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Spring 2014


ALISON LESTER Alison Lester Alison Lester has published more than 25 children’s books, including Magic Beach and The Silver Horse Switch. In 2012, Alison became Australia’s first Children’s Book Laureate. Each: 7.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Board Books May • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

One Clucky Hen One clucky hen sitting on her eggs. Two new chicks on tiny little legs. Read along and count everything! 18 pp • 9781743315484

Run Like a Rabbit Can you run like a rabbit? Can you jump like a frog? Or laze like a lizard, stretched out on a log? Yes, you can! Read along and do all the actions. 20 pp • 9781743313275

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SARAH JONES Sarah Jones Sarah Jones is an artist, an educator, and a storyteller. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each: 14 pp • 5.75 x 5.75 • 14 Color Illustrations • 14 W/C Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books • April $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

Bunnies Near and Far Fluffy bunnies help introduce basic concepts to young minds Farmer Bo wants to know where his bunnies are. Some are near, some are far, some are walking, while some are in a car! Little readers will learn counting and opposites in this whimsical tale of bunnies on the go. 9781936669226

Orange, Triangle, Fox An innovative introduction to colors, shapes, and backyard animals Colorful animals, including red square owl and yellow star frog, teach young readers basic concepts in this concept book. An ideal read for bedtime or story time, this book’s rich watercolor illustrations and delightful animals will make it a family favorite. 9781936669219

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TOAST TO BABY

Toast to Family Sandra Gross and Leah Busch A family fun book that uses food to provide interaction between parents and children This offbeat concept book uses photographs of faces found in toasted bread as a fun approach for babies and toddlers to learn to identify members of their family. The unique photographs, taken from kiln-formed glass, will inspire parents and children to try their own hand at making toast faces at home. Sandra Gross is an award-winning artist and a coauthor and illustrator of the Toast to Baby series. Leah Busch is an award-winning artist and illustrator. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio. 14 pp • 5.75 x 5.75 14 Color Photos • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books • 9781936669189 • April $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book Rights: World • blue manatee press

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Toast to Counting

Toast to Feelings

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BABY UNPLUGGED

Water Dr. John Hutton Illustrations by Andrea Kang Wet is water, did you know? Water helps everything grow! From pools to puddles, rivers to tubs, water and its life-sustaining magic are joyfully presented in this book for babies and toddlers. Written by a pediatrician and stressing the importance of fostering child development through simple, real-world experiences, this inspiring book is perfect for the next generation of swimmers, sailors, and scientists. Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, a children’s bookstore owner, and the author of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andrea Kang is a toy designer and an illustrator. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. 14 pp • 5.75 x 5.75 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books • 9781936669202 • April $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book Rights: World • blue manatee press

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Ball

Beach

Blanket

Blocks

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FLIPPETY-FLAPS Anna Nilsen and Jonathan Bentley Children will love learning actions and sounds with these fun and adorable first-concept picture books! Flip the flaps, forward and back, to see the images move. Anna Nilsen is the author of many books, including The Amazeing Journey Through Time, The Great Race Maze, and Pirates Galore. Jonathan Bentley is the illustrator of several books, including The Little Crooked House. Each: 8 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty/Board Books May • $6.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Chirpy Bird

Moo, Cow, Moo! 9781877003240

Swim, Duck, Swim! 9781877003196

Wave, Baby, Wave! 9781877003462

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YUSUKE YONEZO Yusuke Yonezu

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including 5 Little Apples, Moving Blocks, Please Don’t Cry, Rainbow Chameleon, We Love Each Other, and Yum Yum! Each: 6.5 x 6.5 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books/Novelty • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book • Rights: World • minedition

Guess What—Food? Familiar foods become surprising creatures with the help of lively liftthe-flaps Carrots, chestnuts, and cheese turn into animals with the lift of a flap in this fun board book. Young readers are encouraged to use their imaginations to guess what animal will be revealed. A toasty bun becomes a smiling dog; a series of red peppers transforms into an octopus. What will be found under the pumpkin? Children will enjoy brainstorming to guess each surprise. 24 pp • 9789888240623

Guess What—Fruit? Fun lift-the-flaps foster the imagination and reveal colorful new images Images of different fruits transform into animals with lift-the-flaps in this interactive book. Readers of all ages will delight in trying to guess the next surprise. A pineapple becomes a yellow armadillo; a red apple turns into the face of a monkey. What will become of an orange, a banana, grapes, and more? The irresistible guessing game encourages children to imagine the possibilities. 28 pp • 9789888240616

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YUSUKE YONEZO • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Each: 24pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books/Novelty • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book • Rights: World • minedition

Rainbow Chameleon A lively story about accepting and embracing change, filled with interactive surprises for little hands Some changes can be quite important in life, as the chameleon discovers when he changes colors in order to hide from a snake, a wolf, and a crocodile. But sometimes one also has to change in order to be noticed—especially when a lovely lady chameleon enters the picture. This playful, hands-on journey to learning that change can be a positive thing features color dials and pulltabs in addition to gorgeous, inviting illustrations. 9789888240593

Yum Yum! Healthy foods for kids are introduced through what cute, fun animals eat “Various healthy foods are presented, and with a flip of a page you get to see various animals eating them. . . . It’s sort of a subtle good food message, but with these adorable illustrations.” —Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal What’s on the menu today for Cat, Mouse, Rabbit, Monkey, Pig, and Bear? Young readers find out what each animal likes to eat in this board book with bold, bright illustrations and inventive cut-outs. Children realize they like to eat some of the same foods and discover a special treat at the end of the book. 9789888240586

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Our Planet Jimi Lee A wordless environmental fairy tale for today’s imperfect world

• Co-op available Children are the future, but will they take better care of our planet than we have? Can they repair the damage before it’s too late? Author Jimi Lee believes change is possible. Her powerful images show that when we work together with nature, everything is in harmony. This unusual, thoughtprovoking—and wordless—tale observes without passing judgment. The delicate, expressive illustrations and inventive die-cut silently convey information while captivating readers of all ages. Jimi Lee is a graphic designer and the author of the children’s book Lines Everywhere. 26 pp • 8.25 x 8.25 • 24 Color Illustrations Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Board Books/Fiction • 9789888240609 April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Board Book Rights: World • minedition

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LITTLE HANDS BOOKS Little Hands Books for Babies is a series of board books specially designed to promote and nurture reading from early childhood. With a focus on vocabulary building and reading for enjoyment, the stories are accompanied by rich, brightly colored illustrations that will capture a child’s attention and imagination.

Little Hands Books for Babies 1 Illustrations by Alzette Prins This collection includes Hippo and His Friends; Look at Me!; Knock, Knock!; and That’s Better! They are brought to life by well-known South African writers: Carole Bloch, William Gumede, Sue Kramer, and Tuelo Gabonewe. Alzette Prins is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in children’s literature for educational and trade publishing houses. 12 pp • 3.75 x 3.75 • 12 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books 9781431406111 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Board Book Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

Shorty & Billy Boy A Tale of Two Naughty Dogs Gerard Sekoto The manuscript for this book was part of a private collection of Gerald Sekoto’s sketches, artwork, letters, and memoirs. Though the story was clearly written and illustrated as a personal exercise and possibly a sentimental souvenir of his childhood memories, it has not been published until now. A simple and playful story, this is the tale of two troublesome dogs whose thieving ways take them to the far-away town of Porcupine Hills. There, they meet all sorts of interesting characters, and continue their mischief until Billy Boy is caught red-handed. He is sent to jail, where he dreams about the kindness of others and comes to realize that good deeds are the true measure of freedom. Gerard Sekoto is acknowledged as the father of contemporary South African art. In 1947, he left South Africa for France under self-imposed exile, where he lived for the rest of his life. The French Government awarded him the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres shortly before his death in 1993. 40 pp • 11.75 x 9 • 27 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction 9781431406067 • April • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

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Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra Curious Creatures ABC Bright Connections Media Pairs colorful, fun animal illustrations with letter-themed text intended to teach the alphabet while broadening a child’s vocabulary Have you ever seen hungry hamsters happily hauling a huge ham? In Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra, young children are introduced to the alphabet with a fun twist. Each letter is accompanied by an illustration that prompts a child to imagine other words—even made-up ones!—that begin with the same letter. Bright Connections Media is a children’s book publisher that combines the trusted World Book brand with sound content and striking design to capture children’s attention. They are based in Chicago. 32 pp • 8 x 8 Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Board Books 9781622670284 • April $8.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book Rights: World • Bright Connections Media

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DINO-SCHOOL

Opposites David Bedford and Leonie Worthington Children will love learning opposites with some new dinosaur friends Dino-School is a fun new first concept series that will delight preschoolers. Full of bright and colorful illustrations, learning about opposites is fun and easy with these dinosaur characters. David Bedford and Leonie Worthington collaborated on the playful early childhood concept books Big; Big & Small; Bums; Tails; Toes; Tums; In-o-saur, Out-o-saur; and One-o-saur, Two-o-saur. Leonie Worthington is also well known as an illustrator of the Bananas in Pyjamas picture books. 22 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Novelty/Board Books • 9781921894299 April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book Rights: US & Canada • Chirpy Bird

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Counting 9781921894305 $8.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

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Making Colors A Pop-Up Book James Diaz A beautiful visual lesson in mixing colors “Vibrant.” —Parents magazine on Making Shapes This second title in a series from eminent paper engineer James Diaz is about color mixing. Mix the two colors on each spread and see the result in each ingenious pop-up. Pull the tab on the final spread to see primary and secondary colors and another special pop. Ja m e s D i a z i s t h e c o a u t h o r o f M y F i rs t Jumbo Book of Letters, My First Jumbo Book of Shapes, and Popigami. 10 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 5 & Up • Grades K & Up • Novelty 9781857078534 • April $19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Tango Books

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Making Shapes 9781857078275 $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth

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The Happy Shiny Blue Circle A Touch-and-Feel Book of Shapes David A. Carter Master paper engineer David Carter combines illustrations with foils and materials to define various shapes The Happy Shiny Blue Circle wants to make some friends. Children will learn about shapes as he asks various objects if they will befriend him, in a tale ending with a clever pop-up. David A. Carter is an author and illustrator of more than 90 books, as well as a paper engineer, well-known for his pop-up creations. His Bugs series, which includes Beach Bugs, Bedtime Bugs, Easter Bugs, Halloween Bugs, and Love Bugs, has sold more than six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. 16 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Novelty 9781857078619 • April $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Tango Books

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FAIRYTALE POP-UPS

Hansel and Gretel A Pop-Up Book Second edition Brothers Grimm Illustrations by Louise Rowe “I would definitely recommend that you buy it!” —San Francisco Book Review Illustrated in shades of green with touches of other colors, and with stunning pop-ups, Louise Rowe’s Hansel and Gretel is a book to cherish. Louise Rowe is an illustrator. 16 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty/Classics 9781857078589 (Replaces 9781857078152) April • $24.99 (Can $29.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Tango Books

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Red Riding Hood

Sleeping Beauty

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Let’s Go, Baby-o! Janet McLean and Andrew McLean When Baby-o wakes up there are games to play and lots to discover in the busy back garden, in this joyful board book for sharing words and conversation with children “Young readers will find the goings-on in the garden hard to resist. . . . This simple and understated selection is a good choice for encouraging the young to dance, sing, observe, and comment on the world around them.” —Kirkus Reviews “With a bouncy, rhyming text, this charming read-aloud from a popular author-illustrator duo encourages interaction between a caregiver, a toddler, and the world around them.” —Booklist Let’s Go, Baby-o! You and me! To the up, to the down and the turn around, to the wibble and the wobble, and the flip, flop hop. Then twist, twirl, whirrrl . . . When sleep-time is over, a little boy and his cousin play action games, but in between they stop to look out the window. What do they see? Grandparents are digging in the garden, children are building a cubby house, the cat has her eye on the baby birds, and the dogs have their eyes on the cat! This is a fun-filled story for parents, grandparents, teachers, and child care educators to share with babies and young children. This book shows that learning language and playing games go together, and will encourage the conversations between children and adults that are so important for children’s development. Janet McLean is an early childhood educator. Andrew McLean is an artist who has taught painting, drawing, and art, but is now a full-time painter and children’s book illustrator. They have created several picture books together, including Josh and the Monster and Josh and Thumper. 32 pp • 8 x 6 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books 9781743317655 (Replaces 9781742375649) • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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MY FIRST DISCOVERIES Beautiful first information books reveal the marvels of the world using transparent acetate pages that lift, revealing a related illustration underneath: the skeleton inside a bird, the seeds and stones inside fruit, the bare winter tree that will come of a green tree. The illustrations help young readers understand the world around them and discover how it changes. Each: 34 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Concealed Spiral • Rights: US & Canada • My First Discoveries

Animal Camouflage What exactly is camouflage? Discover animals that can change their shape and their color depending upon their surroundings. Learn about animals that are very good at pretending to be other animals. 9781851034260

Animals in Danger Which animals are threatened with extinction? In this book you will find out how some animals have disappeared altogether. Discover why others, like gorillas, panda bears, tigers, and even elephants must be protected if they are to survive. 9781851034277

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MY FIRST DISCOVERIES Each: 32 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Concealed Spiral • Rights: US & Canada • My First Discoveries

Sharks Rare attacks by great white sharks have given sharks a bad name. Although some sharks have terrifying teeth, others only eat krill, plankton, and very small fish. Discover how they find their food and learn how the biggest fish in the sea give birth to their young. 9781851034284

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Just Because Rebecca Elliott Amusing and often touching, this story encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship to which all children can relate “Refreshingly, the story is about the bond between the siblings and all that they can do. . . . It serves as an excellent reminder that children in wheelchairs are not defined by their disabilities.” —School Library Journal “Elliott does a rare thing, humorously and beautifully: she portrays a character with profound disabilities. . . . With its steady refrain and comforting illustrations reminiscent of rag dolls, this book would make a wonderful read-aloud.” —Storypockets (Carnegie Library blog) “This delightful, warm, beautifully illustrated picture book deserves a place on every bookshelf.” —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Girls in Love

• Recipient of the Dolly Gray Award, which recognizes high-quality children’s books that authentically portray individuals with developmental disabilities My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can’t walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle or do algebra. I don’t know why she doesn’t do these things. Just because. A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so much—just because, in this heartwarming picture book about being perfectly loved, no matter what. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs—and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this book for its sincere and convincing treatment of children with special needs, while parents will use this book to encourage sibling friendship and to read with children who are beginning to ask why a particular child they know is “different.” Rebecca Elliott, Kate Greenaway–nominated author of Zoo Girl, has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. 12 pp • 6 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Board Books Board Book: 9780745964607 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book: 9780745962351 • Available • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories Retold by Elena Pasquali and Nicola Smee Snuggle down with a story at the end of the day, with this little book of 21 tales from around the world “Many of the best have open endings that will have kids and those who read to them laughing and talking about the deeper meaning in each tale. . . . The large, bright, line-and-watercolor illustrations on every page . . . will help hold children’s attention in repeated readings.” —Booklist on Two-Minute Bedtime Stories “Author and illustrator together produce lively stories. . . . Young children can learn cultural references and traditional wisdom from this charming treatment.” —Publishers Weekly on The Lion Book of Two-Minute Parables Retold in simple words and appealing pictures, these stories are perfect to share at bedtime. They include retellings of 21 tales from around the world and traditional stories. Each is retold concisely and illustrated throughout with lively artwork and join-in words and phrases mixed in with the illustrations, making them fun to share with young children. Elena Pasquali and Nicole Smee have previously collaborated on Two-Minute Animal Stories, TwoMinute Bible Stories, Two-Minute Bedtime Stories, and Two-Minute Parables. 96 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Fiction 9780745964591 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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DINOSAURITIS Jeannette Rowe Catch the dinosaur bug with Dinosauritis, the brand-new series for 3- to 5-year-olds includes small, colorful picture books that combines dinosaur facts, jokes, and games. Jeannette Rowe is a former art teacher and curriculum writer. She has sold more than three million books worldwide, into 20 countries and more than 14 languages, including the Whose series and the Yoyo series. Each: 16 pp • 7.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction May • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Bruce the Brachiosaurus Meet Bruce Bruce is a Brachiosaurus. He is the one of the biggest dinosaurs to have ever walked the earth. Go Bruce! Learn what Bruce eats and other fun facts, and play the Bugs and Brachiosaurus Game. 9781743310144

Rex the Tyrannosaurus Meet Rex Rex is a Tyrannosaurus, one of the biggest and scariest dinosaurs. Find out what could happen if Rex came to your next birthday party and other fun facts, and play the Dinosauritis Maze Game. 9781743310083

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DINOSAURITIS Each: 16 pp • 7.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction May • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Tip the Triceratops Tip is a Triceratops. He is built like a bulldozer with three horns on his head. Find how many rhinoceroses you would have to glue together to make one Triceratops, and play the Dinosauritis Spot the Difference Game. 9781743310113

Tracy the Pterodactyl Tracy is a Pterodactyl. She has a long beak and very sharp teeth. Find out why she likes children so much, and play the Dinosauritis Shadow Match Game. 9781743310151

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Nino’s Magical Night Sueli Menezes and Giuliano Ferri An exquisite book with glowing colors that shows that what seems impossible for an individual can be achieved through cooperation

• Co-op available Nino, a little firefly, glows brightly each night. Yet the moon shines much brighter than a single firefly. But what happens when the moon gets tired? Can Nino make his dream of lighting up the entire night sky come true? Enchanting illustrations with flashes of metallic ink enhance this captivating bedtime story about friendship, trust, and the inspirational power of many working as one. Sueli Menezes is an artist and a writer. She is the author of The Blue Butterfly and The Very Best Dad. Giuliano Ferri is an artist, an animator, and an award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including The Animals’ Christmas, Ant and Grasshopper, The Apple King, Best Friends, and The Magic Book. He is also the author and illustrator of Little Tad Grows Up; Mummy, Mummy, Where Are You?; and Night, Night, Sleep Tight! 32 pp • 8.5 x 11.25 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Fiction 9789888240753 • April $18.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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Puss & Boots Ayano Imai A beloved fairy tale reimagined

• Co-op available A poor shoemaker must close his business as there is no work, but his cat is determined to save the shoemaker from his plight. Using a magnificent pair of boots and a sly plan, the trusty cat tempts a monster and tricks the beast into using his own vanity against himself. With the monster defeated, the shoemaker reopens his shop and can once again sell his beautiful shoes to the townspeople. A beautifully distinctive retelling of a classic tale, this children’s book features enchanting illustrations from acclaimed artist Ayano Imai. Ayano Imai is the illustrator of Aesop’s Fables, Chester, and The Town Mouse and Country Mouse. She studied Japanese painting, with a focus on mineral pigment painting, at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. 32 pp • 9.25 x 11.25 16 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Classics 9789888240715 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

Doctor White Jane Goodall Illustrations by Julie Litty An illustrated depiction of a real-life story that celebrates the eternal, life-affirming bond between animals and humans

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies Everyone loves Dr. White, a furry practitioner with four paws, a wagging tail, and an unorthodox bedside manner who day by day works his magic on very ill children at the hospital. Although his treatment is unconventional, it has a great success rate. But one day the health inspector arrives and bans Dr. White from the hospital. Who could have predicted the terrible coincidence that ends up bringing Dr. White back to the patients who love him? Based on a true story from a London hospital, Jane Goodall’s enchanting book reminds readers of all ages of the healing power of love. Jane Goodall is a preeminent anthropologist and conservationist and the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. She is the author of Hope for Animals and Their World, My Life with the Chimpanzees, and Reason for Hope. Julie Litty is a graphic designer and the illustrator of many children’s books, including Leo Hates Girls and The Star. She is the author and illustrator of Chloe and the Magic Baton. 40 pp • 9.25 x 11.25 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books 9789888240746 (Replaces 9780735818682) • April $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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FIVE NICE MICE

Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race Chisato Tashiro Lively illustrations lead to victory in this sweet story that promotes working together to achieve success

• Co-op available With their eyes set on a grand prize of the biggest piece of cheese they’ve ever seen, the Five Nice Mice set out to work on building an unbeatable race car. But before they can cross the finish line, they must elude a dog, heavy human feet, and a big, bouncing red ball. Do they have what it takes to win the competition? This uplifting tale of team spirit and achievement enchants and engages with vibrant, detailed illustrations. Chisato Tashiro is a children’s book author and illustrator. She illustrated the picture book Voices of the Forest for Expo 2005, the world’s fair held in Aichi, Japan. She is the author and illustrator of Chameleon’s Colors, Five Nice Mice, and Five Nice Mice Build a House. 40 pp • 9.25 x 11.25 15 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Fiction 9789888240739 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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My Red Balloon Kazuaki Yamada A charming story about the power of friendship

• Co-op available A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon. A wild chase begins and along the way a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a giraffe all join in to help as they follow the wayward balloon. And when a bird pecks the balloon with its beak, the result makes all their effort seem in vain, but the little girl’s new friends once again come to the rescue with just the right words of comfort. Kazuaki Yamada is an architect and an illustrator. 64 pp • 11.25 x 8.5 30 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Fiction 9789888240722 • May $18.99 (Can $22.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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Ben & Zip Two Short Friends Joanne Linden Illustrations by Tom Goldsmith A tribute to friendship, boardwalks, and summer at beach, this storybook tells of Ben and Zip, two best friends who will keep readers laughing, cheering, and guessing until the very end when they are reunited after a rainstorm.

• Co-op available Ben is short, but his best friend Zip is even shorter. One day while strolling along the boardwalk a summer shower blows in. There’s a clap of thunder, and Zip runs off in fear. Ben pushes through the crowd to find Zip, but being so short, all Ben sees are knees. He climbs onto a bench, but now all he sees are bellies. He clambers onto a picnic table, and all he sees is hair. Ben is sure he’ll glimpse Zip when he climbs to the highest point on the beach, the lifeguard stand, but Zip is nowhere to be found. Ben finally does find Zip—his best friend and dachshund—hiding out beneath the boardwalk, and the pair snuggle and munch on popcorn while the puddles dry and the beach-goers emerge from under the awnings. A unique lost-and-found tale with a surprise ending, brimming with lively illustrations, and filled with rhyming refrains that roll off the tongue, this storybook is a great read-aloud for kids of all sizes. Joanne Linden is the author of two nonfiction books for children, Shih Tzus and Yorkshire Terriers, and she has published stories and articles in several magazines. She lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Tom Goldsmith is an illustrator who has worked in advertising for more than 20 years. He is a regular contributor to Just Labs Magazine. He lives in Coldwater, Ontario. 32 pp • 10.25 x 10.25 • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9781936261284 • April • $16.95 (Can $16.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Flashlight Press

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Your Red Shoes John Hutton Illustrations by Leah Busch An ode to growing up, this read-aloud book commemorates the first pair of shoes a child owns and the many memories created while they walk in them. I tied your red shoes for you today. Where will you go in them? How many steps will you take? So many since the first. Was it yesterday or long ago? A celebration of early childhood, this book highlights the many steps a toddler takes: from the initial wobbly ones and stopping in puddles to walking in the park and the all-too-soon day when that first, beloved pair of shoes no longer fit. The lush watercolors and rhythmic, evocative text document each proud moment, while reinforcing universal themes of independence, exploration, and unconditional love. John Hutton is a pediatrician, a children’s bookstore owner, and the author of the award-winning Baby Unplugged series. Leah Busch is an award-winning artist and illustrator. They previously collaborated on the book Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio. 40 pp • 9 x 10 40 W/C Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Fiction 9781936669196 • April • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth Rights: World • blue manatee press

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All Monkeys Love Bananas Sean E. Avery All monkeys love bananas—don’t they? Young Lou McGrew lives in tree twenty-four, And he doesn’t like bananas, not anymore. This adorable and humorous picture book features a poor monkey who just can’t bear the sight of one more piece of the yellow fruit. With whimsical illustrations and sing-song, rhyming text, this tale is about two friends who discover that the grass isn’t always more delicious on the other side. Sean E. Avery is a former freelance journalist for the Eastern Province Herald and an artist whose sculptures are featured in prominent galleries around Perth, Australia and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums in Baltimore and Los Angeles. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario. 32 pp • 9 x 8 • 28 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Animals 9781922089311 (Replaces 9781921888731) • April $9.95 (Can $10.95) New in Paperback Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean Fremantle Press

My Superhero Chris Owen Illustrations by Moira Court Superheroes have a lot of super attributes—amazing strength, incredible speed, and sensational outfits, for starters—but this charming book focuses on a less celebrated super skill, something closer to home for young readers “Court’s dynamic illustrations and the fold-out pages are guaranteed to engage youngsters. . . . Verdict: super.” —Herald Sun A numbat youth compares superheroes found in comic books and cartoons with a different kind of superhero: his dad. He comes to realize that being a dad is far more important than any super powers typical of heroes in modern fiction. This delightful picture book introduces impressive natural abilities of 12 different mask-wearing superdad animals from around the world. Rhyming couplets, onomatopoeias, and alliterations engage readers while lift-the-flaps reveal more information and add mystery. Chris Owen is an elementary school teacher and a former radio journalist and news presenter. Moira Court is a book illustrator and a painter who exhibits in art shows and galleries. She is the illustrator of Miss Llewellyn-Jones, Miss Llewellyn-Jones Goes to Town, and Sleep Tight. 48 pp • 8.75 x 9.25 • 24 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books 9781921888977 • April $19.95 (Can $21.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean Fremantle Press

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Snap! Janet A. Holmes Illustrations by Daniella Germain A sensitive story about the fear of the new, perfect for the first day of school The big day has come—and that can be terrifying. Sometimes the only thing to do is hide behind a scary mask and hope it frightens the monsters away. But snapping and snarling isn’t always the best way. Perhaps a friendly smiling mask might work better. This lovely story about learning to be brave teaches children to face their fears with a smile instead of a frown. Janet A. Holmes is the author of Have You Seen Duck?, Me and You, and Pink. Daniella Germain is an illustrator. 32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Picture Books • 9781921714993 • May $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Little Hare Books

Lucy Goosey Margaret Wild Illustrations by Ann James A heartwarming story about a child’s fear of the unknown, and how a mother’s unconditional love can make anything possible—especially a brave decision “Many books take on the theme of separation from a parent . . . This is an admirable addition.” —School Library Journal Lucy Goosey has been playing happily in the same pond all her life, but the time has come for her to fly away. She is so terrified of getting lost in the huge sky that she refuses to leave with the others. Is it more terrifying to be alone, or to face one’s greatest fear? No matter what happens, Lucy Goosey’s mother will always come looking for her—only once she is reassured of this does Lucy Goosey feel brave enough to make the flight. Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40 novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Kiss Kiss!, Little Humpty, and Woolvs in the Sitee. Ann James is an award-winning illustrator whose other titles include Ready, Set, Skip! and The Way I Love You. 32 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9781742975528 (Replaces 9781921272394) • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Reissue Rights: US & Canada • Little Hare Books

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The Lilac Ladies Jenny Hughes Illustrations by Jonathan Bentley A sparkling story of friendship, loss, and moving on after change “This is a book to linger over in order to appreciate the craft and whimsy involved.” —School Library Journal on And Red Galoshes Ida, Nelly, Maisie, and Rose are the Lilac Ladies, and they have always been the best of friends—every week they swim, sip sodas, dance the tango, and eat cake together. But Lilac Ladies sometimes need a bit of looking after, and it is always Nelly who fixes things when they go wrong. So what happens when Nelly is no longer there? A touching story of how life goes on, even when everything around you reminds you of someone who has gone away. Jenny Hughes is an author and illustrator, and this is her first picture book. Jonathan Bentley is the illustrator of And Red Galoshes, The Best Kind of Kiss, and Have You Seen Duck? 32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9781921894237 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Little Hare Books

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Tree A Little Story About Big Things Danny Parker Illustrations by Matt Ottley In the vein of The Giving Tree, a modern tale about life’s cycles, and the discovery that every end is a new beginning Henry is a small sapling who grows into a big strong tree under the protection of an even bigger and stronger tree. But then comes the longest night with drenching waters and howling winds, and the biggest and strongest tree falls. Henry is alone and his heart is hollow, until he hears the small voice of a new sapling among his roots. This is an evocative story about cycles and generations, with sumptuous illustrations that add depth and meaning to a timeless theme. The book’s jacket folds out to be an impressive poster showcasing Matt Ottley’s artwork. Danny Parker is a drama and youth theater director. He was inspired to write Tree by the loss of his father, followed shortly by the birth of his son. Matt Ottley is the illustrator of Luke’s Way of Looking, Me and My Dad, and Sailing Home. 32 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9781921714412 • May $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Little Hare Books

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One Very Tired Wombat Renée Treml Now available in paperback, a delightful counting book featuring a cast of cheeky Australian animals and lots of humor “Her artwork is distinctive; she uses a penknife to scratch black ink off a clay-painted board or paper, then applies paint to the scratched surface . . . . The effect, combined with her funny narrative, is charming and instructive.” —New York Times “[Treml’s] illustrations place beautiful pen-and-ink drawings against delicate pastel washes and capture lots of personality in her creatures.” —Kirkus Reviews One wombat is very tired, and he just wants to rest. The birds try to be quiet—well, some of them, anyway—but it seems that they’re not as quiet as they think. Poor tired wombat. Will he ever get some sleep? Renée Treml is the winner of the 2011 Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference in the Illustrated and Picture Books Category, resulting in her first published book. 32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Picture Books • 9781742755793 (Replaces 9781742755786) • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) New in Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Bouncing Ball Deborah Kelly Illustrations by Georgia Perry Try to keep up with the bouncing ball as it travels down the street, between cars, into a gutter, and down a storm drain With bold graphic illustrations sure to delight young readers, this picture book follows the adventures of the bouncing ball through colorful fields, cities, animals, cars, and boys and girls. Following the line of the bouncing ball is a perfect tool for engaging beginner readers, whose eyes and imaginations will be opened to the wider world as they follow the ball’s journey. Deborah Kelly is a debut author. Georgia Perry is a graphic designer, illustrator, and art director. 32 pp • 9 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9780857980045 • May $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

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My Dad and Me Tania Cox and Lorette Broekstra Previously titled What Makes My Dad Happy, this sweetly appealing gift book explores the joy of being a child and of being a dad What makes Dad happy? When he builds me a tower and I pick him a flower; when I write him a note for the pocket of his coat; when he helps me to fly way up high in the sky. What makes your dad happy? This is the perfect gift for fathers and children to share together. Tania Cox is the author of Elephant Baby and Wolf’s Sunday Dinner. Lorette Broekstra is the author of the Hugo series, including Hugo’s Motorcycle Rescue, and the illustrator of What’s the Time, Missie Mouse? 24 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Picture Books • 9781743316238 • April $11.99 (Can $13.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Allen & Unwin

Dads A Field Guide Second edition Justin Ractliffe Illustrations by Cathie Glassby Find out what kind of Dad you have in this handy field guide, a celebration of the many varied types of dad, now in paperback Recognized as the universal authority on dad identification, this invaluable book provides an intimate look at dads in their natural environment. Learn how to identify each species by his distinctive dress, dedicated hobbies, and surrounding habitat. Surfer Dad, Handy Dad, Holiday Dad—delight in spotting the idiosyncrasies that make up your beloved Dad. Justin Ractliffe is the children’s sales and marketing manager at Random House Australia. Cathie Glassby is an illustrator who was nominated as one of the world’s most exciting female illustrators by the illustration almanac Curvy. 32 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Picture Books • 9781742755519 (Replaces 9781742755496) • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) New in Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? Alice V. Lickens A bright, feel-good rhythmical book that celebrates music and dance This colorful, get-up-and-move story is about breaking out of boundaries. It is designed to explore the get up and go every child has burning within them. The creatures pick up instruments, gathering in number and dancing through the pages finishing off with a dancing-on-the-rooftops night scene. The rhythmical approach sets the pace to the jig and is complemented by the sounds of both the instruments and animals wraparound. Children can also learn the names and sounds of the instruments seen through the pages and join in, in their own way, with the veritable hullabaloo. Alice V. Lickens is an illustrator and the recipient of a Sendak Fellowship. 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9781843652298 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

Let’s Paint! Gabriel Alborozo Warm, vibrant, and amusing, a joyous picture book exploration of the messy and marvelous world of art, encouraging all children to pick up a paint brush Whether one drips, dots, daubs—or carefully dabs—there is a wonderful world of art waiting to be explored, and this exuberant book reassures all children that art is for them. Elegantly tipping its hat to famous artists and artistic techniques, it explains to young readers that from exquisitely detailed paintings to crazy kaleidoscopes of color, art is endlessly varied and essential for everyone. Assuring children that there are no mistakes in art or correct way to make a painting, this book offers them the courage and inspiration to express their creativity. Gabriel Alborozo has worked in film, in the props department on the Star Wars movies and The Matrix, and for an animation company. 32 pp • 7 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books • 9781743313695 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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TASHI SERIES

Once Tashi Met a Dragon Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg Illustrations by Kim Gamble In a new picture book, Tashi rides on a white tiger to the top of the mountain to see why the dragon is not sending the rains to his village Kim Gamble’s stunning illustrations take readers again into the wondrous land where Tashi lives, in the second color book to introduce Tashi to very young children. Tashi’s village is experiencing a drought, so he takes a journey to find why the rains aren’t being sent—a scary journey, as the dragons are the source of rain. As always, Tashi is brave and clever, and finds a way to relate to the dragons and save his village. Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, and Kim Gamble are the cocreators of the Tashi series. Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble also previously collaborated on the Minton Goes! series. 32 pp • 9.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books 9781741758870 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Everything We Ever Saw From the Beach to the Bush and More! Roland Harvey Includes all six vacation books in one: At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, To the Top End, All the Way to W.A., and On the Farm “The real star here is the dizzying artwork, sort of a watercolor take on Where’s Waldo? that invites any reader to scrutinize the jam-packed scenes for the details mentioned by the children.” —Booklist on In the City We did a squillion and 70 things on our holidays all across Australia: sailing and surfing, caving and kayaking, camping under big skies, explorations underground, museums and markets, amazing adventures on our way to the very tip of the Top End and way out west, and finally a heap of fun helping Uncle Kev on his farm. Come along to everywhere we ever went, and see everything we ever saw, and enjoy all the madness and mayhem of our fabulous family holidays. Roland Harvey is the author of All the Way to W.A., At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, On the Farm, and To the Top End. 216 pp • 6.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • Picture Books 9781743313671 • June $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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Simply Fantastic An Introduction to Classical Music Ana Gerhard Illustrations by Claudia Legnazzi A children’s guidebook to the fantastical characters and creatures found in classical music. “All in all, the book, though slight in size, is expansive in its reach. The result is a surprisingly thorough beginner’s introduction to classical music.” —New York Times on Listen to the Birds “A truly enriching experience.” —School Library Journal, starred review, on Listen to the Birds

• Co-op available The works of Mozart, T chaikovsky, Verdi, and others are introduced to children through the magical beings from legends and classic tales—including gnomes, fairies, witches, goblins, elves, and wizards—that inspired the composers. An original and interesting way for younger listeners to discover classical music, this book pairs three centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations and includes a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief presentation of each extraordinary character. The accompanying CD features 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by world-class luminaries, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs dedicated to the promotion of classical music. She is the author of Listen to the Birds. Claudia Legnazzi studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and has illustrated children’s books for the past 25 years. She has won numerous awards, including the Argentina Book Chamber’s Album of the Year and Mexico’s International Prize for Illustrated Books. Some of her work has been acquired by the Chihiro Art Museum of Japan and belongs to its permanent collection. 58 pp • 8.25 x 8 • 20 Color Illustrations • 1 Graph Four-color Interior • Includes Audio CD Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Picture Books/Music 9782924217214 • April • $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • The Secret Mountain

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LA MONTAGNE SECRÈTE • Co-op available This vibrant, engaging assortment offers children an entertaining introduction to the French language. From stories of friendship, family, discovery, and self-esteem to silly, snappy songs of one-of-a-kind barnyard animals, lullabies, and segments of classical music, children tune in to a variety of musical styles and multicultural experiences. The accompanying CDs provide children an opportunity to hear the pronunciation of the words and sing along as they learn the language. Each: 8.25 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Includes Audio CD • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Picture Books/Music April • $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • The Secret Mountain/La Montagne Secrète

Le chant des oiseaux Initiation à la musique classique “All in all, the book, though slight in size, is expansive in its reach. The result is a surprisingly thorough beginner’s introduction to classical music.” —New York Times, on English-language edition

Chapeau! Félix The songs of an iconic French Canadian singer reimagined through illustrations and musical performance 44 pp • 14 Color Illustrations • 9782923163260

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Le géant de la forêt Delightful illustrations and catchy songs combine to give young minds a reminder on the significance of taking care of the environment 48 pp • 16 Color Illustrations • 9782923163369

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Le petit ours gris de la Mauricie A beloved French Canadian singer tells the story of an adventurous young bear 38 pp • 15 Color Illustrations • 9782924217177


LA MONTAGNE SECRÈTE • Co-op available Each: 8.25 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Includes Audio CD Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Picture Books/Music April • $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • The Secret Mountain/La Montagne Secrète

Pyjama Party A charming children’s story set to a various genres of music 40 pp • 18 Color Illustrations • 9782923163871

Le tango des animaux “Practical jokes and sweet nursery rhymes.” —Le Monde 40 pp • 12 Color Illustrations • 9782923163017

Roulé-Boulé Je suis une boule qui roule “A must for the family-CD library.” —La Presse 36 pp • 16 Color Illustrations • 9782923163109

J’ai un bouton sur le bout de la langue “Fascinating. Parents will push on the replay button and kids will dance their pants off.” —Radio Canada 36 pp • 12 Color Illustrations • 9782923163819

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LAND OF KACHOO Tina Scotford Illustrations by Frans Groenewald This series of comical stories set in the vast and wondrous Land of Kachoo has rhyming verse, quirky illustrations, and lovable characters, making Kachoo more than memorable. These enchanting books will charm the child in everyone. Tina Scotford is the author of the Land of Kachoo series. Frans Groenewald is an artist whose imaginative paintings have enjoyed widespread public interest and support, with national exposure in the printed media and on television. He has contributed illustrations to magazines and newspapers and is the illustrator of Land of Kachoo series. Each: 32 pp • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Fiction April • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

Who Is King in the Land of Kachoo? The lion, the king of the Land of Kachoo, has become lazy. Other animals vie for his job, each thinking they can be a better king. 9.75 x 8.5 • 9781431406937 • $11.95 (Can $12.95)

The Leopard and Bushbaby in the Land of Kachoo Bushbaby sets off on a night-time adventure with two friends he picks up along the way, bush pig and bushbuck. But when they encounter a one-eyed leopard, bushbaby has to think quickly to make sure his new friends don’t become a bountiful leopard buffet. 8.625 x 10 • 9781431407613 • $10.95 (Can $12.95)

The Lion Hunts in the Land of Kachoo The lion looks for something meaty to eat one evening. With his spoon and his bowl in hand, he is ready for a meal but cannot pick up the scent of any animal. Will he find something tasty to quiet his rumbling belly? 9.75 x 8.5 • 9781431406951 • $11.95 (Can $12.95)

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LAND OF KACHOO Each: 32 pp • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Fiction April • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

Lost in the Land of Kachoo A young zebra foal has become separated from his mom and dad. He enlists the help of other animals in the Land of Kachoo in his search for his parents. 9.75 x 8.5 • 9781431406944 • $11.95 (Can $12.95)

The Mighty Elephant in the Land of Kachoo When a fire threatens to burn the Land of Kachoo, elephant uses his mighty and powerful trunk to save the day and his fellow inhabitants from danger. 8.625 x 10 • 9781431407590 • $10.95 (Can $12.95)

Saving the Rhino in the Land of Kachoo An assortment of friends join forces to save twin rhinos from a poacher. With deft tricks and teamwork, they drum the poacher out of the Land of Kachoo with his tail between his legs. 8.625 x 10 • 9781431407606 • $10.95 (Can $12.95)

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The Happy Prince Oscar Wilde Adapted by Carole Bloch and Margaret Sixel Illustrations by Joan Rankin A timeless tale of friendship is brought to life through magical artwork From his high pedestal, the Happy Prince, a magnificent golden statue, can see all the misery of the city below him. He begs a little swallow to pluck off his treasure and share it among the poor. When the Happy Prince asks his new friend to stay and help him, the swallow receives a lesson in kindness and caring. Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Carole Bloch is the central coordinator of the Stories Across Africa Project, which is developing shared anthologies of stories for children in the many languages of Africa. Joan Rankin has illustrated more than 30 children’s books, including A Frog in the Bog and Off to First Grade. She is the recipient of the Katrina Harris Award for Children’s Book Illustration and the ME Rothman Prize for best illustrated children’s book. 48 pp • 9.75 x 11.25 • 48 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books 9781431404353 • April • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Clothbound Set Vols. 1–5 Oscar Wilde Illustrations by P. Craig Russell The beautiful prose of Wilde is gorgeously rendered by one of comic art’s masters “Russell matches Wilde’s literary skills with artistic talent.” —Publishers Weekly, on previous volume “An attractive introduction to Wilde’s tales.” —Booklist, on previous volume

• Co-op available • Illustrator’s previous books sold more than 80,000 copies A complete collection of the prize-winning and greatly acclaimed adaptations of Oscar Wilde’s works, this book brings each story to life with brilliant illustrations by a master of comic art. Each of the clothbound, jacketed volumes of Wilde’s compelling tales are assembled here with close to 200 pages of exquisite comics, including such classics as “The Devoted Friend” on what constitutes real friendship, “The Nightingale and the Rose” a stirring story of sacrifice to love with a cruel twist, “The Birthday of the Infanta” where a hideous dwarf discovers that his good humor and tricks may not be the reason he receives such attention, and “The Happy Prince” where a once-pleased young prince finds what it means to make sacrifices. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the timeless writings of Wilde. Additional stories in this remarkable set include “The Remarkable Rocket,” “The Star Child,” “The Selfish Giant,” and “The Young King.” Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. P. Craig Russell is the author of several comics and has adapted other fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde, as well as operas composed by Wagner and Mozart. He has collaborated extensively with bestselling author Neil Gaiman on Sandman and other works such as Coraline, and has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Parents’ Choice Awards. He lives in Kent, Ohio. 192 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Graphic Novels/Picture Books 9781561638901 • April • $79.99 (Can $79.99) Cloth • Rights: World X United Kingdom • NBM Publishing

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The Queen & Mr Brown A Day for Dinosaurs James Francis Wilkins A delightful tale of two close friends and their eventful day at the museum with the dinosaurs, with lots of facts about how dinosaurs lived and why they all disappeared Join Britain’s much-admired monarch on one of her rare days-off, as she and her loveable pet corgi Mr. Brown enjoy an action-packed adventure at the Natural History Museum. On a gray, gloomy, and unbearably miserable day, the two friends go in search of dinosaurs. Armed with snacks they encounter immense skeletons, huge teeth, and a thigh bone as big as the Queen. There are aliens from outer space and some smelly dinosaur dung too! After so much exploring it is no surprise when they both fall asleep— which is when the real excitement begins. Find out what really happened to the dinosaurs all those years ago, what the Queen is doing on top of a Megalosaurus, and who wins a famous victory. James Francis Wilkins has worked as a newspaper cartoonist and in the animation film industry and now works as an artist. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books 9780565093259 • April • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Natural History Museum, London

War Game Village Green to No-Man’s-Land Michael Foreman A lavish edition of an acclaimed tale about soldiers on opposite sides finding common ground, with a new introduction and four pages of extra background material on World War I “Crammed with concrete details and permeated with emotion. . . . Artwork shimmers with the luster of memory and fellow-feeling; a gentle gleam rises even from military hardware, which serves to both soften and highlight the horror of war. History springs to life in this admirable work.” —Publishers Weekly Based on a true account of a soccer game played between the German and English troops in no-man’s land on Christmas Day in 1914 during World War I, this book tells the story of four young men who have recently enlisted and have found that war is not as glamorous as they had once thought. The young men get to realize their dream of playing soccer for England when the English and German sides hold a ceasefire on Christmas Day and they play a friendly game against one another. This special new edition with beautiful color artwork is a touching and emotive story for children and adults to treasure. Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award– and Smarties Book Prize–winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World. He won the Smarties Prize and was a commended runner-up for the Greenaway Medal for War Game. 96 pp • 7.5 x 5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Picture Books 9781843651789 (Replaces 9781843650898) • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

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MONACELLO TRILOGY

The Wish-Bringer Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrations by Jana Diemberger The Little Monk of Monacello returns, once again beautifully illustrated with Jana Diemberger’s stunning artwork “Reads aloud wonderfully with its tale-teller’s seeming simplicity and its frequent alliterations and internal rhymes. . . . Designed with such care, this layered tale will demand to be revisited many times.” —Books for Keeps on Monacello “Whimsical, delicious language and wildly creative scenes.” —Booklist on Peter Pan in Scarlet “With her exuberant, nonstop plotting and supremely colorful setting, McCaughrean . . . grabs hold of readers’ imaginations and doesn’t let go.” —Publishers Weekly on The Kite Rider There are parts of the world where people think Bad Luck comes up from below, and Good Luck comes down from the sky. Not in Naples. In Naples bad luck and good came from just one place: Monacello. In the second installment of the Monacello trilogy, the “Little Monk” who brings both good and bad luck is begrudgingly transformed into the Wish-Bringer. Encouraged by his mysterious friend Napolina, only when she isn’t looking too closely does he return to mischief-making. There is one wish, however, that Monacello cannot grant—his own wish to know the rest of his story, the mystery of his parents, and why he came to be left outside the doors of a nunnery one cold morning. In this tale, Monacello faces up to his enemies and comes one step closer to discovering the truth about his past. When it comes to the Little Monk though, bad luck can never be far away, and soon Monacello is called upon to grant the hardest wish of all. Geraldine McCaughrean is a children’s author who has written more than 150 books, including Peter Pan in Scarlet, the only official sequel to Peter Pan, and has had her work translated into 42 languages worldwide. Her other books include The Kite Rider and The White Darkness. She has won several major children’s book prizes, including the Carnegie Medal in Literature, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and the Michael L. Printz Award, and is the only author to have won the Whitbread Award three times. Jana Diemberger is an artist and illustrator. 56 pp • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Picture Books 9781907912061 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Phoenix Yard Books

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Line of Fire Diary of an Unknown Soldier Barroux Translated by Sarah Ardizzone Introduction by Michael Morpurgo A graphic adaptation of a 100-year-old diary brings World War I history to life One winter morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an extraordinary find: the real diary of a soldier in World War I. Barroux rescued the diary from the trash and illustrated the soldier’s words. In this striking black-and-white graphic novel adaptation of a 100-year-old diary, the events of the first two months of World War I are given fresh meaning and relevance to modern audiences. This is living history that has the power to engage new generations through one man’s story that is silhouetted against the historical events that formed and transformed the world we live in today. Barroux is a popular illustrator whose books include Extraordinary Pets, Mr. Leon’s Paris, and Where’s Mary’s Hat. He has worked as a press illustrator for Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning children’s author of such titles as Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse. Sarah Ardizzone has twice won the Marsh Award for children’s literature in translation. 96 pp • 7 x 9.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 Graphic Nonfiction • 9781907912399 • July $16.99 (Can $19.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Phoenix Yard Books

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GRAPHIC SHAKESPEARE William Shakespeare Retold by Hilary Burningham The titles in the Graphic Shakespeare series are an ideal introduction to Shakespeare’s plays. The main characters and key events are brought to life in the simplified story and dramatic pictures, and the short extracts from the original play focus on key speeches in Shakespeare’s language. Each title is set out into acts in the same way as the original play, although the story is told in narrative text with only key speeches remaining in the original form. A portrait gallery of key characters provides an easy reference. Hilary Burningham is a former teacher and the author of the Graphic Dickens series. Each: 72 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Classics/Graphic Novels May • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Julius Caesar Illustrations by Dan May Rome serves as the setting for this tragic tale of betrayal, murder, and vengeance. Dan May is an illustrator. 9781783220281

Macbeth Illustrations by Charity Lincoln In Macbeth, the witches’ prophecies prompt Macbeth to seize the throne of Scotland. Charity Lincoln is an illustrator. 9781783220168

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GRAPHIC SHAKESPEARE Each: 72 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Classics/Graphic Novels May • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Illustrations by Zara Slattery In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there are a magical mix and match of couples in the woods near Athens. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Zara Slattery is an illustrator. 9781783220182

Romeo and Juliet Illustrations by Emily Fripp In Romeo and Juliet, as a fued between two families escalates, two star-crossed lovers are forced to take fate into their own hands. Emily Fripp is an illustrator. 9781783220175

The Tempest Illustrations by Charity Lincoln In The Tempest, Prospero uses magic to reclaim his dukedom and find a husband for his daughter Miranda. Charity Lincoln is an illustrator. 9781783220199

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GRAPHIC DICKENS Charles Dickens Retold by Hilary Burningham Favorite Dickens titles retold in graphic format, with speech bubbles and a simplified text, are ideal for drawing in readers who struggle with Dickens in the original form. The titles in this series use all the drama and excitement of comics while introducing the storylines and characters from the Dickens stories. Some of the flavor of the original stories is retained in quotes and speech bubbles. Hilary Burningham is a former teacher and the author of the Graphic Shakespeare series. Each: 64 pp • 6 x 8 • 64 B/W Illustrations • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Classics/Graphic Novels August • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Reissue • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

A Christmas Carol Illustrations by Bob Moulder Ebeneezer Scrooge is a mean miser who lives alone and is nice to no one. One Christmas Eve, however, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Marley, and is given a very important warning. Is it enough to persuade Scrooge to change his ways? Bob Moulder is an illustrator. 9781783220137 (Replaces 9780237541422)

David Copperfield Illustrations by Chris Rowlatt In this classic tale, a young boy is deeply affected when his widowed mother remarries. When his mother dies, David’s stepfather sends him to work in a London factory. After Wilkins Micawber, his landlord in London, is sent to prison, David escapes London and takes refuge in Dover with Betsey Trotwood, his aunt. After a conventional schooling and a brief legal career he later becomes a novelist. Chris Rowlatt is an illustrator and artist. 9781783220120 (Replaces 9780237541798)

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GRAPHIC DICKENS Each: 64 pp • 6 x 8 • 64 B/W Illustrations • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Classics/Graphic Novels August • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Reissue • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Great Expectations Illustrations by Chris Rowlatt The cold, misty Kent marshes—Pip, an orphan, is terrified when an escaped convict appears out of the gloom and threatens him, and then the strange and sinister Miss Havisham sends for him. What will Pip do when he discovers he has come into riches—and will he ever find out who his benefactor is? Chris Rowlatt is an illustrator and artist. 9781783220151 (Replaces 9780237536220)

Oliver Twist Illustrations by Chris Rowlatt London in the 1830s—dirty, dangerous, and no place for a young orphan. Oliver Twist must use all his wits to stay out of the clutches of a gang of pickpockets, thieves, and murderers. Will he stay safe long enough to discover the truth about who he really is? Chris Rowlatt is an illustrator and artist. 9781783220144 (Replaces 9780237536541)

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SPARKLERS: BODY MOVES Clare Hibbert Each title in Sparklers: Body Moves explores movements in different imaginary settings and exercises every part of a child’s body. Expressive movements encourage role play, discussion of feelings, and reflection on the natural world. Clare Hibbert is a freelance writer and editor who has written more than 100 books for children, including Star Wars: Jedi Heroes, JLA Wonder Woman’s Book of Myths, and Meet the X-Men. Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction May • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Desert Workout Desert Workout provides a first introduction to desert animals, plants, people, and climate. The desert landscape ties into a selection of exciting exercises: children are encouraged to slither like a snake, tunnel like a gerbil, flit like a desert bat, and act out taking a camel ride. 9781909850101 (Replaces 9780237534332)

Polar Workout Polar Workout provides a first introduction to the climate, animals, people, and vehicles at the poles. The polar landscape ties into a selection of exciting exercises: children are encouraged to waddle like a penguin, tumble like a polar bear cub, slide like a seal, and act out building an igloo. 9781909850088 (Replaces 9780237534349)

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SPARKLERS: BODY MOVES Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction May • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Rainforest Workout Rainforest Workout provides a first introduction to rainforest animals, plants, people, and climate. The rainforest landscape ties into a selection of exciting exercises: children are encouraged to balance like a monkey, prowl like a tiger, march like an elephant, and grow like a tree. 9781909850095 (Replaces 9780237534363)

Underwater Workout Underwater Workout provides a first introduction to ocean animals, plants, and explorers. The underwater landscape ties into a selection of exciting exercises: children are encouraged to sway like seaweed, move like a school of fish, and practice swimming moves and star fish jumps. 9781909850118 (Replaces 9780237534356)

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SPARKLERS: FOOD WE EAT Clare Hibbert Clare Hibbert is a freelance writer and editor who has written more than 100 books for children, including Star Wars: Jedi Heroes, JLA Wonder Woman’s Book of Myths, and Meet the X-Men. Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction June • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Celebration Food Celebration Food encourages children to think about when they eat special food and what kinds of food they might eat at different celebrations. They will encounter a range of celebrations from around the world, both religious and secular. Finally they can follow the simple recipe to make their own charoset. 9781909850217 (Replaces 9781842345306)

Let’s Eat Breakfast Let’s Eat Breakfast encourages children to think about when they eat breakfast and what kinds of food they might eat. They will encounter a range of healthy breakfast from around the world and see where some foods come from. Finally they can follow the simple recipe to make their own muesli. 9781909850200 (Replaces 9781842345276)

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SPARKLERS: FOOD WE EAT Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction June • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Let’s Eat Lunch Let’s Eat Lunch encourages children to think about when they eat lunch and what kinds of food they might eat. They will encounter a range of healthy lunches from around the world and see how what they eat may change with the seasons. Finally they can follow the simple recipe to make their own Greek salad. 9781909850231 (Replaces 9781842345283)

Let’s Eat Dinner Let’s Eat Dinner encourages children to think about when they eat dinner and what kinds of food they might eat. They will encounter a range of healthy dinners from around the world and see where some foods come from. Finally they can follow the simple recipe to make their own raita. 9781909850224 (Replaces 9781842345290)

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FAMILIES AND THEIR FAITHS Frances Hawker Photographs by Bruce Campbell A child-friendly introduction to the six world faiths, each title in this series focuses on a real child who is involved in a key event associated with a particular religion. Basic information about the faith, its beliefs, and its ways of worship is presented through the eyes of a child of that faith. Photographs throughout give young readers a view into the very personal aspects of children’s faith and the role it plays in their everyday lives. Frances Hawker and Bruce Campbell have traveled around the world and have published 10 children’s books together. Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 32 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paperback Picture Book Reissue • Rights: US & Canada • Tulip Books

Buddhism in Thailand Follow Baan and his family as he becomes a monk for the school holidays. Join him as he prepares to take his vows and learns more about life as a Buddhist monk. 9781783880126 (Replaces 9780778750239)

Christianity in Mexico Follow Ariceli during the Fiesta of Saint Anthony. Join in as her village celebrates the festival of their patron saint, and she takes part in her first Holy Communion. 9781783880133 (Replaces 9780778750246)

Hinduism in Bali Follow Yoni as she practices for a dance performance at the local temple. Learn more about the art of Hindu dancing as she rehearses, gives offerings to the gods, and finally arrives at the day of the performance. 9781783880140 (Replaces 9780778750253)

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FAMILIES AND THEIR FAITHS Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 32 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paperback Picture Book Reissue • Rights: US & Canada • Tulip Books

Islam in Turkey Follow Metehan and his sister Ayse during the month of Ramadan. Find out why Muslims celebrate Ramadan, as they learn about the Qur’an and Metehan tries fasting for the first time. 9781783880157 (Replaces 9780778750260)

Judaism in Israel Follow Asher and his brothers in and around the city of Jerusalem to find out more about the weekly Shabbat, and join them as they celebrate the festival of Passover. 9781783880164 (Replaces 9780778750277)

Sikhism in India Follow Pulkit and her family in the Punjab. Join her as she makes flower garlands, celebrates Guru Nanak’s birthday, and helps to make Langar, a feast at the Gurdwara. 9781783880171 (Replaces 9780778750284)

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START UP RELIGION Start Up Religion is a series of first religion books, providing a lively and accessible introduction to the various faiths for young readers. Each: 32 pp • 10 x 10 • Color Illustrations Throughout • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction/Religious April • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paper • Rights: US & Canada • MMS Gold

Celebrating Harvest Ruth Nason Celebrating Harvest starts from what children may already know about fruits and vegetables. It explores what “harvest” means and explains how some people thank God for food and creation. The Christian harvest festival is described and children are encouraged to think about how they could prepare for their own school harvest festival. Ruth Nason is the author of many nonfiction titles for children. 9780237543730 (Replaces 9781842343388)

Visiting a Church Ruth Nason Visiting a Church invites children to think about how they recognize church buildings, then looks inside one particular Methodist church, showing what happens at services and how Christians make their church a special place. Children also see inside other rooms in the church, to understand that the church is a busy place, welcoming visitors all week. Ruth Nason is the author of many nonfiction titles for children. 9780237543754 (Replaces 9781842343425)

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START UP RELIGION Each: 32 pp • 10 x 10 • Color Illustrations Throughout • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction/Religious April • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paper • Rights: US & Canada • MMS Gold

Visiting a Gurdwara Kanwajiit Kaur-Singh A visit to a gurdwara is an excellent introduction to the Sikh religion. Practices at the gurdwara show the key Sikh beliefs that all people are equal before the one God and that it is every Sikh’s duty to serve others. Children find out about the Guru Granth Sahib and how Sikhs respect it as their teacher. Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh is the author of My Sikh Faith. 9780237543761 (Replaces 9781842343456)

Visiting a Mosque Ruth Nason Visiting a Mosque shows what to look for in a mosque. It explains how the building and artifacts can help visitors understand Islam and Muslim beliefs about Allah, the Prophet Muhammad, and the Quran. It focuses in particular on prayer: the five daily prayer times, the call to prayer, washing before prayer, facing Makkah, and prayer movements. Ruth Nason is the author of many nonfiction titles for children. 9780237544096 (Replaces 9781842343449)

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SPARKLERS: CELEBRATIONS Katie Dicker With bright photographs and lively designs, Sparklers: Celebrations books encourage children to learn about annual festivals and different cultures around the world. Katie Dicker is a children’s educational author. Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction/Seasonal August • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year helps children to find out more about this important annual festival. Children are introduced to the Chinese calendar and aspects of preparation, such as cleaning and decorating. They also learn about the festival itself with parades, dragon dances, family gatherings, gifts, and special food. 9781909850354

Christmas Christmas helps children to find out more about this important Christian festival—from the birth of Jesus to different Christmas traditions. Children are introduced to aspects of preparation, such as advent calendars, cards, and decorations, and to the festival itself with family gatherings, church services, gifts, and carols. 9781909850347

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SPARKLERS: CELEBRATIONS Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction/Seasonal August • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Divali Divali helps children to find out more about this important festival of lights—from the start of the Hindu New Year to different Divali traditions. Children are introduced to the story of the Ramayana and different Hindu gods. They also learn about divas and decorations, New Year rituals, and special Divali food. 9781909850361

Easter Easter helps children to find out more about the important Christian holiday—from the resurrection of Jesus to different Easter traditions. Children are introduced to life cycles and aspects of renewal, and to the festival itself with family gatherings, parades, Easter eggs, and special Easter food. 9781909850378

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STORYTELLER Anita Ganeri Illustrations by Rachael Phillips “Unlike the many religion books for young readers that focus upon the central tenets and rites as well as the cultural practices of its adherents, these titles are based on narratives. . . . Ganeri’s writing is inviting and fluid. Libraries wanting more diverse information on world religions will find that these titles fit the bill nicely.” —School Library Journal Beautifully commissioned artwork is combined here with clear and sensitively written narrative introducing young readers to some of the most significant beliefs, values, and traditions of the world’s six main faiths. These books contain fact boxes about people, places, objects, and events, and a glossary of key terms. They have been produced in close associations with consultants from each of the six religions. Anita Ganeri is an author of children’s books, including many on comparative religion and mythology. Rachael Phillips is an illustrator. Each: 32 pp • 8 x 10.5 • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction June • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Tulip Books

Buddhist Stories Buddhist Stories focuses on stories about the life of Buddha. 9781783880065 (Replaces 9781404813113)

Christian Stories Christian Stories focuses on the life of Jesus and the stories that he told. 9781783880072 (Replaces 9781404813120)

Hindu Stories Hindu Stories focuses on stories about Hindu gods and goddesses. 9781783880089 (Replaces 9781404813090)

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STORYTELLER Each: 32 pp • 8 x 10.5 • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction June • $10.99 (Can $12.99) New in Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Tulip Books

Islamic Stories Islamic Stories focuses on the revelation of God's message through the prophets and angels. 9781783880096 (Replaces 9781404813137)

Jewish Stories Jewish Stories focuses on stories from Jewish history. 9781783880102 (Replaces 9781404813106)

Sikh Stories Sikh Stories focuses on stories about the lives of the gurus. 9781783880119 (Replaces 9781404813144)

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BIBLE STORIES FOR LITTLE HANDS Lois Rock Illustrations by Emily Bolam Favorite Bible tales are retold in these chunky board books, every book featuring a four-piece jigsaw on each of four sturdy spreads. The puzzle pictures are printed below the jigsaws to give children a helping hand, and there are also differences to spot between the two. The bold, jolly illustrations are perfect for these interactive novelty books for young children. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Emily Bolam is a highly successful children’s illustrator whose previous work includes the Chunky Farm books; the Chunky Safari books; and the Touch, Look, and Learn series which includes Colors and Counting. Each: 8 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious/Activity July • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Novelty • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

In the Beginning 9780745964492

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Jesus Is Born 9780745964508


BIBLE STORIES FOR LITTLE HANDS Each: 8 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious/Activity July • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Novelty • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

The Lost Sheep 9780745964515

Noah’s Ark 9780745964423

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Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me (Pink) Retold by Christina Goodings Illustrations by Janet Samuel Now in a cute pink edition, a Bible storybook especially for young children who always have a teddy bear at storytime The 12 favorite retellings included in this collection are chosen to emphasize the message of God’s love and care. Each story concludes with a blessing, prayer, or reflection that is illustrated with the child and the teddy bear together. Children will love the endearing illustrations, which will help them to relate easily to the stories and prayers, making for a perfect snuggle-up storytime. The 12 stories are: In the Beginning, Noah and the Ark, Baby Moses, David and Goliath, Jonah Learns a Lesson, Daniel and the Lions, Jesus is Born, Jesus the Teacher, The Story of the Sower, The Lost Sheep, The Farmer’s Son, The Man in the Tree, The Good Samaritan, and The First Easter. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Janet Samuel is the illustrator of Imagine That!, Noah’s Big Boat, and One Sneaky Sheep.

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Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me (Blue) 9780745963501 $12.99 (Can $13.99) Hardcover Picture Book

The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever (Pink) A Special Gift Lois Rock Illustrations by Sophie Allsopp Now in a pretty pink edition, a simple and stylish Bible retelling that sets 50 favorite stories in a meaningful context “Attractive illustrations with a soft focus and muted palette are sophisticated enough to appeal to older children, and the volume’s small-but-thick size also gives it the look of a book intended for children in upper-elementary grades or middle school. An excellent choice for family reading or religious education programs.” —Kirkus Reviews An accomplished author and illustrator team come together to present a children’s Bible, full of charm and grace. Lois Rock uses all her understanding and skill as a leading Bible storyteller to retell 50 favorite stories from the Old and New Testaments, with simplicity and sincerity. Each story is prefaced with a one-line introduction explaining its place in the Bible, so children can gain a deeper understanding of the broader sweep and purpose of the Bible’s stories as a whole. This beautifully presented keepsake Bible is graced with glowing pencil and watercolor illustrations, which add to its charm and appeal. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Sophie Allsopp is the illustrator of The First Christmas; The First Easter; The First Rainbow; Our Father; and Thank You, God! 320 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Religious • 9780745964973 • July $19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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My Guardian Angel Sophie Piper and Sanja Rescek A sweet and gentle angel-themed prayer book for young children, with a padded cover and gold foiling Just the gift to remind every little child of the heavenly love that surrounds them, this is a delightful book of prayers and verses asking for God’s love and protection through the day and through the night. It is illustrated in soft pastels with heartwarming pictures of children and angels, and is an ideal remembrance for an anniversary of baptism or on the occasion of a newborn sibling being baptized. Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including An Arkful of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion Read & Know Bible, My Baptism Book, and Thinking of Heaven. Sanja Rescek has illustrated more than 25 picture books, including I Love You So Much and the bestselling Hickory, Dickory, Dock and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. 48 pp • 5.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious 9780745963976 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Tiny Tots Bible Lois Rock and Kay Widdowson A bright, delightful story Bible to share with toddlers, retold in 20 stories With splashes of color and friendly, smiling animals and people, this vibrant Bible is a great way to engage toddlers with Bible stories. Each story is told in a few words, with big pictures to help young readers along the way, and lots of little details to keep their attention. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Kay Widdowson is a children’s book illustrator whose books include Beep Beep, Clap Your Hands, and Enchanted Castle. 128 pp • 7 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious 9780745963839 • April • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Storyteller Bible Bob Hartman Illustrations by Krisztina Kallai Nagy In a new format with CD, all the much-loved tales from the Lion Storyteller Bible plus many brand-new retellings This new book integrates more than 20 new Bible story retellings with the 50 originals from previous editions. It also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman’s hints and tips for successful group storytelling, as well as 4 CDs on which the stories are narrated by voiceover specialist, David Holt. Newly commissioned illustrations throughout capture as much warmth and appeal as those in the earlier editions. Bob Hartman is the author of numerous children’s books, including The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The Lion Storyteller Easter Book, Noah’s Big Boat, and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff! He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Krisztina Kállai Nagy is the illustrator of the Animal Lullabies series. 160 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Religious 9780745964331 (Replaces 9780745949802) • April $22.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth & CD Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Book of Five-Minute Christmas Stories John Goodwin Illustrations by Richard Johnson A bright and brilliant collection of Christmas stories, retold with verve for today’s children “Warm and witty stories . . . stylishly illustrated, the 10 tales will revive your will to cope.” —Carousel “Each [story] can be read aloud in just five minutes, but its warmth, wit, and wisdom will last throughout the season.” —Primary Times This book presents 10 stories retelling the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, told from different characters’ points of view: the donkey who carries Mary to Bethlehem taking pride in his job; the caring innkeeper’s wife who notices that Mary needs a bit of comfort; and even the choir of angels whose rehearsal is interrupted due to an important and sudden concert they must give. Following the Gospel stories, storyteller John Goodwin gives the familiar Christmas stories a refreshing twist, while Richard Johnson adds his lively and warm illustrations to shine a light on the Christmas message. John Goodwin has previously written for the BBC and is the author of An Arkful of Animal Stories and Five-Minute Animal Stories. Richard Johnson won the Association of Illustrators award for children’s book illustration. He is also the illustrator of FiveMinute Bible Stories. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Religious/Seasonal New in Paper: 9780745969268 • August • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Cloth: 9780745949437 • Available • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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BIBLE PROMISES Mary Joslin and Ruchi Mhasane Adults who are raising a child in the Christian faith will delight in sharing these promises of God’s love with the children who are dear to them. Each spread has a Bible verse and a related prayer to convey the message of God’s care, wisdom, and strength, with words chosen to guide and comfort, full of faith, hope, and love. Illustrated throughout with endearing pictures of everyday scenes in a child’s life, these books make an ideal gift for a special child. Mary Joslin is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Day-by-Day Bible, On That Christmas Night, Simon and the Easter Miracle, and The Story of the Cross. Ruchi Mhasane is a children’s book illustrator. Each: 32 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Religious April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Bible Promises for a Little Boy A very giftable book of Bible words and prayers to nurture the spiritual life of a young child 9780745964041

Bible Promises for a Little Girl A sweet book of Bible words and prayers to nurture the spiritual life of a young child 9780745964058

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BIBLE STORIES Each: 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • Religious June • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Bible Stories for Boys Peter Martin and Simona Bursi Bible stories full of adventure, selected especially for boys Adventure tales of courageous men and deeds comprise this collection of eight Bible stories, chosen especially to appeal to boys, and are retold in a contemporary voice that is easy to relate to. The stories are prefaced with short introductions encouraging the reader to think about the message contained in each; and a section at the back of the book sets the stories in context and shows where to find them in the Bible. The illustrations are sophisticated with a classical feel, but have been given a modern edge. Peter Martin is a religious educator and the author of Bible Detective. Simona Bursi is a freelance illustrator who has worked on such books as Usborne Book of Greek Myths and Usborne Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths. 9780745963709

Bible Stories for Girls Christina Goodings and Simona Bursi Bible stories full of adventure and courageous women, especially for girls Eight Bible stories have been chosen especially to appeal to girls tell of strong women of faith, and are retold here in a contemporary voice that is easy to relate to. The stories are prefaced with short introductions encouraging the reader to think about the message contained in each; and a section at the back of the book sets the stories in context and shows where to find them in the Bible. The illustrations are sophisticated with a classical feel, but have been given a modern edge. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Simona Bursi is a freelance illustrator who has worked on such books as Usborne Book of Greek Myths and Usborne Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths. 9780745963716

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Bible People Factfile Peter Martin Illustrations by Matt Buckingham Get out your magnifying glass and puzzle your way through these case histories from the Bible Wanted: young detectives to examine the evidence, character files, locations, and witness interviews; sift through the clues; and decide for themselves who are the heroes and the villains, and what really happened. Each spread is crammed with information and lively graphics, and features a Bible character alongside the case notes of their story, with a flap featuring extra information. An excellent way to encourage reluctant readers, this book is a lively and original take on telling Bible stories, while also providing insight on Bible history and hours of fun puzzling out the mysteries on each page. There are case files on Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, Jezebel, Hezekiah, Jonah, Daniel, Esther, Herod, John the Baptist, Jesus, Simon Peter, Martha, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene, and Paul. Peter Martin is a religious educator and the author of Bible Detective. Matt Buckingham is a children’s book author and illustrator whose book Bright Stanley was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Religious/Activity 9780745963884 • June • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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MY VERY FIRST STICKER BOOKS

My Very First Bible Stories Bumper Sticker Book Lois Rock Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe Six favorite Bible stories retold simply for very young children, with activities and stickers Children will have hours of fun with this big, bright book, discovering best-loved stories from the Bible. Six stories are illustrated with vibrant, collage illustrations, with space to complete the story using the stickers provided. There are also extra activities at the bottom of each page. The stories are Noah and the Ark, Jonah and the Whale, Daniel and the Lions, The Christmas Story, Stories of Jesus, and The First Easter. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayers, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Alex Ayliffe is the illustrator for numerous books, including My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book, My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book, and My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book. 96 pp • 8 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Activity/Religious 9780745964102 • April • $13.99 (Can $16.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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My Very First Daniel and the Lions Sticker Book

My Very First Easter Story Sticker Book

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My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book

My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book

My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book

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MY STICK-A-STORY STORY BOOK Christina Goodings Illustrations by Annabel Hudson Christina Goodings and Annabel Hudson previously collaborated on Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, Lift-the-Flap Christmas Stories, and My Look and Point Bible. Each: 16 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Activity/Religious April • $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

My Look and Point Noah Stick-a-Story Book Noah’s Ark is full of animals! Use the stickers in the book to tell the story of Noah and his Ark by filling in the gaps in the story and completing the questions on each page. Lively collage artwork makes for fantastic little stickers which create an interactive way to learn the story of Noah’s Ark. 9780745963952

My Look and Point Jonah and the Whale Stick-a-Story Book The story of Jonah and the Whale is told with spaces in the story to be filled in by stickers, as well as extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Engaging activities help children to learn the story of Jonah, whose amazing adventure has a surprise ending. 9780745964546

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MY STICK-A-STORY STORY BOOK Each: 16 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Activity/Religious $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

My Look and Point First Christmas Stick-a-Story Book Follow Mary and Joseph on this important journey. The story of Christmas is told with spaces in the story to be filled in with stickers, as well as extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson’s cute, cut-out-effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books. 9780745963969 • August

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MY CARRY-ALONG ACTIVITY BOOK Illustrations by Cathy Hughes Cathy Hughes is a freelance illustrator of children’s books. Each: 32 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Activity $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

My Carry-Along Noah Activity Book with Stickers Jocelyn Miller With a practical carry handle, a fun-filled, keep-busy book featuring Noah’s Ark–themed crafts and activities—with pages of stickers Rainy days, cooped-up-indoors days . . . whatever are you going to do? This engaging book features puzzles to ponder, stickers to stick, and a fabulous array of crafts that are fun, fast, and fantastic, all with a Noah’s Ark theme. Kids will learn how to make finger puppets, a paper alligator, and more. Jocelyn Miller is the author of several craft and activity books, including The Good Green Lunchbox, 1 2 3 Christmas, and I Can Make Angel Things for Christmas. Religious • 9780745969398 • April

My Carry-Along Teddy Bear’s Christmas Christina Goodings Get ready for Christmas with Teddy with the help of this carry-along activity book For those who like to take their teddy bears with them everywhere, this carry-along Christmas book is a must. It includes themed craft activities of various levels of complexity, including surprise gifts for Teddy. Young crafters can make miniature stockings, a teddy bear quilt, teddy bear treats for a Christmas tea, and more. It also includes puzzles to ponder, stickers to stick, and fabulous things for you and Teddy to make together. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Seasonal • 9780745969404 • August

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My Carry-Along Easter

My Carry-Along Santa Activity Book

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SPARKLY CHRISTMAS Julia Stone Illustrations by Angela Muss Julia Stone is a children’s author. Angela Muss is the illustrator of My Fantasy Pet Shop. Each: 6 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Seasonal August • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Little Bear’s Sparkly Christmas A story full of adorable animals with glittery magic on every page Little Bear doesn’t know what to get his mother for Christmas. He goes for a walk and sees all his friends getting presents for their mothers, but what will Little Bear get for his mom? Little Bear discovers what the best present in the world is—love. This heartwarming board book will put extra sparkle into your Christmas, with snowy scenes full of sparkle on every page. 9780745962627

One Sparkly Christmas Night Sparkly angels, twinkling stars, and heavenly light all shimmer in this magical Christmas tale For the little shepherd boy, it was just another night on the hillside. Then the sky was lit with all the glory of heaven. This heartwarming story lets the true meaning of Christmas sparkle and shine, with glitter on every page. 9780745962634

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My Advent Calendar Christmas Book Antonia Jackson Illustrations by Krisztina Kallai Nagy An elegant retelling of the Nativity story doubles as an Advent calendar, with 24 little doors set into the front cover Count the days to Christmas. This beautifully illustrated little hardback that tells the story of Christmas also doubles as an Advent calendar. The windows on the cover can be opened to reveal a surprise for every day of the countdown, while inside the story of the Nativity unfolds in a straightforward and elegant retelling. Antonia Jackson is a children’s book editor. Krisztina Kallai Nagy is the illustrator of The Lion Storyteller Bible and The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book. 32 pp • 6 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 7 • Grades Up to 2 • Novelty/Seasonal 9780745963921 • August • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Busy Bees Christmas Activity Book with Stickers Jocelyn Miller Illustrations by Samantha Meredith A keep-busy book for preschoolers with holiday activities, stickers, and things to make Get in the mood for Christmas and keep children busy as bees during the holidays with this simple activity craft book. It includes cute crafts and stickers to decorate the finished projects, as well as games, coloring, and puzzles to complete. The activities can be done alone, with a parent, or in a play group setting. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Samantha Meredith is a children’s illustrator and designer whose work has included surface pattern design, greetings cards and gift wrap, craft projects, toy packaging, and branding for sushi and tea companies. 24 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Activity 9780745969411 • August • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Christmas Story Christina Goodings and Maria Maddocks The heart of Christmas in a chunky, tabbed board book The Nativity story is retold here for very young children in six episodes, one to each page. Illustrated with cheerful, cartoony little pictures and with a tab on every page, this board book is designed to help very young children engage with this important story. The story is divided into Mary and the Angel, No Room at the Inn, Shepherds and Angels, The Baby in the Manger, The Wise Men and their Gifts, and The Long Way Home. Character tabs make it easy to turn to a favorite story, and each page is embossed for an extra touch and feel element. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Maria Maddocks is a freelance illustrator. 6 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious/Seasonal 9780745963808 • August • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Board Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

The Story of Christmas Mary Joslin Illustrations by Alida Massari A sumptuous presentation of the Bible story Once, long ago, a baby was born in Bethlehem. Share the story at the heart of Christmas—the story of Mary and Joseph, the stable and the star, the infant Christ, and the good news of joy and peace. Celebrate each year with this timeless and beautiful retelling, illustrated throughout with a mixture of full-page art, vignettes, and borders in sumptuous reds, purples, and majestic blues. Mary Joslin is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Day-by-Day Bible, On That Christmas Night, Simon and the Easter Miracle, and The Story of the Cross. Alida Massari is an artist and the illustrator of Usborne Ballet Stories for Bedtime, Usborne Illustrated Arabian Nights, and Record a Story: The Day You Were Born. 32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Seasonal 9780745969374 • August • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Classic Christmas Stories Mary Joslin Illustrations by Jane Ray A classic presentation of traditional Christmas stories from around the world, mixing Christian and secular tales The story of the first Christmas, when shepherds looked up from a dark hillside and saw heaven and all its angels, has inspired stories and legends through the ages. Readers of this collection will find themselves under the starry skies of Bethlehem, in the sparkling frosts of the Russian north, or caught up in the fantastical dream of the Nutcracker. These stories will bring joy and laughter year after year and remind you that Christmas is a time of heavenly blessings here on earth. These 12 glorious tales reflect the true spirit of the holiday and are brought to life with wonderful gold-flecked illustrations—a gift to bring joy and to treasure. Included are Nativity stories from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, the stories of Baboushka and Papa Panov, Fir Tree, and The Nutcracker. Mary Joslin is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Day-by-Day Bible, On That Christmas Night, Simon and the Easter Miracle, and The Story of the Cross. Jane Ray is a renowned children’s book illustrator who is the recipient of a Smarties Award and has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal on six occasions. She is the illustrator of A Child’s First Book of Prayers. 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 12 Color Illustrations Ages 7–12 • Grades 2–7 • Religious/Seasonal 9780745962993 • August • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Christmas Story Anita Ganeri Illustrations by Rachael Philips The story of the birth of Jesus is beautifully told and richly illustrated, along with some extra Christmas activities Exquisite watercolor illustrations breathe warmth and life into the story of the birth of Jesus in this new version of the Christmas Story. The book also includes additional information about the Christmas holiday, the words and music to “Away in a Manger,” and a recipe for Christmas Cookies. Anita Ganeri is the author of more than 300 books for children, including Alive, The Body Box, DK First Encyclopedia, Eruption, and I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty. Rachael Philips is an author and illustrator of children’s books. 24 pp • 8 x 10.5 24 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious/Seasonal 9780237545383 • August • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • MMS Gold

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Where Is Santa’s Suit? Martin Chatterton After Where Are Santa’s Pants, we thought Santa was safely clothed—but the hunt is on again Ho, Ho, Oh no! Santa’s lost his suit, and he certainly needs to find it before Christmas. Bursting with humorous detail, this Where’s Waldo-style book will provide hours of holiday laughs. Martin Chatterton is well known as a writer and an illustrator of titles for children. His works include Yuck! The Grossest Joke Book Ever and the popular Bad Dog books. 32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Seasonal 9781921714979 • August • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Little Hare Books

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The Naughtiest Reindeer Nicki Greenberg An exuberant, hilarious picture book about a substitute reindeer and the trouble she causes “Greenberg’s spreads burst with color, energy, and song. . . . The abundant sounds effects make for jubilant reading. But even more valuable and rare is the idea . . . that happiness does not require being part of an ensemble. Playing solo is just fine.” —Publishers Weekly on BOM! Went the Bear Rudolf the reindeer was lying in bed With a runny red nose and an ache in his head. “I’m sorry,” he groaned. “I just can’t pull a sled. You’ll have to ask my sister Ruby instead.” It’s the night before Christmas and Rudolf is sneezing his little red nose off. So Santa needs another reindeer to help pull the sleigh. Rudolf’s sister Ruby is a little reindeer who always finds herself in big trouble. Will she find a way to be on her best behavior, or will she bring chaos to Christmas Day? Nicki Greenberg is the author and illustrator of BOM! Went the Bear and Monkey Red, Monkey Blue and the creator of graphic novel adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet. Her illustrations have been featured in the New Yorker. 32 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books 9781743313046 • August • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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The Only One Club Jane Naliboff Illustrations by Jeff Hopkins “Addresses diversity and uniqueness while recognizing a child’s need to belong to the group. The story works beyond the holiday season, and multicultural classrooms can use the book as a springboard for discussion.” —Children’s Literature “[This book] will help educators and families encourage appreciation of self and others in young children.” —Anti-Defamation League, selected as a Recommended Cultural and Anti-Bias Book for Children “Delightfully refreshing. . . . I strongly recommend this book for its readability and its highquality treatment of a difficult subject.” —Blether.com

• Co-op available This heartwarming story explores the many ways in which children feel unique and special. Mrs. Matthews’ first-grade class begins making Christmas decorations, but because Jennifer is Jewish, Mrs. Matthews allows her to make Hanukkah decorations instead. Jennifer enjoys the attention and creates “The Only One Club,” of which she is the sole member. When her classmates want to join, she is resistant until she realizes that each of her friends is also “the only one” at something. As she inducts them into her club she reveals the unique qualities that make each of her classmates extraordinary. Through this touching story, young children are encouraged to discover and treasure their own uniqueness and to actively look for special qualities in others beyond race or culture. A medley of pencil, watercolor, acrylic paint, and pastel illustrations bring this inspiring and humorous tale to life. Jane Naliboff is the author of Kids Will Be Kids. She has published children’s stories in Cricket, Hopscotch, and Spider. She lives in Vienna, Maine. Jeff Hopkins has worked as a museum educator for the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he served as artist-in-residence for after-school art programs for K–2 students. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 32 pp • 7.5 x 9.75 • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Seasonal 9781936261307 • Available • $6.95 (Can $6.95) New in Paperback Picture Book • Rights: World • Flashlight Press

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CARAMEL TREE STARTER LEVEL James Rodgers and Sally Crust The Caramel Tree Readers Starter Level is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 3 to 5. They are 50 to 100 words in length and focus on phonics and learning the alphabet. Each of the Alphabet Storybooks contain short illustrated stories accompanied by a song for each letter of the alphabet. James Rodgers and Sally Crust are children’s ESL teachers who have lived and worked in South Korea, where they have helped develop reading-based ESL programs for children. Each: 7 x 9.5 • Includes Audio CD • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Fiction/Education Resource • May • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Starter Level Alphabet Storybook Set Alphabet Storybooks The Alphabet Storybook Set contains five storybooks and one audio CD with 26 songs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each storybook has short stories highlighting a different letter of the alphabet as well as a picture dictionary. 9788966298037 • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Boxed Set

Alphabet Storybook 1: ABCDE 40 pp • 9788966297986 • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

Alphabet Storybook 2: FGHIJ 40 pp • 9788966297993 $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

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CARAMEL TREE STARTER LEVEL Each: 40 pp • 7 x 9.5 • Includes Audio CD • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Fiction/Education Resource May • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Alphabet Storybook 3: KLMNO 9788966298006

Alphabet Storybook 4: PQRST 9788966298013

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 1 Caramel Tree Readers Level 1 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 5 to 7. It consists of picture books with approximately 200 words relating to key themes to help students learn vocabulary. Each: 7 x 9.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource • May • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Level 1 Storybook Set 1a Set 1a contains five storybooks: What is Budu?; Sweet Bear Family; Bread and Cheese; Messy Bessy; and Lazy Suzy. 9788966298044 • July • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Boxed Set

Bread and Cheese Billie Huban Jim only wants to eat bread and cheese, bread and cheese, bread and cheese! Jim’s parents try their best to change his eating habits, and eventually, there is a change. The story provides vocabulary for different types of food as well as key phrases for expressing preference. Billie Huban has written more than 20 stories for children and is a teacher and ESL professional. She lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. 40 pp • 9788966294046 • May • $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper

Lazy Suzy James Nammh Lazy Suzy plays computer games while other children enjoy seasonal outdoor activities. Eventually, when Suzy does want to get out of the house, it’s too late. The colorful illustrations help beginner readers to identify different seasons and weather. James Nammh is an ESL teacher who has worked in private elementary schools in South Korea, where he successfully introduced new reading-based ESL learning programs. He lives in Philadelphia. 40 pp • 9788966294091 • June $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 1 Each: 40 pp • 7 x 9.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Messy Bessy Vicki Cameron Bessy is a messy little girl. She cannot find anything in her room because socks and clothes are everywhere. How will she make it to school on time? The story highlights colors, expressions for time, and prepositions. Vicki Cameron is a freelance writer, the author of Mary and Her Bucket, and has been nominated for an Edgar Award and an Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Oxford Station, Ontario. 9788966294060 • May

Sweet Bear Family Katherine Rawson Little Bear wants some help making a sandwich but everyone is too busy. He tries to make the sandwich himself but ends up making a giant mess. Who will help him now? The story shows that asking for help is sometimes better than trying to do everything by oneself. Katherine Rawson is a freelance writer for the education market. She lives in Heartland Four Corners, Vermont. 9788966294053 • April

What Is Budu? Billie Huban Budu lives in the jungle among wild animals. He tries to figure out what kind of animal he is by comparing himself with other animals. The colorful illustrations help beginner readers to identify vocabulary for different parts of the body, and simple repetitive structures help them to predict the text and find the answer to “What is Budu?” Billie Huban has written more than 20 stories for children and is a teacher and ESL professional. She lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. 9788966294022 • April

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 2 The Caramel Tree Readers Level 2 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 5 to 7. It offers a range of classic fairy-tale adaptations with 500 to 700 words. Each book in this set features a few sentences per page that are accompanied by detailed illustrations. Given the familiar contexts, some of the fairy tales have been adapted so that students are always surprised and eager to read all the way to the unexpected endings. Each: 7 x 9.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Level 2 Storybook Set 2a 9788966298051 • July $17.99 (Can $21.99) Boxed Set

The Emperor’s New Clothes 48 pp 9788966292059 • July $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper

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Level 2 Storybook Set 2b 9788966298068 • July $17.99 (Can $21.99) Boxed Set

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 40 pp 9788966292011 • June $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper

The Boy Who Cried Wolf 40 pp 9788966291922 • April $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper

The Honest Woodcutter 40 pp 9788966291939 • May $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper


CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 2 Each: 7 x 9.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Mary and Her Bucket 32 pp • 9788966291885 • April

The Silly Wishes 32 pp • 9788966291908 • April

The Puss in Boots 48 pp • 9788966292073 • July

Stop Complaining, Chicken Little

Rumpelstiltskin 40 pp • 9788966291953 • May

The Ugly Duckling 40 pp • 9788966291991 • May

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 3 Caramel Tree Readers Level 3 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9. It offers a long list of new, original stories with approximately 1,000 words. In this series, students are presented with a variety of genres including realistic fiction, whacky fantasy, and action adventure. Each: 6 x 8.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Level 3 Storybook Set 3a Set 3a contains five storybooks: The Book Monster; Jimmy’s Secret Monkey Friend; Same Day Sunday; Turning Trash to Treasure; and Uncle Bobby and the Pirates. 9788966298075 • July • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Boxed Set

The Book Monster Humberta Maria Araujo Amanda and her brother love reading. So, when they go to the library to read their favorite book, they are disappointed to find that all the words and pictures are missing. They must go on an adventure and find the missing story. They must also face the Growly Monster to restore the book to normal. Humberta Maria Araujo is a journalist who has also taught ESL and works closely with Portuguese immigrants to Canada. She lives in Toronto. 40 pp • 9788966290406 • April $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

Jimmy’s Secret Monkey Friend Hugh Brown Jimmy secretly adopts a monkey, but soon realizes that his secret is very difficult to keep. Jimmy must cover up for his secret time and again so that his parents don’t find out. How long will Jimmy keep his secret? Hugh Brown is the author of several stories for children. He lives in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. 40 pp • 9788966290413 • April • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

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Same Day Sunday Claire Kamber Wouldn’t it be great if every day were Sunday? Then homework wouldn’t need to be finished by Monday. Jon can’t finish his homework and ends up having Sunday after Sunday for days in a row. He soon realizes it’s not that great after all. How can Jon make the never-ending weekend end? Claire Kamber is a qualified Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) instructor. 40 pp • 9788966290420 • May

Turning Trash to Treasure Ada Pearson Shannon cannot think of a good idea for the Grade Four Business Fair. It takes some careful observation for her to realize that the ideas are all around her. The story’s visual cues work perfectly to reveal those ideas and help the reader connect the illustrations with the text. Ada Pearson is a writer and a bookstore owner. She lives in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. 44 pp • 9788966290628 • May

Uncle Bobby and the Pirates Don MacMillan Tony is fascinated with becoming a pirate. However, he may change his mind after hearing Uncle Bobby’s stories of being a pirate. Uncle Bobby recounts his adventures with dangerous pirates, terrible food, and terrifying sharks, as Tony listens attentively. Will Tony change his mind? Don MacMillan is a children’s stories writer. He lives in Beaverbrook, Nova Scotia. 44 pp • 9788966290666 • June

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 4 The Caramel Tree Readers Level 4 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9. Students expand to diverse original stories with a word count of approximately 2,000 words. The stories in this series vary with narrative in first person or third person, and they have increased character dialogue, which allows students to develop character studies. They focus on realistic fiction and have settings that students can relate to, but each story has a unique twist that will keep students thinking. Each: 6 x 8.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Level 4 Storybook Set 4a Set 4a contains five storybooks: The Wishing Well; Julie’s Big Mistake; The Crazy Camera; Super Earo; and The Impossible Dive. 9788966298082 • July • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Boxed Set

The Crazy Camera Claire Kamber Jake isn’t always nice to people. He can say very insensitive things to people around him. Jake can even be rude. One day, Jake thinks he is going crazy because of his new camera. He decides to change his ways before it’s too late. Claire Kamber is a qualified Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) instructor. 40 pp • 9788966293254 • May • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

The Impossible Dive Lynn Mingo What happens when you are afraid of doing something because you think you can’t do it? Chris cannot make a perfect dive. It is impossible for him until one day he has to try. Lynn Mingo is an ESL instructor. She lives in Truro, Nova Scotia. 40 pp • 9788966293193 • June • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 4 Each: 40 pp • 6 x 8.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Julie’s Big Mistake Oliver Neubert Sometimes, it is easy to make a bad choice, but the bad choice can easily become a big mistake. Julie makes a big mistake and must try to fix her mistake before it is too late. Oliver Neubert is the author of Chantel’s Quest for the Enchanted Medallion, Chantel’s Quest for the Golden Sword, Chantel’s Quest for the Silver Leaf, The Wind of Life – Vita, and The Wind of Life – The Wanderers. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. 9788966293247 • April

Super Earo Katherine Leigh What would you do if you had a super power? How would you use your super power? In this story, Kevin must decide how to use the special power he has and maybe even become a super hero! Katherine Leigh is a former ESL teacher who now works with elementary schools in Seoul, South Korea. 9788966293261 • May

The Wishing Well Will Jamieson Shelly wishes she could fly. One day, after visiting the magical Wishing Well, Shelly’s wish comes true and she starts to fly like a bird. Shelly loves her special gift but soon realizes that it is causing her to lose her friends who all feel ordinary around her. Shelly realizes the importance of her friends and must make a difficult decision in order not to lose all her friends. Will Jamieson is an experienced ESL teacher who has written and produced ESL curricula for young learners. He lives in Surrey, British Columbia. 9788966293230 • April

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 5 The Caramel Tree Readers Level 5 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9. With approximately 4,000 words each, the stories provide students the opportunity to expand their reading skills by witnessing character development and more complex plots. These stories expose students to fluent prose, including idioms and colloquial language as well as more complex grammatical structures. Each: 6 x 8.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Level 5 Storybook Set 5a Set 5a contains five storybooks: My Super Cat; The Big Hill; Kahotep’s Adventure; Sarah Snow – Star of the Show!; and The Cheesy Man Giant. 9788966298099 • July • $22.99 (Can $27.99) Boxed Set

The Big Hill Oliver Neubert Peter is very good with his BMX bike. His biggest challenge is to race Chuck, the class bully, on the Big Hill so that he can prove that he is not a chicken. Peter ignores the rules and does not listen to wise advice, but he must face the consequences of his decision. Oliver Neubert is the author of Chantel’s Quest for the Enchanted Medallion, Chantel’s Quest for the Golden Sword, Chantel’s Quest for the Silver Leaf, The Wind of Life - The Flyers, The Wind of Life – Vita, and The Wind of Life – The Wanderers. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. 40 pp • 9788994231952 • April • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper

The Cheesy Man Giant Jan L. Coates Matthew MacDougall is an ordinary kid who wants to be an extraordinary basketball player. The only problem is that he is too short. One day, Matthew finds the solution to his problem but soon learns that it is not so great being the center of attention all the time. His new problem is not so easy to fix! Jan L. Coates has written more than 20 stories for children and is the author of the novel A Hair in the Elephant’s Trunk, which was a finalist for the 2011 Governor General Award. She has twice been short-listed in the Atlantic Writers’ Competition. She lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 44 pp • 9788994231990 • June • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 5 Each: 6 x 8.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Kahotep’s Adventure Katherine Leigh Kahotep can see the big pyramid from his bedroom window. He always wanted to visit the big pyramid, but he is not allowed to go there alone. He finds a perfect partner in his sister, Bahiti, and together they set off on an adventure that will test their loyalty, friendship, and intellect. Katherine Leigh is a former ESL teacher who works with elementary schools in Seoul, South Korea. 48 pp • 9788994231969 • May

My Super Cat Marilyn Mets Karl’s new class project is really difficult, especially when everyone else in the class seems to have such amazing projects. Karl is in big trouble when everyone in class thinks he has a super cat, and he must find a way to turn his problem into an opportunity. Marilyn Mets has been working as a writer, illustrator, art director, and graphic designer for more than 25 years. She has been nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbons Award for Illustration for her work on Cameron and Me. She lives in Toronto. 44 pp • 9788994231945 • April

Sarah Snow - Star of the Show! Ada Pearson The girls at school are super competitive, but it takes real talent to win. Sarah finds stardom despite the mean and competitive nature of some of her friends. She proves that by staying focused and determined, it is possible to win. Ada Pearson is a writer and a bookstore owner. She lives in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. 48 pp • 9788994231976 • May

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 6 The Caramel Tree Readers Level 6 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 9 to 12. It contains a mix of classic story adaptations and new, original stories with approximately 7,000 words. This level contains multiple genres, including fantasy, sci-fi, realistic fiction, horror/suspense, and wacky fiction. The range of written styles, from more formal language to modern English, helps students develop fluency. Each: 6 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Education Resource • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Level 6 Storybook Set 6a Set 6a contains five storybooks: Five Children and IT; Don Quixote; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Saving Jerry; and Elias and the Dragon. 9788966298105 • July • $22.99 (Can $25.95) Boxed Set

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Cynthia Kennedy Henzel Tom Sawyer always seems to attract trouble or be punished for trouble he did not cause. One night, Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn, find themselves witnesses to the murder of Dr. Robinson by the hands of the dangerous Injun Joe. As Tom continues his adventures, he discovers Injun’s Joe’s plot for massive theft and becomes the town’s hero. Cynthia Kennedy Henzel has written for GLOBE, an international K–12 children’s program, and trained teachers internationally. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. 60 pp • 9788966293377 • May • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper

Don Quixote Will Jamieson Señor Alonso is an old retired farmer. He constantly reads adventure books about knights of honor and justice and soon starts to believe they are true. The old man changes his name to Don Quixote of La Mancha, the most famous knight in Spain. He takes his loyal servant, Sancho, with him on many failed adventures but finds redemption in the cleverly devised plan of his loyal house servants. Will Jamieson is an experienced ESL teacher who has written and produced ESL curricula for young learners. He lives in Surrey, British Columbia. 56 pp • 9788966293353 • April • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 6 Each: 6 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Education Resource $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Elias and the Dragon Jared Hunt The King’s Messenger delivers a message to the people of Gallive for the head of a dragon. Elias’s older brother, Lucas, accepts the offer and ventures off. Elias suspects the messenger of being a wizard and also sets off to help his brother. During the adventure, Elias faces the dragon and helps defeat the evil wizard. Jared Hunt has been a creative writing mentor for the Creative Writing for Children Society, and has run teaching workshops on writing, publishing, editing, and website building through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators West and at various community colleges. He lives in Richmond, British Columbia. 56 pp • 9788966293421 • June

Five Children and IT Jan L. Coates An adventure begins when five city children spend their summer vacation at a country house. While they explore, they discover IT, a magical sand fairy who is able to grant wishes. However, the children are not wise in their decisions and must face the adventurous consequences of their whimsical choices. Jan L. Coates has written more than 20 stories for children and is the author of the novel A Hair in the Elephant’s Trunk, which was a finalist for the 2011 Governor General Award. She has twice been short-listed in the Atlantic Writers’ Competition. She lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 60 pp • 9788966293339 • April

Saving Jerry Will Jamieson Kate is an extremely smart girl and builds her own functioning robot, Jerry. The robot is so spectacular that he is soon stolen by the evil Mr. Smith who has plans of transplanting Jerry’s brain into the robots in his company, Robo-Tech. Kate and her friend, Brian, must rescue Jerry and expose Robo-Tech before it is too late. Will Jamieson is an experienced ESL teacher who has written and produced ESL curricula for young learners. He lives in Surrey, British Columbia. 56 pp • 9788966293384 • May

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SAURUS STREET Nick Falk and Tony Flowers Saurus Street is just like any other street . . . except for the dinosaurs! A fantastic, funny new series for young dinosaur lovers. Nick Falk is a psychologist. Tony Flowers is an illustrator and artist. Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 55 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch The first in a fun new adventure series for kids who love dinosaurs “Cute and exuberant . . . high on fun and over-the-top adventure . . . quirky mix of science, natural history and magic will maintain young readers’ interest throughout.” —Bookseller + Publisher “This creative team works like Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, the perfect humorous mix of the written and the visual.” —Buzzwords Blog When Jack wishes for his own Tyrannosaurus, he doesn’t expect a real live one to turn up in the veggie patch. It’s pretty cool, but there’s no way he can keep it. It’s far too big to hide in the shed, and it’s bound to eat one of the neighbors sooner or later. With the help of local whiz kid Toby, Jack builds a time machine and sends the T-rex back to the dinosaur era. But when Toby, Jack, and Charlie the dog get sent back to the Cretaceous period too, there’s more than one troublesome Tyrannosaurus to deal with. 9781742756554 • June

A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework Sam takes a stand against a pterodactyl in the second Saurus Street adventure What bad luck! Just when Sam’s finished his homework, a pterodactyl flies through the window and steals it. Poor Sam. It’s the fifth piece of homework he’s lost this month, and he’s got to get it back. With the help of his big brother Nathan, Sam builds a pterodactyl suit and sets off for Saurus Hill. But there’s an egg-shaped surprise in store for them up there. 9781742756561 • June

The Very Naughty Velociraptor Can a bad dinosaur be put to use against unwanted family guests? Tom and Tam are horrified when they find out Great Aunt Gertrude is coming to stay. She’s got bad breath, smelly feet, and her false teeth like to bite. It’s time for the twins to put their thinking caps on. They need to get rid of her, fast. Luckily they’ve got a secret weapon—their very own velociraptor—but it’s a naughty one and it keeps getting them into trouble. In a fight between a vicious velociraptor and a ferocious great aunt, there can only be one winner. 9781742756578 • July

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SAURUS STREET Each: 5 x 8 • 55 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

An Allosaurus Ate My Uncle Romans, rampaging triceratops, and magic door handles are all part of the wildest Saurus Street adventure ever When Susie won’t hand over her pocket money to her mean cousin Walter, he locks her in the attic. But when a gigantic meat-eating dinosaur turns up, Walter’s the one who gets scared. And when the dinosaur gobbles up Uncle Colin, it’s time for Susie to save the day. 128 pp • 9781742756585 • July

A Plesiosaur Broke My Bathtub Terrifying pterosaurs, squiggling squid, and massive meteors are all part of the greatest adventure since the Cretaceous period Thomas’s grandparents live in the oldest house on Saurus Street. There’s no electricity, and the only toilet is a creaky old cabin in the garden. Thomas is terrified of that toilet. When he gets too close and falls down the hole, he discovers a dinosaur-sized secret that will change Saurus Street forever. 140 pp • 9780857981820 • August

A Diplodocus Trampled My Teepee Jack and Toby unleash a terrible local curse Captain Saurus is a local legend. He was a pirate that had a dinosaur-bone leg and a magic glass eye that can bring fossils back to life. When Jack and Toby find the magic eyeball while camping, they unleash an avalanche of dinosaurs of every shape and size. To reverse the curse the kids have to solve the Captain’s cunning clues. 140 pp • 9780857981844 • August

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ROBERT IRWIN DINOSAUR HUNTER Robert Irwin Crikey! Robert Irwin is taking young readers on a prehistoric adventure in his new Dinosaur Hunter series. Get ready to travel back in time with Robert and meet some pretty exciting dinosaurs along the way. Robert Irwin is the son of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, and has been involved with caring for wildlife and promoting conservation from a very early age. He loves nothing more than catching lizards and skinks, learning about wildlife, and hanging out with his sister, Bindi, with whom he made a cameo appearance in Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove. Both Wildlife Warriors, Bindi and Robert received the “Biggest Greenies” award at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in 2009, and were inducted into the “Hall of Slime” in 2011. Each: 92 pp • 5 x 8 • 5 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction May • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Discovery Son of Croc Hunter Steve and brother of Bindi, Robert Irwin shares his passion for dinos in a new series After discovering a dinosaur fossil in the outback, Robert stumbles upon a way to travel back to the Australian age of dinosaurs, 95 million years ago. But dodging a dinosaur stampede isn’t Robert’s biggest problem. If he can survive the day, how will Robert find his way home? 9781864718454

Ambush at Cisco Swamp Robert’s second adventure finds him in the United States—but he’s not in the present-day for long. The Irwins are in Texas, doing some crocodilian research on the American Alligator. Robert knows that the ancient deinosuchus roamed around these parts, and when his fossil transports him back in time, he gets to see first hand the prehistoric predator take on an albertasaurus and win. 9781864718461

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ROBERT IRWIN DINOSAUR HUNTER Each: 90 pp • 5 x 8 • 5 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction July • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Armoured Defence Robert Irwin travels back in time with his real-life best friend, in his third wild adventure Robert and his best friend Riley are visiting the Canadian badlands in Alberta with Riley’s Uncle Nate. The badlands are home to more than 35 different species of dinosaur fossils. Robert and Riley get pulled back in time to Alberta, Canada during the Late Cretaceous period, to find a heavily armored euoplocephalus trapped in vines. The rescue doesn’t go according to plan when a ferocious gorgosaurus arrives on the scene, looking for a snack. 9781742750910

The Dinosaur Feather Robert and Riley learn about feathered dinosaurs—first hand. While spending time with the cassowaries at Australia Zoo, Robert mentions to his best friend Riley that many dinosaurs were also feathered. Riley thinks he’s joking until the two friends zip back to prehistoric Asia, where feathered dinosaurs such as the Oviraptor and Yutyrannus huali roamed the land. When they find an abandoned egg, the hunt is on to return it to its rightful owner. 9781742750927

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PEARLIE Wendy Harmer Illustrations by Mike Zarb Everyone knows that fairies live at the bottom of the garden, but did you know that fairies also live in the big city? Of course they do! Find out about Pearlie who lives in a city park and other fairies in this new fun, sparkly series. Wendy Harmer began her career as a journalist and has had a successful career in comedy. Her Pearlie books have been published in 10 countries. Mike Zarb has been an illustrator, production designer, and storyboard artist for more than 15 years. Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Pearlie in the Park A delightfully funny urban fairytale, the first in a series that is perfect for new and emerging readers—and opens with a page of stickers Pearlie looks after Jubilee Park and it keeps her very busy. Every day she makes the slippery dip slippery, opens all the flowers, polishes the dragonflies’ wings, and looks after all the animals who live in the park. But one day she wakes up to find everything topsyturvy. Hurly-burly! What can have gone wrong? It’s up to Pearlie to find out. 9781742759388 • May

Pearlie and the Big Doll Pearlie the park fairy is back in a second magical adventure One evening, Pearlie the park fairy finds a lost doll sitting under a bush. Dolly is very sad because she has lost her little girl. What can Pearlie do? Organize a glittering, glowing, glorious concert, that’s what! And all the animals in the park can help, too. 9781740518895 • May

Pearlie and Opal A third magical adventure for Pearlie the park fairy and her friends Pearlie has a visitor! Opal the desert fairy has come all the way from her home in Rainbow Ridge to see the big city for the first time. Pearlie is delighted to show her the beautiful sights of Jubilee Park, but she soon discovers what a strange place it can be for an outback fairy. 9781740518901 • June

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PEARLIE Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Pearlie and the Lost Handbag The fourth fabulous adventure in the Pearlie series is a fun whodunnit Poor Mrs. Brown has lost her precious spotted handbag somewhere in Jubilee Park. Where could it be? Pearlie and her friends must become detectives to solve the mystery. Pearlie the park fairy is on the trail of adventure again. 9781741661026 • June

Pearlie and Jasper Pearlie the park fairy and the creatures of Jubilee Park help a new friend Hurrrly-burrrly! It’s an icy cold day in Jubilee Park when Pearlie has an unexpected visitor—a shivering little elf named Jasper. His home has been destroyed to make way for a road. Pearlie sets out to help find Jasper a cozy place to live in Jubilee Park—until he is led astray by those dastardly rats. Luckily Jasper has a few tricks under his hat to show those rascals. 9781741660111 • July

Pearlie and the Christmas Angel We wish you a Pearlie Christmas and a magic New Year, with a wonderfully heartwarming holiday story from Pearlie and her magical friends It’s only two days until Christmas in Jubilee Park. Pearlie, Opal, and Jasper are so excited because Carols by Candlelight will be celebrated under the giant Christmas tree. The tree is glittering with marvelous decorations and topped by the most beautiful Christmas angel ever. But when a fierce, hot summer storm hits the park, the tree is ruined and the poor angel is toppled from her branch. Can Pearlie and her friends weave their magic and save Christmas Eve for the children and their families? 9781741660777 • July

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GO GO GIRLS Kara Douglass Thom Illustrations by Pamela Seatter Created by Jodi Norgaard

• Co-op available Go! Go! Sports Girl products are designed as a fun and educational way to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, smart eating and sleeping habits, self-esteem, and overall healthy life skills for girls. The books and dolls in the series encourage all children to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals—and have fun while doing so. Kara Douglass Thom is a writer who focuses on family fitness. She is the author of Becoming an Ironman, Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom, and the children’s book See Mom Run. She lives in Chaska, Minnesota. Pamela Seatter is an art director, a designer, and an illustrator of children’s products and a creator of toy, craft, candy, and giftware packaging. She lives in Skokie, Illinois. Jodi Norgaard is the founder of the award-winning Go! Go! Sports Girls; the dolls have been awarded an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award and have been recognized by Dr. Toy as among the 100 best products and 10 best socially responsible products. She lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Each: 32 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Sports 9781940731056 • April • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Dream Big Toy Company

Soccer Girl Cassie’s Story Teamwork Is the Goal When Cassie’s best friend Anna introduces her to soccer, it’s only a matter of time before Cassie loves the sport as much as her friend does. Cassie wants to play with Anna, but they’re assigned to different teams. What will happen when their two teams compete? Children find out who wins the big game as they learn fun facts about soccer in this entertaining, 680 Lexile story. 9781940731001

Also available: Soccer Girl Cassie’s Story: Teamwork Is the Goal Read & Play Doll and Book Set 9781940731063 • April $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paperback and Plush Toy

Runner Girl Ella’s Story Family Fun Run Ella really, really wants a dog. More than that—she needs one. She’s convinced of it. Her parents, though, aren’t as sure that she’s ready to take care of one. To prove she is responsible enough, Ella starts up a dog-running business, and in this entertaining, 710 Lexile book, children learn how Ella manages to stay fit and make her wish come true while they learn some fun facts about running. 9781940731049

Also available: Runner Girl Ella’s Story: Family Fun Run Read & Play Doll and Book Set 9781940731100 • April $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paperback and Plush Toy

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GO GO GIRLS • Co-op available Each: 32 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Sports 9781940731056 • April • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Dream Big Toy Company

Swimmer Girl Suzi’s Story Winning Strokes Swimming is Suzi’s passion, and she longs to be as accomplished a swimmer as her big sister Hanna, whose ribbons colorfully decorate her bedpost. Suzi’s hard work pays off and she’s called up for the meet. But is she ready to race against her older sister? This heartwarming story, a 640 Lexile book, reveals what happens at the swim meet and provides a number of fun facts about swimming. 9781940731032

Also available: Swimmer Girl Suzi’s Story: Winning Strokes Read & Play Doll and Book Set 9781940731094 • April $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paperback and Plush Toy

Dancer Girl M. C.’s Story One Step at a Time M. C. loves to dance ballet, but the big recital is only three weeks away and she’s having a hard time keeping focused—and remembering what seem to her to be a zillion dance steps. Will she chassé gracefully across the stage, or will she stumble and fall? Readers will discover how M. C. prepares for the recital and learn fun facts about ballet and dance in this story, a 640 Lexile book. 9781940731025

Also available: Dancer Girl M. C.’s Story: One Step at a Time Read & Play Doll and Book Set 9781940731087 • April $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paperback and Plush Toy

Gymnastics Girl Maya’s Story Becoming Brave Kids will meet Maya in this extremely relatable, 730 Lexile story. Maya is afraid of everything: climbing trees, thunder, spiders—and she’s especially afraid of the squats and handsprings she has to do in her gymnastics class. With the big meet coming up, though, she’ll have to become brave. Readers will find out how she does it, and the unexpected friend she makes on the way. 9781940731018

Also available: Gymnastics Girl Maya’s Story: Becoming Brave Read & Play Doll and Book Set 9781940731070 • April $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paperback and Plush Toy

Cheerleader Girl Roxy’s Story Leading the Way Roxy dreams of being as good a cheerleader as her mom and older sister were before her, but when a new, shy girl joins the squad, she’ll find out what being a leader really means. Kids discover what happens at the cheer competition while they learn some fun facts about cheerleading in this 530 Lexile book. 9781940731056

Also available: Cheerleader Girl Roxy’s Story: Leading the Way Read & Play Doll and Book Set 9781940731117 • April $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paperback and Plush Toy

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THE FAIRY HOUSES SERIES ®

Ocean Secrets A Fairy Houses Mystery (No. 2) Tracy Kane and Genevieve Aichele A delightful adventure story that helps reconnect kids with the excitement of nature and the outdoors while raising awareness of environmental issues

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 150,000 copies Swimming in the tidal pool, Kate peers through her mask at the undersea world below. She grabs Luke’s arm and points to a structure of rocks adorned with seaweed, shells, and starfish—it looks like an underwater fairy castle. Exploring the Isles of Shoals, the two friends discover the magic along these rocky shores; while out at sea, a secret new world of adventure awaits, where pirates, ghosts, and a feisty seal are just the beginning. Tracy Kane is the author and illustrator of the award-winning Fairy Houses Series® of books and videos. She lives in Lee, New Hampshire. Genevieve Aichele is the artistic director of New Hampshire Theatre Project and has performed, directed, and taught theater arts both nationally and internationally. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 126 pp • 6.25 x 8.5 • 1 Color Illustration • 28 B/W Illustrations Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Nature Paper: 9780976628965 • April • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth: 9780976628958 • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Rights: World • Light Beams Publishing

Also available: Forest Secrets Cloth: 9780976628910

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BRIGID LUCY

Brigid Lucy Needs a Friend Leonie Norrington Illustrations by Tamsin Ainslie The third title in the series about what makes us do the naughty things we do—starring the girl with an imp in her hair! The imp in Biddy’s hair thinks she should be Biddy’s best friend, but Biddy longs for a human best friend. All the girls at school already have best friends, so Biddy plans to find a friend outside of school. Her plan is to head to the park on Friday with her Frisbee and see what transpires, but her mother is “expecting again,” and is too tired to take Biddy to the park. So Biddy accuses her mother of not wanting Biddy to have a friend, and then yells at her. When Biddy is sent straight to her room to think things through for 10 minutes, it is the start of a whole string of consequences that get more and more disastrous as the day wears on. The next day is even worse—especially as the imp does her best to keep Biddy for herself. Leonie Norrington is the author of The Devil You Know and Look See, Look at Me! Tamsin Ainslie is the illustrator of I Can Say Please and I Can Say Thank You. They previously collaborated on Brigid Lucy Wants a Pet and Brigid Lucy and the Princess Tower. 112 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction 9781921894244 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Little Hare Books

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THE BEOWUFF SAGA Robin Price Robin Price is the author of Catligula, Die Clawdius, and I Am Spartapuss, the coauthor of Count Milkula, and a former editor for BBC Online and Foxkids.co.uk. Each: 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

Beowuff and the Horrid Hen The first episode of an ancient saga, from a newly discovered manuscript in an previously unknown language: Dog Viking “A fast-paced adventure set in a world populated by warrior dogs. Older children will love the inventive vocabulary . . . a great way to introduce this classic tale to confident readers.” —Scholastic Education Plus Banished from his homeland (for helping enemy raiders loot his chief’s bone hoard), Beowuff finds himself shipwrecked on a troubled island whose people’s king needs a champion. The king’s Great Feasting Kennel is under attack from the hideous Hendel—an evil chicken of monstrous proportions. Can Beowuff save the day? Beowuff’s adventures might sound familiar to history lovers, because they echo the ancient tale of Beowulf (1000 A.D.), one of the earliest recorded poems in Old English. 144 pp • 9781906132385 • April

Beowuff and the Dragon Raiders Viking dog Beowuff is all bark and no bite, a disgrace to the memory of his fierce ancestors “A hilarious reimagining . . . combining shamelessly silly wordplay with authentically Anglo-Saxon literary language and conceits.” —Teach Primary Magazine Beowuff and his weak-witted bench-mate Arnuf find themselves washed up at the Sine Carne monastery where a peace loving order of “meatless monks” work the earth. But the bewildered brothers are under attack from a ruthless pack of Dragon raiders—thieving heathens with the scent of monk-gold in their savage snouts. Will this day be the order’s last? Some of Beowuff’s adventures may sound familiar to history lovers because they echo the ancient tale of Beowulf (1000 A.D.), one of the earliest recorded poems in Old English. 208 pp • 9781906132392 • June

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SPARTAPUSS TALES SERIES

Cleocatra’s Kushion Robin Price Introducing the Son of Spartapuss, in this the fifth exciting Spartapuss adventure story “Brilliant. Exciting, funny, and packed with great detail, Spartapuss gets its claws into history and really makes the fur fly.” —Daily Telegraph “Two paws up! A stylish, witty, and thoroughly engaging tale that will captivate young and old readers alike.” —Tanuja Desai Hidier, author, Born Confused on Catligula When the Son of Spartapuss (nicknamed “SOS” for short) visits Rome, he falls in love with a female with the most beautiful name he has ever heard. He invites the fair Haireena on a date to the Emperor’s unfinished Golden Palace. But things get off to a shaky start when the pair are discovered by the cruel emperor Nero, who decides that Haireena will make the perfect present for his favorite gladiator. After breaking out of Hades Row, (Rome’s Worst Prison), SOS chases the gladiator only to find that he’s taken Haireena on a secret mission in search of a treasure cavern at the source of the river Nile. Their journey to the Kingdom of the Kushites is full of shocks, crocs, and lots of magic, courtesy of Cleocatra’s Kushion. Robin Price is the author of Catligula, Die Clawdius, and I Am Spartapuss, the coauthor of Count Milkula, and a former editor for BBC Online and Foxkids.co.uk. 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction 9781906132064 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

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ANIMAL TALES Each: 384 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction June • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Four Paws Collection David Harding and Helen Kelly Four purrfect stories for animal-loving, newly independent readers Florence the dog goes on vacation with her family in “Florence Takes the Lead,” and Ben finds that a vacation can involve a little bit of work, especially when the work involves giving animals a better life. “Lost in Translation” finds Cassie and Ben organizing a dog-washing fundraiser for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), at which a student vet helps with an emergency four-legged patient. Cassie and Ben are looking after a cat whose owners are away when the cat falls ill. For Cassie, Ben, and Dr. Joe, the hunt is on to find what has caused her illness in “Ruby’s Misadaventure.” In “A New Home for Cocoa,” the friends lend a hand to a classmate who is getting a new kitten and must choose where to get the kitten, what to look for, and more. David Harding is the author of Florence Takes the Lead and A New Home for Cocoa. Helen Kelly is the author of Lost in Translation and Ruby’s Misadventure. 9780857981318

The Happy Tails Collection Jess Black and Chris Kunz Join nine-year-old friends Cassie and Ben as they look after animals great and small in a collection of four stories A visit to a farm accompanying Dr. Joe yields an exciting opportunity for Cassie and Ben, in “An Unexpected Arrival.” “The Million Paws Puppy” explores the beginning of Cassie and Ben’s friendship, when they team up together to help round up a naughty runaway pup in the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) fundraiser, the Million Paws Walk. Cassie comes to the rescue again in “Dog in Danger,” when she organizes a search party to look for a missing elderly neighborhood dog. In “Fright Night,” Cassy and Ben engage in a bit of detective work to figure out if the local bed and breakfast is haunted or if a four-legged animal is to blame instead. Jess Black is the author of An Unexpected Arrival, Dog in Danger, and Fright Night. Chris Kunz is the author of The Million Paws Puppy. 9780857981554

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HORRIBLE HARRIET

Horrible Harriet’s Inheritance Leigh Hobbs Horrible Harriet is now horrible in a new chapter book format, highly (and horribly) illustrated “If Roald Dahl hadn’t had Quentin Blake to illustrate his books, he’d have loved Leigh Hobbs.” —Sydney Morning Herald You may remember Horrible Harriet—she’s wicked, wild, and larger than life, and she invented Mr. Chicken. Well Harriet is back, to claim her inheritance and fill in the gaps in her impressive family tree along the way. These include queens, warriors, and yes, a vampire too. This is the story of how she obtains her rightful inheritance, and in the process learns a lot about her famous and infamous ancestors. This hilarious, subversive tale is uniquely told in Horrible Harriet’s own words. Leigh Hobbs is an artist, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, children’s book illustrator, and author. He is the author of the Mr. Badger series and the Old Tom series. 154 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 150 B/W Illustrations Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction 9781741149852 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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GO GIRL Tackling the first sleepover, being the “new kid” at school, trusting a friend with a big secret, and more, these books provide simple, real-life stories about characters experiencing and exploring new situations. Written with emotional depth and using simple language, these are real-life stories for real-life girls—not a fairy, princess, or vampire in sight—just friends and fun. Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

Karate Kicks Chrissie Perry Lola learns how to forge friendships with new family members When Will and his dad move in with Lola and her mom, there’s lots to get used to. It’s nice to have another kid in the house, even though Will thinks he’s the Karate Kid! But Will and Lola don’t have much in common . . . until Lola takes up karate too. Can it bring them together? Or will it karate chop them apart? Chrissie Perry is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! 9781742974965 • April

Secret’s Out Chrissie Perry Sometimes secrets are hard to keep, a lesson Casey learns the hard way When Casey tells Tamsin her biggest secret, she’s sure it’s safe with her best friend. But the next day, her secret’s out! What sort of friend would do that? Chrissie Perry is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! 9781742974972 • April

The Big Split Rowan McAuley Holly and Faith find ways to keep their family together after their parents divorce When their parents decide to separate, Holly and her sister Faith are really upset. Can they still be a family if their mom and dad are just friends? Rowan McAuley is the author of Class Captain, Music Mad, The New Girl, and Sleepover! 9781742973012 • June

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GO GIRL Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

Holiday Rowan McAuley This Go Girl story explores the difficulty of traveling with family on vacation Iris is on an awesome family vacation, but her little brother is being sooo annoying! Can they still have a great time, or will he ruin everything? Rowan McAuley is the author of Class Captain, Music Mad, The New Girl, and Sleepover! 9781742974989 • June

Netball Dreams Thalia Kalkipsakis Alex is taught a hard lesson about the difference between having friends and being on a team Alex is excited to be playing on a netball team with her friends. But she’s no sports star. Would the team be better off without her? Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of Dancing Queen, Sink or Swim, and The Worst Gymnast. 9781742976068 • August

Best Christmas Ever Rowan McAuley Ching Ching learns the spirit of Christmas and that giving is often better than receiving Ching Ching can’t wait for Christmas. She loves wrapping presents, looking at twinkling Christmas lights, and eating yummy treats. But then she finds out that Christmas can be sad and lonely for some people. What can Ching Ching do to help? Rowan McAuley is the author of Class Captain, Music Mad, The New Girl, and Sleepover! Seasonal • 9781742970738 • August

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GO GIRL Each: 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction • Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

Angels Chrissie Perry and Meredith Badger Six favorite Go Girl characters brought together for one extra-special Go Girl event in an extended Go Girl bind-up Bonnie, Lucy, Sophie, Annabelle, Lola, and Chloe are the Angels. Join as they compete in the Team Terrific challenge; anything is possible when girls team together! Chrissie Perry is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! Meredith Badger is the author of the Fairy School Dropout and Tweenie Genie series. 576 pp • 9781742973029 • August • $22.99 (Can $27.99) Paper

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MY LIFE & OTHER STUFF . . . Tristan Bancks Illustrations by Gus Gordon Tristan Bancks is the author of a number of books for kids and teens, including the Mac Slater Coolhunter series. Gus Gordon has written and illustrated more than 70 books for children. Each: 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up Step aside, Andy Griffiths, there’s a new kid in town—and he’s bringing his gigantic booger collection with him “A laugh-out-loud look at a boy’s imagination with all of the bravado and cringe-worthy moments that readers might expect. . . . A good choice for reluctant readers. . . . Another pick for readers looking for Diary of a Wimpy Kid read-alikes.” —School Library Journal “A sort of Aussie tall-tale version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. . . . A good choice for kids drawn to the upside down and out-and-out disgusting, and they will also learn a bit about Australian culture along the way.” —Booklist A series of surprisingly funny, adventurous, sometimes gross short stories. They’re linked by the main character—a kid called Tom Weekly—and his friends, family, and dog who show up in each adventure. From talking about poo to a terrible accident with false teeth, and rehydrating a gigantic booger collection to one seriously angry magpie, these stories will make you snort with laughter and cringe in embarrassment. A nail-biting—no, make that toe-biting—thrill ride through one boy’s life. 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 9780857983190 (Replaces 9781864718171) • June

My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrong For fans of My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up, more Tom Weekly stories—still truly hilarious, and truly gross What if you’ve read My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up and you need more? What if you want to read about Tom’s dog, Bando, smashing a precious vase into a million pieces, or about Nan’s doomed bid to climb Mt. Everest? What if you need to help Tom save his pet rat, Rarnald, from certain destruction, or you want to see Tom’s weird body part in his playground freak show? Well, you’re in luck. Prepare to cringe. 208 pp • 5 x 8 • 9780857980373 • August

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MONSTRUM HOUSE

Monstrum House Z. Fraillon A bind-up of four Monstrum House series titles “Readers 9+ will love these in-the-real-world monsters and the idea that adults, their brains shrinking with age, are too small-minded to believe in the danger all around them. It’s up to kids to save the day.” —Reading Stack Jasper McPhee has been expelled from schools countless times. The Monstrum House School for Troubled Children is his last chance. It looks like a normal school. All the parents who send their kids there think it’s a normal school. What everyone doesn’t realize is that Monstrum House is actually a place that trains kids to be monster hunters. And the monsters aren’t cute and cuddly. They lurk under beds and in the school basement; some scare kids, some eat kids, and some morph them into stone. It’s no use telling your parents that the school is making you catch monsters. After being expelled from schools time and time again, who would believe you? Z. Fraillon is the author of the Monstrum House series, When No-one’s Looking: At the Zoo, and When No-one’s Looking: On the Farm. 656 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Illustrations Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction 9781742972718 • June • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

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THE FLOODS

The Royal Family Colin Thompson The 13th and final book in the phenomenom that is the Floods! With Nerlin and Mordonna now totally senile, Valla becomes King. But an ancient curse that only the ancient Merlin knows about comes true—ALL the witches and wizards of the world turn back into ordinary human beings. Naturally they fight it, but do they succeed? Colin Thompson has had more than 60 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever. 240 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction • 9781742755328 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

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WAARDA SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS Each: 48 pp • 4.5 x 7.25 • 36 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction • April $7.99 (Can $8.95) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

A Cyclone Is Coming! Darlene Oxenham With themes of family, cooperation, safety, and a positive attitude, this book about preparing for a natural disaster lets kids experience a cyclone moment-by-moment A cyclone is coming to Useless Loop. Annie has never been in a cyclone, but everyone else seems to know just what to do. She helps her parents get everything ready, then waits to see what the cyclone will bring. Will it be scary? Will it be boring? Annie finds out it is both, and more in this exciting read that celebrates the richness of Australian Aboriginal storytelling. Darlene Oxenham is an Australian Aboriginal writer and the author of Beach Sports Car. Environmental Studies • 9781922089342

Lilli and Shadow in Trouble Laura Dudgeon and Sabrina Dudgeon This is the second book to follow the adventures of Lilli—a young girl who has moved from the Australian bush to the city—and her magical animal friend, Shadow. While on holiday visiting family in the bush, Lilli discovers that Shadow is fading. Someone, or something, has taken over Shadow’s home in the old mango tree and Shadow is scared. With Lilli’s help, and with some assistance from Nan, they find the best solution for everyone, including the mango tree creature. Inspired by the art of Aboriginal storytelling, this charming read is sure to entertain junior readers. Laura Dudgeon is an Australian Aboriginal writer and the author of Lilli and Her Shadow. Sabrina Dudgeon is an Australian Aboriginal writer. Australian Studies • 9781922089359

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Hatched Celebrating 20 Years of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers Foreword by Tim Winton A wonderfully eclectic mix of fantasy and reality, adventure and reflection, this anthology collects together the stories of the overall winners of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers from 1993 to 2012 “The calibre and diversity of the writing is mind-blowing—many of the stories are so accomplished I often forget they were penned by children.” —Junior Bookseller+Publisher This diverse group of short stories has one thing in common: talented young authors. “Orwell’s Children” describes everyday objects and activities in futuristic ways; “The Untouchable” reflects on the importance of language and explores the idea of identity; and in “The Piano Man,” a piano player’s neighbors step in when a debt collector threatens to take his piano from him. Whether pieces of feverish fantasy or works of gritty realism, this collection features works from Australians most gifted young writers. Tim Winton is one of Australia’s foremost authors who has been awarded the Miles Franklin Award four times and been short-listed for the Booker Prize twice. 176 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Literary Collections 9781922089458 • April • $10.00 (Can $11.00) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

Light Horse Boy Dianne Wolfer Brought to life by illustrations, historical photographs, and memorabilia, this clothbound book is made to look like a notebook from the period In 1914, Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement of the war to end all wars. But, they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline, and nothing will ever be the same again. A beautifully illustrated historical picture book about the fate of horses during World War I, this adventure goes behind the scenes with the great Australian and New Zealand Army Corps legends for an intimate look at their experience. Dianne Wolfer is the author of 14 books for teenagers and younger readers and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is the recipient of a West Australian Young Readers Book Awards for her book Lighthouse Girl. 120 pp • 6.75 x 8.75 • 100 B/W Photos • 60 B/W Illustrations • 3 Line Drawings Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/History 9781922089137 • April • $14.99 (Can $15.99) Cloth Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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The Sequin Star Belinda Murrell In an exciting time-slip tale, Claire finds an old trunk filled with her grandmother’s treasures, including an old star-shaped brooch covered in sequins Why does Claire’s wealthy grandmother own such a cheap piece of jewelry? The mystery deepens when the brooch hurtles Claire back in time to 1932. Australia is in the grip of the Great Depression and people seek distraction from their problems through entertainment. There’s the famous horse Phar Lap, cricket hero Don Bradman, and then there are circuses. Claire finds herself stranding in the camp of the Sterling Brothers Circus. Rescued by Princess Rosina, a beautiful trick rider, Claire is given a job in the camp kitchen. Life is hard, but she makes friends with Rosina and Jem, and a boy named Kit who comes to the circus night after night to watch Rosina perform. When Kit is kidnapped by a fanatical political group, it’s up to Claire, Rosina, and Jem to save him. But Claire is starting to wonder just who Kit and Rosina really are. One is escaping poverty and the other is escaping wealth—can the two find happiness together? Belinda Murrell is a journalist and author. Her previous books include The Forgotten Pearl, The Locket of Dreams, and the Sun Sword Trilogy series. 320 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction 9780857982056 • August • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray A fascinating adventure set in a hidden valley where an 11-year-old girl travels across the river of time to fight fires, battle floodwaters, and discover the meaning of true friendship Lucy can’t wait for Christmas, especially as her big sister Claire is coming home from France to celebrate with her. But then the phone rings in the middle of the night and suddenly Lucy’s mother is off to Paris, where Claire has had a bad accident. Lucy is horrified to find that she is to spend Christmas, and the summer holidays, with Great-Auntie Big in her isolated country house. As Christmas approaches Lucy has never felt so lonely—until the night she discovers she can enter the magical floor-to-ceiling paintings of the four seasons that cover the dining room walls. On the other side of the paintings, Lucy finds a world of adventure— but can she see the truth that lies behind the painted walls and bring hope to the future? Or will she risk losing the things that matter most before she realizes the power of the past and the love of the one person who understands the painted world? Kirsty Murray is an award-winning author of nine novels for young people, including India Dark, The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong, Walking Home with Marie-Claire, and Zarconi’s Magic Flying Fish. 216 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction 9781743317020 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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GIRL V THE WORLD Girl v the World is a funny, inspiring, and heartwarming series about 13-year-old girls taking on the world. The girls in this series tackle topics that are tricky to talk about to parents, and sometimes even friends, such as the first kiss, first period, bullying in high school, and much more. Each: 140 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–9 • Fiction $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

I Heart You, Archie de Souza Chrissie Keighery Edi has fallen in love but is it with her boyfriend or his family? Edi lives a weird double life. At school, it seems like everyone loves her, but at home, her parents barely notice she exists—except when her grades aren’t good enough. So when Edi starts dating her crush Archie, she can hardly believe her luck. Archie is super cute, and his family is the exact opposite of hers—warm and welcoming. Edi finally has the family she’s always wanted, and she loves Archie more than anything. But does Archie feel the same way? Chrissie Keighery is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! under the pseudonym Chrissy Perry. 9781742971827 • April

It’s Not Me, It’s You Thalia Kalkipsakis Growing up is hard for everyone, and Erin finds that she is no exception Erin doesn’t get what all the fuss is about. When did boys stop being friends and start being boyfriends? Why are all the girls in her grade shaving their legs and slopping goop on their faces? And since when did her big sister start keeping secrets about her love life? Erin’s never been afraid of doing her own thing—but she never thought she’d be deliberately left out. What’s everyone’s problem? Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of Dancing Queen, Sink or Swim, and The Worst Gymnast. 140 pp • 9781742971841 • April

Things I Don’t Know Meredith Badger Lenni wants to find someone to understand her and the new girl could just be that person Lenni can’t please anyone lately. At school, her friends want her to kiss someone for a stupid competition. At home, her grandmother wants her to be more ladylike. And on the playing field, her friend Adam has started acting like a big weirdo around her. Then Lenni meets Jo, the new girl at school, and everything feels so normal. Jo is cool, fun, and unlike anyone Lenni’s ever known—finally, someone’s on Lenni’s wavelength! Meredith Badger is the author of the Fairy School Dropout and Tweenie Genie series. 9781742971834 • May

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GIRL V THE WORLD Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–9 • Fiction $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

Waiting for It Chrissie Keighery Hazel isn’t sure if she’ll ever get her first kiss and just needs someone to talk to about it There’s something wrong with Hazel Atherton—she just knows it. She’s not a kid anymore, but she’s not grown-up either. Hazel hasn’t ever kissed a boy and she’s not sure she ever will. Although that doesn’t stop her from thinking about Leo in the class above. Hazel wishes she could talk to her mom about it—but these days her mom is too busy hanging out with her new boyfriend. Does anyone understand what’s going on with Hazel? Chrissie Keighery is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! under the pseudonym Chrissy Perry. 9781742971810 • May

Invisible Me Chrissie Keighery Olympia is ignored by her parents and friends and is determined to change this Olympia has a few good things in her life: her dog, Cricket; her painting and drawing; and the cute guy in the art supply store who keeps her daydreaming. But there are a lot of bad things too: her parents seem more concerned with their on-again-off-again relationship than they are with her, and even her best friend Edi seems to be zoning out on her. What does Olympia have to do to get their attention? Chrissie Keighery is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! under the pseudonym Chrissy Perry. 112 pp • 9781742973623 • June

How to Boost Your Profile Meredith Badger Anya learns that breaking the rules doesn’t always mean getting what she wants Anya needs some serious cheering up. She’s been dumped by a nerd, her parents are splitting up, and her mom’s idea of a first bra is going to ruin her life. If only she could own the pretty, grown-up Charm Bra, everything could be different! But then Anya discovers a way to get what she wants. Sure, it’s against the rules, but why shouldn’t she bend them just a tiny bit to give herself a boost? It’s not like she’s hurting anyone, right? Meredith Badger is the author of the Fairy School Dropout and Tweenie Genie series. 112 pp • 9781742973630 • June

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HAYWIRED

Rewired Alex Keller The dark sequel to the steampunk adventure Haywired, ideal for middle-grade readers and up looking for a clever gothic horror with twists and turns “There are worse people than me, boy. Much worse.” Evil genius Mandrake von Guggenstein has escaped! Snatched on the day of his execution by a nightmare creature called Grilsgarter, the Terror of Beacon is loose again. The clock is ticking. Can brothers Ludwig and Hephaestus find him before their world is plunged into darkness again? Alex Keller is the author of Haywired. 176 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–13 • Grades 6–8 • Fiction 9781906132347 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

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Father Thames Robin Price Illustrations by Paul McGrory A page-turning sequel to London Deep, half text and half graphic novel, set in a sinking city where two rival police forces—kids vs adults—compete to keep the peace “Action-loving readers will lap this up.” —scholastic.co.uk on London Deep Rebellious teen Jemima Mallard has done the unthinkable. She’s joined the Youth Police Department (YPD). Is she serious, or is she spying for the criminal Father Thames? Fellow YPD officer Nick Mallard isn’t sure. Before he can test her loyalty, the two must go to war. Their city is under attack: from the Thames Barrier Reef to the Sink estates, strange ships have breached the defenses. London hasn’t seen anything like these raiders—adults and kids sailing and working together. But orders are orders, Jemima must find a way to stop them. Can Jem and Nick find a way to turn them back? Robin Price is the author of Catligula, Die Clawdius, and I Am Spartapuss, the coauthor of Count Milkula, and a former editor for BBC Online and Foxkids.co.uk. Paul McGrory is a freelance artist. They previously collaborated on London Deep. 144 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Graphic Novels 9781906132040 • May • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

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DIAMOND SPIRIT Karen Wood An adventurous, funny, and romantic series featuring spirited girls and horses, perfect for younger teens. Like the timeless My Friend Flicka, the characters and scenarios in this highly commercial series are earthy and believable. Karen Wood is a syndicated columnist and contributes to various magazines. Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 • Fiction • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Diamond Spirit The first in a warm-hearted and adventurous series about friendship, courage, a spirited girl, and the love of horses After a horrific accident, Jess loses Diamond, her beloved pony. Her best friend, Shara, the only witness to the accident, won’t tell Jess what happened. Hurt and betrayed, Jess feels as if she’s lost not just one best friend, but two. Then she gets to know a beautiful filly called Walkabout, and makes some new friends. Things are looking up—until it seems that Walkabout is to be sold to a cruel new owner. The kids come up with a rescue plan that involves Jess competing at the next “campdraft”—a sport involving a horse and rider working cattle. Can Jess win the campdraft and use the prize money to buy Walkabout, the filly of her dreams? And will she ever make it up with Shara, her ex-soul-sister? 288 pp • 9781742373157 • April

Moonstone Promise In the second book in the adventurous Diamond Spirit trilogy, Jess’s friend Luke needs help figuring out where he belongs After a harsh childhood spent in foster care, Luke comes to Harry’s place through a horse gentling program, and found the closest thing he’s ever had to family. But when Harry dies, Luke’s life quickly falls apart. He has a bitter falling out with Harry’s son Lawson, and, afraid of becoming lost in the foster system again, Luke runs away, taking little but a moonstone pendant given to him by Jess. He finds himself camped by a river with three Aboriginal elders. Can they help him discover who he is and where he belongs? 276 pp • 9781742373164

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The Crystal Heart Sophie Masson A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairy tale, and mystery. “Reading one of Sophie Masson’s books is like standing on top of a lonely mountain at midnight, under a star filled sky. . . . Her work has that same sense of clarity, magic, and mystery.” —Garth Nix, author, Sabriel “In Sophie Masson’s elegant hands, a classic fairy tale is transformed into an engaging thriller full of drama and clever plot twists.”—Isobelle Carmody, author, Obernewtyn, on Moonlight & Ashes When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower, he believes what he’s been told: the prisoner is a powerful witch. But when he meets the prisoner, Kasper’s life changes forever—for the prisoner is no witch, but a beautiful young girl. The daughter of the country’s enemy, the Prince of Night, Izolda has been held hostage since she was three. And she is in imminent danger, for a prophecy says she must die on her 16th birthday if Krainos is to be saved from the Prince of Night. Kasper decides to help her escape. As the days pass, their friendship turns into real love, but their hiding place won’t stay safe forever. Sophie Masson is the author of several children’s novels, including The Hand of Glory, winner of the Young Adult Aurealis Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards. Her other titles include Malvolio’s Revenge; Snow, Fire, Sword; the StarMaker series; and the Thomas Trew series. 336 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction 9780857982070 • August • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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HESPERUS MINOR Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • July • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hesperus Minor

Pollyanna Eleanor H. Porter One of the all-time classics of children’s literature, a feel-good book full of enthusiasm and exuberance, and a perfect family read When Pollyanna Whittier’s father dies she is sent to live with her Aunt Polly in Vermont. A clash of personalities ensues as Pollyanna’s sunny disposition sits ill with her aunt’s need for quiet, her passion for shutting windows, and her obsession with quietly shut doors. The key to Pollyanna’s happiness is the Glad Game—originally invented to deal with disappointing missionary boxes—and is applied to all parts of life. No matter how dark the situation, it is always possible to find something to be glad about. Any attempts to discipline the child fail helplessly in the face of the Glad Game. A bread and milk supper in the kitchen is greeted with rapture; a puritan attic bedroom with sparse furnishing is valued for its rapturous views. As Pollyanna becomes acquainted with other inhabitants of the town, the cantankerous residents fall victim to her charms. However, the arrival of a motor car in town heralds a tragic change which not even Pollyanna looks likely to be able to overcome. This timeless classic has spawned many spin-off novels and films. Eleanor H. Porter (1868–1920) was a bestselling children’s author from Massachusetts. She published short stories and novels but her most famous work was Pollyanna published in 1913. 216 pp • Classics • 9781843914884

The Children of the New Forest Frederick Marryat A classic tale of adventure, as well as a charming coming-of-age story, to be enjoyed by children and adults alike, set against the turbulent background of the English Civil War It is 1647. Charles I has been defeated in the civil war, but has escaped captivity and is making for France. Parliamentary soldiers searching the New Forest decide to burn the house of Colonel Beverly, a royalist officer killed at the Battle of Naseby. His four children are rescued by their father’s gamekeeper, Jacob, who takes them in. The children gradually shed their aristocratic sensibilities and adapt to the simple ways of the forest, working Jacob’s farmstead and befriending other inhabitants of the woodland. But when Charles II raises an army and the specter of war returns to haunt the Beverly children, they realize they cannot hide from their true identity. Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) was a naval officer, novelist, and contemporary of Charles Dickens. He is best known for his novels Mr. Midshipman Easy and The Children of the New Forest, and for inventing the Marryat system of naval signaling. 266 pp • Fiction • 9781843914877

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Lost in Thought Cara Bertrand Perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril, Lost in Thought is a sure winner for young adult readers interested in the paranormal, romance, and action-packed twists “Compelling and solid, this paranormal thriller has it all: love, murder, intrigue, mind games, and a bit of mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

• Co-op available Lainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion. What she really has are visions of how people died—or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey’s game to spend two years at a private New England boarding school. She doesn’t really think it will cure her problem, and she’s half right. There is no cure, but as she discovers, she’s not actually crazy. Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy has a secret too. Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. A vision of another student’s impending death confirms Lainey is one of them. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose—recent Academy graduate and resident school crush—while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage. Now she has a real secret. Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself. Cara Bertrand is a former middle school literacy teacher. This is her first novel; it was one of three finalists for the 2011 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult category. She lives in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction Paper: 9781935462941 • April • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Cloth: 9781935462934 • April • $15.95 (Can $16.95) Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

Just Myrto Laurie Gray The coming-of-age story of an ancient Greek woman who discovers the joy of being herself “Laurie Gray crafts a compelling and appealing narrator who shows that despite societal constraints, an individual can create her own life. Complete with delightful renderings of Socratic dialogue and thoughtful looks into the customs and knowledge of the time, Just Myrto is a lively story of some of the most important people of the Classical period of ancient Greece.” —Tracy Barrett, author, Dark of the Moon

• Co-op available As a young woman in ancient Greece, Myrto is doubly cursed to have been born a mortal and a female. When her father dies leaving no dowry for her to marry, Myrto’s brother decides to give her to his former teacher, Socrates, as a second wife. Spending much of her time away from her new home in an attempt to avoid Socrates’ cruel, first wife, Myrto soon strikes up an intellectual friendship with Plato. Although she wants nothing more than a friend, he has designs on more. Now Myrto must discover where she belongs in this quickly changing world and decide if she will accept the lot she has been given by her family, succumb to romantic love, or pave the way for women of the future to live better and less subjugated lives. Laurie Gray is the founder of Socratic Parenting LLC and an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech University. She is the author of Maybe I Will and Summer Sanctuary, which won a Moonbeam Gold Medal for excellence in young adult fiction and was named a 2011 Indiana Best Book Finalist. She lives in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. 200 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction Paper: 9781935462972 • May • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Cloth: 9781935462965 • May • $15.95 (Can $16.95) Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

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Shelter Patricia H. Aust A young teen comes of age in an abusive home

• Co-op available Miguel’s dad is at it again—physically abusing his mom and sister and terrorizing Miguel for no good reason. But when Miguel’s mom and sister, who have been whispering to one another for some time, decide to stand up to the abuse and decide to move to a women’s shelter, Miguel’s life begins to take turns he never expected. After the family moves out, it isn’t long before Miguel’s dad promises to change his ways before once again becoming abusive; leaving Miguel to summon the courage to stand up to the man he thought he loved. This emotional and stirring novel is told from the point of view of a young man who is torn between the love he feels for his abusive father and the responsibility to protect his family. Patricia H. Aust was a public school social worker and child welfare worker who specialized in foster care. 200 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction Paper: 9781935462002 • May • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Cloth: 9781935462996 • May • $15.95 (Can $16.95) Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

The Amazing Spencer Gray Deb Fitzpatrick This is an adventure tale about resilience and agency—building one and realizing the other— and a survival story that will empower young people “We’ll be on the ground shortly, Spence,” he said into his headset. “Thanks for coming up with me. Can’t imagine a better flight companion.” Spencer grinned at him. “Don’t lose it now, Dad. Get this thing back on the ground safe and sound, okay?” Spencer Gray is 12 and finally old enough to join dad in his glider. His friends are going to be so jealous! Going up is awesome, but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing. Deb Fitzpatrick is a freelance editor and writer who teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University. She is the author of 90 Packets of Instant Noodles and Have You Seen Ally Queen?, both of which were made Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. 168 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Family & Relationships 9781922089328 • April • $11.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

21 Days in October Magali Favre This work of historical fiction deals with the occupation of Quebec by the Canadian Army and the massive imprisonment of French-speaking Canadian artists and trade unionists, based on the pretext of two political kidnappings.

• Co-op available In October 1970, 21 days was the legal limit, under the War Measures Act, during which the Canadian government could hold prisoners incommunicado without charging them or justifying their arrest. Gaetan is 16. He has quit school, works in a factory in Montreal’s Saint-Henri district, and finds himself embroiled in a political conflict. His good friend is arrested for taking part in a union meeting, his father, for speaking out too loudly about city elections held during the crisis. By chance, Gaetan meets Louise, a young college student who, although she is from a different background and is involved with radical friends, takes a keen interest in him. In this troubled period of Quebec’s and Canada’s history, young people are confronted with unrelenting factory work, unemployment, harsh police and military action, and imprisonment, but also, hope, political commitment and first love. Magali Favre is a writer and former teacher. She is the author of six young adult novels. 170 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction/History 9781926824925 • April • $14.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Rights: World • Baraka Books

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Three Summers Judith Clarke From an award-winning author comes a magnificent and deeply moving story about two girls, a lifelong friendship, and the heart’s search for the real true thing “Written with Judith Clarke’s magnificent precision and lightness that makes you feel for a moment when you have finished that you have actually lived someone else’s life.” —Ursula Dubosarsky, author, The Word Snoop “Clarke is brilliant at making gossamer connections between her characters. The interweavings can be common or unexpected, but they are always meticulously rendered.” —Booklist starred review of Kalpana’s Dream The path of Ruth’s life was shaped in one fateful moment when, as a baby, she miraculously survived the car accident that killed her mother. Her grandmother raised her with the fierce conviction that Ruth be free to meet the world on her own terms, and not be stuck in the small life of their country town. This wise, compassionate, beautifully written book weaves together the stories of Ruth, her grandmother Margaret May, Ruth’s lifelong friend Fee, and Ruth’s troubled foster child Dancey Tremaine. From Ruth’s coming of age in a country town and the defining influence of her grandmother, to the consequences of Fee’s youthful marriage and motherhood, to a troubled contemporary child looking for love, this book enables us to appreciate the beauty of life and connection with others. Judith Clarke is an award-winning young adult author whose books include Kalpana’s Dream, an Honor Book in the prestigious Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, and One Whole and Perfect Day, an Honor Book in the ALA’s prestigious Michael L. Printz Awards for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. 264 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up • Fiction 9781742378275 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

I Made Lattes for a Love God Wendy Harmer A warm, funny read for teens about best friends and not-so-secret Hollywood crushes “A very funny read. Elly is a believable, engaging character. . . . This light-hearted, engaging book will appeal to girls aged 12 and up.” —Magpies Elly Pickering has a juicy secret. A secret her PR mom won’t let her tell anyone because if the kids at Oldcastle High found out they might just explode with excitement. Elly’s school is about to become the film set for Monster Class 3, a teen flick starring 17-year-old heartthrob Jake Blake. Elly will do anything to get on set, but when her plans to become an extra are thwarted, she has to find another way to get close to her Hollywood crush. Wendy Harmer began her career as a journalist and has had a successful career in comedy— on stage, television, and radio. Her Pearlie books, a series for young readers, have been published in 10 countries. 264 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction 9781742379913 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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A Pocketful of Eyes Lili Wilkinson Smart, funny, page-turning contemporary crime fiction in the tradition of Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie—and Veronica Mars “Smart, slick, funny, with sharp edges. Lili Wilkinson is like a coolgeekgirl Agatha Christie.” —Simmone Howell, author, Notes from the Teenage Underground “Read it. It might just change your life.” —John Green, author, The Fault in Our Stars on Pink “Written with a great deal of snarky wit. . . . A refreshing addition to the LGBT oeuvre.” —Booklist on Pink Beatrice May Ross is smart, observant, and analytical, so when a dead body is discovered in the taxidermy department at the museum where she’s interning, she’s determined to use her sleuthing skills to solve the case. A dead body in the Red Rotunda, a mysterious benefactor, a large stuffed tiger in the catacombs, a handsome boy with a fascination for unusual animal mating habits, and a pocketful of glass eyes. Can Beatrice sift through the clues to discover if there is a murderer in the midst? This sharp, sassy mystery has plenty of twists and turns, a dash of romance, and a splash of funny, and will keep the reader guessing right to the very end. Lili Wilkinson is the author of The (Not) Quite Perfect Boyfriend and Pink. 324 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 15 & Up • Grades 10 & Up • Fiction 9781742376196 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The Convent Maureen McCarthy A breathtaking novel that follows the hidden and intertwined lives of four young women as they face difficult, life-changing, impossible choices during the 1920s, 1960s, and the present “McCarthy, a popular author for both teens and adults in her native Australia, has written a complicated soap opera of a book, one full of fresh, authentic characters and a setting that readers will enjoy visiting.” —Booklist starred review of Rose by Any Other Name “I woke up with a feeling about today,” Stella says dreamily. “Something truly amazing is going to happen.” “To us or to the world?” I say. “To you.” “To me?” I laugh. “Nothing ever happens to me, Stella.” “But today it will.” “Will it be good?” She looks thoughtful and then frowns. “I . . . I don’t know.” Peach is 19 and pretty happy with the way things are. She has her college work, two wildly different best friends, her sister, Stella, to look after, and a broken heart to mend. But when she takes a summer job at a café in the old convent, her idea of who she is takes a sharp turn into the past. Where once there were nuns, young girls and women who had fallen on hard times, Peach discovers secrets from three generations of her family. As their stories are revealed, Peach is jolted out of her comfort zone. But does she really want to know who she is? Warm and real, intense and provocative, this novel shows in vivid detail how fate and the choices we make ripple and reverberate through time. Maureen McCarthy is the author of Rose by Any Other Name and When You Wish Upon a Rat. 432 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up • Fiction 9781742375045 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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SMITTEN The end of high school brings with it a rush of freedom like never before. It’s a time for big plans and even bigger dreams. These new fun and flirty young adult romances exploring girls’ postschool lives are fabulously addictive, and will sweep you off your feet and keep you up late at night, just like any new crush should. You’ll fall head over your high heels in love with Smitten. Escape into a world of superrich relatives in glamorous cities, amazing new jobs that aren’t quite what they seem, adventures in tropical settings, and not a vampire in sight. Because every girl wants to be smitten! Each: 5.5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up • Fiction $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hardie Grant Egmont

Unlucky Break Kate Forster Andie’s having an amazing time visiting Los Angeles—but how much of it is just show? Andie Powers has a one-way ticket to L.A.—the glamorous world of Hollywood, movie stars, palm trees, and endless summer. She’s desperate for a break after her mother’s battle with cancer and her boyfriend���s pathetic betrayal. Staying with her celebrity aunt Cece in Hollywood seems like the perfect solution. Besides, Cece won’t take no for an answer. Suddenly Andie has everything she could possibly need to be happy—a dream mansion, a new best friend, unlimited credit cards, and a brand-new BMW. But she can’t shake the feeling that this place is fake. It’s only after a chance encounter with bad-boy movie star James Hawthorn that she discovers something real. She knows he couldn’t possibly feel the same way about her. But when everything around you is one big act, it’s hard not to get caught up in the story. Kate Forster is a young adult fiction author. 284 pp • 9781742972527 • May

Head over High Heels Kate Forster Lyssa is caught between her family’s rules and an opportunity to help them When Lyssa is scouted by a modeling agency, she’s more surprised than anyone. She’s a gangly girl from a migrant family, with out of control hair, living in the wrong part of town. She’s not even interested in a modeling career, she wants to study medicine. But then she learns how much she could earn from a single photo shoot—enough to give her struggling family the help they need. Lyssa’s parents don’t like her talking to boys, let alone posing provocatively for a photographer. And while her best friend Emily is a champion liar, Lyssa’s still not sure she’ll get away with it. She’s always played it safe. But then she meets Dan at the modeling agency, and Dan is all kinds of amazing. Maybe amazing enough to convince Lyssa that she should play it dangerous for once. Kate Forster is a young adult fiction author. 268 pp • 9781742972534 • May

Tall, Dark and Distant Julie Fison Georgia’s exciting new life with a rich boyfriend may come at a price When Georgia meets Nik on her summer holiday, she’s sure he’s too good to be true. He’s gorgeous, with godlike abs and an adorable English accent. Then she discovers that he’s actually a member of an obscenely wealthy Russian family—and he wants to get to know her better. Nik catapults Georgia into a world of private yachts, fast cars, and expensive jewelry. Having a billionaire for a boyfriend certainly comes with benefits, but it also comes with a price. How long will it take before life in the fast lane spins out of control? Julie Fison is a young adult fiction author. 236 pp • 9781742973968 • June

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Lust and Found Julie Fison On a mission to find her brother, Sienna finds the last distraction she needs Cambodia is the last place in the world Sienna wants to visit. She likes five-star hotels and exercising her credit card in air-conditioned malls, not flea-ridden hostels and trekking through the jungle. But when her brother Eddie starts sending strange messages from Cambodia, Sienna’s mom convinces her to go check on him. Thankfully, her boyfriend agrees to go along. When they arrive, they discover that Eddie has disappeared. Sienna just wants to find him and get the hell out of there. Everything in Cambodia is getting to her—the language barrier, the unrelenting humidity, the mosquitoes. But mostly it’s Eddie’ maddeningly hot French friend, Guillaume, who couldn’t be more unhelpful if he tried. Julie Fison is a young adult fiction author. 234 pp • 9781742973982 • June

Beauty and the Beat Kate Forster A performer broadens her artistic horizons Mia knows what she wants in life—she was born to perform, and she doesn’t need anyone’s help to succeed. So when she is paired with the obnoxious new guy for her final music assessment, she is beyond frustrated. Rob is into hip-hop in a big way and they have absolutely zero in common. But as they spend more time together, Mia starts to realize that there’s more to hip-hop than she’d thought. And that Rob could just be the guy she never knew she was looking for. Kate Forster is a young adult fiction author. 236 pp • 9781742972541 • July

Piece of Cake Kate Forster Having to abandon her plans for adventure may be the most exciting thing that could have happened to Lola Lola is set for the adventure of a lifetime. As much as she loves living above her dad’s bustling café, she has some serious baggage to deal with, and she can only do that in London. But when her dad is in a car accident the morning she’s due to leave, Lola has to abandon her plans and stay. She has to grow up, take responsibility, and act like an adult. That means running the café, and hiring a new chef. Enter Sam, a hot backpacker and cook extraordinaire with an adorable accent and a secret of his own. Before too long, Lola and Sam have created something special at the café. Their business chemistry just works. And there may be some other chemistry at work too. Kate Forster is a young adult fiction author. 236 pp • 9781742972558 • July

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FOR KIDS Each: 11 x 8.5 • 50 B/W Photos • Two-color Interior • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • Nonfiction $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

World War I for Kids A History with 21 Activities R. Kent Rasmussen An educational and interactive children’s guide to the Great War

• Co-op available In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this activity book provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at World War I, which involved all of the world’s superpowers during a time of great technological and societal change. Emphasizing connections among events as well as the war’s influence on later historical developments, it leads young readers to fully understand the most important aspects of the war, including how the war came about, how changing military technology caused the western front to bog down into a long stalemate, how the war fostered an era of rapid technological advances, and how the entry of the United States helped end the war. The book explores topics of particular interest to kids, such as turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry, air and naval warfare, and the important roles animals played in the war. Relevant crosscurricular activities expand on concepts introduced and illuminate the era of the early 1900s, including making a periscope, sending a mock message in Morse code, estimating the altitude of an aircraft, learning a popular World War I song, and more. R. Kent Rasmussen is a former reference book editor and the author or editor of a number of books on Mark Twain, including Mark Twain for Kids, Mark Twain A to Z, and Dear Mark Twain. He has contributed articles, essays, and reviews to the Los Angeles Times, Library Journal, and many others. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California. 160 pp • 9781613745564 • April

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Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids His Life and Ideas Second edition Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America’s leading architect and his work. “A terrific book.” —Washington Post on previous edition “An unusually effective art book for children.” —Publishers Weekly on previous edition

• Co-op available • Previous edition sold more than 50,000 copies This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright’s Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties; his struggles to find work as a young architect; the unique style that led him to the top of his profession; and masterpieces such as the Robie House, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Guggenheim, and many others. Budding architects will delve into architectural and design concepts while having fun through 21 hands-on projects, such as creating an edible model of Fallingwater, making a miniature Japanese kite, reading an architectural plan, and much more. A timeline, glossary, bibliography, and list of houses to visit are also included. Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen is an author who specializes in writing and designing books and websites for museums, historical sites, and educational organizations. She is the author of Greene and Greene for Kids, The Huntington for Kids, The Sustainability Book for Kids, and many others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 144 pp • Architecture • 9781613744741 (Replaces 9781556522079) • July

The Industrial Revolution for Kids The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities Cheryl Mullenbach This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history

• Co-op available This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, and inventions of the time, from the wealthy Rockefellers and dirty, dangerous factories to new forms of transportation and communication. But kids will also learn about the era through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life and allow for readers to make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Additional resources featured include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and social studies consultant. She is the author of Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II and has contributed to Arizona Living Magazine, the Des Moines Register, Iowa Council for the Social Studies Journal, Iowa Heritage Illustrated, and An Encyclopedia of American Women at War. She lives in Panora, Iowa. 144 pp • History • 9781613746905 • August

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WOMEN OF ACTION • Co-op available • Advertising on GoodReads.com and Shelf Awareness Each: 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Reporting Under Fire 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists Kerrie Logan Hollihan The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back scoops from the front lines. Each woman—including Sigrid Schultz, who broadcast news via radio from Berlin on the eve of the Second World War and Marguerite Higgins, who typed stories while riding in the front seat of an American jeep that was fleeing the North Korean Army—experiences her own journey, both personally and professionally, and each draws her own conclusions. Yet without exception, these war correspondents share a singular ambition: to answer an inner call driving them to witness war firsthand, and to share what they learn via words or images. Kerrie Logan Hollihan is the author of Elizabeth I, The People’s Queen; Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids; Rightfully Ours; and Theodore Roosevelt for Kids. She has written for Bird Watcher’s Digest and Boy’s Life. She lives in Blue Ash, Ohio. 272 pp • 20 B/W Photos • 9781613747100

Women Heroes of World War I 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics Kathryn J. Atwood A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn’t even have the right to vote. Readers meet 17year-old Frenchwoman Emilienne Moreau, who assisted the Allies as a guide and set up a firstaid post in her home to attend to the wounded; and American journalist Madeleine Zabriskie Doty, who risked her life to travel twice to Germany during the war in order to report back the truth, whatever the cost. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and “Learn More” lists of relevant books and websites, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers. Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War II and the editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent. She lives near Chicago. 224 pp • 40 B/W Photos • History • 9781613746868

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World War I Scottish Tales of Adventure Allan Burnett Eight true stories from the battlefields of the First World War color the pages of this gripping collection.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Bringing to life a variety of Scottish war stories from the Western Front, Gallipoli, and Africa, this book recounts the terrible struggle for survival in muddy trenches where young soldiers dodged bullets, poison gas, and explosive shells while waiting for the order to go over the top and face the enemy. Young readers will be as informed as they are inspired by the thrills and spills of the Scottish Royal Flying Corp, where airmen flew daring reconnaissance missions under heavy fire, and brave doctors and nurses treated the wounded in makeshift wards in tents amid the bombs and gunfire. These stories of excitement, heartache, heroism, and victory are all based on personal diaries, letters, and memoirs. Allan Burnett is the editor of historical supplements for the Sunday Herald and is the author of the And All That series of Scottish history for children and Invented in Scotland. He is a former deputy editor of the Scottish Standard. 112 pp • 5 x 7.75 • 112 B/W Illustrations Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Nonfiction/Scottish Studies 9781841589329 • April • $8.00 (Can $9.00) Paper Rights: US, Canada & China • Birlinn Ltd/Birlinn

Anne Frank Her Life Marian Hoefnagel An easy-to-read introduction to Anne Frank’s short life, authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation This is the moving life story of the young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis during World War II. Readers can follow her day-to-day life in hiding with her family, and discover the hopes and fears of a young teenager as she writes to her best friend Kitty, the name she gives to her diary. This book contains quotes from the original diary along with many original photographs and newspaper articles from that period. It is ideal for prompting class discussions and raising awareness of the Holocaust. Marian Hoefnagel is a teacher and a writer of books for teenagers. 124 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Photos • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction 9781783220045 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

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Off With Their Heads! All the Cool Bits in British History Martin Oliver Now available in paperback, an entertaining and informative guide to the British kings and queens—minus the boring parts “A lighthearted overview of British history.” —Publishers Weekly Bursting with the best bits from British history, this follow-up to Thirty Days Has September seeks to inspire a love of history that can last a lifetime. It is suitable for a gift from parent to child and a learning companion to help all kids have fun getting the basics of British history. Readers will learn rules to remember the rulers, get to grips with the gunpowder plot, roam about in Roman Britain, and get a clue about the cruel fates of all six of Henry VIII’s wives. Kids will also learn a poem explaining the events leading up to World War I, and become experts on the War of the Roses, the Hundred Years War, and the Industrial Revolution. Beautifully packaged and complete with lighthearted illustrations, this is the perfect treat for any young history lover. Martin Oliver is the author of The Boys’ Book of Greatness: Even More Ways to Be the Best at Everything. 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 88 B/W Illustrations • 1 Map • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Nonfiction 9781780551340 (Replaces 9781906082727) • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper Rights: US & Canada • Michael O’Mara/Buster Books

Earthrise My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Ellen Mahoney Foreword by Dr. Brian Cox The inspiring and fascinating biography of the sixth man to ever walk on the Moon

• Co-op available • Advertising on GoodReads.com and in Science News magazine Of the nearly seven billion people who live on Earth, only 12 have walked on the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was one of them. Earthrise is a vibrant memoir for young adults featuring the life story of this internationally known Apollo 14 astronaut. The book focuses on Edgar’s amazing journey to the Moon in 1971 and highlights the many steps he took to get there, including growing up as a farm boy on a ranch; living in Roswell, New Mexico, during the alleged UFO crash; graduating from Carnegie Mellon and MIT; being a navy combat pilot; and becoming a NASA astronaut. In engaging and suspenseful prose he details his historic flight to the Moon, describing everything from the very practical—eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom in space—to the metaphysical, such as the life-changing sensation of connectedness to the universe that he felt and that has been described, in varying degrees, by many astronauts. Extensive resources include annotated lists of websites about space, museums and organizations, films and videos, and books for further reading. Edgar Mitchell was a pilot in the historic 1971 Apollo 14 mission and the sixth man to ever walk on the Moon. He is the author of Paradigm Shift, The Space Less Traveled, and The Way of the Explorer, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, three NASA Group Achievement Awards, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. He was inducted to the Space Hall of Fame in 1979, the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking in 2011. He is the founder of the renowned Institute of Noetic Sciences and the cofounder of the Association of Space Explorers. He lives in Lake Worth, Florida. Ellen Mahoney has worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as a staff writer, contributed many educational pieces for Space Center Houston, and produced radio features for the BBC Science in Action show. She is an affiliate faculty instructor in the department of journalism and technical communication at Metro State University of Denver. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Brian Cox is a professor of particle physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He presents various space and science programs on BBC radio and television, including Wonders of the Universe. 208 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 Color Photos • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction/Autobiography 9781613749012 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Where’s the Meerkat?: Journey Through Time Paul Moran A fun-loving family of meerkats is traveling through time—follow them as they journey from a Jurassic swamp to a jousting tournament These cute and quirky animals gain more fans by the day. Spot the 10 meerkats on each page as they feast at a Tudor banquet, swash and buckle aboard Blackbeard’s ship, spend a day in the Forbidden City, and much, much more. Make sure to watch out for their arch-nemesis, the crafty hawk, and their annoying next door neighbor, the greedy squirrel. Combining meerkat madness with the challenge of a search book and the added thrill of time travel, this book will make the perfect gift for adults and children alike. Paul Moran is the author of Where’s the Meerkat? 48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 • Activity 9781843178040 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Michael O’Mara

Junk Drawer Physics 50 Awesome Experiments That Don’t Cost a Thing Bobby Mercer A children’s instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab

• Co-op available • Advertising in Science News magazine Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies or less. Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick. Or construct your own planetarium from an empty potato chip canister, construction paper, scissors, and a pin. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated. Junk Drawer Physics also includes sidebars of fascinating physics facts, such as did you know the Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in summer than in winter because its steel structure expands in the heat? Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children about physics topics that include magnetism, electricity, force, motion, light, energy, sound, and more, and have fun at the same time. Bobby Mercer is a high school physics teacher and the author of several books, including The Flying Machine Book, How Do You Light a Fart?, Quarterback Dad, and Smash It! Crash It! Launch It! He lives outside of Asheville, North Carolina. 208 pp • 6 x 9 • 230 B/W Photos • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • Nonfiction/Activity 9781613749203 • June • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Rights: World • Chicago Review Press


Cool Science Tricks 50 Fantastic Feats for Kids of All Ages Daniel Tatarsky From making matches dance without touching them to making sound waves visible, 50 very cool science tricks As we all know now, the geeks have inherited the earth and, it’s official, science is now cool. This book offers 50 amazing tricks that reveal the wonder of science. That’s 50 awesome new ways to make 50 new friends. This action-stuffed book is for kids of all ages who love to experiment with peculiar physics, mind-boggling biology, and crazy chemistry, and want to learn more fascinating factoids than you can shake a Bunsen burner at. Daniel Tatarsky is the author of Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About. 112 pp • 8 x 6 • 100 Color Illustrations Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Nonfiction 9781907554698 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Portico

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Shailene and Theo An Unauthorized Biography of the Stars of Divergent Janet Menzies All there is to know about the stars of the March 2014 film Divergent, based on the bestselling novel by Veronica Roth The first installment in a trilogy, Divergent is the hottest new dystopian novel for young adults and adults alike. This must-read for fans follows the stories of the two stars of the forthcoming film. Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris Prior, is known to fans already as a star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and for her Independent Spirit Award–winning, Golden Globe–nominated role in The Descendants. English actor Theo James, who stars as Tobias “Four” Eaton, played Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk in an episode of Downton Abbey, as well as starring in the British supernatural drama Bedlam. Janet Menzies is an entertainment writer. 224 pp • 6 x 9 • 24 Color Photos • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction Paper: 9781782432135 • May • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth: 9781782432128 • May • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Rights: US & Canada • Michael O’Mara

Zayn Malik The Biography vs Liam Payne The Biography Sarah Oliver A must for any fans of One Direction, especially all those infatuated with teen heartthrobs Zayn Malik and Liam Payne—with this flip biography, there’s no need to choose! One Direction is currently dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of millions. This double biography of the band’s leading figures reveals how they coped with Simon Cowell, the fame game, and high profile romances. It also discusses what lies in store for them as their careers continue to soar. Sarah Oliver is the author of The Completely Unofficial Glee A–Z, Harry Styles/Niall Horan, Justin Bieber A–Z, and One Direction A–Z. 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Biography/Music 9781782197515 • April • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake

Niall Horan The Unauthorized Biography Danny White Discover all you need to know about the Irish charmer in this fully up-to-date biography Niall Horan: The Unauthorized Biography is the story of how a small town Irish boy shot to overnight national and then global fame. Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, Niall’s early years were difficult as he and his older brother endured the breakdown of their parents’ marriage and subsequent divorce. It was during this period that Niall embarked upon his remarkable musical journey. Stints in the school choir and performances around his homeland propelled him to The X Factor and his first brushes with fame. Nothing could have prepared Niall for the adulation and success that followed. Danny White is the author of many biographies, including Johnny Depp, Rihanna, and Will.i.am. 224 pp • 6 x 9 • 12 Color Photos Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction/Biography Paper: 9781782431879 • April • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth: 9781782431855 • April • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Rights: US & Canada • Michael O’Mara

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A PARENTING PRESS QWIK BOOK

Helping Children with Their Feelings Practical Strategies for Special Needs and Neurotypical Learners Elizabeth Crary, MS Covering the basics of a child’s emotional development, this book pays particular attention to children who have learning challenges related to autism, ADHD, sensory issues, or other developmental delays A short course for busy parents, teachers, and professionals, Helping Children with Their Feelings sets parents on a clear, practical path to increase their child’s understanding of his or her own and others’ feelings. Often young kids need remedial or basic help learning about feelings—an essential precursor to effective social relationships and success in school. Children are primed to start learning about feelings from birth, but sometimes they need a little extra help or their parents need additional knowledge. The short exercises help build children’s skills and provide realistic expectations for parents to determine whether their child is developing typically or has special needs. Further resources offer more in depth material of a practical nature on each of the steps in building emotional literacy. Elizabeth Crary, MS, is the award-winning author of more than 40 children’s and child-guidance publications. She has taught parenting education, with an emphasis on problem-solving and skill-building methods, and established Parenting Press in 1979. She lives in Seattle. 36 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 3 B/W Illustrations • 5 Line Drawings • 2 Charts Parenting & Family Care/Psychology 9781936903146 • April • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Parenting Press

Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon Little Projects for People with Just a Little Time and Little Skill Eliza Muldoon A year’s worth of really simple Sunday afternoon craft projects for parents to undertake with their kids—great fun for even the most artistically challenged A collection of 52 blissfully simple craft ideas to make with a child helper, this beautiful book will have you creating delightful things out of everyday household items using nothing more than your own time and ingenuity. An adult and child can while away hours of crafting fun with Eliza Muldoon as she explains how to make these easy projects—a child’s headband or apron, peg dolls, skirts and shoe adornments, practical bags, tool belts, felt food or felt folk finger puppets, elegant envelopes, and unique artworks to adorn the home. Eliza Muldoon is a university professor. 150 pp • 8 x 11 • 201 Color Photos • Parenting & Family Care/Crafts & Hobbies 9781742378657 • April • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids From Alvin Ailey to Zishe the Strongman Rob Reid The right biography can be as enthralling as any work of fiction, blending facts with gripping storytelling—this is a must-have guide to the best ones for adults to read out loud to kids Noted children’s book authority Rob Reid offers a choice selection of exemplary biographies that will entertain and educate children about a variety of fascinating people and their places in history. Organized by topic, including sports, politics and leaders, the arts, science, and medicine, each annotation features a “10-Minute Selection” that showcases a particularly captivating episode of the book that can be read in one brief sitting. Parents, teachers, librarians, and other adults will find compelling and inspirational biographies for kids with the help of this useful resource. Rob Reid is a writer and an instructor at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of Family Storytime, Reid’s Read-Alouds, Silly Stories to Read Aloud, and Something Funny Happened at the Library and he writes regular columns on programming and children’s literature for Book Links and LibrarySparks magazines. He lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 144 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Parenting & Family Care/Literary Criticism 9781937589578 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Rights: World • Huron Street Press

Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books Sharing Nature with Children through Reading Kathleen T. Isaacs An educator and librarian shares her choices for the best nature books to help families bond Pairing a book with such activities as a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs spotlights recent informational and picture books appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage children’s wonder and enthusiasm for nature. Themed chapters such as “Backyard and Garden,” “From the Earth to the Sky and Beyond,” “Plants and Trees,” “Animals in Captivity,” “Children’s Songs and Traditional Tales,” and “Books for Babies and Toddlers” identify titles on nature-related subjects that kids love, while also offering supplemental activities that adults and children can do together, such as a backyard bird count and things to look for at an aquarium. The hundreds of quality books listed and annotated in this resource will enrich the joy and excitement of nature for readers of all ages. Kathleen T. Isaacs spent many years as a teacher, with intermittent stints as a school and public librarian. She has taught in schools and universities in Baltimore, Washington, Hong Kong, and Xi’an, China, and has traveled extensively in many parts of the world. She has served on several award selection committees for the Association for Library Service to Children, including the Sibert Award, Notable Children’s Books, and the Newbery Award. She is also the author of Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children. She lives in Towson, Maryland. 150 pp • 6 x 9 • Parenting & Family Care 9781937589585 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper Rights: World • Huron Street Press

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Top 300 LGBTQ Books for Teens Michael Cart and Christine A. Jenkins A summary of the 300 best books for LGBTQ teens, written by experts on the subject and addressed to teen book buyers “An essential resource. . . . Highly accessible and thorough, the text is a staple for any study of the canon. Students and newcomers to the conversation will appreciate Cart���s experience and insight. And, once again, the books he mentions as examples will send readers straight to the shelves.” —School Library Journal Identifying titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out, and the search for community, this catalog spotlights the best gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning books written for teens. The authors cover fiction of all kinds, as well as graphic novels and general nonfiction aimed at readers in middle school and high school, and include recent publications as well as classics that continue to be read and enjoyed by 21st-century teens. Information on how to find library programs, services, and additional resources for LGBTQ teens is also provided, making this a one-stop sourcebook for LGBTQ teens, their families, friends, and classmates, as well as teachers and librarians. Michael Cart is a columnist and reviewer for Booklist magazine and a leading expert in the field of young adult literature who has lectured widely on all aspects of literature for young readers. He is a former president of both the Assembly of Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). He is the author or editor of 20 books, including Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, and the coauthor of The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content 1969– 2004. He has been awarded a Grolier Medal and was the recipient of the 2008 YALSA/Greenwood Publishing Group Service to Young Adults Achievement Award. He was also recently selected as the recipient of the St. Catherine Drexler Award from the Catholic Library Association. He lives in Columbus, Indiana. Christine A. Jenkins is the director of the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign. She is the author of The Heart Has Its Reasons and Novel Experiences. She lives in Champaign, Illinois. 175 pp • 6 x 9 • Education Resource/Gay Studies 9781937589561 • May • $21.95 (Can $24.95) Paper • Rights: World • Huron Street Press

Her Next Chapter How Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, Girl Gossip, and So Much More Lori Day, MEd, and Charlotte Kugler A guide to using book clubs to open up dialog about issues facing young girls today

• Co-op available • Advertising in Bust and on GoodReads.com and Shelf Awareness Mother-daughter book clubs are a great way to encourage your child’s reading and for girls and moms to bond with each other while also socializing with friends, but they can do much more than that, suggests educational psychologist and parenting coach Lori Day. They can create a safe and empowering haven where girls can openly discuss, question, and navigate some of the challenges of adolescent girlhood today. In Her Next Chapter, Day draws from experiences in her own club and her more than 25 years in education to offer a unique, timely, and inspiring take on mother-daughter book clubs. She provides clear, succinct overviews of eight of the biggest challenges facing girls and young women today, giving mothers the information they need to moderate thoughtful conversations, while weaving in all the carefully chosen book, movie, and media recommendations; plentiful discussion questions and prompts; and suggested related activities that guide and extend discussions and make clubs fun. It outlines precisely how mothers can work together, using the magic of books, to build girls’ confidence and lessen the negative impact of media on self-image. Also included are relevant quotes and experiences from a wide range of mothers, a list of further resources, and chapter-closing reflections from Day’s now-adult daughter, Charlotte, who shares memories about what the club did for her as a child and observations on today’s girl culture. Lori Day, MEd, is an educational psychologist, a consultant, and a parenting coach with Lori Day Consulting. She has worked in the field of education for more than 25 years, serving in varied roles in public and private schools and at the college level. She is a contributing blogger at the Huffington Post and several other websites, writing about parenting, education, gender, popular culture, and media. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Charlotte Kugler, Lori Day’s daughter, is a student at Mount Holyoke College. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts. 272 pp • 6 x 9 • Parenting & Family Care/Social Science 9781613748565 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting Laurie Gray Learn how your children can benefit from the powerful, compassionate, and effective techniques of Socratic parenting

• Co-op available Showing how to apply the Socratic method to parenting, this book focuses on developing a personal parenting philosophy and sharing that philosophy with your child through dialogues, asking open-ended questions, and modeling the behavior you want to see in your child. While traditional punishment and reward techniques may condition desired behaviors, parents who develop their own self-discipline and criticalthinking skills will naturally encourage their children to become self-disciplined, independent thinkers. Laurie Gray is the founder of Socratic Parenting LLC, an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech University. She lives in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. 96 pp • 5 x 7 • Parenting & Family Care/Family & Relationships 9781935462033 • May • $11.95 (Can $14.95) Paper Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

LearningWorks for Kids Playing Smarter in a Digital World Randy Kulman, PhD A book to help parents to make their children's digital playtime educational

• Advertising in ADDitude and Attention Magazine The book’s clearly articulated strategies help parents use digital media in a more effective manner and, at the same time, set effective limits and implement a healthy “play diet” for their children. A section devoted to exploring specific strategies for using digital media with children in specific populations—such as children affected by ADHD, autism spectrum and learning disorders, and other mental health and educational issues—is also featured, as is a list of specific games, apps, and tools to make game-based learning most effective. Randy Kulman, PhD, is the founder and president of LearningWorks for Kids, an educational technology company that specializes in using video games to teach executive-functioning and academic skills. He lives in Wakefield, Rhode Island. 200 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Nonfiction/Psychology 9781937761158 • April • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rights: World Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse

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Telling Tales in Latin A New Latin Course and Storybook for Children Lorna Robinson and Soham De An innovative and accessible way to begin teaching Latin to children of any age Narrated by the chatty and imaginative Roman poet Ovid (who lived in Rome during the first century BC), this new course takes young learners on a journey through some of the tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. From Daedalus to the story of Orpheus, Lorna Robinson uses Ovid’s stories to teach Latin grammar and vocabulary, exploring the relationship between Latin and English to enhance literacy as well as encouraging children’s imaginations by asking them to discuss how Ovid’s themes are still topical today. At the end of each chapter there are suggested activities to help learners reinforce what they have just learned. The illustrations bring Ovid’s stories alive for a wide range of learners, making this book the ideal first introduction to Latin. Lorna Robinson has a PhD in classics from University College London and is the director of the Iris Project, which promotes the study of classics in state schools. She was awarded the prestigious EU Language Label Award for 2013 for her innovative approach to teaching Latin. Soham De is a graphic artist who works for an architectural firm. 112 pp • 5.25 x 8 • 80 Color Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 Education Resource/Language & Linguistics 9780285641792 • April $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & Philippines • Souvenir Press

You Gotta Connect Building Relationships that Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement James Alan Sturtevant Demonstrates how to build a strong student–teacher connection in the classroom A secure and trusting relationship between teacher and students is at the heart of a safe, productive classroom. The positive effects of connection impact all aspects of classroom life. Students come to class and like to be there, they are more engaged in learning, they retain more of what they learn, and their creativity is unleashed. There are fewer behavior issues, lower dropout rates, and more harmony between class members. With humor, practical action steps for the teacher, and a few wacky stories, Jim Sturtevant shows all educators how to operate a classroom in ways that show acceptance, breed mutual respect, handle and reduce conflict, build self-esteem, support students in trouble, and add peace and enjoyment. James Alan Sturtevant is has been a high school economics teacher for 30 years. He lives in Galena, Ohio. 280 pp • 7 x 9 • 125 B/W Illustrations • 25 Charts • 15 Tables • Education Resource 9781629500041 • April • $25.95 (Can $27.95) Paper Rights: World • Incentive Publications

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COMMON CORE Full of engaging puzzles, stories, and adventures, this collection of motivating and fun activities are specifically aligned with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy State Standards and are perfect for reinforcing specific skills and ideal for differentiated instruction in a classroom with varying skill levels. The activities, which cover a range of reading levels and text complexity, each correlate to specific standards and include topics such as key ideas, details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are also incorporated into the lessons throughout the book, which include assessments to measure a student’s strengths and weaknesses in each major skill area. This comprehensive set of activities are an invaluable resource for the busy educator teaching to the Common Core State Standards. Each: 144 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 150 B/W Illustrations • 10 Charts • 20 Tables • Education Resource April • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Incentive Publications

Common Core Language Arts & Literacy Grade 6 Activities that Captivate, Motivate & Reinforce Marjorie Frank A collection of entertaining and educational standardized activities perfectly aligned with sixth grade Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy State Standards Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching and creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also served as an editorial consultant for Incentive Publications. She lives in Ashland, Oregon. 9781629502007

Common Core Language Arts & Literacy Grade 7 Activities that Captivate, Motivate & Reinforce Jodie Fransen Educators can spare themselves time spent designing activities and exercises with the teaching materials provided in this collection, which are standardized and align with seventh grade Common Core Standards Jodie Fransen is a National Board–certified middle school English teacher with 26 years of experience as an educator, writer, and trainer. She lives in Superior, Colorado. 9781629502021

Common Core Language Arts & Literacy Grade 8 Activities that Captivate, Motivate & Reinforce Jodie Fransen A compendium of motivating and fun puzzles, stories, and adventures that are meaningfully aligned with eighth grade Common Core Language Arts Standards Jodie Fransen is a National Board–certified middle school English teacher with 26 years of experience as an educator, writer, and trainer. She lives in Superior, Colorado. 9781629502045

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BABY UNPLUGGED Each: 14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

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Cheer Up, Monster!

Tito’s Inferno

Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug

14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books/Fiction • 9781936669158 $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

Descent into TitanMart

14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books • 9781936669165 $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

244 pp • 6 x 9 Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up Fiction • 9781936669035 $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

TOAST TO BABY Each: 14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

Toast to Counting

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Blood Moon

Cinderskella

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. Insight

350 pp • 6 x 9 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Fiction • 9781939967015 $14.99 (Can $15.99) Paper

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304 pp • 6 x 9 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Fiction • 9780988649156 $15.99 (Can $16.99) Paper

426 pp • 6 x 9 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Fiction/Fantasy 9780988649187 $16.99 (Can $17.00) Paper

NIUHI SHARK SAGA Each: 5.5 x 8.5 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Fiction • Paper

One Boy, No Water

One Shark, No Swim

284 pp 9780984880171 $14.95 (Can $15.95)

302 pp 9781939967107 $12.99 (Can $13.99)

Pitch Green

Up in the Air

280 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Fiction • 9780988649125 $14.99 (Can $15.99) Paper

244 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 Fiction/Fantasy 9781939967046 $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

M e g a nd Lu c y Bo o ks GIFT BOOKS

IMAGINE YOU’RE A . . . Each: 32 pp • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

The Fairy Party Book 32 pp • 10 x 10 • Fiction Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Fiction • 9781840893069 $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

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Ballerina!

Cowboy!

9 x 10 • 9781840894530

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IMAGINE YOU’RE A . . . Each: 32 pp • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

Fairy!

Pirate!

Wizard!

9 x 10 • 9781840892796

5.75 x 8.25 • 9781840892826

The Fairyspotters Guide

Magical Creatures

32 pp • 10 x 10 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction Paper: 9781840894653 $9.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth: 9781840894646 $16.99 (Can $18.99)

32 pp • 10 x 10 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Fiction • 9781840894516 $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

My Beautiful Ballet Pack

9 x 10 • 9781840892802

32 pp • 9 x 10 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Fiction • 9781840894851 $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

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Aesop’s Fables

The Gift of the Magi Hansel and Gretel

32 pp • 11.5 x 8.5 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Classics/Folklore 9789888240524 $17.99 (Can $19.99) Cloth

32 pp • 8.625 x 13 Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up Seasonal/Classics 9789888240579 $17.99 (Can $19.99) Cloth

52 pp • 9.75 x 11 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Picture Books/Classics 9789888240548 $29.99 (Can $32.99) Hardcover Picture Book

The Message of the Birds 32 pp • 9.75 x 9.75 Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Seasonal/Picture Books 9789888240555 $16.99 (Can $18.99) Hardcover Picture Book

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YONEZU BOARD BOOK

Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Will You Still Love Me If . . . ?

96 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Classics/Fiction 9789888240531 $29.99 (Can $32.99) Cloth

32 pp • 8.625 x 11.5 Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Picture Books/Fiction 9789888240517 $16.99 (Can $19.00) Hardcover Picture Book

We Love Each Other 28 pp • 6.75 x 6.75 Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K Board Books • 9789888240562 $9.95 (Can $10.95) Board Book

M M S Go l d ANIMAL FAMILIES Each: 14 pp • 10 x 10 • Nonfiction/Picture Books • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book

Butterflies and Caterpillars

Cats and Kittens

Ducks and Ducklings

Frogs and Tadpoles

9781840896411

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BUSY TIMES Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Nonfiction • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth

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My Busy Day

My Busy Week

My Busy Year

Our Busy Lives

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DATES WITH HISTORY Each: 48 pp • 6 x 8.25 • Nonfiction • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

The Gunpowder Plot

Hitler Invades Poland

Education Resource 9781842345368

Education Resource 9781842345351

Women Win the Vote Women’s Studies 9781842345924

DILEMMAS IN MODERN SCIENCE Each: 48 pp • 7.75 x 10 • Nonfiction • $23.99 (Can $26.99) Cloth

Food

Health

Power

Technology

Cooking 9780237533670

Education Resource 9780237533687

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Technology 9780237533700

FESTIVAL STORIES Each: 24 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Nonfiction/Religious • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

The Easter Story

Hajj Story

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GRAMMAR RAY Each: 24 pp • 6.5 x 9.25 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

Adjectives

Adverbs

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Nouns & Pronouns 9780237537685

Prepositions 9780237538514

Punctuation & Sentences

Verbs 9780237538484

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GRAPHIC NOVELS Each:72 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Classics/Graphic Novels • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

Great Expectations 9780237523152

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Wuthering Heights

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Henry V

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

72 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 9780237521592 $9.99 (Can $10.99)

Teacher’s Book 48 pp • 8.25 x 11 9780237519681 $29.99 (Can $32.99)

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Student’s Book

Teacher’s Book

72 pp • 6 x 8.5 9780237530433 $9.99 (Can $10.99)

48 pp • 8.25 x 11 9780237530457 $29.99 (Can $32.99)

Richard III Student’s Book 72 pp • 6 x 8.5 9780237532987 $9.99 (Can $10.99)

GRAPHIC SHAKESPEARE AUDIO Each: 6 x 8.25 • Classics • $15.99 (Can $17.99) CD

Henry V

Julius Caesar

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Macbeth 9780237535117

Romeo and Juliet

Twelfth Night

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IN THE WORKPLACE Each: 48 pp • 8.25 x 10.5 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $23.99 (Can $26.99) Cloth

Construction 9780237540159

Creative and Media

Health and Social Care

Hospitality and Catering

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IN THE WORKPLACE Each: 48 pp • 8.25 x 10.5 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $23.99 (Can $26.99) Cloth

ICT

Retail

Sport and Leisure

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Travel and Tourism 9780237540111

NEW TECHNOLOGY Each: 48 pp • 8.25 x 11 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $23.99 (Can $26.99) Cloth

Energy Technology 9780237534301

Gaming Technology 9780237540760

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Food Technology

Forensic Technology

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Medical Technology

Military Technology

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NEW TECHNOLOGY Each: 48 pp • 8.25 x 11 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $23.99 (Can $26.99) Cloth

Robot Technology

Sports Technology

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Transport Technology 9780237534295

SCIENCE ESSENTIALS BIOLOGY Each: 48 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 Nonfiction/Education Resource • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper

Adaptation and Survival

Cells and Life Processes

Food, Blood and Bones

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Green Plants

Inheritance and Evolution

Reproduction, Breathing & Health

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SCIENCE ESSENTIALS PHYSICS Each: 48 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper

Electricity and Magnetism

Energy and Matter

Forces and Motion

9780237541804

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The Solar System and Beyond

Sound and Vibrations

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Light and Colours 9780237541828

START UP RELIGION

START-UP CONNECTIONS Each: 32 pp • 10 x 10 • Nonfiction $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper

The Jewish Faith 32 pp • 10 x 10 Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Nonfiction/Religious 9780237543747 $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

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Houses and Homes

Light and Dark

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START-UP CONNECTIONS Each: 32 pp • 10 x 10 • Nonfiction • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper

Seaside Holidays 9780237544218

Sound and Hearing

Toys

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STEP UP GEOGRAPHY

Scotland 32 pp • 10 x 10 • Nonfiction 9780237543778 $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper

STEP UP SCIENCE

Solids and Liquids 32 pp • 10 x 10 Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 Nonfiction • 9780237543808 $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper

STEP UP HISTORY

Children in Victorian Times 32 pp • 10 x 10 Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 Nonfiction • 9780237543815 $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper

STORIES FROM ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS

Indian Myths 32 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Folklore 9780237533762 $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

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SUSTAINABLE FUTURES Each: 48 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Nonfiction/Education Resource • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper

Energy

Healthy Seas

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Sustainable Homes

Waste, Recycling and Reuse

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WHEN I WAS YOUNG Each: 32 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Nonfiction • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

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Home Life in the 1930s and 40s

School Life in the 1940s and 50s

Shopping in the 1940s

A Wartime Childhood

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LOST “The pictures alone are worth the price of admission.” —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York “Beautifully illustrated in aged, black-and-white photos and burnished with charming prose based on many years of research.” —Library Journal on Lost New York “Meticulously researched. . . . Images of buildings that no longer exist illuminate a side of Baltimore no contemporary visitor to the city could see, as does the lore recounted by the authors.” —Publishers Weekly on Lost Baltimore This historical series celebrates the cherished places in a city that time, progress, and fashion have swept aside. In loving detail, it looks back at many of the things that have helped create a city’s unique identity and have since disappeared—the streetcars, the shops, the parks, the churches, the amusement parks, even the annual parades. In one city-centric collection, it brings together the architectural gems that failed to be preserved, the hotels that could not be adapted and fell to the wrecking ball, and the novelty buildings.

Lost Boston Anthony M. Sammarco A nostalgic journey back in time to visit the disappeared buildings and places in all their grandeur, before the wrecking ball and decline set in From the 1870s up to the present day, 68 different losses are represented here, including schools, churches, theaters, grand mansions, dockyards, racetracks, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features muchloved institutions that failed to stand the test of time, along with old-fashioned hotels and sports facilities that were beyond updating or refurbishment. Losses include Franklin Place, Boston City Hall, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Hancock House, Gleason’s Publishing Hall, Fort Hill, Franklin Street, Boston Coliseum, Boylston Market, Merchants Exchange, Haymarket Square, Boston Public Library, Horticultural Hall, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Revere House (Hotel), Huntington Avenue Grounds, Charlestown City Hall, Molasses Tank, Cyclorama, Readville Trotting Park and Race Track, East Boston Airport, Boston Latin School, East Boston Ferries, Braves Field, Massachusetts State Prison, Boston Opera House, Boston Aquarium, the Howard Athenaeum, and Dudley Street Station. Anthony M. Sammarco is a historian who lectures widely on the history and development of Boston. He is the author of 60 books on his native city, including Boston: A Century of Progress and Downtown Boston. He lives in Boston. Photography/Architecture • 144 pp • 11 x 9.5 • 150 B/W Photos 9781909815049 • May • $18.95 (Can $22.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Lost Las Vegas Jeff Burbank A nostalgic journey back in time to visit a city that changes at a dizzying pace and is unrecognizable from a generation ago—includes photos of some of the original casinos when they were surrounded by acres of barren desert Lost Las Vegas traces the cherished places in the city that time and economics have swept aside before the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker’s ball or, in the case of Las Vegas, before the Neon Boneyard could claim them. Organized chronologically, the book details the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter. Legendary names in the field of entertainment have come and gone—for example, the Sands hotel featured many of the Rat Pack in residence, but the casino is long gone. Losses include the Arizona Club, El Portal Theater, Clark County Courthouse, Hotel Nevada, First State Bank, Las Vegas Rail Depot, El Dorado Club, Old Ice House, Atomic Tourism, Helldorado on Fremont Street, the Green Shack, El Rancho Vegas, Hotel Last Frontier, Desert Inn, Sands, Sahara, the Thunderbird, the Mint, Royal Nevada, Stardust, Showboat, Hotel Biltmore, Dunes, Hacienda, Moulin Rouge, Tally Ho, Paddlewheel/Debby Reynold’s, Silver Slipper, Tam O’Shanter, Bonanza, Boardwalk Casino, Old Las Vegas Convention Center, Landmark Hotel, Aladdin, La Concha, Westward Ho!, and Castaways. Jeff Burbank is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, theSan Francisco Chronicle, and the Washington Post. He is the author of Historic Photos of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Babylon. He lives in Las Vegas. Photography/Architecture • 144 pp • 11 x 9.5 • 150 B/W Photos 9781909815032 • May • $18.95 (Can $22.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Lost Chicago

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Lost New York

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THEN AND NOW A host of local landmarks as they once looked alongside the same viewpoint photographed today Each: Photography/Architecture • 144 pp • 11 x 9.5 • 175 Color Photos • 175 B/W Photos June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Birmingham: Then and Now® Todd Keith A late arrival on the Southern landscape, the city of Birmingham was not incorporated until after the Civil War. In fact, from 1820 to 1871, what is now Birmingham was known as the hamlet of Elyton, a small crossroads set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where several Pony Express and stage routes crossed paths. When two railroads eventually intersected at this point—where, significantly, all the ingredients necessary to make iron existed in close proximity— the region’s growth exploded. Birmingham’s history is not a story of the grace and vanished grandeur of an antebellum past, but rather, a dynamic story of modern American industrialization. Sites covered include Hollywood, Alabama State Fairgrounds, Vulcan Park, Mountain Brook Village, the Old Mill, Avondale Park, Highland Park, Woodlawn High, Quinlan Castle, Five Points South, Bottega Favorita, Old Jefferson County Courthouse, Capitol Park, Tutwiler Hotel, Twentieth Street, Louise Wooster Brothel, Alabama Theatre, Kress Department Store, Joy Young Restaurant, Terminal Station, Molton Hotel, Lovemans, Massey Building, Bright Star, Temple of Sibyl, Sloss Furnaces, Red Mountain, and Legion Field. Todd Keith is the author of Insiders’ Guide to Birmingham. He has written for magazines such as Coastal Living, National Geographic Traveler, and Robb Report, and is a senior contributor for Executive Traveler magazine. He lives in Birmingham. 9781909815056

Houston: Then and Now® William Dylan Powell In 1836, revolutionaries routed the Mexican army at the Battle of San Jacinto and the nearby town took the name of the battle’s victor, General Sam Houston. Since then Houston has become America’s fourth largest city, and its magnificent cityscape of concrete, glass, and steel bears little resemblance to traditional Texas imagery. It was an entrepreneurial New York family who first promoted Houston’s lush landscape and vast potential in the Northeast and Europe, and the town expanded from a handful of tents into a place of more than 10,000 residents by 1900. Oil was discovered nearby in 1901 and from then on Houston never looked back. Sites include City Hall, Carnegie Library, Houston Courthouse, Merchants and Manufacturers Building, Allen’s Landing, Houston Chronicle, Main and Preston, Sam Houston Hotel, USS Texas, San Jacinto Monument, Congress Avenue, Houston Water Works, Hermann Building, Texas Capitol Building, Majestic Metro, Old Cotton Exchange, Gulf Building, Moorish Federal Building, Carter’s Folly, Kress Building, Union Station, Esperson Building, Antioch Church, Houston Light Guard Armory, Magnolia Brewery, Grand Central Station, Rice University, Museum of Fine Arts, Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Warwick Hotel. William Dylan Powell is a regular contributor to the Houston Chronicle and the author of Austin Then and Now. He lives in Houston. 9781909815063

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THEN AND NOW Each: Photography/Architecture • 144 pp • 11 x 9.5 • 175 Color Photos • 175 B/W Photos June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Miami: Then and Now® Arva Moore Parks and Carolyn Klepser Miami, “the Magic City,” really began in 1891 when a widow from Cleveland, Julia Tuttle, moved to South Florida and convinced Standard Oil cofounder Henry Flagler to help her develop the area. Flagler built a railroad to Miami and the tourists began to arrive, entranced by the orange blossoms and fine weather. During World War II, the city grew as the military moved in to build major training centers that brought thousands of new people into the region. Sites include Cape Florida, Royal Palm Hotel, Halcyon Hotel, Point View, Burlingame Island, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Flagler Street, Scottish Rite Temple, Freedom Tower, Biscayne Boulevard, Riverside, Tamiami Trail, Miami River, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, El Jardin, Pan Am terminal, Coral Gables, Biltmore Hotel, Douglas Entrance, Miracle Mile, Hialeah Race Course, Opa-Locka, Miami Beach, Collins Canal, Fisher Island, Espanola Way, Deauville Hotel, Normandy Isle, and Old City Hall. Arva Moore Parks is a historic preservationist and the author of Coconut Grove. Carolyn Klepser is a tour guide for the Miami Design Preservation League and a historic researcher for the City of Miami Beach. They both live in Miami. 9781909815070

Milwaukee: Then and Now® Sandra Ackerman Milwaukee’s name, meaning “gathering place by the water,” comes from the Native Americans who first populated this attractive area located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The town was founded in the 1840s by the merchants Juneau, Kilbourn, and Walker, and it soon became a thriving center for trade. Many of its early settlers were prosperous New England businessmen seeking new opportunities. These entrepreneurs built churches, schools, and parks that really started to put Milwaukee on the map. German immigrants began to arrive in the late 19th century and the city developed a strong Germanic influence, from its architecture to the frankfurter sausages that are still sold today. Sites include City Hall, Nunnemacher Grand Opera House, Cawker Building, Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Iron Block Building, Chapman’s Department Store, Pfister Hotel, Hull House, Layton Art Gallery, Keenan House, Courthouse Square, Blatz Brewery, Milwaukee River, Usinger’s Famous Sausage, Republican Hotel, Espenhain Department Store, Milwaukee Railroad Depot, Mitchell Building, Midwest Grain Exchange, Chicago Northwestern Depot, Maitland Field, Milwaukee Art Museum, Pulaski Street, Schlitz Brewery, Pabst Brewery, Pfister and Vogel Leather, Tivoli Palm Garden, Plankinton, and Pabst Mansions. Sandra Ackerman has served as the executive director of Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI), since 1995. HMI is devoted to preserving the architectural and historic heritage of Milwaukee. She also serves on the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and Milwaukee County Landmarks Commission. She lives in Milwaukee. 9781909815087

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The Secret History of the Handbag Meredith Etherington-Smith From the earliest times to the star handbags of today, a sumptuous, highly visual celebration of the history of handbags in all their diversity and luxury From the reticules of the 18th century through the mesh bags and chatelaines of the l9th century to Japanese inro in the 20th century, the history of the handbag is also the social history of the times in which these exquisite models were created. Every major couturier from the 1920s, from Paul Poiret to Chanel to Vionnet and Schiaparelli, has created handbags to go with their outfits, and this book showcases these creations with the fashion illustrations and fashion photographs of the time. Handbags have been inspired by real women—notably Grace Kelly and the Kelly bag, and by events in the world such as Schiaparelli’s gas mask bag, and in more recent times tie-ins with stars and celebrities have grown ever more important. Nowadays a handbag is the foundation of fashion fortunes, and certain models, such as the Hermes Birkin, are as famous in China as they are in the rue de la Paix. This lively and informative book features beautiful and rare illustrations spanning the centuries. Meredith Etherington-Smith is the author of may books on art and taste, including Axel Vervoordt: The Story of a Style and The Most Fabulous Jewels in the World, and editor in chief of Christie’s Magazine. Fashion & Appearance/History • 206 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 110 Color Photos • 40 B/W Photos 40 Color Illustrations • 10 B/W Illustrations 10 Line Drawings 9780957150065 • June • $44.95 (Can $53.95) Cloth Double-Barrelled Books

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Ultra Vanities Minaudieres, Necessaires and Compacts Meredith Etherington-Smith A lush book of photos shines a light on the luxurious bejeweled make-up boxes that quickly became covetable accessories with the advent of beauty products Exquisite jeweled minaudieres, necessaires, and compacts from the l8th to the 21st centuries are photographed and displayed here in great detail and set within the social and fashion contexts of their creation. Original archive photographs showcase the social leaders, stage and cinema stars, and fashion trendsetters who carried these exquisite little accessories as indispensable adjuncts to their glamorous lives. These triumphs of the jewelers art were designed to rest glittering on cocktail bars and grand dining tables. They were tiny but also extremely useful as is revealed in detailed photos of their highly engineered interiors. These little boxes were capable of carrying everything a woman might need during the course of an evening which might start at the Ritz and end at Bricktops Jazz Club—everything from a lipstick, to a powder compact, to a comb, even a cigarette and lighter, hence their generic name of necessaire. Meredith Etherington-Smith is the author of many books on art and taste, including Axel Vervoordt: The Story of a Style and The Most Fabulous Jewels in the World, and editor in chief of Christie’s Magazine. Antiques & Collectibles • 180 pp 10 x 12 • 150 Color Photos 9780957150027 • June • $64.95 (Can $77.95) Cloth Double-Barrelled Books

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Great War Fashion Tales from the History Wardrobe Lucy Adlington The story of World War I women as told through their changing wardrobes, from silk stockings to factory wear We often talk of “stepping into someone else’s shoes.” Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris, or heavy wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Would your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards between the tents of a frontline hospital, or stuck with tufts of turf from a soccer pitch? This history follows the revolution in women’s lives and aspirations during the second decade of the 20th century, as reflected in costume and appearance. The book opens the wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the contrast between the stiff, mono-bosomed ideal of Edwardian womanhood and the gossamer gowns draped round her. It also examines such contradictions as suffragettes battling social and legal restrictions while fashion literally hobbles women with narrow skirts and thigh-length corsets. Lucy Adlington is the founder of History Wardrobe, which gives costume-in-context presentations to more than 15,000 people across the UK every year. She works closely with English Heritage and National Trust and has a large collection of original outfits spanning 200 years of fashion history. She is also a children’s author and has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Fashion & Appearance/History • 256 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 150 Color Photos • 140 B/W Illustrations 9780752493480 • April • $39.95 (Can $47.95) Cloth • The History Press

Keep Calm and Colour In A 1940s Colouring Book Michael O’Mara Books Explore your creativity by giving color to the elegant and timeless fashions of the 1940s Coloring has long been known to be a calming and relaxing hobby, and with this wonderfully nostalgic book that harks back to the glamorous 1940s you can release your inner creative spirit and unwind at the same time. With more than 100 beautiful illustrations to color and complete, this is a chance to recreate some of the glamour and class of the 1940s with your own hand. Revisit a golden age of art and design, and add your own style and look to these timeless illustrations. The ideal gift for the creative doodlers and vintage fashionistas. Michael O’Mara also created The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups. Art/Fashion & Appearance • 128 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 9781782431541 • June • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

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London Art Deco Arnold Schwartzman Now in an updated small-format gift edition, this book’s stunning photographs offer a visual journey through London’s Art Deco style—from factories and underground stations to theaters and private residences This richly illustrated book offers a fascinating and detailed look at the Art Deco style, from building design to decorative detail. The Art Deco style gained prominence at the 1925 Paris Exposition, after which each nation seemed to adapt its own distinct architectural style. Less florid than the French or that of the United States, Great Britain’s buildings reflected the country’s imperial status. From the imposing style of the Savoy Hotel, through the ornate detail of the West End theaters, to Art Deco factories like the Hoover Building, they also demonstrated Britain’s love of detail. Remarkably, many of London’s Art Deco buildings still survive—their once grime-covered indigenous Portland stone now mostly scrubbed clean, beautifully displaying their many sculptural details. Arnold Schwartzman is an Academy Award–winning filmmaker, a noted graphic designer, and the author of Deco Landmarks, Designage, and Graven Images. Since 1996 he has designed many of the key elements for the annual Academy Awards, including posters and programs. He lives in Los Angeles. Architecture • 160 pp • 7.5 x 6.5 • 200 Color Photos 9780957148321 (Replaces 9780956444875) • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Palazzo Editions

Look Up Glasgow Adrian Searle Photographs by David Barbour A stunning coffee table book of Glasgow’s world-class architectural detail, hidden in plain sight at the tops of the city’s iconic buildings Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, its streets a constant frenetic bustle of activity, but rarely do its residents take the time to stop and look up at the extraordinary architectural heritage all around. Glasgow’s image belies its world-class architectural detail, comprised of stunning sculpture, ornament, friezes, gables, and decoration, the vast majority of which are hidden in plain sight above eye level. Writer Adrian Searle and architectural photographer David Barbour have scoured the city, bringing together in one volume a fabulous record of the hidden jewels of “the second city of the Empire,” created in a time of great wealth and virtuoso craftsmanship now long gone. The book also includes poetry from six of Scotland’s leading poets, responding in very individual ways to Glasgow’s extraordinary urban environment. This collection will be a beautiful surprise to residents, visitors, and nonresidents alike, demonstrating that it is much more than just another postindustrial British city. It will be a book that those passionate about the city and architecture will treasure. Adrian Searle works in design and publishing, edits the literary magazine Gutter, and has edited a number of award-winning anthologies. He commissioned and cowrote 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle and Dougie’s War. David Barbour is a freelance photographer. For 15 years he was the in-house photographer at international architectural practice BDP. Architecture/Photography • 224 pp • 7 x 9.5 140 Color Photos • 10 B/W Photos 9781908754219 • June $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Freight Books

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Clan Bangarra Dance Theatre Stephen Page Photographs by Greg Barrett A creative collaboration between photographer Greg Barrett and the creative head of Australia’s premier Indigenous performing arts company, capturing magical, ephemeral moments of dancers mid-flight Bangarra Dance Theatre marks its 25th year in 2014, and Clan honors this milestone and those people who have inspired Bangarra over the years. By having its feet in both worlds of old and modern, Bangarra creates contemporary theatrical experiences that are influenced by timeless stories and customs. The land shapes the people, the people shape the language, the language shapes the songs, and the songs then determine the dance— and the spirit flows through it all. Dancers communicate so profoundly with the mere flex of a foot or hand, a shift of focus, a roll of a head, the transfer of weight within their body. As the dancers move in and out of the space and light there is a momentum and energy, even with the smallest of steps. Greg Barrett and Stephen Page’s unique collaboration has beautifully and skillfully given shape to, and recorded, these magical, ephemeral moments. This intimate and dramatic collection of photographs captures the personal, the professional, and the sacred moments of artistic expression. Stephen Page is the legendary artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre (BDT), Australia’s premier Indigenous performing arts company. Established in 1989, BDT produces distinctive dance theater productions that tour each year throughout the world. Greg Barrett is one of Australia’s foremost photographers with a special interest in dance and the performing arts. His previous book is Tutu. Photography/Dance • 176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 137 Color Photos 9781743314135 • April • $44.95 (Can $53.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

Photographing Nature in Action Arnold Wilson Essential tips for taking stunning photos of animals and plants in action Filled with practical advice for the field and technical photograph instruction, this book is necessary reading for everyone who wants to capture exquisite shots of nature in action. It explains how to take great shots of animals moving in water, land, and air, as well as perhaps less obvious plant movement. It explains a camera’s functions, and the fundamentals of good photography, and also shares ideas on setting up and taking photos in the field, as well as using a flight tunnel, aquarium, and microscope. Each photograph in the book is discussed, with details of the setup, lighting, background, lens aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting. The book also details the natural history and biology of the organisms, to give a greater appreciation of the photographs. Arnold Wilson was a professional biologist, who now combines his in-depth knowledge of nature with his passion for photography. The author of Digital Compact Cameras, he regularly writes for the photography press and has won several leading competitions, including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the BBC Countryfile Photographer of the Year. Photography/Nature • 160 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 186 Color Photos 9781847975539 • June • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Paper • Crowood Press

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Holy Fool Artworks Michael Leunig Filled with his trademark lunacy, poignancy, and arrow-to-the-heart wisdom, the collected artworks of Australia’s most admired cartoonist Here, more than 240 of Michael Leunig’s artworks are collected together for the first time in a book, ranging from paintings to sculpture, and from prints to drawings. At the heart of Michael Leunig’s work lies the idea of the holy fool—a character who does not conform to social norms of behavior because of mental disability or as a deliberate choice, but is regarded as having a compensating divine blessing or inspiration. The holy fool is the protagonist in most of Michael’s paintings and cartoons. He is, in short, that strange person with the big nose, Mr. Curly, and Vasco Pyjama. As wonderful as his cartoons are, this collection offers much more of the artistic expression of Michael Leunig—described by the artist himself as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal, and vaudevillian—producing work that is open to many interpretations. Michael Leunig is a cartoonist whose previous books include Strange Creatures and When I Talk to You: A Cartoonist Talks to God. Art • 256 pp • 11 x 11.5 • 240 Color Illustrations 9781743318218 • June $39.95 (Can $47.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Close-Up and Macro Photography Art and Techniques John Humphrey Discover a new world of texture, pattern, and color High-magnification photography is immensely exciting and rewarding. Through the close-up lens, everyday objects produce striking images, and small creatures show amazing detail that usually goes unnoticed. This book is both a practical guide to each step of the close-up process and a source of inspirational ideas and subjects for producing high-impact images. Topics covered include cameras, lenses, and equipment; techniques for high-quality results; ideas for subjects, including flowers, insects, and still life; composition for maximum impact; using software for creative effect; and suggestions for presenting macro photographs. This guide will be a source of inspiration for botanists, still life photographers, insect and garden photographers, and advertising photographers. John Humphrey is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He runs workshops on macro photography and creative art photography, as well as leading photography field trips. Photography • 160 pp • 7.5 x 10 229 Color Photos 9781847975973 • May $29.95 (Can $35.95) Paper • Crowood Press

The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook Jackie Garner The principles of drawing and painting wildlife, from how to draw a subject in motion to practical advice on selling wildlife art Artists have always been inspired by the wildlife around us, and the challenge of representing it. This book sets the scene of how wildlife has been portrayed in art and guides the reader through the principles of drawing and painting wildlife. It covers recommended equipment, techniques, field craft, composition, and anatomy, and offers guidance for those wishing to exhibit their work. It explains how to begin drawing wildlife and then add color, how to paint outdoors, and how to use photography and museum collections. It also covers printmaking and sculpture, and showcases inspiring images from more than 20 leading artists. Jackie Garner is a wildlife artist and teacher. Art/Nature • 160 pp • 8.5 x 11 260 Color Illustrations 9781847976079 • May $29.95 (Can $35.95) Paper • Crowood Press

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Painting Skies and Seascapes Peter Rush A practical and inspirational guide of great interest to marine, landscape, coastal, and naval artists The sea and sky have captured the attention of artists for centuries. Their energy and drama, or their tranquility and beauty, can be portrayed powerfully and magnificently in a painting. This encouraging and user-friendly book gives practical advice on how to set about sea and sky painting, and explains what to look for in capturing space, movement, color, and light. It details the tools, materials, and techniques; offers practical instruction on colored inks, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, and oils; and showcases inspiration and ideas from leading artists. Peter Rush is an artist who specializes in painting skies and seas. Art • 112 pp • 9 x 11 • 185 Color Illustrations 9781847976215 • June • $27.95 (Can $33.95) Paper • Crowood Press

Drawing and Painting Horses Alison Wilson From fundamental principles to advanced methods Horses may seem to be a challenging subject for an artist, but this book makes equestrian drawing and painting accessible. It explains the fundamental principles of drawing before guiding the reader through the advanced methods of painting a horse. With beautiful illustrations throughout in graphite pencil and oils, this book informs and helps every artist who wants to improve or develop their equestrian work. It offers an introduction to traditional subjects; information on drawing materials and methods; advice on working from life; and details of horse anatomy, structure, and gaits. Drawing and painting exercises are included. Alison Wilson is an artist and illustrator. Art/Horses • 192 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 224 Color Illustrations 9781847975997 • April • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Paper • Crowood Press

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques Patrick J. Jones Foreword by Boris Vallejo The secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and otherworldly creatures, from pencil sketches to finished art An award-winning sci-fi and fantasy illustrator offers a masterclass in creating fantastic art in the spirit of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. No serious student of sci-fi and fantasy art or oil painting techniques can afford to miss this book with its sharp, unique insights from a true master of the genre. It includes step-by-step stages, plus advice along the way for every aspiring oil painter, illustrator, and gallery artist following their dreams. Patrick J. Jones is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy artist and teacher. His work is collected and published worldwide and his client list includes companies such as Disney, Lucasfilm, and Roc books. Boris Vallejo is an iconic science fiction and fantasy artist whose incredible oil paintings have appeared on the covers of magazines such as Eerie, Creepy, and The Savage Sword of Conan, inspiring a whole generation of young artists. He has produced decades worth of fantasy art and is admired the world over as one of the all-time greats of the genre. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Art/Fantasy • 224 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 230 Color Photos 9780957664937 • August • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper Korero Press

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Lowbrow Cats An Artistic, Feline, Dream Like Experience Rakel Velasco Pop surrealism, dreams, and always arresting felines come together in a hypnotic collection featuring 70 lowbrow artists The cat is a constantly recurring motif in pop-surrealism, kustom art, and other forms of lowbrow—probably unsurprisingly so, as many artists and graphic designers are used to the creatures wandering over their keyboards as they work. An amazing number of the most recognized artists in the genre have produced some eye-popping work featuring cats, including Marion Peck, Nicoletta Ceccolli, and Mark Ryden. All three are featured here in a collection of more than 150 iconic, stunningly original images, each showing a different treatment and aspect of feline personalities. Of appeal to anyone into lowbrow and immensely useful to graphic designers and artists working in that world, this is also an astoundingly original take on the cat art genre, which will draw in a more general cat-loving audience. Rakel Velasco is an artist based in Spain. Part of a network of surreal artists, she is also closely connected with the Sugarflesh biomech artist project. Art • 176 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 150 Color Illustrations 9781909051102 • July • $39.95 (Can $47.95) Cloth Graffito Books

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Dieselpunk Retro Futures of the All-American Art-Deco Years Stefan Paris Showcasing 30 of the very best artists working in the dieselpunk genre, marrying current design techniques to the fabulous deco aesthetics of the 1920s–1950s Dieselpunk, a successor subculture to the steampunk movement, is growing in popularity. As with steampunk, the “punk” element refers to the reinvention of the future, in this case with the aesthetics of the interwar years in the U.S. This was the period of the Chrysler building, of thrilling new technologies in the air, of the explosion in production of the internal combustion engine, and of sinister but exciting new arms. This was the era of Detroit; jazz, big band, and swing; and glamorous transatlantic travel; as well as true movie stars, Prohibition, radio, skyscrapers, outrageously impressive cars, and serious talk of going to the moon. More than anything this was the era when U.S. power was unchallenged industrially, militarily, and culturally, and when the future too was all-American. The time-warming dieselpunk artists featured here have created some astoundingly memorable images. For sci-fi enthusiasts and anyone into the classic American style (including successor Steampunkers) it is almost irresistable. Stefan Paris is one of the foremost dieselpunk artists in the world. Art • 176 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 20 Color Photos 30 B/W Photos • 150 Color Illustrations 9781909051096 • August • $35.00 (Can $38.95) Cloth Graffito Books

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Steampunk Graphics Visions of the Victorian Future Martin de Diego Sádaba Following on Steampunk Fashion and Steampunk Jewelry comes the serious survey that steampunk art merits Paradoxically, the astonishing flights of imagination resulting in the most memorable images of the steampunk movement have only been possible due to the advances in digital design packages of the last few years. The astonishing, mindwarping work of 30 of the best of these steampunk artists is featured, including Kevin Mowrer, Guillaume Dubois, Kazuhiko Nakamura, and Collette Ellis. Each has created a distinct series of worlds and aesthetics inspired by different aspects of the genre. An extended essay traces the source and development of steampunk imagery, while detailed biographies of each artist reveals their history and inspirations. For anyone into steampunk, professional or aficionado, this is a must-have volume, while the stunning quality of the images will also bring a new crowd of adherents to the genre. Martin de Diego Sádaba is the editor of Biomech Art. A Spanish painter, illustrator, and graphic designer, he is cofounder of the Hysterical Minds art collective, cofounder of the Sugarflesh project, and a member of art collective Slashthree. Art • 256 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 30 Color Photos • 200 Color Illustrations 9781909051089 • June • $39.95 (Can $47.95) Cloth Graffito Books

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Dubstep Graphics Xavier A. Tàpies An international survey of the very best artists working today in dubstep graphics, the vanguard visual component to the international electronic music phenomenon Originally an electronic dance music form from the garage, drum and bass, and dub reggae clubs of South London, dubstep has merged with street art, pop art, and design to become a global design and music phenomenon, now entering the mainstream and influencing the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rihanna. The artists that supplied the scene with its imagery for T-shirts, posters, logos, and merchandising have grown a fantastic and distinct brand of provocative graphic design, pop artworks, and street art. Their subversion of regular corporate brands and language have also become a witty trope in recent advertising campaigns. The best of these artists worldwide are featured here, with amazing imagery and detailed analysis showing their influences and connections. This volume is essential for all graphic designers, fascinating for anyone into the club scene, and of interest for those wanting to keep abreast of street art and contemporary visual culture. Xavier A.Tàpies is the author of Street Art and the War on Terror and Street Artists The Compete Guide. Art/Music • 160 pp • 7.5 x 10 20 Color Photos • 100 Color Illustrations 9781909051119 • August • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper Graffito Books

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The Pinup Project Allan Graves The first curated reference survey of the state of pinup art among contemporary graphic artists, tattooists, and cartoonists With more than 100 artists taking part from the U.S., Europe, Australia, Japan, and China, this collection offers an unrivaled look at every different design direction pinup art has taken since the heady days of Bettie Page. More than 200 images from the best practitioners betray the influences of the greats such as Gil Elvgren and Olivia De Berardinis, but also show new trends, including a revival in 1980s-influenced line work in the vein of Patrick Nagel, and of biomech-influenced approaches. Every image is accompanied by a caption detailing the artist, the name of work, and the major influences, making this an invaluable source of information and inspiration for all graphic artists and cartoonists in the genre. Allan Graves is a London-based tattooist whose skin art career has seen him embellish bodies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Berlin, Barcelona, and London. He is the owner of and leading artist at London’s famous Haunted Tattoos. His other books include Beyond Tattoo, New Blood Tattoo, and The Zombook. Art • 176 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 150 Color Illustrations 9781909051072 • August • $37.95 (Can $41.95) Cloth • Graffito Books

Penthouse The Hottest Girls Since 1969: 45th Anniversary Special Edition Collector’s Book Edition Skylight Celebrating 45 years of publication, a compilation of some of the most beautiful women ever to grace the pages of this iconic magazine Visually stunning and full of the erotic images one would expect only from Penthouse, this book will excite and tantalize millions of fans around the world. In 2004 Rolling Stone declared Penthouse “the greatest adult magazine in history.” From humble beginnings as a project started to fund an art collection, Penthouse eventually became one of the world’s most notorious publications, creating a new style of men’s magazine. Originally published in the U.S. in 1969 by Bob Guccione, the magazine helped lead the shift in sexual perception during the 1970s. By giving readers the type of erotic content they craved, Guccione and his brazen approach helped it reach a monthly circulation of four million. Today, Penthouse is a leading lifestyle brand, symbolizing the aspirations and desires of the new generation. Edition Skylight is a fine art publisher of outstanding photography books. Photography/Erotica • 320 pp • 8 x 10 • 400 Color Photos 9783037666456 • April • $50.00 (Can $60.00) Cloth • Edition Skylight

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Death and the Eternal Forever Ron English The latest work from one of America’s most prolific and recognizable artists “The brilliant guerilla artist notorious for replacing corporate billboards and advertisements with satirical and pointed attacks on consumer culture.” —New York Magazine “One of the art world’s most effective and visually candid critics of this or any troubled time.” —Juxtapoz “A latter-day American hero, a Robin Hood who does not so much steal from the rich as steal the rich’s thunder by making their products seem wicked or idiotic.” —Guardian A highly anticipated new collection of paintings by one of the most influential, prolific, and recognizable artists today, Death and the Eternal Forever explores the belief that all art is the futile attempt to cheat death, and death is the thing that gives all art meaning. This important look at the work of an artist who has been a seminal figure in the culture jamming and street art movements of the last 25 years will be of interest to all designers, painters, illustrators, graffiti and street artists, and art collectors. It includes several reworkings of Pablo Picasso’s iconic Guernica. Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books, and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones. From superhero mythology to totems of art history, his work is populated with a vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, such as MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie Supersize Me, and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election. As America’s premier pop iconoclast he’s played himself on The Simpsons. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Art • 176 pp • 9 x 11 • 200 Color Photos 9780957664920 • August • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Cloth • Korero Press

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Planet Banksy The Man, His Work and the Movement He Has Inspired Compiled and introduced by KET A full-color showcase of some of Banksy’s most innovative pieces, offering thought-provoking comparison with the works of his students Banksy is the world’s foremost graffiti artist, his work adorning streets, walls, and bridges across nations and continents. His stencil designs are instantly recognizable and disturbingly precise in their social and political commentary, flavored with subtle humor and self-awareness. More popular than ever, Banksy has spawned countless imitators, students, and fans alike, his fame—although unlooked-for—inevitably transmitting his ideas and work to the international arena. Highlighting both the relevance of Banksy’s work and how his impact has continued to spread, this book brings together some of the very best pieces of art from all corners of the world that have been inspired by Banksy, as well as some of Banksy’s own innovative, profound, and controversial work. Showcasing graffiti with a range of topics and coming from a variety of inspirational sources, this book provides an overview of how the man’s work is changing the face of modern art, as well as that of urban landscape. KET is a world-renowned graffiti artist, the founder and publisher of Stress magazine, and he launched the world’s first Hip Hop journal, Elementary. His previous titles include Graffiti Planet, Graffiti Planet 2, and Street Art. He lives in New York City. Art • 128 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 188 Color Photos 9781782431589 • July • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth Michael O’Mara

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IMAGES OF NATURE

Women Artists Images of Nature Andrea Hart Remarkable natural history artworks by women artists from the last three centuries Celebrating the work and lives of women artists spanning the last three centuries, this stunning collection showcases a selection of exquisite artworks from the unrivaled collections held in the library of the Natural History Museum. It features specially selected artworks by women from the late 19th century onwards. Some were scientists, naturalists, and collectors, while others were the wives or daughters of scientists or were simply fascinated and enthused by the natural world. There are fine butterfly drawings by accomplished natural history illustrator Margaret Fountaine; vivid illustrations of Indian natural, cultural, and social history by Olivia Tonge; and detailed bird images by Elizabeth Gould, who married highly regarded ornithologist John Gould and produced more than 600 illustrations for her husband’s publications. Featuring celebrated artworks and rarely seen gems, this book serves up a visual feast of the never-ending wonders of the natural world and the significant role that women have played in observing and documenting it. Andrea Hart is a natural history art historian and a special collections librarian at the Natural History Museum where she has worked for more than 15 years. Art/Nature • 112 pp • 8.5 x 10 110 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior 9780565093440 • May • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper Natural History Museum, London

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Harry Clarke The Life & Work Nicola Gordon Bowe The definitive biography of Clarke and critical survey of his oeuvre—out of print for more than 15 years, now with new images and additional material Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, National Romanticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes—all these elements claim a place in the definition of the art of Harry Clarke (1887–1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age. As an Irish Symbolist, his work is analogous with that of his friends W. B. Yeats and George Russell (AE), as well as the early James Joyce. AE rightly prophesized the fascination his work would hold for future generations of collectors. Whether in stained glass or in book illustration, his all-too-rare work has, over the past two decades, become increasingly sought after. This book provides a chronological and contextual framework of study for his ceaseless and varied output—in Dublin, London, the Aran Islands, Glasgow, Paris, and finally America. In Clarke, a fundamentally Arts and Crafts ideology is fused with a Celtic Revivalist spirit seeking expression in a modern idiom during a key period in Ireland’s history. Nicola Gordon Bowe is an associate research fellow at a college of art and design. She has held research fellowships at CASVA in Washington, DC, and at the Huntington Library in California, and represented Ireland on an international UNESCO study group for Art Nouveau architecture. Art/Design • 384 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 20 Color Photos • 70 B/W Photos 9781845887421 • April $44.95 (Can $53.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

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Stained Glass Art, Craft and Conservation Steve Clare The author describes the complex considerations involved in carrying out the design and conservation of stained glass—primarily aimed at less-experienced students wishing to expand their knowledge The constantly evolving medium of stained glass, which combines form and function in a unique and beautiful way, has produced breathtaking works across the centuries. This book gives a personal viewpoint on the historical development of the art form, and is also a technical manual, describing the tools and techniques involved in the craft of stained glass. The author particularly considers the creative process of the production of stained glass and the sometimes uneasy relationship between art and craft. This volume is accessible to those simply wishing to know more about this ancient art form, including custodians of stained glass and amateurs, but it is primarily aimed at less experienced students of stained glass who wish to expand their knowledge; those commonly known in the trade as “improvers.” The book is richly illustrated with both practical work-in-progress images and examples of the splendor of stained glass in both its historic and contemporary forms. Aspiring to support and encourage as well as educate, this guide is written in a friendly and readable way and is ideal for all those wishing to know more about this complex and magnificent practice. Steve Clare has worked in stained glass for 31 years. An active liveryman and trustee of the Glaziers Trust, he is also a fully accredited conservator within Icon (the Institute for Conservation), a fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, and National Stained Glass Adviser to the National Trust. He has acted as a consultant to St. George’s Chapel; Windsor Castle; King’s College Chapel, Cambridge; and the cathedrals at Winchester and Gloucester. Art/Architecture • 224 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 155 Color Photos • 5 B/W Photos • 11 Diagrams 9780709088189 • May • $44.95 (Can $53.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

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CNC Milling in the Workshop Dr. Marcus Bowman A practical approach to using the CNC mill, aimed at everyone with a workshop, particularly modelmakers and horologists CNC (computer numerical control) milling machines are now available to even the smallest of workshops, allowing designers to be more ambitious and machinists to be more confident of the production of parts, greatly increasing the potential of milling at home. This accessible guide takes a practical approach to software and techniques, and explains how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious works of a high standard. It offers authoritative advice on programming and operating a CNC mill and a guide to the major CAD/CAM/CNC software such as Mach3, LuxCNC, and Vectric packages, without being restricted to any particular make of machine; as well as practical projects and examples of a wide range of finished work. Dr. Marcus Bowman has been machining metal for 40 years, and programming since 1970. A lifelong maker of models, clocks, and tools, he enjoys the synthesis of machining technique and programming involved in applying CNC in the workshop, and uses CAD, CAM, and CNC software to extend the boundaries of what can be achieved. 144 pp • 280 Color Photos • 9781847975126

CAD for the Workshop Neill Hughes A practical guide suitable for home metalworkers and model engineers Computer-aided design (CAD) technology is essential for modern design and manufacture in the workshop. With software more practical, affordable, and accessible than ever, there has never been a better time to learn how to get the most out of CAD. Whether a reader is new to CAD or ready to try more advanced software, this practical guide gives a thorough introduction to the technology and how to greatly enhance design and manufacture in the workshop. It covers design techniques— not restricted to any CAD software package, software selection, and the conventions of technical drawing. It offers case studies demonstrating the application of different CAD techniques for a range of projects. Neill Hughes is a professional mechanical engineer with many years of practical industrial experience. He has worked on projects ranging from the design and development of bespoke production-line machinery, to product design for manufacture and prototype development. He currently works both as a freelance designer and as a lecturer in engineering design and computer-aided design. 128 pp • 210 Color Photos • 9781847975669

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Metal Turning on the Lathe David A. Clark A practical guide to an essential tool, for aspiring and experienced engineers, modelmakers, and horologists The lathe is an essential tool for all but the most basic of workshops. It enables the engineer to produce turned components to a high degree of accuracy. Often called the “king of machine tools,” it is also very versatile and can be used to make a wide range of engineering components. This guide shows you how to make full use of your lathe safely and effectively in your workshop. It explains how to choose a lathe, looking at different sizes and features available, and offers advice on installing and maintaining a lathe, selecting and sharpening tools, and working with chucks. A range of techniques are discussed, from how to hold work in a collet to cutting a screw thread. David A. Clark is a freelance writer who has spent more than 30 years in the engineering industry on milling, turning, and grinding machines, both manual and CNC. He is the editor of Model Engineer and Model Engineers’ Workshop magazines. Crafts & Hobbies • 112 pp • 239 Color Photos 9781847975232 • May

Airbrushing The Essential Guide Fred Crellin Fine art, fabric printing, leatherwork, custom vehicles, and many more uses for airbrushing are detailed Airbrushing is a versatile and exciting art that has been used for more than 150 years, and is now finding ever more applications. This beautiful book on how to use an airbrush looks at the fundamentals of how to get started, advises on maintenance of the tool, and then gives step-by-step examples of a range of projects. With troubleshooting tips throughout, it enables you to get the most from your airbrush and create beautiful pieces with a professional finish. It covers technical illustration, watercolor landscapes, portraits, painting scale models, cake decorating, T-shirts and leather, and custom painting vehicles. Fred Crellin established his own company specializing in custom painting, portraits, and cartoons. He runs the Artimagination Airbrush School from his own classroom studio and regularly shows his work at local art galleries and exhibitions. Art/Crafts & Hobbies • 144 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 399 Color Photos 9781847975225 • April • $37.95 (Can $45.95) Cloth • Crowood Press

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Remarkable Rugs The Inspirational Art of Phoebe Hart Harriet Hart A sourcebook for the many thousands of needlework enthusiasts, chock-full of many beautiful designs all done in the easy-to-relate-to-andreproduce style of draughtsmanship A book for every tapestry and embroidery lover, this is a collection of the bright, colorful, original, and detailed designs that artist Phoebe Hart stitched on canvas using a mixture of wools to produce rugs and hangings that today are collectors’ items. The word “inspirational” is often too freely used, but Phoebe Hart’s canvas work is just that, each design a master class in composition and crammed full of intricate, detailed borders, lush flowers and fruit, and lighthearted, color-bright butterflies, birds, and fish—rich sources of inspiration for every needlecraft enthusiast. Phoebe Hart (1917–2010) was American by birth, but went to school in England, after which she studied stage design at the Slade under Vladimir Polunin, who had designed sets for Diaghilev, and for whom she painted backdrops for the Ballet Russe. Harriet Hart is Phoebe Hart’s daughter. Brought up surrounded by examples of her mother’s work, she is herself an accomplished needlewoman and has long made a study of the art of needlework. Crafts & Hobbies/Antiques & Collectibles 160 pp • 9 x 9 • 140 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9780957150041 • April $36.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth Double-Barrelled Books

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The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots Margaret Swain A significant work in the history of costume and textiles, shedding new light on little known aspects of Mary Queen of Scots’ life Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman, describing all the works associated with her. Every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. A biographical outline provides the framework for understanding her work by setting it in the context of her unsettled and stormy life. It recounts the influence of her formative years in France and her absorption in needlework during years of imprisonment. Margaret Swain was pursuing her strong interest in history when she recognized the high quality of Scottish historical needlework, then little known, so she researched it to bring it to a wider audience. She also researched into the history of textiles and worked with institutions from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1981 she received an honorary MA from Edinburgh University, and in 1989 an MBE for her work on embroidery and tapestries. Crafts & Hobbies/History • 128 pp • 8 x 11 12 Color Photos • 70 B/W Photos • 20 B/W Illustrations 9780903585224 (Replaces 9780896762480) • May • $27.95 (Can $33.95) Paper Crowood Press

Pattern Design A Period Design Sourcebook Mini edition Siân Evans More than 200 of the best period designs, from medieval to the 1950s, arranged by type of design for ease of reference One of the world’s best collections of period designs is brought together as an invaluable resource for designers of all kinds, from fabric, textile, wallpaper, and stained glass designers to graphic and fashion designers. This collection covers wallpaper, textiles, furnishings, costume, tiles, and ceramics. The designs range from medieval through renaissance and the 19th century right up to the 1950s. The book is arranged by type of design and motifs— geometric, floral, abstract, figurative—to make it as accessible to designers as possible. Siân Evans previously worked for the National Trust, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Design Museum, and is the author of Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust. Design • 192 pp • 6 x 6 • 180 Color Photos 9781907892769 • July • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • National Trust

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Arts & Crafts Postcard Book National Trust A book of postcards showcasing the very best of a truly outstanding arts and crafts collection The National Trust’s collection of arts and crafts design ephemera make up a hugely important period in design history. These 25 postcards bring together the very best of the arts and crafts movement, including works by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Philip Webb, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, among others. With paintings and patterns taken from the wallpaper, ceramics, textiles, tiles, and furniture found at National Trust properties, this is the perfect gift for any lover of arts and crafts. National Trust is a conversation organization in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Design • 25 pp • 6.5 x 4.5 • 25 Color Illustrations 9781907892752 • June $10.95 (Can $12.95) Postcard Book • National Trust

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The Queen’s Stamps The Authorised History of the Royal Philatelic Collection Nicholas Courtney Foreword by HRH The Duke of York The first and definitive history of the finest stamp collection in the world, now in paperback with a new index and epilogue “If you only buy one philatelic book this year, this is the one to go for.” —Stamp Magazine “Written in a lively and accessible style . . . it also provides much that is interesting about the evolving history of both stamp collecting and stamp production.” —Sunday Telegraph This elegant book is the definitive account of one of the world’s most important and extensive stamp collections, and the monarchs and keepers who have contributed to it. Inaugurated by Queen Victoria, and enlarged by five successive British monarchs, the main body of the collection came into being under George V, whose passionate and shrewd acquisition of many other private collections has ensured the unique and comprehensive character of his own. This is a story told through the stamps themselves, many of the most famous of which are produced here in full color, as well as through astonishing anecdotes featuring the kings, queens, and courtiers who brought them together. This informative, surprising, highly illustrated volume is written to appeal to the general reader with an interest in royal history, as well as to the specialist enthusiast. Nicholas Courtney has written 20 books, including the highly acclaimed Gale Force 10: The Life and Legacy of Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort. HRH The Duke of York is a British prince. Antiques & Collectibles • 384 pp • 6 x 9 9780413776662 (Replaces 9780413772282) • April • $26.95 (Can $31.95) New in Paper • Methuen

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Hunted Down The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens Fourth edition Charles Dickens Edited by Peter Haining A unique collection of Dickens stories, rarely seen in print, establishing him as one of the masters of the detective genre “This collection reaffirms that the influence of Charles Dickens on the development and achievements of detective fiction is unchallengeable.” —P. D. James, Times Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. While the larger-than-life characters in his novels have settled themselves in the public imagination, his detectives have had a profound effect on the development of crime fiction, and Dickens is now seen as the first major publicist for the police detective. Here, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Dickens’s detective stories. Added to these are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make their mark, including Mr. Nadgett from Martin Chuzzlewit, the first serious detective in an English novel, and Inspector Bucket from Bleak House. Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. Peter Haining was a celebrated anthologist and author whose anthologies include The Golden Age of Crime Fiction and The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories. Classics/Mystery • 300 pp • 5 x 8 9780720610000 (Replaces 9780720612653) • April • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper Reissue Peter Owen Publishers

In the Shadow of Islam Isabelle Eberhardt An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North Africa “A compelling narrative and an ideal starting point from which to discover more about Isabelle Eberhardt’s picaresque life.” —Times Literary Supplement “Her writings, and her sheer modernity, stand up to modern scrutiny.” —Daily Telegraph In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements of her society she traveled into the desert, and into the heart of Islam. Her experiences inspired a profound self-examination, and a book that today is regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing. In the current political climate, it is also a book uncannily current in its treatment of the culture of Islam in North Africa. One of the most astonishing travel documents of all time, this book is also a feminist classic in its own right. Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904) was an explorer and writer who lived and traveled extensively in North Africa. Her writings were collected in The Nomad and The Oblivion Seekers. Travel • 188 pp • 5 x 7.5 9780720615876 (Replaces 9780720611915) • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper Reissue Peter Owen Publishers

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OZ L. Frank Baum

• Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is an upcoming 3-D computer-animated musical film by L. Frank Baum’s great-grandson, Roger Stanton Baum, based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Dorothy of Oz. The film is scheduled to be released in a minimum of 3,000 theaters in the U.S. and Canada on May 9, 2014. Voices include Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart, and Martin Short. L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) was an American author of children’s books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote 13 novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works, totaling 55 novels, 83 short stories, more than 200 poems, and an unknown number of scripts. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Hesperus Classics

Ozma of Oz Readers of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and other beloved characters in the third Oz book by L. Frank Baum Dorothy and her trusty hen, Billina, are washed ashore in the Land of Ev after a shipwreck. At first Dorothy is delighted to find that lunch grows on trees in lunchboxes. But soon she realizes there is a darker side to the Land of Ev. On the seashore, Dorothy encounters the Wheelers, terrifying creatures with wheels instead of hands and feet. She manages to escape and befriend Tik-Tok, a loyal, robot-like creature who needs to be wound up like a toy to function. He warns her to stay away from the Wheelers and tells her the story of the Land of Ev. The royal family of Ev has been dethroned by the evil Nome King of the neighboring kingdom. Tik-Tok explains to Dorothy that her friend Princess Ozma of Oz is traveling to Ev by magic carpet to help save the royal family. Can Dorothy help Ozma and the royal family? 140 pp • 9781843914853

The Road to Oz Dorothy and her friends go on an adventure to Ozma’s grand birthday party in this spellbinding classic tale Dorothy and faithful Toto are back home in Kansas when they encounter the homeless and hapless Shaggy Man and decide to accompany him on his journey. Soon they encounter a bevy of new friends, including Button-Bright and Polychrome the Rainbow’s Daughter, and are back on their way to Oz. Hoping to arrive in time to attend the Ozma’s birthday party, the company is soon pitched headlong into a series of unlikely adventures, tackling talking foxes with magical powers and crossing the Deadly Desert. Arriving at the palace, they make the acquaintance of a host of guests from all over Fairyland. Will Dorothy and Toto remain in Oz with their old friend the Wizard, or will she once again return to her native land? 160 pp • 9781843914846

The Scarecrow of Oz Journey to Oz with new heroes Cap’n Bill and Trot, who, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrow the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland Cap’n Bill, a sailor with a wooden peg-leg, and his friend, a little girl named Trot, set out on a calm day in California for a short trip in their rowing boat. Rapidly, however, the weather takes a turn for the worse and an enormous storm develops, throwing them overboard. Rescued by mermaids, they are taken to a nearby cave. Thereafter Cap’n Bill and Trot encounter a variety of characters: the strangely shaped, ostrich-like Ork; the Bumpy Man, who deals in sugar and molasses; and Button-Bright, a young boy in a sailor’s outfit who constantly gets lost. With the aid of some friendly birds and magical berries, the group is eventually carried safely across the deadly desert to Oz. However, things rapidly take a turn for the worse as the motley group finds themselves in Jinxland, a country riven by political intrigue and instability, and currently ruled by the infamous Krewl. Will Glinda be able to help depose the despot Krewl and save the lives of Cap’n Bill and the Princess? 192 pp • 9781843914860

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The German from Bayencourt Adam Kuckhoff Translated by Jonathan Katz

A Tangled Web

Dark Hollow

L. M. Montgomery

Anna Katharine Green

Follow the tangled web of relationships of the Dark and Penhallow families in this endearing classic, from the author of Anne of Green Gables

In a small town shrouded in secrets a woman seeks the truth behind a terrible injustice in this classic mystery from “the mother of the detective novel”

The first English translation of a cleverly subversive, classic war novel capturing one man’s struggle between Aunt Becky’s will is proving to be probtwo nations in war-torn Germany lematic. She has bequeathed the most precious of her possessions, an antique jug, Bernhard Sommer, a German with French to one of her beneficiaries—but has stipcitizenship, lives a peaceful life in a northeastern corner of his adopted country. But ulated that the person may only be idenhis rural idyll is shattered when war tified after a year has elapsed, once all of breaks out between Germany and the the family members have striven to live up entente powers, and the Somme valley to Aunt Becky’s ideals. But the Dark and becomes the focus of the most furious the Penhallow families are complex and conflict the world has ever known. numerous indeed—over three generations, Although in no way ostracized or mis- 60 members of the Penhallow family have treated by his neighbors, Sommer finds married 60 members of the Dark family, himself increasingly conflicted—and when creating a tangled web of relationships and the front line shifts and German soldiers emotions. What lengths will family memare stranded behind allied lines, he must bers go to to win the heirloom, and can decide where his loyalties truly lie.Writ- anyone live up to what Aunt Becky would ten in Germany just two years before have wanted?

A mysterious veiled woman slips into the home of the secretive Judge Ostrander in the town of Shelby. The people of the town rush after her to protect their respected judge, but in the confusion and furor that follow, a servant of the house dies. In the solemn atmosphere succeeding this drama, the veiled woman refuses to show her face, insisting on telling her story from under her swathes of purple veil. Her name is Deborah and she is the widow of a convicted murderer, a man sentenced to death many years before by Judge Ostrander. Determined to prove her husband’s innocence, Deborah believes the judge who convicted him is the one person in the world who can help. But a secret so long World War II, this book was a timely ex- L. M. Montgomery (1874–1942) was a buried cannot be uncovered without seriamination of nationalism and a subversion Canadian author best known for a series ous repercussions. Dark Hollow is a truly of the supposed heroic nature of warfare. of novels beginning with Anne of Green a compelling and classic tale of hidden guilt, honor, and remorse. Adam Kuckhoff (1887–1943) was a the- Gables, published in 1908. Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was ater actor and director. A leading figure in Fiction • 300 pp • 5 x 8 one of the first women in America to pithe Red Orchestra anti-Nazi resistance, he 9781843915065 • August oneer modern crime fiction. Her debut, was executed by the regime in 1943. $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper The Leavenworth Case, won praise from Jonathan Katz is the translator of Joseph Hesperus Classics Wilkie Collins and sold more than a milRoth’s Hotel Savoy. lion copies. She went on to write more Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8 than 30 crime novels. 9781843915003 • August $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper Hesperus Classics

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ON SERIES

On Provence Henry James

Rudyard Kipling

Meander through Provence in the company of Henry James with this vivid collection of travel writing taken from his little-known book A Little Tour in France

Travel with Kipling through India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canton (now Guangzhou), Japan, and Burma

“The most intelligent man of his generation.” —T. S. Eliot In 1882, a year after the publication of his wildly successful The Portrait of a Lady, which dealt with the difficulties faced by American expatriate Daisy Miller in Europe, Henry James set out a six-week tour of southeastern France, taking in Tours, Bourges, Nantes, Toulouse, and Arles. Although a sometime resident of Paris, James was convinced that the soul of France resided not in the capital but in the provinces, and he set out to find it. Beginning in Touraine, James followed the course of the Rhône north to Burgundy, writing articles on architecture, literature, and personal observation that were serialized in the Atlantic Monthly. The resulting work is a fascinating patchwork, switching seamlessly between the broad strokes of classic travel writing and the smallest details of human behavior for which James is best known. This is at once an excellent example of James’ prose writing and an outstanding work of travel writing in its own right. Henry James (1843–1916) is one of the key figures of 19thcentury realism and is often known as the father of American letters. His books include The Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of the Screw, and The Wings of the Dove. Travel/Essays • 140 pp • 5 x 8 9781843916253 • July • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Hesperus Classics

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On the Orient

Rudyard Kipling spent many years abroad and his relationship with India is explored in several of his works, both fiction and nonfiction. After leaving school, Kipling was sent to Lahore to work at a local newspaper. He went on, a few years later, to take up a post at the Pioneer in Allahabad. Kipling said that only a few hours after arriving in India “my English years fell away, nor ever, I think, came back in full strength.” While working for the Pioneer, Kipling wrote a series of sketches about life in India. In 1889, he became the Pioneer’s roving correspondent; traveling to Burma, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canton, and Japan. This collection is comprised of essays from both his sketches of India and the rest of his travels, showcasing his observations, opinions, and itinerary. Although his writings might feature—in some places—outdated opinions and points of view, his eye for detail, character, and color, along with his masterful style, give these pieces a timeless feel and shed new light on the work of a writer with which we thought we were familiar. Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born in India but came to England as a child. He is perhaps best remembered for his children’s books Just So Stories and The Jungle Book, and for his novel Kim. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. Travel/Essays • 140 pp • 5 x 8 9781843916246 • July • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Hesperus Classics


DODGER

Dodger James Benmore The first in a series of clever and amusing novels about the adventures and misadventures of Jack Dawkins—better known as the iconic and irrepressible thief the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist “Dickens would have loved this . . . a brilliant character . . . as lively and funny as the original Artful Dodger.” —Conn Iggulden, author, The Dangerous Book for Boys “An exciting, action packed adventure set in the murky underworld of Victorian London. . . . expertly emulates Dickens’ style for creating memorable individuals.” —Bookbag London, 1850s. After five years in an Australian penal colony, the Artful Dodger returns to London in search of a hidden fortune. Unaware of the fate that befell Twist, Fagin, and Sikes, Dodger revisits the criminal underworld of Dickensian London to seek out his old comrades, any of whom might possess the key to the treasure. He finds the city a changed place from his youth: with law and order upheld by a new police force, Fagin gone to the gallows, his old gang scattered, and danger around every corner. This evocatively written, charming novel beautifully captures the atmosphere of Dickensian London. James Benmore has had short stories published in various anthologies. This is his first novel. Fiction • 406 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 9781780874654 April • (Can $22.95) Cloth • Quercus/Heron

KEANE

Keane’s Company Iain Gale An unusual and fascinating picture of the Peninsular War, and a 19th century Dirty Dozen “Richard Sharpe would be delighted to have James Keane on his side! Iain Gale’s creation is a wonderfully imaginative addition to the fascinating tales of Britain’s defiance of Bonaparte.” —Bernard Cornwell, author, 1356 James Keane, officer in the 27th Foot, ill-disciplined card shark, ladies’ man, and one of the finest but most rebellious soldiers in the British army, is under threat of court martial for disobeying Wellesley’s strict rules. But his special, even ungentlemanly, skills have caught his general’s eye, so he is selected to form a unique unit which will work behind enemy lines. Keane’s next task is to hand-pick his band of men, some from prison for their aptitude at lock-picking and forgery as well as fighting skills, and form them into an effective unit before being sent on their first intelligence-gathering special mission, this time to link up with a lethal Spanish guerrilla leader. Stealing into Oporto, Keane’s men have to hold a vital post over the river a crossing against overwhelming forces, before being detached once more into the high mountains on another mission where the strains of the diverse characters of the unit test Keane’s leadership skills to the utmost. Iain Gale is the author of Four Days in June and Rules of War. Fiction • 344 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 9781780873626 April • (Can $24.95) Cloth • Quercus/Heron

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THE FRANCES DOUGHTY MYSTERIES

An Appetite for Murder Linda Stratmann The fourth entry in the Victorian London murder-mystery series with a clever and determined female sleuth The sudden death of overweight 49-year-old Thomas Whibley sparks off an acrimonious furor in Bayswater, and sparks fly between rival diet doctors, vegetarians, and the extremist Pure Food Society. Young sleuth Frances Doughty is hired to find the author of anonymous libels, when a former colleague of Whibley’s, Hubert Sweetman, who has served 14 years in prison for a violent robbery he claims he did not commit, asks her to trace his estranged family. Before she can start, however, the police arrive and arrest her client for the murder of his wife. There will be more murders and a vicious attack on Frances before she finally resolves a number of knotty questions. Is Hubert Sweetman really innocent? Where are his missing children? And who wielded the poisoned pen? Linda Stratmann is the author of Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion and three previous titles in the Frances Doughty Mysteries—The Poisonous Seed, The Daughters of Gentlemen, and A Case of Doubtful Death. Mystery • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9780750954440 • July • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • The Mystery Press

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The Zaharoff Conspiracy Toby Purser A secret marriage, a lost memoir, a terrible injustice, and a 150-year-old tale of revenge When Oxford historian Septimus Oates is handed a bundle of documents, including a certificate dated 1759 recording a secret marriage between the Prince of Wales, later King George III, and Hannah Lightfoot, a Quaker’s daughter, he discovers the documents reveal the existence of a son, George Rex, the rightful heir to the throne, whose story is told in a long-lost memoir. Witness to a brutal killing one June afternoon in 1914, Septimus flees Oxford only to find himself enmeshed in a web of deception, at the heart of which lies a burning desire for revenge by George Rex’s descendants. Drawn further into the dark secrets and betrayals of 18th century England, Septimus discovers the horrifying truth that threatens to bring the legacy of George Rex’s vengeance to a dreadful conclusion in the summer of 1914. From the quadrangles of Oxford to the mountains of Austria and Bohemia and the streets of Prague, Vienna, and Sarajevo, accompanied by his schoolmaster colleague Peddle and shadowy forces of the fledgling British Secret Intelligence Service, Septimus uncovers plans for an imminent assassination that could bring Europe—and the world—to the brink of war. Toby Purser is a history professor and the author of The Devil’s Inheritance. Mystery • 180 pp • 5 x 8 9780413777546 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Methuen

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The Darke Chronicles Tales of a Victorian Puzzle-Solver David Stuart Davies From a Sherlock Holmes expert, a collection of short stories introducing Victorian detective Luther Drake “Dark, but very compelling. David Stuart Davies knows how to write and how to twist a knife inside the reader’s mind.” —Peter James, author, Dead Like You on Brothers in Blood “Packs a real punch . . . is sure to appeal to fans of the World War II mysteries of John Gardner and John Lawton. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal starred review, Without Conscience The Darke Chronicles introduces the aristocratic and flamboyant Victorian detective Luther Darke, who tackles mysteries which have baffled Scotland Yard and are seemingly unexplained. The cases featured here take Darke into a world of deception, murderous sleights of hand, spiritualism, vampires, curses, and phantoms in fin de siècle London. This volume, a treat for all fans of vintage crime fiction, features seven of Darke’s most challenging and chilling investigations. If you like Sherlock Holmes, then you will love Luther Darke. David Stuart Davies is the editor of Sherlock Magazine and an expert on Sherlock Holmes, having written five novels, film books, and plays featuring the character. He also edits the Crime Writers’ Association’s monthly Red Herrings magazine, and is the author of Brothers in Blood and the Johnny Hawke novels, Forests of the Night and Without Conscience. Mystery • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9780752497709 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • The Mystery Press

The Crooked Spire Chris Nickson The first in a series of gripping murder mysteries set in 14th-century England “Nickson’s fourth title in his superb 18th century–set series lives up to expectations. Clearly written so that the titles can be read out of order, this historical police procedural ends with a cliffhanger, guaranteeing your patrons will demand number five.” —Library Journal on Come the Fear Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting the spire of the new church. But no sooner does he begin, than the master carpenter is murdered and John himself becomes a suspect. To prove his innocence John must help the coroner in his search for the killer, a quest that brings him up against some powerful enemies in a town where he is still a stranger and friends are few. Chris Nickson brilliantly evokes the feeling of time and place in this story of corruption and murder. Chris Nickson is the author of the Richard Nottingham series, which includes Come the Fear. A well-known music journalist, he’s written many celebrity biographies and frequently contributes to numerous music magazines. Mystery • 264 pp • 5 x 8 9780752499178 • May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • The Mystery Press

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The Bloody City A Mediaeval Mystery C. B. Hanley Following The Sins of the Father, the second in a trilogy of gripping medieval mysteries set in a time of violent civil war and featuring commoner-turned-earl’s-man, Edwin Weaver “An admirable debut. . . . Just enough red herrings for those who delight in puzzling out identities and motives. . . . Excellent crossover appeal for historical fiction buffs as well.” —Library Journal, starred review, The Sins of the Father Lincoln is not a safe place to be. A French army has captured the city, and the terrified citizens huddle in the rubble of their homes as the castle, the last remaining loyal stronghold in the region, is besieged. Edwin Weaver finds himself riding into grave danger after his lord volunteers him for a perilous mission: he must infiltrate the city, identify the traitors who are helping the enemy, and return to pass on the intelligence. The last man who attempted such a thing was captured by the French, his head hacked off and catapulted over the castle wall as a warning. The city is awash with violence and blood, and Edwin is pushed to the limit as he has to decide what he is prepared to do to protect others. He might be willing to lay down his own life, but would he, could he, kill? C. B. Hanley is a medieval scholar who teaches writing for academic publications. She is also a copy editor and a proofreader for the academic journal Reinvention. Mystery • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9780752497044 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper The Mystery Press

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Run to Me Diane Hester A woman and a child are on the run in the woods of northern Maine in this nonstop suspense thriller with a compelling emotional twist—Jodi Picoult meets Harlan Coben It’s been two years since Shyler O’Neil’s beloved son Jesse was killed, but his final moments are as vivid to her now as they were that dreadful day. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, and convinced she did not do enough to protect him, she retreats to an isolated cabin in the woods of northern Maine. Meanwhile, Zack Ballinger—a 10-year-old boy who has never known a mother’s love—finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has seen too much and is now running for his life. Fleeing into the woods, Zack soon finds himself at Shyler’s cabin. He’ll take whatever help she can give—even though, for some reason, she keeps calling him Jesse. With the pursuers hot on their heels, “mother” and “son” go on the run. Protecting Zack may well be Shyler’s one chance at redemption—either that, or she is the child’s greatest threat. Diane Hester is a former violinist with the Rochester Philharmonic. Born in New York, she now lives in Australia. Run to Me is her debut novel. Fiction • 384 pp • 6 x 9 9781742756424 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Bantam Australia

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Spring Tide Cilla Börjlind and Rolf Börjlind A gripping, cinematic crime thriller from the scriptwriters known as the king and queen of Scandinavian crime, expertly crafted and full of twists and turns The spring tides are the highest of the year in Nordkoster; the beach will be covered in particularly deep water tonight. Three men on the beach are digging a hole, covertly watched by a young boy. His intrigue turns to horror as he makes out the fourth figure of the woman for whom the hole is intended. Buried up to her neck in the sand, the high tide is rapidly approaching. Still screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth—in her stomach, she feels her baby kick. And her waters break. The abhorrent crime remains unsolved 24 years later; but gruesome violence is still prevalent. A gang has been killing homeless people in parks, filming their attacks, and broadcasting them on the internet. The police have their work cut out trying to keep abreast of the crime wave. Olivia Rönning hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and join their ranks in the next few months as she completes her training; she has only one last hurdle to overcome over the summer break, a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it. Should be simple, she thinks. Little does she know the world she is getting involved in, the danger she faces, and the ugly truths she risks uncovering. Cilla and Rolf Börjlind are crime and thriller scriptwriters whose work includes 26 Martin Beck films from the Sjöwall and Wahlöö books, and the Swedish adaptation of Wallander. Mystery • 420 pp • 6 x 9 9781843915157 • July • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Hesperus Nova

Death in Pont-Aven Jean-Luc Bannalec A strange murder in an idyllic French seaside village, a major family tragedy, and a puzzling secret await Commissioner Dupin in this captivating whodunit thriller At the Central Hotel in Pont Aven, Brittany, 91-year-old manager Pierre-Louis Pennec is found murdered. Police commissioner George Dupin and his team takes on the investigation and narrow the list of suspects down to five people, including the manager of a rival hotel, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian. Further incidents—first a break-in, then another mysterious death—muddy the waters even more. As Commissioner Dupin delves further and further into the lives of the victim and the suspects, he uncovers a web of secrecy and criminality that belies the village’s idyllic image. A surprise hit in its original German, this book introduces readers to the enigmatic Commissioner Dupin, an idiosyncratic penguin lover and Paris-born caffeine junkie who resents his superiors—and is equally resented in return. It is a book so atmospheric readers will immediately want to wander through the village’s narrow alleyways, breathe in the Atlantic air, and smile at the Breton peculiarities. Spellbinding, subtle, and smart, this crime novel is peppered with cryptic humor and surprising twists. Jean-Luc Bannalec is a pseudonym. Bretonische Verhältnisse (Murder, Breton-style), the first case for Detective Dupin, was published in German in March 2012, and spent many months on the bestseller list. Mystery • 336 pp • 4 x 7 9781843914990 • August • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Hesperus Nova

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CLIFF HARDY SERIES Peter Corris “This series debuted nearly 35 years ago . . . you won’t find too many mystery series that run this long with such consistently high quality.” —Booklist “Fans of this consistently entertaining series will be thrilled to see that Hardy doesn’t appear to be going anywhere just yet.” —Booklist on Open File “The ‘Godfather of Australian crime fiction’ is a splendid storyteller. . . . Corris belongs on the short lists of hard-boiled crime fans who like Down Under settings.” —Booklist on Torn Apart Peter Corris is best known as the godfather of Australian crime fiction and the author of Cliff Hardy detective stories. He is the author of A Round of Golf: 18 Holes with Peter Corris and the coauthor of Fred Hollows: An Autobiography. Each: Mystery • 256 pp • Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Dunbar Case PI Cliff Hardy’s 39th case sees him investigating what a famous 19th-century shipwreck has to do with a multimillion-dollar heist featuring a cast of characters that shouldn’t be trusted The idea of enjoying creeping along an underground alley in half-light was alien to me. But the secret of getting things done is to do them and not waste energy complaining. A famous 19th-century shipwreck, a search for lost documents, a two million-dollar heist, a Newcastle criminal family tearing itself apart, an undercover cop playing both sides against the middle, and an alluring but fiercely ambitious female journalist give Cliff Hardy all the trouble he can handle. What started as an almost academic exercise—tracing lost documents to do with the 1857 wreck of the SS Dunbar—explodes into a here-and-now power struggle between criminals, police, lovers, and unseen forces. The first person Hardy interviews is shot dead and the body count mounts as he pushes closer to the truth about the people, the documents, and the loot. 5 x 8 • 9781743317518 (Replaces 9781743310229) • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95)

Silent Kill Hardy’s 40th case finds him protecting a promising politician When Cliff Hardy signs on as a bodyguard for charismatic populist Rory O’Hara, who is about to embark on a campaign of social and political renewal, it looks like a tricky job— O’Hara has enemies. A murder and a kidnapping cause the campaign to fall apart. Hired to investigate the murder, Hardy uncovers hidden agendas among O’Hara’s staff and powerful political and commercial forces at work. His investigation takes him from the pubs and brothels of Sydney to the heart of power in Canberra and the Northern Territory. He teams up with a resourceful indigenous private detective and forms an uneasy alliance with the beautiful Penelope Marinos, formerly O’Hara’s PA. A rogue intelligence agent becomes his target and Hardy stumbles upon a terrible secret that draws them into a violent—and disturbing—confrontation. 6 x 9.5 • 9781743316375 • July • $19.95 (Can $23.95)

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The Toe Tag Quintet Matthew Condon A suite of novellas starring a detective who, in retirement, gets into more strife than he did in almost 40 years on the force “Matthew Condon is a writer who confounds expectations. . . . We always knew he was capable of descriptive brilliance, but we discover here that Condon also has a gift for the ingenious put-down. Condon’s comic intelligence shines though, placing The Toe Tag Quintet a cut above the average crime novel.” —Australian Book Review These are the adventures of a former Sydney detective—loud of mouth and quick to draw his gun—who, in his prime, collared some of the most murderous criminals in Australian history. He retires to the Gold Coast—and yet so does half of the criminal milieu he once pursued. In his relentless postretirement pursuit of justice, he finds himself shot, knocked out, tortured, and thrown from buildings. With wit, warmth, and humor, readers are taken on a crazy ride— in boats, kombis, peugeots, and window-washing platforms, through art galleries, libraries, swampy islands, and caravan parks—to illustrate that we are never too old for adventures. Matthew Condon is a journalist. Mystery • 344 pp • 5 x 8 9781742756691 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Vintage Australia

Heist Robert Schofield Stolen gold, murderous bikers, and crooked cops are just the beginning of Gareth Ford’s troubles in an action-packed debut crime novel set in Australia Ford laid his fingertips gently on the cut in his shoulder where the bullet had clipped him. His best chance would be to hitch a ride south at the first opportunity, before the police started looking for him. He was alone, enveloped in the monstrous silence of the desert. Free and alone, without assistance and without excuse. Left for dead in the desert, framed as the inside man in a bullion robbery at the remote mine site where he works, and fearing that his daughter and ex-wife have been abducted from their home in Perth, Gareth Ford must cross 1,000 miles of wilderness to find his family. He forms a fragile alliance with Doc and Banjo, a pair of fugitive bikers, and Kavanagh, a cop from the Gold Stealing Detection Unit who has found herself shut out of the case. As this unlikely team sets out across the Outback, they are pursued by cops, mercenaries, and bikers, each group with its own agenda for preventing Ford from reaching Perth and uncovering a conspiracy that spreads through the upper strata of Western Australian life. Robert Schofield is a structural engineering consultant. Fiction • 384 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781743315200 • June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Strikeforce Lightning Mark Aitken An adrenalin charged, high-concept thriller in the mold of Matthew Reilly and John Birmingham featuring ex-U.S. special forces hero Gerry Gallen, as he battles to avert a thermonuclear strike His war is over and former special forces captain Gerry Gallen is enjoying the relative peace of running a cattle ranch in Wyoming. But when he’s asked to lead a team to Jordan to retrieve his wartime sergeant, he agrees. Landing in Amman, Gallen reenters a world of Arab gangsters, American mercenaries, and the constantly shifting loyalties of the CIA. And watching over his every step is the lethal presence of Hamas—a daily reminder that Gallen is working under the constant threat of death. Nothing about the gig is what it seems, and as Gallen realizes that his former boss has stolen three million dollars from some powerful locals, the specter of Iraqi aggression rears its head. But why are neo-Baathists chasing Gallen? And what do they want with the cargo he is carrying? Hunted, beaten, and trapped, Gerry Gallen is a man running two races. Can he break clear before lightning strikes? Mark Aitken is the author of Arctic Floor. Fiction • 368 pp • 5 x 8 9781743317587 • June • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Vendetta Judge, Jury, Executioner. Nick Oldham The official novelization of a forthcoming crime film, featuring movie stills and an introduction by producer Jonathan Sothcott “Oldham takes the taut pacing, gripping suspense, and hard-edged plotting that readers have to expect from the best British procedurals and adds a fresh twist. A touch of James Ellroy thrown into a John Harvey-style procedural makes a powerful combination.” —Booklist on Psycho Alley “Like everything ‘good’ in life, a fast-paced, old-fashioned, shoot-’em-up is hard to find. Fortunately, we have Oldham’s latest novel to remind us what it’s all about.” —Publishers Weekly on Backlash George never meant to kill the thief, he was just defending his shop from the jacked-up kids who were trying to rob him. Arrested for murder, his world is turned upside down. The next night the doorbell rings, and before George even opens the door the gang swarms into his house— they beat him senseless, rape his wife, and tie them up and set fire to them. Thoughtless, feral Jimmy, George’s son, has been dishonorably discharged from the Royal Marines in Afghanistan and is on his way back to London when he gets the news. It isn’t long before he’s on the trail of the gang who murdered his parents, exacting his own kind of chillingly brutal justice. With the police closing in and his old regiment determined to stop him from airing their dirty laundry on trial, Jimmy goes underground. His actions have created a media frenzy, London’s first vigilante of the 21st century. But will his devastating course of action spell the end of the woman he loves? Nick Oldham is the author of the Henry Christie series, which includes Backlash and Psycho Alley. Fiction • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 14 B/W Photos 9781907565649 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Caffeine Nights Publishing

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DOUGIE BRIMSON Dougie Brimson Dougie Brimson is the author of March of the Hooligans and has written extensively for various magazines, newspapers, and websites including the Guardian, Loaded, the New York Times, the Sun, and the Times. He wrote the screenplay for the feature Green Street Hooligans starring Elijah Wood, which won prizes at Malibu Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Caffeine Nights Publishing

The Crew Deception, double-cross, violence, and racism are all part of this tale of crime, football hooliganism, and the lengths to which two men on opposite sides of the law will go to achieve their own aims “A winning goal for Dougie Brimson.” —Lynda La Plante, author, Prime Suspect “Offers a captivating history of the outrageous behavior of British fans. . . . Too brief, but chockablock with riveting, shocking tales of madness.” —Kirkus Reviews on March of the Hooligans Appearances can be deceiving, as Paul Jarvis of the National Soccer Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary Cockney lad made good. He’s also a thug, a villain, and a cop killer. Jarvis just hasn’t been able to prove it—yet. So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan “Super Crew” to follow England’s national soccer team to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars, if only someone can infiltrate the group and get him the proof he needs. But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believes Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he’s trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned, except him. 248 pp • 9781907565441 • April

Top Dog A sequel to the crime novel The Crew Gang leader Billy Evans has ruled his turf in London for more years than he cares to remember. So long in fact, that even he realizes that things have become a little too easy. So when an old adversary reappears on the scene, Billy sees a golden opportunity to not only reassert his authority, but to have some much-needed fun. Yet all is not as it appears, for this new enemy is far more powerful than any Billy has ever had to deal with before, and he’s about to discover that he’s finally pushed his luck too far. But this time it isn’t the law that he has to worry about, it’s something far more dangerous. 256 pp • 14 B/W Photos • 9781907565458 • August

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SHAUN HUTSON Shaun Hutson “Britain’s greatest living horror author.” —Dark Side “Writes what others only dare imagine.” —Sunday Times “An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages.” —Time Out Shaun Hutson is one of the best-known horror authors in the UK. He has written more than 30 novels. His novel Slugs was the basis of a U.S. horror film of the same name. Each: Horror • 5 x 8 • April • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Reissue • Caffeine Nights Publishing

Assassin Into the middle of gang warfare comes a force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than high-velocity weapons, and more terrifying than any nightmare London is gripped by the bloodiest outbreak of gang warfare ever seen. Shootings in the street, kidnappings, bombs, and car chases have become commonplace. The gutters are running red with blood and the police are powerless to stop it. Frank Harrison has ruled gangland unopposed for more than two years, and now someone is out to wipe him and his men from the face of the earth. Who and why? The answer, when it comes, will test not just Harrison’s courage but his sanity too. For him, there is only one way to fight back against an enemy he can barely believe he faces. So, into this world of violence, corruption, madness, and death comes the Assassin. 260 pp • 9781907565502

Relics From the relics of the past comes a new nightmare, a force so powerful, so obscenely evil that it threatens to reach across the centuries and engulf mankind During an archeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years, but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret. The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage, and how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old? Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer. Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organizing a series of barbaric dog fights? The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug-addicted teenagers? Or is it, in fact, something much worse? An evil so old, so vile, and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who comes near it. For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast. Something evil is waiting; something monstrous is loose. 269 pp • 9781907565489

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Renegades Modern terrorism meets medieval madness in jaw-dropping horror that will make the living envy the dead “Mixes the IRA, counter-terrorism, Gilles de Rais into a lethal cocktail of gun-worshipping ultra violence. . . . The prose rips along at a lightening pace.” —Times As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he’d seen it all; every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man, but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered. Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland to discover who is funding them and why, what he discovers threatens not only his life but his sanity too. The trail of terror leads not just across Britain, but to France as well, where the monstrous deeds of a murderer who died 400 years earlier still cast a dark and horrific shadow. In the grisly frames of a stained glass window taken from the home of this vile killer lay the secret sought by so many for so long: the secret of immortality. One man will stop at nothing to get it, and Sean Doyle is about to meet that man. 377 pp • 9781907565526

Spawn A psychologically complex terror thriller about two disturbed men and the unnatural consequences of their deeds Harold Pierce didn’t mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago. He didn’t intend to incinerate him in a fire, but he did, and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of it. Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter, but what the job involves brings back memories of what happened to his brother, and they begin to torment Harold. In the small town where he lives, terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey. Within days of his escape a horrifying series of murders begins, but there is much worse to come. Pierce and Harvey, both disturbed and guarding terrible secrets, are about to unleash a terror beyond belief. 261 pp • 9781907565465

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THE DEMI-MONDE SAGA Rod Rees “Explosively creative barely defines The Demi-Monde: Winter. It blew me away as the novel skated on the razor’s edge between where we are today and where we’re headed tomorrow. As much a cautionary tale as a gripping thriller cut from a digital cloth.” —James Rollins, author, Map of Bones on The Demi-Monde: Winter “Elegantly constructed, skillfully written, and absolutely impossible to stop reading. It ends on a beauty of a cliffhanger, too, pretty much guaranteeing that readers will be biting their nails until the sequel appears.” —Booklist starred review, The Demi-Monde: Winter “Strong characters, along with the clever interweaving of seemingly disparate plot threads, make this a standout selection for fans of high-tech sf and cyberfiction.” —Library Journal starred review, The Demi-Monde: Winter “Novel and fresh. . . . An adventure tale wrapped in a computer simulation.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on The Demi-Monde: Winter Rod Rees is the author of the Demi-Monde Saga. Each: Fiction/Fantasy • Jo Fletcher Books

The Demi-Monde: Fall The Demi-Monde is about to reach its catastrophic conclusion For thousands of years the Grigori have lain hidden, dreaming of the day when they will emerge from the darkness. Now that day draws close. Norma, Trixie, and Ella fight doggedly to frustrate these plans, but they need help. Percy Shelley must lead Norma to the Portal in NoirVille so she can return to the Real World. Trixie’s father must convince her that, if she is to destroy the Great Pyramid standing in Terror Incognita, she must be prepared to die. And Vanka Maykov—though not the man she knew and loved—must guide Ella to the secret enclave of the Grigori, where she will face the most chilling of enemies. In this explosive finale to the Demi-Monde series, our heroes will come to understand that resisting evil will require courage, resolve, and sacrifice. 554 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781849165082 • April • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth

The Demi-Monde: Summer The third in the highly acclaimed dystopian series that began with The Demi-Monde: Winter Eight thousand years ago the Deluge destroyed the empire of the Lilithi, setting the race of super-warriors known as the Grigori loose in the outside world. They have lain hidden until now, when, thanks to the creation of the dystopian virtual reality that is the Demi-Monde, they at last stand ready to achieve mastery of the Real World—and to cull HumanKind in the Final Solution. Three girls stand between them and victory: Norma Williams, trapped in the nightmare that is the Coven, the viciously misandric Sector of the Demi-Monde; Ella Thomas, enslaved by the spirit of Lilith-come-again; and Trixie Dashwood, consumed by her hatred for Heydrich and his evil ForthRight. 526 pp • 5 x 8 9781849165075 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper

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The Walls of Byzantium James Heneage An epic novel set in 15th-century Europe, featuring dynastic conflicts against a backdrop of the first great clash between Christianity and Islam “A stirring tale of the struggle for Byzantium. Heneage brings to life both the tragedy and the heroism.” —Tom Holland, author, Rubicon Remarkably rich in story and character, this sweeping historical novel is shaped by the quest for a hidden treasure, rumored to bequeath riches beyond belief and guarded by successive generations of famed warriors. Fifteenth-century Europe is a time of warring states and ruthless growing empires, divided churches and dynamic traders. In the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for this treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations. But no one can discover its whereabouts; nor even know if it is still in the possession of those born to guard it. Four remarkable characters from four leading families provide the story as their crossed allegiances, plots, and passions are played out on this epic scale. Yet the private lives are there too, and in castle and church, in siege and on battlefield, the love, fear, violence, and reluctant loyalty to creed or destiny propel the characters to their fates. James Heneage created the successful bookshop chain Ottakars. The Walls of Byzantium is his first novel. Fiction • 566 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781782061144 • July • (Can $14.95) Paper • Quercus/Heron

Fair Helen Andrew Greig The Scottish Border song “The Ballad of Fair Helen” is the inspiration for an adventure romance by a Saltire Award-winning Scottish poet, shining a candlelight on the dark days of a lawless land, and the real woman behind the fable “One of Scotland’s most ambitious storytellers.” —Times Literary Supplement “Historically literate romps don’t come any brighter or more bracing than this.” —Independent The Scottish Borderlands, 1590s. Harry Langton is called back to the country of his childhood to aide an old friend, Adam Fleming, who believes his life is in danger. He’s fallen for Helen of Annandale and, in turn, fallen foul of her rival: a man as violent as he is influential. In a land where minor lairds vie for power and blood feuds are settled by the sword, Fleming faces a battle to win Helen’s hand. Entrusted as guard to the lovers’ secret trysts, Langton is thrust into the middle of a dangerous triangle; and discovers Helen is not so chaste as she is fair. But Langton has his own secrets to keep—and other friends to serve. Someone has noticed his connections, and recruited him in their bid to control the hierarchy of the Border families; someone who would use lovers as pawns in a game of war. Andrew Greig is an author of poetry, mountaineering books, and novels. His books include The Clouds Above and Preferred Lies. Fiction • 304 pp • 6 x 9 • 9780857381910 • April • (Can $27.95) Cloth • Quercus

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Hannah & Emil Belinda Castles An inspiring novel of great courage and enduring love set against a backdrop of the turmoil and devastation of World War II, reminiscent of Anna Funder’s All That I Am and Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book “A clear-eyed, absorbing, and intelligent account of lives adrift, or anchored perilously.” —Sydney Morning Herald “Their story is extraordinary, and Castles creates or re-creates two great characters thrown together by circumstance and then smitten, for a while, by fate. . . . An engaging storyteller with a literary sensibility.” —Australian Emil and Hannah live their lives amid the unrest of 20th-century history. Emil, a German veteran of the Great War, has returned home to a nation in turmoil. As inflation and unemployment edge the country toward collapse, he finds himself clashing with the political forces gaining ascendency. His involvement with resistance forces will ultimately drive him from his family and his home as the Nazis cement their hold on Germany. Hannah, soaked in the many languages of her upbringing as a Russian Jew in the West End of London, leaves home for Europe, and survives on her translation skills in a continent headed once more toward total war. In Brussels, working for the trade unions, she meets the devastated Emil, who has just crossed the border on foot from Nazi Germany, leaving tragedy in his wake. They briefly manage to make a life in England. But war strikes, and Emil, an enemy alien, is interned and transported to Australia. Hannah, determined to find him, sets off on a lonely and dangerous journey across the seas. Based on the story of the author’s own grandparents, this is a remarkable love story driven by the powerful currents of history—an inspiring tale of courage, conviction, unshakeable determination, and love. Belinda Castles is the author of Falling Woman and The River Baptists, which won the Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 2006. Fiction • 416 pp • 5 x 8 9781743315781 • May • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Clara’s Legacy Katherine Hook A tale of pain, love, and creativity reverberating through generations One day Clara Reinecke gives her grandson, Jonathan, a composer at a prestigious New York conservatory, one of her most treasured possessions—a rolled-up music manuscript— together with a faded photograph and a short handwritten letter. She tells him a story of 1940s war-torn Warsaw, describing daily life in the Jewish ghettos—the unspeakable cruelty, the disregard for human life, the acts of betrayal and sacrifice, the small unexpected moments of kindness and normality. She describes to him a composer who met the woman of his dreams in these desperate times, and wrote a piece of music of unsurpassed beauty, in open defiance of the demand that his work honor the Führer. As Clara’s story comes to an end, she reveals a long-held secret to her grandson which will change his whole world, and determine the path of both of their futures. Katherine Hook is a debut novelist. Fiction • 180 pp • 5 x 8 9780413777034 • May • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Methuen

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Pirates A Somali Adventure Greg Cummings Derek Strangely, recovering from his Congo ordeal in this Gorillaland sequel, is contacted by Johnny Oceans who disappeared 14 years ago after being abducted by Somali pirates Derek Strangely is living in Kampala with his dog Rafiki and is still recovering from his time in the Congo jungle when he was rescued by the enigmatic Azziza Nshuti when he is contacted by his old friend, Johnny Oceans. It seems that Johnny had been abducted by Somali pirates more than 14 years ago. On his escape he had converted to Islam, married a Darod woman, and lived a modest life. Now, after years of peace among the Sumis, Johnny’s life is again in danger, this time from radical Islamic forces. His only hope of survival, indeed the only hope of all the people of Puntland, lies in the hands of a Somali clan elder, currently in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. Derek and Johnny’s trip to the camp involves a highly dangerous, illegal border crossing—but this is only the start of their involvement in the political intrigue and power struggles of the region. Just who is pulling the strings, and will Johnny ever be able to return to the arms of his wife? Derek Strangely is the only person in the world able to make it so.

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All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang Bang A Novel Neil Mackay A blackly comic tale of two 11-year-old psychopaths who go on a murderous rampage in their small Northern Irish town Pearse Furlong and May-Belle Mulholland are two normal 11-year-olds meeting one summer in small town Antrim, Northern Ireland, in the early 1980s. They have little in common except a shared experience of violent, abusive parents. They form an unlikely alliance, and as their games and shared fantasies spin out of control, their friendship becomes something much darker, with theft, arson, sickening brutality, and eventually murder all lying ahead. A veteran of 20 years of reporting on children who kill, as well as many of the biggest stories during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, award-winning journalist Neil Mackay has created a shocking, pitch-black debut novel. Through darkly comic and often visceral prose, he not only demonstrates his deep understanding for his subject but also an extraordinary empathy for children damaged by society’s neglect. In Pearce and May-Belle he has created an unforgettable folie à deux and a coruscating satire on the brutality that many prefer to ignore. Neil Mackay is an award-winning investigative journalist, newspaper executive, non-fiction author, radio broadcaster, filmmaker, and playwright. He was a launch editor of the Sunday Herald newspaper, and has written for the Observer, Scotland on Sunday, Ireland’s Sunday Tribune, the Age, and most newspapers in Northern Ireland. His last film, an investigation into the rise of the far right in Europe and America, was nominated for a BAFTA Award. He is the author of The War on Truth. Fiction • 278 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754288 • May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

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The Trader of Saigon Lucy Cruickshanks From Hanoi to Saigon, a tale of one woman’s search for a better life, and a thriller that strikes to the merciless heart of the real Vietnam “Beautifully written, immensely atmospheric, the characters are unforgettable . . . A compelling story that will touch your heart.” —Kate Furnivall, author, The Russian Concubine “Authentic, beautiful and highly accomplished; all novels should aspire to be this good.” —Bookbag Vietnam, 1980s. In the chaos and corruption of the post-civil war city, three seemingly unconnected lives are brought together by greed, fear, and hope. As a U.S. Army deserter, Alexander is a man without country, trapped in a life he no longer controls and embroiled in the dark business of trading women. His latest victim is Hanh, a rural girl who moved to Hanoi to escape inevitable poverty and who sees Alexander’s arrival as the answer to her prayers. Neither of them has ever met Phuc—a Saigon businessman who backed the wrong side in the war and is now unable to pay his financial and political debts to the Party. But his struggles are about to change both their lives. From a society torn apart by war comes a heartwarming tale of salvation and redemption. Lucy Cruickshanks has traveled widely throughout Vietnam and Asia. Fiction • 336 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781782063445 • June • (Can $14.95) Paper • Quercus/Heron

The Memory of Scent Lisa Burkitt Art and murder in 19th-century Paris “Reminiscent, in its beautifully evocative atmosphere, of Tracy Chevalier and Susan Vreeland, The Memory of Scent rings with historical authenticity.” —Examiner Set against the backdrop of Paris in 1883, this is the story of two French women, Fleur and Babette, and how their lives diverge when the artist they both model for is found dead. Fleur’s is a life lived on the fringes of the Impressionist movement in a world of color and music. Babette is not so lucky, and following the death of the artist, her life begins to quickly unravel on the streets of France. This is a novel of the senses in which memory, love, and loss are explored and examined, and where it appears the ties that hold us together can also pull us apart. Lisa Burkitt is a broadcaster and a writer. Fiction • 240 pp • 5 x 8 9781845887384 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

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My Beautiful England Michelle Flatley Three women from different countries meet at a language school in the north of England and form an unusual bond in a poignant, moving look at the human stories behind immigration She didn’t want to tell Mai that England as they knew it was just a dream. She didn’t want to tell her sister that the beautiful England they had spoken of didn’t exist. Su, a Thai bride, comes to England after the tsunami, armed with a book called My Beautiful England. But she finds herself in a deprived northern town where torn sofas are parked in the gardens of boarded up houses. Living with her aging husband, Su tries to become “Englishised,” but constant visions of the tsunami and her Thai superstitions clash with English life. While out shopping for mango, Su suffers racial abuse, and realizes England is not the dream place she had hoped for. Samina is from Pakistan and feels trapped in an arranged marriage. Living with her new husband and domineering mother-in-law in Paradise Street, she longs to be like other Western women, independent and free. When she joins the local language school, she begins to wear Western clothes and calls herself Sammy but soon realizes that she is neither English, nor Pakistani. Lenka lives in a women’s refuge with her daughter, hiding from her Polish husband. Together the three women build a strong friendship at the local language center. United in their quest for English all three women discover what it’s like to be a foreigner in England. Michelle Flatley teaches English as a second language. Fiction • 232 pp • 5 x 8 9781908122575 • July • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

Death in the Family Ryhaan Shah A father’s death brings a family together When Mohammed Ahmad Ally dies, his family gathers for the religious rites and burial and recall the troubled relationship they had with him. He had lived by tradition and by his deeply held Islamic views, and his children, as he always said, were there to make him proud. A dominant and domineering figure in their lives, he had arranged the marriage of his elder daughter, Maryam, to the son of a good friend; had sent his only boy, Khalil, off to New York to study law; and had disowned his younger daughter, Dee, for marrying a Hindu. Even as friends and business colleagues remember Ally as kind and generous, his children and sister-in-law Hamida, his late wife’s youngest sister, remember a different man, a man who had been authoritarian and bigoted. As the family open up to each other, his death becomes a transformative event for all of them. Ryhaan Shah was born and grew up in Guyana, and was educated there and in the U.S. She returned to Guyana in 1997. Her first novel, A Silent Life, has been the subject of several academic presentations at Caribbean Studies conferences in North America and Europe. Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781908122421 • August • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

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Gutter 09 Ninth edition Edited by Adrian Searle Perfect for fans of Granta and Five Dials, the magazine features short fiction, novel extracts, poetry, and reviews from both previously published and unpublished writers “Maybe the most pleasing and impressive layout I’ve encountered in a small magazine of new writing.” —Alan Warner, author, Morvern Callar Gutter magazine is an outstanding independent literary magazine publishing fiction and poetry from writers born and living in Scotland. The work collected here is in turns diverse, delicate, and dangerous. But with contributions from every corner of Scotland, all the major countries of Europe, Canada, both the United States and Asia, it is, most of all, global in attitude. Gutter magazine doesn’t hold to any particular political outlook but wholeheartedly believes in the power of the creative imagination to challenge the status quo. Issue 9 includes Andrew Crumey, author of Mr. Mee; Gillian Philip, author of the Rebel Angels series, including Firebrand; Elizabeth Reeder, author of Ramshackle; Juliet Conlin, author of The Fractured Man; Jen Hadfield, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize; and John Glenday, author of Grain. Adrian Searle works in design and publishing, edits the literary magazine Gutter, and has edited a number of award-winning anthologies. He commissioned and cowrote 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle and Dougie’s War. Literary Collections • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781908754295 • April • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • Freight Books

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The Falling Sky Pippa Goldschmidt A blackly comic campus satire combined with a heartbreaking family mystery, The Falling Sky brilliantly mixes fiction and astronomy into a fascinating and compelling narrative “A delicate and fascinating study of a life in which intellect and external microscopic and cosmic fields of force interact.” —Stephen Fry, author, Revenge Jeanette is a young, solitary postdoctoral researcher who has dedicated her life to studying astronomy. Struggling to compete in a prestigious university department dominated by egos and incompetents, and caught in a cycle of brief and unsatisfying affairs, she travels to a mountaintop observatory in Chile to focus on her research. There Jeanette stumbles upon evidence that challenges the fundamentals of the universe, drawing her into conflict with her colleagues and the scientific establishment, but also casting her back to the tragic loss that defined her childhood. As the implications of her discovery gather momentum, and her relationships spiral out of control, Jeanette’s own grip on reality is threatened, finally forcing her to confront the hidden past. This bittersweet debut novel blends black comedy, heartbreaking tragedy, and fascinatingly accessible science, in an intricate and beautiful examination of one woman’s disintegration and journey to redemption. Pippa Goldschmidt has a PhD in astronomy and worked as an astronomer for several years, followed by posts in the civil service, including working in outer space policy. She has written on astronomy for the New York Times. In 2012 she was awarded a prestigious Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland New Writers Award. The Falling Sky was runner-up in the Dundee International Book Prize. Fiction • 264 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754141 • May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

The Healing of Luther Grove Barry Gornell In a beautifully written, brooding, and visceral modern gothic thriller, a boundary dispute in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands escalates out of control, pitting local against incomer with explosive and violent consequences “This is a debut? Stunning, absolutely stunning.” —www.crimesquad.com “Dripping with Gothic menace and echoing the rural noir of writers such as Daniel Woodrell and Donald Ray Pollock . . . a fantastically rounded fictional debut.” —Big Issue Arriving at their idyllic and newly renovated Highland home, wealthy 30-somethings John and Laura Payne hope they are leaving their problems behind in the city. But the couple’s presence disturbs neighbor and local eccentric Luther Grove, forcing him to confront longburied secrets; secrets that draw him inextricably to Laura and trigger an instant conflict with John. The arrival of John’s brother, Frank, proves to be the spark that ignites this highly combustible triangular relationship, ultimately threatening the safety and sanity of all four as they are propelled towards a bloody and tragic dénouement. In a stunning debut, Barry Gornell builds the tension flawlessly, showing genuine sympathy for his principle characters in this elegant, claustrophobic, and acutely observed psychological thriller. Barry Gornell is a novelist/screenwriter, former firefighter, truck driver, and book shop manager. He was awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Bursary. His short fiction has been published in several publications. Fiction • 198 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754028 • May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

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Four New Words for Love Michael Cannon A charming, deeply moving portrait of an unlikely friendship between a well-to-do widower and a young homeless woman that helps both overcome their tainted pasts and rediscover happiness Christopher is a decent, elderly, suburban Londoner learning to live again after his release from a loveless marriage following the death of his wife. By chance he meets Gina, a young homeless woman from Glasgow, on Waterloo Bridge. With newfound spontaneity, he offers her a room for the night, and there begins an unlikely platonic friendship between two people from opposite ends of the country, both geographically and socially. Gina has left behind a life devoid of opportunity and a dark tragedy, and slowly, under Christopher’s protection, she re-finds her confidence. But a casual remark shatters their fragile domestic idyll, forcing Christopher to leave London and travel to Glasgow’s mean streets to find and be reconciled with his new friend. This is a beautifully crafted portrait of two damaged lives from different ends of the social spectrum who are both seeking release from the mistakes and thwarted potential of the past. Michael Cannon demonstrates a masterful restraint and boundless empathy in his development of two unforgettable characters attempting to change their lives. Michael Cannon is the author of The Borough, A Conspiracy of Hope, and Lachlan’s War. Fiction • 232 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754240 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

Call of the Undertow Linda Cracknell A beautifully written, haunting tale of motherhood, guilt, myth, and redemption set on the rugged coast at Scotland’s furthest edge “Mysterious, deeply touching, and makes enchantment feel very close to daily life.” —Sara Maitland, author, A Book of Silence When Maggie Thame, a childless 40-something woman from Oxford, relocates to a remote village at Scotland’s most northern edge, it’s clear she’s running away. But to the villagers of Duncanby the question remains, from what? Pursuing her career as a freelance cartographer, she lives in self-imposed isolation, seeking refuge in the harsh beauty of her surroundings. This is disturbed when she falls into an uneasy friendship with Trothan Gilbertson, a strange, otherworldly local nine-year-old. Like Maggie, it’s unclear where Trothan really comes from, and what secrets might be lurking in his past. The lives of both become intertwined, with violent consequences that will change the lives of the woman and boy forever, forcing Maggie to confront the tragic events that first drew her to this isolated place. This debut novel explores themes of motherhood, guilt, myth, and the elemental forces of nature in a lyrical, taut, and haunting account of damaged lives seeking redemption. Linda Cracknell was short-listed for the Scottish First Book Award for her short story collection Life Drawing. She is also the author of A Searching Glance. Fiction • 256 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754301 • April • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

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My Gun Was as Tall as Me Toni Davidson An unflinching, utterly gripping examination of state oppression in Burma and the physical, emotional, and moral consequences for both ordinary Burmese and those from the West attempting to provide aid “A story masterfully structured around amazingly nuanced characters. . . . For anyone who would make a difference in the world, this novel should be required reading.” —Jim Dodge, author, Fup “Gritty, compulsively readable.” —Library Journal on Scar Culture High in the Alps, Tuvol, the son of a great European humanitarian, crawls into a snow hole in a deliberate attempt to die. On the other side of the world, in the stifling heat of a South East Asian jungle, twin boys, Lynch and Leer—robbed of speech at birth by a mother unhinged by atrocity—await yet another military assault on their decimated village. Saved from suicide by Etaine, an NGO worker, Tuvol leaves his dysfunctional family, following her to South East Asia to try and find purpose helping those maimed, orphaned, and displaced by a brutal regime. As Tuvol and the twins both flee their very different personal traumas, fate draws them together in a way that changes all three lives forever. At once tender and harrowing, this meticulously researched, epic story of family disintegration, state-sponsored persecution, and the irreconcilable compromises of delivering aid is truly unforgettable. Toni Davidson is the author of the novel Scar Culture, which was translated into nine languages and won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Fiction • 256 pp • 5 x 8 9780956613592 • April • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

Killing the Messenger Christopher Wallace A gripping, intelligent, high stakes political conspiracy thriller with a satirical edge, exposing the ad industry’s subliminal programming of the Facebook generation, the cynicism of government spin, and the temptations of power “Viciously satirical. Wallace . . . uses his insider knowledge to take a delicious sideswipe . . . portraying a frighteningly plausible scenario of political and media manipulation.” —Big Issue It’s the near future and a beleaguered UK prime minister resigns, making way for a surprise and triumphal return by his charismatic predecessor. The nation’s mental “well-being” is placed at the top of the political agenda and the party’s rising star, Dr. Greig Hynd, is catapulted into high office to lead the flagship policy. Meanwhile advertising executive Calum Begg has stumbled on mass communication techniques whose extraordinary results promise unlimited power to anyone ruthless enough to use them. One man will take that risk and another will sacrifice everything to try and stop him. Christopher Wallace uses his insider’s knowledge of government advertising to create a wholly credible conspiracy, brilliantly satirizing those who serve power and those who pursue it. Christopher Wallace is communications director of a major public sector organization and former managing director of a leading advertising agency employed in successive government advertising campaigns. His first novel, The Pied Piper’s Poison, won the Saltire First Book of the Year. He is also the author of The Resurrection Club and The Pirate. Fiction • 294 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754196 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

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Love Sex Travel Musik Rodge Glass Beautifully crafted, perceptive, sometimes shocking, and often heartbreaking stories that examine the impact of cheap international travel on modern lives and relationships “If Raymond Carver and Kafka were put in a room together and asked to rewrite a Lonely Planet Guide for 2013, then I guess it would look something like this.” —Helen Walsh, author, Brass “Potentially one of the most perceptive pieces of modern writing to date. . . . The book’s razor-sharp narrative offers a witty and fearless exploration of the human condition.” —List A boys’ weekend in Eastern Europe spirals out of control. A bleeding tourist is rescued by a stranger in downtown Toronto. A middle-aged woman vacationing in Tunisia considers the local options for love. An unemployed man shares his fantasies of a sex tour of Arizona with his long-suffering girlfriend. A woman is drawn into an impromptu but life-changing football game in the heart of the Amazon. With wit, wisdom, insight, and pathos, this collection examines men and women of all ages who, through the advent of discount air travel, play out their lives and loves across the globe. It brilliantly captures the isolation, dislocation, and occasional epiphanies of those who find themselves 1,000 miles from home, and those who long to be. Rodge Glass is a novelist and the author of the biography Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won a Somerset Maugham Award. Fiction • 234 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 B/W Photos • 1 Map 9781908754165 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

Furnace Wayne Price An outstanding collection of contemporary short stories from a unique and virtuoso new voice, combining the fearlessness of Raymond Carver and subtlety of William Trevor with the unflinching vision of Paul Bowles “Wayne Price is one of the most impressive writers of his generation. Like Raymond Carver, he is as accomplished a poet as he is a short story writer, and the two disciplines complement each other perfectly.” —Alan Spence, author, The Pure Land “Wayne Price displays a masterful command of a notoriously tricky form . . . a collection that truly impresses with its breadth, precision, and confidence.” —Scotland on Sunday In evading an ingratiating unofficial guide, a hapless backpacker seals his fate. A woman undertakes a pilgrimage to where her boyfriend died with another girl. A young man abroad resists returning home for crucial medical treatment. A summer worker is drawn into a menage a trois with a colleague and his boss. From the scorched hillsides of Morocco and heat of a Californian summer to the ferocity of the Spanish afternoon and discomfort of a Scottish heatwave, Wayne Price’s characters sweat under the glare of both the sun and their author’s forensic gaze. Wayne Price has won many international prizes for his short stories and poetry and his work has been widely published in anthologies and journals. Furnace was short-listed for the Scottish First Book of the Year and longlisted for Frank O’Connor Short Story Award and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Fiction • 168 pp • 5 x 8 9780956613585 • April • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

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Naw Much of a Talker Pedro Lenz An award-winning comic novel about truth, lies, and storytelling, with an unforgettably unreliable narrator, translated from its innovative Swiss vernacular back into the Glaswegian that was its original inspiration Known only as “the goalie,” the novel’s narrator is always taking the blame. He’s just been released from jail, having kept quiet during a drug bust at his local pub. The goalie is a sucker for a good story, he lives and breathes them, is forever telling stories to himself and anyone who’ll listen. He returns to his hometown broke, falling in love with Regi, a barmaid. On a trip together to Spain, to hook up with his shady friends, Regi realizes that this obsession with storytelling has its downsides, the goalie all too ready to believe the yarns his so-called friends spin. This novel is a charming, hilarious tour through the goalie’s anecdotes. Storytelling is his way of avoiding problems and conflict, his crowning achievement and tragic flaw. Regi concludes that it isn’t a woman the goalie needs, but an audience. Pedro Lenz harnesses his considerable powers as a performer and oral storyteller in this powerful and unforgettable celebration of the rhythms and musicality of the spoken word. Pedro Lenz is an award-winning spoken word artist. He was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize and won the Berne Literature Prize for Naw Much of a Talker, originally published as Der Goalie bin ig, which is also to be made into a film. Fiction • 240 pp • 5 x 8 9781908754226 • July • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Freight Books

Apocalypse Next Tuesday David Safier The course of true love never runs smoothly, especially when the Apocalypse gets in the way—a hilarious rom-com; Bridget Jones meets Life of Brian When 30-something Marie jilts her boring boyfriend at the altar she wonders if life can get any worse. So when a handsome carpenter comes to work on the roof, she realizes she has nothing to lose by asking him out. Even his bizarre assertions that he is Jesus isn’t enough to put Marie off—her biological clock is ticking, and it’s time to settle down. Meanwhile, Satan (a dead ringer for George Clooney) is on the prowl, recruiting horsemen for next week’s Armageddon, scheduled for Tuesday, and Archangel Gabriel has discovered the pleasures of the flesh and is off on a sex marathon. Things are looking grim. Fortunately, Marie is dating the son of God—maybe, just maybe, he can get things straightened out. Provocative and blasphemous (with added pizza), this is a wonderfully light, witty book full of surprises. David Safier is a German screenwriter and novelist. His debut novel Lousy Karma sold more than 850,000 copies in Germany. Fiction • 272 pp • 5 x 8 9781843915072 • August • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Hesperus Nova

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Guard Your Daughters Diana Tutton Meet the five eccentric Harvey sisters, Morgan, Pandora, Cressida, Thisby, and Teresa, in this enthralling, heartwarming, and ultimately moving period novel, perfect for fans of Dodie Smith The five Harvey sisters are unconventional, unschooled, and oddly named by their famous detective writer father and fragile mother. Still living in the comfort of the rural family home, apart from Pandora who has done the impossible and managed to bag herself a husband, the eccentric sisters are largely left to their own devices, living at a distance from the outside world. So when Gregory turns up on their doorstop unexpectedly one afternoon, his car having broken down, Morgan declares it fate and welcomes the somewhat stunned Gregory into the female dominated household. Plied with tea and toast he is rather flabbergasted but captivated by Thisbe in her slightly inappropriate skiing trousers, Cressida’s desperate attempts to hide the stockings and snow boots in the room, and Morgan’s blunt honesty. The excitement of Gregory’s visit disrupts the sisters stable world, making them question their secluded existence. However, Mrs. Harvey is not at all pleased by the blossoming friendship and new acquaintances Gregory brings into the girls lives. Can the close family unit stay together in the face of change? Tutton has created a world abound in wonderful period detail, populated with lively, likeable characters you will long remember after turning the last page. Diana Tutton was a novelist. Fiction • 246 pp • 5 x 8 9781843914921 • July • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Hesperus Classics

The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska A luminously written, rich tale of a country on the brink of independence, and split personal loyalties within postcolonial society “Sprawling but intellectually taut. . . . There is much to admire. The writing at times is luminous.” —Guardian “In the entwinement of large and smaller histories Modjeska brings her honed talents to the creation of a multifarious, extraordinary, and dazzling novel that feels nothing like a debut.” —Weekend Australian In 1968, Papua New Guinea is on the brink of independence, and everything is about to change. Amidst the turmoil ethnographic filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in the mountains. The villagers’ customs and art have been passed down through generations, and Rika is immediately struck by their paintings on a cloth made of bark. Rika and Leonard are also confronted with the new university in Moresby, where intellectual ambition and the idealism of youth are creating friction among locals such as Milton, a hot-headed young playwright, and visiting Westerners, such as Martha, to whom Rika becomes close. But it is when Rika meets brothers Jacob and Aaron that all their lives are changed forever. Drusilla Modjeska’s sweeping novel takes us deep into this fascinating, complex country, whose culture and people cannot escape the march of modernity that threatens to overwhelm them. Short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, this is a riveting story of love, loss, grief, and betrayal. Drusilla Modjeska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers. The Mountain is her first novel. Fiction • 432 pp • 5 x 8 9781742758954 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Vintage Australia

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Come to the Edge Joanna Kavenna A critically acclaimed satire from one of the Granta Best of Young British Writers “An absolute knock-out—had me laughing again and again.” —Chris Cleave, author, Little Bee “Laugh? I nearly exploded reading Kavenna’s knock-out satire on alternative lifestyle. . . . This book is just the job for any city slicker craving the good life.” —Daily Mail

• Author tour to include Calgary Wordfest (October 19 & 20), Toronto International Festival of Authors (October 24), and Vancouver Writers Fest (October 25 & 26) Cassandra White is a woman on a mission. Her Lakeland farm may be falling apart, but at least she’s escaped the madness of modern life. But when her valley is invaded by bankers buying up second homes, she’s determined to put up a fight. What begins as a hare-brained scheme with a few unruly locals soon has the whole community taking up arms—and, before she knows it, Cassandra’s leading a revolution. Joanna Kavenna is the award-winning author of Inglorious and The Birth of Love. She won the Orange New Writers Prize in 2008, was named as one of the Telegraph’s 20 Writers Under 40 in 2010, and was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011. Fiction • 304 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781780872162 • October • (Can $13.95) Paper • Quercus

Wings of a Sparrow A Comedy Dougie Brimson A comedy about soccer, fortune, and a fanatical fan “A comedy of epic proportions.” —InternationalSoccerNetwork.com When Rob Cooper, editor of the anarchic soccer fanzine Wings of a Sparrow, receives the latest in a long line of solicitors letters, he suspects yet another law suit has landed in his lap. Instead, he finds himself slap bang in the middle of a situation the likes of which fans the world over have dreamed about since the birth of the game. He gets the chance to be chairman of his rival soccer team, giving Rob the chance to do to City what he, as a United supporter, has always dreamt of doing. But when your dreams become a reality, they very quickly take on a very different meaning. Sometimes they can even turn into nightmares. Not simply a tale of revenge and bitterness, this is a lighthearted story of one man, the great game, a small fortune, and a season of personal discovery. Dougie Brimson is the author of March of the Hooligans and has written extensively for various magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the Guardian, Loaded, the New York Times, the Sun, and the Times. He wrote the screenplay for the feature Green Street Hooligans starring Elijah Wood, which won prizes at Malibu Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival. Fiction • 249 pp • 5 x 8 9781907565434 • May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Caffeine Nights Publishing

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The Love and Death of Caterina Andrew Nicoll A novel about love, greed, and the lengths one man will go to protect his reputation “Elegant, wise, ironic—a gripping and impressive piece of work.” —Times Literary Supplement “Told with fantastical detail, delightful insights, and a touch of humor . . . a genuine treat.” —Publishers Weekly on The Good Mayor Only a few weeks after it happened, Luciano Valdez was almost unable to believe that he had ever been a murderer. Caterina is beautiful, sensuous, gifted—a woman alive with possibility. When she walks into a room, no one can look away. Luciano Valdez, a celebrated writer and respected university lecturer whose life is teetering on the edge of despair, believes Caterina to be the most astonishing woman he has ever met. Convinced she will reignite his life and work, Luciano finds himself falling in love with her, with devastating consequences. Andrew Nicoll is a journalist. His first novel, The Good Mayor, won the Saltire First Book Award and has been translated into 20 languages. Fiction • 368 pp • 5 x 8 9781849164733 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Quercus

My Hundred Lovers Susan Johnson A woman reflects on her life of sensual and sexual experience in an extraordinary, beautiful, and shocking new novel from one of Australia’s premier novelists “Through these vivid stories of the flesh, a mind and a soul emerge in full. Susan Johnson is a writer in her prime, and her most enduring love affair is with language itself.” —Geraldine Brooks, author, Year of Wonders “Johnson’s writing is sensual, intimate, and deeply moving as it salutes the joys and foibles of romantic love, familial love, and maternal love.” —Australian Book Review That afternoon in the small bedroom the light was blue. The curtains were cream and blew softly in the wind. There was a cry, far off, almost out of earshot. There was a man in my bed and I did not know how he got there. A woman, on the eve of her 50th birthday, reflects on 100 moments from a lifetime’s sensual adventures. After the love, hatred, and despair are done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting, and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel. Lyrical and exquisite, it captures the sheer wonder of life, desire, and love. Susan Johnson is the author of A Better Woman, The Broken Book, and Hungry Ghosts. She has been short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Miles Franklin Award, the National Biography Award, and many others. Fiction • 276 pp • 5 x 8 9781743315699 • June • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Fifty Shades of Domination My True Story Mistress Miranda One girl’s journey from a poor, but conventional, family background to life as Britain’s foremost dominatrix Here is the intelligent, funny story of how one mistress made her way to the top—a warm and moving true story of triumph over family intrigue and tragedy. At the age of eight, Miranda discovered that her beloved “mummy and daddy” were, in fact, her grandparents, and her real mother was the woman she had always known as her elder sister. Miranda writes honestly about her struggle to accept the trauma of these new family relationships. She details how she became a teenage “wild child,” experimenting with sexual tastes that, from the start, involved dominating her boyfriend. Unable to cope with this bright but willful teenager, her elderly grandparents were forced to tell her to leave, and at just 16 Miranda was homeless and penniless. To fund her studies she first became a teenage receptionist for “working-girls,” but soon realized that her own sexual tastes were well suited to satisfy a vast demand from submissive men. Here, Miranda relays the tales of the men, women, and couples who have visited her extensive dungeon chambers over the past two decades for fetish fun. This is not a book about sex for money; but about work that is a mixture of fetish fashion, complex psychological role play, bondage, and domination. Mistress Miranda is a dominatrix. Biography/Sexuality • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781782197485 • May • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • John Blake

Surrender to Mr X Rosi Mundi A hotel hostess with a naughty after-hours occupation, Vanessa isn’t about to say no to a bit of fun—until Mr. X steps into her life and redraws all the boundaries Vanessa d’A works on reception in one of London’s plusher hotels, offering her services to special guests both on the books and after hours. It is the perfect setup—she does what she loves (sex), and buys what she wants (Christian Lacroix). Then Vanessa meets Mr. Alden X: a wellheeled gentleman looking for a little something more. He’s willing to pay for it too, and before she knows it, Vanessa is established in Mr. X’s gorgeous Hampstead home. But this job turns out to be anything but ordinary, and Mr. X’s tastes run rather to extremes. Voyeurism, bondage, roleplay—is Mr. X just another notch on Vanessa’s bedpost, or has she finally taken on more than she can handle? Rosa Mundi is the pseudonym of one of Britain’s best-known female novelists. Erotica • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781782065104 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Quercus

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If I Tell You . . . I’ll Have to Kill You Australia’s Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets Edited by Michael Robotham Australia’s best crime writers—Michael Robotham, Kerry Greenwood, Peter Corris, Tara Moss, and more—share the secrets to their success, their best writing tips, and their favorite must-reads “The most suspenseful book I read all year.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly on Shatter In this guide for fans and writers alike, a group of leading crime writers take on the question: what is the secret to good crime writing? Their conclusions are fascinating, provocative, and often surprising, and they are all drawn from the hard school of personal experience. Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys. Whether you’re a fan of crime fiction or true crime, or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice, and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney’s near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead’s adventures as a stripper, and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong. There are stories of struggle and triumph, near misses and murderous intent, as these writers lay bare their souls and reveal their secrets as never before, along with their rules for writing and reading lists. But beware—they will have to kill you. Michael Robotham is a successful crime writer whose psychological thrillers have been translated into 22 languages and highly acclaimed by such publications as Booklist, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, the New York Times, and People. His books include Say You’re Sorry, Shatter, and Suspect. Writing • 328 pp • 5 x 8 9781743313480 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

James Herbert 1943–2013 Craig Cabell Introduction by Ingrid Pitt The legacy of a master of horror lives on in this fully authorized biography James Herbert was an enduringly popular author whose books sell in the hundreds of thousands across the world and are made into films. He broke away from the cut-and-thrust populist horror novels of the 1970s and 1980s to create more thought-provoking works, featuring the scientific reasoning behind the manifestations of the ghosts and spirits in which he truly believed. Yet despite his worldwide fan base, surprisingly little is known about the man himself. Before his recent death, James Herbert granted his friend and confidant Craig Cabell more than a dozen exclusive candid interviews. The result is an incredibly frank and revealing portrait of one of the giants of contemporary popular fiction, shedding light on his personal demons that drove the boy from London’s East End to become the preeminent horror writer of his generation. Cabell shares personal correspondence and reminiscences, including one of Herbert’s previously unpublished pieces, entitled To Ye All. In addition to this, James granted the author full access to his photographic archives, making this a book that no James Herbert fan can be without. Craig Cabell is the author of The Doctors: Who’s Who, Ian Fleming’s Secret War, and Terry Pratchett. Ingrid Pitt (1937–2010) was a longtime friend of James Herbert’s. An actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s, she was also a writer, whose works include a screenplay based on Herbert’s The Dark. Biography • 282 pp • 5 x 8 • 34 B/W Photos 9781782196709 (Replaces 9781843580591) • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) New in Paper Metro Books

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Lorca: Living in the Theatre Gwynne Edwards Now in paperback, a study of the life and work of an enigma in the world of theatre and poetry—awarded Choice’s Outstanding Academic Book of the Year upon first publication “Excellent . . . Edwards’s prose is clear, with wonderful detail illuminating Lorca’s plays and, to some extent, his poetry. In addition to gaining a better understanding of Lorca’s work, one also gains insight into the Spain of the 1920s and 1930s.” —Library Journal Lorca’s theatre, like that of Strindberg and Tennessee Williams, voices his personal dilemmas, not least his homosexuality. This study of all his plays examines the way in which the dramatist’s life was transformed into high art through influences as varied as Surrealism and Greek tragedy. In an attempt to cover as many aspects of Lorca’s theatre and the time in which he lived as possible, the book deals not only with the plays themselves but includes material on the social and political character of the 1920s and 1930s, on the cultural background, on Lorca’s friendships with Dalí and Buñuel, and on the performances of the plays in his lifetime and afterwards. Gwynne Edwards is the author of several books, including The Discreet Art of Luis Buñuel; Flamenco!; and Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí. Biography/Drama • 200 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780720615548 (Replaces 9780720611489) • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) New in Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries Edited by Joan Russell Noble A landmark study of Virginia Woolf, now back in print “The tantalizingly brief, strongly personal recollections of a fascinating bunch of characters tell us far more than any other biography.” —Daily Mail “Enthralling. . . . To read this book is to get to know a wonderful human being who was also a most gifted writer.” —Sunday Times Recollections, anecdotes and firsthand impressions—including pieces from some of the leading lights of the Bloomsbury Group—are gathered together in this perceptive and profound volume. Many pieces were specially written for the original edition of this book, including work by Duncan Grant, Rebecca West, and T. S. Eliot, while perhaps its most famous piece—by a member of her household staff—movingly describes her on the day of her death. From all these reminiscences, a composite and complex portrait of the artist emerges, one that no fan of her writings should be without. Joan Russell Noble was a renowned Woolf scholar whose Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries was universally acclaimed on publication. It has remained an invaluable source on the Bloomsbury Group. Biography • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780720615586 • May • $23.95 (Can $28.95) Paper Reissue • Peter Owen Publishers

Chaucer’s Knight The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary Terry Jones Fourth edition of Terry Jones’s groundbreaking study, featuring new material and research Since it was first published in 1980, Terry Jones’s study of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Knight has proved to be one of the most enduringly popular and controversial books ever to hit the world of Chaucer scholarship. Jones questions the accepted view of the Knight as a paragon of Christian chivalry, and argues that he is in fact no more than a professional mercenary who has spent his life in the service of petty despots and tyrants around the world. This edition includes astonishing new evidence from Jones, who argues that the character of the Knight was actually based on Sir John Hawkwood (d.1394), a marauding English freebooter and mercenary who pillaged his way across northern Italy during the 14th century, running protection rackets on the Italian Dukes and creating a vast fortune in the process. Terry Jones is the author of several acclaimed works on the Middle Ages including Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives and Who Murdered Chaucer? He is a former member of Monty Python. Literary Criticism • 340 pp • 5 x 8 9780413777348 • May • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Methuen

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Poetry of the World Wars Edited by Michael Foss With 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, this anthology features poetry from the leading war poets, members of the armed forces involved in both wars, and contributions from civilians A tribute to the triumph of the human spirit over the desolation and waste of both World Wars, this collection not only includes many of the famous works by the leading war poets, but also verse by soldier, sailor, and airmen poets, and by civilians. Works included are by Sassoon, Owen, Rosenberg, Edward Thomas, and Sidney Keyes, as well as those lesser known for such verse, among them Hardy, Kipling, Chesterton, D. H. Lawrence, and Ezra Pound. From the hellish visions and overwhelming grief of early writers, to the more private and personal reflections of the poets of World War II, this collection is a eulogy to them all. Michael Foss is the author of Out of India: A Raj Childhood and The Road Taken. Poetry/Military • 192 pp • 6 x 9 9781782431480 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

A Martial Miscellany Advice on Life from Military Men Jeremy Archer A collection of extracts combining advice (both sage and satirical) and life lessons from military figures through the ages From Napoleon Bonaparte to Winston Churchill, military experience has provided both men and women through the ages with a wealth of sage advice and wise council, not only on wartime strategy, but on lessons for living a good life; from the moral and political dimensions of conflict, to leadership, work, marriage, family, and friendship. Historian Jeremy Archer has delved into his personal archives to compile an absorbing and illuminating collection of advice from military figures through the ages, from great generals and military strategists, to wartime leaders, soldiers, writers, and poets. Ranging in tone from the heartfelt—such as letters of advice written from fathers to sons—to more lighthearted instruction, this collection of military wisdom provides a wealth of wise words, humorous anecdotes, and witty bon mots, as well as life lessons learned by military figures that still resonate strongly today. Jeremy Archer is a historian who served in the British Army for 10 years. Military/Literary Collections • 160 pp • 5 x 8 9781909653344 • June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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Poems to Learn by Heart Ana Sampson A collection of some of the finest and memorable poems to learn by heart “Paths of glory,” “Theirs not to reason why,” “When you are old and grey and full of sleep,” “A handful of dust,” and “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”—these and many others are famous lines of poetry that often occur in everyday speech. However, most people find it difficult to recall the rest of the poem, and that is where this book comes in handy. An anthology to warm the coldest heart or charm the least romantic soul, this is a collection of poems (or in some cases, extracts) that are not only memorable, but also allow themselves to be easily imprinted in the mind. This is the perfect book for anyone with even the vaguest interest in poetry, providing a wonderful opportunity to revisit those much-loved lines remembered from earlier days. Ana Sampson is the author of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and Tyger Tyger Burning Bright. Poetry • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782431459 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Carpe Diem Make the Most of Life Summersdale An inspirational gift, suitable for any occasion “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” —John F. Kennedy Today holds an infinite number of opportunities; the rest of one’s life is just waiting for one to reach out and grab it by the horns. This little book, packed full of inspiring quotations and mottos, is just what one needs to launch into exciting new adventures and achievements. Seize the day. Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers. Reference/Inspirational • 160 pp • 5 x 5 9781849534857 • May • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Jane Austen: A Treasury Constance Moore Bringing together the best quotes from all of her works, this book complements any reader’s Austen collection “One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.” —Pride and Prejudice Throughout the ages Jane Austen has charmed and delighted readers with her sharp wit and sweeping romances. This treasury of classic quotations encompasses the best of her timeless wisdom, guaranteed to enchant new readers and bring pleasure to seasoned enthusiasts. Tartly humorous, brimming with romance, and full of the essential truths of love and life, this is Austen at her finest. Constance Moore is the author of several books, including Hints on Cookery from the Victorians, Jane Austen on Love and Romance, and What Would Dickens Do? Reference • 128 pp • 4.5 x 7 9781849533584 • May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Garden Wisdom Felicity Hart A practical, pocket-sized miscellany packed with useful advice that will appeal to novice and experienced gardeners “We may think we are nurturing our garden but of course it’s our garden that is nurturing us.” —Jenny Uglow Plant, water, hoe, and prune all the way to the perfect garden with the help of this handy book of gardening wisdom. With advice on everything from growing vegetables to choosing the perfect plants for the flowerbed, along with thought-provoking quotes to inspire and delight, this book will help keep those green fingers busy all year round. Felicity Hart is a gift book author. Reference/Gardening • 128 pp • 4 x 5.5 9781849533867 • April • $8.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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If Our Love Were a Book . . . This Is How It Would Look Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar Full of imaginative line drawings and heartwarming ballads, this is the perfect gift for any romantic If I were a dream And I were yours to keep, I’d make your dreams come true by day, Not only in your sleep. This collection of heartfelt poems and adorable illustrations captures some of the sweetest, most whimsical, romantic gestures that could ever be imagined—the perfect way to show a loved one just how much they are cared for. Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are the authors of Me Without You and We Without You. They have won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Book of the Week and the U.S. Parents’ Voice Award in 2006 and 2009. They both live in California. Poetry • 80 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849533379 • Available $8.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale

To the One I Love Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar With adorable illustrations to match the different ways this couple loves each other, this book is perfect for lovers Yes, you’re the best . . . You pass every test You know north from north-west . . . I’m always impressed At the end of the day . . . We’re each other’s foot-rest Sometimes people can be lost for words when trying to tell someone how special they are, but this will get the message across like nothing else! Put a smile on a loved one’s face with this cute and quirky love story. Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are the authors of Me Without You and We Without You. They have won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Book of the Week and the U.S. Parents’ Voice Award in 2006 and 2009. They both live in California. Poetry • 80 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 Four-color Interior 9781849532006 • June $8.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth Summersdale

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365 DAYS OF . . . Each: Inspirational • 160 pp • 4 x 5 • April • $8.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale

365 Days of Inspiration Lizzie Cornwall A book chock-full of inspirational quotes and ideas that will keep your brain stimulated all year “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” —Milton Berle Be inspired in a different way every day with this book of motivational quotations and creative ideas to stimulate the mind. Lizzie Cornwall is the author of 365 Days of Happiness and You’re Never Too Old To . . . 9781849533317

365 Days of Mindfulness Yvette Jane A book of spiritual quotations and ideas that will rejuvenate your mind 365 days a year “Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain.” —Brenda MacIntyre Create a moment of mindfulness every day with this book of inspirational quotations and insightful activities to refresh one’s spirit. Yvette Jane is the founder of Place of Serenity, where she teaches mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation. 9781849533294

365 Days of Romance Lizzie Cornwall A book of romantic quotations and ideas that will keep one smitten all year “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” —Ingrid Bergman Celebrate love in a different way every day with this book of heartwarming quotations and fun ideas to keep one enamored. Lizzie Cornwall is the author of 365 Days of Happiness and You’re Never Too Old To . . . 9781849533300

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YOU MAY BE . . . BUT YOU’VE STILL GOT IT Summersdale Now’s the time to rediscover yourself and start ticking things off that wish list—even if it’s a list you never knew you had. Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers. Each: Humor/Reference • 96 pp • 4 x 5.5 • May • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

You May Be 40 but You’ve Still Got It They’re called the naughty 40s for a reason, so enjoy them in style with these inspirational tips and ideas. 9781849533478

You May Be 50 but You’ve Still Got It Celebrate the fabulous 50s in style with these inspirational tips and ideas. 9781849533485

You May Be 60 but You’ve Still Got It Enjoy swinging the 60s in style with these inspirational tips and ideas for sexagenarians who are young at heart. 9781849533492

You May Be 70 but You’ve Still Got It Celebrate the start of a fabulous new decade in style with these inspirational hints and tips for a sophisticated septuagenarian. 9781849533508

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WORDS OF WISDOM Summersdale With motivational words from writers, spiritual leaders, and philosophers, these beautifully presented collections of quotations and thoughts will benefit the mind and heart and make a real difference every day. Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers. Each: Reference/Inspirational • 96 pp • 4 x 5.5 • April • $8.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Inspiration “Aim for the moon. If you miss you may hit a star.” —W. Clement Stone 9781849533850

Happiness “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” —Emily Dickinson 9781849533843

Calm “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” —Lao Tzu 9781849533829

Wisdom “Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” —Colette 9781849533836

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YOU ARE . . .

You Are Clairvoyant Oracle Cards BelindaGrace Illustrations by Elaine Marson A beautiful set of 44 Oracle cards, based on BelindaGrace’s book You Are Clairvoyant, is accompanied by a booklet explaining card layouts Beautifully produced to reflect BelindaGrace’s inspiring words, these Oracle cards are specially designed to give readers the guidance they need and enjoy on a daily basis, while assisting them in opening up natural intuitive and clairvoyant abilities. The deck can be used to help uncover and clear any personal blockages or issues, to develop a connection with personal angels and spirit guides, and to learn to hear and trust one’s own intuition more. The accompanying booklet provides simple layout suggestions to help plan and create a happier future and guide users along their highest personal path. The card layouts include Divine Guidance for Specific Issues and Questions, A Daily Message from Your Angels and Guides, The Priority Layout, and The Big Picture Layout. The illustrations were developed using layers of watercolor, colored pencils, and inks to produce images rich in color saturation and texture. This wonderful and practical tool can show any user how to develop their strengths, explore forgotten areas of their inner world, and trust their own intuition, clairvoyance, and Divine Guidance more and more. BelindaGrace is a clairvoyant healer. Elaine Marson is an illustrator. Body/Mind/Spirit • 104 pp • 5 x 6.5 9781921878794 (Replaces 9781921295256) • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Card Deck • Rockpool Publishing

Angel Wishes Inspirational Guidance from Your Angels Debbie Malone A beautifully boxed set of 52 affirmation cards, with messages channeled from angels—the perfect companion to Angel Whispers Go into nature and clear any negative thoughts or energies you may have. Do not be afraid to follow your dreams. Reconnect with your angels and higher self by using these cards to inspire and guide you with the challenges and decisions you face during your day. Discover what your angel wishes are for the events you encounter on your life’s journey. Pick a message each morning before you start your day to see what guidance or message your angels wish to share with you. Remember your angels love to guide and help you. You are never alone! The cards are sturdy and come with a magnetically sealing tactile box cover that replicates the feeling of feathers on angels. Debbie Malone is a medium, the author of Never Alone: A Medium’s Journey, and the creator Angel Whispers, an inspirational card pack. Body/Mind/Spirit • 52 pp • 4.5 x 2.5 Magnetic Closing Box, Includes 52 Affirmation Cards 9781925017007 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Card Deck Rockpool Publishing

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The Little Book of Everyday Miracles Sharon Snir An upbeat collection of inspiring true stories from everyday people, who share moments of unexpected courage and kindness, chance meetings, and remarkable coincidences

• Author tour to Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Just to hear about a miracle makes you feel more hopeful. It doesn’t matter whether this miracle happened to you or to a complete stranger—it can still delight you, and will leave you with a spring in your step. Suddenly life doesn’t seem so difficult. But where are miracles to be found, and how do they come about? In this beautiful collection of inspiring true stories, everyday people share moments of unexpected courage and kindness, chance meetings, and remarkable coincidences, showing us that miracles can take us out of the darkest places and give us the courage to get moving again. They’re a divine catalyst, which reminds us that the impossible may just be possible. Sharon Snir is a practicing psychotherapist. Inspirational/Body/Mind/Spirit • 230 pp • 5 x 7 9781743311332 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Wisdom for Your Life What I Have Learnt from Those Who have Passed Over Katrina Cavanough A psychic who works in a hospital shares some of her most memorable cases and what she has learned from those who have just passed over As a therapist and frontline social worker in a busy emergency department, Katrina faces psychological trauma, death, and grief every day of her working life. What makes her story so powerful is that she also communicates and receives messages from the souls of those who have died. Here she tells some of her many amazing stories from the death of a small baby, to a father who suicides, showing that those who have passed over continue to communicate with us and that death is anything but the end. Using her remarkable ability to talk with those who’ve passed over, she discovers a bounty of wisdom, and answers to some of life’s greatest questions. Katrina Cavanough is a child and family therapist, relationship therapist, drug and alcohol clinician, and a psychic currently featured on The One as one of the Top 10 Psychics in Australia. She’s been profiled in New Idea, That’s Life, and TV Week, and also hosts her own radio show Your Powerful Spirit which broadcasts in the U.S., Australia, and online. Body/Mind/Spirit • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781743314432 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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INSTANT EXPERT The Instant Expert series includes short, small-format books covering the core religious issues of the day. Each book is designed to give the reader all the essential information they need in an hour’s read.

Jesus Nick Page A first introduction to the son of God, allowing readers to get the basics in just an hour’s reading Who was Jesus, and why did he make such an impact on the world? What did he stand for, what did he say, and what did he do? Nick Page is the author of more than 60 books, including The Bible Companion, Lord Minimus, The MAP, and The Tabloid Bible. Religion & Theology • 96 pp • 5 x 7 9780745956411 • July • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Lion Books

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Why Can’t They Get Along? A Trialogue Between a Muslim, a Jew and a Christian Dan Cohn-Sherbo, Daewoud El-Alami, and George Chryssides A fascinating dialog between three authoritative writers exploring the question “Why do Christians, Muslims, and Jews not get along, since they all stem from one man, Abraham?” “Unique in brilliantly bringing together two authors who represent the two peoples in the conflict. . . . An essential primer.” —Library Journal on The Palestine-Israeli Conflict Three men of faith—one Jew, one Muslim, and one Christian—debate the differences between them. The result is a compelling discussion: What do their faiths teach on the big issues of life? What can be done to make for better relationships in the future? What can be done on the big global areas of conflict and tension? How can they get along? For hundreds of years, many of the biggest global conflicts have been fueled by religious hatred and prejudice. It is evident, in the early part of the 21st century that not much has changed. Whether it is fundamentalist Muslims waging jihad in Afghanistan and Pakistan, or the perpetual low-scale hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians, to the man in the street, religion seems to make people more likely to fight each other, not less. Why is this? Why Can’t They Get Along? is a powerful and muchneeded account. Current, passionate and compelling—it is essential reading. Dan Cohn-Sherbo is a rabbi, a Jewish theologian, and the author of more than 80 books, including Judaism: A Beginner’s Guide and Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism. Daewoud El-Alami is a lawyer and academic. They are the coauthors of The Palestine-Israeli Conflict. George Chryssides is a professor of philosophy and the author of such books as Christianity Today and Exploring New Religions. Religion & Theology • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9780745956053 • June • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Lion Books

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The Seven Deadly Sins And How to Overcome Them Graham Tomlin A theologian shows how contemporary culture finds each sin attractive, and suggests how we might overcome their destructiveness in practical and focused ways, drawing on the Christian faith “Tomlin’s strong, simple style should appeal to many Christian readers.” —Library Journal “This sprightly introduction to the seven deadlies—and sin in general—is reminiscent of such mid-20th-century authors as J. B. Phillips and C. S. Lewis in its clear presentation, measured conversational tone and often startling analysis.” —Publishers Weekly “I know I shouldn’t really, but it will be fun and won’t do any harm.” That’s the way we think of “sin” today. The word evokes smirks rather than shudders, and we find it hard to see why our ancestors got so agitated about it. If we do think about sin, we tend to equate it with such things as harming the environment or intolerance rather than gluttony or pride. This book seeks to restore the idea of sin to its proper place as something to be deeply feared. It explores the seven sins in turn, taking us on a spiritual journey toward a new and better way of life. It shows how contemporary culture reverses traditional wisdom, and finds each of them attractive in different ways. However, these practices are not peccadilloes but destructive habits, which destroy lives, relationships, environments, and societies. Finally, it shows how the Christian faith can offer resources to help remove these habits and replace them with more constructive ones. For all those interested in personal spirituality and philosophy, this is a thoughtful and accessible guide to wise living. Graham Tomlin is the author of Luther and His World and The Provocative Church. Religion & Theology • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9780745956435 (Replaces 9780745952215) • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Reissue Lion Books

The Midas Touch World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks Mark Daniels Packed with fascinating facts, a concise yet comprehensive introduction to world mythology This authoritative introduction to the legends of history will reintroduce readers to the Cyclops, Minotaur, and centaurs of the Ancient Greeks, as well as shed light on the wider world of mythology. The Midas Touch includes a stunning array of fascinating tales and gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse, and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe. In a concise yet comprehensive format, it is a wonderful evocation of the hugely entertaining stories and characters of mythology. Mark Daniels is a freelance writer. Folklore & Mythology/Reference • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782430353 • June • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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ANCIENT LEGENDS RETOLD A new series of ancient tales retold from a contemporary perspective, from Britain’s finest storytellers. These reworkings of legendary stories make connections between events in the tale and places that can be visited. Each: Folklore & Mythology • 160 pp • May • Paper • The History Press

The Legend of Pryderi Fiona Collins A new working of a key myth from Welsh mythology Pryderi led a rich life, but suffered an early death. He inhabited a warrior world: not the chivalry of courtly knights, nor the underhand dealings of the modern world of politics, but a world of battlefields, cattle raids, magic and might, life and death. Stories about Pryderi have been told time after time since the earliest days. The interwoven tales that tell his story, among many others, have come to be known as the Four Branches of the Mabinogion. You can find the newest versions on the tongues of storytellers—though perhaps, even among storytellers, there are not many who know or tell these tales, which are strange and puzzling. Fiona Collins is a storyteller who tells the rich tales and legends of Britain in both English and Welsh. She is the author of Denbighshire Folk Tales and the series editor for the Ancient Legends Retold series. 4.5 x 7 • 5 B/W Illustrations • 9780752490052 • $12.95 (Can $15.95)

The Legend of Vortigern Simon Heywood Introduction by Fiona Collins The only modern story of the legendary king who invited the English to Britain and discovered Arthur’s mentor, Merlin The tragedy of King Arthur is one segment of a vast cycle, the “Matter of Britain,” stretching across generations of early British kings. Vortigern is central to this cycle. King two generations before Arthur, he opens Britain to the Saxons, ancestors of the modern English. Rising from humble roots, he takes center stage at court in a crisis moment, plays and loses a vicious game of Dark Age power-politics, and is driven into exile in mountain wilderness, there to encounter dragons, demons, prophecy—and a child who turns out to be Merlin. He meets a hauntingly violent end at the hands of Arthur’s future father and uncle. Vortigern’s is a tale of courage, cowardice, glory and crime, tragedy and treason. He is virtually forgotten by modern readers—until now. Simon Heywood is a professor of folklore, storytelling, and creative writing who has published research internationally on contemporary storytelling. Fiona Collins is a storyteller who tells the rich tales and legends of Britain in both English and Welsh. She is the author of Denbighshire Folk Tales and the series editor for the Ancient Legends Retold series. 4.5 x 7 • 5 B/W Illustrations • 9780752490045 • $12.95 (Can $15.95)

Cuchulainn & The Crow Queen Bernard Kelly and June Peters A reworking of the key Irish myth exploring the life and loves of the great Irish hero Cuchulainn, making connections between events in the story and places in Ireland There was a time in Ireland’s history when chivalry and chieftainry ruled the land, when the country was occupied by bands of warriors who spoke only their native tongue and who cherished their heritage and civilization. This was the time of Cuchulainn. All of the warrior bands had their own Seanachie, a person responsible for recounting the deeds of times past, a chronicler of the ages. Cuchulainn was their most famous subject and hundreds of tales of his heroic and terrifying deeds—such as single-handedly defending Ulster at the age of 17, and his battle frenzy in which he knows neither ally nor enemy—have survived to this day. The seminal work on Cuchulainn is dense and complex. This is an exhilarating new telling of Cuchulainn for our time, full of valor, passion, and bloodshed. Bernard Kelly and June Peters are professional storytellers and the coauthors of The Seat Perilous. 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Illustrations • 9781845888169 • $14.95 (Can $17.95)

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Black Cats & Evil Eyes A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions Chloe Rhodes An amusing and scholarly look at the fascinating stories behind old-fashioned legends and superstition This collection investigates the origins of history’s most intriguing old-fashioned superstitions, many of which people still find themselves abiding by today. Hundreds of the beliefs passed down through the generations have their foundations in ancestry’s efforts to ward off evil, which they blamed for hardship, illness, and injustice in times when life was, as often as not, “nasty, brutish, and short.” Black Cats & Evil Eyes sets these superstitions in their historical and social context, explaining how fear of the devil, demons, evil spirits, and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. In examining many of our common superstitions, this book illuminates the customs, beliefs, and practices of an ancient, and often darker, human past. Chloe Rhodes is the author of several books, including A Certain “Je Ne Sais Quoi,” One for Sorrow, and The Office Book. Social Science/Body/Mind/Spirit • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 57 B/W Illustrations 9781843178873 • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Old Wives’ Lore A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies Polly Bloom Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems A combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear. Tried and tested tips to cure ailments such as warts, arthritis, and gout are interspersed with ancient old wives’ tales such as shaving a live chicken and tying it to the groin to ward off the plague. Taking in money-saving ideas, gardening knowledge, household management, and age-old remedies, the book demonstrates that while some tales are not to be relied upon, a great deal of old wives’ lore does have its practical merits. These fascinating tips and tricks will remind readers that sometimes old advice is still the best. Polly Bloom is a freelance writer, blogger, and author, and a regular contributor to various magazines and journals. Health/Folklore & Mythology • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782431473 • June • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams How the Names Became the Words Andrew Sholl The fascinating history behind eponyms—the people whose names were given to a discovery, invention, or place What’s in a name? From Achilles to zeppelin, the words used in everyday language invoke a cast of historical characters, from figures of ancient legend to modern-day sports stars. But ever wonder how on earth the names became everyday words? How, for example, did Italian nationalist leader Giuseppe Garibaldi give his name to something so sweet as a cookie? And who knew, when Odysseus set off on his 10-year voyage home in Homer’s epic, that long journeys would take his name? Behind so many words are real people with a story to tell. This fascinating book reveals the history behind the most familiar and more unusual eponyms. Andrew Sholl is the author of The Achilles to Zeppelin of Eponyms; The Name Game; and Wellington, Watts & Windsor Knots. Reference • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782430292 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

It’s About Time From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles and Light Years—A History Liz Evers Beautifully packaged, this book examines the people and places behind time’s inventions, and reveals oodles of quirky facts related to timekeeping From the Ice Age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. People have spent centuries developing new ways of measuring time, describing it and quantifying it, and such methods have given rise to some of the most technically and aesthetically beautiful devices ever invented. This book is a tribute to timekeeping in its many forms and takes in the most significant creations as well as countless time trivia. Peppered with time-related anecdotes and quotes, this is an essential handbook for anyone fascinated by the fourth dimension. Liz Evers is the author of I Told You I Was Ill and I Used to Know That. Reference/Science • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782430674 • April • $16.96 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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Back to Basics The Education You Wish You’d Had Caroline Taggart A compendium of those things you always meant to learn, from Latin verse to art history to cloud types, that doubles as a reminder of the basics and provides fresh, new information as well “Will do for grammar what Eats, Shoots and Leaves did for punctuation.” —Times Don’t know Midas from Oedipus? Wouldn’t recognize a concerto from a sonata? Many people wish that they could fill in the gaps in their education in order to avoid those embarrassing situations when they feel as if they don’t know things that others do. Caroline Taggart offers readers the opportunity to learn really useful information that was never taught in mainstream education, while also giving a refresher course on the main staples. From brushing up on Bible stories and classical architecture to identifying different types of clouds, their thirst for knowledge will be sated and education complete—and it’s fun to boot. Caroline Taggart is the author of several books, including Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Queen’s English, and Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home, and coauthor of My Grammar and I or Should That Be Me? Reference • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 22 B/W Illustrations • 6 Diagrams 9781843178798 • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Unbelievable! The Bizarre World of Coincidences Jenny Crompton A lighthearted compilation of stories of coincidence that shows what a strange place the world can be Chance encounters, history repeating, divine interventions—it’s strange how things turn out. With a host of funny, weird, and bizarre stories of coincidence, this is a fascinating collection of tales of synchronicity. The odd anecdotes collected here include the creepy goings-on on the set of The Exorcist, the estranged twins who ended up marrying each other, and the writer who predicted his own death. Strange but true, the stories contained in this book could happen to anyone. Jenny Crompton is a freelance writer and editor. Reference/Humor • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782430384 • June • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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1980s Bumper Activity Book 52 Grown-Up Projects That Look Back to the Future Mel Elliott A Magnum P.I. paper doll, a paint-by-number Ferris Bueller, a cassette tape greeting card—take a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s with 52 cool and easy-to-do art and design projects Stuffed to the gills with hugely quirky and fun things to do, this activity book contains easy-peasy instructions for making your own favorite art and design projects. Packed within its glorious technicolor pages are 52 awesome things to create, including: paper dolls of such icons as Alexis Carrington and Debbie Gibson, WHAM! puppets, a Pong duvet cover, a Pac Man cake to bake, a Super Mario cross-stitch, a Madonna and Sean commemorative plate, and such pictures to color in as Arnold “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout”-ing, Tom Cruise underwear dancing, and Aerosmith and Run DMC imploring you to “Walk this Way.” Don’t be a dipstick, step back in time to the decade no one wants to forget. Mel Elliott is the cocreator of ilovemel.me, a brand that designs and sells its own range of products that have been showcased in the Guardian and Paris Vogue, and in Top Shop. Her previous books include Beyonce Paper Doll, Bowie Paper Doll, Color Me Swoon, and Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling. Humor/Popular Culture • 144 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 120 Color Illustrations 9781907554797 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Portico

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Dad Dancing A Guide to Embarrassing Dads Everywhere Ian Allen It’s official: dads were put onto this planet to embarrass the rest of their families—a guide to the innumerable ways they achieve this Whether it’s ridiculous dancing, experimental facial hair, talking loudly in restaurants, or cringeworthy sportswear, dads have a special gift for humiliating other family members. Offering a wealth of highly useful information for the discerning dad, this guide documenting embarrassing dad skills includes such lists as 10 Worst Sentences Dads Can Slip into Wedding Speeches, 10 Fashion Fads Dads Really Shouldn’t Have Bothered With, and 10 Most Ridiculous Faces Dads Pull in Family Photographs, plus a handy diagrammatic guide to dancing like a dad, a “dad dictionary” of outdated and embarrassing phrases to use to shame your offspring in public, a guide to explaining technical things to people when you really don’t have a clue what you’re talking about, and much more. Packed with awkward family photos and action shots of dads doing the exasperating things they love to do, this book is ideal for the dad in your life, or for any unsuspecting man who’s about to become one. Ian Allen is the compiler of Crap Dad Jokes and The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes, and the father of three teenagers. Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 6.5 75 Color Photos • 79 B/W Illustrations 9781909396562 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth • Portico

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Man vs Life A Strategic Approach to Man StressTM Rob Pegley A lighthearted look at the average life of the adult middle-class man, as told using laugh-out-loud charts, graphs, and a PowerPoint-style format Over 30? Married? Children? Desk job? Out of shape? Stressed? Time poor? Jaded? Is this you? If so, here are some random things you might learn from Man vs Life. That whether we like it or not, our function in life is to facilitate family life (often grudgingly, i.e. “I’m not a taxi you know” or “you’re only nice to me when you want money”). That our children tell us we “need to take a chill pill.” That we all like pork belly and duck—and we will happily pick something off the floor to eat it if we feel it was only dropped in the last 48 hours. That love, sex, and friendship are all possible at once, but it’s a big ask over a long period of time. That two days’ sick leave is more believable than one. Taking a humorous look at the psyche of the married man in his 30s and 40s, who works in an office and is overrun by children and financial stress, this book gently mocks his domestic situation and the crises he faces on a daily basis. Rob Pegley was a freelance writer before becoming a full-time subeditor on a magazine, then a deputy editor, then an editor. He won an award as the British Society of Magazine Editors Specialist Editor of the Year in the late 1990s. Humor • 120 pp • 8 x 7 9781743361412 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Murdoch Books

Zombies from History Geoff Holder Full details on where to find, and how to kill, all of Britain’s most historic zombies—a guide for history lovers to get the most out of the zombie apocalypse Are you worried about the zombie apocalypse? Grab a copy of this book and make sure to secure yourself a better class of horrible death from one of Britain’s best-loved historical legends. Sixty fact files offer full zombie-hunting details, including the locations of tombs, any wounds or weaknesses, and a carefully calculated difficulty rating. High-profile targets include Jane Austen, Henry VIII, Richard III, and William Shakespeare. Other exciting targets include those with flesh-eating diseases, people who were buried alive, and some resurrected royal corpses. No apocalyptic history lover should leave home without this guide. Geoff Holder has written more than 20 books on the paranormal, including Bloody Scottish History, and gives talks at the Ghost Club and other well-known societies throughout the year. Humor • 200 pp • 5 x 8 6 Color Illustrations • 60 B/W Illustrations 9780752499642 • August $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press

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GLITZCH! Hugh Kellett Hugh Kellett has been in advertising since the 1970s. Most recently he worked for Publicis on brands such as L’Oreal, easyJet, and Fidelity. He also has a communications consultancy. Each: Humor • 158 pp • 6 x 6 • April • Paper • Bene Factum Publishing

Glitzch! USA How America Was First to Put a ‘Man on the Moose’ . . . and Other Ways Predictive Text Plays Havoc with History The American version of the Glitzch! series, in which genuine autocorrect failures deconstruct and distort the world around us, giving a whole new interpretation of U.S. history and culture From great men such as Grotesque Washing (George Washington) and Abrasive Luncheon (Abraham Lincoln), to the Civil War between the Considerates and the Unkind (Confederates and Union), to the first Man on the Moose (Man on the Moon), this fresh take on what makes the greatest country in the world what it is today will raise as many eyebrows as it will laughs. God bless the Untied States of Africa. 9781909657229 • $9.95 (Can $11.95)

Glitzch! How Predictive Text Plays Havoc with British History The first in a series of gift books, where mobile phone “autocorrect” humorously deconstructs and distorts to give a whole new interpretation of our history and culture No part of British life is left untouched, or rather “unGlitzched.” Let’s honor the majestic Queer Vicar (Queen Victoria), the Right Honorable Primary Monster (Prime Minister), and the National Death Device (National Health Service). 9781909657212 • $13.95 (Can $16.95)

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101 Uses of a Dead Kindle Adrian Searle Illustrations by Judith Hastie From tongue scraper to sushi tray to pharmaceutical preparation surface—the many ways to recycle or upcycle one’s dead Kindle In a few short years the Kindle e-reader has become one of the most iconic objects of our contemporary culture. But what happens when a Kindle dies? These 101 hilarious cartoons illustrate the many imaginative, irreverent, and often downright bizarre ways your dead Kindle can live on. The next time you’re at a loss for a pet toboggan or a demonstration placard, this book will help. Adrian Searle works in design and publishing, edits the literary magazine Gutter, and has edited a number of award-winning anthologies. Judith Hastie is the illustrator of If Dogs Could Swear. Humor • 128 pp • 5 x 7 • 101 B/W Illustrations 9781908754073 • April • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Paper Freight Books

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The Cat’s Pyjamas Norman Thelwell A visual celebration, from a master cartoonist, of all the ways in which cats have slunk their way into the English language “The master English cartoonist . . . a laugh a page . . . a delectable collectible.” —Publishers Weekly on Top Dog Over the centuries human beings have had such a passion for cats that not only have they invaded our homes—occupying the sunniest corners and sitting on the softest mats they can find—they have also invaded our language. Norman Thelwell’s collection of drawings is a celebration of this fact. From “scaredy cat” to “catnap,” Thelwell’s delicious and sleek drawings remind us of these phrases in hilarious and often unexpected ways. Moving beyond phrases to words, Thelwell’s endearingly witty vignettes also offer punning feline interpretations of such words as “catarrh,” “platypus,” and “opus.” For lovers of cats and pictures of cats, this collection is a must. Norman Thelwell (1923–2004) is an artist who was a regular contributor to Punch. He also worked as a cartoonist for several newspapers and began to produce his own comic books, beginning in 1957 with Angels on Horseback. Humor/Pets • 128 pp • 5 x 7 • 100 B/W Illustrations 9780413777058 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Methuen

The Secret Life of Cats Rowan Barnes-Murphy Cleverly illustrated, this book is the perfect gift for cat lovers Everyone knows that cats like to explore and investigate when they stray away from the comfort of their basket, but ever wonder what antics they might be up to when they are alone? The Secret Life of Cats portrays frisky felines and tearaway toms as you’ve never seen them before, in all their marvelous mischievous glory. Rowan Barnes-Murphy is a freelance illustrator whose work has been featured in the New York Times. Humor/Pets • 64 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849533546 • May • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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If Dogs Could Swear Adrian Searle Illustrations by Judith Hastie A hilarious, charming, and foul-mouthed look inside the minds of man’s best friends What is my dog thinking? That’s the question that every dog owner asks when their beloved pet stares up at them with an inscrutable look. Is it love? Is it devotion? Don’t believe it. This book exclusively reveals what really goes on in the canine mind. With utterly charming, heart-melting cartoons and riotous, potty-mouthed captions, readers can discover that man’s best friend is just as grumpy, cynical, and self-serving as his master. This is an unforgettable, twisted look at the many bizarre, ridiculous, and instantly recognizable scenarios in which dog owners find their pets every day. Adrian Searle works in design and publishing, edits the literary magazine Gutter, and has edited a number of award-winning anthologies. Judith Hastie is the illustrator of 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle. Humor/Pets • 128 pp • 5 x 7 • 100 B/W Illustrations 9781908754264 • June • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • Freight Books

Dogs’ Miscellany Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Man’s Best Friend J. A. Wines The must-have compendium of little-known facts and intriguing tales featuring man’s best friend Dogs’ Miscellany features a unique and elegant collection of fascinating facts, trivia, anecdotes, and legends about dogs throughout the ages. Beautifully illustrated, it covers every aspect of the dog: from true stories of famous mutts to their long history, as well as biological and physiological information, curious tales, quotes, details of popular breeds, and much more. Chronicling the various exploits of real and fictional dogs, and sprinkled with sayings and observations from the greatest dog lovers, this book explores every age of man’s enduring association with his canine companion, and promises to delight dog-lovers everywhere. J. A. Wines is the author of Mondegreens and coauthor of My Grammar and I or Should That Be Me? Pets/Reference • 160 pp • 5 x 8 9781782430254 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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Bad Teacher Hilarious Tales of Staff Misbehaving Jenny Crompton A collection of entertaining tales about badly behaved teachers Pity the poor students who encountered the educators in this book. This hilarious expose of the life inside a modern-day classroom covers a host of teacher tardiness, truancy, and telling-offs. These include the role-play loving math teacher who used the quiet time afforded during tests to practice his swordplay for his forthcoming historical reenactment weekender; the bitter art teacher who, during the midst of his divorce from his third wife, cracked open a can of beer and asked his students why women are “hardwired to be soul-sucking, money-grabbing b****es;” and many more. Covering all subjects from elementary to high school, this assembly of bloopers will leave readers amused and worried for their schoolchildren—all at the same time. Jenny Crompton is a freelance writer, an editor, and the author of Unbelievable!: The Bizarre World of Coincidences. Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9781782431497 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

A Seal Walks Into a Club A Side-Splitting Compilation of the Best Jokes, Gags and One Liners Nick Harris Some of the best jokes, gags, and one-liners to give one a serious case of the funnies Whether you are in need of a pick-me-up after a hard day at work, or just want to be armed with a few jokes with which to wow friends, look no further than this bountiful compilation. Nick Harris is the author of A Dyslexic Walks into a Bra . . .; An Englishman, An Irishman, and a Scotsman . . .; and Shit My Kids Say. Humor • 416 pp • 5 x 7 • 39 B/W Illustrations 9781843178743 • June • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Caught Short When Nature Calls & You’ve Nowhere to Hide Dan Crompton A hilarious collection of disgustingly true stories that involve being caught off-guard by bodily functions—with embarrassing, cringe-worthy consequences Whether admitted or not, most of people have been caught out at least once in their adult lives by their bodily functions. And everyone has a hideous story about a “friend” who has found themselves in a . . . sticky situation. The stories in this collection have all found their way to the author firsthand, making for one of the most shameful and debasing anthologies you will ever read. From office nightmares to dates from hell, and from moments when it just can’t wait to incidents with strangers, this book is guaranteed to have readers crossing their legs in anguish. Dan Crompton is the author of A Classical Primer and The World’s Oldest Joke Book: Hundreds of Hilariously Terrible Ancient Jokes. Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9781782430452 • April • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

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Let’s Draw a C**k on It The Members-Only Doodle Book John Thomas The perfect opportunity to indulge your inner delinquent and draw wiens on a range of scenes There are many reasons to draw a cock on it, whether “it” is a poster of a sexy lady, a whiteboard in a meeting, or a sign advertising bananas. With creative and witty visual pokes, and containing more situations than you ever dreamed possible, this book teaches you to spot the balls in real-life scenarios, as well as cock-a-doodle on billboards, slogans, and well-known works of art. If you’ve ever wondered what your boss would look like with a penis on his head, or if you tend to see the sausage in every spectacle, this book offers the complete package. John Thomas is a pseudonym. Humor • 128 pp • 7.5 x 5 • B?W Photos Throughout 9781782431503 • June • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper Michael O’Mara

Puzzles and Words 2 David Astle A second quirky dictionary and puzzle book in one pocket-sized volume Word nerds and puzzle nuts welcome: this is a book to keep your mind tickled. It contains more than 150 original puzzles, from anagrams to riddles and quizzes, for all ages and all levels. Accompanying these are 200 of David’s entertaining word stories—exploring what zemblanity means, how cosmic links to cosmetic, or where a seahorse sleeps each night with an almond. David Astle is a full-time word nerd. His mania shines in his weekly “Wordplay” column in the Sydney Morning Herald and his cultish blog, www.davidastle.com. He is the author of Puzzles and Words. Games • 180 pp • 5 x 8 9781743318546 • May • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Menopause Change, Choice and HRT Dr. Barry G. Wren and Margaret Stephenson Meere From a gynecologist and menopause researcher of 40 years, a guide empowering women with the knowledge to make health decisions around menopause that suit their needs and lifestyle A woman’s menopause is part of her aging process, the beginning of a journey of personal change and growth. However, this new stage of life and how to deal with the emotional and physical changes of it does not come with a road map. This guide provides some direction and a new understanding of menopause. With more than 40 years experience as a gynecological endocrinologist, Dr. Wren has researched the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and presents them here in easy-to-understand language. The book covers the mental, physical, and emotional effects of menopause, and outlines the case for and against HRT and alternative therapies and the choices available to women to treat the symptoms of menopause. Dr. Barry G. Wren is a gynecologist who has spent 40 years researching menopause, and the author of Understanding Menopause and Hormonal Therapy. Margaret Stephenson Meere has worked as a midwife and child and family health nurse, and is the author of Baby’s First 100 Days and The Child Within the Lotus. Health/Medical • 242 pp • 6 x 9 9781921878695 • June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing

It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard The Secrets to Finding and Keeping Intimacy Joanne Fedler and Graeme Friedman Two experts tackle the big questions about intimacy and relationships in this book that aims to change how you think about long-term love We can’t get enough of doomed lovers torn apart by betrayal, taboo, and violence—as long as they stay on the screen or the page. In our own beds we want the happy ending. But all around us, divorce statistics skyrocket as the hopes of lonely singles plummet. In an age of financial and political uncertainty, love is the only thing left to believe in. So why do we give up on it so easily? Through interlocking stories that are moving, funny, and all too familiar, Joanne Fedler and Graeme Friedman combine their years of personal and professional experience to tackle the toughest of questions around intimacy. Finding and keeping intimacy is a massive challenge, but it’s not impossible, once you know the secrets. Joanne Fedler is a creative writing teacher, a women’s rights activist, and the author of Things Without a Name. Graeme Friedman is a clinical psychologist and an author. Self-Help/Family & Relationships • 248 pp • 6 x 9 9781742754901 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Doubleday Australia

It Runs in the Family Understanding More About Your Ancestors Ruth A. Symes Why didn’t my ancestors smile for the camera? Was my great-aunt unusual to have several children in her 40s? Should great-grandma really have married her cousin? Drawing on evidence from social history, women’s history, and the histories of photography and fashion, to name but a few, this book looks at a number of issues that have long perplexed and amused family historians. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and using examples from the famous as well the unknown, the book investigates the whys and wherefores of several aspects of personal appearance and dress, and the ins and outs of a whole series of family relationships. It culminates by providing an innovative new methodology for getting more out of birth, marriage, and death certificates— the standard documents of family history research. Ruth A. Symes spent her career in academia and editing. Now a freelance writer and historian, she writes for various genealogical magazines, including Discover My Past England, Discover My Past Scotland, Family Tree Magazine, and Who Do You Think You Are? She has previously published four books, including From Corncrake to Combine, which she edited, and Stories from Your Family Tree. History/Reference • 160 pp • 5.5 x 6 • 40 B/W Photos 9780752497020 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper • The History Press

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From Yes to I Do The Wedding Guide for a Modern Bride Lucy Tobin A trousseau of creative, canny, and crafty tips to plan a wedding with a difference This is a new blueprint for brides-to-be, filled with savvy, surprising, and downright ingenious ideas that will make your wedding stand out from the crowd—not to mention some behind-the-scenes secrets that puts this guide on the side of the bride, not the wedding industry. Want a wedding with a personal touch, not off the rack? Lusting after luxury but smart about saving? Favor a homemade feel but haven’t got the know-how? Lifting the veil on everything from the entrance music to the honeymoon getaway, this guide teaches you how to dream big, shop smart, and make your own—all in the down-to-earth style of the kind of girl you’d want as your own bridesmaid. Get ready to go up the aisle in style. Lucy Tobin is the personal finance editor of the Evening Standard and writes a weekly column called “How to Save It.” Weddings • 304 pp • 5 x 7 • 75 B/W Photos 9781782066712 • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Heron

Screw the Fairytale A Modern Girl’s Guide to Sex and Love Helen Croydon A look at the many alternative models of relationships apart from the conventional, committed, monogamous, happily-ever-after fairy tale To Helen Croydon, the idea of marriage and kids has just never appealed. Casual encounters don’t appeal, yet the shackles of commitment seem terrifying, not to mention boring— but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to fall in love. Through immersive reportage, startling new research, and tales from her own colorful love life, Helen argues that the de facto cohabiting marriage with 2.4 children is no longer appropriate, nor desirable, in our modern fast-paced world. She finds mounting evidence that more people, like her, are saying “stuff the fairytale!” and finding alternative relationship lifestyles. Highlights of her mission include a polyamorous commune in the Scottish Highlands (where she has to carry out a sexual pact), a wife-finding tour to Ukraine with European men looking for Russian brides, infiltrating a network of single professional women who’ve chosen to give up on love and get a sperm donor, and interviews with psychologists, evolutionists, asexuals, swingers, philanderers, long-term marrieds, mistresses, and 40-year-old virgins. Helen traces the history of relationships, showing how marriage was never supposed to be about love anyway, she investigates the prevalence of mistresses across different eras and cultures to see what we can learn from infidelity, and she explores the science of falling in love, discovering that it has the same effect on the brain as crack addiction. Helen Croydon is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, and relationship commentator, specializing in topics surrounding modern relationships. She writes regularly for various UK national newspapers and magazines, blogs for The Huffington Post, and is the author of The Sugar Daddy Diaries. Social Science/Family & Relationships • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781782197508 • June • (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

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The Human Story Where We Come from and How We Evolved Charles Lockwood Foreword by Chris Stringer Revised and updated, a concise and accessible guide to man’s ancestors, from the earliest hominids such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens Over the past 25 years there has been an explosion of species’ names in the story of human evolution, due both to new discoveries and to a growing understanding of the diversity that existed in the past. Drawing on this new information, as well as his own considerable expertise and practical experience, Charles Lockwood explains in clear, easyto-follow language, what each of the key species represents and how it contributes to our knowledge of human evolution. He describes the main sites, the individual fossils, the people and stories involved in the key discoveries, and the basic facts about each species—what it looked like, how and when it lived, and what it ate, as well as explaining how we know all this. The text in this revised edition has been updated by a team of experts led by leading palaeoanthropologist Chris Stringer. It includes drawings, photographs and maps throughout to illustrate and enhance the text and help demystify the fascinating cast of characters who hold the secret to man’s origins. Charles Lockwood was a paleoanthropologist. He was an expert on early hominid taxonomy and evolutionary relationships. He lectured at University College London, and he’d previously worked in the department of anthropology at Arizona State University. Chris Stringer is the Natural History Museum’s research leader in human origins. He has spent 40 years studying paleoanthropology, and is the author of Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth. Science • 112 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 70 Color Photos • 20 Color Illustrations • 4 B/W Illustrations • 6 Maps 9780565093228 (Replaces 9781402757471) • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper Reissue • Natural History Museum, London

The End The Human Experience of Death Bianca Nogrady A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death “A treatise for anyone who has contemplated their own mortality—which must be everyone who has dawn breath.” —Examiner Beautifully written and highly researched, this book provides a different framework through which to view death instead of the fear and mystery that so often shrouds this incredibly important moment of life. We know so much about birth—women have shared their experiences and medicine has exhaustively documented it. But at the other end of a life, death is hidden, taboo, mysterious, fearful, rarely shared, and often a lonely, dark bookend. Death is one of few experiences that unites every single being on the planet, but we don’t talk about it, we try not to think about it, and anyone who breaks these unspoken taboos is viewed as being unnecessarily morbid. Yet many who have been present at the death of a loved one talk of it as being a gift, they have taken part in a profound moment. This is an exploration of that experience, exploring the human experience of death from every angle—the spiritual, the historical, the physical, the metaphysical; from the perspective of those who have witnessed it, those who face it, and those who have somehow stepped back from it. The End investigates an experience common to every single one of us and does so in a way that is engaging, compelling, a bit funny, and a bit quirky in places, sometimes heartbreaking, but most of all fascinating. Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science journalist whose work has appeared in such publications as New Scientist and Scientific American. Social Science • 272 pp • 6 x 9 9781742752051 • May • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Vintage Australia

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The Power Book 200 Ways to Make Power Work for You Rose Herceg From power in relationships to power in families to power in society to power in the workplace, how to be a more powerful person while keeping one’s humanity and decency Power can be benevolent and it can be gentle. You can still get exactly what you want without resorting to backstabbing moves. This book discusses how you can have power—the good kind—without having to betray yourself or others. The 200 power plays offered here include such important lessons as “Always write it down,” “Ask for help and ask early,” “Know there’s no normal,” and “Play fair, especially when you have the winning cards.” This book is meant to be dipped into as inspiration, as needed, for new ways of to gain social currency. Rose Herceg is an entrepreneur, a strategist, and an author. She cofounded Pophouse, specializing in social forecasting, market research, and business strategy, in 1998 before selling it in 2006. Until recently Rose was strategy director of the STW Group, Australasia’s largest communications group, working across 70 companies on strategy, social forecasting, trends analysis, and innovation. She is the author of two books, Ideas Generation and The Seven Myths and Seven Realities of Generation X and she currently writes for www.Crikey.com’s Power Index website. Self-Help/Business • 232 pp • 5 x 8 9781743316016 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

60 Second Recharge Work and Life Made Simple Alan Hargreaves and Patrick Cook For those who find MBA-speak difficult, this book explains how basic business concepts are just common sense Whether running your business or your life, you don’t need complicated theories, but rather common sense. Don’t be put off if you don’t have a business education. This book explains that financial terms are just words, and the concepts behind them are simple. It offers simple ways to get yourself organized quickly and efficiently, and then teaches you how to manage others. Illustrated with almost 200 cartoons and presented in short, easy-to read chapters, this book helps you keep moving, offering simple ways to access modern business thinking. Business management has never been this easy, or this enjoyable. Alan Hargreaves has spent 40 years in international finance and investment. He has built businesses in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. He is the author of the highly regarded, weekly newsletter Recharge. Patrick Cook is an Australian cartoonist, best known for his weekly news commentary and editorial cartoons in publications ranging from the Financial Review and the National Times to the Bulletin and the Spectator. Economics/Business • 288 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 200 B/W Illustraions 9781922178060 • May • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • Wilkinson Press

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5:2 For a New You The Fast Formula for a Happier, Healthier Life Janet Menzies The principles outlined in the bestselling The FastDiet are applied to all areas of life, for a moderate, sustainable approach to change Sometimes life can feel like a balancing act, but now here’s a method to put your life in balance. This ratio program is based on a diet of five days of consuming what one wants, with two days of restricted caloric intake. It’s a system that can teach you how to improve your figure and fitness but also how to make your relationships less stressful and even how to put the life back into your working life. This guide teaches readers to use the 5:2 method to help organize your child care, your social media, and your extracurricular activities. You can also use the regime to beat the signs of aging and bring some relaxation into even the most frantic everyday life. Janet Menzies has written widely on health, diet, and lifestyle, both as a journalist on the Daily Express and Daily Mail and as an author and freelance journalist. She is a member of the Guild of Health Writers. Self-Help/Health • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782432180 • April • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Out of the Blue How Companies Can Handle the Unexpected, from Government Regulation to Cyber Crime Mike Pullen and John Brodie Donald Regulatory risk, whistle-blowing, cyber attacks, supply chain threats, and more—the essential guide to dealing with corporate Armageddon Essential reading for CEOs, directors, and senior managers, this is a topical and in-depth analysis of possible strategic responses to unexpected disasters that could be potentially fatal for companies. Forget about the old crisis manuals, this strategic guide is about the real dangers companies face today—the ones they don’t see coming. Looking at some of the biggest corporate disasters of the last 15 years, this book spells out the lessons to be learned from the mistakes of others and explains what steps to take to get through a regulatory and reputational crisis and come out with both reputation and company intact. Outlining why dealing with such disasters is not just a matter for lawyers, it shows why you need the full spectrum of PR, shareholders, stakeholders, and government on your side. A must-read for executives in all industries. Mike Pullen is head of international trade and a partner at DLA Piper, specializing in European Union competition law. John Brodie Donald is head of DGIR, the D Group’s research operation. He has worked as a geopolitical risk consultant with Aegis and later trained as a mediator. Business • 224 pp • 6 x 9 9781909653306 • May • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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Marvelous The Marvin Hagler Story Damian Hughes and Brian Hughes The extraordinary career of a true sports icon Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest middleweight boxer of all time, he held the world title for 12 defenses, including bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Roberto Duran which entered fistic folklore. This biography tells the story of Hagler’s extraordinary life for the first time, separating truth from myth to get right to the heart of a complex and charismatic man. From his wild early fights in the boxing wilderness of Brockton, Massachusetts, the blazing trail of Hagler’s career is traced: the controversial defeats subsequently avenged, a riot-scarred title win in London, and his unification of the middleweight crown. It also cover the Ring magazine’s “greatest round of all time” against Hearns, his ferocious battle with Duran, and the still-controversial loss to his nemesis Leonard. Damian Hughes and Brian Hughes are coauthors of Hit Man: The Thomas Hearns Story and Peerless: The Sugar Ray Robinson Story. Damian is a sports psychologist, and Brian has been recognized for his Outstanding Contribution to British Boxing. Biography/Sports • 224 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos 9781909178854 • April • $26.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth Pitch Publishing

Running to Extremes Lisa Tamati Lisa Tamati takes on some of the world’s most extreme ultraraces in an inspiring look at the reality of a long-distance runner Lisa Tamati gets asked one question more than any other: why do you do it? Here she attempts to answer that question and many more about ultramarathon running. In the past few years, Lisa has taken part in some of the most grueling races on earth. Not content with having run the Badwater Ultramarathon once, she’s been back and done it a second time. She’s also completed the Gobi March and a race in the Egyptian Sahara. However, none of these could have prepared her for her greatest challenge to date—La Ultra, a 138-mile, nonstop race over the two Himalayan mountain passes. This book tells the stories behind these races and provides plenty of advice for runners of all levels and distances. Filled with training tips, gear lists, information on nutrition and supplements, advice on mental preparation and, most importantly, a focus on how to keep healthy while training and racing, it will inspire and motivate runners and nonrunners alike. Lisa Tamati is the author of Running Hot. She has completed most of the world’s toughest endurance races. Sports • 256 pp • 5 x 8 9781743317648 (Replaces 9781877505218) • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper Reissue • Allen & Unwin

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High Altitude Mountaineer, Airline Pilot, Modern-Day Adventurer Mike Allsop The life story of an adventurer of the truest kind Most people who survived an almost unsurviveable plane crash would be tempted to sit back, take a good hard look at life, and take things a little bit easier. Mike Allsop is not most people. Almost losing his life in a Twin Otter crash off the coast of Hawai’i awakened Mike’s zest for life and his thirst for adventure. Mountaineering became Mike’s passion and climbing led to him to attempting the biggest climb of them all—Everest. Mike then decided to take up running and before long he was attempting to run the world’s highest marathon on the slopes of Mt. Everest. He’s currently planning his next big adventure—a journey to the North Pole. Whatever happens, one thing’s for sure—he won’t be sitting on the couch wondering “What if?” Mike Allsop is a commercial airline pilot, an adventurer, and a speaker. Autobiography • 392 pp • 6 x 9 • 37 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9781877505270 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Shannon Before Black Caviar, So You Think or Takeover Target, There Was Shannon Jessica Owers The extraordinary life of Australia’s first international racehorse, from creating new records in Australia to his life in California, where he won the Hollywood Gold Cup In wartime Sydney, a small and weedy racehorse kicked his way through the top tier of Australian racing. He was Shannon, one of the fastest horses the nation had ever seen. Between 1943 and 1947, Shannon broke record after record with his garrulous jockey Darby Munro. When they sensationally lost the Epsom Handicap by six inches, they forever were stamped by the race they didn’t win. Sold in August 1947 for the highest price ever paid at auction for an Australian thoroughbred, Shannon ended up in America. Through headline-snatching pedigree flaws, acclimatization, and countless hardships, he blitzed across the ritzy, glitzy racetracks of 1948 California. Smashing track records, world records, and records set by Seabiscuit, the Australian bolted into world fame with speed and courage that defied all odds. Long before Black Caviar, So You Think, and Takeover Target, Shannon was Australia’s first international racehorse. Starring Hall of Fame trainers and jockeys, Hollywood lawyers, and legends Bernborough and Citation, this is his tremendous story. Jessica Owers is the author of Peter Pan: The Forgotten Story of Phar Lap’s Successor. Her writing has appeared in Breeding & Racing, Inside Breeding, Outback magazine, and the Thoroughbred. Sports/Animals • 438 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 27 B/W Photos 9781742750248 • May • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Ebury Australia

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CROWOOD SPORTS GUIDES Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make any reader a better athlete, whether they are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques, or reviewing the fundamentals of their sport.

Snowboarding Skills, Training, Techniques Dan Wakeham and Sophie Everard A practical guide for beginners and improving snowboarders— from how to set up your snowboard to preparing for competition Giving in-depth background to snowboarding, this guide teaches readers how to choose the right equipment and offers detailed explanations of the correct techniques for boardercross, halfpipe, slopestyle, big air, and rails. It also gives step-by-step instruction to maintaining a board, and covers the nutrition and fitness necessary to prepare for competition. Dan Wakeham has worked in the snowboard industry for 20 years, from the shop floor to competing in the 2006 Olympics, and now a snowboard brand and athlete manager. Sophie Everard is a snowboarder and writer with more than 10 years experience within the snow sports industry. Sports • 96 pp • 7.5 x 10 150 Color Photos 9781847975201 • August $18.95 (Can $22.95) Paper • Crowood Press

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GREATEST GAMES Each: Sports • 208 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos • April • $26.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

Manchester City Greatest Games The Sky Blues’ Fifty Finest Matches David Clayton The Sky Blues’ 50 finest matches From the thousands of matches ever played by Manchester City, stretching from the early days of the 20th century to the new millennium and Premier League triumph, here are the most glorious, epochal, and thrilling games of all. Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, this book offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from the first game ever played at Maine Road in 1923 to the last in 2003, plus belters at the Etihad Stadium and Wembley classics. An irresistible cast list of club legends springs to life in a thrilling selection of last-day dramas, unforgettable derbies, relegation deciders, European nights, and cup crackers. This journey through the highlights of City’s history is guaranteed to make any fan’s heart swell with pride. David Clayton is the author of Manchester City Cult Heroes, The Little Book of Manchester City, and When Football Was Football: Manchester City. 9781909178717

Queens Park Rangers Greatest Games The Hoops’ Fifty Finest Matches Mike Donovan The legendary players and great managers of the Hoops From the thousands of matches ever played by QPR, stretching from their Victorian foundation to the Premier League era, here are 50 of the most glorious, epochal, and thrilling games of all. Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, this book offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in historical highlights from their first matches at Welford’s Field in Kensal Rise to Loftus Road, Jim Gregory’s QPR Revolution, the plastic pitch, and beyond. An irresistible cast list of club legends springs to life in a thrilling selection of famous firsts, derby showdown successes, Southern League title clinchers, last-day dramas, European nights, Cup finals, and that unforgettable Sixties Double. This journey through the highlights of the Hoops’ history is guaranteed to make any fan’s heart swell with pride. Mike Donovan is a former newspaper sports editor who has won two British Sportswriter of the Year awards and now contributes to a variety of national dailies and magazines. He is the author of Spurs Greatest Games and Manchester United on This Day, and collaborated with Darren Anderton on his autobiography, Take Note! 9781909178793

Cardiff City Greatest Games The Bluebirds’ Fifty Finest Matches Sean Wozencroft Fifty of Cardiff City’s most memorable games from across the club’s history From the thousands of matches ever played by Cardiff City, stretching from the club’s Victorian foundation to the era of Malaysian ownership, here are the Bluebirds’ most glorious, epochal, and thrilling games of all. Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident by incident in atmospheric detail, this book offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from the famous FA Cup triumph of 1927 through great European nights to the two cup finals reached since the millennium. An irresistible cast list of club legends springs to life at wonderful moments such as promotion day against Leeds in 1952, and 1999’s heroic draw with eight men at Cambridge United. This journey through the highlights of City’s history is guaranteed to make any fan’s heart swell with pride. Sean Wozencroft is a journalist and the former editor of online Bluebirds fanzine CCFC Sleeping Giant. 9781909178687

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Chelsea On This Day History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year Mike Donovan The most memorable moments from the club’s distinguished past, together with quirky anecdotes and legendary characters, produce an irresistible Blues diary with an entry for every day of the year From the club’s foundation in 1905, all thanks to an Aberdeen terrier, to their emergence as one of the Premier League’s greatest successes, Chelsea’s roller-coaster history takes in a period with star players but no opposition, colorful managers, celebrity fans, and the club’s sale for £1—all crowned by victory in the UEFA Champions League. Pivotal historic events such as the club’s first European win, Roman Abromovich’s arrival, and seven victorious FA Cup finals form a backdrop against which Stamford Bridge heroes—Roy Bentley, Dennis Wise, Ruud Gullit, Peter Osgood, John Terry, and Willie Foulke—all loom larger than life. Mike Donovan is a former newspaper sports editor who has won two British Sportswriter of the Year awards and now contributes to a variety of national dailies and magazines. He is the author of Manchester United on This Day and Spurs Greatest Games, and collaborated with Darren Anderton on his autobiography, Take Note! Sports • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos 9781909178502 • April • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

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Fergie the Greatest Manchester United 1986–2013: The Biography of Six Alex Ferguson Frank Worrall A biography of one of the all-time greats in English soccer, fully updated to include the 2013 Premier League win Sir Alexander Ferguson, Kt, CBE, is a popular former soccer player and former manager, taking charge of Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is the second-longest serving manager in their history after Sir Matt Busby, while his tenure is the longest of all the current League managers. During this time, Ferguson won many awards, and he holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British soccer history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion. He was an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame for his services to the English game, was knighted in 1999 by Queen Elizabeth II, and currently holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen for his services to the city, having managed the city’s soccer club to a host of major trophies in the early to mid-1980s. Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of Rooney: Wayne’s World, Roy Keane: Red Man Walking, and The Magnificent Sevens. Biography/Sports • 294 pp • 6 x 9 • 36 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos 9781782197300 (Replaces 9781843584964) • April • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Beckham: The Future Gwen Russell The accomplishments of England’s greatest and best-loved soccer player are traced in this inspiring biography, now revised and updated Soccer superstar and darling of the paparazzi, David Beckham has reached iconic status across the world for his achievements and exploits both on and off the field. This all-inclusive biography traces his incredible life starting from his early years playing for Manchester United at the age of 17, up to his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013—his entire salary for which he pledged to a Parisian children’s charity. Beckham’s successes on the field—he is the only player to score a goal in three different World Cups—are only matched by his public accomplishments. Aside from his marriage to Victoria Beckham, he is also known for his support for UNICEF, his work as a goodwill ambassador for the charity, and for founding soccer academies in both Los Angeles and London. Beckham was instrumental in promoting London’s 2012 Olympics, and carrying the Torch was a fitting reward. This is the inspiring story of an extremely talented and devoted man’s rise to the top and the complete portrait of soccer’s golden boy. Gwen Russell is also the author of Arise Sir Tom Jones and Jeremy Clarkson. Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 9 • 12 Color Photos 9781782194804 (Replaces 9781857826791) • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Reissue John Blake

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Hammer Blows An Alternative Take on Twelve Turbulent Years at West Ham Kirk Blows A look back on an era of unprecedented drama for West Ham United The past dozen years have provided an unprecedented rollercoaster ride for West Ham United, both on and off the pitch. Since 2001, the Hammers have recruited six managers, had four different owners, played in three winner-takes-all playoff finals, enjoyed two promotions (having endured two relegations), and starred in an all-time classic FA Cup final. After the club endured the collapse of the chairman’s banking empire and the Carlos Tevez saga, it was saved from financial ruin and now looks set for the Olympic Stadium. Kirk Blows has been there at every step, offering hard-hitting, opinionated analysis of events, campaigning and complaining on all the topical issues with an obligatory gallows humor. And now he pulls no punches looking back on the club’s fight for elite status, plus heroes and villains including Di Canio, Tevez, Zola, and Allardyce; Gudmundsson, Gold, and Sullivan. Kirk Blows is the author of eight books on West Ham United, including Hammers Heaven and Hell. He is the former editor of Hammers News, the club’s official magazine. Sports • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 Color Photos 9781909178830 • May • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

The Sergio Torres Story From the Brick Factory to Old Trafford Sergio Torres and Juan Manuel Lopez An inspirational, personal story of one soccer star’s never-say-die attitudes, and his rise to the top Sergio Torres’s is an incredible true story of the benefits of willpower, sacrifice, joy, and daring to dream. Imagine you’re working in a brick factory in the Argentine city Mar del Plata, and a 22-year-old colleague tells you he’s going to quit his job to become a professional soccer player in Europe. Yeah, right. Next, he blows his savings on a ticket to England, traveling with just $300 in his pocket. He doesn’t speak English, has no one to stay with and no work. Time passes, and you forget about the kid—until, three years later, you turn on the TV and he’s playing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge—mixing it against the likes of Ballack and Drogba. After his brush with the Blues, it isn’t long before he’s up against Wayne Rooney at a packed Theatre of Dreams. The incredible journey of Crawley Town playmaker Sergio Torres shows that reality can be stranger than fantasy. Sergio Torres is an Argentinian professional soccer player who plays for Crawley Town. Juan Manuel Lopez is a journalist and a friend of Sergio Torres. Biography/Sports • 272 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 Color Photos 9781909178762 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

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The Handbook of Fly Tying Peter Gathercole An essential handbook by a leading fly dresser, widely acknowledged as a classic work on the subject “This book succeeds through the superlative quality of the photography, meticulous production, and attention to detail. Peter Gathercole is undoubtedly both an expert photographer and an extremely accomplished fly dresser.” —Fly Dressers Journal “Anyone contemplating starting fly tying could do no better than have a copy of this book to follow. Great for all levels.” —Trout Fisherman Traditional and modern materials are blended with advanced techniques in this guide that explains how to create flies to suit the fishing environment. It covers choices of equipment and materials, essential preparatory techniques, and in-depth instruction for tying tails, ribbing, hackles, and wings. Superb step-by-step color photography show each operation from a position behind the tyer’s hand. Peter Gathercole is the author of The Fly-Tying Bible and Fly Tying for Beginners. Sports • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 549 Color Photos 9781861265456 (Replaces 9780883171585) • Available $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper Reissue • Crowood Press

G. E. M. Skues The Man of the Nymph Tony Hayter A magisterial biography of the man widely regarded as the most interesting and innovative fly fisherman of the 20th century, based on research into primary sources The most innovative fly-fishing angler of modern times, G. E. M. Skues spearheaded and near-singlehandedly developed the technique of below-surface fly-fishing for trout with nymphs. His pioneering example is now followed by anglers worldwide. During the six years of research and writing for this volume, Tony Hayter traveled widely in Europe and the U.S. to unearth a treasure trove of original and previously unpublished material, which throws new light on the life of this great man. Packed with fascinating detail, the book explores many hitherto unrevealed facets of Skues’ life and for the first time sets into proper perspective his early clash with fishing author Frederic Halford, as well as his inevitable collision with the diehard dry-fly purists in 1938. Also detailed for the first time through voluminous unpublished correspondence is the major influence Skues had on anglers in Europe and the U.S., culminating in his election as an honorary life member of the New York Anglers Club in 1927. Vividly illustrated with photographs of people and places long gone and changed forever, this book will long stand as the definitive biography of Skues. Tony Hayter is the author of F. M. Halford and the Dry-Fly Revolution. Biography/Sports • 304 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 32 Color Photos • 16 B/W Photos 9780719810589 • April • $35.00 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

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CROWOOD SPORTS GUIDES Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make any reader a better athlete, whether they are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques, or reviewing the fundamentals of their sport.

Golf Skills, Training, Techniques Matt Stables An instructional and practical guide to give new and improving golfers that competitive edge With tips to help any level of golfer, this guide includes advice on choosing the right clubs and clothing, improving your swing to hit longer and straight shots consistently, and also improving your putting, short game, and bunker play. It also explains how to find out if you are flexible enough to have the golf swing you want, how to make the most of your equipment, ways to make the best use of your practice time with fun challenges, and how to save strokes through better course management and learning key mental skills. Matt Stables is a PGA-qualified AA golf professional who coaches all levels of player, from beginner to advanced. He has won a number of professional tournaments and his playing career has included collegiate golf in the U.S., PGA regional and national golf, Final British Open Qualifying, and Europro. Sports • 128 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 300 Color Photos 9781847975317 • May $18.95 (Can $22.95) Paper • Crowood Press

Fore! The Best of John Hopkins on Golf John Hopkins A lifetime of classic golf writing by veteran sports journalist John Hopkins, recipient of the 2013 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism For more than 35 years, John “Hoppy” Hopkins covered the biggest stories in golf, from major championships to Ryder Cups and amateur competitions. Collected together here for the first time are the very best of his articles, covering a diverse range of golfing stories, from the most memorable of the 120 major championships he covered to his writing on amateur tournaments including the Walker Cup and the Presidents’ Putter, as well as profiles and interviews of the finest players to grace the sport. The articles are arranged month by month, giving a unique perspective on the golfing calendar, the changing seasons, and stories throughout the golfing year. Perfect reading for John’s many fans, and a fascinating portrait of the game’s recent history, this is the ideal gift for any golf fanatic. John Hopkins was the golf correspondent for the Sunday Times and the Times. He also writes for a number of golf magazines, including Golf Today. In 2013 he was awarded the lifetime achievement in journalism award by the Professional Golfers Association of America, one of only two non-Americans ever to be honored with this title. Sports • 352 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 10 Color Photos 9781909653184 • April • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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Faldo/Norman The 1996 Masters: A Duel That Defined an Era Andy Farrell A fascinating account of one of golf’s greatest rivalries, culminating in one of the most epic encounters of the game Going into the final round of the 1996 Masters, Greg Norman led by six strokes. Having missed chance after chance throughout his career, this finally seemed to be year that the “Great White Shark” would win the green jacket. But playing alongside him in the final pairing of the final day was the one man who always seemed to get the better of the Australian when it really mattered. What followed was one of the most excruciating collapses in all of golf. This book provides a blow-by-blow account of the riveting final round of the 1996 Masters over 18 chapters, weaving in the story of the entire tournament, the state of golf at the time, and the history of both players’ careers and rivalry. For a decade Norman and Faldo, in their different ways, dominated the game, and their epic meeting at Augusta would prove to be the end of a golfing era. Andy Farrell is the author of The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers. Sports • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9781909653702 • April • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

Amen How Adam Scott Won the US Masters and Broke the Curse of Augusta National Will Swanton and Brent Read The definitive story of how Adam Scott broke the biggest hex on Australian sport by winning the 2013 U.S. Masters Featuring exclusive interviews with Adam Scott, Scott’s father Phil, Greg Norman, and every prominent Australian golfer from British Open champions from Peter Thomson and Ian BakerFinch to Masters runner-up Jack Newton, all of whom tried and failed at Augusta, this is the definitive story of how Adam Scott broke the biggest hex on Australian sport. The most famous tournament of all, the U.S. Masters means a global TV audience of 150 million, a string of legendary winners—and a curse for Australian golfers. From Jim Ferrier blowing a huge lead in 1950 to Greg Norman’s litany of disasters over decades, the Masters constantly turned its back on any Australian who looked likely to get close to the holy grail. Then came Adam Scott. As a boy he’d cried while watching Greg Norman’s implosions. He became world junior champion, and Norman’s protégé. Come 2013, Scott found himself in the thick of an impossibly dramatic Masters. Three Australians fought for the lead. Only Scott made it to a sudden-death playoff. Finally Scott had what Norman never had: one putt to win the Masters. Will Swanton and Brent Read are senior sports journalists for News Limited. Will Swanton is the author of Murderball and Some Day. Sports • 272 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 28 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9781743318461 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Capability Brown And the Eighteenth-Century English Landscape Roger Turner A comprehensive study of the great landscape architect, with 15 of his major works described in full and illustrated with original plans, 18th-century pictures, and modern photos “A handsome and well-written book, highly recommended for subject collections.” —Library Journal Today he is credited with laying out every piece of parkland in Britain, while others accuse him of single-handedly sweeping away all the formal gardens that preceded the Landscape Movement. If he was indeed the greatest of all designers of man-made landscapes, how should we properly understand and appreciate his work and legacy? The author follows an introduction to the culture and society of 18th-century England by tracing the rise of the Landscape Movement. He then provides a carefully researched account of Lancelot Brown’s humble origins and rising fortunes, his marriage and family, and the course of his career and mounting fame and recognition, culminating in his appointment as Master Gardener to George III. For those whose interests lie in understanding the history of gardening, landscape design, or 18th-century society there is much to be found here, but equally this book will sharpen the appreciation of Brown’s work for all those who have visited his estates and enjoyed his enduring achievements. Roger Turner is an architect and award-winning landscape designer. His books include Design in the Plant Collector’s Garden: From Chaos to Beauty. Biography/Gardening • 204 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 • 12 Color Photos • 80 B/W Photos 9780750953856 (Replaces 9781860771149) • April $27.95 (Can $33.95) New in Paper • The History Press

Lady Mayo’s Garden The Diary of a Lost 19th Century Irish Landscape Kildare Bourke-Borrowes and Caroline Clifton-Mogg Illustrations by Gerald Ponsonby This diary and collection of accompanying watercolors throws rare light on a hitherto unpublished great garden at an important time in its history Geraldine, Countess of Mayo made an exquisite and extremely important garden in Ireland between l890 and l925, when she had to leave the family estate. The garden was subsequently completely destroyed. Her gardening diaries span more than 30 years. They are brought together here with watercolors of the gardens and the plants she brought from all over the world, evoking a paradise now gone forever. The diaries are a lively insight into the world of gardening at the turn of the 20th century—the problems she faced, the triumphs, and the disasters. The watercolors, done at the time by her father, are immensely accomplished, and because they have never been kept in the light are as fresh and bright as the day they were executed. Lady Mayo is an engaging reporter who was genuinely passionate about her creation and this comes through in everything she writes, while the watercolors, many painted on the pages of her diary, are truly exceptional. Kildare Bourke-Borrowes is a direct descendant of Lady Mayo. Caroline Clifton-Mogg is the author of several books on interior design and decoration, including The Comforts of Home, The Curtain Book: A Sourcebook, and French Country Living. Gerald Ponsonby is an illustrator and the father of Geraldine, Countess of Mayo. Gardening/Art • 120 pp • 9 x 10 • 80 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations 9780957150089 • July • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Cloth • Double-Barrelled Books

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Destination Cambodia Adventures in the Kingdom Walter Mason Meet taxi drivers, writers, hip-hop stars, and monks on a colorful adventure to an extraordinarily beautiful country, and one of the world’s hottest new destinations “Armchair travelers as well as all readers interested in Vietnam or Buddhism will love this delightful book. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal on Destination Saigon The ancient and mysterious ruins of Cambodia have long captured the imagination of visitors, more so now than ever before. Here, Walter Mason charts an affectionate, intimate, and deeply personal look at a kingdom that has drawn him back again and again since his youth. Whether he’s watching young monks recite the Buddha’s life stories, visiting shamans and fortune tellers, or discovering the darker alleys of Phnom Penh with a romantic novelist and a world-weary street hustler, Walter takes the reader straight to the heart of this famously unknowable country. As heat, dust, and weariness take their toll, he remains alive to the charms, and even seductions, of a place that was once a byword for misery and human suffering. This book takes readers on a joyful and constantly fascinating literary journey in which Cambodia is vibrant and its people excited about the future, while never denying their haunted past. Walter Mason is the author of Destination Saigon. Travel • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781742376622 • April $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper Allen & Unwin

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Things Can Only Get Feta Two Journalists and Their Crazy Dog Living Through the Greek Crisis Marjory McGinn Two journalists embarking on a year’s adventure in Greece just as the country faces economic collapse seems foolhardy—but it’s their decision to bring their crazy Jack Russell to a crisis-weary country with zero dog tolerance that tips the plan into actual madness “An honest view of ‘away-from-it-all’ life in Greece today . . . entertains and informs in equal measure. Highly recommended.” —Peter Kerr, author, Snowball Oranges After an Arctic winter, a recession, and a downturn in the newspaper industry, two journalists and their dog embark on an adventure in the wild and beautiful southern Peloponnese. A perfect plan, except for one thing—Greece is deep in economic crisis. And if fiscal failure can’t overturn the couple’s escapade in rural Greece, perhaps macabre local customs, a scorpion invasion, zero dog tolerance, health scares, and touchy expats will. This is a humorous and insightful journey through one of the last unspoiled regions of Greece. It is full of encounters with warm-hearted, often eccentric, Greeks who show that this troubled country still has heroes, if not euros. In a hillside village in the Mani, the locals share their lives, their laughter, and their stories, and help chart the couple’s own passage back to happiness. They even find a place in their hearts for their Greek nemesis—the local pungent goat cheese. Things really can only get feta. Marjory McGinn is a journalist who has written for the Daily Mail, the Scotsman, and the Times. Travel • 310 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 Line Drawings • 1 Map 9781909657083 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Bene Factum Publishing

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Bon Courage! A French Renovation in Rural Limousin Richard Wiles Part practical tourist guide and part autobiography, this record of a couple rebuilding their dream home in France is a tale of obstacles overcome and dreams fulfilled A dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn might not be many people’s vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet in the Limousin region of France is perfect. Tussles with French bureaucracy and fierce storms do little to dampen their resolve as they immerse themselves in this quiet corner of France, taking trips in Richard’s balloon and starting their very own llama farm. Told by a well intentioned if often hapless do-it-yourselfer, Richard’s hilarious and heartwarming tale of a new life in France resounds to the Gallic refrain, “Bon courage!” Richard Wiles is the author of a number of books, including A Dictionary of French Building Terms. Travel/Autobiography • 336 pp • 5 x 8 9781849533645 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Cheese and I An Englishman’s Voyage Through the Land of Fromage Matt Feroze How a British accountant went on sabbatical to chase a cheese dream, and ended up France’s most talented cheesemaker Matt Feroze had a rather unusual dream: to become a cheesemonger in the highly competitive French cheese industry. To accomplish this, however, he would have to make huge sacrifices: give up a good job as an accountant in England and say goodbye to his friends and family, moving to a country in which he struggled with the language and knew next to nothing about the profession he wished to enter. Yet only a year later he was being crowned Champion de France des Fromagers, beating veteran French cheesemongers to the title and opening up a wealth of new opportunities for himself. Here is the remarkable story of how he pulled off such an incredible feat. This inspirational tale of how one man sacrificed so much to realize his goal proves that, with enough determination, it is possible to achieve anything you desire. Matt Feroze worked as an accountant in London until, in 2011, he gave it up to explore France and his passion for cheese. Memoir • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781782431572 • April • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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Ride Like Hell and You’ll Get There Detours into Mayhem Paul Carter The author of Don’t Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs shares more hugely entertaining stories of his seriously crazy, sometimes terrifying, always hilarious adventures “Great two-fisted writing from the far side of hell.” —John Birmingham, author, Weapons of Choice on Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs Paul Carter is still, well . . . Paul Carter. He’s still risking his life performing daredevil acts like trying to break speed records on unusually fueled vehicles, and he is still up to hijinks with his friends and a cast of complete strangers, both in Australia and in the U.S. Decidedly odd things seem to happen to Paul Carter (in this case falling through the floor of his own bathroom—don’t ask). But, more importantly, he’s still the funniest man in the bar and the nicest alpha male you’ll ever meet as he rudely risks all for the sake of a good story. Paul Carter worked in the oil industry for 15 years, and is the author of Don’t Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs;, Is That Thing Diesel?, and This Is Not a Drill. Memoir/Humor • 280 pp • 5 x 8 9781743312766 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

London’s Markets From Smithfield to Portobello Road Stephen Halliday The first comprehensive account of London’s major markets, from Roman times to the present day London is a city of markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping, and, occasionally, in stolen goods. Stephen Halliday’s book is a comprehensive account of the often lurid and controversial history of its markets from Roman Londinium to the London of Boris Johnson as well as a guide to visiting them—and emerging with a bargain. Stephen Halliday is the author of 12 books, including From 221b Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop and The Great Stink. Travel/History • 192 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 40 B/W Photos 9780752494487 • June • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

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The Politics of Washing Real Life in Venice Polly Coles A riveting account of ordinary life in an extraordinary place, packed with charming anecdotes that will have readers hooked on Venetian life “She can write, fantastically well. . . . Venice deserves this dose of perspicacious pragmatism.” —Spectator The beautiful city of Venice has been a fantasy land for people from around the globe for centuries, but what is it like to live there? To move house by boat, to get a child with a broken leg to a hospital, or to set off for school one morning, only to find that the streets have become rivers and the playground is a lake full of sewage? When Polly Coles and her family left England for Venice, they discovered a city caught between modern and ancient life—where the locals still go on an annual pilgrimage to give thanks for the end of the Black Death, where schools are housed in renaissance palaces, and your new washing machine can only be delivered on foot. This is a city perilously under siege from tourism, but its people refuse to give it up—indeed they love it with a passion. This book is a fascinating window into the world of ordinary Venetians and the strange and unique place they call home. Polly Coles is an anthropologist who writes both fiction and nonfiction, and, most recently, has written texts to accompany two exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, England. Travel • 208 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780719808784 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Robert Hale

The first year I spent in Venice with my family was a time of vivid novelty for all of us. I could have predicted very little of what happened. Before I actually lived there, my image of the place was like everyone else’s: a waterborne city of quite extraordinary beauty and strangeness. But as the months went by and I began to learn the patterns of daily life, what absorbed me was not so much the beauty as the relationship between the city and its inhabitants. I began to notice the ways in which people live there—in the present, but also in intimate relation to history. The reality of Venice, where millions of lives have amassed over centuries, day by unexceptional day, creating living reefs of memory and experience, runs radically counter to the image of Venice as a museum-fossil. The small surviving community of residents in the city sometimes strikes me as hopelessly disparate: a raggle-taggle of “indigenous” Venetians, foreigners and Italians (that is all those whose families have not been in the city for generations); but the fact remains that almost everybody here is united by the desire to give this city another chance to live. Against all the odds they continue to believe that Venice still offers a vibrant model for the good life, even for a future. When I first began to show people the stories that fill this book they said that I was casting my net too wide; that it was neither fish (history or travelogue) nor fowl (a personal account of my year-in-an-exotic-place). But that, for me, is the point: you cannot live in a place that is three parts myth to one part daily life and not engage with it in ways that range from the banally pragmatic: how to get the shopping home through a foot of water?—to the profound: how would all the world be if it were freed from the tyranny of the car? What effect does water have on the soul? How might a child conceive of his place in the present when growing up in an environment so palpably chiseled out of centuries of history? So this book is a maverick thing. It is the story of the year my family lived in Venice; it is about the city, its corners and backwaters, and it is about the Venetians themselves and the ways in which they navigate their extraordinary home. But, most of all, it is a plea to halt the daily violation of one of the earth’s most precious treasures by unregulated tourism; to preserve not only its stones but its living culture; to allow Venezia to become, once again, just a bit more normal.

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LANGUAGES TO GO The perfect language companions for travels abroad, complete with necessary words, phrases, and pronunciation guides Getting to grips with a foreign language is never easy, and most phrase books are too chunky and convoluted to help you when you really need it. These guides are here to help, with quick and easy steps to learn the essential words and phrases that enable you to go out and enjoy the country. Using everyday vocabulary for everyday scenarios, this is your passport to navigating travel, money, hotels, restaurants, seeing the sights, shopping, and meeting and greeting other people. Essential words and phrases for the most practical of situations all include phonetic pronunciations to make tackling a new language a little bit easier. Each: Reference/Travel • 128 pp • 4.5 x 6 • June • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

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The Higgidy Cookbook 100 Recipes for Pies and More Camilla Stephens From Giant Gruyère & Ham Parcel to Salted Pecan Fudge Pie, 100 heartwarming recipes for family and friends The founder of a popular British pie company Higgidy shares her easy recipes for pies, quiches, tarts, and more. From simple suppers and quirky quiches to party pies and delectable desserts, this is delicious food for family and friends. It includes their popular Chicken Pot Pie and Classic Quiche Lorraine, alongside delicious new creations including Mini Beef Wellingtons, Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Tart, and the hearty Roast Chicken Dinner in a Pie. There are also gorgeous sweets such as Apple & Blackberry Pie and Pretty Little White Chocolate Tarts. This is comfort food that everyone will love. Recipes include metric measurements. Camilla Stephens began her culinary career as head of food development for the Seattle Coffee Company (now Starbucks). In 2003, she and her husband set up their own company, and Higgidy was born. Quickly recognized as one of the fastest-growing UK companies, the Higgidy kitchens now produce more than 175,000 award-winning pies and quiches every week. Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9 120 Color Photos 9781782062899 • April $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Quercus

Four Kitchens Colin Fassnidge With the help of this cookbook, even the most humble meal can be transformed into restaurant-quality cuisine Chef and restaurateur Colin Fassnidge leapt to prominence Down Under as the outspoken Irishman on the Australian reality show My Kitchen Rules. His first book is an extension of what he’s created in his restaurants, The Four in Hand and 4Fourteen. An introduction for each section provides insight into Colin’s own inspiration, offers advice, and shares secrets to turn the modest home-cooked meal into impressive restaurant fare. The style of food is predominantly drawn from 4Fourteen, an all-day “Eating House” and bar, with an emphasis on share food, from small plates to whole animals. Recipes include dual measurements. Colin Fassnidge has worked at some of Sydney’s most acclaimed restaurants, including Banc and est. In 2003 he took over Four in Hand dining room, and in May 2012, he opened the Sydney dining hotspot 4Fourteen, which has already established itself as a favorite among food critics and patrons alike. Cooking • 240 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 120 Color Photos 9780857982346 • June $37.95 (Can $44.95) Cloth Ebury Australia

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Guilty Pleasures Your Favourite Sweet & Savoury Indulgences in 130 Easy Recipes Matt Tebbutt Peanut Butter and Pecan Pie, Vodka-Marinated Steak—transform guilty pleasures into 130 easy, delicious recipes We all know that a little bit of indulgence does you good. This cookbook takes your sneaky treats, like peanut butter, cream cheese, coffee, and even booze, and puts them center stage in 130 fun and delicious recipes. Enjoy great food such as Peanut Caramel Poached Pears; Cauliflower, Bacon & Chicory Soup with Dijon Mustard; Soy & Honey Tea-Smoked Chicken; Green Tea Pancakes; Creamy Leek Risotto; Sticky Chicken Wings made with cola; Garlic & Almond Soup; Pork Ribs in Cardamon & Stout; and so much more. In a world where we have so many things to worry about, a bit of mild indulgence shouldn’t be one of them. This is pleasure on a plate. Recipes include metric measurements. Matt Tebbutt hosts and cohosts several cooking shows. He owns and runs the acclaimed Foxhunter pub, for which he won AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales. Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 76 Color Photos 9781782064671 • May • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • Quercus

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Cressida Bell’s Cake Design Fifty Fabulous Cakes Cressida Bell Startlingly innovative designs for cake decorating, influenced by the Cressida Bell’s family’s part in the Bloomsbury Group Home baking is hot, and Cressida’s Bell’s collection of cake designs is a wonderfully creative and original take on the art and craft of cake decoration. Cressida is a scion of the famous Bloomsbury Group of artists—her grandmother was artist Vanessa Bell— and these wonderfully original designs for cakes, in their innovative use of color and ingredients, while being totally contemporary in feel and look, reflect her honorable artistic inheritance. All the decorations are edible: there are cakes decorated with traditional sweets, cakes decorated with candied fruit, and cakes decorated with nothing but sugar paste cut and shaped into striking, witty, and vivid designs—a winner’s rosette, a peacock in all his finery, a dahlia in full bloom. Each idea is inspirational, but is also eminently attainable—some easily achieved by children—and all suitable for any number of cake baking occasions from birthdays and anniversaries, to just producing something wonderful for every day. Recipes include metric measurements. Cressida Bell, the daughter of artist Quentin Bell and granddaughter of Bloomsbury Group painter Vanessa Bell, is an artist of international reputation who works in many areas and mediums encompassing disciplines from interior design to textiles and wallpapers, as well as illustration. She is the author of The Decorative Painter. Cooking • 160 pp • 9 x 9 • 115 Color Photos 9780957150034 • May $36.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth Double-Barrelled Books

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The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook Lynn Hill The secret is out. Discover 120 sensational cake recipes from the founder and members of Britain’s first and only underground cake club. Secret venues, inspired themes, and fabulous cakes. Across the UK and beyond, thousands of home bakers have been meeting covertly in hidden locations with the same simple mission: bake, eat, and gossip about cake. These are the members of the phenomenally popular Clandestine Cake Club—and now, for the first time, they share their baking secrets. The rules are quite clear: no cupcakes, no muffins, no brownies, pies, or tarts. It’s all about cake! With each event organized around a creative theme, the results are some of the most loved and inventive baked delights you’ll ever eat. The inspiring recipes include Scrumptious Sticky Toffee Cake; Smoked Chili Chocolate Cake; Blood Orange and Rosemary Loaf; Dark ’n’ Stormy Cake; Rose, Rhubarb & Cardamom Cake; Chai-soaked Vanilla Sponge; a giant Lemon Fondant Fancy; and the unmissable five-tier Rainbow Cake; all presented with stunning photography and sneak-peek snaps from club events. At last, the secret is out and everyone is invited to join the club. Recipes include metric measurements. Lynn Hill founded the Clandestine Cake Club in 2010 as a follow-up to the successful Secret Tea Room that she was already running in her home. There are now more than 150 affiliated clubs in the UK and elsewhere. Lynn has been profiled in NPR and appeared in Daily Mail, Grazia, the Times, and Woman’s Own. She also writes the popular blog, www.bakelady.wordpress.com. Cooking • 256 pp • 8.5 x 9 • 120 Color Photos 9781782060048 • August • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • Quercus

Sweet Studio The Art of Divine Desserts Darren Purchese From cakes and mousses to glazes and spreads, pastry chef Darren Purchese offers guidance toward the creation of enhanced textures and perfected flavors Sweet Studio is a laboratory for delectable desserts, where classically trained pastry chef Darren Purchese produces exquisite and extravagant sweet creations. Each of his desserts are made from component parts such as jellies, mousses, sponges, creams, and spreads which are built up, layer upon layer, to create the finished work of sweet art. This book is guaranteed to bring out the inner Willy Wonka in all of us, with recipes including Coconut Mousse, Gin & Tonic Marshmallows, Milk Chocolate Raspberry Eclairs, Pistachio Cake, and Smoked White Chocolate Brownies. Recipes include dual measurements. Darren Purchese is one of the most respected pastry chefs working in Australia today. He has worked in prestigious hotel kitchens across England and France, including the Savoy Hotel in London, under the tutelage of Mâitre Chef de Cuisine, Anton Edelmann. He set up Sweet Studio in early 2011. Cooking • 232 pp • 9 x 10 • 62 Color Photos 9781742663371 • June • $39.95 (Can $47.95) Cloth • Murdoch Books

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Kiddie Cocktails Stuart Sandler Illustrations by Derek Yaniger Foreword by Charles Phoenix A hip, retro-styled visual guide to the ultimate collection of nonalcoholic drink recipes Calling vintage lifestyle, cooking, and entertaining enthusiasts of all ages—here is the coolest collection of vintage cocktails, minus the hooch! From the standard Shirley Temple to Cotton Candy, Bahama Mama, and Cactus Juice, this book discusses the appropriate bar equipment, glassware, garnishes, and technique. In addition to hip drinks, the book is filled with recommendations for throwing a swingin’ kiddie cocktail party complete with classic punchbowl recipes, party favors, music, and of course a few tasty snack suggestions. The entire book is lavishly illustrated by the internationally renowned artist Derek Yaniger, with several of the images available as collectible limited edition silkscreened serigraphs from KiddieCocktails.com. Stuart Sandler has created more than 500 original typefaces and established a reputation as the premier retro display font designer. In 2004, he launched Mister Retro, offering retro design software products to complement his typefaces. He lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Derek Yaniger has been published in such magazines as Atomic, Barracuda, and Car Kulture Deluxe and does prints for shows such as Hukilau, Tiki Oasis, and the Wild Weekend. He has been commissioned to create art for such clients as Shag, Elvira, and Pixar director Lee Unkrich and his work was collected in Wildsville: The Art of Derek Yaniger. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Charles Phoenix is a performer, a humorist, a chef, and an author. In his live shows, media appearances, and books, which include Americana the Beautiful and Southern Californialand, he explores America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present. He has appeared on TV with Conan O’Brien and Martha Stewart and is often heard on NPR. He lives in Los Angeles. Cooking • 112 pp • 8 x 8 • 112 Color Photos 9780957664913 • August • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Korero Press

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Let Me Tell You About Whisky Taste, Try & Enjoy Whisky from Around the World Neil Ridley and Gavin Smith An authoritative beginner’s guide cutting straight through the mystery, myth, and complex-sounding terminology “Informative, accessible, and fun . . . as fascinating for those with whisky knowledge as it is for total beginners.” —Food & Travel magazine “A lovely book to pack on a tasting excursion, or simply to sit with and read beside a roaring wood fire in the winter months.” —Keeper “A clear jargon-free guide . . . provides enough knowledge to feel confident talking about whisky and inspiration for choosing which whiskies to stock behind the bar.” —Bar magazine Offering 200 recommended whiskies to try from around the world, with original tasting notes, this is a true beginner’s guide providing a clear insight into the modern world of whiskey in a way that’s never been done before. The book covers not just famous Highland malts, Irish pot still whiskeys, and American bourbons, but also whiskies from South East Asia, Japan, and Canada, as well as from many other producing countries, ranging from Wales to Taiwan. There is advice on how to nose, taste, and savor; how to organize a whiskey tasting; which glassware to use; a selection of classic whiskey cocktails; and advice on food pairings. Whiskey bars from China to Norway to the U.S. are listed, as are specialist retailers. Recipes include dual measurements. Neil Ridley codeveloped the award-winning whiskey and spirits blog, www.caskstrength.net. He writes regularly about a wide range of different drinks for spirit and lifestyle publications and is on the judging panel of the World Whisky Awards. Gavin Smith is a freelance journalist and author specializing in whiskey and beer. He is contributing editor for www.whisky-pages.com and contributes to other drinks magazines. Cooking • 224 pp • 8 x 9 170 Color Photos • 8 B/W Photos • 1 Chart • 15 Maps 9781862059658 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Ed Sheeran A+ The Unauthorised Biography David Nolan The story behind the Grammy-nominated singer who has toured as Taylor Swift’s opening act, performed with Elton John at the Grammys, and is just getting started He’s the Suffolk school dropout who has become Britain’s hottest musical property. Ed Sheeran is the award-winning singer-songwriter with a tiny guitar and a huge talent. But how did a young musician who described himself as a “spotty, chubby, ginger teenager” go from selling CDs from his rucksack to playing in front of Royalty at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee—not to mention a worldwide TV audience of a billion? From his bohemian childhood to international stardom, David Nolan traces the story of Sheeran’s musical life and times, featuring exclusive interviews with friends, relatives, musical collaborators and key figures in his rise to stardom. This book details how Ed Sheeran made his mark on the music industry by playing the game via his own set of fiercely independent rules and winning fans like Elton John and Jamie Foxx along the way. David Nolan is an award-winning journalist with biographies on subjects ranging from Simon Cowell to the Sex Pistols. He’s also written for newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. Biography/Music • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 Color Photos 9781782198840 (Replaces 9781782190202) • May • $14.95 (Can $17.95) New in Paper John Blake

Tom Hardy Living Life to the Max James Haydock An in-depth look the versatile and edgy actor With his raw talent, edginess, and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays, Tom Hardy is well on his way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. Born into an idyllic, middleclass suburban life, by his teenage years Tom had grown restless and started to rebel. Bad behavior in the form of alcoholism, drug abuse, and criminal activity ensued and, after a brief stint working as a model, fate intervened and he found his way into an acting course at a local college. Having been plucked from drama school to appear in Band of Brothers, by 2003 his addictions had got the better of him and he collapsed in Soho. Rehabilitation followed, as did a rare second chance. Since then, he has earned himself a reputation as a shape-shifting actor with the skill to slip effortlessly in and out of contrasting characters such as Eames in the blockbuster Inception and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. This biography explores his wayward youth, his drama school years, his burnout, and his complex route to eventual success. James Haydock is a biographer. Biography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 Color Photos 9781782197560 (Replaces 9781857826678) • June $14.95 (Can $17.95) New in Paper • John Blake

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Sharon Osbourne Unauthorized, Uncensored — Understood Sue Crawford Fully updated with the latest events in Sharon’s life, including how she dealt with her health problems and Ozzy’s relapse into drinking and drugs “Drugs, alcohol, plastic surgery. . . . Jaw dropping stuff. 5/5.” —Heat Magazine For decades Sharon Osbourne has governed the career of her husband, the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, and transformed her entire family into international superstars, amassing a fortune in the process. She is far from just another rock wife, she is a woman who has carved out her own path and enjoyed immense success as a result. This biography explores the real woman behind the relentless media circus, tracing Sharon’s life from her rebellious adolescence to the drink-and-drug-fuelled years on the road with Ozzy, right through to her current incarnation as a popular TV star. The book also examines the agonizing times of Sharon’s life, as well as the triumphs, providing an in-depth profile of the most powerful woman in rock. It reveals not only the “marketing genius” careerist familiar to us all, but also a true icon for our times. Sue Crawford is a journalist and the author of Ozzy Unauthorized. Biography/Music • 288 pp • 4.5 x 7 9781782432012 (Replaces 9781843171744) • April • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper Reissue Michael O’Mara

It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Iconic Musicians Reveal the Source of Their Creativity Dr. Jenny Boyd and Holly George-Warren B. B. King, Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, and more than 70 other iconic musicians discuss the creative process in exclusive interviews “I was amazed at how many people have shared an experience I thought was so rare.” —Eric Clapton In this exciting, original, and inspiring book, 75 of the world’s most iconic musicians reveal— many for the first time—their thoughts on creating music. Psychologist Jenny Boyd has probed the minds and souls of these artists and has delved into the drive to create, the importance of nurturing creativity, the role of unconscious influences, and the effects of chemicals and drugs on the creative process. Music legends who contributed exclusive interviews include Rosanne Cash, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison, John Lee Hooker, Branford Marsalis, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, Ice-T, and Warren Zevon. With candid photographs and in-depth analysis of what makes great musicians tick, this will be of interest to any musician or music fan. Dr. Jenny Boyd is a clinical consultant with many personal ties to the music world. Holly George-Warren is a Grammy-nominated writer, editor, producer, and music consultant who has written and edited more than 40 music-related books, many as the editor of Rolling Stone Press from 1993 to 2001. She writes for such publications as Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone; has served as an archivist/curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and the Grammy Museum; has edited and packaged the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame annual induction book every year since 1995; and has appeared as a music and pop culture expert on CBS Saturday Morning, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, and NBC. She lives in upstate New York. Music/Psychology • 322 pp • 5 x 8 • 7 Color Photos • 7 B/W Photos 9781782194620 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • John Blake

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Ukulele Crazy! Everything You Need to Know About the Ukulele and How to Play It Mike Evans A quirky, fun, and practical guide to learning all that you need to learn about one of music’s most beloved instruments, from its history to songs to learn With a rich history spanning back to Portugal (and not Hawaii, as everyone thinks) the ukulele is currently going through an incredibly popular 21st-century revival. As a member of the guitar family, the ukulele has charmed a wide range of popular musicians, as well as amateur players, from all over the world, with its distinct melodic and upbeat sound. Contained here are all the basics you need to know to get you started on your way. It provides a fascinating overview of the instrument’s history, its key makers, manufacturers, and worldfamous players as well as covering the more practical and vital elements such as what ukulele to buy, what chords to learn, how to strum along to songs, and what festivals to attend if you if you want to jam along with others. Covering legends form Ernest Kaai to Tiny Tim to Stephin Merritt and songs from “Blue Moon” and “I’m a Believer” to “Lola” and “Creep,” this book is for fans of all types of music. Mike Evans was a musician on the 1960s rock scene. He began writing about popular music in the 1970s and his work has appeared in Elle, Sounds, and Melody Maker. His books include The Beatles: Paperback Writer, Fleetwood Mac: The Definitive History, Neil Young: The Definitive History, and Woodstock: Three Days That Rocked the World. Music • 112 pp • 8 x 8 • 60 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos • 20 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations • 5 Charts 9781907554704 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Portico

Highway 61 Crossroads on the Blues Highway Derek Bright A musical pilgrimage unraveling the true history of the blues A history of the legendary blues Highway and the route taken by modernday blues pilgrims on their journey south into the Mississippi Delta, this book draws on the work of the early musicologists looking for an authentic Delta folk music in the 1930s, to the record collectors from the northern cities in the 1950s. It examines the campaigns of the Popular Front in the 1940s as it looked for a musical form arising from the struggles of a newly emerging black American proletariat, through to the young white musicians who brought blues back to the United States from England in the 1960s. Derek Bright brings together a mass of evidence from numerous sources and suggests that we need to understand how historians have interpreted the music from the Deep South and the impact this has had on the narrative of the blues if we are to fully appreciate the journey into the music’s past that Highway 61 offers. For anyone embarking on the blues pilgrimage, this is essential reading that ensures the blues pilgrim gets the most from the land where blues began. Derek Bright is a blues musician and researcher, and the author of The Pilgrims’ Way: Fact and Fiction of an Ancient Trackway. He travels to many of the blues festivals of America’s Deep South, and his first record, King of the Delta Blues, is available on Popstopper Records. Music/Travel • 192 pp • 10 x 9 25 Color Photos • 75 B/W Photos 9780752489247 • July • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper The History Press

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The Story of Film Mark Cousins A new edition of the most accessible and compelling history of the medium published, with an updated foreword by the author to accompany his 15-hour feature documentary “Another history of cinema—something I didn’t think I needed til I read The Story of Film. Mark Cousins delves deep, and his book becomes an infinite tracking shot into the mysteries of movies . . . and their makers.” —Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker “A romantic, fiercely intelligent remapping of cinema that also celebrates it as a mysterious synthesis of inspiration and craft.” —Daily Telegraph Film critic, producer, and presenter Mark Cousins’ history shows how filmmakers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example, how Douglas Sirk’s 1950s Hollywood melodramas influenced Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s despairing visions of 1970s Germany and how George Lucas’s Star Wars epics grew out of Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. The Story of Film is divided into three main epochs: silent (1885–1928), sound (1928–1990), and digital (1990–present), and within this structure films are discussed in chapters reflecting both the stylistic concerns of the filmmakers and the political and social themes of the time. As well as covering the great American films and filmmakers, the book explores cinema in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, and South America and shows how cinematic ideas and techniques cross national boundaries. Avoiding jargon and obscure critical theory, the author constantly places himself in the role of the moviegoer watching a film, asking, How does a scene or a story affect us, and why? In doing so, he gets to the heart of cinematic technique, explaining how filmmakers use lighting, framing, focal length, and editing to create their effects. Clearly written and illustrated with more than 400 stills, this book is essential reading for both film students and the general moviegoer. Mark Cousins is an author, a film critic, a producer, and a documentary filmmaker. He is the former director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and a regular contributor to Prospect, Sight and Sound, and the Times. Film • 512 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos • 300 B/W Photos 9781862059429 (Replaces 9781560259336) • Available • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Cloth Reissue • Pavilion

Immoral Memories An Autobiography Sergei Eisenstein Republished for the first time since the 1980s, a legendary book on the cinema from one of the most important figures in the history of film “As an account of the cinema itself, Immoral Memories is invaluable.” —Sunday Times “Few movie memoirs have ever ranged so widely or so richly.” —Financial Times Vivid, eccentric, and free-ranging, this memoir is written in a style reminiscent of the brilliant visual effects of montage and dynamic progression of the legendary Russian director. Eisenstein wittily portrays his life in Russia from the time of the Revolution, his travels in the West, and his encounters with an amazing medley of people on both sides of the Iron Curtain, including Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, and Man Ray. With 48 pages of illustrations from the author’s own collection, including photos and personal sketches, this is the fullest picture possible of a man and his films, from one of the most iconic eras of the art form. Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948) was a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the “Father of Montage.” He is noted in particular for his silent films Battleship Potemkin, October, and Strike as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible I and II. Autobiography/Film • 300 pp • 7 x 9 • 38 B/W Photos 9780720615579 • May • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

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Leonardo DiCaprio The Biography Douglas Wight While looking at the story of DiCaprio’s meteoric rise to fame, this updated edition delves beneath DiCaprio’s polished Hollywood image to examine just what makes him tick Leonardo DiCaprio has rocketed to become one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Recently Leo has taken on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and as the villain in Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster Django Unchained. Cementing his reputation with captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. Yet, although he’s spent more than 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the world’s most beautiful women but seems no nearer to settling down, and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving for perfection despite his stunning successes. Douglas Wight is a former reporter for the Sun. He held news and features editor positions for the News of the World. Biography • 310 pp • 5 x 8 • 39 Color Photos 9781782197270 (Replaces 9781857826722) • April $14.95 (Can $17.95) New in Paper • John Blake

A Man Called Harris The Life of Richard Harris Michael Sheridan and Anthony Galvin The first authorized biography of Richard Harris, with contributions from his family and fellow actors including Russell Crowe Richard Harris was a giant who oozed charisma on screen; offscreen, however, he was troubled and addicted to every pleasure life could offer. Coming from a repressed Irish Catholic background, he was forced by a teenage illness to abandon his beloved rugby, but not his macho appetites. Discovering theater saved him. He had found his calling. Despite marrying the daughter of a peer, he never tried to fit in. He was always a hell-raiser to the core, along with legendary buddies Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole. But he was more, he was a gifted poet and singer, an intelligent family man who took great interest in his craft, and a Renaissance man of the film world. Every time his excesses threatened to kill his career, and himself, he rose magnificently from the ashes, first with an Oscar-winning performance as Bull McCabe in The Field, then in the Harry Potter franchise. Michael Sheridan is a journalist, theater producer, and writer. As a film critic he met with Richard Harris on a number of occasions. Anthony Galvin was a staff journalist for 10 years with the Limerick Leader. Biography/Film • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 32 B/W Photos 9780752488981 • June • $27.95 (Can $33.95) Cloth • The History Press

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My Cool Motorcycle An Inspirational Guide to Motorcycles and Biking Culture Chris Haddon Photographs by Lyndon McNeil The newest entry in this very stylish series celebrates our love affair with the motorcycle and the strong culture within the biker community, from mods with scooters emblazoned with lights and mirrors to leather-clad racer-rockers Motorbike riders today have an increasingly sophisticated and more specialized range of bikes to choose from, but interest in classic bikes has also influenced the design of these new machines. This volume showcases more than 60 stylish bikes of all shapes and sizes along with their owners’ personal stories. Many of these iconic bikes have been customized with unique styling, and the stylish photography shows a plethora of bike details, including signage, gauges, dials, and bike typography. The bikes range from early examples of powered bicycles used in World War I through sidecars for carrying the family, to cutting-edge 21st-century models capable of speeds of more than 150 mph. The book also includes details of extraordinary intercontinental journeys; bike culture hubs such as cafés, workshops, and garages; bike collectors; iconic legends of motorcycle racing; and a look at different uses for bikes. It highlights iconic makes such as Vespa, Lambretta, Honda mopeds, BSA winged wheels, Cycle masters, Harley Davidson, Indian, Norton, BMW, Enfield, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, and Suzuki: from sports and military bikes, fully equipped tourers and trail bikes, stylish city scooters to beautifully engineered Japanese machines. Chris Haddon has 20 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer, focusing on brand development and web design. He is the author of My Cool Bike and My Cool Classic Car and the coauthor of My Cool Campervan and My Cool Caravan. Transportation/Photography • 160 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 300 Color Photos 9781909108912 • August • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Loco Motion The World’s Oldest Steam Locomotives Michael R. Bailey The definitive reference book revealing the very oldest examples of steam locomotives all over the world The development of the steam locomotive during its first half-century until 1850 is told here by exploring the surviving locomotives that may be seen in museums in Britain, Europe, and North and South America. Operable replicas, filling many of the gaps in the international collections, are also featured. Each chapter describes a group or class of locomotive, outlining the operating and preservation history with their design characteristics, component materials, and modifications, from the Trevithick progenitors of 1803–1808 to the industrial locomotive of 1838–1850. Including a list of museums housing all of the world’s oldest locomotives and components, this book brings the locomotive past to life. Michael R. Bailey is a railway historian who has undertaken projects for museums in England, Canada, and Denmark. He has written a number of books and papers on railway history. Transportation/History • 216 pp • 10 x 9 • 50 Color Photos • 200 B/W Photos 9780752491011 • August • $39.95 (Can $47.95) Cloth • The History Press

Flying Scotsman The Most Famous Steam Locomotive in the World James S. Baldwin How and why Flying Scotsman became the most famous steam locomotive in the world Everyone knows the name Flying Scotsman but not everyone knows the history of this world-famous locomotive. Here, author James S. Baldwin takes the reader on a railway journey through time, beginning with the Great Northern Railway years, through LNER, BR, Alan Pegler, and beyond, right to the National Railway Museum’s acquisition of it in 2004 and the restoration process since then. Complete with stunning black-and-white and color illustrations, and with the return of this great locomotive back to mainline tour usage imminent, this is the perfect package to allow Flying Scotsman enthusiasts old and new to get a real taste of the rich history of this favorite steam locomotive. James S. Baldwin is a historian and industrial archaeologist who is considered to be the expert on all things Flying Scotsman. Transportation/History • 120 pp • 10 x 9 100 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos 9780752494470 • April • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper The History Press

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View from the Cockpit Flying Military Aircraft Tim McLelland Describing the sights, sounds, smells, and what it is really like to fly in a wide range of military aircraft Reviving a feature of old aviation magazines, this book’s detailed accounts give the reader an opportunity to place him or herself in the cockpit, sharing what it is really like to sit inside a warplane. Few civilians, and these days few journalists, get the chance to fly in a combat aircraft; the author has been lucky enough to experience flying in a wide range of military planes ranging from the Chipmunk and Bulldog to huge multiengine craft, frontline combat aircraft—including the Jaguar, Phantom, Harrier, Buccaneer, Hawk, Hornet, and Tornado—and with the “Blue Angels” and Red Arrows. Combining narrative, interviews, and firsthand descriptions of handling aircraft—including each craft’s quirks and vices, this book offers a unique insight into military flying. Tim McLelland is an author specializing in military aerospace subjects. A contributor to many leading aerospace magazines, he has visited military establishments around the world, gaining access to a number of operational and training units. His previous books include Harrier and Hawker Hunter. Transportation/Military • 192 pp • 9.5 x 9 30 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos 9780752490021 • June • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Paper • The History Press

Sea Devils Pioneer Submarines John Swinfield A detailed history of the submarine, from the first man-powered submersibles to the deep sea exploration and military crafts of today Pioneer submariners built astonishing contraptions that made perilous voyages or sank like stones. Some were driven by muscle-power or steam engines with chimneys. Others had wheels with which to trundle along the seabed. This book traces the history of early submarines and the colorful array of those who built and sailed them. From a plethora of mad-cap inventors emerged a bizarre machine that navies of the world begrudgingly accepted but viewed with distaste. The submarine matured into a weapon to usurp the mighty battleship. Subject to military and political skirmishing, it would win eventual acceptance amid the chaos and carnage of the Great War. Sea Devils brims with daring, larger-than-life personalities and their determination to make underwater voyages. John Swinfield is a former reporter and television producer, a former editor of the magazine Artists & Illustrators, and the author of Airship: Design, Development and Disaster. Transportation/History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 32 Color Photos • 25 B/W Illustrations 9780750953566 • May $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • Spellmount

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Titanic in Photographs Daniel Klistorner, Steve Hall, Bruce Beveridge, Art Braunschweiger, and Scott Andrews Foreword by Ken Marschall From the team of experts behind Titanic: The Ship Magnificent, this story of the Titanic in pictures, from build to maiden voyage, includes many rare images from collectors’ archives “Offers about as up-close and microcosmic a view of the vessel as you are likely to find.” —Wall Street Journal on Titanic: The Ship Magnificent “The ultimate Titanic reference book . . . the extraordinary collection of visual documentation . . . constitutes the most exhaustive guided tour of the ill-fated vessel ever published.” —Library Journal on Titanic: The Ship Magnificent The name Titanic has become synonymous with catastrophe, the story of this luxurious liner legendary. Wrecked after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage, the loss of around 1,500 lives among her passengers and crew has gone down in history as one of the most emotive and tragic disasters in history. In this evocative collection of photography, the authors of Titanic: The Ship Magnificent tell her full story, from the shipyards of Harland & Wolff and its early vessels, with the backdrop of the great race to build the biggest and best passenger liner, to the frenzy of excitement surrounding her launch. Looking at her officers and crew, her stops at Cherbourg and Queenstown, and including some special, rare photographs, the book follows the story to its inevitable conclusion, considering the lifeboats, the presence of the Carpathia, and the aftermath of the disaster. Daniel Klistorner has consulted on Titanic-related books, artifact identification, preservation efforts, and museum exhibits. Steve Hall helped set up the Titanic Research and Modeling Association and is a former trustee. Bruce Beveridge is an honorary lifetime member of the British Titanic Society and a member of the Titanic Historical Society and the Irish Titanic Historical Society. He is also a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. He and Steve Hall coauthored Olympic & Titanic. He lives in Willow Springs, Illinois. Art Braunschweiger is a trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. He lives in Somerset County, New Jersey. Scott Andrews is a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association and a member of the Titanic Historical Society. He lives in Dacula, Georgia. They all collaborated previously on Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. Ken Marschall is best known as the world’s foremost creator of Titanic artwork. Transportation/History • 160 pp • 10 x 10 • 12 Color Photos • 170 B/W Photos 9780752499536 (Replaces 9780752458960) • April • $26.95 (Can $31.95) New in Paper • The History Press

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Down Amongst the Black Gang The World and Workplace of RMS Titanic’s Stokers Richard P. de Kerbrech One of the first works to look inside the powerhouse of Titanic-era ships—the manpower that generated the horsepower, including a list of the ship’s “black gang” and their fates Down in the fiery belly of the luxury liners of the Titanic era, a world away from the firstclass dining rooms and sedate tours of the deck, toiled the “black gang.” Their work was grueling and hot, and this book introduces the reader to the dimly lit world and workplace of Titanic’s stokers. It begins with a journey around some of the major elements of machinery that one might encounter in the giant ships’ engine and boiler rooms, sure to satisfy those with technical minds, yet in an accessible style that will aid the lay reader’s understanding. The human side of working for the Titanic and her contemporaries is also involved in an exploration of stokers’ duties, environment, and conditions: what it was like to be one of the “black gang.” Richard P. de Kerbrech served a marine engineering apprenticeship, was a naval inspector, and studied naval architecture and shipbuilding. He is the author or coauthor of 15 books on maritime subjects, including Ships of the White Star Line. History/Transportation • 192 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 B/W Photos 9780752493237 • June • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • The History Press

GREAT PASSENGER SHIPS

Great Passenger Ships 1920–1930 William H. Miller Celebrating the passenger liners of the 1920s—the zenith of ocean travel, with an anecdote-spiced text from a noted passenger liner expert and unpublished photos from private collections This book focuses on the 1920s, ships such as Rawalpindi, Victory of India, Majestic, Olympic, and Berengaria as well as lesser-known but fascinating vessels. The 1920s have become a fabled era for oceanliners, a period of growth and opulence as companies began recovery after World War I. As the decade went on plans were drawn for great superliners, until the Wall Street Crash changed the world. During the 1920s German Imperator became Berengaria for Cunard Line, Columbus became Homeric for White Star, and Bismark was named Majestic for White Star, becoming the line’s most popular ship. White Star and P&O Cruises had great success, and Orient Line, Union Steamship Company, Union Castle, and Furness-Bermuda Line all added their own ships to the mix during these, the golden days of ocean travel. William H. Miller has written more than 80 books on passenger ships and is an acknowledged world expert in his field. He has received the National Maritime History Award in the United States and the Silver Riband Award, and he created the passenger ships database for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. His previous titles include The Great Liners Story and SS France/Norway. He lives in New Jersey. Transportation/History • 96 pp • 10 x 9 • 40 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos 9780752488097 • August • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Paper • The History Press

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The Unseen Britannic The Ship in Rare Illustrations Simon Mills The Olympic-class ship as never seen before, with previously unpublished and rare illustrations The third and final sister of the Olympic-class ships, Britannic is quite often—and unfairly—the lesser known in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched at the start of 1914, she began her career on the cusp of war and was put to good use for Queen and Country. Requisitioned by the military in 1915, that April she became Her Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic. However, her life was cut tragically short in November 1916, when she was hit by an explosion of unknown origin and sunk shortly after. Thanks to the improvements in safety heralded after the tragedy of her sister, Titanic, 1,036 of 1,066 on board survived. Here Simon Mills brings together previously unseen material and this poignant story to tell a tale of heroism in World War I and an oft-forgotten but key ship to maritime history. Simon Mills is a long-standing camera technician of the UK film industry. He has researched numerous documentaries on historical and maritime subjects, and is an published author on all three Olympic-class ships. He has also written a number of articles for the Titanic Commutator. History/Transportation • 128 pp • 10 x 10 42 Color Photos • 71 B/W Photos 3 Color Illustrations • 46 B/W Illustrations 9780752497716 • April • $34.95 (Can $41.95) Cloth The History Press

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New York Harbor Andrew Britton A nostalgic look into a bygone era of luxury on the seas, with previously unpublished images of the dock in action New York Harbor is where the grandest, fastest, and most celebrated luxury liners gather and have gathered since the 19th century. With Luxury Liner Row, and being one of the largest natural harbors in the world, this is certainly a special place for all those that consider themselves shipping enthusiasts. Here Andrew Britton uses his unrivaled collection of ephemera, photographs, and illustrations to present New York Harbor as it has never been seen before. See into a bygone age when this was the busiest ocean liner port in the world and Manhattan saw the arrival of such greats as Olympic, Ile de France, Liberté, and the Cunard Queens. Andrew Britton is a lifelong shipping enthusiast and collector whose other books include RMS Queen Mary and SS United States. History/Transportation • 120 pp • 10 x 9 80 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos 9780752498706 • June • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper The History Press

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Full Steam Ahead A Golden Age of Cruises Boris Dänzer-Kantof A stunning record of the golden age of cruising offers a visual feast of life both on board and ashore, then and now With its irresistible promise of freedom, romance, and history, the cruise has always offered a timeless experience far removed from that of everyday life, ensuring that its allure has remained undiminished to this day. From its beginnings in the late 19th century to its renaissance in the 1970s, the world of the cruise has shown itself to be endlessly adaptable. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, both historic and contemporary, along with rare archive documents and pages from the private albums of passengers, this history invites readers aboard some of the world’s most legendary cruise liners. From the earliest flimsy pleasure boats to the mighty steamers and floating palaces of recent times, take to the seas and journey to glamorous ports of call near and far, as you embark on a captivating voyage. Boris Dänzer-Kantof, historical consultant and editor, is the author of numerous works on social and institutional history. A passionate believer in the importance of memories and popular heritage, with a particular interest in vintage images, paper ephemera, and far horizons, he has also researched the illustrations for a number of books on travel, including First Class: Legendary Ocean Liner Voyages Around the World, Palaces et Grands Hôtels de Légende, and The World of Department Stores. Travel/Transportation • 192 pp • 9.5 x 12.5 150 Color Photos 9781902686790 • May • $44.95 (Can $53.95) Cloth Scriptum Editions

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English History Strange but True Richard Smythe Hundreds of incredible true facts and anecdotes from England’s amazing history Did you know that Mary Queen of Scots was a mighty 5’ 11” tall? Her cousin Elizabeth I, by contrast, was a miniscule 5’ 4”. Charles I was once dug up by George III’s doctor; the medical man kept a piece of Charles’s spine and beard as a souvenir. This book contains hundreds of “strange but true” facts and anecdotes about English history. Arranged into a miniature history of England, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will interest, surprise, and delight readers everywhere. Richard Smythe spent several years as an editor before becoming a freelance writer and researcher. He writes regular articles for magazines including History Today, and is the author of Bum Fodder. He also sets the questions for the BBC’s Mastermind. History • 192 pp • 4.5 x 7 9780752499703 • August • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • The History Press

Monarchy Past, Present . . . and Future? Christopher Lee A look at the state of today’s British monarchy, how the past has shaped it, and how it will secure its survival, if at all, in the future—will William be “the last”? This examination addresses the reasons the British monarchy has lasted longer than any other, the role of the current Monarch in the UK and all the countries of the Commonwealth, current public opinion polls including European and American public perceptions, the Monarch as a modern head of state, and the “good for tourism” argument. The future of Britain and its monarchy are called into question by the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s child, the debate surrounding the succession of the Prince and Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and whether it should skip a generation, and issues relating to the constitution of the UK—the future of the House of Lords, Scottish independence, and the future of the Established Church. All of these issues are covered in full, as is the key question of the British monarchy—the institution’s staying power beyond the current succession. Christopher Lee is a historian, a writer, and a broadcaster whose titles include 1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth. History • 320 pp • 6 x 9 • 24 Color Photos 9781903071588 • April • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • Bene Factum Publishing

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The Little Book of the Tudors Annie Bullen An intriguing miscellany of such need-to-know information as the name Henry VIII jousted under (Sir Loyal Heart), the type of pet owned by both Katherine of Aragon and Elizabeth I (monkeys), and the item ladies of the court commonly used as leg-warmers when traveling (spaniels) The five Tudor monarchs—Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I—were some of the most influential rulers in British history. This volume explores all aspects of life in the Tudor age, from life at court and at the grand country estates where Queen Elizabeth paused during her famous “progresses” to the day-to-day activities at the teeming taverns and plague-ridden cities of the Tudor kingdom. With chapters on the people, palaces, and pastimes of the age; some amusing secrets of the Tudor medicine cabinet and closet; and stories from some of the most fabulous, eccentric, and opulent entertainments of the age, this book will delight anyone with an interest in Tudor history—or indeed, in British history as a whole. Annie Bullen is a royal history expert and the author of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; and William & Kate. History • 160 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Photos 9780750955751 • May • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • The History Press

Wellington and Waterloo The Duke, the Battle and Posterity 1815–2015 R. E. Foster Exploring the man behind Waterloo and the legacy that defined him The Battle of Waterloo is a defining moment in European history that has been immortalized in literature and art for generations. This is the first book to trace how perceptions and commemorations of it have changed over two centuries. It also delves into the legacy of the man behind the victory. Depictions of Wellington, the victor of Waterloo, have varied over the years. Though in the battle’s immediate aftermath the most feted man in Europe, the Iron Duke’s life was lived in the shadows: that of his brother in India, of Napoleon on the battlefield, and of Lord Liverpool and Sir Robert Peel in the post-1815 Tory Party. And in later life, in opposing reform, the hero became reviled. Neither conventional military history nor a biography, this book traces the restoration of the Duke’s reputation and argues that the man is as important to history today as the battle for which he is remembered. R. E. Foster is an academic who has published a number of major articles and book on the Napoleonic era. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. History/Military • 240 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos 9780752488776 • May • $32.95 (Can $39.95) Cloth • Spellmount

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The Third Plantagenet Duke of Clarence, Richard III’s Brother John Ashdown-Hill From the author of The Last Days of Richard III comes the first full biography of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Richard III and Edward IV “An essential read for Ricardians and all interested in studying the Wars of the Roses, here accessible to them without being marred by hundreds of years of interpretations, rumors, and biases.” —Library Journal on The Last Days of Richard III Less well known than his brothers Edward IV and Richard III, George, Duke of Clarence has so had little written about him, that historians are faced with a series of questions: Where was he born? What was he really like? Was it his unpredictable behavior that set him against his brother Edward IV? George played a central role in the Wars of the Roses played out by his brothers—but was he for York or Lancaster? Who was really responsible for his execution? Is the story of his drowning in a barrel of wine—as he did in Richard III—true? And was “false, fleeting, perjur’d Clarence” in some ways the role model behind the 16thcentury defamation of Richard III? Finally, where was he buried and what became of his body? Can the DNA used recently to test the remains of his younger brother, Richard III, also reveal the truth about the supposed “Clarence bones” in Tewkesbury? John AshdownHill exposes the myths surrounding this pivotal and central Plantagenet, with remarkable results. John Ashdown-Hill is a historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Européen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes. The author of The Last Days of Richard III, he has been heavily involved in the DNA testing of Richard III’s remains. He is the author of Eleanor, the Secret Queen. He has appeared on NPR and the Smithsonian Channel as an expert on Richard III. Biography • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 B/W Photos 9780752499499 • June • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth The History Press

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Lionheart The True Story of England’s Crusader King Douglas Boyd Reveals the dark side of England’s most celebrated monarch When people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noted for greed, not generosity, and for murder rather than mercy. In youth Richard showed no interest in girls but a taste for cruelty and greed that would literally be the death of him. To save his own skin, he repeatedly abandoned his supporters to an evil fate, and his lack of interest in women saw the part of queen at his coronation played by his formidable mother, Queen Eleanor. His brief reign bankrupted England twice, destabilized the powerful empire his parents had put together and set the scene for his brother’s ruinous rule. So how has Richard come to be known as the noble Christian hero associated with such bravery and patriotism? This book reveals the scandalous truth about England’s hero king—a truth that is far different to the myth that has endured for eight centuries. Douglas Boyd is the author of April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Biography/History • 224 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 32 B/W Photos 9780752476605 • May • $27.95 (Can $33.95) Cloth • The History Press

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The Glorious First of June Fleet Battle in the Reign of Terror Sam Willis The first full-length telling of the story of the first major naval battle of Britain’s Great Wars with France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period France, early summer 1794. The French Revolution has been hijacked by the extreme Jacobins and is in the grip of the Terror. While the guillotine relentlessly takes the heads of innocents, two vast French and British fleets meet in the mid-Atlantic following a week of skirmishing. After fierce fighting, both sides claim victory. Here Sam Willis not only tells, with thrilling immediacy and masterly clarity, the story of an epic and complex battle, he also places it within the context of the Terror, the survival of the French Revolution, and the growth of British sea power. Sam Willis is a maritime historian and archeologist and one of the world’s leading authorities on the sailing navy. He has appeared on BBC’s Coast, NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, and the History Channel’s Museum Secrets, and has worked as a maritime history consultant to the Discovery, History, and National Geographic channels. He is the author of The Fighting Temeraire. History/Military • 320 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 20 Color Photos • 14 B/W Illustrations • 4 Diagrams • 4 Maps 9781849160391 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Quercus

Diamonds at Dinner My Life as a Lady’s Maid in a 1930s Stately Home Hilda Newman and Tim Tate A fascinating memoir of life as a lady’s maid in a big house in the 1930s, covering the beauty of the house, the housing of royals escaping the Nazis, the hard work of staff, and the experience of joining the army to serve a Countess Hilda Newman was a maid to Lady Coventry at the Worcestershire stately home of Croome Court in the 1930s. In her fascinating memoir of life below the stairs (as well as glimpses from inside the big house), she reveals what it was like living and working in the 18th Century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by parkland landscaped by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. During World War II Croome Court housed the exiled Dutch Royal Family, who escaped the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. It was also the top-secret RAF base Defford, where radar was developed and repairs were carried out on aircraft fighting in the Battle of Britain. Hilda remembers life both upstairs and down, from the grand long gallery designed by Robert Adam and the tapestry room (since removed and transferred to the Metropolitan Museum in New York), to the hard labor demanded of serving staff and what it was like in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the women’s branch of the British Army, which she joined to serve the Countess in 1940. Hilda Newman was a maid to Lady Coventry at the Worcestershire stately home of Croome Court in the 1930s. Now in her late 90s, Hilda has led a remarkable life both above and below the stairs. Tim Tate is the author of several previous books. Autobiography • 272 pp • 5 x 8 • 2 Color Photos • 15 B/W Photos 9781782196105 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • John Blake

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Her Ladyship’s Guide to Royal Etiquette Caroline Taggart A follow-up to Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Queen’s English offers a practical, tonguein-cheek look at all aspects of Royal manners and etiquette Her Ladyship gives practical and invaluable advice on every aspect of royal etiquette: how to behave correctly at formal occasions, and indeed how to follow royal etiquette and guidelines. She deals with basic good manners in a range of situations, both formal and informal occasions, whether at home, at work, or abroad. She will teach the reader such necessities as how to meet and greet the Queen and other royals; elegant ways of sitting down, standing up, and getting in and out of cars; and how not to look as if you are bored to death. Caroline Taggart has been an editor of nonfiction books for nearly 30 years. She is the author of Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home, Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Queen’s English, and I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School. Reference/Humor • 160 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • 50 B/W Illustrations 9781907892790 • August • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • National Trust

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M’Lady’s Book of Household Secrets Recipes, Remedies & Essential Etiquette Hon. Sarah Macpherson Original high-society notes on how to live well—recipes from Cinnamon Spinach to Pitchcocked Eels, herbal remedies for everything from smallpox to “inhibitions” During the 18th century ladies of high society kept handwritten notes on recipes, remedies, gardening, and household tips in their personal House Books, and it became fashionable to exchange the most successful with friends and neighbors. Very few of these fragile House Books have survived, and this compilation celebrates the recent discovery of two: one from Lady Talbot of Lacock Abbey and the other from Lady Louisa Conolly of Castletown House. This charming compilation is full of fascinating information and useful tips and offers insight into the lives of those living in the grand houses of the 18th century. The Hon. Sarah Macpherson was born in Castletown House, Ireland’s largest private home, a Neo-Palladian mansion on the banks of the River Liffey. She is the author of The Children of Castletown House. History • 144 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 Color Photos 9781845887810 • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • The History Press Ireland

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5 MINUTE HISTORY The ultimate layperson’s guides to understanding World War I If the 100-year anniversary of the Great War has left you feeling a little underinformed, the Five Minute Histories series is the perfect way to read up on this major conflict in short bursts and without pages of intricate detail. A perfect overview for the uninitiated, these books inform and educate you even if you have never read a history book in your life. Each: History/Military • 4.5 x 7 • June • $8.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • The History Press

First World War Great Battles Scott Addington What happened at Verdun, where is Ypres, and why did the first day of the Somme matter so much? How and where were the great battles of World War I fought? This easy-to-read guide through the First World War battlefields answers these questions and many more. Scott Addington is an author and historian and runs a military research website. He is the author of Heroes: Britain’s Bravest Fighters: World War One. 160 pp • 9780752493213

First World War Weapons Scott Addington Why was the machine gun so devastating and how did it change the nature of the war? Who invented poison gas and how effective was it on the battlefield? What was it like to come face-toface with the iron monsters that were the World War I tanks, unleashed for the first time? Scott Addington is an author and historian and runs a military research website. He is the author of Heroes: Britain’s Bravest Fighters: World War One. 160 pp • 9780752493220

First World War Leaders and Commanders Peter Doyle One of the greatest myths of World War I is that it was a case of “lions led by donkeys,” yet there were many strong and powerful leaders who shaped the war for better or worse and this accessible guide takes readers through each of these key figures from all of the major countries involved in the fighting. From Kitchener and his New Army to the Kaiser and the U.S. President, Peter Doyle explains why they were important and how the decisions they made influenced the outcome of the “war to end all wars.” Peter Doyle is a military historian and geologist, specializing in battlefield terrain. He is the coauthor of Beneath Flanders Fields: The Underground War 1914–18 and Grasping Gallipoli, and the author of The British Soldier of the Second World War. 128 pp • 9780750955706

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5 MINUTE HISTORY Each: History/Military • 128 pp • 4.5 x 7 • June • $8.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • The History Press

First World War in the Air Norman Ferguson World War I is often thought of as just being a land war with men entrenched across the Western Front, but this “war to end all wars” was won as much at sea and in the air as it was on land. This accessible guide takes readers through the birth of the Royal Flying Corps and discusses how all the major fighting powers of the war took to the skies, whether to spy on each on other or to carry out Zeppelin attacks and bombing raids. Norman Ferguson was in the Air Training Corps and is the author of The Little Book of Aviation. 9780750955713

First World War at Sea David Wragg World War I is often thought of as just being a land war with men entrenched across the Western Front, but this “war to end all wars” was won as much at sea and in the air as it was on land. This accessible guide takes readers through all the major naval battles of World War I, as well as exploring the stories of the ships and men that fought in them. David Wragg has worked as an international journalist for the Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator. He has written more than 30 books of military history, including Plan Z and Sink the French! 9780750955676

First World War Trenches Andrew Robertshaw Why did this war that was supposed to be “over by Christmas” descend into four years of millions of men living in trenches on the Western Front and in other parts of the globe? How were thousands of miles of trenches constructed under the threat of enemy fire? How did men eke out their daily existence amid the mud and grime? Were there differences between the German and British trench lines? Answering all these questions and many more, this easy-to-read guide will tell you everything you need to know. Andrew Robertshaw is an acclaimed World War I historian and was the lead historical consultant for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. He is the author of Somme 1 July 1916. 9780750954525

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Shooting the Front Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War Terrence J. Finnegan A meticulously researched history of British, French, and U.S. aerial surveillance on the Western Front “A massive, expertly written, and richly illustrated history . . . based on meticulous archival research . . . Finnegan’s prose is precise and clear, and he provides the necessary historical context to make his work accessible to expert and layman alike.” —Thomas Boghardt, historian, the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, for www.cia.gov “Fascinating, well-researched. . . . A significant work.” —Choice “There is no chance that the work will ever be surpassed.” —David R. Mets, professor emeritus, School of Advanced Air and Space World War I marked the beginning of the era of modern warfare, a conflict that demanded revolutionary technology to break the vicious stalemate in which the armies of Europe found themselves. One such technology was aerial reconnaissance and photography, which together with the growing intelligence use of phone tapping and radio intercepts, changed the nature of war forever. Describing the evolution of aerial photography during World War I, this text is packed with data, information, and meticulous research from essential archives including the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, and London’s National Archives. It shows not only how important aerial reconnaissance was to the war effort, but also how it became the foundation for modern-day exploitation of imagery and geospatial intelligence used to guide today’s decision makers on global issues, and shaped intelligence work for generations to come. Terrence J. Finnegan served 30 years in parallel careers in the Air Force Reserve and in the Department of Defense as a senior level civil servant supporting NATO and NORAD alliances. He has written articles for Over the Front, Over the Top, and Studies in Intelligence. He lives in Sacramento, California. History/Military • 424 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 300 B/W Photos • 30 Color Illustrations 9780752499543 (Replaces 9780752460529) • June • $29.95 (Can $35.95) New in Paper • Spellmount

The Western Front from the Air Nicholas C. Watkis Foreword by Jane Carmichael and Group Captain Thornber A meticulous selection from the 100,000 photo reconnaissance negatives held by the Imperial War Museum, showing how the Western Front was perceived The photographs included and analyzed here were taken by the Royal Flying Corps to provide reconnaissance for the British Army on the Western Front and are drawn from the huge archive held by the Imperial War Museum. Few people have had the courage to delve into the “Box Collection.” Nicholas Watkis is one. The images have been chosen to reveal significant actions and have been carefully annotated to show the terrain and defenses, pinpointing strongpoints, machine guns, mortars, and gun batteries. The seven battles are Neuve Chapelle, Loos, La Boiselle, Flers, Vimy Ridge, Cambrai, and Amiens. Not only does the real work of the RFC become clear—shooting down enemy aircraft was entirely ancillary to photo recon—the reader also, quite literally, sees just what the Western Front looked like, and understands how that appearance affected the plans of British High Command. Nicholas C. Watkis is a photographic interpreter with more than 20 years experience in the Intelligence Corps and the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Jane Carmichael was the first director of collections for the Imperial War Museum in London from 1995 to 2003, and is now director of collections for National Museums of Scotland. Group Captain Thornber is the director of Defence Geospatial Intelligence Fusion Centre. Military/Photography • 144 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 180 B/W Photos 9780752497778 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper • Spellmount

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‘Unsinkable’ Churchill and the First World War Richard Freeman A history of Churchill’s achievements in the Great War and why he was dubbed “the unsinkable politician” by the Morning Post when he returned to office in 1917 Here is the story of a man unjustly vilified: Churchill in World War I. His enemies—the Tory party—censured him for Antwerp, the Dardanelles, and Gallipoli. He could do no right and was regarded as a dangerous maniac. But the true story is quite the opposite. This book tells how, as a brilliant First Sea Lord, Churchill was ousted by his enemies, yet clawed his way back to power against all the odds. As the leading critic of senselessly sending men to march toward machine guns, his calls for “machines not men” went unheeded. After a spell in the trenches he returned to London to clear his name over the Dardanelles. Then he relentlessly fought his way back to power through his brilliant, incisive criticism of the land war. The unsinkable politician finally became Munitions Minister in 1917, where he pushed output to unimagined levels. His weapons delivered the victory that had eluded others for the previous three years. Richard Freeman is the author of more than 60 books, including The Great Edwardian Naval Feud. History • 272 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 B/W Photos 9780752498898 • April $32.95 (Can $39.95) Cloth • Spellmount

Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys! How Chemistry Changed the First World War Michael Freemantle Reveals for the first time the true extent of how chemistry rather than military strategy determined the shape, duration, and outcome of World War I “A compelling overview of the chemical innovations and consequences on both sides of World War I. . . . Highly recommended for science enthusiasts, students of World War I, and those wishing to more seamlessly connect science and history.” —Library Journal “[A] solid, accessible survey.” —Publishers Weekly “Powerful.” —Wall Street Journal Chemistry was not only a destructive instrument of World War I but also protected troops and healed the sick and wounded. From bombs to bullets, gas to anesthetic, khaki to camouflage, chemistry was truly the alchemy of the war. This history explores its dangers and its healing potential, revealing how the arms race was also a race for chemistry, to the extent that Germany’s thirst for fertilizer to feed the creation of their shells nearly starved the nation. It answers question such as: What is cordite? What is lyddite? What is mustard gas? What is phosgene? What is gunmetal? This is a true picture of the horrors of the “Chemists’ War.” Michael Freemantle is a chemist. He is the former senior correspondent for Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society, and he has written numerous books on the history of chemistry, including An Introduction to Ionic Liquids. History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 32 B/W Photos 9780750953757 (Replaces 9780752466019) • Available $19.95 (Can $23.95) New in Paper • The History Press

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A Hilltop on the Marne Civilian Letters from War-torn France Mildred Aldrich A unique civilian’s-eye view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before-and-after picture of a French community in disarray A Hilltop on the Marne is a collection of letters written by Mildred Aldrich, an American expatriate who had bought a country farmhouse near Paris in the spring of 1914. Writing to her friends back home, she describes her idyllic life in Huiry, the minutiae of her farmhouse and her daily life. As the political situation in Europe darkens, Aldrich stands firm in her decision to stay in France and her village, come what may. As war breaks out she looks out over Marne valley at the armies moving, hears the cannonade in the distance, and watches as soldiers of all nations march down the lanes in turn. Aldrich’s narrative goes on to describe the subsequent events of the war until America’s entry into the fray and, returning to her narrative after the war, she described the process of rebuilding local life. Mildred Aldrich (1853–1928) was an American journalist and writer. She wrote for several newspapers in Boston and founded her own literary magazine. In 1898, she moved to France and worked as a foreign correspondent and translator. History/Literary Collections • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781843915010 • August • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Hesperus Classics

Mildred on the Marne Mildred Aldrich, Front-line Witness 1914–1918 David Slattery-Christy In 1914 an American journalist retired to a small house in France—only to find herself in the middle of World War I, and eventually having an impact on the U.S.’s actions in the war This is the story of 61-year-old American journalist Mildred Aldrich and her experiences of the Great War. She retired to a small hilltop house called La Creste in February 1914, with views across the Marne River and Valley, little realizing she would become embroiled in the first major battle of the war. In spite of the danger, she decided to stay and help the British soldiers. Her home was for a few days behind German lines, but the British pushed the Germans into retreat and La Creste remained in British territory for the duration. They entrenched in the Marne Valley and Mildred’s “beloved panorama” as she described the view, turned into the valley of horror and death. Informed by Mildred’s unpublished journals and voices of those serving in the BEF, along with historical military background, this book examines events from the unique perspective of a remarkable woman who lived through them. David Slattery-Christy is an award-winning playwright and director. His play Forever Nineteen was based on Mildred Aldrich and The Post Card is a true Titanic story. He worked as a consultant on the Oscar-winning film Gosford Park. Biography/Military • 224 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos 9780752497686 • May • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • Spellmount

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Atlantic Meeting H. V. Morton Morton’s account of attending the 1941 Atlantic Treaty meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, which established the Allied policy for post–World War II Europe In August 1941, Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt met secretly on HMS Prince of Wales. H. V. Morton was invited to accompany the Prime Minister and his entourage, a trip which was not without its hazards. This is a unique account of the events leading up to Churchill’s discussions with Roosevelt and a fascinating account of the practicalities—and occasionally humor—involved in such a perilous journey. Only a handful of people knew Churchill had left Britain, and in America the press merely reported that Roosevelt was enjoying a few days’ away from Washington, fishing. Churchill had hoped that at the resolution of the meeting the United States would join the war during the summer of 1941, but this was not to be. H. V. Morton’s account was not released for publication until 1943 and subsequently numerous documents have been made available at the National Archives. A new appendix lists these together with a chronology and detailed bibliographies of the key figures who participated in the discussions. H. V. Morton (1892–1979) was a journalist and one of the most popular travel writers of his time. His books include In Search of England, A Traveller in Italy, and A Traveller in Rome. History • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9780413776969 • April • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Methuen

Operation Neptune The Prelude to D-Day David Wragg One of the most ambitious amphibious operations to ever take place, the story of Operation Neptune is the story of D-Day at sea Long awaited, the Normandy landings were the largest amphibious operation in history. Success was achieved by the advent of specialized landing craft, first seen in the landings in North Africa; heavy naval firepower, and the creation of two artificial harbors, each the size of the port of Dover; and an underwater pipeline. This book tells the story of this incredible feat using eyewitness accounts of the landings and the breaching of Hitler’s famed “Atlantic Wall.” David Wragg explores the earlier Allied and Axis experiences with amphibious operations and the planning for Neptune and Overlord. He reveals the naval support needed once the armies were ashore and before continental ports could be captured and cleared of mines, with operations such as minesweeping off the Normandy coast, which led to one of the worst “friendly fire” incidents of the war. David Wragg has worked as an international journalist for the Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph. He has written more than 30 books of military history. History/Military • 256 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 40 B/W Photos 9780752489223 • May • $32.95 (Can $39.95) Cloth • Spellmount

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Operation Tabarin Britain’s Secret Wartime Expedition to Antarctica 1944–46 Stephen Haddelsey and Alan Carroll Foreword by HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal The tale of a secret mission is based upon previously unpublished diaries, letters, and reports Based upon contemporary sources, Operation Tabarin tells for the first time the story of the only Antarctic expedition to be launched by any of the combatant nations of World War II and one of the most curious episodes in what Ernest Shackleton called “the white warfare of the south.” The expedition leader was the redoubtable “Scout” Marr, who had sailed with Shackleton. James Murdie was a key figure, a veteran of the Endurance expedition. Captain Victor Marchesi spent three seasons looking for U-boats armed with a revolver and sent letters with British Falklands stamps to embassies all over the world to establish British sovereignty. Stephen Haddelsey is the author of Ice Captain and Shackleton’s Dream. Alan Carroll was base leader at Port Lockroy, Antarctica, from 1954 to 1957, and is the historic adviser to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal is known for her charitable work. History/Military • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 B/W Photos 9780752493565 • July • $32.95 (Can $39.95) Cloth • Spellmount

The Battles of Monte Cassino The Campaign and Its Controversies Glyn Harper and John Tonkin-Covell The first thematic analysis of the Battles of Monte Cassino brings to light new and controversial ideas and information about some of the most critical battles of World War II The Allied forces’ actions in and around Monte Cassino in Italy remain some of the most controversial of World War II. This reappraisal of the battles brings new information about the events at Cassino to light. This is another campaign narrative but a fresh look at some of the key aspects of the battles—the controversial bombing of the Benedictine monastery, the effectiveness of the commanders involved on both sides, the consequences of the Anzio beachhead, the performance of the Germans, and why four agonizing battles were needed to defeat the Germans at Cassino. Glyn Harper is a professor of war studies and general editor of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War. John Tonkin-Covell teaches strategic studies at the New Zealand Defence Forces’ Command and Staff College and is a defense civilian in the New Zealand Defence Force. History/Military • 312 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781741148794 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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My Sea Lady An Epic Memoir of the Arctic Convoys Graeme Ogden A remarkable wartime memoir chronicling the bleak and arduous journeys onboard an anti-submarine trawler in the Arctic ocean during World War II Graeme Ogden’s memoir is the story of HMS Lady Madeleine, an ocean-going trawler converted to an antisubmarine role as part of the convoys to supply the Soviet Union as it faced the savage onslaught of the German army. This was a voyage fraught with storms, icebergs, and subzero temperatures in peacetime alone, but now the convoys faced worse—the fearsome gauntlet of German aircraft, submarines and surface raiders strung out along the coast of Norway, waiting to meet them. Ogden commanded the vessel in question, keeping diaries of his harrowing experiences of those years. These accounts were rediscovered and published as a memoir in the 1960s, illustrated with exquisite line drawings by Richard Elsden, who also sailed on these voyages. This is a very different kind of war memoir, vivid and bittersweet, in which the human elements take centerstage against the backdrop of great events. Graeme Ogden (1903–1983) was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. At the beginning of the 1930s, he started Scott Radio, a successful business brought down by the outbreak of World War II. During the war he was the commander of the HMS Lady Madeleine. Memoir/Military • 188 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Line Drawings 9781909657175 • May • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Bene Factum Publishing

My Italian Adventures An English Girl at War 1943–47 Lucy de Burgh Edited by Mary Hodge Foreword by Max Hastings An enchanting memoir of one English girl’s wartime adventures When Lucy Addey became one of the Auxiliary Territorial Service Girls in Khaki, she hardly imagined that she would end up eating ice cream a stone’s throw from the Roman forum. Her story is of a love affair with the Italian landscape and its people. Yet her Italy is not without its adventures, from her erstwhile admirer and would-be archaeologist Jimmy gifting her a landmine to be used as coffee table, to her harrowing journeys through the Italian countryside revealing Nazi atrocities against the men and women who had bravely sheltered Allied soldiers. Lucy’s incredible resilience and indomitable sense of fun runs like a golden thread throughout the book. Lucy de Burgh joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II and spent much of her wartime service in Italy. Mary Hodge is a family friend of Lucy Addey’s. Max Hastings is the former editor in chief of the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. His books include Catastrophe 1914 and Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945. Memoir/History • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos 9780752499659 • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press

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The Lost Landsers: The Unpublished Photographic History of the German Army Sand, Snow and Mud, 1941–1942 Vince Milano and Paul Botting A collection of photographs of the German army never before published or released in any form, accompanied by expert descriptions and the words of the last of the survivors From 1939 to 1945 a generation of men sacrificed their youth for the wrong cause and then rejoined a society that wanted to forget the horrors of war. These men grew old with the inward silence of the defeated, in a country where their children did not want to know what they had experienced. Their story is retold here in a pictorial format, through their own eyes, by the photos they took during their service in the German army. This volume is comprised of unpublished personal photos and gives an unprecedented glimpse into the life and experiences of the ordinary German soldier in the buildup to WWII and through the opening year of the conflict. Each photograph is accompanied by a detailed caption. The narrative includes anecdotes and firsthand information gained from extensive interviews with German veterans. Vince Milano is a former U.S. infantryman, the author of The German Army Order of Battle 1918, and the coauthor of Normandiefront. Paul Botting and Vince Milano take part in displays and living history events relating to World War II. They both live in New Hampshire. Photography/History • 288 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 400 B/W Photos 9780752498768 • May • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Spellmount

The 43 Group Battling with Mosley’s Blackshirts Morris Beckman Foreword by Vidal Sassoon and David Cesarani Written by a founding member, the remarkable history of an incredibly effective antifascist action group that shut down thousands of fascist meetings and rallies Oswald Mosley decided he could carry on where Hitler and Mussolini had left off, and on street corners his fascist speakers would proclaim “not enough Jews were burned at Belsen.” Enter the 43 Group. In a ferocious, bloody, and brilliantly covert five-year campaign, they destroyed the Mosleyites. The membership of the Group was almost entirely made up of British servicemen, the original 43 members quickly swelling to more than 300 and including a Battle of Britain ace, a VC winner—and Vidal Sassoon. The Group’s philosophy of the “3 D’s”— Discuss, Decide and Do it—was quickly manifested on the streets of London, with literally thousands of fascist meetings and rallies sent packing. Quickly gaining a reputation, the 43 Group was organized in “wedges” of a dozen or so. These wedges would attend a British Union of Fascists rally and at a given signal would storm the speaker’s platform, attacking BUF stewards and speaker. The Group’s military background ensured tight discipline and brutally effective actions. This, combined with a number of spies within the fascist ranks, ensured the 43 Group almost always came out on top, closing down two-thirds of all fascist activity in the UK until its simultaneous demise with organized fascism in Britain in 1950. Morris Beckman was a founding member of the 43 Group. He is the author of The Jewish Brigade. Vidal Sassoon (1928–2012) was an internationally famous hairdresser, a businessman, and a philanthropist, and the author of Vidal. He was the youngest member of the 43 Group. David Cesarani is a historian who specializes in Jewish history and the author of Becoming Eichmann. History/Political Science • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Photos 9780752499420 • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Spellmount

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The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Hitler The Story of Henry Tandey VC and Adolf Hitler, 1918 David Johnson Foreword by General Lord Dannatt, GCB CBE MC DL The true story behind the “man who spared Hitler’s life” during World War I This is a book about two men. The first is Henry Tandey: an ordinary man who displayed extraordinary courage to emerge from World War I as the most decorated British soldier to survive the war. The second is Adolf Hitler who served in the Great War and went on to become one of the most infamous dictators in history. In 1938, Hitler named Tandey as the soldier who spared his life in the aftermath of the Battle of Marcoing in September 1918. This book tells the story of Henry’s and Hitler’s war, the moment when their lives became intertwined, whether Hitler told the truth about the battle, and how Henry lived with the stigma of being the man who let Hitler live. David Johnson is a World War I historian who became fascinated by the story of Henry Tandey during a visit to Flanders Fields. General Lord Dannatt, GCB CBE MC DL is a retired British Army officer. Biography/Military • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 B/W Photos • 27 B/W Illustrations 9780750953627 (Replaces 9780752466132) • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) New in Paper The History Press

The Butcher of Poland Hitler’s Lawyer Hans Frank Garry O’Connor Foreword by Michael Holroyd The only biography of a key member of Hitler’s inner circle, described by his own son as “a slime-hole of a Hitler fanatic” The life of the Bavarian Hans Frank, one of the 10 war criminals hanged at Nuremburg in 1946, who converted to Catholicism before he died, has not received the full attention the world has given to other Nazi leaders. In many ways he warrants it more. His life symbolizes the hubristic and visionary ambition Germany had to an alarming degree much better than anyone else. As he recognized by the end he was a primary, if not the exemplary, symbol, his remorse, self-pity, and arrogance knew no bounds as they vied with his contrition. Garry O’Connor is a theater director and the author of more than a dozen books including Universal Father: A Life of Pope John Paul II. Michael Holroyd is the author of A Book of Secrets. Biography • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 B/W Photos 9780752498133 • April • $26.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth • Spellmount

William Wallace The Man and the Myth Chris Brown Fully revised and updated by leading Scottish historian Chris Brown, this biography reveals the truth behind the myths about William Wallace William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England’s King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized control of the reins of government and became the first leader of his people in a war of liberation against a far larger and richer enemy—England—that would last for more than 60 years. With little or no experience in the business of government or of war, William Wallace was able to achieve command but proved unable to retain it in the face of battlefield defeat. Chris Brown cuts through the myths still perpetuated today to produce the first biography of Wallace driven by contemporary medieval records rather than Victorian legends to present an accurate portrait of the life and career of Scotland’s greatest hero. Chris Brown is an expert on Scottish medieval history and Bannockburn in particular. He has appeared as consultant on numerous documentaries about the battle. He is also the author of Bannockburn 1314: The Battle 700 Years On, Battle Story: Bannockburn, Robert the Bruce: A Life Chronicled, and The Scottish Wars of Independence. Biography/History • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 Color Photos • 40 B/W Photos 9780750953870 (Replaces 9780752443911) • August • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper Reissue The History Press

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The Scottish Castles Story Marc Alexander The turbulent and dramatic history of Scotland’s castles, including Edinburgh, Balmoral, and Cawdor Castle Scotland’s castles reflect the turbulent history of Scotland and its many conflicts and skirmishes, whether against invaders from the north or the English to the south. Castle building reflected the dual needs to control a population and protect against rebellion and invaders. They have provided the setting for some of the most dramatic deeds in history throughout war and political conflict, and of course without the strategic and psychological effect of castles the Feudal system would have been impossible. This book explores the story of Scotland’s castles, featuring many vivid tales from history and showcasing a wide range of examples of Scotland’s incredible wealth of castles, along with a glossary, timelines, and list of castles. Marc Alexander is a consultant editor of Heritage Magazine. He has written more than 60 books, including Britain’s Royal Heritage, A Companion to Folklore, Myths & Customs of Britain, and A Companion to the Royal Heritage of Britain. History/Architecture • 128 pp • 7.5 x 5 • 100 Color Photos 9780752491110 • July • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Bannockburn 1314 Chris Brown One of the greatest battles to have taken place on Scottish soil Bannockburn 1314 is the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II’s troops. The Battle of Bannockburn, fought over two days on June 23 and 24, 1314, by a small river crossing just south of Stirling, was a decisive victory for Robert, and secured for Scotland de facto independence from England. It was the greatest defeat the English would suffer throughout the Middle Ages, and a huge personal humiliation for Edward. This account re-creates the campaign from the perspectives of both the Scots and English. Chris Brown is the author of Robert the Bruce: A Life Chronicled and William Wallace: The True Story of Braveheart. History/Military • 160 pp • 5 x 7 • 40 B/W Photos 9780752497594 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Spellmount

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The Little Book of Scotland Geoff Holder The ultimate compendium of trivia miscellany about Scotland’s unusual history Take a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed look at the most frivolous, fantastic, or simply strange information that there is to tell about Scotland. Here we find out about unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters, and literally hundreds of other wacky facts about Scotland. This book contains historic and contemporary trivia, including such gems as the real story of William “Braveheart” Wallace, which king was murdered in a barn, and where the World War II Commandos were formed. With subjects ranging from Sir Walter Scott to Sir Sean Connery, Queen Victoria to Mary Queens of Scots, this remarkably engaging compendium is essential reading for travelers and Scots alike. Geoff Holder is the author of a number of titles, including 101 Things to Do with a Stone Circle, The Guide to Mysterious Glasgow, and Scottish Bodysnatchers. Reference/European Studies • 192 pp • 50 B/W Illustrations 9780752493329 • The History Press

The Little Book of Ireland C. M. Boylan A compendium of historical facts and figures about the Emerald Isle, perfect for dipping into Full of details about the country, past and present, this volume covers such themes as wars and rebellions, food and drink, culture, transportation, religion, law and of course its famous— and occasionally infamous—men and women. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets, and the enduring fascination of this ancient country. Despite being a relatively small island on the edge of the vast Atlantic, there is always something new, charming, or even bizarre to discover about Ireland, and you will find much of it here. C. M. Boyland is a librarian at the National Library of Ireland. History • 144 pp • 40 Line Drawings 9781845888046 • The History Press Ireland

365 Reasons to Be Proud to Be Irish Magical Moments in Ireland’s History Richard Happer A year-long scenic journey of jolliness into the quirky events, inventions, traditions, people, and places that make Ireland a country worth celebrating every day of the year Within this humorously illustrated and entertaining book, readers will find a historical year’s worth of the discoveries, delights, and derring-do that make Ireland a place to love and cherish, a place of wonder, and a country that attracts 6 million people through its doors each year. From the beautiful streets of Dublin’s city center to the craggy scrapes of Galway; from the magical myths of Dearg Due (the Irish vampire!) to the legendary pint-pullers at Guinness; from scientists Francis Beaufort to ejection-seat inventor James Martin, Ireland is outstanding in every way, every single day of the year. Richard Happer is the author of several books, including 365 Reasons to be Cheerful, 365 Reasons to Look on the Bright Side, 365 Reasons to Be Proud to Be British, and 365 Reasons to Be Proud to Be Scottish. History • 224 pp • 5 x 6.5 • 40 B/W Illustrations 9781909396401 • June • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth • Portico

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1916 and All That A History of Ireland from Back Then Until Right Now C. M. Boylan An irreverent, vibrant, satirical history of Ireland Irish history started when people arrived on the island. At least, that is when history really got going. Before that things were rather quiet . . . So begins C. M. Boylan’s wonderfully irreverent take on the history of Ireland. It will take readers from the “Age of the Third Best Metal” through the struggles of Wolfe Tone (Ireland’s bestnamed revolutionary) right through the Celtic Tiger years, when there was pancetta and rubies for all. And then on to the present day, when there are fewer rubies. Along the way, this history is not afraid to ask the hard questions, such as Why were walls so important for the Normans? Can you describe and explain Limerick? Is your mother enjoying the Boom this weather? This book is a journey in itself, taking its lucky readers through the long and winding valley of history, and into the bright ocean of the future, right up to the point where the history ends. C. M. Boylan is a librarian at the National Library of Ireland. Humor/History • 128 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 20 Line Drawings 9781845887490 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

Irish Brigades Abroad From the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars Stephen McGarry A history of Irish regiments—including the Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and the Flight of the Wild Geese Covering the period from King James II’s reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1685, until the disbandment of the Irish Brigades in France and Spain, this book looks at the origins, formation, recruitment, and the exploits of the Irish regiments, including their long years of campaigning from the War of the Grand Alliance in 1688 right through to the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. What emerges is a picture of the old-fashioned virtues of honor, chivalry, integrity, and loyalty, of adventure and sacrifice in the name of a greater cause. Stephen McGarry is a historian and author who has been researching this subject for several years, in Ireland and across Europe. History/Military • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos 9781845887995 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

IRISH IN THE WORLD

The Irish in the American Civil War Damian Shiels A collection of two dozen stories of the Irish in the U.S. Civil War—true tales of sacrifice, gallantry, and chance This is the story of the forgotten role of the 200,000 Irish men and women who were involved in various ways in the U.S. Civil War. It includes the story of James Shields, who challenged Abraham Lincoln to a duel in Illinois before the war began, and James O’Beirne, whose job was to hunt Lincoln’s assassin. The stories are divided into “beginnings,”“realities,”“the wider war,” and “aftermath.” Each section contains six true stories of gallantry, sacrifice, and bravery, from the flag bearer who saved his regimental colors at the cost of his arms, to the story of Jennie Hodgers, who successfully passed as a man to serve throughout the war in the 95th. Damian Shiels is an archaeologist who specializes in “conflict archaeology.” He has been on the curatorial staff at the National Museum of Ireland and he runs a website dedicated to the Irish in the Civil War. History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 50 B/W Photos 9781845887681 • May • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

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Melancholy Witness Images of the Troubles Seán Hillen Putting human faces on the conflict in Northern Ireland, a stunning collection of documentary photography from the 1980s and early 1990s “The photographs are like black-and-white time machines that bring back the desolation and danger of the Troubles. The images have a documentary accuracy, but it is the aura of melancholy witness that marks them as the work of Seán Hillen.” —Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize recipient “Striking, haunting sometimes bleakly beautiful: a record of historical importance but also much more.” —Roy Foster, author, The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland Melancholy Witness is the published collection of the images of Seán Hillen’s lauded exhibition of photography, documenting the years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Combining personality with documentary history, what emerges is a powerful and compelling story of unrest, beauty, and change. Seán Hillen is a professional photographer. His images of the Troubles have appeared on the cover of Creative Camera and the Royal Photographic Journal, and in 2007 he was commissioned to design the Omagh Bomb Memorial. Photography/History • 120 pp • 9 x 10 • 118 B/W Photos 9781845887940 • April • $29.95 (Can $35.95) Cloth • The History Press Ireland

STRANGE BUT TRUE

Welsh History Strange but True Geoff Brookes A miniature history of Wales, filled with funny facts and strange true stories This book contains hundreds of “strange but true” facts and anecdotes about Welsh history. Arranged into a miniature history of Wales, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will interest and delight readers everywhere. It includes information on the earliest prehistoric burial in Europe, which was found in Wales—the skeleton was known as the “Red Lady of Paviland” until scientists discovered that it had, in fact, belonged to a man. Welsh royalty is also discussed, including “Rhodri the Great,” Wales’ first king, who was killed by a Saxon army, and the second King of Wales—killed by his own men. It also discusses why English armies usually contained Welsh bowmen: a Welsh-fired arrow could—and did—go all the way through armor, leg, saddle, and horse. Welsh bowmen often used English longbows against them, firing them at point-blank range during ambushes. Geoff Brookes is the author of Bloody Welsh History: Swansea, Swansea Murders, and Swansea Then and Now. History • 192 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 50 B/W Photos 9780752499734 • July • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • The History Press

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A to Z of the Knights Templar A Guide to their History and Legacy Gordon Napier From Aaron to Zion, an invaluable reference of the people, places, and themes of the Crusades, the Knights Templar, and their legacy The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, popularly known as the Knights Templar or the Order of the Temple, were among the most famous of Christian military orders. Officially endorsed by the Catholic church in 1129, the order became a favored charity across Europe, and grew rapidly. When the Holy Land was lost and the Templars suffered crushing defeats, support for the Order faded. Rumors about the secret initiation ceremony created mistrust, and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the order, began pressuring Pope Clement V to take action. On October 13, 1307 King Philip had many of the order’s members in France arrested, tortured into “confession,” and burned at the stake. The sudden disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends, which have kept the name “Templar” alive. Gordon Napier is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar. He has also published articles in Templar History Magazine, Canada. Religion & Theology/History • 360 pp • 5 x 8 9780752498676 (Replaces 9781862273863) • July $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper Reissue • Spellmount

All The Countries We’ve Ever Invaded And the Few We Never Got Round To Stuart Laycock Packed with thought-provoking and intriguing facts, an entertaining look at the UK’s imperial past as you’ve never seen it before Out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, the UK has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. This book takes a look at some of the truly awe-inspiring ways the UK has been a force, for good and for bad, right across the world. A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that’s not even half the story. They’re a dynamic and irrepressible nation, and this is how they changed the world, often when it didn’t ask to be changed. Stuart Laycock is an author and historian. He has written many history books, including Britannia: The Failed State, UnRoman Britain: Exposing the Myth of Britannia, and Warlords: The Struggle for Power in Post-Roman Britain. History/Military • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 Color Illustrations 9780750952125 (Replaces 9780752479699) • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) New in Paper The History Press

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The Reporter and the Warlords An Australian at Large in China’s Republican Revolution Craig Collie Full of intrigue and swashbuckling adventure, the story of an Australian journalist who was at the heart of the most turbulent period in Chinese history Set against the turbulent background of China in the first half of the 20th century, this book reads like a romantic novel, but it’s a true story. The reporter is the intrepid Australian journalist, Will Donald, who arrived in Hong Kong in 1903 and by 1908 was managing editor of the China Mail. As a freelance journalist based in Shanghai, Donald then became advisor to a number of influential public figures, including Sun YatSen and Chiang Kai-Shek, entangling himself in their power struggles. He participated in the armed struggle to overthrow the last emperor of China and then wrote proclamations for Sun Yat-Sen, who ultimately became Provisional President of the Republic of China. Will Donald’s most intriguing alliance was with the swashbuckling Manchurian warlord and morphine-addicted womanizer, Zhang Xueliang. The lives of these two extraordinary men became entwined over the decades and provide a compelling narrative. The role of both Australian and American advisors in these events has a particularly modern resonance. Craig Collie is the author of Nagasaki: Living in the Shadow of the Bomb and The Path of Infinite Sorrow. History • 370 pp • 6 x 9 • 44 B/W Photos 9781742377971 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Fighter Pilot Mis-Adventures Beyond the Sound Barrier with an Australian Top Gun Mac ‘Serge’ Tucker The candid adventures of a real-life Top Gun Mac Tucker—or “Serge,” to use his callsign—is one of an elite group of men trained to fly F-18 jets. Now, for the first time, Serge takes you behind the scenes of the fighter pilot world to reveal what it’s really like. Find out how it feels to be shot at by SAS snipers, to be lost in a 50 million dollar jet over Northern Australia with nothing but car lights to guide you home, to rupture your sinuses while flying, to inadvertently bomb a yacht, and to face death on an almost daily basis. From the Pentagon to the South China Sea, the deserts of Australia to the wars of the Middle East, this book is as action packed as it is entertaining. Mac ‘Serge’ Tucker holds a master’s degree in Aviation Industry Management. Now retired from the air force, he spends his days managing a consulting company in Australia. Autobiography/Military • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781743318706 • April • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Deranged Marriage A Memoir Sushi Das An affectionate, often hilarious memoir of growing up in 1970s London in an Indian household and avoiding an arranged marriage From the age of 14, I was aware my parents expected me to have an arranged marriage, a big Bollywood wedding. There was just one hitch: nobody asked me. Sushi Das grew up in 1970s London—a culturally messed-up time. Feminists were telling women they could be whatever they wanted, skinheads were yelling at foreigners to go home, and punk music was urging revolt. Amid the social upheaval, Sushi was trapped by Indian tradition—and a looming arranged marriage she would do almost anything to avoid. But how do you turn your back on centuries of tradition without trashing your family’s honor? How do you escape your parents’ stranglehold without casting off their embrace? And how do you explain to your strict dad why there’s a boy smoking in his living room and another one lurking in the garden? Breaking free meant migrating to the other side of the world, only to find that life in Australia was just as culturally confusing. This insightful, often hilarious memoir lifts the curtain on one of the oldest traditions of Eastern culture—a custom that aims to join two families in economic prosperity, though the reality is not always so blissful. Sushi Das is an award-winning British Australian journalist of Indian origin. Memoir • 286 pp • 6 x 9 9781742751566 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Bantam Australia

Passport to Hell How I Survived Sadistic Prison Guards and Hardened Criminals in Spain’s Toughest Prisons Terry Daniels Foreword by Sandra Gregory A shocking true crime story, Terry’s extradition was a landmark case resulting in changes to the law regarding interpretation and translation and access to documents In 1997, Terry Daniels found herself unwittingly in the middle of a drug bust involving thousands of pounds’ worth of cocaine being smuggled from Brazil to Spain by her vacation companion. After eventually being cleared of any charges she returned home shaken, assuming the nightmare was over—but her troubles had just begun. Five years after her ordeal, Terry awoke one morning to the antiterrorist police breaking down her door. She was arrested and soon after found herself being extradited to Spain to be tried abroad. In an inexplicably cruel twist of fate, Terry was sentenced to 10 years in a maximum-security Spanish prison. This hard-hitting account of Terry’s fight for justice tells of an ordinary woman who survived and eventually triumphed over remarkable misfortune. Terry Daniels volunteers with ex-offenders and drug abusers. Sandra Gregory spent more than 20 years in jail and was released in 2000. She is the author of Forget You Had a Daughter. Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849533447 • June • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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The Baby Farmers A Chilling Tale of Missing Babies, Shameful Secrets and Murder in 19th Century Australia Annie Cossins The most common murder victim in 19th-century Australia was a baby, and the most common perpetrator was a woman—a fascinating story of the most infamous legal trial in Australia In October 1892, a one-month-old baby boy was found buried in the backyard of Sarah and John Makin, two wretchedly poor farmers in inner Sydney. In the weeks that followed, 12 more babies were found buried in the backyards of other houses in which the Makins had lived. This resulted in the most infamous trial in Australian legal history, and exposed a shocking underworld of desperate mothers, drugged and starving babies, and a black market in the sale and murder of children. Annie Cossins pieces together a dramatic and tragic tale with larger-than-life characters. It’s a glimpse into a society that preferred to turn a blind eye to the fate of its most vulnerable members, only a century ago. Annie Cossins is an author, a criminologist, a law professor, and a leading legal expert on evidence law and sexual assault law reform. True Crime/History • 304 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 19 B/W Photos 9781743314012 • May • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Title Index Title Index 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle ................................238 18 ....................................................................308 1916 and All That ............................................301 1980s Bumper Activity Book..............................234 21 Days in October............................................125 21 ....................................................................308 2nd Big Big Book of Tashi, The ............................35 365 Days of Inspiration......................................223 365 Days of Mindfulness ..................................223 365 Days of Romance ......................................223 365 Reasons to Be Proud to Be Irish ..................300 43 Group, The ..................................................296 5 Minute History ......................................288, 289 5:2 For a New You ............................................247 60 Second Recharge..........................................246 A to Z of the Knights Templar............................303 Adaptation and Survival ....................................153 Adjectives..........................................................150 Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The ..........................94 Adverbs ............................................................150 Aesop’s Fables ..................................................147 After the War Was Over ......................................43 Airbrushing ......................................................181 Alison Lester..........................................................1 All Monkeys Love Bananas ..................................28 All The Countries We’ve Ever Invaded................303 All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang Bang..........204 All the Way to W.A. ............................................36 Allosaurus Ate My Uncle, An ..............................97 Alphabet Storybook 1: ABCDE ............................82 Alphabet Storybook 2: FGHIJ ..............................82 Alphabet Storybook 3: KLMNO ..........................83 Alphabet Storybook 4: PQRST ............................83 Alphabet Storybook 5: UVWXYZ ........................83 Amazing Spencer Gray, The ..............................125 Amazing Tashi Activity Book, The ........................35 Ambush at Cisco Swamp ....................................98 Amen................................................................257 Ancient Legends Retold ....................................230 Angel Whispers ................................................226 Angel Wishes ....................................................226 Angels ..............................................................111 Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra ........................10 Animal Camouflage ............................................16 Animal Families ................................................148 Animal Tales ......................................................107 Animals in Danger ..............................................16 Anne Frank ......................................................133 Apocalypse Next Tuesday ..................................212 Apollo Story, The ..............................................298 Armoured Defence..............................................99 Arnhem 1944–45..............................................299 Art of India, The ................................................178 Arts & Crafts Postcard Book ..............................184 Assassin ............................................................199 Aston Villa On This Day ....................................252 AstonMartin Story, The......................................298 At the Beach ......................................................36 Atlantic Meeting ..............................................293 Austerlist 1805..................................................299 B-52 Story, The..................................................298

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Baby Boy ..........................................................309 Baby Farmers, The ............................................306 Baby Girl ..........................................................309 Baby Unplugged............................................4, 144 Back to Basics....................................................233 Bad Teacher ......................................................241 Ball................................................................4, 144 Ballerina! ..........................................................146 Bannockburn 1314 ..........................................299 Battle of Britain Story, The ................................298 Battle of the Bulge 1944–45..............................299 Battle Story ......................................................299 Battles of Monte Cassino, The ..........................294 Beach............................................................4, 144 Beauty and the Beat ..........................................129 Beckham: The Future ........................................253 Ben & Zip ............................................................26 Beowuff and the Dragon Raiders ......................105 Beowuff and the Horrid Hen ............................105 Beowuff Saga, The ............................................105 Best Christmas Ever ..........................................110 Better Homes & Gardens ..................................114 Bewitched ........................................................114 Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me (Blue) ..........64 Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me (Pink)............64 Bible People Factfile ............................................70 Bible Promises ....................................................68 Bible Promises for a Little Boy ..............................68 Bible Promises for a Little Girl ..............................68 Bible Stories ........................................................69 Bible Stories for Boys ..........................................69 Bible Stories for Girls ..........................................69 Bible Stories for Little Hands ..........................62, 63 Bible, The ..........................................................228 Big Big Big Book of Tashi , The ............................35 Big Hill, The ........................................................92 Big Split, The ....................................................109 Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids ................139 Birds....................................................................17 Birmingham: Then and Now® ............................160 Birthday Girl ......................................................111 Black Cats & Evil Eyes ........................................231 Blanket..........................................................4, 144 Blocks ..........................................................4, 144 Blood Moon ......................................................146 Bloody City, The ................................................192 Body, The ............................................................17 Boeing 747 Story, The ......................................298 Bon Courage! ..................................................260 Book Monster, The ..............................................88 Book ............................................................4, 144 Bosworth 1485 ................................................299 Boudicat! ..........................................................106 Bouncing Ball, The ..............................................32 Box ..............................................................4, 144 Boy Friend? ......................................................111 Boy Who Cried Wolf, The....................................86 Bread and Cheese ..............................................84 Brigid Lucy ........................................................104 Brigid Lucy Needs a Friend ................................104 British Motorcycle Story, The..............................298 Bruce the Brachiosaurus ......................................20 Buddhism in Thailand ..........................................54 Buddhist Stories ..................................................60

Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books..............................139 Bunnies Near and Far ............................................2 Busy Bees Christmas............................................76 Busy Times ........................................................148 Butcher of Poland, The ......................................297 Butterflies and Caterpillars ................................148 CAD for the Workshop......................................180 Call of the Undertow ........................................209 Calm ................................................................225 Can You Dance to the Boogaloo?........................34 Capability Brown ..............................................258 Caramel Tree Readers Level 1 ........................84, 85 Caramel Tree Readers Level 2 ........................86, 87 Caramel Tree Readers Level 3 ........................88, 89 Caramel Tree Readers Level 4 ........................90, 91 Caramel Tree Readers Level 5 ........................92, 93 Caramel Tree Readers Level 6 ........................94, 95 Caramel Tree Starter Level ............................82, 83 Cardiff City Greatest Games ..............................251 Carpe Diem ......................................................220 Case of Doubtful Death, A ................................190 Cat’s Pyjamas, The ............................................239 Catligula ..........................................................106 Cats and Kittens................................................148 Caught Short ....................................................241 Celebrating Harvest ............................................56 Celebration Food ................................................52 Cells and Life Processes ....................................153 Celtic FC On This Day ........................................252 Chapeau! Félix ....................................................38 Chaucer’s Knight ..............................................218 Cheer Up, Monster! ..........................................145 Cheerleader Girl Roxy’s Story ............................103 Cheerleader Girl Roxy’s Story: Leading the Way 103 Cheese and I, The..............................................260 Cheesy Man Giant, The ......................................92 Chelsea On This Day..........................................252 Children in Victorian Times................................155 Children of the New Forest, The ........................123 Chinese Art and the Reeves Collection ..............178 Chinese New Year ..............................................58 Christian Stories ..................................................60 Christianity in Mexico ..........................................54 Christmas Carol, A ..............................................48 Christmas Story, The......................................77, 79 Christmas............................................................58 Cinderskella ......................................................146 Clan ..................................................................166 Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook, The ............267 Clara’s Legacy....................................................203 Classic Military Vehicles Story, The ....................298 Cleocatra’s Kushion ..........................................106 Cliff Hardy series ......................................194, 195 Close-Up and Macro Photography ....................168 CNC Milling in the Workshop............................180 Coast Road, The................................................195 Code Name Pauline ..........................................132 Come to the Edge ............................................214 Common Core ..................................................143 Common Core Language Arts & Literacy Grade 6 ..............................................143 Common Core Language Arts & Literacy Grade 7 ..............................................143 Common Core Language Arts & Literacy Grade 8 ..............................................143


Title Index Concorde Story, The ..........................................298 Construction ....................................................151 Convent, The ....................................................127 Cool Science Tricks ............................................136 Coral Island, The ..............................................123 Counting ............................................................11 Cowboy! ..........................................................146 Crap Dad Jokes ................................................235 Crazy Camera, The..............................................90 Creative and Media ..........................................151 Creeped Out ....................................................113 Cressida Bell’s Cake Design................................266 Crew, The ........................................................198 Crocodile ..........................................................310 Crooked Spire, The............................................191 Crowood Metalworking Guides ................180, 181 Crowood Sports Guides ............................250, 256 Crystal Heart, The..............................................122 Cuchulainn & The Crow Queen ........................230 Cyclone Is Coming!, A ......................................115 Dad Dancing ....................................................235 Dads ..................................................................33 Dancer Girl M. C.’s Story ..................................103 Dancer Girl M. C.’s Story: One Step at a Time ....103 Dark Hollow ......................................................187 Darke Chronicles, The ......................................191 Dates with History ............................................149 Daughters of Gentlemen, The ..........................190 David Copperfield ..............................................48 D-Day Story, The ..............................................298 Death and the Eternal Forever ..........................176 Death in Pont-Aven ..........................................193 Death in the Family ..........................................206 Deep Water ......................................................195 Demi-Monde Saga, The ....................................201 Demi-Monde: Fall, The ......................................201 Demi-Monde: Summer, The ..............................201 Deranged Marriage ..........................................305 Desert Workout ..................................................50 Destination Cambodia ......................................259 Destination Saigon ............................................259 Diamond Spirit ..................................................121 Diamonds at Dinner ..........................................286 Die Clawdius ....................................................106 Dieselpunk ........................................................172 Dilemmas in Modern Science ............................149 Dinosaur Feather, The..........................................99 Dinosauritis ..................................................20, 21 Dinosaurs ............................................................17 Dino-School ........................................................11 Diplodocus Trampled My Teepee, A ....................97 Disasterchef ......................................................114 Discovery, The ....................................................98 Divali ..................................................................59 Doctor White ......................................................23 Dodger..............................................................189 Dogs’ Miscellany ..............................................240 Don Quixote........................................................94 Double Victory ..................................................132 Down Amongst the Black Gang ........................279 Drawing and Painting Horses ............................169 Drawing and Painting Insects ............................169 Dubstep Graphics..............................................174 Ducks and Ducklings ........................................148

Dunbar Case, The..............................................194 Earthrise............................................................134 Easter Story, The................................................149 Easter..................................................................59 Ed Sheeran A+ ..................................................270 Egg, The..............................................................17 El Alamein 1942................................................299 Electricity and Magnetism..................................154 Elephant............................................................310 Elias and the Dragon ..........................................95 Emperor’s New Clothes, The................................86 Emu and the Water Tree ....................................115 End, The............................................................245 Energy and Matter ............................................154 Energy Technology ............................................152 Energy ..............................................................156 English History ..................................................283 Everton FC On This Day ....................................252 Everything We Ever Saw ......................................36 F-14 Tomcat Story, The ......................................298 Fair Helen..........................................................202 Fairy Godmothers, Inc. ......................................146 Fairy Houses Series®, The ..................................104 Fairy Party Book, The ........................................146 Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde ....................................42 Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Clothbound Set Vols. 1–5..................................42 Fairy! ................................................................147 Fairyspotters Guide, The ....................................147 Fairytale Pop-ups ................................................14 Faldo/Norman ..................................................257 Falling Sky, The..................................................208 Families and Their Faiths................................54, 55 Family Files ........................................................114 Farm Animals ......................................................17 Father Thames ..................................................120 Fergie the Greatest............................................253 Festival Stories ............................................79, 149 Fifty Shades of Domination................................216 Fighter Pilot ......................................................304 First World War at Sea ......................................289 First World War Great Battles ............................288 First World War in the Air ..................................289 First World War Leaders and Commanders ........288 First World War Trenches ..................................289 First World War Weapons..................................288 Five Children and IT ............................................95 Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race....................24 Flippety-Flaps ........................................................5 Floods, The........................................................114 Flower Girl ........................................................111 Flying Scotsman ................................................276 Food Technology ..............................................152 Food ................................................................149 Food, Blood and Bones......................................153 For Kids ....................................................130, 131 Forces and Motion ............................................154 Ford Capri Story, The ........................................298 Ford Transit Story, The ......................................298 Fore! ................................................................256 Forensic Technology ..........................................152 Forest Secrets ....................................................104 Four Kitchens ....................................................264 Four New Words for Love ..................................209

Four Paws Collection, The ................................107 Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, The ................117 Frances Doughty Mysteries, The ........................190 Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids ..............................131 French to Go ....................................................263 Frogs and Tadpoles............................................148 From Yes to I Do................................................244 Full Steam Ahead ..............................................282 Furnace ............................................................211 G. E. M. Skues ..................................................255 Gallipoli 1915....................................................299 Gaming Technology ..........................................152 Garden Wisdom ................................................221 Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys! ....................................291 German from Bayencourt, The ..........................187 Gift Books ........................................................146 Gift of the Magi, The ........................................147 Girl V The World ......................................118, 119 Glitzch! USA ....................................................237 Glitzch! ............................................................237 Glorious First of June, The ................................286 Go Girl ......................................................109–111 Go Go Girls ..............................................102, 103 Goldilocks and the Three Bears............................86 Golf ..................................................................256 Goose Green 1982............................................299 Gorillaland ........................................................204 Grammar Ray ....................................................150 Graphic Dickens ............................................48, 49 Graphic Novels ..................................................150 Graphic Shakespeare ............................46, 47, 151 Graphic Shakespeare Audio ..............................151 Great Expectations ......................................49, 150 Great Liners Story, The ......................................298 Great Outdoors, The ........................................114 Great Passenger Ships ......................................279 Great War Fashion ............................................164 Greatest Games ................................................251 Green Plants......................................................153 Guard Your Daughters ......................................213 Guess What—Food? ............................................6 Guess What—Fruit? ..............................................6 Guilty Pleasures ................................................265 Gunpowder Plot, The ........................................149 Gutter ..............................................................207 Gutter 02 ..........................................................207 Gutter 03 ..........................................................207 Gutter 04 ..........................................................207 Gutter 05 ..........................................................207 Gutter 06 ..........................................................207 Gutter 07 ..........................................................207 Gutter 08 ..........................................................207 Gutter 09 ..........................................................207 Gymnastics Girl Maya’s Story ............................103 Gymnastics Girl Maya’s Story: Becoming Brave ..103 Hajj Story ..........................................................149 Hammer Blows..................................................254 Handbook of Fly Tying, The ..............................255 Hannah & Emil ..................................................203 Hansel and Gretel........................................14, 147 Happiness ........................................................225 Happy Prince, The ..............................................42 Happy Shiny Blue Circle, The ..............................13 Happy Tails Collection, The ................................107

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Title Index Harry Clarke ......................................................179 Hastings 1066 ..................................................299 Hatched ............................................................116 Haywired ..........................................................120 Head over High Heels ........................................128 Healing of Luther Grove, The ............................208 Health and Social Care ......................................151 Health ..............................................................149 Healthy Seas......................................................156 Heist ................................................................196 Helping Children with Their Feelings..................138 Henry Christie ..................................................197 Henry V ............................................................151 Her Ladyship’s Guide to Modern Manners ........287 Her Ladyship’s Guide to Royal Etiquette ............287 Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home....287 Her Ladyship’s Guide to the British Season ........287 Her Ladyship’s Guide to The Queen’s English ....287 Her Next Chapter ..............................................140 Hercules Story, The ............................................298 Hesperus Classics ..............................................187 Hesperus Minor ................................................123 Higgidy Cookbook, The ....................................264 High Altitude ....................................................249 Highway 61 ......................................................272 Hilltop on the Marne, A ....................................292 Hindu Stories ......................................................60 Hinduism in Bali ..................................................54 Hitler Invades Poland ........................................149 HMS Victory Story, The ......................................298 Holiday..............................................................110 Holy Fool ..........................................................167 Home & Away ..................................................114 Home Life in the 1930s and 40s ........................156 Honest Woodcutter, The......................................86 Hooray for Horrible Harriet ................................108 Hornet Story, The ..............................................298 Horrible Harriet ................................................108 Horrible Harriet’s Inheritance ............................108 Hospitality and Catering ....................................151 Houses and Homes............................................154 Houston: Then and Now®..................................160 Hovercraft Story, The ........................................298 How to Boost Your Profile ................................119 Human Story, The..............................................245 Hunted Down ..................................................185 Hunter Story, The ..............................................298 I Am Spartapuss ................................................106 I Heart You, Archie de Souza ............................118 I Made Lattes for a Love God ............................126 ICT ....................................................................152 If Dogs Could Swear..........................................240 If I Tell You . . . I’ll Have to Kill You ....................217 If Our Love Were a Book . . . This Is How It Would Look ....................................................222 Images of Nature ..............................................178 Imagine You’re a . . . ................................146, 147 Immoral Memories ............................................273 Impossible Dive, The............................................90 In the Beginning..................................................62 In the Bush..........................................................36 In the City ..........................................................36 In the Shadow of Islam......................................185 In the Workplace ......................................151, 152

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Indian Myths ....................................................155 Industrial Revolution for Kids, The ....................131 Inheritance and Evolution ..................................153 Insight ..............................................................146 Inspiration ........................................................225 Instant Expert ....................................................228 Invisible Me ......................................................119 Irish Brigades Abroad ........................................301 Irish in the American Civil War, The ..................301 Irish in the World ..............................................301 Isandlwana 1879 ..............................................299 Islam in Turkey ....................................................55 Islamic Stories......................................................61 It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard ..........................243 It Runs in the Family ..........................................243 It’s About Time..................................................232 It’s Not Me, It’s You ..........................................118 It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll ..................................271 Iwo Jima 1945 ..................................................299 J’ai un bouton sur le boutde la langue ................39 James Herbert ..................................................217 Jane Austen: A Treasury ....................................221 Jesus Is Born........................................................62 Jesus ................................................................228 Jewish Faith, The ..............................................154 Jewish Stories......................................................61 Jimmy’s Secret Monkey Friend ............................88 Judaism in Israel ..................................................55 Julie’s Big Mistake................................................91 Julius Caesar ..............................................46, 151 Jungle, The..........................................................17 Junk Drawer Physics ..........................................135 Just Because........................................................18 Just Myrto ........................................................124 Kabul 1841–42 ................................................299 Kahotep’s Adventure ..........................................93 Karate Kicks ......................................................109 Keane ..............................................................189 Keane’s Company..............................................189 Keep Calm and Colour In ..................................164 Kiddie Cocktails ................................................268 Killing the Messenger ........................................210 Kohima 1944 ....................................................299 Kursk 1943 ......................................................299 La Montagne Secrète ....................................38, 39 Lady Mayo’s Garden ..........................................258 Ladybird, The ......................................................17 Lancaster Story, The ..........................................298 Land of Kachoo ............................................40, 41 Land Rover Story, The ........................................298 Languages to Go ..............................................263 Last Days of Richard III, The ..............................285 Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon ......................138 Lazy Suzy ............................................................84 Le chant des oiseaux ..........................................38 Le géant de la forêt ............................................38 Le petit ours gris de la Mauricie ..........................38 Le tango des animaux ........................................39 LearningWorks for Kids ....................................141 Legend of Pryderi, The ......................................230 Legend of Vortigern, The ..................................230 Leonardo DiCaprio ............................................274 Leopard and Bushbaby in the Land of Kachoo, The..................................................40

Let Me Tell You About Beer ..............................269 Let Me Tell You About Whisky ..........................269 Let’s Draw a C**k on It ....................................242 Let’s Eat Breakfast ..............................................52 Let’s Eat Dinner ..................................................53 Let’s Eat Lunch ....................................................53 Let’s Go, Baby-o! ................................................15 Let’s Paint! ..........................................................34 Level 1 Storybook Set 1a ....................................84 Level 2 Storybook Set 2a ....................................86 Level 2 Storybook Set 2b ....................................86 Level 3 Storybook Set 3a ....................................88 Level 4 Storybook Set 4a ....................................90 Level 5 Storybook Set 5a ....................................92 Level 6 Storybook Set 6a ....................................94 Light and Colours..............................................154 Light and Dark ..................................................154 Light Horse Boy ................................................116 Lilac Ladies, The ..................................................30 Lilli and Her Shadow..........................................115 Lilli and Shadow in Trouble ................................115 Line of Fire ..........................................................45 Lion Bible to Keep for Ever (Pink), The ................64 Lion Book of Five-Minute Animal Stories, The ......67 Lion Book of Five-Minute Bible Stories, The ........67 Lion Book of Five-Minute Christmas Stories, The..67 Lion Book of Five-Minute Parables, The ..............67 Lion Classic Christmas Stories, The ......................78 Lion Hunts in the Land of Kachoo, The ................40 Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories, The ..............19 Lion Storyteller Bible, The ....................................66 Lion ..................................................................310 Lionheart ..........................................................285 Listen to the Birds................................................37 Little Bear’s Sparkly Christmas..............................75 Little Book Of ....................................284, 300, 307 Little Book of Aviation, The ..............................307 Little Book of Boxing, The..................................307 Little Book of Death, The ..................................307 Little Book of Everyday Miracles, The ................227 Little Book of Golf, The ....................................307 Little Book of Ireland, The..................................300 Little Book of Murder, The ................................307 Little Book of Paranormal, The ..........................307 Little Book of Scotland, The ..............................300 Little Book of the Tudors, The ............................284 Little Hands Books for Babies 1..............................9 Liverpool FC On This Day ..................................252 Locked In ..........................................................113 Loco Motion......................................................276 London Art Deco ..............................................165 London Deep ....................................................120 London’s Markets ..............................................261 Look Up Glasgow..............................................165 Loos 1915 ........................................................299 Lorca: Living in the Theatre................................218 Lost ..................................................................114 Lost ..........................................................157–159 Lost Baltimore ..................................................159 Lost Boston ......................................................157 Lost Chicago ....................................................159 Lost Detroit ......................................................159 Lost in the Land of Kachoo..................................41 Lost in Thought ................................................124


Title Index Lost Landsers: The Unpublished Photographic History of the German Army, The ....................296 Lost Las Vegas ..................................................158 Lost New York ..................................................159 Lost Philadelphia ..............................................159 Lost San Francisco ............................................159 Lost Seattle ......................................................159 Lost Sheep, The ..................................................63 Lost Washington, D.C. ......................................159 Love and Death of Caterina, The ......................215 Love Sex Travel Musik ........................................211 Love ..................................................................308 Lowbrow Cats ..................................................171 Lucy Goosey........................................................29 Lust and Found ................................................129 M’Lady’s Book of Household Secrets..................287 Macbeth ....................................................46, 151 Machine Gun Story, The ....................................298 Magic Fair, The ..................................................115 Magical Creatures ............................................147 Maiwand 1880..................................................299 Making Colors ....................................................12 Making Shapes....................................................12 Man Called Harris, A ........................................274 Man vs Life........................................................236 Man Who Didn’t Shoot Hitler, The ....................297 Manchester City Greatest Games ......................251 Manchester City On This Day ............................252 Manchester United On This Day ........................252 Martial Miscellany, A ........................................219 Marvelous ........................................................248 Mary and Her Bucket ..........................................87 Mary Rose Story, The ........................................298 Master’s Mates ..................................................195 Mayorof Casterbridge, The................................150 Medical Technology ..........................................152 Melancholy Witness ..........................................302 Memory of Scent, The ......................................205 Menopause ......................................................243 Messageof the Birds, The ..................................147 Messy Bessy ........................................................85 Metal Turning on the Lathe ..............................181 Miami: Then and Now® ....................................161 Midas Touch, The ..............................................229 Midsummer Night’s Dream, A......................47, 151 Mighty Elephant in the Land of Kachoo, The ......41 Mildred on the Marne ......................................292 Military Technology ..........................................152 Milwaukee: Then and Now® ..............................161 Mini Story, The ..................................................298 Mistra Chronicles, The ......................................202 Monacello ..........................................................44 Monacello Trilogy ................................................44 Monarchy..........................................................283 Monstrum House ..............................................113 Moo, Cow, Moo! ..................................................5 Moonlight & Ashes............................................122 Moonstone Promise ..........................................121 Mosquito Story, The ..........................................298 Mountain, The ..................................................213 Mouse ..............................................................311 Much Ado About Nothing ................................151 My Advent Calendar Christmas Book ..................76 My Beautiful Ballet Pack ....................................147

My Beautiful England ........................................206 My Busy Day ....................................................148 My Busy Week ..................................................148 My Busy Year ....................................................148 My Carry-Along Angel Activity Book....................74 My Carry-Along Christmas ..................................74 My Carry-Along Easter ........................................74 My Carry-Along Noah ........................................74 My Carry-Along Santa Activity Book ....................74 My Carry-Along Teddy Bear’s Christmas ..............74 My Cool ............................................................275 My Cool Bike ....................................................275 My Cool Campervan ........................................275 My Cool Caravan ..............................................275 My Cool Motorcycle ..........................................275 My Cool Classic Car ..........................................275 My Cool Shed ..................................................275 My Dad and Me ..................................................33 My First Discoveries ......................................16, 17 My Guardian Angel ............................................65 My Gun Was as Tall as Me ................................210 My Hundred Lovers ..........................................215 My Italian Adventures........................................295 My Life & Other Stuff . . . ..................................112 My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up ......................112 My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrong............112 My Look and Point Bible......................................73 My Look and Point First Christmas Stick-a-Story Book ............................................73 My Look and Point Jonah and the Whale Stick-a-Story Book ............................................72 My Look and Point Noah Stick-a-Story Book ........72 My Red Balloon ..................................................25 My Sea Lady......................................................295 My Super Cat ......................................................93 My Superhero ....................................................28 My Very First Bible Stories Bumper Sticker Book ..71 My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book ..........71 My Very First Daniel and the Lions Sticker Book ..71 My Very First Easter Story Sticker Book ................71 My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book..71 My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book ......71 My Very First Sticker Books ..................................71 My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book..............71 Narrowboats Story, The ....................................298 National Trust Pattern Design Postcard Book, The........................................................184 Naughtiest Reindeer, The ....................................80 Naw Much of a Talker ......................................212 Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots, The..........183 Netball Dreams..................................................110 New Technology........................................152, 153 New York Harbor ..............................................281 Newcastle United On This Day ..........................252 Niall Horan ........................................................137 Nino’s Magical Night ..........................................22 Niuhi Shark Saga ..............................................146 Noah’s Ark ..........................................................63 Not Your Ordinary Housewife ............................306 Nouns & Pronouns ............................................150 Ocean Secrets ..................................................104 Off With Their Heads! ......................................134 Old Wives’ Lore ................................................231 Oliver Twist..........................................................49

Omdurman 1898 ..............................................299 On Provence......................................................188 On Series ..........................................................188 On the Farm........................................................36 On the Orient....................................................188 On This Day ......................................................252 Once Tashi Met a Dragon ....................................35 One Boy, No Water............................................146 One Clucky Hen ....................................................1 One Shark, No Swim ........................................146 One Sparkly Christmas Night ..............................75 One Very Tired Wombat ......................................32 Only One Club, The ............................................81 Operation Neptune ..........................................293 Operation Tabarin..............................................294 Opposites............................................................11 Orange, Triangle, Fox ............................................2 Our Busy Lives ..................................................148 Our Planet ............................................................8 Out of the Blue ................................................247 Owl ..................................................................311 Ozma of Oz ......................................................186 Painting Skies and Seascapes ............................169 Panda................................................................311 Parenting Press Qwik Book, A............................138 Parents Who Kill................................................307 Passport to Hell ................................................305 Pattern Design ..................................................183 Pearlie and Jasper..............................................101 Pearlie and Opal ................................................100 Pearlie and the Big Doll ....................................100 Pearlie and the Christmas Angel ........................101 Pearlie and the Lost Handbag ............................101 Pearlie in the Park..............................................100 Pearlie ......................................................100, 101 Penthouse ........................................................175 Pets ..............................................................4, 144 Photographing Nature in Action ........................166 Piece of Cake ....................................................129 Pinup Project, The ............................................175 Pirate! ..............................................................147 Pirates ..............................................................204 Pitch Green ......................................................146 Planet Banksy ....................................................177 Playschool ........................................................114 Plesiosaur Broke My Bathtub, A ..........................97 Pocketful of Eyes, A ..........................................127 Poems to Learn by Heart ..................................220 Poetry of the World Wars ..................................219 Poisonous Seed, The..........................................190 Polar Workout ....................................................50 Politics of Washing, The ....................................262 Pollyanna ..........................................................123 Power Book, The ..............................................246 Power ..............................................................149 Prepositions ......................................................150 Prime Suspect....................................................114 Princess and the Goblin, The ............................123 Princess and the Pea, The ....................................14 Pterodactyl Stole My Homework, A ....................96 Punctuation& Sentences....................................150 Puss & Boots ......................................................23 Puss in Boots,The ................................................87 Puzzles and Words 2 ........................................242

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Title Index Pyjama Party........................................................39 QE2 Story, The ..................................................298 QM2 Story, The ................................................298 Queen & Mr Brown, The ....................................43 Queen’s Stamps, The ........................................184 Queens Park Rangers Greatest Games ..............251 Rainbow Chameleon ............................................7 Rainforest Workout ............................................51 Rangers FC On This Day ....................................252 Read & Play Doll and Book Set ..................102, 103 Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries ..............................................218 Red Riding Hood ................................................14 Relics ................................................................199 Remarkable Rugs ..............................................182 Renegades ........................................................200 Reporter and the Warlords, The ........................304 Reporting Under Fire ........................................132 Reproduction, Breathing & Health ....................153 Retail ................................................................152 Rewired ............................................................120 Rex the Tyrannosaurus ........................................20 Richard III ..........................................................151 Ride Like Hell and You’ll Get There ....................261 Road to Oz, The ................................................186 Robert Irwin Dinosaur Hunter ........................98, 99 Robot Technology..............................................153 Rolls-Royce Story, The........................................298 Romeo and Juliet ........................................47, 151 Rorke’s Drift 1879 ............................................299 Roulé-Boulé ........................................................39 Royal Family, The ..............................................114 Rumpelstiltskin ....................................................87 Run Like a Rabbit ..................................................1 Run to Me ........................................................192 Runner Girl Ella’s Story ......................................102 Runner Girl Ella’s Story: Family Fun Run ............102 Running to Extremes ........................................248 Same Day Sunday................................................89 Sarah Jones ..........................................................2 Sarah Snow - Star of the Show! ..........................93 SAS Story, The ..................................................298 Saurus Street ................................................96, 97 Saving Jerry ........................................................95 Saving the Rhino in the Land of Kachoo ..............41 Scarecrow of Oz, The ........................................186 Scarlet in the Snow ..........................................122 School Life in the 1940s and 50s ......................156 Science Essentials Biology ..................................153 Science Essentials Physics ..................................154 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques ............170 Scotland............................................................155 Scottish Castles Story, The ................................298 Screw the Fairytale ............................................244 Sea Devils..........................................................277 Seal Walks Into a Club, A ..................................241 Seashore, The......................................................17 Seaside Holidays................................................155 Secret History of the Handbag, The ..................162 Secret Life of Cats, The......................................239 Secret’s Out ......................................................109 Sequin Star, The ................................................117 Sergio Torres Story, The ....................................254 Seven Deadly Sins, The ......................................229

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Shailene and Theo ............................................137 Shannon ..........................................................249 Sharks ................................................................17 Sharon Osbourne ..............................................271 Shaun Hutson ..........................................199, 200 Shelter ..............................................................125 Shooting the Front ............................................290 Shopping in the 1940s ......................................156 Shorty & Billy Boy ..................................................9 Shuttle Story, The ..............................................298 Sikh Stories ........................................................61 Sikhism in India ..................................................55 Silent Kill ..........................................................194 Silly Wishes, The..................................................87 Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting, A ..............141 Simple Guides ..................................................141 Simply Fantastic ..................................................37 Singapore 1942 ................................................299 Sins of the Father, The ......................................192 Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug ................................145 Sleeping Beauty ..................................................14 Smitten ....................................................128, 129 Snap! ..................................................................29 Snow White and Rose Red ..................................14 Snowboarding ..................................................250 Soccer Girl Cassie’s Story ..................................102 Soccer Girl Cassie’s Story: Teamwork Is the Goal 102 Solar System and Beyond, The ..........................154 Solids and Liquids..............................................155 Sound and Hearing ..........................................155 Sound and Vibrations ........................................154 Spanish to Go ..................................................263 Sparklers: Body Moves ..................................50, 51 Sparklers: Celebrations ..................................58, 59 Sparklers: Food We Eat..................................52, 53 Spartapuss Tales series ......................................106 Spawn ..............................................................200 Sport and Leisure ..............................................152 Sports Technology ............................................153 Spring Tide........................................................193 Spurs On This Day ............................................252 SS GreatBritain Story, The ..................................298 Stained Glass ....................................................179 Start Up Religion ..................................56, 57, 154 Starter Level Alphabet Storybook Set ..................82 Start-Up Connections ................................154, 155 Steampunk Fashion ..........................................173 Steampunk Graphics ........................................173 Steampunk Jewelry ..........................................173 Steampunk........................................................173 Step Up Geography ..........................................155 Step Up History ................................................155 Step Up Science ................................................155 Stop Complaining, Chicken Little ........................87 Stories from Ancient Civilisations ......................155 Story ................................................................298 Story of Christmas, The ......................................77 Story of Film, The ..............................................273 Story of the Treasure Seekers, The ....................123 Storyteller ....................................................60, 61 Strange but True ......................................283, 302 Strangest Genius ..............................................179 Strikeforce Lightning ........................................197 Sucked Under....................................................113

Super Earo ..........................................................91 Surrender to Mr X ............................................216 Survivor ............................................................114 Sustainable Futures ..........................................156 Sustainable Homes ............................................156 Sweet Bear Family ..............................................85 Sweet Studio ....................................................267 Swim, Duck, Swim! ..............................................5 Swimmer Girl Suzi’s Story ..................................103 Swimmer Girl Suzi’s Story: Winning Strokes ......103 Taken Over ........................................................113 Tales from the Brothers Grimm ..........................148 Tall, Dark and Distant ........................................128 Tangled Web, A ................................................187 Tashi and the Baba Yaga......................................35 Tashi and the Big Stinker ....................................35 Tashi and the Dancing Shoes ..............................35 Tashi and the Demons ........................................35 Tashi and the Forbidden Room ............................35 Tashi and the Genie ............................................35 Tashi and the Giants ............................................35 Tashi and the Golem............................................35 Tashi and the Haunted House ..............................35 Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster ........................35 Tashi and the Phoenix..........................................35 Tashi Lost in the City............................................35 Tashi series ..........................................................35 Tashi....................................................................35 Technology........................................................149 Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams ..................................................232 Telling Tales in Latin ..........................................142 Tet Offensive 1968 ............................................299 The Tempest........................................................47 Then and Now ..........................................160, 161 There Once Was a Boy Called Tashi......................35 Things Can Only Get Feta..................................259 Things I Don’t Know..........................................118 Third Plantagenet, The ......................................285 This, Please........................................................263 Three Summers ................................................126 Tiger Tank Story, The ........................................298 Tiny Tots Bible, The..............................................65 Tip the Triceratops ..............................................21 Titanic in Photographs ......................................278 Titanic Story, The ..............................................298 Titanic: The Ship Magnificent Volume 1 ............278 Titanic: The Ship Magnificent Volume 2 ............278 Titanic: The Ship Magnificent ............................278 Tito’s Inferno ....................................................145 To the One I Love ..............................................222 To the Top End ....................................................36 Toast to Baby ................................................3, 145 Toast to Counting..........................................3, 145 Toast to Family ......................................................3 Toast to Feelings............................................3, 145 Tobruk 1941......................................................299 Toe Tag Quintet, The ........................................196 Tom Hardy ........................................................270 Top 300 LGBTQ Books for Teens ........................140 Top Dog ............................................................198 Top Gear ..........................................................114 Tornado Story, The ............................................298 Toys ..................................................................155


Title Index Tractor Story, The ..............................................298 Tracy the Pterodactyl ..........................................21 Trader of Saigon, The ........................................205 Transport Technology ........................................153 Travel and Tourism ............................................152 Tree ....................................................................31 Turning Trash to Treasure ....................................89 Twelfth Night ....................................................151 Typhoon Story, The ............................................298 Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch ......................96 Ugly Duckling, The ..............................................87 Ukulele Crazy! ..................................................272 Ultra Vanities ....................................................163 Unbelievable! ....................................................233 Uncle Bobby and the Pirates ................................89 Underwater Workout ..........................................51 Unlucky Break ..................................................128 Unseen..............................................................280 Unseen Britannic, The........................................280 Unseen Olympic, The ........................................280 Unsinkable' ......................................................291 Up in the Air ....................................................146 Vendetta ..........................................................197 Verbs ................................................................150 Verdun 1916 ....................................................299 Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes, The ........235 Very Naughty Velociraptor, The............................96 Victor Story, The................................................298 View from the Cockpit ......................................277 Visiting a Church ................................................56 Visiting a Gurdwara ............................................57 Visiting a Mosque................................................57 VW Beetle Story, The ........................................298 VW Camper Story, The ......................................298 Waarda Series for Young Readers ......................115 Waiting for It ....................................................119 Walls of Byzantium, The ....................................202 War Boy ..............................................................43 War Game ..........................................................43 WartimeChildhood, A ......................................156 Waste, Recycling and Reuse ..............................156 Water....................................................................4 Waterloo 1815 ..................................................299 Wave, Baby, Wave!................................................5 We Love Each Other..........................................148 Wedding ..........................................................309 Wellington and Waterloo ..................................284 Welsh History ....................................................302 Western Front from the Air, The ........................290 What Is Budu? ....................................................85 When I Was Young............................................156 Where Are Santa’s Pants? ....................................80 Where Is Santa’s Suit? ........................................80 Where’s the Meerkat?: Journey Through Time ..135 Who Is King in the Land of Kachoo?....................40 Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?..........................114 Why Can’t They Get Along?..............................228 Wildlife Artist’s Handbook, The ........................168 Will You Still Love Me If . . . ? ............................148 William Wallace ................................................297 Wings of a Sparrow ..........................................214 Wisdom for Your Life ........................................227 Wisdom ............................................................225 Wish-Bringer, The................................................44

Wishing Well, The ..............................................91 Wizard! ............................................................147 Women Artists ..................................................178 Women Aviators ..............................................132 Women Heroes of World War I..........................132 Women Heroes of World War II ........................132 Women of Action..............................................132 Women of the Frontier ......................................132 Women Win the Vote........................................149 World Religions ................................................228 World War I for Kids..........................................130 World War I Story, The ......................................298 World War I ......................................................133 World War II Story, The......................................298 Wuthering Heights ............................................150 Yard ..................................................................144 Yard ......................................................................4 Yippee! Summer Holidays ................................115 Yonezu Board Book ..........................................148 You are . . . ......................................................226 You Are Clairvoyant Oracle Cards ......................226 You Gotta Connect ..........................................142 You May Be 40 but You’ve Still Got It ................224 You May Be 50 but You’ve Still Got It ................224 You May Be 60 but You’ve Still Got It ................224 You May Be 70 but You’ve Still Got It ................224 Your Red Shoes ..................................................27 Ypres 1914–15 ..................................................299 Yum Yum! ............................................................7 Yusuke Yonezo..................................................6, 7 Zaharoff Conspiracy ..........................................190 Zayn Malik The Biography vs Liam Payne The Biography ................................................137 Zeppelin Story ..................................................298 Zombies from History ........................................236

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Publisher Index Publisher Index 2toTango Ltd ............................................308–311 Allen & Unwin ..........1, 15, 20, 21, 33–36, 80, 108, 117, 121, 126, 127, 138, 166, 167, 194, 196, 197, 203, 215, 217, 227, 242, 246, 248, 249, 257, 259, 261, 294, 304, 306 Anova National Trust ..................................183, 184, 287 Pavilion............................157–161, 269, 273, 275 Pavilion Children’s ......................................34, 43 Portico ............................136, 234, 235, 272, 300 Baraka Books ....................................................125 Bene Factum Publishing ............237, 259, 283, 295 Birlinn Ltd..........................................................133 blue manatee press ....................3, 4, 27, 144, 145 Bright Connections Media ..................................10 *Caffeine Nights Publishing ..............197–200, 214 Caramel Tree Readers ....................................82–94 Chicago Review Press ........130–132, 134, 135, 140 Crowood Press ................................166, 168, 169, 180, 181, 183, 250, 255, 256 Cutting Edge Press ....................................204, 206 *Double-Barrelled Books ..162, 163, 182, 258, 266 Dream Big Toy Company ..........................102, 103 Edition Skylight ................................................175 Elliott & Thompson....................219, 247, 256, 257 Flashlight Press ..............................................26, 81 *Freight Books ..........165, 204, 207–212, 238, 240 Fremantle Press ..........................28, 115, 116, 125 Graffito Books ..........................................171–175 Hardie Grant Egmont ............................ 109–111, 113, 118, 119, 128, 129 Chirpy Bird ....................................................5, 11 Hesperus Press Hesperus Classics ....................186–188, 213, 292 Hesperus Minor ..............................................123 Hesperus Nova ........................................193, 212 The History Press ......................164, 230, 236, 243, 258, 261, 272, 274, 276–281, 283–285, 288, 289, 291, 295, 297, 298, 300–303, 307 The History Press Ireland ..................179, 205, 287 The Mystery Press ....................................190–192 Huron Street Press ....................................139, 140

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Incentive Publications ................................142, 143

Robert Hale ......................................179, 255, 262

Jacana Media ............................................9, 40–42

Rockpool Publishing ..................................226, 243

John Blake................................137, 216, 244, 253, 270, 271, 274, 286, 307 Metro Books ..................................................217

Scriptum Editions ..............................................282 Secret Mountain, The ....................................37–39

Jolly Fish Press ..................................................146

Souvenir Press ..................................................142

Korero Press ......................................170, 176, 268

Spellmount .............................. 277, 284, 290–294 296, 297, 299, 303

Laburnum Press ................................50–53, 58, 59 Summersdale ....................220–225, 239, 260, 305 Light Beams Publishing......................................104 Tango Books..................................................12–14 Lion Hudson Lion Books ..............................................228, 229 Lion UK Lion Children’s ................................18, 19, 62–78

Tulip Books........................................54, 55, 60, 61 Wilkinson Press ................................................246

Little Hare Books ............................29–31, 80, 104, Luminis Books, Inc.............................124, 125, 141

*Publishers new to Trafalgar Square Publishing Meg and Lucy Books ................................146, 147 *Methuen ................184, 190, 203, 218, 239, 293 Michael O’Mara ......................135, 137, 164, 177, 219, 220, 229, 231–233, 240–242, 247, 260, 263, 271 Buster Books ..................................................134 minedition ............................6–8, 22–25, 147, 148 MMS Gold ..............................56, 57, 79, 148–156 Mogzilla ............................................105, 106, 120 Murdoch Books ........................................236, 267 Moonlight Publishing My First Discoveries ....................................16, 17 Natural History Museum, London ........43, 178, 245 NBM Publishing ..................................................42 Palazzo Editions ................................................165 Parenting Press ..................................................138 Peter Owen Publishers ......................185, 218, 273 Phoenix Yard Books ......................................44, 45 Pitch Publishing ........................248, 251, 252, 254 Quercus ............202, 214–216, 264, 265, 267, 286 Heron......................................189, 202, 205, 244 Jo Fletcher Books ............................................201 Random House Australia ................32, 33, 97–101, 107, 112, 114, 117, 122 Bantam Australia ....................................192, 305 Doubleday Australia ........................................243 Ebury Australia ........................................249, 264 Vintage Australia ............................196, 213, 245 ReadZone Books....................................46–49, 133


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