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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
BOOKS FO R CHILDREN

Illustration by D.B. Johnson from Palazzo Inverso. See pages 8–9.

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
32 pages • 7 x 81⁄2
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-547-21567-9
MARKETING:
• 6-copy counter display
• Poster
• IndieBound promotion

The Quiet Book
Deborah Underwood Illustrated by Renata Liwska
There are many kinds of quiet:
Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet and cozy, and can most definitely help you fall asleep.
With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book
explores all the different quiets that can fill a child’s days from morning to night.

6-copy counter display
978-0-547-38265-4
$77.70

Deborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco
and loves cat-sleeping-on-your-stomach quiet and smelling-lilacs quiet. You can visit her
website at www.DeborahUnderwoodBooks.com.

Drawing-a-picture-book quiet is Renata Liwska’s favorite kind of quiet. Renata’s
previous picture books include Little Panda, which she wrote and illustrated. You
can visit her website at www.uwaga.ca.

Also by Renata Liwska:
Little Panda
978-0-618-96627-1
$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 3

PICTURE BOOK

A celebration of quiet moments from
“lollipop quiet” to “hide-and-seek quiet.”

PICTURE BOOK

Lyle the crocodile is back with an
May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
24 pages • 91⁄2 x 91⁄2
Ctn qty: 50
US, C, O
B/T/P/M/S: Curtis Brown
Picture book

$12.99 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-547-22323-0
MARKETING:
• Online promotion—video
• Postcard
• Lyle costume

Lyle Walks the Dogs
A Counting Book
Bernard Waber Illustrated by Paulis Waber
Lyle the crocodile has a new job walking dogs. As Lyle’s excellent reputation as a
dog walker spreads, the number of dogs in his charge grows—from one dog to
ten! Whether they’re frisky or happy, sniffy or snappy, Lyle must get them all
walking together in harmony. But never fear: Lyle’s winning smile and gentle ways
will always save the doggie day! Young children will enjoy walking the dogs—and
counting from one to ten—with Lyle. The back cover features a matching activity.
Bernard Waber is the beloved, best-selling author and illustrator of eight previous books
about everyone’s favorite crocodile, Lyle. He is also the creator of numerous other books for
children. He lives in Baldwin Harbor, New York.

Paulis Waber is the daughter of Bernard Waber. The first Lyle the Crocodile book, The
For information on how to rent the
Lyle costume see page 150.

House on East 88th Street, was dedicated to her. Paulis Waber lives with her husband and
three children in Washington, D.C.

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exciting new job walking dogs!
More Lyle books by Bernard Waber:

The House on East 88th Street

Lyle at Christmas

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

978-0-395-18157-7 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-19970-1 $6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
978-0-395-48878-2
$10.95 Book & Cassette/$12.95 CAN

978-0-395-91304-8 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-618-38002-2 $5.95 PA/$6.95 CAN

978-0-395-16995-7 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-395-13720-8 $6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
978-0-395-66502-2
$9.95 Book & Cassette/$10.95 CAN
978-0-618-95968-6
$9.99 Book & CD/$13.99 CAN

Lyle at the Office
Lovable Lyle

978-0-395-70563-6 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-82743-7 $7.99 PA/$10.99 CAN

Funny, Funny Lyle

978-0-395-19858-2 $17.00 CL/$19.50 CAN
978-0-395-25378-6 $6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

978-0-395-43619-6 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-60287-4 $6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

Lyle Finds His Mother
Lyle and the Birthday Party

978-0-395-19489-8 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-27398-2 $6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

978-0-395-15080-1 $17.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-17451-7 $6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

Praise for previous
Lyle the Crocodile books:
“The happiest of creations by a talented and
original artist.” —Chicago Tribune
“America’s favorite reptile.” —Booklist

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 5

PICTURE BOOK

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
32 pages • 8 x 10
Ctn qty: 48
US, C, O
B/T/P/M: The Miller Agency
A/S: HMH
Nonfiction picture book

A picture book biography about Thomas Edison,
written and illustrated by a true master.

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-19487-5

A Wizard from the Start
The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing
Inventions of Thomas Edison
Don Brown

Also by Don Brown:
Teedie
978-0-618-17999-2
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

A wizard from the start, Thomas Edison had a thirst for knowledge, a taste for
mischief, and a hunger for discovery—but his success was made possible by his
boundless energy. At age fourteen he coined his personal motto: “The more to
do, the more to be done,” and then went out and did, picking up skills and
knowledge at every turn. Soon learning about things that already existed wasn’t
enough, so he dreamed up inventions to improve the world.
From his humble boyhood as a farmer’s son, selling newspapers on trains,
reading through public libraries shelf by shelf, and dreaming of new inventions,
Edison went on to become a legend as a man.

Odd Boy Out

After Don Brown discovered a complete and utter lack of aptitude for calculus or physics,

978-0-618-49298-5
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-01435-7
$6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

he switched his major to history and eventually earned a B.A. degree. With no training—
except a lifetime of obsessive doodling—Don became an illustrator and forged a successful
career. You can learn more at www.booksbybrown.com.

6 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
64 pages • 9 x 11
Ctn qty: 24
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

$17.00 Rnf./$22.95 CAN
978-0-547-19469-1
MARKETING:
• Regional author appearances

Country Road ABC
An Illustrated Journey Through America’s Farmland
Arthur Geisert
On today’s farm, B is for barn cat, E is for erosion, G is for grinding feed, and I is
for . . . inoculate?
In twenty-six beautifully detailed spreads, acclaimed illustrator Arthur Geisert
takes readers on a literal journey following a real road in Iowa (County Road Y31)
through the ins and outs of America’s farmland. This isn’t your grandfather’s farm
book. Sure, it features pigs, hay, and other familiar residents, but you’ll also see
very different kinds of quicksand and traffic jams here. Along the bottom of each
page is a continuous panorama that totals nearly forty feet of art. Country Road
ABC is a unique look at America’s farmland.

Also by Arthur Geisert:
Hogwash
978-0-618-77332-9
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Arthur Geisert is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including
Hogwash, Oops, and The Giant Ball of String. He presently lives in Iowa, where he
became good friends with many farmers and their families as he researched this book.

Lights Out
978-0-618-47892-7
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 7

PICTURE BOOK

A beautiful and humorous alphabetic journey
through America’s present-day farmland.

PICTURE BOOK

D. B. Johnson channels M. C. Escher in
May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 81⁄2 x 12
Ctn qty: 38
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-23999-6
MARKETING:
• Author appearances
• Poster

Palazzo Inverso
D. B. Johnson
Mauk, mischievous apprentice to the master architect, mustn’t draw on the plans
for the new Palazzo. But by moving the plans a bit each day, he finds a way to
alter them, turning the master’s creation onto its head! Discover what mystery
and excitement a small change of perspective has brought to the Palazzo.
In this masterpiece inspired by M. C. Escher, D. B. Johnson pushes the picture
book to new extremes. With its continuous narrative and illustrations that can be
viewed upside down, readers can turn the book over on page thirty-two and read
all the way back to page one. Enter the Palazzo Inverso . . . and see if you can
find your way out.
D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years. Mr. Johnson’s
first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, won numerous awards, including the Boston
Globe–Horn Book Award for picture books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.
Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire. Learn more at the website
www.henryhikes.com.

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this delightful, topsy- turvy picture book.

Also by D. B. Johnson:
Henry’s Night

Henry Works

Written with Linda Michelin
978-0-547-05663-0 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

978-0-618-42003-2 $15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN

★ “Johnson has surpassed all conventional
biographers in presenting Thoreau’s philosophy
and spirit in ways that will make sense to
younger readers. A great bedtime read, as
mysterious and thought-provoking as a zen
koan.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Small picture-book doses of Henry David
Thoreau, at least in Johnson’s books, turn out to
be invigorating for children of a surprisingly wide
age range and pleasing to read at both home
and at school.” —New York Times Book Review

Henry Builds a Cabin
978-0-618-13201-0 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
978-0-395-96867-3 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-618-73749-9 $6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
“A masterpiece. . . . The finest illustrations
I’ve seen in years and years and years.”
—Daniel Pinkwater, NPR’s Weekend Edition

★ “Johnson’s singular illustrations of the
changing seasons exhibit the planed surfaces
of cubist paintings. Each scene sparkles as if
viewed through multifaceted glass.”
—Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Four Legs Bad, Two Legs Good
978-0-618-80909-7 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
“Johnson’s art is great. . . . A sprightly scenario,
full of quirky, quacky fun.” —Booklist

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 9

PICTURE BOOK

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
32 pages • 81⁄2 x 11
Ctn qty: 44
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

The powerful story behind the poem
that defined the Statue of Liberty as
a welcoming icon for immigrants.

$17.00 Rnf./$22.95 CAN
978-0-547-17184-5
MARKETING:
• Discussion guide

Emma’s Poem
The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
Linda Glaser Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . .

Also by Linda Glaser:

In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from eastern
Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a
gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the statue,
thanks to Emma’s poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation
that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores.

Bridge to America
978-0-618-56301-2
$16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN

Also illustrated by Claire A. Nivola:
The Flag Maker
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
978-0-618-26757-6
$16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-618-80111-0
$6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

Linda Glaser’s grandparents immigrated from eastern Europe in the late 1800s to
New York City, where they first saw the huge statue. You can visit her website at
www.lindaglaserauthor.com.

Claire A. Nivola’s parents and grandparents arrived by ship in New York Harbor in 1939—
passing under the gaze of the Statue of Liberty—as part of the great European flight from
anti-Semitism and Fascism.

10 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
32 pages • 9 x 11
Ctn qty: 38
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-86254-2

A Dignity of Dragons
Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts
Jacqueline K. Ogburn Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli
To catch a glimpse of one unicorn is lucky; to see a grace of unicorns is to witness
a marvel.
In this book, you will also find: a riddle of sphinx, a splash of mermaids, a
flurry of yetis, and more.
With inventive groupings, luminous artwork, and a fact-filled glossary, A Dignity
of Dragons makes for a bestiary to treasure. For within its pages you will learn
about the creatures you may be lucky enough to see, if you know where to look.
Among the groups Jacqueline K. Ogburn has belonged to are an order of waitresses, a
query of editors, and a scribbling of writers. When her own editor asked, “What do you
call a group of unicorns?” this book was her answer.

Also by Jacqueline K. Ogburn:
The Bake Shop Ghost
Illustrated by Marjorie A. Priceman
978-0-618-55459-1
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-07677-5
$6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

Also illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli:
Of all the beasts Nicoletta Ceccoli researched for this book, she would most like to
meet the yeti because of his lonely and mysterious mood. Visit her website at
www.nicolettaceccoli.com.

Oscar and the Mooncats
by Lynda Gene Rymond
978-0-618-56316-6
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 11

PICTURE BOOK

Inventive groupings for magical
creatures make this a clever twist
on the well-loved bestiary.

NONFICTION

A Caldecott Honor–winning duo draws inspiration from graphic novels
May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
32 pages • 8 x 111⁄2
Ctn qty: 40
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Nonfiction picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-24515-7
MARKETING:
• Discussion guide
• Postcard

How to Clean a Hippopotamus
A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
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.
Robin Page and Steve Jenkins 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 ten-year-old 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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to bring symbiosis to life in this stunning nonfiction picture book.

Also by Steve Jenkins
and Robin Page:
How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?
978-0-618-96634-9
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
★ “An enthralling read-aloud.”
—Booklist, starred review

Move!
978-0-618-64637-1
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-24000-8
$7.99 BB/$10.99 CAN
★ “This book is gorgeous and
educational.” —School Library
Journal, starred review

What Do You Do
with a Tail Like This?
978-0-618-25628-0
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-99713-8
$7.95 PA/$10.95 CAN
Caldecott Honor book
★ “This is a striking, thoughtfully
created book with intriguing
facts made more memorable
through dynamic art.”
—Booklist, starred review

Also by Steve Jenkins:
Down, Down, Down
978-0-618-96636-3
$17.00 Rnf./$22.95 CAN
“In this plunge into the deep, Jenkins
displays his usual keen awareness of what
is fascinating about biology and imparts
it without sensationalism—the facts speak
for themselves.” —Booklist

Never Smile at a Monkey
978-0-618-96620-2
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 13

PICTURE BOOK

Glorious poetry, fascinating science, and stunning art celebrate the
April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
40 pages • 101⁄2 x 101⁄2
Ctn qty: 30
World
B/T/A/P/S: HMH
M: Text: HMH
Art: Artist c/o HMH
Poetry picture book

$17.00 Rnf./$22.95 CAN
978-0-618-71719-4
MARKETING:
• Downloadable poetry kit
• Broadside poster

Ubiquitous
Celebrating Nature’s Survivors
Joyce Sidman Illustrated by Beckie Prange
From the creators of the Caldecott Honor book Song of the Water Boatman and
Other Pond Poems . . .
Ubiquitous (yoo-bik-wi-tuhs): something that is (or seems to be) everywhere
at the same time.
Why is the beetle, born 265 million years ago, still with us today? (Because
its wings mutated and hardened.) How did the gecko survive 160 million years?
(By becoming nocturnal and developing sticky toe pads.) How did the shark and
the crow and the tiny ant survive millions and millions of years?
When 99 percent of all life forms on earth have become extinct, why do some
survive? And survive not just in one place, but in many places: in deserts, in ice,
in lakes and puddles, inside houses, in forests, and in farmland? How do they
become ubiquitous?

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successful and sturdy organisms that have overcome both predators and time.

Also by Joyce Sidman and
illustrated by Beckie Prange:
Song of the Water Boatman
and Other Pond Poems
978-0-618-13547-9 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
Caldecott Honor book
★ “An organic union of poetry and science, this
book encourages readers to ponder the minute
and magnificent life of the natural world.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
★ “In this strikingly illustrated collection,
science facts combine with vivid poems about
pond life through the seasons. . . . An elegant,
inspiring volume.” —Booklist, starred review

Also by Joyce Sidman:

Red Sings from Treetops
Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
978-0-547-01494-4 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Joyce Sidman lives in Wayzata, Minnesota, where she battles dandelions
with great respect for their survival techniques. You can visit her website

★ “Sustaining the playfulness of the text and its
sense of awe, mystery, and beauty, [Zagarenski’s
illustrations] contribute gracefully to the
celebration.”—Horn Book, starred review

at www.joycesidman.com.

Beckie Prange lives in Ely, Minnesota, where she spends as much time as
possible in the woods looking at lichens, crows, and other hardy northern
species. Her first book received a Caldecott Honor. You can visit her
website at www.beckieprange.com.
This Is Just to Say
Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
978-0-618-61680-0 $16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 15

EARLY READER

Funny stories from George and Martha: One
July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50
US, C, O
B/A/P/M/S: HMH
T: HMH, Author c/o HMH
Early reader

$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-14421-4

George and
Martha
Full of Surprises
James Marshall
These new editions use original art and
text from James Marshall’s storybooks
and are now available in a 6 x 9 reader
format with a bright new cover.
Story Number One: “The Big Scare”
George scares Martha but wonders
when Martha will return the favor.
Story Number Two: “The
Amusement Park”
Martha finds the perfect time to
scare an unsuspecting George.

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50
US, C, O
B/A/P/M/S: HMH
T: HMH, Author c/o HMH
Early reader

$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-14422-1

George and
Martha
One Fine Day
James Marshall
Story Number One: “The Tightrope”
George and Martha learn about
self-confidence.
Story Number Two: “The Diary”
Martha has a hard time writing in her
diary with George lurking around.
Story Number Three: “The Icky Story”
George shares an icky story with
Martha but has a hard time when
Martha shares a story of her own.

16 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

Fine Day, now formatted for early readers.
James Marshall (1942–1992) was one of the most popular
and celebrated artists in the field of children’s literature. Three
of his books were selected as New York Times Book Review
Best Illustrated Books of the Year, and he received a Caldecott
Honor Award in 1989 for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. With
more than seventy-five books to his credit, including the
popular George and Martha series, Mr. Marshall earned the
admiration and love of countless readers.

Also by James Marshall:

George and Martha

George and Martha: One More Time

978-0-618-96331-7
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

978-0-547-14423-8
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

George and Martha: Two Great Friends

George and Martha: The Best of Friends

978-0-618-96178-8
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

978-0-618-98451-0
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

George and Martha: Rise and Shine

George and Martha: Round and Round

978-0-547-14425-2
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

978-0-618-98505-0
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 17

FICTION

What a ball—Lois Lowry and
April
Black-and-white illustrations
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7
192 pages • 51⁄2 x 73⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T: HMH
A/P/M/S: Text: Harold Ober Associates
Art: Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams &
Sheppard
Middle grade fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-23869-2
MARKETING:
• Extensive ARC mailings
and giveaways
• Author tour
• Bookmark
• Publicity
• National advertising

The Birthday Ball
Lois Lowry Illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely
unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate—for a week. Disguised as a peasant,
she attends the village school as the smart new girl, “Pat,” and attracts friends and
the attention of the handsome schoolmaster. Disgusting suitors, lovable peasants,
and the clueless king and queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Priscilla
calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for Princess
Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves.
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She has received
countless honors including Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and
The Giver. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in
Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, you can visit her website at www.loislowry.com.

Jules Feiffer’s artistic sensibility permeates a wide range of creative work, from his Pulitzer
Prize–winning comic strip in the Village Voice to his beloved illustrations for The Phantom
Tollbooth. You can visit his website at www.julesfeiffer.com.

18 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

Jules Feiffer together for the first time!
鵻鵼
An excerpt from The Birthday Ball:
When Princess Patricia Priscilla woke on the morning of the
day that was five days before her birthday, her first thoughts
were not Oh, I am almost another year older, hardly a child anymore! or I wonder what fabulous gifts will be presented to me at
the Birthday Ball six nights from now!
No. Her thoughts were Bored, bored, bored.

鵻鵼

Also by Lois Lowry:
The Willoughbys
978-0-618-97974-5 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
★ “Lowry . . . casts her noble and enviable
shadow wide across the landscape of children’s
literature. . . . Here [she] turns her quick, sly
gaze to parody.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
review by Lemony Snicket
★ “Sparkingly smart satire.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Gooney Bird Is So Absurd
978-0-547-11967-0 $15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
“The story unfolds with fresh humor that
keeps readers interested. A fine selection
for beginning chapter book readers and as a
read-aloud.” —School Library Journal

Gooney the Fabulous
978-0-618-76691-8 $15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN

Gooney Bird and the Room Mother
978-0-618-53230-8 $15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN

Gooney Bird Greene
978-0-618-23848-4 $15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 19

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June
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7
144 • 51⁄4 x 73⁄4
Ctn qty: 48
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Dunham Literary
Chapter book

Can one girl have both the wisdom
to ask questions and the faith to
believe in something bigger?

$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-24966-7
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Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth
Sandra Dutton
Ten-year-old Mary Mae loves to sing hymns with her Granny, go to Sunday
school, and learn about trilobites. She has lots of questions about how the earth
looked millions of years ago. Trouble is, Mary Mae’s mother thinks it’s wrong to
believe the world is that old. Mama believes God created it six thousand years ago,
and she believes that nobody should teach Mary Mae otherwise. When Mary Mae
starts taking her questions to church, asking how God created the earth in six
days or how eight people could take care of animals on an ark, Mama puts her
foot down: homeschooling. Mary Mae must decide where her loyalties lie: with
science and Miss Sizemore, with God and Mama, or somewhere in the middle.
Sandra Dutton grew up the daughter of Sunday school teachers in Ohio. She was as
curious about the book of Genesis as she was about the fossils in her backyard. She says,
“I wrote this book for kids like me who love discovering things, whether in the Bible, the
Also by Sandra Dutton:
Dear Miss Perfect
978-0-618-67717-7
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

backyard, or a history book. I want them to have the courage to ask questions.” She has
two grown sons and lives with her husband in Maine. You can visit her at her website
www.sandradutton.com.

20 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

April
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
128 pages • 5 x 7
Ctn qty: 12
World English
B/A/P/M/S: HMH
T: Author c/o HMH
Middle grade fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-25752-5
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The Song of the Whales
Uri Orlev Translated by Hillel Halkin
Michael’s grandfather has a secret—a secret that’s almost too strange to share.
When Michael moves to Israel, he leaves loneliness behind and steps into
the light of his grandfather’s magic. Like a sorcerer’s apprentice, Michael learns
how to blur the lines between dreams and reality when his grandfather hands
down the most precious of gifts—a gift that allows Michael passage into his
grandfather’s dreams.
With a quiet simplicity that wins the reader over at once, Uri Orlev writes
in a style so sure and yet so unassuming that this story is certain to linger in
readers’ minds long after turning the last page.

Also by Uri Orlev:
Run, Boy, Run

Uri Orlev was born in Warsaw in 1931. In 1996, he received the highest international
recognition given to an author of children’s books, the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
He now lives in Jerusalem.

978-0-618-16465-3
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-95706-4 $6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
Batchelder Award winner

The Island on Bird Street

Author, journalist, and internationally renowned, award-winning translator
Hillel Halkin has translated several of Uri Orlev’s novels from Hebrew into English.

978-0-395-33887-2 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-61623-9 $6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
Batchelder Award winner

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 21

FICTION

An unforgettable, unworldly gift goes from
grandfather to grandson in a spellbinding novel
from a Hans Christian Andersen winner.

FICTION

May
Black-and-white illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
160 pages • 51⁄4 x 73⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Middle grade fiction

An illustrated chapter book for emerging readers
who are hungry for fantasy and adventure.

$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-23867-8
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The Basilisk’s Lair
Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist, Book 2
R. L. LaFevers Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Nate Fludd, beastologist, is back in the camel saddle in hot pursuit of a missing,
deadly Basilisk—the King of Serpents. As if saving an entire Dhughani village
from the Basilisk’s poisonous gaze isn’t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must
begin to piece together the mystery of his parents’ disappearance and protect the
lone copy of The Book of Beasts from a sinister man who always seems to be one
step ahead of them. Pack your goggles, rue, and an extra pair of gloves and join
Nate on another unbelievable adventure—there’s no rest for the world’s youngest
beastologist-in-training!
Also by R. L. LaFevers:
The Flight of the Phoenix
Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist, Book 1
Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
978-0-547-23865-4
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

For Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus
by R. L. LaFevers, see page 23.

R. L. LaFevers grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by a wide variety of beasts (besides her
brothers). You can visit her website at www.rllafevers.com.

Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her
six siblings in southern New England. If you’d like to see more of Kelly’s work, you can
visit her website at www.kelmurphy.com.

22 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

April
Black-and-white illustrations
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
400 pages • 51⁄2 x 73⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Middle grade fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-22592-0
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★ “A sure bet for
Harry Potter fans, as
well as Joan Aiken’s and
Eva Ibbotson’s readers.”

Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus

—Booklist, starred review
of Theodosia and the
Serpents of Chaos

R. L. LaFevers Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka
Being able to detect black magic isn’t all tea and crumpets, and for Theodosia
Throckmorton, it can be a decidedly tricky business! When Sticky Will drags
Theo to a magic show featuring the Great Awi Bubu, she quickly senses there
is more to the magician than he lets on, setting in motion a chain of events she
never could have bargained for.
Meanwhile, back at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities, Henry is
home for the spring holidays and makes an accidental discovery of an artifact
that alchemists have been hunting for for centuries. Soon, all the black-cloaked
occultists in London are trying to get their hands on it.

Also by R. L. LaFevers:
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris
978-0-618-92764-7
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

R. L. LaFevers grew up in Los Angeles, California, surrounded by a gaggle of brothers
who taught her an awful lot about how to get into mischief of all kinds, much like our
clever Theodosia Throckmorton. For more information about Theodosia, visit
www.theodosiathrockmorton.com.

Yoko Tanaka lives in Los Angeles and Bangkok with her husband and three cats. You
can see more of her artwork on her website at www.yokotanaka.com.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
978-0-618-75638-4
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-99976-7
$6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

For The Basilisk’s Lair by
R. L. LaFevers, see page 22.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 23

FICTION

Theodosia and her friends are pursued in a race
for one of the most ancient secrets of all time.

NONFICTION

Sibert Honor winners Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop chronicle a
April
Full-color photographs
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7
80 pages • 11 x 9
Ctn qty: 28
World
B/T/A/M/S: HMH
P: Sarah Jane Freyman
Nonfiction

$18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
978-0-618-49417-0
MARKETING:
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appearances

Kakapo Rescue
Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot
Sy Montgomery Photographs by Nic Bishop
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last
ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting and beautiful birds—the most
unusual parrots on earth—have suffered devastating population loss.
Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealand’s National
Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the
help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these
odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand.
Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day
excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo.
Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, documentary scriptwriter,
and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults.
You can visit her at: www.authorwire.com.

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many
acclaimed books for children. You can visit him at: www.nicbishop.com.

24 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

sensitive and scientific exploration about the endangered kakapo parrot.

More Scientists in the Field books by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop:

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain:
An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia
978-0-618-91645-0 $18.00 Rnf./$24.50 CAN

The Tarantula Scientist
978-0-618-14799-1 $18.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-618-91577-4 $7.95 PA/$10.95 CAN
Robert F. Sibert Honor book
★ “Another stellar excursion into the world of working scientists.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo:
An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
978-0-618-49641-9 $18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
978-0-547-24892-9 $8.99 PA/$11.99 CAN
Robert F. Sibert Honor book
★ “Montgomery gives . . . an unusually strong, visceral
sense of the work and cooperation fieldwork entails and the scope
and uniqueness of this particular mission. . . . As usual, Bishop’s color
photographs are exemplary and extend the excitement in close-ups
of creatures and of the team at work.” —Booklist, starred review

The Snake Scientist
978-0-395-87169-0 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
978-0-618-11119-0 $6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
IRA Award winner for nonfiction
★ “The excitement of science in action fills the pages of this book.”
—School Library Journal, starred review

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 25

NONFICTION

August
Full-color photographs
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
64 pages • 11 x 9
Ctn qty: 24
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Nonfiction

An in-depth (and sometimes
underwater) look at some of the world’s
most amazing creatures—seahorses.

$18.00 Rnf./$24.50 CAN
978-0-547-20713-1

Project Seahorse
Pamela S. Turner Photographs by Scott Tuason

More Scientists in the Field titles
by Pamela S. Turner:

Seahorses, some of the ocean’s most charming fish, are in trouble. In the past
twenty years their population has declined. They are threatened by overfishing,
pollution, and climate change. In the Philippines, villagers and conservationists
have joined forces to protect seahorses and the coral reefs where they live. Amanda
Vincent and Heather Koldewey, founders of Project Seahorse, work with Filipino
colleagues and fishers, such as Digoy Paden, to protect seahorses and the livelihood of local fishing families. Thanks to their efforts, the Handumon Marine
Protected Area is now a model “underwater park” where marine life is safe from
fishing.

The Frog Scientist
Photographs by Andy Comins
978-0-618-71716-3
$18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN

Gorilla Doctors
978-0-618-44555-4
$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
78-0-547-01433-3
$8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

Pamela S. Turner is an author and traveler who has lived in Kenya, South Africa, the
Philippines, and Japan. Each of her three children was born in a different country. She
lives in California. Visit her at her website at: www.pamelasturner.com.

Scott Tuason is one of Asia’s premier outdoor photographers. Scott began taking pictures at
age eight and diving at age ten. He lives in the Philippines with four rescued dogs and cats.

26 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

May
Full-color photographs
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
80 pages • 11 x 9
Ctn qty: 20
World
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Writers House
Nonfiction

$18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
978-0-547-15231-8

The Hive Detectives
Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe
Loree Griffin Burns Photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
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 beekeeper Dave Hackenburg’s horror when he discovered
twenty million of his charges had vanished. Those missing bees became the first
casualties of a mysterious scourge that continues to plague honey bee populations
today. 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 these
fuzzy, buzzy insects and learn what might happen to us if they were gone.
Also by Loree Griffin Burns:
Tracking Trash

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 writes and watches bees in
central Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three children. You can visit
her website at www.loreeburns.com.

978-0-618-58131-3
$18.00 Rnf./$24.50 CAN

For Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin
Burns in paperback, see page 118.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 27

NONFICTION

Bees are disappearing and without them,
life as we know it could come to a halt.

NONFICTION

August
Full-color, black-and-white illustrations
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
80 pages • 10 x 9
Ctn qty: 28
US, C, O
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Writers House
Nonfiction

An exciting look at one of the most mysterious—
and ferocious—creatures on earth: the giant squid.

$18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
978-0-547-07678-2

Here There Be Monsters
The Legendary Kraken and the Giant Squid
Harvey Newquist
Harvey Newquist’s fast-paced account reveals how long-ago myths about the
kraken transformed into the modern study of Architeuthis dux, the giant squid.
Weaving scientific discovery with historical accounts—along with the giant
squid’s appearance in film and literature—Here There Be Monsters explores the
mystery of this creature in fascinating detail. Readers will find that the monster
remains hidden no longer, for scientists have finally seen the kraken with their
own eyes . . . alive and rising up out of the sea.
After seeing the remains of the only giant squid in the Melbourne Aquarium, Harvey
Newquist decided it was the best way to explain the link between real creatures and
myths. He and his family live in Connecticut. You can learn more about him at his
website: www.newquistbooks.com.

28 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

All hail the American cowgirl!

$18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
978-0-618-73738-3

The Cowgirl Way
Hats Off to America’s Women of the West
Holly George-Warren
The 1840s ushered in the beginning of the largest migration in U.S. history.
People in crowded Eastern cities and towns on the Missouri River were feeling
the pull of the Western frontier. It was the dawn of a new era of expansion and,
over the next few decades, the making of a new kind of pioneer. It was the
birth of the cowgirl!
Welcome to the world of nimble equestriennes, hawkeyed sharpshooters, sly
outlaws, eloquent legislators, expert wranglers, and talented performers who made
eyes pop and jaws drop with their skills, savvy, and bravery. In this fascinating
account of an ever-evolving American icon, Holly George-Warren invites readers
to saddle up with a host of these trailblazers who helped settle the West and
define the cowgirl spirit.
Holly George-Warren is the author of the adult books Cowboy! How Hollywood Invented
the Wild West, and How the West Was Worn. She lives in upstate New York where she clomps
around in one of her thirty-three pairs of cowboy boots. You can visit her website at
www.hollygeorgewarren.com.

Also by Holly George-Warren:
Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels
Illustrated by Laura Levine
978-0-618-19100-0
$16.00 Rnf./$18.50 CAN

Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Illustrated by Laura Levine
978-0-618-43229-5
$5.95 PA/$6.95 CAN

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 29

NONFICTION

July
Full-color photographs
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
128 pages • 71⁄2 x 9
Ctn qty: 28
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Nonfiction

NONFICTION

A Newbery Honor and Sibert Medal winner tells the true, chilling

June
Black-and-white photographs
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
160 pages • 8 x 91⁄2
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown
Teen nonfiction

$19.00 CL/$25.95 CAN
978-0-618-44033-7
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They Called Themselves the KKK
The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Boys, let us get up a club. With those words, six restless young men raided the
linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on
horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee. The six friends
named their club the Ku Klux Klan, and, all too quickly, their club grew into
the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire with secret dens spread across the South.
This is the story of how a secret terrorist group took root in America’s
democracy. Filled with chilling and vivid personal accounts unearthed from oral
histories, congressional documents, and diaries, it is a book to read and remember.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti pored over 8,027 pages of congressional testimony, 2,300
slave narratives, and countless contemporaneous newspapers and diaries to research this
book. Ms. Bartoletti has won many awards and honors for her exemplary nonfiction including a Newbery Honor and Sibert Honor for Hitler Youth, the Sibert Medal for Black Potatoes,
and the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work.
You can visit her website at www.scbartoletti.com.

30 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

story of how a terrorist group took root in our democratic country.

Also by Susan Campbell Bartoletti:

Black Potatoes:
The Story of the Great Irish Famine
978-0-618-00271-9
$18.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-618-54883-5
$9.95 PA/$10.95 CAN
Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
★ “Bartoletti humanizes the big
events by bringing the readers up close
to the lives of ordinary people.”
—Booklist, starred review

Susan Campbell Bartoletti talks about the
inspiration for They Called Themselves the KKK:

The Flag Maker

This book began several years ago during a trip to Tennessee, when I spotted a
statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest.
At the time, I knew Forrest’s daring exploits earned him the reputation as a
brilliant Confederate cavalry general who was both insubordinate and ruthless.
I also knew this: In 1867 Forrest became the first Grand Wizard of the Ku
Klux Klan, a secret paramilitary organization founded the year before and dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of white supremacy throughout the South.
During this time, Ku Klux Klan dens spread throughout the South, brutally
attacking defenseless freed men, women, and children who exercised their
freedom and white people sympathetic to the freed people’s condition.
As I considered that statue, I found myself wondering about the thousands
of victims of Klan violence and asking: Where are their statues?
I learned there are none.
The lives of the Klan victims are greater than the humiliation and violence
that they suffered. It is my hope that the stories told in these pages will stand
in memorial to their great courage and to the pivotal role they played in
American history.

Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
978-0-618-26757-6
$16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
★ “The book’s resonance owes as
much to the delicate watercolors as to
Bartoletti’s controlled storytelling.”
—Booklist, starred review

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 31

FICTION

In this follow-up to The Neddiad and The Yggyssey,
June
Black-and-white illustrations
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
288 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T: HMH
A/P/M/S: Andrea Brown
Middle grade fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-22324-7
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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Daniel Pinkwater
Big Audrey is a girl . . . with cat’s whiskers . . . and sort of cat’s eyes.
But, is there another cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eyed girl?
Big Audrey waves goodbye to her friends Iggy, Neddie, Seamus, and Crazy
Wig in Los Angeles and hitches a ride with bongo-playing-while-driving Marlon
Brando across the country to city of mystery, Poughkeepsie, New York. She
discovers that she has questions needing answers—and a bit of inter-plane-ofexistence traveling to do.
Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag off on an incredibly strange
and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger in
this hilarious novel.
People who own radios may know Daniel Pinkwater as a popular commentator and
children’s book reviewer on National Public Radio. He lives with his wife, the illustrator
and novelist Jill Pinkwater, and several dogs and cats in a very old farmhouse in New York’s
Hudson River Valley. Take a trip to Pinkwater’s cyber-oeuvre at www.pinkwater.com.

32 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

Daniel Pinkwater writes from his very own plane of existence.

“Daniel Pinkwater is the best, weirdest, most inspiring writer in the field today.
Watching him do bizarro is like watching Fred Astaire dance: jaw-dropping magic
that appears effortless and natural. Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl is full
of places I want to go, secret societies I want to join, people I want to meet, and
fried foods I want to gorge upon. This book will make you a very happy mutant
indeed. I do believe that Daniel Pinkwater is my favorite writer, living or dead.”
—Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and coeditor of Boing Boing
“Daniel Pinkwater is the best secret writer in the world. I was always told that
you could not have gradations of unique, but that’s silly: while all writers are
unique, Pinkwater is the uniquest. And so are his books, each uniquer
than the last. Books nothing like each other linked only by an attitude,
a delight in oddness, a magic that’s nothing like anyone else’s. The
Neddiad is funny and tender and strange and impossible to
describe. What Pinkwater does is magic, and I’m
grateful for it. Also, in case you get the urge,
they are enormous fun to read
aloud.” —Neil Gaiman

Also by Daniel Pinkwater:
The Neddiad

The Yggyssey

978-0-618-59444-3 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-13367-6 $6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN
★ “Even if there were no quest at the heart of
the tale (and there is a good one) this would be
a highly entertaining road trip—thanks to
Pinkwater’s one-of-a-kind comic sensibility and
his uncanny ability to access the language and
mindset of boys.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

978-0-618-59445-0 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-32865-2 $6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN
“Like The Neddiad, this sequel packs
wacky characters, absurd plot twists and improbable outcomes—and every page offers goofy, offbeat fun. . . . With his trio once again victorious,
Pinkwater serves up another dose of lighthearted
entertainment.” —Publishers Weekly
“The latest Pinkwater is nothing special, only the
usual wonderful . . . There is fun all along the
way. . . . In short, another Pinkwater, and that is
enough.” —New York Times Book Review

For The Yggyssey by Daniel Pinkwater,
see page 113.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 33

FICTION

April
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
176 pages • 51⁄4 x 73⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Dunham Literary
Middle grade fiction

In a world that sees only in black and white,
Sam uses her camera to look for shades of gray.

$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-07659-1
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Sources of Light
Margaret McMullan

Also by Margaret McMullan:
Cashay

It’s 1962, a year after the death of Sam’s war hero father. Now Sam and her mother
must move, along with their very liberal views, to Jackson, Mississippi, her father’s
conservative hometown. Needless to say, they don’t quite fit in.
People like the McLemores fear that Sam, her mother, and her mother’s artist
friend, Perry, are in the South to “agitate” and to shake up the dividing lines
between black and white and blur it all to gray. As racial injustices ensue—
sit-ins and run-ins with secret white supremacists—Sam learns to focus with her
camera lens to bring the social injustice out of the darkness and into the light.

978-0-547-07656-0
$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN

Margaret McMullan is the author of Cashay, When I Crossed No-Bob, and How I Found

When I Crossed No-Bob

the Strong. Twice she has received the Individual Artist fellowship from the Indiana Arts

978-0-618-71715-6
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-23763-3
$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN

Mississippi, near Smith County, and lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband and

Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was born in Newton County,
son. You can visit her website at www.margaretmcmullan.com.

34 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-22308-7
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The Education of Bet
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
When Will and Bet were four, tragic circumstances brought them to the same
house, to be raised by a wealthy gentleman as brother and sister. Now sixteen,
they’ve both enjoyed a privileged upbringing thus far. But not all is well in their
household. Because she’s a girl, Bet’s world is contained within the walls of their
grand home, her education limited to the rudiments of reading, writing, arithmetic, and sewing. Will’s world is much larger. He is allowed—forced, in his
case—to go to school. Neither is happy.
So Bet comes up with a plan and persuades Will to give it a try: They’ll
switch places. She’ll go to school as Will. Will can live as he chooses.
But once Bet gets to school, she soon realizes living as a boy is going to be
much more difficult than she imagined.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted also wrote Crazy Beautiful and is the coauthor of the Sisters Eight
series. She lives in Danbury, Connecticut.

Also by Lauren Baratz-Logsted:
Crazy Beautiful
978-0-547-22307-0
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

For The Sisters Eight Book Five:
Marcia’s Madness by Lauren
Baratz-Logsted, Greg Logsted, and
Jackie Logsted, see page 107.

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010 35

FICTION

This is not the education Bet expected.

July
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
192 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
A/S: HMH
B/T/P/M: The Knight Agency
Teen historical fiction

FICTION

May
Ages 14 and up • Grades 9 and up
250 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Anderson Literary
Teen fiction

Zen and Xander pursue the mystery of
their mother’s past, forming a bond that
keeps them from coming undone.

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Zen and Xander Undone
Amy Kathleen Ryan

Also by Amy Kathleen Ryan:

Zen and Xander are sisters—truly, madly, deeply sisters, and this is their last
summer together.
Zen is the “good” girl with a black belt in karate and a newfound penchant for
kicking heads. Xander is a wild, scientific genius with a self-destructive streak a
light-year long. They have three things in common: they’re brown-eyed blondes,
they’ve noticed the boy next door has turned into a hottie, and they miss their
mom, who died almost a year ago.
These sisters are surviving just fine—except Zen keeps getting into fights that
are harder and harder to finish, while Xander spirals into a vortex of late-night
parties, scary men, and drugs. What’s worse, Xander has scholarships to the most
coveted universities in the country, but she’s about to ruin everything. Should
Zen keep trying to protect Xander, or finally let her go?

Vibes
978-0-618-99530-1
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-24889-X
$8.99 PA/$11.99 CAN

Amy Kathleen Ryan is also the author of Vibes and a graduate of the New School
Creative Writing Program. She lives in Colorado. You can visit her website at
www.amykathleenryan.com.

36 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children • Spring 2010

Clarion Books
seems an appropriate and challenging name for our list. The word derives from the Latin
clarus, meaning “clear.” It was the name of a medieval trumpet with loud, clear tones,
and as an adjective it means “brilliantly clear.”
—from the first Clarion Books catalog, 1974

Illustration by Matt Phelan from
Flora’s Very Windy Day. See page 39.

PICTURE BOOK

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 8 x 10
Ctn qty: 40
World English
B/A/S: HMH
T/P/M: Text: Transatlantic Literary
Art: HMH
Picture book

A stray cat brings fame, fortune, and a parade of
important visitors to a poor coffee shop owner.

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-97769-7

The Famous Nini
A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White
Cat Became a Star
Mary Nethery Illustrated by John Manders

Also illustrated by John Manders:

In Venice in the 1890s, a café owner takes in a stray cat she names Nini. This is
against her better judgment, for the café is modest, and she has nothing to spare.
But in no time at all, the cat becomes a celebrity, charming all sorts of important
visitors, including Giuseppe Verdi and the pope himself. In the end, Nini’s
resonant purr and the comfort it brings to a little girl produce a small miracle.
Featuring humorous illustrations with a vintage feel, this inspiring story about
a real cat assures us that acts of kindness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.
Includes an author’s note.

Such a Prince
by Dan Bar-el
978-0-618-71468-1
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

Fergus and the Night-Demon
by Jim Murphy
978-0-618-33955-6
$16.00 Rnf./$18.50 CAN

38 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

Mary Nethery is the coauthor of Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship,
and Survival and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle. She lives in Eureka,
California. You can visit her website at www.marynethery.com.

John Manders has illustrated many picture books, including Such a Prince by Dan Bar-el.
He lives in Pittsburgh. You can visit his website at www.johnmanders.com.

August
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
32 pages • 9 x 10
Ctn qty: 40
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Text: HMH
Art: Writers House
Picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-98676-7
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Flora’s Very Windy Day
Jeanne Birdsall Illustrated by Matt Phelan
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’s utterly charming picture book debut takes flight in Matt
Phelan’s twisting, twirling watercolors, brimming with wit and whimsy.
Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award–winning author of The Penderwicks and
its sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, both of which were also New York Times
bestsellers. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can visit her website at
www.jeannebirdsall.com.

Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Lucky
and its sequel, Lucky Breaks, both by Susan Patron. He lives in Philadelphia. You can visit
his website at www.mattphelan.com.

Also illustrated by Matt Phelan:
Very Hairy Bear
by Alice Schertle
978-0-15-216568-0
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Big George
by Anne Rockwell
978-0-15-216583-3
$17.00 Rnf./$22.95 CAN

Clarion Books • Spring 2010 39

PICTURE BOOK

A National Book Award–winning author
and a celebrated artist combine talents in
this delightfully imaginative sibling story.

PICTURE BOOK

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
48 pages • 81⁄2 x 101⁄4
Ctn qty: 32
World
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Bookstop Literary
Picture book

A wildly innovative picture book about
an artistic alley cat who discovers
Dadaism and finds her true home.

$17.00 Rnf./$22.95 CAN
978-0-547-12681-4
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Mimi’s Dada Catifesto
Shelley Jackson
Mimi is an artistic cat in need of a human. But for a cat like her—with the soul
of an artist—only an artist will do. Mr. Dada is a human who believes that art can
be anything, and that anything can be art. And for a human like him—with the
soul of a Dadaist—only an artistic pet will do. Sometimes, though, it takes a
while for humans to see what’s right in front of them all along. So it is a good
thing that Mimi is loud and silly and surprising and bold. Mimi is a Dada cat,
through and through.
This charming story about staying true to yourself sparkles with playful prose
and stunning mixed-media illustrations while introducing readers to the Dadaist
art movement. Includes an author’s note, a list of books and websites, and an index.
Shelley Jackson’s picture books include The Old Woman and the Wave, which she also
wrote, and The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice Harrington. In addition,
she is known for her pioneering cross-genre works, such as the ongoing Skin Project, a
novella published exclusively in the form of tattoos on the skin of volunteers. She lives
in Brooklyn. You can visit her website at www.ineradicablestain.com.

40 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 9 x 11
Ctn qty: 40
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Text: Full Circle Literary
Art: Artist c/o HMH
Picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-24197-5
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Chavela and the Magic Bubble
Monica Brown Illustrated by Magaly Morales
Chavela loves chomping chicle—chewing gum. And she loves blowing bubbles
even more. One day, while out with her abuelita, she finds a mysterious kind of
gum she’s never seen before. She pops it in her mouth and blows a giant bubble
that lifts her up into the air and carries her on a magical journey.
Luscious, candy-colored paintings illustrate this fantastical story with an
ecological twist. An afterword provides information on natural chewing gum,
the rainforest, and sustainable farming, as well as music to a traditional Latin
American folksong.
Monica Brown is the author of several award-winning books, among them My Name
Is Gabito/Me llamo Gabito, illustrated by Raúl Colón. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Find
out more about Monica on her website at www.monicabrown.net.

Magaly Morales is the illustrator of A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve
Days of Christmas by Pat Mora. She lives in Mexico.

Also illustrated by Magaly Morales:
A Piñata in a Pine Tree:
A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas
by Pat Mora
978-0-618-84198-1
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

Clarion Books • Spring 2010 41

PICTURE BOOK

A whimsical story that connects bubble
gum, the rainforest, and a little girl’s
Latin American heritage.

EARLY READER

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
48 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50
World English
B/S: HMH
T/A/P/M: Text: HMH
Art: Kirchoff/Wohlberg Inc.
Early reader

Three pigs find a friend in wolf ’s clothing
in this full-color chapter book.

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-04403-3

Wolf Pie
Brenda Seabrooke Illustrated by Liz Callen
Once, there were three pigs who lived in a brick house.
No, not those pigs.
These are the Pygg brothers: James, Marvin, and Lester. And when they get
a visit from a wolf named Wilfong, what you think is going to happen doesn’t.
And what you think couldn’t possibly happen actually might. But one thing that
will definitely happen is that everyone is going to learn how to make wolf pie—
and you know what the main ingredient in that is, right? (It’s probably not what
you’re thinking.)
Brenda Seabrooke’s most recent book is Cemetery Street, which was a nominee for the
Edgar Award and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Award for best young
adult book. She lives on an island in Englewood, Florida. You can visit her website at
www.childrensbookguild.org/seabrooke.htm.

Liz Callen studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and
for the past twenty-five years she has been creating illustrations for children. She lives
in Washington State.

42 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

June
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7
128 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/P/M/S: Nancy Gallt
A: HMH
Middle grade fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-25128-8
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Happy Birthday, Sophie Hartley
Stephanie Greene
Sophie Hartley is almost sure that her dad said okay when she asked for a baby
gorilla for her birthday. Soon the kids at school want to know every detail about
the gorilla, and dealing with her enthusiastic classmates gets harder as the big
day approaches. When teenage sister Nora leaves their shared bedroom for her
own space in the attic, and close friend Jenna shows signs of becoming a shrieker,
Sophie finds it hard to remain optimistic. Maybe painting her windowsills purple
will help. And maybe she’ll get the perfect present! Funny and believable, the
story of a big birthday will please old and new Sophie fans.

Also by Stephanie Greene:
Queen Sophie Hartley

Stephanie Greene is the author of many books for young readers, including the
popular Owen Foote books and two previous novels about Sophie Hartley. Ms.
Greene lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. You can visit her website at
www.stephaniegreenebooks.com.

978-0-618-49461-3
$15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN

Sophie Hartley, On Strike
978-0-618-71960-0
$15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN

Clarion Books • Spring 2010 43

FICTION

The third novel about strong-minded,
quirky Sophie Hartley.

FICTION

A gripping novel of Elizabethan England that could have
April
Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9
176 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown
Middle grade historical fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-23184-6
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Alchemy and Meggy Swann
Karen Cushman
Fans of Karen Cushman’s witty, satisfying novels will welcome Meggy Swann,
newly come to London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Meggy’s
mother was glad to be rid of her; her father, who sent for her, doesn’t want her
after all. Meggy is appalled by London, dirty and noisy, full of rogues and thieves,
and difficult to get around in—not that getting around is ever easy for someone
who walks with the help of two sticks. Just as her alchemist father pursues his
Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing
her own transformation. Earthy and colorful, Elizabethan London has its dark
side, but it also has gifts in store for Meggy Swann.
Karen Cushman is the acclaimed author of a Newbery Honor book and
a Newbery Medal book as well as four other popular historical novels, all
published by Clarion Books. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington
State. You can visit her website at www.karencushmanbooks.com.

44 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

come only from the pen of Newbery medalist Karen Cushman. 

An excerpt from Alchemy and Meggy Swann: 

“Fie upon this dirty city,” Meggy shouted, “home to every kind of dirt,
muck, and slime God ever created.”
“That may be so, but you will come to love her as I do,” Roger said.
“London is a fair that lasts all year. Around every corner is something
wondrous—here a man with a dancing monkey, yon our good Queen
Bess in silks and satins on a fine white horse. This way there’s a hanging
at Tyburn, that way fire-eaters and rope dancers and the puppeteers in
Fleet Street.” Gesturing grandly, he nearly knocked Meggy into the
teeming gutter.
“’Tis all here,” he continued, “the fine and the ragged, the rotten and
the pure. London may reek with old dirt, but her streets are filled with
new hopes, new dreams, and new ideas. You are fortunate to be here,
Margret Swann.” 

Praise for Alchemy and Meggy Swann:

Also by Karen Cushman:

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
978-0-395-72806-2 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN

The Loud Silence of Francine Green
978-0-618-50455-8 $16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN 

“The first thing that you've got to know about Cushman's latest
piece of historical fiction—this one set in London at the dawn of the
Elizabethan era—is that there are wonderful waves of high-spirited
discourse providing balance to the dire predicaments in which feisty,
differently-abled heroine Margret "Meggy" Swann finds herself. . . .
Page after page, the pre-Shakespearean London in which the tale is
set is delightfully colorful.” — Richie Partington, Richie’s Picks

Rodzina
978-0-618-13351-2 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN

Catherine, Called Birdy
Newbery Medal winner
ALA Notable Children’s Book

978-0-395-68186-2 $16.00 CL/$18.50 CAN
Newbery Honor Book

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Booklist Editors’ Choice
ABC Children’s Booksellers’ Choice
ABA’s Pick of the Lists
Horn Book fanfare book
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
NCTE Orbis Pictus notable trade book, language arts
Parenting Reading Magic Award, ten best books of the year

Matilda Bone
978-0-395-88156-9 $15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN

Parents’ Choice Award, fiction

The Midwife’s Apprentice
978-0-395-69229-5
$13.00 CL/$17.95 CAN

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers’
Choice Award

Clarion Books • Spring 2010 45

FICTION

June
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
176 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/S: HMH
A/P/M: Andrea Brown
Middle grade fiction

A refreshingly realistic novel about
friendship for preteen girls.

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-24395-5
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The Hard Kind of Promise
Gina Willner-Pardo
Sarah promised Marjorie when they were five years old that they would be best
friends forever. But that was before seventh grade, when everything changed—
everything except Marjorie. While Sarah wants to meet new people and try new
things, Marjorie still likes doing the same things they always did. It seems the
more time the two girls spend together, the more time Sarah wants to spend
apart. How did a promise that was so easy to make become so hard to keep?
With beautifully drawn characters and vivid details, this incisive novel portrays
middle school in all its complexity—both the promise of what is to come and the
pain of what must be left behind.
Also by Gina Willner-Pardo:
Figuring Out Frances
978-0-395-91510-3
$14.00 CL/$18.95 CAN

Jumping into Nothing
978-0-395-84130-3
$14.00 CL/$15.95 CAN

46 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

Gina Willner-Pardo is the author of My Mom and Other Mysteries of the Universe, which
Kirkus Reviews said “resonate[s] with authenticity.” Her other books include Daphne Eloise
Slater, Who’s Tall for Her Age and Figuring Out Frances, which won the Bank Street College
of Education Josette Frank Award and which School Library Journal called “a small treasure.”
She lives in California.

the

BONESHAKER

May
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
272 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary
Agency, Inc.
Middle grade fiction

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-24187-6
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By Kate Milford

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art to

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come.

The Boneshaker
Kate Milford
Thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—
self-operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake
Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town
with a mysterious vehicle under a tarp and an uncanny ability to make Natalie’s
half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan
of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze
of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth and realizes that only
she has the power to set things right.
Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family,
community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.
Kate Milford is a published playwright and screenwriter. Her first love, however, is fiction,
and The Boneshaker is her first book. She lives in Brooklyn. You can visit her website at
www.clockworkfoundry.com.

Clarion Books • Spring 2010 47

FICTION

A fast-paced historical fantasy brimming with
magical realism and steampunk elements.

NONFICTION

Russell Freedman addresses a subject rarely
May
Black-and-white photographs
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
128 pages • 91⁄2 x 91⁄2
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Teen nonfiction

$20.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-02686-2
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The War to End All Wars
World War I
Russell Freedman
Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex
and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and
alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level
military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all
contributed to the “great war,” which people hoped and believed would be
the only conflict of its kind. 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. Includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
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.

48 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

discussed with young readers: World War I.
Also by Russell Freedman:
Who Was First?
Discovering the Americas
Illustrated with archival prints and
black-and-white photographs
978-0-618-66391-0 $19.00 CL/$25.95 CAN
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Booklist Editors’ Choice
Book Sense Children’s Pick
The Colonial Dames of America
Young Reader Award winner
Nonfiction/Child Study Association
Flora Stieglitz Straus Award winner
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
New York Public Library
Book for the Teen Age
NSTA-CBC Notable Social Studies
Trade Book for Children
A School Library Journal
Best Book of the Year
★ “Freedman has done it again, providing
a well-organized, lucid, and engaging
explanation of an important subject for middlegrade and middle-school readers.”
—Horn Book, starred review

Adapted from the introduction:
World War I was the first full-scale war in which modern weapons inflicted
mass slaughter. Long-range artillery, rapid-fire machine guns, poison gas,
flame throwers, tanks, and airplanes that bombed and strafed produced new
kinds of terror and record levels of suffering and death. It was the bloodiest
conflict the world had ever seen. The survivors sought comfort in the belief
that this terrible war surely would be the last. By the time the exhausted
combatants finally laid down their arms, the conflict had become known
as The War to End All Wars.
Mighty empires collapsed as a result of the fighting. New nations came
into being. And the war’s aftershocks are still being felt in the world today.
The Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, America’s emergence as a world
power, the Second World War, and continuing turmoil in the Middle East
all have their roots in the First World War. More than that, the war changed
forever the way wars are fought and the way people think about the use of
military power.

The Voice That Challenged a Nation:
Marian Anderson and the
Struggle for Equal Rights
Illustrated with black-and-white
archival photographs
978-0-618-15976-5 $18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
A Newbery Honor book
Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
ALA Notable Children’s Book

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
978-0-89919-862-0 $17.95 CL/$19.95 CAN

Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the
Crusade Against Child Labor
978-0-395-58703-4 $21.00 CL/$23.95 CAN

Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life
978-0-395-74655-4 $19.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Clarion Books • Spring 2010 49

NONFICTION

August
Black-and-white photographs
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
144 pages • 7 x 9
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Teen nonfiction

The colorful, unconventional life
of a great American novelist.

$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-547-23630-8
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The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton
Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Edith Wharton, author of Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and other acclaimed
novels, was born into a wealthy family. Beginning in childhood, Edith found
ways to escape from society’s and her family’s expectations and follow an
unconventional, creative path. Unhappily married and eventually divorced,
she surrounded herself with male friends. She spent much of her life in Paris
and was recognized by the French government for her generosity and hard
work during World War I. Her literary and personal life, her witty and incisive
correspondence, her fondness for automobiles and small dogs—all are detailed
in this warm and sparkling account of a woman well ahead of her time. Includes
a bibliography, source notes, and an index.
Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge received a master’s degree in education and library science
from the University of Chicago. She has written picture books and nonfiction for children;
this is her first for Clarion Books. She lives in Richmond, Indiana.

50 Clarion Books • Spring 2010

Harcourt
Children’s
Books
Illustration by Heather Solomon from Ugly Pie. See page 53.

PICTURE BOOK

What happens when Little Rabbit
gets amazingly mad at his mother?

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 8 x 10
Ctn qty: 46
World
B/T/A/S: Harcourt
P: Author, Artist c/o Harcourt
M: Harcourt, Author & Artist c/o
Harcourt
Picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-15-206201-9

Little Rabbit and the
Meanest Mother on Earth
Kate Klise Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Little Rabbit hears the drums and watches performers parade by. He really
wants to go to the circus! His mother says he may go, but only after he cleans
his playroom. Little Rabbit tries, but it’s no use. There’s only one thing to do:
Join the circus and sell one hundred tickets to see the Meanest Mother on
Earth! She’s terrifying! She’s not fair!
Mother Rabbit is tough, but only because she loves her Little Rabbit. He starts
to understand this at the last sleepy moment, as he snuggles up under a homemade circus tent in his now clean playroom.
Also by Kate Klise
and M. Sarah Klise:
Little Rabbit and the Night Mare
978-0-205717-6
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Imagine Harry
978-0-15-205704-6
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise have collaborated on several picture books, including
Little Rabbit and the Night Mare and Imagine Harry. They’re also the creators of the 43 Old
Cemetery Road series and the Regarding the . . . series for middle grade readers. Kate, who
is a correspondent for People magazine, lives in Norwood, Missouri. Sarah, who is an art
teacher, lives in Berkeley, California. For more information about Kate and M. Sarah Klise,
visit their website at www.kateandsarahklise.com.

52 Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
32 pages • 9 x 10
Ctn qty: 40
World
B/T/S: HMH
A: Text: Writers House
Art: HMH
P/M: Text: Writers House
Art: Dunham Literary
Picture book

$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-15-216754-7
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Ugly Pie
Lisa Wheeler Illustrated by Heather Solomon
Ol’ Bear wakes one morning with a hankering for Ugly Pie, so he goes on a
search from neighbor to neighbor. All he finds are pies that please the eye and . . .
ingredients? Wait a second. Maybe it’s time for Ol’ Bear to start cookin’ up something ugly himself! Ol’ Bear shares that Ugly Pie with his generous neighbors—
and he shares his secret recipe, too, in the back of this book.
Lisa Wheeler’s story is a joy to read aloud and some parts just beg to be sung.
Heather Solomon’s illustrations aren’t the least bit ugly, but full of lovely details
and charming bears with big ol’ appetites for pie.
Lisa Wheeler has written many irresistible read-aloud picture books, including the
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor–winning Jazz Baby, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. She
lives in Trenton, Michigan. You can visit her website at www.lisawheelerbooks.com.

Heather Solomon has illustrated many picture books, and she was named a
Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her work in Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey.
She lives in Louisiana.

Also by Lisa Wheeler:
Jazz Baby
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
978-0-15-202522-9
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Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book

One Dark Night
Illustrated by Ivan Bates
978-0-15-202318-8
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-15-205888-3
$6.00 PA

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PICTURE BOOK

Ol’ Bear’s got an itch for a scrumptious—
truly wondrous—beautiful Ugly Pie!

EARLY READER

The trusty twosome of this award-winning
April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
40 pages • 61⁄4 x 83⁄4
Ctn qty: 50
World English
B/S: HMH
T/A: Text: Writers House
Art: HMH
P/M: Text: Writers House
Art: Dilys Evans
Early reader

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa:
Spring Babies
Erica Silverman Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Baby animals are springing up on the ranch. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa have a lot
to do to help these new friends feel at home. But Cocoa’s not sure he wants new
friends, especially if they mean more work. With Cowgirl Kate’s gentle nudging—
and snacks!—Cocoa helps out and discovers that work is as fun as play.
Erica Silverman’s sweet, easy-to-read text lassoed to Betsy Lewin’s charming
illustrations makes a sure-fire finale for this favorite early reader series.
Erica Silverman has written many picture books, including There Was a Wee Woman,
illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger, in addition to the popular Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
series. She lives in Los Angeles. You can visit her website at www.ericasilverman.com.

Betsy Lewin is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including the Caldecott
Honor–winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, written by Doreen Cronin, and Heat
Wave, written by Eileen Spinelli. Ms. Lewin lives in Brooklyn. You can visit her website at
www.betsylewin.com.

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series is saddling up for spring!

More books about Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa:

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days

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978-0-15-205660-5 $5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book

978-0-15-205378-9 $15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-15-206130-2 $5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Partners

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine

978-0-15-202125-2 $15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-15-206010-7 $5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

978-0-15-205384-0 $15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-15-206602-4 $5.99 PA/$7.95 CAN

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa:
Horse in the House
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978-0-547-31672-7 $5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN

For Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in
the House by Erica Silverman and Betsy
Lewin in paperback, see page 105.

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NONFICTION

If you think pirates are just parrot-toting,
July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7
96 pages • 81⁄2 x 101⁄4
Ctn qty: 26
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Writers House
Illustrated middle grade nonfiction

$21.00 Rnf./$28.95 CAN
978-0-15-205908-8
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Lives of the Pirates
Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)
Kathleen Krull Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Every kid knows that pirates talk funny, swing a big sword, and seek buried
treasure—don’t they? What do we really know about Blackbeard, Madame Cheng,
Sir Francis Drake, and other men and women of pirate history? What drove them
to sail the high seas? What were their bad habits, favorite foods, and silly quirks?
And did they actually talk like that?
A lively style, lots of surprises, and solid research have made the Lives of . . .
series of collective biographies popular with both kids and adults. Now the
series returns, spanning the globe with profiles of the nineteen most notorious
pirates in history.
Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt have collaborated on the six previous books in the
Lives of… series, whose famous caricatures have led them to be dubbed the “Big Head”
books. Kathleen lives in San Diego, California, and Kathryn lives in Santa Monica,
California. You can visit their websites at www.kathleenkrull.com and
www.kathrynhewitt.com.

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swashbuckling fantasy characters, take another look!
Praise for the bestselling Lives of . . . series:
“Unstuffs a host of shirts and delivers wonderful musical trivia.”
—Newsweek
★ “Living, breathing anecodotes—the stuff of which the best biography is made.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“As addictive as it is fascinating.”
—Horn Book
“Another colorful, enthralling excursion into our cultural heritage.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“An entertaining survey, of interest to adults as well as children.”
—New York Times Book Review
★ “An irresistible package.”
—School Library Journal, starred review

Also by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt:

Lives of the Musicians

Lives of the Writers

Lives of the Artists

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978-0-15-216436-2 $12.00 PA/$16.50 CAN

978-0-15-248009-7 $21.00 CL/$28.95 CAN

978-0-15-200103-2 $21.00 CL/$28.95 CAN

Lives of the Athletes

Lives of the Presidents

Lives of Extraordinary Women

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978-0-15-200808-6 $21.00 CL/$28.95 CAN

978-0-15-200807-9 $21.00 CL/$28.95 CAN

For Lincoln Tells a Joke by
Kathleen Krull, see page 58.

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NONFICTION

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
40 pages • 8 x 11
Ctn qty: 42
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Text: Writers House
Art: HMH
Nonfiction picture book

A new view of Lincoln, featuring his love of laughter.

$17.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-15-206639-0

Lincoln Tells a Joke
How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)
Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer Illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Also by Kathleen Krull:
Harvesting Hope: The Story of
Cesar Chavez
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
978-0-15-201437-7
$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN

M Is for Music
Illustrated by Stacy Innerst
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978-0-15-206479-2
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Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by
war, citizens who didn’t like him as president, a homely appearance—what could
there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn’t just one of
our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten
a grim situation with a clever quip.
This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing
on what made his sense of humor so distinctive—and so necessary to surviving
his tough life and times.
Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer are a husband-and-wife writing team known for their
friendly, humorous nonfiction for young readers. They live in San Diego, California. You
can visit their websites at www.kathleenkrull.com and www.paulbrewer.com.

Stacy Innerst is an award-winning editorial artist and the illustrator of several
picture books. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at
www.stacyinnerst.com.

58 Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010

May
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
288 pages • 51⁄4 x 81⁄2
Ctn qty: 12
World English
B: HMH
T/A/P/M/S: Rosalie Siegel
Teen historical fiction

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The Family Greene
Ann Rinaldi
Cornelia Greene is fed up with gossip about her mother. Caty Littlefield Greene
was once a beautiful young bride who lifted the troops’ spirits at Valley Forge,
but Cornelia knows that rumors of Caty’s past indiscretions hurt Nathanael
Greene, Cornelia’s adored father. Yet Caty claims that she’s just a flirt, and that
flirting is a female necessity—a woman’s only means of power.
Cornelia’s concern with her mother’s reputation abruptly fades to the background when she learns that Nathanael Greene may not be her father. As she
searches for the truth, she makes unexpected discoveries that lead her to a new
understanding of love and family.

Also by Ann Rinaldi:
A Break with Charity
978-0-15-200353-1
$17.00 CL/$19.00 CAN

Cast Two Shadows

Ann Rinaldi is an award-winning author best known for her ability to bring history vividly
to life. She lives in central New Jersey. You may learn more about Ann Rinaldi and her
many books by visiting her website at www.annrinaldi.net.

978-0-15-200881-9
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

For The Letter Writer by Ann Rinaldi
in paperback, see page 120.

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FICTION

A mother’s flirtations prompt troubling
questions for her daughter.

FICTION

April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
320 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, I, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Teen fiction

Past and present collide in a Chinese American
teen’s search for identity amid family secrets.

$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-205507-3
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Paper Daughter
Jeanette Ingold

Also by Jeanette Ingold:

Maggie Chen was born with ink in her blood. Her journalist father has fired her
imagination with the thrill of the newsroom, and when her father is killed, she is
determined to keep his dreams alive by interning at the local newspaper.
While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected
of illegal activity, and she knows she must clear his name. Drawn to Seattle’s
Chinatown, she discovers things that are far from what she expected: secrets,
lies, and a connection to the Chinese Exclusion Era. Using all of her newspaper
instincts and resources, Maggie is forced to confront her ethnicity—and a family
she never knew.

The Big Burn
978-0-15-204924-9
$6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN

Pictures, 1918
978-0-15-201809-2
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

Jeanette Ingold, the author of six young adult novels, has been writing since she
worked as a reporter on a daily newspaper many years ago. Her novel Hitch was a
Christopher Award winner. She lives in Missoula, Montana. You can visit her website
at www.jeanetteingold.com.

60 Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010

April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
560 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M: Donald Maass Agency
S: HMH
Teen fantasy

$18.00 CL/$24.50 CAN
978-0-15-204770-2
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A Wizard of Mars
The Ninth Book in the Young Wizards Series
Diane Duane
In the hotly anticipated ninth installment of the Young Wizards series, Kit
and Nita become part of an elite team investigating the mysterious “message in
a bottle,” which holds the first clues to the secrets of the long-lost inhabitants
of Mars. But not even wizardry can help them cope with the strange events that
unfold when the “bottle” is uncorked and a life form from another era emerges.
Though the Martians seem friendly, they have a plan that could change the
shape of more than one world.
As the shadow of interplanetary war stretches over both worlds, Kit and Nita
must fight to master the strange and ancient synergy binding them to Mars and
its last inhabitants. If they don’t succeed, the history that left Mars lifeless will
repeat itself on Earth.

Also by Diane Duane:
Deep Wizardry
978-0-15-216257-3
$6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
978-0-15-204942-3
$6.95 PA (digest)/$9.50 CAN

So You Want to Be a Wizard

Diane Duane is the author of nearly fifty science fiction and fantasy novels, including
eight previous books in the Young Wizards series. She lives in rural Ireland. For more
information, visit www.youngwizards.com.

978-0-15-216250-4
$6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
978-0-15-204738-2
$16.95 CL (20th anniv. ed.)/$22.95 CAN

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FICTION

The Young Wizards are back—and
they ’re out of this world!

FICTION

The rise and fall of a rebel queen—Marie-Antoinette
April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
432 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Writers House
Teen historical fiction

$18.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-206376-4
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The Bad Queen
Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette
Carolyn Meyer
History paints her as a shallow party girl, a spoiled fashionista, a callous ruler.
Perhaps no other royal has been so maligned—and so misunderstood—as
Marie-Antoinette.
From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen,
perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. She tried to please everyone—
courtiers, her young husband, the king, the French people—but often fell short
of their expectations. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny,
this spirited young woman can’t help but want to let loose with elaborate parties,
scandalous fashions, and unimaginable luxuries. But as Marie-Antoinette’s lifestyle
gets ever-more recklessly extravagant, the peasants of France are suffering from
increasing poverty—and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay.
In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer
reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. Includes
historical notes, an author’s note, and a bibliography.

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is next in line for the acclaimed Young Royals series.
More books in the
Young Royals series:

Excerpt from The Bad Queen:

As your loving mother, I beg you, do not neglect your
appearance or show disregard for the manners of the court.
It is a grievous mistake. It is up to you to set the example.
I promise you this: If you do not heed my advice, you will
soon come to regret it, but it will be too late.

Mary, Bloody Mary
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978-0-15-216456-0 $6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

Deeply wounded, I burst into tears as I read her letter. Eventually, though,
I dried my tears and added this letter to the others I kept in a little locked
chest, where I hoped they were safe from prying eyes. I’d already come to a
decision: I would show these petty lords and ladies with their mean-spirited
gossip that I could shine as the court’s brightest star, and I would put them
all to shame. And I would prove to my mother that I had not failed.

Beware, Princess Elizabeth
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Praise for the Young Royals series:
★ “Engrossing emotional intensity.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Doomed Queen Anne

“Gripping historical drama.”
—School Library Journal

978-0-15-216523-9 $17.00 CL/$19.00 CAN
978-0-15-20586-3 $6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

“Masterful.” —VOYA

Grace your
bookshelves with
jackets worthy of such
royalty. A stunning
look for this dramatic
series!

Patience, Princess Catherine
978-0-15-216544-4 $17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-205447-2 $6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

Carolyn Meyer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young people.
She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can visit her website at www.readcarolyn.com.

Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de’Medici
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FICTION

The struggle for survival continues in this heart-wrenching
April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
352 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Writers House
Teen fiction

$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-547-24804-2
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This World We Live In
Susan Beth Pfeffer
It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the
earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends
and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.
The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive
with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales,
and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future
thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and
Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s first two apocalyptic novels, Life As We Knew It and The Dead & The
Gone, were widely praised by reviewers as action-packed, thrilling, and utterly terrifying.
Life As We Knew It was a New York Times bestseller, received numerous starred reviews
and honors, and was nominated for many state awards. Ms. Pfeffer lives in Middletown,
New York.

64 Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010

companion to Life As We Knew It and The Dead & The Gone.
Readers love Susan Beth Pfeffer’s apocalyptic fiction.

Also by Susan Beth Pfeffer:

Praise for Life As We Knew It:
A New York Times bestseller
★ “Each page is filled with events both wearying and terrifying and
infused with honest emotions.” —Booklist, starred review
★ “Absorbing from first page to last. . . . Celebrates the fortitude
and resourcefulness of human beings during critical times.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Life as We Knew It
978-0-15-205826-5
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978-0-15-206154-8
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“You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you
bite your nails.” —teenreads.com

Praise for The Dead & The Gone:
“What makes The Dead & The Gone so riveting is its steadfast
resistance to traditional ideas of hope in children’s books—which is
to say this is a dark and scary novel.” —New York Times
★ “Everything Pfeffer writes about seems wrenchingly plausible.”
—Booklist, starred review
“This fast-paced, thoughtful story is a good pick for melodrama
fiends and reluctant readers alike.” —School Library Journal

The Dead & The Gone
978-0-15-206311-5
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FICTION

An action-packed story of bioterrorism
that strikes too close to home.

May
Ages 14 and up • Grades 9 and up
432 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Teen fiction

$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-216562-8
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Fire Will Fall
Carol Plum-Ucci

Also by Carol Plum-Ucci:
The Body of Christopher Creed
978-0-15-202388-1
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978-0-15-206386-3
$6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN
Michael L. Printz Honor book

ShadowStrike poisoned the water of Trinity Falls two months ago. Now the
Trinity Four, the teens most affected by the poison, have been isolated in a remote
mansion under twenty-four-hour medical care while scientists on four continents
rush to discover a cure. Meanwhile, U.S. operatives scour the world for the
bioterrorists responsible for this heinous crime, as two teen virtual spies, also
infected, hunt for the criminals on the Internet. The danger remains real—for
ShadowStrike has every reason to pursue the Trinity Four, and their evil plan will
unleash a new designer virus that’s even deadlier than the first.

Streams of Babel

Carol Plum-Ucci’s first novel, The Body of Christopher Creed, was a Michael L. Printz Award

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Honor book and an Edgar Allan Poe Award finalist. Fire Will Fall is the continuation of the
thriller Streams of Babel. Ms. Plum-Ucci lives in New Jersey. You can visit her website at
www.carolplumucci.com.

66 Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010

April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
288 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
US, C, O (-EU)
B/T/A/P/M: Jill Grinberg
S: HMH
Teen fiction

$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-206193-7
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Living Hell
Catherine Jinks
What happens when a single moment changes everything? For seventeen-year-old
Cheney, life on earth exists only in history books. He and more than one thousand
other people have known life only aboard the Plexus spacecraft: self-contained,
systematic, and serene. But that was before the radiation wave.
Now Plexus has suddenly turned on them, becoming a terrifying and unrecognizable force. As the crew dwindles under attack, Cheney and his friends need to
fight back before the ship that’s nurtured them for so long becomes responsible
for their destruction.

Also by Catherine Jinks:
Evil Genius

Support Group and is a three-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book

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of the Year award. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

Catherine Jinks is the author of Evil Genius, Genius Squad, and The Reformed Vampire

to Australian children’s literature. Catherine lives in Leura, Australia. You can visit her
website at www.catherinejinks.com.

978-0-15-206609-3
$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN

Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010 67

FICTION

A gripping sci-fi thriller from
the author of Evil Genius.

FICTION

Beth Fantaskey creates the perfect
May
Ages 14 and up • Grades 9 and up
368 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 12
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Cornerstone Literary
Teen fiction

$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-206390-0
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Jekel Loves Hyde
Beth Fantaskey
Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules—especially the one about never
opening the mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But when her dad is
murdered, and her college savings disappear, she’s tempted to peek inside, as
the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.
To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde,
who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they
recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize,
but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula
unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything—even Tristen’s
love—just for the thrill of being . . . bad.
12-copy floor display
978-0-547-38966-0
$139.92/$275.40 CAN

Beth Fantaskey lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. She
is the author of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. You can visit her website at
www.bethfantaskey.com for author news and fun contests.

Includes:
8 copies Jekel Loves Hyde
4 copies Jessica’s Guide to Dating
on the Dark Side (paperback)

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potion of murder, mystery, and romance.
An excerpt from Jekel Loves Hyde:
Jekel and Hyde.
Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d thought of our names in that way. When
Tristen had arrived at Supplee Mill at the start of our junior year, people had
made the connection and joked about us either being soul mates or maybe
killing each other, depending on what little they remembered of the old Robert
Louis Stevenson novel, which we’d all read in freshman lit. But since Tristen
and I hardly ever crossed paths, the joke had quickly gotten old and pointless,
and before long, like everybody else, I’d pretty much forgotten our names
were even linked.
Certainly, when Mr. Messerschmidt brought up the connection again in the
context of a chemistry competition, that was the first time I’d ever thought
about Jekel meeting Hyde—and connected us both to the old locked box in
Dad’s sealed home office.
I resumed zipping my backpack, but my thoughts were a million miles away.
Or would that be over one hundred years away?
Me, Tristen, and that box . . . the one I’d been warned never, ever to touch.
And certainly never to open.
Also by Beth Fantaskey:

Praise for Jessica’s Guide to
Dating on the Dark Side:
★ “The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously
and suspensefully, and the satire sings.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Fantaskey’s fast-paced story is full of plot twists and
turns that keep readers guessing until the very end.”
—School Library Journal
“Romance buffs will find the ultimate pairing of Lucius
and Jessica absolutely irresistible, and it’s downright
swoonworthy once their elaborate courting ritual
begins in earnest.” —The Bulletin

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
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978-0-547-25940-6
$8.99 PA/$11.99 CAN
As a thank you to readers, Beth Fantaskey
is throwing a wedding for Jess and Lucius
on her website www.bethfantaskey.com!
Watch for new, original chapters in which
Jess and Lucius will get married—using
details chosen by readers!

Harcourt Children’s Books • Spring 2010 69

HMH
BOOKS
novelty books
board books
media tie-in publishing

Illustrations by Olivier Dunrea from Gossie Plays Hide-and-Seek. See page 76–77.

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
28 pages • 61⁄2 x 5
Ctn qty: 40
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-395-92566-9

$5.99 BB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-547-31598-0

Over four
million Five
Little Monkeys
books in print!

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car
Eileen Christelow
“Christelow’s watercolor-and-pencil illustrations show great energy and
movement, peppered with just the right amount of silliness.”—Booklist
The five little monkeys attempt to sell the family’s “rickety, rattletrap wreck of
a car,” using clever tricks to convince their hungry crocodile neighbors that one
person’s trash can be another person’s treasure.
Children will love predicting how the five little monkeys will handle each
new challenge, making this a perfect story for interactive reading. Lively verse
and inimitably comic illustrations put the five little monkeys in the driver’s
seat, in more ways than one!

More Five Little Monkeys
board books:
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
978-0-395-90023-9
$5.95 BB/$7.95 CAN

Five Little Monkeys
Bake a Birthday Cake
978-0-618-46264-3
$5.95 BB/$7.95 CAN

Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated many best-selling picture books, including
seven popular books in the Five Little Monkeys series, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and
Vote! She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont. For more information, visit
her website at www.christelow.com, which includes comic strips, an autobiography,
activities, and much more!

For Five Little Monkeys Play
Hide-and-Seek by Eileen
Christelow, see page 99.
For Five Little Monkeys Travel
Activity Kit, see page 83.

HMH Books • Spring 2010 71

BOARD BOOK

Only the five little monkeys can convince hungry
crocodiles to buy a junky old car—without
becoming dinner! Now a board book.

BOARD BOOK

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
30 pages • 43⁄4 x 41⁄4
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Board book
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-15-256025-6
Paperback edition:
$6.00 PA/$7.99 CAN
978-0-15-200118-6
Board book:
$5.95 BB/$7.95 CAN
978-0-15-200265-7
Lap-size board book:
$10.95 Lap BB/$14.95 CAN
978-0-15-205533-2

Almost one million copies sold—now available
as a bilingual board book at a great price!

$4.99 Bilingual BB/
$6.99 CAN
978-0-547-33332-8

Mouse Paint/Pintura de ratón
Bilingual Edition
Ellen Stoll Walsh
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 1989
“Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation
of a lesson in color. Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors
and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun
as well as informative.”—School Library Journal
When three white mice find three jars of paint, it doesn’t take long for them to
jump in (literally!) and learn what fun it is to mix and play with colors. As long
as they don’t forget to watch out for that cat . . .
With both English and Spanish text, little ones will love learning about primary
and secondary colors with these clever mice.
Another bilingual board book
by Ellen Stoll Walsh:
Mouse Count/Cuenta de ratón
978-0-15-206680-2
$11.99 Lap BB/$15.99 CAN

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Ellen Stoll Walsh is the author and illustrator of many award-winning early concept books
for young children, including Mouse Paint, Mouse Count, and the Dot and Jabber trilogy. She
lives near Rochester, New York.

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0-3 • PreK
40 pages • 10¾ x 9¼
Ctn qty: 24
B/T/A/P/S: HMH
M: Author Estate
Lap-size board book

$11.99 Lap BB/
$16.50 CAN
978-0-547-38566-2

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Over
two million
copies sold
across all
formats!

Virigina Lee Burton
“This longtime children’s favorite, first published in 1939, has never
lost its appeal. . . . The brightly colored, charming crayon drawings add
to the cheerfulness of presentation.” —School Library Journal
A modern classic that no child should miss, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
continues to delight generations of children. Mike and Mary Anne work together
to dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and
hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers—there is nothing they can’t handle!
This lasting testament to friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity
will now be available in a sturdy, oversize lap board-book edition with abbreviated
text, perfect for reading to and sharing with young children.
Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the
most beloved books ever written for children, including the 1942 Caldecott Medal winner,
The Little House.

More editions of Mike Mulligan
and His Steam Shovel:
978-0-395-16961-2
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-395-25939-9
$7.99 PA/$10.95 CAN
978-0-618-84019-9
$7.99 BB/$10.99 CAN
978-0-618-73756-7
$9.95 Book & CD/$13.50 CAN

For Mike Mulligan and His
Steam Shovel Travel Activity Kit,
see page 82.

HMH Books • Spring 2010 73

BOARD BOOK

The beloved story of Mike and his trusty
steam shovel, Mary Anne, will now be offered
as a lap edition—perfect for story time!

BOARD BOOK

More than 1.2 million copies sold—now with a
larger trim and including a bonus craft activity!
February
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
26 pages • 61⁄4 x 5
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Board book

Sheep in a Jeep
Nancy Shaw Illustrated by
Margot Apple

$6.99 BB/$8.99 CAN
978-0-395-86786-0
Also by Nancy Shaw
& Margot Apple:
Sheep in a Jeep
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN
978-0-395-95990-9
978-0-395-47030-5
$5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
978-0-547-23775-6
$11.99 Lap BB/$15.99 CAN
978-0-395-41105-6
$10.99 Book & Cassette/$14.99 CAN
978-0-618-69522-5
$9.95 Book & CD/$13.50 CAN

“The bright-colored pencil drawings
and lean text make this a great choice
for preschool story times, as well as
for beginning readers who want a
funny story.”—School Library Journal
Out for a drive in the country, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple’s now well-known
and beloved sheep run into some mishaps with their sturdy red jeep.
With a larger trim and a bonus craft activity to make your own cottonball sheep.
Nancy Shaw is the author of seven beloved tales featuring the endearing and comical
sheep. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her family. For more information, you can
visit her website at www.nancyshawbooks.com.

Margot Apple is a freelance artist and has illustrated more than fifty books for children.
She lives in Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts, with her husband.

More than 200,000 copies sold—now available
as a board book with a bonus activity!
February
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
26 pages • 61⁄4 x 5
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Board Book

$6.99 BB/$8.99 CAN
978-0-547-31597-3
Also by Nancy Shaw
& Margot Apple:
Sheep on a Ship
978-0-395-48160-8
$15.00 Rnf./$16.95 CAN
978-0-395-64376-1
$5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

74 HMH Books • Spring 2010

Sheep on a Ship
Nancy Shaw Illustrated by
Margot Apple
“Adults reading this aloud will appreciate the tongue twisters and rollicking
rhymes. Apple’s softly shaded coloredpencil drawings add just the right
touch of whimsy. Readers will hear the
call of the sea, and wish for another adventure—soon.” —Publishers Weekly
The incorrigible sheep don their pirate hats and take to the open sea with predictably hilarious results.
Now available in board-book format and including a craft activity to make
your own pirate hat.

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
40 pages • 7 x 7
Ctn qty: 30
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Board book

$7.99 BB/$8.99 CAN
978-0-547-31596-6
MARKETING:
• Magnets

Magnet
with useful
signs
included!

Let’s Sign, Baby!
A Fun and Easy Way to Talk with Baby
Kelly Ault Illustrated by Leo Landry
“Unlike the many so-so baby sign books on the market, this one actually depicts
American Sign Language. . . . A winner all around.” —School Library Journal
This fun and easy-to-use guide for communicating with your new baby has
been distilled into its most helpful form, including thirty-one signs for everyday
activities. Using a simple narrative and irresistibly appealing illustrations by Leo
Landry, this board-book format will introduce a new set of parents to the many
ways that American Sign Language can help their young babies and toddlers
express a variety of wants and needs.
Kelly Ault is a designer and former managing editor of the Horn Book Guide. She lives in
Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their son, Aja, whose first sign was “more.”

Also by Leo Landry:
Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise!

Leo Landry is the author and illustrator of Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! and The Snow Ghosts.
He lives with his wife and daughter in Easton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit
his website at www.leolandry.com.

978-0-618-44886-9
$12.00 CL/$15.95 CAN

Space Boy
978-0-618-60568-2
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 75

BOARD BOOK

Now available as a handy, abridged board-book
edition—includes a magnet for easy reference!

PICTURE BOOK

A flap, tab, sniff, and squeak
February
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
16 pages • 9 x 7
Ctn qty: 10
World
B/T/P/M/S: HMH
A: Author c/o HMH
Novelty

$13.99 CL/$18.99 CAN
978-0-547-24296-5

More than
500,000 Gossie
& Friends books
in print!

Gossie Plays Hide-and-Seek
A Gossie & Friends Book
Olivier Dunrea
Praise for Gossie and Gossie & Gertie:
★ “Experiences every preschooler can recognize.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “Young children will ask for these stories again and again.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
As Gossie and friends play hide-and-seek, it seems no one can find Ollie.
Directional words and early math concepts help Gossie and her friends as they
seek—and find!—Ollie. With this irresistibly fun and delightfully innovative
multi-concept book, young readers can enjoy pull-tabs, textures, flaps, and
interactive surprises. A bonus double-page game board with perforated pieces at
the end of the book reinforces the concepts readers learn in their search for Ollie.
Olivier Dunrea, a painter and a sculptor, is the creator of many 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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hide-and-seek interactive book!

Also by Olivier Dunrea:

Gossie & Friends

Gossie’s Busy Day

978-0-618-70786-7
$11.99 BB/$15.99 CAN

978-0-618-82148-8
$11.99 BB/$15.99 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 77

PICTURE BOOK

Pull, touch, lift, squeak, and
January
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
22 pages • 9 x 7
Ctn qty: 10
World English
B/S: HMH
T/A/P/M: Sheldon Fogelman
Novelty

$13.99 CL/
$18.99 CAN
978-0-15-206534-8
MARKETING:
• Valentine’s Day promotion
• E-card

More than
30 novelty
elements!

Kisses
Barney Saltzberg
Toddlers are in for a treat! Textures, flaps, and pull-tabs will keep children busy—
and learning. The darling, rhyming story introduces letters, animals, counting,
parts of the body, and times of the day. And the sleepy-time ending—plus a free
downloadable Kisses lullaby—might even get them ready for bed. The final
pages feature a sea of flaps, a pull-tab, and a search-and-find squeak!
Barney Saltzberg is the creator of many books for children, including the bestselling Kisses series and Good Egg. He’s also an award-winning writer and performer
of children’s music. He lives in Los Angeles, California. You can visit his website at
www.barneysaltzberg.com and download the Kisses lullaby.

78 HMH Books • Spring 2010

SMOOCH with this novelty extravaganza!

Peekaboo Kisses

Also by Barney Saltzberg:

978-0-15-216541-3 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

Animal Kisses

Goodnight Kisses

Besos cucú

978-0-15-202340-9 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

978-0-15-205647-6 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

978-0-15-205579-0 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

Baby Animal Kisses

Noisy Kisses

Besos de animales

978-0-15-202635-6 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

978-0-15-204929-4 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

978-0-15-205448-9 $8.95 PA/$11.95 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 79

PICTURE BOOK

Take your curiosity on the go with
May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
48 pages • 73⁄4 x 61⁄4
Ctn qty: 20
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty

$12.99 PA & CD/
$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-25875-1

Curious George Travel Activity Kit
Margret and H. A. Rey
Children will have fun on any trip with this treasure trove of exciting activities.
The boxed activity kit includes the following:
• A paperback edition of Curious George
• A 24-page activity book
• Three double-sided crayons (six colors total)
• A CD with audio recordings of Curious George, Curious George Flies a Kite,
and Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery (almost an hour of storytelling!)
• Two sheets of Curious George mini-stickers
• A card game
With hours of family fun, this kit is perfect for chasing away “are we there yet”
blues!

80 HMH Books • Spring 2010

this jam-packed travel activity kit!
More Curious George Activity Books:

My Adventures with Curious George:
A Build-Your-Own-Book Kit
978-0-547-22674-3
$14.99 CL/$19.99 CAN

Curious George Super
Sticker Coloring Book
978-0-618-99877-7
$12.99 PA/$16.99 CAN

The Complete Adventures of Curious
George Deluxe Book & CD Gift Set
978-0-618-75042-9
$35.00 CL/$47.95 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 81

PICTURE BOOK

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
48 pages • 73⁄4 x 61⁄4
Ctn qty: 20
World
B/T/A/P/S: HMH
M: Author Estate
Novelty

Hit the open road with Mike Mulligan
and his steam shovel!

$12.99 PA & CD/
$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-25877-5

Mike Mulligan Travel Activity Kit
Virginia Lee Burton
“Fun both in its text and gray crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan . . .
digs his way to a surprising and happy ending.” —The New Yorker

Also by Virginia L. Burton:
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
978-0-395-16961-2
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-395-25939-9 $7.99 PA/$10.95 CAN
978-0-618-84019-9 $7.99 BB/$10.99 CAN
978-0-395-66499-5
$9.95 Book & Cassette/$10.95 CAN
978-0-618-73756-7
$9.95 Book & CD/$13.50 CAN

Mike Mulligan y su máquina maravillosa
978-0-395-86264-3
$16.00 Rnf./$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-86134-9
$6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
978-0-618-01136-0
$9.95 Book & Cassette/$10.95 CAN

82 HMH Books • Spring 2010

Children will dig up hours of fun with Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne.
This boxed travel activity kit includes the following:
• A paperback edition of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
• A 24-page activity book
• Three double-sided crayons (six colors total)
• Four postcards
• A CD with audio recordings of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Katy and
the Big Snow, and Maybelle the Cable Car (more than an hour of listening time!)
• Two sheets of Mike Mulligan mini-stickers
You’ll arrive before you know it!
Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968) was the author and illustrator of many beloved
children’s books, including the 1942 Caldecott Medal winner, The Little House. She
lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband, the sculptor George
Demetrios, in Folly Cove, a part of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
64 pages • 73⁄4 x 61⁄4
Ctn qty: 20
World
B/TA/P/M/S: HMH
Novelty

$12.99 PA & CD/
$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-25879-9

Over 4 million
copies of Five
Little Monkeys
titles sold!

Five Little Monkeys Travel Activity Kit
Eileen Christelow
★ “Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow’s expressive
monkeys pack a lot of appeal.” —School Library Journal, starred review
This boxed travel activity kit includes the following:
• A two-sided paperback copy of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree (two picture books in one!)
• A 24-page coloring activity book
• Three double-sided crayons (six colors total)
• A CD with half an hour of listening time, including audio recordings of
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday
Cake, and Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
• Two sheets of Five Little Monkeys mini-stickers
• A bingo game with cardboard tokens
Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated many best-selling picture books, including
seven popular books in the Five Little Monkeys series, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and
Vote! She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont. Visit her website at
www.christelow.com for comic strips, activities, and more!

Also by Eileen Christelow:
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
978-0-89919-769-2
$16.00 Rnf/$21.95 CAN
978-0-395-55701-3 $5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
978-0-395-90023-9 $5.95 BB/$7.95 CAN
978-0-547-13176-4
$11.99 Lap BB/$15.99 CAN
978-0-618-83682-6
$25.00 Big Book/$33.95 CAN
978-0-395-60115-0
$9.95 Book & Cassette/$13.50 CAN
978-0-618-73276-0
$9.95 Book & CD/$13.50 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 83

PICTURE BOOK

Perfect for any trip, this kit will keep little
monkeys busy and amused for hours!

BOARD BOOK

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
12 pages • 7 x 71⁄2
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty

A board book and original music CD provide a
sweet introduction to classic nursery songs.

$8.99 BB & CD/$11.99 CAN
978-0-547-27938-1

Curious Baby Curious George
My First Nursery Songs
Perfect for curious babies everywhere, this book of music and lyrics features
five beloved nursery songs: “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Little Miss Muffet,” “Here
We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush,” “Pat-a-Cake,” and “Humpty Dumpty.” Original
artwork by H. A. Rey from 1943 brings these classic song characters charmingly
to life.
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joyce White and members of the popular band
Scarce, provide the original music for half an hour of listening time. With tips on
how to share the words and music with babies, this is an ideal, and exceptionally
priced, gift for expectant and new parents. A free downloadable song will be
available at www.curiousgeorgebooks.com.
More Curious Baby titles:
Curious Baby Curious George:
Music Play
978-0-547-23876-0
$8.99 BB & CD/$11.99 CAN

Curious Baby Curious George:
Counting Board Book with Beads
978-0-547-21521-1
$8.99 BB with Beads/$11.99 CAN

84 HMH Books • Spring 2010

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
12 pages • 103⁄4 x 53⁄4
Ctn qty: 30
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty

$14.99 BB with Hat/
$19.99 CAN
978-0-547-24306-1

Curious Baby Curious George
My First Words at the Farm Gift Set
A gingham-patterned gift box includes a board book and cotton monkey-ear
hat for keeping curious babies warm and cozy. The board book features lively
illustrations of Curious George exploring the farm. Each object and animal
includes a simple label. The gift package incorporates tips for new parents
about the importance of shared reading.
Pair this with the Curious Baby Curious George: My Curious Dreamer Gift Set
for a cuddly, soft reading experience with your baby.

More Curious Baby titles:
Curious Baby Curious George:
My Curious Dreamer Gift Set
978-0-547-24308-5
$14.99 BB with Blanket/$19.99 CAN

Curious Baby Curious George:
My First Words at the Zoo Gift Set
978-0-618-99953-8
$14.99 BB with t-shirt/$19.99 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 85

BOARD BOOK

This new baby gift set includes a board book
and cotton cap with adorable monkey ears.

PAPERBACK

Two favorite adventures offered as
English/Spanish bilingual editions for the first time!
May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book

$3.99 Bilingual PA/
$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-29963-1
Curious George at
the Aquarium
978-0-618-80067-4
$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-618-80068-1
$3.95 PA/$5.50 CAN

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book

$3.99 Bilingual PA/
$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-29964-8

Curious George and
the Firefighters
978-0-618-49497-2
$12.00 Rnf./$13.95 CAN
978-0-618-49496-5
$3.95 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-618-89194-8
$11.99 Lap BB/$15.99 CAN
978-0-618-58340-9
$9.95 Book & Cassette/$13.50 CAN

86 HMH Books • Spring 2010

Margret and H. A. Rey’s

Curious George at
the Aquarium
Bilingual Edition
The aquarium is one big, exciting place
for a little monkey. George’s curiosity
helps him make lots of new friends . . .
and get into lots of mischief too. But
when a baby penguin is in trouble,
George comes to the rescue as only a
monkey can!
The new English/Spanish edition includes highly readable text and bilingual
bonus activities. More than 680,000 copies sold in all formats!

Margret and H. A. Rey’s

Curious George
and the
Firefighters
Bilingual Edition
After creating a mess at the local fire
station while taking a tour, George is
swept along with the firefighters to the
scene of a fire. Although he isn’t able
to help put out the fire, George brings
his own set of special monkey talents to the situation and proves that maybe a fire
dog shouldn’t be the only animal allowed to come along for the ride.
The new English/Spanish edition includes highly readable text and bilingual
bonus activities.

Margret and H. A. Rey’s

Curious George at
the Parade
When the man with the yellow hat
takes George to see the city’s street
parade, George is excited. There are
floats, marching bands, and big animal
balloons all waiting for the parade to
start. But it isn’t long before the little
monkey’s curiosity gets him into big
trouble . . . Can George help make things right before the parade begins?
NEW activities include a connect-the-dots image and an instrument-matching
activity.

Margret and H. A. Rey’s

Curious George
and the Hot Air
Balloon
While driving home from vacation,
George and the man with the yellow
hat stop to see two exciting sights:
Mount Rushmore and a colorful
hot air balloon race. But when
George’s signature curiosity leads
to an unplanned balloon ride, his car ride home turns into a high-flying rescue
adventure!
NEW bonus activities include a hot air balloon coloring activity and a vacationthemed word search.

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book
Hardcover Edition:
$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-395-97833-7

$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-395-97837-5

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book
Hardcover Edition:
$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-395-91918-7

$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-395-91909-5

HMH Books • Spring 2010 87

PAPERBACK

Two fun, summer-themed Curious George
adventures, now with bonus activities!

PAPERBACK

March
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book
Hardcover edition:
$12.95 Rnf./$16.50 CAN
978-0-547-15087-1

Reduce, reuse, RECYCLE with Curious George—
now in paperback!

$4.99 PA/$6.99 CAN
978-0-547-29776-7
MARKETING:
• Plantable bookmark

Margret and H. A. Rey’s

Curious George Plants a Tree
“With the tone of both art and story reminiscent of the original
Curious George series, this picture book offers young children an
appealing introduction to reusing and recycling.” —Booklist

More Curious George books:
Curious George Goes to the Beach
978-0-395-97834-4
$12.95 CL/$17.50 CAN
978-0-395-97838-2
$3.95PA/$5.50 CAN

Curious George Goes Camping
978-0-395-97831-3
$12.95 CL/$17.95 CAN
978-0-395-97835-1
$3.95 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-618-73764-2
$9.95 Book & CD/$13.50 CAN

88 HMH Books • Spring 2010

When George finds out that the science museum is planning a “Green Day”
dedicated to recycling and planting trees, he is curious and wants to help out!
But then George begins to recycle things around town that aren’t quite ready for
the recycling bin, and he gets into a jam. Thankfully, George isn’t the only one
who wants to help—the whole community can’t wait to lend a hand!
Features include the following:
• A plantable bookmark with wildflower seeds
• Twenty kid-friendly tips for a greener world
• Printed on chlorine-free and acid-free paper from responsibly managed
sources, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council
• Printed with environmentally friendly soy inks

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book

$12.95 Rnf./$16.50 CAN
978-0-547-23211-9
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-23215-7

Margret and H. A. Rey’s

Curious George and the Pizza Party
George is going to a pizza party! He’s so excited. He loves pizza and parties.
George promises to be on his best monkey behavior, but when he gets to the
party and sees all of that pizza dough, George has an idea . . . a big idea that
lands him in big trouble! A recipe for healthy veggie mini-pizzas is included.

More Curious George books:
Curious George Makes Pancakes
978-0-395-91903-3
$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-395-91908-8 $3.95 PA/$5.50 CAN

Curious George Goes
to a Chocolate Factory
978-0-395-91216-4
$12.95 Rnf./$17.50 CAN
978-0-395-91214-0 $3.95 PA/$5.50 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 89

PAPERBACK

A new picture book featuring George
and one of his favorite treats!

PAPERBACK

George wants to sleep through the cold winter months . . .
but is there such a thing as a hibernating monkey?

Curious George
A Winter’s Nap

August
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback early reader

$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-23590-5

Another Curious George
television series reader
Curious George The Perfect Carrot
978-0-547-24299-6
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN

After learning about hibernation, George
decides that the best way to spend the cold
winter months is the way that bears do it—
fast asleep! But first it’s too bright in his
room; then it’s not cave-like enough; and
then it’s too loud. When George finally does
get to sleep, he wakes up to discover that he
slept only one night, not the whole winter!
Will George be convinced that winter can be
a wonderland of fun after all?
Includes a question-and-answer activity on
hibernation as well as a craft project to make
your own teddy bear cave.

When water starts overflowing, a curious
little monkey tries his paw at plumbing!
March
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Paperback picture book

$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-23589-9

Another Curious George
television series book
Curious George Up, Up, and Away
978-0-547-11966-3
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN

90 HMH Books • Spring 2010

Curious George
Plumber’s Helper
When Curious George’s new bath
toys go down the drain, it’s time to call
the plumber. With some amazing tools
(and George’s help), the toys are found
and the pipes are cleared. When a
second drain disaster occurs, George
tries fixing it on his own, without the
same success. Ultimately, George learns
that the best way to keep the plumbing
system working is to prevent clogs in the first place . . . and to invest in extra large
(and extra fun) bath toys.
George’s latest adventure includes fun facts about how water gets to your house
along with a coloring and tool-labeling activity.

Curious George television series merchandise © Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved.

March
Full-color illustrations
Ages 0–3 • PreK
10 pages • 7 x 7
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: Universal
Novelty

$6.99 BB/$8.99 CAN
978-0-547-24300-9

Curious George
At the Park
A Touch-and-Feel TV Board Book
There are so many fun things for Curious George to do at the park: see his animal
friends, admire the trees and flowers, fly a kite, play soccer, and—his favorite one
of all—have a picnic!
The varied touch-and-feel materials—which include soft bunny fur, bumpy tree
bark, shiny kite material, a rubbery soccer ball, and patterned blanket fabric—
help young readers experience and enjoy all that the park has to offer through the
curious eyes of everyone’s favorite little monkey.

More Curious George television
series board books:
Curious George What Do You See?
978-0-547-18263-6
$6.99 BB/$8.99 CAN

Curious George At the Zoo
978-0-618-80042-1
$6.99 BB/$8.99 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 91

BOARD BOOK

Visit the park with Curious George and find five
fun textures to touch and feel!

Curious George Marketing
Visit the all new www.curiousgeorge.com for
• Your main source for all products, books, licensing, stage shows,
movies, and more
• Information about the Emmy-award winning PBS television show!
• Games and activities
• Resources for teachers and librarians: discussion guides, educational games, and more, all on downloadable, reproducible sheets
• A complete party kit so you can host your own fun-filled Curious
George event: invitations, nametags, games, coloring sheets, and
everything you need to make your party complete
• Visit www.curiousgeorgebooks.com for all book news
• Coloring sheets
• And more!

Invite Curious George and the Man with
the Yellow Hat to your event!
To rent a Curious George or Man with the Yellow
Hat costume for your event, call Costume Specialists
at 800-596-9357!

Build your own Curious George boutique!
Along with timeless books by H. A. and Margret Rey,
find fun toys, games, clothing, and more! For a complete
list of licensed products and ordering information, visit
www.curiousgeorge.com.
Curious George plush dolls are available from Russ
Berrie. To order call 800-272-7877!
92 HMH Books • Spring 2010

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
112 pages • 51⁄4 x 75⁄8
Ctn qty: 48 (POB), 50 (Paperback)
US, C
B/T: Contact HMH
A/S: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Paperback chapter book

$15.00 POB/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-36903-7
$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN
978-0-547-21077-3

A Pup’s Tale
Based on the characters created by Susan Meddaugh
At long last here is the story of how Martha and Helen met, as told by Martha in
her own words. Her puppy days included some dark times as a doggy criminal
after she was adopted by a sneaky thief and her accomplice. After a series of
criminal mishaps and general mayhem, Martha finds herself in police custody
and, luckily, back at the shelter, where she is readopted by Helen. The rest is
Martha Speaks history! Includes an introduction to the cast of characters, a glossary,
and two entertaining word-challenge activities.

More Martha Speaks Chapter Books:
Martha On the Case
978-0-547-36894-8
$15.00 POB/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-21055-1
$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN

Shelter Dog Blues
978-0-547-36897-9
$15.00 POB/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-21050-6
$5.99 PA/$7.95 CAN

HMH Books • Spring 2010 93

PAPERBACK

Martha’s amazing autobiography about her
puppy days as a criminal-in-training!

PAPERBACK

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
24 pages • 8 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
US, C
B/T: Contact HMH
A/S: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Paperback picture book

Can Martha’s new pack of dogs resist the
call of the comfy couch and can opener
in favor of the call of the wild?

$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-21075-9

Leader of the Pack
Based on the characters created by Susan Meddaugh

Another Martha Speaks picture book:
Martha Says it With Flowers
978-0-547-21058-2
$12.99 Rnf./$17.99 CAN

94 HMH Books • Spring 2010

After being excluded from Helen’s family-tree school project because she isn’t
a human family member, Martha decides to get in touch with her own roots.
What better way to do that than to live in the wild like her wolf ancestors?
Martha succeeds in convincing the neighborhood dogs to join her pack, but
getting them to stay is a different story. How can sleeping on the cold, hard
ground and hunting squirrels compete with comfy armchairs and gourmet
dog food dinners? If her dog pack deserts her, will Martha’s best friend Helen
welcome her back to the family? Includes fun vocabulary-building activities.

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–7 • K–Grade 2
24 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50 (POB), 50 (paperback)
US, C
B/T: Contact HMH
A/S: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Paperback early reader

$12.99 POB/$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-36904-4
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-21079-7

Meet Martha
Based on the characters created by Susan Meddaugh
When Martha’s family brings her home from the pound as a puppy, she barks
and woofs like any other dog. But after Helen feeds her a bowl of alphabet soup,
Martha begins to speak! As readers meet Martha and her family, they’ll soon
learn how fun and challenging living with a talking dog can be.
This book uses picture symbols within the text to help introduce lovable
Martha and her fun-loving family and friends to beginning readers. Includes a
cut-out flashcard game.

HMH Books • Spring 2010 95

PAPERBACK

The original Martha Speaks story retold
in a picture-reader format!

PAPERBACK

April
Ages 5–7 • K–Grade 2
24 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50 (POB), 50 (paperback)
US, C
B/T: Contact HMH
A/S: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Paperback early reader

Sibling—er—doggy rivalry rears its ugly head when
Martha and Skits receive a cool new dog toy.

$12.99 POB/$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-36902-0
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-21078-0

Toy Trouble
Based on the characters created by Susan Meddaugh

More Martha Speaks early readers:
Farm Dog Martha
978-0-547-36893-1
$12.99 POB/$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-21060-5
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN

Play Ball!
978-0-547-36896-2
$12.99 POB/$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-21061-2
$3.99 PA/$5.50 CAN

96 HMH Books • Spring 2010

When TD brings Martha and Skits a new chew toy, the two dogs can’t seem to
stop fighting over who gets to play with it. Helen soon makes them watch a
video (for babies!) about sharing and even threatens to take it away unless they
can reach an agreement. After talks for trading toys break down, Martha comes
up with a novel solution to the problem . . . will Helen be satisfied? Includes fun
vocabulary-building activities.

MARKETING
Don’t miss the Martha Speaks animated television series five
days a week on PBS Kids!
Visit www.marthathetalkingdog.com for
• Games and activities
• A complete list of Martha books
• More information about the author and the PBS Kids television series

Host your own Martha Speaks Canine Caper Party. The
event kit is available online at
www.marthathetalkingdog.com.
Event kits are filled with:
• Stickers
• Bookplates with Martha’s paw print!
• Lots of fun activities
• Games for the whole family

Invite Martha to your event!
To rent the Martha costume for your special event,
call Costume Specialists at 800-596-9357.

Martha Plush Doll
Watch for the Martha plush doll
coming from Kids Preferred for
the 2009 holiday season!

Island of the
Blue Dolphins
By Scott O’Dell

Introduction by Lois
Lowry

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
40 pages • 10 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Paperback picture book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-40949-5

$6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN
978-0-547-33787-6

Five Little Monkeys Play
Hide-and-Seek

Over four
million Five
Little Monkey
books in print!

Eileen Christelow
“Giddy, good-hearted fun.” —Booklist
“The energetic illustrations work well with the overall mood of silliness. . . .
Children will enjoy the repetitive, rhyming nature.” —School Library Journal
Mama’s out dancing, and Lulu, the babysitter, is in charge. The five little monkeys
are supposed to go to bed, but they convince Lulu there’s time for one game of
hide-and-seek . . . and then another, and another.
Vibrant, expressive illustrations in Eileen Christelow’s signature style accompany
a catchy rhyming text that’s great for reading aloud. The refrain invites children to
join in. And what little monkey can resist the idea of mischief at bedtime?

978-0-395-55701-3 $5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the

978-0-395-66413-1 $6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

Also by Eileen Christelow:
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

Five Little Monkeys series and, most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She
and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit her website at
www.christelow.com.

For The Five Little Monkeys Wash
the Car by Eileen Christelow in
board book, see page 71.

Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010 99

PAPERBACK

Everyone’s favorite five little
monkeys don’t want to go to bed!

PAPERBACK

Four classic picture books,
July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
32 pages • 163⁄8 x 18
Ctn qty: 37
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Paperback big book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-15-292869-8
Paperback edition:
$6.00 PA/$8.00 CAN
978-0-15-201951-8

Join Big Fat Hen and all her friends and
their chicks as they count to ten using
the classic counting nursery rhyme.

$26.99 Big Book/
$36.95 CAN
978-0-547-32859-1

information about Keith Baker visit his

Big Fat Hen
Keith Baker

Keith Baker is the author-illustrator of
many beloved picture books, including
Potato Joe, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Quack
and Count. He lives in Seattle. For more
website www.keithbakerbodes.com.

1, 2, 3—
count with
me!

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
32 pages • 18 x 145⁄8
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Paperback big book
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-15-256023-2
Paperback edition:
$6.00 PA/$8.00 CAN
978-0-15-200223-7

$26.99 Big Book/
$36.95 CAN
978-0-547-32857-7

100 Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010

Mouse Count
Ellen Stoll Walsh
A very hungry snake finds ten little
mice and counts them into a jar, but
the clever mice trick the snake and
“uncount” themselves in a daring escape.
Ellen Stoll Walsh is the author and illustrator of many award-winning early concept
books for young children, including Mouse
Paint. She lives near Rochester, New York.

Red Leaf, Yellow
Leaf
Lois Ehlert
From seed to full-grown tree, the
journey of a sugar maple and the child
who planted it is told through Ehlert’s
delightful text and collages. Includes
special backmatter.

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–7 • PreK–Grade 2
40 pages • 16 x 16
Ctn qty: 40
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Paperback big book
Hardcover edition:
$17.00 CL/$22.00 CAN
978-0-15-266197-7

$26.99 Big Book/
$36.95 CAN
978-0-547-32858-4

Lois Ehlert is the author and illustrator of
many celebrated picture books, including
Leaf Man, for which she was awarded the

Story time is
more fun with
a big book!

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. She lives
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Where Is the
Green Sheep?
Mem Fox Illustrated by
Judy Horacek
Find the green sheep in this simple,
cozy, sheep-filled story complete with
sleepy rhymes and brightly colored
illustrations.
Mem Fox is the acclaimed author of many popular books, including the New York Times

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 3–5 • PreK–K
32 pages • 14 x 141⁄4
Ctn qty: 40
US, C, O
B/T/P/M: Jenny Darling
A/S: HMH
Paperback big book
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-15-204907-2

$26.99 Big Book/
$36.95 CAN
978-0-547-32856-0

bestsellers Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed. She lives in Adelaide,
Australia. For more information about Mem Fox, visit her website at www.memfox.com.

Judy Horacek writes, illustrates, and creates cartoons that appear regularly in national
magazines and newspapers in Australia. She lives in Dickson, Australia. For more information about Judy Horacek, visit her website at www.horacek.com.au.

Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010 101

PAPERBACK

now in big-book format!

PAPERBACK

Everyone’s favorite talking dog is now
available in a paperback book and CD set!

June
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–8 • K–Grade 3
32 pages • 8 x 10
World
B/T/A/S: HMH
P/M: WGBH
Paperback picture book & CD
Hardcover book & CD edition:
$16.99 Book & CD/$21.50 CAN
978-0-395-63313-7

$10.99 PA & CD/
$14.99 CAN
978-0-547-33165-2

Martha Speaks
Susan Meddaugh
Praise for Martha Speaks:
★ “Martha’s balloon babblings are just as funny in the fourth
reading as the first.”—Booklist, starred review
★ “Everything about the book is extremely well done, from the story line to
the illustrations and presentation.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Also by Susan Meddaugh:
Martha Blah Blah
978-0-395-79755-6
$16.00 Rnf./$18.50 CAN
978-0-395-90118-2
$6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

The first book in the beloved series about Martha the talking dog is now in a
paperback and CD set. When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog
Martha, Martha begins to speak. But having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems!
Martha’s nonstop talking starts to drive her family bonkers, and she has to learn
the power of words and the time and place to use them. Perfect for Martha fans
and alphabet soup groupies!

Martha Calling
978-0-395-69825-9
$16.00 Rnf./$21.95 CAN
978-0-395-82741-3
$6.99 PA/$8.99 CAN

Susan Meddaugh has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including
Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. She
lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

102 Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010

Rabbit and Turtle Go
to School/Conejo y
tortuga van a la escuela

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 4–6 • PreK–Grade 1
28 pages • 6 x 81⁄2
Ctn qty: 50 (POB), 50 (paperback)
World
B/T/A/P/S: HMH (excluding
school market)
M: Text: HMH
Art: Artist c/o HMH
Beginning reader

Lucy Floyd Illustrated by
Christopher Denise
Translated by Alma Flor Ada
and F. Isabel Campoy

$3.99 Bilingual PA/
Rabbit and Turtle repeat their famous race—this time on $5.50 CAN
978-0-547-33898-9
their way to school. Rabbit runs; Turtle takes the bus.
$12.99 Bilingual CL/
Who will win? Includes a note from the translators.
$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-33897-2
Christopher Denise is the illustrator of The Great Redwall Feast and A Redwall Winter’s Tale by
Brian Jacques. He lives in Rhode Island.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy are authors of many books in Spanish and English.

Simultaneous
hardcover and
paperback
editions!

They are also prolific translators and leading mentors of bilingual education in the United
States. To learn more about them, visit their websites at www.almaflorada.com and
www.isabelcampoy.com.

Farmers Market/
Día de mercado

July
Full-color illustrations
Ages 5–7 • K–Grade 2
28 pages • 6 x 81⁄2
Ctn qty: 50 (POB), 50 (paperback)
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH (excluding
school market)
Beginning reader

Carmen Parks Illustrated by
Edward Martinez
Translated by Alma Flor Ada
and F. Isabel Campoy

$3.99 Bilingual PA/
$5.50 CAN
978-0-547-36900-6

Colorful vegetables, delicious fruits, and lots of
friends . . . The farmers market is always fun!
Includes a note from the translators.

$12.99 Bilingual POB/
$17.99 CAN
978-0-547-36899-3

Edward Martinez has illustrated several children’s books, including the Green Light Reader
Tomás Rivera. He lives in Connecticut.

Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010 103

PAPERBACK

Favorite Green Light Readers now in bilingual editions!

PAPERBACK

Oooh lá lá! Dodsworth
and Duck are visiting Paris!

May
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
48 pages • 6 x 9
Ctn qty: 50
World
B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH
Paperback early reader
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-618-98062-8

$4.99 PA/$6.99 CAN
978-0-547-33192-8

Dodsworth in Paris
Tim Egan
“Kids are sure to enjoy the zany humor and identify with
the duck’s playful nature.” —School Library Journal

Also by Tim Egan:
Dodsworth in New York
978-0-618-77708-2
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-24831-8
$4.99 PA/$6.99 CAN

Dodsworth in London
978-0-547-13816-9
$15.00 Rnf./$19.95 CAN

Dodsworth and his (crazy) friend the duck have just arrived in Paris. It’s their
first time in the City of Lights, and they are ready for some adventures magnifique!
Right away they see mimes, painters, and people wearing berets. They climb the
Eiffel Tower, and the duck even finds a bent-over guy who rings bells for a living.
It looks as if it’s going to turn out to be a great vacation in Paris . . . but trouble is
never far from a misbehaving duck!
Tim Egan is the author and illustrator of several offbeat and humorous tales for children.
Born in New Jersey, Tim moved to California to attend the Art Center College of Design in
Pasadena, California. He still lives in Southern California with his wife, Ann, and their two
sons. To learn more about Tim Egan, visit his website at www.timegan.com.

104 Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
44 pages • 61⁄4 x 83⁄4
Ctn qty: 50
World English
B/S: HMH
T/A: Text: Writers House
Art: HMH
P/M: Text: Writers House
Art: Dilys Evans
Paperback early reader
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-15-205390-1

$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN
978-0-547-31672-7
MARKETING:
• Bookmark

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa:
Horse in the House
Erica Silverman Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
“Just right for the new reader who loves horses.” —Kirkus Reviews
In the fifth book of the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series, Cocoa nudges his way
right into Cowgirl Kate’s house. He pokes his head through every doorway and
finally decides to live in the best stall of all—the kitchen. What’s a cowgirl to do?
Well, whether under one roof or two, there’s no doubt these buckaroos will be
pals forever!
Erica Silverman has written many books for children, including Sholom’s Treasure: How
Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein, and When the Chickens
Went On Strike, illustrated by Matthew Trueman. She lives in Los Angeles.

Betsy Lewin is the well-known illustrator of Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and
the Caldecott Honor–winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, all written by Doreen
Cronin. She also illustrated Heat Wave, written by Eileen Spinelli. She lives in Brooklyn.

Also by Erica Silverman
and Betsy Lewin:
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
978-0-15-205660-5
$5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine
978-0-15-206602-4
$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN

For Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa:
Spring Babies by Erica Silverman and
Betsy Lewin, see page 54.

Sandpiper Paperbacks • Spring 2010 105

PAPERBACK

Cocoa says goodbye to the barn and
tries to move in with Cowgirl Kate!

PAPERBACK

April
Full-color illustrations
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7
128 pages • 5 x 71⁄2
Ctn qty: 48
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M: Writers House
S: HMH
Paperback middle grade fiction
Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL
978-0-15-205488-5

Inventions, spells, and bullies—oh my!

$4.99 PA/$6.99 CAN
978-0-547-32882-9

From Russia with Lunch
A Chet Gecko Mystery
Bruce Hale
“Entertaining. . . . Laced with puns, wisecracks, and mentions
of edible treats involving insect ingredients.” —Booklist

More Chet Gecko mysteries:
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It all begins when Chet’s favorite teacher is fired, only to be replaced by the
mechanical invention of Dr. Tanya Lightov, a mysterious Russian scientist.
Suddenly, the school seems possessed by forces that are upsetting the natural
order of things: kindergartners are beating up sixth graders; teachers’ pets are
talking back; and worst of all, Chet’s faithful partner and best friend, Natalie
Attired, has abandoned him in his hour of need.
Will Chet be able to restore his friendship with Natalie and bring Emerson
Hicky back to normal? One thing’s for certain: the crazy, mixed-up mastermind
behind this case will be the last creature anyone expects.

Give My Regrets to Broadway
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Bruce Hale is the author of Snoring Beauty, illustrated by Howard Fine, as well as the fifteen
Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults,
he lives in Santa Barbara, California. You can visit his website at www.brucehale.com.

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The Sisters Eight Book 1:
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June
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The Kite Fighters
Linda Sue Park
“With ease and grace, Park brings these long-ago children to life.”
—School Library Journal

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Archer’s Quest
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Korean tradition dictates that as the second son, Young-sup’s duty is to assist his
older brother, Kee-sup. Then the boys discover kite fighting. Kee-sup’s talents lie
in building a kite, fashioning wood and paper to withstand any wind. But it’s
Young-sup who can feel what the kite wants to do.
With the New Year Festival coming up, the boys set their sights on the kite
fights. Given their combined talents, they could win. But tradition, through the
stern voice of their father, says Kee-sup must fly the kite. Can they stand up
against what has always been?

Seesaw Girl
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Rochester, New York, with her family. For more information, please visit her website at
www.lspark.com.

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My New Best Friend
Julie Bowe
“Delightful. . . . Fans of Ida May will be overjoyed.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A satisfying read, especially for fans of Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine
series or Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s younger Alice books.” —Booklist
After Ida May’s last best friend moved away, she swore she’d never have another.
But then she met fun, sparkly Stacey Merriweather, and now Stacey and Ida are
like two peas in a pod. When the friends discover a magical mermaid night light
that seems to grant wishes, Ida uses it to make something bad happen to the
mean girl in class. Then Stacey uses the mermaid to undo a scheduled math test.
The more they put the mermaid’s powers to use, the more they need to help it
along by manipulating the truth with their “highly creative stories.” Soon Ida feels
caught between telling the truth and hurting her friendship with Stacey. How will
Ida set the record straight while still keeping her new best friend?

Also by Julie Bowe:
My Last Best Friend

Julie Bowe is the author of the Friends for Keeps series, including My Last Best Friend and
My Best Frenemy. She lives in Mondovi, Wisconsin. You can visit her website at
www.juliebowe.com.

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April
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Island of the
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O’Dell
“Island of the Blue Dolphins has the timeless enduring quality of a classic.”
—Chicago Tribune
Newbery Medal winner Island of the Blue Dolphins is considered one of the greatest
children's books ever written. This story of survival is as haunting and beautiful
today as it was when it first appeared in print. And now, just in time to celebrate
the book’s fiftieth anniversary, Sandpiper is honored to bring a new paperback
edition of this masterpiece to the next generation. With gorgeous packaging and
an introduction by Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, this version will guarantee
Karana’s story inspires readers for decades to come.
Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received
the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honors, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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brand-new paperback editions!
The Black Pearl
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Scott O’Dell
“Reverberates with ‘proud admiration of the
courage of the human spirit.’”
—Publishers Weekly
Ramon Salazar knows someday he will
become a partner with his father, pearling
the waters of Baja California. But now, at
sixteen, he is more excited to begin pearling
on his own. He dreams of finding the great
pearl: the magnificant Pearl of Heaven. This
pearl would make him a very rich man. But
what Ramon doesn’t realize is that the pearl would reshape his life in other
ways, too. Ways he can’t imagine.
As part of the O’Dell extravaganza, this Newbery Honor book will be published in a beautiful new paperback edition. Filled with adventure and suspense,
this is another classic that will live on in the hearts and minds of young readers
for generations to come.

April
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Also by Scott O’Dell:

Streams to the River, River to the Sea

Black Star, Bright Dawn

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Quirky, cool, and full of creepy crawlies.

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Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone
The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival
Dene Low
“Filled with delightful absurdity and witty banter.” —Booklist
Petronella discovers that her guardian, Uncle Augustus T. Percival, has developed
a most un-Victorian compulsion: he must eat bugs. Worse still, Uncle Augustus
will be attending her birthday soiree and his current state will most definitely be
an embarrassment.
During the festivities, when Petronella would much rather be sharing
pleasantries with handsome Lord James Sinclair (swoon), important guests are
disappearing, kidnapping notes are appearing, and, since many of the clues are
insects, Uncle Augustus is surreptitiously devouring evidence. It’s more than
one sixteen-year-old girl should have to handle. But, truth be told, there is far
more yet to come . . .
Dene Low lives in Utah. This is her first book. You can visit her website at
www.denelow.com.

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The Yggyssey
How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts,
Found Out Where They Went, and Went There
Daniel Pinkwater
La Brea Woman is missing. Valentino, too. The ghosts of Los Angeles are disappearing right and left!
Iggy Birnbaum is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, no matter
what Neddie Wentworthstein and Seamus Finn say. There’s just the little matter
of traveling to another plane of existence, first . . . and then, of course, not
making a witch angry once she gets there.
From Los Angeles to old New Hackensack, fans of The Neddiad will be delighted
to join up with Iggy, Neddie, Seamus, and the usual apparitional entourage for
another weird and wonderful adventure by Daniel Pinkwater.

Also by Daniel Pinkwater:
The Neddiad
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Daniel Pinkwater’s stories have entertained generations of readers. He is also known to
NPR-listening, book-buying people around the country for his children’s book commentary
on Weekend Edition Saturday, on which he and host Scott Simon read aloud from books that
Pinkwater selects.

For Adventures of a
Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel
Pinkwater, see pages 32–33.

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Vintage Pinkwater: laugh-out-loud funny,
with incredible characters and dialogue.

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Get ready for a turbulent
trip down the Mississippi.

June
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Crows and Cards
Joseph Helgerson
“Inspired by Twain’s Life on the Mississippi, Helgerson’s folksy and chatty
tale is also reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn in Zeb’s struggles with his
conscience and its themes of slavery and freedom.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Helgerson surrounds Zeb with a lively cast of scruffy no-goodniks, a
determined slave, and a mystical Indian father-daughter duo. . . . A solid
choice for fans of high-spun yarns and not-too-tall tales.” —Booklist

Also by Joseph Helgerson:
Horns and Wrinkles
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It’s 1849 and Zebulon Crabtree’s mother and father have shipped him off to
St. Louis to apprentice with a tanner. Too bad he has serious allergies to fur
and advice from his parents. Hearing the beat of a different drummer, Zeb takes
up with a riverboat gambler who has some special plans for him. Includes an
afterword, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
Joseph Helgerson grew up in a small town on the Mississippi River, where his parents
often took him and his brothers sandbar camping. Today he carries on that tradition with
his own family. He lives in Minneapolis.

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Dormia
Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
“Alfonso’s quest demonstrates that the path home can be the most trying.”
—Publishers Weekly
When Alfonso Perplexon sleepwalks, he crosses power lines like a tight-rope walker or climbs hundreds of feet up a tree, things he would never do when awake.
No one can explain why Alfonso can accomplish such feats in his sleep, until
one night a man shows up claiming to be Alfonso’s long-lost Uncle Hill. He tells
Alfonso about “wakeful sleeping,” and about Dormia, a land hidden deep in the
Ural Mountains. He reveals to Alfonso that it’s his destiny to save Dormia from
complete destruction. But first, Alfonso must harness the power of his sleep.
While cowering from a sandstorm on the Sinai Peninsula, Jake Halpern and Peter
Kujawinski began talking about the power of sleep and the kingdom of Dormia. Over
the years, the friends rendezvoused in a number of odd places. The result was a prolonged
boyhood and this book. Today, Peter lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Jake in New Haven,
Connecticut.

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“This fantasy is for readers still mourning the
end of the Harry Potter books.” —Booklist

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A compelling portrait of one girl’s wartime
experiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

April
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192 pages • 51⁄8 x 75⁄8
Ctn qty: 48
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Good Night, Maman
Norma Fox Mazer
★ “Mazer writes with a simplicity that personalizes the history. . . .
Direct . . . honest.” —Booklist, starred review
“Riveting.” —Kirkus Reviews
When the German army occupies Paris in June of 1940, young Karin Levi and
her brother, like Jews all over Europe, find themselves on the run. They are
fortunate to obtain two coveted places aboard a ship bound for the United States,
but Karin knows that crossing the ocean means she may never see her beloved
mother again. Karin’s unforgettable story—revealing the little-known world of a
handful of European refugees in World War II America—tells of survival, of growing up, and of love’s ability to endure even the most extraordinary circumstances.
Also by Norma Fox Mazer:
Babyface
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Crazy Fish
978-0-15-206373-3
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Norma Fox Mazer is an award-winning novelist and has been a faculty member in the
well-respected Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. Her
books have received a Newbery Honor, the Christopher Award, the Edgar Allan Poe
Award, a National Book Award nomination, and other prestigious honors. She lives in
Montpelier, Vermont.

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May
Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9
224 pages • 51⁄8 x 75⁄8
Ctn qty: 48
World
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978-0-618-03377-5

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Goose Chase
Patrice Kindl
★ “Kindl takes flight.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “A delightful, witty fairy-tale spoof.” —Booklist, starred review
“[Alexandria’s] tale is told with tongue in cheek and lots of
laugh-out-loud humor.” —School Library Journal
Her name is Alexandria Aurora Fortunato, and she is as lovely as the dawn. That
is her first problem. There’s also those three magical gifts bestowed on her by a
mysterious old woman. And that King Claudio the Cruel wants to marry her, as
does his rival, Prince Edmund of Dorloo. That’s two more problems. Worst of all,
she is locked in a tower. Clearly the only thing to do is escape—and, with the aid
of her twelve goose companions, that’s precisely what Alexandria does.
Patrice Kindl has also written Owl in Love, The Woman in the Wall, and Lost in the
Labyrinth. She lives in upstate New York with her husband.

Also by Patrice Kindl:
Lost in the Labyrinth
978-0-618-39402-9
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Owl in Love
978-0-618-43910-2
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A tale of magic and romance in which a
gaggle of geese play a most surprising role!

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The award-winning Scientists in the Field
title about protecting our world’s oceans from
plastic and pollution is now in paperback!

April
Full-color photographs
Ages 10 and up • Grades 5 and up
64 pages • 11 x 9
Ctn qty: 50
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Tracking Trash
Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Loree Griffin Burns
Winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award for Nonfiction
Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks
trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the
watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information
he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And
with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists and friends, is
using his data to understand and protect our oceans.
Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral work far from the Pacific Ocean, at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School. While writing this book, however, she made
For The Hive Detectives by
Loree Griffin Burns, see page 27.

several trips to the Pacific coast. Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and
children. She is also the author of The Hive Detectives.

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224 pages • 43⁄16 x 67⁄8
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World English
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A girl unknowingly aids Nat Turner’s slave uprising.

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The Letter Writer
Ann Rinaldi
“The feisty Harriet narrates her harrowing story with a credible mix
of naïveté and candor, providing troubling glimpses of the enigmatic
Turner and antebellum Virginia.” —Kirkus Reviews

Also by Ann Rinaldi:
Juliet’s Moon
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The Ever-After Bird
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Eleven-year-old Harriet Whitehead is an outsider in her own family. She feels
accepted and important only when she is entrusted to write letters for her blind
stepmother. Then Nat Turner, a slave preacher, arrives on her family’s plantation
and Harriet befriends him, entranced by his gentle manner and eloquent sermons
about an all-forgiving God. When Nat asks Harriet for a map of the county to
help him spread the word, she draws it for him—wanting to be part of something
important. But the map turns out to be the missing piece that sets Nat’s secret
plan in motion and makes Harriet an unwitting accomplice to the bloodiest slave
uprising in U.S. history. Can Harriet ever make peace with what she has done?
Ann Rinaldi is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life.
She lives in central New Jersey. You can visit her website at www.annrinaldi.net.

April
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304 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 48
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Trouble
Gary D. Schmidt
★ “Contains Schmidt’s eloquent language and compelling characters.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“Henry’s odyssey of growth and understanding is pitch-perfect.” —The Bulletin
“Emotionally gripping and seductively told.” —Publishers Weekly
When Henry Smith’s older brother goes into a coma after being hit by a
Cambodian boy’s pickup truck, the entire Smith family is engulfed in the
tragedy. It takes a mountain, which Henry vows to climb, to open the eyes
of this long-established Yankee family to their own prejudices and to an
awareness that they can never insulate themselves against trouble.
Gary D. Schmidt is the author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, which won the
Newbery Honor and the Printz Honor, as well as The Wednesday Wars, also a Newbery
Honor book as well as a New York Times bestseller. He is a professor of English at
Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Also by Gary D. Schmidt:
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
978-0-618-43929-4
$15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Newbery Honor Book

Straw into Gold
978-0-618-05601-9
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978-054723776-3
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A tale of racism and stereotypes by a
New York Times bestselling author.

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May
Ages 14 and up • Grades 9 and up
336 pages • 5 x 7
Ctn qty: 24
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B/T/P/M: Writers House
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Paperback teen fiction
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$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0618-605729

★ “Raw . . . honest.” —Booklist, starred review

$7.99 PA/$10.99 CAN
978-0-547-33168-3

After the Moment
Garret Freymann-Weyr
★ “An expertly crafted story about a complicated first love.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Written with great heart.” —Romantic Times
“Subtle, reflective, and emotional.” —The Bulletin
“Not to be missed.” —TeensReadToo.com

Also by Garret Freymann-Weyr:
My Heartbeat
978-0-618-26363-9
$15.00 CL/$16.95 CAN

Maia Morland is pretty, but not pretty-pretty. She’s smart. She’s brave. She’s also a
self-proclaimed train wreck. Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite.
He’s also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.
Their young love starts off like a romance novel—full of hope, strength, and
passion. But when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and
her love.

Stay with Me
978-0-618-60571-2
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
978-0-618-88404-9
$8.99 PA/$11.99 CAN

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Garret Freymann-Weyr is the author of My Heartbeat, a Printz Honor book, as well
as Stay with Me, The Kings Are All Here, and When I Was Older. She lives outside of
Charlotte, North Carolina.

April
Ages 14 and up • Grades 9 and up
228 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
Ctn qty: 24
US, C, O
B/T/P/M: Donald Maass Agency
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The Clearing
Heather Davis
Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place
because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the
pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling
on what her future holds after high school.
Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from
any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing,
she’s starting to fall for him.
But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is.
Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and
his family are stuck in the past. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him
more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy
his safe existence.
The Clearing is a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength,
and having the courage to make your own destiny.
Heather Davis is the author of Never Cry Werewolf. She lives in Seattle. You can visit her
website at www.heatherdavisbooks.com.

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Two teens living decades apart form a bond
that will change their lives forever.

PAPERBACK

June
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
240 pages • 5 x 71⁄2
Ctn qty: 48
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An exciting soccer story—
just in time for the World Cup!

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GOAL
Glory Days
Robert Rigby

Other books in the GOAL trilogy:
GOAL! The Dream Begins

You saw him on the screen in the hit movies GOAL: The Dream Begins and GOAL
II: Living the Dream. Now the saga of young professional soccer player Santiago
Muñez continues in this final installment of the GOAL trilogy.
With a fresh start and a warm welcome from his old fans in Newcastle, Santi
returns to England and to the team where his career began. Soon he’s back at the
top of his game, and when he is selected for a 2010 World Cup squad, it seems
as if his dream of playing in the World Cup finals is within reach.
But when Santi is injured during an international warm-up game, he worries
that this could be the end of it all. With no time to waste, the pressure is on for
him to get back on the field. Will his injury keep him from achieving his ultimate
goal? Or will he recover in time to play in the greatest competition of his life?

978-0-15-205798-5
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GOAL II: Living the Dream
978-0-15-205881-4
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Robert Rigby is a playwright, novelist, and television scriptwriter. His award-winning work
with youth theater companies has been staged in Great Britain, Europe, the United States,
and Africa. Mr. Rigby lives in Norfolk, England.

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Swoon at Your Own Risk
Sydney Salter
You’d think Polly Martin would have all the answers when it comes to love—
after all, her grandmother is the famous syndicated advice columnist Miss Swoon.
But after a junior year full of dating disasters, Polly has sworn off boys. This
summer, she’s going to focus on herself for once. So Polly is happy when she finds
out Grandma is moving in—think of all the great advice she’ll get. But Miss
Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy sexagenarian! How can Polly stop herself from
falling for Xander Cooper, the suddenly hot skateboarder who keeps showing up
while she’s working at Wild Waves water park, when Grandma is picking up guys
at the bookstore and flirting with the dishwasher repairman? No advice column
can prepare Polly for what happens when she goes on a group camping trip with
three-too-many ex-boyfriends and the tempting Xander. Polly is forced to face
her feelings and figure out if it’s possible to be in love and still be herself.

Also by Sydney Salter:
My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters
978-0-15-206643-7
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Jungle Crossing

Sydney Salter is the author of My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters and Jungle Crossing.
She lives in Utah. You can visit her website at www.sydneysalter.com.

978-0-15-206434-1
$16.00 CL/$21.95 CAN

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Love life in trouble? Maybe Miss Swoon can help.

April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
368 pages • 5 x 7
Ctn qty: 48
World
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P/M: Firebrand Literary
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$8.99 PA/$11.99 CAN
978-0-547-32794-5

“No other series for YAs is like this one!”
—KLIATT

COVER NOT FINAL

PAPERBACK

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444 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
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World
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978-0-15-206187-6

A fresh look
for the
Bloody Jack
series

My Bonny Light Horseman
Being an Account of the Further Adventures
of Jacky Faber, in Love and War
L. A. Meyer
“Both the stirrings of love and the horrors of war are as vivid as the
descriptions of victuals and raiment. Teens who have followed Jacky
will be happy for another ride.” —Kirkus Reviews

Also by L. A. Meyer:

The infamous pirate, riverboat seductress, master of disguise, and street-urchinturned-sailor Jacky Faber is secretly being forced to pose as an American dancer
behind enemy lines in Paris, where she entices a French general into revealing
military secrets—all to save her dear friends. Then, in intrepid Jacky Faber style,
she dons male clothing and worms her way into a post as galloper with the French
army, ultimately leading a team of men to fight alongside the great Napoleon.

Bloody Jack
978-0-15-205085-6
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Curse of the Blue Tattoo
978-0-15-205459-5
$7.95 PA/$10.95 CAN

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L. A. Meyer was an art teacher, an illustrator, a designer, and a naval officer before he
began to write about the impetuous Jacky Faber. He currently operates an art gallery
with his wife near their home in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine. To learn
more, visit www.jackyfaber.com.

May
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
312 pages • 5 x 7
Ctn qty: 24
US, C, I, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown
Paperback teen fiction
Hardcover edition:
$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-206258-3

$7.99 PA/$10.99 CAN
978-0-547-33166-9

King of the Screwups
K. L. Going
★ “Full of comic moments. . . . Readers—screwups or not—will empathize
as Liam, utterly likable despite his faults, learns to be himself.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “Going’s knack for defying stereotypes and creating memorable characters
will not disappoint fans of Fat Kid Rules the World and Saint Iggy.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
Everybody loves Liam Geller. He excels at sports; he knows exactly what clothes
to wear; he always ends up with the most beautiful girls in school. But he’s got an
uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most.
When Liam is kicked out of the house, his father’s brother takes him in. What
could a teenage chick magnet possibly have in common with his gay, glam rocker,
DJ uncle who lives in a trailer? A lot more than you’d think . . .

Also by K. L. Going:
The Garden of Eve
978-0-15-205986-6
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978-0-15-206614-7
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Saint Iggy

K. L. Going is the author of Fat Kid Rules the World, a Michael L. Printz Honor book, and
Saint Iggy, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Glen Spey, New York. You can
visit her website at www.klgoing.com.

978-0-15-205795-4
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978-0-15-206248-4
$6.95 PA/$9.50 CAN

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“Reads like a coming-out story for straight guys.”
—Kirkus Reviews

PAPERBACK

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320 pages • 51⁄2 x 81⁄4
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Who is Emily, really? Kendall is about to discover
the truth—and it will rock her world!

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Ghost Huntress Book 3
The Reason
Marley Gibson

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Ghost Huntress Book 1: The Awakening
978-0-547-15093-2
$8.99 PA/$11.99 CAN

Ghost Huntress Book 2: The Guidance
978-0-547-15094-9
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It’s not every day you have a premonition of your own demise. But two
months have passed since Kendall had a vision of her own death, and all is
well in her world. Maybe some cosmic wires got crossed. Then Kendall gets a
request from the mayor of Radisson to investigate the mayoral manor. Emily
and Loreen warn her against it: this spirit is dangerous. But not even they can
see just how dangerous.
During the aftermath of her run-in with the spirit, Kendall learns a lifeshattering secret. Now Kendall has an even bigger problem: she’s got to pull her
life together in order to cleanse the mayor’s mansion and bring peace to the
home—and herself.
Marley Gibson has written all of the Ghost Huntress books, as well as coauthored The
Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. She lives in Boston.

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Flora’s Dare
How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand
Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror,
and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom
(Despite Being Confined to Her Room)
Ysabeau S. Wilce
Winner of the Andre Norton Award for young adult science fiction and fantasy
★ “This fresh and funky setting is rich with glorious costumes, innovative
language, and tantalizing glimpses of history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Wilce creates a fantastic and unique world. . . . Guaranteed thrills,
chills, and amazing revelations.” —VOYA
In the second volume of her adventures, Flora Fyrdraaca’s aspirations to become
a ranger are put to the test. She must save her city and her best friend—and face
life-altering revelations about her family and herself.
Ysabeau S. Wilce is the acclaimed author of Flora Segunda. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
You can visit her website at www.crackpothall.com.

Also by Ysabeau S. Wilce:
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal
Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her GlassGazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers
(One Blue), a House with Eleven
Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog
978-0-15-205433-5
$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-205439-7
$7.95 PA/$10.95 CAN

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“Weird in the best possible way.” —Salon.com

April
Ages 12 and up • Grades 7 and up
528 pages • 41⁄2 x 7
Ctn qty: 24
US, C, O
B/T/A/P/M/S: Writers House
Paperback teen fantasy
Hardcover edition:
$17.00 CL/$22.95 CAN
978-0-15-205427-4

NONFICTION

May
200 full-color photos
272 pages • 71⁄2 x 9
Ctn qty: 12
World English
T/A/P/M/S:
B: HMH
Cookbook

Exciting family meals that take kids, schedules,
and real life into account, by the editors of
Condé Nast’s hit parenting magazine.

$24.95 CL/$33.95 CAN
978-0-547-31898-1
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The Cookie Family Dinner Cookbook
Recipes, Strategies, and Inspiration for
Any Night of the Week
Pilar Guzmán, Jennie Rosenstrach,
and Alanna Stang, editors of Cookie magazine
“What’s for dinner?” As any mom or dad knows, the age-old question gets a lot
more complicated when there are kids involved. In this stylish, brilliantly simple
cookbook, the editors of Cookie magazine provide hundreds of innovative dinner
solutions that are easy on parents and irresistible to kids. With full-color bold
photos on every page and seasoned with a big dose of humor, The Cookie Family
Dinner Cookbook is for every parent interested in eating well and staying sane.
Pilar Guzmán, founding editor in chief of Cookie, food and features director Jenny
Rosenstrach, and executive editor Alanna Stang are the creative forces behind Cookie,
the award-winning lifestyle magazine for parents. They are all moms.

130 HMH Adult • Spring 2010

April
100 full-color photos
232 pages • 9 x 10
Ctn qty: 18
World
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B/T/A: HMH
Paperback Cookbook

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978-0-547-24181-4
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What’s New, Cupcake?
Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion
Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
Create a racecar, a robot, or ravishing jewelry cupcakes for a kids’ birthday party
or bake up some comical critters and the cutest pets ever. All you need are candies
from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.
• Dozens of “EZ” projects that use just a few ingredients—perfect for kids
• More faux-food creations for April Fool’s Day
• More clever cupcakes for parties, Halloween, and holidays
Karen Tack is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her food can be seen on the covers of
Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Real Simple, Nick Jr., and many more.

Fellow creator Alan Richardson has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and
his work appears in many leading food and women’s magazines.

Also by Karen Tack &
Alan Richardson:
Hello, Cupcake!
978-0-618-82925-5 $15.95/$19.95 CAN

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NONFICTION

A brand-new collection of eye-popping cupcakes
anyone can make, from the creators of the smash
New York Times bestseller Hello, Cupcake!

REFERENCE

July
128 pages • 41⁄2 x 8
Ctn qty: 50
World
HMH
Paperback reference

Middle schoolers will make the grade with these
100 useful words from their favorite authors.

$5.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
978-0-547-33322-9
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100 Words Every Middle
Schooler Should Know
Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries
More is expected of middle schoolers than ever—more reading, more writing,
more independent learning. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps
students in grades 6 to 8 (ages 11 to 14) to express themselves with distinction
and get the most out of school.
The 100 words are as interesting as they are varied. They include verbs
(muster, replenish), nouns (havoc, restitution), and adjectives (apprehensive,
imperious). Knowing these words enables students to write and speak with
greater clarity and subtlety. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation
and appears with at least one quotation taken from a book that middle
schoolers are assigned in the classroom or enjoy reading on their own.
Both classic and contemporary works are represented. Among the authors are
young-adult favorites and award-winners Russell Freedman, Neil Gaiman, Lois
Lowry, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, J. K. Rowling, and Gary Soto.
100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students to gain useful
knowledge and prepares them to step into a broader world.

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July
288 pages • 8 x 10
Ctn qty: 12
World
HMH
Reference/Dictionaries

$18.95 POB
978-0-547-33316-8
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The American Heritage® Children’s
Science Dictionary
Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries
The American Heritage Children’s Science Dictionary introduces students in grades
4 to 6 (ages 9 to 12) to the language and ideas of science. Clear definitions,
full-color art, and feature notes and tables cover scientific subjects from earth
science to computers, and from basic biology and chemistry to mathematics. “Did
You Know?” notes present amazing facts on topics from earthworms to tornadoes.
This updated edition includes the latest scientific developments, such as Pluto’s
removal from the category of planet, the addition of new vocabulary such as dwarf
planet, many revisions to other entries regarding the solar system, and more. There
are more than 2,600 clear definitions, over 350 full-color illustrations, in-depth
graphic treatments of selected topics such as greenhouse effect and plate tectonics,
and detailed biographies of noteworthy scientists.
In collaboration with expert science consultants, the editors of the American
Heritage dictionaries have produced a reference work to spark kids’ natural
curiosity and inspire a long-lasting interest in science.

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REFERENCE

Updated for 2010, this innovative
dictionary fosters science literacy
for children in grades 4 to 6.

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978-0-547-25031-1
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978-0-547-24174-6
$16.00 CL/$21.95 Canada

978-0-547-25030-4
$6.99 PA/$8.99 Canada

978-0-547-15094-9
$8.99 PA/$11.99 Canada

978-0-547-25829-4
$10.99 PA/$14.99 Canada

978-0-547-25830-0
$8.99 PA/$11.99 Canada

978-0-547-24877-6
$8.99 PA/$11.99 Canada

978-0-547-23229-4
$8.99 PA/$11.99 Canada

978-0-547-24891-2
$8.99 PA/$11.99 Canada

978-0-547-25855-3
$7.99 PA/$9.99 Canada

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Books by Publication Month
JANUARY

My Bonny Light Horseman

Kisses

My New Best Friend
Paper Daughter

FEBRUARY

Quiet Book, The

Gossie & Friends: Gossie Plays Hide-and-Seek

Song of the Whales, The

Sheep in a Jeep board book

Sources of Light

Sheep on a Ship board book

Swoon at Your Own Risk
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus

MARCH

This World We Live In

Curious George at the Park Touch-and-Feel

Tracking Trash

Curious George Plants a Tree

Trouble

Curious George Plumber’s Helper

Ubiquitous
Wizard of Mars, A

APRIL
Alchemy and Meggy Swann

MAY

Bad Queen, The

After the Moment

Birthday Ball, The

Basilisk’s Lair, The

Black Pearl, The

Boneshaker, The

Clearing, The

Chavela and the Magic Bubble

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in the House

Country Road ABC

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies

Curious Baby Curious George: My First Nursery Songs

Curious George and the Pizza Party

Curious Baby Curious George: My First Words at the Farm Gift Set

Emma’s Poem

Curious George and the Firefighters / Jorge el curioso y los bomberos

Flora’s Dare

Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon

From Russia with Lunch

Curious George at the Aquarium / Jorge el curioso visita el acuario

Good Night, Maman

Curious George at the Parade

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Curious George Travel Activity Kit

Kakapo Rescue

Dignity of Dragons, A

Lincoln Tells a Joke

Dodsworth in Paris

Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth

Dormia

Living Hell

Family Greene, The

Martha Speaks: A Pup’s Tale

Fire Will Fall

Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble

Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek

Mike Mulligan Travel Activity Kit

Five Little Monkeys Travel Activity Kit

Mimi’s Dada Catifesto

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car board book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Books by Publication Month
Ghost Huntress Book 3: The Reason

JULY

Goose Chase

Big Fat Hen big book

Hive Detectives, The

Cowgirl Way, The

How to Clean a Hippopotamus

Education of Bet, The

Jekel Loves Hyde

Farmers Market / Día de mercado

King of the Screwups

George and Martha: Full of Surprises

Letter Writer, The

George and Martha: One Fine Day

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Lyle Walks the Dogs

Lives of the Pirates

Palazzo Inverso

Mouse Count Big Book

Sisters Eight Book 5: Marcia’s Madness

Rabbit and Turtle Go to School / Conejo y tortuga van a la escuela

War to End All Wars, The

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Big Book

Wizard from the Start, A

Ugly Pie

Yggyssey, The

Where Is the Green Sheep? big book

Zen and Xander Undone

AUGUST
JUNE

Brave Escape of Edith Wharton, The

Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl

Curious George: A Winter’s Nap

Crows and Cards

Flora’s Very Windy Day

Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

Here There Be Monsters

Famous Nini, The

Project Seahorse

GOAL: Glory Days
Happy Birthday, Sophie Hartley
Hard Kind of Promise, The
Kite Fighters, The
Let’s Sign, Baby!
Martha Speaks: Book & CD
Martha Speaks: Leader of the Pack
Martha Speaks: Meet Martha
Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth
Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón
They Called Themselves the KKK
Wolf Pie

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Author/Illustrator by State, with Websites
Monica Brown
www.monicabrown.net

Edward Martinez
Harvey Newquist
www.newquistbooks.com

Kelly Murphy
www.kelmurphy.com
Claire A. Nivola

CALIFORNIA

FLORIDA

MICHIGAN

Paul Brewer
www.paulbrewer.com
Tim Egan
www.timegan.com
Bruce Hale
www.brucehale.com
Kathryn Hewitt
www.kathrynhewitt.com
Anna Grossnickle Hines
www.aghines.com
M. Sarah Klise
www.kateandsarahklise.com
Kathleen Krull
www.kathleenkrull.com
R. L. LaFevers
www.rllafevers.com
Gerald McDermott
www.geraldmcdermott.com
Mary Nethery
www.marynethery.com
Barney Saltzberg
www.barneysaltzberg.com
Erica Silverman
www.ericasilverman.com
Pamela S. Turner
www.pamelasturner.com
Deborah Underwood
www.deborahunderwoodbooks.com
Gina Willner-Pardo

Brenda Seabrooke
www.childrensbookguild.org/seabrooke.htm

Nic Bishop
www.nicbishop.com
Gary D. Schmidt
Nancy E. Shaw
www.nancyshawbooks.com
Lisa Wheeler
www.lisawheelerbooks.com

ARIZONA

COLORADO
Steve Jenkins
www.stevejenkinsbooks.com
Robin Page
Amy Kathleen Ryan
www.amykathleenryan.com

CONNECTICUT
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
www.sisterseight.com
Jake Halpern
www.worldofdormia.com
Peter Kujawinski
www.worldofdormia.com
Greg Logsted
Jackie Logsted

ILLINOIS
Ysabeau S. Wilce
www.yswilce.com

INDIANA
Margaret McMullan
www.margaretmcmullan.com
Connie N. Wooldridge
www.author-illustr-source.com

IOWA
Arthur Geisert

LOUISIANA
Heather Soloman

MINNESOTA
Linda Glaser
www.lindaglaserauthor.com
Joseph Helgerson
Beckie Prange
www.beckieprange.com
Joyce Sidman
www.joycesidman.com

MISSOURI
Kate Klise
www.kateandsarahklise.com

MAINE
Sandra Dutton
www.sandradutton.com
Louis A. Meyer
www.jackyfaber.com

MARYLAND
Garret Freymann-Weyr

MASSACHUSETTS
Margot Apple
Jeanne Birdsall
www.jeannebirdsall.com
Loree Griffin Burns
www.loreeburns.com
Lucy Floyd
Marley Gibson
www.marleygibson.com
Ellen Harasimowicz
www.ellenharasimowicz.com
Leo Landry
www.leolandry.com
Lois Lowry
www.loislowry.com
Susan Meddaugh

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

MONTANA
Jeanette Ingold
www.jeanetteingold.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE
D. B. Johnson
www.henryhikes.com
Sy Montgomery
www.authorwire.com

NEW JERSEY
Ann Rinaldi
www.annrinaldi.net
Carol Plum-Ucci
www.carolplumucci.com

NEW MEXICO
Carolyn Meyer
www.readcarolyn.com

Author/Illustrator by State, with Websites
NEW YORK

UTAH

AUSTRALIA

Kelly Ault
Don Brown
www.booksbybrown.com
Olivier Dunrea
Jules Feiffer
www.julesfeiffer.com
Russell Freedman
Holly George-Warren
www.hollygeorgewarren.com
K. L. Going
www.klgoing.com
Shelley Jackson
www.ineradicablestain.com
Patrice Kindl
Betsy Lewin
www.betsylewin.com
Kate Milford
www.clockworkfoundry.com
Linda Sue Park
www.lspark.com
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Daniel Pinkwater
www.pinkwater.com
Bernard Waber
Ellen Stoll Walsh

Dene Low
www.denelow.com
Sydney Salter
www.sydneysalter.com

Mem Fox
www.memfox.net
Judy Horacek
www.horacek.com.au
Catherine Jinks
www.catherinejinks.com

VERMONT
Eileen Christelow
www.christelow.com
Norma Fox Mazer

WASHINGTON

CANADA
Renata Liwska
www.uwaga.ca

ENGLAND

Keith Baker
Liz Callen
Karen Cushman
www.karencushmanbooks.com
Heather Davis
www.heatherdavisbooks.com

Diane Duane
www.dianeduane.com

WASHINGTON, D.C.

ISRAEL

Paulis Waber

Uri Orlev

WISCONSIN

ITALY

Julie Bowe
www.juliebowe.com
Lois Ehlert

Nicoletta Ceccoli
www.nicolettaceccoli.com

Robert Rigby

IRELAND

NORTH CAROLINA

MEXICO

Stephanie Greene
www.stephaniegreenebooks.com
Jacqueline Ogburn

Magaly Morales

PENNSYLVANIA

PHILLIPINES
Scott Tuason

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
www.scbartoletti.com
Beth Fantaskey
www.bethfantaskey.com
Stacy Innerst
www.stacyinnerst.com
John Manders
www.johnmanders.com
Matt Phelan
www.mattphelan.com

RHODE ISLAND
Christopher Denise

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Spring Holidays
Valentine’s Day

I Like You
by Sandol Stoddard Warburg
illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast

Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Romance
by Jack Gantos
illustrated by Nicole Rubel

Valentine Mice!
by Bethany Roberts
illustrated by Doug Cushman

978-0-395-07176-2 $6.95 Rnf./ $9.50 CAD

978-0-618-49486-6 $5.95 PA/ $6.95 CAD

978-0-395-77518-9 $13.00 CL/ $17.95 CAD
978-0-618-05152-6 $5.95 PA/ $7.95 CAD
978-0-618-64480-3 $9.95/ $10.95 CAD
(Book & Cassette)

Geoffrey Groundhog
Predicts the Weather
by Bruce Koscielniak

That's What Leprechauns Do
by Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Jan Brett

978-0-395-88398-3 $6.95 PA / $7.95 CAD

978-0-618-35410-8 $16.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD
978-0-547-07673-7 $6.99 PA/ $21.95 CAD

978-0-395-29098-9 $15.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD
978-0-89919-162-1 $5.95 PA/ $8.99 CAD
978-0-618-04083-4 $9.95/ $10.95 CAD
(Book & Cassette)

Easter

978-0-618-53243-8 $9.99 Rnf./
$11.99 CAD

978-0-61899-184-6 $16.00 Rnf./ $21.95 CAD

St. Patrick’s Day

Groundhog Day

Ollie’s Easter Eggs
by Olivier Dunrea

Sunday Love
by Alison Paul

Happy Easter,
Curious George
by Margret and H. A. Rey
978-0-547-04825-3 $9.99 CL/
$11.99 CAD

Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs
by Edna Barth
illustrated by Ursula Arndt
978-0-618-09651-0 $7.95 PA/ $10.95 CAD

The Country Bunny and the The Bunny Who Found Easter
Little Gold Shoes
by Charlotte Zolotow
by Du Bose Heyward
illustrated by Helen Craig
illustrated by Marjorie Flack 978-0-395-86265-0 $16.00 CL/ $18.50 CAD
978-0-547-14418-4 $9.99/ $11.99
CAD (Gift edition with necklace)

978-0-618-11127-5 $5.95 PA/ $8.99 CAD

Where is the Green Sheep?
by Mem Fox
illustrated by Judy Horacek
978-0-15-204907-2 $16.00 CL/ $21/95 CAD
978-0-15-206704-5 $6.99 BB/ $8.99 CAD

Purim

Passover

Hurry! Hurry!
by Eve Bunting,
illustrated by Jeff Mack

The Matzah Man
written and illustrated
by Naomi Howland

Matzo Ball Moon
by Leslea Newman
illustrated by Elaine Greenstein

978-0-15-205410-6 $16.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD
978-0-15-206686-4 $6.99 BB/ $8.99 CAD

978-0-618-11750-5 $16.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD

978-0-395-71530-7 $15.00 CL/ $19.95 CAD
978-0-618-60481-4 $5.95 PA/ $7.95 CAD

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

The Mystery Bear
A Purim Story
by Leone Adelson
illustrated by Noami Howland
978-0-618-33725-5 $15.00 CL/ $16.95 CAD

Spring Holidays
Mother’s Day

Wow! It Sure Is Good
to Be You!
by Cynthia Jabar

Most Loved in All the World
by Tonya Cherie Hegamin
illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

978-0-618-58132-0 $9.95/
$10.95 CAD

978-0-618-41903-6 $17.00 Rnf./
$22.95 CAD

Mother's Song:
A Lullaby
adapted by Ellin Greene
illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
978-0-618-71527-7 $17.00 CL/
$22.95 CAD

The Mother's Day Mice
by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Jan Brett

In a Blue Room
by Jim Averbeck,
illustrated by Tricia Tusa

978-0-89919-387-8 $15.00 CL/ $19.95 CAD

978-0-15-205992-7 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD

978-0-89919-702-9 $5.95 PA/ $7.95 CAD
978-0-89919-895-8 $9.95/ $10.95 CAD
(Book & Cassette)

Flag Day

Just What Mama Needs
by Sharlee Glenn
illustrated by Hirao
978-0-15-205759-6 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD

Animal Dads
by Sneed B. Collard III
illustrated by Steve Jenkins
978-0-395-83621-7 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD
978-0-618-03299-0 $6.95 PA/
$9.50 CAD

No Matter What
by Debi Gliori
978-0-15-202061-3 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD
978-0-15-206343-6 $6.95 BB/
$9.50 CAD

A Perfect Father's Day
by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
978-0-395-66416-2 $5.95 PA/
$7.95 CAD

Fourth of July

Fireworks, Picnics, and
Flags

Hurray for the
Fourth of July

by Edna Barth
written and illustrated by
illustrated by Ursula Arndt
Wendy Watson
978-0-618-09652-7
$16.00 CL/ $18.50 CAD
978-0-618-09654-1 $7.95 PA/
$8.95 CAD

978-0-618-04036-0
$5.95 PA/ $6.95 CAD

Only You
by Robin Cruise,
illustrated by
Margaret Chodos-Irvine
978-0-15-216604-5 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD

Because Your Daddy
Loves You
by Andrew Clements
illustrated by R.W. Alley
978-0-618-00361-7 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD
978-0-547-23764-0 $6.99 PA/
$8.99 CAD

Fourth of July Mice
by Bethany Roberts
illustrated by Doug
Cushman
978-0-618-31366-2
$13.00 CL/ $14.95 CAD

The Flag Maker
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
978-0-618-26757-6 $16.00 CL/
$18.50 CAD
978-0-618-80911-0 $6.95 PA/
$7.95 CAD

Father’s Day

Building Big
by David Macaulay
978-0-395-96331-9 $30.00 CL/
$39.95 CAD
978-0-618-46527-9 $12.95 PA/
$17.50 CAD

I Love My Pirate Papa
by Laura Leuck
illustrated by Kyle M. Stone

Pop’s Bridge
by Eve Bunting
illustrated by C. F. Payne

978-0-15-205664-3 $16.00 CL/
$21.95 CAD

978-0-15-204773-3 $17.00 CL/
$22.95 CAD

Apple Pie Fourth of July Big George: How a Shy
by Janet S. Wong,
Guy Became President
illustrated by Margaret
Washington
Chodos-Irvine
by Anne Rockwell
978-0-15-202543-4
illustrated by Matt Phelan
$17.00 CL/ $22.95 CAD

978-0-15-216583-3 $17.00 CL/
$22.95 CAD

Lives of Presidents
by Kathleen Krull,
illustrated by Kathryn
Hewitt
978-0-15-200808-6
$21.00 CL/ $26.95 CAD

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Spanish and Bilingual Books
For the Very Young

La buena noticia de conejita/
Rabbit’s Good News
by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
Bilingual board book edition
Clarion Books
978-0-547-22330-8 $5.95 BB/ $7.95 CAD

Gorilita
by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
Bilingual board book edition
Clarion Books
978-0-618-44214-0 $4.95 BB/ $5.95 CAD

Mouse Count/Cuenta de ratón
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Bilingual lap board book edition
Harcourt Children’s Books
978-0-15-206680-2 $11.99 BB/ $15.99 CAD

Cinco monitos brincando de la cama/
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by Eileen Christelow
Bilingual board book edition
Clarion Books
978-0-618-56442-2 $5.95 BB/ $6.95 CAD

¡El Dia del Bebe!
Baby Day!
by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Bilingual edition
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
978-0-618-38795-3 $9.95 Rnf./ $10.95 CAD

Piggies Cerditos
by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
Bilingual lap board book edition
Harcourt Children’s Books
978-0-15-206310-8 $10.95 BB/ $14.95 CAD

Picture Books

Curious George/Jorge el curioso
by H. A. Rey
Bilingual edition
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
978-0-618-88410-0 $16.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD
978-0-618-88411-7 $6.95 PA/ $9.50 CAD

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El pingüino Taky
by Helen Lester
illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Spanish language edition
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
978-0-618-12531-9 $6.95 PA/ $9.50 CAD

Spanish and Bilingual Books

A Piñata in a Pine Tree
by Pat Mora
illustrated by Magaly Morales
Clarion Books
978-0-618-84198-1 $16.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD

¡Marimba!: Animales From A to Z
by Pat Mora
illustrated by Doug Cushman
Clarion Books
978-0-618-19453-7 $16.00 CL/ $21.95 CAD

The Moon Is La Luna
by Jay M. Harris
illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
978-0-618-64645-6 $15.00 CL/ $19.95 CAD

Green Light Readers Bilingual Editions

The Big, Big Wall/No puedo bajar
by Reginald Howard, illustrated by
Ariane Dewey and José Aruego
Bilingual edition
Harcourt Children’s Books
978-0-54-725547-7 $12.99 POB/
$17.99 CAD
978-0-547-25548-4 $3.99 PA/
$5.50 CAD

Big Pig Little Pig/Cerdo y Cerdito
by David McPhail
Bilingual edition
Harcourt Children’s Books
978-0-15-206555-3 $12.99 POB/
$17.99 CAD
978-0-15-206561-4 $3.99 PA/
$5.50 CAD

Tumbleweed Stew/Sopa de matojos
by Susan Stevens Crummel
illustrated by Janet Stevens
Bilingual edition
Harcourt Children’s Books
978-0-54-725260-5 $12.99 POB/
$17.99 CAD
978-0-54-725261-2 $3.99 PA/
$5.50 CAD

The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch/ El
pollito que no quería salir del huevo
by Claire Daniel
illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Bilingual edition
Harcourt Children’s Books
978-0-15-206440-2 $12.99 POB/
$17.99 CAD
978-0-15-206446-4 $3.99 PA/
$5.50 CAD

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Index
100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

Burton, Virginia Lee 73, 82

132

Callen, Liz 42

Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl 32, 33

Ceccoli, Nicoletta 11

After the Moment 122

Chavela and the Magic Bubble 41

Alchemy and Meggy Swann 44, 45

Christelow, Eileen 71, 83, 99

American Heritage® Children’s Science Dictionary

Clearing, The 123

133

Cookie Family Dinner Cookbook, The 130

Apple, Margot 74

Country Road ABC 7

Ault, Kelly 75

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in the House 105

Bad Queen, The 62, 63

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies 54

Baker, Keith 100

Cowgirl Way, The 29

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren 35, 107

Crows and Cards 114

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell 30, 31

Curious Baby Curious George: My First Nursery Songs 84

Basilisk’s Lair, The 22

Curious Baby Curious George: My First Words at the

Big Fat Hen big book 100

Farm Gift Set 85

Birdsall, Jeanne 39

Curious George A Winter’s Nap 90

Birthday Ball, The 18, 19

Curious George and the Firefighters Bilingual Edition 86

Bishop, Nic 24, 25

Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon 87

Black Pearl, The 111

Curious George and the Pizza Party 89

Boneshaker, The 47

Curious George at the Aquarium Bilingual Edition 86

Bowe, Julie 109

Curious George at the Parade 87

Brave Escape of Edith Wharton, The 50

Curious George at the Park Touch-and-Feel 91

Brewer, Paul 58

Curious George Plants A Tree 88

Brown, Don 6

Curious George Plumber’s Helper 90

Brown, Monica 41

Curious George Travel Activity Kit 80, 81

Burns, Loree Griffin 27, 118

Cushman, Karen 44, 45

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Index
Davis, Heather 123

Freedman, Russell 48, 49

Denise, Christopher 102

Freymann-Weyr, Garret 122

Dignity of Dragons, A 11

From Russia with Lunch 106

Dodsworth in Paris 104

Geisert, Arthur 7

Dormia 115

George and Martha: Full of Surprises 16

Duane, Diane 61

George and Martha: One Fine Day 16

Dunrea, Olivier 76, 77

George-Warren, Holly 29

Dutton, Sandra 20

Ghost Huntress Book 3: The Reason 128

Education of Bet, The 35

Gibson, Marley 128

Egan, Tim 104

Glaser, Linda 10

Ehlert, Lois 101

GOAL: Glory Days 124

Emma’s Poem 10

Going, K. L. 127

Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival, The 112

Good Night, Maman 116

Family Greene, The 59

Goose Chase 117

Famous Nini, The 38

Gossie & Friends: Gossie Plays Hide-and-Seek 76, 77

Fantaskey, Beth 68, 69

Greene, Stephanie 43

Farmers Market / Bilingual Edition 103

Guzmán, Pilar 130

Feiffer, Jules 18, 19

Hale, Bruce 106

Fire Will Fall 66

Halkin, Hillel 21

Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek 99

Halpern, Jake 115

Five Little Monkeys Travel Activity Kit 83

Happy Birthday, Sophie Hartley 43

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car board book 71

Hard Kind of Promise, The 46

Flora’s Dare 129

Helgerson, Joseph 114

Flora’s Very Windy Day 39

Here There Be Monsters 28

Floyd, Lucy 102

Hewitt, Kathryn 56, 57

Fox, Mem 101

Hive Detectives, The 27

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Index
Horacek, Judy 101

Lives of the Pirates 56

How to Clean a Hippopotamus 12, 13

Living Hell 67

Ingold, Jeanette 60

Liwska, Renata 3

Innerst, Stacy 58

Logsted, Greg 107

Island of the Blue Dolphins 110

Logsted, Jackie 107

Jackson, Shelley 40

Low, Dene 112

Jekel Loves Hyde 68, 69

Lowry, Lois 18, 19

Jenkins, Steve 12, 13

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Lyle Walks the Dogs 4

Jinks, Catherine 67

Manders, John 38

Johnson, D. B. 8, 9

Marshall, James 16, 17

Kakapo Rescue 24, 25

Martha Speaks 102

Kindl, Patrice 117

Martha Speaks: A Pup’s Tale 93

King of the Screwups 127

Martha Speaks: Leader of the Pack 94

Kisses 78, 79

Martha Speaks: Meet Martha 95

Kite Fighters, The 108

Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble 96

Klise, Kate 52

Martinez, Edward 103

Klise, M. Sarah 52

Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth 20

Krull, Kathleen 56, 57, 58

Mazer, Norma Fox 116

Kujawinski, Peter 115

McMullan, Margaret 34

LaFevers, R. L. 22, 23

Meddaugh, Susan 93–96, 102

Landry, Leo 75

Meyer, Carolyn 62, 63

Let’s Sign 75

Meyer, L. A. 126

Letter Writer, The 120

Mike Mulligan Travel Activity Kit 82

Lewin, Betsy 54, 55, 105

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel lap edition 73

Lincoln Tells a Joke 58

Milford, Kate 47

Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth 52

Mimi’s Dada Catifesto 40

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Index
Montgomery, Sy 24, 25

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf big book 101

Morales, Magaly 41

Rey, H. A. 80, 81, 84–91

Mouse Count big book 100

Richardson, Alan 131

72

Rigby, Robert 124

Murphy, Kelly 22

Rinaldi, Ann 59, 120

My Bonny Light Horseman 126

Rosenstrach, Jennie 130

My New Best Friend 109

Ryan, Amy Kathleen 36

Nethery, Mary 38

Salter, Sydney 125

Newquist, Harvey 28

Saltzberg, Barney 78, 79

Nivola, Claire A. 10

Schmidt, Gary D. 121

O’Dell, Scott 110, 111

Seabrooke, Brenda 42

Ogburn, Jacqueline 11

Shaw, Nancy E. 74

Orlev, Uri 21

Sheep in a Jeep 74

Page, Robin 12,13

Sheep on a Ship 74

Palazzo Inverso 8

Sidman, Joyce 14, 15

Paper Daughter 60

Silverman, Erica 54, 55, 105

Park, Linda Sue 108

Sisters Eight Book 5: Marcia’s Madness 107

Parks, Carmen 103

Soloman, Heather 53

Pfeffer, Susan Beth 64, 65

Song of the Whales, The 21

Phelan, Matt 39

Sources of Light 34

Pinkwater, Daniel 32, 33, 113

Stang, Alanna 130

Plum-Ucci, Carol 66

Swoon at Your Own Risk 125

Prange, Beckie 14, 15

Tack, Karen 131

Project Seahorse 26

Tanaka, Yoko 23

Quiet Book, The 3

Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus 23

Rabbit and Turtle Go to School / Bilingual Edition 103

They Called Themselves the KKK 30, 31

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group • Spring 2010 

Index
This World We Live In 64. 65
Tracking Trash 118
Trouble 121
Tuason, Scott 26
Turner, Pamela S. 26
Ubiquitous 14, 15
Ugly Pie 53
Underwood, Deborah 3
Waber, Bernard 4–5
Waber, Paulis 4
Walsh, Ellen Stoll 72, 100
War to End All Wars, The 48, 49
What’s New, Cupcake? 131
Wheeler, Lisa 53
Where Is the Green Sheep? big book 101
Wilce, Ysabeau S. 129
Willner-Pardo, Gina 46
Wizard from the Start, A 6
Wizard of Mars, A 61
Wolf Pie 42
Wooldridge, Connie N. 50
Yggyssey, The 113
Zen and Xander Undone 36

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