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Children’s & Parenting Titles
Fall 2014

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Contents
74 April the Red Goldfish

Activity 197, 203–213, 215–220, 223, 226, 227,
229, 235, 244–246, 248–250, 257
Audio 82, 83
91 Classic Tales of Babar

Backlist 271–282
Bilingual 226–234
Board Books 1–13, 17, 20, 25, 184, 185, 230–234
Classics 21, 26, 27, 78, 80, 81, 83, 90–107, 113,
117, 142, 188, 209, 226, 227, 255

150 Anoret the First Beast:
Bumper Edition

Education 20, 27, 122, 202, 226–234, 265–270
Fiction 76, 77, 90–182
Folklore 21, 78–82, 84–90, 92, 96, 113, 142, 188,
209, 226, 227
Graphic Novels 123

208 Make Your Own
Princess Palace

Index 283–288
Nonfiction 22, 23, 202, 214, 221–225, 235–258
Novelty 3–4, 12, 14–19, 21–24, 26, 185, 190, 192,
197, 201, 203–209, 226, 227, 229, 241, 257
Parenting 9, 259–264

238 The Manny Faces
of Josephine Baker

Picture Books 26–89, 186, 189, 198–201, 247,
252–254
Religious 110, 183–198, 207
Seasonal 47, 97, 128, 197–202
Young Adult 174–182

253 Invisible to the Eye:
Animals in Disguise

Cover art:
The Perfect Prince
Paul Harrison
Illustrations by Sue Mason

ReadZone Books
See page 60

ANIMARU
Sophie Hinton
There’s a mischievous animal hiding on each page, and it’s your job to find them.
Peep through the holes and join in with the silly animal noises as you giggle your way
through the farm, jungle, sea, and snow. With its bold and contemporary design,
this series will delight children as they spot the animals hiding on each page.
Sophie Hinton is a graphic designer.
Each: 12 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
October • $8.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Peekaboo! Farm
9781405267762

Peekaboo! Sea
9781405267786

Peekaboo! Jungle
9781405267779

Peekaboo! Snow
9781405267755

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YUSUKE YONEZU
Yusuke Yonezu

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
“Yusuke Yonezu uses clever cutouts to convey—without ever stating outright—the message that loves
completes us . . . ingenious pictures.” —Sarah Smith, nytimes.com, on We Love Each Other
Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including Moving Blocks,
Please Don’t Cry, Rainbow Chameleon, We Love Each Other, and Yum Yum!
Each: 24 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Board Books
September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book • Rights: World • minedition

5 Little Apples
5 little apples,
Mr Elephant ate one, which left only?
(Lift the flap)
4 little apples
The flaps reveal the creature that eats an apple in this board book that
helps little ones count backwards. An elephant, a rabbit, and a caterpillar
are some of the hungry critters who take apples away. But when there are
none left, a surprise awaits.
Novelty • 9789888240661

Bottoms Up!
Name that bottom!
We all recognize these creatures, but not from the back.
A charming and funny lift-the-flap book.
Each flap reveals a new view of the creature whose bottom is featured on
each page, with a friendly hello. Duck, monkey, pig, zebra. elephant—each
page creates an amusing guessing game for readers young and old.
Fiction • 9789888240654

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GUESS WHAT?
Yusuke Yonezu

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including Moving Blocks,
Please Don’t Cry, Rainbow Chameleon, We Love Each Other, and Yum Yum!
Each: 6.5 x 6.5 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K
Board Books/Novelty • September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book • Rights: World • minedition

Guess What?—Flowers
Familiar flowers become surprising creatures with the help of lively liftthe-flaps
Blossoms turn into animals with the lift of a flap in this fun board book.
Young readers are encouraged to use their imaginations to guess what animal will be revealed. A tulip becomes a yellow cat; a white daisy turns
into a sheep. What will become of a cherry blossom, a dandelion, and a
pansy? Children will enjoy brainstorming to guess each surprise.
28 pp • 9789888240630

Guess What?—Sweets and Treats
Familiar sweets become surprising creatures with the help of lively liftthe-flaps
Sweet treats turn into animals with the lift of a flap in this fun board book.
Young readers are encouraged to use their imaginations to guess what animal will be revealed. A sweet bun becomes a squirrel’s tail, while a chocolate bar transforms into a tortoise’s shell. What will the lollipop turn into?
Children will enjoy brainstorming to guess each surprise.
24 pp • 9789888240647

3

HAPPY STREET
Simon Abbot
Happy Street is a collectible, new novelty pre-school series that offers huge possibilities
for creative play. Children will love exploring all the different shops: they can cuddle the animals
in Mr. Paws’ pet shop, shop at Miss Apple’s supermarket, have an ice cream in Mrs. Sponge’s cafe,
or spend their pocket money in Mr. Ted’s toy shop. Each book focuses on a different shop,
and children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they’ve enjoyed the story.
Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including I Can Draw Pets and Search & Find ABC.
Each: 10 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Novelty/Board Books
November • $9.99 (NCR) Novelty • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Supermarket
Katie enjoys a shopping trip, and young readers will enjoy playing with
the book as a supermarket set after reading the story
Welcome to Miss Apple’s supermarket. It sells everything. Katie is helping her mom with the shopping. There is a long shopping list and lots of
things to find, and Katie is allowed to choose a special treat for herself.
9781405268653

Pet Shop
A pet store storybook that folds out into a play set
Mr. Paws has a very busy day ahead of him at the pet shop. The pets
need feeding and grooming, and there are lots of customers to serve.
There are so many different types of pets—scaly, furry, soft, and even
some with hard shells. What kind of pet would you like best?
9781405268646

4

Now We Have a Baby
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Jane Massey
There’s a new baby in the family—but what does that mean for an older child?
This amusing and affirming book enables a grown-up and child to share together the excitement, bewilderment, and possible problems associated with
having a new baby in the house. It brings a positive message of how love and
patience build a family. Simply worded and attractively illustrated, this book
is perfect for even the youngest child to sit and think with.
Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children’s writer.
Specializing in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books
have been translated into more than 30 languages with sales of four million
copies. Janet Massey is an illustrator.
24 pp • 5.25 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Board Books
9780745963457 • October • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

From the Day You Were Born
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Kristina Stephenson
The perfect gift to tell any child just how much they are loved
This picture book expresses all the hopes, dreams, and wishes that a grownup feels for a newborn child. Presented in an easy-to-share board book format,
it is written so as to be read aloud to a child from newborn to toddler, and can
be given as a constant reminder to the child that, from the very beginning, they
have been loved and cherished. Kristina Stephenson’s adorable illustrations are
a perfect match, and can be enjoyed by baby and grown-up alike.
Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers
books, which include Goodnight Prayers, Prayers for the Very Young, and Prayers
for a Better World. Kristina Stephenson trained as a set and costume designer
and worked for many years in theater and television.
24 pp • 5.25 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
9780745962375 • October • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Board Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

5

TEDDY BEAR SAYS
Suzy Senior
Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell

• Available in a counterpack boxed set (9780745965048)
Melanie Mitchell’s loveable and cuddly bears are irresistibly appealing. Part of a series of Teddy Bear
shaped books, there are four books in total to collect—each one an individual character.
Suzy Senior has worked in publishing and is a children’s book author. Melanie Mitchell is a popular
children’s book illustrator. She is the illustrator of The Biggest Thing in the World, My Little Bible
and Prayer board books, and the See and Say series.
Each: 12 pp • 5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Teddy Bear Says
I Love You
9780745964379

Teddy Bear Says
Good Night
9780745964362

6

Teddy Bear Says
Let’s Hug
9780745964393

Teddy Bear Says
Wake Up!
9780745964386

Also available:
Teddy Bear Says
Counterpack
9780745965048

BABY UNPLUGGED
Dr. John Hutton
Illustrations by Sarah Jones

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
“These books work on so many levels, with poetry to hear, pictures to talk about, and a powerful message.
They give children just the sort of delightful and mind-expanding experiences they need, while leading parents
to see the child’s world through a creative and joyful lens. Wonderful medicine for an overly electronic age!”
—Dr. Robert Needlman, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,
and cofounder, Reach Out and Read, on the Baby Unplugged series
Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee
children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the
award-winning Baby Unplugged series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help
keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives.
Sarah Jones is an artist, an author, and an educator. She regularly exhibits her work in a broad range
of venues and holds an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Play
Wash, eat, tie my shoe.
So much to share, so much to do.
Roll a ball across the floor.
Build a box house with a door . . .
From books and blocks to pets and boxes, a child’s
desire to play, explore, and connect is an innate and
educational impulse. From the award-winning Baby
Unplugged series by pediatrician and child development expert Dr. John Hutton, this book emphasizes
screen-free, “unplugged” play with multi-sensory
everyday objects—no screens, batteries, or WiFi required.
14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5
14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
9781936669233 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99)
Board Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

7

Sleepy Bee
John Hutton
Illustrations by Sandra Gross
The sun is up. The day is new.
Hello, Sleepy Bee! Good morning to you.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Sleepy Bee greets her day with a yawn, but there is so much to do. From sunrise to sunset, she visits fields of strawberries, broccoli, apples, and more, gathering nectar and pollen for her brood. This gentle, rhyming read-aloud board
book features beautiful, full-color, cut-paper illustrations that connect flower
to food, showing young readers how so much of what we eat is made possible by the amazing, hard-working bee.
John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author
of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series
and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep
children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Sandra Gross is an award-winning
artist and a coauthor and illustrator of the Toast to Baby series. They
both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K
Board Books/Education Resource
9781936669271 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Rights: World • blue manatee press

Sherm the Germ
Dr. John Hutton
Illustrations by Maria Montag
Baby play, baby play, all day, hooray!
Suddenly—aachoo! Sneeze, cough, boo-hoo!
Shiver, rashy, fever, squirm, oh no—Sherm the Germ!

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Baby’s perfect day of play is interrupted by an unwelcome, microbial visitor—
Sherm the Germ. Written by a pediatrician and brought to life through playful illustrations, this fun, rhyming book describes the stages of becoming sick
and then getting better. A perfect read-aloud for those wishing to get well soon
or any budding physician, this board book uses a loveable character to teach
readers on the basics of what it means to catch a cold or virus and how the
healing process works.
Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author
of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series
and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep
children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Maria Montag is an artist and a children’s book illustrator. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 14 Color Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K
Board Books/Education Resource
9781936669240 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Rights: World • blue manatee press

8

A Day with Monster
Kelli Gleiner
Young readers follow an adorable creature on his typical day
What does Monster do all day? Does he brush his teeth? What does he
eat for breakfast? Does he go to work or stay home and play? Find out
in this simple, fun story, told through real photographs of hand-felted objects. This book is perfect for little monsters and their grownups.
Kelli Gleiner is a fiber artist, an art educator, and the author of Cheer
Up, Monster! She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 14 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
9781936669264 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Rights: World • blue manatee press

Also available:
Cheer Up, Monster!
9781936669158
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

Calm Baby, Gently
Dr. John Hutton
Illustrations by Leah Busch
The world is new, so many faces,
Sounds, smells, feelings, places.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
This simple sharing book unites child and parent by conveying important
safe parenting and health practices in a gentle, rhythmic way. Written by
a pediatrician and child literacy expert, the soft, rhyming story aims to helps
parents during the fussy, colicky stages. A perfect gift for new families, this
book also reinforces the value of shared reading.
Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the awardwinning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the
author of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged
series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to
help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Leah Busch is an artist and cocreator
of the award-winning Toast to Baby series. She is the creative director, instructor, and gallery director at Brazee Street Studios. They both
live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Also available:
Sleep Baby,
Safe and Snug

14 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K
Board Books/Parenting & Family Care
9781936669288 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Rights: World • blue manatee press

9781936669165
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book

9

MAX EXPLORES
Reji Laberje
Illustrations by Liza Fenech

• Co-op available
Young readers can see the sights of various cities with Max, a loveable puppy, in this series of children’s books
that emphasize learning with simple shapes and vibrant colors. Readers will follow Max on his busy day
of sightseeing with stops at historic landmarks and lesser-known locations found in each city.
Reji Laberje is the author of Cooper Ridge, The Wonder Kid and The Tale Travelers. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Liza Fenech is an illustrator and a graphic and product designer. She is the illustrator of numerous books,
including The Pinecone Legend, Which Is Mine?, and Which Is My Dinner? She lives in Morristown, New Jersey.
Each: 20 pp • 7 x 5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
October • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Board Book • Rights: World • Triumph Books

Max Explores Chicago
A young dog leads children on a tour through the Windy City
Created in partnership with the Chicago Children’s Museum, this book
travels to the City of Big Shoulders and includes a beautiful spread of the
museum itself as well as the city’s most identifiable objects and sights.
Midwest • 9781629370033

Max Explores New York
A puppy takes children on a tour through the Big Apple
Max investigates New York City in this early read book that was created
in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. A beautiful spread
of the museum itself, along with the sights of the city, are featured.
Mid-Atlantic • 9781629370040

Max Explores San Francisco
Follow Max as he travels through the City by the Bay
Max explores all there is to the city of San Francisco in this book that was
created in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum. A beautiful spread of the museum, along with the objects and sights to know in
San Francisco, are included.
West • 9781629370057

Max Explores Display
9781629370347
Holds 10 Copies

10

Hello! London
Illustrations by Marion Billet
An adorably illustrated interactive and oversized board book of London
landmarks for toddlers
Push, pull, and slide the London scenes to explore the sights of the busy
city. Turn the London Eye, open and close Tower Bridge, even raise the flag
at Buckingham Palace. This big, bright board book has easy-to-use mechanisms that are designed for toddlers. The colorful illustrations are packed
with detail and things to spot, making it the perfect introduction to London, and a great way to share memories of a first visit.
Marion Billet is the illustrator of more than 80 children’s books, including
Littleland, Noodles Loves the Beach, and Noodle Loves to Cuddle. Her illustrations have also appeared in magazines, on stationery and toys, and
on children’s furniture and clothing.
10 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Grades • Novelty
9781447246824 • October • $15.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US
Campbell Books

DINO-SCHOOL

Alphabet
Amy Junor
Illustrations by Hannah Wood
Welcome to Dino-School!
Children who love dinosaurs will love learning the alphabet with these
adorable characters. A simple alphabet book, with each letter getting the
dinosaur treatment: A-osaur, B-osaur, and so on through Z-osaur.
Amy Junor is the author of many children’s books, including Kung Fu
Panda Ultimate Sticker Book and Power Rangers Jungle Fury. Hannah
Wood is the author of This Little Piggy and Hey, Diddle, Diddle.
22 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
9781742976570 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Chirpy Bird

Also available:
Opposites
9781921894299
$8.99 (Can $10.99)
Board Book

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Fun Bums
Danielle McDonald
Create hilarious hybrid animals in the fun bum mix-up book, now in
a board format
“Parents will tire of the gag long before giggling preschoolers do.”
—Publishers Weekly
Have you ever seen a chicken’s bum hop? Or an elephant’s bum lay an
egg? This split-page novelty book conjures up multiple oddities and mixups that children of all ages will be entertained and amused by. Frog’s
bum dances to a tune, crocodile’s bum makes bubbles in the bath, mouse’s
bum jumps, and much, much more.
Danielle McDonald has illustrated for a number of bestselling series, including Go Girl and Zac Power.
14 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Board Books
9781742975948 (Replaces 9781921541612) • September
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan
Chirpy Bird

Sleepy Farm
Luana Rinaldo
A cuddly fabric bedtime book that will have young ones drowsing off dreaming of the animals
A gentle rhyming text and adorable illustrations of sleepy animals are sure
to make this sweet book a bedtime favorite. Little ones will love saying goodnight to all the farmyard animals until they too are ready to join the animals
in the land of nod. The book is packaged in a clear plastic sleeve and has a
hang tab for easy merchandising.
Luana Rinaldo designs fabrics for children’s clothing as well as illustrating
books. She is the illustrator of the highly successful Clackers board books,
including Bee, Bunny, Duck, and Fish.
10 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
9781447267652 (Replaces 9780230744592) • November
$11.99 (NCR) Fabric • Rights: US • Campbell Books

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Hush, Hush!
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Bridget Strevens-Marzo
In this endearing companion to Kiss, Kiss!, Baby Hippo finds that taking a
walk is sleepy work
“A story filled with movement and physical affection. The lap-sit audience will love the squishy, lumpy sounds and the repetition of the text as
they point to the animals in the clear, bright pictures.” —Booklist on
Kiss, Kiss!
When Baby Hippo can’t sleep he goes for a walk through the reeds and along
the bog and over the rocks and through the willowy, wavy grass. On the way
he discovers that all the animal moms and dads are hushing their babies to sleep.
The gentle and rhythmic sounds will entertain, entrance, and, most importantly,
promote sleep in toddlers everywhere.
Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40 novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Little Humpty, and Woolvs
in the Sitee. Bridget Strevens-Marzo is the illustrator of The Big Book for Little Hands; How Do You Make a Baby Smile?; Kiss, Kiss!; Knock, Knock!; and
This Dog Bruce.
24 pp • 6 x 6 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Board Books
9781921541926 (Replaces 9781921272868)
October • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book
Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan
Little Hare Books

Little Poppets: Mouse’s Sock Tree
Paula Metcalf
Illustrations by Susan Mitchell
Welcome to the magical world of Little Poppets in this adorable lift-theflap board book filled with gentle humor and intricate detail
When Mouse wakes up one morning to find his tree is growing socks he
can’t wait to share his discovery with his friends, Pippin and Rose, who
are not quite so convinced. So where are the socks really coming from?
Lift the flaps and find out.
Paula Metcalf is the author and illustrator of Poddy and Flora and Our
Stripy Baby. Susan Mitchell is a children’s book illustrator.
12 pp • 6 x 6 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
9780230764750 • September • $7.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US
Campbell Books

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TOUCH AND FEEL BUGGY BUDDIES
With a colorful plastic strap, each Buggy Buddy title is easy to attach to a stroller, car seat, or high chair for safe use
by babies. Textured elements related to each book’s theme make this series an excellent first touch-and-feel book
for little ones on the go. Bright colors and fun illustrations will delight young tots as they meet new animals.
Jo Lodge is a former fashion designer and consultant for such companies as Marks and Spencer and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Her other titles include the Mr Croc series, What’s on the Beach?, and What’s in the Garden?
Each: 10 pp • 3.5 x 3.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
November • $7.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Farm
Meet all the animals on the farm and have fun
stroking wooly lamb and fluffy duckling.
9781447268000

Pets
It’s time to meet the animals and have fun stroking
cat’s fur and bunny’s tail.
9781447268017

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WIPE-CLEAN BUGGY BUDDIES
Illustrations by Jo Moon
Perfect for messy babies on the go, these books feature bright, appealing artwork and simple introductions
to concepts. The wipe-clean material is perfect for inquisitive little hands and mouths, particularly at messy
meal times, and they come with classic buggy buddy straps to attach to baby’s stroller or high chair.
Jo Moon is the author and illustrator of Making Letters, Making Numbers, and Making Shapes.
Each: 10 pp • 4 x 4 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
October • $7.99 (NCR) Novelty • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Noises
9781447267805
(Replaces 9780230758216)

Shapes
9781447267812
(Replaces 9780230758230)

RATTLE BUGGY BUDDIES
Illustrations by Ana Martin Larranaga
These delightful noisy little books can clip to a car seat, stroller, or high chair so they are sure to stay
within reach and keep little ones entertained for hours. The silly rattle on the cover is full of bright,
colorful beads to capture and keep a baby’s attention.
Ana Martin Larranaga is the illustrator of If You See a Tiger.
Each: 10 pp • 3.5 x 3.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
November • $7.99 (NCR) Novelty • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Noisy Home
Woof-woof puppy.
Ring-ring telephone.
9781447267980
(Replaces 9780230706217)

Noisy Town
Beep-beep car.
Tweet-tweet bird.
9781447267997
(Replaces 9780230706200)

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SQUIRTY BATH BOOKS
Illustrations by Laila Hills
A fantastic new bath book series where each book also works as a hand puppet,
with a water-squirter in each animal’s mouth, adding an element of fun to bathtime learning!
Laila Hills is a designer specializing in pre-school gift and activity-led stationery.
Each: 8 pp • 5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
November • $8.99 (NCR) Bath Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Duck
A squirty book for fun at bath time
It’s bath time for a naughty duck who loves to leave his friends soaking wet.
Best of all this book works as a hand puppet, with a water-squirter in its mouth,
so children can really get involved with the story.
9781447268161

Elephant
Bath time will never be the same again
It’s bath time for the elephants and all their jungle friends in this fantastic
new bath book. Best of all, the book works as a hand puppet, with a watersquirter in its mouth, so children can really get involved with the story.
9781447268185

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AXEL SCHEFFLER NOISY BATH BOOKS
Illustrations by Axel Scheffler
Great for distracting little ones at bathtime, these wonderfully illustrated books provide rhyme and repetition
in fun, witty text that children will love to hear again and again. They each have a “Press me! I squeak!”
button on the cover, and they are made of PVC material that is safe, soft, and wipes clean.
Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been translated
into more than 29 languages. He is the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man, and Where’s My Mom?
Each: 10 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
November • $13.99 (NCR) Bath Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Freddy the Frog
9781447268048
(Replaces 9780230742697)

Katie the Kitten
9781447268055
(Replaces 9780230742703)

AXEL SCHEFFLER BOARD BOOKS
Each: 20 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books
January • $8.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Katie the Kitten
and Lizzy the Lamb
Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb are two playful creatures that love to dance and skip through
the day. These rhyming stories are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler,
with lots of details that children will love to spot.
9781447268284

Pip the Dog
and Freddy the Frog
Pip and Freddy are two lively creatures who love
to make noise and have fun. These rhyming stories are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, with lots of details that
children will love to spot.
9781447268246

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AXEL SCHEFFLER’S NOISY . . .
Illustrations by Axel Scheffler
Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been
translated into more than 29 languages. He is the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man, and Where’s My Mom?
Each: 10 pp • 11.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Novelty
November • $19.99 (NCR) Novelty • Rights: US • Campbell Books

Axel Scheffler’s Noisy Jungle
A Counting Sound Book
A big, noisy counting book, with jungle animal sounds to press and hear
Happy hippos, gentle giraffes, lazy lions, and frisky frogs—these are just
some of the animals marching to the jungle beat in this wonderfully fun
way to practice counting. With 10 animals to count, six amazing jungle
sounds, and lively illustrations by the award-winning illustrator of The
Gruffalo, this is a book that children will enjoy again and again. Learning to count has never been so much fun.
9781447246343

Axel Scheffler’s Noisy Farm
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
A big, noisy book with six farm animal sounds to press and hear
The animals are having a very noisy time on the farm in this fantastic sound
book from the renowned illustrator Axel Scheffler. With six sound buttons
to press, lots of small things to spot on every page, and fun activities to
do, children will return to this gorgeous, noisy book time and time again.
Smriti Prasadam-Halls is the author of Hello, Animals! and Hello, Bugs!
9780230766808

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JO MOON
Jo Moon
Stick these bright, bold books to the side of your bath. With a detailed underwater scene on one side and
a collection of fun creatures on the other, these fully reversible bath friezes are the ideal way to keep
your baby happy at bathtime. Each book comes with two robust suckers, is packaged in a high-quality
PVC gift bag, and has soft, durable, wipe-clean pages. They are a perfect addition to baby’s bathtime routine.
Jo Moon is the author and illustrator of the Making Letters, Making Numbers, and Making Shapes.
Each: 8 pp • 6 x 6 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Novelty
November • $10.99 (NCR) Bath Book • Rights: US • Campbell Books

In the Pond
9780230766600

Under the Sea
9780230766594

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LITTLE HANDS FOR BABIES
Little Hands Books for Babies is a series of board books specially designed to promote and nurture reading
from early childhood. With a focus on vocabulary building and reading for enjoyment, the stories are
accompanied by rich, brightly colored illustrations that will capture a child’s attention and imagination.

Also available:

Little Hands
Books for Babies 1
9781431406111
$12.95 (Can $13.95) Board Book

Little Hands Books for Babies 2
Illustrations by Marna Hattingh
Carole Bloch and Zukiswa Wanner
A four-in-one set of colorful board books designed to boost children’s vocabulary skills and encourage them to read
The four books included in this set are Go!, which features transportation methods, counting, and sounds; I Love Bananas, which highlights foods and variety; Let’s Get Ready!, which focuses on getting dressed, preparing for the day,
and counting; and Play with Me!, which introduces children to colors and the concepts of choice and play.
Marna Hattingh is an artist and book illustrator whose drawings and paintings have been exhibited throughout South
Africa. Carole Bloch has been the director of the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, based
out of the University of Cape Town, for more than two decades. She is the author of several books for children and is
a cofounder and trustee of the Little Hands Trust, which promotes and supports the development of children’s literature in Africa. Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and novelist. Her novels include Men of the South, which
was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She has contributed to publications such as Elle, Forbes Africa,
the Guardian, the Mail & Guardian, the New Statesman, and the Sunday Times, among others. She is also a founding
member of ReadSA, a campaign that encourages South Africans to read South African works.
12 pp • 4 x 4 • 12 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books/Education
9781431406128 • Available • $11.95 (Can $13.95) Board Book
Rights: US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand • Jacana Media

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Aladdin
A Cut-Paper Book
Agnese Baruzzi
Stunning cut-paper pictures perfectly complement
the well-known Arab folk tale
A perfect gift for any age, Agnese Baruzzi brings the
beloved folk tale to life in a beautiful cut paper book
captures the lyricism and drama of the Aladdin
story. Intricate, lace-like, die-cut pages make this a
beautiful gift that any child will cherish.
Agnese Baruzzi has been illustrating children’s books
since 2001. Her titles include Count!, Tales of Mystery and Magic, The True Story of Goldilocks, and
The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood.
14 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
9781857078732 • September
$19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth
Rights: US & Canada • Tango Books

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FIRST DISCOVERY
Beautiful, illustrated first information books for the young curious reader.
Kids will delight in peeling back the transparent overlays one after another to uncover
the body’s organs, a chicken inside an egg, and dinosaurs of all sizes.
Each: 32 pp • 6.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction
September • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • First Discovery Paperbacks

The Body
Sylvaine Peyrols
Understand how you were made, how your skin protects you, and how your teeth
grow for some years but your hair and your nails go on growing all your life.
Sylvaine Peyrols is the author of Earth and Sky, Farm Animals, How the Body
Works, The Ladybird, and The Owl.
70 Color Illustrations • 9781851033447

The Egg
René Mettler
See the egg inside the chicken and the chick inside the egg. Watch as the chick develops, grows, and hatches.
René Mettler is the author of Animal Camouflage, Birds, Flowers, The Jungle, and
Penguins.
60 Color Illustrations • 9781851033478

Dinosaurs
James Prunier
Illustrations by Henri Galeron
Discover which dinosaur was bigger than a bus and where dinosaurs laid their eggs.
James Prunier is the author of The Elephant. Henri Galeron is the author and illustrator of Cats.
38 Color Illustrations
9781851033461

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FIRST DISCOVERY
Each: 32 pp • 6.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction
September • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • First Discovery Paperbacks

Weather
Illustrations by Sophie Kniffke
Follow the changing weather through the seasons of the year.
Sophie Kniffke is the author of On Wheels.
49 Color Illustrations • 9781851033492

MY FIRST DISCOVERIES
A press-out “torch” is slipped between the transparent plastic and black pages, revealing
a related image underneath, and giving the sense of exploring in the dark. Educational
and playful, these books encourage observation, concentration, and reading.

Egyptian Tombs
Torchlight
Claudine de Lafosse
Illustrations by Sabine Krawczyk
Light up the past as you enter an Egyptian tomb. Who is inside the sarcophagus? What
do the strange hieroglyphics mean? How did the Egyptians preserve dead bodies?
Claudine de Lafosse is the author of Let’s Look at Archimboldo’s Portraits. Sabine Krawczyk is a children’s book creator.
38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • 37 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • Nonfiction/Novelty
9781851034291 • November • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Board Book
Rights: US & Canada • My First Discoveries

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ELMER SERIES
David McKee
“Elmer’s winsome personality shines through as he romps with a variety of wild animals from all over the world . . .
most of the illustrations, done in bold, textured paints, are appealing and will encourage responses from toddlers.
Solid choices for the board-book set.” —School Library Journal on the Elmer series
Vivid exciting colors and charming rhyming stories are the hallmark of this attractive series of
Elmer books, featuring the popular patchwork elephant, well known and much loved.
David McKee is one of the best-known illustrators of picture books, having created
such modern classics as the Elmer series. His first book was published in 1964, and his
books are now published in more than 35 languages throughout the world.

The Elmer Pop-Up Book
Young Elmer fans will love this exuberant, ingenious pop-up book
Flaps and tabs reveal Elmer playing with his friends
in a brightly colored animal kingdom where leopards change their spots, crocodiles play hide and
seek, and Elmer splashes himself with a trunk full
of water.
5 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Novelty
9780862646738 (Replaces 9780760757949)
September • $19.99 (NCR)
Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US • Andersen Press

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ELMER SERIES
Each: 16 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
September • $6.99 (NCR) Board Book • Rights: US • Andersen Press

Elmer’s Weather
Meet Elmer—every child’s favorite patchwork elephant. Whatever the weather,
come rain or shine, Elmer still finds a way to have fun.
9780862644949 (Replaces 9780688137601)

Elmer’s Day
Elmer, the patchwork elephant, takes toddlers through a simple introduction to daily routines. Join him from morning until evening and see what
fun he has.
9780862644963 (Replaces 9780688137595)

Also available:

Elmer’s New Friend
9781842700341
$10.99 (NCR)
Hardcover Picture Book

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Say Boo to the Animals!
Ian Whybrow and Tim Warnes
A perfect join-in story with furry animals to pet on every page
We’re off to meet some animals, and when we do
If you see a scary one, just say BOO!
Join a little bunny as he plays a game of hide-and-seek with some of the scarier
animals in the forest. The warty toad, the growly bear, and the tiger look frightening at first, but he soon discovers there’s no reason to be afraid. Bright,
colorful artwork and a satisfying rhyming text make this book perfect for
sharing aloud. Stroke the soft-to-touch velvety animals and join in by calling out all the noises in the story: Croak! Grrr! Stamp! BOO!
Ian Whybrow is a popular children’s writer with more than 100 books to his
name, including the bestselling Harry and the Dinosaurs series. Tim Warnes
is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books, including I Love You
as Big as the World! and Rise and Shine!
32 pp • 11 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9780330544047 • September • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Old MacDonald had a Zoo
Curtis Jobling and Tom McLaughlin
Read all about it, elderly farmer wins lottery. A laugh-out-loud lift-the-flap story.
Old MacDonald, of MacDonald’s Farm, is the lottery winner, with one million
gold coins burning a hole in his pocket. He just needs to find the right things to
spend it on. Find out what happens when Old MacDonald wins the lottery, sells
his farm, and buys a zoo—and what a zany zoo it is.
Curtis Jobling is the designer of the award-winning TV show Bob the Builder, and
the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the Wereworld
series. Tom McLaughlin has written and illustrated several picture books, including
The Diabolical Mr Tiddles and Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Novelty
9781405267120 • October • $10.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Number Circus
1–10 and Back Again!
Kveta Pacovská
A counting book with a difference—it’s an invitation to play

• Co-op available
What fun it can be to get to know numbers: lift the flaps, open
die-cut doors, and peek in a mirror. There is a surprise everywhere in this unique counting adventure with bold, saturated colors from acclaimed illustrator Kveta Pacovská.
Kveta Pacovská is the illustrator of several books, including Peter
and the Wolf. She was award the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1992.
24 pp • 8.625 x 11.5
24 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K
Picture Books/Education Resource
9789888240852 • September
$29.99 (Can $35.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • minedition

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

Ant and Bee and Kind Dog
There’s a strange smell in the air and Kind Dog is determined to sniff
out where it’s coming from. But when he sets off with Ant and Bee,
he can’t find the source of the smell anywhere.
112 pp • 9781405270755

Also available:
Each: $7.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book

Ant and Bee
9781405266710

Happy Birthday
with Ant and Bee
9781405266758

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Ant and Bee
and the Rainbow

Around the World
with Ant and Bee

9781405266741

9781405266765

More Ant and Bee

More and More
Ant and Bee

9781405266727

9781405266734

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

Ant and Bee and the ABC
This is the story of how Ant and Bee first met. Join them on their adventure through the alphabet as they search for their lost hats.
96 pp • 9781405270748

Ant and Bee and the Doctor
Oh no. Bee has caught a cold and Ant has a bad case of “red lumps.”
But never fear, the Doctor is on hand to supply good advice and nice
medicine.
88 pp • 9781405270731

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THE LITTLE SOMETHINGS
Jill Lewis and Ali Pye
Jill Lewis is the author of Don’t Read This Book! Ali Pye is an illustrator.
She was long-listed for the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal for Where is Fred?
Each: 32 pp • 11 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
November • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Something Delicious
Somewhere, not so far away, there’s a cave filled with wonderful
creatures called the Little Somethings, which is unfortunate, because the Greedy Guzzler is looking for a little something to satisfy his appetite
The poor Little Somethings are terrified of being eaten. But the Greedy
Guzzler is very particular. He doesn’t want any old little something.
He doesn’t want anything skinny, nor anything with wings or nasty
stings. Which just leaves the Miniwiggler and Skiddadler. The Miniwiggler will have to use all his cunning in order to escape the Greedy
Guzzler’s clutches. Children will have fun pointing out the different characters with the Spotters Guide, and following the recipe for
Nosh Biscuits.
9781405262385

Something Different
Join the Little Somethings on their second adventure in this sweet,
entertaining story about helping and accepting others
On Star Gazing Night, the Little Somethings are looking out for all
kinds of different stars. They see a diamond star, a sapphire star, and
then—Something Different flies to the ground. He certainly looks different. After all, he has black ears, curly antennae, and lots of legs.
Will Bob convince the rest of the Little Somethings that maybe Something Different isn’t so different after all?
9781405268080

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Marshmallows for Martians
Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain
Illustrations by Lee Wildish
The team behind Spaghetti with the Yeti is back
with George’s next adventure—to space
Join George, a young and courageous explorer as he
blasts into space, determined to find out what kind
of sweets Martians like best. With his homemade
rocket and map of the stars, George is sure the Martians will be easy to find, but when he touches down
on the red planet, they are nowhere to be seen. George
is alone—or is he? Could that really be a parade of
alien musicians? This story is the perfect rhyming picture book read for boys and girls alike, especially if
they like space, aliens, and adventure!
Adam Guillain is the author of the Bella Balistica series. Charlotte Guillain is the author of such children’s
books as Reusing and Recycling, Saving Energy, and
Saving Water. Lee Wildish is a children’s illustrator
whose titles include The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He was
the winner of the 2013 Red House Children’s Book
Award. The all previously collaborated on Spaghetti
with the Yeti.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9781405266819 • November
$9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Egmont UK

Also available:

Spaghetti with the Yeti
9781405263511
$9.99 (NCR)
Paperback Picture Book

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Millie Shares
Claire Alexander
Soft, emotive illustrations are perfectly suited to
this story about friendship and learning to share
“There are lots of books about bullies, but this
one is especially thoughtful (and a pleasure to
look at). . . . Alexander’s child-friendly watercolors beautifully convey a range of emotions.”
—Booklist starred review of Lucy and the Bully
Millie loves her monkey. He is her very special toy.
But when best friend Lily wants to play with Monkey too, Millie is not happy. She takes away all the
toys and plays with them by herself in the playhouse.
But soon she hears laughter coming from outside.
Everyone is having fun without Millie, and nobody
wants to play with her now. Will Millie ever learn to
share? This picture book is perfect for any child who
finds sharing impossible.
Claire Alexander is the author and illustrator of Back
to Front and Upside Down and Lucy and the Bully.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781405264099 • November
$9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Maddi’s Fridge
Lois Brandt
Illustrations by Vin Vogel
With humor and warmth, this children’s picture book
raises awareness about poverty and hunger
“I really admire Lois Brandt for writing about
those in need without making this an ‘issue’
book. It’s first and foremost a story—and a good
one.” —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor–winning
author, Hattie Big Sky

• Co-op available
Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same
park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi’s house is empty. Sofia
learns that Maddi’s family doesn’t have enough money
to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she’ll keep this
discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her
friend, she’s faced with a difficult decision: to keep her
promise or tell her parents about Maddi’s empty fridge.
Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses
issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust,
and helping others. A call to action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on antihunger groups, is also included.
Lois Brandt is a writing teacher who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa. She lives in Issaquah, Washington. Vin Vogel is a Brazilian illustrator and designer who has illustrated more than 45 children’s and young adult books in
his native Portuguese and French. He lives in New York City.
32 pp • 10.25 x 10.25 32 • Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Family & Relationships
9781936261291 • September • $17.95 (Can $17.95) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Flashlight Press

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The Tip-Tap Dancing Cat
Joanna Boyle
A captivating story about a very special and surprisingly talented dancing cat, with wonderful illustrations that remarkably capture various
dancing styles
Have you ever wondered what your cat gets up to
when you’re not around? Oscar is a cat with a secret: he loves to dance. And just as it happens, he’s
pretty good at it too. He can foxtrot and two-step,
tap dance, and salsa—and has even been known to
freestyle. Join Oscar as he taps, twirls, and swings
his way through all kinds of dances on his way to
awards, glitter, and fame.
Joanna Boyle is an artist and a debut children’s book
creator.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Picture Books
9781843652755 • October
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

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The Very Best Sheepdog
Pinny Grylls
Illustrations by Rosie Wellesley
A story about friendship and perseverance that is
perfect for parents and children to share
With high-flying, prize-winning parents, Ben the
sheepdog has got a lot to live up to. However, he is
the most hopeless sheepdog on the farm. He tries so
hard to get it right, but keeps getting everything wrong.
One day he makes friends with a lamb and they have
a wonderful time together playing “sniff and seek.”
However, this unsuitable friendship makes him the
laughing stock of the farm. One evening, a storm
comes and scares all the sheep away onto the hill. They
are lost and visibility is poor, so the farmer sends Ben
off to find them because of his good nose. Something
amazing happens when the sheep see Ben—they follow him back to the farm and earn Ben a well-deserved
place in the farmer’s heart.
Pinny Grylls is a documentary filmmaker whose film
Peter and Ben, which told the story of an unusual
friendship between a man and a sheep, won several
international awards including FourDocs Best Documentary and the Shooting People Werner Herzog
Competition. Rosie Wellesley is the author and illustrator of The Very Helpful Hedgehog.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781843652199 • November
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

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QUENTIN BLAKE
John Yeoman
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water Picnic,
The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our Village, and The Wild
Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award,
the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
Each: Four-color Interior • Picture Books • October

Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories
A pompous hippo, magical monkeys, a fearless tortoise, and a world of other amazing animals are waiting in this timeless collection of folktales
“There’s a natural storyteller’s cadence to Yeoman’s writing . . . that makes these
stories ideal for read aloud. . . . Blake’s instantly recognizable watercolor-and-ink
illustrations . . . are as charming and emotive as ever.” —Publishers Weekly
Full of stories that will entertain and get children thinking, this is a beautiful collection of 14 wonderfully told animal folk tales written by an expert storyteller and illustrated by one of the greatest children’s artists working today. Stories include “The
Monkey Palace,” “The Turkey Girl,” “How the Turtle Got His Shell,” “The Cat and
the Mice,” and “The Impudent Little Bird.”
120 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4
9781843652953 (Replaces 9781843651956)
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus
Take a ringside seat for this glorious romp of a book from master illustrator Quentin Blake
Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus. There are Milly and
Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his
head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their
conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots. Quentin Blake originally created the images of the eccentric and multitalented Foskett family to decorate a hospital ward. They are combined here
with a specially commissioned text by John Yeoman to create a glorious book,
which will be enjoyed and treasured by book lovers of all ages.
32 pp • 12 x 10 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K •
9781849395649 • $19.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US • Andersen Press

Also available:
Each: (NCR) Paperback Picture Book

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The Bear’s Water Picnic

The Heron and the Crane

Rumbelow’s Dance

9781849390040 • $10.99

9781849392006 • $9.99

9781849394604 • $9.99

The Bear’s Winter House

Mouse Trouble

Sixes and Sevens

9781842709160 • $9.99

9781849392013 • $9.99

9781849393089 • $9.99

Beatrice and Vanessa

Up with Birds!

9781849392693 • $9.99

9781849396516 • $11.99

Melric and the Petnapping
David McKee
From the creator of Elmer, another magical tale about Melric the magician
The king’s beloved pet troon has vanished along with all the other unusual pets
in the palace. The king commands Melric to find the pets, and fast. Melric joins
forces with his cousin Guz, and they soon discover that Sondrak the sorcerer is
behind the petnappings. Can Melric and Guz use their magic to outwit the cunning Sondrak?
David McKee is one of the best-known illustrators of picture books, having created such modern classics such as the Elmer series. His first book was published
in 1964, and his books are now published in more than 35 languages throughout
the world.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781783440085 • December • $16.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US • Andersen Press

Also available:

Melric the Magician
Who Lost His Magic
9781849395250
$11.99 (NCR)
Paperback Picture Book

Melric and
the Sorcerer
9781783440368
$9.99 (NCR)
Paperback Picture Book

Chicken Clicking
Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross
From a beloved author/illustrator duo, this Little Red Riding Hood tale
for the internet age is perfect for teaching children how to stay safe online
“Wickedly funny. . . . Ross’ bright watercolors are zany and sophisticated, making the most of Willis’ wry observations.”
—School Library Journal on Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets
One night Chick hops into the farmer’s house and has a little browse on
his computer. Soon she’s bought a funny teapot, a frilly blouse, scooters for
the sheep, and a car for the cows. She just can’t stop clicking. She meets a
friend online and off she goes to meet him (without telling her parents).
But the friend she thought she’d met turns out to be a fox.
Jeanne Willis is the author of Never Too Little to Love. She and Tony Ross
are the author–illustrator team of numerous books, including Daft Bat, I
Hate School, I Want to Be a Cowgirl, Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets, Prince
Charmless, Susan Laughs, and the Smarties Book Prize–winner Tadpole’s
Promise.
32 pp • 9 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781783440528 • November • $16.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US • Andersen Press

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Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt
Hiawyn Oram
Illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura
A wildly eccentric adventure with fun rhymes, and outof-this-world illustrations
“Kitamura is one of the world’s most original and
stylish children’s illustrators.” —Sunday Times
“Children will relate to this delightful tale. . . .
A fine picture book that shows the value of imagination in children.” —School Library Journal on
In the Attic
Beetle and Bug decide to hunt for something that’s never
been seen—the Green-Spotted Grissel. They board their
magic rug and fly off fearlessly in search of it. But will
their journey take them to where the incredible Green-Spotted Grissel lurks?
Hiawyn Oram has had more than 90 children’s books published, including The Giant Surprise: A Narnia Story, The
Second Princess, The Wrong Overcoat, and the Mona the
Vampire series. She has received many prizes and awards
for her work, including being shortlisted for the Smarties
Prize for The Second Princess. Satoshi Kitamura is a
Mother Goose Award and Smarties Prize–winning authorillustrator, whose books include Millie’s Marvelous Hat
and What’s Wrong with My Hair? They previously collaborated on In the Attic and A Boy Wants a Dinosaur.
40 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781849396257 • October
$19.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US • Andersen Press

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The Spring Rabbit
Joyce Dunbar
Illustrations by Susan Varley
The tender story of Smudge and his dream to have a brother or sister will appeal to any child awaiting the birth of a new sibling
“The prose is tender, and the illustrations are wondrous depictions
of gentle woodland life and domestic burrows. Cross the style of
William Steig with that of E. H. Shepard, and you’ll have a feel for
these precise, sweet drawings. Even in a market crowded with
bunny books, this one will be successful.” —Booklist
Smudge is the only rabbit in the woods without a brother or sister. His
mother tells him to wait for spring, but that is a long way off. In autumn,
Smudge builds a leaf-and-twig brother, but he blows away. He builds a
snow sister in the winter, but she melts. Will Smudge’s wish for a sibling
ever come true? This touching tale of the arrival of a new baby is perfectly complemented by gentle illustrations.
Joyce Dunbar has written more than 80 children’s books, including the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
and Tell Me What It’s Like to Be Big. Susan Varley is the illustrator of The Vole Who Would Be King and Why Is the Sky Blue?
32 pp • 10.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781783440788 (Replaces 9780440414582) • February • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Andersen Press

Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs!
Paula Metcalf
Illustrations by Cally Johnson-Isaacs
How much use can there be for a rabbit on a farm?
Rabbits don’t belong in the farmyard. So it creates quite a stir when Rupert pops up. He tries to make himself useful, but he can’t cock-adoodle-do like Cockerel, and when he tries to lay an egg like Dora the duck,
it’s a disaster. Luckily Rupert is good at digging, which soon leads to the
most unexpected farm job of all.
Paula Metcalf is the author of Poddy and Flora. Cally Johnson-Isaacs is a
freelance illustrator behind Charlie Crow in the Snow, Elephantantrum!,
and That Dog!
32 pp • 11 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9780230760370 • February • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

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Rich Witch, Poor Witch
Peter Bently
Illustrations by Jim Field
When there’s a panic at the palace, two witches take two very different magical approaches
Twin sisters Witch Rose and Witch Rita are relaxing at home when the king arrives
at Rita’s front door looking terribly worried. The princess is refusing to smile. Will
Witch Rita be able to solve the problem by conjuring up exquisite tiaras, fabulous
frocks, and boxes of chocolates? Or will Witch Rose save the day with a very different approach? A fantastically funny fairytale from past winners of the Roald Dahl
Funny Prize.
Peter Bently is the author of King Jack and the Dragon and the Vampire School series. Jim Field is an illustrator and animation director. They previously collaborated
on Farmer Clegg’s Night Out.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781447220183 • September • $8.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Animal Music
Julia Donaldson
Illustrations by Nick Sharratt
Swing and sway! Sing and play! Stay and dance the night away!
There’s harmony in the air when the animals get together for a concert with
a difference. Koala’s playing his flute, Badger’s bashing away on the drums,
and Squirrel’s strumming on the guitar. Sing and dance along—you’ve never
seen a show like it. With trademark Julia Donaldson rhyming text and Nick
Sharratt’s bold, funny illustrations, children will love this bright and playful book filled with silly animal antics.
Julia Donaldson is a popular children’s author who has written such stories as The Giants and the Joneses, the Smarties Prize-winning The Gruffalo,
Room on the Broom, and The Snail and the Whale. Nick Sharratt has won
numerous awards for his picture books, including the Children’s Book Award
for Eat Your Peas; among his other books are The Big Book of Crazy MixUps and Shark in the Park.
24 pp • 9.75 x 9.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Picture Books
9781447210955 • November • $8.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

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Mr Super Poopy Pants
Rebecca Elliott
Can his new baby brother’s super pooping abilities make
Toby come to love the newest addition to the family?
Toby was looking forward to all the adventures he would have
with his new baby brother, but Benjy can’t run around, invent gadgets, or fight crime. . . He just poops. All the time.
Can Toby learn to love his little brother all the same? A fantastic new picture book from award-winning author illustrator
Rebecca Elliott, which introduces the idea of a new baby in
the family to older siblings in a frank but funny way.
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw
Book, and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. She is the author and
illustrator of Just Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which
she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9780745965246 • September
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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Just Because

The Last Tiger

Sometimes

Zoo Girl

9780745962351

9780745963495

9780745962696

9780745962702

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Hogs Hate Hugs!
Tiziana Bendall-Brunello
Illustrations by John Bendall-Brunello
Little Hog thinks he is too old for hugs—can his friends
convince him otherwise?
Little Hog is the cutest, cuddliest hog in the whole forest,
and everyone wants to hug him. But Little Hog doesn’t like
hugs—he’s far too old for that. He makes a poster telling
everyone: “Hogs Hate Hugs!” and storms off—so his friends
have to come up with an ingenious way of making him realize that you can never be too old for a good hug. With
adorable and lively illustrations packed with character, this
picture book is fantastic for parents and children to share
together, emphasizing the importance of love and affection
with those who are close to you.
Tiziana Bendall-Brunello trained in fine art and ceramics.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in
the UK, U.S., and Europe. John Bendall-Brunello has been
illustrating children’s books for more than 25 years. His artwork features in books by authors including Dick King Smith
and Martin Waddell.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9780745969435 • September
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

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The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
Bob Hartman
Illustrations by Tim Raglin
A topsy-turvy take on the cautionary fable
Once upon a time there lived a family of sheep. They grazed on grass,
crunched on clover, and played on green pastures. Except for Little Sheep,
that is, who was bored with her peaceful life. So she makes an unusual
decision . . . Little Sheep is having a great time at wolf school in her new
knitted wolf suit, and has even made friends with Little Wolf. But things
all become rather more complicated when Little Wolf invites her home
for dinner. A wonderfully funny pun-filled twist on a classic tale by expert storyteller Bob Hartman, and illustrated by Tim Raglin, whose humorous pictures complement the story perfectly.
Bob Hartman is the author of the bestselling Lion Storyteller Bible, Angels, Angels All Around, and Wolf Who Cried Boy. Tim Raglin is a freelance illustrator. He is also involved with a children’s video production
company, and has won a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Recording. He has also won a silver medal from the New York Society of Illustrators, a Reader’s Choice Award, and a Parent’s Choice Award.
32 pp • 10.25 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9780745965154 • September • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

Rocket Racers
Steve Webb
Illustrations by Ben Mantle
The ultimate space race, featuring dinosaurs, meteors, and explosive crashes
Space rocket, race racket, race to the moon, rocket racers to your places, ready,
steady, ZOOM!
So begins this rip-roaring race of a read, and the action doesn’t stop until the
three lovable dinosaurs reach the finish line. But who will make it there first?
This is a wonderful action-packed rhyming story with a central message that
giving a helping hand is better than winning.
Steve Webb is the author of Tigerbear and Polly Jean Pyjama Queen. Ben Mantle is an illustrator and animator.
24 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9780552566735 • October • $8.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US • Corgi

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THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED
Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
Illustrations by Garry Parsons
Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter have a shared obsession with poop. After writing songs together
for nine years in the band McFly, they wrote this book in the same way that they write their song lyrics.
Garry Parsons is the illustrator of Billy’s Bucket, the Daisy series, Nuddy Ned, and many other children’s books.
Each: 32 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
$9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Red Fox

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!
Danny and his dinosaur have an out of this world adventure that’s a total blast
Danny and Dinosaur are back, and this time they are going to space. But when Danny
realizes he’s forgotten Dino’s lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything
in sight, including their only way home: the rocket. How will Dino get them back
home? There’s poop, planets, and pandemonium in this supersonic space adventure.
9781849418089 • November

The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past!
In their next adventure, Danny and Dino travel back to the past
Best friends Danny and Dinosaur are playing on the swing when WOOP-DE-LOOP
they travel back in time. Cue new friends and a lava-crazy chase to get back home.
9781782951780 • January

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THE FAIRYTALE HAIRDRESSER
Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard
Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard are the author and illustrator of Just the Job for Dad.
Each: 32 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
October • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Corgi

The Fairytale Hairdresser and
Sleeping Beauty
Kittie Lacey faces a royal tangle in this modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty
A wicked fairy has cast a spell sending Princess Rose into a deep
sleep. With the help of some fairy godmothers and a dashing, garden-designing prince, Kittie Lacey, fairytale hairdresser, must break
the spell.
9780552567558

The Fairytale Hairdresser
Or How Rapunzel Got Her Prince!
A fabulously fun story featuring favorite fairytale characters
and the amazing Katie Lacey, fairytale hairdresser
Join Kitty Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest
of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers,
ultimately foils the Witch’s evil plan, and plays cupid to the newly
coiffed Rapunzel. A decent haircut really can work wonders.
9780552561860

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THE FAIRYTALE HAIRDRESSER
Each: 32 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
October • $9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Corgi

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella
A dazzling take on the modern Cinderella story with the fabulous hairdresser Kittie Lacey as fairy godmother
The queen of hearts is holding a ball to find the perfect girl for
her perfect prince. But Cinderella doesn’t have an invitation or
a dress—what’s a girl to do? Luckily, Kittie Lacey, fabulous hairdresser to the fairytale stars, is on hand to give Cinderella a new
‘do, find her the perfect dress, and get her in to the ball. But
with so many other fairytale characters to fight through, including a pair of all-too-familiar sisters, will Cinderella and her
prince ever find each other? Filled with gorgeous gowns, glamour, glitter, and hairdos to make your dreams come true, this
classic story has never looked so good.
9780552565356

Shark Girl and Belly Button
Casey Riordan Millard
Two friends with contrasting personalities find they have more in common than they first thought
“The odd juxtaposition of delicacy and ferocity not only inspires a
smile but melts one’s heart.” —Melissa Starker, Columbus Dispatch
“The shark becomes a complex presence in this seemingly innocent,
dreamy world.” —J. L. Schnabel, Hi Fructose magazine
Shark Girl sees the world in a worried way, while her good friend, Belly Button, has a more positive outlook on things. Together, the friends take readers on five mini adventures—writing a letter, making paper dolls, going to a
party, visiting the playground, and appreciating the value of things, especially
one’s friends. This intimate set of stories combines humor, emotion, and insight, inviting readers to look beyond physical appearance into the thoughts
and dreams we all share.
Casey Riordan Millard is an artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
40 pp • 9 x 9 • 40 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Fiction
9781936669257 • September • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • blue manatee press

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KATIE
James Mayhew
“This delightful romp through the world of art offers children a lighthearted, entertaining
introduction to the great masters’ works.” —Booklist on Katie and the Sunflowers
James Mayhew is a children’s author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear,
Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day,
and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for
one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

Katie’s London Christmas
Christmas is a magical time of year, when absolutely
anything incredible can happen—and the adventure
Katie has is truly fantastic
When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas
Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realize that they are
about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon
they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted
landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one
and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer. But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas
morning? This story is illustrated with James’s extraordinarily beautiful artwork and features some of
London’s best sights, including Big Ben, Buckingham
Palace, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, and many
more landmarks. The foiled cover adds an extra bit of
Christmas sparkle to make the book utterly irresistible.
32 pp • 11 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9781408326411 • November • $16.99 (NCR)
Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US
Orchard Books

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Katie and the Waterlily Pond

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KATIE
Each: 32 pp • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
$9.99 (NCR) New in Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Katie in London
Join Katie on her exciting tour of London
When Katie and her brother, Jack, visit London with Grandma, at first
it seems it’s full of big buses, big buildings, and bigger crowds. When
they stop off at Trafalgar Square, something quite unusual happens: they
meet at talking stone lion. The lion takes them on a wonderful tour of
the city taking in such sights as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace,
and the London Eye. It’s a daytrip to London that Katie and Jack will
never forget.
10 x 10 • 9781408331934 (Replaces 9781843622857) • September

Katie in Scotland
Katie discovers the delights of Scotland, with Nessie too. A perfect
first introduction to Scotland for all young children.
When Katie meets the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, fun and adventure
soon follow. Katie and Nessie discover how beautiful and stunning the
country is as they take in the sights, from the Highlands to the Edinburgh Festival and including Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park and Museum,
Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, the Royal Mile, the National Gallery and
Portrait Gallery, and Greyfriar’s Bobby.
10 x 11 • 9781408332412 (Replaces 9781408308783) • October

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KATIE
Each: 32 pp • 11 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
Rights: US • Orchard Books

Katie’s Picture Show
The original Katie adventure, completely reillustrated throughout, to celebrate 25 years in print
Katie visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art
is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for
her! She spends the day enjoying The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame
Moitessier Seated by Ingres, Les Parapluies by Renoir, Tropical Storm with a
Tiger by Rousseau, and Dynamic Suprematism by Kaimir Malevich.
Paperback Picture Book: 9781408332405 (Replaces 9781843622857)
November • $9.99 (NCR)
Hardcover Picture Book: 9781408336052 • November • $16.99 (NCR)

Katie and the British Artists
Katie’s ninth adventure focuses on much-loved paintings from Turner, Gainsborough, Constable, and Stubbs
Katie just can’t decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip
to the gallery to see five famous paintings by world-renowned British artists might
give her some ideas. And can she help the shepherd boy from Constable’s The
Cornfield round up all those pesky sheep?
9781408331903 (Replaces 9781846167379) • February
$9.99 (NCR) New in Paperback Picture Book

Katie and the Dinosaurs
A visit to a museum turns into a prehistoric adventure for Katie when she
steps back in time
Entering a door at the Natural History Museum marked “No Admittance,” Katie
finds herself in the world of the dinosaurs. She helps a baby dinosaur find his
family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops.
But just what will she feed a very hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex?
9781408331910 (Replaces 9781843623960) • February
$9.99 (NCR) Paperback Picture Book

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MY LITTLE LIBRARY
A collectible series of Little Hare modern classics for babies and toddlers—perfect
additions for any new nursery, just the right stories to read at bedtime

Me and You
Janet A. Holmes
Illustrations by Judith Rossell
An adorable exploration of friendship and childhood activities
“Holmes’s text and Rossell’s art are as perfect a match as their starring
characters. . . . It’s a pleasure to join this celebration of friendship and
playing outdoors.” —School Library Journal
There are many things that I like about being me.
I can sit quite still . . . or hop, skip and jump.
I can stand on my hands . . . or turn somersaults.
I can float on my back . . . or swim like a fish.
This delightful picture book is a series of reflections that the narrator, an endearing cloth rabbit, makes about himself and the things he can do. The brief
text culminates with the ultimate reflection that the thing he likes best about
being himself is that he can share his favorite activities with his friend, an
equally endearing white mouse. The expressive illustrations complement the
pared-back text with a subtle visual narrative.
Janet A. Holmes is the author of Have You Seen Duck? and Pink. Judith Rossell
is an author and illustrator whose works include Mice Mischief, To Get to
Me, and You are a Star.
24 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9781921541582 (Replaces 9780735822504) • September
$12.99 (Can $15.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Little Hare Books

The Wonderful Whisper
Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Anna Pignataro
A transcendent tale by a young Australian Indigenous author, with luminous paintings by the illustrator of Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?
Word of the Whisper echoed far and the animals raised their heads to hear.
Starting as little more than a sigh in the faraway dark, the Wonderful Whisper sets out on a breathtaking journey through the cosmos. It passes stars,
the moon, and the sun, and word of its coming echoes afar. A stunning
text delves with effortless philosophy into the age-old question of Where
do I come from?, making for a beautifully comforting bedtime tale.
Ezekiel Kwaymullina has numerous awards as a children’s picture book author. His titles include Crow and the Waterhole and The Two-Hearted Numbat. Anna Pignataro is the creator of more than 40 books for children,
including Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? and Mama, Will You Hold
My Hand?
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781921894169 • October
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Little Hare Books

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The Amazing A to Z Thing
Sally Morgan
Illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft
Two of Australia’s leading Aboriginal creators collaborate
in a rare partnering of talent to create this lush, inspiring work
This remarkable book is more than an A to Z of Australian
animals. It is a spectrum of every feeling under the sun—from
wonder to vanity, from weariness to delight—and every one
of these passions can be found between the covers of a book,
if only you take the time to have a look.
Sally Morgan is an Aboriginal artist and a writer whose books
include The Human Body, My Place, and Weather. She is the
coauthor of the Curly and the Fent series. Bronwyn Bancroft
is an Aboriginal artist whose works are collected and shown
internationally. Her previous books include An Australian
1 2 3 of Animals, An Australian ABC of Animals, Patterns of
Australia, and Malu Kangaroo.
32 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9781921894190 • November
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Little Hare Books

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An Australian
1 2 3 of Animals

An Australian
ABC of Animals

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Paperback Picture Book

Patterns of Australia

Malu Kangaroo

9781921894060
$22.95 (Can $25.95)
Hardcover Picture Book

9781921272516
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Paperback Picture Book

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Banjo and Ruby Red
Libby Gleeson
Illustrations by Freya Blackwood
Pride and Prejudice and The Taming of the Shrew meet at the chicken shed in this funny and touching story of antagonism
and love
“Outstanding illustrations. . . . A great choice for reading to a group or sharing one-on-one.” —School Library Journal
starred review of Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House
“Subtle, direct, and profound.” —Booklist starred review of Half a World Away
Banjo is a hardworking farm dog and Ruby Red is a haughty chicken, and they never see eye to eye. But when Ruby Red falls
ill, the tables seem about to turn. Stunning illustrations perfectly capture the endearing personalities of boisterous Banjo and
headstrong Ruby Red.
Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood are the team behind the acclaimed Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House and Half a
World Away. Gleeson has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards 13 times and won three times,
two of which have been for titles illustrated by Kate Greenaway-medalist Blackwood.
32 pp • 11 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books
9781921541087 • October • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Little Hare Books

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The Dance Teacher
Simon Milne
Illustrations by Chantal Stewart
A beautifully illustrated, timeless story about ballet, effort and rewards, and a special relationship between a girl and her teacher
One day a little girl peers around the door of Miss Sylvie’s dance studio. ‘I want to be a ballerina,’ she says.
Isabelle loves to dance. She practices her five positions over and over again. But does she have what it takes to achieve her dream,
and one day become a prima ballerina? Celebrating the joy of dance and the role inspirational teachers can play in our lives,
this lovely picture book will enchant readers young and old.
Simon Milne began his career directing music videos for a number of artists including Spandau Ballet, Elton John, and Duran
Duran. He has art-directed a number of web and print projects and currently works in the book industry. This is his first picture
book. Chantal Stewart is the illustrator of such other children’s books as Cat-Astrophe at the Opera and Chug the Tractor.
32 pp • 11 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781743313312 • September • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Allen & Unwin

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Bella’s Bad Hair Day
Stephen Michael King
An unexpected and hilarious picture book that will delight children and anyone who
loves a whimsical, outlandish story
Bella has woken up to find that things are not as they should be. But her mother is
busy painting, and her father is playing his baby grand piano. Doesn’t anyone realize
it’s going to be a horrible, horrific, horrendous hair day? The hairdresser wants to cut
it all off, except for one little curl. What is Bella to do? If only she had a hat that could
hide all her messed, mashed, and muddled hair. If only life was peaceful. A heartwarming
and hair-raising tale from a much-loved picture book creator.
Stephen Michael King has illustrated more than 50 books, including Leaf, Piglet and
Mama, Piglet and Papa, Prudence Wants a Pet, and You.
32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781743313619 • September • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

On the Day You Were Born
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Ron Brooks
A beautiful picture book from the acclaimed partnership of Margaret Wild
and Ron Brooks, this is a glorious celebration of family and new life
“This heartbreaking, gentle, perfectly indirect story . . . offers a better
introduction to the fact and poetry of mortality than many a more
studied attempt.” —Adam Gopnik, writer, the New Yorker on Old Pig
My daddy said, “On the day you were born, I wrapped you up warm and
took you for a walk to see the world . . .”
A tender, vibrant celebration of the glories of existence, the world seen afresh
on the birth of a new baby. This is a simply delicious book to read aloud
with young children.
Margaret Wild has published more than 30 picture books, including Kiss
Kiss!, Our Granny, and Piglet and Mama. Ron Brooks is a picture book
artist with a career spanning more than 35 years. Wild and Brooks previously collaborated on The Dream of the Thylacine, Fox, and Old Pig.
24 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Picture Books
9781741147544 • October
$15.99 (Can $18.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan
Allen & Unwin

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This Little Piggy Went Dancing
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Deborah Niland
A playful take on the traditional “This Little
Piggy” nursery rhyme that will delight young
children; perfect for reading aloud
This little piggy went dancing
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy had porridge
This little piggy had none
And this little piggy went hop, hop, hop,
all the way home.
The little pigs we know so well from the familiar
nursery rhyme now do all sorts of unexpected
things, and the ones who stay home or have none
are not forlorn or missing out. Keep your eye on
your favorite piggy as it tries out different activities throughout the book. And watch them splash
and swim, ride and slide, eat pancakes and peaches,
then hop, skip, and hula and go wee wee wee all
the way home!
Margaret Wild has published more than 30 picture books, including Kiss Kiss!, Our Granny, and Piglet and Mama. Deborah
Niland is the illustrator of Annie’s Chair, Let’s Play, and When I Was a Baby.
24 pp • 11 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Grades Up to K • Picture Books
9781743315118 • November • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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REDSTARTS
Redstarts provide stories covering a range of genres to support literacy requirements,
including humorous stories, fantasy stories, and rhyming stories.
Each: 32 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

The Cat in the Coat
Vivian French
Illustrations by Alison Bartlett
When Cat asks Goat to ride in his boat, he has something sneaky planned
A cat in a coat meets a goat in a hat in this short rhyming tale. After a quick boat ride,
though, who is wearing what?
Vivian French is the author of more than 200 books, including the wildly popular series
Tales from the Five Kingdoms. Alison Bartlett is a children’s illustrator whose works include Growing Frogs, Honey Biscuits, and The Tiger and the Jackal.
9781783221400

Croc by the Rock
Hilary Robinson
Illustrations by Mike Gordon
Something lurks beneath the water, and Jake has decided he’s going to find out what
What is the mystery of the pond in the park? Jake has got his net and he is determined
to find out. Something is lurking down there. Follow Jake on his hilarious search and
discover what he really finds at the bottom of the pond. This rhyming story is packed
with humor and fun and is perfect for lap-time sharing. Mike Gordon’s illustrations hit
just the right note of humor for young children.
Hilary Robinson is an author, broadcaster, and radio producer. She is the author of more
than 40 books, including The Magical Book of Mix Ups (Spells and Smells), which won
the Experian Big Three Award, and Prima Spiderina, which was shortlisted by the English Society for Best Picture Book. Mike Gordon is an illustrator whose works include
The Frog Prince, I Feel Sad, and Pirate Pat.
9781783221431

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REDSTARTS
Each: 32 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Mouse in the House
Vivian French
Illustrations by Tim Archbold
What can Gran do to get rid of the mouse in her house?
Gran has got a little problem—there’s a mouse in her house and it is eating her cheese.
How is Gran going to get rid of the mouse? With a black and white cat? Or with a big,
spotty dog? What Gran really needs is a dear little flea!
Vivian French is the author of more than 200 books, including the wildly popular series
Tales from the Five Kingdoms. Tim Archbold is a children’s illustrator whose works include Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles, Circle of Doom, and Sam and the Griswalds.
9781783224166

Pig in Love
Vivian French
Illustrations by Tim Archbold
Pig has to learn to fly, or he’ll never be allowed to marry his darling Piggie
Pig Loves Piggie, and Piggie loves Pig, but mean old Daddy won’t let them be married! He
wants her to marry a pig that can fly, and we all know that pigs can’t fly. Disaster! But maybe
Cow has an idea. . .
Vivian French is the author of more than 200 books, including the wildly popular series Tales
from the Five Kingdoms. Tim Archbold is a children’s illustrator whose works include Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles, Circle of Doom, and Sam and the Griswalds.
9781783221424

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READZONE PICTURE BOOKS
Readzone Picture Books are bright, fun, and humourous picture books. The engaging stories are ideal for sharing.
Each: 32 pp • 8.25 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
October • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Hoppy Ever After!
Alan Durant
Illustrations by Sue Mason
Froggy wants to share his hoppiness with the whole world, but
it seems no one wants to be hoppy with him
Froggy is one hoppy frog! In fact, he’s so hoppy he wants to share
the feeling with the whole wide world. But what’s this? No one
else wants to be hoppy? Poor Froggy will never end up hoppy ever
after if he’s all alone. He feels very lonely—until, that is, he meets
one special person.
Alan Durant has written nearly 80 books and has won a number
of prizes, most recently The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books. He is the author of Always and Forever, Football
Fever, and Unfortunately. Sue Mason is an illustrator whose works
include Ellie and the Cat, George and the Dragonfly, and Outcast.
9781783224227

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READZONE PICTURE BOOKS
Each: 32 pp • 8.25 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
October • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Terry the Flying Turtle
Anna Wilson
Illustrations by Mike Gordon
Terry the Turtle just knows he’s clever enough to fly—and he’s going to show this to
everyone who laughs at him
Terry the Turtle wants to fly and he doesn’t like it when Polly the Chimp laughs at him!
But when a parrot helps, things start to look good for Terry. Or do they?
Anna Wilson is the author of Kitten Kaboodle, Monkey Business Pup Idol, and Puppy
Power. Mike Gordon is an illustrator whose works include The Frog Prince, I Feel Sad,
and Pirate Pat.
9781783224500

Fred and Finn
Madeline Goodey
Illustrations by Mike Gordon
Fat Frog Finn always gets the meal, while Thin Frog Fred goes hungry—until Finn’s
weight gets the better of him
Finn is fat because he’s always the first to eat. Poor Fred stays thin—he’s too slow!
Is there any way he can get a meal?
Madeline Goodey is a children’s author. Mike Gordon is an illustrator whose works
include The Frog Prince, I Feel Sad, and Pirate Pat.
9781783224210

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SWIFTS
Swifts are stories in 500 words for newly independent readers.
Adventure, imagination, and humor all combine to build confidence in reading.
Each: 32 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
November • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

The Perfect Prince
Paul Harrison
Illustrations by Sue Mason
Princess Isabella has finally found the perfect husband—
though he’s not quite what her mother had in mind
The Queen wants Princess Isabella to get married. But all
the princes that come to the palace are too stupid, too ugly,
or just too boring! Then Isabella meets someone who is
quite different from the others. He’s green and he croaks,
but Isabella thinks he’s just perfect!
Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He
has written a wide variety of books for children, including Attack of the Giant Hamster, The Cold War, and The
One That Got Away. Sue Mason is an illustrator whose
works include Ellie and the Cat, George and the Dragonfly, and Outcast.
32 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781783220380 • November
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

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SWIFTS
Each: 32 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
November • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

The Flamingo Who Forgot
Alan Durant
Illustrations by Franco Rivoli
A flamingo forgets something she was trying to remember—can any of the animals
help?
A flamingo stood in the middle of the lake, on one leg so she wouldn’t forget. But, oh
dear, she’s forgotten what she shouldn’t forget. A succession of animals comes past with
some suggestions, apart from the hyena, who just laughs at her. Is it bath day that she’s
forgotten? No. Is it the Jungle Dance Contest she’s forgotten? Nest-building Day? The
Swimming Gala? No, no, and no. Finally another flamingo comes past—can he tell her
what it is she has forgotten?
Alan Durant has written nearly 80 books and has won a number of prizes, most recently
the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books. He is the author of Always and
Forever, Football Fever, and Unfortunately. Franco Rivoli is an illustrator.
9781783220342

Hoppy Ever After!
Alan Durant
Illustrations by Sue Mason
Froggy wants to share his hoppiness with the whole world, but it seems no one wants
to be hoppy with him
Froggy is one hoppy frog! In fact, he’s so hoppy he wants to share the feeling with the
whole wide world. But what’s this? No one else wants to be hoppy? Poor Froggy will
never end up hoppy ever after if he’s all alone. He feels very lonely—until, that is, he
meets one special person.
Alan Durant has written nearly 80 books and has won
a number of prizes, most recently The Royal Mail
Award for Scottish Children’s Books. He is the author
of Always and Forever, Football Fever, and Unfortunately. Sue Mason is an illustrator whose works include Ellie and the Cat, George and the Dragonfly, and
Outcast.
9781783220366

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SWIFTS
Each: 32 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
November • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Space Cadets to the Rescue
Paul Harrison
Illustrations by Sue Mason
Will the Space Cadets be able to prevent disaster and keep the Earth safe?
Eddie and Yelana are training to be Space Cadets, protecting the Earth from attack.
A boring day suddenly becomes almost too exciting when an alien invasion threatens their ship.
Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He has written a wide variety of books for children, including Attack of the Giant Hamster, The
Cold War, and The Perfect Prince. Sue Mason is an
illustrator whose works include Ellie and the Cat,
George and the Dragonfly, and Outcast.
9781783220397

The One that Got Away
Paul Harrison
Illustrations by Tim Archbold
Akaka wants to catch a huge fish—but the ice bear wants to catch Akaka!
Young Akaka is determined to surprise his family by catching the biggest fish they
have ever seen. He cuts a hole in the ice and waits. Little does he realize that the ice
bear is waiting, too—waiting for his chance to pounce. Will Akaka be able to escape?
Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He has written a wide variety
of books for children, including Attack of the Giant Hamster, The Cold War, and
The Perfect Prince. Tim Archbold is a children’s illustrator whose works include Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles, Circle of Doom, and Sam and the Griswalds.
9781783220373

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Crazy Creepy-Crawlies
Kevin Price
Illustrations by Robin Carter
A poetry collection for bug-loving children everywhere
Some insects that sting and some others that bite,
A spider who gives flies a terrible fright,
Some creatures with wings who like flying around
And others that scurry about on the ground,
A beetle who loves eating elephant poo,
If that sounds appealing, this book is for you!
A collection of short, rhyming verses about various small creatures, such
as bees, wasps, spiders, and a very hungry dung beetle, this picture book is
beautifully illustrated, and is certain to keep children entertained and horrified in equal measure.
Kevin Price is the author of The Beauty Contest at the Zoo and The Silly
Solar System. Robin Carter has previously collaborated with Price on Curious Creatures.
32 pp • 10 x 8 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Picture Books
9780956719638 • November
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • KAMA Publishing

Curious Creatures
Kevin Price
Illustrations by Robin Carter
Six silly stories for children with a taste for rhyming stories that bite
Introducing the Curious Creatures: the Booger Fish—a creature with a wicked sense
of humor; the Hungry Hippocrocopus—a dangerous and despicable creature; the Shrieking Hoolie Boolie Bird—a creature with an explosive surprise; the Incinerator Bee—a
creature with more than a sting in its tail; the Chikimunki Marmoset—a practical joke
loving creature; and the Velociraptor Worm—a creature from your worst nightmares.
Are you curious? Then read on. The book features six gloriously silly creatures brought
to life with vibrant illustrations.
Kevin Price is the author of The Beauty Contest at the Zoo and The Silly Solar System. Robin Carter has previously collaborated with Price on Crazy Creepy Crawlies.
48 pp • 10 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • Picture Books
9780956719652 • November • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • KAMA Publishing

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The Black and White Club
Alice Hemming
Illustrations by Kimberley Scott
The other animals won’t let George the Giraffe join their club—so he
sets out to start his own
At Heavenly Hippo Wildlife Park the penguins have started up a new club—
but only the black and white animals are invited. Feeling left out, George
the Giraffe comes up with his own scheme.
Alice Hemming writes for children of all ages but is particularly passionate about picture books. Kimberley Scott is an illustrator whose works include The Circus Mice, The Terrible Time Without Tilly, and Wolves.
32 pp • 9.25 x 9.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781848860964 • September
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada
Maverick Arts Publishing

The Bunny that Couldn’t Be Found
Angela Mitchell
Illustrations by Sarah Horne
Will anyone be able to help the princess find her dog—or is it a rabbit?
Princess Lolly is beside herself when her pet dog, Johnny Bunny, goes missing. But there is a slight misunderstanding when the local constabulary start
searching for a bunny rabbit.
Angela Mitchell is the author of The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble. Sarah Horne
is an illustrator whose works include Guinea Pigs Online, Paws, Claws and
Frilly Drawers, and Vulgar the Viking and the Battle of the Burp. She collaborated with Mitchell on The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781848861084 • October • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

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The Pet Itch
Elli Wollard
Illustrations by Elina Ellis
Mossy wants a pet, and only an Itch will do—no matter what his family has
to say!
Mossy the Monster wants a Pet Itch, but his family comes up with many reasons against him having one. It takes his scheming older sister to come up
with a plan that will not only get him a Pet Itch, but also gets the adults to
do all the dirty work. There is never a dull moment in this book with temper
tantrums, rude rhymes, and absolutely delightful illustrations.
Elli Wollard is the author of Woozy the Wizard. Ellina Ellis is an illustrator whose
works include 99 Stories from the Bible, High Tide, and The Littlest Bird.
32 pp • 9.75 x 9.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781848861077 • October • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

Princess Stay Awake
Giles Paley-Phillips
Illustrations by Adriana J. Puglisi
The Princess will not go to sleep and the King and Queen are at their
wits’ end—there’s only one person who can help
Layla was a princess, who’d never go to bed.
She didn’t like to sleep at all, so stayed awake instead.
But even little princesses can be outsmarted—you just need to know the right
person for the job.
Giles Paley-Phillips is the author of Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs
and The Fearsome Beastie. Adriana J. Puglisi is the illustrator of the Pet
Friends Forever series.
32 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781848861091 • September
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada
Maverick Arts Publishing

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THE DOG DETECTIVES

Lost in London
Fin Gypsy and Zoa Gypsy
Illustrations by Minika Suska
Detective Jack and Deputy Poco Loco are exploring the sites of London when
they crash into a new case
Riddling rats, meddlesome bats, and six missing ravens. The Dog Detectives are
cycling through the busy streets of London when they crash into a new case: the
guardians of the city, six black ravens, are missing from the Tower of London. With
the help of the rat riddler, the Dog Detectives must solve the riddles and find the
ravens, before it s too late. The team searches amongst well known landmarks, such
as Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and Big Ben. Finally
the last raven is found in the only place they forgot . . . the Tower of London.
Fin Gypsy and Zoa Gypsy are the coauthors of the Dog Detectives series. Monika
Suska is an illustrator whose works include I Love You for You, Noah the Boa
at Large, and A Very Busy Bunny.
32 pp • 9.75 x 9.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781848860698 • September
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Maverick Arts Publishing

Jam for Nana
Deborah Kelly
Illustrations by Lisa Stewart
A special picture book about the love between a girl and her grandmother
When Nana makes pancakes, I spread the jam. I smooth it right to the edges
with the back of my spoon, until it looks like a giant orange sun. Then we roll
them up tightly, dust them with sugar and lick our fingers.
In this beautifully written picture book, a little girl goes to the ends of the earth
to find real apricot jam for her beloved grandmother. The text is based on the
real story of the author’s relationship with her Hungarian grandmother. When
Deborah was growing up, her grandmother longed for “real” apricot jam (lekvar), like what she used to eat in Hungary as a little girl. So Deborah vowed
that one day she would travel to Hungary and bring back a jar of lekvar for
the Nana she adored. And that is what she did, carrying the jar with her as
she backpacked throughout Europe, until, finally, delivering it to her Nana.
Deborah Kelly is a children’s books author. Lisa Stewart is a children’s books
illustrator.
32 pp • 9.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9780857980014 • September
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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J Is for Jazz
Ann Ingalls
Illustrations by Maria Corte Maidagan
B is for Blues, the heart of jazz, and some of the best jazz
cats have been hip to the blues

• Co-op available
Go on a riotous romp through some of the foundations of jazz
in this fun and educational look at America’s golden era of
music. Readers are transported into the Jazz Age through
sweeping, bold illustrations and lyrical profiles of historical
figures and musical terms. Featuring a glossary of jazz slang,
this ABC primer is sure to inform and delight readers and music
lovers of all ages.
Ann Ingalls is the author of several books, including Ice Cream
Soup and Little Piano Girl. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Maria Corte Maidagan is an illustrator of chilren’s books.
40 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction/Music
9781622670260 • September
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • Bright Connections Media

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Count Milkula
Woodrow Phoenix and Robin Price
A funny tale about a milk drinking vampire, or “mampire,” from the
Monotonous Mountains of Mamsylvania
“Will get any child (no matter how reluctant) wanting to read . . .
this book really is a must have for anyone wanting to inspire reading from an early age . . . each spread offers a reason to keep on
reading.” —Teaching and Learning
In this vividly illustrated story, Lemmy’s world turns upside down when
his baby brother Cally comes home from the hospital: he has to give up
his bedroom, listen to Cally’s constant crying, and fight for his parents’
attention. When Lemmy turns to Gran for comfort, she relays a fantastical story about Mampires, milk-crazed creatures from the Monotonous
Mountains of Mamsylvania who can’t do anything by themselves—not
unlike baby brothers. Count Milkula, in particular, has a hard time coping when his usual milk sources disappear. He seeks help from a clever
boy who discovers how wonderful it feels to assist others.
Woodrow Phoenix is an illustrator whose clients include Cartoon Network and Marvel Comics. Robin Price is the author of Catligula, Die
Clawdius, and I Am Spartapuss, and a former editor for BBC Online
and Foxkids.co.uk.
32 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781906132583 (Replaces 9780954657659) • October
$11.99 (Can $13.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Mogzilla

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Alex the Ant Goes to the Beach
Eric Wayne Dickey
Illustrations by Abbey Paccia
Incorporating adventure and science, this picture
book introduces ant ecology while celebrating industry and collaboration

• Co-op available
A young and curious ant named Alex aspires to be a
great scout for Queen Aziza. He dons his sailor suit
and eagerly volunteers as a lookout for the beach work
crew. Along the way, Alex is warned by Aloysius, the
old sea captain, about the dangers that lurk in the
world outside the safety of their home.
Eric Wayne Dickey is a writer whose poetry and translations have been published in Rhino, West Wind Review, and International Poetry Review. He is a
coeditor of Pacifica: Poetry International. He lives in
Salem, Oregon. Abbey Paccia is a storyboard artist,
designer, and animator, and the illustrator of Someday. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
32 pp • 9.5 x 8
32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Fiction
9781940052083 • June
$17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • Craigmore Creations

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Jenny & Lorenzo
Toni Steiner
Illustrations by Eve Tharlet
Jenny mouse may be tiny, but she sure is tough!

• Co-op available
Her mama’s tales of scary Lorenzo the Cat only make Jenny
even more determined to track him down. But will Jenny end
up as a tasty mouse snack? This plucky little mouse faces her
fears with determination, and teaches a valuable lesson to young
children about confidence and perseverance.
Toni Steiner is a children’s book author. Eve Tharlet is the best
selling illustrator of the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox books, A Promise is a Promise, Sharing Christmas, and Will You Still Love Me,
If . . . ?
32 pp • 8.625 x 11.5
14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Fiction
9789888240760 • September
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • minedition

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Mr. Brown’s Fantastic Hat
Illustrations by Ayano Imai
An enchantingly positive story of love, loneliness, and the hope
of renewal
“Elegant, spare prose and stunning, imaginative illustrations
breathe new life into old tales in this collection of Aesop’s fables. . . . The pictures are definitely worth the price of admission.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred
review, on Aesop’s Fables

• Co-op available
“Who needs friends?” thinks Mr. Brown. “I can suit myself and
wear my smart hat all day long.” Try as he might, however, Mr.
Brown is lonely. But when a woodpecker decides Mr. Brown needs
some company, his life is transformed.
Ayano Imai is the illustrator of The 108th Sheep, Aesop’s Fables,
Chester, Puss & Boots, and The Town Mouse and Country Mouse.
32 pp • 8.625 x 13 • 14 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Nature
9789888240845 • September
$17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • minedition

Also available:
Each: $17.99 (Can $19.99)

Aesop’s Fables

Puss & Boots

9789888240524
Cloth

9789888240715
Hardcover Picture Book

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The Little Moon Raven
Marcus Pfister
A young bird finds the strength to overcome bullying

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than
15 million copies
Little Raven was last to hatch in the nest and the last to learn
to fly, but he was the first to be teased and ridiculed. His only
wish was to fly and play with the others, so one day he took a
dare and, to show his courage, Little Raven decides to fly to the
moon. Beautifully produced and with artwork from an acclaimed
illustrator, this picture book gently handles the issue of wanting to find acceptance.
Marcus Pfister is an award-winning Swiss author and illustrator of children’s picture books. He is author of numerous books,
including the Rainbow Fish series of children’s picture books,
which have been translated into more than 80 languages and
were turned into an animated television series.
32 pp • 8.625 x 11.5
14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades P to K • Picture Books/Folklore
9789888240814 • September
$19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • minedition

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If You Wish
Kate Westerlund
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen
There’s a story inside every story, and a book inside every
book. Every time you read you can find something new.
But that only happens if you wish.
“A lovely, quiet book with something powerful
to say.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on
The Message of the Birds

• Co-op available
This marvelous fantasy, illustrated by the internationally
acclaimed Robert Ingpen, will have children re-reading
their favorite stories and daring to travel inside the pictures as they discover that books are for more than just
reading.
Kate Westerlund has written numerous books for children,
including The Message of the Birds. Robert Ingpen has
written and illustrated more than 100 books, and in 1986
he was awarded the highest honor in the children’s book
world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his long
term contribution to international children’s literature.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11.5
14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Fiction
9789888240807 • September
$16.99 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • minedition

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April the Red Goldfish
Marjolaine Leray
An exceptionally witty and stylish picture
book starring a Shakespeare-quoting teenage
fish with big ambitions
“The magic here is all in the delivery. . . .
It’s a strong, minimalist package.”
—Booklist on Little Red Hood
“The fainthearted may recoil, but those who
scorn sugarcoated endings will be delighted.”
—Publishers Weekly on Little Red Hood
Meet April, a young goldfish seeking worldly adventures and the meaning of life. April doesn’t have
an easy time being a goldfish, not least because she
is in fact a red fish. A teenager plagued with angst
and boredom, April spins round and round in her
tank, dreaming of exotic adventures and exciting
meetings, while philosophizing Hamlet-style on
life’s big questions. But how will she ever escape from
her glass prison? And where to? Outside, a black cat
is waiting for her and a battle of wits ensues. Who
will pull off the ultimate April fool?
Marjolaine Leray is the author and illustrator of Little Red Hood.

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40 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781907912405 • October
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Mi and Museum City
Linda Sarah
A ridiculously wacky, hugely entertaining picture book simply jam-packed with detail, and including a pull-out “A–Z of
museums” poster
Mi lives in Museum City. With so many museums to visit, you
would think Mi would have lots to do. But he’s bored and lonely;
the city is full of museums about uninteresting things and the people who own those uninteresting things. But a beautiful sound leads
him to Yu (a big, tall thing) and together they try to persuade the
mayor to open museums about some of the more enjoyable things
in life, such as The Museum of Starlit Benches Arranged at Different Heights for Pebble-Dropping and Other Fun Things. Will
they succeed, and revolutionize Museum City?
Linda Sarah is a debut picture book author and illustrator.
32 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books
9781907912283 • October
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One Red Shoe
Karin Gruss
Illustrations by Tobias Krejtschi
You’re about to go to a place where thousands, even millions, of kids
live every day. You’re about to enter a war zone.
“An ambitious picture book that prompts reflection about the
media’s depiction of war and its desensitizing effects.” —Observer
There’s been an attack. Grabbing his camera, a newspaper photographer
rushes to the nearest clinic. What he finds there will change the way he
thinks forever. Inspired by real events in the Middle East, this groundbreaking and acclaimed picture book for older readers will take you to a
place far from comfort and safety. What could you possibly have in common with the kids who live there? You’re about to find out. One Red Shoe
was named one of the five Most Beautiful German Books of 2013 in the
children’s book category by the German Book Art Foundation.
Karin Gruss is a former teacher and bookseller, and oversaw the picture
book program at publishing house Peter Hammer Verlag. She currently
works as a consultant and instructor on children’s literature. One Red Shoe is her first picture book. Tobias Krejtschi is the illustrator of Crafty Mama Sambona, which received several awards (nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award,
Troisdorfer Picture Book Prize) and has been translated into multiple languages.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Picture Books
9780987109965 • February
$19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd

ON TARGET
On Target books are dramatic fiction written to appeal to struggling and disenchanted teen readers.

Off the Rails
Anne Rooney
Can two boys solve a mystery they were never supposed to know about?
Karl is on the train going home from school when he sees two men dumping a rolled up
carpet into a ditch. Karl notices a scruffy trainer sticking out of one end. After telling the
police, who don’t seem to be that interested, Karl drags his friend Daniel to the ditch to
investigate further. But they are soon disturbed by two unsavory characters.
Anne Rooney is the author of Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Story of Mathematics, and Zombies on the Loose.
64 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Fiction
9781783220816 • September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
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Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Café
Anna Fienberg
Illustrations by Stephen Michael King
A new chapter book by the Tashi creator, starring the irrepressible Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba who get caught up
in cat-napping adventure
Figaro and Rumba are best friends. Figaro is a dog who loves
to run like the wind, and Rumba is a cat who once sang and
danced in Cuba. When they catch the Very Fast Train that goes
all the way to the beach, they meet a cunning crocodile with conga
drums and an elegant satin waistcoat. Surely such a musical creature couldn’t be a villain?
Anna Fienberg is the author of more than 20 children’s books,
including the Tashi series, the Minton series, and The Hottest
Boy Who Ever Lived. Stephen Michael King is the author of Leaf;
Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat; and Mutt Dog!; and has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Piglet and Papa and
Wacky Families.
96 pp • 7 x 9 • 90 Color Illustrations
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction
9781742373119 • October
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth •
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Little Red Riding Hood
Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Sybille Schenker
A fresh take on a timeless fairy tale
“A sumptuous edition of the old fairy tale uses
striking design to place readers in the forest
with the children. . . . The text has an appropriately old-fashioned feel that supports
Schenker’s masterful interpretation.
Gorgeous.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review
on Hansel and Gretel
“Without a doubt, it is the most
beautiful fairy tale I’ve seen this year.”
—Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
on Hansel and Gretel

• Co-op available
This stunning edition of the favorite fable about a
little girl in red on her journey through the woods
makes brilliant use of laser die-cut paper and silhouette-like illustrations to enliven every page.
Sybille Schenker’s evocative and exquisite illustrations bring a unique beauty and graphic excellence
to this beloved favorite.
The Brothers Grimm are famous throughout the
world for their tales and legends, which have been
translated, retold, and illustrated by myriad authors
and artists. Sybille Schenker is a freelance illustrator whose work includes Hansel and Gretel. She
lives in New York City.
52 pp • 9.75 x 11 • 16 Color Illustrations
24 B/W Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Folklore/Picture Books
9789888240791 • September
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The Wolf & the Seven Kids
Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Keiko Kaichi
A striking new interpretation of a classic fable

• Co-op available
In this classic Brothers Grimm tale, seven young goats
match wits with a vicious wolf. He tries to trick them while
their mother is away. Will he succeed? Beautifully illustrated
by Japanese artist Keiko Kaichi, this edition provides an
enchanting perspective on the familiar story.
The Brothers Grimm are famous throughout the world for
their tales and legends, which have been translated, retold,
and illustrated by myriad authors and artists. Keiko
Kaichi is an award-winning artist and illustrator.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Folklore/Picture Books
9789888240777 • September
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger
Translated by Anthea Bell
A beautiful edition of one of the most enduring and
haunting tales by the Brothers Grimm
The town of Hamelin is overrun by a plague of rats, and
the mayor calls on the Pied Piper to lead them out, taking
care of the problem. But when the townspeople refuse to
pay him, the Pied Piper entices the local children to leave
their homes and parents. Lisbeth Zwerger’s evocative and
exquisite illustrations perfectly capture this renowned
fairy tale.
The Brothers Grimm are famous throughout the world for
their tales and legends, which have been translated, retold,
and illustrated by myriad authors and artists. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children’s books and was awarded the Hans Christian
Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. She is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including The Little Mermaid
and Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Anthea Bell is an
award-winning translator who has translated numerous
Cornelia Funke novels and many Hans Christian Andersen stories.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11.5
13 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Classics/Picture Books
9789888240821 • September
$17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Snow Queen
Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrations by Yana Sedova
Translated by Anthea Bell
A stunningly illustrated retelling of an acclaimed fairy tale

• Co-op available
With a mix of naturalistic and surrealistic artwork, this translation captures the spirit
of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous works. Neighbors Kai and Gerda
grow up as best friends. But when Kai is swept away by the evil Snow Queen, Gerda
embarks on an adventure to save Kai.
Hans Christian Andersen is revered worldwide for his more than 160 fairy tales, including many cherished favorites such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess ad the
Pea, and The Ugly Ducking. Yana Sedova is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator who has translated numerous
Cornelia Funke novels and many Hans Christian Andersen stories.
64 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • 17 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Folklore/Picture Books
9789888240784 • September
$19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Eagle & the Wren
Jane Goodall
Illustrations by Alexander Reichstein
Jane Goodall retells a beloved story from her own childhood—a fable that illustrates how we depend on each other for help and support throughout our lives

• Co-op available
When the birds of the world squabble about who can fly the highest, the owl devises
a contest to settle the question. As one by one various contestants drop out, only the
eagle remains, soaring high above the earth. However, the wren, stowed away in the
eagle’s feathers, suddenly appears and uses him as a launching pad to fly even higher.
When they arrive back on the ground, the owl drives home the story’s moral of togetherness and teamwork. Goodall continues the theme in an afterword, explaining
how “we all need an eagle” and sharing insights on those who have played that role
in her own life. Reichstein’s illustrations of the winged creatures are meticulously crafted,
and the timeless, sweeping expanse of blue sky along with the heavenwards-slanted
text creates a soft visual echo of the story’s soaring motif.
Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, widely known for her
studies of chimpanzees, for conservation, and for animal welfare. Alexander Reichstein has worked for various international publishers, designing and illustrating books
for adults and children for more than 30 years. He studied printed media design and
illustration at the Moscow Polygraphical Institute.
32 pp • 5.25 x 7.25 • 14 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Folklore & Mythology
9789888240890 • September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC SERIES

The Other Day I Met a Bear
John M. Feierabend
Illustrations by Julia Love Miller
The other day, I met a bear,
Out in the woods, a-way out there

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
The beloved echo song “The Other Day I Met a Bear” is beautifully
rendered in this illustrated picture book. A favorite camping song for
generations, this whimsical work is paired with a history and notation
of the song as well as a link to a free download of two audio versions
of the song—one with singing and an instrumental. Serving as a preservation of the heritage of great folk music, this book is true treasure for
the whole family to enjoy time and again.
John M. Feierabend is a professor of music and the director of the music
education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
He is the author of the First Steps in Music series. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut. Julia Love Miller is an illustrator. She lives in Saratoga
Springs, New York.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 32 Line Drawings
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Folklore
9781622770762 • September
$16.95 (Can $19.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: World • GIA Publications

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The Crabfish

The Derby Ram

9781579997724

9781579997830

The Tailor
and the Mouse

There’s a Hole
in the Bucket!

9781579999032

9781579999704

I Know an Old Lady Who
Swallowed a Fly
Alan Mills
Illustrations by PisHier
Performed by Thomas Hellman
and Emilie Clepper
Classic sing-alongs for children

• Co-op available
The children’s classic “I Know an Old Lady Who
Swallowed a Fly,” for which singer-songwriter Alan
Mills is best known, precedes a potpourri of simple singable songs, often focusing on numbers and
letters and featuring hysterically funny animal characters. Singers Thomas Hellman and Emilie Clepper breathe new life into old traditions, performing
rootsy renditions of catchy songs written for children more than 50 years ago.
Alan Mills was a Canadian folksinger, writer, and
actor. He was best known for popularizing Canadian folk music, and he composed the classic folk
song “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”
(with lyrics by Rose Bonne). PisHier is an illustrator,
a painter, and an animator whose work has been
published in several Canadian magazines and
newspapers. He has also illustrated several children’s books, including Monstrueux secret de
legumes and Simone et la plus belle journée d’été. He lives in Quebec City. Thomas Hellman is a bilingual singer-songwriter
who won the prestigious Felix-Leclerc Award in 2007. His debut French album L’appartement received critical acclaim in both
Quebec and France. He has since released Departure Songs, a compilation of his early songs recorded in McGill University studios while he was working on his master’s degree on Irish writer Samuel Beckett. Emilie Clepper is a musician who has opened
for Martha Wainwright and Feist and was invited by legendary Texas singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa to accompany her on her
main stage performance at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. She has been a repeat performer at the Montreal Jazz Festival,
the prestigious Festival d’été in Quebec City, and the Festival Pully-Quebec in Switzerland. She is the daughter of Texas singer
songwriter Russell Clepper. They both live in Montreal.
40 pp • 8.25 x 8 • 18 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Includes Audio CD
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Picture Books/Music
9782924217238 • September • $16.95 (Can $22.95) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Spirit of the Sea
Rebecca Hainnu
Illustrations by Hwei Lim
The creation story of one of the central figures
in Inuit mythology

• Co-op available
This illustrated picture book tells the story of the
spirit of the sea, known by many Inuktitut names including Nuliajuq, Sedna, and Takannaaluk, who is
a key figure from the pantheon of Inuit lore. Sedna
was once a young woman who refused to marry, but
the lies and deception of a treacherous bird and her
own father’s cowardice lead her to a life of solitude
at the bottom of the ocean as the powerful, and at
times vengeful, spirit of the sea. Steeped in Inuit traditional values and lifestyle, this book serves as an
ideal introduction to the mythology of the first peoples to inhabit North America.
Rebecca Hainnu is the coauthor of A Walk on the
Tundra, which was a finalist for the 2013 Canadian
Children’s Round Table Information Book Award,
and the coauthor of Walking with Aalasi: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants. She
lives in Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada. Hwei Lim is
the illustrator of the Boris and Lalage short stories
series and Spera.
32 pp • 8.5 x 8.5
40 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Folklore/Picture Books
9781927095751 • November
$16.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia
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The Walrus Who Escaped
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and
Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
Illustrations by Anthony Brennan
A cheerfully illustrated tale with
Inuit roots

• Co-op available
In the time before animals were as they
are today, Walrus, who had spiraled,
curly tusks and not the long, straight tusks
we recognize today, spent his time diving
for clams. One day, Walrus was about to
surface with a mouthful of tasty clams,
when Raven cast a spell on the ocean,
freezing Walrus in place under the water.
Walrus’s curly, twisting tusks became
frozen in the enchanted ice, but Raven
soon discovered that his magic was no
match for Walrus’s great physical strength
as he managed to escape, but his tusks
would never be the same. This fun, dynamic animal tale pits two of the Arctic’s
most popular animal characters against
each other in an amusing battle of wits
and brawn.
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is an Inuit storyteller who has authored numerous books about Inuit mythology and life in the Arctic, including The Shadows Rush Past: A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales and Under the Ice. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is
the coauthor, along with Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, of Ajjiit: Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic and The Raven and the Loon.
Anthony Brennan is an illustrator and web designer.
32 pp • 7 x 9 • 40 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Fiction
9781927095683 • October • $16.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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Sweetest Kulu
Celina Kalluk
Illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis
A lyrical lullaby imbued with traditional Inuit beliefs

• Co-op available
This bedtime poem, written by internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer
Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts bestowed upon a newborn baby by all the
animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and lovingly written, this visually stunning
book is infused with the Inuit values of
love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.
Celina Kalluk is a throat singer who
has performer in countries around the
world, including Mali, Mexico, Greece,
and at Windsor Palace as part of
Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee
Celebration. She regularly sings as
part of the touring cast of Artcirq
Inuit Performance Collective, a community-based circus and multimedia
company based out of Iglulik, Nunavut. She is also a visual artist and has illustrated several book covers and other literacy material. She lives in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Alexandria Neonakis is an illustrator who works in the video game industry. She lives in Los Angeles.
32 pp • 10 x 8 • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Picture Books/Fiction
9781927095775 • November • $16.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia
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The Dreaded Ogress
of the Tundra
Neil Christopher
Illustrations by Larry MacDougall
A fun and creepy introduction to one of Inuit
mythology’s most terrifying figures

• Co-op available
In this spine-tingling storybook, a group of children come face to face with one of the tundra’s
most fearsome creatures: the amautalik. A huge and
smelly ogress that loves nothing more than to kidnap children, an amautalik is one of the worst foes
a child can come up against. In order to escape the
clutches of the frightful ogress, the children will
have to outsmart her by thinking quickly.
Neil Christopher is an educator, a filmmaker, and
an editor for Inhabit Media Inc. He is the author
of several books, including Arctic Giants and Ava
and the Little Folk. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut,
Canada. Larry MacDougall is the award-winning
illustrator of numerous books, including The
Shadows That Rush Past. He lives in Stoney Creek,
Ontario.
44 pp • 9 x 7
28 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2
Folklore/Picture Books
9781927095799 • November • $16.95 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
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How Things Came to Be
Inuit Stories of Creation
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
Illustrations by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall
and Emily Fiegenschuh
An illustrated collection of ancient Inuit creation stories

• Co-op available
From the origin of the caribou to how the sun and moon were
formed, these tales invite readers into the humor and wisdom
of Inuit traditional mythology. With accessible stories and striking artwork, this work is a compilation of the most popular and
important creation tales in the Inuit mythological canon for the
whole family to enjoy.
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is an Inuit storyteller who has authored
numerous books about Inuit mythology and life in the Arctic,
including The Shadows Rush Past: A Collection of Frightening
Inuit Folktales and Under the Ice. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is the
coauthor, along with Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, of Ajjiit: Dark
Dreams of the Ancient Arctic and The Raven and the Loon. Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall has been an illustrator for 15 years.
She is the illustrator of Black Bear, Loon & Walleye: A Fable
from the Northwoods. She lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Emily
Fiegenschuh is the illustrator of The Shadows that Rush Past.
Her work has appeared in numerous books, including the New
York Times bestsellers A Practical Guide to Dragons and A Practical Guide to Monsters. She lives in Seattle.
60 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 18 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Folklore/Fiction
9781927095782 • December • $16.95 (NCR) Cloth
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ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea
Scots Children’s Songs and Rhymes
Ewan McVicar
A collection of some of Scotland’s most imaginative, energetic, and playful songs and
rhymes, both centuries-old and modern
“A pleasure to dip into.” —Facts & Fiction magazine
“Surreal, energetic, hilarious. . . . A fascinating read.” —Scottish Field magazine
One of Scotland’s best-known storytellers introduces hundreds of hilarious, energetic, surreal, shocking, and nonsensical rhymes and songs from all over Scotland. Some date back
hundreds of years, while others have been collected on the author’s personal visits to schools.
The result is an entertaining anthology that also offers a fascinating insight into the minds
of Scottish children over the years.
Ewan McVicar is a former banker, guitar teacher, and social worker, and is now a freelance
storyteller and songwriter. He has performed in more than 200 schools and in castles, museums, folk festivals, and other venues throughout Britain, Canada, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States.
224 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Folklore/Scottish Studies
9781780271958 • Available • $12.95 (Can $15.95) Paper
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Alphabetical Sydney
Illustrations by Antonia Pesenti
Hilary Bell
A gorgeously illustrated, rhyming introduction to some of the things
that make Sydney great
A visually captivating, illustrated tribute to Sydney, this picture book
is unlike any other city guide. Two talented locals provide an insider’s
view of the harbor city in a clever, engaging way that will delight children and adults, Sydneysiders and visitors. From bats and cicadas to
lawn bowls and the zoo, readers of all ages are invited to discover the
magic of the Australian metropolis.
Antonia Pesenti is an award-winning architect and an illustrator who
has worked for Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Agence Philippe Starck.
Hilary Bell is a playwright whose work has been produced in Australia and internationally, including by the Sydney Theatre Company and the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. She is an Aurealis Award winner for young adult fiction. They both live in Sydney.
56 pp • 7 x 10.25 • 26 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up • Picture Books/Travel
9781742233703 • Available • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US, Canada, South America & Caribbean
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EGMONT HERITAGE
The Egmont Heritage range represents the very best in children’s literature in beautifully bound,
high quality editions with cloth quarter binding, head and tail bands, and placeholder ribbon.
Each: Classics • (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US • Egmont Heritage

The Animals of Farthing Wood
Colin Dann
“I think you’re forgetting something, Adder,” said Badger. “Before we begin our journey we all swore an oath, including you.”
Farthing Wood is being bulldozed and a drought means the animals no longer have anywhere to live or drink. Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole, and the other animals band
together and leave their ancestral home and set off to move to a far-away nature reserve.
The animals must unite in adversity. This is a story about tolerance, and cooperation. Both
heart-wrenching and heart-warming, this classic story continues to appeal and capture children’s imaginations.
Colin Dann’s first novel, The Animals of Farthing Wood, was an immediate success, winning many awards, and is now translated into 16 languages. Six sequels and one prequel
have followed.
400 pp • 6 x 7 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • 9781405267335 • November • $16.99

Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery
“It’s a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn’t it?”
Orphaned Anne has always dreamed of having a real home and family. When she is accidently sent to Green Gables Farm to live with Mr. and Mrs. Cuthbert, she immediately knows
that this will be home. But will the Cuthberts feel the same? Incurably romantic, insatiably
curious, and endlessly talkative, Anne must find her way into the hearts of the residents of
Avonlea—and not without some adventures along the way. Anne of Green Gables is an enduring children’s classic, loved by adults and children alike.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in 1874, and is best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.
464 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405271813 • February • $16.99

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
“Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to
conquer your fault.”
It’s Christmas Eve in the March household, but this will be a Christmas like no other:
their father is away fighting in the American Civil War and the March sisters and their
mother must try to make ends meet while their father is at war. Although life can be hard
for the family, and times are tough, this is an extraordinary story of triumph over adversity, recounting in exquisite detail, the lives, loves, trials, and triumphs of these four very
different sisters. The stories of Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg have charmed readers over five
generations and has earned its place as a classic coming of age novel.
Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania. Little Women is her most famous
work, and is based on the real life experiences of Louisa and her three sisters Anna, Elizabeth, and May.
408 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405271790 • February • $14.99

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What Katy Did
Susan Coolidge
“I’d like to have a large house and a splendiferous garden . . . I mean to do something grand. I don’t know what, yet; but when I’m grown up I shall find out.”
Katy Carr is mischievous, untidy, and unruly. Free to run wild around the countryside in which she has grown up, life for Katy is good—much to the continual
dismay of her Aunt Izzie who is endlessly mending Katy’s broken clothes and tidying up her mess. But Katy has grand plans for her future, and can’t wait to grow
up and fulfill her dreams. However, disaster strikes when Katy has a terrible accident which changes everything. Will Katy learn to control her temper and be as good
and kind as she had always dreamed of being?
Susan Coolidge is the pen name of Sarah Woolsey. Born in Ohio, in 1835, to a wealthy
family, she is most famous for What Katy Did.
232 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781405271806 • February • $14.99

Classic Tales of Babar
Jean de Brunhoff
Prefaced by A. A. Milne
“If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved
elephants, you will love them now.” —A. A. Milne
Containing both The Story of Babar the Little Elephant and Babar the King, this is
a perfect introduction to one of the most recognized characters in children’s literature. This delightful and charming classic of children’s literature has entertained
children and adults for more than 80 years.
Jean de Brunhoff (1899–1937) was a French writer and illustrator best known for
the Babar books. A. A. Milne (1882–1956) was an author best known for his books
about Winnie-the-Pooh.
112 pp • 7.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K
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Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Illustrations by Charles Robinson
And the Giant’s heart melted as he looked out. “How selfish I have been!” he said;
“I will knock down the wall, and my garden shall be the children's playground for
ever and ever."
The five stories in his collection for children show Wilde at his best; moving, witty, and
wise. In “The Happy Prince,” a grand but lonely statue recruits a swallow to help him
give to people in need; in “The Nightingale and the Rose,” a small bird makes a great sacrifice for love; “The Selfish Giant” is a beautiful story of the triumph of kindness; “The
Devoted Friend” is a morality tale told to a pompous water rat; and “The Remarkable
Rocket” charts the rise and fall of a particularly arrogant firework at a royal wedding.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was a writer and poet who wrote fairy tales for children and
adults. Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a renowned illustrator of such books as Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland, A Child’s Garden of Verses, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
96 pp • 60 B/W Illustrations • 9781405264235 • October

Fairy Tales from Many Lands
Illustrations by Arthur Rackham
Featuring the beautiful illustrations of one of the most lauded children’s illustrators of
all time
This enchanting collection of fairy tales from around the world includes some well-known,
and some lesser known, magical tales. From England comes the tale of Jack the Giant-Killer,
from France Sleeping Beauty—but there’s also the Cesarino and the Dragon from Italy, The
Adventures of Little Peachling from Japan, and The Golden Apple-Tree and the Nine Peahens from Serbiaby the unmistakable illustrations of Arthur Rackham, this collection will
delight a whole new generation of readers.
Arthur Rackham is acknowledged as one of the leading lights of the golden age of children’s book illustration in the 1920s, winning gold medals at both the Milan and Barcelona
exhibitions.
164 pp • 15 B/W Illustrations • 9781405267410 • September

Grimm’s Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Arthur Rackham
Arthur Rackham’s extraordinary illustrations are the perfect complement to these gothic,
magical, and timeless tales
This famous collection of fairy tales includes some familiar stories and some not-sofamiliar. Among well known classics such as Rumpelstiltskin, Tom Thumb, and The Golden
Goose there are also lesser known—but equally compelling—tales such as Jorinda and
Joringel, Clever Elsa, and The Robber Bridegroom.
The Brothers Grimm are among the most well-known storytellers of folk tales, popularizing such tales as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” and “Hansel and Gretel.” Arthur Rackham
is acknowledged as one of the leading lights of the golden age of children’s book illustration in the 1920s, winning gold medals at both the Milan and Barcelona exhibitions.
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The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection
Illustrations by Helen Oxenbury
Includes such favorites as “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” “Tiny Tim,” “Little Red Riding
Hood,” and “The Three Little Pigs”
This collection brings together a wealth of traditional nursery stories and rhymes, beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, one of today’s foremost illustrators. This new collection has been specially selected by Helen from three previous collections: Tiny Tim, The Helen
Oxenbury Nursery Rhyme Book, and The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Story Book. With her
distinctive verve and wit, Helen’s illustrations bring these classic rhymes and tales to life.
Helen Oxenbury is an illustrator who has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal
six times, winning it twice.
96 pp • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • 9781405267427 • September • $19.99

Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling
Illustrations by Chris Riddell
Just how did all the animals come to have each of their special characteristics? How
was the alphabet created?
“The first book I ever truly loved.” —Michael Morpurgo, author, War Horse
Have you ever wondered how the Leopard got his spots, how the Rhinosaurus got his
skin, or how the Alphabet was made? This witty and wonderful collection embarks upon
a fanciful voyage to unearth the answers to these very questions, and more. The Just So
Stories have long been regarded as a true classic of children’s literature. This Heritage edition is published with Rudyard Kipling’s original 1902 drawings, and color illustrations
by Chris Riddell.
Rudyard Kipling’s most famous works include The Jungle Book, Kim, and Just So Stories.
Chris Riddell is an illustrator.
160 pp • 8 Color Photos • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2
9781405267397 • October • $19.99

The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrations by Charles Robinson
“It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine.”
When spoiled, rude Mary Lennox is sent to live in her uncle’s lonely house on the moors,
she is miserable and alone. Then one day she discovers the key to a locked garden, and she
discovers the beauty that life can offer. The Heritage edition of this best-loved tale features
the gorgeous 1911 color illustrations by renowned illustrator Charles Robinson.
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than 40 books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Charles Robinson (1870–
1937) was a renowned illustrator of such books as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,
A Child’s Garden of Verses, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
336 pp • 9 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4
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The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
“We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.”
When a devastating tornado lifts up her house, Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto
find themselves transported to a strange and beautiful land. Fearing they may never
see home again, they set off on a magical journey. Accompanied by a Tin Woodman, a Scarecrow, and a Cowardly Lion, Dorothy finds her way onto the Yellow
Brick Road, which she must follow all the way to the Emerald City, where she hopes
The Wizard of Oz might be able to help her.
L. Frank Baum is the author of more than 120 children’s stories. He is best known
for The Wizard of Oz, which was first published in 1900. He went on to write 13
sequels.
192 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4
9781405271783 • February • $14.99

The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams
Illustrations by William Nicholson
Still as poignant today as it has ever been, one of the best-loved children’s books
of all time
In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means
to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most
knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being real means. “Real isn’t how you’re
made,” says the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves
you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become . . .” And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit’s journey towards becoming real, through the love of a child.
Margery Williams wrote many stories for children, of which The Velveteen Rabbit
is the most famous. William Nicholson is one of England’s most prestigious stilllife and portrait painters. His work in graphic design and woodcuts was innovative and remains influential. He also illustrated many children’s books.
48 pp • 7.5 x 9 • 11 Color Illustrations • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K
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The Original Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams
Illustrations by William Nicholson
Margery Williams’s heartwarming tale, first published in 1922, is still as touching
now as it was nearly a century ago
In the nursery, the Velveteen Rabbit and Skin Horse talk about how a toy becomes real.
“When a child loves you for a long, long time . . . then you become real,” the wise old
Skin Horse explains. A few days later, the Velveteen Rabbit finds himself tucked into
bed with a little boy, and the two soon become inseparable. This extraordinary story
is about love and the value it can invest in the people and things around you.
Margery Williams wrote many stories for children, of which The Velveteen Rabbit is
the most famous. William Nicholson is one of England’s most prestigious still-life and
portrait painters. His work in graphic design and woodcuts was innovative and remains
influential. He also illustrated many children’s books.
48 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 7 Color Illustrations
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Classics
9781405210546 • September
$9.99 (NCR) Paper
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The Water-Babies
150th Anniversary Edition
Charles Kingsley
Illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell
A beautifully packaged 150th-anniversary gift edition of a classic favorite
When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river and drowns, he is transformed from
a 12-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a “water-baby.”
In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects, and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement.
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) was a priest of the Church of England, university professor,
historian and novelist. The Water-Babies was his most famous novel. Mabel Lucie Attwell
(1879–1964) illustrated Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Water-Babies.
144 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Classics
9780230770331 • February • $29.99 (NCR) Cloth • Rights: US
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FAIRY BOOKS
Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a novelist, journalist, poet, and literary critic best known
for his collections of fairy tales known as The Fairy Books.
Each: 384 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • Folklore
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The Green Fairy Book
Heroes and villains, monsters and spirits adorn the pages of Andrew Lang’s third collection of fairy tales
Andrew Lang’s famous legacy of fairy books is here continued with the publication of the third
title. Purchased and read all over the world, Lang’s books proved tremendously popular when
first published and the spellbinding stories resonate to this day. This beautiful volume features
renditions of old favorites such as “The Story of the Three Bears,” “The Three Little Pigs,”
“The Magic Swan,” and “The Story of the Fisherman and His Wife” along with some perhaps
less well-known titles such as “The Enchanted Snake” and “Jack my Hedgehog.”
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Experience great adventures in the company of Kings and Queens, talking animals and
magical creatures in the fourth stunning volume
First published in 1894, this extensive fairy tale anthology was edited by Andrew Lang, a pioneering author and critic. By bringing together folk tales from all over the world and having them translated into English, many for the first time, he was able to create rich and varied
collections of stories, opening readers’ eyes to a whole world of magical possibility overseas.
Adults and children alike will enjoy the old favorites in this collection such as “The Emperor’s
New Clothes” along with the unsung gems such as “The Snow-Daughter and The Fire-Son”
and “In the Land of Souls”. The stories come from as far afield as Iceland and Greece and
from such differing sources as Native American oral tradition and the Brothers Grimm.
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The Lost Prince
Frances Hodgson Burnett
From the author of A Little Princess and The Secret Garden comes a masterful adventure that will capture the imagination: a tale of destiny, revolution, family and friendship
Twelve-year-old Marco and his father, Stefan, are exiled citizens of the impoverished Eastern European nation of Samavia. They live in London, where Stefan often receives mysterious visitors and where Marco befriends a street urchin known only as Rat. Stefan decides
to send the pair on a secret mission in Europe, carrying a coded message to fellow Samavian patriots across the continent. On their arrival in Europe, it quickly becomes clear that
Marco and Rat might not know the whole story; everywhere they go, Samavian exiles show
Marco particular attention, but it is not until their return to London that the magnitude of
the secret hidden within him becomes clear. Burnett’s evocation of early 20th-century Europe is masterful, and her imaginative tale of political intrigue and family destiny will appeal to readers of all ages.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) is best remembered for her children’s stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.
20 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Classics
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The Nutcracker
E. T. A. Hoffmann
The story that inspired the Tchaikovsky ballet is a magical tale of one little girl’s descent
into a dream-like world where the diabolical Mouse King rules
Full of magic and childish wonder, this coming-of-age novella has something for everyone:
beautiful dolls, ferocious battles, and dark undertones. Younger readers will be enchanted
by this children’s classic, while older readers will be intrigued to discover the background
to the famous ballet libretto. It is Christmas Eve and little Marie has tired of her new presents, happily playing with a nutcracker instead. So when her brother Fritz breaks it, she is
horrified, tenderly bandaging the little nutcracker with her ribbon and putting him to bed.
When the clock strikes midnight, Marie is stunned to see an army of mice advancing, led
by a seven-headed Mouse King. Her very own nutcracker leads the dolls and toys against
the mouse army and a violent battle ensues. This timeless tale is full of the magic of Christmas, but is a delight to read at any time of the year. Its enduring popularity is testament to
its originality and charm.
E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822) was a 19th-century German author and a leading figure
in the Romantic movement. During his varied career, he not only wrote short stories and
novels but worked also as a jurist, music critic, composer, and artist.
112 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Classics/Seasonal
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Puck of Pook’s Hill
Rudyard Kipling
From the author of The Jungle Book comes a magical fantasy story, rich in historical detail and filled with intrigue and excitement
“Around a century ago, Rudyard Kipling laid the foundations of modern children’s literature.” —Daily Telegraph
Una and Dan, reciting Shakespeare on a summer’s evening in rural Sussex, unwittingly summon the elf Puck. They are taken on a fantastic journey through Britain’s past, their magical companion plucking from history an array of fascinating characters for them to meet:
Parnesius, a Roman centurion who manned Hadrian’s wall; Wayland, a Saxon warrior and
blacksmith; Sir Richard, a Norman knight who made an extraordinary journey to Africa;
and many others. Each offers a story from his own life, mixing war and politics with adventure and intrigue. Each is rich with historical detail. One of the great classics of children’s literature, Puck of Pook’s Hill is by turns a fantastical story of magical otherness and
a compelling exploration of history. A runaway success on first publication, it still has the
power to excite children and their parents alike.
Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born in India but came to England
as a child. He is perhaps best remembered for his children’s books Just So Stories and The
Jungle Book, and for his novel Kim.
224 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
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The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain
Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in
this American classic from Mark Twain
London, 1547. Two boys meet by chance and strike up a conversation at the gates of a palace.
Tom Canty is a poor young boy with few prospects in life; his new friend happens to be
Prince Edward VI, the Prince of Wales. The prince and the pauper could not be more different from one another, except for the small fact that they look identical. When Tom admires the prince’s fine garments, he and Prince Edward decide on the spur of the moment
to swap clothes. But with cruel irony the prince is mistaken for a poor beggar in Tom’s rags
and kicked out of his own palace while Tom is taken to be the prince by everyone he meets.
Suddenly the prince and the pauper have swapped not only clothes but also their homes,
families, lives, and their very identities. While the boys are eager to learn about life in someone else’s shoes, they ultimately want to return to their own homes and families. But this
proves to be a tall order when nobody believes the prince’s claims that he is really a prince
despite being clothed in rags. This gripping tale of mistaken identity sees Mark Twain venturing into historical fiction for children while displaying his typical flair for witty dialogue
and incisive satire.
Mark Twain (1835–1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer, and novelist of numerous classics, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
280 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Classics
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Kate Douglas Wiggin
A delightful children’s classic tells the story of young Rebecca Rowena Randall, the mischief she gets into, and the difference she makes to the lives of those around her
“Beautiful and warm and satisfying.” —Mark Twain
Set in Riverboro, Maine, this quintessentially American story is a remarkable depiction of
rural life in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. We first meet Rebecca when
she is on her way to live with her spinster aunts, Miranda and Jane, due to her family’s financial straits. She has left behind her beloved home she grew up in, Sunnybrook Farm, her
widowed mother, and six siblings. A cheerful and imaginative little girl, Rebecca soon forms
a close bond with her Aunt Jane. Her natural wit and charm also endear Rebecca to the
people of the village, who are struck by her positivity. However there remains a shadow
over Rebecca’s happiness: Aunt Miranda is baffled by her niece’s vivid imagination, and
childish wonder at all she sees. But when her mother falls ill and Rebecca is forced to look
after her old farmstead home as well as her ailing mother, it may just be that Miranda has
grown fond of her niece after all.
Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923) was an American author, scholar, and songwriter. A lifelong advocate of innovations in children’s education, she set up and ran the first free kindergarten in California for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Today she is best known
for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
208 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Classics
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The Wouldbegoods
E. Nesbit
The Bastable children are up to yet more adventures in this sequel to The Story of the
Treasure Seekers—a delightful classic that will charm children and adults alike
The Bastable children have been banished to the country in disgrace—following a particularly damaging reenaction of a jungle scene featuring expensive stuffed animals and a garden hose. The gang of six, Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H.O.),
decides to turn over a new leaf. Spurred on by Dora’s urgings, the children found “The Society of the Wouldbegoods”—aiming to mend their ways by being good whenever possible. But the schemes they undertake to try to be good and make themselves useful never
seem to quite go as planned. Even when they are attempting to be well behaved, they seem
unable to endear themselves to adults, instead, among other things, they cause a fire, some
flooding, get held hostage, and find time to purchase a pistol along the way. It seems that
despite their best intentions, they are destined to leave a trail of destruction in their wake—
and to be, frankly, naughty.
Edith Nesbit (1858–1924) was a prolific children’s author, writing more than 60 books including The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and The Story of the Treasure Seekers.
304 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Classics
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VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS
L. M. Montgomery
L. M. Montgomery (1874–1942) was a prolific writer who published many short stories, poems, and novels,
many of which were inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island.
She is best known for her children’s classics Anne of Green Gables and its sequels.
Each: 352 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Classics
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Rilla of Ingleside
A timeless, heartwarming classic from the author of Anne of Green Gables, the tale of
Anne Shirley’s irrepressible daughter, Rilla
Anne Shirley’s children are almost all grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla, who
is now almost 15-years-old. No one can resist Rilla’s bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile,
and Rilla herself can think no further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four
Winds lighthouse, and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford. But at the dance,
news is brought that England has declared war on Germany. At first, this means little to Rilla,
on the threshold of so many new excitements. But as her brothers go off to fight in the Great
War and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn baby in a soup tureen, she is swept into
a drama that tests her courage and will leave her changed for ever.
352 pp • 9780349004518

Jane of Lantern Hill
From the author of Anne of Green Gables, the enchanting story of a young girl’s
dream to reunite with her long-divided family
For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother
in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead—until she accidentally learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends
the summer at his cottage on Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems
unladylike, she dares to dream that there could be such a house back in Toronto—a house
where she, Mother, and Father could live together without Grandmother directing their lives—
a house that could be called home.
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Emily’s Quest

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Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton, who died in 1968, is one of the most popular and prolific children’s authors of all time.
She wrote more than 700 books, which have been translated into many languages throughout the world.
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The Island of Adventure
70th Anniversary
Illustrations by Stuart Tresilian
Foreword by Cressida Cowell
A beautiful 70th anniversary edition of the first book in Enid Blyton’s classic Adventure
series, gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Stuart Tresilian, now in full
color, and with a foreword by Cressida Cowell
For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot, the summer holidays in Cornwall are
everything they’d hoped for, until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking
place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom—where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea.
Stuart Tresilian illustrated The Jungle Book and many other books that have come to be regarded as classics. Cressida Cowell is the bestselling author of numerous children’s books, including How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, and How to Train Your Dragon.
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The Island of Adventure
The first thrilling installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot, the summer holidays in Cornwall are
everything they’d hoped for, until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking
place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom—where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea.
288 pp • 9781447262770 (Replaces 9780330446297) • October • $9.99 Paper

The Castle of Adventure
The second exciting installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
Why is everyone so afraid of the castle on the hill, and what dark secrets lurk inside its walls?
Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are on holiday in the countryside, staying on the side of Castle Hill. When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, they decide
to investigate—and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy
underground passages.
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The Valley of Adventure
The third exciting installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
Nothing could be more exciting than a daring night flight on Bill’s plane. But Philip, Dinah,
Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot soon find themselves flying straight into a truly amazing
adventure. Who are the two strange pilots, and what is the secret treasure hidden in the lonely
and mysterious valley where the children land?
288 pp • 9781447262763 (Replaces 9780330448352)

The Sea of Adventure
The fourth exciting installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
A mysterious trip to the desolate Northern Isles soon turns into a terrifying adventure when
Bill is kidnapped. Marooned far from the mainland on a deserted coast, Philip, Dinah, LucyAnn, Jack, and Kiki the parrot find themselves playing a dangerous game with an unknown
enemy. Will they escape with Bill and their lives?
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The Mountain of Adventure
The fifth exciting installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
Surely a peaceful holiday in the Welsh mountains will keep the children out of trouble. But the
mystery of a rumbling mountain soon has them thirsty for more adventure. Philip, Dinah, LucyAnn, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are determined to explore the mountain and uncover its secret,
but first they must escape from a pack of ravenous wolves and a mad genius who plans to rule
the world.
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The Ship of Adventure
The sixth exciting installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
An amazing voyage around the beautiful Greek islands becomes an exciting quest to find the
lost treasure of the Andra! Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are plunged into
a search for hidden riches—with some ruthless villains hot on their trail! Will they find the
treasure before it’s too late?
288 pp • 9781447262800 (Replaces 9780330448369)

The Circus of Adventure
The seventh exciting installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
Why did Bill have to bring the babyish Gustavus with them on holiday? Jack knows he’ll only
be trouble. But when Gustavus is kidnapped, along with Philip, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, Jack
and Kiki the parrot bravely set out to rescue them, leading them to a faraway land and the discovery of a plot to kill the King.
288 pp • 9781447262817

The River of Adventure
The final thrilling installment in Enid Blyton’s Adventure series
A river cruise through ancient desert lands becomes a mysterious adventure when Bill disappears. While Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are desperately searching for
Bill, they become trapped beneath a forgotten temple where no one has set foot for 7,000 years.
What dangers lurk within, and will they ever escape?
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ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
Retold by Pauline Francis
Essential Classics is an accessible series that offers a quick way into a range of classic novels. Each story is a shortened,
dramatically illustrated version of the original book, and loses none of the strength and flavor of the original.
Pauline Francis has 20 years of experience as a secondary school teacher and trained librarian. She is the author of several
retellings of well-known classics, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Frankenstein, and The War of the Worlds.
Each: 56 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Classics
September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea
9 Color Illustrations
9781783220540

David Copperfield
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220328

Black Beauty
13 Color Illustrations
9781783220557

The Hound of
the Baskervilles
11 Color Illustrations
9781783220625

Call of the Wild
13 Color Illustrations
9781783220564

Huckleberry Finn
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220779

The Illiad
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220588

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ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
Each: 56 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Classics
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

Jane Eyre

Kidnapped

10 Color Illustrations
9781783220632 • October

Little Women

The Lost World

11 Color Illustrations
9781783220663 • October

The Odyssey
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220687 • November

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11 Color Illustrations
9781783220656 • October

13 Color Illustrations
9781783220670 • November

The Phantom
of the Opera
6 Color Illustrations
9781783220700 • November

Robinson Crusoe
14 Color Illustrations
9781783220717 • November

ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
Each: 56 pp • 5.75 x 8.25 • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Classics
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • ReadZone Books

The Secret Garden
11 Color Illustrations
9781783220724 • November

Treasure Island
14 Color Illustrations
9781783220748 • December

White Fang
12 Color Illustrations
9781783220755 • December

A Tale of Two Cities
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220731 • December

The Turn of the Screw
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220335 • December

The Wizard of Oz
10 Color Illustrations
9781783220762 • December

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JILL TOMLINSON
Jill Tomlinson and Paul Howard
Jill Tomlinson’s gently instructive animal tales have been charming children for decades.
Illustrator Paul Howard has collaborated on many books, including Bravest Ever Bear.
Each: 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Fiction
September • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
The tale of a mischievous gorilla who can’t wait to grow up
“Sure to attract newly independent readers.”
—Publishers Weekly
Pongo is a young gorilla who lives in the mountains of Africa. He
has long glossy black hair and a black shiny nose. But Pongo can’t
wait to grow up, when he will have a silver back like his father’s
and a big chest that he can thump. With gentle humor and comfort,
this tale reveals how Pongo learns that growing up isn’t just about
chest-thumping.
112 pp • 9781405271950 (Replaces 9781405210812)

The Hen Who Wouldn’t Give Up
The inspiring story of a hen with as much pluck as she has cluck
Hilda is a small, speckled hen, and when Hilda makes up her mind, nothing can stop her. Hilda’s
auntie has just had a family of chicks, and she’s determined to visit them. But how is Hilda
going to travel the five miles to her auntie’s farm?
112 pp • 9781405271936 (Replaces 9781405210836)

The Otter Who Wanted to Know
The story of an otter who learns to figure things out for herself
Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and
floating in the sea, chasing fish, and asking a hundred and one questions. One day Pat’s quiet life is turned upside down when she gets
caught up in a pretty scary adventure. Suddenly she doesn’t have
time to ask any questions, and even if she did, no one would know
the answers. This time Pat just has to find things out for herself.
96 pp • 9781405271943 (Replaces 9781405210829)

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JILL TOMLINSON
Each: 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Fiction
October • $9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
A reissue of a heartwarming story about a cat in danger of using
up all of her nine lives
Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village
with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air balloon and is carried off over the channel to
England. How will she ever get back to France? It won’t be easy,
but Suzy refuses to be put off by a bit of water.
96 pp • 9781405271967 (Replaces 9781405232517)

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
A baby owl learns not to fear the dark
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was,
except for one thing—he is afraid of the dark. “Dark is nasty,” he
says and so he won’t go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl
sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he
meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady,
a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas,
a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super
after all.
112 pp • 9781405271974 (Replaces 9780749707958)

The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out
A perfect story for animal lovers young and old
Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this
he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious
thing and anything can change at a moment’s notice. The next blizzard, the next meal, and the threat of being orphaned are all challenges that must be faced. But how will Otto and his friends
manage? The only way that penguins can do—by looking after
each other.
96 pp • 9781405271912 (Replaces 9781405230414)

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

Blood and Guts and Rats’ Tail Pizza
Vivian French
A hilarious, horrible, laugh-out-loud story about the Blood and Guts Café from the Tiara
Club author
Hank can’t work out where all his customers have gone. They usually wait in line for miles
for a taste of his rats’ tail pizza and special guts pie with blood sauce. And when he finds them
all at a newly opened cake shop, sitting at tables and sipping tea, he can’t believe it. He’s got
to find a way to win his customers back—but how?
Vivian French is the author of more than 100 children’s books, including the Tiara Club series.
80 pp • Fiction • 9781444007299

My Own Special Way
Mithaa Alkhayyat
Retold by Vivan French
Translated by Fatima Sharafeddini
Little Hamda wants to wear the veil like her big sisters, but must find her own special way
to prove she’s grown
Hamda feels left out. She wants to be like her four sisters. One evening she makes a decision,
and nobody can change her mind. She wants to wear the veil like her sisters. Each sister puts
forward her own suggestion based on what worked for her. But it is up to Hamda to work
out her own unique way to wear the veil, making it a part of her active and happy life.
Maitha Alkhayat is a children’s author. Vivian French is the bestselling children’s author of
the Tiara Club series. Maya Fidawi is an illustrator.
64 pp • Fiction • 9781444003208

Noah’s Ark
Georgie Adams
Illustrations by Anna C. Leplar
A delightful retelling of the story of Noah and the flood
Georgie Adams’ retelling of the story of Noah and the flood is written with delightful simplicity, and illustrated with charming soft watercolors.
Georgie Adams is the author of Animal Stories for Bedtime. Anna C. Leplar is an illustrator.
64 pp • Religious • 9781444007893

110

CARAMEL TREE READERS STARTER LEVEL
Mariam Seedat and Frances Ulrich

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

The Chicken, the Whale, and the Shark
Chika the chicken splashes around on the beach. She must watch out for
the shark! This story focuses on the sounds created by combining consonants
with the letter “h.”
9788966298808 • October

The Clever Crab
Clive is a clever crab, but he cannot clap. He can climb, crawl, and drink
from a straw but he cannot clap, clap, clap. This story highlights double consonants.
9788966298792 • October

Ken and His Red Tin Rocket
Ken is a chipmunk who finds a red tin. He gets inside and soon it becomes
a rocket! This story focuses on short vowel sounds.
9788966298778 • September

Pete the Pelican
Pete the Pelican is huge; he is too big to fly. His friend, June, decides to help
and ties Pete onto her plane. This story reviews the “Magic E” with each of
the vowels.
9788966298785 • October

Troy Waits for a Train
Troy waits for a train. It is a gray day and maybe it will rain; he waits and
waits as the clouds get very gray. This story highlights diphthongs.
9788966298815 • October

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 1
• $100,000 series marketing budget
The Caramel Tree Readers Level 1 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 5 to 7. It consists
of picture books with approximately 200 words relating to key themes to help students learn vocabulary.
Each: 40 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

The Big House
Billie Huban
This story highlights adjectives and vocabulary for different furniture around
the house, and the colorful illustrations help to provide picture clues for
beginner readers.
Billie Huban has written more than 20 stories for children and is a teacher
and ESL professional. She lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
9788966298822 • September

Maddy Goes to the Zoo
Billie Huban
Maddy goes to the zoo with her dad, but she can’t see the animals because
she is too short. What will she do? This book highlights prepositions in addition to adjective synonyms and antonyms.
Billie Huban has written more than 20 stories for children and is a teacher
and ESL professional. She lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
9788966298860 • November

Mike the Genius
Travis Baker
Mike studies diligently every day and night. But will he wake up for the final
test? The colorful illustrations in this story take readers through different subjects at school and help them to learn common verbs related to studying.
Travis Baker is an experienced ESL teacher and adapted Puss in Boots and
Rumpelstiltskin in the Caramel Tree Readers Level 2 series.
9788966298846 • October

Rainbow Children
Vicki Cameron
All the children choose their clothes in the morning. When they reach school
and discover their unique colors, they create a beautiful rainbow together.
This story provides vocabulary for clothes and color.
Vicki Cameron is the author of Mary and Her Bucket and Messy Bessy. She
lives in Oxford Station, Ontario.
9788966298839 • October

The Three Little Mice
Lily Erlic
Three little mice try to outperform each other by running, jumping, and swimming. This story highlights safety while playing. It also helps students practice comparatives and superlatives.
Lily Erlic is the author of several books for children. Her book, Grasslands,
won the Teacher’s Choice Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
9788966298853 • October

112

CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 2
• $100,000 series marketing budget
The Caramel Tree Readers Level 2 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 5 to 7.
It offers a range of classic fairy tale adaptations and stories with 500 to 700 words.
Each: 40 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Blue Bear Makes Blueberry Pie
Lily Erlic
Blue Bear works hard to gather blueberries to make a blueberry pie. Rabbit and Fox will not help but, when the pie is ready, they want a piece. Will
Blue Bear share? Maybe next time Rabbit and Fox will not be so lazy.
Lily Erlic is the author of several books for children. She lives in Victoria,
British Columbia.
9788966298884 • September

Country Mouse Goes to the City
Billie Huban
Country Mouse works hard in his farm. One day, his cousin who lives in
the city comes to visit Country Mouse and promises him a life of luxury in
the city. Country Mouse must decide on whether he wants to work hard
and feel safe or live a life of luxury in constant danger.
Billie Huban has written more than 20 stories for children and is a teacher
and ESL professional. She lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
9788966298891 • October

Jack and the Beanstalk
Will Jamieson
After climbing a giant beanstalk into the sky, Jack discovers a Giant. The
colorful illustrations in this adaptation capture Jack’s adventure.
Will Jamieson is the author of Saving Jerry and The Wishing Well. He lives
in Surrey, British Columbia.
9788966298914 • November

Little Red
Crystal J. Stranaghan
Little Red must take a basket of food to her Grandma. Then she meets Mr.
BGW (Big Gray Wolf). This beautifully illustrated adaptation of the “Little Red Riding Hood” story, brings a unique twist to the classic fairy tale.
Crystal J. Stranaghan is the author of several books for young readers. She
lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
9788966298907 • November

The Three Brothers and the Dragon
Jared Hunt
Three brothers with unique personalities and talents head off to school. When
they face a dragon that won’t let them cross the bridge, the brothers pull
their individual talents together to defeat the dragon and make it to school.
Jared Hunt is a creative writing mentor for the Creative Writing for Children Society. He lives in Richmond, British Columbia.
9788966298877 • September

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 3
• $100,000 series marketing budget
The Caramel Tree Readers Level 3 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9.
It offers a long list of new, original stories with approximately 1,000 words.
Each: 40 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Comet Boy
Melanie Jackson
Gordon is visiting a planetarium with his mom. He sees the crystals from a
comet’s tail inside a glass case and cannot resist the temptation to touch them.
Suddenly, Gordon is filled with super strength and now must find a way to return to normal—only if he can escape the planetarium first.
Melanie Jackson is the author of The Man in the Moonstone, Queen of Disguises, and Spy in the Alley. She lives in Vancouver.
9788966298945 • October

No Eggs Maria
Travis Baker
Maria is a poor hen who cannot lay eggs, but she learns that using her own
natural talents can bring a much greater reward than simply laying eggs.
Travis Baker is an experienced ESL teacher and adapted Puss in Boots and
Rumpelstiltskin in the Caramel Tree Readers Level 2 series.
9788966298921 • September

Not All Londoners Wear Hats
Claire Kamber
Sun is a Korean boy who goes on vacation with his family to London, England. When he becomes lost he gets help from a local police officer, who helps
Sun realize his travel book has some misinformation and is a bit outdated.
Claire Kamber is a qualified Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) instructor and the author of Crazy Camera.
9788966298969 • November

When the World Forgot the Colors
Billie Huban
When Ray attempts to color a nature scene for his art class, he cannot remember
the colors for the scene. Then, when the rainbow itself cannot remember the
colors for the scene, it rearranges the world’s colors according to Ray’s picture.
Billie Huban has written more than 20 stories for children and is a teacher
and ESL professional. She lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
9788966298952 • October

William’s Watermelon Garden
Katherine Leigh
William is quite jealous of his friend’s big garden and wants to have his own,
but his family lives in an apartment. He is frustrated, believing that no one is
listening to him and no one cares. One night, William goes to sleep in a bad
mood and soon finds himself in the strangest of situations as watermelons start
to grow in unusual places.
Katherine Leigh is a former ESL teacher and the author of Kahotep’s Adventure and Super Earo.
9788966298938 • September

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 4
• $100,000 series marketing budget
The Caramel Tree Readers Level 4 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9.
The diverse, original stories have a word count of approximately 2,000 words.
Each: 40 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

The Brainstormer
Katherine Leigh
Jimmy has an unusually large head. One day, everything changes as his head
grows bigger and bigger and lifts him up to the clouds. How can Jimmy come
back down to Earth?
Katherine Leigh is a former ESL teacher who works with elementary schools.
She is the author of Kahotep’s Adventure and Super Earo.
9788966298990 • September

Bruno and the Brazilian Magic Eraser
Don MacMillan
Bruno is allergic to fake latex erasers, so he can never make a mistake in
school. One day, he receives an eraser made from real latex extracted from
“magic” rubber trees in the Amazon. Bruno is thrilled with his gift but soon
realizes the power of the magic eraser and must decide if he should keep it.
Don MacMillan is a children’s author. He lives in Beaverbrook, Nova Scotia.
9788966299003 • September

The Day They Skipped Emma’s Birthday
Oliver Neubert
Emma wakes up one day and thinks that nobody remembers her birthday.
She is sad, but what can she do? Should she tell everyone it is her birthday?
Oliver Neubert is the author of several books for children. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
9788966298983 • September

Derrick the Dentist and the Dangerous Giant
Simon Rose
Derrick the dentist is picked to face the dangerous giant from destroying
the village. The problem is that Derrick is not very strong. He can hardly
hold up his heavy sword. How will he stop the giant?
Simon Rose is the author of several novels for middle grade readers. He lives
in Calgary, Alberta.
9788966299010 • October

The Queen and Mr. Cunningham
Jan L. Coates
Liam loves his ageing gray cat, Queen Scruffabella, but his new baby brother
may be allergic to her. Liam is faced with a difficult decision: should he keep
his baby brother or his beloved cat?
Jan L. Coates has written more than 20 stories for children. She has twice
been short-listed in the Atlantic Writers’ Competition. She lives in Wolfville,
Nova Scotia.
9788966298976 • September

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 5
• $100,000 series marketing budget
The Caramel Tree Readers Level 5 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 7 to 9.
With approximately 4,000 words each, the stories provide students the opportunity
to expand their reading skills by witnessing character development and more complex plots.
Each: 44 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Education Resource
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Andy’s Big Discovery
Crystal J. Stranaghan
Andy accidentally discovers a formula to make plants grow big but soon realizes the potential problems that these could create. Andy and his scientist
dad must find a formula to reverse the growth and restore normality.
Crystal Stranaghan is the author of several books for young reader. She lives
in Vancouver, British Columbia.
9788966299041 • October

If Dogs Could Talk
Jan L. Coates
Camila always wished she could talk to her dog but when a friendly neighbor
makes this possible, she is not sure whether a talking dog is such a good idea.
Jan L. Coates has written more than 20 stories for children. She has twice been
short-listed in the Atlantic Writers’ Competition. She lives in Wolfville,
Nova Scotia.
9788966299034 • September

Mr. Beethoven and Me
Jan L. Coates
Antonia must prepare for the Beethoven Bonanza and she receives some special help from Mr. Beethoven himself.
Jan L. Coates has written more than 20 stories for children. She has twice been
short-listed in the Atlantic Writers’ Competition. She lives in Wolfville,
Nova Scotia.
9788966299058 • October

Revenge of the Toothless Pirate
Jared Hunt
The Tooth Fairy is being held captive by the Toothless Pirate. It takes some
ingenuity to free her and stop receiving the squished bugs from her captor.
Jared Hunt is a creative writing mentor for the Creative Writing for Children
Society. He lives in Richmond, British Columbia.
9788966299065 • November

The Swamp
Will Jamieson
Ben finds an alien stranded in the swamp and decides to help him, even though
he smells like rotten eggs. He soon learns the alien’s true intentions, and he
must act quickly to avoid an alien invasion.
Will Jamieson is the author of Saving Jerry and The Wishing Well. He lives in
Surrey, British Columbia.
9788966299027 • September

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CARAMEL TREE READERS LEVEL 6
• $100,000 series marketing budget
The Caramel Tree Readers Level 6 is a delicious series of leveled readers for children ages 9 to 12.
It contains a mix of classic story adaptations and new, original stories with approximately 7,000 words.
Each: 60 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 10 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Education Resource
$5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper • Rights: World • Caramel Tree Readers

Around the World in 80 Days
Nick Fox
This fast-paced and action-packed adaptation of the classic story will captivate the readers’ attention as they join Phileas Fogg and his group on their
quest to travel around the world in 80 days.
Nick Fox is a writer. He lives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
9788966299102 • November

Gulliver’s Travels
Jared Hunt
Gulliver finds himself in a strange land and must face a land of giants, illness, the warring people of Lilliput, and many other obstacles.
Jared Hunt is a creative writing mentor for the Creative Writing for Children Society. He lives in Richmond, British Columbia.
9788966299072 • September

The Jungle Book
Jenny Moore
Mowgli, an orphaned boy, befriends various animals who teach him the ways
of the jungle.
Jenny Moore has had her work appeared in such magazines as Cricket, Spacesports & Spidersilk, and Teach Kids. She lives in Joseph, Oregon.
9788966299119 • November

Sherlock Holmes and the Orphanage Mystery
Heather Wright
Charlie and his younger sister, Harriet, take on a very dangerous mission
for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The pair faces grave danger in order
to uncover the mystery of why children are being injured at the orphanage.
Heather Wright is the author of Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for
Teens. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.
9788966299096 • October

Through the Looking Glass
Crystal J. Stranaghan
Alice falls through the looking glass and ends up in a back-to-front world
where going somewhere requires one to go away from it. This clever adaptation of the classic story takes readers through a wild adventure as Alice
meets interesting characters and faces crazy situations.
Crystal Stranaghan is the author of several books for young readers. She
lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
9788966299089 • September

117

SUPER BADDIES
M. C. Badger
Welcome to Baddie Primary: where super villains learn to be bad. This exciting comic-strip style series
for reluctant readers follows baddie kids as they learn everything from evil cackling to explosions
and general mischief. The only problem is that the baddies’ school is right across the road from
Goodie Primary. Those annoying goodies really are the worst. Luckily, being a baddie is the best fun ever!
M. C. Badger has written more than 20 children’s books under the name Meredith Badger, including Fairy School Dropout.
Each: 48 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction
October • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Hardie Grant Egmont

Baddies vs. Goodies
The first in a series about being bad—it’s the best
Scorcher and his friends are already in a battle with those dorks from Goodie Primary—
and it’s only the first day of term! Who will win?
9781921848421

When Robots Go Bad
The second in a perfect, action-packed comic series for young baddies
Oh no! A cleaning robot has stormed Baddie Primary. Can Frosty save the day without freezing up?
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SUPER BADDIES
Each: 48 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction
January • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Hardie Grant Egmont

Bad News Birthday
The third in a series filled with dynamic illustrations and funny prose
Bad Mads is super excited about her birthday today—until she finds out that goodies have
crashed her party. Can she stop them before they ruin everything?
9781921848445

Running Riot
The fourth baddies adventure—goodies better watch out
It’s a race between Mean Streak and his arch-nemesis, Super Flash! First to get the flag from
Goodie Primary wins.
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ZAC POWER SPY RECRUIT
H. I. Larry
Zac Power is a 12-year-old boy who comes from a family of spies. Seemingly ordinary,
he has a secret life full of extraordinary fast-paced adventures involving state-of-the-art gadgets
and spy equipment. With a maximum of 50 words per page, Spy Recruits are packed with illustrations
and word art. Young readers can easily get through the books and feel a great sense of achievement.
Older readers can also enjoy Spy Recruits for the quick read and awesome illustrations.
The series was formerly called Zac Power Test Drive.
H. I. Larry is the author of the Zac Power series.
Each: 48 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction
October • $6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US, Asia X Japan • Hardie Grant Egmont

Zac’s Sticky Fix
Zac test drives a Squid Submersible and a Stickystorm Autobiotic Glue-Gun. Will they work even deep under the water?
9781742978086 (Replaces 9781921502064)

Zac Blasts Off
Zac is off on Spy Camp to do space training. Can he dodge the
space lasers?
9781742978093

Zac’s Bank Bust
Zac test drives a Rust Bucket and Marble Flares. Are they enough
to help stop a bank robbery?
9781742978109 (Replaces 9781921502095)

Zac Runs Wild
Zac is off to Spy Camp to train animals. Will he escape from the
angry lion?
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ZAC POWER
H. I. Larry
Completely redesigned, this series is for early readers who may have outgrown themes in regular school readers
but are not yet ready to read more complex and sophisticated adventure books. Zac is a 12-year-old boy who comes
from a family of spies. Seemingly ordinary, he has a secret life full of extraordinary, fast-paced adventures involving
state-of-the-art gadgets and spy equipment. High on action but low on word count, each book is a standalone
story in which Zac is sent on an exciting mission by the Government Investigation Bureau, a top secret
organization. Illustrations of the awesome gadgets Zac uses on his missions act as reading breaks.
H. I. Larry is the author of the Zac Power series.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
September • $6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US, Asia X Japan • Hardie Grant Egmont

Sky High
Zac is flying high in another fantastic adventure
A piece of top-secret GIB technology has been stolen, and Zac Power has to get it back. Blasting off toward a secret hide-out in the sky, he faces his strangest enemy yet.
9781742979892 (Replaces 9781921417610)

Volcanic Panic
Zac is deep underwater in his latest mission
When Zac’s latest mission briefing sends him to a secret volcanic island in the middle of
the ocean, he knows that something isn’t quite right. Then he discovers a secret that GIB
has been trying to uncover for years.
9781742978345 (Replaces 9781921417313)

Close Shave
This time, it’s personal
Zac’s favorite hair gel has been spiked with a hair-removing ingredient. The only antidote
is being held for ransom. If Zac can’t find the culprits, the entire town, including Zac himself, will be bald within a day. No one messes with Zac’s hair.
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BRAVEMOUSE READERS
Molly Coxe

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.8 million copies
“Creatively composed photographs are the highlight of this distinctive picture book. . . . [It has] the feel
of a very large epic on a very small scale.” —Publishers Weekly on Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue
“Reluctant readers will be drawn in by the title, as well as by the colorful cover. The clear, full-color illustrations are
warm and reflect Mirabel and Maxie’s feelings for one another.” —School Library Journal on The Great Snake Escape
“It’s not easy to get pop culture into an easy-to-read, but Coxe managed to do so in this clever book starring
Radish Rabbit. . . . Bold pictures are the right complement for this sassy story.” —Booklist on R Is for Radish
Molly Coxe is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books include Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue,
Big Egg, Cat Traps, The Great Snake Escape, Hot Dog, and R Is for Radish. Her awards include a Children’s
Choice Award from the International Reading Association, and her early-reader titles were Children’s Book
of the Month Club selections. She is the creative director of Brave Mouse Books. She lives in Ojai, California.
Each: 40 pp • 6 x 9 • 20 Color Photos • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Fiction/Education Resource
September • $3.99 (Can $4.99) Paper • Rights: World • Brave Mouse Books

Princess Pig
A Short Vowel Adventure
The phonics focus of this book helps teachers looking for materials to fit specific lesson plans, but the stories never feel “educational.”
“Let’s play princess,” said Pig.
“I will give you three wishes,” says Twig.
But three wishes are not enough for Princess Pig. She wants four, then five, then six!
Pig and Twig are friends, but Pig is being demanding. What will Twig do? Princess Pig features the “short i” sound, a bossy pig, and a friend who knows when to say “No!”
9781940947228

Rat Attack
A Short Vowel Adventure
The phonics focus of this book helps teachers looking for materials to fit specific lesson plans, but the stories never feel “educational.”
Gram is making jam for Ann, Fran, and Stan.
She hears a tap.
“Who’s that?” asks Gram.
Find out who it is in this funny story for beginning readers. Rat Attack features the “short
a” sound, some sneaky, jam-loving rats, and three brave mice who have a plan to save Gram—
and the jam.
9781940947211

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TERRA TEMPO

The Academy of Planetary Evolution
David R. Shapiro
Illustrations by Christopher Herndon
Ride along with the Time Explorers in their third adventure

• Co-op available
• Author tour to include Naperville, Illinois; Maplewood, New Jersey;
Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Walla Walla, Washington
The third volume in the Terra Tempo graphic novel series starts off with a big bang as the series’
intrepid heroes, Jenna, Caleb, and Ari race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, making their
way through the evolution of mammals. They will finally earn their degrees from the Academy
of Planetary Evolution and be considered full-fledged Time Explorers. But when the Bone Wars
of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age, and Ari has been taken in for questioning, the kids find themselves in a fight alongside some of history’s most notable natural historians, including Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie. They must
race to ensure the safety of the world’s history—and its future.
David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations and the author of several children’s picture books. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Christopher Herndon is an artist, the creator of two comic book series, and
the illustrator of numerous album covers, games, and magazines. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
168 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 168 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Graphic Novels/Fiction
9781940052090 • October • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Paper • Rights: World • Craigmore Creations

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The Four Corners of Time

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Smooch & Rose
Samantha Wheeler
A feel-good tale about one girl and her fight to save her family’s farm and a rescued koala
When Rose and her grandmother save a baby koala from a pack of blood-hungry dogs, they
name him Smooch because he loves to cuddle. With the help of Carol, the wildlife caretaker,
Rose and her dog Lizzie look after Smooch until he is old enough to make his home in the trees
of her family’s strawberry farm. It’s a dream come true for Rose—she has always wanted to
care for bush babies. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when her grandmother gets a
menacing letter from the bank. And when Uncle Malcolm mentions bulldozers, Rose realizes
that it’s not just her home that is at stake. Rose has a voice and wants to make a difference,
but what can one girl and her koala do? Children will cheer on the plucky protagonist of this
touching tale as she discovers that things don’t have to be big to be special.
Samantha Wheeler’s first story was accepted into the inaugural Allen & Unwin Children’s Manuscript Development Program in 2010. She went on to have a short story published in the anthology, One Book Many Brisbanes.
144 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction/Animals
9780702249860 • Available • $13.95 (Can $16.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
University of Queensland Press

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AGATHA PARROT

Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street Ghost
Kjartan Poskitt
Illustrations by David Tazzyman
Agatha Parrot’s sixth zany adventure
It was a dark and stormy night and someone or something was ringing
the bell in the school clock tower! It got worse when we saw a horrible
face glowing in the window EEEKY FREAK! But there’s no such thing
as ghosts—or is there? There was only one way to find out. We all spent
a night in the school hall keeping watch, and that’s when things got even
stranger. WOOOO! Join Agatha and her fantastic friends for loads of laughs
and adventure.
Kjartan Poskitt is the author of Sudoku: 100 Fun Number Puzzles and a
host of children’s educational shows. David Tazzyman is the illustrator
of the Mr Gum series.
224 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 Line Drawings
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781405265751 • Canceled • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
Jelly Pie

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DAISY SERIES

Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Days
Kes Gray
Illustrations by Nick Sharratt
Getting into trouble has never been so much fun. Another funny tale
about Daisy’s adventures.
“Daisy, with her perfectly round face, determined, beady eyes and
severe Joan of Arc coif, is a veritable icon of juvenile intransigence.” —Publishers Weekly on Eat Your Peas: A Daisy book
Daisy’s getting into trouble again, and this time it’s at her school Sports
Day. Daisy’s determined to win her race, and she and best friend Gabby
have been training hard. They’re going for gold. They’re in the zone.
They’re sticking to a strict athlete’s diet of Mars bars, Twiglets, and cheese
strings. Trouble is, everyone else in the class wants to win too.
Kes Gray is the author of the Daisy series, Leave Me Alone, and Nelly
the Monster Sitter. Nick Sharratt has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Children’s Book Award for Eat Your Peas: A
Daisy Book; among his other books are The Big Book of Crazy MixUps and Shark in the Park.
256 pp • 5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781782952855 • November • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
Red Fox

Also available:
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Daisy and the Trouble
with Burglars

Daisy and the Trouble
with Christmas

Daisy and the Trouble
with Coconuts

Daisy and the Trouble
with Giants

9781849416818

9781862304970

9781849416788

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Daisy and the Trouble
with Kittens

Daisy and the Trouble
with Life

Daisy and the Trouble
with Maggots

Daisy and the Trouble
with Zoos

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

Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn
Meet Lulu Bell: where there’s Lulu, there’s family, friends, animals, and adventures galore
“A wonderful junior reader. Murrell writes with a warmth
that immediately draws in the reader and encourages them to
share in the excitement of Lulu’s day.” —Books+Publishing
It’s almost time for Lulu’s little sister’s birthday party, but there’s
a problem! A pony is running loose and Lulu and her dad, the
local vet, have to rescue it. Can they find the pony? And what
will happen if the naughty pony gets into more mischief at the
party? It’s lucky that Lulu has a plan.
9781742758756 • September

Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin
Lulu has a penguin to tend to and a missing cat in her second fun family adventure
It’s a hot day and the Bell family is going for a swim. But when
a runaway dog chases a little penguin that is waddling up the beach,
Lulu has to leap into action! Is the little penguin hurt? And as if
that’s not enough for Lulu to worry about, where is Pickles the
cat, who’s about to have her kittens? Let the search begin.
9781742758770 • September

Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort
The Bell family is down on the farm in Lulu’s third adventure
Lulu and her family are visiting their uncle’s farm for Easter. There
are horses to ride, a creek to swim in, and they can even sleep
outside in a tent. What fun! Lulu loves being a cowgirl on the
farm, especially when all the cousins decide to build the best cubby
fort ever. But when she sees a calf get stuck in the mud, Lulu has
to find help—fast.
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Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon
Our bubbly heroine Lulu is excited to attend Moon Festival
and learn about Vietnamese culture in her fourth adventure
Lulu’s best friend, Molly, is preparing for the Moon Festival. But
there’s so much to do! There are dragon costumes and paper
lanterns to make, and yummy moon cakes to bake, too. Lulu and
her mom offer to help out, and soon everyone gets involved. This
will be a Moon Festival to remember!
9781742758817 • November

Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup
Performing dogs and trick riders on beautiful ponies—Lulu
Bell can’t wait to see this circus show!
There’s a circus setting up near Lulu’s house. How exciting! But
as Lulu and her family walk past, they see a young girl crying.
Stella tells them that Spangles the performing dog is missing. Lulu
is determined to help Stella find the clever pup. Can Stella teach
Lulu a circus trick in return? When the show starts, the Bell family might get a big surprise!
9780857981998 • January

Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle
Lulu Bell visits an Aboriginal community in Australia in her
sixth adventure
Lulu and her family are setting off on an adventure a long way
from home. Mom has been invited to visit an Aboriginal community to choose paintings for an art exhibition. Lulu, Rosie,
and Gus are having lots of fun swimming and fishing with their
new friends. But there is one thing Lulu would really like to see.
Can wishing upon a star help her dream come true?
9780857982018 • January

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PEARLIE
Wendy Harmer
Illustrations by Gypsy Taylor
Everyone knows that fairies live at the bottom of the garden, but did you know that fairies also live in the big city?
Of course they do! Find out about Pearlie who lives in a city park and other fairies in this new fun, sparkly series.
Wendy Harmer began her career as a journalist and has had a successful career in comedy. Her Pearlie books
have been published in 10 countries. Gypsy Taylor is a production designer and illustrator whose career spans
film, advertising, and animation. She has worked as a costume illustrator on such films as Baz Luhrmann’s
Australia and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Pearlie and Great Aunt Garnet
More fun, adorable urban fairytale adventures with Pearlie
It’s Opal’s birthday and Pearlie is planning a surprise party. There’s so much to do!
Pearlie must buy presents, sweet treats, prizes for games, and the best birthday cake
ever. There’s only one place to go—Great Aunt Garnet’s famous fairy shop in the
old clock tower. When Scrag and Mr. Flea find out they’re not invited to join the
fun, they plan a party of their own. A terrible mix-up of magical cakes threatens to
ruin everyone’s expectations. Will Pearlie’s favorite Great Aunt Garnet save the day?
48 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781741661316 • September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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Pearle in the Park

Pearlie and the Big Doll

Pearlie and Opal

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Pearlie and
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Pearlie and Jasper

Pearlie and the
Christmas Angel

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PEARLIE
Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Pearlie and Sapphire
Will Pearlie and her friends save the fair from disaster?
It’s a perfect sunny day for the first Fairy Twilight Fair at Jubilee Park. Worker gnomes are
busy setting up the flower Ferris-wheel and lots of fun rides, and the decorations look spectacular. Everything seems to be in its place, just right, until Pearlie’s cousin Sapphire arrives.
Jasper and Opal see trouble brewing but Pearlie is busy practicing her speech for the opening
ceremony. When the big moment arrives, what happens next will shock everyone.
9781741661378 • September

Pearlie and Her Pink Shell
When Pearlie has to leave her home for a while, mischief abounds
Pearlie the Fairy arrives home after a long morning of making sure everything is perfect in
Jubilee Park—but what’s this? Pearlie’s beloved fountain is surrounded by scaffolding and
her beautiful pink shell has been painted in nasty, smelly grey paint. Pearlie escapes with Opal
to Rainbow Ridge while the paint dries, but cousin Sapphire and those naughty rats see a
chance for mischief while Pearlie is away. Pearlie will need the help of her friends in Jubilee
Park to get everything back to normal.
9781741661439 • September

Pearlie and the Fairy Queen
Will cousin Sapphire embarrass Pearlie in front of the Queen of Fairyland?
It’s a fine spring day in Jubilee Park when Pearlie gets an unexpected visitor. A magnificent ladybird brings a regal message—the Queen of Fairyland will visit the park that very day to make
a special announcement. And she wants to have supper in Pearlie’s shell. Could it be that Pearlie
is to be crowned Fairy of the Year? But when those rotten rodents, Scrag and Mr. Flea, tell
cousin Sapphire the news, she hatches a sneaky plan that could ruin everything that Pearlie
has ever dreamed of.
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Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Pearlie in Central Park
Pearlie’s setting off to visit some of the world’s most famous park fairies—and you’re invited to come along.
In her first magical adventure beyond the gates of Jubilee Park, Pearlie takes a trip to snowy
New York City. It’s f-f-freezing and Crystal the Central Park Fairy is nowhere to be found.
Can Pearlie find a warm and cozy place to stay? In this enchanting wintry tale Pearlie meets
Chester the squirrel, hunts for walnuts in the snow, and brings a welcome sprinkle of fairy
dust to the icy fountain on Cherry Hill.
9781741663778 • November

Pearlie and the Cherry Blossom Fairy
Come along with Pearlie to Japan in her prettiest adventure yet.
It’s springtime when Pearlie arrives in Japan, and the parks are bursting with beautiful cherry
blossoms. Akiko, the park fairy of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, is thrilled to show Pearlie her
home. It’s all perfectly pink. But not for long—disaster strikes and the fairies have to muster
all their magic to put things right and save a new friend.
9781741663785 • November

Pearlie and the Silver Fern Fairy
Pearlie’s latest trip is as sparkling and exciting as ever.
In a lush New Zealand forest, Pearlie is helping the park fairy Omaka prepare a very special
party. The rushing streams and glistening silver fern fronds make one of the loveliest sights
Pearlie has ever seen, but soon she discovers that this wild park is full of surprises. And its
creatures are the most surprising of all. When Pearlie finds herself lost among the ancient
trees, she starts to worry. Is something hiding in the branches? Perhaps a wise old local could
let Pearlie in on some of the forest’s secrets.
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Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Pearlie in Paris
Ooh-la-la. Pearlie heads to Paris is her latest adventure.
Pearlie has arrived in a grand palace garden in Paris, where Fifi the French fairy is preparing
to unveil her fabulous fashion collection. Soon all Fifi’s friends will be there to admire the
dazzling gowns and Pearlie will have a front row seat. When Fifi’s plans are turned upside
down, can Pearlie weave a little magic and bring some Jubilee Park glamour to Paris in time
for Fifi’s show?
9781741663808 • January • $7.99 (Can $9.99)

Pearlie and the Flamenco Fairy
Put on your dancing shoes and join Pearlie for a Spanish adventure
Pearlie is visiting sunny Spain. Her new fairy friend Florentina is throwing a fabulous flamenco party in her honor. But Pearlie is a little worried. She doesn’t know how to dance the
flamenco. Can the famous Señor Philippe teach her some magical moves so all the fairies will
shout “Olé?”
9781742755403 • January • $8.99 (Can $10.99)

Pearlie Goes to Rio
Hurly Burly. Pearlie takes part in a Butterfly Carnivàle in Rio.
Pearlie visits Tijuca Forest in Rio De Janiero and discovers a whole world of creatures she’s
never seen before. There are mischievous monkeys, shiny beetles, and lizards that walk on
water. But the most amazing creatures of all are the beautifully colored caterpillars that eat
and eat before tucking themselves into a cozy chrysalis. When a hungry parrot mistakes Pearlie
for a caterpillar, the newly hatched butterflies come to her rescue and together with Morena
the Tijuca Forest Fairy, they all take part in the famous Butterfly Carnivàle.
9780857982162 • January • $8.99 (Can $10.99)

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FOREVER CLOVER
Holly Bell
Forever Clover is a fantastic wholesome fiction series for tweens that celebrates young girls’ friendships.
Focused around the lives of six girls, the stories are all about solving mysteries and overcoming problems
with a little help from your friends. The Forever Clover girls are cool, smart, down to earth, and totally relatable.
They are great role models for young girls, offering mysteries to solve, adventures to be had, and besties to support!
Holly Bell is a children’s book author.
Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
September • $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Chirpy Bird

Abbey Spells Trouble
Abbey grapples with issues of cheating on schoolwork
School is nearly over for the term, just one more spelling test to go. But what happens when
the upcoming test falls into Abbey’s hands?
9781921894541

Emma Saves the Day
The girls solve a mystery together
When a painting is stolen from the lifesaving club, Emma is upset. She loved that painting.
Now it’s up to the Forever Clover girls to find it and bring it back.
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FOREVER CLOVER
Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Chirpy Bird

Kate Plays Detective
The girls learn about caring properly for animals
The Forever Clover pets are sick. Is there a nasty animal flu going around, or is something at
the clubhouse making them sick?
9781921894527 • September

Go, Maddie, Go!
Public speaking poses a problem for sports-loving Maddie
Sports-mad Maddie is feeling all mixed up about the school sports carnival. She’ll be happy
if her school wins—but she’ll also have to give a speech, in front of everyone.
9781921894497 • September

Matilda’s Lost and Found
The girls’ fun weekend becomes about taking care of a stray animal
Matilda can’t wait for the Forever Clover girls to come over this weekend. But when the girls
find a stray calf, the weekend takes an unexpected turn.
9781921894503 • January

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Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
January • $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Chirpy Bird

Olivia’s Fantastic Gymnastics
Olivia’s confidence is harmed when a new gymnast comes to her school
There’s a big gymnastics competition next week, and Olivia’s really excited. Or at least she
was, until the new girl showed up.
9781921894534

Abbey Leads the Way
The girls have a farm adventure together
The girls are so excited to be going to Matilda’s grandma’s farm for the weekend, and they’re
especially looking forward to doing a pony trail ride on their own. Abbey can’t wait to ride a
pony and go really fast. Their pony adventure is going well—until the day takes an unexpected
turn and the girls find themselves lost in unfamiliar territory with no idea of how to get home.
9781742977409

Olivia Plays Her Part
Olivia is disappointed when she doesn’t get the lead in the school musical
This year’s school musical is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Olivia can’t wait to audition
for the lead. All her friends think she’d make a great Dorothy, and she’s practiced nonstop and
knows she’s ready. So why, then, does Miss Hibbert give Olivia the role of backstage manager
rather than a part in the play? Why does she want Olivia behind the stage rather than on it?
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AUDREY
Christine Harris
Illustrations by Ann James
Audrey of the Outback is a fantastic series perfect for readers who love go-getting
girl characters such as Ramona Quimby, Judy Moody, Pippi Longstocking, and Clarice Bean.
A relaunch with updated covers will introduce this Australian heroine to new readers.
Christine Harris has written more than 35 books, ranging from picture books to young adult thrillers. Her books have
been published in more than 10 countries. Ann James is the illustrator of Lucy Goosey and Madeline the Mermaid.
Each: 176 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
November • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Little Hare Books

Audrey of the Outback
In this story about identity and independence, the gutsy girl from the bush tries being
a farmer, a man, a teacher, and a pirate—all with dire consequences
“Full of fascinating detail about rural Australian life, this gentle story will appeal
to fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series and Louise Erdrich’s The
Birchbark House.” —Booklist
“Children will love the fast pace of the plot, and the character development gives
the book a nice depth.” —School Library Journal
Audrey is a 1930s outback girl with a lot on her mind. Her dad has gone away to work;
her brother Price thinks he’s too old for games; and little Dougie likes pretending to be
a bird. So together with her best friend Stumpy, Audrey ponders some of life’s big questions—like whether being a swaggie (or bush traveler, as explained in the handy glossary) is lonelier than being a girl, and whether it’s better to be a sheep or a cow. Determined,
mischievous, imaginative, and inquisitive, Audrey is Australia’s response to Pippi Longstocking and Ramona Quimby.
9781742977959 (Replaces 9781921272189)

Audrey Goes to Town
Audrey is back, and this time the irrepressible girl from the bush is experiencing
town life for the first time
“Audrey is an engaging heroine with a vivid imagination and an inquisitive
mind.” —School Library Journal
The Barlows have come to the tiny outback town of Beltana, and Audrey’s enjoying
making new friends and seeing amazing sights like houses with real glass in the windows. But when Audrey’s mom is suddenly taken to the hospital, Audrey and her little brother are stranded with strict Mrs. Paterson, who has some very particular ideas
about “good” behavior. Can Audrey make friends with this lonely old lady who keeps
her heart in a cage? A glossary of “Interesting Words” makes learning Aussie slang fun
and easy.
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Each: 176 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
November • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Little Hare Books

Audrey’s Big Secret
Audrey is torn between keeping a promise and telling the truth. Should she keep the
secret or tell her family?
Audrey Barlow has woken up in the dead of night and needs to go to the bathroom.
The only problem is, the bathroom is an outhouse and is out yonder down the garden
path. And if that isn’t bad enough, Audrey sees what she thinks is a ghost. But Audrey
soon discovers that it wasn’t a ghost she spotted at all, but a young aboriginal girl her
own age named Janet. Audrey soon learns that Janet has run away from a mission and
together they must think of a way to keep Janet from being taken again. Readers will
love Audrey and her determination to see that something so wrong must be made right.
9781742977973 (Replaces 9781921272530)

The Secrets of Flamant Castle
The Complete Adventures of Sword Girl and Friends
Frances Watts
Illustrations by Gregory Rogers
“There is energy, excitement, wit and a gentle wisdom in this chapter book series.”
—Magpies
Fun and fantasy combine in this collection of six amusing stories about Tommy, a daring
and curious girl who dreams of becoming a knight, and her unusual friends, which include a
talking cat and a ghost Tommy, a kitchen girl at Flamant Castle, dreams of becoming a knight—
and when she is made the Keeper of the Blades, caring for all the swords in the castle armory, it seems like her dream might come true. But trouble is never far away from Flamant
Castle and the Keeper of the Blades is often in the thick of it. Luckily Tommy is both daring and curious, and has a cast of friends ready to help, including Lil the talking cat, the
friendly Crocodiddle who lives in the castle moat, and her best friend Jasper, the ghost of
a young squire who inhabits one of the old swords. Follow Sword Girl Tommy on six fun
fantasy adventures: The Secret of the Swords, The Poison Plot, Tournament Trouble, The
Siege Scare, The Terrible Trickster, and Pigeon Problems.
Frances Watts has been a bookseller, book reviewer, and book editor. She is the author of
Kisses for Daddy and The Secret of the Ginger Mice. Gregory Rogers (1957–2013) was the
first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. His first wordless
picture book The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard was selected as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Picture Books of 2004 by the New York Times and short-listed for several awards.
576 pp • 5 x 8 • 180 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781743319543 • November • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
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POOCH PARLOUR

The Smug Pug
Anna Wilson
The third book in the Pooch Parlour series, where pampered pet salon
meets canine detective agency
There’s a new kid in Crumbly-under-Edge. Smug the pug is clever, funny,
and full of surprises. His owner, Tallulah Foghorn, is just as fantastic.
Pippa Peppercorn has fallen head over heels for the devastating duo.
Dash the dachshund, on the other paw, is not sure. He thinks Smug
lives up to his name, and that Tallulah is nuttier than one of Mrs. Fudge’s
fruitcakes.
Anna Wilson is the author of Dolly Dalmation, Kitten Kaboodle, Poodle Problem, and several other children’s books.
32 pp • 5 x 8 • 35 B/W Illustrations
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781447200758 • October • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
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GO GIRL
Chrissie Perry, Rowan McAuley, and Meredith Badger
Each Go Girl bumper book contains five favorite stories, all based around a different friendship theme
Chrissie Perry is the author of Flower Girl, The Secret Club, and Surf’s Up!
Rowan McAuley is the author of Class Captain, Music Mad, The New Girl, and Sleepover!
Meredith Badger is the author of the Fairy School Dropout and Tweenie Genie series.
Each: Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction • November • Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Hardie Grant Egmont

Brilliant Besties
Five Go Girl books in one bind-up—Sleep-over, Birthday Girl, Music Mad, Flower Girl,
and Secret’s Out
The Go Girls love spending time with their friends—at sleepovers, at birthday parties, and especially at school. Whether they’re making new friends or hanging out with old ones, Go Girls
are brilliant besties.
480 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 9781742977027 • November • $16.99 (Can $19.99)

School Spirit
Five Go Girl books in one bind-up—Back to School, Class Captain, The New Girl, Boy
Friend?, and Camp Chaos
The Go Girls know that school can be fun, especially when they’re playing with friends, going
on school camp, or being class captain. But school isn’t always easy, and that’s when they need
good friends and some school spirit.
480 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 9781742977041 • November • $16.99 (Can $19.99)

Go Girl Flip It!: Stage Fright
A brand new Go Girl Flip It series gives readers two books in one, each from a different
girl’s point of view
Olivia and Ching Ching are best friends, even though they’re totally different. But when they
both decide to try out for the main role in the school play they both think that the other isn’t
right for the role. Will the judges notice Olivia or Ching Ching? And what happens when the
musical doesn’t go according to plan? Read one girl’s side of the story, then flip it over to read
the other girl’s point of view. In the middle there is a special sealed section, where readers carefully
cut the seal of the common chapter to discover how the story has been resolved.
192 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781742978123 • November • $9.99 (Can $11.99)

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BARRY LOSER

I Am Sort of a Loser
Jim Smith
Fourth in the series, the madcap follow-up to Roald Dahl Funny
Prize winner I Am So Over Being a Loser
“This year’s funniest book for seven to 14-year-olds.”
—Guardian US on I am Still Not a Loser
Everyone at school knows I’m the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one
day acting even more loserkeel than me. There’s a girl in Barry’s
class who’s getting more laughs than him. But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to
make sure he’ll have the final chuckle. All he needs is 30 boxes
of Beard Flakes.
Jim Smith is the author of the Barry Loser series.
240 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 200 B/W Illustrations
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781405268011 • September • $8.99 (NCR) Paper
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DIARY OF A . . .
Shamini Flint
Illustrations by Sally Heinrich
Shamini Flint has written many books for children, including Diary of a Rugby Champ and
Diary of a Taekwondo Master, but is best known for her Inspector Singh Investigates series of crime
fiction for adults. She and Sally Heinrich collaborated previously on A T-Rex Ate My Homework.
Each: 108 pp • 5 x 8 • 200 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–12 • Grades 2–7 • Fiction
September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Diary of a Super Swimmer
In illustrated diary format, the hilarious tale of a boy who is a stellar swimmer—not
Swimming is just like flying, son! I can’t fly either, Dad. You’ll love swimming, Marcus!
Marcus is a math whiz who is not good at sports. But his dad, a self-help author, is convinced otherwise. Just when Marcus hopes his dad had finally run out of sports for him
to try, he discovers a new one—in water. Let’s get a few things straight: Marcus is not a
fish. Marcus is not a turtle. Marcus is an ordinary boy. He will not love to swim.
9781743318843

Diary of a Track and Field Titan
In illustrated diary format, the hilarious tale of a boy whose dad tries to turn him into a
track and field star
Marcus Atkinson is nine years old, and good at math and computer games. Not sports. His
dad’s latest crazy idea is for him to try track and field. Even worse, it’s not just “track” and
“field”—there are 10 events. If he can’t master one sport, how can his dad think he’ll be
good at 10?
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Rugby Champ

Diary of a
Soccer Star

Diary of a
Taekwondo Master

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BILLY SLATER
Billy Slater
A junior fiction series for kids about a local boys’ rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star Australian National Rugby League player Billy Slater. Slater began the series to share what he has learned on the field with the
next generation of players, and to get them reading. His books focus on family, teamwork, health, and fun.
Billy Slater is a professional rugby player for the Melbourne Storm of Australia’s national Rugby League.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
November • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

Try Time
The first in a fiction series for young athletes by a star of Australian rugby
Josh can play soccer, or “footy.” He’s fast and fleet-footed and a blur down the sideline. But
there’s one small problem. Every time he steps onto the field a stampede of elephant-sized
butterflies invade his stomach and he fumbles the ball. Having his footy-mad grandfather
screaming from the sidelines doesn’t help his confidence either. To top it off, he blows an
easy try and loses his team the opening game of the season. Things get so bad Josh thinks
about giving up playing forever. That is, until rugby legend and Josh’s hero, Billy Slater, turns
up at training one day. Can Billy help Josh overcome his nerves and hang onto the ball long
enough to score?
144 pp • 9780857982469

Banana Kick
The second Billy Slater book finds him mentoring young athletes in healthy living
Junior is the youngest player for the West Hill Ravens. He is also the biggest. Everyone on
the team calls him Cannonball because when he makes a bust, he’s virtually unstoppable.
Some of the boys also call him Jelly-Belly and The Blob, though never to his face. No one
on the team can see past his size, and Junior has had enough. When team mentor Billy Slater
sets the team a healthy-living assignment, Junior is determined to prove that there is more
to him than meets the eye.
128 pp • 9780857982667

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JASPER ZAMMIT

Soccer Legend
3 Books in 1
Deborah Abela
Three Jasper Zammit books in one big edition, perfect for soccer-obsessed kids
The Game of Life: Jasper Zammit is a soccer legend—in his own head. When Lil joins the
Rovers Under-11s, Jasper finds someone as obsessed with soccer as he is. But Lil’s dad is the
reason Jasper’s dad lost his job. Can they be friends? The Striker: Aamir can’t speak English,
but he’s a deft soccer player for the Rovers. The trouble is, Eastville Kings star player Badger
can’t resist badgering his opponent to put them off their game. Now his target is Aamir. The
Finals: Just before the finals, the Rovers get a new coach. But winning is all he cares about,
and playing soccer isn’t as fun anymore. Lil’s big brother devises a plan to get the Rovers back
on track. Can he save them? Time is running out and he’s their only hope.
Deborah Abela is the author of the Max Remy Superspy series, which includes Strike
Force. Johnny Warren was a real-life Australian soccer legend, known as Captain Socceroo
for his passionate work to promote the game.
576 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
9780857983206 • September • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
Random House Australia

Helping Hercules
The Greek Myths as You’ve Never Heard them Before
Francesca Simon
Illustrations by Tony Ross
From the duo who brought the world Horrid Henry comes a new angle on Greek myths
Here are the Greek myths as you’ve never heard them before. Susan is whisked back through
time to Ancient Greece, and finds that helping Hercules clean the Augean stables is much, much
worse than tidying her room. One hair-raising experience follows another as she goes down
into the Underworld with Orpheus, just misses being turned to stone by Medusa, and rides on
the winged horse Pegasus. This is both a fabulously funny story and a wonderful way to introduce children to eight of the best-known Greek myths. Susan meddles in each of the myths—
taking a dim view of the gods and goddesses and heroes she encounters—but gets out in the
nick of time, so the myths themselves remain unchanged and will be remembered vividly by
their readers. To make it easy, there is even a guide to pronouncing Greek names.
Francesca Simon and Tony Ross wrote and illustrated the Horrid Henry series.
128 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9781842551530 • September • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orion Children’s Books

Whale Boy
Nicola Davies
Perfect for any young reader who loves animals, the powerful and heartwarming story of
a boy’s friendship with a baby whale
Michael, a young boy growing up on the tropical island of Rose Town, has been saving up
for his own fishing boat for years. But when a terrible storm wrecks his home, Michael is
forced to take a job working for a rich, mysterious newcomer named Spargo. Spargo asks
Michael to search for one thing in the deep waters around Rose Town—whales. This is moving, adventure-packed fiction at its very best, with a strong environmental message.
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and an award-winning children’s author. Her titles include Bat
Loves the Night, One Tiny Turtle, and Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature.
272 pp • 5 x 7 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
9780440870159 • November • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Yearling

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SAM SILVER UNDERCOVER PIRATE
Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler
Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler are the coauthors of the Lady Grace Mysteries and Wild Rescue series.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orion Children’s Books

The Sea Monster
While on the lookout for treasure ships, the Sea Wolf pirates encounter a tattered galleon adrift on the Caribbean Sea. When they
board, they find only one crew member left—and he explains that
his ship was attacked by a giant, tentacle-ridden sea monster.
When the monster suddenly appears and attacks the Sea Wolf,
Sam and Fernando are swept overboard. Can they escape and
defeat this new threat or are they destined to become fish food?
128 pp • 9781444007695 • September

Dead Man’s Hand
Transported back in time to the pirate ship Sea Wolf on the
Caribbean Sea, Sam arrives to find the crew sharing out a new
haul of treasure. Amid the gold and jewels, Sam finds a gruesome
skeletal hand clutching an ancient relic. It doesn’t look important, but could it lead to greater riches? Sam is determined to
find out but others are also on the trail. Can he solve the riddles, outwit his enemies, and find the treasure?
144 pp • 9781444007701 • November

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Kidnapped

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BEAST QUEST: THE WARLOCK’S STAFF SERIES 9
Adam Blade
Adam Blade is the author of the Beast Quest series, which includes
Cypher the Mountain Giant, Ferno the Fire Dragon, and Sepron the Sea Serpent.
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
September • $5.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Ursus the Clawed Roar
Evil Wizard Malvel has stolen the treasured Warlock’s Staff. If he reaches the Eternal Flame in the mysterious realm of Seraph, he will rule all the kingdoms. Tom
must stop him, but first he must defeat a giant Beast: Ursus the Clawed Roar.
9781408313169

Minos the Demon Bull
Tom and his companions are searching for Malvel in the strange land of Seraph.
The fate of all Avantia is at stake, and if Tom fails to overcome Minos the Demon
Bull, all the world will fall under Malvel’s evil thrall.
9781408313176

Koraka the Winged Assassin
Koraka was a gentle shepherdess until evil Wizard Malvel transformed her into a
hideous winged Beast. If Tom is to stop Malvel reaching the Eternal Flame, he must
outwit this bloodthirsty creature. Can he survive?
9781408313183

Silver the Wild Terror
Malvel’s evil knows no bounds. He has used his dark magic to turn Elenna’s faithful wolf, Silver, into a terrifying Beast. Can Tom and Elenna rescue their friend,
or will they lose him forever?
9781408313190

Spikefin the Water King
Malvel has created another deadly Beast to stop Tom from saving the realm of
Seraph. Spikefin is a vicious sea creature who drags his victims to a watery grave.
Is this the end for Tom and his perilous Quest?
9781408313206

Torpix the Twisting Serpent
Tom’s quest reaches a terrifying climax. If Malvel takes the Warlock’s Staff to the
Eternal Flame, he will rule all lands forever. But there is one more Beast to battle: Torpix the Twisted Serpent. Only by defeating both Torpix and Malvel will
Tom fulfill his quest.
9781408313213

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BEAST QUEST: MASTER OF THE BEASTS SERIES 10
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
October • $5.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Noctila the Death Owl
Tom thinks he has defeated his deadly enemy, Evil Wizard Malvel. But he is wrong.
Malvel lives, and he intends to bring doom to Avantia by creating six deadly Beasts.
Tom must first face Noctila the Death Owl.
9781408315187

Shamani the Raging Flame
Malvel wants revenge on Tom. The Evil Wizard is using the ancient spirits of Avantian heroes to conjure bloodthirsty Beasts. Shamani the Raging Flame is creating
havoc. Can Tom stop the Beast?
9781408315194

Lustor the Acid Dart
Something horrible lurks in the Yellow Marshes. Malvel has created Lustor the
Acid Dart to fight Tom and his faithful companions. This giant Beast can shoot
acid, and his sights are fixed on Tom. Is Tom quick enough to win?
9781408315200

Voltrex the Two-headed Octopus
The Good Beast Sepron is in danger. Malvel has sent Voltrex, a hideous Octopus-Beast, to kill him. If Sepron dies, Malvel will be closer to taking over Avantia. Tom must dash to Sepron’s rescue before it’s too late.
9781408315217

Tecton the Armoured Giant
Malvel has created another ferocious Beast for Tom to battle! Tecton is a massive creature that even Tom might find hard to defeat. Luckily his father, Taladon,
joins him to help. Will Tom and Taladon prevail, or will it end in tragedy?
9781408315224

Doomskull the King of Fear
Doomskull the King of Fear, Malvel’s most terrifying Beast yet, has kidnapped
King Hugo. If Tom does not save him, Avantia is doomed. Tom must fight harder
than ever before.
9781408315231

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BEAST QUEST: THE NEW AGE SERIES 11
Each: 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
November • $5.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Elko Lord of the Sea
First in the New Age subseries A new evil enemy and dangerous realm await Tom
on his new Beast Quest. Elko Lord of the Sea has risen from the waves to wreak
havoc. Can Tom overcome this deadly peril?
128 pp • 9781408318416

Tarrok the Blood Spike
Something terrible is hiding under the sands of the desert! Tarrok the Blood Spike
is waiting for the hero Tom and his companion Elenna, so he can unleash his fury
on them! Will Tom survive?
144 pp • 9781408318423

Brutus the Hound of Horror
Peril stalks the Good Beasts of Avantia as Kensa the Sorceress plans to invade Avantia with her new Evil Beasts. Tom must do battle with a ravening, winged hound
who thirsts for his blood.
144 pp • 9781408318430

Flaymar the Scorched Blaze
Tom must confront Flaymar the Scorched Blaze—Kensa the Sorceress’s fiery Evil
Beast—sent to terrorize the land. Can the Avantian hero overcome her fearsome
heat and douse her flames?
144 pp • 9781408318447

Serpio the Slithering Shadow
Kensa the Sorceress seeks to overthrow Avantia and become a cruel ruler, and she
has created six Evil Beasts to do her bidding. It’s up to Tom and his faithful companions to defeat them.
144 pp • 9781408318454

Tauron the Pounding Fury
Avantia is in deadly peril! Kensa the Sorceress’s most deadly Beast has been
unleashed, and only Tom and his frends stand in his way. Will they prevail,
or will they be crushed under his hooves?
144 pp • 9781408318461

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BEAST QUEST: THE DARKEST HOUR SERIES 12
Each: 144 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
January • $5.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Solak Scourge of the Sea
Tom is about to embark on his biggest Quest yet. The lands of Avantia, Kayonia,
and Gorgonia are under attack from six Evil Beasts. Tom’s first deadly challenge
is to defeat Solak, Scourge of the Sea.
9781408323960

Kajin the Beast Catcher
Tom’s perilous Beast Quest continues. The Evil Witch Kensa and Sanpao the Pirate King are loose in Avantia, and six new Beasts threaten the land. Will Tom
defeat the awesome wolf-Beast Kajin, or will he fall to his doom?
9781408323977

Issrilla the Creeping Menace
Tom faces terrible danger on a brand new Beast Quest. Issrilla the Creeping Menace is out for blood. How can Tom defeat this ferocious Beast? Only one thing
is certain: if he fails, the Beast Quests end forever.
9781408323984

Vigrash the Clawed Eagle
Six new Evil Beasts have been sent to destroy the Good Beasts of Avantia! Tom
and his faithful companion, Elenna, must hunt down the invaders and destroy
them. If he fails, the kingdom will face ruin, death, and destruction.
9781408323991

Mirka the Ice Horse
Tom’s bravery and fighting skills are tested to the limit in his next Beast Quest.
Is he brave enough to continue with his most challenging Beast Quest yet? Or
will Mirka the Ice Horse defeat him?
9781408324004

Kama the Faceless Beast
Tom has faced many Beast Quests, but this one might be his last! He has reached
the end of the Warrior’s Road and must face many enemies. He must defeat them
all—if he fails, Avantia will be destroyed.
9781408324011

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BEAST QUEST: THE WARRIOR’S ROAD SERIES 13
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
February • $5.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Skurik the Forest Demon
Dark secrets will be revealed on the new Beast Quest. Skurik the Forest Demon
is terrorizing Tom’s village and kidnapping children. Can Tom rescue them before
it’s too late?
9781408324028

Targro the Arctic Menace
Tom must brave the mysterious Warrior’s Road to prove that he is Master of the
Beasts. His journey takes him to a freezing wasteland, where Targro the Arctic Menace lies in wait under the snow.
9781408324035

Slivka the Cold-Hearted Curse
Tom’s enemy, the Judge, has sent him to the Warrior’s Road. If Tom fails to reach
the end, he will no longer be Master of the Beasts. Standing in his way is cunning
Slivka—will an old friend come to Tom’s aid?
9781408324042

Linka the Sky Conqueror
The Warrior’s Road is perilous, and Tom must face an enemy from the air. Linka
the Sky Conqueror is here to battle the heroes. Does Tom have the strength to survive another Beast attack?
9781408324059

Vermok the Spiteful Scavenger
Deep in the tunnels under the Warrior’s Road lurks a hideous Beast. Tom must
brave the darkness to rescue his best friend Elenna. Is he brave enough to win, or
will he be trapped in the shadows forever?
9781408324066

Koba Ghoul of the Shadows
The end of the Warrior’s Road is in sight, but will Tom be able to reach it? Standing in his way is Koba Ghoul of the Shadows, a twisted Beast of pure evil. It’s time
for Tom’s ultimate challenge.
9781408324073

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BEAST QUEST: BUMPER EDITION
Each: 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Mortaxe the Skeleton Warrior: Bumper Edition
Mortaxe the Skeleton Warrior has risen from the grave! He controls Avantia’s six good Beasts with dark magic, forcing them to fight Tom in a gladiatorial battle. Tom and his companions are about to face the most terrifying
Quest of their lives.
9781408307366 • September

Ravira Ruler of the Underworld: Bumper Edition
A new Beast has risen from the Underworld. Ravira reeks of death and commands a pack of fearsome Avantian Hounds. Can Tom defeat Ravira before
Taladon succumbs to the Hound’s deadly bite and is enslaved forever?
9781408313220 • October

Raksha the Mirror Demon: Bumper Edition
Two evil wizards from Gorgonia have stolen an enchanted mirror in order
to summon the fearsome Beast Raksha from the Lake of Light. Raksha can
wield Avantia’s Good Beasts’ powers against Tom! How will he survive this
deadly battle?
9781408313237 • November

Grashkor the Beast Guard: Bumper Edition
Tom’s best friend, Elenna, has been kidnapped by evil Malvel. Grashkor the
Beast Guard is holding her prisoner in his dark prison, the Chamber of Pain.
Can Tom rescue her from Grashkor’s deadly clutches?
9781408315170 • March

Ferrok the Iron Soldier: Bumper Edition
Ferrok the Iron Soldier has risen from the ground, and is marching to conquer Avantia with his army of slave-warriors. Can Tom defy the odds and
win the battle?
9781408318478 • March

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BEAST QUEST
Each: 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
(NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

Viktor the Deadly Archer: Bumper Edition
Tom must face not one, but two Beasts on his next amazing Quest. The
forests of Avantia are stalked by Viktor the Deadly Archer, who rides
a terrible skeleton horse. Will Tom prevail against double the danger?
192 pp • 9781408324080 • March • $9.99

Anoret the First Beast: Bumper Edition
Tom faces his greatest challenge yet: the legendary First Beast, Anoret,
has been turned evil by the treacherous witch Kensa. Can Tom defeat
an ancient terror before Avantia is ruined?
192 pp • 9781408324103 • September • $9.99

The Battle of the Beasts: Sepron vs Narga
Maximus’s evil plans to destroy the Good Beasts continues. The seas
will boil when Sepron and Narga clash in combat. Meanwhile, Will has
been chosen by Tom to join his Knight Academy. Does he have the
courage and skill to survive the Battle of the Beasts?
192 pp • 9781408324097 • March • $5.99

Master Your Destiny: The Pirate’s Curse
Be the hero in this exciting adventure! Join Tom and his companions
on a brand new Beast Quest, where your decisions determine the outcome. Sanpao the Pirate King has returned to terrorize Avantia, bringing with him two fearsome Beasts: Polkai the Shark Man and Dredda
the Tunneling Menace.
144 pp • 9781408318409 • March • $5.99

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SELECTED BEAST QUEST BACKLIST
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$5.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orchard Books

The Shade of Death Series 5

Krabb Master
of the Sea
9781408304372

Hawkite Arrow of the Air

Muro the Rat Monster

9781408304389

9781408307243

Rokk the Walking Mountain

Fang the Bat Fiend

9781408304396

9781408307250

Koldo the Arctic Warrior

Murk the Swamp Man

9781408304402

9781408307267

Trema the Earth Lord

Terra Curse of the Forest

9781408304419

9781408307274

Amictus the Bug Queen
9781408304426

The Lost World Series 7

Convol the Coldblooded Brute
9781408307298

The World of Chaos Series 6

Komodo the
Lizard King
9781408307236

Vespick the Wasp Queen
9781408307281

The Pirate King Series 8

Hellion the Fiery Foe

Koron Jaws of Death

9781408307304

9781408313114

Krestor the
Crushing Terror

Hecton the
Body Snatcher

9781408307311

9781408313121

Madara the
Midnight Warrior

Torno the
Hurricane Dragon

9781408307328

9781408313138

Ellik the
Lightning Horror
9781408307335

Balisk the
Water Snake
9781408313107

Kronus the
Clawed Menace
9781408313145

Carnivora the
Winged Scavenger

Bloodboar the
Buried Doom

9781408307342

9781408313152

The Battle of the Beasts

Ferno vs Epos

Amictus vs Tagus

9781408318676

9781408318683

Master Your Destiny

The Dark
Cauldron

The Dagger
of Doom

9781408309438

9781408314067

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THE ABOMINATORS
J. L. Smith
Illustrations by Sam Hearn
J. L. Smith is a children’s author. Sam Hearn is the illustrator
of Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine and Ordinary Oscar.
Each: 144 pp • 5 x 8 • 35 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
$7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Little, Brown Young Readers

The Abominators
For fans of Wimpy Kid comes a side-splittingly funny new series following mischievous gang
the Abominators and their unlikely sidekick, posh boy Cecil Trumpington-Potts
Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy, and Bob, also known as the Abominators, are the most mischievous
characters you will ever have come across. Their interests include chaos, mayhem, and filling
the school toilets with strawberry jelly. Their interests definitely do not include making friends
with panty-wanty-woo-wearing new boy, Cecil Trumpington-Potts. Cecil, however, is certain
he can change their minds.
9781907411625 • September

The Abominators and the Forces of Evil
The Abominators saving Cecil in their second adventure? What has the world come to?
Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy, and Bob are the Abominators. They’re learning to live with posh boy
Cecil and his panty wanty woos. If you put them under pressure, they might even say he’s part
of the gang. But then the Forces of Evil turn up in the shape of two very mean teachers. They’ve
got plans for Cecil. Plans which involve fear, destruction, and possibly the end of the world.
Can the Abominators save Cecil from a fate worse than detention?
9781907411649 • November

The Abominators in the Wild
Cecil is still struggling to stick with the Abominators in their third adventure
Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy, and Bob are the Abominators. Recently, posh boy Cecil has jumped
into their lives like a demented grasshopper, and they’re not at all happy about it. Having a
gang member who wears ridiculous panty wanty woos is unthinkable. Will an adventure involving baked beans, a midnight quest, and an escaped bear help to change their minds? There’s
only one way to find out.
9781907411632 • January

152

THE PHENOMENALS
F. E. Higgins
“Wonderful. Anyone looking for the next big thing has come to the right place. Higgins has created a uniquely grim
fantasy world that more than holds its own with Dickens or Peake. Her characters are brilliantly realized and the story
grabs at the reader with hooked talons.” —Eoin Colfer, author, Artemis Fowl, on The Black Book of Secrets
“Vaguely Dickensian atmosphere is exquisite. . . . A smart, peculiarly thrilling book that is sure to appeal to readers ready
to sidestep the goodygoody Harry Potters of adventure fiction.” —Booklist, starred review, on The Black Book of Secrets
F. E. Higgins is the author of The Black Book of Secrets,
The Bone Magician, The Eyeball Collector and The Lunatic’s Curse.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
$8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

A Tangle of Traitors
The Giant, the Huntress, the Rich Girl, the Thief: these haphazard heroes will save us
from grief—a twisted adventure of intrigue, magic, and superstition from the author of
the series Tales from the Sinister City
Don’t go down to the tar pits, children—for their shores are lined with the wretched wraiths
of all the traitors and murderers who have drowned in its bubbling depths. In the shadows
of this putrid place, an unlikely new alliance is being formed: they call them The Phenomenals, and only they can save us from a hideous fate that will befall the town if the wraiths
escape their tarry shackles. Meet The Phenomenals: Citrine Capodel—heiress to a corrupt
empire who will seek the truth at any cost; Folly Harpelaine—a merciless destroyer of the
ghastly entities called Lurids, who dabbles in the dark arts; Jonah Scrimshander—a deadly
harpoonist, who has already cheated death; and Vincent Verdigris—a brazen-faced, metalhanded cutpurse and expert picklock.
240 pp • 9780330507554 • September

A Game of Ghouls
The thief, the seeker, the rich girl, the brute—the Phenomenals are back
An earthquake has rumbled through the twisted city of Degringolade, stopping the town
Kronometer and the infamous Phenomenals in their tracks. Legend has it that if the ancient clock stops ticking a terrible fate will befall the people of Degringolade, and there’s
no denying that the super-mundane entities of the tar-pits are behaving strangely. They know
something that the townspeople don’t: deep below the city, something has woken up—and
it’s hungry.
226 pp • 9780330507561 • December

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CODENAME QUICKSILVER
Allan Jones
“There is definitely enough kinetic activity for the young reader, a happy balance between
realism and genre action . . . crisp, energetic writing.” —Bookbag
Allan Jones is the author of the Six Crowns series, which includes Trundle’s Quest and Fair Wind to Widdershins.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
$6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orion Children’s Books

In the Zone
Fast-paced action and adventure ensues as Zak Archer finds himself drawn into a world of
government secrets, enemy spies, and teen undercover agents in the first installment of a
gripping new series
When Zak Archer accidentally witnesses a murder he immediately finds himself in the firing
line. Now some very dangerous people want him dead and he is on the run. Luckily, running
is something Zak is good at. In fact, when he’s “in the zone” he can run faster, jump further,
and fly higher than should be humanly possible. But will those skills be enough to save him?
What exactly is the truth behind his friend’s death? And in a world of spies, secrets, and lies—
who can he trust?
208 pp • 9781444005455 • September

The Tyrant King
Zak takes on his first mission for a top secret government organization in the second book
of this action-adventure spy series
Zak’s training is cut short when he is sent on his first mission. The King of Montevisto and
his family have been threatened and the secret services believe the attack will take place on
the family’s forthcoming visit to the UK. It’s vital that the trip goes smoothly and Zak is in
charge of protecting the king’s son. He soon finds he needs all his training and talents to outwit the enemy and save lives.
224 pp • 9781444005462 • September

Burning Sky
Zak must use all his skills to prevent a terrorist attack in his third adventure
Zak is sent on a mission to the U.S., but the plan goes horribly awry for Zak and his fellow
agents when their plane is hijacked. A harrowing flight turns into a desperate bid for survival.
Zak is stranded on a desert island and can’t tell friend from foe.
224 pp • 9781444005479 • November

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Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
$6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Orion Children’s Books

Killchase
Teen spy Zak Archer takes a thrilling ride on the Orient Express to discover the identity of
an MI5 mole in his fourth adventure
Believed guilty of a murder he didn’t commit, Zak Archer finds himself both hunter and hunted.
Cut off from his fellow agents, he’s caught up in a deadly chase and a race against time. Can
he clear his name before he is captured or killed?
224 pp • 9781444005486 • November

Adrenaline Rush
Zak’s fifth adventure finds him undercover on a movie set
Zak is undercover as a stunt double on a movie set in Hollywood. His mission is to investigate multi-millionaire Elton Dean who has ties to a terrorist called Raging Moon. But as Zak
gets closer to uncovering the truth, it becomes clear his cover has been compromised. Can he
find out what’s going on before he is captured, or killed?
224 pp • 9781444005493 • February

End Game
Zak faces an international terrorist in the sixth book of this action-adventure series
Zak and his fellow Project 17 agents are undercover in Greece, working to bring down the boss
of an international terrorist organization known as World Serpent.
208 pp • 9781444005509 • February

155

YOU CHOOSE
George Ivanoff
A brand-new series of interactive novels for the highly adventurous. Read if you dare. Mistakes will cost you dearly!
George Ivanoff has written more than 70 books for children and teenagers, and is best known
for his Gamers trilogy—Gamers’ Quest, Gamers’ Challenge, and Gamers’ Rebellion.
Each: 160 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Fiction
October • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cove
Wealth beyond your wildest dreams or a deadly pirate’s curse? You choose!
You find an old treasure map while vacationing in a secluded seaside town. Could it be real,
or is it someone’s idea of a joke? You set off to follow the map and find out. There is an actual treasure hidden by pirates more than 100 years ago, but all sorts of booby traps have
been left behind to keep it safe. Will you uncover the treasure of Dead Man’s Cove, or will
you be destined for doom?
9780857983831

Mayhem at Magic School
Supreme ruler of the world or misfortune for life? You choose!
You are an ordinary kid—or so you think. But strange things start to happen. You make a
rabbit appear from underneath your teacher’s hat. Then you dream about a mystical diamond
and a mysterious old woman with long white hair. It turns out you have magical powers. Do
you try to keep your talents hidden, or do you go off to Magic School?
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COSMIC COLIN
Tim Collins
Tim Collins is the author of more than 30 books including Notes from a Hairy-Not-Scary Werewolf, Notes from
a Totally Lame Vampire, and Prince of Dorkness. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
November • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

Stinky Space Race
Colin’s new friend is filled with out-of-this-world surprises!
Colin has a strange new classmate. His name is Harry. He is suspiciously neat, and he spends
a lot of time in the trash bin at the back of the school. When curious Colin dives in after
Harry one day, he doesn’t find banana peel and custard in there. Rows of lights flicker on,
and the bin begins to hum. Colin’s day is about to turn Cosmic! With silliness and mayhem,
doodles and disasters, this book is perfect for engaging younger readers.
9781780551715

Sneezy Alien Attack
Colin wants to go exploring in space some more—will babysitting duties leave him earthbound?
Colin comes back down to Earth with a bang when his parents force him to look after his
annoying little brother, David, for the day. To make matters worse, David has a terrible cold
and his constant sniffles and sneezes are starting to really annoy Colin. When Harry lands
his space bin in Colin’s back garden, things start to look up. But Colin has a very difficult
decision to make: bring his snotty little germ-ridden brother along on a space adventure or
leave him at home—alone.
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DIARY OF DORKIUS MAXIMUS
Tim Collins
Tim Collins is the author of more than 30 books including Notes from a Hairy-Not-Scary Werewolf, Notes from
a Totally Lame Vampire, and Prince of Dorkness. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Each: 192 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

Diary of Dorkius Maximus
From the successful Diary of a Wimpy Vampire series, a new series of adventures explores
life as an ancient geek
Dorkius Maximus is a young boy growing up in ancient Rome. This hilarious diary recounts
his exploits as, desperate to become a great Roman hero, Dorkius enlists the help of his father’s friend, Stoutus, to teach him the noble art of fighting. But heroism doesn’t come naturally to Dorkius. Plus, his dad doesn’t listen to him, his friends pick on him, and his mom is
more interested in her sacred chickens. Dorkius knows there’s a mighty warrior inside him,
just waiting to get out—isn’t there?
9781780550275 • September

Diary of Dorkius Maximus in Egypt
The hilarious follow up to Diary Of Dorkius Maximus
When Dorkius is invited by Julius Caesar on a trip to Egypt he’s in for one big adventure. In
a hilarious string of events, Dorkius encounters the 13-year-old King Ptolemy (“that spoilt brat”)
and his not-so-beautiful sister Cleopatra, whom he introduces to Caesar, thus bringing about
one of the greatest love stories of all time (it involves a carpet), and ultimately the defeat of
the pharaoh.
9781780550282 • December

Diary of Dorkius Maximus in Pompeii
Dorkius is annoyed when he has to move with his family to Pompeii for the summer in his
third adventure
Dorkius has to leave behind all the joys of Rome for a boring small town. He finds the people of Pompeii to be even more superstitious than his mom, and watches in disbelief as they
base all their decisions around animal innards readings. Things brighten up when he meets
Decima, a local girl who’s convinced a demon is haunting nearby Mount Vesuvius. They go
off to investigate and Dorkius finds that the demonic rumbles are coming from inside the volcano itself. Convinced that Vesuvius is about to erupt, Dorkius rushes down to the town to
warn everyone, but will they listen?
9781780552682 • February

158

DOUGAL TRUMP
Jackie Marchant
Jackie Marchant is a children’s book author.
Each: 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
$8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

I’m Dougal Trump . . . And It’s Not My Fault!
A laugh-out-loud series about a boy who is a bigger trouble magnet than Bart Simpson
and Dennis the Menace stuck together
I, Dougal Trump, am dead. Ok, I’m not actually dead, but if I’m not very careful, I soon will
be. In this first book, sports-loving Dougal Trump finds himself at risk from the mysterious
creature living in the backyard shed. Nobody believes him but as a precaution, he sets upon
writing his will—rewarding those who help him, disinheriting those who get on his bad side,
and fielding constant pleas from friends and associates (“Cool will, Dougie! Can I have your
playstation? —George”) Meanwhile, as limbs and windows alike are broken by rogue soccer balls and unhinged canines, Dougal finds himself in all sorts of trouble.
32 pp • 9781447219965 • September

I’m Dougal Trump . . . Where’s My Tarantula?
The second installment of Dougal Trump’s ridiculous life has arrived
“Mum,” I yelled. “Sybil the Goliath birdeater spider is no longer in my room.”
Somebody has stolen Dougal’s tarantula, Sybil (named after his sister—they both have very
hairy legs), and she is being held for ransom. Dougal must fulfill the kidnapper’s demands
before poor Sybil is tortured, one leg at a time.
256 pp • 9781447220220 • November

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MY SISTER THE VAMPIRE
Sienna Mercer
Sienna Mercer is the author of the My Sister the Vampire series. She lives in Toronto.
Each: 224 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction • October • $6.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

Secrets & Spies
Sink your teeth into Olivia and Ivy’s 15th adventure
There’s always a lot of stuff to keep hidden in Franklin Grove (like, um,
the fact that vampires exist), but suddenly everyone seems to have gone
into secrecy overdrive! Ivy’s sure that new girl Maya is up to something,
and it involves Ivy’s boyfriend, Brendan. Twin sister Olivia wants to help
her get to the bottom of it, but first she has to work out what’s up with
their stepmom. She’s behaving like a zombie—which is super weird for
a vampire.
224 pp • 9781405265720

Fashion Frightmare!
The twins’ 16th adventure finds them sleuthing with style
The Café Creative fashion show is just around the corner, and everyone who’s anyone is ready to strike a pose. Everyone except Ivy, that
is. Modeling is her worst nightmare! Twin sister Olivia is there to lend
a hand. But soon strutting down the catwalk is the least of their worries, when a priceless accessory goes missing. Is there a couture crook
in Franklin Grove?
256 pp • 9781405265737

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Take Two

Love Bites

Lucky Break

Star Style

Twin Spins!

9781405256971

9781405256988

9781405256995

9781405257008

9781405259842

Date with Destiny

Flying Solo

Stake Out!

Double Disaster!

Flipping Out!

9781405259859

9781405259873

9781405259880

9781405265706

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Tail Spin
Sienna Mercer
Sink your teeth into Justin and Daniel’s fourth wild adventure
Justin and Daniel are in a spin. Justin’s begun taking dance classes with his girlfriend, Riley.
But if the football team find out, he’s sure he’ll be dead meat. Meanwhile, Daniel’s really happy
with Debi—but her dad is super suspicious of him, and completely convinced that werewolves
exist! Can Daniel throw him off the scent? One thing’s for sure, the twins will need some fancy
footwork to get out of this.
Sienna Mercer is the author of the My Sister the Vampire series, which includes Fangtastic!,
Re-Vamped!, and Switched! She lives in Toronto.
256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • Fiction
9781405267984 • October • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

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Cry Wolf

Puppy Love

9781405264389

9781405264396

Howl-oween
9781405267977

The Vampire Bewitched
Pete Johnson
Marcus, Tallulah, and Gracie are back in the final fast-paced, fun, and frightening
vampire story
Marcus isn’t an ordinary 13-year-old. He has an amazing secret: he’s a half-vampire, with incredible special powers. And together with his friends Tallulah and Gracie, he hunts and fights
a totally evil enemy: the deadly vampires, who are out to destroy all humans and half-vampires. But something strange has happened to Marcus. He’s lost his memory, and can’t remember
anything about his previous life as a vampire hunter. Tallulah and Gracie are seriously worried. They think his amnesia is very suspicious and sinister—and might have something to do
with the weird new horror shop that’s just opened up in town.
Pete Johnson is a former teacher and the author of Help! I’m a Classroom Gambler, The Vampire Blog, and The Vampire Hunters.
272 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
9780440870142 • October • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Yearling

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Blog
9780440869351

The Vampire
Hunters
9780440869399

The Vampire
Fighters
9780440869405

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Little Dead Riding Hood
Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst
Illustrations by Rachael Caringella
When you’re the new kid at school, you know things are going to
suck; but when you’re the new kid and a vampire, it bites.

• Co-op available
• Author tour to include Kingston, New York; Lititz,
Pennsylvania; and Fredericksburg and Warrenton,
Virginia (October); Augusta, Georgia; Baton Rouge,
Louisiana; and North Augusta and Walterboro, South
Carolina (December)
Unlike most kids, Scarlet Small’s problems go far beyond just trying to
fit in. She would settle for a normal life, but being a 12-year-old vampire for an entire century is a real pain in the neck. Plus, her appetite
for security guards, house pets, and tomato juice is out of control. In
order to keep their vampire-secret, Scarlet’s parents resort to yet another
move. At her new school, Scarlet not only has a strange skeleton-girl
as a classmate, but a smelly werewolf is intent on revealing her secret.
When Scarlet meets Granny—who fills her with cookies, goodies, and
treats, and seems to understand her more than anyone—she’s sure things
will finally be different. But with a fork-stabbing incident, a cherry pie
massacre, and a town full of crazy people, Scarlet’s positive she’ll never
live to see another undead day.
Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst are the mother-daughter writing team
behind the Scarily Ever After series, which includes Cinderskella. They
live in Warrenton, Virginia. Rachael Caringella is an illustrator and a
mixed-media artist. She lives in Provo, Utah.
240 pp • 5.25 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
9781939967893 • October • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper
Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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Amy’s Choice
Marcia Strykowski
A young girl experiences the growing pains of high school
“Strykowski ably depicts Amy’s insecurity and self-doubt, Craig’s
bravura and pain, and Miss Cogshell’s wisdom with a deft, convincing touch. In essence, Amy comes of age as she fights to find her
voice in the outside world and shed some of her debilitating insecurity. Readers will cheer her on, and her splendid team too.”
—Booklist on Call Me Amy
“Strykowski lovingly captures seaside Maine and the travails
of adolescence in her quiet, sweet-natured debut novel.”
—Publishers Weekly on Call Me Amy

• Co-op available
Amy Henderson’s freshman year starts with a new best friend, Cat, and a
newfound confidence. But she’s misses her crush, Craig, who has gone to
live with his aunt in Boston. Craig has promised to write, and Amy checks
the mail on a daily basis, but to no avail. There are plenty of distractions,
however, that keep Amy busy. Cat’s brother, Ricky, seems interested in Amy,
but is she interested in him? And a new friendship with Finn, the lighthouse keeper, who Amy discovers is a talented artist, keeps Amy and Cat
busy as they arrange for him to exhibit his work. But things get complicated when Craig returns from Boston and Finn is accused of arson. There
are more questions than answers for Amy as life becomes as turbulent as
the cold and stormy ocean of her coastal Maine town. Ideal for preteens,
this novel is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Call Me Amy and touches
upon issues of friendship, boyfriend troubles, and the power of believing
in oneself.
Marcia Strykowski is a children’s book author and works at a public
library. She is the author of Call Me Amy. She lives in Bradford, Massachusetts.
200 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
Rights: World • Luminis Books, Inc.
Paper: 9781935462132 • October • $11.95 (Can $13.99)
Cloth: 9781935462088 • October • $19.95 (Can $23.99)

On Thursday, within minutes, the whole school knew that Craig had returned. After all the rumors about where he’d been had circulated, I was surprised and relieved most of the kids still thought he was cool and that his
mother’s problems hadn’t changed anything. There was a circle around him
at all times while he told of his Boston adventures. Apparently, he’d spent a
lot of his stay hanging out with an older cousin.

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“You went to a what?” asked one of the guys, a track star I’d never met,
but had certainly heard about.
“A disco,” said Craig. “It’s a new kind of dance club. Big in New York, too.
On Sunday afternoons they let underage kids in.” He grinned at his audience
and pretended to lower his voice. “Plus, I snuck in a couple times using my
cousin’s ID.”
The track star laughed and said, “Did you get plastered?”
“Nah,” said Craig. “Too busy grooving to the tunes.”
I let out the breath I hadn’t realized I’d been holding. It would crush me if
Craig followed in his mother’s footsteps. He was way too special to waste his
life on alcohol.

Call Me Amy
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GALACTIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCE SERIES
• Co-op available
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series
instructs readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the
future, the middle school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a
historical knowledge of science in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data
and constructing explanations and solutions, this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational
methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and engineers.
Each: Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Science
$9.95 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain
Pendred Noyce
Medical science combines with mystery in this G.A.S. adventure about concussions
“A book that is sure to spark a young reader’s lifelong fascination with the brain.”
—Christopher Nowinsky, executive director, Sports Legacy Institute
Is the awkward stranger taking bribes to throw games? When Clinton hits his head in
the championship soccer game, the stranger gets him benched, and Clinton’s team loses.
Determined to nail the bribe-taker, Clinton and Mae take on a new G.A.S. mission—a
journey across three continents and 4,000 years to learn about concussion and the brain.
Pendred Noyce is a physician, an educator, and the author of The Desperate Case of the
Diamond Chip and The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine. She is also the author of the
award-winning middle-grade Lexicon Adventure Series. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts.
144 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 16 Color Illustrations • 9 B/W Illustrations
9780989792417 • September

The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis
Owen R. Liu and Barbara Tinker
An adventure that investigates the causes and consequences of climate change
Something strange is going on during Anita and Benson’s field trip to a greenhouse as their
guide is making wild claims about carbon dioxide and their science teacher, Mr. Fazmel,
has mysteriously disappeared. That’s when Quarkum Phonon, a Dude from the future,
sends Anita and Benson on a Galactic Academy of Science mission to learn about the origins of climate change and the ways communities around the world are dealing with its
impact. With stops around the world—from a Hawaiian volcano to Greenland and Geneva—
Anita and Benson sift through the evidence for climate change. On their return home, the
students face the question: what can a couple of kids do to reduce CO2 emissions and
slow down climate change? A portion of all profits from this book will go to support local
projects helping people in the developing world adapt to climate change.
Owen R. Liu is a PhD student in environmental science and management at the University
of California–Santa Barbara. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Barbara Tinker is a PhD
clinical psychologist and a cofounder of the Concord Consortium, a pioneer in using technology to enhance inquiry in science education. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
160 pp • 5.75 x 8.5 • 9780989792448 • January

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GALACTIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCE SERIES
• Co-op available
Each: 192 pp • 5.75 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Science
$10.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

The Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair
Barbara Tinker, Robert Tinker, and Pendred Noyce
Learn to create and crack codes in this latest G.A.S. installment
Dr. G and his companions are using coded messages in a plot to corrupt the International Science Fair. Quarkum Phonon, a Dude from the future, calls on four middle school
students for help. Benson and Anita work on their computers while two new G.A.S. recruits, Ella and Shomari, travel through time, facing kidnappers, thieves, and spies in
their scramble to learn about codes and ciphers. Across two millennia and five countries, they meet Julius Caesar, Thomas Jefferson, Alan Turing, and others, while learning about substitution ciphers, frequency analysis, wheels, cylinders, book codes, the
Verginère Table, the Enigma, and public and private keys. But will they break Dr. G’s
code in time to save the science fair? A computer-based online extension that allows readers to create and decode their own secret messages is also included.
Barbara Tinker is a PhD clinical psychologist. Robert Tinker has a PhD in physics and
is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of educational technology. He and Barbara
Tinker are founders of the Concord Consortium, a pioneer in using computers and other
technology to enhance inquiry in science and mathematic education. They live in Amherst,
Massachusetts. Pendred Noyce is a doctor and the author of several books in the Galactic Academy of Science series, including The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The
Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip, and The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine. She
lives in Weston, Massachusetts.
Four-color Interior • 9780989792424 • September

The Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion
Pendred Noyce
Only the G.A.S. kids can stop an evil scientist who wants to enslave humans of
the future
When a corrupt Dude from the future threatens to harm Sam’s mother unless he steals
a zombie potion from his scientist father, Clinton and Mae know they have to help.
This time-traveling journey on the science and history of death takes the G.A.S. crew
to China, Italy, Belgium, Haiti, New Guinea, Arizona, and Indonesia. Along the way,
Sam faces his greatest fears and grows braver, but when disaster threatens his father’s
research camp, can he figure out how to save his father, outwit the evil Dr. G, and turn
the tables on the bullies who have been tormenting him?
Pendred Noyce is a doctor and the author of several books in the Galactic Academy
of Science series, including The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The Desperate Case
of the Diamond Chip, and The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine. She lives in Weston,
Massachusetts.
16 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • 9780989792431 • October

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Shimmer
Jennifer McBride and Lynda Nixon
Strong protagonists of both genders face friendship, decision-making, and morality
Kora, a powerful genie and the heir to the Genesian throne, is suddenly banished to Earth
to keep her safe after her homeland is threatened. Meanwhile, everything is going wrong
in David’s life on Earth. When he accidentally summons Kora from her globe, his whole
world is turned upside-down, and her magic powers might just be the solution to the chaos.
But commanding a genie is notoriously tricky—especially when she’s also an angry teenage
girl. Unable to part from each other, and with their loved ones in danger, Kora and David
discover that the best way to help themselves is to first help each other. This topical tale
deals with contemporary adolescent issues and features an interesting character dynamic.
Jennifer McBride and Lynda Nixon are sisters who previously participated together in the
Write a Book in a Day collaborative competition, held annually by the Katharine Susannah
Prichard Writers’ Centre in the Perth Hills of Australia.
240 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
9781922089434 • September • $11.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, South
Africa, South America & Caribbean • Fremantle Press

The Curioseum
Collected Stories of the Odd & Marvellous
Edited by Adrienne Jansen
What happens when you let a group of writers loose “backstage” in a museum?
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa invited 22 of New Zealand’s best children’s authors to spend a day in the museum’s collections and chose one of the taonga (treasures) as a starting point for an imaginative journey. The result is a truly original compendium
of stories and poems for 9- to 12-year-olds with whimsical illustrations. It is a unique collaboration between Te Papa Press and the Whitireia Polytechnic’s Creative Writing Programme.
Adrienne Jansen is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is the author of three novels, Floating the Fish on Bamboo, The Score, and Spirit Writing; a collection of poetry, a
stone seat and a shadow tree; and the text for The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam
in New Zealand. She has also written short stories for radio, and both fiction and nonfiction for children.
160 pp • 5.25 x 7.75 • 150 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction
9781877385926 • Available • $24.99 (Can $29.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada & Asia
Te Papa Press

166

A Twist of Fortune
Barbara Mitchelhill
From a Carnegie Medal-nominated author comes an exciting Victorian London adventure full of twists and turns
“Races along with fast, furious action . . . an exciting read.”
—Booklist on Storm Runners
Sam Pargeter and his younger brother and sister have always been poor, but they lead a
happy life in the country with Ma and Pa. But when Pa goes off to America to seek his fortune, things go terribly wrong. The children find themselves whisked off to live with Aunt
Maud and miserable Uncle Bert in the most dangerous part of London, called Devil’s Acre,
and put to work, just like Oliver Twist in their favorite book. When life in the city proves
impossible, the three children decide to leave. Together with their small dog, Patch, they set
out on a hazardous journey to find their long-lost grandfather.
Barbara Mitchelhill is the author of How to Be a Detective and Storm Runners.
236 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • Fiction
9781849395625 • September • $12.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Andersen Press

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The Lost Prophecies
Michael Malaghan
The Mummy meets Rick Riordan, with a Da Vinci Code-style hunt. Perfect for young
action-adventure fans.
“Engrossing.” —Booklist on Greek Ransom
Staying with their museum curator uncle in Egypt, Callie and Nick Latham make a startling discovery: a 4,000-year-old hieroglyphic message written to them. These are not standard hieroglyphics, but a code only Callie and Nick can interpret. When they’re kidnapped
by an ancient sect they realize they’re in way over their heads, but there’s no turning back.
And so the two race to unravel an ancient plot and follow a maze of lethal clues in search
of life-changing secrets. This fast-moving thriller with breath-taking action scenes and some
seriously evil villains will have young readers on the edge of their seats.
Michael Malaghan is the author of Greek Ransom.
250 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • Fiction
9781849395748 • September
$9.99 (NCR) Paper
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THE GRIMSTONES
Asphyxia
Asphyxia is a circus performer turned puppeteer, and a writer.
The Grimstones series is based upon her theatrical productions.
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 Color Illustrations • 5 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • Fiction
$11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Hatched
Meet Martha Grimstone, a girl trying to find her own special talent in the world, in
this sweetly gothic fairy tale told in a collage of words, photos, and drawings
Hello, my name is Martha Grimstone. Shall I tell you my best secret? One day I’m going
to be Lady Martha the Magnificent. I don’t know what my special talent is, but I hope
to find it any day now. I live in a grand old house in a valley full of rare and precious
herbs, which my grandfather uses to heal and comfort people. But they haven’t worked
on Mama; she cries a lake of tears every night. If only I could get into Grandpa Grimstone’s apothecary and work my very own spell!
Hatched is a gothic fairy tale about a girl who keeps her secrets safe between two pieces
of cardboard, a mother who sews garments lined with love, and a giant egg that seems to
take forever to hatch.
9781742376882 • September

Mortimer Revealed
The next magnificent adventure for Martha Grimstone. Discover the secrets that lie
in Mortimer’s crypt, in this sweetly gothic fairy tale told in a collage of words, photos,
and drawings
Hello, I’m Martha Grimstone, sometimes known as the Magnificent Lady of the Upsidedown Writing Act. When I’m not in the mulberry tree, I live with my family in a broken old
house built by my Grimstone ancestors. My father died when I was a baby, but Mama and
Grandpa Grimstone refuse to speak of him. I’m determined to find out what really happened. Luckily, Crumpet promises to unlock the door to all our family secrets. He’s my baby
brother, and he finds a touch of magic at every turn.
Mortimer Revealed is a gothic fairy tale about a magical doll’s house, a valley full of thirsty
herbs, and a departed father who had a magnificent hidden talent of his own.
9781742376899 • November

168

Machine Wars
Michael Pryor
The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in a fast-paced technothriller from
the author of the Laws of Magic series
Unknown to the world, a superintelligence has emerged—and it wants to eliminate Bram Argent. The paranoid superintelligence can control any machine connected to the net, and it uses these machines as unstoppable agents to achieve
its ends. Controlling the entire world is its only way to ensure its own existence.
Bram’s mother is a high-level computer scientist who has evidence of the possibility of the emergence of a superintelligence. But the superintelligence has become aware of her, and has decided she needs to be eliminated. Now she’s in hiding.
Bram must flee and find his parents, while being hunted by every machine on
the planet. His friend Stella is caught up in the pursuit and becomes a target because of their friendship. Together, they must survive in an interconnected world
where any machine might instantly become a lethal predator.
Michael Pryor is the author of the Chronicles of Krangor series, the Extraordinares
series, and the Laws of Magic series. He has been short-listed six times for the
Aurealis Award, including for Blaze of Glory and Heart of Gold.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • Fiction
9780857982766 • October • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • Random House Australia

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CAESAR THE WAR DOG

Operation Pink Elephant
Stephen Dando-Collins
Caesar and the team are entering elephant territory in his third
adventure, but elephant poaching is a deadly business. Will Operation Pink Elephant succeed?
Tanzania’s chief wildlife ranger has been kidnapped by a ruthless band
of elephant poachers led by Pink Eye, an albino war lord. Ben and
Charlie prepare to set off with Caesar and the GRRR (Global Rapid
Reaction Responders) team on a rescue mission. While Ben and Charlie train the rangers to fight the poachers, most of whom are child
soldiers, it takes Caesar to track down Pink Eye and enable the chief
ranger’s rescue in a final showdown.
Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of a successful series of popular histories about the legions of ancient Rome, including Caesar’s
Legion, Nero’s Killing Machine, and Mark Antony’s Heroes.
304 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Fiction
9780857981684 • November • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper
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Caesar the War Dog

Operation Blue Dragon

9781742756318

9780857980533

I Predict a Riot
Catherine Bruton
Explosive, emotional drama, perfect for fans of Meg Rosoff
Welcome to Coronation Road—a kaleidoscope of clashing cultures and parallel lives. There’s
Maggie and her politician mother in their big house. There’s Tokes and his mom in a tiny
bedsit, running from trouble. And there’s the ruthless Starfish gang, breeding fear through
the neighborhood. Amateur filmmaker Maggie prefers to watch life through the lens of her
camera. In Tokes, she finds a great subject for her new film. And when violence erupts, led
by the Starfish gang, Maggie has the perfect backdrop. But as the world explodes around
her, Maggie can’t hide behind the lens anymore.
Catherine Bruton is an English teacher and has written for the Times, among other publications. She is the author of Pop and We Can Be Heroes, for which she was long-listed/shortlisted for several major awards, including the Carnegie Medal.
304 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781405267199 • October • $12.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Electric Monkey

The Sword of Kuromori
Jason Rohan
Ancient monsters bite off more than they can chew in this action-packed adventure set
in modern Japan
When Kenny Blackwood arrives in Tokyo to spend the summer with his father, he is stunned
to discover a destiny he had never dreamed of. He finds himself in the middle of a hidden
war that is about to explode. Racing against an impossible deadline, Kenny must find the
fabled Sword of Heaven and use it to prevent the disaster. But a host of terrifying monsters is out to destroy him, and success will come at a price. With clever, fearless, sarcastic Kiyomi at his side, Kenny must negotiate the worlds of modern and mythic Japan to
find the lost sword, before it’s too late.
Jason Rohan is a former Marvel Comics staff writer and a former English teacher in Japan.
336 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • Fiction
9781405270601 • November • $10.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Egmont UK

171

GIRL V THE WORLD
Girl v the World is a funny, inspiring, and heartwarming series about 13-year-old girls
taking on the world. The girls in this series tackle topics that are tricky to talk about to parents,
and sometimes even friends, such as the first kiss, first period, bullying in high school, and much more.
Each: 112 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 10–14 • Grades 5–9 • Fiction
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Hardie Grant Egmont

Holy Crushamoly!
Thalia Kalkipsakis
Phoebe is learning to debate—and learning to handle her feelings for a crush
When Phoebe gets onto the junior debating team with straight-A student Jagath, she’s kind
of nervous. But at least she has an excuse to hang out with her secret crush! Phoebe thought
her dad would be glad she made the debating team, but for some reason he doesn’t like her
spending time with Jagath at all. Standing up in front of a class is embarrassing—until you’re
standing up for yourself and everything you believe in.
Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of Dancing Queen, Sink or Swim, and The Worst Gymnast.
9781742974101 • September

Sophie Bennett Saves the Planet
Meredith Badger
Sophie is socially conscious—does that mean she’ll always stick out?
Sophie thinks about climate change and ethical food choices way more than the other kids
at school. Doing the right thing is just really important to her. But sometimes it’s hard being
the one who always speaks up. Will Sophie ever fit in, or is she better off standing out?
Meredith Badger is the author of the Fairy School Dropout and Tweenie Genie series.
9781742977058 • November

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I Heart You,
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Things I Don’t
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DIAMOND SPIRIT
Karen Wood
An adventurous, funny, and romantic series featuring spirited girls and horses, perfect for younger teens. Like the
timeless My Friend Flicka, the characters and scenarios in this highly commercial series are earthy and believable.
Karen Wood is a syndicated columnist and contributes to various magazines.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Grades 6–9 • Fiction
$11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Opal Dreaming
Finally the day has come when Jess can bring home her filly Opal—but after Opal almost drowns in a flooded river, she falls ill and won’t get better. Has her spirit abandoned her?
“What did you decide to call her?” asked Lawson, looking over Jess’s shoulder.
“Opal,” said Jess, gazing lovingly at the little chestnut foal.
“Bad-luck stones,” grunted Lawson.
Finally the day has come when Jess can bring home her once-in-a-lifetime horse. But Opal
falls ill, the local vet just can’t find a cure, and Lawson casts her out onto his cattle station
to “do or die.” Wild with anger and refusing to give up, Jess heads west on an outback droving trip with her best friends—and Luke. Will she be able to bring Opal home? And could
Luke be her once-in-a-lifetime boy?
276 pp • 9781742373171 • September

Golden Stranger
In this fourth book in the warm-hearted Diamond Spirit series, Shara and her friends decide to protest against the wild horse race that has come to town
Shara heard her father’s four-wheel drive back up to the horse float, and moments later the
sounds of hooves up a tailgate. She rushed to the window and saw Rocko’s big brown rump
move into the float next to Goldie’s.
“Dad! Dad! No!” She threw herself down the back steps, sobbing. “I’m sorry!”
When Shara and her friends decide to protest against a wild horse race, it sounds fun, even
heroic, but they don’t plan on the tangle of heartbreak that follows. The police are on her
doorstep, her friend Corey is in the hospital, and both her beloved horses have been taken
from her. Shara will need the whole town on her side before she can put things right.
252 pp • 9781742378589 • November

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SHIPWRECKED
Siobhan Curham
Siobhan Curham is the author of Finding Cherokee Brown.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
Paper • Rights: US • Electric Monkey

Shipwrecked
Stranded on a desert island, faced with a terrible secret. This new Lost-meetsGossip Girl series is for young adult readers of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot.
I jump at the sound of a whispered voice over my shoulder. But when I turn all I see is
sand, and the towering, green wall of the rainforest. I guess it must have been the breeze,
but I can’t help shivering. I have the weirdest feeling we’re being watched.
Grace Delaney and her fellow dance students are en route to perform on a South Pacific
cruise-ship when a freak storm hits and they find themselves stranded on a deserted island. With the tropical heat rising, passions and tensions swell to breaking point—and
the island itself is quietly steaming with a terrible secret. The beginning of a heartpounding
new series, this book combines romance, mystery, secrets, betrayal, and even voodoo in
a steamy, tropical island setting, and is sure to set readers’ pulses racing.
352 pp • 9781405264570 • September • $11.99 (NCR)

Dark of the Moon
A Shipwrecked Novel
Love, betrayal, and voodoo darkness, beneath a seething sun, in book two of the Shipwrecked saga
This time, there’s no fire in the dream. All I see is a hazy yellow glow. Then a beautiful girl’s
face slowly appears. She’s smiling at me, but a tear is trickling down her cheek. She opens
her mouth to speak, but before she can say a word a snake slithers out from between her
lips, its fangs bared.
For Grace, being shipwrecked on a deserted island has brought two good things: new friendships, and Cruz, her soulmate. But as her romance with Cruz intensifies, so do the strange
happenings on the island. A girl haunts Grace’s dreams—but what does she want? And will
she ever let Grace leave?
336 pp • 9781405264587 • December • $10.99 (NCR)

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DEBUTANTES
Cora Harrison
Cora Harrison is the author of 26 children’s novels, including I Was
Jane Austen’s Best Friend, and a series for adults that began with My Lady Judge.
Each: 320 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
$9.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Debutantes
The first in a series of historical romances set in the roaring 1920s, perfect for Downton Abbey fans
It’s 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing, and parties. Violet, Daisy, Poppy, and
Rose Derrington are desperate to be part of it, but stuck in an enormous crumbling house
in the country, with no money and no fashionable dresses, the excitement seems a lifetime away. Luckily the girls each have a plan for escaping their humdrum country life:
Rose wants to be a novelist, Poppy a jazz musician, and Daisy a famous film director.
Violet, however, has only one ambition: to become the perfect debutante, so that she
can go to London and catch the eye of Prince George, the most eligible bachelor in the
country. But a house as big and old as Beech Grove Manor hides many secrets, and Daisy
is about to uncover one so huge it could ruin all their plans—ruin everything—forever.
9781447205944 • September

Debutantes in Love
Bright lights, dark secrets, and first love all come about in the second book in this
lush series
It’s 1924. Leaving their beloved Beech Grove Manor to go to London for the season,
Poppy and Daisy Derrington know that they must shine as debutantes. Since a girl cannot inherit her father’s estate, the sisters have to marry well or face being left penniless.
But it’s not money or marriage that interests them, it’s music, cinema, literature, fashion, parties, love—everything that is shiny and new. Trapped by the dusty traditions of
their class, Daisy and Poppy must choose between family duty and the bright lights of
the roaring twenties.
9781447205951 • December

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Hollow Pike
James Dawson
A gripping thriller with a dash of romance and the paranormal, set in Hollow Pike—
a small town with a big history of witchcraft
“Gripping, and the intricacies of teenage relationships are well told.” —SFX
She thought she’d be safe in the country, but you can’t escape your own nightmares, and
Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she’s being
paranoid—after all who would want to murder her? She doesn’t believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn’t believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You
never do, do you? Not until you’re alone in the woods, after dark—and a twig snaps.
Hollow Pike: where witchcraft never sleeps.
James Dawson is a former teacher and journalist.
314 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781780621289 • September • $12.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
Orion Children’s Books

Song of the Slums
Richard Harland
An absorbing tale of fame, changing fortunes, and music, set in an alternative Victorian
world, from the creator of Worldshaker
“This is gaslight fantasy at its best.” —Kate Forsyth, author, The Tower of Ravens
“This award-winning author’s terrific, fast-paced novel makes an excellent introduction for a new audience of American readers. Harland should find a place on the
steampunk shelves right next to Scott Westerfeld and Kenneth Oppel.”
—School Library Journal on Worldshaker
What if they’d invented rock ‘n roll way back in the 19th century? What if it could take
over the world and change the course of history? In the slums of Brummingham, the outcast gangs are making a new kind of music, with pounding rhythms and wild guitars. Astor
Vance has been trained in refined classical music. But when her life plummets from riches
to rags, the only way she can survive is to play the music the slum gangs want. Charismatic
Verrol, once her servant, is now her partner in crime—and he could be so much more if
only he’d come clean about his mysterious past.
Richard Harland is a fantasy, steampunk, SF, and horror author. His books include Worldshaker and Liberator. He has won six Aurealis Awards in Australia and the prestigious Tam Tam Je Bouquine Award in France.
378 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up • Fiction
9781743310052 • December • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

176

LILI WILKINSON
Lili Wilkinson
Lili Wilkinson works at a center for youth literature and is the author
of The Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend, Pink, and A Pocketful of Eyes.
Each: 5 x 8 • Fiction • Paper • US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Love-shy
Penny is a schoolgirl investigative journalist in search of a story. A boy at her school who
is painfully love-shy is surely the perfect subject for a feature article—what could go wrong?
“Penny Drummond is smart and funny, vulnerable and fierce.” —Melina Marchetta,
author, Jellicoe Road
Penny Drummond aspires to be a prize-winning journalist. In the meantime, she’s honing
her skills on the East Glendale Secondary College Gazette. When she discovers a boy at her
school is posting anonymous messages on loveshy.com, Penny believes she has found just
the story she needs. Her mission: find him, fix him, feature-article him. Next stop: Pulitzer
Prize. But what will become of her journey-of-the-soul article if the love-shy boy is not who
she expects? And what if Penny finds that her soul might be in need of a little attention as
well? Love-Shy is a lively, entertaining, and warm-hearted romantic comedy filled with serious secrets, ambitious plans, awkward moments, and unexpected friendships.
314 pp • Ages 13 & Up • Grades 8 & Up
9781742376233 • October • $12.99 (Can $15.99)

The Zigzag Effect
Backstage mischief, secret kisses, and mysterious mishaps. Is Sage’s holiday job a little too interesting? This is highly entertaining, original, pacy rom-crime for teenagers
who like their fiction fast, funny, and chock-full of sass.
Sage gave Bianca a swift hug. “Everything will be fine,” she said. “You’ll see.” They smiled
at each other, but Sage felt uneasiness creep into the pit of her belly. Something was very,
very wrong at the Lyric Theatre.
Sage is delighted to land a job at a theater. Mostly because it will earn her the money she
needs for the photography course she’s coveted since she first picked up a camera. And
working for a magician should be interesting, right? Plus there’s a cute stagehand named
Herb, who could make it even more interesting. But Sage, Herb, and the Great Armand’s
beautiful assistant Bianca stay late at the theater one night, and a wand gets broken—on
the stage. Bianca is horrified, convinced they’ve brought a curse upon themselves. Sage and
Herb dismiss her concerns as irrational superstitions, even after they are mysteriously locked
in the supply cupboard. Together. Overnight. And then things really go wrong, at the theater and at home. Sage must figure out who to trust, who’s hiding secrets, what’s real, and
what’s just clever trickery. Because when a person truly disappears, it is likely that there
are more sinister elements at work than magic.
352 pp • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
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New Guinea Moon
Kate Constable
A captivating coming of age story for younger teens, set in New Guinea where 16 yearold Julie goes to live with the father she’s never known
It had started almost as a joke, as a challenge to her mother during one of their endless arguments. She can’t even remember now what Caroline had said to spark it off, but Julie snapped
back, hot with fury, “Well, maybe I should go and live with Tony for a while and see how
that works out!” and Caroline, suddenly calm, had said, “Maybe you should.” And the next
thing Julie knew, she was on her way to meet a father she doesn’t know in a country she’s
never been to. What will she find when the tiny plane touches down in the lush tropical highlands of New Guinea? She might expect culture shock, she might hope for first love, but the
secrets she uncovers make for a truly unforgettable summer.
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth
Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was
named a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth. She is also the author of Always Mackenzie, Cicada Summer, and The Taste of Lightning.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 13–16 • Grades 8–11 • Fiction
9781743315033 • October • $13.99 (Can $16.99) Paper
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

The Vanishing Moment
Margaret Wild
From an award-winning author comes a spellbinding story of two young women at the
turning points in their lives, when each must choose to accept the life she has, or leap into
the one she might yet live
A moment. That’s all it takes. A bewildering moment when the world spins upside-down,
and then life can never be the same again. Arrow was just a girl when she saw something no
child should have to see, and she’s still haunted by this childhood tragedy. And Marika is
living a sister’s worst nightmare, from which there is no escape. When Arrow and Marika
come together in a small seaside town, they meet a mysterious “magician” who says he knows
how to escape the now and step into a new future—and the girls are tempted by the possibility of a way out. This is a striking and bittersweet story of loss and courage, with a surprising twist.
Margaret Wild has published more than 30 picture books, including Kiss Kiss!, Our Granny,
and Piglet and Mama.
192 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Grades 9 & Up • Fiction
9781743315903 • December • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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THE SENTENTIA SERIES

Second Thoughts
Cara Bertrand
The continuing adventures of an ordinary teenage girl with extraordinary mental abilities,
perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and
Sweet Peril

• Co-op available
Secrets, lies, and looming deaths—all things Lainey Young deals with in a typical day of high
school. In her senior year at Northbrook Academy—a New England boarding school where
the majority of the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted—Lainey has even more to worry about. Things like classes, college, her boyfriend, and, of course, the vision she glimpsed of her impending death. But to her
surprise, Lainey finds one worry she can cross off her list, namely Senator Daniel Astor, the
leader of the Sententia. After a shocking discovery when they finally meet, Lainey realizes maybe
she was wrong to distrust the Senator. She relaxes even further when he seems to accept her
refusal to work for him after graduation. But with her secrets mounting and the time to solve
them running out, there’s a final enigma Lainey hasn’t yet encountered:
Daniel Astor doesn’t take no for an answer. Ever.
Cara Bertrand is a former middle school literacy teacher. Her first novel
and the first book in the Sententia series, Lost in Thought, was a finalist for the 2011 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel award. She lives
in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
208 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction• Rights:
World • Luminis Books, Inc.
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THE MOONLIGHT TRILOGY

Black Moon
Teri Harman
The second book in the Moonlight Trilogy

• Co-op available
Simon Howard accidently killed three people. Four months later, the nightmares won’t stop.
Willa Fairfield, his girlfriend, his soul mate, wants nothing more than to help him move
on. But guilt isn’t the only thing getting in Simon’s way. When unexplained earthquakes
hit the small town of Twelve Acres and dozens of people go missing, the Light witches discover their most feared enemy, Archard, is still alive. Employing the twisted, dynamic magic
of a legendary witch known as Bartholomew the Dark, Archard plans to exact his revenge
and take control of the Powers of the Earth on the night of the black moon, a rare lunar
event infamous for Dark magic. As the Light Covenant fumbles to defend against Archard’s
sadistic intentions, Simon’s magic grows inexplicably more powerful—even dangerous. Willa
throws all her efforts into solving the mystery of Simon’s transformation, but when the events
of the past storm into the present, the couple’s future changes forever.

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Teri Harman is the author of Blood Moon. She also writes a biweekly
book column for the news site KSL.com and hosts a monthly television segment for Studio 5, a lifestyle program. She lives in Saratoga
Springs, Utah.
450 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781939967930 • September • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Paper
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BEHOLDERS

True Sight
Terron James
Young fans of Brandon Sanderson and George R. R. Martin will love this second installment in the Beholders series

• Co-op available
Triumph requires victory, but victory is not triumph. Lon Marcs, the last known Beholder
for over a thousand years, has led the Rayders in an overwhelming victory, but his trials
are far from over. A new Rayder Commander must be selected. Mutiny swells in the shadows of Taeja’s ruins and the Rayder civilians must be escorted to their new home. Fleeing from their own deteriorating nation, Appernysian refugees continue to arrive every
week. The last hope for Appernysia dwells with Mellai Marcs, twin sister to Lon, but can
she discover her power within before it’s too late?
Terron James is the author of Insight. He is an English teacher and a member and former
president of the Tooele chapter of the League of Utah Writers. He lives in Tooele, Utah.
400 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781939967978 • January • $16.99 (Can $20.99) Paper • Rights:
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THE NIUHI SHARK SAGA

One Boy, No Water
Updated Edition
Lehua Parker
Illustrations by Corey Egbert
“A colorful island tale and a modern take on various aspects of Hawaiian legend. . . .
Lehua Parker has written a lovely book for an age group often ignored.” —Hawaii Reads
When old Uncle Kahana and his dog find a newborn with a curious birthmark abandoned
on a reef in Hawaii, he soon discovers just how special the child is: the boy is completely allergic to water. His allergies make it impossible for him to eat raw seafood or rare meat—a
travesty for an islander. Kahana is able to convince his niece and her family to adopt the boy,
whom they name Alexander, or Zader for short. Zader seems like a typical 11-year-old boy
facing the usual challenges: fitting in with his peers, getting into a good prep school, and getting along with his surfing-crazed brother. In reality, however, he is the descendant of an ageold predator from the sea. As he matures and learns how to work around his mysterious allergies,
Zader’s life begins to turn upside down, and he will not only have to come to terms with who
he is, but what he is.
Lehua Parker is an advocate of Hawaiian culture and literature; her writings often feature her island heritage and Hawaiian Pidgin. She is the
author of the Niuhi Shark Saga series, and is a former school teacher
and SCUBA instructor. She lives in Utah. Corey Egbert is an illustrator.
He lives in Buena Vista, Virginia.
268 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 10 B/W Illustrations
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781939967787 (Replaces 9780984880171) • September
$12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Rights: World • Jolly Fish Press

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One Shark, No Swim
9781939967107
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DIMENSIONS IN DEATH

Mojave Green
The Brothers Washburn
A pair of teens must face a demon from their past
“It’s not a lie that the Grimm Brothers now have competition; this series is already
proving to be a recipe of thrills, chills, and suspense that young adult fans will absolutely love.” —Feathered Quill Book Reviews on Pitch Green
“The Brothers Washburn are masters at writing for Young Adults. Every character is
believable, every description is vivid, and every moment is a surprise. The story was
the perfect mix of frightening and intriguing that made it impossible to put down.”
—Celese Sanders, syndicated columnist

• Co-op available
In Trona, California, an isolated mining town deep in the Mojave Desert, an unearthly creature once preyed upon the town’s folk for decades. Armed with secrets from a puzzle box,
Camm and Cal stood against the creature and believed they vanquished the monster. But
when they hear that Trona’s children are still disappearing, the teenagers, with unsuspecting friends in tow, return to warn the innocent townspeople of the true nature of the creature. However, things have changed; death has come in a new form and the balance between
dimensions has been altered. Only a band of few misfits can stop the coming desolation—
but it may already be too late.
The Brothers Washburn (Andy and Berk Washburn) are the coauthors of Pitch Green, the
first book in the Dimensions in Death series. Andy Washburn lives in Henderson, Colorado.
Berk Washburn lives in St. George, Utah.
325 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781939967855 • October • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper
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Splinters
F. J. R. Titchenell and Matt Carter
A young adult horror story with significant Lovecraftian influence, Splinters deals with
how ordinary human resistors must sacrifice the normal lives they could have tried to
live in favor of fighting for all humankind

• Co-op available
• Author tour to include Anaheim, Burbank, Hollywood, Long Beach,
Los Angeles, Ontario, Pasadena, San Diego, and Santa Monica,
California (September–December)
Under most circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each
other; he’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal,
and she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the
small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters that look
like friends, family, and neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside
their differences and learn to trust each other.
F. J. R. Titchenell is the author of Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know
Of) and several young adult, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror short stories. Matt Carter is the author of various horror, sci-fi, and young adult fiction. They live in San Gabriel, California.
350 pp • 5.5 x 8.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781939967398 • September • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World
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The Sky So Heavy
Claire Zorn
This haunting dystopian novel thrillingly and realistically looks at a nuclear winter from an
Australian perspective.
For Fin it’s just like any other day—racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class,
and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it’s not
like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated.
When Fin wakes up the next morning, it’s dark, bitterly cold, and snow is falling. There’s no
internet, no phone, no TV, no power, and no parents. Nothing Fin’s learned in school could have
prepared him for this. With his parents missing and dwindling food and water supplies, Fin and
his younger brother Max must find a way to survive all on their own. When things are at their
most desperate, where can you go for help?
Claire Zorn has a bachelor of fine arts degree and a postgraduate diploma in writing. This is
her first book.
304 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction/Science Fiction
9780702249761 • Available • $16.00 (Can $18.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
University of Queensland Press

The Voices in Between
Charlene Challenger
This stirring coming-of-age novel presents issues such as domestic violence and emotional abuse,
as well as cultural and sexual identity.
“Captivating, intriguing, and most of all musical, Challenger sets the stage for a series
whose insistent voice will continue whispering into your ear long after you’ve turned the
final page.” —S. M. Beiko, author, The Lake and the Library
Adoni is a teenaged girl who lives a downtown apartment with her mother, an emotionally and
physically abusive woman who drinks too much. One evening, Adoni finds herself drawn to the
enchanting voice of a man singing in the alley beneath her bedroom window. The man, Ritter,
brings Adoni to the Welcome, a northern colony of the In-Between world, where young people
who have been rescued from harm are kept safe by their sworn immortal protectors, the pipers.
But when the Welcome is attacked by changelings—led by the vicious and charismatic Sylvester—
and a centuries-old grudge spills over the edge and threatens to destroy the colony and everyone
who lives there, Adoni must find the strength and courage within to stop the oncoming war.
Charlene Challenger is a writer, a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School, and the first recipient of the Gladys Shibley Mitchell Scholarship Award. This is her first novel.
250 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction
9781926639796 • Available • $21.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Rights: World
Tightrope Books, Inc.

Teacher’s Pets
Crystal Hurdle
A new take on the verse novels for teens

• Co-op available
Thought-provoking, sexy, edgy, and affecting, Teacher’s Pets explores what happens along the
line that should not be crossed. Join a group of Venturers, a Wilderness Training school group,
on their treks into the great outdoors of supernatural British Columbia and the mysteries of
love and loss. Told in a series of free-verse poems from a lively crew of characters, interspersed
with student assignments and the comments on them, discussions in and out of the classroom,
journal entries, report cards, lists, and horoscopes, this book will engage teens and adults alike.
Crystal Hurdle teaches English and creative writing at Capilano University in North Vancouver. She is the author of the poetry collection After Ted & Sylvia and her poetry and prose has
been published in many journals, including Bogg, Canadian Literature, the Dalhousie Review,
Event, Fireweed, and the Literary Review of Canada. She lives in North Vancouver.
150 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Fiction/Poetry
9781926639765 • Available • $21.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Rights: World
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A GIFT FOR BABY
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Sanja Rescek
A collection of prayers and Bible verses to remind a child always of God’s love
and care—available in two formats, as a gift for a christening or a dedication
These books of simple prayers and reflections that a grown up can say with a baby lets them know
they are beginning to enact the promises they made at the infant’s christening or dedication to help raise
them in the Christian faith. The prayers have been chosen and presented to be age-appropriate and appealing
to young children and adults alike. The books include some of the favorite childhood prayers that older generations
will remember as favorites to know by heart. The covers are padded, gloss white with illustration and foil titling
Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children’s writer. Specializing in Bible stories,
prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into more than 30 languages with sales
of 4 million copies. Sanja Rescek won the Grigor Vitez Award for best children’s book illustrator in 2003.
Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

A Gift for Baby’s Christening
9780745964904

A Gift for Baby’s Dedication
9780745964911

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My Big Bright Bible Board Book
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Stephen Barker
The perfect way to share the Bible’s best stories
with very young children
This new board edition of My First Bible Stories is
a cheerful book which introduces 10 favorite Bible
stories, with newly written text that is simple and
fun to share with the very young. Stephen Barker’s
illustrations are as engaging as ever—bright and
bold, with cheery faces that children can respond to.
Stories from Old and New Testaments are chosen
so babies can get to know the key stories and characters from the very beginning.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime
Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About
Jesus, and the Bartimouse Series. Stephen Barker has
illustrated several books.
10 pp • 8 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745965253 • September
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book
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My Little Bible Board Book
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell
This wonderfully child-friendly volume collects of some of the best-loved Bible
stories, from beginning to end
This colorful, chunky board book retells the Bible in 20 favorite episodes so that
young children may begin to explore the Bible for themselves. The simple, short stories highlight key aspects of the Christian faith—love, obedience, and trust—whilst
Melanie Mitchell’s bright and smiley characters exude cheerfulness and faith. The
padded covers and rounded corners mean that this book is ideal for little hands and
everyday play. The result is a very useable book which feels about the same size as
a proper grown up Bible and that very little children can browse on their own or
have read aloud to them.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes
and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse Series. Melanie Mitchell is a popular children’s book illustrator. She is the
illustrator of The Biggest Thing in the World, My Little Bible and Prayer board books,
and the See and Say series.
40 pp • 5.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 2 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745960463 • February • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book
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Guess Who? Noah’s Ark
A Flip the Flap Book
Christina Goodings and Angela Muss
Flip-the-flap to learn more about what Noah might be hiding aboard
the Ark
Learn about the story of Noah with this bright flap book, ideal for toddlers who love a game of peek-a-boo! Discover 12 flip-the-flaps with different characters under each, each depicted in bright collage artwork.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to
Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse Series. Angela Muss is the illustrator of My Fantasy Pet Shop.
6 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745964966 • November • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Board Book
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Baby’s First Bible
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Maria Maddocks
A delightful introduction to 20 much-loved Bible stories, each with a simple and reassuring message for the very young
This collection features 20 Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Each Bible story is told on a double page spread with wonderfully
colorful, collage illustrations. There are smiling characters, sweet animals,
and bright backdrops throughout. Each story is retold in language that is
easy to read aloud to a child, and which reflects God’s love and care.
Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers
books, which include Goodnight Prayers, Prayers for the Very Young, and
Prayers for a Better World. Maria Maddocks is a freelance illustrator whose
illustrations are an ensemble of painted, printed, and found materials collaged together.
40 pp • 5.5 x 6 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745964119 • September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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First Prayers for Baby
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Annabel Spenceley
This lovely gift offers beautiful prayers for a new arrival, with delightful pictures
of cuddly babies with each prayer
This book is full of simple prayers that are delightful to share with a newborn child.
Including some traditional prayers as well as more modern ones, it will make an
ideal gift for a baptism or christening, and is suitable for a girl or boy. Illustrated
throughout with heartwarming, pastel images of sweet babies and their soft
toys, this book is presented in a padded hardback.
Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers books,
which include Goodnight Prayers, Prayers for the Very Young, and Prayers for a Better World. Annabel Spenceley is an illustrator whose works include The Faber Book
of Nursery Rhymes, The Kingfisher Treasury of Animal Stories, and Yorkshire’s Prettiest Princess.
48 pp • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745964072 • September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion Nursery Bible
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Priscilla Lamont
This collection of cherished Bible stories is a delight to read and will surely find
its place among the treasured books of childhood
A soft and traditional nursery style, a padded cover with rounded corners, and sweet,
simple stories make this lovely new Bible the perfect gift for a young child. Contains 15 important episodes from the Creation to the Resurrection, and gentle, yet
detailed and lively pictures on every page which provide a focus for a parent and
child to share the book together.
Elena Pasquali worked for some years in children’s publishing before becoming an
author. Priscilla Lamont has a degree in graphic design and worked as a book designer before becoming a freelance artist. She has illustrated more than 40 children’s books.
192 pp • 6.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745963990 • September
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion Nursery Bible Gift Edition
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Priscilla Lamont
This gift edition of the beloved collection of cherished Bible stories is a delight
to read, and will surely find its place among the treasured books of childhood.
Included is a dedication page so the gifter can be remembered every time the book
is opened.
Contains 15 important episodes from the Creation to the Resurrection, and gentle,
yet detailed and lively pictures on every page which provide a focus for a parent and
child to share the book together.
Elena Pasquali worked for some years in children’s publishing before becoming
an author. Priscilla Lamont has a degree in graphic design and worked as a book
designer before becoming a freelance artist. She has illustrated more than 40 children’s books.
192 pp • 6.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Religious
9780745965475 • November • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion Book of Nursery Fables
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic
This collection of wise and witty fables from Aesop is a delight to read and will
surely find its place among the treasured books of childhood
The much loved fables of Aesop—learned in childhood and handed down for generations—are collected here in a stylish volume that young children can treasure
for years. Dubravka Kolanovic’s illustrations capture the traditional feel in a fresh
and contemporary way, filling the pages with lively and engaging characters. Presented in a hardback cover, with padding front and back, and rounded corners, this
book makes a wonderful gift.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including An Arkful of
Animal Prayers, My Guardian Angel, and The Lion Book of Prayers to Read &
Know. Dubravka Kolanovic has illustrated more than 30 children’s books and cartoon books. Her first picture book, A Special Day, won the Landmark Editions
Golden Award.
128 pp • 6.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Folklore
9780745964669 • October • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
Julia Stone
Illustrations by Cally Johnson-Isaacs
This collection of rollicking nursery rhymes makes a perfect gift and is a delight
to read and will surely find its place among the treasured books of childhood
Every child’s favorite nursery rhymes are collected together here for a new generation. These rhymes are not only classics but help develop language skills as children learn to recite them. Cally Johnson-Isaacs’ bold, jolly little pictures capture
the fun and mischief in nursery rhymes, while being friendly and appealing. This
is a stylish volume that a child can treasure for years.
Julia Stone had a successful career in publishing children’s picture books for many
years before starting to write for children herself. Cally Johnson-Isaacs is a children’s book illustrator.
96 pp • 6.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Classics
9780745964676 • October • $17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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Goodnight, God Bless
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Gareth Llewhellin
Bedtime prayers and soft, calming images will help lull
any child to sleep, knowing that God’s love is always near
These bedtimes prayers and blessings for young children have
an irresistibly endearing illustrative theme of soft toys and
woodland animals under mysterious and lovely starry skies.
The warm and whimsical illustrations by Francesca di
Chiara give the book instant appeal to a wide general market, while the traditional feel of the bedtime prayers and blessings provides all the reassurance of a Christian heritage.
Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children’s prayers books, which include Goodnight Prayers,
Prayers for the Very Young, and Prayers for a Better World.
Gareth Llewhellin is an illustrator whose works include Always There Bear and The Velveteen Rabbit.
48 pp • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious
9780745964430 • October
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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BIBLE STORY TIME

My Bedtime Bible Story Box
Includes 6 Books
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Estelle Corke
A handy carrying case holds a selection of six beginner
Biblical stories and parables designed to make the lessons
of the Bible both accessible and fun to read
This set of Bible stories is perfect for reading aloud and sharing with young children. Stories taken from both the Old and
New Testaments are retold in simple language and illustrated
with bright and cheerful pictures. Designed to convey key messages and morals, these six tales—God Makes the World, Noah
and the Flood, Daniel and the Lions, Moses and the Princess,
David and Goliath, and Jonah and the Whale—make an ideal
introduction to the Bible.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous religious books for
children, including Little Bunny’s Easter and My Baptism
Book. Estelle Corke’s previous books include Oh Holy Night,
Little Cheetah Tale, and Little Tiger Tale.
192 pp • 7 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious
9780745969466 • September
$12.99 (Can $15.99) Boxed Set
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The Lion First Bible
Pat Alexander
Illustrations by Leon Baxter
A must-have collection of Bible stories for any young child, told in simple language
and with beautiful illustrations
Here are more than 60 Bible stories, specially chosen for young children: a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the Bible. With bright illustrations
and simple, clearly laid out text, this retelling is ideal for beginner readers.
Pat Alexander is co-founder and former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is
also the compiler and author of many books, ranging from The Lion First Bible to
the Lion Handbook to the Bible. Leon Baxter was a life-long illustrator.
480 pp • 6 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Religious
9780745961033 • January • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion First Book of Parables
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Barbara Vagnozzi
The parables of Jesus are retold here with simplicity and sincerity, alongside lively
and engaging illustrations
The parables that Jesus told are full of warmth and wisdom, and they reveal the
kindness and generosity of spirit of Jesus himself. With text retold in a lively style
with plenty of dialogue, these stories introduce young children to 20 parables in a
way that can be easily understood. Bright illustrations full of color accompany the
stories to engage the interest of young children. The parables include those of the
mustard seed, the lost sheep, the two sons, and the three servants.
Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children’s writer. Specializing in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been
translated into more than 30 languages with sales of 4 million copies. Barbara
Vagnozzi has illustrated the Finger-Trail Tales and God Bless Me.
64 pp • 7.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Religious
9780745964096 • September
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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Look Inside: The Time of Jesus
A Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Lorenzo Orlandi
Keep curious young minds busy with these detailed depictions of Bible history, and a glimpse behind the scenes
with flaps to lift on every page
Jesus took his message to all kinds of people in all kinds
of places—from the shores of Lake Galilee to the bustling
streets of Jerusalem. This book takes readers right into the
world that he knew, with appealing illustrations and flaps
that open to reveal all kinds of fascinating details. Brief
text explains the setting, and references events and stories
from Jesus’ life. The book covers the first Christmas, illustrations of a synagogue and carpenter’s workshop in
Nazareth, fishing in Capernaum, farming and shepherding in the hills of Galilee, homes of the wealthy and everyday people, the temple in Jerusalem, the way of the cross,
and the first Easter.
Lois Rock has established an international reputation as
a children’s writer. Specializing in Bible stories, prayer
books, and information books, her books have been
translated into more than 30 languages with sales of 4 million copies. Lorenzo Orlandi has worked with magazines,
advertising agencies, and publishers and specializes in illustration of nature, history, science, and agriculture.
8 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Religious
9780745963983 • October
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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Jesus Detective
Peter Martin
Illustrations by Peter Kent
Super sleuths will have hours of fun finding ancient people and objects in this treasure trove of fabulously detailed pictures from the
world of the Bible
Young detectives will never tire of this picture-search puzzle book. Readers can pore through 17 cleverly illustrated scenes of events from the
life of Jesus to find the answers to the questions posed on each page.
Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, and others
highlight things that happened in the Bible stories—offering hours of
fun to readers as they search for the answers, as well as scores of animals, birds, and even insects. As they exercise their brains solving the
puzzles, they’ll also become real experts on the fascinating setting
of some of the Bible’s greatest stories. With lots to find, this kind of
picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children gain key insights into the life of Jesus as they
super-sleuth their way through the book. Warning: may be addictive!
Peter Martin is a religious educator and the author of Bible Detective
and Bible People Factfile. Peter Kent has been illustrating children’s
books for more than 30 years.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Religious
9780745964447 • October
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Sophie Allsopp
This beautifully presented keepsake Bible is graced with glowing pencil and watercolor illustrations and written by a trusted
story author
The Bible is a treasure trove of wisdom. Its ancient stories ring true
through the centuries, enabling readers to discover for themselves
the way of goodness and righteousness, of faith, hope, and love. Written with simplicity and sincerity, this retelling in 50 episodes from
both the Old and New Testament is evocative, engaging, and a joy
to read. Each story is prefaced with a one-line introduction explaining
its place in the Bible, so children can gain a deeper understanding
of the broader sweep and purpose of the Bible’s stories as a whole.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been
translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First
Book of Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and
My Very First Bible. Sophie Allsopp is the illustrator of The First
Christmas; The First Easter; The First Rainbow; Our Father; and
Thank You, God!
320 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Religious
9780745964874 • January
$19.99 (Can $23.99) Hardcover Picture Book
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The Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible
Peter Atkinson
A concise and engaging introduction to the Bible’s story,
background, and meaning
A one-stop reference guide, this Encyclopedia provides an
engagingly illustrated introduction to the Bible for the junior student. Taking a chronological approach to the storyline of the Bible, the authoritative text integrates the
historical, geographical, and social background of the Bible,
along with overviews of the different types of writing found
within its pages and how they relate to Christian beliefs.
The clear layout incorporates illustrations, maps, diagrams, and call-out boxes to introduce the reader to the
salient points of the Bible and its influences throughout the
centuries.
Peter Atkinson is a theologist.
128 pp • 8.5 x 10.25
Four-color Interior • 106 Color Photos
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Religious/Nonfiction
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s
Paperback Picture Book: 9780745962863
September • $16.99 (Can $19.99)
Cloth: 9780745960104
Available • $19.99 (Can $21.99)

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Busy Bees Easter
Jocelyn Miller
Illustrations by Samantha Meredith
Easter is a special time, and this book will make it special for you—
so come on, Busy Bee! It’s time to get buzzing!
Eggs-cellent Easter activity fun! Inside are brain-tickling puzzles to
solve, super stickers to stick, and the cutest crafts that are simple
and sensational. Includes simple crafts suitable for children, stickers to decorate the crafts, painting, and puzzles. Learn how to make
an Easter card, Easter bunting, an Easter basket, and much more.
Keep children busy during the holidays with activities to be done
alone or with a parent, in a play group, or Sunday school.
Jocelyn Miller has always been enthusiastic about “make-and-do”
crafts and has worked with children at summer holiday schools.
Samantha Meredith designs and illustrates children’s books, but her
work has included surface pattern design, greetings cards and gift
wrap, craft projects, toy packaging, and branding for sushi and tea
companies.
24 pp • 8.25 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Seasonal
9780745969428 • Canceled
$7.99 (Can $8.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

196

My Look and Point First Easter
Stick-a-Story
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Annabel Hudson
Use the stickers in the book to tell the story of the first Easter
Easter is about new life and new beginnings. Learn the story of the
first Easter, which is told through five double page spreads with spaces
in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the
page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson’s cute, cut-out
effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.
Christina Goodings and Annabel Hudson previously collaborated
on Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Look and Point Noah Stick-aStory Book, My Look and Point John and the Whale Stick-a-Story
Book, My Look and Point Bible, and other children’s books.
16 pp • 8.25 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Religious/Novelty
9780745964539 • January
$6.99 (Can $7.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

197

The Easter Story
Antonia Jackson
Illustrations by Giuliano Ferri
A beautifully illustrated book that recounts the story
of the first Easter from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to
the resurrection, and emphasizes the message at its
heart—that of God’s everlasting love
This retelling of the Easter story is both clear and detailed,
explaining fully the message of God’s love in a way that
children will be able to easily understand. The book follows this important episode from Jesus’ entry into
Jerusalem right through to the resurrection. Giuliano Ferri’s
illustrations are peaceful, gentle, and elegant, making this
a sophisticated picture story book for older children.
Antonia Jackson studied languages and linguistics at university, and edited children’s books for the best part of
a decade before deciding to write. Giuliano Ferri is an
award-winning illustrator. His work has been exhibited
in major cities around the world including Tokyo, New
York, Paris, and Barcelona, and his previous children’s
books have been translated into several languages.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • Religious/Seasonal
9780745965086 • January
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • Lion Children’s

198

MINEDITION MINIBOOKS
Each: 32 pp • 5.75 x 7.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K
October • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth • Rights: World • minedition

The Night Before Christmas
Clemens Clarke Moore
Illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house . . .

• Co-op available
Clement Clarke Moore’s timeless poem about Christmas Eve is beautifully brought
to life by illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger and her unique interpretation of Santa’s fantastic midnight visit. The poem—originally titled, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”—is in
large part responsible for the conception of the Santa Claus recognized today and
is artistically rendered in this picture book full of holiday spirit.
Clement Clarke Moore was a professor of Oriental and Greek literature and the author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” which later became “The Night Before Christmas.” Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children’s
books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize
her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. She is the author and illustrator of
numerous books, including The Little Mermaid and Tales from the Brothers Grimm.
12 Color Illustrations • 6 Line Drawings
Seasonal/Classics • 9789888240883

Silent Night, Holy Night
Werner Thuswaldner
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen
The origin story of a beloved Yuletide hymn
Complete with the song lyrics, this lushly illustrated and beautifully told story explains how the popular Christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” was written
and put to music. An embodiment of peace, love, and the spirit of Christmas itself, this picture book is the perfect resource for anyone who has wondered where
this heartwarming song originated.
Werner Thuswaldner is a freelance writer and the former head of the cultural editorial office of the Salzburger Nachrichten, a highly respected Austrian newspaper. He has written numerous books and stage and radio plays. Robert Ingpen is
a writer and illustrator. He has written more than 100 books and in 1986 he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his work.
14 Color Illustrations
Seasonal/Religious • 9789888240869

199

Classic Christmas Tales
Illustrations by Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman has chosen a magical mixture of stories and
verses evoking the festive season for this beautifully presented seasonal treasury
All the classic Christmas songs, poems, and stories that evoke seasonal cheer are included in this beautifully illustrated, magical collection. It includes “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Good
King Wenceslas,” “The Snow Man” (Hans Christian Andersen),
“The Gift of the Magi” (O. Henry), “Stopping By Woods on a
Snowy Evening” (Robert Frost), “The Night Before Christmas,”
and more. It also includes seasonal excerpts from such works as
Black Beauty, A Christmas Carol, Little House in the Big Woods,
The Wind in the Willows, and Winnie the Pooh.
Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award- and Smarties Book
Prize-winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of several books,
including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World.
He won the Smarties Prize and was a commended runner-up for
the Greenaway Medal for War Game.
120 pp • 6.5 x 8 • 83 Color Illustrations
Ages 8 & Up • Grades 3 & Up • Seasonal
9781843652663 • September • $16.99 (Can $19.99) Cloth
Rights: US & Canada • Pavilion Children’s

200

The Christmas Treasure Hunt
A Lift the Flap Book
Illustrations by Ag Jatkowska
It’s the annual treasure hunt, and the animals need help lifting the flaps
to find their treasure in the snow
Follow irresistibly sweet woodland animals on a treasure hunt through the
snow as they set off to find their Christmas presents. With three fun flaps
on every spread and a truly spectacular pop-up Christmas tree at the end
complete with shiny foil decorations, this gift book is the perfect festive treat.
Ag Jatkowska is an illustrator.
10 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Novelty/Seasonal
9780230768635 • September
$15.99 (NCR) Novelty
Rights: US • Campbell Books

Santa’s Secret
Second edition
Mike Dumbleton
Illustrations by Tom Jellett
A delightful Christmas book with a mischievous Australian twist
The Christmas presents have all been delivered, but Santa is back on his
sleigh. What is he up to? Where is he going? Quick . . . hop on board. Let’s
find out.
Mike Dumbleton is the author of several books for children including Mr.
Knuckles and Pumped Up. Tom Jellett has illustrated a number of bestselling books for children, including The Chewing Gum Kid and The Littlest Pirate.
32 pp • 9 x 9 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Picture Books/Seasonal
9781742752402 (Replaces 9781742752396) • September
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada
Random House Australia

201

SPARKLERS: CELEBRATIONS
Katie Dicker
Sparklers: Celebrations encourages children to learn about annual festivals and different cultures
around the world. The books are designed to support and extend the early learning curriculum.
Katie Dicker is a writer and editor who has worked in publishing for more than 10 years. She specializes in
children’s nonfiction, and is the author of the Healthy Lifestyles series, the I Belong series, and the Special Days series.
Each: 24 pp • 9.8 x 9.8 • 24 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • Religious/Education Resource
$10.99 (Can $12.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • Laburnum Press

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year helps children to find out more about this important annual festival. Children are introduced to the Chinese calendar and aspects of preparation, such
as cleaning and decorating. They also learn about the festival itself with parades, dragon
dances, family gatherings, gifts, and special food.
9781909850019 • December

Christmas
Christmas helps children to find out more about this important Christian festival—from
the birth of Jesus to different Christmas traditions. Children are introduced to aspects
of preparation, such as advent calendars, cards, and decorations, and to the festival itself with family gatherings, church services, gifts, and carols.
9781909850002 • November

Divali
Divali helps children to find out more about this important festival of lights—from the
start of the Hindu New Year to different Divali traditions. Children are introduced to
the story of the Ramayana and different Hindu gods. They also learn about divas and
decorations, New Year rituals, and special Divali food.
9781909850026 • October

Easter
Easter helps children to find out more about the important Christian holiday—from
the resurrection of Jesus to different Easter traditions. Children are introduced to life
cycles and aspects of renewal, and to the festival itself with family gatherings, parades,
Easter eggs, and special Easter food.
9781909850033 • February

202

STICKER DRESSING-UP
Susan Martineau
Illustrations by Cathy Hughes
Susan Martineau is a children’s author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases,
and Slimy Science and Awesome Experiments. Cathy Hughes is an illustrator whose work includes
Ben Bunny Is Very Hungry, My Carry-Along Easter, and My Carry-Along Noah.
Each: 20 pp • 7 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • Activity
September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Princesses
The princesses love trying on different clothes—help them get dressed with more
than 60 stickers
Meet the glamorous princesses and their friends in this handbag-sized sticker book.
Dress them with the stickers as they visit the Queen, go to a ball, and watch a royal
tournament. There are five fun scenes for sticking, and more than 60 beautiful stickers. It’s time to go to the palace.
9781908164940

Pirates
It’s time for the pirates to set sail on an adventure—help them get ready with more
than 70 stickers
All aboard for some handbag-sized pirate adventures! Dress the pirates with the stickers as they sail through storms, explore the Arctic, and go deep-sea diving. There are
five fun scenes for sticking, and more than 70 fun, colorful stickers. It’s time to meet
the crew.
9781908164933

203

ADOPT ME!
Olivia Cosneau
Each book comes with a press-out pet who needs a home. Children write in their pet’s name,
and use stickers to give their new pet a gift, and feed them. They use the many other press-out pieces
to complete activities throughout the pages, and the entire book itself can refashioned into a small scene.
Olivia Cosneau is an illustrator.
Each: 20 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • Activity
November • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Adopt Me! Baby Panda
This adorable panda loves to have fun. Give her a name and something to eat, and
see where your adventures take you.
9781908164315

Adopt Me! Baby T. Rex
Who doesn’t want a pet T. Rex? Fold out the cover flaps to see your new pet, his home,
and all his toys.
9781908164643

204

ADOPT ME!
Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • Activity
November • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Adopt Me! Chihuahua
He’s a cute little dog who’s looking for a new friend to look after him. The book includes a story, stickers, coloring, and press-out pieces to make a collage.
9781908164308

Adopt Me! Little Kitten
This cuddly kitten needs a friend. Fold out the cover flaps to see your new pet and the
pet’s home and toys.
9781908164636

205

MAKE YOUR OWN
Clare Beaton
Build your very own table-top model by folding out the back cover of these delightful activity books.
Then color in and cut out the figures to complete the scene. There also include facts and stories, extra creative
craft projects, and a simple glossary. Exceptionally easy-to-make, these books provide hours of creative fun.
Clare Beaton is a children’s author and illustrator whose books include
Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes and One Moose, Twenty Mice.
Each: 20 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Make Your Own Castle
Create your own castle, color and cut out 26 medieval figures, read facts about castles, and use simple instructions to make a knight in armor, a sword and shield, and a
coat of arms.
9781902915968 • October

Make Your Own Coral Reef
Create your own coral reef scene, color and cut out 25 sea creatures, learn fascinating facts about coral reefs, and use simple instructions to make a fishing game and
a shell box.
9781905710393 • September

Make Your Own Creepy Castle
Create your own creepy castle, color and cut out 20 figures, read a ghostly story
about a haunted castle and facts about dungeons and ghosts, and learn how to dress
up for a spooky horror party.
9781902915401 • September

206

MAKE YOUR OWN
Each: 20 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Create your own magical fairy garden, color and cut out 26 fairy figures, read facts
about fairy lore and famous fairies, and use simple instructions to make fairy costumes and food, a wand, and flowers.
9781902915241 • September

Make Your Own Farm
Create your own farmhouse and farmyard, color and cut out 25 figures, read facts
about farm life and where our food comes from, and use simple instructions to make
animals cards.
9781902915128 • September

Make Your Own Noah’s Ark
Create your own Ark, color and cut out 23 animals and figures, read the story of
Noah’s Ark and the Flood, and use simple instructions to make a flying dove and
a pairs game.
9781905710256 • October

207

MAKE YOUR OWN
Each: 20 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Make Your Own Pirate Ship
Create your own pirate ship scene, color and cut out 32 figures, make a Jolly Roger
and a treasure chest, read about useful knots for sailors, and read about pirate life.
9781902915203 • October

Make Your Own Princess Palace
Create your own princess palace, color and cut out 18 figures, read two well-loved
fairy stories, and get simple instructions on how to dress like a princess and have a
princess party.
9781902915258 • October

Make Your Own Rainforest
Create your own luscious rainforest; color and cut out 21 birds, insects, and animals; read fascinating rainforest facts; and use simple instructions to make and play
a jumping frog game.
9781905710409 • October

208

MAKE YOUR OWN
Each: 20 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Make Your Own Roman Arena
Create your own arena, color and cut out 19 figures, read facts about gladiators and
chariot racing, and use simple instructions to make a Roman mosaic.
9781905710171 • October

Make Your Own Theatre Cinderella
Create your own theater and stage a show, color and cut out 12 figures, read the
complete story of Cinderella, and make theater tickets for friends and family.
9781905710188 • October

Make Your Own Theatre Snow White
Create your own theater and stage a show, color and cut out 16 figures, read the
complete story of Snow White, and make theater tickets for friends and family.
9781905710324 • October

209

YOU CAN DRAW
Martin Ursell
Martin Ursell has illustrated many books for children, including
The Ice-Age Tracker’s Guide and Tina, the Detective.
Each: 32 pp • 9 x 11 • 20 Color Illustrations • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Nonfiction
November • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

You Can Draw Cartoons
A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Great Cartoons
Kids can create their own cartoons and share them with friends using the clear
and simple tips in this book
The perfect book for complete beginners or budding artists, this handbook has stepby-step guidelines for getting started, tips on planning and drawing a strip cartoon, and useful notes on how to use a sketchbook. It’s packed with funny cartoons
and practical help on drawing heads, bodies, animals, machines, and caricatures,
plus a full page template to make a flick book.
9781902915142

You Can Draw Horses
A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Horses
Kids can master the art of drawing horses, from cute cartoons to mythical to extremely realistic horses
The perfect book for complete beginners or budding artists, this handbook has stepby-step guidelines for getting started; tips on color, shape, technique, and materials; and useful notes on how to use a sketchbook. It’s packed with useful pictures
and practical help on drawing all kinds of horses from photos, from models, and
from life. It also includes fascinating horse facts.
9781902915210

210

YOU CAN DRAW
Each: 20 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

You Can Draw Monsters
A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Monstrous Beasts
Kids can frighten their friends, scare their sisters, and bother their brothers with
dreadful drawings of menacing monsters
The perfect book for complete beginners or budding artists, this handbook has stepby-step guidelines for getting started; tips on color, shape, technique, and materials; and useful notes on how to use a sketchbook. It’s packed with fantastic pictures
and wonderful ideas on how to draw all sorts of fearsome monsters, mythical beasts,
ghastly ghouls, and terrifying creatures. It also includes weird and wonderful facts
about monsters.
9781902915265

You Can Draw Wild Animals
How to Observe and Draw Favourite Wild Animals
Venture into the wild and learn to draw animals using the clear and simple tips in
this book The perfect book for complete beginners or budding artists, this handbook
has step-by-step guidelines for getting started; tips on color, shape, technique, and
materials; and useful notes on how to use a sketchbook. It’s packed with beautiful
pictures of favorite and exotic animals created in pencil, ink, chalk, watercolor, and
felt-tip. It also includes fascinating animals facts.
9781902915975

211

Maze Adventures
There’s Only One Way Out!
Martin Nygaard and Jesús Gabán
Jack and Jessica are intrepid explorers—but, as they travel around the world, their
way is blocked by a series of incredible mazes full of dangers and surprises
Help Jack and Jessica navigate their way through a mountain cave, a haunted castle,
the Amazon swamps, and more in 12 mazes full of traps and surprises. When you’ve
guided them safely home, you can check the routes to make sure you went the right
way. Also included are easy instructions on how to design your very own maze.
Martin Nygaard has published more than 138 critically acclaimed short shories and
modern fairy tales for children. Jesús Gabán is an illustrator whose works include
Harry Dresses Himself, La Ieynda del Cid, and Tiempo de Nubes Negras.
32 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity
9781908164698 • September • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

The Kids’ Book of Mazes
Gareth Moore
Kids of all ages will love to lose themselves in this fun book of mazes
With hundreds of twists and turns, the magical mazes in this collection get more fiendish
with every turn of the page. This pocket-sized book is the perfect travel companion,
and is sure to delight kids and adults alike.
Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for
both children and adults, including The Kids’ Book of Sudoku! and The Mammoth
Book of Brain Work.
192 pp • 4.5 x 5.5 • Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–3 • Activity
9781780552484 • October • $6.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
Buster Books

212

Brain Games for Clever Kids
Puzzles to Exercise Your Mind
Gareth Moore
A fantastic boredom-buster for even the cleverest of kids
The perfect companion for vacation, this collection contains more than 90 puzzles, including memory, word, and number workouts; codes; battleships; and mind-bending spot-thedifferences. There are hours of fun to be had with Japanese puzzles, including hanjie, kakuro,
hitori, sudoku, and lots more. Let the brain games begin.
Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including The Kids’ Book of Sudoku! and The Mammoth Book of Brain Work.
192 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • Activity
9781780552491 • October
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada
Buster Books

Cartoon Chef: Zoo Animals
Learn to Draw & Cook
Dahna Knight
Learn how to draw zoo animals in five easy steps, then try your hand at cooking them
Have you ever made Stripy Zebra Cupcakes or Cute Turtle Rolls? Have you worked
out the best way to draw a sly looking crocodile? This fresh twist on learning to draw
combines the creativity of drawing and the fun of cooking. Each chapter gives point
by point directions to drawing a set of animals (safari, rainforest, outback, marine,
bird sanctuary, and creepy crawlies), then has a themed recipe at the end. Easy to follow instructions will have kids drawing like pros and cooking like masterchefs in no
time. Includes dual measures.
Danha Knight is an illustrator and the creator of Cartoon Chef, a how-to-draw “drawing recipe” strip in an Australian newspaper. She is currently putting together a Cartoon Chef television series.
96 pp • 7 x 8.5 • Two-color Interior • Ages 7–11 • Grades 2–6 • Activity
9781921894701 • October • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
Rights: US, Canada, Asia X Japan • Chirpy Bird

213

JOKES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Get ready to split your sides laughing with these gigantic books of jokes for boys and girls. With everything from
terrible toilet humor and all-round sport silliness to hilarious haircuts and school-time zaniness, these collections
are crammed with corkers guaranteed to to put a smile on your face and a stitch in your stomach!
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Novelty
September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada • Summersdale

Jokes for Boys
Harry Hilton
Laugh your socks off with this hilarious selection of rib-tickling jokes collected just
for boys
Harry Hilton is the author of Games for All the Family and Jokes for All the Family.
9781849534727

Why was the fountain pen sent to prison?
To do a long sentence.
What did the mayonnaise say to the refrigerator?
Close the door, I’m dressing!
What do you call a big fish that makes you an offer you can’t refuse?
The Codfather.
Why do people whistle when they’re sitting on the toilet?
Because it helps them remember which end they need to wipe.

Jokes for Girls
Mandy Morgan
Laugh until you cry with this hilarious compilation of side-splitting jokes collected
just for girls
Mandy Morgan is a gift book author.
9781849534734

What did the shoes say to the hat?
You go on a-head and I’ll follow you on foot!
What’s orange, long and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot.
What goes zzub, zzub?
A bee flying backwards.
Where do cats get their information?
A mewspaper.

214

DOT TO DOT
Emily Golden
From animals to aliens and cupcakes to cars, these books are brimming with stylish dot-to-dots
to discover and color. With simple, medium, and harder levels of difficulty, they are the
perfect books for keeping children of all ages entertained for hours on end.
Emily Golden is a children’s book creator.
Each: 64 pp • 7 x 9.5 • Ages 5–9 • Grades K–4 • Activity
November • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

Buster’s Brilliant Dot to Dot
Join the dots to reveal cool, cute, and crazy pictures on every page
9781780552019

Dot to Dot
Emily Golden
Join the dots to reveal cool, cute, and crazy pictures on every page
9781780551159

215

Gorgeous Doodles
Pretty Pictures to Create and Complete
Nellie Ryan
More from the illustrator behind Beautiful Doodles and Fabulous Doodles
Bursting with beautiful, brightly colored doodles to create and complete, from flowers to feathers and sweets to sparkling jewels, doodlers will love this gorgeous book. Fun, simple, and creative, these
doodles require no drawing skills. Just let yourself be inspired.
Nellie Ryan is the creator of Beautiful Doodles, Designer Doodles,
Dream House Doodles, and Fabulous Doodles.
128 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • Activity
9781907151651 • October • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

216

Fabulous Fashion
Over 100 Designer Doodles to Complete and Create
Nellie Ryan
In this fabulous follow-up to Designer Doodles, Nellie Ryan is back with another
collection of fantastically fashionable doodles to complete
Perfect for budding fashionistas and designers alike, doodlers can create and complete
their own cutting-edge outfits for any occasion. From crazy catwalk couture and chic
street fashion, to cute and comfy sleepwear, there’s something for every designer, whatever their sense of style.
Nellie Ryan is the creator of Beautiful Doodles, Designer Doodles, Dream House Doodles, and Fabulous Doodles.
160 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Ages 8–12 • Grades 3–7 • Activity
9781907151842 • October • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
Buster Books

Handmade Crafts by Children for Children
Guadalupe Rodríguez
Imaginative projects for children, by children, made from everyday materials
Created in association with craft expert Guadalupe Rodríguez, this book includes imaginative projects by children, for children. The projects have clear, visual instructions
and use household junk and recycled materials like cardboard boxes, pegs, wool, and
scraps of fabric, as well as materials found in nature.
Guadalupe Rodríguez has been working with children for more than 18 years.
48 pp • 7 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity
9781908164971 • October • $12.99 (Can $15.99) Paperback Picture Book
Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

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Where’s the Penguin?
Sophie Schrey
Illustrations by Chuck Whelon
A fun, vibrant way for children of all ages to test their spotting skills
A family of 10 little penguins have escaped from the zoo, and
they’re on the adventure of a lifetime, taking in a carnival,
some go-karting, getting lost in space, and more. Can you find
all of them? Crammed with cute and colorful illustrations,
and with loads of silly stuff to spot on every page, it’s time
to get ready for a penguin party!
Sophie Schrey and Chuck Whelon are gift book creators.
48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–11 • Grades K–6 • Activity
9781780551227 • October • $14.99 (NCR) Cloth
Rights: US • Buster Books

Also available:

218

Where’s the
Meerkat?

Where’s the
Zombie?

9781843178040
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

9781843179436
$9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth

The Official Playmobil Activity Book
Playmobil
An official Playmobil activity book, packed with castles,
dragons, and knights

• Available in an easy-to-merchandise
12-copy PDQ counter display
The perfect gift for any child who is a fan of the much-loved
Playmobil brand, this activity book is filled with coloring pages
to complete, games to play, and puzzles to solve.
Playmobil is an international brand of toys distributed in more
than 80 countries worldwide. Both parents and educators recognize Playmobil’s award-winning toys as a benchmark for
high-value, quality play products.
64 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Activity
Paperback Picture Book: 9781780553023
November • $9.99 (Can $11.99)
Hardcover Picture Book: 9781780552835
November • $12.99 (Can $15.99)
Rights: US & Canada • Buster Books

219

Toxic Annual 2015
Toxic
A celebration of all the biggest and best boys’ brands
From Skylanders to Lego, Minions to Mario, and FIFA to Nerf
among others, this book brings together great stories, activities,
posters, facts, and fun in one action-packed annual. The Toxic
Annual features all the top news and info about gaming, films,
TV shows, and toys together with additional fun and engaging
content to really get boys reading and laughing. This jam-packed
end-of-year compendium of all the coolest brands is filled with
jokes, stories, and all the top things to know, all delivered with
the humorous attitude which makes Toxic magazine so popular.
Toxic magazine is a boy’s magazine that covers movies, gaming, TV, DVD, jokes, comics, sports, cars, celebrities, contests,
and how-to. It celebrated a decade of publishing in 2012.
72 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–8 • Grades K–3 • Nonfiction
9781405272117 • November • $12.95 (NCR) Cloth
Rights: US • Egmont UK

220

Monsters Unchained!
Over 1,000 Drop-Dead Funny Jokes, Riddles, and Poems
about Scary, Slimy, Slithery, Spooky, Slobbery Creatures
Richard Lederer
From the Abominable Snowman to zombies, the funniest monster book you’ll find
This collection contains more than 1,000 puns, riddles, narratives, poems, arranged in an
alphabetical parade of more than 20 classical monsters, each accompanied by creepy and
kooky illustrations. This riotous collection is not only a page-turning blast, but it also respects the intelligence of young readers.
Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books, including Anguished English, Crazy
English, Get Thee to a Punnery, A Treasury for Cat Lovers, and A Treasury for Dog Lovers.
He is the coauthor of Animal Cracker Uppers series. He lives in San Diego.
144 pp • 6 x 9 • 60 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Nonfiction/Humor
9781936863662 • October • $8.95 (Can $10.99) Paper • Rights: World
Marion Street Press, LLC

Also available:
Each: $7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper

Animal Cracker
Uppers Jr.

Cleverly Comical
Animal Jokes

Rip Roaring
Animal Jokes

Super Funny
Animal Jokes

9781936863501

9781936863150

9781936863167

9781933338880

Around the World with Justin Bieber
True Stories from Beliebers Everywhere
Sarah Oliver
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to hang out with Justin Bieber, then this is
the book for you
Sarah Oliver has got hold of all the insider news and gossip any true Belieber could ever want, after catching up with
his biggest fans—all around the world. Read all about what
happened when each fan finally met Justin, including hilarious anecdotes about what he got up to in each country and revealing what the heart-throb is really like
off-stage and behind closed doors. With stories from his
biggest fans from all around the world, this is a truly unique
book packed with all-access material you won’t find anywhere else.
Sarah Oliver is the author of An A–Z of JRR Tolkien’s The
Hobbit, Pollyanne, and Rihanna.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction
9781782198987 • September
$13.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
John Blake

221

One Direction
Midnight Memories
Triumph Books
The boys are back in town with their third No. 1 album

• Co-op available
• Triumph’s previous One Direction tour book,
One Direction: Take Me Home (9781600789014)
from May 2013, sold more than 15,000 copies
Fans are counting the days until One Direction kicks off the
North American leg of their Where We Are tour in summer
2014. The tour will include plenty of songs from the band’s
new album Midnight Memories, which debuted at No. 1 on
the Billboard 200 and includes the popular singles “Best Song
Ever” and “Story of My Life.” To prepare for this epic 21city tour, fans won’t want to miss this book, which includes
dozens of full-color photographs of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry,
and Louis, as well as inside information about the band.
Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports
publishing and also publishes pop culture and current
events books. They are based in Chicago.
112 pp • 8.5 x 11
100 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction/Music
9781629370194 • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • Triumph Books

222

Rev-o-LOOM-tion
A Modern Kids’ Guide to Rocking Rubber Bands
Triumph Books
The hottest trend right now, rubber band jewelry is endlessly customizable to suit your mood!

• Co-op available
Become a designer with this colorful guide that gives step-bystep instructions to creating anything you can dream up
on a loom. Featuring easy-to-follow, full-color photography,
Rev-o-LOOM-tion includes designs for complete beginners
all the way to those who know their way around a loom. This
how-to book also offers tips on organizing supplies and recommendations on fun add-ons like beads and charms. It’s a
must-have for anyone who wants to showcase his or her originality through rubber band jewelry.
Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports
publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events
books. They are based in Chicago.
112 pp • 8.5 x 11
250 Color Photos • 10 Diagrams • Four-color Interior
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Activity
9781600789991 • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
Rights: World X United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand
& Ireland • Triumph Books

223

Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced
The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft
& Other Building Games
Triumph Books

• Co-op available
• Publisher’s previous book Minecrafter sold
more than 60,000 copies
One of the most popular video games of all time, Minecraft
has become a global craze thanks to nearly 40 million registered users worldwide across all platforms. In Minecrafter 2.0
Advanced, those who mastered the basics laid out in the first
Minecrafter strategy guide now find tips on more complex
areas of game play, including Redstone circuitry and other
inventions, and advice for beating “The End.” This must-have
guide for even the most advanced of experts includes the
game’s latest innovations and features 100 color images.
Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports
publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events
books. They are based in Chicago.
128 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Color Photos
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up• Games
9781600789984 • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
Rights: World X United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand
& Ireland • Triumph Books

224

The Big Book of Minecraft
The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft
& Other Building Games
Triumph Books

• Co-op available
• Publisher’s previous book Minecrafter sold
more than 60,000 copies
Brought to you by the authors and editors that created the
Minecrafter and Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced guide books, Big
Book of Minecraft features more of everything—more mods,
more mining, more mobs, and more Minecraft. Up to date for
the 2014 holiday season, Big Book of Minecraft is packed with
the most recent training, tools, and techniques to help readers get more out of their favorite sandbox game. 2014 was a
pivotal year for Minecraft, and this book captures all the latest and greatest things that have happened to one of the most
brilliant and immersive games in video game history. From a
brief overview of the game to advanced farming, mining, and
building techniques, this guide touches on everything Minecraft
enthusiasts could ever ask for. Featuring authoritative and engaging content from our internal experts, Big Book of
Minecraft also highlights some of the most influential builders
in the Minecraft community today and examines their creations
and techniques that catapulted them to fame.
Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports
publishing and also publishes pop culture and current events
books. They are based in Chicago.
192 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Screen Shots • Four-color Interior
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction/Games
9781629370286 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth
Rights: World • Triumph Books

Also available:

Minecrafter
9781600789328
$12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper

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225

CHILDREN’S CLASSICS
Catherine Bruzzone
Illustrations by Clare Beaton
A fantastic resource for language teachers using popular, classic tales
Each book in this series contains a simplified version of a classic tale in English, French, or Spanish;
a play script with easy dialogue; several pieces of scenery; and 16 story characters to color in
and cut out. The whole book turns into a table-top theater so children can enjoy putting on the play as
they practice their language skills. Notes for teachers are given in English, as are instructions throughout.
Catherine Bruzzone has more than 20 years experience teaching languages to children
and developing innovative language-learning programs. Clare Beaton is a children’s author
and illustrator whose books include Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes and One Moose, Twenty Mice.
Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Education Resource/Classics
September • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Children’s Classics in English:
Cinderella
9781905710331

Children’s Classics in French:
Cendrillon
9781905710041

Children’s Classics in Spanish:
Cenicienta
9781905710263

226

CHILDREN’S CLASSICS
Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Education Resource/Classics
September • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Saddle-Stitched • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Children’s Classics in English:
Snow White
9781905710652

Children’s Classics in French:
Blanche Neige
9781905710379

Children’s Classics in Spanish:
Blancanieves
9781905710638

227

LOOK WHERE I LIVE
Catherine Bruzzone
Illustrations by Louise Comfort
A delightful look and find book for children to practice foreign language vocabulary
In a delightfully unusual language-learning series, children learn vocabulary by visiting colorful houses
around the world, and playing I Spy in each. Each house displays lots of fascinating things to search
and find. The repetitious language and the excellent practice of a wide variety of useful words
make these books absorbing fun in French or Spanish, while children also discover the differences
and similarities in each of the different homes across the globe.
Catherine Bruzzone has more than 20 years experience teaching languages to children
and developing innovative language-learning programs. Louise Comfort is the illustrator
of the Fairy Phones series, including Daisy’s Necklace, Lily’s Busy Day, and Rosie’s Surprise.
Each: 32 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Nonfiction/Education Resource
September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Look Where I Live!/¡Mira Donde Vivo!
9781905710928

Look Where I Live!/Regarde Ou J’habite!
9781905710911

228

My English Sticker Atlas
Catherine Bruzzone
Illustrations by Stu McLellan
A fun language-learning sticker activity atlas
Learn about the world and its languages while learning English, too. Colorful maps of the main regions of the world feature countries, oceans, rivers, lakes, and mountains labeled in
English. The sticker pictures are arranged in seven informative
themes: animals, crops, food, industry, monuments, natural features, and plants. The main languages of each region and simple quiz quetstion accopmany the maps. Lists of countries and
map words are in the back of the book.
Catherine Bruzzone has more than 20 years experience teaching languages to children and developing innovative language-learning programs.
20 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Education Resource/Activity
9781908164148 • October
$12.99 (Can $15.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

229

MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK
Milet Publishing

• Co-op available
Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series
of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language.
Titles in the series feature animals, clothes, colors, fruit, home, jobs, music, numbers, opposites,
plants, school, sports, tools, vegetables, and vehicles. This collection combines photographs, bright
illustrations, and dual-language words in clear, bold text. Suitable for both individuals and groups,
these books are a child’s perfect introduction to exploring other languages.
Milet Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books for children, young adults, and adults, featuring
more than 300 titles in English and more than 25 languages that celebrate multiculturalism and multilingualism.
Each: 20 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books/Education Resource
September • $7.99 (Can $8.95) Board Book • Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–French)
9781840598629

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–German)
9781840598636

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Italian)
My First Bilingual Book–
Clothes (English–Arabic)
9781840598582

My First Bilingual Book–
Clothes (English–Bengali)

9781840598643

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Korean)
9781840598650

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Russian)
9781840598681

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Somali)
9781840598698

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Spanish)
9781840598704

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Turkish)
9781840598711

9781840598599

My First Bilingual Book–
Clothes (English–Chinese)
9781840598605

My First Bilingual Book–
Clothes (English–Farsi)
9781840598612

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Polish)
9781840598667

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Portuguese)
9781840598674

230

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Urdu)
9781840598728

My First Bilingual
Book–Clothes
(English–Vietnamese)
9781840598735

MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK
• Co-op available
Each: 20 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books/Education Resource
September • $7.99 (Can $8.95) Board Book • Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–French)
9781840598780

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–German)
9781840598797

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Italian)
My First Bilingual Book–
Plants (English–Arabic)
9781840598742

My First Bilingual Book–
Plants (English–Bengali)
9781840598759

My First Bilingual Book–
Plants (English–Chinese)
9781840598766

My First Bilingual Book–
Plants (English–Farsi)
9781840598773

9781840598803

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Korean)
9781840598810

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Polish)
9781840598827

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Portuguese)
9781840598834

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Russian)
9781840598841

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Somali)
9781840598858

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Spanish)
9781840598865

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Turkish)
9781840598872

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Urdu)
9781840598889

My First Bilingual
Book–Plants
(English–Vietnamese)
9781840598896

231

MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK
• Co-op available
Each: 20 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books/Education Resource
September • $7.99 (Can $8.95) Board Book • Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–French)
9781840598940

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–German)
9781840598957

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Italian)
My First Bilingual Book–
School (English–Arabic)
9781840598902

My First Bilingual Book–
School (English–Bengali)
9781840598919

My First Bilingual Book–
School (English–Chinese)

9781840598964

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Korean)
9781840598971

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Polish)
9781840598988

9781840598926

My First Bilingual Book–
School (English–Farsi)
9781840598933

232

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Portuguese)
9781840598995

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Russian)
9781840599008

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Somali)
9781840599015

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Spanish)
9781840599022

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Turkish)
9781840599039

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Urdu)
9781840599046

My First Bilingual
Book–School
(English–Vietnamese)
9781840599053

MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK
• Co-op available
Each: 20 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books/Education Resource
September • $7.99 (Can $8.95) Board Book • Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–French)
9781840599107

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–German)
9781840599114

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Italian)
My First Bilingual Book–Tools
(English–Arabic)
9781840599060

My First Bilingual Book–Tools
(English–Bengali)
9781840599077

My First Bilingual Book–Tools
(English–Chinese)

9781840599121

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Korean)
9781840599138

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Polish)
9781840599145

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Russian)
9781840599169

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Somali)
9781840599176

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Spanish)
9781840599183

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Turkish)
9781840599190

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Urdu)
9781840599206

9781840599084

My First Bilingual Book–Tools
(English–Farsi)
9781840599091

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Portuguese)
9781840599152

My First Bilingual
Book–Tools
(English–Vietnamese)
9781840599213

233

MY FIRST BILINGUAL BOOK
• Co-op available
Each: 20 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 20 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Grades Up to Pre-K • Board Books/Education Resource
September • $7.99 (Can $8.95) Board Book • Rights: World X Australia & New Zealand • Milet Publishing

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–French)
9781840599268

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–German)
9781840599275

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Italian)
9781840599282

My First Bilingual Book–
Vehicles (English–Arabic)
9781840599220

My First Bilingual Book–
Vehicles (English–Bengali)
9781840599237

My First Bilingual Book–
Vehicles (English–Chinese)
9781840599244

My First Bilingual Book–
Vehicles (English–Farsi)
9781840599251

234

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Korean)
9781840599299

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Polish)
9781840599305

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Portuguese)
9781840599312

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Russian)
9781840599329

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Somali)
9781840599336

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Spanish)
9781840599343

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Turkish)
9781840599350

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Urdu)
9781840599367

My First Bilingual
Book–Vehicles
(English–Vietnamese)
9781840599374

Cool Astronomy
50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Malcolm Croft
Discover how telescopes are made, learn about invisible light, and study the scale of the universe—in a way
you’ll never forget
Inside this mega-jam-packed book are 50 fact-tastic ways
to advance and improve your astronomy skills so you’ll
never feel alone in the universe again! Learn amazing
space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse
safely and mapping stars from your own back garden,
right down to expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved in the space between space
so you’ll never forget them. You’ll discover everything you
need to know about the universe, from Asteroids to
Zubenelgenubi, and almost everything in between.
Malcolm Croft is a writer of popular reference books.
112 pp • 6 x 7.75 • 100 Color Illustrations
Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up • Nonfiction
9781909396418 • November
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada
Portico

235

Cool Art
50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Simon Armstrong
A colorful, playful guide to the world of art—from
major movements to how the artistic mind works and
how to behave in an art gallery

Also available:

Cool Art, a neat primer on all things art, introduces all
the key characters, moments, and movements in the history of art to the present day. From Caravaggio to Banksy,
the Renaissance to Minimalism, young readers can explore the ideas, meaning, and techniques behind the
world’s masterpieces, with a hefty dose of fun along the
way. Much more than a basic history of art, this fascinating book explains how color works, how to have a
profound experience in an art gallery (and what not to
say while you’re there), and how to tap into one’s own
innate creativity and become an artist. Packed with intriguing and playful images, this is an ideal gift for all
ages—not only will it engage young people in creative
ideas, it will also provide a feast of useful facts for adults
to impress their friends with at dinner parties.
Simon Armstrong is the book buyer for Tate Modern and
Tate Britain.
112 pp • 6 x 7.75 • 100 Color Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up
Nonfiction • 9781909396425 • November
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Rights: US & Canada
Portico

Cool Science Tricks
9781907554698
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

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Dinosaur Eggs & Blue Ribbons
A Look at Science Fairs, Inside & Out
Barnas G. Monteith
A personal look at science fairs from the varied perspectives of a successful participant,
judge, policymaker, and science fair organization leader

• Co-op available
Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons takes young readers on a journey into adventure science
as experienced by a young aspiring scientist who turned scientific inspiration into scientific
success. The book is full of anecdotes and advice from the world of STEM education and
contains practical advice about judging, display boards, and other preparations for the big
science fair day. Throughout the text and appendix are examples of original, winning science
fair materials as well as links to a wide variety of proprietary online resources which complement the text. In the end, the hardships are all worthwhile when you work alongside some
of the top scientists in the field, make groundbreaking discoveries, and win big in the science
fair and beyond!
Barnas G. Monteith is chair of the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair and a cofounder of the Curious Minds Initiative for Science Fairs. He is a record-holding science fair
winner spanning his middle and high school years, with multiple international science fair
wins, including two ISEF 1st Prize Grand Awards. He operates his not-for-profit blog and resource site, www.mistersciencefair.com. He is the author of The Furious Case of the Fraudulent Fossil and The Harrowing Case of the Hackensack Hacker. He lives in Brockton,
Massachusetts.
150 pp • 5.75 x 8.5 • 32 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos • 2 Color Illustrations
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Nonfiction/Science
9780989792455 • January • $9.95 (Can $11.99) Paper • Rights: World
Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

Magnificent Minds
32 Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine
Pendred Noyce
Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science

• Co-op available
Did you know that Florence Nightingale pioneered the use of statistics in public health?
That Marie Curie is still the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in both physics and
chemistry—and the only winner whose daughter also won a Nobel Prize? That in the 17th
century, the most accomplished scholar in mathematical astronomy was a Polish woman,
Maria Cunitz? That Helen Taussig, founder of the field of pediatric cardiology, also prevented hundreds of babies from being born with limb deformities? For centuries, women
have risen above their traditional roles to pursue new understanding of the natural world.
This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the
lives, sayings, and dreams of 32 women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, computer science, and medicine.
Sweeping and inspirational, this book should be read by all girls and young women who
share a “hunger of the mind.”
Pendred Noyce is a physician, an advocate for science education, and a mother of five. She
has helped lead National Science Foundation education projects and helps run a foundation dedicated to math and science education. Her past books for children include the awardwinning Lexicon series and several Galactic Academy of Science adventures with inset
minibiographies of scientists. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts.
280 pp • 8 x 10 • 32 B/W Photos • 32 Color Illustrations • 32 Diagrams
Four-color Interior • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction/Science
9780989792479 • March • $22.95 (Can $27.99) Cloth • Rights: World
Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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WOMEN OF ACTION
Each: 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
$19.95 (Can $23.95) Cloth • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy
Peggy Caravantes
A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer

• Co-op available
With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities
into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer,
Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young
adults. Author Peggy Caravantes follows Baker’s life from her childhood in the depths of
poverty to her comedic rise in vaudeville and fame in Europe. This lively biography covers her outspoken participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the
French Resistance during World War II, and adoption of 12 children—her “rainbow tribe.”
Also included are informative sidebars on relevant topics such as the 1917 East St. Louis
riot, Pullman railway porters, the Charleston, and more. The lush photographs, appendix
updating readers on the lives of the rainbow tribe, source notes, and bibliography make
this is a must-have resource for any student, Baker fan, or history buff.
Peggy Caravantes is a former English and history teacher, middle school principal, and deputy
school superintendent. She is the author of 16 books for middle grades and young adult
readers, including American Hero: The Audie Murphy Story and Petticoat Spies: Six Women
Spies of the Civil War. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
208 pp • 20 B/W Photos • Nonfiction/Biography • 9781613730348 • February

Women Heroes of the American Revolution
20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue
Susan Casey
A commemoration of the brave yet largely forgotten women who served in America’s War
of Independence

• Co-op available
Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere’s 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far on her horse Star in
order to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his scattered troops to fight a marauding enemy. Few know about Martha Bratton, who blew up a supply of gunpowder to keep
it from approaching British troops and boldly claimed, “It was I who did it!” Susan Casey
gives Ludington, Bratton, and 18 other remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways:
as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from
interviews with historians and with descendents of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any
student’s or history buff’s bookshelf.
Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors and Women
Invent! Two Centuries of Discovery That Have Shaped Our World. She is a journalist whose
articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Americana, Family Circle, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Soap Opera
Digest, USAir, and Women’s Sports. She lives in Venice, California.
240 pp • 40 B/W Photos • Nonfiction/History • 9781613745830 • March

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FOR KIDS SERIES
• Co-op available
Each: 144 pp • 11 x 8.5 • 50 B/W Photos • 20 B/W Illustrations • Two-color Interior
Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

The US Congress for Kids
Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising,
with 21 Activities
Ronald A. Reis, Foreword by Rep. Henry A. Waxman
Afterword by Rep. Kristi Noem
An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch
of the U.S. Government
Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids
examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids will be engaged by the focus on
dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points while also benefitting from the clear discussions of Congressional purpose,
structure, history, and ongoing issues. Educational, hands-on activities that illuminate the workings of the U.S. Congress include making a House ceremonial mace, creating congressional money, and making a capitol dome.
Ronald A. Reis is the author of numerous nonfiction books for kids and young adults, including Christopher Columbus
and the Age of Exploration for Kids, with 21 Activities. He lives in Calabasas, California. Henry A. Waxman, a Democrat, is the U.S. representative for California’s 33rd congressional district. Kristi Noem, a Republican, is the U.S. representative for South Dakota’s at-large congressional district.
Nonfiction/History • 9781613749777 • November

Texas History for Kids
Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activites
Karen Bush Gibson
The larger-than-life story of the Lone Star State
Encapsulating the 500-year saga of the one-of-a-kind state of Texas, this interactive
book takes readers from the founding of the Spanish Missions and the victory at San
Jacinto to the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston and the establishment of NASA’s
Mission Control in Houston while covering everything in between. Texas History for
Kids includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the
state’s culture, politics, and geography. Kids will recreate one of the six national flags
that have flown over the state, make castings of local wildlife tracks, design a ranch’s branding iron, celebrate Juneteenth
by reciting General Order Number 3, build a miniature Battle of Flowers float, and more. This valuable resource also includes a timeline of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study.
Karen Bush Gibson is the author of Native American History for Kids, Women Aviators, Women in Space, and three dozen
other books for young readers.
Nonfiction/Activity • 9781613749890 • February

Exploring the Titanic
How the Greatest Ship Ever Lost—Was Found
Robert D. Ballard
A century after the great ship sank to the ocean floor, the Titanic still captivates
More than just a collection of the superlative facts associated with the ship —largest, tallest,
fastest—Exploring the Titanic tells the tale of the doomed ocean liner through the eyes of those
who lived the tragedy and those who discovered the ship 74 years later. The book is brought
to life with dozens of engaging illustrations by renowned artist Ken Marschall.
Robert D. Ballard discovered the sunken Titanic ship and is the author of many books about
his discoveries. He lives in Mystic, Connecticut.
64 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 45 Color Photos • 35 B/W Photos • 20 Color Illustrations
3 B/W Illustrations • 1 Line Drawing • 1 Chart • 2 Maps • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
Education Resource/Nonfiction • Rights: US & Canada • Madison Press Books
Cloth: 9781928137009 • October • $19.95 (Can $19.95)
Paper: 9780590419529 • Available • $12.95 (Can $12.95)

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How Can a Pigeon Be a War Hero?
Questions and Answers about the First World War
Tracey Turner
Contribution by the Imperial War Museum
A book of questions and answers for young history buffs, from what it’s like to be in a
tank to how WWI ended
Why did WWI start? Who was fighting who? Did soldiers still fight with swords? Had airplanes been invented yet? What was it like to be inside the first tank sent to war? How
could a shaving brush help you escape being captured? Did animals fight in the war? How
can a pigeon be a war hero? What was the Women’s Land Army? Why did it go on so long?
How did it end? Find out the answers to these and a lot of other exciting questions in this
book containing everything you ever needed to know about World War I.
Tracey Turner is the author of 100 Inventions that Made History and 101 Things You Need
To Know. The Imperial War Museum was founded in London in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the “Great War,” which was still being fought. Today the IWM is
unique in its coverage of conflicts from World War I to the present.
160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction
9781447226192 • October • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
Macmillan Children’s Books

Why Would a Dog Need a Parachute?
Questions and Answers About the Second World War
Jo Foster
Contribution by the Imperial War Museum
Find out all the really important things about World War II with this fascinating book
of questions and answers
Why did WWII start? Who had the best weapons? Why were there no bananas? What was
Shanks’s pony? Why was food rationed? Could you still buy sweets? Why were spies important? Why should you keep “mum”? Why did it go on so long? How did it end? Find
out the answers to these and a lot of other exciting questions in this book of everything
you ever needed to know about World War II.
Jo Foster is the author of the History Spies series, which includes Back to the Blitz and Escape from Vesuvius. The Imperial War Museum was founded in London in 1917 to collect
and display material relating to the “Great War,” which was still being fought. Today the
IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts from World War I to the present.
160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction
9781447226185 • October • $8.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
Macmillan Children’s Books

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FLIP FLAP JOURNEYS

In One End and Out the Other
What Happens to Poo When It Leaves You?
Dr. Mike Goldsmith and Richard Watson
More than 50 flaps to open in this large board book discussing digestion, toilets, sewage treatment, and everything
else to do with waste
How do you digest food? Why is poo brown? What is pee made
of? Flip the flaps and follow the fantastic journey of food to
find out! Children are fascinated by poo, and particularly what
happens to their poo when they flush the toilet. They’ll love
this book about two children who follow the journey of food
and drink as it passes through their bodies.
Dr. Mike Goldsmith has written more than 40 science books
for children and adults, which have been published in more than
28 countries. His books have been short-listed for the Royal
Society Young People’s Book Prize twice. Richard Watson has
illustrated several titles.
14 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty/Nonfiction
9781405275637 • February • $12.99 (NCR) Board Book
Rights: US • Red Shed

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GLENN MURPHY
Glenn Murphy
Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp?
and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Each: Nonfiction • October • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Bodies
The Whole Blood-Pumping Story
A fun, doodle-filled book about how your body works by the author of Why Is Snot Green?
What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? Why are some farts eggier
than others? These and other important questions are answered in this fun, fascinating book.
Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from scabs, cells,
and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria, and deadly diseases, this book contains absolutely
no boring bits!
160 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–10 • Grades 2–5 • 9781447254591

Evolution: The Whole Life on Earth Story
A fun, doodle-filled book about evolution and life on earth
What is a selfish gene? What are the kingdoms of life? Why are there no car-sized bugs
and beetles? This book answers these and a lot of other awesome questions in this funny
and informative book. Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible
things, from how we evolved from chemical soup to shrews to human beings, and why
bugs really do rule the world, this book contains absolutely no boring bits.
192 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 9–11 • Grades 4–6 • 9781447254607

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GLENN MURPHY
Each: Nonfiction • October • $7.99 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Macmillan Children’s Books

Disgusting Science
A Revolting Look at What Makes Things Gross
Prepare yourself for a gross overload
What’s worse than finding a maggot in your apple? Which smells worse: a rotten egg or a
rotten leg? What is poo made of? This book explains how being revolted (and sometimes
being revolting) can be both incredibly beneficial and stupendously silly in this fantastically
informative book. Packed with illustrations, photographs, information, and jokes about all
sorts of disgusting things, from bugs, bacteria, and sweaty armpits to exploding bodies and
creepy-crawly creatures, this book contains absolutely no boring bits.
Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives
in Raleigh, North Carolina.
160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • 9781447252993

DR. DINO’S LEARNATORIUM

How Fast Can You Fart?
And Other Weird, Gross and Disgusting Facts
Noel Botham
Amaze your friends by telling them about purple animals, the heaviest sumo wrestler,
and the longest bout of hiccups ever
Did you know that there are twice as many chickens in the world as humans, or that one
in three men picks his nose while driving? Do you want to know the average weight of a
human eyeball, or how many hearts a worm has? Learn the answers to all these questions—
and more. The first book in the Dr. Dino’s Learnatorium series, How Fast Can You Fart?
is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, grossest, brainiest, and best facts about history, science, food, geography, words, and much more.
Noel Botham is the author of the ever-popular Useless Information series.
160 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Nonfiction
9781782197669 • December • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • Dino Books

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GRUESOME SERIES

Slimy Science and
Awesome Experiments
Susan Martineau and Martin Ursell
No special equipment is needed to get started with
these weird and wonderful experiments
Ectoplasmic Gunk, Balloon Belchers, Floating Eyeballs,
and Pus-filled Boils—does this sound like your kind of
fun? Well then, you’re definitely a grossologist. These
tried and tested scientific experiments will disgust even
the most gruesome. “Fact Files” explain the science behind each experiment.
Susan Martineau is a children’s author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy
Science and Awesome Experiments. Martin Ursell is an
author and illustrator of children’s books including The
Big Book of Experiments and Activities, Dragon Boy,
and Shadows in the Bedroom.
48 pp • 7 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages 6–10 • Grades 1–5 • Nonfiction
9781908164629 • December
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

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SCIENCE AROUND YOU
Susan Martineau
Illustrations by Leighton Noyes
Susan Martineau is a children’s author whose books include 50 French Phrases,
50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy Science and Awesome Experiments. Leighton Noyes is an illustrator
whose works include Flying Start with Literacy, Galileo’s Telescope, and the Little Princesses series.
Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity
September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Shadows in the Bedroom
Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life
Have bedtime fun with bouncing light beams, mirror tricks,
and wacky shadows
You know those things that go bump in the night? Well, it’s
nothing scary—it’s just science. Explore the everyday science
in your bedroom with these simple experiments. You don’t need
any special equipment, and there are full step-by-step instructions. All the experiments have clear and simple explanations of the science behind the activities. There are also fun
facts and quiz questions for budding scientists, plus a special
“words to know” glossary at the back of the book to explain
tricky science words.
9781905710225

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SCIENCE AROUND YOU
Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity
September • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book • Rights: US & Canada • b small publishing

Bugs in the Garden
Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life
Have some outdoor fun looking for bugs, making a worm home, or creating
a rainbow
Teeny, tiny creatures populate your garden, and it’s about time you got to know
them. Explore the everyday science in your garden or the park with these simple
experiments. You don’t need any special equipment, and there are full step-by-step
instructions. All of the experiments have a clear and simple explanation of the science behind the activities. There are also fun facts and quizzer questions for budding scientists, plus a special “words to know” glossary at the back of the book to
explain tricky science words.
9781905710201

Bubbles in the Bathroom
Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life
Have some bath time fun with squirty squeezers, boats, bubbles, and a bending
toothbrush
Turn your bathroom from a weary washroom into a lunatic laboratory. Explore the
everyday science in your bathroom with these simple experiments. You don’t need
any special equipment, and there are full step-by-step instructions. All of the experiments have a clear and simple explanation of the science behind the activities. There
are also fun facts and quizzer questions for budding scientists, plus a special “words
to know” glossary at the back of the book to explain tricky science words.
9781905710218

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THE LITTLE NATURALIST SERIES
• Co-op available
Each: 32 pp • 9 x 9 • 32 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Nonfiction/Picture Books
$17.99 (Can $21.99) Hardcover Picture Book • Rights: World • Craigmore Creations

Letters of the West
An ABC Book of the Many Plants, Animals, and Other Curious
Creatures of the West
Michelle Walch
Illustrations by John Maddin
An appealing introduction to the alphabet, this picture book engages
young readers with the natural world
The flora and fauna of the wilderness is beautifully captured in this artistic alphabet. Filled with a variety of landscape marvels, Letters of the West
invites young readers to learn their ABCs through delightfully bold and
whimsical illustrations that encourage parent and child interaction.
Michelle Walch is a writer. John Maddin is a writer and illustrator with
a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. They both live in Portland, Oregon.
9781940052106 • September

Tracks Count:
A Guide to Counting Animal Prints
Steve Engel
Illustrations by Alexander Petersen
Appealing to a wide range of ages, this book invites young children
to count basic numbers and serves as a great introduction to animals
in their habitat
Tracks Count is a traditional number book that teaches children to count
to 10 while also introducing footprint identification to aspiring animal
trackers. From horse to moose to wolf, each page includes a detailed drawing of animal prints as well as an attributing description. The bold illustrations are helpful in teaching children to recognize and identify tracks
as well as learn to count.
Steve Engel works for the Audubon Society as an adult program coordinator and has worked in the environmental education field for more
than 30 years, teaching students of all ages in a variety of settings. Alexander Petersen is an illustrator who received his BFA from the University
of Northern Iowa. He currently teaches children art with Art4Life. They
both live in Portland, Oregon.
9781940052076 • October

Also available:
Flowers by Number
9780984442287
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper

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Huck Finn’s Outdoor Adventure Book
Activities & Projects Inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Edited by Glenn Soberman and Daniela Soberman
Classic, time-tested projects from yesteryear

• Co-op available
Curiosity, the urge to roam, and the love of adventure are the natural occupations of
childhood. In these days of television, the internet, and concrete jungles, children are
apt to miss out on some of the best adventures of all. Recommended for children ages
7 and up, the more than 20 hands-on projects inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn include building a raft, a sailing wagon, a go cart, kites, a fishing pole, traps,
tree houses, forts, a secret dugout, and much more. Any child with a natural sense of
curiosity and a will for adventure will find these projects fun and engaging.
Glenn Soberman has a graduate degree in astrophysics from the California Institute of
Technology. Daniela Soberman is the author of the Vintage Living series. They live in
Long Beach, California.
224 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction/Outdoor
9781930064232 • March • $19.95 (Can $23.99) Paper
Rights: World • Streamline Press

Amazing Science Play for Toddlers
Hands-On Science Activities for Bright & Gifted Kids
Edited by Glenn Soberman and Daniela Soberman
Hands-on, messy science experiments will nurture and help develop children’s
minds through simple experiential play

• Co-op available
The fun and interactive science experiments in this book will keep toddlers entertained and engaged while learning basic science concepts like chemical reactions
and surface tension. They provide toddlers with the opportunity to practice early
scientific discovery and reasoning while manipulating materials and experimenting with cause and effect. Perfect for parents, caregivers, and school teachers who
want to introduce simple science concepts to young, developing, and curious minds
in a fun and novel way. The included recipes are nontoxic and made from everyday household items and materials.
Glenn Soberman has a graduate degree in astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology. Daniela Soberman is the author of the Vintage Living series
and has been creating science activities for children throughout Southern California.
They live in Long Beach, California.
144 pp • 6 x 9 • Education Resource/Science
9781930064225 • March • $19.95 (Can $23.99) Paper
Rights: World • Streamline Press

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Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot
Awesome Science Activities You Can Do At Home
Kendra Muntz
Illustrations by Matt Carrington
Science is made fun for children through an exciting narrative adventure and hands-on experiments
Join Dr. Mollie Cule on her mission to reassemble Axel the robot.
Complete with step-by-step, illustrated instructions, this book introduces the amazing science behind some of the coolest activities
out there, including creating a tornado and building a robot hand.
In the process of helping Mollie repair Axel, keep your mind sharp
by learning about electricity, binary math, density, and more. Perfect for at-home diversion, these activities will interest the most curious young scientists. The projects use materials that are readily
available around the house and safe for kids; they vary in degree of
difficulty, and it is noted when and where adult assistance should
be requested.
Kendra Muntz is an author and editor of children’s books. She is
the coeditor of Herding a Hundred: Counting the Sheep and Picnic
Fun: Hot Dog Operations. Matt Carrington is a designer and an animator. They both live in Chicago.
160 pp • 7 x 9.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction/Activity
9781622670307 • Available • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
Rights: World • Bright Connections Media

249

SCIENCE IN MOTION

The Robot Book
Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving
Machines, and Hacked Toys
Bobby Mercer
How to use reuse and recycle components and
supplies to build a variety of devices
The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book
can be constructed for little or no cost using common household objects and repurposed materials. From learning how to turn a toothbrush, an
old cell phone or pager, and scrap wire into a
Brush Bot, or how to hack a toy car to hotwire
a Not-So-Remote Bot, each hands-on project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Explanations of the
science and technology behind each robot—including concepts such as friction, weight and
mass, center of gravity, kinetic and potential energy, electric circuitry, DC vs. AC current, and
more—are also included.
Bobby Mercer has been a high school physics
teacher for more than 20 years. He is the author
of Junk Drawer Physics, The Flying Machine
Book, and The Racecar Book. He lives outside
of Asheville, North Carolina.
224 pp • 8 x 8 • 197 B/W Photos
Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up
Nonfiction/Activity
9781556524073 • October
$14.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Rights: World
Chicago Review Press

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Chimpanzee Children of Gombe
Jane Goodall
Photographs by Michael Neugebauer
Jane Goodall’s fans and followers will love these
stories and photos of chimpanzee children living in the Gombe National Park

• Co-op available
This heartwarming book is filled with photos of
many of the chimpanzee babies, toddlers, and
young adults that live in the Gombe National Park
in Tanzania, where the Jane Goodall research center of is located. Dr. Goodall has campaigned unceasingly for the protection of the
chimpanzee—now an endangered species—and
this moving, personal account will educate readers about the many threats to the animals in the
wild and inspire readers of all ages to join in her
vital work.
Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, widely known for her
studies of chimpanzees, for conservation, and for
animal welfare. Michael Neugebauer is the publisher of minedition books. In 1988 he visited the
Jane Goodall research center at Gombe National
Park for the first time, and for more than a decade
after, he spent almost every year in Africa accompanying Jane through the forest, visiting sanctuaries, and working with her on
other projects.
64 pp • 8.75 x 9.5 • 56 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction/Animals
9789888240838 • September • $19.99 (Can $23.99) Cloth • Rights: World • minedition

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With Love
Jane Goodall
Illustrations by Alan Marks
“Chimpanzees, more like us than any other living animal,
form a living link between two worlds, human and nonhuman beings. When David Greybeard reached out to
touch my hand I needed no words to understand his message of reassurance: and I loved him.”

• Co-op available
“Jane Goodall’s extraordinary respect and affection for
the chimps she has lived among since 1960 are conveyed resoundingly in these stories. Goodall chose
Alan Marks for his fine naturalistic illustrations,
which, in her estimation, capture the spirit of the chimpanzees.” —Amy Finnerty, New York Times
In this enchanting book, world-renowned scientist and
conservationist Jane Goodall brings together stories gleaned
from nearly 40 years of studying chimpanzees in the forests
of Tanzania. As the stories recounted here demonstrate, chimpanzees are capable of great compassion, altruism, and love.
Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and UN Messenger of
Peace, widely known for her studies of chimpanzees, for conservation, and for animal welfare. Alan Marks is an artist
and the illustrator for many children’s authors, including
Kevin Crossley-Holland. He is praised for his warm, attractive pictures and for his use of watercolor.
32 pp • 5.25 x 7.25
36 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction/Animals
9789888240906 • September • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth
Rights: World • minedition

252

Invisible to the Eye:
Animals in Disguise
Kendra Muntz
Wait, look! Is that a bird peeking its head out
of the leaves?

• Co-op available
With stunning photographs and simple text,
this book allows readers of all ages to enjoy closeup views of animals in their natural environment
while learning new facts about these familiar creatures. Using their camouflage techniques, animals
can blend into their surroundings, often becoming “invisible” to the passing eye, and with a little luck, readers can search and find each animal
in disguise in this interactive and informative look
at animals in nature.
Kendra Muntz is an author and editor of children’s books. She is the coeditor of Herding
a Hundred: Counting the Sheep and Picnic Fun:
Hot Dog Operations. She lives in Chicago.
48 pp • 8 x 8 • 41 Color Photos
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2
Nonfiction/Animals
9781622670291 • September
$8.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Rights: World
Bright Connections Media

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A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds
Mia Pelletier
Illustrations by Danny Christopher
A children’s introduction to the avians of the Arctic

• Co-op available
With a simple layout and easy-to-follow format, this beautiful book introduces young readers to a dozen birds that call
the Arctic home. From the Long-tailed Duck and the Redthroated Loon to the Snowy Owl and the Rock Ptarmigan,
this picture book features migratory birds as well as those
that live in the Arctic year-round and is filled with fun, useful facts, including where to look for eggs and nests during
the short Arctic summer and how to recognize each bird’s call.
Northern-specific elements, such as Inuktitut names for various birds and migratory patterns told from an Arctic perspective, are also included.
Mia Pelletier is the author of Avati: Discovering Arctic Ecology and works with Arctic seabirds and with Inuit on the comanagement of protected areas. She lives on Baffin Island. Danny
Christopher is an illustrator who travels throughout the Canadian Arctic as an instructor for Nunavut Arctic College. He is
the illustrator of The Legend of the Fog. He lives in Toronto.
32 pp • 8 x 9 • 40 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Nonfiction/Animals
9781927095676 • October • $16.95 (NCR) Cloth
Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia
Inhabit Media

Also available:

Avati: Discovering
Arctic Energy
9781927095133
$14.95 (NCR) Cloth

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Birdology
30 Activities and Observations
for Exploring the World of Birds
Monica Russo
Photographs by Kevin Byron
An engaging book that encourages young nature enthusiasts to explore the world of birds

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Science News Magazine
This generously illustrated, full-color book teaches kids that birds can
be seen almost anywhere: in city parks and streets, zoos, farms, and backyards. Using “Try This,”“Look For,” and “Listen For” prompts, Birdology
promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing
skills, and nature literacy. Kids observe the diversity of shapes, colors,
patterns, and behavior of birds; listen for their songs and the clap of wings;
make a juice-box feeder; plant flowers that attract hummingbirds; start a birding journal and sketchbook; and much more. Other
topics that are presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include migration, nesting, food, territories, and conservation and preservation. Additional resources, such as a glossary, bird orders and scientific names, bird and wildlife organizations, and “Teacher
Topics” to initiate classroom discussion and investigation, are also included.
Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children’s nature books, including Amazing Insects, Chilly Creatures, Tree
Almanac, and Watching Nature. She wrote the “Nature Notes” column for southern Maine’s Sun Chronicle for many years. She
is an experienced birdwatcher and a founding member of the Maine Entomological Society. Kevin Byron is a photographer who
specializes in nature, wildlife, and ship images and whose work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers, including
BirdScope magazine, the Kennebunk Post, the New York Times, and Watching Nature. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.
128 pp • 11 x 8.5 • 60 Color Photos • 30 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction/Nature
9781613749494 • January • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

FOR KIDS SERIES

Zoology for Kids
Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities
Josh Hestermann and Bethanie Hestermann
Foreword by The Kratt Brothers
An interactive introduction to working with animals

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Science News Magazine
Zoology for Kids invites the next generation of zoologists to discover
the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes, lush color photos, hands-on activities, and peer-reviewed research. Young minds are introduced to zoology as a science by
discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Related activities include baking edible animal cells, playing a dolphin-echolocation game, and practicing
designing an exhibit. Young readers can peek into the world of
zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists as they “train” their friends, mold a
tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. This engaging resource provides readers with new
knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make
a difference to preserve and protect the natural world.
Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois and has worked as a presenter and an educator at the Phoenix Zoo and the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium in Arizona. He has worked as a lab researcher studying animal behavior, led research trips to study wild California Sea Lions in Mexico, and worked in wildlife
management for the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Bethanie Hestermann is a contributing writer and editor-at-large
at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Kratts Creatures, Wild Kratts, and Zoboomafoo.
144 pp • 11 x 8.5 • 50 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up • Nonfiction/Science
9781613749616 • March • $18.95 (Can $22.95) Paper • Rights: World • Chicago Review Press

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Dead or Alive?
Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors
Clive Gifford
Illustrations by Sarah Horne
An engaging, graphic novel–style introduction to
the most amazing animal survivors
Discover the intriguing stories of curious creatures
that live for a day, live for hundreds of years, or are
totally indestructible. Meet the animals that became
war heroes, those that sleep all winter or all summer, and those that can survive in plummeting temperatures. Incredible facts are paired with humorous
artwork to offer an intriguing and scientific look at
the more extreme aspects of the animal world.
Clive Gifford’s books have been published in more
than 50 countries, and have won numerous awards
including Smithsonian Museum’s Notable Books for
Children for The Living Worlds, and Best Books of
2004 award, from a journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for
Robots. Sarah Horne is the illustrator of Vile: A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters. David Burnie is a zoologist.
48 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4
Picture Books/Nonfiction
9781405268585 • February
$14.99 (NCR) Hardcover Picture Book
Rights: US • Red Shed

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Fossils Sticker Book
Natural History Museum
A fun and informative introduction to fossils, packed with fascinating facts, puzzles, games, and 100 reusable stickers
This colorful activity book is crammed with 100 reuseable stickers of fossilized plants and animals that lived a long time ago,
from ancient sea creatures and dinosaur claws to whole cockroaches preserved in amber. The stickers are accompanied by informative sections on how fossils form, the different types of fossil
that can be found, and what they can tell us about what the world
was like millions, or even billions, of years ago. There is plenty
of fossil fun to be found too, with some exciting games including a dot-to-dot puzzle and a dinosaur maze. The book contains
bite-size facts about many of the creatures featured, so young
children can discover what fossils actually are and what they can
look like in a fun and engaging way. They can also create their
own fossil dig by adding stickers to a fantastic double page spread.
The book is fully checked and approved by experts in the Earth
Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, London.
14 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
95 Color Photos • 5 Color Illustrations
Ages 4–6 • Grades Pre-K–1 • Activity
9780565093525 • December
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched
Rights: US & Canada • Natural History Museum, London

Also available:
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Ocean Sticker Book
9780565092573

Rocks and Minerals
Sticker Book

Sensational Butterflies
Sticker Book

9780565093006

9780565093280

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Find Your Feet
(The 8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Left High School)
Rebecca Sparrow
Everybody knows finishing high school and deciding what to do next can be tough.
Should you go to college? Get an apprenticeship? Or just travel the world?
After high school, there are all-new pressures such as budgets, living away from home,
making choices about a career you aren’t sure of, relationships, eating well, making
friends . . . the list goes on. So how do you get through it? From the bestselling author
of Find Your Tribe (And Nine Other Things I Wish I’d Known in High School) comes
the follow-up book, Find Your Feet (The 8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Left High
School), a practical, humorous, guide for girls to help them navigate their post–high
school years and beyond. This little book will be invaluable and a must-read for those
who need a little help in surviving the years after school.
Rebecca Sparrow is the author of Find Your Tribe (And Nine Other Things I Wish I’d
Known in High School), The Girl Most Likely, Joel & Cat Set the Story Straight, and
The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay. She writes a weekly column for popular website Mamamia.com.au.
144 pp • 5.25 x 7.25 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up • Nonfiction/Self-Help
9780702249624 • April • $13.95 (Can $16.99) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
University of Queensland Press

Tuniit
Mysterious Folk of the Arctic
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
Illustrations by Sean Bigham
An intriguing book that interweaves anthropological evidence with Inuit traditional
knowledge

• Co-op available
Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic introduces young readers to the huge, shy, powerful, ingenious race of Tuniit, the people who populated the Arctic even before modern Inuit. Young readers will be fascinated to discover the great impact these former
giants of the Arctic had on some of the most well-known and practical aspects of Arctic life. By presenting the factual basis for many of the Inuit traditional beliefs about
the Tuniit, this book provides readers with a blend of myth and fact.
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is an Inuit storyteller who has authored numerous books
about Inuit mythology and life in the Arctic, including The Shadows Rush Past: A
Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales and
Under the Ice. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is the coauthor, along with Rachel QitsualikTinsley, of Ajjiit: Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic and The Raven and the Loon.
Sean Bigham is a concept artist at Digital Extremes.
60 pp • 7 x 9 • 65 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4 • Nonfiction/History
9781927095768 • December • $17.95 (NCR) Coth
Rights: US, United Kingdom & Australia • Inhabit Media

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The Contented Baby Goes to School
Help Your Child to Make a Calm and Confident Start
Gina Ford
The author of The Contented Little Baby Book offers advice on preparing
your child for school
“For me she was an absolute godsend.” —Kate Winslet
“For an astonishing number of mothers she has proved a savior.”
—Daily Telegraph
A child’s first days at school and nursery are exciting times, but they can be very
daunting—for both child and parent. This practical book helps parents calm any
fears with practical advice on preparing one’s child to be confident and capable of taking these important new steps. It explains ways to lessen separation
anxiety and regressive behavior; help one’s child develop social skills and make
friends; prepare them for new routines and environments; and equip them with
the behavioral and mental skills they will need for the best start. With practical exercises for developing skills, plus detailed advice on overcoming any difficulties parents might face, this book will ensure that both parent and child are
fully prepared for this new stage in their lives.
Gina Ford has more than 30 years of experience as a maternity nurse, runs the
website www.contentedbaby.com, and is the author of numerous parenting books,
including The Complete Sleep Guide for Contented Babies & Toddlers, The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented Mother’s Guide, and My Contented
Baby’s Record Book.
256 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9780091947385 • September • $17.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Vermilion

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Good Mother, Bad Mother
Gina Ford
A compelling, highly personal examination of contemporary motherhood from a top child care expert
“Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, this is a thought-provoking publication.” —Irish Independent
Mothers today face relentless criticism and pressure. Breast or bottle? Work
or stay at home? Routine or feeding-on-demand? The choices are infinite and at the heart of each question is the more controversial and divisive debate of what makes a good mother. Gina Ford offers
an illuminating, moving, and thought-provoking study of this enigmatic
question. Drawing on the experience of thousands of mothers, she has
turned her attention to the women charged with bringing up the next generation. She addresses the challenges of contemporary motherhood and
fervently argues that these awe-inspiring women seldom receive the support, respect, and admiration they deserve. And for the first time, in a
candid, personal account, Gina interweaves stories from her own childhood, revealing how her relationship with her own mother has shaped
the choices she has made. Any woman who has ever doubted her capabilities as a mother will find comfort and reassurance in the insights of
the woman whose books have been justly described as a “godsend.”
Gina Ford has more than 30 years of experience as a maternity nurse,
runs the website www.contentedbaby.com, and is the author of numerous parenting books, including The Complete Sleep Guide for Contented
Babies & Toddlers, The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented
Mother’s Guide, and My Contented Baby’s Record Book.
240 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care/Family & Relationships
9780091954963 • September • $19.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US
Vermilion

In the course of my long experience as a maternity nurse and childcare consultant, I’d had
many, many mothers come to me, desperate and needy, berating themselves because they don’t
feel they are the ideal mother that they want so terribly to be. They come to me and say “Gina,
am I a good mother?” They need so much to hear that they are good mothers, because it is something that they can never tell themselves, and never quite believe.
That is why I came to write this book. Now more than ever, as increasing numbers of mothers work, people are questioning what makes a good mother and trying to find an answer. There
are theories of childcare, criticisms of women who leave the home, criticisms of women who
stay there, of women who care too much, and women who don’t care enough. As if mothers weren’t
hard enough on themselves. It is a question that has been asked throughout the ages and remains one of society’s biggest preoccupations: how do we raise the next generation properly?
And how do mothers cope with this extraordinary responsibility? Among all the criticism and
blame, we sometimes forget to praise. We sometimes forget that loving her child is the first and
most important thing a mother can do.

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1-2-3 Magic
Effective Discipline for Children 2–12
Fifth edition
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
A guide for parents that presents the simplest, most effective program
for raising disciplined, happy children

• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.5 million copies
“An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and
educators.” —Booklist
This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses
the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven
experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means
of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship—avoiding the “Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit” syndrome that
frustrates so many parents. Ten strategies for building a child’s self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect
from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework
arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New
advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up to date.
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a nationally
renowned expert on child discipline and attention deficit disorder. His
books include 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, and Surviving Your Adolescents. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
224 pp • 6 x 9 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Parenting & Family Care/Family & Relationships
9781889140704 (Replaces 9781889140438) • September • $14.95 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • ParentMagic, Inc.

Table of Contents
PART I: THINKING STRAIGHT

PART IV: ENCOURAGING GOOD BEHAVIOR

1. What Makes a Good Parent?

13. Your Seven Start Behavior Tactics

2. The Two Types of Behavior Problems

14. Up and Out in the Morning

3. The Little Adult Assumption

15. Cleaning Rooms, Picking Up and Chores

4. Two Big Discipline Mistakes

16. Eating Meals
17. Homework and Practicing

PART II: COUNTING OBNOXIOUS BEHAVIOR

18. Bedtime and Nighttime Waking

5. Counting: Simple But Not Easy!
6. FAQs
7. Out in Public

PART V: STRENGTHENING YOUR RELATIONSHIP
WITH YOUR CHILDREN

8. Sibling Rivalry, Tantrums and Pouting

19. Overparenting: Anxious Parent, Angry Child

9. Getting Started with Counting

20. Real Magic: One-on-One Fun
21. When Can You Talk? Active Listening & Family Meetings

PART III: MANAGING KIDS’ TESTING

22. Kids, Tweens and Technology

& MANIPULATION
10. The Six Types of Testing and Manipulation

PART IV: ENJOYING YOUR NEW FAMILY LIFE

11. Examples of Counting in Action

23. Falling Off the Wagon

12. Handling More Serious Problems in Tween

24. Your New Life
Appendix: Further Reading
Index

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Tantrums!
Managing Meltdowns in Public and Private
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
A basic philosophical approach for curbing bad behavior

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.5 million copies
“An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators.” —
Booklist on 1-2-3 Magic
Noting that of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, temper tantrums
may be the most upsetting, this handbook arms confused and frustrated parents with simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to best manage the problem and guide kids appropriately. Readers will learn the three main causes of temper tantrums, the true power of
the “10-Second Rule,” the anatomy of a typical tantrum, and the chief problems with attempting to reason with or distract a child. A sound and effective tantrum-management
plan is critical to the well being of everyone in the family, and this book details an effortless
four-step process for marshalling tantrums as well as guidance on how to handle dreaded
tantrums in public places, allowing parents to no longer fear tantrums and regain control
of their own homes.
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a nationally renowned expert on
child discipline and attention deficit disorder. He is the author of several books, including 1-2-3 Magic, 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, and Surviving Your Adolescents. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
96 pp • 6 x 9 • 1 Color Photo • 50 Color Illustrations • 2 Graphs
Parenting & Family Care
9781889140698 • September • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper
Rights: World • ParentMagic, Inc.

Will My Kid Grow Out of It?
A Child Psychologist’s Guide to Understanding Worrisome Behavior
Bonny J. Forrest, JD, PhD
A parental road map to navigate a child’s mental health

• Co-op available
Helping parents determine whether their child’s behavior is typical for the age or, possibly, a sign of something more serious they should look into, Will My Kid Grow Out of It?
uses lay terms and concrete examples to aid adults in establishing if their child may have
a commonly diagnosed issue such as ADHD, depression, a learning disability, and others;
where to go to get help; how to get support from schools and the medical community; and
what questions to ask along the way. Each chapter expands on a specific set of behaviors
that may be problematic by listing types of problems, possible diagnoses, the types of treatments that have been found to be effective, discussions of the pros and cons of alternative
treatments, and typical medications. The book provides readers with access to a free interactive online screening tool and Project SKIP. Extensive ancillary resources—such as an
overview of child brain development, organizations and hotlines for families, a list of commonly used medications for mental health, and a glossary—are also included.
Bonny J. Forrest, JD, PhD, has been a practicing pediatric neuropsychologist for more than
a decade. She developed the first online program that screens for cognitive, mental health,
and developmental delays, including autism, and maintains a blog on children’s mental health
at www.askdrforrest.com. She has written for the Washington Post, has appeared on numerous television news programs, and speaks at conferences on topics concerning children
who have mental health and behavioral issues. She lives in San Diego, California.
288 pp • 6 x 9 • Parenting & Family Care/Health
9781613747629 • October • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Rights: World
Chicago Review Press

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Sleep and Your Special Needs Child
Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson
A highly successful behavioral and cognitive approach to sleep management for special needs
children
Research shows that children with additional needs are more likely to have sleep disorders than
typically developing children, and that without intervention these problems will persist. Here,
a successful sleep practitioner and a health writer share their own experiences, those of other
sleep experts, and those of parents. While most parents of babies expect sleep problems to resolve within months, parents of children with special needs can find them lasting into adolescence and beyond. The practical advice contained here is invaluable for parents who want to
feel more in control and more confident about tackling sleep issues in a way that is appropriate for their child.
Antonia Chitty has been writing about health for more than 15 years. They are the coauthors
of Food and Your Special Needs Child. Victoria Dawson is a sleep practitioner, a special educational needs teacher, and the founder of the Children’s Sleep Charity.
160 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9780719807916 • October • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper
Rights: US & Canada • Robert Hale

Twins
A Practical Guide to Parenting Multiples from Conception to Preschool
Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan
An updated edition of this user-friendly guide to having and parenting more than one baby/toddler at the same time
Each author of this book had the same thought upon being told she was having twins, once
she recovered from the shock: buy a book that explains what to expect in order to get organized and to prepare emotionally and physically for the anticipated upheaval to her life. When
they couldn’t find such a text, they decided to write it themselves. Based on extensive research
as well as their own and other twin parents’ experiences of pregnancy, birth, and twin toddlers,
Katrina and Louise offer sound practical advice that is backed up by medical practitioners and
health professionals where relevant. Detailed information with user-friendly explanations of
medical jargon is peppered with amusing and moving stories of catastrophe, chaos, and coping. There are at-a-glance hints and survival tips at the end of each chapter and easy-reference
tables of information throughout.
Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan are each a mother of twins, and are active in a support network for twin parents.
348 pp • 6 x 9 • Parenting & Family Care
9781743318669 (Replaces 9781741146530) • October • $19.95 (Can $23.95) Paper
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

Overcoming Baby Blues
A Comprehensive Guide to Perinatal Depression
Professor Gordon Parker, Kerrie Eyers, and Professor Phillip Boyce
A practical guide to the depression suffered by many women both during pregnancy and after
the baby is born
One in 10 women experience clinical depression either during pregnancy or in the postnatal
period, while the majority of new mothers face the “blues,” anxiety, and other emotional
changes. This book shares intimate stories of mothers’ experiences with depression and other
mood problems during pregnancy and their baby’s first year. Also included are research-based
guidelines on assessing moods, causes of perinatal depression, and effective management strategies. Safety of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding is covered, as are suggestions for
adapting diet and lifestyle to reduce symptoms, and advice for partners.
Professor Gordon Parker is a psychiatry professor and a renowned researcher and expert on mood
disorders. Kerrie Eyers is a psychologist. They are editors of Journeys with the Black Dog. Professor Philip Boyce is a psychiatry professor and an international expert on postnatal depression.
240 pp • 6 x 9 • Self-Help/Parenting & Family Care
9781743316771 • October • $22.95 (Can $27.95) Paper
Rights: US, Canada, China, South Korea & Taiwan • Allen & Unwin

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The New Dad’s Survival Guide
What to Expect in the First Year and Beyond
Rob Kemp
The new dad’s complete guide to their baby’s first 18 months, combining an approachable
tone with expert advice
You read the pregnancy books, the nine months flew by without a hitch, the birth was wonderful, and your healthy baby arrived on schedule. Job well done, right? This essential guide for
new dads describes what to expect in the first 18 months, arming you with the tools necessary
to be a fantastic dad. Covering everything from how to bond with your baby and support their
development to practical issues, such as how to manage your working arrangements and finances,
this book gives new dads the confidence, skills, and knowledge to enjoy fatherhood—and do a great
job of it. Entertaining, informative, and packed full of expert advice, this is the go-to guide for
modern, hands-on dads.
Rob Kemp is a freelance journalist, editor-at-large for dads’ online magazine FQ, contributing
editor to Men’s Health, and author of The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide. He has written articles on pregnancy and fatherhood for Baby and You, the Guardian, the Independent, Mother
& Baby, MSN, Pregnancy, and Pregnancy & Birth.
272 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9780091948115 • October • $18.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Vermilion

Help! I’m a Dad
All a New Dad Needs to Know About the Difficult First Few Months
Nick Harper
From the author of Man Skills come a guide that will help all new dads step up to the plate
and successfully take on the challenges of parenthood
Becoming a dad can be a daunting prospect and a first-time dad needs all the help he can get.
With a combination of expert advice from midwives, health visitors, and other professionals,
along with first-hand accounts from parents who have been there already, this survival guide
will give new dads the confidence and positivity they need to really enjoy their newfound status, and be amazing new fathers and partners.
Nick Harper is the author of Man Skills and The Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff. He has written for the Guardian, FHM, Men’s Health, and Q.
192 pp • 6 x 9 • Parenting & Family Care
9781782432241 • September • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
Michael O’Mara

Diary of a Desperate Dad
Sam Jackson
A fresh, funny guide to modern fatherhood, full of essential advice and engaging anecdotes
that take on being a “good dad” in a lighthearted, realistic way
Becoming a dad is the greatest—and, yet, the most difficult—privilege for any man. Dads don’t
have the same network of support that moms generally have; they’re often back to work, exhausted, after only two weeks of paternity leave; and the world of diapers, bottles, and latenight feeds can leave them feeling bewildered. In between bathtime and bedtime, cleaning up,
many sleepless nights, and unexpected outbursts (from both the kids and the adults), the author
brings the highs and lows of fatherhood to life with hilarious stories and insightful reflections
on his own very extensive—and very hectic—experience as a dad of three. Arranged thematically, covering topics such as eating and food, manners and socializing, sibling rivalry, tantrums,
and the trials and tribulations of discipline, not to mention coping with pregnancy and birth,
this down-to-earth book is full of useful tips on family life with children up to school age, and
will appeal to all fathers looking for a humorous and intelligent take on what it means to be a
modern dad.
Sam Jackson is the father of three children and the author of Diary of a Desperate Dad, a popular blog about life as a dad. He is also managing editor at Classic FM.
192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9781909653863 • October • $15.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Rights: US & Canada
Elliott & Thompson

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Teach Students to Manage Their Own Behavior
Engaging Literacy Experiences About Real-Life Issues:
The School Dayz Program
Ron Klemp
Self-management methods to help students explore and analyze everyday issues

• Co-op available
Teach Students to Manage Their Own Behavior presents a new approach to discipline
in the classroom by encouraging students to explore issues before they result in troubling behavior. The interactive discussion modules offer real-life vignettes that provide a proactive method for understanding and dissecting common student behavioral
problems. Through engagement with each narrative, students can reflect on and solve
problems of behavior, social issues, and social interactions that fill their daily lives,
including such topics as bullying, cheating, peer pressure, fear, discrimination, and
self-destructive behavior. By allowing students to connect the narrative stories with
their own experiences, this resource provides a platform for young adults to think
about their own attitudes and behaviors, analyze issues, discuss the underlying causes
of their behavior, and recommend solutions. In the process, students grow in self-control, self-esteem, respectful behavior, and connecting with others.
Ron Klemp has been a teacher for more than 30 years and now trains teachers at Santa
Monica College and California State University–Northridge. He is the author of Teaching Kids to Manage Their Own Behavior and the coauthor of What’s Happening? He
lives in Culver City, California.
176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Education Resource/Education
9781629500188 • September • $17.99 (Can $19.99) Paper
Rights: World • Incentive Publications

If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well
Using Classroom Debate to Help Students Think Critically, Research
and Evaluate Internet Sources, and Write and Speak Argumentatively
Revised edition
Dr. Bill McBride
Classroom debate is used as the platform for critical thinking and writing in this
helpful teacher’s resource

• Co-op available
Every student can become a great debater. The key concepts of argumentation, critical thinking, and meeting academic standards align in a single, engaging format in
this book. Packed with practical, hands-on activities, this collection teaches students
to argue effectively, research information, think critically, and write persuasively. Also
included is in-depth discussion on online research and emphasizes the timely skill of
evaluating the validity of various internet sources. This revised edition provides specific connections between book content and the Common Core State Standards, as
well as a new section on debate skills.
Dr. Bill McBride is an international speaker, educator, former middle and high school
teacher and reading specialist, and contributor to the development of a number of textbook series. He is the author of Building Literacy in Social Studies, Carrying a Load
of Feathers, Entertaining an Elephant, and What’s Happening? He is an author-inresidence for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and also trains teachers in content area reading, teaching to gender differences, student engagement, Common Core literacy, using
technology in the classroom, and vocabulary development. He lives in San Francisco.
128 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Education Resource/Writing
9781629500164 (Replaces 9780865306929) • September
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • Rights: World • Incentive Publications

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COMMON CORE
Marjorie Frank
A collection of motivating and fun activities perfectly aligned with sixth,
seventh, and eighth grade Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

• Co-op available
Full of engaging puzzles, stories, and adventures, these supplemental activities deepen student
understanding and reinforce specific math skills. Connections to core standards are listed for each
activity, including these topics and more: ratios and proportional relationships, the number system,
expressions and equations, geometry, statistics and probability, and mathematical practices. Assessments
are also provided to measure a student’s strengths and weaknesses in each major skill area. Ideal for
differentiated instruction in a classroom with varying skill levels, this comprehensive collection helps
the busy educator to teach to the Common Core State Standards.
Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching
and creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also
served as an editorial consultant for Incentive Publications. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.
Each: 144 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Education Resource/Mathematics
September • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Incentive Publications

Common Core Math Grade 6
Activities That Captivate, Motivate, and Reinforce
9781629502359

Common Core Math Grade 7
Activities That Captivate, Motivate, and Reinforce
9781629502373

Common Core Math Grade 8
Activities That Captivate, Motivate, and Reinforce
9781629502397

266

Say It with Shapes and Numbers
Marlene Kliman
Play games, build towers, move to the beat, and go on a pretend picnic—all with math

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Developed by the Mixing in Math group at TERC, an education nonprofit, and based
on research funded in part by the National Science Foundation, this book is packed
with all kinds of math games for matching colors with numbers, comparing and counting, and simple addition and subtraction. These projects and games, which use everyday materials such as paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes, can be used as icebreakers,
party games, and group activities for indoors and out as well as special events throughout the calendar year. Whether in the car, on the bus, in a waiting room, or at the dinner table, the varied games and activates in this book serve as the perfect introduction
to math for young children.
Marlene Kliman is the senior scientist and director of the Mixing in Math group at
TERC (formerly Technical Education Research Centers) and has more than 30 years
of experience in developing research-based resources for children’s math learning. She
is the author of Food Fights, Puzzles, and Hideouts and the coauthor of Investigations
in Number, Data, and Space. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
144 pp • 8 x 11.75 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Education Resource/Mathematics
9780989792462 • September • $11.95 (Can $13.99) Paper
Rights: World • Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

On Teaching Science
Principles and Strategies That Every Educator Should Know
Jeffrey Bennett
Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K–12 and college,
this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful
techniques for the classroom

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.3 million copies
“Anyone involved in education, both in teaching and administration, and both in
higher education and K–12, should take to heart the ideas outlined in these pages.”
—Dr. Kevin McLin, NASA Education and Public Outreach Group
and director of the Global Telescope Network, Sonoma State University
On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help
students learn in any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Though aimed primarily at current and future teachers, the ideas covered will be of interest to anyone involved in education, including
parents, school administrators, policymakers, community leaders, and research scientists.
The book describes how important it is to instill the notion that learning requires study
and effort; presents big picture ideas about teaching; provides general suggestions for successful teaching; and includes pedagogical strategies for success in science teaching. With a combination of personal experience and research-based studies to discuss the current state of education in the United States, the author shows how it can be improved through both individual educators
and systemic changes.
Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System—the first science-oriented exhibit
approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of college textbooks in
four subjects—astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics—and has written critically acclaimed books for the general
public including Beyond UFOs and On the Cosmic Horizon. He is also the author of children’s books, including those in the
Science Adventures with Max the Dog series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
170 pp • 6 x 9 • Education Resource/Science
9781937548407 • September • $15.00 (Can $17.99) Paper • Rights: World • Big Kid Science

267

SOLARO STUDY GUIDES
Castle Rock Research Corp.
The SOLARO Study Guide is designed to help students achieve success in school. It is a complete guide to be used by
students throughout the school year for reviewing and understanding course content, and for preparing for assessments.

• $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available
The content in these books is specifically aligned to each state’s prescribed curriculum for those who intend
to have students complete elementary school science by the end of third grade. To create this book,
teachers, curriculum specialists, and assessment experts have worked closely to develop the instructional
pieces that explain each of the key concepts for the course. The practice questions and sample tests have
detailed solutions that show problem-solving methods, highlight concepts that are likely to be tested, and
point out potential sources of errors. Enhanced treatment of concepts, more practice sections, and
additional learning tools are found in the accompanying digital version of SOLARO which may be
accessed through the web or on mobile devices.
Castle Rock Research Corp. is an educational resource development company that serves individual learners,
schools and jurisdictions, education ministries, colleges, universities, and corporate clients with an array
of print products and online services. It is based in Edmonton, Alberta.
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • 6 B/W Photos • 438 B/W Illustrations • 44 Line Drawings • 42 Charts
44 Tables • 11 Graphs • 116 Diagrams • 3 Screen Shots • Education Resource/Education
September • $29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Castle Rock Research Corp.

California Science Grade 3
264 pp • 9781770442061

California Science Grade 4
264 pp • 9781770442078

California Science Grade 5
328 pp • 9781770443129

California Science Grade 6
352 pp • 9781770443136

California High School
Biology
352 pp • 9781770443563

California High School
Chemistry
264 pp • 9781770443570

California High School
Earth Science
272 pp • 9781770443587

Texas Mathematics
Grade 3
230 pp • 9781770445611

Texas Mathematics
Grade 4
230 pp • 9781770445628

Texas Mathematics
Grade 5
230 pp • 9781770445635

California Science Grade 7
240 pp • 9781770443549

California Science Grade 8
288 pp • 9781770443556

268

California High School
Physics
400 pp • 9781770443594

SOLARO STUDY GUIDES
• $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • 6 B/W Photos • 438 B/W Illustrations • 44 Line Drawings • 42 Charts
44 Tables • 11 Graphs • 116 Diagrams • 3 Screen Shots • Education Resource/Education
September • $29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Castle Rock Research Corp.

Texas Mathematics
Grade 6
230 pp • 9781770445642

Texas Mathematics
Grade 7
230 pp • 9781770445659

Texas Mathematics
Grade 8
230 pp • 9781770445666

Texas Science Grade 3
230 pp • 9781770445710

Texas Science Grade 4
230 pp • 9781770445727

Texas Science Grade 5
230 pp • 9781770445734

Texas Science Grade 6
230 pp • 9781770445741

Texas Science Grade 7
230 pp • 9781770445758

Texas Science Grade 8

Texas English
Language Arts Grade 3
230 pp • 9781770445802

Texas English
Language Arts Grade 4
230 pp • 9781770445819

Texas English
Language Arts Grade 5
230 pp • 9781770445826

Texas English
Language Arts Grade 6
230 pp • 89781770445833

230 pp • 9781770445765

269

SOLARO STUDY GUIDES
• $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • 6 B/W Photos • 438 B/W Illustrations • 44 Line Drawings • 42 Charts
44 Tables • 11 Graphs • 116 Diagrams • 3 Screen Shots • Education Resource/Education
September • $29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US • Castle Rock Research Corp.

Texas English
Language Arts Grade 7
230 pp • 9781770445840

Texas English
Language Arts Grade 8
230 pp • 9781770445857

Texas High School
English Language Arts I
230 pp • 9781770445864

Texas High School
English Language Arts II
230 pp • 9781770445871

Texas High School
English Language Arts III
230 pp • 9781770445888

Texas High School
English Language Arts IV

Texas High School
Biology
230 pp • 9781770445789

Texas High School
Chemistry

230 pp • 9781770445895

230 pp • 9781770445772

Texas High School
Algebra I

Texas High School
Geometry

230 pp • 9781770445673

230 pp • 9781770445680

Texas High School
Algebra II

Texas High School
Physics

230 pp • 9781770445697

230 pp • 9781770445796

Texas High School
Pre-Calculus
230 pp • 9781770445703

270

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COMMON CORE MATHEMATICS
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • Education Resource/Education

$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

Grade 5
288 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443891

Grade 6
304 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443907

Grade 3
280 pp
Ages 7–9 Grades 2–4
9781770443877

Grade 4
288 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443884

Grade 7
304 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443914

COMMON CORE
HIGH SCHOOL
MATHEMATICS
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up

Education Resource/Education
$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

Mathematics I
560 pp
9781770443983

Mathematics II
632 pp
9781770443990

Mathematics III
608 pp
9781770444003

Grade 8
344 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443921

COMMON CORE
ACCELERATED
MATHEMATICS
Each: 448 pp • 8.25 x 10.75
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
Education Resource/Education
$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

Grade 7
Traditional
9781770444010

Grade 7
Integrated

COMMON CORE ALGEBRA
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up

Education Resource/Education
$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

Algebra I
616 pp • 9781770444034

Algebra II
552 pp • 9781770444041

9781770443969

271

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COMMON CORE ACCELERATED
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up

Education Resource/Education
$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

Accelerated
Algebra I
680 pp • 9781770444027

Accelerated
Mathematics I
Common Core Geometry

632 pp • 9781770443976

552 pp • 8.25 x 10.75
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
Education Resource/Education
9781770444058
$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Each: 8.25 x 10.75 • Education Resource/Education

$29.95 (NCR) Paper • Rights: US

Grade 5
432 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443747

Grade 6
448 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443754

Grade 3
504 pp
Ages 7–9 • Grades 2–4
9781770443716

Grade 4
424 pp
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
9781770443723

272

Grade 7
408 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443785

Grade 8
528 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443815

Grade 9
584 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443839

Grade 10
568 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443846

Grade 11
624 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443853

Grade 12
648 pp
Ages 12 & Up • Grades 7 & Up
9781770443860

Publisher Backlist: In ce ntiv e P ub lica tio ns

BASIC/NOT BORING
Each: 64 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Ages 11–13 • Grades 6–8
Education Resource • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

Curriculum & Project
Planner
Earth & Space Science
9781629500201

U.S. History
9781629500249

10 pp • 8 x 10.5
All Ages • Grades Pre-K–12
Education Resource
9781629501031
$6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper

COMMON CORE
Each: 144 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Education Resource/Mathematics
$15.99 (Can $17.99) Paper

Common Core Math
Grade 2
Age 7 • Grade 2
9781629502274

Common Core Math
Grade 3
Age 8 • Grade 3
9781629502298

Common Core Math
Grade 1
Age 6 • Grade 1
9781629502250

Common Core Math
Grade 4
Age 9 • Grade 4
9781629502311

Common Core Math
Grade 5

The Definitive Middle
School Guide
352 pp • 8.5 x 11
Ages K–4 • Grades 5–9
Education Resource
9781629500089
$29.99 (Can $32.99) Paper

Age 10 • Grade 5
9781629502335

273

Publisher Backlist: In ce nt ive P u blica tio ns

Differentiated
Instruction Planner
10 pp • 8 x 10.5
Ages 7 & Up • Grades 2 & Up
Education Resource
9781629501017
$6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper

If You Don’t Feed
the Teachers They
Eat the Students!
144 pp • 7 x 9
All Ages • Grades Pre-K–12
Education Resource
9781629500065
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Paper

Drumming to the Beat
of Different Marchers
240 pp • 7 x 9
All Ages • Grades Pre-K–12
Education Resource
9781629500126
$19.99 (Can $21.99) Paper

Learning to Learn
288 pp • 8.5 x 11
All Ages • Grades Pre-K–12
Education Resource
9781629500003
$22.99 (Can $24.99) Paper

ESL Active
Learning Lessons
144 pp • 8.5 x 11
All Ages • Grades Pre-K–12
Education Resource
9781629501307
$15.99 (Can $17.99) Paper

The Middle School
Mathematician
128 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Includes CD
Ages 10 & Up • Grades 5 & Up
Education Resource
9781629501703
$14.99 (Can $15.99) Paper

USE IT! DON’T LOSE IT
Each: 128 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Education Resource
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper

Daily Language Practice
7th Grade
Age 12 • Grade 7 • 9781629500508

Taming of the Team
176 pp • 7 x 9
Education Resource
9781629500027
$19.99 (Can $21.99) Paper

274

Daily Language Practice
8th Grade
Age 13 • Grade 8 • 9781629500522

Publisher Backlist: Ala za r Pre ss / b sma ll pu blis hin g
A l a za r Pr e s s
BLACK AMERICAN SPIRITUALS
Each: 72 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Ages All Ages • Grades K–12
African American Interest • $21.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth

The Artist
and the King
32 pp • 8.25 x 8.25
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2
Picture Books
9780979300035
$16.95 (Can $19.95)
Hardcover Picture Book

On the Wings
of the Swan
Walk Together
Children
Volume One

I’m Going to Sing
Volume Two
9780979300028

9780979300011

32 pp • 9 x 11.25
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Fiction
9780979300004
$17.99 (Can $21.95) Cloth

b s m a l l pu bl i s hi n g
5 CRAFTY IDEAS

50 PHRASES

Hearts

50 English Phrases

12 pp • 7 x 7
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Activity/Seasonal
9781908164391
$7.99 (Can $9.99)
Saddle-Stitched

32 pp • 9 x 11
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Nonfiction
9781905710607
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

BEAR’S FIRST WORDS
Each: 48 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Ages 3–5 • Grades Pre-K–K • Education Resource • $15.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth

Bear’s First
English Words

Bear’s First
French Words

Bear’s First
Spanish Words

9781908164667

9781908164674

9781908164681

275

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Creative Recipes
24 pp • 9 x 9 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Nonfiction • 9781908164292
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Novelty

English Picture
Dictionary

English Word
Puzzle Book

48 pp • 7 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Education Resource • 9781905710676
$10.99 (Can $12.99) Paper

32 pp • 9 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Activity • 9781905710713
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

FIRST RECORD BOOKS
Each: 24 pp • 8 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book

Grow Organic, Eat Organic
48 pp • 7 x 9
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Nonfiction • 9781908164650
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paperback Picture Book

My Family Tree Book

My Friends

9781905710157

9781905710249

GRUESOME SERIES
Each: Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

276

Astonishing Art
with Recycled Rubbish

Cool Circuits
and Wicked Wires

48 pp • 7 x 9 • 9781908164612

24 pp • 9 x 11 • 9781902915333

Dinosaur Dishes
and Fossil Food
24 pp • 9 x 11 • 9781902915067

Publisher Backlist: b sm all p ub lish in g
GRUESOME SERIES
Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Nonfiction • $8.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

Gruesome Grub
and Disgusting Dishes

Mad Machines
and Dotty Devices

Terrible Tricks and
Devious Disguises

9781874735458

9781902915913

9781902915630

HIDE & SPEAK

LOOK WHERE I LIVE

Each: 32 pp • 9 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Education Resource
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

Look Where I Live!
Hide & Speak English
9781902915746

More Hide &
Speak English

32 pp • 9 x 11
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Nonfiction
9781905710904 • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

9781905710355

LUCY CAT
Each: 24 pp • 8 x 8 • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Education Resource • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper

Lucy Cat at the Beach/
Lucie Chat à la plage

Lucy Cat at the Party/
Lucie Chat à la fete

9781902915388

9781902915395

Lucy Cat in Town/
La Gatita Lucia
en la ciudad
9781905710317

277

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LUCY CAT
Each: 24 pp • 8 x 8 • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Education Resource • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper

Lucy Cat in Town/
Lucie Chat en ville
9781902915159

Lucy the Cat at the Lucy the Cat at the
Beach/La gatita
Party/La gatita
Lucia en la playa
Lucia en la fiesta

Lucy Cat on the
Farm/Lucy Chat
à la ferme

9781905710287

9781902915111

9781905710300

MAKE YOUR OWN
Each: 20 pp • 9 x 11 • Ages 5–7 • Grades K–2 • Novelty
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched

Ma Famille
24 pp • 7 x 10
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Activity • 9781874735618
$7.99 (Can $9.99)
Paperback Picture Book

My English
Sticker Dictionary
Make Your Own
Football Stadium

Make Your
Own Garage

9781905710386

9781902915463

24 pp • 9 x 11
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Activity/Education Resource
9781908164230
$9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

MY FIRST 100 WORDS
Each: 48 pp • 4 x 8 • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Education Resource • $9.99 (Can $11.99) Paper

My First 100
English Words
9781908164223

278

My First 100
French Words
9781908164209

My First 100
Spanish Words
9781908164216

Publisher Backlist: b sma ll pu blis hin g
NATURE PUZZLES

POCKET MONEY

Each: 24 pp • 9 x 10 • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2
Nonfiction • $10.99 (Can $12.99) Paper

Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4
Seasonal/Activity • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Paperback Picture Book

Bugs &
Butterflies

Woodland
Animals

9781909767416

9781909767423

Pocket Money
Easter

Pocket Money
Halloween

9781905710010

9781905710034

Preparons Noel

Preparons Paques

Roman Activity Book

24 pp • 9 x 11
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Nonfiction
9781902915715
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched

24 pp • 9 x 11
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Seasonal
9781902915623
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched

24 pp • 9 x 11
Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Activity
9781902915340
$7.99 (Can $9.99) Paper

SEASONAL ACTIVITY
Each: 24 pp • 9 x 11 • Ages 6–9 • Grades 1–4 • Seasonal/Activity • $7.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched

Autumn Activity Book

Christmas Activity Book

Easter Activity Book

9781874735120

9781874735113

9781874735465

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Publisher Backlist: C ra igmo re Cr ea tion s
C r a ig m o r e C r e a t i o n s

Blunderbuss
Wanderlust

Bronto & the
Pterodactyl Eggs

Bronto, Friend
of Ceratops

40 pp • 5.75 x 8.75
Ages 9 & Up • Grades 4 & Up
Fiction • 9780984442201
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper

32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5
Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up
Fiction/Picture Books • 9780984442249
$16.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth

32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5
Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up
Fiction/Picture Books • 9780984442294
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

LITTLE NATURALIST

Eliza’s Journal
180 pp • 6 x 8.5
Ages 10 & Up
Grades 5 & Up
Fiction/Graphic Novels
9780984442256
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

Flowers by Number
32 pp • 9 x 9
Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up
Activity/Education Resource
9780984442287 • $14.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

Right Where
You Are Now
32 pp • 8 x 9.5
Ages 3 & Up • Grades Pre-K & Up
Picture Books/Education Resource
9780984442225
$16.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth

TERRA TEMPO
Each: 6 x 9.5 • Ages 8 & Up • Grades 3 & Up
Graphic Novels/Education Resource • Paper

280

The Four Corners
of Time

Ice Age
Cataclysm!

264 pp • 9780984442263
$17.99 (Can $21.99)

143 pp • 9780984442218
$14.99 (Can $17.99)

Tool. Time. Twist.

Trailing Tennessee

48 pp • 10 x 10
Ages 3 & Up
Grades Pre-K & Up
Activity/Education Resource
9780984442270
$17.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth

240 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
Ages 10 & Up
Grades 5 & Up
Fiction/Education Resource
9781940052007
$14.99 (Can $17.99) Paper

Publisher Backlist: K AM A Pu bl ish in g / Li ttl e B each B oo ks / M averic k Arts Pu bl ish in g

K A M A P u b l is h i n g

The Beauty Contest
at the Zoo
32 pp • 11.5 x 9.5
Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2
Picture Books • 9780956719607
$9.99 (Can $11.99)
Paperback Picture Book

Fun & Games at the Zoo

The Silly Solar System

32 pp • 11.5 x 9.5
Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2
Picture Books • 9780956719645
$9.99 (Can $11.99)
Paperback Picture Book

48 pp • 9 x 9
Ages 6–10 • Grades 1–5
Picture Books • 9780956719621
$12.99 (Can $15.99)
Paperback Picture Book

Li t t l e Be a c h B o ok s
My Massachusetts

My Maine

32 pp • 8 x 10
Ages 2–6 • Grades Pre-K–1
Picture Books
9780989134002
$16.95 (Can $20.95) Cloth

32 pp • 8 x 10
Ages 2–6 • Grades Pre-K–1
Picture Books
9780615372464
$16.95 (Can $20.95) Cloth

M av er i c k A r t s P u bl i s h i n g
PICTURE BOOKS
Each: 32 pp • 9.75 x 9.75 • Ages 3–7 • Grades Pre-K–2 • Picture Books • Paperback Picture Book

The Fearsome
Beastie
9781848860667
$9.99 (Can $11.99)

Grandma Bendy
9781848860773
$10.99 (Can $12.99)

Tabitha Posy Was
Ever So Nosy!

Tamara Small and
the Monsters’ Ball

9781848860971
$10.99 (Can $12.99)

9781848861008
$10.99 (Can $12.99)

281

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M ave r i c k A r t s P ub l i s h i ng
GALACTIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCE SERIES
Each: 5.5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7 • Fiction/Science • $9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper

The Desperate Case
of the Diamond Chip

The Furious Case
of the Fraudulent Fossil

145 pp • 9780985000806

184 pp • 9780985000851

The Harrowing Case of
the Hackensack Hacker

The Vicious Case
of the Viral Vaccine

175 pp • 9780985000882

160 pp • 9780985000875

MIXING IN MATH

Kelvin McCloud and
the Seaside Storm
244 pp • 5.5 x 8
Ages 9–12 • Grades 4–7
Fiction/Science • 9780985000837
$9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper

282

Something Stinks!
Food Fights, Puzzles,
and Hideouts
88 pp • 8 x 12
Education Resource/Mathematics
9780985000868
$9.95 (Can $11.95) Paper

183 pp • 5.5 x 8
Ages 9–2 • Grades 4–7
Fiction/Science
9780985000899
$7.95 (Can $11.95) Paper

Title Index
Title Index
1-2-3 Magic..............................261
20,000 Leagues Under
the Sea ..................................105
5 Crafty Ideas ..........................275
5 Little Apples ..............................2
50 English Phrases ....................275
50 Phrases ................................275
Abbey Leads the Way ..............134
Abbey Spells Trouble ................132
ABC, My Grannie Caught
a Flea ......................................89
Abominators and the Forces
of Evil, The ............................152
Abominators in the Wild,
The ........................................152
Abominators, The ....................152
Abominators, The ....................152
Academy of Planetary Evolution,
The ........................................123
Adopt Me!........................204, 205
Adopt Me! Baby Panda ............204
Adopt Me! Baby T. Rex ............204
Adopt Me! Chihuahua..............205
Adopt Me! Little Kitten ............205
Adrenaline Rush........................155
Adventure series ..............102–104
Aesop’s Fables ............................71
Agatha Parrot ..........................124
Agatha Parrot and the
Odd Street Ghost ..................124
Aladdin ......................................21
Alex the Ant Goes to the
Beach ......................................69
Alphabet ....................................11
Alphabetical Sydney....................89
Amazing A to Z Thing, The ........51
Amazing Science Play for
Toddlers ................................248
Amictus the Bug Queen ............151
Amictus vs Tagus ......................151
Amy’s Choice ............................163
Andy’s Big Discovery ................116
Animal Cracker Uppers Jr. ........221
Animal Music..............................40
Animals of Farthing Wood,
The ..........................................90
Animaru ......................................1
Anne of Green Gables ................90
Anoret the First Beast:
Bumper Edition ......................150
Ant and Bee..........................28, 29
Ant and Bee and Kind Dog ........28
Ant and Bee and the ABC ..........29
Ant and Bee and the Doctor ......29
Ant and Bee and the Rainbow ....28
April the Red Goldfish ................74
Arctic Giants ..............................87
Around the World in 80 Days....117
Around the World with Ant
and Bee ..................................28
Around the World with
Justin Bieber ..........................221
Artist and the King, The ............275
Astonishing Art with Recycled
Rubbish ................................276
Audrey..............................135, 136
Audrey Goes to Town ..............135
Audrey of the Outback ............135
Audrey’s Big Secret ..................136
Australian 1 2 3 of Animals,
An ..........................................51

Australian ABC of Animals,
An ..........................................51
Autumn Activity Book ..............279
Avati: Discovering Arctic
Energy ..................................254
Axel Scheffler Board Books ........17
Axel Scheffler Noisy Bath
Books ......................................17
Axel Scheffler’s Noisy . . . ............18
Axel Scheffler’s Noisy Farm..........18
Axel Scheffler’s Noisy Jungle........18
Baby Unplugged ..........................7
Baby’s First Bible........................186
Bad News Birthday....................119
Baddies vs. Goodies ..................118
Baffling Case of the Battered
Brain, The ..............................164
Balisk the Water Snake ............151
Banana Kick..............................141
Banjo and Ruby Red....................52
Barry Loser................................139
Basic/Not Boring ......................273
Battle of the Beasts: Sepron
vs Narga, The ........................150
Bear’s First English Words ..........275
Bear’s First French Words ..........275
Bear’s First Spanish Words ........275
Bear’s First Words......................275
Bear’s Water Picnic, The ..............36
Bear’s Winter House, The ............36
Beast Quest ......................150, 151
Beast Quest: Bumper Edition ....149
Beast Quest: The Warlock’s
Staff Series 9..........................144
Beast Quest: Master of the
Beasts Series 10 ....................145
Beast Quest: The New Age
Series 11................................146
Beast Quest: The Darkest Hour
Series 12................................147
Beast Quest: The Warrior’s
Road Series 13 ......................148
Beatrice and Vanessa ..................36
Beauty Contest at the Zoo,
The ........................................281
Beetle and Bug and the
Grissel Hunt ............................38
Beholders..................................180
Bella’s Bad Hair Day ....................54
Bible Story Time ........................190
Big Book of Minecraft, The ......225
Big House, The..........................112
Billy Slater ................................141
Birdology ..................................255
Black American Spirituals ..........275
Black and White Club, The..........64
Black Beauty ............................105
Black Moon ..............................179
Blaze of Glory ..........................169
Blood and Guts and Rats’
Tail Pizza ................................110
Blood Moon..............................179
Bloodboar the Buried Doom......151
Blue Bear Makes Blueberry
Pie ........................................113
Blunderbuss Wanderlust ..........280
Bodies ......................................242
Body, The....................................22
Bottoms Up! ................................2
Brain Games for Clever Kids......213
Brainstormer, The......................115
BraveMouse Readers ................122
Brilliant Besties..........................138
Bronto & the Pterodactyl
Eggs ......................................280
Bronto, Friend of Ceratops........280

Bruno and the Brazilian Magic
Eraser ....................................115
Brutus the Hound of Horror ......146
Bubbles in the Bathroom ..........246
Bugs & Butterflies ....................279
Bugs in the Garden ..................246
Bunny that Couldn’t Be
Found, The ..............................64
Burning Sky ..............................154
Buster’s Brilliant Dot to Dot ......215
Busy Bees Easter ......................196
Caesar the War Dog ................170
Caesar the War Dog ................170
California High School
Biology ..................................268
California High School
Chemistry ..............................268
California High School
Earth Science ........................268
California High School
Physics ..................................268
California Science ....................268
Call Me Amy ............................163
Call of the Wild ........................105
Calm Baby, Gently ........................9
Caramel Tree Readers........111–117
Carnivora the Winged
Scavenger ..............................151
Cartoon Chef: Zoo Animals ......213
Castle of Adventure, The ..........102
Cat in the Coat, The ..................56
Cat Who Wanted to Go
Home, The ............................109
Cheer Up, Monster!......................9
Chicken Clicking ........................37
Chicken, the Whale, and the
Shark, The ............................111
Children’s Classics ............226, 227
Children’s Classics in English:
Cinderella ..............................226
Children’s Classics in English:
Snow White ..........................227
Children’s Classics in French:
Blanche Neige........................227
Children’s Classics in French:
Cendrillon..............................226
Children’s Classics in Spanish:
Blancanieves ..........................227
Children’s Classics in Spanish:
Cenicienta ............................226
Children’s Guide to Arctic
Birds, A..................................254
Chimpanzee Children
of Gombe ..............................251
Chinese New Year ....................202
Christmas ................................202
Christmas Activity Book ............279
Christmas Treasure Hunt, The....201
Cinderskella ..............................162
Circus of Adventure, The ..........104
Classic Christmas Tales ..............200
Classic Tales of Babar ..................91
Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde ........92
Clever Crab, The ......................111
Cleverly Comical Animal
Jokes ....................................221
Close Shave ..............................121
Codename Quicksilver ......154, 155
Comet Boy................................114
Common Core..................266, 273
Common Core Accelerated ......272
Common Core Accelerated
Algebra I................................272
Common Core Accelerated
Mathematics..........................271

Common Core Accelerated
Mathematics I ........................272
Common Core Algebra ............271
Common Core English
Language Arts ......................272
Common Core Geometry..........272
Common Core High School
Mathematics..........................271
Common Core Math ........266, 273
Common Core Mathematics ....271
Confounding Case of the
Climate Crisis, The ................164
Contented Baby Goes to
School, The............................259
Contented Baby with Toddler
Book, The ..............................259
Contented Mother’s Guide,
The ........................................259
Contented Pregnancy, The ........259
Convol the Cold-blooded
Brute ....................................151
Cool Art....................................236
Cool Astronomy........................235
Cool Circuits and Wicked
Wires ....................................276
Cool Science Tricks....................236
Cosmic Colin ............................157
Count Milkula ............................68
Country Mouse Goes to the
City........................................113
Crabfish, The ..............................82
Crazy Creepy-Crawlies ................63
Creative Recipes........................276
Croc by the Rock ........................56
Cry Wolf ..................................161
Cryptic Case of the Coded
Fair, The ................................165
Curioseum, The ........................166
Curious Creatures ......................63
Curriculum & Project Planner ....273
Dagger of Doom, The ..............151
Daily Language Practice ............274
Daisy and the Trouble with
Burglars ................................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Christmas ..............................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Coconuts ..............................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Giants....................................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Kittens ..................................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Life ........................................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Maggots ................................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Sports Days............................125
Daisy and the Trouble with
Zoos ......................................125
Daisy series ..............................125
Dance Teacher, The ....................53
Dark Cauldron, The ..................151
Dark of the Moon ....................174
Date with Destiny ....................160
David Copperfield ....................105
Day They Skipped Emma’s
Birthday, The..........................115
Day with Monster, A ....................9
Dead Man’s Hand ....................143
Dead or Alive? ..........................256
Deadly Trap, The ......................143
Debutantes ..............................175
Debutantes ..............................175
Debutantes in Love ..................175

283

Title Index
Definitive Middle School
Guide, The ............................273
Derby Ram, The ..........................82
Derrick the Dentist and the
Dangerous Giant....................115
Desperate Case of the
Diamond Chip, The................282
Diamond Spirit..........................173
Diamond Spirit..........................173
Diary of a . . . ..........................140
Diary of a Desperate Dad ..........264
Diary of a Rugby Champ ..........140
Diary of a Soccer Star................140
Diary of a Super Swimmer ........140
Diary of a Taekwondo
Master ..................................140
Diary of a Track and Field
Titan......................................140
Diary of Dorkius Maximus ........158
Diary of Dorkius Maximus ........158
Diary of Dorkius Maximus
in Egypt ................................158
Diary of Dorkius Maximus
in Pompeii..............................158
Differentiated Instruction
Planner ..................................274
Dimensions in Death ................181
Dinosaur Dishes and Fossil
Food ......................................276
Dinosaur Eggs & Blue
Ribbons ................................237
Dinosaur that Pooped, The..........44
Dinosaur that Pooped
a Planet!, The ..........................44
Dinosaur that Pooped
the Past!, The ..........................44
Dinosaurs....................................22
Dino-School ................................11
Disgusting Science ....................243
Divali ........................................202
Dog Detectives, The ....................66
Doomskull the King of Fear ......145
Dot to Dot ................................215
Dot to Dot ................................215
Dotty Dalmatian, The ................137
Double Disaster! ......................160
Double-Cross, The ....................143
Dougal Trump ..........................159
Dr. Dino’s Learnatorium ............243
Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots
the Robot ..............................249
Dragon Fire ..............................143
Dreaded Ogress of the
Tundra, The ............................87
Drumming to the Beat
of Different Marchers ............274
Duck ..........................................16
Eagle & the Wren, The ................81
Early Reader..............................110
Earth & Space Science ..............273
Easter ......................................202
Easter Activity Book ..................279
Easter Story, The ......................198
Egg, The ....................................22
Egmont Heritage ..................90–94
Egyptian Tombs ..........................23
Elephant ....................................16
Eliza’s Journal............................280
Elko Lord of the Sea..................146
Ellik the Lightning Horror ..........151
Elmer Pop-Up Book, The ............24
Elmer series ..........................24, 25
Elmer’s Day ................................25
Elmer’s New Friend......................25
Elmer’s Weather..........................25
Emma Saves the Day ................132

284

End Game ................................155
English Picture Dictionary ..........276
English Word Puzzle Book ........276
ESL Active Learning Lessons ......274
Essential Classics ..............105–107
Evolution: The Whole Life
on Earth Story........................242
Exploring the Titanic ................239
Extraordinaires, The ..................169
Fabulous Fashion ......................217
Fabulous Foskett Family
Circus, The ..............................36
Fairy Books ................................96
Fairy Tales from Many Lands........92
Fairytale Hairdresser, The ............45
Fairytale Hairdresser, The ......45, 46
Fairytale Hairdresser and
Cinderella, The ........................46
Fairytale Hairdresser and
Sleeping Beauty, The ................45
Fang the Bat Fiend ....................151
Farm ..........................................14
Fashion Frightmare! ..................160
Fearsome Beastie, The ..............281
Ferno vs Epos............................151
Ferrok the Iron Soldier:
Bumper Edition ......................149
Figaro and Rumba and
the Crocodile Café ..................77
Find Your Feet ..........................258
First Discovery ......................22, 23
First Prayers for Baby ................186
First Record Books ....................276
First Steps in Music series ............82
Flamingo Who Forgot, The..........61
Flaymar the Scorched Blaze ......146
Flip Flap Journeys ......................241
Flipping Out! ............................160
Flowers by Number ..........247, 280
Flying Solo ................................160
Food Fights, Puzzles, and
Hideouts ................................282
For Kids series ..................239, 255
Forever Clover ..................132–134
Fossils Sticker Book ..................257
Four Corners of Time,
The ................................123, 280
Fred and Finn..............................59
Freddy the Frog ..........................17
From Crying Baby to
Contented Baby ....................259
From the Day You Were Born........5
Fun and Games at the Zoo........281
Fun Bums....................................12
Furious Case of the
Fraudulent Fossil, The ............282
Galactic Academy of Science
series ....................164, 165, 282
Game of Ghouls, A ..................153
Ghost Ship, The ........................143
Gift for Baby, A ........................183
Gift for Baby’s Christening, A ....183
Gift for Baby’s Dedication, A ....183
Girl v the World ........................172
Glenn Murphy ..................242, 243
Go Girl......................................138
Go Girl Flip It!: Stage Fright ......138
Go, Maddie, Go! ......................133
Golden Stranger ......................173
Good Mother, Bad Mother........260
Goodnight, God Bless ..............189
Gorgeous Doodles ....................216
Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow
Up, The..................................108
Grandma Bendy........................281

Grashkor the Beast Guard:
Bumper Edition ......................149
Greek Ransom ..........................167
Green Fairy Book, The ................96
Grimm’s Fairy Tales......................92
Grimstones, The........................168
Grow Organic, Eat Organic ......276
Gruesome Grub and
Disgusting Dishes ..................277
Gruesome Series ......244, 276, 277
Guess What? ................................3
Guess What?—Flowers ................3
Guess What?—Sweets and
Treats ........................................3
Guess Who? Noah’s Ark............185
Gulliver’s Travels ........................117
Handmade Crafts by Children
for Children ..........................217
Hansel and Gretel ......................78
Happy Birthday with Ant
and Bee ..................................28
Happy Street ................................4
Harrowing Case of the
Hackensack Hacker, The ........282
Hatched....................................168
Hawkite Arrow of the Air..........151
Heart of Gold............................169
Hearts ......................................275
Hecton the Body Snatcher ........151
Helen Oxenbury Nursery
Collection, The ........................93
Hellion the Fiery Foe..................151
Hello! London ............................11
Help! I’m a Dad ........................264
Helping Hercules ......................142
Hen Who Wouldn’t Give
Up, The..................................108
Heron and the Crane, The ..........36
Hide & Speak ............................277
Hide & Speak English ................277
Hogs Hate Hugs! ........................42
Hollow Pike ..............................176
Holy Crushamoly! ....................172
Hoppy Ever After! ......................58
Hoppy Ever After! ......................61
Hound of the Baskervilles,
The ........................................105
Hour of Need............................169
How Can a Pigeon Be
a War Hero? ..........................240
How Fast Can You Fart?............243
How Things Came to Be ............88
How to Boost Your Profile ........172
Howl-oween ............................161
Huck Finn’s Outdoor
Adventure Book ....................248
Huckleberry Finn ......................105
Hush, Hush!................................13
I Am Sort of a Loser ..................139
I Am Still Not a Loser ................139
I Heart You, Archie de Souza ....172
I Know an Old Lady Who
Swallowed a Fly ......................83
I Predict a Riot ..........................171
I Am Not a Loser ......................139
I Am So Over ............................139
I’m Dougal Trump . . .
And It’s Not My Fault! ............159
I’m Dougal Trump . . .
Where’s My Tarantula? ..........159
Ice Age Cataclysm! ..........123, 280
If Dogs Could Talk ....................116
If They Can Argue Well, They
Can Write Well ......................265
If You Don’t Feed the Teachers
They Eat the Students! ..........274

If You Wish ................................73
Illiad, The ..................................105
In One End and Out the
Other ....................................241
In the Pond ................................19
In the Zone ..............................154
Insight ......................................180
Invisible Me ..............................172
Invisible to the Eye:
Animals in Disguise ................253
Island of Adventure, The ..........102
Island of Adventure, The,
70th Anniversary....................102
Issrilla the Creeping Menace ....147
It’s Not Me, It’s You ..................172
J Is for Jazz..................................67
Jack and the Beanstalk..............113
Jam for Nana ..............................66
Jane Eyre ..................................106
Jane of Lantern Hill ..................101
Jasper Zammit ..........................142
Jenny & Lorenzo ........................70
Jesus Detective..........................193
Jill Tomlinson ....................108, 109
Jo Moon ....................................19
Jokes for Boys ..........................214
Jokes for Boys and Girls ............214
Jokes for Girls ..........................214
Jungle Book, The ......................117
Just Because ..............................41
Just So Stories ............................93
Kajin the Beast Catcher ............147
Kama the Faceless Beast ..........147
Kate Plays Detective ..................133
Katie ....................................47–49
Katie and the British Artists ........49
Katie and the Dinosaurs ..............49
Katie and the Spanish Princess ....47
Katie and the Starry Night ..........47
Katie and the Waterlily Pond ......47
Katie in London ..........................48
Katie in Scotland ........................48
Katie the Kitten ..........................17
Katie the Kitten and Lizzy
the Lamb ................................17
Katie’s London Christmas ............47
Katie’s Picture Show....................49
Kelvin McCloud and the
Seaside Storm ........................282
Ken and His Red Tin Rocket ......111
Kidnapped ................................106
Kidnapped ................................143
Kids’ Book of Mazes, The..........212
Killchase ..................................155
King in Reserve, The..................169
Koba Ghoul of the Shadows ....148
Koldo the Arctic Warrior ..........151
Komodo the Lizard King ..........151
Koraka the Winged Assassin ....144
Koron Jaws of Death ................151
Krabb Master of the Sea ..........151
Krestor the Crushing Terror ......151
Kronus the Clawed Menace ......151
Last Tiger, The ............................41
Learning to Learn......................274
Letters of the West ..................247
Lili Wilkinson ............................177
Linka the Sky Conqueror ..........148
Lion Bible to Keep for Ever,
The ........................................194
Lion Book of Nursery
Fables, The ............................188
Lion Book of Nursery
Rhymes, The ..........................188
Lion Encyclopedia of the
Bible, The ..............................195

Title Index
Lion First Bible, The ..................191
Lion First Book of Parables,
The ........................................191
Lion Nursery Bible Gift
Edition, The ..........................187
Lion Nursery Bible, The..............187
Little Dead Riding Hood ............162
Little Hands Books
for Babies 1 ............................20
Little Hands Books
for Babies 2 ............................20
Little Hands for Babies ................20
Little Moon Raven, The ..............72
Little Naturalist Series,
The ................................247, 280
Little Poppets: Mouse’s Sock
Tree ........................................13
Little Red ..................................113
Little Red Hood ..........................74
Little Red Riding Hood ................78
Little Somethings, The ................30
Little Women ..............................90
Little Women ............................106
Look Inside: The Time
of Jesus..................................192
Look Where I Live ............228, 277
Look Where I Live! ....................277
Look Where I Live!/
¡Mira Donde Vivo! ................228
Look Where I Live!/
Regarde Ou J’habite! ............228
Lost Castle, The ........................169
Lost in London ............................66
Lost in Thought ........................179
Lost Prince, The ..........................97
Lost Prophecies, The ................167
Lost World, The ........................106
Love Bites ................................160
Love-shy ..................................177
Lucky Break ..............................160
Lucy Cat ..........................277, 278
Lucy Cat at the Beach/
Lucie Chat à la plage..............277
Lucy Cat at the Party/
Lucie Chat à la fete ................277
Lucy Cat in Town/La Gatita
Lucia en la ciudad ..................277
Lucy Cat in Town/
Lucie Chat en ville..................278
Lucy Cat on the Farm/
Lucy Chatà la ferme ..............278
Lucy the Cat at the Beach/
La gatita Lucia en la playa ......278
Lucy the Cat at the Party/
La gatita Lucia en la fiesta ......278
Lulu Bell............................126, 127
Lulu Bell and the Birthday
Unicorn ................................126
Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup......127
Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort ....126
Lulu Bell and the Fairy
Penguin ................................126
Lulu Bell and the Moon
Dragon ..................................127
Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle ......127
Lustor the Acid Dart..................145
Ma Famille ................................278
Machine Wars ..........................169
Mad Machines and Dotty
Devices ..................................277
Madara the Midnight
Warrior ..................................151
Maddi’s Fridge ............................33
Maddy Goes to the Zoo ............112
Magnificent Minds....................237
Make Your Own........206–209, 278

Make Your Own Castle ............206
Make Your Own Coral Reef ......206
Make Your Own Creepy
Castle ....................................206
Make Your Own Fairy
Garden ..................................207
Make Your Own Farm ..............207
Make Your Own Football
Stadium ................................278
Make Your Own Garage ..........278
Make Your Own Noah’s Ark ......207
Make Your Own Pirate Ship ......208
Make Your Own Princess
Palace ....................................208
Make Your Own Rainforest ......208
Make Your Own Roman
Arena ....................................209
Make Your Own Theatre
Cinderella ..............................209
Make Your Own Theatre
Snow White ..........................209
Malu Kangaroo ..........................51
Many Faces of Josephine
Baker, The..............................238
Marshmallows for Martians ........31
Master Your Destiny:
The Pirate’s Curse ..................150
Matilda’s Lost and Found ..........133
Max Explores ..............................10
Max Explores Chicago ................10
Max Explores Display ..................10
Max Explores New York ..............10
Max Explores San Francisco ........10
Mayhem at Magic School..........156
Maze Adventures......................212
Me and You ................................50
Melric and the Petnapping ..........37
Melric and the Sorcerer ..............37
Melric the Magician Who Lost
His Magic ................................37
Mi and Museum City ..................75
Middle School Mathematician,
The ........................................274
Mike the Genius ......................112
Millie Shares ..............................32
Minecrafter ..............................225
Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced ........224
Minedition Minibooks ..............199
Minos the Demon Bull ..............144
Mirka the Ice Horse ..................147
Missing Kin, The ......................169
Mixing in Math ........................282
Mojave Green ..........................181
Moment of Truth ......................169
Monsters Unchained!................221
Moonlight Trilogy, The ..............179
Moonstone Promise ..................173
More and More Ant and Bee ......28
More Ant and Bee ......................28
More Hide & Speak English ......277
Mortaxe the Skeleton Warrior:
Bumper Edition ......................149
Mortimer Revealed....................168
Mountain of Adventure, The ....103
Mouse in the House....................57
Mouse Trouble ............................36
Mr. Beethoven and Me ............116
Mr. Brown’s Fantastic Hat............71
Mr Super Poopy Pants ................41
Murk the Swamp Man ..............151
Muro the Rat Monster ..............151
My Bedtime Bible Story Box ......190
My Big Bright Bible Board
Book......................................184
My Brother the Werewolf..........161

My Contented Baby’s
Record Book ..........................259
My English Sticker Atlas ............229
My English Sticker Dictionary ....278
My Family Tree Book ................276
My First 100 English Words ......278
My First 100 French Words........278
My First 100 Spanish Words ......278
My First 100 Words ..................278
My First Bilingual Book ......230–234
My First Bilingual Book–
Clothes ..................................230
My First Bilingual Book–
Plants ....................................231
My First Bilingual Book–
School ..................................232
My First Bilingual Book–
Tools ......................................233
My First Bilingual Book–
Vehicles ................................234
My First Discoveries ....................23
My Friends ................................276
My Little Bible Board Book ........185
My Little Library ..........................50
My Look and Point First Easter
Stick-a-Story ..........................197
My Maine ................................281
My Massachusetts ....................281
My Own Special Way ................110
My Sister the Vampire ..............160
Nature Puzzles ..........................279
New Dad’s Survival Guide,
The ........................................264
New Guinea Moon ..................178
Night Before Christmas, The ....199
Niuhi Shark Saga, The ..............180
No Eggs Maria ..........................114
Noah’s Ark ................................110
Noctila the Death Owl ..............145
Noises ........................................15
Noisy Home ................................15
Noisy Town ................................15
Not All Londoners Wear Hats ....114
Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend,
The ........................................177
Now We Have a Baby ..................5
Number Circus............................27
Nutcracker, The ..........................97
Ocean Sticker Book ..................257
Odyssey, The ............................106
Off the Rails................................76
Official Playmobil Activity
Book, The ..............................219
Old MacDonald had a Zoo ..........26
Olivia Plays Her Part ..................134
Olivia’s Fantastic Gymnastics ....134
On Target....................................76
On Teaching Science ................267
On the Day You Were Born ........54
On the Wings of the Swan........275
One Boy, No Water ..................180
One Direction ..........................222
One Red Shoe ............................76
One Shark, No Swim ................180
One that Got Away, The ............62
Opal Dreaming ........................173
Operation Blue Dragon ............170
Operation Pink Elephant ..........170
Opposites ..................................11
Original Velveteen Rabbit,
The ..........................................95
Other Day I Met a Bear, The ........82
Otter Who Wanted to Know,
The ........................................108
Overcoming Baby Blues ............263

Owl Who Was Afraid
of the Dark, The ....................109
Patterns of Australia ..................51
Pearle in the Park ......................128
Pearlie ..............................128–131
Pearlie and Great Aunt
Garnet ..................................128
Pearlie and Her Pink Shell..........129
Pearlie and Jasper ....................128
Pearlie and Opal........................128
Pearlie and Sapphire ................129
Pearlie and the Big Doll ............128
Pearlie and the Cherry
Blossom Fairy ........................130
Pearlie and the
Christmas Angel ....................128
Pearlie and the
Fairy Queen ..........................129
Pearlie and the
Flamenco Fairy ......................131
Pearlie and the
Lost Handbag ........................128
Pearlie and the
Silver Fern Fairy ......................130
Pearlie Goes to Rio....................131
Pearlie in Central Park ..............130
Pearlie in Paris ..........................131
Peekaboo! Farm............................1
Peekaboo! Jungle ........................1
Peekaboo! Sea..............................1
Peekaboo! Snow ..........................1
Penguin Who Wanted to Find
Out, The ................................109
Perfect Prince, The ......................60
Perilous Case of the Zombie
Potion, The ............................165
Pet Itch, The................................65
Pet Shop ......................................4
Pete the Pelican ........................111
Pets ............................................14
Phantom of the Opera, The ......106
Phenomenals, The ....................153
Picture Books ............................281
Pied Piper of Hamelin, The ..........80
Pig in Love ..................................57
Pip the Dog and Freddy
the Frog ..................................17
Pirates ......................................203
Pitch Green ..............................181
Play ..............................................7
Pocket Money ..........................279
Pocket Money Easter ................279
Pocket Money Halloween..........279
Pocketful of Eyes, A ..................177
Pooch Parlour ..........................137
Poodle Problem, The ................137
Preparons Noel ........................279
Preparons Paques......................279
Prince and the Pauper, The..........98
Princess Pig ..............................122
Princess Stay Awake....................65
Princesses ................................203
Puck of Pook’s Hill ......................98
Puppy Love ..............................161
Puss & Boots ..............................71
Queen and Mr. Cunningham,
The ........................................115
Quentin Blake ............................36
Quentin Blake’s Amazing
Animal Stories..........................36
Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs! ..............39
Rainbow Children ....................112
Raksha the Mirror Demon:
Bumper Edition ......................149
Rat Attack ................................122
Rattle Buggy Buddies ..................15

285

Title / Author Index
Raven and the Loon, The ............85
Ravira Ruler of the Underworld:
Bumper Edition ......................149
ReadZone Picture Books........58, 59
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm......99
Redstarts ..............................56, 57
Revenge of the Toothless
Pirate ....................................116
Rev-o-LOOM-tion......................223
Rich Witch, Poor Witch ..............40
Right Where You Are Now ........280
Rilla of Ingleside........................101
Rip Roaring Animal Jokes ..........221
River of Adventure, The ............104
Robinson Crusoe ......................106
Robot Book, The ......................250
Rocket Racers ............................43
Rocks and Minerals Sticker
Book......................................257
Rokk the Walking Mountain ....151
Roman Activity Book ................279
Rumbelow’s Dance......................36
Running Riot ............................119
Sam Silver Undercover Pirate ....143
Santa’s Secret............................201
Say Boo to the Animals!..............26
Say It with Shapes and
Numbers................................267
School Spirit..............................138
Science Around You..........245, 246
Science in Motion ....................250
Sea Monster, The ......................143
Sea of Adventure, The ..............103
Seasonal Activity ......................279
Second Thoughts ......................179
Secret Garden, The ....................93
Secret Garden, The ..................107
Secrets & Spies..........................160
Secrets of Flamant Castle,
The ........................................136
Sensational Butterflies
Sticker Book ..........................257
Sententia Series, The ................179
Serpio the Slithering Shadow ....146
Shadows in the Bedroom ..........245
Shamani the Raging Flame........145
Shapes........................................15
Shark Girl and Belly Button ........46
Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing, The ....43
Sherlock Holmes and the
Orphanage Mystery ..............117
Sherm the Germ ..........................8
Shimmer ..................................166
Ship of Adventure, The ............104
Shipwrecked ............................174
Shipwrecked ............................174
Silent Night, Holy Night ............199
Silly Solar System, The ..............281
Silver the Wild Terror ................144
Sixes and Sevens ........................36
Skeleton Island..........................143
Skurik the Forest Demon ..........148
Sky High ..................................121
Sky So Heavy, The ....................182
Sleep and Your Special Needs
Child......................................263
Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug ............9
Sleepy Bee ....................................8
Sleepy Farm ................................12
Slimy Science and Awesome
Experiments ..........................244
Slivka the Cold-Hearted
Curse ....................................148
Smooch & Rose ........................123
Smug Pug, The ........................137
Sneezy Alien Attack ..................157

286

Snow Queen, The ......................81
Soccer Legend ..........................142
Solak Scourge of the Sea ..........147
SOLARO Study Guides ......268–270
Something Delicious ..................30
Something Different ..................30
Something Stinks! ....................282
Sometimes..................................41
Song of the Slums ....................176
Sophie Bennett Saves
the Planet ..............................172
Space Cadets to the Rescue ........62
Spaghetti with the Yeti ..............31
Sparklers: Celebrations..............202
Spikefin the Water King ............144
Spirit of the Sea, The ..................84
Splinters....................................181
Spring Rabbit, The ......................39
Squirty Bath Books......................16
Stake Out! ................................160
Star Style ..................................160
Sticker Dressing-up ..................203
Stinky Space Race ....................157
Storm Runners ..........................167
Subterranean Strategem ..........169
Super Baddies ..................118, 119
Super Funny Animal Jokes ........221
Supermarket ................................4
Swamp, The..............................116
Sweetest Kulu ............................86
Swifts....................................60–62
Sword of Kuromori, The............171
Tabitha Posy Was Ever
So Nosy ................................281
Tail Spin ....................................161
Tailor and the Mouse, The ..........82
Take Two ..................................160
Tale of Two Cities, A..................107
Tales from the Brothers
Grimm ....................................80
Tamara Small and the
Monsters’ Ball ........................281
Taming of the Team ..................274
Tangle of Traitors, A ..................153
Tantrums! ................................262
Targro the Arctic Menace ..........148
Tarrok the Blood Spike ..............146
Tauron the Pounding Fury ........146
Teach Students to Manage
Their Own Behavior ..............265
Teacher’s Pets............................182
Tecton the Armoured Giant ......145
Teddy Bear Says ............................6
Teddy Bear Says Counterpack........6
Teddy Bear Says Good Night ........6
Teddy Bear Says I Love You............6
Teddy Bear Says Let’s Hug ............6
Teddy Bear Says Wake Up! ............6
Terra Curse of the Forest ..........151
Terra Tempo ......................123, 280
Terrible Tricks and Devious
Disguises................................277
Terry the Flying Turtle ..................59
Texas English Language
Arts ..............................269, 270
Texas High School Algebra ........270
Texas High School Biology ........270
Texas High School Chemistry ....270
Texas High School English
Language Arts ......................270
Texas High School Geometry ....270
Texas High School Physics..........270
Texas High School
Pre-Calculus ..........................270
Texas History for Kids ................239
Texas Mathematics....................268

Texas Science ............................269
There’s a Hole in the Bucket! ......82
Things I Don’t Know ................172
This Little Piggy Went Dancing ....55
Three Brothers and the Dragon,
The ........................................113
Three Little Mice, The................112
Through the Looking Glass ......117
Time of Trial..............................169
Tip-Tap Dancing Cat, The ............34
Tool. Time. Twist. ......................280
Top Tips for Fussy Eaters ..........259
Top Tips for Toddler
Tantrums................................259
Top Tips for Weaning ................259
Torno the Hurricane Dragon......151
Torpix the Twisting Serpent ......144
Touch and Feel Buggy Buddies ....14
Toxic Annual 2015 ....................220
Tracks Count: A Guide
to Counting Animal Prints......247
Trailing Tennessee ....................280
Treasure Island ..........................107
Treasure of Dead Man’s
Cove, The ..............................156
Trema the Earth Lord ................151
Troy Waits for a Train ................111
True Sight ................................180
Try Time....................................141
Tuniit ........................................258
Turn of the Screw, The ..............107
Twin Spins! ..............................160
Twins ........................................263
Twist of Fortune, A....................167
Tyrant King, The........................154
Under the Sea ............................19
Up with Birds! ............................36
Ursus the Clawed Roar..............144
US Congress for Kids, The ........239
U.S. History ..............................273
Use It! Don’t Lose It ..................274
Valley of Adventure, The ..........103
Vampire Bewitched, The ..........161
Vampire Blog, The ....................161
Vampire Fighters, The ..............161
Vampire Hunters, The ..............161
Vanishing Moment, The ............178
Velveteen Rabbit, The ................94
Vermok the Spiteful
Scavenger ..............................148
Very Best Sheepdog, The ............35
Vespick the Wasp Queen ..........151
Vicious Case of the Viral
Vaccine, The ..........................282
Vigrash the Clawed Eagle ........147
Viktor the Deadly Archer:
Bumper Edition ......................150
Virago Modern Classics ............101
Voices in Between, The ............182
Volcanic Panic ..........................121
Voltrex the Two-headed
Octopus ................................145
Waiting for It ............................172
Walk on the Tundra, A ................84
Walk Together Children ............275
Walrus Who Escaped, The ..........85
Water-Babies, The ......................95
Weather ....................................23
Whale Boy ................................142
What Katy Did ............................91
When Robots Go Bad ..............118
When the World Forgot
the Colors..............................114
Where’s the Meerkat? ..............218
Where’s the Penguin? ..............218
Where’s the Zombie? ................218

White Fang ..............................107
Why Would a Dog Need
a Parachute?..........................240
Will My Kid Grow Out of It?......262
William’s Watermelon
Garden ..................................114
Wipe-Clean Buggy Buddies ........15
With Love ................................252
Wizard of Oz, The ......................94
Wizard of Oz, The ....................107
Wolf & the Seven Kids, The ........79
Women Heroes of the
American Revolution..............238
Women of Action ....................238
Wonderful Whisper, The ............50
Woodland Animals ..................279
Word of Honour ......................169
Wouldbegoods, The....................99
Yellow Fairy Book, The ................96
You Can Draw ..................210, 211
You Can Draw Cartoons ..........210
You Can Draw Horses ..............210
You Can Draw Monsters ..........211
You Can Draw Wild Animals ....211
You Choose ..............................156
Yusuke Yonezu ............................2
Zac Blasts Off............................120
Zac Power ................................121
Zac Power Spy Recruit ..............120
Zac Runs Wild ..........................120
Zac’s Bank Bust ........................120
Zac’s Sticky Fix ..........................120
Zigzag Effect, The ....................177
Zoo Girl ......................................41
Zoology for Kids........................255

Author Index
Abbot, Simon ..............................4
Abela, Deborah ........................142
Adams, Georgie........................110
Alcott, Louisa May ......................90
Alexander, Claire ........................32
Alexander, Pat ..........................191
Alkhayyat, Mithaa ....................110
Allsopp, Sophie ........................194
Andersen, Hans Christian............81
Archbold, Tim ......................57, 62
Armstrong, Simon ....................236
Asphyxia ..................................168
Atkinson, Peter ........................195
Attwell, Mabel Lucie ..................95
Badger, M. C. ..........................118
Badger, Meredith ..............138, 172
Baker, Travis ......................112, 114
Ballard, Robert D. ....................239
Bancroft, Bronwyn ......................51
Banner, Angela ..........................28
Barker, Stephen ........................184
Bartlett, Alison ............................56
Baruzzi, Agnese ..........................21
Baum, L. Frank............................94
Baxter, Leon ..............................191
Beard, Lauren ............................45
Beaton, Clare....................206, 226
Bell, Anthea ..........................80, 81
Bell, Hilary ..................................89
Bell, Holly..................................132
Bendall-Brunello, John ................42

Author Index
Bendall-Brunello, Tiziana ............42
Bennett, Jeffrey ........................267
Bently, Peter................................40
Bertrand, Cara ..........................179
Bigham, Sean............................258
Billet, Marion ..............................11
Blackwood, Freya........................52
Blade, Adam ............................144
Blake, Quentin ............................36
Bloch, Carole ..............................20
Blyton, Enid ..............................102
Borst, Amie ..............................162
Borst, Bethanie ........................162
Botham, Noel............................243
Bowman, Katrina ......................263
Boyce, Professor Phillip..............263
Boyle, Joanna..............................34
Brandt, Lois ................................33
Brennan, Anthony ......................85
Brooks, Ron ................................54
Brothers Grimm, The ......78–80, 92
Brothers Washburn, The ..........181
Bruton, Catherine ....................171
Bruzzone,
Catherine ..............226, 228, 229
Burchett, Jan ............................143
Burnett, Frances Hodgson ....93, 97
Busch, Leah ..................................9
Byron, Kevin ............................255
Cameron, Vicki ........................112
Caravantes, Peggy ....................238
Caringella, Rachael ..................162
Carrington, Matt ......................249
Carter, Matt ..............................181
Carter, Robin ..............................63
Casey, Susan ............................238
Castle Rock Research Corp. ......268
Challenger, Charlene ................182
Chitty, Antonia ........................263
Christopher, Danny ..................254
Christopher, Neil ........................87
Clepper, Emilie ............................83
Coates, Jan L. ..................115, 116
Collins, Tim ......................157, 158
Comfort, Louise ........................228
Constable, Kate ........................178
Coolidge, Susan..........................91
Corke, Estelle............................190
Cosneau, Olivia ........................204
Cowell, Cressida ......................102
Coxe, Molly ..............................122
Croft, Malcolm ........................235
Curham, Siobhan......................174
Dando-Collins, Stephen ............170
Dann, Colin ................................90
Davies, Nicola ..........................142
Dawson, Victoria ......................263
de Brunhoff, Jean ......................91
de Lafosse, Claudine ..................23
Dicker, Katie ............................202
Dickey, Eric Wayne ......................69
Donaldson, Julia..........................40
Dumbleton, Mike......................201
Dunbar, Joyce ............................39
Durant, Alan ........................58, 61
Egbert, Corey............................180
Elliott, Rebecca ..........................41
Ellis, Elina....................................65
Engel, Steve ..............................247
Erlic, Lily............................112, 113
Eyers, Kerrie..............................263
Feierabend, John M. ..................82
Fenech, Liza ................................10
Ferri, Giuliano ..........................198
Fiegenschuh, Emily......................88
Field, Jim ....................................40

Fienberg, Anna ..........................77
Fletcher, Tom ..............................44
Flint, Shamini ............................140
Ford, Gina ........................259, 260
Foreman, Michael ....................200
Forrest, JD, PhD, Bonny J. ........262
Foster, Jo ..................................240
Fox, Nick ..................................117
Francis, Pauline ........................105
Frank, Marjorie ........................266
French, Vivian ..............56, 57, 110
Gabán, Jesús ............................212
Galeron, Henri ............................22
Geddes, Serena ........................126
Gibson, Karen Bush ..................239
Gifford, Clive ............................256
Gleeson, Libby ............................52
Gleiner, Kelli ................................9
Golden, Emily ..........................215
Goldsmith, Dr. Mike ..................241
Goodall, Jane..............81, 251, 252
Goodey, Madeline ......................59
Goodings,
Christina ................184, 185, 197
Gordon, Mike ......................56, 59
Gray, Kes ..................................125
Gross, Sandra ..............................8
Gruss, Karin ................................76
Grylls, Pinny ................................35
Guillain, Adam............................31
Guillain, Charlotte ......................31
Gypsy, Fin ..................................66
Gypsy, Zoa ..................................66
Hainnu, Rebecca ........................84
Harland, Richard ......................176
Harman, Teri ............................179
Harmer, Wendy ........................128
Harper, Nick ..............................264
Harris, Christine ........................135
Harrison, Cora ..........................175
Harrison, Paul ......................60, 62
Hartman, Bob ............................43
Hattingh, Marna ........................20
Hearn, Sam ..............................152
Heinrich, Sally ..........................140
Hellman, Thomas ........................83
Hemming, Alice ..........................64
Herndon, Christopher ..............123
Hestermann, Bethanie ..............255
Hestermann, Josh ....................255
Higgins, F. E. ............................153
Hills, Laila....................................16
Hilton, Harry ............................214
Hinton, Sophie..............................1
Hoffmann, E. T. A. ......................97
Holmes, Janet A. ........................50
Horne, Sarah ......................64, 256
Howard, Paul ............................108
Huban, Billie......................112–114
Hudson, Annabel ......................197
Hughes, Cathy ..........................203
Hunt, Jared ..............113, 116, 117
Hurdle, Crystal ..........................182
Hutton, Dr. John ......................7–9
Hutton, John ................................8
Imai, Ayano ................................71
Imperial War Museum ..............240
Ingalls, Ann ................................67
Ingpen, Robert....................73, 199
Ivanoff, George ........................156
Jackson, Antonia ......................198
Jackson, Melanie ......................114
Jackson, Sam ............................264
James, Ann ..............................135
James, Terron............................180
Jamieson, Will ..................113, 116

Jansen, Adrienne ......................166
Jatkowska, Ag ..........................201
Jellett, Tom ..............................201
Jobling, Curtis ............................26
Johnson, Pete ..........................161
Johnson-Isaacs, Cally ..........39, 188
Jones, Allan ..............................154
Jones, Sarah..................................7
Junor, Amy ................................11
Kaichi, Keiko ..............................79
Kalkipsakis, Thalia ....................172
Kalluk, Celina..............................86
Kamber, Claire ..........................114
Kelly, Deborah ............................66
Kemp, Rob........................264, 265
Kent, Peter................................193
King, Stephen Michael ..........54, 77
Kingsley, Charles ........................95
Kipling, Rudyard ..................93, 98
Kitamura, Satoshi........................38
Kliman, Marlene ......................267
Kniffke, Sophie ..........................23
Knight, Dahna ..........................213
Kolanovic, Dubravka ................188
Kratt Brothers, The....................255
Krawczyk, Sabine........................23
Krejtschi, Tobias ..........................76
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel ..................50
Laberje, Reji ................................10
Lamont, Priscilla ........................187
Lang, Andrew ............................96
Larranaga, Ana Martin ................15
Larry, H. I. ........................120, 121
Lederer, Richard ........................221
Leigh, Katherine................114, 115
Leplar, Anna C. ........................110
Leray, Marjolaine ........................74
Lewis, Jill ....................................30
Lewis-MacDougall,
Patricia Ann ............................88
Lim, Hwei ..................................84
Liu, Owen R. ............................164
Llewhellin, Gareth ....................189
Longstaff, Abie ..........................45
MacDougall, Larry ......................87
MacMillan, Don ........................115
Maddin, John............................247
Maddocks, Maria ......................186
Maidagan, Maria Corte ..............67
Malaghan, Michael ..................167
Mantle, Ben ................................43
Marchant, Jackie ......................159
Marks, Alan ..............................252
Martin, Peter ............................193
Martineau, Susan......203, 244, 245
Mason, Sue ....................58, 60–62
Massey, Jane ................................5
Mayhew, James ..........................47
McAuley, Rowan ......................138
McBride, Dr. Bill ........................265
McBride, Jennifer ......................166
McDonald, Danielle ....................12
McKee, David ......................24, 37
McLaughlin, Tom ........................26
McLellan, Stu ............................229
McVicar, Ewan ............................89
Mercer, Bobby ..........................250
Mercer, Sienna ..................160, 161
Meredith, Samantha ................196
Metcalf, Paula ......................13, 39
Mettler, René ..............................22
Milet Publishing ........................230
Millard, Casey Riordan ................46
Miller, Jocelyn ..........................196
Miller, Julia Love..........................82
Mills, Alan ..................................83

Milne, A. A. ................................91
Milne, Simon ..............................53
Mitchelhill, Barbara ..................167
Mitchell, Angela..........................64
Mitchell, Melanie ..................6, 185
Mitchell, Susan ..........................13
Montag, Maria..............................8
Monteith, Barnas G. ................237
Montgomery, L. M. ..................101
Montgomery, Lucy Maud ............90
Moon, Jo ..............................15, 19
Moore, Clemens Clarke ............199
Moore, Gareth ..................212, 213
Moore, Jenny............................117
Morgan, Mandy........................214
Morgan, Sally..............................51
Muntz, Kendra..................249, 253
Murphy, Glenn..........................242
Murrell, Belinda ........................126
Muss, Angela............................185
Natural History Museum ..........257
Neonakis, Alexandria ..................86
Nesbit, E. ....................................99
Neubert, Oliver ........................115
Neugebauer, Michael ................251
Nicholson, William ................94, 95
Niland, Deborah..........................55
Nixon, Lynda ............................166
Noem, Rep. Kristi ......................239
Noyce, Pendred ........164, 165, 237
Noyes, Leighton ........................245
Nygaard, Martin........................212
Oliver, Sarah ............................221
Oram, Hiawyn ............................38
Orlandi, Lorenzo ......................192
Oxenbury, Helen ........................93
Paccia, Abbey ............................69
Pacovská, Kveta ..........................27
Paley-Phillips, Giles......................65
Parker, Lehua ............................180
Parker, Professor Gordon ..........263
Parsons, Garry ............................44
Pasquali, Elena ..........................187
Pelletier, Mia ............................254
Perry, Chrissie ..........................138
Pesenti, Antonia..........................89
Petersen, Alexander ..................247
Peyrols, Sylvaine..........................22
Pfister, Marcus ............................72
Phelan, PhD,
Thomas W. ....................261, 262
Phoenix, Woodrow ....................68
Pignataro, Anna..........................50
Piper, Sophie ........5, 186, 188–190
PisHier ........................................83
Playmobil ..................................219
Poskitt, Kjartan ........................124
Poynter, Dougie ..........................44
Prasadam-Halls, Smriti ................18
Price, Kevin ................................63
Price, Robin ................................68
Prunier, James ............................22
Pryor, Michael ..........................169
Puglisi, Adriana J. ......................65
Pye, Ali ......................................30
Qitsualik-Tinsley,
Rachel........................85, 88, 258
Qitsualik-Tinsley,
Sean ..........................85, 88, 258
Rackham, Arthur ........................92
Raglin, Tim ................................43
Reichstein, Alexander..................81
Reis, Ronald A. ........................239
Rescek, Sanja ............................183
Riddell, Chris ..............................93
Rinaldo, Luana ............................12

287

Author / Publisher Index
Rivoli, Franco ..............................61
Robinson, Charles ................92, 93
Robinson, Hilary..........................56
Rock, Lois ....5, 183, 191, 192, 194
Rodríguez, Guadalupe ..............217
Rogers, Gregory........................136
Rohan, Jason ............................171
Rooney, Anne ............................76
Rose, Simon..............................115
Ross, Tony ..........................37, 142
Rossell, Judith ............................50
Russo, Monica ..........................255
Ryan, Louise ............................263
Ryan, Nellie ......................216, 217
Sarah, Linda................................75
Scheffler, Axel ......................17, 18
Schenker, Sybille ........................78
Schrey, Sophie ..........................218
Scott, Kimberley..........................64
Sedova, Yana ..............................81
Seedat, Mariam ........................111
Senior, Suzy ..................................6
Shapiro, David R. ......................123
Sharafeddini, Fatima ................110
Sharratt, Nick......................40, 125
Simon, Francesca ......................142
Slater, Billy ................................141
Smith, J. L. ..............................152
Smith, Jim ................................139
Soberman, Daniela....................248
Soberman, Glenn......................248
Sparrow, Rebecca ....................258
Spenceley, Annabel ..................186
Steiner, Toni ................................70
Stephenson, Kristina ....................5
Stewart, Chantal ........................53
Stewart, Lisa ..............................66
Stone, Julia ..............................188
Stranaghan,
Crystal J. ................13, 116, 117
Strevens-Marzo, Bridget..............13
Strykowski, Marcia....................163
Suska, Minika ............................66
Taylor, Gypsy ............................128
Tazzyman, David ......................124
Tharlet, Eve ................................70
Thuswaldner, Werner ................199
Tinker, Barbara..................164, 165
Tinker, Robert ..........................165
Titchenell, F. J. R. ......................181
Tomlinson, Jill............................108
Toxic ........................................220
Tresilian, Stuart ........................102
Triumph Books ..................222–225
Turner, Tracey............................240
Twain, Mark................................98
Ulrich, Frances ..........................111
Ursell, Martin ....................210, 244
Vagnozzi, Barbara ....................191
Varley, Susan ..............................39
Vogel, Vin ..................................33
Vogler, Sara ..............................143
Walch, Michelle ........................247
Wanner, Zukiswa ........................20
Warnes, Tim ..............................26
Watson, Richard........................241
Watts, Frances ..........................136
Waxman, Rep. Henry A. ..........239
Webb, Steve ..............................43
Wellesley, Rosie ..........................35
Westerlund, Kate ........................73
Wheeler, Samantha ..................123
Whelon, Chuck ........................218

288

Whybrow, Ian ............................26
Wiggin, Kate Douglas ................99
Wild, Margaret ......13, 54, 55, 178
Wilde, Oscar ..............................92
Wildish, Lee ................................31
Wilkinson, Lili ..........................177
Williams, Margery ................94, 95
Willis, Jeanne ..............................37
Wilson, Anna ......................59, 137
Wollard, Elli ................................65
Wood, Hannah ..........................11
Wood, Karen ............................173
Wright, Heather........................117
Yeoman, John ............................36
Yonezu, Yusuke ........................2, 3
Zorn, Claire ..............................182
Zwerger, Lisbeth ................80, 199

Fremantle Press ........................166

New South..................................89

GIA Publications..........................82

Orion Publishing
Orion Children’s Books..........110,
142, 143, 154, 155, 176

Hardie Grant Egmont ......118–121,
138, 172
Chirpy Bird........................11, 12,
132–134, 213
Hesperus Press
Hesperus Minor..................96–99
Hodder & Stoughton
Orchard Books ..................47–49,
144–151
Incentive Publications ......265, 266,
273, 274

Pan Macmillan UK
Campbell Books ........11–19, 201
Macmillan Children’s Books ....26,
39, 40, 95, 102–104, 137,
153, 159, 175, 240, 242, 243
ParentMagic, Inc. ..............261, 262
Pavilion
Pavilion Children’s ............34–36,
200, 235, 236
Phoenix Yard Books ..............74, 75

Inhabit Media........84–88, 254, 258
Jacana Media..............................20

Publisher Index

John Blake ................................221
Dino Books ............................243

Random House Australia............66,
126–131, 141, 142,
156, 169, 170, 201
Random House UK
Vermilion ..............259, 260, 264

Jolly Fish Press ..........162, 179–181
*Alazar Press ............................275

*KAMA Publishing..............63, 281

ReadZone Books ............56–62, 76,
105–107

Allen & Unwin........53–55, 77, 136,
140, 168, 173, 176–178, 263

Laburnum Press ........................202

Robert Hale ..............................263

Lion UK
Lion Children’s ..........5, 6, 41–43,
183–198

The Secret Mountain ..................83

Andersen Press ....................24, 25,
36–39, 167

*Little Beach Books ..................281

Summersdale ............................214

Little, Brown Book Group
Little, Brown Young Readers....152
Virago UK ..............................101

Tango Books ..............................21

Little Hare Books ............13, 50–52,
135, 136

Tightrope Books, Inc. ................182

*b small publishing ..........203–212,
217, 226–229,
244–246, 275–279
Big Kid Science ........................267
Birlinn Ltd ..................................89
blue manatee press ............7–9, 46

Madison Press Books ................239
Marion Street Press, LLC ..........221

Triumph Books ............10, 223–225

*Maverick Arts Publishing ....64–66,
281, 282

*Tumblehome Learning, Inc. ....164,
165, 237, 267

Michael O’Mara ........................264
Buster Books ........157, 158, 212,
213, 215–219

University of Queensland
Press ......................123, 182, 258

Brave Mouse Books ..................122

Caramel Tree Readers........111–117
Castle Rock Research
Corp. ............................268–272
Chicago Review Press ......238, 239,
250, 255, 262

Te Papa Press ............................166

Transworld
Corgi ..........................43, 45, 46
Red Fox............................44, 125
Yearling ........................142, 161

Luminis Books, Inc. ..........163, 179
Bright Connections Media..........67,
249, 253

Streamline Press ........................248

Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd ................76
Milet Publishing ................230–234

*Craigmore Creations ........69, 123,
247, 280
Egmont UK ............1, 4, 26, 28–32,
95, 108, 109, 160, 171, 220
Egmont Heritage................90–94
Electric Monkey ............171, 174
Jelly Pie ..........................124, 139
Red Shed ......................241, 256
Elliott & Thompson ..................264
Flashlight Press............................33

minedition ............2, 3, 27, 79–81,
199, 251
Mogzilla....................68, 70–73, 78
Moonlight Publishing
First Discovery Paperbacks..........23
Natural History Museum,
London ..................................257

*Publishers new to IPG/TSP

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