Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group

Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Clarion • Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin
HMH Books • Sandpiper • Graphia
Distributing Zest Books

April 2013
3 And Under
30 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H
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¡Vaminos! Hit the road with the friendly little blue truck who
shows some big-rig pluck—now in Spanish!

B/T/A/P/M: Text: HMH
Art: Wernick & Pratt
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
ISBN: 9780152056612
Board book edition:
$6.99 BB/$7.99 CAN
ISBN: 9780547248288
HMH Books
$7.99/$8.95 Can.
9780547983974
E-book ISBN 9780547532370

El camioncito Azul (Little Blue Truck,
Spanish Edition)
Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
The best-selling Little Blue Truck is now available in Spanish! El camioncito azul is a joyful
cacophony of animal and truck sounds in verse that will have youngsters beeping and
quacking—and begging for one more go-round! Along the way, readers see that it pays
to be kind to others. Jill McElmurry’s gouache illustrations of wild-eyed farm animals
and country roads are warm and wonderful, suiting the cheerfully rhyming text of Alice
Schertle to a T. This Spanish translation by award-winning poet Isabel Campoy
maintains the rhyme and charm of the original, and the sturdy board book pages are
sure to withstand many riotous read-aloud sessions.
Alice Schertle is an award-winning poet who has written many well-loved books for children. She
lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. 
Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of Mad About Plaid and many other popular picture books, some
of which she also wrote. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at
www.jillmcelmurry.com.

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March 2013
3 And Under
24 pages
9.250 in W | 10.750 in H
Carton Qty: 24
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B/T/P/M: Transworld
Lap-sized board book

"This is a winner in the tradition of Sam McBratney's Guess
How Much I Love You and Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight
Moon." —School Library Journal

Hardcover edition:
$17.00 CL/Higher in Canada
978-0-15-201795-8
HMH Books
$11.99/$13.95 Can.
9780547940595
E-book ISBN 9780547545608

 

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to
Sleep (lap board book)
Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Debi Gliori
Bedtime isn't so scary when you have such a nice morning to look forward to.
When little bunny Willa can't sleep, big brother Willoughby helps her think of all the
happy things that await her when the sun comes up—cozy slippers, a yummy breakfast,
and the morning itself, which loves to gently nudge her awake. For Willa, the happiest
thing of all is knowing that Willoughby will be there in the morning, too, just like
always. With soothing text, sweet illustrations, and cuddly bunny characters, this lapsized board book is a comforting way to say goodnight and sweet dreams. Features
shiny foil stars on the cover and sturdy, oversized pages.
Joyce Dunbar has written more than fifty books for children. She lives in Norwich, England. Find
out more at www.joycedunbar.com.
Debi Gliori has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Joyce Dunbar's Tell Me What
It’s Like to Be Big and her own No Matter What. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland. Visit her at
www.debiglioribooks.com.

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April 2013
3 And Under
32 pages
5.000 in W | 5.000 in H
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  HMH
Board book

Attention, car-and-truck-loving toddlers! This rhyming board
book is for bilingual bambinos on a roll.

HMH Books
$4.99/$5.95 Can.
9780547996257
E-book ISBN 9780547528922

 

Que hacen las ruedas todo el dia?/What
Do Wheels Do All Day? bilingual board
book
April Jones Prince, illustrated by Giles Laroche
Wheels are busy. On banana carts, they’re pushed; on dog wagons, they’re pulled. On
bikes they’re pedaled forward; on tow trucks, towed backward! "Wheels work, and
wheels play. / That’s what WHEELS do all day!" The rhyming text is written in both
English and Spanish in this dynamic board book, each language clearly differentiated
with color. Laroche’s extraordinary three-dimensional paper-relief artwork makes
every colorful scenario pop, whether the wheels are spinning, whirring, racing, or
rolling.
April Jones Prince is the author of Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing. She lives in
Massachusetts with her family. Visit her website at www.apriljonesprince.com.
Giles Laroche also used his paper-relief art technique in his books What’s Inside? and If You Lived
Here. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts. Visit his website at www.gileslaroche.com.

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March 2013
3 And Under
32 pages
6.000 in W | 6.000 in H | 0.860
in T
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/P/M/S:  HMH
A: Author c/o HMH
Board book

A new gosling named Gideon joins Gossie’s gaggle in this
board book that's perfectly pitched for preschoolers!

Hardcover edition:
$9.99 CL/$11.99 CAN
ISBN 978-0-618-43661-3
HMH Books
$6.99/$7.95 Can.
9780547983998
E-book ISBN 9780547677682

 

Gideon
Olivier Dunrea
“With diminuitive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate
once again how well their creator knows his audience.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
review
Gideon likes to splash with the ducklings, hop with the frogs, play chase-the-piglets,
and scamper all over the farmyard. But one thing busy Gideon does not want to do is
take his nap, no matter how many times his mother asks . . . until he gets tuckered out,
of course.
     Dunrea’s understated humor and signature illustrations make this one
spunky gosling story that his preschool fans (and their parents) won't want to miss!
Olivier Dunrea, a painter and sculptor, is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books.
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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March 2013
3 And Under
32 pages
6.000 in W | 6.000 in H | 0.860
in T
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/P/M/S:  HMH
A: Author c/o HMH
Board book

Otto is an octopus, and he's Gideon the gosling's favorite
friend!

Hardcover edition:
$9.99 CL/$11.99 CAN
ISBN 978-0-618-43662-0
HMH Books
$6.99/$7.95 Can.
9780547983981
E-book ISBN 9780547677705

 

Gideon and Otto
Olivier Dunrea
“Every child and parent will feel that Dunrea has written these books for, and about,
themselves.” —Horn Book
 
Gideon has a favorite friend, his toy octopus.  He brings Otto with him everywhere.
But one day Otto doesn’t stay right where Gideon put him. Gideon must find
Otto before day’s end!
In this second board book about Gideon, we learn more about his sidekick,
Otto, and their important bond. Another charming romp with the latest irrepresible,
adorable gosling in the bunch!
Olivier Dunrea, a painter and sculptor, is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books.
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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March 2013
3 And Under
32 pages
6.000 in W | 6.000 in H
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/M/S:  HMH
P:  Author via HMH

Meet Jasper and Joop, the newest additions to Olivier
Dunrea's gaggle of adorable goslings!

Picture book
Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$9.99/$11.95 Can.
9780547867625

 

Jasper & Joop
Olivier Dunrea
Jasper likes to be neat. Each morning he tidies his nest and puts on his cap and bow tie.
Joop likes to be messy! Each morning he rumples his nest and musses his feathers.
Despite their differences, Jasper and Joop are two very good friends--birds of a
feather! But what will happen when one friend gets into trouble with some busy bees?
Another pair of darling goslings make their debut in this story, with Olivier
Dunrea’s perfectly pitched storytelling and illustrations that Gossie&Friends fans have
come to cherish.
Olivier Dunrea, a painter and a sculptor, is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s
books. 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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April 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 1
40 pages
7.000 in W | 8.500 in H
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/S:  HMH
P/M:  Shannon Associates
picture book

One word says it all: BALL!

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$12.99/$15.95 Can.
9780547759364

 

Ball
Mary Sullivan
A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his
best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry
cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious one-sided
game of fetch until naptime’s wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The pictures speak a
thousand words in this comic book-style ode to canine monomania. Ball? Ball.
In her formative years, Mary Sullivan spent a great deal of time drawing. She received a BFA from
the University of Texas at Austin, and has shown her work in galleries and coffee shops in Dallas
and Austin. A freelancer for publishers from Pearson to Scholastic, she lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
Visit her website at www.marysullivan.com.

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March 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
32 pages
8.000 in W | 10.000 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/S:  HMH
P/M: Text:  Andrea Brown Literary
Art:  Writers House
Picture book

Is a rainy day a fun, froggy adventure or just a wet, gloomy
mess?

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$16.99/$19.95 Can.
9780547733951
E-book ISBN 9780547733920

 

Rain!
by Linda Ashman illustrated by Christian Robinson
One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy
man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to
life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in
puddles—“Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!”—while the old man curses the “dang puddles.” Can
the boy’s natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman
and turn the day around?
Linda Ashman is the author of twenty-three acclaimed children’s books. She lives with her family
in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Visit her website at www.lindashman.com.
Christian Robinson is a freelance artist who lives in San Francisco, California. Visit his website at
www.theartoffun.com.

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March 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
9.000 in W | 10.000 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M/S: Text: Knopf
B/T/A/S: Art: HMH
P/M: Art: Writers House
 

Langston Hughes’s lyrical lullaby poem from 1932 comes to
life as a dreamy bedtime book.

Picture Book
Harcourt Children's Books
$16.99/$19.95 Can.
9780547362656

 

Lullaby (For a Black Mother)
Langston Hughes, illustrated by Sean Qualls
“My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For
your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes
celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. The awardwinning illustrator Sean Qualls’s painted and collaged artwork captures universally
powerful maternal moments with tenderness and whimsy. In the end, readers will find a
rare photo of baby Hughes and his mother, a biographical note, further reading, and
the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.
The American poet Langston Hughes (1902–1967) penned many well-known poems, such as
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “I, Too, Sing America,” and “The Dream Keeper.”
Sean Qualls received a Coretta Scott King Honor for Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole
Boston Weatherford. He lives in Brooklyn with his family. Visit him at www.seanqualls.com.

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May 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
9.000 in W | 10.000 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  Text: Andrea Brown
Literary
Art:  HMH
S: HMH
Picture book

The problem is not that the baby was born with a mustache.
The problem is not knowing whether it’s a bad-guy mustache
or a good-guy mustache.

Clarion Books
$16.99/$19.95 Can.
9780547773575
MARKETING
• Trade and consumer advertising
• Mustache bookmarks 
• Social media promotion

 

Mustache Baby
Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang
When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family takes it in stride. They are
reassured when he nobly saves the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop
and his mustache looks good-guy great. But as time passes, their worst fears are
confirmed when little Billy’s mustache starts to curl up at the ends in a suspiciously
villainous fashion. Sure enough, “Billy’s disreputable mustache led him into a life of
dreadful crime.” Plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and cartoonish illustrations make
this the perfect baby-shower gift for a mustachioed father-to-be.
Bridget Heos is the author of thirteen young adult nonfiction books. She lives in Kansas City,
Missouri, with her husband and three sons. Visit her website at www.authorbridgetheos.com.
Joy Ang is the illustrator of I Will Not Read This Book and has worked in both the comic and
gaming industries. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visit her website at www.joyang.ca.

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July 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
9.000 in W | 9.000 in H
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: World (-exceptions)
Rights: 
B/T/M/S:  HMH
A/P:  Aichi Books
Picture book

Sure, kids love Gus. He’s a dinosaur bus! But is he more
trouble than anyone anticipated?

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$12.99/$11.95 Can.
9780547905730

 

Gus, the Dinosaur Bus
Julia Liu, Illustrated by Bei Lynn
Gus is a very large, very special green dinosaur—and he makes the perfect city
schoolbus. Or does he? He causes traffic jams, gets tangled in telephone lines, knocks
down traffic lights, and creates potholes with his big stomping feet. If the principal fires
Gus from schoolbus duty, how will the thirty-ton dino find a new job? Lynn’s
wonderful, sketchy watercolor and pencil illustrations recall old classics, as does the
pleasantly preposterous story of a dinosaur who just wants to be helpful.
Julia Liu’s picture books have been published in China, Korea, Brazil, and the United States. This
is her first book with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She lives in Taiwan.
Bei Lynn is an award-winning artist and illustrator who lives in Taiwan. The China Times has
selected her books for its Best Children’s Book of the Year list several times.

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March 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
112 pages
8.000 in W | 6.250 in H
Carton Qty: 16
Territory: World
Rights: 

Join Lois Ehlert in her joyful celebration of the natural world
with this delightful three-book gift set, complete with flower
garden poster.

B/T/A/P/M: HMH
Unjacketed picture book
HMH Books
$14.99/$17.95 Can.
9780547993430

Lois Ehlert's Growing Garden Gift Set
Lois Ehlert
“The book provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and
nurturing living things; it’s also a zesty introduction to vivid, abstract art.” –Publishers
Weekly, of Growing Vegetable Soup
Color explodes from Ehlert’s bold, beautiful cut-paper collages like seeds from an overripe pod. Three gift-sized editions of her beloved hardcover picture books—Eating the
Alphabet (with a glossary of fruits and vegetables), Planting a Rainbow (a concept book
about colors and different flowers), and Growing Vegetable Soup (includes a recipe!)—
are packaged in a lovely slipcase with a 16" x 22" flower-garden poster. It’s a springtime
extravaganza!
A Caldecott Honor illustrator with a distinctive cut-paper collage style, Lois Ehlert has created
many celebrated picture books that reflect the world around her, including Leaf Man, Market Day,
In My World, Fish Eyes, and Red Leaf. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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March 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
8.000 in W | 9.500 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M: HMH

Duck can’t find his new blue socks. He looks everywhere—
except on his own feet!

 
Picture book
Clarion Books
$16.99/$19.95 Can.
9780547752679
E-book ISBN 9780547752709

 

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?
Eve Bunting, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
“I have lost my new blue socks. Did I put them in my box?” Simple rhymes—including
socks, box, fox, and ox!—spin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the
countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks. “I’m trying not to be depressed. /
Without my socks I feel undressed.” Finally, a sharp-eyed peacock sees a bit of blue
peeking out of duck’s lace-up shoes and the mini-mystery is solved! Soft-hued, adorable
pen-and-ink and watercolor paintings adorn this winsome story that shares the familiar
experience of not really losing something after all.
Irish-born Eve Bunting is the beloved author of more than two hundred books, including Tweak
Tweak. She lives with her husband in Pasadena, California.
Sergio Ruzzier, who also illustrated Bunting’s Tweak Tweak, was born in Milan, Italy, and now
lives in New York City. Visit his website at www.ruzzier.com.

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July 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
18.000 in W | 13.750 in H
Carton Qty: 32
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B/T/A/P:  HMH
M: Estate via HMH
Big book

 Paul Galdone's adorably illustrated edition of a favorite
nursery rhyme now in a big book format. 

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-89919-426-4
Paper-over-board edition:
$8.99 POB/$10.99 CAN
978-0-547-57575-9
Paperback edition:
$6.99 PA/$7.99 CAN
978-0-89919-796-8
Sandpiper
$26.99/$29.95 Can.
9780547994802
E-book ISBN 9780547346069

Three Little Kittens
Paul Galdone
“This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of
adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners.” —School Library Journal, starred
review
Three little kittens, they lost their mittens, and they began to cry . . .
So begins the favorite Mother Goose rhyme about those three careless 
kittens who always manage to correct their mistakes and score some pie. This longawaited big book edition is bursting with color and full of personality. Readers will
delight in the kittens' over-the-top expressions and clever resourcefulness. Meow,
meow, meow!
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. Winner of a Caldecott Honor, he illustrated more
than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings of fairy tales and
nursery rhymes. 

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June 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
48 pages
8.000 in W | 8.000 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/S:  HMH
M:  Author's Estate via HMH
Unjacketed picture book

Paul Galdone's retelling of the timeless princess story is a
must-have!

Previous hardcover edition:
McGraw-Hill, 978007022684, OP
   
HMH Books
$8.99/$10.95 Can.
9780547988672

 

Cinderella
Paul Galdone
Praise for the Folk Tale Classics:
“Just as inviting today as when they first appeared decades ago.” —School Library
Journal
 
Paul Galdone’s version of the classic fairy tale stands above the rest. His gentle retelling
is resplendent with lush artwork and storytelling that weaves the magical tale
of a princess both beautiful and kind. This lovely story is now a Folk Tale Classic, with
gold foil stamping on the cover and saturated, full-color illustrations throughout. A
beautiful and value-priced edition of a classic, this book deserves a place in every
child's library!
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of a Caldecott Honor and
illustrated more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings.

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The sky is falling! The sky is falling! 

June 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
8.000 in W | 8.000 in H
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B/T/A/P: HMH
M: Estate via HMH
Unjacketed picture book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-395-28800-9 
Paperback edition:
$6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-89919-225-3
HMH Books
$8.99/$10.95 Can.
9780547902005
E-book ISBN 9780547531588

 

Henny Penny
Paul Galdone
“A favorite nursery tale delightfully illustrated in strong line and color in Galdone's
familiar and likable style.” —Booklist
 
Another popular retelling by Paul Galdone joins the Folk Tale Classics series!
Convinced the sky is falling, Henny Penny and a band of gullible friends march off to
tell the king, only to meet their end at the hands of a wily fox. With its tongue-twisting
rhymes, rich illustrations, surprising ending, and beautiful gold foil cover accents, this
funny read-aloud will make a great addition to any child's library of classics.
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of a Caldecott Honor and
illustrated more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings.

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April 2012
Carton Qty:
9780547837734

 

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July 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
10.000 in W | 8.000 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B/T/A: Text: Kirchoff/Wohlberg
Art: HMH
P/M: Text: Kirchoff/Wohlberg
Art: Brian Keliher
S: HMH
 
Picture book

This picture book about a family reunion is an unabashedly
exuberant free-verse romp!
Jacket Cover

 

Dozens of Cousins
Shutta Crum, illustrated by David Catrow
“We are wild and fierce. We do not wait for invitations.” It’s time for the annual family
reunion, and the dozens of cousins are running wild like beasties. Like hungry ogres!

Clarion Books
$16.99/$19.95 Can.
9780618158744

They hug fluttering aunts and soft-spoken elders, play in the creek, shimmy up trees,
take “double-dog dares,” and devour “the sweet juiciness of the world” along with hot
dogs and watermelon. Hilarious side stories unfold in Catrow’s fantastically colorful,
chaotic spreads that gambol and splash with comical caricatures of grinning kinfolk
large and small. A lively, lyrical celebration of the sweet, sweet abandon of running
amok among those who love you best.
Shutta Crum is a Kentucky-born children’s book author and storyteller. She lives with her
husband in Michigan. Visit her website at www.shuttacrum.com.
David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than seventy children’s books.
He lives in Springfield, Ohio, with his wife and three dogs. Visit his website at www.catrow.com.

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April 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
9.250 in W | 10.000 in H
Carton Qty: 42
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/M/S: HMH
P: Text: HMH
Art: Shannon Associates
Picture book

There’s a difference between being polite and being a
pushover!

Harcourt Children's Books
$16.99/$19.99 Can.
9780547342481

 

Mary Wrightly, So Politely
Shirin Yim Bridges, illustrated by Maria Monescillo
Mary Wrightly is the best-behaved little girl around. She always politely says please and
thank you and even “I’m sorry” when something isn’t her fault. But when a shopper
comes between Mary and the blue elephant toy she wants to buy for her beloved baby
brother, will Mary just let the woman walk away with it? Speak up, Mary! Monescillo’s
charming illustrations capture the spirit of this gentle look at how asserting oneself is
not rude, and even occasionally out-and-out necessary.
Shirin Yim Bridges is an award-winning author (Ruby’s Wish, The Umbrella Queen) and the
founder of Goosebottom Books. She lives in Foster City, California. Visit her website at
www.goosebottombooks.com.
Maria Monescillo is the illustrator of Myra Wolfe’s Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime, and has also
worked as an animator. She lives in Askim, Norway.

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May 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
8.000 in W | 10.000 in H
Carton Qty: 48
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M/S:  HMH
Picture book

You try to get a dirty dawg into a bathtub!

Clarion Books
$16.99/$19.95 Can.
9780547239934
E-book ISBN 9780547975894

 

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg
Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin
Cowpoke Clyde’s house was completely clean—he’d even shooed off the horseflies:
“Then right behind his cookin’ pot, / he spied one thing he’d plumb forgot: / ol’ Dawg,
his faithful, snorin’ friend, / all caked with mud from end to end.” Needless to say, Dawg
wakes up and runs. The chase that follows—with page-turn surprises—makes for a
hilarious shaggy-dog story involving fleas, a hog, bribery, cats, deception, and a mule.
The rhyming stanzas are pitch-perfect, Texas-style, and plumb near cry out to be read
aloud. Austin’s expressive acrylic and colored-pencil caricatures of Cowpoke Clyde and
his menagerie are priceless. A storytime shoo-in!
Lori Mortensen is an award-winning author. She lives with her family in California. Visit her
website at www.lorimortensen.com.
Michael Allen Austin is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife
and their sheepdog, who—unlike Dawg—likes to roll in laundry. Visit his website at
www.michaelallenaustin.com.

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May 2013
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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tacky the Penguin with a
birdday bonanza!

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Children
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Happy Birdday, Tacky!
by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“The Nice Icy Land was crackling with busy-ness.” It had taken weeks and a lot of
whispery chirps for Tacky the Penguin’s friends to plan a Perfect Surprise Birdday Party
for him on his special hatchday. With songs, presents, cake, fishy ice cream, and
surprise entertainment from Iglooslavia’s own Twinklewebs the Dance Queen, how
could anything go wrong? But it’s a comedy of errors . . . and all is far from perfect.
Luckily, Tacky’s good cheer—and his flippity dance moves—save the day with a flap of
his flippers and a tap of his tippywebs. Munsinger’s adorable, expressive penguin
illustrations are the icing on the cake.
Helen Lester, author of the Tacky the Penguin books and more, is a full-time writer who lives in
Pawling, New York. Visit her website at www.helenlester.com.
 Full-time illustrator and Tacky the Penguin collaborator Lynn Munsinger divides her time
between Connecticut and Vermont. Visit her at
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/helen_lester/.

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Being first is not always best…

July 2013
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9780544003217
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Me First
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“This funny, fetching tale will bring chuckles—and a lesson—to any child with a
tendency to echo Pinkerton’s cries of ‘Me first.’” –Publishers Weekly
 
Pinkerton Pig will do anything to be first—first down the slide, first in line at
the trough-a-teria, first on the bus. His pushy ploys backfire on a Pig Scouts hike when
he hears the magic words “Would you care for a sandwich?” Little does he know, he’s
being tricked by a sandcastle-dwelling Sandwitch in need of care! How long will
PInkerton be doomed to powder her warty nose? This cheery look at the dangers of
piggishness is now part of a fun, 8” x 8” hardcover series about life lessons.
Helen Lester, author of the Tacky the Penguin books and more, is a full-time writer who lives in
Pawling, New York. Visit her website at www.helenlester.com.
The full-time illustrator Lynn Munsinger divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.
Visit her at www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/helen_lester.

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Who wants to play the blame game?

July 2013
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It Wasn't My Fault
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“Lester and artist Munsinger . . . team up again for another rib-tickling, off-the-wall
tale.” –Booklist
 
Murdley Gurdson is a spectacularly accident-prone boy. He falls into wastebaskets! He
drops only the most valuable vases. Worse yet: “Whatever happened, it was usually his
fault.” One day, as Murdley is taking a walk, a bird lays an egg above him and it splats
on his head. How could that really be Murdley’s fault? Turns out, it sort of is.
Munsinger’s hilarious illustrations help make this silly story about cause and effect as
lighthearted as it is useful. This read-aloud favorite is now part of a fun hardcover series
about life lessons! 
Includes downloadable audio!
Helen Lester, author of the Tacky the Penguin books and more, is a full-time writer who lives in
Pawling, New York. Visit her website at www.helenlester.com.
The full-time illustrator Lynn Munsinger divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.
Visit her at www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/helen_lester.

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July 2013
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Why would parents name their baby porcupine Fluffy?

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A Porcupine Named Fluffy
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“The humor is just absurd enough to make the picture-book set howl along with Hippo
and Fluffy.” –New York Times Book Review
 
Fluffy the porcupine is unhappy with his name: “So he decided to become fluffier.” He
climbs a tree and pretends to be a cloud! He even poses as a pillow. (His mother is not
pleased when she sits on him.) When Fluffy meets a rhinoceros named Hippo, it puts
his plight in perspective…and he makes a friend. This terrific tribute to selfacceptance—complete with the cutest porcupine pictures on the planet—is now part
of a fun, 8” x 8” hardcover series about life lessons.
Includes downloadable audio!
Helen Lester, author of the Tacky the Penguin books and more, is a full-time writer who lives in
Pawling, New York. Visit her website at www.helenlester.com.
The full-time illustrator Lynn Munsinger divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.
Visit her at www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/helen_lester.

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Big ears do not a good listener make!

July 2013
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978-0-395-85402-0
HMH Books
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9780544003224
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Listen, Buddy
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“…this sprightly paced tale amiably nudges kids whose direction-following skills need
some honing.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Buddy’s father had a beautiful big nose. He was a great sniffer. Buddy’s mother had
beautiful big teeth. She was a great chomper. Buddy had beautiful big ears. It didn’t
matter.” When someone says squash, Buddy hears wash. Tomatoes, you say? He buys
potatoes. One day—because he didn’t listen—Buddy accidentally ends up at Scruffy
Varmint’s scary cave. Unfortunately, he doesn’t listen to Scruffy, either…and almost
ends up as bunny stew! This delightful cautionary tale is now part of a fun, 8" x 8"
hardcover series about life lessons.
Includes downloadable audio!
Helen Lester, author of the Tacky the Penguin books and more, is a full-time writer who lives in
Pawling, New York. Visit her website at www.helenlester.com.
The full-time illustrator Lynn Munsinger divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.
Visit her at www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/helen_lester.

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April 2013
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Picture book

Everyone knows sharks and minnows can't be friends! Or can
they?

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Nugget and Fang
Friends Forever--or Snack Time?
Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack
In the deep ocean, tiny Nugget and big, toothy Fang get along swimmingly—until
Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There Nugget learns that minnows are supposed
to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate (and hilarious)
measures. But it’s not until his big sharp teeth save the entire school that minnows learn
this shark is no foe. Fantastically stylized artwork adds even more humor to this
undersea story of unlikely friendship.
Tammi Sauer, former teacher and library media specialist, is the author of Princess in Training.
She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit her website at www.tammisauer.com.
Michael Slack is the illustrator of Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie. He lives in Lafayette, California. Visit his
website at www.slackart.com.

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Why is this yankee so cranky?

June 2013
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Crankee Doodle
Tom Angleberger, illustrated by Cece Bell
“Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and
called it macaroni.” Many know the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” but few understand
it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and
the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle’s overeager pony. This just
makes Mr. Doodle cranky: “I do not want macaroni. I do not want a feather. I do not
want any other clothing, any other pasta, or any other parts of a bird. I do not want
anything that they have in town!” A historical note ends this colorful, comical take on a
nonsensical old song.
Tom Angleberger is the best-selling author of the Origami Yoda books. He lives in Virginia with
his wife, Cece Bell, and family. Visit his website at www.origamiyoda.com.
Cece Bell is the author-illustrator of Itty Bitty, Bee-Wigged, and the infamous Sock Monkey books.
She also illustrated Bug Patrol for Clarion. Visit her website at www.cecebell.com.

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March 2013
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Picture book

Tallulah is back . . . and this time she wants toe shoes!

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Tallulah's Toe Shoes
Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Tallulah is back in ballet class and now she wants to go en pointe—to dance up on the
tips of her toes in pink satin toe shoes, like a real ballerina. But going en pointe is not
good for growing feet, and her ballet teacher says her feet aren't ready yet. Oh, yes, they
are, Tallulah thinks. And so am I. Not only is she ready, she's determined. And nothing
stops Tallulah when her mind is made up!
Marilyn Singer is the author of more than ninety children’s books. She lives with her husband in
Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her website at www.marilynsinger.net.
The illustrator Alexandra Boiger is originally from Munich, Germany, but she now lives with her
family in California. Visit her website at www.alexandraboiger.com.

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March 2013
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Ballet can be positively earth-shaking!

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When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky
Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot
Lauren Stringer
The Russian artists Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky were popular in their time:
Stravinsky for music, Nijinsky for dance. When their radically new ballet, The Rite of
Spring, was first performed in Paris on May 29, 1913, the reaction was so polarized,
there were fistfights and riots! Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth
of modern music and dance. Stringer’s rhythmic text and gloriously inventive, colorrich paintings capture the wild and imaginative collaboration of composer and
choreographer. The fascinating author note includes photos of the dynamic duo and
The Rite of Spring dancers.
Lauren Stringer discovered the connection between Stravinsky and Nijinsky at a performance of
The Rite of Spring. She is the award-winning author-illustrator of Winter Is the Warmest Season,
and the illustrator of many other picture books. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her
website at www.laurenstringer.com.

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June 2013
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Did you know that the jazz singer Billie Holiday was crazy
about dogs?

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Mister and Lady Day
Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her
Amy Novesky, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
Billie Holiday—also known as Lady Day—had fame, style, a stellar voice, big gardenias
in her hair, and lots of dogs. She had a coat-pocket poodle, a beagle, Chihuahuas, a
Great Dane, and more, but her favorite was a boxer named Mister. Mister was always
there to bolster her courage through good times and bad, even before her legendary
appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Newton’s stylish illustrations keep the simply
told story focused on the loving bond between Billie Holiday and her treasured boxer.
An author’s note deals more directly with the singer’s troubled life, and includes a littleknown photo of Mister and Lady Day!
Amy Novesky’s lyrical writing makes true stories about singers and artists come to life. She lives
in Sausalito, California. Visit her website at www.amynovesky.com.
Vanessa Brantley Newton is the author-illustrator of many picture books. She lives in Charlotte,
North Carolina. Visit her website at www.oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com.

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July 2013
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Demystify the book-making process with two delightful books
in one!

What Do Authors Do?
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What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?
(Two Books in One)
Eileen Christelow
Children’s books tell stories with words and often with pictures, too. In What Do
Authors Do? Christelow shows how an idea blossoms into a final book in colorful
watercolors and comic book-style frames. In What Do Illustrators Do?, two artists
create their own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, from rough sketch to finished
artwork. Budding youngwriters and artists, rejoice! Both inspiring books are now
bound as one and include creative writing and drawing exercises.
Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated many best-selling picture books, including the Five
Little Monkeys series. She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont. Visit her websites at
www.christelow.com and www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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August 2013
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Why do so many animals spend time upside down? Flip your
own fauna in this innovative book by Steve Jenkins and Robin
Page.

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Animals Upside Down
A Pull, Pop, Lift & Learn Book!
written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
The three-toed sloth is topsy-turvy most of the time. The upside-down jellyfish rests on
its back to feed. Skunks do stink-warning headstands and mallards upend in this
colorful, interactive exploration of the hows and whys of upside-down animal behavior.
Striking, texture-rich, cut-paper artwork by the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins
reveals how, for most animals, an occasional flip or dip is a matter of survival! (The
fascinating glossary of twenty-six creatures is best read right-side up.)
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, creators of the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do with a Tail
Like This? and many more popular titles, live with their three children in Boulder, Colorado. Visit
their website at www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

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August 2013
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Nonfiction picture book

The miraculous true story of how eight bottlenose dolphins
and their trainers survived the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

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Children
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9780547719238
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Eight Dolphins of Katrina
A True Tale of Survival
by Janet Wyman Coleman, illustrated by Yan Nascimbene
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed a forty-foot tidal wave over the Marine
Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. The dolphin house was demolished, and its
inhabitants swept from their tank into the Gulf of Mexico. After growing up in captivity,
how could the eight bottlenose dolphins feed and protect themselves in the wild? And if
they could survive, would their trainers ever see them again? This fascinating picture
book—enriched with both beautiful color-wash illustrations and photographs taken by
the trainers themselves—tells this dramatic, happy-ending story.
Janet Wyman Coleman, the award-winning children’s author of Secrets, Lies, Gizmos, and
Spies, lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.
The celebrated international illustrator Yan Nascimbene has illustrated more than sixty books and
more than three hundred book covers. He lives with his family in both France and California. Visit
his website at www.yannascimbene.com.

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March 2013
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Nonfiction picture book

It’s not just the band name “The Beatles” that’s funny—the
Fab Four themselves were as goofy as all get-out.

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The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were
Funny)
Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Q: How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the
place?
George: Well, we feel flattered . . .
John: . . . and flattened.
When the Beatles burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, they were just four
unknown lads from Liverpool. But soon their off-the-charts talent and offbeat humor
made them the most famous band on both sides of the Atlantic. Lively, informative text
and expressive, quirky paintings chronicle the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania,
showing how the Fab Four’s sense of humor helped the lads weather everything that
was thrown their way—including jelly beans.
The award-winning author Kathleen Krull and the author-illustrator Paul Brewer are a husbandand-wife team who live in San Diego, California. Visit their websites at www.kathleenkrull.com
and www.paulbrewer.com.
Stacy Innerst, illustrator of Krull and Brewer’s Lincoln Tells a Joke, lives in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.stacyinnerst.com.

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March 2013
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Picture book biography

A vibrantly illustrated picture book biography about the
spirited woman who believed children deserved a library room
of their own.

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Children
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
by Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all
that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought
otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at
the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats,
and most important of all, borrowing privledges to the world’s best children’s books in
many different languages.
Jan Pinborough is the managing editor of a children’s magazine called Friend. This is her first
children’s book. She lives in Utah. Visit www.janpinborough.com and
www.missmoorethoughtotherwise.com.
Debby Atwell is the acclaimed illustrator of many books, including Barn, Pearl and River. She
lives in Maine, close to Miss Moore's childhood home.

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March 2013
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Poetry or picture book

Fiddleheads unfurl and chickadees talk back in this winsome
collection of poems about a girl’s year-round forest
adventure.

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9780618843497
E-book ISBN 9780547680996
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Forest Has a Song
Poems
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illustrated by Robbin Gourley
A spider is a “never-tangling dangling spinner / knitting angles, trapping dinner.” A tree
frog proposes, “Marry me. Please marry me… / Pick me now. / Make me your choice. /
I’m one great frog / with one strong voice.” VanDerwater lets the denizens of the forest
speak for themselves in twenty-six lighthearted, easy-to-read poems. As she observes,
“Silence in Forest / never lasts long. / Melody / is everywhere / mixing in / with piney
air. / Forest has a song.” The graceful, appealing watercolor illustrations perfectly suit
these charming poems that invite young readers into the woodland world at every
season.
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s poems have appeared in magazines and in children’s anthologies.
She lives with her family in Holland, New York. Visit her website at www.amylv.com.
Robbin Gourley is an art director, cookbook author, and illustrator. She lives in both rural
Pennsylvania and in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at www.robbingourley.com.

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April 2013
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Hello, Tokyo! Join dapper Dodsworth and his misbehaving
duck pal in this fifth book of a delightful travelogue-style
series.

Early reader
Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$14.99/$17.95 Can.
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Dodsworth in Tokyo
Tim Egan
With trips to New York, Paris, London, and Rome under their belts, Dodsworth and the
duck head for Japan: “The plane glided over Mount Fuji. Tokyo sparkled in the
distance. Dodsworth was a little nervous.” Dodsworth has good reason to be nervous—
the duck bumps into a rickshaw, falls into a koi pond (he can’t swim), and knocks over
a tray of wagashi! Readers will love the slapstick humor and the odd-couple friendship
between Dodsworth and the duck. Four engaging chapters of short sentences, clean
design, and gem-like little paintings of the Land of the Rising Sun make it easy for early
readers to enjoy the journey.
Tim Egan is the author and illustrator of the Dodsworth series, and is well known for his sense of
humor, both in words and pictures. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Ann, and their
two sons. Visit his website at www.timegan.com.

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May 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
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Early reader

Sometimes it takes a big animal to get a little perspective . . .

Clarion Books
$14.99/$17.95 Can.
9780547838144
E-book ISBN 9780547839523

 

The Meanest Birthday Girl
Josh Schneider
It’s Dana’s birthday, so she can do what she likes. And what Dana likes to do is pinch.
And call people names. And steal her classmates’ desserts. You probably know a kid like
Dana. What can stop her from being so mean? In this story, it’s not what you might
expect. Because sometimes, it takes a little creativity (and possibly a very large pet) to
change a mean kid’s ways. Five short chapters with comical full-color illustrations offer
a fresh, fun take on bullying and birthdays (and pet elephants).
Josh Schneider is the Geisel Award–winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters. He lives in
Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Dana (who is much less terrible than the Dana in this book), and
their cat, Gabi (who is just about as terrible as the pet in this book).

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March 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
128 pages
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Middle grade poetry

Not your usual fish story . . .

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99/$18.95 Can.
9780547820118
E-book ISBN 9780547824130
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Gone Fishing
A novel
Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns
in on their fishing trip, he’s none too pleased: “Where’s my stringer? / Something’s
wrong! / The princess doll does not belong!” All ends well in this winsome book of
poems—each labeled with its proper poetic form, from quatrain to tercet. Together the
poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and
found—and most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the
poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poet’s Tackle Box at the end makes
this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
Tamera Will Wissinger has fond memories of night-crawler hunting with her father before fishing
trips. She shares her time between Florida and Chicago. This is her first book.
Matthew Cordell knows all about fishing trips from his South Carolina childhood. He lives with
his family in Gurnee, Illinois. Visit his website at www.matthewcordell.com.

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July 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
112 pages
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Chapter book

In this third hilarious book in the Adventures of Jo Schmo
series, the fourth-grade superhero discovers a very unusual
talent for shape-shifting.

Harcourt Children's Books
$12.99/$15.95 Can.
9780547807966
E-book ISBN 9780547808130

 

Shifty Business
Greg Trine, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer
Fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo doesn’t know that a crime wave is about to hit her
city. She’s too busy learning new superhero skills, like shape-shifting. Only it doesn’t
seem to be going very well: what bad guy is scared of a superhero that looks like a
frizzy-haired teacher? But Jo and her loyal doggy sidekick, Raymond, know they have
to stop the villainous Numb Skull before the crime wave builds into full-on crime
tsunami. And if that means Jo has to risk shape-shifting into a freckled monster, then
that’s just what she’ll do!
Greg Trine is the author of the Melvin Beederman, Superhero series. He lives in Southern
California with his family. Visit him at www.gregtrine.com.
Frank W. Dormer is the illustrator of  the acclaimed Aggie and Ben series. Frank is an elementary
school art teacher who lives in Connecticut with his family. Visit him at www.frankwdormer.com.

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In this sixth book in the acclaimed series, a substitute teacher
takes over Nikki and Deja's classroom, with disastrous results!

July 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
112 pages
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Clarion Books
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9780547615653
E-book ISBN 9780544035560
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Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble
Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman
Deja is dismayed to learn that her teacher has had an accident and a substitute will be
taking her place. Under the new sub's care, nothing is the same in Room Ten. A few of
the class troublemakers plot to take advantage of the clueless teacher, and soon other
students join in. Should Nikki and Deja go along with the rest of the kids in tormenting
him? Should they help him out by tattling on their classmates? Or is there another way
to handle the situation?
      Here is another charming entry in a chapter book series about African
American girls praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.
Karen English, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Francie, taught elementary
school in urban neighborhoods for many years and lives in Los Angeles, California.
 
Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for children. She grew up in New York City and now
lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her website at www.lfreemanart.com.

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May 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
208 pages
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Chapter book

Count on Grace to cook up a creative compromise just in
time to save the day in this tenth installment of the beloved
Just Grace series.

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99/$18.95 Can.
9780547877440
E-book ISBN 9780544029590
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Just Grace and the Trouble with
Cupcakes
Charise Mericle Harper
It’s time for the school fair, and Just Grace’s class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the
fair’s highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with
dreadful Owen 1 and not with her best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when
she thinks things can’t get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake
Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman.
It’s a challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her
disappointment and lead her team onward? Will Grace’s team ever figure out how
to make a Spiderman out of cupcakes?
Visit Just Grace’s website at www.justgracebooks.com to find all sorts of fun
things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.
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.

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May 2013
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176 pages
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Middle grade fiction

In this fully illustrated sequel to The Year of the Book,
Anna's friends help her figure out how to be a good sister.
 

Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children
$15.99/$18.95 Can.
9780547910673
E-book ISBN 9780544035683
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The Year of the Baby
Andrea Cheng, Illustrated by Patrice Barton
Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has
adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new
year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn’t thriving. Can Anna
and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In
this heartwarming sequel to The Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna's
devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting
friendships.
Andrea Cheng writes picture books and middle grade and young adult novels, and also teaches
English as a Second Language and children’s literature. She walks daily near her Ohio home. Visit
her website at www.andreacheng.com.
Patrice Barton's talents were discovered at age three, whens she created a mural with a pastry
brush and Crisco. She lives in Austin with her family. Visit her website at www.patricebarton.com.

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January 2013
3 And Under, Grades P And Up
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Novelty book

It’s tool time with Curious George! A new interactive board
book for your favorite tinkerer.

HMH Books
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9780547968186
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• National “Where’s Curious
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Curious George Tool Time (CGTV Board
Book)
Considering what a mischief-maker he is, George is one handy monkey. He gardens,
fixes bikes, builds birdhouses, and even unclogs pipes—but not without the help of his
big red toolbox. This sturdy 7” x 7” board book—based on the Emmy Award–winning
PBS TV show—includes a hammer and wrench attached to a ribbon so children can
labor alongside George. Watch them put their skills to the test as they learn about the
different types of tools needed for different jobs.
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more.

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June 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
24 pages
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Unjacketed picture book

Blub blub. Flap flap. Scush scush. George and Allie's toy car
wash is open for business!

HMH Books
$3.99/$4.95 Can.
9780547940861
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Curious George Car Wash
Curious George and his friend Allie have so much fun at the local car wash, they
decided to build one of their own—for toy cars!. The young inventors assemble picnic
tables, mops, tea strainers, and more until they recreate all the stages of the real car
wash. This 24-page picture book, based on the Emmy Award–winning Curious George
PBS TV show, includes a bonus activity that encourages readers to listen to—and list—
the sounds of their household machines.
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

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January 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
24 pages
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Early Reader

It’s a dance party! Dance-crazy Curious George and his more
apprehensive friend, Bill, master the box step in this brandnew early reader.

HMH Books
$3.99/$4.95 Can.
9780547968209
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Curious George Dance Party CGTV
Reader
George is thrilled when he gets an invitation to Allie’s dance party: “He danced while he
brushed his teeth. Sometimes he even danced while he slept.” His friend Bill, however, is
worried he’ll be the only one who can’t dance. The two of them quickly learn the box
step with the help of a color-coded map—and it’s a hit! This colorful early reader—
based on the Emmy Award–winning Curious George PBS TV show—includes a simple
pattern activity and instructions on how to make a dance map.
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

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March 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
24 pages
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Early Reader

It’s a dance party! Dance-crazy Curious George and his more
apprehensive friend, Bill, master the box step in this SpanishEnglish bilingual reader.

HMH Books
$3.99/$4.95 Can.
9780547968223
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Jorge el curioso El baile/Curious George
Dance Party CGTV Reader
George is thrilled when he gets an invitation to Allie’s dance party. But his friend Bill is
worried he’ll be the only one who can’t dance. The two of them quickly learn the box
step with the help of a color-coded map—and it’s a hit at the party! This colorful
Spanish-English early reader—based on the Emmy Award–winning Curious George PBS
TV show—includes a simple pattern activity and instructions on how to make a dance
map.
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

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February 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
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Picture book

It's monkey hide-and-seek! Explore all sorts of houses from
skyscrapers to cabins in this first-ever Curious George lookand-find book.

HMH Books
$9.99/$11.95 Can.
9780547914169
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Where is Curious George?
A Look and Find Book
based on characters by H.A. Rey
Join Curious George as he snoops around a wide variety of houses and homes. Twelve
full-to-bursting spreads represent home interiors from lighthouses to castles. Jaunty
rhymes introduce each inviting scene and list the objects readers can find: “Find the
candle, find the sword, / Knight’s strong shield, orange gourd. / Ruby in the golden
crown. / Look for monkey, up and down. / Where is George?” The colorful 10” x 10”
cardstock pages will hold up to years of enthusiastic exploration!
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more.
H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced the world to the big-hearted, fun-loving
troublemaker-hero Curious George in 1941, and young readers have been in love with him ever
since. These books have new authors and illustrators, but carry on the proud monkey tradition.

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July 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
80 pages
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Picture book

A new BIG BOOK edition of the beloved Curious George
counting book, perfect for 100th Day of School celebrations.

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95CAN
ISBN 978-0-618-47602-2
Paperback edition:
$8.99 CL/$10.99 CAN
ISBN 978-0-547-13841-1
HMH Books
$28.99/$34.95 Can.
9780547998909
E-book ISBN 9780547562865
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George?” interactive campaign
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Curious George Learns to Count from 1
to 100 Big Book
Based on characters by H. A. Rey
“The illustrations capture the spirit of the original characters and even make counting
entertaining.” –Booklist
 
George is quite curious about the numbers 1 to 100. On the 100th birthday
of his town, he counts everything: “There was a lot to do outside! / George played with
29 bugs / and gathered 30 acorns. / He found 31 snails / and arranged 32 sticks to
create a design.” This giant 15” x 18,” 80-page paperback—with splendid, full-color
spreads—provides hours of counting, mapping, and grouping amusement.
 For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George books, games, activities, and more.
H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced the world to the big-hearted, fun-loving
troublemaker-hero Curious George in 1941, and young readers have been in love with him ever
since. This book has a new authors and illustrators, but carries on the proud monkey tradition.

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May 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
120 pages
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Novelty book

Five Curious George paperbacks + alphabet flashcards in one
sturdy box = monkey madness at $11.99!

HMH Books
$11.99/$13.95 Can.
9780547968230
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George?” interactive campaign
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Curious George Learning Library
based on characters by H. A. Rey
At home or on the go, Curious George makes everything fun—including learning
numbers, letters, shapes, colors, seasons, and vocabulary. This delightful Learning
Library includes the full-length picture books Curious George’s First Day of School
and Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 50, two little books of curiosity (with more
than 350 labeled vocabulary words), an activity book, and charming alphabet
flashcards (apple to zebra!) showing upper- and lowercase letters.
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

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May 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
96 pages
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Picture book

Three waggish Martha stories in one!

HMH Books
$7.99/$8.95 Can.
9780547970257
MARKETING
Deluxe Canine Caper Event Kit,
ISBN: 978-0-547-90209-8

 

Martha Speaks: Summer Fun Three
Stories in One
Based on characters created by Susan Meddaugh
In Leader of the Pack, Martha the talking dog is understandably upset to discover she’s
not part of Helen’s family tree. Should she embrace her wolf heritage and find a pack of
her own?  In Martha Says It with Flowers, Martha has trouble finding just the right
birthday gift for Helen’s grandmother Lucille…meaning not a half-eaten rotten apple. In
Pool Party, Alice has a sunscreen malfunction and turns bright orange! Fans of the PBS
series Martha Speaks will love this colorful three-story round-up.
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in Sherborn,
Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

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March 2013
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
24 pages
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Early reader

Solar? Wind? Goldfish power? What sort of alternative energy
will it take to win the Go Green Go-Cart Race?

HMH Books
$3.99/$4.95 Can.
9780547970172
MARKETING
Deluxe Canine Caper Event Kit,
ISBN: 978-0-547-90209-8

 

Martha Speaks: Martha Go, Go, Goes
Green! (Reader)
Based on characters created by Susan Meddaugh
Wagstaff City’s Go Green Go-Cart Race is one week away, and Martha (the talking dog)
and Helen decide to build a solar-powered go-cart. T. D. and Alice build a windpowered go-cart, and it looks like Ronald and Reginald’s is powered by goldfish—is that
even possible? Based on the PBS series Martha Speaks, this 24-page early reader with
full-color illustrations is a lighthearted introduction to alternative energy and
environmental terms. A natural for Earth Day!
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in Sherborn,
Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

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May 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
96 pages
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Chapter book

Four funny, fur-raising stories—illustrated in full color—make
for an OOGLEY BOOGLEY sleepover!

HMH Books
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9780547970219
MARKETING
Deluxe Canine Caper Event Kit,
ISBN: 978-0-547-90209-8

 

Martha Speaks: Campfire Stories
(Chapter Book)
Based on characters created by Susan Meddaugh
Nothing turns a backyard camp-out from yawn to “Yowza!” like a few scary stories.
When their repertoire of shadow puppets is exhausted, Martha (the talking dog from
PBS’s hit TV show Martha Speaks)and her friends decide to share some science-fiction
stories—the creepier the better! Martha tells one about aliens from Venus who eat
frozen yogurt with their ears, T.D. scares everyone with malevolent alien cat people,
Helen tells “The Telltale Artichoke Heart” about a disturbing tin can (“THUMP. THUMP.
THUMP”), and Alice tells “Night of the Phantom Scarecrow.” A few Campfire Story
Starters will have aspiring storytellers off and running!
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in Sherborn,
Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

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May 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
96 pages
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Chapter book

"So you want to be a dog? Hey, who doesn’t?"

HMH Books
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9780547970189
MARKETING
Deluxe Canine Caper Event Kit,
ISBN: 978-0-547-90209-8

 

Martha Speaks: So You Want to Be a
Dog? (Chapter Book)
Based on characters created by Susan Meddaugh
Hypothesis: “It’s easier being a dog than being a human.” This seems pretty safe to say,
but the notion is put to the test in this funny, action-packed, full-color chapter book
based on the PBS show Martha Speaks. When Carolina is turned into a dog, she finds out
how irresistible mud, meat, and squirrels can be…and ends up at the

shelter! Then

T.D. volunteers to live as a dog for a day. Is it as easy at it looks? By the end, readers will
not only have had a good laugh, they’ll know the difference between empathy and
sympathy, manners and mannerisms, and more. A glossary and some fun activities
round out this perspective-tweaking early reader.
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in Sherborn,
Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.  

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April 2013
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
144 pages
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Young middle grade fiction

Another fun and ghostly adventure from the gang at 43 Old
Cemetery Road—this time in Hollywood!

Harcourt Children's Books
$15.99/$18.95 Can.
9780547852836
MARKETING
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Hollywood, Dead Ahead
Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
In this fifth volume from 43 Old Cemetery Road, the trio at Spence Mansion leaves
Ghastly for Hollywood, California . . . and for a shot at stardom!
The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery
Road story into a movie—and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! Lured by the lights
of Tinseltown, Ignatius B. Grumply, Olive C. Spence, and Seymour Hope pack their
suitcases. But when they arrive in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she
discovers how quickly fame changes Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been
written out of the script! “Little old lady ghosts are so yesterday,” says Moe. “What
America wants is a terrifying ghost named Evilo.” Well, if it’s Evilo they want, it’s Evilo
they’ll get. And Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare Hollywood’s most
despicable director half to death.
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 many 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 the Bay Area. Visit their
website at www.kateandsarahklise.com.

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Poignant and funny, this fourth book in the best-selling
Lemonade War series is a Valentine mystery full of sweet (and
sour) surprises.

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The Candy Smash
Jacqueline Davies
Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, and
even unmasked a bell thief. Now they are at opposite ends over the right to keep
secrets. Evan believes some things (such as his poetry) are private. Jessie believes
scandal makes good news. When anonymously sent candy hearts appear in Class 4-0,
self-appointed ace reporter Jessie determines to get the scoop on class crushes.
Jacqueline Davies is the talented writer of several novels and picture books, including the
Lemonade War series and The Boy Who Drew Birds. Ms. Davies lives in Needham, Massachusetts,
with her family. Visit her website at www.jacquelinedavies.net.

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Something unexpected—and downright unpleasant—happens
when Princess Imogene kisses a frog . . .

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Frogged
Vivian Vande Velde
One should be able to say of a princess “She was as good as she was beautiful,”
according to The Art of Being a Princess (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteenyear-old Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particularly good, or
all that beautiful, she heads for a nearby pond, where, unfortunately, a talking frog
tricks her into kissing him. No prince appears, as one might expect. Instead, the
princess turns into a frog herself! Thus launches a funny, wonderfully spun fractured
fairy tale in which Imogene wonders if she will be forever frogified.
Vivian Vande Velde has written many highly acclaimed books for teen and middle grade readers,
including Three Good Deeds, Heir Apparent, Deadly Pink, and the Edgar Award–winning Never
Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at
www.vivianvandevelde.com.

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companion to the award-winning Once Upon a Marigold and
Twice Upon a Marigold.

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Thrice Upon a Marigold
Jean Ferris
Princess Poppy, the bouncing baby daughter of Queen Marigold and King Christian of
Zandelphia-Beaurivage, is in terrible danger. The kingdom’s former torturer-in-chief
and poisoner-in-chief have joined forces to kidnap the baby as an act of revenge for
their exile! Can a ragtag parade of rescuers—including the king and queen, the evil
kidnappers’ mortified children, five dogs, a white elephant, and a washed-up wizard—
save Princess Poppy in time?
Jean Ferris has written more than a dozen popular teen novels, including the first two Marigold
books. Her honors include several ALA Best Book for Young Adults distinctions and a YALSA
Teens’ Top Ten Best Books award. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at
www.jeanferris.com.

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From the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect comes a middle
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with the ones you love.

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The Center of Everything
Linda Urban
For Ruby Pepperdine, the “center of everything” is on the rooftop of Pepperdine
Motors in her donut-obsessed town of Bunning, New Hampshire, stargazing from the
circle of her grandmother Gigi’s hug.  That’s how everything is supposed to be—until
Ruby messes up and things spin out of control. But she has one last hope. It all depends
on what happens on Bunning Day, when the entire town will hear Ruby read her
winning essay. And it depends on her twelfth birthday wish—unless she messes that up
too. Can Ruby’s wish set everything straight in her topsy-turvy world?
Linda Urban’s debut novel, A Crooked Kind of Perfect, was selected for many best books lists and
was nominated for twenty state awards. Her novel Hound Dog True received four starred reviews
and was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2011. A former bookseller, she lives in Montpelier, Vermont,
with her family.Visit her website at www.lindaurbanbooks.com.

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Is anyone on Mehrigul’s side? A young Uyghur basket weaver
in northwest China struggles to make her way in a world that
seems to offer no choices.

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The Vine Basket
Josanne La Valley
Things aren’t looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. She yearns to be in school,
but she’s needed on the family farm. The longer she’s out of school, the more likely it is
that she’ll be sent off to a Chinese factory . . . perhaps never to return. Her only hope is
an American woman who buys one of her decorative vine baskets for a staggering sum
and says she will return in three weeks for more. Mehrigul must brave terrible storms,
torn-up hands from working the fields, and her father’s scorn to get the baskets done.
The stakes are high, and time is passing. A powerful intergenerational story of a strong,
creative young artist in a cruelly oppressive society.
The debut author Josanne LaValley traveled across the Taklamakan Desert to the Hotan region of
China, where she spent time among the Uyghur people. She has her MFA in writing children’s
books from Vermont College, and currently lives in New York City.

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Magic, mayhem, and humor abound in the suspenseful sequel
to the acclaimed The Inquisitor’s Apprentice.
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The Watcher in the Shadows
Chris Moriarty
“A fabulously imaginative historical fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review of The
Inquisitor’s Apprentice
 

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At the turn of the twentieth century, New York’s Bowery District becomes the scene of
a terrible murder when the Klezmer King gets fried to a crisp by his Electric Tuxedo—
on stage! The Inquisitor’s apprentice, thirteen-year-old Sacha Kessler, tries to help find
the killer, but the closer he gets to solving the crime, the more it sounds as if the

 

creature that haunted him in his first adventure is back. Worse still, his own Jewish
family is in danger. Sacha has avoided learning magic until now, but as his world falls
apart around him, he changes his mind.
Chris Moriarty is an award-winning science fiction writer who grew up in New York surrounded
by a zany Jewish family much like Sacha’s. Her other books include Spin State and Spin Control,
winner of the 2007 Philip K. Dick Award. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two
children. Visit her website at www.inquisitorsapprentice.com.

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Because of her disfiguring scars, the Andean villagers call her
“Ugly One,” but Micay will earn herself a different name.

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The Ugly One
Leanne Statland Ellis
“Why wouldn’t the gods remove my scar and heal me? It made no sense that I should
suffer this way.” Twelve-year-old Micay walks around her fifteenth-century Incan
village shielding the scarred side of her face that inspired the cruel name Millay, or
“Ugly One.” She escapes to her huaca rock, avoiding the villagers who shun her. Her
world shifts dramatically when a stranger gives her a sorry-looking baby macaw. The
bird becomes her dear companion on a journey that ultimately leads her to a new role
as shaman in Machu Picchu’s Sacred Sun City. Told in an engaging storyteller’s voice,
this is a stirring tale of a girl who finds her own strength.
Leanne Statland Ellis was inspired to write this novel by several visits to Peru and to Machu
Picchu. She lives with her family—and teaches third through fifth grades—near Chicago, Illinois.

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Lenny Cyrus is determined to find his way into Zooey’s heart.
Through her brain. Literally.

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Lenny Cyrus, School Virus
Joe Schreiber with illustrations by Matt Smith
It seemed so logical at first. Fourteen-year-old Lenny Cyrus had loved Zooey Andrews
since third grade. All the boy genius needed to do to win her heart, surely, was shrink
down to the size of an amoeba, ooze into a gelatin capsule, and have his friend Harlan
slip it (him!) into Zooey’s Diet Coke. Told in three voices, this fantastical middle grade
novel takes Lenny deep into Zooey’s loud, splashing innards, where a talking astrovirus
named Astro has a bad attitude about white blood cells (“self-righteous pus-bags”) and
aromatic hormones disco dance. The question is, will Lenny and Zooey survive his
crazy experiment in nanotechnology?
Joe Schreiber is the author of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick and Perry’s Killer Playlist. He lives
in Pennsylvania. Visit his blog at www.scaryparent.blogspot.com.
The illustrator Matt Smith is best known for his work in Highlights for Children, Cricket, and Muse.
He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Visit his website at www.matt-illustrations.com.

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Fascinating profiles of twenty scientists whose curiosity has
transformed our understanding of our world.

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Lives of the Scientists
Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt
Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work—and maybe even dull. But
take another look. Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman
Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles?
That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock
wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from
favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of
the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as
creative, bold, sometimes eccentric—and anything but dull.
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She
is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. Ms. Krull lives in San Diego, California. Visit
her website at www.kathleenkrull.com.  
Kathryn Hewitt illustrated the previous books in the Lives of the . . . series, as well as popular
picture books for younger readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.Visit her website at
www.kathrynhewitt.com.

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The Sibert Medal team Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop
explore the wonderful tapir in this engaging addition to the
Scientists in the Field series.

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The Tapir Scientist
Saving South America's Largest Mammal
Text by Sy Montgomery, Photographs by Nic Bishop
If you’ve never seen a lowland tapir, you’re not alone. Most of the people who live near
tapir habitat in Brazil’s vast Pantanal (“the Everglades on steroids”) haven’t seen the
elusive snorkel-snouted mammal, either. In this arresting nonfiction picture book,
Sibert winners Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join a tapir-finding expedition led by the
Brazilian field scientist Pati Medici. Aspiring scientists will love the immediate, often
humorous “you are there” descriptions of fieldwork, and gadget lovers will revel in the
high-tech science at play, from microchips to the camera traps that capture the “soap
opera” of tapir life.
This is the Sibert Medal author Sy Montgomery’s ninth nonfiction title with Houghton Mifflin.
She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at www.symontgomery.com.
The Sibert Medal photographer Nic Bishop is a well-known nature photographer of many awardwinning children’s books. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Visit his website at
www.nicbishop.com.

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Delve into the fiery world of volcanoes and the volcanologists
who study them in this explosive new addition to the
Scientists in the Field series.

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Eruption!
Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives
text by Elizabeth Rusch, photographs by Tom Uhlman
“At 11:35 p.m., as Radio Armero played cheerful music, a towering wave of mud and
rocks bulldozed through the village, roaring like a squadron of fighter jets.” Twentythree thousand people died in the 1985 eruption of Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz.
Today, more than one billion people worldwide live in volcanic danger zones. In this
riveting nonfiction book—filled with spectacular photographs and sidebars—Rusch
reveals the perilous, adrenaline-fueled, life-saving work of an international volcano
crisis team (VDAP) and the sleeping giants they study, from Colombia to the Philippines,
from Chile to Indonesia.
Elizabeth Rusch has been obsessed with volcanoes since she watched the 1980 eruption of Mount
St. Helens on television. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her website at
www.elizabethrusch.com.
Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for twenty-five years. He lives in Cincinnati,
Ohio. Visit his website at www.tomuphoto.com.

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A mesmerizing debut about a girl, a boy, and a dog struggling
to survive in a parched and barren land.

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Parched
Melanie Crowder
In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the
violent murder of her parents. But she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden
land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny
Sarel-girl. Nandi knows they are all in trouble, and she knows, too, that a boy is
coming—an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but
ultimately hopeful survival story.
Melanie Crowder is a ceramicist, painter, and sculptor who has taught K–8 art in many venues,
including the public school system. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults
from Vermont College. She lives in the foothills of the Rockies. This is her first novel. Visit her
website at melaniecrowder.net.

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The space creatures' zoo isn't just a showcase . . . it's a prison.

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Escape from the Pipe Men!
Mary G. Thompson
Thirteen-year-old Ryan Hawthorn has spent his life on display as a human exhibit in the
multi-eyed Pipe Men’s intergalactic zoo. When his father is accidentally poisoned, it’s up
to Ryan and his seven-year-old sister, Becky, to scour the universe for the antidote.
Along the way, they encounter many strange creatures—from the doglike Hottini to the
spindly-legged, hairy Xaxor—and learn that the Pipe Men (or, as Becky calls them,
“overgrown drainpipes”) are not kindly overlords, as they had been led to believe. It's
not only the humans who are planning to rebel! A wildly imaginative middle grade
space-travel adventure.
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. She
currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at www.marygthompson.com.

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The gorgeous graphic novel adaptation of The Little Prince is
now available in a paper-over-board edition, just in time for
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French edition published by
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978-2-07-030339-8
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The Little Prince Graphic Novel
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, adapted and illustrated by Joann Sfar
Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince has earned millions of fans worldwide as an imaginative,
dreamy study of the meaning of life.

How horrible to be a grown-up—they all seem to

be needy, lonely, vain, or power-hungry. All the Little Prince cares about is being useful
to the flower he’s left behind on his very small planet, with only a few thorns to protect
her from the world. Sfar’s comic-book illustrations of the wide-eyed boy prince and
disheveled pilot he encounters in the African desert are edgier than the original
watercolors...and his style and humor work modern magic.  An inspiring gift to
longtime fans or newcomers! 
The French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) published The Little Prince in 1943.
Since then, the whimsical novella has sold more than 80 million copies in 230 languages.
Joann Sfar is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning French comic artist, and author of The
Rabbi’s Cat and The Little Vampire Goes to School, among other books.

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Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s
beloved 1943 classic with this enchanting gift set.

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The Little Prince 70th Anniversary Gift
Set (Book/CD/Downloadable Audio)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, recording by Viggo Mortensen
“The special allure of the work is still the naively sophisticated, heartwarming tale of the
little prince and his small planet.” —Horn Book
 
Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical
fable that explores the very meaning of life. This deluxe seventieth anniversary gift set
includes a hardcover book with the original full-color illustrations, along with two
audio CDs (and exclusive download) of the unabridged text, narrated by Academy
Award nominee Viggo Mortensen. Rediscover the beloved story that begins with a
simple picture and blossoms into a spellbinding adventure.
The French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) published The Little Prince in 1943.
The translator Richard Howard is the author of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize–winning Untitled Subjects
and, most recently, Trappings. He lives in New York City.
Viggo Mortensen is an artist, writer, and actor whose work includes Tolkien’s The Lord of the
Rings trilogy.
 

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For the first time ever, The Little Prince is sized for a back
pocket or backpack!

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The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, introduction by Gregory Maguire
“I’m glad I was asked to be the ambassador for this book.”  —Gregory Maguire
 
“A lovely story…which covers a poetic, yearning philosophy—not the sort of fable that
can be tacked down neatly at its four corners but rather reflections on what are real
matters of consequence.” —New York Times Book Review
 
 At first glance, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince—with its
winsome illustrations of a boy prince and his tiny planet—appears to be a children’s
fairy tale. It doesn’t take long, however, to discover that it speaks to readers of all ages.
This pocket-sized edition, perfect for teens, features Saint-Exupéry’s original full-color
illustrations and the unabridged text, a reader’s guide, and a introduction by Gregory
Maguire. Rediscover—or share—the magic!  
The French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) published The Little Prince in 1943.
Since then, the whimsical novella has sold more than 80 million copies.
The translator Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including the 1970
Pulitzer Prize winner Untitled Subjects and, most recently, Trappings. He lives in New York City.
 

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The Newbery Honor author Margarita Engle sheds new light
on the Cuban folk hero, writer, and activist Gertrudis Gómez
de Avellaneda in this intimate novel in verse.

Young adult history in verse
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The Lightning Dreamer
Margarita Engle
“I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without
thoughts.” Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The
most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the
boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible
verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist
who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately
courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source
notes round out this exceptional tribute.
Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet and novelist whose work has been published in many
countries. Her books include the Newbery Honor–winning Surrender Tree, The Poet Slave of
Cuba, Tropical Secrets, The Firefly Letters, and Hurricane Dancers. She lives with her husband in
Northern California. Visit her website at www.margaritaengle.com.

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Ancient Irish myths and legends collide with the modern
world in this epic conclusion to the Goblin Wars trilogy.

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When the Stars Threw Down Their
Spears
The Goblin Wars, Book Three
Kersten Hamilton
“Buy this novel for readers of Franny Billingsley and Dia Calhoun as well as fans of
urban fantasy.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Tyger Tyger: The Goblin Wars, Book
One
 
Locked doors are opening, and magical creatures are tumbling through
mysterious portals from Mag Mell, the world-between-worlds, into the streets of
Chicago. Meanwhile, the romance between seventeen-year-old Teagan, who is part
goblin, and the alluring bad boy Finn Mac Cumhaill is heating up . . . which is awkward,
to say the least, considering he is bound by a family curse to fight goblins his entire life.
Celtic mythology, adventure, and paranormal romance fuse in the electrifying finale of
the critically acclaimed Goblin Wars trilogy.
Kersten Hamilton has worked as a ranch hand, woodcutter, lumberjack, census taker,
archeological surveyor, and dinosaur hunter. She has written several picture books and many
middle grade novels, but the Goblin Wars books are her first teen novels. She lives in
Albuquerque. Visit her website at www.kerstenhamilton.com.

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A war between humans and mermaids is raging in
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The Twice Lost
Sarah Porter
Mermaids have been sinking ships and drowning humans for centuries, and now the
government is determined to put an end to the mermaid problem—by slaughtering all
of them. Luce, a mermaid with exceptionally threatening abilities, becomes their
number-one target, hunted as she flees down the coast toward San Francisco.
There she finds hundreds of mermaids living in exile under the docks of the
bay. These are the Twice Lost: once-human girls lost first when a trauma turned them
into mermaids, and lost a second time when they broke mermaid law and were rejected
by their tribes. Luce is stunned when they elect her as their leader. But she won’t be
their queen. She’ll be their general. And they will become the Twice Lost Army—
because this is war.
Sarah Porter is the author Lost Voices, Waking Storms, and The Twice Lost. She is also an 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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How could something as benevolent as helping Afghan
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Operation Oleander
Valerie O. Patterson
Ninth-grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation
Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the
oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her
father is deployed. But on one of her father's trips to deliver supplies to the orphans, a
car bomb explodes nearby and her father is gravely injured. Worse, her best friend’s
mother and some of the children are killed, and people are blaming Operation
Oleander for turning the orphanage into a military target for the Taliban. Is this all Jess’s
fault?
Valerie O. Patterson was raised in Florida. She has an MFA in children’s literature from Hollins
University, where she twice received the Shirley Henn Award for Creative Scholarship. She also
won an SCBWI Work-in-Progress Award. An attorney by day, she lives with her husband in
Leesburg, Virginia. Visit her website at www.valerieopatterson.com.

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The Testing
Joelle Charbonneau
It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony
(the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether
she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best
and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing postwar civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own
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one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps
forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.
Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice
through writing. She lives near Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son. Visit her website at
www.joellecharbonneau.com.

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Sid Criser likes horses way more than she likes most people . .

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Catch Rider
Jennifer H. Lyne
Tough-as-nails fourteen-year-old Sid may not have expensive boots like the privileged
teen riders in Virginia, but she knows her way around horses. Working with her Uncle
Wayne since childhood, she’s learned to evaluate horses, break and train them, care for
them . . . and ride like a professional. Amid turmoil at home, she dreams of becoming a
catch rider—a show rider who can ride anything with hooves. In this salty, suspenseful
teen novel, an unexpected opportunity to ride a top-notch horse in an equitation show
takes the small-town girl all the way to Madison Square Garden.
Jennifer H. Lyne was raised in Virginia, where she spent a lot of time around horses and
eventually owned her own show barn. She worked as a location scout for fourteen feature films,
and wrote and produced two independent features with her husband. She lives in New York City.
Visit her website at jenniferlyne.squarespace.com.

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Two extraordinary souls are bound by destiny in this sweeping
companion to The Vespertine and The Springsweet.

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The Elementals
Saundra Mitchell
Kate Witherspoon has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents. In 1917, the new art
form of the motion picture is changing entertainment—and Kate is determined to
become a director.
Meanwhile, midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the wanderlust
that fueled his parents’ adventures. A childhood bout with polio has left him crippled,
but he refuses to let his disability define him.
Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los
Angeles, the city of dreams. There, they each struggle to find their independence. When
they finally meet, the teenage runaways realize their true magical legacy: the ability to
triumph over death, over time. But as their powerful parents before them learned, all
magic comes with a price.
Saundra Mitchell is a screenwriter and author. Her novels The Vespertine and The Springsweet
have been praised for their rich historical settings, evocative language, and heart-pounding
romance. Her debut novel, Shadowed Summer, was a 2010 Edgar Award Nominee, a Junior
Library Guild selection, and an ALAN Pick. She lives in Indianapolis. Visit her website at
www.saundramitchell.com.

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Love triangles are always trouble, especially when one of your
two girlfriends exists only inside your head . . .

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Cameron and the Girls
Edward Averett
“Mad crashes into happy and sad bounces off of guilty until they all live in a big smoky
heap in my mind.” Fourteen-year-old Cameron Galloway of Lexington, Washington,
understands that he has schizophreniform disorder and needs to take pills to quiet the
voices in his head. But he likes the voices, especially the gentle, encouraging voice of
The Girl. Conflicted, he turns to his friend Nina Savage, who is clinically depressed and
can relate to his horror of the numbing effects of medication. They make a pact to ditch
the pills. At first they feel triumphant, but soon Cameron’s untreated mind goes
haywire—to disastrous effect.
Edward Averett—clinical psychologist and award-winning author of Homing and The Rhyming
Season—was born in the Pacific Northwest and, except for four years in the wilds of Spain, has
lived in Washington State all his life. Visit his website at www.edwardaverett.com.

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Ancient magic is at play in the remote Isles of Shoals off the
coast of Maine and New Hampshire . . . and Noah and Lo
find themselves in the thick of it.

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Tides
Betsy Cornwell
When high school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live
with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in
the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to
draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things
take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious
girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points
of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and
family.
The debut author Betsy Cornwell graduated from Smith College in 2010. She was a columnist
and editor at Teen Ink before receiving an MFA in creative writing at Notre Dame, where she also
taught fiction writing as well as film and television studies. She is currently living in Inis Mór,
Ireland. Visit her website at www.betsycornwell.com.

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Angels in training face evil in New Orleans in this gripping
sequel to Illuminate.

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Infatuate
A Gilded Wings Novel, Book Two
Aimee Agresti
Haven Terra is still recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink
of hell when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble. There, while taking part in a
student volunteer program, Haven and her friends Dante and Lance run across an
enclave of devils known as the Krewe.
These shape-shifting devils are more reckless and vicious than any Haven,
Lance, and Dante have encountered. Yet the friends soon discover that their French
Quarter housemates are also angels in training, and together they must face off with the
Krewe in their quest for wings.
But Haven’s resolve is tested when Lucian, the repentant devil with whom she
was infatuated, resurfaces and asks her for help escaping the underworld. Can he be
trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings—and her life?
Aimee Agresti is the author of the Gilded Wings novels Illuminate and Infatuate. She is also an
entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in People, the Washington Post, Mademoiselle,
and the New York Observer. She lives in Washington, D.C. Visit her website at
www.aimeeagresti.com.

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Two graves in iron cages sit just outside a small-town cemetery.
Are they caged to keep the living out . . . or the dead in?

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The Caged Graves
Dianne K. Salerni
The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return from
Worcester, Massachusetts, to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she
was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiancé she knows only through letters!
Soon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . . and learns that one of
them is her own mother’s. Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was
buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors
of witchcraft, buried gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more
shocking family secrets.
Dianne K. Salerni was inspired to write this novel after finding two real-life caged graves. She is a
fifth grade teacher and children’s book author who lives in New London, Pennsylvania. Visit her
website at www.highspiritsbook.com.

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The love story of Jenny and Billy continues in this captivating
companion to the acclaimed paranormal novel A Certain
Slant of Light.

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Under the Light
Laura Whitcomb
Helen needed a body to be with her beloved. Jenny had to escape from hers before her
spirit was broken. It was wicked, borrowing it, but love drives even the gentlest soul to
desperate acts.
And Helen, who has returned to help Jenny, finds herself trapped, haunting
the girl she wished to save. Jenny and Billy's love story begins out-of-body and
continues into the tumultuous realm of the living, where they are torn apart even as
they slowly remember falling in love.
Laura Whitcomb grew up in Pasadena, California, where she lived in a mildly haunted house
for twelve years. She is the winner of three Kay Snow Writing Awards and currently lives in
Portland, Oregon . Visit her website at  www.laurawhitcomb.com.

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Dark Triumph, second in the His Fair Assassin trilogy, is the
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Dark Triumph
Robin LaFevers
Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that
serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. The convent views
Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, as one of their most
dangerous weapons. But those assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent
returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice
wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she
discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find
something other than vengeance to live for?
Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s Mythology, and nineteenthcentury poetry. It is not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. 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.

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A funny, angry, and in-your-face teen debut illuminated by
moments of tenderness and hope.

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Dear Life, You Suck
Scott Blagden
“The shrinkadinks think I have a screw loose. Ain’t playing with a full deck. Whackedout wiring. Missing marbles.” Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the
oldest ward in a Catholic boys’ home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for
the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems
doomed to a life of “criminal rapscallinity.” In fact, things look so bleak that Cricket
can’t help but wonder if his best option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown.
But then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe,
just maybe, life doesn’t totally suck.
Scott Blagden grew up in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and now makes his home on the coast near
Cape Cod, where he enjoys being a dad to his teenage twins. In addition to writing, he has been
self-employed in real estate for thirty years. Dear Life, You Suck is his first novel.

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A haunting survival story of one teen's struggle with amnesia
and search to find herself.

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Nothing but Blue
Lisa Jahn-Clough
All dead. No one survived. All dead. This morbid chant haunts seventeen-year-old Blue as
she trudges through the countryside with just the clothes on her back, heading to her
childhood home on the ocean. Something absolutely awful has happened, she knows it,
but she doesn’t know what. She can’t even remember her name, so she calls herself
Blue. This gripping survival story—peppered with flashbacks to bittersweet times with
her boyfriend, Jake—strips life down to its bare bones. Blue learns, with the help of a
seemingly magical stray dog and kind people along the road, that the important thing is
to live.
Lisa Jahn-Clough has written many books for children, including Country Girl, City Girl and Me,
Penelope. She splits her time between southern New Jersey and Portland, Maine. Visit her website
at www.lisajahnclough.com.

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Can hugging trees, writing poetry, or Dr. Bird (his imaginary,
pigeon therapist) save the life of a sixteen-year-old James
Whitman?

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Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
Evan Roskos
“I hate myself but I love Walt Whitman, the kook. Always positive. I need to be more
positive, so I wake myself up every morning with a song of myself.” Sixteen-year-old
James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he
kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house. James’s painful struggle with
anxiety and depression—along with his ongoing quest to understand what led to his
self-destructive sister’s exile—make for a heart-rending read, but his wild, exuberant
Whitmanization of the world and keen sense of humor keep this emotionally charged
debut novel buoyant.
Evan Roskos completed his MFA at Rutgers University–Newark in 2009, and currently lives in
Collingswood, New Jersey. He was named one of Narrative’s 20 Best New Writers, and has had
stories in Best Fiction, StoryQuarterly, and other literary journals. Visit his blog at
www.evanroskos.blogspot.com.

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Sheep in a Jeep
Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple
Beep! Beep! Out for a drive in the country, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple’s now wellknown and beloved sheep run into one mishap after another with their sturdy red jeep.
Now in a big book format, this rhyming adventure is a “shear” delight to read aloud.
Nancy Shaw is the author of seven beloved tales featuring the endearing and comical sheep. She
lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit her website at www.nancyshawbooks.com.
Margot Apple has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including the many
misadventures of sheep. She lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. 

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9780544022829
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Eek! There's a Mouse in the House
Wong Herbert Yee
“An entertaining first book, filled with the things that children love—silly rhymes and
funny, likable characters.” —School Library Journal
 
Eek! There's a mouse in the house! To get rid of it, a little girl invites a parade
of animals into her home, including Cat, Dog, Sheep, Hog, and more. They all join in a
merry, silly chase to catch the pesky rodent in a rhyming text with lighthearted
illustrations.
Wong Herbert Yee has written and illustrated several children’s books, including Mouse and
Mole: Fine Feathered Friends, which received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor. He’s also the creator
of the Fireman Small books. He lives in Michigan with his family. Visit his website at
www.wongherbertyee.blogspot.com.

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August 2013
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Paperback picture book

Delightfully imaginative sibling story from the National Book
Award winner Jeanne Birdsall and the celebrated artist Matt
Phelan, now in paperback.  

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Flora's Very Windy Day
Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan
“This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere.” —School Library
Journal
 
When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and
swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother
away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind
itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of
Crispin, wouldn’t she?  
Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award–winning author of The Penderwicks.  She lives in
Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.jeannebirdsall.com.
Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan
Patron. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.mattphelan.com.

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May 2013
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The uplifting winner of a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for
Best Picture Book  . . . now in paperback! 

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-547-07421-4
Board Book edition:
$7.99/ $9.99 CAN
978-0-547-50725-5
Big Book edition
$26.99/$31.95 CAN
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Bubble Trouble
Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
“Read this aloud and expect a lot of giggles and calls for a repeat performance.” —Horn
Book, starred review
 
Little Mabel blew a bubble, and it caused a lot of trouble . . .
When little Mabel’s bubble gets away from her, it’s her baby brother who gets
into trouble. Soon he’s floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It’s
up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down.
Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?
Internationally acclaimed children’s author Margaret Mahy received many honors during her
lifetime (1936-2012), including the Hans Christian Andersen Award,  a Carnegie Medal,
and citations from the American Library Association. She was from New Zealand. 
Polly Dunbar lives in Brighton, England. She also illustrated Margaret Mahy’s The Man from the
Land of Fandago.

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June 2013
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Paperback picture book/poetry

A "best-dressed" poetry collection for kids!
 

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Button Up!
Wrinkled Rhymes
Alice Schertle, illustrated Petra Mathers
I'm a hand-me-down sweatshirt
with zipper and hood.
I'm everyone's favorite
and still looking good.
Clothes take on a personality all their own in this “fashionable” poetry collection. A
colorful array of outfits are brought to vivid life by Alice Schertle's wry poetry and Petra
Mathers's exuberant cast of animal characters. From Joshua's cozy jammies to Emily's
frilly undies, the duds on display in this perfectly stitched poetry collection are as
unique as the critters who wear them. Giggles galore!
Alice Schertle is an award-winning poet whose books include Little Blue Truck and Very Hairy
Bear. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
Petra Mathers has illustrated books by Jack Prelutsky and Rosemary Wells, as well as her own
Lottie books. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.

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The Caldecott Honor–winning duo Jenkins and Page bring
symbiosis to life in this stunning nonfiction picture book.

March 2013
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How to Clean a Hippopotamus
A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
“Another outstanding offering from this extraordinarily talented couple.” —School
Library Journal, starred review
How to Clean a Hippopotamus, a book about animal symbiosis, offers readers a
close-up, step-by-step view of nature’s fascinating partnerships. Find out why a
mongoose comes running when a warthog lies down, how a crab and an iguana help
each other out, why ravens follow wolves, and more. Witness the ingenious lifestyles of
some of the world’s most unusual animal partners in this book of curious biology, a
symbiotic collaboration by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page share a burrow in Boulder, Colorado, where they work and forage
together, occasionally picking lint off each other’s sweaters. They enjoy a happy host/parasite
relationship with their son Jamie. Their two other nestlings have fledged.
Visit  www.stevejenkinsbooks.com for more information about the authors and their books.
 

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June 2013
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Art: Dilys Evans

Saddle up for a great ride! Green Light Readers welcomes the
award-winning Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series to Level 2. 

Green Light Readers (Level 2)
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Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and
Cocoa
Erica Silverman, Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Cowgirl Kate and her feisty horse, Cocoa, ride the range in two favorite stories about a
funny surprise and a barn sleepover. Beginning readers will delight in Cocoa’s childlike
antics and Cowgirl Kate’s maternal reactions.Short sentences, simple dialogue, and
bright, humorous illustrations are sure to encourage repeat readings of this newly
formatted Green Light Readers (Level 2) edition. Giddyup! 
Erica Silverman received a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor for the original Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
book. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her website at www.ericasilverman.com.
Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.  
She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at www.betsylewin.com. 

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June 2013
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Get ready for some range-riding fun! Best friends Cowgirl Kate
and Cocoa join Green Light Readers at Level 2.

Green Light Readers (Level 2)
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Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and
Cocoa Partners
Erica Silverman, Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Howdy, partners! Time to laugh along with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa in two easy-to-read
stories. In the first, Cocoa does his best to negotiate for new shoes. But he wants
cowboy boots instead of horseshoes! Next, the comical pair learn what it really means
to work together “through thick and thin” when a wayward calf is on the loose.
Familiar words, simple sentences, and lots of spirited banter keep Level 2 readers
moving right along.
Erica Silverman received a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor for the original Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
book. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her website at www.ericasilverman.com.
Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.  
She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at www.betsylewin.com. 

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June 2013
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Green Light Readers (Level 3)

Travel through New York with Mr. Geo in this fun, first-of-itskind nonfiction easy reader series about the fifty states.

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Celebrating New York
50 States to Celebrate
Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by C.B. Canga
Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places.
Today, he’s visiting New York, the Empire State. His first stop is Times Square on New
Year's Eve. He plans to climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty and watch a Broadway
show, too. Then, he's heading north to visit many historic landmarks and scenic
wonders, including Niagara Falls. Join Mr. Geo on his travels all around New
York. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate.  This e
ntertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop
culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!
Marion Dane Bauer is a Newbery Honor winner who has written more than seventy children’s
books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com.
C. B. Canga is the illustrator of the Field Trip Mysteries. He lives in Pleasant  Hill, California.

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June 2013
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Travel through California with Mr. Geo in this fun, first-of-itskind nonfiction easy reader series about the fifty states.
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Celebrating California
50 States to Celebrate
Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by C.B. Canga
Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places.
Today, he’s visiting California, the Golden State. His first stop is a TV studio for a frontrow seat at his favorite television talent show! Then he will feed the sea lions at the San
Diego Zoo. He’ll cheer for the Los Angeles Angels, ride a cable car in San Francisco, visit
the Redwood Forest and even pan for gold! He’ll also visit fun-filled theme parks,
beautiful beaches, and many other exciting places. Join Mr. Geo on his travels all
around California. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This
e ntertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture
includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!
Marion Dane Bauer is a Newbery Honor winner who has written more than seventy children’s
books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com.
C. B. Canga is the illustrator of the Field Trip Mysteries. He lives in Pleasant  Hill, California.

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June 2013
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Travel through Texas with Mr. Geo in this fun, first-of-its-kind
nonfiction easy reader series about the fifty states.

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Celebrating Texas
50 States to Celebrate
Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by C.B. Canga
Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places.
Today, he’s visiting Texas, the Lone Star State. His first stop is a big rodeo show to ride a
bucking bronco and see real cowboys do amazing tricks. Then he’ll see how astronauts
train, experience life in the Old West, and even see native animals like armadillos and
rattlesnakes! Then he will visit big cities, historic sites, scenic wonders, sports events,
and more. Join Mr. Geo on his travels all around Texas. Together, you will discover
what makes this a state to celebrate. This e ntertaining and educational mix of travel,
geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for
beginning readers!
Marion Dane Bauer is a Newbery Honor winner who has written more than seventy children’s
books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com.
C. B. Canga is the illustrator of the Field Trip Mysteries. He lives in Pleasant  Hill, California.

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June 2013
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Travel through Florida with Mr. Geo in this fun, first-of-itskind nonfiction easy reader series about the fifty states.

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Celebrating Florida
50 States to Celebrate
Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by C.B. Canga
Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places.
Today, he’s visiting Florida, the Sunshine State. His first stop is the Everglades to see
alligators and other amazing animals. He’ll also go to Fort Myers beach and enter a sand
sculpting contest. He’ll visit the historic city of St. Augustine, go orange picking, dance
at the Florida Folk Festival and he’ll even get to swim with dolphins and manatees!.
Then he will visit fun-filled theme parks, sporting events, and other exciting places. Join
Mr. Geo on his travels around Florida. Together, you will discover what makes this a
state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history,
and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!
Marion Dane Bauer is a Newbery Honor winner who has written more than seventy children’s
books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com.
C. B. Canga is the illustrator of the Field Trip Mysteries. He lives in Pleasant  Hill, California.

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March 2013
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Paperback chapter book

Ms. Shelby's getting married, and Nikki and Deja are invited!
But will their friendship last through the wedding bells?

Hardcover edition:
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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
Deja 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 charming entry in the Nikki and Deja series is
now in paperback!
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, Georgia. Visit her website at www.lfreemanart.com.

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April 2013
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Paperback chapter book

Newest paperback in the sweet, comical,  highly praised  Just
Grace series. 

Hardcover:
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978-0-547-57720-3
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9780544022836
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Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power
Charise Mericle Harper
Grace has major problems. Her favorite grown-up neighbor is getting married, and she
has to get over her disappointment about not being chosen for a flower girl. She also
has to figure out what to give as a wedding present! 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 and a menagerie of cats and dogs. But will her plan go off without a hitch on the
wedding day? Find out in this eighth paperback in the popular Just Grace series!
Charise Mericle Harper has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including nine
stories about Just Grace and her friends. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit
Charise’s
website at www.chariseharper.com. For videos, quizzes, and all sorts of fun things about the Just
Grace books, visit www.justgracebooks.com. 

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March 2013
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128 pages
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Paperback chapter book

Hear ye, hear ye! Joust into the adventures of Sir Gawain in
book three of the Knights’ Tales series.

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978-0-547-41855-1
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The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True
Gerald Morris, Illustrated by Aaron Renier
“Enhanced by Renier’s lighthearted medieval scenes . . . Morris's yarn weaves clever
turns, knightly violence and chivalric (i.e., human) values in action into an ingeniously
integrated retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
In the third installment in the Knights’ Tales series, Gerald Morris tells the
laugh-out-loud tale of King Arthur’s most celebrated knight, and nephew, Sir Gawain
and the Green Knight. With lively illustrations by Aaron Renier, Morris creates a
captivating and comical medieval world that teems with humor and wonder.
Gerald Morris lives in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his wife and their three children. In addition to
writing he serves as a minister in a church.
Aaron Renier is the recipient of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Talent Deserving
Wider Recognition, and received a nomination for best children's album in 2005. Visit his website
at www.aaronrenier.com.

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April 2013
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128 pages
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Paperback chapter book

 Lois Lowry's Gooney Bird Greene takes her class on a trip
across the map.

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Gooney Bird on the Map
Lois Lowry, Illustrated by Middy Thomas
“Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for
years to come.”  —Kirkus Reviews
 
Mrs. Pidgeon’s second grade students are talking about their awesome February
vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems
when you’re heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days! 
But most of the class will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird
Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down?
Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy
spin through United States history and geography!
Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike, which have garnered
countless honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals. She and the illustrator Middy
Thomas have been friends for years and enjoy working on the Gooney Bird books together. Lois
Lowry lives in Massachusetts and Middy Thomas lives in Maine.

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May 2013
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
160 pages
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Paperback chapter book

Anna has to leave her book world every now and then to find
what she really wants — a friend.

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978-0-547-68463-5
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The Year of the Book
Andrea Cheng Illustrated by Abigail Halpin
“Readers discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, and witness how kindness can
draw trust and create confidence in a child.” —School Library Journal
 
In Chinese, peng you means “friend.” In any language, Anna knows that friendship is
complicated.
When Anna needs company, she turns to books, which provide what real life
cannot—companionship and insight into her world. Books, however, can't tell Anna
how to find a friend. She'll have to discover that on her own.
In the tradition of classics such as Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Estes’s The
Hundred Dresses, this novel 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 also teaches
English as a Second Language and children’s literature. She walks daily near her Ohio home. Visit
her at 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. Visit her at
www.theodesign.com.

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April 2013
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
160 pages
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Paperback middle grade fiction

The fourth hilarious and spooky tale in the 43 Old Cemetery
Road series is coming to paperback!

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978-0-547-51974-6
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The Phantom of the Post Office
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 seventeen 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 the Bay Area.
Visit their website at www.kateandsarahklise.com.

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May 2013
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
192 pages
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Paperback middle grade fiction

Now in paperback, the third book in the best-selling 
Lemonade War series featuring the brother-sister duo Evan and
Jessie Treski.

Hardcover edition:
$15.99 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-56737-2
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9780544022744
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The Bell Bandit
Jacqueline Davies
The third installment of the popular Lemonade War series finds siblings Evan and Jessie
Treski at their grandmother's Vermont house for the holidays, solving another mystery.
This one involves figuring out who stole a cherished bell the whole
neighborhood gathers around to ring in the new year. Evan and Jessie also come to
grips with unsettling changes in their grandmother's behavior. Once again, Ms. Davies
reveals how good she is at understanding the complex emotions of children age nine to
twelve years old. 
    
Jacqueline Davies is the talented, award-winning writer of several novels and picture books. She
lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family.Visit her website at
www.jacquelinedavies.com.  .     

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A whimsical new paperback edition of the first book in this
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Once Upon a Marigold
Jean Ferris
Christian was clueless when he started spying on the royal family through his telescope.
He lives in a cave with a troll for a dad, after all. If his dad had only warned him about
all that mind-boggling love stuff, maybe things wouldn't be such a mess. Although then,
maybe, Princess Marigold would be dead. But Christian wasn't warned. And now that
he's fallen for the princess, it's up to him to untwist an odd love triangle—er, rectangle—
and foil a scheming queen who wants to take over the kingdom, even if it means
bumping off her own daughter.
Jean Ferris has written more than a dozen popular books for teens, including several ALA Best
Books for Young Adults and one YALSA Teens' Top Ten Best Book. She lives in San Diego,
California.

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The story continues in the second book in the Marigold series,
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Twice Upon a Marigold
Jean Ferris
Since Queen Olympia's fateful fall into the river, newlyweds Christian and Marigold
have been living happily ever after. And they have every intention of keeping it that
way--until they find out that Olympia may not be as gone as they thought. 
Turns out, Olympia is alive and well in a faraway village, having lost her
memory after her ill-timed tumble. But one day she awakes and remembers her
previous glory as queen. Accompanied by Lazy Susan (Sleeping Beauty's slacker sister)
and Stan Lucasa (a gentleman with a surprising destiny), Olympia returns, determined
to take back the kingdom.
Jean Ferris has written many popular novels for young people. She lives in San Diego, California.

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The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt's
remarkable tale of a community facing its own demise and the
pair of friends who try to save it.

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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Gary D. Schmidt
“Both beautiful and emotionally honest, both funny and piercingly sad.”—Kirkus
Reviews, starred review
 
Turner Buckminster hates Phippsburg, Maine. Then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a
smart, sassy girl from a poor nearby island community. Lizzie introduces Turner to the
wonders of Maine’s coast. But the two soon discover that the town elders, along with
Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island to start a tourist trade
there. Based on the true story of a community's destruction, this sensitively written
novel highlights a unique friendship during a time of change, and was awarded both a
Newbery Honor and Printz Honor.
Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He
received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a
Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family in Alto, Michigan, where he
splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by.

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Okay for Now
Gary D. Schmidt
National Book Award Finalist
 
“[A] stealthily powerful, unexpectedly affirming story of discovering and rescuing one’s
best self.”—Booklist, starred review
 
In this companion novel to The Wednesday Wars, Doug struggles to be more than the
“skinny thug” that some people think him to be. He finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer,
who gives him the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a town, and
the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Schmidt expertly
weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual
characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.
Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He
received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a
Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family in Alto, Michigan, where he
splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by.

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Bees are disappearing—a phenomenon that threatens our very
way of life. Can scientists find the answers to this
problem before it's too late?

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The Hive Detectives
Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe
Loree Griffin Burns
“A fascinating book.” —Booklist
 
Without honey bees, the world would be a different place. There would be no honey,
no beeswax for candles, and, worst of all, barely a fruit, nut, or vegetable to eat. So
imagine the beekeeper Dave Hackenburg’s horror when he discovered twenty million
of his charges had vanished. In The Hive Detectives, Loree Griffin Burns profiles bee
wranglers and bee scientists who have been working to understand colony collapse
disorder, or CCD. In this dramatic and enlightening story, readers explore the lives of
the fuzzy, buzzy insects and learn what might happen to us if they were gone.
Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., was stung five times while researching this book: once by accident
and four times while trying to capture an image. She lives, writes, and watches bees in central
Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three children. You can visit her at
www.loreeburns.com.

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

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Deadly Pink
Vivian Vande Velde
“A fun fantasy for the female gamer set, with echoes of the importance of being
grounded in the real world in spite of the virtual world's seductive pull.” —Booklist
 
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 persuade
her to come back out. 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.

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Summer of the Wolves
Polly Carlson-Voiles
 [set star] "A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world."—
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Julie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows twelveyear-old Nika and her seven-year-old brother, Randall, as they leave their California
foster home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle. There she finds an orphaned
wolf pup in a cave, whose mother has been shot.
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 and has been a pup nanny at the
International Wolf Center near her home in Ely, Minnesota, where on lucky nights she listens to
the music of the wolves with her husband and dog.

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A mermaid is entangled in a dangerous relationship with a
human in the haunting second volume of the Lost Voices
trilogy, now in paperback

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Waking Storms
Sarah Porter
“Enchanting.”—Carolyn Turgeon, author of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
 
After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce receives news that the tribes
queen wants her dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined
to make her pay for the murder of his family. And while the mermaids believe that
humans never suspect their existence, there are ominous signs to the contrary.
But when Luce and Dorian meet, they 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 also the author of Lost Voices and The Twice Lost. She is also an 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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Death’s story is revealed in the final installment of the
acclaimed Riders of the Apocalypse series.

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Breath
Jackie Morse Kessler
Contrary to popular belief, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse aren’t just harbingers
of doom—they actually keep life in balance. But what happens when their leader and
creator, Death, becomes suicidal?
Before the first living thing drew its first gasping breath, he was there. He has
watched humanity for millennia. And he has finally decided that humanity is not worth
the price he has paid time and again. When Death himself gives up on life, a teenager
named Xander Atwood is the world's only hope. But Xander bears a secret, one that
may bring about the end of everything.
This heart-pounding final installment of the Riders of the Apocalypse series
looks at the value of life, the strength of love, and how a small voice can change
everything . . . forever.
Jackie Morse Kessler is the author of the the Riders of the Apocalypse quartet for teen readers,
along with several paranormal and dark fantasy books for adults. She lives in upstate New York.
Visit her at www.jackiemorsekessler.com.

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An imaginative and mezmerizing tale of terror and
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Wuftoom
Mary G. Thompson
“Wildly imaginative . . . something utterly new and weird.”—Publishers Weekly
 
Everyone thinks Evan is sick. But Evan knows he is actually transforming. His
metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, terrified, and alone—except for visits from
the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells Evan 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 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 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.

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A stirring and romantic companion to The Vespertine, now in
paperback.

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The Springsweet
Saundra Mitchell
“A lovely historical romance.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
When seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart arrives in the frontier town of West Glory,
Oklahoma, to help her widowed aunt, 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 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. She has written two other novels starring Zora and
her cousin Amelia: The Vespertine and The Elementals. Her debut novel, Shadowed Summer, was a
2010 Edgar Award nominee, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN pick. She lives
in Indianapolis. Visit her at www.saundramitchell.com.

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May 2013
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All Digit wanted to do was blend in, but that proves hard to
do when faking a kidnapping and cracking a case with the FBI.

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A Girl Named Digit
Annabel Monaghan
“A first novel that combines adventure, mystery, love, and humor.” —Booklist
 
Farrah “Digit” Higgins 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.
Annabel Monaghan lives in Rye, New York, with her family. This is her first novel for teens.

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"Move over, Twilight!" —US Weekly

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Illuminate
A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One
Aimee Agresti
“Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the
stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please!” —Kirkus Reviews, starred
review
 
Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But her life changes when she is
awarded an internship at a posh Chicago hotel. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, the
dashing sidekick to the glamorous hotel owner, 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 the hotel staff: 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?
Aimee Agresti is the author of the Gilded Wings Novels Illuminate and Infatuate. She is also an
entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in People, the Washington Post, Mademoiselle,
and the New York Observer. She lives in Washington, D.C. Visit her website at
www.aimeeagresti.com.

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Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, actionpacked young adult novel.

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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Joe Schreiber
It's prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a muchanticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take
Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he
never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head.  Perry
finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a
reckless ride through Manhattan’s concrete grid with a trained assasin in Dad’s red Jag.
     Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this
story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure—
and it’s not over until "au revoir."
Joe Schreiber is the author of adult novels Death Troopers, Chasing the Dead and Red Harvest. This
is his first young adult novel. He lives in Pennsylvania. Visit is blog at
www.scaryparent.blogspot.com.

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Lovable history nerd Libby Kelting is back in this hilarious
sequel to Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink!

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Confederates Don't Wear Couture
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publishers Weekly praised the Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink author Stephanie Kate Strohm for
“turning a strong heroine and a few surprises into a clever, tightly written book that will
keep readers wondering who will become Libby’s Mr. Darcy.” This romantic sequel
follows suit in high style! High-style hoopskirts, that is . . .
 
When history nerd Libby’s fashion designer best friend asks for help selling his gowns
to the wives of Civil War reenactors, she jumps at the chance to frolick on a nineteenthcentury playground. But Alabama's no sweet home: sweltering heat, no Starbucks, a
vengeful ghost . . .
And the boys? Miss Libby’s got the North and the South fighting for her heart.
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.

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Based on a true crime, a master storyteller's gripping account
of a murder's devastating effects on many lives.

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Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls
Mary Downing Hahn
“A gripping story all the more chilling for its roots in real-life crime.”—Publishers Weekly,
starred review
 
The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora’s junior year throws her
into turmoil. Her certainties—friendships, religion, her resolve to find a boyfriend—are
shaken or cast off altogether. Most people share the comforting conviction that Buddy
Novak is responsible for the killings. Nora agrees at first, then comes to believe him
innocent—the lone dissenting voice. Told from several different perspectives, including
the murderer's, this is a suspenseful page-turner with a powerful human drama at its
core.
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 the award-winning author of many popular tales of mystery and
suspense, including Closed for the Season, which won the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile
Mystery. Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland. Visit her website at
www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

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“Lowry is a master at creating worlds, both real and imagined,
and this incarnation of our . . . future is one of her strongest
creations.” —Booklist, starred review

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Gathering Blue
Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry won her first Newbery Medal in 1994 for The Giver. Six years later, she
ushered readers back into its mysterious but plausible future world in Gathering Blue to
tell the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future.
This second book in the Giver Quartet has been stunningly redesigned in paperback.
As she did in The Giver and later Messenger, in Gathering Blue Lois Lowry
challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve,
and what could be considered valuable.
Lois Lowry’s work has won numerous awards and honors, including two Newbery Medals—the
first for Number the Stars, and the second for The Giver. She is the author of The Willoughbys and
the Anastasia Krupnik series among many other books. To learn more, visit her website at
www.loislowry.com.

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

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9780152054151
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Flora's Fury
How a Girl of Spirit and a Red Dog Confound Their Friends,
Astound Their Enemies, and Learn the Importance of
Packing Light
Ysabeau S. Wilce
“Offers some enjoyable twists . . . fans of Flora will not be disappointed.”—VOYA
 
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. Visit www.yswilce.com.

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Paperback teen nonfiction

The Newbery medalist Russell Freedman's epic history of
World War I.

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Sandpiper
$10.99/$12.95 Can.
9780544021716
E-book ISBN 9780547487373

 

The War to End All Wars
World War I
Russell Freedman
“Elegantly written and filled with vivid, powerful photographs, this masterful work
demands a spot in every collection.” —School Library Journal, starred review
 
The nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and
rarely discussed subject of World War I. In this clear and authoritative account, the
author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first.
Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving
visual counterpart.
Russell Freedman has received nearly every children's literature award, including the Newbery
Medal, several Newbery Honors, and the Sibert Medal, as well as a National Humanities Medal
and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award. He lives in New York City and travels widely
to research his books.

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Paperback teen fantasy

In the first action-packed book of the His Fair Assassin trilogy,
Ismae must choose between love and her loyalty to the god
of death.

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Graphia
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9780544022492
E-book ISBN 9780547822419

 

Grave Mercy
His Fair Assassin, Book I
Robin LaFevers
“Fiction and history coalesce in a rich, ripping tale of assassinations, political intrigue
and religion. . . . LaFevers’ ambitious tapestry includes poison and treason and murder,
valor and honor and slow love, suspense and sexuality and mercy. A page-turner—with
grace.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage to the
respite of the convent of St. Mortain. Here she learns that the god of Death has blessed
her with dangerous gifts and a violent destiny. To claim her new life, she must destroy
the lives of others. But how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who has
stolen her heart?
Robin LaFevers has long been fascinated with sacred rituals and the concept of the Divine. She
was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever after with him in Southern
California. Visit her website at www.robinlafevers.com.

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Paperback teen fiction

Jacky Faber embarks on another rousing adventure to delight
her ever-growing legion of fans.

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9780544003286
E-book ISBN 9780547677453

 

The Mark of the Golden Dragon
Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber,
Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West
L. A. Meyer
“This resilient and exuberant heroine deserves a stamp of approval.”—Kirkus Reviews,
starred review
 
Jacky Faber, condemned for life to the English penal colony in Australia, has once again
escaped the British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she heads back to
England in the company of friends and her beloved Jaimy. But when the voyage is
waylaid by pirates, storms, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of
danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of
London politics. With the help of friends, Jacky confronts her enemies in this tale of
love, courage, and redemption.
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.

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Paperback teen fiction

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

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9780544022164
E-book ISBN 9780547822341

 

First Comes Love
Katie Kacvinsky
“The perfect love story to kick-start your summer reading.”—Seventeen.com
 
Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl who is seemingly unable
to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like
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 and Middle Ground. She worked in the
entertainment industry and as a high school English teacher before deciding to write fulltime. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon. Visit her at www.katiekacvinsky.com.

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Paperback teen historical 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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9780544022201
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Ladies in Waiting
Laura L. Sullivan
“Entertaining. . . . a Philippa Gregory spin-off for teens.”—VOYA
 
Eliza dreams of writing plays, 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 saves the life of King Charles II. Soon her friendship with the handsome king
becomes an obsession. Though she knows she should stay away from the court, the
queen needs ladies in waiting.
These three Elizabeths soon find themselves at the center of the most scandalfilled 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 on the Florida coast, but her heart is in England.

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Paperback teen fiction

* "A fairy-tale mash-up that outright sparkles."—School
Library Journal, starred review

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9780544022188
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Enchanted
Alethea Kontis
"If Neil Gaiman and the Brothers Grimm had a child who grew up to weave
fairy tales, she would be Alethea Kontis. Read this book—it’s an absolute winner."—J.T.
Ellison, best-selling author of Where All the Dead Lie
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. A kiss from Sunday transforms her
frog 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 co-author 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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The dramatic story of Mary, Queen of Scots

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Paperback teen historical fiction
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9780544022195
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The Wild Queen
The Days and Nights of Mary, Queen of Scots
Carolyn Meyer
"Through a fresh, modern voice, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, is presented as a
fascinating, headstrong, multidimensional woman. . . . Accessible and intriguing."—
School Library Journal
 
Mary Stuart 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. Visit her at
www.readcarolyn.com.  

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Paperback teen nonfiction

A guide to show teens how they can incorporate fun and
effective fitness routines into their already busy schedules.

Zest Books
$12.99
9781936976300
E-book ISBN 9781936976317

 

A Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitness
Erin Whitehead & Jennipher Walters
Contrary to popular belief, getting fit doesn't have to take forever, and it doesn't have
to feel like a chore. The Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness is organized according to
everyday teenage life, and shows how easy it is to wake up earlier (using yoga and
relaxation techniques), eat healthier foods, and use the little in-between moments of
your day—like the commute to school, or the time between classes—to incorporate
that extra bit of physical activity that will make a big difference. All of the workouts
included in the book are supported with helpful illustrations and tips from real teens.
So what are you waiting for? Let's move it!
Jennipher Walters is a personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach, and health and
fitness specialist. She has written for online publications including Shape and Yahoo! Shine. Erin
Whitehead has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas. Jennipher and Erin cofounded
FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com.

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Paperback teen nonfiction

A handy guide full of tips and tricks that every teen needs to
know, from how to un-stick chewing gum to how to treat a
burn.

Zest Books
$10.99
9781936976348
E-book ISBN 9781936976355

 

The How-To Handbook
Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life
Oliver Martin & Alexandra Johnson
Whether you plan on spending your life playing sports, managing corporations,
running a restaurant, or flying to the moon, there are some things that everyone needs
to know how to do: unjam a jar, for instance, or fix a flat tire, or remove an
embarrassing stain. These skills may seem simple enough, but you don’t have to turn all
of your laundry pink more than once before you learn that it’s best to get these things
right the first time. The How-To Handbook packs more than fifty essential life skills into
one handy reference book, and uses dozens of illustrations to show readers the very
best ways to thread a needle, pitch a tent, tie a tie, and more!
Martin Oliver and Alexandra Johnson write for children and live in the United Kingdom.

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In-depth advice for students looking to get organized, study
better, and gain more control of their academic lives.

Zest Books
$14.99
9781936976386
E-book ISBN 9781936976393

 

Make the Grade
A Guide to Studying Better, Stressing Less and Succeeding
in School
Lesley Schwartz Martin
There are certain things that all successful students have in common. Everyone needs
to prioritize well, stay organized, and know how to study for different topics, but
actually managing to achieve those goals isn’t always easy. This guide dissects the school
week as students experience it, and offers realistic solutions to common problems—
from difficult teachers to overbooked schedules, boring homework, and persistent
distractions. Sidebars, charts, checklists, and samples from tests and study guides
supplement the overall advice, and show how, with the right attitude and a little hard
work, almost every academic obstacle can be overcome.
Lesley Schwartz Martin is a professional teen academic coach and tutor. She is the creator of a
customized academic planner used in Bay Area schools, and is the coauthor of Where’s My Stuff:
The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide.

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A comprehensive guide with planning advice, splashy photos,
and insider tips from a huge range of celebrity contributors!

Zest Books
$16.99
9781936976287
E-book ISBN 9781936976294

 

The Prom Book
The Only Guide You'll Ever Need
Lauren Metz
Prom is the ultimate high school event. It’s got romance, fashion, dancing, and drama.
Some things (like who makes out with whom, and who gets voted prom queen) can’t be
planned for; but for everything else there’s The Prom Book. This guide provides great
hair and makeup advice, tips on how to find the perfect dress, solutions to every kind
of prom disaster, and a fill-in section at the end so that you’ll never forget the little
moments that made your prom unique. A lot of work goes into planning that special
night, but now teens can relax and enjoy their perfect prom, knowing that they’ve taken
care of details. See you at the after-party!
Lauren Metz started her professional career at Seventeen magazine, and has since worked with
numerous national media outlets, including E!, Bravo, AOL, Alloy Entertainment, and more. In
2011, she cofounded Life2PointOh.com, an online resource that provides style, relationship,
career, and finance advice. She lives in Manhattan.

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Paperback teen nonfiction

Philip Mattheis’s thrilling account of the summer of 1994,
when he and his friends found a huge amount of money
inside an abandoned home.

Zest Books
$14.99
9781936976409
E-book ISBN 9781936976416

 

How to Lose Everything
A True and Cautionary Tale
Philip Mattheis
Phillip, Steve, Alex, and Leo usually spend their summers hanging out at the park,
skateboarding, and dreaming—about the day when they’ll finally be able to move out of
the suburbs and start doing what they want to do instead of what they’re told. At the
beginning of the summer those dreams seemed as distant as ever, but everything
changed when the four teenagers stumbled into an abandoned house and found a pile
of cash. Suddenly, the dizzying thrill of money and power makes the future seem
strangely irrelevant. Now, almost twenty years later, Philip returns to that life-changing
summer to tally up the costs of their discovery.
Philip Mattheis has been an editor for one of Germany’s most popular youth magazines since
2008, and occasionally writes for NEON as well. He lives in Munich.

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Hilarious and weirdly edifying top ten lists to show how we
can use pop culture to make ourselves smarter, happier, and
more interesting!

Zest Books
$16.99
9781936976362

 

Super Pop!
Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia,
Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays
Daniel Harmon
Super-Pop offers a maximum-pleasure, minimum-effort means of becoming better at
trivia, more interesting at a party, and, if it really comes down to it, just a little bit more
likely to fight off a shark with a pair of pliers. In the course of fifty top ten lists
and more than five hundred entries, you’ll learn how to outwit death (hint: watch
Deliverance), melt a frozen heart (answer: fire up some Andrea Bocelli), and find your
spirit animal (delve into Planet Earth). So whether you’re wondering what to watch
tonight or how you’ll ever impress that date tomorrow, Super-Pop has the answer. It’s
time to put pop culture to work!
Daniel Harmon is the editorial director at Zest Books, as well as a longtime editor of pop culture
projects for a variety of publishers. He is a former staff writer at Brokelyn.com, and the author of
an essay about Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room, which was published in the anthology Cult Pop
Culture (2011).

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Nature

Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about birds.

Previous ISBN: 978-0-618-307227
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.95/$9.95 Can.
9780544026926
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Birds
Peter Alden and John Sill
Kids of all ages love to color. It’s fun. It can be even more fun when they’re learning
something while coloring. Each drawing in this coloring book has a colored sticker to
match so that kids can place the sticker next to the drawing. While kids color, they can
refer to the sticker to color each bird realistically. Covering more than 260 species, this
is the most comprehensive bird coloring book available—when it’s finished it becomes
a field guide kids have created themselves, making it truly meaningful and educational. 
PETER C. ALDEN is the author of many books, includeing the Peterson First Guide to Mammals of
North America.
JOHN SILL is a prolific nature book illustrator and bird painter.

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Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about
butterflies.

Previous ISBN: 978-0-618-307234
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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9780544033399
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Butterflies
Robert Michael Pyle and Sarah Anne Hughes
Coloring is fun, especially with the many varied and colorful butterflies shown here.
Each drawing in this coloring book has a colored sticker to match so that kids can
place the sticker next to the drawing. While kids color, they can refer to the sticker to
color each butterfly realistically. Covering 190 species, this is the most comprehensive
butterfly coloring book available—when it’s finished it becomes a field guide kids have
created themselves, making it truly meaningful and educational. 
ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE is the author of fourteen books, including Chasing Monarchs and
Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal.
SARAH ANNE HUGHES is also the illustrator of the Peterson Field Guide Coloring Book: Reptiles
and Amphibians.

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Nature

Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about
dinosaurs.

Previous ISBN 978-0-618-54224-6
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.95/$9.95 Can.
9780544032552
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Dinosaurs
John Kricher and Gordon Morrison
We don't know for certain what colors dinosaurs were, so kids can use their
imagination! But scientists do have models based on modern reptiles, and each drawing
in this coloring book has a colored sticker to match so that kids can place the sticker
next to the drawing. While kids color, they can refer to the sticker to color
each dinosaur the way scientists think it may have looked. Covering 110 species, this is
the most comprehensive dinosaur coloring book available. 
JOHN KRICHER’s works include the Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain
and Southwestern Forests, and California and Pacific Northwest Forests. GORDON MORRISON is a
well-known naturalist praised by Roger Tory Peterson.

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Nature

Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about
mammals.

Previous ISBN: 978-0-618-307364
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.95/$9.95 Can.
9780544032545
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Mammals
Peter Alden and Fiona Reid
From the golden orange of a red fox to the slate gray of a bottle-nosed dolphin, each
drawing in this coloring book has a colored sticker to match so that kids can place the
sticker next to the drawing. While kids color, they can refer to the sticker to color
each mammal realistically. Covering more than 170 species, this is the most
comprehensive mammal coloring book available—when it’s finished it becomes a field
guide kids have created themselves, making it truly meaningful and educational. 
PETER C. ALDEN is the author of many books, including the Peterson First Guide to Mammals of
North America.
FIONA A. REID is the author of several books, including the Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of
North America.

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Nature

Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about reptiles
and amphibians.

Previous ISBN: 978-0-618-307371
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.95/$9.95 Can.
9780544026957
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Reptiles and Amphibians
Sarah Anne Hughes, Robert Stebbins, and Roger Conant
Snakes, frogs, toads, turtles, salamanders—boys and girls of all ages can have fun and
learn while coloring. Each drawing in this coloring book has a colored sticker to match
so that kids can place the sticker next to the drawing. While kids color, they can refer
to the sticker to color each reptile or amphibian realistically. Covering nearly 190
species, this is the most comprehensive coloring book on reptiles and amphibians
available—when it’s finished it becomes a field guide kids have created themselves,
making it truly meaningful and educational. 
ROGER CONANT was an American herpetologist, author, and conservationist.
SARAH ANNE HUGHES has illustrated many nature books.
ROBERT C. STEBBINS is a professor emeritus and author of many books.

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Nature

Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about the
seashore.

Previoius ISBN: 978-0-618-542253
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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9780544033993
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Seashores
John Kricher and Gordon Morrison
Kids can immerse themselves in the seashore habitat by coloring its variety of plants
and wildlife. Each drawing in this coloring book has a colored sticker to match so that
kids can place the sticker next to the drawing. While kids color, they can refer to the
sticker to color each fish, bird, shell, or plant realistically. Covering more than 320
species, this is the most comprehensive coloring book on the seashore available—when
it’s finished it becomes a field guide kids have created themselves, making it truly
meaningful and educational. 
JOHN KRICHER and GORDON MORRISON have written and illustrated a number of books
together, including the Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain and Southwestern
Forests, and California and Pacific Northwest Forests.

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64 pages
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Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about shells.

Previous ISBN: 978-0-618-542239
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.95/$9.95 Can.
9780544036222
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Shells
Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and John Douglass
Shells, the cast-off homes of small, soft-bodied animals, come in many shapes and sizes.
Finding a shell and knowing what kind it is is like unwrapping a present. Each drawing
in this coloring book has a colored sticker to match so that kids can place the sticker
next to the drawing. While kids color, they can refer to the sticker to color each shell
realistically. Covering nearly 220 species, this is the most comprehensive shell coloring
book available—when it’s finished it becomes a field guide kids have created
themselves, making it truly meaningful and educational. 
JOHN AUBREY DOUGLASS is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes and
the Peterson First Guide to Shells.
JACKIE LEATHERBY DOUGLASS is the author of the Peterson First Guide to Shells.

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Nature

Stickers and coloring provide a fun way to learn about
wildflowers.

Previous ISBN: 978-0-618-307357
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.95/$9.95 Can.
9780544026971
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Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books:
Wildflowers
Roger Tory Peterson and Frances Tenenbaum
Identifying wildflowers is something that can be done anywhere—the woodlands may
have lady's-slippers, but a crack in city pavement may be home to a scarlet pimpernel.
This book offers a shortcut to recognizing these flowers and more. Each drawing in this
coloring book has a colored sticker to match so that kids can place the sticker next to
the drawing. While kids color, they can refer to the sticker to color each wildflower
realistically. Covering 146 species, this is the most comprehensive wildflower coloring
book available—when it’s finished it becomes a field guide kids have created
themselves, making it truly meaningful and educational. 
FRANCES TENENBAUM is the editor and author of several gardening books.
VIRGINIA SAVAGE is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles including the Peterson
Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers.

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