Spring 2012

Clarion • Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin • HMH Books
S­andpiper • Graphia • Now distributing Zest Books

Our eclectic Spring 2012 YA collections offer something for everyone!
Watch for author panel events, fun give-aways, and media for the titles below.

Hot Reads for a Cool Summer!
These spicy stories are perfect for a day at the beach.

I L Y.A.

Hopeless romantics will find their perfect match among these books.

Paranormalpalooza
Death is just the beginning in these engrossing reads.

Spring 2012
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Books by Publication
Month

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Children’s Book Group

141

156

HMH is proud to distribute books
from this young adult paperback
publisher.

157

Use our
handy
color-coded
format
key to
find the type
of book you
want.

158

Picture Book

Zest Books

3

Costumes

Children’s Book Council

Spring 2012 Frontlist

144

35

Adult Trade and Reference
Books

Books for all different age groups
in a wide variety of formats
featuring everyone’s favorite
monkey—Curious George!

149

Anti-Bullying Books

Curious George

Recent Awards and
Accolades

160

Website Information
Early Reader

162

42

150

Recent Highlights

Author/Illustrator/
Title Index

The latest books based on the
PBS Kids series about Martha the
talking dog.

152

166

Martha Speaks

Authors and Illustrators
by State, with Websites

48

Spring 2012 Frontlist
Continued

154

Board Book

Fiction

Nonfiction

Ordering Information
Paperback

167

Sales Representatives

Reference

Fall Holidays

92

Paperbacks

168

Summer Reading

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 222 Berkeley Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116 (617) 351-5000
www.hmhbooks.com
Cover illustration © 2012 by Brian Lies from More by I. C. Springman.
Catalog design by Kat Black

Rights Key:
B = UK
T = Translation
A = Audio
P = Performance
M = Merchandise
S = Serial

Books by Publication Month
January
No Matter What lap board book 6
March
Ballywhinney Girl 20
Castle of Shadows 59
Chronal Engine, The 70
Croak 125
Curious George Grows a Garden
(CGTV Double Reader) 39
Dead is a Battlefield 123
Fashion Coloring Book, The 122
Gossie & Friends Board Book Gift Set 5
Gossie & Friends Sticker Fun 10
Ichiro 85
Illuminate 80-81
Jorge el curioso vuela una cometa/
Curious George Flies A Kite
(bilingual edition) 38
Little Bear’s Little Boat board book 4
Loss 121
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile Storybook Treasury 16
Meal of the Stars, A 24
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day book and CD 96
More 14-15
Mouse Was Mad 93
Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama 48
S.O.S. Titanic 130
Sisters and Brothers 97
Those That Wake 120
Traitor’s Son 76
Vespertine, The 129
Wild Book, The 69
Wonder Show 78
April
¡Eres Curioso todo el tiempo!/Curious George
Curious You: On Your Way! 38
Able to Play 111
Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated, The 52
All for Me and None for All 13
Awaken 126
Because Your Mommy Loves You 11
Beetle Book, The 27
Brand-New Day with Mouse and Mole, A 103
Brothers at Bat 25
Buried Alive 63
Curious Baby Everyday Shapes Puzzle Book
(Curious George Board Book with
Puzzles) 36
Curious George Home Run (CGTV Reader) 40
Dodsworth in Rome 102
Jorge el curioso El jonrón /
Curious George Home Run (Reader) 40
Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie 32
Grave Mercy (Book I) 88-89
Klipfish Code, The 108

Laundry Day 26
Lemonade Crime, The 109
Little House 70th Anniversary Edition
with CD, The 28
Little Red Riding Hood 19
Looking for Me 58
Magritte’s Marvelous Hat 33
Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls 74-75
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist 138
On the Day You Were Born 21
Poem Runs 31
Radiate 127
Springsweet, The 79
Temple Grandin 61
Three More Stories You Can Read to
Your Cat 104
Three Stories You Can Read to Your
Teddy Bear 104
Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,
The 18
Wake of the Lorelei Lee, The 139
When My Name Was Keoko 117
Where the Broken Heart Still Beats 128
Wicked and the Just, The 82
Wyvern's Treasure, The 106
May
Abused Werewolf Rescue Group, The 135
Bell Bandit, The 56-57
Betrayal of Maggie Blair, The 135
Broken Lands, The
City Chickens 34
Cinco monitos/Coleccion de oro
Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury 17
Curious George Curious About Learning
Boxed Set 37
Curious George Magnetic Maze Book 35
Enchanted 90
First Comes Love 91
Flora’s Fury 83
Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power 50-51
Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu 105
Ladies in Waiting 84
Lost Voices 131
Martha Speaks About Learning Boxed Set 42
Martha Speaks: Martha Hornea un Pastel /
Martha Bakes a Cake (Reader) 43
Martha Speaks: Martha Bakes a Cake
(Reader) 43
Martha Speaks: Purrfect Friends (8x8) 43
Martha Speaks: Space Dogs
(Chapter Book) 44
Martha Speaks: The Show Must Go On
(Chapter Book) 44
My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer 54
Phantom of the Post Office, The 49
Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink 119
Scribbler of Dreams 132
Summer of the Wolves 68
Tacky Goes to Camp 95

Tallulah’s Solo 22-23
Teen Boat! 87
Wuftoom 72
Year of the Book, The 53
June
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass 67
Ballad of Lucy Whipple, The 116
Catherine, Called Birdy 115
Dinosoaring 12
Don't Sit on the Baby 141
Es hora de dormer/Time for Bed
bilingual board book 7
Girl Named Digit, A 73
Goodnight Train board book, The 8
I Love to Eat touch-and-feel 9
I Love to Sleep touch-and-feel 9
Island of Thieves 55
Junk-Box Jewelry 143
La casa adormecida/The Napping House
bilingual board book 7
Martin de Porres 29
Midwife’s Apprentice, The 114
Mighty Mars Rovers, The 60
My Heartbeat 137
Wild Queen, The 86
July
Curious George Apple Harvest (CGTV 8x8) 40
Deadly Pink 71
End, The 142
Fish Eyes big book 94
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping 92
Gossie big book 94
Heir Apparent 112
Horse and the Plains Indians, The 62
Invincible Microbe 65
Jewel and the Key, The 136
Superheroes Employment Agency, The 30
Tons of Trucks 3
User Unfriendly 113
Waking Storms 77
August
Always a Witch 124
Book of Blood, The 64
Camping 100
Cookies 100
Iris and Walter 101
Iris and Walter: The Sleepover 101
Joe on the Go 99
Let’s Clean Up! 99
Lives of the Athletes 110
On My Honor 118
Populazzi 140
Sisters Eight Book 9, The 107
Sources of Light 134
Zora! 66

July
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
18 pages
9x7
CTN 10
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/S: HMH
P: Text: The Unter Agency
Art: HMH
M: Text: The Unter Agency 
Art: Painted Words

HMH Books
$13.99 Flap Book /
$17.50 CAN
978-0-547-44927-2

Tons of Trucks
Sue Fliess, illustrated by Betsy Snyder
Big trucks, small trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, and all kinds of other trucks can
be found in this playful touch-and-move book. A backhoe scoops and digs, a cement
truck spins, a tar truck oozes sticky tar, and tabs pull up and out to reveal surprises.
The trucks eventually slow down for a rest, where little hands can lift the flaps to see
animals snuggling up for sleepy-time—under a rising moon. Filled with vibrant art
and adorable characters, this book gives a child everything he’s looking for when he
presses his face against the fence at a construction site!
Sue Fliess is the author of Shoes for Me!, illustrated by Mike Laughead. She lives with her family
in Northern California. Visit her website at www.suefliess.com.
Betsy Snyder illustrated Haiku Baby, among other books, and she has many years’ experience
working in the juvenile gift market. Betsy lives near Cleveland, Ohio. Visit her website at
www.betsysnyder.com.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  3

Board Book

Pull, push, lift, spin, and swing—
and join the fun with this touch-and-move truck book!

Board Book

March
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
30 pages
7½x6¾
CTN 28
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B: Bloomsbury
T/A/P/M: HMH
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$12.00 CL
978-0-395-97462-9

A little bear’s tale about growing bigger, now available
as a board book with shiny foil on the cover!

HMH Books
$7.99 BB /
$9.95 CAN
978-0-547-71903-0
E-book available
978-0-547-53328-5

Little Bear’s Little Boat
Board Book
Eve Bunting, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
“[A] sensitive, affecting story about growing up and leaving favorite things behind. . . .
Reassuring and well told.” —Booklist
Little Bear loves his little boat. But Little Bear soon begins to grow and grow, until one
day he doesn’t fit in his little boat anymore! All children who experience growing pains
will appreciate Little Bear’s predicament. And they will smile with satisfaction as the
solution to his problem unfolds in simple, lyrical words and charming pictures from
two award-winning picture-book creators.
Also by Eve Bunting
Flower Garden
Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
978-0-15-206516-4
$10.95 BB
Hurry! Hurry!
Illustrated by Jeff Mack
978-0-15-206686-4
$6.99 BB

Eve Bunting has written more than two hundred books, including the Caldecott Medal–
winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.
Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of many books for children, including Twinnies and A Picnic
in October, also by Eve Bunting. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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March
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
160 pages
3½x3½
CTN 12
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B: Walker T/A/P/M: HMH
Gift set

HMH Books
$14.99 Boxed Set/Slip Cased/
Casebound / $17.95 CAN
978-0-547-74717-0
Marketing:
• Video

Gossie & Friends Board Book Gift Set
Olivier Dunrea

★ “Books that are sure to become favorites . . . and they’re just right for little hands.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
Take a romp around the barnyard with Gossie and her friends. This charming set
includes five unabridged chunky board books and two double-sided puzzle tiles that
are just right for the littlest gosling fans. It’s all packaged in a beautiful lidded gift box
featuring Dunrea’s sweet, seasonal artwork that is a keepsake in and of itself. Fans of
Gossie & Friends will covet this lovely box and the treasures inside!
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. His work centers
around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. A painter and a sculptor, he lives in the tiny
village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

Also by Olivier Dunrea
Gossie and Friends Board Book Set
978-0-547-20746-9
$18.00 BB Set

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  5

Board Book

Gossie, Gertie, Ollie, Peedie, and BooBoo are
as cute as can be in this irresistible gift box.

Board Book

January
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
24 pages
9 ¼ x 10 ¾
CTN 24
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/P/M: Bloomsbury Publishing
Lap-sized board book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-152-02061-3
Board book edition:
$6.95 BB 978-0-152-06343-6

A classic story of unconditional love, now available
in an oversize board book perfect for laptime.

HMH Books
$11.99 Lap BB /
$13.95 CAN
978-0-547-71905-4

No Matter What
Lap Board Book
Debi Gliori
“Exude[s] a snuggly warmth.” —Publishers Weekly
Small is feeling grumpy and in need of some answers. Could Big really love Small—no
matter what? What if Small was a squishy bug, a crocodile, or even just a grouch?
Debi Gliori’s sweet prose and colorful illustrations remind us that a parent’s love is
always there in this beautiful lap-size board book with gold foil stars.
More lap board books
I Like Myself!
Written by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow
978-0-547-40163-8
$11.99 Lap BB

Debi Gliori has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Joyce Dunbar’s Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It’s Like to Be Big, along with her own No Matter
What and Penguin Post. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Written and illustrated
by Virginia Lee Burton
978-0-547-38566-2
$11.99 Lap BB

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Es hora de dormir/
Time for Bed
Bilingual Board Book
Mem Fox,
illustrated by Jane Dyer
“Working beautifully with the
soothingly repetitive text, each
painting conveys a warm feeling of
safety and affection.”
—School Library Journal
A best-selling bedtime story in which little ones from all walks of life settle in for a
good night’s rest. Now a beautifully designed bilingual board book edition with sideby-side Spanish and English text.
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little
Toes. She lives in Australia.

Kathi Appelt. She lives with her family in Northampton, Massachusetts.

La casa adormecida /
The Napping House
Bilingual Board Book
Audrey Wood,
illustrated by Don Wood
“A delightful marriage of words and pictures.”
—Los Angeles Times
In this humorous bedtime story, too many
sleepy people and animals try to fit on one
cozy bed, until the tiniest flea sends them all
tumbling! This beloved picture book by Don
and Audrey Wood is available for the first time
as a bilingual board book.
DON AND AUDREY WOOD are the husband-and-wife creators of many beloved books for
children, including King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, a Caldecott Honor Book. For more information

HMH Books
$6.99 BB /
$8.95 CAN
978-0-547-71907-8
More than
2 MILLION
copies sold across all
formats!
June
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
32 pages
5x6¼
CTN 40
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T: HMH
P/M: Heacock Literary Agency
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$17.99 CL / $20.99 CAN
978-0-152-56708-8

HMH Books
$6.99 BB /
$8.95 CAN
978-0-547-71920-7

More than
2 MILLION
copies sold across all
formats!

visit their website at www.audreywood.com.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  7

Board Book

JANE DYER has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Oh My Baby, Little One by

June
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
28 pages
6¼x5
CTN 48
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/P/M: Text: HMH
Art: Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$17.00 CL / $21.50 CAN
978-0-152-88183-2
Lap board book edition:
$11.99 978-0-152053499

Board Book

These timeless bedtime stories are now available
in bilingual Spanish/English board books!

Board Book

June
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
30 pages
7½x6¾
CTN 28
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/P/M: HMH
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-152-05436-6

The Goodnight Train is ready to roll! Now in a
perfect-for-bedtime board book edition.

HMH Books
$7.99 BB /
$9.95 CAN
978-0-547-71898-9
E-book available
978-0-547-54002-3

The Goodnight Train
Board Book
June Sobel, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
“This bedtime story is likely to strike a chord with young listeners.”
—School Library Journal

Also by June Sobel
Shiver Me Letters:
A Pirate ABC
Illustrated by Henry Cole
0-15-216732-3
$16.00 CL
B Is for Bulldozer:
A Construction ABC
Illustrated by Melissa Iwai
0-15-202250-3
$16.00 CL
0-15-205774-9
$6.00 PA

All aboard! The Goodnight Train is full of coal and leaving town. Rhythmic prose and
playful illustrations create a gentle, whizzing journey where animals and little ones
fluff their pillows and settle in for a clickety-clackity, rock-and-roll ride to Dreamland.
A remarkable rhyming bedtime treat!
June Sobel is the author of B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC and Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate
ABC. She lives in Westlake Village, California.
Laura Huliska-Beith has illustrated many books, including The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill
and Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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I Love to Eat
June
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
12 pages
7½x7½
Board book
Terr: US/C
Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Bayard

Board Book

Two baby books with textures to touch
and three languages to learn.
Elegant, educational, and value-packed!

HMH Books
$9.99 BB /
$11.95 CAN
978-0-547-84842-6

Touch-and-Feel Books
Amélie Graux
Two special novelty books designed with multiple textures for tiny fingers to explore.
Each page features a touchable item from baby’s world, including “pacifier,” “blankie,”
and “crib” in I Love to Sleep, and “bib,” “spoon,” and “cereal” in I Love to Eat. The
objects are named in English as well as Spanish and French.
Amélie Graux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. In addition to

Terr: US/C
Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Bayard

HMH Books
$9.99 BB /
$11.95 CAN
978-0-547-84843-3

illustrating books, she has also designed for youth magazines.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  9

Board Book

I Love to Eat and I Love to Sleep

I Love to Sleep
June
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
12 pages
7½x7½
board book

Picture Book

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
24 pages
8x8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/P/M/S: HMH
A: Author via HMH
Novelty book

Play, learn, and get creative with the
adorable stars of Gossie & Friends.

HMH Books
$4.99 Sticker Book /
$5.95 CAN
978-0-547-64300-7

Marketing:
• Video

Gossie & Friends Sticker Fun
Olivier Dunrea
The perfect book to while away a rainy day on the farm . . . or time in the car, at the
airport, or whenever kids need a little fun and discovery! This fun-filled sticker and
activity book includes

Also by Oliver Dunrea
Gossie & Friends
978-0-618-70786-7
$11.99 BB
Gossie
Plays Hide-and-Seek
978-0-547-24296-5
$13.99 CL

- mazes
- drawing prompts
- matching
- seek-and-find
- counting
- coloring
- a recipe for the goslings’ favorite birdseed
- more than 100 stickers!
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. His work centers
around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. A painter and a sculptor, he lives in the tiny
village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
10 ½ x 8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Text: Writers House
Art: HMH
Picture book

Clarion Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-25522-4

Marketing:
• “Happy Mother’s Day” e-card
• Conference promotions

Because Your Mommy Loves You
Andrew Clements, illustrated by R. W. Alley
When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are
lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving
touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage her child’s independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling
under the stars.
This warm and humorous testament to all the loving things a supportive mom does
each day is every bit as heartwarming as its predecessor and is sure to become a favorite for families everywhere.
Andrew Clements is the author of many best-selling books, among them the middle grade
novel Frindle. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, and can be found at
www.andrewclements.com.
R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved picture books, including the Paddington Bear
series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him at www.rwalley.com.

Also by Andrew Clements,
illustrated by R. W. Alley
Because Your Daddy Loves You
978-0-618-00361-7
$16.00 CL
978-0-547-23764-0
$6.99 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  11

Picture Book

A sweet companion book to Because
Your Daddy Loves You, all about Mommy.
Perfect for Mother’s Day or any day!

Picture Book

June
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
9 ½ x 12
CTN 30
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/P/M: Text: HMH
Art: Sheldon Fogelman
Picture book

A new book in a best-selling series—
these crazy dinosaurs fly a plane!

Harcourt Children’s Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-15-206016-9

Marketing:
• Downloadable dinosaur paper
airplanes
• Conference promotions

Dinosoaring
Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine
These daring dinosaurs have conquered land and sea—now they’re ready for the sky!
But to get airborne, they need a plan. They dinoblow. They run, push, leap, flap—and
take flight! The sky becomes their stage, as they join an air show. Zipping and zooming and dancing on wings, the dinos are soon upside down and dinosick! They decide
to bail, hoping their dinochutes will work. They dino-do!
In this exuberant follow up to Dinosailors and All Aboard the Dinotrain, the rollicking rhymes and paintings of reckless reptiles are dinofabulous.
Also by Deb Lund,
illustrated by Howard Fine
Dinosailors
978-0-15-204609-5
$16.99 CL
978-0-15-206124-1
$6.00 PA
All Aboard the Dinotrain
978-0-15-205237-9
$16.00 CL
978-0-547-24825-7
$6.99 PA

Deb Lund is the author of Dinosailors and All Aboard the Dinotrain, which Kirkus Reviews called
“hilarious.” She also wrote Monsters on Machines, illustrated by Robert Neubecker. She lives in
Greenbank, Washington. Visit her website at www.deblund.com.
Howard Fine is the award-winning illustrator of the first two dino books, as well as Snoring
Beauty by Bruce Hale and Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini. Howard lives in White Plains, New York.
Visit his website at www.howardfineillustration.com.

12  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
8¼x9½
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-68834-3
E-book available
978-0-547-68835-0
Marketing:
• Select author appearances
• Conference promotions

All for Me and None for All
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
A book about sharing for one and all! Gruntly is a hog—a ball hog, a snack hog, a
treasure hog! He doesn’t share his toys with his pals and, in fact, helps himself to
theirs! And when Gruntly finds out about Saturday’s treasure hunt, he can’t wait for the
first clue so that he may be the one to find the treasure and keep it . . . all for himself.
From the delightful duo that created Tacky the Penguin and Hooway for Wodney Wat,
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger deliver another playful and delightfully illustrated
tale about the dangers of going hog-wild and show, in the end, that sharing just might
have its own rewards!
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on more than twenty funny and popular
books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin. Helen Lester is a full-time
writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in
Vermont. Visit www.helenlester.com.

Also by Helen Lester,
illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Wodney Wat’s Wobot
978-0-547-36756-9
$16.99 CL
The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
978-0-618-86844-5
$16.00 CL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  13

Picture Book

Greedy Gruntly has a lot to learn about sharing!

Picture Book

When is MORE

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
11 x 9
CTN 30
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf./ $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-61083-2

Marketing:
• Online advertising
• Earth Day promotions
• Select illustrator/author appearances
• Downloadable wallpaper
• Indiebound promotion
• Conference promotions

More
I. C. Springman, illustrated by Brian Lies
One magpie,
lots of stuff,
and a few friendly mice
show us that less is
more.
This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than
enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too
much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this
book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.

14  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

more than enough?
I. C. Springman is a small-house person in a McMansion-loving world.
She lives as simply as possible with one husband, three dogs, and too many
books somewhere down south. More was written for her grandsons, Mason
and Jack, with the hope that one day there will be enough for all.
Brian Lies is the author and/or illustrator of more than two dozen children’s
books, including his New York Times best-selling bat books (Bats at the Beach,
Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame). He lives in Massachusetts with
his wife, daughter, and two cats, and battles clutter in his garage, basement,
and studio.

Also by Brian Lies:

Bats at the Ballgame
978-0-547-24970-4
$16.99 CL

Bats at the Library
978-0-618-99923-1
$16.00 CL

Bats at the Beach
978-0-618-55744-8
$16.00 CL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  15

Picture Book

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
192 pages
9x9
CTN 20
Terr: US, C, O
Picture book

A value-packed celebration of Lyle the Crocodile’s
50th year in print. Four books for $10.99!

HMH Books
$10.99 POB / $12.95 CAN
978-0-547-51618-9

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury
Bernard Waber
Every home should have a crocodile!
Splish, splash. Fifty years ago the Primms moved into the house on East 88th Street
and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of
all he meets. This anniversary collection features an introduction by Bernard Waber,
Lyle’s creator, an MP3 download of Mr. Waber reading Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and four
complete books:

Also by Bernard Waber
The House on East 88th Street
978-395-18157-7
$16.00 CL
978-395-19970-1
$6.95 PA
Lyle Walks the Dogs: A Counting Book
Illustrated by Paulis Waber
978-547-22323-0
$12.99 CL

The House on East 88th Street
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Lyle and the Birthday Party
Lyle Walks the Dogs
Bernard Waber has written and illustrated nine delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, most
recently collaborating with his daughter, Paulis Waber. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his free-flowing humor
and gentle characters. Visit www.waberchat.wordpress.com to learn more.

16  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 4 to 8
Grades PreK to 3
196 pages
9x9
CTN 20
Terr: World
Rights: B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Illustrated story collection

HMH Books
$11.99 POB /
$13.95 CAN
978-0-547-74593-0

Cinco monitos Colección de oro /
Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury
Bilingual Edition
Eileen Christelow
Our top-selling Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury is now available in a bilingual
edition. This colorful treasury of fun-loving monkeys features five full-length picture
books—Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake, Five Little
Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, and Five Little Monkeys
Wash the Car—an introduction by the author and illustrator Eileen Christelow, a lesson
on how to draw your own fabulous monkeys, and a sheet of colorful stickers. The
treasury will feature both English and Spanish text set in two different colors for ease of
reading.

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors Do?, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She
lives in Vermont. For more information, visit her website at www.fivelittlemonkeys.com and
ww.christelow.com, which includes an autobiography, “Monkeys in the Classroom” activities,
and much more!

Also by Eileen Christelow
Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury
978-0-547-23873-9
$10.99 POB

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Picture Book

The best-selling gift treasury of Five Little Monkeys
stories is now available in a Spanish/English
bilingual edition!

Picture Book

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
8x8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P: HMH
M: Estate via HMH
Unjacketed picture book

Paul Galdone’s classic retellings are
with gold foil accents,

HMH Books
$8.99 POB / $10.95 CAN
978-0-547-66854-3
E-book available
978-0-547-66893-2
Marketing:
• 8-copy mixed counter display
• Conference promotions

Galdone Gift Edition
8-Copy Empty Display
978-0-547-83773-4
FREE with any order of
8 or more
Folk Tale Classics.

The Town Mouse and the
Country Mouse
Paul Galdone

Also by Paul Galdone
The Little Red Hen
978-0-547-37018-7
$8.99 POB

The country mouse is visiting his friend in the big city to see how extravagant life can
be. For the first time, he basks in endless amounts of sweetmeats, champagne, and the
finest cheeses a mouse could ever want. But when life at His Majesty’s Court starts to
show its darker sides, the country mouse quickly learns that the town’s riches aren’t
worth losing the peace and tranquility of his own quiet home. In this classic tale of
two friends, Paul Galdone’s gorgeous illustrations and simple prose remind us where
we find life’s true treasures.

The Three Bears
978-0-547-37019-4
$8.99 POB
Three Little Kittens
978-0-547-57575-9
$8.99 POB

18  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

HMH Books
$8.99 POB / $10.95 CAN
978-0-547-66855-0
E-book available
978-0-547-66892-5

Little Red Riding Hood
Paul Galdone
“Once upon a time there was a sweet little maiden who was loved by all who knew
her . . .”
So begins this classic tale about Little Red Riding Hood and her encounter with the
wolf one day when she is on her way to visit her sick grandmother. Paul Galdone has
drawn on the Brothers Grimm version of Little Red Riding Hood, and lends beautiful,
vibrant illustrations to his exciting retelling of this classic fairy tale. Small children and
Paul Galdone’s older fans will cheer as the old tale comes enchantingly alive in lovely,
nostalgic, full-color pictures.
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He received two Caldecott Honors and illustrated
more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings of fairy tales
and folk stories.

Also by Paul Galdone
The Three Little Pigs
978-0-547-37020-0
$8.99 POB
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
978-0-547-57655-8
$8.99 POB
The Gingerbread Boy
978-0-547-59940-3
$8.99 POB

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  19

Picture Book

back in print! Beautiful gift editions,
are a staple for any bookshelf!

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
8x8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P: HMH
M: Estate via HMH
Unjacketed picture book

Picture Book

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
8 ½ x 11
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/M: HMH
A/P/S: Text: HMH
Art: Illustrator via HMH
Picture book

A young girl witnesses the discovery of a
mummy in an Irish bog—the body of a girl
who lived at least a thousand years ago.

Clarion Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-55843-1
E-book available
978-0-547-55844-8

Ballywhinney Girl
Eve Bunting, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Maeve is unnerved when she and her grandfather find a body in the bog in Ballywhinney, Ireland. It turns out to be the body of a young girl who lived more than a
thousand years ago. A girl like Maeve, with fair hair, who walked the same fields and
picked the same flowers. When archeologists display the mummy at a museum, Maeve
wonders: Does the girl mind being displayed in a glass case for all to see? Or does she
miss the green meadow where she had lain for so many hundreds of years?
Two picture-book masters sensitively capture the layers of thought and feeling arising in the face of an awe-inspiring and mysterious discovery.
Eve Bunting is the author of more than two hundred books, including The Banshee, also set in
Also by Eve Bunting,
illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Sing a Song of Piglets
978-0-618-01137-7
$16.00 CL

her native Ireland and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire. She has
illustrated many books for children, several of which she also wrote. She lives in New York City
and Chatham, New York.

The Banshee
978-0-618-82162-4
$16.00 CL

20  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
All ages
40 pages
11 x 8 ½
CTN 40
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown, Ltd
Picture book and CD

Harcourt Children’s Books
$17.99 Book & CD / $22.50
CAN
978-0-547-79045-9
Marketing:
• Online birth announcement
• Online advertising
• Conference promotions

On the Day You Were Born
Debra Frasier
“Reading this picture book aloud to a child, even the most jaded among us may feel
again the sheer miracle of our human existence. A+.” —Entertainment Weekly
In simple words and radiant collages, Debra Frasier celebrates the earth and extends
an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, this unforgettable book affirms the special place each child holds in the world. A beloved classic for
more than twenty years, this luminous new edition includes a note from the author, a
musical CD with a reading of the story, and a refreshed jacket design.
Debra Frasier’s debut picture book, On the Day You Were Born, has become a perennial classic
for welcoming new babies and celebrating families. Her other books include Miss Alaineus: A
Vocabulary Disaster, A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake, The Incredible Water Show, and Out of the
Ocean. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.debrafrasier.com.

Also by Debra Frasier
Miss Alaineus
978-0-15-202163-4
$17.00 CL
978-0-15-206053-4
$7.00 PA
A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake
978-0-15-205742-8
$16.00 CL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  21

Picture Book

Celebrate the gift of new life with a
refreshed edition of this longtime bestselling favorite, complete with CD.

Picture Book

May
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
9 x 11
CTN 32
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T: Text: HMH
Art: Sheldon Fogelman Agency
A/P/M: Text: Author c/o HMH
Art: Sheldon Fogelman
S: Text: Author c/o HMH
Art: HMH
Picture book

Take the stage with Tallulah! The charmingly
And this time with

Clarion Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-33004-4

Marketing:
• 10-copy mixed floor display
• Online advertising
• Downloadable event kit
• Glitter stickers
• Video trailer
• Conference promotions

Tallulah’s Solo
Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Tallulah is certain she will have a solo in her dance school’s upcoming performance of
The Frog Prince. After all, she is now an excellent ballerina. And she’s proud that her
little brother, Beckett, has started taking ballet too, even though he spends most of his
time goofing off.
But then Tallulah gets an unexpected surprise . . . and not the good kind. What’s a
ballerina to do when everything does not go as planned?
Ballet and sibling rivalry meet head-on in this fabulous follow-up to Tallulah’s Tutu.

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indomitable ballerina extraordinaire is back.
her little brother in tow!
Marilyn Singer has written more than ninety books for children and young adults, including
Tallulah’s Tutu and A Stick Is an Excellent Thing, as well as the award-winning Mirror Mirror: A
Book of Reversible Verse (Dutton). She loves to watch ballet and is an accomplished dancer of
swing, foxtrot, and chacha. While researching the books about Tallulah, she sat in on a number
of ballet classes for girls and boys at the Third Street Music School in New York City, which now
puts on performances of the Tallulah books, featuring Marilyn as the narrator. Marilyn lives in
Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut, with her husband and several pets. You can
visit her at www.marilynsinger.net.
Truth be told, Alexandra Boiger really never took any ballet classes. If you ask her about her
feelings for Tallulah and dance, she will tell you that the passion, strength, and humanity of this
little girl are what spoke to her while doing the art for both Tallulah’s Tutu and Tallulah’s Solo.
Going back to her own childhood, Alexandra felt about drawing exactly the way Tallulah does
for ballet. Looking to the present, Alexandra sees all of Tallulah’s emotions in her own little girl,
Vanessa, who wants to be either a professional soccer player, storyteller, or actor at the school
play—all equally enthusiastically. Alexandra was born and grew up in Munich, Germany. She
now lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two cats, and has illustrated many
picture books, as well as the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. You can visit her at
www.alexandraboiger.com.

Don’t miss the first book about Tallulah, Tallulah’s Tutu!
“This endearing story teaches children the value of earning something and that
the joy of the journey can be just as sweet as the reward.”
—School Library Journal

Tallulah 10-Copy Floor Display
978-0-547-83813-7 $169.90
5 copies Tallulah's Tutu
5 copies Tallulah's Solo

“The glittery pink cover and endpaper spreads of the five ballet positions are
appealing, and Singer weaves the language of ballet throughout her story.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Also by Marilyn Singer and
Alexandra Boiger
Tallulah’s Tutu
978-0-547-17353-5
$16.99 CL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  23

Picture Book

This fresh and unique collection of up and
down poems shows how we live in a tall and
sometimes tipsy—but utterly magical—world!

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
7 x 11 ½
CTN 40
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book/poetry

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-39007-9

Marketing:
• Downloadable poetry kit
• Conference promotions

A Meal of the Stars
Poems Up and Down
Dana Jensen, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
“Such a simple, beautiful, satisfying book. Dana Jensen perfectly taps into the
mystery of a child’s world with this up-ness and down-ness. With each page
turn, there is a sense of suspense: Should we read up or down?”
—Joyce Sidman, Newbery Honor–winning author of
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

Also illustrated by Tricia Tusa
Follow Me
978-0-547-27201-6
$16.99 CL
In a Blue Room
Written by Jim Averbeck
978-0-15-205992-7
$16.00 CL

Engaging and innovative, A Meal of the Stars shows how we live in a swaying, crashing,
rising, falling–but utterly magical–world. With art merry and spirited, this distinctive
collection of up and down poems reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary, resulting in
a book young readers won’t want to put down!
One of Dana Jensen’s favorite up and down things in life is watching a baseball soar up into the
sky above a cheering crowd. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tricia Tusa has illustrated many children’s books, including the New York Times best-selling The
Sandwich Swap. She loves hills that roll up and down. She lives with her family in northern New
Mexico.

24  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
9 ½ x 10
CTN 20
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Nonfiction picture book

Clarion Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-38557-0

Marketing:
• Select author appearances
• Conference promotions

Brothers at Bat
The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Steven Salerno
The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench! The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for
and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way
could stop them.
Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividly
brought to life by Audrey Vernick’s expert storytelling and Steven Salerno’s stunning
vintage-style art.
Audrey Vernick is the author of several picture books as well as the middle grade novel Water
Balloon. She lives in Ocean, New Jersey. Please visit her at www.audreyvernick.com.
Steven Salerno has illustrated many picture books, several of which he wrote. This is his first
about baseball. He lives in New York City. Visit him at www.stevensalerno.com.

Also by Audrey Vernick
Water Balloon
978-0-547-59554-2
$16.99 CL
Also illustrated by Steven Salerno
Bebé Goes Shopping
Written by Susan Middleton Elya
978-0-15-205426-7
$16.00 CL
978-0-15-206142-5
$6.00 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  25

Picture Book

Twelve brothers. One baseball team. An
amazing and unforgettable family story.

Picture Book

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
8 ½ x 11
CTN 48
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T: HMH
A/P/M/S: Scott Treimel NY
Picture book

A graphic novel–style picture book about the
truly multicultural and sometimes magical
life of a tenement neighborhood.

Clarion Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-24196-8
E-book available
978-0-547-67739-2

Laundry Day
Maurie J. Manning
In a picture book that blends realism and fantasy, a shoeshine boy is surprised when a
piece of red silk falls from the sky. Trying to find its owner, he ventures up and down
fire escapes, back and forth across clotheslines, and into the company of the colorfully
diverse people who live in the tenement. Lively pages laid out in multiple panels, with
a few words of text in dialogue balloons, capture the exhilarating action, and foreignlanguage phrases are translated on the endpapers. There is a cheerful side to a neighborhood packed with people of different origins—the opportunity to make friends
across race lines, culture lines, and clotheslines!
Maurie J. Manning’s inspiration for this book is her own large family, which emigrated from
various countries via Ellis Island in the early 1900s. The illustrator of numerous children’s
books, she lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her website at www.mauriejmanning.com.

Also by Maurie J. Manning
Kitchen Dance
978-0-618-99110-5
$16.00 CL

26  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
10 x 10
CTN 30
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Nonfiction picture book

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-68084-2
E-book available
978-0-547-68087-3
Marketing:
• Poster
• Tattoos
• Teacher’s Guide
• Video trailer
• Conference promotions

The Beetle Book
Steve Jenkins
Beetles squeak and beetles glow.
Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water.
With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities—what’s not
to like about beetles?
The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle.
There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may
be as many as a million.
From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long
titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to
survive.
Steve Jenkins has been awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a
New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year designation. He lives in Colorado
with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about
Steve and see how he creates his books, go to www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

Also by Steve Jenkins
Never Smile at a Monkey
978-0-618-96620-2
$16.00 CL
Living Color
978-0-618-70897-0
$17.00 CL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  27

Picture Book

In this magnificently illustrated picture
book, Caldecott Honor–winning Steve
Jenkins explores all things beetle!

Picture Book

April
Ages 5 to 8
Grades K to 3
44 pages
9¾x9
CTN 30
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/P/M/S: HMH
A: Audible
Picture book

An award-winning classic in American children’s
literature celebrates its seventieth anniversary—
complete with an audio CD and a new introduction!

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-79044-2
E-book available
978-0-547-35055-4

The Little House
70th anniversary edition with CD
Virginia Lee Burton

Also by Virginia Lee Burton
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
978-0-395-16961-2
$16.99 CL
978-0-395-25939-9
$7.99 PA
Katy and the Big Snow
978-0-395-18155-3
$16.00 CL
978-0-395-18562-9
$6.99 PA

Seventy years ago, Virginia Lee Burton built the Little House way out in the country,
and since then generations of readers have been enchanted by the story of this happy
home and her journey from bucolic hill and the pleasures of nature to the bustling
city, and back again.
In celebration of this American classic’s seventieth anniversary, this special edition
features a brand-new introduction by Virginia Lee Burton’s son, noted sculptor Aris
Demetrios; a bonus audio CD of the story; and a foil treatment on the jacket. This
beautiful and timeless picture book is sure to be a favorite among readers for the next
seventy years, and beyond.
Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968) was the talented author-illustrator who earned the 1942
Caldecott Medal for The Little House and created some of the most enduring books ever written
for children. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband, the sculptor
George Demetrios, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove.

28  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

June
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
32 pages
9 x 10 ½
CTN 40
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Text: HMH
Art: East-West Literary
Nonfiction picture book

Clarion Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-61218-8
E-book available
978-0-547-82228-0
Marketing:
• Select author appearances
• Conference promotions

Martín de Porres
The Rose in the Desert
Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by David Diaz
As the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a former slave, Martín de Porres
was born into extreme poverty. Even so, his mother begged the church fathers to allow
him into the priesthood. Instead, Martín was accepted as a servant boy. But soon, the
young man was performing miracles. Rumors began to fly around the city of a strange
mulatto boy with healing hands, who gave first to the people of the barrios. Martin
continued to serve in the church, until he was finally received by the Dominican Order, no longer called the worthless son of a slave, but rather a saint and the rose in the
desert.
Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of Okay for Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz
Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday
Wars. Mr. Schmidt lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night
by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal and Diego: Bigger Than Life
by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad,
California.

Also by Gary D. Schmidt
Okay for Now
978-0-547-15260-8
$16.99 CL
Also illustrated by David Diaz
Smoky Night
Written by Eve Bunting
Caldecott Medal
978-0-15-269954-3
$17.00 CL
978-0-15-201884-9
$7.99 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  29

Picture Book

A picture book about the revered saint by the
two-time Newbery honoree Gary D. Schmidt
and the Caldecott medalist David Diaz.

Picture Book

July
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
40 pages
7 x 10
CTN 50
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T: Text: HMH
Art: McIntosh & Otis
A/P/M/S: Text: Author via HMH
Art: McIntosh & Otis
Poetry/picture book

Are bad guys and villains ruining your
day? Don’t delay . . . call the S.E.A.!

Clarion Books
$16.99 CL /
$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-43559-6

Marketing:
• Downloadable Poetry Kit
• Conference promotions

The Superheroes Employment Agency
Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
From Blunder Woman and Muffy the Vampire Sprayer to Stuporman and The Bulk,
meet the members of the Superheroes Employment Agency—lovable misfits with
oddball powers who make up for their lack of fame with an eagerness to please and a
can-do attitude. These humorous, kid-friendly poems are sure to entertain while introducing readers to poetry in a fun, lighthearted, and accessible way. Told in Marilyn
Singer’s witty verse and Noah Z. Jones’s hilarious illustrations, their story will make
you laugh and cheer on these champions in their quests for heroic jobs.
Marilyn Singer is a renowned poet and the author of more than ninety books for young
Also by Marilyn Singer
I’m Getting a Checkup
Illustrated by David Milgrim
978-0-618-99000-9
$16.00 CL
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
978-0-547-12493-3
$16.99 CL

people. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. To learn more, visit
www.marilynsinger.net.
In addition to illustrating books, Noah Z. Jones has created animated shows on The Disney
Channel and The Cartoon Network. He lives in Los Angeles, California. To learn more, visit
www.noahzjones.com.

30  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
32 pages
10 x 10
CTN 30
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Poetry/picture book

Harcourt Children’s Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-68838-1
E-book available
978-0-547-68843-5
Marketing:
• Downloadable poetry kit
• Conference promotions

Poem Runs
Baseball Poems
Douglas Florian
From the first pitch to the last out and all nine innings between, Douglas Florian’s
collection of baseball poems brings wordplay, wit, and laughter to America’s
springtime tradition. Featuring a mean-armed pitcher, a daisy-picking right fielder,
and a lightning-swift base stealer, Poem Runs combines irresistible language and
Florian’s signature child-friendly, bold illustration style in this celebration of the magic
of baseball.
Douglas Florian, known for his colorful illustrations and clever language, is the creator of many
acclaimed books for young readers, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs; insectlopedia; and bow
wow meow meow. A lifelong Mets fan and former Little League shortstop, he spends much of his
time coaching and cajoling his family at their home in New York City.

Also by Douglas Florian
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars
978-0-15-205372-7
$16.00 CL
insectlopedia
978-0-15-201306-6
$16.00 CL
978-0-15-216335-8
$8.00 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  31

Picture Book

Play ball! A new collection of baseball
poems from the New York Times best-selling
author/illustrator of insectlopedia.

Picture Book

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
40 pages
6½x9½
CTN 50
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: Text: Curtis Brown
Art: HMH
S: HMH
Poetry/picture book

Poetry + math = a cunning and original
treat in the latest book by the children’s
poet laureate J. Patrick Lewis!

Harcourt Children’s Books
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-51338-6

Marketing:
• Downloadable poetry kit
• Conference promotions

Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie
Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Michael Slack

Also by J. Patrick Lewis
Arithme-Tickle
Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
978-0-15-216418-8
$16.00 CL
978-0-15-205848-7
$6.00 PA
Please Bury Me in the Library
Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone
978-0-15-216387-7
$16.00 CL

Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! It’s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis has reimagined classic poems—such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston
Hughes’s “April Rain Song”—and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies
and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,
they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and
engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,
poetry and poet biographies—it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a
treat for fans of words and numbers alike.
J. Patrick Lewis has written more than fifty books of poetry for children. Recently named the
U.S. children’s poet laureate, he’s also a recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Children’s Poetry
Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio. Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com.
Michael Slack is an illustrator, author, and character designer whose books include My Life
as a Chicken by Ellen A. Kelley. He lives in Northern California. Visit his website at
www.slackart.com.

32  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
9 ½ x 11
CTN 40
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf. / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-55864-6

Magritte’s Marvelous Hat
D. B. Johnson
“D.B. Johnson is the finest illustrator among us–and this is his best book yet.”
—Daniel Pinkwater
“Everything we see hides another thing . . . we always want to see what
is hidden by what we see.” —René Magritte
D. B. Johnson writes and illustrates the surreal story of the famous surrealist painter
René Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects
some of Magritte’s own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to
learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte’s work.
This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations,
as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page.
D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years, during which time
he has drawn upon the influence and thoughts of philosophers and artists such as Henry David
Thoreau, M. C. Escher, and René Magritte to create his own masterpieces. D. B. Johnson and his
wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.dbjohnsonart.com.

Also by D. B. Johnson
Palazzo Inverso
978-0-547-23999-6
$17.00 CL
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
978-0-395-96867-3
$16.00 CL
978-0-618-73749-9
$6.95 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  33

Picture Book

Follow Magritte’s mischevious hat and see artwork
transform with a page-turn in this whimsical world!

Nonfiction

May
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
64 pages
7x9
CTN 40
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Nonfiction

Come check out Chicken Run Rescue, a city animal
shelter where all the guests have beaks and wings!

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99 Rnf./ $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-51830-5

City Chickens
Christine Heppermann
Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sounds of crowing and clucking
and you will find Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary
and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they
can be adopted by caring families.
Each chicken has a story to share, and the debut author Christine Heppermann
(who adopted her own chicken) has crafted a spare, moving, and at times humorous
text that will open young readers’ eyes and also inspire to help all creatures great and
small.
Come along and find out why lovable chickens are actually, according to Mary, “the
ones who need friends the most.”
Christine Heppermann has been a reviewer and columnist for the Horn Book magazine since
1996. She used to work for Wild Rumpus Bookstore, where she especially enjoyed leading a
middle grade book club, feeding mealworms to the salamander, and taking Elmo the iguana out
on a leash for a walk. She lives with her family, and pet chickens, in Chicago.

34  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

May
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
10 pages
11 x 10
CTN 1
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty book

HMH Books
$12.99 Book & Other /
$15.95 CAN
978-0-547-64302-1

Curious George Magnetic Maze Book
Curious George is exploring some of his favorite places—a town, a playground, a
circus, a farm, and a campground—and he needs your help to reach his destination! With your assistance, George can navigate the magnetic mazes, and once you’ve
helped George, you can show his friends how to get to the places they’re looking for,
too. With five mazes and six magnetic pieces, this book has many uses and many ways
to move around the pages. And with a handy, reclosable case for the magnetic pieces,
George and his friends are always right there when you need them—perfect for at
home and on the go!

Also available
Curious George Travel Activity Kit
978-0-547-25875-1
$12.99 Book & Other
Curious George Super
Sticker Coloring Book
978-0-618-99877-7
$12.99 Sticker Book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  35

Picture Book

Help George and his friends explore their
world in this fun and interactive maze
book—perfect for home and travel!

Board Book

April
Ages 0 to 3
PreK
12 pages
7x7½
CTN 30
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty book

Get your baby curious about shapes with
everyone’s favorite monkey in this new
Curious Baby puzzle board book!

HMH Books
$8.99 BB /
$10.95 CAN
978-0-547-63232-2

Curious Baby:
Everyday Shapes
A Puzzle Play Book
Little ones will discover the world of everyday shapes—a diamond, flower, egg, star,
and heart—with this interactive puzzle book. Each sturdy, shaped puzzle piece can be
lifted off to reveal a scene of George interacting with the shape in the world around
him—and some additional shapes on the back of the puzzle piece! With sweet illustrations, bouncy rhyming verse, and oversized puzzle pieces to touch and explore with,
this book is the perfect way to introduce the baby in your life to the world of shapes!

Also available
Curious Baby My Growing World
978-0-547-27939-8
$9.99 BB
Curious Baby My First Book of Color
978-0-547-47280-5
$8.99 BB

36  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

May
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
144 pages
12 x 12
CTN 12
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty

HMH Books
$16.99 Book & Other /
$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-58209-2

Curious George Curious
About Learning Boxed Set
For seventy years, Curious George has represented the adventurous spirit and curiosity
of everyone who loves to learn. Spark a child’s curiosity in the classroom and beyond
with these fun and exciting learning materials starring everyone’s favorite monkey.
Kit contains
• paperback copy of Curious George Learns the Alphabet book
• audio recording of Curious George Learns the Alphabet on CD
• Curious About Letters 32-page workbook
• Curious About Numbers 32-page workbook
• 12 math flash cards
• Dozens of stickers
• alphabet poster (18" x 15")
• activity sheets and punch-out manipulatives
• certificate of achievement
• envelope for loose items

Also available
Curious George Learns to
Count from 1 to 100
978-0-618-47602-2
$16.00 CL
978-0-547-13841-1
$8.99 PA
Curious George’s First Day of School
978-0-618-60563-7
$12.95 CL
978-0-618-60565-1
$10.99 Book & CD

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  37

Picture Book

Just add CURIOSITY! A jam-packed kit to get curious
kids thinking and building their math and reading skills.

PAPERBACK

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
80 pages
7x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book

A favorite Curious George classic, now available
in a Spanish/English bilingual edition!

Jorge el curioso vuela
una cometa/Curious
George Flies a Kite
H. A. Rey and Margret Rey

PAPERBACK

HMH Books
$7.99 PA / $9.95 CAN
978-0-547-69162-6
$16.99 CL / $19.99 CAN
978-0-547-72045-6

April
Ages 5 and up
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
8½x8½
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book

The Reys’ beginning reader Curious George Flies a
Kite is now available as a Spanish/English bilingual edition. This is the first time this classic story
has been translated to Spanish. When Curious
George makes some cute bunny friends, one of
the babies gets away! George uses a string to help
get the bunny back to its mother, and discovers
that strings can also be used for fishing and flying
kites. But when Bill’s kite flies away—with George
attached—it will take the man with the yellow hat
to get George back on solid ground. This edition
features both English and Spanish text set in two
different colors for ease of reading.

George’s inspirational sendoff for graduates of
all ages is now available in a bilingual edition!

HMH Books
$9.99 PA / $11.95 CAN
978-0-547-73968-9

38  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

¡Eres curioso todo
el tiempo/Curious
You On Your Way!
Illustrated by H. A. Rey
Curious You On Your Way is now available in a
Spanish/English bilingual edition, ¡Eres curioso
todo el tiempo! It’s the perfect send off for children—and children at heart—entering a new phase
of life . Follow George in classic scenes from his
original books as he provides words of congratualtions and encouragement! This edition features
English and Spanish text set in different colors for
ease of readability.

March
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
48 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Early reader

HMH Books
$4.99 PA /
$5.95 CAN
978-0-547-64304-5

Curious George Grows a Garden
CGTV double reader
This double early reader features two favorite stories from the Emmy Award–winning
PBS show, Curious George Plants a Seed and Curious George: The Perfect Carrot, plus a
sheet of colorful stickers! In Curious George Plants a Seed, George has to make a few
planting mistakes before his green thumb starts to kick in. In Curious George: The
Perfect Carrot, George learns how to grow a beautiful prize carrot, and then unselfishly
uses it to help his neighbor Bill find his lost bunnies.
Includes fun facts about supporting locally grown food, a bean sprout planting
activity, and a delicious recipe for carrot muffins.

More Curious George Readers
Curious George and the Kite
978-0-618-72396-6
$3.99 PA
Curious George Cleans Up
978-0-618-73759-8
$3.99 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  39

PAPERBACK

It’s time to explore nature alongside George
in this double early reader, with stickers!

Picture Book

It’s harvest time and one curious little monkey
finds himself in a deliciously sticky situation . . .

July
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
24 pages
8x8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Universal
Picture book

Curious George:
Apple Harvest
While helping the Renkinses harvest their
apples, George discovers a giant cider press
inside the barn! As usual, George’s curiosity gets the best of him, and he accidentally
starts the machine. Suddenly all of the apples
they’ve collected are being washed, chopped,
and squished into liquid! Will George be able
to collect the cider and stop the machine, or
will he find himself in an even stickier
situation?

HMH Books
$3.99 Trade PA /
$4.95 CAN
978-0-547-51705-6

Early Reader

Young readers are sure to enjoy the “order of sequence” game and special apple
snack recipe that are included in the back of the book.
April
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
24 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Early reader

Also
available in a
Spanish/English
edition!

It’s a beautiful day for a baseball game! Read
along as George helps keep score . . .

Curious George:
Home Run
George is excited to go to his first baseball game to
watch his friend Marco play. While Marco concentrates on hitting his first home run, George gets to
play scorekeeper. But George doesn’t know in which
order he should hang the numbers. With help from
Marco and the girl at the snack stand, George learns
about number sequence and a handy trick for putting double digits in order. During the last inning,
George agrees to be a pinch runner for an injured
Marco. Will he be able to add another number to the
scoreboard?

HMH Books
$12.99 POB / $15.95 CAN
978-0-547-69117-6
$3.99 PA / $4.95 CAN
978-0-547-69118-3
Jorge el curioso El jonrón:
$12.99 Bilingual POB /
$15.95 CAN
978-0-547-69122-0
$3.99 Bilingual PA /
$4.95 CAN
978-0-547-69114-5

Includes rules of the game and a score-keeping activity.
40  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

MARKETING
Visit the fantastic SUPERSITE www.curiousgeorge.com for links to books,
television, movies, and more! It”s your one-stop shop for all things Curious
George. You”ll find
• information about the Emmy Award–winning
PBS television show!
• games and activities
• videos
• resources for educators: discussion guides, educational games,
and more on downloadable, reproducible sheets
• a party kit so you can host your own fun-filled Curious George event,
complete with invitations, nametags, games, coloring sheets, and
more
• all book-related news
• and much, much more!

Regular Facebook posts include updates about Curious George events, books,
and contests!
Publicity Outreach
Mainstream media love George! Parenting media and mommy blogger campaign
Downloadable Event Kit
Visit www.curiousgeorgebooks.com for an updated event kit with games, educational activities, and more!
Watch for the PSA ads from the Ad Council and Library of Congress!
Print, online, and outdoor ads run through May 2012. Ads featuring Curious
George encourage parents to read with their children and inspire them to
become curious readers for a lifetime.
Invite Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat to your event!
Rent the character costumes from Costume Specialists at 1-800-596-9357!
Promotional materials available: sticker sheets, posters, tattoos
Conference promotions: Look for book displays and giveaways at the HMH
booth at ALA Midwinter, TLA, and IRA!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  41

Early Reader

May
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
120 pages
12 x 12
CTN 12
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Novelty

Martha the talking dog has a lot to say about
learning new words in this deluxe set.

HMH Books
$16.99 Book & Other /
$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-68079-8

About Learning
Boxed Set

Also available
Martha Speaks Story Time Collection
978-0-547-57967-2
$10.99
Martha Speaks
978-0-395-72952-6
$6.99 PA
978-0-547-33165-2
$10.99 Book & CD

Kids will love teaming up with Martha from the popular PBS show to build vocabulary
and hone their reading and writing skills. Set includes
• a paperback edition of the storybook Martha Blah Blah
• two 32-page vocabulary-building reading and writing workbooks
• a CD Rom with vocabulary-enriching word games
• a 24-card concentration game that doubles as flashcards
• Martha Speaks Gab Libs, 24 pages of fill-in word fun
• a 15" x 15" wall poster with fill-in speech bubbles
• more than 150 stickers, and envelope for loose items
• a certificate of achievement
Perfect for every early reader, this jam-packed boxed set will provide hours of enjoyable learning.

42  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

Purrfect Friends
Martha can’t believe that Helen and
Alice are making such a fuss about the
new kitten in the neighborhood. Everyone knows that cats, even kittens,
are not to be tolerated. But when the
sweet and gentle kitty starts making
googly eyes at Martha and following
her around, will our favorite communicating canine learn to be more
accepting? This funny and thoughtful
story teaches kids the importance of looking beyond the surface when choosing and
making friends.
Includes fun word search activity and glossary of terms.

Martha Bakes a Cake

Also
available in a
Spanish/English
edition!

Helen is down in the dumps when her drawing doesn’t win an art competition, so her mom
decides to bake a cake to cheer her up. But when a
last-minute order comes in at the flower shop, the
family dogs, Martha and Skits, decide to take over
Mom’s duties. Do two dogs without thumbs, armed
with a how-to cooking DVD, have what it takes to
bake?
Includes a fun and delicious cheer-up cake
recipe, as well as a list of baking term definitions.

HMH Books
$12.99 POB / $15.95 CAN
978-0-547-68125-2
$3.99 PA/$4.95 CAN
978-0-547-68123-8

May
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
24 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Green Light Reader Level 2

HMH Books
$12.99 POB / $15.95 CAN
978-0-547-68102-3
$3.99 PA/$4.95 CAN
978-0-547-68113-9
Martha habla:
Martha hornea un pastel
$3.99 Bilingual PA /
$4.95 CAN
978-0-547-71896-5

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  43

Early Reader

Martha the dog can speak, but can she bake, too?

May
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
24 pages
8x8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Picture book

Picture Book

Can Martha overcome her canine prejudices
to befriend the new feline in town?

Fiction

May
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
96 pages
5 ¼ x 7 5/8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Chapter book

Take the stage with Martha! This full-color chapter
book includes two stories about show business!

The Show Must Go On
Martha takes center stage in these two funny tales
about what it means to be in a play!
First, Helen must play Halley’s Comet in her
school’s solar system play—but she has to learn to
use her gifts and overcome her stage fright! Then,
everyone’s favorite talking dog has to face the most
dreaded role for a dog—a cat!—after being cast as
the Cheshire Cat in a production of Alice in Wonderland.
Young thespians will find a glossary of vocabulary and activities to help them write and act in
their own productions!

Fiction

HMH Books
$14.99 POB / $17.95 CAN
978-0-547-69145-9
$5.99 PA / $7.50 CAN
978-0-547-69147-3

May
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
96 pages
5 ¼ x 7 5/8
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Chapter book

Join Helen and Martha for their outlandish
adventures in outer space!

HMH Books
$14.99 POB / $17.95 CAN
978-0-547-68119-1
$5.99 PA/$7.50 CAN
978-0-547-68118-4

44  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

Space Dogs
When Helen and Martha help T.D. write a comic
book for his science project, they suddenly find
themselves written into the story! Spacedog
Martha tries to evade the pesky spacecats and
their radioactive hairballs, while Commander
Helen leads a mission to retrieve all of the socks
that have gotten lost in space. Just when Martha
thinks her space adventures are over, she wakes
up on the Planet of Dogs. As one of dozens of
space dog clones, Martha must use her new alien
powers on a special mission to Earth.
With a create-your-own comic book activity
and a glossary of new vocabulary, this book guarantees out-of-this-world fun for young readers!

“Best in Show.”—Parents
“Martha’s vocab skills will inspire your child.”—Parenting

When Martha Speaks, People Listen!
Martha has 5 million viewers weekly on PBS Kids!
Research Studies Show Martha Boosts Literacy!
• CPB/Ready to Learn Study found children who watched
the show had a significantly greater increase in vocabulary
knowledge compared to children who did not and that
Martha Speaks is an effective tool in helping bridge the
vocabulary gap between low-income children and their
more affluent peers.
• Rockman et al. study shows that children three to seven
years old who played with the Martha Speaks Dog Party
iPhone app tested up to 31 percent higher in vocabulary.
Children were able to retain the increased vocabulary, and
showed even greater gains on targeted words weeks after
the study ended.
• University of Maryland study learns watching a Martha
Speaks episode is as effective as hearing the story read by a
teacher aloud in increasing vocabulary.

H

Martha Has Star Power!
• Celebrities signed on to guest star in 2012
include actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and
actress Jennifer Westfeldt,
actress Jennifer Garner
(who owns a dog named Martha!),
poet Billy Collins (to air April 2012 NOVA),
and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
PBS Martha Speaks Mobile-Optimized Website
• Perfect for summer road trips!

Read with Martha in 2012!
• Summer reading campaigns to national media, trade, and
bloggers
• National advertising in Learning magazine
• Deluxe printed event kits available March 2012 with books,
games, activities, stickers, tattoos, and
a read-along CD!
Plush, Games, and More!
• Available at
marthaspeaks.tystoybox.com
• Have your own Martha
celebration! Costumes available
from Costume Specialists
(614-464-22145)
• Download a Canine Caper
Party Kit at:
www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

Digital/Social Media Platforms
• Martha Speaks iPhone/iPad app:
23,000 downloads and growing
• Facebook: More than 4,500 fans
• Twitter handle: pbsmarthaspeaks
• Ebooks available at Zinio.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  45

$3.99 PA

$12.99 POB
$3.99 PA

978-0-547-59560-3

978-0-547-68125-2
978-0-547-68123-8
$12.99 POB
$3.99 PA

$12.99 POB
$3.99 PA

978-0-547-62913-1
978-0-547-58519-2

$12.99 POB
$3.99 PA

978-0-547-64100-3
978-0-547-21075-9

978-0-547-62830-1
978-0-547-43882-5

$12.99 CL
$4.99 PA

978-0-547-21058-2
978-0-547-37159-7

978-0-547-57967-2

978-0-618-05776-4
978-0-618-60917-8

978-0-618-37857-9
978-0-547-13732-2

$10.99 POB

$15.00 CL
$6.99 PA

$15.00 CL
$6.99 PA

46  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012
978-0-395-90494-7
978-0-618-38005-3

978-0-395-79755-6
978-0-395-90118-2

978-0-395-63313-7
978-0-395-72952-6
978-0-547-33165-2

Martha Speaks About Learning Boxed Set
978-0-547-68079-8 $16.99 Boxed Set

978-0-395-69825-9
978-0-395-82741-3

$16.00 CL
$6.99 PA

$16.00 CL
$6.99 PA

$16.99 CL book and CD
$6.99 PA
$10.99 PA book and CD

$16.00 CL
$6.99 PA

books are available for kids

Classic Picture Books

TV tie-in Picture Books/Novelty

$14.99 POB
$5.99 PA

978-0-547-69145-9
978-0-547-69147-3

$14.99 POB
$5.99 PA

978-0-547-42891-8
978-0-547-21074-2

$14.99 POB
$5.99 PA

$14.99 POB
$5.99 PA

978-0-547-57659-6
978-0-547-57660-2

978-0-547-68119-1
978-0-547-68118-4

$14.99 POB
$5.99 PA

978-0-547-39359-9
978-0-547-21076-6

$15.00 POB
$5.99 PA

$15.00 POB
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  47

Fiction

March
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
112 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Chapter book

Nikki and Deja are going to a wedding . . . but will
they still be friends when the ceremony is over?

Clarion Books
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978-0-547-61564-6
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Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama
Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman
Ms. Shelby is getting married! As the girls in Nikki and Deja’s class compete over who
can plan the best imaginary wedding for their teacher, Nikki excitedly throws herself
into preparations for the real thing. But Deja is not so enthusiastic. Her Auntie Dee has
been temporarily laid off from her job, and Deja is worried. What will happen now
that she can no longer afford a new dress and special hairdo? Will Nikki leave her best
friend behind while she shops and primps? Will Deja be able to get over her jealousy
and enjoy the celebration anyway?
This is a charming entry in a chapter book series praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.

Also by Karen English, illustrated
by Laura Freeman
Nikki and Deja
978-0-547-13362-1
$3.99 PA

Karen English, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor Award, lives in Los Angeles, California,
and taught elementary school in urban neighborhoods for many years.
Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for children. She grew up in New York City and
now lives in Atlanta, Gerogia. Visit her website at www.lfreemanart.com.

Nikki and Deja: Election Madness
978-0-547-43558-9
$14.99 CL

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May
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
160 pages
5x7¼
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Authors via HMH
Illustrated middle grade fiction

Harcourt Children’s Books
$15.99 CL / $18.95 CAN
978-0-547-51974-6

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The Phantom of the Post Office
43 Old Cemetery Road: Book 4
Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
The letter-loving trio at Spence Mansion has something to grieve about—Ghastly’s post
office is about to close, which will cut off their connection to their fans. A new invention called VEXT-mail is threatening to replace not only letters, but books, hair dryers,
and even garage door openers! Could the mysterious occupant of P.O. Box 5 and his
seemingly sinister plan save the doomed post office? Will he strike down Ghastly’s
beloved ghostwriter in the process? In this fourth book in the award-winning 43 Old
Cemetery Road series, eleven-year-old Seymour Hope and his new friend, Wy Fye,
must solve this postmortem mystery . . . before it’s too late!
Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise are the creators of Dying to Meet You, the first book in their
illustrated 43 Old Cemetery Road series, which landed on more than a dozen state award lists
and which Kirkus Reviews called “a quirky, comedic romp.” Kate lives in Norwood, Missouri,
and leads writing workshops all over the country. Sarah teaches art to children and adults in San
Francisco, California. Visit their website at www.kateandsarahklise.com.

Also by Kate Klise, illustrated
by M. Sarah Klise
Till Death Do Us Bark
978-0-547-40036-5
$15.99 CL
Dying to Meet You
978-0-15-205727-5
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978-0-547-39848-8
$5.99 PA

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Fiction

Another hilarious and spooky tale from the
award-winning 43 Old Cemetery Road series!

Fiction

Just Grace is back! She’s a perfect friend for fans
May
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
208 pages
5½x7¾
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Writers House
Chapter book

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99 CL / $18.95 CAN
978-0-547-57720-3
E-book available
978-0-547-68133-7
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Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power
Charise Mericle Harper
Fresh, innovative, and loaded with laugh-out-loud wit and humor, Just Grace is a series
that stands out from the pack, just like Grace herself. Author Charise Harper weaves
together distinctive, quirky illustrations and vibrant characters in fast-paced stories that
capture familiar school and family situations that every young girl can relate to in a truly
authentic voice. Artist, comedian, animal-lover, environmentalist, cook, sister, good friend
—Grace is the quintessential 3rd grader… just a little bit… different.
In this eighth addition to the series—Grace has major problems. Her neighbor is
getting married and she has to get over her disappointment at not being chosen for a
flower girl, not to mention figure out what to give as a wedding present! But with a touch
of girl power, Grace musters up a fantastic idea that takes a lot of planning and a little
help from all of her friends; her dog, Mr. Scruffers; and Crinkles the cat. Will her plan go
off without a hitch on wedding day?
Charise Mericle Harper is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the witty
Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace “hilarious” and said, “Give this to
. . . anyone looking for a funny book.” Charise lives in New York with her family. Visit Charise’s
website at www.chariseharper.com.

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of Judy Moody, Clementine, and Junie B. Jones.
FIVE THINGS GRACE IS HAPPY SHE HAS IN HER LIFE

1. The superpower of Empathy!
Superpowers are great, except
sometimes they can kind of
get you into trouble, but mostly
it’s by accident.

2. A best friend who knows in
two seconds the difference between
an I’m-smiling-on-the-outside-but-nothappy-on-the-inside smile and
a real smile.

4. A boy who is unusual
and interesting and likes disgusting
weird things – ok maybe not the
disgusting weird things part.

3. A grown up
friend who is
fancy, French and
has ears that listen so
good she can make
words float of your
mouth without you
even thinking about
them first.

“[Harper’s] casual language,
cheeky attitude and punchy
delivery are spot-on, and
her playfully comic drawings
. . . add to the book’s
pacing and flair."
—Bookpage
“Easy for readers to relate to,
and her voice is consistently
funny, frank, and
believable.”
—The Horn Book

5 A brain that
likes to think
of ways to solve
problems,
especially problems
that grown-ups are
too busy to see.

Visit the website at www.justgracebooks.com to learn more
about what makes Grace great, plus videos, a superpower
quiz, podcasts, excerpts, a zine gallery and much more!

Just Grace books by Charise Mericle Harper:
Just Grace
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Just Grace Goes Green
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Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu
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Still Just Grace
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Just Grace and the Snack Attack
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Just Grace Walks the Dog
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Just Grace and the Double Surprise
978-0-547-37026-2 $14.99 CL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  51

Fiction

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
128 pages
5¼x7¾
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Bookstop Literary
Middle grade fiction

The fourth uproarious episode in the Knights’
Tales series, from the acclaimed author
of the beloved Squire’s Tales series.

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
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978-0-547-68085-9
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The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated
Gerald Morris, illustrated by Aaron Renier
Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England
with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table.
Though most of King Arthur’s knights freely chose a life of duty, for Sir Balin the IllFated, destiny was foretold in a prophecy. And seriously, “ill-fated” is right there in his
title, so Balin’s not surprised when things go sour. Still, no matter how dire the task, a
loyal and gallant knight never refuses adventure!
Will Sir Balin finally discover his true destiny? And which ill-fated path will he have
to choose? Join Balin on this, the noblest quest of all.
Also by Gerald Morris,
illustrated by Aaron Renier
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True
978-0-547-41855-1
$14.99 CL
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
978-0-618-77714-3
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-23756-5
$4.99 PA

Gerald Morris lives in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his wife and three children. He is also the
author of the successful Squire’s Tales series.
Aaron Renier is the author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Visit his
website at www. aaronrenier.com.

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May
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
160 pages
5x7¼
CTN 24
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: Elizabeth Harding
Chapter book

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99 CL / $18.95 CAN
978-0-547-68463-5
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978-0-547-68457-4
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The Year of the Book
Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Abigail Halpin
In Chinese, peng you means “friend.” But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is
that friendship is complicated.
When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A
Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life
cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world.
Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover
that on her own. In the tradition of classics such as Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy
books and Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes
to make friends and what it means to be one.
Andrea Cheng writes picture books, and middle grade and young adult novels, and teaches
ESL and children’s literature. She walks daily near her Ohio home. www.andreacheng.com
Abigail Halpin is an illustrator and a graphic designer. Away from the drawing table, she knits,
reads comic books, and plays the fiddle. She lives in New England. www.theodesign.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  53

Fiction

In this fully illustrated chapter book, Anna
discovers that getting lost in a good story is
easier than finding a true best friend.

Fiction

May
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
128 pages
5¼x7¾
CTN 24
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Rights:
B/T/A/M/S: HMH
P: Alison Picard
Middle grade fiction

June has a lot on her plate—and it’s
not all sweet as wild berry pie.

Houghton Mifflin Books for
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978-0-547-57739-5
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978-0-547-82233-4
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My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer
Jennifer Gennari

“Mix a
pitch-perfect
narrator with serious
themes (but don’t set it
aside to cool) and you have
My Mixed-Up Berry Blue
Summer. Tart in places and
sweet in others, Jennifer
Gennari’s debut novel is
satisfying in every way.”
— Ron Koertge, author
of Shakespeare Makes
the Playoffs

“My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer is like its protagonist, full to bursting
with sweetness and summer light. . . .When things begin to look bleak and
scary, you just know June has the grit and sunshine to pull through.”
—Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink and Caution
Twelve-year-old June Farrell is sure of one thing—she’s great at making pies—and she
plans to prove it by winning a blue ribbon in the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition. But a backlash against Vermont’s civil union law threatens her family’s security
and their business. Even when faced with bullying, June won’t give up on winning the
blue ribbon; more importantly, she won’t give up on her family.
Jennifer Gennari has been a writer and editor for more than twenty years. A graduate of Vassar College, she holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her family in
Sausalito, California—where they often whip up scrumptious berry pies. She returns to Lake
Champlain every summer. This is her first book. Visit her website at www.jengennari.com

54  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

June
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
240 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
Terr: US, C (non-ex), O
Rights:
B/T/P/M: Andersen Press
A/S: HMH
Middle grade fiction

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99 CL / $18.95 CAN
978-0-547-76327-9
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978-0-547-82232-7
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Island of Thieves
Josh Lacey
“Only boring people get bored . . . Interesting people can always find something to
be interested in.” That’s what Tom Trelawney’s father says, anyway. Tom shouldn’t
have been interested in playing with matches, but he was . . . bored. Now the shed is
in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his
parents vacation.
Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt, and
though nephews aren’t invited, he manages to tag along. Before it’s over, he’ll drive a
car, fire a gun, and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the
rules, but survival may be about breaking them.
Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, screenwriter, and teacher before writing his first book for
children. He is the author of two series, the Misfitz Mysteries and Grk Series. He lives in London
with his wife and daughter. Visit his website at www.joshlacey.com.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  55

Fiction

An ancient map and a sunken treasure harbor
a mystery worth millions in this Treasure
Island meets James Bond thriller.

Fiction

May
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
192 pages
5½x7¾
CTN 24
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: Adams Literary
S: HMH
Middle grade fiction

Unforgettable brother-sister duo Evan and Jessie
Lemonade War series. Can they solve the

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99 CL / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-56737-2
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978-0-547-82245-7
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The Bell Bandit
Jacqueline Davies
Everything about this trip to Grandma’s house was different:
First, because of the fire, Mrs. Treski, Evan, and Jessie had driven up to Grandma’s
two days after Christmas instead of the day before, missing Christmas with Grandma
entirely.
Second, the fire had left a hole in the back kitchen wall big enough to drive a car
through! And with Grandma in the hospital and not in her house, everything felt off.
Third, someone had climbed the long, slow slope of Lovell Hill to the top and had
stolen the old iron bell hanging on its heavy wooden crossbeam.
Who on earth would steal the New Year’s Bell? And how could Grandma, Mrs.
Treski, Evan, Jessie, and their neighbors ring in the New Year without it?
Like a modern-day Beverly Cleary, Ms. Davies writes with heart, humor, and honesty about the inevitability of profound change and reveals just how well she understands the complex emotions of the children.
Jacqueline Davies is the talented, award-winning writer of several novels and picture
The Bell Bandit 9-Copy Floor Display
978-0-547-84847-1 $152.91

books. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her website at
www.jacquelinedavies.net.

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are back in the third installment of the best-selling
mystery of who stole the New Year’s Bell?
In shaping this third book in the Lemonade War series, Jacqueline Davies writes:
“In the first book, I focused on the brother/sister relationship. In the second one,
I looked closely at the school/peer dynamic. I knew in the third one I wanted to
return the focus to the family . . . and all roads pointed to the grandmother, the
original caregiver in the story, who took care of Mrs. Treski when she was little and
was such an important and stable part of Evan and Jessie’s lives.”

Praise for the Lemonade War series:
From a parent:
“I recently purchased The Lemonade War for my eight-year-old son, who
was diagnosed with a reading disorder in the first grade. Something wonderful
happened this summer. Together, we read The Lemonade War and he begged
me to read more each night. He then begged us to take him to the store to get
the sequel The Lemonade Crime. For the first time, words on the page were
fun and interesting to him. Thank you for writing!”
From a fifth-grader:
“I just read your book The Lemonade War. I think that your books are
interesting and that you have a great sense of humor and a great imagination.
I like that you write books for kids like me.”
From a fourth-grade teacher:
“I know as I read The Lemonade Crime aloud, my class hung on every word,
eagerly waiting to see how events would unfold. As a big fan of
The Lemonade War, I was totally thrilled by the sequel.”
From a fourth-grader:
“The Lemonade Crime made me think of the connection
I have with my sister. I love the book.”

Also by Jacqueline Davies:
The Lemonade Crime
978-0-547-27967-1
$15.99 CL
978-0-547-72237-5
$6.99 PA
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The Lemonade War
978-0-618-75043-6
$16.00 CL
978-0-547-23765-7
$6.99 PA

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Fiction

April
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
176 pages
5¼x7¾
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Middle grade fiction

Edith wants to fit in but longs to stand out from
her eleven siblings in this poignant and humorous
Depression-era novel in verse set in Baltimore.

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
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978-0-547-61084-9
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Looking for Me
Betsy Rosenthal
One of twelve siblings growing up in Depression-era Baltimore, Edith isn’t quite sure
of who she is. Between working at her father’s diner, taking care of her younger siblings, and living in the shadow of her more mature sisters, Edith feels lost in a sea of
siblings. When a kind teacher encourages Edith to be a teacher herself one day, Edith
sees prospects for a future all her own. Full of joy, pain, humor, and sadness, this
novel in verse is a wonderful look at the life of Edith Paul, the author’s mother, and is
an enduring portrait (complete with family photos and an Author’s Note at the end) of
one family’s pursuit of the American dream.
Before writing children’s books, Betsy Rosenthal was a lawyer for a national civil rights agency.
She left that career to raise her three children and focus on her writing. The author of three picture books and many published essays, she lives in Pacific Palisades, California. Looking for Me is
her first novel. Visit her at www.BetsyRosenthal.com.

58  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

March
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
400 pages
5¼x7¾
CTN 24
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
A/P/S: HMH
B/T/M: Orchard Books
Middle grade fantasy

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99 CL / $19.95 CAN
978-0-547-74446-9
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978-0-547-74453-7
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Castle of Shadows
Ellen Renner
“For lovers of Aiken, Ellen Renner’s debut, Castle of Shadows, is not to be missed.”
—Sunday Times (London)
Ever since the Queen mysteriously disappeared and the King went mad five years ago,
eleven-year-old Princess Charlie has lived a wild and mostly unsupervised life in the
country of Quale—until now. With the discovery of an unfinished letter in the Queen’s
handwriting, Charlie embarks on a quest to find her mother and save the kingdom
from a revolution. With Tobias, the gardener’s boy, by her side, every step closer to the
Queen pulls Charlie deeper into an entangling web of lies and secrets—as twisted as
the dark castle—where nothing is as it seems.
Ellen Renner was born in the United States, in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, and she now
lives in a very old house in England with her husband, son, and cats. Visit her online at
www.ellenrenner.com.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  59

Fiction

Princess Charlie embarks on a fantastical
adventure to solve the mystery of the
missing Queen, and save her kingdom!

Nonfiction

June
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
80 pages
11 x 9
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Nonfiction

Five, four, three, two, one . . . liftoff! A stellar
adventure about the relentless team who gave
us our first in-depth look at the planet Mars.

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$18.99 Rnf. / $22.95 CAN
978-0-547-47881-4
A Scientists in the Field Book

The Mighty Mars Rovers
The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Elizabeth Rusch

More titles in the
Scientists in the Field series
Mysterious Universe
Written by Ellen Jackson
Photographs and illustrations by Nic
Bishop
978-0-618-56325-8
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978-0-547-51992-0
$8.99 PA
Looking for Life in the Universe
Written by Ellen Jackson
Photographs by Nic Bishop
978-0-618-54886-6
$6.95 PA

On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars.
On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system
with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported
life.
A thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars
Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes—and
heart—of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.
This suspenseful page-turner captures the hair-raising human emotions felt during
the adventures with two tough rovers.
Elizabeth Rusch is the author of a number award-winning nonfiction titles for children.
She has a four-inch-high scale model rover, which she kept next to her computer for
inspiration while writing this book. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. Visit
www.elizabethrusch.com.

60  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 5 to 9
160 pages
7 x 10
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/M/S: HMH
P: Sarah Jane Freymann Literary
Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$17.99 CL / $21.95 CAN
978-0-547-44315-7

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Temple Grandin
How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and
Changed the World
Sy Montgomery
When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later
she was diagnosed with autism.
While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her.
Temple went to school instead.
Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry.
As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique
contributions that autistic people can make.
This compelling biography and Temple’s personal photos take us inside her extraordinary mind and open the door to a broader understanding of autism.
The Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery writes for adult and children about animals all over the
world. From tarantulas in French Guiana, to pink dolphins in the Amazon, Sy explores the
shared connections between humans and nature. Like Temple, Sy counts cows among her favorite animals. Sy lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her at www.authorwire.com.

Also by Sy Montgomery
Kakapo Rescue
Sibert Medal
Photos by Nic Bishop
978-0-618-49417-0
$18.00 CL
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo
Sibert Honor
Photos by Nic Bishop
978-0-618-49641-9
$18.00 CL
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Nonfiction

The only available biography for children
about Temple Grandin’s life with autism and
her groundbreaking work as a scientist.

Nonfiction

July
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 6
112 pages
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A companion to this award-winning nonfiction
team’s The Buffalo and the Indians.

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The Horse and the Plains Indians
A Powerful Partnership
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, with photographs by William Muñoz
The image of a Native American on horseback has become ingrained in the American consciousness. But the Plains Indians and the horse were not always inseparable.
Once, Native Americans used dogs to help carry their goods, and even after the Spaniards introduced the horse to the Americas, horses were considered so valuable that
the Spanish would not allow the Indians to have them. But soon horses escaped from
Spanish settlements, and Native Americans quickly learned how valuable they were as
a hunting mount, beast of burden, and military steed. Follow the story of this transformative partnership, starting in the early sixteenth century and continuing today.
Also by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,
with photographs
by William Muñoz
The Buffalo and the Indians
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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent is the author of more than 130 nonfiction books and received the
Washington Post / Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of her work. She
lives with her husband in Missoula, Montana.
William Muñoz has photographed many photo essays written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. He
holds a B.A. in history from the University of Montana. He is now resettling in Montana after
living for several years in Canada.

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April
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
80 pages
10 x 10
CTN 20
Terr: World
Rights:
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P/M/S: Writers House
Middle grade nonfiction

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Buried Alive!
How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep
Under the Chilean Desert
Elaine Scott
In August 2010, thirty-three miners were buried alive, two thousand feet below the
surface of the earth. After seventeen tense days, just as hope was nearly gone, rescuers made contact with the men. Joy broke out around the world—all thirty-three men
were alive! But it would be long weeks before they emerged from the mine.
What did the miners feel, trapped in the steamy darkness so far underground?
What did they eat? How did they get along? And most important, how did they survive in those seventeen days when death lingered so near, and after, during the long
wait for rescue?
This amazing true story about problem-solving, community, and real-life heroes is
made kid-friendly by veteran nonfiction writer Elaine Scott. It will inspire for years to
come.
Elaine Scott is the author of many nonfiction books for children, including the popular When
Is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto. Elaine lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her at www.
elainescott.com.

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Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time
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Nonfiction

The incredible story of the Chilean miners
and their heart-stopping rescue.

Nonfiction

August
Ages 10 to 14
Grades 5 to 9
160 pages
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Nonfiction

A thrilling volume that explores the dark and
often fascinating tales about blood, from
ancient history to modern science.

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The Book of Blood
From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins
HP Newquist
HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from
ancient history to modern science—with an occasional trip to the very strange side of
the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand
this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic
components nourish the entire body.
Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood’s past and present
will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that’s half the
fun!
From science and music to business and brains, HP Newquist has written nearly two dozen
books for both children and adults. His books have received numerous awards and citations,
and they have been translated into languages as diverse as Korean, Kanji, Arabic, Mandarin, and
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Indonesian. Visit his website at www.newquistbooks.com.

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July
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
160 pages
7x9
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Invincible Microbe
Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure
Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years:
tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes
TB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reach—but drug-resistant
varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The “biography” of this deadly
germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and “cure” of the disease over time,
and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent
among the poor are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative.
Bibliography, source notes, index.
Jim Murphy’s compelling nonfiction books for young readers have received a long list of
awards, including two Newbery Honors and a Sibert Medal. This is his first collaboration with
his wife, Alison Blank, a children’s media creator. They have two sons and live in Maplewood,
New Jersey. Visit Jim Murphy at www.jimmurphybooks.com.

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An American Plague
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The Boys’ War
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Nonfiction

A graphic, thoroughly researched account
of tuberculosis, a deadly, mysterious, and
apparently unstoppable disease.

Nonfiction

August
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
192 pages
8 x 10
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The life and times of Zora Neale Hurston, brilliant
author of Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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Zora!
The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
Dennis Fradin and Judith Fradin
Zora Neale Hurston was confident, charismatic, and determined to be extraordinary.
As a young woman, Hurston lived and wrote alongside such prominent authors as
Langston Hughes and Alain Locke during the Harlem Renaissance. But unfortunately,
despite writing the luminary work Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was always short
of money. Though she took odd jobs as a housemaid and as the personal assistant to
an actress, Zora often found herself in abject poverty. Through it all, Zora kept writing.
And though none of her books sold more than a thousand copies while she was alive,
she was rediscovered a decade later by a new generation of readers, who knew they
had found an important voice of American Literature.
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and Judith Fradin
Jane Addams
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Ida B. Wells
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Dennis Brindell Fradin is the author of many books for young readers, including well-received
biographies of Samuel Adams and Ida B. Wells. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Judith Bloom Fradin has collaborated with Dennis Brindell Fradin on several award-winning
books for young readers, includinng Fight On! Mary Church Terrell’s Battle for Integration. She
lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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June
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
128 pages
9½x9½
CTN 20
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978-0-547-38562-4

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Abraham Lincoln and
Frederick Douglass
The Story Behind an American Friendship
Russell Freedman
From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both selftaught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born
poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence—Lincoln
as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of
ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Bibliography,
source notes, index.
Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography. He is also the
recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Boston
Globe–Horn Book Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and a National Humanities Medal,
and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in
New York City.

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Lincoln: A Photobiography
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Nonfiction

The Newbery medalist Russell Freedman
focuses on Lincoln’s brief but important
friendship with an African American leader.

Fiction

May
Ages 10 to 14
Grades 5 to 9
352 pages
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A captivating middle grade novel about the
bond between a twelve-year-old foster girl
and an orphaned eleven-day-old wolf pup.

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978-0-547-74591-6
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Summer of the Wolves
Polly Carlson-Voiles
Julie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows twelve-yearold Nika and her seven-year-old brother, Randall, as they leave their California foster
home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle.Together with her uncle, a wildlife
biologist who studies and monitors wolves, Nika finds an orphaned wolf pup in a
cave, whose mother has been shot.
With vivid details about caring for a wolf pup and a deep sense of the interconnectedness with nature, this compelling first novel explores themes of searching for family
and finding a balance between caring for—and leaving alone—wild animals.
Polly Carlson-Voiles wrote and illustrated her award-winning first book, Someone Walks By. She
has worked as a secondary special education and English teacher in inner-city Minneapolis and
has been a pup nanny at the International Wolf Center near her home in Ely, Minesota, where
on lucky nights she listens to the music of the wolves with her husband and dog.

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March
Ages 10 to 14
Grades 5 to 9
144 pages
5½x8
CTN 24
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Middle grade history in verse

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The Wild Book
Margarita Engle
Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says
she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the
page, leaping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them?
But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white
pages. “Think of it as a garden,” she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the
pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then
growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is
what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.
Margarita Engle is the award-winning author of the Newbery Honor book The Surrender Tree,
as well as The Poet Slave of Cuba, Tropical Secrets, The Firefly Letters, and Hurricane Dancers. She
lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her at www.margaritaengle.com.

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fiction

Newbery Honor winner Margarita Engle
paints a glowing portrait of her grandmother
as a young girl struggling with dyslexia.

Fiction

March
Ages 10 to 14
Grades 5 to 9
192 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
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Middle grade fiction

When a time machine sends a kidnapped girl to the
time of the dinosaurs, can her brothers save her?

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Chronal Engine
Greg Leitich Smith
When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their reclusive grandfather, they
think their summer is ruined. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her
grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his story about the time
machine in the basement.
Now, to save Emma, Max, Kyle, and their new friend Petra must take the trip of a
lifetime—to the Cretaceous Period. With dangers all around, the teens find themselves
dodging car-crushing herbivores as well as the terrifying T. rex. In this ancient environment, can three contemporary teens hunt down a kidnapper, forage for food, and
survive long enough to return home?
Greg Leitich Smith lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, the author Cynthia Leitich Smith. He
is the author of Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo and its companion book, Tofu and T. rex. A patent
lawyer by day, Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and a juris doctorate degree. Visit him at www.gregleitichsmith.com.

70  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

Is this a game of virtual reality—or virtual suicide?

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Deadly Pink
Vivian Vande Velde
Grace Pizzelli is the average one, nothing like her brilliant older sister, Emily, who
works for Rasmussem, creators of the world’s best virtual reality games. The games
aren’t real, though—or at least they weren’t. Now Emily has hidden herself inside a
pink and sparkly game meant for little girls. No one knows why, or how to convince
her to come back out, and the technology can’t keep her safe for much longer.
Grace may consider herself average, but she’s the only one who can save Emily. So
Grace enters the game, hoping to talk her sister out of virtual suicide before time runs
out. Otherwise Emily will die—for real.
Vivian Vande Velde has written many highly acclaimed books for teen and middle grade readers, including two other books about virtual reality games created by the Rasmussem Corporation, Heir Apparent and User Unfriendly, and the Edgar Award–winning Never Trust a Dead Man.
She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her at www.vivianvandevelde.com.

Also by Vivian Vande Velde
Heir Apparent
978-0-15-205125-9
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User Unfriendly
978-0-15-216353-2
$6.99 PA
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Fiction

July
Ages 10 to 14
Grades 5 to 9
288 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Middle grade fantasy

Fiction

May
Ages 12 and up
Grades 5 and up
256 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
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B/T/A/P/M: Howard Morhaim Lit.
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Teen fiction

An imaginative and mezmerizing
tale of transformation.

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978-0-547-63724-2
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Wuftoom
Mary G. Thompson
Everyone thinks Evan is sick . . . Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan
knows he is not sick; he is transforming. Evan’s metamorphosis has him confined to
his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone except for his visits from the
Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them.
Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan
makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the
bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is
saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has
left?
Mary G. Thompson was born and raised in Cottage Grove and Eugene, Oregon. She was a
practicing attorney for more than seven years, including almost five years in the U.S. Navy,
before she moved to New York City to write full time. Visit her at www.marygthompson.com.

72  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

June
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
192 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
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Teen fiction

Cover Not Final

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A Girl Named Digit

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Annabel Monaghan
Farrah “Digit” Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school
genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in
with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But
when Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a terrorist
group’s number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting. Soon
she is personally investigating the case, on the run from terrorists, and faking her own
kidnapping—all while trying to convince a young, hot FBI agent to take her seriously.
So much for blending in . . .
Annabel Monaghan lives in Rye, New York, with her family. This is her first novel for teens.

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Fiction

Can bold, MIT-bound Digit put the bad guys
behind bars and bewitch the boy?

A master storyteller’s gripping account of

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April
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Grades 7 and up
336 pages
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Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls
Mary Downing Hahn
Based on an actual crime in 1955, this YA novel is at once a mystery and a coming-ofage story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora Cunningham’s
junior year in high school throws Nora into turmoil. Her certainties—friendships,
religion, her prudence, her resolve to find a boyfriend taller than she is—are shaken
or cast off altogether. Most people in Elmgrove, Maryland, share the comforting
conviction that Buddy Novak, who had every reason to want his ex-girlfriend dead,
is responsible for the killings. Nora agrees at first, then begins to doubt Buddy’s guilt,
and finally comes to believe him innocent—the lone dissenting voice in Elmgrove.
Told from several different perspectives, including that of the murderer, Mister Death’s
Blue-Eyed Girls is a suspenseful page-turner with a powerful human drama at its core.

74  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

murder’s devastating effects on many young lives.
Mary Downing Hahn grew up in Maryland in the 1950s,
and the crime on which this novel is based touched her own
life. She is one of Clarion’s most popular fiction writers and
has received numerous awards, including three Edgar Awards
Credit: Beth Hahn

(juvenile category) from the Mystery Writers of America and
more than fifty child-voted state awards. Ms. Hahn, formerly
a librarian, has written more than two dozen books and now
lives in Columbia, Maryland. Visit her website at
www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

On a June morning in 1955, two teenage girls were shot and killed in a suburban
park near Washington, D.C. Because of my friendship with a girl in the neighborhood, I knew them both. . . . The murder, like all murders, had a profound
impact on everyone who knew the girls, and even on those who didn’t know
them. I’m not the only one who has never forgotten a single detail of that morning in the park. That’s what has made it so hard to write this novel. I’ve been
struggling with it for more than thirty years now.
—from the author’s Afterword

r
An excerpt from Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls:
I picture Cheryl and Bobbi Jo walking across the ball field,
swinging their purses. What had they been talking about? Probably the party. Maybe Cheryl was telling Bobbi Jo that Ralph
wants to fix her up with somebody; they’ll go to Top’s Drive-In
and have milk shakes so thick you can’t suck them through a
straw.
Then they come to the woods. The path is shady, narrow,
winding through the trees. Birds sing. There’s no warning, no
time to run. Bang, bang, bang. And they’re gone, just like that.
Life is over. Done. Finished. Bang.

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Look for Me by Moonlight
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978-0-395-58507-8
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978-0-547-07660-7
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Fiction

March
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
256 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
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Teen fantasy

The dramatic conclusion to the tale
begun in Trickster’s Girl.

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Traitor’s Son
The Raven Duet, Book #2
Hilari Bell
Praise for Trickster's Girl:
“Plot drives this book from the start to the rousing climax.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Characterization sparkles.” —VOYA
In Trickster’s Girl, when Kesla’s journey comes to an end, she passes the pouch and
the quest on to someone else. She picks Jason, a native boy she thinks will be able to
finish the job. But in fact, a family feud has cut Jason off from his traditional heritage,
and he is even more doubtful and resistant than Kesla was. But Raven, now a beautiful
girl, is quite persuasive and manages to convince Jason that not only is this something
he can do, but that he must if he wants to heal his family and the earth.

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Trickster’s Girl
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Hilari Bell has written many works of fantasy for teens, including the Farsala Trilogy, The Goblin
Wood, and The Knight and The Rogue. She was a librarian before turning to writing full time. She
lives in Denver with her family. Visit Hilari at www.hilaribell.com.

76  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

July
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
400 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
Terr: World English
Rights:
B/S: HMH
T/A/P/M: Global Literary Management
Teen fiction

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978-0-547-48251-4
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978-0-547-82273-0
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Waking Storms
Sarah Porter
“Dazzlingly imagined and richly, hauntingly told. Waking Storms is as enchanting—and
dark, and lush, and tragic, and gorgeous—as the mermaids’ song.”
—Carolyn Turgeon, author of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully
on her own. But her tranquility doesn’t last long: she receives news that the tribe is
on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. The tribe’s cruel queen
wants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined to
make her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling to
the idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signs
to the contrary.
But when Luce and Dorian meet, they start to wonder if love can overpower the
hatred they know they should feel for each other. Can Luce fulfill her rightful role as
queen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian?
Sarah Porter is an author, artist, and a freelance public school teacher. Sarah and her husband
live in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Sarah’s Watery Den online at www.sarahporterbooks.com.

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Lost Voices
978-0-547-48250-7
$16.99 CL
978-0-547-48253-8
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Fiction

A dark war between mermaids and
humans is looming in the haunting second
volume of the Lost Voices trilogy.

Fiction

March
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Grades 7 and up
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Teen historical fiction

Portia’s running away to the circus in search
of answers. But can she outrun her past?

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Wonder Show
Hannah Barnaby
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step inside Mosco’s Traveling Wonder Show, a
menagerie of human curiosities and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze!
But perhaps the strangest act of Mosco’s display is Portia Remini, a normal among
the freaks, on the run from McGreavy’s Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister
watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia, that she could never leave.
Free at last, Portia begins a new life on the bally, seeking answers about her father’s
disappearance. Will she find him before Mister finds her? It’s a story for the ages, and
like everyone who enters the Wonder Show, Portia will never be the same.
Hannah Barnaby holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and an MFA in
writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. Ms. Barnaby has worked as a children’s book editor, bookseller, and writing instructor. She lives in Connecticut with her family.
This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin.

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A stirring and romantic companion to The Vespertine.

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The Springsweet
Saundra Mitchell
“Evocative and gorgeous language. . . . I never wanted this book to end!”
—Carrie Ryan, NYT best-selling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series
Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves
Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed
aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishing ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a
“springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of
holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.
Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.
Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.
Saundra Mitchell is a screenwriter and author. The Vespertine was her first novel starring
Zora and her cousin Amelia, and her debut novel, Shadowed Summer, was a 2010 Edgar Award
nominee, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN pick. She lives in Indianapolis with her
husband and her two children. www.saundramitchell.com

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Fiction

April
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Grades 7 and up
288 pages
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Teen fiction

Fiction

March
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
528 pages
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Teen fiction

The stunning debut of a new series

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Illuminate
A Gilded Wings Novel, Book 1
Aimee Agresti
“Part
The Picture of Dorian
Gray, part The Devil Wears
Prada, this original and
engrossing story
will keep surprising
readers right up to the
thrilling climax.
—Josephine Angelini,
author of Starcrossed

Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she is
awarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of a
group of gorgeous strangers: the powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her
second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of
glamazons called The Outfit.
As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are
not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers the evil
agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to
thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the
hotel?

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about a teenage angel-in-training.
Aimee Agresti is an entertainment journalist and author. As a staff writer for Us Weekly magazine, she interviewed many celebrities and penned the magazine’s coffee table book Inside Hollywood. In addition to Us, her work has appeared in People, the Washington Post, Mademoiselle, and
the New York Observer. Illuminate is her first novel for teens. She lives in Washington, D.C. Visit
her website at www.aimeeagresti.com.

Ð
An excerpt from Illuminate:
He watched me and seemed distracted for a moment, his eyes painting
me, lingering.
Remember what Aurelia and the Prince had said. But I didn’t want to believe
them. I wanted to believe that Lucian really could like me, that this
wasn’t some strange game that I still didn’t understand. When he stepped
in closer to me, I could smell that cedar muskiness I‘d grown so fond of.
I looked away for a moment. He squared himself up, as though on the
verge of imparting a vital bit of information.
“Now, did you give some thought to what we talked about last night?”
he asked smoothly.
“I was mostly working—and then I passed out, I was so tired.”
“Think, Haven. There’s so much you can do.”
“I guess I’m not sure exactly what you want from me.”
He leaned in and whispered in my ear, his hot breath sending chills
sweeping across my skin, my scars alive and stinging. “Your soul,”
he said. “Please give me your soul.”

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Fiction

April
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
352 pages
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Teen fiction

Catherine Called Birdy meets Braveheart
in this powerful debut, rich with spice and
snark, and potent with revenge.

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The Wicked and the Just
J. Anderson Coats
“I am gobsmacked by this astonishing story.
A remarkable achievement.” —Karen Cushman
Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the
king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least
Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.
Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there
herself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she must
wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl.
While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners,
Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are rising
ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.
J. Anderson Coats has master’s degrees in history and library science. She lives with her family
in Everett, Washington. This is her debut novel. Visit her at www.jandersoncoats.com.

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May
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
528 pages
5½x8¼
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Cover Not Final

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Flora’s Fury
How a Girl of Spirit and a Red Dog Confounded Their
Friends, Astounded Their Enemies, and Learned the
Importance of Packing Light
Ysabeau S. Wilce
Despite her troublesome attraction to magick, Flora has more or less spent her life
doing what’s been expected of her. Now, at sixteen, she knows that this path has
been strewn with secrets. Sure that her true mother, Tiny Doom—long believed to be
dead—is alive, Flora becomes determined to find her and leave behind the lies she’s
been told about who she is. Flora’s quest takes her on a journey from lawless islands to
the deadly desert, and into an unexpected romance with a brooding stranger who reveals himself to be a kindred spirit. And it all becomes far more dangerous when Flora
realizes how desperately their enemies want Tiny Doom—and Flora herself—dead.
Ysabeau S. Wilce is the author of the critically acclaimed Flora’s Dare and Flora Segunda, which
Diane Wynne Jones called “highly original, strange, and amusing.” Flora’s Dare won the Andre
Norton Award, and Flora Segunda was nominated for the Andre Norton Award and the Tiptree
Award. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

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Fiction

Flora Fyrdraaca returns in this thrilling blend
of adventure, romance, and magick.

Fiction

May
Ages 14 and up
Grades 9 and up
336 pages
5½x8¼
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Teen fiction

Enter the scandalous world of King Charles II’s
court, where three young ladies in waiting discover a
palace teeming with love, intrigue—and treachery.

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Ladies in Waiting
Laura L. Sullivan
Eliza dreams of writing plays for the king’s theater, where she will be admired for her
wit rather than her father’s wealth. Beth is beautiful but poor, so she must marry well,
despite her love for her childhood sweetheart.
Zabby comes to England to further her scientific studies—and ends up saving the
life of King Charles II. Soon her friendship with the handsome king becomes a dangerous, impossible obsession. Though she knows she should stay away from the court,
the queen needs ladies in waiting.
And so the three Elizabeths from very different walks of life find themselves at the
center of the most scandal-filled court that England has ever seen.
Laura L. Sullivan is a former newspaper editor, biologist, social worker, and deputy sheriff who
writes because storytelling is the easiest way to do everything in the world. The author of two
middle grade novels, Laura lives in the woods of Kentucky with her loved ones.

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March
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
288 pages
7 5/8 x 10 ¼
CTN 12
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Ichiro
Ryan Inzana
Ichiro lives in New York City with his Japanese mother. His father, an American
soldier, was killed in Iraq. Now, Ichi’s mom has decided they should move back to
Japan to live with Ichi’s grandfather.
Grandfather becomes Ichi’s tour guide, taking him to temples as well as the
Hiroshima Peace Park, where Ichi starts to question the nature of war. After a supernatural encounter with the gods and creatures of Japanese mythology, Ichi must face
his fears if he is to get back home. In doing so, he learns about the nature of man, of
gods, and of war. He also learns there are no easy answers—for gods or men.
Ryan Inzana is an illustrator and comic artist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, ad campaigns, books, and various other media all over the world. He lives in New Jersey,
with his wife. Visit his website at www.ryaninzana.com.

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Fiction

Enter the mythological world of Japanese
gods and the struggle between good and evil
in this stunning full-color graphic novel.

Fiction

June
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
432 pages
5½x8¼
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The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, a dramatic
addition to the acclaimed Young Royals series.

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The Wild Queen
The Days and Nights of Mary, Queen of Scots
Carolyn Meyer

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Mary Stewart was just five years old when she was sent to France to be raised alongside her future husband. But when the frail young king dies, eighteen-year-old Mary is
stripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone.
Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, Mary returns to Scotland. Hoping that a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, she marries again,
but the love and security she longs for elude her. Instead, the fiery young queen finds
herself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attempts
to bargain with her formidable “sister queen,” Elizabeth I of England, could cost her
her very life.
Carolyn Meyer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young people, including seven titles in the popular Young Royals series. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
www.readcarolyn.com

Beware, Princess Elizabeth
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May
Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
144 pages
6x9
CTN 32
Terr: World English
Rights:
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Graphic novel

Clarion Books
$14.99 POB / $17.95 CAN
978-0-547-63669-6

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Teen Boat!
Dave Roman and John Green
“While I am not the John Green who illustrated the book, I am a John Green who
ABSOLUTELY LOVES the unadulterated brilliance that is Teen Boat!"
—John Green, author of Looking For Alaska, and Paper Towns
High school can be a time of terrible angst—Fs on tests, bullying jerks, broken hearts,
and late-stage puberty are just some of the potential issues that all teen boys face. But
what about the issues facing a Teen Boat? In this hilarious send-up of teen story tropes,
the best-selling author Dave Roman and the cartoonist John Green deliver high school
and high seas drama with a boatload of laughs.
Dave Roman is the creator of Astronaut Academy. He has written several graphic novels, including Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery, Jax Epoch & The Quicken Forbidden, and The Adventures
of Tymm: Alien Circus. Visit him at www.yaytime.com.
John Green has written, illustrated, or otherwise worked on comics for Disney, Nickelodeon,
Dreamworks, Scholastic, DC Comics, and First Second Books. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him at
www.johngreenart.com.

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Fiction

The only graphic novel that combines the angst
of being a teen with the thrill of being a boat!

In book one of the action-packed
choose between her

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Fiction

April
Ages 14 and up
Grades 9 and up
528 pages
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Teen fantasy

Grave Mercy
His Fair Assassin, Book 1
Robin LaFevers
Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the
sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old.
Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—
and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an
assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy
the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of
Brittany—where she finds herself woefully underprepared—not only for the deadly
games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how
can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her
heart?

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His Fair Assassin trilogy, Ismae must
duty and her heart.
Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s
mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. It is not surprising she
grew up to be a hopeless romantic.Though she has never trained as an
assassin or joined a convent, she did attend Catholic school for three
years, which instilled in her a deep fascination with sacred rituals and

“A delectable simmer of intrigue and ferocity, passion
and compassion. Grave Mercy sates and fascinates,
even as it leaves you craving more.”
—Cynthia Leitich Smith, the New York Times
best-selling author of the Tantalize series

the concept of the Divine. She has been on a search for answers to life’s
mysteries ever since.While many of those answers still elude her, she
was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever
after with him in the foothills of Southern California. Visit her website
at www.robinlafevers.com.


An excerpt from Grave Mercy:

I smile.
One nick, the abbess said. Just one scratch. And while I am loath to use a
weapon of grace on two such as these, I am certain Mortain will forgive me.
I settle into my fighting stance. . . .
If he is smart, he will run, but he is not. He panics and lunges forward. I leap
back and get the misericorde between us. It connects with his bony knuckles, just
a scratch, but he stiffens, then looks from his cut to my face.
“You cannot win against Mortain’s own,” I whisper.


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Fiction

May
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Grades 7 and up
320 pages
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Teen fiction

“A charming tumble of fairy tales, spiced with
humor and sprinkled with true love.”
—Sharon Shinn, best-selling author
of the Samaria series

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Enchanted
Alethea Kontis
It isn’t easy being the overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for
the days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories. Then she meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, and the two become friends.
Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her
frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into
Prince Rumbold—a man Sunday’s family despises. The prince hopes Sunday will love
him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo, and it
soon becomes clear that twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers.
Alethea Kontis is the New York Times best-selling coauthor of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The DarkHunter Companion. Alethea was a student of the science-fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson
Scott Card, and she has worked in a number of book-related jobs. She lives in Ashburn,
Virginia. Visit her at www.aletheakontis.com.

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May
Ages 14 and up
Grades 9 and up
224 pages
5½ x8¼
CTN 24
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Rights:
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P: Cornerstone Lit & HMH
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First Comes Love
Katie Kacvinsky
Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl who seems unable to settle
down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they appear to be an
unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving, and besides, opposites attract. What starts
as friendship turns into admiration, respect, and caring, until finally these two lone
souls find that they are truly in love with each other. But staying in love is never as
easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they’re going to have
to work at it.
Katie Kacvinsky is also the author of Awaken. She worked in the entertainment industry and as
a high school English teacher before deciding to write full time. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
Visit her at www.katiekacvinsky.com.
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978-0-547-37148-1
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For more about Awaken, see page 126.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  91

Fiction

Falling in love is easy. Staying in
love is a different story . . .

Paperback

July
Ages 3 to 5
PreK to K
40 pages
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Back-to-school shopping is a barrel of fun
in this new paperback starring everyone’s
five favorite little monkeys!

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Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping
Eileen Christelow
“Kids will love the slapstick plot and energetic, expressive characters,
and surprising conclusion.”—School Library Journal

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It’s the day before school starts, and Mama takes her five little monkeys shopping for
clothes. “Stay right here,” she says, “AND DON’T GO WANDERING OFF!” But it
doesn’t take long for her rambunctious brood to scatter every which way. Will Mama
ever have all five monkeys together again? Kids will love finding out in this adorable
addition to the Five Little Monkeys paperback collection filled with repetitive phrases
and counting fun.
Eileen Christelow has created a treasure trove of fun and funny picture books, including the
Five Little Monkeys series, and most recently, The Desperate Dog Writes Again. She and her
husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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March
Ages 3 to 7
PreK to Grade 2
40 pages
8 ½ x 11
CTN 50
Terr: US, C, O
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Mouse Was Mad
Linda Urban, illlustrated by Henry Cole

★ “Urban unfurls the gentle ‘be true to yourself’ moral perfectly.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Who knows the best way to be mad? Bear stomps. Hare hops. Bobcat screams. Mouse?
He just can’t get it right. But when he finds the way that works for him—still and
quiet—he discovers that his own way might be the best of all.
Linda Urban’s story about self-expression is both sweet and sly, and Henry Cole’s
cast of animal friends is simply irresistible.

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A Crooked Kind of Perfect
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Linda Urban is the author of the acclaimed middle grade novel A Crooked Kind of Perfect. She
lives in East Montpelier, Vermont. Visit her website at www.lindaurbanbooks.com.
Henry Cole is the award-winning illustrator of more than forty books for children, including
The Rubber-Legged Ducky and Shiver Me Letters. He lives in Wilton Manors, Florida. Visit his
website at www.henrycole.net.

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Shiver Me Letters
Written by June Sobel
978-0-15-216732-5
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Paperback

A lighthearted exploration of anger
and how to manage it.

Paperback

July
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
40 pages
18 x 10 ½
CTN 40
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/P/M: Harcourt
Picture book
Hardcover edition:
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978-0-15-228050-5
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978-0-15-228051-2

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Two bright big books, great for sharing!

Fish Eyes
A Book You Can
Count On
Lois Ehlert

★ “A visual treat from
start to finish.”
—Booklist, starred review
Get ready for a marvelous adventure! The master collage artist Lois Ehlert takes readers to a vivid underwater world, full of colorful fish, that is presented with die-cuts on
almost every page. This oversize, interactive book is loaded with counting and simple
addition—perfect for sharing with preschoolers.
Lois Ehlert has created many celebrated picture books inspired by the world around her. She
lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

July
Ages 4 to 8
PreK to Grade 3
32 pages
16 x 16
CTN 32
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B: Walker
T/A/P/M: HMH
Picture book
Hardcover edition:
$9.95 CL
978-0-618-17674-8
Board book edition:
$6.95 CL
978-0-618-74791-7

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978-0-547-72423-2
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Gossie big book
Olivier Dunrea
“These smartly clad geese will . . .
march straight into the hearts of
readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
For the first time, the little world of
the goslings is offered in a format that’s
perfect for reading to a gaggle of kids.
Gossie’s story about friendship, sharing,
and getting along is pitch-perfect for
preschool audiences. This big book is
sure to inspire the whole class to get up
and tromp about the barnyard in their
bright red boots.
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a
sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny
village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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May
Ages 3 to 7
PreK to Grade 2
32 pages
8¼x9½
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Picture book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-618-98812-9

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978-0-547-72213-9
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Tacky Goes to Camp
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“This is laugh-out-loud material for loyal Tacky fans and an excellent choice for new
arrivals in the Nice Icy Land.” —School Library Journal
Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoy
some Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and Capture the Ice Cube. One night, they gather
around the campfire to sing, eat s’mores, and tell scary stories. But after going to bed,
something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit.
Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect think they should hightail it out of there,
but not Tacky!
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on more than a dozen funny and popular
books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin. Helen Lester is a full-time
writer who makes her home in Pawling, New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator
who divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.

Also by Helen Lester,
illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Tacky the Penguin
978-0-395-45536-4
$16.99 CL
978-0-395-56233-8
$6.95 PA
978-0-618-73754-3
$10.99 Book & CD
Tacky and the Winter Games
978-0-618-55659-5
$16.00 CL
978-0-618-95674-6
$6.95 PA

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Paperback

Tacky saves the day (in unique style, of
course) in another adventure in Nice Icy
Land—now available in paperback!

Paperback

March
Ages 5 to 8
Grades K to 3
32 pages
8 ¼ x 10 ½
CTN 20
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Art: Sheldon Fogelman
Text: HMH
Book and CD
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-395-36690-5
Paperback edition:
$6.99 PA
978-0-395-48654-2

In the third book about Miss Nelson, the laugh
track continues with this book and CD set.

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Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Harry G. Allard, illustrated by James Marshall
“Children of any age will relish the raucous carrying-on at what has to be the most
gloriously awful school in the entire state of Texas.” —Horn Book
The notorious Miss Swamp reappears at the Horace B. Smedley School to shape up
the football team and help them to win at least one game. This time around, she has a
secret helper!
The professionally narrated audio production features lively sound effects and original music. Track one includes page-turn signals; track two features an uninterrupted
reading.

Also by Harry G. Allard, illustrated
by James Marshall
Miss Nelson Is Missing!
978-0-618-85281-9
$10.99 Book & CD

Harry Allard and James Marshall collaborated on three hilarious books about Miss Nelson
and her students, including Miss Nelson Is Missing! and Miss Nelson Is Back, as well as the four
books about the Stupids family. James Marshall is also the creator of George and Martha and was
posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his lasting contribution to literature
for children in 2007.

Miss Nelson Is Back
978-0-547-57718-0
$10.99 Book & CD

96  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

March
Ages 5 to 8
Grades K to 3
32 pages
10 x 10
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Picture book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-618-37596-7

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978-0-547-72738-7
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Sisters and Brothers
Sibling Relationships in the Animal World
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

★ “Packed with amazing biology. . . . Depicted in crisp, gorgeous,
cut-and-torn paper collages.” —Booklist, starred review
“Readers will love sharing this. . . . [A] wealth of fascinating science.” —Book Links
The award-winning team behind What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? and Move!
investigate sibling relationships throughout the animal kingdom in Sisters and Brothers.
In this book you will learn that anteaters are always only children and nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets, plus lots of other fascinating family
facts. A perfect book for animal lovers young and old—now available in paperback.

Also by Steve Jenkins
and Robin Page
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
978-0-618-25628-0
$16.00 CL
978-0-618-99713-8
$7.95 PA

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page live in Boulder, Colorado, with their three children. Sisters and
Brothers is the fifth book they created together. Robin grew up on a farm, where she played and
worked with her four siblings. Steve has a younger brother, and like wild turkeys, they have
been friends for life. Visit Steve at www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

Also by Steve Jenkins
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
978-0-395-69701-6
$16.00 CL
978-0-395-86136-3
$6.95 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  97

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A book about animal siblings by the husbandand-wife team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

Now There’s a Perfect

Introducing

LEVEL

3

Green Light Reader for Every Early Reader!

and welcoming established authors and fun-loving characters to Levels 1, 2, and 3!

For the reader who’s ready to go, it’s full speed ahead with our newly expanded Green Light Reader collection.
Developed by experts, Green Light Readers now offers three levels – 1, 2, and 3!

Each level encourages early reading success at a pace that’s just right for beginning readers.

Level 1: Buckle Up! Getting Ready to Read emphasizes simple words, fun rhymes and rhythms, and familiar situations.
Level 2: Start the Engine! Reading with Help features short sentences, creative stories, and simple dialogue.
Level 3: Get Moving! Reading Independently focuses on longer text, richer vocabulary, and engaging content.
In addition, parents and teachers can look for information on Guided Reading and Reading Recovery
levels on the back cover of all newly published Green Light Reader titles.

Green Light Readers acclaimed authors and beloved characters include. . .
James Marshall’s George and Martha
Susan Meddaugh’s Martha Speaks
Keith Baker’s Mr. and Mrs. Green
Elissa Haden Guest’s Iris and Walter
Tim Egan’s Dodsworth
Wong Herbert Yee’s Mouse and Mole
Peggy Perry Anderson’s Joe the Frog

No matter what the level,

Green Light Readers drive children to LOVE reading!

98  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

Joe on the Go
Peggy Perry Anderson
“A book with a lot of child appeal.”
—School Library Journal
Joe wants to go, go, go! Everyone at the
Frog family reunion says no, no, no! Lots
of rhyme, repetition, and hopping good
fun to delight beginners in this Level 1
Green Light Reader.

Peggy Perry Anderson
“All-around fun story.”
—School Library Journal
The antics involved in cleaning a messy
room give young children and their parents
lots to chuckle about in this colorful Green
Light Reader for Level 1 beginners. Filled
with simple words, picture clues, and
delightful rhymes.
Peggy Perry Anderson is a former elementary

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August
Ages 3 to 6
PreK to Grade 1
32 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Green Light Readers (Level 1)
HMH Books
$15.00 CL
978-0-618-19602-9
$6.99 PA
978-0-618-55523-9

Sandpiper
$4.99 PA / $5.95 CAN
978-0-547-74562-6

school art teacher who lives in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. She has written five early readers
about Joe the Frog. Visit her website at
www.authorillustrator.com.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  99

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Let’s Clean Up!

August
Ages 3 to 6
PreK to Grade 1
32 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Green Light Readers (Level 1)
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 US
978-0-618-77331-2

Paperback

Get up and go go go!
With Joe’s new Level 1 Green Light Readers.

Paperback

August
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 3
24 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Green Light Readers (Level 2)

Everyone’s favorite alligator couple joins
Green Light Readers at Level 2.

Paperback

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978-0-547-74559-6
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978-0-547-74961-7
E-book available
978-0-547-56417-3

August
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 3
24 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Green Light Readers (Level 2)

Sandpiper
$4.99 PA / $5.95 CAN
978-0-547-74561-9
$12.99 POB / $15.95 CAN
978-0-547-74959-4
E-book available
978-0-547-54306-2

Camping
A Mr. and Mrs. Green
Adventure
Keith Baker
“Baker’s cartoon-like paintings bubble over
with humor.” —Publishers Weekly
This treasured selection from Meet Mr. and
Mrs. Green is now a stand-alone Green
Light Reader. Level 2 readers will enjoy
hiking along with the Greens as they follow picture clues and a round about trail to
a camp-out spot in their own backyard!

Cookies
A Mr. and Mrs. Green
Adventure
Keith Baker
Packed with picture clues and fun words
to keep eager readers moving along, this
snack-filled adventure finds Mr. Green
investigating a “terrible” batch of cookies
by eating every last one. Crunchity-crunch!
Chewity-chew!

Keith Baker has written and illustrated many
well-loved picture books and early chapter
books, including several about the charming
and lovable Mr. and Mrs. Green. He lives in
Seattle, Washington. Visit his website at
www.KeithBakerBooks.com

100  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

Iris and Walter
Elissa Haden Guest,
illustrated by
Christine Davenier
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Children’s Book
There are four chapters of easy reading
pleasure in this Level 3 Green Light Reader
edition of the first book in the awardwinning friendship series. This story finds
Iris hating her new neighborhood in the
country until she discovers a treehouse...
and maybe a new best friend.

Elissa Haden Guest,
illustrated by
Christine Davenier
Emotions ring true in this easy-to-read
chapter book for newly independent readers. Iris plans to have lots of fun and stay
up really late at her first sleepover. She
doesn’t plan to be homesick, but that’s
exactly what happens.

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August
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 2 to 4
48 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: US, C, O (-EU)
Rights: B/T/P/M
Text: The Gersh Agency
Art: HMH
Green Light Reader (Level 3)
Hardcover edition
$15.00 CL
978-0-15-216487-4

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Elissa Haden Guest has written ten books
about Iris and Walter. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at
www.elissahadenguest.com.
Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also
illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by
actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma
Walton Hamilton.

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Iris and Walter:
The Sleepover

August
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 2 to 4
48 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: US, C, O (-EU)
Rights: B/T/P/M
Text: The Gersh Agency
Art: HMH
Green Light Reader (Level 3)
Hardcover edition;
$15.00 CL
978-0-15-202122-1

Paperback

Rediscover the power of friendship with Iris and
Walter in these new Level 3 Green Light Readers!

Paperback

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
48 pages
6x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Green Light Readers (Level 3)
$14.99 CL
978-0-547-39006-2

Dodsworth's journeys continue in this
Level 3 Green Light Reader!

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Dodsworth in Rome
Tim Egan
Dodsworth makes his Green Light Reader debut! Independent Level 3 readers will
enjoy scootering through Italy and four easy-to-read chapters with Dodsworth and
one very mischievous duck. The amusing antics include a pizza-throwing contest,
“borrowing” coins from the world’s most famous fountain, and almost repainting the
ceiling in the Sistine Chapel!
Tim Egan has written and illustrated more than fifteen offbeat and humorous tales for children,
including four about Dodsworth and his travels with duck. He is consistently recognized for his
Also by Tim Egan
Dodsworth in London
978-0-547-13816-9
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-41440-9
$4.99 PA

individuality and delightful illustrations. Born in New Jersey, he now lives in Southern California with his wife, Ann, and their two sons. See more of his work at www.timegan.com.

Dodsworth in New York
978-0-618-77708-2
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-24831-8
$4.99 PA

102  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
48 pages
6 x9
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Green Light Readers (Level 3)
$15.00 CL
978-0-618-96676-9

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978-0-547-72209-2

A Brand-New Day with Mouse and Mole
Wong Herbert Yee
“A worthwhile addition to easy-reader collections.” —School Library Journal
A Geisel Honor award–winning series
The latest paperback installment of Mouse and Mole is now a Green Light Reader.
At Level 3, it’s a perfect choice for budding readers ready to jump into early chapter
books and read all by themselves. Kids will delight in seeing how a change in attitude
and a supportive friend turn Mole’s very bad morning into a terrific, brand-new day.
Wong Herbert Yee has written and illustrated six easy readers about Mouse and Mole, including Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends, which received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor. He’s
also the creator of the Fireman Small picture books. He lives in Michigan with his family. Visit
his website at www.wongherbertyee.blogspot.com.

Also by Wong Herbert Yee
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole
978-0-618-47313-7
$15.00 CL
978-0-618-91586-6
$4.99 PA
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends
978-0-547-15222-6
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-51977-7
$4.99 PA

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Mouse and Mole join Green Light Readers!

Paperback

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
48 pages
6¼x8½
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Chapter book
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL
978-0-618-30397-7

Giggles galore in these easy-to-read chapter books
told from a very furry and funny point of view

Three Stories
You Can Read to
Your Teddy Bear
Sara Swan Miller,
illustrated by True Kelley
What does a cuddly stuffed teddy bear do
when no one else is at home? Chances are,
he’s not quietly sitting on the bed, staring
at the wall. He’s out and about having
adventures like the teddy bear in this book.
Cats and dogs beware!

Paperback

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April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
48 pages
6¼x8½
CTN 50
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Chapter book
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL
978-0-618-11035-3

Three More Stories
You Can Read
to Your Cat
Sara Swan Miller,
illustrated by True Kelley
“A ‘purr-fect’ selection for beginning-reader
collections.”— School Library Journal

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Kids and kitties will be happy to cozy up
for these comical adventures starring a cat
with attitude. Ideal for newly independent
readers and cat lovers everywhere.
Sara Swan Miller has written five books for children to read to their cats, dogs, and
teddy bears. She has also written many nonfiction books about animals. She lives in
High Falls, New York.
True Kelley has illustrated more than 100 books for children. She lives in Warner, New
Hampshire. Visit her website at www.truekelley.com.

104  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

May
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
176 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Writers House
Chapter book
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-15224-0

Sandpiper
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978-0-547-72227-6
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Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu
Charise Mericle Harper
“Easy for readers to relate to, and her voice is consistently funny,
frank, and believable.” —Horn Book
Grace is back to her zany antics! Grace and Mimi have a secret: Mimi is going to be
a big sister. To get ready, the girls try being “mother’s helpers” to a family down the
street, and Mimi begins to doubt her big sister abilities when four-year-old Lily seems
to like Grace best. But when Lily turns into a Terrible Tutu, Grace can’t escape her!
Can Grace use her empathy powers to show Lily and Mimi the creative path toward a
new friendship?
Along with the Just Grace series, Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many
books for children. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace “hilarious” and said, “The kids
come alive in the story. . . . Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book.” Charise lives in
Mamaroneck, New York. www.chariseharper.com

Also by Charise Mericle Harper
Just Grace
978-0-618-64642-5
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-01440-1
$5.99 PA
Just Grace and the Snack Attack
978-0-547-15223-3
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-40629-9
$5.99 PA

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012  105

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The sixth installment of the Just Grace
series, now available in paperback!

Paperback

April
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
160 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Chapter book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-547-31618-5

The third installment in Nathaniel Fludd’s adventures
as the world’s youngest beastologist-in-training.

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978-0-547-85823-4
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The Wyverns’ Treasure
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist: Book 3
R. L. LaFevers, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Also by R. L. LaFevers
The Flight of the Phoenix
978-0-547-23865-4
$16.00 CL
978-0-547-40845-3
$5.99 PA
The Basilisk’s Lair
978-0-547-23867-8
$15.00 CL
978-0-547-54957-6
$5.99 PA

After tangling with the deadly basilisk, Nathaniel Fludd is glad to return to England
with his Aunt Phil. But someone has ransacked their home, and their best suspect is
the sinister man who’s been trying to steal the Book of Beasts.
Before Nate and Aunt Phil can find the culprit, they are called to Welsh countryside. The wyverns (giant dragons) are in an uproar. Could the same man who ransacked the Fludd house be behind the rift with the wyverns? And just what does he
want with The Book of Beasts? But before Nate can solve that mystery, he must calm
the dragons before it’s too late. It’s just another day at work for the world’s youngest
beastologist!
R. L. LaFevers grew up surrounded by a variety of beasts including goats, chickens, an anteater,
and, for a brief time, two baby bear cubs. Visit her website at www.rllafevers.com.
Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her six
other siblings. If you’d like to see more of Kelly’s work, please visit www.kelmurphy.com.

106  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

August
Ages 6 to 9
Grades 1 to 4
128 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: The Knight Agency
Middle grade fiction

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978-0-547-55440-2
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978-0-547-55441-9
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The Sisters Eight Book 9
The Final Battle . . . For Now
Lauren Baratz-Logsted with Jackie Logsted and Greg Logsted
It’s the final book! Each of the Eights has received her power and gift, and they even
know where Daddy is: inside a snow globe–shaped Christmas ornament. Now all they
have to do is get inside the ornament and rescue him. Hopefully, Mommy’s in there
too.
But for heaven’s sake, how are they supposed to shrink all of them (plus the cats!)
down to a size small enough to fit in the globe and then actually get inside it? This
seems like too much even for these intelligent and talented girls.
But the Eights are determined. Now that they know where Daddy is, they will find
a way to him. But they never guessed what else awaits them inside that snowglobe.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Jackie Logsted, and Greg Logsted have written all of the Sisters Eight
books. They live together in Danbury, Connecticut. Visit www.sisterseight.com.

Also by Lauren Baratz-Logsted with
Jackie Logsted and Greg Logsted
The Sisters Eight Book 1:
Annie’s Adventures
978-0-547-13349-2
$15.00 POB
978-0-547-05338-7
$5.99 PA
The Sisters Eight Book 8:
Zinnia’s Zaniness
978-0-547-55438-9
$15.00 POB
978-0-547-55439-6
$4.99 PA

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The Eights are off to rescue Mommy and Daddy in
the exciting final volume of the Sisters Eight series!

Paperback

April
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
240 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
Terr: World
Rights:
B/T/A: HMH
P/M: Transatlantic Literary
Middle grade fiction
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-618-88393-6

A tough twelve-year-old tries to protect her
country in this riveting World War II novel.

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The Klipfish Code
Mary Casanova
“[The] details and action so thoroughly set me in that time and place,
that I was shivering right along with Marit.”
—Kirby Larson, the Newbery Honor–winning author of Hattie Big Sky
The year is 1942, and Norway is under Nazi occupation. Despite her grandfather’s
warnings, twelve-year-old Marit has decided to take action. Through her eyes, readers
experience the untold story of Norwegians’ resistance and their response to the arrest
of schoolteachers for their refusal to teach Nazi propaganda to Norwegian schoolchildren. Set on an island of fishing trawlers, this novel is about risks taken, secrets kept,
and questions about whom to trust.
Mary Casanova is the author of nine middle grade novels and three picture books. She lives
with her family in Ranier, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.marycasanova.com.

108  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group • Spring 2012

April
Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
160 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
Terr: US, C, O
Rights:
B/T/A/P/M: Adams Literary
Middle grade fiction
Hardcover edition:
$15.99 CL
978-0-547-27967-1

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978-0-547-72237-5
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The Lemonade Crime
Jacqueline Davies

★ “The realistic depiction of the children’s emotions and ways of expressing them
will resonate with readers. Great for discussion, this involving and, at times, riveting
chapter book has something to say and a deceptively simple way of saying it.”
—Booklist, starred review
Just as The Lemonade War, which sold more than 260,000 copies, put business into the
hands of Evan and his younger sister, Jessie, this equally exciting follow-up puts the
law into their hands. Using the rules of our legal system as a guide, they turn the playground into a courtroom and put Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial, with fourthgraders serving as judge and jury.
Turn to page 56 to read about the next book in the Lemonade War Series!
Jacqueline Davies was inspired to write this novel after many young readers of The Lemonade
War asked, “But what about Scott Spencer?!?” Davies lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her
family. Visit her website at www.jacquelinedavies.net.

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The Lemonade War
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Now in paperback, the captivating sequel
to the best-selling The Lemonade War.

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All-star athletes make a comeback
with a new paperback look.

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Lives of the Athletes
Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
“Far juicier and more revealing reading than more usual pious sports biographies.”
—Publishers Weekly
From Jackie Robinson to Sonja Henie to Bruce Lee, Lives of the Athletes tells more than
just the physical achievements of twenty groundbreaking athletes. What did they like
to eat, to drink, to wear? What childhood games did they play? How did they handle
fame and fortune? Avid sports fans and phobics alike will relish this collection of fears,
habits, quirks, and what the neighbors found to gossip about.
Also by Kathleen Krull
and Kathryn Hewitt
Lives of the Artists
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Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including six other
books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her
hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. www.kathleenkrull.com
Kathryn Hewitt’s caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the “Big
Head” books. She has illustrated many other picture books for younger readers, some of which
she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. www.kathrynhewitt.com

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Good Sports: Able to Play
Overcoming Physical Challenges
Glenn Stout
Praise for Good Sports:
“Give this to fans of Matt Christopher, Mike Lupica, and Dan Gutman.” —Booklist
“Accessible and inspirational.” —Publishers Weekly
“Never patronizing, [Stout] captures both grit and glory.” —Kirkus Reviews
Able to Play shares the inspiring stories of four baseball players. Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis Pride faced physical challenges other
players didn’t have. With determination and guts, they didn’t just overcome; they
excelled. This book is a game-changing celebration of overcoming odds.
Glenn Stout is the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing and author of more than
forty nonfiction sports biographies under the auspices of Matt Christopher. He has also
written all of the Good Sports books. He lives in Alburgh, Vermont. Visit Glenn at
www.goodsportsbyglennstout.com.

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Physical challenges didn’t stop these guys
from playing the game they loved.

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Heir Apparent
Vivian Vande Velde
“A stylish tale [that] addresses both fantasy gaming and censorship.”
—New York Times Book Review
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

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Deadly Pink
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In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed—
and Giannine seems to be finding them all. Which is a darn shame, because unless
she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf’s dumb riddles,
impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians,
and defeat the man-eating dragon, she’ll never win.
And she has to, because losing means she’ll die—for real this time.

Now You See It . . .
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User Unfriendly
Vivian Vande Velde
“Readers . . . will not be able to put this swashbuckler down.” —Publishers Weekly
It’s the most advanced computer role-playing game ever: When you play you’re really
there—in a dark dream teeming with evil creatures, danger-filled fortresses, and malevolent sorceries.
The game plugs directly into your brain—no keyboard, no modem, no monitor.
And for the game hacker Arvin Rizalli and his friends, no cash up front, no questions
asked . . . and no hope of rescue when the game goes horribly, deathly wrong.
Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including All
Hallow’s Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It . . ., and the Edgar Award–winning
Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. www.vivianvandevelde.com

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a master of fantasy adventure.

Paperback

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Grades 4 to 7
144 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
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Karen Cushman’s funny and poignant tale of medieval
village life, winner of the Newbery Medal.

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The Midwife’s Apprentice
Karen Cushman
Newbery Medal Winner

★ “Kids will be caught up in this short, fast-paced narrative about a hero who
discovers that she’s not ugly or stupid or alone.” —Booklist, starred review
The girl known only as “Brat” has no family, no home, and no future until she meets
Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the sharp-tempered Jane
deliver babies, Brat—who renames herself Alyce—gains knowledge, confidence, and
the courage to want something from life: “a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in
this world.”

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Alchemy and Meggy Swann
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Rodzina
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Grades 4 to 7
180 pages
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Middle grade fiction
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Catherine, Called Birdy
Karen Cushman
Newbery Honor Winner

★ “[Catherine’s] tenacity and ebullient naiveté are extraordinary . . . a delight.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Superb historical fiction.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Catherine one day hopes to become a painter, a Crusader, a peddler, a minstrel, a
monk, a wart charmer . . . anything besides being sold like a cheese to the highest
bidder. Winner of the Newbery Honor, this richly entertaining story with an utterly
unforgettable heroine now features a new introduction by Linda Sue Park.
Karen Cushman has had a lifelong interest in history and “wanted to know what ordinary life
was like for ordinary young people in other times.” Her research led to the writing of Catherine,
Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor book, and The Midwife’s Apprentice, a Newbery Medal winner. She
lives on Vashon Island, Washington. Visit her website at www.karencushmanbooks.com.

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Matilda Bone
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The earthy, spirited account of Catherine’s
fourteenth year, set against a background of
everyday life on a medieval English manor.

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Ages 9 to 12
Grades 4 to 7
208 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
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Rights:
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A: Recorded Books
T/M: HMH
P: James Levine Communications
Middle grade fiction
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
978-0-395-72806-2
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A delightful and authentic novel
of the American gold rush.

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Karen Cushman

★ “A coming-of-age story rich with historical flavor.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “[A] timeless and richly comic coming-of-age story.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother
moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There, Lucy
helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way
to return “home.”
Karen Cushman has had a lifelong interest in history and “wanted to know what ordinary life
was like for ordinary young people in other times.” Her research led to the writing of Catherine,
Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor book, and The Midwife’s Apprentice, a Newbery Medal winner. She
Also by Karen Cushman
The Loud Silence of Francine Green
978-0-618-50455-8
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lives on Vashon Island, Washington. www.karencushmanbooks.com

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978-0-618-13335-2
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When My Name Was Keoko
Linda Sue Park

★ “[A] beautifully crafted and moving novel.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
Sun-hee and her brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea. Under Japanese occupation, they
study Japanese and speak it at school. Their language, their flag, the folk tales Uncle
tells, even their names, are part of the Korean culture that is forbidden. When World
War II comes to Korea, Sun-hee is surprised that the Japanese expect their Korean subjects to fight on their side. But the greatest shock of all comes when Tae-yul enlists in
the Japanese army to protect Uncle, who is suspected of aiding the Korean resistance.
Sun-hee stays behind, entrusted with the life-and-death secrets of a family at war.
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels,
several picture books, poetry, and most recently A Long Walk to Water, based on the true story of
a Sudanese refugee. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her website at
www.lspark.com.

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A Single Shard
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A stirring novel of South Korea during World War II
from the Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park.

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Grades 4 to 7
96 pages
5 1/8 x 7 5/8
CTN 24
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Rights:
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B/T/P/M: HMH
Middle grade fiction
Hardover edition:
$15.00 CL
978-0-89919-439-4
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978-0-440-46633-8

Marion Dane Bauer’s Newbery Honor–winning classic,
with a new introduction by Katherine Paterson.

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On My Honor
Marion Dane Bauer
Newbery Honor Winner

★ “A powerful, soul-stirring novel told simply and well.”
—Booklist, starred review
“A powerful, moving book.”
—School Library Journal

Also by Marion Dane Bauer
Killing Miss Kitty and Other Sins
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What’s Your Story?
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Joel’s best friend, Tony, is a daredevil. It was Tony’s idea to make the long bike ride to
the Starved Rock state park, and Tony’s idea to stop for a swim in the dangerous Vermillion River. So why does Joel feel so much guilt when tragedy strikes?
The paperback features a beautiful new cover and introduction by Katherine Paterson, author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Bridge to Terabithia.
Marion Dane Bauer is an award-winning author who also teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in
Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
208 pages
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Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Libby Kelting has always felt she was born in the wrong time. No wonder the historical-romance-reading, Jane Austen–adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd
jumped at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s oldest living history museum.
But at Camden Harbor, Libby’s just plain out of place, no matter how cute she looks
in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker hates her, the geeky local reporter keeps pushing
her buttons, the sailor she’s dating is more shipwreck than dreamboat, and Camden
Harbor might be haunted.
Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby learns that boys, like ghosts,
aren’t always what they seem.
Like Libby Kelting, Stephanie Kate Strohm is a blond, history-loving gal with a passion for
fashion. She grew up in Connecticut and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she
was voted Winter Carnival Queen. Currently she lives in New York City with a huge shoe collection and a little white dog named Lorelei Lee. This is her first novel.

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An utterly hilarious and sweetly romantic beach
read from a witty new voice in teen fiction.

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Grades 7 and up
336 pages
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A page-turning thriller with a message
of hope in the face of adversity.

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Those That Wake
Jesse Karp
“With plenty of action, challenging ideas, and bizarre antagonists, this one should
appeal to a broad section of teens.” —School Library Journal
New York City’s spirit has been crushed. People have withdrawn from each other into
the cold comfort of technology.
Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. They’ve never met, but on
the same day Mal’s brother disappears, Laura’s parents forget who she is. Both begin a
search for their families that leads them to each other and the same truth: Someone or
something has wiped them from the memories of every person they have ever known.
Now Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.
Jesse Karp is a school librarian in Greenwich Village. He grew up in and loves New York City,
where he lives with his family. Visit him at www.beyondwhereyoustand.com.

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Grades 7 and up
272 pages
5½x8¼
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Jackie Morse Kessler
“Gritty and raw with powerful truths. An addictive read.”
—Sophie Jordan New York Times bestselling author of Firelight
Fifteen-year-old Billy Ballard is the kid that everyone picks on. But things change
drastically when Death tells Billy he must stand in as Pestilence, the White Rider of
the Apocalypse. Now armed with a Bow that allows him to strike with disease from
a distance, Billy lashes out at his tormentors...and accidentally causes an outbreak of
meningitis. Horrified by his actions, Billy begs Death to take back the Bow. For that to
happen, says Death, Billy must track down the real White Rider, and stop him from
unleashing something awful on humanity—something that could make the Black
Plague look like a summer cold. Does one bullied teenager have the strength to stand
his ground—and the courage to save the world?
Jackie Morse Kessler is the author of two other young adult novels about the Riders of the
Apocalypse, Hunger and Rage, along with several paranormal and dark fantasy books for adults.
She lives in upstate New York. Visit her website at www.jackiemorsekessler.com.

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Hunger
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Rage
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A bullied teenage boy is tricked into becoming
Pestilence, one of the Riders of the Apocalypse.

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A celebration of fashion and personal
style—dream, create, and color!

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The Fashion Coloring Book
Carol + Lulu
More than fifty iconic designers (Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Miu Miu, Christopher
Kane, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen) and looks are featured in this one-of-a-kind
coloring book that pays homage to fashion. Features hundreds of outfits and accessories for fashionistas and budding designers to complete and reimagine. It’s not just
a coloring book—it’s inspirational, it’s creative, it’s all about fashion, and it’s loads
of fun! Includes an introduction by Elizabeth Spiridakis, who blogs about style at
feelslikewhitelightning.com.
Carol has worked at TeenPeople and Lucky and is currently an art director in Boston. Her design
blog is at bigbrownshoes.blogspot.com.
Lulu grew up in San Francisco, California. Her writing has garnered the attention of Vice, the
Huffington Post, and the Pop. Check out her popular fashion blog at luluandyourmom.com.

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Grades 7 and up
240 pages
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Dead Is a Battlefield
Marlene Perez
Jessica Walsh is starting her freshman year at Nightshade High and trying to forget
about the tragic events surrounding her brother’s graduation. She wants to have a normal high school experience. But that’s easier said than done in Nightshade.
There’s a new guy at school who seems to be turning the girls into lovesick zombies. And Jessica has other worries—like her crush on a cute but moody lead singer,
and the mysterious tattoo that appeared on her arm one day that lets her know whenever there is trouble brewing. Jessica learns she’s a Virago, a woman warrior chosen to
fight evil whenever it threatens her hometown. But does a lowly freshman really have
what it takes to keep Nightshade safe?
Marlene Perez is the author of Dead Is the New Black, Dead Is a State of Mind, Dead Is So Last
Year, Dead Is Just a Rumor, Dead Is Not an Option, Love in the Corner Pocket, and The Comeback.
She lives in Orange County, California. Visit her website at www.marleneperez.com.

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The favorite series is back—with a brand-new main
character who’s out to fight evil in Nightshade!

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Ages 12 and up
Grades 7 and up
320 pages
5½x8¼
CTN 24
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978-0-547-22485-5

The time-bending conclusion to the critically
acclaimed urban fantasy Once a Witch.

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Always a Witch
Carolyn MacCullough
“An enjoyable magical adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
Tamsin Greene has been haunted by her grandmother’s prophecy that she will soon be
forced to make a crucial decision—one so terrible that it could harm her family forever. When she discovers that her enemy, Alistair Knight, went back in time to Victorianera New York in order to destroy her family, Tamsin is forced to follow him into the
past. She soon finds herself disguised as a lady’s maid in the terrifying mansion of the
evil Knight family. As time runs out, both families square off in a thrilling display of
magic. And to her horror, Tamsin finally understands the nature of her fateful choice.
Carolyn MacCullough is the author of the young adult urban fantasy Once a Witch and
three other YA novels. She teaches creative writing at NYU and the New School and lives
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978-0-547-22399-5
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with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at
www.carolynmaccullough.com.

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Grades 7 and up
320 pages
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CTN 24
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Croak
Gina Damico
“Go ahead and die laughing, knowing that the safe transport of your mortal soul
will be the summer job of a sweetheart teen with godlike power and discipline
problems. A lot of books make me wish I could live within their pages, but
I wouldn’t mind dying in this one.” —Adam Rex, author of Fat Vampire
Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate
New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of
dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is
much dirtier than shoveling manure.
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by
reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for
justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to
stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with
her reaper skills?
Gina Damico has worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist,
and movie extra. She lives in Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black
hoodies. Visit her website at www.ginadami.co.

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The first installment in a morbidly hilarious
new series about a teenage grim reaper.

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Awaken
Katie Kacvinsky
“This book could not have been more perfect. The author’s ability to create characters
with astounding verisimilitude while giving them each such unique personalities was
gripping.” —Kaci Carpenter, YALSA reviewer
“Fans of Oliver’s Delirium will appreciate this story. . . . wild chase scenes and richly
developed characters make it a sure sell across the board.” —The Bulletin
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done online. She’s okay with the solitary,
digital life—until she meets Justin. Suddenly, she gets a feeling that maybe there is a
better way to live, a way that is different from what her society and parents have told
her. Now she must learn to stand up for herself, as she and Justin struggle to make
their own space.
Katie Kacvinsky worked as a model and a high school English teacher before deciding to write
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First Comes Love
978-0-547-59979-3
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full time. She currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon. Awaken was her debut novel. You can visit
Katie at www.katiekacvinsky.com. Go to page 91 for a new book by Katie!

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Radiate
Marley Gibson
“Radiate shows readers the power of positive thinking can change lives!”
—Simone Elkles, New York Times best-selling author
Hayley Matthews is determined to be the best cheerleader she can. She works hard
and pushes herself 110% all the time.
Then Hayley finds a lump on her leg. The diagnosis is cancer. The prognosis is
unclear. She could lose her leg. Or maybe her life.
At first Haley is scared, terrified. In an instant, everything she’s worked for seems
out of reach. But Haley is strong. She’s going to fight this disease. She will not let it
take her life or her dreams.
Marley Gibson was diagnosed with a malignant lump on her leg when she was fourteen, and
many of the events in this book are based on her experiences. Cheerleading helped her stay
positive as she went through treatment and rehab. Marley’s other books include the Ghost
Huntress series. She lives all over the country in an RV with her fiancee, Patrick Burns. Visit
www.marleygibson.com.

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All Haley Matthews wants to do is cheer, and
nothing, not even cancer, is going to stop her.

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The fascinating story of a white woman who
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Where the Broken Heart Still Beats
The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker
Carolyn Meyer
“A skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and
social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered.”
—Kirkus Reviews
At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to
live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief
and the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker.
But in 1861, Parker and her infant daughter are recaptured and returned against their
will to a white settlement. This moving story is a riveting examination of the conflicts
between Native Americans and white settlers.
Also by Carolyn Meyer
Rio Grande Stories
978-0-15-200066-0
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Carolyn Meyer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young people. She
lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. www.readcarolyn.com.

White Lilacs
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The Vespertine
Saundra Mitchell
“For teens who enjoy gothic romances, there is much to savor.”
—VOYA
“A lush, romantic tale blending the Victorian era with the paranormal.”
—teensreadtoo.com
It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to
take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future.
Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. But when one
of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those
around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.
Saundra Mitchell is a screenwriter and author. Her debut novel, Shadowed Summer, was a 2010
Edgar Award nominee, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN pick. Saundra lives in
Indianapolis with her husband and two children. www.saundramitchell.com.

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The Springsweet
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“Fans of Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible
Beauty will find themselves enchanted by
this atmospheric tale.”—The Bulletin

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The gripping tale of a teen passenger on the Titanic.

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S.O.S. Titanic
Eve Bunting
“A dread sense of the inevitable drives this taut disaster story—and makes it nearly
impossible to put down.” —Publishers Weekly
“This fast-paced story will satisfy readers looking for the human element in the
Titanic’s history.” —Booklist

Also by Eve Bunting
A Sudden Silence
978-0-15-205868-5
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Irish teenager Barry O’Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic’s fateful maiden
voyage. He’s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage, who
have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with
the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful story is based on
the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank one hundred years ago.
Eve Bunting has written more than two hundred books for young people. She lives in
Pasadena, California.

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Lost Voices
Sarah Porter
“[A] haunting debut. . . . Porter’s writing is expressive and graceful . . .
a captivatingly different story.”—Booklist
Fourteen-year-old Luce reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on
the cliffs outside of her grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she
tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation
and becomes a mermaid.
A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost
girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is
thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the
rocks. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?
Sarah Porter is an author, artist, and a freelance public school teacher. Sarah and her husband
live in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Sarah’s Watery Den online at www.sarahporterbooks.com.

Also by Sarah Porter
Waking Storms
978-0-547-48251-4
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The first volume of the Lost Voices trilogy is a tale
of friendship, forgiveness, and finding a voice.

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Grades 7 and up
240 pages
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modern-day Romeo and Juliet story.

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Scribbler of Dreams
Mary E. Pearson
“Irresistible.” —Booklist
A Society of School Librarians International Best Book
An International Reading Association Young Adult Choice
When Kaitlin Malone falls in love with Bram Crutchfield, she doesn’t realize his identity until it’s too late, and she can never seem to find the right moment to tell him who
she really is. Will Bram still love her when he finds out? She’s a Malone, enemy of all
Crutchfields. Not to mention the daughter of the man convicted of killing his father.
There’s one thing Kaitlin does know: Sometimes legacies must be chosen rather than
inherited.
Mary E. Pearson’s novels for teenagers include David v. God and The Adoration of Jenna Fox and
The Fox Inheritance (Henry Holt). A native of Southern California, Ms. Pearson received her
teaching credential from San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in San
Diego. www.marypearson.com

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The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
Catherine Jinks
“The satire isn’t all that’s biting in this darkly comedic sequel to The Reformed Vampire
Support Group.” —Kirkus Reviews
When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night
before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale
Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen.
He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious
Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous “condition.” Next thing
he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who
seem convinced that he needs their help. It’s not until he’s kidnapped and imprisoned
that he starts to believe them—and to understand what being a paranormal monster
really means.
Catherine Jinks is the author of more than thirty books for children and adults, including
The Reformed Vampire Support Group and the Genius trilogy. She is a three-time winner of the
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and in 2001 received a Centenary
Medal for her contribution to Australian children’s literature. She lives in Leura, Australia. Visit
her website at www.catherinejinks.com.

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The Reformed Vampire Support Group
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Evil Genius
978-0-15-205988-0
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The riveting companion novel to The
Reformed Vampire Support Group.

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Grades 7 and up
240 pages
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978-0-547-07659-1

A masterfully crafted novel about
photography, tragedy, romance, and family,
set during the civil rights movement.

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Sources of Light
Margaret McMullan
“Powerfully portrays the bravery and loss of a tumultuous time.” —Publishers Weekly
It’s 1962, a year after the death of Sam’s father, and Sam and her mother must move to
Jackson, Mississippi, her father’s conservative hometown. Needless to say, they don’t
quite fit in.
People fear that Sam, her mother, and her mother’s artist friend, Perry, are in the
South to “agitate” and to shake up the dividing lines between black and white and blur
it all to gray. As racial injustices ensue—sit-ins and run-ins with secret white supremacists—Sam learns to focus with her camera lens to bring social injustice out of the
darkness and into the light.
Also by Margaret McMullan
When I Crossed No-Bob
978-0-618-71715-6
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Margaret McMullan is the author of Cashay, When I Crossed No-Bob, and How I Found the
Strong.Twice she has received the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was born in Newton County, Mississippi,
near Smith County, and lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband and son.

Cashay
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The Betrayal of Maggie Blair
Elizabeth Laird
“Readers may come for the witchcraft but will most certainly stay for rich atmosphere
and clever heroine.” —The Bulletin
In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or
worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be
hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle,
she brings disaster to his door.
Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his
family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.
Elizabeth Laird has been nominated five times for the Carnegie Medal and has won numerous
awards, including the Children’s Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between
London and Edinburgh. Visit her website at www.elizabethlaird.co.uk.

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A gripping historical novel from the awardwinning British author Elizabeth Laird.

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In this compelling time travel fantasy, a
teenager discovers that the only way to fix the
present is to alter the course of the past.

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The Jewel and the Key
Louise Spiegler
An earthquake and the discovery of a mysterious antique mirror unleash forces that
jolt sixteen-year-old Addie McNeal back to 1917 Seattle, just as the United States is
entering World War I. Addie finds herself shuttling back and forth between past and
present, drawn in both times to the grand Jewel Theater. In both decades the existence
of the Jewel is threatened, war is looming, and someone she cares about is determined
to fight.
Eventually, Addie realizes that only she has the key to saving the Jewel—and the
lives of her friends. But will she figure out how to manipulate the intricately woven
threads of time and truly set things right?
Louise Spiegler is also the author of The Amethyst Road. She lives with her family in Seattle,
where she teaches writing and history at a local college. To learn more, visit
www.louisespiegler.net.
Also by Louise Spiegler
The Amethyst Road
978-0-618-48572-7
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My Heartbeat
Garret Freymann-Weyr
Printz Honor Winner

★ “A tightly constructed novel about love, family, and the ambiguities of sexual
identity.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Ellen’s older brother and his best friend are the only company she ever wants. She
loves her brother, but she is totally, madly in love with James. Then someone at school
asks if Link and James might be in love with each other.
Link won’t discuss it, but James doesn’t want secrets. Ellen just wants to know who
her brother really is.
This new edition includes an introduction by Michael Cart and an afterword from
the author.
Garret Freymann-Weyr grew up in New York City and often sets her books there. She has written four books for young adults, including My Heartbeat, a Printz Honor book. She currently
lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with her husband. She has said the best way to get ideas is to
read a lot. “That gets you thinking in terms of story, character, and image.” Visit her website at
www.freymann-weyr.com.

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After the Moment
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Stay with Me
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A classic of LGBT literature for teens
celebrates ten years in print.

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Grades 7 and up
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School of Rock meets Alice in Wonderland in
this edgy, highly original YA novel of alternate
realities, rock-and-roll, and time travel.

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My Favorite Band Does Not Exist
Robert T. Jeschonek

★ “Has all the look of a cult fave: baffling to many, an anthem for a few, and unlike
anything else out there.” —Booklist, starred review
Idea Deity believes that he exists in a novel written by an omnipotent author and
that he will die in chapter 64. Reacher Mirage sings lead in the undercover rock band
Youforia, a band that exists in Idea’s world as an Internet hoax that Idea himself perpetuated. Beautiful and mysterious Eunice Truant links their destinies, and when they
all meet within the pages of the epic fantasy novel Fireskull’s Revenant, the threat of
chapter 64 looms large.
Being trapped in a bad book can be a nightmare—just ask Idea Deity.
Robert T. Jeschonek’s stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies around the world,
including those in the Star Trek series published by Pocket Books. He has also written for
podcasts, e-books, and a Twitter serial, as well as for DC Comics. He lives in Johnstown,
Pennsylvania. This is his first novel. You can visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com.

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The Wake of the Lorelei Lee
Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber,
on Her Way to Botany Bay
L. A. Meyer
“[Jacky] uses her wit, beauty, charm, and numerous skills to wiggle herself out of yet
another fine mess. . . . Easy to read and entertaining.” —VOYA
Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei
Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins
against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested
and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia. To add insult to
injury, the Lorelei Lee is confiscated to carry female convicts to populate New South
Wales. Not one to give in to self-pity, Jacky rallies her sisters to “better” their position—resulting in wild escapades, brushes with danger, and much hilarity.
L. A. Meyer is the acclaimed writer of the Bloody Jack Adventures, praised for engaging characters and vivid historical detail. This rollicking series follows the exploits of a spirited heroine
who climbs from the squalid streets of London to become an adventurer of the highest order.
L. A. Meyer lives on the coast of Maine. Visit his website at www.jackyfaber.com.

Also by L. A. Meyer
Bloody Jack
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Curse of the Blue Tattoo
978-0-15-205115-0
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978-0-15-205459-5
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Jacky is back on the high seas in the eighth volume
of the wildly popular Bloody Jack Adventures.

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Grades 9 and up
400 pages
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Rights:
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P/M: Alchemy Ink, Inc.
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Hardcover edition:
$16.99 CL
978-0-547-48153-1

“Populazzi nails what it’s like to try to find
yourself while navigating the crazy world of
high school. I loved it.” —Hilary Duff

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Populazzi
Elise Allen
Cara has never been one of those girls: confident, self-possessed, and always ready
with the perfect thing to say. A girl at the very top of the popularity tower. One of the
Populazzi.
Now a junior, Cara moves to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize
the moment and climb the Ladder. Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara becomes
the perfect girlfriend for guys ever-higher on the tower, she’ll reach the ultimate goal:
Supreme Populazzi.
What starts as a lighthearted social experiment sends Cara to rock bottom, and
only the most audacious act she can think of has a chance of setting things even a little
bit right.
Elise Allen is a vibrant new voice in teen fiction. Elise has also written for children’s television
and film. She lives with her family in Southern California.

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Grades 6 and up
128 pages
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Zest
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Don’t Sit on the Baby
The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting
Halley Bondy
Babies are a difficult animal, as are toddlers … and when it really comes down to it,
so are all children, however much they do or don’t toddle. They’re all disasters just
waiting to happen, and it’s the job of the babysitter to keep the disasters waiting and
the kids happening. In this fresh, modern guide, Halley Bondy uses her real-world
experience as a former teenage babysitter and nanny to help turn one of the most
popular part-time jobs for teens into something that’s also low-stress and fun. The
book provides everything teens need to know for pain-free babysitting, including:
-a babysitting personality quiz
-kid-friendly recipes
-tips for finding the perfect gig
-real-life stories from teens
So as long as you don’t sit on the baby, all of your problems are solved!
Halley Bondy is a Brooklyn-based writer who has worked as a news reporter for the Newark
Star Ledger, an arts journalist for Back Stage, and an associate editor for MTV Iggy. She started
babysitting as a teenager, joined the Barnard Babysitting Agency in college, and worked as a
full-time nanny from 2007 to 2008.

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Paperback

This guide offers teen babysitters advice and tips
for all of the reasonable–and unreasonable–
things that are sure to happen on the job.

Paperback

July
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Grades 6 and up
176 pages
7x7
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The End takes fifty apocalypse predictions—
and explains where they came from, and
whether or not they’re actually possible.

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The End
50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture
That You Should Know About . . .
Before It’s Too Late
Laura Barcella

Reel Culture: 50 Classic Movies You
Should Know About (So You Can Impress
Your Friends), December 2009, $12.99,
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From the Mayan calendar to loud-speakered, sandwich-board prophets, there’s never
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surprising that The Hunger Games, Little Brother, and so many other hit movies and
books have been inspired by ideas of the apocalypse. But could we really be wiped
out by a zombie virus? Can a speedy human outrun a nuclear explosion? This fun,
fact-filled book explains 50 of the most important doomsday scenarios, just in time for
2012. Each of the entries takes a movie, song, comic, or other artwork, and explains
what it is, where it came from, and why it matters. . . . because while the end may be
nigh, when it comes to pop culture, the apocalypse is here to stay. Fun illustrations
also included.
Laura Barcella is a San Francisco-based freelance writer and editor. During the past 10+ years,
she has written arts, culture, news, and lifestyle pieces for more than 40 publications, including
Salon.com, The Village Voice, ELLEgirl, Nylon, and CNN.com. She’s also the editor of the upcoming anthology Madonna and Me, a book of essays by female writers about Madonna.

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Grades 6 and up
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Junk-Box Jewelry
25 DIY Low Cost (or No Cost) Jewelry Projects
Sarah Drew
Diamonds may be forever, but forever gets old sometimes—and whether you want
to wear something cool or something classic, Junk-Box Jewelry has an easy, fun, and
affordable answer. This do-it-yourself guide has the ability to make any teen crafty,
and the wide range of project ideas ensures that once you get started it won’t be long
before you’ll have a huge collection of unique, eco-friendly jewelry that you can wear,
give as gifts, or even sell. Learn how to make pendants out of pebbles, sew a stylish
cuff using scraps of fabric, and fashion a funky charm bracelet out of extra screws,
washers, and other toolbox trinkets. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions work
for both beginner- and intermediate-level craftsters, and the book also provides stunning color illustrations, along with bonus tips on the tools you need to get started, and
where to find materials. Happy junking!
Sarah Drew teaches at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry and at St. Austell College. She
specializes in wirework and vintage jewelry. She sells jewelry through galleries, fashion
boutiques, and bridal shops.

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Paperback

This beautifully illustrated guide shows teens how to
create 25 practical, eye-catching pieces of jewelry out
of found or recycled objects—at almost no cost at all.

Adult

May
384 pages
6x9
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Fiction

Praised by Gary Shteyngart as "hysterical and
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hunt for a prep school's vigilante secret society.

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The Year of the Gadfly
Jennifer Miller
Storied Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code, its reputation unsullied for decades. Now Prisom’s Party threatens its placid halls.
A budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward
R. Murrow, Iris Dupont knows that she can break into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there uncover the real source of
its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve her favorite teacher, Mr.
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The Year of the Gadfly is an exhilarating journey of double-crosses, long-buried
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Jennifer Miller, is the author of Inheriting the Holy Land. Her work has been published in the
New York Times, Marie Claire, Salon.com, and others. She is a native of Washington, D.C.

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The Young Birder’s Guide to
Birds of North America
Bill Thompson III
With The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, Bill Thompson helped
spawn a new generation of bird watchers and created the ideal field guide for children
and beginning birders alike. Now, he has expanded the scope of that guide to cover
the entirety of North America (north of Mexico). Retaining the same visually appealing design, this expanded guide has 100 additional species that inhabit western North
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is loaded with color photographs, drawings showing typical behaviors, range maps,
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vocalizations, and its habitat.
While other field guides might overwhelm kids who are new to birding, The Young
Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America was created with help from kids. Bill’s own son
and daughter and their elementary school classes helped select the content. Kid tested,
kid approved!
Bill Thompson III is the editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, and the author of Identifying and Feeding
Birds, Hummingbirds and Butterflies, and Identify Yourself. He lives with his wife and their two
children on eighty birdy acres in Ohio.

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The perfect starter guide to introduce kids to the
world of birding, with 300 easy-to-understand
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Grades 6 to 9
1088 pages
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Fully revised, updated, and expanded to include over
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The American Heritage®
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Especially designed for students in grades 6−9, The American Heritage Student
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The American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary
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The American Heritage® Picture Dictionary

Reference

The American Heritage
Student Thesaurus
Paul Hellweg, Joyce LeBaron, and Susannah LeBaron
Ideal for writers in middle school and high school, this popular thesaurus contains
6,000 main entries and more than 70,000 synonyms—more than any other thesaurus at this level. Each entry includes a clear sample sentence for each of the word’s
different senses, along with a list of synonyms arranged according to how closely
they match that sense of the word. Extra features in this updated edition include
a table explaining the parts of speech and a useful list of tips on how to use the
thesaurus most effectively.
July
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Grades: 7 to 10
384 pages
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The American Heritage
Children’s Thesaurus
Paul Hellweg
With more than 4,000 entries and 36,000 synonyms, this updated, award-winning
thesaurus encourages young writers to think analytically about their word choices.
Entries are arranged in a way that distinguishes between words that are close synonyms and words that differ somewhat in meaning or usage. More than 150 fullcolor photographs illustrate the many example sentences and make this book as
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of fun and educational activities based on the thesaurus entries.
July
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Grades: 3 to 7
288 pages
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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
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Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors
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2011 IRA Young Adults’ Choices
It Started with a Dare by Lindsay Faith Rech
Jane Addams Book Award
Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
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The Hive Detectives by Loree Griffin Burns,
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How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual
Animal Partnerships by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors
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Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman

Sugar Changed the World
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Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow
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Guyku by Bob Raczka, illus. by Peter Reynolds
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
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by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beckie Prange
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The Chiru of High Tibet by Jacqueline Briggs Martin,
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I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat
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Roots and Blues by Arnold Adoff,
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Shea and Iris Van Rynbach, illustrated by Emily
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A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
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Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan
Sugar Changed the World
by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton
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They Called Themselves the KKK
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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
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by Pamela Turner, with photos by Scott Tuason
The Chiru of High Tibet by Jacqueline Briggs Martin,
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photos by Ellen Harasimowicz
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by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beckie Prange
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Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot
by Anita Silvey, illustrated by Wendell Minor

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Author/Illustrator by State with Websites
California
Elise Allen
www.eliseallen.com
Alexandra Boiger
www.alexandraboiger.com

Marlene Perez
www.marleneperez.com

Illinois
Dennis Fradin

Betsy Rosenthal
www.BetsyRosenthal.com

Judith Bloom Fradin

Michael Slack
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Aaron Renier
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June Sobel
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Christine Heppermann
Indiana

Ysabeau S. Wilce
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David Diaz

Margaret McMullan
www.margaretmcmullan.com

Colorado
Tim Egan
www.timegan.com
Margarita Engle
www.margaritaengle.com

Brian Lies
www.brianlies.com
Susan Meddaugh
Alice Schertle

Eve Bunting
Lulu Chang
www.luluandyourmom.
blogspot.com

Marley Gibson
www.marleygibson.com

Hilari Bell
www.hilaribell.com

Saundra Mitchell
www.saundramitchell.com
Kentucky

Steve Jenkins
www.stevejenkinsbooks.com

Laura L. Sullivan

Robin Page

Maine

Sue Fliess
www.suefliess.com

Connecticut

Abigail Halpin
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Jennifer Gennari
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Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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Elissa Haden Guest
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Hannah Barnaby
www.hannahbarnaby.com

Kathryn Hewitt
www.kathrynhewitt.com

HP Newquist
www.newquistbooks.com

Noah Z. Jones
www.noahzjones.com

District of Columbia
Aimee Agresti
www.aimeeagresti.com

Michigan
Gary Schmidt
www.hmhbooks.com/schmidt
Wong Yee
http://sites.google.com/site/
wongherbertyee/
Minnesota
Marion Dane Bauer
www.mariondanebauer.com
Polly Carlson-Voiles

Karen English

L. A. Meyer
www.jackyfaber.com

Mary Casanova
www.marycasanova.com
Debra Frasier
www.debrafrasier.com
Dana Jensen

Maryland
Missouri

M. Sarah Klise
www.kateandsarahklise.com
Kathleen Krull
www.kathleenkrull.com
Robin LaFevers
www.rllafevers.com

Florida
Henry Cole
www.henrycole.net
Georgia
Laura Freeman
www.lfreemanart.com

Mary Downing Hahn
www.marydowninghahn
books.com
Massachusetts
Carol Chu
www.fivefoottwo.com
Andrew Clements
www.andrewclements.com
Gina Damico
www.ginadami.co

Laura Huliska-Beith
www.laurahuliskabeith.com
Kate Klise
www.kateandsarahklise.com
Montana
William Muñoz
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
www.dorothyhinshawpatent.
com
New Hampshire

Maurie Manning
www.mauriejmanning.com
Mary E. Pearson
www.marypearson.com

Hawaii
Don Wood
Audrey Wood
www.audreywood.com

Jacqueline Davies
www.jacquelinedavies.net

D.B. Johnson
www.dbjohnsonart.com

Jane Dyer

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Author/Illustrator by State with Websites
Sy Montgomery
www.authorwire.com

Emily Arnold McCully

Oregon

Sara Swan Miller

Katie Kacvinsky
www.katiekacvinsky.com

New Jersey
Annabel Monaghan

Elizabeth Rusch
www.elizabethrusch.com

Alison Blank
Ryan Inzana
www.ryaninzana.com
Jim Murphy
www.jimmurphybooks.com

Linda Sue Park
www.lspark.com

Pennsylvania
Sarah Porter
www.sarahporterbooks.com

Robert Jeschonek
www.thefictioneer.com

Karen Cushman
www.karencushman
books.com
Deb Lund
www.deblund.com
Louise Spiegler
www.louisespiegler.net
Wisconsin
Lois Ehlert

Dave Roman
www.yaytime.com

Matt Phelan
www.mattphelan.com

Gerald Morris

New Mexico

Steven Salerno
www.stevensalerno.com

Rhode Island

Australia

Carolyn Meyer
www.readcarolyn.com

Marilyn Singer
www.marilynsinger.net

R.W. Alley
www.rwalley.com

Mem Fox
www.memfox.net

Tricia Tusa

Stephanie Kate Strohm

Texas

Catherine Jinks
www.catherinejinks.com

New York

Mary Thompson
www.marygthompson.com

Greg Leitich
www.gregleitichsmith.com

England

Vivian Vande Velde
www.vivianvandevelde.com

Elaine Scott
www.elainescott.com

Josh Lacey
www.joshlacey.com

Bernard Waber
http://www.waberchat.word
press.com

Vermont

Elizabeth Laird
www.elizabethlaird.co.uk

Audrey Vernick
www.audreyvernick.com

Nancy Carpenter
Olivier Dunrea
www.olivierdunrea.com
Howard Fine
www.howardfine
illustration.com

Eileen Christelow
www.christelow.com

North Carolina
Lynn Munsinger

Douglas Florian
Russell Freedman
John Green
www.johngreenart.com

Garret Freymann-Weyr
www.freymann-weyr.com
I.C. Springman

Jesse Karp
www.beyondwhereyou
stand.com
Jackie Morse Kessler
www.jackiemorsekessler.com
Helen Lester
www.helenlester.com
Carolyn MacCullough
www.carolynmaccullough.com

France
Glenn Stout
www.goodsportsbyglenn
stout.com

Christine Davenier
Mexico

Oklahoma
Charise Mericle Harper
www.chariseharper.com

Ellen Renner
www.ellenrenner.com

Peggy Perry Anderson
http://authorillustrator.com/
Ohio

Linda Urban
www.lindaurbanbooks.com

Harry Allard

Virginia

Scotland

Alethea Kontis
www.aletheakontis.com

Debi Gliori

Andrea Cheng
www.andreacheng.com

Washington

J. Patrick Lewis
www.jpatricklewis.com

Keith Baker
www.KeithBakerBooks.com

Betsy Snyder
www.betsysnyder.com

J. Anderson Coats
www.jandersoncoats.com

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Spring Holidays
Valentine’s Day
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Martha Speaks: Thief of Hearts
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Valentine Mice!
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That’s What Leprechauns Do
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Hurry! Hurry!
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Tweak Tweak
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Author/Illustrator/Title Index
¡Eres curioso todo el tiempo! Curious George Curious
You: On Your Way! 38
Able to Play 111
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass 67
Abused Werewolf Rescue Group, The 133
Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated, The 52
Agresti, Aimee 80-81
Allard, Harry G. 96
Allen, Elise 140
Alley, R.W. 11
All for Me and None for All 13
Always a Witch 124
Anderson, Peggy Perry 99
Awaken 126
Baker, Keith 100
Ballad of Lucy Whipple, The 116
Ballywhinney Girl 20
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren 107
Barcella, Laura 142
Barnaby, Hannah 78
Bauer, Marion Dane 118
Because Your Mommy Loves You 11
Beetle Book, The 27
Bell, Hilari 76
Bell Bandit, The 56–57
Betrayal of Maggie Blair, The 135
Blank, Alison 65
Boiger, Alexandra 22–23
Bondy, Halley 141
Book of Blood, The 64
Brand-New Day with Mouse and Mole, A 103
Brothers at Bat 25
Bunting, Eve 4, 20, 130
Buried Alive 63
Burton, Virginia Lee 28
Camping 100

Carlson-Voiles, Polly 68
Carpenter, Nancy 4
Casanova, Mary 108
Castle of Shadows 59
Catherine, Called Birdy 115
Chang, Lulu 122
Cheng, Andrea 53
Christelow, Eileen 17, 92
Chronal Engine, The 70
Chu, Carol 122
Coleccion de oro Cinco monitos/Five Little Monkeys
Storybook Treasury 17
City Chickens 34
Clements, Andrew 11
Coats, J. Anderson 82
Cole, Henry 93
Cookies 100
Croak 125
Curious Baby Everyday Shapes Puzzle Book 36
Curious George Apple Harvest 40
Curious George Curious About Learning
Boxed Set 37
Curious George Grows a Garden 39
Curious George Home Run 40
Curious George Magnetic Maze Book 35
Cushman, Karen 114, 115, 116
Damico, Gina 125
Davenier, Christine 101
Davies, Jacqueline 56–57, 109
Dead is a Battlefield 123
Deadly Pink 71
Diaz, David 29
Dinosoaring 12
Dodsworth in Rome 102
Don’t Sit on the Baby 141
Drew, Sarah 143

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Author/Illustrator/Title Index
Dunrea, Olivier 5, 10, 94
Dyer, Jane 7
Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie 32
Egan, Tim 102
Ehlert, Lois 94
Enchanted 90
End, The 142
Engle, Margarita 69
English, Karen 48
Es hora de dormir/Time for Bed
(board book) 7
Fashion Coloring Book, The 122
Fine, Howard 12
First Comes Love 91
Fish Eyes (big book) 94
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping 92
Fliess, Sue 3
Flora’s Fury 83
Florian, Douglas 31
Fox, Mem 7
Fradin, Dennis Brindell 66
Fradin, Judith Bloom 66
Frasier, Debra 21
Freedman, Russell 67
Freeman, Laura 48
Freymann-Weyr, Garret 137
Galdone, Paul 18, 19
Gennari, Jennifer 54
Gibson, Marley 127
Girl Named Digit, A 73
Gliori, Debi 6
Goodnight Train (board book), The 8
Gossie & Friends Board Book Gift Set 5
Gossie & Friends Sticker Fun 10
Gossie (big book) 94
Graux, Amélie 9

Grave Mercy 88–89
Green, John 87
Guest, Elissa Haden 101
Hahn, Mary Downing 74–75
Halpin, Abigail 53
Harper, Charise Mericle 50–51, 105
Heir Apparent 112
Henry, Blake 70
Heppermann, Christine 34
Hewitt, Kathryn 110
Horse and the Plains Indians, The 62
Huliska-Beith, Laura 8
I Love to Eat (touch-and-feel) 9
I Love to Sleep (touch-and-feel) 9
Ichiro 85
Illuminate 80–81
Invincible Microbe 65
Inzana, Ryan 85
Iris and Walter 101
Iris and Walter: The Sleepover 101
Island of Thieves 55
Jenkins, Steve 27, 97
Jensen, Dana 24
Jeschonek, Robert T. 138
Jewel and the Key, The 136
Jinks, Catherine 133
Joe on the Go 99
Johnson, D. B. 33
Jones, Noah Z. 30
Jorge el curioso El jonrón / Curious George Home
Run 40
Jorge el curioso vuela una cometa/Curious George
Flies A Kite 38
Junk Box Jewelry 143
Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power 50–51
Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu 105
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Author/Illustrator/Title Index
Kacvinsky, Katie 91, 126
Karp, Jesse 120
Kelley, True 104
Kessler, Jackie Morse 121
Klipfish Code, The 108
Klise, Kate 49
Klise, M. Sarah 49
Kontis, Alethea 90
Krull, Kathleen 110
La casa adormecida/The Napping House
(board book) 7
Lacey, Josh 55
Ladies in Waiting 84
LaFevers, Robin 88–89, 106
Laird, Elizabeth 135
Laundry Day 26
Leitich Smith, Greg 70
Lemonade Crime, The 109
Lester, Helen 13, 95
Let’s Clean Up! 99
Lewis, J. Patrick 32
Lies, Brian 14–15
Little Bear’s Little Boat (board book) 4
Little House 70th Anniversary Edition with CD,
The 28
Little Red Riding Hood 19
Lives of the Athletes 110
Looking for Me 58
Loss 121
Lost Voices 131
Lund, Deb 12
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile Storybook Treasury 16
MacCullough, Carolyn 124
Magritte’s Marvelous Hat 33
Manning, Maurie J. 26
Marshall, James 96

Martha Speaks About Learning (Boxed Set) 42
Martha Speaks: Martha Bakes a Cake 43
Martha Speaks: Martha Hornea un Pastel /
Martha Bakes a Cake 43
Martha Speaks: Purrfect Friends 43
Martha Speaks: Space Dogs 44
Martha Speaks: The Show Must Go On 44
Martin de Porres 29
McCully, Emily Arnold 20
McMullan, Margaret 134
Meal of the Stars, A 24
Meddaugh, Susan 42, 43, 44
Meyer, Carolyn 86, 128
Meyer, L. A. 139
Midwife’s Apprentice, The 114
Mighty Mars Rovers, The 60
Miller, Sara Swan 104
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day (book and CD) 96
Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls 74–75
Mitchell, Saundra 79, 129
Monaghan, Annabel 73
Montgomery, Sy 61
More 14-15
Morris, Gerald 52
Mouse Was Mad 93
Muñoz, William 62
Munsinger, Lynn 13, 95
Murphy, Jim 65
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist 138
My Heartbeat 137
My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer 54
Newquist, HP 64
Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama 48
No Matter What (lap board book) 6
On My Honor 118
On the Day You Were Born 21

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Author/Illustrator/Title Index
Page, Robin 97
Park, Linda Sue 117
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw 62
Pearson, Mary E. 132
Perez, Marlene 123
Phantom of the Post Office, The 49
Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink 119
Poem Runs 31
Populazzi 140
Porter, Sarah 77, 131
Radiate 127
Renier, Aaron 52
Renner, Ellen 59
Rey, H. A 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
Rey, Margret 38
Roman, Dave 87
Rosenthal, Betsy R. 58
Rusch, Elizabeth 60
S.O.S. Titanic 130
Salerno, Steven 25
Schmidt, Gary D. 29
Scott, Elaine 63
Scribbler of Dreams 132
Singer, Marilyn 22–23, 30
Sisters and Brothers 97
Sisters Eight Book 9, The 107
Slack, Michael H. 32
Snyder, Betsy 3
Sobel, June 8
Sources of Light 134
Spiegler, Louise 136
Springman, I. C. 14–15
Springsweet, The 79
Stout, Glenn 111
Strohm, Stephanie Kate 119
Sullivan, Laura L. 84

Summer of the Wolves 68
Superheroes Employment Agency, The 30
Tacky Goes to Camp 95
Tallulah’s Solo 22-23
Teen Boat! 87
Temple Grandin 61
Thompson, Mary 72
Those That Wake 120
Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Cat 104
Three Stories You Can Read to Your Teddy Bear 104
Tons of Trucks 3
Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The 18
Traitor’s Son 76
Tusa, Tricia 24
Urban, Linda 93
User Unfriendly 113
Vande Velde, Vivian 71, 112, 113
Vernick, Audrey 25
Vespertine, The 129
Waber, Bernard 16
Wake of the Lorelei Lee, The 139
Waking Storms 77
When My Name Was Keoko 117
Where the Broken Heart Still Beats 128
Wicked and the Just, The 82
Wilce, Ysabeau S. 83
Wild Book, The 69
Wild Queen, The 86
Wonder Show 78
Wood, Audrey 7
Wood, Don 7
Wuftoom 72
Wyvern's Treasure, The 106
Year of the Book, The 53
Yee, Wong Herbert 103
Zora! 66
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