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When a Dragon Moves In
Jodi Moore Illustrations by Howard McWilliam
“One to take a look at.” —Ed Spicer, member, 2009 Caldecott committee, on I Need My Monster • Co-op available • Illustrator’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies On a beautiful day at the beach, a young boy brings his bucket, shovel, and imagination, and builds a perfect sand castle. Right away, a dragon moves in. The boy decides to befriend his dragon and they spend time roaming the shore, flying a kite, braving the waves, defying bullies, and roasting marshmallows—all while Dad is busy sunbathing and Mom is engrossed in her book. Unfortunately, no one believes the boy when he tries to share the news of this magnificent creature. That’s when the mischief begins, and the dragon becomes a force to be reckoned with. While adults will recognize the naughty antics as a ploy for attention, children will dissolve into giggles as the dragon devours every last sandwich, blows bubbles in the lemonade, and leaves claw prints in the brownies. Maybe the dragon really is running amok on the beach, or maybe it’s a little boy’s imagination that is running wild. Jodi Moore is a freelance magazine writer and has worked as chief contributing editor of the Promo Network. She lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. Howard McWilliam is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed I Need My Monster. He was chosen as National Young Cartoonist of the Year at the age of 12. A regular cover artist for the Week magazine, he also illustrates for the Sunday Telegraph, Moneyweek, and Outdoor Life.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 10 X 10 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780979974670
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The Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel series
Karla Oceanak Illustrations by Kendra Spanjer
“Greg Heffley and Ellie McDoodle, move over—Aldo Zelnick is here!” —Mary Lee Hahn, notable children’s books committee chair for the National Council of the Teachers of English • Co-op available Karla Oceanak has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has ghostwritten numerous self-help books and is a public speaker for childhood literacy. Kendra Spanjer is an illustrator and studio artist. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Artsy-Fartsy
• Winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for juvenile fiction, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Regional Book Award for children’s chapter book • 2010–2011 Kids' Indie Next List Selection Aldo Zelnick is not an athlete like his older brother or a rock collector like his best friend; he’s just a regular kid who likes to draw. One summer Aldo’s grandma, Goosy, gives him a sketchbook in which to record all of his ideas and adventures, and Aldo quickly discovers how much fun cartooning is. From petitioning for a neighborhood pool slide to his passion for slushies, Aldo illustrates his summer vacation, wacky friends, and loving family in this charming comic novel that blends text with illustrations on every page. Engaging and entertaining, the story and drawings in this book will captivate both enthusiastic and reluctant young readers. This first installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series includes a glossary of words to help kids broaden their vocabulary. ISBN: 9781934649046

Bogus
Ten-year-old Aldo Zelnick has decided it’s fun to be artistic, and when his grandma Goosy gives him a second sketchbook, Aldo fills it with more comic drawings, fun words, and accounts of his extraordinary adventures in everyday life. When Aldo and his best friends, Jack and Bee, find a diamond ring, they can’t decide if it’s real or fake; but real or not, they can’t seem to hold on to it. As the trio hunts for the misplaced ring, they also learn about other countries and cultures. This second installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series includes a glossary of words to help kids broaden their vocabulary. ISBN: 9781934649060
FICTION/GRAPHIC NOVELS AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–6, 160 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 150 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD BAILIWICK PRESS AVAILABLE

Includes an illustrated glossary of fun “A” words used throughout the book, such as absurd, abominable and audacious.

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Cahoots
Karla Oceanak Illustrations by Kendra Spanjer
• Co-op available As summer draws to a close, 10-year-old Aldo Zelnick travels to the Anderson farm in Minnesota for a family vacation. Aldo’s mom is eager for him to experience her favorite childhood pastimes such as shucking sweet corn, milking cows, gathering eggs—and best of all— enjoying fresh air and living off the land. But Aldo suspects that farm life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and his worst fears are confirmed. The rooster wakes him at dawn, the chores exhaust him, and the cousins—identical twin pranksters—are in cahoots against him. Even the creepy old portrait of his great-grandfather seems to be watching these shenanigans from the frame on the wall. Aldo must endure all this without the consolation of TV or computers, because the farm is (gasp!) technology free. The humorous plot turns and lively drawings in this book will captivate both enthusiastic and reluctant young readers. This third installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series features a vocabulary-building glossary of cool words starting with the letter C, including conniption, charisma, and cattywampus. Karla Oceanak is the author of Artsy-Fartsy and Bogus and is a public speaker for childhood literacy. She has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. Kendra Spanjer is an illustrator whose works include Artsy-Fartsy and Bogus. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.
FICTION/GRAPHIC NOVELS AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–6, 160 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 150 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781934649084
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Notes on Teaching
A Short Guide to an Essential Skill
Shellee Hendricks and Russell Reich
• Author’s previous books sold more than 30,000 copies These gems of advice have been practiced and passed down from generations of great teachers to help beginning teachers motivate themselves and grow into their positions. Written from the point of view of a fictional character who brings humor and sophistication to the tone, these teaching notes use simple, jargon-free language to provide explanatory commentary, helpful examples, and insights from education experts. This vital primer full of teaching wisdom works to dispel the common assumption that teachers need to be shaped into something they are not and gets to the heart of what teaching is all about: helping people learn. Shellee Hendricks is an international educator who currently teaches at the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona. Russell Reich is a writer and the creative director and coauthor of the Notes On series. He lives in New York City.
EDUCATION, 160 PAGES, 5 X 7.5 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9780972425544
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Excerpt from Chapter II: First Class Meeting 11. Shake hands. At the start of a new course, respect and disarm students with this basic courtesy, seldom neglected outside a classroom. Use it (or the culturally appropriate substitute) with all ages. It presumes partnership: “I plan to work with you, not against you . . . or for you.” Shake to be polite, signal cooperation, and seal an agreement. Demonstrate that no one is harboring weapons. 12. Learn names quickly. Every time you use a student’s name, you enhance your direct contact, the kind that makes one feel known, recognized, personally cared for, and specifically responsible. Anonymity breeds anarchy in large or unruly groups. Knowing names enables you to personalize praise at the first crucial opportunity or zap misbehavior with stunning efficiency. Rehearse. Use names to acknowledge every student response on the first day, and call on people by name, even if you must frequently refer to the attendance sheet. They’ll appreciate your effort even as you stumble. And incidentally, there is no such thing as being “bad with names,” only people who tell themselves that so they don't have to make learning names a higher priority. 13. Introduce students to the course—and to each other. Names alone divulge little. Have English students write and share brief biographies about themselves in the third person. Have history students cast a sentence from their personal history in objective and subjective styles. With a large group, don’t sacrifice this opportunity for a revealing learning experience in the interest of saving time; use pairs or small groups to let them reveal themselves, at least to each other. There’s always time. Make time.

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Notes on Cooking
A Short Guide to an Essential Craft
Lauren Braun Costello and Russell Reich
"Concise, focused, and sensible. . . . Full of useful advice.” —Jacques Pépin, chef, cookbook author, and host, PBS TV’s Cooking series “The message and guidance of this book is invaluable to all who dare to enter the delicious world of food preparation." —Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, host, Lidia's Italy As an essential primer of immediately useful and utterly relevant guidance, this guide can help anyone become a better cook— without a single recipe. The book’s 217 notes deliver indispensable culinary truths, the highest standards of conduct, and timeless gems of cooking wisdom that have been taught and passed down by top chefs for generations. The notes provide explanatory commentary, helpful examples, and insights from Alice Waters, Daniel Boulud, Georges Auguste Escoffier, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. They also include life lessons—about how to bring delight, how to recognize quality, and how to see beauty in simplicity. For the beginner wanting to improve, the seasoned expert looking to review the highest culinary standards, or the food lover seeking a fascinating glimpse into the pursuit of epicurean excellence, Notes on Cooking provides a unique and invaluable apprenticeship. Lauren Braun Costello is the owner and Executive Chef of Gotham Caterers in New York City. She is a private chef, instructor, and a food stylist for national television broadcasts, including the Early Show on CBS, ABC’s the View, and CNN’s dLife. Russell Reich is a writer and creative director. He is the coauthor of Notes on Directing and Notes on Teaching. They both live in New York City.
COOKING/REFERENCE, 175 PAGES, 5 X 7.5 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Notes on Directing
130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director’s Chair
Frank Hauser and Russell Reich
More than a how-to book, this classic guidebook to the director’s craft is a tool for those looking to translate the page to the stage—or to the screen—and is of immense value to actors, writers, students, and teachers. Essential for any student of theater or film, here is what all directors need to know—and what every actor, scriptwriter, and audience member wants them to know. It includes four appendices, an original acting exercise, a recommended reading list, and a helpful index. Frank Hauser was a drama producer for the BBC and formed the Meadow Players at Oxford. He was director of the Oxford Playhouse for 16 years, during which many of his productions were subsequently seen in London and New York. An accomplished pianist and translator, he also taught and directed at the British American Drama Academy, Colgate University, the Julliard School, and the University of California–Davis. In 1968, he received the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). Russell Reich is a writer and creative director. He is the coauthor of Notes on Cooking and Notes on Teaching. He lives in New York City.
PERFORMING ARTS/REFERENCE, 160 PAGES, 5 X 7.5 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780972425506
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ISBN: 9780972425513
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My Child Is Sick!
Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries
Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP
• $40,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Advertising in Healthy Children magazine (Spring 2011) • Author’s previous books sold more than 35,000 copies • Author is the medical director of the after-hours call center at Children’s Hospital in Denver. Offering fast answers to questions about 50 common ailments and symptoms, this handbook provides clear guidance on when it would be acceptable to treat symptoms at home and when emergency care is required. Drawn from clinical protocols used in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse-advice call centers throughout the United States and Canada over the past 15 years, the guide focuses on ailments typical to children of all ages, from birth through the teenage years. The reference is organized by affected body area such as head, chest, or abdomen, providing parents with the tools to calmly and competently analyze the situation. The concise, bullet point copy helps readers quickly zone in on the appropriate action—ranging from “Call 911 Now” and “Call Your Doctor Within 24 Hours” to “Parent Care at Home”—and lays out a detailed framework for those administering home care. Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the author of Pediatric Telephone Protocols: Office Hours Version and Your Child’s Health and created the first self-triage, self-care iPhone app for parents, KidsDocs. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ C. Anderson Aldrich Award for contributions in child development and the Education Award for contributions in pediatric education. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
PARENTING & FAMILY CARE, 150 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

Table of Contents Head or Brain Symptoms Eye Symptoms Ear Symptoms Nose Symptoms Throat Symptoms Chest or Breathing Symptoms Abdomen Symptoms Genital or Urinary Symptoms Arm or Leg Symptoms Skin - Localized Symptoms Skin - Widespread Symptoms Fever Symptoms Infection Exposure Chart Drug Dosage Tables Reviewers Index

ISBN: 9781581105520
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS JULY

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Your Child’s Nutrition
The American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life Second edition
Edited by William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Loraine Stern, MD,FAAP
• Co-op available • Advertising in Healthy Children magazine (Spring 2011) • Authors’ previous books sold more than 37,000 copies Developed by a committee of more than 25 board-certified pediatricians, this fully updated guide is the key to maintaining children’s health. The information and strategies needed to meet kids’ dietary needs—from birth through adolescence—are examined in detail as well as standards of weight and height, eating disorders, alternative diets and supplements, allergies, cholesterol-lowering medications, and concerns regarding food safety. This revised edition also features growth charts, the current food pyramid, and many new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, FAAP, is the director of the division of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the former president of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition as well as the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. He is the author of more than 200 books and the editor of five books. He lives in Atlanta. Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a contributor to www.Pampers.com and Proctor and Gamble. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and the Today show and has been interviewed for articles in Good Housekeeping, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Parents, USA Today, and Working Mother. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
PARENTING & FAMILY CARE, 300 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25 5 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 CHARTS, 10 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Table of Contents Peace at the Table: The Whys and Hows of Nurturance What's Best for My Newborn? Expanding Your Baby's Diet The Toddler Years Nutrition During the School Years The Adolescent Years Nutrition Basics Spitting Up, Gagging, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation Is My Child Too Fat? Is My Child Too Thin? Too Small? Too Tall? Eating Disorders What Do I Do About Outside Influences? Can I Cut My Child's Risk of...? Food Safety and Additives Alternative Diets and Supplements Is My Child Allergic? Appendices What Caregivers Need to Know: A Checklist Food Medication Interactions Standard Growth Charts Food Substitutions Health and Nutritional Resources Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581103212 (REPLACES 9780375501876)
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Building Resilience in Children and Teens
Giving Kids Roots and Wings Second edition
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, FAAP
• $30,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Advertising in Healthy Children magazine and the Independent (Spring 2011) • Author’s previous books sold more than 35,000 copies Confronting the overwhelming amount of stress kids face today, this invaluable guide offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. The handbook acknowledges that adolescents commonly survive stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviors or giving up completely, and its suggested solutions are aimed at strengthening resilience. The proposed plan enables kids from the ages of 18 months to 18 years to build the seven crucial “C’s”—competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control—needed to bounce back from challenges. A variety of approaches are featured such as building on natural strengths, fostering hope and optimism, avoiding risky behaviors, and taking care of oneself physically and emotionally. With new chapters on perfectionism, the negative portrayal of teens, military families, and what parents can do when resilience has reached its limits, this examination also includes two personalized guides for creating customized strategies. Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and practices adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the author of “But I’m Almost 13!”: An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent and the coauthor of Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond. He lives in Philadelphia.
PARENTING & FAMILY CARE, 358 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781581105513 (REPLACES 9781581102260)
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Caillou: My Storytime Box
Chouette Publishing
• Co-op available • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide • Caillou is in the Top 10 PBS and Treehouse TV shows for preschool-age kids • Part of the Clubhouse series, which includes Caillou: Learns to Skate (9782894504208), Caillou: The Missing Sock (9782894504451), Caillou: The Phone Call (9782894504468), and Caillou: The School Bus (9782894504215) Drawn from the popular animated television series, the Clubhouse books follow Caillou as he continues to explore the world around him and gain a better understanding of his environment. This boxed set includes six bestsellers from the series: Caillou Dresses Up!, Caillou Goes Birdwatching, Caillou: The Hiding Place, Caillou Rides a Bike, Caillou Rides on a Plane, and Caillou Walks a Dog. Chouette Publishing created Caillou in 1987, and the character went on to become the well-loved hero of the popular television series. They are located in Montreal, Quebec.
PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 144 PAGES, 8 X 8 72 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOXED SET, $10.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9782894507698
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Big Dipper series
Joceline Sanschagrin Illustrations by Pierre Brignaud
• Co-op available • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide • Part of the Big Dipper series, which includes Caillou: A New Family (9782894507384), Caillou: Day Care (9782894506578), Caillou: Hurry Up! (9782894506806), and Caillou: A Nice Surprise (9782894507193) The Big Dipper series is designed to help children choose the best path to follow to enrich their lives and to help them navigate the ups and downs of emotional development. Joceline Sanschagrin is the bestselling author of Caillou: Bath Time, Caillou Plans a Surprise, Caillou: Potty Time, Caillou Puts Away His Toys, and Caillou: Where Is Teddy? Pierre Brignaud is the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, including Caillou: A Nice Surprise, Caillou: Good Night, Caillou: Happy Thanksgiving!, Caillou: I Will Always Love You, and Caillou: Potty Time. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.

Caillou: The Broken Castle
Second edition
Caillou is nearing completion of the beautiful castle he’s quietly building in the living room when little sister Rosie stumbles right into his building block masterpiece. Absolutely furious that his castle has been destroyed, Caillou yells at Rosie, who starts to cry. Mommy comes into the room and, after carefully listening to Caillou, calmly explains that, while what Rosie did is clearly very annoying, she’s just a little girl who didn’t realize what she was doing. With Mommy’s help, Caillou takes his first steps toward tolerance and learning to compromise. ISBN: 9782894507643

Caillou: The Prince
While drawing in the kitchen one day, Caillou notices Mommy kissing Daddy differently than the way she kisses Caillou. When Mommy says that it’s because she and Daddy are married, Caillou announces he’d like to marry Mommy. Sensing Caillou’s disappointment and confusion as Mommy explains that it’s not possible, Daddy tells Caillou a tale of a young prince who’s in love with his mother. Prince Caillou lives in a big castle with his father, the King; his mother, the Queen; and a wise old dragon. The prince learns to do everything his father does, such as using a bow and arrow and riding a horse. When Prince Caillou decides he too would like to be married to the Queen, the wise dragon and the Queen tell him that just can’t be. For Prince Caillou is the Queen’s little boy, and one day he will marry someone his own age. Caillou then cheerfully sets out to make friends with the neighboring Princess Eleanor. ISBN: 9782894507971

PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 24 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $3.95 (CAN $4.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHOUETTE PUBLISHING/CAILLOU MAY

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Caillou: Happy Easter!
Second edition
Melanie Rudel-Tessier Illustrations by Pierre Brignaud
• Co-op available • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide It’s springtime, and Caillou and his family are going to celebrate Easter with Uncle Felix at his farm. Caillou has great fun seeing the cute little chicks and piglets, riding on the tractor, and decorating eggs with his cousins. What they’re most excited about, though, is the annual Easter egg hunt. Together Caillou and Uncle Felix search the henhouse for hidden eggs and find more than anyone else. Capturing the precious memories and emotions of the Easter holiday, this book commemorates the magical traditions of the Easter bunny’s arrival and the Easter egg hunt for toddlers. Melanie Rudel-Tessier is the author of Caillou, I Feel and Caillou, I Love. Pierre Brignaud is the illustrator of numerous Caillou stories, including Caillou: Day Care, Caillou: Good Night, Caillou: I Will Always Love You, Caillou: Just Like Daddy, and Caillou: Potty Time. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.
SEASONAL/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 24 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9782894508084 (REPLACES 9782894503867)
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHOUETTE PUBLISHING/CAILLOU AVAILABLE

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Caillou: Look and Find
Anne Paradis Illustrations by Eric Sévigny
• Co-op available • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide The ever-active and curious Caillou is out and about again, discovering places and things he’s never experienced before. No matter where he goes—to the aquarium, the indoor pool, the circus, a parade, an outdoor market, a picnic in the mountains, a great campsite, or a busy hospital—there are so many things to see. Children are encouraged to help Caillou look for out-of-place objects in the book’s illustrated scenes and to find a specific number of objects, such as snowflakes, bees, and soccer balls, that appear in each environment. In addition to helping children develop their powers of observation, this playful, interactive book reinforces children’s familiarity with the numbers 1 through 10. Anne Paradis is a book editor. Eric Sévigny is a graphic artist and the illustrator of numerous Caillou books, including Caillou ABC Train and Caillou: Happy Holidays! They both live in Montreal, Quebec.
BOARD BOOKS/ACTIVITY AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 16 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9782894508060
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHOUETTE PUBLISHING/CAILLOU APRIL

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Caillou: The Little Artist
Chouette Publishing Illustrations by Eric Sévigny
• Co-op available • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide More than a traditional coloring book, this activity book features preframed, detachable pages and accompanying stickers to create ready-to-display wall art. Children will find 64 large-stroke, simple illustrations of Caillou’s world to color. Images range from his family and friends, including Rosie, Mommy and Daddy, Gilbert, and Clementine, to sports and activities, such as biking, karate, soccer, and swimming. Other fun pages to color feature Caillou’s toys, pets, and favorite foods—alphabet soup, sundaes, and eggs and toast. Once colored, pages are easily removed and may be hung on walls or refrigerators with the stickers. These masterpieces may also be dated and signed, just like real works of art. Chouette Publishing created Caillou in 1987, and the character went on to become the well-loved hero of the popular television series. They are located in Montreal, Quebec. Eric Sévigny is a graphic artist and the illustrator of numerous Caillou books, including Caillou ABC Train and Caillou: Happy Holidays! He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
ACTIVITY, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 64 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9782894508091
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Fabulous Fruit
Bryony Jones
Bright, bold, and child-friendly, this board book introduces young readers to the concept of healthy eating through the counting of a varied selection of familiar and exotic fruits— including mango, pineapple, passion fruit, watermelon, citrus fruits, and berries. Each mouth-watering image helps children enjoy identifying familiar foods, delight in discovering what’s inside them, and discuss the tastes and textures of their favorite foods. Bryony Jones is an author and editor of children’s books.
NONFICTION, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 14 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 14 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781840896145
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Very Tasty Vegetables
Bryony Jones
This bright, friendly board book features mouth-watering photographs of familiar and exotic vegetables, including cabbages, carrots, pumpkins, leeks, peppers, corn, mushrooms, and zucchini. It introduces children to the concept of healthy eating day by day. Young children will enjoy identifying familiar foods, delight in discovering what’s inside them, and discuss the tastes and textures of their favorite foods. Bryony Jones is an author and editor of children’s books.
NONFICTION, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 14 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 14 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781840896152
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Little Steps
Polly Goodman
Every page of these board books offers young children ideas for creative play and exercising the imagination. Kids are encouraged to try new things and develop motor skills using everyday objects. The bright photographs offer plenty to talk about and the rich language helps illustrate the activities children love. Polly Goodman is a writer and editor who specializes in books for primary and early years.

Little Steps Games
Everything from building blocks and tiddlywinks to dressing up and playing baseball is gleefully shown in this vibrant activity book. ISBN: 9781840895926

Little Steps Weather
Young children discover the flash of lightning, the beauty of rainbows, and the warmth of their winter clothes in this weather review. ISBN: 9781840895919

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BOARD BOOKS/NONFICTION AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 14 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 14 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA ZERO TO TEN APRIL

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Little Steps Music
Polly Goodman
Kids will love playing along with the band or marching to their own beat with this collection of musical treats. Polly Goodman is a writer and editor who specializes in books for primary and early years.
BOARD BOOKS/NONFICTION AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 14 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 14 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781840895902
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ZERO TO TEN APRIL

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My Foodie ABC Placemats
A Hearty Serving of Doodles, Drawings, and Other Fun Foodie Activities
Puck Illustrations by Violet Lemay
“I love this sweet little book. It’s a delicious primer to the wide world of food and the glories of the alphabet.” —James Oseland, editor in chief, Saveur, on My Foodie ABC • Co-op available • Author tour to include Atlanta; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston; New York City; Philadelphia; Savannah, Georgia; and Washington, DC • Author’s previous books sold more than 80,000 copies Food, art, and fun meet with an assortment of lively activities in this collection of placemats that are ideal for gastronomes in training and would-be artists. From coloring and connecting the dots to finding differences between various foods, these delightful activity placemats stress the importance of having a healthy relationship with food. They pair activities with letters of the alphabet and foodie facts, making learning the ABCs an easy and enriching experience. With tear-off paper placemats that ensure a new activity for every meal, this companion to My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet’s Guide will keep kids entertained and well informed in the home, at restaurants, and at parties. Puck is the author of the Cool Counting Books series, which includes 123 Boston, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 Philadelphia, 123 San Francisco, and 123 USA. He has worked as a writer, an editor, and a translator for national publications and publishing houses. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Violet Lemay is an illustrator whose work has appeared in American Baby, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle, Family Circle, Modern Bride, the New York Times, Parent & Child, Seventeen, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.
ACTIVITY/COOKING, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 34 PAGES, 12.5 X 9 34 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 32 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Also available:

My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet’s Guide 9780982529522 $8.95 (CAN$9.95)

ISBN: 9780982529553
RIGHTS: WORLD DUO PRESS LLC APRIL

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123 Baltimore
A Cool Counting Book
Puck
“The artwork is reminiscent of the lithographic method or of a negative image; the colors are bold and, in some instances, nontraditional. The last two pages of each book list all of the landmarks or items in Spanish and in English. . . . This series is recommended for public libraries and bookstores.” —Críticas, on the Cool Counting Books series • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 80,000 copies • Part of the Cool Counting Books series Curious children will learn to count to 10 using some of Baltimore’s most famous symbols and attractions—the Maryland Zoo, the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens, pink flamingos, the blue crabs, and the iconic homes known as the “Painted Ladies”—in this board book featuring dazzling colors, and bold, clear design. The final page includes a complete location list in both English and Spanish to help parents locate the symbols and attractions and plan an entertaining trip to Baltimore. Puck is the author of the Cool Counting Books series, which includes 123 Boston, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 Philadelphia, 123 San Francisco, and 123 USA. He has worked as a writer, editor, and translator for national publications and publishing houses. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
BOARD BOOKS/REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 22 PAGES, 6 X 6 11 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

Also available in the Cool Counting Books series:

ISBN: 9780982529539
RIGHTS: WORLD DUO PRESS LLC APRIL

123 Boston 9780982529515 $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

123 California 9780979621338 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

123 Chicago 9780979621352 $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

123 New York 9780979621307 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

123 Philadelphia 9780979621390 $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

123 San Francisco 9780979621383 $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

123 Texas 9780979621369 $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

123 USA 9780979621314 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

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Good Night Our World series
“Beautifully illustrated stories of place.” “A fantastic children’s book series.” “An inspiration for an itinerary for a family trip.” —Parents magazine —Modern Mom —Associated Press

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions, and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. • Co-op available • Previous titles in this series sold more than 1.2 million copies • The Good Night display stand (6.75” x 8” x 10”) is available with purchase of 10 copies Good Night Display 9781602190474

Good Night Colorado
Adam Gamble and Bill Mackey Illustrations by Anne Rosen
Popular activities featured in this book include rafting on the mighty Colorado river and hiking, snow skiing, and horseback riding in a variety of locations including the Centennial State’s famous Rocky Mountain National Park. Adam Gamble is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Dennis, Massachusetts. Bill Mackey has worked in the international translation service industry for more than 20 years. He lives in Denver. Anne Rosen is the illustrator of many books in the Good Night Our World series, including Good Night Martha’s Vineyard, Good Night Nantucket, Good Night New Hampshire, Good Night North Carolina, and Good Night Rhode Island. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts.
BOARD BOOKS/REGIONAL: WEST AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 20 PAGES, 6 X 6 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Good Night Michigan
Adam Gamble Illustrations by Anne Rosen
Covering many unique destinations across Michigan, including Detroit, the scenic Upper Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Tahquamenon Falls, this board book is a celebration of places and things that make the Great Lakes State special. Adam Gamble is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Dennis, Massachusetts. Anne Rosen is the illustrator of many books in the Good Night Our World series, including Good Night Martha’s Vineyard, Good Night Nantucket, Good Night New Hampshire, Good Night North Carolina, and Good Night Rhode Island. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts.
BOARD BOOKS/REGIONAL: MIDWEST AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 20 PAGES, 6 X 6 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781602190542
RIGHTS: WORLD OUR WORLD OF BOOKS MAY

ISBN: 9781602190559
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Also available in the Good Night Our World series:

Good Night New York City 9780977797936 $9.95 (CAN $13.95)

Good Night Maine 9781602190108 $9.95 (CAN $12.95)

Good Night Washington, DC 9780977797912 $9.95 (CAN $13.95)

Good Night Boston 9781602190030 $9.95 (CAN $12.95)

Good Night Chicago 9780977797929 $9.95 (CAN $13.95)

Good Night Minnesota 9781602190344 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Good Night North Carolina 9781602190337 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Good Night Florida 9781602190450 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Good Night San Francisco 9780977797950 $9.95 (CAN $13.95)

Good Night California 9781602190214 $9.95 (CAN $12.95)

Good Night Oregon 9781602190412 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Good Night Seattle 9781602190146 $9.95 (CAN $12.95)

Good Night Ocean 9781602190368 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

Good Night Beach 9781602190023 $7.95 (CAN $9.95)

Good Night America 9780977797905 $7.95 (CAN $10.95)

Good Night Lake 9781602190283 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

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Count to Sleep series
Adam Gamble Illustrations by Joe Veno
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 1.2 million copies Making basic numbers fun to learn, these board books teach kids to count to 10 using famous icons and landmarks from cities and states across North America. Featuring whimsical illustrations, these concept books are a terrific way to introduce young children to cherished destinations while easing them to sleep at naptime or bedtime. Adam Gamble is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Dennis, Massachusetts. Joe Veno is an artist who has worked with Harcourt Brace, Hasbro, Houghton Mifflin, Milton Bradley, and Target. He is the illustrator of many books in the Good Night Our World series. He lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Count to Sleep Chicago
Highlighting unique places and structures in Chicago, including Navy Pier, the Water Tower, the Field Museum of Natural History, and famous skyscrapers, this book provides an exciting way to learn to count while celebrating many things that make the Windy City special.
REGIONAL: MIDWEST

Count to Sleep Massachusetts
Covering unique aspects of Massachusetts, including Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod, Fenway Park, swan boats, the Berkshires and lighthouses, this board book explores those things that make Massachusetts special.
REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND

ISBN: 9781602193079
MAY

ISBN: 9781602193024
MAY

Count to Sleep Minnesota
Exploring the Twin Cities from one to 10, this counting book celebrates icons of the area, including the skylines, bridges, winter scenes, Lake of the Isles, the State Capitol, and the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture.
REGIONAL: MIDWEST

Count to Sleep Maine
Rocky coastlines, quaint seaside villages, lovely beaches, whitewater rafting, and Mount Katahdin—all things that make Maine special—are explored in this playful counting book.
REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND

ISBN: 9781602193062
MAY

ISBN: 9781602193031
MAY

BOARD BOOKS AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 10 PAGES, 6 X 6 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $4.95 (CAN $5.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD OUR WORLD OF BOOKS

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Count to Sleep New York City
Introducing kids to the wonders of New York City, this book covers such icons as the Statue of Liberty, hot dog stands, taxi cabs, Central Park, and Broadway theaters.
REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC

Count to Sleep Seattle
From Mount Rainier and Puget Sound to Pike Place market and the Space Needle, toddlers in the Emerald City will delight in counting along with Seattle’s treasured icons.
REGIONAL: WEST

ISBN: 9781602193000
APRIL

ISBN: 9781602193055
MAY

Count to Sleep San Francisco
All the best that San Francisco has to offer—the city’s iconic cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, and the nearby Redwood trees—is included in this playful counting book.
REGIONAL: WEST

Count to Sleep Washington DC
A tour of the nation’s capital—the National Mall, the Potomac River, the Smithsonian museums, the White House, the Supreme Court, the Capitol building, and many of Washinton, DC’s monuments—this counting book celebrates the district’s numerous exciting and unique destinations.
REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC

ISBN: 9781602193017
MAY

ISBN: 9781602193048
MAY

BOARD BOOKS AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 10 PAGES, 6 X 6 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $4.95 (CAN $5.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD OUR WORLD OF BOOKS

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Funny Board Books
Liesbet Slegers
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies The split pages of these books invite young toddlers to explore the world around them and experiment with delightful and amusing combinations. While they learn by trial and error which pairings are correct, the silly mismatched combinations they discover are sure to set off fits of giggles. Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Clothes, Eating, the Guess series, It’s My Birthday, the Kevin and Katie series, and Sleeping.

Funny Ears
Every animal has its very own set of ears which are a perfect fit, but by turning the pages in this interactive book, toddlers can create strange combinations that will surprise and spark their young imaginations. Each animal is proud of its ears but encourages the child to flip the split page to give it a new set of ears. A mouse has ears that are round and big, but with pig’s floppy ears he looks very silly. A bunny has beautiful long ears that stand up straight, but short round ears give her a completely new look. The sturdy pages and rounded corners will make this a lap-time favorite.
BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 7.25 X 7.25 8 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Funny Feet
Every animal has a set of feet that are a perfect fit, but as the pages in this book are turned, strange and amusing creatures emerge with feet that are all wrong for them. The dainty little duck has big clunky elephant feet, and a ladybug’s many tiny feet are replaced by one pair of webbed feet. Young toddlers will love making wonderful new combinations and finding the match that is just right.
BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 7.25 X 7.25 8 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781605370897
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JULY

ISBN: 9781605370880
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JULY

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Funny Tails
Animals are very attached to their own special tails, but when the pages of this book are turned, a fish sports a fuzzy furry tail and a pig’s curly tail is replaced with long, colorful feathers. Toddlers will laugh at the crazy variations and be satisfied matching each tail with its rightful owner.
BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 7.25 X 7.25 8 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781605370903
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JULY

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Bathing
Liesbet Slegers
• Part of the Clavis Board Books series From filling the tub with water, using a washcloth, and shampooing hair to playing with a boat and drying with a towel, all the fun of taking a bath is depicted in this board book that explores the daily ritual of washing. The bright colors and simple shapes are ideal for toddlers, while the straightforward text will further enrich vocabulary and stimulate language development. Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Clothes, Eating, the Guess series, It’s My Birthday, the Kevin and Katie series, and Sleeping.
BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 12 PAGES, 6.25 X 6.25 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

ISBN: 9781605370927
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JUNE

Also available from Clavis Board Books:

Clothes 9781605370460 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Eating 9781605370675 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)
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Playing
• Part of the Clavis Board Books series

Liesbet Slegers
Pushing a toy car, kicking a ball, stacking blocks, playing a drum, and reading a book are just some of the ways a baby plays. With bright colors, simple shapes, and straight forward language, this board book explores the toys and fun activities in a child’s daily life, while also enriching vocabulary and stimulating language development. Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Clothes, Eating, the Guess series, It’s My Birthday, the Kevin and Katie series, and Sleeping.
BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 12 PAGES, 6.25 X 6.25 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

ISBN: 9781605370910
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JUNE

Also available from Clavis Board Books:

It’s My Birthday 9781605370477 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Sleeping 9781605370682 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)
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My Daddy
Guido van Genechten
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 200,000 copies internationally This sweet and tender story about a boy and his dad, encourages fathers and sons to play games and interact, just like the characters. Activities include the boy sitting on his dad’s shoulders, crawling between his legs, flying high above his head, riding on his back, and the listening to him tell a story. The full-color artwork and oversized format makes reading fun and provides the perfect opportunity for family bonding. Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children’s books, including Alex and the Tart, Because I Love You So Much, Flop Ear and His Friends, and Ricky. He is the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Books Illustrator.
BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 20 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.75 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781605370989
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING APRIL

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Ricky Is Brave
Guido van Genechten
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 200,000 copies internationally • Part of the Ricky series On a very hot night, Ricky decides to keep cool by sleeping outside in his tent, just as the other young bunnies do. Ricky’s parents gently ask him if he will be all right outside by himself. He tries to be courageous as there are many new sounds outside in the dark. With the help of his Zorro cape, Ricky shows how he deals with being afraid of the dark and encourages emotional development in young readers who experience similar obstacles. Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children’s books, including Alex and the Tart, Because I Love You So Much, Flop Ear and His Friends, and Ricky. He is the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Books Illustrator.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.75 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781605370972
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING MAY

Also available in the Ricky series:

Ricky 9781605370095 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Ricky and Annie 9781605370620 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Ricky and Mia the Chicken 9781605370279 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Knight Ricky 9781605370590 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Ricky and the Squirrel 9781605370781 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

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Because You Are My Friend
Guido van Genechten
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 200,000 copies internationally This tender and moving story about growing up and expanding friendships displays the beautiful relationship between mother and child. Snowy and his mommy are best friends; they do everything together, just the two of them. Little by little, Snowy is growing up, and one day mommy teaches him a new game: making friends. Brave and full of heart, Snowy sets off in hopes someone might like to be his friend. Along the way he meets a cast of many strangers, including an unfriendly sea gull, a playful seal, a bunch of quarreling penguins, an old walrus, and a young polar bear. The soft fleece coating on Snowy and his new-found friend, and the many comforting illustrations of this gentle story convey the true meaning of friendship and love. Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children’s books, including Alex and the Tart, Flop Ear and His Friends, Ricky, and Because I Love You So Much. He won the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Books Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 9.25 X 12.75 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781605370958
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING AUGUST

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Kai-Mook
Guido van Genechten
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 200,000 copies internationally All the animals in the zoo have been waiting for months for the birth of the new baby elephant, watching the belly of mommy elephant grow bigger and bigger. This tender and exciting story of birth as seen by the other animals in the zoo is presented in an oversized picture book and illustrated with a spectacular technique that makes the animals seem very lifelike. Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several best selling children’s books, including Alex and the Tart, Flop Ear and His Friends, Ricky, and Because I Love You So Much. He is the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Books Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 32 PAGES, 9.25 X 12.75 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781605370965
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING AUGUST

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Lily and Milo series
Pauline Oud
• Co-op available In these charming stories about an innocent rabbit, Lily, and her mischievous mouse friend, Milo, there is a focus on a child’s daily activities. The repetition of different objects on each page serves as a memory game for toddlers, the cheeky humor creates a unique learning experience, and rounded corners and heavy paper will stand up to tiny hands turning pages. Pauline Oud is an artist, an illustrator, and the author of Eating with Lily and Milo and Getting Dressed with Lily and Milo.

Going to the Beach with Lily and Milo
A trip to the beach for best friends Lily and Milo means there is much to do. There are swimsuits to chose—checks or polka dots, two-piece or one?—towels to select, and sunscreen is a must! Then they must choose the right sun umbrella and decide which hats, sunglasses, and flip-flops to wear. There are decisions to be made about toys, snacks, and beverages, too. Finally their little cart is brimming with all their gear. But will these two friends ever make it out the door? Bright colors, simple artwork, and gentle humor make the preparations fun for very young toddlers.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 28 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.75 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781605370941
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Going to the Zoo with Lily and Milo
Lily and Milo are excited about their trip to the zoo for there are so many animals to see. Elephants are walking on the sand and polar bears are strolling on the ice while giraffes munch on the leafy trees and monkeys swing on ropes. Sea lions frolic in the water, tigers prowl the rocks, and penguins skitter on the ice. At last Lily and Milo have seen all the animals there are to see in the zoo so they head for home, but there is a surprise in Milo’s wagon! The friends discover that the zoo is not the only place to see wildlife. This tale of creatures great and small will entertain and amuse curious toddlers.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 28 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.75 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781605370934
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING APRIL

Also available in the Lily and Milo series:

Eating with Lily and Milo 9781605370552 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Getting Dressed with Lily and Milo 9781605370606 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)
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Thankyouplease
Pierre Winters Illustrations by Barbara Ortelli
• Co-op available Nina is a young girl of six who is often grumpy and impolite. Her lack of respect and compassion earns her a visit to the circus of Mr. Thankyouplease, where the clever ringmaster tries to teach Nina some good manners. This picture book makes a plea for respect and politeness and explains how kind words and thoughtful manners can make life more pleasant. Pierre Winters became a children’s book author after a 30-year career in publishing. Barbara Ortelli is an illustrator, a graphic designer, and a painter.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.75 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781605370996
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING MAY

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Handbooks series
Mónica Carretero
Mónica Carretero is an author and an award-winning illustrator. She has published numerous books, including El gato con botas and Candela: Misión Zeta.

Fairy Handbook
• Also available in Spanish as Manual de hadas (9788493781422) Enchanting descriptions and images abound in this whimsical guide to discovering fairies. This engaging handbook is delightfully illustrated and includes information on the origin of fairies, how to spot them, where they live, and different types of fairies— such as the giggly fairy, the busy fairy, and the huggy fairy. Activities include a word search, a recipe for fairies, and a riddle.
ACTIVITY/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Pirate Handbook
• Also available in Spanish as Manual de piratas (9788493781439) Just right for aspiring pirates, this illustrated activity book includes bright and distinctive illustrations and descriptions of different types of pirates—the short pirate, the evil pirate, and lady pirates. This delightfully engaging handbook includes a pirate dictionary, keys to a secret pirate code, and a treasure map. The accessible activities and humorous text provide children with plenty of details on the world of pirates.
ACTIVITY/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9788493781491
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CUENTO DE LUZ SL APRIL

ISBN: 9788493781484
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CUENTO DE LUZ SL MAY

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Flea Circus
Monica Carretero
• Also available in Spanish as Circo de pulgas (9788493781453) • Part of the Mini-animalist series Encouraging children to not judge by appearances, this story portrays a group of fleas who decide to start a circus. From Anuska on the trapeze to the Mighty Marusz—strongest flea in the world—this beautifully illustrated book follows clowns, acrobats, jugglers, and cannonball fleas as they perform death-defying stunts and amaze fleas from all over the world. Mónica Carretero is an author and an award-winning illustrator. She has published numerous books, including El gato con botas and Candela: Misión Zeta.
PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 36 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9788493824006
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CUENTO DE LUZ SL MAY

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Roly-Polies
Monica Carretero
• Also available in Spanish as La familia Bola (9788493824044) • Part of the Mini-animalist series The Roly Polies are a family of not particularly attractive bugs that live under a variety theater. All members of the family wear striped or brightly printed clothing and they each have a special talent. They are all great stars of the stage—dancers, actors, singers, and magicians. One day a talent scout flea comes to town looking for new stars. Demonstrating that life must be approached with creativity, this story illustrates the importance of not judging by appearances. Mónica Carretero is an author and an awardwinning illustrator. She has published numerous books, including El gato con botas and Candela, Misión Zeta.
PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 36 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 28 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9788493824013
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CUENTO DE LUZ SL APRIL

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Little Cloud Lamb
Ana A. de Eulate Illustrations by Monica Carretero
• Also available in Spanish as Cuerpo de nube (9788493781408) • Part of the Light series A touching story that helps young and old alike cope with the loss of a loved one, this beautifully illustrated and gentle narrative explains the difficult concept of death to children. Lambkin is a different little lamb and instead of being covered in wool, his body is a cloud. Throughout his life, Lambkin learns to accept the things that make him different. Perfect for parents and educators, this sensitive book treats a difficult topic with compassion and understanding. Ana A. of Eulate is the award-winning author of Gaspar y las zapatillas mágicas. Mónica Carretero is an author and an award-winning illustrator. She has published numerous books, including El gato con botas and Candela: Misión Zeta.
PICTURE BOOKS/PARENTING & FAMILY CARE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 28 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9788493824020
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CUENTO DE LUZ SL APRIL

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Yago’s Heartbeat
Monica Carretero Illustrations by Conchita Miranda
• Also available in Spanish as Los latidos de Yago (9788493781446) • Part of the Light series This moving account based on a true story chronicles the friendship between a snail and a small child in a wheelchair and explores issues concerning physical disabilities. A small snail in a shell winds up hanging on a chord around Yago’s neck. Realizing that Yago cannot speak, the snail learns to analyze the different sounds of the child’s heartbeat and finds a renewed interest in life. This insightful story will teach children to accept differences and deal with diversity. Conchita Miranda is an author and the mother of Yago, a child with cerebral palsy. She is the founder and vice president of La Fundación Sobre Ruedas (The Foundation on Wheels), which supports children with cerebral palsy. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the foundation. Monica Carretero is an awardwinning illustrator and the author of numerous books, including El gato con botas and Candela: Misión Zeta.
PICTURE BOOKS/PARENTING & FAMILY CARE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 42 PAGES, 10.25 X 8.75 23 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Oogle-Flip and the Planet Adventure
Andrew Norton Illustrations by Christy Croll
Oogle is a precocious alien from Flip-world on a quest to find another planet that is just right for life. Since no other livable planets have ever been found, Oogle’s friends don’t think he’ll succeed, but they wish him luck on his hunt. Along the way, he visits many different planets and learns lessons about the conditions needed for life. With colorful illustrations and cheerful rhymes, this adventure teaches children about scientific inquiry and the benefits of perseverance. Andrew Norton is a senior lecturer in physics and astronomy at the Open University in the UK and conducts research on binary stars and the detection and characterization of exoplanets. He is the author of Observing the Universe. Christy Croll is an illustrator and a former science teacher. She lives in Kennard, Texas.
PICTURE BOOKS/SCIENCE AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 38 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 36 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780982114162
RIGHTS: WORLD MAGIC WORLD MEDIA APRIL

ISBN: 9788493824037
RIGHTS: US & CANADA CUENTO DE LUZ SL MAY

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My World Of series
Meg Clibbon Illustrations by Lucy Clibbon
Meg Clibbon and Lucy Clibbon are a mother-daughter team who have written and illustrated several children’s books, including Imagine You’re a Fairy, Imagine You’re a Mermaid, and Imagine You’re a Pirate.

My World of Shimmering Mermaids
Fascinating details on the life of mermaids—from the first swimming lesson to classes in hair decoration, jewelry making, and shell identification—and beautiful color illustrations with a touch of sparkle make this manual perfect for all would-be mermaids. Expanding children’s natural curiosity about the world, this engaging series introduces kids to the power of imagination. ISBN: 9781840895940

My World of Starry Ballerinas
Showcasing the many aspects of the ballet world, such as tutus and ballet shoes that are both graceful and chic, this story follows a young girl as she learns the first five dance positions that help her become a ballerina. Expanding children’s natural curiosity about the world, this engaging series introduces kids to the power of imagination. ISBN: 9781840895933
FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA ZERO TO TEN APRIL

Also available in the My World Of series:

My World of Brave Knights 9781840895506 $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

My World of Fabulous Fairies 9781840895513 $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

My World of Sparkly Princesses 9781840895421 $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

My World of Wicked Pirates 9781840895520 $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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Tara and Ash-ting series
Diana Cooper Illustrations by Kate Shannon
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books have sold more than 500,000 copies; illustrator’s previous books have sold more than 27,000 copies Diana Cooper is a lecturer and the principal of the Diana Cooper School. She is the bestselling author of many books, including A New Light on Angels and A New Light on Ascension. Kate Shannon is the illustrator of several children’s books, including Bad Boris; Freddie, Bill, and Irving; and Grandpa Rides a Harley.

The Magical Adventures of Tara and the Talking Cat
Before Tara meets Ash-ting, an adorable gray kitten, her life at both home and school is dreadful; she doesn’t know how to make friends or how to talk to her dad about things that are bothering her. But soon Ash-ting enters her life and turns everything around, for Ash-ting is more than just a handsome pet—she can talk! She helps Tara navigate social situations at school and provides encouragement and guidance in many ways. The first in a new children’s series, this is a heartwarming story about a girl and her talking cat.
FICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 80 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

Tara and the Talking Cat Meet Angels and Fairies
The second book in an endearing new series, this story follows Tara and her talking cat, Ash-ting, as they meet fairies, elves, pixies, imps, and angels. Tara and her brother and sister depend on guidance from Ash-ting and the angels when Uncle Steve comes to visit and invades their privacy. And when Tara’s sister almost drowns, Ash-ting helps Tara call on healing angels to save her. Tara and Ash-ting then work with all the nature spirits to save an old oak tree from being cut down. Both an empowering lesson for children and an entertaining adventure, this story teaches young readers the importance of protecting the environment and how to cope with difficult situations.
FICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 80 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9781844095506
RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781844095513
RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS APRIL

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Forest Secrets
A Fairy Houses Mystery
Tracy Kane and Kelly Sanders
“Kane’s blurred, pastel illustrations, best shared during quiet lap sits, will draw children in with their magical details and whimsy.” —Booklist on Fairy Boat “Kane’s ethereal drawings are simply amazing, glowing with a Monet-like light of their own. . . . A must for children’s collections.” —Today’s Librarian on Fairy Houses • Co-op available • Winner of a 2010 Nautilus Book Award • Author’s previous books sold more than 150,000 copies • New in paper; also available in cloth (9780976628910) • Part of the Fairy Houses series® When Kate Evans moves to a seaport town in New Hampshire, she is thrilled that her new home is located at the edge of an enchanted forest. She and her new friend and neighbor, Luke Carver, explore the wonders of nature until they stumble upon an unsolved mystery hidden in a tree trunk. They ponder the questions What are the magical secrets of the woods? Will we discover the secrets of the fairy houses? Can those secrets help us save the land we love before it’s sold and developed? This entrancing story is a beautifully illustrated adventure—complete with a map and hidden magical delights—that is designed to engage children in the enjoyment of nature and increase environmental awareness. Tracy Kane is the author and illustrator of the award-winning Fairy Houses Series® of books and videos. She lives in Lee, New Hampshire. Kelly Sanders is a literacy specialist and works with teachers and students, kindergarten through fourth grade. She lives in Unionville, Connecticut.
FICTION/NATURE, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 126 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.5 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, 28 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

Also available in the Fairy Houses series®:

ISBN: 9780976628927
RIGHTS: WORLD LIGHT BEAMS PUBLISHING MAY

Fairy Boat 9780970810472 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Fairy Flight 9780970810427 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Fairy Houses 9780970810458 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Fairy Houses . . . Everywhere! 9780970810441 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Fairy Houses and Beyond! 9780970810465 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Kristen's Fairy House 9780970810496 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Starting Early
A Boy and His Bugle in America During WWII
Paul Kimpton and Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton
As World War II is being fought, Dale and his friends reach a long-awaited moment—the day they are old enough to play a musical instrument. Little does Dale know that his decision to play the cornet will take him on the adventure of a lifetime, or that his talent will one day be put to the ultimate test: saving his beloved town. Enlightening children on a defining era in American history, this story combines the spirit of true friendship with the sheer joy of making music. Paul Kimpton is a former band director with more than 30 years of experience. Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton is a former musician, a teacher, and a high school administrator. They live in Downers Grove, Illinois.
FICTION/MUSIC AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 204 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 22 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9781579998059
RIGHTS: WORLD GIA PUBLICATIONS APRIL

Excerpt: The boys pulled up to the bike rack just in time to hear the bell signaling everyone to come in from the playground. The gang—Tommy, Dave, Bobby, Victor, and Karl—all came running over to meet Dale and Charlie before going into school. They attended the Emerson School and were all in Mrs. Cooper’s sixth-grade classroom. Each boy had a story about what had happened since yesterday, but none of them could beat Charlie’s description of Dale’s early morning skid at the fire station. They all agreed to go and have a look after the meeting with the new band director. Dave said, “I am picking drums so I can be like Gene Krupa.” Tommy wanted to play alto saxophone like Charlie Parker. Victor wanted to play French horn like Phil Farkus. Playing the clarinet like Benny Goodman was Bobby’s choice. Finally, Charlie mopped his brow and shouted, “I want to play trombone like Tommy Dorsey.” All the boys looked at Dale. He held them in suspense for a minute. Then he leaned back, put his hands in the air like he was playing a trumpet and sang out, “I want to play trumpet like the great Louis Armstrong.” Everyone laughed and headed into school pretending to play the instrument they had chosen.

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Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco
Second edition
Summer Brenner Illustrations by Brian Bowes
“Lolitas, Oliver Twists, and Huckleberry Finns live on, and now, Ivy’s tale of hope lives right alongside them.” —Robin Clewley, San Francisco Chronicle “A quirky, clever story about a young girl’s journey through the streets and homeless shelters of San Francisco. . . . Ivy is fictional, but her circumstances are honest reflections of life for the many homeless children..” —San Jose Mercury News • Author tour to include Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and Santa Cruz, California In this empathetic tale of hope, understanding, and the importance of family, children face the difficult issue of poverty and the many hardships of being homeless through an inspiring young heroine named Ivy. Ivy is a young girl who finds herself homeless on the streets of San Francisco when she and her father, Poppy, are evicted from his artist loft. Struggling to survive day to day, Ivy and Poppy befriend a dog who takes them to the ramshackle home of quirky siblings Eugenia and Oscar, making the start of some amazing adventures. The story relates a hopeful but realistic representation of homelessness that will appeal to young readers and give adults material to discuss with children. Summer Brenner is the author of 10 books, including I-5, Richmond Tales, and The Soft. She lives in Berkeley, California. Brian Bowes is an illustrator and a designer. He lives in San Francisco.
FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 180 PAGES, 6 X 9 6 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $17.00)

ISBN: 9781604863178 (REPLACES 9780887392870)
RIGHTS: WORLD X UK & EUROPE PM PRESS JUNE

Excerpt: Ivy strapped the two sleeping bags and tarps on a backpack frame bent to fit her shoulders. Poppy carried the other gear. Stuffed into a pack were a few utensils, cans of food, a box of dry milk, flashlight, candles, and matches. Water bottles, a pot, and frying pan hung off the side of the pack. Each toted a small suitcase with personal belongings. Poppy also slung a metal box over his shoulder that was filled with carpentry tools so he was ready to work at anytime. In Ivy's suitcase were her treasures—a red Swiss Army knife with three different blades and a tiny plastic toothpick, a box of paints, a wallet with a silver dollar and library card, a pad of drawing paper, and a calligraphy pen. There were a few clothes and extra pair of shoes. Wrapped in tissue was her prized possession—three obsidian rocks that she had had with her since the day she and Poppy scattered her mother's ashes on Mount Shasta. As they started off, Ivy turned to say a final good-bye to the dog. She scanned the hill and gully and the base of the trees, but he was gone. Disappointed, Ivy trudged up the embankment toward the city. "That dog was good luck!" Ivy said, wishing she could hear that friendly thump of tail once more.

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Zombies Don’t Cry
A Living Dead Love Story
Rusty Fischer
• Co-op available • Advertising on Facebook and www.teenreads.com (March and April) In the sleepy small town of Barracuda Bay, Maddy Swift leads the life of a fairly typical teenager, but while attending a party one night, Maddy is struck by lightning and awakens to realize she has been reanimated and turned into a zombie. While becoming acquainted with her new “lifestyle,” Maddy stumbles upon two unexpected undead chaperones, fellow students Dane and Chloe, who begin to teach her the ways of zombie life, including defending the populace from Zerkers—the bad zombies. Together, on prom night, the three teens must ultimately defend Barracuda Bay High from an all-out zombie Armageddon. Rusty Fischer is the author of Dear Mouse and has written for the educational magazines Bookbag, Learning, and the Mailbox. His work has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Seventeen, and Stories for a Teen Heart. He lives in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
FICTION/HORROR AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 6 & UP, 300 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781605423821
RIGHTS: WORLD MEDALLION PRESS MAY

Excerpt: You know, surprisingly, they don’t sell a lot of brains in the local 24-hour grocery store around the corner from my house. And, believe it or not, they don’t really like it when you ask about them. At least, not the sleepy college kid working the only open cash register the night I become a zombie. “Hi, yeah, listen, uh . . . Tad? Tad, I’m looking for, well, see, my, uhhm . . . grandfather . . . is coming into town this weekend, and he really likes, well, believe it or not, he loves brains. Don’t look at me like that. I guess they ate them on the farm when he was growing up or something, but . . . do you know where I could find any?” “Tad,” or so says the name tag on his chest, looks past me, around me, out into the parking lot, and everywhere but at me before finally saying, “Very funny.” Then he stares at me, as if to say, without words, “I’m too smart to be punk’d. Even if it is two in the morning and there’s not another soul around for miles.” “It’s not a prank, Tad. Seriously. I looked all over the meat department, found tubs of chicken livers, something called ‘chitterlings’—not sure I want to go there—even a big, gray cow’s tongue, but . . . no brains. So . . . do you know where I could find them? I mean, I’m asking as a customer”—here I hold up the insanely fat roll of $20 bills Dad keeps in a cookie jar in the kitchen in case of an emergency (which, I think you’ll agree, this is)—“so I’m really not trying to prank you.” He sighs, reaches for a curvy microphone next to his cash register, pushes a button at the base, and says, “Harvey, I’m sending a live one back to the butcher for a few pounds of, get this . . . brains. . . .”

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Everything Butt Art at the ZOO
What Can You Draw with a Butt?
Brian Snyder Illustrations by Alexis Moniello
“The concept of Everything Butt Art . . . immediately gains children’s attention and engagement. My elementary art students were proud of their ability to follow the step-by-step drawing instructions but even more proud of their very own Butt Art creations. They couldn’t stop talking about it and were overheard saying ‘this is the next big thing’—I agree.” —Bonnie Muir, 2008 Massachusetts Elementary Art Teacher of the Year • $75,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Author tour to include Connecticut; Maryland; Massachusetts; New York; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; and Washington, DC Kids will have a blast learning to draw with this hilarious art activity book with a twist: every drawing starts with a butt. In addition to providing instructions for sketching 15 zoo animals, this book teaches young artists fascinating facts about each of the characters alongside colorful illustrations. A variety of activities such as word searches and mazes keep kids’ attention between drawings as they tour the different sections of the zoo. And if that’s not enough, kids will love trying to find all the butt shapes hidden throughout the book in Butt Hunt. This silly and educational book is sure to encourage creativity, sharing, and a healthy case of the giggles. Brian Snyder is an author and the creator of the Everything Butt Art series. Alexis Moniello is an illustrator. They both live in New York City.
ACTIVITY/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 9 X 12 44 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9780983065708
RIGHTS: WORLD MADBROOK PUBLISHING, LLC MAY

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Animal Cracker Uppers series
James Ertner and Richard Lederer
“Lederer beguiles and bedazzles.” —Los Angeles Times “Richard Lederer ought to be declared a national treasure.” —Richmond Times Dispatch “Richard Lederer is the true King of Language Comedy.” —Sidney Sheldon, author, After the Darkness • Co-op available • Author tour to include New York City; Philadelphia; Somerset, New Jersey (March); Appleton, Wisconsin; Las Vegas (April); Austin, Texas (May); Portland, Oregon; and Reno, Nevada (June) • Author’s previous books sold more than 1.5 million copies Celebrating one of children’s favorite forms of comedy, this series offers a wide array of animal-inspired amusement. Each book begins with a dictionary of jokes and riddles, highlighting dozens of different species in alphabetical order. The second part is arranged by classic clusters such as knock-knock jokes, rhymes, “daffynitions,” and even jokes overheard in restaurants. From aardvarks and baboons to yaks and zebras, these entertaining compilations are also accompanied by a variety of engaging and humorous illustrations. James Ertner is a naval architect and the author of Super Silly Animal Riddles. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books, including Anguished English, Crazy English, Get Thee to a Punnery, More Anguished English, A Treasury for Cat Lovers, and A Treasury for Dog Lovers. He lives in San Diego.

Super Funny Animal Jokes
NONFICTION/ANIMALS AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 5.5 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

Wild and Wacky Animal Jokes
NONFICTION/ANIMALS AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 96 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781933338880
RIGHTS: WORLD MARION STREET PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781933338897
RIGHTS: WORLD MARION STREET PRESS APRIL

Sample Jokes: Did you hear about the worker bees that went on strike? They wanted more honey and shorter flowers. Why is it dangerous to play poker in the jungle? Because of all the lion cheetahs. Did you hear about the pigs at a party? They went whole hog and hog wild. What has antlers and eats cheese? Mickey Moose.

Sample Jokes: What is a sick crocodile? An illigator. Did you hear about the pig that tells long, dull stories? He's a real boar. Did you hear about the two cowardly cats? Their names were Fraidy and Scaredy. Did you hear about the sick chicken? It contracted people pox.

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Soccer World: Spain
Explore the World Through Soccer
Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg
“Ethan demonstrates the culturally empowering aspect of sports in a way that kids will embrace and enjoy. Parents everywhere will enjoy reading these books with their kids and will find them both educational and fun.” —Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner “Fantastic! Soccer World blends history, culture, and the excitement of soccer all rolled into one. Kids are sure to love these.” —Jack Bell, New York Times soccer columnist “These books are terrific and any parent should be excited to share them with their children . . . it’s the perfect mix of education and soccer!” —Mia Hamm, two-time FIFA World Player of the Year • $20,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Available in Spanish as Fútbol Mundial España (9781936313747) • Part of the Soccer World series Visiting the country that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this book explores the culture of Spain through the world’s most popular sport: soccer. From watching an amazing game between world class rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona to exploring island volcanic landscapes and witnessing the many fiestas that are celebrated there, readers join professional soccer player Ethan Zohn on the experience of a lifetime. Activities generated from each chapter include learning a phrase in each of the different languages that Spain recognizes, making a sand-drip sand castle to understand the concept of surface tension, and creating a time capsule unique to a family’s culture and era. Readers will also have the opportunity to research a real project in Spain through which they can give back and make a difference in this fascinating country. Ethan Zohn is a professional soccer player, a philanthropist, and a lecturer who was also the winner of Survivor: Africa. He is a cofounder of the African AIDS/HIV project Grassroot Soccer, and he has hosted the environmental travel series Earthtripping. He lives in New York City. David Rosenberg is an award-winning television and book author. He has written for the shows Rocket Power, Rugrats, and The Wild Thornberrys, and he has developed animated children’s programming for Walt Disney and Klasky Csupo. He was a contributor to the anthology Male and Female Under 18. He lives in Toluca Lake, California.
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 8 X 8 48 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Also available in the Soccer World series:

ISBN: 9781936313365
RIGHTS: WORLD NOMAD PRESS APRIL

Soccer World: Mexico 9781934670552 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Soccer World: South Africa 9781934670538 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Explore Water!
25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments
Anita Yasuda
“This is a great book to entice young readers to read more and learn a little science along the way. It would make an attractive addition to a school library.” —NSTA.org on Explore the Solar System! “Basic information . . . easily absorbed . . . it is a title that could be used by teachers in the elementary grades, scout leaders, and homeschoolers.” —Children’s Literature Review on Explore the Solar System! • $30,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Part of the Explore Your World series Young learners will dive into the intriguing world of water in this educational guide that features hands-on activities, informative illustrations, and educational projects about this important natural resource. A deluge of fun facts and detailed information about the history and science of water teach children about topics such as the water cycle, pollution and conservation, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. With projects ranging from a rain harvester made out of plastic containers to an edible aqueduct, this interactive guide brings the world of water straight into kids’ hands. Anita Yasuda is a qualified Montessori and early childhood education teacher and the author of more than 20 books, including the Being Green series; Explore the Solar System; Greetings from Buffalo; and Hello Kitty: Cute, Creative & Collectible. She lives in Orangeville, Ontario.
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 96 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 100 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Also available in the Explore Your World series:

ISBN: 9781936313426
RIGHTS: WORLD NOMAD PRESS JUNE

Explore Ancient Egypt! 9780979226830 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore Colonial America! 9781934670378 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore the Solar System! 9781934670361 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore Transportation! 9781934670453 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Explore Winter! 9780978503758 $12.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Seven Wonders of the World
Discover Amazing Monuments to Civilization with 20 Projects
Carmella Van Vleet
• $30,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Advertising in Curriculum Connections e-newsletter • Part of the Build It Yourself series Illustrating spectacular architectural feats and creations of great beauty, this handbook introduces children to the original Seven Wonders of the World as well as the monuments on the new list. The creativity and ingenuity of human history are captured in detail as these icons of world culture are explored, offering opportunities to discover amazing civilizations, technological innovations, and a shared global heritage. Interesting sidebars, fun trivia, and entertaining illustrations make for an accessible and engaging trip through time while hands-on projects encourage active learning. With minimal adult supervision and using supplies commonly found in most households, activities range from creating a model Colosseum to fashioning a working water pump. From the Pyramids of Egypt and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China, this activity book conveys the value of preserving the world’s treasures. Carmella Van Vleet is the author of Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself, Explore Ancient Egypt!, Explore Ancient Greece!, Explore Ancient Rome!, and Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself. Her work has been featured in Highlights, Parenting, and Scholastic Instructor. She lives in Lewis Center, Ohio.
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 128 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, 25 DIAGRAMS, 10 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Also available in the Build It Yourself series:

ISBN: 9781936313730
CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781934670828
RIGHTS: WORLD

Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself 9780977129461 $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself 9781934670026 $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

NOMAD PRESS APRIL

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself 9780977129454 $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

World Myths and Legends 9781934670439 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Build It Yourself series
“I recommend this fun and educational introduction to the science of geology.” —Marc L. Wilson, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, on Explore Rocks and Minerals! “From mysterious oobleck to soda rockets, this book is the greatest fun.” —Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, on Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself • $30,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Advertising in Curriculum Connections e-newsletter Venturing through two of the most diverse and fascinating regions of North America, these activity books combine the subjects of geology and physical geography while making them captivating and fun. With a different approach, this series reveals the underlying processes for kids, explaining each region’s evolution and illustrating the different forces of nature that have changed the continent over time. The lush forests of the Pacific Northwest, the dry and arid deserts of the Southwest, and even the volcanoes and rainforests of Hawaii are all explored in detail as the chapters chronicle the effects of plate tectonics; landforms such as mountains, plateaus, and canyons; and the elements of climates and ecosystems. A plethora of hands-on projects ensure the learning process is both engaging and entertaining, including making a swamp cooler, creating a rift zone, building a seismograph, constructing basalt columns and water wheels to harness the power of a river, fashioning moving tectonic plates, and even mimicking nature’s process of carving an arch. Cynthia Light Brown is the author of Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, Discover National Monuments, and Explore Rocks and Minerals! She is a founding partner and vice president of Clover Leaf Environmental Solutions, with 21 years of experience as an environmental consultant specializing in pollution prevention, toxicology, and risk assessment. She lives in Pittsburgh.

Geology of the Desert Southwest
Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 128 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, 25 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Geology of the Pacific Northwest
Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 128 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, 25 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781936313402
CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781936313389
CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781936313419
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ISBN: 9781936313396
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Explorers of the New World
Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 25 Projects
Carla Mooney
“Casual and informative, this large, attractive, browsable paperback in the Build It Yourself series offers a view of contemporary African life that reaches far beyond the usual scenery-and-wildlife tourists’ perspective.” —Booklist, on Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself • $30,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Advertising in Curriculum Connections e-newsletter • Part of the Build It Yourself series Offering a fascinating look into the Age of Exploration, this investigative guide delves into the voyages of real-life adventurers such as de Gama, Columbus, Magellan, Cabot, Cortes, and more. With common household items and minimal supervision, kids can enjoy 25 hands-on activities while learning about these legendary explorers in world history. Projects include making a star map, creating and using a compass, learning to tie a sailor’s knot, and designing an earth pendant. Along with detailed, step-by-step instructions for each activity, this handbook includes biographical sidebars, engaging illustrations, interesting facts, and vocabulary words that allow kids to experience this era in a fun fashion. Carla Mooney is the author of Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself, The Black Press, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, More Than the Blues, and Owen and the Dragon. Her work has been featured in Faces, Highlights, and Learning through History. She lives in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 128 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, 25 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Also available in the Build It Yourself series:

ISBN: 9781936313433
CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781936313440
RIGHTS: WORLD NOMAD PRESS JULY

Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself 9781934670415 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself 9781934670088 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself! 9780977129409 $14.95 (CAN $20.95)

Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself 9780978503765 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Garbage
Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out with 25 Projects
Donna Latham
“Designed for hands-on learners, with adult advice and guidance as needed.” —School Library Journal on Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself • $30,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Advertising in Curriculum Connections e-newsletter • Part of the Build It Yourself series Teaching children that the battle against the world’s overwhelming waste problem begins with them, this plethora of projects investigates the science of “garbology.” The guide highlights the choices people make in creating garbage in the first place, suggesting ways kids can reduce, reuse, and recycle as well as rethink their actions for the future. Along the way, hands-on activities encourage children to make even more discoveries. Kitchen lovers can whip up a delicious edible landfill, brew natural dyes for a T-shirt, and grow a windowsill garden to make herbal shampoo. Learning the ins and outs of biodegradation, kids can snag air pollution in a can or even compare the effects of commercial and homemade cleaners. From reusing jeans and plastic milk jugs to making use of the odds and ends in the junk drawer, this challenging collection of activities ensures each kid can become a “rubbish warrior.” Donna Latham is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Ellen Ochoa: Reach for the Stars!, Fire Dogs, Norah Jones, and Respiration and Photosynthesis. She is a recipient of the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Geneva, Illinois.
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 128 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, 20 DIAGRAMS, 5 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Also available in the Build It Yourself series:

ISBN: 9781936313464 Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself 9780979226823 $14.95 (CAN $16.95) Energy 9781934670347 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)
CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781936313471
RIGHTS: WORLD NOMAD PRESS AUGUST

Food: 25 Amazing Projects 9781934670590 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself 9781934670040 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Survivor Kid
A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
Denise Long
• Co-op available Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries. Practice projects are included to hone survival skills—such as starting a fire with a reflective surface, casting animal tracks, or using a treasure hunt to test navigational aptitude. Making a strong argument for danger prevention, each lesson is coupled with simple instructions and diagrams that will reassure and empower young adventurers. Denise Long is a licensed private investigator, a certified crime analyst, and a teacher of wilderness survival classes for children. A former search-and-rescue professional, she continues to train German shepherds for search-and-rescue support and pet therapy. She lives in Pollack Pines, California.
NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 144 PAGES, 5 X 7 125 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781569767085
RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS MAY

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Charting the World
Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities
Richard Panchyk
• Co-op available • Part of the For Kids series, see pages 80–83 in this catalog for a full list of titles in this series Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities— including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics. Richard Panchyk is the author of 19 books, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids, Galileo for Kids, Keys to American History, Our Supreme Court, and World War II for Kids. He lives in Westbury, New York.
NONFICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP, 144 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 15 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 60 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

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ISBN: 9781569763445
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Elizabeth I, the People’s Queen
Her Life and Times, 21 Activities
Kerrie Logan Hollihan
• Co-op available • Part of the For Kids series, see pages 80–83 in this catalog for a full list of titles in this series One of England’s most fascinating monarchs is brought to life in this hands-on study for young minds. Combining projects, pictures, and sidebars with an authoritative biography, children will develop an understanding of the Reformation, Shakespearean England, and how Elizabeth’s 45-year reign set the stage for the English Renaissance and marshaled her country into a chief military power. Providing 21 activities, from singing a madrigal and growing a knot garden to creating a period costume—complete with a neck ruff and a cloak for the queen’s court—readers will experience a sliver of life in the Elizabethan age. For those who wish to delve deeper, a time line, online resources, and a reading list are included to aid in further study. Kerrie Logan Hollihan is the author of Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids and Theodore Roosevelt for Kids and has written for Boy’s Life magazine and Bird Watcher’s Digest. She lives in Blue Ash, Ohio.
NONFICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP, 144 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 10 B & W PHOTOS, 60 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781569763490
RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS JUNE

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera 9781556525698 $17.95 (Can $25.95)

Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids
Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities
Carol Sabbeth
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 47,000 copies • Part of the For Kids series, see pages 80–83 in this catalog for a full list of titles in this series

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids 9781556523977 $17.95 (Can $26.95)

Salvador Dalí Vincent van Gogh’s admiration for and departure from Impressionism and his relationships and the Surrealists with the other enthusiastic, like-minded artists who ultimately formed the Post-Impressionist 9781556524790 movement are explained and explored in this collection of art activities for kids. Debunking $17.95 (Can $26.95) the persistent stereotype of the mad pauper who cut off his ear, van Gogh is revealed as the serious boy who loved nature and reading and spoke four languages; the young man who took great satisfaction in the study of art, his successful career as a gallery salesman, and the “brotherhood of artists” he helped to create; and the increasingly troubled and ill man who cared deeply for family and friends and tried in vain to recover. Through a series of fun and creative projects, such as a Starry Night Peep Box, a Pointillist Sailboat, and a Japanese Fold-out Album, kids will be exposed to such art as van Gogh’s vibrant landscapes, Paul Signac’s Mediterranean Sea images in dazzling dots, and Paul Gauguin’s tropical landscapes in unnatural colors. Aspiring young artists and history buffs will learn whether or not these famous painters always got along, how they helped each other in the process, and what made Post-Impressionist art unlike anything ever painted. Carol Sabbeth is the author of Crayons and Computers, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Monet and the Impressionists for Kids. She presents art workshops to children and teachers across the United States. She lives in Roswell, Georgia.
NONFICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP, 144 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 50 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781569762752
RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS MAY

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My First Sewing Book Kit series
Winky Cherry
• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies • Part of the My First Sewing Book Kit series, which includes My First Doll Book Kit (9780935278361), My First Machine Sewing Book Kit (9780935278408), My First Patchwork Book Kit (9780935278484), and My First Sewing Book Kit (9780935278293) Winky Cherry has been a children’s sewing teacher for more than 40 years and is the author the My First Sewing Book Kit series and Teach Young Children to Sew. She lives in Mill Valley, California.

Yes, I Can Sew!
Hand Sewing
Giving step-by-step instructions, this DVD leads children through the first steps of learning to hand sew by narrating the process of sewing a felt bird in language that children can understand. Part one of the video teaches children about the tools and materials involved in sewing, how to thread needles, and the process of sewing and stuffing the felt bird. They watch as a book is being read to them with live action of children sewing inserted where appropriate to hold attention. Part two features a young boy hand sewing his own stuffed bird, and part three shows children how to make their very own patterns for future projects. The DVD also comes with printable patterns for many animal, celestial, and other shapes and a shopping list for materials. It is best viewed on a wide-screen TV or computer.
AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 1 DVD, RUN TIME: 32 MINUTES 5.25 X 7.5, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

My First Quilt Book
Machine Sewing Second edition
• Advertising in the American Sewing Guild national newsletter (March) Part of a sewing skill-building program for children, this kit is ideal for kids who are old enough to sew on a machine and have had some machine experience. Young seamsters can lay out their own designs for quilts using the templates provided in the kit. After picking a quilt plan, children learn how to color in their designs and how to shop for fabric at a store. This guide covers cutting and sewing patches together, assembling the parts, adding batting, and ultimately creating a child-sized quilt. This book is also ideal for adults who want to learn the very basics of quilting.
AGES 7 & UP, GRADES 2 & UP 40 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5 8 COLOR PHOTOS, 81 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 16 DIAGRAMS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

My First Embroidery Book
A Name Sampler Second edition
• Advertising in American Sewing Guild national newsletter (March) Through simple rhymes and clever illustrations, this book introduces children to embroidery. Fledgling embroiderists will learn basic techniques, such as the crossstitch, by stitching their names onto gingham using charts as guides. Inspiring young students to think of embroidery as art, the simple rules in this how-to show kids how to stitch letters, borders, and hearts. Tried and true, this handbook leaves children with a feeling of accomplishment, as well teach lessons in safety, sharing, decision making, confidence, and patience. The complete kit includes thread, hoop, and fabrics.
AGES 5–11, GRADES K–3, 40 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5 4 COLOR PHOTOS, 78 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 CHART, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780935278828
RIGHTS: WORLD AUGUST

ISBN: 9780935278903 REPLACES: 9780935278491
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ISBN: 9780935278866 REPLACES: 9780935278316
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Cooking With Your Kids
Easy Recipes for Parents and Kids to Make Together
Brooke McLay
Allowing parents to share their time in the kitchen with their children, this delightful cookbook presents more than 75 recipes for adults and kids to create together. The featured recipes also encourage further instruction, making it possible for parents to pass on common values—such as patience or thrift—during the cooking experience. Vivid color photography of the finished dishes beautifully illustrates each recipe, with ingredients and preparation steps clearly presented at the adult’s level. “Kids’ Steps” are also highlighted, specifically outlining how youngsters can easily pitch in while each course is prepared. Tips on making the kitchen and the experience as a whole kid-friendly are included. Brooke McLay is a daily contributor to the “Family Kitchen” blog on www.babble.com and a regular contributor as “Chef Mom” at www.sheknows.com. Her own personal blog, www.cheekykitchen.com, was named 2010’s Best Craft and Cooking Blog by Scholastic Parent and Child magazine. She has won numerous contests, including Vita-Mix’s Pitch Me Contest, the Crisco Grilling Hall of Fame, and the Kraft Cooking School Video Challenge. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
NONFICTION/COOKING AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 10 60 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $15.99 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781934393475
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SILVERLEAF PRESS JUNE

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My Horse, My Friend
Hands-On TTouch Training for Kids
Bibi Degn
Through the charming story of Maike and her budding relationship with her Arab gelding Joarm, this handbook teaches kids how to properly interact with horses. Together with Maike, young equestrians will find out how to successfully greet, lead, groom, and mount a horse, and learn relationship-strengthening obstacle games to play on the ground and on horseback. Horse-loving kids will master essential skills for engaging with horses while also discovering the exhilaration and excitement of horse companionship. Bibi Degn is a professionally trained equestrian, a Tellington TTouch-certified instructor for dogs and horses, and the manager of the TTEAM Guild office in Germany. She is currently in the process of creation and development of a Tellington Method for children and youth called Angie’s Program.
NONFICTION/HORSES AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5 64 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781570764813
RIGHTS: US & CANADA TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS JUNE

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Imagine What’s Possible
Using the Power of Your Mind to Help Take Control of Your Life During Cancer
Gary Skole Introduction by Jarrod Skole
“Empowers children and families to achieve the goals they desire physically and psychologically.” —Bernie Siegel, MD, author, Buddy’s Candle and Smudge Bunny • Co-op available • Advertising in Coping with Cancer and CURE Magazine Offering children with cancer an effective way to deal with anxiety, pain, fear, and the many other challenges of the disease and its treatment, this illustrated healing guide introduces the technique of visualization. Practice images accompany 17 specific visualization exercises that are designed to help young patients fully cope with their illnesses. Also included are special instructions for parents interested in teaching their children to utilize visualization techniques and supporting them throughout the healing process. Calming and empowering, this book shows kids how to take advantage of their already active imaginations in order to retain a positive attitude and defeat cancer. Gary Skole is the cofounder of Imagining Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer. Jarrod Skole is a 10-year-old student and cancer survivor. They live in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 5.75 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781604430370
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY JUNE

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Milet Multimedia series
Milet Publishing
A resource for young learners, this series of bilingual visual dictionaries comes in a CD-ROM format to help children add to their vocabulary. Useful, everyday words are grouped into subjects so that children can focus on one set of related words at a time, while games such as word searches, jumbles, and matches help make learning fun. By clicking on a picture, users can hear the word pronounced in two languages, making this an ideal learning tool for both individual use and classroom settings. 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. They are based in Chicago.

English–Arabic
ISBN: 9781840595802

English–Polish
ISBN: 9781840595888

English–Bengali
ISBN: 9781840595819

English–Portuguese
ISBN: 9781840595895

English–Chinese
ISBN: 9781840595826

English–Russian
ISBN: 9781840595901

English–Farsi
ISBN: 9781840595833

English–Somali
ISBN: 9781840595918

English–French
ISBN: 9781840595840

English–Turkish
ISBN: 9781840595932

English–German
ISBN: 9781840595857

English–Urdu
ISBN: 9781840595949

English–Italian
ISBN: 9781840595864

English–Vietnamese
ISBN: 9781840595956

English–Korean
ISBN: 9781840595871

Bilingual Visual Dictionary CD-ROM (English–Spanish)
ISBN: 9781840595925

EDUCATION RESOURCE/NONFICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 5.5 X 7.5 1,300 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CD-ROM, $19.95 (CAN $21.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND MILET PUBLISHING APRIL

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My First Bilingual Book series
Milet Publishing
• For a complete list of all backlist editions of Colors and Numbers, please see www.ipgbook.com 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. Highlighting the two basic concepts of colors and numbers, this collection combines photographs and colorful illustrations. All images include the words in both English and the second language in clear, bold text. Suitable for toddlers on their own or in groups, these books are a child’s perfect introduction to exploring new 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. They are based in Chicago.

My First Bilingual Book – Colors (English–Arabic)
ISBN: 9781840595970

My First Bilingual Book – Numbers (English–Arabic)
ISBN: 9781840595703

English–Chinese
ISBN: 9781840595987

English–Russian
ISBN: 9781840596038

English–Chinese
ISBN: 9781840595710

English–Russian
ISBN: 9781840595765

English–Farsi
ISBN: 9781840595994

English–Somali
ISBN: 9781840596045

English–Farsi
ISBN: 9781840595727

English–Somali
ISBN: 9781840595772

English–Japanese
ISBN: 9781840596007

English–Urdu
ISBN: 9781840596052

English–Japanese
ISBN: 9781840595734

English–Urdu
ISBN: 9781840595789

English–Korean
ISBN: 9781840596014

English–Vietnamese
ISBN: 9781840596069

English–Korean
ISBN: 9781840595741

English–Vietnamese
ISBN: 9781840595796

English–Portuguese
ISBN: 9781840596021

English–Portuguese
ISBN: 9781840595758

BOARD BOOKS/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 24 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $7.99 (CAN $8.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND MILET PUBLISHING APRIL

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Learn, Serve, Succeed
Tools and Techniques for Youth Service-Learning
Kate McPherson
Classroom teachers and youth program leaders looking for material on service-learning will find this comprehensive how-to guide to be indispensable. It takes a step-by-step approach through every stage of a service-learning project: from choosing the appropriate assignment to planning, organizing, and evaluating results upon completion. Twenty reproducible handouts and instructions make it easy to lead students through the service-learning world while reflection exercises ensure that they will contextualize the importance of their work and that the lessons learned will stick with them. This is the one-stop resource for planning, implementing, and assessing successful integration of meaningful community service with classroom instruction. Kate McPherson is the director of Project Service Leadership and assists teachers and schools in developing service-learning curricula and programs. She received the 2002 National Service-Learning Practitioner Award and is a member of the Service-Learning Provider’s Network, an advisor for Generator School, and an adjunct professor for Portland State University’s Service-Learning Certification Program. She lives in Vancouver, Washington.
EDUCATION RESOURCE, 152 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Training Peer Helpers
Coaching Youth to Communicate, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions Second edition
Barbara B. Varenhorst, PhD
• Co-op available When young people struggle with problems, they often turn to their friends for help, and this guide provides adults with 15 sessions to prepare them for such challenges through skill-building activities, assignments, and 28 reproducible handouts. Based on the 40 Developmental Assets®—the essential building blocks of healthy development that young people need to succeed—the sessions focus on good communication skills, assertiveness in the face of peer pressure, and difficult decision making. Revised to include updated statistics about the percentage of youth who report experiencing each asset, as well as a CD-ROM packed with digital versions of the handouts, this edition will assure that young people truly can get by with a little help from their friends. Barbara B. Varenhorst, PhD, is a leading pioneer in peer helping who began her work as a school counselor in the 1960s. The cofounder and past president of the National Peer Helpers Association, she served on numerous professional and academic boards and is the author of Real Friends and Training Teenagers for Peer Ministry.
EDUCATION RESOURCE, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9781574822755
RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, ASIA, & THE MIDDLE EAST SEARCH INSTITUTE PRESS AUGUST

ISBN: 9781574824902
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Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity
A Toolkit for Secondary Schools
David Wangaard, EdD, and Jason Stephens, PhD
Responding to the growing epidemic of academic dishonesty, this authoritative text lays the groundwork for a positive school makeover. This guide—culled research from six high schools in Connecticut that indicated that more than 90 percent of students participate in some form of cheating during the average school year. It provides teachers, school administrators, and parents with a toolkit of resources and strategies needed to engender a culture of scholastic honesty. With reproducible handouts and instruction on establishing an Academic Integrity Committee, this unique resource provides a plan and policies that support a climate of honesty and hard work. A CD-ROM with copies of each handout and additional references is also included. David Wangaard, EdD, is director of the School for Ethical Education. Prior to earning his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, he was a school principal in Alaska. He lives in Shelton, Connecticut. Jason Stephens, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches on human learning and academic motivation. He lives in Ashford, Connecticut.
EDUCATION RESOURCE, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

What Adults Need to Know about Kids and Substance Use
Dealing with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Katharine Sadler, MEd
Putting a difficult situation in perspective, this hands-on guide explains why youth abuse drugs, how to identify signs of substance abuse, and how to deal with the difficulties of this destructive behavior. This book includes a thorough list of the substances youth are most likely to abuse—including over-the-counter drugs and inhalants—and reproducible handouts that itemize the effects of each drug. Several scenarios are discussed, such as when a student admits to using drugs; when a student says a friend, sibling, or parent uses drugs; when to call a social worker; and when to call law enforcement. Teachers, counselors, and parents can all benefit from the helpful advice in this realistic look at working with kids and drugs in the 21st century. Katharine Sadler, MEd, is a certified prevention professional and works as a community prevention specialist with Indiana Prevention Resource Center, part of Indiana University’s School of Public Health. She has a master’s degree in education with a school counseling emphasis. She lives in Elizabeth, Indiana.
EDUCATION RESOURCE, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 2 TABLES, 1 GRAPH, INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781574824957
RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, ASIA, & THE MIDDLE EAST SEARCH INSTITUTE PRESS MAY

ISBN: 9781574824964
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Ocean Publishing

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Doc’s Story Diane Till Illustrations by Tom Schwartz
Teaching children the importance of proper puppy care, this story follows a mixed-breed pup named Doc starting when he is 10 days old. Diane Till is a former advertising executive. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Tom Schwartz is an internationally celebrated and award-winning advertising art director, designer, and illustrator.
PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 32 PAGES, 10 X 10 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Zachary Cooks Up Some Fun
Jan Bevan Illustrations by Dana Kleiman Garfinkle
Zachary the Texas prairie dog who must save his town from his evil arch-enemies, Fernando Ferret and Bernie Badger, using intelligence, courage, and a family recipe. Jan Bevan was the author in residence at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville for eight years. Legally blind, she is an active ambassador for people with special needs. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Dana Kleiman Garfinkle is an award-winning artist and teacher.
FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 32 PAGES, 9 X 6 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9780976729174
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ISBN: 9780971764163
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