Trafalgar Square Publishing

Children’s Books
Fall 2012

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Contents
45 The Owl and
the Pussycat

Activity 63–65
Bestsellers 107–116
Board Books 4, 8, 12
48 A Crackle of Crickets

Classics 1, 32, 42, 43, 45, 53, 66, 67
Fiction 27, 43, 66–84, 86–100
Folklore 39, 43, 44, 84, 85
Graphic Novels 88
Index 117–120

63 Bible Detective

Nonfiction 13–20, 48, 49, 79, 101–103
Novelty 1–7, 13–20, 51
Parenting/Family Care 104–106
Picture Books 4, 9, 10–12, 21–41, 46, 47, 50, 52
Religious 54–63
68 The Great Big
Enormous Book
of Tashi

Seasonal 51–55

89 Robin Hood vs
the Plague Undead

102 Hunger Games A–Z

Cover art:
Miki and the Moon Blossom
Stephen Mackey

Hodder Children’s
See page 23

FAIRYTALE POP-UPS

Sleeping Beauty
A Pop-Up Book
Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Louise Rowe
A dark, beautiful, intricate pop-up version of the Sleeping
Beauty tale—sure to mesmerize children and adult fairy tale
fans alike
Louise Rowe brings the Grimms’ romantic fairy tale to life in
roses and browns and magical pop-ups. Printed on uncoated
paper and shrink-wrapped with a backing sheet, this is a beautiful gift that any child will cherish.
Louise Rowe is the illustrator of Hansel and Gretel and Red
Riding Hood.
14 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Novelty/Classics
9781857078268 • November • $18.99 (Can $20.99) Cloth
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Hansel and Gretel

Red Riding Hood

9781857078152

9781857077414

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NOISY POPS!
Noisy Pops! include two series of sound books with simple pop-ups and touch-and-feel covers. Children
love sound books, and they'll love to pull the cord (on the front of the animal books) or push the button
(on the front of the transportation books) to make a corresponding animal or vehicle noise. Then they can
open the pop-up pages, which include simple, fun, and informative texts.

Car
Pop-Up Book with Sound
Tango Books
Illustrations by Simon Abbott
Push the button on the front of the book and the car will go “Beep Beep!” Then open
the pages to learn facts about the car. The sound, the foil
on the cover, and the sturdy pop-ups inside make this a great book for small children.
Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including I Can Draw Pets
and Search & Find ABC.
10 pp • 6.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
9781857078022 • October • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth • Tango Books

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Fire Engine

Baaah!

Meow!

9781857077100

9781857075731

9781857076479

Oink!

Quack!

Woof!

9781857076240

9781857076295

9781857076424

Eye Magic!
Fantastic Optical Illusions: An Interactive
Pop-Up Book
Tango Books
More than 30 images and activities in this visually
stunning, elaborate pop-up book challenge readers
to take a second look at the optical illusions that surround them
Seeing is not always believing, and this book will challenge whether readers should believe their eyes. It contains all sorts of optical illusions including shadow play,
magic mirrors, kaleidoscopes, visual vibrations, and
more. Readers will be able to make patterns flicker, spin,
and constantly change shape; create absurd faces in the
funhouse mirrors; see beautiful abstract images through
the kaleidoscope; and pull tabs and open flaps to reveal
magical surprises. Plus, the book features a drawer full
of additional pieces to create yet more illusions again
and again.
10 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 8–12 • Novelty • 9781857078459 • September
$22.99 (Can $25.99) Cloth • Tango Books

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BELLA
Anna Nilsen
Illustrations by Joanne Partis
Anna Nilsen is an author and illustrator with more than 50 titles to her credit, including Art Auction Mystery,
Art Fraud Detective, Bella and the Royal Fairy Wedding, and The Great Art Scandal. Joanne Partis is the
author and illustrator of such titles as My Cat Just Sleeps and Stripe.
Each: 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Novelty/Picture Books
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

Bella’s Midsummer Secret
Lift the flaps and enter this magical fairy world to find out if Bella can help
the wedding go on
It’s Midsummer Eve and the handsome Fairy King is to marry the beautiful
Princess Jasmine tonight. The forest is buzzing with anticipation but Bella has
a secret—she can’t remember where she has hidden the crown! From the Poppy
Fairies making silken slippers for the princess to wear to the Iris Fairies polishing the wedding rings, everyone is too busy preparing for the wedding to help.
Will Bella find the crown in time for the wedding?
18 pp • 9781844583386 • June

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Bella’s Butterfly Ball
9781843651949

$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

BUGGY BUDDIES
Specifically designed to catch and keep babies’ attention, these bold, chunky books show simple, high-contrast images
combined with patterns that increase in complexity throughout the book. They each feature a high-quality mirror
on the last page and the classic Buggy Buddies straps that allow them to be attached to car seats, strollers, and
high chairs so they are sure to stay within reach and keep little ones entertained for hours.

Busy Baby
Jo Moon
Jo Moon is the author and illustrator of How to Build a Snowman, Baby’s Very
First Bath Book Animals, and Baby’s Very First Bath Book Toys.
22 pp • 3.5 x 3.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 2 • Novelty/Board Books
9780230743472 • September • $5.99 Board Book • Campbell Books

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Fairy Unicorn Riding Stables
Pop Up!
Maggie Bateson
Illustrations by Louise Comfort
A glittering pop-up fairy unicorn stable, with press-out
fairies, unicorns, riders, and jumpers
It’s a special day down at the Rainbow Riding Stables as all
the fairies gather to welcome Spots, the newest unicorn to join
the colorful Rainbow Unicorns. The fairies Summer and Ivy
can’t wait to introduce him to Glitter and Berry and all the other
Unicorns. And what better way to celebrate than with a Royal
Gymkhana? In a brand new, 3-D format, this is an exciting story
with integrated pop-up scenes, a novelty pocket, and a large
pop-up stable. Readers can simply press out the characters and
take them on a tour of this gloriously glittering riding school,
complete with press-out unicorns and jumps.
Maggie Bateson is a paper engineer with a skill for devising
intricate pop-ups. Louise Comfort is the illustrator of the Fairy
Phones series, including Daisy’s Necklace, Lily’s Busy Day, and
Rosie’s Surprise. They are the cocreators of My Fairy Magic
School, My Fairy Princess Palace, and My Fairy Showtime.
12 pp • 10 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
9780230743311 • October • $22.99 Cloth
Macmillan Children’s Books

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My Fairy Magic School

My Fairy Princess Palace

My Fairy Showtime

9780230709096

9781405020763

9780230015821

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MR CROC
Jo Lodge
“Jo Lodge’s delightful Mr Croc series . . . boasts fabulous pop-ups.” —Observer
Interactive and fun, Mr Croc books are terrific large format flaps book with final pop-ups to excite young readers.
Simple colors and bold lines create a young, friendly book. Each title introduces Mr Croc’s friends and expands
his world, each picture is full of fun detail and humor, and readers can spot the mouse on every spread.
Jo Lodge is a former fashion designer and consultant for such companies as Marks and Spencer and
Saks Fifth Avenue. Her other titles include What’s on the Beach? and What’s in the Garden?
Each: 18 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • October • $12.99 Cloth • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty • Hodder Children’s

Zoom and Fly, Mr Croc
A Flap and Pop-Up Book
Where are you going, Mr Croc? Mr Croc is off to visit his friends. Will he
take the car, the plane, or the submarine? Join in all the fun with Elsie the
Elephant, Lulu the Leopard, Wilf the Wolf, and Zebedee the Zebra. Superb
pop-ups and interactivity make this a must-have Mr Croc book.
9780340960035

Land Ahoy, Mr Croc
A Flap and Pop-Up Book
Mr Croc and his friends Elsie the Elephant, Lulu the Leopard, Wilf the Wolf,
and Zebedee the Zebra set sail on a big adventure. Mr Croc has found an
old pirate map—where will it take them?
9780340988756

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MR CROC
Each: 7.5 x 8 • September • $11.99 Cloth • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Novelty • Hodder Children’s

Wiggle, Jump, Stomp, Mr Croc
Can you wiggle like a worm, jump like a frog, and stomp like an elephant? If so,
join Mr Croc in another fabulous interactive bookthat is perfect for the very young.
12 pp • 9780340998847

Sleepy or Not, Mr Croc?
Mr Croc is not quite sleepy enough for bed. He is playing his guitar and drawing a picture. But after his bedtime milk and snack, he starts to get a little bit
sleepy. Soon he will be fast asleep and dreaming. Will it be a snappy dream?
7 pp • 9780340960028

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Ready, Steady, Go,
Mr Croc

Come and Play, Mr Croc
9780340931189

9780340988763

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Toddle Waddle
Julia Donaldson
Illustrations by Nick Sharratt
Hurry scurry, flip flop, toddle waddle—there’s a hullabaloo at
the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end
of the pier
A wobbly toddler takes a walk and is soon joined by a joyful troop
of human and animal friends. They wander happily along, but where
will they go and who else will they meet along the way? Followthe-leader has never been so much fun. With jaunty rhymes and
bright, bold pictures even the youngest child will love this simple,
playful story.
Julia Donaldson is a popular children’s author who has written such
stories as The Giants and the Joneses, the Smarties Prize–winning
The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, and The Snail and the Whale.
Nick Sharratt has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Children’s Book Award for Eat Your Peas. His other books
include The Big Book of Crazy Mix-Ups and Shark in the Park.
24 pp • 7.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Board Books
9780230757516 • February • $8.99 Board Book • Macmillan Children’s Books

One Mole Digging a Hole
Julia Donaldson
Illustrations by Nick Sharratt
All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book
“A clear winner.” —Bookseller
The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears, and a swarm
of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. Julia Donaldson’s
whimsical rhymes and Nick Sharratt’s hilarious illustrations make this early
introduction to animals, the outdoors, and gardening a delight to share out
loud. With plenty to giggle at on every page, counting—or gardening—
has never been so much fun!
Julia Donaldson is a popular children’s author who has written such stories as The Giants and the Joneses, the Smarties Prize–winning The Gruffalo,
Room on the Broom, and The Snail and the Whale. Nick Sharratt has won
numerous awards for his picture books, including the Children’s Book Award
for Eat Your Peas; among his other books are The Big Book of Crazy MixUps and Shark in the Park. They previously collaborated on Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose and Hippo Has a Hat.
24 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 5 • Board Books
9780230750494 • October • $8.99 Board Book
Macmillan Children’s Books

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Chocolate Mousse
for Greedy Goose
9780330512664

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Hippo Has a Hat
9780230711457

An A to Z of Fairies
Caroline Stills
Illustrations by Heath McKenzie
F is for the fairies in the pages of this book. You’ll
find them hiding everywhere—just go and have
a look!
A is for acorn cups, scattered on the ground. If you
see these, there is a chance that fairies are around.
B is for brownies who venture out at night. They do
the chores around the house and vanish by first light.
C is for a changeling, left in a baby’s bed. The fairies
took the child and put their changeling there instead.
Young fantasy lovers will adore this fanciful world
where fairies, gnomes, mermaids, selkies, trolls, and
pixies reign supreme. Zany illustrations provide sly
humor to accompany the rhyming stanzas, while a
search-and-find element adds extra fun.
Caroline Stills is the author of A to Z of Pirates
and An ABC of Pirates. Heath McKenzie is the illustrator of the A to Z of Pirates, An ABC of Pirates, and Pop Hooper’s Perfect Pets series.
24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books
9781921714504 • September
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

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An A to Z of Pirates

An ABC of Pirates

9781921714221
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9781921272776
$15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth

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Itsy-Bitsy Animals
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Jan Ormerod
A must-have companion to Itsy-Bitsy Babies, ideal for reading aloud
to toddlers
“Full of warmth and fun, appealing visuals, and gentle humor, this is a
marvelous book to read while gently bouncing a baby or young child
on your knee.” —Kirkus Reviews on Itsy-Bitsy Babies
These itsy-bitsy elephants hold each other’s tails. Those itsy-bitsy ducklings
go looking for snails. These itsy-bitsy puppies chew shoes and slippers. Those
itsy-bitsy penguins flap their flippers.
With its menagerie of frolicking kittens, ducklings, and baby creatures of
all kinds, this picture book is an enchanting exploration of the delight of
being small, and a perfect way of introducing young children to animals.
Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40
novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Little Humpty, and
Woolvs in the Sitee. Jan Ormerod is an acclaimed illustrator of more than
50 books for children. Her first book, Sunshine, won the Mother Goose Award and was listed as an ALA Notable Book. Her
other books include the Ballet Sisters series, I Am Not Going to School Today, Moonlight, The Newest Dancer, and Water Witcher.
24 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books
9781921714429 • October
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

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Itsy-Bitsy Babies
9781921541896
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And Red Galoshes
A Story About a Rainy Day
Glenda Millard
Illustrations by Jonathan Bentley
An adorable account of a rainy day made extra special by coming up with all
the different uses for red galoshes, from umbrella to bucket to drum sticks
Storm clouds sailing, wild winds wailing . . . and red galoshes.
Downpipe drum beat, rain on my street . . . and red galoshes.
Playing in the rain, leaves, and cool windy weather in red galoshes is joyful wintery fun. But what do you do when your red galoshes are too big? This beautiful text is brought to whimsical life by dreamy and enchanting illustrations.
Glenda Millard is the author of Kaito’s Cloth; Layla, Queen of Hearts; and
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark. Jonathan Bentley is the illustrator of The
Best Kind of Kiss, Have You Seen Duck?, and The Little Crooked House.
24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921541469 • March • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

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ROS MORIARTY
Ros Moriarty
Illustrations by Balarinji
Simple but intelligent, bright, and cheerful, this early childhood concept book teaches
animal names and celebrates indigenous art in a joyous, nondidactic, and playful way
Ros Moriarty is a former journalist with Radio Australia in indigenous affairs, women’s issues, and the environment;
the founder of a nonprofit organization supporting preliteracy education; and the designer and managing director
of Balarinji Studio, Australia’s leading indigenous art and design group. She is the author of Listening to Country.
Each: 24 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Picture Books • Allen & Unwin

Kangaroos Hop
Lively illustrations and cumulative text help children identify Australian animals in the Australian landscape as well as common verbs. The kangaroos
hop, the butterflies fly, and the echidnas shuffle across the land and down to
the water’s edge where a sleepy crocodile lies.
9781742379159 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper

Ten Scared Fish
In an animal counting book with a difference, the reader follows the river to
the sea, meeting and counting the animals until finally 10 little fish meet a
big scary shark. Bold illustrations and a delightfully playful text help readers familiarize themselves with prepositions as well as animals and numbers.
9781742379128 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper

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BRONWYN BANCROFT
Bronwyn Bancroft
“An aesthetically striking guide to Australian wildlife.” —Publishers Weekly on W Is for Wombat
“A feast for the eyes. . . . Gorgeous.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review of W Is for Wombat
Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer whose artwork has been collected and shown
by galleries around the world. She is the illustrator of An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals; An Australian
ABC of Animals; Malu Kangaroo; Patterns of Australia; Possum and Wattle; and Sun Mother Wakes the World.
Each: Four-color Interior • September • Little Hare Books

Kangaroo and Crocodile
My Big Book of Australian Animals
Following the success of Possum and Wattle, Bronwyn Bancroft has created this
companion volume, a beautiful book of Australian animals and landscapes
From eagles to echidnas, from geckoes to crocodiles, animal icons of Australia are
gorgeously integrated into glorious patterned landscapes. Bronwyn’s artwork, full of
bright colors and bold lines, is perfect for teaching first concepts. The end of the book
features an information page listing all the animals young readers will have encountered.
48 pp • 10.5 x 12.5 • Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books
9781921714252 • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth

E is for Echidna
My Australian Word Book
In this companion to W Is for Wombat, more images from Possum and
Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words have been specifically redesigned
for little hands and bright minds
The selection of striking colors, animals, and words and the new format make
this another perfect book for toddlers. Each page depicts an Australian word taken
from the original book—apple, bandicoot, crocodile, dragonfly—and creates a
captivating reference that celebrates the uniqueness of Australia and its language.
24 pp • 7 x 7 • Ages Up to 3 • Board Books
9781921714610 • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Board Book

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An Australian
1, 2, 3 of Animals

An Australian
ABC of Animals

9781921541117

9781921541124

W Is for Wombat
9781921541179

MY FIRST DISCOVERIES
Beautiful first information books reveal the marvels of the world using transparent acetate
pages that lift, revealing a related illustration underneath: the skeleton inside a bird, the seeds
and stones inside fruit, the bare winter tree that will come of a green tree. The illustrations help
young readers understand the world around them and discover how it changes.
Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Nonfiction • September
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

Atlas of Space

Atlas of the Earth

Find out how Big Bang created our universe, explore the surface of the moon,
go by satellite to the fiery sun, and follow the life of a star.

Find out how landscapes are formed
over millions of years; discover how
wind, water, and ice sculpt valleys and
mountains; and see a new island emerge
as a volcano erupts.

9781851034079

9781851034062

The Butterfly

Vegetables

Share the amazing life of the butterfly
from caterpillar to chrysalis to the most
beautiful of insects.

Whether young readers like their vegetables cooked or raw, the roots or the
leaves, they’ll enjoy this exploration of
the secrets of the garden—from onions
(they make your eyes water) to artichokes (we don’t eat the leaves or the
fruit, but the flower in the bud).

9781851034048

9781851034024

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MY FIRST DISCOVERIES
Beautiful first information books reveal the marvels of the world using transparent acetate
pages that lift, revealing a related illustration underneath: the skeleton inside a bird, the seeds
and stones inside fruit, the bare winter tree that will come of a green tree. The illustrations help
young readers understand the world around them and discover how it changes.
Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Nonfiction • September
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

Birds

Light

Discover the world of birds, their feathers and
their flight, their nests and their eggs.

Find out why rainbows form, see how light
makes plants grow, and watch color disappear
in the dark.

9781851033973

9781851034055

The Riverbank

The Town

The river is teeming with life. Look out for
kingfishers diving, moorhens nesting and
feeding their chicks, frogs mating, and tadpoles hatching.

Travel through time as houses replace huts,
bridges span rivers, and cranes tower over city
streets. See how technology has changed city life.

9781851033935

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9781851033959

MY FIRST DISCOVERIES
Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Nonfiction • September
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

Animals Underground

Inside the Body

Meet the animals who live in darkness underground,
safe from other animals who want to eat them.

Find what happens to the food we eat.
9781851034123

9781851034086

Insects
See into the homes of ants, bees, and termites. What
do worker ants do? How do bees organize their hives?
9781851034116

Life Below the City
Explore the hidden world below the city streets.
9781851034109

Fish Underwater
If young readers want to look at fish in the sea, they
can learn to dive, or they can watch the fish swim
around in the pages of this book.
9781851034093

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TORCHLIGHT
Included in the back of each book is a press-out paper “torch,” along with a slot to store it in.
As children slip the “torch” between the transparent plastic picture pages and the black pages,
they discover details hidden in each picture, illuminating the facts explained in the book and giving
the sense of exploring in the dark. Educational and playful, these books encourage observation,
concentration, and reading. Ingenious printing techniques allow the illustrations to show what
is normally hidden. Young readers will be amazed by what they light up using the magic torch.
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • Torchlight

Let’s Look at Fairies, Witches, Giants and Dragons
Explore the world of mystery, magic, and legends, and discover the strange and sometimes terrifying creatures that live secret and normally invisible lives.
9781851033584 • September

Let’s Look at Insects
Shine your torch into the homes of ants and bees. What do worker ants do? How do
bees build and clean the hive?
9781851032792 • October

Let’s Look at Life Below the City
Explore the hidden world that exists below the city streets, including cellars, sewers,
and public transportation.
9781851033133 • October

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TORCHLIGHT
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • Torchlight

Let’s Look at the Long Polar Night
Find out what it is like for the people and animals who live near the North and South Poles
during the six-month-long arctic winter night.
9781851033744 • November

Let’s Look for Lost Treasure
Buried underground and lost in forests, jungles, and under the sea, we discover treasure
and uncover the past.
9781851032914 • November

Let’s Look at Paris by Night
Discover the spectacular views and the finest historical and modern buildings in the capital of France on an imaginary tour of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
9781851033713 • November

Let’s Look at the Zoo by Night
Visit an imaginary zoo at night and look at all the animals close up when no one else is there.
9781851033331 • September

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CLOSE-UP
Each book comes with a press-out “magnifying glass” of sturdy paper which,
when moved between the book’s see-through acetate pages and the black pages beneath,
brightens and reveals hidden details of the various topics—the mosquito in the pond,
the squid in the ocean depths, and the hummingbird in the rainforest. Children can
discover more about animal life in various familiar habitats by exploring the stunning
illustrations in the dark pages of the book, with accompanying text giving scientific detail.
The back of the book features a slot for the magnifying glass’s safekeeping.
Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Novelty/Nonfiction • October
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • Close-up

Let’s Look at the Rainforest
The rainforest is bursting with plant and animal life, and readers will learn about
orchid bees (their back legs have little hollows filled with the scent of orchid, used
by the males to attract the females) and katydid grasshoppers (its spiky legs can
fight off attacks from frogs, birds, and even monkeys).
9781851033607

Let’s Look at the Seashore
The seashore scene has plenty of animals to spot, including a shrimp (it uses its pincers to cut up food and take it to its mouth just like a knife and fork) and a sea
anemone (it reproduces itself like a plant with buds—the babies grow from the base
of the anemone and gradually detach themselves).
9781851033416

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FIRST DISCOVERY
Beautiful detailed illustrations help children understand the world around them,
while transparent pages help them discover how things change. As the transparent overlay pages
are turned, the picture beneath reveals the unexpected side of things—an egg hatches into
a baby crocodile and the Colorado River wears away soft rock to create the Grand Canyon.

Mountains
Explore the mountains of the world. Learn about the way people, animals,
and birds adapt to living high up in the cold and the snow.
34 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction
9781851032945 • March
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery

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The Crocodile

The Desert

9781851033171

The Earth's Surface
9781851033621

Dolphins

9781851032990

9781851033645

The Moon

Parrots

9781851033669

9781851033706

Pirates
9781851033430

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FIRST DISCOVERY ART
See the magic of art revealed through transparent pages, foldouts, and die-cuts.
Such effects help readers understand the imaginations of artists, as they read about such wonders
as Picasso inventing cubism, Matisse assembling collages, and Christo creating an unusual landscape.

The Louvre
Enter through the glass pyramid to explore the largest museum in the
world. Open an Egyptian sarcophagus, see the Mona Lisa, and discover masterpieces throughout the museum.
36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–11 • Novelty/Nonfiction • 9781851032303 • September
$11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery Art

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Henri Matisse

Impressionists

Pablo Picasso

9781851032549

9781851032969

9781851032556

Paul Gauguin

Sculpture

Vincent Van Gogh

9781851033577

9781851032228

9781851032235

KATIE
James Mayhew
“Lovely watercolors. . . . Not only does this delightful fantasy succeed as art education, but it’s a charming
story as well.” —School Library Journal on Katie Meets the Impressionists
“This delightful romp through the world of art offers children a lighthearted, entertaining introduction
to the great masters’ works.” —Booklist on Katie and the Sunflowers
“Mayhew’s creatures are appealing anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered
in sepia line and glowing watercolors.” —Kirkus Reviews on Katie and the Dinosaurs
James Mayhew is a children’s author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little
Bear, Katie in London, Katie and the Spanish Princess, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight
Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? He received the New York Times award for
one of the 10 best-illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

Katie in Scotland
Katie discovers the delights of Scotland, with Nessie too! A perfect
first introduction to Scotland for all young children.
When Katie meets the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, fun and adventure soon follow. Katie and Nessie discover how beautiful and stunning
the country is as they take in the sights, from the Highlands to the Edinburgh Festival and including Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park and Museum,
Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, the Royal Mile, the National Gallery and
Portrait Gallery, and Greyfriar’s Bobby.
32 pp • 10 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • Orchard Books
New in Paper: 9781408308783 • September • $8.99
Cloth: 9781408308776 • Available • $16.99

Also available:
Each: $8.99 Paper

Katie and the British Artists

Katie and the Dinosaurs

9781846167379

9781843623960

Katie and the
Spanish Princess

Katie in London

Katie’s Picture Show

9781843622857

9781843623977

9781846162480

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MIKI
Stephen Mackey
Stephen Mackey is an artist who distributes his work through Lip International. His posters have sold through Ikea
and his greeting cards have sold through Barnes & Noble, Borders, Nature Company, Pier 1, and Urban Outfitters.
Each: 48 pp • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • October • Hodder Children’s

Miki
Set in a timeless, frozen place with dark blue skies and stark snowy
landscapes in beautiful tones, this rich, masterfully illustrated book
evokes winter thoroughly and is tinged with humor and wit
“Soft-focus pictures beautifully convey this icy world.”
—Bookseller
“There is a real sense of wonder in this book, illustrated in
glorious blues and greens, with characters set simply in uncluttered backgrounds for maximum impact. . . . This is a sumptuous production, which may well become a favorite with adults
and young children.” —School Librarian
On Midwinter Eve, Miki and her friend Penguin find their wishes
come true, as they are given a little tree to brighten up their cold,
dark home. However, keeping the fairy lights twinkling takes more
energy than even the great Polar Bear can muster. Miki’s friends worry
when she suddenly disappears, but her magical underwater journey
provides her with a light that is everlasting. Children will love identifying the various creatures in this mystical world beneath the ocean,
fantastically brought to life through the beautiful, soft illustrations.
10 x 11 • 9780340950654 • $8.99 Paper

Miki Box Set
A delightful gift set containing a mini hardback and an
adorable, soft toy penguin, perfect for playtime or bedtime
9.5 x 7 • 9781444906516
$16.99 Boxed Set: Cloth/Plush Toy

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MIKI

Miki and the Moon Blossom
A fascinating, quirky, and delightful tale awash with magic and mystery
One moonlit night, a seed grows and lifts Miki’s house high into the air to a strange
new world full of exotic creatures and plants. Polar Bear and Penguin set off on
a journey to rescue their friend, only to find themselves trapped when a great
storm comes. Will the friends make it back home again? This is a richly illustrated, atmospheric tale.
32 pp 10 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780340950678 • October • $8.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

Pushka
Stephen Mackey
A fascinating, beautifully illustrated tale full of mystery, this story of a lost
little circus clown is filled with magic, warmth, and heart
The little clown Pushka is fast asleep in his bed on the circus train when he suddenly topples out, finding himself lost in the enchanted woods. Scared, Pushka
runs away through the night until he is rescued by a beautiful dancing girl. She
says not a word, but she beckons him to her—luring Pushka into the arms of
a hungry giant! Will love find a way to save Pushka? With a song-like quality,
this is an enchanting tale about the unbreakable bonds of true love.
Stephen Mackey is an artist who distributes his work through Lip International.
His posters have sold through Ikea and his greeting cards have sold through Barnes
& Noble, Borders, Nature Company, Pier 1, and Urban Outfitters.
48 pp • 10 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781444901344 • October • $16.99 Cloth • Hodder Children’s

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Babbit
Lydia Monks
Babbit is a garrulous toy bunny who has a startling
adventure—how will his flippity floppity day end?
Talkative carrot lover Babbit is having a lovely picnic with the Big One and the Little One, but just as
they are packing everything away, he is grabbed! But
who has stolen him? This humorous story of learning to play nice and take care of toys has a happy
ending for all.
Lydia Monks is the author and illustrator of Aaaaarrrgghh, Spider! and Eek Mouse!
32 pp • 11 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781405254236 • September • $8.99 Paper
Egmont UK

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Stanley’s Stick
John Hegley
Illustrations by Neal Layton
Full of masterful puns and the childhood magic that
creates a winning toy from a simple stick, this picture book is filled with marvelous flights of fancy
“Beautifully written . . . Neal Layton’s illustrations work brilliantly with Hegley’s wordplay,
presenting Stanley’s imagination with warmth
and wit.” —Bookbag
“Offer this title to readers pleased with wordplay and to those with an ability to appreciate
unusual humor.” —School Library Journal on
My Dog Is a Carrot
Stanley’s stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand,
Stanley’s options are endless—he flies to the moon,
writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle, and
rides a dinosaur—and his imagination takes over and
the magic begins. Stanley shows that seeing truly depends on the ability to believe in the possibilities. This
book celebrates the power of ingenuity that allows
children to use the most mundane of objects to create their own scenes and worlds, and act out stories.
John Hegley is a poet, comedian, musician, songwriter,
and the author of My Dog Is a Carrot. Neal Layton
has illustrated more than 40 books, and won the Smarties Prize for Oscar and Arabella, which he wrote and
illustrated.
32 pp • 11 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780340988190 • December • $8.99 Paper
Hodder Children’s

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Whiffy Wilson
The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Wash
Caryl Hart
Illustrations by Leonie Lord
Whiffy Wilson isn’t keen on clean—he only has time for grime! A wonderful lesson on why bath times are best.
There was a wolf called Wilson who never brushed his hair. He never washed
his paws or face, or changed his underwear. Will anyone be able to persuade Whiffy Wilson to change his gross ways for something far less stinky?
Pee-ew! Let’s hope so! A fantastically funny verse from the brilliant Caryl
Hart, with grubby-but-great illustrations from the hugely talented illustrator
of The Dirty Great Dinosaur.
Caryl Hart is a children’s author. Her first picture book, Don’t Dip Your
Chips in Your Drink Kate! was short-listed for Sheffield Children’s Book
Award 2010. Leonie Lord is the illustrator of The Dirty Great Dinosaur
and The Super Hungry Dinosaur.
32 pp • 11 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781408309193 • November • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

The Tale of Georgie Grub
Jeanne Willis
Illustrations by Margaret Chamberlain
A gloriously funny, cautionary tale of warning from the award-winning Jeanne Willis
“A hilarious and blithely grim cautionary tale. Willis’ agile rhymes dance across
the page.” —Bookseller
This hilarious tale of Georgie Grub, a child who refuses to bathe himself much to
the consternation of his poor mother, is sure to disgust and delight children and adults
alike. No matter how hard Georgie’s mother tries to get him to wash, the moment
she says “soap,” the bad little hooligan runs and hides. However, when Georgie meets
an amusingly gruesome end, it’s his mother who gets the last laugh. This hilariously anarchic tale shows the unfortunate consequences that befall bad boys and
girls who do not wash up.
Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children’s picture book authors. Her books
include Dozy Mare, Dr Xarle’s Book of Earthlets, Old Dog, and The Really Rude
Rhino. Margaret Chamberlain is the illustrator of a number of children’s books, including I Do Not Eat the Colour Green; The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate; and
Pass the Jam, Jim.
32 pp • 10.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849390651 • October • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Also available:

Old Dog
9781842708804
$8.99 Paper

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Dozy Mare
9781842705247
$9.99 Paper

Dr Xargle’s Book
of Earthlets
9781849392921
$9.99 Paper

The Really
Rude Rhino
9781842705711
$9.95 Paper

My Granny Is a Pirate
Val McDermid
Illustrations by Arthur Robins
The first children’s book from a bestselling mystery author will have readers wondering if their grandmas might be pirates too
My granny was a pirate!
She sailed the seven seas.
She captured many pirate ships
But was always home for tea.
When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we find out all about Pirate
Granny’s fearsome reputation and her swashbuckling ways, from making other
roguish pirates walk the plank to singing sea shanties to her dog Jolly
Roger. Brilliant and hilarious illustrations match the vibrant verse perfectly in
this true tale of adventure upon the high seas.
Val McDermid is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages. They include Fever of the Bone and A Place of Execution, and her Tony Hill books are the basis for the television series Wire in the
Blood. She has won such awards as the CWA Gold Dagger, the LA Times Book
of the Year, and the Lambda Literary Awards Pioneer Award. This is her first
children’s book. Arthur Robins has illustrated numerous children’s books, including What’s Happening to Me? and Where Did I Come From?
32 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781408309278 • January • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

BOM! Went the Bear
Nicki Greenberg
A wonderful, joyous celebration of music and play
BOM! went the bear on the big bass drum
Ting-ting-a-ting-ting-a
Strum strum strum
Bear loves to play his big bass drum—on his own. He likes
to make as much noise as he can, marching around like he’s
king of all the land. It looks like so much fun that soon he’s
joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians. But with so
many animals determined to deliver a command performance,
is there room for Bear to march to the beat of his own drum?
Nicki Greenberg is the author and illustrator of Monkey Red,
Monkey Blue and the creator of graphic novel adaptations of
The Great Gatsby and Hamlet. Her illustrations have been
featured in the New Yorker.
32 pp • 11.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books/Fiction
9781742376714 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Allen & Unwin

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The Very Helpful Hedgehog
Rosie Wellesley
A wonderful, sweetly illustrated message about
friendship and helping others
Isaac is a hedgehog who has only ever been alone,
and that is the way he likes it. One day an apple falls
from a tree and sticks onto the spines on his back.
He wiggles and jiggles, but he cannot get it off. As
he struggles to remove the apple, help comes in the
unexpected form of a donkey who cannot reach the
apples which fall outside of his paddock. Isaac learns
that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful,
than to be on your own all of the time.
Rosie Wellesley is a children’s book author.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781843651987 • October
$8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

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Monsters Don’t Cry!
Brett McKee
Illustrations by Ella Burfoot
An adorably written, gorgeously illustrated story of a brave little monster learning that sometimes it’s okay to cry
“Tactile and appealing . . . an inspiration to kids struggling with
sleep.” —Publishers Weekly on Darkness Slipped In
Archie awoke with a shout in the night.
Only a dream, but what a terrible fright.
Well monsters may roar, may growl or just sigh,
But monsters are strong, monsters don’t cry.
Written in delightful rhyming verse, this charming children’s story introduces Archie, a brave young monster who is determined to face all the
obstacles life has to offer without shedding a single tear. From scary nightmares to falling out of a swing, upset tummies due to too much birthday
cake, and even getting stung by a mean old bumble bee, Archie remains
steadfast to prove that he is a real monster—and monsters are strong, they
don’t cry! However, Archie eventually learns that sometimes even little monsters don’t always have to be brave, especially when mommy
and daddy monster are at hand to make everything all right!
Brett McKee is the author of George’s Invisible Watch and The Tickle Ghost. Ella Burfoot is the author and illustrator of Bear
and Me, Darkness Slipped In, and Louie and the Monsters.
32 pp • 11 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849392914 • September • $15.99 Cloth • Andersen Press

Denver
David McKee
Nominated for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal, a picture book from beloved
children’s author David McKee about being content with one’s life
“The illustrations . . . are superb as one would expect from McKee.”
—Books for Keeps
“McKee’s gentle humor and love of irony are in full force in this celebration
of individuality and laughter.” —Publishers Weekly on Elmer
Denver is rich—very, very rich, and everyone in the village loves him for his kindness and generosity. But one day a stranger arrives, who breeds discontent by telling
the villagers it isn’t fair for Denver to have so much more than they do. When Denver hears what has happened, he divides his money equally between everyone. He
moves to a new village, where he lives happily and is better appreciated, but for
the old villagers life just is not the same without him.
David McKee is one of the best-known illustrators of picture books, having created such modern classics as the Elmer series. His first book was published in 1964,
and his books are now published in more than 35 languages throughout the world.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • Andersen Press
New in Paper: 9781849393898 • September • $9.99
Cloth: 9781842709634 • Available • $16.99

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The Koala Bounces Back
Jimmy Thomson
Illustrations by Eric Löbbecke
Karri the bouncing koala finally has a peaceful home and many friends
in the bush—until a group of terrifying felines arrives and threatens to
ruin all the fun
At long last, Karri feels at home among his friends in the bush—that is,
until a gang of fearsome cats shows up and begins to scare everyone in sight.
What can Karri do? The cats don’t want to stop chasing the bush creatures,
and they don’t want to leave, either. After all, they need somewhere to live
too. The cats strike a deal with Karri. They’ll play a game for it, and whoever wins gets to stay. It’s a risky move—where will Karri and his friends
go if they lose?
Jimmy Thomson is the author of Snitch. Eric Löbbecke is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist for books, newspapers, and magazines. His
other children’s picture books include The Galumpher, Purple Snow, and
What Rot! They previously collaborated on The Koala Who Bounced.
32 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781742750088 (Replaces 9781742750071) • October
$9.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper • Random House Australia

Also available:
The Koala
Who Bounced
9781742752242

$8.99 (Can $9.99)

The Goggle-Eyed Goats
Stephen Davies
Illustrations by Christopher Corr
A wonderfully vibrant and unusual picture book from a talented
writer and exuberant illustrator
Old Al Haji Amadu had three wives, seven children—and five extremely naughty goggle-eyed goats. His goats were so naughty:
they munched and gobbled and chewed whatever they could find.
One day, enough was enough and Al Haji Amadu decided that the
goats had to go! But getting rid of these troublesome goats proved
to be harder than Al Haji could ever have imagined in this hilarious tale.
Stephen Davies lives amongst Fulani herders in West Africa with his
wife, baby daughter, a horse, two kittens, and five hens—but happily no goggle-eyed goats. Christopher Corr is the author and illustrator of Little Book of Blessings and Whole World.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849392938 • September • $16.99 Cloth • Andersen Press

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Ned and the Joybaloo
Hiawyn Oram
Illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura
Gorgeous, whimsical illustrations accompany a moving story
that teaches children the importance of cultivating imagination and finding their own joy
“Children will relate to this delightful tale. . . . A fine picture book that shows the value of imagination in children.” —School Library Journal on In the Attic
“Quirky and inventive, this story should stimulate the
imaginations of young children.” —Booklist on In the Attic
Ned is grumpy every day except for Friday—that is the day
when his Joybaloo comes to visit him. The Joybaloo is a magical creature that breathes paper roses and opens up Ned’s mind
to all the wonderful adventures life has to offer him if he only
uses his imagination. All through the night they play the most
wonderful games—they use laughter to propel themselves
up past the stars and into the Joybaloo’s playgrounds, where
they swim in warm, fast streams and explore in the long grasses
for hours on end. Then, unfortunately, it’s finally time for the
Joybaloo to go back to sleep. They make a promise to meet again
every Friday until forever. But one day the Joybaloo disappears
and Ned has no choice but to learn how to make his own joy.
Can he learn to be happy on his own?
Hiawyn Oram has had more than 90 children’s books published,
including The Giant Surprise: A Narnia Story, The Second Princess, The Wrong Overcoat, and the Mona the Vampire series.
She has received many prizes and awards for her work, including being short-listed for the Smarties Prize for The Second Princess.
Satoshi Kitamura is a Mother Goose Award and Smarties Prize–winning author-illustrator, whose books include Millie’s Marvelous Hat and What’s Wrong with My Hair? They previously collaborated on A Boy Wants a Dinosaur.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781842706053 • November • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Also available:

In the Attic
9781849392983
$8.99 Paper

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Nora
The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate
Andrew Weale
Illustrations by Ben Cort
An outrageously funny cautionary tale, illustrated by the artist of Aliens Love
Underpants
She piled them all onto her bed
And then, instead of using bread,
She curled the mattress round her things
And made a sandwich fit for kings
Nora Fatima Buffet is a greedy-guts. One night, when she is sent to bed without
any supper, she decides to make her own sandwich, using whatever she can find—
but this time she’s bitten off more than she can chew.
Andrew Weale teaches English as a foreign language, and is the author of One Newt
in a Suit. Ben Cort is a children’s book illustrator whose books include Aliens Love
Underpants and Pigs Can’t Fly!
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849393829 • November • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Mary Had a Little Lamb
Kate Willis-Crowley
The classic nursery rhyme is given a special warmth and inventiveness
by a new young illustrator
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow. Why does the playful
little lamb follow Mary everywhere? This classic story of one little girl’s
single-minded devotion to her lamb is aimed at the very youngest child,
simply and beautifully illustrated, and offers end-of-the-book instructions
for making one’s own special little lamb mask. A wonderful book to share,
this tale will have young children joining in with the classic rhyme and
following the characters.
Kate Willis-Crowley is the illustrator of Jack and Jill.
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books/Classics
9780340999769 • November • $8.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

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Stomp!
Jeanne Willis
Illustrations by Paul Howard
From acclaimed children’s author Jeanne Willis comes an irresistible minimonster
Stomp! Stomp! Here comes a minimonster, and he’s looking for something special. He crashes through the kitchen and stomps up the stairs, but he can’t find
that special something anywhere! Just what is the mini-monster looking for? With
a bold but simple text and an adorably mischievous little monster, all children
will love joining in the search.
Jeanne Willis is the Smarties Prize–winning author of more than 80 books for children, including Daft Bat; Dr. Xargle’s Book of Earthlets; Mommy, Do You Love
Me?; Never Too Little to Love; and Susan Laughs. Paul Howard is the illustrator
of Look at You!, The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out, and A Very Curious Bear.
32 pp • 10 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781846167959 • September • $9.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Mayfly Day
Jeanne Willis
Illustrations by Tony Ross
A beautiful life-affirming picture book by award-winning team Jeanne Willis
and Tony Ross
“The creative partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross has produced another gem to dazzle us.” —Bookseller
“A poetic, life-affirming story about a mayfly, and how she enjoys every moment of her single day of life, from a Smarties Prize–winning team.”
—Publishing News
Mayfly might have only one day to live, but she enjoys every moment by observing
all the wonderful life teeming around her and rejoicing in her own. As she soars
over the sky at dawn she bathes in the golden light, and she dances to the music
of the universe. Throughout the day she sees a multitude of glorious things, including flowers blooming, a summer’s rain, children playing on a lawn, and a sky
filled with rainbows. With illustrations that are whimsical and bright, Mayfly teaches
children and adults alike the to cherish the gift of being alive each day.
Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the author-illustrator team of numerous books,
including Dr. Xargle’s Book of Earthlets, Old Dog, Shhh!, Sloth’s Shoes, Susan
Laughs, and the Smarties Prize–winner Tadpole’s Promise.
32 pp • 9 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781842706060 • February • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

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Superfrog!
Michael Foreman
A little frog has had enough of the bad guys who snap their jaws at little fish
and terrify tadpoles in this fun superhero tale
“A lighthearted, fun romp. It’s silly, it’s amusing, it’s fast-paced, and action-packed.” —Bookbag
“Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.”
—Quentin Blake
Little Frank lives in Pond City, where life among the lilies couldn’t be better—
during the day, that is. At nighttime the pond folk quiver in their slippery skins
as slimy bug-eyed monsters emerge from the watery underworld. One night, their
dastardly deeds go too far, and Little Frank decides enough is enough. Can he
stop the creepy crooks once and for all?
Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award– and Smarties Prize–winning
illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s books. He is the
author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic
Fairy Tales, Hello World, One World, and Little Reindeer.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849392198 • September • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Tigerbear
Steve Webb
Illustrations by Katharine McEwen
A small boy confronts his nighttime fears in an exuberant and empowering tale of childhood imagination
Young readers can join Tigerbear as he hops from rock to rock, swishes through
tall grass and splishes through mud, then they can play hide-and-seek with
Tigerbear and his new friend in a dark, dark cave. Is there really a scary monster? It’s up to Tigerbear to save the day!
Steve Webb is the author of Polly Jean Pyjama Queen. Katharine McEwen
has illustrated more than 30 picture books, including The Children Who
Smelled a Rat and I Love You, Little Monkey.
32 pp • 10.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781849392259 • September • $8.99 Paper • Andersen Press

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One Cool Cat!
Susannah Corbett
Illustrations by David Roberts
Offbeat illustrations perfectly complement this jazzy tale of a too-cool, witty
kitty who strolls into town one day
“Ooo, you didn’t want to do that,” said a black cat sitting nearby on the wall.
“Terrible bad luck that is.”
“Listen, friend,” snapped the white cat, “when you look this good, you don’t need luck!”
Let us introduce you to One Cool Cat. He’s a smart, sharp, cat who is here to tell
you that when you’ve got looks that could kill, and style in your smile, you don’t
need luck on your side—or do you? Combining a hilarious story with stylish illustrations, this deliciously paced tale will be perfect for all book-loving and catloving households.
Susannah Corbett is an actress. Her previous children’s book was Dragon’s Dinner. David Roberts is the illustrator of such children’s picture books as Dear Tabby,
Tyrannosaurus Drip, and Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale.
32 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–7 • Picture Books
9781405230353 • January • $9.99 Paper • Egmont UK

Go Jojo Go!
Tessa Bickford and Jennifer Castles
“Am I ready yet?” asks Jojo, an eager little penguin who
can’t wait to go to sea, in this growing up story illustrated
with adorable real-life photographs
Jojo the penguin just can’t wait to go to sea, but first she must
learn to swim. When Jojo’s fuzzy baby down becomes a shiny
penguin coat and she can swim across the biggest rock pool,
she is ready at last. Flippa-flap, snippa-snap, go Jojo go! This
delightful picture book for children ready to explore their world
features photographs of the Gentoo penguins on Macquarie
Island, halfway between Australia and the Antarctic.
Tessa Bickford grew up by the Great Barrier Reef and spent
several years working on boats on the reef in Far North
Queensland and Indonesia. Her passion for marine life and
the natural world took her to Macquarie Island, in the Sub
Antarctic, where she worked as a fur seal researcher. In the
summer months, thousands of penguins, seals, and sea birds come to breed on Macquarie Island, and Tessa found herself working on one of the island’s busiest beaches! Jennifer Castles is the author of Tiny: A Little Dog on a Big Adventure (with photographer Steve Otton) and A Song for Lorkie (with artist Dean Bowen).
32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • 48 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781743310175 • February • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Allen & Unwin

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Grumpy Little King
Michel Streich
A delightful fable addressing the futility of war, perfect for early discussions of bullying
and human rights
The little king was always grumpy. “I am fed up with being the little king of a tiny nation!”
he shouted. “I want to rule over an enormous country and be famous!” So the little king
decided to start a war. But when the soldiers look around the battlefield for their war-happy
king and find him nowhere in sight, the king’s war doesn’t work out quite the way he planned.
Michel Streich’s witty text and amusing illustrations make this a perfect picture book for
parents and children to share. This engaging and thought-provoking story about conflict
exposes the foolishness of war with a light touch.
Michel Streich is an editorial and book illustrator whose drawings have featured in publications such as the Age, the Financial Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Times.
His two most recent books are the illustrated book versions of The Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
32 pp • 7.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 4–8 • Picture Books
9781742375724 • September
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

The Perfect Flower Girl
Tahgred Chandab
Illustrations by Binny Talib
Young readers who love the romance of weddings, brides, and flower girls can
join Amani and her little sister in this joyous celebration of a Lebanese Muslim wedding
Amani is going to be a flower girl, leading the bride and groom, stepping exactly, one, two, three! She’s counting the days, and there’s so much to do: cooking with Tayta, visiting the dressmaker, and dancing at the party with all the
bride’s friends. But when the wedding day comes, and all the guests are waiting, will Amani be the perfect flower girl? This enchanting story captures the
excitement of the preparations for any wedding, and shows the many exciting celebrations in Lebanese Muslim weddings that occur before the marriage
takes place.
Taghred Chandab is a journalist and the coauthor of The Glory Garage: Growing up Lebanese Muslim in Australia, which was an Honor Book in the CBCA
awards. Binny Talib is a designer whose playful illustrations have been used
for children’s clothing and toys, books, album covers, and greeting cards.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742375731 • November
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Rollo and Ruff and the Little
Fluffy Bird
Mick Inkpen
A cat and mouse tale about helping others out—
no matter how smelly they may be
“The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always,
hits the spot.” —Guardian
There are footprints all over the Cornershop yard,
and something has been nibbling Rollo’s little red ball.
Could the stinky little creature fast asleep in the Little Fluffy Bird’s nest have something to do with it?
This story of friendship between very different animals is made even stronger with a trail of sweets from
the Cornershop.
Mick Inkpen is a top-selling picture book artist and
writer whose Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold
millions of copies worldwide. He is the winner of the
Smarties Prize for Kipper’s A to Z (praised by Publishers Weekly in 2001 as one of the “most distinguished titles of the year”), the British Book Award
for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children’s Book
Award for Threadbear. His Kipper stories are the basis
of a television show that was hailed by Parenting Magazine as a Top 10 show for children under five.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • Hodder Children’s
9780340989593 (Replaces 9780340989586)
October • $9.99 New in Paper

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This Is My Book
9780340989630
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Foxes in the Snow
Jonathan Emmett
Illustrations by Rebecca Harry
The wonderfully wintry tale of two adventurous
little fox cubs and their first snowfall, from the
team behind Ruby in Her Own Time
“Delightful . . . a reassuring tale for toddlers
who may at some point lose sight of a carer
when outside the home. . . . Harry’s soft-focus
woodland illustrations complement the text,
and there’s a touch of sparkle in them to add
magic to a charming wintertime tale.”
—Armadillo Magazine
When Mother Fox goes out to look for food she
leaves her fox cubs, Alfie and Bonnie, with clear instructions to stay inside where it’s safe and snug. But
the two young cubs can’t resist the exciting world
above, and soon find themselves in the middle of their
first ever snowfall! But Alfie and Bonnie are only little and the world outside feels very big, and very
white. If they snow keeps on falling, how will they
ever find their way home? This cozy, reassuring story
with a stunning sparkly cover is perfect for Christmas and beyond.
Jonathan Emmett is the author of Bringing Down
the Moon and I Love You Always and Forever. Rebecca Harry is the illustrator of the Noisy Farm Babies series, which includes Little Bunny and Little
Duckling. They previously collaborated on Ruby in
Her Own Time and This Way, Ruby!
32 pp • 11 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780230712294 • October • $9.99 Paper
Macmillan Children’s Books

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Big Bear, Little Brother
Carl Norac
Illustrations by Kristin Oftedal
Short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the story of an extraordinary friendship between a lost little boy and a solitary polar bear
“With a very limited color palette, Oftedal skillfully evokes the
snowy setting of this story. Her pencil line is fantastically expressive, conveying emotion as well as fluidity and texture. And the
incredible softness of the bear contrasts beautifully with the hardness of the ice.” —Kate Greenaway judging panel
On the ice, the wind is blowing gently and Big Bear has paused his journey, taking a moment to dream. Suddenly the stillness is broken with
a cry as a child tumbles down an icy cliff, and Big Bear catches him. Together they talk, play in the snow, and protect each other when danger arrives. This delicately woven tale is accompanied by beautiful,
evocative illustrations.
Carl Norac is a prize-winning poet and children’s author whose acclaimed books have been translated into 39 languages. His titles include I Love to Cuddle, I Love You So Much, and My Daddy
Is a Giant. Kristin Oftedal is a freelance illustrator whose clients have included Oxford University Press and Vogue Girl Korea.
This is her first picture book.
32 pp • 11 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780230016842 • October • $9.99 Paper • Macmillan Children’s Books

Nessie the Loch Ness Monster
Richard Brassey
Does the Loch Ness monster exist? Of course she does! This
picture book presents the facts—more or less.
Millions of years ago, the northern tip of Scotland was a separate island, until it crashed into the mainland. The prehistoric sea monsters rushed to escape—all except for Nessie!
Ever since, people have claimed to see her as vehemently as
others have denied her existence. And there have been some
crazed and cunning plans to trap this elusive creature. What
are the facts and what is only legend? With humor and historical accuracy, Richard Brassey tells the irresistible tale for
readers everywhere.
Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colorful and original nonfiction books for children, among them
The Story of Scotland, which won the TES/Saltire Society
Award, and the Brilliant Brits biography series.
24 pp • 7 x 10 • 24 Color Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Folklore/Picture Books
9781444000566 (Replaces 9781858813097) • September
$7.99 Paper • Orion Children’s Books

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The Last Tiger
Rebecca Elliott
Showcasing Rebecca Elliott’s unique and acclaimed illustrative
style, this story serves as a poignant warning of what the future
might hold if we neglect our duty to care for the environment
“Elliot’s lovely story is arrestingly told, in beautiful, textured mixed-media illustrations that are evocatively minimalist and ingeniously composed.” —Kirkus Reviews,
starred review, Zoo Girl
“An excellent reminder that children in wheelchairs are not
defined by their disabilities.” —School Library Journal on
Just Because
“Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colors to great effect.”
—Carousel
In a world that has been destroyed by human carelessness, a little boy named Luka discovers the last tiger. But where did he come
from? Throughout their adventures, Luka and the tiger become the
best of friends. Then one day, the tiger is captured and put on display in a horrible cage. To save both the tiger and the world, boy
and tiger must band together to show the people a more natural
way of living, leading to a better, more sustainable future for all.
With striking illustrations crafted in ink line and collage, this
thoughtful yet uplifting picture book leaves a lasting impact.
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book,
and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. She is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was
nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9780745963846 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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Just Because

Sometimes

Zoo Girl

9780745962672

9780745962979

9780745963235

Stories for a Fragile Planet
Traditional Tales About Caring for the Earth
Kenneth Steven
Illustrations by Jane Ray
Ten sumptuously illustrated stories from different cultures
highlight the importance of taking care of the world
“The illustrations feature crisp, clear, jewel-like colors in a
primitive style, which neatly matches the excellent storytelling of the text. A welcome addition to world tale shelves.”
—Booklist
“The words flow smoothly and make for fine reading aloud.
Ray’s charming illustrations, many with her trademark intricate stylization, are an excellent complement to these gentle,
nature-loving tales.” —Kirkus Reviews
Sourced from around the world and through the ages, this is a collection of world stories that each reflect humanity’s need to take
care of the world that sustains them. Tales from ancient Greece,
the Far East, the Celts, Africa, Greenland, Russia, China, Japan,
South America, and ancient Israel afford wonderful opportunities
for Jane Ray’s paradisiacal paintings of trees and flowers, animals
and birds—in short, all creation. The theme combines tradition with
contemporary urgency, and children will gain knowledge of other
cultures that share their planet, while enjoying the evocative words
and astonishing pictures.
Kenneth Steven is the author of The Bearer of Gifts, The Biggest
Thing in the World, and The Sea Mice and the Stars. Jane Ray is a renowned children’s book illustrator who has worked with
Michael Rosen, Jeanette Winterson, and Vikrem Seth, and is the author of The Apple-Pip Princess and Snow White. She is a
Smarties Award winner, has been short-listed five times for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was hailed as “one of the most luminous illustrators at work today” by an Economist reviewer.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–12 • Picture Books
9780745963860 (Replaces 9780745961576) • January • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

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Mr Aesop’s Story Shop
Bob Hartman
Illustrations by Jago Silver
Ten of Aesop’s fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller
“Nodding toward Greek frescoes, Jago’s warm and expressive collages are a
strong complement to these inviting retellings.” —Publishers Weekly
“[A] fresh approach to the classic collection . . . effective context for the fables.” —Kirkus Reviews
“My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments
to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment—and enjoy!”
Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humor, irony, action, and clever
dialogue to these retellings of 10 of Aesop’s fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. A rich mix of familiar and
less well-known tales have been selected for their relevance to the life of children
today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers
are shown the benefits of good behavior—but these quirky stories are far from being
typical morality tales. Animated, witty illustrations echo the fun flavor of the text.
Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including Easter Angels, Grumblebunny, The Lion Storybook of Animal Tales, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff!, and The Wolf Who
Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jago Silver is the illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible and Myron’s Magic Cow.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Classics • Lion Children’s
New in Paper: 9780745962986 • September • $10.99 (Can $11.99)
Cloth: 9780745969152 • Available • $14.99 (Can $16.99)

The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables
Margaret McAllister
Illustrations by Amanda Hall
Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this highly illustrated collection
of the best-loved fables of all time is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy
Aesop’s Fables have provided valuable inspiration for children’s books throughout the centuries and around the world, and their wisdom is welcomed by all book lovers as an essential addition to any bookshelf. Stylishly written, this gorgeous compendium includes a
distinctive selection of 28 stories—all of the best-loved and most popular fables as well as
some of those that are less well known. The stories are accompanied and set apart by the
sumptuous and sensitive full-color artwork, in which graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables indisputably to life.
Margaret McAllister is the author of A Friend for Rachel, A Ghost at the Window, High Crag
Linn, The Life Shop, the Mistmantle Chronicles, and The Octave of Angels. Amanda Hall is
the illustrator of The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers and The Lion Day-by-Day Bible.
128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 50 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Classics
9780745962009 • February • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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A Fairy Tale
Tony Ross
An atmospheric and evocative original take on the concept of what a fairy tale
is, set in early 20th-century England
“Evocative and nostalgic . . . A Fairy Tale is one of the most original children’s books for a long time.” —Sunday Times
Do fairies really exist? Bessie doesn’t think so. But then she meets the mysterious
Mrs. Leaf and so begins a lifelong friendship. As time passes Bessie starts to wonder if she might have been wrong about fairies, after all.
Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede’s
100 Shoes, I Don’t Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other
Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!, among others. He has received
numerous awards, including the German Children’s Book Prize and the silver medal
in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
32 pp • 9 x 10.5 • 30 Color Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Fiction
9781849393553 • October • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

My Favourite Fairy Tales
Tony Ross
Gorgeous full-color illustrations accompany classically retold fairy tales in
a magical collection that is guaranteed to enchant
“Wonderfully illustrated collection . . . perfect for reading aloud.” —Bookseller
This humorous and imaginative collection of classic fairy tales from acclaimed author and illustrator Tony Ross is ideal for reading aloud to young children. The collection consists of seven easy-to-read stories with engaging, fully integrated color
illustrations on every page as well as large, accessible type. Stories include Beauty
and the Beast, Fairy Gifts, Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess, Rumpelstiltskin, Sweet Porridge, The Hedley Kow, and The Musicians of Bremen.
Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede’s 100
Shoes, I Don’t Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!, among others. He has received numerous awards, including the German Children’s Book Prize and the silver medal in
the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
96 pp • 9.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Folklore/Classics
9781849392112 (Replaces 9781842709801) • September • $14.99 Paper
Andersen Press

Also available:

My First
Nursery Stories
9781842709726
$17.95 Paper and CD

The Three Sillies
9781842709603
$19.99 Cloth

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10-MINUTE BEDTIME STORIES
The 10-Minute Bedtime Stories series features tales that have enchanted children and adults alike,
retold at the perfect length for reading to children at bedtime. Each book includes multiple tales
and action-packed illustrations to bring these bite-sized adventures to life.

Tales from Around the World
Graham Percy
A collection of stories full of imagination, color, and wonderful
detail taken from all over the globe
Including enchanting tales taken from the storytelling heritage of many
different countries and cultures, these stories are simply retold to be
especially accessible to children and accompanied by lively color illustrations throughout. Magical characters from every continent
abound in the multicultural tales, including a kettle that transforms
into a dancing badger from Japan, an Aboriginal tale of friendship
between an owl and a hurricane, and a charming tale of witches and
butterflies from Persia.
Graham Percy is the author of numerous books, including Baa, Baa
Black Sheep; Cinderella; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding
Hood; The Three Little Pigs; and Whose House Is This?
96 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Folklore
9781843652076 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
Pavilion Children’s

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Classic Nursery Tales

Tales from Pinocchio

9781843651529

9781843651475

Tales from The
Arabian Nights

Tales from The Wind
in the Willows

9781843651444

9781843651413

The Owl and the Pussycat
And Other Nonsense
Edward Lear
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen
Jump aboard the pea-green boat and enter the enchanting world
of Edward Lear with this special edition collection of Lear’s
best-loved nonsense verse
Rediscover classics such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “The Jumblies,” and “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” in this gorgeous
collection of poems brought to life with a series of stunning new
illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. Lear’s verse
and limericks have enthralled generations of families, but it is as
an ornithological illustrator that he first made his name. His poems,
and the original artwork that accompanies them, form the heart
of this beautiful book, but Lear’s sketches and drawings of birds,
as well as a brief glimpse into the life of the man who declared,
“Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils,” complete this tribute to
an extraordinary and enduring talent. Learn what happened to
the new vestments of the old man from the Kingdom of Tess, take
a stroll through Bong Tree Land, and so much more with this specially illustrated bicentenary edition that provides not only a celebration of Edward Lear’s 200th year, but also a unique gift for
adults and children to enjoy together for years to come.
Edward Lear is the highly acclaimed author of numerous children’s
books, including The Book of Nonsense, Complete Nonsense of
Edward Lear, The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense, and Poetry for Young People. Robert Ingpen is the talented pen-andink illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Around the
World in Eighty Days, The Jungle Book, The Wizard’s Book of
Spells, as well as many other revered classics.

Also available:

192 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Classics
9780957148307 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Palazzo Editions

Around the World
in Eighty Days
9780956494252
$19.99 (Can $21.99) Paper

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Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
One of the most popular plays ever written is rewritten here for
children in a delightfully illustrated book that is sure to be treasured by all
Based on the smash-hit musical that has become one of the most popular children’s plays of all time, this beautiful book retells in verse and
illustrations one of the most action-packed stories of the Old Testament. The lively lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and
the humorous illustrations by Quentin Blake are a delight for children
of all ages.
Tim Rice is a British lyricist and author, best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Evita, Jesus
Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and
The Wizard of Oz. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a British composer of musical theater. Among others, he has won seven Tony Awards, three
Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award. Quentin Blake is best known
for his Roald Dahl illustrations, and has won the Whitbread Award,
the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among
numerous others.
48 pp • 9 x 12 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Picture Books/Classics
9781843651031 • December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Pavilion Children’s

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Germs!
An Epic Tale on a Tiny Scale!
Martin Howard
Illustraions by Colin Stimpson
An imaginative and action-packed story with a strong message for children to wash their hands, featuring a special four-page gatefold foldout
showing the armies lined up for battle
The story begins with the rumble of war as Sam, a young germ, is conscripted
to fight in the Germ Army. Their ultimate goal? To attack the boy in striped
pajamas who comes into the bathroom each day. When the boy in the striped
pajamas fails to wash his hands one day, the germs seize their opportunity
to attack, only to be met with the friendly Antibody Army. A great battle ensues, but which side is Sam really on? This hilarious look at the germs that
live with us every day and their battle to take control of our bodies features a
strong message—be sure to wash your hands!
Martin Howard produces laugh-out-loud books for both children and adults.
For children he has written How to Cook Children: A Grisly Recipe Book
and the Witches at War! trilogy. His work for adults includes the popular
Bad Dog’s Diary series. Colin Stimpson is an illustrator who has worked for
Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation studio and for Disney Feature Animation.
He is the illustrator of The Poison Diaries.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Picture Books
9781843651192 • October • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Pavilion Children’s

Ellie’s Bad Hair Day
Jerome Keane
Illustrations by Susana De Dios
Can Ellie ever learn to love her colorful, unique hair, or will it be the
worst hair day ever? A strikingly illustrated tale of self-acceptance.
Ellie is a little girl with bags of confidence and attitude. She knows what
she likes—her pet rabbit, Oscar—and what she doesn’t—her hair! Oscar
is a chilled-out, carefree rabbit who accompanies her on her adventures.
One day, completely fed up with trying to tame her wild and colorful hair,
Ellie sets out on her scooter to search the world for someone with similar hair. Having had no success after going around the world four times,
Ellie and Oscar find that they are lost. Fortunately their friends rescue the
duo after spotting Ellie’s hair from high up in a helicopter. Ellie learns to
love her hair and is happy to be different.
Jerome Keane is an art director for an advertising firm. Susana de Dios is
an illustrator and magazine art director.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781843651406 • October • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
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PATRICKGEORGE
PatrickGeorge
Written and illustrated for children to read with an adult, these books encourage a process
of discovery in both art and literature—the quirky visual and its connection with the text.
The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment while attempting to break away from the more
literal illustrations we so often see. PatrickGeorge’s objective is to provide quality illustrations
and graphic design that are witty, original, and most importantly, accessible to all.
PatrickGeorge is an independent publisher that offers a full range of graphic design and illustration services.
By focusing on unique designs and bold illustrations, they aim to produce books for kids that are witty and educational, colorful and accessible, challenging and stimulating, and—perhaps most importantly—fun.
Each: 48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 & Up
Nonfiction • February • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • PatrickGeorge

A Crackle of Crickets
A Compilation of Insect Collective Nouns
A compilation of creepy-crawly collective nouns complete with stunning and appealing
illustrations perfectly designed for challenging enquiring minds
A plague of locusts, a flock of lice, a colony of ants: these are some of the insect collective nouns you may already know. But have you heard of a loveliness of ladybirds,
a clew of worms, or a kaleidoscope of butterflies? Then turn the pages of this book to
discover a collection of lesser-known and sometimes more fanciful terms, and hope that
you will never be forced to encounter a ghost of gnats or a bike of wasps—but if you
do at least you’ll know what to call them!
9781908473004

A Drove of Bullocks
A Compilation of Animal Collective Nouns
Second edition
A perfect gift book and learning tool, this collection moves beyond the familiar to
investigate little-known animal-related vocabulary, paired with innovative design
“Delightful.” —Junior
“Stunning, gorgeous, and tremendously appealing . . . the whole thing is so
witty.” —Chris Brown, reviews editor, School Librarian
“If you think that these are too sophisticated for a child of 6+, think again. . . .
These are stylish, witty visual puns.” —Times
A litter of kittens, a train of camels, a pride of lions: everyone has heard of these plural nouns. But what about a parcel of hogs, or a business of ferrets? What could be sillier than calling a group of pandas an embarrassment? How about a quiver of cobras,
or an implausibility of gnus? These fanciful groups and many more are illustrated
here with cutting-edge design—dazzling as a dazzle of zebras.
9781908473035 (Replaces 9780956255808)

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PATRICKGEORGE
Each: 48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 & Up
Nonfiction • February • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • PatrickGeorge

A Filth of Starlings
A Compilation of Bird Collective Nouns
Second edition
A compilation of bird collective nouns with a modern and fresh design approach
“Thoughtful and well-executed.” —Publishers Weekly
“Marvelous are the imaginative graphics accompanying each noun and its simple
paragraph of interesting information.” —School Library Journal
A flock of geese, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls: these are some of the bird
collective nouns you may already know. But have you heard of a bouquet of pheasants, a chime of wrens, or a circus of puffins? Would you like to get down with a party
of jays, go for a swim with a paddle of ducks, or go over the game plan with a huddle of penguins? Then turn the pages of this book to discover a collection of lesserknown and sometimes more fanciful avian collective nouns. Illustrated with bold, punchy
shapes and colors that are powerful to the eye and the mind, the first edition of this engaging title was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award.
9781908473028 (Replaces 9780956255815)

A Shiver of Sharks
A Compilation of Aquatic Collective Nouns
Ideal for enriching a child’s imagination and vocabulary, this compilation of aquatic
collective nouns is the perfect gift or learning tool for young ones
A school of whales and a pod of dolphins: these are two of the aquatic group names
you may already know. But have you heard of a congregation of crocodiles, or a battery of barracudas? How about a fever of stingrays or a raft of sea otters? Within the
pages of this book are a boldly illustrated collection of less popular and sometimes more
quirky ones—from a knot of frogs to a run of salmon, and beyond.
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DAVID MELLING
David Melling
“There’s fun on every page here, in the text with its sly asides but especially in the art. Melling turns cartoon-style art,
which in lesser hands would seem ordinary, into an art form.” —Booklist, starred review, The Scallywags
“This hilarious story is accompanied by equally lively and humorous pictures that fill the pages with images worthy of
close perusal. . . . A thoroughly delightful romp.” —School Library Journal, starred review, The Scallywags
David Melling is the author and illustrator of such titles as Don’t Worry, Douglas!; Hugless Douglas; and The Kiss
that Missed, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award.
Each: 32 pp • 11 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Picture Books • $8.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

The Scallywags Blow Their Top!
This band of wolves is always looking for trouble, but a little sheep helps
them discover how it feels to be treated as they treat others
The Scallywags are a group of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave
properly. But after they storm out of the Forest Show, they meet their match
in the shape of one little sheep. It’s not long before they are begging to be
accepted again by the other animals. This book shows, in the funniest possible way, that it doesn’t pay to lose one’s temper.
Ages 3–5 • 9780340988169 • November

The Tale of Jack Frost
An exquisitely illustrated original tale based on the mythical character reveals how Jack Frost earned his name
“Readers who like their fairy served with physical comedy will revel in
the detailed illustrations. . . . Well-suited to reading aloud.”
—Publishers Weekly
“There are many engaging elements to the plot . . . Melling’s illustrations are creative and funny.” —School Library Journal
There was once a group of trees that was fed up with living in a deep, dark,
and crowded valley, so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic. This is the story of how Jack,
the small boy with the frozen touch, wanders in to the forest and ends up
saving the magic from the greedy goblins outside. Beautifully told, this is the
perfect magical wintertime tale to become a winter classic.
Ages 5–7 • Seasonal • 9780340999868 • October

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Rudy Learns to Fly
Rebecca Finn
A sparkly, festive treat with a fabulous reindeer press-out tree ornament on
the last page
Poor Rudy the Reindeer is terrified of everything, and never joins in the fun
with his reindeer friends. He’s even scared of snowmen! But when Santa sprinkles him with magic “moon dust” to help him fly (it’s not really magic of
course—it’s actually reindeer oats!) he realizes he can be brave after all.
Rebecca Finn is the illustrator of the Busy Books series, including Busy Farm
and Busy Town.
12 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Seasonal
9780230753860 • September • $5.99 Board Book • Campbell Books

Santa Gets Stuck!
Rebecca Finn
An ideal stocking stuffer, with a fun, shiny Santa ornament to hang on
the tree
Santa’s been eating a bit too much and gets stuck in a chimney! Follow
Santa’s hilarious diet and exercise regime—which includes pulling his own
sleigh and swimming every day—and find out if he manages to fit into
his suit again in time for Christmas Eve.
Rebecca Finn is the illustrator of the Busy Books series, including Busy
Farm and Busy Town.
12 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Seasonal
9780230753877 • September • $5.99 Board Book • Campbell Books

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Tin Toys
Bruce Whatley and Ben Smith Whatley
From the illustrator of Diary of a Wombat, a tale of Christmas magic
“Comical trompe l’oeil spreads. . . . Whatley turns the story into a theater piece in which offstage antics appear front and
center.” —Publishers Weekly on Wait! No Paint!
“In rich, full-bleed, two-page spreads, Whatley brings the protagonist and his secrets to life with quirky acrylic paintings
in saturated greens, blues, and browns.” —Booklist on Clinton Gregory’s Secret
Christmas Eve is drawing close. High on a shelf in an old toy shop, the wind-up Space Ride is gathering dust, having not worked
in years. The tin toys remember how bright, how shining, how exhilarating the Space Ride was—but the new toys don’t believe
them. The tin toys are determined: this Christmas, they’ll prove that even old toys can be magical.
Bruce Whatley has illustrated more than 50 children’s books, including Diary of A Wombat, and is the author of such titles as
Clinton Gregory’s Secret and Wait! No Paint! Ben Smith Whatley is an animator.
32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books/Seasonal
9781864719918 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Random House Australia

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Quentin Blake’s A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Illustrations by Quentin Blake
A beautiful edition of the timeless Christmas classic featuring a foreword
and illustrations from the beloved illustrator Quentin Blake
In this classic that defines the Christmas spirit, Ebenezer Scrooge, a meanspirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show
Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humor, and love for his
fellow man. Quentin Blake’s colorful illustrations guide the reader through
Scrooge’s lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged
edition contains a foreword by the illustrator, and is the ultimate Christmas gift book.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s greatest writers. Quentin Blake is one of today’s most popular and best-loved children’s illustrators. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway
Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
150 pp • 8.5 x 10.5
2 B/W Photos • 40 Color Illustrations • 23 B/W Illustrations
Ages 7–9 • Classics/Seasonal
9781843651659 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Pavilion Children’s

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Quentin Blake’s Amazing
Animal Stories
9781843651956

Quentin Blake’s
Magical Tales
9781843651550

Quentin Blake’s
The Seven Voyages
of Sinbad the Sailor
9781843651291

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LOIS ROCK
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages,
including A Child’s First Book of Prayers, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Alex Ayliffe
is the illustrator for My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book, My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book, My Very
First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book, My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book, and My Very Little Noah’s Ark Story.

My Very First Easter Sticker Book
A wonderful activity book that follows the story of Easter—complete with
matching stickers perfect for little hands
Bright, colorful characters featured as stickers pair up with a lively retelling of
the Easter story in this story and activity book, with spaces left for children to
fill with the appropriate sticker to complete the story. Accompanying the retelling
are extra activities about what can be found on the page—counting, naming,
identifying—for which extra stickers are supplied. The stickers come on a double-page spread in the center of the book, and are grouped and numbered according to activity to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task.
16 pp • 8.25 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior • Saddle-Stitched
Ages 3–5 • Seasonal/Religious
9780745962825 • January • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

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My Very First
Christmas Story
Sticker Book
9780745962139

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My Very First
Jonah and the
Whale Sticker Book
9780745961392

My Very First
Noah and the Ark
Sticker Book

My Very First
Story of Jesus
Sticker Book

9780745961385

9780745963327

LOIS ROCK
Each: 32 pp • Four-color Interior • Lion Children’s

My Very First Easter Story
The Easter story is at the heart of the Christian faith, and is here retold simply and
sincerely—from Good Friday to Easter day
This joyful retelling of the Easter story is accompanied by bright, straightforward illustrations that are sure to keep young readers engaged. Including many of the chief festivals of Holy Week, the narrative features Palm Sunday, the Cleansing of the Temple, Good
Friday, and Easter. Holy Week—the celebration of the death and resurrection Jesus Christ—
is one of the most sacred parts of the Christian calendar, and this book is the perfect invitation to introduce to children these important events from the life of Jesus.
5.25 x 7 • Ages 3–5 • Seasonal/Religious
9780745962160 • January • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Cloth

My Very First Prayers to Know by Heart
A delightful collection of more than 20 favorite nursery prayers for the very
young to say and remember
Who made the sun? Who made the day?
Who made the hours for work and play?
God made them all, God made them good,
God helps us live the way we should.
Playful illustrations make this lovely and unique collection of poems and prayers a
treat to share, and its padded cover, appealing small-sized format, and great price
make it a treat to give. Prayers included cover a variety of topics—from mealtime,
to the home, to being kind to those around you. Each prayer contains a very special message on treating each other with love and respect, perfect for little ones
to absorb and remember as they go about their days.
5.5 x 6.5 • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745962733 • February
$7.99 (Can $8.99) Cloth

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The Lion Classic Prayer Collection
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Sophy Williams
A beautifully illustrated volume containing a themed collection
of prayers that young readers will enjoy now and treasure for years
to come
Many of the prayers in this gorgeously illustrated collection are drawn
from the Bible, but they also include a multitude of favorites
drawn from the Christian tradition across the world and throughout the centuries, as well as a timely selection of more contemporary offerings. Richly colored, full-page, pastel illustrations and motifs
add warmth and color throughout, giving this collection of prayers
stylish and enduring appeal.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been
translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book
of Prayers, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My
Very First Bible. Sophy Williams has illustrated numerous children’s
books, including Cat in the Dark, The Easter Angels, The Lion Classic Bible, The Nativity Story, Polly’s Picnic, and The Winter Dragon.
96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Religious
9780745963020 • November • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s

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The Lion Classic Bible
9780745961064
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FINGER-TRAIL ANIMAL TALES

Jonah’s Incredible Journey
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Barbara Vagnozzi
Indented patterns and trails on every page allow children to engage with Jonah’s adventures as they follow
the story’s action with their fingers
In this jolly, interactive board book, children can trace Jonah’s
hurried footprints as he runs away, the tossing of the boat
over the bumpy waves, the whale’s big gulp as he swallows
Jonah—and Jonah’s big exit afterwards!—and Jonah’s footsteps as he completes his journey towards Nineveh. By enabling children to interact with the story in a tactile way,
the storyline becomes more concrete and engaging, and adds
a fun touch to story time for early learners.
Elena Pasquali is the author of Prayers for Little Angels,
Safely Through the Night, and Two-Minute Bible Stories.
Barbara Vagnozzi is a professional illustrator and the author of the Baby series. Together they have collaborated on
two other books in the Finger-Trail Animal Tales series, Go
Hare and Tortoise Go! and Run Little Chicken Run!
10 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745962191 • October
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

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Go Hare and Tortoise Go!
9780745961743

Run Little Chicken Run!
9780745961736

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My First Bible Stories
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Stephen Barker
A cheerful introduction to 11 favorite Bible stories, retold especially for the very young
Bright and simple illustrations accompany the reduced versions of stories from both Old and New Testaments, chosen specifically so children can get to know the key Bible
stories and characters from the very beginning.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s
books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings,
Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, Lift-the-Flap
Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse
series. Stephen Barker is the author and illustrator of Chloe
the Crab and Conrad the Crocodile, and has illustrated a
number of children’s books including Baby’s First Christmas and Prayers for Lion.
24 pp • 9 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages Up to 3 • Religious
9780745963426 • November
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

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My Look and Point Bible
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Annabel Hudson
An engaging collection of 21 Bible stories that include a variety of items for children to recognize, point at, and name as the
stories unfold
“A lovely book for young readers to discover Bible stories for
themselves. Starred Choice.” —Publishing News on Lift-theFlap Bible Stories
Bold fonts accentuate bright illustrations in this unique collection
of popular Bible stories, helping to tell each easily recognizable story
as well as aiding simple word and object recognition for children.
For instance, children can help Noah identify the animals boarding his ark (elephant, rhino, parrot); look at the stars and moon
with Abraham; march around the walls of Jericho with Joshua; or
count baskets of loaves and fish with Jesus.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books,
including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green,
I Want to Know About Jesus, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Annabel Hudson is
the illustrator of the I Am Reading series, the Lift-the-Flap series,
and the Witch Wendy series.
224 pp • 6.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745962061 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
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FIRST PRAYERS
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell
These visually appealing, small-format prayer books include a variety of much-loved traditional
prayers and blessings, versified psalms, a version of the Lord’s Prayer, and other prayers inspired
by the words of Jesus, all written to be accessible to children under the age of five.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including The Angel and the Dove, An Arkful
of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking
of Heaven. Melanie Mitchell is the author of Good Morning and the First Step Nonfiction series, and the illustrator
of numerous children’s books, including God’s Winter Wonderland, Good Morning, and the See and Say! series.
Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

First Prayers at Bedtime
An engaging, beautifully illustrated book for adults and children to share bedtime prayers
This colorful prayer book will help little children empathize with the sentiment of
the prayer—creating a stronger connection between themselves and God, as well
as with the process itself. Written to be read aloud, parents will love sharing these
special words with their young ones before bed.
9780745962887

First Prayers with Jesus
Cuddly illustrations help little children connect with Jesus’ words, providing an
effective medium for adults and children to share these special prayers together
A colorful, engaging take on the words of Jesus, this unique book contains a variety
of prayers inspired by Jesus’ teachings, including a special version of the Lord’s Prayer
specifically tailored for little ears. Filled with adorable and heartfelt illustrations that
provide a soft and warm background for hearing Jesus’ words, this is a perfect book
for reading aloud together.
9780745962870

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Bible Blessings
For a Special Godchild
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell
A thoughtful selection of simply retold Bible stories and prayers, written especially so that
young children may come to understand the faith into which they have been christened
Each Bible story in this delightful compendium composed especially for young readers ends
with a simple prayer telling of God’s promise of blessing, to say together and remember how
lucky are those who live in his benevolent love. Adorably whimsical illustrations also accompany
each story, to help little children take the sentiment of the stories and blessings to heart and providing a warm and soft focus as adults and children share these special words together.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including The Angel and the
Dove, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion
Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Melanie Mitchell is the author of Good
Morning and the First Step Nonfiction series, and the illustrator of numerous children’s
books, including God’s Winter Wonderland, Good Morning, and the See and Say! series.
64 pp • 5.5 x 6.5 • 70 Color Illustrations • Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745963358 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

My Story Time Bible
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Estelle Corke
Written to engage little ones, a collection of Bible favorites retold simply and respectfully
with a background of vibrant, full-color illustrations
Including six stories from the Old Testament and six from the New, the 12 stories in this
collection were first published as individual stories in the Bible Story Time series. They
have now been brought together in one chunky little volume, perfect for dipping into
whenever story time might occur—from before bed to nursery or Sunday school, or
all throughout the day. Families who love reading together can now introduce their young
ones to these classic religious stories in a fun and engaging way that everyone will enjoy.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including The Angel and the Dove,
An Arkful of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion Read
& Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Estelle Corke is the illustrator of Oh Holy Night,
Little Cheetah Tale, Little Tiger Tale, The Christmas Star, and the Bible Story Time series.
320 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745962146 • February • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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Noah and
the Flood

Moses and
the Princess

David and
Goliath

Jonah and the
Whale

Daniel and
the Lions

9780745948621

9780745948638

9780745948645

9780745948652

9780745948669

God Makes
the World

Jesus and the
Fishermen

Jesus and
the Miracle

9780745948614

9780745948683

9780745948690

Lost Sheep
9780745948706

Jesus and
the Prayer

The First
Easter

9780745948713

9780745948720

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THE UNAUTHORIZED VERSIONS
Bob Hartman
Bob Hartman retells his favorite stories of the Bible—but with his own inimitably subversive and kindly twist
“A fun twist on a traditional tale.” —School Library Journal on The Wolf Who Cried Boy
“A thoughtful collection that might inspire some readers to create animal stories of their own.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Lion Storyteller Book of Animal Tales
Popular storyteller Bob Hartman is renowned for his fresh take on often-told stories, bringing them to life with vibrant
characters and a lively twist on the tale. Now, he launches a new series of stories—the Unauthorized Versions—that are
packed full of humor, mischief, silliness, and fun—but all of which have a good-hearted and memorable conclusion. These
easy-to-read stories range from the Old Testament to the New, but are given a completely original slant. Each story is told
from the point of view of someone involved in the action in a unique way. For example, Adam gives his version of “The
Garden of Eden,” the lion gives his version of “Daniel and the Lion,” the landlord gives his version of “The Shepherds and
the Birth of Jesus,” and the dead boy gives his version of “Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son.” Retold at a great pace, black
and white line illustrations accompany the text throughout and area a perfect match to Bob’s mischievous storytelling.
Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including
Easter Angels, Grumblebunny, The Lion Storybook of Animal Tales, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book,
The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff!, and The Wolf Who Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–9 • Religious • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

New Testament Tales: The Unauthorized Version
9780745962849

Stories Include:
The Shepherds and the Birth of Jesus

Jairus’ Daughter

The Wedding at Cana

Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son

Jesus and the Sons of Zebedee

Jesus and the Little Children

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

Jesus Heals a Man Lowered Through a Roof

Old Testament Tales: The Unauthorized Version
9780745962832

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The Garden of Eden

David and Goliath

Moses and the Burning Bush

Elijah and the Widow

Gideon and the Statue of Baal

Balaam’s Donkey

The Young Men at the Court of Babylon

The Battle of Jericho

Bible Detective
A Puzzle Search Book
Peter Martin
Illustrations by Peter Kent
Where’s Waldo? meets the Bible in this cleverly illustrated picture-search puzzle book for young readers
Young detectives can pore more than 17 scenes of Bible events to
find the answers to questions posed on each page in this brilliantly
imagined seek-and-find puzzle book. Each two-page spread and accompanied by pertinent and engaging Bible trivia is brightly and
engagingly illustrated, with the main scene taking up the center of
the page and the items to “seek” decorating the edges. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight
things that happened in the Bible stories—offering hours of fun to
readers as they search for the answers. With lots to find, this kind
of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible’s history and content as they super-sleuth their way through to the end.
Peter Martin has developed a wide knowledge of Biblical history
during his many years working in religious education. He acted
as an advisor on The Bible in Its Time. Peter Kent has been illustrating for more than 30 years and has created more than 12,000
illustrations for children's books.
48 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Religious/Activity
9780745962764 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s

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How to Draw Animals
Illustrations by Michael Garton
A must-have gift for budding young artists and animal lovers alike
Children will discover how to draw some of their favorite animals—from popular pets to
animals found in the wild or down on the farm—with simple step-by-step instructions, and
space to practice until the pictures are perfect. Young artists will easily earn how to draw
realistic horses, tigers, turtles, kittens, parrots, and much more. Once children have mastered the art of constructing animal shapes, they can practice their newfound skills by adding
the animals to the scenes inside.
Michael Garton is the illustrator of Harry and the Horse.
160 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Ages 8–12 • Activity
9781907151293 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • Buster Books

Meerkat Mischief
Lottie Stride
Enter a world of meerkat madness with this awesome activity book packed with puzzles, quizzes, games, and cool things to do
Full of cute and funny illustrations of meerkats making mischief on every page, this activity collection is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for fans of these crazy critters. Kids
can make a pop-up meerkat greeting cards, find their way through madcap mazes, burrow through brilliant board games, discover marvelous meerkat facts, make meerkat biscuits, and much more.
Lottie Stride is the author of The Time Travelers’ Handbook and Write (Or Is It Right?)
Every Time.
64 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • Two-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity
9781780550091 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Buster Books

The London Colouring Book
Buster Books
Children will discover the magic and excitement of London with this brilliant and
lively coloring book
From Big Ben to Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to Buckingham Palace, children will
be able to put their own colorful stamp on one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The city
will come alive with bright buses and boats, cheery Covent Garden performers, pearly kings
and queens, and period patterns. Packed with beautiful and distinctive illustrations featuring a variety of London attractions, this is a book to enchant every child.
Buster Books is the children's imprint of independent publisher Michael O'Mara Books.
Their books include informative but fun non-fiction for older children, international hits
including the Boys’ Book series and the Girls’ Book series, innovative activity titles, and
a hugely successful range of doodle books.
64 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • Ages 5–7 • Activity
9781780550213 • September • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Buster Books

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Dress Up Kate
Georgie Fearns
The perfect sticker book for aspiring princesses everywhere, with 10 pages of stickers
Young fans of the royals can style the most glamorous royal of the moment, Catherine, Duchess
of Cambridge, in beautiful outfits for every occasion; from a country walk at Balmoral to
the wedding of the century or a jolly jubilee. Readers can mix and match the stickers to
create their own fabulous looks, and add accessories and fun items to embellish the backgrounds and complete the scenes in their own unique way.
Georgie Fearns is an illustrator and book cover designer.
34 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity
9781780550268 • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Buster Books

Super Scribbler
Scribble and Scrawl Your Own Works of Art
Woody Fox
Scribblers can add the woolly coats to the sheep, create terrifying tornados, finish the
forests, and much more
Children of all ages will love scribbling and scrawling to complete the pictures and turn the
pages of this quirky book into works of art, and absolutely no drawing skills are required
to make each page into a masterpiece.
Woody Fox is the illustrator of a variety of children's books, including Create Your Own
Animal Stories, Don’t Ask Alice, Eva’s Journey, and A Dr. Spot Casebook: Zak Has ADHD.
32 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity
9781907151590 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Saddle-Stitched • Buster Books

Fun to Finish Animals
Buster Books
Bees and birds, leopards and lions, snakes and spiders—there’s a new animal to meet and
complete on every page
In this innovative doodle book, children are invited to use a black pen to add teeth, horns,
manes, and tails or finish the patterns, scales, spots, and stripes on each colorful page. Simple to do and with satisfying results, children of any drawing ability will love to add their
own finishing touches to the animals.
Buster Books is the children's imprint of independent publisher Michael O'Mara Books. Their
books include informative but fun non-fiction for older children, international hits including the Boys’ Book series and the Girls’ Book series, innovative activity titles, and a hugely
successful range of doodle books.
32 pp • 8 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Activity
9781907151699 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Saddle-Stitched • Buster Books

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EARLY READER
Sally Gardner
“A thrilling story that mixes historic realism, credible characters, and the dreamy, sometimes violent,
dimension of a netherworld. The two blend seamlessly in this gripping and original story that
abounds with gritty suspense. An excellent read.” —Sunday Tribune on I, Coriander
The five favorite princess stories of all time, these tales are universally known and loved,
and Sally Gardner’s retellings are fresh, modern, and just right for reading aloud.
Sally Gardner is the author of many children’s titles, including I, Cornelia, winner
of the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize; The Red Necklace; and The Silver Blade.
Each: 5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Classics/Fiction
November • $7.99 Paper • Orion Children’s Books

Cinderella
The well-loved story of Cinderella and the glass slipper, retold with wit and charm
for early readers
Forced into a life of drudgery and housework by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters,
Cinderella is devastated when they are invited to the prince’s ball and she has to stay at
home. But when her fairy godmother turns up, everything changes.
80 pp • 9781444002416

The Frog Prince
The classic story of the princess and the frog, beautifully repackaged and perfect for
little ears
When she loses her treasured golden ball at the bottom of a fountain, the princess is very
upset. Then an ugly frog offers to help her find it—for a kiss. Yuck! What will the princess
decide? Could there be more to this froggy fellow than meets the eye?
64 pp • 9781444002447

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EARLY READER
Each: 5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Classics/Fiction
November • $7.99 Paper • Orion Children’s Books

The Princess and the Pea
The timeless tale of the price who wants to marry a princess and decides to use a tiny
vegetable to test whether her royal lineage is real
Too many girls pretend to be princesses these days—real princesses are actually very hard
to find. Unless, that is, you have a pea. One stormy night a young woman drenched with
rain seeks shelter in the prince’s castle. She claims to be a princess, so the prince’s mother
decides to test their unexpected guest by placing a pea in the bed she is offered for the
night, covered by 20 mattresses and 20 featherbeds. Will she prove her princess profession to be true?
64 pp • 9781444002454

Sleeping Beauty
The story of Sleeping Beauty, who was cursed by an angry fairy and made to sleep for
100 years
Deep in a forest of thorns lies a beautiful princess, cast into an enchanted sleep by the
wicked seventh fairy after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel. One hundred years
later, a handsome prince rides past the forgotten palace. Will he be able to undo the curse
and finally awaken the princess with a kiss?
64 pp • 9781444002423

Snow White
Short, accessible text and lively color illustrations help enhance this engaging retelling
of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”
With skin as white as snow, lips as red as roses, and hair as black as ebony, Snow White
soon arouses the jealousy of her wicked stepmother. Hidden away in the forest, can she
escape the evil queen with the help of her new friends the dwarves?
80 pp • 9781444002430

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TASHI SERIES
Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg
Illustrations by Kim Gamble
“Rollicking . . . their popularity is easy to understand . . . Gamble’s playful black-and-white drawings
are an integral part of the fun.” —Publishers Weekly on The Big Big Big Book of Tashi
“Charmingly eclectic.” —Kirkus Reviews on There Once Was a Boy Called Tashi
“Think Lord of the Rings lite.” —Modesto Bee on the Tashi series
Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, and Kim Gamble are the cocreators of the Tashi series.
Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble also previously collaborated on the Minton Goes! series.

The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi
All of Tashi’s stories are rolled into one enormous book—that’s 32
daredevil adventures
Tashi comes from a place very far away. He escaped from a war lord and flew to
safety on the back of a swan. He’s as brave as he is clever, and he tells the best
stories ever! Giants, ghosts, witches, bandits, demons, or monsters, Tashi is always ready for anything. When he comes face to face with sneaky strangers, ancient warriors, fearless kidnappers, or even a haunted house, Tashi always knows
what to do: stay calm, think hard, and move fast!
996 pp • 6 x 9 • 1,000 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–9 • Fiction
9781742372914 • September • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Tashi

Tashi and the Dancing Shoes

Tashi and the Phoenix

9781741149654
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9781741149722
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9781741754742
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Tashi and the Giants

Tashi and the Haunted House

Tashi and the Golem

9781741149661
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9781741149531
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9781741757927
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Tashi and the Ghosts

Tashi and the Royal Tomb

The Big, Big, Big Book of Tashi

9781741149678
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9781741149739
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9781865085630
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Tashi and the Genie

Tashi Lost in the City

The 2nd Big, Big Book of Tashi

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Tashi and the Baba Yaga

Tashi and the Forbidden Room

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There Once was
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Tashi and the Demons

Tashi and the Stolen Bus

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The Amazing Tashi
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Tashi and the Big Stinker

Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster

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POLLY PRICE
Dee Shulman
“Wonderful eye-catching young fiction, that all girls will be instantly drawn to.”
—Choice Magazine on Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: On Stage in America
Dee Shulman has written and illustrated more than 50 books for children,
including Birthday Bunny, Hetty the Yeti, Our New Baby, and A Perfect Cuddle.
Each: 128 pp • 5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • Red Fox

My Totally Secret Diary: Reality TV Nightmare
Designed to look like a girl’s real diary, this super embarrassing story comes to life with
an eye-catching scrapbook style and full-color illustrations on every page
Polly Price didn’t think it was possible for her actress mother, Arabella Diamonte, to be
any more embarrassing than on the trip to San Francisco last summer. That is, until she
agrees to take part in a television program called Celebrity Home Watch and a camera
crew arrives at their home to film. Her mother lacks volume control at the best of times,
so this is truly a reality TV nightmare—with no escape for Polly!
9781862304246 (Replaces 9780385615402) • September

Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: Mum in Love
This totally awesome, hand-lettered diary, filled with Polly’s hilarious illustrations
and ultra-important photos and documents, is for girls who love Clarice Bean
and Amelia’s Notebook
Polly Price had been looking forward to spending Easter in France for weeks. Admittedly
it meant going with mom and her annoying, yuckily young, French boyfriend, Almond.
But she knew they would be staying at Almond’s parents’ place—a chateau! Everyone
knows “chat” means “cat” in French—so she couldn't wait. Two whole weeks in a houseful of cats! Polly love animals! Tragically things never work out as one expects. Instead
of a houseful of cats it turns out to be a houseful of Almond’s annoying, totally weird
French family. Maybe if Piranha wasn’t so evil, and Lucien (Almond’s younger brother)
wasn’t so cool, things might turn out differently—but before Polly has time to squeak
“murder,” she is on the ghastly trail of a heartless criminal. Could Polly Price uncover
the truth? Well—not if she is the chief suspect, and not if she starves to death trying to
find her way through long, murky corridors to breakfast. She knows she is in a race against
time, and she doesn’t even have a watch.
9781849415422 • December

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Diary: On Stage in America
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ANIMAL TALES
An adventure series based around helping animals big and small, fully endorsed by the Royal Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The RSPCA is a community-based charity that works
to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 6 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
October • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Million Paws Puppy
Chris Kunz
The first in this series for young animal lovers introduces a girl who is devoted to helping all
her fellow creatures
Nine-year-old Cassie Bannerman loves animals, especially her dog Ripper, who is always by her side.
She lives close to the local RSPCA shelter, and she knows everyone and everything that’s going on
in her local neighborhood. When Ben Stoppard moves into Abbotts Hill with his English sheepdog,
Florence, Cassie is determined to befriend them both. The four of them take part in the RSPCA
fundraiser, the Million Paws Walk, and team up together to help round up a naughty runaway pup.
Chris Kunz has written for the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series.
9781742753263

Ruby’s Misadventure
Helen Kelly
Can the Cassie and her friend help a cat by finding the cause of her illness?
Cassie and her friend Sarah are looking after Sarah’s cat Ruby when her parents go away for a few
days. Unfortunately, when they turn up to feed Ruby, she’s unwell. They rush her to the vet, and Dr.
Joe tells them she is very sick. With Ben and Florence in tow, the hunt is on to find out what has
caused Ruby’s illness before it’s too late.
Helen Kelly is a children’s book author.
9781742753287

Double Trouble
Helen Kelly
How hard can taking care of two dogs possibly be? Cassie and Ben are about to find out.
Daisy Jones is an elderly lady who has to go into hospital for a minor operation. Cassie offers
herself and Ben to care for Daisy’s two mischievous terriers, but she doesn’t quite realize the difficulty of the job she’s volunteered them both for.
Helen Kelly is a children’s book author.
9781742753300

An Unexpected Arrival
Jess Black
A visit to a farm yields an exciting opportunity for Cassie and Ben
Cassie and Ben accompany Dr. Joe on an RSPCA farm assessment visit to make sure the pigs and
the chickens are being looked after properly. What the friends don’t expect to do is help out with
an unexpected arrival.
Jess Black has written for children’s television and the Bindi Wildlife Adventure series.
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BRIGID LUCY

Brigid Lucy and the Princess Tower
Leonie Norrington
Illustrations by Tamsin Ainslie
Brigid Lucy tries to be good but it doesn’t always work—this could be because of the invisible imp hiding in her hair
Brigid Lucy, or “Biddy,” is excited when she spots a real-life princess tower from the window
of the train. So is the invisible imp that lives in her hair—it is going to lead to all sorts of trouble! Her mom says the tower is a cathedral, but what do grown-ups know? When Biddy and
the imp investigate further, they discover that Princess Rapunzel is trapped inside the tower.
Can Biddy save the day? This delightful chapter book focuses on what makes us do the naughty
things we do.
Leonie Norrington is the author of The Devil You Know and Look See, Look at Me! Tamsin Ainslie is the illustrator of I Can Say Please and I Can Say Thank You.
106 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781921541704 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Little Hare Books

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Diary of a Soccer Star
Shamini Flint
Illustrations by Sally Heinrich
In illustrated diary format, the hilarious tale of a boy who is a soccer star—not!
Marcus is a math whiz who is not good at sports. But his dad, a self-help author, is convinced otherwise. He believes that Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to—with
hilarious results. Marcus’s gentle, satiric humor and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about soccer.
Shamini Flint has written many books for children but is best known for her Inspector Singh
Investigates series of crime fiction for adults. She and Sally Heinrich collaborated previously
on A T-Rex Ate My Homework.
90 pp • 5 x 8 • 120 Line Drawings • Ages 7–11 • Fiction
9781742378251 • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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ZAC POWER
H. I. Larry
Zac Power is a 12-year-old boy who comes from a family of spies. Seemingly ordinary, he has a
secret life full of extraordinary fast-paced adventures involving state-of-the-art gadgets and spy
equipment. Each book is a stand-alone story in which Zac is sent on an exciting mission by the
Government Investigation Bureau (GIB), the top secret organization of which he is a member. Zac’s
adventures are full of simple vocabulary to help reluctant readers make their way through the exciting action,
gadgets, and chase scenes, while illustrations of his awesome gadgets provide reading breaks. High on thrill
and action and low on word count, these fun action thrillers engage but do not overwhelm reluctant readers.
H. I. Larry is the author of the Zac Power series.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
September • $7.99 Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Swamp Race
Zac needs to find the top-secret blueprints before his archenemy does! Can he win the race and be able to escape the
Murky Swamp?
9781921502194

Thrill Ride
At the world’s scariest theme park, Zac uncovers a plot that
is even more evil than the roller coaster. Can he brave the
rides and find out what’s really going on at Shark Park?
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Horror House
Zac is going undercover to a house that might be haunted.
He’s lucky he doesn’t get scared easily! Now he just has
to figure out who’s behind all the creepy surprises.
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ZAC POWER
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
$7.99 Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Close Shave
Someone has unleashed an evil new hair gel and Zac Power
has only 24 hours to save the entire town from going
bald—including himself.
9781921502224 • December

Shipwreck
Zac Power is searching underwater for a missing GIB agent.
Can Zac find him in the mysterious Black Triangle before
it’s too late?
9781921502941 • December

Overdrive
Zac is going undercover at the Grand Prix! There’s a suspicious new team with the fastest car in the world. On this
mission, Zac has the need for speed.
9781921564109 • December

River Rampage
Someone has hacked into GIB’s spy satellite! Can Zac get
past the dangerous white rapids and a massive waterfall
before GIB secrets are leaked to the world?
9781921564338 • March

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ZAC POWER
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
March • $7.99 Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Foul Play
Enemy agency BIG has infiltrated a soccer team in the grand
final! Zac Power is a brilliant soccer player, but is he good
enough to stop BIG from cheating their way to the prize?
9781921564321

Fossil Fury
Zac knows the dinosaurs died out millions of years ago.
So why would a crazy scientist claim that he has brought
one back to life?
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Blockbuster

Boot Camp

High Risk

Lunar Strike

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Shockwave

Sky High

Sudden Drop

Undercover

Volcanic Panic

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SPACE SCOUT
H. Badger
Space Scout is another fantastic series from the creators of Zac Power!
It’s the year 3054 and Earth is overcrowded, polluted, and completely stripped of its resources.
The mega-national World-Corp needs a Space Scout to find another planet for people to live on—
and 13-year-old Kip is the perfect genetic match for the job. Ideal for emerging readers, this series
is high-octane adventure and low-level word count. Readers will identify with Kip as the ordinary
boy and be swept away with his extraordinary space mission to save mankind.
H. Badger’s alter-ego is H. I. Larry, the author of the popular Zac Power series.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

The Jelly People
Scouting a giant underwater city sounds awesome to Kip. That is, until he
meets the poisonous Jelly People who live there.
9781921564857 • September

The Shrinking Race
When Kip beams down onto a new planet, the tiny blue aliens there are terrified. Kip’s like a giant! But he soon discovers that the miniature aliens weren’t
always such midgets.
9781921564864 • September

The Alien Brainwash
When Kip lands on a planet covered with flowers, it seems peaceful and relaxing. But are these weeds as innocent as they seem?
9781921690853 • November

The Slime Volcano
When Kip gets trapped on a slimy, gross planet, he thinks it’s the worst
mission ever. Then he meets the gigantic hairy monsters that are stuck there
as well.
9781921690860 • November

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The Big Freeze

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The Robot King
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OLYMPIA
Shoo Rayner
In the year 776 BC, the first Olympic games were held in a town called Olympia in ancient Greece. This fun
adventure series explores the life and times of the games through the eyes of young hero Olly, whose dad runs
the gymnasium. He dreams of being an Olympic champion, but first, he must be better than his archenemy, Spiro.
Each book focuses on a different Olympic sport, and features an Olympic facts page in back.
Shoo Rayner is an author and illustrator who has written more than 100 books, including
Is the Wise Owl Wise? and the Ricky Rocket series.
Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 60 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Run Like the Wind
The first in a new series exploring the ancient Olympic games from
the viewpoint of a young observer
Olly is desperate to beat his archenemy, Spiro, in the Boys’ Athletics
Festival—but he has never managed it before! Can he find a way to run
like the wind and be the champion?
9781408311875 • September

Wrestle to Victory
Olly learns that being strong is not all that matters in sports
Olly keeps getting beaten by his enemy Spiro in the boys’ wrestling
match—Spiro is so much bigger and stronger than him! How will Olly
ever win? A clever math lesson just might help.
9781408311882 • September

Jump for Glory
Olly finds new challenges when he competes in a long jump competition
Olly is desperate to finally beat Spiro in the Boys’ Jumping Competition, but he just can’t seem to leap far enough. Can the tale of Sinis the
Pine Bender help Olly jump for glory?
9781408311899 • September

Throw for Gold
Olly goes up against Spiro again, this time it’s a throwing competition
Olly is learning to throw the discus and really wants to impress the
Olympic champion with his skills. Can the spirit of Zephyr, the west
wind, help Olly make the discus fly?
9781408311905 • December

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OLYMPIA
Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 60 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Swim for Your Life
Could a race in the water turn dangerous for Olly?
Olly is excited about watching the Great Swimming Race in the river
Alpheios. But legend says that the water holds many dangers—including a terrible monster. Can Olly escape its clutches?
9781408311912 • December

Race for the Stars
What will Olly do if his sister is a better charioteer than he is?
Olly’s sister, Chloe, is desperate to compete in the Junior Chariot Race.
But it’s tough being a girl in ancient Greece. Can Chloe triumph over
the boys? She’ll have to race for the stars!
9781408311929 • December

On the Ball
Olly is determined again to beat Spiro, this time at a team sport
Olly has challenged his archenemy, Spiro, to a round of episkyros,
the exciting Greek ball game. But Spiro has a sneaky plan to win!
Can the legend of Orpheus teach Olly a lesson and help him to stay
on the ball?
9781408311936 • March

Deadly Target
Olly turns to the gods for help winning the javelin throw
Olly is learning to throw the javelin for the Boys’ Throwing Competition. He’s desperate to win, but his archenemy, Spiro, has other
ideas. Can Olly use the power of the mighty god Zeus to help him
make his javelin fly?
9781408311943 • March

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NAUGHTY STORIES FOR GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS
Christopher Milne
Illustrations by Simon Swingler
Christopher Milne is an actor and screenwriter. Simon Swingler illustrated the Monstrum House series.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $7.99 Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

The Day Our Teacher Went Mad
Would you ever swallow a goldfish, throw cat pee at someone, or
make your teacher go mad? Of course not. Because you are a good
kid, unlike the naughty children in these repulsive stories.
9781921690365 • September

The Bravest Kid I’ve Ever Known
These disgusting stories are for good boys and girls only. Naughty
children will only be tempted to sickie-burp in someone’s face, or
spread nasty rumors, or blame a stinky fart on someone else. You’ve
been warned!
9781921690372 • October

The Girl Who Blew Up Her Brother
Only good boys and girls should read these vile stories. Naughty kids
might get ideas about how to do horrible things, like blowing up a
toilet or tricking someone into bungee jumping—and then we’d be
in trouble.
9781921690389 • November

An Upside Down Boy
Would you ever make fun of a boy with a butt for a face, or trick a bully
into eating a snot sandwich? Of course you wouldn’t, because you’re
a good kid and nothing like the bad children in these shocking stories.
9781921690396 • December

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Head Spinners
Six Stories to Twist Your Brain
Thalia Kalkipsakis
Six real-world stories with an unreal twist, from the author of the Go Girl! series
“Simple in language and story structure, making them accessible to young readers
who are making their first foray into chapter books and good choices for reluctant
readers.” —School Library Journal on the Go Girl! series
Beware the twists in these tales. They seem at first to be ordinary tales, tales of a fish sandwich, a tingle on the arm, or a boring birthday present. But the fish has a secret, the tingle
is transforming, and the birthday present is a time machine. These stories will make heads
spin and keep readers thinking long after they finish reading.
Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of multiple books in the Go Girl! series, including Dancing Queen, Sister Spirit, and The Worst Gymnast.
256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction
9781742373454 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

THE BOY WHO BIKED THE WORLD
In this charming caricature of Alastair Humphrey’s infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike,
children are swept along with him on an exciting and difficult four-year 46,000-mile journey starting
from his home in England and branching out throughout the world. Each new volume introduces a different
destination visited—including Europe, Africa, South America, Russia, Japan, China, and more. Along the
way young readers are introduced not only to the various fascinating landscapes he passes through,
but also to the people who so happily embraced him as he traveled on his journey.

The Boy Who Biked the World
Riding the Americas
Alastair Humphreys
Illustrations by Tom Morgan-Jones
In volume two of this marvelous cycling adventure, Tom—a young English boy who decides cycling solo around the world would be a better classroom than the confines of
school—heads north from the tip of South America
Having cycled the depth of Europe and the length of Africa, Tom now decides to make his
way through the Americas. With a long “uphill” struggle facing him, Tom has the massive
Andes and raging Amazon to contend with in South America, deserts and grizzly bears in
North America, and a colorful array of characters all along the way. With engaging illustrations, maps, and handwritten journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer.
Alastair Humphreys spent four years cycling around the world, a journey of 46,000 miles
across five continents. He also competed in the Marathon des Sables, known as the“toughest race on earth, running 150 miles through the Sahara desert. He is the author of Moods
of Future Joys, Ten Lessons from the Road, and Thunder & Sunshine.
192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 20 B/W Illustrations • 8 Line Drawings • Ages 9–12 • Nonfiction
9781903070840 • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Eye Books

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World: On the Road to Africa
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JIGGY MCCUE
Michael Lawrence
Jiggy McCue’s real name is Joseph, but he’s called Jiggy because in times of stress his feet dance, his elbows flap, and he
can’t keep still. This happens a lot. If something embarrassing can happen, you can be sure it’ll happen to Jiggy. With his
best friends, Pete Garrett and Angie Mint, he tries to worm his way out of all sorts of situations—not always successfully.
Small black and white illustrations on the bottom of each right page function as a flip book, offering extra Jiggy giggles.
Michael Lawrence is the author of Baby Christmas; Small Eternities; and the Jiggy McCue series, which includes The
Killer Underpants and A Crack in the Line, which won the Michael L. Printz Award and the Georgia Peach Award, and
was chosen by the ALA as one of the year’s best books for 12- to 18-year-olds.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

The Iron, the Switch and the Broom Cupboard
This ninth story sees Jiggy entering an alternate reality when he hides in a school closet
Jiggy only jumped into the school broom closet for two minutes to avoid a teacher. So when
he emerges from his hasty hiding spot into a parallel universe, he’s not impressed! And there’s
not a lion or a witch in sight. In this new world, Jiggy finds he has swapped places with a
boy called Juggy who is about to go on a school trip—a trip to compete in the UK Extreme
Ironing Championships.
352 pp • 9781408304051 • September

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The Killer Underpants
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The Curse of the
Poltergoose
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The Toilet of Doom

The Meanest Genie

9781408304044

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Nudie Dudie

Neville the Devil

9781408304068

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The Snottle
9781408304082

Ryan’s Brain
9781408304099

JIGGY MCCUE
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Kid Swap
Reality TV is given a Jiggy twist—smile, Jiggy, you’re on camera!
Jiggy is horrified to hear that his parents have signed him up for a reality TV show called Kid
Swap. He is to move in with another family and everything he does will be filmed. Sadly, most
of what he does while the camera is pointing his way is not the kind of thing he wants to share
with millions of total strangers. And then, on top of it all, there’s his bizarre skin problem. Find
out how Jiggy copes with TV fame!
240 pp • 9781408304020 • October

One for All and All for Lunch
Wickedly funny and downright weird—laugh your socks off with Jiggy McCue short stories
Five short stories are told by different characters from the Jiggy McCue stories. Readers will
find tales from the points of view not only of Jiggy (The Bogey Man and Shelling Pees), but also
one each from Angie (Twinklystink), Pete (Grandpa’s Extra Hole), and even Stallone the cat (Fur
and Feathers: My Hard Life). Full of Michael Lawrence’s trademark surreal humor, and told with
wit and verve, these will appeal to all Jiggy fans.
256 pp • 9781846169564 • November

Rudie Dudie
Jiggy onstage, interpreting Shakespeare—is there any chance this can go well?
A new drama teacher, Ms. Mooney, has arrived at Ranting Lane, Jiggy’s school. She plans to
put on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream—and guess who will be chosen to wear
the donkey’s head and play Bottom? Not only that, Ms. Mooney also seems to be able to mesmerize Jiggy into doing really rude things that he really shouldn’t do, especially not in public.
176 pp • 9781408304839 • December

Murder & Chips
Jiggy’s plan for a fun weekend is scarily unfun!
When Jiggy and his friends get a little stressed about their upcoming exams, Jiggy’s mom reckons she has the perfect solution: a murder mystery weekend! Unfortunately for Jiggy, it’s not entirely relaxing. Can he stop the murderous madness before it’s too late?
160 pp • 9781408313961 • January

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THE FLOODS

Disasterchef
Colin Thompson
Betty and Ffiona have ambitions to open the first fine dining restaurant in
Dreary but is their cooking up to scratch?
“It’s mix of wizardry and wisecracks make it the next best thing to a
new Harry Potter book.” —TVGuide.com on Good Neighbors
“Middle-graders clamoring for more magic books may enjoy its over-thetop humor and magic.” —Booklist on Good Neighbors
Betty and her friend Ffiona love cooking. The trouble is, they are both so useless at it that their families make themselves ill just to avoid their meals, because eating would make them even more ill. It isn’t that their families are too
kind to tell the girls how bad their cooking is—they tell them all the time. But
Betty and Ffiona don’t believe them, and now the girls are planning to open
Transylvania Waters’s first gourmet restaurant. Queen Mordonna forbids them,
unless they can prove their cooking skills by winning TV’s most popular cooking contest. Will they poison all the judges, or will they triumph and bring
their “interesting” creations to the discerning population?
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for
the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The
Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big
Little Book of Happy Sadness and Free to a Good Home. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most
prestigious children’s literature prize in the world.
204 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781864719475 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
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Survivor

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THE SUN SWORD TRILOGY
Belinda Murrell
Belinda Murrell is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph,
and Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the author of The Forgotten Pearl.
Each: 336 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Quest for the Sun Gem
A new fantasy adventure trilogy for children—can four young friends find the Sun Gem before the Sedah invaders can find them?
“Sea monsters, prophecies, puzzles, and plenty of handsome steeds make up this thrilling
fantasy story aimed at 12s and under. . . . A galloping, satisfying read.” —Sunday Age
After their village is attacked, a young brother and sister set off on a dangerous quest to save
their captured family and friends, and free their land from the Sedah invaders. Where are Ethan
and Lily’s parents being held, and where have the Sun Sword and its magical gems been hidden?
Joined by their friend Saxon and the determined Princess Roana, Ethan and Lily must solve puzzles and riddles, escape legendary sea monsters, and outwit bandits along the way. But the greatest threat to the children is the sinister Sedah tracker, Sniffer, who is close on their trail. Can the
four friends find the Sun Gem—before the Sedah can find them?
9781742753812 • October

The Voyage of the Owl
Magical and exciting—full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes, and puzzles—and with
four courageous young heroes and heroines, the second book in the trilogy will delight young
fantasy fans
Ethan, Lily, Saxon, and Roana have cracked the code, only to find that the Moon Pearl is being
sent by ship to the land of the invaders. The four children must give chase to save the precious
stone! The fisherfolk can help. So can Saxon’s mysterious acquaintance, Fox, a smuggler who
will do anything for a pouch full of Roana’s gold. But the sea is far more dangerous than the
land: there are sea monsters and wild storms, not to mention the deadly warship they are chasing. Will Fox’s stealthy black sloop, the Owl, carry them to safety, or will the Moon Pearl
remain in the hands of their enemy?
9781742753829 • December

The Snowy Tower
The adventure is far from over as Ethan, Lily, Saxon, and Roana ride for the snowy mountains to rescue a prince—and save the kingdom
Even with the Sun Gem and the Moon Pearl safely sewn into the hem of Roana’s cloak, the quest
is far from over. Lord Lazlac is planning to marry Queen Ashana to secure his rule of Tiregian,
and the queen cannot escape or rebel against him—not when her young son, Caspar, is being
held captive by Sedah priests in the snow-covered mountains to the north. It is up to Ethan, Lily,
Saxon, and Roana to travel deep into the mountains to find Roana’s brother before it is too late.
But have they forgotten about the uncanny tracking abilities of the persistent Sniffer, who would
stop at nothing to find his prey?
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Dust ‘n’ Bones
Ten Ghost Stories
Chris Mould
Kids should be prepared to be scared! This collection contains 10 terrifying tales—
some classic chillers, and some brand-new bloodcurdlers.
“A glorious collection of ghost stories . . . Mould has a flawless gift for blending the new and the old into a single narrative voice . . . magnificent illustrations.” —School Librarian
“The vivid writing style with its formal tone and patterned language makes this a
satisfying collection and a pleasure to read aloud.” —Books for Keeps magazine
Making classic ghost stories accessible to a younger audience, this book contains
10 tales, five retold favorite ghost stories—from Washington Irving’s The Legend
of Sleepy Hollow to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart—and five original ghost
stories by Chris Mould. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white, this
creepy collection is a perfect primer for the whole genre, and a great present for
mischievous boys and girls.
Chris Mould is the author of the Something Wickedly Weird series, which includes
The Icy Hand, The Silver Casket, and The Wooden Mile.
96 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 23 Color Illustrations • 23 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781444906172 (Replaces 9780340893265) • September • $12.99 New in Paper • Hodder Children’s

Stories Include:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

A Bedtime Tale by Chris Mould

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Stranger by Chris Mould

Man-Size in Marble by Edith Nesbit

By the Fireside by Chris Mould

The Bagman’s Story by Charles Dickens

Aboard the Armadillo by Chris Mould

The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

The Very Last Train by Chris Mould

Fangs ‘n’ Fire
Ten Dragon Tales
Chris Mould
Following on from Chris Mould’s spooky collection Dust ’n’ Bones, this is a great
introduction to traditional myths and classic tales about dragons
“Lovingly produced. . . . The joy of books and the art of storytelling pervades
throughout, making this a textured tapestry of tales with a twist. Strange,
other-worldy, yet good-natured, this is fuel to fire young imaginations.” —
Bookseller
Collecting established legends about dragons as well as some new and original tales,
this anthology features stunning illustrations throughout in color and black and white.
The stories include the traditional “George and the Dragon,” the Greek myth “The
Dragon’s Teeth,” the Chinese myth “The Eyeless Dragons,” Edith Nesbit’s story “The
Dragon Swarms,” and many more.
Chris Mould is the author of Dust ’n’ Bones and the Something Wickedly Weird
series, which includes The Icy Hand, The Silver Casket, and The Wooden Mile.
96 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 23 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations
Ages 9–12 • Fiction/Folklore
9781444906165 • September • $12.99 Paper • Hodder Children’s

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Dragon Legends
David Passes
A wondrous anthology of ancient dragon tales to enchant readers
young and old
In this sumptuous collection, David Passes invites readers inside the
mythical and fantastical world of dragons. He has selected a magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories, and folktales from the storytelling
traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden, and China.
David Passes is a children’s books author. Wayne Anderson is an awardwinning fantasy artist who has illustrated such children’s titles as The
Dragon Machine, The Secret History of Giants, The Tin Forest, Wayne
Anderson’s Horrible Book.
46 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Folklore
9781843652120 (Replaces 9781844584765) • November
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

Legends Include:
Marduck and Tiamat – Babylon
Indra and Vritia – India
Heracles and the Hydra – Greece
Cadmus and the Golden Dragon – Greece
Beowulf and the Fire Dragon – Scandinavia
Saint George – England
The Lambton Worm – County Durham
The Gaoliang Bridge – China
The Chinese Dragon’s Pearl – China
The Mordiford Wyvern – England

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WITCHES AT WAR!

The Wild Winter
Martin Howard
Illustrations by Colin Stimpson
This third and final installment brings a stunning conclusion to the
much-loved Witches at War! series
“Fully entertaining.” —Booklist on Wickedest Witch
“Seriously funny. . . . Grotesque illustrations add to the fun.”
—Guardian on Wickedest Witch
Book two in the series ended with a shocking revelation that no one was
prepared for. Now, Sam and her mentor—the incompetent and rude but
strangely likeable Esmelia Sniff—have been separated and evil is beginning
to dominate the world. It’s the longest, coldest winter on record and the
newspapers are reporting sightings of strange and evil creatures making their way toward the Bleak Fortress. Inside the fortress Sam is a prisoner to Diabolica’s evil plans, while her friend—the potion expert Helza
Poppin—is trapped in the dungeon and scheduled for torture. Will everyone make it out alive? Things ain’t looking so good, folks.
Martin Howard is the author of The Bad Dog’s Diary and Bad Dog’s
Diary: Blake’s Progress. Colin Stimpson is an illustrator who has worked
for Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation studio and for Disney Feature Animation. He is the illustrator of The Poison Diaries. They previously collaborated on How to Cook Children, The White Wand, and The
Wickedest Witch.
224 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Fiction
9781843651802 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth
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The White Wand
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The Vampire Fighters
Pete Johnson
Marcus, Tallulah, and Gracie are back in the third and final fast-paced, fun, and frightening vampire tale from Pete Johnson
“[Johnson’s books are] highly accessible and always au fait with current tween preoccupations. . . . But best of all, they are funny. It’s the dialogue that really sparkles. . . .
The Vampire Blog builds some real tension with the threat to Marcus, and there are
some creepy scenes in the woods and some gruesome scenes with a goodly dollop of
fangly terror. Perfect.” —Bookbag on The Vampire Blog
Life has never been more complicated for 13-year-old Marcus. With trying to hide his secret identity as a half vampire, control his thirst for blood, avoid garlic at all costs (no pizza!),
and finally work up the courage to ask Tallulah out, he’s got a lot on his plate. Along with
Tallulah, Marcus is now working with local vampire expert Giles to try to work out how
vampires can be stopped for good—and where they might strike next. Giles suspects there
might be an attack at the Winter Fair, and it’s certainly creepy enough. But before Marcus
can delve deeper, he’s in for a shock. He’s being packed off to the ultrastrict Crammers College—a school for half vampires.
Pete Johnson is a former teacher and the author of Help! I’m a Classroom Gambler, The
Vampire Blog, and The Vampire Hunters.
256 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9780440869405 • September • $8.99 Paper • Yearling

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Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees
Odo Hirsch
Darius and his friends solve the problem of the disappearance of bees, and help their
class win the Mayor’s Prize
“With an inventive cast of characters and a surprise twist at the end, this gentle, appealing story would make a terrific read-aloud for a young audience.” —Booklist on
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
The bees on the Bell estate are dying. There’ll be no more delicious honey, and without the
bees to pollinate flowers, no more fruit and vegetables. This means no more of Mrs. Simpson’s glorious pies and cakes! Worse still, Mr. Fisher the gardener will have to leave the estate, along with his family. Darius Bell is determined that something must be done, even if
the dastardly mayor is against him. Darius has a great idea, but he will need help from his
friends and family to make it work, and he must drive a hard bargain with Mrs. Lightman,
the school principal and a dragon if ever there was one. This is a very funny story of problem solving, teamwork, and pollination.
Odo Hirsch is the author of Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp; Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool; Hazel Green; and Something’s Fishy, Hazel Green.
256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781742376837 • November • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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THE RAINBOW ORCHID
Garen Ewing
Garen Ewing is a graphic designer and illustrator, as well as the author of a number
of popular online comics, including Charlie Jefferson and the Tomb of Nazaleod.
Each: 48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12
Fiction/Graphic Novels • October • $10.99 Paper • Egmont UK

The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume One
The exciting first installment in the Rainbow Orchid, an ambitious blend of classic
storytelling and cinematic artwork in which adventure, historical drama, and legend are
seamlessly intertwined
“Engaging characters, exciting old-school adventure, [and] fluid storytelling . . . one of
the best graphic novels of the year.” —Brian Talbot, author, Alice in Sunderland
Welcome to the biggest new adventure in comics—a spectacular epic featuring innumerous
surprises, brilliant characters, and all the nostalgia of an old-school adventure tale. In volume one, follow the story’s hero—Julius Chancer, the adventurous assistant to historical researcher Sir Alfred Catesby-Grey—as he embarks on a hazardous quest for the rainbow orchid,
a mythical flower steeped in legend that was last mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus. Julius’ epic journey takes him from 1920s Britain to the Indian subcontinent
and its mysterious lost valleys.
9781405248532

The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume Two
Julius Chancer is back, and in volume two, the heroic adventurer journeys from Europe
to the Indian sub-continent as he continues his quest for the rainbow orchid
“Ewing has crafted something at once reverential and joyous that has a life of its
own.” —Financial Times
Landing in Karachi with an unintended bang, Julius and his group are still in hot pursuit of
the mythical rainbow orchid. They soon discover that they’re not the only ones seeking the
mystical flower, however—in fact, Julius has enemies more dangerous than he could have ever
imagined! Hot on his heels are Evelyn Crow and her despicable henchmen who will stop at
nothing to carry out their master’s villainous scheme and prevent Julius from returning with
the prized orchid. Has Julius Chancer got what it takes to survive the perils of India and uncover the legend of the world’s most sought-after flower?
9781405250474

The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume Three
The stunning conclusion to the electrifying Rainbow Orchid series sees our heroes journey to the roof of the world
“A winning formula . . . something truly engaging and memorable.”
—Comic Heroes Magazine
The dangers are increasing for Julius Chancer and friends as they continue their search for
the legendary orchid, and a most unexpected discovery awaits them beyond the long-forgotten Uskandagadri Pass. Will they succeed in finding the mythical flower and make it
back in time to prevent Urkaz Grope from winning the Wembley Orchid Competition and
enacting his nefarious plans? What does the future hold for Evelyn Crow and her gang of
desperate villains? Find out in the concluding episode of the biggest adventure in comics!
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MASH UPS
James Black
Classic adventure meets gruesome horror in these action-packed, edge-of-your-seat “mash-ups”—like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for young adults. A brilliant mix of horror and adventure, this series is not for the faint of heart!
James Black is the author of the Mash Ups series.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12–14 • Fiction • October • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

Robin Hood vs the Plague Undead
A folklore hero must battle a horde of zombies in the first in a new series of gory, actionpacked mash-ups
“Although this is a mash up of two unrelated genres, this unlikely pairing becomes well
suited. . . . It’s a great way to get young people reading, but even better, it’s an excellent
taster for new readers to the horror genre.” —Den of Geek
His lungs were gone. He was completely hollow inside. But he was not dead. Not quite.
What happens when Robin Hood and his Merry Men are faced with a plague of zombies?
Somehow, Robin must figure out a way to defeat the most difficult and dangerous enemy
he’s ever faced, and save the country from destruction.
256 pp • 9781408313886

Blackbeard’s Pirates vs the Evil Mummies
What is scarier than Blackbeard and his fearsome crew? Monstrous mummies!
He was dead, his mouth open in a scream of unimaginable terror . . .
Blackbeard is the most feared pirate of all, but when he comes face-to-face with evil mummies, and a force more powerful and horrifying than himself, can he—and his pirates—
survive? Readers are in for an epic adventure on the high seas in this darkly comic novel,
as Blackbeard sails down the Nile on a quest for ancient Egyptian treasure!
352 pp • 9781408313893

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BINDI BEHIND THE SCENES
Bindi Irwin
Behind the Scenes takes a fictional look at different aspects of Bindi’s life in a fun and informative way.
Bindi Irwin is the inspiration and cocreator of the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series. As the daughter of Steve Irwin,
the Crocodile Hunter, she has been involved with caring for wildlife and promoting conservation since she was little,
and has hosted the Emmy Award–winning TV program Bindi: The Jungle Girl.
Each: 192 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Fiction • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Wildlife Games
Bindi’s new series for young wildlife lovers begins with her finding a fun way to give back
Bindi is super excited. She’s been wanting to work out a creative and fun way to raise money for
the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, and now she has done it. Welcome to the Wildlife Games, a
one-day television extravaganza! Four young contestants, each with a big interest in wildlife and
conservation, will battle against each other in a game of wits, strength, and knowledge.
9781864718393 • September

An Island Escape
Bindi must help save an orangutan from danger in her second adventure
Bindi is going to Borneo to film a feature-length documentary on orangutan rehabilitation. When
she gets there, she meets the star of the film, Merah, who is the most adorable orangutan ever. But
when a tropical storm hits the island, Merah escapes from the rehabilitation center. He’s a domesticated ape, and everyone’s worried about his chances of survival in the wild. The film crew must
track him down first before the poachers find him!
9781864718409 • September

A Guest Appearance
Bindi uses the opportunity of a U.S. television appearance to make a point about what really matters
Bindi has a guest appearance on a smash hit TV show called Riding High, a program based around
an exclusive Los Angeles horse riding school. Savannah, Taylor, and Andrew are the three teens
who feature in each week’s episode, and it becomes apparent to Bindi that there is a lot going on,
both on set and off, among the three stars. With a big fashion opening night coming up, Bindi gets
a chance to show that being proud of who you are and what you stand for is more important than
what you’re wearing.
9781864718423 • November

Dive in Deeper
Bindi learns about the steps a particular island has taken to minimize its environmental impact
It’s time-out for the Irwin clan, and they are vacationing on Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, a
beautiful island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Bindi learns to dive for the first time
alongside green turtles, but also finds out a lot about sustainability on an island which focuses on
reducing its carbon footprint through efficient energy use and waste management.
9781864718416 • November

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Vulpi
Kate Gordon
The sequel to Thyla is the story of how the shapeshifters were created, and a clue to what
they might become
Tessa has finally found Cat Connolly, only to discover she never wanted to be found. Cat
is a Thyla now. She lives with Tessa’s clan, and she doesn’t want to go back, finally feeling
accepted in a way that she never did in the human world. But all is not well among the Thylas. The new treaty with the Sarcos is causing tension, and Cat’s friend, Delphi, is adding
fuel to the fire with her suspicion that the Diemens may not be the true enemy. More bodies are being discovered, and Cat has made a discovery herself: a discovery about Tessa that
threatens to tear the Thyla clan apart. Then, into Cat’s life wanders a Vulpi—another type
of shapeshifter—and this meeting changes everything for Cat as she finds out more about
shapeshifters and Diemens, and about her own heart.
Kate Gordon is the author of Three Things About Daisy Blue and Thyla.
304 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742752365 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

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Wolfborn
Sue Bursztynski
Inspired by a medieval romance, this exquisitely told novel for fans of Fallen and Shiver
will have readers questioning everything they thought they knew about werewolves
“A richly detailed fantasy world, blending adventure, romance, and paranormal elements to create a coming-of-age story that is quite unique.” —Australian Speculative
Fiction in Focus
Break the curse or howl forever.
Etienne, son of a lord in the kingdom of Armorique, goes to train as a knight with Geraint
of Lucanne. Geraint is brave and kind, a good teacher and master—but he has a secret that
he has kept from his family. He is bisclavret, a born werewolf. When Geraint is betrayed,
Etienne must ally with the local wisewoman and her daughter, themselves bisclavret, to save
his lord. But time is running out. If Geraint’s enemies have their way, he will soon be trapped
in his wolf form. And Etienne has his own secret. The decisions he makes will change his
life forever.
Sue Bursztynski is the author of This Book Is Bugged.
298 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781864718256 • October • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Woolshed Press

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Burning Issy
Melvin Burgess
A haunting and original retelling of the infamous Pendle witch trials
“Readers will be held by the terror of the witch hunt and also by the
view of the witch as more than saintly victim.” —Booklist
“Vivid and atmospheric. . . . Unforgettable stuff.” —Guardian
“Flawless. This is one novel that will leave an indelible impression on
all who read it.” —Publishers Weekly starred review of Smack
“Are you frightened of dying, Issy?”
Issy is a foster child who doesn’t know where she came from or who she
really is. Night after night, she has the same nightmare: she is burning in a
fire and at the heart of the flames is a face she is afraid to look at. With the
terror of the witch trials surrounding her, fear and superstition are everywhere,
and Issy must fight to unravel the truth of who she really is before it’s too
late. What she discovers leaves her no choice but to run—from the Witchfinder, from the evil hag who wants her dead, from those she loves, and maybe
even from her own true nature. Perfect for young readers who enjoy mysteries and adventure novels, Melvin Burgess prefaces this fast paced historical novel with a discussion about the religious bigotry and fanaticism of the
early 17th century.
Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed novels, including Billy
Elliot; Doing It, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize;
and Smack which has been translated into 28 different languages. He has been
short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four additional times, including for The
Cry of the Wolf.

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176 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781849393973 • October • $9.99 Paper • Andersen Press

Cry of the Wolf
9781849393751 • $9.99 Paper

There was a lot of talk about God but it was the Devil we really feared. Witches lived in the villages and farms. On nights
when they gathered to worship, the Devil came up from hell and walked among us, in our fields, on our moors. In the
street you might brush against a man who had kissed him not a few hours back. Once, some boys showed me a mark on
Pendle Hill where they said the Devil had walked. It was the print of a cloven foot, like a cow’s only bigger. A few metres
further on were the remains of a fire. The boys asked me what the Devil looked like and where he had kissed me. When I
said he never had, they didn’t believe it.
“Burning Issy,” one of them jeered. That was my nickname. But they didn’t dare touch.
It took so little. Just an accusation from a spiteful neighbour and you could be arrested. If you were arrested you would
be tortured and if you were tortured you would confess and be hanged. Innocent cottagers, who would have run a mile at
the whiff of witchcraft, had been executed just for knowing how to treat a cold.
I was a mystery. I was brought out of the North when I was only two years old with nothing but my name and a dream of
fire. No one expected me to live, but I did. That’s the way I mean to keep it.

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THE VALLEY
Krystyna Kuhn
The famous Grace College, located in a remote valley in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is an elite school for the highly
gifted. However, there are strange things going on in the secluded valley: Why can’t the location be found on Google
Earth? What happened to the group of teenagers who disappeared in the mountains in the 1970s? At the beginning of
their first year in college, Julia and her friends don’t know anything about the mysteries of their new surroundings. But
soon they will find out that nothing about the valley is as it seems, and that they are not there by mere chance.
Krystyna Kuhn lives in Germany with her husband and daughter.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $9.99 Paper • Atom

The Game
An eerie new young adult series about a college where kids go to start over—and a pair of
siblings with a secret
The famous Grace College, located in a remote valley in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is
an elite school for the highly gifted. But to Julia and her brother, it’s the perfect place to hide.
When they stumble upon a dead body their first week they’ll learn they can only run so far
from their past—and that the valley has secrets of its own.
316 pp • 9781907410567 • September

The Crash
Welcome to the Valley, where the only thing scarier than the teachers are the bodies
Mount Ghost looms high above Grace College, and holds as many secrets as the Valley itself—secrets of missing students, lies, and betrayal. Julia has barely scratched the surface of
the Valley’s secrets and she’s determined to discover what connects her father to the mysterious Grace College. The answer, she’s sure, lies on Mount Ghost, so when Katie suggests that
they investigate the students who went missing there 40 years ago, Julia jumps at the chance.
But Julia can no longer hide from her past in the Valley, and she’s not the only one.
320 pp • 9781907410574 • January

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STONEWYLDE
Kit Berry
Kit Berry is a young adult author and former teacher.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $10.99 Paper • Gollancz

Magus of Stonewylde
Deep in the green hills of Dorset lies a hidden community of secrets, passion, and fatal
conflict, and all will be revealed by moonlight in this addictive new young adult series
filled with earth magic
“Powerful stuff, disturbing and dramatic. Allow this story to grab hold, and it may
not let you go!” —Kevin Crossley-Holland, author, The Seeing Stone
Sylvie is dying. A victim of crippling allergies, poisoned by the pollution and chemicals
of modern life, she is trapped in a hospital bed while her mother and doctors watch her
life slipping away. But one of them offers her a chance. There’s an alternative community—Stonewylde—hidden away behind high boundary walls in a corner of Dorset. If their
leader, the charismatic Magus, would let Sylvie visit, then perhaps the clean air and green
lifestyle may restore her vitality, or at least give her some measure of peace before she
dies. It’s a chance, and when Sylvie and her mother take it, they find themselves in a haven
of tranquility and beauty. But it’s not all idyllic. The Magus sends a moody, secretive village boy to work in their garden as a punishment. The Magus warns them to stay away
from him, but Sylvie is curious about Yul and, as their forbidden friendship grows, she
sees that all is not quite as it seems at Stonewylde. Why was she told to keep away from
Yul, and why are she and her mother so drawn to the Magus? Is the crone on the hill really a powerful wisewoman, or just a crazed old hag bent on destroying the peace with
her wild prophecies? And what exactly is the magical secret at the heart of this seemingly
perfect community?
400 pp • 9780575098824 • September

Moondance of Stonewylde
In the second adventure, the cracks are beginning to show in the seemingly idyllic
Stonewylde community
As Yul and Sylvie’s forbidden friendship grows into something deeper, the Magus’ true nature starts to emerge through his charming facade. Ever since Yul defied him at the Summer Solstice, his power has been waning, and his mood darkening. Yul is the problem, and
the Magus is going to deal with him—nobody challenges his authority and survives. Sylvie
is in danger too, as the Magus has discovered her secret, and now, her magical gift and the
Magus’ desire to possess it is putting her life at risk. As each full moon rises Sylvie is made
to suffer more, and the agony she endures as her magic is stolen leaves her increasingly
exhausted, sapping her will to fight back. Unless the Magus can be stopped, every full moon
could be Sylvie’s last. As glorious summer turns to golden autumn, the magic of Stonewylde
is becoming a curse to the very people it should nurture. The darkness of winter follows and
as it does Sylvie and Yul’s lives hang by a whisker. Either they will save each other, or history will repeat itself at the sinister standing stone above the cliffs.
352 pp • 9780575098855 • October

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STONEWYLDE
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $10.99 Paper • Gollancz

Solstice at Stonewylde
In the third Stonewylde tale, Yul needs all his strength to face the Magus
Poisoned at the festival of the dead, Yul’s life now hangs by a thread, and it’s his fellow
Stonewylders who must save him. But will they, when the Magus has done so much to undermine Yul? Yet there are cracks in the Magus’ following. When he confesses a secret
that shocks the community, the Stonewylde folk begin to understand his true nature. The
Magus’ spiral into obsession and darkness continues, his kindness and charm now vanished. The cruelty that lies beneath is becoming clear, as is the deadly web of deceit and
betrayal in which Yul and Sylvie are trapped. The Winter Solstice approaches and Yul and
Sylvie refuse to give up hope. But Sylvie is unaware of the Magus’ real plans for her and
she’s horrified when he finally shows his hand. Can this really be why she was brought to
Stonewylde? As the darkness draws in around them, the wise woman on the hill makes a
chilling prophecy. There is no escape and no compromise when death comes knocking:
five will die at Stonewylde. The only question is who.
352 pp • 9780575098879 • November

Shadows at Stonewylde
Something is lying patiently in wait until the time is right in this, the fourth
Stonewylde adventure
Thirteen years have passed since Yul fought for his life at the quarry, and Stonewylde has
flourished in a new, golden age—but now the shadows are gathering. Wild and disobedient, Leveret is the bad girl who disappears at night and would rather roam the woods than
sit in school. Only Clip recognizes the girl’s magical sensitivity, and believes she may be the
one to lead Stonewylde out of the approaching darkness. The shadows thicken as Yul and
Sylvie find that something, or someone, is tearing their beautiful relationship apart. As
Stonewylde starts to disintegrate, a sinister alliance is forming, but they have no idea what
evil they are really up against.
432 pp • 9780575098909 • December

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HEART
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Step Up and Dance
Thalia Kalkipsakis
Dancing means everything to Saph, until an unexpected valentine turns everything upside down
As I leaped and kicked, taking care to be perfectly in line, I felt a quickening in my chest,
a secret dance in my heart. I just had to get through rehearsal and the game itself, then I
would finally get to talk to him . . .
Saph’s life is pretty perfect. At 16, she’s already doing what she loves: dancing in a cheerleading squad for a professional basketball team. So when she gets a Valentine from her
secret crush, all her dreams seem to be within reach. But the harder Saph dances after her
dreams, the more her real life starts to get in the way. Worst of all, the Valentine turns out
to be a hoax. Humiliated and angry, Saph and her best friend, Summer, are determined to
get revenge. This is a funny, energetic story about forgetting the moves and remembering
what’s important.
Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of multiple books in the Go Girl! series, including Dancing Queen, Sister Spirit, and The Worst Gymnast.
170 pp • 9781742377698 • September

Winter of Grace
Kate Constable
Bridie and Stella are best friends, and nothing can break them up—but could Bridie’s
search for spirituality threaten their friendship?
“A winsome read, especially for readers who are open to the plot intricacies of time
travel.” —Booklist on Cicada Summer
Bridie and Stella have been friends forever and agree on everything—war is bad, the environment is important, and Stella is always the center of attention. So when the girls rescue
a handsome boy at a peace rally, they never imagine that it might spell trouble between them.
The first shock is that Jay seems to be attracted to Bridie, not Stella. The second is that Jay
is a committed Christian. As Bridie draws closer to Jay, a whole new realm of ideas opens
up to her. She starts to question who she is and her place in the world. But what if her new
world has no place for Stella?
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth
Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was
named a Booklist Editors’ Choice and Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth. She is also the author of Always Mackenzie, Cicada Summer and The Taste of Lightning.
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My Life & Other Catastrophes
Rowena Mohr
Ever get the feeling your life would qualify for National Disaster Relief?
Say hello to Erin Costello.
Erin’s pretty much your average teenage girl—except that her mother has all
the maternal instincts of a black widow spider, and her dad is out of work
and completely clueless. That’s probably why they’re divorced. Not that anyone except Erin seems to care. Certainly not Erin’s sucky little brother Ben,
who’s too busy making money, or her best friend, Rami, who is turning into
a fanatical environmental activist—with the emphasis on mental. And definitely not Creepazoid—Erin’s mom’s new boyfriend—who may or may not
be a drug-dealing pervert disguised as a mild-mannered PE teacher! It’s an eventful year for Erin Costello, but is her imagination running wild?
Rowena Mohr is a theatrical agent.
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Yasutaka Tsutsui
Translatedby David Karashima
First published in 1967, this classic of Japanese young adult science fiction about a timetraveling girl has been the basis of many adaptions, including film and manga
“Fans of Haruki Murakami will relish this delightful collection. . . . A strange, magical
journey.” —Entertainment Weekly on Salmonella Men on Planet Porno
One of Tsutsui’s best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, this is the story
of 15-year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back and
forth in time. In her quest to uncover the identity of the mysterious figure that she believes
to be responsible for her paranormal abilities, she’ll constantly have to push the boundaries of space and time, and challenge the notions of dream and reality.
Yasutaka Tsutsui is one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers in Japan. He has won
several literary prizes and was made a Chevalier Order of Arts and Literature by the French
government. His books include Hell, Salmonella Men on Planet Porno, and the manga Telepathic Wanderers.
200 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781846881343 • September • $12.99 Paper • Alma Books

Only Ever Always
Penni Russon
“Like the sound of the little loved music box that is so pivotal to the story, Only Ever
Always is both deeply touching and strangely eerie, leaving the reader with a mixture of
warmth and apprehension, yearning and wonder—about death, life, language, art,
dreams, and childhood. Fascinating and absolutely memorable.” —Ursula Dubosarsky,
author, The Word Snoop
“Russon’s bracing, poetic voice and earthy, likable characters ground the story’s esoteric
symbolism, and many readers will find their own fear and love reflected in the beautiful,
open-ended metaphors.” —Booklist on Breathe
A suspenseful dystopian story of parallel realities—two girls in two worlds with two different ways to survive. Who dreams the dreamer? Claire lives in an ordinary world where everything is whole. But inside, Claire is broken, frozen with grief after the death of her beloved
uncle. The silvery notes of her music box allow her an escape from her grief into a world
where she dreams of Clara, a girl who looks just like her. Clara’s world has always been broken. She finds broken things and makes them anew to swap at the markets; she walks the
treacherous route past the brown river where lone dogs prowl; and she finds treasures to take
home to her friend Andrew, who has looked after her since she was small. Which world is
real? Claire’s and Clara’s paths are set to collide, and each has much to lose, or gain. Original and poetic, this captivating urban fantasy explores dreams, grief, friendship, and love through
a brilliantly constructed world.
Penni Russon is the author of Breathe, Indigo Girls, and Undine.
168 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741750447 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

98

THE FERRYMAN CHRONICLES

Mammon
J. B. Thomas
Forget possession, exorcisms, salt circles, and pentagrams—the modern demon is far more
difficult to catch, and even harder to destroy
After the savage, tragic deaths of their parents, Grace and Joe Callahan learn that they are descendants of the sarsareh—an ancient order of mercenaries who hunt very special prey. Grace
and Joe take their place in the Order, but are treated with hostility and fear by other recruits,
for the Callahan siblings have powers that fascinate and terrify. Joe is a Ferryman, capable of
opening dimensional rifts, while Grace’s telepathic abilities surpass anything the Order has
ever seen. To complicate matters, Grace falls for her older, more experienced squad leader, Ivan.
Meanwhile, the sarsareh elders have their own plans for Joe. But none of that will matter if
Mammon, a powerful demon, manages to convince Joe to open a gateway to his demon world
and overrun Earth with his armies. If Mammon succeeds, it’s game over.
J. B. Thomas is an English teacher. Mammon is her first novel.
384 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction
9781742750743 • November • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Random House Australia

Being Here
Barry Jonsberg
A friendship blossoms when 16-year-old Carly interviews feisty 93-year-old Leah for her
local history project and Leah shares her fascinating life’s story—of a girl whose rich imagination rescues her from a grim reality, and an unlikely boy who changes everything
“Jonsberg’s prose is spare, his pacing excellent, his plotting memorable.” —Publishers
Weekly on Dreamrider
“From Australia comes another great piece of YA literature with wit, zing, and depth.
Plenty of on-the-spot humor. . . . Readers will laugh, cry, and, without trying, learn.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Am I Right or Am I Right?
The boy sat in the branches of the fifth tree on the left, his scuffed boots dangling. Leah turned
her eyes up. His face was heavily freckled, his eyes large, brown and almond-shaped. His hair
stuck out at wild angles. ‘Hello,’ she said.
When Leah Cartwright was five years old her father went to the barn, put a shotgun in his
mouth, and pulled the trigger. Soon afterwards a boy appeared to Leah, in a tree in the orchard—a secret friend. Leah called him Adam, and she grew to love him. As a child on an
isolated farm with only her fierce yet loving mother and her dog, Pagan, for company, Leah
treasured books—the stories within them and the places they could take her. Now she is old, and a gifted storyteller, so when
16-year-old Carly interviews her for her local history project, Leah uses the magic of story to draw Carly into her present, her
past, her secrets, and her unique friendship with Adam. This beautifully told novel is a bittersweet tale of hope, faith, consequences, and true love.
Barry Jonsberg is the author of Am I Right or Am I Right?, The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne, Dreamrider, and Ironbark.
258 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction
9781742373850 • October • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

99

Black Painted Fingernails
Steven Herrick
A captivating story of tender new friendship and self-discovery from the author of Kissing Annabel
“Rich, layered verse reminiscent of works such as Sonya Sones’ Stop Pretending. . . .
Both books . . . speak with sincerity and sensitivity to the quiet revolution in every
family.” —Booklist starred review, A Place Like This and Love, Ghosts, & Facial Hair
“How about we toss a coin? Heads, it’s west and a lift. Tails, it’s still west, but no lift.”
James is heading into the country on his first teacher-training round when a mysterious girl
asks him for a ride. Sophie has him all worked out: “You live with your parents and they
bought you this car, and a very nice car it is too.” At first James can’t see past her wild hair
and attitude, but when Sophie trusts him with a secret she’s been keeping too long, she changes
his direction completely. Steven Herrick masterfully reveals the essence of his characters in
this tough and tender story about opening up to love and living a life that’s true.
Steven Herrick is one of Australia’s most popular poets. He has been short-listed for the
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award on six occasions and he has
twice won prizes in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. His other books for
teens include Kissing Annabel; Love, Ghosts, & Facial Hair; A Place Like This, and Slice.
210 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction
9781742374598 • October • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

A Good Clean Edge
Vincent Caldey
From the author of the bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles comes a tense, gripping, beautifully written rite-of-passage story
“Young adult readers will really appreciate the stylishness of this novel just as much as
they appreciate the social themes and the thriller aspect of the murder story in its latter
stages.” —Bookbag
His pretty mouth curls up, the same way as his hair. I hear a kind of click. Something glints
below my eye. “Not gonna ask you again,” he says.
“Cut him,” says his mate.
“Shut up,” says the boy. Slowly, he touches the blade to my face. He slides it flat along the
side of my nose. “Do you like it?” he says, in a whisper this time.
I don’t, but I nod. I have to agree. I just do what he says. To live. To get away.
“It’s sharp,” he says.
And almost wet against my skin. A tear leaves my eye. Pee trickles down my leg.
“Don’t cry,” he says. He sounds disappointed. But how can I be brave with a blade at my eye?
Vincent already endures a traumatic family life, and now he must face a brand-new school. A school with a bully, who has a knife. Spare
and haunting, inspired by Raymond Carver, this tense young adult novel tells the tale of a war of nerves, a dark and tragic turn
of events, a good clean edge. This is a compelling coming-of-age story written with style, substance, and passion.
Vincent Caldey is a pseudonym for Chris D’Lacey. He is the author of hugely popular the Last Dragon Chronicles, which includes Dark Fire, Fire Star, The Fire Within, and Ice Fire. He won a Carnegie Medal for Fly, Cherokee, Fly.
256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781408313022 • November • $8.99 Paper • Orchard Books

100

The Wanted
100% Official: Our Story, Our Way
The Wanted
The official book by and about the popular boy band, filled with hundreds of neverbefore-seen photos

Recent appearances include Ellen, Chelsea Lately, the Tonight Show
with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, the Today show, and the View
Their hit single “Glad You Came” was covered on Glee
Published in full collaboration with the band, this glossy biography contains exclusive
photographic material and unseen behind-the-scenes shots, as well as a special section
dedicated to their devoted fans. It also offers an extraordinary insight into the boys’
lives, including each member’s journey to becoming part of the Wanted. Revealing everything there is to know about Max, Nathan, Jay, Siva, and Tom, this is quite simply their
fans’ most wanted book.
The Wanted includes members Tom, Max, Nathan, Jay, and Siva. Their ages range from
17 to 22, and they claim Manchester, Dublin, and Nottingham among their hometowns.
192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 300 Color Photos • 25 B/W Photos
Ages 12 & Up • Autobiography/Music
9780752227535 • Available • $24.99 Cloth • Boxtree

Blood Rivals
The Biographies of Twilight Stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Martin Howden
Pitting vampire against werewolf, this reversible guide to Team Edward and
Team Jacob features two covers and two equally detailed biographies of the Twighlight Saga heartthrobs.
The two stars of the incredibly popular Twilight Saga films, Robert Pattinson and
Taylor Lautner, go head-to-head in this unique double biography that reveals how
they have learned to stay grounded throughout their meteoric rise to fame—while
the entire world is thirsting for their blood. Beginning with his childhood in London, the book details Robert Pattinson’s acting debut at age 15 in amateur plays before describing his 2003 big break as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire. Catapulted into the spotlight by the 2005 blockbuster, Pattinson was next
cast as Edward Cullen in the highly anticipated film, Twilight. With the Twilight Saga
quickly becoming an global phenomenon, this comprehensive guide shows why Robert
has become the hottest Brit in Hollywood. Also following the life of the boy who
would become Pattinson’s on-screen rival, the guide chronicle’s Taylor Lautner's childhood in Michigan, relocation to Los Angeles, and big break at age 13 in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Within months he landed the role as Eliot in
Cheaper by the Dozen 2, but this biography shows how his role as Jacob Black in
the Twilight Saga has transformed him into an international teen heartthrob.
Martin Howden is the author of Blood Rivals: Vampire vs. Werewolf, Lily Allen: Living
Dangerously, Robert Downey Jr: The Biography, and Russell Crowe: The Biography.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction
9781857828092 • January • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • John Blake

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Hunger Games A–Z
Martin Howden
Find out about the characters, the controversy, and how the books have been transformed
for the Hollywood screen
A is for Action Scenes—the Hunger Games trilogy is full of nail-biting action and tense battle scenes. B is for Bestselling Books—The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, the first two
books in the series, were each New York Times bestsellers, and Mockingjay topped all the
bestseller lists. C is for Suzanne Collins, the author of the books. She has also adapted The
Hunger Games for the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. This book of
trivia is a must-have for any Hunger Games fan.
Martin Howden is the author of Blood Rivals: Vampire vs. Werewolf, Robert Downey Jr: The
Biography, and Russell Crowe: The Biography.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction
9781857826814 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • John Blake

Gossip Boys
The Double Unauthorised Biography of Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford
Liz Kaye
OMG—it’s Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald in one book! XOXO
Everyone loves the boys of Gossip Girl, but how can fans possibly choose between Ed Westwick’s bad-guy allure and Chace Crawford’s pretty-boy looks? To help readers decide, this
unauthorized double biography charts the lives of both Chace and Ed, who are best friends
both on the show and in real life. It describes Brit-born Westwick’s edgy cool, his having fronted
the indie band the Filthy Youth, and appearing in cult films such as Son of Rambow and Children of Men. Crawford meanwhile is described as the ultimate all-American idol, signed by
the first talent agent who interviewed him, being named “Summer’s Hottest Bachelor” by People and winning the Teen Choice Award for “Male Hottie.” The huge success of Gossip Girl
has seen these actors become two of the hottest teen idols around, and now fans can learn all
about the boys—their early days, their flames old and new, their careers, and the bromance
that has made them scorching stars.
Liz Kaye is a freelance writer and a huge Gossip Girl fan.
256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Nonfiction
9780753540282 • September • $12.99 Paper • Virgin Books

102

Who You Are Is What You Do
Making Choices About Life After School
Heather McAllister
A funky and informative workbook designed to help teenagers make
good decisions when taking the sometimes scary step of entering life
after school
Heather McAllister has drawn on her experience as a career coach to
create an essential resource for schools, students, and parents alike. This
attractive and fun-to-use guide gets its readers asking the right questions
about themselves. Although it is light, informal, and thought provoking, it draws on the insights of three great philosophers—Sartre, who
says we are what we choose; Heidegger, who says we are the values that
we choose; and Nietzsche, who says we are our passions. Utilizing an
innovative approach to career counseling for “Generation Y,” it encourages
students to focus on their strengths and interests, not “the job.” An ideal
gift for any high school student, this personal workbook is also an expert resource for career counselors, teachers, and parents.
Heather McAllister is a philosophical counselor specializing in life-direction guidance for teenagers and adults. She has experience as a student counselor, as a career consultant, and in corporate recruitment. She
has an MA in philosophy and is an adjunct member of the American
Philosophical Practitioners Association.
72 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Ages 14 & Up • Nonfiction
9780980607024 • March • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth
Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd

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The Parent’s Guide to Self Harm
What Parents Need to Know
Jane Smith
Written by parents for parents, this handy guide book shows both how to deal—and help—
when a child is engaging in self-harm
An ever-increasing number of young people are turning to self-harm in order to cope with
the pressures of modern living, and this poses a huge problem for parents and others who
care for them. This book provides the answers needed to the pressing questions these parents struggle with daily, and shows that there is hope in these distressing situations. Questions addressed include: How do I know for sure whether my child is self-harming? How
should I approach my child? What help and treatment is available to us? What can I do to
help my child? and How have other parents coped? Full of the real-life experiences of parents who have been there, this is a practical book that will both inform and equip parents
to help their children and themselves get through this difficult time.
Jane Smith is the director of Anorexia & Bulimia Care—which also helps sufferers of selfharm—and has helped her own daughters through self-harm. She is the author of First Steps
Out of Eating Disorders and The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders.
160 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Parenting & Family Care
9780745955704 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Right Instrument for Your Child
Revised and Updated Edition
Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, and Douglas Boyd
An updated edition of the definitive guide to choosing the right instrument to unlock a child’s
musical potential
“A fascinating analysis of both children and instruments.” —Guardian
Offering a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child,
this unique book starts with the child’s physical and emotional makeup, and uses questionnaires and charts to systematically explain the pros and cons of various instruments. For instance, a child who loves company might not enjoy playing the piano as it is predominantly
a solo instrument appealing to quiet introverts, yet many a child has been forced to learn only
to give up as soon as they are allowed. As well as examining each individual instrument, it
gives advice on how some of the pitfalls can be avoided and provide information on buying
and practicing. Based on years of research by the authors, this is a comprehensive and inspirational book that will help unlock every child’s potential.
Atarah Ben-Tovim was made an MBE for services to children’s music. She has an honorary doctorate of music from the British Council for National Academic Awards, is an associate of both
the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, and was a child prodigy on the
flute. Douglas Boyd is a musical drop-out, has been a BBC TV producer, and is a linguist.
176 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care/Music
9781409138129 (Replaces 9780297850656) • September • $15.99 Paper • Orion Publishing

104

How Mothers Love
And How Relationships Are Born
Naomi Stadlen
The importance of intimacy between a mother and her baby and how this can impact a
child’s ability to develop relationships early in life
“A heartfelt and incisive examination of mothers’ inner lives.” —Publishers Weekly on
What Mothers Do
For more than 20 years, Naomi Stadlen has listened to hundreds of mothers talking at her
weekly discussion groups. Here she offers unique insights into how mothers and babies learn
to communicate intimately with one another. When adults relate to one another, they are building on the foundations usually laid down by their mothers, and this study explores how mothers start to build those foundations. It covers areas such as how to create emotional “space”
for an unborn child, how to maintain a close relationship with two or more children, the transformation into motherhood, and one’s role as a mother in wider society. By sharing the experiences of other mothers, Naomi Stadlen offers reassurance and support to all new parents
as they navigate the highs and lows of the early years with their babies.
Naomi Stadlen is a psychotherapist specializing in parenting issues, a La Leche League breastfeeding counselor, the founder of the weekly discussion group Mothers Talking, the author of
What Mothers Do, and the mother of three.
346 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9780749952983 • October • $19.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

Precious Babies
Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting After Infertility
Kate Brian
A look at the common difficulties faced by women who had trouble conceiving, once they
have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test
“This is the book that no woman who ever wants to have a baby should be without, no
matter what her situation is or how old she is now.” —Olivia Montuschi,
Donor Conception Network on The Complete Guide to Female Fertility
When women who are attempting to conceive through IVF or other fertility treatments do become pregnant, they often expect that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman—
but the reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth,
and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this guide
is the first to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who
have struggled to become pregnant, and provide much-needed reassurance and support. It discusses and offers help for the increased risk of miscarriage, multiple pregnancies, premature
birth, postnatal depression, and donor family issues. It also covers family life, early days, trying again, only children or more than one child, the teenage years, and beyond.
Kate Brian is the author of The Complete Guide to IVF and The Complete Guide to Female Fertility.
284 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Parenting & Family Care
9780749954017 • October • $19.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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Doulas
Why Every Pregnant Woman Deserves One
Susan Ross
An emotional and powerful book that discusses the positive
difference a doula can make during any pregnancy
A doula can help women achieve a birth that is exactly the way they
would like—quietly and peacefully in a dimly lit room, in absolute
control of the labor and birth, feeling safe and supported. Doulas
are trained to look after women, both emotionally and physically,
during pregnancy, labor, and birthing. They empower women to
negotiate the best care for themselves and their babies. They act
as an advocate, steering women and their partners through the
sometimes daunting hospital system, or if they are having the baby
at a birth center or at home, the doula provides support, reassurance, and encouragement. Educating expectant parents on what
a doula is, why a pregnant woman needs one, and what to look
out for when selecting one, this resource includes information on
Australia, UK, France, and the United States.
Susan Ross has been a midwife for more than 30 years, is the
founder and director of a doula training school, and is the author
of Birth Right.
168 pp • 6.5 x 8.5 • 30 B/W Photos
Parenting & Family Care/Health
9781921295300 • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper
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Help Your Child
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Baby’s First
Christmas

Happy Christmas,
Little Bear

Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Stephen Barker

Margaret Allum
Illustrations by Angela Swan

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$6.99 (Can $7.99) Board Book
Lion Children’s

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My Very Little
Christmas Story
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe
Ages 3–5 • 9780745962573
$4.99 (Can $5.99) Board Book
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It Was Christmas
Night

My Very First
Christmas Story
Sticker Book
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe
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$4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper
Lion Children’s

Christmas Stories
for Little Angels

Ten Gifts from
Santa Claus

The Shepherd Girl
of Bethlehem

Jenny Bak
Illustrations by Niall Harding

Carey Morning
Illustrations by Alan Marks

Ages 3–5 • 9781405251273
$14.99 Cloth • Egmont UK

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My Little
Christmas Story
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Claudine Gévry
Ages 3–5 • 9780745969282
$6.99 (Can $7.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s

Lift-the-Flap
Christmas Stories

Child of Bethlehem
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by
Kristina Stephenson
Ages 3–5 • 9780745962665
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What Can You See?
On Christmas Night

Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Emily Bolam

Sarah J. Dodd
Illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic

Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Annabel Hudson

Victoria Tebbs
Illustrations by Russell Julian

Ages 3–5 • 9780745962214
$8.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book
Lion Children’s

Ages 3–5 • 9780745969176
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SEASONAL TITLES: CHRISTMAS

Christmas Surprise
Jonathan Reed
Illustrations by Jenny Hale
Ages 3–5 • 9781921714887
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Little Hare Books

The Lion Book
of Five-Minute
Christmas Stories
John Goodwin
Illustrations by Richard A. Johnson
Ages 5–7 • 9780745969268
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper
Lion Children’s

Christmas
Catherine Chambers
Ages 5–9 • 9780237541194
$10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper
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Santa’s Missing
Reindeer

The Little
Drummer Boy

Dan Crisp

Bruce Whatley

Ages 3–5 • 9780230712911
$12.99 Cloth
Campbell Books

Ages 3–5 • 9781864719925
$10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper
Random House Australia

The Tale
of Baboushka

The Lion Storyteller
Christmas Book

Elena Pasquali
and Lucia Mongioj

Retold by Bob Hartman
Illustrations by Krisztina Kallai Nagy

Ages 5–7 • 9780745962757
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
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Ages 5–7 • 9780745969169
$19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth
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Christmas Doodles

The Animals’ Christmas

Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Illustrations by Anja Boretzki

Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Giuliano Ferri

Ages 5–9 • 9780230748934
$7.99 Paper• Campbell Books

Ages 7–9 • 9780745963341
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Christmas
Katie Dicker
Ages 5–7 • 9780237543686
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Evans Brothers

Santa’s Suit
Davide Cali
Illustrations by Éric Heliot
Ages 5–7 • 9780980416572
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd

Where Are
Santa’s Pants?
Richard Merritt
Ages 7–9 • 9781921541506
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Title Index
Title Index
10 Little Hermit Crabs ......................................113
10-Minute Bedtime Stories ..................................44
2nd Big, Big Book of Tashi, The ..........................68
A to Z of Fairies, An ..............................................9
A to Z of Pirates, An ......................................9, 114
Adventures of Julius Chancer, The:
Volume One ......................................................88
Adventures of Julius Chancer, The:
Volume Two ......................................................88
Adventures of Julius Chancer, The:
Volume Three....................................................88
Aesop’s Fables ..................................................115
Alien Brainwash, The ..........................................75
Always Mackenzie ......................................96, 116
Amazing Tashi Activity Book, The ........................68
And Picasso Painted Guernica ..........................115
And Red Galoshes ..............................................10
Animal Tales ........................................................70
Animals Underground ........................................15
Animals’ Christmas, The ....................................108
Around the World in Eighty Days ........................45
Atlas of Space ....................................................13
Atlas of the Earth ................................................13
Aunt Severe and the Dragons............................115
Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals, An ........................12
Australian ABC of Animals, An ............................12
Baaah! ..................................................................2
Babbit ................................................................24
Baby’s First Christmas ........................................107
Baby’s Little Bible and Prayers ............................111
Baby’s Little Bible: Blue Edition ..........................111
Baby’s Little Bible: Pink Edition ..........................111
Baby’s Little Bible: White Gift Editon ..................111
Bansi O’Hara and the Edges of Halloween ........109
Battle of the Zombies ........................................116
Being Here ..........................................................99
Bella......................................................................4
Bella’s Butterfly Ball ..............................................4
Bella’s Midsummer Secret ......................................4
Better Homes & Gardens ....................................82
Bible Blessings ....................................................61
Bible Detective ....................................................63
Bible Stories for Little Angels ............................111
Big Bear, Little Brother ........................................39
Big Freeze, The....................................................75
Big, Big, Big Book of Tashi, The............................68
Bindi Behind the Scenes ......................................90
Birds....................................................................14
Black Painted Fingernails ..................................100
Blackbeard’s Pirates vs the Evil Mummies ............89
Blockbuster ........................................................74
Blood Rivals ......................................................101
BOM! Went the Bear ..........................................27
Book of Bones, The ..........................................116
Bookmark Days ..................................................97
Boot Camp..........................................................74
Boy Who Biked the World, The............................79
Boy Who Biked the World, The............................79
Boy Who Biked the World, The: On the Road
to Africa............................................................79
Bravest Kid I’ve Ever Known, The ........................78
Brigid Lucy ..........................................................71
Brigid Lucy and the Princess Tower ......................71
Brigid Lucy Wants a Pet ......................................71
Bronwyn Bancroft ..............................................12
Buggy Buddies ......................................................4
Burning Issy ........................................................92
Busy Baby..............................................................4
Butterfly, The ......................................................13
Car........................................................................2
Cassie ................................................................97
Child of Bethlehem ..........................................107
Child Within the Lotus, The ..............................106

Child’s First Book of Prayers, A ..................111, 114
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose ....................8
Christmas..........................................................108
Christmas (Sparklers series)................................108
Christmas Doodles ............................................108
Christmas Stories for Little Angels ....................107
Christmas Surprise ............................................108
Cicada Summer ..................................................96
Cinderella............................................................66
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House ............113
Classic Nursery Tales ............................................44
Classic Tales of Horror ......................................109
Close Shave ........................................................73
Close-Up ............................................................18
Come and Play, Mr Croc........................................7
Complete Guide to Female Fertility, The ............105
Complete Guide to IVF, The ..............................105
Crackle of Crickets, A..........................................48
Crash, The ..........................................................93
Crocodile, The ....................................................19
Crushed ............................................................116
Cry of the Wolf ..................................................92
Curse of the Poltergoose, The ............................80
Daniel and the Lions............................................61
Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees ..........................87
David and Goliath ..............................................61
David Melling ......................................................50
Day Our Teacher Went Mad, The ........................78
Deadly Target ......................................................77
Denver ................................................................29
Desert, The..........................................................19
Diary of a Soccer Star ..........................................71
Disasterchef ........................................................82
Dive in Deeper ....................................................90
Dolphins..............................................................19
Double Trouble....................................................70
Doulas ..............................................................106
Dozy Mare ..........................................................26
Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets ..............................26
Dragon Legends ..................................................85
Dress Up Kate ....................................................65
Drove of Bullocks, A ............................................48
Dust ‘n’ Bones ....................................................84
E Is for Echidna....................................................12
Early Reader ..................................................66, 67
Earth's Surface, The ............................................19
Easter................................................................110
Easter (Sparklers series)......................................110
Easter Angels, The ............................................110
Ellie’s Bad Hair Day ..............................................47
Eye Magic! ............................................................3
Fairy Tale, A ........................................................43
Fairy Unicorn Riding Stables ..................................5
Fairytale Pop-ups ..................................................1
Family Files ..........................................................82
Fangs ‘n’ Fire ......................................................84
Ferryman Chronicles, The ....................................99
Filth of Starlings, A ..............................................49
Finger-Trail Animal Tales ......................................57
Fire Engine ............................................................2
First Discovery ....................................................19
First Discovery Art ..............................................20
First Easter, The ................................................110
First Easter, The ..........................................61, 110
First Prayers ........................................................60
First Prayers at Bedtime ......................................60
First Prayers with Jesus ........................................60
Fish Underwater ..................................................15
Floods, The..........................................................82
Fossil Fury............................................................74
Foul Play..............................................................74
Foxes in the Snow ..............................................38
Frog Prince, The ..................................................66
Fun to Finish Animals ..........................................65
Game, The ..........................................................93
Germs!................................................................47

Gift for a Little Child’s Baptism, A ..............111, 113
Girl Who Blew Up Her Brother, The ....................78
Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The......................98
Go Hare and Tortoise Go!....................................57
Go Jojo Go! ........................................................35
God Makes the World ........................................61
Goggle-Eyed Goats, The......................................30
Good Clean Edge, A..........................................100
Gossip Boys ......................................................102
Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi, The ..............68
Great Outdoors, The ..........................................82
Grumpy Little King ..............................................36
Guest Appearance, A ..........................................90
Halloween ........................................................109
Hansel and Gretel..........................................1, 114
Happy Christmas, Little Bear..............................107
Head Spinners ....................................................79
Heart ............................................................96, 97
Help Your Child Excel at Reading ......................106
Henri Matisse ......................................................20
High Risk ............................................................74
Hippo Has a Hat ....................................................8
Home & Away ....................................................82
Horror House ......................................................72
How Mothers Love ............................................105
How to Cook Children ......................................109
How to Draw Animals ........................................64
Hunger Games A–Z ..........................................102
I Imagine ..........................................................114
I Want to Know About the Bible........................111
Impressionists......................................................20
In the Attic ..........................................................31
Indigo Girls, The ..................................................97
Insects ................................................................15
Inside the Body....................................................15
Iron, the Switch and the Broom
Cupboard, The ..................................................80
Island Escape, An ................................................90
It Was Christmas Night ......................................107
It Will Get Better ..............................................116
Itsy-Bitsy Animals ................................................10
Itsy-Bitsy Babies ..................................................10
Jack Flint and the Spellbinder’s Curse ................116
Jelly People, The ..................................................75
Jesus and the Fishermen......................................61
Jesus and the Prayer ............................................61
Jesus and the Miracle ..........................................61
Jiggy McCue..................................................80, 81
Jonah and the Whale ..........................................61
Jonah’s Incredible Journey ..................................57
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat ........................................................46
Journey into the Bible........................................112
Jump for Glory ....................................................76
Just Because................................................40, 113
Kangaroo and Crocodile......................................12
Kangaroos Hop ..................................................11
Katie ..................................................................21
Katie and the British Artists ................................21
Katie and the Dinosaurs ......................................21
Katie and the Spanish Princess ............................21
Katie in London ..........................................21, 113
Katie in Scotland ................................................21
Katie’s Picture Show ............................................21
Kid Swap ............................................................81
Killer Underpants, The ........................................80
Kisses for Daddy................................................113
Koala Bounces Back, The ....................................30
Koala Who Bounced, The ....................................30
Land Ahoy, Mr Croc ..............................................6
Last Tiger, The ....................................................40
Let’s Look at Fairies, Witches, Giants
and Dragons ....................................................16
Let’s Look at Insects ............................................16
Let’s Look at Life Below the City ..........................16
Let’s Look at Paris by Night ..................................17

117

Title Index
Let’s Look at the Long Polar Night ......................17
Let’s Look at the Rainforest..................................18
Let’s Look at the Seashore ..................................18
Let’s Look at the Zoo by Night ............................17
Let’s Look for Lost Treasure..................................17
Let’s Play! ..........................................................106
Life Below the City ..............................................15
Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories ..................................111
Lift-the-Flap Christmas Stories ..........................107
Light ..................................................................14
Lion Bible for Me, The ......................................111
Lion Bible in Its Time, The ..................................112
Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The................112
Lion Book of Five-Minute Christmas
Stories, The ....................................................108
Lion Children’s Bible, The ..................................112
Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables, The ..........................42
Lion Classic Bible, The ................................56, 112
Lion Classic Prayer Collection, The ......................56
Lion Day-by-Day Bible, The ................................112
Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible, The....................112
Lion First Book of Bible Stories, The ..................111
Lion Graphic Bible, The......................................112
Lion Illustrated Bible for Children, The ..............111
Lion Read & Know Bible, The ............................111
Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The ....................113
Lion Storyteller Bible, The ..................................111
Lion Storyteller Book of Animal Tales, The..........114
Lion Storyteller Christmas Book, The..................108
Little Drummer Boy, The ....................................108
Little Ghost ......................................................109
Little Witch ......................................................109
Lois Rock ......................................................54, 55
London Colouring Book, The ..............................64
Lost ....................................................................82
Lost Sheep ..........................................................61
Louvre, The ........................................................20
Lunar Strike ........................................................74
Lying Carpet, The ..............................................115
Mad Dogs ........................................................116
Magus of Stonewylde..........................................94
Mammon ............................................................99
Mary Had a Little Lamb ......................................32
Mash Ups............................................................89
Mayfly Day ..........................................................33
Meanest Genie, The ............................................80
Meerkat Mischief ................................................64
Meow!..................................................................2
Miki ....................................................................22
Miki ..............................................................22, 23
Miki and the Moon Blossom................................23
Miki Box Set ........................................................22
Million Paws Puppy, The ......................................70
Monsters Don’t Cry!............................................29
Moon, The ..........................................................19
Moondance of Stonewylde..................................94
Moses and the Princess ......................................61
Mountains ..........................................................19
Mr Aesop’s Story Shop ................................42, 115
Mr Croc ............................................................6, 7
Mrs Noah’s Vegetable Ark ................................114
Murder & Chips ..................................................81
My Best Bedtime Bible ......................................111
My Fairy Magic School ..........................................5
My Fairy Princess Palace ........................................5
My Fairy Showtime................................................5
My Favourite Fairy Tales ..............................43, 113
My First Bible Stories ..........................................58
My First Discoveries ......................................13–15
My First Nursery Stories ......................................43
My Granny Is a Pirate ..........................................27
My Life & Other Catastrophes ............................97
My Little Christmas Story ..................................107
My Little Easter Story ........................................110
My Look and Point Bible......................................59
My Story Time Bible ............................................61

118

My Totally Secret Diary: Reality TV Nightmare ......69
My Very First Christmas Story Sticker
Book ........................................................54, 107
My Very First Easter Sticker Book ................54, 110
My Very First Easter Story ............................55, 110
My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker
Book ................................................................54
My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book ......54
My Very First Prayers to Know by Heart ..............55
My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book..............54
My Very Little Christmas Story ..........................107
My Very Own Bible............................................112
My Very Own Book of Prayers ..........................112
Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls ............78
Ned and the Joybaloo..........................................31
Nessie the Loch Ness Monster ............................39
Neville the Devil ..................................................80
New Testament Tales: The Unauthorized
Version..............................................................62
Noah and the Flood ............................................61
Noisy Pops! ..........................................................2
Nora....................................................................32
Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend, The ........................97
Nudie Dudie ........................................................80
Oink! ....................................................................2
Old Dog ..............................................................26
Old Testament Tales: The Unauthorized
Version..............................................................62
Olympia ........................................................76, 77
On the Ball ..........................................................77
One Cool Cat! ....................................................35
One for All and All for Lunch! ............................81
One Mole Digging a Hole ......................................8
One Sheep, Two Sheep ....................................113
Only Ever Always ................................................98
Overdrive ............................................................73
Owl and the Pussycat, The ..................................45
Pablo Picasso ......................................................20
Parent’s Guide to Self Harm, The ......................104
Parrots ................................................................19
Passover ............................................................110
PatrickGeorge ..............................................48, 49
Paul Gauguin ......................................................20
Perfect Flower Girl, The ......................................36
Pirates ................................................................19
Playschool ..........................................................82
Polly Price............................................................69
Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: Mum in Love ......69
Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary: On Stage
in America ........................................................69
Post-Baby Conversation, The ............................106
Prayers for a Better World ................................114
Precious Babies..................................................105
Precious Little ....................................................113
Prime Suspect......................................................82
Princess and the Pea, The ....................................67
Puberty Girl ......................................................115
Pushka ................................................................23
Quack!..................................................................2
Quentin Blake’s A Christmas Carol ......................53
Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories..............53
Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales ..............................53
Quentin Blake’s The Seven Voyages of Sinbad
the Sailor ..........................................................53
Quest for the Sun Gem, The................................83
Race for the Stars ................................................77
Rainbow Orchid, The ..........................................88
Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc ..................................7
Really Rude Rhino, The ........................................26
Red Piano, The ..................................................115
Red Riding Hood ..........................................1, 114
Right Instrument for Your Child, The ................104
River Rampage ....................................................73
Riverbank, The ....................................................14
Robin Hood vs the Plague Undead ......................89
Robot King, The ..................................................75

Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird................37
Ros Moriarty........................................................11
Ruby’s Misadventure............................................70
Rudie Dudie ........................................................81
Rudy Learns to Fly ..............................................51
Run Like the Wind ..............................................76
Run Little Chicken Run! ......................................57
Ryan’s Brain ........................................................80
Santa Gets Stuck!................................................51
Santa’s Missing Reindeer ..................................108
Santa’s Suit........................................................108
Scallywags Blow Their Top!, The ..........................50
Sculpture ............................................................20
Secrets of Vesuvius, The ....................................116
Shadows at Stonewylde ......................................95
Shepherd Girl of Bethlehem, The ......................107
Shipwreck ..........................................................73
Shiver of Sharks, A ..............................................49
Shockwave..........................................................74
Shrinking Race, The ............................................75
Simon and the Easter Miracle ............................110
Sky High..............................................................74
Sleeping Beauty (Pop-Up) ......................................1
Sleeping Beauty (Early Reader) ..............................7
Sleepy or Not, Mr Croc? ........................................7
Slime Volcano, The ..............................................75
Snottle, The ........................................................80
Snow White ........................................................67
Snowy Tower, The ..............................................83
Solstice at Stonewylde ........................................95
Sometimes ..................................................40, 115
Sounds Spooky..................................................109
Space Scout ........................................................75
Stanley’s Stick......................................................25
Step Up and Dance ............................................96
Stomp!................................................................33
Stonewylde ..................................................94, 95
Stories for a Fragile Planet ..........................41, 115
Sudden Drop ......................................................74
Sun Sword Trilogy, The ........................................83
Super Scribbler ....................................................65
Superfrog! ..........................................................34
Survivor ..............................................................82
Swamp Race ......................................................72
Sweet Life, The....................................................97
Swim for Your Life ..............................................77
Tale of Baboushka, The......................................108
Tale of Georgie Grub, The ..................................26
Tale of Jack Frost, The..........................................50
Tales from Around the World ..............................44
Tales from Pinocchio............................................44
Tales from The Wind in the Willows ....................44
Tales from The Arabian Nights ............................44
Tashi....................................................................68
Tashi and the Baba Yaga......................................68
Tashi and the Big Stinker ....................................68
Tashi and the Dancing Shoes ..............................68
Tashi and the Demons ........................................68
Tashi and the Forbidden Room ............................68
Tashi and the Genie ............................................68
Tashi and the Ghosts ..........................................68
Tashi and the Giants ............................................68
Tashi and the Golem............................................68
Tashi and the Haunted House ..............................68
Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster ........................68
Tashi and the Phoenix..........................................68
Tashi and the Royal Tomb ....................................68
Tashi and the Stolen Bus......................................68
Tashi Lost in the City............................................68
Tashi Series..........................................................68
Ten Gifts from Santa Claus, The ........................107
Ten Scared Fish....................................................11
There Once was a Boy Called Tashi ......................68
Thieves of Ostia, The ........................................116
This Is My Bible..................................................111
This Is My Book ..................................................37

Title Index / Contributor Index
Three Sillies, The..................................................43
Three Trees, The ................................................114
Thrill Ride ............................................................72
Throw for Gold ..................................................76
Thyla ..................................................................91
Tigerbear ............................................................34
Tin Toys ..............................................................52
Toddle Waddle ......................................................8
Toilet of Doom, The ............................................80
Top Gear ............................................................82
Torchlight ......................................................16, 17
Town, The ..........................................................14
Two-Minute Bible Stories ..................................111
Unauthorized Versions, The ................................62
Undercover ........................................................74
Unexpected Arrival, An........................................70
Upside Down Boy, An..........................................78
Valley, The ..........................................................93
Vampire Blog, The ..............................................87
Vampire Fighters, The..........................................87
Vampire Hunters, The..................................87, 116
Vegetables ..........................................................13
Very Helpful Hedgehog, The................................28
Vincent Van Gogh ..............................................20
Volcanic Panic ....................................................74
Voyage of the Owl, The ......................................83
Vulpi ..................................................................91
W Is for Wombat ................................................12
Wanted, The ....................................................101
What Can You See? On Christmas Night ..........107
Where Are Santa’s Pants? ..................................108
Whiffy Wilson ....................................................26
White Wand, The ........................................86, 109
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?............................82
Who You Are Is What You Do ..........................103
Wickedest Witch, The ........................86, 109, 115
Wiggle, Jump, Stomp, Mr Croc ............................7
Wild Winter, The ................................................86
Wildlife Games, The ............................................90
Winter of Grace ..................................................96
Witch Baby and Me ..........................................109
Witch Baby and Me After Dark..........................109
Witch Baby and Me On Stage ..........................109
Witches at War! ..................................................86
Wolfborn ............................................................91
Woof! ..................................................................2
Wrestle to Victory................................................76
Zac Power ....................................................72–74
Zoo Girl ......................................................40, 114
Zoom and Fly, Mr Croc ..........................................6

Contributor Index
Abbott, Simon ......................................................2
Aesop ..............................................................115
Ainslie, Tamsin ............................................71, 113
Alexander, Pat ..................................................112
Allsopp, Sophie ................................................110
Allum, Margaret................................................107
Anderson, Jeff ..................................................112
Arthur, Jenny ....................................................109
Atkinson, Peter..................................................112
Ayliffe, Alex ..................................54, 55, 107, 110
Badger, H. ..........................................................75
Bak, Jenny ........................................................107
Balarinji ..............................................................11
Barker, Stephen ..........................................58, 107
Bateson, Maggie ..................................................5
Bentley, Jonathan ................................................10
Ben-Tovim, MBE, Atarah....................................104

Berry, Kit ......................................................94, 95
Bickford, Tessa ....................................................35
Black, James........................................................89
Black, Jess ..........................................................70
Blackwood, Freya ..............................................113
Blake, Quentin ..............................................46, 53
Bolam, Emily ....................................................107
Boretzki, Anja....................................................108
Box, Su..............................................................112
Boyd, Douglas ..................................................104
Brassey, Richard ..................................................39
Brian, Kate ........................................................105
Burfoot, Ella ........................................................29
Burgess, Melvin ..................................................92
Bursztynski, Sue ..................................................91
Buster Books ................................................64, 65
Byers, Patricia ....................................................113
Caldey, Vincent ................................................100
Cali, Davide ......................................................108
Castles, Jennifer ................................................ 35
Chamberlain, Margaret ......................................26
Chambers, Catherine ................................108, 110
Chandab, Tahgred ..............................................36
Chapman, Gaye ................................................113
Cheng, Christopher ..........................................109
Comfort, Louise ....................................................5
Constable, Kate ..........................................96, 116
Corbett, Susannah ..............................................35
Corke, Estelle ..............................................61, 110
Corr, Christopher ................................................30
Cort, Ben ............................................................32
Costain, Meredith ............................................116
Cox, Carolyn ....................................................112
Crisp, Dan ........................................................108
Davies, Stephen ..................................................30
Davis, Sarah ......................................................109
De Dios, Susana ..................................................47
Dickens, Charles..................................................53
Dicker, Katie ..............................................108, 110
Dodd, Sarah J. ..................................................107
Donaldson, Julia ....................................................8
Donnelly, Joe ....................................................116
Dougherty, John ................................................109
Elliott, Rebecca ....................................40, 113–115
Emmett, Jonathan ..............................................38
Ewing, Garen ......................................................88
Fearns, Georgie ..................................................65
Ferri, Giuliano....................................................108
Fienberg, Anna....................................................68
Fienberg, Barbara ................................................68
Finn, Rebecca ......................................................51
Flint, Shamini ......................................................71
Foreman, Michael................................................34
Fox, Lee ............................................................113
Fox, Woody ........................................................65
Gamble, Kim ......................................................68
Gardner, Sally ................................................66, 67
Garlick, Nick......................................................115
Garton, Michael ..................................................64
Gévry, Claudine ........................................107, 110
Gleeson, Libby ..................................................113
Gliori, Debi........................................................109
Goodings, Christina ......................58, 59, 107, 110
Goodwin, John..................................................108
Gordon, Kate ......................................................91
Grant, Donald ..................................................109
Greenberg, Nicki ................................................27
Grimm, Brothers............................................1, 114
Hale, Jenny........................................................108
Hall, Amanda ..............................................42, 112
Harding, Niall ....................................................107
Harry, Rebecca ....................................................38
Hart, Caryl ..........................................................26
Hartman, Bob................42, 62, 108, 110, 113–115
Hegley, John........................................................25
Heinrich, Sally......................................................71

Heliot, Éric ........................................................108
Herrick, Steven ..................................................100
Hirsch, Odo ........................................................87
Howard, Martin ............47, 86, 101, 102, 109, 115
Howard, Paul ......................................................33
Hudson, Annabel ........................................59, 107
Humphreys, Alastair ............................................79
Hunt, Julie ........................................................113
Hutchings, Melinda ..........................................116
Ingpen, Robert ....................................................45
Inkpen, Mick ......................................................37
Irwin, Bindi..........................................................90
Jay, Alison ........................................................114
Johnson, Pete..............................................87, 116
Johnson, Richard A. ..........................................108
Jonsberg, Barry....................................................99
Joslin, Mary ..............................................110, 112
Julian, Russell ....................................................107
Kalkipsakis, Thalia ........................................79, 96
Karashima, David ................................................98
Kaye, Liz............................................................102
Keane, Jerome ....................................................47
Kelly, Helen ........................................................70
Kent, Peter ..........................................................63
Kitamura, Satoshi ................................................31
Kolanovic, Dubravka..........................................107
Kuhn, Krystyna....................................................93
Kunz, Chris ........................................................70
Larry, H. I. ......................................................72–74
Lavis, Steve........................................................114
Lawrence, Caroline............................................116
Lawrence, Michael ........................................80, 81
Layton, Neal ........................................................25
Lear, Edward ......................................................45
Leblanc, André ..................................................115
Legge, David ....................................................113
Lloyd Webber, Andrew ........................................46
Löbbecke, Eric ....................................................30
Lodge, Jo ..........................................................6, 7
Lord, Leonie ........................................................26
Lucas, David ......................................................115
Luraschi, Anna ..................................................110
Macdonald, Guy................................................116
Mackey, Stephen ..........................................22, 23
Maddox, Mike ..................................................112
Maland, Nick ....................................................115
Marks, Alan ......................................................107
Martin, Peter ......................................................63
Mayhew, James ..........................................21, 113
McAllister, Heather ............................................103
McAllister, Margaret ............................................42
McDermid, Val ....................................................27
McEwen, Katharine ............................................34
McG, Shane ......................................................113
McKee, Brett ......................................................29
McKee, David......................................................29
McKenzie, Heath ..................................................9
Melling, David ....................................................50
Merritt, Richard ................................................108
Millard, Glenda ..................................................10
Milne, Christopher ..............................................78
Mitchell, Melanie ..........................................60, 61
Mohr, Rowena ....................................................97
Mongioj, Lucia ..................................................108
Monks, Lydia ......................................................24
Moon, Jo ..............................................................4
Morgan, Matthew ............................................116
Morgan-Jones, Tom ............................................79
Moriarty, Ros ......................................................11
Moriuchi, Mique................................................114
Morning, Carey ................................................107
Moss, Sue ........................................................113
Mould, Chris ......................................................84
Movsessian, Shushann ......................................115
Muchamore, Robert ..........................................116
Murrell, Belinda ..................................................83

119

Contributor Index / Publisher Index
Nagy, Krisztina Kallai ........................108, 113, 114
Narayan, Natasha ..............................................116
Nilsen, Anna..........................................................4
Noon, Steve ......................................................112
Norac, Carl..........................................................39
Norrington, Leonie ..............................................71
Oakes, Terry ......................................................109
Oftedal, Kristin ....................................................39
Oram, Hiawyn ....................................................31
Ormerod, Jan ......................................................10
Partis, Joanne ........................................................4
Pasquali, Elena ............................57, 107, 108, 114
Passes, David ......................................................85
PatrickGeorge ..............................................48, 49
Percy, Graham ....................................................44
Piper, Sophie ................60, 61, 107, 110, 113, 114
Prasadam-Halls, Smriti ......................................108
Ray, Jane ....................................................41, 115
Rayner, Shoo ................................................76, 77
Reed, Jonathan ................................................108
Rice, Tim ............................................................46
Rivett, Rachel ....................................................114
Roberts, David ....................................................35
Robins, Arthur ....................................................27
Rock, Lois ......................54–56, 107, 110, 112, 114
Rose, David ......................................................110
Rose, Gill ..........................................................110
Ross, Susan ......................................................106
Ross, Tony ............................................33, 43, 113
Rowe, Louise ................................................1, 114
Rowland, Andrew ............................................112
Russon, Penni......................................................98
Serres, Alain ......................................................115
Sharratt, Nick ........................................................8
Shulman, Dee......................................................69
Silver, Jago ..................................................42, 115
Sinden, David ....................................................116
Skevington, Andrea ..........................................112
Smith Whatley, Ben ............................................ 52
Smith, Jane ......................................................104
Stadlen, Naomi..................................................105
Stephenson, Kristina..........................................107
Steven, Kenneth..........................................41, 115
Stills, Caroline ..............................................9, 114
Stimpson, Colin ............................47, 86, 109, 115
Streich, Michel ....................................................36
Stride, Lottie........................................................64
Swan, Angela....................................................107
Swingler, Simon ..................................................78
Talib, Binny..........................................................36
Tango Books......................................................2, 3
Tebbs, Victoria ..................................................107
Testa, Fulvio ......................................................115
Thomas, J. B. ......................................................99
Thompson, Colin ................................................82
Thomson, Jimmy ................................................30
Tsutsui, Yasutaka ................................................98
Vagnozzi, Barbara ..............................................57
Valat, Pierre-Marie ............................................109
Wanted, The ....................................................101
Waters, Fiona ....................................................115
Watts, Frances ..................................................113
Weale, Andrew ..................................................32
Webb, Steve........................................................34
Wellesley, Rosie ..................................................28
Whatley, Bruce ............................................52, 108
Wild, Margaret....................................................10
Williams, Caroline ............................................113
Williams, Sophy ..................................56, 110, 112
Willis, Jeanne ................................................26, 33
Willis-Crowley, Kate ............................................32
Windham, Sophie ............................................114

120

Publisher ISBN Prefixes
& Publisher Index
Allen & Unwin (174175, 174237,
1877505) ......................1, 27, 35, 36, 68, 71, 79,
87, 96–100, 113, 115, 116
Inspired Living (174237) ..................................116
Alma Books (184688)..........................................98
Andersen Press (184270, 184939)................26, 29,
30–34, 43, 92 113, 115

Piatkus Books (07499) ......................................105
Quercus (184916) ............................................116
Random House Australia (174166, 174275,
186471) ..................................30, 52, 70, 82, 83,
90, 91,99, 108, 109
Woolshed Press (186471) ..................................91
Rockpool Publishing (1921295) ........................106

Anova Books
Pavilion Children’s (184365, 184458) ..........4, 28,
44, 46, 47, 53, 85, 86, 109, 115

Simon & Schuster UK
S&S Children’s UK (085707, 184738) ..............116

Egmont UK (07497, 14052) ............24, 35, 88, 107

Tango Books (185707) ......................1–3, 114, 190

Evans Brothers (0237)................................108, 110

Transworld
Corgi (0552)....................................................109
Red Fox (184941, 186230) ................................69
Yearling (0440)..................................87, 109, 116

Eye Books (1903070) ..........................................79
Hardie Grant Books
Hardie Grant Egmont (1921288, 1924417,
1921502, 1921564, 1921690) ......72–75, 78, 116

Virgin Books (07535) ........................................102
Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd (09806070) ....103, 108, 115

Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder Children’s (0340, 14449)........6, 7, 22, 23,
25, 32, 37, 50, 84, 116
Orchard Books (14083, 184616) ..........21, 26, 27,
33, 76, 77, 80, 81, 89 100, 113
John Blake (184358, 185782)....................101, 102
Lion UK (07459) ........................................104, 112
Lion Children’s (07459) ..........40–42, 54–63, 107,
108, 110–115
Little Brown
Atom (1904233, 1921714) ..............................93
Little Hare Books (1921541) ..............9, 10, 12, 71,
107, 108, 113
Macmillan UK
Boxtree (07522) ..............................................101
Campbell Books (0230) ................4, 51, 108, 109
Macmillan Children’s Books (0230, 0330) ......5, 8,
38, 39
Michael O’Mara
Buster Books (178055, 1907151) ................64, 65
Moonlight
Close-up (185103) ............................................18
First Discovery (185103) ............................19, 109
First Discovery Art (185103) ..............................20
My First Discoveries (185103) ......................13–15
Torchlight (185103) ....................................16, 17
Orion Publishing (14091) ..................................104
Gollancz (0575) ..........................................94, 95
Orion Children’s Books (14440, 184255) ....39, 66
67, 116
Palazzo Editions (09564942, 09571483)..............45
PatrickGeorge (1908473) ..............................48, 49

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