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Independent Publishers Group and Trafalgar Square Publishing Children’s & Parenting Titles Spring 2015


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Contents 94 Tomorrow Is a Chance to Start Over

Activity 37–40, 122, 123, 169, 219–223, 242, 244–248, 251, 252 Audio 94, 95 Mystery 23, 57, 106 Backlist 256–264

120 Papa Panov’s Special Day

Bilingual 9–15, 248 Boardbooks 1, 2, 4–7, 9-15, 19, 20, 28–33, 114, 116–118, 121 Classics 1, 16, 17, 24–26, 36, 88, 89, 91, 113, 146, 147, 192–195, 197, 198

149 Wellspring of Magic

Education Resource 9–15, 37–42, 70–73, 76, 77, 84, 87, 113, 133–139, 148, 172, 178, 180, 194, 195, 197, 220, 221, 228–235, 238, 244–252 Fiction 98, 133–171, 173–218 Games 222, 224

205 The Keeper

Graphic Novels 198 Index 265–271 Nonfiction 22, 37–42, 172, 219, 221, 226–238 Novelty 3, 7, 8, 20–27, 29–33, 38–42, 121, 130, 227 Parenting 4, 5, 239–243, 253

223 The Cute Coloring Book

Picture Books 3, 16–18, 21, 34–36, 43-88, 90–113, 115, 119, 120, 123–125, 128, 131, 228 Religious 22, 121, 123–132 Seasonal 22, 121, 123–132 Young Adult 201–203, 205–218

226 Curious Critters: Marine

Cover art: Here She Is! Catherine Leblanc Illustrations by Eve Tharlet

minedition See page 35


FIRST NURSERY RHYMES Illustrations by Lucy Cousins “Beloved classics are successfully served by these bold, striking renditions.” —School Library Journal starred review of Yummy “A book that’s certain to make an impressive splash, whether read to one youngster or an entire story time circle.” —Publishers Weekly on Hooray for Fish! From the award-winning illustrator of Maisy Mouse, First Nursery Rhymes are gentle tales with beautiful illustrations. They’re a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children. Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, as well as Hooray for Fish! She is the recipient of the Bologna Ragazzi Non-fiction Prize, and was Highly Commended for the National Art Illustration Award. She won the Smarties Book Prize in 2002 for Jazzy in the Jungle. Each: Board Books • 10 Pages • 5.75 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • April • $9.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Bedtime Rhymes

Accompanied by delightful new illustrations which will charm children, these familiar nursery rhymes are ideal for calming down for the evening

From “Wee Willie Winkie” to “Rock-a-bye Baby,” the sounds and rhythms of these lovely nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by the illustrator of the Maisy books. They’re a playful introduction to the world of stories for little children, and the perfect way to wind down the day and get ready for sleep! 9781447261063

Nursery Rhymes

These classic rhyming verses, set alongside playful illustrations, will please children and parents alike

From “Humpty Dumpty” to “The Grand Old Duke of York,” the sounds and rhythms of these wonderful nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by the illustrator of the Maisy books. They’re a perfect, playful introduction to the world of rhyming stories for little children. 9781447261056

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RHYME TIME Illustrations by Fiona Lee Rhyme Time is a series of popular nursery rhymes and songs, with a modern design and divine illustrations. These are books to be loved and shared time and time again. A super cute series for parents who perhaps struggle to remember favorite nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers! Fiona Lee is an illustrator and graphic designer who specializes in fun, bold, and bright characters. Each: Board Books • 24 Pages • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • April • $8.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Chirpy Bird

Playtime Playtime is bursting with bouncy illustrations and fun rhymes, to encourage interaction and play. Dance and shout and shake it all about with your animal friends! 9781742978277

Sleepy Time Sleepy Time is full of soothing, sweet rhymes to sing with your child as they drift off to sleep. The cuddly animals are on their way to sleep, too! 9781742978284

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Night Monkey, Day Monkey Book and Plush Gift Set Julia Donaldson Illustrations by Lucy Richards This gift box set includes the Smarties Book Prize–winning paperback picture book and true-to-character plush toys of Night Monkey and Day Monkey “A charmingly rhythmic poem . . . a clever way of reassuring small children about night-time.” —Evening Standard “Ideal bedtime reading.”  —Independent Julia Donaldson’s enchanting picture book is about two monkeys who are as different as night and day. Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other’s opposite worlds, they learn a lot. And they also learn to be the best of friends. Beautiful plush toys of both monkeys accompany the book. They can be used separately and can also hold hands as the characters do in the picture book. This story is perfect for story-led play, children can re-enact the adventures as they learn about the difference between dark and light. Julia Donaldson is the author of more than 60 books, including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, The Snail and the Whale, and The Spiffiest Giant in Town. Lucy Richards is the author of The Magic Sky and the illustrator of Snap. Novelty/Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781405275538 • August • $19.99 (NCR) Mixed Media Product • Rights: US Egmont UK

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Book and Plush Gift Set Jill Tomlinson Illustrations by Paul Howard This beautiful gift box set includes the classic picture book and an adorable true-to-character plush toy of Plop “Glorious nocturnal illustrations . . . Tomlinson’s reassuring tale is aimed squarely at preschoolers, who will thrill to a familiar scenario played out in an unusual setting. . . . As for the round, plump and utterly fetching Plop himself, he’s an irresistible ball of fluff who may well convert a host of readers to nighttime’s appeal.” —Publishers Weekly This timeless picture book stars Plop, a beautiful baby barn owl: he is fat and fluffy, with big, round eyes and soft, downy feathers. In fact, Plop is perfect in almost every way, except for just one thing—Plop is afraid of the dark! But one day Plop discovers that perhaps the dark isn’t quite so scary and dangerous as he fears, and he learns to embrace the dark and its wonders. Perfect for story-led play, children can reenact the tale with this set as they learn not to be afraid of the dark. The cute soft toy can also be played with separately. Jill Tomlinson’s gently instructive animal tales have been charming children for decades. Illustrator Paul Howard has collaborated on many books, including Bravest Ever Bear. Novelty • 32 Pages • 7.5 x 7 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 9781405275545 • August • $19.99 (NCR) Mixed Media Product • Rights: US Egmont UK

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Eat Baby, Healthy Dr. John Hutton Illustrations by Leah Busch We share good things for nine months long, so I meet you healthy and strong. Feed me after I am born, skin to skin, safe and warm . . .

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Written by a pediatrician, Eat Baby, Healthy is a soft, rhyming story from a baby’s point of view that celebrates the health and emotional benefits of prenatal nutrition and breastfeeding. This is the third book in a groundbreaking series, including the bestselling Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and Calm Baby, Gently, dedicated to sharing health guidance for parents of infants through children’s books, while promoting shared reading and togetherness. Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Calm Baby, Gently; Sherm the Germ; Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug; Sleepy Bee; Tito’s Inferno; Your Red Shoes; and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Leah Busch is an artist and cocreator of the award-winning Toast to Baby series. She is also the illustrator of Calm Baby, Gently; the bestselling Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug; and Your Red Shoes. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Board Books/Parenting & Family Care • 14 Pages • 5.5 x 5.5 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936669301 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

Also available:

Calm Baby, Gently

9781936669288 $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

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Read Baby, Every Day Dr. John Hutton Illustrations by Leah Busch Read this to me, even though I can’t talk. Show me the sky, as we go for a walk. Talk as you work. Talk as we play. I love your voice, and all that you say . . .

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Written by a pediatrician, this soft, rhyming story from a baby’s point of view with dreamy watercolor illustrations celebrates the beloved, healthy ritual of parent-child reading. It also reinforces recent American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations to begin daily reading with children at birth, to promote bonding, language, attention, and other aspects of development. Read Baby, Every Day promotes shared reading and togetherness and is perfect in every parent’s early library to inspire the next generation of readers. Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Calm Baby, Gently; Sherm the Germ; Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug; Sleepy Bee; Tito’s Inferno; Your Red Shoes; and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Leah Busch is an artist and cocreator of the award-winning Toast to Baby series. She is also the illustrator of Calm Baby, Gently; the bestselling Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug; and Your Red Shoes. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Board Books/Parenting & Family Care • 14 Pages • 5.5 x 5.5 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936669349 • April • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

Also available:

Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug

9781936669165 $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

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Black & White Nighty-Night Sarah Jones A sweet and gentle bedtime nursery rhyme designed specifically for babies’ developing eyes “Jones’s clever portraits ooze personality, and will appeal to children and book-buying adults alike.” —Publishers Weekly starred-review on Orange Triangle Fox

• Co-op available This unique concept book combines the ever-popular bedtime nursery rhyme with contemporary high-contrast illustrations, specifically designed with babies in mind. The youngest readers and their families will delight in the gentle story of an owl saying goodnight to barnyard friends as they snuggle into bed. Bold blackand-white illustrations will capture babies’ interest, as the soothing rhymes lull them to sleep. Sarah Jones is an artist, an educator, and a storyteller. She is the author of Bunnies Near and Far and Orange, Triangle, Fox. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Board Books/Fiction • 14 Pages • 5.75 x 5.75 14 B/W Illustrations Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781936669318 • April $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: World blue manatee press

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Deep Deep Sea Frann Preston-Gannon A gorgeous new concept board book featuring colors, counting, and underwater animals Descend into the depths of the sea! And meet along the way one blue whale (spouting at the surface of the water), two green turtles, three grey dolphins, four yellow seahorses, five red starfish, and 100 colorful fish. Frann Preston-Gannon was the first non-American recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month in residence working with the great Maurice Sendak. She is the author of Dinosaur Farm; Hot Dog, Cold Dog; How to Lose a Lemur; and Sloth Slept On. Board Books • 14 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781843652687 • May • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

FELTY FLAPS

Red, Blue, Peekaboo! Georgie Birkett Someone is hiding behind the colorful felt flaps—can you find them? Play hide-and-seek around the house and find out who’s hiding behind the red curtains, cuddly brown bear, and funny orange hat! With soft and colorful touch-and-feel felt flaps on every page, this wonderful interactive book is a great way to learn about colors, too. With delightful illustrations, a gentle rhythmic text, and a robust felt flap to lift on every page, this chunky little book is ideal for the bookshelf and the toy box. Georgie Birkett has illustrated many books, including The Big Out and About Book, Is This My Nose?, and Teddy Bedtime. Novelty • 10 Pages • 7 x 7 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781447260998 • April • $9.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US Campbell Books

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BUGGY BUDDIES Illustrations by Axel Scheffler Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, these buggy buddy books have a fun, rhyming story and a noisy sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take these wonderful little books with you wherever you go—perfect for babies on the move! Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been translated into more than 29 languages. He is the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man, and Where’s My Mom? Each: Novelty • 12 Pages • 3.5 x 3.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K April • $7.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Freddy the Frog 9780230756144

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Lizzy the Lamb 9780230756168

Katie the Kitten 9780230756151

Pip the Puppy 9780230756175


MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK Milet Publishing

• Co-op available Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting more complex concepts that go beyond colors and numbers, titles in the series feature animals, clothes, fruit, home, jobs, music, opposites, plants, school, sports, tools, vegetables, and vehicles. This collection combines photographs, bright illustrations, and dual-language words in clear, bold text. Suitable for both individuals and groups, these books are a child’s perfect introduction to exploring other cultures. Milet Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books for children, young adults, and adults, featuring more than 300 titles in English and more than 25 languages that celebrate multiculturalism and multilingualism. Each: Board Books/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • April • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–German) 9781785080401

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Italian) 9781785080418

My First Bilingual Book– A Day (English–Arabic)

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Japanese) 9781785080425

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Russian) 9781785080463

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Somali) 9781785080470

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Spanish) 9781785080487

9781785080357

My First Bilingual Book– A Day (English–Bengali) 9781785080364

My First Bilingual Book– A Day (English–Chinese) 9781785080371

My First Bilingual Book– A Day (English–Farsi) 9781785080388

My First Bilingual Book– A Day (English–French)

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Korean) 9781785080432

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Polish) 9781785080449

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Portuguese) 9781785080456

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Turkish) 9781785080494

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Urdu) 9781785080500

My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Vietnamese) 9781785080517

9781785080395

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MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK • Co-op available Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting more complex concepts that go beyond colors and numbers, titles in the series feature animals, clothes, fruit, home, jobs, music, opposites, plants, school, sports, tools, vegetables, and vehicles. This collection combines photographs, bright illustrations, and dual-language words in clear, bold text. Suitable for both individuals and groups, these books are a child’s perfect introduction to exploring other cultures. Each: Board Books/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • April • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–German) 9781785080579

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Italian) 9781785080586

My First Bilingual Book– Being Good (English–Arabic) 9781785080524

My First Bilingual Book– Being Good (English–Bengali) 9781785080531

My First Bilingual Book– Being Good (English–Chinese) 9781785080548

My First Bilingual Book– Being Good (English–Farsi)

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Japanese) 9781785080593

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Korean) 9781785080609

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Polish) 9781785080616

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Russian) 9781785080630

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Somali) 9781785080647

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Spanish) 9781785080654

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Turkish) 9781785080661

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Urdu) 9781785080678

9781785080555

My First Bilingual Book– Being Good (English–French) 9781785080562

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My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Portuguese) 9781785080623

My First Bilingual Book–Being Good (English–Vietnamese) 9781785080685


MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK • Co-op available Each: Board Books/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • April • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–German) 9781785080746

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Italian) 9781785080753

My First Bilingual Book– Feelings (English–Arabic) 9781785080692

My First Bilingual Book– Feelings (English–Bengali) 9781785080708

My First Bilingual Book– Feelings (English–Chinese) 9781785080715

My First Bilingual Book– Feelings (English–Farsi)

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Japanese) 9781785080760

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Korean) 9781785080777

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Polish) 9781785080784

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Russian) 9781785080807

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Somali) 9781785080814

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Spanish) 9781785080821

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Turkish) 9781785080838

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Urdu) 9781785080845

9781785080722

My First Bilingual Book– Feelings (English–French) 9781785080739

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Portuguese) 9781785080791

My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Vietnamese) 9781785080852

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MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK • Co-op available Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting more complex concepts that go beyond colors and numbers, titles in the series feature animals, clothes, fruit, home, jobs, music, opposites, plants, school, sports, tools, vegetables, and vehicles. This collection combines photographs, bright illustrations, and dual-language words in clear, bold text. Suitable for both individuals and groups, these books are a child’s perfect introduction to exploring other cultures. Each: Board Books/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • April • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–German) 9781785080067

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Italian) 9781785080074

My First Bilingual Book– Indoors (English–Arabic)

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Japanese) 9781785080081

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Russian) 9781785080128

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Somali) 9781785080135

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Spanish) 9781785080142

9781785080012

My First Bilingual Book– Indoors (English–Bengali) 9781785080029

My First Bilingual Book– Indoors (English–Chinese) 9781785080036

My First Bilingual Book– Indoors (English–Farsi) 9781785080043

My First Bilingual Book– Indoors (English–French) 9781785080050

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My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Korean) 9781785080098

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Polish) 9781785080104

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Portuguese) 9781785080111

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Turkish) 9781785080159

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Urdu) 9781785080166

My First Bilingual Book–Indoors (English–Vietnamese) 9781785080173


MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK • Co-op available Each: Board Books/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • April • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–German) 9781785080234

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Italian) 9781785080241

My First Bilingual Book– Outdoors (English–Arabic) 9781785080180

My First Bilingual Book– Outdoors (English–Bengali) 9781785080197

My First Bilingual Book– Outdoors (English–Chinese) 9781785080203

My First Bilingual Book– Outdoors (English–Farsi)

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Japanese) 9781785080258

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Korean) 9781785080265

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Polish) 9781785080272

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Russian) 9781785080296

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Somali) 9781785080302

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Spanish) 9781785080319

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Turkish) 9781785080326

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Urdu) 9781785080333

9781785080210

My First Bilingual Book– Outdoors (English–French) 9781785080227

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Portuguese) 9781785080289

My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors (English–Vietnamese) 9781785080340

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Arctic Animals Inhabit Media A simple primer on animal names and image recognition that displays each animal in its natural surroundings

• Co-op available This book introduces babies to eight common animals of the Arctic land, sea, and air. With images that show each animal in its environment and against a single-color, high-contrast background, this book helps babies easily identify each animal covered. Text appears in English and Inuktitut syllabics and Roman orthography, meaning that even non-Inuktitut speakers can sound out the Inuktitut names for each animal. Inhabit Media is a Canadian, Inuit-owned publishing company that aims to promote and preserve the stories, knowledge, and talent of Northern Canada. They are located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Board Books/Animals • 16 Pages • 7 x 7 16 Color Photos • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781927095850 • April $10.95 (NCR) Board Book Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia Inhabit Media

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Marine Mammals Inhabit Media A simple primer on animal names and image recognition that displays each animal in its environment

• Co-op available From narwhales to walruses to belugas, this book introduces young children to eight of the most important marine mammals found in the Arctic. It features high-quality photographs of each animal along with text in English and Inuktitut, so even non-Inuktitut speakers will be able to sound out the Inuktitut names for each animal. Inhabit Media is a Canadian, Inuit-owned publishing company that aims to promote and preserve the stories, knowledge, and talent of Northern Canada. They are located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Board Books/Animals • 16 Pages • 7 x 7 16 Color Photos • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781927095867 • April • $10.95 (NCR) Board Book Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

Inuit Tools Inhabit Media Uses unique Inuit items to teach counting and cultural literacy

• Co-op available This counting book uses everyday Inuit tools to teach babies rudimentary counting skills. From items that are familiar to many North Americans, such as kayaks, sleds, and spears, to lesser-known tools, such as the ulu and a stone cooking lamp, this book is a culturally unique counting book for any parent looking to expose their children to the culture of the Arctic. The book contains Inuktitut words in syllabics, one of two common writing systems used by Inuktitut speakers, and also includes the same Inuktitut words written in Roman orthography and English, so that non-Inuktitut speakers will be able to sound out the Inuktitut terms. Inhabit Media is a Canadian, Inuit-owned publishing company that aims to promote and preserve the stories, knowledge, and talent of Northern Canada. They are located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Board Books • 16 Pages • 7 x 7 16 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781927095874 • April • $12.95 (NCR) Board Book Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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ANT AND BEE Angela Banner First published in 1950, the Ant and Bee titles have been a favorite of vintage children’s book hunters. These delightful, much-loved characters will be instantly recognizable to many parents and grandparents today. The beauty of these simple stories is that they are designed for an older sibling or parent to teach their child how to read. Using word recognition techniques, the Ant and Bee stories provide an alternative to phonics learning. Original author and creator Angela Banner has reillustrated the Ant and Bee books, and Egmont UK is proud to be bringing these cherished classics back into print. Angela Banner first wrote Ant and Bee as a way to teach her son how to read. The first book in the series was published in 1950. Since then, Angela has written 22 Ant and Bee books.  Each: Picture Books • 5 x 4 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K $7.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Ant and Bee Count 1 2 3 Poor Ant has had a bad fall and has to stay in bed, all wrapped up in bandages. Luckily Bee has lots of ideas for keeping Ant occupied in this classic Ant and Bee story, all about numbers and counting. 96 Pages • 9781405275132 • May

Ant and Bee Go Shopping Ant and Bee are off on a shopping trip to the biggest shop in the world! There are lots of things to buy, and they are all different shapes and sizes. But will Ant ever remember to stick to the items on the shopping list? 84 Pages • 9781405275149 • April

Also available:

$7.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book

Ant and Bee

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Ant and Bee and Kind Dog 9781405270755

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Ant and Bee and the Rainbow 9781405266741


ANT AND BEE Each: Picture Books • 5 x 4 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K $7.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Ant and Bee and the Secret Ant has a secret that he won’t tell Bee! Can you guess where Ant keeps disappearing to, and why he is acting so strangely? 84 Pages • 9781405275156 • May

Ant and Bee Time The Zoo Man and Kind Dog have invited Ant and Bee to the Zoo Games! There’s a flowerpot race, a six-legged race, and a delicious party tea. Can you help Ant and Bee tell the time so that they’re not late for any of the games? 96 Pages • 9781405275163 • April

Also available:

$7.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book

Ant and Bee and the ABC 9781405270748

Ant and Bee and the Doctor 9781405270731

Around the World with Ant and Bee 9781405266765

Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee 9781405266758

More Ant and Bee 9781405266727

More and More Ant and Bee 9781405266734

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ZOE AND BEANS Chloë Inkpen and Mick Inkpen “These books will become well-loved members of any child’s book collection.” —Carousel Chloë Inkpen is a prize-winning illustrator. Mick Inkpen is a bestselling picture book artist and writer whose Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the Smarties Prize for Kipper’s A to Z, the British Book Award for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children’s Book Award for Threadbear. His Kipper stories are the basis of a television show. Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

The Magic Hoop!

Zoe’s hoop is no ordinary toy!

Zoe has found a fun new game to play! When Beans jumps through her hoop he magically transforms into . . . Beans the rabbit with floppy ears, or Beans the crocodile with snappy jaws! But could Beans the elephant be a jump too far? The hoop may be magic but it’s only small—and a great big elephant could easily get stuck. 9780330518406 • April

Pirate Treasure!

A seaside adventure from Zoe and Beans

The sun is out so Zoe and Beans and best friend Oscar are off on a trip to the seaside. They’ve got buckets and spades and they’re ready to search for buried pirate treasure! But digging is hard work and treasure is hard to find. It looks like it’s up to clever Beans to sniff some out. Children will love joining in the hunt for pirate treasure in this sunny, fun-filled seaside story. 9781447243274 • May

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Each: $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book

Where Is Binky Boo? 9780330518390

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Pants on the Moon! 9780330518413


ZOE AND BEANS Each: Board Books • 7 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K $9.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

How Many Pets?

Learn to count with Zoe and Beans! How many pets can you see?

Join Zoe and Beans and their new friend Oscar as they count the animals, from one to 10. There’s a hungry rabbit, a kitten, a duck, a puppy, and even a cow! But will there be enough room for them all? With its gentle rhyming text, beautiful artwork, and familiar and funny animals, this book is perfect for sharing with toddlers and young children. 32 Pages • 9780230766532 • April

Look at Me!

Dress up and play with Zoe and Beans

Zoe and Beans and their best friend Oscar have found a dressing-up box. But what will they be today? Join them as they become robots, doctors, bumble bees, and even pirates! With its gentle rhyming text and irresistible illustrations, this book is perfect for sharing with toddlers and young children. 12 Pages • 9780230766549 • April

We’re Not Scared!

Is there really nothing that Zoe and Beans fear?

Join Zoe, Beans, and their new friend Oscar as they pick up snails, jump in the deep end, and even play with a spider. They’re not scared of anything! But what about the dark? With its gentle text and irresistible illustrations, this book is perfect for sharing with toddlers and young children. 12 Pages • 9780230766563 • June

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MR CROC Jo Lodge “Well-designed. . . . An appealing introduction to new experiences for toddlers.” —Publishers Weekly on What’s That Noise, Mr Croc? Jo Lodge is a former fashion designer and consultant for such companies as Marks and Spencer and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her other titles include What’s on the Beach? and What’s in the Garden?

Happy Birthday, Mr Croc!

It’s Mr Croc’s birthday, and children can join in the celebration

For every child who loves balloons, presents, party games, and cake surprises, it’s time for Mr Croc’s fabulous birthday party. All young readers are invited to join the festivities with this fabulously interactive book that will keep small hands busy for hours. Novelty/Board Books • 14 Pages • 7.5 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781444917857 • May • $11.99 (NCR) Board Book Rights: US • Hodder Children’s

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Come and Play, Mr Croc

9780340931189 • $12.99

Scared or Not, Mr Croc?

9780340998854 • $11.99

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Land Ahoy, Mr Croc

9780340988756 • $12.99

Sleepy or Not, Mr Croc?

9780340960028 • $11.99

Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc

9780340988763 • $12.99

Wiggle, Jump, Stomp, Mr Croc

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Zoom and Fly, Mr Croc

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We’re Going to a Party! Jeanne Willis Illustrations by Tony Ross A funny lift-the-flap book, with a pop-up surprise at the end— perfect as a party gift “A lovely idea for a lift the flap book, to discover who is hiding beneath the costume, and it’s never quite the animal you expect! . . . A nice book to share with toddlers one to one, or to read aloud in a playgroup or nursery setting.” —Bookbag “We’re going to a party, disguised in fancy dress. But which of us is What or Who? It’s up to you to guess!” Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise. Jeanne Willis is the author of Never Too Little to Love. She and Tony Ross are the author-illustrator team of numerous books, including Daft Bat, I Hate School, I Want to Be a Cowgirl, Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets, Prince Charmless, Susan Laughs, and the Smarties Book Prize-winner Tadpole’s Promise. Novelty/Picture Books • 16 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781849394567 (Replaces 9781849391221) • April $14.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

Keep Out! Bears About! Sally Grindley Illustrations by Peter Utton An interactive follow-up to the award-winning Shhh! based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears “With its understated text and imaginative artwork, this unusual work draws readers into story and setting in a way that few picture books can.” —Publishers Weekly on Shhh! Combining the style of classic watercolor illustrations with the fun interactivity of a gatefold and peepholes, Keep Out! Bears About! physically involves the reader in the narrative and adventure. Can you get through the book without coming faceto-face with a scary bear? What will you do if you see one? Why shut the book of course! Young children can lift the flaps as they follow the adventure. Sally Grindley and Peter Utton collaborated previously on Shhh!, which won the Smarties Prize. Picture Books/Novelty • 32 Pages • 8 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781444914160 • May • $12.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US Hodder Children’s

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Read It Build It: Space Susan Hayes Illustrations by Simon Abbot An innovatively formatted book that allows kids to blast off into space as they read the adventure and build the tower scenes out of stacking boxes Are you ready to blast off into space? You’ll need to build your rocket, travel to the International Space Station, complete a spacewalk, find out about the solar system, and travel back to Earth. This innovative adventure box set contains a book and six stacking boxes that can be built into five fantastic scenes—rocket, rocket launch, astronaut, space mission, and solar system. Each build activity reinforces the material covered in the book, and enhances comprehension as well as eye-hand coordination. Susan Hayes is a children’s book publisher and a former teacher. Simon Abbott has been illustrating children’s books and products for more than 15 years, including Little Vehicle Books and Zoo Animals. Nonfiction • 16 Pages • 7 x 7 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781405271653 • May • $15.99 (NCR) Novelty • Rights: US Egmont UK

A Lark in the Ark Peter Bently Illustrations by Lynne Chapman It’s raining—again!—and Noah and the animals are bored. So they play an extremely silly game of hide-and-seek. “The animals are cleverly illustrated . . . and the rich vocabulary offers some delicious variety.” —Kirkus Reviews Noah can’t find so much as a feather, although he’s searched the ark from top to bottom for his playmates. There’s only one place left they could be, and that’s the room with the sign on the door that says NO ANIMALS—Mr. and Mrs. Noah’s bedroom. When Noah opens the door, the room is suspiciously empty . . . But who’s that wriggling under the duvet? Llamas in pyjamas and baboons in pink pantaloons! And who’s that squashed behind the chest of drawers? Bears in flares and wombats in combats! Lift 25 double-sided flaps and a large fold-out flap on the final page to reveal the animals hiding, dressed ridiculously in Mr. and Mrs. Noah’s clothes! Peter Bently’s other books include Noisy Noisy Astronauts and A Shark in the Dark. Lynne Chapman has illustrated more than 30 children’s books, including Big Bad Wolf is Good, Class Two at the Zoo, Open Wide!, Smudge’s Grumpy Day, and When Cows Come Home for Christmas. Novelty/Religious • 24 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781405275088 (Replaces 9781405225502) • June • $12.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Aa to Zz

A Pop-Up Alphabet David Hawcock A lovely, highly designed way to learn the ABCs This little pop-up alphabet book is a triumph of design. Open each of the 26 spreads and a white letter emerges against a colored background. The text is a simple capital and small letter. David Hawcock is a paper engineer whose pop-up books include The Amazing Popup, Pull-out Space Shuttle, and The Pop-Up Book of Ships. Novelty • 52 Pages • 5 x 4 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781857078091 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Novelty • Rights: US & Canada Tango Books

Dinosaurs!

Pop-Up Paper Designs David Hawcock A collection of dinosaurs by one of the world’s best paper engineers Each dinosaur has its phonetic spelling and some facts about its place in dinosaur lore. The cover features a T-Rex three-dimensional head behind an acetate window. David Hawcock is a paper engineer whose pop-up books include The Amazing Pop-up, Pull-out Space Shuttle, and The Pop-Up Book of Ships. Novelty • 16 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781857078046 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Novelty Rights: US & Canada • Tango Paper

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FAIRYTALE POP-UPS

Alice in Wonderland

With Three Dimensional Pop-Up Scenes Lewis Carroll Illustrations by Maria Taylor The popular Alice story with extraordinary three-dimensional scenes and stylish vignettes Pull the tabs on each scene to reveal Alice falling down the rabbit hole, the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the famous croquet game, the Tarts Trial, and Alice’s final encounter with the pack of cards. Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a mathematician famous for his books for children. The Alice stories were written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the dean of his college. Maria Taylor has illustrated several previous children’s books, including Doll’s House Sticker Book. Novelty/Classics • 24 Pages • 9 x 8.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up 9781857078145 • June • $24.99 (Can $29.99) Novelty Rights: US & Canada • Tango Paper

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Hansel and Gretel 9781857078589 $24.99 (Can $27.99)

The Princess and the Pea

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Red Riding Hood 9781857077414 $24.95 (Can $27.95)

Sleeping Beauty 9781857078268 $18.99 (Can $20.99)

Peter Pan

9781857078282 $24.99 (Can $27.99)

Snow White and Rose Red 9781857078817 $19.99 (Can $21.99)


Cinderella

A Cut-Paper Book Illustrations by Sarah Dennis A beautiful paper-cut book tells the ever-popular story of Cinderella This lovely interpretation of Cinderella has 20 diecut pages throughout, which the reader can turn back and forth to marry up with the background pages. Encased in a die-cut sleeve, this intricate gem of a book is a wonderful gift for any child or collector of beautiful books. Sarah Dennis is an artist and illustrator who combines paper cut with collage. Her clients have included Atlantic books, the Guardian, Kew Garden, Panasonic, and Tatler magazine. Picture Books/Classics • 52 Pages • 9 x 6.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781857078435 • April $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Tango Books

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Aladdin

9781857078732

Pinocchio

9781857078626

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FAIRYTALE COLOURS

Goldilocks

A Pop-Up Book John O’Leary Learn your colors while reading a popular fairy tale Goldilocks has yellow hair, the bears are brown, their cottage is purple, and more. The pop-ups add to the fun. John O’Leary is also the creator of Detective Paws & the Case of the Golden Cat!, Motor Mouse!, and Pirate Treasure Hunt! Novelty • 16 Pages • 8 x 8 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781857078886 • April $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Tango Books

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Motor Mouse!

9781857077247 $19.99 (Can $21.99)

Pirate Treasure Hunt! 9781857075762 $16.99 (Can $18.99)


ANNETTE TAMARKIN Annette Tamarkin Annette Tamarkin is a paper-cut artist. Each: Novelty • 12 Pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up April • $9.99 (NCR) Novelty • Rights: US • Tango Books

Black Plus

A Cut-Paper Book A clever, whimsical wordless flap book Lift the black flaps in this beautifully crafted book to discover a humorous and colorful world made of cut-out paper shapes. A black elephant’s ear lifts to reveal a red heart on a purple background; a black cat’s face becomes yellow with whimsical blue eyes and a pink, heart-shaped mouth. This is a book for children and anyone interested in the art of cutting paper. 9781909142008

White Plus

A Cut-Paper Book A fun, wordless book for anyone interested in the art of paper In a beautifully crafted book, Belgian artist Annette Tamarkin shows that simple cutout paper shapes can intrigue and excite. Pages open to reveal large white 3-D shapes on colored or white backgrounds. 9781909142015

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Lines Everywhere Jimi Lee Look around you—lines are everywhere, keeping things in order, working even when we forget about them

• Co-op available In Lines Everywhere, artist Jimi Lee presents a single line in a variety of different ways. An interactive invitation to engage with and look at the world around you, the book’s unique die-cut format shows off shapes in a whole new way. How many lines can you spot? Jimi Lee is a graphic designer and the author and illustrator of the children’s book Our Planet. Board Books • 22 Pages • 8.25 x 8.25 24 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9789888240951 • April $12.99 (Can $15.99) Board Book Rights: World • minedition

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YONEZU BOARD BOOKS Yusuke Yonezu

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including the Guess What? series, 5 Little Apples, Bottoms Up!, Rainbow Chameleon, We Love Each Other, and Yum Yum!

Moving Blocks

What are you building? What can it be?

An irresistible guessing game, this book asks simple questions for identifying objects that move. The vivid pictures in the book can be reinforced through play with building blocks, allowing young imaginations to grow. Board Books/Novelty 26 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9789888240708 • June $11.99 (Can $13.99) Board Book Rights: World • minedition

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5 Little Apples 9789888240661

Bottoms Up! 9789888240654

Rainbow Chameleon 9789888240593

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YONEZU BOARD BOOKS • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies

Squares

A clever guessing game about shapes that will stimulate the imagination

Learning shapes is a lot more fun when there are surprises involved, and this die-cut board book from master artist and designer Yusuke Yonezu is full them. Squares and rectangles are everywhere, and the shapes and colors found in everyday objects come to life when the pages of the book are turned. The interactive format will both educate and entertain the youngest readers. Board Books/Novelty 26 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9789888240685 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book Rights: World • minedition

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YONEZU BOARD BOOKS • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies

Circles

This perfect concept book teaches not only shapes, but also colors, numbers, and words— all in one bright and colorful package

Learning shapes has never been as much fun as it is in this clever die-cut board book from master artist Yusuke Yonezu. All the circles in this book—big, small, and in numerous different colors—transform into a surprising array of objects when the page is turned. It’s a fun concept book that will engage young children over and over. Board Books/Novelty • 26 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9789888240678 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book Rights: World • minedition

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We Love Each Other 9789888240562 $9.95 (Can $10.95)

Yum Yum!

9789888240586 $9.99 (Can $11.99)

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A White Butterfly Laurie Cohen Illustrations by Barbara Ortelli Both beautiful and poetic, this book—loaded with butterflies—is a playful, bright, and eye-popping treat that is sure to fascinate young children

• Co-op available The butterflies in this magnificently illustrated board book come in all different colors. They are as blue as the sea, as red as a strawberry, and even as black as the night. Children will love poring over these pictures to see how the butterflies compare to the colorful words they match. And at the end, a special interactive die-cut page allows children to create their own butterfly wing patterns by placing any piece of paper or cloth behind the page. Laurie Cohen is the author of several children’s books, including The Flea. Barbara Ortelli is a painter and graphic designer, and the illustrator of Thankyouplease. Board Books/Novelty • 30 Pages • 8.25 x 8.25 Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9789888240968 • April $12.99 (Can $15.99) Board Book Rights: World • minedition

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Peekaboo Giuliano Ferri Children will love to play peekaboo with the adorable animals in this interactive board book

• Co-op available See who’s hiding behind each flap as different animals appear from behind their paws (or wings). One by one you can uncover these beautifully rendered animals, and at the end you’ll find a special surprise. See if you can find . . . a fox, a bear, a cat, a porcupine, a dog, a pig, an owl, and . . . you! Giuliano Ferri is an artist, an animator, and an award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including The Animals’ Christmas, Ant and Grasshopper, The Apple King, Best Friends, and Nino’s Magical Night. He is also the author and illustrator of Little Tad Grows Up; Mummy, Mummy, Where Are You?; and Night, Night, Sleep Tight! Board Books/Novelty • 16 Pages • 6.5 x 6.5 24 Color Illustrations Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9789888240937 • April $12.99 (Can $15.99) Board Book • Rights: World minedition

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Luke & the Little Seed Giuliano Ferri This celebration of the magic of nature teaches a gentle life lesson about the value of patience

• Co-op available On his birthday, Luke, the little mouse, has so many wonderful presents. So when his grandfather gives him a seed, he is rather disappointed. But as Luke learns about patience, he begins to realize that this could become the best present ever! Giuliano Ferri is an artist, an animator, and an awardwinning illustrator of many children’s books, including The Animals’ Christmas, Ant and Grasshopper, The Apple King, Best Friends, and Nino’s Magical Night. He is also the author and illustrator of Little Tad Grows Up; Mummy, Mummy, Where Are You?; and Night, Night, Sleep Tight! Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9789888240944 • April $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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Here She Is! Catherine Leblanc Illustrations by Eve Tharlet A charming story about a new sibling that should be read to all little ones who are becoming older brothers or sisters

• Co-op available Little Bear is excited because he’ll soon have a new baby sister to play with. But shortly after Baby Anna arrives, Little Bear finds he isn’t having much fun. His parents are busy with chores, and it turns out that a little baby like Anna can’t play with him at all. Why does Little Bear feel so lonely and frustrated now? Being an older brother isn’t what he expected! Can Little Bear find a way to enjoy his new little sister? Catherine Leblanc is the author of many popular children’s books including How to Demolish Dinosaurs and How to Mash Monsters. Eve Tharlet is the illustrator of the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox books, A Promise Is a Promise, and Sharing Christmas. They previously collaborated on Will You Still Love Me, If . . . ? Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 14 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9789888240920 • April $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • minedition

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MINEDITION MINIBOOKS

The Selfish Giant Oscar Wilde Illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger A little jewel of a book in a new illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde’s beloved tale

• Co-op available The children loved to play in the Giant’s garden, but when he returned after years away, he said, “What are you doing here?” and the children fled. This is the classic story of a giant whose gloomy outlook and self-centered ways are changed by a remarkable tiny child. Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, playwright, and poet. His books for children have become beloved classics. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children’s books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. She is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including The Little Mermaid, The Night Before Christmas, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Classics/Fiction • 32 Pages • 5.75 x 7.25 45 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9789888240999 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth Rights: World • minedition

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The Night Before Christmas 9789888240883

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin 9789888240821


Get Out!: Nature Puzzles & Games Caz Buckingham and Andrea Pinnington An enchanting nature book filled with fun activities and games for busy little hands “If you’re nutty about nature . . . then this beautiful book is for you! Explore the seasons with pictures, activities and games all about the great outdoors. There’s even an amazing wall chart tucked into a secret pocket, featuring seasonal plants and animals for you to find and tick off. It’s a wild read!” —National Geographic Kids This highly original collection of nature-based activities will help to inspire a love of the outdoors from an early age, and is perfect for sunny days out and rainy days in. The book follows the progression of the seasons through the year, and features more than 30 imaginative activities suitable for younger children. These includes puzzles such as mazes, coloring and drawing, riddles, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, and memory games. The book also includes an illustrative fold-out nature wall chart tucked into a pocket in the inside back jacket, with plants and animals for children to find and check off. Caz Buckingham is an illustrator and graphic designer who worked for more than 20 years for large corporate publishers before setting up Fine Feather Press with Andrea Pinnington. Andrea Pinnington is the author of numerous children’s activity books, including Animals, My Body, and The Princess Creativity Book. Caz and Andrea take all the photographs for their books. Activity/Nature • 48 Pages • 7.5 x 10 150 Color Photos • 30 Color Illustrations 20 Line Drawings • Four-color Interior Ages 5–10 • Grades K–5 9781908489081 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Fine Feather Press Ltd

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NATURE ACTIVITY CARDS Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham Andrea Pinnington is the author of numerous children’s activity books, including Animals, My Body, and The Princess Creativity Book. Caz Buckingham is an illustrator and graphic designer who worked for more than 20 years for large corporate publishers before setting up Fine Feather Press with Andrea Pinnington. Caz and Andrea take all the photographs for their books. Each: Education Resource/Novelty • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • June $13.99 (Can $16.99) Card Deck • Rights: US & Canada • Fine Feather Press Ltd

ABC Nature Activity Cards

This activity-packed set of early flashcards is ideal for learning the alphabet, and will help children foster a love of nature “Beautifully decorated, fantastic photos, stimulating things to do—and a surprise at Z! So many uses, from learning the alphabet, making a display, encouraging a love of nature.” —Parents In Touch

What better way to teach your child to read than through the natural world? These flashcards are packed with more than 25 activities, all based on essential preschool concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, counting, matching, and letter recognition. Their fold-over format is perfect for parents and children to look at together, and for putting up around the home to reinforce letter learning. Each card features a lower case letter on the front, an activity inside, and an upper case letter on the back. Letter Z opens out to reveal a double gatefold featuring all the letters of the alphabet that you can spot outside. 108 Cards • 220 Color Photos • 10 Color Illustrations • 9781908489036

1 2 3 Nature Activity Cards

This set of early flashcards, packed with preschool activities for learning numbers, will help children to appreciate the natural world

These flashcards are ideal for parents who want to foster a love of nature in their children from an early age. The cards go from one to 20, and inside each one are activities based on key early learning number concepts such as numbers, counting, matching, sorting, opposites, sizes, shapes, and patterns. Card number 20 is a double gatefold that opens to reveal an illustrated number line. The fold over format is perfect for parents and children to look at together, and for putting up around the home to help reinforce number learning. 84 Cards • 170 Color Photos • 40 Color Illustrations • 9781908489098

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LET’S LOOK Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham Encouraging children to get outside, these activity books include a general introduction to nature and wildlife while presenting an array of fascinating facts. At the heart of the book are the easy and hard “what can you spot” pages with a colorful picture gallery of nature that readers can find and tick off. When children aren’t out and about looking, each book includes 30 stickers to use on the fold-out play scene at the back of the book. Andrea Pinnington is the author of numerous children’s activity books, including Animals, My Body, and The Princess Creativity Book. Caz and Andrea take all the photographs for their books. Caz Buckingham is an illustrator and graphic designer who worked for more than 20 years for large corporate publishers before setting up Fine Feather Press with Andrea Pinnington. Each: Activity/Education Resource • 18 Pages • 8 x 11.5 • 50 Color Photos • 15 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • Fine Feather Press Ltd

Let’s Look for Butterflies 9781908489050

Let’s Look for Garden Wildlife 9781908489074

Let’s Look for Garden Birds 9781908489043

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LET’S LOOK Each: Activity/Education Resource • 18 Pages • 8 x 11.5 • 50 Color Photos • 15 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • Fine Feather Press Ltd

Let’s Look for Wild Flowers

Let’s Look on the Seashore

9781908489067 • April

Let’s Look on the Farm 9781908489128 • June

9781908489111 • April

Let’s Look in Ponds & Rivers 9781908489135 • June

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Let’s Look in Woods & Forests 9781908489142 • June


STICKER PLAY SCENES Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham Encourage imaginative play and help children learn about nature with these on-the-go activity packs. Each pack contains a fold-out play scene, two sheets of colorful stickers, and a simple identification guide to help children learn about the most common flora and fauna. It helps develop imaginative play skills, and offers more than the usual packs of stickers. Each pack is in a cellophane hangable sleeve. Andrea Pinnington is the author of numerous children’s activity books, including Animals, My Body, and The Princess Creativity Book. Caz Buckingham is an illustrator and graphic designer who worked for more than 20 years for large corporate publishers before setting up Fine Feather Press with Andrea Pinnington. Caz and Andrea take all the photographs for their books. Each: Activity • 10 Pages • 6 x 10.5 • 50 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 May • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Stickers • Rights: US & Canada • Fine Feather Press Ltd

Butterflies 9781908489166

Ponds & Rivers 9781908489210

Farm 9781908489203

Seashore 9781908489197

Garden Birds 9781908489159

Wild Flowers 9781908489173

Garden Wildlife 9781908489180

Woods & Forests 9781908489227

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FIRST DISCOVERY

Cats Henri Galeron Smooth, fluffy, black, gray, and tortoiseshell cats creep, leap, and sleep before your eyes. Learn their language and find out about their wild cousins. Henri Galeron is the illustrator of Dinosaurs. Nonfiction • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 8 45 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781851033454 • April • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paperback Picture Book, Saddle-Stiched Rights: US & Canada • First Discovery Paperbacks

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Body

9781851033447

Dinosaurs

9781851033461

Egg

9781851033478

Weather

9781851033492

MY FIRST DISCOVERIES A press-out “torch” is slipped between the transparent plastic and black pages, revealing a related image underneath, and giving the sense of exploring in the dark. Educational and playful, these books encourage observation, concentration, and reading. Each: Nonfiction • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • July $12.99 (Can $15.99) Spiral (Concealed Wire-O) • Rights: US & Canada • My First Discoveries

Earth and Sky Sylvaine Peyrols See our planets play hide-and-seek with the sun and the moon. Look into volcanoes and caves and under the surface of the sea. Watch night follow day and see the stars begin to come out. Sylvaine Peyrols is the author of The Body, Farm Animals, How the Body Works, The Ladybird, and The Owl. Science • 38 Pages 9781851034307 (Replaces 9781851031108)

Lost Treasure Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai Buried underground, hidden in jungles and forests and deep under the sea, lost treasure lies waiting to be discovered. You can find out what life was like long ago. Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai are children’s book creators. History • 36 Pages • 9781851034314

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Mr Chicken Lands on London Leigh Hobbs A madcap adventure to London, visiting all of the familiar sites, featuring the humorously memorable Mr Chicken “If Roald Dahl hadn’t had Quentin Blake to illustrate his books, he’d have loved Leigh Hobbs.” —Sydney Morning Herald Mr Chicken can’t wait another minute, so he finishes his breakfast, collects his camera, and flies to London. He wants to see everything. Mr Chicken lands in London, checks in at the famous Savoy hotel, and grabs his friend to start seeing the sights. Join Mr Chicken and let him show you his favorite city in all the world. Leigh Hobbs is the author of the Mr Badger series and the Old Tom Series, which includes Old Tom’s Big Book of Beauty and Old Tom Goes to Mars. He is also the author of Mr Chicken Goes to Paris. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781743315927 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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The Wombats at the Zoo Roland Harvey The Wombats are off to the zoo in another zany adventure featuring the 12 comical kids and their two teachers, with lively and detailed watercolor illustrations guaranteed to occupy small children’s attentions for hours “The real star here is the dizzying artwork, sort of a watercolor take on Where’s Waldo? that invites any reader to scrutinize the jampacked scenes for the details mentioned by the children. There’s so much going on that everyone will find something different.” —Booklist on In the City The Wombats and their teachers, Ms. Annabel and Mrs. Nott, are off to the zoo. Audrey bonds with bilbies, Alecia is on a safari, Hughie wants to race a camel, and Freddie explores underwater with his magic eye. Horrie is shocked by snakes, and Ima plays harmonica with a crocodile. Ava whistles to the wild dogs, Naucia wants to take a meerkat home, and Nurse Sardi helps in the animal hospital. Dante shoots hoops with the seals. Oliver admires the cheetah, and Albert calculates just how much hippo they can eat. By the end of the day, the Wombats don’t want to leave. Can you help Mrs. Nott find out where they all went? Roland Harvey is the author of At the Beach, Everything We Ever Saw, In the City, On the Farm, and other books for children. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 11.25 x 8.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 9781743319048 • May $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Come Count with Me! Marika Wilson A delightful first counting story featuring a warm and loving relationship between a chick and her grandma, with gentle illustrations and playful text Nana! Nana! Come count with me! I can count. Look! Look! 1, 2 and 3. Nana bird pretends she can’t count, much to the frustration of her grand-chick. Join Little Chick as she teaches her grandma to count to five. This sweet and playful story is great fun to read aloud as well as a terrific way to introduce numbers and counting to the very young. Marika Wilson is a debut author. Picture Books • 24 Pages • 9.25 x 9.25 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781743313435 • June • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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Crikey and Cat Chris McKimmie If the stars were blown out of the sky by a storm, what would you do? A beautiful new picture book from the amazing Chris McKimmie. “Lauren Child’s fans will appreciate McKimmie’s style.” —School Library Journal on Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy “A playful world large enough to let young imaginations roam freely.” —Kirkus Reviews on Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow When there are no stars in the sky, sometimes all you need is a ladder, a friend, a dog, a cat, and an all-night hardware store. This story celebrating creativity and friendship is from an incredibly unique artist. In McKimmie’s work the wonders of nature assume a topsy turvy perspective, and magic is never far from ordinary lives. Chris McKimmie is the author, illustrator, and designer of eight children’s books, including Apple to Zoos, Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow, The Magic Day, and The Painted Bird. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 12 x 9.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781743363638 • May $18.99 (Can $22.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Let’s Play! Gabriel Alborozo The joy of music is celebrated in this colorful and humorous children’s picture book exploring sounds of the instruments that make up a symphony orchestra “Throughout, individuality, creativity, and variety are encouraged.” —School Library Journal on Let’s Paint! Good morning children! Are you ready to learn about the orchestra? From the tinkling tones of the tiny piccolo to the majesty of the grand piano or the deep rumblings of the mighty tuba this book celebrates the sounds made by the players in the orchestra. Follow the mother duck and her ducklings from page to page, and count the children as they disappear into the orchestra. Reading it aloud while enjoying the kaleidoscopic pictures makes a perfect way to share your love of music with children. Gabriel Alborozo has worked in film, in the props department on the Star Wars movies and The Matrix, and for an animation company. He is the author of Let’s Paint! Picture Books/Music • 32 Pages • 7 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781743316283 • June $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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I Have a Dog

(An Inconvenient Dog) Charlotte Lance With sweet and simple text that uses repetition and rhythm, this charming book about a new puppy shows the highs (and lows) of the wonderful relationship between a child and his pet I have a dog. An inconvenient dog. When I wake up, my dog is inconvenient. When I’m getting dressed, my dog is inconvenient. And when I’m making tunnels, my dog is SUPER inconvenient. But sometimes, an inconvenient dog can be big and warm and cuddly. Sometimes, an inconvenient dog can be the most comforting friend in the whole wide world. A new puppy can be the perfect new playmate—or it can be in the way all the time. But even the most mischievous of puppies can grow up to become a very best friend. This adorable and funny picture book will charm dog-lovers of all ages. Charlotte Lance is an illustrator. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781743317815 • May $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

That Car! Cate Kennedy Illustrations by Carla Zapel A picture book about a family of kids who move to a farm and find an old car that takes them on magical adventures of the imagination We found the old car in the shed the very first day we moved to the farm. Dad put it under the peppercorn tree. “I’ll take this old clunker down to the scrapyard one day,” he said. “But you kids might as well play in it for the time being.” . . . We couldn’t wait to find out where that car would take us. A wonderful story about three children, one old car, and a world of imagination. Join Joey, Ellie, and Luke as they travel to the Base Camp of Mount Everest, to Africa to take a safari, to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, and even to the moon! Wonderfully saturated and detailed illustrations bring their fantastical adventures to life. Cate Kennedy is the author of Dark Roots, The World Beneath, and Like a House on Fire. Carla Zapel is an illustrator. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 9781743310953 • June • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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The Duck and the Darklings Glenda Millard Illustrations by Stephen Michael King An extraordinary and enchanting story of friendship, hope, and joy about a young boy who wants to find something special for his grandfather, and finds a fallen duck in need of care Grandpapa’s eyes shine when he remembers the beauty of the world long ago. Peterboy wants to find something wonderful to bring to light to Grandpapa’s eyes and keep it there. What he finds is a duck, wounded and broken, and Grandpapa mends her from top to tail; quack, waddle, and wing! This is a triumphant story about the coming of hope in dark days, the warmth of friendship, and the splendor of a new dawn. Glenda Millard is the author of several children’s books, including And Red Galoshes, Isabella’s Garden, Kaito’s Cloth, Once a Shepherd, and A Small Free Kiss in the Dark. Stephen Michael King has illustrated several children’s books, including Bella’s Bad Hair Day, Jack and the Dancing Cat, and Milli. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781743312612 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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10 Little Hermit Crabs Lee Fox Illustrations by Shane McG A terrific read-aloud, counting, and look-and-find book for young readers, with bright and lively artwork—now in paperback “Well suited for young adventurers.” —Bloomsbury Review Ten little hermit crabs scuttle to the beach, Down swoops a seagull Screech! Screech! Screech! Hush says the seashore, shh says the sea, How many hermit crabs will there be? Ten little hermit crabs are exploring the beach, ready to play and explore. But one by one they disappear until there is only one left! Can you count the hermit crabs? Young readers will love counting aloud and seeing the last lonely crab happily reunited will all its friends. Lee Fox is the author of Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair. Shane McG is the author of Anyone for Tennis?, Evie’s Mad Hair Day, and I’m Freezing, and is the illustrator of The Robot’s Pet. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781742379524 (Replaces 9781741757392) • April $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory Peter Smith Illustrations by Bob Graham Bob Graham’s first-ever illustrated book is a gently humorous take on the Tour de France—now in paperback “[A] perfectly silly story . . . with magnifique illustrations.” —New York Times “Graham’s warm and humorous illustrations make Albert an unlikely but lovable champion.”  —School Library Journal There’s a hush in the crowd as the mayor lifts his gun, then an ear-splitting Bang! and the race has begun, with a flashing of goggles and pale cyclists’ knees, and a murmuring sound like the bumble of bees. Monsieur Albert enters the Grand Cycle Race, but he’s up against Francois, the champion in France. Can he possibly win? Witty text and gentle, funny illustrations by Bob Graham make this story an instant classic, ideal for reading aloud to young and old. Peter Smith is a cycling fanatic and works in a bookstore. Bob Graham is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator whose books include Dimity Dumpty; How to Head a Broken Wing, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal; and “Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 9 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781743318423 (Replaces 9781742376806) • June $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Too Hot for Spots Mini Goss With photographic artwork of handmade knitted dolls, this is a playful and silly tale about taking care of a friend who feels ill “What’s wrong, Barry?” said Stella. “I’m really hot . . . my head hurts, and I just feel yucky,” said Barry “Don’t worry! I’m going to make you all better . . . and it won’t hurt a bit.” When Barry wakes up, he doesn’t feel well. Fortunately Stella comes to the rescue, and soon diagnoses a “bad case of the weasles.” With accessible, rhythmic text and photographic artwork featuring real handmade toys, this delightful and silly story is an ideal way to introduce medical concepts to preschoolers. Mini Goss is the author of Too Cold for a Tutu. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 9 Four-color Interior Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781743435410 • April $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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This Little Piggy Went Singing Margaret Wild Illustrations by Deborah Niland A delightful Christmas book for little children that plays on the traditional “This Little Piggy” nursery rhyme This little piggy went singing This little piggy stayed home This little piggy had plum pudding This little piggy had none And this little piggy went jingle, jingle, jingle all the way home. Meet five little pigs who are full of life and all the excitement of Christmas! They are either out singing, dancing, and playing music, or staying at home baking and trimming the tree. The piggies are into everything, even a little stargazing. Keep your eye on your favorite piggy as it enjoys all sorts of Christmas fun, before hanging up the stockings and singing ho ho ho all the way home. Margaret Wild has published more than 30 picture books, including Kiss Kiss!, Our Granny, and Piglet and Mama. Deborah Niland is the illustrator of Annie’s Chair, Let’s Play, and When I Was a Baby. Picture Books/Seasonal • 24 Pages • 11.25 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781743319123 • April • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Dragon and Captain P. R. Allabach Illustrations by Lucas Turnbloom “Hey, Pirate. What are you doing in my sandbox?” “I’m not a pirate. I’m the captain of a ship.” What is Captain doing in Dragon’s sandbox? He is moping. Because he’s lost his ship. “Oh, no! I’ll help you find it! Come on!” “Where are we going?” “To my cave! I know I have a map somewhere.”

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Fayetteville and Raleigh, North Carolina Armed with a (toy watch) compass, a (paper-towel tube) telescope, and a (hand-drawn) map, Dragon and Captain set off on a great adventure. Dragon is a boy in pajamas and a dragon robe. Captain is a boy with a three-sided hat. But as the boys’ imaginations take over, we see them as they see themselves and the backyard as the boys see it: a dark forest, a craggy cliff, and the immense sea. Illustrated like a comic book, this book is a fantasy-filled graphic novel for the picture book set. Young readers will be enchanted with—and parents will appreciate—the creative backyard play, in which the boys use the simplest found items and the backyard features to create an elaborate adventure. Can Dragon and Captain find the lost ship before lunch? P. R. Allabach is a small-business owner who served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Dragon and Captain is his first picture book. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. Lucas Turnbloom is an award-winning cartoonist, graphic novelist, and art director, whose work has been featured by Andrews McMeel Universal, Darkhorse Comics, USA Today, Time.com, and more. His daily comic strip, Imagine THIS, is syndicated online by Universal/Uclick. He lives in Santee, California. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10.25 x 10.25 • 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781936261338 • April • $17.95 (Can $17.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Flashlight Press

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Lloyd Llama Sarah Jones This story of friendship explores how our differences can bring us together, and teaches children the power of spelling and word-use through alliteration “Jones’s clever portraits ooze personality, and will appeal to children and book-buying adults alike.” —Publishers Weekly starredreview on Orange Triangle Fox

• Co-op available Lloyd Llama loves many things: lollipops, spelling, cello, and the color yellow—anything with a double L, really! Will he ever learn to get along with his new classmate Al Alpaca, who has an affinity for all things beginning with the letter A, like apples, art, and air guitar? The two characters settle their differences with the help of their favorite letters in this alliterative adventure. Sarah Jones is an artist, an educator, and a storyteller. She is the author of Bunnies Near and Far and Orange, Triangle, Fox. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Picture Books/Fiction • 40 Pages • 9.25 x 10.25 40 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781936669325 • June • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm LeVar Burton and Susan Schaefer Bernardo Illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher Actor and longtime educational advocate LeVar Burton has had more than 30 years’ experience speaking directly to children about grown-up situations, and The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is a story that helps ease the fears and worries of a young child

• $75,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Author tour to include Chicago and New York City Mica Mouse lost her house in a terrible storm, and now she trembles when the weather turns rough. She’s not so different from other children who’ve experienced something very disturbing in their life or heard about tragic or frightening events in the news. Mica’s father tells her the story of a brave blue rhinoceros who learns how to get through rough times with friendship, helpers, love, and by “feeling your feelings.” LeVar Burton has poured a lifetime of experience storytelling to children into The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, and the result is more than a book—it’s a manual for finding the light in the midst of dark times. LeVar Burton is an actor, director, and educator who has been an icon for more than 35 years. He has been the host, producer, and now co-owner of the influential television program Reading Rainbow for more than three decades, and starred in the TV miniseries Roots and on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He lives in Burbank, California. Susan Schaefer Bernardo is a published poet and the author of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs. Courtenay Fletcher is a designer and the illustrator of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs. She lives in Los Angeles. Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780990539506 • Available $17.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Reading Rainbow

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Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt Olivia Fu A story about a child’s love for a parent and a sense of wonderment about the stars

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Boston Elizabeth, a little girl mouse, wants to be a sailor like her father, but she has trouble learning the stars for navigation. Then her mother makes her a quilt of the constellations, and before long Elizabeth uses her new knowledge to find her missing father. This charming story of family love introduces the idea of families looking together at the night sky. Olivia Fu is a painter and an art educator who holds a BFA in painting from the University of California–Santa Cruz. She lives in New York City. Picture Books/Nature • 32 Pages • 9 x 7 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780990782919 • June $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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The Stone Lion Margaret Wild Illustrations by Ritva Voutila Compassion is a force mightier than stone—a heartwarming tale by Kiss, Kiss! author Margaret Wild Sometimes statues are granted a chance to become warm, breathing creatures. The stone lion has only one dream—to run, pounce, and leap in the park across from where he sits. But one snowy night, when a baby is abandoned at his paws, he is compelled to think differently. This heartwarming and inspiring tale with stunning Depression-era illustrations by Ritva Voutila, demonstrates the power of kindness and its profound ability to change lives. Margaret Wild is an award-winning picture book writer who has published more than 40 novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Kiss, Kiss!, Little Humpty, and Lucy Goosey. She is admired for her sensitive handling of difficult topics as well as her lively, playful texts for preschoolers. Ritva Voutila is an illustrator. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 9.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 9781921894855 • May • $17.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

Tree

A Little Story About Big Things Danny Parker Illustrations by Matt Ottley In the vein of The Giving Tree, a modern tale about life’s cycles, and the discovery that every end is a new beginning “Majestic illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly Henry is a small sapling who grows into a big strong tree under the protection of an even bigger and stronger tree. But then comes the longest night with drenching waters and howling winds, and the biggest and strongest tree falls. Henry is alone and his heart is hollow until he hears the small voice of a new sapling amongst his roots. An evocative story about cycles and generations, with sumptuous illustrations that add depth and meaning to a timeless theme. Danny Parker is a drama and youth theater director. He was inspired to write Tree by the loss of his father, followed shortly by the birth of his son. Matt Ottley is the illustrator of Luke’s Way of Looking, Me and My Dad, and Sailing Home. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781742978604 • May • $13.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US Little Hare Books

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Little Piggy’s Got No Moves Phillip Gwynne and Eliza McCann Illustrations by Tom Jellet A heart-warming tale of self-discovery that will have you tapping your feet! Monkey does the moonwalk. Peacock does the cha-cha-cha. But all Little Piggy does is worry. That’s because he can’t dance at all! But with a little help from his friends, Piggy discovers that there’s nothing wrong with dancing to a different beat. Phillip Gwynne is a multi-award winning writer whose titles have been made into feature films and television series, and earned several prestigious Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. His wife, Elisa McCann is a debut picture book author. Tom Jellet is an illustrator. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 9.5 Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781921894251 • May $17.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Little Hare Books

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Sylvester and the New Year Eduard Mörike Illustrations by Emmeline Pidgen The legend of Sylvester and his annual journey to Earth comes to life in a beautifully illustrated festive story for generations to love and enjoy “Beautiful . . . the timeless feel of a modern classic. [The] evocative, chanting artwork seems the perfect complement to this peacefilled, sparely told story. Also particularly charming is the printing . . . you can’t help noticing the pleasing feel of the paper and the glittering foil stamping on the cover. It’s even sized just right for reading together with a little one, laying perfectly across a lap.” —Illustration Friday “Gorgeous artwork.”  —Creative Bloq, 25 Stunning Book Illustrations On a cold winter’s day Eduard Mörike took a walk with the young daughter of his friend. While stamping through the snow he told her the story of Sylvester and the New Year, a story which left a lasting impression on the young girl. When she was an adult, she wrote it down and so it has been passed on, creating a new tradition—the reading of this book on New Year’s Eve. This beautiful picture book is inspired by that fairytale told to a little girl more than 100 years ago. Originally told in German, and passed down through generations, this classic story is presented in a truly charming lovely incantation. Eduard Mörike (1804–1875) was a renowned German poet. Emmeline Pidgen is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include The Flyaway Blanket and One More Candle. Picture Books/Seasonal • 56 Pages • 8.75 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior 9781908786661 • June • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

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A Colourful Wish Noel Grammont Illustrations by Gillian Tyler Humorous, heartwarming illustrations accompany this tale of an extraordinary rabbit who discovers that he has artistic talent This delightful story gives the Easter tradition of colorfully painted eggs a novel twist when a sleepy rabbit, named Pipkin, picks up a paintbrush and discovers he has a surprising talent. Pipkin is encouraged by an artist, who has long overlooked Pipkin’s raids on his vegetable garden, and learns from him that anything is possible if you stop wishing and just dare to try. If you love Peter Rabbit, you’ll love Pipkin. Noel Grammont is a debut picture book author. Gillian Tyler is the illustrator of many picture books, including the Allan Ahlberg titles The Snail House and Treasure Hunt. Picture Books/Seasonal • 48 Pages • 7.25 x 8.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Paperback Picture Book: 9781908786357 April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Hardcover Picture Book: 9781908786791 April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

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Stardragon Moira Butterfield Illustrations by Adolfo Serra Alfie’s new pet is no ordinary creature—this kitten is touched with magic Magic comes into Alfie’s life when Stardragon tumbles unexpectedly into his lap. Stardragon is a very unusual kitten who transforms into a dragon whenever scared or taken by surprise. Initially it is only Alfie who sees Stardragon morph from timid, purring kitten to fire-breathing, winged dragon. Alfie’s family are very skeptical about Alfie’s claims, but Stardragon soon reveals to Alfie and his family that there is magic everywhere. Moira Butterfield is the author of many children’s books, including The Bible Stories Creativity Book; Found You, Magic Fish!; and Muddypaws. She has been commended by the Library of Congress for her work encouraging reluctant readers. Adolfo Serra has won many awards for his art, including being selected for the 4th Ibero-American Catalog of Illustration and for the 4th CJ Picture Book Awards (Korea), and being a finalist in Illustrated Album Prize, given by Madrid Booksellers Guild. Picture Books • 40 Pages • 9 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781908786371 • May $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

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Rumpelstiltskin Noel Grammont Illustrations by Peter Bailey A master illustrator helps sets the record straight in this picture book telling the other side of the Rumpelstiltskin story For years, people have had the wrong idea about that strange looking little man Rumpelstiltskin from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. You know, the one where a beautiful miller’s daughter is locked up in a tower spinning gold to win the approval of the King? But do they know that in fact this mischievous little imp wasn’t quite as mean as he was made out to be? Noel Grammont is the author of Colourful Wish. Peter Bailey has illustrated more than 100 books by such writers as Allan Ahlberg, Eoin Colfer, and Alexander McCall Smith. His longtime collaboration with Philip Pullman in such books as Clockwork and The Scarecrow and His Servant is recognized as one of the great author-illustrator partnerships of recent years. Picture Books • 48 Pages • 8.75 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Paperback Picture Book: 9781908786876 May • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Hardcover Picture Book: 9781908786869 May • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

Rabbitwood

The Remarkable Story of The Hon. Tobbit of Hobblestone Noel Grammont Illustrations by Ester Garcia A beautiful, touching, and uplifting story of friendship found in the most unlikely of places When foxhunters thunder through Rabbitwood, Mrs. Crevan Fox reluctantly abandons her precious cub to avoid capture. He is rescued by, of all creatures, a rabbit named Tobbit, who takes the young cub in and christens him Foxy. Follow their story in this heartwarming tale of friendship against the odds. Noel Grammont is the author of Colourful Wish. Ester Garcia is the illustrator of The Winter Train. Picture Books • 36 Pages • 8.75 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 Paperback Picture Book: 9781908786647 • July • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Hardcover Picture Book: 9781908786340 • July • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

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The Ocean Counting Book Noel Grammont Illustrations by Emmeline Pidgen A coloful storybook about the sea, with look-andfind, see-and-count elements and lovely underwater illustrations A giraffe who is tired of looking at trees decides to explore the sea. As the waves carry him out in is little boat he meets many ocean creatures, including turtles, dolphins, star fish, sea horses, and more. Embedded into a simple, charming story with beautiful illustrations are count-and-find tasks for children. Noel Grammont is the author of Colourful Wish. Emmeline Pidgen is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include The Flyaway Blanket and One More Candle. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.75 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781908786807 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

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Mouse and the Moon Made of Cheese Dean Russell Illustrations by Chloe Elliott A heartwarming rhyming tale about keeping belief and perseverance—prepare to be enchanted by a little mouse with big dreams This wonderful picture book follows a little mouse who believes that the moon is made of cheese. His grandfather and sisters have told him it’s true, and he’d love to visit the moon and see how it tastes! So, encouraged by his father and with his fork and his spoon in hand, Mouse embarks on an extraordinary culinary mission to reach the moon. But how can he get there? Can a toad help? Or a tree? Or the wind? And is the moon really made of cheese, or is he mistaken? Join Mouse on his quest in a truly heartwarming tale of adventure and perseverance to enjoy with a little one. Dean Russell is a former physicist with a penchant for poetry. Chloe Elliott is the illustrator of So Frog and So Gorilla. Picture Books • 40 Pages • 10.25 x 7.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781908786708 • April $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Far Far Away Books

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The Prince of Peas Sylvia Chausse Illustrations by Anne Letuffe A beautiful, collage-style illustrated play on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea “A superb twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea. . . . As clever as the rhyming story is, it’s the stunning collage illustrations that make this book special.” —M magazine The story centers on Princess Antoinette’s quest to marry. Her journey for romance starts in the center of France where she meets several suitors. However, each potential husband must pass her mother’s “pea test,” whereby Queen Louise hides a pea under their mattress in an attempt to identify the true Prince of Peas. Will Queen Louise help Princess Antoinette find her true Prince of Peas? Anne Letuffe’s lush illustrations are dotted with peas, drawings, collages, photos, and maps, revealing new details on each reading. Sylvie Chausse is a teacher. Anne Letuffe is a children’s book illustrator. Picture Books • 44 Pages • 7.5 x 8.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–1 9780980671100 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Berbay Publishing

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3 Little Culottes Sylvia Chausse Illustrations by Anne Letuffe A unique variation of the classic children’s fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs Sisters Lucette, Paulette, and Marie-Antoinette are three strong-spirited little piglets. One scary night, their culottes are stolen so they go in search of the thief. Will the three little pigs find their culottes? And in doing so, will they find the thief? Sylvie Chausse is a teacher. Anne Letuffe is a children’s book illustrator. Picture Books • 44 Pages • 8.5 x 7.5 Four-color Interior Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9780980671117 • April $15.99 (Can $18.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Berbay Publishing

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I Am Ivan Crocodile! René Gouichoux Illustrations by Julia Neuhaus A tale for explaining difference to children, both engaging and challenging “A thought-provoking catalyst for discussions about being different, coping with disabilities, bullying behaviors and caring for others.” —Magpies “This is a gorgeous book for any child, but it’s particularly lovely for kids who see the world in their own special way.” —Mindfood Ivan is a very special six-year-old. There is something about the way he looks and moves that sets him apart from the others in his class. Ivan knows that he is different, and what’s more, he knows why. Inside, he is a crocodile. Ivan is a friendly crocodile who would love to be one of the gang, but the others don’t understand his crocodile ways. They taunt him and tease him, making him feel very much alone. By the end of Ivan’s story we take comfort in the fact that this young crocodile has found a way of feeling less alone as he takes his place in class with all the others. The book ends with a publisher’s note to parents with suggested discussion questions. René Gouichoux has been a teacher and writer for children since 1988. He has written more than 60 books. Julia Neuhaus is a children’s book illustrator. Picture Books • 36 Pages • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9780980671131 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Berbay Publishing

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The Songs of Sally Scaredy-pants Anne Lemonnier Illustrations by Claire de Gastold A stylish, elegant picture book about a young girl’s use of song to overcome her fears From the moment Sally opens the apartment door she finds herself face to face with a monster on the stairs. Could this be the start of Sally’s troubles? And how will Sally overcome her fears? This beautiful children’s picture book describes how Sally, a young girl, overcomes her fears and anxieties by confronting them with fun, inventive, and warm songs. Anne Lemonnier is a former publisher, and worked for seven years at Éditions du Centre Pompidou. In 2007, she was appointed to be preservation attaché at the Mnam graphic design department (National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou). Claire de Gastold is a children’s book illustrator. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 11.5 x 8.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780980671162 • May • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Berbay Publishing

Angela and the Cherry Tree Raphaële Frier Illustrations by Teresa Lima A beautifully illustrated, sensitively told story of one day in the life of a woman struggling with dementia, evoking powerful emotions of a life remembered and a present defined by memories “This is not a sad book. . . . This is a touching, poetic book with a sensitive but unsentimental text . . . and atmospheric, slightly surreal illustrations. . . . Highly recommended for ages five to nine years.” —Child magazine Angela wakes up full of hope, as she is expecting a visitor. She prepares her hair, puts on perfume, and bakes her specialty—shortbread cookies. She waits, impatiently at times, and finally the little girl arrives. This picture book provides a touching insight into the mind of a person suffering from dementia. It is a rare and poignant picture book, handling a sensitive subject with respect and dignity. Its insights and beauty are derived from perceptive, lyrical detail, and stunning illustrations. Raphaële Frier is a teacher and a children’s author. Teresa Lima is a children’s book illustrator. Picture Books • 40 Pages • 8 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 9780980671148 • May • $18.99 (Can $22.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Berbay Publishing

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The Lavender Blue Dress Aidan Moffat Illustrations by Emmeline Pidgen Is there any way Mabel can have a beautiful dress to wear to the Christmas party? Mabel knew many girls at school, some were weird, some were cool; some were friendly, some not quite; some were clever, some less bright; some loved books, some weren’t keen; some were nice and some were mean. So begins Aidan Moffat’s charming and delightful tale. The first children’s book from the acclaimed indie singer-songwriter, it tells the story of Mabel, a little girl who wants nothing more than a beautiful dress to wear to her Christmas ball. Mabel’s family can’t afford to get her the lavender blue dress she wants, but can they find another way to send her to the ball in a beautiful gown? This sweet tale is perfect bedtime reading, teaching children about the value of friendship and family over material goods. It is beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Emmeline Pidgen, bringing Moffat’s wonderful words to life. Aidan Moffat began his career as one-half of the wildly successful indie band Arab Strap. He now records under his own name and the L.Pierre monicker. His album with Bill Wells, Everything’s Getting Older, won Scottish Album of the Year 2012, and he tours regularly across the world. Emmeline Pidgen is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include The Flyaway Blanket and One More Candle. Picture Books • 26 Pages • 9 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781908885319 • August $18.99 (Can $22.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Cargo Publishing

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My Father the Great Pirate Davide Cali Illustrations by Maurizio A. C. Quarello From the award-winning creators of The Little Eskimo, and the author of The Enemy, a story of the journey a boy goes on when his father doesn’t come home When I was a child, my father went away. He came home only once a year, in the summer for two weeks. He smelled of the sea, my father. That’s because he was . . . a great pirate. The amazing stories Dad tells of life with his pirate crew fire up his young son’s imagination. But then, one year, Dad doesn’t return home. Now it’s his son’s turn to make an amazing journey of his own—to find his father. Soon he will discover a secret beyond anything he has imagined so far. Davide Cali is one of Europe’s most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including 10 Little Insects, The Bear with the Sword, The Enemy: A Book About Peace, Mama Robot, Santa’s Suit, and I Can’t Wait, which won France’s prestigious Baobab Prize and was Honor Book in the ALA’s Batchelder Award. Maurizio A. C. Quarello teaches illustration and has illustrated more than 15 books. They previously collaborated on The Little Eskimo. Picture Books • 48 Pages • 8.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9780987109996 • May $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd

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“Could You Lift Up Your Bottom?” Hee-jung Chang Illustrations by Sung-hwa Chung Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to simple geometry and differentiating, naming, and combining shapes expand this clever story about creative problem solving.

• Co-op available A gust of wind blows Frog’s hat off her head— and it’s stuck under Elephant’s big bottom. Elephant is hungry, and he won’t budge until Frog feeds him delicious foods that have unusual shapes. She brings him a round orange, a triangular sandwich, and a rectangular piece of chocolate. But elephant still won’t move his bottom. Will Frog ever get her pretty hat back? Hee-jung Chang is a children’s book author. Sung-wha Chung is an illustrator whose previous book is Don’t Tell Anyone. Her work has been honored by the Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations and the Korean Andersen Drawing Contest. Picture Books/Education Resource 34 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781939248046 • May $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tantan Publishing

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A Day at Grandma’s Mi-ae Lee Illustrations by Yang-sook Choi A gentle story about the strong bonds that connect a parent and child

• Co-op available Yuin is spending the day at her grandmother’s house. She is busy and eager to explore with Grandma, but from dawn to dusk, she thinks about—and misses— her mama at home. Yuin’s mama is missing her, too. Soon enough, Yuin is home and happy again in her mother’s arms! Hands-on activities and elementary concepts of time and routines expand this picture book. Mi-ae Lee has written many children’s books, and her honors include the Samsung Literature Award. Yang-sook Choi won the grand prize in the Publishers Art Competition. She has illustrated many children’s books, including Behind the Mask and The Name Jar. Picture Books/Education Resource • 34 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781939248107 • May $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tantan Publishing

Who Eats First? Ae-hae Yoon Illustrations by Hae-won Yang This colorful, creative book helps children understand math by teaching classification, organizing data, and predicting future outcomes

• Co-op available Six animal friends find a delicious-looking peach. All of them are hungry and want to gobble it up. Will Giraffe get the first bite because he’s the tallest? Maybe Gator will be first because his mouth is so big. Each animal wants to eat first, but there’s a hilarious surprise in store! Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to classifying and placing in order as well as organizing data and measuring expand this lighthearted story about friendship—and competition. Ae-hae Yoon teaches children’s literature and is the author of numerous children’s books, including Flower Shoes. Hae-won Yang is active with the Korean Publishing Illustration Association and has illustrated many books for children, including Little Beaver by the Blue River, Migaya the Last Bat Princess, and The Wolf and the Seven Lambs. Picture Books/Education Resource • 38 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781939248008 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tantan Publishing

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Math at the Art Museum Group Majoongmul Illustrations by Yun-ju Kim This charming and colorful book incorporates mathematical concepts by introducing children to a fresh perspective on math through art

• Co-op available When his father tells him there’s math in art, a young boy is suspicious of the idea. But when the boy explores paintings and other masterpieces with his sister and their parents, he begins to understand there is math in art, both hidden and visible. He sees, too, that math in art is brilliant— and beautiful! Hands-on activities and elementary mathematical concepts that relate to perspective, composition, symmetry, patterns, and other elements in artwork turn exploring art into an eye-opening adventure. Group Majoongmul is an authors’ collaborative that creates books for children. They are based in Seoul, South Korea. Yun-ju Kim studied illustration in London and teaches at the university level. She is the illustrator of The Boy with the Fire and The Chopstick Master. Picture Books/Education Resource 34 Pages • 10 x 10 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781939248039 • April $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tantan Publishing

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The Flying Birds Eun-sun Han Illustrations by Ju-kyoung Kim A charming children’s book that creatively incorporates math concepts

• Co-op available When an elderly carpenter takes a walk on a spring day, he soon hears the birds singing. The sounds remind him of a time long ago, when as a young boy he had listened happily to birdsong. The carpenter quickly gets to work on a surprise that delights him and the birds—and soon they are they are all singing together! Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to addition and multiplication are illuminated in this gentle story that celebrates nature as well as creativity. Eun-sun Han is a pediatric psychotherapist and a children’s book author. Ju-kyoung Kim is the illustrator of several picture books. Picture Books/Education Resource • 38 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781939248053 • June $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tantan Publishing

Ruffer’s Birthday Party Soon-jae Shin Illustrations by Min-jung Kim A pair of friends plan a birthday party as young readers learn basic mathematical concepts

• Co-op available Ruffer the puppy has never had a birthday party, and Nora is determined to make her best friend’s big day extra special. There’s a lot to do to get ready, and Nora and Ruffer hit some bumps along the way. But with a plan, lots of effort, and teamwork, they cook up a delicious celebration with all their friends—and Ruffer has more fun than anyone! Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to numbers and operations, including addition and subtraction, expand this story about a pair of clever and resourceful friends. Soon-jae Shin is the author of several children’s books. Min-jung Kim has a degree in illustration from Induk University in Seoul, South Korea, and has illustrated many books for children. Picture Books/Education Resource • 38 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781939248060 • June • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Tantan Publishing

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Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear Kazue Takahashi This lovingly rendered, meditative book on friendship is sure to find a permanent place on the bedside table With sparse text and a deceptively simple, beautiful design, Japanese author/illustrator Kazue Takahashi brings to life the world of Kuma-Kuma Chan, which loosely translates from the Japanese as “cute little bear.” Making its first appearance in English, this charming book for preschoolers and readers of all ages poses the question, “How might my friend, a solitary bear, choose to spend his days?” The soft, almost dreamlike illustrations are accompanied by single sentences making it easy for emerging readers to follow along. Daily chores and seasonal activities become infused with special meaning when they are performed by this adorable creature. Kuma-Kuma Chan goes about his days in contented solitude, engaged in activities such as eating breakfast, gazing at clouds, listening to the rain, writing letters, and wondering where to go with his new bag. At night he watches the sky darken and brushes his teeth before bed. He gardens in the spring, trims his hair in summer, composes a love song in the fall, and seeks a warm, sunny spot on the floor in the winter. Children and adults alike will take delight in repeating aloud the name of their new, steadfast storybook friend and look forward to spending more time in his imagined world. Kazue Takahashi is an illustrator and a children’s book author. Picture Books/Fiction • 52 Pages • 5.25 x 6.75 25 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781940842011 • Available $12.99 (Can $15.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon Inc

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Timothy and Sarah: The Homemade Cake Contest Midori Basho A tale of civic action among a town of mice teaches lessons about teamwork, initiative, good sportsmanship, and the importance of relationships between old and young When Miss Flora visits the home of twins Timothy and Sarah, she laments to their mother that a building that was once a vibrant gathering place for the entire town is now dilapidated and considered by many to be haunted. Together, Mother and Miss Flora come up with a plan to hold a cake-baking contest to generate the money needed to refurbish the building. As news of the contest spreads throughout the town, everyone from young to old responds with enthusiasm. When the day of the contest arrives, beautiful cakes of all shapes, sizes, and flavors are ready to be judged and then sold. Young listeners and readers delight to the fantastic cakes as well as to the surprising results of the contest. Midori Basho is a Japanese children’s book author. She is the author of The Birthday Present, which is the first book of 13 in the Timothy and Sarah Picture Book series. The Homemade Cake Contest is the first English translation of her work. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.75 x 9.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781940842028 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon Inc

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Gon, the Little Fox Nankichi Niimi Illustrations by Genjirou Mita Nankichi Niimi’s stories are filled with humor and pathos, and depict universal themes such as how to have emotional connections and a beautiful way of life even in sorrow Gon is a little fox. Looking for food he comes to a village where he repeatedly steals food and creates other mischief, constantly evading the angry villagers. One day Gon steals an eel in front of Hyoju, which he wanted to give to his sick old mother. When Hyoju’s mother subsequently dies, Gon realizes his mistake and tries to make it up by secretly giving Hyoju gifts he stole; however the villagers now accuse Hyoju of stealing and beat him up. Afterwards, Gon only gives mushrooms and nuts he collected in the forest. Hyoju is grateful for the gifts, although he does not know where they come from. One day, Hyoju sees the fox sneaking around, and shoots him to death out of anger about the death of his mother, only afterwards realizing to his horror that the fox had been giving him the gifts all along. Nankichi Niimi was an author of children’s books in Japan. Though he passed away at the age of 29, he had already written a number of children’s books, novels, poems, children’s songs, and plays during his short life. Genjirou Mita was an artist and children’s book illustrator. He was a three-time winner of the Sankei Children’s Book Award for his illustrated books, and was the president of the Japan Art Association from 1989 to 1995. Picture Books/Education Resource 32 Pages • 8.5 x 9.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781940842035 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon Inc

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Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends Yasuko Kimura Children will enjoy choosing their favorite from this variety of cute, illustrated dinosaurs Pakkun goes after an egg that fell into a hole, and it leads to the world of dinosaurs! He meets various dinosaurs and asks about the egg. Will he find it? A fun way to learn about dinosaurs, this book features Yasuko Kimura’s unique illustrations that show the dynamic dinosaurs of the world. Yasuko Kimura is the author of numerous children’s books, including Fergus, Fergus and the Sea Monster, Fergus and the Snow Deer, The Magical Fish, and the Pakkun the Wolf series. She received the Critici in Erba Prize at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 1986 for Today Is Not My Day. Picture Books/Education Resource 32 Pages • 8.25 x 9.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781940842042 • May $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Museyon Inc

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Doughnuts for a Dragon Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain Illustrations by Lee Wildish A hilarious follow-up to Spaghetti with the Yeti and Marshmallows for Martians George, a young explorer, longs to be a dragon-searching hero from long, long ago. So he climbs in his time machine with only a scooter, some cakes, and tasty doughnuts to aid him in his quest. When he arrives in long, long ago he spies a dragon straight away—or does he? This funny adventure story is a perfect rhyming picture book read for boys and girls. Adam Guillain is the author of the Bella Balistica series. Charlotte Guillain is the author of such children’s books as Reusing and Recycling, Saving Energy, and Saving Water. Lee Wildish is a children’s illustrator whose books include The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He was the winner of the 2013 Red House Children’s Book Award. The all previously collaborated on Marshmallows for Martians and Spaghetti with the Yeti, which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781405270540 • April $10.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

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THE LITTLE SOMETHINGS

Something Missing Jill Lewis Illustrations by Ali Pye The third in the series of clever, quirky picture books about all the wonderful Somethings All the Little Somethings and all the Big Somethings are having a picnic to celebrate Trippety Doodah Day. But there is one missing Little Something. No one knows where Little Hogwash can be. So everybody searches for him. Meanwhile, Big Something Trunky puts the finishing touches onto the scooter he is converting for the trip. But he hears that “a little something missing” and this wordplay leads to some fun confusion as the tale unfolds. The Little Somethings combine the collectability of the Mr. Men with the charm and appeal of classic picture book characters. Children will have fun pointing out the different characters with the Spotters Guide and enjoy the Something Missing game. Jill Lewis is the author of Don’t Read This Book! Ali Pye is an illustrator who was long-listed for the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal for Where Is Fred? Picture Books • 32 Pages • 11 x 10 Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781405268196 • June $10.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

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KIPPER Mick Inkpen

• Kipper airs on PBS Kids Sprout Mick Inkpen is a bestselling picture book artist and writer whose Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the Smarties Prize for Kipper’s A to Z (praised by Publishers Weekly in 2001 as one of the “most distinguished titles of the year”), the British Book Award for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children’s Book Award for Threadbear. His Kipper stories are the basis of a television show that was hailed by Parenting Magazine as a Top 10 show for children under five.

Kipper’s Little Friends

Cuddle up with Kipper! The first new Kipper title for six years is published to celebrate Kipper’s 25th birthday! “The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.” —Guardian

Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet. But what is a baby dog called? A charming tale about animals, and growing up. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K Paperback Picture Book: 9781444918199 July • $10.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book: 9781444918182 July • $11.99 (NCR) Rights: US • Hodder Children’s

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Hide Me, Kipper!

9780340988473 $8.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book

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Kipper

9781444908824 $7.99 (NCR) Board Book

Kipper and Roly

9780340956601 $7.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book

Kipper’s Beach Ball 9780340956564 $7.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book


KIPPER “Inkpen’s flair for creating affable animal characters is again evident . . . this warmhearted, there’s-no-place-like-home story is well suited for beginning readers. It’s also a satisfying read-aloud for littler ones.” —Publishers Weekly “Children will adore him.”  —School Library Journal

• Kipper airs on PBS Kids Sprout Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K May • $10.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Hodder Children’s

Kipper

A new edition of this classic story with a gorgeous gold cover to celebrate Kipper’s 25th birthday

Kipper is a bestselling classic character who has been in print for more than 20 years, and this lovely anniversary edition is a perfect gift for an imaginative child. Kipper’s basket is old and worn. His blanket is smelly and disgusting. But can Kipper find a better place to sleep? He tries a flowerpot like a bird, a nest like a squirrel, and a lily pad like a frog, but nothing seems quite as good as his old, worn basket and his lovely smelly blanket. 9 x 10 • 9781444918168 (Replaces 9780340932056)

One Year with Kipper

A resissue of this superb story introducing the 12 months of the year

Kipper has made a New Year’s resolution not to throw snowballs at Tiger. He manages to keep to this for a whole month, but in February it snows! This wonderful picture book explores the fun that Kipper and Tiger have every month of the year, through the photos that Kipper takes. And at the end of the year, Kipper finds out that Tiger has a long memory and hasn’t forgotten the February snowball. 9.5 x 10 • 9781444918205 (Replaces 9780340956588)

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KIPPER “Preschoolers will enjoy the gentle humor . . . Inkpen’s illustrations, particularly the pup’s expressive features, will endear him to young listeners.” —School Library Journal

• Kipper airs on PBS Kids Sprout Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K $10.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Hodder Children’s

Kipper’s Toybox

Another classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children

Kipper is worried. Someone or something has nibbled a hole in his toybox. When Kipper identifies the culprit he thinks his troubles are over—but they are only just beginning! 9781444923773 (Replaces 9780340932070) • July

Kipper’s Christmas Eve

Kipper’s holiday tale is reissued for a new generation of children

Which is best, Kipper wonders, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Presents, or expecting presents? Kipper’s friends, Pig, Arnold, and Tiger, are all getting ready for Christmas too, and Kipper manages to give little Arnold his best Christmas Eve ever. Seasonal • 9781444916232 (Replaces 9780340932094) • August

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Kipper Story Collection 9780340746769 $11.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book


WIBBLY PIG “Wibbly Pig is a rather lovable figure. . . . The text is soft-boiled, written out as if with a pencil, in large clear letters that children will be able to pick out and identify. Each volume is short and sweet.” —Kirkus Reviews on the Wibbly Pig series

Wibbly Pig and the Tooky Mick Inkpen What has Big Pig’s sister brought home from the zoo in the latest Wibbly Pig adventure? Big Pig’s sister should have bought a cuddly toy at the zoo, but instead she’s put Tooky in her backpack. Tooky’s not a toy. He’s a toucan. A REAL toucan. And he’s soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home? Mick Inkpen is a bestselling picture book artist and writer whose Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. His Wibbly Pig stories are the basis of a television show that airs on Sprout. He is the winner of the Smarties Prize for Kipper’s A to Z (praised by Publishers Weekly in 2001 as one of the “most distinguished titles of the year”), the British Book Award for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children’s Book Award for Threadbear. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781444912241 • April $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US Hodder Children’s

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Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig!

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Everyone Hide from Wibbly Pig

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Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons

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Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig?

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Wibbly Pig’s Silly Big Bear

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ALFIE Shirley Hughes “If childhood has an illustrator laureate, it must be Hughes; no one else captures emotions, concerns, and body language with such sensibility and affection.” —Kirkus Reviews “To please a child, yet introduce him to beautiful things, the Alfie books are a happy solution.” —New York Times Book Review “If ever there was an alchemist, it’s Shirley Hughes. Again and again she mines familiar plots and transforms them into pure gold.” —Horn Book Magazine “Shirley Hughes is the doyenne of the picture book world. At the mention of her name booksellers beam, librarians wax lyrical and fellow children’s authors opine that it is time she retired and gave the rest of them a chance.” —Times Educational Supplement Shirley Hughes has written more than 200 books, creating enduring characters like Alfie and Dogger, who have thrilled children and adults alike with their tales of growing up and everyday discovery. Her many awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children’s literature. Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Pre-K–K April • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Red Fox

Alfie’s Alphabet

A is for Alfie! Let Alfie take the reader through the alphabet, all the way from A to Z.

Learn how B is for Bedtime and P is for Park and Puddles. It’s as easy as A, B, C with Alfie! The illustrations will help children to recognize letter sounds and shapes. Each page has clear capital and lower case letters which are easy and fun to learn. The recognizable characters and inimitable style make learning the alphabet easy and enjoyable for young children. 9781849418454 (Replaces 9780099409021)

Alfie’s Numbers

Looking at numbers with Alfie is the very best way to learn to count “The best counting book I’ve seen in years.” —School Librarian

1-2-3-go! It’s time to count with Alfie! Alfie and Annie Rose make two, and take you on a journey all the way to 10. It takes two to see-saw, and there’s four in Alfie’s family. Alfie’s world is full of numbers: fingers, toes, and other children playing. With wonderful words and pictures, this book makes every number memorable—from one small boy called Alfie to Annie Rose’s 10 little toes. 9781849418461

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ALFIE Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Red Fox

Alfie’s Christmas

Alfie has been charming children and parents for generations, but this is his very first Christmas

A perfect gift, this beautiful storybook invites young readers to join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas, and covers every Christmas milestone. Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents, he sings carols and decorates the tree, and he writes a special letter to Father Christmas. What will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It’s going to be such an exciting day! Seasonal • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781849416498 (Replaces 9780370332307) • August

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Alfie’s World

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Alfie Gets in First Alfie Gives a Hand 9781862307834 $9.99 Paperback

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Big Alfie and Annie Big Alfie Out of Rose Storybook Doors Storybook 9780099750307 $12.99 Paperback

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A Year of Stories and Things to Do Shirley Hughes A classic treasury of Shirley Hughes stories together with crafts, games, and activities for every month This wonderful collection from Shirley Hughes takes young readers through the year with best-loved stories and poems for every month and mood. What’s more, every month is introduced by Shirley, and it explores great things to do: crafts to make, games to play, ideas to explore. There are activities for outside, on car journeys, in parks, on the beach, or inside. This treasury will bring joy throughout the year, and for years to come. It includes the Greenaway Medal award-winner Ella’s Big Chance, Alfie’s Feet, Alfie Wins a Prize, Don’t Want to Go!, Bobbo Goes to School, Jonadab and Rita, and more. Shirley Hughes has written more than 200 books, creating enduring characters like Alfie and Dogger, who have thrilled children and adults alike with their tales of growing up and everyday discovery. Her many awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children’s literature. Picture Books/Activity • 288 Pages • 8.5 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780370332482 • April • $34.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Bodley Head

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CHARLIE GIRL Elizabeth Frogel Illustrations by Don Kossar

• $60,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Author tour to include Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, DC Elizabeth Frogel is a former interior designer and the founder of CenturyMomNYC, a successful New York City–based fashion consignment business. She is the author of Charlie Girl: Her Very Happy Life in the Town She Calls Home, New York City! and Charlie Girl: A Story of Love and Instinct. Don Kossar is the owner of Don Kossar Interiors, an interior design firm, and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. He is the illustrator of Charlie Girl: A Story of Love and Instinct. They both live in New York City. Each: Picture Books/Fiction • 48 Pages • 9.25 x 12.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 $24.95 (Can $29.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Penny Black Publishing

Charlie Girl Hits Hollywood . . . An L.A. Only Adventure!

The third book in this delightful series is a spoof on L.A. and Hollywood stereotypes

Charlie Girl and her canine pals are hanging at the Mondrian Hotel in front of a biscuit-shaped pool, being served water and biscuits. But Don Wrinkles gets recognized—he can’t sunbathe in private! So they hop in their convertible wearing scarves reminiscent of the starlets of the 1950s and following their L.A. map of favorite dog haunts and hotels. After they stop at a vegan cupcake shop, they get lost—and it’s all over from there. Wilshire Blvd, Sunset Blvd, parties, and stars of the entertainment industry: Charlie Girl’s California trip filled with big adventure. 9780986079122 • April

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Charlie Girl: A Story of Love and Instinct

An endearing story involving love, friendship, siblings, and pets

Charlie Girl, that lovable standard poodle and true cosmopolitan canine, is back and starring in a new adventure, one where the world as she knows it is turned upside down—a new baby is on the way! Everyone in the neighborhood leans over the baby carriage to admire little Ava while Charlie Girl, left on the side, wonders to herself what happened to her life. Yet all she wants to do is protect this new baby, sit by the crib, and make sure she’s okay. How can she be jealous and at the same time so protective of baby Ava? It’s instinct! The feelings shared in this tale apply to humans and dog relationships in families with new children or puppies. Over time Charlie Girl and her baby sister find they have much in common as they end up having the time of their lives together, becoming two peas in a pod and the loves of each other’s lives. A true “tail” of family love, it teaches young readers how to deal with jealousy of the attention lavished on their recently born siblings and how change can often turn out to be for the better. 28 W/C Illustrations • 9780986079108 • Available

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SCIENCE ADVENTURES WITH MAX THE DOG SERIES

Max Goes to Mars

A Science Adventure with Max the Dog Second edition Jeffrey Bennett Illustrations by Alan Okamoto This is the updated edition of the first children’s book ever launched into space and read aloud by astronauts from the International Space Station “A rousing success.” —National Science Teachers Association “Recommends” “A great book for elementary school-age kids that might be even better suited to adults [with its] answers to the most commonly asked questions about Mars.” —Sky and Telescope

• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.3 million copies Come with Max as he takes off on his next exciting science adventure, this time joining astronauts on the first human mission to Mars. Equipped with a specially designed spacesuit, Max sniffs for signs of microscopic life. Will he find any? Read the exciting story to find out, and to learn how his trip to Mars helps his young friend Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth. Max Goes to Mars is more than just a fun story. Educationally designed “Big Kid Boxes” along the sides of the pages help children and parents learn about Mars as the adventure unfolds. This second edition is fully updated to incorporate the latest scientific discoveries about Mars. Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System—the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is also the author of children’s books, including those in the Science Adventures with Max the Dog series and The Wizard Who Saved the World. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto was a children’s book illustrator and a space artist who completed commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous aerospace corporations, and college textbooks. Picture Books/Education Resource • 32 Pages • 11 x 11 3 Color Photos • 24 Color Illustrations • 4 Line Drawings • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781937548445 (Replaces 9780972181914) • April • $15.00 (Can $15.00) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World Big Kid Science

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Max Goes to the Space Station

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The Selfish Giant Oscar Wilde Illustrated and abridged by Alexis Deacon The classic Oscar Wilde story, beautifully illustrated and abridged “The timeless morality tale . . . is simply but effectively retold in this superbly illustrated edition. . . . Easily understood by even the youngest of readers.” —Daily Mail “Deacon breathes new life into Wilde’s timeless fairy tale in a stunning new abridged version of the classic.” —Bookseller The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant’s garden and his heart. Even longtime fans of this redemptive, powerful story will find themselves swept away by the stunning artwork, as it breathes life into this much-loved fairytale. Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish author and poet best remembered for his plays and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Alexis Deacon is an author and illustrator whose previous picture books include Beegu, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Cheese Belongs to You!, and A Place to Call Home. Picture Books/Classics • 32 Pages • 9 x 12 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780099475866 • July $12.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Red Fox

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Aesop’s Fables Illustrations by Fulvio Testa Retold by Fiona Waters Now in paperback, 60 of Aesop’s most famous fables are updated and rewritten by the talented anthologist Fiona Waters, and brought to life by Fulvio Testa’s detailed illustrations “With its many comic touches, this anthology presents once again the humor, folly, ingenuity, and wisdom that make Aesop so durable.” —School Library Journal “Every child should own a copy of Aesop’s Fables. And this edition will furnish not only a handy collection of familiar tales, but is a beautifully illustrated book which will be treasured for many years.”  —Armadillo Magazine A stunning gift edition of the classic collection of fables, this is an important addition to every child’s library, and will be treasured by readers of all ages. The collection includes such classics as “The Ant and the Cicada,” “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Fox and the Stork,” “The Hare and the Tortoise,” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.” Fulvio Testa is one of Italy’s most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has illustrated books by authors such as Anthony Burgess. Fiona Waters is the editorial director of the largest independent book fair company in the UK and has written more than 80 children’s books, including Don’t Kiss the Frog!: Princess Stories with Attitude and The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories. Folklore/Classics • 128 Pages • 8.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781849392471 (Replaces 9781849390491) • April $16.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

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Missing Jack Rebecca Elliott A beautifully illustrated story about elderly cats, young cats, and helping children overcome the death of a pet, from the author of Just Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl “Elliot’s lovely story is arrestingly told, in beautiful, a textured mixed-media illustrations that are evocatively minimalist and ingeniously composed.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review, Zoo Girl Toby’s cat, Jack, is the best cat ever. But Jack is getting old, and Toby will miss his furry best friend terribly when he’s gone. Then Toby meets a crazy cat called Humphrey. In this charming and beautifully illustrated picture book Rebecca Elliott addresses the difficult subject of a child’s first experience of the death of a pet with warmth, sensitivity, and well placed humor. Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. She is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745965024 • April $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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Sometimes

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Zoo Girl

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The Very Worried Sparrow Meryl Doney Illustrations by Gaby Hansen A delightful story of faith that has reassured and entertained many thousands of children since it was first published in 1978 “The illustrations are charming; Hansen’s wispy watercolors are reminiscent of Anita Jeram’s artwork in Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You.” —School Library Journal on Oops-a-Daisy! This is the story of a sparrow who worries about everything—whether there will be enough to eat, where he will build his new nest, how he will find a mate, and whether his family will be eaten by a bird of prey. Then he hears about the Great Father who made and cares for all his creations, even the tiniest sparrow. Perfect for bedtime reading or when a child is facing a new situation, this story will calm young listeners. Meryl Doney has written more than 50 books for both adults and children, including How the Bible Came to Us and First Prayers. Gaby Hansen is the illustrator of such picture books as One Hand, Two Hands and Oops-a-Daisy! Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745965802 (Replaces 9780819880383) • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

The Lion Book of Nursery Tales Julia Stone Illustrations by Ag Jatkowska Eighteen childhood tales to make storytime exciting! This collection of some of the best-loved tales in the world makes a perfect gift. Stories include “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Cinderella,” and “The Three Pigs”— all told in a lively and engaging style. The illustrations are charming and mischievous with bundles of characters bursting out of the pages. A delight to read, this volume will surely find its place among the treasured books of childhood. Julia Stone had a successful career in publishing children’s picture books for many years before starting to write for children herself. Ag Jatkowska has worked as an illustrator for greeting cards and stationary as well as a graphic designer and photographer. She uses watercolor, acrylic, and Photoshop and her work has been exhibited at private shows internationally. Picture Books • 128 Pages • 6.75 x 8.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745964683 • June • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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Little Bo Peep and More . . . Favourite Nursery Rhymes

Illustrations by Donovan Bixley New Zealand sheep join classic nursery rhymes for a new take on old favorites What is New Zealand famous for? Sheep! What do little kids love? Nursery rhymes! Join the two together and you have Little Bo Peep and More . . . Here are “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” “Little Bo Peep,” and “Little Boy Blue” as you’ve never seen them, set on Kiwi farms and with Donovan Bixley’s vibrant, amusing illustrations. Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and designer. He has illustrated more than 100 stories, including the bestselling children’s book Old Macdonald’s Farm and The Wheels on the Bus. He has also written and illustrated half a dozen books of his own, including Faithfully Mozart. Picture Books • 24 Pages • 11 x 8.25 Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781927262085 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Upstart Press

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By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge Marvin Bileck and Ashley Bryan This picture book takes children of all ages on a trolley-ride dream adventure

• Co-op available Featuring the illustrations of Caldecott Honoree Marvin Bileck, this book creates a sense of magic and wonder in the unfettered imagination of the child. As sleep starts, children are invited on board a trolley for a marvelous, nonsensical journey through the scenes that mirror all of life’s diverse elements, revealing animals, far-off places, a circus, games, toys, wind, rain, words, and wordplay. A poem accompanies the whimsical illustrations, perfectly capturing the sense of awe and excitement of childhood. Marvin Bileck was an artist, an educator, and a designer and illustrator of children’s books, including Penny; Rain Makes Applesauce, which earned a Caldecott Honor; Sugarplum, and A Walker in the City. Ashley Bryan is an author, artist, and teacher who was the first African American man to both write and illustrate a book for children. His work has earned widespread recognition, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and several Coretta Scott King awards and honors. He is the author of two volumes of collections of Black American spirituals, I’m Going to Sing and Walk Together Children. He lives in on Cranberry Island (Isleford), Maine. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 12 x 9.75 • 28 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780979300042 • May • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Alazar Press

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Tomorrow Is a Chance to Start Over Hilary Grist A fresh, original project that will appeal to young parents who are fans of musical artists Feist or Norah Jones

• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Ira and Isabelle, who live in a little red house by the sea, decide one night to escape the sound of the city’s beeping cars and sail off to a faraway land where they learn from a new friend—a robin with a soft voice—that dreams really can come true. The book contains an audio CD that features the narrated story as well as 10 original heartwarming dream songs, and an ethereal rendition of Johannes Brahms’ classic “Cradle Song.” Hilary Grist is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose songs have been part of nine major television shows. She has toured across Canada several times and recently released her fifth studio album entitled Come and Go. She lives in Vancouver. Picture Books/Music • 48 Pages • 8.25 x 8 21 Color Photos • Four-color Interior Includes Audio CD Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9782924217290 • June $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • The Secret Mountain

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Sleep Softly

Classical Lullabies by Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy . . . Illustrations by Élodie Nouhen Performed by L’Ensemble Agora Timeless tunes for tots

• Co-op available This selection of beloved melodies from some of the world’s more revered composers, including Brahms, Schubert, Ravel, and Debussy, will lull babies into a sweet, blissful sleep. Along with the whimsical, dream-like illustrations, the storybook and accompanying CD feature 16 classical lullabies orchestrated for a wind quintet and harp performed by the critically acclaimed L’Ensemble Agora. In addition, a brief commentary accompanies each featured musical work. Elodie Nouhen is a children’s album illustrator and the illustrator of the award-winning Songs from the Baobab. She studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’arts graphiques Penninghen in Paris. L’Ensemble Agora is a wind and harp ensemble based in Lyon, France, that has released several critically acclaimed book-CDs for children. Picture Books/Music • 36 Pages • 8.25 x 8 • 15 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Includes Audio CD • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9782924217245 • April • $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • The Secret Mountain

La mémé et la mouche Alan Mills Illustrations by PisHier Music Composed by Thomas Hellman and Emilie Clepper Classic sing-alongs for children

• Co-op available

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This vibrant, engaging assortment offers children an entertaining introduction to the French language. From stories of friendship, family, discovery, and self-esteem to silly, snappy songs of one-of-a-kind barnyard animals, lullabies, and segments of classical music, children tune in to a variety of musical styles and multicultural experiences. The accompanying CDs provide children an opportunity to hear the pronunciation of the words and sing along as they learn the language. The children’s classic “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” for which singer-songwriter Alan Mills is best known, precedes a potpourri of simple singable songs, often focusing on numbers and letters and featuring hysterically funny animal characters. Singers Thomas Hellman and Emilie Clepper breathe new life into old traditions, performing rootsy renditions of catchy songs written for children more than 50 years ago. Alan Mills was a Canadian folksinger, writer, and actor. He was best known for popularizing Canadian folk music, and he composed the classic folk song “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” (with lyrics by Rose Bonne). PisHier is an illustrator, a painter, and an animator has illustrated several children’s books. He lives in Quebec City. Thomas Hellman is a bilingual singer-songwriter who won the prestigious Felix-Leclerc Award in 2007. Emilie Clepper is a musician who has opened for Martha Wainwright and Feist. She is the daughter of Texas singer songwriter Russell Clepper. They both live in Montreal.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

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Picture Books/Music • 40 Pages • 8.25 x 8 Four-color Interior • Includes Audio CD • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9782924217252 • April $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada The Secret Mountain

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Hurry Up, Ilua! Illustrations by Nola Hicks A playful animal teaches readers about the elements of the Arctic and the dangers of procrastination

• Co-op available Ilua the ground squirrel loves nothing more than to relax in the cool tundra and nibble on some freshly picked berries. Her parents, on the other hand, are always telling her to hurry up, to scurry here or there, but Ilua prefers to move at her own pace. But the winter is fast approaching and it will soon be the time of the year when Ilua and all the other squirrels must burrow deep underground to hibernate, and there is lots to get done before the family can hunker down. If Ilua relaxes for too long, she may just be left out of the den in the cold. Nola Hicks is a teacher, a writer, and an artist. She lives in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781772270037 • April $10.95 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia Inhabit Media

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A Lesson for a Wolf Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrations by Alan Cook A cheerfully illustrated tale that presents native interpretations of Arctic animals inspired by Inuit storytelling traditions

• Co-op available In the time before animals were as they are today, Wolf spent his days admiring all the other animals. Not content to simply be a wolf, happy and hunting with his pack, he watches the owls, wolverines, and caribou with envy, wishing that he could be like them. Wishing he could be anything other than a wolf. When the magic of the land finally grants his wish, Wolf finds out that what he admires may not be what he really wants in the end. Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is an Inuit storyteller who has authored numerous books about Inuit mythology and life in the Arctic, including The Shadows Rush Past: A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales and Under the Ice. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is the coauthor, along with Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, of How Things Came to Be, The Raven and the Loon, Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic, Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic, and The Walrus Who Escaped. Alan Cook is an illustrator and visual developer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Picture Books/Folklore • 32 Pages • 9 x 7 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781772270051 • May • $16.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

Painted Skies Carolyn Mallory Illustrations by Amei Zhao A young child learns about the traditional Inuit mythology behind the Aurora Borealis

• Co-op available Leslie is new to the Arctic, and no one told her there would be so much snow, and so many interesting animals to see. Along with her new friend, Oolipika, Leslie soon discovers one of the Arctic’s most unique and breathtaking natural wonders, the northern lights. Having never seen such lights before, Leslie is understandably shocked by them. Oolipika, on the other hand, knows that the ancient lights are more than just colors and that the mischievous, playful spirits that the northern lights hold can be dangerous. This contemporary narrative introduces young readers to an Inuit legend about the northern lights, followed by an epilogue that explains the science behind this amazing phenomenon. Carolyn Mallory is the author of Common Insects of Nunavut and the coauthor of Common Plants of Nunavut. She lives in New Minas, Nova Scotia, Canada. Amei Zhao works in visual development and production design for TV and feature animation. Picture Books/Folklore • 36 Pages • 9 x 7 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781772270044 • May • $16.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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On the Shoulder of a Giant An Inuit Folktale

Neil Christopher Illustrations by James Nelson Based on a pan-Arctic Inuit traditional story, this book continues the familiar trope of the friendly giant, while featuring some uniquely Arctic elements and scenery

• Co-op available Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days. But being so big, and traveling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra. Thinking that the hunter was a little boy alone on the land, Inukpak decided to adopt him. And so, from the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences Inukpak’s world. Neil Christopher is an educator, a filmmaker, and an editor for Inhabit Media Inc. He is the author of several books on Inuit myths and legends for children, youth, and adults, including Arctic Giants and Ava and the Little Folk. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. James Nelson is an artist, designer, and cartoonist. He lives in Chicago. Picture Books/Folklore • 40 Pages • 10 x 8 40 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781772270020 • April • $16.95 (NCR) Cloth Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

Stories of Survival & Revenge From Inuit Folklore

Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrations by Jeremy Mohler A unique combination of adventure and mythology, allowing the harshness of the folktales to remain intact and the adventurous spirit of the tales to shine through

• Co-op available Stories of Survival and Revenge presents three action-packed Inuit folktales: the stories of Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge; and the Nanurluk, an enormous polar bear 100 times the size of a regular bear; in a way that will keep teens reading while also introducing them to the world of Inuit myths. With comic book–inspired illustrations, some of which are paneled, this book presents these folktales as they were meant to be experienced, with all of the heart-pounding action and awe-inspiring creatures that Inuit mythology has to offer. Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is an Inuit storyteller who has authored numerous books about Inuit mythology and life in the Arctic, including The Shadows Rush Past: A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales and Under the Ice. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is the coauthor, along with Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, of How Things Came to Be, The Raven and the Loon, Skraelings, Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic, and The Walrus Who Escaped. Jeremy Mohler is an artist and illustrator and the founder of Outland Entertainment, which has served more than a hundred companies and individuals to develop ideas into full-fledged, finished products. He lives in Topeka, Kansas. Folklore/Fiction • 80 Pages • 5 x 7 40 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781772270013 • April • $12.95 (NCR) Paper Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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The Pet Person Jeanne Willis Illustrations by Tony Ross A wacky, vibrant tale about the perils of pet-keeping, from the brilliant partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross “Children, especially those who have heard all the arguments for why they can’t have a pet, will respond with glee to the turnabout humor of both pictures and text.” —School Library Journal Rex the dog is desperate for a pet person for his birthday, but his parents say NO! Everyone knows that people are vicious, smelly, and impossible to train. So Rex is delighted when he finds a stray boy to play with. Having a pet person is just so much fun—or is it? Jeanne Willis is the author of Never Too Little to Love. She and Tony Ross are the author-illustrator team of numerous books, including Daft Bat, I Hate School, I Want to Be a Cowgirl, Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets, Prince Charmless, Susan Laughs, and the Smarties Book Prize–winner Tadpole’s Promise. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781783442423 (Replaces 9780803720770) July • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

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Moose Michael Foreman A stunning tale of overcoming conflict and working together from the awardwinning Michael Foreman “Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.” —Quentin Blake Caught in a battle between a bear and an eagle, Moose uses their sticks and stones to erect a splendid building which all the animals enjoy. This long out-of-print tale is a beautiful paean to peace. Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award– and Smarties Prize–winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, Hello World, Little Reindeer, and One World. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781783441013 • May • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

Baker Cat Posy Simmonds A delightful tale of triumph over adversity, a hilarious must-read for parents as well as children “Posy Simmonds delights as ever with a subversive story rich in humor and glorious in its bakery details.” —Guardian All day long the baker’s cat toils in the bakery and all night he is expected to catch the mice that run riot in the storeroom. If he doesn’t catch any mice, the beastly baker tells him, he won’t get any food. Too exhausted to chase after the cheery rodents, the baker’s cat becomes thin and sad and weepy, until the mice take pity on him and together they concoct a clever plan. Posy Simmonds is a cartoonist and a children’s book author and illustrator. She drew the cartoons Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe for the Guardian for many years, both of which were published as books, and the latter adapted into a movie. Her book Fred was filmed as Famous Fred, and nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781783441051 (Replaces 9780099455967) • May $11.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Andersen Press

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Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt Hiawyn Oram Illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura An eccentric adventure with fun rhymes, and out-of-this-world illustrations “Kitamura is one of the world’s most original and stylish children’s illustrators.” —Sunday Times Beetle and Bug decide to hunt for something that’s never been seen—the Green-Spotted Grissel! They board their magic rug and fly off fearlessly in search of it. But will their journey take them to where the incredible Green-Spotted Grissel lurks? Hiawyn Oram has had more than 90 children’s books published, including The Giant Surprise: A Narnia Story, The Second Princess, The Wrong Overcoat, and the Mona the Vampire series. Satoshi Kitamura is a Mother Goose Award and Smarties Prize-winning author-illustrator, whose books include Millie’s Marvelous Hat and What’s Wrong with My Hair? They previously collaborated on In the Attic and A Boy Wants a Dinosaur. Picture Books • 36 Pages • 9.5 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781783440429 (Replaces 9781849396257) • June • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Andersen Press

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The Queen & Mr Brown A Day for Dinosaurs

James Francis Wilkins A delightful tale of two close friends and their eventful day at the museum with the dinosaurs, with lots of facts about how dinosaurs lived and why they all disappeared “The excitement of the race will capture the attention of dinosaur fans.” —Booklist Online Join Britain’s much-admired monarch on one of her rare days off, as she and her loveable pet corgi Mr. Brown enjoy an action packed adventure at the Natural History Museum. On a gray, gloomy, and unbearably miserable day, the two friends go in search of dinosaurs. Armed with  snacks, they encounter immense skeletons, huge teeth, and a thigh bone as big as the Queen. There are aliens from outer space and some smelly dinosaur dung too! After so much exploring it is no surprise when they both fall asleep—which is when the real excitement begins. Find out what really happened to the dinosaurs all those years ago, what the Queen is doing on top of a Megalosaurus, and who wins a famous victory. James Francis Wilkins has worked as a newspaper cartoonist and in the animation film industry, and now works as an artist. Picture Books • 48 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780565093549 (Replaces 9780565093259) • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Natural History Museum, London

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Moonlight Bear Rosie Wellesley A gentle, soothing story for young children at bedtime, from the author of The Very Helpful Hedgehog “This book wins all the cute awards! . . . A lovely story of what it means to learn to be a friend.” —Shelf Awareness Pro on The Very Helpful Hedgehog Eva drifts off to sleep with her favorite teddy bear. When she wakes in the night, Bear is gone. She looks all over her room only to find that her teddy has turned into a real bear. Bear takes Eva on an adventure around the town at night. They play, have fun, and see other children with their animals while they are out. After rushing home before sunrise, Eva falls back to sleep. Was it all a dream? This great message about adventure and imagination is accompanied by soft, gentle artwork. Rosie Wellesley is the author and illustrator of The Very Helpful Hedgehog. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10.5 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781843652922 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

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JULIA DONALDSON Julia Donaldson Julia Donaldson is the author of more than 60 books, including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Spiffiest Giant in Town. She was the 2011–2013 UK Children’s Laureate. Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • Four-color Interior (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

One Ted Falls Out of Bed A Counting Story

Illustrations by Anna Currey Count with Ted from one to 10 as he goes on an amazing nighttime adventure “Perfect for storytimes or one-on-one lapsits, this book can be counted on for a gentle, cozy read.” —School Library Journal “Children will enjoy counting along with the text.”  —Booklist When Ted falls out of bed, three mice whisk him off on a breathtaking adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride, and climb a building-block mountain. It’s all very exciting, but will Ted ever get back to his bed? This book’s counting theme is woven perfectly into a magical, rhythmic text by The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson. Anna Currey is the illustrator of When the World Was Waiting for You and The Wishing Club. 10 x 10 • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781447266143 • July • $7.99

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Wriggle and Roar! Illustrations by Nick Sharratt A wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise—perfect for teaching kids to love poetry “This book will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm.” —Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week Whenever I’m tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here’s a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile, and slither like a snake. The verse jumps off the page, and the snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Bright, bold, and accessible, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Nick Sharratt is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books, including Donaldson’s Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, Hippo has a Hat, and One Mole Digging a Hole. 8.5 x 10.5 • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781447276654 (Replaces 9781405021661) • April • $9.99

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Alligator in an Anorak Daron Parton What could be cuter than a Rhino in a Rocket—maybe a Tiger in a Tent, or a Whale in a Wigwam? Every letter in this offbeat alphabet book will make you smile, no matter how well you know your ABCs. Have you ever seen an Alligator in an Anorak? What about a Bear in a Bathtub? Or a Crab in a Caravan? Watch out for all sorts of animals in unusual situations as you skip through the alphabet from Alligators in Anoraks to Tigers in Tents and Zebras in Zoos. Daron Parton is an illustrator who has worked for Esquire, GQ, New Statesman, Penguin Australia, and Scholastic NZ, among others. Picture Books/Animals • 32 Pages • 9 x 9 Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9780857983091 • May $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

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Little Answer Tim Hopgood Beautifully illustrated, the perfect picture book for every child who has ever had a question “Beautiful artwork is matched with a text that is as worldly and wise as it is fantastic and funny.”  —Books for Keeps “What makes the world go round?” “Sausages!” “What makes the wind blow?” “Sausages!” “Where does everything come from?” “Sausages!” Little Answer is desperate to find his question. But there’s a big problem—his answer is “Sausages”! What question could possibly have such a silly answer? Children will love helping Little Answer to find his question in this wonderfully funny, interactive story. Tim Hopgood has worked in the art department at i-D, followed by British Vogue. He is the author of Unpoppable, Wow! Said the Owl, and A Dog Called Rod, which was short-listed for the Red House Children’s Book of the Year Award and the British Book Design Awards. His illustrations have appeared in GQ, Harpers & Queen, and Tatler. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.25 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780552567787 • June $11.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Corgi

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THE FAIRYTALE HAIRDRESSER

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Abie Longstaff Illustrations by Lauren Beard The fourth in a series of witty, modern retellings of classic fairy tales Snow White has fled from the palace and the wicked queen is on her trail. With the help of seven musical dwarves, a magic mirror, and a dashing doctor prince, can Kittie Lacey save the day? All little princes or princesses will love the incomparable Kittie Lacey, a feisty, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome. Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard are the author and illustrator of Just the Job for Dad. Picture Books/Folklore • 32 Pages • 11.5 x 9.5 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9780552567770 • April $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Corgi

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Do Dare Duck Joyce Dunbar Illustrations by Jane Massey Find out if Duck dares in this hilarious, rhythmic read full of madcap animal characters “Soft yet energetic illustrations are a perfect foil to and make this an altogether charming experience. Jane Massey knows how to get the best from watercolor and textures, while Joyce Dunbar knows how to be original. What better way to introduce little ones to a love of language and image?” —Books for Keeps Does Duck dazzle as much as the peacock? Does he dawdle like the tortoise, or does he dash like the hare? No? Well, what does Duck do? Does Duck dare? A gorgeous new story from the author of Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and the illustrator of Daddy Is My Hero. Joyce Dunbar has written more than 80 children’s books, including the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It’s Like to Be Big. Jane Massey is the illustrator of such children’s books as Daddy Is My Hero and Night-Night, Emily! Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9.25 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781780080246 • May $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Jonathan Cape

Dog Loves Fairy Tales Louise Yates A new Dog adventure from Louise Yates, New York Times–bestselling author of Dog Loves Books “Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review, Dog Loves Books “[A] gentle tale with a winning message. . . . Young children can enjoy the book by themselves by following the charming illustrations.”  —School Library Journal starred review, Dog Loves Books Dog loves books, and Dog especially loves books about fairy tales. But this particular book of fairy tales has an unlucky imp inside. Dog must help his new friend by going deep into the Enchanted Forest, full of familiar characters, as they search for the witch to break the curse. Dog is always inspiring with his love of the world of books. Here readers are rewarded with spotting characters and stories they know well, while Louise Yates gives her own unique spin on the fairytale landscape. Louise Yates is the author of Dog Loves Books, which debuted as a New York Times Bestseller, won the Parents’ Choice Award and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her other books include Dog Love Drawing and Dog Loves Counting. She is currently developing the Dog Loves series for TV with Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9780857550170 • May • $17.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Jonathan Cape

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The Astonishing Case of the Stolen Stories Anca Sandu Every single book in the kingdom has been stolen—can three daring detectives solve the case? “Sandu’s debut effortlessly blends whimsy, adventure, a message of forgiveness, and irresistibly cute animals. Delightful details pack each page and will have young readers giggling long after the tale itself (tails themselves?) have lost their novelty.” —Booklist on Churchill’s Tale of Tails “[A] delightful dose of fantasy.” —School Library Journal on Churchill’s Tale of Tails Meet Cat, Fox, and Bear: detectives extraordinaire! The Prince’s bedtime stories have been stolen, and so has every last book in the kingdom. Could the Big Bad Wolf be the thief? Or is the Wicked Witch the culprit? Join three lovably silly heroes as they face fairytale fiends, uncover astonishing evidence, and solve the ultimate nursery crime. Anca Sandu is the author and illustrator of Churchill’s Tale of Tails. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 9.5 Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781780080345 • April • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US • Jonathan Cape

Bibble and the Bubbles Alice Hemming Illustrations by Sara Sanchez When bubbles float away, where do they go? On Earth, Bobby wonders where the bubbles go after they float away, and 667 million light years away, Bibble, an alien, wonders where bubbles come from. So Bibble makes himself a spaceship of bubbles and flies to earth, where he meets Bobby. Unable to speak each other’s language, they use bubbles to become friends. Of course, it is soon time for Bibble to go home, but Bobby won’t forget him. Alice Hemming is the author of The Black and White Club. Sara Sanchez is an illustrator whose work includes Curly’s Fun with Bubbles and Monkey in the Mirror. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781848861152 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

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I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn Rachel Lyon Illustrations by Andrea Ringli When Mucky decides it would be better if he was a unicorn, Owl tries to help—but wouldn’t a true friend like him just the way he is? Mucky is fed up with being a “drab old brown” horse who smells so bad that none of the other horses want to share his field. Instead, he wants to be a unicorn with a gleaming white coat and a long horn that the other horses admire. So Owl comes up with a plan to make Mucky’s wish come true, and enlists the help of the other animals. They use a shell from the beach for a horn and milk from the cows to paint him. He wakes up thinking he’s turned into a unicorn, but it soon rains and everything gets washed away. Mucky then realizes he doesn’t need to be unicorn to have great friends who will notice him. Rachel Lyon writes in high-quality rhyme with a fantastic rhythm, and is the author of The Cautionary Tale of the Childe of Hale. Andrea Ringli is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781848861176 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

Yuck! Said the Yak Alex English Illustrations by Emma Levey Alfie isn’t worried when a yak appears at his house, but when the yak says “Yuck!” to everything that Alfie offers him, he thinks the yak is very rude It is a very strange day when a yak comes to Alfie’s house. Alfie offer him all kinds of different food, but all the yak says “Yuck!” Gradually Alfie starts to get annoyed with the yak for being rude, but when the yak explains that yaks like grass, it is Alfie’s turn to say “Yuck!” Alex English is a debut author. Emma Levey is the author of Hattie Peck. Picture Books • 32 Pages • 10 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 9781848861145 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

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READZONE PICTURE BOOKS Hilary Robinson Hilary Robinson is an author, broadcaster, and radio producer. She is the author of more than 40 books, including The Magical Book of Mix Ups (Spells and Smells), which won the Experian Big Three Award, and Prima Spiderina, which was short-listed by the English Society for Best Picture Book. Mike Gordon is an illustrator whose works include The Frog Prince, I Feel Sad, and Pirate Pat. Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Croc by the Rock Illustrations by Mike Gordon Something is lurking beneath the water, and Jake has decided that he’s going to find out what it is What is the mystery of the pond in the park? Jake has got his net and he is determined to find out. Something is lurking down there! Follow Jake on his hilarious search, and discover what he really finds at the bottom of the pond! This rhyming story is packed with humor and fun and is perfect for lap-time sharing. The amusing illustrations hit just the right note with young children! Mike Gordon is an illustrator whose works include The Frog Prince, I Feel Sad, and Pirate Pat. 9781783224517

Pet to School Day Illustrations by Tim Archbold Mr. Spink says that he left his pet at home instead of bringing it to school—but is it really as dangerous as he thinks? It’s bring your pet to school day today. But Mr. Spink’s pet is too wild to bring to school! Is it a bull? Is it an elephant? What could it be? And is Mr. Spink really as brave as he seems? Tim Archbold is a children’s illustrator whose works include Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles, Pig in Love, and Sam and the Griswalds. 9781783224715

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READZONE PICTURE BOOKS Each: Picture Books • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–8 • Grades Pre-K–3 • June $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Hattie the Dancing Hippo Jillian Powell Illustrations by Emma Dodson Hattie has tried many kinds of dance, from ballet to tap to ballroom, but none of them seem to be working Hattie is a hippo with one thing on her mind—learning to dance. She’s eager to learn, but what dance can she do? Will she have to give up on her dream? Maybe poor Hattie was never meant to be a dancer. Jillian Powell is the author of Hurry Up, Pony!, Tall Tilly, and Tom and Millie’s Great Big Treasure Hunt. Emma Dodson has worked as a freelance painter and prop maker for films such as The Borrowers, Five Children, It, and Pirates of the Caribbean. She is the author of The Very Important Idea. 9781783225088

Pig in Love Vivian French Illustrations by Tim Archbold Will Pig learn how to fly, so that he can marry his darling Piggie? Pig loves Piggie, and Piggie loves Pig, but mean old Daddy won’t let them be married! He wants her to marry a pig that can fly, and we all know that pigs can’t fly. Disaster! But maybe Cow has an idea. Vivian French is the author of more than 100 children’s books, including GrowingFrogs, A Present for Mom, and The Story of Christmas. Tim Archbold is a children’s illustrator whose works include Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles, Circle of Doom, and Sam and the Griswalds. 9781783224524

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On a Small Island Kyle Hughes-Odgers A story about using creativity to beautify where you live, featuring nontraditional and street art–inspired illustrations On a small island, in a gigantic sea, lives Ari. Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends. On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea. A dazzling idea. An irresistible idea. A beautiful story about using your creativity to enhance the place where you live by renowned and award-winning artist and illustrator Kyle Hughes-Odgers. Kyle Hughes-Odgers is one of Australia’s leading young visual artists. He is the illustrator of Ten Tiny Things. Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 9.5 x 9.5 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781925161168 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

Dreamers Ezekiel Kwaymullina Illustrations by Sally Morgan We are the dream and the dreamers So begins this beautifully written story that celebrates the imagination of children at play. Complemented by Sally Morgan’s rich and colorful illustrations, the book is full of movement. It lends itself to interactive reading aloud with play-acting or actions. Ezekiel Kwaymullina is the coauthor of The Two-Hearted Numbat with Ambelin Kwaymullina and Sam’s Bush Journey with Sally Morgan and Bronwyn Bancroft. Sally Morgan has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. They are the authors of My Country. Picture Books/Fiction • 24 Pages • 9.25 x 8.75 12 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781922089700 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

THE LAST VIKING

The Last Viking Returns Norman Jorgensen Illustrations by James Foley A book about being the eldest child in the family, finding inner strength, and conquering fear Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior. And not much can scare a Viking. Not even bullies. But the two littlest Vikings are so fearless they think they’re invincible. When Pop takes the family to Viking World, the two littlest Vikings go berserk. Josh is in for one rocky ride as he discovers just how far he’ll go to keep them safe.

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Norman Jorgensen is the author of several children’s books and the recipient of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. James Foley is a former cartoonist for Australia’s Quokka newspaper. They are the author and illustrator of the first book in the series, The Last Viking. Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 11.75 x 9.25 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781925161151 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press


The Tobermory Cat Debi Gliori The delightful tale of a legendary feline Once upon a time, the little Hebridean village of Tobermory—off the west coast of Scotland on the isle of Mull—was fortunate to have among its citizens a very special ginger cat. Walking to the beat of his own drum, the Tobermory Cat rides in cars, drives big yellow diggers, and speaks to otters, making himself a legend in his own lifetime. This delightful book follows the famous cat’s exploits as he ventures to all kinds of places—from the top of the fish van to the Laird’s downstairs bathroom—to find the ideal spot for a snooze. Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books and children’s novels, including No Matter What, The Scariest Thing of All, Stormy Weather, and The Trouble with Dragons. She has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award twice as well as the Scottish Arts Council Award. She was the Shetland Islands’ first children’s writer-in-residence. Picture Books/Fiction • 32 Pages • 10.25 x 8.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Paperback Picture Book: 9781780271316 • April • $10.00 (Can $11.95) Hardcover Picture Book: 9781780270999 • Available • $16.00 (Can $17.00) Rights: US, Canada & China • Birlinn Ltd

I Know That! Maryanne Bester Illustrations by Shayle Bester Gaps the Cool Nguni takes his “know-it-all” companion, the cattle Egret, on a gentle journey of discovery Continuing the Bester sisters’ beloved Cool Nguni series, I Know That! follows Gaps, the Nguni calf, as he introduces his friend, the youngest cattle Egret, to the library. The little cattle Egret is anxious for Gaps to think of him as smart, and every chance he gets he claims to know almost everything about everything. But when Gaps shows him the exciting world of reading and books, the Egret discovers that there is so much more to get from learning than just shouting “I know that!” Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester are sisters who grew up on a free-state farm in South Africa. They are the cofounders of a decorative painters and illustrators business that specializes in children’s art called Storywalls. Their other books include The Cool Nguni, The Long Trousers, The Missing Ball, Three Friends and a Taxi, and Why Dog Is Afraid of Storms. Picture Books/Education Resource • 32 Pages • 11.5 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781431404919 • April • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand Jacana Media

Refilwe Zukiswa Wanner Illustrations by Tamsin Hinrichsen A take on the traditional German tale Rapunzel in a Southern African setting Zukiswa Wanner brings young readers a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel, with a uniquely South African twist. Refilwe is the story of the dreadlocked beauty who is stuck in a cave on top of a mountain awaiting her prince, Tumi. This take on the classic tale will have the children chanting, “Refilwe, Refilwe let down your locks . . . So I can climb the scraggy rocks!” Based on the original version but reimagined for African children, the tale is enriched with magical illustrations by Tamsin Hinrichsen that will keep all children entranced and foster in them a love of reading. Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and writer. She is the author of Maid in SA and Men of the South, which was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Tamsin Hinrichsen is a Cape Town-based illustrator of several local and international children’s books, including Madiba Magic, The Tale of Sun and Moon, and Ten Green Bottles. Picture Books/Classics • 32 Pages • 10.25 x 4.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781431400980 • April • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

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ALPHABET CITIES

C Is for Chicago Maria Kernahan Illustrations by Michael Schafbuch Locals and visitors alike will love the beautiful artwork of Chicago’s most popular icons A is for the Art Institute where the lions stand proud. They guard the precious art inside and welcome the crowd. B is for Chicago blues, the sound heard on the street. Jam with a harmonica and keep time with your feet. C is for Chicago, Second City and Third Coast. From the lakefront to the skyscrapers it’s a city with the most. And so the story goes. C Is for Chicago is a children’s book that explores the history and iconic places of Chicago with clever, whimsical rhymes that inspire the reader to discover the Windy City. It is made for the early-reader set, but the rhymes and illustrations will have all generations of Chicagoans and visitors to the city smiling. Maria Kernahan is the author of A Is for Aspen and B Is for Boston, as well as fiction for adults. She is a former copywriter for J. Walter Thompson. She lives in Winnetka, Illinois. Michael Schafbuch is an artist and illustrator who has worked on other books by Dry Climate Studios, including A Is for Aspen and B Is for Boston. He lives in Seattle. Board Books/Regional: Midwest • 24 Pages • 7 x 5 26 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K Board Book: 9780985642945 • Available • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Hardcover Picture Book: 9780985642938 • Available • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Rights: World • Dry Climate Studios

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ALPHABET CITIES

B Is for Boston Maria Kernahan Illustrations by Michael Schafbuch Locals and visitors alike will appreciate the beautiful artwork of Boston’s most popular icons

• Author tour to include Boston (April) With vivid, design-centric illustrations that and short whimsical rhymes, B Is for Boston shows off the iconic places and things of Boston. From the New England Aquarium to the Zakim Bridge, this alphabetical tour of the city includes locations such as Boston Harbor and the North End, as well as landmarks such as the Green Monster and Old Ironsides. Whether on a coffee table or on the nightstand, this large-format book is sure to make any resident or visitor smile. Maria Kernahan is the author of A Is for Aspen and C Is for Chicago, as well as fiction for adults. She is a former copywriter for J. Walter Thompson. She lives in Winnetka, Illinois. Michael Schafbuch is an artist and illustrator who has worked on other books by Dry Climate Studios, including A Is for Aspen and C Is for Chicago. He lives in Seattle. Picture Books/Regional: New England • 56 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780985642969 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Dry Climate Studios

ALPHABET STATES

T Is for Texas Maria Kernahan Illustrations by Michael Schafbuch Locals and visitors alike will appreciate the beautiful artwork of Texas’s most popular icons

• Author tour to include Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas There’s no place like the Lone Star State and T is for Texas celebrates everything that makes Texas stand apart from the rest. Colorful graphics and whimsical rhymes take readers through a tour of the great places and icons of Texas. From armadillos to the Texas Zoo, this alphabetical tour includes the best of Texas, including Friday night lights, Texas longhorns, ten-gallon hats, and the best BBQ on earth. Whether on a coffee table or on the nightstand, this large-format book is sure to make any resident or visitor smile. Maria Kernahan is the author of A Is for Aspen, B Is for Boston, and C Is for Chicago, as well as fiction for adults. She is a former copywriter for J. Walter Thompson. She lives in Winnetka, Illinois. Michael Schafbuch is an artist and illustrator who has worked on other books by Dry Climate Studios, including A Is for Aspen, B Is for Boston, and C Is for Chicago. He lives in Seattle. Picture Books/Regional: South • 56 Pages • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780990685876 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Dry Climate Studios

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MAX EXPLORES Reji Laberje Illustrations by Liza Fenech

• Co-op available Young readers can see the sights of various cities with Max, a loveable puppy, in this series of children’s books that emphasize learning with simple shapes and vibrant colors. Readers will follow Max on his busy day of sightseeing with stops at historic landmarks and lesser-known locations found in each city. Reji Laberje is the author of the Max Explores series, Cooper Ridge, The Tale Travelers, and The Wonder Kid. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Liza Fenech is an illustrator and a graphic and product designer. She is the illustrator of numerous books, including the Max Explores series, The Pinecone Legend, Which Is Mine?, and Which Is My Dinner? She lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

Max Explores the Beach

A young dog leads children on a fun-filled day at the beach

Max Explores the Beach follows Max on a busy day splashing in the ocean and playing in the sand, including fun activities that children will respond to while learning to develop their prelanguage skills. Board Books/Nature • 20 Pages • 7 x 5 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K 9781629371016 • June $9.95 (Can $10.95) Board Book Rights: World • Triumph Books

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MAX EXPLORES • Co-op available Each: Board Books • 20 Pages • 7 x 5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K $9.95 (Can $10.95) Board Book • Rights: World • Triumph Books

Max Explores Boston

An adorable dog leads children on a tour of Beantown

Created in partnership with the Boston Children’s Museum, this book includes a beautiful spread about the museum itself as well as the objects and sights to know in Boston. Regional: New England • 9781629371023 • August

Max Explores Seattle

A cuddly puppy leads children on a tour of the Emerald City

Beautiful page spreads featuring Seattle’s most popular destinations showcase Max’s day trip around town. Regional: West • 9781629371030 • August

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THREE COOL BOARD BOOKS Te Papa Press Each book in this series of books immerses young readers in works of art from New Zealand. Beautiful and interesting paintings, sculptures, photographs, and objects from New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, are featured, while fun and engaging text invites children to inspect each artwork closely for intriguing details. Te Papa Press is New Zealand’s unique museum publisher, creating popular, award-winning books about New Zealand’s art, culture, and natural world for museum visitors and readers everywhere. Each: Board Books • 6.25 x 6.25 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K April • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Board Book • Rights: US, Canada & Asia • Te Papa Press

My New Zealand 123 Book Learn to count—from one to one million!—with the amazing art and fun, rhyming text found in this colorful board book. 40 Pages • 9780987668875

My New Zealand ABC Book Learn the letters of the alphabet—from A is for Apples to Z is for Zip—with the art objects and engaging, rhyming text in this board book. 38 Pages • 9780987668882

My New Zealand Colours Book This fun and educational book helps young readers learn their colors, pairing artwork with lively text. 40 pages • 9780987668899

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Mimi and the Mountain Dragon Michael Morpurgo Illustrations by Helen Stephens A classic Christmas story from the author of War Horse and the illustrator of How to Hide a Lion As soon as the bells stop ringing, I’m going to carry you home to your mother, back up to the Mountain Dragon’s castle . . . In her castle lair, high in the mountains of Switzerland, lives a terrible dragon. In the village below lives a little girl called Mimi. When Mimi finds a baby dragon in the woodshed, she makes a brave decision that will bring joy and peace to the village forever. This heartwarming holiday adventure for the whole family is the perfect blend of magic, adventure, and Christmas cheer. Michael Morpurgo has written more than 40 books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, and the Children’s Book Award, and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His books include An Elephant in the Garden, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse. Helen Stephens is the author and illustrator of How to Hide a Lion. Picture Books/Seasonal • 48 Pages • 6.5 x 6.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781405269346 • August $9.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US • Egmont UK

Where’s Rudolph?

Find Rudolph and His Festive Helpers in 15 Fun-filled Puzzles Danielle James Illustrations by Dan Green The jingle of bells can mean only one thing: an adventure of a lifetime! This year Father Christmas has asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve, and he cannot wait! However, first Rudolph must help Father Christmas prepare for the big day, and there are plenty of tasks for him to do. He has to decorate the tree, visit the toy shop, wrap presents, and bake pies. Lucky for Rudolph he has some fantastic friends who can help him—but sometimes they can be very mischievous and hide from him. Rudolph will need your help to find them. You’ll have to be quick though, because Rudolph enjoys hide and seek so much he sometimes goes missing too! So what are you waiting for? Find Rudolph! Danielle James is a freelance writer. Dan Green is an illustrator whose designs cover a spectrum of media, from album artwork and logo design to children’s books. Seasonal • 46 Pages • 9 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–10 • Grades 2–5 9781784180164 • August • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake

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Papa Panov’s Special Day Ruben Saillens Retold by Mig Holder Illustrations by Julie Downing A classic holiday tale with warm and whimsical illustrations Originally written by French author Ruben Saillens and later retold by Leo Tolstoy, this endearing story has now acquired the status of a folk-tale. The heart-warming story of lonely shoemaker Papa Panov’s generosity reflects the true spirit of Christmas. In this edition, Mig Holder’s much loved text is complemented by charming illustrations capturing the changing mood of the story. Ruben Saillens (1855–1942) was a French musician, author, and pastor. Mig Holder is the author of several children’s books. Julie Downing is a children’s book illustrator whose portfolio ranges from picture books to children’s Bibles. Picture Books/Seasonal • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780745945644 • Available $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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TINY TOTS

Tiny Tots Christmas Lois Rock Illustrations by Kay Widdowson A bright, delightful story of the Nativity to share with tiny tots With splashes of color and friendly, smiling animals and people, this vibrant book is a great way to teach toddlers about the wonder of Christmas. The clear text is easy to read aloud and the swirly, bright art style will capture the attention of any young child, with lots of little details to spot. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Kay Widdowson is a children’s book illustrator whose books include Beep Beep, Clap Your Hands, and Enchanted Castle. They previously collaborated on Tiny Tots Bible. Religious/Seasonal • 32 Pages • 6.5 x 7 Four-color Interior • Ages 2–4 • Grades Pre-K to Pre-K 9780745964553 • August $8.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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Guess Who? Christmas A Flip-the-Flap Book

Christina Goodings Illustrations by Angela Muss Flip-the-flap to learn about the story of the first Christmas and guess who is hiding in this bright board book Learn about the story of the first Christmas with this bright flap book, ideal for toddlers who love a game of peek-a-boo! Discover 12 flip-the-flaps with different characters under each depicted in bright collage artwork. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Angela Muss is the illustrator of My Fantasy Pet Shop. They previously collaborated on Guess Who? Noah’s Ark.

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25 Crafts for Christmas Christina Goodings Illustrations by Samantha Meredith A craft for every day of Advent, or just to keep children entertained in the run up to Christmas Young crafters can make decorations, their own Christmas cards, and a variety of gift boxes and trimmings using simple materials and following just a few steps. Each activity is wonderfully simple with only a few steps to each craft and will give satisfying results in minutes—or hours can be whiled away with glittery embellishments. Crafts include festive paper holiday wreaths, felt elf boots, frosty forest greeting cards, many different tree ornaments, and a Christmas village with doilies for snowy roofs. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Samantha Meredith designs and illustrates children’s books, such as Busy Bees Easter, but her work has also included surface pattern design, greetings cards and gift wrap, craft projects, toy packaging, and branding for sushi and tea companies. Activity/Seasonal • 32 Pages • 8.25 x 11.7 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 9780745963877 • August $9.99 (Can $11.99) Saddle-Stitched Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Little Christmas Tree Andrea Skevington Illustrations by Lorna Hussey A charming story about a little fir tree with a special part to play on the night that Jesus is born “Deep in the forest, one dark night, it was so cold the stars were shivering in the sky . . .” A dark storm is brewing, and the woodland animals sense danger. The grand, proud trees, oak, sycamore, and birch, are determined to fight the storm wind. But the humble little fir tree knows that it is more important to shelter the frightened birds and animals. When the storm wreaks destruction, she alone is unharmed. And far away, that very night, a baby is born in a manger. The angels who herald the baby’s birth scatter shimmering stars as they pass the forest. On which tree do the stars rest? The little fir tree, the one who had shown love. This beautiful Christmas tale is told with exquisite pictures of the woodland animals, and sparkles on the page. Andrea Skevington is the author of The Lion Classic Bible, which won the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012. Lorna Hussey has been illustrating children’s books for more than 10 years. Religious/Seasonal • 32 Pages • 9 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745965796 (Replaces 9780745945880) • August $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

Hands-on Nativity Craft Book Christina Goodings Illustrations by Adrian Barclay Combine all the crafts in this book to create your very own Nativity scene The Nativity-themed craft activities in this collection include creating a background scene, the stable, the star, a range of characters and animals, baby Jesus in the manger, the wise men’s gifts, and angels. Not only do these crafts help you make a stable scene, some of the crafts can also be used to make stand-alone decorations and cards. There are also tips included to help make costumes for children’s plays—find out how to make a wise man’s crown, or a shepherd outfit. A section of the Christmas story is also told along with each craft. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Adrian Barclay is a children’s book illustrator. Religious/Activity • 24 Pages • 8.25 x 11.7 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780745964317 • August • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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MY VERY FIRST

My Very First Nativity Story Lois Rock Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe An adorable small format padded hardcover, perfect as a stocking stuffer “Ayliffe’s paper-cut illustrations are a charming match for the story, using as many animals and cheerful children as the narrative allows.” —Publishers Weekly on My Very First Easter Story The Nativity stories of Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men are simply retold alongside characteristic paper collage illustrations in this appealing hardback. Extracted from My Very First Christmas, this is a perfectly giftable format. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayers, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Alex Ayliffe is the illustrator for numerous books, including My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book. Religious/Seasonal • 48 Pages • 5.5 x 6.75 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745969114 • August $7.99 (Can $9.99) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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My Very First Nativity Play 9780745960852 $24.99 (Can $29.99) Hardcover Picture Book

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The Story of the Nativity Retold by Elena Pasquali Illustrations by Sophie Windham A traditional retelling of the story of the Nativity with beautiful illustrations It’s Christmas: time once again to travel to Bethlehem along with Mary and Joseph, shepherds and angels, and wise men whose path is lit by a star. There, in the stable, lies the infant Christ, born to bring God’s blessing to all the world. With gentle illustrations, this retelling of the Navity story is a book to treasure and read Christmas after Christmas. The Bible story is retold with echoes of the gospels and presented in a stylish cloth edition. Elena Pasquali is the author of numerous books, including Day Is Done, The Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories, The Lion Nursery Bible, and The Lion Book of Two-Minute Parables. Sophie Windham has illustrated many picture books and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Unicorns! Unicorns! Religious/Seasonal• 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 5 & Up • Grades K & Up 9780745963525 • August • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

Brother Egbert’s Christmas Steve Eggleton In the style of an illuminated manuscript, with calligraphy and illuminations throughout, this is a brand-new way of retelling the Christmas story Brother Egbert is a monk at Willingford Abbey. He spends most of his time copying out pages from the Bible in beautiful handwriting, but on Sunday afternoons he invites the children of Willingford to come and read the Bible stories he has written out especially for them. This is how Jake, the woodcarver’s son, learns the story of Jesus’ birth, the story that inspires Jake and his father as they make a new carving for the abbey church—and that carving inspires Brother Egbert to write this story. Presented in the style of an illuminated manuscript with calligraphy and highly colorful pictures interacting with the lettering, the book captures the spirit of one of Brother Egbert’s own manuscripts. Included in the back are instructions on how to make your very own illuminated manuscript. This beautiful hardback with gold foiling and linen quarter binding is a stunning and unique Christmas gift. Steve Eggleton is a sculptor who has become best known for his relief sculpture, which is strongly influenced by his love of medieval carving. Religious/Seasonal • 64 Pages • 6.5 x 8.25 Four-color Interior Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 9780745965482 • August $17.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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LION SPECIAL GIFT BIBLES Pat Alexander Illustrations by Leon Baxter A must-have collection of Bible stories for any young child, told in simple language and with beautiful illustrations Here are more than 60 Bible stories, specially chosen for young children: a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the Bible. With bright illustrations and simple, clearly laid out text, these retellings are ideal for beginner readers. These mini editions feature white or pink padded covers to make an ideal gift for the occasion or anniversary of a birth or Christening. Pat Alexander is the former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is also the compiler and author of many books ranging from Lion Handbook to the Bible to My First Bible. Leon Baxter was a life-long illustrator. Each: Religious • 480 Pages • 5 x 6 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 June • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Bible for Children Murray Watts Illustrations by Helen Cann Accessible, compelling text that speaks to today’s children, from a foremost reteller of the Bible “This superb retelling . . . smoothly weaves together a memorable, extensive narrative.” —School Library Journal “Marvelous stories to rival any edge-of-the-seat video.”  —Booklist

• Previous edition sold more than 150,000 copies in the United States The Bible for Children contains more than 200 Bible stories, retold by playwright and filmmaker Murray Watts and elegantly illustrated by beloved artist Helen Cann. The stories comprehensively cover key themes of the Bible; they are faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original Scripture. The imaginative style reflects the variety of the biblical text—riveting stories, reporting, poetry, history, letters. The Bible for Children is a visual delight, filled with illustrations that add meaning to the stories. The rich color and the exquisitely drawn faces and settings draw readers into the emotion and power of all that happens. This book for 7- to 12-year-olds has the design and drama of a modern classic. Murray Watts combines expert Bible knowledge with skillful storytelling to successfully reach today’s children. Helen Cann is the illustrator of Baboushka, A Child’s Book of Celtic Prayers, Prayers from the Bible, and Who Laid the Cornerstone of the World. Religious • 352 Pages • 7.9 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 9780745940465 (Replaces 9781561483624) • June • $17.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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My Story Time Bible

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The Lion Little Book of Bible Stories Elena Pasquali Illustrations by Nicola Smee The great stories of the Bible are wise and memorable. Here are 21 of the very best, retold in simple words and appealing pictures. This collection features 21 Bible stories shortened and retold for young readers, making it perfect for story time. There are stories from the Old and New Testaments and it included some best-loved parables. Each story is retold in a short but continuous narrative, with cute and lively illustrations. The playful element is enhanced by text that interacts with the pictures by means of join-in onomatopoeic labels and speech bubbles so that they are fun to share with children. Elena Pasquali worked for some years in children’s publishing before becoming an author. She is the author of several children’s books, including Day Is Done, The Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories, The Lion Nursery Bible, and The Lion Book of Two-Minuted Parables. Nicola Smee’s illustrations have been shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award and nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award. She is the author of numerous children’s books, including Funny Face, No Bed Without Ted, Splish! Splash!, and the Freddie series. Religious • 96 Pages • 6.5 x 7 Four-color Interior • Ages 2–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745964898 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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A Little Life of Jesus To Read and Treasure

Lois Rock Illustrations by Roger Langton A bright, fully illustrated book for young readers to learn about the life of Jesus through 12 important stories These 12 stories each have an introduction to link its meaning to the world of the child and a closing prayer to say or to ponder. The stories are: Jesus Is Born, Jesus Grows Up, Jesus’ Important Message (from the Sermon on the Mount), Jesus’ Special Prayer (Our Father), Jesus Shares a Picnic (the feeding of 5,000), Jesus Heals a Little Girl, Jesus and the Man Who Was Rescued (Zaccheus), Jesus and the Very Busy Sister (Mary and Martha), Jesus’ Story of the Lost Sheep, Jesus’ Story of the Kind Enemy (The Good Samaritan), Jesus All Alone (the crucifixion), and Jesus and the New Beginning (the resurrection). The volume also includes an introduction and glossary. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Roger Langton is the illustrator of Jesus’ Story of the Lost Sheep and My First Story Bible. Religious • 352 Pages • 4 x 5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780745965673 • April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Off the Wall Bible Tales Bob Hartman Illustrations by Woody Fox Bob Hartman, well-known for his storytelling talents, is tackling Bible stories again Following his popular Storyteller series and his Unauthorized Versions, Bob is retelling stories for a younger audience, but with the same mischievous slant that made the Unauthorized Versions so much fun. Lesser-known tales are collected together and packed with dialogue and funny details which are set off by Woody Fox’s jaunty line illustrations. Bob Hartman is the author of numerous children’s books, including The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The Lion Storyteller Easter Book, Noah’s Big Boat, and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff! He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Woody Fox has been an illustrator for 22 years, illustrating children’s books, card ranges and children’s clothing designs. He is the illustrator of the Alice & Megan series. Religious • 64 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • 18 Line Drawings • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9780745965567 • June • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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MY LOOK AND POINT Christina Goodings Illustrations by Annabel Hudson Christina Goodings and Annabel Hudson previously collaborated on Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, Lift-the-Flap Christmas Stories, and My Look and Point Bible. Each: Religious/Novelty • 16 Pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K April • $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

My Look and Point Story of Jesus

Who is Jesus? What did he do? With fun activities throughout, young children can use the stickers in the book to tell his story.

Learn the story of Jesus, which is told through five double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson’s cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books. 9780745965390

My Look and Point In the Beginning Use the stickers to tell the story of Creation!

Who made this wonderful world and everything in it? Learn the story of Creation, which is told through five double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson’s cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books. 9780745965406

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Stories of the Saints Margaret McAllister Illustrations by Alida Massari This compilation of stories about popular saints is a perfect introduction for young readers to learn about their extraordinary lives “You are like light for the whole world,” Jesus told his followers. “When people see the good things you do, they will praise God.” In the Christian tradition, saints are remembered as shining examples of their faith. Their stories reveal them to be ordinary people who are extraordinarily transformed. Saints profiled include: Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Saint Patrick, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Saints Francis and Clare, Saint Martin de Porres, Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, Padre Pio, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, and Saint Josephine Bakhita. Margaret McAllister is an experienced author for children, first published in 1997. She has written a number of books for leading publishers, and has been shortlisted for the Ottakar’s Children’s Book Prize. She specializes in historical fiction. Alida Massari is an award-winning artist. Religious • 48 Pages • 8.5 x 10.25 Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9780745964454 • April $17.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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A Treasury of Wisdom Mary Joslin An enduring keepsake gift for a child that will appeal throughout childhood Just as the boats on the cover are guided safely into harbor by the lighthouse, this book offers advice and solace from turbulent times to its reader. A compendium of some of the greatest passages from the Bible and the heritage of the Christian faith, the book is arranged by themes, making it easy to find the right passage to suit at any time. The themes included are: wisdom, virtue, riches, self-control, life of faith, justice, love, forgiveness, hope, thankfulness, pilgrimage, and inner peace. A perfect gift for a child or adult, this collection is beautifully presented with linen binding, dust jacket, and ribbon marker. Mary Joslin is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, On That Christmas Night, The Story of the Cross, and A Treasury of Prayers. Religious • 224 Pages • 4 x 6 • Ages 7–12 • Grades 2–7 9780745965185 • April • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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Saint Francis

The Good Man of Assisi Mary Joslin Illustrations by Alison Wisenfeld The inspiring story of the love and compassion of St. Francis Long ago, in the busy little town of Assisi, a wealthy merchant and his wife had a baby boy: Francis. They gave their son all the good things that money could buy. But when Francis was a young man, he had a dream telling him to work for God—to follow the example of Jesus in loving those who were unloved, and giving everything he had to serve others. Francis’ life touched the hearts of many in his own lifetime. Even the wild birds and animals seemed to listen to what he had to say about God, their Maker. For hundreds of years, the story of this good man of Assisi has brought hope and encouragement to all those who long to know gentleness and love in the world. Mary Joslin is the author of a number of books on spirituality, including The Goodbye Boat, The Minstrel’s Tale, and The Tale of the Heaven Tree. Alison Wisenfeld is an illustrator whose works have won widespread acclaim, from the prize-winning The Tree through Spider Watching to Best-Loved Prayers; The Good Man of Assisi; and Mary, Mother of Jesus. Religious • 32 Pages • 5.5 x 6.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 9780745964928 • April $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Lion Children’s

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Wet Hen

A Short Vowel Adventure Molly Coxe The phonics focus of this book helps teachers looking for materials to fit specific lesson plans, but the stories never feel “educational”

• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.8 million copies Hen is wet. Hen’s eggs are wet. “Help!” says Hen. “I can help!” says Hen’s friend, Ben. In the third Short Vowel Adventure from Brave Mouse Books, Hen and her eggs are off on a wild, wet adventure, even though Hen is not the adventuresome sort. She would prefer to sit quietly in a warm dry spot until her chicks arrive. Luckily, she has a true friend in Ben, who responds to every new challenge with kindness and creativity. This is spring story, full of hope, humor, and the promise of new beginnings. Two “Story Starters” follow the text: fun, open-ended questions that can be used as jumping off places for oral and written storytelling. Molly Coxe is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books include Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue, Big Egg, Cat Traps, The Great Snake Escape, Hot Dog, Princess Pig, R Is for Radish, and Rat Attack. Her awards include a Children’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, and her early-reader titles were Children’s Book of the Month Club selections. She is the creative director of Brave Mouse Books. She lives in Ojai, California. Fiction/Education Resource • 40 Pages • 6 x 9 20 Color Photos, Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781940947303 • April • $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper Rights: World • Brave Mouse Books

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EARLY READER Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Each: Fiction • 64 Pages • 5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 May • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orion Children’s Books

A Lion in the Meadow Margaret Mahy Illustrations by Jenny Williams A new Early Reader edition of this classic story from the hugely popular and award-winning Margaret Mahy When the little boy tells his mother he has seen a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow, she decides to make up a story for him too and gives him a matchbox with a tiny dragon inside. Margaret Mahy (1936–2012) was the author of more than 100 picture books and 40 novels. Her children’s books are internationally known and have been translated into more than 10 languages. She won the Carnegie Medal twice, and won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Jenny Williams is a children’s illustrator. 9781444009262

The Little Nut Tree Sally Gardner An Early Reader edition of a picture book based on the nursery rhyme “The Little Nut Tree” “Gardner takes a traditional nonsense rhyme and spins it into a full-blown story in this effervescent picture book. . . . Brimming with historical detail, this gentle period piece strikes just the right balance between the fanciful and the realistic.” —Publishers Weekly For her birthday, one lucky little girl was sent a little nut tree. It was very special and everyone wanted to see it, even a princess. Sally Gardner is the author of many children’s titles, including I, Coriander; The Red Necklace; and Operation Bunny. She has been awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Award. 9781444010275

The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate Margaret Mahy Illustrations by Margaret Chamberlain A new Early Reader edition of this hilarious pirate story from the hugely popular and award-winning Margaret Mahy Sam has an ordinary life—but his mother used to be a pirate! One day at breakfast, they decide to go to sea, and an amazing adventure begins. Margaret Mahy (1936–2012) was the author of more than 100 picture books and 40 novels. Her children’s books are internationally known and have been translated into more than 10 languages. She won the Carnegie Medal twice, and won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Margaret Chamberlain is a children’s illustrator who also collaborated with Mahy on Boom, Baby, Boom Boom! 9781444009255

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CARAMEL TREE READERS STARTER LEVEL Mariam Seedat and Frances Ulrich

• $50,000 series marketing budget The Caramel Tree Readers Starter Level is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 3 to 5. They are 50 to 100 words in length and focus on phonics and learning the alphabet. Mariam Seedat and Frances Ulrich have cowritten more than 20 books for Caramel Tree’s Starter Level focusing on basic phonics and key sounds. Mariam Seedat lives in Vancouver. Frances Ulrich lives in Seattle. Each: Fiction/Education Resource • 32 Pages • 7 x 9.5 • 10 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • May • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

The Blue Brook Bruce is a blue fish who lives in the blue brook and likes blueberries and blowing bubbles. How can he hide from the blackbird? This phonics practice story highlights the consonant clusters “bl” and “br.” 9788966293858

Carl the Worm Carl the worm lives on a farm. He crawls to the barn and sees a horse eating corn. A bird tries to get Carl but the horse gets in the way. This phonics practice story focuses on sounds made by combining a vowel with the letter “r.” 9788966293926

The Frog and the Fly Freddy the frog has a friend, Flynn the fly. When Flynn is frozen, Freddy helps Flynn get free to fly again. This phonics practice story highlights consonant clusters “fl” and “fr.” 9788966293872

Moose and Sheep Cook and Eat Moose is a good cook, and Sheep is a sleepy sheep. Where is Sheep when Moose needs help to cook? This phonics practice story focuses on long vowel sounds. 9788966293919

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 1 • $50,000 series marketing budget The Caramel Tree Readers Level 1 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 5 to 7. It consists of picture books with approximately 200 words relating to key themes to help students learn vocabulary. Each: Fiction/Education Resource • 40 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

The Angry Foods Travis Baker Many foods are arguing about which food is the best. When they are all put into a pot to make soup, they have an unexpected answer. The story provides vocabulary practice for different foods as well as adjectives to describe taste. 9781926484044 • July

Aunt Flo’s House Billie Huban Olive and Peter visit Aunt Flo’s house. They are curious about Boo. The odd situations in the story help young readers to practice verbs around the house as they search for the answer to who Boo is. 9781926484013 • April

The Great Animal Race Travis Baker Many animals take part in a race in which each runs, hops, or jumps its way quickly to its home—except the turtle, who carries his home on its back! This story provides vocabulary for verbs as well as animals and their homes. 9781926484006 • April

Judy’s Big Problem Travis Baker Judy the zookeeper has a big problem, so she goes to the hospital for help. Students can join the doctor in the guessing game as they list various ailments and symptoms until, eventually, Judy’s big problem is very clear. 9781926484037 • June

The Working Months Travis Baker For every holiday, there is a hardworking character who has great responsibilities. In this story, these colorful characters introduce different holidays and celebrations throughout the year as children learn the calendar months. 9781926484020 • May

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 3 • $50,000 series marketing budget The Caramel Tree Readers Level 3 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9. It offers a long list of new, original stories with approximately 1,000 words. Each: Fiction/Education Resource • 40 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

The Day David Wasn’t There Linda Rae Apolzon One morning, David wakes up to find himself invisible. As David goes about his day, he realizes that it’s not so easy being invisible. How can David get through the day without being completely ignored? David must find clever ways to make people notice him. 9780993897221 • May

How the Moon Is Made of Cheese Mariam Seedat This story is about Edna, a calm milk cow, and her friend, Morris, the field mouse who loves cheese. Together they embark on an adventure that takes them all the way to the moon, just so Morris can prove that the moon is made of cheese. 9780993897214 • April

The Legend of Rip Van Winkle Melanie Jackson It’s the Wild West and Rip Van Winkle wants no part of it. He just wants to hide from his nagging mother and take naps under the yucca tree. Then Sheriff Wyatt Earp asks Rip to help deal with the lawless Clantons. Lazy Rip surprises himself—and the Clantons, too! 9780993897245 • July

No More Mr. Dawdle Cynthia Kennedy Henzel Simon always dawdles and cannot be trusted to get ready for the school bus on time. So the neighbor, Mrs. Crump, watches over him and makes him eat oatmeal for breakfast. Simon hates oatmeal! He assures his mother he can prepare for school himself, and she agrees to give him a chance. Will Simon succeed? 9780993897238 • April

The Turkeys Who Learned to Speak Moo Billie Huban The turkeys are horrified when they learn that they will be taken away one by one. A smart turkey called Samson devises a plan to make the turkeys as special as the cows, who are allowed to roam free; the turkeys must learn to speak Moo. Will the plan work? 9780993897207 • June

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 5 • $50,000 series marketing budget The Caramel Tree Readers Level 5 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 9 to 12. With approximately 4,000 words each, the stories provide students the opportunity to expand their reading skills by witnessing character development and more complex plots. Each: Fiction/Education Resource • 44 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

The Game Beryl Young Louise learns a guessing game from her best friend, Elizabeth, and she promises never to share it with anyone. But when Elizabeth stops coming to school to undergo chemotherapy for leukemia, Louise tells her new friend about the game. After months of treatment, Elizabeth returns to school and Louise’s loyalty is tested. 9780993897276 • May

How to Make Money When You’re Twelve Jacqueline Pearce Roy’s parents can’t buy a new computer until school starts, but by then, Roy thinks he will die of boredom. He decides to make some money so he can buy a hand-held gaming device to help him get through the summer. But making money when you’re 12 is not that easy, nor is it always the best way to spend the summer. 9780993897290 • July

Marcus Danton’s History Mystery Phil Schroeder Marcus Danton has been living in Paris for three months and cannot settle into his new school because he thinks history classes are boring. After a mysterious phone call, his father leaves unexpectedly and Marcus embarks on a thrilling chase through famous Parisian landmarks to solve a history mystery and find his father. 9780993897252 • April

The Striker Crystal J. Stranaghan Everyone on the soccer team avoids Jenny because she can hardly kick a ball without falling. No one passes her the ball, and she almost feels like she is not part of the team. She must find a way to improve her skills and to prove that she can be a great team player, but she must also keep true to herself. 9780993897269 • April

Unglued Cynthia Kennedy Henzel Brad has accidentally glued his book to the top of his desk. The teacher will be furious if she finds out! His friends try to help but every attempt to fix the problem makes it worse. Then, he thinks of the perfect plan. Blame someone else! How can that go wrong? 9780993897283 • June

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CARAMEL TREE READERS STORYBOOK SETS Edited by F. I. Laher

• $50,000 series marketing budget F. I. Laher is a senior editor at Caramel Tree Readers and academic director at JLS Academy. He lives in Vancouver. Each: Fiction/Education Resource • 1 Pages • 7 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior July • $22.99 (Can $27.99) Paper • Rights: World X Asia • Caramel Tree Readers

Starter Level Storybook Set 1B The Starter Level Storybook Set 1B contains five phonics storybooks and an audio CD featuring theme songs for each story: The Blue Brook, Carl the Worm, The Frog and the Fly, Moose and Sheep Cook and Eat, and Stella the Smart Snail. Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K •9781926484051

Level 1 Storybook Set 1C The Level 1 Storybook Set 1C contains five storybooks: The Angry Foods; Aunt Flo’s House; The Great Animal Race; Judy’s Big Problem; and The Working Months. Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781926484068

Level 3 Storybook Set 3C The Level 3 Storybook Set 3C contains five storybooks: The Day David Wasn’t There; How the Moon Is Made of Cheese; The Legend of Rip Van Winkle; No More Mr. Dawdle; and The Turkeys Who Learned to Speak Moo. Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781926484075

Level 5 Storybook Set 5C The Level 5 Storybook Set 5C contains five storybooks: Marcus Danton’s History Mystery; The Striker; The Game; Unglued; and How to Make Money When You’re 12. Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • 9781926484082

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TASHI SERIES

Tashi and the Wicked Magician And Other Stories

Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg Illustrations by Kim Gamble Follow Tashi and his friend Jack on four new adventures of mystery and magic! Each story features a full-page color illustration. “Great, imaginative fun.” —Bookloons on Tashi and the Haunted House Tashi is bold and clever, and tells the best stories! There’s a Magnificent Magician with a greedy plan, a haunted house about to go up in flames, ruthless ruffians after a rare orchid, and a quest for the bravest person in the land to face the fire-breathing Red Whiskered Dragon. Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, and Kim Gamble are the cocreators of the Tashi series. Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble also previously collaborated on the Minton Goes! series. Fiction • 92 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • 4 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781743315088 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Figaro and Rumba and the Cool Cats Anna Fienberg Illustrations by Stephen Michael King From the author of the Tashi series comes another exciting adventure starring the irrepressible Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba, and the Cool Cats from the café “Figaro is eager and excitable, stumbling into adventures and misadventures, while Rumba is sure and steady with a love of music . . . a great stepping stone for young readers moving from picture books and early readers to junior novels.” —Kids-bookreview.com on Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe Figaro and Rumba are old friends. And their new friends are the cats who run the Cool Cats Cafe. Customers come from everywhere to try their chicken empanadas, and to swoon beneath the spell of their singing and steel guitars. But the Cool Cats top singer can’t rehearse while Figaro is howling out of tune. Anyway, Figaro would rather be exploring than singing, and Dora, the little ginger cat, has the keys to the singer’s classic Catmobile! Figaro had thought he’d seen a monster in the car, but when he sniffed inside he could only smell polish, leather, and fish . . . so off they go! Vroom, vroom, vroo-oo-ooom! Anna Fienberg is the author of more than 20 children’s books, including the Tashi series, the Minton series, and The Hottest Boy Who Ever Lived. Stephen Michael King is the author of Leaf, Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat; Mutt Dog!; and has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Piglet and Papa and Wacky Families. Fiction • 96 Pages • 9 x 10.5 90 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781743313497 • April • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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THE CRYPTIC CASEBOOK OF COCO CARLOMAGNO AND ALBERTA Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrations by Terry Denton Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes, and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea pig detectives—Coco Carlomango, the easily startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta. Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of books for older readers. Her previous novels include Abyssinia, The Red Shoe, Theodora’s Gift, and the 2012 CBCA short-listed The Golden Day. Terry Denton has written and illustrated many books. Each: Fiction/Mystery • 5 x 8 • 65 B/W Illustrations • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The Perplexing Pineapple

Can Coco and Alberta solve the mystery? The first in a new chapter book series featuring two mystery solving guinea pigs.

Buenos Aires’ Chief of Police, Coco Carlomagno, is sure his office high in the Obelisco is haunted. Every day at the same time he sees a floating pineapple and every day he hears a terrible noise. What could it mean? Who could it be? There’s only one guinea pig Coco can turn to to help him in his hour of need: his logic-loving cousin Alberta. Can Alberta help him unravel the mysteries of the perplexing pineapple? 84 Pages • 9781743312575 • May

The Looming Lamplight

The second in the series featuring the guinea pig detective and his sleuthing cousin

Coco Carlomagno, the well-respected (if somewhat easily startled) Chief of Police, has run into an unusually difficult problem. From his office high in the Obelisco, Buenos Aires’ tallest building, he can see a light turn on and off. Could it be a message? How can he possibly decode it? In desperation he once again calls on his clever cousin Alberta to help him solve the puzzle of the looming lamplight. 96 Pages • 9781743312599 • July

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THE OLYMPUSS GAMES Robin Price Illustrations by Chris Watson “Cat-tastic!” —London Evening Standard “This witty Roman romp is history with cattitude.”  —Junior Magazine (Scholastic) “An exciting series . . . thrillers that you can’t put down ‘til you’ve read the whole thing!”  —Journal of Classics Teaching Robin Price is the author of the Beowuff series, the Spartapuss series, and the graphic novel London Deep, which was chosen as a Recommended Read for World Book Day 2011. He is a former editor for BBC Online and Foxkids.co.uk, and co-wrote musical versions of Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo and the Olivier-nominated Room on the Broom. Chris Watson is an artist who has worked on many illustrated books, including the Beowuff series. Each: Fiction/History • 96 Pages • 5 x 7 • 15 Color Illustrations • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

Son of Spartapuss

Unlock the exciting world of ancient Rome with the Son of Spartapuss

Set in an alternate ancient Greece and Rome, the world is ruled by cats, and people have never existed. Join the Son of Spartapuss and his fiery friend Furia as they battle their way from gladiator school to the Olympuss Games. Packed with fun historical facts, this first part of the four-book series is a purrfect way to bring history alive for early readers! 9781906132811 • April

Eye of the Cyclaw

Join the Son of Spartapuss and Furia on their second adventure in an ancient Greece and Rome ruled by cats

The Olympuss Games is set in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, in a world ruled by cats. The Son of Spartapuss (S.O.S.) learns that his friend Furia is on a secret quest. Meanwhile, the try-outs for The Olympuss Games begin. In order to win their places, S.O.S. and Furia must defeat the gladiator known as the Cyclaw. 9781906132835 • June

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ROMAN BRIT Shoo Rayner Roman Britain comes alive for the younger generation in a hilarious and fun new series. Shoo Rayner is the author of the Olympia series. Each: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • $13.99 (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Grizzly Gladiator The circus is in town and Brit can’t wait to see the Dancing Bear. But the bear is miserable and doesn’t want to dance, and the furious crowd chases him away. Can Brit find the bear and cheer him up before he is hunted down by horrid Drucilla and her angry mob? 9781408334546 • April

Ballistic Logistic The Legion want to build a road to transport their giant catapult. But the road will go right through Brit’s barn, which is full of food for his flocks! Then the soldiers start firing at the sheep. Can Brit save his beloved animals and their food for the winter? 9781408334492 • April

Stinkius Maximus It’s the smelliest winter Brit can remember—the heating is broken, and the toilets have frozen solid! Will Brit have to crawl into the icy, rank sewer, or can his BIG new friend help him fix the heating system? 9781408334461 • May

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ROMAN BRIT Each: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • $13.99 (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Boar Wars It’s harvest time and everyone is working hard gathering crops. Brit and his friends head to the orchard, where they meet the great wild boar, Gargantua. Can the Legion rescue them in time before they end up as boar food? 9781408334560 • May

Fighting Forum Gladiators arrive at Fort Finis Terrae and put on a thrilling show. Brit gets tricked by Druscilla into fighting Brutus, the boss’s son. He knows he mustn’t win, but he also doesn’t want to lose. With the help of a new young gladiator, Brit learns some unexpected fighting tricks. 9781408334621 • June

Dead Heat It’s a boiling hot summer in Fort Finis Terrae. The locals are getting restless, and demand a sacrifice to try and end the drought. Will Brit and Festus be forced to give up their new best friend Romeo the rabbit? 9781408334652 • June

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MACMILLAN CLASSICS Ursula Moray Williams Ursula Moray Williams is best known for her children’s story Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, which was named as one of Time magazine’s Books of the Year. She is also the author of Bogwoppit, Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat, and Spid. Each: Classics • 5 x 8 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 May • $16.99 (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse Illustrations by Joyce Lankester Brisley Foreword by Vivian French This gloriously illustrated hardcover edition of Ursula Moray Williams’ classic tale is a truly special gift to treasure When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he’s working in a coal mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates, or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master. Joyce Lankester Brisley is the author of the Milly-Molly-Mandy stories. An accomplished artist and writer, she designed posters and book jackets as well as illustrated the work of other authors. Vivian French is an actor, storyteller, and the author of many children’s titles, including the Sparkle Street series, the Tiara Club series, the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series. 256 Pages • 45 B/W Illustrations • 9781447273042

Gobbolino

The Witch’s Cat Illustrations by Catherine Rayner Foreword by Joan Aiken The children’s classic tale of a witch’s cat trying to live a normal life is presented in a new edition with beautiful illustrations and a foreword by Joan Aiken With his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, but that’s just what the witch’s kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch’s brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Gobbolino has been delighting readers since 1942. With glorious illustrations and a new foreword, this hardcover edition is a truly special gift to treasure. Catherine Rayner was selected as one of the 10 Best New Illustrators for Booktrust’s Big Picture Campaign, and won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet. Joan Aiken is a children’s author best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. She is the recipient of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, a runner-up for the Carnegie Medal, and won an Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1972 for Night Fall. She is the author of Arabel’s Raven, Black Hearts in Battersea, and Midnight Is a Place. 244 Pages • 15 B/W Illustrations • 9781447273035

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MACMILLAN CLASSICS Each: Classics • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • May • $16.99 (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling and W. H. Drake Foreword by Ben Fogle A new edition of Rudyard Kipling’s classic moral tales of the Indian jungle, complete with the original illustrations This collection of animal stories are wonderfully told, and interweave moral lessons with classic tales. They include the stories of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle; Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a brave mongoose; and Toomai of the Elephants, the story of a young elephant handler. Gloriously illustrated with the original line artwork, this beautiful hardcover edition of classic tales, first published in 1894, is a truly special gift to treasure. Rudyard Kipling was a short story writer, novelist, and poet, and the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He is the author of Just So Stories, Kim, and The Man Who Would be King. J. Lockwood Kipling was an illustrator and Rudyard Kipling’s father. W. H. Drake was an illustrator. Ben Fogle is a British adventurer, writer, and broadcaster. He is the author of The Accidental Adventurer, Offshore, and The Teatime Islands. 27 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781447273073

The Teddy Robinson Storybook Joan G. Robinson Foreword by Deborah Sheppard A heartwarming collection of the classic adventures of Teddy Robinson, the best friend any child could ever need A friendly, free-and-easy bear, A cosy, jolly, teasy bear Is always welcome everywhere. Fair and furry, fat and free, That’s the kind of bear to be. Like Me! Join Teddy Robinson as he has a birthday party, goes to hospital, and plays at the seaside. He’s sometimes rather shy and sometimes a bit of a show-off—but with his love of rhymes and his great imagination, Teddy Robinson is the best friend any child could have. Teddy Robinson has been enchanting readers since his first appearance in 1953. Gloriously illustrated with the author’s original line drawings, this beautiful hardcover edition is a truly special gift to treasure. Joan G. Robinson is best known for her most enduring character, Teddy Robinson, who first appeared in 1953. She is the author of Charley, Mary-Mary, and When Marnie Was There. Deborah Sheppard is Joan G. Robinson’s daughter. 70 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781447273059

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Badudu Stories May L. O’Brien Illustrations by Angela Leaney This is the ideal book for encouraging children to have compassion for those who are learning the customs of another country or place. What is it like when an Aboriginal child moves from a remote community into a mainstream school? Written from the child’s perspective, these true stories raise awareness about learning English as a second language. May L. O’Brien is the national Indigenous English literacy and numeracy strategy ambassador for the department of education, science, and training, and a patron of the Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council’s “Dare to Lead: Taking It On” project. Angela Leaney is a professional illustrator. She has illustrated other children’s books by May O’Brien, including Bawoo Stories, How Crows Became Black, The Kangaroos Who Wanted to Be People, Smartie Pants, and Too Big for Your Boots. Fiction • 80 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781922089823 • April • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

WAARDA SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS

Lucky Thamu Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and Jaylon Tucker This series explores the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling “Strong storylines and unique cultural insights make these books successful additions to the Waarda series.” —Junior Bookseller+Publisher During the school holiday, for the first time, Eli is going by himself to visit his grandfather, Thamu to go camping and prospecting. Eli loves being with Thamu, listening to his stories and learning about the country. Thamu knows lots about everything—but does Thamu know where to find gold, and will Eli will strike it lucky? Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is the director of Pindi Pindi, the National Research Centre for Aboriginal Children, Families, and Community. She is the author of Barlay! and belongs to three groups of the Noongar people: Wadjuk (Swan River), Balladong (Wheatbelt), and Yued (Moora). Jaylon Tucker is an illustrator and identifies as a Wongi-Noongar. Fiction/Education Resource • 48 Pages • 4.25 x 7.25 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781925161304 • April • $7.00 (Can $7.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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A Cyclone Is Coming

The Great Cold

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CREATIVE GIRLS ENCHANTED ADVENTURES SERIES Jan Fields

• Co-op available The Creative Girls Enchanted Adventures series follows six girls who accidentally open a secret door into a magical world and discover that each has a unique magical power tied to her creative talents and imagination. An irresistible mix of crafts, magic, adventure, and wit, the books in this series show how every girl is creative in her own special way. Jan Fields is the author of numerous books, including many books in the popular Annie’s Attic Mysteries series and the Annie’s Quilted Mysteries series. Her short fiction and articles have appeared in a variety of magazine publications. She lives in Ledyard, Connecticut. Each: Fiction • 5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • $5.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Annies

Wellspring of Magic

The princesses of the Six Kingdoms must join forces to save the Realm and save any chance of ever returning home

The Six Kingdoms are in ruin thanks to the evil force that has drained nearly all of the power from the Wellspring of Magic. Eleven-year-old Rachel and her friends must work together and use their creative abilities to channel powers they never knew they had in order to fight the dark forces threatening to destroy the Realm. Their adventure will bring them face-to-face with gigantic grizzly bears claiming to be their protectors, green-skinned fairy folks, a scaly river dragon, vampire spiders, and killer plants—things none of the girls expected to face during their summer break. Can they master their new powers in time to save their kingdoms and turn back the dark forces that want to trap them in the Realm forever? 128 Pages • 9781573674638 • April

The Emerald Dragon

Kaida and her crafty friends haven’t quite mastered those newfound powers, which lands them in a just bit of trouble

The girls have been invited back to the Realm for a celebration in their honor, during which they will exchange a gift with a representative from each of their kingdoms. Kaida brings a dazzling, hand-stitched image of a dragon to present to her people, but as soon as she enters the Realm, the fearsome dragon’s wings begin to flutter as he comes to life and escapes the picture. The dragon kidnaps Kaida and whisks her away to his lair. Now her friends must make the dangerous journey through the Guarded Forest, across the perilous Living Waters filled with magical sea creatures, and to the treacherous Mountains of the Frozen Sky to save her. Can they reach Kaida before the miserable dragon puts her in an eternal slumber? 104 Pages • 9781573674676 • May

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SWORD GIRL Frances Watts Illustrations by Gregory Rogers From award-winning author Frances Watt and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Gregory Rogers, this fun and exciting series introduces Tommy—a feisty kitchen hand who longs to be a knight. Accessible and humorous text coupled with charming illustration in every chapter make this an ideal series for newly independent readers. Each book is a standalone story, so kids are free to read them in any order. Frances Watts is the author of Kisses for Daddy and The Secret of the Ginger Mice. Gregory Rogers (1957–2013) was the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. His first wordless picture book The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard was selected as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Picture Books of 2004 by the New York Times. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The Secret of the Swords

The first title in the Sword Girl series featuring the feisty Tommy

When Tommy is made Flamant Castle’s Keeper of the Blades, it seems her dreams of being a knight might come true. But then a valuable sword is stolen from the sword chamber. Can a surprising secret and an extra-special group of friends help her find it? Or will she be sent back to the kitchen in disgrace? 96 Pages • 9781742377285 • April

The Poison Plot

The second adventure featuring the feisty Tommy

Sir Walter is holding a banquet at Flamant Castle—but Tommy overhears one of the castle’s enemies plotting to poison him. Unless she can foil the plot, Flamant will be at war! Can an unusual cure for a cold possibly save the day? 108 Pages • 9781742377926 • April

Tournament Trouble

The third adventure in the Sword Girl series

Flamant Castle is having a tournament! But when one of the squires is injured during practice, Sir Benedict asks Tommy to take his place. He even offers her one of his own horses to ride. It’s a dream come true for Tommy. There’s just one problem: she has never ridden a horse before—and every time she tries to ride Bess, the horse throws her off! Time is running out. How will Tommy be able to compete? 132 Pages • 9781742379890 • May

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SWORD GIRL Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The Siege Scare

Feisty Tommy’s fourth adventure

When Sir Walter, Sir Benedict, and the other knights go to nearby Roses Castle for a tournament, the enemy knights from Malice attack Flamant. The castle is surrounded and there’s no way out! With the help of her friends, Tommy devises a daring plan. Can she save Flamant Castle before it’s too late? 108 Pages • 9781742379906 • May

The Terrible Trickster

Tommy’s fifth adventure in the Sword Girl series

Someone is playing tricks at Flamant Castle. At first they seem funny, but Sir Benedict is not amused. He thinks the trickster is Tommy—and unless the tricks stop, he will send her away from the castle! Can Tommy find out who the real trickster is before she is banished forever? 126 Pages • 9781743313213 • June

Pigeon Problems

The sixth adventure for Tommy in the Sword Girl series

It’s Lady Beatrix’s birthday, and Sir Walter is planning a celebration at Flamant Castle. There will be games and competitions and a big surprise party. Everyone at the castle is excited . . . except the pigeon. But the pigeon is needed for a very special job—and when he goes missing, Sir Walter’s plans will be ruined. Can Tommy find her friend and save the celebrations? 124 Pages • 9781743313220 • June

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PETTICOAT PIRATES Erica-Jane Waters Packed full of magical, girly adventures, this new series from the illustrator of Candy Fairies features a gang of pirates who need to rely as much on their friendship as their piratical skills to solve mysteries and to discover the secrets of the deep. There is a fun activity section at the back of each book including things such as “How to Speak Like a Petticoat Pirate” and “Make Your Own Eye-Patch.” Erica-Jane Waters is the illustrator of the Candy Fairies series, which includes Chocolate Dreams, Heart to Heart, and Rainbow Swirl. Each: Fiction • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • 35 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Little, Brown Young Readers

The Mermaids of Starfish Reef

With heart-shaped eye patches, magical skills, and mermaid friends, Marina, Aqua, and Oceana are pirates as you’ve never seen them before—welcome to the world of the Petticoat Pirates

Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates! Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventure. One day, three beautiful mermaids come to the lagoon to ask for help. A creature of the deep has come and set loose all the sea snails on their mer-farm, leaving behind nothing but a shiny scale. Can the Petticoat Pirates discover what happened and bring the sea snails back safely? One thing’s for sure, they’ll need all their pirate skills to solve this mystery. 9781907411960 • April

The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully

The second Petticoat Pirates tale—full of magical, girly adventure

When the other pirates of the Lagoon are struck by a mysterious curse, the girls must travel in search of sea fairies to find a cure. But to get there they’ll have to face one of their greatest fears and steer their ship straight into a whirlpool! Can they be brave enough to save their friends? 9781907411977 • June

The Sea Horses of Scallop Bay

The third Petticoat Pirates story sees the girls visit Scallop Bay: the home of their friends the seahorses

It’s time for the annual Sea Horse Gala and Marina is very excited to be taking part. But when a shoal of stinging jellyfish turn up at the arena, it looks like it will have to be canceled! Can the girls find out where the jellyfish came from before all the fun is ruined? 9781907411984 • August

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FRIENDS Julia Jarman Illustrations by Kate Pankhurst Julia Jarman is the author of more than 80 children’s books, including Big Red Tub, the Time-Travelling Cat series, and Tooth Fairy in Trouble. Each: Fiction • 5 x 7.5 • 70 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 $6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Andersen Press

Make Friends, Break Friends

The first in a fun new series about girls’ friendships “Young girls will find much to recognize in the dynamic of the characters’ relationships.”  —Books for Keeps

“Surely I can get my two best friends to like each other?” thought Daisy. Daisy has two best friends, Phoebe and Erika, but they don’t get along. Erika thinks Phoebe’s feeble, and Phoebe thinks Erika’s a bully. Daisy has a plan to get her two best friends to like each other, but suddenly everyone is against her! So what happens when the three girls have to spend a night together in a spooky old mill? 96 Pages • 9781849395090 • April

A Friend in Need!

When popular Erika is being bullied, she doesn’t know who to tell, in the second entry in this series about friendship

Erika is good at sports—actually she’s good at everything—and she has lots of friends. But her two best friends Daisy and Phoebe are worried about her. She seems really quiet and is avoiding them. If it wasn’t Erika they’d be worried she was being bullied, but surely no one would bully the most popular girl in school? 96 Pages • 9781849395762 • May

New Friend, Old Friends

The third in the Friends series—when a new girl starts at school, Phoebe, Erika, and Daisy compete to be her friend

Phoebe, Daisy, and Erika are very excited—a new girl is joining their class! But when Shazia starts school, the three girls compete to be her friend. Shazia comes from Pakistan and everything is new for her. She is eager to fit in and when her adventurous plans go wrong, the three old friends have to work together to help their new friend. 112 Pages • 9781783440047 • June

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BARRY LOSER

Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom Jim Smith Fifth in the madcap series that won a Roald Dahl Funny Prize “This year’s funniest book for seven to 14-year-olds.” —Guardian US on I Am Still Not a Loser “My best friend Bunky is sort of like my pet dog, so it was weird when he suddenly started fancying a cat one day.” Barry can’t wait to tell his friends that they’ve been invited on his family minivan vacation to Plonkton. But the weekend by the sea doesn’t turn out to be the keelfest Barry was hoping for. It’s all his best mate Bunky’s fault for going and falling in love. OH. MY. UNKEELNESS! Jim Smith is the author of the Barry Loser series. Fiction • 240 Pages • 5 x 7 200 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781405268028 • April • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US Jelly Pie

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MR GUM Andy Stanton Illustrations by David Tazzyman That old rotter Mr Gum is back—wearing a new jacket! Andy Stanton and David Tazzyman are the author and illustrator of the Mr Gum series. Each: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 7 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 April • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Jelly Pie

You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

The beginning of a weird, wacky, one in a million series about the plight of the truly nasty Mr Gum and a crazy cast of characters—a cross between Roald Dahl and Monty Python “With its quirky cast of characters and silly sense of humor, this story is a great choice for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal “A serious assault on the silly bone.”  —Kirkus Reviews “Worryingly splendid.”  —Philip Ardagh, author, The Eddie Dickens Trilogy

Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He’s a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun, and corn on the cob. This book’s all about him. And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl named Polly, and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there are heroes and sweets and adventures and everything. 9781405274920 (Replaces 9781405223102)

Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

Mr Gum is back in this second hilarious book and he’s as nasty as ever

Mr Gum is horrid—in fact, absolutely grimsters. But this book’s not just about him, it’s also about a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles! Plus, all our favorite characters are back: the little girl called Polly, the evil butcher called Billy William The Third, and the very wise man, Friday O’Leary. And, who could forget loveable Jake the dog, or the angry fairy who lives in Mr Gum’s bathtub and whacks him on the head with a frying pan? This book will have you crying with laughter! 9781405274937 (Replaces 9781405228152)

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MR GUM Each: Fiction • 5 x 7 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Jelly Pie

Mr Gum and the Goblins

The third side-splittingly funny book in a series for very brave readers

Well, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They’re a-schemin’ and a-hatchin’ an’ making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. And why? Because they’re raising up an army of goblins to stink up the town of Lamonic Bibber once and for all! Can the brave travelers (the wise old man Friday O’Leary and the girl Polly) make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed? In a tale of courage, valor, and plain idiocy only one thing is sure: the truth is a lemon meringue! 208 Pages • 9781405274944 (Replaces 9781405228169) • May

Mr Gum and the Power Crystals

It’s hard to believe these books can get any funnier, but readers will be guffawing with glee as they read the fourth book about Mr Gum’s evil escapades

Can it really be true that there’s an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber? And you guessed it, that old Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick Billy William the Third have something to do with it. But our favorite heroes Polly and Friday and the gingerbread biscuit Alan Taylor (only 6 inches tall) are determined to save the town (sigh of relief). Hang on to your heads and prepare to chuckle like a chipmunk as you are whisked to the land of talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny, and the best chase scene you’ve ever seen. You may even learn to say “the truth is a lemon meringue” in Spanish! 224 Pages • 9781405274951 (Replaces 9781405228176) • May

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

The fifth Mr Gum story is shamelessly hilarious

Good evening. Do you like bears called Padlock? Course you do. Do you like hot air balloons? ’Course you do. Do you like tall sailing ships with mad sea captains, and horrifying old villains and words like “wab!,” “tungler,” and “kelp?” ’COURSE you do! Well, guess what, you lucky little nibbleheads? This book’s got all of those things and a lot more besides. It’s a rollicker! It’s a frolicker! It’s a funtime sun-time yollicker! So what you waiting for? GET READING! 256 Pages • 9781405274968 (Replaces 9781405241793) • June

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What’s for Dinner, Mr Gum?

The side-splitting sixth installment of the Mr Gum series

Mr Gum’s back! But what’s he up to this time? Oh, dreadful things my friends, dreadful things indeed. Seems he’s found himself a brand-new treat—rancid kebabs just dripping with dirty grey sauce. And he just can’t get enough of them. He’s gotta have more! But not everyone’s too happy about Mr Gum’s new dinnertime arrangements and soon the town of Lamonic Bibber is gearing up for war. Can Polly and her friends save the town from being torn apart? Will Mr Gum’s hunger ever be satisfied? And who on earth is Thora Gruntwinkle? Readers will find the answers to these questions, and they’ll also see a gingerbread man driving through London, an annoying little monkey driving everyone mad, and Friday O’Leary falling asleep in a hedge! 9781405274975 (Replaces 9781405248242) • June

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

The seventh installment may just feature a cherry tree, 300 caterpillars, one rotten horse, a magical archway, the Spirit of the Forest, and Crazy Barry Fungus

Good evening and welcome to a tale of forests, legendary beasts, dreadful villains, caterpillars named Graham, and a great big beefer of a cherry tree. But what dark secrets are hidden in that tree, where the leaves grow thick and green? Polly intends to find out, and she intends to find out by finding out. What will she find out? Find out by reading this book and you’ll find out. 9781405274982 (Replaces 9781405252188) • July

Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

The eighth Mr Gum adventure—as ridiculous as ever “Hilarious.” —Bookloons

Talking parrots in the rooftops? A giant cactus on the street? Mosquitos so nasty that even their own friends don’t like them? Something’s gone terribly wrong in Lamonic Bibber . . . and Mr Gum is nowhere to be found. Yes, folks, Polly and Friday are facing their biggest challenge yet. So strap yourselves in, cry “HI-HO-WEIRDY!” and get ready for an adventure so crazy your feet will melt with happiness! And I’m not just saying that, I’ve actually seen it happen. 9781405274999 (Replaces 9781405253277) • July

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POCKET ROCKET: SPACE SCOUT H. Badger Pocket Rocket is an affordable series for parents and kids, showcasing hand-picked titles from established series. These small-format books will get kids excited about reading. It is the year 3054, and Earth is overpopulated and quickly running out of resources. The human race needs to move to a new planet, and it’s up to 13-year-old Kip Kirby, the youngest ever “Space Scout,” to find one before it’s too late. Perfect for emerging readers, Space Scout is high-octane adventure with low-level word count. Readers will be swept up in the adventure as our hero heads off on another extraordinary intergalactic mission to save mankind. H. Badger’s alter-ego is H. I. Larry, the author of the popular Zac Power series. Each: Fiction • 96 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 10 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 April • $4.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

The Robot King When Kip lands on a dead planet covered in garbage, he thinks his mission is over. No one on Earth would want to move there! But then he meets a race of robots that can live forever—and they want Kip to join them. 9781742971117

The Jelly People Scouting a giant underwater city sounds awesome to Kip. That is, until he meets the poisonous Jelly People who live there. 9781921848889

The Shrinking Race When Kip beams down onto a new planet, the tiny blue aliens there are terrified. Kip’s like a giant! But he soon discovers that the mini-aliens weren’t always such midgets. 9781921848896

The Dark World As soon as Kip lands on this weird planet, the aliens there are struck down by a mysterious sickness. Either Kip is deadly to the aliens, or there’s something more sinister going on. 9781742971124

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POCKET ROCKET: NAUGHTY STORIES FOR GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS Christopher Milne Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls is rejacketed, re-edited, and naughtier than ever. Humorous illustrations throughout provide reading breaks for beginning readers. Christopher Milne is the author of several books in the Pocket Rocket series. Each: Fiction • 96 Pages • 4.5 x 7 • 10 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 April • $4.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

The Girl Who Blew up Her Brother

And Other Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls This revolting book is for good boys and girls only! Naughty kids might get ideas about how to do horrible things, like blowing up a toilet or tricking someone into bungee jumping. And then we’d be in trouble . . . 9781921848902

An Upside-Down Boy

And Other Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls This is book of naughty stories for good boys and girls! Would you ever make fun of a boy with a butt for a face, or trick a bully into eating a snot sandwich? Of course you wouldn’t, because you’re a good kid. Nothing like the bad children in these shocking stories! 9781921848919

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ZAC POWER SPY RECRUIT H. I. Larry Zac Power is a 12-year-old boy who comes from a family of spies. Seemingly ordinary, he has a secret life full of extraordinary fast-paced adventures involving state-of-the-art gadgets and spy equipment. With a maximum of 50 words per page, Spy Recruits are packed with illustrations and word art. Young readers can easily get through the books and feel a great sense of achievement. Older readers can also enjoy Spy Recruits for the quick read and awesome illustrations. The series was formerly called Zac Power Test Drive. H. I. Larry is the author of the Zac Power series. Each: Fiction • 48 Pages • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 May • $6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

Zac Climbs High Zac is a new Spy Recruit. What will happen at circus training when his tightrope breaks? 9781742979649

Zac’s Skate Break Zac is a new Spy Recruit. Will he be able to rescue the trapped skaters? 9781742979670

Zac Strikes Out Zac is off on Spy Camp to work on his karate. But can he beat a crazy karate robot? 9781742979656

Zac’s Quicksand Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will he be able to find the missing drivers? 9781742979663

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Tomb of Doom

Blockbuster

Horror House

Zac has to rescue one of the Government Investigation Bureau’s best agents who has gone missing near the Vanishing Tomb, somewhere in the desert region of the Amber Sands. Zac will need more than a bag full of super-cool spy gadgets to complete this mission and get out alive.

Zac takes a trip to Hollywood, complete with fast cars and fancy hotels— just what a top spy deserves! But Zac soon realizes that BIG have plotted to brainwash the world’s best spies. Can Zac save them in time?

When the power goes out in town, Zac’s SpyPad intercepts a message from BIG! The address in the message leads him to a creepy house that’s full of surprises. Will Zac get to the bottom of BIG’s plans? Or has he walked into a trap?

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BEAST QUEST EARLY READER

Vedra & Krimon Twin Beasts of Avantia Adam Blade Perfect for Beast Quest’s youngest fans, this full-color Early Reader has been specially adapted from a Beast Quest Special New Beasts have been created in Avantia—twin dragons Vedra and Krimon. But the Wizard Malvel plans to capture them, so Tom must take the dragons into hiding. Can Tom save the twin Beasts from the wizard’s evil spell? Beast Quest Early Readers are perfect for children learning to read and for families to enjoy together, with text vetted by a literacy expert and bright, new color illustrations. Adam Blade is the author of the Beast Quest series, which includes Cypher the Mountain Giant, Ferno the Fire Dragon, and Sepron the Sea Serpent. Fiction • 80 Pages • 4.5 x 7.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781408335000 • May • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US Orchard Books

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ROBERT IRWIN DINOSAUR HUNTER Robert Irwin Robert Irwin is the son of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, and has been involved with caring for wildlife and promoting conservation from a very early age. He loves nothing more than catching lizards and skinks, learning about wildlife, and hanging out with his sister, Bindi, with whom he made a cameo appearance in Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove. Both Wildlife Warriors, Bindi and Robert received the “Biggest Greenies” award at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in 2009, and were inducted into the “Hall of Slime” in 2011. Each: Fiction/Science Fiction • 384 Pages • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 April • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Discovery Collection: 4 Books in 1

Discover a world of prehistoric adventure with Robert Irwin in the first four exciting stories in the series, now in a bind-up

After stumbling upon a dinosaur fossil that can transport him back in time to the age of dinosaurs, Robert Irwin has the chance to experience firsthand what it was like to live with dinosaurs. From outback Queensland, to prehistoric Asia, join Robert and his family on four exhilarating dino escapades! The collection includes The Discovery, Ambush at Cisco Swamp, Armoured Defence, and The Dinosaur Feather. 9780857985118

The Wilderness Collection: 4 Books in 1

Discover a world of prehistoric adventure with Robert Irwin in stories five through eight, now in a bind-up

After stumbling upon a dinosaur fossil that can transport him back in time to the age of dinosaurs, Robert Irwin has the chance to experience firsthand what it was like to live with dinosaurs. From an active volcano in New Zealand, to a dig site in Austrailia, join Robert and his family on four exhilarating dino escapades! The collection includes Call of the Wild, Dino Champions, Dinosaur Cove, and Eruption! 9780857985156

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The Discovery

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BILLY SLATER Patrick Loughlin Illustrations by Nahum Ziersch A junior fiction series for kids about a local boys’ rugby league team that gets special coaching and advice from star Australian National Rugby League player Billy Slater. Slater began the series to share what he has learned on the field with the next generation of players, and to get them reading. Each book contains themes of family, teamwork, health, and fun. Billy Slater is an Australian professional rugby player. Patrick Loughlin is a high school English teacher and writer. Nahum Ziersch works as an illustrator. Each: Fiction/Sports • 144 Pages • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Show and Go

In the third Billy Slater book, a young rugby player has to learn that earning the most points doesn’t mean much without help from his team

Corey is one of the best players on the team and everyone knows it, especially Corey. While he scores a lot of tries, he doesn’t win many friends. Corey thinks his rugby skills give him license to pick on anyone who isn’t as good as him, and his teammates are getting sick of it. When he makes a bet with C. C., the West Hill Ravens’ fullback, things really start to spin out of control. Can team mentor Billy Slater show Corey that great players aren’t always the ones that score the most points? 9780857982681

Chip and Chase

The fourth Billy Slater book finds one rugby player who can’t keep up with his homework, and another looking for his chance to shine on the field

Liam is the captain of the West Hill Ravens, and the heart and soul of the team. He lives, breathes, and sleeps rugby. The only problem is that it doesn’t leave him much time for anything else. Now his schoolwork is suffering, and his parents are on his back. He may even have to quit the team. And without their captain, the Ravens’ chances of making the finals look grim. But team mentor Billy Slater has an idea—in the form of Ravi, the Ravens’ inexperienced reserve player. If the two boys can work together, they may just save the team’s season. 9780857982704

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Banana Kick

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GO GIRL Each: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

Go Girl Flip It!: Little Lies Chrissie Perry Bonnie and Casey have become great friends. But then each girl tells the other a white lie. Suddenly they don’t know if they can trust each other. Is a white lie as bad a real lie? Will Bonnie and Casey stay friends? Chrissie Perry is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! 9781742978154 • May

Go Girl Flip It!: Twin Trouble Sally Rippin Sienna and her twin have just moved houses and started at a new school. Sienna is popular, but her twin is shy. Sienna is outgoing, but her twin is sensitive. And there is one other difference—Sienna’s twin is a boy! For the first time ever, read a Go Girl story told from the perspective of a boy. Sally Rippin is the author of the Billie B. Brown and Hey Jack! series. 9781742978147 • June

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CLEMENTINE ROSE Jacqueline Harvey “This series has those storytelling elements that made Enid Blyton so popular, without the antiquated language. Quirty and supremely polite . . . filled with curious characters, intrigue, and adventure.” —Herald Sun “Young girls will love this new series.”  —Courier Mail “A sweet new series by the author of the Alice-Miranda books, Clementine Rose lives a crazy-cool life—she has a butler and a pet pig named Lavender! This book will make you chuckle.”  —Girl Power A gorgeous new series for girls from the bestselling author of the Alice-Miranda series, for readers ages seven to nine. These stories can be read independently of one another. Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, Once Upon a Galaxy, and Without Fair Warning. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor

The first in a gorgeous new series that is ideal for young girls, all about the adventures of Clementine Rose

Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a minivan, in a basket of dinner rolls. So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler, and a very sweet teacup pig called Lavender. When her scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the household is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants, and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag? From the author of the bestselling Alice-Miranda series, this series is perfect for young readers. 144 Pages • 9781742755410

Clementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster

Will Clementine Rose’s first day at school be everything she wants it to be?

Clementine Rose is so excited! She’s going to start school with her best friends Sophie and Poppy, and she can’t wait. But when she gets there, instead of the lovely Miss Critchley, her teacher is the much sterner and shoutier Mrs. Bottomley. And then there’s Angus, a little boy who delights in tormenting her from the moment they first meet. After her first day, Clementine decides school may not be so much fun after all. But the announcement of a Pet Day changes everything. If Lavender the teacup pig can come to school with Clementine, everything will be all right . . . won’t it? 160 Pages • 9781742755434

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CLEMENTINE ROSE Each: Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Clementine Rose and the Perfect Present

It’s time for a wedding at Penberthy House, and Clemmie has a big idea on how to help

Clementine Rose is thrilled! There’s a giant tent in the back garden, and guests arriving by the carload. A wedding at Penberthy House is just the thing her mother needs to help pay for the much needed new roof. But amid the excitement Uncle Digby falls ill, an invitation goes astray, and, to everyone’s horror, Aunt Violet is left in charge. All those beautifully wrapped parcels give Clementine a great idea, but will she find the perfect present in time? 9781742755458 • May

Clementine Rose and the Farm Fiasco

It’s time for Clemmie to go on her first school excursion: a trip to the farm!

Clementine Rose and her classmates are all abuzz. They’re off on a springtime excursion to a local farm. When Aunt Violet comes along to help out, no one is sure just how helpful she’ll really be. Things get a little out of control when Aunt Violet and Mrs. Bottomley go missing, and Joshua is cornered by Ramon the feisty ram. Will Clementine and her friends escape from Ramon, and find the missing ladies, too? 9781742755472 • May

Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape It’s time for a vacation at the seaside with Clementine Rose

Clementine Rose and her family are off to the beach while the roof at Penberthy House is being fixed. Clementine is delighted to meet the other children staying at the guesthouse. Freddy is a lot of fun, but his older sister, Della, takes a little more getting used to. Freddy takes Clementine exploring in the beach caves, where they discover a wonderful secret. But when Lavender escapes during a storm, it’s all hands on deck to get the teacup pig back safe and sound. 9781742757513 • June

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CLEMENTINE ROSE Each: 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box

Clementine Rose and her new friends have a mission: to save the village hall

Clementine Rose can’t believe her luck. Her new neighbors have not one, not two, but three children for her to play with. And to top it all off, the children’s mother has promised to give ballet lessons. Clemmie can’t wait to put on a tutu and learn to dance. When something terrible happens to the local hall, the ballet lessons are put on hold. How can the villagers raise enough money to repair the hall? Perhaps Clementine Rose and her new friends can find some hidden treasure and save the day. Fiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 9781742757537 • June • $8.99 (Can $10.99)

Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend

A new year, a new teacher, and a very mysterious house guest

Clementine Rose is heading back to school, and this year she has a new teacher. Young Mr. Smee is very different from Mrs. Bottomley, and he sets the class a special project. Clemmie can’t wait to get started! Meanwhile at Penberthy House, an intriguing guest has just arrived. Miss Richardson is staying for a whole month to write a book. Trouble is, she never comes out of her room and doesn’t seem to like children at all. Will Clementine discover who their elderly resident is, and why she is so secretive? Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 8 9781742757551 • July • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

The Clementine Rose Busy Day Book

A super fun book of activities, perfect for fans of the Clementine Rose series

Write, draw, color, sticker, read, and learn so much more about all of your favorite characters from Penberthy Floss in this new activity book! There are find-a-words, quizzes, coloring-in pages, and even recipes for some of Clementine’s favorite foods. Whether it’s enrolling at Ellery Prep, designing a new dress for Clemmie, or learning about teacup pigs, every young fan will be busy for hours on end! Activity • 96 Pages • 7 x 9 9780857984111 • August • $14.99 (Can $17.99)

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LULU BELL Belinda Murrell Illustrations by Serena Geddes Lulu Bell is a fun-loving, sometimes bossy eight-year old with long, honey-colored hair. She is the practical one in the family—which is fortunate because the rest of the family is slightly zany. Her sister Rose is six and loves wearing angel wings and sparkly shoes, and her three-year-old brother Gus likes to wear his superhero suit, even in the bath. Lulu’s dad is a busy vet, while her mom is an artist. The Bell family has lots of pets and their home is right behind the vet hospital, so Lulu helps her dad care for injured and orphaned animals. Belinda Murrell is a journalist and author. Her previous titles include The Forgotten Pearl, The Locket of Dreams, and the Sun Sword Trilogy series. Serena Geddes is the author of maybe because. Each: Fiction/Animals • 96 Pages • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 May • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Lulu Bell and the Tiger Cub

Everyone loves a trip to the zoo—especially Lulu Bell!

Third grade is going on an excursion to the zoo. Luckily the zoo vet is one of Dad’s best friends, so Lulu and Molly and their friends get special treatment! When a tiger cub gets into trouble and hurts its leg, the zookeepers have to take it to the hospital. The zoo vet sets to work—with Lulu and Molly looking on. Will the tiger cub be okay? 9780857983015

Lulu Bell and the Pyjama Party

The best kind of bedtime story is a Lulu Bell story

Molly and Sam and Ebony the kitten are staying the night for a pajamas party. Yay! Lulu is looking forward to stories and games and snacks. But it’s a busy night for Dad’s vet hospital. An orphaned wallaby joey needs care, and a mother dog arrives at the vet hospital, ready to have her puppies. Dad needs Lulu and Molly’s help—even if they’re still in their pajamas! 9780857983039

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STORIES FOR . . . Edited by Linsay Knight Illustrations by Tom Jellett Linsay Knight is the author of several nonfiction books, including Australia’s Greatest Inventions and Innovations, and is the editor of a number of children’s dictionaries and story collections, including 30 Australian Stories for Children and 30 Australian Ghost Stories for Children. Tom Jellett has illustrated a number of bestselling books for children, including The Chewing Gum Kid and The Littlest Pirate. Each: Fiction • 208 Pages • 5 x 8 • June • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Stories for 6 Year Olds Linsay Knight Perfect for six-year-olds, these stories have been collected just for young readers A very bossy robot, hats in the playground, a scary garden gnome, a stucktight tooth, an intrepid cat burglar, a deal with an imp, a very big snail, snails, and more snails, a boy with luck on his side, and a very grumpy goblin . . . you’ll find all these and more inside. 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9780857984814

Stories for 7 Year Olds

Super fun stories specially chosen for seven-year-olds

An injured penguin, a school play spectacular, vacations at Pop’s farm, Grumbles the angry fairy, a lost goblin princess, a shark for a best friend, a homework disaster, a prince, a dragon and an ogre, two queen dolls, a greedy duck, a full moon fruit mystery, and a party organizing dog . . . you’ll find all these and more inside. After you’ve read one, you’ll want to read them all! 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • 9780857984791

Stories for 8 Year Olds

Super fun stories specially chosen for eight-year-olds

A Scottish legend, a very naughty puppy, a fortune-telling dragon, poetry and elephants, a mouse rescue mission, sheep on the soccer field, a bull ant emergency, a royal wedding for Nanny Piggins, and a cross-country catastrophe . . . you’ll find all these and more inside. After you’ve read one, you’ll want to read them all! 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9780857984753

Stories for 9 Year Olds

Nine-year-olds will enjoy this special collection of short stories

A new Alice-Miranda mystery, a pop-up freak show, bravery and brothers, a parakeet out for revenge, tall tales and hidden treasure, a prized possession gone missing, aliens at lunch, a magic paint brush, get-rich-quick ideas, and a very troublesome cockroach. After you’ve read one, you’ll want to read them all! 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–10 • Grades 3–5 • 9780857984777

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Ice Race Sean Callery Learn all about sled dogs, racing, and their biggest yearly competition What is a musher? Why do sled dogs wear booties? How do you bring a fast-running sled to a halt on slippery ice? Once a year teams of sled dogs compete in a 1,000-mile race. They cross mountains, rivers, forest, and the frozen wastes of Alaska, urged on by their mushers for a week or more of ice, snow storms, and bitter cold. One dog is determined his team will win a prize—this book tells their story, and goes behind the scenes of sled racing. Sean Callery is an author and primary school teacher. He writes stories, plays, and information books for a range of publishers, and is the author of 100 Facts on Rocks and Minerals, Children’s History of Oxford, Forest Life Cycles, and Titanic. Nonfiction/Outdoor • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 6–11 • Grades 1–6 9781783880560 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Tulip Books

Moonwalk Sean Callery Take a close-up view of the Space Center as it was during the week when man first landed on the moon What is the loudest man-made noise? Why do astronauts hop about on the moon? How did a boy help the first moon landing? Find out the answers to these and many other questions by reading the diary of Jay, a young boy whose father is a space scientist. When the first men fly to the moon, Jay is allowed inside the Space Center for close-up view. His diary tells the story of that exciting week, from scary moments when things nearly go wrong, to the historic moon landing, and splashdown back on earth. Sean Callery is an author and primary school teacher. He writes stories, plays, and information books for a range of publishers, and is the author of 100 Facts on Rocks and Minerals, Children’s History of Oxford, Forest Life Cycles, and Titanic. Fiction/Science • 32 Pages • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–11 • Grades 1–6 9781783880577 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • Tulip Books

The Diamond Ship Adrian Beckingham Learn all about Captain John Taylor and the biggest pirate raid in history in this swashbuckling read Here’s a true story that waited 300 years to be told. It’s the most exciting moment in pirate history, and yet this little book is the first to tell it! What do pirates love more than anything? That’s right—treasure! It was in the year 1721 that a pirate captain named John Taylor took the largest single prize ever on the high seas. He and his crew of mutineers took a bounty that would take 48,000 years to earn on a sailor’s wages. The diamonds were bound for the King of Portugal. He had used slaves in India to mine them. Now they belonged to Captain Taylor. Did he share them fairly with his men? Would you? Find out what really happened, and learn some surprising pirate facts in this fun book. Adrian Beckingham is a storyteller who has appeared everywhere from the Glastonbury Festival to the British Museum. He is the author of GobDrop and Snowshine, The King of the Things, and Stories that Crafted the Earth. Folklore/History • 122 Pages • 5 x 7.5 • 13 B/W Illustrations • 1 Map • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9781906132491 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

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DIARY OF A . . . Shamini Flint Illustrations by Sally Heinrich Shamini Flint has written many books for children, including Diary of a Super Swimmer and Diary of a Taekwondo Master, but is best known for her Inspector Singh Investigates series of crime fiction for adults. She and Sally Heinrich collaborated previously on A T-Rex Ate My Homework. Each: Fiction/Sports • 108 Pages • 5 x 8 • 200 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Diary of a Golf Pro Marcus is a math whiz who is not good at sports. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to—with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus’s gentle, satiric humor and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about golf. 9781760111496 • April

Diary of a Basketball Hero Marcus Atkinson is a basketball boss (not!)—but his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his bounce. Marcus’s humorous adventures are perfect for newly independent and reluctant readers. 9781760111502 • May

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OLIVER FIBBS Steve Hartley Illustrations by Bernice Lum Steve Hartley is the author of the Danny Baker Record Breaker series. Bernice Lum is an illustrator whose works include 12 Steps to Heaven, the If I Had a Dog series, and the Ruby Rogers series. Each: Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–10 • Grades 2–5 April • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Oliver Fibbs and the Attack of the Alien Brain

Oliver is the Defender of Planet Earth, and he must save the human race from the evil alien brain—or perhaps that’s just his overactive imagination again “Hooray for this marvellous champion of the dull and boring!” —School Librarian

Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me “Oliver Fibbs”) and everyone in my family is super-brilliant at something—chess, ballet, brain surgery, and architecture—but I’m not brilliant at anything. Show and Tell (or as I call it: Pain and Torture Time) is my worst nightmare . . . I haven’t got a black belt in karate or made a mega-powerful electromagnet. All I’m good at is reading comics and eating pizza. But I’m fed up with being dull and boring, so I’ve been telling the class about my adventures as a Defender of Planet Earth—battling against the evil Alien Brain Drain who wants to take over the world! Everyone loved it except Miss Wilkins, who gave me a detention for telling fibs. Now my parents think I’m Going Bad. I keep telling them—they’re not fibs, they’re stories! 135 B/W Illustrations • 9781447220237

Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs

Oliver is the Defender of Planet Earth, but before he can save the world he has to escape from giant boy-munching bugs—or perhaps that’s just his overactive imagination again “Humor and excitement buzzes off the page as Oliver Fibbs launches into another infectious and exaggerated tale. . . . Entertaining, fast paced, and funny, it’s no exaggeration to say Steve Hartley’s new hero will be a hit with readers, reluctant or otherwise. Fun illustrations complement the lively text, including the seamless flow into sections of comic strips that bring Oliver’s imagination to life.” —Carousel

Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me “Oliver Fibbs”), and sometimes my life gets a little DAB—Dull And Boring. So from time to time I “get creative’”with the truth at Show and Tell. But this time something exciting really has happened! Dad has been bitten by a strange tropical insect, and struck down with Wenghi Benghi Fever. It’s highly likely the bugs will get me too—and I’ll break out in green spots, orange boils, a red rash, and probably turn into a bloodsucking zombie killer—like Agent Q in my favorite comic! 80 B/W Illustrations • 9781447220244

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OLIVER FIBBS Each: Fiction • 208 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–10 • Grades 2–5 June • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Oliver Fibbs and the Abominable Snow Penguin

Oliver is the Defender of Planet Earth, here to save the world (and his uncle) from an abominable snow penguin—or perhaps that’s just his overactive imagination again

Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me “Oliver Fibbs”) and sometimes my life gets a little DAB—Dull And Boring. So from time to time I “get creative” with the truth at Show and Tell. Although I honestly am a Defender of Planet Earth, just like Agent Q in my favorite comics, and right now my uncle, the world-famous explorer, Sir Randolph, is lost in the Antarctic and it’s up to me to find him. Plus, a new ice age is about to freeze the Earth unless I find a way to stop it—there are evil snow beasts on the loose, and—OK, maybe I’m exaggerating . . . But as I keep telling everyone, they’re not fibs, they’re stories! 120 B/W Illustrations • 9781447220282

Oliver Fibbs and the Clash of the Mega Robots

Oliver is the Defender of Planet Earth, and he right now he’s locked in a battle with an evil giant robot—or perhaps that’s just his overactive imagination again

Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs, a mega-ordinary boy from a mega-brilliant family. Sometimes my life gets a little DAB—Dull And Boring—so I get creative with the truth at Show and Tell. I guess that’s why some people call me Oliver Fibbs! Right now I’m locked in a battle with the evil genius The Boffin, who has turned my nemesis, The Show-off, into a super robot who plans to take over the world! But I’m fighting back with a mega robot of my own! OK, maybe I’m exaggerating . . . but as I keep telling everyone, they’re not fibs, they’re stories! 105 B/W Illustrations • 9781447220329

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DON’T LOOK NOW Paul Jennings Illustrations by Andrew Weldon Paul Jennings is the author of several previous books for children, including the Rascal series, and has won every Australian children’s choice book award. He is the recipient of the prestigious Dromkeen Medal. Andrew Weldon’s cartoons have been published worldwide in such publications as the Age, the Big Issue, and the New Yorker. Each: Fiction • 276 Pages • 5 x 6.5 • 110 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Allen & Unwin

Don’t Look Now 1

The first in a four-book series about taking risks and flying high from award-winning children’s author Paul Jennings and cartoonist Andrew Weldon

The other kids don’t see things the same way as me. I spend a lot of time imagining things. I just don’t get it. Inside my head I am not the same as other kids. Ricky is an ordinary boy, who dreams of being famous—and he has a secret that might just help him realize his dream. Because Ricky can fly. Truly. He can really fly. But there’s a hitch. He can only fly when absolutely no one is looking. If a person, an animal, or a bird sees him while he’s flying, he will fall out of the sky and almost certainly die. But Ricky is desperate. Will he risk flying in public, just for a shot at fame? Contains two stories: Falling for It and The Kangapoo Key Ring. 9781743311233 • April

Don’t Look Now 2

The second high flying adventure from award-winning children’s author Paul Jennings and cartoonist Andrew Weldon

Ricky is an ordinary boy, who can fly. He can really fly! But only when no one is looking. His dream is to one day be famous. But after accidentally opening the car window at the car wash, he’s grounded. No movies, no swimming, no phone—and definitely no flying! But he has a plan. The school concert is coming up and he has the best ever magic trick up his sleeve. Will he wow the crowd, or fall flat on his face? Don’t Look Now 2 will have readers laughing out loud at Ricky and his hilarious adventures. Contains two stories: A Magician Never Tells and Elephant Bones. 9781743311400 • June

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MAD CAP

Chop-Chop, Mad Cap! Juliette Saumande Illustrations by Sadie Cramer A zany superhero detective story, full of imagination and excitement “Lively illustrations make this wacky debut appeal to Clarice Bean and Judy Moody nuts.” —Primary Times “The plot is fun, silly and hilarious. . . . It is written with an incredibly funny sense of humour. It is a book that will appeal equally to boys and girls.” —School Librarian Meet Madgie M. Cappock, also known as Mad Cap, of the Rent-a-Hero agency—no job too big or small. Madgie and her partner in crime Norbert Soup follow a series of clues to solve a mystery involving a missing butcher, an evil cat, and weird old Mrs. Mudrick across the road, who seems to have it in for them. On top of all this, Madgie’s mother has been acting really strangely and—wait, why is Norbert wearing a giant yellow bunny suit? Can the young superheroes figure out what’s going on before it’s too late? Juliette Saumande is a writer, a translator, and former reviews editor of Children’s Books Ireland’s Inis Magazine. She has more than 20 books published in her native France, and is the author of In Search of Happiness. Sadie Cramer is a children’s illustrator who has conducted numerous children’s and community art projects. Her work with schools has been recognized by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Fiction • 142 Pages • 5.25 x 7.75 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9781908195210 • April • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & South America Little Island Books

The Powers

The Not-So-Super Superheroes Kevin Stevens Illustrations by Sheena Dempsey Dad sets his head on fire, while mom brings thunderstorms everywhere. Meet the Powers: the not-so-super superheroes. “I absolutely loved the Powers. They genuinely are the funniest family I’ve ever read about.” —Inis magazine “It’s Dempsey’s charming watercolor-and-pen illustrations that set this apart.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) of Bye-Bye Baby Brother! The Powers are a superhero family who have some incredible powers, but are also decidedly lacking in any ability to control them. On a visit to the World-Famous Museum of Pirates and Buccaneers, the Powers discover a history of pirates stealing from the locals in the seaside town where they’re on vacation. Two suspicious sailors convince the Powers that pirates are plotting their return to the town, and when JP spots a tall ship at sea, havoc ensues as the Powers try to save the day. Only Suzie, whose family is sure she has no superpowers at all, can keep things under control. But for how long? A perfectly paced adventure story featuring a colorful and genuinely funny family, The Powers will entertain and charm young readers. Kevin Stevens is a U.S. native now living in Dublin. He is the author of The Rizzoli Contract and Song for Katya. He contributes regularly to the Irish Times and Dublin Review of Books. Sheena Dempsey is the author and illustrator of Bye-Bye Baby Brother! Fiction/Fantasy • 128 Pages • 5.25 x 7.75 • 24 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9781908195838 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & South America • Little Island Books

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THE TIME DETECTIVES Alex Woolf When Joe Smallwood goes to stay with his Uncle Theo and cousin Maya life seems dull until he finds a strange smartphone nestling beside a gravestone. The phone enables Joe and Maya to become time-traveling detectives, and takes them on exciting adventures back to the past. Alex Woolf is the author of more than 70 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which include the Chronosphere series, Short History of the World, and Soul Shadows. Each: Fiction/Mystery • 6 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • May $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Fiction Express

The Disappearance of Danny Doyle

Elderly Michael’s brother disappeared many years ago, during World War II, and it’s up to time-traveling detectives Joe and Maya to find out just what happened

Joe and his cousin Maya stumble upon an old house in the middle of the woods. It’s occupant, Michael, has a sad and strange tale to tell. Michael was evacuated to Dorset during World War II with his twin brother, Danny. While there, Danny mysteriously disappeared and was never heard from again. Can Joe and Maya succeed where the police failed, journey back to 1941, and trace Michael’s missing brother? 96 Pages • 9781783224586

The Mystery of Maddie Musgrove

Maddie has been convicted of a crime she didn’t commit and sentenced to death, and it’s up to time-traveling detectives Joe and Maya to prove her innocence

When Joe Smallwood goes to stay with his Uncle Theo and cousin Maya, life seems dull until he finds a strange smartphone nestling beside a gravestone. The phone enables Joe and Maya to become time-traveling detectives, and takes them on exciting adventures back to the past. The two young sleuths must journey back to Victorian times to try and save the life of an innocent girl. Can Joe and Maya save innocent maidservant Maddie Musgrove from the gallows? 86 Pages • 9781783224593

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Drama Club Marie-Louise Jensen The theater club is going to put on a big play, and drama will be happening in more places than just on the stage A group of friends are involved in their local youth drama club at a small city theater. When their leader, the charismatic Mr. Beaven, announces he wants to put on a major new play at the end of summer vacation, the cast is very excited. Amidst rivalry, hopes, and disappointments, will there be more drama on or off the stage? And who will get the leading roles? Marie-Louise Jensen is an author. Her first two books, Between Two Seas and The Lady in the Tower, were short-listed for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Between Two Seas was also shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the Glen Dimplex New Writers’ Award. She is also the author of Daughters of Time, Runaway, and Smuggler’s Kiss. Fiction/Theater • 96 Pages • 6 x 8 • 10 Color Illustrations • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up 9781783224579 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Fiction Express

The School for Supervillains Louie Stowell More than anything, Mandrake wants to be a superhero—but will her supervillain parents ever approve of such a choice? Mandrake De Ville is on her way to St. Luthor’s School for Supervillains, where a single act of kindness lands you in the detention pit, while, on the other hand, bullying is positively encouraged. Mandrake is the daughter of billionaire supervillains, with budding superpowers of her own, so in theory, she should thrive at the school. There’s just one snag—she secretly wants to be a superhero. Can she possibly succeed? Louie Stowell is the author of Astronomy and Space, Big Book of Big Monsters, and Lots of Mice to Spot. Fiction • 96 Pages • 6 x 8 • 10 Color Illustrations • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up 9781783224609 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Fiction Express

Remy Brunel and the Circus Horse Sharon Gosling When two newcomers arrive at the circus, Remy and Matthias must decide whether they can trust the strangers who everyone else seems to dislike Remy Brunel loves her life in the circus—riding elephants, practicing tightrope tricks, and dazzling audiences. But when two new magicians arrive at the circus, everyone is wary of them. What exactly are they up to? What secrets are they trying to hide? Should Remy and her new friend Matthias trust them? Sharon Gosling is the successful author of two other titles featuring Remy Brunel: The Diamond Thief and The Ruby Airship. Fiction • 75 Pages • 6 x 8 • 10 Color Illustrations • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up 9781783224692 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Fiction Express

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GALACTIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCE With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle school characters are faced with present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science in order to be solved. This series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and engineers.

The Contaminated Case of the Cooking Contest Peter Y. Wong The science of food safety combines with mystery in this G.A.S. adventure about an outbreak of foodborne illness When a cruise featuring a cooking contest turns into a disaster of vomiting passengers, seventh-grade G.A.S. trainees Mae and Clinton have a mystery to solve. With help from Selectra Volt, Dudette from the future, the two kids travel through time to learn about the science of food safety. Between journeys to the past, they investigate clues aboard ship. But when a storm comes, and conditions aboard the disabled ship become desperate, can Mae and Clinton discover the cause of the outbreak in time? Peter Y. Wong is an engineer and an educator at the Boston Museum of Science. He has written engineering curriculum for middle school students, and he runs an afterschool science and engineering program. He lives in Brighton, Massachusetts. Fiction/Science • 192 Pages • 5.5 x 8 20 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780990782926 • May • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper • Rights: World Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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The Walking Fish Kopel Burk and Rachelle Burk A humorous, exciting tale of an ordinary girl who makes an extraordinary scientific discovery—a blind fish that walks

• Author tour to include Boston and New York City (April) When seventh-grader Alexis catches an unusual fish that looks like a living fossil, she sets off a frenzied scientific hunt for more of its kind. Alexis and her friend Darshan join the hunt, snorkeling, sounding the depths of Glacial Lake, even observing from a helicopter and exploring a cave. All the while, they fight to keep the selfish Dr. Mertz from claiming the discovery all for himself. When Alexis follows one final hunch, she risks her life and almost loses her friend. Walking Fish is a scientific adventure that provides a perfect combination of literacy and science. Kopel Burk is a retired New Jersey physician who writes, sculpts, and travels in his spare time. He conceived the idea for Walking Fish more than 40 years ago, when he told early versions of the story to his family. He lives in Millburn, New Jersey. Rachelle Burk writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children. She is the author of Don’t Turn the Page and Tree House in a Storm and has written for national children’s publications including Highlights Magazine, Kidsville News, and Scholastic Science World. She lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Fiction/Science • 192 Pages • 5.75 x 8.25 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 Paper: 9780990782933 • April • $8.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth: 9780990782940 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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RIDDLE GULLY

Riddle Gully Runaway Jen Banyard The continuing investigations of Pollo di Nozi—a young girl with a flair for adventure Lovable junior reporter Pollo di Nozi returns in this funny, fast-paced whodunit for middle readers. When Pollo implicates the mayor’s nephew in a spate of local robberies, she sets in motion a series of mishaps that only she and her faithful sheep sidekick, Shorn Connery, can set right. An adventure story filled with laughs, this is a perfect read for aspiring sleuths. Jen Banyard is the author of Mystery at Riddle Gully and the novel Spider Lies. Fiction • 180 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 10–12 • Grades 6–7 9781922089878 • April • $9.95 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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Song for a Scarlet Runner Julie Hunt A fantastic, atmospheric story of a young girl who must run for her life because she has brought bad luck to her village—for fans of YA adventure-fantasy “A gripping tale. . . . Both magical and superbly true, this new world draws us into universal struggles of survival, loyalty, and freedom, as secrets build and break around us like weather.” —Anna Fienberg, cocreator, the Tashi series Peat is on the run—forced to flee her life when she’s blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes, where she’s caught by an old healer-woman who makes Peat her apprentice and teaches her the skill of storytelling. But a story can be a dangerous thing. It can take you out of one world and leave you stranded in another—and Peat finds herself trapped in an eerie place beyond the Silver River where time stands still. Her only friends are a 900-year-old boy and his ghost hound, plus a small, slippery sleek—a cunning creature that might sink his teeth into your leg one minute, and save your life the next. Julie Hunt is the author of Ghost Hunter, On the Run, Previous Little, and several other children’s books. Fiction/Fantasy • 324 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781743313589 • May • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The Luchair Stones Isabel Ogilvie Imagine Lord of the Rings in the North Pole, with a bit of Celtic mythology and a brother and sister hero and heroine—magic, mystery, and myth combine in a captivating new fantasy book Devlin and Shay are the two youngest children of Lord Padraig, ruler of the Kingdom of Rosemerta. They have grown up listening to tales of their ancestors: epic stories of Isern the Blacksmith and the feud between the red and black dragons. It has been two years since Drepe, the Dark Lord of the Frozen Northlands, stole the magical Luchair Stones that safeguarded Rosemerta for generations. Lord Padraig and his army rode in pursuit of the Dark Lord but never returned. After a strange messenger arrives with long awaited news, an ancient prophecy reveals itself in an unexpected way, and Devlin and Shay set out on an epic journey into icy wilderness to save their father’s army and the fortunes of Rosemerta. But there is so much about their family and their own place in history that the children are yet to discover. Why does Drepe really want the Luchair Stones? Is Devlin really the chosen one? And why does their mother, a queen with secrets of her own, insist that Shay accompany Devlin on his quest? Be prepared for bravery and betrayal, courage and adventure, destiny and danger, beasts and bad guys. Isabel Ogilvie is a semiretired children’s librarian who has won many writing competitions. The Luchair Stones is her debut novel. Fiction/Fantasy • 240 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 9781907912436 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Phoenix Yard Books

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THE LAND OF DRAGOR The Land of Dragor is an enthralling children’s tale of magic, adventure, and acceptance, with a heartwarming moral center.

The Gift of Charms Julia Suzuki The first volume of a dragon-filled series that will enchant and entertain readers “Fantasy fans will warm to this gently moral tale of how being different can be a strength rather than something to be feared” —Daily Mail “A beautifully presented, wonderfully unique debut.”  —Sun Hidden in a mist-filled valley, far away from the habitation of man, live the last of the world’s dragons. Divided by clan but united by the need to conceal themselves from humankind, these creatures, supposedly of myth and fairy tale, live ordinary lives, while ever aware that discovery will almost certainly be their undoing. Centuries ago, a great war spelled the end of their slavery to mankind. But in separating themselves from the rest of the world, the dragon clans have paid a heavy price. There is an emptiness in the Land of Dragor that did not exist before, and all the elders feel it. Disharmony runs rife. The dragons have vowed never to leave Dragor, but the youngest of them grow restless and superstitions abound. So when a strange egg is laid, all fear what will come of it. Could Dragor be about to meet its savior? Or its destroyer? Julia Suzuki is the author of the Land of Dragor fantasy adventure series for children. Fiction/Fantasy • 190 Pages • 5 x 8 • • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781782199243 • May • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • Dino Books

The Simple Things Bill Condon Illustrations by Beth Norling A heartfelt story told with affection and humor about a shy boy who doesn’t quite fit in and his elderly Aunt Lola Ten-year-old Stephen has never met his great-aunt Lola, and he doesn’t want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always write back. But Lola is almost 80—what will they have to talk about? When Stephen and his mom arrive at Lola’s house, Stephen discovers she’s grumpy, scary, and really, really old. He wants to turn around and go home, but his mom says they have to stay until Lola’s birthday, which is still three weeks away! But Stephen’s trip doesn’t turn out as bad as he anticipates. He ends up learning about the simple things in life, like fishing and climbing trees—and about the importance of family. Soon after his arrival Lola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realizes that Lola has become more important to him that just an aunt who sent him money—she’s now a friend. Bill Condon spent several years as a journalist and now writes full time for children. He is the winner of the Australian Prime Minster’s Literary Award in 2010 for his young adult fiction novel Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God. Beth Norling is an illustrator. Fiction • 168 Pages • 5 x 8 • 35 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–10 • Grades 3–5 9781743317242 • April • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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ALICE-MIRANDA Jacqueline Harvey Move over Matilda and step aside Madeline, there’s a new charming miniature heroine about to make her mark. Perfect for young readers, these books can be read as a series, or independently from one another. Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, Once Upon a Galaxy, and Without Fair Warning. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. Each: Fiction/Mystery • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Alice-Miranda Shows the Way

It’s a race to the finish as Winchesterfield gets set for its annual show, and Alice-Miranda is going to make sure that everything goes well “An excellent classroom read-a-loud. A fun mystery, with fantastical, over-the-top elements.” —School Library Journal on Alice-Miranda at School

Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate, and a village show to look forward to! One of the highlights of the Winchesterfield show is the Queen’s Cup horse race. But Aunty Gee’s prize racehorse, Rockstar, is refusing to leave the stables. That is, until Alice-Miranda introduces him to her own naughty pony, Bonaparte. Preparations for the show are coming along well until a series of thefts rocks the community. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda’s beloved Bony is horse-napped. Can Alice-Miranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race? 368 Pages • 9781742751177 • April

Alice-Miranda in Paris

Alice-Miranda is in for some très chic sightseeing, singing, and fashion in Paris

Alice-Miranda and her friends are in Paris with a group of teachers from Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale and the Fayle School for Boys. The students have a very exciting opportunity: to sing at Paris Fashion Week. The amazing city is humming with excitement and outrageous fashion choices—quite often coming from Mr. Lipp, the children’s choir conductor. But a couple of France’s best-known designers are harboring serious secrets, and when Christian Fontaine has some expensive fabric stolen just days before his show, Alice-Miranda and her friends realize there is a darker side to the glitz and glamour of the famous city. 336 Pages • 9781742752884 • May

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Alice-Miranda Shines Bright

Mysteries abound at home, and Alice-Miranda is on the case

Alice-Miranda and Millie have made a dazzling discovery in the woodlands near their school. They vow to keep the secret to themselves, but it seems that a greedy politician and a pair of old friends are searching for the same treasure. Back at school, Jacinta is being particularly grumpy with everyone, and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why. When Myrtle Parker’s husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She’s determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician, and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up. 336 Pages • 9781742752907 • June

Alice-Miranda in Japan

Alice-Miranda sets out to find travel, treasure, and trickery in bustling Tokyo

When Alice-Miranda, Millie, and Jacinta travel to Japan during the school vacation, they are in for a fascinating treat. Dolly Oliver, the family cook, has been invited to speak at a conference in Tokyo on her Just Add Water (JAW) food creation. But she is even more interested in her newest invention, and vows to try it out while overseas. Alice-Miranda becomes embroiled in an elaborate missing persons hunt when a gift from her father confuses the authorities. Things come to a head when Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited to dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, and the plans of a jealous sister begin to unravel, with startling consequences. 352 Pages • 9781742757599 • July

Alice-Miranda at Camp

Alice-Miranda finds out that her school’s camp is full of secrets and surprises

An exciting announcement has been made, and Alice-Miranda and her schoolmates are going to camp. There are sleep outs, treasure hunts, and so many activities to look forward to! However, it’s not all fun and games. Alice-Miranda and Millie will need to keep a close eye on Caprice, the school’s newest student, who seems determined to cause trouble. Next door to the camp is Pelham Park, where Alice-Miranda’s father, Hugh, grew up. These days, Hugh’s beautiful old house serves as a retirement home, but when some startling objects are uncovered in its cellar, the peaceful estate is turned upside down. With help from a much-loved relative, Alice-Miranda sets out to investigate. 352 Pages • 9781742757612 • August

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TOP OF THE PUPS Anna Wilson Anna Wilson is the author of I’m a Chicken, Get Me Out of Here!, Monkey Madness, Pup Idol, and several other children’s books. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 August • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

The Puppy Plan Anna Wilson The first book in a new series about a young girl who finally convinces her parents to get her a puppy, and all of the adventures and chaos that ensue In my life I have wished a million thousand times for a puppy, so I was officially over the moon when I finally obtained parental consent to get Honey—the most absolutely softest and velvetest Golden Labrador you have ever imagined. Since she moved in we have had some extremely funny adventures while dealing with my weird sister April’s frankly unfortunate love crush on Honey’s vet. It has all been rather manic, but luckily I am an expert in defusing the tension and staying ahead of the game when it comes to this sort of situation, as you will see. 208 Pages • 9781447276111

Pup Idol

In their second book, Summer and her puppy Honey enter a talent contest as a spectacular dancing duo

I hope everyone out there will know by now about how I, Summer Holly Love, finally persuaded my mom to let me have a wonderful golden Labrador puppy of my own named Honey. (If you are not aware of this, you can read all about it in The Puppy Plan, a fascinating and frankly gripping account of the Said Event.) Anyway, things have Moved On since those early days of dog-ownership. Honey went through a bit of a Difficult Phase recently, developing a taste for shoes (mainly flip-flops) and terrorizing dinner guests. So, to help her through her Awkward Adolescence, I dutifully (and brilliantly) trained her at Obedience Class and in the garden. And, hurrah! Honey’s amazing talents shone through just in time for our School Talent Content, where we performed our “Pup Idol” star act—and became Famous Celebrities in Our Own Right! 224 Pages • 9781447279822

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Puppy Party

In the third book about Summer and her puppy Honey, Summer wants to combine her sister’s birthday party with one for Honey—but will the combination result in a doggy disaster?

Mom has given Summer two weeks to plan a surprise party for her glamorous older sister April. Summer realizes that it is also her dog Honey’s birthday that week—and therefore decides to plan a joint party. She decides not to mention the whole “puppy” part of the plan to anyone except her best friend, Molly Cook. Cut to party day, and utter mayhem is slowly unfolding. Someone tries a dog biscuit, thinking it’s a trendy new kind of cookie, and Honey and her doggy guests are tugging on the tablecloth, tearing open presents, and trashing the house. Meanwhile April—who has been told to keep away until the last minute—is becoming more and more over dramatical and suspicious. How will she react to the canine takeover of her special day? 256 Pages • 9781447276159

Puppy Power

In their fourth adventure, Summer discovers that her dog, Honey, is pregnant—but will a litter of pups be enough to make everyone in her stress-filled house happy?

Life has been a bit yawnsome since I, Summer Holly Love, trained my golden Labrador, Honey, to become a doggy of well-behaved and quietish proportions. Which is why it’s so faberoony-tastic that Honey is expecting her very own litter of pups! Now that she is a mom-to-be, her eating habits have gone loop-the-loop crazy, and she keeps building strange nests all over our house. Meanwhile, I am having to sort out my sister’s love dramas with her boyfriend, Nick the vet, who has been spending rather a lot of time with his new nurse, Felicity Shufflebottom. Will the arrival of Honey’s tiny pups make everyone happier, or will our household simply dissolve into mayhem and chaos? 304 Pages • 9781447276135

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CHRONICLES OF THE TEMPUS

Queen Alone K. A. S. Quinn The final installment in the time-traveling adventures of Katie Berger-Jones-Burg Katie Berger-Jones-Burg is a lonely New York teenager. It’s Christmas, and with her pop-star mother away on a whirlwind tour, all is not well with Katie. She is having visions, and she realized she is needed in another time. In 1860 it’s Christmas too. Princess Alice is helping her father Prince Albert with his endless stream of work while the rest of the family—including Queen Victoria—is enjoying the wonderful snow. But the merry royal family is under a shadow. There is a plot—both political and supernatural—to bring down the Queen. A Britain without its Queen is weak, and where Britain stumbles, the rest of the world falls. K. A. S. Quinn was the publisher of the Spectator for 10 years. She has written for the Independent, the Telegraph, the Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Born and raised in California, she now lives in London. Fiction/Fantasy • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781848870567 • April • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Corvus

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Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror Geoffrey McSkimming In the tradition of Nancy Drew, Phyllis Wong is a clever and resourceful young heroine— and a magician. With the help of her trusty sidekick Daisy, she helps solve crimes. Can a bit of time travel help her to figure out who is trying to sell stolen Shakespeare folios? In Phyllis Wong’s latest case someone has sold a number of incredibly valuable, first edition Shakespeare plays at the antique auction house. The House of Wendlebury and Chief Inspector Inglis suspect foul play. These rare first folios are in mint condition, but are not forgeries. Where on earth could they have come from? Has a crime been committed? Luckily Phyllis is on the case. Having recently discovered one of her great-grandfather’s conjuring secrets, she travels back to Shakespeare’s day to get to the bottom of it. But when a famously lost Shakespearean play is scheduled to be auctioned back in the 21st century, Phyllis suspects villainy. In this astonishing and fun story, the young magician with a talent for sleuthing finds her world turned upside-down as she discovers that there is magic about that is far more amazing than even she could imagine—and villainy the likes of which she has never encountered! Geoffrey McSkimming is the author of the Cairo Jim Chronicles and Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto. Fiction/Mystery • 400 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–14 • Grades 4–9 9781743318379 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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THE NAUGHTIEST GIRL Enid Blyton and Anne Digby Illustrations by Kate Hindley Enid Blyton’s classic school series is relaunched with fantastic new covers for a new generation of readers. Each new edition includes a letter from Cressida Cowell and different bonus material at the end, such as a time line of Enid Blyton’s life, photos from her younger days, and an interview with Blyton about her school days. Collect all 10 books for a rare, complete serial story about a very special school. Enid Blyton, who died in 1968, is one of the most popular and prolific children’s authors of all time. She wrote more than 700 books, which have been translated into many languages throughout the world. Anne Digby is a children’s author who added six books to Enid Blyton’s Naughtiest Girl series. Kate Hindley is the illustrator of How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hodder Children’s

The Naughtiest Girl in the School Elizabeth Allen is spoiled and selfish. When’s she’s sent away to boarding school she makes up her mind to be the naughtiest girl there’s ever been! But Elizabeth finds out that being bad isn’t as simple as it seems. 128 Pages • 9781444918823 • April

The Naughtiest Girl Again The naughtiest girl in the school is back, and this term she’s trying to be good. But someone wants to spoil things for her, and they’re not going to let her forget how she got her nickname. 128 Pages • 9781444918830 • April

The Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor When Elizabeth Allen is chosen to be a school monitor, she is delighted. But she soon finds out just what a responsible job it is. The harder she tries, the worse she behaves! Will the naughtiest girl in the school ever learn to be good? 128 Pages • 9781444918847 • May

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Here’s the Naughtiest Girl There’s a new boy in Elizabeth’s class. He’s sulky and grumpy and he’ll do anything to show Elizabeth up. She means to keep her temper, but it’s not so easy for someone who was once the naughtiest girl in the school. 128 Pages • 9781444918854 • May

The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret Elizabeth intends never to be naughty again. But when John entrusts her with his secret, the Naughtiest Girl once again finds herself in deep trouble. 144 Pages • 9781444918861 • June

The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend How can the Naughtiest Girl be good at camp with horrible Arabella in the very same tent? Especially with Arabella busy stirring up trouble for Elizabeth’s best friend, Joan. 128 Pages • 9781444918878 • June

The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day When some school strawberry plants are vandalized, a lost blazer button at the scene of the crime leads straight to the Naughtiest Girl. It is hers, but how did it get there—and why would anyone want to pin the blame on Elizabeth? 128 Pages • 9781444918885 • July

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Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl Elizabeth is desperate to play the piano in the school concert. Only one student can be chosen and her rival Arabella is practicing hard! Elizabeth knows Arabella is very good, so she spends every waking minute practicing. But piano practice leaves Elizabeth with no extra time, and exams are looming. Will the Naughtiest Girl have to stay in her grade another year? 144 Pages • 9781444918892 • July

The Naughtiest Girl Wants to Win Elizabeth is furious when a new girl, an actress, becomes head girl over the obvious choice, her friend Emma. Elizabeth is convinced that all the seniors have been swayed by her acting skills, both on screen and at school—but how can she prove it? Kerry is cleverer than Elizabeth thinks, and somehow she just manages to make the Naughtiest Girl look like a troublemaker. 128 Pages • 9781444920246 • August

The Naughtiest Girl Marches On Elizabeth is overjoyed to be appointed monitor again, especially when the new head boy and girl have such exciting ideas. But one of the second form boys is slowly turning all the other boys against her, starting with a nasty note in her desk and ending with a false tip-off about a midnight pillow fight in the boys’ dormitory. Can she find out who has a grudge against her, and why? 128 Pages • 9781444920253 • August

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HESPERUS MINOR CLASSICS Each: Classics • 256 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Hesperus Minor

Pollyanna Grows Up Eleanor H. Porter In this sequel to the children’s classic Pollyanna, our beloved heroine continues to cheer up everyone around her with her sunny personality and relentless good humor When we left Pollyanna at the end of the first book, she was trying very hard to stay positive after a car accident injured her spine and paralyzed her. Now old fans and new will be intrigued to read about Pollyanna’s miraculous recovery: she can walk—something she was assured she would never be able to do again! Now that Pollyanna’s aunt has married kind old Dr. Chilton, the newlyweds whisk Pollyanna off to Europe every winter and all three start to enjoy their newfound family. Pollyanna also has the chance to travel to Boston, and makes plenty of new friends as well as reuniting with her oldest pals. As Pollyanna grows up, she matures into a thoughtful young lady but never loses her characteristic spark of good cheer. Her goal in life is still to be glad under all circumstances, but with her aunt experiencing a tragedy and Pollyanna herself getting embroiled in a complicated love triangle, it will take a special type of person to come through it all with a smile on her face. Luckily Pollyanna is a very special young lady indeed. Eleanor H. Porter (1868–1920) was a bestselling children’s author. She published short stories and novels but her most famous work was Pollyanna published in 1913. 9781843915522 • June • $12.99 (Can $15.99)

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Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne This delightful collection of stories for children, written in 1853 by the author of The Scarlet Letter, is a captivating retelling of ancient Greek myths The reader joins Theseus as he battles to escape the labyrinth and the clutches of the fearsome Minotaur. We accompany Jason and his Argonauts on their perilous quest for the Golden Fleece. Hawthorne also recounts Cadmus’ encounter with the terrifying dragons whose teeth, once planted, sprout entire armies. These brilliant stories, among many others, are the adventures that lie in wait in Tanglewood Tales. Hawthorne’s writing remains fresh and his stories are still perfect for all inquisitive young readers. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. His most famous work, The Scarlet Letter, appeared in 1850 and is considered by many to be the first American psychological novel. Folklore • 9781843915539 • August • $14.95 (Can $17.95)

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VINTAGE CHILDREN’S CLASSICS A collection of timeless, beautifully packaged stories that appeal to the child in all of us. Aimed at children and their parents, this 21st-century classics list is intended to inspire and nurture a lifelong love of reading. Each: Classics • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • April • $12.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Vintage Children’s Classics

John Diamond Leon Garfield A Whitbread Award–winning mystery about a young boy lost in Victorian London, pursued by bloodthirsty thieves, trying to solve the mystery of the man his father wronged “Garfield remains a talent to be remembered and a master to be emulated.” —Gregory Maguire, author, Wicked “It’s a fine thing that Leon Garfield’s rip-roaring and funny tales should be brought back into circulation for a new generation.” —Joan Aiken, author, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase What is the matter with old Mr. Jones? Endless footsteps and low groans can be heard from his room in the dead of night. Only his son William knows the a terrible secret: his father betrayed his business partner Mr. Diamond, and swindled him out of a great fortune. William resolves to go to London, find Mr. Diamond and make amends. But the murky big city, with its sinister characters and treacherous back streets, is no place for a boy of 12. And Mr. Diamond’s own son is not the sort of person to forgive and forget. Danger and deceit lie waiting. Exclusive material in the back of the book teaches young readers more about the wonderful author and as well as how to have fun with some Cockney rhyming slang. Leon Garfield (1921–1996) was the acclaimed author of more than 30 novels for children and adults, and he scripted Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, which appeared on HBO. His books include including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, and The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal. 256 Pages • 9780099583271

The Bell Family Noel Streatfeild Illustrations by Shirley Hughes A charming tale of life in the Bell family from the much-loved author of Ballet Shoes, with original illustrations by Shirley Hughes “Noel Streatfeild’s position in the children’s book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and real understanding of the surfaces of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort.” —Times Literary Supplement Meet the big, happy Bell family who live in the vicarage at St. Marks. Father is a reverend, Mother is as kind as kind can be. Then there are the children—practical Paul, dancing Jane, mischievous Ginnie, and finally the baby of the family, Angus, whose ambition is to own a private zoo (he has already begun with his six boxes of caterpillars). And not forgetting Esau, a surefire competitor for the most beautiful dog in Britain. Follow their eventful lives from tense auditions to birthday treats; from troubled times to hilarious escapades. Exclusive material in the back of the book includes a chance to find out which one of the Bell children you most resemble. Noel Streatfeild’s (1895–1986) first novel, Ballet Shoes, is her best-known book but she went on to write many well-loved books for children, including Circus Shoes which won the Carnegie Medal, Skating Shoes, and Theater Shoes. Shirley Hughes is the author of more than 200 books, including the Alfie series. 368 Pages • 20 B/W Illustrations • 9780099583363

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ESSENTIAL CLASSICS Retold by Pauline Francis This wonderful new series, Essential Classics, offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavor of the original. Essential Classics include biographical details of the original author and an eight page glossary. Pauline Francis has 20 years of experience as a school teacher and librarian. She is the author of a number of retellings of well-known classics. Each: Classics • 56 Pages • 6 x 8 • 10 Color Illustrations • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

The 39 Steps In this retelling for younger readers, Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to 1930s London. After a disturbance at a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents. He takes her back to his apartment, but they are followed, and later that night Annabella is murdered. Hannay then goes on the run to break the spy ring and to prove his innocence. Mystery • 9781783222681 • April

Les Miserables In this retelling of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Jean Valjean is released from prison after serving 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. He tries to make a new life for himself, but while staying at the house of the Bishop of Digne, Valjean steals his silver. The Bishop tells the police he had given the silver to Jean as a present, and this act of Christian charity transforms Jean’s life. 9781783224180 • April

The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas’s classic tale, published in 1844, is retold here for younger readers. This is the story of d’Artagnan, a country boy who travels to Paris to seek his fortune and, hopefully, to join the Musketeers—the bodyguards of the King of France. He meets three musketeers called Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they foil a dangerous plot against King Louis and his Queen, Anne— and against their own lives. 9781783224197 • April

Oliver Twist In this retelling of Charles Dickins’ classic tale, a poor workhouse orphan, Oliver, experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, who include a thief, a whore, and a pickpocket, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the underworld. He survives starvation in the workhouse, life with the evil Fagin, kidnap, and robbery before eventually finding happiness. 9781783220694 • May

Journey to the Centre of the Earth This retelling of the classic Jules Verne tale tells the story of Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel, who make a terrifying journey into an extinct volcano—and right into the center of the Earth. Science Fiction • 9781783220649 • June

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ESSENTIAL CLASSICS Each: Classics • 56 Pages • 6 x 8 • 10 Color Illustrations • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

The Count of Monte Cristo In this retelling for younger readers, Edmond Dantes is a victim of a miscarriage of justice. As an innocent man wrongly imprisoned, he is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. On his escape from prison, Dantes inherits a treasure that has been buried on the island of Monte Cristo, and uses his fortune to seek revenge on those who plotted his downfall. 9781783220311 • June

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Retold for younger readers, this classic 1886 novel was not Robert Louis Stevenson’s first novel, but it was one that helped to make him famous in his lifetime. The spine-chilling story shows the struggle between good and evil that Dr. Jekyll faced and how, in the end, his own good nature was overpowered by the evil in himself. Horror • 9781783220601 • June

A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale is here retold for younger readers. Ebenezer Scrooge is an old miser who lives alone in his cold house by night and torments his assistant at work by day. One evening, just before Christmas, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Marley—a ghost with a very important warning. Is it enough to persuade Scrooge to change his ways? Seasonal • 9781783220571 • August

Dracula Retold for younger readers, Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic and chilling tale, which is told through the diaries and letters of the main character, is the story of Count Dracula, a vampire who comes to England from Transylvania to feed on new blood and to widen his ever-increasing circle of vampires! Horror • 9781783220595 • August

Frankenstein First published in 1818, this retelling for younger readers of Mary Shelley’s classic tale is the chilling story of a scientist, Doctor Frankenstein, who succeeds in creating a fearful monster, only to find that the monster holds a terrible power over him and the people he loves. Science Fiction • 9781783220618 • August

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THE GRIMSTONES Asphyxia Meet Martha Grimstone, a girl trying to find her own special talent in ther world, in this sweetly gothic fairy tale told in a collage of words, photos, and drawings. Asphyxia is a circus performer turned puppeteer, and a writer. The Grimstones series is based upon her theatrical productions. Each: Fiction • 128 Pages • 5 x 8 • 50 Color Illustrations • 5 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Whirlwind

The third magnificent adventure for Martha Grimstone—Martha decides to use her fledgling magic to control a whirlwind, but she ends up with too many rabbits instead. Can she find a way to turn the rabbit fur into something useful? “A wonderfully enchanting gothic fairy tale.” —Sunday Telegraph

Hello, I’m Martha Grimstone, and I’ve inherited my father’s gift for music. I can play notes that will bring sunshine, breezes, and rain, and send clouds scuddling across the sky. But I can’t turn back a storm. If only I can convince Grandpa Grimstone that I can be trusted to leave the valley. I know just the place where I can learn more—but after my latest catastophe three seems little hope of that. Perhaps Tillpill and Ziphwort will help me . . . Whirlwind is a gothic tale about a whirlwind that refuses to be stomped on, two feisty Angora rabbits, and a disaster of exponential proportions that could be woven into something magnificent. 9781743313008 • April

Music School

The fourth adventure for Martha Grimstone—Martha moves to the city to board with Lady Stirling and attend the Queen’s Music Academy, but will music school hold the answers she seeks?

Hello, I’m Martha Grimstone, and I’ve inherited my father’s gift for music. I can play notes that will bring sunshine, breezes and rain, and send clouds scudding across the sky. Now I am going to learn even more about music at the Queen’s Music Academy . . . and I can’t wait! Music School is a gothic fairy tale about a new friend with the wrong name, a family of uncooperative bats, and what happens when a school of very great tradition encounters all the four seasons in one day. 9781743316252 • June

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The God Beneath the Sea Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen Illustrations by Charles Keeping A classic introduction to the subject of Greek mythology Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen retell some of the most famous Greek myths in this classic of children’s literature. This is the epic history of the Greek Gods told from their violent beginnings to the creation of man. The novel begins with newborn Hephaestus cast from Mount Olympus by his mother Hera. He is raised in a grotto by Thetis and Eurynome, and the two goddesses tell him various Greek creation myths. The novel continues with myths of the Olympians and the age of gods and mortals, and concludes with Hephaestus returning to Olympus, having been cast down for a second time after reproaching Zeus. Leon Garfield (1921–1996) was the author of more than 30 novels for children and adults. He and Edward Blishen (1920–1996) won the 1970 Carnegie Medal for The God Beneath the Sea. Charles Keeping is a children’s book illustrator. Classics/Folklore • 224 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 9780857533111 • June • $19.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Doubleday Childrens

The Man Who Planted Trees Jean Giono Illustrations by Peter Bailey Introduction by Michael Morpurgo A legendary tale written by Jean Giono in the 1950s, sumptuously illustrated, and with an introduction by Michael Morpurgo This is an optimistic tale of a man who brings back to life a waterless and desolate valley. Over a period of many years, the shepherd Elzéard Bouffier plants hundreds of hectares of oak, beech, and birch seeds, transforming an inhabitable region into a thriving forest. This he did alone and, by choice, without any help. A beautiful story of a modest man who did something truly remarkable, this is a tale to read again and again at any age. Jean Giono (1895–1970) was a French novelist. Peter Bailey has illustrated more than 100 books by such writers as Allan Ahlberg, Eoin Colfer, and Alexander McCall Smith. His longtime collaboration with Philip Pullman in such books as Clockwork and The Scarecrow and His Servant is recognized as one of the great author-illustrator partnerships of recent years. Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate and the author of more than 40 books, including War Horse. Fiction • 48 Pages • 5.25 x 8.25 • 10 Color Illustrations • Ages 8 & Up • Grades 3 & Up 9781908786777 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Far Far Away Books

Henry Lawson Treasury Henry Lawson Illustrations by Oslo Davis A treasury of classic verses and short stories from one of Australia’s most important and bestloved writers, Henry Lawson Henry Lawson was born in 1867 in New South Wales, and wrote many of his most important works about life in the Australian bush in the late 1800s. Known as the “Poet of the People,” Lawson’s writing captured the hardships and everyday lives of ordinary Australians in the time before Federation and after the gold rushes. Lawson’s stories and poems are full of the drama and often absurd humor that characterized life in the Australian outback in the early years of the nation. This beautifully illustrated collection captures the essence of Henry Lawson’s best-loved stories and poems, while also introducing readers to some of his lesser known works. Included are such works as “The Loaded Dog,” “The Drover’s Wife,” and “Up the Country,” and many more. Henry Lawson (1867–1922) was one of Australia’s best-loved writers and poets. Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist. He has drawn for various publications, including the Age, the Australian Book Review, Desktop Magazine, and the New York Times. Fiction/Poetry • 160 Pages • 6 x 9 • 60 B/W Illustrations • Ages 11 & Up • Grades 6 & Up 9780857985132 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

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Shakespeare’s Hamlet Adapted by Nicki Greenberg Richly imagined, an audaciously brilliant graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet Denmark is in turmoil. The palace is seething with treachery, suspicion, and intrigue. On a mission to avenge his father’s murder, Prince Hamlet tries to claw free of the moral decay all around him. But in the ever-deepening nest of plots, of plays within plays, nothing is what it seems. Doubt and betrayal torment the Prince until he is propelled into a spiral of unstoppable violence. In this sumptuous staging of Shakespeare’s enigmatic play, Nicki Greenberg has created an extraordinary visual feast that sweeps us all in its path as the drama intensifies. An astounding work—unique, gripping, and as ever, tragic. Nicki Greenberg is the author and illustrator of BOM! Went the Bear and Monkey Red, Monkey Blue and the creator of the graphic novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Her illustrations have been featured in the New Yorker. Classics/Graphic Novels • 440 Pages • 8.5 x 11.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up 9781741756425 • April • $39.99 (Can $47.99) Cloth Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Phoenix S. F. Said Illustrations by Dave McKean Lavishly illustrated by the amazing Dave McKean, a powerful story of one boy who can save the galaxy “Breathlessly paced. . . . A powerful story of great scope and ambition, from an expert storyteller. And with these gorgeously deep black-and-white illustrations, the great McKean is on absolutely top form here.” —Independent on Sunday “Dazzling.” —New York Times on Varjak Paw Lucky thinks he’s an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing—and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he’s on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew—and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair. Together, they must find a way to save the galaxy. For Lucky is not the only one in danger. His destiny and the fate of the universe are connected in the most explosive way. S. F. Said is the author of Varjak Paw, which won the Nestlé Smarties Prize for Children’s Literature, and The Outlaw Varjak Paw. Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many groundbreaking books and graphic novels including The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins) and The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman). He wrote and illustrated Pictures That Tick and the award-winning Cages. He also illustrated Varjak Paw and The Outlaw Varjak Paw. Fiction/Science Fiction • 496 Pages • 5 x 8 • 94 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 9780552571340 • July • $11.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Corgi

THE EDGE CHRONICLES “Reminiscent of the ink drawings of illustrators from Pauline Baynes to Robert Lawson to Dr. Seuss, Riddell’s wonderfully detailed art appears throughout the book to help readers envision this inventive fantasy world and the many strange creatures that inhabit it.” —Booklist starred review of Stormchaser “Sure to please the Potter fans.” —Detroit Free Press on The Edge Chronicles

The Nameless One Book 1 of the Cade Saga Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell Stewart and Riddell return to the world of the Edge Chronicles with the first in a brand-new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter If he didn’t get out of the city now, he was as good as dead. Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous “descender” Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all of his supporters—including Cade. So now he has to run. With no money and nowhere else to go, Cade’s only option is to stow away aboard the Xanth Filatine—a mighty sky-ship bound for the city of Hive. But getting onto the ship is only the beginning of his troubles as he runs afoul of thieving goblins, brutal skymarshals, and the unpleasant-sounding threat of “skyfiring.” Welcome to a world like no other. Welcome to the Edge. Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers. They are the cocreators of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold more then three million books worldwide and is now available in more than 30 languages. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Fiction/Fantasy • 368 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 9780552567572 • May • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Corgi

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Blackberry Blue And Other Fairy Tales Jamila Gavin Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals, and wicked witches, with these six brand-new breathtaking fairy tales “Gavin’s six stories are spooky, engaging and refreshing in their originality. Complemented by Richard Collingridge’s atmospheric illustrations, this lovely book deserves to become a classic.” —Bookseller “A rich and almost Gothic drama.”  —Philip Pullman on Coram Boy Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant young readers. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch, follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king, and join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse. A diverse cast of multicultural heroes and heroines populate these haunting, utterly original stories. Beautifully written, they blend magic with the macabre, and are accompanied by stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge that will take your breath away. Jamila Gavin has been short-listed for many of the major children’s book awards, including the Smarties Award and the Guardian Award. Coram Boy won the Children’s Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, before being adapted for the stage. Fiction/Folklore • 240 Pages • 5 x 8 • 91 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 9781848531079 • May • $10.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Tamarind

Shine Candy Gourlay A haunting, intense, and moving novel which weaves myths and ghosts into a modern setting, and is for anyone who has ever had to fight for the right to make their own way in life “Gourlay has created something very special here . . . [Shine] is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world . . . all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax. . . . She has truly found her voice.”  —Guardian “Will capture the hearts and minds of sports lovers—and just about everyone else as well.”  —Booklist starred review of Tall Story Rosa suffers from a rare condition that renders her mute. She lives on the strange island of Mirasol where the rain never seems to stop. In the gloom of the island, its superstitious residents are haunted by all sorts of fears, and they shun people who suffer from Rosa’s condition, believing them to be monsters. So Rosa must live hidden away in an isolated house with its back to the rest of the world, with only the internet for a social life. But Rosa has no desire to leave Mirasol. This is where her mother died and every night she lights a candle on the windowsill. The islanders believe this is the way to summon ghosts, and Rosa wants her mother back. One day she is befriended by a boy online who calls himself Ansel95—and she quickly realizes that this is one friendship that can take place in the real world. Can she really trust him? What does he want from her? And then Mother turns up at the front door. As Rosa’s social life blossoms, how will she seize the freedom to be who she really is? Candy Gourlay is the author of Tall Story, which won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Book Award in the Philippines, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and was short-listed for 13 prizes including the Blue Peter, the Waterstones Prize, and the Branford Boase. Fiction • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 9781848531321 • July • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Tamarind

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Operation Green Parrot Stephen Dando-Collins Everyone’s favorite canine hero is back in an exciting new adventure After the brother of Mexican crime lord Carlos Marron—known as El Lorro Verde, or the Green Parrot—is killed when a rival gang sets off a car bomb in San Antonio, Texas, Carlos sees on TV that the now world-famous explosive detection dog Caesar has found a second bomb at the scene. Carlos orders his inept subordinates to kidnap the dog so that Caesar can protect him from future bombs. When Ben leaves Caesar in quarantine in Texas, the gang swoops. Now, Ben, Charlie, and the GRRR team have to locate and rescue Caesar in Mexico, in the middle of a deadly crime cartel war. Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of several books, including Crack Hardy, Mistaken Identity, and Tank Boys. Fiction/Military • 304 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 2–7 9780857984715 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

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Under Cover Chris Ryan An edge-of-your-seat thriller from a British military special forces hero Frankie is a street kid—sharp, quick, and usually up to no good. When he tries to steal from the wrong people, he is saved by a mysterious man called Dara who makes Frankie a compelling offer: an apartment and a sizeable weekly allowance. All he has to do is take lessons from Dara. Soon Frankie finds himself learning about surveillance techniques, how to make himself invisible in a crowd, and hand-to-hand combat. But what is this all for? Frankie has no idea until he’s given his first mission and finds his whole world turned upside down. Chris Ryan served in the Special Air Service (SAS) for 10 years and was awarded the Military Medal for his work under cover in Iraq. He now travels the world as a security expert. His previous children’s book was Agent 21. Fiction • 352 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781849410113 • July $12.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US Red Fox

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Lone Wolf Robert Muchamore Book four of the new CHERUB series—for official purposes, these children do not exist “Cherub leads the market for action series.” —Bookseller “Moves quickly with lots of action and suspense. . . . James is a convincing character who becomes more appealing as the story progresses.” —School Library Journal on The Dealer Fay has spent 18 months locked up in a Secure Training Center. Drug deals and rip-offs are the only things this teenager knows. Now she’s back on the street, looking to settle old scores. CHERUB agents Ryan and Ning need Fay’s knowledge to unearth a major drug importer. They’re trained professionals with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. But Fay’s made a lot of enemies and she’s running out of time. Robert Muchamore is the author of the Cherub and Henderson’s Boys series. Fiction • 352 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781444914115 • July • $10.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hodder Children’s

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CRYPT Ghosts are the stuff of fiction, right? Wrong. The government just doesn’t want you to know about them. Welcome to the CRYPT: the Covert Response Youth Paranormal Team, on a mission to protect the public against vicious paranormal activity.

Guardians’ Reckoning Andrew Hammond The fifth in Andrew Hammond’s fast-paced and action-packed CRYPT series Jud Lester is the Covert Response Youth Paranormal Team’s star agent. When the police are unable to solve a crime, they call in CRYPT. But with four deadly and dangerous missions behind them, can Jud and the team get to the bottom of yet another mystery? Andrew Hammond is a former teacher who now works as an educational consultant and motivational speaker. Fiction • 352 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9780755378258 • May • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US Headline Book Publishing

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Brumby Mountain Karen Wood In this fifth book in the warm-hearted Diamond Spirit series, Jess and Luke are out to foil the “brumby runners” who so callously trap wild mountain horses and leave them broken and traumatized. Can they save the wild horses? “This is a satisfying horse story with a spirited heroine who is very believable as she copes with issues of friendship and loss. . . . For those looking for a good horse tale, this is a winner.”  —School Library Journal on Diamond Spirit “Although this book is an obvious choice for horse lovers, other readers will appreciate its understated drama and clear prose. . . . Summery and a little bit soapy, this is fine poolside reading.”  —Booklist Online on Diamond Spirit Jess ran out to the front gate. “What are you doing? Where are you going?” “I’m going to stop those brumby runners,” Luke wrenched open the door of the ute and climbed in. “What brumby runners? You don’t even know who they are or where they come from.” “I know where the horses come from.” When Luke brings home a truckload of traumatized “brumbies,” or feral horses, some with horrific injuries, Jess agrees something must be done. Can Jess, Luke, and their friends foil the runners and save the wild mountain horses from their cruel fate? And in going back to Matty’s Flat, will Luke discover where he really belongs? Karen Wood is a syndicated columnist and contributes to various magazines. Fiction • 252 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 9781742378633 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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The Keeper Darragh Martin “A new star of the fantasy genre . . . kids will gobble up this magical treat. The Keeper is far too good for my liking. Martin must be stopped.” —Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl series “A thrilling story mixing Irish myth and contemporary life.”  —Irish Times Ordinary books don’t move. Ordinary books are quite happy waiting to be picked up. You could leave an ordinary book somewhere uncomfortable—at the bottom of a dark schoolbag or in the middle of a shop window—and it wouldn’t dare budge, even if it had to sneeze. Nobody had told the Book of Magic this, though, so it jumped into Oisín’s hands without so much as a flap of its pages. Oisín is not sure he wants to be Keeper of the Book of Magic—but when his little sister Sorcha is kidnapped by the Morrígan, a raven-goddess with a heart as dark as her feathers, he has to learn how to use the Book for good. Soon Oisín has a long journey ahead of him with only Stephen, his annoying older brother, and Antimony, a headstrong orphan with her own quest, to help him. Facing snow snakes, shadow fish, and mountains of wind, the three children have to decide whether or not they can trust each other—and the mysterious Book that’s leading them—if they want to reach the Morrígan’s Hill of Bones before it’s too late to get the last ever train home. This thrilling Celtic fantasy is perfect for fans of J. K. Rowling, Eoin Colfer, and J. R. R. Tolkien. A map and a glossary are included. Darragh Martin was given a Fulbright Scholarship to develop his writing in 2006. He teaches literature at Columbia University and lives in New York City. Fiction/Folklore & Mythology • 280 Pages • 6 x 9 1 Map • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 9781908195845 • April • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada & South America • Little Island Books

Valentina Kevin McDermott Remarkable dystopian fiction told in the sharp voice of a heroine with a chip on her shoulder “McDermott skilfully links his speculative vision of a possible future with intriguing echoes of the country’s history and, in the process, gives us a novel ambitious in its scope and impressive in its attainment.” —Irish Times “This caustic and profane teenager lives in our imagination, much as does Princess Mia in Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries. This is the work of an author playing adroitly to his strengths.” —Books for Keeps  Most of the world is burning or flooded. The temperate zones are still habitable, and one small island is teeming with climate refugees. Life in the Badlands is dangerous, disease ridden, violent, and controlled by gangsters and terrorists. But Valentina lives high in the privileged Citadel, at the heart of the heavily protected Green Zone. She is the president’s daughter, sheltered, spoiled, and arrogant. When she makes a secret trip to the Badlands, however, with her friends, Pippa and Damian, she is forced to face up to the realities of life on the island and to the responsibilities her position brings with it. This work also features a map and a glossary. Kevin McDermott is a writer who works in teacher education and is the editor of Teaching English magazine. Fiction/Fantasy • 272 Pages • 5.25 x 7.75 • Ages 12–15 • Grades 7–10 9781908195203 • April • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Little Island Books

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Bartolomé

The Infanta’s Pet Rachel Van Kooij Translated by Siobhán Parkinson Commended for its treatment of disability, this is a beautifully written historical novel with a gripping plot, in which being different ultimately makes an already strong boy even stronger “Wonderfully moving. . . . The translation by Siobhán Parkinson is excellent—so good that the reader is never aware that it is a translation. This is a novel about humanity as much as history, and will be enjoyed by both children and adults.” —School Librarian “Nothing is lost in translation in this special book that is part novel, part history and wholly a work of art.”  —Sunday Independent

• The International Board on Books for Young People selected Bartolomé for its Young People with Disabilities catalog Madrid in the 17th century is not a kind place for a dwarf like Bartolomé, and his family has to keep him hidden in a small back room. His dream is to be able to read and write, and when he hears that a dwarf like himself works in the King’s court, he is heartened, knowing that he could have the chance to make something of himself, too. Then a plan goes awfully wrong, and the king’s little daughter, the Infanta, sees Bartolomé and wants to have him as her “human dog.” Life in the royal palace is scary and humiliating— until Bartolomé discovers the artist’s studio. Colorful, gripping, and written with real warmth, this is an inspiring story of courage and hope. Rachel van Kooij is author of several books. She has been a special needs teacher and currently works with people who are handicapped. Siobhán Parkinson is a translator, a publisher, and the author of more than 25 books, including Blue Like Friday, Kathleen: The Celtic Knot, and Spellbound: Tales of Enchantment from Ireland. She was Ireland’s first Children’s Laureate from 2010 to 2012. Fiction/Mystery • 208 Pages • 5.25 x 7.75 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781908195265 • April • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & South America • Little Island Books

The Company of Ghosts Berlie Doherty A beautiful ghost story from a Carnegie Medal–winning writer of young adult fiction “Haunting in every sense of the word, and full of unforgettable images.” —Books for Keeps, Best Books of the Year “The writing is flawless, the pacing perfect. This is historical fiction at its finest.”  —School Library Journal on Treason It was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. Ellie’s own reflection was drawn into it, like a ghost image among the lights and shadows. “That’s our island,” Morag said. “It looks mysterious.” “It is. That’s where we’re going tomorrow.” Ellie is excited to be going with Morag’s family to their beautiful island, but when she finds herself abandoned there, things begin to change. Footsteps, shadows, strange lights, a haunting song; more and more she becomes aware that she is not really on her own. Berlie Doherty has written more than 35 books for children, including Classic Fairy Tales, The Goblin Baby, The Nutcracker, and Treason. She has twice won the Carnegie Medal. Fiction • 272 Pages • 5 x 7.5 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781849397292 • April $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US Andersen Press

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Crooked Leg Road Jennifer Walsh Whispered secrets, a missing boy, a hidden shack, and a mysterious family. An exciting new mystery adventure, perfect for fans of Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome. “I’m not saying anything until you tell me some stuff. Like, who are you really?” “I can’t say,” said Skender. “We’re stuck, then,” said Kitty firmly. “But I am sorry about spying on you. David’s grandfather says he hasn’t been kidnapped after all.” “You were right, though, to think that he was in danger,” said Skender. “I heard my parents talking. I don’t think your friend is safe at all.” It’s the end of a long, hot summer, and mystery is the last thing on the minds of friends Kitty, David, Andrea, and Martin. Then Andrea spots a strange van parked behind David’s house, and a few days later, he disappears. Kitty is convinced he’s been kidnapped—and that the secretive new boy has something to do with it—but David’s family say he’s safe. Only why won’t they say where he’s gone? The friends don’t know it, but they’ve stumbled on a sinister plot involving a criminal gang, a planned kidnapping, and a school event that could go very, very wrong. Jennifer Walsh is the author of the novel The Tunnels of Tarcoola. Fiction • 216 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 9781743316931 • May • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan Allen & Unwin

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Racing the Moon Michelle Morgan A moving novel about a teenage boy’s coming-of-age amid the pressures and hardships of the Great Depression Thirteen-year-old Joe Riley lives with his violent father. When his hometown is hit by the Great Depression, his family gets involved with illegal activites to make ends meet. Joe is then sent to live at a Catholic boarding school, where he is faced with new hardships that further test his resilency and character. This is an unsentimental portrait of the 1930s Great Depression era. Impeccably researched and accessible, strong topics—including the realities of the Great Depression, domestic violence, and sexual abuse—are dealt with sensitively and at a level suitable for a young reader. Michelle Morgan is a librarian who has written several plays. This is her debut novel. Fiction • 240 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781743316351 • June • $13.99 (Can $16.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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THROUGH MY EYES A powerful and moving fiction series about children living in contemporary conflict zones, presenting stories that are character driven but based on meticulous research and understanding of the issues each war-torn region raises. A dedicated website offers Teacher’s Notes and other resources.

Amina J. L. Powers Edited by Lyn White A moving, fictional account of one child’s life in a conflict zone, in Mogadishu, Somalia “This touching story brings home vividly the dangers of creating art that seeks to be true—and all the more so during a vicious civil war, interwoven with religious extremism. Thankfully, Amina’s teenage curiosity and courage also signal hope.” —Beverley Naidoo, author, Journey to Jo’Burg “Powerfully combines timely storylines regarding illegal immigration, school violence, and racial tension.” —Publishers Weekly starred review The Confessional “A beautifully done and very important series.” —Deborah Ellis, author, The Breadwinner Amina lives on the edges of Mogadishu. Her family’s house has been damaged in Somalia’s long civil war, but they continue to live there, reluctant to leave their home. Anima’s world is shattered when government forces come to arrest her father because his art has been officially censored, deemed too political. Then rebel forces kidnap Amina’s brother, forcing him to become a soldier in Somalia’s brutal ongoing war. Although her mother and grandmother are still with her, Amina feels vulnerable and abandoned. Secretly, she begins to create her own artwork in the streets and the derelict buildings to give herself a sense of hope and to let out the burden of her heart. Her artwork explodes into Mogadishu’s underground world, providing a voice for people all over the city who hope for a better, more secure future. J. L. Powers is the author of two previous novels, The Confessional and This Thing Called the Future, and the editor of a number of books, anthologies, and journals. She is a regular contributor to The Pirate Tree, a blog on social justice and children’s literature. She lives in San Bruno, California. Lyn White is a school teacher-librarian and ESL teacher with more than 20 years of experience. Fiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 9781743312490 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The One and Only Jack Chant Rosie Borella Who is Jack Chant? And why is he hanging around her nursing home? That’s the question 16-year-old Amber must ask herself as she’s taken on a poignant journey of mystery, romance, and self-discovery. Amber’s year off school is not turning out the way she planned. She’s the only loser left in town and she’s looking after old people in a nursing home to earn some money. The only thing making life bearable is meeting the exciting, enigmatic Jack Chant. But is Jack solid flesh and blood, or a kind of dreamy fantasy? A suspenseful, romantic ghost story about life—and death—in all its messiness and wonder. Rosie Borella is a debut author. Fiction • 328 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13–16 • Grades 8–11 9781743311387 • May • $13.99 (Can $16.99) Paper Rights: United States, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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Along the Way Jacqueline Kolosov Three friends, 33 days, and 500 miles walking the Camino de Santiago add up to one journey they’ll never forget “This complex novel, similar in theme to Suzanne Crowley’s The Stolen One, is written with great style and is full of period details.” —School Library Journal on A Sweet Disorder

• Co-op available Piper Rose, Dani Shapiro, and Alexandra ‘Tessa’ Louise De Mille Morrow share a history that goes back to their preschool years in Chicago when their families were still intact. Now Piper lives in Evanston with her divorced dad, her estranged, unstable mother popping in and out of her life at random moments. Meanwhile, Dani’s been living in Santa Fe with a psychologist mom pregnant with her fiancé’s IVF babies. The blueblood Tessa resides on a prominent street in Boston and dreams of a romantic and well-heeled love story like that of her great-grandmother who went to France during World War II. Now that it’s the summer before college, these radically different friends decide to celebrate their history and their future by walking the legendary pilgrimage along the Way of St. James, from the French Pyrenees to the Spanish city of Santiago. Along the way, each young woman must learn to believe in herself as well as in her friends, as their collective journey unfolds into the experience of a lifetime. Jacqueline Kolosov teaches creative writing and literature at Texas Tech University. She is the author of the young adult novels Grace from China, Red Queen’s Daughter, and A Sweet Disorder, and the poetry collection Memory of Blue. She lives in Lubbock, Texas. Fiction • 300 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Paper: 9781941311486 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth: 9781941311479 • April • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

Flesh and Bone William Alton A literary novel for young adults that deals with a despairing teen uncertain about his sexual preferences who turns to drugs, alcohol, and unreliable friends for solace

• Co-op available Told in a series of images and fragments, Flesh and Bone is a raw and real portrayal of a teen struggling to find love in his life. When Bill’s father leaves and he and his mother move far away to live with her parents, his whole world implodes. His grandparents are cold and distant, his mom is distant both physically and emotionally as she deals with her own struggles, and his dad is just gone. Bill explores his sexuality with multiple partners as he searches for love and compassion and turns to drugs and alcohol to dull the pain of loneliness. Flesh and Bone is a powerful tale that sheds light on the dark places of the soul. William Alton has had his work appear in Breadcrumb Scabs, Main Channel Voices, and World Audience, among other publications. He is the author of the poetry collections Drowning Is a Slow Business and Heroes of Silence and the memoir My Name Is Bill. In 2010 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Fiction/Gay Studies • 200 Pages • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up Paper: 9781941311462 • May • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth: 9781941311455 • May • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.

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THE UNSEEN

Celeste Book 2

Johnny Worthen In book two of this remarkable series, the sleepy little town of Jamesford becomes a national battleground of faith and science, hatred and hope “Worthen deftly sketches a flawed and enthralling character in Eleanor. She’s a complex mixture of vulnerable and dangerous . . . Readers will clamor for more of the lore surrounding her past.” —Kirkus Reviews on Eleanor

• Co-op available • Author tour to include San Diego (July) Eleanor—the girl whose life depends on not being noticed—is at the center of it all. Trusting David with the secret of what she is, Eleanor tries to keep the promise she made her mother to rejoin humanity, even if Eleanor might not be human. She dreams of a future beyond mere survival, beyond fear and loneliness—a future where she matters. But Jamesford is plagued with strangers, a predator is on the loose, and the rumors surrounding the girl from Cedar Street never quite disappear. Johnny Worthen is the author of Beatrysel, Dr. Stuart’s Heart, Eleanor, and Little Visible Delight. He lives in Sandy, Utah. Fiction • 360 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781631630224 • June • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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Crashing Down Kate McCaffrey Lucy is under pressure to succeed and needs to focus on her end-of-year exams—the last thing she needs now is an intense boyfriend. “Not a book for those looking for a lighthearted beach read, Crashing Down is instead a very engaging and challenging novel for those looking for a book that will make them think, with a storyline that will linger and continue to raise questions long after the final page is read.” —Kids’ Book Review

• Author’s previous books sold more than 40,000 copies Even though Carl loves Lucy, breaking up with him feels like the only way to keep her dreams on track. But sometimes even right decisions can have awful consequences. Carl crashes his car, breaking his best friend’s neck and leaving himself in a coma. Meanwhile, Lucy discovers that she’s pregnant. What unfolds is a complex drama, full of unexpected twists and turns that will keep teen readers hooked until the very end. Kate McCaffrey is the author of three award-winning novels for young adults: Beautiful Monster, Destroying Avalon, and In Ecstasy. Fiction • 304 Pages • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781922089854 • April • $14.95 (Can $17.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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PROSPERO CHRONICLES

Shards F. J. R. Titchenell and Matt Carter With a strong Lovecraftian bent, this is the continuing saga of ordinary human resistors who must sacrifice their normal lives in favor of fighting for all humankind

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Los Angeles When autumn descends on Prospero, California, Ben Pastor hopes that the normality of the new school year may offer a reprieve from the town’s recent paranormal horrors. Mina Todd, however, knows all too well that there are no reprieves and no normality in this town, especially after she starts having crippling, unexplained hallucinations of the dead. But even she can’t prepare for what the coming year holds. On top of a brewing civil war that threatens all of humanity, inside the walls of Prospero High, Ben, Mina and their expanding network face a sinister campaign that aims to destroy their friendship, a newly human Haley Perkin struggling to readjust to life, and an assassin of untold power who is picking off human rebels. Ben and Mina’s one hope may rest with a mysterious figure hiding in the woods outside of town; a living legend who may know how to stop this dangerous new breed of supernatural foe. That is, assuming the figure doesn’t first kill everyone himself. F. J. R. Titchenell is the author of Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of) and several young adult, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror short stories. Matt Carter is the author of various horror, sci-fi, and young adult fiction. They are the coauthors of Splinters, the first book in the Prospero Chronicles. They live in San Gabriel, California. Fiction • 330 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781631630187 • May • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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THE MOONLIGHT TRILOGY

Storm Moon Teri Harman A betrayal, an invasion, and a plan that has spanned centuries are all unleashed in this, the final installment of the Moonlight Trilogy

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Salt Lake City and Boise, Idaho After marrying her soul mate Simon Howard, Willa Fairfield prepares for the couple’s honeymoon. But, unbeknownst to her, it is not Simon who is sleeping beside her; it is Bartholomew the Dark, the legendary and dangerous witch. As Willa’s mother watches the couple leave for Europe, she has the inescapable feeling that something is terribly wrong, even as she tries to convince herself that she stopped believing such signs a long time ago when she turned away from a life of magic. How can Willa fight an enemy hidden behind Simon’s eyes? Can she discover the evil that resides inside him when Bartholomew has the ability to control her mind? How can she save Simon and herself before Bartholomew destroys everything? With equal dashes of horror, romance, and adventure, this is the conclusion to the Moonlight Trilogy. Teri Harman is the author of the Moonlight Trilogy, which includes Blood Moon and Black Moon. She lives in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Fiction • 450 Pages • 6 x 9 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781631630309 • July • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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DIMENSIONS IN DEATH

Green Death The Brothers Washburn The final book in the Dimensions in Death series “Scary, fun, and cool.” —Kirkus Reviews on Mojave Green

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Denver and Detroit (July); Long Beach and Los Angeles, California (August); and Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah (September) In an ongoing fight with the unearthly predators invading their small hometown of Trona, California, Camm and Cal have watched their feelings for each other deepen. However, well-meaning but misguided federal agents have torn them apart, arresting Cal and expanding the manhunt for Camm. Attempting to protect Camm, Cal strikes a deal with the agents to guide an expedition through the portal in the Searles Mansion to the parallel dimension of the deadly Mojave Green, where Cal’s friend, Lenny is lost. The agents believe the mansion holds the secret to controlling alien crossovers and believe Cal can help them uncover an ancient secret. Not understanding what Cal is doing, Camm is devastated by Cal’s apparent betrayal. Making matters worse, Agent Allen, Camm’s secret ally, is compelled also to join the mission to save Lenny. Camm is left alone to face her worst nightmare: a seemingly indestructible creature of unknown origins who is filled with a burning hatred and an all-consuming desire to track her down and eat her alive. The Brothers Washburn (Andy and Berk Washburn) are both lawyers the coauthors of Pitch Green and Mojave Green, the first two books in the Dimensions in Death series. Andy Washburn lives in Henderson, Colorado. Berk Washburn lives in St. George, Utah. Fiction • 325 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781631630347 • July • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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Pitch Green

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Try Looking Ahead Jason Rodriguez A collection of stories featuring kids who don’t have much, yet carve out life lessons and minor victories for themselves in their fantastical worlds This young adult collection of Twilight Zone–inspired short stories is a stunning assortment of modern-day twists on classic fables and science fiction standards that tell of a girl who can live in yesterday, a boy who can see through mountains, and a closet monster hunter. These impoverished youth don’t have a lot, but make the most of what they have. As is always the case, every gift comes with responsibility, every vision comes with unwanted knowledge, and nothing is ever what it seems. Jason Rodriguez is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer and editor. He is the author of Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, and his work has been published by Dark Horse Comics, Random House, and several small publishers. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Fiction • 80 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780990319153 • April • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Rights: World Rosarium Publishing

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REDISCOVERED CLASSICS

The Mark of the Horse Lord Rosemary Sutcliff “There was a smell of blood mingling with the smell of burning that still clung about scorched timber and blackened thatch, and a great wailing rose from the watching crowd. The old High Priest dipped a finger in the blood and made a sign with it on Phaedrus’s forehead, above the Mark of the Horse Lord.”

• Co-op available So began the ceremony that was to make young Phaedrus, ex-slave and gladiator, Horse Lord of the Dalriadain. Phaedrus had come a long way since the fight in the arena that gained him his freedom. He had left behind his old Roman life and identity and had entered another, more primitive, world—that of the British tribes in the far north. In this world of superstition and ancient ritual, of fierce loyalties and intertribal rivalry, Phaedrus found companionship and love, and something more—a purpose and a meaning to his life as he came fully to understand the significance of the Mark of the Horse Lord. First published in 1965 but long out of print, The Mark of the Horse Lord has been acclaimed by many readers as the finest of Rosemary Sutcliff’s many novels, imparting true insight into the nature of leadership, identity, heroism, loyalty, and sacrifice. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 novels for young adults, including Black Ships Before Troy, The Eagle of the Ninth, and The Wanderings of Odysseus; five adult novels, including Sword at Sunset; and several books of nonfiction. Fiction • 320 Pages • 5.25 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781613731543 (Replaces 9781932425628) • July • $12.95 (NCR) Paper Rights: US • Chicago Review Press

THE ADVENTURES OF RADISSON

The Adventures of Radisson 2 Back to the New World Martin Fournier The next installment in the series, this book follows the young, 17th-century explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson from North America to France and back

• Co-op available • Advertising in Canadian Teacher magazine After spending two years with his new Iroquois family, Radisson escapes and sails across the Atlantic to Holland before boarding ship to head down the west coast of France. Using his wits and the skills picked up in the New World (present-day Canada), he makes his way up the Loire and arrives in Paris. But war for the succession of the king of France has razed the faubourg where he had lived with his family. So Radisson agrees to sign on with the Jesuits who are intent on evangelizing the New World. His return to the St. Lawrence Valley means assuming responsibility for his past, but also honoring his commitment to the. The New World is rife with challenge and conflict as cultures and economies collide. His mastery of the Mohawk language and knowledge of their culture make him a much-needed strategist and diplomat as plans are hatched to establish a new mission in the heart of Iroquois territory, which until recently was home to New France’s mortal enemy. Martin Fournier is a historian and the author of several books, including the Adventures of Radisson series. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec. Fiction/History • 240 Pages • 5 x 7.5 2 Maps • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781771860260 • April $16.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Rights: World • Baraka Books

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GLOSS Marilyn Kaye Marilyn Kaye is the bestselling author of the Gifted series and the Replica series. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up May • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Gloss

Gossip, secrets, and fashion abound in the lives of Gloss magazine’s newest interns in this new series set in 1960s New York—perfect for teenage fans of Mad Men, Ugly Betty, and Sex in the City

New York, 1963: fashion, music, and attitudes are changing, and there’s nowhere in in the world more exciting. Sherry, Donna, Allison, and Pamela have each landed a dream internship at Gloss, America’s number-one fashion magazine. Each girl is trying to make her mark on 1960s New York, and each finds herself thrown head-first into the buzzing world of celebrity, high-end fashion, and gossip. But everything isn’t as glamorous as it seems— secrets from the past threaten to shatter their dreams. They’re finding out that romance in New York is as unpredictable and thrilling as the city itself. 400 Pages • 9781447223979

Summer Scandal

The Gloss interns are back, and life in New York City is just as complicated as ever in a series that evokes The Devil Wears Prada and Mad Men

It’s the summer of 1964 and the four Gloss interns are back in New York. Sherry is working at Gloss when she gets involved in the civil rights movement and finds herself falling in love with someone she never expected to; Donna is caught up in the world of high fashion and Upper East Side rich kids; Pamela is desperate to become an actress, no matter what it takes; and Allison is finding out that going steady with a teen heartthrob isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The girls are discovering that following your heart sometimes means that you can’t follow your dreams. 336 Pages • 9781447223993

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PRIMROSE LEARY Deirdre Sullivan A trilogy of novels which follow Prim through to her 16th year, this series features fast-paced, diary-style writing, realistically relating the daily life of a 13-year-old girl. In-text design makes them beautiful on every page. Deirdre Sullivan is a grade school teacher and the author of the Nightmare Club series, under the name Annie Graves. Each: Fiction • 5.25 x 7.75 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Little Island Books

Prim Improper

The first in a series about a deeply loveable protagonist, by a writer with an impeccable ear for a real teenage voice “The best children’s-fiction debut I’ve read in a long time. . . . Few authors can write hilarious books about serious subjects without awkward shifts in tone, but Sullivan pulls it off brilliantly.” —Irish Times

Primrose Leary has just started middle school. Likes: her pet rat, Roderick; her best friend, Joel; and being a little bit different (but not in the weird different sense—she wouldn’t like to be the only bald girl in her class or the only girl who always smelled of ham, or anything). Dislikes: living with Fintan (her mustachioed dad), the boy school that Joel’s toddled off to without her, and not having her mother around any more. Hilariously and cleverly written, Prim Improper is the debut novel from Deirdre Sullivan. 250 Pages • 9781848409484 • April

Improper Order

The second in a funny, smart, and touching series, perfect for fans of Louise Rennison “Primrose’s second outing is just as funny, sad and convincing as her first. More, please!” —Anna Carey, author, Eve

Primrose Leary is a witty, wonderfully weird teenager whose friends are pairing up around her. Even Prim’s Dad is loved up, and she’s starting to feel a little lonely. But when Prim accidentally hooks up with Kevin, things start to get messy. And when it’s revealed that beautiful Mac’s dad is the drunk driver who knocked down and killed Prim’s mother, Prim has some serious work to do to untangle her feelings. 240 Pages • 9781908195234 • June

Primperfect

Desperately funny, and desperately touching—the third and final installment in the diaries of Primrose Leary

In the event of my untimely death, please burn this unread. No, don’t DO it! Prim’s alive (though the dashing Roderick is, alas, no more). She’s 16. She’s trying to make sense of her mother’s diaries. She is trying desperately to make Joel be friends with her again, but he’s all friends with Karen (aka the devil) now, and Prim’s found a boy called Robb-with-two-bees, and then there’s Steve the Goblin, and her dad’s getting together with you’ll-never-guess-who, and as for what’s going on with Ciara and Syzmon? Everything’s a little imperfect. 280 Pages • 9781908195906 • August

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Briar Rose Jana Oliver Happily ever after might not be possible in this dark and sexy retelling of a modern-day Sleeping Beauty Briar Rose believes in fairy tales . . . and now, because of a family curse, she’s living one. Doomed to fall asleep for 100 years on her 16th birthday, Briar has woken up in the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of, miles away from the safe, boring smalltown life that she has left behind. Briar must fight her way out of the story, but she can’t do it alone. She always believed in handsome princes, and now that she’s met one, her only chance is to put her life in his hands, or there will be no happily ever after and no waking up. Jana Oliver is the author of the Demon Trappers series, Tangled Souls, and the Time Rovers series. She lives in Atlanta. Fiction • 480 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up 9781447241096 • May • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Hurt Tabitha Suzuma A gripping novel for teen fans of Jodi Picoult and Jenny Downham At 17, Mathéo Walsh is Britain’s most promising diving champion. He is wealthy, popular—and there’s Lola, the girlfriend of his dreams. But then there was that weekend. A weekend he cannot bring himself to remember. All he knows is that what happened has changed him. Mathéo is faced with the most devastating choice of his life: keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger; or confess, and lose Lola for ever. Tabitha Suzuma is the author of Forbidden. Fiction • 416 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781849415200 • April • $13.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Definitions

Skin Deep Laura Jarratt An against-the-odds love story at the heart of a book for teens about prejudice, courage, and a dark, compelling mystery—short-listed for a Romantic Novelists Association Award Ugly people don’t have feelings. They’re not like everyone else. They don’t notice if you stare at them and turn away. And if they did notice, it wouldn’t hurt them. They’re not like real people. Or that’s what I used to think. Before I learned . . . After the car crash that leaves her best friend dead, Jenna is permanently scarred. She struggles to rebuild her life, but every stare in the street, every time she looks in the mirror, makes her want to retreat further from the world. Until she meets Ryan. Ryan’s a traveler. When he and his mother moor their narrow boat on the outskirts of a village, she tells him this time it will be different. He doesn’t believe her; he can’t imagine why this place shouldn’t be as unwelcoming as the rest. Until he meets Jenna. But as Jenna and Ryan grow closer, repercussions from the crash continue to reverberate through the community. And then a body is found. Laura Jarratt is the author of By Any Other Name. Fiction • 384 Pages • 5 x 8 Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781405256728 • April $12.99 (NCR) Paper Rights: US • Egmont UK

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CHRISSIE KEIGHERY Chrissie Keighery Chrissie Keighery is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up! under the pseudonym Chrissy Perry. Each: Fiction • 5.5 x 8.5 • April • $12.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

Whisper

A beautifully written coming-of-age tale about a 15-year-old girl whose life is altered by sudden deafness

I’m always trying to figure out what’s really going on. Always having to fill in the gaps, but never getting all the details. It’s like trying to do a jigsaw when I don’t even know what the picture is, and I’m missing one of the vital middle pieces. How do you know if your friends are talking about you being your back, or if a boy likes you? They could act all innocent, but you’d know from the rumors. You’d hear the whispers. But what if you couldn’t hear those whispers anymore? Being a teenager is hard enough. But what about being a deaf teenager? Demi is 15 years old when her world is shattered by illness. Waking up in hospital, she can see people are talking and moving around her, but she can hear nothing. As the days and weeks pass, it becomes clear that Demi is locked in a silent world and this is a world she must now learn to navigate. This unique, touching story explores the universal theme of finding your place, against a fascinating backdrop. 288 Pages • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • 9781921759321

Love Is the New Black

A funny and flirty read—perfect for fans of The Devil Meets Prada

Piper Bancroft has been thrown a lifeline: her godmother has set her up with a job at a top fashion magazine in Australia. Having ruined her chances of getting into college, Piper is ready to grasp this opportunity with both hands. But when Piper starts her new magazine job, she’s as out of place as her fake Marc Jacobs handbag. Piper’s determined to do a great job and prove she’s got what it takes to make it. But there’s one very large distraction getting in her way: her completely gorgeous—and completely off-limits—boss. He could just be the most perfect man she wishes she’d never met. 256 Pages • Ages 15 & Up • Grades 10 & Up • 9781742973562

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Counterfeit Love Julie Fison Is Lucy Yang’s perfect man not so perfect after all? Lucy Yang is loving her first television job in Hong Kong. She works hard and plays hard, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship if she wants to become a TV news anchor by the time she’s 21. Besides, what man could live up to her impossibly high standards? Then she meets Byron, and her world is turned upside-down. Funny, clever, and impossibly gorgeous, Byron might just satisfy all of Lucy’s criteria. Sure, he’s a little cagey about his job, but what businessman in Hong Kong doesn’t want to protect trade secrets? But as Lucy desperately tries to get to the bottom of a potentially huge news story, Byron keeps popping up in the most unlikely places. Is it just a coincidence? Or is Byron not the perfect man Lucy thought he was? Julie Fison worked in television news internationally before becoming an author. Fiction • 256 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up 9781742977386 • May • $11.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

Twice Upon a Time Kate Forster A European summer vacation gets a whole lot warmer when Cinda meets a prince, or two! Cinda’s backpacking trip takes an unexpected turn when she meets gorgeous, fun-loving, and incredibly wealthy Ludo in Italy. Suddenly, Cinda is thrust into the glamorous world of the super rich, and she’s hanging out on yachts and villas all over Europe. It’s the ultimate summer fling— what more could a girl want? It’s only when Cinda meets Gus, Ludo’s equally gorgeous twin brother—and heir to the Sardinian throne—that she starts to realize true happiness is not just about how much you party. And that true love can be found in the most unexpected places. Both prince brothers are determined to win Cinda’s heart, and one of them will throw everything away to be with her, but will it be the right one? Kate Forster is a debut author. Fiction • 377 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up 9781742976792 • May • $11.99 (NCR) • Rights: US • Hardie Grant Egmont

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I CAN CRAFT Each: Nonfiction/Crafts & Hobbies • 8.5 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Available • Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Annies

I Can Cross Stitch Elizabeth Spurlock Learn to cross-stitch and create fun wall décor, pillows, tote bags, keepsake boxes, and so much more! Easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions, color charts, photos, and illustrations guide beginner cross-stitchers through each project. Who knew learning could be so much fun and so colorful? Elizabeth Spurlock is a designer and design director for craft publishers as well as a freelance designer. She also teaches cross-stitching for beginners. She lives in Atlanta. 48 Pages • 17 Charts 9781573674492 • $8.99 (Can $10.99)

I Can Paper Craft Annie’s Kids will be excited about the great items they can create while learning paper crafts. Projects include four colorful greeting cards, a stylish paper bead necklace and bracelet set, and a handy paper tole message board. Who knew learning could be this much fun? Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie’s books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana. 44 Pages • 75 Color Photos • 1 Line Drawing 9781573675307 • $9.99 (Can $11.99)

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Modern Art Adventures

36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Artists from Monet to Banksy Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw Bold and experimental art activities and for children who love to draw outside of the lines

• Co-op available Modern Art Adventures introduces young artists to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known works of modern art—including Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait with Small Monkey, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Jackson Pollock’s Lavender Mist, and Banksy’s Flower—giving readers inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the each featured piece of art and the projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to comic cut-outs, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child’s natural creative abilities. No prior knowledge of modern art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover. Maja Pitamic has taught art to young children for nearly 20 years. She is the author of the popular Art Adventure books, Child’s Play, and I Can Do It. Jill Laidlaw is the author of several books, including Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee, and other works on the history of Western painting and sculpture. They both live in New York City. Activity/Art • 160 Pages • 8.75 x 7.75 300 Color Illustrations Ages 6 & Up • Grades 1 & Up 9781613731772 • April $19.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US Chicago Review Press

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Make It! Write It! Read It!

Simple Bookmaking Projects to Engage Kids in Art and Literacy Wendy M. L. Libby Crafting projects that provide literacy and curriculum ideas to enrich the classroom

• Co-op available Make It! Write It! Read It! develops art and literacy skills through the craft of bookmaking, inspiring elementary-aged children to read, write, and tell stories with their creations. Creative, fun, field-tested projects include 17 different blank book designs such as accordion fold, coffee filter, hanging tassel, and paper bag books. These designs are then applied to 23 specific book projects kids are sure to love, with suggestions for making literary connections—writing poems, paragraphs, or simple stories related to their creations. Kids will delight in making books that include three-part fish, a creature pop-up, a double-sided mountain, and an ocean scene, among many others. Carefully crafted with teachers and parents or caregivers of kids aged 4 to 10 in mind, each activity has educational objectives for the project; skills developed; materials needed; clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions; literary connection ideas; and space for evaluation notes. The text is specific enough for beginners who need more direction yet offers open-ended possibilities for imagination and creation for more experienced bookmakers, writers, and artists. Wendy M. L. Libby has been an elementary art teacher for 35 years and has received many teaching awards. She is the author of Enriching the Curriculum with Art Experiences, Using Art to Make Art, and Using Stories to Make Stories. She lives in Brewer, Maine. Nonfiction/Crafts & Hobbies • 128 Pages • 7 x 10 23 Color Photos, 100 B/W Illustrations 9781613730300 • July • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper Rights: World • Zephyr Press

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Girls’ Gorgeous World Doodling and Colouring

Illustrations by Ann Kronheimer, Beth Gunnell, Louise Anglicas, Lauren Doughty, Rachel Cloyne, and Hanna Davies A beautiful new activity book for girls featuring coloring, drawing, and doodling— from the illustrator of Girls’ World of Doodles From flamingoes, fans, and Flamenco dresses to paisley patterns and pretty petals, this book is full of gorgeous things to create and complete. Each page is partially colored and will inspire budding artists to produce their own colorful creations. Ann Kronheimer is an illustrator. Beth Gunnell illustrated Girls’ World of Doodles. Louise Anglicas illustrated Beautiful World of Stickers and Tiny Tots Lift the Flap Bible. Lauren Doughty illustrated The Cupcake Sticker Book and The Delicious Chocolate Sticker Book. Rachel Cloyne illustrated Christmas World of Stickers and The Fairy Tale Colouring Book. Hannah Davies illustrated The Animal Colouring Book and Girls’ World of Stickers. Activity • 128 Pages • 8 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 & Up • Grades 2 & Up 9781780551517 • May • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Buster Books

The Big Book of Amazing Activities Buster Books There is something for everyone in this book: word searches, crosswords, doodles, and more! Children will love this collection, which includes all their favorite puzzles—from word searches and crosswords, to sudoku and number puzzles, plus tons of doodling and coloring pages. Also included are cool color-by-number and dot-to-dot activities, and amazing pop-up paper craft creations. This book is bursting with boredom-busting activities. Buster Books is the children’s imprint of independent publisher Michael O’Mara Books. Their books include informative but fun nonfiction for older children, international hits including the Boys’ Book series and the Girls’ Book series, innovative activity titles, and a hugely successful range of doodle books. Activity/Games • 256 Pages • 8 x 12 • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 9781780552934 • May • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Buster Books

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The Cute Coloring Book Buster Books Illustrations by Émile Jadoul This unique and adorable coloring book follows cute and cuddly toys having bundles of fun in a department store From the “Fastest Toy in the Wild West” to the cutest rubber ducky in the Bathroom Department, there are plenty of delightful critters to color in. Featured is the unique and stylish artwork by French illustrator Emile Jadoul, whose bold, black line illustrations and bright, block-color section pages introduce each new area of the department store. Buster Books is the children’s imprint of independent publisher Michael O’Mara Books. Their books include informative but fun nonfiction for older children, international hits including the Boys’ Book series and the Girls’ Book series, innovative activity titles, and a hugely successful range of doodle books. Émile Jadoul is an illustrator. Activity/Animals • 80 Pages • 8.5 x 10 Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 9781780553306 • April $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

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The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft® Redstone Advanced Design in Minecraft® & Other Building Games Triumph Books

• Co-op available • Publisher’s previous books Minecrafter and Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced sold more than 100,000 copies Dig all the diamonds you want, build the biggest castle, or even kill the Ender Dragon, but everyone knows there’s one thing that makes a true Minecraft master: the ability to build with Redstone. Redstone is the most complex and least understood part of the Minecraft world, and using it well is the most respected and sought-after skill in the game. Few players learn everything they need to know to use Redstone effectively solely through gameplay. Enter Minecraft: The Ultimate Guide to Redstone, an easy-to-understand guide to mastering this mysterious ore. Readers will find a step-by-step tutorial from the most general, basic concepts of Redstone, such as how to use the right tools to mine the greatest amount of it, all the way through to actual project completion on the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. This manual includes a comprehensive breakdown of each and every Redstone-related item and how it works, as well as a guide to wiring and engineering that’s so precise, those who use it will have a basic working knowledge of actual, real-life electrical wiring. Also included are samples from the best Redstone engineers and a gallery of creations to inspire you in your Redstone builds. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Entertainment & Games • 208 Pages • 6 x 9 150 Screen Shots • Four-color Interior 9781629370941 • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper Rights: World • Triumph Books

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Minecrafter 3.0 Advanced

The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft & Other Building Games Triumph Books

• Co-op available • Publisher’s previous books Minecrafter and Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced sold more than 100,000 copies The smash hit video game Minecraft continues to grow in popularity and in gameplay, adding more features and updating existing ones to make them richer and more complex. Players who mastered the basics with Minecrafter and leveled up with Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced can now become experts with Minecrafter 3.0 Advanced. Readers can delve into the complex advanced-player worlds of Brewing, Enchanting, and Farming for items and experience and learn how to start making the Holy Grail of Minecraft creations: the megabuild, and make it look great by learning how to use visual boosters like skins, resource packs, and shaders. This book details the brand-new modes of play, such as the drama-filled Adventure maps that present a whole new set of challenges for advanced players to complete. As the game has evolved, so has the player-favorite Redstone system, and dozens if not hundreds of new mods, mini-games, servers, and builders have come into being. This gamer’s guidebook also contains the most up-to-date information on the latest updates, including some game-changing new features, helping you achieve expert Minecrafter status. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Entertainment & Games • 128 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Color Photos, Four-color Interior 9781629370934 • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Rights: World • Triumph Books

The Ultimate Minecraft Creator

The Unofficial Building Guide to Minecraft & Other Games

• Co-op available • Publisher’s previous books Minecrafter and Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced sold more than 100,000 copies Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 35 million participants having made the game a global craze. In The Ultimate Minecraft Creator, players at all levels can fully explore the most popular aspect of the game: building. Including detailed, colorful guides to builds of various sizes—with tips for aesthetic concerns and giant builds—this book is a must-have guide for even the most advanced of experts. It has more original, expert-created content than any other source available online or in print in North America: more hints, tips, and cheats to get the most out of players’ Minecraft gaming time and dollars. Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Games/Entertainment & Games • 208 Pages • 6 x 9 150 Screen Shots, Four-color Interior 9781629370422 • July • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper Rights: World • Triumph Books

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5 Seconds of Summer The Unauthorized Biography Joe Allan The biography of the hottest new boy band taking the pop world by storm Luke, Michael, Calum, and Ashton have become an overnight sensation, topping the charts in 51 countries and selling out their first U.S. solo tour in just five minutes. From their humble beginnings posting videos of their songs on YouTube to supporting One Direction on tour and releasing their first album, the past year has been a roller-coaster journey for the boys. This book explores the early lives and backgrounds of the boys, their determination to gain recognition, touring with One Direction, and coping with sudden international fame. This is the story of four talented, fun, and down-to-earth boys who refuse to be known as just another boy band, and is a must-have for any 5SOS fan. Joe Allan has worked in the music industry for more than 20 years. Nonfiction/Music • 224 Pages • 6 x 9 21 Color Photos • Ages 8–15 • Grades 3–10 Paper: 9781782433699 • April • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth: 9781782433675 • April • $22.99 (Can $27.99) Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

5 Seconds of Summer She Looks So Perfect Triumph Books

• Co-op available • Their debut single, “She Looks So Perfect,” reached the No. 1 spot in 39 countries in just two days • On April 9, 2014, the “She Looks So Perfect” EP debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Though 5 Seconds of Summer are opening for One Direction on their worldwide Take Me Home Tour, and though 1D’s Louis Tomlinson has been a 5SOS fan for awhile, the pop-punk rockers from Sydney, Australia, aren’t just another boy band. They write their own music, play their own instruments, and cite bands such as Blink-182, Green Day, and All Time Low as their influences. Comprised of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin, 5SOS is leading the next wave of pop-punk sound— and people are taking notice. Their meteoric rise took them from posting YouTube videos on Hemmings’ channel in December 2011 to performing on a major worldwide tour less than two years later. You won’t want to miss 5 Seconds of Summer: She Looks So Perfect, so you can learn everything about rockers Luke, Michael, Calum, and Ashton now, before they’re headlining their own worldwide tour! Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events books. They are based in Chicago. Nonfiction/Music • 112 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781629370699 • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Rights: World X UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland Triumph Books

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I Heart One Direction Journal 100% Unofficial

Hardie Grant Egmont The ultimate journal for the true Directioner! Whether it’s writing about their fave One Direction boy, daydreaming about meeting the band backstage, or simply doodling “I love 1D” all over the pages, this is where 1D fans can reveal all their secrets and dreams, and unleash their creative side! The journal comes with five awesome novelty erasers, and includes biographies, quizzes, and fun facts. Hardie Grant Egmont is an award-winning independent children’s book publisher that specializes in books that capture imaginations and encourage kids to fall in love with reading. Novelty/Music • 96 Pages • 6 x 8.5 • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up 9781742977867 • April • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Chirpy Bird

1D in My Pocket Slipcase 100% Unofficial

Macmillan Children’s Books Learn all about everyone’s favorite British boy band with these pocket-sized, slipcase-covered books—one for each member of the group One Direction is a British band made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. This pocket-sized slipcased mini-series, with one book for each member of One Direction, will appeal to every fan of this phenomenally popular group, and features lots of photos, quotes, and facts. Macmillan Children’s Books is the publisher of award-winning children’s books. Nonfiction/Music • 240 Pages • 4 x 5.5 120 Color Photos • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up 9781447278207 • April • $16.99 (NCR) Boxed Set • Rights: US Macmillan Children’s Books

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CURIOUS CRITTERS

Curious Critters: Marine David FitzSimmons With images so stunningly life-like, so fabulously detailed, you’ll believe you are swimming in the sea!

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC • Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Curious Critters: Marine features some of North America’s most incredible marine animals captured through the award-winning photography of David FitzSimmons. The amazing photographs depict 20 common and fascinating animals of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. The subjects include a sleek black sea bass, a giant Pacific octopus, an incredible roseate spoonbill, and a one-in-a-million blue lobster, plus many more amazing creatures found along the coasts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Fun and educational narratives accompanying each animal highlight fascinating natural history information, and a visual index, additional curious critter facts, silhouettes showing animal sizes, and a full glossary are also included. David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. He is the author of Curious Critters and Curious Critters Volume 2, and his children’s picture books have won numerous national book awards. He lives in Bellville, Ohio. Picture Books/Nonfiction • 32 Pages • 11 x 9.5 24 Color Photos, 1 Color Illustration, Four-color Interior Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up 9781936607723 (Replaces 9781936607716) • April $16.95 (Can $19.95) Hardcover Picture Book Rights: World • Wild Iris Publishing

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Look Out for Bugs Jen Prokopowicz Exquisite and informative, Look Out for Bugs features dioramas and mixed-media illustrations that show insects in their natural habitats

• Co-op available Watch out! From the wet and wild meadows of the West to a prickly pear desert, insects cleverly disguise themselves using nature’s camouflage for protection. This hide-and-seek book for young readers features diorama habitats where insects live. Readers are encouraged to find the insects among the panoramic pages and then learn more in insect windows. The book encourages young readers to study detailed natural habitats made out of mixed media and find creatures hidden in crevices, nooks, and creeks. Habitats include the arid desert, the backyard, the creek, the forest, the meadow, and the marsh. Jen Prokopowicz is a writer, illustrator, and photographer. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Nonfiction/Animals • 32 Pages • 10 x 8 32 Color Photos • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781940052144 • April • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth Rights: World • Craigmore Creations

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SAFARI SAM’S WILD ANIMALS David West

• Co-op available Full-page photographs pair with factual information to create a fun and approachable introduction to familiar animals in a specific climate. Including useful iconography, a glossary, and an index, Safari Sam’s Wild Animals series is ideal for young readers interested in animal science. David West is a graphic designer; an illustrator; and the author of numerous children’s books, including Brain Surgery for Beginners, Dinosaurs in My Street, and Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World. Each: Nonfiction/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 • 10 Color Photos • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 April • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Rights: World • Bright Connections Media

Desert Animals Safari Sam takes readers on an adventure to learn about desert animals. 9781622670352

Freshwater Animals Young readers will learn all about freshwater animals with this interactive book. 9781622670314

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SAFARI SAM’S WILD ANIMALS • Co-op available Each: Nonfiction/Education Resource • 24 Pages • 8.5 x 8.5 • 10 Color Photos • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 April • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Rights: World • Bright Connections Media

Mountain Animals Follow Safari Sam to learn all about animals that live on mountains in this educational children’s book. 9781622670338

Ocean Animals Loveable Safari Sam teaches young readers about the many animals that live in the ocean. 9781622670345

Polar Animals Explore various polar animals with Safari Sam in this engaging children’s book. 9781622670321

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Punk Science: The Intergalactic, Supermassive Space Book Punk Science This fun activity and fact book about space comes from London Science Museum and its popular Punk Science team Each chapter in this fun and informative book is packed with puzzles, games, facts, and experiments. Find out all about spaceships and satellites, astronauts, the solar system, and the universe, and have lots of fun with the Punk Science team at the same time. Young scientists will learn to build a mini-rocket, make their own universe, do the gravity test, complete all the stages of punk scientist astronaut training, and much more. Punk Science is the Science Museum, London’s comedy team. Using experiments, live demonstrations, and music they put the fun into the fundamental theories of science. It is made up of comedian and journalist Jon Milton, entertainer Brad Gross, and actor and guitarist Dan Carter-Hope. Nonfiction/Education Resource • 96 Pages • 5 x 8 • Ages 7 & Up • Grades 2 & Up 9781447253846 • June • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

DR DINO’S LEARNATORIUM Noel Botham Noel Botham is the author of the ever-popular Useless Information series. Each: Nonfiction • 160 Pages • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 April • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • Dino Books

Do Turtles Really Breathe Out of Their Bums?

Amaze your friends by telling them about shrimps so loud they can shatter glass and the world’s most venomous frogs

Did you know that the smelliest animal on earth can be smelled up to half a mile away? Do you want to know how much electricity is generated by an adult electric eel? Learn the answers to all these questions—and more! This book is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, grossest, fastest, longest, brainiest, and best facts about animals!  9781782197744

Did Romans Really Wash Themselves in Wee?

Amaze your friends by telling them about Incan executions, cheesy food fights, and warrior bats

Did you know that the Romans carried on eating until they were sick, or that the smelly Vikings had no toilets on their ships? Do you want to know which Roman emperor loved his horse so much he made him consul? Learn the answers to all these facts—and more! Bursting with brilliant handdrawn illustrations, this book is packed with the wackiest, wittiest, filthiest, foulest, oldest, wisest, and best facts about history! 9781782199151

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WOMEN OF ACTION

She Takes a Stand

16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World Michael Elsohn Ross Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today

• Co-op available A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Among these are many who have been imprisoned, threatened, or suffered financial hardships for pursuing their missions to change the world for the better. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; “Gulabi Gang” founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; and SPARK executive director Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media. Taking a multicultural, multinational perspective, She Takes a Stand spotlights brave women around the world with an emphasis on childhood details, motivations, and life turning points—in many cases gleaned from the author’s original interviews—and includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations young women can explore to get involved in changing their world. Michael Elsohn Ross is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for children, including A World of Her Own, Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists, Sandbox Scientist, and Snug as a Bug. He lives and works in Yosemite National Park. Nonfiction/Biography • 224 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Photos • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781613730263 • August • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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WOMEN OF ACTION

Code Name Pauline

Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent Pearl Witherington Cornioley Edited by Kathryn J. Atwood Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive

• Co-op available Told through a series of reminiscences—from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family’s harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire— each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts—including Pearl’s fiancé Henri’s story—and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl’s personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age. Pearl Witherington Cornioley joined the Special Operations Executive in 1943 and worked with the French Resistance as an undercover courier and later, under the code name “Pauline,” as a network leader of 3,500 men. She was instrumental in the carrying out of numerous acts of sabotage during World War II. Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War I and Women Heroes of World War II. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Nonfiction/Autobiography • 208 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 28 B/W Photos, 3 Maps • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up New in Paper: 9781613731581 • June • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth: 9781613744871 • Available • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Nelson Mandela Frances Ridley An exciting look at the extraordinary life of a man who exerted a major influence on the path of world history  This exciting new biography looks at the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela, and explores his influence on the path of world history. From his days as a young activist to his release from prison after serving 27 years, this sophisticated magazine-style biography engages older reluctant readers and provides a high quality nonfiction resource. The up-to-the-minute narrative has all the flair and excitement of a fictional novel. The book also has a Legacy chapter that looks again at Mandela’s life and achievements, and provides the reader with points to discuss and questions to consider. Featuring photographs of his funeral and information on the many world leaders who attended, this is a must-have book for all admirers of the great man. Frances Ridley is the author of several previous books, including My First Book of Machines. Nonfiction/African American Interest • 32 Pages • 7.5 x 9 16 Color Photos • 6 B/W Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781783224548 • April • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Paperback Picture Book Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

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Remarkable Minds

16 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine Pendred E. Noyce Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science

• Co-op available • Author tour to include Portland, Maine (August) and San Francisco and Santa Barbara, California (September) For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue a new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of 16 women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Some of the notable women portrayed in the book include French mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, known for her work in Elasticity theory, differential geometry, and number theory; Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame, best known for her 1794 work An Essay on Combustion; and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who, with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor. A companion volume to Magnificent Minds by the same author, this book offers inspiration to all girls and young women considering a life in the sciences. Pendred E. Noyce is a physician and an educator. She is the author of The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip, Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science & Medicine, The Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion, and The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine, as well as the award-winning Lexicon Adventure series. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Nonfiction/Science • 192 Pages • 8 x 10 8 Color Photos • 40 B/W Photos • 8 Color Illustrations 8 B/W Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9780990782902 • August • $18.99 (Can $22.99) Cloth Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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FOR KIDS SERIES Each: Nonfiction • 144 Pages • 11 x 8.5 • 50 B/W Photos • Two-color Interior • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids

Mighty Muckrakers from the Golden Age to Today, with 21 Activities Ellen Mahoney An interactive activity book that details the muckraking era

• Co-op available Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids brings to light the evolving world of American journalism, from the late 1800s to today. Focusing on the bold, audacious investigative reporter Nellie Bly, one of the most famous women in the world in her day, the book presents journalism in a fun, inventive, and exciting way. Budding reporters learn how Bly, who so desired to work in the male-dominated world of reporting, willingly feigned her own insanity to be committed to a mental asylum so she could go undercover and write about it. Providing a comprehensive look at early social reform writers and reporters who helped transform journalism, the book also introduces young readers to four famous early American muckrakers—Jacob Riis, Ida Tarbell, Ida B. Wells, and Upton Sinclair—and concludes with a look at some of the modern era’s most exciting and accomplished journalists. Twenty-one creative activities encourage a new generation to carry on the muckraking tradition as kids learn how to make and keep a reporter’s notebook, write a letter to the editor, craft a “great ideas” box, and much more. Packed with compelling photos and interesting sidebars, Nelly Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids will get young readers excited about the world of journalism and especially about writing. Ellen Mahoney is an affiliate faculty instructor in the department of journalism and technical communication at Metro State University of Denver and is the coauthor with astronaut Edgar Mitchell of Earthrise. She has worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as a staff writer; produced radio features for the BBC World Service; and contributed as a feature article writer and photographer to Boulder Weekly, Center for Resource Conservation Magazine, Daily Camera, Edible Front Range Magazine, Longmont Ledger, and YES! Magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Media & Journalism • 9781613749975 • May

The Great Depression for Kids

Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities Cheryl Mullenbach American history before and after the Wall Street Crash of 1929

• Co-op available Providing a balanced, realistic picture of a time rife with hardships, The Great Depression for Kids brings the era and key concepts to life. Kids learn about the harsh realities that most Americans could not escape, such as massive unemployment, natural disasters, and economic collapse. They also learn that the 1930s were a time when neighbors helped neighbors; sports figures behaved admirably; and an army of young men rebuilt the nation’s forests, roads, and parks. Librarians delivered books on horseback, a curly-haired child star charmed moviegoers to “stand up and cheer” in the darkest of days, and a little African American girl became the first of her race to participate in the National Spelling Bee. Beginning with an in-depth look at the 1920s, the book builds readers’ background knowledge to help set the stage for the decline of the economy over the next decade. Twenty-one crosscurricular activities help kids learn how to research, buy, and sell stocks; use scientific methods to conduct a survey, re-create Depression glassware; and much more. Cheryl Mullenbach is the author of Double Victory and The Industrial Revolution for Kids. She is a former history teacher, librarian, project manager for public television station, and social studies consultant. She lives in Panora, Iowa. History • 9781613730515 • July

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Big Top Burning The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show On Earth Laura A. Woollett Big Top Burning investigates the 1944 Hartford circus fire and invites readers to take part in a critical evaluation of the evidence

• Co-op available • An early draft of the manuscript received the SCBWI Anna Cross-Giblin Work-in-Progress Grant, 2009 The fire broke out at 2:40 p.m. Thousands of men, women, and children were crowded under Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s big top watching the Flying Wallendas begin their death-defying high-wire act. Suddenly someone screamed “Fire!” and the panic began. By 2:50 the tent had burned to the ground. Not everyone had made it out alive. With primary source documents and survivor interviews, Big Top Burning recounts the true story of the 1944 Hartford circus fire—one of the worst fire disasters in U.S. history. Its remarkable characters include Robert Segee, a 15-year-old circus roustabout and known pyromaniac, and the Cook children, Donald, Eleanor, and Edward, who were in the audience when the circus tent caught fire. Guiding readers through the investigations of the mysteries that make this moment in history so fascinating, this book asks: Was the unidentified body of a little girl nicknamed “Little Miss 1565” Eleanor Cook? Was the fire itself an act of arson—and did Robert Segee set it? Big Top Burning combines a gripping disaster story, an ongoing detective and forensics saga, and World War II–era American history, inviting middle-grades readers to take part in a critical evaluation of the evidence and draw their own conclusions. Laura A. Woollett is an educational publisher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she writes and edits fiction and nonfiction texts for struggling and reluctant readers. She is member of SCBWI and a former reviewer for the Horn Book Guide. She lives in Framingham, Massachusetts. Nonfiction/History • 176 pages • 5.5 x 8.5 25 B/W Photos • 1 Map • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up 9781613731147 • June • $18.95 (Can $22.95) Cloth Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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THE ULTIMATE FAN BOOK Each: Nonfiction/Sports • 64 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Color Photos • Ages 8 & Up • Grades 3 & Up April • $14.99 (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US • Carlton

Cristiano Ronaldo Iain Spragg Jam-packed with facts, stats, and photographs, this is the ultimate book for fans of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Giving insight into the life and career of the 2013 FIFA World Footballer of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, this book delves into his childhood on the small island of Madeira; joining Sporting Clube in the Portuguese capital Lisbon; and lighting up the European stage, with starring roles for Manchester United and Real Madrid. A player known for outstanding skill, devastating pace, fantastic ball control, and incredible power shooting with either foot, few contemporaries can match his talents. Written in a lively, buzzing style and filled with fun features, fantastic photographs, and enlightening quotes, this book celebrates the Portuguese maestro’s early life—he was named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan—and his career on and off the pitch. All in all this is a highly entertaining insight into a pro soccer legend. Iain Spragg is a sports journalist who has written for the Daily Telegraph and the Times. He has written numerous books on sports and humor, including Cycling’s Strangest Tales, The Little Book of Olympic Spirit, and The Official Arsenal Book of Records. 9781780975948

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Adrian Besley Filled with facts, stats, and photographs, this book takes you into the world of the Swedish soccer superstar Written in a lively, buzzing style, and filled with fun features, fantastic photographs, and enlightening quotes, this book celebrates the Swedish maestro’s early life and his career on and off the field. You will learn about his childhood, his youth in Sweden, his time playing for his hometown team, and his path to global superstardom, starring for clubs in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and France. You will discover how he honed his incredible technique, instinctive eye for goal, and ability to sniff out a chance. This is a highly entertaining insight into a pro soccer legend. Adrian Besley is an author and journalist. 9781780975900

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ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS In this charming caricature of Alastair Humphrey’s infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with him on an exciting and difficult four-year, 46,000-mile journey starting from his home in England and branching out throughout the world.

The Boy Who Biked the World Part Two: Riding the Americas

Alastair Humphreys Illustrations by Tom Morgan-Jones Tom—a young English boy who decides cycling solo around the world would be a better classroom than the confines of school—heads north from the tip of South America Having cycled the depth of Europe and the length of Africa, Tom now decides to make his way through the Americas. With a long “uphill” struggle facing him, Tom has the massive Andes and raging Amazon to contend with in South America, deserts and grizzly bears in North America, and a colorful array of characters all along the way. With engaging illustrations, maps, and handwritten journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer. Alastair Humphreys spent four years cycling around the world. He is the author of Moods of Future Joys, Ten Lessons from the Road, and Thunder & Sunshine. Tom Morgan-Jones is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been widely and internationally published. Nonfiction • 192 Pages • 5 x 7.5 2 Maps • 24 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781903070871 • May • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Eye Books

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Australia’s Greatest Landmarks & Locations Virginia Grant This book celebrates the many diverse landmarks and locations that make Australia one of the most exciting countries on Earth With jaw-dropping natural attractions and magnificent man-made structures, Australia has an abundance of truly great places. This book showcases the country’s best known and most loved places, and reveals the fascinating stories of why they are so famous. Few countries on Earth can boast to have such geographic diversity as Australia’s, including deserts, tropical and temperate forests, wetlands, and snow-capped mountains. With this diversity comes some incredible natural features. Packed with information, interesting fact pages, breakout boxes, and illustrations, this is an engaging book for people of all ages. Virginia Grant has worked as an editor, producing books for children and adults. Nonfiction/Australian Studies • 192 Pages • 7.5 x 10.5 192 Color Illustrations • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9780857983886 • April • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper • Rights: US & Canada Random House Australia

Remembered by Heart Edited and Foreword by Sally Morgan A collection of powerful, true stories of Aboriginal life This anthology brings together 15 memoirs of growing up Aboriginal in Australia and includes works from Kim Scott, Australia’s first indigenous Miles Franklin winner; bestselling author Sally Morgan; and the critically acclaimed artist, author, and activist Bronwyn Bancroft. These true stories of adolescence are as diverse as they are moving, and offer readers insight into the pain, humor, grief, hope, and pride that makes up Indigenous experiences. Sally Morgan has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She is an esteemed artist with works in many private and public collections. Nonfiction • 188 Pages • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781922089779 • April • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper Rights: US, Canada, South Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

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Collins First Atlas Learn with Maps Second edition Collins Maps A fun, vibrant, and clear starter atlas which provides an introduction to basic geographical and atlas vocabulary This first atlas introduces the younger pupil to photographs and mapping of a local area. From this beginning the atlas gradually maps through regional, national, continental, and world regions with global views of the wider world. Carefully selected map labels highlight certain countries or features which can be easily identified to illustrate the concept of mapping as it becomes more complex. All maps are supported with short informative sentences which use a basic geographical vocabulary. Collins Maps allow you to explore the world through accurate and up-to-date mapping created by Collins UK, a leading information-led publisher of illustrated and narrative nonfiction. Nonfiction/Education Resource • 40 Pages • 8.7 x 11 Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 Paper: 9780008101015 (Replaces 9780007221691) • May • $9.99 (NCR) Cloth: 9780008101022 • May • $12.99 (NCR)

Collins Student Atlas Learn with Maps New edition Collins Maps A fifth edition, extensively revised, updated, and extended Collins Student Atlas has been specifically designed for students ages 14 to 16, however its well-researched uncluttered design makes it suitable for all students. It features upto-date reference and thematic mapping, mapping skills, country-by-country statistics, and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on reference maps. Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables cover topics such as tourism, telecommunications, environmental topics, and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully updated using the latest statistical information available. New features cover development indicators, pollution hotspots in the Mediterranean Sea, urban pollution in Italy, world agriculture, world urbanization, world climate change, low and middle economic developing countries, and ecological footprints. The inclusion of a selective list of web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic. High-quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues. Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics, or IT projects. Collins Maps allow you to explore the world through accurate and up-to-date mapping created by Collins UK, a leading information-led publisher of illustrated and narrative nonfiction. Education Resource/Reference • 208 Pages • 5 x 5.5 Four-color Interior • Ages 14–16 • Grades 9–11 Paper: 9780007591381 (Replaces 9780007437818) • May • $17.95 (NCR) Cloth: 9780007591398 (Replaces 9780007437825) • May • $22.95 (NCR)

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Mindful Hypnobirthing

Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques for a Calm and Confident Birth Sophie Fletcher A practical guide to using mindfulness and hypnosis for a better birth—includes extensive audio downloads The Mindful Hypnobirthing Method will show you how to reduce pain, feel calm, and enjoy the most extraordinary experience of your life. This book takes a refreshingly positive approach to birth, helping mothers-to-be look forward to the experience with excitement rather than apprehension. Written by a clinical hypnotherapist and doula, this guide provides practical and reassuring mindfulness techniques to practice throughout pregnancy and labor to ensure you remain relaxed, confident, focused, and in control. There are also downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks for you to use and enjoy. Sophie Fletcher is the founder of hypnobirthing company Mindful Mamma, which teaches expectant mothers hypnosis and mindfulness techniques for birth. She is a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and doula. Parenting & Family Care/Body/Mind/Spirit • 246 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 9780091954598 • April • $24.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Vermilion

ToddlerCalm

A Guide for Calmer Toddlers & Happier Parents Sarah Ockwell-Smith Foreword by Dr. Oliver James An empowering guide for parents of one- to four-year-olds, helping them confidently enjoy the first years with their child This book will help parents enjoy their toddlers, understand the limitations of current popular toddler parenting methods such as sticker charts and time out, and have the confidence to ignore the current mainstream “experts” and parent their own child with trust and empathy. This guide discusses why toddlers are not mini-adults, the importance of nighttime parenting, communication—toddler style, avoiding difficult situations, the importance of unconditional love, and why you don’t need to be permissive to parent respectfully. Sarah Ockwell-Smith has a BS in psychology and worked for several years in pharmaceutical research and development. She is trained as a pediatric homeopath, hypnobirthing antenatal teacher, and birth and postnatal doula, and has training in baby massage, hypnotherapy, and psychotherapy. She is the author of Babycalm and the founder of Babycalm, an award-winning company offering support and classes to new parents and subsequently launched ToddlerCalm in April 2012. She is the mother of four young children. Dr. Oliver James is a child psychologist and the author of They F*** You Up. Parenting & Family Care • 256 Pages • 6 x 9 • 3 B/W Illustrations 9780349401058 • April • $22.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Piatkus Books

Toddler Owner’s Manual Father’s Edition Steve Bedwell A humorous operating guide for fathers, sure to bring a smile to any dad Written by a man for men, this book likens a toddler to the other love in a man’s life, not his wife—his car—and is packaged in the form of a retro car manual. An essential handbook (or gift) for fathers and fathers-to-be, it covers the difficult ownership period of your Mother Nature Heavy Industry child from 18 months to three years. This out-of-warranty period can be difficult, and the manual will help fathers navigate such vexing stages as solid food consumption, child self waste disposal training, tentative first steps, as well as long term servicing and immunization issues and maximizing the usefulness of your toddler. This is a must-have book for any father facing the challenges of a rapidly developing little human. Steve Bedwell is a comedy writer, television host, radio personality, author, producer, and a comedian who has toured the Los Angeles comedy circuit. He is the author of the Baby Owner’s Manual. Humor/Family & Relationships • 128 Pages • 5 x 8 9781925017199 • May • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Rockpool Publishing

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Think Like a Baby

33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind Amber Ankowski, PhD, and Andy Ankowski This book gives parents tremendous insight into their children’s physical, cognitive, language, and social development

• Co-op available Featuring 33 lab-tested research experiments parents can easily re-create at home, this book is presented in a lighthearted, entertaining, yet authoritative manner. Each experiment is followed by a discussion of its practical implications for parents—why to bring more than one toy to a restaurant, why not to overuse a baby walker, which baby gadgets to buy (and not to buy), surefire tactics for keeping keys and cell phones out of baby’s mouth, how to get her to be perfectly happy eating just half of her dessert, and much more. With this book, amazed parents won’t just read about how their children are developing; why they behave as they do; and how to be a great, effective parent, they will actually see it all happening while interacting and having fun with their child at the same time. Amber Ankowski, PhD, teaches psychology at various California universities, including courses designed to instruct future educators how best to teach young children. Her articles have been published in the academic journals Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Psychology. Andy Ankowski is an awardwinning advertising copywriter. They live in Santa Monica, California. Parenting & Family Care • 224 Pages • 6 x 9 • 33 B/W Illustrations 9781613730638 • April • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Baby & Me

The Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Newborn Care Fifth edition Deborah D. Stewart and Jenny B. Harvey A simply written guide about pregnancy, childbirth, infant health, and safety “In our review of prenatal education materials, we have found Baby & Me to be the most useful basic guide for a widely diverse audience. We chose it for ParaNatal Care of America’s program and I have never regretted that decision.” —Dan Wigart, chairman, ParaNatal Care of America

• Co-op available • Previous editions sold more than 170,000 copies Offering solid guidance for mothers and mothers-to-be whose reading skills are limited and who may have limited access to adequate health care, this guide focuses on basics like prenatal care, lifestyle choices, nutritional advice, and baby’s first few months. This fifth edition includes updated and expanded information on mental health issues, including postpartum depression and anxiety, for both moms and partners; hot topics such as immunizations, breastfeeding, and coping with inconsolable crying; best-practice guidelines for car seats, safe sleep, babywearing, and fall prevention; the value of having effective support during labor, birth, and the postpartum period; and insurance coverage, including the Affordable Care Act, and medical assistance for low-income pregnant women. Checklists, a glossary, and an expanded list of reliable internet resources round out this invaluable book. Deborah D. Stewart has written low-reading-level materials focused on the health issues of mothers and children from pregnancy through the early years of childhood. She is the author of Best Start: Your Baby’s First Year. Jenny B. Harvey has a background in human development, family support, psychology, and crisis intervention, she has worked and volunteered in a variety of health agencies and community programs serving diverse populations of families with young children. They both live in Seattle. Parenting & Family Care/Health • 240 Pages • 6 x 9 15 Color Illustrations • 180 B/W Illustrations • 22 Charts • 8 Tables • Two-color Interior 9781936693764 (Replaces 9780923521905) • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper Rights: US & Canada • Bull Publishing Company

The Discontented Little Baby Book Dr. Pamela Douglas A revolutionary new approach to caring for your baby The first months after a baby’s arrival can be exhausting, and attempts at quick fixes are often part of the problem. The first 16 weeks of life are a neurologically sensitive period, during which some babies will cry a lot and broken nights are to be expected. Attempts at quick fixes are often part of the problem. The Discontented Little Baby Book gives you practical and evidence-based strategies for helping you and your baby get more in sync. Dr. Pamela Douglas offers a path that protects your baby’s brain development so that he or she can reach his or her full potential, at the same time as you learn simple strategies to help you enjoy your baby and live with vitality when faced with the challenges of this extraordinary time. With parents’ real-life stories, advice on dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression, and answers to your questions about reflux and allergies, this book offers a revolutionary new approach to caring for your baby from a respected Australian GP. Dr. Pamela Douglas has worked in general practice since 1987, with a special interest in women’s health. She is the founder of Possums for Mothers and Babies, senior lecturer in the discipline of general practice at the University of Queensland, and adjunct associate professor at the Maternity and Family Unit at Griffith University. Parenting & Family Care/Health • 272 Pages • 6 x 9 9780702253225 • April • $24.95 (Can $29.95) Paper • Rights: US & Canada University of Queensland Press

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Help Your Child Love Reading A Parent’s Guide Alison David A practical guide to inspiring children—toddlers to teenagers—to read for pleasure Life is hectic for the modern family—a maelstrom of activity and screen time from which it is hard to carve out a few minutes of peace and calm to read a good book. Yet that is all that is needed to create a young person who will love reading for the rest of their lives, which will increase their confidence, encourage their language development, and improve their life chances. In this practical guide, Alison David uses her experience and extensive research to show parents how to instill a love of reading that will improve not only their child’s life, but theirs as well. Sitting alongside parenting books by the likes of Gina Ford, Annabel Karmel, Amy Chua, and Steve Biddulph, this practical guide to reading will satisfy a real need for many parents. Alison David is consumer insight director at Egmont UK, a specialist children’s book and magazine publisher. She is passionate about finding new and exciting ways to encourage children to read and, in her role at Egmont, and has launched the Reading Street study working with families and schools to give children a reading habit. Parenting & Family Care • 156 Pages • 5 x 8 9781405271547 • April • $16.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Things to Make and Do with Your Children Myleene Klass Making your own lift-the-flap book, doing counting rhymes, making a height chart—a collection of 150 inspiring and fun activities that will keep you and your child busy, whether you have five minutes or five days For busy parents who feel pressured to keep their children entertained while also making sure they are learning, this book offers plenty of new ideas for activities, both indoors and out, and often on the spur of the moment. They aren’t expensive or complicated and most don’t need many ingredients or special equipment. A child development specialist has ensured that all the activities are not only fun but high in early learning content. Twelve different “development icons” alert parents to areas that are particularly stimulated by each activity, such as creativity, fine motor skills, memory, problem-solving, or responsibility. Whether they are “Taking Turns” (using a magazine to prompt a child to make up a story based on each page’s pictures), performing “Water Music” (learning about pitch through striking jars with different amounts of water), making “Fairy Wings” with wire and tights, or playing one of many games for the car, children—and their caretakers—will be happy, inspired, and entertained. Myleene Klass is a musician, model, and singer. Parenting & Family Care • 240 Pages • 5.5 x 7.5 70 Color Photos • 88 Color Illustrations 9781409126911 (Replaces 9781409144212) • April • $18.95 (NCR) Paper Rights: US • Orion Publishing

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Help! I’m a Granny Flic Everett Handy advice and true stories from grandmas who have had to relearn those tricky parenting skills and acquire new ones for the digital age “But I’m too young to be a granny!” After her children moved out of the family home, Flic Everett was looking forward to enjoying life after parenthood. Then, at the tender age of 42, she discovered that she was about to become a grandmother and be catapulted back into a new cycle of diapers, baby alarms, and toddler tantrums. This essential guide for new grandmothers takes a humorous look at everything you need to know, from texting your first baby pictures to coping with competitive moms at the nursery gates, and from how to Skype a bedtime story to what to do when you never learned to knit. Flic Everett is a columnist, journalist, radio presenter, and editor of the travel website. She is the author of The Sexy Bitch’s Book of Doing It, Getting It and Giving It, and other books. Parenting & Family Care/Family & Relationships • 192 Pages • 6 x 9 9781782433408 • June • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada Michael O’Mara

Teenagers Translated How to Raise Happy Teens

Janey Downshire Illustrations by Naella Grew An essential guide for parents of teenagers The teenage years are acknowledged to be the most testing stage of parenting—when well-mannered and obedient children can transform into rude and rebellious teens. However, parenting a teen doesn’t have to be a battle, and counselors Janey Downshire and Naella Grew have developed a program to help parents get the best out of the teenage years. Their approach is positive and straightforward, providing simple strategies for nurturing better behavior and providing a happy, supportive home environment. The book tackles how to help teens feel supported and secure; strategies for improving communication; dealing with digital technology and media influences; and coping with challenging behavior, attitudes, and pastimes. It also covers drinking, drugs, smoking, sex, porn, video games, bullying, peer pressure, loneliness, and eating disorders. Janey Downshire and Naella Grew are both qualified counselors who specialize in teenage development and emotional literacy. Together they run Teenagers Translated, a business focused on aiding and guiding both parents and adolescents through the teenage years. Parenting & Family Care • 234 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • 20 B/W Illustrations 9780091954734 • April • $17.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Vermilion

Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Carers on Mental Health and Self-Esteem Natasha Devon and Lynn Crilly Direct, practical advice for parents on helping teens boost their self-esteem The importance of self-esteem has been stated to the point of losing all meaning, yet it’s essential to every human being’s development and happiness. In what can be an incredibly toxic and frightening modern culture, young people in particular are struggling to gain some vestige of self-esteem and are subsequently battling myriad mental and physical health issues. For parents, teachers, and caregivers who want to help but don’t know what they can do, there is Fundamentals—a selfhelp book for people who are fed up with patronizing self-help books. This guide will give you pragmatic, relevant advice on how to nurture self-esteem and discuss and deal with mental health issues, delivered with positivity, humor, and realism. Although touching on specific issues such as self-harm, eating disorders, and anxiety, this is more generally geared toward instilling confidence and promoting a positive state of mind. Natasha Devon is a journalist and activist who writes primarily about education, body image, and feminism. Lynn Crilly is a counselor, a master practitioner of NLP, and the author of Hope with Eating Disorders. Parenting & Family Care/Family & Relationships • 288 Pages • 5 x 8 9781784181185 • May • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & Caribbean • John Blake

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PRESCHOOL FUN Popular Book Company

• $25,000 series marketing budget; co-op available The Preschool Fun series is jam-packed with educational games and fun activities designed to help young children develop the basic skills and concepts relating the math and English. Popular Book Company has become the market leader in supplementary school book publishing. It produces the most current and complete curriculum based workbooks available, each designed to consolidate and reinforce a student’s grasp of the current curriculum in the core subject areas of math, English, French, and science. It is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Each: Activity/Education Resource • 8.25 x 11.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K April • (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Popular Book Company Ltd

English Activities This interactive book provides young readers with activities such as stickers, draw-and-color, and cut-and-paste to learn the alphabet, simple phonics, action words, adjectives, location words, and colors. 144 Pages • 9781771491327 • $11.99

English Sticker Activities English Sticker Activities gives preschool children a bevy of contextualized sticker activities through which they can learn basic English, such as the alphabet and simple word recognition, in an enjoyable way. Additional hands-on activities are included to stimulate and sustain their interest in learning. 80 Pages • 9781771491488 • $8.99

English Story Activities This fun and rewarding workbook enables young children to acquire basic English and reading skills in context through stories that come with engaging learning activities such as stickers, tracing, draw-and-color, and cut-and-paste. 128 Pages • 9781771491341 • $11.99

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PRESCHOOL FUN • $25,000 series marketing budget; co-op available Each: Activity/Education Resource • 8.25 x 11.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K April • (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Popular Book Company Ltd

Math Activities Using stickers, tracing, draw-and-color, and cut-and-paste are just some of the activities featured in this book that helps preschools learn numbers, counting, sorting, matching, and comparing. 144 Pages • 9781771491334 • $11.99

Math Sticker Activities Chock-full of sticker activities designed for preschoolers, this book teaches basic math concepts and skills such as numbers, counting, and comparing in an enjoyable and engaging way. 80 Pages • 9781771491495 • $8.99

Math Story Activities A fun and rewarding workbook for preschoolers, Math Story Activities helps young readers acquire simple math concepts and skills through stories that are buttressed with engaging learning activities, including stickers, tracing, draw-and-color, and cut-and-paste. 128 Pages • 9781771491358 • $11.99

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EARLY LEARNING Popular Book Company

• Co-op available The Early Learning series was developed specifically for preschool and kindergarten children, providing them with fun and engaging activities to learn the basics and get them ready for the next stage of learning. Popular Book Company has become the market leader in supplementary school book publishing. It produces the most current and complete curriculum based workbooks available, each designed to consolidate and reinforce a student’s grasp of the current curriculum in the core subject areas of math, English, French, and science. It is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Each: Activity/Education Resource • 64 Pages • 8.25 x 11.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K April • $4.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Popular Book Company Ltd

Alphabet Fun Learning the alphabet, both the upper and lower cases, is made fun with this activity book. Three “Take a Break” units are provided and a review is included to refresh what young children have learned in a playful way. 9781771491389

Numbers and Shapes Learning to count from one to 10 and learning basic shapes such as square, rectangle, triangle, circle, and diamond, is made fun with this activity book. The “Take a Break” and “Review” units enable young children to refresh what they have learned in a playful way. 9781771491372

Preschool Fun Learning basic action words, opposites, and parts of the body is made fun through engaging activities such as cut-and-paste, draw-and-color, and trace-and-learn. 9781771491365

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EARLY LEARNING • Co-op available Each: Activity/Education Resource • 64 Pages • 8.25 x 11.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K April • $4.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Popular Book Company Ltd

Phonics Fun Learning basic phonics such as beginning consonants, ending consonants, consonant blends, short vowels, and long vowels is made easy with this activity book. 9781771491396

Printing Fun Learning to write the alphabet, in both the upper and lower cases, and learning to write numbers one to nine is made fun with this activity book. Contextualized exercises are provided for young children to trace the letters and numbers before printing on their own. 9781771491419

Seasons and Colors Learning the characteristics of the four seasons and the different colors is made fun through contextualized activities. The “Take a Break” and “Review” units enable young children to refresh what they have learned in a playful way. 9781771491402

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Learning with Nature

A How-to Guide to Inspiring Children Through Outdoor Games and Activities Marina Robb, Victoria Mew, and Anna Richardson An extensive book of outdoor activities suitable for a wide range of children and environments “An unmissable guide to harnessing the positive power of natural play. Read this book and you will never want to waste a day inside again!” —Jess French, presenter, BBC CBeebies’ Minibeast Adventure “I recommend this book to you all, so ‘get out, play, and connect’!”  —John Cree, chair, Forest School Association Learning with Nature is full of fun activities and games to get children outdoors, to explore, have fun, make things, and learn about nature and help them grow up happy and healthy. Suitable for groups of children between ages 3 and 16, the graded activities help children develop key practical and social skills, awareness of their place in the world, and respect for the natural world, all while enjoying the great outdoors. Written by experienced forest school practitioners, using tried-and-tested games and activities, it provides comprehensive information for enriching children’s learning through nature. The games and activities are clearly categorized, with step-by-step instructions, an age guide, a list of resources needed, and invisible learning points. This book is a unique must-have resource for families, schools, youth groups, and anyone working with children. Marina Robb is the founder and managing director of Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC, a leading outdoor organization. She draws upon many years of working with young people of all ages and backgrounds to create unique and fun learning experiences. Victoria Mew founded Cultivating Curiosity, an organization that works outdoors with people of all ages facilitating deep nature connection. She is also a qualified forest school practitioner. Anna Richardson is teacher of foraging workshops and creates local community projects that enable people to share and learn together to reconnect with nature. Education Resource/Outdoor • 208 Pages • 8 x 8 • 625 Color Photos, 2 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Paper: 9780857842398 • April • $29.99 (Can $35.99) Cloth: 9780857842381 • April • $39.99 (Can $47.99) Rights: US & Canada • UIT Cambridge Ltd./Green Books

150 Ways to Show Kids You Care (Pack of 15 Posters: English/Spanish) Jolene L. Roehlkepartain Bilingual motivational postcards to help encourage children to strive With more than six million copies in print, the 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care miniposter reminds adults to take the time to engage with the children in their life through small yet powerful efforts. This bestselling poster translates scientific research into simple, actionable advice, and its handy format now features English on one side and Spanish on the reverse side. Perfect for teachers, youth workers, parents, congregations, and community programs, this classic poster has been updated to include ways to help kids persevere in achieving their goals and build their “sparks”—the activities and ideas that most interest them. Jolene L. Roehlkepartain is an author, parent educator, and speaker on family and children’s issues. She presents workshops to parents, childcare providers, educators, health-care professionals, faith communities, libraries, people in the workplace, and community leaders. She is the author or coauthor of more than 25 books, including Spark Student Motivation, The Best of Building Assets Together, and Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Education Resource • 1 Pages • 5.5 x 3.75 • Four-color Interior 9781574825565 • Available • $16.95 (Can $19.99) Postcard Book • Rights: World X Australia, Asia & Middle East Search Institute Press

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Literacy in the Science Classroom Millie Blandford Specific classroom activities created to implement and strengthen literacy skills in the science classroom

• Co-op available To gain a deep understanding of scientific concepts and to work well with a variety of science processes, students must develop essential skills that allow them to read, write, listen to, and speak about scientific texts and presentations. Literacy in the Science Classroom is a handy tool to improve science instruction that integrates science and literacy with a variety of fun, engaging activities and games designed to hone students’ skills. Such literacy and science experiences are connected to Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and offer valuable support for any college- and career-readiness standards. Millie Blandford is a National Board Certified educator in science, with experience teaching middle school science for 11 years and high school freshmen science for six years. She is the author of Science and Math in Motion and Teaching the Scientific Method. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award, and is currently the vice principal of a middle school. She lives in Springfield, Kentucky. Education Resource/Science • 112 Pages • 8.5 x 11 9781629502953 • April • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Paper Rights: World • Incentive Publications

Also available: Each: Paper

Science and Math in Motion 9780865304161 $11.99 (Can $12.99)

Teaching the Scientific Method 9780865306356 $10.99 (Can $11.99)

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FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC SERIES John M. Feierabend

• Co-op available • Previous books in series sold more than 50,000 copies Beautiful books from the most prominent collector and advocator of the rich heritage and diversity of folk songs John M. Feierabend is a professor of music and the director of the music education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is the author of the First Steps in Music series. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut. Each: Activity/Education Resource • 7 x 10 • Two-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • April • Paper • Rights: World • GIA Publications

The Book of Canons The premise of a canon is that a single song can be sung starting at different times creating lovely harmonies. The Book of Canons is an incredible resource—a sumptuously illustrated collection of more than 140 time-tested canons drawn from all over the world, by some of the great composers throughout history. Each canon in this collection is ranked by difficulty and includes a general translation if needed. 144 Pages • 67 Line Drawings 9781622770854 • $19.95 (Can $23.95)

The Book of Playground Songs & Rhymes For generations, neighborhood kids would gather to skip rope, bounce balls, play hand-clapping games, or choose one another to be the first “it” in a game with a counting-out rhyme. The songs and rhymes in this book were made by playing these games and are a great foundation for music learning. By sharing these songs and rhymes with students during music class, today’s students will discover the joy of music and, hopefully, share the songs, rhymes, and games in this collection with their friends and family. The songs are organized into five distinct categories: Hand Clapping, Jump Rope, Ball Bouncing, Counting Out, and Passing and Stick Games. 92 Pages • 44 Line Drawings 9781622770885 • $17.95 (Can $21.95)

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FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC SERIES • Co-op available • Previous books in series sold more than 50,000 copies Each: Activity/Education Resource • 7 x 10 • Two-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • April • Paper • Rights: World • GIA Publications

The Book of Song Dances Dances accompanied by singing have been enjoyed by people of all ages for hundreds of years. These dances have served an important social function as people share the joy of synchronizing with others through their body, spirit, and voice. John M. Feierabend has collected song dances that have their roots in American heritage, as well as a few from other countries. Each dance is organized by type (single circle, double circle, square dances, etc.) and includes complete dancing directions. This beautifully illustrated collection is for anyone looking to reclaim this great folk dance tradition, use great songs to teach musical concepts—or simply have a great time. 122 Pages • 37 Line Drawings 9781622770861 • $17.95 (Can $21.95)

The Book of Song Tales for Upper Grades The tradition of telling stories in song goes back centuries in the form of broadsides and ballads. Topics included love, religion, drinking, legends, and early journalism, which is how information about disasters, political events, wonders, and prodigies was spread or learned. These songs were sung and listened to by villagers and kings. John M. Feierabend has compiled this beautifully illustrated collection of songs that tell stories is perfect for anyone who wants to carry on the tradition. 144 Pages • 48 Line Drawings 9781622770878 • $18.95 (Can $22.95)

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TIPS FOR TEACHERS Incentive Publications by World Book

• Co-op available These comprehensive collections are an excellent tool for strengthening any college- and career-readiness standards and includes specific correlations to Common Core State Standards. Incentive Publications by World Book is an educational and professional development publisher. They are based in Chicago. Each: Education Resource/Reference • 128 Pages • 7 x 9 April • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Paper • Rights: World • Incentive Publications

Tips for Teachers English Language Arts

Tips for Teachers: English Language Arts is an idea-packed handbook for teachers of all content areas looking to integrate language arts and literacy skills into the classroom. Loaded with hundreds of tips, activities, and strategies, including ways to integrate technology and learning, this collection is ideal for teaching and assessing every strand of language arts and literacy. It pulls together a wealth of assistance for instruction in reading, writing, researching, speaking, listening, thinking, arguing, podcasting, and project planning. Such useful professional development tips come from noted educational authors, including Sharon Faber, Marjorie Frank, Joy MacKenzie, Bill McBride, Peri Sandifer, Sandra Schurr, and Debra Stafford. 9781629502915

Tips for Teachers

Helping Students Improve Academic and Social Skills Tips for Teachers: Helping Students Improve Academic and Social Skills is a valuable mix of solid information for the teacher, strategies that work in any classroom, and tools to put in the hands of students—all designed to boost student success in many learning-related skills. Loaded with hundreds of tips, activities, and strategies, including ways to integrate technology and learning, this collection covers such topics as student engagement, increased retention of concepts, emotional coping skills, differentiated instruction, authentic assessment, classroom management (informed by brain-based learning principles), research and study skills, life skills for success, homework, and teaching to gender differences. Such useful strategies come from noted educational authors, including Sharon Faber, Cherrie Farnette, Jonathan Jones, Bill McBride, Marjorie Frank, Jill Norris, Sandra Schurr, Debbie Silver, and Rick Wormeli. 9781629502939

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

• Co-op available Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a nationally renowned expert on child discipline and attention deficit disorder. He is the author of several books, including 1-2-3 Magic, 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, Surviving Your Adolescents., and Tantrums! He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Each: Parenting & Family Care • 8.75 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Saddle-Stitched • Rights: World • ParentMagic, Inc.

Apologies

Should You Make Your Kids Apologize? In Apologies, parents will learn: Why do parents ask children to apologize? What is the connection between apologies and punishment? What’s the difference between a heartfelt and a hypocritical apology? How do you teach children sympathy or empathy? 2 Pages • 7 Color Illustrations • 9781889140865 • May • $5.95 (Can $6.95)

Bedtime and Nighttime Waking Getting the kids to bed is one thing, getting them to stay there is another thing, and helping them sleep through the night is yet a third issue. This colorful, laminated guide tells parents exactly how to accomplish these feats! 4 Pages • 17 Color Illustrations • 9781889140872 • April • $8.95 (Can $10.95)

Big Dog vs. Underdog Parenting Styles This guide explains what Underdog parenting is; what Big Dog parenting is; the adult outcomes of these two opposite parenting styles; and the importance of a straightforward, though not easy, parental attitude adjustment. 2 Pages • 7 Color Illustrations • 9781889140827 • April • $5.95 (Can $6.95)

Room Wreckers

Who’s in Charge at Your House? This guide explains how to search your soul to determine your readiness to change, how to feel comfortable exercising your authority, and how to manage room wrecking during “rest periods.” 2 Pages • 6 Color Illustrations • 2 Graphs 9781889140896 • April • $5.95 (Can $6.95)

Tantrums!

Managing Meltdowns in Public and Private This guide explains the three main causes of tantrums, the two goals of tantruming children, the problem with distraction and reasoning, the power of the “The Ten-Second Rule,” a four-step process for meltdown management, and how to handle tantrums in public. 6 Pages • 32 Color Illustrations 9781889140841 • April • $11.95 (Can $13.95)

Whining & Pouting Whining and pouting are high on the list of child behaviors that are obnoxious to moms and dads. Some kids have developed these strategies into an art form! This guide explains where whining and pouting come from and how parents can successfully manage it. 4 Pages • 9781889140889 • April • $8.95 (Can $10.95)

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Publisher Backlist: Berbay Publishing / Dry Climate Studios / Far Far Away Books Berbay Publishing Three Sardines on a Bench

What’s Your Story? Picture Books • 44 pages • 11 x 8.5 9780980671155 $22.99 (Can $27.99) Hardcover Picture Book

Picture Books • 48 pages • 4 x 5 9780980671124 $13.99 (Can $16.99) Hardcover Picture Book

Dry Climate Studios ALPHABET CITIES Each: Picture Books • 56 pages • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Hardcover Picture Book

A Is for Aspen Second edition

Regional: West • 11 x 11 9780985642907

C Is for Chicago Regional: Midwest • 10 x 10 9780985642938

Far Far Away Books

George and the Knight

George and the Knight

Education Resource/Novelty 27 pages • 10 x 8 Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K 9781908489104 $9.99 (Can $11.99) Frieze

Activity/Fantasy • 24 pages • 9 x 10.5 9781908786739 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Saddle-Stitched

Picture Books/Fantasy • 56 pages • 9 x 10.5 9781908786043 • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book 9781908786623 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book

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ABC Wall Frieze

Activity Sticker Book


Publisher Backlist: Far Far Away Books / Garlic Press

Is Daddy Home Yet?

Sad Tales for Me

So Frog

Picture Books/Family & Relationships 32 pages • 10.25 x 7.5 9781908786784 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book

A Biodography

So Gorilla

The Witch & the Dog

Picture Books • 96 pages • 7.25 x 8.75 Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 9781908786005 • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book

Picture Books/Animals • 32 pages • 10.25 x 7.5 9781908786814 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book

A Lesson in Manners

Picture Books • 48 pages • 9 x 10.5 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781908786630 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book

Picture Books/Humor 32 pages • 10.25 x 7.5 9781908786685 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book

The Witch & the Dog Activity Sticker Book Activity • 24 pages • 9 x 10.5 Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 9781908786746 • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Saddle-Stitched

Garlic Press ADVANCED STRAIGHT FORWARD ENGLISH SERIES Each: Education Resource/Nonfiction • 8.5 x 11 • Paper

Clauses & Phrases 80 pages • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9780931993558 • $11.95 (Can $13.95)

Grammar & Diagramming Sentences 112 pages • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9780931993756 • $13.95 (Can $16.95)

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Publisher Backlist: Garlic Press ADVANCED STRAIGHT FORWARD MATH SERIES Each: Education Resource/Mathematics • 40 pages • 8.5 x 11 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • $6.95 (Can $8.95) Paper

Advanced Decimals

Advanced Fractions

Advanced Subtraction

Advanced Multiplication

9780931993206

9780931993213

9780931993169

9780931993176

BEGINNING SIGN LANGUAGE SERIES Each: Education Resource • 32 pages • 7 x 9 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Paper

Can I Help? 9780931993572

Caring for Young Children

Pets, Animals & Creatures

9780931993589

9780931993893

Signing at School 9780931993473

APPLIED MATH SERIES

Braille for the Sighted Solving Word Problems Education Resource/Mathematics • 128 pages 8.5 x 11 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9780931993800 • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper

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Education Resource • 32 pages 6.625 x 9 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9780931993954 • $8.95 (Can $10.95)

Sign Language Conversations for Beginning Signers Education Resource • 112 pages 8.5 x 11 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K 9781930820128 • $14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper


Publisher Backlist: Garlic Press DISCOVERING LITERATURE SERIES Each: Education Resource • 8.5 x 11 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Paper

A Teaching Guide to My Side of the Mountain

A Teaching Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins

80 pages • 9780931993763 $11.95 (Can $13.95)

80 pages • 9780931993794 $11.95 (Can $13.95)

A Teaching Guide to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 64 pages • 9780931993947 $10.95 (Can $12.95)

A Teaching Guide to The Outsiders 64 pages • 9780931993930 $10.95 (Can $12.95)

A Teaching Guide to Where the Red Fern Grows 72 pages • 9780931993770 $10.95 (Can $12.95)

DISCOVERING LITERATURE SERIES: CHALLENGING LEVEL Each: Education Resource • 8.5 x 11 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Paper

The Giver

The Hobbit

96 pages • 9780931993978 $12.95 (Can $15.95)

80 pages • 9780931993909 $11.95 (Can $13.95)

A Teaching Guide

A Teaching Guide

The Lord of the Flies

To Kill a Mockingbird

112 pages • 9780931993961 $13.95 (Can $16.95)

208 pages • 9780931993749 $15.95 (Can $18.95)

A Teaching Guide

A Teaching Guide

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Publisher Backlist: Garlic Press DISCOVERING LITERATURE SERIES: CHALLENGING LEVEL Each: Education Resource • 112 pages • 8.5 x 11 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • $13.95 (Can $16.95) Paper

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mockingjay

9781930820005

9781930820012

9781930820210

A Teaching Guide

A Teaching Guide

A Teaching Guide

EARLY SIGN LANGUAGE SERIES Each: Education Resource • 24 pages • 6 x 6 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Board Book

First Signs at Home

First Signs

9781930820425

9781930820111

Signs for Pets and Animals 9781930820104

EXPLORE THE CORE MATH SERIES Each: Education Resource/Mathematics • 80 pages • 8.5 x 11 • $11.95 (Can $13.95) Paper

Explore the Core: First Grade

Explore the Core: Second Grade

Explore the Core: Third Grade

Explore the Core: Sixth Grade

Ages 5–7 • Grades K –2 9781930820241

Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781930820258

Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781930820265

Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781930820296

Math Problem Solving & Projects

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Math Problem Solving & Projects

Math Problem Solving & Projects

Math Problem Solving & Projects


Publisher Backlist: Garlic Press STRAIGHT FORWARD ENGLISH SERIES Each: Education Resource • 8.5 x 11 • Paper

Sentences

Adjectives & Adverbs

All-in-One English

40 pages • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780931993411 • $6.95 (Can $8.95)

40 pages • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9780931993350 • $6.95 (Can $8.95)

160 pages • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9781930820074 • $14.95 (Can $17.95)

STRAIGHT FORWARD LARGE EDITION Each: Education Resource/Mathematics • 8.5 x 11 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Paper

Algebra, Book 1 96 pages • 9781930820043 $12.95 (Can $15.95)

Algebra, Book 2

Calculus AB, Volume One

Calculus AB, Volume Two

160 pages • 9780931993640 $14.95 (Can $17.95)

112 pages • 9780931993671 $13.95 (Can $16.95)

Geometry

Trigonometry

96 pages • 9780931993541 $12.95 (Can $15.95)

96 pages • 9780931993459 $12.95 (Can $15.95)

112 pages • 9781930820050 $13.95 (Can $16.95)

Algebra, Book 3 96 pages • 9781930820678 $12.95 (Can $15.95)

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Publisher Backlist: Garlic Press STRAIGHT FORWARD MATH SERIES Each: Education Resource/Mathematics • 40 pages • 8.5 x 11 • Paper

Division

Fractions Mastery

Pre-Algebra Companion

40 pages • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9780931993138 • $6.95 (Can $8.95)

64 pages • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 9781930820685 • $10.95 (Can $12.95)

64 pages • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781930820630 • $10.95 (Can $12.95)

Pre-Calculus

Subtraction

Word Problems, Book One

160 pages • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780931993534 • $14.95 (Can $17.95)

40 pages • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 9780931993121 • $6.95 (Can $8.95)

40 pages • Ages 7–9 • Grades 4–7 9780931993831 • $6.95 (Can $8.95)

STUDIES IN GEOMETRY SERIES Each: Education Resource/Mathematics • 64 pages • 8.5 x 11 • $10.95 (Can $12.95) Paper

Circles Workbook

Constructions Workbook

Proofs Workbook

Triangles Workbook

Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781930820456

Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781930820432

Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up 9781930820463

Ages 7–9 • Grades 4–7 9781930820449

Relationships with Segments and Angles

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Reasoning with Creating Geometric Figures Mathematics

Calculating Measurements and Ratios


Publisher Backlist: Garlic Press / Little Island Books YOUNG SIGNERS SERIES Each: Education Resource • 18 pages • 5 x 5 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • $7.95 (Can $9.95) Board Book

Go-Togethers

Opposites

9781930820661

9781930820647

Summer Activities for Fall Readiness: First Grade

Summer Activities for Fall Readiness: Second Grade

Summer Activities for Fall Readiness: Third Grade

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Title Index Title Index 1 2 3 Nature Activity Cards............. 38 10 Little Hermit Crabs..................... 49 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care (Pack of 15 Posters: English/Spanish)......................... 250 1D in My Pocket Slipcase.............. 227 25 Crafts for Christmas................. 122 2nd Big Big Book of Tashi, The...... 140 3 Little Culottes.............................. 65 39 Steps, The................................ 194 5 Little Apples................................. 29 5 Seconds of Summer................... 226 5 Seconds of Summer (series)........ 226 A Is for Aspen....................... 114, 256 Aa to Zz.......................................... 23 ABC Nature Activity Cards.............. 38 ABC Wall Frieze............................ 256 Adjectives & Adverbs.................... 261 Advanced Decimals....................... 258 Advanced Fractions....................... 258 Advanced Multiplication............... 258 Advanced Straight Forward English Series............................. 257 Advanced Straight Forward Math Series................................ 258 Advanced Subtraction................... 258 Adventures of Radisson 2, The...... 213 Adventures of Radisson, The......... 213 Adventures of Radisson, The......... 213 Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse........................... 146 Aesop’s Fables................................ 89 Agent 21...................................... 201 Aladdin........................................... 25 Alastair Humphreys....................... 239 Alfie.......................................... 84, 85 Alfie and the Big Boys..................... 85 Alfie and the Birthday Surprise........ 85 Alfie Gets in First............................. 85 Alfie Gives a Hand.......................... 85 Alfie Weather................................. 85 Alfie Wins a Prize............................ 85 Alfie’s Alphabet.............................. 84 Alfie’s Christmas............................. 85 Alfie’s Numbers.............................. 84 Alfie’s World................................... 85 Algebra, Book 1............................ 261 Algebra, Book 2............................ 261 Algebra, Book 3............................ 261 Alice in Wonderland....................... 24 Alice-Miranda....................... 184, 185 Alice-Miranda at Camp................. 185 Alice-Miranda in Japan.................. 185 Alice-Miranda in Paris................... 184 Alice-Miranda Shines Bright.......... 185 Alice-Miranda Shows the Way...... 184 Alligator in an Anorak................... 104 All-in-One English......................... 261 Along the Way.............................. 209 Alphabet Cities............. 114, 115, 256 Alphabet Fun................................ 248 Alphabet States............................ 115 Amazing Tashi Activity Book, The.................................. 140 Ambush at Cisco Swamp.............. 164 Amictus the Bug Queen................ 162 Amina........................................... 208 Angela and the Cherry Tree............ 67 Angry Foods, The.......................... 136 Annette Tamarkin........................... 27

Ant and Bee.............................. 16, 17 Ant and Bee.................................... 16 Ant and Bee and Kind Dog............. 16 Ant and Bee and the ABC............... 17 Ant and Bee and the Doctor........... 17 Ant and Bee and the Rainbow........ 16 Ant and Bee and the Secret............ 17 Ant and Bee Count 1 2 3................ 16 Ant and Bee Go Shopping.............. 16 Ant and Bee Time........................... 17 Apologies..................................... 255 Applied Math Series...................... 258 Arctic Animals................................. 14 Armoured Defence....................... 164 Around the World with Ant and Bee....................................... 17 Astonishing Case of the Stolen Stories, The................................ 108 Aunt Flo’s House........................... 136 Australia’s Greatest Landmarks & Locations.............. 239 B Is for Boston.............................. 115 Baby & Me.................................... 243 Baby’s First Bible........................... 127 Badudu Stories.............................. 148 Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The.................................. 180 Baker Cat...................................... 100 Balisk the Water Snake................. 163 Ballistic Logistics............................ 144 Banana Kick.................................. 165 Barlay!.......................................... 148 Barry Loser.................................... 154 Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom.................................... 154 Bartolomé..................................... 206 Beach Sports Car.......................... 148 Beast Quest.................................. 163 Beast Quest Early Reader............... 162 Beauty and the Beat...................... 218 Bedtime and Nighttime Waking.... 255 Bedtime Rhymes............................... 1 Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt............................... 101 Beginning Sign Language Series.... 258 Bell Family, The............................. 193 Bibble and the Bubbles................. 108 Bible for Children, The.................. 127 Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook.................................... 85 Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook.... 85 Big Big Big Book of Tashi, The....... 140 Big Book of Amazing Activities, The ��� 222 Big Book of Minecraft, The........... 224 Big Dog vs. Underdog Parenting Styles......................... 255 Big Top Burning............................ 237 Billy Slater..................................... 165 Black & White Nighty-Night.............. 6 Black Friday................................... 202 Black Moon.................................. 211 Black Plus........................................ 27 Blackberry Blue............................. 200 Blockbuster................................... 161 Blood Eagle Tortures..................... 203 Blood Moon.................................. 211 Bloodboar the Buried Doom.......... 163 Blue Brook, The............................ 135 Boar Wars..................................... 145

Body............................................... 42 Book of Canons, The.................... 252 Book of Playground Songs & Rhymes, The........................... 252 Book of Song Dances, The............ 253 Book of Song Tales for Upper Grades, The............................... 253 Bottoms Up!................................... 29 Boy Who Biked the World, The..... 239 Boy Who Biked the World, The: Part Two: Riding the Americas.......... 239 Braille for the Sighted................... 258 BraveMouse Readers..................... 133 Briar Rose..................................... 216 Brigands M.C................................ 202 Brother Egbert’s Christmas............ 125 Brumby Mountain......................... 204 Brutus the Hound of Horror.......... 163 Buggy Buddies.................................. 8 Bush Secrets................................. 148 Butterflies....................................... 41 By Any Other Name...................... 216 By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge... 93 C Is for Chicago.................... 114, 256 Caesar the War Dog...................... 201 Caesar the War Dog..................... 201 Calculus AB, Volume One............. 261 Calculus AB, Volume Two............. 261 Calm Baby, Gently............................ 4 Can I Help?................................... 258 Caramel Tree Readers Level 1........ 136 Caramel Tree Readers Level 3........ 137 Caramel Tree Readers Level 5........ 138 Caramel Tree Readers Starter Level.......................................... 135 Caramel Tree Readers Storybook Sets........................... 139 Caring for Young Children............ 258 Carl the Worm.............................. 135 Carnivora the Winged Scavenger.. 162 Catching Fire................................ 260 Cats................................................ 42 Celeste......................................... 210 Charlie Girl.............................. 86, 264 Charlie Girl Hits Hollywood . . . An L.A. Only Adventure!................... 86 Charlie Girl: A Story of Love and Instinct.................................. 86 Charlie Girl: Her Very Happy Life in the Town She Calls Home, New York City!.................... 86, 264 Cherub......................................... 202 Chip and Chase............................ 165 Chop-Chop, Mad Cap!................. 177 Chrissie Keighery........................... 217 Christmas Carol, A........................ 195 Chronicles of the Tempus.............. 188 Cinderella....................................... 25 Circles............................................. 31 Circles Workbook......................... 262 Clauses & Phrases......................... 257 Clementine Rose................... 167–169 Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend........................... 169 Clementine Rose and the Farm Fiasco........................................ 168 Clementine Rose and the Perfect Present........................... 168 Clementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster......................... 167

Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape........................... 168 Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor........................... 167 Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box............................................ 169 Clementine Rose Busy Day Book.......................................... 169 Close Shave.................................. 161 Code Name Pauline...................... 234 Collins First Atlas........................... 240 Collins Student Atlas..................... 240 Colourful Wish, A........................... 59 Come and Play, Mr Croc................. 20 Come Count with Me!.................... 44 Company of Ghosts, The.............. 206 Complete Math Workout.............. 264 Complete Math Workout 1........... 264 Complete Math Workout 2........... 264 Complete Math Workout 3........... 264 Complete Math Workout 4........... 264 Complete Math Workout 5........... 264 Complete Math Workout 6........... 264 Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis, The.................................. 180 Constructions Workbook.............. 262 Contaminated Case of the Cooking Contest, The.............................. 180 Convol the Cold-blooded Brute..... 162 “Could You Lift Up Your Bottom?”.................................... 70 Count of Monte Cristo, The.......... 195 Counterfeit Love........................... 218 Crashing Down............................. 210 Creative Girls Enchanted Adventures series......................................... 149 Crikey and Cat................................ 45 Cristiano Ronaldo......................... 238 Croc by the Rock.......................... 110 Crooked Leg Road........................ 207 CRYPT........................................... 203 Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair, The..................................... 180 Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta, The.... 142 Curious Critters............................. 228 Curious Critters..................... 228, 264 Curious Critters: Marine................ 228 Curious Critters Volume Two................................... 228, 264 Cute Coloring Book, The............... 223 Cyclone Is Coming, A.................... 148 Dark World, The........................... 158 Day at Grandma’s, A....................... 71 Day David Wasn’t There, The........ 137 Dead Heat.................................... 145 Deep Deep Sea................................. 7 Desert Animals.............................. 230 Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip, The................................... 180 Detective Paws and the Case of the Golden Cat............................ 26 Diamond Ship, The....................... 172 Diamond Spirit.............................. 204 Diamond Spirit.............................. 204 Diary of a . . ................................ 173 Diary of a Basketball Hero............. 173 Diary of a Golf Pro........................ 173 Diary of a Rugby Champ............... 173 Diary of a Soccer Star.................... 173

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Title Index Diary of a Super Swimmer............. 173 Diary of a Taekwondo Master....... 173 Diary of a Track and Field Titan..... 173 Did Romans Really Wash Themselves in Wee?..................................... 232 Dimensions in Death..................... 212 Dinosaur Feather, The................... 164 Dinosaurs........................................ 42 Dinosaurs!...................................... 23 Disappearance of Danny Doyle, The................................. 178 Discontented Little Baby Book, The.................................. 243 Discovering Literature Series.......... 259 Discovering Literature Series: Challenging Level............... 259, 260 Discovery Collection, The: 4 Books in 1............................... 164 Discovery, The............................... 164 Division......................................... 262 Do Dare Duck............................... 107 Do Turtles Really Breathe Out of Their Bums?........................... 232 Dog Loves Fairy Tales.................... 107 Don’t Look Now........................... 176 Don’t Look Now 1........................ 176 Don’t Look Now 2........................ 176 Don’t Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!......... 83 Doomskull the King of Fear........... 163 Double Victory.............................. 233 Doughnuts for a Dragon................. 78 Dr Dino’s Learnatorium................. 232 Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde................... 195 Dracula......................................... 195 Dragon and Captain....................... 52 Drama Club.................................. 179 Dreamers...................................... 112 Dress Up One Direction................. 227 Duck and the Darklings, The........... 48 Early Learning....................... 248, 249 Early Reader.................................. 134 Early Sign Language Series............ 260 Earth and Sky.................................. 42 Eat Baby, Healthy.............................. 4 Edge Chronicles, The..................... 199 Egg................................................. 42 Eleanor......................................... 210 Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt......... 55 Elko Lord of the Sea...................... 163 Ellik the Lightning Horror.............. 162 Emerald Dragon, The.................... 149 Emu and the Water Tree............... 148 English Activities........................... 246 English Sticker Activities................ 246 English Story Activities.................. 246 Essential Classics................... 194, 195 Everyone Hide from Wibbly Pig....... 83 Explore the Core Math Series........ 260 Explore the Core: First Grade........ 260 Explore the Core: Second Grade... 260 Explore the Core: Sixth Grade....... 260 Explore the Core: Third Grade....... 260 Eye of the Cyclaw......................... 143 Fairytale Colours............................. 26 Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella, The........................... 106 Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty, The................................ 106 Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White, The................................. 106 Fairytale Hairdresser, The.............. 106 Fairytale Hairdresser, The.............. 106 Fairytale Pop-ups............................. 24

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Fang the Bat Fiend........................ 162 Farm............................................... 41 Felty Flaps......................................... 7 Figaro and Rumba and the Cool Cats................................... 141 Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe........................... 141 Fighting Forum............................. 145 First Discovery................................. 42 First Nursery Rhymes......................... 1 First Signs..................................... 260 First Signs at Home....................... 260 First Steps in Music series...... 252, 253 Flaymar the Scorched Blaze........... 163 Flesh and Bone............................. 209 Flying Birds, The.............................. 73 For Kids series............................... 236 Fossil Fury..................................... 161 Fractions Mastery.......................... 262 Frankenstein................................. 195 Fred.............................................. 100 Freddy the Frog................................. 8 Freshwater Animals....................... 230 Friend in Need!, A......................... 153 Friends.......................................... 153 Frog and the Fly, The.................... 135 Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Carers on Mental Health and Self-Esteem.............. 245 Furious Case of the Fraudulent Fossil, The.................................. 180 Galactic Academy of Science......... 180 Gallows Curse, The....................... 203 Game, The.................................... 138 Garden Birds................................... 41 Garden Wildlife............................... 41 General, The................................. 202 Geometry..................................... 261 George and the Knight................. 256 Get Out!: Nature Puzzles & Games...................................... 37 Gift of Charms, The...................... 183 Girl Who Blew up Her Brother, The............................... 159 Girls’ Gorgeous World.................. 222 Giver, The..................................... 259 Gloss............................................ 214 Gloss............................................ 214 Go Girl.......................................... 166 Go Girl Flip It!: Little Lies............... 166 Go Girl Flip It!: Stage Fright........... 166 Go Girl Flip It!: Twin Trouble......... 166 Gobbolino.................................... 146 God Beneath the Sea, The............ 197 Golden Stranger........................... 204 Goldilocks....................................... 26 Gon, the Little Fox.......................... 76 Go-Togethers................................ 263 Grammar & Diagramming Sentences.................................. 257 Great Animal Race, The................ 136 Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi, The.............................. 140 Great Cold, The............................ 148 Great Depression for Kids............. 236 Green Death................................. 212 Grimstones, The............................ 196 Grizzly Gladiator........................... 144 Guardian Angel............................ 202 Guardians’ Reckoning................... 203 Guess Who? Christmas................. 121 Guess Who? Noah’s Ark............... 121 Hands-on Bible Craft Book............ 123

Hands-on Nativity Craft Book........ 123 Hansel and Gretel........................... 24 Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee....................................... 17 Happy Birthday, Mr Croc!............... 20 Harrowing Case of the Hackensack Hacker, The............................... 180 Hatched........................................ 196 Hattie the Dancing Hippo.............. 111 Hawkite Arrow of the Air.............. 162 Head over High Heels.................... 218 Hecton the Body Snatcher............. 163 Hellion the Fiery Foe...................... 162 Help Your Child Love Reading....... 244 Help! I’m a Granny....................... 245 Henry Lawson Treasury................. 197 Here She Is!.................................... 35 Here’s the Naughtiest Girl............. 190 Hesperus Minor Classics................ 192 Hide Me, Kipper!............................ 80 Hobbit, The................................... 259 Horror House................................ 161 How Many Pets?............................. 19 How the Moon Is Made of Cheese.................................. 137 How to Make Money When You’re Twelve....................................... 138 Hunger Games, The...................... 260 Hurry Up, Ilua!................................ 96 Hurt.............................................. 216 I Am Ivan Crocodile!....................... 66 I Am Not a Loser........................... 154 I Am So Over Being a Loser........... 154 I Am Sort of a Loser...................... 154 I Am Still Not a Loser..................... 154 I Can Craft.................................... 219 I Can Cross Stitch.......................... 219 I Can Paper Craft.......................... 219 I Have a Dog................................... 47 I Heart One Direction Journal........ 227 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly........................... 95 I Know That!................................. 113 I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn...... 109 I’m Going to Sing, Black American Spirituals, Volume Two................ 93 Ice Race........................................ 172 Improper Order............................. 215 In the Attic.................................... 101 Inuit Tools....................................... 15 Is Daddy Home Yet?..................... 257 Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig?................. 83 Issrilla the Creeping Menace......... 163 Jelly People, The............................ 158 John Diamond.............................. 193 Jonadab and Rita............................ 85 Journey to the Centre of the Earth.194 Judy’s Big Problem........................ 136 Julia Donaldson............................. 103 Jungle Animals.............................. 230 Jungle Book, The.......................... 147 Just Because................................... 90 Kajin the Beast Catcher................. 163 Kama the Faceless Beast............... 163 Katie the Kitten................................. 8 Keep Out! Bears About!................. 21 Keeper, The.................................. 205 Kipper....................................... 80–82 Kipper............................................. 80 Kipper and Roly.............................. 80 Kipper Story Collection................... 82 Kipper’s 1st Activity Book................ 82 Kipper’s Beach Ball.......................... 80 Kipper’s Birthday............................. 81

Kipper’s Christmas Eve.................... 82 Kipper’s Little Friends...................... 80 Kipper’s Monster............................ 81 Kipper’s Snowy Day........................ 81 Kipper’s Toybox.............................. 82 Koba Ghoul of the Shadows......... 163 Koldo the Arctic Warrior............... 162 Komodo the Lizard King............... 162 Koraka the Winged Assassin......... 163 Koron Jaws of Death..................... 163 Krabb Master of the Sea............... 162 Krestor the Crushing Terror........... 162 Kronus the Clawed Menace.......... 163 Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear... 74 La mémé et la mouche.................... 95 Land Ahoy, Mr Croc........................ 20 Land of Dragor, The...................... 183 Lantern Moon, The....................... 263 Lark in the Ark, A............................ 22 Last Tiger, The................................ 90 Last Viking, The............................ 112 Last Viking, The............................ 112 Last Viking Returns, The................ 112 Lavender Blue Dress, The................ 68 Learning with Nature.................... 250 Legend of Rip Van Winkle, The..... 137 Les Miserables............................... 194 Lesson for a Wolf, A....................... 97 Lesson in Manners, A.................... 257 Let’s Look................................. 39, 40 Let’s Look for Butterflies................. 39 Let’s Look for Garden Birds............. 39 Let’s Look for Garden Wildlife......... 39 Let’s Look for Wild Flowers............. 40 Let’s Look in Ponds & Rivers............ 40 Let’s Look in Woods & Forests......... 40 Let’s Look on the Farm.................... 40 Let’s Look on the Seashore............. 40 Let’s Paint!...................................... 46 Let’s Play!....................................... 46 Level 1 Storybook Set 1C.............. 139 Level 3 Storybook Set 3C.............. 139 Level 5 Storybook Set 5C.............. 139 Lilli and Her Shadow..................... 148 Lilli and Shadow in Trouble........... 148 Lines Everywhere............................ 28 Linka the Sky Conqueror............... 163 Lion Book of Nursery Fables, The..... 91 Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes, The................................ 91 Lion Book of Nursery Tales, The...... 91 Lion Classic Bible, The................... 127 Lion First Bible (Pink), The.............. 126 Lion First Bible (White), The........... 126 Lion First Bible, The....................... 127 Lion in the Meadow, A................. 134 Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories, The................................ 128 Lion Little Book of Bible Stories, The................................ 128 Lion Nursery Bible, The.................. 127 Lion Special Gift Bibles.................. 126 Lion Storyteller Bible, The.............. 127 Lionel Messi.................................. 238 Literacy in the Science Classroom.................................. 251 Little Answer................................. 105 Little Bo Peep and More . . ............. 92 Little Christmas Tree, The.............. 123 Little Life of Jesus, A..................... 129 Little Nut Tree, The....................... 134 Little Piggy’s Got No Moves............ 57 Little Somethings, The..................... 79 Lizzy the Lamb.................................. 8


Title Index Lloyd Llama..................................... 53 Lone Wolf..................................... 202 Look at Me!.................................... 19 Look Out for Bugs......................... 229 Looming Lamplight, The............... 142 Lord of the Flies, The..................... 259 Lost Tales of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, The........... 263 Lost Treasure.................................. 42 Love Is the New Black................... 217 Luchair Stones, The....................... 182 Lucky Thamu................................ 148 Luke & the Little Seed..................... 34 Lulu Bell........................................ 170 Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn...................................... 170 Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup.......... 170 Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort......... 170 Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin...... 170 Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon.... 170 Lulu Bell and the Pyjama Party....... 170 Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle........... 170 Lulu Bell and the Tiger Cub........... 170 Lunar Strike.................................. 161 Lust and Found............................. 218 Lustor the Acid Dart...................... 163 Macmillan Classics................ 146, 147 Mad Cap....................................... 177 Madara the Midnight Warrior....... 162 Magic Fair, The............................. 148 Magic Hoop!, The........................... 18 Magnificent Minds........................ 235 Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy......... 45 Make Friends, Break Friends.......... 153 Make It! Write It! Read It!............. 221 Man Who Planted Trees, The........ 197 Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, The............................... 134 Many Faces of Josephine Baker, The............................................ 233 Marcus Danton’s History Mystery.. 138 Marine Mammals............................ 15 Mark of the Horse Lord, The......... 213 Marshmallows for Martians............. 78 Mask of Death.............................. 203 Math Activities.............................. 247 Math at the Art Museum................ 72 Math Sticker Activities................... 247 Math Story Activities..................... 247 Max Explores........................ 116, 117 Max Explores Boston..................... 117 Max Explores Chicago................... 117 Max Explores New York................ 117 Max Explores San Francisco........... 117 Max Explores Seattle..................... 117 Max Explores the Beach................ 116 Max Goes to Jupiter........................ 87 Max Goes to Mars.......................... 87 Max Goes to the Moon................... 87 Max Goes to the Space Station....... 87 Max’s Ice Age Adventure................ 87 Mermaids of Starfish Reef, The..... 152 Mimi and the Mountain Dragon.... 119 Mindful Hypnobirthing.................. 241 Minecrafter................................... 224 Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced............. 224 Minecrafter 3.0 Advanced............. 225 minedition Minibooks..................... 36 Minos the Demon Bull.................. 163 Mirka the Ice Horse....................... 163 Missing Jack.................................... 90 Mockingjay................................... 260 Modern Art Adventures................ 220

Mojave Green............................... 212 Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory....... 49 Moonlight Bear............................. 102 Moonlight Trilogy, The.................. 211 Moonstone Promise...................... 204 Moonwalk.................................... 172 Moose.......................................... 100 Moose and Sheep Cook and Eat... 135 More and More Ant and Bee.......... 17 More Ant and Bee.......................... 17 Mortimer Revealed........................ 196 Motor Mouse!................................ 26 Mountain Animals........................ 231 Mouse and the Moon Made of Cheese.................................... 63 Moving Blocks................................ 29 Mr Chicken Goes to Paris................ 43 Mr Chicken Lands on London......... 43 Mr Croc.......................................... 20 Mr Gum................................ 155–157 Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire.155 Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree........ 157 Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear..... 156 Mr Gum and the Goblins.............. 156 Mr Gum and the Power Crystals... 156 Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout... 157 Mr Super Poopy Pants..................... 90 Murk the Swamp Man.................. 162 Muro the Rat Monster.................. 162 Music School................................ 196 My Father the Great Pirate.............. 69 My First Bilingual Book................ 9–13 My First Bilingual Book–A Day........... 9 My First Bilingual Book–Being Good........................................... 10 My First Bilingual Book–Feelings...... 11 My First Bilingual Book–Indoors....... 12 My First Bilingual Book–Outdoors.... 13 My First Discoveries......................... 42 My Look and Point........................ 130 My Look and Point Bible............... 130 My Look and Point First Christmas.................................. 130 My Look and Point First Easter..... 130 My Look and Point In the Beginning................................. 130 My Look and Point Jonah and the Whale.......................... 130 My Look and Point Noah.............. 130 My Look and Point Story of Jesus.. 130 My New Zealand 123 Book........... 118 My New Zealand ABC Book.......... 118 My New Zealand Colours Book..... 118 My Story Time Bible...................... 127 My Very First................................. 124 My Very First Easter Story.............. 124 My Very First Nativity Play............. 124 My Very First Nativity Story............ 124 My Very First Prayers to Know by Heart..................................... 124 My Very Own Bible....................... 127 Mystery at Riddle Gully................. 181 Mystery of Maddie Musgrove, The........................... 178 Nameless One............................... 199 Nature Activity Cards...................... 38 Naughtiest Girl...................... 189–191 Naughtiest Girl Again, The............ 189 Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend, The.............................. 190 Naughtiest Girl in the School, The................................ 189 Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor, The... 189

Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret, The.............................. 190 Naughtiest Girl Marches On, The....................... 191 Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day, The.............................. 190 Naughtiest Girl Wants to Win, The................................ 191 Naughtiest Girl, The...................... 189 Ned and the Joybaloo................... 101 Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids...................................... 236 Nelson Mandela............................ 234 New Friend, Old Friends................ 153 New Testament Tales: The Unauthorized Version................ 129 Night Before Christmas, The........... 36 Night Monkey, Day Monkey Book and Plush Gift Set.......................... 3 No More Mr. Dawdle.................... 137 Noctila the Death Owl................... 163 Noisy Stable and Other Christmas Stories....................................... 129 Numbers and Shapes.................... 248 Nursery Rhymes................................ 1 Ocean Animals.............................. 231 Ocean Counting Book, The............. 62 Off the Wall Bible Tales................. 129 Old Friends................................... 263 Old Testament Tales: The Unauthorized Version................ 129 Oliver Fibbs........................... 174, 175 Oliver Fibbs and the Abominable Snow Penguin............................ 175 Oliver Fibbs and the Attack of the Alien Brain................................. 174 Oliver Fibbs and the Clash of the Mega Robots............................. 175 Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs................... 174 Oliver Twist................................... 194 Olympuss Games, The................... 143 On a Small Island.......................... 112 On the Shoulder of a Giant............. 98 Once Tashi Met a Dragon............. 140 One and Only Jack Chant, The...... 208 One Ted Falls Out of Bed.............. 103 One Year with Kipper..................... 81 Opal Dreaming............................. 204 Operation Blue Dragon................. 201 Operation Green Parrot................. 201 Operation Pink Elephant............... 201 Opposites..................................... 263 Over the Wall................................ 263 Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, The, Book and Plush Gift Set.......... 3 Painted Skies................................... 97 Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends......................................... 77 Pants on the Moon!........................ 18 Papa Panov’s Special Day.............. 120 Peekaboo........................................ 33 People’s Republic.......................... 202 Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion, The................................ 180 Perplexing Pineapple, The............. 142 Pet Person, The............................... 99 Pet to School Day.......................... 110 Peter Pan........................................ 24 Pets, Animals & Creatures............. 258 Petticoat Pirates............................ 152 Phoenix......................................... 199 Phonics Fun.................................. 249

Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto................... 188 Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror.......................... 188 Piece of Cake................................ 218 Pied Piper of Hamelin, The.............. 36 Pig in Love.................................... 111 Pigeon Problems........................... 151 Pinocchio........................................ 25 Pip the Puppy.................................... 8 Pirate Treasure Hunt!...................... 26 Pirate Treasure!............................... 18 Pitch Green................................... 212 Playtime............................................ 2 Pocket Rocket: Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls................. 159 Pocket Rocket: Space Scout.......... 158 Poison Plot, The............................ 150 Polar Animals................................ 231 Polly and the Frog and Other Folk Tales................................... 129 Pollyanna...................................... 192 Pollyanna Grows Up...................... 192 Ponds & Rivers................................ 41 Powers, The.................................. 177 Pre-Algebra Companion................ 262 Pre-Calculus.................................. 262 Preschool Fun....................... 246–248 Prim Improper............................... 215 Primperfect................................... 215 Primrose Leary.............................. 215 Prince of Peas, The.......................... 64 Princess and the Pea, The................ 24 Princess Pig................................... 133 Printing Fun.................................. 249 Proofs Workbook.......................... 262 Prospero Chronicles...................... 211 Punk Science: The Intergalactic, Supermassive Space Book.......... 232 Pup Idol........................................ 186 Puppy Party................................... 187 Puppy Plan, The............................ 186 Puppy Power................................. 187 Queen & Mr Brown, The............... 101 Queen Alone................................ 188 Queen at War, The....................... 188 Queen Must Die, The.................... 188 Quick Reference Guides................ 255 Rabbitwood.................................... 61 Racing the Moon.......................... 207 Rainbow Chameleon....................... 29 Rat Attack..................................... 133 Read Baby, Every Day........................ 5 Read It Build It: Space..................... 22 Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc............ 20 ReadZone Picture Books........ 110, 111 Recruit, The.................................. 202 Red Riding Hood............................. 24 Red, Blue, Peekaboo!........................ 7 Rediscovered Classics.................... 213 Refilwe......................................... 113 Remarkable Minds........................ 235 Remembered by Heart.................. 239 Remy Brunel and the Circus Horse......................................... 179 Reporting Under Fire..................... 233 Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, The................................... 54 Rhyme Time...................................... 2 Riddle Gully.................................. 181 Riddle Gully Runaway................... 181 Robert Irwin Dinosaur Hunter........ 164 Robot King, The............................ 158 Rokk the Walking Mountain......... 162

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Title Index Roman Brit............................ 144, 145 Room Wreckers............................ 255 Ruffer’s Birthday Party..................... 73 Rumpelstiltskin................................ 61 Sad Tales for Me........................... 257 Safari Sam’s Wild Animals..... 230, 231 Saint Francis.................................. 132 Scared or Not, Mr Croc?................. 20 School for Supervillains, The.......... 179 Science Adventures with Max the Dog series.............................. 87 Science and Math in Motion......... 251 Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully, The.152 Sea Horses of Scallop Bay, The...... 152 Seashore......................................... 41 Seasons and Colors....................... 249 Secret of the Swords, The............. 150 Secrets of Flamant Castle, The...... 150 Selfish Giant, The............................ 36 Selfish Giant, The............................ 88 Sentences..................................... 261 Serpio the Slithering Shadow........ 163 Shadow Wave............................... 202 Shakespeare’s Hamlet................... 198 Shamani the Raging Flame............ 163 Shards.......................................... 211 She Takes a Stand......................... 233 Shine............................................ 200 Shock Music................................. 161 Show and Go................................ 165 Shrinking Race, The...................... 158 Siege Scare, The............................ 151 Sign Language Conversations for Beginning Signers...................... 258 Signing at School.......................... 258 Signs for Pets and Animals............ 260 Silver the Wild Terror.................... 163 Simple Things, The........................ 183 Skin Deep..................................... 216 Skurik theForest Demon................ 163 Sky High....................................... 161 Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug................ 5 Sleep Softly..................................... 95 Sleeping Beauty.............................. 24 Sleepwalker, The........................... 202 Sleepy or Not, Mr Croc?.................. 20 Sleepy Time...................................... 2 Slivka the Cold-Hearted Curse....... 163 Snow White and Rose Red.............. 24 So Frog......................................... 257 So Gorilla...................................... 257 Solak Scourge of the Sea.............. 163 Solving Word Problems................. 258 Something Delicious....................... 79 Something Different....................... 79 Something Missing......................... 79 Something Stinks!......................... 181 Sometimes...................................... 90 Son of Spartapuss......................... 143 Song for a Scarlet Runner............. 182 Songs of Sally Scaredy-pants, The.... 67 Spaghetti with the Yeti................... 78 Special Kev..................................... 45 Spikefin the Water King................ 163 Splinters........................................ 211 Squares........................................... 30 Stardragon...................................... 60 Starter Level Storybook Set 1B...... 139 Sticker Play Scenes.......................... 41 Stinkius Maximus.......................... 144 Stone Lion, The............................... 56 Stories for . . ............................... 171 Stories for 6 Year Olds.................. 171 Stories for 7 Year Olds.................. 171

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Stories for 8 Year Olds.................. 171 Stories for 9 Year Olds.................. 171 Stories of Survival & Revenge.......... 98 Stories of the Saints...................... 131 Storm Moon................................. 211 Story of the Nativity, The............... 125 Straight Forward English Series..... 261 Straight Forward Large Edition...... 261 Straight Forward Math Series........ 262 Striker, The................................... 138 Studies in Geometry Series............ 262 Subtraction................................... 262 Summer Activities for Fall Readiness: First Grade................................. 263 Summer Activities for Fall Readiness: Second Grade............................ 263 Summer Activities for Fall Readiness: Third Grade............................... 263 Summer Scandal........................... 214 Swamp Race................................. 161 Sword Girl............................ 150, 151 Sylvester and the New Year............. 58 T Is for Texas................................. 115 Tall, Dark and Distant.................... 218 Tanglewood Tales......................... 192 Tantrums!..................................... 255 Targro the Arctic Menace.............. 163 Tarrok the Blood Spike.................. 163 Tashi............................................. 140 Tashi and the Baba Yaga............... 140 Tashi and the Big Stinker............... 140 Tashi and the Dancing Shoes........ 140 Tashi and the Demons.................. 140 Tashi and the Forbidden Room...... 140 Tashi and the Genie...................... 140 Tashi and the Ghosts.................... 140 Tashi and the Giants..................... 140 Tashi and the Golem..................... 140 Tashi and the Haunted House....... 140 Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster... 140 Tashi and the Phoenix................... 140 Tashi and the Royal Tomb............. 140 Tashi and the Stolen Bus............... 140 Tashi and the Wicked Magician..... 140 Tashi Lost in the City..................... 140 Tashi series................................... 140 Tashi: The Complete Collection..... 140 Tauron the Pounding Fury............. 163 Teaching Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins, A................................ 259 Teaching Guide to My Side of the Mountain, A.................... 259 Teaching Guide to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, A.......................... 259 Teaching Guide to The Outsiders, A........................ 259 Teaching Guide to Where the Red Fern Grows, A............................ 259 Teaching the Scientific Method..... 251 Tecton the Armoured Giant.......... 163 Teddy Robinson Storybook, The.... 147 Teenagers Translated.................... 245 Terra Curse of the Forest............... 162 Terrible Trickster, The.................... 151 That Car!........................................ 47 There Once Was a Boy Called Tashi.......................................... 140 Things to Make and Do with Your Children..................................... 244 Think Like a Baby.......................... 242 This Ain’t No Video Game, Kid!.... 263 This Little Piggy Went Dancing........ 51 This Little Piggy Went Singing......... 51 Three Cool Board Books................ 118

Three Musketeers, The.................. 194 Three Sardines on a Bench............ 256 Through My Eyes.......................... 208 Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig!........... 83 Time Detectives, The..................... 178 Timothy and Sarah: The Homemade Cake Contest............................... 75 Tiny Tots....................................... 121 Tiny Tots Bible....................... 121, 127 Tiny Tots Christmas....................... 121 Tips for Teachers........................... 254 Tips for Teachers: English Language Arts........................... 254 Tips for Teachers: Helping Students Improve Academic and Social Skills................................ 254 To Kill a Mockingbird.................... 259 Tobermory Cat, The...................... 113 Toddler Owner’s Manual............... 241 ToddlerCalm................................. 241 Tomb of Doom............................. 161 Tomorrow Is a Chance to Start Over................................ 94 Too Cold for a Tutu........................ 50 Too Hot for Spots........................... 50 Top of the Pups.................... 186, 187 Torno the Hurricane Dragon......... 163 Torpix the Twisting Serpent........... 163 Tournament Trouble..................... 150 Traitor’s Revenge.......................... 203 Treason......................................... 206 Treasury of Prayers, A................... 132 Treasury of Wisdom, A.................. 132 Tree................................................ 56 Trema the Earth Lord.................... 162 Triangles Workbook...................... 262 Trigonometry................................ 261 Try Looking Ahead........................ 212 Try Time........................................ 165 Tunnels of Tarcoola, The............... 207 Turkeys Who Learned to Speak Moo, The................................... 137 Twice Upon a Time....................... 218 Two Peas in a Pod........................... 45 Ultimate Fan Book, The................. 238 Ultimate Guide to Minecraft® Redstone, The............................ 224 Ultimate Minecraft Creator, The.... 225 Under Cover................................. 201 Unglued........................................ 138 Unlucky Break............................... 218 Unseen, The.................................. 210 Upside-Down Boy, An................... 159 Ursus the Clawed Roar.................. 163 Valentina...................................... 205 Vedra & Krimon Twin Beasts of Avantia.................................. 162 Vermok the Spiteful Scavenger..... 163 Very Worried Sparrow, The............. 91 Vespick the Wasp Queen.............. 162 Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine, The.............................. 180 Vigrash the Clawed Eagle............. 163 Vintage Children’s Classics............ 193 Volcanic Panic............................... 161 Voltrex the Two-headed Octopus.. 163 Waarda Series for Young Readers...................................... 148 Walk Together Children, Black American Spirituals, Vol. One....... 93 Walking Fish, The.......................... 181 We Love Each Other....................... 31 We’re Going to a Party!.................. 21 We’re Not Scared!.......................... 19

Weather......................................... 42 Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl...... 191 Wellspring of Magic...................... 149 Wet Hen....................................... 133 What’s for Dinner, Mr Gum?........ 157 What’s Your Story?....................... 256 Where Is Binky Boo?....................... 18 Where’s Rudolph?........................ 119 Whining & Pouting....................... 255 Whirlwind..................................... 196 Whisper........................................ 217 White Butterfly, A........................... 32 White Plus...................................... 27 Who Eats First?............................... 71 Wibbly Pig...................................... 83 Wibbly Pig and the Tooky............... 83 Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons............. 83 Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet..................... 83 Wibbly Pig’s Silly Big Bear................ 83 Wiggle, Jump, Stomp, Mr Croc....... 20 Wild Flowers................................... 41 Wilderness Collection, The: 4 Books in 1............................... 164 Witch & the Dog Activity Sticker Book, The.................................. 257 Witch & the Dog, The................... 257 Wombats at the Zoo, The............... 44 Women Aviators........................... 233 Women Heroes of the American Revolution................................. 233 Women Heroes of World War I..... 233 Women Heroes of World War II.... 234 Women in Space........................... 233 Women of Action................. 233, 234 Women of Steel and Stone........... 233 Women of the Frontier................. 233 Woods & Forests............................. 41 Word Problems, Book One............ 262 Working Months, The................... 136 World of Her Own, A.................... 233 Wriggle and Roar!........................ 103 Year of Stories and Things to Do, A.85 Yippee! Summer Holidays............. 148 Yonezu Board Books................. 29–31 You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum!........ 155 Young Signers Series..................... 263 Yuck! Said the Yak....................... 109 Yum Yum!...................................... 31 Zac Blasts Off................................ 160 Zac Climbs High............................ 160 Zac Power..................................... 161 Zac Power Spy Recruit................... 160 Zac Runs Wild............................... 160 Zac Strikes Out.............................. 160 Zac’s Bank Bust............................. 160 Zac’s Quicksand............................ 160 Zac’s Skate Break.......................... 160 Zac’s Sticky Fix.............................. 160 Zlatan Ibrahimovic......................... 238 Zoe and Beans.......................... 18, 19 Zoo Girl.......................................... 90 Zoom and Fly, Mr Croc................... 20


Contributor Index Contributor Index Abbot, Simon................................. 22 Aiken, Joan................................... 146 Alborozo, Gabriel............................ 46 Alexander, Pat.............................. 126 Allabach, P. R................................. 52 Allan, Joe...................................... 226 Alton, William............................... 209 Anglicas, Louise............................ 222 Ankowski, Andy............................ 242 Ankowski, PhD, Amber................. 242 Annie’s......................................... 219 Apolzon, Linda Rae....................... 137 Archbold, Tim....................... 110, 111 Asphyxia....................................... 196 Atwood, Kathryn J........................ 234 Ayliffe, Alex.................................. 124 Badger, H..................................... 158 Bailey, Peter............................ 61, 197 Baker, Travis................................. 136 Banner, Angela............................... 16 Banyard, Jen................................. 181 Barclay, Adrian.............................. 123 Basho, Midori................................. 75 Baxter, Leon.................................. 126 Beard, Lauren............................... 106 Beckingham, Adrian...................... 172 Bedwell, Steve.............................. 241 Bennett, Jeffrey............................... 87 Bently, Peter................................... 22 Besley, Adrian............................... 238 Bester, Maryanne.......................... 113 Bester, Shayle............................... 113 Bileck, Marvin................................. 93 Birkett, Georgie................................ 7 Bixley, Donovan.............................. 92 Blade, Adam................................. 162 Blandford, Millie........................... 251 Blishen, Edward............................ 197 Blyton, Enid.................................. 189 Borella, Rosie................................ 208 Botham, Noel................................ 232 Brothers Washburn, The............... 212 Bryan, Ashley.................................. 93 Buckingham, Caz................ 37–39, 41 Burk, Kopel................................... 181 Burk, Rachelle............................... 181 Burton, LeVar.................................. 54 Busch, Leah.................................. 4, 5 Buster Books......................... 222, 223 Butterfield, Moira............................ 60 Cali, Davide.................................... 69 Callery, Sean................................. 172 Cann, Helen.................................. 127 Carroll, Lewis.................................. 24 Carter, Matt.................................. 211 Chamberlain, Margaret................. 134 Chang, Hee-jung............................ 70 Chapman, Lynne............................. 22 Chausse, Sylvia......................... 64, 65 Choi, Yang-sook............................. 71 Christopher, Neil............................. 98 Chung, Sung-hwa........................... 70 Clepper, Emilie................................ 95 Cloyne, Rachel.............................. 222 Cohen, Laurie................................. 32 Collins Maps................................. 240 Condon, Bill.................................. 183 Cook, Alan..................................... 97 Cousins, Lucy.................................... 1 Coxe, Molly.................................. 133

Cramer, Sadie............................... 177 Crilly, Lynn.................................... 245 Currey, Anna................................ 103 Dando-Collins, Stephen................ 201 David, Alison................................. 244 Davies, Hanna............................... 222 Davis, Oslo.................................... 197 de Gastold, Claire........................... 67 Deacon, Alexis................................ 88 Dempsey, Sheena......................... 177 Dennis, Sarah.................................. 25 Denton, Terry................................ 142 Devon, Natasha............................ 245 Digby, Anne.................................. 189 Dodson, Emma............................. 111 Doherty, Berlie.............................. 206 Donaldson, Julia........................ 3, 103 Doney, Meryl.................................. 91 Doughty, Lauren........................... 222 Douglas, Dr. Pamela...................... 243 Downing, Julie.............................. 120 Downshire, Janey.......................... 245 Drake, W. H................................. 147 Dubosarsky, Ursula....................... 142 Dunbar, Joyce............................... 107 Eggleton, Steve............................. 125 Elena Pasquali............................... 128 Elliott, Chloe................................... 63 Elliott, Rebecca............................... 90 Elsohn Ross, Michael..................... 233 English, Alex................................. 109 Everett, Flic................................... 245 Feierabend, John M.............. 252, 253 Fenech, Liza.................................. 116 Ferri, Giuliano........................... 33, 34 Fields, Jan..................................... 149 Fienberg, Anna..................... 140, 141 Fienberg, Barbara.......................... 140 Fison, Julie.................................... 218 FitzSimmons, David....................... 228 Fletcher, Courtenay......................... 54 Fletcher, Sophie............................ 241 Flint, Shamini................................ 173 Fogle, Ben..................................... 147 Foley, James.................................. 112 Foreman, Michael......................... 100 Forster, Kate................................. 218 Fournier, Martin............................ 213 Fox, Lee.......................................... 49 Fox, Woody.................................. 129 Francis, Pauline............................. 194 French, Vivian....................... 111, 146 Frier, Raphaële................................ 67 Frogel, Elizabeth............................. 86 Fu, Olivia......................................... 55 Fuhr, Ute........................................ 42 Galeron, Henri................................ 42 Gamble, Kim................................. 140 Garcia, Ester................................... 61 Gardner, Sally............................... 134 Garfield, Leon....................... 193, 197 Gavin, Jamila................................ 200 Geddes, Serena............................. 170 Giono, Jean.................................. 197 Gliori, Debi................................... 113 Goodings, Christina...... 121–123, 130 Gordon, Mike............................... 110 Gosling, Sharon............................ 179 Goss, Mini...................................... 50 Gouichoux, René............................ 66 Gourlay, Candy............................. 200

Graham, Bob.................................. 49 Grammont, Noel................. 59, 61, 62 Grant, Virginia.............................. 239 Green, Dan................................... 119 Greenberg, Nicki........................... 198 Grew, Naella................................. 245 Grindley, Sally................................. 21 Grist, Hilary..................................... 94 Group Majoongmul........................ 72 Guillain, Adam................................ 78 Guillain, Charlotte........................... 78 Gunnell, Beth................................ 222 Gwynne, Phillip............................... 57 Hammond, Andrew...................... 203 Han, Eun-sun.................................. 73 Hansen, Gaby................................. 91 Hardie Grant Egmont.................... 227 Harman, Teri................................. 211 Hartley, Steve................................ 173 Hartman, Bob............................... 129 Harvey, Jacqueline................ 167, 184 Harvey, Jenny B............................. 243 Harvey, Roland................................ 44 Hawcock, David.............................. 23 Hawthorne, Nathaniel................... 192 Hayes, Susan................................... 22 Heinrich, Sally............................... 173 Hellman, Thomas............................ 95 Hemming, Alice............................ 108 Hicks, Nola...................................... 96 Hindley, Kate................................ 189 Hinrichsen, Tamsin........................ 113 Hobbs, Leigh................................... 43 Holder, Mig.................................. 120 Hopgood, Tim............................... 105 Howard, Paul.................................... 3 Huban, Billie......................... 136, 137 Hudson, Annabel.......................... 130 Hughes, Shirley................. 84, 85, 193 Hughes-Odgers, Kyle.................... 112 Humphreys, Alastair...................... 239 Hunt, Julie.................................... 182 Hussey, Lorna............................... 123 Hutton, Dr. John........................... 4, 5 Incentive Publications by World Book........................... 254 Inhabit Media........................... 14, 15 Inkpen, Chloë................................. 18 Inkpen, Mick....................... 18, 80, 83 Irwin, Robert................................. 164 Jackson, Melanie........................... 137 Jadoul, Émile................................. 223 James, Danielle............................. 119 James, Dr. Oliver........................... 241 Jarman, Julia................................. 153 Jarratt, Laura................................. 216 Jatkowska, Ag................................ 91 Jellett, Tom............................. 57, 171 Jennings, Paul............................... 176 Jensen, Marie-Louise..................... 179 Jones, Sarah................................ 6, 53 Jorgensen, Norman....................... 112 Joslin, Mary................................... 132 Kaye, Marilyn................................ 214 Keeping, Charles........................... 197 Keighery, Chrissie......................... 217 Kennedy Henzel, Cynthia...... 137, 138 Kennedy, Cate................................ 47 Kernahan, Maria................... 114, 115 Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl................... 148 Kim, Ju-kyoung............................... 73

Kim, Min-jung................................. 73 Kim, Yun-ju.................................... 72 Kimura, Yasuko.............................. 77 King, Stephen Michael............ 48, 141 Kipling, J. Lockwood..................... 147 Kipling, Rudyard........................... 147 Kitamura, Satoshi.......................... 101 Klass, Myleene.............................. 244 Knight, Linsay............................... 171 Kolosov, Jacqueline....................... 209 Kossar, Don.................................... 86 Kronheimer, Ann.......................... 222 Kwaymullina, Ezekiel..................... 112 L’Ensemble Agora........................... 95 Laberje, Reji.................................. 116 Laher, F. I..................................... 139 Laidlaw, Jill................................... 220 Lance, Charlotte............................. 47 Langton, Roger............................. 129 Lankester Brisley, Joyce................. 146 Larry, H. I.............................. 160, 161 Lawson, Henry.............................. 197 Leaney, Angela............................. 148 Leblanc, Catherine.......................... 35 Lee, Fiona......................................... 2 Lee, Jimi.......................................... 28 Lee, Mi-ae....................................... 71 Lemonnier, Anne............................ 67 Letuffe, Anne............................ 64, 65 Levey, Emma................................. 109 Lewis, Jill......................................... 79 Libby, Wendy M. L........................ 221 Lima, Teresa.................................... 67 Lodge, Jo........................................ 20 Longstaff, Abie............................. 106 Loughlin, Patrick........................... 165 Lum, Bernice................................. 174 Lyon, Rachel................................. 109 Macmillan Children’s Books.......... 227 Mahoney, Ellen............................. 236 Mahy, Margaret............................ 134 Mallory, Carolyn............................. 97 Martin, Darragh............................ 205 Massari, Alida............................... 131 Massey, Jane................................. 107 McAllister, Margaret..................... 131 McCaffrey, Kate............................ 210 McCann, Eliza................................. 57 McDermott, Kevin......................... 205 McG, Shane.................................... 49 McKean, Dave.............................. 199 McKimmie, Chris............................ 45 McSkimming, Geoffrey................. 188 Meredith, Samantha..................... 122 Mew, Victoria............................... 250 Milet Publishing................................ 9 Millard, Glenda............................... 48 Mills, Alan....................................... 95 Milne, Christopher........................ 159 Mita, Genjirou................................ 76 Moffat, Aidan................................. 68 Mohler, Jeremy............................... 98 Moray Williams, Ursula................. 146 Morgan, Michelle.......................... 207 Morgan, Sally........................ 112, 239 Morgan-Jones, Tom...................... 239 Mörike, Eduard............................... 58 Morpurgo, Michael............... 119, 197 Muchamore, Robert...................... 202 Mullenbach, Cheryl....................... 236 Murrell, Belinda............................ 170

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Contributor Index Muss, Angela................................ 121 Nelson, James................................. 98 Neuhaus, Julia................................. 66 Niimi, Nankichi................................ 76 Niland, Deborah.............................. 51 Norling, Beth................................ 183 Nouhen, Élodie............................... 95 Noyce, Pendred E.......................... 235 O’Brien, May L............................. 148 O’Leary, John.................................. 26 Ockwell-Smith, Sarah.................... 241 Ogilvie, Isabel................................ 182 Okamoto, Alan............................... 87 Oliver, Jana................................... 216 Oram, Hiawyn............................... 101 Ortelli, Barbara................................ 32 Ottley, Matt.................................... 56 Pankhurst, Kate............................ 153 Parker, Danny................................. 56 Parkinson, Siobhán....................... 206 Parton, Daron............................... 104 Pasquali, Elena.............................. 125 Pearce, Jacqueline......................... 138 Perry, Chrissie............................... 166 Peyrols, Sylvaine.............................. 42 Phelan, PhD, Thomas W................ 255 Pidgen, Emmeline............... 58, 62, 68 Pinnington, Andrea............. 37–39, 41 PisHier............................................ 95 Pitamic, Maja................................ 220 Popular Book Company........ 246–249 Porter, Eleanor H.......................... 192 Powell, Jillian................................ 111 Powers, J. L.................................. 208 Preston-Gannon, Frann..................... 7 Price, Robin................................... 143 Prokopowicz, Jen.......................... 229 Punk Science................................. 232 Pye, Ali........................................... 79 Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel............ 97, 98 Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean............... 97, 98 Quarello, Maurizio A. C................. 69 Quinn, K. A. S.............................. 188 Rayner, Catherine......................... 146 Rayner, Shoo................................ 144 Richards, Lucy................................... 3 Richardson, Anna.......................... 250 Riddell, Chris................................. 199 Ridley, Frances.............................. 234 Ringli, Andrea............................... 109 Rippin, Sally.................................. 166 Robb, Marina................................ 250 Robinson, Hilary............................ 110 Robinson, Joan G......................... 147 Rock, Lois..................... 121, 124, 129 Rodriguez, Jason........................... 212 Roehlkepartain, Jolene L............... 250 Rogers, Gregory............................ 150 Ross, Tony................................ 21, 99 Russell, Dean.................................. 63 Ryan, Chris................................... 201 Said, S. F...................................... 199 Saillens, Ruben.............................. 120 Sanchez, Sara............................... 108 Sandu, Anca................................. 108 Saumande, Juliette........................ 177 Sautai, Raoul................................... 42

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Schaefer Bernardo, Susan............... 54 Schafbuch, Michael............... 114, 115 Scheffler, Axel................................... 8 Schroeder, Phil.............................. 138 Seedat, Mariam.................... 135, 137 Serra, Adolfo.................................. 60 Sharratt, Nick................................ 103 Sheppard, Deborah....................... 147 Shin, Soon-jae................................. 73 Simmonds, Posy............................ 100 Skevington, Andrea...................... 123 Smee, Nicola................................. 128 Smith, Jim..................................... 154 Smith, Peter.................................... 49 Spragg, Iain.................................. 238 Spurlock, Elizabeth........................ 219 Stanton, Andy............................... 155 Stephens, Helen............................ 119 Stevens, Kevin............................... 177 Stewart, Deborah D...................... 243 Stewart, Paul................................ 199 Stone, Julia..................................... 91 Stowell, Louie............................... 179 Stranaghan, Crystal J................... 138 Streatfeild, Noel............................ 193 Sullivan, Deirdre............................ 215 Sutcliff, Rosemary......................... 213 Suzuki, Julia.................................. 183 Suzuma, Tabitha........................... 216 Takahashi, Kazue............................ 74 Tamarkin, Annette.......................... 27 Taylor, Maria................................... 24 Tazzyman, David........................... 155 Te Papa Press................................ 118 Testa, Fulvio.................................... 89 Tharlet, Eve..................................... 35 Titchenell, F. J. R........................... 211 Tomlinson, Jill................................... 3 Triumph Books...................... 224–226 Tucker, Jaylon............................... 148 Turnbloom, Lucas........................... 52 Tyler, Gillian.................................... 59 Ulrich, Frances.............................. 135 Utton, Peter.................................... 21 Van Kooij, Rachel.......................... 206 Voutila, Ritva.................................. 56 Walsh, Jennifer............................. 207 Wanner, Zukiswa.......................... 113 Waters, Erica-Jane......................... 152 Waters, Fiona.................................. 89 Watson, Chris............................... 143 Watts, Frances.............................. 150 Watts, Murray............................... 127 Weldon, Andrew.......................... 176 Wellesley, Rosie............................ 102 West, David.................................. 230 White, Lyn.................................... 208 Widdowson, Kay........................... 121 Wild, Margaret......................... 51, 56 Wilde, Oscar............................. 36, 88 Wildish, Lee.................................... 78 Wilkins, James Francis................... 101 Williams, Jenny............................. 134 Willis, Jeanne............................ 21, 99 Wilson, Anna................................ 186 Wilson, Marika................................ 44 Windham, Sophie......................... 125

Wisenfeld, Alison.......................... 132 Witherington Cornioley, Pearl....... 234 Wong, Peter Y.............................. 180 Wood, Karen................................ 204 Woolf, Alex................................... 178 Woollett, Laura A.......................... 237 Worthen, Johnny.......................... 210 Yang, Hae-won............................... 71 Yates, Louise................................. 107 Yonezu, Yusuke........................ 29–31 Yoon, Ae-hae................................. 71 Young, Beryl................................. 138 Zapel, Carla.................................... 47 Zhao, Amei..................................... 97 Ziersch, Nahum............................. 165 Zwerger, Lisbeth............................. 36


Publisher Index Publisher Index Alazar Press................................... 93 Allen & Unwin..........43–51, 140–142, 150, 151, 173, 176, 182, 183, 188, 196, 198, 204, 207, 208

Fremantle Press............ 112, 148, 181, 210, 239 *Garlic Press......................... 257–263

Mogzilla................................ 143, 172 Moonlight Publishing First Discovery Paperbacks............ 42 My First Discoveries...................... 42

GIA Publications.................... 252, 253 Andersen Press.......... 21, 89, 99–101, 153, 206 Annies.................................. 149, 219 Atlantic Books Corvus....................................... 188

Tango Books....................... 23, 25–27 Tango Paper.......................... 23, 24 *Tantan Publishing................... 70–73 Te Papa Press................................ 118

*Museyon Inc........................... 74–77 Hardie Grant Egmont........... 158–161, 166, 218 Chirpy Bird............................. 2, 227 Harper Collins UK Collins Educational..................... 240 Collins UK.................................. 240

Baraka Books................................ 213

Natural History Museum, London...................................... 101 Orchard Books...................... 145, 162 Orion Publishing........................... 244 Orion Children’s Books.............. 134

Transworld Publishers Bodley Head................................ 85 Corgi........................ 105, 106, 199 Definitions................................. 216 Doubleday Childrens.................. 197 Jonathan Cape................... 107, 108 Red Fox.................... 84, 85, 88, 201 Tamarind................................... 200

Headline Book Publishing.............. 203 *Berbay Publishing............ 64–67, 256 Big Kid Science............................... 87 Birlinn Ltd..................................... 113

Hesperus Press Hesperus Minor......................... 192

blue manatee press................. 4–6, 53

Hodder & Stoughton Hodder Children’s..... 20, 21, 80–83, 189–191, 202

Brave Mouse Books....................... 133

Incentive Publications............ 251, 254

Bright Connections Media..... 230, 231

Inhabit Media............... 14, 15, 96–98

Pan Macmillan Campbell Books..................... 1, 7, 8 Macmillan Children’s Books........ 18, 19, 103, 146, 174, 175, 186, 187, 214, 216, 227, 232

Triumph Books...... 116, 117, 224–226 Tulip Books................................... 172 Tumblehome Learning, Inc............. 55, 180, 181, 235

ParentMagic, Inc........................... 255 Pavilion Pavilion Children’s.................. 7, 102

UIT Cambridge Ltd. Green Books.............................. 250 University of Queensland Press...... 243

*Penny Black Publishing.......... 86, 264 Bull Publishing Company............... 243

Jacana Media................................ 113

Upstart Press................................... 92 Phoenix Yard Books...................... 182

Caramel Tree Readers........... 135–139

John Blake............................ 119, 245 Dino Books........................ 183, 232

*Wild Iris Publishing.............. 228, 264 Piatkus Books................................ 241

Cargo Publishing............................. 68

Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd.................... 69 Jolly Fish Press...................... 210– 212

Carlton Publishing Group Carlton...................................... 238 Chicago Review Press........... 213, 220, 233, 234, 236, 237, 242 Zephyr Press............................... 221 Craigmore Creations..................... 229 *Dry Climate Studios.... 114, 115, 256

Lion Hudson Lion Children’s....... 90, 91, 120–132 Little Hare Books....................... 56, 57 *Little Island Books.............. 177, 205, 206, 215, 263 Little Brown Book Group Little, Brown Young Readers...... 152

*Popular Book Company Ltd............................. 246–249, 264 Random House Australia.............. 104, 164, 165, 167–171, 184, 185, 197, 201, 239 Random House UK Vermilion........................... 241, 245 Vintage Children’s Classics......... 193 *Reading Rainbow.......................... 54

Egmont UK.............. 3, 16, 17, 22, 78, 79, 119, 216, 244 Jelly Pie.............................. 154–157

Luminis Books, Inc........................ 209

Eye Books..................................... 239

Maverick Arts Publishing....... 108, 109

*Far Far Away Books.....58–60, 61–63, 197, 256, 257

Michael O’Mara............................ 245 Buster Books.............. 222, 223, 226

*Rosarium Publishing.................... 212

*Fine Feather Press Ltd............. 37–41

Milet Publishing.......................... 9–13

Search Institute Press.................... 250

Flashlight Press................................ 52

minedition.....................28–30, 31–36

Secret Mountain, The................ 94, 95

ReadZone Books.................. 110, 111, 194, 195, 234 Fiction Express................... 178, 179 Rockpool Publishing...................... 241

*Indicates publishers new to IPG/TSP

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Midwest (to Texas) Fujii Associates Phone 708-978-7826 Fax 708-949-8846 kathybogs@fujiiassociates.com Don Sturtz, Eric Heidemann, Mark Fleeman, Thomas Bowen, Ted Heinecken, Andy Holcomb, Barbara Aronson, Beth Chang

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Australia John Reed Book Distribution Phone 612-4997-2936 Fax 612-4997-2937 charles@johnreedbooks.com.au www.johnreedbooks.com.au

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Office: Kathy Bogs, Gina Heidemann

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Teacher Supply Stores Midwest

Nationwide Book Distributors Ltd Phone 64-03-366-9559 Fax 64-03-366-4801 info@nationwidebooks.co.nz

Minneapolis Gift Mart Orange Gallery, #378 Phone 952-932-7153

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Educational Marketing Service Phone 800-333-7460 Fax 847-364-0179 dave@educational-marketing.com Dave Henderson

South Southeastern Book Travelers, LLC Phone 205-682-8570 Fax 770-804-2013 sbtorders@bellsouth.net Chip Mercer, Jim Barkley, Stewart Koontz, Rich Thompson

West Faherty & Associates, Inc. Phone 800-824-2888 Fax 800-257-8646 faherty@fahertybooks.com Tom Faherty Jr., Ken Guerins, Meredith Baker, Molly Divine, Trevin Matlock, Richard McNeace

China China Publishers Marketing Phone/Fax: 0086-21-54259557 benjamin.pan@cpmarketing.com.cn

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand & Hong Kong

Office: Shea Petty, Anna Miller

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Canada (Select Publishers)

Singapore & Malaysia

Canadian Manda Group Phone 416-516-0911 Fax 416-516-0917 general@mandagroup.com Nick Smith, Carey Low, Peter Hill-Field, Tim Gain, Anthony Iantorno, Joanne Adams, Chris Hickey, Ellen Warwick, Jennifer Fyffe, Iolanda Millar, Jean Cichon, Emily Patry, Kristina Koski, Jacques Filippi, Dave Nadalin

Publishers Marketing Services Pte Ltd Phone 65-62565166 Fax 65-62530008 info@pms.com.sg

Office: Tracey Bhangu, Megan Beadle

DIP, Inc. Phone 81-3-5842-9050 Fax 81-3-5842-9080

Philippines, Micronesia & Korea Mind Mover Publishing House Phone 63-2-435-1015 Fax 63-2-920-7533 lazoleilani@yahoo.com

Kelley & Crew Contact: Amy Kelley Chicago, IL 60654 Phone 800-373-1712 Fax 773-442-0810 kcrewreps@gmail.com

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee 225 Unlimited Contact: Kim Higgins 317 Northlake Blvd., Suite 1016 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Phone 800-846-1309 Fax 407-895-1764 customercare@225unlimited.com Atlanta Showroom AmericasMart Building Two, Suite 1718 Phone 800-846-1309

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington The Barron Collection Contact: Rebeca Barron Pacific Market Center, Suite 432 6100 4th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108 Phone 800-791-4321 Fax 800-791-7914 rebeca@barroncollection.com

New York City Shorelines Contact: Perry Shore 155 W. 72nd St. Suite #506 New York City, NY 10023 Phone 1-800-Shorelines Fax 212-580-7298 shorelinesoffice@yahoo.com

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Independent Publishers Group Contact: Scott McWilliams Phone 312-337-0747 x200 smcwilliams@ipgbook.com

ISBN Sales Contact: Rick Kelly 141 Friends Lane Newtown, PA 18940 Phone 215-428-1552 Fax 215-736-1981 rkelly6750@aol.com

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont Road Runners Contact: Angela Schmook 58 Joyce Road Hartsdale, NY 10530 Phone 888-674-6349 Fax 813-996-2981 info@roadrunnersllc.com

Japan To inquire about eligible returns, write or call: Independent Publishers Group, Returns Department 814 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 337-0747

Returns will be refused at this address. No credit will be given for ineligible returns.


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