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Children’s & Parenting Titles Spring 2016


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Contents Activity 14, 112, 151, 162-163, 166, 170, 172-173, 30 Leah’s Mustache Party

176-183, 191, Audio 35 Backlist Boardbooks 1-3, 11, 14-19, 156-157, 185-186, Classics 25-26, 54-61, 97, 195-196,

61 The Three Little Pigs

Education Resource 37, 42, 94-95, 158-162, 170, 184, Fiction 16, 18, 21, 25, 28, 34, 41, 43-45, 47-48, 51-53, 85, 87-111, 113-149, 198-201 Games 114, 164-165, Graphic Novels 51, 97-98, Index

94 Hop, Frog!

Nonfiction 12-13, 62, 79, 100, 112, 135, 142, 150-155, 158-161, 166-169, 171-175, 184, Novelty 4-11, 14, 54, 171 Parenting 50, 169, 197, Picture Books 20-24, 27-50, 52-53, 55-56, 63-87, 161, 188, 194-195,

123 Island

Religious 185-193 Seasonal 36, 189-190, 192-194, 196

143 Jerkbait

Cover art: That’s What Wings Are For 175 Robots

Text copyright Patrick Guest 2015 Illustrations copyright Daniella Germain 2015

Published by Little Hair, an imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont See page 80


Baby Says . . . Uh-Oh Illustrations by Alisa Coburn Paint here, spaghetti there, dirt everywhere. It’s all a bit UH OH for this baby today! This gorgeous concept book highlighting a baby’s REAL first words will delight the little ones while giving parents a good chuckle. Perfect for reading with baby, or baby’s big brother or sister, big colorful illustrations and a fun text layout will keep the little ones coming back again and again. The padded board book format with Spot UV is perfect for cute chubby fingers to grab. Alisa Coburn is a talented illustrator whose work has appeared on stationery, wall art, toys and in children’s first-concept books. Childrens: Board Books • 20 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781760121549 • June • $9.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont/Chirpy Bird

Baby Says . . . No! Illustrations by Alisa Coburn No to lunch. No to a hat. No to hugs. Can Baby really say NO to everything today? This gorgeous concept book highlighting a baby’s REAL first words will delight the little ones while giving parents a good chuckle. Perfect for reading with baby, or baby’s big brother or sister, big colorful illustrations and a fun text layout will keep the little ones coming back again and again. The padded board book format with Spot UV is perfect for cute chubby fingers to grab. Alisa Coburn is a talented illustrator whose work has appeared on stationery, wall art, toys, and in children’s first-concept books. Childrens: Board Books • 20 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781760121556 • April • $9.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont/Chirpy Bird

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Shapes Illustrations by Shanti Sparrow A highly designed, stunning first concept board book by emerging artist Shanti Sparrow Blending beautiful patterns and textures with vibrant colors and bold shapes, Shanti Sparrow has created a magical world for children to immerse themselves in. Enchanting, eyecatching, and distinctive, Shapes will captivate both children and adults alike. Shanti Sparrow is an Australian designer, illustrator, and former commercial graphic designer. Childrens: Board Books • 20 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • 9781760123314 • April • $10.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont/Chirpy Bird

Once I Heard a Little Wombat Renee Treml “Charming and instructive.” —New York Times on One Very Tired Wombat A beautiful nursery rhyme teaching children about uniquely Australian animals and their habitats Once I heard a little wombat stomp stomp stomp . . . Read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play, and settle down for nap time, including a sugar glider, a bilby, a devil and a puggle. Renee Treml is the author of One Very Tired Wombat. Childrens: Board Books • 24 Pages • 6.25 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9780857987396 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Board Book Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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Jack and the Flumflum Tree Julia Donaldson Illustrations by David Roberts

A fabulously funny adventure story from the winning picture book team behind Tyrannosaurus Drip Jack’s Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! The only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It’s a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three—and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing-gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky, boat and a thieving monkey? Julia Donaldson is a popular children’s author who has written such stories as The Giants and the Joneses, the Smarties Prize–winning The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and, together with Roberts, Tyrannosaurus Drip. David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Jacqueline Wilson, and Chris Priestley. He’s also the creator of Dirty Bertie. Childrens: Board Books • 30 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447285496 • May • $9.99 • Board Book • Rights: US Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

Zoom Zoom Zoom Katherina Manolessou

Blast off with Monkey and Bird to visit the moon in this colorful countdown to bedtime Monkey and Bird can’t sleep, so they’re off on a magical journey! Join them as they count their way across the moon, past five orange meteors, four pink alien hands, three green moon buggies, two yellow ladders, and one big red spaceship button that will zoom zoom zoom them all the way home. Toddlers and young children will delight in the rhyme and the vibrant artwork and enjoy counting the objects on every page. Katherina Manolessou is a graduate of the Royal College of Art who screen prints artist’s books and limited edition prints. Childrens: Board Books • 24 Pages • 7 x 7 • Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447288718 August • $10.99 • Board Book • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

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FLIP AND FIND

Builders

Samantha Meredith Flip the flap to discover what the builders are doing in this look-and-find book for inquisitive toddlers

Each spread is packed with detail all about building sites and there are lots of things for little ones to find beneath the big sturdy flaps. With wonderful, bright illustrations and funny rhyming text, there’s plenty to explore and a cat to spot throughout too! Samantha Meredith designs and illustrates children’s books, including Itsy Bitsy Spider and Other Rhymes for Tiger Tales. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 4 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781447277149 • May • $7.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

Farmers Samantha Meredith Flip the flap to discover who’s making all the noise down on the farm in this look-and-find book for inquisitive toddlers Each spread is packed with detail about life on the farm and there are lots of things for little ones to find beneath the big sturdy flaps. With wonderful, bright illustrations and funny, rhyming text, there’s plenty to explore and a mouse to spot throughout too! Samantha Meredith designs and illustrates children’s books, including Itsy Bitsy Spider and Other Rhymes for Tiger Tales. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 4 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781447277156 • May • $7.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

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FLIP AND FIND

Pilots

Samantha Meredith Flip the flap to discover what the busy pilots do at work in this look-and-find book for inquisitive toddlers

Each spread is packed with detail about airports and airplanes, and there’s lots of things for little ones to find behind the big sturdy flaps. With wonderful, bright illustrations and funny, rhyming text, there’s plenty to explore and a bird to spot throughout too! Samantha Meredith designs and illustrates children’s books, including Itsy Bitsy Spider and Other Rhymes for Tiger Tales. Childrens: Novelty • 12 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 4 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781447277170 • May • $7.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

Doctors

Samantha Meredith Flip the flap to discover what the busy doctors do all day in this look-and-find book for inquisitive toddlers

Each spread is packed with detail about doctors and hospitals and there are lots of things for little ones to find behind the big sturdy flaps. With wonderful, bright illustrations and gentle rhyming text, there’s plenty to explore and a little fish in a tank to spot throughout too! Samantha Meredith designs and illustrates children’s books, including Itsy Bitsy Spider and Other Rhymes for Tiger Tales. Childrens: Novelty • 12 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 4 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781447277163 • May • $7.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

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LET’S PLAY

Aliens in Space Illustrations by Yu-hsuan Huang Slide, turn and twist the scenes to bring this magical book to life Two little boys build a rocket and zoom off for an out-of-this-world adventure with the aliens in space. What will happen next? With mechanisms on every spread, this is the perfect book for imaginative young children with inquisitive fingers and minds. Yu-hsuan Huang was born in Taichung City, Taiwan. She graduated from The National Taiwan University with a degree in Art and now works as a successful freelance illustrator. Her warm, humorous work is inspired by animals and her own life experiences, and aims to “bring comfort and happiness to everyone.” Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447286530 • August • $16.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

Fairy Homes Illustrations by Yu-hsuan Huang Slide, turn and twist the scenes to bring this enchanting book to life Two little girls help a fairy who whisks them off on a magical adventure in Fairyland. What will happen next? With mechanisms on every spread, this is the perfect book for imaginative young children with inquisitive fingers and minds. Yu-hsuan Huang was born in Taichung City, Taiwan. She graduated from The National Taiwan University with a degree in Art and now works as a very successful freelance illustrator. Her warm, humorous work is inspired by animals and her own life experiences. It aims to “bring comfort and happiness to everyone.” Childrens: Novelty • 12 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447277231 • August • $16.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

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LET’S PLAY

Hockey Illustrations by Yu-hsuan Huang Slide, turn and twist the scenes to bring this fun-filled book to life Set against a beautiful snowy backdrop, three children learn to play ice hockey on a frozen outdoor rink. Pull the tab to see a little boy change into his kit, then watch as he and his friends turn from wobbly beginners into match winners! With magical illustrations, humorous rhyming text and clever mechanisms throughout, this is an ideal first book for all aspiring little hockey players. Yu-hsuan Huang was born in Taichung City, Taiwan. She graduated from The National Taiwan University with a degree in Art and now works as a successful freelance illustrator. Her warm, humorous work is inspired by animals and her own life experiences, and aims to “bring comfort and happiness to everyone.” Childrens: Novelty • 8 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447270836 • August $15.99 • Board Book • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/ Campbell Books

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HAPPY STREET Happy Street is a highly collectible novelty pre-school series that offers huge possibilities for creative play. Children will love exploring all the different shops: they can cuddle the animals in Mr. Paws’ pet shop, have ice cream in Mrs. Sponge’s cafe or spend their pocket money in Mr. Ted’s toy shop. Each book focuses on a different shop, and children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they’ve enjoyed the stories.

Bookshop Illustrations by Simon Abbot Can you help Mr. Pages present an author reading in his bookstore? Mr. Pages can’t wait to open his shop today—there’s going to be a visit from author Lizzie Letters who writes amazing children’s books. Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including the Happy Street series and the Noisy Pops series. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 7.5 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405275170 April • $9.99 • Board Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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HAPPY STREET

School Illustrations by Simon Abbot Can you help Miss Cheer’s class with a full day of helping one another learn? Spend the day with Miss Cheer’s class, there are games to play and pictures to draw! Miss Cheer guides the children of Happy Street through a fun day of learning, and young readers will love to follow along. Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including the Happy Street series and the Noisy Pops series. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 7.5 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405275224 • July • $9.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

Vet Illustrations by Simon Abbot Can you help Mr. Bark care for the Happy Street pets in his veterinary office? There are so many animals that need Mr. Bark’s help today. Luckily he knows just what each animal needs to make them feel better, whether it’s fixing up Nibbles the bunny’s sore ear, giving vaccinations to kittens, or examining Jessie the dog’s broken leg, and making sure she’ll be chasing her ball again in no time. Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including the Happy Street series and the Noisy Pops series. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 7.5 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405275187 • April • $9.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

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HELLO!

Hello! Farm Illustrations by Mélanie Combes Everyone’s up bright and early on the farm—there are lots of jobs to do Help the farmer feed the hens, round up the sheep and harvest the wheat. Then take a ride home in his tractor. With push, pull and turning mechanisms on every spread to bring the activities to life, this is the perfect book for young children with inquisitive fingers and minds. Mélanie Combes has illustrated children’s books for Nathan, Larousse, Bayard Presse and Tourbillon. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447277194 • June • $16.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

Hello! School Illustrations by Angie Rozelaar The school bell’s rung, let’s start the day! With something to push, pull or slide on every spread, this is the perfect book for little children who are about to start school or nursery. Turn the wheel to find new words and pictures, clamber up the climbing frame, make dough models and have a funfilled day at school. This big, beautifully illustrated board book has easy-to-handle mechanisms making it perfect for young, inquisitive fingers and minds! Angie Rozelaar studied at Chelsea Art School and Exeter University, and has worked as an illustrator since 2009. She uses a variety of materials to create her illustrations, including crayons, watercolors, inks and pens. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 1–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447266938 • June • $15.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

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Noisy London Illustrations by Marion Billet A big board book for children about London, with six sounds to press and hear It’s time to visit London—what a noisy city! Watch out for the beeping double decker buses, mind the gap on The Tube and hear Big Ben chime the hour. Find out who’s roaring at the Natural History Museum and listen to the monkeys chitter chatter at London Zoo. Finish off the day with a royal visit to Buckingham Palace: remember to look out for the naughty crown jewel thief on every page! Young children will love pressing the noises as they discover the sights in this hustling, bustling book about London. With tons of detail and things to spot, this beautifully illustrated sound book by Marion Billet is a must-have for children visiting noisy London Town! Marion Billet is the illustrator of more than 80 children’s books, including Hello! London, Littleland, and My First Tractor. Childrens: Novelty • 10 Pages • 9 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781509804450 • May • $19.99 • Board Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

My First London Whizzy Wheels Four Vehicle-Shaped Board Books in a Carry Case Illustrations by Marion Billet With fire engine, taxi, digger, and double decker bus board books on wheels, this ribbon-handled collection is perfect for any vehicle-loving child It’s another busy traffic day in London! Watch out for the speedy fire engine, whizz around town in a taxi, stop to look at a busy digger, then climb aboard the double decker bus. Beep-Beep! Four sturdy vehicle-shaped board books are packed into a child-sized case with a magnetic fastening and ribbon handle, making this wonderful set an ideal gift. Marion Billet is the illustrator of more than 80 children’s books, including Hello! London, Littleland, and My First Tractor. Childrens: Board Books • 40 Pages • 10 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781509804597 • May • $19.99 • Boxed Set Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books

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MY FIRST DISCOVERIES s

Cats

Pascale de Bourgoing Illustrations by Henri Galeron “Clean, precise illustrations with their brilliant acrylic colors catch and hold the eye, and the intricate details give lifelike qualities to the creatures. The artistic appeal of and fascinating scientific data in these books will attract and hold an audience. Excellent examples of how a lot of information can be put into small, concise volumes.” —School Library Journal Learn about different kinds of cats, from housecats to big cats

Smooth, fluffy, black, gray, and tortoiseshell cats creep, leap, and sleep before your eyes. Learn their language and find out about their wild cousins. Henri Galeron is the illustrator of Dinosaurs. Childrens: Nonfiction • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781851034390 • Replaces: 9781851033454 • May $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Spiral (Concealed Wire-O) Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781851033454) $4.99 Rights: US & Canada • Moonlight Publishing/My First Discoveries

How the Body Works

Sylvaine Peyrols Illustrations by Sylvaine Peyrols Learn about how the human body works, from atoms to the many different systems inside of us

Discover what makes up a small growing human body and how each of the different parts work separately and together. How do we breathe and digest food to provide energy to walk and run and play? Sylvaine Peyrols is the author of The Body, Earth and Sky, and Farm Animals. Childrens: Nonfiction • 34 Pages • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781851034406 • Replaces: 9781851032525 • May $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Spiral (Concealed Wire-O) • Rights: US & Canada Moonlight Publishing/My First Discoveries

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Vincent Van Gogh

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Jean-Philippe Chabot Illustrations by Jean-Philippe Chabot Learn about what makes Van Gogh’s works special Discover the painter’s favorite subjects: sunflowers, his home, the sky, portraits of his friends. See why this artist has become so famous. Jean-Philippe Chabot is the author of The Impressionists, Pablo Picasso, and Sculpture. Childrens: Nonfiction • 34 Pages • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781851034413 • Replaces: 9781851032235 • May $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Spiral (Concealed Wire-O) • Rights: US & Canada Moonlight Publishing/My First Discoveries

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Where Animals Hide

Sylvaine Peyrols Illustrations by Sylvaine Peyrols Learn about the many clever ways in which animals can hide from sight

It is often difficult to see animals in the wild because they hide so well. The magic torch in this book helps you see them clearly in long grass, in thickets, through dense foliage, in holes underground and in well camouflaged dens and nests on the ground, in trees, on cliff tops and even in snow and ice. Sylvaine Peyrols is the author of The Body, Earth and Sky, Farm Animals, and How the Body Works. Childrens: Nonfiction • 36 Pages • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781851034383 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Spiral (Concealed Wire-O) • Rights: US & Canada Moonlight Publishing/My First Discoveries

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Sensational Senses

Patricia Macnair Illustrations by Richard Watson A lift-the-flap science book bursting with eye-popping facts, simple diagrams, and clear and understandable information about the senses

How do our senses work? What is an optical illusion? Why aren’t many foods blue? Welcome to the Sensational Theme Park, where eye-popping facts and information about seeing, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and balance are ready to be discovered. Science is both fun and accessible in this interactive book. Flip the flaps to reveal simple diagrams, surprising facts, and clear explanations about how we make sense of the world. Dr. Patricia Macnair is a physician and health journalist. Richard Watson is the illustrator of In One End and Out the Other. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Novelty • 14 Pages • 8.5 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405271639 • May • $14.99 • Board Book • Rights: US Egmont UK/Red Shed

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Read it Build it: Skyscraper Susan Hayes Illustrations by Simon Abbot

This fun book and block set allows kids to create five awesome skyscraper scenes Are you ready to get to work? Then get your gear on, grab your tools, and join a busy construction team as they build the tallest skyscraper in town! This innovative adventure box set contains a book and six stacking boxes that can be built into five fantastic scenes. Susan Hayes is a children’s book publisher and a former teacher. Simon Abbott has been illustrating children’s books and products for more than 15 years, including Little Vehicle Books and Zoo Animals. They are the authors of Read it Build it: Space. Childrens: Activity • 16 Pages • 6.75 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405271646 • May • $15.99 • Novelty Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Ball

John Hutton Whether imagining big sport dreams or playing in the backyard, fun and adventure abound with Ball

Dedicated to simple yet developmentally stimulating icons and experiences of childhood, this series encourages children to have fun discovering their world through real experiences rather than through screen-based media. From baseballs to beach balls, and every kind in between, the ball is a beloved shape to children. Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, author, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, OH. He lives in Cincinnati, OH. Sarah Jones is an artist and author. Her first book, Orange Triangle Fox, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and a Gold Mom’s Choice award in 2014. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Sports • 14 Pages • 5.5 x 5.5 14 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781936669424 Replaces: 9781936669059 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

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ROYGBABY

Ready for Weather Sarah Jones “Jones’s clever portraits ooze personality, and will appeal to children and book-buying adults alike.” —Publishers Weekly starred-review on Orange Triangle Fox What’s the weather like today? No matter if it’s rainy, hot, or snowy, young readers will be prepared to take on the day in this newest addition to Sarah Jones’s winning ROYGBaby series. Through rainbow color-coordinated pages, children gain an understanding of how to prepare for the weather each day in this charming concept book. Sarah Jones is an artist and author. Her first book, Orange Triangle Fox, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and a Gold Mom’s Choice award in 2014. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Fiction • 14 Pages 5.5 x 5.5 • 14 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781936669431 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Board Book • Rights: World blue manatee press

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I SEE, YOU SEE

I See, You See: Baby’s Day Sandra Gross

First title in the new I See, You See series Explores such quintessential moments of baby’s day from sun up to sun down, like a stroll in the park, bath time, and more. Children and their grownups alike will enjoy spotting the three hidden objects to find on each page of baby’s day. High-contrast, cut-paper illustrations are sure to be eye-catching for even the youngest reader in this engaging seek and find. Sandra Gross works in multiple media, notably glass, which she fell in love with in graduate school in search of translucency in her work. She is the co-author of the award-winning Toast to Baby series, has won numerous art awards, and has taught extensively to both grownups and children. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Miami University, as well an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Montessori Education from Xavier University. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Education Resource 14 Pages • 5.5 x 5.5 • 14 B/W Illustrations Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781936669448 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Board Book • Rights: World blue manatee press

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YONEZU BOARD BOOK

Who is Smiling? Yusuke Yonezu The master of die-cut board book design Yusuke Yonetzu has done it again in this guessing game that delivers a delightful surprise on every page Young children love faces and animals, and master board book artist Yusuke Yonezu delivers both in this clever, die-cut book that will have children wondering who’s behind each shape. You’ll be amazed to see how simple shapes can turn into so many animals, and children will be delighted over and over by the fun of it. Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including the Guess What? series, 5 Little Apples, Bottoms Up!, Rainbow Chameleon, Time for Bed, Nori!, Triangles, and We Love Each Other, all published by mindedition. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Fiction • 28 Pages 6.6 x 6.6 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9789888341030 May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Board Book • Rights: World minedition

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Brick by Brick Giuliano Ferri Instead of walls, build bridges! This simple, wordless book packs a powerful message— when we dismantle that which divides us we find common ground A little mouse innocently plucks a flower from an old wall when a brick comes loose, and he can see through it for the first time. He and the other animals gradually and resolutely remove more and more bricks, until at last they can see another group of animals. Together they use the bricks that once divided them to construct a bridge to join their islands. This clever and touching wordless board book shows that walls can become bridges when everyone works together. It’s a hopeful message that all children should see now. Giuliano Ferri is a graduate of the Urbino Institute of Art where he specialised in animation and the award winning illustrator of children’s books. His work has been exhibited at Bologna International Children’s Book Fair for more than a decade, and in museums around the world. Mr. Ferri also works with young people with disabilities, using animation and comic theater as therapy. He is illustrator of Luke and the Little Seed, Nino’s Magical Night, and The Snowball from minedition. Childrens: Board Books • 22 Pages • 8.3 x 8.3 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9789888341184 June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Board Book • Rights: World minedition

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“Oh, No,” Said Elephant A. H. Benjamin Illustrations by Alireza Goldouzian Elephant isn’t very good at games with the other animals until they all play tug-of-war All the animals want to play hide-and-seek, but– “oh, no!” –Elephant isn’t very good at that. He’s too easy to find. What about leap-frog? He’s not good at that, either. What about hopscotch, or skipping, or tag? No, no and no. Poor Elephant isn’t very good at many games, and the animals are starting to get frustrated with him. Luckily there is one game Elephant loves to play, and the animals oblige him, though they may have to say “oh, no!” themselves when he wants to play it again. This rollicking, silly, repetitive text will have young readers laughing out loud and asking to read it again. A. H. Benjamin has written more than 30 books for children, which have been translated into 20 languages, and several have been adapted for radio, television and theater. His works include Baa, Moo! What Will We Do?, It Could Have Been Worse, and The Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple. Alireza Goldouzian is an internationally recognized artist who has published numerous books in his native Iran, as well as exhibiting his prize-winning children’s book art around the world. This is his first book for minedition. Childrens: Picture Books • 48 Pages • 9.4 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9789888341078 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World minedition

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Mimi & Piggy’s Adventure In Venice Chisato Tashiro Two best friends explore the cultural and culinary delights of Venice Mimi and Piggy have always dreamed of visiting Venice. The canals, the history, the food! When at last they get their chance to visit, it’s the adventure of a lifetime for them. But their adventure goes off track when the two best friends become separated in this bustling, unfamiliar city. Will Mimi find her way back to Piggy in time to save their special trip? This is a fun travel story illustrated with adorable art that’s full of color and detail. Reading it will have your mouth watering and make you want to plan your own trip to this city of dreams. Chisato Tashiro is a children’s book author and illustrator. She studied economics at Meiji Gakuin University and later the history of children’s picture books at a school in Takatanobaba. Her work has been exhibited in several shows in Japan. 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 & the Great Car Race, and Five Nice Mice Build a House, published by minedition. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 36 Pages 9.75 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9789888341023 • April • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • minedition

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Mr. Bear’s Animal Parade Keiko Kaichi A charming story about the power of friendship and togetherness, and the bond between father and son Little Bear is sad when his father has to leave for work each day to deliver the mail around the forest. Mr. Bear promises he’ll return with something special for his cub. But what can a mailman like him bring back? Along the way Mr. Bear finds some old train cars, and —with an increasing amount of company along the way —he hatches an idea that will make this the most special day Little Bear has ever known. Here is a wonderfully joyful picture book, illustrated with adorable art by Keiko Kaichi, that shows how the best of all presents is our presence. This heart-warming story will resonate with young and old alike. Keiko Kaichi was born and grew up in Japan and lives in Osaka. Her work has been chosen annually for the Japanese magazine ‘Moe’ and in 2009 her work was selected for the Illustrators exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair. She is also the illustrator of The Wolf and the Seven Kids, published by minedition. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9789888240456 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World minedition

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A Promise is a Promise KNISTER Illustrations by Eve Tharlet Themes of friendship, trust, and hope weave an endearing tale, and glowing watercolor illustrations by Eve Tharlet celebrate the glories of the seasons After a long winter’s hibernation, Bruno the marmot wakes up to discover the most beautiful dandelion outside his burrow. The two quickly become friends and when the dandelion asks Bruno to help her, he has to trust her that everything will be fine. So, as she asks, he blows her seeds away into the wind, only to find that he’s left without a friend anymore. He’s sad at the loss of his dandelion, but after another winter’s sleep, he wakes to find a wonderful surprise. This is an endearing book that shows the power of a promise. KNISTER is the stage name of Ludger Jochmann, who was born in 1952 in Bottrop, Germany. He is a musician, actor and author, with a strong commitment to special education and children’s theater. KNISTER has written more than 40 books since 1980, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Eve Tharlet studied art in Strasbourg, and is the illustrator of the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox books, Sharing Christmas, and Will You Still Love Me, If . . . ? and Here She Is! from minedition. Childrens: Picture Books • 40 Pages • 9.4 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9789888341177 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World minedition

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WHY?

Nikolai Popov A beautifully-illustrated tale about the devastation caused by conflict and war

A frog finds a beautiful flower and picks it for himself. When a mouse sees him with it, his jealousy overcomes him, and he swipes it. Frog’s friends come to his aid and chase the mouse away. But before the frogs can celebrate, Mouse’s friends return for a counter-attack. Before long the conflict has devolved into a full-scale frog-mouse war. By the end of it, all either side can ask is: why? This seemingly simple book tackles an important subject and will be an invaluable way to talk to young children about conflict and warfare. Nikolai Popov, the author and illustrator, lives in Russia and has created many celebrated books around the world. Childrens: Picture Books • 40 Pages • 7.7 x 9.4 Ages 7 and UP • Grades 2 and UP • 9789888341054 • May $12.00 (Can $15.00) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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MINEDITION MINIBOOKS

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll and Lisbeth Zwerger A handsome, compact edition of this classic tale, graced with lively illustrations by a legendary illustrator

Certain to please even Alice herself, this celebrated version of her famous adventures in Wonderland is brimming with wonderfully whimsical pictures by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger. Her imaginative illustrations of the strange denizens of Wonderland – from the Mad Hatter and March Hare to the Queen of Hearts and Cheshire Cat - capture the inspired nonsense of Carroll’s timeless tale. Lewis Carroll was an Enlish author and poet. His books for children have become beloved classics. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children’s books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. She is the author and illustrator of The Little Mermaid, The Night Before Christmas, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Childrens: Classics/Childrens: Fiction • 128 Pages 5.75 x 7.25 • 45 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 7 and UP • Grades 2 and UP • 9789888341016 • April $13.99 (Can $16.99) • Cloth • Rights: World • minedition

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Dwarf Nose Wilhelm Hauff

This superb translation of a classic German fairy tale features fantastic turns of plot and magical illustrations Jacob is cursed after insulting a wicked fairy and the outlandish spell she casts on him will change his life forever. Dwarf Nose is a classic fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, rich with unforgettable characters and suspenseful turns. Jacob’s arduous tasks and twists of fate will have readers of all ages on the edges of their seats. Lisbeth Zwerger’s fanciful illustrations evoke all the magic, mystery and drama of this German classic, while Anthea Bell’s fresh translation breathes new life into a story that deserves a wider audience. Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827) was an extraordinarily prolific writer. The freshness and originality of his talent, his inventiveness, and his genial humor have won him a high place among the southern German prose writers of the early nineteenth century. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded translators and illustrators of children’s books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. She is the author and illustrator of numerous books including The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Little Mermaid, and The Selfish Giant for minediton. Childrens: Classics/Childrens: Folklore • 54 Pages 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 7 and UP • Grades 2 and UP • 9789888341139 • April $19.99 (Can $23.99) • Cloth • Rights: World • minedition

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Fishing with Grandma

Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula Illustrations by Charlene Chua Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake

After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear holes in the ice, and to how to make a traditional Inuit jigging rod. Susan Avingaq is a debut author, an Inuit elder, and grandmother who enjoys teaching younger people important cultural practices and land skills. She has lived in the community of Igloolik, Nunavut for seveal decades. Charlene Chua’s work has appeared in the American Illustration, Spectrum and SILA’s Illustration West, as well as several art books. She lives in Toronto. Maren Vsetula is a teacher and educational writer for Inhabit Media. She has lived and worked in Nunavut for over a decade. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781772270846 • April • $10.95 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

The Caterpillar Woman Nadia Sammurtok Illustrations by Carolyn Gan

Based on an Inuit traditional story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader’s bookshelf Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favorite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day when another stranger appears . . . Nadia Sammurtok is an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Nadia is passionate about preserving the traditional Inuit lifestyle and Inuktitut language so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Nadia currently lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut with her son. Caroyln Gan is an illustrator and designer working in Sydney, Australia. She has worked in television as a visual development artist, colour stylist, and set designer. The Caterpillar Woman is her first book. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Folklore • 32 Pages • 9 x 7 • 20 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781772270839 • June • $16.95 • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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Those That Cause Fear

Neil Christopher Illustrations by Germaine Arnaktauyok Introduces kids to the spine-tingling, hair-raising creatures found in Inuit myths

From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death, to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake, this book includes all the creepy, spooky, and down right scary creatures told about in Inuit traditional myths. Germaine Arnaktauyok is an Inuit artist and illustrator, best known for her prints and etchings depicting Inuit myths and traditional ways of life. She is the illustrator of Kiviuq’s Journey and Way Back Then; and the author of My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germain Arnaktauyok. She lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Neil Christopher is an educator, a filmmaker, and an editor for Inhabit Media Inc. He is the author of several books on Inuit myths and legends for children, youth, and adults. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Folklore • 40 Pages • 9 x 7.5 • 32 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781772270853 • June • $16.95 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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Kiviuq and the Mermaids Noel McDermott Illustrations by Toma Feizo Gas A traditional Inuit tale comes to life with beautiful illustrations and heart-pounding action Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mythology, is said to have travelled over land and sea overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating various fearsome foes. In Kiviuq and the Mermaids, young readers experience one of Kiviuq’s most heart-pounding adventures: an encounter with a group of frightening mermaids. With only his qayaq to keep him out of their clutches, Kiviuq must think fast to defeat these angry creatures of the deep! Toma Feizo Gas has spent ten years working in entertainment arts, with experience in production art, creative direction, concept design, and illustration. He lives in Toronto. Noel McDermott is a retired professor of literature at Nunavut Arctic College where he lived and taught in Inuktitut and English for 35 years. He has held teaching appointments at many other educational institutions, including McGill University, Trent University, the University of Waterloo, Ontario as well as at the Sami University in Kautokeino, Norway. His previous book was Akinirmut Unipkaaqtuat: Stories of Revenge. Childrens: Fiction • 40 Pages • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781772270822 • June • $16.95 • Cloth • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia Inhabit Media

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Hammer and Nails

Josh Bledsoe Illustrations by Jessica Warrick This daddy-daughter duo will steal your heart! An unexpected daddy/daughter day helps Darcy and Daddy discover that if you try it, you might like it

Darcy has plans. She and her friend are going to play dress up, do each other’s hair, and polish their nails. Daddy has plans, too. He’s going to read the paper, mow the lawn, and repair the fence. When Darcy’s friend cancels and she’s sure her day is ruined, Daddy suggests a Darcy-Daddy Day. Now they can tackle their to-do lists together. While Daddy sips coffee, Darcy sips chocolate milk. For dress-up, Daddy dons a “super fancy” tutu. They move on to an Elvis inspired hair do, Her Majesty’s Mowing Service, a princess-mandated living room dance party, and a Daddy-directed sock battle. This Daddy-Daughter Day is in full swing. But when it’s time to wield a hammer and paint their nails, both wonder what they’ve gotten themselves into. Will Darcy enjoy hammering? Will Daddy do nails? Indeed, Darcy and Daddy overcome their initial hesitations and step outside their comfort zones, opting to be open-minded and even daring. As Daddy says, “Sometimes things you’ve never done end up being fun. Try it!” Darcy embraces her dad’s ‘go for it’ philosophy with the hammer, and encourages him to “Try it!” with a manicure. They learn skills from each other - hammering nails and polishing nails! Josh Bledsoe is a debut author and elementary school teacher who loves hanging out with his kids. He has, at one time or another, played hair and nail salon, designed epic obstacle courses, worn a tutu, and made sandwiches out of waffles. He lives with his wife and two children outside Nashville, TN. Jessica Warrick creates humorous children’s book illustrations from her home studio. Her work has appeared in Weekly Reader, and this is her eighth picture book. She lives near Jacksonville, FL. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10.25 x 10.25 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781936261369 • April $17.95 (Can $17.95) • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World Flashlight Press

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Leah’s Mustache Party Nadia Mike Illustrations by Charlene Chua A little girl’s birthday party is extra-fun with a non-traditional theme Four-year-old Leah loved being a pirate for Halloween. She never considered being a princess or a fairy. But once Halloween has come and gone, Leah misses so many things about her costume. She misses her sword. She misses saying “Arrrr!” But most of all, she misses her silly moustache. But Leah knows that it doesn’t have to be Halloween to play dress up. She can wear a moustache whenever she wants! She can wear one while she’s watching a movie, or riding her bike, or playing her favorite game. And when Leah’s birthday finally arrives, she knows exactly what she wants to do: have a party where everyone must wear a moustache! At Leah’s moustache party, everyone gets in on the dressup fun, even Grandma! Charlene Chua’s work has appeared in the American Illustration, Spectrum and SILA’s Illustration West, as well as several art books. She illustrated the children’s picture books Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles and Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire. She lives in Toronto. Nadia Mike is an Inuit educator and writer living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 7 • 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781772270815 • May • $16.95 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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You Belong to Me Mamoru Suzuki A heartwarming story of the unconditional love that parents (both humans as well as animals) have for their children The simple text of love, caring and protection is accompanied by adorable illustrations of animals and dinosaurs that hug, help, and protect a human child. The comforting text is ideal for a soothing bedtime story. This beautiful book is a perfect gift for parents with a newborn baby. Born in 1952, Mamoru Suzuki’s first published work as a picture-book artist was Boku no okina ki (My Big Tree), with a story by Masao Tsurumi in 1980. In 2006, he received the Kodansha Award for Picture Books for Boku no tori no su enikki (My Illustrated Diary of Birds’ Nests). Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.25 x 8 19 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781940842127 • August $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon

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Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Home Kazue Takahashi

“This is the antidote for your overscheduled, hurried and harried child.” — Kirkus Reviews for Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear This adorable book is the second in the series of the beloved children’s books, Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear When a boy receives an invitation in the mail from Kuma-Kuma Chan, a friendly bear who lives far away, he travels by train, bus, and finally on foot to reach Kuma-Kuma Chan’s home. Kuma-Kuma Chan welcomes him and serves tea. Even though the two don’t have a lot to talk about, just by spending time together, sharing the day’s activities they bond and create a friendship and enjoy each other’s company. This heartwarming tale once again immerses children of all ages, in Kuma-Kuma Chan’s peaceful, simple world. Kazue Takahashi is a Japanese illustrator and children’s book author whose debut book Kuma-Kuma Chan was published in Japan in 2001. She has since authored several other books for children and contributed her illustrations to books by other authors. Childrens: Picture Books • 52 Pages • 5.25 x 6.75 25 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781940842097 • April $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon

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You Are My Best Friend Tatsuya Miyanishi

“Bold lines and strong color contrasts (plus the odd exploding volcano) give the prehistoric landscape plenty of visual appeal.” — Kirkus Reviews for You Look Yummy! “Bestselling Japanese artist Miyanishi’s bold, woodcutlike spreads draw immediate attention . . . . In contrast to his muscular artwork, Miyanishi’s writing tugs at the heartstrings.” —Publishers Weekly for You Look Yummy! One of the most popular children’s books from Japan, You are My Best Friend is the second book in the Tyrannosaurus series of 12 titles that have sold more than 3 million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and France Once upon a time a violent, mean, selfish Tyrannosaurus roamed the land, and all the other animals feared him. One day, while chasing other animals, the Tyrannosaurus falls into the ocean. The Elasmosaurus, who lives in the sea, saves his life, and the Tyrannosaurus says “thank you” for the very first time. From that day, the land creature and the sea creature become best friends. The author, Tatsuya Miyanishi, delivers a heartwarming story about friendship with vivid, brightly colored illustrations and endearingly drawn characters. Born in 1956, Tatsuya Miyanishi graduated from the Nihon University College of Art and was a doll artist and graphic designer before becoming a picture-book author. Miyanishi’s books have a passionate fan base of all ages that enjoys his range of endearing characters in many genres, from superheroes to dinosaurs, all illustrated with bright colors. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Award for Picture Books, as well as the Kenbuchi Picture Book Grand Prize. Childrens: Picture Books • 40 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 26 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781940842103 • May $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon

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The Little Linebacker A Story of Determination Stephen Tulloch and Maria Dismondy Illustrations by Heather Heyworth The story of a boy who worked hard to defy the odds and become a leader Stephen is a little kid with big dreams of playing football. The odds are against him when he is teased and faced with failure. In the end, his perserverance and can-do attitute win the day. Stephen Tulloch is the starting Middle Linebacker for the Detroit Lions. He launched the Stephen Tulloch Foundation in 2009 and has helped thousands of people through his community outreach and generous giving. Tulloch was named as one of the top 100 players in the NFL in 2012 & 2013, has been selected as a team captain of the Detroit lions by his teammates and has been awarded multiple awards nationally and locally for his efforts off the field including the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, The Robert Porche Man of the Year Award, the Grid Iron Great Award along with the NFLPA PULSE award and being a finalist for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award which recognizes the top foundations in the NFL. Stephen was born and raised in Miami where he still resides in the off season. Maria Dismondy is an award-winning author, specializing in books about challenges children face. As a sought-after speaker, Maria spreads her message by presenting at schools and conferences across the country. Maria lives in southeastern Michigan. Heather Heyworth lives and works in a sleepy Suffolk market town in the UK. She has illustrated many books including picture, board and educational books. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780984855841 • May • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: World • Cardinal Rule Press

Painting in the Dark Esref Armagan, Blind Painter Rachelle Burk Illustrations by Claudia Gadotti A picture book biography about an artist who, though born blind, creates remarkably beautiful and complex art In 1953, Esref Armagan was born completely blind to a poor family in Istanbul, Turkey. He received no formal education, and spent his childhood days in his father’s shop where he developed the curiousity to create and draw. He experienced the world through touch, and learned to visually reproduce his surroundings, including color, shadows, and perspective, with his hands. The blind artist’s story will be an inspiration to young artists of all abilities. Rachelle Burk is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children. Her books include Tree House in a Storm , Don’t Turn the Page!, The Tooth Fairy Trap, Miss Crump’s Funny Bone, Sleep Soundly at Beaver’s Inn, and The Walking Fish. Her work has appeared in national publications such as Highlights for Children and Scholastic Science classroom magazines. She lives in New Brunswick. Childrens: Picture Books • 40 Pages • 10 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 8 to 12 9781943431151 • May • $19.95 (Can $23.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943431144) $14.99 Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Sing-Along Animal Songs Illustrations by Marie-Eve Tremblay Timeless tunes for tots all about animals A delightful, lighthearted collection of sing-along songs featuring funny irresistible animal characters, including cuddly cats and dogs who just want to be your friend, even on a rainy day! Share an umbrella with a heartbroken pooch who sings the blues, a tomcat who has a soft spot for sour cream and a rumbunctious little kitty who snores and growls. It’s full of good cheer thanks to the playful, heartwarming illustrations and an accompanying-CD comprised of ten catchy songs recorded by accomplished singers and skilled musicians. Marie Eve Tremblay, a graduate in graphic design from the University of Montreal, has illustrated articles for several Canadian magazines. One of her illustrations that appeared in Readers Digest won her an Applied Arts Illustration Award in 2012. She has also collaborated with authors on a half-dozen children’s books, including the series “Questions and Answers About...” (Usborne Publishing) and “La Vengeresse masquée et le loup” (Les 400 coups). She lives in Montreal. Childrens: Picture Books/Music • 36 Pages • 8.25 x 8 15 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9782924217740 • May $16.95 (Can $22.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • The Secret Mountain

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A Very Special Snowflake Second edition Don Hoffman Illustrations by Todd Dakins A Very Special Snowflake invites children to search for Snowflake in every delightful scene Jeff and Veronica take their new puppy, Snowflake, outside to play in the snow and he soon disappears. Many people help them in their search and eventually their playful puppy shows up! Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Seasonal • 28 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154241 • Replaces: 9780439901116 • August $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book • Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154012) $3.99 • Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

Yoga Poga Shmoga! Sonia Jones Illustrations by Todd Dakins An endearing story of how yoga teaches more than just poses and transforms the relationship between two young siblings When Mitzi turns ten, she gets a yoga mat as a birthday gift and her brother Axel feels left out because he thinks yoga is for girls! 100% of the author’s proceeds go to the Sonima Foundation, which provides dynamic health and wellness programs to children across the country, and engages and inspires them with yoga-based exercise and mindfulness practices. Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Sonia Jones is a wellness advocate, philanthropist and devoted yogi. She lives in Greenwich, CT. Childrens: Picture Books/Health • 36 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943154333 • June • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154326) $3.99 Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

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Find Your Music

Don Hoffman Illustrations by Todd Dakins Introduces children to colors and musical instruments, as well as the powers of persistence and creative thinking

The rainbow people, who live in the sky, play beautiful music. Little Roy G. Biv, whose name stands for the colors of the rainbow, doesn’t have a talent for playing a musical instrument. However, his dancing shows that he has a gift for rhythm, so the rainbow band gives him a shiny silver whistle and golden baton and ask him to lead the band! Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Education Resource • 32 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154296 • April $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book • Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154067) $3.99 • Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

Chizi’s Tale Second edition Jack Jones Illustrations by Jacqui Taylor Based on a true story, 100% of the author’s proceeds will go to Tusk, an organization working to protect African wildlife An orphaned baby black rhino is taken in by the manager of the local national park, who names him Chizi and raised him along with his own children. As Chizi grows, he becomes a big part of the family. Chizi’s Tale teaches that all of us can, and should, show mercy and compassion. Jack Jones is a senior in high school at Brunswick School in Connecticut. Every summer since he was a child, he has traveled to Africa, where he has learned the importance of preserving and protecting nature. Jacqui Taylor has written and illustrated several children’s books. She lives in Zimbabwe. Childrens: Picture Books/Current Events • 32 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943154074 • Replaces: 9780692220429 • June $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book • Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154005) $3.99• Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

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BILLY & ABBY

Abigail is a Big Girl Second edition Don Hoffman Illustrations by Todd Dakins Celebrates a child’s first accomplishments and allows parents to record their child’s milestone achievements on special pages Abigail is growing up! Instead of a crib, she has a grown-up bed, and her smile is brighter now that all her teeth have grown in. As Abigail learns to say “please” and “thank you,” and pick up her own toys, she becomes a big girl. Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Childrens: Picture Books/Family & Relationships • 28 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154265 Replaces: 9781403701978 • July • $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154036) $3.99 Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

Billy is a Big Boy Second edition Don Hoffman Illustrations by Todd Dakins Celebrates a child’s first accomplishments and allows parents to record their child’s milestone achievements on special pages Billy is growing up,—reaching important milestones that prove he is a big boy—from using the big potty to saying his ABCs. The inspiring words and huggably sweet illustrations celebrate the accomplishments that mark a child’s first years. Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Childrens: Picture Books/Family & Relationships • 28 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154258 Replaces: 9780970251800 • July • $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154029) $3.99 Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

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Counting Book With Billy and Abigail Second edition Don Hoffman Illustrations by Todd Dakins Teaches young readers to count to ten and also to observe the world around them Billy and Abigail go on a counting adventure when they find so many things to count right in their own yard! They count everything they see, from eggs in a nest to fish in a pond, apples, squirrels, butterflies, rocks, flowers and more. Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Childrens: Picture Books/Family & Relationships • 24 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154302 Replaces: 9781403705433 • July • $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154081) $3.99 Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

Good Morning, Good Night Billy and Abigail Second edition Don Hoffman Illustrations by Todd Dakins Shows how much fun and freedom comes from being self-sufficient Before Billy and Abigail go out to play, they brush their teeth, comb their hair, get dressed, and even set their own places for breakfast! At the end of a busy day, they enjoy being tucked in and hearing a bedtime story. Todd Dakins is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Childrens: Picture Books/Family & Relationships • 24 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154319 Replaces: 9781403705433 July • $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154098) $3.99 Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

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Tony the Ferry Riding Pigeon Don Hoffman and Priscilla Palmer Illustrations by Dylan Goldberger Celebrates friendship and proves that anyone can be a hero with hard work, determination, and loyalty Tony the pigeon rides from Manhattan to New Jersey every day with his best friend Nate. Find out how Tony calls on his pigeon friends and braves a snowstorm to save the day. Dylan Goldberger is an illustrator and printmaker who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Priscilla Palmer is a debut author and member of SCBWI. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Childrens: Picture Books/Animals • 32 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 Grades K–2 • 9781943154289 • August • $7.95 (Can $8.95) • Hardcover Picture Book Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154050) $3.99 Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

Turbo and Tuxedo

Don Hoffman and Priscilla Palmer Illustrations by Anna Nadler Teaches the value of friendship, patience, and hope, as well as the calendar months and their seasonal differences

Turbo enjoys going for walks to the park but he feels lonely with no one to share them with. When Turbo meets Tuxedo, they become forever friends. Turbo and Tuxedo is published under RainbowKidz, an imprint created to promote elf-esteem in children that are gay or part of an LGBTQ family. Don Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author. He lives in New York. Priscilla Palmer is a debut author and member of SCBWI. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Anna Nadler specializes in children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, fashion illustration, and other artistic projects. Anna lives in Staten Island, NY. Childrens: Picture Books/Family & Relationships • 32 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781943154272 • May • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781943154043) $3.99 • Rights: World • Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group

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A Dog like That!

Janene Cooper Illustrations by Evie Kemp A delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly but loyal and loveable best friend

Evie has a cute, little dog. Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. Her dog does what he likes, which just so happens to fit perfectly with the owner. “A Dog like That!” was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. It also won a Storylines Notable Book Award and was a LIANZA Russell Clark Award Finalist. Janene Cooper had a background in education and worked as an Education Consultant based in Auckland, New Zealand. Her writing was influenced by the experiences she shared with the many children who touched her life. Evie Kemp is a graduate of AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand, where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. Primarily a textile artist, she was a finalist for the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for illustration for “A Dog like That!”. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760360009 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

That Dog at the Beach! Janene Cooper Illustrations by Evie Kemp The sequel to the award-winning “A Dog Like That!” It’s that dog again, quietly creating chaos at the beach. Everybody tells Evie how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. Her dog does what he likes, which just so happens to fit perfectly with the owner. Let’s see what mess they get into while exploring the beach! Janene Cooper was an inspirational educator and senior educational manager, who worked as an Education Consultant based in Auckland. “A Dog like That!” was a finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and also won a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2011. Evie Kemp is a graduate of AUT University in Auckland, where she studied graphic design and illustration. Primarily a textile artist, she was a finalist for the 2011 LIANZA Russell Clark Award for illustration for “A Dog like That”. Childrens: Picture Books/Nature • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760360054 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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EMOTIONS IN MOTION

Emotions in Motion Rose Stanley Illustrations by Lisa Allen

Supports children in understanding, recognising and expressing emotions The first section of the book matches highlighted emotions to colors, as well as a facial expressions. The second portion of the book is a simple workbook, to help children record and explore their own emotional concerns. Lisa Allen is a New Zealand graphic designer and freelance illustrator of several successful picture books including, Mangrove (Penguin 2007) and Anzac Day Parade (Penguin 2010). Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a New Zealand primary school for six years. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens. Childrens: Picture Books/Self-Help • 32 Pages • 8 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360177 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

A Hot Cup of Chocolate Rose Stanley Illustrations by Lisa Allen Encourages children to be supportive and understanding of their friends during the good days and bad. In Johan’s world, he thinks that most problems can be solved by drinking a ‘magical’ cup of hot chocolate. Johan befriends Henry who has problems at home. Written for those in stable family settings, this book demonstrates the dilemmas that some children face and explains why they might need to talk to someone. Lisa Allen is a New Zealand graphic designer and freelance illustrator. Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a New Zealand primary school. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Education Resource • 32 Pages • 8 x 7.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360191 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

Tilly’s Big Problem Rose Stanley Illustrations by Lisa Allen Introduces children to methods of dealing with difficult issues and encourages them to seek assistance from suitable adults When Tilly’s problem gets too much for her she confides in her friend, Ned, who is great at helping her with the tricky stuff. But this time, even Ned can’t come up with a solution. However, he does have a good idea to help her find someone to talk to. Together they devise a plan and have an adventure along the way. Lisa Allen is a New Zealand graphic designer and freelance illustrator of several successful picture books including, Mangrove (Penguin 2007) and Anzac Day Parade (Penguin 2010). Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a New Zealand primary school for six years. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Education Resource • 32 Pages • 8 x 7.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360184 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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The Quiet Pirate Stephanie Thatcher A rollicking pirate adventure story about a not so ordinary pirate Barnaby is the cabin boy for a crew of disreputable and noisy pirates. Poor Barnaby can’t even yell from the crow’s nest, so the other pirates tease him. But one day, while they’re celebrating a treasure haul with an extremely loud party, something truly terrible happens to the rest of the crew. Barnaby shows us that sometimes it is better to watch, listen and think, than it is to shout, stomp and swagger. Stephanie Thatcher is an author and illustrator residing in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been the recipient of a number of awards for both illustration and storytelling, including the Storylines Notable Book Award in 2014. She was also a finalist in the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760360078 • June • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

The Toy Fairy Stephanie Thatcher Find out what happens when Joe refuses to put away his toys Joe is a young boy who does not tidy his room. One night, before he goes to bed, he is warned that the Toy Fairy will take all of his toys away. The young boy is skeptical about this explanation, believing his father to be key in the disappearance of his possessions. But Joe is wrong. Not only does the Toy Fairy take the toys away, he also takes Joe away. After rediscovering his missing toys, he is relocated with his missing pirate ship to a home of a classmate who is living with no toys. The experience awakens compassion in the boy. Stephanie Thatcher is an author and illustrator residing in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been the recipient of a number of awards for both illustration and storytelling, including the Storylines Notable Book Award in 2014. She was also a finalist in the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760360245 • August • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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The Moving House

Bingbo Illustrations by Huangying Delicate and charming illustrations convey themes of belonging, resilience and friendship

A gentle story about a rather foolish squirrel that builds his new house on what he thinks is a large rock; but it turns out to be something quite different! Each morning as he wakes up, he finds that his house has mysteriously moved and he is puzzled. The squirrel quickly adapts to his foreign surroundings each day, that is, until he finds himself in danger. Award-winning Chinese author Bingbo has published more than 370 children’s stories, and has won over fifty awards for his work, including the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature twice, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award. Huangying works as an interior design lecturer during the day time and creates hand drawn art in her spare time. She was a finalist in the National Book Award, China in 2001. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360214 • August $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

The Cowardly Lion

Bingbo Illustrations by Jianming Zhou A tale about a loyal friendship that turns a cowardly lion into a hero

“The Cowardly Lion” is a beautiful heartwarming tale about friendship and the importance of courage and loyalty. An unfortunate lion Telulu keeps running away from other creatures, getting physically smaller and smaller each time - until he’s the size of a mouse. With the forest animals cheering lion on, he faces his fears and returns to normal size with the mouse still his closest friend. Award-winning Chinese author Bingbo has published more than 370 children’s stories, and has won over fifty awards for his work, including the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature twice, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award. His writing style is lyrical and delicate. Bingbo now teaches children’s literacy in China as well as continuing to write and publish his work. Jianming Zhou has illustrated a number of picture books, and has worked as Art Editor at China Children’s Press for more than twenty years. He is a graduate of the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts in China. Childrens: Picture Books/Nature • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360221 • July • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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Two Unhappy Fish Bingbo Illustrations by Gumi

A touching story highlighting how we are all different, yet special in our own way Two lonely fish hide separately in the coral reef, both believing they are the ugliest fish in the whole ocean. That is until one day they come face to face and each shocked by how beautiful the other is. From that day on they no longer hide in the reefs but swim happily with all the other fish. Award-winning Chinese author Bingbo has published more than 370 children’s stories, and has won over fifty awards for his work, including the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature twice, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award. Gumi was born and raised in Chongqing, China, in 1973. In recent years, she has been focusing on illustrating picture books for children. She has published many children’s books. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360160 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

The Pear Violin

Bingbo Illustrations by Gumi A whimsical story of a squirrel who creates a violin out of a large yellow pear and mesmerizes the whole forest with his beautiful music

The music the squirrel plays changes the dynamics of the forest. Soon the lion is no longer chasing the rabbit but asking it to stop and listen to the music with him; the fox becomes friends with the chicken and all other animals gather together to listen to the music, putting their differences aside. Award-winning Chinese author Bingbo has published more than 370 children’s stories, and has won over fifty awards for his work, including the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature twice, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award. Gumi was born and raised in Chongqing, China, in 1973. In recent years, she has been focusing on illustrating picture books for children. She has published many children’s books. Childrens: Picture Books/Music • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360207 • July • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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The Mountain Who Wanted to Live in a House Maurice Shadbolt Illustrations by Renee Haggo

The only children’s book written by acclaimed New Zealand author, Maurice Shadbolt This is an intriguing tale about a mountain who comes to life and wants to live in a house. But when he moves into town he scares everyone away, except for a brave, practical boy called Thomas, who sets out to find out what the mountain wants. The young boy helps the mountain and saves his town. Renee Haggo primarily illustrates with pen and ink, watercolors, and acrylics. She has a keen eye for realism and is an avid sketcher and life drawer. Maurice Shadbolt CBE (19322004) is one of New Zealand’s best-known fiction writers and the author of twelve novels, four collections of stories, and a number of works of non-fiction. He has won many literary awards throughout his prestigious career. Shadbolt was awarded a CBE in 1989 for services to literature, and several of his titles are now considered New Zealand classics. Childrens: Picture Books/Nature • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360023 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

Whetu: The Little Blue Duck Jennifer Beck Illustrations by Renee Haggo

From acclaimed New Zealand children’s author, Jennifer Beck, comes a tale about a duckling who survies against the odds This is a touching tale of a very plucky duck named Whetu. The little blue duck is a survivor—he manages to hatch beside the river when all the other eggs are washed away, and he overcomes a lot of adversity to survive into adulthood. Then through his call, he helps a stranger who is lost in the mountains to find her way home. But when Whetu’s natural habitat is threatened, who will help save him? Jennifer Beck is one of New Zealand’s best known and most successful writers for children. She loves writing picture books, and has a special interest in the combination of art and words. A number of her books have won New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, including The Bantam and the Soldier and Nobody’s Dog. Renee Haggo primarily illustrates with pen and ink, watercolors, and acrylics. She has a keen eye for realism and is an avid sketcher and life drawer. Childrens: Picture Books/Nature • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360061 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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THE OGGLIES The Ogglies are interesting characters with green skin, lumpy noses and tough teeth. They eat rusty cans, love sticky soup and are sure to give children a good laugh.

The Ogglies: A Dragon Party for Firebottom Erhard Dietl A gorgeous picture book that tells the story of the Oggly children and their beloved dragon pet, Firebottom The Ogglies are very worried about their dragon, Firebottom, and decide to throw him a birthday party to cheer him up. The story is delightfully silly; the Ogglies have positively crazy ideas and everything gross is, in fact, good. Erhard Dietl is an author, illustrator, and songwriter. He has written over 100 books, available in translation in numerous languages around the world. Erhard Dietl has been awarded the Austrian Youth Literature Prize, and other notable literary awards. He currently lives in Munich. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 28 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360252 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

The Ogglies of Smelliville Erhard Dietl This beautifully illustrated book filled is with quirky Oggly characters and positively poopy ideas with a special sing-along-song The Ogglies eat rusty cans and love sticky soup. They have green skin, lumpy noses, and tough teeth. Come and meet the Oggly family doing normal Oggly things like cooking bootlace soup and untidying the living room and join the Oggly twins on a whirlwind dragon adventure. Erhard Dietl is an author, illustrator, and songwriter. He has written over 100 books, available in translation in numerous languages around the world. Erhard Dietl has been awarded the Austrian Youth Literature Prize, and other notable literary awards. He currently lives in Munich. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 28 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360153 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

The Ogglies Go to School Erhard Dietl The Oggly Twins go to school for the very first time to experience a fun-filled and very messy day! On the first day of school, the teacher has an emergency, and Grandma Oggly takes charge. She has the children drawing and getting muddy, while having a pet dragon help the children get clean and dry. This beautifully illustrated title is filled with quirky Oggly characters and positively enjoyable ideas, along with a special sing-along-song containing silly words such as “oggly poo” and “fly pee”. Erhard Dietl is an author, illustrator, and songwriter. He has written over 100 books, available in translation in numerous languages around the world. Erhard Dietl has been awarded the Austrian Youth Literature Prize, and other notable literary awards. He currently lives in Munich. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 28 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781760360238 • August • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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Why do cats have tails? David Ling Illustrations by Stephanie Thatcher A cozy story about a grandfather bamboozling his two grand-daughters Children can come up with some pretty funny questions! Here in this warm and amusing story, Grandpa teases his granddaughters with some very unusual answers. The girls are spending time with Grandpa and his cats, and reject all his silly answers until one of them comes up with an idea that even Grandpa could not think of. This is a story that amuses and entertains grandparents and grandchildren alike. David Ling is a New Zealand-based publisher of both adult and children’s books. He created the Duck Creek Press imprint in 2010 and is also the author of But What Did We Get For Grandpa? illustrated by Dick Frizzell. Stephanie Thatcher is an author and illustrator residing in Auckland, New Zealand. As well as being a mom to her three boys, she has maintained a freelance career in graphic design, motion graphics and illustration work. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760360269 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

While You Are Sleeping Melinda Szymanik Illustrations by Greg Straight

A reassuring bedtime story which shows that night has a life of its own When toddlers look outside and see the inky blackness, they might well imagine that night is nothing but a dark, empty and scary place. This book brings to light all the interesting and amazing things that happen during the darkness of the night when we are all fast asleep in our beds. Greg Straight has worked in the field of visual arts for more than a decade and has created signature illustrations for clients such as Air New Zealand, Microsoft, NZ Tourism and Huffer. Melinda Szymanik is a well-known New Zealand author of numerous books for children including The House That Went to Sea and Made With Love as well as several books for young adults. She has twice been short-listed for the Joy Cowley Award, in 2003 and 2006. Childrens: Picture Books/Nature • 32 Pages • 10 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760360108 • July • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Starfish Bay Publishing

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THE POPPY SERIES

Flo of the Somme The Mercy Dogs of World War 1 Hilary Ann Robinson Illustrations by Martin Impey Even during the most desperate times, a dog will always remain man’s best friend Mercy dog, Flo, has more to contend with than racing across the dangerous battlefield of the Somme. Can she get her medical kit to the injured? Can she lead Ray, the stretcher-bearer, and his donkey to them in time? Depicting the key landmarks of the Somme, this story pays tribute to the remarkable bravery of the animals who played their part during World War One. Hilary Robinson is the author of over 50 children’s picture books including the top selling Mixed Up Fairy Tales and the highly acclaimed Where the Poppies Now Grow and The Christmas Truce. Martin Impey studied graphic design with distinction and has illustrated over 40 children’s books. Passionate about military history, he illustrated War Horse for Oxford University Press. Childrens: Picture Books/History • 36 Pages • 9 x 11.5 3 Color Photos, 1 B/W Photo, 36 Color Illustrations, Fourcolor Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780957124561 April • $11.95 (Can $13.95) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Strauss House Productions

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THE COPPER TREE CLASS All the books in the Copper Tree Series are previewed by experts in the related field who offer their advice. These include childcare professionals, teachers, psychologists, counselors and families affected by the issues covered.

The Copper Tree Hilary Ann Robinson Illustrations by Mandy Stanley Chosen by eFuneral as one of the top ten books for children dealing with death When Olivia’s teacher dies, the children at her school are encouraged to think of everything that reminds them of her. Written with touching sensitivity and sprinkled with light-hearted moments, this story helps children understand that while sadness is an inevitable part of grief, death is not necessarily the end, for what is left behind can be everlasting. Hilary Robinson is the author of over 50 children’s picture books. Mandy Stanley is an award-winning illustrator, author and designer who has published more than 200 picture, story and activity books for children. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Parenting & Family Care • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780993365805 April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Strauss House Productions

Help A Hamster Helping Children To Understand Fostering and Adoption Hilary Ann Robinson Illustrations by Mandy Stanley Written with sensitivity, this book deals with the topics of separation, fostering and adoption in a manner that is accessible to all children - adopted or not When the Copper Tree class hamster had babies, Alfie Tate became the hamster monitor. Alfie was adopted when he was little and he wanted the class to find new homes for the hamsters, just like a new home had been found for him. Hilary Robinson is the author of over 50 children’s picture books. Mandy Stanley is an award-winning illustrator, author and designer who has published more than 200 picture, story and activity books for children. Childrens: Picture Books/Family & Relationships • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 32 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780993365812 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Strauss House Productions

Tom’s Sunflower Helping Children Cope With Divorce and Family Breakup Hilary Ann Robinson Illustrations by Mandy Stanley Covers feelings of displacement and shows children that, while things change in their lives, everyone will continue to have their own unique place in the world When Hana’s parents decide to separate, the children of the Copper Tree Class rally round to cheer her up. Hilary Robinson is the author of over 50 children’s picture books. Mandy Stanley is an award-winning illustrator, author and designer who has published more than 200 picture, story and activity books for children. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Parenting & Family Care • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 32 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780993365829 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Strauss House Productions

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Blunderbuss Wanderlust Being an Account of the Temporal Travels of Colonel Victor Von Vector and the Eras of His Ways David R. Shapiro Illustrations by Christopher Herndon

• Co-op available A funny, wild romp through the geologic eras with an eccentric narrator who tells his story in Shakespearian sonnet form Colonel Victor Von Vector has a blunderbuss gun with a peculiar recoil. When he shoots, he gets kicked back in time 600 million years to the Cambrian Period. With each subsequent shot, Victor moves through geologic time, encountering beasts of the past and wandering through the varied environments that have colored Earth’s history. Utilizing the Shakespearian sonnet as his means of record, Victor’s journey is presented in 17 poems with 17 illustrated plates.

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David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations and the author of several children’s picture books. Christopher Herndon is an artist and the creator of two comic book series. They both live in Portland, Oregon. Childrens: Fiction/Graphic Novels • 40 Pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • 40 Color Illustrations Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781940052137 • Replaces: 9780984442201 • April $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Cloth • Rights: World • Craigmore Creations 9781940052090 $17.99 (Can $21.99) Trade Paper

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Ross Murray

A timely story about the dangers of drilling for oil in the Arctic environments Goldilocks and the Three Bears touches upon the connection between human activity and environmental consequences. A young girl moves to the Arctic because of her father’s job with the oil industry. She develops a connection with the polar bears that she sees in her area. When an oil rig leaks and the spill is set on fire, Goldilocks is left wondering what will become of her furry friends. Ross Murray is a New Zealand-based acclaimed illustrator and comics creator, who is passionate about nature and the environment. In 2011, he experienced firsthand the devastating effects of an oil spill on the beach outside his home at Mount Maunganui. This disaster, combined with a desire for his two young children to grow up in a clean and healthy world, inspired him to write this book. Childrens: Fiction/Environmental Studies • 36 Pages • 10.25 x 7 • 19 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781940052236 • April $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Cloth • Rights: World • Craigmore Creations

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Once there was a Boy David Leffler A poignant, universal story of friendship, temptation and reconciliation The disarmingly sweet, simple language in this whimsical children’s picture book belies an emotional depth that allows the author to reach out to both the young, and the young at heart. This stunning picture book is transformed into a gently touching grown-up story by the use of sophisticated allegorical elements, such as the heart as love or friendship and the sapotes as forbidden fruit. Dub (David) Leffler is descended from the Bigambul and Mandandanji people of south-west Queensland. He has illustrated several children’s books and has collaborated with internationally recognised illustrators such as Colin Thompson, Shaun Tan and Banksy. This is the first book that Dub has written and illustrated. Childrens: Picture Books/Australian Studies • 40 Pages • 10.5 x 8.25 Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781921248375 • May • $18.99 (Can $22.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation

Numerical Street Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti From the creators of the bestselling Alphabetical Sydney comes a counting book set in a colourful, quirky streetscape where there’s always something new to find Count as you walk up Numerical Street every page has a numerical treat. Get your pants altered, get your keys cut, open the book before the shops shut! Children will love counting the objects they see as they hop, skip or jump up Numerical Street – past cake shops, hair stylists, laundromats, pet stores and shoe repairers, all with their curious wares on display. Hilary Bell is an award-winning playwright. Antonia Pesenti is an architect and illustrator. Antonia and Hilary have been friends since they met in Paris 20 years ago. Their friendship turned into a collaboration when they created the bestselling Alphabetical Sydney together. They enjoyed the process so much that they have continued to collaborate, celebrating the beauty and charm of the ordinary in our urban environment. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.75 x 8.5 • 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 3 to 8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • 9781742232287 • June • $24.99 (Can $29.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, South America & Caribbean University of New South Wales Press/New South

We All Sleep Ezekiel Kwaymullina Against pink skies, kookaburra calls in this colorful bedtime story from Australia Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour. Ezekiel Kwaymullina is from the Bailgu and Nyamal people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He is the coauthor of The Two-Hearted Numbat with Ambelin Kwaymullina and Sam’s Bush Journey with Sally Morgan and Bronwyn Bancroft. Sally Morgan has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. They are the authors of My Country. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 24 Pages • 9.25 x 8.75 • 12 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • 9781925162684 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray? Kyle Hughes-Odgers A book guaranteed to fire young imaginations! What spins the Earth? Do colors smell? Why is water wet? Where do dreams go? Renowned artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers brings his own unique vision to these and many other questions, from the practical to the philosophical. Kyle Hughes-Odgers is one of Australia’s leading young visual artists. For almost a decade he has exhibited artwork and created public art extensively throughout Australia and internationally, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin and Cambodia. His work has been featured in publications including Kingbrown magazine, Street Art New York, and widely online through artist features, films, and interviews. He is the illustrator of Ten Tiny Things. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 9.5 • 32 Color Illustrations Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781925162691 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean Fremantle Press

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Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure Tom Pow Illustrations by Ian Andrew A story about the boy who would grow up to become J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan One day, Daisy’s grandmother takes her to an overgrown garden. Many, many years before other children had played in that garden – Sixteen String Jack and Dare Devil Dick were shipwrecked there; and often they fought pirates side by side till the sun went down. But it was only Sixteen String Jack whose fame would never die, for he grew up to become J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan. Ian Andrew is an award-winning animator and artist who has illustrated the work of numerous authors, from Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson to Russell Hoban, Penelope Lively and Michael Morpurgo. In 2013, he was awarded a prestigious Sendak Fellowship. Tom Pow is an award-winning writer and poet. His books for children in include Callum’s Big Day and Who Is The World For?, which won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book of the Year (2001). Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10.25 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781780272269 • June • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada & China • Birlinn Ltd/Birlinn

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Cinderella

Harriet Castor Illustrations by Smiljana Coh Dreams can come true with this enchanting retelling featuring dreamlike illustrations, flaps and wheels, and a huge pop-up ending

Are you ready to be whisked away by Fairy Godmother on a magical adventure featuring Prince Charming, splendid coaches and magnificent parties? Join in the fun by opening the flaps as you peek inside Cinderella’s house, spin the wheel to turn a pumpkin into a glittering coach, transform the heroine’s rags into a sumptuous ballgown and enjoy the wonderful pop-up happy ending. A stunning, interactive gift, perfect for little fairytale fans. Harriet Castor has written more than 40 books for children and young adults, including Ballet Stories and How to Be a Ballerina. She has a history degree from Cambridge University and has worked at The Royal Ballet as a dance notator. With a background in film animation, Smilijana Coh has illustrated children’s books in her native Croatia as well as creating poster and magazine art. Her style combines traditional and digital techniques to conjure magical new worlds. Childrens: Novelty/Childrens: Classics • 24 Pages 9.5 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781405271752 • May • $19.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

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ONCE UPON A TIMELESS TALE Charming retellings of classic Grimm, Andersen, English, and French folk and fairy tales are brought to life by award-winning illustrators. These lovely books offer high production values, beautiful illustrations, and a great sense of traditional oral storytelling in the writing style.

Beauty and the Beast Illustrations by Anna Pignataro Anna Pignataro’s delicate illustrations add yet another dimension to a popular heroine, making this gutsy retelling an essential edition for every bookshelf Beauty is so kind, generous and good, she sacrifices herself to a hideous beast to save her father’s life. But instead of devouring her, the beast bestows luxury on Beauty, and it seems he might not be quite so beastly after all. Yet there is always a price to pay. This muchloved French fairy tale has been retold countless ways in the centuries since it was written, and readers continue to be fascinated by Beauty’s predicament. Anna Pignataro has created more than 40 books for children, including Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? and Mama, Will You Hold My Hand? Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7.5 11 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781921894886 • June • $9.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Little Hare Books

Cinderella Illustrations by Cécile Becq Perhaps the most famous fairy tale ever told, the story of a poor girl who wins the heart of a prince is as enchanting today as it was hundreds of years ago Cinderella’s stepsisters force her to chop, cook, lug and scrub all day long, and make her sleep on the kitchen floor. But the forlorn Cinderella is not all alone. With the help of some winged friends, she finally gets everything she wishes for, plus a little bit more. This downto-earth retelling, along with Cécile Becq’s enchanting illustrations, will ensure Cinderella wins the hearts of a whole new generation of readers for many years to come. Cécile Becq is a French painter and children’s book illustrator. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7.5 • 11 Color Illustrations Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781742974033 • April • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

The Emperor’s New Clothes Illustrations by Carol Thompson One of Hans Christian Andersen’s funniest fairy tales The emperor loves new clothes. The fancier they are the more he likes them. So he hires two master weavers to create the best suit ever. But these master weavers are tricky. Will they make the fabulous suit the emperor wants, or will they make something else altogether? This playful retelling will delight a whole new generation of readers, as well as draw some chuckles from those who already know and love this tale. Carol Thompson has been awarded The Frank Warner Gold Award, Royal Society of Arts Bursary, Mother Goose Award for Children’s Book Illustrations, and the Oppenheim Gold Award. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7.5 • 11 Color Illustrations Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781921894992 • June • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

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ONCE UPON A TIMELESS TALE

The Frog Prince Illustrations by David Cornish This bright new version, a blend of traditional and modern storytelling, is true to the original Grimm Brothers version of the much-told tale When an ugly frog rescues the princess’ golden ball from the bottom of a well, she must promise to be his dearest friend. The princess promises, but promptly forgets all about the hideous frog. Then someone comes knocking at the palace door, and the proud princess discovers the frog is not quite what he seems. Brought to life with David Cornish’s glorious illustrations, this charming edition is certain to become a favorite. David Cornish is the illustrator of Here Comes a Kiss. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 24 Pages • 6.5 x 7.5 • 11 Color Illustrations Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781742974026 • April • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

Hansel and Gretel Illustrations by Jonathan Bentley One of the grimmest of the Grimms’ fairy tales, and one of the most popular Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the woods, and their carefully laid trail of breadcrumbs has been eaten by birds. Lost and alone, they come across a house of bread and cake, but soon find out the old woman who lives inside is not as sweet as she first seems. This new retelling, with delightfully grim illustrations by Jonathan Bentley, gives this old tale an enthralling new lease of life and will fascinate a whole new generation of readers. Jonathan Bentley is the illustrator of The Best Kind of Kiss, Have You Seen Duck?, and The Little Crooked House. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7.5 • 11 Color Illustrations Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781921894893 • June • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

Rapunzel Illustrations by Mitch Vane This popular Grimm Brothers story has enthralled and delighted children for generations Rapunzel is locked in a high tower with only a terrifying witch for company. She must dangle her long hair from the tower window so the witch can climb up but, one day, Rapunzel receives a surprise visitor. This fresh retelling, with Mitch Vane’s lively and witty illustrations, is set to become a favorite for a whole new generation of readers. Mitch Vane is the author of such children’s books as A Mountain of Mittens, The Patch, and the Scratch Kitten series. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7.5 • 11 Color Illustrations Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781921894947 • April • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

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FIRST FAVOURITE TALES

Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

A first introduction to a beloved heroine Find out what happens when Alice goes down a rabbit hole and meets all sorts of crazy characters. Ladybird First Favourite Tales are perfect introductions to timeless and treasured stories, with amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) is most famous for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 7.25 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • 9780723292180 • May • $9.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum

Very young readers will adore journeying with Dorothy and all her friends Find out what happens when Dorothy is transported from Kansas to the magical land of Oz and sets out on the Yellow Brick Road. Ladybird First Favourite Tales are perfect introductions to timeless and treasured stories, with amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author known chiefly for his Oz series of books. Childrens: Classics • 32 Pages • 7.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • 9780723292197 • April • $7.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

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LADYBIRD TALES

Classic Stories to Share Ladybird A beautiful treasury brings together five of everyone’s favorite fairy tales: Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Puss in Boots Ladybird has published fairy tales for more than 45 years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. These classic stories are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best—full of richness and detail. An essential part of any child’s bookshelf, Ladybird Tales are perfect for sharing together and creating memories to treasure forever. Childrens: Classics • 224 Pages • 9 x 9 • 110 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9780723299066 • June • $19.99 • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US Penguin UK/Ladybird

Peter and the Wolf Ladybird The story is sensitively retold, following the tale of how young Peter captures a dangerous wolf The story of Peter and the Wolf was written as a musical composition for children by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Since it was first performed in 1936, Peter and the Wolf has been used to teach millions of children about the way music can be used to tell a story. This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Peter and the Wolf is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers. Childrens: Classics • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780723294481 • May • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

Snow White and Rose Red Ladybird The tale of two young sisters who encounter a friendly bear and a wicked dwarf, sensitively retold The story of Snow White and Rose Red is one of the lesser-known fairy tales, collected by the Brothers Grimm in Germany in the 19th century. This retelling of the story, originally published by Ladybird in 1969, is one of the best-known versions of Snow White and Rose Red in modern times. This beautiful hardback retelling is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers. Childrens: Classics • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780723294474 • May • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US Penguin UK/Ladybird

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LADYBIRD CLASSICS

Dracula Bram Stoker A first introduction to the Stoker’s classic tale Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania for what he thinks is a simple business meeting with a new client. Instead, he encounters the strange and sinister Count Dracula. There will be a battle between good and evil, but who will prevail? Beautiful new illustrations throughout and an elegant format with ribbon marker bring the excitement of this classic story to a new generation of children. This abridged retelling of the classic vampire tale is a perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish author best known for his Gothic novel Dracula. Childrens: Classics • 72 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • 24 Color Illustrations, 6 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9780723297055 • August • $11.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

Frankenstein Mary Shelley A first introduction to Shelley’s classic science fiction tale Victor Frankenstein has always been fascinated by the darker side of nature One fateful night, his sinister obsession triggers a chain of events that will have terrible consequences for Frankenstein and those closest to him. Beautiful new illustrations throughout and an elegant format with ribbon marker bring the excitement of this classic story to a new generation of children. This abridged retelling of the classic tale is a perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers. Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. Childrens: Classics • 72 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • 24 Color Illustrations, 6 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9780723297062 • August • $11.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

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King Arthur Desmond Dunkerley A first introduction to the legendary medieval leader This abridged retelling of the classic tale of King Arthur is a perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, ideal for sharing with younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations and an elegant format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children. Childrens: Classics • 72 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • 24 Color Illustrations 6 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9780723295600 • April • $11.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

Robin Hood Desmond Dunkerley A first introduction to the heroic figure of English folklore This abridged retelling of the classic tale of Robin Hood is a perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, ideal for sharing with younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations and an elegant format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children. Childrens: Classics • 72 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • 24 Color Illustrations 6 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9780723295594 • April • $11.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

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WELL-LOVED TALES

The Elves and the Shoemaker Retold by Vera Southgate A beautifully packaged, nostalgic special edition The Elves and the Shoemaker is part of the enduringly popular Well-loved Tales fairy tales series from Ladybird. Even today, Well-loved Tales are still beloved by adults and children alike. First published in 1965, this beautiful book has been specially re-released with a stunning dust jacket. This limited edition facsimile copy of the original book by Vera Southgate has all the beautiful, memorable pictures that people remember, now available for a new generation to fall in love with. Vera Southgate retold 27 titles for the Well-Loved Tales series. Childrens: Classics • 52 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 25 Color Illustrations Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780723297567 • May • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

Rumpelstiltskin Retold by Vera Southgate A beautifully packaged, nostalgic special edition Rumpelstiltskin is part of the enduringly popular Well-loved Tales fairy tales series from Ladybird. Even today, Well-loved Tales are still beloved by adults and children alike. First released in 1968, this beautiful book has been specially re-published with stunning dust jacket. This limited edition facsimile copy of the original book by Vera Southgate has all the beautiful, memorable pictures that people remember, now available for a new generation to fall in love with. Vera Southgate retold 27 titles for the Well-Loved Tales series. Childrens: Classics • 52 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 25 Color Illustrations Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780723297574 • May • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

The Three Little Pigs Retold by Vera Southgate A beautifully packaged, nostalgic special edition The Three Little Pigs is part of the enduringly popular Well-loved Tales fairy tales series from Ladybird. Even today, Well-loved Tales are still beloved by adults and children alike. First published in 1965, this beautiful book has been specially re-released complete with stunning dust jacket. This facsimile copy of the original book written by Vera Southgate and illustrated by Robert Lumley has all the beautiful, memorable pictures that people remember, now available for a new generation to fall in love with. Vera Southgate retold 27 titles for the Well-Loved Tales series. Childrens: Classics • 52 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 25 Color Illustrations Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780723297581 • May • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

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ADVENTURE FROM HISTORY

The Story of Napoleon L. du Garde Peach A gem from the Ladybird vintage archive about one of the world’s greatest military leaders First published in 1968, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most famous soldiers in history. This new edition, published 200 years after the Battle of Waterloo, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images. The story of Napoleon is told dramatically by L. du Garde Peach, and his adventures are wonderfully illustrated throughout the book. L. du Garde Peach wrote more than 30 works in the Adventure from History series. Childrens: Nonfiction • 56 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 24 Color Illustrations Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780723298014 • April • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

The Story of Nelson L. du Garde Peach A gem from the Ladybird vintage archive, about an officer in the Royal Navy First published in 1957, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most famous sailors in British history. This new edition, published more than two centuries after the Battle of Trafalgar, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images. The story of Nelson is told dramatically by L. du Garde Peach, and his adventures are wonderfully illustrated throughout. L. du Garde Peach wrote more than 30 works in the Adventure from History series. Childrens: Nonfiction • 56 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 24 Color Illustrations Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780723297994 • April • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

King John and Magna Carta L. du Garde Peach A gem from the Ladybird vintage archive about an early King of England First published in 1969, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most important moments in the history of English-speaking people. This new edition, published to mark 800 years since the Magna Carta, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images. The story of King John and the momentous events he saw take place over his reign are illustrated with 24 beautiful full-page pictures. L. du Garde Peach wrote more than 30 works in the Adventure from History series. Childrens: Nonfiction • 56 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 24 Color Illustrations Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780723294023 • April • $9.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

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Alex and the Watermelon Boat Chris McKimmie Illustrations by Chris McKimmie An incredibly unique picture book artist, Chris McKimmie uses collage style artwork to tell a whimsical story of a boy whose favorite toy is missing in a flood The world was all topsy turvy. Pots and pans and memories were being washed away forever. Alex is home listening to the rain, bored because he can’t go outside, when his toy rabbit “falls” out of the window, and he must go after it, even in a flood. Sailing in a watermelon boat, he gets a view of the floods and how they are affecting his neighbors. When he finally finds his rabbit, the reunion is touching and heartfelt. From a creator of several delightfully childlike picture books, this story is a tribute to friendship and community, and the power of the imagination to transform even traumatic events into something rather magical. Chris McKimmie is the author, illustrator, and designer of Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow, Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy, Special Kev, and Two Peas in a Pod. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 12 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781743310076 • April • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Lara of Newtown Chris McKimmie “A playful world large enough to let young imaginations roam freely.” —Kirkus Reviews on Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow A funny and heart-warming story about a cat finding a home from a uniquely talented and multi-award-winning author Nana Banana called me Misty, until she couldn’t look after me anymore. Noni Nice of Pymble called me Nigella, but I was only Nigella for a day. When the Kafoops family found me on the streets of Newtown they called me Lara. I knew I had found my home at last. A witty and wonderful story about a cat looking for love from the one and only Chris McKimmie. Chris McKimmie is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous children’s books, including Apple to Zoos, Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow, Good Morning Mr Pancakes, The Magic Day, The Painted Bird, and Crikey and Cat. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 12 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781760112325 • June • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Thunderstorm Dancing Katrina Germein Illustrations by Judy Watson

A rollicking rhyming story about a family who dance up a wild storm while the wind and rain swirl outside Rhythm, rhyme, and family mayhem! Perfect for reading aloud, this playful, energetic story will have young children leaping into action. When a sunny day at the beach turns stormy, a little girl runs for cover. Her daddy and brothers are wild in the wind and lightning, and her poppy is as loud as thunder. They fill the house with stamping and crashing while Granny plays piano to their riotous thunderstorm dancing. . . until the storm passes and they all fall down. Then, in the stillness, the girl is ready to play. What will she be, now that the rain has stopped and there’s a glimmer of sunlight? Katrina Germein is an early childhood teacher and the author of Big Rain Coming and My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. Judy Watson is an illustrator and designer. She has illustrated a number of children’s books, including the Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud series by Frances Watts, and Goodnight Mice! Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781743314593 • May • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Shine A Story About Saying Goodbye Trace Balla A moving picture book to share with young children, and a catalyst for discussing big questions A story for the very young about loss and the everlasting power of love, Shine is a story about saying goodbye. The author wrote it for young children who had lost their father, hoping it would help other families dealing with such a difficult time. A truly comforting story of great love that helps children to talk about the big questions of life. Trace Balla is the author and illustrator of Rivertime. Childrens: Picture Books • 24 Pages • 9 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781743316344 • May $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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Remarkably Rexy Craig Smith “You will not find a more charming, sympathetic or beautifully drawn examination of complete feline (and completely human) self-obsession.” —Shaun Tan Rexy is king of the block until another cat takes his place. A delightful picture book, with hilariously energetic illustrations of cats! Everybody loves Rex. He is the most dazzling cat on Serengeti Street. The school kids who pass by are always impressed by his moves . . . until one day, an interloper threatens to take all the attention away. Craig Smith has illustrated or authored more than 380 children’s titles, yet Remarkably Rexy is the first one he’s written and illustrated. He has collaborated with many of Australia’s best-loved authors, such as Paul Jennings and Doug MacLeod, and has illustrated books including The Big Ball of String, The Boy Who Built the Boat, Heather Fell in the Water, I Was Only Nineteen, and Where Are You, Banana? Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 9781760113940 • May • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Summer Rain

Ros Moriarty Illustrations by Balarinji An early childhood concept book about the seasons—both wet and dry—that also introduces kids to verbs

A joyous serenade of the wet and dry seasons and Australia’s distinctive animals and landscape, Summer Rain is illustrated in full kaleidoscopic glory by Balarinji, Australia’s leading indigenous design studio. Ros Moriarty is a former journalist with Radio Australia in indigenous affairs, women’s issues, and the environment; the founder of a nonprofit organization supporting preliteracy education; and the designer and managing director of Balarinji Studio, Australia’s leading indigenous art and design group. She is the author of Listening to Country, Kangaroos Hop, and Ten Scared Fish. Childrens: Picture Books • 24 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760112110 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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Ten Blue Wrens Elizabeth Honey

“Wrought in the same lively spirit as her Don’t Pat the Wombat! . . . plenty of laughs and drama.” —Publishers Weekly on Fiddleback A playful and original counting book that celebrates special things to love about Australia Children and adults will enjoy this friendly all-Australian counting book with playful rhyming text counting from “one little nipper” to “twelve kelpie legs” to “trillions of stars” and fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge. A warm-hearted book for little children learning to count, it also includes pies, potaroos, and 10 blue wrens. Elizabeth Honey is the author of Don’t Pat the Wombat!, Fiddleback, The Moon in the Man, Not a Nibble, Remote Man, and That’s Not a Daffodil! Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 11 x 8.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781760290511 • Replaces: 9781742377872 • June $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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The Boring Book Vasanti Unka “A remarkable book that exceeds any expectations of its genre. It exhibits the highest quality of design and its presentation is thoroughly original. The story takes delightful unexpected turns that charm afresh with each reading. Small children and older readers alike will be delighted by its subversive touches and entertained by its warmth and fun. The risks taken by the author perfectly illustrate the dangers of being careless with those powerful things—words. For a long time to come, a well-loved companion for readers of all ages is sure to be The Boring Book.” —Judges’ Report, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults An absolutely unique picture book complete with miniature book inserts which is as ingenious as it is delightful Once there was a book that no one ever read. The book was just TOO BORING. One day the words in the book said: “We’re tired of standing still in rows. Let’s have fun instead.” And so they escaped. But what happens when you let WORDS do whatever they want? The words jump into street signs, they leap onto shop signs, they decorate pathways and roadways and ponds. But one day they go too far. The Boring Book explores the importance of books and words in a fun and imaginative way. Children and adults alike will love it. The Boring Book is NOT a boring book. Vasanti Unka is a designer and illustrator based in Auckland. With the The Boring Book, she won the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, the Best Picture Book Category in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the Storylines Notable Book Award. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780143505754 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Penguin Books New Zealand

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Pizza for Pirates Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain Illustrations by Lee Wildish George’s newest adventure, from the team behind Doughnuts for a Dragon, Marshmallows for Martians, and Spaghetti with the Yeti A boy called George had a wonderful plan to search for a real pirate crew. So he packed up a pizza, his favorite feast and rowed across the wide ocean blue. So he sets sail with a cheesy treat to sustain him on his voyage. Join George as his travels as he finds scurrilous sea dogs, marine monsters, and a feathered friend. Adam Guillain is the author of the Bella Balistica series. Charlotte Guillain is the author of such children’s books as Reusing and Recycling, Saving Energy, and Saving Water. Lee Wildish is a children’s illustrator whose titles include The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He was the winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award in 2013. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 10.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781405273619 • April • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

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BOD

Bod’s Dream

Michael Cole and Joanne Cole A tale of daydreaming, with artwork from the original mid-1960s books

Here’s Bod in bed. He’s having a lovely dream. In the dream he’s eating a large bowl of strawberries and cream. Next morning he can think of nothing but strawberries and cream. When he goes out he’s still in a dream about them, and doesn’t look where he’s going. Bod is in a daydream, and he’s thinking so hard about strawberries and cream that he falls down a large hole! Will his friends be able to rescue him? Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 6 • Four-color Interior Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781405275880 • May • $9.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Bod’s Present

Michael Cole and Joanne Cole A new edition of a charming story of friendship and working together, with artwork from the original mid-1960s picture books

Here is Bod, walking in the snow. It’s Christmas Eve, and he’s taking a Christmas present to Aunt Flo. It won’t be easy with all that snow around but Bod makes it through with a little help from an extra special visitor. Michael and Joanne Cole created numerous award-winning children’s TV programs for the BBC, including Bod. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 6 • Four-color Interior Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781405277549 • May • $9.99 Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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SHOUTY ARTHUR

Shouty Arthur #1 Angie Morgan The first in a series in which Shouty Arthur tries his best not to be so shouty, while poor Edith is always trying to teach him to be better “We haven’t seen any wildlife yet, Edith!” shouted Arthur. “That’s because you’re too shouty,” said Edith. “You promised to be quiet.” “Being quiet is very hard,” said Arthur. Shouty Arthur is the LOUDEST and MOST SHOUTIEST boy alive. He wants to go wildlife watching with his sister Edith but he can’t understand why the animals are nowhere to be seen. This hilarious, energetic and quirky book is the first in a series that will have parents and children alike laughing from start to finish. Angie Morgan is a picture book author and illustrator. Her work includes Daisy’s Big Dig. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405266772 • June • $9.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Shouty Arthur at the Seaside #2 Angie Morgan Shouty Arthur shows how shoutiness can actually save the day “I’m a little bit fed up, Edith,” said Arthur. “You said the seaside was brilliant, but it’s not!” “That’s because you’re being too shouty,” said Edith. Shouty Arthur is the LOUDEST and MOST SHOUTIEST boy alive, and he loves adventure. This time, he and his sister are off to the seaside for a day, hopefully full of sealife. But might shouting actually help this time? Angie Morgan is an author and illustrator whose work includes Daisy’s Big Dig. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405266789 • June • $9.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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My Hand Satoshi Kitamura “Satoshi Kitamura has produced some of the most delightful picture books of the last dozen years.” —New York Times “There could be no better way to start than with Kitamura’s wonderful illustrations.” —Observer “The bold, bright, beautiful style of Satoshi Kitamura stands out like a beacon.” —T.E.S. Everyone will high five for hands in this deceptively simple celebration by awarding winner Satoshi Kitamura This is my hand. It can do all sorts of things. Most of the time it does good things, but sometimes. . . Kitamura introduces us to the wonders of something as simple as your hand – it can push, it can pull. It can paint, it can pat. And when your hand has a bad habit, it can pick your nose! Award-winning author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura unfolds a wonderful celebration of the simple hand, also starring a favorite Kitamura character, Boots the cat. Satoshi Kitamura won the Mother Goose Award for Angry Arthur. His other picture books include What’s Wrong with My Hair? and The Yes. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.25 x 8.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781783442881 • May • $16.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

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Dinosaur Disco

Deborah Kelly Illustrations by Daron Parton A tongue-twisting extravaganza of dancing dinosaurs

The dinosaur disco is jumping until the ground shakes and the music stops. Who’s that stomping their way? Are they here for a roar or ready to dance? This is the perfect story to get little ‘saurs and big ones up on their feet and showing off their best moves! Deborah Kelly is the author of The Bouncing Ball and Jam for Nana. Daron Parton is an illustrator who has worked for The Age, GQ, Esquire, New Statesman, Penguin Australia, and Scholastic NZ, among others. He is the illustrator of Alligator in an Anorak. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9780857981363 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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Halibut Jackson David Lucas

“The search for Halibut in David Lucas’ witty and original illustrations is delightfully satisfying.” —Guardian “A charming book about overcoming shyness.” —Observer Halibut Jackson is shy, and always blends into the background—so what happens when, one monumentous day, he is noticed? Halibut Jackson is a very shy person who prefers not to be noticed at all, so he makes himself clothing to match his surroundings. When he is invited to a party at the Palace, he researches hard, and sews quickly—only to discover when he gets there that the party is a garden party. A jeweled suit of silver and gold is definitely going to get noticed. But everyone admires it tremendously, and his world becomes a more interesting, colorful place to be! David Lucas is the author of The Lying Carpet and Whale. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781842703717 • May • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

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ALFIE

Alfie Outdoors Shirley Hughes “Another classic and should be an immediate addition to every child’s library.” —Huffington Post UK “As ever, a quite charming story with the added benefit of showing children the excitement of growing vegetables— and a very special goat to eat the produce! Alfie’s Year in the Garden is an enchanting two page spread which gives lots to discuss about the changing seasons and the fun of being outdoors.” —Parents in Touch A brand new Alfie book celebrating the outside world from master storyteller Shirley Hughes Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie’s. But there are surprises in store. Shirley Hughes has written more than 200 books, creating enduring characters, who have thrilled children and adults alike with their tales of growing up and everyday discovery. Her many awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children’s literature. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781782952657 • July • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Red Fox

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This Is a Circle Christina Krebs

A “name the object” book that gets completely out of hand—and is all the more fun for it This is a wonderfully educational “name the object” book to help young children learn about their environm—Oh. Oh dear. Look at that. I beg your pardon. This is a very silly book about a wild-looking one-eyed bear, a big-bottomed cat, and a pants-wearing fox and the havoc they can wreak with a few simple objects. That sounds like much more fun. Christina Krebs is a children’s author and illustrator. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • 9780857988058 • July • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Whales’ Song

Dylan Sheldon Illustrations by Gary Blythe “Blythe’s paintings are extraordinary. . . . These vibrant panoramas of the sea and of the whales leaping from the moonlit water possess a rare luminosity and beauty that should not be missed.” —Publishers Weekly A Kate Greenaway Award-winning classic—poetic, mysterious, and hauntingly beautiful

Lilly listens as her grandmother tells of the whales she loved as a child—how she’d wait by the sea with a special gift, until finally they came, with a gift of their own. The whales fill Lilly’s dreams. She believes they will come to her, if only she can show them how to find her. The poetic text is illuminated by breathtaking oil paintings. Dyan Sheldon’s New York Times-bestselling novel Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen was made into a Disney movie. Originally from Brooklyn, she lives in London. Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. The Whales’ Song published in 1990, was his first picture book. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 11.25 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780099737605 • Replaces: 9780140559972 • May • $9.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Red Fox

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It So Happens Finzo

While out bear hunting, Algernon meets a fish-riding rabbit, a mountain of people transformed into stools, the witch who made them that way, and a rather convenient doctor It So Happens is picture book like no other. When Algernon impulsively decides to go on an adventure, he quickly finds himself in the middle of one wacky situation after another. But when Algernon eventually encounters a Swiss Witch with a bizarre appetite for travelers, the fallout is unpredictable. Filled with surreal humor and absurdity, It So Happens will take you on a rollicking ride of fun. Finzo is a French author and illustrator. Childrens: Picture Books • 68 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9780994289506 May • $17.99 (Can $21.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Berbay Publishing

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Pussycat Pussycat Purrfect Nursery Rhymes Donovan Bixley Following Little Bo Peep and More, Donovan Bixley now turns his attention to cats Pussycat Pussycat includes four nursery rhymes about cats. Here are “Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat,” “Two Little Kittens,” “Hey Diddle Diddle,” and “The Owl and the Pussycat” as you’ve never seen them, with Donovan’s beautiful, vibrant, amusing illustrations. Fun for the kids, and fun for the adults! Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and designer. He has illustrated more than 100 stories, including the bestselling children’s book Old Macdonald’s Farm and The Wheels on the Bus. He has also written and illustrated half a dozen books of his own, including Faithfully Mozart. Childrens: Picture Books • 24 Pages • 11 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9781927262283 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Upstart Press

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First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure David Hill Illustrations by Phoebe Morris Brings the famous mountaineer’s amazing climb alive Up on the world’s highest mountain, the sky is tinged the black color of space and the air is almost too thin to breathe. How did Ed, a small, shy boy from a tiny New Zealand town, grow up to become the world’s most famous mountaineer and adventurer? How did he climb Everest and do many other astonishing things? This exceptional picture book tells Sir Ed’s story—a story of courage, skill and determination, and an inspiration to anyone who dreams of reaching the top. David Hill is the author of the award-winning My Brother’s War. Phoebe Morris is a debut children’s illustrator. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Nonfiction • 32 Pages • 9.75 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–10 • Grades Pre-K–5 • 9780143506874 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Penguin Books New Zealand

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That’s What Wings Are For Patrick Guest Illustrations by Daniella Germain

A truly touching story inspired by children who have special needs, and the many ways they are strong and amazing There are three things that all respectable dragons need: strong wings for flying, strong lungs for breathing fire, and strong, shiny scales to guard them from the dragon slayers. But Bluey the Dragon has none of these things. Even so, Bluey has other abilities, some of them truly wonderful—if only he can work out what they are! That’s What Wings Are For is a touching fable about discovering that thing that you do the best, and finding a way to do it. Patrick Guest was inspired to write That’s What Wings Are For when his son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystropy. This is his first picture book. Daniella Germain is the illustrator of Snap! Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781742978291 • May • $17.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

Dancing with Grandma

Rosemary Mastnak Illustrations by Rosemary Mastnak A beautiful new picture book that captures the special and playful bond between grandmothers and their granddaughters—now in paperback

When little Anya dresses up, she and her Grandma dance their way around the house. This enchanting story full of warmth and joy captures those precious, playful moments that bond children and their grandparents. Rosemary Mastnak is a watercolor artist, a grandmother, and the author of Cooking with Grandma. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 12 x 9.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760126186 • Replaces: 9781921288906 • May • $9.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Little Hare Books

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The Eagle Inside Jack Manning Bancroft Illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft A timeless fable about difference, belonging and courage that will inspire children to have faith in their inner strength The smallest bird at school, Jimmy feels certain he will never fit in. But Eagle reminds him that being small isn’t necessarily a weakness, and that being different can also be a strength. This book is loosely based on the author’s university experience of feeling he would never fit in, yet being mentored by a teacher who encouraged him to focus on his inner strength, rather than race or class. This book is a landmark collaboration between two powerhouses of the Indigenous community of Sydney—artist, activist and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft and her son Jack Manning Bancroft, who is CEO of Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and has been listed among Sydney’s Top 100 Most Influential People. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781742974699 • June • $17.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

Why I Love Australia Bronwyn Bancroft Illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft Now in paperback, a glorious book that explores renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft’s reverence and love for the vast and varied awe-inspiring landscapes of Australia In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses both images and words to explore the beauty of the Australian continent and to express the depth of her feelings about it. It is a unique showcase of reverence for landscape—from the coast and the outback to the cities and plains, and from barren deserts to lush rainforests, Australia is undoubtedly a place of unrivalled beauty that is captured perfectly in this book. Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer and the illustrator of An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals; An Australian ABC of Animals; Malu Kangaroo; Patterns of Australia; Possum and Wattle; and Sun Mother Wakes the World. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781760125127 • Replaces: 9781921894053 • June $11.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Little Hare Books

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Wendel and the Robots Chris Riddell “Fuses a gently twisted sensibility with his trademark finely wrought pen work. . . . Super fun, with tons to look at and a helpful but understated message . . . ideal for solo readings, where the intricacies of the artwork can be fully appreciated.” —Booklist Crazy inventions, mad robots, and a stupendous battle, with a simple environmental message tucked inside If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Previously titled Wendel’s Workshop. Chris Riddell is the author of Alienography, Mr Underbed, and the Edge Chronicles. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 5.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • 9781509813742 • Replaces: 9780061449307 • April • $9.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

The Emperor of Absurdia Chris Riddell “[A] dreamy, sumptuous, highly charged fantasy . . . wonderful storytelling with intricate, pleasing illustrations rendered in a classical style.” —Booklist A gloriously rich and beautiful picture book in a small gift hardcover Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons—and amazing adventure. Chris Riddell is the author of The Da Vinci Cod and Other Illustrations for Unwritten Books, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, and the Edge Chronicles, which includes Beyond the Deep Woods. He is the UK Children’s Laureate 2015-2017. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 5.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • 9781509813735 • May • $11.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Also available as Paperback Picture Book (9781447235354) $8.99• Rights: US Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

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Cinderella’s (Not So) Ugly Sisters The TRUE Fairytale! Gillian Shields Illustrations by Berengere Delaporte You know the fairytale, now read the real story Winifred and Prudence are kind and sweet—unlike their step-sister, Cinder-Ella. She is horrible! She’ll do anything to get her own way, and even orders a spell to make her sisters really ugly. But spells don’t last forever, so maybe Win and Pru will get a happy ending after all. This funny retelling of the fairytale classic is a must for all Cinderella fans. Gillian Shields has written many picture and fiction books for children of all ages, including Amber’s First Clue, Betrayal, and Immortal. Berengere Delaporte has illustrated more than 30 books for children, including Superfab Saves the Day, and is the author of My Beastly Book of Twisted Tales. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405021623 • April • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

The Flying Bath Julia Donaldson Illustrations by David Roberts Fly across the world with this fantastically exciting picture book When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency. The simple rhyming speech-bubble text is great to read aloud, and perfect for developing reading confidence. Richly detailed, sumptuous artwork completes this irresistible book for young readers. Julia Donaldson is the author of the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 60 languages. David Roberts is the award-winning illustrator the Dirty Bertie series. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 11.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781447277118 • May • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Also available as Trade Paper and CD (9781447298786) $14.99• Rights: US Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

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Fairy House Sally Barton Told entirely in pictures, this story of a trio of fairies living in a hedge is sure to delight any child interested in the little folk Have you ever heard a rustle in a bush? Perhaps you were too busy to stop and peer inside? But if you did, you might have discovered a secret fairy house—a hidden world that comes alive while you sleep. This wordless story about fairies is told entirely through Sally Barton’s beautiful illustrations and makes readers think about their position in the world. Ignored by passers by, the reader is drawn through a hole in the hedge and into an enchanted world within. And whether you believe in fairies or not, there’s a hidden, magical world of animals, birds, and nature that does exist. Sally Barton is an illustrator, visualizer, and storyboard artist. Childrens: Picture Books • 24 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781907432194 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Hogs Back Books

Sniff

Lynne Hudson Join Scruffy as sniffs at the world around him, searching for the blanket that smells just like him

Sometimes the things you own become a part of you, and that’s how Scruffy feels about his blanket. So when it goes missing, this loveable little dog sets out on a very smelly journey to sniff it out. Lynne Hudson is an author and illustrator. Childrens: Picture Books • 24 Pages • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781907432187 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Hogs Back Books

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Tamara Small and the Monsters’ Ball Giles Paley-Phillips Illustrations by Gabriele Antonini Tamara Small is whisked away in the dead of night—to the annual monster’s ball! On a windy night Tamara lies awake in bed, when she hears a noise outside her room. Suddenly she is whisked away by a hairy arm and taken to the village hall! Luckily it is just the monsters from her neighborhood inviting her to their ball. She has fun dancing with all the monsters before being sent back home with a lovely slice of slime cake! Giles Paley-Phillips is an award-winning author whose work includes There’s a Lion in My Bathroom and Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs. Gabriele Antonini is an children’s illustrator. They previously collaborated on The Fearsome Beastie. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–4 • 9781848861756 • August • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

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The Granimal

Christian Alexander Illustrations by Tanya Fenton An early reader tale about a group of unique animals who happen upon an egg about to hatch—but with what?

There was a great deal of argument about who had first found the egg. Pongo, of course, claimed he’d discovered it on his way to wash in the stream, but the others didn’t believe him as the egg was found in winter and everyone knew Pongo didn’t wash much when it was cold. Deep in a forest lies Pug’s Hole—home to a group of peculiar and opinionated creatures, who like nothing better than to eat, sleep and ponder over the world around them. And what could provide something better to think about than the arrival of a mysterious, large, pink egg? Who or what will hatch out of it and what adventures will result? Childrens: Fiction • 155 Pages • 5 x 8 • 9 Color Illustrations, 100 B/W Illustrations Ages 3 to 8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • 9781907432224 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Hogs Back Books

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SWIFTS Stories in 500 words, to build the confidence of early readers.

The King of Kites Judith Heneghan Illustrations by Laure Fournier Anil is known in the village for his beautiful kites—will it be a celebration without them? When Anil hears about a big wedding in the village, he decides to make 12 kites to fly in honor of the bride. But Anil’s mother is making clothes for the special day and she needs Anil’s help, and all of his ribbons and sequins too. How can there be a wedding without kites? Judith Heneghan has written 50 non-fiction books for children, as well as feature articles, novels and shorter fiction for children. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 9781783221646 • Replaces: 9780237538866 • May $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

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ROBINS Robins is a great series of books made up of real stories with a beginning, a middle and an end, and turn-the-page appeal. The stories don’t exceed 50 words, and are ideal for first readers, covering a range of genres to support literacy requirements at foundation stage. These include humorous stories, fantasy stories, rhyming stories and stories from a range of cultures. Bright and fun to read, this series will be loved by all children!

Countdown! Kay Woodward

10, 9, 8—countdown to bedtime with this early reader picture book Countdown to bedtime has begun, but every astronaut has to prepare. Moon boots, space costume, co-pilot. Kay Woodward is known for writing the bestselling Flower Fairies books. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781783224623 • Replaces: 9780769641751 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Hattie the Dancing Hippo Jillian Powell Watch Hattie find the one dance she’s the best at, in this early reader picture book Hattie is a hippo with one thing on her mind—learning to dance. She’s eager to learn, but what dance can she do? Maybe poor Hattie was never meant to be a dancer. Jillian Powell is the author of Tall Tilly. Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781783224630 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Mr Bickle and the Ghost Stella Gurney Illustrations by Silvia Raga Mr. Bickle hates his ghost! But might he feel differently if the ghost were gone? Mr. Bickle lives alone, apart from an unwanted guest . . . or is this guest really wanted after all? Stella Gurney has worked in children’s publishing as both a copywriter and an editor and now writes full time. Silvia Raga is an illustrator and graphic designer. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781783224722 • Replaces: 9781607542605 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Undersea Adventure

Paul Harrison Illustrations by Barabara Nascimbeni An adventure in the ocean, and safely back to land, in this early reader picture book

Come and see what is down beneath the waves. Whose eye is that, and what is in the box? The sea is a beautiful place, but it has some things that you need to be careful with—better get back to the beach! Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. Barbara Nascimbeni has worked internationally as a children’s book illustrator. Childrens: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781783224661 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

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Night Raider Marie-Louise Jensen A gripping adventure story set in Viking times, with historical facts woven into the fast moving plot In this gripping dual narrative adventure story set in Viking times, Astrid and Finn battle against suspicion as their carefully tended livestock continue to disappear. Will they succeed in finding and stopping the secret night raider? And who or what will it turn out to be? Marie-Louise Jensen is the author of Between Two Seas and The Lady in the Tower, which were shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Childrens: Fiction • 88 Pages • 6 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • 9781783225453 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books/Fiction Express

Sand Witch

Tommy Donbavand Chris and Ella unearth a witch while playing on the beach - and if they don’t help her lift the curse she’s under, she’ll take their little brother

When twins Chris and Ella are left to look after their younger brother on a deserted beach, they expect everything to be normal and boring. But then something extraordinary happens! Will the Sand Witch succeed in passing on her sandy curse in this exciting adventure? Tommy Donbavand is the author of the very succesful Scream Street series, which includes Blood of the Witch and Fang of the Vampire. Childrens: Fiction • 72 Pages • 6 x 8 • Ages 6–10 • Grades 1–5 • 9781783225446 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books/Fiction Express

Shadow People Sharon Gosling

Alex doesn’t know why only he can see the strange shadows haunting the streets, until a nighttime knock at the door reveals the shocking truth behind his visions Alex is an ordinary boy who keeps seeing weird things. They look like people, only they’re not really there. But somehow, Alex knows they’re not ghosts. It’s when he meets a girl who also claims to be able to see the shadow people that Alex’s adventure really begins. Just where will Sasha and her friend Zhou take Alex, and will they find out who the shadow people really are? Sharon Gosling is the author of the Remy Brunel series, which includes Diamond Thief, The Ruby Airship, and Remy Brunel and the Circus Horse. Childrens: Fiction • 88 Pages • 6 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • 9781783225460 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books/Fiction Express

Snaffles The Cat Burgler Cavan Scott

Thief extraordinaire Snaffles, along with his faithful - if slow-witted - assistant Bonehead, are on a top-secret mission to find Prime Minister’s kidnapped pet mouse When notorious feline felon Snaffles and his dim canine sidekick Bonehead are caught redpawed trying to steal the Sensational Salmon of Sumatra, not everything is what it seems. Their capture leads them on a top secret mission for the Ministry of Secret Shenanigans. Cavan Scott is the author of many media tie-in books, including Who-ology and The Official Quotable Doctor Who as well as Skylanders Universe: The Machine of Doom. Childrens: Fiction • 72 Pages • 6 x 8 • Ages 6–10 • Grades 1–5 • 9781783225439 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books/Fiction Express

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Under the Sea

Sue Mayfield Illustrations by Sue Hendra Three mini fun and engaging stories about under-the-sea creatures

Wobbly Jellyfish, Prickly Sea Urchin, and Fabulous Fish each tackle challenges that can make it difficult to make friends, and demonstrate that each challenge can be happily overcome. Sue Mayfield is the author of Drowning Anna, Shoot!, and First Steps Through Bereavement. Sue Hendra has illustrated and written more than 60 books for children including Barry the Fish with Fingers, Wanda and the Alien, and Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282307 • June • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Space Saver

Kate Agnew Illustrations by Frances Castle A great space-age adventure on the far side of the moon

Things are going badly at Mission Control. On the far side of the moon, a wheel has fallen off the spy-camera’s Moon Buggy and the astronauts can’t fix it. It’s up to Ben to blast into space and save the day. This tale of space, rescue missions, and family is sure to entrance all beginner readers with its humor and illustrations. Kate Agnew is the co-owner of a children’s bookshop and a contributor to 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Frances Castle is an illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282130 • June • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Dilly and the Birthday Treat Tony Bradman Illustrations by Susan Hellard

“A good choice for children ready for simple stories.” —Booklist A funny story about one very naughty little dinosaur It’s Dad’s birthday and Dorla has already got him a present. Dilly has nothing to give him. Tony Bradman’s previous titles include Daddy’s Lullaby and the After Happily Ever After series. Susan Hellard is the illustrator of Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles, Princesses Are Not Perfect, and Princesses Are Not Quitters. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405282109 Replaces: 9781405253031 • July • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Dinosaur Disasters

Kate Agnew Illustrations by Anna Jones Sam and Rosa have a fun day of activities involving dinosaurs—until suddenly there’s a dino-sized problem!

Sam and his little sister Rosa are having a dinosaur day with dad. They see the skeletons at the museum, draw dinosaurs at home, and make dinosaur cookies. Everything seems to be going great, but there’s always a sudden dinosaur disaster about to happen! Kate Agnew is a children’s bookseller and the author of several books for young readers, including Love and Longing and Shout, Show and Tell. Anna Jones is a professional illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405282284 Replaces: 9781405247788 • July • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Big Red Balloon Anne Fine Illustrations by Kate Pankhurst A charming school story starring a child in a wheelchair Pip’s class is sending big red balloons off to celebrate their school’s 100th anniversary. Pip’s flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! Anne Fine is a former Children’s Laureate of the UK and the author of more than 50 titles for children. Kate Pankhurst has illustrated books by Judy Blume, Ian Whybrow, Steve Hartley, and Marjorie Newman. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405282123 Replaces: 9781405254335 • July • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Frogs Do Not Like Dragons Patricia Forde Illustrations by Joëlle Dreidemy Lola is locked in the bathroom, held hostage by a mean witch and a scary dragon; how will she ever get out? Natalie’s sister Lola has locked herself in the bathroom and won’t come out. She’s been caught by a witch and a dragon, and they are keeping her prisoner! If the police, the firemen, and her family can’t get Lola out of the bathroom, who can? Patricia Forde is the author of The King’s Secret. Joëlle Dreidemy is the illustrator of The Lamb Who Came for Dinner, Smelly Peter, and The Witch with a Twitch. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282062 • August • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Hedgehogs Do Not Like Heights Patricia Forde Illustrations by Joëlle Dreidemy The funny, magical sequel to Frogs Do Not Like Dragons Natalie’s sister Lola has climbed a tree and will not come down. She says she’s at the wedding of Fizzy Izzy the tooth fairy and Solomon the spider. Then Grim the goblin starts throwing acorns, and turns poor Fizzy Izzy into a hedgehog—and hedgehogs don’t like heights. Luckily a friendly witch has a handy spell up her sleeve. Patricia Forde and Joëlle Dreidemy previously collaborated on Frogs Do Not Like Dragons. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282116 • August • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Alfie’s Great Escape Kate Irwin Illustrations by Clare Elsom A wacky story about a baboon who escapes from his safari park and crashes a party Baboons can be so mean! When Alfie the baboon falls out with his best friend, Alfie thinks he’d be better off living with humans. After all, they’re never mean and they never argue. Or do they? Children will respond to the mixture of mischief and mayhem, but the story also emphasizes the need to be a good friend and to make up after falling out. Kate Irwin is a debut author. Clare Elsom is the illustrator of the Zak Zoo series. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405282178 Replaces: 9781405262125 • July • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Snakes and Ladders

Michael Morpurgo Illustrations by Shahar Kober A timeless anti-bullying story by the author of the bestseller War Horse

At school she’s called “Weedy Wendy”—but Wendy isn’t afraid of Slinky, Grandad’s snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him. This funny, warm story doubles as an introduction to chapter books. Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of more than 40 books. Shahar Kober is an award winning illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282345 • June • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Polly and the Pirates

Tony Bradman Illustrations by James Davies A fun, rollicking story about an unlikely pirate family

When their pirate crew cast them adrift on the ocean wave, it looks like certain death for Caleb, Annie, and their baby daughter Polly. Against all odds, they make it to land and find a new home, but Polly can’t seem to settle into normal life. When Polly’s class comes under attack from pirates on a school trip, she finally discovers what she is destined to be! Tony Bradman is the author of Daddy’s Lullaby, The Magnificent Mummies, and The Perfect Baby, and the editor of My Dad’s a Punk. James Davies is an illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282499 • June • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Flora the Fairy’s Magic Spells Tony Bradman Illustrations by Emma Carlow

Flora is very nervous about her upcoming magic test. Can her family help her? Flora the Fairy’s class has one day to learn how to change the class dragon, Smoky, into something else and then back again. But Flora can’t remember the words of the spell. Luckily, Flora’s parents and grandparents offer great advice, helping her to pass the test. Tony Bradman is the author of Daddy’s Lullaby and the After Happily Ever After series. Emma Carlow is the coauthor of the Kitty Princess series and the author of the Masks series. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282277 • August • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Storm

Kevin Crossley-Holland Illustrations by Alan Marks Winner of the Carnegie Medal

Annie lives with her elderly parents in a remote cottage. One night with the phone lines down, she must overcome her fear of the ghost who is said to haunt the area, and brave the storm alone. Who is the mysterious horseman who helps her out? Kevin Crossley-Holland is an award-winning poet and author of children’s books. His Arthur trilogy was translated into 23 languages, and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. Alan Marks has illustrated books for Kevin Crossley-Holland and Jane Goodall. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282369 • June • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Friday Surprise Anne Fine Illustrations by Helen Flook What happens when Bryce turns the tables on all the adults? Bryce is fed up with tests. So far this week he’s had a spelling test, a swimming test, and even a test on his bike. So, on Friday, Bryce decides to surprise the adults with his own test. Anne Fine is a former Children’s Laureate of the UK and the author of more than 50 titles for children. She won the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Award twice. Helen Flook is a children’s illustrator Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282468 • August • $7.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Dragon Magic Pippa Goodhart Illustrations by Lesley Danson The dragons Huff and Puff help Jess and her father build a big new gate for their village, but then Puff gets sick. Can Jess help save her? Jess and her father have a dragon named Huff who helps heat their forge. When the King charges Jess’s father with making a strong town gate, they get a new dragon who they call Puff. The dragons work day and night, but Puff becomes ill. Can Jess learns to heal a dragon? Pippa Goodhart is the author of Three Little Ghosties. Lesley Danson is the author of Fairy Snap. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282444 • July • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

The Terrible Time Without Tilly Hilary McKay Illustrations by Kimberley Scott “Whimsical ending that comes full circle will bring comfort and smiles.” —Booklist A warm, funny new story from the author of Indigo’s Star and Saffy’s Angel Tilly never has time to tidy her messy bedroom because she is always too busy helping other people. So when she leaves home to visit her far-flung relatives, how will her family cope without her? Hilary McKay is the bestselling author of the Casson Family series. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405282482 • June • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Colly’s Barn Michael Morpurgo Illustrations by Ian Andrew “A good choice for fluent early readers transitioning to chapter books.” —School Library Journal A beautifully crafted tale from the master storyteller Annie’s father is going to knock down the old barn. What will happen to Colly the swallow and all the other birds that nest there? Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of more than 40 books. Ian Andrew is the illustrator of The Boat. Childrens: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405282536 Replaces: 9781405202558 • July • $7.99 • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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DAISY AND DADDY STORY BOOKS

Let’s Go to the Beach! #1 Markus Majaluoma The first in a series of books about a father and daughter’s daily adventures Daisy and Daddy spend a day at the beach, where many wonders await them: fish, crabs and ladies with flowery hats. The sand on the beach is so lovely, they might even take some with them on the journey home. With fathers spending more time in charge of their children, these tales give an authentic and humorous picture of the daily adventures they can face together. The strong narrative and detailed illustrations make this series perfect for reading aloud and enjoying over and over, as the many little jokes in the pictures reveal themselves. Charming and intelligent, this title nurtures the values of childhood and recognizes that it is through the small, everyday events that parent and child bond. Markus Majaluoma is a children’s author whose books have sold more than 70,000 copies in his native Finland, and have been translated into several languages. Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 5.75 x 8.25 • 16 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780992805043 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Pikku Publishing

Let’s Read a Story! #2 Markus Majaluoma The second adventure of Daisy and Daddy takes place right at home At the end of the day, a story is calming for children and adults alike. Daisy and Daddy start by choosing a book. What should they read? Where does the tale lead them? Daisy has her own favorite, and a wonderful journey begins. Markus Majaluoma is a very successful and established Finnish children’s author and illustrator with a distinctive, humorous style rendered in subtle colors and detailed artwork. His books have sold more than 70,000 copies in his native Finland, and have been translated into several languages. His strong narratives and illustrations make his books enduring and intelligent books for little ones. Childrens: Fiction • 32 Pages • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780992805036 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Pikku Publishing

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Hop, Frog! Short Vowel Adventures Molly Coxe From an award-winning author and illustrator comes a phonics book that focuses on short “o” sound words. Find out what happens when Frogs puts his friends first in this fifth “Short Vowel Adventure” from BraveMouse Books. Hop, Frog! completes the set, so teachers, libraries, and children can now enjoy a book for each “short” vowel sound. The delightful, heartfelt stories will help turn children into readers for life. Molly Coxe is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books have sold a total of more than 2 million copies. She is the creative director of Brave Mouse Books. She lives in Ojai, California. Childrens: Fiction/Childrens: Education Resource 40 Pages • 6 x 9 • 20 Color Photos, Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781940947334 • April $3.99 (Can $4.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World Brave Mouse Books

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 2 The Caramel Tree Readers Level 2 is a series of leveled readers for children with ages 5 to 7. It offers a range of classic fairy tale adaptations with 500 to 700 words, Lexile measures of 200L to 500L, and detailed illustrations that provide picture clues to help with fledgling independent reading.

The Blanket Judy Rubin Carlito comes up with a creative solution to help out his grandfather When Carlito’s parents buy a new TV, Grandpa must move to the shed to make room for the TV in the house. As winter sets in, Carlito is worried that Grandpa will be cold in the shed that has holes in its roof. Soon, Carlito comes up with a plan that surprises everyone. Judy Rubin has worked as a language arts teacher (including classes in language acquisition for English learners), a storyteller, and a library media teacher from middle school to college levels. Judy has also provided district level teacher training in storytelling and creative writing techniques. Judy lives in Downey, CA. Childrens: Fiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 40 Pages • 6 x 8.5 20 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781987885033 June • $4.99 (Can $5.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

Shut the Door Katherine Rawson An argument between two sisters leads to comical results Patience and Grace are two hardworking sisters. At the end of a long day’s work, the sisters sit down to eat but forget to shut the door. Neither sister wants to stand up to shut the door and their silly stubbornness results in very funny outcomes. Katherine Rawson is a freelance writer for the education market. She has a master of arts in teaching with a specialty in ESL and bilingual education, and more than 20 years of experience working with students of all ages. She lives in White River Junction, Vermont. Childrens: Folklore/Childrens: Education Resource • 40 Pages • 6 x 8.5 20 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781987885019 June • $4.99 (Can $5.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

The Tug of War Jenny Moore Find out why the turtle hides inside his shell in this intergenerational tale Ashon sees a turtle and asks his grandfather why the turtle hides in his shell. As Grandfather tells the story of the clever turtle, who wanted to be friends with the elephant and hippo, Ashon finds the answer to his question and gains a new respect for the small, shy creature. Jenny Moore has had her work appeared in such magazines as Cricket, Spacesports & Spidersilk, and Teach Kids. She lives in Joseph, Oregon. Childrens: Fiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 40 Pages • 6 x 8.5 20 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781987885026 June • $4.99 (Can $5.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

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Bella and the Wandering House Meg McKinlay Bella is very surprised one morning to discover her house has moved in the night. Her parents are too busy to notice, but even they can’t pretend it’s not happening when they wake up a few days later to find their house on the banks of a lake. Night after night, the house moves and the family wakes to a new location. When Bella realises that her room at the top of the house is built from Grandpa’s old boat, she finally knows what the house is looking for. It seeks the sea. So Bella dons the captain’s hat her Grandpa has given her and guides the house safely to the shore, where finally they are home. Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children’s writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. She is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, where she has taught Australian Literature, Japanese, and Creative Writing. Childrens: Fiction • 120 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781925162301 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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At My Door Deb Fitzpatrick What happens when a little girl is left on Poppy’s doorstep late at night? Deliveries do not come late on a school night. They don’t come in a speeding car. And they don’t cry. When Poppy Campbell’s dad opens the front door to find a small, very distressed child clinging to a green blanket, the family try their hardest to do the right thing. They make the little girl comfortable, call the police, and look after her while the authorities search for her family. Deb Fitzpatrick lives and works in Fremantle, as a freelance editor and writer. Deb wrote 90 packets of instant noodles while living in a shack in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, and Have you seen Ally Queen? while backpacking through South America. Deb has a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from UWA and teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University. Childrens: Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • 10 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781925162707 • June • $9.95 (Can $11.95) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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The Secret Dog

Joe Friedman Illustrations by Tim Archbold A coming-of-age story of a boy and a rescued dog that must be kept under wraps

After the death of his mother, Josh goes to live with his uncle Calum, who has a farm on a remote island. Uprooted and lonely, 11-year-old Josh finds a tiny Border Collie pup left to drown in the river and decides to look after her and keep her as his own. But money is scarce; a dog that can’t earn its keep on the farm would not be welcomed by Calum, so Josh must raise his new friend, Reggae, in secret. Josh decides he will train her for the annual gathering of wild sheep. But can Reggae learn to be a proper sheep dog in under a year? All is going well until someone discovers Josh’s secret and will stop at nothing to ruin their chances. Joe Friedman was born in Chicago and has lived in London for many years, where he divides his time between writing and practicing psychotherapy. He is author of the children’s series Boobela and Worm. Tim Archbold is a children’s book illustrator whose works include Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles, Circle of Doom, The One That Got Away, and Sam and the Griswalds. Childrens: Fiction • 208 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781780272870 • April $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US, Canada & China • Birlinn Ltd/Birlinn

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J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan The Graphic Novel J. M. Barrie Illustrations by Stephen White A graphic novel retelling of Peter Pan with artwork from locations that inspired Barrie’s original tale In this graphic novel, Stephen White goes back to the very heart of Barrie’s original tale to create a story that is dark, magical, charming and authentic. The stunning illustrations draw on original, authentic features from the locations that inspired Barrie to write his tale including Moat Brae House in Dumfries and the garden where he played as a boy. In choosing the format of a graphic novel for this retelling, Stephen White has created a new and exciting version of Peter Pan that is like nothing that has been done before. Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. Stephen White (‘Stref’) is an Edinburgh-based illustrator, writer, and comic book artist. His first graphic novel, MILK+ was published in 2010 and was followed by Raising Amy in 2011. He also illustrated The Tattoo Fox written by Alasdair Hutton. Childrens: Graphic Novels/Childrens: Classics • 96 Pages • 11.75 x 16.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781780272900 • June $19.95 (Can $23.95) • Cloth • Rights: US, Canada & China • Birlinn Ltd/Birlinn

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The Secret Case of the Space Station Stowaways Pat Monteith Something bad is about to happen on the International Space Station Mae and Clinton’s teenage mentor from the future, Selectra Volt, can only give them vague hints about what will occur. Their time travel takes them to visit space historian Steven Dick, ancient Chinese admiral Zheng He, Isaac Newton, Wernher von Braun, astronaut Sunita Williams, space sickness scholar Suzanne Nooij, and astronaut and asteroid scholar Ed Lu. When they learn that the malicious Dr. Gravitium is hunting asteroids, they have to come up with a plan and visit the space station to try and stop him before he destroys one, or maybe two, worlds. Pat Monteith is a longtime fan of space travel. She is certified to handle moon rocks. Formerly, she ran a public radio station that featured folk music. This is her first book for children. She lives in Brockton, MA. Childrens: Fiction/Science • 168 Pages • 6 x 8.25 • 12 Color Illustrations • Ages 9–12 Grades 4 to 8 • 9781943431182 • April • $9.95 (Can $11.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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Malice in Ovenland Vol. #1 Micheline Hess Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, Lily finds her way to a fantasy world through a messy kitchen appliance Lily Brown is a bright, curious, energetic young girl from Queens, New York. When her mom forces her to stay home for the summer and do chores, Lily fumes. Little did she know that the greasy oven in the kitchen was going to give her more excitement and adventure than she could possibly handle. Born and raised in NYC, Micheline Hess does design at a prominent ad agency in Chelsea and spends her spare time developing graphic novels, short stories, and interactive iBooks for kids. She has always been fascinated by the visual narrative in books and film and is constantly endeavoring to weave her own sense of humorous story-telling into both her personal and sometimes professional work. She lives in New York City. Childrens: Graphic Novels/Childrens: Fiction • 90 Pages • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9780996769228 • June • $14.95 (Can $17.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Rosarium Publishing

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OMG... I Did It Again?! Talia Aikens-Nuñez “This fast-paced, humorous book is a fun read.” —Susan Heim, parenting editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul April Appleton wakes up to quite the sight: a herd of elephants marching down her street! She realizes that her powers of witchcraft have done it again. With her friends, Grace and Eve, April must figure out how the elephants got to her town in the first place and then how to get them back home. But with elephants playing in the neighbor’s pool, sitting on cars and eating everyone’s trees, how will they do it? Early readers will delight in the misadventures of this reluctant witch and her plucky friends as they try to figure out how to use April’s powers to do good in the world. Talia Aikens-Nuñez is the author of the OMG series, including OMG... Am I a Witch?! and OMG... I Did It Again?! She and her husband live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter and son. Childrens: Fiction • 96 Pages • 5.25 x 8 • 19 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781771680349 • May • $8.95 (Can $10.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: World Central Avenue Publishing

StarMark Katherine Hetzel Fast-paced fantasy set in a world of danger and intrigue After Irvana’s grandmother dies in their remote clifftop home, Irvana must travel to Koltarn. Alone in a strange city, Irvana finds employment at the palace, home of Lord Terenz, current overlord and bearer of the StarMark. Suddenly immersed in palace life, Irvana makes a friend in fellow-servant Rosann, and there is a spark between her and the lively Mikal, Terenz’s ward. But when Terenz discovers that Irvana has something he wants, her life is suddenly in danger. Katherine Hetzel enjoys writing short stories for adults and has been published in several anthologies. She lives in the heart of the UK with her husband and two teenaged children. Childrens: Fiction • 220 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781943837021 May • $13.95 (Can $16.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Bedazzled Ink Publishing

Melvin Invents Music Claire Montgomery and Monte Montgomery Find out how music was created in pre-historic times In this hilarious novel, Melvin creates a new thing that he calls “music.” Unfortunately, like most great inventions, other people have trouble embracing and accepting this new pastime. As a result, Melvin is sent to a home for wayward children with similar disabilities. While there, Melvin and his new friends discover they can make something almost magical with the different instruments they’ve created. The only problem is getting everyone else to see how wonderful music can be. Claire and Monte Montgomery have been writing and making music together for about as long as they can remember. Their first novel, Hubert Invents the Wheel, was selected for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet List in 2007. They live in Los Angeles, California. Childrens: Fiction • 248 Pages • 5.25 x 7.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781933767420 April • $8.95 (Can $10.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • CBAY Books

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Seahorse

Bruce Pascoe Written with gentle humor, this adventure story about Jack and his family is reminiscent of the endless summers, azure seas and sandy white beaches of Australia

Jack and his family escape to Seahorse Bay whenever they can. One day, Jack is excited to discover a sunken boat not far off the coast. When he shows his father, they realize it is in pristine condition and decide to take on the challenge of salvaging it. But what is the history behind this mysterious boat? When the boat is finally raised, the adventure begins… Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong man born in Melbourne. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. He has written several books, including short story collections. Childrens: Fiction/Environmental Studies • 110 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781921248931 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation

Sister Heart Sally Morgan “A book for everyone...It is wonderfully entertaining.” —New York Times Book Review “Sad and wise and funny … unbelievably and unexpectedly moving” —Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple A moving novel about the stolen generations of Aboriginal children in Australia A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. Poignantly told from the child’s perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship. This compelling novel about the stolen generations helps teachers sensitively introduce into the classroom one of world’s most confronting histories. Sally Morgan has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation in Australia as an artist and has works in many private and public collections. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 4 x 7.25 • 6 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781925163131 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Cloth Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

Dancing in the Rain Poems for Young People John Lyons A brand new collection of poems for younger readers that travels back to the vivid colors and sounds of the author’s childhood in the Caribbean A breath of Caribbean fresh air, these poems are humorous, beautifully crafted, and perfectly pitched to their audience. These poems are enhanced by 20 illustrations, 3 in full color. A staple of the schools poetry anthology, John Lyon’s poems never fail to stand out for their originality and exuberance. John Lyons was born in Trinidad. He emigrated to the UK many years ago and has established a reputation as a fine poet, a successful artist and an imaginative cook. He is the author of six earlier collections of poetry, including Lure of the Cascadura, Behind the Carnival and Voices from a Silk Cotton Tree and a cookery book, Cook-up in a Trini Kitchen. Childrens: Nonfiction/Poetry • 64 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • 3 Color Illustrations 17 Line Drawings • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781845233013 • June $17.95 (Can $21.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Peepal Tree Press Ltd.

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HARVEY DREW

Harvey Drew and the Bin Men from Outer Space #1 Cas Lester A really rubbish adventure . . . in outer space Harvey Drew is an ordinary 11-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer space. The Toxic Spew is an intergalactic waste disposal ship. The two are on a collision course for chaos! Luckily, leading his rabble crew out of danger isn’t so different from captaining his football team, and it turns out Harvey is just the boy to save the day! Cas Lester worked in children’s television drama with CBBC. She developed and executive produced programs including Jackanory, Muddle Earth, The Magician of Samarkand, Big Kids, and The Story of Tracy Beaker. Childrens: Fiction • 208 Pages • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781471402234 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots #2 Cas Lester Harvey Drew and the Toxic Spew crew return for another out-of-this-world adventure! While on their way to the next garbage pick-up, the crew get word of a stranded cargo ship that happens to be carrying the most valuable substance in the Known Universe, and Beyond—Techno-tium. Thinking they will soon be disgustingly rich, the crew aims their ship towards the treasure. But they don’t bet on running into the most notorious and ruthless pirates around: the Bling Bots from the planet Sy-Boorg! Cas Lester worked in children’s television drama with CBBC. She developed and executive produced programs including Jackanory, Muddle Earth, The Magician of Samarkand, Big Kids, and The Story of Tracy Beaker. Childrens: Fiction • 224 Pages • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781471402487 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Harvey Drew and the Junk Skunks #3 Cas Lester The crew of the Toxic Spew spaceship is back, and in even more trouble than usual It’s chaos once more on the bridge of the Toxic Spew. But this time, the ship’s problems are of a most human nature—they’ve run out of food! Mutiny, cannibalism, and plain old theft are suggested as potential problem-solvers, but Captain Harvey politely requests that the crew buck their ideas up and think of something else. Can Harvey unite his crew? Will Scrummage really eat Yargal if they don’t find some food? And will Harvey EVER get home? Cas Lester worked in children’s television drama with CBBC. She developed and executive produced programs including Jackanory, Muddle Earth, The Magician of Samarkand, Big Kids, and The Story of Tracy Beaker. Childrens: Fiction • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781471403347 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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WRESTLING TROLLS Each Wrestling Trolls story offers two great new adventures, as well as eight full-color pages filled with activities: Draw a Troll, Troll Name Generator, Troll Foods (pretty much just rocks), and more.

Big Rock and the Masked Avenger #1 Jim Eldridge A total troll smack-down wrestle-fest. Just don’t get in the way . . . Jack knows every wrestling move there is to know, and his dreams come true when he’s recruited as a training assistant to Waldo’s Wrestling Trolls. Little does Jack know that he’s actually part troll, and that when his new family is in trouble he morphs into the terrifying Thud! Jim Eldridge is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books. He has also written more than 250 TV and 250 BBC Radio 4 scripts. His television works include The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, and the Sci-Fi series Powers. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Illustrations, 30 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781471401930 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Hunk and Thud #2 Jim Eldridge The second slam-down book in the hilarious Wrestling Trolls series Jack is doing fantastically well as the Wrestling Trolls training coach: Big Rock is winning matches, and the group are on their way to more gold and tasty rocks than they can count. All Jack has to do is keep his alter-ego THUD! under control. With even more smackdowns, tie-clinches, and backwards pinfalls, the second installment of the Wrestling Trolls series has hunky wrestlers with hairy feet, a horde of vile villains, and a little boy with a BIG personality. Jim Eldridge is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books. He has also written more than 250 TV and 250 BBC Radio 4 scripts. His television works include The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, and the Sci-Fi series Powers. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Illustrations, 30 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781471402340 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

The Giant Rumble #3 Jim Eldridge The third slam-down book in the hilarious Wrestling Trolls series Challenged to a Giant Rumble but suffering from a shortfall of wrestlers, Jack and his friends set out to find more participants for their great battle. But what starts as a fun-filled road trip soon becomes an action-packed adventure filled with dangers such as farting Billy Goats, poisonous spiders, and evil servants of the wicked King Nugget. With their new taco-eating, super-bendy, and even transfigurative friends at hand, will the Wrestling Trolls make it back alive—or better yet, to the match? Jim Eldridge is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books. He has also written more than 250 TV and 250 BBC Radio 4 scripts. His television works include The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, and the Sci-Fi series Powers. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Illustrations, 30 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781471402630 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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Thud in Trouble #4 Jim Eldridge The Wrestling Trolls are back in their fourth adventure, facing nasty bullies and vengeful villains Jack, Milo, Robin, and Big Rock are back, and they have a new friend with them too—Blaze, the magical phoenix. As usual, the gang is low on money, so they plan to come together as a family and make some cash by taking on notorious bully Buster Gutt. Unfortunately, Buster is even meaner than they thought. In the second story, villainous Lord Veto tries to break up the Waldo’s Wrestling Trolls family. He plants seeds of doubt in Jack, which sets Milo off, and soon Princess Ava is caught in the middle of two very grumpy boys. Jim Eldridge is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books. He has also written more than 250 TV and 250 BBC Radio 4 scripts. His television works include The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, and the Sci-Fi series Powers. Childrens: Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Illustrations, 30 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781471402654 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Jack Versus Veto #5 Jim Eldridge Rustlers, revenge, and revelations—the Wrestling Trolls family are under attack In the first story of this book, disaster has struck the Wrestling Trolls family. Their grumpy but much-loved friend Robin has been stolen by a nasty band of horse rustlers, and it’s up to the gang to get him back. In the second story, Jack is desperate to get back inside Lord Veto’s castle to rescue a treasured family heirloom left to him by his parents before they died - but he finds a lot more than he bargained for. Jim Eldridge is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books. He has also written more than 250 TV and 250 BBC Radio 4 scripts. His television works include The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, and the Sci-Fi series Powers. Childrens: Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Illustrations, 30 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781471402678 • August • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

The Final Showdown #6 Jim Eldridge The Wrestling Trolls face their ultimate challenge—a fight for the troll kingdom In the first of two stories, Lord Veto has been kidnapped and is being held at the dreaded Mount Doom. Now that Jack knows that his arch enemy is in fact his grandfather, the gang find themselves on the most unexpected mission of all: to save Lord Veto. In the second and final story, the Wrestling Trolls face their most terrifying opponent yet. As the rightful heir to the troll throne, Jack must defeat Massive, the tyrannical troll who claims that he is the High King. In this thrilling final adventure in the Wrestling Trolls series, the gang must pull together—even with their enemies—to fight for the very future of trollkind. Jim Eldridge is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books. He has also written more than 250 TV and 250 BBC Radio 4 scripts. His television works include The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, and the Sci-Fi series Powers. Childrens: Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Illustrations, 30 B/W Illustrations Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781471402692 • August • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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Fright in the Night #3 Lyn Gardner “Laugh-out-loud . . . for kids who enjoy the over-the-top, goofy antics of series like Captain Underpants.” —School Library Journal on The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring The horrible McNasty brothers are after buried treasure Gruesome and Grisly McNasty are sure they know where Captain Syd’s legendary treasure is buried. To keep the villagers away, they scare them into thinking the place is haunted. Lyn Gardner is the author of Into the Woods. Ros Asquith is a cartoonist for the Guardian. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • 150 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848123922 • May • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

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Petbots: The Pet Factor #3 Judy Brown With help from their human friends, the Petbots smuggle in to watch audition for the latest pet-themed TV show—where contestants are being petnapped! Archie the Petbot cat, Sparky the mouse, and Flo the bird may be robots with special hightech skills, but they are obsessed with TV show The Pet Factor—where talented pets compete for top prizes. When auditions for the show come to town, the petbots get their human friends to smuggle them into the studios to watch. But pets tipped for stardom are going missing! And when Archie is pet-napped, how are the others ever going to rescue him? Packed with Petbot pictures by the author herself! Judy Brown is the author of the Pirate Princess series and the Super Soccer Boy series. Childrens: Fiction • 224 Pages • 5 x 8 • 100 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848124318 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

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THE CRYPTIC CASEBOOK OF COCO CARLOMAGNO Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes, and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea pig detectives—Coco Carlomango, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

Quivering Quavers #5 Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrations by Terry Denton Join the pair of guinea pig detectives in their fifth adventure Coco Carlomagno is trying to avert a national disaster. La Bella Cucharita, the highly strung world-famous opera singer, is due to make her return to the stage after an unfortunate nerve-wracking incident—but a strange message has her rattled. Who on earth would send La Bella Cucharita mysterious notes on the eve of such an eagerly awaited performance? Luckily Coco is on the case, and with a little help from his logic-loving cousin Alberta, he can discover just who is behind the quivering quavers. Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of books for older readers. Her previous novels include Abyssinia, The Red Shoe, Theodora’s Gift, and the 2012 CBCA shortlisted The Golden Day. Terry Denton has written and illustrated many books. Childrens: Fiction/Mystery • 96 Pages • 5 x 8 • 65 B/W Illustrations Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9781743319512 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Talkative Tombstone #6 Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrations by Terry Denton The sixth case for the easily startled Buenos Aires Chief of Police and his more sensible cousin, Alberta Coco’s nerves are all a-jangle. Deep in a cemetery in Buenos Aires, the tomb of the famous, much-lamented tango singer Anibal Manzana has everyone baffled. It is talking! Could it be haunted? Luckily Coco has his commonsensical cousin Alberta on hand to help. Can they unravel this ghostly riddle? Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of books for older readers. Her previous novels include Abyssinia, The Red Shoe, Theodora’s Gift, and the 2012 CBCA shortlisted The Golden Day. Terry Denton has written and illustrated many books. Childrens: Fiction/Mystery • 88 Pages • 5 x 8 • 65 B/W Illustrations Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9781743319529 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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CLEMENTINE ROSE

Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency #10 Jacqueline Harvey Will an unexpected emergency ruin Clementine’s party plans? Clementine Rose is counting down the days until her birthday party. But first there’s the school sports carnival to attend and a very special race to run. There’s also the all-important party theme to decide on! Amid all the excitement, Lavender doesn’t seem her usual self. A trip to the vet is in store, and now Clementine has butterflies in her tummy for all the wrong reasons. Will Lavender be able to attend the party? And why Aunt Violet is acting so mysteriously? Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9780857985163 May • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

Clementine Rose and the Special Promise #11 Jacqueline Harvey Join Clementine Rose as she tries to figure out why her new neighbor doesn’t want to be friends Clementine Rose has just found out that her friends, the Rousseau’s, are leaving Penberthy Floss and moving back to France. While she is sad to see Sophie, Jules, Pierre, and Odette go, Clementine is excited about the idea of overseas pen pals and the prospect of new neighbors. When the new family arrives in the village, Clementine is delighted to see they have a daughter exactly her age. The girls meet at school and Clementine is quick to offer the hand of friendship, but it seems that the new girl isn’t interested in making friends. What is making her so unfriendly? And will Clementine be able to find out what’s really going on? Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9780857987860 May • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

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COCO BANJO

Coco Banjo Is Having a Yay Day #1 N. J. Gemmell In this brash new series, Coco Banjo comes to the rescue Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mom’s diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins for friends. Today Coco’s planning a Yay Day of fun on her secret island home in the middle of Sydney Harbour. But wait . . . what’s that Secret Signal? Oh no, Narianna (known as N) is being bullied! Coco sets off for school to rescue her. But when cranky school principal Miss Trample sees Coco’s school uniform (customized, thank you very much), Coco might be in even more trouble than her best friend. How will she get out of this one? N. J. Gemmell is the author of seven novels and four works of non-fiction for adults under her full name, Nikki Gemmell. Her titles for children include The Icicle Illuminarium and The Kensington Reptilarium. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9780857987334 April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

Coco Banjo Has Been Unfriended #2 N. J. Gemmell It’s time for school camp and some spectacular, Coco-licious adventures Two problems could ruin everything at school camp. Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. And worse, Coco’s best friend N wants to join Belle’s group. Has Coco been UNFRIENDED? Can Miss Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help! N. J. Gemmell is the author of seven novels and four works of non-fiction for adults under her full name, Nikki Gemmell. Her titles for children include The Icicle Illuminarium and The Kensington Reptilarium. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9780857987358 April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

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THE ANTI-PRINCESS CLUB

Emily’s Tiara Trouble #1 Samantha Turnbull It’s hard being a 10-year-old girl when everyone wants to turn you into a princess. Welcome to the lives of Bella, Grace, Chloe and Emily Talented 10-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of adults trying to turn them into helpless princesses. When math whiz Emily Martin’s mother enters her in the local beauty pageant, it’s the last straw—the four friends form the Anti-Princess Club, with the motto WE DON’T NEED RESCUING. Samantha Turnbull is a multi-award winning journalist whose writing has been featured in publications including ABC online, the Canberra Times, Daily Telegraph, Northern Star. Samantha decided to get into kids’ fiction when she was browsing the book section of a well-known department store and couldn’t find anything for her daughter that didn’t feature a princess or a fairy. Samantha doesn’t like stories about damsels in distress. She likes to read and write about girls who don’t need rescuing. The Anti-Princess Club books are her debut novels. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781743319840 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Bella’s Backyard Bullies #2 Samantha Turnbull It’s hard being a 10-year-old girl when everyone wants to turn you into a princess. Welcome to the lives of Bella, Grace, Chloe and Emily Talented 10-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of boys who want them to be helpless princesses. Design genius Bella Singh has built a clubhouse in her backyard, where the anti-princesses meet to thumb their noses at the notion that boys are best. But when they receive angry anonymous emails telling them to act like girls or else, followed by sabotage of their beloved clubhouse, it’s clear they have a new mission. Can they unite their awesome talents to beat the bullies? Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781743319857 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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BARRY LOSER

Barry Loser’s Ultimate Book of Keelness! Jim Smith “The review of the eight-year-old boy in our house who devoured it in two days? ‘Can I keep it to give to a friend?’ Best recommendation you can get.” —Observer on I Am Sort of a Loser “This year’s funniest book for seven to 14-year-olds.” —Guardian US, on I Am Still Not a Loser The ultimate book for fans of Barry Loser Packed full of crazy content, including the World Book Day book I am nit a Loser, the short stories “Bunky is a Loser” and “My Dad is a Loser,” editions of the Daily Poo, a Q&A with Jim from his fans and pages of brand-new superkeel drawing guides and activities, Barry fans old and new will love Barry Loser’s Ultimate Book of Keelness. This is the perfect companion to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series. Jim Smith is the author of the Barry Loser series. Childrens: Fiction • 256 Pages • 5 x 7.25 Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405275927 • May • $13.99 Cloth • Rights: US • Egmont UK/Jelly Pie

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The Fastest Boy in the World Elizabeth Laird Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal, the inspiring story of a small Ethiopian runner with a very big heart Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams of being a gold-medal winner like themt. When his grandfather announces he’s going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. His joy increases when he realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be in the city that day. But as Solomon follows his grandfather through the city, he learns something he cannot believe. The strict old man is a war hero who once risked his life to save a friend, and has been in hiding ever since. When grandfather collapses, Solomon must make a 20-mile run to home, his grandfather’s life hanging in the balance. Can he do it? Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of such children’s books as Kiss the Dust, A Little Piece of Ground, and Shahnameh. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times. Childrens: Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781447267171 • April $11.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

The Boy Who Biked the World: Part Three Riding Home through Asia #3 Alastair Humphreys Illustrations by Tom Morgan-Jones Third and final entry in the tale of Tom, a young solo cyclist who travels the world Tom is on the last leg of his journey where he continues to discover strange and amazing sights and meet a host of fun characters. He skids through freezing Siberia, and in Japan shares a steaming hot pool with some surprised monkeys. Based on the author’s personal experiences, this book provides an immersive experience for young adventurers. Alastair Humphreys spent four years cycling around the world, a journey of 46,000 miles across five continents. He is the author of Moods of Future Joys, Ten Lessons from the Road, and Thunder & Sunshine. Tom Morgan-Jones is an award-winning illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • 12 B/W Photos, 15 B/W Illustrations Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781785630088 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Eye Books

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Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories Enid Blyton A reissue of beloved short stories from classic children’s author Enid Blyton Magic and mayhem from one of the world’s best-loved storytellers. Join pixies Rag, Tag and Bobtail, rabbits Flop and Whiskers, the quarrelsome tin soldiers, the little brown pony, the two good fairies and many other loveable characters in this collection of 30 delightful and funny short stories about magical adventures, naughty children and charming animals. Enid Blyton, who died in 1968, is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. She wrote over 700 books, which have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold more than 400 million copies around the world. Her stories of magic, adventure and friendship continue to enchant children the world over. Enid Blyton’s beloved works include The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree and the Adventure series. Childrens: Fiction • 224 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 20 B/W Illustrations Ages 7–10 • Grades 2 to 5 • 9781509810840 • June • $9.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

Not Bad for a Bad Lad Michael Morpurgo Illustrations by Michael Foreman A powerful and inspiring tale of redemption from the author of War Horse “I know a good sort when I see one. That’s why I’ve taken him on. That’s why I took you on.” When a young lad strays into bad behavior and thieving, he soon finds himself in Borstal prison for young men, lonely and without hope. But when Mr. Alfie, who manages the stables, asks him to care for and tame a damaged horse, both are given a second chance. Could this “bad lad’s” skill with horses help him follow his dreams? Michael Morpurgo is an award-winning writer and former children’s laureate best known for his novel War Horse. Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted author. Childrens: Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781848124714 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

Awesome Animal Stories for Kids Aleesah Darlison and James Hart

12 enchanting animal stories for children Hear the legend of Alvarado, king of the cats, experience the extraordinary tale of survival of an orphan foal, discover magical sea creatures on a beach adventure, find out the problem with pets from outer space, and solve a puzzling pig-napping. Find these great stories and more inside Awesome Animal Stories for Kids. Aleesah Darlison is the author of Ash Rover: Keeper of the Phoenix, Little Meerkat, and the Unicorn Riders series. She also writes reviews for the Sun Herald. James Hart is a children’s illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 208 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • 9780857989680 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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MY SINGING MONSTERS My Singing Monsters is a simulation game released September 2012 by Big Blue Bubble Inc. for IOS, Android, Windows, Kindle, and Nook. It won a Digi Award for Best in Mobile Gaming, and has more than 26 million downloads.

Design Your Own Singing Monster Egmont UK Time to add a new friend to your Singing Monsters! Complete the activities, create amazing stickers scenes, design your own island and follow the steps to create your very own Mammott hand puppet, and a papier mache breeding structure! Childrens: Activity/Games • 48 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 6 & Up • Grades 1 & Up • 9781405278164 • Available • $9.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

My Singing Monsters Official Handbook Egmont UK Includes character profiles, island info, secret facts and much more Packed with cool game tips, this handbook is what every My Singing Monsters’ fan has been waiting for! Join the mammotts, furcorns, pom-poms and all the other musical creatures to learn everything you ever needed to know about My Singing Monsters. Plus, using the free Blippar app, you can access never before seen content from the makers of My Singing Monsters! Childrens: Nonfiction/Games • 96 Pages • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages 6 & Up • Grades 1 & Up • 9781405276856 • Available • $12.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

My Singing Monsters Downloaded Egmont UK The perfect solution to enjoying the world of My Singing Monsters offline Play Sudoku with a Spunge, crack codes with a Scups, navigate mazes with a Mammott and create your own Singing Monster sensation with your stickers in this exciting activity book. Fans will find top game tips, secret information, games and puzzles, and more. Childrens: Activity/Games • 48 Pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 6 & Up • Grades 1 & Up • 9781405276832 • Available • $12.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

My Singing Monsters Search and Find Egmont UK More fun offline activities for My Singing Monsters fans Join the Singing Monsters in this Search and Find Activity book, search the plant island for hidden Noggins, find a cute Furcorn hiding on the Earth island, and see how many Mammotts are camouflaged on the Cold island. This book is great fun for the older audience, with lots of hidden elements to find on each page. Childrens: Nonfiction/Games • 24 Pages • 9.5 x 12.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 6 & Up • Grades 1 & Up • 9781405276863 • Available • $11.99 Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Poppy’s Perfect Prank Angry Birds A popular Angry Birds spin-off series starring Stella, the pink bird, and her friends: “Best friends forever—most of the time” A hilarious and heart-warming diary about fun, friendship and forgiveness! Stella and Dahlia are tired of the chaos caused by Poppy’s mischief, and order her to stop playing jokes for a whole week. Can Poppy give up her pranks? Join best friends Stella, Dahlia, Poppy, Willow and Luca in the newest Angry Birds installments. A must-have for all Angry Birds fans! Childrens: Fiction • 120 Pages • 5.25 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405278843 • April • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

Stella Has Enough Angry Birds A hilarious and heart-warming diary about fun, fame and friendship! Stella’s friends have started acting really weird. It’s almost as if they are doing something behind her back. Stella doesn’t like being ignored, so she packs her bag and leaves! But she soon finds herself in big trouble and needs her friends more than ever! Childrens: Fiction • 120 Pages • 5.25 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405278850 • April • $9.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • Egmont UK

Willow Takes the Stage Angry Birds Join best friends Stella, Dahlia, Poppy, Willow and Luca in the newest Angry Birds installments—a must-have for all Angry Birds fans! Willow takes action to keep the beaches of Golden Island clean by using the trash for props and costumes in her new play. Now it’s Willow’s turn to shine—but can the usually timid Willow make all the girls work together? Childrens: Fiction • 120 Pages • 5.25 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405278836 • April • $9.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • Egmont UK

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TEMPLE RUN A fast-paced, addictive mobile game everyone can play, Temple Run was launched in 2011 by Imangi Studios, and has had 680 million downloads worldwide. This multiple-ending series is as exciting and addictive as the game itself. Packed full of obstacles, threats and gut-twisting decisions to make, these books offer fans fantastic opportunities to delve deeper into the world and characters of Temple Run.

Jungle Trek #1 Chase Wilder Depending on the choices you make, you will reach safety and enjoy a party, or you’ll be kidnapped and held for randsom—you decide You’re on a plane with Guy Dangerous and Scarlett Fox when it crashes in the jungle. Lucky you have a hard head! How will you get back to civilization? Chase Wilder is the author of the Temple Run book series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781405271677 • April • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Doom Lagoon #2 Chase Wilder Will you be stranded at sea, explore a historic seawreck, or discover buried treasure? You are hunting for a priceless mask with Guy Dangerous and Scarlett Fox when you get word that they can’t be trusted. What’s your next move? Chase Wilder is the author of the Temple Run book series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781405275002 • April • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Arctic Rescue #3 Chase Wilder Your choices will change the story—and this time Guy’s life is at stake Guy Dangerous is missing in the Arctic, and you’re on the search-and-rescue team. Can you find him before freezing winter sets in? Chase Wilder is the author of the Temple Run book series. Games • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405275019 • May • $9.99 Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Pyramid Peril #4 Chase Wilder Decide on your path through the pyramid—but watch out for scorpions, sand traps, and spies, or you’ll have to go back to the beginning You’ve won the chance to explore a newly discovered Egyptian pyramid! Legend has it that the tomb is cursed—but will that stop you? Chase Wilder is the author of the Temple Run book series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405275026 • May $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Castle Chase #5 Chase Wilder Choose your way through the castle—but be careful that you don’t get lost or caught, or it’s back to the start for you A retired explorer has bought a very old castle in Ireland, and he wants you to come on a treasure hunt! What’s your first move? Chase Wilder is the author of the Temple Run book series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405276337 • June $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Volcanic Island #6 Chase Wilder Pick your path across the island—but watch out for hot lava and demon monkeys, or you’ll have to start over from the beginning You’ve discovered a mysterious volcanic island in the middle of the ocean. Can you rescue the survivors you find there, or will you be eaten by the vicious local demon monkeys first? Chase Wilder is the author of the Temple Run book series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405276344 • June $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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DIARY OF A...

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy Shamini Flint Illustrations by Sally Heinrich “Fast food for fans of hybrid format high jinks.” —Booklist Online on Diary of a Track and Field Titan Told in an illustrated diary format, this is the fantastically funny story of a boy who is a tennis prodigy—not! Marcus Atkinson is definitely not a tennis genius. But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his wrists. Marcus is a math whiz who is not good at sports. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to . . . with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus’s gentle, satiric humor and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about tennis. Shamini Flint has written many books for children, including Diary of a Super Swimmer and Diary of a Taekwondo Master, but is best known for her Inspector Singh Investigates series of crime fiction for adults. She and Sally Heinrich collaborated previously on A T-Rex Ate My Homework. Childrens: Fiction • 112 Pages • 5 x 8 200 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 9781760290887 • May • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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Spy Cat: Safari Andrew Cope The purrrfect spy is prowling a neighborhood near you When talented and special animals start going missing across Britain, the Cook family know it’s another job for their resident spy pets. Lara might be sure that the dogs can handle the case alone, but not everything goes according to the Spy Pups’ plan. Can Spy Cat Shakespeare prove his worth and save the Spy Pups’ tails? And maybe even answer the age-old question: Which are better, cats or dogs? Andrew Cope is a teacher and the author of the Spy Dogs series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • 35 B/W Illustrations Ages 7–12 • Grades 2 to 7 • 9780141357188 • May • $7.99 Trade Paper • Rights: US • Penguin UK/Puffin

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A SHRUNK! ADVENTURE

SHRUNK! #1 Fleur Hitchcock A squirrel, a hot-dog stand, the planet Jupiter . . . what will get shrunk next? Tom makes a wish on a shooting star and gets the curious ability to shrink things. When the first thing he shrinks is Jupiter, the Earth is slowly drawn towards the Sun. With a miniaturized school bully yelling from his pocket, Tom has to return Jupiter and save Earth. Childrens: Fiction • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9781848124806 April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

Mayhem and Meteorites #2 Fleur Hitchcock The sensational sequel to Shrunk! All is quiet in Bywater-by-Sea until a meteorite falls to earth, in the middle of the Field Craft troop’s camp. Now it’s not just Tom with strange powers: trouble-maker Jacob can set things on fire and sensible Eric has the power to put them out. What’s more, the excavation of the ancient castle has uncovered a mysterious glittering rock, and the dust is making Bywater-by-Sea even more eccentric than usual. Childrens: Fiction • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9781848124813 April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

Ghosts on Board #3 Fleur Hitchcock Something spooky is happening in Bywater-by-Sea Victor the ghost is desperate to get off dreary Black Hall Island, so he steals a ride on an unsuspecting tourist boat back to Bywater-by-Sea. Two other ghosts—the terribly vain Flora Rose and the lonely but friendly Billy—know he is up to no good, so they follow him. Victor soon realizes that the town is not what it seems, and his new ordinary friends, Tom, Jacob and Eric, have some very unusual powers. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9781848124837 June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

Sunk! #4 Fleur Hitchcock Sun, sea . . . and deckchairs out for revenge? Welcome to Bywater-by-Sea! Inspectors from the “Best Beach in Britain” award are in town and the new mayor wants to stay at the top of the rankings. But vacationers are being attacked by deckchairs, paddle boats, and a beach umbrella. Tom, Eric and Jacob realize that the meteorite dust is to blame, and they set out to track down every last piece of rebellious beach equipment without revealing their powers. Childrens: Fiction • 240 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9781848124486 June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

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HENRY HUNTER

Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov #1 John Matthews Do you dare open the Henry Hunter files and discover the monsters and beasts hunted within—including that of the bloodsucking variety? When schoolboy super-sleuth Henry Hunter uncovers a clue about the legendary Beast of Snagov, the origin of all vampires, he and friend Dolf travel to Whitby and Romania on its trail. Unraveling clues from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the legend of Vlad the Impaler, they encounter Dracula’s daughter Bella Dracula. But is she a friend or a foe? And, can the trio evade the sinister forces that are tracking their every move, intent on releasing the Beast from its underground tomb? John Matthews is a historian, screenwriter and children’s author who has produced more than 90 books on myth, the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies. NOT OUR PUBLICATION

Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates #2 John Matthews Do you dare open the Henry Hunter files and discover the monsters within—including the terrors of the high seas? The parents of a friend of Henry’s have gone missing—disappeared from the very deck of their boat in the Caribbean. The only lead Henry and Dolf have is the sighting of a ghostly galleon and a huge tentacle of mist. Exploring the local pirate history and myths, Henry and Dolf uncover a cursed crew of pirates, led by no other than the deadly Edward Teach—Blackbeard himself. But what’s keeping the pirates sailing beyond their deaths? And how and why are they building a crew of live prisoners? It’s up to Henry and Dolf to survive monster waves and befriend a crazy local seadog to solve the mystery and put the pirates back in their watery graves! John Matthews is a historian, screenwriter and children’s author who has produced more than 90 books on myth, the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies. NOT OUR PUBLICATION

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AN ARIES ADVENTURE

Rampage! Julia Wills Aries the once-golden-fleeced ram returns in this shocking story of sorcery, sneakery, snakery, and hoof-shivering scares Aries, the ghost of the ram of Golden Fleece fame, is feeling slighted that no one sees him as a real hero, even though on his first quest to Earth he thwarted wicked sorceress Medea. But Medea is plotting again, and goddess Athena wants Aries and his best friend Alex, zookeeper of the Underworld, to stop her. But this time a “professional hero” is being sent with them—none other than Aries’ arch-nemesis, Jason! Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, magic, and mayhem, this courageous quest pits classic Greek myth and heroism against a modern world full of danger, and the deceptions lurking deep in the heart of the dark jungle. Julia Wills has worked for a big oil company, for a big sausage maker, and at a village primary school. Her favorite lesson to teach was history, since it was there that she and the children first discovered the Ancient Greeks and their fabulous monsters. Childrens: Fiction • 416 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781848124776 May • $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

Fleeced! Julia Wills “Definitely a book for those who love their action with a bit of history, so younger readers of Percy Jackson as well as those who enjoyed Corydon and The Pig Scrolls will find plenty to keep them reading.” —School Librarian Journal Can a ghostly ram survive modern-day London? A madcap, modern yet mythological adventure Aries, ghost of the ram of Golden Fleece fame, remains furious at the loss of his beautiful coat, stolen by Jason and the Argonauts centuries ago. He’s desperate to find his beloved fleece, and when he gets a chance to return to Earth, he takes along his best friend Alex, the Underworld zookeeper. They soon discover the Golden Fleece is with the evil immortal sorceress Medea—now a world-famous fashion designer. With the help of Rose, a 12-year-old human girl, Aries and Alex must save the world from Medea’s wicked plans—and save Aries from an eternity of being bald. Julia Wills has worked for a big oil company, for a big sausage maker, and at a village primary school. Her favorite lesson to teach was history, since it was there that she and the children first discovered the Ancient Greeks and their fabulous monsters. Childrens: Fiction • 400 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781848124769 May • $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

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Voices in Stone Emily Diamand

Ghosts, clairvoyants, and UFO-hunters collide in the How to See a Ghost sequel Isis, the daughter of a charlatan psychic, can see ghosts—including that of her dead little sister, Angel. Gray is the son of a UFO-chasing conspiracy theorist. The two became friends over the summer, when they fought a deadly ghost together. So why is Gray now ignoring Isis at school? On a field-trip to a local mine, the pupils are “accidentally” coated in dust, which has very odd side-effects. Could this be related to the ley lines and standing stones which have been calling to Isis with strange, ghostly voices? Emily Diamand is the author of Raiders’ Ransom, which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2009, one of the ALA’s Best Young Adult Fiction novels for 2011, and a New York Public Library “100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing.” Childrens: Fiction • 400 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781783700936 May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Templar Fiction

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A Clock or a Crown?

Caroline Logue Illustrations by Sarah Bowie Jenny journeys throughout London’s grand history with Ben—a boy who lives in a rather famous clock—in this humorous adventure

After Jenny arrives at the Best Bedroom of All, where the magical suitcase hides, she steps inside and begins a fantastical journey. She arrives inside the clockwork of Big Ben and meets a Cockney-slanging boy named Bed who guides her through English history. Together they discover Guy Fawkes as he struggles to light his dynamite, meet a headless King Charles I, soothe a migrainey Good Queen Bess, help Sir Walter Raleigh with his poetry, and much, much more. Caroline Logue is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience. Sarah Bowie is an illustrator. Childrens: Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–11 • Grades 3–6 • 9781910411292 June • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Little Island Books

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Worry Magic Dawn McNiff Hilarious, heartfelt, and with family at its core, this comforting story is for anyone who just can’t help worrying Courtney worries about EVERYTHING, from her parents’ constant fights, to her Gran being ill. But then one day, during a particularly bad argument kicked off by her dad’s discovery of a pig in their lounge (don’t ask . . . ), Courtney begins to feel a bit woozy, like a dream coming on—and when she wakes up everything is better! Mom and dad are being nice to each other, the pig is going back to the animal shelter and even her older brother seems to be making an effort. Are her worry magic dreams the solution—or is there a non-magical answer? Dawn McNiff is the author of Little Celeste and Mommy’s Little Monster. Childrens: Fiction • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781471403712 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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The Moon Child #2 Cate Cain The chilling sequel to The Jade Boy Three months on from the shattering events in St Paul’s, Jem has swapped kitchen drudgery for the life of a young gentleman. But when Ann is kidnapped, Jem and Tolly are catapulted back into a world of threat and evil. After experiencing a vision of Ann on board a ship, the pair stow away on The Fortuna, heading for the American colonies. But Ann is nowhere to be found on the ship. When crew members begin to go missing and strange and sinister things start happening, Jem and Tolly realize they are in serious danger once more. What if Count Cazalon isn’t really dead? Cate Cain is the pen name of Katherine Griffin. She works for the Society of Protection of Ancient Buildings in London. Childrens: Fiction • 432 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781783700585 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Templar Fiction

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Island Nicky Singer Illustrations by Chris Riddell “Compelling, moving drama.” —Independent “The writing soars, from the pitch-perfect delineation of Robert’s wry, self-deprecating voice to the change wrought in him as he becomes “the sort of boy who can fly.”” —Publishers Weekly on Feather Boy Illustrated by Chris Riddell, a powerful tale of one young man’s journey to understanding the importance of the Arctic, the whales, global warming, and ultimately, global connection Urban teenager Cameron arrives on an uninhabited Arctic island. He is prepared for ice and storms and (stripped of his smart technology) possibly boredom. He is not prepared for 24-hour daylight and erupting graves. At first Cameron believes the explanations of his research scientist mother. But, as the island reveals itself to him, he begins to see (and hear) things which push him right to the edge of the possible. One of them is an Inuit girl. The other is a large white bear. Nicky Singer is the author of Feather Boy. Chris Riddell is the UK Children’s Laureate. Childrens: Fiction • 266 Pages • 5 x 8 • 24 B/W Illustrations 9780992938963 • May • $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Caboodle Books Ltd

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PHYLLIS WONG

Phyllis Wong and the Waking of the Wizard Geoffrey McSkimming “A likeable new sleuth . . . The characters are intelligent, persistent, and willing to trust in each other.” —School Library Journal on Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr. Okyto “McSkimming’s description of how time travel is accomplished is exciting, the villain is truly evil, and Phyllis’s handy use of magic to get out of tight squeezes is entertaining. . . . Readers of the first book in the series won’t be disappointed with this one.” —School Library Journal on Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror In her third adventure, Phyllis Wong, a resourceful young magician and amateur sleuth, is on the trail of history’s most famous magician—only he can help her stop the crime of the century Phyllis Wong’s great-grandfather is on a quest. He wants to track down one of history’s greatest magicians . . . but does he even exist? To find the answer, Phyllis and Wallace Wong will have to Transit across thousands of miles and hundreds of years. While the conjuring duo follow the trail of the master prestidigitator, a sinister figure haunts their every step. What is The Great Whimpering, and who is the dastardly man intent on bringing it about? Can they complete their mission in time to prevent the greatest calamity ever to befall mankind? A time-twisting tale about a young conjuror with a masterful mind. Geoffrey McSkimming is the author of the Cairo Jim Chronicles and the Phyllis Wong series. Childrens: Fiction • 400 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9781760113384 • June $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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ALICE-MIRANDA

Alice-Miranda in the Alps #12 Jacqueline Harvey Join Alice-Miranda for snowy escapades in stunning Switzerland Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Switzerland to ski, sightsee, and experience the unique White Turf racing event. St. Moritz is as glamorous, as they expected and their hotel is beyond belief—as are its owners, the overly friendly Otto Fanger and his frosty wife, Delphine Doerflinger. Mid-holiday, the Baron, a close friend of Alice-Miranda’s family, reappears after being mysteriously uncontactable, and the group head across the country to stay at the Grand Hotel Von Zwicky. The resort town of Zermatt is full of charm, but underneath the picturesque exterior are glimpses of shady dealings and unsavory characters. Can Alice-Miranda work out who is involved in time to save the Baron’s beloved hotel? Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. Childrens: Fiction • 336 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9780857982742 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Alice-Miranda to the Rescue #13 Jacqueline Harvey A dog show comes to Alice-Miranda’s school in this exciting new adventure It’s the start of term at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale, and Alice-Miranda and her friends are over the moon to learn about one of the school’s new charity projects—they are going to become the proud carers of a dog rescued from a nearby pound! To add to the excitement, there are whispers of a wedding between their two favorite teachers. Meanwhile, the local village is about to host the country’s largest dog show—however, at the last moment the grounds are deemed unfit for competition. The school is called upon as a replacement venue, and preparations head into overdrive. Along with the dog show come a number of bizarre characters—some are strange, while some are just downright unpleasant. While walking the school’s new dog, Alice-Miranda and Millie stumble upon something very worrying and will have to act fast in order to save the day! Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the CBC Awards. Childrens: Fiction • 336 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9780857985224 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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KENSINGTON REPTILARIUM

The Kensington Reptilarium #1 N. J. Gemmell A most unexpected adventure into a world unknown, starring four fearless kids from Australia’s bush as they take on the world The Caddy kids are home alone, having the best time ever—until a stranger arrives with news. This is the story of how four loud, grubby urchins from the Australian outback find themselves in London for the first peacetime Christmas after years of war. Their new guardian hates children, preferring the company of the hundreds of snakes in his house—the Kensington Reptilarium. Fate lends Kick, Scruff, Bert, and Pin a helping hand when outraged citizens call for the Reptilarium to be shut down. With the police about to descend, can the kids warm Uncle Basti’s heart before it’s too late? N. J. Gemmell is the author of seven novels and four works of nonfiction for adults. Childrens: Fiction • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857980502 • April $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Icicle Illuminarium #2 N. J. Gemmell The mysterious Lady Adora has a plan for the Caddy kids, but it doesn’t involve chocolate and games Kick, Bert, Scruff, and Pin are rejoicing—their dad has been found! But he’s ill from his wartime experiences, and he’s sent away to recover. Could their mother still be alive, too? The four siblings begin a wild goose chase to search for clues. But it all goes horribly wrong when they’re kidnapped and imprisoned in the coldest, loneliest, and most falling-down mansion in England. Luckily, there might be a secret friend or two to be found in this odd place. N. J. Gemmell is the author of seven novels and four works of nonfiction for adults. She is a columnist for the Weekend Australian’s Saturday magazine, and a Friday regular on Australia’s Today program. Childrens: Fiction • 336 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857985675 • June $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Luna Laboratorium #3 N. J. Gemmell The Caddy kids are back in Australia to find the missing piece of their family puzzle Armed with the knowledge that their mom might still be alive, Kick, Bert, Scruff, and Pin have vowed to find her. They’ll comb the whole world if they have to! But it seems that her last-known location was closer to home. So with a bewildered Uncle Basti in tow, and their mysterious friend Bone determined to tag along no matter what, the Caddy kids set off for Sydney. Secret tunnels and outback misadventures await! N. J. Gemmell is the author of seven novels and four works of nonfiction for adults. Childrens: Fiction • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780857985699 • August • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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SILVER SHOES

Broadway Baby #5 Samantha-Ellen Bound Ellie is determined to become a triple threat—singing, dancing, and acting! Ellie has a new love—musical theater! Jazz has always been Ellie’s thing, but since taking singing lessons at Silver Shoes, she has big dreams of making it on Broadway. Her chance to leap into this world comes when auditions for a grand musical are announced. Ellie is sure she has what it takes to be a star of the stage! That is, until she realizes she needs to be able to tap. Will Ellie be able to tap her way to the top and become a leading lady? Samantha-Ellen Bound is the author of What the Raven Saw. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857989031 • May $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Lights, Camera, Dance! #6 Samantha-Ellen Bound Ash is a true hip hop girl, but it seems a reggae-inspired dance style may have stolen her heart! When an agent comes to Silver Shoes looking for the best junior dancers, everyone wants to strut their stuff. Although Ash acts like the class clown, she is desperate to get an interview. Luckily, her smooth dance hall moves grab the agent’s attention, and she has a shot at dancing in the coolest hip hop star’s new music video. But Ash’s old Dance Art enemies are putting her off her game. Samantha-Ellen Bound is the author of What the Raven Saw. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857989055 • May $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Rhythm and Blues #7 Samantha-Ellen Bound Riley needs to stay off her sprained ankle—can she do it? Riley has sprained her ankle playing basketball and has to miss three weeks of dancing! Sitting home on the couch is difficult for active Riley, and she decides to help out at Silver Shoes. Excitingly, Miss Caroline makes Riley her personal assistant. But is she getting carried away with her newfound role and can she truly stay off her feet? Samantha-Ellen Bound is the author of What the Raven Saw. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857989079 • May $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Studio Showdown #8 Samantha-Ellen Bound Paige and Ellie must combine their different styles to make the perfect routine It’s time for the end of year concert at Silver Shoes. Everyone is super excited and the rehearsal spaces of Silver Shoes are buzzing. Miss Caroline assigns Paige and Ellie a junior class and challenges them to put together a jive-style dance for the concert. Paige is thrilled to be choreographing with her best friend—until she realizes they have completely different ideas about what they want to do! Will they be able to pull it together in time? Samantha-Ellen Bound is the author of What the Raven Saw. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 1–7 • 9780857989093 • May $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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OUR AUSTRALIAN GIRL

Meet Marly Marly: Book 1 #1 Alice Pung It’s 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But being a refugee from Vietnam doesn’t make things easy, and when Marly’s cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. How can Marly stay loyal to her cousins and keep her school friends as well? Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem. Childrens: Fiction • 132 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780143308492 • April $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Penguin Books Australia/Puffin AU

Marly’s Business Marly: Book 2 #2 Alice Pung It’s 1983 and Marly needs a job. She wants to buy Donkey Kong cards to swap with the other kids at school, but her parents think the cards are a waste of money. Then Marly’s friend Yousra gives her an idea, and she decides to start her own business. But working on your own isn’t easy, and when she catches a bus that goes in the wrong direction, it’s just the start of Marly’s problems! Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem. Childrens: Fiction • 132 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780143308508 • May $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Penguin Books Australia/Puffin AU

Marly and the Goat Marly: Book 3 #3 Alice Pung It’s 1983 and there’s excitement in Marly’s house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam, and soon her mom will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a ‘young lady,’ Grandpa digs up the back yard. Then he brings home Agnes, a goat! But the neighbors want Agnes taken away, and then things get dangerous. Will Marly be able to protect her grandpa and her pet? Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem. Childrens: Fiction • 132 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780143308515 • June $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Penguin Books Australia/Puffin AU

Marly Walks on the Moon Marly: Book 4 #4 Alice Pung It’s 1983 and baby mania has struck Marly’s house with the arrival of her baby brother. But Marly never realized that a new baby would take up so much of everyone’s time! No one’s helping her with her costume for the school concert. Marly’s secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she’s been practicing all year. But will she be ready? Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem. Childrens: Fiction • 132 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9780143308522 • July $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Penguin Books Australia/Puffin AU

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ISRAEL FOLAU

Pushed to the Limit #3 David Harding and Israel Folau The Valley rugby team and coach Israel Folau are off to the Northern Territory. But is the team ready to tackle a new environment? Daniel and Sione can’t believe they’re in the Top End. On arrival, the boys realize that everything is different—the weather, the culture, the people—and no one seems to play rugby! The team is faced with the temptation to thrash their inexperienced opponents but soon find that winning that way isn’t as fun. Izzy urges the boys to give the newcomers a chance. Will Daniel and Sione be able to surrender the scoreboard for the love of the game? Israel Folau is an Australian Rugby Union star whose career has seen him named the Super Rugby Player of the Year and John Eales Medalist. David Harding is a teacher and the author of titles in the Robert Irwin: Dinosaur Hunter series and the RSPCA Animal Tales series. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780857986658 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Standing Tall #4 David Harding and Israel Folau The State Championships are finally here! Will the Valley team’s hard work with coach Israel Folau take them to the final? Daniel and Sione have landed in Sydney for the State Championships. This is the biggest stage they have ever played on and the boys are full of nervous excitement. Valley will meet their toughest opponents yet and have the weight of family expectations on their shoulders. Can the team remember all they have learned on their training trip around the country? Israel Folau is an Australian Rugby Union star whose career has seen him named the Super Rugby Player of the Year and John Eales Medalist. David Harding is a teacher and the author of titles in the Robert Irwin: Dinosaur Hunter series and the RSPCA Animal Tales series. Childrens: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780857986672 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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NETBALL GEMS

Hooked on Netball #1 B. Hellard and L. Gibbs Meet Maddy and her friends from the Gems! Maddy can’t wait to play her first game of netball with her new team. She’s been training hard and is eager to try out her skills. But Maddy’s excitement soon turns to nerves when she realizes that things might not go exactly as she imagined. What position will coach Janet put her in? What if she gets asked to sit on the bench? Perhaps some inspiration from one of the Australian Diamonds players will finally get Maddy hooked on netball. L. Gibbs and B. Hellard have played A-grade netball as well as coached and umpired. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857987631 • April $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Chase Your Goal #2 B. Hellard and L. Gibbs Can shy Phoebe find her place in the Gems? Phoebe loves to shoot goals, and she’s great at it too. She dreams of being a famous netballer. The problem is that she’s nervous all the time, even around her seven teammates! Why can’t she make friends as easily as Lily and Sienna? It doesn’t help when her overenthusiastic dad starts coaching from the sidelines. Could anything be more embarrassing? Will a mystery puzzle and a new netball idol give Phoebe the confidence she needs? L. Gibbs and B. Hellard have played A-grade netball as well as coached and umpired. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857987662 • April $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Pivot and Win #3 B. Hellard and L. Gibbs Is being a Gem enough for Lily? Lily comes from a family of great netballers and dreams of playing for the Diamonds, but is worried that she might never be tall enough to make it as a professional. To add to Lily’s troubles, something mysterious is going on at home. Things keep disappearing and turning up in the strangest places. Could her troublemaker brother have anything to do with it? Maybe a new move and a secret weapon will help Lily become a netball dynamo! L. Gibbs and B. Hellard have played A-grade netball as well as coached and umpired. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857987686 • June $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Defend to the End #4 B. Hellard and L. Gibbs Will Maia ever fit in with the Gems? Maia’s just moved to Australia from New Zealand and is finding it tough. She misses her cousins, her netball team and the way everything used to be so familiar. When her mother signs her up to play for the Marrang Gems, things start to look up—until Maia realizes that even the way they play netball in Australia is different! Can Maia learn a new style of defense from one of Australia’s best players while still staying true to her netball roots? L. Gibbs and B. Hellard have played A-grade netball as well as coached and umpired. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9780857987709 • June $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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CAESAR THE WAR DOG

Caesar the War Dog: Operation Black Shark #5 Stephen Dando-Collins Join Caesar the war dog on his most exciting and suspenseful adventure yet When Sergeant Ben Fulton’s family joins him on a cruise ship holiday, Ben, Josh, Maddie, and Nan travel in luxury among the islands of the Caribbean while Caesar is in quarantine. But a gang who have broken out of a Cuban prison have other ideas. They hijack the massive ship and hold its 3,000 passengers for ransom. With passengers of all nationalities in danger, only the United Nations can step in to help. Ben’s best friend, Charlie, and the rest of the GRRR team, assemble. Charlie will need super-sniffing explosive detection dog Caesar with him as he parachutes in to sneak aboard the ship. Will Caesar and Ben be reunited in time to find the hidden explosive devices that threaten the ship? Can Operation Black Shark capture the modern-day pirates before it’s too late? Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of several books, including Crack Hardy and Mistaken Identity. Childrens: Fiction • 288 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • 9780857988638 • May $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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TRAVIS DELANEY INVESTIGATES

The Ultimate Truth #1 Kevin Brooks The first installment of an exciting new detective series When Travis Delaney’s parents die in a car crash, Travis is devastated. In a bid to pull himself out of his grief, he starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation agency they ran. What starts as a minor distraction soon becomes a sinister, unbelievable mystery—and Travis is determined to solve it. Why were his parents looking for a missing boy when the boy’s family says he isn’t missing? As Travis searches for answers, he starts to have the chilling realization that the question he should be asking is the one he most wants to avoid: Was the accident that killed his parents really what it seemed? Kevin Brooks is the prize-winning author of 11 books for young adults, including Boy, Candy, Kissing the Rain, and Lucas. He has also written thrillers for adults. Childrens: Fiction • 416 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • 9781447238966 April • $11.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

The Danger Game #2 Kevin Brooks The second intriguing entry in the Travis Delaney mystery series Fourteen-year-old Travis Delaney is trying to get his life back on track following the crash that killed his parents last summer. The police called it an accident, but Travis knows better. His parents were on to something, and whatever they were investigating ended with their murder. Since Travis’s Grandad took over Delaney & Co, things have finally started to look up. But when his private investigation partner, Courtney, is attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business, Travis can’t help but get involved, and what he discovers draws him into more danger than he ever could have imagined. Kevin Brooks is the prize-winning author of 11 books for young adults, including Boy, Candy, Kissing the Rain, and Lucas. He has also written thrillers for adults. Childrens: Fiction • 368 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • 9781447238973 June • $11.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

The Snake Trap #3 Kevin Brooks The third book of the thrilling Travis Delaney mystery series Following a death-defying escape from the hands of a criminal overlord, young PI Travis Delaney thinks he might finally be getting closer to finding out who killed his parents, and why. But things are about to get a whole lot more deadly. One moment Travis is trapped in an armed face-off in the offices of Delaney & Co, private investigators. The next, terrorists have stormed the building and he’s been abducted. As the truth begins to emerge, Travis is faced with the ultimate dilemma: How do you choose between saving your own life or saving the life of someone you love? Kevin Brooks is the prize-winning author of 11 books for young adults, including Boy, Candy, Kissing the Rain, and Lucas. He has also written thrillers for adults. Childrens: Fiction • 416 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • 9781447238980 August • $11.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

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Fennymore and the Brumella Kirsten Reinhardt Illustrations by David Roberts

A zany adventure story with a touch of fantasy, complemented by superb drawings Eleven-year-old Fennymore lives alone in an old house with only a magical bike for company. After his great-aunt dies, Fennymore sets off with his new friend Fizzy to find his parents, who have disappeared. They fall foul of a silvery grey gentleman and an evil doctor who wants to get his hands on a mysterious invention, but Fennymore finds a maybe-dad. And a brumella. Whatever that is. Kirsten Reinhardt is a German writer. Fennymore and the Brumella won the Oldenburger prize for children’s literature in 2009. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 6 x 8.25 • Ages 10–12 • Grades 5–7 • 9781908195852 June • $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Little Island Books

Name Upon Name Sheena Wilkinson The story of a young girl caught in a divided Ireland Belfast in 1916, and 14-year-old Helen is shaped by her mixed background—rural, Catholic Irish values from her mother; urban, Protestant Ulster ones from dad. Her parents are relaxed in their politics but others in the family circle are more extreme: Aunt Violet is a die-hard anti-Home Ruler, while Uncle Sean is staunchly nationalist. Helen’s older cousin Sandy joined the army straight from school and has already seen action in France, while cousin Michael is deployed to Dublin to help quell the Rising, where he’s expected to open fire on his fellow Irishmen. Who and what are they fighting for? Sheena Wilkinson is a winner of multiple Children’s Books Irelands awards and one of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers of contemporary realistic fiction for young people. Childrens: Fiction • 136 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781910411360 • June $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Little Island Books

The Wreck of the Argyll John K. Fulton

“A fascinating account of an exciting event.” —Theresa Breslin, author, Remembrance A wartime spy thriller filled with mystery and intrigue Dundee, 1915. Twelve-year-old Nancy Caird is desperate to do her bit for the war. So when she suspects one of her teachers of being a German spy, she’s determined to foil his plans, and ropes in the reluctant Jamie Balfour to help her uncover the scheme. Midshipman Harry Melville is on his first voyage aboard HMS Argyll as it forges through the black and stormy North Sea, unaware of both hidden rocks and German plots that threaten the ship. When Nancy and Jamie’s suspicions are confirmed, and they discover HMS Argyll is in deadly danger, they’re drawn into a web of espionage, secrets, and betrayal, where no-one is as they seem and no one can be trusted. John K. Fulton is the son of a lighthouse keeper, and grew up all around the coast of Scotland. These remote and lonely locations instilled in him a life-long love of books and the sea. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781908885517 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & South America • Cargo Publishing

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THROUGH MY EYES

Emilio

Sophie Masson Edited by Lyn White A moving novel about one child’s life in the middle of the drug war in Mexico

For high-school student Emilio Garcia Lopez, it’s an ordinary school day. But that evening the knock on the door announcing the arrival of his police officer cousin Juanita, flanked by a tall man in the uniform of the Federal Police, will turn his ordinary day into the beginning of a long nightmare. Emilio’s mother has been kidnapped in broad daylight from a hotel car park by unidentified criminals, who appear to know a great deal about her business and who have mistaken her for a wealthy businesswoman. An action-packed story set in a contemporary conflict zone. 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 The Crystal Heart, Moonlight and Ashes, Scarlet in the Snow, and the Thomas Trew series. Childrens: Fiction • 184 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 9781743312476 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Shahana

Rosanne Hawke Edited by Lyn White “Rich with realistic, complex details. . . . Amina’s story is at once culturally specific, unique and universal, so that readers from all walks of like will find moments of connection.” —Booklist on Amina A moving story of one child’s life in a conflict zone: Shahana, a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir

Shahana lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he’ll be imprisoned—or worse? Rosanne Hawke is an award-winning South Australian author. Childrens: Fiction • 216 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 9781743312469 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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The Boy with Two Lives Abbas Kazerooni From the author of the bestselling memoir On Two Feet and Wings, this is the story of refugee Abbas’s double life in England: elite schoolboy by day, homeless by night When 10-year-old Abbas arrives in England having just fled conscription into the Iranian army and survived almost three months alone in Istanbul waiting for a visa, little does he know that his troubles have only just begun. His cousin packs him off to boarding school, infrequent phone calls are his only contact with his beloved mother, and he eventually finds himself homeless at the age of 13. Abbas’s extraordinary resilience in the face of overpowering odds makes this story, based on true events, inspiring and unforgettable. Abbas Kazerooni is a professional actor, writer, and producer. He has acted in shows such as Sleuth; the BBC’s The Land of the Green Ginger; HBO’s The Hamburg Cell; and the independent feature film Universal Senses. He is the author of On Two Feet and Wings. He lives in Costa Mesa, California. Childrens: Nonfiction/Memoir • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781743314838 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Sammael’s Wings Hilton Pashley

A gripping fantasy adventure sequel to Gabriel’s Clock Jonathan is the only half angel and half demon in the world. Having discovered his heritage, he must now continue the battle against the demonic forces that are hellbent on ruling creation. The Archdemon Baal is one such monster, and he holds Jonathan’s parents captive. But to succeed, Baal needs the wings of an Archangel. Jonathan and his great-aunt Sammael are the only two such angels left, but they aren’t going to give up their wings without a fight. Jonathan will not rest until his family is safe once again, even if he must go through heaven and hell to save them. Hilton Pashley is the author of Gabriel’s Clock. Childrens: Fiction • 262 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781783443253 May • $12.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Andersen Press

Good Red Herring

Susan Maxwell Illustrations by Steve Simpson A crime fiction story with a twist, set in a fantastical world where no one is quite what they seem, including those solving the murder

An intriguing murder mystery set in an imaginary world, peopled by vampires, dimorphs, luchrupáns, and the odd—very odd—Salmon Farsade, an orphan with the ability to read auras. Salmon becomes apprenticed to Muinbeo’s most famous nocturnal detective, the longlived and sharp-toothed Inspector McCabe, and together they try to sniff out who killed Fen Maguire—and why. Susan Maxwell has had short stories and poetry published in The Stinging Fly and The Three Spires. Childrens: Fiction • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781908195937 May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Little Island Books

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Awakening Natalie King A successful Harlequin romance writer turns her hand to YA with this absorbing, fastpaced paranormal mystery When Zelie Taylor pulls a lost necklace out of the icy waters of the lake, she has no idea what the consequences will be. At first the pendant is just freezing cold—unnaturally so—but then she hears a voice inside her head and thinks she must be going mad. She’s not. Seventeen-year-old Támas’s soul has been trapped in the silver necklace since 1918. His body is nearby, sleeping, and Zelie must help him awaken. At first Zelie just wants Támas’s moody, enigmatic presence out of her life, but after a while she isn’t so sure. And what is waiting for Támas when he does emerge? It seems that the sinister force that trapped him all those years ago has returned and is growing more powerful. Natalie King writes contemporary romance as Natalie Anderson. A USA Today bestseller, she’s also been a Romantic Times Award nominee and a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). Her books include Bought, Caught on Camera with the CEO, and Ruthless Boss, Royal Mistress. Childrens: Fiction • 272 Pages • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9780143570790 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Penguin Books New Zealand

Nowhere Boys Elise McCredie Combines supernatural action-adventure elements with comedy and genuine human drama—this is Lost for teens When a school excursion goes wrong, four mismatched teenage boys spend a terrifying night caught in the bush, sheltering from a violent storm. The next day they find their way home, only to discover something strange and terrible has happened: the world has been reconfigured as if they were never born. The boys are trapped in an alternative reality where everything appears to be the same—their school is still there, their families still exist—but they are complete strangers to everyone. Perfect for fans of Michael Grant’s Gone series. Elise McCredie is an actor and an award-winning screenwriter and director whose feature film Strange Fits of Passion was shown at Cannes Film Festival. Nowhere Boys is her first novel. Childrens: Fiction • 314 Pages • 5.25 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781760120160 • June • $12.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

Trust Games Simon Packham

A twisted, fast-paced thriller that captures teenage emotions and high school drama perfectly When a kind, charismatic new drama teacher, Mr. Moore, arrives at school, Beth’s life starts to look up. She’s cast as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and as she grows close to super-popular Hannah (Juliet), Beth finally has the female friend she’s been yearning for. Meanwhile it seems that all the girls—including Beth—are in love with Mr. Moore. And when a scandal breaks, Beth must make a decision that can only have dire consequences for everyone involved. Simon Packham was a stand-up comedian and then an actor for 20 years before becoming a writer. He is the author of The Bex Factor, Firewallers, and Silenced, which was shortlisted for several awards, including the Leeds Book Award. Childrens: Fiction • 224 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781848123847 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

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No Going Back Alex Gutteridge A moving contemporary tale of family, love, and loss 15-year-old Laura gets the shock of her life when she moves to rural Derbyshire and finds the ghost of her dead father in her grandmother’s home. At first Laura is overjoyed to see him, but as time passes she begins to wonder why her dad is finding it so difficult to move on, and why her mother still refuses to talk about his death. What is the secret that has been kept from her for all these years? Alex Gutteridge has had nine books published for children. Her novel Oven Chips for Tea was turned into a play. Last Chance Angel was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association 2014 YA award and the Essex Book Award 2014. Childrens: Fiction • 368 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781848779273 • June • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Templar Fiction

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Fault Lines #3 D.J. McCune Last in the Death & Co. epic dark fantasy trilogy As the youngest male in a family charged with taking the dead to the afterlife, all eyes are on Adam to continue the Luman legacy. But he has dreams of his own, and a girlfriend who knows nothing of his secrets, including a gift for seeing death before it happens. When his father allows him one last opportunity to be a regular teenager and travel to Japan on a school trip. Adam could never have imagined that this alone would force his hand. But his terrifying premonition of a devastating tsunami due to hit Japan means he has to act fast and stop it before it happens. If he saves thousands from a terrible fate, he must also risk the wrath of all Lumen. Is he man enough to take it on? D.J. McCune is currently Head of Religious Studies at a secondary school. Childrens: Fiction • 352 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781471402715 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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The Keeper Darragh Martin “Fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter will enjoy this fast-paced high fantasy adventure that adds a refreshing twist to Celtic myths and legends.” —School Library Journal starred review “A new star of the fantasy genre . . . kids will gobble up this magical treat. The Keeper is far too good for my liking. Martin must be stopped.” —Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl series Ordinary books don’t move. Ordinary books are quite happy waiting to be picked up. You could leave an ordinary book somewhere uncomfortable—at the bottom of a dark schoolbag or in the middle of a shop window—and it wouldn’t dare budge, even if it had to sneeze. Nobody had told the Book of Magic this, though, so it jumped into Oisín’s hands without so much as a flap of its pages. Oisín is not sure he wants to be Keeper of the Book of Magic—but when his little sister Sorcha is kidnapped by the Morrígan, a raven-goddess with a heart as dark as her feathers, he has to learn how to use the Book for good. Soon Oisín has a long journey ahead of him with only Stephen, his annoying older brother, and Antimony, a headstrong orphan with her own quest, to help him. Facing snow snakes, shadow fish, and mountains of wind, the three children have to decide whether or not they can trust each other if they want to reach the Morrígan’s Hill of Bones before it’s too late to get the last ever train home. This thrilling Celtic fantasy is perfect for fans of J. K. Rowling, Eoin Colfer, and J. R. R. Tolkien. A map and a glossary are included. Darragh Martin was given a Fulbright Scholarship to develop his writing in 2006. He teaches literature at Columbia University and lives in New York City. Childrens: Fiction/Folklore & Mythology • 280 Pages • 5 x 8 • 1 Map Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • 9781910411285 • Replaces: 9781908195845 April • $10.99 (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & South America • Little Island Books

The Black North Nigel McDowell “A great read and a cunning reworking of Irish history and lore into fantasy.” —Eimear McBride, author, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing Based on Irish legends and mythology, this enchanting fantasy follows a girl in search of her kidnapped twin brother The Divided Isle, once a place of peace and tranquility, has been ravaged by war. Twins Oona and Morris live quietly with their grandmother in the south, but the threat of the Invaders of the Black North—the ravaged northern part of the island—is coming ever closer. When Morris is kidnapped by one of the evil Briar Witches, Oona must journey to the Black North in search of her him, accompanied only by a jackdaw with mysterious powers, and a treasured secret stone which the Invaders want more than anything. Nigel McDowell is the author of Tall Tales from Pitch End. Childrens: Fiction • 432 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781471400674 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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An English Boy in New York T.S Easton “Wacky characters, a farcical plot, and a fledgling romance are all part of the fun in this novel that will appeal to fans of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review of Boys Don’t Knit In the sequel to Boys Don’t Knit, Ben travels to New York for a knitting competition— and with him comes his knack for getting into trouble As All-UK Knitting champion, 17-year-old Ben Fletcher has won himself a paid trip to New York, and to the U.S. National KnitFair. Unfortunately, his new girlfriend Megan is unable to join him, which means Ben has the dubious pleasure of being accompanied by his family and his third-choice-friend Gex. The other problem is, Ben’s not really sure he wants to be known as a teenage knitting genius any more. His idea for a knitable hoodie could make him millions . . . or turn him into a laughing stock forever. T.S. Easton is an experienced author of fiction for all ages, and is the author of more than a dozen books, including Boys Don’t Knit. He works as a Production Manager for Hachette Children’s Books. Childrens: Fiction • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781471401497 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Boy Kills Man Matt Whyman “The book will interest and educate readers about a world they might know nothing of otherwise.” —School Library Journal “Readers will feel haunted by Sonny’s bleak choices, the brutality, and the heartbreaking conclusion.” —Booklist Set in Colombia, this tale of cartels and lost innocence shows just why nothing is more unsettling in this world than a kid with a gun On the streets of Medellín, Colombia, the rule of the bandidos is the only law worth listening to. Like most kids their age, Shorty and Alberto work for their local cartel. They run cigarettes, offer protection, and occasionally assassinate someone. The work is dangerous, but the boys are commanding respect, and the money’s good. But one day Alberto disappears, and Shorty realizes that he is never coming back. A gangster’s life is cheap, and when revenge can be bought for only a few pesos, everyone has their price. Matt Whyman is the author of The Savages. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781471403965 • Replaces: 9780060746650 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Stitch Up Sophie Hamilton An exciting urban thriller set in a media-controlled world that could be just around the corner Dasha Gold enjoys a life of indulgence, made possible by her powerful and wealthy parents. But this privilege comes at a price—extreme image control, including cosmetic surgery to transform her into a living logo for their brand. Presented with a way out, Dasha embarks on a hunt for the truth that takes her across a divided and security camera-dominated city, in the company of maverick Londoner Latif. But money talks and the Golds own the media. Who can Dasha really trust? Sophie Hamilton has worked as a television producer and archive researcher. Childrens: Fiction • 368 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781848774230 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Templar Fiction

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Green Valentine Lili Wilkinson

Astrid and Hiro’s auspicious beginning starts to look up in this classic romantic comedy, just before things take a turn for the worse—much worse Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular. She’s a straight-A student and a committed environmental activist. She’s basically perfect. Hiro is the opposite of perfect. He’s slouchy, rude and resentful. Despite his brains, he doesn’t see the point of school. But when Astrid meets Hiro at the shopping center where he’s wrangling shopping trolleys, he doesn’t recognize her because she’s in disguise—as a lobster. And she doesn’t set him straight. Astrid wants to change the world, Hiro wants to survive it. But ultimately both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself. Can they find enough in common to right all the wrongs between them? A romantic comedy about life and love and trying to make the planet a better place, with a little heartbreak, and a whole lot of hilarity. Lili Wilkinson is the author of The Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend, Pink, A Pocketful of Eyes, and The Zigzag Effect. Childrens: Fiction • 288 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 14–18 • Grades 9–12 • 9781760110277 June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Pandora Jones: Deception #2 Barry Jonsberg “Pandora Jones will push her way through the wealth of dystopian fiction to stand rightfully at the forefront of the genre. Five Stars.” —Bookseller + Publisher The survival of humanity in the post-plague world depends on Pandora and her team Pan is still struggling to distinguish between her dreams and reality. Her memories hold more questions than answers and she doesn’t know who to trust. She forms an unlikely alliance with Jen to try to make sense of everyone’s haunting similar memories and the conflicting information about The School, but finds herself with unexpected enemies. Pan and Jen are determined to seek the truth—but can they even trust each other? Barry Jonsberg is the author of The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee. Childrens: Fiction • 312 Pages • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 15–18 • Grades 10–12 9781743318126 • May • $13.99 (Can $16.99) • Trade Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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The Beloved Alison Rattle

Escape from a bullying mother takes one young Victorian woman to an even more dangerous place, forcing her to decide what freedom really means to her Alice Angel has known only a life of restriction and punishments as she strays from the path of Victorian proprietary that her mother has set for her. After a chance encounter with a charming stranger, and a final incident with her family that sees her condemned to the madhouse, Alice sees a chance to run. She escapes to join the Agapemonites in their Abode of Love, where ex-Reverend Henry Prince rules a colony of women as their Beloved. Prince ignites a passion in Alice, and thinks she might be free at last. But as Alice becomes drawn into the strange religious sect, she may in fact be more trapped than ever. Alison Rattle is the author of The Quietness. Childrens: Fiction • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 16 & Up • Grades 11 & Up 9781471403798 • April • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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The Madness Alison Rattle

A thrilling Victorian tale of dangerous obsession and betrayal Sixteen-year-old Marnie lives in the idyllic coastal village of Clevedon. Despite being crippled by a childhood exposure to polio, she seems set to follow in her mother’s footsteps, and become a “dipper”, escorting fragile female bathers into the sea. Her life is simple and safe. But then she meets Noah. Charming, handsome, son-of-the-local-Lord, Noah. She quickly develops a passion for him - a passion which consumes her. As Marnie’s infatuation turns to fixation she starts to lose her grip on reality, and a harrowing and dangerous obsession develops that seems certain to end in tragedy. Set in the early Victorian era when propriety, modesty and repression were the rule, this is a taut psychological drama in which the breakdown of a young woman’s emotional state will have a devastating impact on all those around her. Alison Rattle is the author of The Quietness. Childrens: Fiction • 336 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 16 & Up • Grades 11 & Up 9781471401039 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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Still Falling Sheena Wilkinson For fans of John Green—a story about the struggle it can be to love someone who doesn’t love themselves, and why it’s worth it Luke falls. He has epilepsy. And, as it turns out, he has much bigger issues, too. Esther falls. In love. It’s wonderful—but there’s a shadow that she can’t identify and she can’t make go away just by loving Luke. Luke’s experience has taught him to despise himself; Esther’s self-belief is fragile. And love is not as easy as it looks. Will they be still falling at the end of term? Sheena Wilkinson is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers of contemporary realistic fiction for young readers. Winner of multiple Children’s Books Ireland awards and recipient of special bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the development of her writing, Sheena is the author of Grounded and Taking Flight. Childrens: Fiction • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 15 & Up • Grades 10 & Up • 9781908195920 June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Little Island Books

The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs?!! Grace Barrett, Natasha Devon, and Nadia Mendoza Advice from three hyper-qualified, sassy women who have overcome self esteem issues Being a teenager can seem nothing but people telling you what you should do, and how spectacularly you are effing it all up. The Self-Esteem Team know this, because they were teenagers once—enduring bullying, chronic skin issues, “puppy fat,” and angst. Later, they battled self-harm, depression and an eating disorder. That’s why The Self-Esteem Team offers real answers. They won’t tell you that if you have sex you’ll definitely get an STI and die, but they will help you decide if you’re ready. They won’t tell you never to watch porn, but they will help you decipher what you see. They won’t ask you not to embrace fashion, but they will give you the info you need to rock your own brand of gorgeous. Grace Barrett, Natasha Devon, and Nadia Mendoza are a singer/songwriter, journalist, and show biz editor. Zoella is the New York Times bestselling author of Girl Online and a YouTube vlogger. Childrens: Nonfiction • 288 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781784186425 • April • $15.95 (Can $18.95) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake

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Mia Siegert “Mia Siegert’s poignant, vibrant first novel deals with issues of sexual orientation, which makes it very timely, and with issues of the human heart, which makes it timeless.”—Mark Spencer, award-winning author

Even though they’re identical, Tristan isn’t close to his twin Robbie at all—until Robbie tries to kill himself. Forced to share a room to prevent Robbie from hurting himself, Tristan starts seeing his twin as not an NHL prospect, but a struggling gay teen who is terrified about coming out in the professional sports world. Trapped together in their claustrophobic room, Robbie suggests they run away with “Jimmy2416,” a guy Robbie has talked to online for months but never met. Tristan must decide whether to tell his parents about Robbie’s plan, losing his twin’s trust forever, or go on a journey that will put their lives and innocence in jeopardy. Mia Siegert has been published in Clapboard House, Word Riot, The Limn Literary & Arts Journal as well as a few other small presses. A short reading of JERKBAIT was performed by the New Jersey Playwrights Association where it was tremendously received. Siegert currently works as an adjunct professor and a costume designer. She lives in New Jersey. Childrens: Fiction • 350 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781631630668 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

Tangled Thoughts Book Three of the Sententia Cara Bertrand Third and final book in the Sententia trilogy High school graduation is a time for goodbyes, new beginnings, and if you’re Lainey Young, narrowly escaping with your life. Forced to leave behind both Northbrook Academy and Carter Penrose, Lainey believes she’s earned her freedom—from the eyes of the Perceptum and Daniel Astor’s schemes. When tragedy brings Lainey and Carter face to face for the first time since summer, their lives have never felt more separate. Cara Bertrand is a former middle school literacy teacher. Her first novel and the first book in the Sententia series, Lost in Thought, was a finalist for the 2011 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award. She lives in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Childrens: Fiction • 320 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781941311943 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

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David

Johnny Worthen The third book in the Unseen series

Eleanor survives, it is what she does. But at what cost? After learning her past and seeing the terrible and tragic history of her kind, Eleanor must conclude she is toxic, a cause of pain and destruction. For everyone’s own good, she will disappear forever. But first, one last visit to Jamesford. Eleanor returns to find the little Wyoming town mourning for its lost child. The unremarkable girl who, in life, wanted only to be ignored, is a celebrity in death, a tourist attraction, a legend. A mystery. But not everyone thinks Eleanor’s dead. While some wait in hope for her return, others wait in ambush. Johnny Worthen is the author of Beatrysel, Dr. Stuart’s Heart, Eleanor, and Little Visible Delight. He lives in Sandy, Utah. Childrens: Fiction • 370 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781631630620 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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Consider Kristy Acevedo Senior stress is nothing compared to impending planetary destruction As if 17-year-old Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet that is on a collision course with Earth. The holograms,claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself. To stay or to go. A decision must be made. With the deadline of the holograms’ prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse. Kristy Acevedo is a YA writer, high school English teacher, and huge Star Trek and Harry Potter fan. A member of SCBWI, she has her M.A.T. in English and graduated summa cum laude from Bridgewater State University. Consider, her debut novel, was one of three winners of the 2015 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. Childrens: Fiction • 350 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781631630583 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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Fall of the Dragon Prince Dan Allen The first novel in the Crystal Compass Trilogy Toran joined the five realms and tied their destinies to the survival of his secret heirs. But the king is now dead and his enemies gather. Reann, a serving girl and self-appointed librarian of Toran’s estate, has a chance to unravel the greatest mystery in the realm. On the other side of the kingdom, Terith and the other dragon riders fight to stop the invasion that would mean the fall of the empire. In this cross-country dragon race, Terith faces a black-hearted traitor with even darker purposes, to win the kingdom and the heart of the woman he loves. One rider will fall; one fate will rise. Dan Allen is a debut author, father to five children and husband to his drummer-artist wife. Fall of the Dragon Prince is the first novel in Dan’s epic fantasy series The Crystal Compass. He has designed lasers for the government that see through envelopes, lit a three-story electron accelerator on fire, chased a flying stool across a highly magnetic field zone, and created nanoparticles in a radioactive lab. He is known for his dedication to alleviating boredom for young people everywhere with his secret superpower: hyperactivity. He lives in Provo, Utah. Childrens: Fiction • 380 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781631630866 • August • $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

Songbyrd Anna Silver Innocence Byrd is not what she seems. Living on the road with her mother, all she’s ever really wanted is a normal, stable life in one place. Innocence is plagued by nightmares of a terrible event in her past, and the ever-growing fear that whatever she and her mother have been running from will finally catch up. In Stonetop, a small town in the Texas Hill Country, she meets Jace, a charming and sensitive guy but he’s not the only one drawn to her. Suffering from PTSD symptoms, Innocence becomes increasingly aware of her family’s mysterious and sometimes frightening powers. As her own powers begin to surface, Innocence has to decide who to trust. Unable to elude their haunted past, three generations of Byrd women must not only unite, but embrace their heritage as a gift—and their key to a future of love and understanding. Anna Silver, is an author and artist whose art has been featured in the Houston gallery Las Manos Magicas. She is the author of Otherborn, from Sapphire Star Publishing, and its sequel, Astral Tide. She lives in the greater Houston area. Childrens: Fiction • 350 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 to 18 • Grades 8 & Up 9781631630743 • June • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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Tokens and Omens Jeri Baird

How would you survive the Quest? Trust in Fate or trust in yourself? In Puck’s Gulch, fourteen-year-olds undergo a dangerous trial known as the Quest. During a time of magic, Fate hands out tokens and omens based on their behavior. Zander trusts Fate. Alexa only trusts herself. Now, Fate has given them each a special gift—Zander sees secrets he doesn’t want, and Alexa’s thrilled to find she can control events through her embroidery scenes. After Zander and Alexa each earn a omen that makes surviving the quest nearly impossible, they must break the rules and challenge Fate together. If they don’t, one will die. And Fate has made it clear—she won’t be cheated. Before becoming an author, Jeri Baird worked as a handmade paper artist, an entrepreneurship teacher for at-risk high school students, a reflexologist, a rock painter, and a zombie (in a film, not a real one). Jeri now lives on the Western Slope of Colorado with her husband and one cat, who both make her laugh. Childrens: Fiction • 350 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781631630828 • July • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

Shadowed Eden Beguiled: Book One Katie Clark “Shadowed Eden is a unique and intriguing tale...the suspense doesn’t stop until its surprising end! I highly recommend it” —Melanie Dickerson, Award-winning YA author of The Merchant’s Daughter “A truly original premise, Shadowed Eden, is an exciting supernatural adventure” —Jill Williamson, Christy Award-winning author of By Darkness Hid and Captives When a church mission trip to Iraq goes awry, Avery must find her courage to save herself and her friends in the first book in the Beguiled series Avery Miles is ready to spread her wings and prove her worth on a church mission trip to Iraq, but when their entourage gets blown off course in a desert dust storm, the group is lost in an inexplicable garden oasis. Along with the luscious fruits and crystal springs, Avery and her friends find poisonous snakes, deadly sink holes, and a group of natives that are almost unearthly—but that’s not their biggest problem. No matter which way they trek, they can’t seem to leave. Katie Clark is the author of multiple books for teens and children, including her young adult Enslaved Series with Pelican Book Group. She is available for classroom visits and Skype chats to discuss her books. Katie lives in northern Alabama. Childrens: Fiction • 296 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781611164893 • May • $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Pelican Book Group/Watershed Books

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A Wolf at the Gate Joel Hedstrom and Mark Van Steenwyk “What a cutting-edge book!” —Innosanto Nagara, author of A is for Activist “A visually stunning work addressing themes of peace, generosity, and forgiveness.” —Kirkus (starred review) This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf explores what it means to be a peacemaker in the midst of violence and how to restore a healthy relationship with creation. Settle in and read a tale of tooth and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. It is a story of second chances and the power of love. Joel Hedstrom is an illustrator working in the Twin Cities area. His influences include Japanese woodblock prints, tattoos, and Greek vases. Mark Van Steenwyk is a Mennonite minister as well as a writer, speaker, and grassroots educator working with groups to help them live more deeply into the radical implications of the teachings of Jesus. He is the author of several books, including The unKingdom of God, That Holy Anarchist, and The Missio Dei Breviary. They both live in Minneapolis, MN. Childrens: Folklore • 80 Pages • 6 x 9 • 25 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781629631509 • Replaces: 9780986233340 April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World X United Kingdom & Europe • PM Press

Fog a Dox Bruce Pascoe The story of courage, acceptance and respect about an Australian bushman, his dingo and a fox cub Fog is a fox cub raised by a dingo. He’s called a dox because people are suspicious of foxes. Albert is a bushman who owns a dingo and now the dox. He lives a remote life surrounded by animals and birds. All goes well until Albert has an accident. The dialogue is finely crafted and indigenous cultural knowledge and awareness are seamlessly integrated into the story. Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist. His books include Shark, Ruby-eyed Coucal, Ocean, Earth and Nightjar. His children’s novel, The Chainsaw File, was published by Oxford in 2011. Childrens: Fiction/Cultural Studies • 112 Pages • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781921248559 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation

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One Thousand Words for War Edited by Hope Erica Schultz and Madeline Smoot A science fiction short story collection that examines various types of conflict Imaginative and original, One Thousand Words for War explores in various fantastic settings the different types of conflict—from powerful internal and external conflicts with the potential to destroy the main character’s world to the peace that comes from accepting change. Whether it’s a transgendered girl standing up to bullies or a child soldier trying to save his fellows from war, this collection shows the powerful ways teens can overcome and embrace extraordinary circumstances. Hope Erica Schultz writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Her work has appeared in Siren’s Call, Fireside Magazine, Diabolical Plots, and Plasma Frequency, and her first teen novel, The Last Road Home, is forthcoming through CHBB publications. She lives in Chalton, Massachusetts. Madeline Smoot has edited several anthologies for kids and teens and is the publisher of CBAY Books. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Childrens: Fiction • 240 Pages • 5.25 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781933767512 • May • $9.95 (Can $11.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • CBAY Books

Giants and Ogres Edited by Madeline Smoot Ten short stories that cleverly reimagine classic fairy tale monsters Clever and daring, the artful reimaginings in this delightful collection of ten new tales offer readers another look at the fairytale villains they thought they knew. Whether they are helping instead of hurting or appearing in unexpected forms, you will never quite look at giants or ogres the same way again. Madeline Smoot has edited several anthologies for kids and teens and is the publisher of CBAY Books. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5.25 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781933767536 • June • $9.95 (Can $11.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • CBAY Books

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The Midnight Games David Neil Lee An entertaining and well-plotted young adult novel that pulls the H. P. Lovecraft mythos into the present day and turns it loose in a worn-down rustbelt city When Nate sneaks into Ivor Wynne Stadium to check out the midnight games that are keeping his neighborhood up at night, he knew something wasn’t right, but he had no idea how strange—and deadly—things would be. He has stumbled upon one of the rituals of the Resurrection Church of the Ancients, and soon his days and nights are dogged by ancient books, giant centipedes, and geometric curses that bring death down upon you in the form of glowing hounds. In this thrilling young adult novel, set in gritty, postindustrial Hamilton, David Neil Lee blends the rich horror of H. P. Lovecraft with the pace of a modern mystery. David Neil Lee is a writer, double bassist, and the author of The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field and Commander Zero. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Childrens: Fiction • 200 Pages • 5.75 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781894987967 • May • $11.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd

Calypso Summer Jared Thomas A recent high school graduate, Calypso struggles to understand his Aboriginal heritage and find his true identity Calypso is a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. He finds work at the Henley Beach Health Food shop where his boss pressures him to gather Aboriginal plants for natural remedies. Growing up in urban Adelaide and with little understanding of his mother’s traditional background, Calypso endeavors to find the appropriate native plants. The support of a sassy, smart, young Ngadjuri girl helps Calypso to reconsider his Rastafarian façade and understand how to take charge of his future. Dr Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges and an Arts Development Officer at Arts, South Australia. Jared’s young adult novel, Sweet Guy, was shortlisted for the 2009 South Australian People’s Choice Awards for Literature. Childrens: Fiction/Australian Studies • 224 Pages • 5 x 7.75 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781922142122 • May • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation

The Incredible Escape

Martin Fournier Translator Peter McCambridge The third title in The Adventures of the Radisson series

Based on true events, this novel recounts the early history of North America in modern accessible language. The third installment of the series continues Radisson’s adventures with the Jesuits and the Iroquois. Radisson’s skills in diplomacy are tested, as he tempers the ardour of the Jesuits and calms the arrogant and distrustful French traders, and cultivates friendships with the Iroquois who favour peace. Courage, diplomacy, love, and conspiracy make for an action-packed adventure in a little-known past. Martin Fournier is a historian and the author of several books, including the Adventures of Radisson series. He is a former history professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the recipient of the Governor General’s Award. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec. Peter McCambridge is an award-winning translator. He holds an MA from Cambridge University and lives in Quebec City. Childrens: Fiction/Childrens: History • 200 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781771860253 • May • $16.95 (Can $16.95) Trade Paper • Rights: World • Baraka Books

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Gareth Bale: The Boy Who Became a Galáctico Tom Oldfield and Matt Oldfield Tracking the Welsh wizard’s impressive rise from talented schoolboy to the most expensive player in soccer history When a young Gareth’s PE teacher told him he could only play with one foot to give the other team a chance, it was obvious he was a special talent. His early career was a constant struggle. He was dogged by injuries and was almost sold by Spurs after fans believed he was cursed—they failed to win 24 games in a row with Gareth in the team. But one night changed all that. Destroying his opposite number in Spurs’ first Champions League campaign, he announced himself on the world stage in blistering style. And now he plays at the greatest club in the world, Real Madrid, alongside the world’s greatest player, Ronaldo. He was instrumental in winning Madrid their 10th European Cup—La Decima—after scoring the decisive goal in the final. His story is a lesson that applied talent can overcome any obstacle. Tom Oldfield is the author of biographies Arsene Wenger, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Nadal. Matt Oldfield is the editor-in-chief of football review site Of Pitch and Page. Childrens: Nonfiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781784186456 April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake/Dino Books

Raheem Sterling: Red Lightning Tom Oldfield and Matt Oldfield The exciting tale of a boy who followed his passion and became one of the most dynamic young players in world soccer, winning the hearts of Liverpool and England fans along the way Raheem Sterling might look a pipsqueak, but within that small frame is a titanic talent and a tigerish will to win. As the winner of the illustrious Golden Boy Award for 2014, he joins the exalted company of Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Cesc Fabregas. The stars are aligning for Liverpool’s most exciting attacker. Feverishly popular with young fans for his direct, fast-paced game, thrilling goal-scoring exploits and refusal to back down before bigger players, Sterling is first pick for make-believe Premier League kick-abouts on streets up and down the country. Relive Sterling’s whirlwind journey in this uplifting story. Tom Oldfield is the author of biographies Arsene Wenger, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Nadal. Matt Oldfield is the editor-in-chief of soccer review site Of Pitch and Page. Childrens: Nonfiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781784186463 April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake/Dino Books

Wayne Rooney: Captain of England Tom Oldfield and Matt Oldfield Rooney’s rise from child superstar to Everton hero to Man U legend As “Captain Fantastic” of Manchester United and England, Wayne Rooney bears the weight of expectancy from the world’s two most demanding fan groups. He is the most iconic, instantly recognizable player in the most star-studded league of them all. How did this formerly hot-headed wild-child manage to control his temper, learn to live with the world’s expectation and become a leader against all the odds? Countless world class goals and the most natural talent in a British player since Paul Gascoigne have made him a global superstar. But the admirable way he has matured, grown as a man and led Manchester United through their toughest patch for 20 years has won him the respect of millions. Tom Oldfield is the author of biographies Arsene Wenger, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Nadal. Matt Oldfield is the editor-in-chief of soccer review site Of Pitch and Page. Childrens: Nonfiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781784186470 April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake/Dino Books

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UEFA Euro 2016 France Fact File Clive Gifford Get the low-down on the biggest UEFA European Championship ever: team profiles, the star players, and a fill-in results chart This in-depth guide for younger readers contains everything they need to become true Euro 2016 experts. There are team and star player profiles, complemented by outstanding bigmatch photographs. Illustrated with over 100 amazing images, all 24 finalists are featured together with profiles of 40 star players including Raheem Sterling, Hugo Lloris, Mario Götze, Cristiano Ronaldo, and many more. Read special features on the stadiums and complete the fill-in match schedule as Euro 2016 unfolds. Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than 150 books for children and adults, including The Kingfisher Soccer Encylopedia and Soccer: The Ultimate Guide to the Beautiful Game. Childrens: Nonfiction/Sports • 64 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Color Photos, Four-color Interior Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781783121793 • June • $14.99 • Cloth Rights: US • Carlton Publishing Group/Carlton Kids

UEFA Euro 2016 France Activity and Colouring Book Joe Fullman As excitement builds in the run-up to the biggest UEFA European Championship ever, young fans will be inspired to get creative with the official Euro 2016 activity book Featuring Super Victor, the Euro 2016 mascot, this book is bursting with soccer and Euro-themed puzzles, games, on-the-page activities, amazing facts, and more than 100 reusable stickers—all featuring star players from across Europe. A great variety of activities, including simple quizzes, doodles, games, sticker activities, word searches, coloring in, and spot the difference, will keep children entertained for hours. Joe Fullman has written many non-fiction reference titles for Carlton Kids, Dorling Kindersley, and Quarto Children’s Books. His most recent sports title is Official England Rugby Superstars. He is a passionate supporter of Crystal Palace. Childrens: Activity/Childrens: Nonfiction • 16 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • 9781783121809 • June • $9.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • Carlton Publishing Group/Carlton Kids

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DR DINO’S LEARNATORIUM

Do Dinosaurs Make Good Pets? Chris Mitchell Forget what you think you know about dinosaurs—all the common myths about our prehistoric friends are set straight in this trivia book Did you know that the stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut, or that there used to be scorpions that grew to more than two meters in length? Do you want to know which prehistoric animals dinosaurs used to be afraid of? Amaze you friends by telling them about feathered dinosaurs, giant millipedes. and flying giraffes! This book is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, filthiest, foulest, wisest, grossest, brainiest, oldest, and best facts about the prehistoric world. Chris Mitchell is the author of The Breaking Bad Cookbook. Childrens: Nonfiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781784186524 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake/Dino Books

How Do Astronauts Wee in Space? Chris Mitchell

The forces that govern our universe don’t just bend time and space—they bend our minds with their sheer, unbelievable awesomeness Did you know that humans have sent jellyfish into space, or that there is a planet made of ice that’s on fire? Do you want to know why space smells like raspberries? Amaze your friends with facts about planets made from diamonds, stars that could destroy our solar system, and how long humans could survive in space! This book is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, filthiest, foulest, wisest, grossest, brainiest, biggest, and best facts about space and the universe. Chris Mitchell is the author of The Breaking Bad Cookbook. Childrens: Nonfiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781784186531 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake/Dino Books

How Many Greeks Can You Fit Inside a Horse? Chris Mitchell Naughty gods, terrifying monsters, and some seriously weird heroes—welcome to the strange but fascinating world of myths and legends Did you know that the Russians believe in the Leshi, a dangerous creature who tickles its victims to death, or that St. George was actually a Roman solider? Do you want to know which mythical creature sneaks into Japanese bathrooms to lick them clean? Amaze your friends with stories of mischievous gods, unbelievable beasts, and the gullible people who believed in them! This book is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, filthiest, foulest, wisest, grossest, brainiest, and best facts about myths and legends. Chris Mitchell is the author of The Breaking Bad Cookbook. Childrens: Nonfiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781784186548 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake/Dino Books

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The Ultimate Animal Criminals Clive Gifford Illustrations by Sarah Horne

Discover the world’s most felonious creatures within the pages of this rule-breaking book Get ready to discover the animals who don’t play by the rules! Warning: contains rotters and plotters, hooligans, con artists, and assassins! The Ultimate Animal Criminals features all sorts of criminal creatures, including mischievous monkeys, looting lemurs, and tyrant toads. An innovative editorial approach is paired with humorous artwork and photographs to offer an intriguing and scientific look at the more extreme aspects of the animal world. Captivating text from Clive Gifford, winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014, and humorous artwork from Sarah Horne is complemented by photographs to give an intriguing and scientific look at the more extreme aspects of the animal world. Clive Gifford’s books have won numerous awards, including The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, NAPPA, Smithsonian, TES Book of the Year, and School Library Association’s Information Book Prize. Sarah Horne is the illustrator of Dead or Alive: Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors, on which she collaborated with Gifford, and Vile: A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters. Childrens: Nonfiction • 48 Pages • 9.5 x 10.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405273817 April • $14.99 • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK/Red Shed

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WEIRD WORLD OF WONDERS

Sir Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Romans and Greeks Sir Tony Robinson

Another fascinating title in the fantastically funny history series from the acclaimed Tony Robinson Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly, and disgusting bits about the Romans and the Greeks! It’s history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you ever needed to know in this awesome, action-packed, fact-filled book, including why the ancient Greeks were mad about olive oil; who Pythagoras was; why Alexander the Great named a city after his horse, Bucephalus; and how the Greeks invented the first computer, vending machine, and death-ray. Learn how to keep the gods happy, why you should never ignore an omen, how to defeat an army who are riding elephants, and how to spot a barbarian—and much, much more! Tony Robinson is the author of Tony Robinson’s Kings and Queens and The Worst Children’s Jobs in History, as well as the Weird World of Wonders series. Childrens: Nonfiction • 320 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • 9781509805396 • August $12.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books

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LADYBIRD HISTORIES

Anglo-Saxons Ladybird

Who were the Anglo-Saxons? How did they train their warriors? Which English kingdoms did they claim? Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers, from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. Anglo-Saxons is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything you need to know about this great civilization, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as where and how they lived, and their impact on history. Childrens: Nonfiction • 64 Pages • 7.5 x 10 • 75 Color Illustrations Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9780723294429 • June • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

Ancient Greeks Ladybird

Who were the ancient Greeks? Which lands did they conquer? How do their discoveries help us today? Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Each book is packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers—from lifestyles, battles and important characters, to the influence of the past on the world around us today. Ancient Greeks is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything they need to know about life in ancient Greece, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as what the ancient Greeks wore, what they ate and who their leaders were. Childrens: Nonfiction • 64 Pages • 7.5 x 10 • 75 Color Illustrations Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9780723294436 • June • $9.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Penguin UK/Ladybird

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CURIOUS CRITTERS BOARD BOOKS These board books bring young readers face-to-face with brightly colored, fascinating, and fun animals commonly found in their state. Foster the love of nature in your young one through stunning photos of birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fish, and more. Learn about what lives in your own backyard!

Curious Critters Florida David FitzSimmons

“Fun, factual, and fabulously photographed, Curious Critters demonstrates the important role of literature in helping young readers connect with nature.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children’s picture books--Curious Critters, Curious Critters Volume Two, and Curious Critters Marine--have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory. A life-long educator, David frequently visits schools to talk about connecting children and nature. He lives in Bellville, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Regional: South • 24 Pages • 7 x 6 • 24 Color Photos 24 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936607327 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Board Book Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

Curious Critters Texas David FitzSimmons

“Fun, factual, and fabulously photographed, Curious Critters demonstrates the important role of literature in helping young readers connect with nature.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children’s picture books--Curious Critters, Curious Critters Volume Two, and Curious Critters Marine--have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory. A life-long educator, David frequently visits schools to talk about connecting children and nature. He lives in Bellville, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Regional: South • 24 Pages • 7 x 6 • 24 Color Photos 24 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936607365 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Board Book Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

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CURIOUS CRITTERS BOARD BOOKS These board books bring young readers face-to-face with brightly colored, fascinating, and fun animals commonly found in their state. Foster the love of nature in your young one through stunning photos of birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fish, and more. Learn about what lives in your own backyard!

Curious Critters Illinois David FitzSimmons

“Fun, factual, and fabulously photographed, Curious Critters demonstrates the important role of literature in helping young readers connect with nature.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children’s picture books--Curious Critters, Curious Critters Volume Two, and Curious Critters Marine--have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory. A life-long educator, David frequently visits schools to talk about connecting children and nature. He lives in Bellville, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Regional: Midwest • 24 Pages • 7 x 6 • 24 Color Photos 24 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936607334 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Board Book Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

Curious Critters Indiana David FitzSimmons

“Fun, factual, and fabulously photographed, Curious Critters demonstrates the important role of literature in helping young readers connect with nature.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children’s picture books--Curious Critters, Curious Critters Volume Two, and Curious Critters Marine--have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory. A life-long educator, David frequently visits schools to talk about connecting children and nature. He lives in Bellville, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Regional: Midwest • 24 Pages • 7 x 6 • 24 Color Photos 24 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936607341 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Board Book Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

Curious Critters Missouri David FitzSimmons

“Fun, factual, and fabulously photographed, Curious Critters demonstrates the important role of literature in helping young readers connect with nature.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children’s picture books--Curious Critters, Curious Critters Volume Two, and Curious Critters Marine--have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory. A life-long educator, David frequently visits schools to talk about connecting children and nature. He lives in Bellville, OH. Childrens: Board Books/Regional: Midwest • 24 Pages • 7 x 6 • 24 Color Photos 24 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936607358 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Board Book Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

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LIFE CYCLE BOOKS Excellent read-aloud choices for parents, librarians and teachers to pique the interests of young children in the subject of science. The simple, rhythmic text and beautiful photographs make the information come alive! This series pairs excellently with language arts and life science teaching units in classrooms.

Butterfly Butterfly Cammie Ho Perfect for early elementary learners Explore the wonders of caterpillars as they hatch from eggs and transform into beautiful butterflies through stunning photos. Cammie Ho has an Elementary School Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in Fremont, CA. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 27 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 27 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943241033 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Phonic Monic Books

Ladybug Ladybug Cammie Ho Perfect for early elementary learners Follow the life of ladybugs, as they hatch from eggs and grow from grub to ladybug. Find fascinating photographs that depict the different stages of the ladybug life cycle. Cammie Ho has an Elementary School Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in Fremont, CA. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 29 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 29 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943241026 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Phonic Monic Books

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LIFE CYCLE BOOKS Excellent read-aloud choices for parents, librarians and teachers to pique the interests of young children in the subject of science. The simple, rhythmic text and beautiful photographs make the information come alive! This series pairs excellently with language arts and life science teaching units in classrooms.

Duckling Duckling Cammie Ho Perfect for early elementary learners Follow the lives of cute little ducklings as they hatch from eggs and grow to become big ducks through amazing photos. Cammie Ho has an Elementary School Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in Fremont, CA. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 33 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 33 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943241002 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Phonic Monic Books

Parrot Parrot Cammie Ho

Perfect for early elementary learners Step inside the lives of parrots as they hatch from their eggs. Read with rhythm, and follow the lives of young parrots as they grow to become big and beautiful. Cammie Ho has an Elementary School Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in Fremont, CA. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 31 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 31 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943241040 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Phonic Monic Books

Tadpole Tadpole Cammie Ho

Perfect for early elementary learners Explore the wonders of tadpoles as they hatch from eggs and discover their fascinating transformation into grown frogs through stunning pictures. Cammie Ho has an Elementary School Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in Fremont, CA. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 31 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 31 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781943241019 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Phonic Monic Books

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ANIMALS ILLUSTRATED Animals Illustrated is a new series that mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Narwhal

William Flaherty Illustrations by Hwei Lim An excellent resource for preschool and kindergarten learners

Kids will learn about how narwhal raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fact that a narwhals long tusk is actually a tooth! William Flaherty is an Inuit conservation officer and an avid hunter who regularly volunteers with Iqaluit Search and Rescue. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Hwei Lim studied engineering, worked in IT and business consulting, and now draws comics and other stories. Recent published works include art for The Spirit of the Sea, Spera:Volume 1, and the Boris & Lalage stories series. He lives in Malaysia. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 24 Pages • 7.5 x 9 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781772270808 • June • $15.95 Cloth • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

Polar Bear

William Flaherty Illustrations by Danny Christopher An excellent resource for preschool and kindergarten learners

Kids will learn how polar bears raise their babies, what they eat and how they hunt, where they can be found, and other interesting information, like the fact that polar bears actually have transparent fur and black skin! Danny Christopher is an illustrator who travels throughout the Canadian Arctic as an instructor for Nunavut Arctic College. He is the illustrator of The Legend of the Fog and A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds. He lives in Toronto. William Flaherty is a conservation officer and an avid hunter who regularly volunteers with Iqaluit Search and Rescue. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 24 Pages • 6 x 9 20 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781772270792 • June • $15.95 • Cloth Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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Salamander Dance David FitzSimmons

Colorful illustrations bring to life the wonderful world of vernal pools Discover the magic of vernal pools—wetlands that fill with water in the spring and dry up in the summer—by following the annual life cycle of spotted salamanders. From shimmering eggs and wriggling larvae to metamorphosis and hibernation, these ephemeral wetlands are alive year-round, but nothing compares to their spectacular springtime Salamander Dance! Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized nature artist, whose painting and drawings have appeared in a variety of journals and field guides, such as Birds of Brazil and Field Guide to Night Singing Insects, and on numerous covers of Bird Watcher’s Digest. He lives in Madison, WI. David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children’s picture books have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He lives in Bellville, OH. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Nonfiction • 32 Pages • 11 x 9.5 32 Color Illustrations, 32 W/C Illustrations, 8 Diagrams, Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781936607006 • April • $17.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

Next Time You See a Spiderweb Emily Morgan

All of the activities are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts as well as A Framework for K-12 Science Education This book tells the amazing story behind spiderwebs: how they are made by spiders, used for protection and to capture food and moisture. Emily Morgan is an author-educator who knows how to connect with children both intellectually and emotionally. A former elementary and middle school teacher, she coauthors the series Picture-Perfect Science and the “Teaching Through Trade Books” column in Science and Children, NSTA’s elementary-level journal, and is the author of the Next Time You See series. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 11 25 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781938946349 • April $12.95 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • NSTA Kids

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Doodles U.S. Government Coloring Fun Setria James

Learning about the U.S. government has never been so much fun! Doodles U.S. Government Coloring Fun is designed to teach children about the functions of the three government branches and how they work together, historical laws, the levels of government, influential presidents who helped to shape the country, and symbols, songs, and structures that represent the country’s history. This book also has an activity section, which includes a word search, crossword puzzle, word creation activity, a maze, a writing prompt, and a quiz; all designed to reinforce and test lessons learned. It is ideal for citizens of all ages! Setria James is the author of over 20 educational activity-coloring books including Doodles Lone Star State Coloring Fun, Doodles Sea Life Coloring Fun, and Doodles Alphabet Coloring Fun – one of which is a first place winner of the Purple Dragonfly book awards for the Children’s Activity Book category. She lives in Dallas, TX. Childrens: Activity/History • 44 Pages • 8.25 x 10.75 • 35 Line Drawings, 1 Diagram Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781513603100 • April • $5.99 (Can $6.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Doodles Ave

Doodles Sunshine State Coloring Fun Setria James

Discover a state flowing with vast waterways and diverse cultures Positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s history, geography, and geology have helped to shape the state into an adventurer’s paradise. Doodles Sunshine State Coloring Fun feature 35 vibrant images that highlight state symbols and exciting destinations including Fort Matanzas, Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station, and more. The doodles are accompanied by interesting facts, which are reinforced through interactive games and activities, such as a crossword puzzle, word search, maze, and a writing prompt. Setria James is the author of over 20 educational activity-coloring books including Doodles Lone Star State Coloring Fun, Doodles Sea Life Coloring Fun, and Doodles Alphabet Coloring Fun – one of which is a first place winner of the Purple Dragonfly book awards for the Children’s Activity Book category. She lives in Dallas, TX. Childrens: Activity/Childrens: Education Resource • 44 Pages • 8.25 x 10.75 35 W/C Illustrations, 1 Map • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781513603124 • April $5.99 (Can $6.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Doodles Ave

Doodles Buckeye State Coloring Fun Setria James

Fun activities help kids learn about the great state of Ohio Nestled in the midwest, south of Lake Erie, the fourth largest lake in North America and at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Ohio is home to a host of natural oasis and historical sites. Doodles Buckeye State Coloring Fun features 35 detailed images that highlight state symbols and educational attractions including Ulysses S. Grant’s birthplace, The Great Serpent Mound, and more. The doodles are accompanied by interesting facts, which are reinforced through interactive games and activities, such as a crossword puzzle, word search, maze, and a writing prompt. Setria James is the author of over 20 educational activity-coloring books including Doodles Lone Star State Coloring Fun, Doodles Sea Life Coloring Fun, and Doodles Alphabet Coloring Fun – one of which is a first place winner of the Purple Dragonfly book awards for the Children’s Activity Book category. She lives in Dallas, TX. Childrens: Activity/Childrens: Education Resource • 44 Pages • 8.25 x 10.75 35 Line Drawings, 1 Map • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781513603117 • April $5.99 (Can $6.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Doodles Ave

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Knit, Hook, and Spin A Kid’s Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts Laurie Carlson An introduction to the wonderful and creative world of fiber arts and crafts This easy-to-follow activity book is packed with over 70 projects across a variety of fiber arts including knitting, felting, knotting and braiding, spinning, weaving, crocheting, and dyeing. Kids will learn to felt a bag, braid a rug, weave a tapestry, knit comfy slippers, crochet a belt, make and use natural dyes, and make dozens of other projects. Along the way they’ll learn about Viking ships’ woolen sails, the history of rope bridges, Japan’s yearly Straw Festival, the invention of the spinning machine, and much more. Laurie Carlson is the author of over 20 nonfiction books for children and adults including Colonial Kids, Days of Knights and Damsels, More Than Moccasins, Westward Ho, and others. She operates an artisanal yarn store on her farm and speaks to local groups about goats, sheep, and fiber arts. She lives in Dallas, OR. Childrens: Activity/Crafts & Hobbies • 144 Pages • 11 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Photos 150 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781613734001 • June $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Friendship Bracelets 31 Original Bracelets Michele Howarth Over 30 unique projects for kids ages 9 and up This book includes advanced techniques, a wide range of patterns, tips for working with different materials, and enough of a foundation in knotting to allow readers to create their own bracelet designs! Michele Howarth first learned to make friendship bracelets when she was small, and returned to the craft years later to earn a little extra money. She quickly grew unsatisfied with the same old patterns and materials and began designing her own bracelets, using new materials and developing new techniques as needed. For her, making friendship bracelets is an art. She now sells her finished bracelets online at www.quietmischief.com. She lives in Utah. Crafts & Hobbies • 96 Pages • 8.25 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 9 and UP • Grades 3 and UP • 9786055647995 • Available • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Trade Paper • Rights: US, Canada & Australia • Tuva Publishing

My First Machine Patchwork Book Sewing Projects Second edition Winky Cherry Intended for children who are old enough to sew on a machine and have some experience The latest book in the My First Sewing Book Kit series teaches young crafters the backbone of quilting: learning to piece fabrics together. Children first learn how to choose and prepare fabric, make and draw around a template, and sew four patches together into a block to make a pillow or flag. The book then guides them to make more patchwork blocks with squares, rectangles and triangles, sew appliqué, combine blocks and then make the alphabet patchwork blocks of the international code flags. Winky Cherry has been teaching children to sew for more than 40 years. She is the author of the My First Sewing Book series of kits, and a teaching manual and two DVDs based on The Winky Cherry System of Sewing. She lives in Tesuque, Arizona. Childrens: Activity/Crafts & Hobbies • 40 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 • 7 Color Photos 106 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781618470485 Replaces: 9780935278484 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Palmer/Pletsch Publishing

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Mega Builder The Most Complete Guide to Minecraft®™ Secrets, Creations, Hacks, and Strategies Triumph Books Grab your Pickaxe, pick up this book, and let’s get building! Adventure awaits, Minecrafter! From your very first night making torches and a bed to your first Redstone build to defeating the Ender Dragon, this book will put a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips with hundreds of tips, tricks, and tactics. Whether you’re looking for the most advanced farming, mining, and fighting techniques or you’re looking to try out the most awesome servers, mods, minigames, and Redstone creations, Mega Builder has it all and more. Almost anything is possible in the wide world of Minecraft—you’re only limited by your imagination and your knowledge of the game. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Computer: Entertainment & Games • 512 Pages • 6 x 9 • 450 Screen Shots Four-color Interior • 9781629372303 • Available • $24.95 (Can $29.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Triumph Books

Master Builder Junior Minecraft®™ Secrets for Young Crafters Triumph Books The first book dedicated to the youngest of ‘Crafters Master Builder Junior is the perfect starting strategy guide for kids beginning to explore and create in the world of Minecraft. This title contains everything players need to know to begin their adventure, including tips for getting started, descriptions of materials, details about friendly and hostile mobs, mining for everything from coal to diamonds, and how to tackle beginner building projects. Aimed at children aged 7 to 9, this guide is the ultimate introduction to Minecraft. Full-color screenshots will guide players along with easy-to-understand instructions tailored to this younger audience. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Computer: Entertainment & Games • 128 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Screen Shots Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781629372310 • Available $14.95 (Can $17.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: World • Triumph Books

Cybercrafters Minecraft®™ Secrets from YouTube™’s Greatest Builders Triumph Books Get to know the person behind the builds and be inspired by full-color galleries of their incredible creations Millions of Mincrafters subscribe to YouTube channels to see their favorite players build amazing creations. Now, for the first time ever, this book brings those stars up-close and personal. These superstars have gained huge followings both for their builds and their personalities. Minecrafters share their secrets, tips, and tricks for making the most awesome creations in the game. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Computer: Entertainment & Games • 128 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Screen Shots Four-color Interior • 9781629372341 • Available • $14.95 (Can $17.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Triumph Books

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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Minigames and Servers Minecraft Secrets to the World’s Best Servers and Minigames Triumph Books A comprehensive collection of classic servers and minigames as well as brand new trendy servers and minigames to try out The best builds in Minecraft and the game’s most stunning creations — from minigames to giant cities — are found on Minecraft servers. But where to start in exploring the massive maps and multitude of servers available? The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Minigames and Servers introduces the most popular and unique servers and minigames for ‘Crafters to discover. The No. 1 online activity for Minecrafters is minigames. In fact, for some ‘Crafters, minigames are the only way they play Minecraft! Whether you’re new to servers and minigames or you’re an experienced adventurer, this book is bound to introduce exciting places to explore and games to play. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Computer: Entertainment & Games • 208 Pages • 6 x 9 • 150 Screen Shots Four-color Interior • 9781629372334 • April • $12.95 (Can $15.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Triumph Books

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Command Blocks! Minecraft Keys to Unlocking Secret Commands Triumph Books The definitive guide to command blocks in Minecraft The Command Block is without question the most powerful tool in Minecraft, and it’s also one of the least understood by most players. This is because the Command Block cannot be crafted without using console commands—the systems that Command Blocks use are entirely script and coding based. That being said, the quickest, most powerful, and most thorough way to activate many special features in Minecraft is to use Command Blocks. With The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Command Blocks, you’ll learn to: *send messages to an entire server *change the time of day or weather *teleport a person *automate processes This makes Command Blocks immensely useful when creating complex systems, but the intimidation factor scares players away from this awesome tool. Now, the keys to these strategies are available to all ‘Crafters through this book. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Computer: Entertainment & Games • 208 Pages • 6 x 9 • 150 Screen Shots Four-color Interior • 9781629372327 • June • $12.95 (Can $15.95) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Triumph Books

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FOR KIDS SERIES

Gandhi for Kids His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities Ellen Mahoney An in-depth and realistic examination of the life of Gandhi Connecting Gandhi’s ideas and his life’s work to contemporary issues this useful resource for parents and teachers makes Gandhi relevant for kids today. Packed with historic images, the book includes informative sidebars; a time line, glossary, and resource section, along with 21 activities that illuminate Gandhi’s life, environment, and ideas. Ellen Mahoney is the author of Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids and coauthor of Earthrise: My Life as an Apollo 14 Astronaut. She is currently an instructor of journalism and technical communication at Metro State University of Denver. She lives in Boulder, CO Childrens: Activity/Biography • 144 Pages • 11 x 8.5 • 50 B/W Photos 20 B/W Illustrations, Two-color Interior • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 9 & Up 9781613731222 • August • $17.99 (Can $21.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Michelangelo for Kids His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities Simonetta Carr Young art buffs will discover various aspects of Michelangelo’s life and work Art historian Simonetta Carr draws on recent scholarship that challenges the traditional view of Michelangelo as a recluse. Readers will also learn about the complex and fluid era of the Italian Renaissance and how the times affected his life and work. Lavish photos, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, and suggestions for further readings add value, while 21 hands-on activities help young readers identify with the artist and his work. Simonetta Carr has translated several books from English into Italian and has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. She is the author of the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. Childrens: Nonfiction/Art • 144 Pages • 11 x 8.5 • 50 Color Photos, Four-color Interior Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • 9781613731932 • July • $18.99 (Can $22.99) Trade Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Washington, DC History for Kids The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities Richard Panchyk A fascinating journey through the history of America’s capital Chronicling the rich and fascinating history of Washington, DC, this useful resource for teachers and parents, reveals to young readers the city’s remarkable past through 21 handson activities. Children will gather items for a building cornerstone’s time capsule, design a memorial for a favorite president, take a walking tour of the National Mall, and much more. The book also includes a time line and list of books, websites, and places to visit. Richard Panchyk is the author of World War II for Kids, Our Supreme Court, and New York City History for Kids. He lives on Long Island in New York. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Activity • 144 Pages • 11 x 8.5 • 50 B/W Photos 30 B/W Illustrations, 3 Maps, Two-color Interior • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up 9781613730065 • July • $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Trade Paper Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Reg Saunders An Indigenous War Hero Hugh Dolan and Adrian Threlfall The little-known story the first Indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Australian Army, retold in action-packed graphic format. Reg Saunders, MBE not only survived the World War II battlefields in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete, and New Guinea, but excelled as a military leader. He was recommended for officer training and, in 1944, returned to New Guinea as a platoon commander—the first Aboriginal Australian to serve as a commissioned officer. What happened during the war to transform a determined young soldier from country Victoria into a war hero—one who would go on to serve with distinction in the Korean War, and become a pioneering figure for Indigenous rights? Hugh Dolan is a former intelligence officer with the Royal Australian Air Force. He is the author of 36 Days: The Untold Story behind the Gallipoli Landings,and Gallipoli: The Landing, presenter of the documentary Gallipoli from Above, and a general military historian-at-large. Adrian Threlfall is a lecturer in history at Victoria University in Melbourne, and a member of the education team at the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria. A former infantryman in the Australian Army Reserve, he is also the author of Jungle Warriors, which explores Australia’s role in jungle warfare in World War II. Childrens: Graphic Nonfiction • 56 Pages • 7.25 x 10 • 56 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781742234243 • April $19.99 (Can $23.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US, Canada, South America & Caribbean University of New South Wales Press/New South

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The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay Krystyna Poray Goddu An introduction for middle-grade readers to the important American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950). Tracing Millay’s life from her youth in Maine to the bohemian fervor of her early adulthood in Greenwich Village and Paris, this fancinating biography will captivate middle grade readers. Including photos, full-length poems, plentiful letter and diary excerpts, a time line, source notes, and bibliography, this is an indispensable resource for any young person interested in poetry, literature, or biographies of remarkable people in American history. Krystyna Poray Goddu is a former editor at Women’s Day magazine, cofounder of Dolls magazine, and cofounder of Reverie Publishing Company, which publishes books on dolls and toys for collectors and children. She has contributed to American Girl magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and the Riverbank Review of Books for Young Readers and is a regular reviewer of children’s books and writer for Publishers Weekly. She lives in New York City. Childrens: Nonfiction/Biography • 208 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 25 B/W Photos Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • 9781613731727 • April • $18.99 (Can $22.99) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Courageous Women of the Civil War Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More M. R. Cordell Part of the Women of Action series, this lively collection of biographical profiles includes 15 remarkable women from the Civil War era These women took action in many ways: disguised as soldiers, working as field medics, as spies risking death to secure or pass along information, and more. Contextualizing sidebars and Civil War history are woven seamlessly throughout, giving students a clear overview of the war in addition to the spotlight on often overlooked women’s roles. Also included are numerous historic photos, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any student’s or history buff’s bookshelf. M. R. Cordell earned a master’s in writing for children from Hamline University. She has contributed to Cicada, Cricket, Highlights, Read, The Horn Book, and more. Childrens: Nonfiction/History • 256 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Photos, 2 Maps Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781613732007 • August • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Women Heroes of World War I 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics Kathryn J. Atwood Part of the Women of Action series, a commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War This collection of gripping short biographies brings to life the exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries during World War I. These suspense-filled stories are told through the use of engaging narrative, dialogue, direct quotes, and document and diary excerpts. 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. 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 has contributed to War, Literature, and the Arts; PopMatters.com; and Women’s Independent Press. She lives near Chicago. Childrens: Nonfiction/History • 256 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 41 B/W Photos, 1 Map Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781613735954 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Trade Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Women in Blue 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More Cheryl Mullenbach Part of the Women of Action series, a collection of biographies tracing the evolution of women in policing Balancing deeply researched stories of trailblazers from the past with those of contemporary women, Women in Blue serves as both a historical reference and a career exploration resource. Original interviews reveal details of life on the job for various law enforcement positions, as well as practical advice from these remarkable women in the trenches. Packed with photos, sidebars on related topics, excerpts from primary sources, and including a bibliography, source notes, and more! Cheryl Mullenbach is the author of The Industrial Revolution for Kids, winner of the 2015 International Literacy Association Award for Intermediate Nonfiction, The Great Depression for Kids, and Double Victory. She is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and social studies consultant. She lives in Panora, Iowa. Childrens: Nonfiction/History • 240 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Photos Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781613734223 • May • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Warning Signs How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression Brian D. Johnson and Laurie D. Berdahl The first comprehensive parenting guide to violence and aggression in youth Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the “old” risk factors—child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty—have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media, kids’ entitled attitudes, parents’ fear of intervention, and increases in childhood mental illness, disrupted families, substance use, bullying, access to weapons, and social media. They provide sample language for tough conversations with kids and with other adults. Full of specific, practical ideas, this book will appeal to parents who want to raise kind and compassionate children. Brian D. Johnson, PhD, is a licensed child psychologist and professor at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Johnson has been teaching graduate students as well as seeing children and families in private sessions for 20 years. Laurie Berdahl, MD, is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa, and completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Drs. Johnson and Berdahl have two children and together are the authors of 7 Skills for Parenting Success. They live in Greenly, CO. Childrens: Parenting & Family Care/Social Science • 272 Pages • 6 x 9 9781613730423 • August • $18.99 (Can $22.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Chicago Review Press

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Reading and Writing for Urban Survival Jawanza Kunjufu Aligned with Common Core Standards in Language Arts and Social Studies Illiteracy is the precursor to retention, special education, dropping out and incarceration. Young people need to know how to read and they need books that speak to their culture and circumstances. This book helps them overcome poverty, gangs, drugs, homelessness and other social ills. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu has written over 35 books. They include national bestsellers Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Black Students: Middle Class Teachers and Raising Black Girls. He is a national educational consultant to most urban school districts. He lives in Chicago. Childrens: African American Interest/Education • 128 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 Ages 12–18 • Grades 8–12 • 9780910030199 • August • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Trade Paper • Rights: World • African American Images

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CIVIO A Civil Rights Strategy Card Game Reach And Teach Illustrations by Innosanto Nagara A strategy card game that explores the relationship of issues, freedoms, laws, and Supreme Court cases that have both strengthened and reduced civil rights and liberties. Using a handful of cards representing laws, Supreme Court decisions, constitutional amendments, key issues, and freedoms, you are in a race against other players to combine these cards into precedents. The more points you earn, the higher your ranking. In time, you could become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court! CIVIO comes with a deck of 78 cards, each beautifully and uniquely illustrated, 4 blank case cards for customizing the game, and instruction booklets for playing two versions of the game. The game is manufactured and assembled by a worker-owned (and union-labor) cooperative using recycled paper and soybased ink. Innosanto Nagara is the cofounder of the Design Action Collective, a worker-owned cooperative design studio in Oakland, California. He is the author and illustrator of the bestselling children’s book A is for Activist. Reach And Teach, founded in 2004, is dedicated to transforming the world through teachable moments with books, games, toys, curriculum, and other products that promote a more peaceful, sustainable, and inclusive world. The company has won multiple awards for its work, including the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, the David Sindt Leadership Award, the Local Heroes Award, and the Sustainable San Mateo Award. Childrens: Activity/Education • 78 Pages • 3.75 x 4.75 • 78 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781604863444 • Available $14.95 (Can $17.95) • Postcard Book • Rights: World X United Kingdom • PM Press

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Big City Explorer Maggie Li Illustrations by Maggie Li A one-stop guide to 28 great cities around the world, from Singapore to San Francisco, Cairo to Chicago—featuring a detachable compass Join Penguin as he travels through 28 of the most amazing cities in the world. Learn about Istanbul, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, Rome, Berlin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Dublin, Mexico City, Singapore, Madrid, Cairo, Dubai, Sydney, Auckland, Amsterdam, Toronto, Cape Town, Mumbai, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Each city has its own double-page spread including a map of the central district, showing sites, cultural information, hot spots and famous landmarks. Look out for more than 100 special details within the pages waiting to be explored! Packed with information, color illustrations and educational fun, and featuring a detachable compass in the cover. Maggie Li is the art director of the magazine OKIDO and is working on their forthcoming TV series, The Okido Show. Her work has appeared in The Big Issue, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Le Monde, Reader’s Digest, New Statesman, Wired, Time Out, Flamingo magazine and Condé Nast Traveller. She also works with Google, Eurostar, Heineken and American Airlines. Maggie is part of the Zombie Collective. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Novelty • 64 Pages 9.5 x 9.5 • 64 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 4–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • 9781843652748 • May $18.99 (Can $22.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion/Pavilion Children’s

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Castle Explorer Knight Sticker & Activity Book Alice Lickens Illustrations by Alice Lickens Activities include coloring in, entry-level sudoku, wordsearch and stickers—hours of fun for castle and knight-obsessed kids Interactive pages keep young minds engaged with a range of great activities for children to get into the nitty gritty of the subject and absorb information from every page. Whether it is sticking details onto the castle walls, identifying knight’s armor or coloring in the missing details in the castle scenes, little ones will be entertained for hours. With fascinating facts teaching children about the Middle Ages, banquets and life, this is the perfect book for any castle or knight addict! Alice Lickens is one of the few UK illustrators who has been selected by the Sendak Fellowship. She is also the author of Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? Childrens: Activity/Childrens: Nonfiction • 20 Pages • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781909881624 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • National Trust

Flower Explorer Sticker & Activity Book Alice Lickens Illustrations by Alice Lickens Activities include coloring, entry-level sudoku, wordsearch, dot-to-dot and stickering— perfect for exploring the fascinating and beautiful world of flowers Bright, colorful flowers are aplenty in this delightful sticker and activity book. Join in the fun by coloring in the missing petals, matching seeds to flowers, and adding a bee or two to the scenes. Flower Explorer is much more than just a sticker book, there are fun and interesting facts dotted throughout. With dot-to-dot, easy entry-level sudoku which uses pictures of flowers (rather than numbers) and a wordsearch, this is sure to keep little hands entertained for hours. Alice Lickens is one of the few UK illustrators who has been selected by the Sendak Fellowship. She is also the author of Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? Childrens: Activity/Childrens: Nonfiction • 20 Pages • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781909881631 • June • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • National Trust

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The Night-time Adventure Notebook 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 3/4 National Trust Fifty challenges for children to discover the nighttime workings of the great outdoors— with glow in the dark cover elements When the sun goes down, it’s time get out there with these outdoor challenges. Grab a flashlight and a grown-up and try stargazing, bat-watching and hunting for glow worms. Discover how to tell the time with the moon and send secret messages with Morse code. Make snowball lanterns and tell stories round a campfire. Write up your adventures in this notebook. Can you complete all 50? The National Trust protects some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its “50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 3/4” campaign is all about encouraging kids and families to get outdoors, explore and have fun. Childrens: Nonfiction • 96 Pages • 5 x 7.5 • 40 Color Photos, 40 Color Illustrations Ages 6–10 • Grades 1–5 • 9781909881488 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Cloth Rights: US & Canada • National Trust

Get Out!: Nature Puzzles & Games Caz Buckingham and Andrea Pinnington

“If you’re nutty about nature . . . then this beautiful book is for you!” —National Geographic Kids An enchanting nature book filled with fun activities and games for busy little hands This highly original collection of nature-based activities will help to inspire a love of the outdoors from an early age, and is perfect for sunny days out and rainy days in. The book follows the progression of the seasons through the year, and features more than 30 imaginative activities suitable for younger children. These includes puzzles such as mazes, coloring and drawing, riddles, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, and memory games. Caz Buckingham and Andrea Pinnington set up Fine Feather Press to give parents the tools with which to engage their children with nature. Childrens: Activity/Nature • 48 Pages • 7.5 x 10 • 150 Color Photos, 30 Color Illustrations 20 Line Drawings, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–10 • Grades K–5 • 9781908489296 Replaces: 9781908489081 • July • $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Fine Feather Press/Fine Feather Press Ltd

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Cool Nature 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages Amy-Jane Beer Did you know that fish can use tools, and that wombat poo is cubic? This animal-tastic, fact-packed guide to the world of nature contains everything the budding naturalist needs to know. Meet nature’s most fearsome predators, explore the wonders of the ocean, and marvel at the ability of animals to survive in the harshest environments. If you want to get out into the wild yourself, there’s cool practical advice for tracking animals through the woods, using binoculars to spot our feathered friends and making a weather station in your back yard. Learn about why we should all care about endangered species, who would win in a fight between a shark and a honey badger, and where to go to see whales in the wild. Amy-Jane Beer is a writer and science educator on science. She has authored, co-authored and ghostwritten several dozen books on natural history and contributes regularly to BBC Wildlife magazine. Childrens: Nonfiction • 112 Pages • 7.5 x 6 50 Color Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9781910232255 • June • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion/Portico

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Robots 6 Robots to Make and Decorate Roberto Stelzer Illustrations by Roberto Stelzer Easy to build models with simple visual instructions for modelers of all ages, and 50 stickers to add to the designs Making your own robot has finally become a reality with these bright and sunny models that robot heads will love to use to make their own robot world. There are three robots with readymade bright designs and an array of 50 stickers to add, and three more plain robots just waiting for you to customize with paint, pens or the stickers provided. The instructions are mostly visual, making this an easy build for any age. These robots make great craft activities and very stylish finished pieces for any home. Robert Stelzer is a Brazilian designer. Childrens: Nonfiction • 6 Pages • 9.75 x 10.5 6 Color Illustrations • Ages 6–10 • Grades 1–5 9781843653103 • June • $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Board Book Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion/Pavilion Children’s

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How to Be a Cowboy Alice Lickens Illustrations by Alice Lickens The ultimate guide to everything cowboy, packed with fun activities from down on the range—from recipes for Son of a Gun Stew and Gunslinger Beans to varieties of stetsons and mustangs from which to choose This book for aspiring cowpokes contains maps of the cowboys’ favorite stomping grounds, a dress-your-own-cowboy section (with tabbed push-out clothes, colonial spurs, woollies, shotguns—for long rides—and batwing chaps), a boot-stitching workshop and instructions for navigating by the stars like a real life cowboy. And for when you’re ready to become a cowboy, use and choose your own ranch name. Beautiful illustrations and fun activities make this an exquisite gift book to treasure, ideal for aspiring cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. Alice V. Lickens is an illustrator and the recipient of a Sendak Fellowship. Her previous books include Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? Childrens: Activity • 32 Pages • 7.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages 4–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • 9781843652410 • June $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Pavilion/Pavilion Children’s

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The Bumper Dinosaur Activity Book Stickers, Games and Dino-Doodling Fun! Natural History Museum Create your own colorful dinosaurs and find out lots of amazing facts about these fantastic creatures More than 50 engaging activities for curious minds include dot-to-dot, drawing and coloring, spot-the-difference, prehistoric mazes and dinosaur trails. Each activity is accompanied by step-by-step instructions. There are also bite-size facts about what dinosaurs ate, what they looked liked, and where they lived, fully checked and approved by a dinosaur expert. The Earth Sciences Department at Natural History Museum, London, has a staff of researchers and curators who care for more than nine million specimens. Childrens: Activity • 96 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 50 Color Photos, 100 Color Illustrations 50 Line Drawings, 5 Maps, Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9780565093587 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Natural History Museum, London

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Make a Scene: Dinosaurs Hardie Grant Egmont Color in all the dinos, then pull out all the pages to make a gigantic two-sided prehistoric poster! This is no ordinary coloring book. Every page is part of an amazing giant scene. All you need to do is color in the pages, tear them out, then piece them together to make two incredible posters for your wall. Whether you’re roaming prehistoric jungles with your favorite dinosaurs or swimming with terrifying primitive monsters, you’ll have hours of fun custom making your very own Jurassic scenes. This awesome, high-quality, spined coloring book is printed on art paper to best showcase perfect coloring, and will have kids busily creating for hours. Childrens: Activity • 48 Pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 44 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 9781742978468 • April • $10.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont/Chirpy Bird

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Fingerprint Fun Pictures to Complete with Painty Fingertips Illustrations by Jorge Martin Young children will love adding fingerprints to pages to bring a whole host of animals, objects and scenes to life Creative kids can give a cheetah spots, make it pour with rain, or create a dazzling fireworks display, and will have hours of fun transforming this simple book with just a few painty fingerprints. Featuring bright and quirky artwork, this book makes a wonderful gift and is just waiting to be transformed into a memento. Jorge Martin is an illustrator whose clients have included National Geographic Traveller and Time Out. Childrens: Activity • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • 9781780553047 • April $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Saddle-Stitched Rights: US & Canada • Michael O’Mara/Buster Books

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Dress Up Taylor Swift Buster Books With more than 450 gorgeous stickers to mix and match, you can become Taylor’s personal stylist and recreate some of her coolest looks Featuring plenty of real life scenarios, from filming videos to accepting awards, this book charts Taylor’s most fashionable moments. Fans can mix and match more than 450 stickers to create tons of gorgeous new outfits. Packed with beautiful, full-color illustrations, this book makes the perfect gift for any Taylor Swift fan or aspiring stylist. Childrens: Activity • 34 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–3 9781780553870 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Michael O’Mara/Buster Books

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Dress Up 5 Seconds of Summer Buster Books With hundreds of stockers to mix and match, recreate some of the boys’ coolest looks 5SOS fans can become the stylists for one of the hottest boy bands on the planet! They can dress Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton in dozens of different super-stylish sticker outfits, and make sure they’re looking their gorgeous best. The book is packed with real life scenarios that chart their rise to stardom, from their fun-filled video shoots to photoshoots and sell-out arena tours, and full of beautiful, full color illustrations. Childrens: Activity • 34 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–3 9781780553672 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada Michael O’Mara/Buster Books

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Adventure 1001 Stickers Egmont UK

Funny, action-packed illustrations and stickers to use in the activities and on your own adventures This amazing adventure activity book is packed full of coloring, doodling, puzzles and activities, plus more than 1000 action-packed stickers to bring the adventure to life! Childrens: Activity • 48 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405277297 • May • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Adventure Doodle Book Egmont UK More than 100 action-packed illustrations to color in and complete What does the explorer discover hidden deep in the cave? Who is the pirate battling on the high seas? It’s time to create and color your own daring, swashbuckling adventure in this exciting doodle book filled with everything from adventurous explorers and brave superheroes to alien creatures and pirate treasure. Childrens: Activity • 128 Pages • 7.5 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405277303 • May • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Princess 1001 Stickers Egmont UK

Filled with arts and crafts, Sudoku, mazes, and of course stickers, this activity book will keep any little princess entertained for hours This magical princess activity book is packed full of coloring, doodling, puzzles, and activities. Plus over 1001 stickers to bring the fairytale to life. Childrens: Activity • 48 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405277310 • May • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Princess Doodle Book Egmont UK Filled with drawings to finish, jewels to color, and animal friends to create, this doodle book will please any princess What does the magic kingdom look like? Who are the princess’s best friends? It’s time to create your own magical doodles and color a fairytale ending with this fantastic doodle book! Childrens: Activity • 128 Pages • 7.5 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781405277327 • May • $9.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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The Great Extendable Colouring Book Sam Hutchinson Illustrations by Stu McLellan A fold-out family coloring book, full of fun, intricate worlds to bring to life with crayons, markers, or colored pencils This expandable coloring book includes seven great, extendable scenes to unfold and color in. The scenes include: On Safari, Under the Sea, In the Jungle, In Space, Fashion Show, At the Beach, and an Arty Street Party. Create impressive, colorful scenes on your own, with your family, or with your friends—there are hours of inventive fun! Sam Hutchinson is the author of More Hide and Speak English and Neon Nature Colouring & Sticker Activity Book. He and illustrator Stu McLellan have worked together on My First 100 English Words, My First 100 French Words, and My First 100 Spanish Words. Childrens: Activity • 56 Pages • 9.5 x 12.5 • Ages 5 & Up • Grades K & Up 9781909767560 • April • $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Great Extendable Cityscapes to Colour Sam Hutchinson Illustrations by Stu McLellan

A fold-out family coloring book, full of fun, intricate worlds to bring to life with crayons, markers, or colored pencils How do you travel? What does your home look like? Are you “at one” with nature? These questions and many more are tackled in this ambitiously creative coloring book for children and adults of all types and ages. From an imagined city of the future to a forgotten city that has been reclaimed by nature, the huge, extendable coloring scenes in this book fold out to an impressive 27 inches and are teeming with details to discuss and discover as you color. Sam Hutchinson is the author of More Hide and Speak English and Neon Nature Colouring & Sticker Activity Book. He and illustrator Stu McLellan have worked together on My First 100 English Words, My First 100 French Words, and My First 100 Spanish Words. Childrens: Activity/Art • 56 Pages • 9.5 x 12.5 • Ages 5 & Up • Grades K & Up 9781909767621 • May • $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

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Write Your Own Adventure My Book of Stories Deborah Patterson A compendium of story starters taken from the very best stories ever written Mysterious lines from Treasure Island, illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and scenes from The Wizard of Oz will inspire new characters to be created, new quests to be undertaken, and perhaps even an adventurous comic strip to unfold. Within the colorful and beautifully illustrated pages of this book are opportunities to write adventures, to invent new companions for a daring expedition, or to complete conversations with caterpillars. Budding authors will also have journal entries to fill in, letters to write and pictures of new characters to draw. The book is also packed full of fun facts about classic books and their authors, storytelling top tips and puzzles to do. Deborah Patterson writes, edits and produces children’s non-fiction for UK heritage institutions, including the British Library, the Science Museum and the National Trust. Childrens: Activity • 96 Pages • 6.75 x 8 • 100 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 7–12 • Grades 2 to 7 • 9780712356350 • July • $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • British Library Publishing

Write Your Own Shakespearean Tales My Book of Stories Deborah Patterson A compendium of story starters taken from the very best plays ever written Bewitching lines from Macbeth, magical songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and lover’s talk from Romeo and Juliet will inspire new characters to be created, new dialogue to be written, and perhaps even a Shakespearean comic strip to unfold. Within the beautifully illustrated pages of this book are opportunities to experiment with Shakespearean words and phrases, whether writing a heartfelt letter to Romeo’s cousin, penning a new fairy song for Peaseblossom, or telling your teacher they’re an idiot in a brand new play. Budding authors will have stories to write, journal entries to fill in and pictures of new characters to draw, as well as Shakespearean trivia and fun puzzles to complete. Deborah Patterson writes, edits and produces children’s non-fiction for UK heritage institutions, including the British Library, the Science Museum and the National Trust. Childrens: Activity • 96 Pages • 6.75 x 8 • 100 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 7–12 • Grades 2 to 7 • 9780712356343 • July • $15.99 (Can $18.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • British Library Publishing

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Collins Picture Atlas Second edition Collins Maps A beautifully illustrated picture atlas designed to take children on an exciting journey around the world The atlas opens with the continents, then presents a world view of countries before exploring deeper into each country and the exciting places to visit within each. The maps are clear, colorful and perfect for children to explore the world and let their imaginations run riot. This book is ideal for home or school and finding out more about the world while also helping to develop essential reading skills. Childrens: Nonfiction • 48 Pages • 9.25 x 12.0 • Four-color Interior Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • 9780008115395 • May • $14.99 • Trade Paper Rights: US • HarperCollins UK/Collins

Collins School Atlas New edition Collins Maps This introductory atlas for students aged 11-14 is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate students in geographical and mapping skills. An easy to follow introductory ‘map and atlas skills’ section, useful for both teacher and pupil, is followed by clear, easy to read reference maps presented with locator maps, fact boxes and flags, descriptive text, detailed map keys and photos. Carefully selected focus country studies include mapping on contrasting regions and special topics. The latest available country-by-country statistics are listed in a separate section and the index includes full latitude and longitude values. The extended world section in this edition covers such global issues as climate, population, biomes, earthquakes and volcanoes. Color coding of the titling and marginalia aids the identification of the sections within the atlas. Explore the world through accurate and up-to-date mapping. Childrens: Nonfiction • 104 Pages • 8.75 x 12.25 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 5–9 9780008146764 • June • $15.99 • Trade Paper • Rights: US • HarperCollins UK/Collins

Collins Primary Atlas Fifth edition Collins Maps Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this revised edition includes informative politically colored reference mapping of all major world regions Providing an introduction to mapping of all major regions of the world, this reference includes information on map reading skills, the meaning of scale and measuring distances. The reference maps are informative, politically colored, and easy to read with national capitals and major cities easily identifiable. The maps are supported with national flags and basic national statistics. Continental maps are linked to the regional mapping and are supported by a selection of aerial and terrestrial photographs. Continental relief maps show layer coloring and major physical features are highlighted. The index uses a simple grid reference system, and a selection of web addresses is included to help with further study. Explore the world through accurate and up-to-date mapping. Childrens: Nonfiction/Childrens: Education Resource • 68 Pages • 8.75 x 12.25 Ages 7–11 • Grades 2 to 6 • 9780008146757 • Replaces: 9780007484409 • June • $12.99 Trade Paper • Rights: US • HarperCollins UK/Collins

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God Loves Little Me Rebecca Elliott Illustrations by Rebecca Elliott Explore God’s love for his creations in this darling first prayer board book Each page in this adorable first prayer book shows a cute baby animal on a boldly painted background, and is captioned with things that God loves about his creations. Parents and babies are encouraged to mimic the action on the page, wiggling along with the animals. Illustrations by the wonderful Rebecca Elliott make this sturdy little board book a true delight. Rebecca Elliott is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Religious • 5 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 2 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9780745965598 • August • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

God Bless this Starry Night Rebecca Elliott Illustrations by Rebecca Elliott

An adorable first prayer board book that is perfect for bedtime An adorable first prayer book with cute and cuddly pictures, God Bless this Starry Night follows baby as he gets ready for bed. Illustrations by the wonderful Rebecca Elliott make this sturdy little board book a delight. Snuggle down and read along before peacefully snoozing through the night under the starry sky. Rebecca Elliott is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Religious • 5 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 2 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9780745965581 • August • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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Noah’s Noisy Animals

Rebecca Elliott Illustrations by Rebecca Elliott This charming introduction to Noah’s Ark is a wonderful way to teach children about animals and sounds

Who’s that tooting? It’s two enormous elephants. Who’s that snoring? It’s one Noisy Noah. This bright and beautiful first book about Noah includes animals from the ark on each page and lots of noises to add some fun. Children can squawk and roar along as they read. Illustrations by the wonderful Rebecca Elliott make this sturdy little board book a delight. Rebecca Elliott is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Religious • 5 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 2 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9780745965611 • August • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

Not so Silent Night!

Rebecca Elliott Illustrations by Rebecca Elliott A sweet and engaging first book about the Nativity

A bright and beautiful first book about the Nativity, each page features animals from the stable and lots of noises for children to imitate. Illustrations by the wonderful Rebecca Elliott make this sturdy little board book a joy to read. Rebecca Elliott is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. Childrens: Board Books/Childrens: Religious • 5 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 2 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9780745965604 • August • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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Prayers and Verses for a Child’s Baptism Sophie Piper Illustrations by Sophy Williams A gentle and uplifting collection of prayers drawn from the Bible and perfect for a baptism gift A striking and sincere book of more than 40 prayers, psalms, and Bible verses, this book nurtures the newly baptized child with lessons in the way of faith, hope, and love. The prayers are divided into sections on different aspects of living in the Christian faith, and accompanied by gentle, uplifting illustrations. It includes a page for people to sign and write their own blessings, and a dedication page. Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers books, which include Goodnight Prayers, Prayers for the Very Young, and Prayers for a Better World. Sophy Williams has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Cat in the Dark, Polly’s Picnic, and The Winter Dragon. Childrens: Religious • 64 Pages • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • 9780745976150 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

First Prayers for Baby: White Gift Edition Sophie Piper Illustrations by Annabel Spenceley Beautiful prayers for a new arrival, with delightful pictures of cuddly babies This book is full of simple prayers that are delightful to share with a newborn child. Including some traditional prayers as well as more modern ones, it will make an ideal gift for a baptism or christening, and is suitable for a girl or boy. This padded hardback is illustrated throughout with heartwarming, pastel images of sweet babies and their soft toys. Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers books, which include Goodnight Prayers, Prayers for the Very Young, and Prayers for a Better World. Annabel Spenceley is an illustrator whose works include The Faber Book of Nursery Rhymes, The Kingfisher Treasury of Animal Stories, and Yorkshire’s Prettiest Princess. Childrens: Religious • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • 9780745976655 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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My Bible Story Book Sophie Piper Illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic A delightful little gift book for any religious occasion A cute little Bible story book with Dubravka Kolanovic’s distinctive and adorable illustrations. Ten stories are briefly but accurately retold, making this an ideal gift for a young child. The book includes a dedication page and a prayer. Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers books, which include Prayers for the Very Young, Goodnight Prayers, and Prayers for a Better World. Dubravka Kolanovic has illustrated over 30 children’s books, cartoon books, and school textbooks. Her first picture book, A Special Day, won the Landmark Editions Golden Award. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Religious • 64 Pages • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9780745965956 • August • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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The Bible and Me

Lois Rock Illustrations by Alida Massari A beautiful, passionate Bible storybook to inform, entertain, and inspire

Thoughtfully retold, The Bible and Me begins with the faith stories of the Old Testament that tell of God’s unfailing love. The New Testament describes the coming of God’s son Jesus Christ, who by his life and teaching showed how all people could be reconciled to God. Finally, the stories of Jesus’ friends and followers are that of their faith, hope, and love. Each story ends with a prayer, psalm, or passage for reflection. 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. Alida Massari is an award winning artist. Childrens: Religious • 128 Pages • 8 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9780745964959 • August • $14.99 (Can $17.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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The Lion Picture Puzzle Bible Peter Martin Illustrations by Len Epstein

A fabulously fun search and find book using scenes from favorite Bible stories Are you a super sleuth? Have you got an eagle eye? This book is a treasure trove of wonderfully detailed pictures from the world of the Bible. You will have hours of fun trying to find people and objects from ancient times. As you exercise your brain solving the puzzles, you will also become a real expert on the fascinating setting of some of the Bible’s greatest stories. Watch out for the wily fox. He’s hiding somewhere on every page. Peter Martin is a religious educator and the author of Bible Detective, Bible People Factfile, and Jesus Detective. Len Epstein is a cartoonist and illustrator. Childrens: Religious/Childrens: Seasonal • 32 Pages 8.25 x 11.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780745965451 • August • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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LITTLE ANGELS

Prayers for Little Angels Elena Pasquali Illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic A reassuring and sentimental collection of prayers and blessings Here are joyful prayers for every day—each one a perfect reminder of the love and blessing that surround you. This is a loveable collection of prayers and blessings that will make a perfect gift. The soft and sweet angel styling is heavenly! Elena Pasquali is the author of numerous books, including Day Is Done, The Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories, The Lion Nursery Bible, and The Lion Book of Two-Minute Parables. Dubravka Kolanovic has illustrated more than 30 children’s books and cartoon books. Her first picture book, A Special Day, won the Landmark Editions Golden Award. Childrens: Religious • 32 Pages • 6 x 6.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9780745976099 • Replaces: 9780745961224 April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

Christmas Story for Little Angels Julia Stone Illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic

An appealing story that evokes the wonder of Christmas for little children Let the stories of the Nativity bring you all the way to Bethlehem. Meet Mary and Joseph, shepherds, and wise men. Come right up to the manger where Jesus is cradled . . . and know that angels are all around you. Dubravka’s pastel illustrations give this picture book a delightful charm, which can be shared with all little angels in the run up to Christmas. Julia Stone had a successful career in publishing children’s picture books for many years before starting to write for children herself. Julia Stone had a successful career in publishing children’s picture books for many years before starting to write for children herself. Childrens: Religious/Childrens: Seasonal • 32 Pages • 6 x 6.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9780745976105 • Replaces: 9780745969176 August • $7.99 (Can $9.99) • Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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My Bible Dot-to-Dot: Christmas Story Christina Goodings Illustrations by Emanuela Carletti Connect the dots to learn the story of Christmas in this fun activity book The story of Christmas is told in bold scenes with colorful backgrounds—but you have to join together the action yourself. Each page has a simple dot-to-dot outline for you to join up and reveal the character. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, Lift-the-Flap Christmas Stories, The Lion Bible for Me, and the Bartimouse series. Emanuela Carletti is an illustrator. Childrens: Religious/Childrens: Activity • 16 Pages 8.25 x 11.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9780745965703 • August $6.99 (Can $8.99) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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The Story of Christmas Mary Joslin Illustrations by Alida Massari

A sumptuous presentation of the Bible story as it unfolds in the presence of angels 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 a number of books on spirituality, including The Goodbye Boat, The Minstrel’s Tale, and The Tale of the Heaven Tree. Alida Massari is an award-winning artist and the illustrator of Stories of the Saints. Childrens: Religious/Childrens: Seasonal • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780745961163 • Replaces: 9780745969374 • August $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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On That Christmas Night Lois Rock Illustrations by Alison Jay

An unforgettable retelling of the birth of Jesus accompanied by vignettes, borders, and full page artwork This exquisitely illustrated retelling of the Nativity story brings its familiar characters to life. Come and meet the country girl, the village carpenter, rustic shepherds, and three mysterious kings from far away. Gather around the newborn baby and rediscover the wonder of Christmas night. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages. Alison Jay is an illustrator whose titles include 123: A Child’s First Counting Book, ABC: A Child’s First Alphabet Book, The Lion Treasury of Children’s Prayers, Picture This . . . , and Welcome to the Zoo. Childrens: Seasonal/Childrens: Religious • 32 Pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • 9780745965888 • August • $16.99 (Can $20.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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Jesus is Born

Sophie Piper Illustrations by Anne Yvonne Gilbert The Bible story of the Nativity, here faithfully retold in words and pictures, recreates the joy and wonder of the night Jesus Christ was born

The story of the Nativity is read in homes, schools, and churches all through Advent, year after year. The emotion and detail in Anne Yvonne Gilbert’s exquisite illustrations will make this picture book of the first Christmas stand out in the memory with all the awe and splendor that the birth of Jesus evokes. The retelling follows the traditional sequence of episodes and echoes the language of the Gospels themselves. Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers books, which include Goodnight Prayers, Prayers for the Very Young, and Prayers for a Better World. Anne Yvonne Gilbert is an artist and book illustrator. Childrens: Seasonal/Childrens: Religious • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • 9780745965901 • August • $16.99 (Can $20.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

Tales from Christmas Wood Suzy Senior Illustrations by James Newman

“Badger wasn’t looking for Christmas Wood. She was just passing by.” So begins this heart-warming collection of tales about woodland creatures getting ready for Christmas. Christmas wood is full of animals: Badger, Fidgety Fox, Owl (not Wise Old Owl, just Owl), the Rabbit family, Tiny Mouse, and Robin. All the animals are getting ready to celebrate— Badger is looking for new friends, Tiny is making (and eating) gingerbread, and Rosie Rabbit just wants peace and quiet! Five festive stories from the animals in the wood all come together in a sixth story, a fantastic Christmas finale in a barn with some rather special guests. Suzy Senior has worked in publishing and is a children’s book author. James Newman is a children’s book illustrator. Childrens: Seasonal/Childrens: Religious • 32 Pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • 9780745976662 • August • $16.99 (Can $20.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

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Babushka

Dawn Casey Illustrations by Amanda Hall The traditional Russian tale for Christmastime, exquisitely illustrated

Babushka is busy tidying her house when three unexpected guests arrive telling her that they are looking for a baby—a new born king. When they leave Babushka stays behind cleaning and tidying, and preparing a gift for the baby. The next morning when she starts to follow the men she finds that the snow has covered their tracks and she doesn’t know which way to go. But she keeps on searching, and as she goes she gives a gift from her basket to every child she passes who is hungry, or cold, or has no toys. This retelling of a traditional Russian folk tale is accompanied by glowing illustrations from an award-winning artist. Dawn Casey is a children’s book author. Amanda Hall is an award-winning illustrator whose works include The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables, and The Lion Day-by-Day Bible. Childrens: Folklore/Childrens: Seasonal • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • 9780745965222 • August • $16.99 (Can $20.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Children’s

Christmas Stories

Michael Morpurgo Illustrations by Helen Stephens A collection of Morpurgo’s heartwarming Christmas stories, with illustrations by Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark, Michael Foreman, and Sophie Allsopp

In “The Best Christmas Present in the World,” a mysterious letter in a secret drawer brings one night in the Great War vividly to life. Writing home from the front, a soldier has an incredible story to tell. The second tale is “On Angel Wings.” A singing of wings, a glorious light, and a sudden beacon of brightness? It can only mean—can it really?—a visit from the Angel Gabriel himself. When the Prince and Princess marry in “The Best of Times,” joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride’s aching heart. In the new story, “The Goose is Getting Fat,” Gertrude the goose is getting bigger by the day, and Charlie is proud to look after her. But as Christmas approaches, the thought of the grizzly fate awaiting her fills him with sadness. Can he save Gertrude from the Christmas dinner table? Also includes “Mimi and the Mountain Dragon.” Michael Morpurgo has written more than 40 books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, and the Children’s Book Award, and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His books include An Elephant in the Garden, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Seasonal • 240 Pages • 7 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781405269117 • August • $23.99 • Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King E. T. A. Hoffmann Illustrations by Robert Ingpen

Complete and unabridged, and with stunning illustrations, this new translation is published in time to celebrate the story’s 200th anniversary Marie kept gazing at the dear little man, whom she had loved at first sight, and she saw what a kind face he had. His pale-green, slightly protuberant eyes expressed nothing but friendliness and goodwill. And the neat white cotton-wool beard on his chin suited the little man very well, setting off the sweet smile of his bright-red mouth. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is well-loved by many as the inspiration for Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, performed as a Christmas spectacle the world over. The ballet was based on a French retelling of the story, and Hoffmann’s German original is rarely translated in its entirety. In addition to telling the familiar tale of the gentle young girl and her love for the enchanted Nutcracker, who leads the toy soldiers in a battle against the wicked Mouse King and whisks her away to the Land of Toys, the original text also includes the story of the cursed Princess Pirlipat and the hard nut, which explains the background of how the poor Nutcracker came to be. This sumptuous volume, published to celebrate the bicentenary of the tale’s first publication, brings together the complete, unabridged German classic in a new translation by the eminent translator Anthea Bell, with more than 70 breathtaking illustrations by the award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776 - 1822) was a German author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman, and caricaturist. He is the subject and hero of Offenbach’s famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and was one of the major authors of the Romantic movement. Robert Ingpen is a Hans Christian Andersen Medal award-winning illustrator whose works include illustrated editions of Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Around the World in 80 Days, A Christmas Carol, and Just So Stories. Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Classics • 144 Pages 7.5 x 9.5 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • 9781783701841 August • $24.99 (Can $29.99) • Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Palazzo Editions

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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens Illustrations by Quentin Blake “Delightfully illustrated . . . bursting with Blake’s trademark quirky liveliness. There are many versions of A Christmas Carol out in the world; this one, which includes a foreword by the artist, is quite nice.” —School Library Journal “The oversize format, large print and combination of both spot art and full-page images create an accessible layout for those first becoming acquainted with the story.” —Publishers Weekly A beautiful edition of the timeless Christmas classic featuring a foreword and illustrations from the beloved illustrator Quentin Blake

A Christmas Carol is the book that defines the Christmas spirit. Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humor and love for his fellow man. Quentin Blake’s colorful illustrations guide the reader through Scrooge’s lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged edition contains a foreword by the illustrator and is the ultimate Christmas gift book. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Quentin Blake is one of today’s most popular and best loved children’s illustrators. His titles include Mr Magnolia, Mrs Armitage and, of course, the many stories of Roald Dahl. Childrens: Classics/Childrens: Seasonal • 144 Pages 8.25 x 10.5 • 2 B/W Photos, 50 Color Illustrations 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9781843653035 • Replaces: 9781843651659 August • $19.99 (Can $23.99) • Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion/Pavilion Children’s

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Becoming a Mother A Journey of Uncertainty, Transformation and Falling in Love Leisa Stathis Releasing women from the pressure to be perfect mothers, this book explores the often unspoken challenges of caring for a baby in the first year and the complex emotions women experience Throughout the first difficult year of their babies’ lives, many women secretly doubt that they will emerge as the loving, confident mothers they long to be. Here, Leisa Stathis explores this emotional journey. Through shared stories, women learn that they are not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. A social worker and qualified family therapist, Leisa refers to the early days of being a new mother as the “fourth trimester” and includes chapters on such infrequently discussed topics as “The Unmothered Mother.” Perhaps the most powerful message Leisa gives women is a reminder that, as mothers, in among all that we don’t know and feel we are doing wrong, there are many things we are doing wonderfully right. Leisa Stathis is a social worker and qualified family therapist with more than 20 years of experience. Childrens: Parenting & Family Care • 224 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • 9781925048483 • May $19.95 (Can $23.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Finch Publishing

The Baby Book How to Enjoy Year One New edition Rachel Waddilove “Rachel’s flexible yet structured schedule was just the thing for our daughter.” —Gwyneth Paltrow, actress A maternity nurse and mother offers practical advice on your baby’s first year In this revised edition, Rachel Waddilove draws on her considerable professional and personal experience to advise young parents on everything there is to know about looking after a baby in its first year. Areas covered include: needs for the nursery, coming home from the hospital, breast feeding versus bottle feeding, establishing a routine, sleep, crying, and introducing solid food. Rachel also considers the emotional and social aspects of becoming parent. Rachel Waddilove has more than 30 years experience as a maternity nurse and nanny, working with families all over the world including celebrities, politicians, and members of the Royal Family. She is the author of Sleep Solutions and The Toddler Book. Childrens: Parenting & Family Care • 192 Pages • 6.25 x 9.25 • 9780745968582 Replaces: 9780745952130 • May • $22.95 (Can $27.95) • Trade Paper Rights: US & Canada • Lion Hudson/Lion Books

It Gets Easier Surviving Twins During Their First Year Tracey Egan A guide for the overwhelmed, and often exhausted, parents of twins, to getting through that crazy first year Nothing prepares a mother for the moment when they leave the security of the hospital and arrive home responsible for the care of not one, but two newborn babies. What happens next? Reassuringly comprehensive, It Gets Easier is an essential reference that will support and guide parents of multiple children through the myriad choices they have to make (as well as promising that it does get easier). Discover how to prepare in advance; accessible tips on coping with daily life; routines for feeding, teething, and sleeping that suit your family’s needs; and how to preserve self-confidence in that hectic first year. Tracey Egan is an accountant and a former manager in the baby-wear department of Harrods. She is the mother of twins and began It Gets Easier during their nap-time. Childrens: Parenting & Family Care • 128 Pages • 5.25 x 8.5 • 9780285643246 • June $16.95 (Can $19.95) • Trade Paper • Rights: US, Canada & Philippines • Souvenir Press

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STINKY AND JINKS

My Hamster is a Detective Dave Lowe In their sixth adventure, Stinky the genius hamster takes on a mystery—why are the neighborhood cats disappearing? When Bruiser, Ben’s neighbor’s cat, goes missing, Stinky the genius hamster thinks it’s a cause for celebration. But when Ben’s sister’s kitten, Delilah, disappears too, things start to look suspicious. It’s time for tenacious twosome Stinky and Jinks to spring into action once more . . . New talent Dave Lowe’s sixth adventure is brilliantly brought to life by illustrator Mark Chambers in this hilarious read. Dave Lowe taught English for four years in a high school for disadvantaged kids in Istanbul, and has also worked in Malaysia and Australia. He is the author of Squirrel Boy vs The Bogeyman. Childrens: Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • 9781783700318 • April (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Templar Fiction

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MATES & DATES

Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras #1 Cathy Hopkins “These two titles join the recent British invasion of funny, on-the-mark novels that read like a junior Bridget Jones’ Diary. . . . Teen girls will devour these whole; they’ll easily see themselves in each girl’s struggle.” —Booklist “Bridget Jones as a Teen.” —Teen People The first book in the highly successful Mates, Dates series that’s sold over 3 million copies worldwide Lucy feels like everything is changing around her, and suddenly she is required to make all sorts of decisions. Everyone else knows who they are and what they want to be except for her. Worse still, her best friend has hooked up with the glamorous Nesta. Can three girls be best friends? But then the day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, things do start to change—in all areas of her life. Cathy Hopkins is also the author of the Truth Dare and Cinnamon Girl series. Childrens: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781848123663 • May • (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

Mates, Dates and Cosmic Kisses #2 Cathy Hopkins “Brings excitement, tension, and a strong dose of girl empowerment. . . . Cosmic Kisses stands on its own, and it’s not necessary for listeners to be familiar with the first title in the series. For fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Louise Rennison, and Sue Limb.” —School Library Journal The second book in the highly successful Mates, Dates series that’s sold over 3 million copies worldwide Izzie is cool, bright and sassy. And when she meets the gorgeous Mark, she’s on a real high. He’s divine. And he likes her! But why doesn’t he call when he says he will? When Izzie loses her perspective and her sense of fun, best friends Lucy and Nesta try to give her a reality check. But there are some things you’d rather not hear. Cathy Hopkins is also the author of the Truth Dare and Cinnamon Girl series. Childrens: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781848123670 • May • (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Piccadilly Press

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Conjuror Orion Chronicles John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman “An exciting page-turner awash with devils and demons.” —Scottish Sunday Post The first in a new fantasy young adult series from the dynamic team behind the Hollow Earth series Sixteen-year-old twins Matt and Em Calder are Animare: they can bring art to life, and travel in time through paintings. They work for Orion—the Animare MI5—protecting the secrecy of their order and investigating crimes committed by their own kind. It’s dangerous work. But when they are sent to Edinburgh to find a teenage boy who can alter reality with his music, they are drawn into something more dangerous still. For this boy, Remy, is the Conjurer’s Son. And he carries something that could change humanity forever. John Barrowman has worked in television, musical theater, and film, and stars as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood and Doctor Who. His sister, Carole E. Barrowman, is a talk show host and teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are the authors of Hollow Earth, Bone Quill and The Book of Beasts. Childrens: Fiction • 320 Pages • 5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781781856376 • July • (Can $19.99) • Cloth • Also available as Trade Paper (9781781856383) • Rights: Canada • Head of Zeus

Shiver the Whole Night Through Darragh McManus

A small town in Ireland, a chilling mystery, a teenage detective—and a message from the dead After months of misery and feeling ready to end it all, Aidan Flood wakes up one morning to find that local beauty and town sweetheart Sláine McAuley has done just that. Aidan suddenly discovers a new sense of purpose and becomes determined to find out what happened to her. The town is happy to put it down to suicide, but then one night Aidan gets a message, scratched in ice on his bedroom window: “I didn’t kill myself.” Who is contacting him? And if Sláine didn’t end her own life—who did? Darragh McManus is an author, journalist, playwright and screenwriter. He has previously published two adult crime novels: Even Flow and The Polka-Dot Girl. For more than a decade Darragh has written reviews, features and opinion columns for several papers, including the Irish Independent, Sunday Times and Guardian. Several of his short stories have appeared in literary journals across Ireland, the UK and US. Childrens: Fiction • 352 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 16 & Up • Grades 11 & Up 9781471404092 • April • (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

Counting Stars Keris Stainton

Anna has a perfect new life in a new city with new friends—but can it all really stay so wonderful for long? When 18-year-old Anna leaves school and moves to Liverpool, she feels like her life is finally beginning. She’s landed her dream job at a theater, and she’s moving into an exciting (if slightly run-down) house on a street lined with shops, bars, and street performers. Best of all, her roommates are welcoming and fun—what more could she ask for? But her new life is also a little overwhelming. Anna’s job quickly falls through, and she realizes that although her new friends are great, they’re also a little mixed-up. It’s not long before Anna starts using her blog to talk about her experiences, from the hilarious to the ridiculous to the little-bit-scary. But when Anna spills a bigger secret than she can handle, the consequences are all too real. She’ll have to prove she has the mettle to make it in the big city, or risk losing everything she thinks she wants. Keris Stainton is the author of Emmar Hearts LA and Jessie Hearts NYC. Childrens: Fiction • 336 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 16 & Up • Grades 11 & Up 9781471404634 • April • (Can $12.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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Goose

Dawn O’Porter “This teen friendship is brutal and beautiful, flawed and forgiving. . . . Wish she had written this when I was 15!” —Jamie Lee Curtis “Readers will root for the pair and will also eagerly await the sequel.” —School Library Journal on Paper Airplanes In this sequel to Paper Aeroplanes, Renée’s friendship with Flo is tested

A year and a half from Paper Aeroplanes, Renée and Flo have tough choices to make—will they go to university? If so, where—and will they go together? Their friendship will be tested in a way neither of them could have expected. If Paper Aeroplanes was a book about finding friendship, Goose explores whether it’s possible to keep hold of it. Dawn O’Porter is a Glamour UK columnist and the author of Paper Aeroplanes. Childrens: Fiction • 240 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781471400636 • April • (Can $14.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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Awe of Mercury Elon Dann

In this thrilling sequel to Clockwise to Titan, Mo must attempt to escape from the Death Spiral in order to have his revenge Mo is a penitent on the Death Spiral, a subterranean, circular death row. Each day, he gets closer to pen 1, where he will be executed. Trapped with the sniveling Nonstop, and only word games to pass the hours, Mo plans his most desperate escape attempt yet, with a toothpick, the juice of a stomach-destroying chili, and a bucket of urine. Far above the Spiral, the Fartherland—his home—has disintegrated into an appalling civil war. Mo knows this was triggered by the Moth’s liberation, and that he is to blame for the carnage. Mo vows revenge, but each escape is a step into an even more horrific reality than before. Awe of Mercury is the stunning, unflinching conclusion to Clockwise to Titan. Elon Dann studied physics before working various IT jobs. He is the author of Clockwise to Titan. Childrens: Fiction • 608 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781471401190 • April • (Can $14.99) • Trade Paper • Rights: Canada Bonnier Publishing Fiction/Hot Key Books

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Dragon Drool

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Bases Loaded

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The Bex Factor Fiction • 224 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781848121638 $11.99 (Can $13.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Piccadilly Press

Return of the Silver Cyborg Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848123205 $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Piccadilly Press

Dinopoo Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848120587 $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Piccadilly Press

100 Days of April-May

A Month with April-May

Revenge of the Black Phantom

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The Lair of Dr MacDeth

The Man Who Stole a Planet

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Dinopants

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Dinosaurs Offside

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Dinosaur Olympics Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848122406 $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Piccadilly Press

Honeysuckle and the Bees Fiction • 124 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848779693 $8.99 (Can $10.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Templar Fiction

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Dinosaurs in Disguise Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848122680 $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Piccadilly Press

Dinosaur Scramble Fiction • 176 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781848123151 $9.99 (Can $11.99) • Trade Paper Bonnier Publishing Fiction / Piccadilly Press

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Genie in Trouble

Posy and the Trouble with Draglings

Fleur and the Sunset Chorus

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Genie in Training

Petbots: School Shutdown

Petbots: The Great Escape

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Poppy and the Prince

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Suzy P and the Trouble With Three

Me, Suzy P

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Suki in the Snow

Suzy P, Forever Me

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Voyage to the Volcano

The Great Galloon

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Labradoodle on the Loose

A Thousand Water Bombs

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Ride a Cock Horse

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Wartime Nursery Rhymes

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The Potato Chip Champ Discovering Why Kindness Counts

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Stories Fiction • 80 Pages • 4.5 x 6 9780712358767 $12.99 (Can $15.99) • Cloth British Library Publishing

Grimm’s Household Tales

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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

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Having the Courage To Be Who You Are

Spoonful of Sweetness

Stepmothers and the Big Bad Wolf

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Doodles United States Coloring Fun

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Doodles When I Grow Up Coloring Fun

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Doodles Food Group The Eagle and the Rainbow Coloring Fun

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Alphabet Kingdom

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Next Time You See a Sunset

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Title Index Abigail is a Big Girl������������������������� 38 Adventure 1001 Stickers�������������� 180 Adventure Doodle Book��������������� 180 Alex and the Watermelon Boat������ 63 Alfie Outdoors������������������������������� 76 Alfie’s Great Escape����������������������� 90 Alice in Wonderland���������������������� 25 Alice in Wonderland���������������������� 57 Alice-Miranda in the Alps������������� 125 Alice-Miranda to the Rescue�������� 125 Aliens in Space��������������������������������� 6 Ancient Greeks���������������������������� 155 Anglo-Saxons������������������������������� 155 Arctic Rescue������������������������������� 114 At My Door������������������������������������ 96 Awakening���������������������������������� 136 Awe of Mercury��������������������������� 201 Awesome Animal Stories for Kids�������������������������������������� 111 Babushka������������������������������������� 194 Baby Book, The���������������������������� 197 Baby Says . . . No!���������������������������� 1 Baby Says . . . Uh-Oh����������������������� 1 Ball������������������������������������������������ 15 Barry Loser’s Ultimate Book of Keelness!������������������������������� 109 Beauty and the Beast��������������������� 55 Becoming a Mother��������������������� 197 Bella and the Wandering House����� 96 Bella’s Backyard Bullies����������������� 108 Beloved, The�������������������������������� 141 Bible and Me, The������������������������ 188 Big City Explorer�������������������������� 171 Big Red Balloon������������������������������ 90 Big Rock and the Masked Avenger������������������������������������� 102 Billy is a Big Boy����������������������������� 38 Black North, The�������������������������� 138 Blanket, The����������������������������������� 95 Blunderbuss Wanderlust���������������� 51 Bod’s Dream���������������������������������� 72 Bod’s Present��������������������������������� 72 Bookshop���������������������������������������� 8 Boy Kills Man������������������������������� 139 Boy Who Biked the World: Part Three, The���������������������������� 110 Boy with Two Lives, The��������������� 135 Boring Book, The��������������������������� 70 Brick by Brick��������������������������������� 19 Broadway Baby���������������������������� 127 Builders�������������������������������������������� 4 Bumper Dinosaur Activity Book, The�������������������������������������������� 177 Butterfly Butterfly������������������������� 158 Caesar the War Dog: Operation Black Shark�������������������������������� 131 Calypso Summer�������������������������� 149 Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray?������ 53 Castle Chase�������������������������������� 115 Castle Explorer����������������������������� 172 Caterpillar Woman, The����������������� 27 Cats����������������������������������������������� 12 Chase Your Goal�������������������������� 130 Chizi’s Tale������������������������������������ 37 Christmas Stories������������������������� 194 Christmas Story for Little Angels�� 190 Cinderella�������������������������������������� 54 Cinderella�������������������������������������� 55 Cinderella’s (Not So) Ugly Sisters���� 83 CIVIO������������������������������������������� 170 Classic Stories to Share������������������ 58 Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency��������������������������������� 106 Clementine Rose and the Special Promise�������������������������������������� 106 Clock or a Crown?, A������������������ 121

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Coco Banjo Has Been Unfriended�������������������������������� 107 Coco Banjo Is Having a Yay Day��� 107 Collins Picture Atlas��������������������� 184 Collins Primary Atlas�������������������� 184 Collins School Atlas���������������������� 184 Colly’s Barn������������������������������������ 92 Conjuror�������������������������������������� 200 Consider�������������������������������������� 144 Cool Nature��������������������������������� 174 Copper Tree, The��������������������������� 50 Countdown!���������������������������������� 87 Counting Book With Billy and Abigail����������������������������������������� 39 Counting Stars����������������������������� 200 Courageous Women of the Civil War������������������������������������ 168 Cowardly Lion, The������������������������ 44 Christmas Carol, A����������������������� 196 Curious Critters Florida���������������� 156 Curious Critters Illinois����������������� 157 Curious Critters Indiana��������������� 157 Curious Critters Missouri�������������� 157 Curious Critters Texas������������������ 156 Cybercrafters������������������������������� 164 Dancing in the Rain���������������������� 100 Dancing with Grandma������������������ 80 Danger Game, The����������������������� 132 David������������������������������������������� 144 Defend to the End����������������������� 130 Design Your Own Singing Monster������������������������������������� 112 Diary of a Tennis Prodigy�������������� 116 Dilly and the Birthday Treat������������ 89 Dinosaur Disasters�������������������������� 89 Dinosaur Disco������������������������������� 75 Doctors�������������������������������������������� 5 Do Dinosaurs Make Good Pets?��� 152 Dog like That!, A��������������������������� 41 Doodles Buckeye State Coloring Fun�������������������������������������������� 162 Doodles Sunshine State Coloring Fun�������������������������������������������� 162 Doodles U.S. Government Coloring Fun������������������������������ 162 Doom Lagoon������������������������������ 114 Dracula������������������������������������������ 59 Dragon Magic�������������������������������� 92 Dress Up 5 Seconds of Summer��� 179 Dress Up Taylor Swift������������������� 179 Duckling Duckling������������������������ 159 Dwarf Nose������������������������������������ 26 Eagle Inside, The���������������������������� 81 Elves and the Shoemaker, The�������� 61 Emilio������������������������������������������ 134 Emily’s Tiara Trouble�������������������� 108 Emotions in Motion����������������������� 42 Emperor of Absurdia, The�������������� 82 Emperor’s New Clothes, The���������� 55 English Boy in New York, An�������� 139 Fairy Homes��������������������������������������� 6 Fairy House������������������������������������ 84 Fall of the Dragon Prince�������������� 145 Farmers�������������������������������������������� 4 Fastest Boy in the World, The������� 110 Fault Lines������������������������������������ 137 Fennymore and the Brumella������� 133 Final Showdown, The������������������� 103 Find Your Music����������������������������� 37 Fingerprint Fun���������������������������� 178 First Prayers for Baby: White Gift Edition��������������������������������������� 187 First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure��������� 79 Fishing with Grandma�������������������� 27 Fleeced!��������������������������������������� 120

Flo of the Somme�������������������������� 49 Flora the Fairy’s Magic Spells���������� 91 Flower Explorer���������������������������� 172 Flying Bath, The����������������������������� 83 Fog a Dox������������������������������������ 147 Frankenstein���������������������������������� 59 Friday Surprise������������������������������� 92 Friendship Bracelets��������������������� 163 Fright in the Night������������������������ 104 Frog Prince, The����������������������������� 56 Frogs Do Not Like Dragons������������� 90 Gandhi for Kids���������������������������� 166 Gareth Bale: The Boy Who Became a Galáctico������������������������������������� 150 Get Out!: Nature Puzzles & Games������������������������������������ 173 Ghosts on Board�������������������������� 118 Giant Rumblev, The��������������������� 102 Giants and Ogres������������������������� 148 Girl Called Vincent, A������������������� 167 God Bless this Starry Night����������� 185 God Loves Little Me��������������������� 185 Goldilocks and the Three Bears������ 51 Good Morning, Good Night Billy and Abigail������������������������������������������� 39 Good Red Herring������������������������ 135 Goose������������������������������������������ 201 Granimal, The�������������������������������� 85 Great Extendable Cityscapes to Colour��������������������������������������� 182 Great Extendable Colouring Book, The�������������������������������������������� 182 Green Valentine��������������������������� 140 Halibut Jackson������������������������������ 75 Hammer and Nails������������������������� 29 Hansel and Gretel�������������������������� 56 Harvey Drew and the Bin Men from Outer Space������������������������������� 101 Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots��� 101 Harvey Drew and the Junk Skunks��������������������������������������� 101 Hattie the Dancing Hippo��������������� 87 Hedgehogs Do Not Like Heights����� 90 Hello! Farm������������������������������������ 10 Hello! School��������������������������������� 10 Help A Hamster����������������������������� 50 Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov�������������������������������������� 119 Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates���������������������������������������� 119 Hockey�������������������������������������������� 7 Hooked on Netball����������������������� 130 Hop, Frog!������������������������������������� 94 Hot Cup of Chocolate, A��������������� 42 How Do Astronauts Wee in Space?��������������������������������������� 152 How Many Greeks Can You Fit Inside a Horse?������������������������������������ 152 How the Body Works��������������������� 12 How to Be a Cowboy������������������� 176 Hunk and Thud���������������������������� 102 Icicle Illuminarium, The����������������� 126 Incredible Escape, The������������������ 149 I See, You See: Baby’s Day������������� 17 Island������������������������������������������� 123 It Gets Easier�������������������������������� 197 It So Happens�������������������������������� 78 It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!������������ 35 Jack and the Flumflum Tree������������� 3 Jack Versus Veto�������������������������� 103 Jerkbait���������������������������������������� 143 Jesus is Born�������������������������������� 193 J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan������������������� 97 Jungle Trek���������������������������������� 114 Keeper, The��������������������������������� 138 Kensington Reptilarium, The�������� 126

King Arthur������������������������������������ 60 King John and Magna Carta���������� 62 King of Kites, The�������������������������� 86 Kiviuq and the Mermaids��������������� 28 Knit, Hook, and Spin�������������������� 163 Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Home������������� 32 Ladybug Ladybug������������������������� 158 Lara of Newtown��������������������������� 64 Leah’s Mustache Party������������������� 30 Let’s Go to the Beach!������������������� 93 Let’s Read a Story!������������������������� 93 Lights, Camera, Dance!���������������� 127 Lion Picture Puzzle Bible, The������� 189 Little Linebacker, The��������������������� 34 Luna Laboratorium, The��������������� 126 Madness, The������������������������������ 141 Make a Scene: Dinosaurs������������� 177 Malice in Ovenland������������������������ 98 Marly and the Goat���������������������� 128 Marly’s Business��������������������������� 128 Marly Walks on the Moon������������ 128 Master Builder Junior������������������� 164 Mates, Dates and Cosmic Kisses��� 199 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras�� 199 Mayhem and Meteorites�������������� 118 Meet Marly���������������������������������� 128 Mega Builder������������������������������� 164 Melvin Invents Music���������������������� 99 Michelangelo for Kids������������������ 166 Midnight Games, The������������������ 149 Mimi & Piggy’s Adventure In Venice����������������������������������������� 21 Moon Child, The�������������������������� 122 Mountain Who Wanted to Live in a House, The���������������������������������� 46 Moving House, The������������������������ 44 Mr. Bear’s Animal Parade��������������� 22 Mr Bickle and the Ghost���������������� 87 My Bible Dot-to-Dot: Christmas Story������������������������������������������ 191 My Bible Story Book��������������������� 188 My First London Whizzy Wheels����� 11 My First Machine Patchwork Book������������������������������������������ 163 My Hamster is a Detective������������ 198 My Hand���������������������������������������� 74 My Singing Monsters Downloaded��������������������������������������� 112 My Singing Monsters Official Handbook�������������������������������������������� 112 My Singing Monsters Search and Find������������������������������������������� 112 Name Upon Name����������������������� 133 Narwhal��������������������������������������� 160 Next Time You See a Spiderweb��� 161 Night-time Adventure Notebook, The�������������������������������������������� 173 Night Raider����������������������������������� 88 Noah’s Noisy Animals������������������� 186 No Going Back����������������������������� 137 Noisy London��������������������������������� 11 Not Bad for a Bad Lad������������������ 111 Not so Silent Night!��������������������� 186 Nowhere Boys������������������������������ 136 Numerical Street���������������������������� 52 Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The�������������������������������������������� 195 Ogglies: A Dragon Party for Firebottom, The��������������������������� 47 Ogglies Go to School, The�������������� 47 Ogglies of Smelliville, The��������������� 47 “Oh, No,” Said Elephant���������������� 20 OMG... I Did It Again?!������������������ 99 Once I Heard a Little Wombat���������� 2 Once there was a Boy�������������������� 52 One Thousand Words for War����� 148


Title Index / Publisher Index On That Christmas Night�������������� 192 Painting in the Dark����������������������� 34 Pandora Jones: Deception������������ 140 Parrot Parrot�������������������������������� 159 Pear Violin, The������������������������������ 45 Petbots: The Pet Factor���������������� 104 Peter and the Wolf������������������������� 58 Phyllis Wong and the Waking of the Wizard����������������������������� 124 Pilots������������������������������������������������ 5 Pivot and Win������������������������������ 130 Pizza for Pirates������������������������������ 71 Polar Bear������������������������������������ 160 Polly and the Pirates����������������������� 91 Poppy’s Perfect Prank������������������� 113 Prayers and Verses for a Child’s Baptism��������������������������������������� 187 Prayers for Little Angels���������������� 190 Princess 1001 Stickers������������������ 181 Princess Doodle Book������������������� 181 Promise is a Promise, A������������������ 23 Pushed to the Limit���������������������� 129 Pussycat Pussycat��������������������������� 79 Pyramid Peril�������������������������������� 115 Quiet Pirate, The���������������������������� 43 Quivering Quavers����������������������� 105 Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories�������������������������� 111 Raheem Sterling: Red Lightning��� 150 Rampage!������������������������������������ 120 Rapunzel���������������������������������������� 56 Reading and Writing for Urban Survival�������������������������������������� 170 Read it Build it: Skyscraper������������� 14 Ready for Weather������������������������� 16 Reg Saunders������������������������������� 167 Remarkably Rexy���������������������������� 67 Rhythm and Blues������������������������ 127 Robin Hood����������������������������������� 60 Robots����������������������������������������� 175 Rumpelstiltskin������������������������������� 61 Salamander Dance����������������������� 161 Sammael’s Wings������������������������� 135 Sand Witch������������������������������������ 88 School��������������������������������������������� 9 Seahorse�������������������������������������� 100 Secret Case of the Space Station Stowaways, The��������������������������� 98 Secret Dog, The����������������������������� 97 Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs?!!, The���������������� 142 Sensational Senses������������������������� 14 Shadowed Eden��������������������������� 146 Shadow People������������������������������ 88 Shahana�������������������������������������� 134 Shapes��������������������������������������������� 2 Shine��������������������������������������������� 66 Shiver the Whole Night Through�� 200 Shouty Arthur�������������������������������� 73 Shouty Arthur at the Seaside���������� 73 SHRUNK!������������������������������������� 118 Shut the Door�������������������������������� 95 Sir Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Romans and Greeks��� 154 Sister Heart���������������������������������� 100 Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure������������������������������� 53 Snaffles The Cat Burgler����������������� 88 Snake Trap, The��������������������������� 132 Snakes and Ladders����������������������� 91 Sniff����������������������������������������������� 84 Snow White and Rose Red������������� 58 Songbyrd������������������������������������� 145 Space Saver����������������������������������� 89 Spy Cat: Safari����������������������������� 117 Standing Tall�������������������������������� 129

StarMark���������������������������������������� 99 Stella Has Enough������������������������ 113 Still Falling����������������������������������� 142 Stitch Up�������������������������������������� 139 Storm�������������������������������������������� 91 Story of Christmas, The���������������� 192 Story of Napoleon, The������������������ 62 Story of Nelson, The����������������������� 62 Studio Showdown����������������������� 127 Summer Rain��������������������������������� 68 Sunk!������������������������������������������� 118 Tadpole Tadpole�������������������������� 159 Tales from Christmas Wood��������� 193 Talkative Tombstone�������������������� 105 Tamara Small and the Monsters’ Ball���������������������������������������������� 85 Tangled Thoughts������������������������ 143 Ten Blue Wrens������������������������������ 69 Terrible Time Without Tilly, The������ 92 That Dog at the Beach!������������������ 41 That’s What Wings Are For������������ 80 Three Little Pigs, The���������������������� 61 Toy Fairy, The��������������������������������� 43 Tug of War, The����������������������������� 95 This Is a Circle�������������������������������� 77 Those That Cause Fear������������������� 28 Thud in Trouble��������������������������� 103 Thunderstorm Dancing������������������ 65 Tilly’s Big Problem�������������������������� 42 Tokens and Omens���������������������� 146 Tom’s Sunflower���������������������������� 50 Tony the Ferry Riding Pigeon���������� 40 Trust Games�������������������������������� 136 Turbo and Tuxedo�������������������������� 40 Two Unhappy Fish������������������������� 45 UEFA Euro 2016 France Activity and Colouring Book�������������������������� 151 UEFA Euro 2016 France Fact File�� 151 Ultimate Animal Criminals, The���� 153 Ultimate Guide to Mastering Command Blocks!, The�������������� 165 Ultimate Guide to Mastering Minigames and Servers, The������� 165 Ultimate Truth, The���������������������� 132 Undersea Adventure���������������������� 87 Under the Sea�������������������������������� 89 Very Special Snowflake, A�������������� 36 Vet�������������������������������������������������� 9 Vincent Van Gogh������������������������� 13 Voices in Stone���������������������������� 121 Volcanic Island����������������������������� 115 Warning Signs����������������������������� 169 Washington, DC History for Kids�� 166 Wayne Rooney: Captain of England������������������������������������� 150 We All Sleep���������������������������������� 52 Wendel and the Robots����������������� 82 Whales’ Song, The������������������������� 77 Where Animals Hide���������������������� 13 Whetu: The Little Blue Duck����������� 46 While You Are Sleeping����������������� 48 Who is Smiling?����������������������������� 18 WHY?�������������������������������������������� 24 Why do cats have tails?������������������ 48 Why I Love Australia���������������������� 81 Willow Takes the Stage���������������� 113 Wizard of Oz��������������������������������� 57 Wolf at the Gate, A��������������������� 147 Women Heroes of World War I���� 168 Women in Blue���������������������������� 169 Worry Magic�������������������������������� 122 Wreck of the Argyll, The�������������� 133 Write Your Own Adventure��������� 183 Write Your Own Shakespearean Tales������������������������������������������ 183 Yoga Poga Shmoga!���������������������� 36

You Are My Best Friend����������������� 33 You Belong to Me�������������������������� 31 Zoom Zoom Zoom��������������������������� 3

Moonlight Publishing/My First Discoveries������������������������������� 12–13

Publisher Index

National Trust���������������������� 172–173

African American Images������������� 170 Allen & Unwin�������� 63–69, 105, 108, 116, 124, 134–135, 140 Andersen Press���������������� 74, 75, 135 b small publishing������������������������ 182

Museyon���������������������������������� 31–33 Natural History Museum, London� 177 NSTA Kids������������������������������������ 161 Palazzo Editions��������������������������� 195 Palmer/Pletsch Publishing������������� 163 Pan Macmillan/Campbell Books��������� ��������������������������������������������� 4–7, 10

Bedazzled Ink Publishing���������������� 99

Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Children’s Books��������������������������� 3, 11, 82–83, 110–111, 132, 154

Berbay Publishing��������������������������� 78

Pavilion������������������������ 171, 174–176

Birlinn Ltd/Birlinn���������������������� 53, 97

Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group������������ ����������������������������������������� 36–37, 40

Baraka Books������������������������������� 149

blue manatee press������������ 15, 16, 17 Bonnier Publishing Fiction��� 101–104, 111, 118–122, 136–139, 141, 198–201 Brave Mouse Books������������������������ 94 British Library Publishing�������������� 183 Caboodle Books Ltd��������������������� 123 Caramel Tree Readers�������������������� 95 Cardinal Rule Press������������������������� 34 Cargo Publishing�������������������������� 133 Carlton Publishing Group/Carlton Kids ��������������������������������������������������� 151

Peepal Tree Press Ltd.������������������� 100 Pelican Book Group/Watershed Books ��������������������������������������������������� 146 Penguin Books Australia/Puffin AU ��������������������������������������������������� 128 Penguin Books New Zealand��������� 70, 79, 136 Penguin UK�������������� 57–62, 117, 155 PM Press������������������������������ 147, 170 Phonic Monic Books������������� 158–159 Pikku Publishing����������������������������� 93

Chicago Review Press����������� 166–169

Publishing Fiction����������������� 101, 104 Random House Australia����������� 2, 75, 77, 106–107, 111, 125–127, 129, 130–131

Craigmore Creations���������������������� 51

ReadZone Books���������������������� 86–88

Doodles Ave�������������������������������� 162

Red Fox������������������������������������ 76–77

Egmont UK����������8–9, 14, 54, 71–73, 89–92, 112–115, 153, 180–181, 194

Rosarium Publishing����������������������� 98

Eye Books������������������������������������ 110

Starfish Bay Publishing������������� 41–48

Finch Publishing��������������������������� 197 Fine Feather Press������������������������ 173

Strauss House Productions������ 38–40, 50

Flashlight Press������������������������������� 29

Secret Mountain, The �������������������� 35

Fremantle Press���������� 52–53, 96, 100

Triumph Books��������������������� 164–165

Hardie Grant Egmont/Chirpy Bird������� 1–2, 136, 177

Tumblehome Learning, Inc.������ 34, 98

HarperCollins UK/Collins�������������� 184 Head of Zeus������������������������������� 200

University of New South Wales Press/ New South����������������������������� 52, 167

Hogs Back Books��������������������� 84–85

Upstart Press���������������������������������� 79

Inhabit Media������������ 27–28, 30, 160

Wild Iris Publishing������� 156–157, 161

Jelly Pie���������������������������������������� 109

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd�� 149

CBAY Books�������������������������� 99, 148 Central Avenue Publishing������������� 99

Souvenir Press������������������������������ 197

Tuva Publishing���������������������������� 163

John Blake/Dino Books��������� 150, 152 John Blake����������������������������������� 142 Jolly Fish Press���������������������� 143–146 Lion Hudson���������������� 185–194, 197 Little Hare Books���������������������� 55–56 Little Island Books������� 121, 133, 135, 138, 142 Luminis Books, Inc.���������������������� 143 Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation����������� 52, 100, 147, 149 Maverick Arts Publishing���������������� 85 Michael O’Mara/Buster Books������������ ������������������������������������������� 178–179 minedition��������������������18–20, 22–28

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