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CURIOUS FOX

SPRING 2016 CATALOGUE


Welcome to the Curious Fox Spring 2016 Catalogue. What an incredible autumn! Did you see our Wearable Book: Book o Beards on the BBC One Show? If you have ever wondered what you’d look like with a beard, or if a superhero mask would suit you, now’s the chance with our hilariously funny Wearable Books! Spring 2016 brings us some delightful picture books including Too Many Carrots, a story about a rabbit who loves his carrots a little too much and Squirrel Me Timbers – yes, a squirrel pirate on the hunt for HUNDREDS OF NUTS! We also have Baker's Magic, a story about a young orphan who discovers she has magical powers when she bakes! We are especially excited for the release of Lois Lane: Fallout in the UK. The story brings Lois Lane to life as she steps out of Superman’s shadow as a savvy, unafraid and all round awesome protagonist! We have included a selection of our favourite Raintree titles that have proven to be a huge success in libraries and schools all over the country at the back of the catalogue. You can still find our best-selling titles that are to be read, and you can enjoy adventures, laughs and thrills with timeless characters such as Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Batman and Superman! So what are you waiting for? Take a look inside and see where your imagination takes you! We would like to thank everyone who works hard with Curious Fox to make the list such a success. We hope you enjoy our new spring 2016 list as much as we do!

Superfairies

Find Superfairies on pages 32-33

Miles Stevens-Hoare Managing Director

by Jennie Poh

The Superfairies of Peaseblossom Woods use teamwork to rescue animals in distress, bringing together their unique superskills, petal power and lots of love.

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Too Many Carrots 978 1 7820 2415 6 Pages 8-9

Squirrel Me Timbers 978 1 7820 2425 5 Pages 10-11

Superfairies 978 1 7820 2344 9 Pages 32-33

Baker's Magic 978 1 7820 2417 0 Page 38

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The Sapphire Cutlass 978 1 7820 2421 7 Page 40-41

Fallout 978 1 7820 2368 5 Pages 44-45

SPRING HIGHLIGHTS

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BOARD BOOKS

Wearable Books

Baby Face

"This book is both beard-acious and fan-stache-tic" - Bridget Heos, author of the bestselling Mustache Baby

Every baby can be the star of their own book. Your baby takes centre stage in the Baby Face board book series. Just find your favourite print or digital photograph, insert it into the back of the book and let your baby shine as the main character in these playful, rhyming tales. Baby Face books are the perfect bedtime story and future keepsake for every child.

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Fun, interactive board books that children and adults alike can wear like masks, allowing for make-believe games and hilarious snapshot moments!

Read and...

Baby Face Christmas by Michael Dahl 978 1 78202 362 3

Baby Face Pirate by Michael Dahl 978 1 78202 363 0

Charles Reasoner’s Little Cuddles

Book-O-Beards by Donald Lemke 978 1 78202 233 6

Book-O-Masks by Donald Lemke 978 1 78202 235 0

Donald Lemke works as a children’s book editor. He has written dozens of all-age comics and children’s books for Capstone, Harper Collins, Running Press, and more. Donald lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his beautiful wife, Amy, toddling toddler, Cleo, and a not-so-golden retriever named Paulie.

Back-and-Forth Books

Cuddly animals and story time go hand in hand! This charming series of die-cut board books features rhyming text and sweet illustrations. These animal books will become the set you’ll reach for again and again.

Two books in one: read from front-to-back, then discover more fun things to count and name going from back-to-front!

Bear Hugs by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 243 5

Ten Playful Tigers Busy Little Dinosaurs by Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin by Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin 978 1 78202 222 0 978 1 78202 223 7

Honey Bunny by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 244 2

Peep! Peep! by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 245 9

Charles Reasoner has been creating and illustrating bestselling children’s books for nearly 30 years. His imaginative and fun-filled illustrations are colourful evidence of his belief that reading stimulates a child’s future creativity.

Puppy Love by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 246 6 £4.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 0-2 153 x 153mm 10 pages Board Book

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£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 1-4 203 x 203mm 12 pages Board Book

Betty Ann Schwartz worked as a children’s book editor for many years before venturing out as a freelance writer and creator of children’s novelty books. She is the author of the recently published The Splendid Spotted Snake and the bestselling book What Makes A Rainbow? A Magic Ribbon Book. Lynn Seresin worked for years as a children’s book editor before embarking on a career as a freelance writer and concept originator of board books. She also earned her certification as an elementary school teacher, during which time she student-taught in a kindergarten classroom.

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Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his non-fiction, a Teacher’s Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. Dahl currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 0-4 178 x 178mm 10 pages Board Book

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA US/Canada Age: 2-5 203 x 229mm 22 pages Board Book


PICTURE BOOK

Charles Reasoner Peek-a-Boo Books

We Just Had A Baby

Turn the page, peek inside, magical creatures you’re sure to find!

Having a baby, from a toddler's point of view!

Peek-a-Boo Monsters by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 446 0

Peek-a-Boo Pirates Peek-a-Boo Fairies by Charles Reasoner by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 272 5 978 1 78202 273 2

Peek-a-Boo Ghosts by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 447 7

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} Unique perspective: story is told from a toddler's point of view

It’s not easy getting used to a new baby in the house. Everyone in the world thinks whatever the baby does is amazing! And if you aren’t the baby, everyone acts like you’re invisible. This clever, funny picture book is told from a slightly older sibling’s point of view. The observations about living with a new sister or brother are poignant, spot-on and will make even the youngest reader chuckle.

} Perfect gift for a new big brother or sister } Advanced Reader Copies available

£4.99 Territories: World Ex USA • Age: 0-3 • 127 x 102mm • 10 pages • Board Book

Charles Reasoner Christmas Books Peek-a-boo! Charming Christmas fun for everyone.

Peek-a-Boo Santa by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 162 9

Peek-a-Boo Snowman by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 163 6

Charles Reasoner Nursery Rhymes

Charming versions of traditional nursery rhymes.

Little Bo Peep by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 100 1

Hey, Diddle, Diddle by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 097 4

Hickory, Dickory, Dock by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 098 1

Stephen Krensky is the author of numerous picture books, including How Santa Got His Job and How Santa Lost His Job, which both received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. His latest board book, I Am So Brave, received starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. He and his wife have two sons and live in Lexington, Massachusetts.

£4.99 Territories: World Ex USA • Age: 0-3 165 x 133mm • 10 pages • Board Book

Jack and Jill by Charles Reasoner 978 1 78202 099 8 6

£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 0-3 • 165 x 133mm 10 pages • Board Book

Amélie Graux dedicates herself to children’s and youth literature, working with publishers in France, Korea, and the USA. She lives in Paris.

We Just Had A Baby by Stephen Krensky 978 1 78202 342 5 7

£6.99 MARCH 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 2-5 229 x 229mm 32 pages Paperback

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PICTURE BOOK

Too Many Carrots Follow Rabbit's love of carrots and watch how he gets into all sorts of trouble!

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Rabbit loves carrots. Maybe a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cosy burrow. When his friends offer to help, that's just asking for trouble. TOO much trouble! This charmimg and lovingly illustrated picture book shows how friendships get us over the rough spots in life, even if the going gets a little bumpy!

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} Beautiful picture book showcasing the value of friendship over material items

} National publicity campaign in the US and the UK

} Adorable animal characters with tons of appeal including a rabbit, tortoise, bird, squirrel and beaver

} Advanced Reader Copies Distribution

} Perfect for Easter and Spring promotions

Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy lives in London.

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Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson 978 1 7820 2415 6 9

ÂŁ6.99 FEBRUARY 2016 Territories: World Age: 3-5 254 x 254mm 32 pages Paperback


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PICTURE BOOK

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Ahoy mateys! A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can't believe his luck! X marks the spot of HUNDREDS OF NUTS! Set sail for adventure with vibrant illustrations and imaginative rhyming text to discover how exciting a pirate's life can be!

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MARKETING :

} A spirited picture book full of adventure, mishaps, narrow escapes and a humorous plot twist } Pirates and squirrels are popular and on trend } Rhyming text is fun for read alouds, encouraging participation and engagement

} Advanced Reader Copies Distribution } Promotions tied to World Book Day, Squirrel Day and National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Louise Pigott is an author and illustrator from Cambridge, United Kingdom. She received a First Class Bachelors of Arts Degree from De Montfort University, Leicester, in 2009. After graduating, Louise embarked upon a career as a freelance illustrator, working successfully within the greeting card and advertising industries, before pursuing her dream of writing and illustrating for children. Squirrel Me Timbers is Louise’s first solo creation within children’s publishing.

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Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott 978 1 7820 2425 5 11

£6.99 APRIL 2016 Territories: World Age: 3-6 203 x 254mm 24 pages Paperback

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Squirrel Me Timbers


Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies

PICTURE BOOKS

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An endearing and humorous picture book about friendship, authority and reading All the students in the class are assigned reading buddies. Except for Adelaide. She already has one. A bear! And Adelaide is quite persuasive as she explains to her teacher, Mrs Fitz-Pea, and the reader, that bears really do make the best reading buddies. And the bear looks rather friendly (and studious) in these crayon-bright, contemporary illustrations, making this picture book perfect for every collection.

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Baby Survival Guides

} Perfect fit for story time

The only survival manual for toddlers!

} Adorable animal book combined with lessons about reading and interacting with teachers

Adults have THOUSANDS of resources for raising babies. But how do babies survive their parents?! This quirky and colourful picture book series is the first-ever “survival manual” specifically created for babies and toddlers! Packed with funny diagrams and instructions, each Baby’s Survival Guide illustrates the most common of babyhood: Tickle Monsters, Belly Zerberts, Nose Snatchers, and more! Kids will laugh out loud as parents read about (and recreate!) these "dangers" while adults will enjoy the wry humour and "survival guide" parody of these picture books.

} Addresses the importance of early literacy for lifelong success

A Baby's Guide to Surviving Dad by Benjamin Bird 978 1 78202 430 9

SELLING POINTS: } Perfect gifts for new parents and parents-to- be } Takes the popular survival guide concept down to the child's level } Unique positioning and point of view makes these humorous books stand out from the crowd

A Baby's Guide to Surviving Mum by Benjamin Bird 978 1 78202 431 6

Carmen Oliver founded the Booking Biz, an agency devoted to bringing award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to schools, libraries, and special events. She blogs regularly for ReaderKidz, a website that provides teachers, librarians, and parents with the resources and inspiration to foster a love of reading in kids, K-5, and judges children’s writing contents for the Texas Book Festival and Austin Family magazine. Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies is her debut picture book. Carmen grew up in Canada and now lives in Texas with her family. Jean Claude is a self-taught illustrator from Manchester, UK. This is his first picture book.

Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver 978 1 78202 427 9 12

£4.99 MARCH 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 4-6 279 x 229mm 32 pages Paperback

Benjamin Bird is a children’s book editor and freelance writer from St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written books about some of today’s most popular characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, and many more. Tiago Americo is a freelancer graphic designer and illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. Tiago graduated in Graphic Design at UTFPR, Brazil and then worked in the animation industry, receiving several awards for his animation short-movies Cafe La Rochelle and The Chance and the Butterfly. Since 2010, Tiago has worked as a full-time illustration artist, creating children’s books, greeting cards, wall decalls, posters, and game concepts for clients in France, UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Korea, and Brazil. He lives happily with his beloved wife, his dog, and a bunch of cool books!

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£4.99 FEBRUARY 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 2-5 178 x 152mm 24 pages Hardback

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Little Bo Peep and Her Bad, Bad Sheep

PICTURE BOOKS

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Help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep … as usual. What starts out as a simple nursery rhyme quickly details into mayhem. Bo Peep can’t find her sheep, but readers will, and they’ll be coaching Bo from the sidelines as they watch her mischievous sheep swiping mittens from kittens, toppling Humpty Dumpty and trampling Mary’s garden. Dozens of beloved Mother Goose characters have cameos … and all have run-ins with the sheep. Readers will giggle all the way to the end when at last they can finish the rhyme, as the sheep (sheepishly) come home, wagging their tails, of course.

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Fairy Tales Today

} A great nursery rhyme primer!

Traditional fairy tales with suprising twists!

} Cameos from more than 20 traditional nursery rhymes make appearances and all rhymes are included at the end

Fairy Tales Today is a collection of four picture books retelling classic fairy tales with a modern and humorous spin. The books feature engaging illustrations throughout and include modern views on gender roles and diversity.

} Silly humour just right for readers to seek and find on every page

Cinderella and the Incredible Techno-Slippers by Adam and Charlotte Guillain 978 1 78202 314 2 Cinderella does not need a fairy godmother to go to the ball.

Little Bo Peep and Her Bad, Bad Sheep: A Mother Goose Hullabaloo by A.L. Wegwerth 978 1 78202 366 1 14

£6.99 Territories: World ex North America Age: 4-8 260 x 235mm 40 pages Paperback

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Emma Perror's New Clothes by Isabel Thomas 978 1 78202 315 9 Emma Peror is the ballet class terror!

Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer by Kay Woodward 978 1 78202 312 8 Prince Jack is strong, rich, a top trampolinist and very, very handsome … but he is also cursed.

} Funny, colourful and quirky illustrations } Easy to read text with pop out words for fun read aloud opportunities

Hansel, Gretel and the Dastardly Dinner Lady by Isabel Thomas 978 1 78202 313 5 Hansel and Gretel just love dessert. But the world's meanest dinner lady will do anything to stop them.

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA US/Canada Age: 3-5 255 x 255mm 24 pages Paperback 15

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PICTURE BOOKS

Here I Am

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Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise and traffic of a busy city. The boy clings tightly to his special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps towards discovering joy in this new world. “Kim and Sanchez bring to their lively pages the heightened perspectives of the recently arrived...The boy starts out feeling isolated and unhappy, but then embarks on a solo journey through his neighborhood that culminates in the making of a friend and a newfound sense of belonging.”

Flood A startlingly beautiful, wordless picture book.

} Over 50 illustrations } Reader’s Guide available

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Sam is a quiet little boy, and no one knows very much about him. But when it is Show and Tell day at school, Sam has to tell the whole class all about his favourite thing and it is not nearly as scary as he thought.

} Book trailer

} Great gift for children starting school } Perfect for Early Years classrooms

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 5-10 279 x 226mm 40 pages Paperback

Too Shy for Show and Tell by Beth Bracken illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell 978 1 78202 227 5

The Wizard of Oz

SELLING POINTS: } Beautiful full-bleed artwork portrays the effect of a flood on a family and their home

Relive the magic with Dorothy and friends.

Flood by Alvaro F. Villa 978 1 78202 126 1

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} Beautiful retelling of the unforgettable Oscar-winning classic! } Includes stills from the beloved hit movie

} Carries a simple message of hope and recovery

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 6+ 215 x 280mm 32 pages Paperback

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 4-6 254 x 249mm 32 pages Paperback

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} Reader’s Guide available

“A wordless narrative of epic proportions follows a family’s survival as rising tides threaten and then consume their home. Stunning, full-bleed illustrations convey all we need to know about their ordeal: that they make it through the terrifying episode together.”

} Emotions depicted in a sensitive way children will understand } A simple story tackling shyness and anxiety

} Multi-award winner including IndieFab Book of the Year Gold Award (2014) and Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books (2013)

Here I Am by Patti Kim illustrated by Sonia Sánchez 978 1 78202 226 8

} Colourful, sweet and tender illustrations

} Brilliant gift idea } Contains simple text perfect for young readers

The Wizard of Oz by Beth Bracken 978 1 78202 115 5

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£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 3-8 229 x 181mm 32 pages Hardback

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} Beautifully illustrated, wordless picture book

Too Shy for Show and Tell

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Step-by-step Sketchbooks

Little Mysteries

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Seasonal activities for the whole family! Celebrate drawing! Explore common images associated with holidays and learn to draw at the same time. Cool projects and easy to follow instructions in this series will show you how to draw everything from Christmas trees to skeletons.

} Great for Halloween and Christmas } 13 projects in each book plus blank pages for practice!

You’re never too young for a great mystery!

} Sturdy board book format

Join Scooby-Doo in this board book series as he solves mysteries that are always more silly than scary.

} Encourages children to pick up and enjoy the book on their own

} Simple and engaging instructions

} Full-colour, vivid illustrations are sure to keep Scooby-Doo lovers completely engrossed

} Learn how to draw by following the step-by-step guides

} Perfect for introducing first concepts

} Full-colour illustrations Jennifer Besel has the best job in the world - writing and editing books for kids!

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A Christmas Drawing Wonderland by Jennifer M. Besel 978 1 78202 133 9

£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 5+ 260 x 235mm 40 pages Paperback

A Halloween Drawing Spooktacular by Jennifer M. Besel 978 1 78202 132 2

Search and Find

SELLING POINTS:

All sorts of sneaky objects are hiding in these picture puzzlers and they don’t want to be found.

} Great for Halloween and Christmas } Variety of ability searches ensures fun for everyone } Word labels can be used to teach vocabulary } Perfect for rainy days } Parents and children can enjoy together

Scooby-Doo’s Colour Mystery by Benjamin Bird 978 1 78202 266 4

Scooby-Doo’s ABC Mystery by Benjamin Bird 978 1 78202 265 7

Scooby-Doo’s Shape Mystery by Benjamin Bird 978 1 78202 267 1

Scooby-Doo’s 1-2-3 Mystery by Benjamin Bird 978 1 78202 264 0

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DC Board Books

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Fun, action-packed adventures!

} Little ones will love the bright, bold and colourful images

Heroic tales will appeal to little ones and comic book fans of all ages, providing a great introduction to these favourite super heroes.

} Die-cut pages } Read along books that both adults and children will enjoy

} Make great stocking fillers Jill Kalz is the author of more than 70 children’s books.

Christmas Chaos by Jill Kalz 978 1 78202 136 0

Spooky Hide and Seek by Jill Kalz 978 1 78202 135 3 18

£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 4+ 254 x 254mm 32 pages Paperback

BATMAN™ is Brave by Donald Lemke 978 1 78202 311 1

SUPERMAN™ to the Rescue by Donald Lemke 978 1 78202 310 4

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£4.99 Territories: UK and Eire English Language Age: 0-6 179 x 179mm 20 pages Board Book

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£4.99 Territories: UK and Eire English Language Age: 2-5 203 x 178mm 16 pages Board Book

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Theme-based, full-spread, full-colour illustrations offer sackfuls of seasonal search and find fun! Readers are invited to dive into brilliantly illustrated scenes and search for carefully hidden objects.

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Tom and Jerry

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The chase is on!

} Full of laughs and surprises

It’s the classic tale of cat and mouse. Tenacious Tom is forever on the trail of his elusive nemesis, Jerry. These timeless characters will have young readers whooping with delight at their animal antics and interactive text.

} Instills nostalgia in parents while introducing boys and girls to iconic cartoon characters

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Fun, action-packed adventures featuring all your favourite Scooby characters!

} Full-colour illustrations } Scooby-Doo is the most watched animation on CBBC } One Scooby toy is sold every 2 minutes in the UK

} Cartoon Network’s most watched daytime show! Airs in over 15 countries worldwide

} No. 1 kids’ franchise in the Home Entertainment market

} Perfect for reading together

Scooby-Doo and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Zombie by Jesse McCann 978 1 78202 170 4

A Cat is Chasing Me Through This Book! by Benjamin Bird Paperback: 978 1 78202 229 9 Board Book: 978 1 78202 443 9 Tom has tricks up his paws.

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Scooby-Doo and the Fishy Phantom by Jesse McCann 978 1 78202 169 8

Scooby-Doo Museum Madness by Jesse McCann 978 1 78202 171 1

There’s a Mouse Hiding In This Book! by Benjamin Bird Paperback: 978 1 78202 231 2 Board Book: 978 1 78202 442 2 Where is Jerry hiding?

£4.99 Territories: UK and Eire Age: 1-3 153 x 170mm 14 pages Board Book £4.99 Territories: UK and Eire Age: 4-6 228 x 254mm 32 pages Paperback

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Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Ghost by Jesse McCann 978 1 78202 168 1

“One could even sssay you’re a dead ringer for me!” hissed King Shaggunkamen. The mummy had come back to life! “Zoinks! The curse is real!” cried Shaggy. “Like, run for it, Scoob!”

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Shaggy and Scooby ran as fast as they could. “How dare you defile my tomb!” King Shagg hissed in a high-pitched voice. “Ssseize them, my minions!” “Relp!” Scooby yelled. “Rummies!” Just as more mummies came after them, Scooby and Shaggy found an emergency exit. A loud alarm went off when they ran through the doors. Wee-Ooo-Wee-Ooo!

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£4.99 Territories: UK and Eire English Language Age: 4-8 203 x 203mm 24 pages Paperback

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You Choose Stories

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2 NEW TITLES

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} 2 new additions to this action-packed series that allows the reader to choose their own path

A series of You Choose Books featuring Scooby-Doo and his friends Fred, Velma, } Up to 14 possible endings Daphne, and Shaggy! These mysteries feature } Includes full-colour illustrations fun, action-packed stories and full-colour illustrations that allow the reader to choose their own path. In each book, with the help of the reader, Scooby and the gang will solve spooky mysteries and expose common criminals in a truly dynamic reading experience that encourages repeat readings.

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes! Scooby-Doo and friends are already slapping their knees and holding their stomachs, so hop on board the Mystery Machine and join the fun! Learn some hilarious jokes from your favourite Scooby characters, including special sections on monsters, animals, food and travel. Scooby-Doo is up to some funny business . . . are you? What do you get if you cross the Mystery Machine with a bloodsucker?

A van-pire! NEW

} Popular with boys and girls alike, Scooby-Doo will appeal to a wide range of readers } Hilarious jokes accompanied by Scooby-Doo art and custom illustrations are sure to add to the fun } Written by the highly- regarded author, Michael Dahl, who has penned many successful joke books } Scooby-Doo have broad appeal throughout the US and Europe

NEW Scooby-Doo Laugh-OutLoud Jokes! by Michael Dahl 978 1 78202 241 1 Scooby-Doo: The Mystery of the Mayhem Mansion by Matthew K. Manning 978-1-78202-459-0

£5.99 Territories: UK and Eire English language Age: 7-10 190 x 133mm 224 pages Paperback

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Mysteries Action-packed chapter books including striking illustrations of Scooby and the gang.

} Scooby-Doo is the most watched animation on CBBC } One Scooby toy is sold every 2 minutes in the UK } No. 1 kids’ franchise in the Home Entertainment market

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Scooby-Doo: Secret of the Sea Creature • 978 1 78202 109 4 Scooby-Doo: Terror of the Bigfoot Beast • 978 1 78202 110 0 Scooby-Doo: The Case of the Cheese Thief • 978 1 78202 107 0 Scooby-Doo: The Mystery of the Maze Monster • 978 1 78202 108 7 Scooby-Doo: The Curse of Atlantis • 978 1 78202 306 7 Scooby-Doo: The Secret of the Flying Saucer • 978 1 78202 307 4 Scooby-Doo: The Fright at Zombie Farm • 978 1 78202 207 7 Scooby-Doo: The House on Spooky Street • 978 1 78202 208 4

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£5.99 Territories: UK and Eire English language Age: 7-10 190 x 129mm 112 pages Paperback

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Scooby-Doo and the Groovy Ghost by James Gelsey • 978 1 78202 155 1 Scooby-Doo and the Karate Caper by James Gelsey • 978 1 78202 150 6 Scooby-Doo and the Vampire’s Revenge by James Gelsey • 978 1 78202 153 7 Scooby-Doo and the Sunken Ship by James Gelsey • 978 1 78202 152 0

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£3.99 Territories: UK and Eire English language Age: 7-9 190 x 129mm 56 pages Paperback

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Scooby-Doo: The Case of the Fright Flight by Michael Anthony Steele 978 1 78202 460 6

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DC Super Heroes Origins

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Have you ever wondered how Princess Diana became the amazing Wonder Woman? What about young Bruce Wayne's journey to become BATMAN™? How did Hal Jordan inherit the role of sector 2814's Green Lantern? And what about the orphan from Krypton who became Superman? Read all about their journeys in these DC Super Heroes Origins early reader chapter books! Each book is filled with colourful art crafted by DC Comics illustrators.

BATMAN™: An Origin Story by John Sazaklis 978 1 78202 479 8

Green Lantern: An Origin Story by Matthew K. Manning 978 1 78202 480 4

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Batman & Robin Adventures

SELLING POINTS: } Full-colour illustrations throughout } Featuring the most popular DC Comics characters } Origin stories of famous super heroes } Early chapter books, easy to read

SUPERMAN™: An Origin Story by Matthew K. Manning 978 1 78202 481 1

DC SUPER HEROES chapter books feature the WORLD'S GREATEST HEROES including BATMAN & ROBIN. The DARK KNIGHT prowls the shadowy streets of GOTHAM CITY with his partner, ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, putting fear into the hearts of super-villains. With original art by DC COMICS illustrators, these full-colour chapter books will captivate young readers.

Clayface's Slime Spree by Laurie S. Sutton 978 1 78202 354 8

The Joker's Magic Mayhem by J.E. Bright 978 1 78202 356 2

SELLING POINTS: } Over 1.4 million copies sold in the DC Super Heroes series } Movie tie-in: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases Spring 16

Scarecrow's Night- Two-Face Face-Off mare Maze by Laurie S. Sutton by J.E. Bright 978 1 78202 353 1 978 1 78202 355 5

£5.99 January 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 7-9 190 x 133mm 88 pages Paperback

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BATMAN™ Chapter Books Five colourful, action-packed chapter books featuring the Dark Knight and his foes.

Wonder Woman: An Origin Story by John Sazaklis 978 1 78202 482 8 £5.99 January 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 5-7 280 x 211mm 48 pages Hardback

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The Fog of Fear by Martin Powell 978 1 78202 139 1

Mad Hatter’s Movie Madness by Donald Lemke 978 1 78202 143 8

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The Revenge of Clayface by Eric Stevens 978 1 78202 141 4

Robin’s First Flight by Robert Greenberger 978 1 78202 140 7

Scarecrow, Doctor of Fear by Matthew K. Manning 978 1 78202 142 1

£3.99 Territories: UK and Eire English language Age: 8-14 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

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You Choose Stories: BATMAN™

SELLING POINTS:

A series of You Choose Stories featuring BATMAN™, the Caped CRUSADER! These adventures feature actionpacked stories and comic-style illustrations that allow the readers to choose their own path. In each book, with help of the reader, BATMAN solves crimes and takes down his worst super-villains in a truly dynamic reading experience.

Seed Bank Heist by Bright, J.E. 978 1 78202 147 6

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Summer Freeze! by Brandon Terrell 978 1 78202 148 3

The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S. Sutton 978 1 78202 145 2

BATMAN™ Tech

} Full-colour illustrations } Multiple endings and scenarios encourage re-reads again and again!

The Riddler's Ransom by Blake Hoena 978 1 78202 146 9

£5.99 Territories: UK & Ireland Age: 9-11 190 x 129mm 112 pages Paperback

SELLING POINTS:

When it comes to fighting crime, technology is Batman's greatest weapon. From his gadget-packed Utility Belt to his hightech Batmobile, the Dark Knight tackles Gotham's criminal underworld. But does any of his gear have a basis in reality? Or is it merely the stuff of fiction?

} More than 50 drawing projects } Fully drawn, step-by-step instructions for every project

Few things capture readers imaginations like the adventures of their favourite super heroes. From mighty heroes like SUPERMAN™ and BATMAN™ to supervillains like LEX LUTHOR and THE JOKER, fans will learn to draw their favourite characters and learn more about them at the same time. Simple, step-by-step drawing instructions combined with character backgrounds and bonus drawing tips to deliver hours of artistic fun and entertainment. With more than 50 fullcolour drawing projects to choose from, fans will be busily sketching the time away!

} Visually stunning, with a great mix of photos, diagrams and Batman artwork

} Packed with interesting and quirky science and tech facts

How to Draw Batman™, Superman™, and Other DC Super Heroes and Villains by Aaron Sautter 978 1 78202 452 1

} Batman is currently showing on Cartoon Network

Batman puts himself To fight crime, the only The Batsuit is in the line of fire. and all between him thing that stands him, impacts. To protect kinds of lethal y that has armour – a technolog it includes body . centuries the over s of come a long way spans thousand body armour The history of hides and woven animal used tribes scrapes. years. Ancient from cuts and for protection plant material chests with metal their covered The ancient Romans metal breastplates. Full-body into its glory by armour came knights the 1400s. Medieval s from covered themselve metal plates to head to toe in sword thrusts protect against

Medieval knights protected with heavy metal armour.

SELLING POINTS:

} Clear, accessible text brings Batman's abilities to life!

Body Armour

or arrows. and guns Once cannons , traditional were developed the wayside. armour fell by these kinds of To protect from armour would impacts, metal wear. be too heavy to

How to Draw BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™, and other DC Super Heroes and Villains

} 1 million Mattel Batman action figures sold every year bomb suits Soldiers put on armoured devices. before disabling explosive

themselves

have changed, But as weapons Today has evolved too. body armour s protect themselve soldiers and police or soft body armour. with either hard metal is similar to the Hard body armour protects Middle Ages. It armour of the me. and cumberso well, but is heavy is woven out of Soft body armour sewn into vests advanced materials It is much more and other clothing. metal wearing heavy comfortable than used famous material plates. The most is Kevlar. in soft body armour

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Batman Tech: The Explosive Reality Behind Dark Knight Gadgetry by Agnieszka Biskup 978 1 78202 103 2 26

£7.99 Territories: UK and Eire English language Age: 9-15 228 x 152mm 112 pages Paperback

£7.99 Territories: UK and Eire English language Age: 8-14 211 x 279mm 112 pages Paperback

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CHARACTER

SUPERMAN™ 3 in 1

SELLING POINTS:

SUPERMAN™ Chapter Books

Three original, full-colour chapter books in one!

} A colourful, action-packed chapter book with easy-to-read text

Action-packed chapter books featuring the Man of Steel as he defeats aliens and super-villains.

} Contains three great stories } Includes striking illustrations by DC illustrators

7-14

Superman: 3 Stories in 1, Volume 1 by Michael Dahl 978 1 78202 111 7

£5.99 Territories: UK and Eire Age: 7-14 190 x 129mm 144 pages Paperback

BATMAN™ 3 in 1

SELLING POINTS:

Three great Batman adventures in one book!

} The Caped Crusader fights for good and justice in three thrilling stories

SELLING POINTS: } Each book includes striking illustrations } Superman logo t-shirts continue to be top-sellers in both Boys' and Young Men’s clothing

The Deadly Double by David Seidman 978 1 78202 147 6

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Meteor of Doom by Paul Kupperberg 978 1 78202 146 9

When the Phantom Zone Projector’s

Jax-Ur smiled. He aimed the lens at the Man of Steel. “Goodbye forever, Superman!” he said.

Prankster of Prime Time by Martin Pasko 978 1 78202 149 0

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Livewire! by Blake A. Hoena 978 1 78202 145 2

charged and ready to fire.

} The action comes alive in these dramatic, full-colour illustrations by DC illustrators

£5.99 Territories: UK and Eire Age: 7-14 190 x 129mm 144 pages Paperback

Little Green Men by Matthew K Manning 978 1 78202 148 3

lens glowed white, Jax-Ur knew it was fully

} Reading is fun with this easy text in chapter book format

Batman: 3 Stories in 1, Volume 1 by Michael Dahl 978 1 78202 112 4

8-14

7-14

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DC Super-Pets

SELLING POINTS:

From SUPERMAN™’s loyal dog, KRYPTO, to BATMAN™’s heroic hound, ACE, meet the pets of DC comics. The encyclopedia will captivate comic book fans, young and old.

} Comic book-style illustrations

DC Super Heroes Origami Origami projects with your favourite characters!

} Biographies and fun facts } More than 200 pet profiles } Never-before-seen pets } DC Super-Pets history

G’nor t

Green lantern,

stats species: Humanoid dog

space sector 2814

poWer rinG

Green power rings are fuelled by unmatched willpower. The ring has many uses:

SELLING POINTS:

What happens when you combine BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League with the art of origami? You get the most incredible collection of paper-folding projects ever assembled. These 45 models, meticulously designed by internationally renowned origami master John Montroll, are guaranteed to amaze. With clear, stepby-step diagrams and instructions, simple squares of paper transform into Batarangs, S-Shields, Invisible Jets, Green Lanterns and so much more. Also included in the back of the book are 96 sheets of specially illustrated folding papers to make your DC creations truly come to life. When you fold these models, your friends will believe you’re the one with super powers.

Birthplace: G’newt Food: Space bones secret Bio: Born on the planet G’newt, young G’nort

tried to concentrate on schoolwork, but he always spaced out – literally! He wanted to fly through the galaxy as a member

of the Green Lantern Corps. Eventually, his dog dream came true, and G’nort became a protector of the universe, wielding his green power ring against the Sinestro Corps.

creates anything imaginable

} Features 45 easy to challenging origami models releated to BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™, Wonder Woman and the Justice League } All models created and diagrammed by internationally renowned master John Montroll } Perfect for both beginner and experienced origami enthusiasts } Illustrated diagrams make folding steps easy to follow

FUn Fact!

enables Flight

} Includes 96 sheets of specially illustrated folding papers to enhance the finished look of the models

G’nort’s full name is G’nort Esplanade G’neeshmacher! sUper hero pal

GUY Gardner

powers Force Fields

Green lantern, space sector 2814

poWer rinGs!

There are many Lantern

Corps throughout the

red lantern

universe – each with

Green lantern

Fuelled by rage

Fuelled by willpower

oranGe lantern

BlUe lantern

Fuelled by avarice

Fuelled by hope

YelloW lantern

indiGo triBe

Fuelled by fear

Fuelled by compassion

a different coloured

ring:

star sapphire

Fuelled by love

BlacK lantern

Fuelled by death

White lantern

Fuelled by life

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Beppo

Food: Chocolatecovered bananas secret Bio: On the planet Krypton, Beppo belonged to

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stats

ace

Food: Crime fighter crunchies

Ultra-sMell The Bat-Hound’s powerful nose sniffs out trouble. He’s known as the World’s Greatest Dog-tective.

Batman found Ace while solving a case in Gotham City. Unable

stats Alien cat Birthplace: Colu Food: Catnip cake

the Dark Knight kept

Wicked clever

him “The Bat-Hound”. Batman’s partner, not his pet. The Bat-Hound uses high-tech gadgets,

Utility collar

tools and weapons

cat nappin

Fireproof cape Batsymbol

G

Travelling light years through space is a tiring task!

to help Batman solve crimes in Gotham City.

sUper hero partner

BatMan

coldhearted

As a lonely scientist on the planet Colu, Brainiac decided to create the ultimate feline friend – Brainicat! Like his evil master, this cold-blo oded kitty is big on brains and small on heart.

sUper hero oWner

s-shield

loYal Friend

sUper-villain

superstrength

sUperMan

FliGht

Beppo is a high-flyin’ chimp!

shrinKinG cities! Using an incredib le shrinking ray, Brainicat collects entire cities inside milk bottles.

What do you two get when fight monkeys ? over a banana

a banana

Batman has many enemies but one very loyal friend: Ace! When the Bat-Hound’s not fighting crime, he keeps his billionaire master, Bruce Wayne, company at Wayne Manor.

WeaKnesses: Magic

superspeed

springy hind legs

oWner

allies:

Brain iac

MonKeY BUsiness

The Super-Monkey isn’t afraid to have a little fun!

split!

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fuelled by his adopted planet’s yellow sun.

super breath

Kryptonite

secret Bio:

Ace considers himself

a watch dog!

baby Superman escaped aboard a tiny rocketship. He wasn’t alone! Beppo hitched a

strong tail

species:

to locate Ace’s owner, the dog and nicknamed

Superman’s father, Jor-El. Moments before the planet exploded,

ride as well. On Earth, the Super-Monkey has the same superpowers as the Man of Steel,

Brai nic at

secret Bio:

Bat coWl

allies:

superhearing

Birthplace: Gotham City

The high-tech mask protects Ace’s secret identity.

What kind of dog has the most ticks?

heat & x-ray vision

For a miniature-sized monkey, Beppo has gorilla-sized strength!

species: German shepherd

Ultrahearing

powerful paws

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l ship Brainicat ’s specially designed Skull allows the killer Ship kitty to travel the universe throughout . No steering wheel is required for this sinister spacecraft. Brainicat controls the ship with his mind! Its many weapons include red-sun torpedoe capable of making s, Krypto tuck tail and run. Foes:

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DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia by Steve Korte 978 1 78202 102 5

£9.99 Territories: UK and Eire Age: 6-9 280 x 215mm 128 pages Paperback

John Montroll is respected for his work in origami throughout the world. His published work has significantly increased the global repertoire of original designs in origami. John is also acknowledged for new techniques and ground-breaking bases. The American origami master is known for being the inspiration behind the single-square, no cuts, no glue approach in origami. Each model that John designs has a meticulously developed folding sequence. John’s long-standing experience allows him to accomplish a model in a smaller number of steps rather than plenty. It is his constant endeavour to give the reader a pleasing folding experience.

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DC Super Heroes Origami: Over 45 Folding Projects for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and More by John Montroll 978 1 78202 158 2

£14.99 Territories: UK and Eire Age: 8-12 203 x 213mm 448 pages Paperback

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Superfairies by Janey Louise Jones illustrated by Jennie Poh

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NEW

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The Superfairies of Peaseblossom Woods use teamwork to rescue animals in distress, bringing together their unique superskills, petal power and lots of love.

Basil the Bear Cub by Janey Louise Jones 978-1-78202-344-9 No, Basil, don’t play near the river on your own! Superfairies Rose, Silk, Berry and Star rush to help a bear cub in danger.

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Dancer the Wild Pony by Janey Louise Jones 978-1-78202-345-6 Dancer, don’t run away! The Superfairies want to stop a wild pony being nervous for the Summer Fair dance contest, but first they need to catch up with her!

Martha the Little Mouse by Janey Louise Jones 978-1-78202-346-3 Don’t go out into the storm, Martha! The Autumn Queen has ushered in a big storm and a little mouse is caught in the middle of it! Quick Superfairies, to the fairycopter!

SELLING POINTS:

MARKETING:

} From the author of bestselling Princess Poppy } Full-colour illustrations throughout } Lighthearted chapter books make reading fun for early readers } The Superfairies promote teamwork and determination

} Mummy blogger outreach } Advanced mailing } Activity Sheets and competitions, } Social media campaign #Superfairies } Select author appearances

Violet the Velvet Rabbit by Janey Louise Jones 978-1-78202-347-0 That looks dangerous, Violet… A velvet rabbit takes on a dare to ski down Snowdrop Slope, but soon she’s dangling over a deep valley. Hurry, Superfairies, she can’t hold on much longer! 33

£4.99 January/March 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 6-8 197 x 127mm 56 pages Paperback


FICTION SELLING POINTS:

Perfectly Poppy

} Realistic scenarios and low-level text

by Michele Jakubowski illustrated by Erica-Jane Waters

Meet Poppy, your new best friend!

} Perfect as a read-to or for emerging readers

Poppy is just an ordinary girl who is always up for adventure. With best friend Millie and big brother Nick, Poppy finds that even when her plans don't go as expected, every day is perfectly fun.

} Each book contains a recipe or activity, and Poppy's diary offering her thoughts on the day

Robot Races

8-10

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by Axel Lewis

Jimmy Roberts joins the Robot Races, where daring drivers and their super-smart talking robots race through the world's most dangerous places.

} Children – and adults! – who enjoy Charlie and Lola, Elephant and Piggie, Emily Brown and Olivia will love these books

Football Star by Michele Jakubowski 978 1 78202 199 5 Poppy can't wait to join her best friend Millie's football team!

City Farm by Jessie Williams

Open the gates to the feathered friends and cuddly creatures of City Farm. There are so many loveable characters to meet!.

C olours ins ide Outside Surprise by Michele Jakubowski 978 1 78202 201 5 Can she turn this outside surprise into some outside fun?

Poppy's Puppy by Michele Jakubowski 978 1 78202 198 8 Poppy names her puppy Rosie and falls in love with her straight away. 34

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8-10

The Big Bike by Michele Jakubowski 978 1 78202 200 8 Poppy has outgrown her bike and is ready for a bigger one.

Canyon Chaos 978 1 78202 048 6 Rainforest Rampage 978 1 78202 049 3 Artic Adventure 978 1 78202 050 9 Desert Disaster 978 1 78202 051 6

Emily and Patch 978 1 78202 020 2 Zoe and Swift 978 1 78202 021 9 Darren and Basher 978 1 78202 022 6 Katie and the Ducklings 978 1 78202 023 3 Laura and Silky 978 1 78202 024 0 Sammi and Dusty 978 1 78202 025 7

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£4.99 Territories: World Age: 8-10 B-format 144/160 pages Paperback


FICTION

Hyperspace High

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown

by Zac Harrison

by Vicki Lockwood

When John Riley catches the wrong bus, he ends up on Hyperspace High – an amazing school on a spaceship! – but can he prove he deserves a place?

Roll up! Roll up! Meet Lizzie Brown, the circus's youngest ever fortune-teller!

Crash Landing 978 1 78202 000 4 Frozen Enemies 978 1 78202 001 1 Robot Warriors 978 1 78202 002 8 Warlord's Revenge 978 1 78202 003 5 Galactic Battle 978 1 78202 004 2 Space Plague 978 1 78202 005 9

9-12

Bestseller

£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 9-12 B-format 192/208/244 pages Paperback

Secrets and Spies by Jo Macauley

Treason 978 1 78202 040 0 Will Beth be able to unravel the plot to kill the King before it's too late?

Plague 978 1 78202 041 7 Will Beth survive long enough to find out who is plotting to kill the king?

Inferno 978 1 78202 042 4 Can Beth save a girl held hostage before London goes up in smoke? 36

New World 978 1 78202 043 1 How far will Beth go to track down a traitor?

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 9-12 B-format 224/240 pages Paperback

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound 978 1 78202 065 3 Circus fortune-teller Lizzie Brown decides to confront the 'devil's hound'.

Publishers Weekly

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Ghost Ship 978 1 78202 066 0 The Maharaja Duleep Singh invites Fitzy's Travelling Circus to Whitby.

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Fairy Child 978 1 78202 067 7 Lizzie Brown and Fitzy's Travelling Circus are guests of the Earl of Galloway.

£5.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 9-12 B-format 240-256 pages Paperback

Roller Girls

12-18

Beth Johnson is a talented and beautiful young actress. She is also a spy. The year is 1664 and all is not well in the bustling city of London. There are those who would gladly kill King Charles II and destroy the monarchy.

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom 978 1 78202 252 7 Lizzie Brown has escaped the slums of Victorian London and joined Fitzy's Travelling Circus.

“Lockwood's spirited tale is filled with colourful characters, beginning with determined Lizzie herself, and a steady sense of suspense and mystery pushes the story forward."

by Megan Sparks

Get your skates on for friendship, crushes and roller derby!

Falling Hard 978 1 78202 032 5 Will Annie be tough enough to cope with her new life on and off the track?

9-12

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FICTION

Hell's Belles 978 1 78202 033 2 The Liberty Belles are finally on a winning streak but Annie sprains her ankle – will it heal in time for the bout?

Boot Camp Blues 978 1 78202 035 6 Tensions run high as the Liberty Belles compete with each other for an all-star position.

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In A Jam 978 1 78202 034 9 Annie has a boyfriend and the Liberty Belles are at the top of the league – but are they getting overconfident?

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 12-18 B-format 192/208 pages Paperback


Baker's Magic

FICTION

Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom

NEW

by Diane Zahler

Bee is an orphan, alone in a poor, crumbling kingdom. In desperation, she steals a bun from a bakery. To Bee’s surprise, the baker offers her a place at his shop. As she learns to bake, Bee discovers that she has a magical power. When a new friend desperately needs her help against an evil mage, Bee wonders what a small orphan girl with only a small bit of magic can do. Bee’s journey to help her friend becomes a journey to save the kingdom, and a discovery of the meaning of family.

by Malcolm Judge

JJ

9-12

9-12

FICTION

JJ

Meet Jonny, your undercover schoolboy reporter! When a new head teacher arrives halfway through term, Jonny smells a rat. He’s determined to get to the bottom of it, because Jonny Jakes investigates the same way he eats his hamburgers: with relish.

SELLING POINTS: } The comedy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid mixed with the snark of Artemis Fowl } Jonny Jakes is a comic character many boys will identify with

Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom 978 1 78202 323 4

} Fun, engaging illustrations encourage reluctant readers

} Fantasy, magic and baking combine to create the perfect middle-grade adventure story } Baking is a popular trend: there are over 30 dessert, baking and pastry related shows in the UK and USA MARKETING:

Kirkus

} Advanced Reader Copy mailing } Exciting giveaways

Diane Zahler is the author of four middle-grade fairy-tale retellings: The Thirteenth Princess, A True Princess, Princess of the Wild Swans, and Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters. She has also written two nonfiction books for older readers, The Black Death and Than Shwe’s Burma, and a nearly infinite quantity of textbook materials for elementary and high school students. She’s made her home in Seattle, Morgantown, Ithaca, Solana Beach, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Belgium, but now lives with her husband and dog in an old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley. She really likes baking—and eating what she bakes.

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Baker's Magic 978 1 78202 417 0

£6.99 February 2016 Territories: World ex North America Age: 9-11 198 x 129mm 336 pages Paperback

9-12

} Reader's Guide and Reading Group Questions available

SELLING POINTS:

“A sweet, magical, environmentally conscious adventure”

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 9-12 198 x 129mm 240 pages Paperback

Jonny Jakes Investigates the Old School Ghoul

NEW

by Malcolm Judge

It’s been over a hundred years since Head Teacher Victory Piggot terrified his last pupil, but now he’s back. Sort of. It’s up to Jonny to investigate, before Piggot unleashes unspeakable horrors on the school (including extra PE lessons).

Malcolm Judge lives in a large Cumbrian village with his wife and three sons. When he's not teaching drama he enjoys cycling and refereeing at the local rugby club. Besides writing, he still likes the idea of becoming an international film star when he grows up.

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Jonny Jakes Investigates the Old School Ghoul 978 1 78202 464 4

£6.99 June 2016 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 9-12 198 x 129mm 240 pages Paperback


FICTION

Introducing the eagerly awaited

Diamond Thief Trilogy!

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

The Diamond Thief 978 1 78202 453 8

£6.99 January 2016 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 9-11 198 x 129mm 288 pages Paperback

No one performs on the circus trapeze like Rémy Brunel. But Rémy also leads another life, prowling through the backstreets of Victorian London as a jewel thief. When she is forced to steal one of the world’s most valuable diamonds, she uncovers a world of treachery and fiendish plots.

The Ruby Airship

The Ruby Airship 978 1 78202 454 5

£6.99 January 2016 Territories: World ex USA Age: 9-11 198 x 129mm 304 pages Paperback

by Sharon Gosling

Rémy has left her life as a jewel thief behind, but doubts young detective Thaddeus Rec will ever trust her. When an old friend appears, she decides to return with him to France. But Thaddeus knows something is wrong and must risk a journey by airship to win Rémy back.

SELLING POINTS: } Fast-paced steampunk novel offers the perfect blend of adventure and romance

The Sapphire Cutlass

The Sapphire Cutlass 978 1 78202 421 7

£6.99 April 2016 Territories: World ex USA Age: 11-16 198 x 129mm 272 pages Paperback

by Sharon Gosling

Rémy and the Ruby Airship’s crew have travelled deep into the Indian jungle to learn the truth behind the mysterious Sapphire Cutlass. Rémy is torn between helping her friends and finding her twin brother. Will her choice put everyone in danger? 40

} Readers will escape to the exciting era of Victorian England } Strong female main character: she's fiesty and independent } Thrilling conclusion to the Diamond Thief trilogy

Sharon Gosling always wanted to be a writer. She started as an entertainment journalist, writing about television series such as Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. Her first novel was published under a pen name in 2010. Sharon and her husband live in a very small cottage in a very remote village in the north of England, surrounded by sheep-dotted fells. The village has its own vampire, although Sharon hasn’t met it yet. The cat might have, but he seems to have been sworn to secrecy and won’t say a thing.

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FICTION

The Baking Life of Amelie Day

Alex As Well

by Vanessa Curtis

by Alyssa Brugman

Amelie has cystic fibrosis but it does not define her. She will win Best Teen Baker of the Year!

Alex has both male and female reproductive organs. Raised as a boy by his parents, Alex makes an announcement one night that will change everything and no one knows how to react, least of all her parents.

Bestseller

Determined not to let her condition or her mum stop her taking part in Britain's biggest teen baking competition, Amelie musters all her flour power, but will it be enough to get her there?

“The book ended perfectly which tops off my overall ten out of ten opinion for this novel.”

“A beautiful blend of humour and sadness. A book that will have you reaching for your spatula before you know it.” Serendipity Reviews

guardian.co.uk “Innovative and witty.”

“...sweet and fun and made my mouth water at the same time as shining a bit of light on cystic fibrosis in a way that I might not have otherwise come across.” Fluttering Butterflies

The Telegraph

Vanessa Curtis is the award-winning author of several children's books including The Earth Is Singing. Her debut novel, Zelah Green: Who says I'm a freak? won the Manchester Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstones Children's prize, the 2010 Young Minds awards, the NASEN/TLS awards and longlisted for the 2010 Branford Boase award.

The Baking Life of Amelie Day 978 1 78202 166 7

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA English Age: 9-14 B-format 176 pages Paperback

£6.99 Territories: British Commonwealth (excl. Canada, Australia & New Zealand) Age: 14-18 B-format Alex As Well 216 pages 978 1 78202 089 9 Paperback

Alyssa Brugman has written several books for young adults. She lives in the Hunter Valley, Australia, with her partner and three children. She has recently acquired a PhD from the University of Canberra.

Amber

The Serpent House by Bea Davenport

by Julie Sykes

Hexer Hall servant girl Annie discovers she can travel back in time to when the Hall was a leper hospital, run by a sinister doctor. Annie never wants to return, but Lady Hexer demands she steals the doctor's book of cures. Summoning courage, Annie travels back in time again...

Amber has lost her memory and the only clues to her identity are a mobile phone in her pocket and a beautiful amber necklace around her neck. This intriguing and surprising novel will have readers gasping with disbelief as the truth about Amber is revealed...

“A chilling time-slip story with a strong sense of the past and full of magic and mystery.”

“Sykes has written a fantastic novel!"

12-18

9-12

Bestseller

14-18

9-14

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Amber, MileLongBookShelf.com

Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

Bea Davenport teaches creative writing classes and lives near Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland with her partner and children.

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£6.99 Territories: World Age: 9-12 B-format 288 pages Paperback

Julie Sykes is the author of many books, including the best-selling Silver Dolphins series. Julie lives in the south of England with her family, their pet wolf and a few goldfish.

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Amber 978 1 78202 059 2

£6.99 Territories: British Commonwealth Age: 12-18 B-format 304 pages Paperback


FALLOUT

FICTION

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14-18

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NEW

by Gwenda Bond

In the tradition of whipsmart, funny - and strong - girls like Veronica Mars and Buffy Summers, this series brings Lois Lane to life. Reimagined as a contemporary teenager, Lois steps out from SUPERMAN™'s shadow as a savvy, unafraid and all-round awesome protagonist. Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis and she's determined to stay quiet. Fit in. Maybe make a friend. As soon as she walks into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind somehow, via the high-tech immersive video game they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But even she needs help sometimes. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a-friend, someone she knows only by his screen name, SmallvilleGuy...

"Step aside Katniss: it’s time for a teenage journalist to take over." The Hollywood Reporter STARRED REVIEW! "Readers are in for a treat. A spectacular prose start for DC Comics' spectacular lady." Kirkus Reviews "It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's Lois Lane, boldly following clues wherever they lead, taking readers along for a thrilling ride." Chicago Tribune

MARKETING:

SELLING POINTS:

} Social media campaign using #LoisLaneFallout } YA Blogger Outreach } Advanced Reader Copies, } National Publicity Campaign } Cross promotion with DC Comics

on a Wire } From the acclaimed author of Girl appeal to } The smart, savvy protagonist will and Liars Little y Prett s, fans of Veronica Mar er Slay pire Vam Buffy the y of the } Superman movies prove popularit comic-book character

Gwenda Bond is an author of the young adult books Girl on a Wire, The Woken Gods and Blackwood. She has also written for Publishers Weekly, Locus, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, and has been a guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition. She has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ program in writing for children and young adults. Gwenda lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie, Hemingway the Cat, Polydactyl, Miss Emma the Dog-Girl and Puck the Puppy.

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Fallout 978 1 78202 368 5 45

£6.99 MARCH 2016 Territories: UK Age: 14-18 198 x 129mm 304 pages Paperback


FICTION

Diary of a Mall Girl

Grace and the Guiltless

by Luisa Plaja

by Erin Johnson

Fifteen-year-old Molly lives in the residential wing of her local mall, and mysterious twins Jewel and Jasper have just moved in upstairs. As Molly grows closer to them, she and her friends are determined to find out their secret. Will their prying spoil Molly's chances of happiness?

In one devastating night, Grace Milton’s peaceful life on a horse ranch outside Tombstone, Arizona is shattered. Grace’s family is brutally killed by the notorious Guiltless Gang, leaving her the only survivor. Alone and desperate, she sets out into the wilderness on her trusted stallion with burning thoughts of revenge.

12-18

Born in Glasow and brought up in Sicily and London, Luisa Plaja's books include Extreme Kissing, Split by a Kiss and Kiss Date Love Hate.

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 12-18 B-format Diary of a Mall Girl 272 pages 978 1 78202 012 7 Paperback

12-16

12-18

FICTION

“Great characters, tough decisions and so much fearlessness.” Arianne, Daisy Chain Book Reviews

Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets My Smoky Bacon Crisp Obsession

Erin Johnson grew up watching western movies with her father, which fuelled her lifelong love of horseback riding. She's always dreamed of being a fierce-talking cowgirl. She lives in North Carolina.

by J.A. Buckle

Red Rock 978 1 78202 061 5

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 12-16 B-format 224 pages Paperback

Red Rock

12-16

Josh Walker has rock 'n' roll dreams, but his mum won't even let him grow his hair long. His friends are either geeks or nerds (they haven't decided yet) and he's had precisely zero Valentine's Day cards in his life. Will he ever live up to the cool, tough dad he's never known?

Grace and the Guiltless 978 1 78202 077 6

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 12-16 B-format 272 pages Paperback

by Kate Kelly

Danni's world is turned upside down when her aunt is assassinated. With her dying breath, she entrusts Danni with a strange, small rock. But what is the rock for and to what lengths must Danni go to keep it safe? “Don't miss out on this sensational book!” Guardian YA reviewer

Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets 978 1 78202 074 5

£6.99 Territories: World Ex USA Age: 12-18 B-format 192 pages Paperback

My Smoky Bacon Crisp Obsession 978 1 78202 320 3 46

£6.99 Territories: World Age: 12-18 198 x 129mm 192 pages Paperback

Kate Kelly was born in Scotland but grew up in rural Devon. Coming from a long line of seafarers she succumbed to the ocean's call and pursued a career as a Marine scientist. Red Rock, a cli-fi thriller, is her debut novel.

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NON-FICTION

The Soterion Mission Revenge of the Zeds

SELLING POINTS: } Both boys and girls will enjoy this tale of love, trust and survival

NEW

by Stewart Ross

by Nick Healy and Kristen McCurry

In a post-apocalyptic world where no one lives beyond their teenage years, the mysterious Roxanne arrives in Cyrus’s village, fleeing the barbaric Zeds. She claims to be on a mission that can save them all, but can she be trusted? Cyrus joins her in her quest for the legendary Soterion, but the Zeds are determined to get there first.

More than 150 compelling photos and provocative writing prompts work together in this hybrid photo book/journal to inspire young adults to think, dream, create. Writers looking for inspiration and ideas will find what they need here. Image & Imagination is a repository of story starters, a practice space for fun and informal writing, and a turnkey to unlock the writer within.

“I was hooked within the first couple of sentences.”

Nick Healy is an editor and short-story writer whose first book, It Takes You Over, won New Rivers Press’ Many Voices Project Award. Healy’s stories have appeared in many literary magazines and other publications, including North American Review, Water~Stone Review, Speakeasy, Minnesota Monthly and Great River Review. Earlier in his career, Healy wrote fiction and nonfiction for children. Healy lives in Minnesota with his wife and two kids.

Jenni, Juniper's Jungle blog “If you are looking for a rip-roaring read that gets you thinking then pick up Revenge of the Zeds.” Callie Reads £6.99 Territories: World Age: 12-18 B-format 240 pages Paperback

Revenge of the Zeds 978 1 78202 087 5

£6.99 Territories: World Age: 12-18 B-format 240 pages Paperback

Soul Shadows by Alex Woolf

Estelle thinks that a stay in a remote cottage will give her the peace and quiet she needs, but the nearby wood holds a terrible secret. Can she and her friend Sandor discover what's going on in the mysterious military lab before it's too late?

Redbridge Children's Book Award Winner 2014

“I can't say it enough: I loved this book! I am certainly going to read it again.”

Soul Shadows 978 1 78202 015 8

Guardian YA reviewer 48

£6.99 Territories: World Age: 12-18 B-format 304 pages Paperback

Kristen McCurry is a writer and editor. She has written several books for children and volunteers in children’s reading and literacy programs. Kristen lives in Minnesota with her husband, book-loving twin children and an elderly Boston terrier.

Flintstones Explain Simple Machines

Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers 978 1 78202 424 8

£8.99 Territories: World ex North America Age: 14+ 254 x 203mm 256 pages Paperback

NEW

6-8

The Soterion Mission 978 1 78202 014 1

12-18

Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers

14+

12-18

FICTION

by Mark Andrew Weakland

Have a Yabba-Dabba-Doo day with Fred Flintstone as he explains how simple machines work! Fred shows readers the Flintstone way of using simple machines in everyday situations. With simple, informative text narrated by Fred and a few other Flintstone characters paired with colourful illustrations, students will learn all about inclined planes, levers, pulleys, screws, wedges, wheels and axles! Fred Flintstone's Adventures with Inclined Planes: A Rampin' Good Time 978 1 78202 383 8 Fred Flintstone's Adventures with Levers: Lift That Load! 978 1 78202 380 7 Fred Flintstone's Adventures with Pulleys: Work Smarter, Not Harder 978 1 78202 382 1 Fred Flintstone's Adventures with Screws: Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey 978 1 78202 385 2 Fred Flintstone's Adventures with Wedges: Just Split! 978 1 78202 384 5 Fred Flintstone's Adventures with Wheels and Axles: Bedrock and Roll! 978 1 78202 381 4

£8.99 Territories: UK & Ireland Age: 6-8 254 x 203mm 24 pages Hardback

THE FLINTSTONES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera. (s16)

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Hello Genius Fun, cheerful books that help guide young children through their first steps in learning and growing.

RAINTREE

A Dog’s Day

A Cat’s Day

In this playful flip book, readers follow a dog on his wild day through town in the first half of the text. To read about the owner’s perspective of the same day, flip the book over and start reading from the back!

In the first half of this playful flip book, readers follow Lucy the Cat on her wild day of mischief. To read about Lucy’s owner’s perspective of the same day, flip the book over and start reading from the back!

3-5

2-4

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FLIP

Bunny Eats Lunch by Michael Dahl 978 1 40622 672 0

Duck Goes Potty by Michael Dahl

Pig Has a Bath by Michael Dahl

978 1 40622 669 0

978 1 40622 670 6

A Dog's Day by Rebecca Rissman 978 1 40627 165 2

£7.99 Territories: UK Age: 3-5 226 x 226mm 32 pages Paperback

BOOKS A Cat's Day by Rebecca Rissman 978 1 40628 246 7

£7.99 Territories: UK Age: 3-5 226 x 226mm 32 pages Paperback

4-6

Time Together by Marcia Catherine

These books use beautiful illustrations to show parents and children enjoying everyday moments together. From cooking to playing outside, these small moments are the ones that create big memories.

Pony Brushes his Teeth by Michael Dahl

£5.99 Territories: UK Age: 2-4 • 125 x 125mm 10 pages • Boardbook

6-8

978 1 40622 671 3

Clara’s Crazy Curls by Hellen Poole

In this beautifully illustrated book with rhyming text, young Clara Day wishes for the tallest hair in the world. But when her wish comes true, she discovers that it is not without its problems!

Me and Dad 978 1 40627 570 4 Me and Grandpa 978 1 40629 386 9 Me and Grandma 978 1 40629 387 6 Me and Mum 978 1 40627 571 1

£5.99 Territories: UK Clara Crazy Curls Age: 6-8 • 254 x 251mm 978 1 40627 569 8 40 pages • Paperback 50

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£5.99 Territories: UK Age: 4-6 203 x 203mm 32 pages Paperback


RAINTREE

Little Boost

My Little Planet

Little Boost books tackle early life lessons in a funny and relatable manner. From learning to listen to stay calm when things don’t go your way, life isn’t easy. These picture books include characters and situations that all children will be able to relate to.

These engaging books contain fun rhymes and beautiful illustrations. Little Seeds shows the journey of a seed being planted in spring. We Need Water introduces readers to water all around us, why it is important, and how we use it.

Elanor Wont Share by Julie Gassman 978 1 40624 238 6

Maybe When I'm Bigger by Christianne Jones

The Messy One by Christianne Jones

See the rver. See the lake.

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5-8

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See the puddles

978 1 40624 237 9

978 1 40624 239 3

Little Seeds by Charles Ghigna 978 1 40626 701 3

978 1 40626 618 4

Invisible Isabel by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

Little Bully by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

978 1 40626 619 1

978 1 40626 621 4

Stroppy Stan by Adam and Charlotte Guillain 978 1 40626 620 7

SELLING POINTS: }E  ngage young children with an entertaining story while introducing and instilling important life skills } These books are sure to give everyone a little boost! 52

£4.99 Territories: UK Age: 5-8 • 254 x 249mm 32 pages • Paperback

978 1 40626 639 9

£4.99 Territories: UK Age: UK 202 x 202mm 24 pages Hardback

Mind Benders

8-9

Bella The Story Teller by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

We Need Water by Charles Ghigna

by Emma Carlson Berne and Lori M. Meister

Mind Benders makes common subjects –like animals and space –amazing. Wacky, wild facts and a bright, bold design will keep struggling and reluctant readers wanting more! Entice browsers with quick facts that pack a punch.

Totally Wacky Facts about Land Animals 978 1 47470 588 2 Totally Wacky Facts about Planets and Stars 978 1 47470 589 9 Totally Wacky Facts about Sea Animals 978 1 47470 587 5 Totally Wacky Facts about space 978 1 47470 590 5 53

£11.99 Territories: UK Age: 8-9 152 x 152mm 112 pages Hardback


RAINTREE

Batman™

Green Lantern™

Kids’ favourite super hero comics turned into easy-to-read chapter books. New stories with original art by DC illustrators, these books are colourful, attractive and accessible. BATMAN prowls the shadowy streets of GOTHAM CITY with his partner ROBIN, putting fear into the hearts of bad guys.

Kids’ favourite super hero comics turned into easy-to-read chapter books. New stories with original art by DC illustrators, these books are colourful, attractive, and accessible.

Catwomans Halloween Heist by Eric Fein

Battle of the Blue Lanterns by Michael Acampora

978 1 40622 542 6

The Emperor of the Airwaves by Donald Lemke 978 1 40621 554 0

Five Riddles for Robin by Michael Dahl 978 1 40621 557 1

978 1 40621 566 3

Two-Faces Double Take by MatthewK. Manning

978 1 40621 803 9

SELLING POINTS: }T  hese books captivate young readers and give them glowing examples of bravery, loyalty, and heroism

978 1 40622 726 0

Escape from the Orange Lanterns by Michael Acampora

Fear the Shark by Laurie S. Sutton

978 1 40623 673 6

The Last Super Hero by Michael Dahl

978 1 40622 730 7

978 1 40623 672 9

978 1 40623 674 3

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 8-12 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 8-12 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

DC Super Villains

Superman™

These DC Comics chapter books feature the arch-enemies of the world’s greatest super heroes. The Joker vies with Batman. Lex Luthor matches wits with Superman. Each DC Super Villains book tells the tale of one vicious villain as he battles a defender of truth and justice.

Kids’ favourite super hero comics turned into easy-to-read chapter books. New stories with original art by DC illustrators, these books are colourful, attractive and accessible. SUPERMAN, the MAN OF STEEL, defeats aliens and super-villains, and rescues LOIS LANE and JIMMY OLSEN.

Captain Cold and the Blizzard Battle by Scott Sonneborn 978 1 40626 665 8

Lex Luthor and the Kryptonite Caverns by J. E. Bright

978 1 40626 667 2

Sinestro and the Ring of Fear by Laurie S. Sutton

Deep Space Hijack by Scott Sonneborn

978 1 40626 668 9

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The Museum Monsters by Michael Dahl

Toys of Terror by Chris Everheart 978 1 40621 500 7

978 1 40621 499 4

Under the Red Sun by Blake A. Hoena 978 1 40621 503 8

978 1 40621 805 3

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 7-8 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

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Prisoner of the Ring by Scott Sonneborn

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 8-14 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

TM & © DC Comics. (s16)

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7-8

Puppet Masters Revenge by Donald Lemke

8-12

8-12

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8-12

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INDEX

The Flash

6-8

The Attack of Professor Zoom! • 978 1 40622 712 3 Captain Boomerangs Comeback! • 978 1 40623 685 9 Clock Kings Time Bomb • 978 1 40623 686 6 Master of Mirrors! • 978 1 40623 689 7 Shell Shocker • 978 1 40622 713 0 Tricksters Bubble Trouble • 978 1 40623 690 3

Unmasking Monsters with Scooby-Doo! Set readers off on a fun adventure as they join Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang as they unmask the truth behind monsters. From ghosts to zombies, Scooby and Shaggy have all sorts of questions, and the gang has all the answers. Full-colour, vivid illustrations of the whole gang and engaging text are sure to keep Scooby-Doo lovers completely engrossed.

Scooby-Doo! and the Truth Behind Ghosts • 978 1 40628 899 5 Scooby-Doo! and the Truth Behind Mummies • 978 1 40628 897 1 Scooby-Doo! and the Truth Behind Sea Monsters • 978 1 40628 898 8 Scooby-Doo! and the Truth Behind Vampires • 978 1 40628 895 7 Scooby-Doo! and the Truth Behind Werewolves • 978 1 40628 896 4 Scooby-Doo! and the Truth Behind Zombies • 978 1 40628 894 0

8-12

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 8-12 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

TM & © Hanna-Barbera. (s16)

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 6-8 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback

Wonder Woman™ Kids’ favourite super hero comics turned into easy-to-read chapter books. New stories with original art by DC illustrators, these books are colourful, attractive and accessible.

Attack of the Cheetah 978 1 40621 633 2 Rumble in the Rainforest 978 1 40622 523 5 56

£3.99 Territories: UK Age: 8-12 • 190 x 129mm 56 pages • Paperback TM & © DC Comics. (s16)

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TITLES

Kids’ favourite super-hero comics turned into easy-to-read chapter books. New stories with original art by DC illustrators, these books are colourful, attractive, and accessible.

A Baby's Guide to Surviving Dad������������������������������������������13 A Baby's Guide to Surviving Mum���������������������������������������13 A Cat is Chasing Me Through This Book!�������������������������20 A Cat's Day��������������������������������������������������������������������������������51 A Dog's Day�������������������������������������������������������������������������������51 Alex As Well�����������������������������������������������������������������������������43 Amber����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������43 Arctic Adventure��������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Baby Face Christmas ��������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Baby Survival Guides���������������������������������������������������������������13 Baker's Magic���������������������������������������������������������������������������38 Basil the Bear Cub������������������������������������������������������������������� 32 Batman���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������54 Batman 3 Stories in 1, Volume 1�������������������������������������������28 Batman is Brave������������������������������������������������������������������������19 Batman Tech: The Explosive Reality Behind Dark Knight Gadgetry��������������������������������������������������������26 Batman: An Origin Story�������������������������������������������������������24 Battle of the Blue Lanterns���������������������������������������������������� 55 Bear Hugs������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4 Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies��������������������������������12 Bella The Story Teller�������������������������������������������������������������� 52 Book-O-Beards: A Wearable Book�����������������������������������������5 Book-O-Masks: A Wearable Book�����������������������������������������5 Boot Camp Blues��������������������������������������������������������������������� 37 Bunny Eats Lunch��������������������������������������������������������������������50 Busy Little Dinosaurs: A Back-and-Forth Alphabet Book������������������������������������������������������������������������5 Canyon Chaos�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Captain Boomerangs Comeback!����������������������������������������56 Captain Cold and the Blizzard Battle����������������������������������54 Catwomans Halloween Heist�����������������������������������������������54 Christmas������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4 Christmas Chaos����������������������������������������������������������������������18 Cinderella and the Incredible Techno-Slippers�����������������15 Clara's Crazy Curls������������������������������������������������������������������50 Clayface's Slime Spree����������������������������������������������������������� 25 Clock Kings Time Bomb���������������������������������������������������������56 Crash Landing��������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Dancer the Wild Pony������������������������������������������������������������ 32 Darren and Basher������������������������������������������������������������������ 35 DC Super Heroes Origami: 45 Folding Projects for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and More��������31 DC Super Pets Encyclopedia������������������������������������������������30 DC Super Villains��������������������������������������������������������������������54 Deep Space Hijack������������������������������������������������������������������ 55 Desert Disaster������������������������������������������������������������������������ 35 Diary of a Mall Girl������������������������������������������������������������������46 Drawing Christmas������������������������������������������������������������������18 Drawing Spooktacular�������������������������������������������������������������18


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Scooby-Doo And The Samurai Ghost���������������������������������21 Scooby-Doo and the Sunken Ship��������������������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo and the Vampire's Revenge�������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo Joke Books�������������������������������������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo Museum Madness�������������������������������������������21 Scooby-Doo: Secret of the Sea Creature��������������������������� 22 Scooby-Doo: Terror of the Bigfoot Beast��������������������������� 22 Scooby-Doo: The Case of the Cheese Thief��������������������� 22 Scooby-Doo: The Curse of Atlantis������������������������������������ 22 Scooby-Doo: The Fright at Zombie Farm�������������������������� 22 Scooby-Doo: The House on Spooky Street����������������������� 22 Scooby-Doo: The Mystery of the Maze Monster����������� 22 Scooby-Doo: The Secret of the Flying Saucer������������������ 22 Scooby-Doo! And the Truth Behind Ghosts���������������������56 Scooby-Doo! And the Truth Behind Mummies���������������56 Scooby-Doo! And the Truth Behind Sea Monsters���������56 Scooby-Doo! And the Truth Behind Vampires�����������������56 Scooby-Doo! And the Truth Behind Werewolves�����������56 Scooby-Doo! And the Truth Behind Zombies������������������56 Scooby-Doo's 1-2-3 Mystery�������������������������������������������������19 Scooby-Doo's ABC Mystery��������������������������������������������������19 Scooby-Doo's Colour Mystery����������������������������������������������19 Scooby-Doo's Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes!������������������������������ 23 Scooby-Doo's Shape Mystery�����������������������������������������������19 Seed Bank Heist�����������������������������������������������������������������������26 Shell Shocker����������������������������������������������������������������������������56 Sinestro and the Ring of Fear������������������������������������������������54 Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer���������������15 Soul Shadows���������������������������������������������������������������������������48 Space Plague����������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Spooky Hide and Seek�������������������������������������������������������������18 Squirrell Me Timbers������������������������������������������������������ 10 & 11 Stroppy Stan����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52 Summer Freeze!�����������������������������������������������������������������������26 Superman���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55 Superman 3 Stories in 1, Volume 1��������������������������������������28 Superman to the Rescue���������������������������������������������������������19 Superman: An Origin Story���������������������������������������������������24 Ten Playful Tigers: A Back-and-Forth Counting Book�������5 The Attack of Professor Zoom!��������������������������������������������56 The Baking Life of Amelie Day���������������������������������������������42 The Big Bike�������������������������������������������������������������������������������34 The Case of the Fright Flight������������������������������������������������� 22 The Deadly Double�����������������������������������������������������������������29 The Diamond Thief���������������������������������������������������������������� 40 The Emperor of the Airwaves�����������������������������������������������54 The Flash�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������56 The Fog of Fear������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 The Joker's Magic Mayhem�������������������������������������������������� 25 The Joker’s Dozen�������������������������������������������������������������������26 The Last Super Hero��������������������������������������������������������������� 55

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound��� 37 The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Fairy Child���������� 37 The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Ghost Ship��������� 37 The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37 The Messy One������������������������������������������������������������������������ 52 The Museum Monsters��������������������������������������������������������� 55 The Mystery of the Mayhem Mansion������������������������������ 22 The Revenge of Clayface������������������������������������������������������� 25 The Riddler's Ransom�������������������������������������������������������������26 The Ruby Airship�������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 The Sapphire Cutlass���������������������������������������������������������������41 The Serpent House�����������������������������������������������������������������42 The Soterion Mission�������������������������������������������������������������48 The Wizard of Oz���������������������������������������������������������������������17 There's a Mouse Hiding in This Book!�������������������������������20 Time Together���������������������������������������������������������������������������51 Too Many Carrots���������������������������������������������������������������8 & 9

Too Shy for Show and Tell������������������������������������������������������17 Totally Wacky Facts about Land Animals������������������������� 53 Totally Wacky Facts about Planets and Stars������������������ 53 Totally Wacky Facts about Sea Animals���������������������������� 53 Totally Wacky Facts about space���������������������������������������� 53 Toys of Terror���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55 Treason���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Tricksters Bubble Trouble������������������������������������������������������56 Two-Face Face-Off������������������������������������������������������������������ 25 Two-Faces Double Take���������������������������������������������������������54 Under the Red Sun������������������������������������������������������������������ 55 Unmasking Monsters with Scooby-Doo!��������������������������56 Violet the Velvet Rabbit��������������������������������������������������������� 33 Warlord's Revenge������������������������������������������������������������������36 We Just Had A Baby������������������������������������������������������������������7 We Need Water����������������������������������������������������������������������� 53 Wonder Woman: An Origin Story��������������������������������������24 Zoe and Swift��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35

Baby Face������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Baby Survival Guides���������������������������������������������������������������13 Back-and-Forth Books���������������������������������������������������������������5 Batman & Robin Adventures������������������������������������������������ 25 Batman 3 in 1����������������������������������������������������������������������������28 Batman Chapter Books���������������������������������������������������������� 25 Batman Tech:����������������������������������������������������������������������������26 Charles Reasoner Holiday Books������������������������������������������� 6 Charles Reasoner Nursery Rhymes�������������������������������������� 6 Charles Reasoner Peek-a-Boo Books����������������������������������� 6 Charles Reasoner's Little Cuddles���������������������������������������� 4 City Farm����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 DC Board Books������������������������������������������������������������������������19 DC Origami��������������������������������������������������������������������������������31 DC Super Heroes Origins������������������������������������������������������24 DC Super-Pets��������������������������������������������������������������������������30 Drawing DC Super Heroes���������������������������������������������������� 27 Fairy Tales Today�����������������������������������������������������������������������15 Flintstones Explain Simple Machines���������������������������������49 How To Draw Batman, Superman and other�������������������� 27 Hyperspace High���������������������������������������������������������������������36

Lois Lane��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44&45 Perfectly Poppy������������������������������������������������������������������������34 Robot Races������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 35 Roller Girls��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37 Scooby-Doo Joke Books�������������������������������������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo Mysteries���������������������������������������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo!������������������������������������������������������������������������������21 Scooby-Doo! Little Mysteries�����������������������������������������������19 Search and Find�������������������������������������������������������������������������18 Secrets and Spies��������������������������������������������������������������������36 Step-by-step Sketchbooks�����������������������������������������������������18 Super Fairies����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32 Superman 3 in 1������������������������������������������������������������������������28 Superman Chapter Books�����������������������������������������������������29 The Diamond Thief���������������������������������������������������������������� 40 The Magnificent Lizzie Brown���������������������������������������������� 37 Tom and Jerry���������������������������������������������������������������������������20 Wanted��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������47 Wearable books��������������������������������������������������������������������������5 You Choose Stories: Batman������������������������������������������������26 You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo��������������������������������������� 22

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Little Bo Peep������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6 Little Bo Peep and Her Bad, Bad Sheep: A Mother Goose Hullabaloo�������������������������������������������������14 Little Boost�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52 Little Bully���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52 Little Green Men����������������������������������������������������������������������29 Little Seeds�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53 Livewire!�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29 Mad Hatter's Movie Madness��������������������������������������������� 25 Martha the Little Mouse������������������������������������������������������� 33 Master of Mirrors!�������������������������������������������������������������������56 Maybe When I'm Bigger�������������������������������������������������������� 52 Me and Dad�������������������������������������������������������������������������������51 Me and Grandma���������������������������������������������������������������������51 Me and Grandpa�����������������������������������������������������������������������51 Me and Mum�����������������������������������������������������������������������������51 Meteor of Doom����������������������������������������������������������������������29 Mind Benders��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53 My Little Planet������������������������������������������������������������������������ 53 My Smoky Bacon Crisp Obsession�������������������������������������46 New World��������������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Outside Surprise����������������������������������������������������������������������34 Peek-a-Boo Fairies��������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Peek-a-Boo Ghosts������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Peek-a-Boo Monsters��������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Peek-a-Boo Pirates�������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Peek-a-Boo Santa���������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Peek-a-Boo Snowman�������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Peep! Peep!���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Pig Has a Bath��������������������������������������������������������������������������50 Pirate��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Plague�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Pony Brushes his Teeth����������������������������������������������������������50 Poppy's Puppy��������������������������������������������������������������������������34 Prankster of Prime Time��������������������������������������������������������29 Prisoner of the Ring����������������������������������������������������������������� 55 Puppet Masters Revenge�������������������������������������������������������54 Puppy Love���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Rainforest Rampage���������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Red Rock������������������������������������������������������������������������������������47 Revenge of the Zeds���������������������������������������������������������������48 Robin's First Flight������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 Robot Warriors������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Rock N Roll Zombie�����������������������������������������������������������������21 Sammi and Dusty�������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Scarecrow, Doctor of Fear����������������������������������������������������� 25 Scarecrow's Nightmare Maze���������������������������������������������� 25 Scooby-Doo And The Fishy Phantom���������������������������������21 Scooby-Doo And The Groovy Ghost���������������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo And The Karate Caper����������������������������������� 23 Scooby-Doo And The Rock 'n' Roll Zombie�����������������������21

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Author Diane Zahler adds a pinch of magic to this sweet, fun middle-grade fantasy Once or twice Master Bouts tried to joke with her, but she only replied in mumbles. She refused to look through the ancient cookbook with him, to practice her reading and marvel over the unfamiliar ingredients as had become their habit while the dough rose. She even refused her daily bun. She was short with the customers and turned away from Wil with a frown when he came in for his bread and bun. Master Bouts handed him a cookie to make up for Bee’s rudeness. “What’s the matter with our Bertgarda?” Wil asked. Bee ignored him. “Wrong side of the bed?” Master Bouts offered. “We all have our bad days.” Wil took a bite of the cookie. “Did you leave out the sugar?” he asked Bee. “This tastes a bit off.” “It’s you who’s off!” Bee flared. “My cookies are fine. Same as ever. Go on home and stop bothering me.” “So I shall,” Wil said, surprised. “Sorry, Mistress Baltelda. I didn’t mean to doubt your delicacies.” But before he could leave, three more customers, then four, then five, came in to complain. “I don’t know what it is, exactly. I believe the custard is sour,” one said, her voice trembling, holding out a raspberry tart. “The bread tastes bitter,” another reported, head hanging forlornly. “The icing is acrid,” said a third, sniffling and dabbing at her eyes with a handkerchief. Master Bouts took back the goods, breaking off the edge of the tart to taste it himself. A look passed over his face that Bee couldn’t name, and he pursed his lips. She felt a prickle of worry. Was it happening again—had her baking gone bad?


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