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Fall 2014


A series from Grammy Award winner Bill Harley available in book and audio

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull

HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-732-8 PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-824-0 CD: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-770-0

HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-740-3 CD: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-788-5

HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-808-0 CD: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-809-7

What are people saying about Charlie Bumpers? “Charlie is personable and well-rounded as a Ramona Quimby-esque protagonist who faces a series of kid-familiar challenges...” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Charlie’s dry and dramatic narrative voice clearly reveals the inner life of a 9-year-old... [This series] marks a lovely change of pace from the sarcasm of Wimpy Kid.” —Kirkus Reviews Is that all for Charlie? I DON’T THINK SO! Watch for the fourth book in the Charlie Bumpers series, coming Fall 2015. www.charliebumpers.com


Fall 2014 Books for Young Readers

CONTENTS Frontlist 2–19

Backlist 20–75

Picture Books Middle Readers

Bilingual and Spanish Board Books Picture Books Middle Reader Young Adult Index Order Form Ordering Information

2–11 12–19

Frontlist by Month

20 21 22–55 56–70 70–75 76–78 79 80

AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER

August About Mammals: A Guide for Children HC and PB—10 Cathryn and John Sill About Mammals: A Guide for Children Sobre los mamíferos: Una guia para niños PB—10 Cathryn and John Sill September Stanley the Builder—2 William Bee Stanley’s Garage—3 William Bee

About Raptors PB—10 Cathryn and John Sill

Double Reverse HC and PB—16–17 Fred Bowen

About Parrots: A Guide for Children—11 Cathryn and John Sill

Nighty Night! PB—8 Margaret Wild and Kerry Argent

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year PB—14 Bill Harley and Adam Gustavson

Pig and Small—6–7 Alex Latimer

October Can I Come Too?—4–5 Brian Patten and Nicola Bayley

Claude on the Slopes—12–13 Alex T. Smith

Immi’s Gift PB—9 Karin Littlewood

Murphy, Gold Rush Dog—19 Alison Hart and Michael G. Montgomery

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull HC and CD—15 Bill Harley and Adam Gustavson The Cheshire Cheese Cat PB—18 Carmen Agra Deedy, Randall Wright, and Barry Moser

Cover artwork © 2014 by Adam Gustavson

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Picture Book • September Stanley the Builder William Bee HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-801-1

Stanley’s Garage William Bee HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-804-2

8 3/4 x 8 3/4 / 32 pages Media: digital Lexile Ages 3–7 / GRL I; Gr 1 Territory: US & Canada Rights: Random House UK Teaching Themes: occupations, how things work, colors, community William Bee is an artist and commercial designer who has worked for renowned fashion houses, including Issay Miyake and Paul Smith. As well as writing children’s books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. He lives in England. www.williambee.com

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Stanley is building a house. Will he make it just right? When Myrtle buys a plot of land, she asks Stanley to build her a new house. He works step by step—from clearing the site with a bulldozer, to pouring the foundation, to painting the finished house in Myrtle’s favorite colors. Luckily, Charlie helps out too. Building houses is hard work, but all three friends are happy with a job well done.

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September • Picture Book More books about Stanley coming soon!

Stanley the Farmer HC: 978-1-56145-803-5

Can Stanley fix all the cars in his garage today?

Spring 2015

Stanley is working at his garage. From filling up Hattie’s red speedster with gas to changing the tire on Shamus and Little Woo’s blue station wagon, it sure is a busy day. As his friends each come in with their car problems, Stanley knows just what to do to get them back on the road. ◆ Adorable new series featuring an industrious character

and his helpful friends and neighbors ◆ Inviting padded hardcover with durable paper stock— perfect for reading again and again.

Stanley’s Diner HC: 978-1-56145-802-8

Fall 2015 Coming in 2016 Stanley the Mailman Stanley’s Store With more titles and formats to follow… sales@peachtree-online.com • www.peachtree-online.com phone 800.241.0113 / 404.876.8761 • fax 800.875.8909

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Picture Book • October Can I Come Too? Brian Patten Illustrated by Nicola Bayley HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-796-0

9 ¼ x 10 ½ / 32 pages Media: colored pencil Lexile Ages 4–8 / GRL J; Gr 1 Territory: US & non-exclusive Canada Rights: Andersen Press UK Teaching Themes: courage, adventure, cumulative tales, challenges, goals Brian Patten is the author of The Big Snuggle-Up, as well as several poetry collections for children. He lives in England. www.brianpatten.co.uk Nicola Bayley has illustrated many acclaimed picture books for children, including The Big Snuggle-Up and The Jungle Book. She lives in England.

Join a tiny mouse as she searches for the biggest creature in the world. A very small mouse sets out to find something special— the biggest creature in the world. Along the way she meets a menagerie of animals, including a frog, a badger, and a tiger. But which is the biggest of all? Follow their journey in this gentle cumulative tale from a world-renowned author and artist team.

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HC: 978-1-56145-373-3 PB: 978-1-56145-685-7 page 22

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HC: 978-1-56145-707-6 page 23

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October • Picture Book

A very small mouse decided she wanted to have a very big adventure. I’ll go and find the biggest creature in the world, she thought.

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Picture Book • September Pig and Small Alex Latimer HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-797-7

9 ¼ x 10 ½ / 32 pages Media: digitized pencil drawings Lexile Ages 4–8 / GRL K; Gr 2 Territory: US & Canada Rights: Random House UK Teaching Themes: friendship, overcoming differences, finding common ground Alex Latimer lives near the border of a national park so when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge. He lives in South Africa. www.alexlatimer.co.za

Two friends learn that size doesn’t matter in this hilarious story about finding common ground. Pig and Bug just want to be friends. But their size difference is proving to be a BIG problem. Pig wants to play games–but Bug is too small. Bug wants to make things for his friend– but Pig is too big! Just as they’ve given up all hope for their friendship, Pig has an idea… But will it work?

Also by Alex Latimer

(Yes, it will!) Praise for Alex Latimer’s work “Latimer’s illustrations are quirky and dryly funny... older children will appreciate Latimer’s edginess.” —The New York Times on Lion vs. Rabbit

HC: 978-1-56145-709-0 page 38

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HC: 978-1-56145-629-1 page 38

“Quirky, with a side of self-esteem.” —Kirkus Reviews on Penguin’s Hidden Talent

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September • Picture Book

Pig got his tandem bicycle out of the shed and Pig and Bug rode down to the park together. But Pig couldn’t help feeling as though he’d done most of the pedaling.

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Picture Book • September Nighty Night! Margaret Wild Illustrated by Kerry Argent PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-812-7

9 x 10 ½ / 32 pages Media: watercolor AR • F&P Ages 2–6 / GRL L; Gr 2 Territory: US and Canada Rights: HarperCollins Australia HC: page 24 Margaret Wild is an award-winning author of over thirty books for children. Her books, which include Fox, Midnight Babies, The Pocket Dogs, and Tom Goes to Kindergarten, have been published around the world. She lives in Australia. Kerry Argent has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Wombat Divine and Sleepy Bears. She lives in Australia.

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HC: 978-1-56145-269-9 BB: 978-1-56145-297-2 page 21, 23

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HC: 978-1-56145-518-8 PB: 978-1-56145-775-5 page 22

It may be time for bed, but these baby animals don’t want to say good night! Mother Sheep, Father Duck, Mother Hen, and Father Pig are in for a big surprise when they go to tuck their little ones in: none of the babies are in their own beds! Once the mix-up is finally straightened out, the parents realize the fun has just begun. Instead of sleep, the baby animals want another story, a drink of water, kisses, and more. Will these baby animals ever be ready to say “nighty night?” Praise for Nighty Night! “Mischievous mix-ups rule in this fun-loving tale… Young readers won’t want these characters to say good night.” —Publishers Weekly “Good readers-aloud will make hay out of the multitude of barnyard noises required.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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October • Picture Book Immi’s Gift Karin Littlewood PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-813-4

10 7/8 x 9 5/8 / 32 pages Media: watercolor AR • LC • Lexile • F&P Ages 4–8 / GRL M; Gr 2 Territory: US & Canada Rights: Gullane HC: page 37

Two children half a world away from each other are connected in an unexpected way in this timeless, fanciful story.

Three times nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Karin Littlewood has illustrated more than thirty books for children. She lives in England. www.karinlittlewood.com

Immi wishes she had some company out in the cold winter, but hardly anyone ever visits. Then one day a gift appears at the end of Immi’s fishing pole. And then another… Bright surprises fill Immi’s world with color, magic, and friends. When finally it is time for Immi to leave, she stops by her fishing hole to send out a little magic of her own. Who will receive it? Praise for Immi’s Gift

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★“With shades of David Wiesner’s Flotsam and Suzy Lee’s Wave, it’s a story with a quiet magic and beauty.” —Publishers Weekly “[A] gentle tale about the power of receiving —and of giving in return.” —Kirkus Reviews

HC: 978-1-56145-466-2 page 38

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HC: 978-1-56145-115-9 PB: 978-1-56145-280-4 page 48

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Picture Book • August About Mammals A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-757-1 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-758-8

10 x 8 ½ / 48 pages Media: watercolor Lexile Ages 3–7 / Nature GRL J; Gr 1 About Mammals A Guide for Children Sobre los mamíferos Una guia para niños Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

“The paintings draw viewers in with their warmth, charm, and accuracy… ideal for storytimes…” —School Library Journal ◆ NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade

Books for Students K–12

English/Spanish Edition PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-800-4

About Raptors: A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-811-0

10 x 8 ½ / 48 pages Media: watercolor F&P / Ages 3–7 / Nature GRL K; Gr 2

HC: page 31

“With a clear, simple text and handsome, sometimes dramatic paintings of birds in different habitats, this is a fine introduction.” —Booklist ◆ Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year

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August • Picture Book About Parrots A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-795-3

10 x 8 ½ / 48 pages Media: watercolor Lexile Ages 3–7 / GRL J; Gr 1 Territory: World All rights available

The latest book in this acclaimed series showcases the natural world of parrots. Through simple language and beautifully detailed paintings, this guide describes the characteristics of different types of parrots— from the colorful Blue Lorikeets of the Polynesian Islands to the Rosy-faced Lovebirds of southwestern Africa. ◆ Back matter featuring more information about the animals

featured, glossary, recommended reading list and websites

Teaching Themes: biodiversity, animal behavior, birds Cathryn Sill, a former elementary school teacher, and John Sill, a prizewinning and widely published wildlife artist, have published twenty-one books in the acclaimed About… and About Habitats series (pages 30 and 31). The Sills live in North Carolina. www.johnsill.com

In the same series

HC: 978-1-56145-588-1 page 31

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HC: 978-1-56145-743-4 PB: 978-1-56145-741-0 page 31

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Illustrated Chapter Book • October Claude on the Slopes Alex T. Smith HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-805-9

5 ½ x 8 1/8 / 96 pages Media: digital Two-color illustrations throughout Ages 7–9 / GRL N; Gr 3 Territory: US & Canada Rights: Hodder UK After briefly considering careers in space travel, cookery, and being a rabbit, Alex T. Smith finally decided to become an illustrator. He graduated from Coventry University with a degree in illustration. He lives in England. alextsmith.blogspot.com In the same series

Claude is no ordinary dog— he leads an extraordinary life! Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock go to the Snowy Mountains to swish down the powdery slopes. They throw snowballs, learn to ski, and enter a snow-sculpture contest. But when an avalanche threatens their winter wonderland, Claude must come to the rescue.

HC: 978-1-56145-697-0 page 56

HC: 978-1-56145-702-1 page 56

HC: 978-1-56145-703-8 page 56

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October • Illustrated Chapter Book

Sledding, Claude found, was wonderful! He liked zipping down the hill and feeling the wind in his ears. Sir Bobblysock told him that his ears looked lovely when they billowed out behind him.

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Middle Reader • September Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-824-0 5 ½ x 7 ½ / 160 pages 20 b&w illustrations AR Ages 7–10 / GRL Q; Gr 3 Territory: World All rights available except for dramatic / film HC & CD: page 67

How will Charlie survive a year with the strictest teacher in the whole school?

In the same series

Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will be in Mrs. Burke’s class. It doesn’t matter that she’s been named Teacher of the Year. He’s still afraid of her. How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake? Praise for Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year “…marks a lovely change of pace from the sarcasm of Wimpy Kid.” —Kirkus Reviews

HC: 978-1-56145-740-3 CD: 978-1-56145-788-5 page 67

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“Charlie is personable and well-rounded as a Ramona Quimby-esque protagonist who faces a series of kid-familiar challenges.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ◆ Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

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September • Middle Reader Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-808-0 5 ½ x 7 ½ / 176 pages 20 b&w illustrations Ages 7–10 CD: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-809-7 5 x 5 7/8 x 1 / two CDs / two hours Territory: World All rights available except for dramatic / film

Can Charlie face his fear of horror movies and enjoy Halloween? Charlie and Tommy have big plans for Halloween. They’re going to trick-or-treat and sleep over at Alex’s house. But when Charlie finds out that the entertainment at the party will be the “Scariest Horror Movies Ever,” he is struck by panic. Charlie loves candy, he loves sleepovers with his friends, but he absolutely hates horror movies.

CD: 978-1-56145-788-5 page 67

A two-time Grammy award–winning performer and member of the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence, Bill Harley is an acclaimed author (pages 46 and 67) and recording artist. He was a regular commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered” for twenty years. He lives in Massachussetts. www.billharley.com Adam Gustavson has illustrated several books for children (pages 45, 46, 47, 53, 55, and 67). He lives in New Jersey. www.adamgustavson.com

Also available on audiobook

CD: 978-1-56145-770-0 page 67

Teaching Themes: facing fears, family, creativity

CD: 978-1-56145-809-7

Look for the fourth book in the Charlie Bumpers vs. series, coming in Fall 2015!

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Middle Reader • August Double Reverse Fred Bowen HB: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-814-1 PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-807-3

5 ¼ x 7 ½ / 144 pages Ages 7–12 / Sports GRL Q; Gr 4 Territory: World All rights available Teaching Themes: football, teamwork, versatility A lifelong sports fanatic, Fred Bowen has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer. He is the author of twenty children’s books (page 63). His kids’ sports column “The Score” appears each week in the KidsPost section of The Washington Post. Bowen lives in Maryland. www.fredbowen.com

Jesse is experienced as a wide receiver— but can he play against type and help his new team as a quarterback? The Franklin High Panthers need a new quarterback. Freshman Jesse Wagner knows the plays, but he feels he is too small to be QB material. Jesse’s brother Jay has a problem of his own: his college coach wants him to switch from quarterback to safety. The brothers agree on a deal: Jesse will try out for quarterback, and Jay will try playing safety. Meanwhile, Jesse and his teammates recruit an unlikely kicker for their team—a girl named Savannah. ◆ The Real Story: history of players who have defied stereotypes

in football and basketball, including women in traditionally male sports ◆ More than 450,000 copies of Bowen’s books sold!

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August • Middle Reader

“Ready…set…hut one…hut two!” Jesse turned, faked the handoff to Griffin, and rolled right. When he looked back, a Glen Forest linebacker was rushing right at him. Jesse spied Quinn running free in the end zone. He floated a pass over the defender’s head and into Quinn’s waiting hands. Jesse was smiling even as the Glen Forest linebacker smashed him to the ground. The Panthers were ahead, 14–12!

More fantastic football fiction from Fred!

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-594-2 page 63

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-497-6 page 63

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Middle Reader • September The Cheshire Cheese Cat Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright Illustrated by Barry Moser PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-810-3

6 x 8 / 256 pages 45 b&w illustrations AR • RC • Lexile • F&P Ages 8–12 / GRL W; Gr 6 Teacher’s guide Territory: World All rights available, except French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, Spanish, Romanian, US/Canada book club, audio HC: page 49 Teaching Themes: Charles Dickens, Victorian London, friendship

In this playful homage to Charles Dickens, unlikely allies learn the lessons of a great friendship.

Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author (pages 48–49). She has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. She lives in Georgia. www.carmenagradeedy.com

Skilley strikes a bargain with Pip: he will protect the mice who live at the inn, and in turn, the mice will provide Skilley with the thing he desires most. But when Skilley and Pip are drawn into a crisis, their new friendship is pushed to its limits.

Randall Wright is the author of several novels for young readers, including The Silver Penny and Hunchback. He lives in Utah.

★“...[a] tongue-in-cheek romp through a historic public House that is the very opposite of Bleak.” —Kirkus Reviews

Barry Moser is one of today’s most celebrated illustrators of children’s books. He is also a printer, painter, printmaker, designer, author, essayist, and teacher. He lives in Massachusetts. www.moser-pennyroyal.com

★“Expertly realized characters and effervescent storytelling… a delight.” —Publishers Weekly

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Praise for The Cheshire Cheese Cat

★“…a success in every way.” —School Library Journal

Parents’ Choice Gold Award • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books • School Library Journal Best Fiction • ALSC Notable Children’s Books • Honor Book, E.B. White Read-Aloud • NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts • Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

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October • Middle Reader Murphy, Gold Rush Dog Alison Hart Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-769-4

5 ½ x 7 ½ / 160 pages 15 b&w illustrations Ages 7–10 / Historical fiction Territory: World All rights available Teaching Themes: gold rush, westward expansion, Alaska territory, working dogs

An action-packed and heartwarming story of a dog in gold rush–era Alaska All Murphy wants is a home and a loving family. After escaping from his brutal and merciless owner, he is taken in by a young girl named Sally. She and her mother have just arrived in Nome, Alaska, intent on joining the other gold seekers and making a new life there, free from their wealthy but oppressive family in Seattle. Yet even with Murphy at their side, Sally and Mama find living in the mining town harsh and forbidding. When it seems they may have to give up and return to Seattle, Sally and Murphy decide to strike out on their own, hoping to find gold and make a permanent home. But dangers await them—not only blizzards and grizzly bears, but also Murphy’s original owner, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, whether it is an ill-gotten fortune or a valuable dog.

Alison Hart is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, including the Racing to Freedom trilogy (pages 59 and 60). She teaches at Blue Ridge Community College and lives in Virginia. www.alisonhartbooks.com Michael G. Montgomery has illustrated numerous children’s books (pages 36, 45, 52, and 59). He lives in Georgia. www.michaelgmontgomery.com In the same series

HC: 978-1-56145-705-2 page 59

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Bilingual & Spanish • backlist Peachtree en español Spanish and bilingual titles

Books for second language learners and bilingual readers

14 vacas para américa Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

About Birds

A Guide for Children

Sobre los pájaros Una guía para niños

Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

Spanish HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-550-8

English/Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-783-0

Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-555-3

Territory: World • All rights available Lexile GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 3–7 / Nature

v A Junior Library Guild selection

Territory: World • All rights available AR Ages 4–8 / History

v A Junior Library Guild selection

✎ Teacher’s guide

About Mammals

Un colchón de plumas para Agata

A Guide for Children

Sobre los mamíferos

Un cuento de alas para niños

Una guía para niños

Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Laura Seeley

Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

Spanish HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-426-6

English/Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-800-4

Spanish PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-404-4

Territory: World • All rights available GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 3–7 / Nature

v A Junior Library Guild selection

✎ Teacher’s guide

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

Stripes of All Types Rayas de todas las tallas Susan Stockdale

Territory: World • All rights available

v A Junior Library Guild selection

Martina una cucarachita muy linda Un cuento cubano

English/Spanish Big Book: $25.95

Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael Austin

978-1-56145-794-6

Spanish HC: 16.95 / 978-1-56145-425-9

English/Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-793-9

Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-532-4

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available Lexile GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 / Nature

✎ Teacher’s guide

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v A Junior Library Guild selection

AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

v A Pura Belpré Medal Honor Book

H “The skillfully crafted acrylic illustrations capture the island’s ambiance… The text flows easily…” —Criticas

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backlist • Board Books In the Garden BB-interior.ver.5_In the Garden BB-Interior 12/15/11 3:36 PM Page 22

In the Garden Elizabeth Spurr Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

Fruit!

Blossom

BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-581-2

Territory: World • All rights available

A young boy digs in the dirt, plants seeds, and then adds water. Lexile GRL LB; Gr K Ages 1–3

Simple, evocative language and charming illustrations describe events in a small boy’s day.

“Oliphant’s illustrations express the passage of time through changes in light, weaving subtle geometric textures into the sky, while Spurr’s careful descriptions capture the slow but gratifying process of planting and harvesting.” —Publishers Weekly

Perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experiences for toddlers.

In the Woods Elizabeth Spurr Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

At the Beach Elizabeth Spurr Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-582-9

BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-583-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

A young boy catches a fish, cooks it over a roaring campfire, and falls asleep as his father plays the banjo. GRL B; Gr K Ages 1–3

A young boy digs in the sand, has a picnic, and falls asleep at the end of a full and happy day.

GRL B; Gr K Ages 1–3

“…a likable follow-up…” —Kirkus Reviews

“This simple story will resonate with parents and children.” —School Library Journal

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BB: 978-1-56145-667-3 page 23

BB: 978-1-56145-345-0 page 25

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Picture Books • backlist My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger James Riordan Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

Something Special Nicola Moon Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-110-4 / 1-56145-110-X PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-228-6

Territory: US • Rights: Orchard UK

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-137-1 / 1-56145-137-1

Territory: US • Rights: Orchard UK AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

When Marmaduke the tabby cat discovers a picture of a tiger, he decides they must be related—after all, they both have yellow eyes and stripes!

AR • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

Friday is “special” day in Miss Brown’s class, but Charlie can’t think of anything that is special enough to bring to school and his mom is too busy with his baby sister to be of much help. “A warm, loving story for uncertain older siblings or for children who are new to the school.” —School Library Journal

“…showcases both Riordan’s concise storytelling…and Ayliffe’s humor-imbued, color-drenched paper-cutting.” —Publishers Weekly

v CBC/IRA Children’s Choice

Back to Bed, Ed! Sebastien Braun

I’ve Got an Elephant Anne Ginkel Illustrated by Janie Bynum

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-518-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-775-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-373-3 / 1-56145-373-0

Territory: US • Rights: HarperCollins UK

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-685-7

Ed loves going to bed, but he doesn’t like staying in bed.

Territory: World • All rights available

Owning an elephant is terrific, but what happens when he gets lonely and invites a friend over?

“…right up a toddler’s nighttime alley.” —Kirkus Reviews H School Library Journal AR • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“An entertaining addition to collections of counting tales.” —School Library Journal

✎ Teacher’s guide

Who Is It? Sally Grindley Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-224-8 / 1-56145-224-6

Territory: US • Rights: Bloomsbury UK

Featuring well-loved fairy tale characters and a surprise ending, this is the perfect interactive read-aloud story young children will ask for again and again.

F&P GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

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“Here’s a nifty idea… should induce a cascade of giggles.” —Publishers Weekly

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backlist • Picture Books John Butler

Bedtime in the Jungle HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-486-0

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Penguin UK AR • F&P / GRL H; Gr 1 / Ages 2–6

“…stunning illustrations… A lovely addition.” —Kirkus Reviews

Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-298-9 / 1-56145-298-X BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-347-4

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 2–6

“…a perfect title for curling up together during one-on-one reading.” —School Library Journal v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Can You Growl Like a Bear? HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-396-2 BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-667-3

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK F&P / GRL K; Gr 2 / Ages 2–6

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Hush Little Ones HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-269-9 / 1-56145-269-6 BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-297-2

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 1–5

“A visually appealing book that is perfectly suited for bedtime reading.” —School Library Journal

Ten in the Den HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-344-3 / 1-56145-344-7

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK F&P / GRL H; Gr 1 / Ages 2–6

“This entertaining incarnation of a well-known and often-used counting rhyme incorporates many concepts and opportunities for young listeners to become involved in the story.” —School Library Journal

Ten in the Meadow HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-372-6 / 1-56145-372-2

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 2–6

“Butler’s soft, wide-eyed animals will appeal to children…” —School Library Journal

Where Is Baby? HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-707-6

Territory: World • All rights available, except bilingual Korean/English AR / GRL H; Gr 1 / Ages 2–6 / Nature

“…the language is quietly poetic, with audience-appropriate descriptive vocabulary.” —Kirkus Reviews

While You Were Sleeping BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-254-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 1–5

“Butler’s soothing, restrained text reads like a lullaby…” —Publishers Weekly

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Picture Books • backlist Bark Park Karen Gray Ruelle

Nighty Night! Margaret Wild Illustrated by Kerry Argent

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-434-1 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-773-1

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-246-0 / 1-56145-246-7

Territory: World • All rights available

F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 2–6 Teaching Themes: dogs, urban living

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: HarperCollins Australia

The rollicking, rhyming text and colorful, simply detailed illustrations provide an amusing and affectionate look at our canine companions. “…this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity.” —Kirkus Reviews

It’s bedtime on the farm, but the baby animals aren’t ready to go to sleep. Will they ever be ready to say “Nighty night?” AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

The Scarecrow’s Hat Ken Brown

What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? Ken Brown

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-240-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-570-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-250-7

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press UK

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

“Young readers won’t want these characters to say good night and will surely use this book to forestall their own imminent bedtimes.” —Publishers Weekly

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press UK

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way.

Children will delight in discovering the surprise Grandma Wolf has in store for some curious animals.

H “Children will enjoy the repetition and refrain…satisfying, funny…” —School Library Journal

“…Brown takes this game of tag and turns it into something quite delightful… A fun read-aloud.” —Booklist

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

Beautiful Bananas Elizabeth Laird Illustrated by Liz Pichon HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-305-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-691-8

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Oxford UK

AR • RC • Lexile GRL H; Gr 1 Ages 4–8

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A young girl’s ordinary journey through the jungle turns into an amusing adventure thanks to a few surprising encounters along the way. “This gentle tale will delight young readers (and listeners).” —Kirkus Reviews

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backlist • Picture Books

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

Little Rabbit Lost Harry Horse

Little Rabbit Goes to School Harry Horse

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-273-6 / 1-56145-273-4 BB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-345-0 / 1-56145-345-5

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-320-7 / 1-56145-320-X PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-574-4

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

When Little Rabbit gets lost on a visit to Rabbit World, he doesn’t feel quite so grown-up anymore.

Little Rabbit has decided to bring his favorite toy to school. But Charlie Horse keeps getting into trouble. Is he ready for school?

H “This cautionary tale has a deft and light touch…” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

H “The beguiling bunny introduced in Little Rabbit Lost here heads to the schoolhouse, leaping out of bed on the first day of class with abundant enthusiasm…” —Publishers Weekly

v Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of the Year

v Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of the Year

Little Rabbit Runaway Harry Horse

Little Rabbit’s Christmas Harry Horse

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-343-6 / 1-56145-343-9

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-419-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-557-7

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

AR • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

When Little Rabbit gets into trouble, he decides to run away from home. But food tastes different away from home and strange noises are louder. “Horse once again demonstrates his intuitive understanding of preschoolers’ minds and moods…” —Publishers Weekly

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

Little Rabbit receives the perfect Christmas present: a lovely red sled. But can he learn to share?

H “An enchanting holiday treat for all collections.” —School Library Journal v CCBC Choices; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Little Rabbit’s New Baby Harry Horse

AR • F&P GRL J; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-431-0

Plush Doll Based on the character created by Harry Horse

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

Doll Only: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-452-5

Little Rabbit thought it would be fun to be a big brother, but it’s not. The babies sleep and cry a lot. They are too young to throw a ball and they get their sticky paws on all his toys.

7 inches tall Little Rabbit’s New Baby HC & plush $22.90 / 978-1-56145-453-2

H “A delightful addition.” —School Library Journal v CCBC Choices; School Library Journal Best Books of the Year; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

The World of Little Rabbit www.littlerabbit.net

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Picture Books • backlist Kevin Luthardt When Edgar Met Cecil Kevin Luthardt

Larabee Kevin Luthardt

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-706-9

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-300-9 / 1-56145-300-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-482-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Moving to a new home is hard—even when you’re a robot.

AR GRL G; Gr 1 Ages 4–8

“This far-out lesson in making friends understands that to the new kid in school, everyone is going to seem scary and weird.“ —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 Teaching Themes: community, letter writing

Teaching Themes: moving, making new friends, fears, expectations and assumptions

F&P GRL E; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 Teaching Themes: pets, letting go

Larabee loves delivering the mail, but he’d really like to receive a letter himself. “Luthardt sends his direct storytelling out with gentle, happy illustrations, enclosing characteristic emotional content in the package…” —Kirkus Reviews v IRA / CBC Children’s Choice; Child Magazine Best Books of the Year

Peep! Kevin Luthardt

Flying! Kevin Luthardt

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-046-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-682-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-430-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-724-3

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

A baby duck and a young boy become fast friends. But the baby duck is growing up. Is it time for a change?

A series of simple questions triggers a playful, imaginative exchange between a child and his father.

“…[Luthardt] invests every scene with a visual and emotional depth that draws in the audience.” —Publishers Weekly v IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

F&P GRL H; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

“An engaging and effective father-son story…and an apt choice for parent-child reading.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: fathers, reading, imagination

Zoom! Diane Adams Illustrated by Kevin Luthardt HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-332-0 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-683-3

Territory: World • All rights available F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

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A timid young boy joins his eager father for a ride on a roller coaster. “Luthardt’s quirky acrylic cartoons make effective use of bright colors and crisp lines and should have substantial child appeal.” —School Library Journal

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backlist • Picture Books I Want to Help! Diane Adams Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

I Can Do It Myself! Diane Adams Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-630-7

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-471-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-725-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Arabic

Emily Pearl is mastering all sorts of skills, but she does need a little help herself every now and then—especially at the end of the day, when she’s waiting to get picked up and is just a little bit scared. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 Teaching Themes: school, helping, imagination, cooperation, responsibility

“Children will appreciate this relatable tale with likable characters.” —School Library Journal

Emily Pearl can do lots of things by herself. But sometimes even resourceful little girls need help.

F&P GRL H; Gr 1 Ages 2–6

“…will work well for the group reader who can enjoy the spontaneous giggles that will erupt at storytime or for one-on-one in-the-lap fun.” —Kirkus Reviews v Parents’ Choice Recommended; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Three Scoops and a Fig Sara Laux Akin Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

No Bows! Shirley Smith Duke Illustrated by Jenny Mattheson

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-522-5

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-356-6 / 1-56145-356-0

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • RC •  Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: family, cooking, cooperation

A young chef’s messy misadventures in the kitchen are quickly forgotten when she comes up with a special recipe all her own. “…a graceful, satisfying text…” —Booklist

F&P GRL LB; Gr Pre-K Ages 2–6

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Teaching Themes: determination, independence

The delightful contrariness of young children is celebrated in this upbeat book featuring a likeable little girl determined to get her own way. “…destined to be a high-volume readaloud, and much fun can be had…” —Kirkus Reviews

✎ Teacher’s guide

The Book of Shadowboxes A Story of the ABC’s

Laura L. Seeley

HC: $18.95 / 978-0-93460-165-8 PB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-072-5

Territory: World • All rights available

For every letter of the alphabet, Seeley has created a lively rhyme and fascinating shadowbox filled with whimsical creatures, objects, and people. F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“An intriguing find-the-object book…will certainly occupy a child’s searching mind.” —School Library Journal

✎ Teacher’s guide

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Picture Books • backlist Captain Small Pig Martin Waddell Illustrated by Susan Varley

Julie Paschkis Mooshka, A Quilt Story Julie Paschkis

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-519-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press UK

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-620-8

Territory: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

A delightful, intergenerational bedtime story featuring a remarkable quilt and a reluctant new big sister.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

H“Vivid artwork, a lively, endearing heroine and a warm, loving look at a pivotal experience give this one classic potential.” —Kirkus Reviews

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; CCBC Choices

The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Susan Varley

Albert the Fix-It Man Janet Lord Illustrated by Julie Paschkis HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-433-4

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-270-5 / 1-56145-270-X

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Captain Small Pig will entice readers with its droll characterizations and splendid pictures.” —School Library Journal H Booklist

H Booklist

Albert has a tool for every job and he’s never too busy or too tired to fix things for his neighbors. But what will happen when Albert is the one that needs help?

An unlikely trio head out in a small red boat.

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press UK AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 3–7

H “Lord’s rhythmic, simple text is perfectly cadenced for reading aloud, while Paschkis’ cheerful illustrations, filled with scrolling designs and smiling friends, reinforce the sense of the close, busy community working together.” —Booklist

A human baby falls under the care of three teddy bears, who raise him with the best intentions and a lot of love. “The genuine sweetness of this story is hard to resist.” —Publishers Weekly

Where is Catkin? Janet Lord Illustrated by Julie Paschkis HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-523-2 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-684-0

Territory: World • All rights available, except apps and simplified Chinese

A cat’s curiosity lands him in a tight spot in this simple but stunning book, featuring cheerful animal sounds and an entertaining seek-andfind element. AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 2–6

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“…kids will pick up on the story’s mood of both love and adventure.” —Booklist

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backlist • Picture Books Stripes of All Types Susan Stockdale

Susan Stockdale

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-695-6 English/Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-793-9 English/Spanish Big Book: $25.95 978-1-56145-794-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Lexile GRL G; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 / Nature Teaching Themes: patterns in nature, camouflage

Fabulous Fishes Susan Stockdale

Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide range of striped animals.

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-429-7 BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-637-6

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean, Australia/New Zealand

“A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes and a good introduction to some new animals.” —Kirkus Reviews v NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12; Parents’ Choice Silver Honor; Highly Commended, Charlotte Zolotow Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 / Nature Teaching Themes: fish species, behavior, and habitats ✎ Teacher’s guide

A simple, rhyming text and brightly colored illustrations introduce readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home. “An excellent teaching tool and an appealing introduction to the wide world of fish.” —Kirkus Reviews v NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12; Science Books & Films Best Books for Children

Bring On the Birds Susan Stockdale

Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move

Susan Stockdale

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-560-7 BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-692-5

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-328-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-449-5

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

F&P GRL D; Gr K Ages 2–6 / Nature Teaching Themes: bird species, behavior, and habitats

Brightly colored, richly textured illustrations and an energetic rhyming text introduce young readers to distinctive birds and their unique qualities. “Children will want to linger over the colorful images.” —Wall Street Journal

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

F&P GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 2–6 / Nature ✎ Teacher’s guide

“A beautifully sweet look at how babies are carried… Sure to become a calm and soothing bedtime favorite.” ­—Kirkus Reviews v Parents’ Choice Approved; NSTA Recommends; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

v Parents’ Choice Recommended; ALSC Notable Children’s Books; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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Picture Books • backlist FIRST GUIDES that highlight the defining

About Habitats series

characteristics of habitats, including the plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.

About Habitats: Deserts Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

About Habitats: Forests Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-641-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-636-9

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-734-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available except Japanese, Korean, and simplified Chinese F&P GRL J; Gr 1­ Ages 3–8 / Nature

“…accessible to very young children as well as older students, this provides an appealing introduction to deserts.” —Booklist

Lexile GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 3–8 / Nature

“It can be easy to forget that sometimes readers just need a simple concept, presented without bells and whistles: this book does just that.” —School Library Journal

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

About Habitats: Grasslands Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

About Habitats: Mountains Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-559-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-469-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-731-1

Territory: World • All rights available except Japanese and simplified Chinese

Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 1­ Ages 3–8 / Nature

“…simple, informative sentences paired with beautifully detailed watercolor paintings… Great for classroom sharing.” —Booklist

Territory: World • All rights available except Japanese and simplified Chinese Lexile •  F&P GRL J; Gr 1­ Ages 3–8 / Nature

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

About Habitats: Oceans Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

About Habitats: Wetlands Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-618-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-642-0 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-689-5

Territory: World • All rights available except Japanese and simplified Chinese

GRL J; Gr 1­ Ages 3–8 / Nature

“A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains…that grace our planet.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] fine addition to science collections.” —Booklist v NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

Territory: World • All rights available except simplified Chinese F&P GRL J; Gr 1­ Ages 3–8 / Nature

“The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details… The format would work well as a read-aloud.” —Booklist

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backlist • Picture Books FIRST GUIDES that describe clearly and simply how animals look, where they live, what they eat, how they defend themselves, and how they care for their young. An afterword provides further detail.

About... animal series Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-234-7 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-312-2

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-688-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-699-4

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-256-9 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-335-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-207-1 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-232-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-757-1 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-758-8

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-183-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-233-0

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-038-1 / 1-56145-038-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-364-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-301-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-405-1

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-331-3 / 1-56145-331-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-406-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-743-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-741-0

AR • Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

AR • Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-588-1

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

AR • F&P • Lexile / GRL I; Gr 1

AR • Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-358-0 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-407-5

AR • Lexile • F&P / GRL K; Gr 2

AR • Lexile • F&P / GRL I; Gr 1

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL K; Gr 2

AR • F&P / GRL L; Gr 2

AR • Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

AR • F&P / GRL K; Gr 2

AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

Books in the About… series have received numerous awards, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, CCBC Choices, Cook Prize Honor Book, NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Awards, Orbis Pictus Recommended, and Science Books and Films Best Books of the Year. Rights to titles in this series have been licensed in various languages, including Japanese, Korean, and simplified Chinese. Contact the rights department to determine availability. Ages 3–8 / Nature HC: $16.95 / 978-15-6145-536-2

F&P / GRL K; Gr 2

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-454-9

Lexile • F&P / GRL J; Gr 1

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Picture Books • backlist Ten Bright Eyes A retelling of the story written by Judy Hindley Illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Melissa Stewart Beneath the Sun Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-173-9 / 1-56145-173-8

Territory: US • Rights: Gullane UK

A mother bird combs the countryside in search of food for her bright-eyed baby hatchlings.

HC: $16.95 /978-1-56145-733-5

Territory: World • All rights available

This lyrical tour of habitats shows how animals survive the hottest time of the year.

F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 2–7

“A well-designed, well-written book that offers readers a greater awareness of and sense of relationship to the other inhabitants in their environments” —Kirkus Reviews

Lexile GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Nature

Stick Out Your Tongue!

Teaching Themes: habitats, weather, animal behavior

Fantastic Facts, Features, and Functions of Animal and Human Tongues

Under the Snow Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

Joan Bonsignore Illustrated by John T. Ward

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-493-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-230-9 / 1-56145-230-0

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: World • All rights available

When snow falls, what do animals do? “…this beautiful picture book will complement the science curriculum and also makes for a great read aloud.” —Booklist AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Nature

“The simple rhyming text works wonderfully with the eye-catching, childlike pictures.” —School Library Journal

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

Animals use their tongues in all sorts of amazing ways. “…the brief, smooth text will appeal to children…the subject is intriguing…” —Booklist

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; CCBC Choices

Teaching Themes: habitats, weather, animal behavior

When Rain Falls Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-438-9

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

A cozy look at the amazing ways animals behave and interact with their environments on a rainy day.

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes: habitats, weather, animal behavior

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“…should appeal to very young listeners curious about the natural world.” —Kirkus Reviews

✎ Teacher’s guides available

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backlist • Picture Books This series shows how people’s behavior has inadvertently threatened the survival of some species, and explains methods for protecting these important creatures.

AR GRL O; GR 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

A Place For series

A Place for Bats Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond

A Place for Birds Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond

HC: &16.95 / 978-1-56145-624-6

HC: &16.95 / 978-1-56145-474-7

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except simplified Chinese

“Affecting and empowering, this book might inspire kids to take a closer look at the environmental issues in their own backyard and get involved.” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

v Finalist, Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books; Honor Book, Green Earth Book Award; Parents’ Choice Recommended

v NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12; CCBC Choices; Honor Book, Green Earth Book Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

A Place for Butterflies Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond

A Place for Fish Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-789-2 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-784-7

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-562-1

Territory: World • All rights available, except simplified Chinese

Territory: World • All rights available, except simplified Chinese AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

“Gorgeous artwork shows up-close portraits of each butterfly, as well as a larger, detailed view of its habitat.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

“…attractive, informative introduction to fish and their conservation.” —Booklist v NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12; Shortlist, Green Earth Book Award

v Science Books & Films Best Book of the Year; Green Earth Book Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

“Put this one in the hands of budding scientists, environmentalists and nature lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Place for Frogs Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond

A Place for Turtles Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-521-8

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-693-2

Territory: World • All rights available, except simplified Chinese

Territory: World • All rights available

“The beautiful, realistic paintings are so lifelike that readers almost expect the subjects to jump off the pages.” —Booklist

AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

v Honor Book, Green Earth Book Award; NSTA Recommends

“A classroom-friendly blend of story and fact.” —Booklist v NSTA/CBC Oustanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12; Green Earth Book Award

Series teacher’s guide available

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Picture Books • backlist Aliens from Earth

When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems

Mary Batten

Mary Batten Illustrated by Beverly Doyle

Hey, Daddy!

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-236-1 / 1-56145-236-X PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-450-1

Mary Batten Illustrated by Higgins Bond

Territory: World • All rights available

Animal Fathers and Their Babies

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Nature

An introduction to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species.

Numerous examples of males caring for their young are presented in accurate and clear language.

Teaching Themes: invasive species, ecology

“…nonstop intriguing…”

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-272-9

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature Teaching Themes: animal fathers ✎ Teacher’s guide

✎ Teacher’s guide

“…a good deal of information in an attractive format…a welcome addition to most libraries.” —Booklist

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-235-4 / 1-56145-235-1

Territory: World • All rights available

A Book About Sleep

Mary Batten Illustrated by Higgins Bond HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-393-1

AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes: sleep patterns in animals

“Far from your cozy bedtime lullaby, this big bright picture book is an exciting way to talk about the biology that connects humans with many kinds of animals.” —Booklist

v NSTA Recommends

Who Has a Belly Button? Mary Batten Illustrated by Higgins Bond

Please Don’t Wake the Animals

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

—Booklist

AR • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Nature Teaching Themes: mammals, pregnancy, birth ✎ Teacher’s guide

Why humans and some other animals have belly buttons—and why others do not—is the subject of this informative, fascinating look at the lifeline that attaches mammals to their mothers before birth. “An especially wonderful book to share with youngsters awaiting the birth of a sibling, and a great addition to the nonfiction library collection.” —Kirkus Reviews

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

What the Sea Saw Stephanie St. Pierre Illustrated by Beverly Doyle HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-359-7 / 1-56145-359-5

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature ✎ Teacher’s guide

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This lyrical visit to the seashore in words and pictures provides a unique and intriguing introduction to the vital relationships between sea creatures, other animals and plants, and the ecosystems in which they live. “This simple beginning introduces a profound concept—the interconnectedness of all life—at a level preschoolers can understand.” —Kirkus Reviews

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backlist • Picture Books

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

Little Elephant Thunderfoot Sally Grindley Illustrated by John Butler

Polar Star Sally Grindley Illustrated by John Butler

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-180-7 / 1-56145-180-0

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-181-4 / 1-56145-181-9

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK

When tragedy occurs, Little Thunderfoot, his family, and the rest of the herd must learn how to live without their leader and teacher.

This dramatic story follows a mother polar bear and her two cubs from her hibernation and their birth through their long journey together.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Nature

“…a fine book to use to educate youngsters about poachers and elephant behavior, or to instill respect for the animal kingdom and conservation.” —School Library Journal

“A visually beautiful and factually accurate look at a majestic animal.” —School Library Journal

Little Sibu

Pi-shu the Little Panda John Butler

An Orangutan Tale

Sally Grindley Illustrated by John Butler

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-242-2

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-196-8 / 1-56145-196-7

The touching story of a small panda whose home is threatened by the encroachment of humans.

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Orchard UK

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Nature

This factually accurate portrayal of the everyday life of an orangutan in a tropical rainforest helps young readers to understand this endangered species. “…without preaching about the environment, the book admirably strengthens the bond between human and orangutan.” —Publishers Weekly

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

“The pictures are gorgeous…” —School Library Journal v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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Picture Books • backlist Butterfly Tree Sandra Markle Illustrated by Leslie Wu

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes: monarch butterfly migration, discovery

Firefly Mountain Patricia Thomas Illustrated by Peter Sylvada

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-539-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-360-3 / 1-56145-360-9

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

The mystery of monarch butterfly migration is revealed in this sensitive, eloquent mother-daughter story.

A family experiences the magic of fireflies in this story of anticipation. AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

“…[a] masterful evocation of a child’s sense of wonder at the natural world.” Teaching Themes: —Kirkus Reviews creative writing, insects, summer v Green Earth Book Award; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Planting the Wild Garden Kathryn O. Galbraith Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin

Arbor Day Square Kathryn O. Galbraith Illustrated by Cyd Moore

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-563-8

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-517-1

Territory: World • All rights available, except French, Korean, simplfied Chinese, complex Chinese

Katie and Papa order trees from back East to make their new settlement feel like home in this fictional retelling of the creation of Arbor Day.

Eloquent text and stunning illustrations combine to explore the many ways seeds are distributed. AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes: seed dispersal, action verbs, onomatopoeia

“Thomas’s prose is lyrical and engaging as she describes the sights, smells, and sounds of the fading afternoon and gradual coming of night…” —School Library Journal

H “…a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm.” —Publishers Weekly v Parents’ Choice Gold Award; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

“An attractive introduction to the celebration of Arbor Day.” AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes: trees, traditions, family, community

—Booklist v Parents’ Choice Approved; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

✎ Teacher’s guide

Night Rabbits Lee Posey Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-164-7 / 1-56145-164-9 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-397-9 / 1-56145-397-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: wildlife, parents, resourcefulness

The touching story of a young girl’s special relationship with her father and some gentle nighttime creatures. “Montgomery’s detailed, dynamic paintings nicely complement the text, and capture the sense of place so well you’d swear you could hear the crickets chirping yourself.” —New York Times v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor

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backlist • Picture Books

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

✎ Teacher’s guide

The Moonflower Peter Loewer Illustrated by Jean Loewer

Immi’s Gift Karin Littlewood

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-138-8 / 1-56145-138-X PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-314-6 / 1-56145-314-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Gullane UK

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Two children half a world away from each other are connected in an unexpected way in this timeless, fanciful story.

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-545-4

This eloquent and factual account of nature’s nocturnal activities brings an often unseen world to light. “The lyrical text describes the nighttime activity surrounding the plant with magical overtones that remain true to nature’s nocturnal cycles.” —School Library Journal v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • RC •  Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: generosity, interconnectedness, friendship

My Mother Talks to Trees Doris Gove Illustrated by Marilynn H. Mallory

The Copy Crocs David Bedford llustrated by Emily Bolam

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-166-1 / 1-56145-166-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-336-8 / 1-56145-336-6

HC:$15.95 / 978-1-56145-304-7 / 1-56145-304-8

Territory: US • Rights: Oxford UK

Territory: World • All rights available

Crocodile is always thinking up fun things to do, but no matter what he does, all the other crocs copy him!

A lesson in tree identification is adeptly woven into this charming story featuring a special mother-daughter relationship.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Nature

H “With shades of David Wiesner’s Flotsam and Suzy Lee’s Wave, it’s a story with a quiet magic and beauty.” —Publishers Weekly

“…will encourage children to notice and protect the trees around them.” —School Library Journal

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“…an ideal book for reading aloud.” —School Library Journal

v IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

✎ Teacher’s guide

A Tree for Emmy Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-475-4

Territory: World • All rights available

When Emmy decides she wants a mimosa of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many grown-ups do not share her enthusiasm for this wild tree.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“A spunky and independent heroine, a satisfying story and a gentle environmental message combine nicely here in an arboreal celebration that will delight many a young reader.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Picture Books • backlist Lost for Words Natalie Russell

Alex Latimer

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-739-7

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Macmillan UK

Tapir wants to express himself, but he can’t find the words! The harder he tries the more upset he becomes, until finally Tapir stops trying to write and begins to draw… AR GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: collaboration, creativity, inspiration

Lion vs. Rabbit Alex Latimer HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-709-0

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Random House UK

Can no one stop lion from bullying all the other animals?

“The seemingly simple, rhythmic text blossoms into a tender story of longing and accomplishment.” —School Library Journal

”A droll, nonthreatening tale of bullying in the guise of a modern fable.” —Kirkus Reviews AR GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 4–8

The Story Blanket Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz Illustrated by Elena Odriozola

Teaching Themes: bullying, problem-solving, cooperation

Penguin’s Hidden Talent Alex Latimer

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-466-2

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-629-1

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Random House UK

Babba Zarrah unravels part of her story blanket and knits some socks, a scarf, and a shawl for friends. Meanwhile, the story blanket is getting smaller and smaller.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: sharing, recycling, secrets, circular tale

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The talent show is coming up and Penguin doesn’t have a special skill to showcase—or does he?

“Arresting illustrations…sweetly vivid.” —Booklist v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

v IRA/CBC Children’s Choices; Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

AR • RC • Lexile GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“…delightfully droll… Quirky, with a side of self-esteem.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: friendship, talent, compassion, self-discovery

The Opposite Tom MacRae Illustrated by Elena Odriozola

The Boy Who Cried Ninja Alex Latimer

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-371-9 / 1-56145-371-4

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-774-8

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press UK

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Random House UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-579-9

In this quirky twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” Tim’s outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.

When Nate woke up one morning, The Opposite was standing on his ceiling staring down at him. And from that moment on, Nate’s day turned upside down in the most extraordinary way. “…a wonderfully offbeat tale.” —The Washington Post

AR • RC • Lexile GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor

Teaching Themes: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, fractured fairy tales, honesty

“Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read.” —Kirkus Reviews

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backlist • Picture Books Prairie Chicken Little Jackie Mims Hopkins Illustrated by Henry Cole

Jackie Mims Hopkins

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-694-9

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • RC • Lexile GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: Chicken Little, fractured fairy tales, prairie animals

The Gold Miner’s Daughter

When Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken hears a rumblin’ and a grumblin’, she sets off to warn her friends. “Hopkins’ prairie take on ‘Chicken Little’ is made storytime perfect by Cole’s characteristically hysterical, watercolorand-colored-pencil cartoons of goggle-eyed critters.” —Kirkus Reviews v Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate Selection

A Melodramatic Fairy Tale

Jackie Mims Hopkins Illustrated by Jon Goodell HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-362-7

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: melodrama, fairy tales

The Horned Toad Prince Jackie Mims Hopkins Illustrated by Michael Austin

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-258-3

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-195-1 / 1-56145-195-9 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-548-5

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Teaching Themes: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, fractured fairy tales, friendship

“Goodell’s delightful and action-packed illustrations feature expressive characters and plenty of visual humor.” —School Library Journal

The Three Armadillies Tuff Jackie Mims Hopkins Illustrated by S. G. Brooks PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-598-0

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

An hysterical collision of fairy tales, melodrama, and the Gold Rush West.

Three fun-loving armadillo sisters are eager to cross a busy highway to get to the new dance hall on the other side, but inside the culvert lurks a spindly legged coyote. “Droll turns of phrase and hints of dialect add fun and flavor to the tale.” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: The Frog Prince, fractured fairy tales, predicting outcomes    www.peachtree-online.com/hornedtoad

When Reba Jo finds herself in a mess of trouble, she’s forced to strike a deal with a horned toad. “An entertaining version of ‘The Frog Prince’ with a Texas twist…” —School Library Journal

Railroad John and the Red Rock Run Tony Crunk Illustrated by Michael Austin HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-363-4

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 4–8 ✎ Teacher’s guide

Lonesome Bob is set to marry Wildcat Annie today, if only the Sagebrush Flyer can get to Red Rock on time. “Kids will eagerly climb aboard for repeat rides.” —Publishers Weekly

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Picture Books • backlist The Grudge Keeper Mara Rockliff Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas Tony Wilson Illustrated by Sue deGennaro

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-729-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except dramatic/film and Korean

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-635-2

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Scholastic Australia

No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. AR • RC • Lexile GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: conflict resolution, forgiveness, wordplay

H “…a clever fable characterized by ornate language, extraordinary characters and billowy atmosphere.” —Kirkus Reviews v Indie Next List

AR • Lexile GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: The Princess and the Pea, fractured fairy tales, friendship, choices

The King of Little Things Bil Lepp Illustrated by David T. Wenzel Territory: World • Rights: All rights available, except Spanish

AR GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: power and responsibility, humor, collective resistance, strength in cooperation

H “Adults and children who read this delightful and imaginative book together will find lots to talk about.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A must for would-be princesses.” —Kirkus Reviews v A Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate Selection

Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble Jan Huling Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-708-3

Only the King of Little Things stands between King Normous and his goal of conquering the world. But little things can wield great power.

This modern remix of the beloved fairy tale delivers a freshly humorous take on one prince’s search for the just-right girl of his dreams.

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-436-5

Territory: World • All rights available, except French

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 Teaching Themes: The Bremen Town Musicians, fractured fairy tales, friendship, dreams

v Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Finalist, Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award for the Best Picture Book of the Year; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Ol’ Bloo Donkey realizes it’s time to hit the road and pursue his ambition of being a star in this hilarious backwoods retelling of “The Bremen Town Musicians.” “Bayou cadences, outré metaphors for each animal’s singing and an easy way with a rueful folkloric voice make this a treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

I Am Tama, Lucky Cat A Japanese Legend

Wendy Henrichs Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-589-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except French

A stirring tale of friendship based on the legend of the Lucky Cat.

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“With its compelling story and stunning art, this is a worthy addition.” —School Library Journal v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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backlist • Picture Books Ding Dong! Gorilla! Michelle Robinson Illustrated by Leonie Lord

Churchill’s Tale of Tails Anca Sandu

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-730-4

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Random House UK

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-738-0

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Hachette UK

Churchill couldn’t be prouder of his perfect tail. And then one day it goes missing…

A little boy has a lot of explaining to do when a gorilla makes a mess of his house… and that’s not even the BAD news! AR GRL I; Gr 1 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: tall tales, humor, honesty, imagination

AR • RC • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy.” —School Library Journal v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor

AR • Lexile GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: friendship, image, self-esteem

“The tale’s themes of individuality, identity and forgiveness are nicely presented.” —Kirkus Reviews

One More Sheep Mij Kelly Illustrated by Russell Ayto

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? Julie Middleton Illustrated by Russell Ayto

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-378-8

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-690-1

Territory: US • Rights: Hodder UK

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Random House UK

A shepherd wants to make sure he’s rounded up all of his sheep, but counting them always makes him fall asleep.

What were the dinosaurs like when they were alive? Dave and Dad are about to find out!

“Ayto’s pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations…steal the show.” —Horn Book Magazine

“A comedic treat… A highly entertaining selection that is sure to be a big hit.” —School Library Journal

v Children’s Book Sense Pick

AR GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: dinosaurs, imagination

v Finalist, Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award for the Best Picture Book of the Year; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! Malachy Doyle Illustrated by Paul Hess HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-241-5 / 1-56145-241-6

Territory: US • Rights: Andersen Press UK

What is a boy to think when a mischievous, spidery-legged, knobbly kneed goblin shows up in his front yard?

F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“The imaginative, whimsical, and colorful pictures are full of details to be discovered… will be enjoyed by young monster enthusiasts.” —School Library Journal

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AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

Old Tom, Man of Mystery Leigh Hobbs

Old Tom’s Holiday Leigh Hobbs

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-346-7 / 1-56145-346-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-316-0 / 1-56145-316-1

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Little Hare Books, Australia

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Little Hare Books, Australia

An overworked Angela decides that the time has come for Old Tom to help out a bit around the house, but Old Tom has other ideas.

Angela wins an all-expenses paid luxury holiday—for one. She’s sad to leave Old Tom, but everywhere she goes, she sees something that reminds her of her beloved pet.

“…the deadpan delivery and squiggly, almost drunken illustration are back, and fans who loved the first will enjoy this.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“… fans as well as newcomers to the series will love this slightly rude but lovable cat and his sweet but dim owner.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: travel, relationships

Loveykins Quentin Blake HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-282-8 / 1-56145-282-3

Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road Quentin Blake

Territory: US • Rights: Random House UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-287-3 / 1-56145-287-4

Territory: US • Rights: Random House UK

When Angela Bowling rescues a baby bird after a storm, she finds her very own Loveykins.

A delightfully unconventional woman finds liberation and new friends out on the open road.

H “Appealingly offbeat, this droll tale is classic Blake.” —Publishers Weekly AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Blake’s characteristic watercolor cartoons pair perfectly with the silly text, creating another marvelous story about this eccentric but lovable lady.” —School Library Journal

Gilbert de la Frogponde A Swamp Story

Jennifer Rae Illustrated by Rose Cowles HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-163-0 / 1-56145-163-0

Territory: US • Rights: Whitecap Books, Canada

Two chefs arrive at Gilbert’s pond in search of dinner. Too fat to escape, he must convince them that bugs, not frogs, are all the rage in culinary circles. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 6–10

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“Do not read Gilbert de la Frogponde to your child at bedtime, or you may find yourself in the same predicament I did: I couldn’t get him to stop laughing and go to sleep… witty, creative and downright hilarious.” —Boston Herald

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backlist • Picture Books Harriet’s Horrible Hair Day Dawn Lesley Stewart Illustrated by Michael P. White HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-165-4

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! Kyle Mewburn Illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-457-0

Harriet’s sister and brother launch a series of outrageous, hair-raising schemes to tame her wayward ringlets. F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“If you’re looking to take the knots out of a bad hair day, try this.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Scholastic Australia

AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Multiple perspectives add a sense of fun to the story. The rhythmic text and repetition will make this useful as a read-aloud and good for beginning readers to tackle.” —School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: self-esteem, counting

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

Every time Auntie Elsie comes to visit she gives Andy two big sloppy kisses. Andy is a fast runner, but not fast enough to outrun Auntie Elsie!

That’s Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! Sherry Shahan Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

What Do Parents Do? (When You’re Not Home) Jeanie Franz Ransom Illustrated by Cyd Moore

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-416-7

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-409-9

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

After a tough soccer practice, Mikey’s dad takes him to play in the park, but Mikey only wants to practice for the Big Game.

The tables are turned and the grown-ups have all the fun in this wickedly silly story of parental mayhem.

“In a warm reversal of the usual competitive sports message, a parent teaches his son to let go and just have fun…” —Booklist

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: imagination, rules, family

“Giggles abound as this cheerful tale of imagined role-reversal plucks at the seams of conventionality and lets out a little stuffing.” —Kirkus Reviews

Raymond and Nelda Barbara Bottner Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

Flora the Frog Shirley Isherwood Illustrated by Anna C. Leplar

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-394-8 / 1-56145-394-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-223-1 / 1-56145-223-8

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: US • Rights: Bloomsbury UK

Laugh-out-loud letters enhance this endearingly quirky story about repairing a friendship.

Flora is dismayed when she is asked to be a frog in the class play. Frogs are green and fat, and she is afraid that everyone will laugh at her.

“…in the great tradition of Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad…” —Booklist

AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: shyness

“Children will relate to Flora’s feelings, due in particular to the large, full-page penand-watercolor illustrations that wonderfully depict her emotions.” —School Library Journal

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Picture Books • backlist Clatter Bash!

Danny Schnitzlein

A Day of the Dead Celebration

Richard Keep

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-461-7

Trick or Treat on Monster Street Danny Schnitzlein Illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Territory: World • All rights available

Graveyard skeletons shake, rattle, and roll in this spirited Day of the Dead celebration.

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-465-5

Territory: World • All rights available

A jittery, jumpy kid comes face-to-face with a band of trick-or-treating monsters on Halloween. AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Faulkner’s watercolors feature a gruesome cast of cartoonish ghouls and are entertaining…” —School Library Journal

F&P GRL LB; Gr Pre-K Ages 4–8 / Holiday Teaching Themes: Day of the Dead

Teaching Themes: prejudice, bullying, facing fears, friendships

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-146-3 / 1-56145-146-0

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-216-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-533-1 / 1-56145-533-4

Professor LeGrand warns readers about the outrageous habits and appalling behavior of thirteen mischievous monsters.

Territory: World • All rights available

Teaching Themes: facing fears, nutrition, food choices ✎ Teacher’s guide

A young boy makes a bargain with a fiendishly funny monster to avoid eating his peas. “…the rollicking rhythms and madcap, over-the-top art give this…[book] plenty of comic energy.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 6–10

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-420-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-668-0

Teaching Themes: homework, procrastination, facing fears, cheating

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“First-timer Austin’s illustrations have a surreal edginess…young readers will likely be entertained.” —Publishers Weekly

Where Teddy Bears Come From Mark Burgess Illustrated by Russell Ayto

The Monster Who Did My Math Danny Schnitzlein Illustrated by Bill Mayer

AR • RC • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; IRA/CBC Children’s Choices

13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided Kevin Shortsleeve Illustrated by Michael Austin

The Monster Who Ate My Peas Danny Schnitzlein Illustrated by Matt Faulkner

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 • Ages 4–8

H “…[a] zesty look at a special night… This will be a popular title in Mexican-American communities and an eye-opener for others.” —School Library Journal

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-487-7

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

A math-phobic boy is facing another evening of multiplication when a monster offers him a deal he cannot refuse.

A little wolf knows just what he needs to get a good night’s sleep: a teddy bear to cuddle, just like in his favorite story book.

“…an entertaining addition to math classes and a useful warm-up to tutoring sessions with less-than-enthusiastic students.” —School Library Journal

H “All the elements of a winner come together in this enchanting effort…” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Holiday

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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backlist • Picture Books

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction Holiday www.christmasinthetrenches.info

Christmas in the Trenches John McCutcheon Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

The Santa Trap Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Poly Bernatene

HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-374-0

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-670-3

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Macmillan UK

This moving tribute to the power of the human spirit to unite people is based on an actual event from World War I.

When Santa Claus refuses to give him anything but socks, Bradley vows to get revenge.

v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; IRA Teacher’s Choices; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

AR • RC •  Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Holiday

Also available: Mightier Than the Sword CD: $16.98 suggested retail / UPC: 19480

Teaching Themes: holiday, celebration, invention, imagination, consequences

H “The cleverly constructed plot unfolds with perfect comedic timing and dry wit, complemented by digitally produced mixed-media illustrations that have a suitably sinister, magnetic charm.” —Kirkus Reviews

Jingle Bells

To Whom the Angel Spoke A Story of the Christmas Terry Kay Illustrated by Eileen Blyth

How the Holiday Classic Came to Be

John Harris Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-502-7

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-590-4 / 1-56145-590-3

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: text: Harvey Klinger Agency / art: Peachtree

Territory: World • All rights available, except US / Canada book club

The unifying power of simple belief reminds us that, for different people with different feelings, there is a celebration that brings us all together.

The story of the creation of a holiday classic—in the most unlikely of places. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction Holiday

“…captur[es] the atmosphere of a community willing to stick together as they journey against the grain, whether that means bringing snow somehow to the South or standing by an unpopular belief.” —School Library Journal

All ages / Holiday

Teaching Themes: months of the year, seasons, holidays

“…delightfully illustrated…simple enough for children but holds an appeal, as well, for adults.” —The Miami Herald

Santa’s Eleven Months Off Mike Reiss Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

Santa’s Last Present Marie-Aude Murail and Elvire Murail Illustrated by Quentin Blake

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-421-1

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-319-1 / 1-56145-319-6

Territory: World • Rights: text: First Books / art; Peachtree • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: US • Rights: Random House UK

Julian thinks he’s getting too big to believe in Santa, but when he finds an extra present under the tree, he discovers that he may not be too old after all.

Santa recovers from a hectic December by embarking on a hilarious campaign of adventure and self-improvement.

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 / Holiday

H Publishers Weekly

“Montgomery’s full-color paintings showing expressive, energetic people in dynamic compositions are amusing and delightful.” —School Library Journal

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 8–12 / Holiday

“The story is charmingly told…Blake’s colorful cartoons are as appealing as ever.” —School Library Journal

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Picture Books • backlist Lost and Found Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

First Grade Stinks! Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Beth Spiegel

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-628-4

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-377-1

Territory: World • Rights: Peachtree / dramatic: author

PB $8.95 / 978-1-56145-462-4

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

When Justin loses his special hat, he is forced to visit the lost and found.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: school, courage, honesty, family

“Telling a realistic tale of fears faced and rewards earned, this picture book has its own hidden treasures, revealed in the understated first-person narrative and realistic dialogue.” —Booklist

On the first day of school, Hayley quickly finds out that first grade is different from kindergarten, but in all the wrong ways!

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

v Parents’ Choice Approved; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

✎ Teacher’s guide

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Mr. President Goes to School Rick Walton Illustrated by Brad Sneed

Late for School Mike Reiss Illustrated by Michael Austin

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-538-6

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-491-4

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • Rights: text: First Book / art: Peachtree

When the president has a frustrating day, he decides to go back to the place where he learned the most important lessons of all. AR • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

H “A good jumping-off book for discussions about differences and change.” —Publishers Weekly

“Sneed’s attention to detail makes the book fun to look at over again and again. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P Overall, a fun introduction to the great GRL L; Gr 2 things that can be learned in school.” Ages 4–8 —School Library Journal v IRA/CBC Children’s Choices

Teaching Themes: telling time, tall tale, NYC landmarks

Smitty is never late for school. Not when his shoes get stuck in a sea of thick, black tar. Not when snowmen rain down from the sky. Not even when he encounters a very hungry T. Rex! “Children tardy and timely will laugh at this droll recitation.” —Kirkus Reviews v IRA/CBC Children’s Choices

✎ Teacher’s guide

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-561-4

The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians Carla Morris Illustrated by Brad Sneed

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-391-7

Camp K-9 Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

When Roxie heads off to Camp K-9 for a fun-filled summer, she’s terrified that the poodle bully may discover her secret. But maybe some of the other dogs have secrets too… AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: bullying, courage, summer camp

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The humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages: 4–8

“This empathetic tale should calm the nerves of all novice campers-to-be.” Teaching Themes: —Kirkus Reviews reading, friendship, learning

H “Morris clearly gets what makes librarians tick, and Sneed’s humorous watercolor illustrations capture the soul of ‘how librarians are’…” —Kirkus Reviews v Children’s Book Sense Pick, Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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backlist • Picture Books Three Hens and a Peacock Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Henry Cole

Lester L. Laminack

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-564-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-726-7

Snow Day! Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Territory: World • All rights available, except complex Chinese, Spanish, Catalan

When a peacock suddenly arrives at a quiet farm, everything changes.

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-418-1 HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-554-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-553-9 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-556-0

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

A clever take on a familiar childhood lament. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

AR • RC • Lexile GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 4–8

Saturdays and Teacakes Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-139-5

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-303-0 HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-513-3 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-514-0

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 ✎ Teacher’s guide

v IRA / CBC Children’s Choices Book of the Year; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

v CCBC Choices

Laminack’s tender tribute to his grandmother.

—Kirkus Reviews

✎ Teacher’s guide

“…a cheerful tribute to muffled, white, unexpected days off…” —New York Times

Territory: World • All rights available

“Good farm fun.”

AR • F&P GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 ✎ Teacher’s guide

“The brilliant watercolor paintings glow with light and idyllically capture the world of yesteryear.” —School Library Journal

The story of a young boy’s visit with his great-grandmother, who is suffering from the mental and physical deterioration associated with old age. “…an unusually empathic look at the reality of aging…” —Publishers Weekly

v Book Sense 76

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 3–7

Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Kathi Garry McCord

Jake’s 100th Day of School Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Judy Love

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-175-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-279-8

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-355-9 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-463-1

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When Trevor’s Grandma Sally shows his class how to make old-fashioned taffy, he learns there are also fun ways to pull a tooth!

What will Jake do when he forgets to bring the special collection for the 100th day of school?

“…the surprise ending will make readers laugh out loud.” —Book Links

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Love’s richly realistic, abundantly detailed pencil, ink, and watercolor illustrations spill across the pages…” —Booklist

✎ Teacher’s guide

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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Picture Books • backlist The Library Dragon Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael P. White

Carmen Agra Deedy

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-091-6 HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-639-0 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-640-6

Return of the Library Dragon Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael P. White

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: World • All rights available

Sunrise Elementary School has a BIG problem. Their new librarian, Miss Lotta Scales, is a real dragon.

Miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not before Lotta Scales makes one final stand.

“Deedy’s text sparkles with sly humor… This wonderful book will delight children.” —School Library Journal

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-621-5

AR • RC •  Lexile GRL O; Gr 3 • Ages 4–8

“…an entertaining read that broaches the subject of technology’s place in the school media center…” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 ✎ Teacher’s guide

The Library Dragon flip doll flip doll: $34.95 / 978-1-56145-267-5 book and doll: $52.00 / 978-1-56145-585-0 14 inches tall / nonreturnable

Teaching Themes: books, reading, technology, change, friendship

The Secret of Old Zeb Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael P. White

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach A Cuban Folktale

Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael Austin

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-115-9 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-280-4

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-399-3 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-787-8 HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-468-6 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-467-9 Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 www.beautifulmartina.com

A York New es Tim ler! sel Best

Territory: World • All rights available

Walter fears he is in for the worst summer ever until he befriends a mysterious neighbor.

When Martina decides to choose a husband, her grandmother gives her some advice. “This Latino folktale has a rollicking voice imbued with sly tongue-in-cheek humor. ” —Booklist v Honor Book, Pura Belpré Medal; Odyssey Award; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

“The ‘follow your dream’ moral is prevalent throughout the text and reinforced by the dreamlike quality of the illustrations.” —School Library Journal

✎ Teacher’s guide

14 Cows for America Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

The Yellow Star

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-490-7 / 1-56145-490-7

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-208-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean, Francophone Africa, and Haiti

Territory: World • All rights available, except Danish, Dutch, French, Korean, Norwegian, UK

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / History

“…a lovely picture book…beautifully evocative…” —Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times

“Magnificently illustrated…a graceful and moving exploration of moral courage.” —USA Today

✎ Teacher’s guide

H Kirkus Reviews

www.14cowsforamerica.com

v IRA Teacher’s Choices; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Honor Book, E. B. White Read-Aloud; Parents Choice Gold Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year; CCBC Choices

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The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction ✎ Teacher’s guide

v ABA Book Sense 76; ABC Children’s Booksellers’ Choices; Christopher Award; IRA Teacher’s Choice; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society

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backlist • Picture Books Agatha’s Feather Bed

The Last Dance Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Debrah Santini

Not Just Another Wild Goose Story

Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-109-8

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-008-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-096-1

Bessie tells the story of her friendship with Ninny, of Ninny’s grandfather, and of the very special dance they share.

Territory: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

Agatha loves her new feather bed, but then six shivering, naked geese pay her a visit to discuss the origin of the feathers.

“Debrah Santini’s masterful sketches and watercolors tell as much as the text.” —The Horn Book Magazine

✎ Teacher’s guide

“This finely crafted collection abounds with information and whimsy. It also teems with puns and word play… A ducky book.” —Publishers Weekly

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12

Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia Carmen Agra Deedy

The Cheshire Cheese Cat A Dickens of a Tale

Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright Illustrated by Barry Moser

CD: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-318-4 / 1-56145-318-8

60 minutes Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-595-9

Territory: World • All rights available, except audio, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, Spanish, US/ Canada book club

“Deedy has a velvety smooth voice… her tone is warm and bubbly… Without a doubt, this is a case where listening to stories is better than reading them.” —AudioFile Ages Teen and Up

v Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Publishers Weekly Best Audiobook, Adult Storytelling

Unlikely allies learn the lessons of a great friendship. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; GR 6 Ages 8 and up ✎ Teacher’s guide www.cheshirecheesecat.com

Spanish-language editions

H “…a delight.” —Publishers Weekly H School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews v Honor Book, E.B. White Read-Aloud; Kirkus Best Children’s Books; SLJ Best Fiction; ALSC Notable Children’s Books; NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts; Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction

Un colchón de plumas para Agata Un cuento de alas para niños

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-426-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-404-4

14 vacas para américa Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah / Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-550-8

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Territory: World All rights available

AR Ages 4–8 History Territory: World All rights available

AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 Territory: World All rights available

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-555-3

Martina una cucarachita muy linda Un cuento cubano Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Michael Austin HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-425-9 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-532-4

H “The skillfully crafted acrylic illustrations capture the island’s ambience… The text flows easily…” —Criticas

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Picture Books • backlist Orange Cheeks Jay O’Callahan Illustrated by Patricia Raine

Kashmira Sheth

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-073-2 / 1-56145-073-1

Territory: World • All rights available

Tiger in My Soup Kashmira Sheth Illustrated by Jeffery Ebbeler HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-696-3

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

A sister and brother battle it out in this story of imagination, reading, and tigers! AR GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: siblings, imagination

H“In the current run of titles about older siblings feeding younger ones, this one stands out for its inventive imagery.” —Kirkus Reviews H Publishers Weekly

Monsoon Afternoon Kashmira Sheth Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

HC: $15.95 / 978-156145-134-0 / 1-56145-134-7

Territory: US & Canada • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-455-6

When practical joker Pierre decides to play a trick on his beloved Grand Ma Mere, the results are anything but what he expects!

Territory: World • All rights available

During monsoon season, a young boy and his Dadaji head out into the rainy weather.

Teaching Themes: intergenerational relationship, monsoon season

“The cyclical rhythms of the rain seasons echo the story’s larger themes of time’s passage and the links between generations…” —Booklist

“An unusual, enchanting story.” —Booklist AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; CCBC Choices Honor Book

When Young Melissa Sweeps Nancy Byrd Turner lllustrated by Debrah Santini

My Dadima Wears a Sari Kashmira Sheth Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-157-9 / 1-56145-157-6

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-392-4

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: intergenerational relationship, traditions, culture

This multigenerational story offers a glimpse into the distinctive culture and customs of India. “…the continuous, loving exchange heightens the intergenerational warmth that’s extended in Jaeggi’s delicate watercolors.” —Booklist

“With plenty of tension and with characters that are true to life, this yarn celebrates an intergenerational love that is guaranteed to captivate an audience.” —Booklist

Tulips Jay O’Callahan Illustrated by Debrah Santini

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

Four-year-old Willie loves visiting his grandma, but his mother has warned him— if he gets into trouble again, there’ll be no more overnight visits for an entire year.

Melissa dances from room to room, inspiring readers to discover delightful new possibilities in routine tasks. F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“…this exuberant poem captures the enthusiasm and imagination children can bring to the most ordinary task…” —Booklist

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; CCBC Choices; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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backlist • Picture Books A Storm Called Katrina Myron Uhlberg Illustrated by Colin Bootman

Myron Uhlberg

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-591-1

The Printer Myron Uhlberg Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

Territory: World • All rights available, except audio

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-221-7 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-483-9

Territory: World • All rights available

A deaf father and his hearing son show their love for each other and their dedication to the craft of printing.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

AR •  RC • Lexile• F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 7–11

H “Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure.” —Kirkus Reviews H Publishers Weekly, Booklist

✎ Teacher’s guide

v Booklist Editors’ Choice; Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth; IRA Teachers’ Choices; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

“…[a] heartfelt tale of an ordinary person rising to meet an extraordinary challenge.” —Kirkus Reviews v Selector’s Choice, NCSS/CBC Notable

Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; USBBY/IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Flying Over Brooklyn Myron Uhlberg Illustrated by Gerald Fitzgerald

Dad, Jackie, and Me Myron Uhlberg Illustrated by Colin Bootman

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-194-4 / 1-56145-194-0

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-329-0 / 1-56145-329-3 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-531-7 / 1-56145-531-8

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-294-1

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Based on the Great Blizzard of 1947, this story tells of a young boy’s imaginary flight over Brooklyn and the new perspective on the world around him that results.

A young boy shares the excitement of Jackie Robinson’s rookie season with his deaf father.

“Youngsters will delight in the idea of such a snow-filled flight… a magical winter storytime.” —School Library Journal

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 ✎ Teacher’s guide

“…an affecting tribute to Robinson, to a dedicated son and to a thoughtful deep-feeling father. And of course, to baseball.” —Publishers Weekly

Lemuel the Fool Myron Uhlberg Illustrated by Sonja Lamut HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-220-0 / 1-56145-220-3

Territory: World • All rights available

Lemuel dreams of traveling across the sea to the magical city that he is sure must lie just beyond the horizon. But when he arrives at his destination, he discovers that it’s strangely similar to the home he’s just left behind. AR •  F&P GRL M; Gr 2 Ages 4–8 ✎ Teacher’s guide

“Fresh and diverting.”

—Publishers Weekly

v AJL Notable Book for Younger Readers

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AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: polio, sisters, farm life

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Historical fiction

Dancing with Katya Dori Chaconas Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

Pennies in a Jar Dori Chaconas Illustrated by Ted Lewin

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-376-4 / 1-56145-376-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-422-8

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Though her legs are weakened and twisted by polio, Katya dreams of dancing again.

When his father goes off to fight in World War II, a young boy promises to be brave.

“A warm and inspiring tribute to one sister’s love and the other’s courage.” AR • RC • Lexile • F&P —Kirkus Reviews GRL O; Gr 3

Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction

“…will resonate with contemporary children, especially those with parents in the military overseas.” —School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: WWII home front, courage, family life, horses

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; CCBC Choices

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Finalist, ALA Schneider Family Book Award; IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities; IRA Teachers’ Choices

The Wheat Doll Alison L. Randall Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

Chestnut Constance W. McGeorge lllustrated by Mary Whyte

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-456-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-321-4

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When Mary Ann’s beloved doll disappears during a fierce, sudden storm, she refuses to give up searching for her.

When Mr. Decker oversleeps on the morning of the mayor’s daughter’s birthday, who will make the deliveries for her party?

“…a sweet story of loss and renewal told with empathy and feeling that is never heavy-handed.” —School Library Journal

“Young horse lovers will embrace this charming tale.” —School Library Journal

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

v IRA Children’s and Young Adult Book Award

First Dog Fala Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

The Dragon New Year A Chinese Legend

David Bouchard Illustrated by Zhoang-Yang Huang

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-411-2

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-210-1 / 1-56145-210-6

Territory: US • Rights: Raincoast Books, Canada

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction

Meet the Scottish terrier who won the heart of a U.S. president and the American people, during a dark time in the world’s history. “The amiable text combined with the handsome illustrations will draw children into this account of a real charmer…” —Booklist v IRA Teacher’s Choices

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Frightened by the noisy Chinese New Year celebration, a girl takes comfort in her grandmother’s wise words about the origins of the holiday.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 6–10

“Children will enjoy the reversal that the flaming pictures show: it’s the fiery, noisy festival that frightens the monster away and keeps the child safe at home.” —Booklist

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backlist • Picture Books Keep On!

Sweet Land of Liberty Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole

Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-395-5

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-473-0

Territory: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction ✎ Teacher’s guide

“The main text conveys a good bit of information within a clearly written narrative that includes one dramatic rescue scene during the final expedition.” —Booklist

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! Leslie Kimmelman Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Claire Rudolf Murphy Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-492-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-593-5

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Teddy Roosevelt’s unconventional daughter’s antics charmed and shocked a nation.

Based on the experiences of a real girl, this inspiring picture book offers a child’s eye view of the fight for women’s right to vote.

Teaching Themes: political involvement ✎ Teacher’s guide

“An inspiring and revelatory tale.” —Kirkus Reviews v Amelia Bloomer Project; IRA Teacher’s Choices; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

“…underscores the very worthwhile message that one does not need to be a star to make a difference.” —Kirkus Reviews v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; IRA Teachers’ Choices; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Marching with Aunt Susan

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction

This inspiring story of civil rights champion Oscar Chapman and his role in Marian Anderson’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

AR •  RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: Theodore Roosevelt, life in the White House

“A lively, fictionalized portrait of a very independent girl.” —Publishers Weekly v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

Philip Dray Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

HC: $18.95 / 978-1-56145-417-4 / 1-56145-417-6

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean and Francophone Africa and Haiti

Born into slavery, Wells fought against social injustice and racial inequality. AR • RC • Lexile GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 10–14 / History / Biography ✎ Teacher’s guide

H “Alcorn’s striking, symbol-infused hand-colored prints on creamy vellum get star billing.” —Publishers Weekly v NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts; Amelia Bloomer List

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Picture Books • backlist RIC Learning Books

Can You Hear a Rainbow? The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-268-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Chris describes what it is like to be deaf, typical events in his life, and the ways in which he has adjusted.

The Making of My Special Hand: Madison’s Story HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-186-9 / 1-56145-186-X

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 6–10

Experience the curiosity and eager anticipation of a small girl born without her left hand, as she tells her story of being fitted for her “special” hand.

Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-219-4

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Jamee Riggio Heelan Illustrated by Nicola Simmonds

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2 Ages 3–7

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 6–10

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Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers who are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not.

The Night You Were Born Wendy McCormick Illustrated by Sophy Williams

How to Rock Your Baby Sibley Fleming Illustrated by John Amoss

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-225-5 / 1-56145-225-4

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-142-5 / 1-56145-142-8

Territory: US • Rights: Orchard Books UK

Territory: World • All rights available

A warm, reassuring picture book that captures all the joy of the arrival of a new baby and sensitively addresses an older sibling’s feelings.

The delightful, nocturnal adventure of a mother, a father, and a brand-new, wideawake baby.

“Altogether comforting, this picture book is a strong choice for sharing with any child whose family is expecting a new addition.” —Publishers Weekly

F&P GRL J; Gr 1 Ages 2–5

“…strikes an effective balance between gentle rhythm and sheer silliness.” —Publishers Weekly

You’ve Got Dragons Kathryn Cave Illustrated by Nick Maland

Wishing Ruth Tiller Illustrated by Debrah Santini

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-284-2

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-118-0 / 1-56145-118-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Hodder UK

Territory: World • All rights available

A gently humorous, reassuring story that will help take the worry out of childhood fears.

An ordinary day in the park becomes a magical journey.

“This excellent metaphor for the fears and worries of every child (and adult is accompanied by relentlessly cheerful F&P illustrations in fine line and rosy washes GRL O; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 of color… A great choice for the walking worried.” —Booklist

“This is a soft book, a book to cozy up with. It is a book to dream and pretend with. Read it with a special youngster and add your own dreams.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

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backlist • Picture Books Zayde Comes to Live Sheri Sinykin lllustrated by Kristina Swarner

The House on Dirty-third Street Jo S. Kittinger Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-631-4

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-619-2

Territory: World • All rights available

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8

A mother and daughter turn a hopeless old house into a loving family home with faith, hard work, and the support of their community. “A tale of generosity, faith and friendship. Share it quietly within and with others.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Jewish girl tries to make peace with the impending death of her grandfather.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 Teaching Themes: family, religion, death and dying, change

v Christopher Award; IRA Social Justice Literature Award; CCBC Choices

AR GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

H “…[a] beautiful and accessible tale that gives expression to many children’s fears about dying.” —Publishers Weekly H Booklist v Booklist Editors’ Top 10 Religion Books for Youth; Honor Book, Sydney Taylor Book Award; Parents’ Choice Recommended

Seed Magic Jane Buchanan lllustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb

The Blue House Dog Debrah Blumenthal Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-622-2

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-537-9

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

A gift from the crazy old Birdman shows Rose that even in the barren, gray city, there are ways to make a beautiful garden.

A boy without a dog and a dog without an owner find each other in this powerfully moving story of loneliness and redemption.

“Together with brevity of words and motion and vibrancy of rhythm and color, the text and paintings create an unexpected joie de vivre. This is a must-buy for all libraries.” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 4–8

If I Found a Wistful Unicorn

“The emotions are raw and authentic, while the way in which they’re delivered is elegant­— a potent combination.” —Publishers Weekly

A Gift of Love

Cats Vanish Slowly Ruth Tiller Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley

HC: $18.95 / 978-0-931948-00-8 / 0-931948-00-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Ann Ashford Illustrated by Bill Drath

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-106-7 / 1-56145-106-1

Anniversary Gift Edition

Follow the cats on Grandmother’s farm as they wind their way through the twelve poems.

HC: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-271-2 / 1-56145-271-8

Territory: World • All rights available

F&P GRL M; Gr 2 All ages

Through thoughtful and fanciful questions, Ashford explores what we risk when we ask for love and what special rewards may be waiting for us in return. GRL V; Gr 5–6 Ages 6–10 / Poetry

“Only an accomplished poet could wind her way as gracefully and surefootedly around and through perfectly chosen words and phrases as Tiller does… and only a chronic ailurophile could portray the elusive, often mysterious feline personality with such affection as Seeley.” —Publishers Weekly

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Middle Readers • backlist Saving the Griffin Kristin Wolden Nitz

Claude

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-380-1

Territory: World • All rights available

Claude in the City Alex T. Smith

Three American siblings on holiday in a small Italian town encounter an extraordinary creature in their garden and find adventure, mystery, and a whole new world of trouble.

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-697-0

Territory: US & Canada · Rights: Hodder UK

A visit to the city is delightful but ordinary, until Claude foils a robbery and heals a whole waiting room full of patients. “…catnip to 7- to 11-year-olds who like to laugh.” —The Wall Street Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12

AR GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 7–9

Lillian’s Fish James Menk Illustrated by Louisa Bauer

Claude at the Circus Alex T. Smith

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-158-6 / 1-56145-158-4

Territory: World• All rights available, except Korean

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-702-1

Territory: US & Canada · Rights: Hodder UK

When Lillian’s fish goes missing, the other family pets embark on an exciting adventure to rescue him.

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude accidentally joins the circus and becomes star of the show! “The climax has everything a child could want in a book.” —Kirkus Reviews AR GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 7–9

“…this child-centered fantasy is nicely grounded in reality and enhanced by its well-drawn Italian settings.” —Booklist

“This sweet story is a must for any child…” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

Claude at the Beach Alex T. Smith

Kishina

A True Story of Gorilla Survival

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-703-8

Maxine Rock

Territory: US & Canada · Rights: Hodder UK

PB: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-107-4

Territory: World• All rights available

When Claude and Sir Bobblysock go on vacation to the beach, they find themselves hunting for pirate treasure. “…often hilarious.”

AR GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 7–9

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Through observing Kishina, one of the first gorillas born in captivity, researchers realized that gorillas, much like humans, should live in families and communities in order to thrive and reproduce.

—Kirkus Reviews

AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

“…recommend this book highly to anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of gorillas.” —Science Books and Films

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backlist • Middle Readers The Roo Quartet The Last Polar Bears Harry Horse

The Last Cowboys Harry Horse

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-379-5

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-451-8

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

Grandfather is off to the North Pole to find the Last Polar Bears. Accompanying him is Roo, a remarkable little dog with strong views and a short attention span.

Grandfather and Roo set off on an exciting expedition to the Wild, Wild West in search of Roo’s grandfather. “Imaginative and fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Quirky with a message.” —Kirkus Reviews AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

The Last Gold Diggers Harry Horse

The Last Castaways Harry Horse

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-435-8

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-439-6

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin UK

Grandfather and Roo travel to Australia, on an expedition to find long-lost Uncle Vincent, who ran away to seek his fortune years ago.

A routine holiday for Grandfather and Roo turns into an adventure when the two are lost at sea. “Packed with silly hijinks and fantastical creatures….” —Kirkus Reviews

“Silly fun.” —Kirkus Reviews AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

v 2009 Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 6–10

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Middle Readers • backlist Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries

Anne Capeci Illustrated by Paul Casale Territory: World • All rights available AR • F&P GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 7–10 Historical fiction / Mystery

Danger: Dynamite! (Book #1) HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-288-0 / 1-56145-288-2

Why did somebody hide a case of dynamite right near the schoolhouse? That’s what Billy and Finn want to know. “This is a terrific start to a new mystery series for elementary students.” —Library Media Connection

Daredevils

(Book #2)

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-307-8 / 1-56145-307-2

Billy, Finn, and Dannie investigate the smuggling of bootleg liquor, guntoting gangsters and botched police raids. “The short text and exciting plot will attract young adventure fans, especially reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

Ghost Train

(Book #3)

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-324-5 / 1-56145-324-2

When Billy finds a mysterious burlap sack containing a threatening note, he, Finn, and Dannie have a new case to solve. “An exciting and fast-paced story that will hold readers’ attention.” —School Library Journal

Missing!

(Book #4)

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-334-4 / 1-56145-334-X

There is a thief in the camp and Billy, Dannie, and Finn must find out who it is.

It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly!

The Wreck of the Ethie Hilary Hyland Illustrated by Paul Bachem

A Reporter’s Race Around the World

Nancy Butcher Illustrated by Jen Singh

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-198-2

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-289-7

In 1919, a dog saves the passengers of the S.S. Ethie, cast onto the rocks of the coast of Newfoundland.

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

The true story of a woman’s famous 1889 journey that took her all the way around the globe in record time. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3 Ages 7–10 Nonfiction / History / Biography

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“Fun, factual, and well written.” —School Library Journal v Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Reading List

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

“The fast-paced action, easy reading level, and black-and-white drawings will appeal to reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

✎ Teacher’s guide

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backlist • Middle Readers Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle Ruth Ashby Illustrated by Suzanne Duranceau HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-478-5

Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I Alison Hart Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-705-2

Territory: World • Rights: All rights available, except simplified Chinese

“Ashby makes good use of Darwin’s own writing, sprinkling quotes throughout the text, which allow his adventures and opinions to come to life.” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 7–10 Nonfiction / History / Biography

v NSTA / CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

When the British military asks families to volunteer their dogs to help the war effort, Darling’s family sends her off to be trained as a mercy dog. AR GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 7–10 / History Teaching Themes: World War I, dogs in war, sacrifice, bravery, loyalty

Rocket Man

Emma’s River Alison Hart Illustrated by Paul Bachem

The Mercury Adventure of John Glenn

Ruth Ashby Illustrated by Robert Hunt

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-524-9

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-323-8

When the steamship on which Emma is traveling explodes in a fiery blaze, she must find a way to survive the disaster.

Territory: World • All rights available

“…highly readable… Ashby also skillfully includes historical events in the narrative.” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 7–10 Nonfiction / History / Biography

v NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12; NSTA Recommends

“While never shying away from the tragedies of battle, Darling’s story focuses on bravery, sacrifice and devotion.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 7–10 / Historical fiction

“...especially suited to ‘American Girl’ series fans looking for slightly longer books. Emma is a plucky heroine… readers will enjoy following her as she learns and grows.”

—School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: steamboat travel, immigration, 1800s, social classes

The Amazing Mr. Franklin

Anna’s Blizzard Alison Hart Illustrated by Paul Bachem

Or the Boy Who Read Everything

Ruth Ashby Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-349-8

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-306-1

When a fierce blizzard suddenly kicks up, Anna and her classmates must escape from their school before it is too late.

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

“…an attractive and highly readable account of Franklin’s life.” —Booklist

AR • F&P GRL S; Gr 4–5 Ages 7–10 Nonfiction / History / Biography

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 7–10 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: survival, 1800s, the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard

“Anna is a strong, appealing heroine, and the story is suspenseful… Fans of the American Girls series or Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books will also enjoy Anna’s Blizzard.” —School Library Journal v IRA Teachers’ Choice

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Middle Readers • backlist The Coastwatcher Elise Weston

Alison Hart’s Racing to Freedom trilogy

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-350-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-484-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Gabriel’s Horses

Day after day Hugh looks for signs of German spies. It seems like a harmless way to spend time…at least at first.

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-398-6 PB: $4.99 / 978-1-56145-528-7

Territory: World • All rights available

A young Kentucky slave dares to pursue his dream of becoming a jockey. “At the core of this stirring historical novel is the question of what freedom means…” —Booklist AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5­ Ages 8–12 / Historical Fiction

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: WW II, prisoners of war, spies, persistence, polio

The Bushwhacker

A Civil War Adventure

Jennifer Johnson Garrity Illustrated by Paul Bachem

Gabriel’s Triumph HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-410-5 PB: $4.99 / 978-1-56145-547-8

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-201-9

Territory: world • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Fleeing from Confederate sympathizers, Jacob and Eliza are befriended by a kind young woman—but then a stranger enters the picture and changes all of their lives.

Former slave Gabriel faces challenges and setbacks as he pursues his dream of becoming a famous jockey. “Thrilling horse racing once again frames a stirring Civil War story…” —Booklist AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5­ Ages 8–12 / Historical Fiction

AR • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical Fiction

The Everlasting Now Sara Harrell Banks

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-442-6 PB: $4.99 / 978-1-56145-530-0

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-525-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

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“This gripping, fast-paced story is a masterful recreation of a time of divided loyalties and conflict…” —School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: forgiveness, empathy, Civil War

Gabriel’s Journey

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5­ Ages 8–12 / Historical Fiction

“…a tautly woven story that blends an intriguing mystery with historical significance. ” —Booklist

No longer a slave, Gabriel leaves behind a successful horse racing career to work as a groom at Camp Nelson, home of the Fifth US Colored Calvary of the Union Army.

In 1937, the Depression is in full force, Joe Louis is the new heavyweight champion of the world, and Champion Luckey has just arrived in Snow Hill, Alabama. Brother Sayre’s life will never be the same.

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“…consistent and believable throughout the narrative…” —Booklist

Teaching Themes: Civil War history, rebels in Kentucky, African American history, horses

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: Depression era, race relations

v NCSS / CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

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backlist • Middle Readers Gail Langer Karwoski Quake!

SeaMan

Disaster in San Francisco,1906

The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark

Gail Langer Karwoski Illustrated by Robert Papp

Gail Langer Karwoski Illustrated by James Watling

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-310-8 / 1-56145-310-2

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-276-7

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-369-6

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-190-6

Territory: World • All rights available, except film

Territory: World • All rights available

Jacob tries to find his family in the aftermath of a natural disaster, in this stirring fictional account of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

The story of SeaMan, the Newfoundland who played a key role in the Corps of Discovery. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: American history–Western Expansion, Lewis and Clark, pioneer life ✎ Teacher’s guide

“This soundly researched, smoothly written story will bring the entire expedition alive for readers 8 to 12…” —Parade v ABA Pick of the List

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: immigration, earthquake/natural disasters, Jewish Americans, Asian Americans ✎ Teacher’s guide

The Tree That Owns Itself

Gail Langer Karwoski Illustrated by Paul Casale HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-239-2

Loretta Johnson Hammer and Gail Langer Karwoski Illustrated by James Watling

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-245-3

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-120-3

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

And Other Adventure Tales from Out of Georgia’s Past

A story of survival set against the backdrop of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

A collection of stories about Georgia’s history, ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

“The story flows well and is a good fictional introduction to Jamestown.” — School Library Journal

AR GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

✎ Teacher’s guide

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

✎ Teacher’s guide

“Energetic pacing and keen plot development pull readers in.” —School Library Journal

The Devil’s Highway Stan Applegate Illustrated by James Watling

Natchez Under-the-Hill Stan Applegate Illustrated by James Watling

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-184-5

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-191-3

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Zeb and Hannah team up to make their way safely down the Natchez Trace.

Zeb and Hannah desperately try to reunite with their families, but end up head-to-head with sinister villains who stand in their way.

“This story moves quickly and should be a good read for reluctant readers.” —Kliatt

✎ Teacher’s guide

v AJL Notable Children’s Book of Jewish Content

Surviving Jamestown

The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

“Quake! combines disaster and family longing with a sturdily constructed and affecting look at the past.” —School Library Journal

AR • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction ✎ Teacher’s guide

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AR • RC • Lexile GRL X; Gr 6 Ages 8–12 / History

The Other Side of Free Krista Russell

Chasing the Nightbird Krista Russell

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-710-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-597-3

Territory: World • Rights: All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Jem has escaped from a cruel master to St. Augustine, but has he really found freedom?

A brave young man must rely on his wits and his friends to navigate dangers and escape an unwelcome fate.

“Russell illuminates a little-known piece of American history in this well-researched novel for middle-grade readers.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Solid work, featuring a strong-minded protagonist bent on doing the best he can with what he’s been given.” —Kirkus Reviews

v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor

Teaching Themes: Colonial history, slavery, freedom, community, loyalty

AR • RC • Lexile GRL V; Gr 5 Ages 10–14 / Historical fiction ✎ Teacher’s guide

Privateer’s Apprentice Susan Verrico

Stumptown Kid Carol Gorman and Ron J. Findley

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-633-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-337-5

Territory: World • Rights: UK, translation: Peachtree / audio, dramatic: Andrea Brown • All rights available

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-412-9

Territory: World • All rights available

Charlie wants two things he can’t have: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life return to the way it was before his father died two years ago in the Korean War.

When Jameson is kidnapped and taken to sea, he must learn how to survive—and how to apply the skills he has learned at home as a printer’s son. “The driving plot, including a harrowing battle at sea and an escapade on a mysterious island, whets readers’ appetites for more action.” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

v ABA New Voices; IRA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Award

Teaching Themes: colonial history, identity, family, loyalty, honor

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Parents’ Choice Recommended

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 5–6 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction Sports

“Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom.” —School Library Journal

✎ Teacher’s guide

We’ve Got a Job

Good Fortune

The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

My Journey to Gold Mountain

Li Keng Wong

Cynthia Levinson

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-367-2

HC: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-627-7

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-464-8

Territory: World • All rights available,

Territory: World • All rights available

except US/Canada audio, Korean

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th and up Ages 10 & up / Nonfiction / History Teaching Themes: civil rights, segregation, nonviolence ✎ Teacher’s guide www.wevegotajob.com

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Wong shares her family’s difficult but ultimately triumphant journey from their small village in China to a new life in California.

The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history, as witnessed by four young people who were at the center of the action. “[A] riveting, significant work of nonfiction.” —New York Times H Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Memoir

“Wong’s memoir touchingly reminds us how much we take for granted… [an] honest and moving book.” —The Boston Globe v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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backlist • Middle Readers

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-515-7

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-505-8

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-506-5

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL O; Gr 3

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL P; Gr 3

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-701-4 PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-625-3

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-507-2

AR • RC • Lexile · F&P / GRL P; Gr 3

AR • RC • Lexile / GRL O; Gr 3

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-504-1

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL O; Gr 3

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-573-7 PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-540-9

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-512-6

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-510-2

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-508-9

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL R; Gr 4

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-516-4

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-509-6

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-511-9

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-566-9

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-632-1

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL R; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile / GRL N; Gr 3

Fred Bowen’s Sports Stories “Bowen is quickly joining the rank of today’s most popular sports-fiction authors... he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story.” —School Library Journal

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-495-2

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-594-2

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-497-6

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL R; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile / GRL R; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL R; Gr 4

Ages 7–12 Territory: World • All rights available Teaching Themes: sports history, realistic fiction ✎ Teacher’s guide

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Middle Readers • backlist Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers

Play Ball Like the Pros

Tips for Kids from 20 Big League Stars, 2nd edition

The Inside Scoop from 19 Baseball Greats

Steven Krasner

Steven Krasner Illustrated by Keith Neely

PB: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-535-5

Territory: World • All rights available

Professional players explain the mechanics of baseball.

PB: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-339-9

Territory: World • All rights available

In this inside look at the fundamentals, some of the greatest ball players to ever play in the major leagues explain their strategies. AR • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 10–14 / Nonfiction / Sports

“Both fans and players will find much to enjoy in this well-crafted collection.” —School Library Journal

RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Nonfiction / Sports

Profiles in Sports Courage Ken Rappoport

“…just the sort of finely tuned analysis of baseball that many young players are looking for…a good reference for young people working to improve their skills.” —Booklist v Parent’s Choice Silver Honor; Booklist Top Ten Sports Book for Kids

Ladies First

Women Athletes Who Made a Difference

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-368-9 / 1-56145-368-4

Ken Rappoport

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-338-2

Profiles of a dozen of the twentieth century’s greatest and most courageous athletes show how they overcame serious challenges.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Nonfiction / Sports

“Anyone interested in sports will enjoy reading about the challenges and accomplishments of these individuals.” —School Library Journal v VOYA Nonfiction Honor List

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-534-8

Territory: World • All rights available

Profiles of pioneering women who made a lasting impact not only on their sport but also on society.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Nonfiction / Sports

Defending Irene Kristin Wolden Nitz

Sliding into Home Dori Hillestad Butler

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-309-2 / 1-56145-309-9

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-341-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Back in Missouri, Irene was one of the top players on the girls’ soccer team. But when her family moves to Italy, she must play on the boys’ team.

AR • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Sports Teaching Themes: gender roles, bullies, teamwork, soccer,

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“…accessible, pared-down language that will easily draw readers into the action…” —Booklist

“Soccer fans, especially girls, will appreciate the well-drawn action sequences and Irene’s feisty spirit.” —The Horn Book Guide

Joelle starts a girls’ baseball team when her school won’t let her join the boys’ team. “Breezy and fast-paced, with a feminist slant.” —Kirkus Reviews AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Sports Teaching Themes: girls’ sports, moving, determination

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backlist • Middle Readers Astra Chris Platt

Chris Platt

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-541-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Moon Shadow Chris Platt

Horses are Lily’s life—just like they’d been her mother’s. But will her overprotective father stop her from fulfilling her dreams?

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-382-5 PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-546-1

Territory: World • All rights available

“Horse-focused girls will enjoy the realistic details about the rigors of care, training, and competing…” —Booklist

A young girl’s love for a beautiful Mustang mare fuels her fierce determination to save the life—against all odds—of the wild horse’s orphaned filly.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12

Star Gazer Chris Platt

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12

“Readers will quickly come to care about the life-or-death issue at the heart of the story…horse lovers will find plenty to enjoy.” —Booklist v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-596-6

Territory: World • All rights available, except Czech, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Storm Chaser Chris Platt HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-496-9

A spirited young girl’s determination and affection turns a fading horse into a rising competitor.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 8–12

Territory: World • All rights available

Jessica hopes to become a great horse trainer someday like her father and her brother, so she can’t help working with the wild Storm Chaser behind her father’s back.

“…should please most horse-crazy middleschool girls, all of whom dream of the day when they attend a horse auction with money in their hands…” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12

Willow King Chris Platt

Wind Dancer Chris Platt

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-549-2

Territory: World • All rights available, except Czech, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, and Swedish

AR • RC • Lexile GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12

“The writing flows naturally with succinct descriptions and a light, yet exciting mood that is created from the beginning.” —School Library Journal

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-736-6

Territory: World • All rights available

With so much at stake, can King and Katie win the race and earn a spot in the prestigious Kentucky Derby?

Can a rescued horse help Ali get through to her brother, who has returned from Afghanistan with PTSD?

“Horse-crazy readers will find themselves immersed in the racing world, and will root for Willow King and for Katie all the way.” —Kirkus Reviews

“…horse-crazy kids will love it, as always.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Lexile Ages 8–12 Collection Teaching Themes: hard work, horse care and training, patience, sacrifice

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Middle Readers • backlist The Universe of Fair Leslie Bulion Illustrated by Frank Dormer

Leslie Bulion

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-634-5

Uncharted Waters Leslie Bulion

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: text: Dunham Literary / art: Peachtree

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-365-8

For a young science whiz, an eagerly awaited day at the Fair turns into a wacky adventure with more twists and loops than the Gravity Whirl ride!

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-485-3

Territory: World • All rights available

How can Jonah explain that he is afraid of what lurks in the dark salt water?

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 Ages 8–12

“Realistic details about marine biology research and boat motor mechanics are engaging, and reluctant readers, especially boys, will identify with Jonah.” —School Library Journal v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

AR • RC • Lexile GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 Teaching Themes: responsibility, siblings, community, trust, physics, science

Teaching Themes: marine life, boating, honesty

“A cheerful and totally entertaining look at fairs, friendship and the value of family.” —Kirkus Reviews v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

At the Sea Floor Café

Odd Ocean Critter Poems

Leslie Bulion Illustrated by Leslie Evans

The Trouble with Rules Leslie Bulion

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-565-2

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-440-2

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: text: Dunham Literary / art: Peachtree

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-576-8

Territory: World • All rights available

“Dexterous formal verse about sea creatures pairs with pleasingly abstract block prints in this informative, fun collection.” —Publishers Weekly

Sometimes, breaking the rules is the best thing you can do, especially when the rules don’t allow you to be yourself.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12

“Readers will empathize with Nadie’s thought-provoking predicaments and her personal responses as she struggles through the transition from lower to upper elementary school.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Poetry / Nature Teaching Themes: poetry, marine life, exploration, science

Grow A Novel in Verse Juanita Havill Illustrated by Stanislawa Kodman

Pretty Like Us Carol Lynch Williams HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-444-0

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-441-9

A shy young girl from a close-knit, unconventional family of strong-minded women learns valuable lessons in life and love through an unique friendship.

PB $7.95 / 978-1-56145-575-1

Territory: World • All rights available

A shy girl blossoms as she helps to create a community garden in this empowering and inspiring verse novel.

AR • RC • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Poetry

“…there’s more than just a message here; there’s a real story…the pages depict the power of working as a community.” —Booklist

v Parents’ Choice Recommended; Bank Street Best Books of the Year; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

“…a lovely story that will reach many middle-school girls.” —Kirkus Reviews AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12

v IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

Teaching Themes: community, cooperation, gardening, friendship

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backlist • Middle Readers The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher Bill Harley

Bill Harley

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-381-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-494-5

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Territory: World • All rights available, except Japanese

A young boy’s hopes and an unusual bicycle bring about magical results.

HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-732-8 CD: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-770-0

Territory: World • All rights available, except for dramatic / film

How will Charlie survive a year with the strictest teacher in the whole school?

AR GRL Q; Gr 3 Ages 7–10

“…marks a lovely change of pace from the sarcasm of Wimpy Kid.” —Kirkus Reviews

“…[a] pleasant blend of melodrama and fantasy…” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 4 / Ages 8–12 Teaching Themes: mythology, inventions/inventors, bullies, bicycles, fantasy

v Parents’ Choice Recommended

Night of the Spadefoot Toads Bill Harley

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-459-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-638-3

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-740-3 CD: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-788-5

When his family moves to Massachusetts, Ben finds a kindred spirit in his eccentric science teacher.

Territory: World • All rights available, except for dramatic / film

Charlie is ready to play the bad guy in the class play, but Mrs. Burke has other ideas! Lexile Ages 7–10 Teaching Themes: cooperation, family, responsibility

AR • RC • Lexile GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

“…with an uncanny sense of elementary school humor, Harley…captures the frustration that comes with just having to make the best of a bad situation.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 5 / Ages 8–12 Teaching Themes: endangered species, bullies, siblings, moving, snakes, toads

“Harley’s appealing story shows readers that adults and children can connect in meaningful friendships, and reminds them that conservation can begin in their own backyards.” —Kirkus Reviews v Green Earth Book Award

Hide and Seek Katy Grant

Dog Sense Sneed B. Collard III

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-542-3

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-351-1 / 1-56145-351-X

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-669-7

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-460-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When a teenage boy on a high-tech treasure hunt inadvertently stumbles into the middle of a crime, he finds himself in a dangerous situation that could turn deadly.

Guy hatches a plan to train his border collie to compete against the school bully and his dog at the town’s Frisbee-catching competition.

“Mystery and adventure propel this readable survival story that will hit the spot with Gary Paulsen’s fans and may also entice reluctant readers.” — School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12

“…believable characters…enough action to keep reluctant readers interested.” —School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: bullies, dogs, sports, uprooting

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Middle Readers • backlist Where in the World Simon French

Rosa Jordan

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-443-3

Territory: US • Rights: Little Hare Books Australia

Lost Goat Lane HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-325-2 / 1-56145-325-0

How is Ari to find his footing in a new country, accept his new stepfather, and leave behind his beloved grandfather?

Territory: World • All rights except Canada, Korean

When Kate meets a middle-class AfricanAmerican family, she becomes aware of the undercurrent of discrimination and prejudice that runs through her community, and the complex roles of race and class in her own relationships.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12

“A tender, satisfying offering.” —School Library Journal

“…[a] thoughtful piece about music, family, and memories.” —Kirkus Reviews AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL X; Gr 6th and up Ages 10 and up

v NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; IBBY Honor List

Featherbys Mary Steele

The Goatnappers

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-135-7 / 1-56145-135-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Hyland House, Australia

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-400-6 / 1-56145-400-1

Territory: World • All rights except Canada

Jess and Sophie decide to investigate the old house called Featherbys. Once they meet the elderly residents, they become fascinated by the old house’s history and determined to return it to its past glory.

Justin struggles with conflicting choices and important decisions about family, loyalty, and responsibility as he decides what his path in life will be.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL S; Gr 4–5 Ages 8–12

“The animal cruelty issues will draw readers, and so will the friendships across race, gender, and age that show the meaning of community.” —Booklist

AR • F&P GRL S; Gr 4 Ages 8–12

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-458-7

Truth and Salsa Linda Lowery

Territory: World • All rights except Canada

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-366-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-498-3

Chip discovers something unbelievable in the marshy woods: a family of Florida panthers that have been driven out of their home and dangerously close to human settlement.

Territory: World • All rights available

A spirited young girl must travel far from home to finally find herself. “The writing is engaging, and Lowery has created a strong sense of place…” —School Library Journal

“…an empowering story of friendship and kids who step up to make a difference.” —School Library Journal

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“The conversations and actions…will keep the pages turning throughout this rewarding novel.” —Booklist

O 2007 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

The Last Wild Place

AR • RC • Lexile GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 8–12

H School Library Journal

v ASPCA Henry Bergh Young Adult Award; Honor Book, Green Earth Book Award

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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backlist • Middle Readers

Anna Casey’s Place in the World

My Brother’s Hero ✎

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-249-1 / 1-56145-249-1 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-295-8

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-274-3 / 1-56145-274-2 PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-352-8 / 1-561445-352-8

GRL U; Gr 5 / Territory: World / All rights available, except French

GRL W; Gr 5–6 / Territory: World / All rights available, except French

“Evocative descriptions bubble up from a deep reality… And places are found, if not the ones both kids thought they wanted.” —Booklist v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Teacher’s guide

“This story has plenty of action, but it’s the emotional drama, revealed in funny, realistic dialogue and spot-on descriptions, that distinguish the novel.” —School Library Journal

The Sorta Sisters HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-424-2 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-592-8

The Big Nothing

GRL U; Gr 5 / Territory: World / All rights available

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-326-9 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-388-7

GRL Y; Gr 6th and up / Territory: World / All rights available, except Italian, Korean

H “Serious and humorous by turns, this seemingly simple story is actually quite complex but not weighty and will be enthusiastically embraced.” —School Library Journal

Crossing Jordan ✎

Teacher’s guide

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-215-6 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-281-1

GRL X; Gr 6th and up / Territory: World / All rights available, except French, Italian, US/Canada audio

“With insight and compassion, Fogelin explores the complexities and rewards of friendship and family… A heartfelt story that shows the many factors that create family, friends, and home.” —Booklist v Honor Book, Green Earth Book Award All Neighborhood Novels AR • RC • Lexile • F&P Ages 8–12

Adrian Fogelin’s Neighborhood Novels

“In this sensitive portrait of black-white relations in a changing neighborhood, Fogelin offers a tactful, evenhanded look at prejudice.” —USA Today v YALSA Best Books for Young Adults: Honor Book, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12 ✎ Teacher’s guide

Sister Spider Knows All Adrian Fogelin

Summer on the Moon Adrian Fogelin

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-290-3 / 1-56145-290-4 PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-386-3

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-626-0

Territory: World • All rights available, except Japanese

Territory: World • All rights available

Roxanne uncovers her past and discovers the possibilities for her future.

A move from the inner city to an unfinished suburban development turns Socko’s world inside out.

“Fogelin captures the fragility of this unique family with a lot of humor and great characters…” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile

H“A winsome tale chock-full of strongminded people providing mutual support and well-timed nudges in good directions.” —Booklist

v Parents’ Choice Recommended

v IRA Social Justice Literature Award

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-785-4

GRL Z; Gr 7–8+ Ages 9–12

For The Real Question, see page 74.

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Middle Readers • backlist

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 Teaching themes: Islam, Indian culture, faith, popularity, peer pressure

The Garden of My Imaan Farhana Zia

Bravo Zulu, Samantha! Kathleen Benner Duble

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-698-7

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-401-3

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

It’s hard enough to fit in without having to decide whether to fast for Ramadan and wear the hijab.

An independent-minded girl and her crotchety retired grandfather find common ground when they work together to build an airplane.

H“…in this modern homage to Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Zia has deep insight into adolescent Muslim life and capably handles diversity within American Islam.” —Publishers Weekly

“…a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter…” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12

v Booklist Editors’ Top 10 Religion Books for Youth; Parents’ Choice Recommended; Bank Street Best Books fo the Year; IRA Social Justice Literature Award

Gaff Shan Correa HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-526-3

I Almost Love You, Eddie Clegg Audra Supplee

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-308-5 / 1-56145-308-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Paul has been sheltered from the harsh realities of the ties between his family’s business and the underworld of cockfighting until a friend reminds him of the terrible fate that awaits the roosters.

AR • RC • Lexile GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 8–12

“Reminiscent of Graham Salisbury’s fiction, Correa’s debut is strongly colored by its distinctive regional setting and culture… Paul’s narrative voice is spot-on…” —Booklist

Asa is telling so many “little white lies” that she has trouble remembering exactly what, in fact, is true. She finally decides to stand on her own two feet—and makes some very tough decisions.

AR • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 8–12

Do You Know the Monkey Man? Dori Hillestad Butler

Yes, I Know the Monkey Man Dori Hillestad Butler

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-340-5

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-479-2

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

T.J. always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead—because that’s what her father had told her. But Mom and Sam are very much alive.

Samantha’s quest to answer her questions about her past sets in motion a chain of events that change her life forever.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 10–14

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“Butler has a simplicity of narrative voice that makes the story easy to read while reflecting the often-complex emotions…” —School Library Journal

“…highly readable…” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 10–14

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backlist • Young Adult Misfits, Inc. series

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 10–14 / Mystery

Misfits, Inc. No. 1: The Vanishing Chip Mark Delaney

Misfits, Inc. No. 2: Of Heroes And Villains Mark Delaney

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-176-0 / 1-56145-176-2

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-178-4

Territory: World • All rights available, except Arabic

Territory: World • All rights available

The Misfits band together to clear Mattie’s grandfather, who has been accused of stealing a million-dollar computer chip.

The Misfits are summoned to a comic book convention, where a villain commits a daring crime.

“…smartly written, the characters are believable, and the action is heartpounding.” —Chicago Tribune

“With a great ensemble cast, appealing villains and heroes, and lots of action and surprises, this is an excellent transitional bridge for reluctant readers from comics to novels.” —Booklist

✎ Teacher’s guide

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 10–14 / Mystery

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 10–14 / Mystery ✎ Teacher’s guide

Misfits, Inc. No. 3: Growler’s Horn Mark Delaney

Misfits, Inc. No. 4: The Kingfisher’s Tale Mark Delaney

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-206-4

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-226-2

Territory: World • All rights available, except Arabic

Territory: World • All rights available

What does the note found in Jake’s clarinet mean about the disappearance of a jazz musician and three million dollars?

When the Misfits explore the national forest near Byte’s family cabin, they find themselves in the middle of a terrifying ecological mystery and a looming political scandal.

“This third installment of their adventures will please fans of the series and newcomers alike, with lots of action, sympathetic heroes and intriguing villains. A fun mystery.” —Kliatt

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 10–14 / Mystery

“This suspenseful ecological story will appeal to young mystery fans. Readers who don’t yet know the Misfits will enjoy meeting them….” —Kliatt

Misfits, Inc. No. 5: The Protester’s Song Mark Delaney

Misfits, Inc. No. 6: Hit and Run Mark Delaney

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-244-6 / 1-56145-244-0

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-275-0 / 1-56145-275-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Arabic

The Misfits investigate a thirty-year-old mystery.

What at first seems like a routine investigation quickly turns dangerous as the Misfits find themselves caught in a complicated plot involving a gang-controlled car-theft ring.

“This skillfully woven mystery will have readers looking for further adventures of ‘The Misfits, Inc.’” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 10–14 / Mystery

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 10–14 / Mystery

✎ Teacher’s guide

✎ Teacher’s guide

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Young Adult • backlist

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5 Ages 10–14

AR • RC • Lexile GRL X; Gr 6th & up Ages 11–15

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16

The Brain Finds a Leg Martin Chatterton

The Brain Full of Holes Martin Chatterton

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-503-4

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-527-0

Territory: US and Canada • Rights: Little Hare Books, Australia

Territory: US and Canada • Rights: Little Hare Books, Australia

With a missing human leg and a crocodile who likes to play fetch as clues, Sheldon and the Brain turn detective and uncover a web of evil.

Sheldon and The Brain encounter parallel universes, flying cows, carnivorous cuckoo clocks, and shrinking scientists in this fastpaced adventure that features the silly side of physics.

“Readers shouldn’t expect anything remotely realistic and instead surrender themselves to the industrial-strength zaniness.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 10–14

“…those who like laughs along with a sci-fi influenced mystery will like this.” —Booklist

Hogsty Reef John Dowd

Rare & Endangered John Dowd

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-187-6 / 1-56145-187-8

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-217-0 / 1-56145-217-3

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Jim and Julia are in for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to Turks and Caicos to help survey the endangered coral reefs.

Jim and Julia become involved in the search for a missing naturalist, which leads them directly into the hands of poachers.

“This story has many facets to it: danger, adventure, family issues, relationships, ecological concerns, political problems, survival, drug wars, and government concerns. It will appeal to young readers of both sexes.” —Kliatt

“Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the setting, but the real focus here is on the actionpacked adventure…” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL X; Gr 6th and up Ages 11–15

Flash Point Sneed B. Collard III

Double Eagle Sneed B. Collard III

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-385-6

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-480-8

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-577-5

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-599-7

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

As wildfires threaten his home, his stepfather’s livelihood, and the raptors he has come to love, Luther struggles to resolve the conflicts within himself and in his community.

Mike and Kyle must outrun a hurricane and thieves who will do anything to get their hands on a fortune in Confederate gold!

“Environmentally-minded teens will appreciate this look at current issues within a coming-of-age story.” —School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL X; Gr 6th & up Ages 10–14

“…Mike’s first-person narration moves along quickly, the action spiraling to a climactic confrontation just before a devastating hurricane…” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: community conflict, ecology, birds of prey, forest fires, step-parents

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backlist • Young Adult Death Mountain Sherry Shahan PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-428-0

My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie Susan Heyboer O’Keefe

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-264-4 / 1-56145-264-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-387-0

An afternoon hike in the Sierra Mountains turns into a struggle for survival.

Territory: World • All rights available

Allie’s strange new hobby—attending the funerals of strangers—takes an ominous turn when she becomes preoccupied with the death of an adolescent boy.

“A great addition to the adventure-survival genre.” — School Library Journal

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 10–14

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16

Teaching Themes: communication, survival, endurance

✎ Teacher’s guide

Giving Up the Ghost Sheri Sinykin

Pepperland Mark Delaney

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-423-5

HC: $14.95 / 978-156145-317-7 / 1-56145-317-X

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-572-0

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-402-0 / 1-56145-402-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

An intriguing supernatural mystery lies at the heart of this mesmerizing tale of a young girl who comes to terms with her fear of death.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL V; Gr 5 Ages 10–14

“Equal parts psychological realism and supernatural thriller, this story about living in the present and conquering fear has teen appeal in spades…” —Kirkus Reviews

✎ Teacher’s guide

Star’s mother has died. When she finds a letter addressed to John Lennon and a vintage guitar, she finds a way out of her grief.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16 ✎ Teacher’s guide

“Delaney’s book will resonate with readers long after they put it down… Star’s pain and healing sends a strong message, and Delaney is the perfect conduit.” —VOYA

The Glow Stone Ellen Dreyer

Suspect Kristin Wolden Nitz

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-370-2 / 1-56145-370-6

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-543-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

The death of her uncle triggers a chain of events that threaten to overwhelm Phoebe and her family.

Jen is drawn into her grandmother’s plans to solve a real mystery from the past involving the disappearance of a beautiful and accomplished young woman—Jen’s own mother.

“Introspective teens should appreciate Phoebe’s hard-won journey to selfacceptance.” —School Library Journal AR • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16

“…a strong first offering for young adults.” —School Library Journal

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 12–16 / Mystery

“…a darned good little mystery. Intriguing, suspenseful fun.” — Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: geology, Jewish traditions, death and suicide ✎ Teacher’s guide

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Young Adult • backlist S. L. Rottman Hero S. L. Rottman

­ hadow of a Doubt S S. L. Rottman

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-159-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-427-3

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-354-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except France

When his brother ran away from home, Shadow stopped depending on other people. But now Daniel is back and he stands accused of murder.

Befriended by a WWII veteran, Sean begins his transformation from a lost teen to a confident, hopeful young adult. “A heart-wrenching tale. Buy it.” —VOYA AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL X; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16

v YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16

✎ Teacher’s guide

v IRA Young Adult Choices; YALSA Popular Paperbacks

Rough Waters S. L. Rottman

Out of the Blue S. L. Rottman

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-172-2 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-413-6

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-499-0 PB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-786-1

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Military brat Stu struggles to adjust to life on a new base. Gradually, he becomes aware that something is going on at the neighbor’s house. Should he stay out of it or get involved?

A crisis on the river may save Scott and Gregg from losing the only family they have left. “…a great read.” AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16

“A thought-provoking novel that highlights the difficulties and rewards of second chances and new beginnings.” —Booklist

—School Library Journal

v YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, IRA Young Adult Choices

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z+; Gr 9th & up Ages 12–16

✎ Teacher’s guide

“The story offers both a realistic interpretation of teenage life on an Air Force base and the teen’s feeling of powerlessness upon witnessing child abuse—both physical and verbal—in action.” —School Library Journal

Head Above Water S. L. Rottman

The Real Question Adrian Fogelin

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-185-2 / 1-56145-185-1 PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-238-5 / 1-56145-238-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-383-2 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-501-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korean

Skye struggles to balance many challenges, including caring for her brother with Down syndrome and dealing with her boyfriend’s aggressive advances.

Fish tries to escape his responsibilities, and gains a new understanding of his commitments to others.

“…compelling and believable.” —Booklist AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z+; Gr 9th & up Ages 12–16 ✎ Teacher’s guide

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v YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

AR GRL Z; Gr 7th and up Ages 12–16

“Readers will empathize with the engaging young man who, without a guidebook, sorts through life’s real questions.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: academic achievement versus life experience

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backlist • Young Adult This Girl Is Different J. J. Johnson

The Theory of Everything J.J. Johnson

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-578-2 PB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-700-7

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-623-9

Territory: World • Rights: Peachtree / audio: Curtis Brown • All rights available, except Spanish, Portugese

Territory: World • Rights: Peachtree / audio: Curtis Brown • All rights available, except Croatian, French, Korean

When Sarah’s best friend died, everyone was sad; now they’re just ready for Sarah to move on. But Sarah’s not ready.

Homeschooled by her counterculture mother, Evie decides to spend her senior year in public school.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z+; Gr 9th & up Ages 12–16 Teaching Themes: free speech, responsibility, injustice, bullies

AR • F&P GRL W; Gr 6 Ages 12–16 Teaching Themes: bullying

“Readers will never look at high school— or life—the same.” —Kirkus Reviews v Parents’ Choice Silver Honor; Bank Street Best Books of the Year; Amelia Bloomer Project

AR • RC • Lexile GRL Z+; Gr HS Ages 12–16 Teaching Themes: friendship, grief, connections, recovery

Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-315-3 / 1-56145-315-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-742-7

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Poolbeg Press, Ireland

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Hardie Grant Egmont, Australia

Charlie learns that her individuality is also her strength, and that she holds the power to change her destiny.

Sam Kinnison is determined to ignore new girl Camilla Carter, but she has other plans.

“…a masterful portrait of children’s torment of other children and the bleak emotional landscape of a desperate young teen…an extraordinary tale about the power that bullies wield, a bit reminiscent of Cormier’s Chocolate War.” —Booklist

RC • Lexile GRL Z+; Gr HS Ages 12–16

Territory: World • All rights available

History

v YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults; Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award

PB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-296-5

Against his family’s wishes, Sam joins the Confederate Navy and learns that honor can be a smokescreen for arrogance and pride. “…well-told and firmly in the tradition of a war story in which the protagonist joins a cause and returns broken and embittered, wondering how anyone believed in the glories of battle and patriotic rhetoric.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Much like a John Hughes movie, this is a humorous, heartfelt and angst-y romance with the potential to break the gender barrier.” —Kirkus Reviews

Eleanor’s Story An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany Eleanor Ramrath Garner

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-384-9 / 1-56145-384-6

Teaching Themes: courage and cowardice, motivation behind war, family bonds

v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; CCBC Choices

Charlie’s Story Maeve Friel

The Passage James Killgore

AR • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16 / History

H“Readers will easily relate to Sarah’s use of cynicism as a defense mechanism—her sharp-witted voice sets the tone for a story that’s truly tragicomic.” —Publishers Weekly

Territory: World • All rights available, except complex Chinese

The dramatic autobiography of a young American girl trapped in Berlin during World War II.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16 / Nonfiction / Memoir Teaching Themes: Europe during WWII, coming of age, memoir ✎ Teacher’s guide

H “…a must-have memoir about an aspect of wartime survival not often written about in children’s literature.” —Booklist v IRA / CBC Children’s Book Award; IRA Teachers’ Choices; IRA Young Adults’ Choices; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

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Index Many of our titles have been leveled or are part of programs such as Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts. Visit our website to find specific information for each title:

www.peachtree-online.com/index.php/resources/guided-readinglevels.html. In this catalog, abbreviations found with each title indicate the following: AR: Accelerated Reader RC: Reading Counts Lexile: Lexile leveling F&P: Fountas & Pinnell leveling Categories

Audio – 15 Big books – 20 Bilingual and Spanish language – 10, 20, 49 Biography – 53 Board books – 21 History and historical fiction – 19, 51–53, 75 Holiday – 44–45 Illustrated chapter books – 12–15, 18–19 Memoir – 49, 75 Middle reader fiction – 12–19, 56–70 Middle reader nonfiction – 56–70 Mystery – 58 Nature – 10–11, 20, 29–37 Picture books – 2–11, 20, 22–55 Plush – 25, 48 Poetry – 55, 66 Series – 2–3, 10–17, 19–21, 25, 30–31, 33, 58, 63, 67, 69, 71 Sports – 16–17, 63–64 Young adult fiction – 70–75 Young adult nonfiction – 70–75

Authors and Illustrators

Adams, Diane – 26–27 Akin, Sara Laux – 27 Alcorn, Stephen – 53 Amoss, John – 54 Applegate, Stan – 61 Argent, Kerry – 8, 24 Ashby, Ruth – 59 Ashford, Ann – 55 Austin, Michael – 20, 39, 44, 46, 48–49 Ayliffe, Alex – 22 Ayto, Russell – 41, 44 Bachem, Paul – 58, 59, 60 Banks, Sara Harrell – 60 Bartlett, Alison – 32 Batten, Mary – 34 Bauer, Louisa – 56 Bayley, Nicola – 4–5 Beardshaw, Rosalind – 22 Bedford, David – 37 Bee, William – 2–3 Bergum, Constance R. – 32, 47, 52 Bernatene, Poly – 45 Blake, Quentin – 42, 45 Blumenthal, Deborah – 55 Blyth, Eileen – 45 Bolam, Emily – 37 Bond, Higgins – 33–34 Bonsignore, Joan – 32

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Bootman, Colin – 51 Bottner, Barbara – 43 Bouchard, David – 52 Bowen, Fred – 16–17, 63 Braun, Sebastien – 22 Brooks, S. G. – 39 Brown, Ken – 24 Buchanan, Jane – 55 Bulion, Leslie – 66 Burgess, Mark – 44 Butcher, Nancy – 58 Butler, Dori Hillestad – 64, 70 Butler, John – 21, 23, 35 Bynum, Janie – 22 Capeci, Anne – 58 Casale, Paul – 58, 61 Cave, Kathryn – 54 Chaconas, Dori – 52 Chatterton, Martin – 72 Cole, Henry – 39, 47 Collard III, Sneed B. – 67, 72 Correa, Shan – 70 Cowles, Rose – 42 Crunk, Tony – 39 Deedy, Carmen Agra – 18, 20, 48–49 deGennaro, Sue – 40 Delaney, Mark – 71, 73 Dormer, Frank – 66 Dowd, John – 72 Doyle, Beverly – 34 Doyle, Malachy – 41 Drath, Bill – 55 Dray, Philip – 53 Dreyer, Ellen – 73 Duble, Kathleen Benner – 70 Duke, Shirley Smith – 27 Duranceau, Suzanne – 59 Ebbeler, Jeffrey – 50 Emmett, Jonathan – 45 Evans, Leslie – 66 Farnsworth, Bill – 52 Faulkner, Matt – 44 Findley, Ron J. – 62 Fitzgerald, Gerald – 51 Fleming, Sibley – 54 Fogelin, Adrian – 69, 74 French, Simon – 68 Friel, Maeve – 75 Galbraith, Kathryn O. – 36 Garner, Eleanor Ramrath – 75 Garrity, Jennifer Johnson – 60 Ginkel, Anne – 22 Gonzalez, Thomas – 20, 48–49, 55

Goodell, Jon – 39 Gorman, Carol – 62 Gove, Doris – 37 Grant, Katy – 67 Grindley, Sally – 22, 35 Gustavson, Adam – 14–15, 45–47, 53, 55, 67 Halperin, Wendy Anderson – 36 Hammer, Loretta Johnson – 61 Harley, Bill – 14–15, 46, 67 Harris, John – 45 Hart, Alison – 19, 59, 60 Hartung, Susan Kathleen – 27 Havill, Juanita – 66 Hayashi, Nancy – 27, 43, 46 Heelan, Jamee Riggio – 54 Henrichs, Wendy – 40 Hess, Paul – 41 Hindley, Judy – 32 Hobbs, Leigh – 42 Hopkins, Jackie Mims – 39 Hopkinson, Deborah – 53 Horse, Harry – 21, 25, 57 Huang, Zhoang-Yang – 52 Huling, Jan – 40 Hunt, Robert – 59 Hyland, Hilary – 58 Isherwood, Shirley – 43 Jaeggi,Yoshiko – 40, 50 Jenkins, Leonard – 53 Johnson, J. J. – 75 Jordan, Rosa – 68 Karwoski, Gail Langer – 61 Kay, Terry – 45 Keep, Richard – 44 Keil, Melissa – 75 Kelly, Mij – 41 Killgore, James – 75 Kimmelman, Leslie – 53 Kittinger, Jo S. – 55 Kodman, Stanislawa – 66 Krasner, Steven – 64 Laird, Elizabeth – 24 Laminack, Lester L. – 47 Lamut, Sonja – 51 Latimer, Alex – 6–7, 38 Leplar, Anna C. – 43 Lepp, Bil – 40 Levinson, Cynthia – 62 Lewin, Ted – 52 Littlewood, Karin – 9, 37 Loewer, Jean – 37 Loewer, Peter – 37

Lord, Janet – 28 Lord, Leonie – 41 Love, Judy – 47 Lowery, Linda – 68 Luthardt, Kevin – 26 MacRae, Tom – 38 Mai-Wyss, Tatjana – 37, 43 Maland, Nick – 54 Mallory, Marilynn H. – 37 Markle, Sandra – 36 Mattheson, Jenny – 27 Mayer, Bill – 44 McCord, Kathi Garry – 47 McCormick, Wendy – 54 McCutcheon, John – 45 McGeorge, Constance W. – 52 Menk, James – 56 Mewburn, Kyle – 43 Middleton, Julie – 41 Montgomery, Michael G. – 19, 36, 45, 52, 59 Moon, Nicola – 22 Moore, Cyd – 36, 43 Morris, Carla – 46 Moser, Barry – 18, 49 Murail, Elvire – 45 Murail, Marie-Aude – 45 Murphy, Claire Rudolf – 53 Naiyomah, Wilson Kimeli – 20, 48–49 Neely, Keith – 64 Nitz, Kristin Wolden – 56, 64, 73 O’Callahan, Jay – 50 Odriozola, Elena – 38 O’Keefe, Susan Heyboer – 73 Oliphant, Manelle – 21 O’Reilly, John – 43 Papp, Robert – 61 Paschkis, Julie – 28 Patten, Brian – 4–5 Pichon, Liz – 24 Platt, Chris – 65 Posey, Lee – 36 Rae, Jennifer – 42 Raine, Patricia – 50 Randall, Alison L. – 52 Ransom, Jeanie Franz – 43 Rappoport, Ken – 64 Reiss, Mike – 45, 46 Riley-Webb, Charlotte – 55 Riordan, James – 22 Robinson, Michelle – 41 Rock, Maxine – 56 Rockliff, Mara – 40

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Index Titles

Rodman, Mary Ann – 37, 46 Rottman, S. L. – 74 Ruelle, Karen Gray – 24 Russell, Krista – 62 Russell, Natalie – 38 Sandu, Anca – 41 Santini, Debrah – 49–50, 54 Savitz, Harriet May – 38 Schnitzlein, Danny – 44 Schuett, Stacy – 53 Seeley, Laura L. – 20, 27, 49, 55 Shahan, Sherry – 43, 73 Sheth, Kashmira – 50 Shortsleeve, Kevin – 44 Sill, Cathryn – 10–11, 20, 30–31 Sill, John – 10–11, 20, 30–31 Simmonds, Nicola – 54 Singh, Jen – 58 Sinykin, Sheri – 55, 73 Smith, Alex T. – 12–13, 56 Sneed, Brad – 46 Soentpiet, Chris – 47 Sørensen, Henri – 40, 45, 48, 51 Spiegel, Beth – 46 Spurr, Elizabeth – 21 Steele, Mary – 68 Stewart, Dawn Lesley – 43 Stewart, Melissa – 32–33 Stockdale, Susan – 20–21, 29 St. Pierre, Stephanie – 34 Supplee, Audra – 70 Swarner, Kristina – 55 Sylvada, Peter – 36 Teo, Ali – 43 Thomas, Patricia – 36 Tiller, Ruth – 54–55 Turner, Nancy Boyd – 50 Uhlberg, Myron – 51 Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth – 52 Varley, Susan – 28 Verrico, Susan – 62 Waddell, Martin – 28 Walton, Rick – 46 Ward, John T. – 32 Watling, James – 61 Wenzel, David T. – 40 Weston, Elise – 60 Wheeler, Eliza – 40 White, Michael P. – 43, 48 Whyte, Mary – 52 Wild, Margaret – 8, 24 Williams, Carol Lynch – 66 Williams, Sophy – 54 Willis, Jeanne – 28 Wilson, Tony – 40 Wolff, Ferida – 38 Wong, Li Keng – 62 Wright, Randall – 18, 49 Wu, Leslie – 36 Zia, Farhana – 70

About Amphibians – 31 About Arachnids – 31 About Birds – 31 About Birds / Sobre los pájaros – 20 About Crustaceans – 31 About Fish – 31 About Habitats: Deserts – 30 About Habitats: Forests – 30 About Habitats: Grasslands – 30 About Habitats: Mountains – 30 About Habitats: Oceans – 30 About Habitats: Wetlands – 30 About Hummingbirds – 31 About Insects – 31 About Mammals – 10, 20, 31 About Mammals / Sobre los mamíferos – 20 About Marsupials – 31 About Mollusks – 31 About Parrots – 11 About Penguins – 31 About Raptors – 10, 31 About Reptiles – 31 About Rodents – 31 Agatha’s Feather Bed – 49 Albert the Fix-it Man – 28 Aliens from Earth – 34 The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher – 67 The Amazing Mr. Franklin – 59 Anna Casey’s Place in the World – 69 Anna’s Blizzard – 59 Arbor Day Square – 36 Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? – 41 Astra – 65 At the Beach – 21 At the Sea Floor Café – 66 Back to Bed, Ed! – 22 Bark Park – 24 Beautiful Bananas – 24 Bedtime in the Jungle – 23 Beneath the Sun – 32 The Big Nothing – 69 The Blue House Dog – 55 The Book of Shadowboxes – 27 The Boy Who Cried Ninja – 38 The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear – 28 The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians – 46 The Brain Finds a Leg – 72 The Brain Full of Holes – 72 Bravo Zulu, Samantha! – 70 Bring On the Birds – 21, 29 The Bushwhacker – 60 Butterfly Tree – 36 Camp K-9 – 46 Can I Come Too? – 4–5 Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? – 21, 23 Can You Growl Like a Bear? – 21, 23 Can You Hear a Rainbow? – 54 Captain Small Pig – 28 Carry Me! – 29

The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #1 – 58 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #2 – 58 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #3 – 58 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #4 – 58 Cats Vanish Slowly – 55 Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year – 14, 67 Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome – 67 Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull – 15 Charlie’s Story – 75 Chasing the Nightbird – 62 The Cheshire Cheese Cat – 18, 49 Chestnut – 52 Christmas in the Trenches – 45 Churchill’s Tale of Tails – 41 Clatter Bash! – 44 Claude at the Beach – 13, 56 Claude at the Circus – 13, 56 Claude in the City – 13, 56 Claude on the Slopes – 12–13 The Coastwatcher – 60 Un colchón de plumas para Agata – 20, 49 The Copy Crocs – 37 Crossing Jordan – 69 Dad, Jackie, and Me – 51 Dancing with Katya – 52 Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I – 59 Death Mountain – 73 Defending Irene – 64 The Devil’s Highway – 61 Ding Dong! Gorilla! – 41 Do You Know the Monkey Man? – 70 Dog Sense – 67 Double Eagle – 72 Double Reverse – 16–17 The Dragon New Year – 52 Dugout Rivals – 63 Eleanor’s Story – 75 Emma’s River – 59 The Everlasting Now – 60 Fabulous Fishes – 21, 29 Featherbys – 68 The Final Cut – 63 Firefly Mountain – 36 First Dog Fala – 52 First Grade Stinks! – 46 Flash Point – 72 Flora the Frog – 43 Flying! – 26 Flying Over Brooklyn – 51 14 Cows for America – 48 14 vacas para américa – 20, 49 Full Court Fever – 63 Gabriel’s Horses – 60 Gabriel’s Journey – 60

Gabriel’s Triumph – 60 Gaff – 70 The Garden of My Imaan – 70 Gilbert de la Frogponde – 42 Giving Up the Ghost – 73 The Glow Stone – 73 Go for the Goal! – 63 The Goatnappers – 68 The Gold Miner’s Daughter – 39 The Golden Glove – 63 Good Fortune – 62 Grow – 66 Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia – 49 The Grudge Keeper – 40 Hardcourt Comeback – 63 Harriet’s Horrible Hair Day – 43 Head Above Water – 74 Hero – 74 Hey, Daddy! – 34 Hide and Seek – 67 Hogsty Reef – 72 The Horned Toad Prince – 39 The House on Dirty-third Street – 55 How to Rock Your Baby – 54 Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! – 41 Hush, Little Ones – 21, 23 I Almost Love You, Eddie Clegg – 70 I Am Tama, Lucky Cat – 40 I Can Do It Myself! – 27 If I Found a Wistful Unicorn – 55 Immi’s Gift – 9, 37 In the Garden – 21 In the Woods – 21 It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly! – 58 I’ve Got an Elephant – 22 I Want to Help! – 27 Jake’s 100th Day of School – 47 Jingle Bells – 45 Keep On! – 53 The Kid Coach – 63 The King of Little Things – 40 Kishina – 56 Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! – 43 Ladies First – 64 Larabee – 26 The Last Castaways – 57 The Last Cowboys – 57 The Last Dance – 49 The Last Gold Diggers – 57 The Last Polar Bears – 57 The Last Wild Place – 68 Late for School – 46 Lemuel the Fool – 51 The Library Dragon – 48 The Library Dragon flip doll – 48 Life in Outer Space – 75 Lillian’s Fish – 56 Lion vs. Rabbit – 38 Little Elephant Thunderfoot – 35 Little Rabbit Goes to School – 25 Little Rabbit Lost – 21, 25

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Index Little Rabbit plush – 25 Little Rabbit Runaway – 25 Little Rabbit’s Christmas – 25 Little Rabbit’s New Baby – 25 Little Sibu – 35 Lost and Found – 46 Lost for Words – 38 Lost Goat Lane – 68 Loveykins – 42

Old Tom, Man of Mystery – 42 Old Tom’s Holiday – 42 On the Line – 63 One More Sheep – 41 The Opposite – 38 Orange Cheeks – 50 The Other Side of Free – 62 Out of the Blue – 74

The Making of My Special Hand – 54 Marching with Aunt Susan – 53 Martina the Beautiful Cockroach – 48 Martina una cucharachita muy linda – 20, 49 Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! – 53 Misfits, Inc. No. 1 – 71 Misfits, Inc. No. 2 – 71 Misfits, Inc. No. 3 – 71 Misfits, Inc. No. 4 – 71 Misfits, Inc. No. 5 – 71 Misfits, Inc. No. 6 – 71 Monsoon Afternoon – 50 The Monster Who Ate My Peas – 44 The Monster Who Did My Math – 44 Moon Shadow – 65 The Moonflower – 37 Mooshka, A Quilt Story – 28 Mr. President Goes to School – 46 Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road – 42 Murphy, Gold Rush Dog – 19 My Brother’s Hero – 69 My Dadima Wears a Sari – 50 My Gr-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger – 22 My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie – 73 My Mother Talks to Trees – 37 Natchez Under-the-Hill – 61 Night of the Spadefoot Toads – 67 Night Rabbits – 36 The Night You Were Born – 54 Nighty Night! – 8, 24 No Bows! – 27 Off the Rim – 63 Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble – 40

The Passage – 75 Peep! – 26 Penguin’s Hidden Talent – 38 Pennies in a Jar – 52 Pepperland – 73 Perfect Game – 63 Pi-shu the Little Panda – 35 Pig and Small – 6–7 A Place for Bats – 33 A Place for Birds – 33 A Place for Butterflies – 33 A Place for Fish – 33 A Place for Frogs – 33 A Place for Turtles – 33 Planting the Wild Garden – 36 Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers – 64 Play Ball Like the Pros – 64 Playoff Dreams – 63 Please Don’t Wake the Animals – 34 Polar Star – 35 Prairie Chicken Little – 39 Pretty Like Us – 66 The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas – 40 The Printer – 51 Privateer’s Apprentice – 62 Profiles in Sports Courage – 64 Quake! – 61 Quarterback Season – 63 Railroad John and the Red Rock Run – 39 Rare and Endangered – 72 Raymond and Nelda – 43 Real Hoops – 63 The Real Question – 74 Return of the Library Dragon – 48 Rocket Man – 59 Rolling Along – 54 Rough Waters – 74

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Santa’s Eleven Months Off – 45 Santa’s Last Present – 45 The Santa Trap – 45 Saturdays and Teacakes – 47 Saving the Griffin – 56 The Scarecrow’s Hat – 24 SeaMan – 61 The Secret of Old Zeb – 48 Seed Magic – 55 Shadow of a Doubt – 74 Sister Spider Knows All – 69 Sliding into Home – 64 Snow Day! – 47 Soccer Team Upset – 63 Something Special – 22 The Sorta Sisters – 69 Stanley’s Garage – 3 Stanley the Builder – 2 Star Gazer – 65 Stick Out Your Tongue! – 32 A Storm Called Katrina – 51 Storm Chaser – 65 The Story Blanket – 38 Stripes of All Types – 29 Stripes of All Types / Rayas de todas las tallas – 20 Stumptown Kid – 62 Summer on the Moon – 69 The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins – 47 Surviving Jamestown –61 Suspect – 73 Sweet Land of Liberty – 53 T. J.’s Secret Pitch – 63 Ten Bright Eyes – 32 Ten in the Den – 23 Ten in the Meadow – 23 That’s Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! – 43 The Theory of Everything – 75 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided – 44 This Girl Is Different – 75 The Three Armadillies Tuff – 39 Three Hens and a Peacock – 47 Three Scoops and a Fig – 27 Throwing Heat – 63 Tiger in My Soup – 50 To Whom the Angel Spoke – 45

Touchdown Trouble – 63 A Tree for Emmy – 37 The Tree That Owns Itself – 61 Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth – 47 Trick or Treat on Monster Street – 44 The Trouble with Rules – 66 Truth and Salsa – 68 Tulips – 50 Uncharted Waters – 66 Under the Snow – 32 The Universe of Fair – 66 We’ve Got a Job – 62 What Do Parents Do? (When You’re Not Home) – 43 What the Sea Saw – 34 What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? – 24 The Wheat Doll – 52 When Edgar Met Cecil – 26 When Rain Falls – 32 When Young Melissa Sweeps – 50 Where in the World – 68 Where Is Baby? – 23 Where Is Catkin? – 28 Where Teddy Bears Come From – 44 While You Were Sleeping – 21, 23 Who Has a Belly Button? – 34 Who Is It? – 22 Willow King – 65 Wind Dancer – 65 Winners Take All – 63 Wishing – 54 The Wreck of the Ethie – 58 The Yellow Star – 48 Yes, I Know the Monkey Man – 70 Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle – 59 Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells – 53 You’ve Got Dragons – 54 Zayde Comes to Live – 55 Zoom! – 26

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