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1001 Inventions 3DTotal Publishing AK Press Akashic Books Alice James Books Alyson Books Anvil Press Archipelago Books Arsenal Pulp Press ArtNetwork Aunt Lute Books Aztext Press Ballistic Publishing Behler Publications Bellevue Literary Press Biblioasis Bilingual Readers BIS Publishers Bitter Lemon Press Black Balloon Publishing Black Rose Books BOA Editions, Ltd. Breakaway Books Bywater Books CALYX Books Centipede Press Child Heroes Publishing Chin Music Press Cinco Puntos Press City Lights Publishers Coach House Books Coffee House Press Common Courage Press Contrasto Copper Canyon Press de.Mo Design Limited Dewi Lewis Publishing Dialogue The Disinformation Company Dzanc Books

The Eighth Mountain Press Enchanted Lion Books Enigma Books Etruscan Press Exterminating Angel Press The Feminist Press at CUNY Fence Books Feral House Five Ties Publishing Frame Publishers Fulcrum Publishing Gentle Path Press GLAS New Russian Writing Green Integer Gryphon House The Gryphon Press Haus Publishing Haymarket Books Helter Skelter Publishing Holy Cow! Press Ig Publishing Image Continuum Press Immedium Imperfect Publishing Joshua Odell Editions Kehrer Verlag Kube Publishing Ltd Leapfrog Press Long River Press LoudMouth Press Lumen Books The Magenta Foundation Manic D Press Marion Boyars Publishers, Ltd. Mathew Price Ltd. MCCM Creations Milo Books Monkfish Book Publishing Monster Girl Media

New Internationalist New Rivers Press New Society Publishers New Village Press Nicolo Whimsey Press Nobrow Press Nortia Press Ocean Press Old Street Publishing Paris Press Paul Dry Books Process Profile Books Promopress Pushkin Press Redleaf Press Saqi Books Sarabande Books Serpent’s Tail Small Beer Press South End Press Stone Bridge Press Talonbooks Telegram Theatre Communications Group Totem Books Trellis Publishing Turtle Point Press Two Dollar Radio Umbrage Editions Wave Books White Pine Press Whitelines® Windhorse Publications Zephyr Press

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Congratulations to all our award winners!
2011 Bankstreet Best Children’s Book of the Year
Saltypie
A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light Tim Tingle Illustrated by Karen Clarkson Cinco Puntos Press Trade Cloth US $17.95 CAN $19.50 978-1-933693-67-5 USC

2011 Junior Library Guild Selection
The Coyote Under the Table / El coyote debajo de la mesa
Folk Tales Told in Spanish and English Joe Hayes Illustrated by Antonio Castro L. Cinco Puntos Press Trade Paper US $12.95 CAN$14.50 978-1-935955-06-1 USC

2011 IndieBound Kids’ Next Inspired Reccomendation for Kids
Fox and Hen Together
Béatrice Rodriguez Enchanted Lion Books Trade Cloth US $14.95 CAN $17.95 978-1-59270-109-4 USC

2011 IndieBound Kids’ Next Inspired Reccomendation for Kids
In the Meadow
Yukiko Kato Illustrated by Komako Sakai Enchanted Lion Books Trade Cloth US $14.95 CAN $17.95 978-1-59270-108-7 W*

2011 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Commended Title
César Chávez
A Photographic Essay Ilan Stavans Cinco Puntos Press Trade Paper US $13.95 CAN $14.95 978-1-933693-22-4 USC

Recent Award Winners and Finalists

Akashic Books..............................................................................................................................1 Bilingual Readers ........................................................................................................................ 3 Cinco Puntos Press ...................................................................................................................... 5 Enchanted Lion Books .................................................................................................................. 7 Fulcrum Publishing .................................................................................................................... 13 The Gryphon Press ..................................................................................................................... 15 Kube Publishing Ltd ................................................................................................................... 17 Long River Press ........................................................................................................................ 19 *Nobrow Press ........................................................................................................................... 21 Small Beer Press .........................................................................................................................27 Stone Bridge Press ..................................................................................................................... 29

Distributed Children’s Publishers ................................................................................................... 31 Index by Title ............................................................................................................................33 Index by Primary Subject ............................................................................................................. 34

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Akashic Books Seriously, Just Go to Sleep
Adam Mansbach
Illustrated by Ricardo Cortés
Critical praise for the original Go the Fuck to Sleep, a number one bestseller at: The New York Times, Amazon.com, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and many more: “Incredibly appealing.”—National Public Radio “A parenting zeitgeist. . . . A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern ‘parenting’ market.”—The Washington Post The one shortcoming of the instant international bestseller and cultural phenomenon Go the Fuck to Sleep is that children cannot join in the fun. That problem has now been remedied with a 100 percent child-friendly alternate version. As parents know, young children are well aware of the difficulty of getting them to bed. Seriously, Just Go to Sleep lets them relish their own mischievousness, recognize their own tactics, and, most importantly, allows children and parents to joke with one another about one of the most stressful elements of a parent’s life: getting his or her child to sleep. Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Granta, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010–2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three. Ricardo Cortés has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, The Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, and on The O’Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is working on a book about the history of Coca-Cola and cocaine.
The 100 percent kid-friendly, G-rated version of the #1 New York Times best-selling classic parental bedtime book, Go the Fuck to Sleep.

JUVENILE FICTION April 11 x 8¼ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 978-1-61775-078-6 USLA*  (includes Canada) Ages 1 to 10

Marketing Plans
75,000-copy print run Advance reader copies N •    ational TV and radio campaign  •    ational print and online campaign  N •    ocial media campaign S •    arly, extensive, and ongoing bookseller  E outreach •    xtensive touring across United States E

Author Events
Los Angeles, CA • San Francisco, CA •  Boston, MA • New York, NY Author Hometown: Berkeley, CA  Illustrator Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

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Selected Backlist from Akashic Books

Hairstyles of the Damned
Joe Meno
FICTION 5¼ x 7½ | 278 pp Trade Paper US $13.95 | CAN $17.00 978-1-888451-70-2 USLA*  (includes Canada) Ages 14 and up

The Boy Detective Fails
Joe Meno
FICTION 5½ x 7½ | 320 pp Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 978-1-933354-10-1 USLA*  (includes Canada) Ages 14 and up

Fighting in the Shade
Sterling Watson
FICTION 6 x 8 | 330 pp Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.00 978-1-936070-98-5 USLA*  (includes Canada) Ages 14 and up

Wingshooters
Nina Revoyr
FICTION 5¼ x 8¼ | 230 pp Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.50 978-1-936070-71-8 USLA*  (includes Canada) Ages 14 and up

The Brothers’ Lot
Kevin Holohan
FICTION 5¼ x 8¼ | 320 pp Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $19.00 978-1-936070-91-6 USLA* (includes Canada) Ages 14 and up

The Warmest December
Foreword by James Frey
FICTION 5¼ x 8¼ | 288 pp Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.95 978-1-61775-035-9 USLA*  (includes Canada) Ages 14 and up

Bernice L. McFadden

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Bilingual Readers Marina and the Little Green Boy: In the City / Marina y el niño verde: en la ciudad
Antonio Vicente
Illustrated by Miguel Ordóñez
In this entertaining new book the little green boy finally convinces Marina’s family to take him out on the town. After deciding on an appropriate disguise, Papa and Marina help the little green boy discover the wonders of city life. At first he is afraid of the noise and bustle of the city, but with his family’s help the little green boy finds the courage to get on the bus and try new things. He sees where Papa works, plays on the swings, rides in a spaceship at the fair, and even sheds a tear when Papa and Marina take him to see a film about aliens. Children and parents alike will have a great time learning about city life with the little green boy and his new family. Antonio Vicente has taught creative writing to both children and adults and has given numerous conferences to teachers on the educational value of stories. He is the author of La pulga Leocadia (Leocadia the Flea), a storybook with activities for blind children. Miguel Ordóñez’s illustrations have appeared in publications such as the Herald Tribune, Elle magazine (France), and El País (Spain). He has also illustrated numerous books for Hachette, Grupo Santillana, RBA, and Edelvives.
JUVENILE FICTION April Marina and the Little Green Boy Series 7⅛ x 7⅛ | 32 pp 32 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $11.95 | CAN $12.95 978-84-937273-5-2 USC Spanish bilingual Ages 4 to 8

The second book in this hilarious new bilingual series teaches children how being different can be a lot of fun.

Also Available

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Advance reader copies N •    ational print and online campaign •    ocial media campaign S •    utreach to librarians and Latino media O

Marina and the Little Green Boy /  Marina y el niño verde Antonio Vicente Illustrations by Miguel Ordóñez JUVENILE FICTION Marina and the Little Green Boy Series 7⅛ x 7⅛ | 32 pp 32 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $11.95 | CAN $12.95 978-84-937273-4-5 USC Spanish bilingual Ages 4 to 8

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Bilingual Readers Beauty Salon / Salón de belleza
Veronica Lassenius

Frida and Max are two curious, young friends who live at the Fungi House, a fascinating underground world full of surprises. In this book Frida and Max visit their neighbor Julia’s beauty salon, where she takes care of people’s hair, skin, hands, and feet. The beauty salon is full of amazing tools like hair dryers, nail scissors, combs, flattening irons, and nail files, and Max and Frida have a great time helping Julia with her work. They also learn important facts about hygiene, such as why feet are sometimes smelly and what to do to make them smell clean again. Each book in this exciting new series gives children an up close and personal look at the Fungi neighbors and their professions. Children will have a blast learning about the neighbors’ day-to-day activities and they’ll even learn a few tricks to try at home! Veronica Lassenius received a degree in graphic design from the ENSBA in Nancy, France. Veronica’s TV series Saari aired on the Disney Channel. Her work has been selected for such prestigious festivals as Annecy 2009 and the Chicago International Children’s Festival.
The first bilingual flip book in a series that helps children explore different professions with two friends named Max and Frida.

JUVENILE FICTION May A Paperback Original Fungi 5⅛ x 8¼ | 80 pp 80 color illustrations Trade Paper US $9.95 | CAN $10.95 978-84-92968-06-0 USC Spanish bilingual Ages 6 to 10

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Cinco Puntos Press Conspiracy Girl
Karen Chacek
Illustrated by Abraham Balcázar

Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and Iron Maiden all sang about the seventh son of the seventh son. And about Nina, an only child born on the sixth day of the sixth month? Not so much. Girls aren’t heroic figures, the stuff of songs and legends. Even if they possess many talents. A dad that died young. A mom that runs away. A keen eye for conspiracies. See that flock of birds over there? Looks pretty normal, right? But Nina sees right through their mangy feathers and divines their plot to end the world in a nuclear ball of white noise. What to do? Save the world armed only with a box of cereal? Perhaps. Críticas notes that “the book encourages children to speak up, even when adults are not noticing what is happening around them or the harm they are causing.” Karen Chacek was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on a Saturday in July. She grew up with comic books, soap operas, science fiction, and fantasy books. These days she makes a living by writing all those things and more. She likes long walks in public parks, cloudy skies, insects, cats, underground tunnels, and dystopias. Abraham Balcázar is an illustrator based in Mexico City, Mexico.
Nina Complot is going to save the world from the filthy feathered fleabags who plan to destroy it.

JUVENILE FICTION July A Paperback Original 7 x 9 | 72 pp Duotone illustrations throughout Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50 978-1-935955-07-8 USC Ages 12 and up

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies N •    ational print and online campaign •    uthor blog tour A •    osters and stickers available P

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Cinco Puntos Press The Lovesick Skunk
Joe Hayes
Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
“Move over Pepé Le Pew: A pair of black-and-white high-top sneakers become the love interest of a skunk—much to the chagrin of the boy who’s wearing them.”—Los Angeles Times Joe Hayes delivers another hilarious tall tale drawn from, or so he claims, his own childhood. A camping trip with his best friend leads to a new girlfriend. For his shoes!
JUVENILE FICTION April First Trade Paper Edition 8½ x 11½ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Paper US $7.95 | CAN $8.95 978-1-935955-31-3 USC Ages 4 to 8 eBook ISBN: 978-1-935955-01-6 USC Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-933693-81-1

Love stinks! A Joe Hayes tall tale.

Author Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

The Bee Tree
Stephen Buchmann and Diana Cohn
Illustrated by Paul Mirocha
“A stunning children’s picturebook.”—Midwest Book Review The Bee Tree tells the magical story of a honey hunt in the dense rainforest of Malaysia. The story is narrated by Nizam, a young boy whose grandfather Pak Teh is the leader of the honey hunting clan, the one who has the honor of climbing up the 120-foot tualang tree in the annual honey hunt. But Pak Teh is getting older and is now ready to prepare someone to take his place. He believes that Nizam is the one.
JUVENILE NONFICTION April First Trade Paper Edition 8 x 11 | 40 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Paper US $8.95 | CAN $9.95 978-1-935955-14-6 USC Ages 7 to 11

A story of bees, honey, and a grandfather in Malaysia teaching his grandson honeygathering in the tall Tualang Tree.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-933693-39-2 USC

Author Hometowns: Tucson, AZ / San Francisco, CA

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Enchanted Lion Books Little Bird
Germano Zullo
Illustrated by Albertine

A man drives his truck up to a cliff’s edge. Unable to go any further, he opens the back door of his truck and a flock of birds flies out, but as the man soon discovers, a small timid bird remains. Surprised and delighted, the man acts kindly towards the bird and an intimacy develops. After lunch, the man tries to show the bird that he should fly off and join his friends. The man’s comic attempt at flight deepens the encounter between these two very different creatures. Soon the bird flies off and the man drives away, but in a surprise twist the bird and his friends return, and in a starkly lyrical moment we see them all experience something entirely new. Germano Zullo is a prolific writer and poet who lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He writes for adults and children alike and has written many popular children’s comics and stories. Albertine has illustrated loads of children’s books and also illustrates for many of the daily French newspapers in Switzerland. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.
Winner of the 2011 Prix Sorcières (the French Caldecott), Little Bird is a quietly explosive meditation on generosity and freedom.

JUVENILE FICTION April 8⅜ x 8⅜ | 72 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-1-59270-118-6 W* Ages 5 and up

Marketing Plans
Co-op available N •    ational print and online campaign •    romotion at Winter Institute and ALA Midwinter P

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Enchanted Lion Books Coppernickel Goes Mondrian
Wouter van Reek

Mr. Quickstep, accompanied by his dog Foxtrot, is looking for the future. On the way, they meet up with Coppernickel and his dog Tungsten. Coppernickel says there’s no need to look for the future, as it will arrive anyway. Mr. Quickstep disagrees, for the future he’s after hasn’t even been thought of yet. Left behind, Coppernickel worries that he will miss out if he doesn’t follow Mr. Quickstep, so he sets off with Tungsten. Naturally, Coppernickel and Mr. Quickstep bump into each other again, which allows Mr.Quickstep to fling open the door to the future by showing Coppernickel his last, most modern work. What stands out here is how Mr. Quickstep’s attempt to find an abstract essence in the very stuff of reality is woven right into the illustrations of this graphically distinguished work, giving children the sense that the future is theirs to create as they see it. Dreams can become reality and in the process we too will be transformed. Wouter van Reek went to art school, which was too easy, so he changed to mathematics, which was too hard, so he changed back to art. After art school, he created an animated cartoon series for TV, introducing Keepvogel (Coppernickel) and Tungsten, a super bird/dog team. Wouter has created numerous animations and books about these famous and beloved Dutch characters.

JUVENILE FICTION April 8⅛ x 8⅛ | 40 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 978-1-59270-119-3 W* Ages 4 to 8

Winner of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava Golden Apple for 2011, Coppernickel Goes Mondrian is a graphically sophisticated march into modernity. Marketing Plans
Co-op available N •    ational print and online campaign

Also Available

Author Events
Boston, MA • New York, NY • Philadelphia, PA

Coppernickel, The Invention Written and illustrated by Wouter van Reek JUVENILE FICTION 7⅞ x 7⅞ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $17.95 978-1-59270-100-1 W* Ages 4 to 8

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Enchanted Lion Books The Big Seed
Arthur Geisert

In this follow up to the magnificently inventive Ice, Arthur Geisert once again charms us with his porcine world. This time his pigs must get creative when a volcano destroys their home. Fortunately they get busy before trouble hits by planting a huge mysterious seed, for it’s the seed plus imagination, as well as a good dose of can-do spirit, that save the day! Illustrated with inventive, sensitive, and unusually lovely etchings that seem to come from an old cherished album, The Big Seed is a worthy successor to Geisert’s Ice. Award-winning children’s book author Arthur Geisert’s pigs are legendary in the world of children’s books. They carve ice sculptures, teach Roman numerals, create ingenious machines, and get up to all kinds of antics. Did Arthur grow up on a farm? No. He grew up in Los Angeles and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult. Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. He has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years and every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings. In 1996 (as well as once previous) he won The New York Times Best Illustrated Award. Geisert lives in Bernard, Iowa.
When their home is destroyed by a volcano, the pigs once again get creative and find their way to safety.

JUVENILE FICTION June Stories Without Words 10¼ x 6 | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $16.50 978-1-59270-115-5 W* Ages 4 to 8

Marketing Plans
Co-op available N •    ational print and online campaign •    egional midwest events R Author Hometown: Bernard, IA

Also Available
Ice Arthur Geisert JUVENILE FICTION Stories Without Words 10⅛ x 5⅞ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $17.50 978-1-59270-098-1 W* Ages 4 to 7 The Chicken Thief Béatrice Rodriguez JUVENILE FICTION Stories Without Words 10⅛ x 5⅞ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $17.50 978-1-59270-092-9 USC Ages 3 and up

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Enchanted Lion Books Beach Feet
Kiyomi Konagaya
Illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

The story of a boy’s visit to the beach, Beach Feet opens with a small boy feeling the heat of the sand and then running towards the ocean. Free and independent despite his young age and the tube around his waist, the boy gives himself over to the ocean and the pleasures to be had at water’s edge. Throughout, the boy’s connection to the beach through his feet—the feel of sand, shells, water—is never lost. Unusual perspectives and a pitch-perfect voice make this a standout. Kiyomi Konagaya was born in 1936 in Shizuoka, Japan. At university, he studied English literature and published his poetry in literary magazines. After graduation, he took a job at an advertising agency. In 1977 he won the prestigious Mr. H Prize (for new poets) for Little Voyage 26. He also won the twenty-first Takami Jun Prize in 1991, and the twenty-fifth Contemporary Poetry Award in 2007.
JUVENILE FICTION June Being in the World 8 x 9 | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $16.50 978-1-59270-121-6 W* Ages 2 to 5

Masamitsu Saito was born in 1958 in a seaside town along Kujyukuri Beach in Chiba, Japan, so he grew up to the sound of waves. He studied graphic design at Tama Art University. His work can be found in magazines and books, as well as on chocolate packages.
Full of exuberance, Beach Feet perfectly captures a boy’s day at the beach and his experience of the ocean.

Marketing Plans
Co-op available N •    ational print and online campaign

Also Available

In the Meadow Yukiko Kato and Komako Sakai JUVENILE FICTION Being in the World 8 x 9 | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $17.95 978-1-59270-108-7 W* Ages 2 to 5

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Enchanted Lion Books My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT...
Coralie Saudo
Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Every night it’s the same old thing, with dad refusing to go to bed. He wants to play, read stories, even sleep with me, and when he makes his pleading face, I always give in and read him another story. But that’s it, since enough is enough. When it get’s really tough, I tell myself, “Have courage. We’re almost there.” A boy’s playful account of trying to put his dad to sleep gives children a delightful heads up on what a pain they can be at bedtime, while affirming the tender bond between father and son. A joyful, sweet, laughter-inducing book that children will clamor to read again and again! Coralie Saudo is a children’s book author and illustrator with an altogether terrific sense of humor. She has written over twenty books, many of which she illustrated. In this volume, her high-spirited text is perfectly matched by the high humor of Kris Di Giacomo’s illustrations. Born in Brazil, Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children’s book illustrator who has lived in France for a long time. After a brief stint in the United States, she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into illustration. She has illustrated twenty picture books, a few of which she has written as well.
Bedtime as seen through the eyes of a little boy who is trying to get his dad to bed! Marketing Plans
Co-op available N •    ational print and online campaign •    pecial Father’s Day promotion S JUVENILE FICTION May 9 x 11⅞ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-1-59270-122-3 USC Ages 3 to 7

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Selected Backlist from Enchanted Lion Books

Blexbolex
JUVENILE NONFICTION / ART 7 x 9½ | 208 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $21.99 978-1-59270-110-0 USC Ages 3 and up

People

Seasons
Blexbolex
JUVENILE NONFICTION 7½ x 10¼ | 180 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $19.95 | CAN $23.00 978-1-59270-095-0 USC Ages 3 and up

Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster
Illustrated by Pauline Martin
JUVENILE FICTION 8¾ x 12½ | 56 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $17.95 | CAN $21.00 978-1-59270-093-6 USC Ages 6 and up

Astrid Desbordes

Pomelo Begins to Grow
Ramona Badescu and Benjamin Chaud
JUVENILE FICTION 9 x 12½ | 48 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-1-59270-111-7 W* Ages 4 to 8

Eva Muggenthaler
JUVENILE FICTION 8½ x 10½ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-1-59270-116-2 USC Ages 3 to 7

Fish On A Walk

Rooster’s Revenge
Béatrice Rodriguez
JUVENILE FICTION 10⅛ x 5⅞ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $14.95 | CAN $16.50 978-1-59270-112-4 USC Ages 3 and up

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Fulcrum Publishing A Civil War Scrapbook
I Was There Too!

Edited by History Colorado
A Civil War Scrapbook is a multicultural Civil War history for children. The book gives a fresh perspective on the Civil War by not only featuring chronological information, but also focusing on the different types of people and their place in the war. This ambitious book emphasizes the roles of the children, women, minorities, and even pets that became mascots in the war. A Civil War Scrapbook is enhanced with historical photographs, drawings, maps, games, and primary quotes from children. Readers will also enjoy learning about the importance of music in the military, the advances in technology that occurred during the war, the Morse code alphabet, and slang words used during the Civil War. Online material complements the book with bonus information, games, and activities. History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society, aspires to engage people in Colorado’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. Established in 1879, History Colorado’s statewide activities support tourism, historic preservation, education, and research related to Colorado’s rich western history, offering the public unique opportunities to interact with Colorado history through its network of museums, which offer engaging exhibitions and special programs for adults and children. Through educational programs, History Colorado works with schools across the state to provide classrooms and teachers with important resources and curriculum related to Colorado history.
A children’s Civil War history with emphasis on the women, children, and minorities involved and their place in the war.

JUVENILE NONFICTION June A Paperback Original 11 x 8½ | 64 pp 280 B&W photographs and illustrations Trade Paper US $14.95 978-1-55591-668-8 US Ages 10 to 14 eBook ISBN: 978-1-55591-756-2 US

Marketing Plans
Co-op available R •    egional advertising: Colorado Heritage  bimonthly magazine •    ational print and online campaign: History  N Colorado email newsletter, teacher resource  blogs, civil war blogs, National Endowment for  the Humanities, Colorado history programs •    ocial media campaign S •    ther promotions: LibraryThing and  O Goodreads giveaways •    romotion through: www.historycolorado.org P

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Fulcrum Publishing Muskrat for Supper
Exploring the Natural World with the Last River Rat

Kenny Salwey

Muskrat for Supper inspires young people to explore nature’s life cycles and understand the concept of the circle of life, as told through the tale of a family that embarks on a hunting and trapping adventure. It is an endearing story that weaves together such themes as sustainable living, our natural environment, and living closer to nature. The first book for children by this acclaimed storyteller and author, Muskrat for Supper includes questions young people have asked Kenny Salwey about his lifestyle as a river rat living off the land. The story is illustrated with black-and-white photographs as well as nonfiction material to supplement the text. Kenny Salwey is the last of a breed of men whose lifestyle has all but disappeared in this fast-paced, high-tech digital world. For thirty years, this weathered woodsman eked out a living on the Mississippi River running a trapline, hiring out as a river guide, digging and selling roots and herbs, and eating the food he hunted and fished. Today Salwey is a master storyteller, environmental educator, keynote speaker, nature writer, and advocate for the Upper Mississippi River. He has presented his true-life adventures and words of natural world wisdom to both adult and young audiences across the upper Midwest. By sharing his hard-learned experiences, his respect for the Mississippi River, and his love of the natural world, Salwey hopes to inspire his audiences to protect this precious and fragile ecosystem.

JUVENILE FICTION April A Paperback Original 4½ x 6 | 120 pp 25 B&W photographs Trade Paper US $12.95 978-1-55591-567-4 US Ages 10 to 14 eBook ISBN: 978-1-55591-753-1 US

A story filled with lessons that will help young adults explore and understand the importance of nature’s circle of life.

Marketing Plans
Co-op available R •    egional radio campaign: Promotion through  A Prairie Home Companion and Great River  Radio •    egional print campaign: Outreach to regional  R Midwest newspapers and magazines •    ocial media campaign S •    peaking engagements at schools and libraries S •    ther promotions: LibraryThing and  O Goodreads giveaways Author Hometown: Alma, WI

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The Gryphon Press KokoCat, Inside and Out
Lynda Graham-Barber
Illustrated by Nancy Lane

One day, KokoCat, a well-loved housecat, sees an open door, a chance to escape her pleasant life, to explore an exciting world outdoors. Once outside, she finds that life is more frightening and less enjoyable than she bargained for. Hungry, lost, and alone, KokoCat takes shelter under a dumpster and dreams of her former life inside. In vibrant images, KokoCat’s story shows the reader that keeping a domestic cat indoors is better both for the well-being and longevity of the cat as well as for the birds and wild animals on which a cat preys. The book’s final page for parents and adults offers important information, provocative questions, and tips to increase young readers’ awareness of this important animal health and welfare issue. Lynda Graham-Barber’s abiding passions for writing and animals have intermingled for four decades, as children’s book editor, writing teacher, author of thirteen books, and animal rights advocate. The author, who holds an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College, lives in a small stone cottage, which she helped build, situated on 160 wooded acres in the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, with her artist husband David and their rescued dog Biscuit. Nancy Lane has been an award-winning illustrator for the last twenty years. Her picture books include Call the Horse Lucky and A Home for Dakota (both from The Gryphon Press). She lives in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York with her family and her rescued dog and cats.

JUVENILE FICTION / PETS April 9⅛ x 9¾ | 24 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-0-940719-12-5 USC Ages 5 and up eBook ISBN: 978-0-940719-15-6 W

Will KokoCat survive the change from contented inside cat to living on her own as an outside cat?

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies available at ALA, ALA Midwinter, BEA R •    adio campaign: Animal Wise Radio •    utreach to animal publications, cat  O magazines •    ocial media campaign S •    ermont and regional New England tour V •    ookseller giveaways at selected stores B •    romotion through: www.thegryphonpress.com P

Also Available
Call the Horse Lucky Juanita Havill Illustrated by Nancy Lane JUVENILE FICTION 9¼ x 9¾ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $19.50 978-0-940719-10-1 USC Ages 5 and up A Home for Dakota Jan Zita Grover Illustrated by Nancy Lane JUVENILE FICTION / PETS Sit! Stay! Read! 9⅜ x 9⅞ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $19.50 978-0-940719-05-7 USC* Ages 5 to 8

Author Events
Newport Center, VT Author Hometown: Newport Center, VT  Illustrator Hometown: Canandaigua, NY

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Selected Backlist from The Gryphon Press

Maggie’s Second Chance
Nancy Furstinger
Art by Joe Hyatt
JUVENILE FICTION / PETS 9 x 9¾ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $20.50 978-0-940719-11-8 USC Ages 5 and up

Always Blue for Chicu
Written and illustrated by Karen Dugan
JUVENILE FICTION 8½ x 11 | 32 pp 72 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $19.50 978-0-940719-09-5 USC Ages 5 to 8

Buddy Unchained
Illustrated by Joe Hyatt
JUVENILE FICTION / PETS 9¼ x 9¾ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $19.50 978-0-940719-01-9 USC Ages 5 to 8

Daisy Bix

Max Talks to Me
Illustrated by Karen Ritz
JUVENILE FICTION / PETS 9¼ x 9¾ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $19.50 978-0-940719-03-3 USC Ages 5 to 8

Claire Buchwald

Are You Ready for Me?
Illustrated by Amelia Hansen
JUVENILE FICTION / PETS 9 x 9¹⁄₅ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Paper US $6.95 | CAN $8.00 978-0-940719-08-8 USC Ages 5 to 6

Claire Buchwald

It’s Raining Cats—and Cats!
Illustrated by Amelia Hansen
JUVENILE FICTION / PETS 9 x 9¾ | 24 pp 24 color illustrations Trade Cloth US $15.95 | CAN $17.50 978-0-940719-06-4 USC Ages 5 and up

Jeanne Prevost

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Kube Publishing Ltd The Spider and the Doves
The Story of the Hijra

Farah Morley

The Prophet Muhammad is besieged on all sides by his enemies. Then God sends him some unlikely helpers in the form of a pair of doves and a spider. Told from their perspective, this retelling of a classic true story from the Prophet’s life weaves a tale that shows how even the smallest of us can have a great destiny. Stunningly illustrated in a unique silhouette style by the author, The Spider and the Doves will enchant and enlighten children of all faiths for years to come. It is being released just in time for Ramadan. Farah Morley lives in Wales, United Kingdom. She has lectured to diverse audiences, including the BBC, the internationally renowned Beyond the Border festival, The Quest Foundation, and the UK government. She lives in Wales with her husband and their children. The Spider and the Doves is her first book for children.
JUVENILE FICTION July The Islamic Foundation 8⅛ x 8¼ | 30 pp Color illustrations throughout Trade Cloth US $8.95 | CAN $9.95 978-0-86037-449-7 USC Ages 4 to 7

A unique retelling of a milestone in early Islamic history: the hijra, using stunning silhouette illustrations.

Marketing Plans
Advance reader copies N •    ational print and online campaign •    romotion through:  P http://thekubeblog.wordpress.com

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Kube Publishing Ltd Islamic Manners Activity Book
Fatima D’Oyen

Learn a selection of Arabic prayers and expressions while having fun! With sixty-plus pages of imaginative activities this book will introduce young readers to a range of practices from Islam and the Muslim world. The Islamic Manners Activity Book includes puzzles, word searches, coloring pages, connect-the-dots, and matching cards that will occupy and entertain children for hours. Fatima D’Oyen was born in New York in 1960 and embraced Islam in 1979. An author of several books for Muslim children, she has also been active in Islamic education since 1983 in the United States and Europe in a variety of capacities. Currently she is director of Manara Education, a UK-based social enterprise promoting holistic approaches to Islamic education and parenting.
Over sixty activities introducing Islamic manners to children.

JUVENILE NONFICTION May A Paperback Original The Islamic Foundation 8⅜ x 11¾ | 64 pp 43 B&W illustrations Trade Paper US $5.95 | CAN $6.50 978-0-86037-463-3 USC Ages 4 to 7

Marketing Plans
Advance reader copies N •    ational print and online campaign •    romotion through:  P http://thekubeblog.wordpress.com

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Long River Press The Legend of Snow Wolf
Book One: Reincarnation

F. Lit Yu

The Legend of Snow Wolf: Reincarnation is a fast-paced, sweeping tale of epic fiction in the Wuxia (martial arts) tradition. Warriors, battles, supernatural powers, prophecy, and destiny collide in a whirlwind of action, intrigue, and romance that links past and present. On the plains of the China/Mongolia border in legendary times, wolves and men fight for domination of the steppe. Suthachai, a young warrior, finds himself mysteriously poisoned. He will die a slow death unless an antidote is found, and all the clues as to who poisoned him point to the legend of Snow Wolf: once revered as a goddess, a great heroine, a master strategist, and savior of her people. Snow Wolf may provide the answers he needs to save his own life, but at what cost? Embarking on a desperate quest to discover the secret of Snow Wolf, Suthachai becomes embroiled with the Dragon Lodges, secret and mysterious, who rule the land as enemies of Snow Wolf and stand in the way of his quest. Little does Suthachai know that Snow Wolf has already devised a plan— using him—to rid the world of the Dragon Lodges forever: if he can survive. F. Lit Yu lives in New York City. This is his first novel.
A sweeping Asian martial arts epic fantasy. Coming Fall 2012: The Legend of Snow Wolf: Redemption.
JUVENILE FICTION June A Paperback Original The Legend of Snow Wolf 5½ x 8¼ | 280 pp Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.50 978-0-8351-0003-8 USC Ages 13 and up

Marketing Plans
10,000-copy print run Co-op available N •    ational print and online campaign Author Hometown: New York, NY

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Long River Press Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales
Traditional Dragon Stories from China

Edited by Haiyan Chen and Fang Li
This delightful collection of thirty-four traditional stories and folktales— some dating back more than one thousand years—all feature a dragon theme and have been part of the Chinese storytelling tradition for generations. Included are works such as noted author Pu Songling’s The Rakshas and the Sea Market, featuring the fantastic narrative of a dragon palace beneath the waves. In addition, the myriad cast of characters, including mysterious spirits, princesses, philosophers, magicians, and much more, makes this an ideal book for younger readers to devour and helps them understand why the dragon is so important in Chinese culture. The dragons in this book are fierce, playful, tragic, and noble, but all of the stories reflect the deep respect and reverence that Chinese culture places on the dragon. As 2012 is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar, this wonderful collection is sure to capture the attention of a new generation of readers. As subjects of mythology and folklore, the appeal of dragons is timeless.
A collection of the best Chinese dragon folktales from one thousand years ago to the present.

JUVENILE FICTION April A Paperback Original 5½ x 8¼ | 150 pp Trade Paper US $12.95 | CAN $14.50 978-0-8351-0004-5 USC Ages 10 to 14

Marketing Plans
•    ational print and online campaign N •    utreach to Chinese cultural centers O

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Nobrow Press
London, England

Nobrow Press was set up in London in November 2008 as a vibrant and innovative publishing venture to produce the very best of illustrated books for art lovers of all ages. This included working hard to expand the horizons of children’s titles to create books that were as appealing to parents as they are to children. These titles are design savvy and sensitively crafted, pushing the boundaries of the medium to capture the imagination and at all costs engage the reader. We believe books should last a lifetime and be passed from generation to generation and they should be kept safe, cherished, and protected. Our books are beautiful works of art created by the best illustrators, written by some of the most talented emerging storytellers. We take risks, explore new narratives, venture into new areas of education, take your child to fantastical worlds, and expand their vision of this vast, beautiful, complex, and sprawling universe. Our publications have a very distinctive house style that combines a deep knowledge of traditional printmaking with the industrial processes widely used today. We have perfected a spot color printing technique that is unique to a handful of publishers worldwide: a process that uses hand mixed Pantones, as opposed to the more conventional CMYK printing method. This gives the books a unique artisanal quality that harkens to a time when printing was in its very prime. In keeping with our commitment to an environmentally responsible future in print we also aim to manufacture our books with high ethical production standards, going the extra distance to use sustainable paper and inks.

first season at Consortium

Nobrow Press Hilda and the Midnight Giant
Luke Pearson

“If you haven’t heard of Luke Pearson, buddy, you have been hiding under a particularly uninteresting rock this past year.”—Dan Berry, The Comics Bureau “Pearson’s latest comic, the spell-binding contemporary fairytale Hildafolk, feels just as at home in publisher Nobrow Press’ visually intelligent catalogue as it does between good old fashioned yarns like Bone and The Adventures of Tintin in my bookcase.”—Martin Steenton, Avoid the Future In Hilda and the Midnight Giant, our protagonist finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis, where her mother (an architect) has been offered a prestigious job. During Hilda’s daily one-and-a-half hour trek to school she looks for ways to stall her mother’s decision. She conspires with the beings of the mystical Blue Forest to delay the inevitable. Will they help or hinder her? More importantly, who is this mysterious Midnight Giant? This is the first part of the Hildafolk series, a series that follows Hilda on her many adventures and travels through the magical fjords and enchanted mountains of her birthplace as she unravels the mysteries of the supernatural world that surrounds her. Luke Pearson is a comic book artist and illustrator, author of Hildafolk and Everything We Miss (published by Nobrow Press). Hildafolk, his first book for Nobrow Press, quickly gained him recognition as a leading proponent of the new wave of English cartoonists.
Taking the format of a Tintin book, Luke Pearson embarks on his own young adventurer’s escapades in this stunning volume.

JUVENILE FICTION May 9⅛ x 11¾ | 40 pp Color illustrations throughout Paper over Board US $24.00 | CAN $26.50 978-1-907704-25-3 USC Ages 10 and up

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies S •    ocial media campaign

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Nobrow Press The Wolf’s Whistle
Bjorn Rune Lie, Scott Donaldson, and Alex Spiro

“Another neat little hardcover beauty, The Wolf’s Whistle is a Richard Scarry meets Wes Anderson fusion of art comics and children’s books. It’s a superhero origin story made with the deft touch of a printmaker, and which might be the title in Nobrow’s catalogue that best showcases the care and attention given to the printing process.”—John Martz from Drawn! Enter the big bad wolf. But was he really so bad? This is the question at the heart of The Wolf’s Whistle, the first installment in Nobrow’s Behind the Tails series. The series explores the back-stories of fairy tales’ most notorious villains. In this tale, we follow the wolf from The Three Little Pigs through his childhood experiences to find the ultimate source of his animosity for the porcine protagonists. Albert is a comic-creating, scrawny little wolf who, along with his misfit friends, battles the Honeyroast brothers, the school’s alpha male sports jocks: three bratty pigs. Sons of the local property magnate, they will stop at nothing to torment their weaker classmates. The story resumes many years later when Albert is a mailroom assistant and lives in a dingy one-bed studio in Brooklyn where the Honeyroast brothers are now his landlords. Tragedy strikes and Albert is forced to take the mantle against his oppressors and fulfill his destiny as the crime fighting “Lone Wolf.” Bjorn Rune Lie, originally from Norway, is an illustrator and author living in Bristol, United Kingdom. Scott Donaldson a freelance writer who lives and works in Bristol, United Kingdom. Alex Spiro is creative director of Nobrow Press.
Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? The Wolf’s Whistle looks at the traditional folk tale with superhero-tinted glasses. Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies

JUVENILE FICTION May Behind the Tails 6⅛ x 8⅞ | 32 pp Color illustrations throughout Paper over Board US $18.00 | CAN $19.95 978-1-907704-03-1 USC Ages 5 to 8

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Nobrow Press Rise and Fall
Second Edition

Micah Lidberg

“A beautifully crafted, exquisitely detailed illustrated concertina book that’s just as good decorating your wall as it is to flip though, and just as good for kids as it is for young-at-heart grown-ups.”—Tom Morris, associate editor, Monocle Magazine Telling the story of the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and the subsequent evolution of the mammals, this book will provide a beautiful frieze for an arty design enthusiast as well as an excellent gift for a child or young adult. The broad appeal of this title makes it our current bestseller. • A stunning fifty-four-inch panorama of evolution • A beautiful concertina that can be read as a book, displayed on a mantelpiece, or even framed as a print • Thanks to the wraparound cover, this book is also easily displayed in shops spine facing • Manufactured with Nobrow Press’ trademark spot color printing technique for unparalleled vibrancy Micah Lidberg is a young artist living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. Having worked for the likes of The New York Times, Nylon magazine, and Orion Books, he is also an avid storyteller with self published zines and comic books.
Our best-selling title, this concertina book beautifully illustrates the rise and fall of some of our planet’s greatest creatures.

JUVENILE NONFICTION / NATURE April 5½ x 9⅜ | 20 pp Color illustrations throughout Slipcased US $16.00 | CAN $17.50 978-1-907704-30-7 USC Ages 5 and up

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies Illustrator Hometown: Kansas City, MO

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Nobrow Press Flesh and Bone
John Sibbick

This beautiful concertina coloring book shows animals in their habitats on one side and on the other their anatomically correct skeletal structures. In the great spirit of diagrammatic natural history books, John Sibbick delights in the awe-inspiring complexity of the natural world. • Can be read as a book, displayed on a mantelpiece, or framed as a print • Wraparound cover: book easily displayed in shops spine facing John Sibbick is a freelance illustrator living in England. He has designed dinosaur exhibits for national institutions including London’s Natural History Museum, the Museum of Scotland, and the Gamagori Museum in Japan.

Folding out to a stunning, double sided, fifty-four-inch panorama, Flesh and Bone shows you animals as you’ve never seen them before!

JUVENILE NONFICTION / NATURE May 5½ x 9⅜ | 20 pp B&W illustrations throughout Coloring Book US $16.00 | CAN $17.50 978-1-907704-12-3 USC Ages 5 and up

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies

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Nobrow Press Colour Me Menagerie
Jon Boam

The Colour Me Menagerie coloring book is a great activity book for a child but also perfect gift for any illustration aficionado. It features twenty-four pages of magical menageries of animals from all over the globe. A quirky coloring book for cool kids: see goats with iPods, skateboarding lizards, and beatboxing polar bears, to mention only a few. Colour Me Menagerie is Jon Boam’s first book for Nobrow Press and also the first book to be released from the Colour Me series. Jon Boam is an artist and illustrator living in Chesterfield, United Kingdom.
A coloring book of your favorite animals in their habitats, from the deserts of Nambia to the tundra of Sibera.

JUVENILE NONFICTION May Colour Me 6⅞ x 9⅛ | 24 pp Color illustrations throughout Coloring Book US $6.00 | CAN $6.50 978-1-907704-09-3 USC Ages 3 to 5

Marketing Plans
Co-op available Advance reader copies

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Small Beer Press The Shimmers in the Night
Lydia Millet

Cara’s mother is still missing. When her brother Jax texts her from “smart kid’s boot camp” in Boston, Cara and her two best friends go to the rescue. But the camp is a front for Cara’s mother’s organization who are fighting against a force who wants to make the planet over in its own image, which will leave no space for anything else, animal, insect, or human. Lydia Millet is the author of Love in Infant Monkeys and Ghost Lights. She works at an endangered species protection group. The Shimmers in the Night is the second book in the Dissenters series.
JUVENILE FICTION July Big Mouth House 5½ x 7½ | 256 pp Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-1-931520-78-2 W Ages 9 to 12 eBook ISBN: 978-1-931520-79-9 W

Author Events
Tucson, AZ • Los Angeles, CA • Amherst, MA • Boston, MA • Cape Cod, MA Author Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Thirteen-year-old Cara discovers that some wonderful creatures don’t only exist in dreams.

The Fires Beneath the Sea
Lydia Millet
A Junior Library Guild Selection. “A lush and intelligent opener for a topical eco-fantasy series.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review In the first of the Dissenters series, Cara and her two brothers try to find their mother and discover that the world is much richer and stranger than they’d ever imagined.
JUVENILE FICTION | May | First Trade Paper Edition | Big Mouth House | 5½ x 8½ | 256 pp Trade Paper US $12.00 | CAN $12.95 | 978-1-931520-47-8 W | Ages 9 to 12 eBook ISBN: 978-1-931520-41-6 W | Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-931520-71-3

The Serial Garden
Joan Aiken
Introduction by Garth Nix and Lizza Aiken
A Junior Library Guild Selection and Smithsonian magazine Notable Book for Children. The complete collection of twenty-four charming and magical Armitage family stories. Includes a prelude by the author and introductions from Garth Nix and Lizza Aiken.
JUVENILE FICTION | April | First Trade Paper Edition | Big Mouth House | 5½ x 8½ | 320 pp Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $17.50 | 978-1-931520-82-9 USC | Ages 10 and up eBook ISBN: 978-1-931520-98-0 USC | Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-931520-57-7

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Selected Backlist from Small Beer Press

The Freedom Maze
a novel Delia Sherman
JUVENILE FICTION 5½ x 8½ | 258 pp Trade Cloth US $16.95 | CAN $18.50 978-1-931520-30-0 W Ages 10 and up

The Poison Eaters
and Other Stories Holly Black
JUVENILE FICTION 5½ x 8½ | 256 pp Trade Cloth US $17.99 | CAN $19.99 978-1-931520-63-8 W Ages 14 and up

Carol Emshwiller
FICTION 5½ x 8¼ | 242 pp Trade Paper US $16.00 | CAN $19.50 978-1-931520-03-4 W Ages 14 and up

The Mount

Naomi Mitchison
FICTION 5½ x 7 | 144 pp Trade Paper US $12.00 | CAN $14.50 978-1-931520-14-0 W Ages 12 and up

Travel Light

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Stone Bridge Press Tomo
Friendship through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories

Edited with a foreword by Holly Thompson

This aptly named fiction anthology—tomo means “friend” in Japanese—is a true labor of friendship to benefit teens in Japan whose lives were upended by the violent earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Authors from Japan and around the world have contributed works of fiction set in or related to Japan. Young adult English-language readers will be able to connect with their Japanese counterparts through stories of contemporary Japanese teens, ninja and yokai teens, folklore teens, mixed-heritage teens, and non-Japanese teens who call Japan home. Tales of friendship, mystery, love, ghosts, magic, science fiction, and history will propel readers to Japan past and present and to Japanese universes abroad. Edited and with a foreword by Holly Thompson, Tomo contributing authors include Naoko Awa, Deni Bechard, Jennifer Fumiko Cahill, Liza Dalby, Megumi Fujino, Andrew Fukuda, Alan Gratz, Katrina Toshiko GriggSaito, Suzanne Kamata, Sachiko Kashiwaba, Kelly Luce, Shogo Oketani and Leza Lowitz, Ryusuke Saito, Graham Salisbury, Fumio Takano, and Wendy Tokunaga, among others. Through understanding comes compassion and the desire to help; portions of the proceeds of Tomo will be donated to ongoing relief efforts for teens in Japan. Holly Thompson is a longtime writing teacher and resident of Japan and author of the young adult verse novel Orchards. She serves as the regional advisor for the Tokyo chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
One year after the tsunami, this benefit fiction anthology helps teens learn about Japan and contribute to long-term relief efforts.

JUVENILE FICTION March A Paperback Original 5½ x 8½ | 320 pp Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50 978-1-61172-006-8 USC Ages 12 and up eBook ISBN: 978-1-61172-518-6 USC

Marketing Plans
•    ational print and online campaign: targeting  N young adult and Japanese-interest outlets •    iveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and  G young adult book blogs •    romotion through: TomoAnthology.blogspot.com  P and StoneBridge.com

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Selected Backlist from Stone Bridge Press

Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 Shogo Oketani
Translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa

J-Boys

Wendy Takuda and Richard Hall
Illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama
JUVENILE FICTION 8 x 10¼ | 32 pp Trade Paper US $9.95 | CAN $12.00 978-0-89346-346-5 USC Ages 5 and up

Humphrey the Lost Whale

FICTION 5½ x 8 | 212 pp B&W illustrations throughout Trade Paper US $9.95 | CAN $10.99 978-1-933330-92-1 USC Ages 9 and up

Illustrated by Sally Rippin Foreword by Tenzin Gyatso (HH Dalai Lama)
JUVENILE NONFICTION 11 x 8⅜ | 32 pp 32 color illustrations Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $17.00 978-0-89346-956-6 USC Ages 10 and up

The Story of Siddhartha Whitney Stewart

Becoming Buddha

Traditional Designs Studio Cochae
CRAFTS & HOBBIES 11 x 7⅞ | 128 pp 60 color illustrations Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.50 978-0-89346-952-8 USC Ages 10 and up

OriGrafix Japan

Hop, Move, Fly, Play Studio Cochae
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / ART 11 x 7⅞ | 128 pp 60 color illustrations Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $20.50 978-1-61172-003-7 USC Ages 10 and up

OriGrafix Fun

A Thousand Cranes
Origami Projects for   Peace and Happiness Revised Edition Florence Temko

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CRAFTS & HOBBIES 7½ x 7 | 120 pp Color photographs and illustrations  throughout Trade Paper US $12.00 | CAN $12.99 978-0-89346-999-3 USC Ages 10 and up

Bilingual Readers
c/ Aguas, 3—bajo dcha. 28005 Madrid SPAIN
Executives: Deanna Lyles and Íñigo Gil ph 011 34 91 354 6857 info@bilingualreaders.com www.bilingualreaders.com ISBN prefix: 978-84-937273, 978-0-9568171

Fulcrum Publishing
4690 Table Mountain Drive Golden, CO 80403
Executives: Derek Lawrence and Sam Scinta ph 303/277-1623 f 303/279-7111 info@fulcrum-books.com www.fulcrum-books.com, www.speckpress.com ISBN prefixes: 978-1-55591, 978-1-933108, 978-0-9725776, 978-1-936218

Child Heroes Publishing
1371 Hillandale Road Norfolk, VA 23502
Executive: Sharon Liddle ph 757/286-8181 f 757/626-3109 admin@childheroespublishing.com www.childheroespublishing.com ISBN prefix: 978-0-9746568

The Gryphon Press
6808 Margarets Lane Edina, MN 55439
Executive: Emilie Buchwald f 952/941-6593 eb6@earthlink.net ISBN prefix: 978-0-940719

Cinco Puntos Press
701 Texas Avenue El Paso, TX 79901
Executives: Bobby and Lee Byrd ph 915/838-1625 f 915/838-1635 info@cincopuntos.com www.cincopuntos.com ISBN prefixes: 978-0-938317, 978-1-933693

Immedium
P.O. Box 31846 San Francisco, CA 94131-0846
Executive: Oliver Chin ph 415/452-8546 f 360/937-6272 pr@immedium.com www.immedium.com ISBN prefix: 978-1-59702

Enchanted Lion Books
20 Jay Street, Studio M-18 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Publisher: Claudia Bedrick ph 646/785-9272 enchantedlion@gmail.com www.enchantedlionbooks.com ISBN prefix: 978-1-59270

Kube Publishing Ltd
MCC, Ratby Lane Markfield Leicestershire, LE67 9SY UNITED KINGDOM
Executives: Haris Ahmad and Farooq Murad ph 011 44 (0) 1530 249 230 f 011 44 (0) 1530 249 656 info@kubepublishing.com www.kubepublishing.com ISBN prefixes: 978-0-86037, 978-0-9536768, 978-1-84774

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Leapfrog Press
P.O. Box 2110 Teaticket, MA 02536
Executive: Lisa Graziano ph 774/392-4384 leapfrog@leapfrogpress.com www.leapfrogpress.com ISBN prefixes: 978-0-9654578, 978-0-9679520, 978-0-9728984, 978-0-9815148, 978-1-9352480, 978-1-9352481

Small Beer Press
150 Pleasant Street #306 Easthampton, MA 01027
Executives: Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link ph/f 413/203-1636 info@smallbeerpress.com www.smallbeerpress.com ISBN prefix: 978-1-931520, 978-1-61873, 978-1-61873

Theatre Communications Group
520 Eighth Avenue; 24th Floor New York, NY 10018-4156

Long River Press
360 Swift Avenue, Suite 48 South San Francisco, CA 94080
Executive: Chris Robyn ph 650/872-7718 ext. 312 f 650/872-7808 chris@longriverpress.com www.longriverpress.com ISBN prefix: 978-1-59265, 978-0-9821816

Mathew Price Ltd.
3213 Squireswood Drive Carrollton, TX 75006
Executive: Mathew Price ph 972/418-1292 f 972/418-1292 mathewp@mathewprice.com www.mathewprice.com ISBN prefix: 978-1-935021

Executive: Terry Nemeth ph 212/609-5900 f 212/609-5901 tcg@tcg.org www.tcg.org ISBN prefixes: 978-0-930452, 978-1-55936, 978-1-85459, 978-0-913745, 978-0-9515877 , 978-0-88754, 978-1-870259, 978-1-84002, 978-0-9536757 978-0-8018, 978-0-921368, , 978-0-933826, 978-0-952544, 978-0-9542330, 978-0-9546912, 978-0-9630126, 978-0-9666152, 978-1-55554, 978-0-9773074, 978-0-9551566, 978-0-9790570, 978-0-9819099, 978-1-906582, 978-1-84842, 978-0-9709046, 978-0-9566329, 978-1-77091

Totem Books
Omnibus Business Centre 39-41 North Road London, N7 9DP UNITED KINGDOM
Executive: Simon Flynn ph 011 44 (0) 2076 979 695 f 011 44 (0) 1763 208 080 info@iconbooks.co.uk www.iconbooks.co.uk ISBN prefixes: 978-1-84831, 978-1-84046, 978-1-874166, 978-1-906850

Nobrow Press
62 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3QR UNITED KINGDOM
Executives: Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro ph 011 44 (0) 207 033 4430 info@nobrow.net www.nobrow.net ISBN prefixes: 978-0-9562135, 978-1-907704

Trellis Publishing
51359 Highway 54 New York Mills, MN 56567
Executive: Mary DuBois ph 800/513-0115 f 218/385-3708 trellis2@aol.com www.trellispublishing.com ISBN prefixes: 978-1-930650, 978-0-9663281

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B
Beach Feet, 10 Beauty Salon / Salón de belleza, 4 The Bee Tree, 6 The Big Seed, 9

H
Hilda and The Midnight Giant, 22

R
Rise and Fall, 24

I
Islamic Manners Activity Book, 18

S
The Serial Garden, 27 Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, 1 The Shimmers in the Night, 27 The Spider and the Doves, 17

C
A Civil War Scrapbook, 13 Colour Me Menagerie, 26 Conspiracy Girl, 5 Coppernickel Goes Mondrian, 8

K
KokoCat, Inside and Out, 15

L
The Legend of Snow Wolf: Reincarnation, 19 Little Bird, 7 The Lovesick Skunk, 6

T
Tomo, 29

E
Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales, 20

W
The Wolf’s Whistle, 23

F
The Fires Beneath the Sea, 27 Flesh and Bone, 25

M
Marina and the Little Green Boy: In the City / Marina y el niño verde: en la ciudad, 3 Muskrat for Supper, 14 My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT . . . , 11

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JUVENILE FICTION
Beach Feet, 10 Beauty Salon / Salón de belleza, 4 The Big Seed, 9 Conspiracy Girl, 5 Coppernickel Goes Mondrian, 8 Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales, 20 The Fires Beneath the Sea, 27 Hilda and The Midnight Giant, 22 KokoCat, Inside and Out, 15 The Legend of Snow Wolf: Reincarnation, 19

Little Bird, 7 The Lovesick Skunk, 6 Marina and the Little Green Boy: In the City / Marina y el niño verde: en la ciudad, 3 Muskrat for Supper, 14 My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT . . . , 11 Rise and Fall, 24 The Serial Garden, 27 Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, 1 The Shimmers in the Night, 27 The Spider and the Doves, 17 Tomo, 29 The Wolf’s Whistle, 23

JUVENILE NONFICTION
The Bee Tree, 6 A Civil War Scrapbook, 13 Colour Me Menagerie, 26 Flesh and Bone, 25 Islamic Manners Activity Book, 18

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