Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Books for Young Readers

Fall 2014
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Frontlist

Frontlist Continued

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

Paperbacks

Author/Illustrator/
Title Index

159

Publication Month Index

150

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

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Martha Speaks

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Ordering Information

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Sales Representatives

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

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July 2014
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
240 pages
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Teen fiction trade paperback
Hardcover edition:
$17.99 CL
978-0-547-99566-3
Random House mass market:
$6.99
978-0-440-23768-6

Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic is available in a
new movie tie-in edition.

The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition
Lois Lowry
“A powerful and provocative novel.”—New York Times
Featuring photographic artwork from the feature film on the cover, this handsome
edition of The Giver is perfect for fans of the movie and the literary classic. Lois Lowry's
1994 Newbery Medal–winning tale has become one of the most influential novels of
our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly
ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life
assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex
secrets behind his fragile community.

Random House Trade paperback: 
$8.99
978-0-385-73255-0

Lois Lowry won her second Newbery Medal for The Giver (1994). It launched the quartet that

HMH Books for Young Readers
$9.99 / $11.99 Can.
9780544340688
E-book ISBN 9780547946962

www.loislowry.com.

includes the other modern-day classics Gathering Blue, The Messenger, and Son. She divides her
time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at

MARKETING
• 15-copy floor display ($149.85;
ISBN: 978-0-544-36385-4)
• Major publicity blitz including
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talent
• National print and online
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movie screening contest
• Tote bag giveaways
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giveaways
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events at BEA and  ALA
• Social media promotion
(Facebook: TheGiverMovieOfficial,
Twitter: @thegivermovie)

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July 2014
Carton Qty:
Series:
$149.85
9780544363854

 

The Giver Movie Tie-in PB 15-copy floor
display

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July 2014
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
240 pages
5.500 in W | 8.250 in H | 1.000
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T: HMH
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Teen fiction

Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic is available in a
new trade paperback edition.

Hardcover edition:
$17.99 CL
978-0-547-99566-3
Random House mass market:
$6.99
978-0-440-23768-6
Random House Trade paperback: 
$8.99
978-0-385-73255-0
HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544336261
E-book ISBN 9780547946962
MARKETING
• Major publicity blitz including
events with Lois Lowry and movie
talent 
• National print and online
advertising campaign
• Extensive educator promotions;
movie screening contest
• Tote bag giveaways
• Movie poster/educator guide
giveaways
• Major conference promotions;
events at BEA and  ALA
• Social media promotion
(Facebook: TheGiverMovieOfficial,
Twitter: @thegivermovie)

 

The Giver
Lois Lowry
*“Wrought with admirable skill—the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia
emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred
review
*“Lowry is once again in top form, raising many questions while answering few.”—
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Soon to be a feature film, The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one
of the most influential novels of our time. This haunting tale centers around twelveyear-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal world of conformity and contentment.
Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to
understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver
(1994), the first installment in the New York Times best-selling quartet that includes Gathering
Blue, Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769
farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.

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July 2014
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
784 pages
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teen fiction

The entire Giver Quartet series collected in a single volume
for the first time.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$29.99 / $37.99 Can.
9780544340978
MARKETING
• Major publicity blitz including
events with Lois Lowry and movie
talent 
• National print and online
advertising campaign
• Extensive educator promotions;
movie screening contest
• Tote bag giveaways
• Movie poster/educator guide
giveaways
• Major conference promotions;
events at BEA and  ALA
• Social media promotion
(Facebook: TheGiverMovieOfficial,
Twitter: @thegivermovie)

 

The Giver Quartet
by Lois Lowry
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes,
Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgård, and Brenton Thwaites.
 
This first-ever Lois Lowry single-volume collection includes unabridged editions of the
Newbery Medal–winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Lois Lowry's
groundbreaking dystopian series comes alive in a single portable volume. An
affordable addition to the shelves of teen fans and collectors alike.
Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver
(1994), the first dystopian novel in a quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. She
divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her
website at www.loislowry.com.

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May 2014
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
400 pages
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in T | 1.000 lb Wt
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Teen fiction

The fourth and final book in the futuristic Giver Quartet by
the Newbery Medal author Lois Lowry, now available in trade
paperback.

Hardcover:
$17.99 CL
978-0-547-88720-3
HMH Books for Young Readers
$9.99
9780544336254
E-book ISBN 9780547928517
MARKETING
• Major publicity blitz including
events with Lois Lowry and movie
talent
• National print and online
advertising campaign
• Extensive educator promotions;
movie screening contest
• Messenger bag giveaways
• Movie poster/educator guide
giveaways
• Major conference promotions;
events at BEA and  ALA
• Social media promotion
(Facebook: TheGiverMovieOfficial,
Twitter: @thegivermovie)

 

Son
Lois Lowry
*"Written with powerful, moving simplicity, Claire's story stands on its own, but as the
final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises
provocative socio-political themes, and offers a transcending message of tolerance and
hope. Bravo!"—Kirkus, starred review
Told in three parts, Lois Lowry’s Son combines elements from the first three novels in
her Giver Quartet into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with
ideas of human freedom. Thrust again into the dark, claustrophobic world of The Giver,
readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire. Jonas from The
Giver is here, too, and Kira, the heroine of Gathering Blue. In a final clash between good
and evil, a new hero emerges.
Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver
(1994), the first dystopian novel in a quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and, as of
fall 2012, Son. She now divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a
1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.

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August 2014
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Picture book
HMH Books for Young Readers
$6.99 / $8.99 Can.
9780544345621
 
$12.99 / $11.99 Can.
9780544302006 
Picture book
E-book ISBN 9780544302525

A celebration of the bond between brothers from the author
and illustrator of Sisters, a perennial favorite.

Brothers
David McPhail
Sometimes brothers are different. Sometimes they're alike. Some days brothers get
along. Other days they don't! But on this they agree: brothers stick together. Always.
 
A sweet and humorous companion to David McPhail's Sisters, a favorite since 1984,
Brothers celebrates the lasting bond between siblings.
David McPhail is the creator of dozens of wonderful books, including Big Brown Bear's Up and
Down Day, Sisters, and Mole Music, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the
Year. He lives in New Hampshire. www.davidmcphail.com

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A brand-new Little Blue Truck story in a large, sturdy
format, just in time for the holiday season.

September 2014
3 And Under
24 pages
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Art:  Wernick & Pratt
Novelty
Series: Little Blue Truck
HMH Books for Young Readers
$12.99 / $14.99 Can.
9780544320413
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(New England)
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Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by
delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree?
Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep! With the gentle rhythm and signature
illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue's new adventure is
full of holiday warmth. *With twinkle lights!*
Alice Schertle is a poet and the author of the best-selling Little Blue Truck, as well as Little Blue
Truck Leads the Way and many other books for young readers. She lives in Plainfield,
Massachusetts.
 
Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of the best-selling Little Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the
Way, as well as many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote. She divides her time
between New Mexico and Minnesota.

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September 2014
3 And Under
30 pages
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Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite told in Spanish and English,
now in a larger board book size!

Hardcover edition:
$16.99 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-89919-769-2
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-395-55701-3
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-547-89691-5
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544089006
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Cinco monitos brincando en la
cama/Five Little Monkeys Jumping on
the Bed
Eileen Christelow
Even doctor’s orders won’t stop these silly monkeys from having their fun. But you’ll
never guess what Mama does when the five little monkeys finally do fall asleep! Here is
the best-selling classic Five Little Monkeys story, available now in a sturdy bilingual
board book edition. Spanish- and English-speaking readers can enjoy the lighthearted
antics of these lovable monkeys while learning the words of the familiar tale in both
languages.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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December 2012
3 And Under
28 pages
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Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite, now in an even larger board
book size!

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-395-54434-1
Trade paperback:
$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN
978-0-395-66413-1
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$5.95 CAN
978-0-395-98033-0
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544083530
E-book ISBN 9780547677545
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Eileen Christelow
When the five little monkeys go to the river for a picnic with Mama, they discover that
it isn’t very nice to tease Mr. Crocodile . . . it might even be dangerous! The follow-up to
the best-selling classic Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, featuring Eileen
Christelow's irresistible monkey art now in a sturdy board book perfect for repeat
readings!
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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September 2014
3 And Under
28 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: World
Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite told in Spanish and English,
now in a larger board book size!

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-395-54434-1
Trade paperback:
$5.99 PA/$7.99 CAN
978-0-395-66413-1
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$5.95 CAN
978-0-395-98033-0
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544302181
E-book ISBN 9780547532509
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Cinco monitos subidos a un árbol / Five
Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
(formerly titled En un árbol están los cinco monitos)
Eileen Christelow
When the five little monkeys go to the river for a picnic with Mama, they discover that
it isn’t very nice to tease Mr. Crocodile . . . it might even be dangerous! This sturdy
board book edition features Eileen Christelow’s irresistible monkey art with bilingual
text set in two different colors, so young children can follow the antics of the five little
monkeys in Spanish and English!
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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September 2014
3 And Under
28 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 30
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  HMH
Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite, now in a larger board book
size!

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-395-75830-4
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-04032-2
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$6.95 CAN
978-0-618-24615-1
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544088900
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do
Eileen Christelow
When five little monkeys ask for something to do, cleaning the house for Grandma
Bessie's visit isn't exactly what they had in mind. But leave it to those mischievous
monkeys to find a way to make housework fun . . . and messy! Features Eileen
Christelow's irresistible monkey art in a sturdy board book edition perfect for repeat
readings.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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September 2014
3 And Under
28 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 30
Territory: World
Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite told in Spanish and English,
now in a larger board book size!

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-395-75830-4
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-04032-2
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$6.95 CAN
978-0-618-24615-1
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544088894
E-book ISBN 9780547532561
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Cinco monitos sin nada que hacer / Five
Little Monkeys With Nothing to Do
Eileen Christelow
When five little monkeys ask for something to do, cleaning the house for Grandma
Bessie’s visit isn’t exactly what they had in mind. But leave it to those mischievous
monkeys to find a way to make housework fun . . . and messy!
     Spanish- and English-speaking readers can enjoy the lighthearted antics of these
lovable monkeys in a sturdy board book perfect for repeat readings.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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September 2014
3 And Under
32 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 26
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  HMH
Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite, now in an even larger board
book size!

Hardcover edition:
$15.00 CL/$17.95 CAN
978-0-395-92566-9
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-48602-1
Board book:
$5.99 BB/$6.99 CAN
978-0-547-31598-0
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544302365
E-book ISBN 9780547487472
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car
Eileen Christelow
The five little monkeys and Mama are eager to get a new car. The five little monkeys
clean and paint their old car until it sparkles like new. But who will buy it? Perhaps
those clever monkeys can convince their cranky crocodile neighbors that what they
really need is . . . yes, a car! Lively verse and Eileen Christelow’s inimitably comic
illustrations put the five little monkeys in the driver’s seat in more ways than one. This
sturdy board book edition is perfect for repeat readings.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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September 2014
3 And Under
28 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 30
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  HMH
Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story

A Five Little Monkeys favorite, now in an even larger board
book size!

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-618-49647-1
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-49648-8
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-46264-3
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544084599
E-book ISBN 9780547532578
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday
Cake
Eileen Christelow
In this sturdy board book, the five little monkeys wake up with the sun. Today is their
mama’s birthday, and they are going to bake a cake. They’ll have to measure the flour
and mix in the right number of eggs, and get it all into the oven in time for the birthday
surprise—without waking up Mama!
     Eileen Christelow has created an original, high-energy romp, sure to delight any child
who has tried to plan a surprise.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?, and Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and
her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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A Five Little Monkeys favorite told in Spanish and English,
now in a larger board book size!

September 2014
3 And Under
28 pages
7.500 in W | 6.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 30
Territory: World
Board book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-618-49647-1
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-49648-8
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-46264-3
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544088993
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com

Cinco monitos hacen un pastel de
cumpleanos / Five Little Monkeys Bake a
Birthday Cake
Eileen Christelow
Five little monkeys wake up with the sun. Today is their mama’s birthday, and they are
going to bake a cake. They’ll have to measure the flour and mix in the right number of
eggs, and get it all into the oven in time for the birthday surprise—without waking up
Mama!
 
Eileen Christelow has created an original, high-energy romp, sure to delight any child
who has tried to plan a surprise. Now Spanish- and English-speaking readers can enjoy
the lighthearted antics of these lovable monkeys in a sturdy board book, perfect for
repeat readings.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little
Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband,
Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information, visit www.christelow.com and
www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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November 2014
3 And Under
38 pages
10.750 in W | 9.250 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 11
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B: Frances Lincoln Publishers
T/P/S: HMH
A: Audible
M: The Estate of Virginia Lee Burton
Lap-size board book

The classic story by the Caldecott winner Virginia Lee Burton is
now an oversize board book. Ideal to give as a gift or to share
at story time.

Hardcover edition:
$16.99 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-395-18155-3
HMH Books for Young Readers
$11.99 / $14.99 Can.
9780544317178
E-book ISBN 9780547349916
MARKETING
• Virginia Lee Burton website

Katy and the Big Snow Lap Board Book
Virginia Lee Burton
“Bright, vigorous pictures with plenty of action and endless detail portray Katy at work
for the Highway Department of the City of Geoppolis.”  —Horn Book
 
Katy the snowplow was always waiting for her big chance to help. But with winters that
usually didn’t hold a lot of snow, Katy didn’t have much opportunity to shine. Then a
blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy for help. This tale from the
Caldecott Medal winner Virginia Lee Burton is an enduring winter favorite! Now with
large sturdy pages, excellent for reading aloud with little ones. Look for the companion
oversize board book Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most
enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for The Little
House, Burton included in her books heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of
nostalgia. 

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January 2015
3 And Under
32 pages
6.750 in W | 7.500 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 26
Territory: World
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  HMH
board book

The board book edition about a lovable pug and his big red
truck—great for the littlest readers who love things that go!

Hardcover edition:
$12.95 CL/$15.95 CAN
978-0-618-56319-7
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544323575
E-book ISBN 9780547528953

 

Pug in a Truck
Nancy Coffelt
Pug and his friend travel far and wide. They deliver goods in their big red truck. They
see all sorts of things on the road that catch Pug’s attention, but he loves seeing other
trucks most of all!
     So hop in—they’ve got a load to deliver! And make sure to buckle up, because when
you’re on the road with Pug, there’s plenty of trucker talk and adventure around every
corner.
Nancy Coffelt loves dogs, and pugs are some of her favorites! She and her two dogs meet up with
them on walks and in the park—and, yes, have even seen them traveling down the highway in big
rigs. Nancy spends her time in Portland, Oregon, writing books, creating bright oil pastel artwork
for galleries, and, of course, drawing pugs.

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February 2015
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board book

One word says it all: BALL!

Hardcover edition:
$12.99 CL/$15.95 CAN
978-0-547-75936-4
HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 / $9.99 Can.
9780544313613

 

Ball
Mary Sullivan
A 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
“A hilarious debut.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on earth. After his
best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, the baby, and even the
angry cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious onesided game of fetch until naptime’s wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The pictures
speak a thousand words in this comic book style ode to canine monomania. Ball? Ball.
In her formative years, Mary Sullivan spent a great deal of time drawing. She received a BFA from
the University of Texas at Austin, and has shown her work in galleries and coffee shops in Dallas
and Austin. A freelancer for publishers from Pearson to Scholastic, she lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
Visit her website at www.marysullivan.com.

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February 2015
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30 pages
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board book
Series: Gossie & Friends

Gossie and Gertie can’t wait for their new friend to come out
of his shell, but Ollie’s just not ready to hatch. Now in a
Spanish bilingual board book edition!

Hardcover edition:
$9.95 CL/$11.95 CAN
978-0-618-33928-0
 
English board book edition:
$6.99 CL/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-75503-5
HMH Books for Young Readers
$4.99 / $5.99 Can.
9780544316843
E-book ISBN 9780547416410
MARKETING
• Series website:
gossieandfriends.com

Oli/Ollie bilingual board book
Olivier Dunrea
Gossie and Gertie just can’t wait for their new friend Ollie to come out of his shell, but
though they try everything they can think of, he won’t come out! Ollie is Ollie, and only
he will decide when it’s time to hatch. Fans of Gossie and Gossie and Gertie will find Ollie
just as charming and delightful as the rest of his farmyard friends, and any toddler that
has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible. 
     Bilingual babies and new language learners will love the gentle text and charming
illustrations in this simple and sweet story, featuring Spanish and English bilingual text
set in two colors for easy readability.
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a
sculptor, he centers his work around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny
village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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February 2015
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Novelty book
Series: Chirp the Chick

Meet Chirp: a lovable young chick ready to explore the world
and discover new things in this irresistible new series featuring
adorable art, sturdy cardstock pages, and interactive features.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544361508

Happy Spring, Chirp!
Satoshi Iriyama
It’s Granny Swan’s birthday, and Mama Hen asks Chirp to deliver some flowers in what
becomes Chirp’s first-ever solo outing. But there are quite a few bumps and surprises
along the way. Will Granny Swan’s flowers make it to her safely? Find out in this
delightful and innovative picture book—the first of what are sure to be many
adventures with Chirp!
     Irresistibly sweet art plus sturdy cardstock pages with flaps, pop-ups, cut-outs, and
more make this an ideal choice for interactive fun that will hold up to many repeat
readings!
Satoshi Iriyama was born in Tokyo. After time spent in character design and as a greeting card
designer, he set out as a freelance designer and has since created a series of books about Chirp the
baby chick, known as “Little Piyo” in Japan.

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February 2015
3 And Under
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Novelty book
Series: Chirp the Chick

Adorable art, sturdy cardstock pages, and interactive features
make this an irresistible new series, starring Chirp, an eager and
inquisitive young chick who needs help getting to sleep.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544359949

Good Night, Chirp
Satoshi Iriyama
It's bedtime in the henhouse, but Chirp doesn't want to sleep. Chirp wants to follow the
big bright moon!  Luckily, Kitty is up for a stroll too, and together they set off on a
nighttime adventure. But when the moon disappears behind the clouds, Chirp and Kitty
are stuck in the dark! Will a few helpful friends be able to light the way home for a
good night's sleep?
     Irresistibly sweet art plus sturdy cardstock pages with flaps, fold-outs, cut-outs, and
more make this an ideal choice for bedtime that will hold up to many repeat readings!
Satoshi Iriyama was born in Tokyo. After time spent in character design and as a greeting card
designer, he set out as a freelance designer and has since created a series of books about Chirp the
baby chick, known as “Little Piyo” in Japan.

21  •  Fall 2014  •  www.hmhbooks.com  

August 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
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Picture book
Series: A Bat Book

Brian Lies's famous bats take to the night sky for an
impromptu jamboree!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544105690
MARKETING
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guide
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• Conference promotions

Bats in the Band
Brian Lies
The look on our faces is easy to read:
a little night music is just what we need!
A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater, already echoing and booming
with delightful sounds of music. Bat music—plunky banjoes, bat-a-tat drums,
improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues.
Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the
night, and the positive power of music. Brian Lies’s newest celebration of bats and their
dazzling, dizzying world will lift everyone’s spirits with joyous noise and cheer!
Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the
Beach, Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame. In addition, he has written and illustrated
more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South
Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. Visit www.BrianLies.com to learn more about
the author and his books.

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August 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
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Picture Book

Witches, spiders, and gremlins! In Jon Davis's author-illustrator
debut, Small Blue is scared of the dark. Can Big Brown help
her see the nicer things at night?

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544164666

Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night
Jon Davis
When Small Blue wakes up in the middle of the night, she thinks of hungry things . . .
and warty things . . . and hairy things! But are they really as scary as they seem? With
the help and comfort of Big Brown, Small Blue slowly begins to imagine fun things in the
dark instead of scary ones. Jon Davis's whimsical text and illustrations featuring a sweet
father-daughter duo ensure that neither the night nor the unknown will be scary again.
Jon Davis worked in 3D animation before switching to children's book illustration full time. He is
the illustrator of several picture books, including Stuck with the Blooz by Caron Levis. Small Blue
and the Deep Dark Night is the first book that he both wrote and illustrated. Jon lives with his
family in London. www.jonsmind.com

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September 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
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P/M:  Text: Erin Murphy Lit
Art: Writers House
picture book/poetry

A new classic for bedtime in the spirit of Margaret Wise Brown.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544150140
MARKETING
• Deluxe color broadside
• Dedicated finished book mailing
• Conference promotions

Go to Sleep, Little Farm
Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Somewhere a bee
Makes a bed in a rose,
Because the bee knows
Day has come to a close.
Nighttime blankets a little farm. An owl who-hoots. A bear curls up in a log. A mother
fox calls her pups home to the den. But animals aren’t the only ones preparing to rest.
     In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown, with classically styled picture
book illustrations and fresh, childlike imagery, this poetic bedtime book, as peaceful as
it is warm, will wrap young ones in the comforts of routine. All is well, it reminds them.
Now is the time for dreams.
Mary Lyn Ray is a celebrated author of numerous picture books for children. She lives in South
Danbury, New Hampshire, on an old farm.
Christopher Silas Neal is a critically acclaimed artist and illustrator. He lives and works in
Brooklyn, where he teaches illustration at the Pratt Institute. Visit csneal.com.

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September 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
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Carton Qty: 20
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Picture book
Series: The Very Little Series

Scieszka and Smith's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by
A. Wolf meets Pinkalicious.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544280007
MARKETING
• Deluxe picture book mailing
• Downloadable event kit
• Promotional sticker sheets
• Social media promotion
• Conference promotions

 

Very Little Red Riding Hood
Teresa Heapy
This is the story of the Very Little Red Riding Hood.
     Very Little Red Riding Hood is little.
     Very little.
     She's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her
way.
     Not even a Wolf.
     Join Very Little Red Riding Hood on a very BIG adventure in the first book of this
adorable new picture book series.
Teresa Heapy recently swapped the office desk for the kitchen table, going from publishing books
for Oxford University Press to writing books. She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband and
three children. Very Little Red Riding Hood is Teresa's debut picture book.
 
Sue Heap has written and illustrated many books for children, including the How To . . . books
with Sally Lloyd-Jones, with How to Be a Baby being a New York Times bestseller. Her book
Cowboy Baby won the prestigious Gold Smarties Award. Sue lives in Oxfordshire, England.

25  •  Fall 2014  •  www.hmhbooks.com  

September 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
40 pages
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1.000 lb Wt
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non-fiction picture book

A nonfiction picture book about the invention of the world’s
most iconic fair attraction: the Ferris wheel, designed in 1893
by George Ferris for the Chicago World's Fair.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780547959221

 

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illustrated by Gilbert Ford
Capturing an engineer’s creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture
book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity
and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world’s most iconic amusement park
attraction, the Ferris wheel.
     A fun, fact-filled text by Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford’s dazzling full-color
illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World’s Fair, where George Ferris and his
big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time.
Gibbs Davis has a gift for combining history and storytelling in a manner that relates to readers
of many ages. Gibbs is an active member of the Children’s Literature Network. Visit
gibbsdavis.com.
Gilbert Ford was born into a family of photographers. Instead of taking up the camera, he moved
to New York to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute. His illustrations have appeared in books,
magazines, newspapers, toys, billboards, and advertisements. He currently resides in Brooklyn,
New York. Visit gilbertford.com.

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September 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
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Carton Qty: 40
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Picture Book

An innovative picture book that puts autumn on display to
capture the art and science of season change.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544106642
MARKETING
• Deluxe picture book mailing

Fall Leaves
Loretta Holland, illustrated by Elly MacKay
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and
temperatures fall—then snow!
Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and
captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets
of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.
Loretta Holland makes her home in the Nantahala National Forest, where she has spent many fall
days in the woods with friends and family. She lives in Franklin, North Carolina.
Elly MacKay is a paper artist living in Owen Sound, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
Visit ellymackay.com to learn more.

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September 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
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Picture book

With the help of his clever and reassuring nana, a young boy
overcomes his fears and discovers the joys of city life.

Clarion Books
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544104433
E-book ISBN 9780544106611

 

Nana in the City
Lauren Castillo
In this magical picture book, a young boy spends an overnight visit with his nana and is
frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary
things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the
everyday sights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scary—but wonderful. The
succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy,
and beauty of the city.
Lauren Castillo is the illustrator of several well-loved and well-received pictures books. This is the
third book she has both written and illustrated. She lives in Brooklyn, and you can also find her at
www.laurencastillo.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter: @studiocastillo.

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September 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
32 pages
8.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 50
Territory: World
picture book
Series: Folk Tale Classics

A gorgeous edition of the timeless holiday story, now a part of
the Folk Tale Classics series, makes the ultimate holiday gift
book for readers of all ages.

Paper over board edition:
$14.00 CL
978-0-618-61682-4
 
 
Paperback edition:
$6.99 CL/$7.99 CAN
978-0-618-61510-0
HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544325241
E-book ISBN 9780547531175

 

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
Everyone knows the famous beginning to this beloved holiday poem: “’Twas the night
before Christmas, when all through the house . . .” Clement Moore’s poem was written
in 1822 and has been a holiday classic ever since. This edition, with gorgeous
illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, was first published in 1912 and is considered by
many to be the definitive version of the story.
This lovely tale is now a part of the Folk Tale Classics series, with gold foil
stamping on the cover and full-color illustrations throughout. A beautiful and
affordable edition of a classic, this book deserves a place in every child’s library!
Clement Clarke Moore was a writer and professor who was credited with writing 'Twas the Night
Before Christmas for his children. It was published anonymously in 1823. 
Jessie Willcox Smith, a student of Howard Pyle, was a prolific illustrator of magazines and
children's books. Her best-known work for children includes Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies.

29  •  Fall 2014  •  www.hmhbooks.com  

In a moving picture book, Katherine Applegate tells the true
story of the gorilla who inspired her Newbery Award–winning
novel, The One and Only Ivan.

October 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
10.000 in W | 8.750 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 40
Territory: US, C, O
Rights: 
B/A/S: Art:  HMH
Text:  Pippin Properties
T/P/M:  Art: Sanford Greenburger
Associates
Text:  Pippin Properties
Picture Book
Clarion Books
$17.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544252301
MARKETING
• 9-copy floor display (978-0-54436509-4, $152.91)
• National print and online
advertising campaign
• Book trailer
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• Poster with educator guide
• Tote bags
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• National media outreach
• Social media campaign
• Conference promotions

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the
Shopping Mall Gorilla
Katherine Applegate, with illustrations by G. Brian Karas
In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine
Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special
gorilla.
     Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract
shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found
at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a
national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an
astonishing distance in miles and in impact.
     This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.
Katherine Applegate’s many children’s books include the Newbery Award–winning novel The
One and Only Ivan, the picture book The Buffalo Storm, and the best-selling Animorphs series. She
lives in California. www.katherineapplegate.com.
 
G. Brian Karas is the award-winning author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books. He
lives in New York. www.gbriankaras.com

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October 2014
Carton Qty:
Series:
$152.91
9780544365094

 

Ivan 9-copy floor display

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October 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
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Nonfiction Picture Book

Get face-to-face with some amazing animals and stunning
artwork!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544233515
MARKETING
• Downloadable event kit
• Educator guide
• Social media promotion
• Conference promotions

 

Creature Features
Twenty-Five Animals Tell Us Why They Look the Way They
Do
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Dear axolotl: Why do you have feathers growing out of your head?
Axolotl: They aren't feathers—they're gills! They let me breathe underwater.
Let's face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another
person's features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or
sad. And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is
communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned
mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that
animal survive.
     Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they
eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous—and very true—explanations of why
animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.
Steve Jenkins has published more than thirty books on the HMH list, with cumulative sales of
over 2.5 million copies. He has illustrated sixteen books for other publishers. Winner of a
Caldecott Honor, two New York Times Best Illustrated awards, a Boston Globe–Horn Book
Award, and numerous other honors, Steve is one of the top nonfiction author-illustrators working
today. Robin Page, Steve’s wife and sometimes collaborator, has been a coauthor with him on
some of his most successful books, including Move! and What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?.

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October 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
56 pages
9.380 in W | 8.500 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 40
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Rights: 
B: Frances Lincoln
T/P/M/S: HMH
A: Audible

Go to work with Mike Mulligan and his red steam shovel,
Mary Anne, in the 75th anniversary edition of the classic
picture book with audio read by Matthew Broderick!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544279926
E-book ISBN 9780547350578

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
75th Anniversary
Virginia Lee Burton
Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel
through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers.
When Mary Anne is destined for the scrap heap, the duo must dig their way out of
trouble in this timeless tale of friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity.
Includes bonus audio download performed by the Tony Award winner Matthew
Broderick.
Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most
enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for The Little
House, Burton included in her books heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of
nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband, George Demetrios,
a sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in
design and from it emerged the Folly Cove Designers, a group of internationally known
professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children’s picture books, including Katy and
the Big Snow and Life Story.

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Celebrate 25 years of marvelous monkey business with this
special edition of a children’s classic. Includes song music and
lyrics, a drawing activity, and an audio download.

October 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
10.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 1.000
lb Wt
Carton Qty: 50
Rights: 
B/T/A/P/M:  HMH
Picture Book
Series: A Five Little Monkeys Story
Hardcover edition:
$16.99 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-89919-769-2
Trade paperback:
$6.99 PB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-395-55701-3
Board book:
$6.99 BB/$7.99 CAN
978-0-547-89691-5
Clarion Books
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544283299
E-book ISBN 9780547422336
MARKETING
• Series website:
fivelittlemonkeys.com
• Event Kit
• Select author events
• Video trailer
• Tumblr campaign

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
25th Anniversary Edition
Eileen Christelow
Introducing a special anniversary edition of a modern children’s classic.
 
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
The mama called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
 
Even doctor’s orders won’t stop these silly monkeys from having their fun. But you’ll
never guess what Mama does when the five little monkeys finally do fall asleep!
     Includes a free audio download, a “How to Draw a Monkey” activity, and music and
lyrics for the much-loved song.
Eileen Christelow is the best-selling creator of many picture books, including Vote!, two titles
featuring Emma, the Desperate Dog, and ten popular stories about the five little monkeys. She
lives in Dummerston, Vermont. You can learn more about her and the Five Little Monkeys at
www.christelow.com and www.fivelittlemonkeys.com.

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October 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
272 pages
10.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
1.000 lb Wt
Carton Qty: 14
Illustrated story collection

This collection of eight books about dinosaurs is a HUGE
value, with bonus downloadable dinosaur party accessories
including invitations, a welcome banner, and more!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$18.99 / $23.99 Can.
9780544325258

 

The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury
Rey and others
A stunning hardcover collection of eight picture books full of fascinating facts and just
plain fun!
Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery by Margret and H. A. Rey
If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
Ridin' Dinos with Buck Bronco by George McClements
Gus the Dinosaur Bus by Julia Liu, illustrated by Bei Lynn
Dinosailors by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine
Good Night, Dinosaurs by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Victoria Chess
Patrick's Dinosaurs by Carol Carrick, illustrated by Donald Carrick
Bonus downloadable dino party kit includes invitations, thank-you notes, banner,
coloring pages, and book mark favors.
The authors and illustrators of the books in this collection are Margret and H. A. Rey,
www.curiousgeorge.com; Bernard Most, www.bernardmost.com; Carol Carrick and Donald
Carrick; Kurt Cyrus, www.kurtcyrus.com; George McClements; Julie Liu; Bei Lynn; Deb Lund,
www.deblund.com; Howard Fine, www.howardfineillustration.com; Judy Sierra,
www.judysierra.net; Victoria Chess.

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November 2014
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Picture book
HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780547315829
MARKETING
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www.chrisvanallsburg.com
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ISBN: 978-0-544-36384-7)

Chris Van Allsburg shares the memorable story of an
adventurous hamster searching for the right home.

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Chris Van Allsburg
From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar
Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster’s struggle with destiny. Being a pet store
hamster isn’t much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright
perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the
trees, he wonders if he’ll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg’s
expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster’s-eye view of the wide and
wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.
Chris Van Allsburg, a two-time Caldecott artist (and winner of a Caldecott Honor for The
Garden of Abdul Gasazi), was awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s
literature. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children. Visit his website at
www.chrisvanallsburg.com.

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November 2014
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie 9-copy
floor display

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Picture book

By befriending a lost bird, a lonely mailman gets his heart’s
desire—a letter for himself.

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9780544223608
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A Letter for Leo
Sergio Ruzzier
The illustrator of Eve Bunting’s Tweak Tweak and Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?
makes his Clarion debut as author/illustrator with a tender book about loneliness and
friendship. Leo, a mailman, takes in a small bird, Cheep, who missed the autumn
migration of his flock.When spring comes and Cheep moves on, Leo is sad to see him
go, but he also has hope, and the letter he has been longing for finally arrives. Sergio
Ruzzier’s signature, slightly surreal animal characters and the setting, rendered in
brilliant colors, make this simple, eloquent story a visual treat for the very young.
Sergio Ruzzier has illustrated a number of picture books, some of which he also wrote. Italian by
birth, he lives in New York City. He is a member of the Maurice Sendak fellowship.

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Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day meets Journey by Aaron
Becker in a nearly wordless winter  fantasy produced by the
power of one child’s imagination.

HMH Books for Young Readers
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Outside
Deirdre Gill
What happens when you step outside?
     In this gentle picture book fantasy, a child’s world transforms through his hard
work, imagination, and persistence. The silences in this little book work to build a
gradual escalation of wonderment—from humble snow angel to fairytale castle,
complete with a flying dragon.
Deirdre Gill was inspired to write this, her first story, from her own experiences of playing outside
as a child. The outdoors is still a source of wonder and excitement for Deirdre—the place she goes
to “see the possibilities” as well as to ski, hike, and bike with her family. She lives in snowy
Vermont with her husband, Jason Chin, also a children’s book author and artist, and their
son. deirdregill.com.

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Eric Litwin's Pete the Cat meets Bernie Waber's Courage on
Parisian rooftops. A true must-have, modern classic.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544147997

 

Tiptop Cat
Roger Mader
A curious cat plus a big fall leads to squashed confidence. How this cat bounces back
will encourage readers everywhere to try, try again.
Roger Mader was inspired to write this book by his niece’s cat, who roams the rooftops of her
neighborhood and survived a six-story fall. Roger was also inspired by the Parisian cityscape and
took reference photographs for his pastel paintings from the rooftops of the Centre Pompidou
(Beaubourg), the Tour Montparnasse, and the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, France. He lives in
the Normandy countryside with his wife, Martine, and their little cat, Pete—who does not hop
from rooftop to rooftop!

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November 2014
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Gift set

A gift set animal lovers will treasure: Includes three favorites
from the award-winning team of Steve Jenkins and Robin
Page!

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544340909

 

Animals, Animals, Animals Gift Set
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
A beautiful boxed set from the award-winning team of animal fact explainers. Includes
gift editions of three of their best-loved books, with the spare, illuminating text and
gorgeous cut-paper collage artwork fans of this dynamic duo have come to love. All
this—plus a sheet of stickers—packed in an attractive slipcase.
Three stunning books:
My First Day: Find out what baby animals do in their first twenty-four hours of life.
Move!: Learn why animals move the way they do. A New York Times Best Illustrated
book.
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?: Explore the amazing things animals can do
with their distinct body parts. A Caldecott Honor book.
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page have collaborated on many books, including Time to Eat, Time to
Sleep, Time for a Bath, and, most recently, the pop-up book Animals Upside Down. Steve and
Robin live with their three children in Boulder, Colorado. To learn more, visit
www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

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An inspiring story of a boy who overcame racism and
poverty to pursue a life of art and helping others.

January 2015
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Picture book
Clarion Books
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9780544104877
E-book ISBN 9780544106055

 

Draw What You See
The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
Kathy Benson, illustrated by Benny Andrews
Benny Andrews loved to draw. He drew his nine brothers and sisters, and his parents.
He drew the red earth of the fields where they all worked, the hot sun that beat down,
and the rows and rows of crops. As Benny hauled buckets of water, he made pictures in
his head. And he dreamed of a better life—something beyond the segregation, the
backbreaking labor, and the limited opportunities of his world. 
     Benny’s dreams took him far from the rural Georgia of his childhood. He became
one of the most important African American painters of the twentieth century, and he
opened doors for other artists of color. His story will inspire budding young artists to
work hard and follow their dreams.
     
Kathleen Benson is the coauthor of many picture books, including John Lewis in the Lead, which
was illustrated by Benny Andrews. She lives in Manhattan.
 
Benny Andrews illustrated more than twenty books for children, including Poetry for Young
People: Langston Hughes, for which he was awarded a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor.

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Hadn't everything been perfect when their family was just
Mama and Cardell?

January 2015
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Picture book
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When Otis Courted Mama
Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Apart from sticker burrs and sand fleas, Cardell’s life is mostly wonderful. He knows
he’s loved through and through by his perfectly good mama and his perfectly good
daddy. They live in different parts of the desert, but that’s okay—Cardell is mostly used
to it. Then Otis comes calling, and Cardell feels a grrr form in his throat. Otis can’t make
jalapeño flapjacks or play Zig-the-Zag anything like Cardell’s daddy. And so Cardell
waits for Mama to say "Adiós, Otis." But what will happen if she doesn’t?
Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for children and young adults, including the National
Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor–winning novel The Underneath. She lives in Texas.
www.kathiappelt.com
 
Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of many picture books, including the best-selling favorites Little
Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle. She divides her time between the
wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. www.jillmcelmurry.com

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A young girl longs to play the violin in this beautiful, moving
new book from Mary Lyn Ray and Tricia Tusa that shows it's
never too late to follow your dreams.

January 2015
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A Violin for Elva
Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
More than anything, Elva wants a violin—but her parents say no. So she pretends.
When she should be brushing her teeth, Elva rehearses for recitals. When she should
be learning subtraction or going to sleep, she imagines playing all the music in the
world. The years pass, but Elva never forgets her childhood wish, and so one day she
takes a deep breath and follows her heart . . .
Mary Lyn Ray has written many acclaimed books for children, including New York Times bestseller Stars, illustrated by Marla Frazee; Pumpkins, illustrated by Barry Root; and Red Rubber Boot
Day and Mud, both illustrated by Lauren Stringer. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.
 
Tricia Tusa has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room
by Jim Averbeck, Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou, The Magic Hat by Mem Fox; The End of
the Beginning by Avi; and her own Follow Me.

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Illustrated story collection

This fabulous collection features ten empowering and
entertaining books for girls that can each be read aloud in five
minutes flat!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544339255

 

Girl Power 5-Minute Stories
The girls are in charge in this full-to-the-brim collection featuring ten stories that can
each be read aloud in five minutes flat. Fearless, fun, determined, daring, kind, and
confident . . . these girls rule! Whether you're looking for a strong role model, a quick
pick-me-up, a jolt of inspiration, or just a giggle, this treasury has all that and more! A
padded cover with plenty of glitz and gloss makes this the perfect book for gifting.  
     Get a good dose of girl power with these ten titles: Karen Beaumont and Dave
Catrow's I Like Myself!; Beth Cadena and Frank Dormer's Supersister; Marilyn Singer and
Alexandra Boiger's Tallulah’s Tutu; Jeanne Birdsall and Matt Phelan's Flora’s Very Windy
Day; Tammi Sauer and Joe Berger's Princess in Training; Monica Brown and Magaly
Morales's Chavela and the Magic Bubble; Jessica Meserve's Small Sister; Margaret ChodosIrvine's Ella Sarah Gets Dressed; Erica Silverman and Betsy Lewin's Cowgirl Kate and
Cocoa; Cynthia Jabar's Wow, It Sure is Good to Be You!
Authors and illustrators include Karen Beaumont and Dave Catrow; Beth Cadena and Frank
Dormer; Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger; Jeanne Birdsall and Matt Phelan; Tammi Sauer and
Joe Berger; Monica Brown and Magaly Morales; Jessica Meserve; Margaret Chodos-Irvine; Erica
Silverman and Betsy Lewin; Cynthia Jabar.

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Picture book

The day Sadie turns into a frolicsome leopard cub is the
funniest sick day ever.

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Leopardpox!
Orna Landau, illustrated by Omer Hoffmann
“Leopardpox!” shouts Mama when her little girl becomes a frisky leopard cub. Now
what? Mama and Sadie’s three brothers take Sadie to the doctor, who says, “I’m not a
doctor for leopards.” Then they try the vet, who says, “If this is a leopard cub, it’s a
healthy leopard, but if this is a little girl, then she is very ill.” The zoo would be happy to
keep her, but no one likes the idea of leaving her behind. No, decides Mama, they’ll
take care of her at home, where rest and kindness work wonders. Explosively funny,
slightly retro-looking illustrations accompany the laugh-aloud text, which takes a sly dig
at the medical extablishment while affirming the power of comfort from Mama. And—
who knew?—leopardpox may just be contagious!
Orna Landau is the head of the translated fiction department at Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir
Publishing, and the author of three novels. Orna currently lives in Tel Aviv with her family.
Leopardpox! is her first book for children.
Omer Hoffmann’s diverse body of work includes award-winning illustrations for newspapers,
posters, books, and comics. His art has been featured at a number of international exhibitions.
Omer currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.

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Unjacketed picture book
Series: Laugh-Along Lessons

Pookins learns that her way isn’t always the best way in this
addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series, about the
importance of considering the feelings of others.

Hardcover edition:
$13.95 CL
ISBN 978-0-395-42636-4
 
Paperback edition:
$8.95 PA
ISBN 978-0-395-53965-1
HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544324060
E-book ISBN 9780547347950
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Pookins Gets Her Way
Helen Lester, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“Kids will recognize bits of themselves in Pookins . . . an amusing, hard-edged heroine.” 
—Booklist
Pookins always gets her way. If she doesn't, she makes faces, she throws apples, and
she yells very loudly! But when Pookins finds a magic gnome who grants her three
wishes, she hastily wishes to be a flower. Powerless to do anything, she realizes that her
way may not be the best way, and that a bit of empathy for the gnome might set things
right. This new addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series focuses on the importance
of considering the feelings of others.
Includes parent/teacher discussion guide and downloadable audio!
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for
children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new
Laugh-Along Lessons series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York.
Visit www.helenlester.com. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her
time to freelance illustration.

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Relax and embrace your slothfulness (or whatever your youness is) with this new book in the Laugh-Along Lessons
series, about the importance of being yourself.

February 2015
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Series: Laugh-Along Lessons
Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-618-10857-2
 
Paperback edition:
$5.95 PA/$6.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-618-38006-0
HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544324053
E-book ISBN 9780547346434
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Score One for the Sloths
Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
"Score another one for Lester and Munsinger."  —Publishers Weekly
 
The sloths at Sleepy Valley Sloth School are content in their slothfulness. One day, a
new sloth arrives, a go-getter, a mover and a shaker—which is to say she actually
moves. The other sloths think she’s a pest, and she thinks they’re bores, that is until a
real boar arrives—an official representative of S.O.S. (Society for Organizing Sameness)
sent to close the school. Something has to be done, and all eyes turn to Sparky . . .
     Includes a parent/teacher discussion guide and downloadable audio!
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for
children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new
Laugh-Along Lessons series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York.
Visit www.helenlester.com. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her
time to freelance illustration.

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Board book
Series: Curious George

Get ready to read and play with Curious George’s Crane—an
interactive board book that’s shaped like a crane!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544323599
MARKETING
• First Book charitable partnership
• Deluxe Inspire Curiosity event kits:
2,000+ events at libraries/retailers
nationwide!
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advertising campaign
• Institutional marketing campaign
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• CuriousGeorge.com – new digital
scrapbook game and more!
• Sweepstakes/giveaways through
CuriousGeorge.com and social
media
• National Curiosity Day is
September 20, 2014! Curious
George-themed events at
bookstores, libraries, and venues
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event kit available as well as
downloadable kit on CG.com!
• Character costumes available
through Costume Specialists
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• Conference promotions

Curious George's Crane (mini movers
shaped board books)
H.A. Rey
Come along for a ride in Curious George’s Crane—an innovative novelty book that’s
shaped like a crane! When George sees a shiny yellow crane reaching all the way up to
his window, he hurries to the park to see what’s being built. Curious little ones will love
exploring the crane and all its parts with their favorite mischievous monkey. Then it’s
up to them to do the heavy lifting! Use the moving lift-arm to haul logs, blocks, and
create a construction scene.
     Delightful rhymes on each sturdy page, plus moving parts and press-out play pieces,
make this a perfect choice for story time or play time. Other fun books in the mini
movers series include Curious George’s Dump Truck, Curious George’s Fire Truck, and
Curious George’s Train.
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his
time in the city’s famous Hagenbeck Zoo, drawing animals. Hans and his wife, Margret, escaped
Paris in 1940 by bicycle, carrying the manuscript for the first Curious George book. They came to
live in the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.

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Board book
Series: Curious George

Get ready to read and play with Curious George’s Train—an
interactive board book that's shaped like a train!

Curious George's Train (mini movers
shaped board books)
H.A. Rey
Choo-choo! Come along for a ride in Curious George's Train—an innovative novelty
book that's shaped like a train! George and the man with the yellow hat are going on an

HMH Books for Young Readers
$8.99 / $10.99 Can.
9780544320741

old-fashioned train ride, and George can't wait to climb aboard. Curious little ones will
love exploring the train with their favorite mischievous monkey. Then it's up to them
to set the scene and lay the tracks for hours of interactive fun!

MARKETING
• First Book charitable partnership
• Deluxe Inspire Curiosity event kits:
2,000+ events at libraries/retailers
nationwide!
• National print and online
advertising campaign
• Institutional marketing campaign
• NEA educator sweepstakes
• CuriousGeorge.com – new digital
scrapbook game and more!
• Sweepstakes/giveaways through
CuriousGeorge.com and social
media
• National Curiosity Day is
September 20, 2014! Curious
George-themed events at
bookstores, libraries, and venues
nationwide. Deluxe Curiosity Day
event kit available as well as
downloadable kit on CG.com!
• Character costumes available
through Costume Specialists
• Social media promotion
• Conference promotions

     Delightful rhymes on each sturdy page, plus moving parts and press-out play
pieces, make this a perfect choice for story time or play time. Other fun books in the
mini movers series include Curious George's Dump Truck, Curious George's Fire Truck, and
Curious George's Crane.
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his
time in the city’s famous Hagenbeck Zoo, drawing animals. Hans and his wife, Margret, escaped
Paris in 1940 by bicycle, carrying the manuscript for the first Curious George book. They came to
live in the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.

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Novelty book
Series: Curious George

Learning the alphabet with Curious George is as easy as A-BC!
 

HMH Books for Young Readers
$13.99 / $17.99 Can.
9780544159112
MARKETING
• First Book charitable partnership
• Deluxe Inspire Curiosity event kits:
2,000+ events at libraries/retailers
nationwide!
• National print and online
advertising campaign
• Institutional marketing campaign
• NEA educator sweepstakes
• CuriousGeorge.com – new digital
scrapbook game and more!
• Sweepstakes/giveaways through
CuriousGeorge.com and social
media
• National Curiosity Day is
September 20, 2014! Curious
George-themed events at
bookstores, libraries, and venues
nationwide. Deluxe Curiosity Day
event kit available as well as
downloadable kit on CG.com!
• Character costumes available
through Costume Specialists
• Social media promotion
• Conference promotions

Curious George: C is for Curious
H. A. Rey
A is for alligator, B is for bath, and C is for Curious . . . Curious George, that is! Curious
little ones will find an interactive surprise on every spread of this sturdy book.
Featuring a sweet rhyme to sing together, this first alphabet book includes flaps to lift,
tabs to pull, and surprises for baby on every page!
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his
time in the city’s famous Hagenbeck Zoo, drawing animals. Hans and his wife, Margret, escaped
Paris in 1940 by bicycle, carrying the manuscript for the first Curious George book. They came to
live in the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.

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October 2014
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Picture book
Series: Curious George

Our favorite little monkey, Curious George, meets his
favorite author at a bookstore! A lovely celebration of the
magic of a bookstore visit.

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Curious George Goes to a Bookstore
H.A. Rey
George’s favorite author is doing a signing at the new bookstore in town. Waiting in line
is hard when you’re as curious as our little monkey, especially when surrounded by so
many great books! George has fun browsing, but then takes organizing some open
boxes of books into his own hands, with surprising results. At the end of the day, lucky
George finally gets some time with his favorite author. Children will love his silly antics
as George explores the wonderful world that is the local bookstore.
     This latest monkey tale is for book lovers, lovers of George, and especially lovers of
curiosity!
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his
time in the city’s famous Hagenbeck Zoo, drawing animals. Hans and his wife, Margret, escaped
Paris in 1940 by bicycle, carrying the manuscript for the first Curious George book. They came to
live in the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.

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August 2014
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Early reader
Series: Curious George

Curious George gets to the root of the legend of "No
Noggin" in this spooky and silly Halloween early reader based
on the PBS Halloween TV special.

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Curious George Haunted Halloween
(CGTV Reader)
Hang on to your hats! George gets spooked when he spends his first Halloween in the
country and hears the legend of No Noggin—a headless scarecrow that kicks people’s
hats off on Halloween! The man with the yellow hat tells George it’s just a legend, but
with the help of his friends Allie and Bill, George is determined to get to the bottom of
this mystery and find out once and for all if No Noggin really exists. This early reader
features a festive bonus activity for even more Halloween fun with George!
 
For more monkey fun, check out www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest
books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

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November 2014
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Picture book
Series: Curious George

In this new 8x8 storybook based on the PBS show, a big
snowstorm has Curious George and his friend Bill trading in
their bikes for a tobaggan to finish their paper route!

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Curious George Windy Delivery (CGTV
8x8)
Get ready to be blown away by this windy winter adventure with Curious George!
George's friend Bill is great at delivering newspapers. Bill just needs one more
successful delivery day to make a perfect year! But a big snowstorm the next day makes
it impossible for Bill to ride his bike. Can George help Bill come up with a new way to
get all his papers delivered on time? This 24-page picture book, based on the Emmy
Award–winning Curious George PBS TV show, includes bonus activities about wind
power and winter transportation to help reinforce concepts learned in the story.
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all
the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

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November 2014
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Paperback picture book
Series: Curious George

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show with Curious George.
This edition is a double feature, with bonus downloadable
audio!

Hardcover edition:
$12.95 CL/$15.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-395-91901-9
 
Paperback edition:
$3.95 PA/$4.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-395-91906-4
HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544313699
E-book ISBN 9780547342054
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Curious George Goes to a Movie with
downloadable audio
Margret and H. A. Rey
The movie that George and the man with the yellow hat have been waiting to see is now
playing! But once they’re inside the darkened theater, the film doesn’t hold George’s
attention for long. He is curious about that light coming from the window in the back of
the room, but curious little monkeys and film projectors do not mix! This edition
features activities and a bonus downloadable audio to guide emerging readers.
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his
time in the city’s famous Hagenbeck Zoo, drawing animals. Hans and his wife, Margret, escaped
Paris in 1940 by bicycle, carrying the manuscript for the first Curious George book. They came to
live in the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.

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February 2015
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Paperback picture book
Series: Curious George

A favorite Curious George adventure, now available as a
Spanish/English bilingual edition with downloadable audio!

Paperback edition:
$3.99 PA/$4.95 CAN
978-0-547-29964-8
HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544239609
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Jorge el curioso y los bomberos/Curious
George and the Firefighters (bilingual
ed.) w/downloadable audio
H. A. Rey
After creating a mess at the local fire station during 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 blaze,
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!
       This English/Spanish bilingual edition includes highly readable text, a word jumble,
fire safety tips, a maze, and downloadable audio!
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his
time in the city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo, drawing animals. Hans and his wife, Margret, escaped
Paris in 1940 by bicycle, carrying the manuscript for the first Curious George book. They came to
live in the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.

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January 2015
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
304 pages
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Chapter book
Series: Martha Speaks

Want to hear more of what PBS’s talking dog, Martha, has to
say? Dig in to this paperback volume of three Martha Speaks
chapter books in one!

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544341180
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Martha Speaks: Sniffing for Clues
Collection
Susan Meddaugh
Three chapter books about Martha the talking dog in one full-color, fully illustrated
paperback! Features Martha on the Case, in which Martha sniffs out the evidence
needed to clear her name in a cake-stealing case and catches some would-be jewelry
thieves with help from her canine friends; Detective Dog, in which Martha thwarts the
smuggling of dangerously infested rutabagas into Wagstaff City and helps Helen sniff
out the thief's identity after a rash of robberies; and Secret Agent Dog, in which
Martha—a.k.a. agent K9-002—is on a top-secret mission to expose the criminals who
try to steal Granny Flo’s soup formula. Includes games, activities, and glossaries of all
the new vocabulary introduced in the stories.
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in Sherborn,
Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

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January 2015
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304 pages
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Chapter books
Series: Martha Speaks

Can’t get enough of PBS’s talking dog, Martha? Start by
getting your paws on this paperback volume of three Martha
Speaks chapter books in one!

HMH Books for Young Readers
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Martha Speaks: Puppy Dog Tales
Collection
Susan Meddaugh
Three chapter books about Martha the talking dog in one full-color, fully illustrated
paperback! Features A Pup’s Tale, in which we learn about Martha’s life during her
puppy years before she was adopted by Helen and her family; Shelter Dog Blues, in
which we discover how Martha and a bunch of neighborhood strays escaped from the
pound and found forever homes; and So You Want to Be a Dog?, in which T.D.
volunteers to live as a dog for a day and Carolina is shocked when she wakes up to find
herself changed into a dog! Includes games, activities, and glossaries of all the new
vocabulary introduced in the stories.
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in Sherborn,
Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

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August 2014
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
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Picture book
Series: Martha Speaks

Helen and Martha get tricked and kids get a treat in this funny
Halloween book with stickers!

Hardcover edition:
$16.00 CL
ISBN 978-0-395-57034-0
 
Paperback edition:
$6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-395-70092-1
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9780544323582
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The Witches' Supermarket (8x8 with
stickers)
Susan Meddaugh
"Has what it takes: suspense, humor, and intriguing clues. A book that's as much fun as
Halloween itself." —School Library Journal
While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Helen and her dog Martha (begrudgingly
dressed as a cat) walk into a very unusual supermarket. One for witches and cats only!
What will happen if the manager realizes the truth about them? This whimsical story by
Susan Meddaugh is the first about Martha from PBS's Martha Speaks, before she got her
paws on the alphabet soup that gave her the gift of gab.
This new 8" x 8" edition features a shiny foil cover and a sheet of stickers!
Susan Meddaugh is the creator of Martha, the beloved talking dog. Martha was a real dog who
lived with Susan and her family. One day, her son wondered if Martha would be able to talk if he
fed her alphabet soup. A star was born! Ms. Meddaugh now lives (with dogs, of course) in
Sherborn, Massachusetts. Visit her at www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

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Newbery Honor Award Winner Joyce Sidman explores the
wonder and science of life under the snow in poems
beautifully rendered by Rick Allen.

November 2014
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
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9780547906508
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Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold
Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
Come to the bitter cold that blows through these poems! Feel the warmth of life that
breathes into the beaver burrowing deep beneath the snow.
Discover the safe places where creatures survive, and how they stay alive in
the wintertime—until  roots poke from puddles of slush and broken ice to welcome the
sun!
Then watch as spring melts the frost from this outstanding collection of
poems paired with stunning linoleum prints that celebrate nature, along with her
beauty and power.
The Newbery Honor Award winner Joyce Sidman is simply one of the best poets writing for
children today. For her body of work, she recently won the Award for Excellence in Poetry for
Children. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota, where she has grown to know the cold.
joycesidman.com
 
Rick Allen endures the winter by pressing original linoleum cuts, curious wood engravings, and
other printed ephemera in collaboration with his wife and creative partner, Marian Lansky, and
their assistant, Janelle Miller. kenspeckleletterpress.com
 

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January 2015
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non-fiction picture book

How a forgotten hero of the American Revolution served his
country—not with muskets or cannons, but with gingerbread!

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544130012

 

Gingerbread for Liberty!
How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution
Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch
Christopher Ludwick was a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent
for baking. When cries of “Revolution!” began, Christopher was determined to help
General George Washington and his hungry troops. Not with muskets or cannons, but
with gingerbread!
     Cheerfully told by Mara Rockliff and brought to life by Vincent Kirsch’s inventive
cut-paper illustrations, Gingerbread for Liberty is the story of an unsung hero of the
Revolutionary War who changed the course of history one loaf at a time.
Mara Rockliff enjoys writing books for kids and baking gingerbread and other treats. She lives in
eastern Pennsylvania with her family. To learn more about Rockliff and her books, visit
mararockliff.com.
Vincent X. Kirsch is the author and illustrator of many pictures books, including Noah Webster
and His Words, written by Jeri Ferris Chase. To learn more about all of his books, visit his website
at vincentxkirsch.com.

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Mr. Putter and Tabby read aloud at the library in the newest
installment of the beloved series.

November 2014
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
40 pages
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Early Reader
Series: Mr. Putter & Tabby
HMH Books for Young Readers
$14.99 / $16.95 Can.
9780152060633

 

Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page
Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love reading their favorite books over and over. So
when Mr. Putter sees a sign at the library that says “Read Aloud with Your Pet at Story
Time,” he signs up! But then Mr. Putter's friend and neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, wants to
join. If Mrs. Teaberry reads aloud at the library with her good dog, Zeke, who knows
what will happen? With Zeke up to his usual tricks, story time might get too exciting!
Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people.
She is well known for her popular characters for early readers, including the classics Mr. Putter and
Tabby and Henry and Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Arthur Howard created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and
has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.
 

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The charming second book in a new series about third grade
boys by a Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning author.

December 2014
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
128 pages
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Chapter book
Series: The Carver Chronicles
Clarion Books
$14.99 / $18.99 Can.
9780544283060
E-book ISBN 9780544284234
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Skateboard Party
The Carver Chronicles, Book Two
Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman
Richard can't wait to show off his flat-ground Ollies at a friend's birthday party at the
skate park, but a note home from his teacher threatens to ruin his plans. He really
meant to finish his assignment on howler monkeys, but he just got . . . distracted. If only
he could focus on his schoolwork, he wouldn't get into this kind of trouble!
Can Richard manage to put off getting the note signed (and facing the
consequences) until after the party, or will the deception make things even worse?
     Nikki and Deja fans and their male peers are sure to recognize themselves and their
classmates in this humorous school story.
Karen English is a former elementary school teacher who lives in Los Angeles, California.
Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for children. She grew up in New York City and now
lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two young sons.
 

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October 2014
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
160 pages
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Graphic novel

Three books in one, this collection of boy-sheep Johnny
Mutton's adventures will tickle the funny bone from start to
end! Includes new bonus art and an author Q&A.

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544324046
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The Complete Adventures of Johnny
Mutton
James Proimos
It's hard being the only sheep in class. Even so, Johnny Mutton refuses to follow the
herd. His sweet sense of humor, sheer delight in life’s simple pleasures, and unexpected
triumphs are the stuff of legend. Whatever the adventure, Johnny’s incredible zest for
all that is ordinary showcases why he’s so him—and why no one can resist his zany
charm. Johnny will tickle your funny bone—and leave you wondering just what he'll
think of next.
Fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants will have a new laugh-aloud hero to
root for in this collection full of zany illustrations, jokes, and wild fun.
James Proimos is a well-known author, illustrator, and cartoonist. He has written screenplays for
Nickelodeon and created several TV shows, and also designed and co-created Taco Bell's popular
animated spokes-pets Nacho and Dog. Proimos started Welcome Literary in 2011 to develop
smart, short books for teens and younger kids. James lives with his family and TV in Maryland.
Visit welcomeliterary.blogspot.com

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September 2014
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
176 pages
5.000 in W | 7.750 in H | 1.000
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Carton Qty: 24
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Illustrated middle grade fiction
Series: The Mysteries of Maisie
Hitchins

With her dog, Eddie, as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes,
Maisie Hitchins hones her detective skills investigating
mysteries in Victorian London—the first book in a series!

Previous UK edition:
Stripes Publishing, 9781847153715, 4.99 euros
HMH Books for Young Readers
$14.99
9780544339286
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The Case of the Stolen Sixpence
Holly Webb
Twelve-year-old Maisie Hitchins lives and works at her Gran's boardinghouse. When
she's not dusting or carrying tea trays, she can be found practicing her detecting skills.
She dreams of becoming a great detective like the famed Gilbert Carrington. Without
the pipe, of course.
     When George, the butcher's boy, is fired for stealing coins from the till, Maisie
knows he's innocent, and that she is the only one who can prove it. With her canine
sidekick, Eddie, by her side, Maisie gathers the clues she needs to vindicate her
friend. And by solving the mystery, Maisie discovers that sometimes even a thief can
have the best of intentions.  
Holly Webb is a former children's book editor who has written more than sixty books for children
published in the UK. Series that have crossed the pond include My Naughty Little Puppy, the Rose
books, the Lily books, and Animal Magic. Webb lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband,
three boys, and two cats. Visit her website at www.holly-webb.com.

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September 2014
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
208 pages
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Middle grade fiction

From the popular author Mary Downing Hahn comes a tale of
one boy's struggle with bullies, hard realities, and the perils of
fantasy.

Clarion Books
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544230200
E-book ISBN 9780544374287
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Where I Belong
Mary Downing Hahn
No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his
classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. He takes refuge in books, drawing,
carving, and daydreaming. When Brendan stumbles upon an old man near his tree
house in the Virginia woods, he is quick to believe that this is the magical Green Man,
guardian spirit of the forest. Brendan's need to immerse himself in his fantasy world
becomes more acute, until he meets a girl with secrets of her own who may just keep
his feet on the ground.
Mary Downing Hahn, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular
Clarion titles, including The Old Willis Place and Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls. An avid reader,
traveler, and all-around arts lover, Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats. Visit her
website at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

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October 2014
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Illustrated Middle Grade Fiction
HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544339361
E-book ISBN 9780544338210

There’s nothing more heartwarming than a story of a boy and
his . . . robot. This fun, futuristic page-turner launches a
whirring, stirring middle grade series.

The Junkyard Bot
C. J. Richards

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old
George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but
beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from
state-of-the-art TinkerTech Laboratories. Jackbot’s astounding new skills far exceed
anything George—or even TinkerTech’s head of robotics—could ever have imagined.

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Will the villainous Dr. Micron destroy the whole town to see his tech-driven dream
realized? Not if George can help it . . .
C. J. Richards has loved tinkering with gadgets since he was a little boy. He remembers fondly
the time he accidentally blew up his father’s radio after some experimental rewiring. Richards lives
with his wife, cat, and eight televisions.
Goro Fujita has been fascinated by drawing since childhood. He was born in Japan and moved
with his family to Germany when he was three years old. He now lives in California, where he
works as an illustrator and visual development artist on feature films and TV commercials.

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The Junkyard Bot 9-copy floor display

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Middle grade fiction / Historical

The 25th anniversary edition of a Newbery Medal–winning,
must-read classic by the legendary two-time Newbery
medalist Lois Lowry. With an introduction by the author.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544340008
E-book ISBN 9780547345444

 

Number the Stars 25th Anniversary
by Lois Lowry
This 25th anniversary edition celebrates a true milestone for this Newbery Medal–
winning classic with a fresh new look and an introduction by Lois Lowry. This timehonored story champions a young girl's bravery and good will in helping her best friend
survive in a very unwelcoming, war-torn world.
As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of
Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen,
and conceals her as part of the family.     
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish
Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven
thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us
that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and
war.
Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars and The Giver, the first
dystopian novel in a quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. She divides her
time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about
Lois Lowry, visit her website at www.loislowry.com.

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Celebrate Mary Poppins’s 80th anniversary with this collection
of four classic tales that went from page to stage . . . and
beyond! 

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P/M: Disney
Illustrated middle-grade fiction
HMH Books for Young Readers
$24.99 / $31.99 Can.
9780544340473

 

Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary
Collection
P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard
Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted
children and adults. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary comes this lush collection
that includes the first four tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary
Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the
Park. Featuring a retrospective essay and gold gilded cover, this handsome volume will
make a lovely gift for fans new and old. Travel on the east wind to Cherry Tree Lane
with Mary in these stories that inspired the classic film, the stage show, and young
imaginations the world over. 
P. L. Travers (1899–1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and the creator
of Mary Poppins, as well as several other books for adults and children.
Mary Shepard (1910–2000) was the daughter of Ernest Shepard, illustrator of the Winnie the
Pooh books and The Wind in the Willows. Her illustration work on Mary Poppins
books spanned fifty years.

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Middle grade fiction

Orphans Birdie and Jem go up against a plague of bogles that
are attacking Victorian London in this companion to the
Ghostbusters-meets-Dickens adventure How to Catch a Bogle.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544087477
E-book ISBN 9780544087354
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A Plague of Bogles
Catherine Jinks
“This is top-notch storytelling, full of wit, a colorful cast of rogues, and delectable
slang.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review of How to Catch a Bogle
Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook named
Sarah Pickles—until she betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a
new job. Luckily Alfred the bogler, the man who kills the child-eating monsters
that hide in the shadows of Victorian London, needs a new apprentice. As more and
more orphans disappear under mysterious circumstances, Alfred, Jem, and Birdie find
themselves waging an underground war in a city where science clashes with
superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.
Catherine Jinks, winner of a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children’s
literature, is the author of many books for children of all ages, including the acclaimed Evil Genius
trilogy. She lives with her family in New South Wales, Australia. Visit her website at
www.catherinejinks.com.

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Middle grade fiction
 

A poignant exploration of life and death, the unfairness of
loss, and the miracles that surround us.

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544334649
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The Question of Miracles
Elana K. Arnold
Sixth-grader Iris Abernathy hates life in Corvallis, Oregon, where her family just moved.
It’s always raining, and everything is so wet. Besides, nothing has felt right since Iris’s
best friend, Sarah, died.
     When Iris meets Boris, an awkward mouth-breather with a know-it-all personality,
she’s not looking to make a new friend, but it beats eating lunch alone. Then she learns
that Boris’s very existence is a medical mystery, maybe even a miracle, and Iris starts to
wonder why some people get miracles and others don’t. And if one miracle is possible,
can another one be too? Can she possibly communicate with Sarah again?
Elana K. Arnold, the author of several young adult novels, earned her MFA in Creative Writing at
the University of California, Davis. She lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, two
children, and a menagerie of animals. The Question of Miracles is her middle grade debut.
www.elanakarnold.com

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Scientists in the Field brought to your very own backyard!

October 2014
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Series: Scientists in the Field Series
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9780547792675
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Beetle Busters
Loree Griffin Burns, photographs by Ellen Harasimonwicz
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has made news across the United States. These
beetles came to America from China, living in wood turned into shipping material. At
first the beetles invaded urban areas, where hardwood trees were in limited supply—
Chicago was able to declare itself ALB-free in 2006. But right now there is bad news in
Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Toronto—infestations have erupted in the
area’s hardwood forests, and these beetles, while bad at flying, are very good at killing
trees.
Clint McFarland’s job? Stop the ALB at any cost. How do you balance the
needs of residents, the impact to the environment, and an invasive species primed to
wipe out entire forests? It takes the help of everyday people, such as children playing
baseball at a playground, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and science-minded people (bug
scientists and tree doctors) to eradicate this invasive pest.
Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral studies (in various kinds of biology) at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband
and three children.
 
Ellen Harasimonwicz's photography has appeared in the Washington Post, Scientific American,
Down East, In Touch Weekly, the Harvard Press, and Audubon Adventures. She lives in central
Massachusetts.

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Series: Scientists in the Field Series

From acclaimed Scientists in the Field author Elizabeth Rusch
comes the electrifying story of the surfer scientists and
engineers working to transform ocean waves into electricity.

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544099999
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The Next Wave
The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans
by Elizabeth Rusch
Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the
engineers and scientists working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of
the nature’s powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array of amazing devices
that cling to the bottom of the sea floor and surf on the crests of waves, these explorers
are using a combination of science, imagination, and innovation to try to capture wave
energy in the hopes of someday powering our lives in a cleaner, more sustainable way.
The award-winning freelance writer Elizabeth Rusch has published more than one hundred
articles in magazines such as Muse, Smithsonian, and Mother Jones. She is the author of a number
of award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including Eruption!, The Mighty Mars
Rovers, Generation Fix, Will it Blow?, The Planet Hunter, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable
Story of Maria Anna Mozart.

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Nonfiction

The Devil on Trial meets America’s modern-day judicial
system, with a law school approach to examining criminal
defense.

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9780544148963
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Guilty?
Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Nature of Justice
Teri Kanefield
When some people commit murder, they are jailed or even executed. When others do,
they are celebrated as heroes. Though this example is extreme, it’s just one of many that
Teri Kanefield, an author and lawyer, explores in depth. An examination of what
constitutes a crime, why and how we punish people who commit crimes, how the
government determines these rules, and how citizens have reacted when they feel laws
aren’t fair, this book will challenge young readers’ thinking about law and order, crime
and punishment, while giving them specific legal cases to ponder along the way. This
look at the legal system, for ages 10–14, will also include historical photography, legal
documents, and even mug shots to help bring each legal case to life.
Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and creative writing teacher. Her novel Rivka’s Way (Cricket Books,
2001), was named a Notable Book of 2001 by the Sidney Taylor Awards. The Girl from Tarpaper
School will be published by Abrams in 2014, and she has had stories and essays published in Cricket,
the Iowa Review, and the American Literary Review.

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Middle grade fiction
Series: The Chronicles of Kazam

Jennifer Strange returns in the third book in Jasper Fforde’s
witty fantasy series The Chronicles of Kazam, which launched
with the New York Times bestseller The Last Dragonslayer.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780547738499
E-book ISBN 9780544374300
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The Eye of Zoltar
Jasper Fforde
Although she’s an orphan in indentured servitude, sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is
pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable crew at Kazam Mystical Arts
Management. After all, she solved the dragon problem, avoided mass destruction by
Quarkbeast, and helped improve the state of magic in the Kingdom of Snodd. Yet even
Jennifer may be thwarted when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state
and presents her with an utterly impossible task—how can a teenage non-magician
outsmart the greatest sorcerer the world has ever known? But failure has dire
consequences, so Jennifer has little choice but to set off on a journey from which she
and her traveling companions may never return.
Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of The Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday
Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. He lives in Wales. Visit his website at
www.jasperfforde.com.

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Middle grade fiction

Can half-alien twin brothers save their home planets from
destruction?

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9780547973357
E-book ISBN 9780547974521

 

The Twin Powers
Robert Lipsyte
“A multi-world adventure starring a band of heroes that readers will want to join.” —
Kirkus Reviews, of The Twinning Project
In this stand-alone sequel to The Twinning Project, thirteen-year-old twins Tom and
Eddie, aware that their homes are at risk, have been waiting for a chance to save their
planets. The sudden appearance of an alien both in Tom’s school lunchroom and on
Eddie’s baseball field tells them that now is the time. The stakes are high, and sinister
U.S. government agents want their piece of the pie. Can Tom and Eddie persuade the
alien council to preserve their worlds, or will both troubled planets just go up in
smoke? Middle grade space adventure? Check. Aliens who quote Mark Twain? Check.
Suspense? Check. Blast off!
Robert Lipsyte is the author of many novels, including the classic The Contender and the recipient
of a Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution to young adult literature. He
lives in Manhattan with his wife, Lois Morris, and his dog, Milo. Visit his website at
www.robertlipsyte.com.

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Middle grade fiction

Sometimes to properly fight the battle of good and evil you
need a cricket bat, a couple of loyal gargoyles, and a talking
cat . . .  

HMH Books for Young Readers
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9780544301764
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Gabriel's Clock
Hilton Pashley
Jonathan Smith thinks he’s a regular twelve-year-old living a normal life in England with
his parents. His first clue to the contrary is the faceless monsters in suits and bowler
hats that crash into his family’s cottage. It’s not until he wakes up alone in the unfamiliar
village of Hobbes End that his true identity is revealed: his mother’s a demon, his dad’s
an angel, and his grandfather Gabriel is the village’s angel-turned-clockmaker. As
Jonathan’s one-of-a-kind angel-demon powers start to kick in, he wonders if he can
prevent the archdemon Belial from taking over Heaven and Hell . . . let alone round up
his parents. A swashbuckling fantasy debut!
When Hilton Pashley is not working or writing, he flies large kites and drinks enormous amounts
of tea. He lives in Norfolk, England.

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November 2014
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272 pages
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Middle grade fiction

Treasure Jeanie May Daniels, twelve, narrates the touching,
often hilarious story of a family in transition to an unexpected
destination.

Clarion Books
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9780547255194
E-book ISBN 9780544374270
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The Perfect Place
Teresa E. Harris
Treasure’s dad has disappeared and her mom sets out to track him down, leaving
twelve-year-old Treasure and her little sister, Tiffany, in small-town Virginia with their
eccentric, dictatorial Great-Aunt Grace. GAG (as the girls refer to her) is a terrible
cook, she sets off Treasure’s asthma with her cat and her chain smoking, and her
neighbors suspect her in the recent jewel thefts. As the hope of finding their dad fades,
the girls and their great-aunt begin to understand and accommodate one another.
When a final dash to their dad’s last known address proves unsuccessful, Treasure has
to accept that he’s gone for good. When she goes back to Great-Aunt Grace’s, it is the
first time she has returned to a place instead of just moving on. Convincing, fully
realized characters, a snarky narrative voice, and laugh-aloud funny dialogue make The
Perfect Place a standout among stories of adjustment and reconfigured families.
Teresa E. Harris earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia University and an MFA
in Writing for Children from Vermont College, where she won numerous awards.

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Teen fiction paper-over-board
boxed set

Four critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics in
one bargain boxed set from the two-time Newbery Award
winner Lois Lowry.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$39.99 / $49.99 Can.
9780544340626
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The Giver Quartet boxed set
Lois Lowry
This deluxe boxed set includes paper-over-board editions of the Newbery Medal–
winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Immerse yourself in Lowry’s
dystopian saga through all four hardcover books, with newly designed covers and an
exclusive map detailing how the worlds connect.
Complete the journey that began with The Giver twenty years ago. A great deal
and the perfect gift for a teen fan’s library!
For more information about Lois Lowry’s Giver Quartet, visit
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Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars and The Giver, the first
dystopian novel in a quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. She divides her
time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at
www.loislowry.com.

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Teen fiction
Series: Palace of Spies
HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544074095
E-book ISBN 9780544073746

The adventures of Peggy Fitzroy—lady in waiting, hopeless
romantic, and spy—continue in this terrific sequel to Palace of
Spies.

Dangerous Deceptions
Sarah Zettel

“A rollicking spy caper in corsets. . . . This witty romp will delight fans of historical
fiction as well as mystery lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Palace of Spies
As a lady in waiting in King George’s London court, Peggy has survived a forced
betrothal, royal scandals, and an attempt or two on her life. And now she has a new
problem: her horrible fiancé has returned to claim her! To save her neck, or at least her
hand in marriage, Peggy joins forces with her cousin Olivia and her sweetheart,
Matthew. But if she doesn’t play her cards right, her career as courtier and spy might
come to an end at the bottom of the river Thames . . .

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Sarah Zettel is an award-winning science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery writer and the
author of the American Fairy trilogy. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with her husband, son, and a
cat named Buffy the Vermin Slayer. Visit her website at www.sarahzettel.com.

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Teen fiction
Series: The Woodcutter Sisters

In this companion to Enchanted and Hero, Friday Woodcutter
meets her destiny—and he is gorgeous. If only he weren’t a
swan . . .

HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544074071
E-book ISBN 9780544073722
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Dearest
Alethea Kontis
“A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely
delectable.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of award-winning series debut Enchanted 
Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted
and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some finefeathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress.
When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she
takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be
swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?
Alethea Kontis is the author of Enchanted and Hero. A student of the science-fiction greats Andre
Norton and Orson Scott Card, she now lives and writes in Virginia. Visit her website at
www.aletheakontis.com.

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teen fiction

As Zac fights leukemia, he obsesses about survival statistics and
fantasizes about Emma Watson. Until he meets Mia, the
beautiful girl in the hospital room next door.

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Zac and Mia
AJ Betts
Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize
“When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch
Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.” So says seventeenyear-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A
loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic
cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t
forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of
their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two
voices.
A. J. Betts grew up in Far North Queensland, Australia. She has taught in Brisbane and traveled
the world with a backpack and camera. When she’s not writing or teaching, she rides bikes, bakes,
and occasionally communes with the sea lions that live near her home in Watermans Bay. Visit her
website at www.ajbetts.com.

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A sparse and emotionally powerful depiction of Vietnam and
civil unrest told in verse form.

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Death Coming Up the Hill
Chris Crowe
It’s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen-year-old Ashe. His dogmatic, racist father
married his passionate peace-activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and
ever since, the couple, like the situation in Vietnam, has been engaged in a “senseless
war that could have been prevented.”
     When his high school history teacher dares to teach the political realities of the war,
Ashe grows to better understand the situation in Vietnam, his family, and the wider
world around him. But when a new crisis hits his parents’ marriage, Ashe finds himself
trapped, with no options before him but to enter the fray.
Chris Crowe, a professor of English at Brigham Young University, has published award-winning
fiction and nonfiction for teenagers, as well as poetry, essays, books, and many articles for
academic and popular magazines. He is a popular speaker and writer in librarian and teacher
circles. He lives with his wife in Provo, Utah.

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Teen fiction
Series: His Fair Assassin Trilogy

Following Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, Mortal Heart is
the thrilling conclusion to Robin LaFevers’s best selling His Fair
Assassin trilogy.

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Mortal Heart
Robin LaFevers
“Brimming with powerful emotions, thrilling sword fights, and accurate period detail,
this tightly plotted tale will enthrall readers of romantic historical fantasy.”  —Publishers
Weekly, starred review of Dark Triumph
In fifteenth-century Brittany, the sisters of the convent of St. Mortain are trained
assassins, now mobilizing to protect the French duchess from the rumblings of war.
Newest among their ranks is Annith, but she’s escaped the convent to seek her own
destiny with the god of Death. When Annith meets a mysterious knight at court, she
can’t tell if he is friend or foe, and she must make a desperate choice.
Robin LaFevers, raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s Mythology, and nineteenth-century
poetry, is the author of two additional series: Theodosia Throckmorton and Nathaniel Fludd,
Beastologist. She lives with her husband on a ranch in Southern California. Visit her website at
www.robinlafevers.com.

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teen fiction

What if, just as you were laughing off the Rapture, your
parents mysteriously disappeared?

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Vivian Apple at the End of the World
Katie Coyle
The United States is now divided into Believers and Non-Believers, thanks to the
magnetic Pastor Frick, founder of the powerful Church of America. Seventeen-year-old
Vivian Apple spends the night before the predicted Rapture with her best friend,
Harpreet Janda, at a mock-countdown party in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But when she
returns home the next morning, her parents are gone and there are two holes in their
bedroom ceiling. Is it some sort of trick? Or . . . real? Viv and her friends decide to find
out, and their dangerous road trip across a paranoid and panic-stricken America makes
for a darkly entertaining, grip-the-steering-wheel ride.
San Francisco resident Katie Coyle grew up in Fair Haven, New Jersey, and has an MFA from the
University of Pittsburgh. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, the
Southeast Review, Cobalt, and Critical Quarterly. This is her first novel. Visit her at
www.katiecoyle.tumblr.com.

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Max Kilgore gives the devil his due in this darkly funny nailbiter from the author of the Croak trilogy.

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Hellhole
Gina Damico
Humiliation in the face of the opposite gender was an unfortunate plague he’d simply had to get
used to, like high milk prices, or the continued existence of the Kardashians.
Seventeen-year-old Max Kilgore has a name that makes him sound cooler than he really
is. He’s always been a geeky, squeaky-clean kid . . . until the day he commits a minor
theft. This misdeed summons a devil to Max’s basement, and the TV-watching, junkfood-crazy red guy won’t leave until his demands are met. Max makes a deal with the
devil to save his sick mother, but it looks like all the Cheetos in the world won’t keep
the malicious fiend from hurting people Max loves. How can he get rid of the guy
without incurring the wrath of hell?
Gina Damico is the author of Croak, Scorch, and Rogue, the grim-reapers-gone-wild books of the
Croak trilogy. A native of Syracuse, New York, she now lives outside Boston with her husband,
two cats, and one dog, and while she has never visited hell in person, she has spent countless
waking hours at the Albany Regional Bus Terminal, which is pretty darn close. Visit her website at
www.ginadami.co .

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Teen fiction

Humanity hurtles toward its end in the electrifying second
installment of the space duet that began with Amy Rose
Capetta’s acclaimed debut, Entangled.

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Unmade
Amy Rose Capetta
“[An] accomplished debut . . . Capetta has a muscular writing style.”  —Publishers
Weekly, starred review of Entangled
A rock star on her home planet of Andana, seventeen-year-old Cade now has to use her
unique talents to do nothing less than save the human race from the Unmakers. As
Cade struggles to stay close to her strong-willed crew and get even closer to Rennik, the
ship’s fascinating and frustrating pilot, her life becomes a tangle of love, death, and
lyrics. This suspenseful sequel to Entangled is akin to the beloved Firefly series, complete
with warring spaceships, warped villains, and a universe-altering conclusion.
Amy Rose Capetta holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College
of Fine Arts. She has a particle-level love of mind-bending science and all sorts of music. She
adores her small patch of universe, but also looks intently at the stars.

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9780544217775
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Twists and turns and hijinks from the spunky and unstoppable
Jacky Faber . . .

Wild Rover No More
Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of
Jacky Faber
L. A. Meyer
Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to
flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When
outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a
leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus.

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     But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good.
Through her many adventures, Jacky has always found the ingenuity to escape dire
situations, but this time it looks like Puss in Boots has run out of lives . . . and her
happily-ever-after will be cut short at the foot of the gallows.
L. A. Meyer is the acclaimed writer of the Bloody Jack Adventures series, which follows the
exploits of an impetuous heroine who has fought her way up from the squalid streets of London to
become an adventurer of the highest order. He and his wife operate an art gallery near their home
in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine.

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When Susie and her dad spend an afternoon together, one of
them will take a nap—but it won’t be Susie! Now a book and
CD set, perfect for the classroom or car.

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No Nap Book & CD
Eve Bunting, illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
“Bunting's humorous and lively text will ring true to many preschoolers as they watch
Susie wriggling out of taking the dreaded nap with all her might.”  —School Library
Journal
When Dad and Susie spend the afternoon together, he does his valiant best to tire Susie
out enough for her nap. But even a walk, some dancing, and a story can't make Susie
the least bit sleepy. Dad, on the other hand, is getting sleepier by the minute. Perfectly
silly and sweet, Bunting's endearing story is perfect to read at naptime or any time! Now
a book and CD, this is the perfect read-along option for individual listening or group
story time.
Eve Bunting has written more than two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott
Medal–winning Smoky Night. She lives in Southern California.
Susan Meddaugh has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha
Speaks. She is the winner of a New England Book Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated
Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

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Series: A Bat Book

Brian Lies's batty bookfest wings its way to paperback in time
for Halloween.

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Bats at the Library
Brian Lies
The library-after-dark setting works a magic all its own."  —Publishers Weekly
Another inky evening’s here—
The air is cool and calm and clear.
Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes!—Bat Night at the library!
Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape
shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s
time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time.
Brian Lies’s joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new
light. Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book-fest!
The award-winning author and illustrator Brian Lies has created more than twenty books for
children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South Shore of  Massachusetts with his
wife and daughter.

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A rare and stirring picture book about pioneer life through the
eyes of a young girl traveling along the Oregon Trail. 

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The Buffalo Storm
Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Jan Ormerod
"Add this stirring story to the growing number of picture books about pioneer life."  —
Booklist, starred review
Hallie isn't afraid of anything—that is, anything but storms, which she braves along with
her grandmother, huddled beneath a special quilt. When her family joins a wagon train
headed west, leaving her grandmother—and everything Hallie has ever known—
behind, Hallie knows she will have to be braver than she's ever been before. But can she
summon the courage to help a young buffalo stuck on a rocky ridge during a wild
storm? The Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate has paired lyrical text with gorgeous
watercolors throughout.  
Katherine Applegate has written numerous books for young readers, including The One and Only
Ivan, the middle grade chapter book for which she received the Newbery Medal in 2013. She is
also the author of the recently published nonfiction picture book, Ivan: The Remarkable True Story
of the Shopping Mall Gorilla. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
Jan Ormerod (1946–2013) was an award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy
books for children during her lifetime. Among her most beloved books are Lizzie Nonsense and
Sunshine, an Australian Picture Book for the Year. 
 
 

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Big Book

Lois Ehlert’s stunning tribute to autumn joins our colorful array
of big books about the natural world by this Caldecott
Honoree.

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Leaf Man big book
Lois Ehlert
* “The artwork is dazzling.”  —School Library Journal, starred review
 
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over
the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie
meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man’s
got to go where the wind blows.
     With illustrations made from actual fall leaves, and die-cut pages on every spread
that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a book that celebrates the natural world
and the rich imaginative life of children. Includes an author’s note and leaf-identifying
labels.
Lois Ehlert has created many celebrated picture books about the world around her, including Red
Leaf, Yellow Leaf; Planting a Rainbow; Growing Vegetable Soup; Eating the Alphabet; Market
Day; In My World; and Fish Eyes. A winner of a Caldecott Honor award, Ehlert lives in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.

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Big fun awaits in this expressive and humorous retelling of The
Three Bears by the Caldecott winner Paul Galdone.

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The Three Bears big book
Paul Galdone
"Just right for group sharing." —The Bulletin
 
"WHO'S BEEN EATING MY PORRIDGE?"
"WHO'S BEEN SITTING IN MY CHAIR?"
"WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED?" 
 
Even little ones who know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be eager
to recite familiar lines and turn the pages in this warmly told and humorously illustrated
edition, created by the master storyteller Paul Galdone.
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1907. He was the winner of a Caldecott Honor
and illustrated more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings.
 
 

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Picture book

A reassuring snow day adventure for preschoolers who are just
beginning to explore their worlds.

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9780544339194
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Baby Polar
Yannick Murphy, illustrated by Kristen Balouch
"The winning tale of mother and child is sweetly circular."  —Kirkus Reviews
Baby Polar loves cuddling up with Mama Polar—until the snow starts to fall. Then he
wants to play! He loves catching the tasty flakes on his tongue and zigzagging across
the ice. When the winds begin to gust and the snow becomes a blizzard, Baby Polar
knows it's time to go back to his mother. But now the whole world is covered in white.
Where could Mama Polar be? This tender, lyrical story with vibrant collage illustrations
perfectly captures the excitement and wonder of a young child's first independent
adventure.
Yannick Murphy's first children's book was Ahwoooooooo!. She has received the Whiting Writers
Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for her writing for adults. She lives in
Vermont. Visit her website at www.yannickmurphy.com.
Kristen Balouch was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and the winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New
Illustrator Award for her first book, The Mystery Bottle. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is on
the web at www.kristenbalouch.com.

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Irresistible Monkey stars in another of McDermott’s acclaimed
trickster tales.

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Monkey
A Trickster Tale from India
Gerald McDermott
“Playfully told . . . McDermott proves his visual and storytelling mastery.” —School
Library Journal
Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't
swim! How will he get there? Crocodile offers to carry Monkey across the water on his
back, so Monkey hops aboard. Trouble is, Crocodile is hungry too—for Monkey! Will
clever Monkey come up with a way to get the mangoes and escape Crocodile's sharp
teeth?  The Caldecott-winning artist and ace storyteller Gerald McDermott brings the
vibrant colors of India to this telling of a classic trickster tale. 
Gerald McDermott (1941–2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of books for
children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City, he began his career as an animated
filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions
from around the world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his
extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster
motif. www.geraldmcdermott.com

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Easy on the ear and the eye, this playful introduction to nine
jazz giants will teach children to count—and will give them
every reason to get up and dance! 

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9780544339224
E-book ISBN 9780547545745

 

This Jazz Man
Karen Ehrhardt, illustrated by R. G. Roth
"A welcome introduction to the world of jazz. . . . Children will want to shout along with
the scat-cat rhythms."  —Booklist
                                                                   
SNAP! BOMP! BEEDLE-DI-BOP! In this toe-tapping jazz tribute, the traditional "This
Old Man" gets a swinging makeover, and some of the era's best musicians take center
stage. The tuneful text and vibrant illustrations bop, slide, and shimmy across the page
as Satchmo plays one, Bojangles plays two . . . right on down the line to Charles Mingus,
who plays nine, plucking strings that sound "divine."
 
Karen Ehrhardt doesn’t play an instrument and can’t sing a lick. But she’s probably listening to
music right now in her home among the redwoods in La Honda, California.Visit her website at
www.thisjazzman.com.  
R. G. Roth is also the illustrator of Everybody Gets the Blues by Leslie Staub. He lives in Hudson,
Ohio. 
 
 

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Early reader
Series: Gossie & Friends

The adorable book about BooBoo, the little blue gosling who
likes to eat, is now a Level 1 Green Light Reader! Features
bonus downloadable audio with page-turn signals.

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978-0-618-35654-6
HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544313637
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544313620 
Early reader
E-book ISBN 9780547348261
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BooBoo (Reader)
Olivier Dunrea
BooBoo is a curious blue gosling who likes to eat. She likes to eat everything. Well,
almost everything. This simple story of silliness and curiosity, with its expressive
illustrations and childlike gosling characters, shines as a new Level 1 Green Light
Reader. This is just the right book for young readers who are beginning to decode
stories on their own.
Features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along.
Look for the rest of the Gossie&Friends early reader editions!
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a sculptor,
his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of
Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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Early reader
Series: Gossie & Friends

The adorable book about Peedie, the little yellow gosling
who never forgets his baseball cap, is now a Level 1 Green
Light Reader with bonus downloadable audio.

Hardcover edition:
$9.95 CL/$11.95 CAN
978-0-618-35652-2
HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544323568
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544323551 
Early reader
E-book ISBN 9780547348421
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Peedie (Reader)
Olivier Dunrea
Peedie is a small yellow gosling who sometimes forgets things. But he never forgets to
wear his lucky red baseball cap. He wears it everywhere—until he puts it in a secret
place.
     This simple story of forgetfulness and fun, with its expressive illustrations and
childlike gosling characters, shines as a Level 1 Green Light Reader. This is just the right
book for young readers who are beginning to decode stories on their own.
     Features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for
the rest of the Gossie&Friends early reader editions!
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a
sculptor, he centers his work around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny
village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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The holiday mice continue the move to Green Light Readers
with a Thanksgiving story that's perfect for Level 1 beginners.  

Hardcover:
$13.00 CL/$15.95 CAN
978-0-618-12040-6
 
Paperback:
$5.95 PA/$6.95 CAN
978-0-618-60486-9
HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544341241
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544341012
E-book ISBN 9780547532592

 

Thanksgiving Mice!
Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Doug Cushman
"A short, light introduction to the holiday." —Booklist
CLAP! CLAP! HURRAH! HOORAY! The Thanksgiving Mice are putting on a play! Cute,
costumed mice scurry onto the stage to explain about the Pilgrims and the first
Thanksgiving. Full of wordplay and repetition, this holiday favorite, told in verse, is now
available in an easy reader format.
Bethany Roberts has written several popular books for children, including the seven  Holiday
Mice books, Monster Manners, Cat Parade, and Waiting-for-Christmas Stories. She lives
in Hamden, Connecticut.
 
Doug Cushman is a veteran mystery writer for children and the illustrator of more than one
hundred picture books, including the Holiday Mice books. He lives in Northern California and
Paris.

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Green Light Readers welcomes another Holiday Mice story to
its growing Level 1 collection.

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978-0-395-91204-1
 
Paperback:
$5.95 PA/$6.95 CAN
978-0-618-48601-4
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$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544341043
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544341029
E-book ISBN 9780547531885

 

Christmas Mice!
Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Doug Cushman
“Charming.”  —School Library Journal
It’s Christmastime, and the four holiday mice merrily hang stockings, string popcorn,
wrap presents, and sing carols. But while they are busy spreading cheer, what is the cat
up to? Beginning readers will be delighted to find out in this easy-to-read holiday book
with a clever twist on giving and receiving. 
Bethany Roberts has written several popular books for children, including the seven  Holiday
Mice books, Monster Manners, Cat Parade, and Waiting-For-Christmas Stories. She lives
in Hamden, Connecticut.
 
Doug Cushman is a veteran mystery writer for children and the illustrator of more than one
hundred picture books, including the Holiday Mice books. He lives in Northern California and
Paris.

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August 2014
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Early Reader fiction
Series: Green Light Readers Level 2

Poppy assures Petal that Halloween is all pretend . . . but
what if it isn’t?

Paper-over-board edition available:
$12.99 POB
978-0-544-33602-5
HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544336032
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544336025 
Early Reader fiction

 

Petal and Poppy and the Spooky
Halloween!
Lisa Clough illustrated by Ed Briant
Halloween is here, and Petal and Poppy are going to a party! But Petal’s
scared. Halloween is too spooky. Poppy assures Petal it’s all just pretend that there’s
nothing to be afraid of. But then a haunted house scares Poppy. Maybe Halloween is a
little spooky after all!
     Told in a very simple graphic novel format, the Petal and Poppy books are perfect
for readers just beginning to read independently. The words and sentences are easy to
decode, and work in tandem with the illustrations to help readers gain a deeper
understanding of the text. Most important, the delightful characters and story lines will
foster a love of reading that will stay with readers throughout their lifetime.
Lisa Clough and Ed Briant are the husband-and-wife creative team behind all the Petal and
Poppy books. Under the name Lisa Jahn-Clough, Lisa has also written and illustrated Alicia’s Bad
Day and My Friend and I. Ed is also the creator of the comic “Tales from the Slushpile,” published
online with Publishers Weekly Childrens Bookshelf. They divide their time between Portland,
Maine, and southern New Jersey. Visit their websites, www.lisajahnclough.com and
www.ebriant.com.

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Mr. Geo explores North Carolina in Green Light Readers'
growing 50 States to Celebrate series. Collect them all!

September 2014
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HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544288270
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544288751

 

Celebrating North Carolina
50 States to Celebrate
Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by C. B. Canga
"Mr. Geo is a fun and entertaining tour guide."  —3rdgradereading.net
 
Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new
places. Today he's visiting North Carolina. His first stop is the Outer Banks, to climb
lighthouses, hunt for pirate treasure, and go hang-gliding on the beach where the
Wright Brothers flew the first plane. He'll also visit historic sites, museums, sports
stadiums, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around North
Carolina. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes
maps, glossary, and learning activities. Great for school projects and family vacations.  
Marion Dane Bauer has written more than eighty children's books, including picture books, easy
readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle
grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at
www.mariondanebauer.com.
 
C. B. Canga is the illustrator of the Field Trip Mysteries. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California.

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September 2014
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Series: Green Light Readers Level 3

The 50 States to Celebrate series sends Mr. Geo to the Pacific
Northwest to visit Washington State in this newest entry in our
growing Green Light Readers collection. Collect them all!

HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544289482
 
$12.99 / $15.99 Can.
9780544289673

 

Celebrating Washington State
50 States to Celebrate
Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by C. B. Canga
“Mr. Geo is a fun and entertaining tour guide.” —3rdgradereading.net
Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new
places. Today he's visiting Washington, the Evergreen State. His first stop is Olympic
National Park, to climb mountain trails, hike a rainforest, and see a glacier. Then he's
headed to Seattle to ride to the top of the Space Needle. He'll also visit Mount Rainier,
historic sites, sports events, museums, and more. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around
Washington. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes
maps, glossary, and learning activities. Great resource for school projects and family
vacations! 
Marion Dane Bauer has written more than eightry children's books, including picture books, easy
readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle
grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at
www.mariondanebauer.com.
 
C. B. Canga is the illustrator of the Field Trip Mysteries. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California.
 
 

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October 2014
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Hello, Tokyo! Join dapper Dodsworth and his misbehaving
duck pal in this Green Light Readers edition of
this delightful series.

Green Light Reader (Level 3)
Series: Green Light Readers Level 3
Hardcover edition:
$14.99 CL/$17.95 Canada
978-0-547-87746-7
HMH Books for Young Readers
$3.99 / $4.99 Can.
9780544339156

 

Dodsworth in Tokyo
Tim Egan
“From the Dodworth series, another fine, funny book for beginning readers.” —Booklist

Dodsworth and the duck are headed for Japan! But will duck be on his best behavior in
a land of customs, manners, and order? Or will Dodsworth have to say sayonara to the
duck before the trip is through? Readers will enjoy finding out as these two unlikely
traveling companions make their way through Tokyo. Short sentences, clean design,
and gemlike little paintings of the Land of the Rising Sun make it easy for newly
independent readers to enjoy the journey.
Tim Egan is the author and illustrator of the Dodsworth series, and is well known for his sense of
humor, both in words and pictures. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Ann, and their
two sons. Visit his website at www.timegan.com.

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Get ready to play ball!

November 2014
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Early Reader
Series: Mr. Putter & Tabby
Hardcover: 
$14.99 CL/$17.95 CAN
978-0-15-205072-6
HMH Books for Young Readers
$5.99 / $7.99 Can.
9780544341159

 

Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball
Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard
"A home run." —Kirkus Reviews
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps—too many naps. What they need
is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they
can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees
cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball
team will never be the same!
Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people.
She is well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter and Tabby and
Henry and Mudge. Ms. Rylant lives in the Pacific Northwest. 
 
Arthur Howard created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and
has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.

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Early Reader

A hilarious, over-the-top take on a common childhood issue
for early readers.

Hardcover edition:
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978-0-547-149561
HMH Books for Young Readers
$5.99 / $7.99 Can.
9780544339149
E-book ISBN 9780547534169

 

Tales for Very Picky Eaters
Josh Schneider
2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
"Eager and picky eaters alike will enjoy the wordplay and outrageous situations." —
Booklist
James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative—very creative—in order to get
James to eat foods he thinks he doesn't like. He presents James with a series of
outlandish scenarios packed with fanciful and gross kid-friendly details—like prechewed gum as an alternative to broccoli and lumpy oatmeal that grows so big it eats
the dog—in an effort to get James to eat. But it is eventually James himself who
discovers that some foods are not so bad if you’re willing to give them a try. 
Josh Schneider received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for Tales for Very Picky Eaters. He lives
in Chicago and is also the author of Bedtime Monsters, The Meanest Birthday Girl, Princess SparkleHeart Gets a Makeover, and I'm Sorry. 

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October 2014
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Chapter book
Series: The Carver Chronicles

From the creators of the acclaimed Nikki and Deja stories, the
first book in a charming and funny new series featuring the
boys of Carver Elementary.

Hardcover edition:
$14.99 CL/$17.95 CAN
978-0-547-97044-8
HMH Books for Young Readers
$5.99 / $7.99 Can.
9780544339125
E-book ISBN 9780547971056

 

Dog Days
The Carver Chronicles, Book One
Karen English, Illustrated by Laura Freeman
“Freeman’s upbeat spot illustrations and English’s accessibly storytelling target the book
to emerging independent readers.” —Publishers Weekly
It's tough being the new kid at Carver Elementary. Gavin had lots of friends at his old
school, but the kids here don't even know that he's good at skateboarding, or how
awesome he is at soccer. And when his classmate Richard comes over and the boys end
up in trouble, not only does Gavin risk losing his one new friend, but he has to take
care of his great-aunt Myrtle's horrible little dog as punishment. How is he ever going to
prove he's cool with a yappy little Pomeranian wearing a pink bow at his side?
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning author and retired elementary
school teacher. She lives in Los Angeles, California. 
Laura Freeman has illustrated many books for children. She grew up in New York City and now
lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two young sons. For more information visit
www.lfreemanart.com.

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October 2014
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Chapter book
Series: The Just Grace Series

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

Hardcover:
$15.99 CL/$18.95 CAN
978-0-547-87744-0
 
HMH Books for Young Readers
$5.99 / $7.99 Can.
9780544339101
E-book ISBN 9780544029590
MARKETING
• Series website: justgracebooks.com

 

Just Grace and the Trouble with
Cupcakes
Charise Mericle Harper
It’s time for the school fair, and Just Grace’s class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the
fair’s highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with
dreadful Owen 1 and not with her best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when
she thinks things can’t get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake
Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman.
It’s a challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her
disappointment and lead her team onward? Will Grace’s team ever figure out how
to make a Spiderman out of cupcakes?
Visit Just Grace’s website at www.justgracebooks.com to find all sorts of fun
things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.
Charise Mericle Harper is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the witty
Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "hilarious" and said, "Give this to . . .
anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in New York with her family. Visit Charise’s
website at www.chariseharper.com or visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com for fun
activities.  

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November 2014
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
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HMH Books for Young Readers
$17.99 / $22.99 Can.
9780544339071

Just Grace, now available in a spiffy boxed set that’s “just
perfect” for girls new to chapter books and ready for a whole
lot of third grade fun!

Just Grace Boxed Set
Cherise Mericle Harper

“Grace is a funny, mischievous protagonist who should easily find a place in the
pantheon of precocious third graders.” —School Library Journal 
Triple the fun! The first three paperbacks in the popular series starring the
lovable Grace Stewart and her third grade friends, together for the first time in a

MARKETING
• Series website: justgracebooks.com

colorful boxed set. The collection includes: Just Grace, Still Just Grace, and Just Grace
Walks the Dog. A great gift for girls just settling into chapter books!  
Charise Mericle Harper is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the witty
Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace “hilarious” and said, “Give this to . . .
anyone looking for a funny book.” Charise lives in New York with her family. Visit Charise’s
website at www.chariseharper.com or visit Just Grace’s website at www.justgracebooks.com for fun
activities.  
 
 

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

B/T/A/ HMH
P/M: Text: Andrea Brown Literary
Art: Author via HMH
Chapter book
Series: The Adventures of Jo Schmo
Hardcover:
$12.99 POB/$15.95 CAN
978-0-547-80796-6
HMH Books for Young Readers
$5.99 / $7.99 Can.
9780544339118
E-book ISBN 9780547808130

 

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

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January 2015
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Early reader nonfiction paperback

This adorable book walks kids through the basics of sewing,
step by step.

HMH Books for Young Readers
$9.99 / $11.99 Can.
9780544339057
E-book ISBN 9780544380271

 

Miss Patch's Learn-to-Sew Book
Carolyn Meyer Illustrated by Mary Suzuki
“A charming introduction to the thrill of creating something with fabric and thread. I
love the no-fuss approach to the craft. Great for aspiring sewists of all ages!”  —
Gretchen Hirsch, author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing
Sewing is a skill that's both fun and functional, and there's no better way to get
started than with jolly Miss Patch! She learns how to thread a needle, cut patterns, and
sew a fine seam by hand. The book's flexible binding allows it to stay open so that
beginners may easily refer to the numerous diagrams and amusing drawings as they
sew. With the help of Miss Patch, they can learn to make a pillow, a bag, a patchwork
quilt, an apron, and even simple clothes. Originally published in 1969, this is a timeless
introduction to the pleasures of sewing.
Carolyn Meyer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young people, including
seven titles in the popular Young Royals series. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her
online at www.readcarolyn.com.

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

October 2014
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Nonfiction paperback
Hardcover edition:
$17.99 CL/$19.95 CAN
978-0-547-44315-7
HMH Books for Young Readers
$10.99 / $12.99 Can.
9780544339095

 

Temple Grandin
How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and
Changed the World
Sy Montgomery
“A well written, admiring and thought-provoking portrait.”  —Kirkus Reviews
When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew she was different. Years later she
was diagnosed with autism. Temple’s doctor recommended institutionalizing her, but
her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple
Grandin, a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is an
autism advocate and her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry.
This compelling biography and Temple's personal photos take us inside her
extraordinary mind and open the door to a broader understanding of autism.
The Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery writes for adults and children about animals all over the
world. From tarantulas in French Guiana, to pink dolphins in the Amazon, Sy explores the shared
connections between humans and nature. Like Temple, Sy counts cows among her favorite
animals. Sy lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her at www.symontgomery.com.
 

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September 2014
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A children’s biography offering a look into the life of the
extraordinary creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Hardcover edition:
$12.99 CL
978-0-547-99734-6
HMH Books for Young Readers
$6.99 / $8.99 Can.
9780544023246
E-book ISBN 9780547997360

 

Mythmaker
The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Creator of The Hobbit and The
Lord of the Rings
by Anne E. Neimark
“For young readers lucky enough to be familiar with the print versions of The Hobbit
and The Lord of the Rings, this will bring the creator to vivid life.”  —Booklist
J.R.R. Tolkien's lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique
vision and endless inspiration for his tales, and his broad interests made possible his
creation of faery worlds, as well as the cultures and characters that make his books as
engaging today as they were more than seventy-five years ago. This clear and
thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by
magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien’s worlds.
Anne E. Neimark is a renowned author whose reader-friendly approach to writing biographies has
allowed many young people to learn about the lives of famous and important people. She is the
author of Diego Rivera, Artist of the People and Che!.  She lives near Chicago.

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

October 2014
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Hollywood, Dead Ahead
Kate Klise Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
"Another winner for this inventive series." —Kirkus Reviews
 
In the fifth volume of this spooky series, the trio at Spence Mansion leaves Ghastly for
Hollywood, California . . . and for a shot at stardom!
The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery
Road story into a movie—and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! But when they arrive
in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she discovers how quickly fame changes
Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been written out of the script—in favor of a
terrifying ghost named Evilo. But Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare
Hollywood’s most despicable director half to death.
Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise are the creators of many successful punny and funny books,
including all of the books in the popular 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Kate lives in Norwood,
Missouri, and leads writing workshops around the country. Sarah teaches art to children and adults
in the Bay Area. Visit their website at www.kateandsarahklise.com.

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Sequel to Island of Thieves, this action-packed middle grade
adventure novel is perfect for reluctant readers.

October 2014
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The Sultan's Tigers
Josh Lacey
"[A] rip-roaring adventure."  —Kirkus Reviews
 
As in the middle grade series debut Island of Thieves, scrappy twelve-year-old Tom
Trelawney and his swashbuckling Uncle Harvey are a dynamite combination—in the
dangerous, explosive sort of way. This time around, they impulsively fly from Ireland to
India in hot pursuit of a small bejeweled tiger that yet another Trelawney, a British
soldier, allegedly plundered in 1799. They’re pretty sure they can get a couple
million dollars for it too, if they can make it past a gun-happy Aussie and a pit of maneating tigers.
Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, screenwriter, and teacher before writing his first book for
children. He is the author of the Misfitz Mysteries and the Grk series. He lives in London with his
wife and daughter. Visit his website at www.joshlacey.com.

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October 2014
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Middle grade fiction
Series: The Shakespeare Mysteries

Colophon Letterford’s quest to uncover Shakespeare’s secrets
takes her back to his puzzling roots in this thrilling sequel to
Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave.

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Tower of the Five Orders
The Shakespeare Mysteries, Book 2
Deron R. Hicks
"Will appeal largely to mystery fans who enjoy delving into historical puzzles."  —School
Library Journal
Colophon Letterford’s life changed overnight when she uncovered Shakespeare’s lost
manuscripts. Now the authenticity of those manuscripts is in question and the family
publishing business is in danger. In this exciting mystery, thirteen-year-old Colophon
travels from Oxford’s lofty Tower of the Five Orders to the dank depths of London’s
sewers in her pursuit of truth and honor. But the stakes are high. Budding cryptologists,
Shakespeare fans, and mystery lovers alike will revel in the twists and turns of this
fascinating middle grade sequel to Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave.
Deron R. Hicks investigates mysteries as a lawyer, so it makes sense that he would write about
one of literature’s biggest puzzles. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia, with his wife and two
children.

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Illustrated middle-grade fiction

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

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

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Middle grade fantasy
Series: Magic Shop Book
HMH Books for Young Readers
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Bruce Coville’s perenially popular Magic Shop books,
collected in a handsome boxed set.

Magic Shop Boxed Set
Bruce Coville
Praise for the Magic Shop books:
* “Funny, enjoyable, imaginative.”  —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Will bring laughter and near tears to readers.”  —School Library Journal
“Light, fast-paced fantasy.”  —Booklist
Step inside Mr. Elives's magic shop, where the shelves are stocked with strange and
mysterious goods. Five funny and fantastic books are included in this boxed set: The
Monster's Ring; Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher; Jennifer Murdley's Toad; Skull of Truth;
and Juliet Dove, Queen of Love.
Bruce Coville is the best-selling author of dozens of books, including the enormously popular
Magic Shop books, Odder Than Ever, and The Monsters of Morley Manor. He lives in Syracuse,
New York. Visit him online at www.brucecoville.com.

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December 2014
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Middle-grade fiction

Are bogles eating the missing children of Old London?
Ghostbusters meets Dickens in this charming yet creepy middle
grade adventure, first in a trilogy.

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How to Catch a Bogle
Catherine Jinks
“Top-notch storytelling from Jinks, full of wit, a colorful cast of rogues, and delectable
slang.”  —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her
job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie
lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they
kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less
dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames (see glossary!).
Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .
Catherine Jinks, winner of a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children's
literature, is the author of many books for children of all ages, including the acclaimed Evil Genius
trilogy. She lives with her family in New South Wales, Australia. Visit her website at
www.catherinejinks.com.

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She's smart. She's sassy. She's totally unique. She's Anastasia
Krupnik!

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Anastasia Krupnik
Lois Lowry
*"The well-turned phrase amuses and the unexpected turn of events surprises."  —
Booklist, starred review
 
To Anastasia, being ten is very confusing. She has an awful teacher who doesn’t like her
non-rhyming poetry. Washburn Cummings, a very interesting boy, doesn't even know
she's alive. And her parents insist that she visit her grandmother, who can’t even
remember Anastasia's name. On top of that, they're going to have a baby—at their age!
To get back at them, she just might have to do something terrible.
     With the books’ fantastic new look, Anastasia is poised to garner a new
generation of fans.
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She has received countless
honors, among them Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. She
now divides her time between Cambridge and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about
Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.

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Fantastic packaging brings a new look to the irrepressible
Anastasia!

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edition:
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0-978-0440400097
 
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9780544336674
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Anastasia Again!
Lois Lowry
"Anastasia Krupnik is one of the most intriguing female protagonists to appear in
children's books since the advent of Harriet the Spy. . . . Genuinely funny, the story is a
marvelously human portrait of an articulate adolescent."  —Horn Book
 
Anastasia is positive her family's move to the suburbs is going to ruin her young life.
How can she deal with matching furniture, split-level homes, or mothers whose biggest
worry is dirty laundry? But her new home offers many surprises, not to mention a cute
boy right down the street. Maybe the surburbs won't be so bad after all. With the
books’ fantastic new look, Anastasia is poised to become a favorite of a new generation
of readers.
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She has received countless
honors, among them Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. She
now divides her time between Cambridge and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about
Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.

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February 2015
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From the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect comes a middle
grade novel about donuts, a wish, and making things right
with the ones you love.

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The Center of Everything
Linda Urban
“A beautiful, sensitive, thoughtful novel that will make you think and smile and think
some more, and fall in love with Linda Urban's books.” —Kathryn Erskine, National
Book Award winner
For Ruby Pepperdine, the “center of everything” is on the rooftop of Pepperdine
Motors in her donut-obsessed town of Bunning, New Hampshire, stargazing from the
circle of her grandmother Gigi’s hug.  That’s how everything is supposed to be—until
Ruby messes up and things spin out of control. Can Ruby’s wish set everything straight
in her topsy-turvy world?
Linda Urban’s debut novel, A Crooked Kind of Perfect, was selected for many best books lists and
was nominated for twenty state awards. Her novel Hound Dog True received four starred reviews
and was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2011. A former bookseller, she lives in Montpelier, Vermont,
with her family.Visit her website at www.lindaurbanbooks.com.

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A rat must solve the classroom case of the missing iguana. The
mystery unravels at midnight in this funny, heartwarming, furraising adventure!

February 2015
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9780544336667
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Malcolm at Midnight
W.H. Beck, Illustrated by Brian Lies
“A rip-roaring tale; even rodent haters will have to like Malcolm.”  —Kirkus
When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention.
He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the
nutters (kids) safe. There’s just one problem: Rats have a terrible reputation! So when
the Academy’s iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence—and
show that even rats can be good guys. Illustrated by Brian Lies of Bats at the Beach, this
engaging middle grade novel will have readers rooting for Malcolm as they try to solve
the mystery alongside him.
W. H. Beck is a children’s book author and librarian. She lives in Wisconsin with her family. Visit
her at www.whbeck.com.
 
Brian Lies is the award-winning creator of the New York Times bestseller Bats at the Beach. He
lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his family. Visit him at www.brianlies.com.

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September 2014
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Middle-grade Fiction
Series: The Chronicles of Kazam

Return to the witty, wizardly world of The Chronicles of
Kazam with the fabulous follow-up to The Last Dragonslayer.

Hardcover edition:
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978-0-547-73848-2
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The Song of the Quarkbeast
The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2
Jasper Fforde
“The second volume in The Chronicles of Kazam is just as full of inspired silliness as the
first. . . . Fans will cheer this new installment.”  —Booklist
Magic’s been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on
the rise, and the boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it, which puts the future of magic at
risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts
Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the
king—but there’s no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a
fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!
Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of The Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday
Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. He lives in Wales. Visit his website at
www.jasperfforde.com.

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9780544336360
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High fantasy collides with Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the
latest adventure from the award-winning novelist Gary D.
Schmidt.

What Came from the Stars
Gary D. Schmidt

“Schmidt, already a best-seller and award winner, should pick up even more fans with
this crowd-pleasing fantasy.”  —Booklist
The peaceful civilization of Valorim is under siege and about to fall to the dark Lord
Mondus. In a panic, they bind all their world’s beauty into one necklace and hurl it into
the cosmos . . . into the lunchbox of sixth-grader Tommy Pepper. He puts it on. Soon
Tommy is doodling strange pictures and hearing strange music. But his mother has just
died and his little sister isn’t speaking, so he barely notices at first. Schmidt masterfully
presents the epic story of a family trying to redefine itself in the wake of tragedy.
Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of the National Book Award finalist Okay for Now, the
Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery
Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids,
Michigan. Visit him at www.hmhbooks.com/schmidt.

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September 2014
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At last, a Spanish-language edition of this perenially popular
tale of soccer and bullying in a very strange Florida town.

Hardcover edition:
$18.00 CL/$21.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-15-201246-5
 
Paperback edition:
$8.99 US/$10.99 CAN
ISBN 978-0-15-205780-0
 
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9780544336339
 
$16.99 / $20.99 Can.
9780544336117 
Middle grade fiction
E-book ISBN 9780547417158

 

Tangerine Spanish Edition
Edward Bloor
“A richly imagined read about an underdog coming into his own.”  —The Bulletin
Originally published in 1997, and now available in Spanish for the first time, this
acclaimed novel has lasting appeal.
Paul Fisher has a hard time adjusting when his family moves to Tangerine
County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school and lightning
strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment
from his football-star brother. But with the help of new friends on his middle school
soccer team, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new
hometown. And he gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been
keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.
Includes reader chat questions and an afterword from the author. 
Edward Bloor is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Crusader and Story Time. A
former high school teacher, he lives with his family near Orlando, Florida. Visit him online at
www.edwardbloor.net.

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978-0-547-64571-1
HMH Books for Young Readers
$6.99 / $8.99 Can.
9780544225220
E-book ISBN 9780547867571

A provocative tale about time, space . . . and middle school.

The Twinning Project
Robert Lipsyte
“An exciting premise, short chapters, and plenty of action make this a good choice for
reluctant readers.”  —School Library Journal
Twelve-year-old Tom is a loner. The only person he can talk things over with is his
imaginary identical twin, Eddie, a jock with a positive attitude—on another planet.
Eddie lives fifty years behind Tom’s modern-day New Jersey world. Surprise! Eddie and
his planet are just as real as Tom and his Earth, the result of some alien scientists’
scheme for managing the universe. The twins switch places as part of a crusade to save
their planets. Sly humor, great dialogue, fast action, and over-the-top sci-fi
machinations will hook readers and hold them fast.
Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times. Winner of the
Margaret A. Edwards Award, he is the author of more than a dozen acclaimed novels for young
adults. He lives in Manhattan and on Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Lois Morris, and his
dog, Milo. Visit his website at www.robertlipsyte.com.

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Middle grade fiction

In the latest novel by the Newbery medalist Karen Cushman,
a runaway rogue takes to the highways and market fairs of
Elizabethan England.

Hardcover edition:
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978-0-547-73962-5
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9780544336322
E-book ISBN 9780547875156

 

Will Sparrow's Road
Karen Cushman
“Offering action, humor, and heart in equal doses, Cushman’s story is, at its core, about
creating and claiming a family of one’s own.”  —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Twelve-year-old Will Sparrow—liar, thief, and rogue—decides to leave his hard life
behind and make his own way in Elizabethan England. On the road, he encounters a
string of con artists (a pickpocket, a tooth puller, a pig trainer, a conjurer) even more
talented than he is. Will gets a bigger dose of his own medicine when he joins a troupe
of  “oddities,” including a dwarf and a cat-faced girl. A lively new comic masterpiece
from the Newbery winner Karen Cushman.
Karen Cushman’s historical novels include the Newbery Honor book Catherine, Called Birdy
and Newbery Award winner The Midwife’s Apprentice. She lives with her husband on Vashon
Island in Washington State. Visit her website at www.karencushmanbooks.com.

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November 2014
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Middle grade fiction

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

Hardcocver edition:
$15.99 CL/$18.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-547-97651-8
HMH Books for Young Readers
$6.99 / $8.99 Can.
9780544336315
E-book ISBN 9780547975887

 

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

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Follow scientists as they scan the Alaskan wilderness for polar
bears, which have become the face of global
warming, encountering less ice than ever before . . .

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The Polar Bear Scientists
Peter Lourie
“Nothing short of stunning.”  —School Library Journal
It is springtime in Alaska, and the U.S. Geological Survey team is gearing up for polar
bear capturing. The scientists locate bears from a helicopter, tranquilize them, give
them tattoo ID numbers and tags, and collect data such as height, weight, and body fat
measurements and samples such as blood, hair, feces, and even teeth. For more than
forty years, scientists have been capturing bears in order to get information. What has
this information been telling scientists about polar bears and our changing global
climate? Find out in this fascinating entry in the Scientists in the Field series! 
Peter Lourie is the author and photographer of Whaling Season and The Manatee Scientists.  Peter
lives in Vermont with his family and is an avid traveler. He visited Alaska numerous times to write
and shoot photos for The Polar Bear Scientists, and has been traveling to Africa to work on his next
book about the Leakey family.

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Teen fiction

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

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

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The perfect coloring books for shoe lovers of any age!

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
A Delightful Book of Imaginary Footwear for Coloring,
Decorating, and Dreaming
Created by Carol Chu illustrated by Seymour Chwast
In this charming coloring book, the legendary artist/designer Seymour Chwast and the
award-winning book designer/illustrator Carol Chu offer up more than one hundred
original shoe designs to color and create. Paired with quotes from philosophers, rock
stars, and other deep thinkers, these shoes are the visual interpretation of the words.
Simultaneously creative and contemplative, this book gives shoe lovers/doodlers much
more to think about than whether the shoe should match the purse. Does it match your
style? Your mood? Does it add understanding to these ruminations on what it means to
be human? Shoes, Shoes, Shoes offers up a novel and interesting way to look at life and
the shoe. It's also a lot of fun.
Seymour Chwast, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, is founder of the
world-famous Push Pin Studios. Through his work at Push Pin, he has created a style that is
synonymous with the most creative and progressive aspects of graphic art and design. He lives and
works in New York, New York. Designer and curator Carol Chu is an art director at a major
children's publishing house. She co-wrote and illustrated The Fashion Coloring Book. She lives in
Boston, Massachusetts.

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Series: Life As We Knew It Series

The dark and fascinating fourth novel in the best-selling teen
series that began with the post-apocalyptic Life As We Knew
It.

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The Shade of the Moon
Life As We Knew It Series, Book 4
Susan Beth Pfeffer
“Action-packed and completely unpredictable, this latest will be widely anticipated by
the series' many fans.” —Kirkus Reviews
It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping
to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His
prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But
Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put
his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in
jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of the best-selling novel Life As We Knew It, which was
nominated for many state awards, and its companion books, The Dead & The Gone, This World
We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon. She lives in Middletown, New York.

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Peggy Fitzroy is clever enough to fake her way into King
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in his Palace of Spies?

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Palace of Spies
Sarah Zettel
*  “This witty romp will delight fans of historical fiction as well as mystery lovers.”  —
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in
waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that
the girl she’s impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the
truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and
intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom
Peggy is falling in love.
Sarah Zettel, author of the American Fairy trilogy, is an acclaimed science-fiction, fantasy,
romance, and mystery writer. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with her rocket scientist husband,
her son, and a cat named Buffy the Vermin Slayer. Visit her website at www.sarahzettel.com.

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Deadly nightmares terrorize a small town in the eighth
paranormal murder mystery in the Dead Is series.

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Dead Is Just a Dream
Marlene Perez
"Drama, sweet romance, and murder--what more could young teens want in a breezy
read?”—Booklist Online
The people of Nightshade, California, are dying in their sleep, and fifteen-year-old
Jessica Walsh is determined to find the killer . . . or killers. Justice isn’t the only thing on
Jessica’s mind, however. In fact, some days she’s not sure which is worse—having a
creepy clown lurking outside her window or having her rock star boyfriend’s hot exgirlfriend back in town. Jessica is losing sleep—but she’s got to solve the mystery before
the night terrors strike again.
Marlene Perez is the author of eight books in the Dead Is series, including Dead Is the New Black,
which was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She lives in Orange
County, California. Visit her website at www.marleneperez.com.

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In the chilling sequel to The Hallowed Ones, Katie has been
kicked out of her Amish community and must face the
dangerous vampire-infested outside world.

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The Outside
Laura Bickle
* "Top-notch. . . . A horror story with heart and soul."  —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
After a plague of vampires was unleashed in the world, Katie was kicked out of the safe
haven of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival.
She enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two friends and a
horse by her side. And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent
men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can they
be trusted? In this sequel to The Hallowed Ones, it's up to one Amish girl to save her
family, her community, and the boy she loves . . . but what will she be asked to sacrifice
in return?
Laura Bickle has worked in criminal justice and library science. She is author of four fantasy
novels for adults, and The Hallowed Ones was her first teen novel. She lives with her husband in
Columbus, Ohio. Visit her website at www.laurabickle.com.

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The rugged life in a mining town, told from a girl’s perspective.

Leaving Eldorado
Joann Mazzio
“A spirited adventure with deftly drawn characters, well-integrated period details, a
lively and sharply focused style, and a memorable heroine.”  —Kirkus Reviews
Maude must fend for herself after her mother dies and her father’s “gold fever” inspires
him to take off for the Yukon. Desperate to leave the frontier town and become an
artist, she takes a job in a boardinghouse. But young women on their own in the 1890s
are not only frowned upon but looked at with scorn and suspicion. To Maude, whose
strong will tends to get her in trouble, her new life seems downright
unbearable. Luckily, the few special friendships she forms help her achieve her dream.
Joann Mazzio also wrote the teen novel The One Who Came Back. She lives in Silver City, New
Mexico.

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

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Ichiro
Ryan Inzana
“Beautiful and thought-provoking.”  — Kirkus Reviews
Ichiro lives in New York City with his Japanese mother. His father, an American marine,
was killed in Iraq. Now Ichi’s mom has decided they should move back to Japan to live
with Ichi’s grandfather.
     Grandfather becomes Ichi’s tour guide, taking him to temples as well as the
Hiroshima war memorial, where Ichi starts to question the nature of war. After a
supernatural encounter with the gods and creatures of Japanese mythology, Ichi must
face his fears if he is to get back home. In doing so, he learns about the nature of man,
of gods, and of war, and also that there are no easy answers—for gods or men.
Ryan Inzana is an illustrator and comic artist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines,
ad campaigns, books, and various other media all over the world. He lives in Lambertville, New
Jersey, with his wife. Visit his website at www.ryaninzana.com.

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Literary
Young Adult

A literary coming-of-age story about a girl who falls in love
with a ghost who can't remember how he died.

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The Ghost in the Glass House
Carey Wallace
“Lovely descriptions highlight this story for readers who enjoy a bit of history and
mystery with their romance.” —Booklist
In a 1920s seaside town, Clare discovers a mysterious glass house in the backyard of
her new summer home. There she falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can’t
remember who he was before he died. Their romance is a haven for her from the
company of her society friends who can’t wait to grow up and embark on romances of
their own. But that haven begins to crack when she realizes that Jack has lied to her
about his name . . .
Carey Wallace was raised in small towns in Michigan. She is the author of The Blind Contessa's
New Machine and lives and works in Brooklyn. Visit her at www.careywallace.com.

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Teen fiction
Series: The Testing

When Cia is chosen for The Testing, her elation quickly turns
to icy fear in the first installment of this gripping trilogy.

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The Testing
Joelle Charbonneau
“Action-packed and full of twists, The Testing will keep you guessing until the very last
page—and desperate for the next book!” —Erica O'Rourke, author of the Torn trilogy
In this chilling dystopian tale, all sixteen-year-old Cia can think about—hope for—is
whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects
the best and brightest to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing postwar
civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish
half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings, she bravely heads off to
Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and
sheer terror—await.
Joelle Charbonneau is the author of The Testing, Independent Study, and Graduation Day, the
three books in the Testing trilogy. She began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she
finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son. Visit
her website at www.joellecharbonneau.com.

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Series: The Woodcutter Sisters

An intoxicating blend of fairy tale magic, lively wit, and
romance spices up this companion novel to Enchanted.

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Hero
Alethea Kontis
“Mightily entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews
Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters
without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard.
With her sword in hand, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself
kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill
the mountain witch who holds her captive, and save the world from sure destruction?
And, as she wonders grumpily, “Did romance have to be part of the adventure?” As in
Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this actionpacked story of adventure and, yes, romance.
Alethea Kontis is the author of three books about the Woodcutter Sisters: Enchanted, Hero, and
Dearest. A student of the science-fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, she now lives
and writes in Virginia. Visit her website at www.aletheakontis.com.

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Math whiz Digit is back in this fun, funny follow-up to A Girl
Named Digit.

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Double Digit
Annabel Monaghan
To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable
understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with
“her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is
under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when
she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious
hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this
suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
Annabel Monaghan is also the author of A Girl Named Digit and the coauthor of Click! A Girl’s
Guide to Getting What She Wants. She lives with her family in Rye, New York. Visit her website at
www.annabelmonaghan.com.

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Welcome to the world of Eric Greitens, humanitarian and
Navy SEAL.

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The Warrior's Heart
Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage
Eric Greitens
*“As thought provoking as it is entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens speaks
directly to teens, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that
ask readers to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in
Eric’s evolution from average kid to humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with
the most elite military outfit in the world. Along the way, they’ll be asked to consider the
power of choices, of making the decision each and every day to act with courage and
compassion so that they grow to be tomorrow’s heroes.
Eric Greitens was born and raised in Missouri. After earning a Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar and
serving as a humanitarian volunteer overseas, Eric joined the Navy SEALs. He is the founder of the
nonprofit The Mission Continues and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Heart and
the Fist. Visit his website at www.ericgreitens.com.

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Teen fiction

Kyle’s summer with his father is off to a great start, until he
becomes entangled in a plot against the federal government.

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Camouflage
Gloria Miklowitz
“Hearts will be racing as Kyle desperately seeks escape from external and internal
warfare.” —Publishers Weekly
Kyle’s summer is shaping up to be just like he’d hoped. He’s finally getting to spend
two months at his father’s cabin in Michigan, learning how to shoot guns, drive trucks,
and be a real man. But he can’t help but wonder what's really going on in his dad’s gun
club. He doesn’t start getting uneasy until he finds out the gun club is really a militia
preparing for war with the federal government. And he doesn’t start getting scared until
he finds out what the militia is planning to do.
Gloria Miklowitz is the author of more than sixty fiction and nonfiction books for young readers,
some of which have received both national and international awards. Gloria lives in La Cañada,
California, and travels frequently for school visits and conventions.

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E-book ISBN 9780544151543

High school point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to
a basketball career when an unthinkable choice puts his
future on the line.

Swagger
Carl Deuker

“Deftly handles themes of personal ethics, teamwork, burgeoning friendships, and
coping with an abusive adult.”  —Booklist
 
When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, softspoken guy and fellow basketball player. Suspense builds like a slow drumbeat as
readers start to smell a rat in Ryan Hartwell, a charismatic basketball coach and sexual
predator. When Levi reluctantly tells Jonas that Hartwell abused him, Jonas has to
decide whether he should risk his future career to report the coach. Pitch-perfect
basketball plays, well-developed characters, and fine storytelling make this
heartbreaking psychological sports novel a slam dunk.
Carl Deuker is the popular, critically acclaimed author of Payback Time, Gym Candy (a Texas
Lone Star title), and Runner (a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book). He lives with his wife and daughter
in Seattle, Washington. Visit his website at www.membersauthorsguild.net/carldeuker.

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Teen fiction

A dazzling first novel in an off-planet duet. Look for the
sequel, Unmade, on p. 88!

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Entangled
Amy Rose Capetta
“[An] accomplished debut.”  —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Alone was the note Cade knew best. It was the root of all her chords.
Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red
guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven
tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level
with a boy named Xan.
     Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on
a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection,
there’s no turning back.
Amy Rose Capetta has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College
of Fine Arts. She has a particle-level love of mind-bending science and all sorts of music. She
adores her small patch of universe, but also looks intently at the stars. Entangled is her first book.

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Dear Life, You Suck
Scott Blagden
“One of the most wrenching and engaging young-adult books to come along in ages.” 
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Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic
boys’ home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from
professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal
rapscallinity.” In fact, things look so bleak that Cricket can’t help but wonder if his best
option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown. But then Wynona Bidaban steps
into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe, just maybe, life doesn’t totally
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Scott Blagden grew up in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and now makes his home on the coast near
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Still Point
Katie Kacvinsky
In the final installment to the trilogy begun with Awaken, Maddie returns home
to make her final stand against Digital School, and uncovers deeply guarded secrets
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Maddie has returned to make amends with her parents, especially her father.
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Maddie's got a new plan to help bring down DS, but this plan leads her down a path
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The tragic but true love affair of two young American women.

Alice and Freda Forever
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Alexis Coe, illustrated by Sally Klann
On a cold winter's day in 1892, nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell slashed the throat of
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Bullshit
A Handbook for Skeptics
John Grant
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Jeff Campbell, illustrated by Ramsey Beyer
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destinations. As an editor for the past twenty years, he has specialized in animal intelligence. He

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Richard Faulk
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proportion to their actual impact. After all, our failures are forgotten almost
immediately, whereas our successes are celebrated for centuries afterward. The Next Big
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that have led us to where we are today.
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writes music reviews and profiles for the Silicon Valley Metro and Content magazine. He is a
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He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Liz Prince
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means to “be a girl.”

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Author/Illustrator/Title Index
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, 29
Alice and Freda Forever, 150
Anastasia Again!, 122
Anastasia Krupnik, 121
Animals, Animals, Animals Gift Set, 41
Appelt/McElmurry, 43
Applegate/Karas, 30
Applegate/Ormerod, 92
Arnold, Elana K., 72
Baby Polar, 95
Ball , 8
Bats at the Library, 91
Bats in the Band, 22
Bauer/C.B. Canga, 103-104
Beck/Lies, 124
Beetle Busters SITF, 73
Benson Haskins/Andrews, 42
Betts, AJ, 83
Bickle, Laura, 137
Blagden, Scott, 148
Bloor, Edward, 127
BooBoo (Reader), 98
Brothers, 6
Buffalo Storm, 92
Bullshit, 151
Burns/Harasimowicz, 73
Burton, Virginia L, 16, 33
Caged Graves, 132
Camouflage, 145
Campbell, Jeff, 152
Capetta, Amy Rose, 88,147
Case of the Stolen Sixpence, 65
Castillo, Lauren, 28
Celebrating North Carolina, 103
Celebrating Washington State, 104
Center of Everything, 123
Charbonneau, Joelle, 141
Christelow, Eileen, 8-15, 34
Christmas Mice!, 101
Chu/Chwast, 133

Cinco Monitos Brincando en la Cama/
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, 13
Cinco Monitos Hacen un Pastel de Cumpleanos /
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake, 15
Cinco Monitos Sin Nada que Hacer /
Five Little Monkeys With Nothing to Do, 11
Cinco Monitos Subidos a un Árbol /
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, 9
Clough/Briant, 102
Coe, Alexis, 150
Coffelt, Nancy, 17
Complete Adventures of Johnny Mutton, 64
Coville, Bruce, 119
Coyle, Katie, 86
Creature Features, 32
Crowder, Melanie, 130
Crowe, Chris, 84
Curious George Goes to a Bookstore, 52
Curious George Goes to a Movie with downloadable
audio, 55
Curious George Haunted Halloween (CGTV Reader), 53
Curious George Windy Delivery (CGTV 8x8), 54
Curious George: C is for Curious, 51
Curious George’s Crane
(mini movers shaped board books), 49
Curious George’s Train
(mini movers shaped board books), 50
Cushman, Karen, 129
Cushman/Roberts, 100, 101
Damico, Gina, 87
Dangerous Deceptions, 81
Davis, Jon, 23
Davis/Ford, 26
de Groat/Lowry, 121
Dead Is Just a Dream, 136
Dear Life, You Suck, 148
Dearest, 82
Death Coming Up the Hill, 84
Deuker, Carl, 146
Dodsworth in Tokyo, 105

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
155

Author/Illustrator/Title Index
Dog Days, 108
Double Digit, 143
Draw What You See, 42
Dunrea, Olivier, 19, 98-99
Egan, Tim, 105
Ehlert, Lois, 93
Ehrhardt/Roth, 97
English/Freeman, 63, 108
Entangled, 147
Eye of Zoltar, 76
Fall Leaves, 27
Faulk, Richard, 153
Fforde, Jasper, 76, 125
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake, 14
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
25th Anniversary Edition, 34
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, 8
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car, 12
Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, 10
Gabriel’s Clock, 78
Galdone, Paul, 94
Ghost in the Glass House, 140
Gill, Deirdre, 39
Gingerbread for Liberty!, 61
Girl Power 5-Minute Stories, 45
Giver, 3
Giver Movie Tie-In Edition, 1
Giver Quartet, 4
Giver Quartet boxed set, 80
Go to Sleep, Little Farm, 24
Good Night, Chirp, 21
Grant, John, 151
Great Big Dinosaur Treasury, 35
Greitens, Eric, 144
Guilty, 75
Hahn, Mary Downing , 66
Happy Spring, Chirp!, 20
Harper, Charise M, 109, 110
Harris, Teresa E, 79
Heapy/Heap, 25
Hellhole, 87

Hero , 42
Hicks, Deron R, 117
Holland/MacKay, 27
Hollywood, Dead Ahead, 115
How to Catch a Bogle, 120
Ichiro , 39
Inzana, Ryan, 139
Iriyama, Satoshi, 20, 21
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the
Shopping Mall Gorilla, 30
Jenkins/Page, 32, 41
Jinks, Catherine, 71,120
Jorge el curioso y los bomberos/Curious George and the
Firefighters (bilingual ed.) w/downloadable audio, 56
Junkyard Bots, 67
Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes, 109
Just Grace Boxed Set, 110
Kanefield, Teri, 75
Katy and the Big Snow Lap Board Book, 16
Kacvinsky, Katie, 149
Klise/Klise, 115
Kontis, Alethea, 82, 142
Lacey, Josh, 116
LaFevers, Robin, 85
Landau/Hoffmann, 46
Leaf Man big book, 93
Leaving Eldorado, 138
Lenny Cyrus, School Virus, 118
Leopardpox!, 46
Lester/Munsinger, 47-48
Letter for Leo, 38
Lies, Brian, 22, 91
Lipsyte, Robert, 77,128
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas, 7
Lourie, Peter, 131
Lowry, Lois, 1-5, 69, 80, 122
Lulu to the Rescue, 152
Mader, Roger, 40
Magic Shop Boxed Set, 119
Malcolm at Midnight, 124
Martha Speaks: Puppy Dog Tales Collection, 58

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
156

Author/Illustrator/Title Index
Martha Speaks: Sniffing for Clues Collection, 57
Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Volume, 70
Mazzio, Joann, 138
McDermott, Gerald, 96
McPhail, David, 6
Meddaugh, Susan, 57-59
Meddaugh/Bunting, 90
Meyer, L. A., 89
Meyer/Suzuki, 112
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary, 33
Miklowitz, Gloria, 145
Misadventures of Sweetie Pie, 36
Miss Patch’s Learn-to-Sew Book, 112
Monaghan, Annabel, 143
Monkey, 96
Montgomery, Sy, 113
Mortal Heart, 85
Mr. Ferris & His Wheel, 26
Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball, 106
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page, 62
Murphy/Balouch, 95
Mythmaker, 114
Nana in the City, 28
Neimark, Anne E., 114
Next Big Thing, 153
Next Wave SITF, 74
No Nap Book & CD, 90
Number the Stars 25th Anniversary, 69
Oli/Ollie bilingual board book, 19
Outside, 137
Outside, 39
Palace of Spies, 135
Parched, 130
Pashley, Hilton, 78
Peedie (Reader), 99
Perez, Marlene, 136
Perfect Place, 79
Petal and Poppy and the Spooky Halloween!, 102
Pfeffer, Susan Beth , 134
Plague of Bogles, 71
Polar Bear Scientists, 131
Pookins Gets Her Way, 47

Prince, Liz, 154
Proimos, James, 64
Pug in a Truck, 17
Question of Miracles, 72
Ray/Neal, 24
Ray/Tusa, 44
Rey and others, 35
Rey, H. A., 49-56
Richards, C.J., 67
Rockliff/Kirsch, 61
Rusch, Elizabeth, 74
Ruzzier, Sergio, 38
Rylant/Howard, 62, 106
Salerni, Dianne K, 132
Schertle/McElmurry, 7
Schmidt, Gary D, 126
Schneider/Schneider, 107
Schreiber/Smith, 118
Score One for the Sloths, 48
Shade of the Moon, 134
Shifty Business, 111
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes: A Delightful Book of
Imaginary Footwear for Coloring, Inspiring,
and Dreaming, 133
Sidman/Allen, 60
Skateboard Party, 63
Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night, 23
Smith/Moore, 29
Son, 5
Song of the Quarkbeast, 125
Still Point, 149
Sullivan, Mary, 18
Sultan’s Tigers, 116
Swagger, 146
Tales for Very Picky Eaters, 107
Tangerine Spanish Edition, 127
Temple Grandin, 113
Testing, 141
Thanksgiving Mice!, 100
This Jazz Man, 97
Three Bears big book, 94
Tiptop Cat, 40

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
157

Author/Illustrator/Title Index
Tomboy, 154
Tower of the Five Orders, 117
Travers/Shepard, 70
Trine/Dormer, 111
Twin Powers, 77
Twinning Project, 128
Unmade, 88
Urban, Linda, 123
Van Allsburg, Chris, 36
Very Little Red Riding Hood, 25
Violin for Elva, 44
Vivian Apple at the End of the World, 86
Wallace, Carey, 140
Warrior’s Heart, 144
Webb, Holly, 65
What Came from the Stars, 126
When Otis Courted Mama, 43
Where I Belong, 66
Wild Rover No More, 89
Will Sparrow’s Road, 129
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold, 60
Witches’ Supermarket 8x8, 59
Zac and Mia, 83
Zettel, Sarah, 81, 135

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
158

Books by Publication Month
May 2014
Son 5
July 2014
Giver Movie Tie-In Edition 1
Giver 3
Giver Quartet
4
August 2014
Bats in the Band
22
Brothers 6
Small Blue and the
Deep Dark Night
23
Curious George Haunted
Halloween (CGTV Reader) 53
Witches’ Supermarket 8x8 59
Petal and Poppy and the
Spooky Halloween!
102
Caged Graves
132

September 2014
Five Little Monkeys Sitting
8
in a Tree
Cinco Monitos Subidos a un
Árbol / Five Little Monkeys
9
Sitting in a Tree
Five Little Monkeys
10
with Nothing to Do
Cinco Monitos Sin Nada que
Hacer / Five Little Monkeys
11
With Nothing to Do
Five Little Monkeys
Wash the Car
12
Cinco Monitos Brincando en
la Cama/Five Little Monkeys
13
Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Bake a
14
Birthday Cake
Cinco Monitos Hacen un Pastel 
de Cumpleanos / Five Little
Monkeys Bake a Birthday
Cake 15
24
Go to Sleep, Little Farm
Very Little Red Riding Hood 25
Mr. Ferris & His Wheel
26
Fall Leaves
27
Nana in the City
28
Curious George: C is for
51
Curious
Case of the Stolen Sixpence 65
Where I Belong
66
Zac and Mia
83
91
Bats at the Library
Celebrating North Carolina 103

Celebrating Washington
104
State
Mythmaker 114
Song of the Quarkbeast 125
Tangerine Spanish Edition 127
Twinning Project
128
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes:
A 
Delightful Book of
Imaginary Footwear for
Coloring, Inspiring, and
Dreaming 133
Thanksgiving Mice!
100
136
Dead Is Just a Dream
Outside 137
90
No Nap Book & CD
What Came from the Stars 126
Shade of the Moon
134
Palace of Spies
135
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas 7
‘Twas the Night Before
29
Christmas
Christmas Mice!
101

October 2014
Ivan: The Remarkable
T rue Story of the Shopping
Mall Gorilla
30
Creature Features
32
Great Big Dinosaur Treasury 35
Curious George Goes
to a Bookstore
52
Complete Adventures of
64
Johnny Mutton
Junkyard Bots
67
Number the Stars
69
25th Anniversary
Beetle Busters SITF
73
74
Next Wave SITF
Eye of Zoltar
76
Twin Powers
77
Gabriel’s Clock
78
Giver Quartet boxed set
80
Death Coming Up the Hill 84
Buffalo Storm
92
Just Grace and the
Trouble with Cupcakes 109
Temple Grandin
113
Hollywood, Dead Ahead 115
Sultan’s Tigers
116
Leaf Man big book
93
Three Bears big book
94
105
Dodsworth in Tokyo
Dog Days
108
Tower of the Five Orders 117

138
Leaving Eldorado
Mike Mulligan and His Steam
Shovel 75th Anniversary 33
Five Little Monkeys Jumping
o 
n the Bed 25th Anniversary
Edition 34

November 2014
Katy and the Big Snow Lap
Board Book
16
Misadventures of
Sweetie Pie
36
Letter for Leo
38
Outside 39
Animals, Animals,
41
Animals Gift Set
Curious George Windy
54
Delivery (CGTV 8x8)
Curious George Goes to a
M 
ovie with downloadable
audio 55
Winter Bees & Other Poems
60
of the Cold
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn
62
the Page
Mary Poppins:
80th Anniversary Volume 70
Guilty 75
79
Perfect Place
Dangerous Deceptions
81
Mortal Heart
85
Baby Polar
95
Just Grace Boxed Set
110
Lenny Cyrus, School Virus 118
Magic Shop Boxed Set
119
Will Sparrow’s Road
129
Ichiro 139
Entangled 147
40
Tiptop Cat
Monkey 96
Mr. Putter & Tabby
106
Drop the Ball
Tales for Very Picky Eaters 107
Parched 130
Ghost in the Glass House 140

December 2014
Curious George’s Crane
( mini movers shaped board
books) 49
Curious George’s Train
( mini movers shaped board
books) 50
63
Skateboard Party

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
159

111
Shifty Business
120
How to Catch a Bogle

January 2015
Pug in a Truck
17
Draw What You See
42
When Otis Courted Mama 43
Girl Power 5-Minute Stories 45
Martha Speaks: Sniffing for
57
Clues Collection
Martha Speaks: Puppy Dog
58
Tales Collection
Plague of Bogles
71
Vivian Apple at the End
86
of the World
Hellhole 87
97
This Jazz Man
BooBoo (Reader)
98
Peedie (Reader)
99
Miss Patch’s Learn-to-Sew
Book
112
Anastasia Krupnik
121
Anastasia Again!
122
Polar Bear Scientists
131
Testing 141
Hero 142
44
Violin for Elva
Gingerbread for Liberty!
61
Unmade 88
143
Double Digit

February 2015
Ball 18
Oli/Ollie bilingual
19
board book
Leopardpox! 46
47
Pookins Gets Her Way
Score One for the Sloths 48
Question of Miracles
72
Dearest 82
Wild Rover No More
89
Center of Everything
123
Malcolm at Midnight
124
Warrior’s Heart
144
Camouflage 145
Swagger 146
148
Dear Life, You Suck
Jorge el curioso y los
b 
omberos/Curious George
and the Firefighters
(bilingual ed.)
w/downloadable audio 56
Happy Spring, Chirp!
20
Good Night, Chirp
21

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
02116.
Tel: 800-343-1316
International Inquiries
Information about international
representatives and agents may be
obtained by contacting Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt,
Attn: International Sales and Marketing, 222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
02116.
Tel: 617-351-3280
Fax: 617-351-1132
Freight Terms
Our standard terms are FOB
Destination. Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt assumes no responsibility
for safe delivery of shipments by
other than our standard shipping
methods.
Hardcover Discount Schedule for
Libraries and Institutions
1–4 books 0%
5 or more 35%

Cataloging-in-Publication
Program
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Children’s Book Group participates
in the Library of Congress
Cataloging-in-Publication Program
(CIP).
Manuscript Submissions
The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Children’s Book Group is no longer
responding to unsolicited manuscripts unless there is interest. Please
do not include a self-addressed
stamped envelope. Please send a
typed, double-spaced manuscript.
We do not accept manuscripts that
are handwritten, faxed, posted on
the Internet, on computer disk, or
submitted electronically. Because
of the volume of manuscripts we
receive each day, we cannot track
your submission and it may take up
to twelve weeks before we reach a
decision. We look forward to reading your manuscript!
For Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
address your submission to Submissions Coordinator.
For Clarion Books, address your
submission to Dinah Stevenson,
Publisher.
Artwork Submissions
Artists who wish to illustrate
children’s books should submit
printed samples or electronic images. Material to be returned should
be accompanied by a self-addressed
stamped envelope. Please do not
send original artwork.
For Houghton Mifflin Books for
Children, please address art submissions to Sheila Smallwood, Creative
Director.
For Harcourt Children’s Books and
Clarion Books, please address art
submissions to Christine Kettner, Art
Director.
Promotion
To get information about authors
and illustrators, including details
about author visits to schools,
libraries, and bookstores, or to
contact the Promotion Department
for promotional materials, call
617-351-5968.

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Our address:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Children’s Book Group
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.hmhbooks.com
Harcourt Children’s Books
and Clarion Books
215 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10003
International Information
International Division
Geraldine O’Callaghan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Bookstore Representatives
NORTHEAST
Katie McGarry
NY, NJ, New England
(207) 329-6452
(603) 386-6120 FAX
Katie.McGarry@hmhco.com
MID-ATLANTIC
Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc.
Northern and Central NJ, Western and
Central NY, PA, DE, MD, DC
115 W Potomac Street
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone 800.231.4469
Fax 800.307.5163
Email office@cheshud.com
Southeast
Andy Snyder
FL, MS, AL, GA,
NC, SC, TN
407-299-9896
Fax 407-299-0468
Andy.Snyder@hmhco.com
MIDWEST/MID-South
Ellen Higgins Sugg
IL, IN, MN, WI, St. Louis
651-762-7648
Fax 651-762-5606
Ellen.Sugg@hmhco.com
Kathy Bogs
Fujii Associates
AR, KS, MO, OK, WI, IL, MI, OH, IA,
IN, KY, LA, NE, SD

Phone (708)978-7826
Fax (708)949-8846
kathybogs@fujiiassociates.com
PACIFIC NORTHWEST and
California
John Dally
OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, UT, CA
206-463-3535
Fax 206-463-3428
John.Dally@hmhco.com

Beth Ineson
Director of Field Sales
617-351-5214
Fax 617-351-1113
Beth.Ineson@hmhco.com
Emily Holden
Telephone Sales
800-343-1316
Fax 800-377-3338
Emily.Holden@hmhco.com

SOUTHWEST
Charles Roberts
OK, TX, CO, NM, AZ
972-237-0675
Fax 972-237-1479
Charles.Roberts@hmhco.com
SALES DEPARTMENT
Laurie Brown
Senior Vice President of Sales
212-592-1156
Fax 212-420-5850
Laurie.Brown@hmhco.com
Maire Gorman
Vice President of Sales
617-351-5976
Fax 617-351-1113
Maire.Gorman@hmhco.com
Josh Harwood
Director of National Accounts
212-420-5822
Fax 212-420-5850
Josh.Harwood@hmhco.com

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