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A grandmother. A grandchild. And a love that circles the world.

From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a granddaughter she never met.

$250,000 marketing campaign Ten-city author tour to include New York; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Boston; Seattle; New Orleans; Ann Arbor; Vancouver; and Honolulu

National broadcast publicity campaign to include TV morning shows, cable news programs, and syndicated radio programs, including an interview commitment from the Today show

National consumer advertising campaign, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, and San Francisco Chronicle Author and illustrator videos available for online distribution

See pages 52-53 for more details.

Look What’s New!
Introducing TOON Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press — designed to bring TOON’s high-quality, award-winning books for emerging readers to a wider audience (page 98).

CONTENTS HARDCOVERS February March April May June July CANDLEWICK CHARACTERS Guess How Much I Love You 83 Maisy Mercy Watson Where’s Waldo? Stink Judy Moody Emily Windsnap TOON BOOKS IMPRINT TEMPLAR BOOKS IMPRINT PAPERBACKS December 115 116 120 126 127 128 129 130 132 133 136 138 140 141 142 144 84 86 88 90 92 96 98 104 6 29 50 61 70 74

Stephen Biesty’s incredible cross- sections unfold in Into the Unknown, a riveting look at world explorers by Stewart Ross (page 16).

From Hans Christian Andersen Award winner David Almond and renowned artist Dave McKean comes the astonishing Slog’s Dad (page 20).

February March April May July MULTIMEDIA E-BOOKS Raves & Reviews Awards and Accolades Seasonal Titles Summer Reading Ordering Information Index by Category Index Candlewick Online

Ready for a rousing, whimsical ride? Author Peter Stein and award-winning illustrator Bob Staake power up Cars Galore (page 33).

A missing mom. A boy on a solo 250-mile journey. Jennifer Richard Jacobson’s gripping, poignant novel Small as an Elephant (page 44).

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JUDY MOODY gets famous — for real and absolute positive! The feature film Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer hits the big screen next summer (page 93).
Front cover illustration from No One But You by Douglas Wood; copyright © 2011 by P.J. Lynch

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Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr.

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From the author of the best-selling Library Lion comes a funny, heartfelt new picture book about embracing the unusual, green scales and all.

Also by Michelle Knudsen:

Library Lion
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Sally’s class is doing a science project, and Mrs. Henshaw is handing out eggs for hatching. “Mine looks different,” says Sally. When Sally’s egg cracks, what emerges is something green and scaly with big yellow eyes. Argus isn’t like the other chicks: he isn’t small and fuzzy, and he doesn’t like seeds and bugs. He’d rather eat other chicks (or children, as he grows even bigger). Watching the other kids playing with their identical chicks, Sally wonders, would she be better off without Argus? With sly humor and a subtle tug at the heartstrings, Michelle Knudsen hatches a story about learning not just to tolerate, but to love what is different, while Andréa Wesson’s endearing illustrations bring the tale to life with quirky details and offbeat charm.
Michelle Knudsen is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, as well as the middle-grade fantasy The Dragon of Trelian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Andréa Wesson has illustrated several books for children, including two middle-grade novels about Evangeline Mudd by David Elliott. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

by Michelle Knudsen illustrated by Andréa Wesson 10 5⁄8 x 9 7⁄16 32 pages

Pencil and graphite wash February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-3790-3 $15.99 ($18.00 CAN)

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Back in print by popular demand! The illustrator of The Pencil offers a timeless and comical take on the secret life of cats.

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“Absurdly funny, with ravishingly elegant illustrations. Funniest book of the year.” —The Guardian (U.K.) Winner of the Mother Goose Award

When you go off to school, you think I just sleep all day. WELL, BOY, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU! Martha may think her cat, Lionel, merely naps while she is at school, but she is quite mistaken. Lionel has a jam-packed schedule. He busies himself during the day by catching up on current affairs, weightlifting, cooking, painting, and — most important — socializing. This award-winning tale of a cat’s private life is presented with humor and panache by the talented Bruce Ingman.
Bruce Ingman is the award-winning children’s book illustrator of The Pencil, Previously, The Runaway Dinner, and Everybody Was a Baby Once and Other Poems, all by Allan Ahlberg. His illustrations have also appeared in several magazines, including British Vogue. Bruce Ingman lives in London.
Also illustrated by Bruce Ingman:

When Martha’s Away
written and illustrated by Bruce Ingman Picture book 9 5⁄16 x 11 13⁄16 32 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up Acrylics February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5135-0 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN) >> See page 126 for more from this illustrator.

The Pencil
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Previously
HC: 978-0-7636-3542-8 PB: 978-0-7636-5304-0

The Runaway Dinner
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They’re cute! They’re fun! Join in on the new sensation from Japan — a search-and-find game book all about Strawberry Moshi and her friends.

Welcome to Moshi Town, where Strawberry Moshi is looking for her
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Where Is Strawberry Moshi? written and illustrated by Mind Wave Inc. 9 15⁄16 x 12 7⁄16 32 pages

sweetheart, Super Moshi. Finding him is not so simple, though — you have to locate Strawberry Moshi first! Moshis love dressing up, and Moshi Town is a wonderland full of every type of Moshi in every type of costume, from Rainbow Moshis to Angel Moshis. So be prepared to engage in some eagle-eyed scrutiny! A sort of Where’s Waldo? for the younger crowd — presented in a distinctive kawaii (cute and kitschy) Japanese style — this search-and-find activity book is bound to keep observant youngsters busy for hours at a time.
MoshiMoshiKawaii started as a good-luck-charm gift property in Japan and has since developed into the world’s freshest kawaii publishing phenomenon.

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“Between the unerringly positive approach to a common early-childhood dilemma and the can’t-miss rhyme, this will find its place on many a shelf.” — Kirkus Reviews
Four happy bears on four small chairs. Four chairs. Four cuddly bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up — what a stare! — and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more? With expressive illustrations and a sustained rhyme in every line, this winsome tale makes sharing irresistible and is sure to have little listeners sitting up to take notice.
Bears on Chairs
by Shirley Parenteau illustrated by David Walker Board book 6 1⁄2 x 5 7⁄8 32 pages Ages 18 months–3 years Preschool and up Acrylic February LC: 2008937035 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5092-6 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN)

“Root and Walker introduce readers to a whole springtime full of babies taking that first thrilling step toward independence.” — The Horn Book
Come join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas. But what these babies like best, of course, is spotting other baby animals! With Phyllis Root’s buoyant rhythms and David Walker’s sunny illustrations, here is a guaranteed favorite for babies and toddlers, who will love shouting out the rhyming word sure to come on the next spread.
Flip, Flap, Fly!
A Book for Babies Everywhere by Phyllis Root illustrated by David Walker Board book 6 1⁄2 x 5 7⁄8 32 pages Ages 18 months–3 years Preschool and up Acrylic February LC: 2008935583 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5325-5 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN)

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Brand New Readers visit Sesame Street for the very first time!

When Abby and Big Bird dust, why do they get so dirty? What will the
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Count bring for snack time? Can Oscar succeed in raining on Big Bird’s sunny picture? And what does it mean when Big Bird and Grover shake, kick, and wiggle? Big Bird Cleans Big Bird Shares a Snack Big Bird the Artist Big Bird and Grover Move

February LC: pending PB: 978-0-7636-5148-0 Beep! Beep! It’s Beeper!
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Collect more Brand New Readers! Edna Elephant
978-0-7636-1556-7

Hey, Tabby Cat!
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Lucy and Bob
978-0-7636-2722-5

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Beeper’s Friends
978-0-7636-1244-3

Ethan Out and About
978-0-7636-1099-9

Hurray for Rosa!
978-0-7636-1127-9

Monkey Business
978-0-7636-0773-9

Bravo, Kazam!
978-0-7636-1316-7

Fish and Frog
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Kazam’s Magic
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Monkey Trouble
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Eddie the Raccoon
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Here Comes Tabby Cat
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Larry and Rita
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Mouse Goes Out
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Each title offers four simple, funny stories starring everyone’s favorite characters.
“Sesame Workshop”®, “Sesame Street”® and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2011 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

Whether sorting out shoe sizes with Big Bird, putting on one too many colorful layers to play in the snow, saving a single treat from Cookie Monster’s clutches, or learning the ups and downs of flying from Abby, Elmo sure gets the concept! Elmo’s Shoes Elmo Gets Dressed Elmo and the Cookies Abby Flies
Elmo and His Friends
by Sesame Workshop illustrated by Tom Brannon First readers 7 7⁄8 x 5 1⁄2 48 pages Ages 4–7 Preschool–Grade 2 Digital artwork February LC: pending Kids can’t get enough of them! Mouse Has Fun
978-0-7636-1358-7

PB: 978-0-7636-5147-3 $5.99 ($7.00 CAN) Winnie All Day Long
978-0-7636-0774-6

Piggy and Dad Play
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Three Little Bears Play All Day
978-0-7636-4230-3

HC: 978-0-7636-5068-1 $14.99 ($17.00 CAN)

Otter Everywhere
978-0-7636-2922-9

Termite Tales
978-0-7636-3901-3

Well Done, Worm!
978-0-7636-1147-7

Wow, It’s Worm!
978-0-7636-1153-8

Piggy and Dad
978-0-7636-1327-3

Three Little Bears
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The team behind the awardwinning Ape returns with an inspiring look at a range of endangered species sure to engage every child who loves animals.

Also by Martin Jenkins and Vicky White:

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A Junior Library Guild Selection

Tigers are pretty special — and so are ground iguanas and partula snails and even white-rumped vultures. But these and many other animals are in danger of disappearing altogether, joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless other animals we will never see again. Using the experiences of a few endangered species as examples,

H “The great apes have found their John Singer Sargent.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Can We Save the Tiger?
by Martin Jenkins illustrated by Vicky White Nonfiction picture book 9 3⁄4 x 11 13⁄16 56 pages Kindergarten–Grade 2 February LC: 2010008899 ISBN: 978-0-7636-4909-8 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN)

Martin Jenkins highlights the ways human behavior can either threaten or conserve the amazing animals that share our planet. Vicky White’s stunning portraits of rare creatures offer a glimpse of nature’s grace and beauty — and give us a powerful reason to preserve it.
Martin Jenkins, a conservation biologist, has written several nonfiction books for children, including Ape, Grandma Elephant’s in Charge, The Emperor’s Egg, and Chameleons Are Cool. He lives in Cambridge, England. Vicky White worked as a zookeeper for several years before earning an MA in natural history illustration from London’s Royal College of Art. She made her picture book debut with Ape. She lives in Middlesex, England.

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Join a researcher on a passionate hunt for poisonous spiders, captured in the engaging prose and stunning photos of a masterful team.
Also by Kathryn Lasky and Christopher G. Knight:

Love them, hate them — spiders are feared and misunderstood by many, but certainly not by biology professor and arachnologist Greta Binford. Eager and willing to share her knowledge, she allowed New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Lasky and noted photographer Christopher G. Knight to accompany her on a trek to the Caribbean in search of the elusive Loxosceles — the deadly recluse spider — whose venom may hold in its DNA the answer to many scientific questions. We see firsthand her fearless search (sometimes enlisting the help of local schoolchildren), through outdoor markets, garbage dumps, and the desertlike interior of the Dominican Republic. A lively, informative narrative and intimate photos of everything from careful venom-milking in a lab to multicolored spiders in shimmering webs are likely to lure even the most committed arachnophobe.
Kathryn Lasky writes award-winning books for children across all genres. Her many illustrated nonfiction titles include the Newbery Honor book Sugaring Time as well as One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin; Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles; and John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist. Kathryn Lasky and her husband, Christopher G. Knight, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Christopher G. Knight is a documentary filmmaker as well as photographer. His photographs illustrate Kathryn Lasky’s Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles and Sugaring Time.

Interrupted Journey
Saving Endangered Sea Turtles PB: 978-0-7636-2883-3

Silk & Venom
Searching for a Dangerous Spider by Kathryn Lasky photographs by Christopher G. Knight Nonfiction picture book 9 13⁄16 x 9 1⁄16 64 pages Ages 6–10 Grades 1–5 Photography February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-4222-8 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN)

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Through inmates’ own voices and artwork, Terezín explores the lives of Jewish people in one of the most infamous of the Nazi transit camps.

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Hiroshima
The Story of the First Atom Bomb HC: 978-0-7636-2271-8

“After the complete evacuation of the Jews, Terezín will, according to a perfect plan, be settled by Germans and become a center of German life. Under no account must any details of these plans become public.” — Records from a Nazi meeting on October 17, 1941 Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany turned the small town of

Terezín
Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson Nonfiction 8 1⁄2 x 11 3⁄16 64 pages Ages 10–14 Grades 5–9 Watercolor, ink, and gouache February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-4963-0 $18.99 ($21.00 CAN)

Terezín, Czechoslovakia, into a ghetto, and then into a transit camp for thousands of Jewish people. It was a “show” camp, where inmates were forced to use their artistic talents to fool the world about the truth of gas chambers and horrific living conditions for imprisoned Jews. Here is their story, told through the firsthand accounts of those who were there. In this accessible, meticulously researched book, Ruth Thomson allows the inmates to speak for themselves through secret diary entries, artwork, and excerpts from memoirs and recordings narrated after the war. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust is a moving portrait that shows the strength of the human will to endure, to create, and to survive.
Ruth Thomson is an author and editor of many children’s books. She has an MA in museum and gallery education and lives in London.

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Stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon’s accessible narrative brings the dramatic history of a nation to life.

The history of Britain is a thrilling story of kings and queens, battles and truces, discoveries and inventions, expansion and diplomacy. From William the Conqueror’s arrival in 1066 to the end of the twentieth century, The Story of Britain celebrates the rich diversity of a people and culture, as well as the events, good and bad, that have shaped Britain — and the world — over the past thousand years. Royals, commoners, warriors, and scientists have all had parts to play, and each of their stories is told here in lively, lucid language appropriate for a young audience. Timelines summarize each era in a quick-view format between each section, while bite-size chapters and full-color plates make this history easy to pick up and hard to put down.
Patrick Dillon says, “I first fell in love with history through stories, and, thirty years later, found that they were stories my children loved, too. I wanted to show that what happened in the past happened to real people and to explain how the stories I loved made us who we are today.” He lives in London. P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented illustrators working today. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and three of his books, including The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, have been awarded the Christopher Medal. He lives in Dublin. >> See pages 62–63 for more from this illustrator.
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From the Norman Conquest to the European Union by Patrick Dillon illustrated by P.J. Lynch Illustrated middle-grade nonfiction 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄16 352 pages Age 10 and up Grade 5 and up Watercolor and gouache February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5122-0 $21.99 ($25.00 CAN)

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Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross-sections and explore fourteen historic journeys.

Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross-sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, immerse yourself in such expeditions as:
Into the Unknown
How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross illustrated by Stephen Biesty 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄16 96 pages

• Leif Eriksson’s voyage to North America (eleventh century) • Zheng He’s travels from China to East Africa (fifteenth century) • Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe (sixteenth century) • Tenzing Norgay’s and Edmund Hillary’s scaling of Mt. Everest (twentieth century) • Plus ten more exciting journeys!
Stewart Ross has written more than 200 titles for children and adults about (or inspired by) history. He lives in Canterbury, England. Stephen Biesty is the creator of Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Sections, which sold more than a million copies worldwide since its publication in 1992. He lives in Somerset, England.

February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-4948-7 $19.99 ($23.00 CAN)

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Pass! Shoot! Swish! An all-star team of YA authors scores spectacularly with an action-packed anthology about street basketball.
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

With streetballing stories by: Bruce Brooks Joseph Bruchac Robert Burleigh Sharon G. Flake Robert Lipsyte Walter Dean Myers Willie Perdomo Adam Rapp

It’s one steamy July day at the West 4th Street Court in NYC, otherwise known as The Cage. Hotshot ESPN is wooing the scouts, Boo is struggling to guard the weird new guy named Waco, a Spike Lee wannabe has video rolling, and virgin Irene is sizing up six-foot-eightand-a-half-inch Chester. Nine of YA literature’s top writers, including Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Adam Rapp, Joseph Bruchac, and Sharon Flake reveal how it all goes down in a searing collection of short stories, in which each one picks up where the previous one ends. Characters weave in and out of narratives, perspectives change, and emotions play out for a fluid and fast-paced ode to the game. Crackling with humor, grit, and streetball philosophy, and featuring poems and photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr., this anthology is a slam dunk.
Marc Aronson is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including War Is. . . . Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War, which he coedited with Patty Campbell, and Sugar Changed the World, which he cowrote with Marina Budhos. Marc Aronson lives in New Jersey. Charles R. Smith Jr. won the 2010 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for his photographs in My People by Langston Hughes. He is also the author and photographer of Winning Words: Sports Stories and Photographs and the author of Hoop Queens, Hoop Kings, Chameleon, and Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor. Charles R. Smith Jr. lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Rita Williams-Garcia With photographs and poems by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Pick-Up Game
A Full Day of Full Court edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr. Young adult fiction anthology 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 176 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up Photography February LC: pending

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The uniquely talented samurai kids are back — and ready to join forces with a ninja clan! — as the fast-paced martial arts series continues.
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com Advance Praise
“The second in the Samurai Kids series from talented new author Sandy Fussell. Featuring the wonderful characters from the first story as well as some colorful new ones.” — AussieReviews.com Don’t miss the series kick-off:

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White Crane
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Samurai Kids

Across the valley, a drumbeat echoes. For ten days, the drum will call the mountain ryus to war, including the samurai kids from the Cockroach Ryu. Only Japan’s feudal emperor can stop the war, so Niya and Sensei Ki-Yaga set off on a grueling journey with all the Cockroaches, whose firm friendship and unusual skills must be put to

>> See page 127 for details.

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the test in order to beg the Emperor to maintain peace. Sensei Ki-Yaga is respected and wise, but unfortunately, the last time he encountered the Emperor, the Emperor threatened to cut off his head. All seems hopeless until Ki-Yaga guides the Cockroaches to meet with the Owl Ninja clan. Samurai and ninja are supposed to be enemies, but can these two groups somehow work together to save the sensei and stop the battle in time?
Sandy Fussell lives in Australia, works in information technology, and loves history. The Samurai Kids series is her first literary venture. Rhian Nest James has illustrated more than sixty children’s books, including Samurai Kids: White Crane. Born in Wales, she now lives in Australia.

Owl Ninja
by Sandy Fussell illustrated by Rhian Nest James Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 272 pages Ages 9–14 Grades 4–9 February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5003-2 $15.99 ($18.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5451-1 $15.99 >> Available on audio
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Kate DiCamillo’s second novel, a National Book Award finalist, is now available in a beautiful gift edition that features the author’s signature stamped on the cover.
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Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-yearold Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger — a real-life, very large tiger — pacing back and forth in a cage. What’s more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other, and ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things — like memories, and heartache, and tigers — can’t be locked up forever.
Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner; The Magician’s Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. With Alison McGhee, she is also the co-author of Bink & Gollie. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis. >> See pages 86, 87, and 124 for more from this author.

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The Tiger Rising
by Kate DiCamillo Middle-grade fiction 4 3⁄4 x 8 128 pages Age 10 and up Grade 5 and up February LC: 99-088635

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5270-8 $15.99 ($18.00 CAN) Signed Limited Edition ISBN: 978-0-7636-5383-5 $50.00 ($59.00 CAN)

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The ineffable nature of grieving and belief inspires a tender, gritty, and breathtaking work of graphic storytelling from the creators of The Savage.
Author Acclaim
David Almond is the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, the most prestigious award in international children’s literature. The jury praised him as “the unique voice of a creator of magical realism for children . . . [who] captures his young readers’ imagination and motivates them to read, think, and be critical.” Also by David Almond and Dave McKean:

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“Slogger, man,” I said. “Your dad’s dead.” “I know that, Davie. But it’s him. He’s come back again, like he said he would.”
The Savage
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Do you believe in life after death? Slog does. He believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside the butcher shop is his dad, returned to visit him one last time. Slog’s friend Davie isn’t so sure. Can it be that some

Slog’s Dad
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mysteries are never meant to be solved? And that belief, at times, is its own reward? The acclaimed creators of The Savage reunite for a feat of graphic storytelling that defies categorization. Eerie, poignant, and masterful, Slog’s Dad is a tale of astonishing power and complexity.
David Almond is known worldwide as the Michael L. Printz, Carnegie, Whitbread, and Smarties award–winning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays, including The Savage, also illustrated by Dave McKean. He lives in Northumberland, England. Dave McKean is a world-renowned artist, designer, and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including The Savage by David Almond, and Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and The Wolves in the Wall, all by Neil Gaiman. Dave McKean lives in England. >> See page 123 for more from this author.

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She’s back. Jude’s childhood friend — sexy, daring Stella — returns to their stifling hometown, and life will never be the same again.
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com Advance Praise
“Dark and brooding, with brilliantly drawn characters and a truly unexpected twist at the end. . . . This is one you’ll want to read again as soon as you’ve finished.” — Chicklish

Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status and her pathetic dad, who hasn’t gotten past her mother’s death. The one bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab, a prestigious program in London. Then Stella, Jude’s childhood best friend, swaggers in after years away. With bold and magnetic Stella by her side, Jude knows she’s capable of anything. But Stella’s influence extends well beyond the theater. Soon Stella’s wild and dangerous streak begins to cause trouble for Jude — yet Jude can’t bring herself to abandon Stella and the attention she’s always craved. And besides, now that Stella’s back, there’s no stopping her. In Jude’s dark and tangled story, British author Joanna Nadin plumbs the aftermath of loss and the consequences of becoming the person you always wished you were.
Joanna Nadin is the author of numerous books for young readers. Wonderland marks her YA debut in the United States. She says, “I wanted to explore the idea of identity, and of wanting to be someone else, which is what I seemed to spend a large part of my teens, and some of my adulthood, doing.” She lives in Bath, England.

Wonderland
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Two lonely teens forge an unexpected bond—and a first romance—as they unravel a mystery hidden inside the walls of an old estate.
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Laura Horton is different. Not in any noticeable, first-glance kind of way; but inside, she’s equally uncomfortable around the snippy girls in her class and the strange boy, Leon, who just moved in nearby. She’d rather be writing or drawing or spending time with her free-spirited
The Visconti House
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family in their eccentric old house. But Laura and Leon are more alike than they first realize. They’re both outsiders. They both have secrets. And try as she might to avoid him, Laura finds herself drawn to Leon’s quiet boldness as surely as she is driven to find out more about her home’s enigmatic former owner. Together they probe the mysteries of the Visconti House, making an exploration into the past that will change their lives — and open their hearts — forever.
Elsbeth Edgar has worked as a teacher and a librarian. When her children were young she started writing stories for them, following their interests as they moved from dinosaurs, dragons, and furry animals to school experiences and relationships. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Paul B. Janeczko’s stirring new collection of poems goes inside the walls of the notorious camp to portray the indomitable spirit of those incarcerated there.
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Hitler hailed Terezín (Theresienstadt) as a haven for artistic Jews, when in reality the Czech concentration camp was little more than a way station to the gas chambers. In his second book inspired by devastating history, acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko gives voice to this heartrending creative community: its dignity, resilience, and commitment to art and music in the face of great brutality. The many memorable characters he conjures include a child who performs in the camp’s now famed production of Brundibar, a man who lectures on bedbugs, and a boy known as “Professor,” who keeps a notebook hidden in his shoe. Accented with dramatic illustrations by the inmates, found after WW II, Janeczko’s spare and powerful poems convey Terezín’s tragic legacy on an intimate, profoundly moving scale.
Paul B. Janeczko is the author of Worlds Afire, a collection of poems about the 1944 circus fire in Hartford, which was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Among his award-winning poetry anthologies are A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth, all illustrated by Chris Raschka. He lives in Hebron, Maine.

Requiem
Poems of the Terezín Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko various illustrators Young adult fiction 5 x 8 1⁄4 112 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up Etchings and watercolors February LC: pending

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With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour.
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“Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker first introduced his title character Dracula, the king of all literary vampires, in a famed 1897 novel. Blessed and my two novels that preceded it — Tantalize and Eternal — are a conversation of sorts between me and Stoker. I’ve made an affectionate effort to honor his classic while still being willing to reinterpret and extend its mythology.” — Cynthia Leitich Smith

“You’ll try to fight it. But you’ll only be fighting your true self. It’s done. It’s destined. In time, you’ll come to accept it.” He pulled back his sleeve to reveal two dress watches. “In time, you’ll come to me.” Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the

Blessed
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fight of her life — or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who “blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature — and a flaming sword — and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

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THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

The Sword of Heaven The Bringer of Souls
To: Zachary From: Michael Date: Tuesday, September 17 You are hereby directed to assume guardianship of the vampire Quincie P. Morris until such time that either: (a) she agrees to end her existence or (b) her soul is utterly extinguished. This assignment should last approximately one year or less. Approach the subject with calculation and caution. Do not become personally invested this time. Though her soul may be temporarily salvageable, she is still demonic. Should she become an immediate threat to the living, do not hesitate to destroy her. Make every effort to appear human. Avoid showing your wings. Be discreet when using your holy sword. Employ the power of heaven’s light only as a last resort. Complete and file D-1a forms on the subject every seventy-two hours.
Tantalize
HC: 978-0-7636-2791-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4059-0 A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

A New York Times Bestseller

Eternal
HC: 978-0-7636-3573-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4773-5

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and best-selling author of Tantalize, Eternal, and several other books for young readers. About Blessed, she says, “Who hasn’t felt like their life is over? Like they’re all alone, facing an infernal storm? That’s when a little faith can save you, when you’re fighting the hardest to believe in yourself.” A member of the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.

Mixed 12-copy floor display ISBN: 978-0-7636-5522-8 $161.88 ($183.00 CAN) 6 copies of Blessed 3 copies of Eternal 3 copies of Tantalize

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Now reissued with new cover designs, the National Book Award winner and its sequel take their place among the best of crossover fiction.
Praise for The Pox Party
“An imaginative and highly intelligent exploration of the horrors of human experimentation and the ambiguous history of America’s origins.” —The Wall Street Journal “Imaginative and important.” —The New York Times Book Review “Gripping, thought-provoking, and occasionally horrifying.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer “Rendered in erudite English of the time, the sinister plot lays bare the irony of violence used to pursue freedoms and preserve slavery.” —San Francisco Chronicle

A National Book Award Winner A Michael L. Printz Honor Book A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year Four starred reviews

Set against the disquiet of Revolutionary Boston, as American Patriots riot and battle for liberty, this deeply provocative novel places an African slave at the center of the war for independence. The first of two parts, M. T. Anderson’s breathtaking narrative views the past through a startlingly fresh lens that has powerful resonance for readers today.

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OTHER CROSSOVER TITLES The 10 P.M. Question
Kate De Goldi HC: 978-0-7636-4939-5 Winner of the 2009 New Zealand Post Book of the Year Award

Eli the Good
Silas House PB: 978-0-7636-5288-3 “It’s a fine read for any age.” — Southern Living

Tamar
Mal Peet PB: 978-0-7636-4063-7 “Mal Peet writes with an exquisite but unobtrusive touch.” — The Wall Street Journal

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“A tale that is ultimately about the melancholy predicament of a brilliantly educated and appealing black man in a world that has no place for him.” —The Wall Street Journal “Anderson’s powerful and unforgettable novel is a vital contribution to the ongoing national conversation on the subject [of slavery] and its effects on into the present day.” —Los Angeles Times “Will someday be recognized as a novel of the first rank, the kind of monumental work Italo Calvino called ‘encyclopedic’ in the way it sweeps up history into a comprehensive and deeply textured pattern.” —The New York Times Book Review “A singular achievement, a work of historical fiction that feels truly original and seems destined to endure.” —San Francisco Chronicle A Michael L. Printz Honor Book A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year Six starred reviews

In Volume II of his acclaimed masterwork, M. T. Anderson recounts Octavian’s experiences as the Revolutionary War explodes around him, thrusting him into intense battles and tantalizing him with elusive visions of liberty. Escalating to a deeply satisfying climax, this celebrated novel examines our national origins in a singularly provocative light.
Fiction • 5 3⁄4 x 8 • 592 pages • January • LC: 2008929919 • ISBN: 978-0-7636-5377-4 • $14.00 ($16.00 CAN)

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M. T. Anderson PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6 “Another book that can be added to the list entitled ‘YA Novels I’d Never Heard of But Which Turn Out to be Modern Classics’ and Feed may well be the best of the lot. . . . Funny, serious, sad, superbly realized.” — Nick Hornby, The Believer
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Sonya Hartnett PB: 978-0-7636-3423-0 “Adults who unblushingly read Harry Potter in public would never be able to cope with it.” — The Guardian (U.K.)

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Celebrate your inner beast — and harness that newfound animal magnetism! — with this essential guide to the lycanthropic lifestyle.
More guides to the supernatural lifestyle:

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How to Be a Vampire
A Fangs-On Guide for the Newly Undead HC: 978-0-7636-4915-9

Are you subject to savage moods, extreme and unexplained buffness, and cravings for meat on the rare side? Do you long for super speed
How to Be a Zombie
The Essential Guide for Anyone Who Craves Brains HC: 978-0-7636-4934-0

and reflexes, along with rapid healing and maybe a talent for telepathy? Welcome to the pack — and get ready to howl — as you sink your claws into this guide to everything life as a werewolf has to offer. Among its abundant fur-raising topics: • A look at good, bad, and ugly transformation styles, including an answer to the question of what happens to your clothes. • A quiz to determine if you’re a menace to society, and tips on taking precautions • Planning your social schedule around the lunar calendar • Dating hints, from the risks and rewards of cross-species romance to avoiding your sweetheart’s family pet • Killer fashion suggestions, from urban (leather and hardware) to a cute and foxy kitsune look • Ideas, decorations, and recipes for a full-moon party • Tales of real-life werewolves, plus lore and legends from around the world • Juicy reading material and gems of the silver screen
Serena Valentino is the author of How to Be a Zombie, as well as the Nightmares & Fairy Tales and GloomCookie comic book series. She lives in San Francisco.

How to Be a Werewolf
The Claws-on Guide for the Modern Lycanthrope by Serena Valentino Young adult fiction 6 x 7 11⁄16 144 pages Age 12 and up Grade 7 and up Mixed media February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5387-3 $14.99 ($17.00 CAN)

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All aboard! Take a train ride through a storm at night in a rhythmic readaloud chugging with sound words and full of striking illustrations.

A pitter-pat-pat, a pitter-pat-pat, A pittery-pittery-pittery-pat. When it’s thundering down on the roof, in the lane, From the storm comes the call . . . “All aboard the Rain Train!” What child wouldn’t like to hop on a train, hand over his ticket, and set off on an exciting ride through a rainy night? Safe from the elements, a young boy listens and watches—in his seat, in the dining car, and snug in his sleeper—as his train whooshes past city lights, over rivers, through tunnels, and straight on to morning.
Elena de Roo is a poet and former research librarian. The Rain Train is her first picture book. She lives in New Zealand. Brian Lovelock is a fine artist and geothermal scientist, in addition to being a children’s book illustrator. His other books include the award-winning Roadwork and Did My Mother Do That? He lives in New Zealand.

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by Elena de Roo illustrated by Brian Lovelock Picture book 9 13⁄16 x 10 1⁄4 32 pages Ages 1–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Watercolor and ink March LC: pending

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In this delightful bedtime story, a young bear tells his mama all about his exciting day — in reverse — inspiring little listeners to do the same.

Just before going to bed, Timmy Bear and his mama play a game they call Tell Me the Day Backwards. Timmy tries to remember everything that happened to him that day in reverse, from watching the sunset on the hill to the picnic supper before that, from being chased by bees to finding honey in an old tree stump, all the way back to waking up that morning from his winter-long hibernation. Albert Lamb and David McPhail spin a charming bedtime story sure to have parents and children sharing their own day — backwards — with each other.
Albert Lamb has worked as a cartoonist, a musician, and a writer. He is the author of Sam’s Winter Hat, also illustrated by David McPhail. Born in Boston, Albert Lamb now lives in the Cotswolds in southwest England. David McPhail has been an artist ever since he was a child. He has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Emma in Charge and Weezer Changes the World. He lives in New Hampshire.

by Albert Lamb illustrated by David McPhail

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The creators of Always offer a celebration of a growing child’s accomplishments—and a reassurance that Mom will always be there.

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Children love the idea of growing up and doing things on their own. It’s fun to dress, read, and take showers like a big kid. But it’s a little scary, too. Scampering along a stone wall just out of reach, a young boy asks his mother, “Will you still take care of me when I’m big?” Ann Stott and Matt Phelan, creators of Always, have teamed up again. This time, they offer an honest, warmhearted portrait of a child taking those first steps toward independence.
Ann Stott is a children’s book designer and the author of Always, illustrated by Matt Phelan. About I’ll Be There, she says, “It dawned on me one day that I hadn’t tied my son’s sneakers in months. I suddenly realized that there were many things that I no longer had to do for him. He was growing up.” Ann Stott lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Matt Phelan is the illustrator of Always by Ann Stott. His graphic novel, The Storm in the Barn, was awarded the Scott O’Dell Award for nonfiction. About I’ll Be There, he says, “When I was a boy, I never passed up the chance to walk on a stone wall. I’m still tempted by them today.” Matt Phelan lives in Philadelphia.

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by Ann Stott illustrated by Matt Phelan Picture book 8 11⁄16 x 7 7⁄8 32 pages Ages 3–7 Preschool–Grade 2 Watercolor March LC: pending

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Dressed up as a queen, a little girl has some endearing and funny audiences with two most obliging subjects — her mother and father.

When Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal, she dons her necklaces, bracelets, and crown. Soon the Queen of France emerges to survey her domain, disapproving of Rose’s mother’s thorny gardening choices and asking Rose’s father where the Royal Physician may be found. The odd thing is, when Rose returns to look for the Queen of France, she’s nowhere to be seen. And when the imperious queen comes back, she’s curious to know what Rose’s parents would think
The Queen of France
by Tim Wadham illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

if she traded places with their little girl? With charming illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton and a humorous tale by Tim Wadham, here is a sweet homage to the easy affection between parents and an imaginative child.
Tim Wadham is a librarian who has served on many prestigious awards committees and is also very involved in children’s theater. This is his debut picture book. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of the New York Times best-seller A Visitor for Bear and two other Bear and Mouse stories by Bonny Becker, as well as Two Homes by Claire Masurel. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Buckle up for an exuberant ride humming with energetic rhymes and whimsical, retro art from a masterful team.

Black car, green car, nice car, mean car. Near car, far car. Whoa! Bizarre car! Ready to hit the road? Gear up for a nonstop parade of shapes, sizes, sounds, and even smells in a wild array of cars packed with big personalities, awesome features, and eccentric passengers. Driven by Peter Stein’s bouncing verse, Bob Staake’s high-powered artwork merges vibrant color and crisp, dynamic design with humor, warmth, and whimsy. This rousing excursion is sure to thrill all fans of things that go, as well as aficionados of the illustrator’s signature style.
Peter Stein has been a highly successful writer, editor, designer, and art director for more than twenty years. He is the author of seven gift books, including Age Is Nothing, Attitude Is Everything and Fine Friends: A Little Book About You and Me. He lives in Petaluma, California. Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated more than forty-two books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. His work has graced the cover of The New Yorker a dozen times, and his November 17, 2008 Barack Obama victory cover was named Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.

Cars Galore
by Peter Stein illustrated by Bob Staake Picture book 9 5⁄8 x 10 5⁄8 32 pages Ages 4–8 Preschool–Grade 3 Digital artwork March LC: pending

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What is a flag? Noted poet Marvin Bell and award-winning illustrator Chris Raschka offer a whimsical investigation.

Also illustrated by Chris Raschka:

We see all sorts of flags every day. But why do we have them, and what are they for? In a book at once playful and thought provoking,
I Pledge Allegiance
HC: 978-0-7636-1648-9 PB: 978-0-7636-2527-6 Big Book: 978-0-7636-2815-4

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka illustrates Marvin Bell’s “A Primer about the Flag,” a short poem that raises as many questions as it does flags. Whether brandishing flags that spell out an entire maritime alphabet or little flags that pop out of a gun and say BANG, whether displaying bed-and-breakfast banners or flags on the moon, here is an exploration that may inspire children who are creating their own flags, along with poetry fans and inquisitive minds of all ages.
Marvin Bell is the author of more than sixteen books of poetry and has won numerous awards, including Guggenheim, Fulbright, and NEA fellowships. In 2000 he was named Poet Laureate for the state of Iowa. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, and Iowa City. Chris Raschka is a Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator of many books for children, including I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin, Jr., and Michael Sampson; Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales; The Grasshopper’s Song by Nikki Giovanni; and A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth, all by Paul B. Janeczko. Chris Raschka lives in New York City.

by Marvin Bell illustrated by Chris Raschka

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Blake Morrison, the author of fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism, and libretti, is perhaps best known for his two memoirs: And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me. He lives in London. Helen Craig is a widely acclaimed illustrator of books for children, including Phyllis Root’s Thirsty Thursday, Philippa Pearce’s A Finder’s Magic, and the hugely popular stories about Angelina Ballerina. She lives in England.

The Yellow House
by Blake Morrison illustrated by Helen Craig Picture book 8 7⁄16 x 10 1⁄4 Ages 3–6 Preschool–Grade 1 Hand-colored etchings March LC: pending 32 pages

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Encyclopedia Mythologica

Lurking behind this intriguing cover, a Kraken grapples with a ship on the high seas; dragons from Eastern and Western traditions spring to life; and a Medusa, snake-hair twisting and hissing, turns the reader to stone. Deeper inside, an ancient, decrepit vampire rises from his coffin; a lycanthrope is caught in the light of the full moon and transforms; and Bigfoot hides behind a tree, ducking his human pursuer. Master paper engineers Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda unfold the legends and lore of cultures around the world to reveal these stunning creatures and many more. Pop-up fans and fantasy lovers will be equally enthralled by the dynamic creatures depicted in this astonishing volume, the climax of the Encyclopedia Mythologica trilogy.
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Dragons & Monsters
written and illustrated by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda Novelty 7 1⁄2 x 9 7⁄16 12 pages Age 5 and up Kindergarten and up Handmade, hand-painted cut-paper collage April LC: 2010015485

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Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including Mommy? by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks and Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. He lives in New York City. Robert Sabuda is the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica books. He is also the creator of many other best-selling pop-up books, including America the Beautiful, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He lives in New York City. Complete your Encyclopedia Mythologica collection: Encyclopedia Prehistorica:

Encyclopedia Mythologica

Fairies and Magical Creatures
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Encyclopedia Mythologica

Gods & Heroes
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Encyclopedia Prehistorica

Dinosaurs

Encyclopedia Prehistorica

HC novelty: 978-0-7636-2228-2

Sharks and Other Sea Monsters
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A book on global warming like no other, merging key concepts with firsthand accounts from people of all ages who have found ways to help.
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“This brilliant book is packed with stories from Gaia Warriors across the globe doing their bit to protect the planet.” —National Geographic Kids

Interior printed on 100% recycled paper

Inspired by the work of outstanding scientist and thinker James Lovelock and written by acclaimed author Nicola Davies, here is a book that takes a clear look at how and why Earth’s climate is changing and the ways we can deal with it. Its style is simple and its explanations are compelling, illuminating not only hard facts but also the opinions and potential solutions of scientists all over the world. But there are other

Gaia Warriors
by Nicola Davies and James Lovelock Illustrated middle-grade nonfiction 7 1⁄2 x 8 7⁄16 192 pages Ages 11–14 Grades 6–9 Photography March LC: pending

voices too, those of people young and old — lawyers, food producers, fashion designers, scientists, rock stars, architects, conservationists, kids, campaigners, and more — who are trying to change the way they (and we) live on the planet. At once comprehensive and accessible, this galvanizing call to arms includes web links and resources that make it easy to join the cause.
Nicola Davies is a zoologist who has written many award-winning books for children, including Poop, Extreme Animals, Just the Right Size, What’s Eating You?, Big Blue Whale, One Tiny Turtle, Surprising Sharks, and Bat Loves the Night. She lives in Devon, England. James Lovelock, one of the most important and influential scientists and thinkers of our time, is the creator of Gaia Theory, which has changed the way we think about the planet. His many publications include The Revenge of Gaia and The Vanishing Face of Gaia. He lives in Cornwall, England. >> See page 121 for more from Nicola Davies.

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A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths welcomes readers of all ages into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle.

Enter a world where anything is possible. A god might be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph may be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters. Ann Turnbull’s compelling prose enlivens sixteen of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice, from Pandora’s unlucky curiosity to the greed of King Midas to many more age-old tales filled with drama and romance. In vivid, expressive detail, Sarah Young’s fine-art illustrations bring this golden world to life, capturing creatures from Cerberus, the threeheaded dog, to the sinister snake-haired Medusa.
Ann Turnbull has written numerous books for young readers, including No Shame, No Fear and Forged in the Fire. She lives in Shropshire, England. Sarah Young is a painter, printmaker, and illustrator best known for her black-and-white scratchboard work. She lives in Sussex, England.

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by Ann Turnbull illustrated by Sarah Young Gift book 9 1⁄16 x 10 5⁄8 Age 6 and up Grade 1 and up Mixed media March LC: pending 168 pages

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The unlikely duo return in a very funny tale of friendship, derring-do, and the discovery that, bold or shy, anyone can become a superstar.
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When fun-seeking Joe, a giraffe, takes a reluctant Sparky, a turtle, on a wild ride across the famous cageless zoo to see a mysterious box displaying a talent show, the two decide they must compete to be the next famous pair. But what are their talents? Joe can run fast, wiggle his ears, and touch his nose with his tongue (not to mention drive a car). But Sparky doesn’t know what his special skill is. Can the enthusiastic
Joe and Sparky, Superstars!
by Jamie Michalak illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz Illustrated 6 x 9 first fiction 6x9 48 pages Ages 5–7 Kindergarten–Grade 2 Watercolor and colored pencil March LC: 2009006425

encouragement of Joe the World’s Best Talent Finder help the retiring Sparky become a star?
Jamie Michalak is the author of Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels and the Brand New Readers book Larry and Rita. She says, “Turtles rarely get the spotlight, so I wanted to write a story that gave Sparky the attention turtles have long deserved. Little did I know that he’d have such an astounding hidden talent.” Jamie Michalak lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated many books for children, including Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels and Piggy and Dad Go Fishing. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. >> See page 94 for more from this author.

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The forecast calls for a first crush after Stevie makes a wish for something new and daring in this authentic, funny Sisters Club adventure.
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The Sisters Club
PB: 978-0-7636-3251-9

As the middle sister in a family with three girls, Stevie Reel doesn’t know much about boys, and that’s always been just fine with her. But lately, things have been changing: kids at school are starting to pair up, and Owen, the new boy in her Earth Science class, seems to have his sights set on Stevie. The trouble is, Stevie doesn’t want a boyfriend — she’s not even sure she’s ready to have a boy friend. And her sisters, who know exactly where they stand on the issue of boys, are no help: drama queen Alex is busy trying to orchestrate a perfect, Romeo-and-Juliet-style first kiss from her heartthrob, Scott Towel (er, Howell), while Joey can’t understand why anyone would like a boy better than a frog anyway. If only figuring out boys were as easy as predicting the weather!
Megan McDonald is the author of the immensely popular Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Judy’s brother, Stink. The youngest of five sisters, Megan McDonald lives in Sebastopol, California. >> See pages 90, 91, 92, and 93 for more from this author. The Sisters Club
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Rule of Three

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by Megan McDonald Middle-grade fiction 5 3⁄8 x 7 5⁄16 272 pages Ages 8–12 Grades 3–7 March LC: pending

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Amy is trapped in family vacation hell — until she and Clover, her teenage aunt, get a chance to interview a hot U.S. movie star with a secret.
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Boy Trouble

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Could this summer be any worse? Thirteen-year-old Amy’s dreamy boyfriend, Seth, is off to Rome, while she gets to spend two weeks on a tiny Irish island with a nagging mom and a neurotic aunt locked in a feud, not to mention a crazy stepdad and a surly cousin. Good thing Clover, teen advice columnist supreme, is there to keep Amy from going completely nuts! It doesn’t help Amy’s changeable mood that
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by Sarah Webb Middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 288 pages Age 11 and up Grade 6 and up March LC: pending

Seth keeps mentioning some girl in his e-mails, or that Amy feels an electric attraction to the mysterious young gardener next door. So when The Goss magazine unexpectedly sends Clover to glitzy Miami to write a revealing piece on a hot young actor (with Amy as her sidekick, of course) it couldn’t come at a better time. U.S. of A-mazing — here they come!
Sarah Webb is the author of Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble, her debut novel for young readers. She has also written several novels for adults. She lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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A story of loyalties tested, secrets exposed, and one boy’s search for identity amid the tangled political intrigue and deception of the Dark Ages.
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H “Enough intrigue and mystery to keep readers turning pages.”
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A young thief known as “the Ghost” roams seventh-century Constantinople, tangling in political feuds and petty theft, using his eerie gifts of persuasion and stealth. With his father away at war and his mother devastated by his little sister’s death, Cai would rather be anywhere than at home. But when a rival ambushes and sells Cai as a slave, he begins to regret his choices. Aboard the slavers’ ship, Cai travels far from the warmth of Constantinople into his parents’ homeland — the forbidding land of Britain, where war is brewing between tribes. Bought by a clan head, Cai finds a new life as a tribal member, and using his uncanny talents, is put to work as a spy. The secrets he discovers, however, kindle doubt and disloyalty in his heart. Adrift in a society he still feels apart from, Cai seeks truth and revenge, throwing his life to the wind with startling results.
Katy Moran, author of the critically acclaimed novel Bloodline, lives in Shropshire, England.

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Jack’s mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened?
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“I believe in Jack and his ability to understand his mother in shades of gray. I believe in his ability to be fiercely independent: to try and try and try . . . and at the same time to recognize that he needs others. That others are right there, waiting to catch him.” — Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and “spinning” wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack

Small as an Elephant
by Jennifer Richard Jacobson Middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 288 pages Ages 10–14 Grades 5–9 March LC: pending

knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself — starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties — and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.
Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of several books for children and young adult readers, including the Andy Shane early chapter books, illustrated by Abby Carter. She lives in Cumberland, Maine.

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The Arthurian legend springs to life in another powerhouse graphic novel from the creators of Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood.
Also by Tony Lee and Sam Hart:

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Arthur Pendragon was raised in obscurity, but fate will not leave him to the shadows. In a moment of desperate need, he draws a legendary sword from its stonebed and commences the life he was born to lead. A series of adventures sparked by the elusive wizard Merlin launches Arthur through love and betrayal, domination and defeat, and toward the prophesied end awaiting him. Merging a faithful retelling with dynamic illustrations, Excalibur invites long-time fans to relive the legend and those new to the story to experience it up close in a vivid graphic adventure.
Tony Lee, a prolific comic book writer, has worked on the titles X-Men, Doctor Who Magazine, Starship Troopers, and Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood. He has also written for radio, television, and national newspapers. He lives in England. Sam Hart is a comic book illustrator who has worked on Starship Troopers; Brothers: The Fall of Lucifer; and Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood. He lives in Brazil.

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Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads — and risk an unexpected connection — in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones.
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“Blink & Caution is a thrill ride to the end — suspenseful, heart-pounding, and with no mercy for the tenderhearted.” — Rita Williams-Garcia “Noir crime suspense that’s terrifying and authentic, and also that rare thing: deeply, intensely moving. Don’t miss reading this one.” — Nancy Werlin

Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an “abducted” CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the
Blink & Caution
by Tim Wynne-Jones Young adult fiction 6x9 352 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up March LC: 2010013563

run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in “Caution: Toxic.” As in “Caution: Watch Your Step.” She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst — along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.

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“Blink & Caution is a thriller and it’s a love story — the first love story I’ve ever written, really. And it’s also a story about following something that grabs you right to the end. It’s about making a move to make something bad end — taking that first brave step towards changing your life. Where will it take you? Well, that’s the story.” — Tim Wynne-Jones

That’s the name on the cards, the license. Jack Niven is the Suit. Jack Niven of 240 Livingston Lookout, Kingston, Ontario. There’s a picture. An ash blonde woman, a honey blonde girl. You stare at the girl with her father’s Bahamas-blue eyes and her mother’s easy smile. They’re standing on the front step of a limestone house with a wood door behind them studded like the entrance to a castle with black-headed nails. A door you’d have to break down with a log. And here she is again, the princess of the castle, standing on a lawn that slopes down to water, glinting in the sun, like someone hurled a million brand new copper coins on the water. She’s in a short white summer dress, looking back over her shoulder, the wind arguing over her long hair and lifting the hem of her dress, which she holds down as best she can with one thin hand, while the other keeps her blonde fringe of hair out of her eyes. She’s a bit younger than you are, Blink, by the look of it. Fifteen maybe. She’s as slim as your chances of ever knowing such a girl. But for this one moment, she’s smiling at you, Blink. And you smile back, like someone opened the curtains and it was daytime, at last.
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The Uninvited
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Tim Wynne-Jones is an award-winning writer of numerous YA novels, including The Uninvited. He lives in Ontario.

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The award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road pens a raw, compelling novel about a family’s hard-won healing on the other side of trauma.
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“For all their talk of broken homes and migrant families, Marchetta’s novels are fantasies of community and belonging.” —Weekend Australian “Tom’s voice is utterly convincing. . . . Marchetta takes a broken, fragmented, and frequently unlikeable character and pieces him back together, word by word.” —Sunday Age (Australia)

Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca — but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign
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city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget. Shooting for oblivion, he’s hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom’s in no shape to mend what’s broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper’s Son redefines what it means to go home again.
Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock, an Aurealis Award winner; Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Award winner; Saving Francesca; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia.

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When the nurse calls out his name again and Tom opens his eyes, Francesca Spinelli is sitting there, wearing fifty emotions on her face like she always did when they were at school together. He doesn’t tell the nurse that she’s lying. They’re not friends. He has no idea how the hospital even tracked her down. These days his contact with her is limited to that once or twice a week they cross each other’s path at the Union, unavoidably one of those incestuous inner-west things where everyone ends up drinking or working at the same pub. And you know how it happens. One day you pass strangers by and think, I used to hang out with them. But that was a world before dropping out of uni and parents splitting and two nights of everything with a girl whose face you can’t get out of your head and relationships falling apart and favorite uncles who used to call you Tom Thumb being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.
Also by Melina Marchetta:

Finnikin of the Rock
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“Tom’s aunt Georgie spoke to me first, and Tom found me through her. At the time, I didn’t actually think Tom was a big enough character to carry a story. If it had to be anyone from Saving Francesca, I thought, it would be Will Trombal or Tara. But the line in Francesca, ‘I want to be the first male in the Mackee family to reach 40 and still have a liver’ stuck with me, and in the end, Tom has been one of the biggest surprises. I’m glad I didn’t kick him out of my head.” — Melina Marchetta

Four starred reviews
(Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal)

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Sadie has wanted to go the zoo forever, but something always gets in the way. Not today! Today they are finally on their way, and nothing can stop them — not a broken arm or a lost dog or a surprise visit. Not even her dad’s observation: “Sadie, it’s raining.” Because when Sadie looks out her window, not only is it not raining on her side of the car, the sun is shining and people are watering their lawns and wearing sunglasses. Even when the road on Dad’s side starts looking more like a river, Sadie can barely see a raindrop fall on her side of the car. This
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Kate Feiffer is the author of several children’s books, including Double Pink, illustrated by Bruce Ingman; President Pennybaker and My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life, both illustrated by Diane Goode; The Problem with Puddles, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and Henry the Dog with No Tail, illustrated by her dad, Jules Feiffer. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Jules Feiffer has won a Pulitzer Prize, an Obie Award, and an Oscar. His cartoons have appeared in The Village Voice, The New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, and The Nation. He illustrated The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster and is the author-illustrator of several award-winning picture books. Jules Feiffer lives in New York City.

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A fledgling teeters at the edge of his nest in a gorgeously illustrated tale sure to resonate with anyone facing a rite of passage, change, or challenge.

Safe inside his cozy nest, a young bird considers whether or not to give his new wings a try. What if he tries and the wings don’t work, and he flails, plummets, and looks foolish? Then again, what if his wings take him swooping and gliding, sailing and flying through a great big wonderful world? He’ll never know if he never endeavors. With the help of her bold, beautiful collage artwork, Caldecott Honor–winning artist Holly Meade offers a gentle nudge for hesitant fledglings of all ages and species to step out, to dare, to try . . . and to fly.
Holly Meade earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in Hush! A Thai Lullabye, by Minfong Ho. She is also the illustrator of Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Minfong Ho; And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner; On the Farm and In the Wild by David Elliott; and many others. A longtime New Englander, Holly Meade lives in Sedgwick, Maine.

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“The fledgling perched on the edge of her nest preparing for possible flight is a situation I can feel in the pit of my stomach: possible glory, possible failure. We all find ourselves there, and we make a decision. This story is about that choice, the internal debate that accompanies it, and one possible result.” — Holly Meade

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From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met.

Suhaila asked her mama, “What was Grandma Annie like?” “She was like the moon,” her mother replied. Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would
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wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window, and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother’s love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service to imagine this remarkable meeting. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity. Yuyi Morales’s breathtaking artwork illuminates the dreamlike tale, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon and remember.

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Mitchell never ever EVER wanted to go to bed . . . Until his dad finally said he could drive there. Mitchell was four years, one month, and five days old when he got his license. He may need a little boost getting into the driver’s seat, but once he’s behind the wheel, his car sure goes fast! Left turn, right turn, slow down for speed bumps — Mitchell is a pro. And he loves the way that horn sounds! There’s just one problem: Mitchell and his car have a slight disagreement about what type of fuel should go into the tank. . . . With warmth and sly wit, Hallie Durand follows a young child obsessed with all things automobile, while Tony Fucile’s comical illustrations convey the well-tuned bond between an obliging father and a high-octane child.

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“Tender and warm. . . . A good choice for quiet moments, or to introduce the themes of kindness, friendship, and peace.” —School Library Journal

Also by B.G. Hennessy and Hiroe Nakata:

Each time a child is born,
My Book of Thanks
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the world changes. Each child brings to the world one more person to love and care for — and one more person who can love and care for others. As children grow and learn, they can teach others and share feelings, ideas, and things. Just as each of us sometimes needs help, we can also find ways to help others. The creators of My Book of Thanks reunite to show how acts of kindness, understanding, and generosity — no matter how small — can make all the difference in the world.
B.G. Hennessy is the author of My Book of Thanks, also illustrated by Hiroe Nakata, and The Once Upon a Time Map Book. She lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Hiroe Nakata is the illustrator of B.G. Hennessy’s My Book of Thanks and other books for children. Born and raised in Japan, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

A Book of Kindness by B.G. Hennessy illustrated by Hiroe Nakata

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Rescuing a dolphin is easier when you can talk to animals! Daisy returns in a summer adventure, meeting new friends from surfing rabbits to a dancing crab.
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School’s out for Daisy Dawson, and things couldn’t be any better. Imagine a whole summer at the beach, full of sand, sun, and surfing! And now that she’s making new animal friends — a crab named Pinchy who likes to dance and two fun-loving rabbits named Rabsy and Raberta — her vacation promises to be all the more exciting. But when Daisy hears a call for help from the bottom of the sea, she finds a dolphin in deep trouble, caught in old fishing nets. Will Daisy and her friends be able to save the dolphin before it’s too late?
Steve Voake is the author of all the Daisy Dawson books, as well as two novels for older readers. He lives in Somerset, England. Jessica Meserve is the illustrator of all the Daisy Dawson books as well as other books for children. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Collect all of Daisy Dawson’s adventures:

Daisy Dawson at the Beach
by Steve Voake illustrated by Jessica Meserve First chapter book 5 1⁄4 x 7 3⁄4 96 pages (est.) Ages 6–9 Grades 1–4 Ink and pencil April LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5306-4 $14.99 ($17.00 CAN) Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way!
HC: 978-0-7636-3740-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4294-5

Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond
HC: 978-0-7636-4009-5 PB: 978-0-7636-4730-8

Daisy Dawson and the Big Freeze
HC: 978-0-7636-4729-2

>> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5459-7

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In Iowa circa 1929, spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family’s luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera and a small-town mystery.
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HC: 978-0-7636-3359-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4338-6

Tugs Esther Button was born to a luckless family. Buttons don’t presume to be singers or dancers. They aren’t athletes or artists, good listeners, or model citizens. The one time a Button ever made the late
Dear Papa
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Goodhue Gazette — before Harvey Moore came along with his talk of launching a new paper — was when Great Grandaddy Ike accidentally set Town Hall ablaze. Tomboy Tugs looks at her hapless family and sees her own reflection looking back until she befriends popular Aggie

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Millhouse, wins a new camera in the Independence Day raffle, and stumbles into a mystery only she can solve. Suddenly this is a summer of change — and by its end, being a Button may just turn out to be what one clumsy, funny, spirited, and very observant young heroine decides to make of it.
Anne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa, which Booklist named a Top Ten Youth First Novel, and Little Klein, a Book Sense Pick and winner of numerous awards. Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Anne Ylvisaker now lives in California.

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A gripping portrait of a teen’s struggles through grief and abuse — and the miraculous power of animals to heal us.
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

Also by Steve Watkins:

Down Sand Mountain
HC: 978-0-7636-3839-9 NEW! PB: 978-0-7636-4835-0

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After her veterinarian dad dies, sixteen-year-old Iris Wight must leave her beloved Maine to live on a North Carolina farm with her hardbitten aunt and a cousin she barely knows. Iris, a vegetarian and animal lover, immediately clashes with Aunt Sue, who mistreats the livestock, spends Iris’s small inheritance, and thinks nothing of striking Iris for the smallest offense. Things come to a head when Iris sets two young goats free to save them from slaughter, and an enraged Aunt Sue orders her brutish son, Book, to beat Iris senseless — a horrific act that lands Book and his mother in jail. Sent to live with an offbeat foster family and their “dooking” ferrets, Iris must find a way to take care of the animals back at the farm, even if it means confronting Aunt Sue. Powerful and deeply moving, this compelling novel affirms the redemptive power of animals and the resilience of the human spirit.
Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand Mountain. He says What Comes After was inspired by reading an article about a girl placed in foster care after an assault. “I recognized her — and others like her — through my work as an investigator and advocate in the juvenile justice system. I knew her story deserved to be told.” A short-story writer and winner of a Pushcart Prize, Steve Watkins lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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What Comes After
by Steve Watkins Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 352 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up April LC: pending

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Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.
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Sophomore Switch
HC: 978-0-7636-3936-5 PB: 978-0-7636-4774-2

They’ve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word
Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
HC: 978-0-7636-4382-9 NEW! PB: 978-0-7636-4994-4

to one another, but that’s all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn’t be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy — some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, über-planner Meg never counted on her date’s standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald’s hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.
Abby McDonald is the author of two other novels for young adults — Sophomore Switch and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots — as well as two adult novels. Born in England, she now lives in Los Angeles.

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The Anti-Prom
by Abby McDonald Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 288 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up April LC: pending

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When Stella’s toy animals refuse to go to sleep, she comes up with a clever plan using her keen imagination.

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It’s time for Stella to go to bed. But how can she sleep when Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse, and Beanbag Frog are wide awake? “I’m the world champion of staying awake!” shouts Cherry Pig, bouncing on the bed. Luckily Stella is good at thinking up ways to get her toys to sleep — by taking them on a sailing Pillow Ship, a shoebox Midnight Train, and a toy-basket Starship Balloon. With luminous illustrations and an utterly charming text (“I’ve shut my eyes, but my feet are completely woken-up . . . ”), this ode to a child’s imagination and boundless spirit is certain to be a winning choice at bedtime.
Sean Taylor is an author, storyteller, and teacher who has written more than twenty books for young children. He divides his time between the U.K. and Brazil. Jimmy Liao is a best-selling, award-winning Taiwanese author-illustrator whose first book with Candlewick Press was The Monster Who Ate Darkness by Joyce Dunbar.

The World Champion of Staying Awake
by Sean Taylor illustrated by Jimmy Liao Picture book 10 5⁄8 x 9 13⁄16 48 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up Watercolor and pencil May LC: 2009051511

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The creators of Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth return with a look at how each person’s experiences in the world are gloriously unique.
Also by Douglas Wood and P.J. Lynch:

Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth

H “Wood conveys a sense of something larger in the world, and gives voice to the human longing to understand.”
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Feel the rain kiss your skin or the wind ruffle your hair. Hear the hum of a bumblebee; watch a water strider march across a pond; taste a red, ripe strawberry; whistle with a blade of grass. From Christopher Medal– winning author Douglas Wood and celebrated illustrator P.J. Lynch comes a moving look at the experiences that belong only to us, marking a place on Earth that is ours alone. After all, who but you can remember your own memories? Wonderfully evocative of nature’s sensory treasures, here is a perfect gift to share with a child — or to inspire loved ones of any age as they set out to create their special place in the world.

No One But You
by Douglas Wood illustrated by P.J. Lynch Picture book 9 3⁄4 x 11 5⁄16 32 pages Ages 6 and up Grade 1 and up Oil May LC: 2008025503

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Douglas Wood is the author of Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth, illustrated by P.J. Lynch and winner of a Christopher Medal. He is also the author of Miss Little’s Gift, illustrated Jim Burke; Aunt Mary’s Rose, illustrated by LeUyen Pham; and the best-selling book Old Turtle. He lives in Sartelle, Minnesota. P.J. Lynch is the acclaimed illustrator of many beloved books, including Douglas Wood’s Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski. P.J. Lynch lives in Ireland. >> See page 15 for more from this illustrator.

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by Lauren Child Picture book 9 13⁄16 x 10 13⁄16 40 pages Ages 3–7 Preschool–Grade 2 Mixed media and collage May LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5347-7 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN)
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Charlie learns that visibility is relative—but Lola’s quick-wittedness is crystal clear—in this absolutely new picture book from Lauren Child.

Charlie and his friend Marv have invented an invisibility potion to help them find strange and tricky creatures, which they would prefer to do without Charlie’s little sister, Lola, bothering and interrupting. But when Lola enlists a bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen — not to mention a tea set, a rabbit, a stroller, and of course one or three glasses of pink milk—it turns out that the strange and tricky creatures have met their match in one very resourceful, inventive little sister.

“I always wanted a brother, although I doubt he would have been as nice as Charlie. I made him seven because it is one of my favorite ages. I never think of Lola as precocious and certainly not brat-ish — she is one of those children who is just very curious and has quite a strong sense of self. Lots of four-year-olds are like her. There is a retro feel to the whole Charlie and Lola world; the subject is simple and always about the tiny things in life. Tiny things, which can seem very big when you are four or seven.” — Lauren Child

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Lauren Child, a winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is the creator of several picture books about Charlie and Lola (who also star in their own TV show) as well as a series of award-winning books about Clarice Bean. She is also the author-illustrator of Who Wants to Be a Poodle I Don’t. Lauren Child was awarded an MBE in 2010. She lives in London. Collect all the Charlie and Lola books! Clarice Bean (and more) from Lauren Child: Clarice Bean, That’s Me
HC: 978-0-7636-0961-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4795-7

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
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I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato
HC: 978-0-7636-1188-0 PB: 978-0-7636-2180-3 Pop-up book: 978-0-7636-3708-8

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed
HC: 978-0-7636-1570-3 PB: 978-0-7636-2970-0 Pop-up book: 978-0-7636-4098-9

Clarice Bean, Guess Who’s Babysitting?
HC: 978-0-7636-1373-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4797-4

Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
HC: 978-0-7636-2813-0 PB: 978-0-7636-2903-8

Clarice Bean, What Planet Are You From?
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Clarice Bean, Don’t Look Now
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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
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Charlie and Lola’s Numbers
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Clarice Bean: The Utterly Complete Collection
Boxed set: 978-0-7636-4115-3

Who Wants to Be a Poodle I Don’t
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by Dori Chaconas illustrated by Gillian Tyler Picture book 9 13⁄16 x 9 1⁄16 36 pages Ages 3–6 Preschool–Grade 1 Ink and watercolor May LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-3208-3 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN)
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A child’s excitement about going to the county fair is carried along by bouncy, rhyming narration and breezy illustrations.

It’s opening day at Derry Fair, and young Dinny Brown can’t wait to see the carousel, the animals, the cotton candy, and the hot-air balloon. But Mama’s baking pies for the contest and Daddy’s chopping wood to sell, and it seems as if Dinny will never make it to the fair on time! Won’t someone finish up their chores and take him to the fair? Dori Chaconas and Gillian Tyler offer a rhythmic read-aloud that celebrates the delights of the county fair, culminating in a bustling panoramic gatefold that lets readers explore along with young Dinny.
Dori Chaconas is the author of many books for children, including Virginnie’s Hat, illustrated by Holly Meade, and Don’t Slam the Door!, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. She remembers the fairs of her childhood fondly: “So much to see! So much to do! ‘Wake up! Today is the day of the fair!’” Dori Chaconas lives in Wisconsin. Gillian Tyler has illustrated several books for children, including Froggy Went A-Courtin’. She lives with her family in Penistone, an ancient market town that holds England’s largest oneday country fair every September.

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A warmhearted ode to an American musical tradition and to generational ties, told in lyrical free verse with atmospheric illustrations

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Melvin Wine (1910–2003), an American old-time fiddle player from a long line of musicians in West Virginia, received a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA in 1991. Jake Krack’s friendship with Wine spanned their seventy-five-year age difference starting in 1995 when he was a nine-year-old fiddle student from Indiana. Jake Krack continues to perform and record the music of his mentor.

Like a katydid in spring, the boy’s heart dances. “Will you teach me all your tunes?” A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he has admired, and so sparks a friendship that will forge a bond between generations. The boy develops under the man’s care and instruction, just as seedlings grow with spring rain and summer sun. From playing on the front porch to performing at folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing the music down. This touching, lyrical story, inspired by the lives of renowned fiddlers Melvin Wine and Jake Krack, includes an author’s note and suggested resources for learning about the musicians and the music they love.
Sarah Sullivan, the author of Dear Baby: Letters from Your Big Brother, is a recipient of an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College. She lives in West Virginia, where old-time fiddlers play throughout the seasons. Barry Root has illustrated many books, including Paul Fleischman’s The Birthday Tree and Ted Kooser’s Bag in the Wind. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Passing the Music Down
by Sarah Sullivan illustrated by Barry Root Picture book 10 1⁄4 x 9 13⁄16 32 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Watercolor and gouache May LC: 2008037104

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A child’s-eye view of London’s top attractions blends lively artwork with fascinating facts, and features a sweeping gatefold of the city skyline.

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London is calling! Come along on a mother-daughter day trip as they wend their way past the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, through Trafalgar Square, and on to Covent Garden. Listen closely and you might just learn a secret about the Whispering Gallery in Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Then it’s on to the Tower of London and the river Thames, where a fold-out surprise awaits. Readers will be enchanted by
A Walk in London
written and illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino Picture book 9 3⁄4 x 11 5⁄16 40 pages Ages 5–7 Kindergarten–Grade 2 Mixed media May LC: pending

Salvatore Rubbino’s cheerful, sophisticated illustrations and abundant trivia about the one and only city of London. Cheerio!
Salvatore Rubbino is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. A Walk in New York, his first picture book, began as a series of paintings that was short-listed for the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards. He lives (and walks) in London.

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10 feet of expanding city skyline

An enticing slipcased 3D foldout of London’s most celebrated sites makes the perfect gift or memento for Anglophiles or travelers to London.

From a posh department store to a palace, from a bustling city square to a hushed cathedral, from Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre to the exciting London Eye, this delightful pull-out view of London’s most treasured attractions folds up, accordion-style, to tuck away in a stylish slipcase. Featured are twelve of London’s famous sites, including the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Observatory, and several more must-sees in the U.K.’s marvelous capital city.
Sarah McMenemy is the author-illustrator of Waggle and Jack’s New Boat. Her signature use of torn-paper collage combined with paint and ink can be seen on everything from clothing to the London Underground. She lives in London.

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A 3D Keepsake Cityscape written and illustrated by Sarah McMenemy Novelty 3 15⁄16 x 3 15⁄16 20 pages Age 5 and up Kindergarten and up Mixed media May LC: pending

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A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a big old car — and take the whole family to the beach — in a story told with warmth and sweetness.

Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles — one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday. While Tía Isa saves, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors so she can add her earnings to the stack. But
Tía Isa Wants a Car
by Meg Medina illustrated by Claudio Muñoz

even with her help, will they ever have enough? Meg Medina’s simple, genuine story about keeping in mind those who are far away is written in lovely, lyrical prose and brought to life through Claudio Muñoz’s charming characters.
Meg Medina is the author of the middle-grade novel Milagros: Girl from Away. The idea for her first picture book began with the true story of her family’s first car. She grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia. Claudio Muñoz is an award-winning illustrator who has worked for many newspapers and magazines as well as illustrating several children’s books. Born in Chile, he now lives in England.

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Fresh retro artwork lures little readers on a tasty trip to farms, dairies, and more. Yum!

The best part of a young child’s day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.
Chris Butterworth is the author of Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea, winner of a John Muir prize for natural history writing. The author of many nonfiction books for children, she lives in Cornwall, England. Lucia Gaggiotti is a graphic designer, packager, and illustrator whose images of food have been used by many food companies in London, including Carluccios and Pizza Express. She lives in London.

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?
The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti Nonfiction picture book 8 7⁄16 x 10 1⁄4 Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Mixed media June LC: 2010003034 32 pages

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Take a fun hands-on look at dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures with the help of striking collage illustrations, bold flaps, and a die-cut surprise.

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Did you ever wonder how far a pterosaur can fly? Why the triceratops
Let’s Save the Animals
HC novelty: 978-0-7636-4501-4

has such a large frill around its neck? Or what a pachycephalosaurus does with its bony head? Through large flaps and fold-outs, an appealing question-and-answer narrative, and fascinating facts on each spread, readers learn how dinosaurs were born, what they ate, how they defended themselves, what sounds they made, how they lived, and what remains of them today. Included is a handy pronunciation guide to the names of the dinosaurs and related prehistoric beasts.
Frances Barry is the creator of three novelty concept books about Duckie and the Fold Out and Find Out books Big Yellow Sunflower and Little Green Frogs. Her most recent book is Let’s Save the Animals. She lives in London.

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A lyrical coming-of-age story about a boy, a girl, and a horse — and how a chance encounter can lead to a life of intrigue and learning, a life beyond imagining.
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

Also by Mary Finn:

When Thomas Rose first spots the girl hidden by the roadside, she looks as drab as a lark, with only her red kerchief giving her away. But French Hélène, who goes by “Ling,” is no ordinary bird. Tiny Ling enchants Thomas with her wild spirit and tales of a circus where she danced atop her beloved horse, Belladonna. But the horse has been sold, and Ling must fetch her back. Now Thomas’s life as a clever but unschooled wheelwright’s son is about to change. Their search leads to painter George Stubbs, who euthanizes ailing animals in order to study their anatomy. Stubbs draws eerie horses that stride as if they could move out of the paper world into the real one — but he assures his young friends that their horse is safe at a nearby estate. As Ling and Thomas devise a risky plan to recover Belladonna, Stubbs hires Thomas as an apprentice, teaching him to read and write as well. In this fascinating story, Mary Finn incorporates a real eighteenth-century artist into a beautifully imagined tale of adventure and young romance.
Mary Finn is the author of Anila’s Journey, winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and the Éilís Dillon Award for a first book in her native Ireland. About Belladonna, she says, “I fell in love with George Stubbs’s precise yet ghostly anatomical studies of the horse. It was unlikely territory for a novel until Ling appeared, crying out for help.” Mary Finn lives in Dublin.

Anila’s Journey
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by Mary Finn Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 384 pages Age 11 and up Grade 6 and up June LC: pending

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Beloved author Jane Yolen scares up a new rhyming read-aloud about the snarfing, growling, snoring way that monsters go to bed.

Creep, gurgle, crawl, tumble! Meet two young monsters who are far from scary — they’re too busy having fun. They go to school, play outside with their friends, and eat after-school snacks. But they also have a bedtime, whether or not they’re ready for it! Young children and parents alike will find much to identify with as they follow these lovable little monsters getting ready for bed. With wildly colorful illustrations full of whimsy and warmth, Kelly Murphy brings Jane Yolen’s gently rhyming tale to rambunctious life.

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Jane Yolen is the author of more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon and the New York Times best-selling How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? With Candlewick, she is the editor of three collections of poems for children: Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems; Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry; and This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. Kelly Murphy is the illustrator of Loony Little: An Environmental Tale. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Seven little junkyard critters venture out of their small, dark hole on a charmingly madcap quest for a new home, with laugh-out-loud results.

When a band of brothers outgrows the dim confines of their birthplace, there is no other choice but to set out into the world on a grand adventure. Timid and terrified at first, they soon find ingenious ways to simulate the safety of their familiar hole. They bravely cross a muddy sea, climb a discarded mountain, survive an appliance-like labyrinth, and finally reach the edge of the world. What will they see there, and will they ever find a place they can call their own? Loaded with visual
A Place to Call Home
by Alexis Deacon illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

humor and breathless commentary by the intrepid crew, this comic book-style tale of solidarity and daring will have readers giggling, cheering, and ready to see the world in a new way.
Alexis Deacon is an acclaimed author and illustrator. Beegu and Jitterbug Jam, both of which he illustrated, were named as New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year. He lives in London. Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of There Are Cats in This Book, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and There Are No Cats in This Book. She lives in London.

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The spare, emotionally powerful story of a circus bear who finally breaks free is told with simple narration and intense, expressive illustrations.

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Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award “This book owes its extraordinary power to the splendid images, which contain allusions to a tradition from Honoré Daumier to the German Expressionists, while offering a perspective full of engaging appeal.” — Bologna judges’ report

Once there was a dancing circus bear who spent her days in a cold, hard cage. Each night she was led to the town square, where acrobats, trapeze artists, and clowns performed for a boisterous crowd. The bear performed, too, year in and year out, lifting her feet and swaying to the music of trumpets, drums, and cymbals. As she danced, some people clapped, and many poked her with sticks or threw stones. One night, however, the bear did not dance. She stood very still. And then she let out a mighty roar. . . . This deeply affecting tale of a bear who escapes cruelty to find a mythical release will resonate with all who love animals, while offering a universal message about freedom and dignity.
Libby Gleeson is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for young readers, including picture books, novels, and nonfiction. She lives in Australia. Armin Greder is an internationally renowned illustrator of many distinctive picture books, several of them written by Libby Gleeson. He lives in Australia.

The Great Bear
by Libby Gleeson illustrated by Armin Greder Picture book 8 1⁄4 x 10 11⁄16 40 pages Ages 5–10 Kindergarten–Grade 5 Charcoal and pastels July LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5136-7 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN)

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written and illustrated by Nick Sharratt Novelty 9 1⁄16 x 9 1⁄16 20 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up July LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5224-1 $12.99 ($15.00 CAN)
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Peek inside a witch’s kitchen, and you’ll either smile or shriek! Cool two-way flaps offer humor and heebie-jeebies in this neon-bright novelty book.

“Clever flaps that open in two ways add a refreshing and witty dimension.” —The Guardian (U.K.) “Ingenious and so much fun.” —The Bookseller (U.K.)

Cover not final.

Those who dare to poke around in a witch’s kitchen should be prepared for what they find! Will it be tasty treats or terrifying beasts? Foods that delight, or a nasty fright? A nice way to fill your belly or something disgusting and smelly? And who do you think will pop up if you try to escape through the back door? Nick Sharratt’s bold illustrations combine with a clever concept sure to lure kids in for a tour that will scare them silly.
What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?
Nick Sharratt is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Foggy, Foggy Forest and Dinosaurs’ Day Out. He lives in Brighton, England.

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When their dragon chick is kidnapped, two young dragonologists must team up with the Guardian Dragon’s apprentice — and race against time — as the fire-breathing series continues!
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

As the third volume in the Dragonology Chronicles begins, Daniel and Beatrice Cook, along with their parents and their dragon chick, Torcher, are getting ready to open an orphan dragon sanctuary in St. Leonard’s Forest. At last, they can live as a family! But their joy is short-lived when Dr. Drake brings ominous news: several dragon members of the Society of Dragons have been attacked, and it looks to be the work of the Dragonsbane Knights, a secret society of dragonkillers who were thought to have been eradicated centuries ago. Then poor Torcher is kidnapped, and Daniel and Beatrice, with the help of an adolescent dragon named Erasmus, set out to rescue him. Along the way, they uncover a traitor within the Secret and Ancient Society of Dragonologists itself, the greatest threat the group has faced in hundreds of years! Can Daniel and Beatrice find a way to bring down the traitor — and thwart the return of the Dragonsbane Knights?
Collect the first two adventures: The Dragon’s Eye
The Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 1 HC: 978-0-7636-2810-9 PB: 978-0-7636-3807-8

The Dragon’s Apprentice
The Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 3 by Dugald A. Steer illustrated by Douglas Carrel Illustrated middle-grade fiction 6 x 9 272 pages (est.) Age 9 and up Grade 4 and up July LC: 2008938422

The Dragon Diary
The Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 2 HC: 978-0-7636-3425-4 PB: 978-0-7636-4514-4

And don’t forget the original discovery! Dragonology
HC: 978-0-7636-2329-6

ISBN: 978-0-7636-3427-8 $7.99 ($9.00 CAN)

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How long does a dragon’s egg take to hatch? Find out as this hilariously macabre series continues.
Don’t miss the first three:

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The Robe of Skulls
HC: 978-0-7636-3531-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4364-5

The Bag of Bones
HC: 978-0-7636-4255-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4770-4

In this deadly funny fourth Tale from the Five Kingdoms, it’s Gracie Gillypot’s birthday, and Prince Marcus plans to show her a flight of
The Heart of Glass
HC: 978-0-7636-4814-5

dragons as a special gift. But when greedy, chocolate-hungry twins awaken the banished Old Malignant One, evil magic and Total Oblivion threaten the Five Kingdoms. Gracie must find a powerful, long-forgotten dragon’s egg before the Old Malignant One does in

The Flight of Dragons
The Fourth Tale from the Five Kingdoms by Vivian French Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄4 x 7 3⁄4 208 pages Age 8 and up Grade 3 and up July LC: pending

order to save the day. With the help of a wayward troll, two chatty bats, and the ancient crones, can Gracie foil his rotten plans? And can she overcome a spoiled princess, a malicious crow, and loads of chocolate cake to do so?
Vivian French has written dozens of acclaimed books for children, including the first three books in the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series, as well as Polly’s Pink Pajamas; Yucky Worms; Caterpillar, Caterpillar; Growing Frogs; T. Rex; A Present for Mom; and I Love You, Grandpa. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5083-4 $15.99 ($18.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5465-8

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A gay suburban hip-hopper freaks out her Christian high school — and falls in love — in this righteously funny and totally tender YA debut, for real.
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

Listen up: You’re about to get rocked by the fiercest, baddest all-girl hip-hop crew in the Twin Cities — or at least in the wealthy, white, Bible-thumping suburb of Holyhill, Minnesota. Our heroine, Esme Rockett (aka MC Ferocious) is a Jewish lesbian lyricist. In her crew, Esme’s got her BFFs Marcy (aka DJ SheStorm, the butchest straight girl in town) and Tess (aka The ConTessa, the pretty, popular powerhouse of a vocalist). But Esme’s feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini), a beautiful, brilliant, beguiling desi chick, are bound to get complicated. And before they know it, the queer hip-hop revolution Esme and her girls have exploded in Holyhill is on the line. Exciting new talent Laura Goode lays down a snappy, provocative, and heartfelt novel about discovering the rhythm of your own truth.
Laura Goode was raised in Minneapolis and received her BA and MFA in English and writing from Columbia University. She has written and directed two full-length plays, and her poetry has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, Cannibal, and Narwhal. She lives in San Francisco. “This is a feminist love letter to my own mischievous sisters.” — Laura Goode

Sister Mischief
by Laura Goode Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 352 pages (est.) Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up July LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-4644-0 $16.99 ($19.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5464-1

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Illustration from Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney; copyright © 1994 by Anita Jeram

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Nearly 25 million Guess How Much I Love You books in print worldwide

Guess how adorable these tiny board books are! Love the Nutbrown Hares all year long with this endearing slipcase of four sweet stories.

More Guess How Much I Love You: Guess How Much I Love You Sweetheart Editon
HC: 978-0-7636-4913-5

Board book
978-0-7636-4264-8

Hardcover
978-0-7636-4175-7

Baby Book

Little Nutbrown Hare has lots of questions when growing things start to sprout in the spring. By summer, he notices colors everywhere, but there’s one he’s sure he likes best. Autumn winds inspire hiding and chasing — and a funny surprise for Big Nutbrown Hare. And when wintertime comes, playing “I Spy” is so much fun in the snow! Included in this irresistible slipcase are four Guess How Much I Love You Storybooks: When I’m Big A Surprise for the Nutbrown Hares Colors Everywhere Let’s Play in the Snow
Sam McBratney, author of more than one hundred books and scripts, is known the world over for his best-selling family classic, Guess How Much I Love You. He reunited with Anita Jeram for You’re All My Favorites and the Guess How Much I Love You storybooks. He lives in Northern Ireland. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You, the Guess How Much I Love You storybooks, and You’re All My Favorites, all by Sam McBratney. She also illustrated Little Chick by Amy Hest. She lives in Northern Ireland.

978-0-7636-1909-1

A Baby’s First Year Calendar
978-0-7636-1908-4

Book and Toy Gift Set
978-0-7636-1942-8

Guess How Much I Love You

Little Library
by Sam McBratney illustrated by Anita Jeram Slipcased board books 3 9⁄16 x 3 9⁄16 96 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up Ink and watercolor December LC: NA ISBN: 978-0-7636-5355-2 $9.99 ($11.00 CAN)

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Maisy’s Seasons
written and illustrated by   Lucy Cousins Board book 10 5⁄8 x 10 5⁄8 12 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Gouache March LC: 2002101573

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Like many of her fans, Maisy visits baby farm animals in the spring, goes to the beach in the summer, picks apples in the fall, and plays in the snow in the winter.

Maisy

Over 27 million Maisy books in print worldwide

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5222-7 $8.99 ($10.00 CAN)

Go, Maisy, Go!
written and illustrated by   Lucy Cousins Board book 10 5⁄8 x 10 5⁄8 12 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Gouache March LC: 2002109696

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5221-0 $8.99 ($10.00 CAN)

Maisy is a mouse on the move, and her little fans love to travel along with her. In this big, bright flap book, she takes readers on a rousing ride.

Visit MaisyFunClub.com for:
• An a-Maisy-ing story hour kit • An online gallery showcasing little artists • Interactive online games • Kid-friendly recipes and crafts • Scores of downloadable activities, including • counting games • connect the dots • mazes • coloring sheets

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May/June

It’s another first for Maisy! The intrepid mouse is off to the big city with Charley. A perfect story for young children going on an urban adventure.
Broom, vroom, beep! Maisy and Charley are in the city visiting their friend Dotty, and there are many things to get used to — noisy traffic, enormous buildings, and sidewalks so crowded they have to walk very slowly (all the better for looking in store windows). Riding the escalator and elevator — and hanging on tight in the subway — are almost as much fun as exploring the giant toy store and eating pizza in a cafe. Even the playground is busy in the city!
Maisy Goes to the City
written and illustrated by   Lucy Cousins  Picture book 9 1⁄16 x 7 1⁄2 32 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up Gouache May LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5327-9 $12.99 ($15.00 CAN)

Ready to learn about time, or just have a great time? Maisy’s First Clock, reissued in a slimmer, easy-to-manage format, is a sure bet for hours of fun. Reissued with an eye-catching new design! In this interactive First Science Book, Maisy shows how wonderful weather can be.

Maisy’s First Clock
written and illustrated by   Lucy Cousins  Board book 11 1⁄4 x 9 13⁄16 16 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Gouache June LC: 2001093162

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5095-7 $14.99 ($17.00 CAN)

Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book
written and illustrated by   Lucy Cousins Novelty 9 1⁄16 x 9 1⁄16 16 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Gouache June LC: 2005927773

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5096-4 $12.99 ($15.00 CAN)
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Mercy Watson

Oh, Mercy! Now you can collect the entire New York Times best-selling series in paperback!
“DiCamillo’s comic timing coupled with Van Dusen’s over-the-top depictions of Mercy and her ‘parents’ make this a welcome addition to the popular series.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Parents’ Choice Approved Title A Junior Library Guild Selection

1.4 million Mercy Watson books in print worldwide

Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. “Where have all the flowers gone?” shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures — and dial Animal Control! Has Mercy’s swine song come at

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
by Kate DiCamillo illustrated by Chris Van Dusen First chapter book 6 3⁄8 x 8 3⁄16 80 pages Ages 6–8 Grades 1–3 Gouache February LC: 2007040623 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5231-9 $5.99 ($7.00 CAN)

last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast?
More Mercy Watson books:

Mercy Watson to the Rescue
HC: 978-0-7636-2270-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4504-5

Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride
HC: 978-0-7636-2332-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4505-2

Mercy Watson Fights Crime
HC: 978-0-7636-2590-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4952-4

Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise
HC: 978-0-7636-3014-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4951-7

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“Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the ‘wonky in the extreme’ text and energetic, innocent art.” —School Library Journal
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie’s title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater’s Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that’s trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy’s earlier adventures.
>> See pages 19 and 124 for more from this author.

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes
by Kate DiCamillo illustrated by Chris Van Dusen First chapter book 6 3⁄8 x 8 3⁄16 96 pages Ages 6–8 Grades 1–3 Gouache February LC: 2009921688

Check out Mercy’s new website at www.mercywatson.com!
Some of its features include: • Interactive games and activities • Sample chapters • Teachers’ guides

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5232-6 $5.99 ($7.00 CAN)

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Have YOU gotten a post card from Waldo yet? The iconic traveler t akes f ans on a whirlwind t our with this cool collec tion of thirty post cards.
Over 52 million Waldo books in print worldwide

Who better than Waldo to be pictured on a postcard boasting of world travels? Armchair tourists, real-life travelers, and Waldo aficionados will want to get their hands on these thirty pull-out postcards, featuring artwork from some of the best-loved spreads in the Where’s Waldo? books. True to form, each postcard features prompts on the
Where’s Waldo? The Phenomenal Postcard Book
written and illustrated by   Martin Handford  Novelty 4 3⁄4 x 6 1⁄2 64 pages Ages 5–9 Kindergarten–Grade 4 Watercolor and water-based ink February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5416-0 $9.99 ($11.00 CAN)

back to get the recipients searching for the bespectacled traveler and a few other items as well.

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FEBRUARY

Now in paperback!

Take a page from Waldo’s sketchbook — but first you’ll have to find it! In this new classic, fans follow the wily traveler through more astounding scenes, each containing a maddeningly hard-to-find piece of paper torn from his sketchpad. Add in an exciting parade, a confounding maze, the trickiest spot-the-difference challenge in history, and Martin Handford’s incomparable artwork, and you’ve got one extraordinary interactive expedition. Waldo lovers will have tons of fun with: • A fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game with press-out counters and tongue-twisting forfeit cards • A press-out circus for fans to put on their very own show

Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase
written and illustrated by   Martin Handford  Picture book 9 15⁄16 x 12 7⁄16 24 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Watercolor and ink February LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-4725-4 $7.99 ($9.00 CAN)

MORE WALDO:
Where’s Waldo?
HC: 978-0-7636-0310-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3498-8 Mini HC: 978-0-7636-1920-6

Where’s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt!
HC: 978-0-7636-3043-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4215-0

Where’s Waldo Now?
HC: 978-0-7636-0308-3 PB: 978-0-7636-3499-5 Mini HC: 978-0-7636-1921-3

Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase
HC: 978-0-7636-4689-9

Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey
HC: 978-0-7636-0309-0 PB: 978-0-7636-3500-8 Mini HC: 978-0-7636-1922-0

Where’s Waldo? in Hollywood
HC: 978-0-7636-0311-3 PB: 978-0-7636-3501-5 Mini HC: 978-0-7636-1919-0

Where’s Waldo? The Complete Collection
Boxed Set: 978-0-7636-4167-2

Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book
HC: 978-0-7636-0312-0 PB: 978-0-7636-3502-2 Mini HC: 978-0-7636-2700-3

Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection
PB: 978-0-7636-3951-8
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Stink needs a sport, fast! Can his alter-ego, Shark Hammersmash, wrestle a win at thumb wars? Or will a perfect karate kick lead him to victory?
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

hardcover

2.8 million Stink books in print worldwide

Includes two press-out thumb-wrestling masks!

Crackdown! Smackdown! Thmackdown!  Stink Moody, family brain, brings home a report card that isn’t perfect? Yikes! Time for him to get into fighting shape and beat back that U for Unsatisfactory in gym! A scan of the sports channel leads to a knock-out find: world-class thumb wrestling, with tricky moves like Snake in the Grass and Santa’s Little Helper (no equipment needed, save for a tiny

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terrifying mask to sit on your thumb). But when Mom and Dad are not wowed, Stink gets another idea: he’ll kick and punch his way to a yellow belt with the help of a Dragon Master, a seeing-eye Moose, and a mind as still as a pond. Can you say Crouching Tiger, Hidden Thumb? Hee-ya! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink books and the authorillustrator of The Dot, Ish, So Few of Me, The North Star, and Rose’s Garden. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown
by Megan McDonald illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄2 x 7 5⁄16 144 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Digital artwork March LC: pending

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paperback

February

“The funny words and silly scenarios, illustrated in wry, informative drawings, make for a fast read about the triumph of the little guy and the wonders of the universe.” —Booklist
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

www.stinkmoody.com
When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he feels like he might just explode with a Big Bang. Stink has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere. Will he be smart enough to defeat a panel of big-shot scientists? Will he be strong enough to beat know-it-all Riley Rottenberger and her team? Will he succeed in rescuing Pluto from a fate worse than being swallowed by a black hole? Start the countdown for a funny (and very informative) out-of-this-world adventure — and prepare to have your universe rocked!
More Stink-y adventures! Stink
The Incredible Shrinking Kid HC: 978-0-7636-2025-7 PB: 978-0-7636-2891-8 E-book: 978-0-7636-5188-6

Hey! Check out my website!

Stink

Solar System Superhero
by Megan McDonald illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄2 x 7 5⁄16 144 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Digital artwork February LC: 2008037106

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
HC: 978-0-7636-2158-2 PB: 978-0-7636-3236-6 E-book: 978-0-7636-5189-3

Stink: Solar System Superhero
HC: 978-0-7636-4321-8 E-book: 978-0-7636-5192-3

Stink-O-Pedia
Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Zzzzz PB: 978-0-7636-3963-1

Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
HC: 978-0-7636-2834-5 PB: 978-0-7636-3669-2 E-book: 978-0-7636-5190-9

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
HC: 978-0-7636-2835-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4234-1 E-book: 978-0-7636-5191-6

Stink-O-Pedia Volume Two
More Stink-y Stuff from A to Z PB: 978-0-7636-4558-8

ISBN: 978-0-7636-4352-2 $4.99 ($6.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5192-3

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13 million Judy Moody books in print worldwide

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Judy Moody
HC: 978-0-7636-4850-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4849-7 E-book: 978-0-7636-5199-2

Judy Moody Gets Famous!
HC: 978-0-7636-4854-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4853-4 E-book: 978-0-7636-5200-5

Judy Moody Saves the World!
HC: 978-0-7636-4860-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4859-6 E-book: 978-0-7636-5201-2

The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4714-8

Judy Moody Predicts the Future
HC: 978-0-7636-4858-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4857-2 E-book: 978-0-7636-5202-9

Judy Moody Declares Independence
HC: 978-0-7636-4852-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4851-0 E-book: 978-0-7636-5205-0

Judy Moody Goes to College
HC: 978-0-7636-4856-5 PB: 978-0-7636-4855-8 E-book: 978-0-7636-5207-4

Judy Moody’s Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do
PB: 978-0-7636-4431-4

Judy Moody, M.D. The Doctor Is In!
HC: 978-0-7636-4862-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4861-9 E-book: 978-0-7636-5204-3

Judy Moody Around the World in 81⁄2 Days
HC: 978-0-7636-4864-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4863-3 E-book: 978-0-7636-5206-7

Judy Moody, Girl Detective
HC: 978-0-7636-3450-6 E-book: 978-0-7636-5208-1

Judy Moody’s Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do
PB: 978-0-7636-4309-6

Check out Judy’s NEW interactive website at www.judymoody.com Just some of its cool features:

* the Ultimate Judy Moody Fan Quiz * all-new interactive games and a Mood Meter
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* digital downloads with * an exclusive interview Judy herself * ten things you may not know about Judy’s creators

The Judy Moody Mood Journal
HC: 978-0-7636-2736-2

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gets famous—FOR REAL!
A Judy Moody movie is coming next summer!

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
Illustration copyright © 2010 by Peter H. Reynolds

is coming from Smokewood Entertainment, the Oscar-nominated production company behind the acclaimed film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. • The movie is based on the characters in the New York Times best-selling Judy Moody children’s book series by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. • The screenplay was written by Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonald • John Schultz (Aliens in the Attic) will direct • The cast includes:

“Young actress Jordana Beatty IS Judy Moody. I have to pinch myself every time I see my characters leap off the page and come to life on the big screen! Rare!” — Megan McDonald, on the set

JUDY MOODY

Jordana Beatty

STINK

Parris Mosteller

Heather Graham

AUNT OPAL

MR. TODD

Jaleel White

FRANK PEARL

Preston Bailey

AMY NAMEY

Taylar Hender

ROCKY

Garrett Ryan

MARKETING National trade and consumer advertising campaign | National publicity and promotional campaign | Behind-the-scenes with Megan McDonald promotional video | Promotional giveaways, including bookmarks, activity sheets, and more | Promotion at school and library conventions | Outreach to schools and libraries | Month-long online School Library Journal sweepstakes | Featured in the Megan McDonald Totally RARE Teachers’ Club e-newsletter | New Judy Moody online teaching material to include “write your own script” exercise and more | Interactive games and more special content at www.judymoody.com | Select author appearances, including a double RARE movie launch event

For information on the movie, please visit www.j udymoodythemovie.com

36-copy mixed floor display ISBN: 978-0-7636-5586-0 $279.64 ($318.00 CAN) 12 copies of Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer 8 copies of Judy Moody Goes to Hollywood 4 copies of So You Want to Catch Bigfoot? 6 copies of The Judy Moody Mega-Rare NOT Bummer Summer Dare 6 copies of Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer: The Poop Picnic
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Based on the screenplay by Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonald. Features full-color stills from the movie.

J udy Moody and the NOT Bummer S ummer Novelization
Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now Judy’s two best friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing — eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice-cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!
Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

by Megan McDonald  Middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 128 pages + 8-page color insert Ages 6–11 Grades 1–6 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5351-4 $5.99 ($7.00 CAN)

S o You Want to Catch Bigfoot?
by Morgan Jackson, PhD  illustrated by Mark Fearing Unjacketed hardcover 6 3⁄4 x 9 64 pages Age 7 and up Grade 2 and up ISBN: 978-0-7636-5550-1 $9.99 ($11.00 CAN)

Stink is on high alert when several sightings of Bigfoot have been made in the neighborhood. To assist him in his search for the elusive creature, Aunt Opal gives Stink a copy of So You Want to Catch Bigfoot? Now Judy Moody and Bigfoot fans alike can own a facsimile of this valuable field guide, containing everything you need to know about the furry fugitive, including tips on trapping and releasing your specimen.

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J udy Moody Goes to Hollywood

A way-behind-the-scenes look at a movie set with Judy Moody and friends!
by Jamie Michalak illustrated in full color with movie  stills and original photographs  taken on the set Unjacketed hardcover 5 1⁄2 x 8 160 pages (est.) Ages 8–12 Grades 3–7 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5551-8 $14.99 ($17.00 CAN)

Sneak onto the set of the Judy Moody movie with Judy, Stink, Rocky, Frank Pearl, Amy Namey, even Mouse, and some new characters. They go deep underground to discover all sorts of weird, wonderful, and far-out facts about making and being in movies. Get an insider’s view of special effects, costumes, bloopers, what actors do when they’re not on set, and more. Thrill-o-rama!

The Judy Moody Mega-Rare NOT Bummer Summer Dare
Judy Moody is psyched for summer — that is until she realizes that two of her three best friends aren’t going to be around: Rocky will be teaching lions to jump through hoops at circus camp, and Amy is going to be searching for lost tribes in the rain forests of Borneo. How can Judy’s summer ever compare? But she is determined that her summer will NOT be a bummer, that she and Frank Pearl will have the most NOT bummer summer ever — with plenty of thrill points to prove it!
by Jamie Michalak illustrated in full color with   movie stills Paperback original 6 x 9 48 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5552-5 $3.99 ($4.50 CAN)

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

The Poop Picnic

Judy is desperately trying to earn thrill points, so she plans a trip to the Cemetery Creep ’n’ Crawl. Meanwhile, Stink has been collecting all the samples and evidence he can in his efforts to catch Bigfoot. Add in Aunt Opal’s crazy driving (and bad sense of direction), and somehow they all end up at an abandoned amusement park, eating scat sandwiches. That’s gotta be worth some thrill points. . . .
>> See page 40 for more from this author.

by Jamie Michalak illustrated in full color with   movie stills Paperback original 6 x 9 48 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5553-2 $3.99 ($4.50 CAN)
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The fourth episode of the New York Times best-selling Emily Windsnap series! “Fans will dive right into this rollicking sea fantasyadventure.” —Booklist
Excerpt available at www.candlewick.com

Emily Windsnap is finally enjoying a peaceful life on Allpoints Island, hanging out with her mermaid BFF, Shona, and her new friend Aaron
Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret
by Liz Kessler Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 304 pages Ages 8–12 Grade 3–7 February LC: 2009046540 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5331-6 $5.99 ($ CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5247-0

(half-merperson like herself ). But their idyll is cut short when Emily learns that her family must return to their old home in Brightport, where construction is threatening a secret mermaid community under the sea. Neptune’s mandate is no less than an interspecies intervention to bring merpeople and humans together. But can Emily pull that off when she also has to deal with old nemeses, sort out her feelings toward Aaron, and untangle the mystery of a group of lost sirens?
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Collect them all:

The Tail of Emily Windsnap
HC: 978-0-7636-2483-5 PB: 978-0-7636-2811-6 E-book: 978-0-7636-5240-1

Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
HC: 978-0-7636-2504-7 PB: 978-0-7636-3301-1 E-book: 978-0-7636-5241-8

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
HC: 978-0-7636-3330-1 PB: 978-0-7636-3809-2 E-book: 978-0-7636-5242-5

Nearly 1.3 million Emily Windsnap books in print in the U.S.

Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret
HC: 978-0-7636-4374-4 PB: 978-0-7636-5331-6 E-book: 978-0-7636-5247-0

Emily Windsnap’s Fin-tastic Friendship Book
PB: 978-0-7636-3960-0

And don’t miss Philippa Fisher!

Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister
HC: 978-0-7636-4070-5 PB: 978-0-7636-4596-0 E-book: 978-0-7636-5243-2

Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker’s Daughter
HC: 978-0-7636-4202-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4829-9 E-book: 978-0-7636-5244-9

Philippa Fisher and the Fairy’s Promise
HC: 978-0-7636-5031-5 E-book: 978-0-7636-5250-0

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ANNOUNCING A NEW IMPRINT

Panel illustrations: copyright © 2009 from Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes; copyright © 2008 from Otto’s Orange Day by Jay Lynch and Frank Cammuso;

emerging readers by using all the sophisticated tools of good comics to engage young children. This groundbreaking approach to high-quality books has garnered TOON Books lavish praise and numerous awards since its launch. Joining forces with Candlewick, we are proposing here the new classics of the visual age: visually literate books that will delight, inspire, inform, and tickle the fancy of the children of the twenty-first century.

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copyright © 2008 from Jack and the Box by Art Spiegelman; copyright © 2010 from Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler

TOON pioneers a whole new approach to books for

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Lilly can be whatever she wants!

In her second TOON adventure, no job is too tough for Silly Lilly: first she’s a cook who paints, then an acrobat who tumbles, then a city planner. . . . Agnès Rosenstiehl’s spunky heroine, one of France’s most beloved children’s book characters, takes on a new role every day of the week. Lilly’s unstoppable antics are bound to spark young readers’ imaginations.
Agnès Rosenstiehl is the beloved writer and artist of nearly a hundred children’s books, many featuring the deceptively simple antics of Mimi Cracra, Silly Lilly’s French alter ego. In 1995, Agnès received the prestigious Grand Prize for Children’s Books from the Société des Gens de Lettres. Agnès is a scholar of literature as well as music, and is married to an eminent mathematician. She lives in a country house with a garden, hidden in the center of Paris. She has four children and fifteen grandchildren.

Silly Lilly
in What Will I Be Today?
by Agnès Rosenstiehl Early reader 9 x 6 32 pages Ages 5–7 Kindergarten–Grade 2 India ink and watercolor February LC: 2010005308

ISBN: 978-1-9351-7908-5 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: BR GUIDED READING LEVEL: E READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 7–8

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Meet Patrick, a playful teddy with a sweet spot for Mama, who is put to the test when Big Bear shows up!

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning author Geoffrey Hayes delights young readers with these easy-to-read stories about Patrick
Patrick
in A Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Other Stories
by Geoffrey Hayes Early reader 9x6 32 pages Ages 5–7 Kindergarten–Grade 2 Colored pencils and pencil April LC: pending

Brown, a puddle-jumping teddy bear whose biggest challenge is avoiding nap time . . . until he has to contend with Big Bear.
Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated more than forty children’s books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto & Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear By Himself, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal–winning author Margaret Wise Brown.

ISBN: 978-1-935179-09-2 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: 50 GUIDED READING LEVEL: PENDING READING RECOVERY LEVEL: PENDING

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PRAISE FOR TOON BOOKS
“TOON Books has created comprehensively researched and educator-tested comics for use in the classroom . . . with the hands-on help of teachers and reading specialists.” — Publishers Weekly “Outstanding!” — School Library Journal “TOON Books build on a solid tradition of comics storytelling in the country. . . . They show that the format is ready to return to its glory days, and a new generation of comics readers weaned on these lovely books will be ready and waiting.” — Book Reporter “Lovingly produced and winsomely written.” — Time Out New York Kids “Great practice for beginning readers.” — Parenting “A literacy tool to teach kids how to not only read but also to love to read.” — Booklist

Little Mouse
Gets Ready
by Jeff Smith HC: 978-1-935179-01-6 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 160 GUIDED READING LEVEL: F READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 9–10

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A School Library Journal Best Comic for Kids A Junior Library Guild Selection

“The big friendly panels in autumn pastels and the silly twist ending will have emergent readers going straight back to the first page over and over.” — Kirkus Reviews

Jack and the Box
by Art Spiegelman HC: 978-0-9799238-3-8 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 100 GUIDED READING LEVEL: G READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 11–12

A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year An International Youth Library White Raven Title A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year

Silly Lilly
and the Four Seasons
by Agnès Rosenstiehl HC: 978-0-9799238-1-4 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: BR GUIDED READING LEVEL: E READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 7–8

A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year

“The artwork will appeal to a broad range of lower-level readers. True to its comic-strip roots . . . this title is a surefire hit.” — School Library Journal

H “A little marvel of distilled storytelling. . . . To know Lilly is to want to know what she has to say.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Benny and Penny
in The Toy Breaker
by Geoffrey Hayes HC: 978-1-935179-07-8 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: BR GUIDED READING LEVEL: H READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 13–14

Luke on the Loose
by Harry Bliss HC: 978-1-935179-00-9 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 170 GUIDED READING LEVEL: J READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 17

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A School Library Journal Best Comic for Kids A Junior Library Guild Selection

Benny and Penny
in The Big No-No!
by Geoffrey Hayes HC: 978-0-9799238-9-0 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 30 GUIDED READING LEVEL: H READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 13–14

Stinky
by Eleanor Davis HC: 978-0-9799238-4-5 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 170 GUIDED READING LEVEL: J READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 17

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Continuing Series

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year A Booklist Notable Children’s Book

Benny and Penny
in Just Pretend
by Geoffrey Hayes HC: 978-0-9799238-0-7 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 90 GUIDED READING LEVEL: G READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 11–12

A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year A Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth An Iowa Association of School Libraries Goldfinch Award Winner A Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Reader Honor Book

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Mo and Jo
in Fighting Together Forever
by Jay Lynch and Dean Haspiel HC: 978-0-9799238-5-2 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 240 GUIDED READING LEVEL: L READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 17

Zig and Wikki
in Something Ate My Homework
by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler HC: 978-1-935179-02-3 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 230 GUIDED READING LEVEL: K READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 18

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Panel illustrations: copyright © 2008 from Otto’s Orange Day by Jay Lynch and Frank Cammuso; copyright © 2008 from Mo and Jo in Fighting Together Forever

by Jay Lynch and Dean Haspiel; copyright © 2010 from Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler

“Lynch provides classic comic-book repartee in beginningreader-friendly vocabulary ably matched to Haspiel’s bold images and zippy colors; the high-quality production supplies good, old-fashioned fun and a superhero lesson that packs a wallop.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Spiegelman weaves the science facts into the breezy narrative cleverly and painlessly, and the art . . . supports both the educational elements and the zingy story.” — Booklist

Otto’s Orange Day
by Jay Lynch and Frank Cammuso HC: 978-0-9799238-2-1 $12.95 ($15.00 CAN)
LEXILE LEVEL: GN 230 GUIDED READING LEVEL: J READING RECOVERY LEVEL: 17

A Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth

H “A high-quality comic that is both loads of fun and easy to read. . . . Sure to engage a new generation in the art form; kids will want to read it once, then return to it again and again.” — Booklist (starred review)

templar books
an imprint of candlewick press

Spring–Summer 2011
Welcome to the latest season of irresistibly interactive titles from Templar Books!
Starting the list in true spring style is Good Night, Little Bunny, a changing-picture book with a special bedtime message. Young readers will also love to discover the colors of the rainbow in the novelty picture book I Spy with My Little Eye, and to explore two fresh touch-and-feel board books in the stylish Petit Collage series. For slightly older readers we have new top-up packs in the StoryWorld series, so they can try their hand at telling tales of salty sea adventures and magical fairy quests. For those curious about the world around us, we have the novelty-packed How the Weather Works, exploring weather and climate change, and Marco Polo, a notebook from history’s great adventurer.

Illustration from Good Night, Little Bunny by Emily Hawkins; copyright © 2011 by John Butler

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Lift the flaps and watch the pictures transform in this bedtime adventure.

Come with Little Bunny on a nighttime adventure through the forest. Open the flaps to change the pictures along the way, revealing some woodland friends who help Little Bunny conquer his fear of the dark. Adorable illustrations and a heartwarming story combine to make this a perfect book for bedtime.
Emily Hawkins is an editor who has worked in children’s publishing for many years. Her writing includes Oceanology in the best-selling ’Ology series. She lives in London.
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Good Night, Little Bunny
A Changing-Picture Book
by Emily Hawkins illustrated by John Butler Novelty 10 x 10 14 pages Ages 3–6 Preschool–Grade 1 Acrylic and colored pencil February LC: pending

John Butler originally trained as an art teacher, but decided that his real passion was illustration. He now works as a wildlife illustrator and has created artwork for Horse. He lives in Tunbridge Wells, England.

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5263-0 $12.99 (Available in the U.S. only)
WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Do you like robots and building blocks? What about peas and carrots? Discover a world of things to like in these touch-and-feel board books.

Can you spot the triangle in the sailboat, or the rectangle in the robot? Feel the texture and explore the pictures to learn all about shapes in I Like Toys. Then look at and touch different vegetables, from the big and small pumpkins to the tall and short corn, as you find out about opposites. Textures perfectly complement the collage pictures, while the

I Like Toys
Petit Collage
written and illustrated by Lorena Siminovich Board book 6 11⁄16 x 6 11⁄16 10 pages Ages 1–3 Preschool Various media March LC: pending

simple text encourages children to learn basic concepts and investigate what they like about the world around them.
Lorena Siminovich grew up in Argentina. She has written and illustrated several children’s books, including Alex and Lulu: Two of a Kind, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, and the first two titles in the Petit Collage series, I Like Bugs and I Like Fruit.

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5074-2 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN)

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I Like Vegetables
Petit Collage
written and illustrated by Lorena Siminovich Board book 6 11⁄16 x 6 11⁄16 10 pages Ages 1–3 Preschool Various media March LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5283-8 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN)

Also available:

I Like Fruit
BB: 978-0-7636-4803-9

I Like Bugs
BB: 978-0-7636-4802-2

“This is one of the most beautiful and touchy-feely books I’ve seen for babies and toddlers for a while.”
— Lovereading4kids.co.uk

“A basic but eye-catching introduction to counting and insects.”
— Publishers Weekly

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What is a tornado? Why does it snow? How is a hurricane created? Find out in this novelty-packed introduction to our planet’s weather.

Also available:

Tackling both normal and extreme scenarios, this is an entertaining and
How the World Works
A Hands-on Guide to Our Amazing Planet HC: 978-0-7636-4801-5

enlightening exploration of the world’s weather. With bright, friendly illustrations, plus pop-ups, pull-tabs, and booklets, this interactive book stimulates learning and encourages children to think about how humans can influence the Earth’s climate.
Christiane Dorion is a writer and educational consultant who has taught about sustainable development for more than twenty years. She lives in England. Beverley Young has exhibited paintings in galleries across the U.K. She lives in England.

How the Weather Works
A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate
by Christiane Dorion illustrated by Beverley Young Novelty 10 13⁄16 x 10 Ages 7–11 Grades 2–6 Acrylic February LC: pending ISBN: 978-0-7636-5262-3 $17.99 ($20.00 CAN) 20 pages

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Look through this eye-catching book’s special spy hole to discover a world of animal colors!

Have you ever played the I-spy game? Debut artist Edward Gibbs takes the game to a whole new level in this picture book with spy holes. Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue. Bold illustrations and die-cut holes will absorb young readers as they learn about colors and animal names.
Edward Gibbs studied art in New Zealand and has been working in the creative design business for the last twenty-five years. He lives in London.

I Spy with My Little Eye
written and illustrated by Edward Gibbs Novelty 10 13⁄16 x 8 7⁄16 32 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Digital artwork April LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5284-5 $14.99 ($17.00 CAN)

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Step into the magical world of the fairies or sail the seven seas with these exciting create-a-story kits from StoryWorld.

Have you ever wanted
StoryWorld

Fairy Magic
Create-A-Story Kit
by John and Caitlín Matthews illustrated by Wayne Anderson, Matilda Harrison, Debra McFarlane, Ian Penney, and Tomislav Tomic ˇ Novelty 5 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4 24 pages Ages 9–12 Grade 4–7 April LC: pending

to tell a story but not known how to begin? The StoryWorld series is specially designed to inspire storytellers — each card introduces a character, place, or event, which can be combined to create original and exciting tales. Each top-up pack contains twenty-eight brand-new cards that you can combine with

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5348-4 $9.99 ($11.00 CAN)

“John and Caitlín Matthews’ StoryWorld is a very ingenious idea. I’ve seldom seen so many attractive and intriguing starting points (and ending points and signposts to suggest new paths) so well presented.”

the main StoryWorld box or use on their own. Exploring the themes of sea adventures and fairy stories, these packs will help you to create stories filled with action and magic. A copy of The Storytelling Book accompanies each set, packed with ideas, games, and examples to help you tell your tale.

— P h i l i P  P u l l m a n
author of His Dark Materials trilogy

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Legends of the Sea
Create-A-Story Kit
by John and Caitlín Matthews illustrated by Wayne Anderson, Philip Hood, Virginia Lee, Nicki Palin, and Tomislav Tomic ˇ Novelty 5 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4 24 pages Ages 9–12 Grade 4–7 April LC: pending

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5320-0 $9.99 ($11.00 CAN)

StoryWorld
Create-A-Story Kit
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4545-8 “Storytellers will never run out of ideas for a great tale with StoryWorld. The box contains forty cards of pictures and words that can kick-start imaginations to create a new story every time. Storytellers can simply pick a handful of cards and use the characters, places, and objects as inspiration to create their own narratives. The box also includes The Storytelling Book, which gives tips and ideas for creating a story, as well as games to play with the cards and a sample story written using the cards.”
—The Toy Book Magazine

Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer, and teacher and a world authority on Celtic wisdom and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe. John Matthews is a historian, folklorist, and author. He has written more than ninety books on the Arthurian legends. In addition to the StoryWorld series, the Matthews are also the authors of Trick of the Tale. They live in England.

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Immerse yourself in this interactive introduction to one of history’s greatest adventurers.

Travel along the Silk Road to medieval China with Marco Polo as your guide. Meet the warlord Kublai Khan and sail through pirate-infested seas in search of riches beyond measure. Including booklets, foldouts, and maps, as well as excerpts from The Travels of Marco Polo, this beautifully illustrated volume illuminates the adventures of history’s greatest storyteller.

Marco Polo
History’s Great Adventurer
by Clint Twist various illustrators Novelty 10 x 11 13⁄16 32 pages Ages 8–12 Grade 3–7 Various media March LC: pending

Clint Twist worked as a journalist and museum consultant before becoming a full-time author. He has since written more than eighty-five titles for readers of all ages.

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5286-9 $19.99 ($23.00 CAN)

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H “The handsome format will draw browsers, but the subject matter and the early look at evolutionary theory will hold readers. An excellent introduction to Darwin” —School Library Journal (starred review) A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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Discover the plants, animals, and people Darwin encountered on his groundbreaking voyage aboard the Beagle. Packed with novelties, including extracts from Darwin’s diary and later works, Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure takes readers on an eye-opening exploration of our globe, uncovering the path that led to the cornerstone of natural history: the theory of evolution.

Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure
by A. J. Wood and Clint Twist various illustrators HC: 978-0-7636-4538-0 $19.99 ($23.00 CAN)

“This smart, gorgeous, and lively scrapbook will wake many young minds (and older ones too) to the world behind Shakespeare’s plays. Like those plays, it’s packed with tasty details and images, intriguing hidden compartments, and a sense of the wonderful complexity of life.” — Professor Robert N. Watson, award-winning scholar of Renaissance literature “An engaging glimpse into the life of a truly great author and dramatist, well designed to bring insight and pleasure to readers of all ages.” — David Bevington, Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago

In this enthralling scrapbook compiled by William Shakespeare for his daughter, the legendary playwright looks back on his life as he retires from the theatre. Discover latesixteenth- and early-seventeenth century stories of love, war, kings and queens, fellow playwrights and actors, explorers and life in London.

William Shakespeare
His Life and Times
by Professor Ari Berk and Kristen McDermott various illustrators HC: 978-0-7636-4794-0 $19.99 ($24.00 CAN)

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Illustration from My Dad’s a Birdman by David Almond; copyright © 2007 by Polly Dunbar

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H “Rapp’s road trip is populated with good souls who, despite their circumstances, make sacrifices to help. . . . Devastating stuff, but breathtaking, too.” —Booklist (starred review)

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Editors’ Choice

For the runaway Punkzilla, kicking a meth habit and a life of petty crime in Oregon is a prelude to reconnecting with his older brother, who is dying of cancer in Memphis. Against a backdrop of seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and hitched rides, the fourteen-year-old meets a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. And in letters to his sibling, crackling with visceral details and dark humor, he catalogs them all. With each interstate exit his journey grows more urgent: will he make it to Tennessee in time? This daring novel offers a narrative worthy of Kerouac and a keen insight into the power of chance encounters.
Punkzilla
by Adam Rapp Young adult fiction 4 7⁄8 x 7 9⁄16 256 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up December LC: 2008935655 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5297-5 $7.99 ($10.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5258-6

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A favorite back in print!

“Even reluctant readers (let alone closet classicists) will be drawn to pore over these entrancing pages.” —School Library Journal
Greek myths are among the most exciting stories ever told. In this collection, Marcia Williams offers a fun but faithful retelling of eight myths using simple language and her signature comic-strip format. Panels and spreads brimming with color, decorative detail, and nonstop action make each tale a pleasure to look at, and speech bubbles add modern humor. This indispensable collection is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the power of myth.

Greek Myths
retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams Anthology 9 15⁄16 x 12 7⁄16 40 pages Age 5 and up Kindergarten and up Watercolor and ink February LC: 9158733 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5384-2 $8.99 ($10.00 CAN)

“With its winning combination of satisfying story and cinematic illustrations, Mudball should make a splash with underdogs and baseball fans alike.” —The Horn Book
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner Six state awards or nominations

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written and illustrated by Matt Tavares Picture book 9 5⁄16 x 10 13⁄16 32 pages Ages 6–10 Grades 1–5 Pencil and watercolor February LC: 2004040671 ISBN: 978-0-7636-4136-8 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN)

on the Minneapolis Millers baseball team, not to mention in the whole league. And no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to get a hit. But one fateful spring day in 1903, a sudden change in the weather leads to a change in Andy Oyler’s luck, and Andy discovers that the shortest player can become the game’s biggest hero. Matt Tavares brings a legend to life — and offers a bibliography and author’s note about this all-American true story.
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One day Oscar comes across a nest made of twigs and leaves, perfect for sheltering eggs. It makes him wonder about all the things we use in our daily lives — like glass, paper, plastic, and cloth. With the help of his friend Snail, the curious kitten learns why we choose specific materials to do different jobs, where the materials come from, and what useful qualities they have.

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Oscar and the Snail
A Book About Things We Use written and illustrated by Geoff Waring Picture book 10 1⁄4 x 7 1⁄16 32 pages Age 4 and up Preschool and up Digital artwork February LC: 2009007352

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When Oscar the kitten finds a tractor in a field and accidentally turns on the windshield wipers, he is full of questions about electricity. Luckily, Bird knows the answers! With the help of his friend, Oscar finds out how electricity is made and stored, which machines need electricity to work, and why we always need to be careful around wires, batteries, plugs, and sockets.
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A Book About Electricity written and illustrated by Geoff Waring Picture book 10 1⁄4 x 7 1⁄16 32 pages Age 4 and up Preschool and up Digital artwork February LC: 200900735-1

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A Book About Growing HC: 978-0-7636-3558-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4030-9

Oscar and the Moth
A Book About Light and Dark HC: 978-0-7636-3559-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4031-6

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A Book About Sound HC: 978-0-7636-4025-5 PB: 978-0-7636-4513-7
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Her teenage aunt writes an advice column. But what if Amy needs boy tips of her own? A witty take on the ups and downs of friends, family, and first romance.
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>> See page 42 for more from this author.

Boy Trouble
by Sarah Webb Middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 288 pages Age 11 and up Grade 6 and up February LC: 2009049041 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5063-6 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5427-6 >> Available on audio

“Woven throughout is plenty of flirtatious repartee, and even the most perilous adventure is leavened with a comic edge that winks at the mystery genre.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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by Y. S. Lee Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 352 pages Age 12 and up Grade 7 and up February LC: 2009032736 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5289-0 $7.99 ($9.00 CAN) >> Also available as an e-book E-book: 978-0-7636-5182-4 >> Available on audio

Agency. Now seventeen, Mary must put her training to the test. Disguised as a lady’s companion, she infiltrates a merchant’s home in hopes of finding evidence that may solve the mystery of his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of deceptions, and there is no one to trust. . . . Or is there? Packed with suspense and evoking gritty Victorian backstreets, this breezy mystery debuts a detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets—including those of her own past.

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H “The story flows along as steadily as a stream. . . . Eli is good company, and children will enjoy accompanying him on his journey.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

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For ten-year-old Eli Book, the summer of 1976 is the one that threatened to tear his family apart. There is his distant mother; his traumatized Vietnam vet dad; his wild sister; his former war protester aunt; and his tough yet troubled best friend, Edie, the only person with whom he can be himself. As tempers flare and his father’s nightmares rage, Eli cannot escape the current of conflict. From Silas House comes a tender look at the complexities of childhood and the realities of war — a novel filled with nostalgic detail and a powerful sense of place.
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by Silas House Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 304 pages Age 12 and up Grade 7 and up February LC: 2009004589

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“In the best pantomime spirit, readers long to tell Handa what’s happening just behind her.” —The Guardian (U.K.)
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Handa’s Surprise
written and illustrated by Eileen Browne Picture book 17 15⁄16 x 14 13⁄16 32 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up Various media March LC: 9888069

delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. Which fruit will Akeyo like best, she wonders — the yellow banana, the sweet guava, the juicy orange, the ripe mango, the spiky pineapple, the creamy avocado, or the tangy passion fruit? As Handa makes the long walk to the next village, carrying the basket on her head, a monkey, ostrich, zebra, elephant, giraffe, antelope, and parrot steal her fruits, one by one. But little do they know that Handa has an even bigger surprise in store! Ideal for reading aloud, Handa’s Surprise is now available as a Big Book suited for sharing with groups of young children.

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I Love Animals
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Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?
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Elmo’s ABC Book
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Once Upon a Time
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Walking Through the Jungle
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Happy and Sad, Grouchy and Glad
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Ethan Out and About
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One Duck Stuck
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Where’s My Teddy?
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Hooray for our Heroes!
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Over in the Meadow
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Mouse Has Fun
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“Playful, but filled with information, this book takes poop out of the sewers and into the scientific community where it belongs.” —The Horn Book
An International Reading Association Children’s Choice A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Winner

Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it . . . and most grown-ups would rather not mention it. But scientists who study animal feces find out all sorts of things, such as the number of insects a bat eats or just how a T. rex devoured a triceratops 70 million years ago. Poop is an excellent prototype for recycling and perhaps the most useful stuff on Earth. Take a peek at Poop and find out what it’s for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it.

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A Natural History of the Unmentionable by Nicola Davies illustrated by Neal Layton Nonfiction picture book 9 7⁄16 x 5 7⁄8 64 pages Age 8 and up Grade 3 and up Ink, digitally colored March LC: 2003069567

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H “Nicola Davies is the best thing to happen to biology classes since the invention of the filmstrip.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
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Did you ever wonder why there are no high-flying superheroes in real life? Find out what keeps big animals (like us) from performing amazing feats of strength and agility, yet why being tiny and powerful might have a downside. What if you could lift fifty times your weight (hello, ant), but getting wet could kill you? Or you could soar like a bird, but a cold breeze would do you in? From an award-winning duo, an intriguing look at what it means to be just the right size.
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Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little by Nicola Davies illustrated by Neal Layton Nonfiction picture book 9 7⁄16 x 5 7⁄8 64 pages Age 8 and up Grade 3 and up Ink, digitally colored March LC: 2008938394

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“People throw the word classic about a lot, but A Drowned Maiden’s Hair genuinely deserves to become one.” —The Wall Street Journal

A Book Sense Children’s Pick A Cybil Award Winner A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Judy Lopez Memorial Award Winner A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List Selection A Horn Book Fanfare Selection A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Winner A Junior Library Guild Selection Horn Book starred review Four state awards or nominations

Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence. So
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when the charming Miss Hyacinth chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until it becomes clear that she’s needed to help stage elaborate séances for bereaved patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing her role as a “secret child,” she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience — until a shocking betrayal shows just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this lively novel features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget.

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“Flight as a metaphor for love’s transcendence over grief takes a new form in this comic piece of magical realism.” —School Library Journal
A U.S. Board on Books for Young People Outstanding International Book A Parents’ Choice Recommended Title A Junior Library Guild Selection

In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Contest barker Mr. Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder, and even Mr. Mint, the headmaster, is not quite himself. And watching it all is Lizzie, missing her mam and looking after Dad by letting him follow his newfound whimsy. From an inspired creative pairing comes a story of the Great Human Bird Competition — an exuberant tale of the healing power of flights of fancy, and a very special father-daughter bond.
>> See page 20 for more from this author.

My Dad’s a Birdman
by David Almond illustrated by Polly Dunbar Illustrated middle-grade fiction 6 x 9 128 pages Ages 8–12 Grades 3–7 Pencil, ink, and collage March LC: 2007933432

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H “A classic loss-of-innocence story. . . . Readers will be haunted by the drama of harsh secrets close to home.” —Booklist (starred review)
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It’s 1966, and Dewey is determined to start seventh grade right. No more being the brunt of every joke. But after he stains his face mimicking the minstrel show’s popular Shoeshine Boy, bullies call him Sambo and bar him from the “whites only” bathroom. The only kid who will talk to him is fellow outsider Darla, who wears her hair (and sings and dances) like Shirley Temple. Through their friendship, Dewey learns of issues bigger than himself and his small Florida town — like segregation, the Vietnam War, sexuality, abuse, and even death and grieving. Told in a voice at times comic and lighthearted, at others devastating and lonely, this novel will stay with readers long after the book is closed.
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by Steve Watkins Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 336 pages Age 12 and up Grade 7 and up March LC: 2007052159

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“The purity of her prose — the reader goes from paragraph to paragraph delighting in the wonderful simple sentences — only adds to the winsome purity of her vision.” —The New York Times Book Review
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year A Borders Best Kids’ Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best A Publishers Weekly Cuffie Honorable Mention Winner A Booklist Editors’ Choice A Nick Jr. Family Magazine Ten Best Kids’ Books Winner A Christian Science Monitor Best Children’s Book Four state awards or nominations Three starred reviews (Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal ) H “DiCamillo’s carefully crafted prose creates an evocative aura of timelessness.” — School Library Journal (starred review) H “Spellbinding.” — Booklist (starred review)

When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still
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by Kate DiCamillo illustrated by Yoko Tanaka Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 208 pages Ages 8–13 Grades 3–8 Acrylic March LC: 2009007359

live? And if so, how can he find her? The mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a remarkable chain of events. With atmospheric illustrations by Yoko Tanaka, here is a captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes —hope and belonging, desire and compassion — with the lightness of a magician’s touch.
>> See pages 19, 86, and 87 for more from this author.

Kate DiCamillo 20-copy mixed digest floor display ISBN: 978-0-7636-5524-2 $139.80 ($169.00 CAN) 8 copies of The Magician’s Elephant 3 copies of The Tale of Despereaux 3 copies of Because of Winn-Dixie 3 copies of The Tiger Rising 3 copies of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane The Magician’s Elephant 12-copy paperback floor display ISBN: 978-0-7636-5525-9 $83.88 (96.00 CAN)

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“Lyrical and unflinching. . . . A bold exploration of ageless themes of power, fame, love, and trust, all seen through the lens of modern celebrity culture.” —Booklist

Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize A Guardian Best Children’s Book Ever

When a black South American soccer star signs on to a team in the country’s racist south, headlines blare. And when he falls for Desmerelda, a stunning white pop singer, their controversial marriage propels them into the media spotlight. But celebrity attracts enemies — some very close to home. And its dazzle reaches the city’s hidden corners, exposing a life of desperation the glitterati could never imagine. When a girl is found murdered, reporter Paul Faustino witnesses the power of the media in making and breaking lives. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello, this modern tragedy is an enthralling work of crossover fiction.
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by Mal Peet Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 448 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up March LC: 2009007762

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Keeper
HC: 978-0-7636-2749-2 PB: 978-0-7636-3286-1

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“Read this book aloud so that youngsters can chime in. . . . Children will delight in this energetic, amusing, and very approachable tale.” —School Library Journal
A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List Selection

Do you know what Jack and Jill were arguing about before they went up
Previously
by Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman Picture book 10 5⁄8 x 9 7⁄16 32 pages Ages 4–8 Preschool–Grade 3 Ink, watercolor, and gouache with digital support April LC: 2006051831

the hill? And what happened before that? Every story, every person, and every thing started somewhere. Author Allan Ahlberg and illustrator Bruce Ingman, the whimsical team behind The Runaway Dinner and The Pencil, reverse direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever . . . before.
>> See page 7 for more from this illustrator.

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“McDonald composes a fun summer read, examining the conflict between sticking to one’s beliefs and learning the art of compromise.” —Publishers Weekly
Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. When she gets a chance to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up
Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
by Abby McDonald Young adult fiction 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 304 pages Age 14 and up Grade 9 and up April LC: 2009026015

in rural Canada, Jenna is psyched to commune with this nature she’s heard about — and the cute, plaid-wearing boys she’s certain must roam there. But after some run-ins with local wildlife (a largerthan-life moose, Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter, a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers amusing tips on navigating the wilderness, but can Jenna learn to navigate the turns of her heart?
>> See page 60 for more from this author.

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H “Tributes to the Statue of Liberty abound, but this stands out for its unusual approach and powerful illustrations.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Lady Liberty
A Biography by Doreen Rappaport illustrated by Matt Tavares Nonfiction picture book 8 3⁄4 x 10 5⁄8 40 pages Ages 8–12 Grades 3–7 Watercolor, ink, and pencil May LC: 2007040723

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulaye’s dream catches fire. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to “enlighten the world.” Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, and coppersmiths work together to turn the lady into a monument more than 100 feet tall. Joseph Pulitzer calls on readers to help fund a pedestal, and hundreds send in nickels, dimes, and even roosters for the cause. Doreen Rappaport’s poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares’s magnificent images remind us of the origins of a national symbol — and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.

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“A good read for action, adventure, and a taste of Japan.” —Bookseller + Publisher Magazine (Australia)
Niya Moto is the only one-legged samurai kid in Japan, famous for falling flat on his face. The one school that will accept him is the Cockroach Ryu, led by legendary sensei Ki-Yaga. This onetime warrior takes in kids the world has judged harshly — an albino girl with extra fingers and toes, a boy who is blind — and demands excellence in all they do. But can the ragtag Cockroaches survive a treacherous journey and take on the all-conquering Dragons? In an action-filled tale evoking true details of feudal Japan, Niya finds there’s no fear the Cockroaches can’t face if they stick together, for their friendship is more powerful than a samurai sword.
>> See page 18 for more from this author-illustrator team. Samurai Kids

White Crane
by Sandy Fussell illustrated by Rhian Nest James Illustrated middle-grade fiction 5 1⁄8 x 7 5⁄8 256 pages Ages 9–14 Grades 4–9 May LC: 2009037863

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“As sweet a marriage of words and pictures as you could hope for. . . . Summons a whole world attuned to the simple pleasures of a homemade Halloween.” —The New York Times Book Review
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And Then Comes Halloween
by Tom Brenner illustrated by Holly Meade Picture book 9 1⁄16 x 10 5⁄8 Ages 4–7 Preschool–Grade 2 Watercolor and collage July LC: 2008936196 32 pages

As soon as geese fly south, children take autumn’s cue to start their preparations: it’s almost Halloween! With poetic language and vivid collage illustrations, Tom Brenner and Holly Meade follow all the familiar rituals, from hanging paper skeletons to carving pumpkins, from costumemaking to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to join them on this lively and lyrical journey.
>> See page 51 for more from this illustrator.

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5299-9 $6.99 ($8.00 CAN)

H “With perceptive examples and over-the-top images of physical comedy, Heide and Feiffer acknowledge, and perhaps demystify, some shared fears.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Some Things Are Scary
by Florence Parry Heide illustrated by Jules Feiffer Picture book 9 x 10 1⁄4 40 pages Age 3 and up Preschool and up Watercolor with felt-tip marker July LC: 00-025921

know how to stop. You’re having your hair cut, and you suddenly realize . . . they’re cutting it too short. There’s no question about it: some things are scary. And never have common bugaboos been exposed with more comic urgency than in this masterful mix of things horrible and humiliating, monstrous or merely unsettling. Perfectly pitched to a kid’s perspective, Florence Parry Heide’s witty text and Jules Feiffer’s over-the-top illustrations will get even the most anxious recipients laughing, while reassuring them (no matter how old they are) that they’re not alone in their fears.
>> See page 50 for more from this illustrator.

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A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy old farmer in this classic tale of justice.
Farmer Duck is no ordinary duck. He cooks and cleans, tends the fields, and cares for the other animals on the farm — all because the farm owner is too lazy to do these things himself. But when Farmer Duck finally collapses from exhaustion, his farmyard friends come to the rescue.
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by Martin Waddell illustrated by Helen Oxenbury Picture book with audio CD 10 1⁄4 x 11 13⁄16 40 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Watercolor February LC: 9171855

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This beloved bedtime story lights up the dark all around us—and is more comforting than a lullaby.
Little Bear can’t sleep, so Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren’t enough to ease Little Bear’s fears, Big Bear offers, in a final loving gesture, nothing less than the bright yellow moon.

Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?
by Martin Waddell illustrated by Barbara Firth Picture book with audio CD 10 1⁄4 x 11 13⁄16 32 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Watercolor, ink, and pencil July LC: 9171858

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5114-5 $8.99 ($10.00 CAN)

Tucker rolls out a very creative costume in a funny Halloween story young children will appreciate.
For Halloween, Tucker’s owner always dresses him as something cute, like a pumpkin with a little hat. But this year Tucker doesn’t want to be cute — he wants to be spooky. Time to put his paws to the cause before the trick-ortreaters arrive! Kids will laugh at his efforts to make just the right statement.

Tucker’s Spooky Halloween
written and illustrated by Leslie McGuirk Picture book and DVD 9 x 9 32 pages Ages 2–5 Preschool–Kindergarten Gouache July LC: 2006932678

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Top-quality, award-winning middle-grade and YA titles now available as e-books!
The 10 P.M. Question
Kate De Goldi
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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Dyan Sheldon
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Girl Parts
John M. Cusick
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My Worst Best Friend
Dyan Sheldon
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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation
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Megan McDonald
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PJ Haarsma
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Don Calame
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Liz Kessler
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Judy Moody Predicts the Future
Megan McDonald
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PJ Haarsma
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The Softwire

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Kate DiCamillo
978-0-7636-4944-9

Toby Alone
Timothée de Fombelle
978-0-7636-5180-0

Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo
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Liz Kessler
978-0-7636-5247-0

Judy Moody Saves the World!
Megan McDonald
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PJ Haarsma
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The Softwire

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Eternal
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Timothée de Fombelle
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Burger Wuss
M. T. Anderson
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Exposure
Mal Peet
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Jo Knowles
978-0-7636-5172-5

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Megan McDonald
978-0-7636-5191-6

The Uninvited
Tim Wynne-Jones
978-0-7636-5177-0

What-the-Dickens
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978-0-7636-5171-8

Butterfly
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Feed
M. T. Anderson
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The Magician’s Elephant
Kate DiCamillo
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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Megan McDonald
978-0-7636-5188-6

Winter’s End
Jean-Claude Mourlevat
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Chameleon
Charles R. Smith Jr.
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Finnikin of the Rock
Melina Marchetta
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo
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Awards & Accolades
ALA Newbery Medal
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
HC: 978-0-7636-1578-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4332-4

ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

Gothic!
PB: 978-0-7636-2737-9

Beware of the Frog
HC: 978-0-7636-3920-4

“Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate
PB: 978-0-7636-2193-3

Keeper
HC: 978-0-7636-2749-2 PB: 978-0-7636-3286-1

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
HC: 978-0-7636-2161-2

Little One Step
BB: 978-0-7636-3520-6

The Tale of Despereaux
HC: 978-0-7636-1722-6 PB: 978-0-7636-2529-0

The Knife of Never Letting Go
HC: 978-0-7636-3931-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4576-2

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
HC w/CD: 978-0-7636-3629-6

Mable Riley
HC: 978-0-7636-2120-9 PB: 978-0-7636-3287-8

ALA Newbery Honor Book
Because of Winn-Dixie
HC: 978-0-7636-0776-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4432-1

Surrender
PB: 978-0-7636-3423-0

Mable Riley
HC: 978-0-7636-2120-9 PB: 978-0-7636-3287-8

Days Like This
PB: 978-0-7636-2314-2

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
HC: 978-0-7636-2332-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4505-2

Tamar
HC: 978-0-7636-3488-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4063-7

Dimity Dumpty
HC: 978-0-7636-3078-2

Margaux with an X
PB: 978-0-7636-2679-2

ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Twelve Rounds to Glory
HC: 978-0-7636-1692-2 PB: 978-0-7636-5002-5

Under the Wolf, Under the Dog
HC: 978-0-7636-1818-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3365-3

Farmer Duck
HC: 978-1-56402-009-3 PB: 978-1-56402-596-8 BB: 978-0-7636-2167-4 DVD pack: 978-0-7636-3512-1

Mercy Watson to the Rescue
HC: 978-0-7636-2270-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4504-5

New Found Land
HC: 978-0-7636-2113-1 PB: 978-0-7636-3288-5

ALA Best Books for Young Adults
33 Snowfish
HC: 978-0-7636-1874-2 PB: 978-0-7636-2917-5

No Shame, No Fear
PB: 978-0-7636-3190-1

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
HC: 978-0-7636-1578-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4332-4

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
HC: 978-0-7636-2589-4 PB: 978-0-7636-4783-4 Digest PB: 978-0-7636-4367-6

The Restless Dead
HC: 978-0-7636-2906-9 PB: 978-0-7636-3671-5

ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways
HC: 978-0-7636-2689-1 PB: 978-0-7636-3061-4

The Savage
HC: 978-0-7636-3932-7

Guess How Much I Love You
HC: 978-0-7636-4175-7 BB: 978-0-7636-4264-8 Boxed Set: 978-0-7636-1942-8

My Very First Mother Goose
HC: 978-156402-620-0

All Rivers Flow to the Sea
HC: 978-0-7636-2591-7 PB: 978-0-7636-3372-1

September 11, 2001
HC: 978-0-7636-1949-7

One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab
PB: 978-0-7636-2631-0 Big Book: 978-0-7636-4790-2

ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
HC: 978-0-7636-2332-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4505-2

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

Stoner & Spaz
PB: 978-0-7636-2150-6

Here Comes Mother Goose
HC: 978-0-7636-0683-1

Strays
HC: 978-0-7636-2705-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4377-5

Oscar’s Half Birthday
HC: 978-0-7636-2699-0

Here’s a Little Poem
HC: 978-0-7636-3141-3

Our White House
HC: 978-0-7636-2067-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4609-7

ALA Michael L. Printz Honor Books
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
HC: 978-0-7636-2950-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4626-4

Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf
HC: 978-0-7636-2644-0 PB: 978-0-7636-3416-2

Houndsley and Catina
PB: 978-0-7636-3293-9

How to Heal a Broken Wing
HC: 978-0-7636-3903-7

A Poke in the I
PB: 978-0-7636-2376-0

Surrender
PB: 978-0-7636-3423-0

Remembering Mrs. Rossi
HC: 978-0-7636-2163-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4089-7

I Pledge Allegiance
HC: 978-0-7636-1648-9 Big Book: 978-0-7636-2815-4

Tamar
HC: 978-0-7636-3488-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4063-7

Beige
HC: 978-0-7636-3066-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4232-7

Sidewalk Circus
PB: 978-0-7636-2795-9

I Saw Esau
HC: 978-156402-046-8 PB: 978-0-7636-1199-6

Beowulf
HC: 978-0-7636-3022-5 PB: 978-0-7636-3023-2

War Is . . .
HC: 978-0-7636-3625-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4231-0

Surprising Sharks
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It’s NOT the Stork!
HC: 978-0-7636-0047-1 PB: 978-0-7636-3331-8

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
HC: 978-0-7636-2950-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4626-4

Boy Proof
HC: 978-0-7636-2333-3 PB: 978-0-7636-2796-6

Witch Child
PB: 978-0-7636-4228-0

Worlds Afire
PB: 978-0-7636-3400-1

It’s Perfectly Normal
HC: 978-0-7636-4483-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4484-0

The Tale of Despereaux
HC: 978-0-7636-1722-6 PB: 978-0-7636-2529-0

The Brimstone Journals
PB: 978-0-7636-1742-4

You Hear Me?
PB: 978-0-7636-1159-0

It’s So Amazing!
HC: 978-0-7636-0051-8 PB: 978-0-7636-1321-1

Tracks of a Panda
HC: 978-0-7636-3146-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4737-7

Dateline: Troy
HC: 978-0-7636-3083-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3084-3

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
HC: 978-0-7636-1958-9 PB: 978-0-7636-2091-2

Zap
HC: 978-0-7636-2774-4 PB: 978-0-7636-3234-2

Judy Moody
HC: 978-0-7636-4850-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4849-7

A Visitor for Bear
HC: 978-0-7636-2807-9

Dragonology
HC: 978-0-7636-2329-6

Punkzilla
HC: 978-0-7636-3031-7 PB: 978-0-7636-5297-5

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
HC: 978-0-7636-1958-9 PB: 978-0-7636-2091-2

ALA Notable Children’s Books
The Bearskinner
HC: 978-0-7636-2730-0

Weslandia
HC: 978-0-7636-0006-8 PB: 978-0-7636-1052-4

Judy Moody Gets Famous!
HC: 978-0-7636-4854-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4853-4

Zelda and Ivy
PB: 978-0-7636-3261-8

Surrender
PB: 978-0-7636-3423-0

A Kick in the Head
HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0

Fairie-ality
HC: 978-0-7636-1413-3 PB: 978-0-7636-3262-5

Because of Winn-Dixie
HC: 978-0-7636-0776-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4432-1

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways
HC: 978-0-7636-2689-1 PB: 978-0-7636-3061-4

Lady Lollipop
PB: 978-0-7636-2181-0

Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6

Becoming Joe DiMaggio
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Awards & Accolades
ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Teen Category
Under the Wolf, Under the Dog
HC: 978-0-7636-1818-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3365-3

The Christopher Award Winners
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
HC w/CD: 978-0-7636-3629-6

A Drowned Maiden’s Hair
HC: 978-0-7636-2930-4 PB: 978-0-7636-3812-2

IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
A Stone in My Hand
PB: 978-0-7636-4772-8

National Book Award
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6

The Dot
HC: 978-0-7636-1961-9

In the Rain with Baby Duck
HC: 978-156402-532-6 PB: 978-0-7636-0697-8

When Heaven Fell
HC: 978-0-7636-3175-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4381-2

ALA The Robert F. Sibert Informational Medal
Almost Astronauts
HC: 978-0-7636-3611-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4502-1

Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth
HC: 978-0-7636-0660-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4675-2

It’s Perfectly Normal
HC: 978-0-7636-4483-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4484-0

When Jessie Came Across the Sea
PB: 978-0-7636-1274-0

National Book Award Finalists
Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6

It’s So Amazing!
HC: 978-0-7636-0051-8 PB: 978-0-7636-1321-1

Kiss Good Night
PB: 978-0-7636-2114-8 BB: 978-0-7636-2094-3 Boxed Set: 978-0-7636-2524-5

Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

The Tiger Rising
HC: 978-0-7636-0911-5 PB: 978-0-7636-1898-8

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

A Kick in the Head
HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
HC: 978-0-7636-2589-4 PB: 978-0-7636-4783-4 Digest PB: 978-0-7636-4367-6

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
HC: 978-0-7636-2597-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4104-7

NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
All Pigs Are Beautiful
PB: 978-0-7636-1433-1 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3866-5 PB w/ CD, peggable: 978-0-7636-4195-5

Big Momma Makes the World
HC: 978-0-7636-1132-3 PB: 978-0-7636-2600-6

Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy
HC: 978-0-7636-2919-9

Noah’s Ark
BB: 978-0-7636-2446-0

Houndsley and Catina
PB: 978-0-7636-3293-9

Our White House
HC: 978-0-7636-2067-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4609-7

It’s NOT the Stork!
HC: 978-0-7636-0047-1 PB: 978-0-7636-3331-8

When Jessie Came Across the Sea
PB: 978-0-7636-1274-0

The Pencil
HC: 978-0-7636-3894-8

A Kick in the Head
HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0

AlphaOops!
HC: 978-0-7636-2728-7

In the Rain with Baby Duck
HC: 978-156402-532-6 PB: 978-0-7636-0697-8

Tiny’s Big Adventure
HC: 978-0-7636-2170-4 PB: 978-0-7636-3819-1

Beowulf
HC: 978-0-7636-3206-9

Cybil Award Winners
A Drowned Maiden’s Hair
HC: 978-0-7636-2930-4 PB: 978-0-7636-3812-2

The Jamie and Angus Stories
PB: 978-0-7636-3312-7

The Wand in the Word
HC: 978-0-7636-2625-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4556-4

Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Books
Tamar
HC: 978-0-7636-3488-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4063-7

Dateline: Troy
HC: 978-0-7636-3083-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3084-3

Farmer Duck
PB: 978-156402-596-8 BB: 978-0-7636-2167-4 Big Book: 978-156402-964-5 DVD pack: 978-0-7636-3512-1

“Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate
PB: 978-0-7636-2193-3

How to Heal a Broken Wing
HC: 978-0-7636-3903-7

IRA Teachers’ Choices
Big Blue Whale
PB: 978-0-7636-1080-7 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3822-1 PB w/ CD, peggable: 978-0-7636-4188-7 Big Book: 978-0-7636-1282-5

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
HC: 978-0-7636-2589-4 PB: 978-0-7636-4783-4 Digest PB: 978-0-7636-4367-6

Horn Book Fanfare Selections
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choices
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
HC: 978-0-7636-2950-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4626-4

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
HC: 978-0-7636-1578-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4332-4

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, Honor Books
Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
HC w/CD: 978-0-7636-3629-6

Jazz ABZ
HC: 978-0-7636-3434-6

A Kick in the Head
HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0

Classic Poetry
HC: 978-156402-890-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4210-5

It’s A Secret!
HC: 978-0-7636-4275-4

It’s Perfectly Normal
HC: 978-0-7636-4483-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4484-0

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
HC: 978-0-7636-2950-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4626-4

Big Momma Makes the World
HC: 978-0-7636-1132-3 PB: 978-0-7636-2600-6

The Nightingale
PB: 978-0-7636-2406-4

First Crossing
PB: 978-0-7636-3291-5

Free at Last!
PB: 978-0-7636-3147-5

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
HC: 978-0-7636-2161-2

One Duck Stuck
HC: 978-0-7636-0334-2 PB: 978-0-7636-1566-6 BB: 978-0-7636-1104-0 Big Book: 978-0-7636-3817-7

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
HC: 978-0-7636-2597-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4104-7

Mr. George Baker
PB: 978-0-7636-3308-0

Baby Brains
PB: 978-0-7636-3682-1 DVD pack: 978-0-7636-4024-8

Gothic!
PB: 978-0-7636-2737-9

A Poke in the I
PB: 978-0-7636-2376-0

On My Journey Now
HC: 978-0-7636-2885-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4380-5

Surprising Sharks
PB: 978-0-7636-2742-3 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3837-5 PB w/ CD, peggable: 978-0-7636-4185-6

Jazz ABZ
HC: 978-0-7636-3434-6

The Bearskinner
HC: 978-0-7636-2730-0

Rattletrap Car
PB: 978-0-7636-2007-3 Big Book: 978-0-7636-4139-9

One Tiny Turtle
PB: 978-0-7636-2311-1 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3834-4 PB w/ CD, peggable: 978-0-7636-4193-1

A Kick in the Head
HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0

Charlotte Zolotow Award
How to Heal a Broken Wing
HC: 978-0-7636-3903-7

Big Momma Makes the World
HC: 978-0-7636-1132-3 PB: 978-0-7636-2600-6

Seeing the Blue Between
HC: 978-0-7636-0881-1 PB: 978-0-7636-2909-0

Days Like This
PB: 978-0-7636-2314-2

A Voice of Her Own
PB: 978-0-7636-2878-9

Me, All Alone, at the End of the World
HC: 978-0-7636-1586-4

Sidewalk Circus
PB: 978-0-7636-2795-9

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Awards & Accolades
The Serpent Came to Gloucester
HC: 978-0-7636-2038-7

New York Times Book Review Notable Books
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

The Donkey of Gallipoli
HC: 978-0-7636-3913-6

Sidewalk Circus
PB: 978-0-7636-2795-9

First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigrants
PB: 978-0-7636-3291-5

NSTA Children’s Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children
Crab Moon
PB: 978-0-7636-2313-5

It’s Perfectly Normal
HC: 978-0-7636-4483-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4484-0

Judy Moody
HC: 978-0-7636-4850-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4849-7

The Tale of Despereaux
HC: 978-0-7636-1722-6 PB: 978-0-7636-2529-0

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
HC: 978-0-7636-1578-9 PB: 978-0-7636-4332-4

The Emperor’s Egg
PB: 978-0-7636-1871-1 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3825-2 PB w/ CD, peggable: 978-0-7636-4184-9 Big Book: 978-0-7636-2233-6

Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
HC: 978-156402-811-2

Top Secret
PB: 978-0-7636-2972-4

When I Was Your Age, Volume One
PB: 978-0-7636-1034-0

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
HC: 978-0-7636-2950-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4626-4

Jazz ABZ
HC: 978-0-7636-3434-6

A Kick in the Head
HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0

John Muir
PB: 978-0-7636-3884-9

Gentle Giant Octopus
PB: 978-0-7636-1730-1 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3869-6

Where’s My Teddy?
PB: 978-156402-280-6 Big Book: 978-156402-468-8

Lady Liberty: A Biography
HC: 978-0-7636-2530-6

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
HC: 978-0-7636-2589-4 PB: 978-0-7636-4783-4 Digest PB: 978-0-7636-4367-6

Because of Winn-Dixie
HC: 978-0-7636-0776-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4432-1

Mia’s Story
HC: 978-0-7636-3063-8

Ice Bear
HC: 978-0-7636-2759-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4149-8

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
The Secret World of Walter Anderson
HC: 978-0-7636-3583-1

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
HC: 978-0-7636-2161-2

Mudball
HC: 978-0-7636-2387-6 PB: 978-0-7636-4136-8

Interrupted Journey
PB: 978-0-7636-2883-3

My Very First Mother Goose
HC: 978-156402-620-0

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs
HC: 978-0-7636-2228-2

Nobody Gonna Turn Me ’Round
HC: 978-0-7636-1927-5 PB: 978-0-7636-3892-4

T. Rex
PB: 978-0-7636-3177-2 PB w/ CD: 978-0-7636-3999-0 PB w/ CD, peggable: 978-0-7636-4192-4

Our White House
HC: 978-0-7636-2067-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4609-7

A Poke in the I
PB: 978-0-7636-2376-0

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Honor Books
Almost Astronauts
HC: 978-0-7636-3611-1 PB: 978-0-7636-4502-1

Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6 MM: 978-0-7636-4831-2

Nobody Owns the Sky
PB: 978-0-7636-0361-8

I Saw Esau
HC: 978-156402-046-8 PB: 978-0-7636-1199-6

On My Journey Now
HC: 978-0-7636-2885-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4380-5

Publishers Weekly Best Books
The Animal Hedge
PB: 978-0-7636-3842-9

Stoner & Spaz
PB: 978-0-7636-2150-6

The Tale of Despereaux
HC: 978-0-7636-1722-6 PB: 978-0-7636-2529-0

It’s Perfectly Normal
HC: 978-0-7636-4483-3 PB: 978-0-7636-4484-0

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
HC: 978-0-7636-2067-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4609-7

John Muir
PB: 978-0-7636-3884-9

Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
HC: 978-156402-811-2

Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
HC: 978-156402-811-2

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
HC: 978-0-7636-2402-6 PB: 978-0-7636-3679-1

There Are Cats in This Book
HC: 978-0-7636-3923-5

Owning It
HC: 978-0-7636-3255-7 PB: 978-0-7636-4661-5

Weslandia
HC: 978-0-7636-0006-8 PB: 978-0-7636-1052-4

Leon and Bob
PB: 978-0-7636-2686-0

September 11, 2001
HC: 978-0-7636-1949-7

New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Books
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
HC: 978-0-7636-2161-2

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
HC: 978-0-7636-2589-4 PB: 978-0-7636-4783-4 Digest PB: 978-0-7636-4367-6

Stompin’ at the Savoy
HC: 978-0-7636-2244-2

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
HC: 978-0-7636-2950-2 PB: 978-0-7636-4626-4

Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction Winner
The Storm in the Barn
HC: 978-0-7636-3618-0 PB: 978-0-7636-5290-6

Twelve Rounds to Glory
HC: 978-0-7636-1692-2 PB: 978-0-7636-5002-5

Because of Winn-Dixie
HC: 978-0-7636-0776-0 PB: 978-0-7636-4432-1

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs
HC: 978-0-7636-2228-2

NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Archie’s War
HC: 978-0-7636-3532-9

A Voice of Her Own
PB: 978-0-7636-2878-9

War Is . . .
HC: 978-0-7636-3625-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4231-0

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs
HC: 978-0-7636-2228-2

Hello Twins
HC: 978-0-7636-3003-4 PB: 978-0-7636-3922-8

At the End of Words
HC: 978-0-7636-1854-4

Leon and Bob
PB: 978-0-7636-2686-0

When Jessie Came Across the Sea
PB: 978-0-7636-1274-0

Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6

Castle Diary
PB: 978-0-7636-2164-3

My Very First Mother Goose
HC: 978-156402-620-0

Without Warning
HC: 978-0-7636-3338-7

Guess How Much I Love You
HC: 978-0-7636-4175-7 BB: 978-0-7636-4264-8 Boxed Set: 978-0-7636-1942-8

Dadblamed Union Army Cow
HC: 978-0-7636-2263-3

A Poke in the I
PB: 978-0-7636-2376-0

Here Comes Mother Goose
HC: 978-0-7636-0683-1

Darby
PB: 978-0-7636-2290-9

This Little Chick
HC: 978-0-7636-1716-5

I Kissed The Baby!
BB: 978-0-7636-2443-9

Delivering Justice
HC: 978-0-7636-2592-4 PB: 978-0-7636-3880-1

Yummy
HC: 978-0-7636-4474-1

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Backlist Seasonal Titles
Valentine’s Day
April is Poetry Month

Poetry Month

Guess How Much I Love You
HC: 978-0-7636-4175-7 $16.99/$20.00 CAN Boxed Set: 978-0-7636-1942-8 $12.99/$16.00 CAN BB: 978-0-7636-4264-8 $7.99/$9.00 CAN

Maisy’s Valentine Sticker Book
PB: 978-0-7636-2713-3 $3.99/$4.50 CAN

African Acrostics
HC: 978-0-7636-3621-0 $17.99/$21.00 CAN

A Foot in the Mouth
HC: 978-0-7636-0663-3 $17.99/$21.00 CAN

Mother Goose’s Little Treasures
HC: 978-0-7636-3655-5 $17.99/$22.50 CAN

Here’s a Little Poem Never Too Little to Love
HC: 978-0-7636-2267-1 $12.99/$15.50 CAN

Classic Poetry
PB: 978-0-7636-4210-5 $12.99/$14.50 CAN

HC: 978-0-7636-3141-3 $21.99/$24.00 CAN

A Poke in the I
PB: 978-0-7636-2376-0 $7.99/$9.00 CAN

Guess How Much I Love You Sweetheart Edition
HC: 978-0-7636-4913-5 $12.00/$14.00 CAN

A Kick in the Head With Love from Maisy
Mini HC: 978-0-7636-3539-8 $4.99/$6.50 CAN HC: 978-0-7636-0662-6

The Cuckoo’s Haiku
HC: 978-0-7636-3049-2 $17.99/$20.00 CAN

$17.99/$25.99 CAN PB: 978-0-7636-4132-0 $9.99/$11.00 CAN

Twelve Rounds to Glory
HC: 978-0-7636-1692-2 $19.99/$25.00 CAN PB: 978-0-7636-5002-5 $10.99/$13.00 CAN

Hug
PB: 978-0-7636-4510-6 $3.99/$4.50 CAN BB: 978-0-7636-1576-5 $6.99/$9.00 CAN

April 24, 2011

Easter

Bunny My Honey
PB: 978-0-7636-3217-5 $4.99/$6.99 CAN BB: 978-0-7636-4645-5 $7.99/$10.00 CAN

Hop!
BB: 978-0-7636-4879-4 $5.99/$7.00 CAN

Maisy’s Easter Paint Book
PB: 978-0-7636-2622-8 $3.99/$4.50 CAN

Quack!
BB: 978-0-7636-4880-0 $5.99/$7.00 CAN

Love and Kisses
PB: 978-0-7636-2011-0 $3.99/$4.50 CAN BB: 978-0-7636-0674-9 $6.99/$9.00 CAN

Happy Easter, Maisy!
BB: 978-0-7636-3230-4 $4.99/$5.50 CAN

Maisy’s Easter Egg Hunt
PB: 978-0-7636-2071-4 $3.99/$4.50 CAN

Nine Ducks Nine
PB: 978-0-7636-3816-0 $3.99/$4.50 CAN
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Backlist Seasonal Titles
April 22, 2011

Earth Day

May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
HC: 978-0-7636-4144-3 $15.99/$17.50 CAN

Judy Moody Saves the World!
PB: 978-0-7636-4859-6 $5.99/$7.00 CAN

Always
HC: 978-0-7636-3232-8 $15.99/$17.50 CAN

Guess How Much I Love You
HC: 978-0-7636-4175-7 $16.99/$20.00 CAN BB: 978-0-7636-4264-8 $7.99/$9.00 CAN

31 Ways to Change the World
PB: 978-0-7636-4506-9 $8.99/$12.00 CAN

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone
PB: 978-0-7636-2611-2 $6.99/$7.50 CAN

If I Could
HC: 978-0-7636-4342-3 $15.99/$17.50 CAN

Mommy, Do You Love Me?
HC: 978-0-7636-3470-4 $15.99/$18.00 CAN

I Love Mommy We Are the Weather Makers
PB: 978-0-7636-4656-1 $9.99 HC: 978-0-7636-2216-9 $8.99/$10.00 CAN

A Present for Mom
PB: 978-0-7636-2692-1 $5.99/$8.99/ CAN

June 19, 2011

Father’s Day

Bag in the Wind
HC: 978-0-7636-3001-0 $17.99/$23.00 CAN

Dad and Pop
HC: 978-0-7636-3379-0 $15.99/$20.00

My Dad Is Awesome
HC: 978-0-7636-2056-1 $5.99/$8.99 CAN

Piggy and Dad
PB: 978-0-7636-1327-3 $5.99/$7.00 CAN

Illustrationcopyright © 2008 by Melanie Walsh

PB: 978-0-7636-4796-4 $7.99/$11.00 CAN

I Love Daddy
HC: 978-0-7636-2217-6 $8.99/$10.00 CAN

My Father the Dog
PB: 978-0-7636-3077-5 $6.99/$8.50 CAN

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Clarice Bean, What Planet Are You From?

Summer Reading

Adam Canfield of the Slash
PB: 978-0-7636-2794-2

Boy Proof
PB: 978-0-7636-2796-6

The Knife of Never Letting Go
PB: 978-0-7636-4576-2

A Drowned Maiden’s Hair
PB: 978-0-7636-3812-2

Feed
PB: 978-0-7636-2259-6

The Ghosts of Kerfol Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle
PB: 978-0-7636-3044-7

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
PB: 978-0-7636-4382-9

PB: 978-0-7636-4825-1

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
PB: 978-0-7636-2788-1

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
PB: 978-0-7636-2091-2

The Gold-Threaded Dress
PB: 978-0-7636-2993-9

Because of Winn-Dixie
PB: 978-0-7636-4432-1

Summer Fun! Box
Boxed Set: 978-0-7636-5061-2

Brand New Readers

Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way!
PB: 978-0-7636-4294-5

The Tail of Emily Windsnap
PB: 978-0-7636-2811-6 Houndsley and Catina

Plink and Plunk

PB: 978-0-7636-4739-1

Bink & Gollie
HC: 978-0-7636-3266-3

Burger Wuss
PB: 978-0-7636-3178-9

The Dragon of Lonely Island
PB: 978-0-7636-2805-5

Eternal
PB: 978-0-7636-4773-5

Keeper
PB: 978-0-7636-3286-1

The Book of Story Beginnings
PB: 978-0-7636-3419-3

Chameleon
PB: 978-0-7636-3085-0

The Dragon of Trelian
PB: 978-0-7636-3455-1

Tantalize
PB: 978-0-7636-4059-0

Little Klein
PB: 978-0-7636-4338-6

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Summer Reading

The Magician’s Elephant
PB: 978-0-7636-5298-2

The Riddle
PB: 978-0-7636-3414-8

Stoner & Spaz
PB: 978-0-7636-2150-6

The Sisters Club
PB: 978-0-7636-3251-9

The Tiger Rising
PB: 978-0-7636-1898-8

Strays Mercy Watson to the Rescue
PB: 978-0-7636-4504-5

Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister
PB: 978-0-7636-4596-0

PB: 978-0-7636-4377-5

Virus on Orbis 1
PB: 978-0-7636-3638-8

The Softwire

War Is . . .
PB: 978-0-7636-4231-0

Surrender
PB: 978-0-7636-3423-0

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
PB: 978-0-7636-4505-2

Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker’s Daughter
PB: 978-0-7636-4829-9

The Tale of Despereaux
PB: 978-0-7636-2529-0

What-the-Dickens
PB: 978-0-7636-4147-4

Swim the Fly
PB: 978-0-7636-4776-6

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
PB: 978-0-7636-4783-4

Shark Girl
PB: 978-0-7636-4627-1

The Uninvited
PB: 978-0-7636-4826-8

Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection
PB: 978-0-7636-3951-8

Tamar
PB: 978-0-7636-4063-7

A Stone in My Hand The Naming
PB: 978-0-7636-3162-8 PB: 978-0-7636-4772-8

Thirsty The Pig Scrolls
PB: 978-0-7636-3302-8 PB: 978-0-7636-3895-5

Witch Child
PB: 978-0-7636-4228-0

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Picture Books — Hardcover Argus, 6 Because of You: A Book of Kindness, 56 Can We Save the Tiger?, 12 Cars Galore, 31 Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, 74–75 Good Night, Little Bunny: A Changing-Picture Book, 105 Great Bear, The, 77 How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food, 71 Hurry Down to Derry Fair, 66 I’ll Be There, 31 If I Never Forever Endeavor, 51 Ladder to the Moon, 52–53 Maisy Goes to the City, 85 Mitchell’s License, 54–55 My Side of the Car, 50 No One But You, 62–63 Passing the Music Down, 67 Place to Call Home, A, 76 Primer about the Flag, A, 34 Queen of France, The, 32 Rain Train, The, 29 Silk & Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider, 13 Slightly Invisible, 64–65 Tell Me the Day Backwards, 30 Tía Isa Wants a Car, 70 Walk in London, A, 68 When Martha’s Away, 7 World Champion of Staying Awake, The, 61 Yellow House, The, 35 Picture Books — Paperback And Then Comes Halloween, 128 Handa’s Surprise, 120 Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little, 121 Lady Liberty: A Biography, 127 Mudball, 116 Oscar and the Bird: A Book About Electricity, 117 Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things We Use, 117 Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable, 121 Previously, 126 Some Things Are Scary, 128 Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase, 89 Poetry Primer about the Flag, A, 34 Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto, 23 Sesame Street Brand New Readers: Big Bird at Home, 10 Brand New Readers: Elmo and His Friends, 11 Young Adult Fiction — Hardcover Anti-Prom, The, 60 Belladonna, 73 Blessed, 24–25 Blink & Caution, 46–47 Bloodline Rising, 43 How to Be a Werewolf: The Claws-on Guide for the Modern Lycanthrope, 28 Piper’s Son, The, 48–49 Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto, 23 Sister Mischief, 81 What Comes After, 59 Wonderland, 21 Young Adult Fiction — Paperback Agency, The: A Spy in the House, 118 Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots, 126 Down Sand Mountain, 123 Eli the Good, 119 Exposure, 125 Punkzilla, 115

Activity Books MoshiMoshiKawaii: Where Is Strawberry, Moshi?, 8 Where’s Waldo? The Phenomenal Postcard Book, 88 Anthologies Greek Myths (Turnbull), 39 Greek Myths (Williams), 116 Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court, 17 Big Book Handa’s Surprise, 120 Board Books Bears on Chairs, 9 Flip, Flap, Fly! A Book for Babies Everywhere, 9 Go, Maisy, Go!, 84 Guess How Much I Love You: Little Library, 83 I Like Toys, 106 I Like Vegetables, 107 Maisy’s First Clock, 85 Maisy’s Seasons, 84 Brand New Readers Big Bird at Home, 10 Elmo and His Friends, 11 Crossover Fiction Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume I, The: The Pox Party, 26 Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume II, The: The Kingdom on the Waves, 27 Early Readers Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, 102 Benny and Penny in The Big No-No!, 102 Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker, 102 Jack and the Box, 101 Little Mouse Gets Ready, 101 Luke on the Loose, 102 Mo and Jo in Fighting Together Forever, 103 Otto’s Orange Day, 103 Patrick in A Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Other Stories, 100 Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons, 101 Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today, 99 Stinky, 102 Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, 103 First Chapter Book s— Hardcover Daisy Dawson at the Beach, 57 Joe and Sparky, Superstars!, 40 First Chapter Books — Paperback Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes, 87 Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig, 86 Gift Books Because of You: A Book of Kindness, 56 Ladder to the Moon, 52–53 No One But You, 62–63 Tiger Rising, The, 19 Where’s Waldo? The Phenomenal Postcard Book, 88 Graphic Novel Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur, 45 Illustrated Middle-Grade Fiction — Hardcover Flight of the Dragons, The: The Fourth Tale from the Five Kingdoms, 80 Samurai Kids: Owl Ninja, 18 Slog’s Dad, 20 Stink: The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown, 90 Illustrated Middle-Grade Fiction — Paperback Dragon’s Apprentice, The: The Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 3, 79 Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret, 96 Magician’s Elephant, The, 124 My Dad’s a Birdman, 123 Samurai Kids: White Crane, 127 Stink: Solar System Superhero, 91 Illustrated Middle-Grade Nonfiction Gaia Warriors, 38 Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union, The, 15 Maisy’s First Experience Books Maisy Goes to the City, 85 Maisy’s First Clock, 85

Middle-Grade Fiction — Hardcover Ask Amy Green: Summer Secrets, 42 Luck of the Buttons, The, 58 Sisters Club, The: Cloudy with a Chance of Boys, 41 Small As an Elephant, 44 Tiger Rising, The, 19 Visconti House, The, 22 Middle-Grade Fiction — Paperback Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble, 118 Drowned Maiden’s Hair, A, 122 Movie Tie-ins Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Novelization, 94 Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer: The Poop Picnic, 95 Judy Moody Goes to Hollywood, 95 Judy Moody Mega-Rare NOT Bummer Summer Dare, The, 95 So You Want to Catch a Bigfoot!, 94 Multimedia Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?, 129 Farmer Duck, 129 Tucker’s Spooky Halloween, 129 Nonfiction — Hardcover Can We Save the Tiger?, 12 How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food, 73 How the Weather Works, A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate, 108 Let’s Look at Dinosaurs, 72 Primer about the Flag, A, 34 Silk & Venom, Searching for a Dangerous Spider, 13 Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union, The, 15 Terezín, Voices from the Holocaust, 14 Walk in London, A, 68 Nonfiction — Paperback Gaia Warriors, 38 Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little, 121 Lady Liberty: A Biography, 127 Oscar and the Bird: A Book About Electricity, 117 Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things We Use, 117 Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable, 121 Nonfiction Picture Books — Hardcover Can We Save the Tiger?, 12 How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food, 71 How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate, 108 Primer about the Flag, A, 34 Silk & Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider, 13 Walk in London, A, 68 Nonfiction Picture Books — Paperback Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little, 121 Lady Liberty: A Biography, 127 Oscar and the Bird: A Book About Electricity, 117 Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things We Use, 117 Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable, 121 Novelty Encyclopedia Mythologica: Dragons and Monsters, 36–37 Good Night, Little Bunny: A Changing-Picture Book, 105 How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate, 108 I Spy with My Little Eye, 109 Into the Unknown, How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air, 16 Let’s Look at Dinosaurs, 72 London: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape, 69 Maisy’s First Clock, 85 Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book, 85 Marco Polo: History’s Great Adventurer, 112 StoryWorld: Fairy Magic: Create-A-Story Kit, 110 StoryWorld: Stories of the Sea: Create-A-Story Kit, 110 What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?, 78 Where’s Waldo? The Phenomenal Postcard Book, 88

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I   I Like Toys, 106 I Like Vegetables, 107 I Spy with My Little Eye, 109 I’ll Be There, 31 If I Never Forever Endeavor, 51 Ingman, Bruce, 7, 126 Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their  Way by Land, Sea, and Air, 16 J   Jack and the Box, 101 Jacobson, Jennifer Richard, 44 James, Rhian Nest, 18, 127 Janeczko, Paul B., 23 Jenkins, Martin, 12 Jeram, Anita, 83 Joe and Sparky, Superstars!, 40 Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer  Novelization, 94 Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer: The Poop  Picnic, 95 Judy Moody Goes to Hollywood, 95 Judy Moody Mega-Rare NOT Bummer Summer Dare,  The, 95 Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little  Animals Are Little, 121 K   Kessler, Liz, 96, 97 Knight, Christopher G., 13 Knudsen, Michelle, 6 Kwiat, Ernie, 10 L   Ladder to the Moon, 52–53 Lady Liberty: A Biography, 127 Lamb, Albert, 30 Lasky, Kathryn, 13 Layton, Neal, 121 Lee, Tony, 45 Lee, Virginia, 111 Lee, Y. S., 118 Let’s Look at Dinosaurs, 72 Liao, Jimmy, 61 Little Mouse Gets Ready, 101 Loeffler, Trade, 103 London: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape, 69 Lovelock, Brian, 29 Lovelock, James, 38 Luck of the Buttons, The, 58 Luke on the Loose, 102 Lynch, Jay, 103 Lynch, P.J., 15, 62–63 M   MacDonald Denton, Kady, 32 Magician’s Elephant, The, 124 Maisy Goes to the City, 85 Maisy’s First Clock, 85 Maisy’s Seasons, 84 Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book, 85 Marchetta, Melina, 48–49 Marco Polo: History’s Great Adventurer, 112

Author/Editor — bold Illustrator/Photographer — bold italic Title — italic A   Agency, The: A Spy in the House, 118 Ahlberg, Allan, 126 Almond, David, 20, 123 And Then Comes Halloween, 128 Anderson, M. T., 26, 27 Anderson, Wayne, 110, 111 Anti-Prom, The, 60 Argus, 6 Aronson, Mark, 17 Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble, 118 Ask Amy Green: Summer Secrets, 42 Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume I, The:   The Pox Party, 26 Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume II, The:  The Kingdom on the Waves, 27 B   Barry, Frances, 72 Bears on Chairs, 9 Because of You: A Book of Kindness, 56 Bell, Marvin, 34 Belladonna, 73 Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, 102 Benny and Penny in The Big No-No!, 102 Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker, 102 Biesty, Stephen, 16 Big Bird at Home, 10 Blessed, 24–25 Blink & Caution, 46–47 Bliss, Harry, 102 Bloodline Rising, 43 Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots, 126 Brannon, Tom, 11 Brenner, Tom, 128 Browne, Eileen, 120 Butler, John, 105 Butterworth, Chris, 71 C   Cammuso, Frank, 103 Can We Save the Tiger?, 12 Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?, 129 Carrel, Douglas, 79 Cars Galore, 33 Chaconas, Dori, 66 Child, Lauren, 64–65 Cousins, Lucy, 84, 85 Craig, Helen, 35 Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, 74–75 D   Daisy Dawson at the Beach, 57 Davies, Nicola, 38, 121 Davis, Eleanor, 102 de Roo, Elena, 29 Deacon, Alexis, 76 DiCamillo, Kate, 19, 86, 87, 124

Dillon, Patrick, 15 Dorion, Christiane, 108 Down Sand Mountain, 123 Dragon’s Apprentice, The: The Dragonology Chronicles,  Volume 3, 79 Drowned Maiden’s Hair, A, 122 Dunbar, Polly, 123 Durand, Hallie, 54-55 E   Edgar, Elsbeth, 22 Eli the Good, 119 Elmo and His Friends, 11 Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret, 96 Encyclopedia Mythologica: Dragons and Monsters, 36–37 Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur, 45 Exposure, 125 F   Farmer Duck, 129 Feiffer, Jules, 50, 128 Feiffer, Kate, 50 Finn, Mary, 73 Firth, Barbara, 129 Flight of the Dragons, The: The Fourth Tale from the Five  Kingdoms, 80 Flip, Flap, Fly! A Book for Babies Everywhere, 9 French, Vivian, 80 Fucile, Tony, 54–55 Fussell, Sandy, 18, 127 G   Gaggiotti, Lucia, 71 Gaia Warriors, 38 Gibbs, Edward, 109 Gleeson, Libby, 77 Go, Maisy, Go!, 84 Good Night Little Bunny, A Changing-Picture Book, 105 Goode, Laura, 81 Great Bear, The, 77 Greder, Armin, 77 Greek Myths (Turnbull), 39 Greek Myths (Williams), 116 Guess How Much I Love You: Little Library, 83 H   Handa’s Surprise, 120 Handford, Martin, 88, 89 Harrison, Matilda, 110 Hart, Sam, 45 Haspiel, Dean, 103 Hawkins, Emily, 105 Hayes, Geoffrey, 100, 102 Heide, Florence Parry, 128 Hennessy, B.G., 56 Hood, Philip, 111 House, Silas, 119 How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food, 71 How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our  Changing Climate, 108 How to Be a Werewolf: The Claws-on Guide for the  Modern Lycanthrope, 28 Hurry Down to Derry Fair, 66

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Matthews, Caitlín, 110, 111 Matthews, John, 110, 111 McBratney, Sam, 83 McDonald, Abby, 60, 126 McDonald, Megan, 41, 90, 91, 92, 94 McFarlane, Debra, 110 McGuirk, Leslie, 129 McMenemy, Sarah, 69 McPhail, David, 30 Meade, Holly, 128 Meade, Holly, 51 Medina, Meg, 70 Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig, 86 Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes, 87 Meserve, Jessica, 57 Michalak, Jamie, 40, 95 Mitchell’s License, 54–55 Mo and Jo in Fighting Together Forever, 103 Morales, Yuyi, 52–53 Moran, Katy, 43 Morrison, Blake, 35 MoshiMoshiKawaii: Where Is Strawberry Moshi?, 8 Mudball, 116 Muñoz, Claudio, 70 Murphy, Kelly, 74–75 Murphy, Mary, 71 My Dad’s a Birdman, 123 My Side of the Car, 50 N Nadin, Joanna, 21 Nakata, Hiroe, 56 No One But You, 62–63 O Oscar and the Bird: A Book About Electricity, 117 Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things We Use, 117 Otto’s Orange Day, 103 Oxenbury, Helen, 129 P Palin, Nicki, 111 Parenteau, Shirley, 9 Passing the Music Down, 67 Patrick in A Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Other Stories, 100 Peet, Mal, 125 Penney, Ian, 110 Phelan, Matt, 31 Pick-Up Game, A Full Day of Full Court, 17 Piper’s Son, The, 48–49 Place to Call Home, A, 76 Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable, 121 Previously, 126 Primer about the Flag, A, 34 Punkzilla, 115 Q Queen of France, The, 32 R Rain Train, The, 29 Rapp, Adam, 115 Rappaport, Doreen, 127

Raschka, Chris, 34 Reinhart, Matthew, 36–37 Remkiewicz, Frank, 40 Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto, 23 Reynolds, Peter H., 90, 91 Root, Barry, 67 Root, Phyllis, 9 Rosentiehl, Agnès, 99, 101 Ross, Stewart, 16 Rubbino, Salvatore, 68 S Sabuda, Robert, 36–37 Samurai Kids: Owl Ninja, 18 Samurai Kids: White Crane, 127 Schlitz, Laura Amy, 122 Schwarz, Viviane, 76 Sesame Workshop, 10, 11 Sharratt, Nick, 78 Silk & Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider, 13 Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons, 101 Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today?, 99 Siminovich, Lorena, 106, 107 Sister Mischief, 81 Sisters Club, The: Cloudy with a Chance of Boys, 41 Slightly Invisible, 64–65 Slog’s Dad, 20 Small as an Elephant, 44 Smith, Charles R., Jr., 17 Smith, Cynthia Leitich, 24–25 Smith, Jeff, 101 So You Want to Catch a Bigfoot!, 94 Soetoro-Ng, Maya, 52–53 Some Things Are Scary, 128 Spiegelman, Art, 101 Spiegelman, Nadja, 103 Staake, Bob, 33 Steer, Dugald A., 79 Stein, Peter, 33 Stink: The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown, 90 Stink: Solar System Superhero, 91 Stinky, 102 Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the  European Union, The, 15 StoryWorld: Fairy Magic, Create-A-Story Kit, 110 StoryWorld: Stories of the Sea, Create-A-Story Kit, 111 Stott, Ann, 31 Sullivan, Sarah, 67 T Tanaka, Yoko, 124 Tavares, Matt, 116 Tavares, Matt, 127 Taylor, Sean, 61 Tell Me the Day Backwards, 30 Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust, 14 Thomson, Ruth, 14 Tía Isa Wants a Car, 70 Tiger Rising, The, 19 Tomic, Tomislav, 110, 111 ˇ Tucker’s Spooky Halloween, 129 Turnbull, Ann, 39 Twist, Clint, 112 Tyler, Gillian, 66

V Valentino, Serena, 28 Van Dusen, Chris, 86, 87 Visconti House, The, 22 Voake, Steve, 57 W Waddell, Martin, 129 Wadham, Tim, 32 Walk in London, A, 68 Walker, David, 9 Waring, Geoff, 117 Watkins, Steve, 59, 123 Webb, Sarah, 42, 118 Wesson, Andréa, 6 What Comes After, 59 What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?, 78 When Martha’s Away, 7 Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase, 89 Where’s Waldo? The Phenomenal Postcard Book, 88 White, Vicky, 12 Williams, Marcia, 116 Wonderland, 21 Wood, Douglas, 62–63 World Champion of Staying Awake, The, 61 Wynne-Jones, Tim, 46–47 Y Yellow House, The, 35 Ylvisaker, Anne, 58 Yolen, Jane, 74–75 Young, Beverley, 108 Young, Sarah, 39 Z Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, 103

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