Rights Guide

Rights Guide
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Rights Guide
Table of Contents
Spring 2013–Fall 2015 Picture Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–28
Fall 2013–Spring 2015 Chapter Books and Middle Grade Novels . . . . . . . 29–31
Spring 2013–Spring 2015 Young Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–57
Backlist Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58–76
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Frontlist Titles
Picture Books
Spring 2013–Fall 2015
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The Typewriter
Also available from Bill Thomson:
Bill Thomson
From award-winning illustrator Bill
Thomson comes the third in a masterfully
woven wordless picture book series about
imagination.
See page 19 for more information
10/6/2015
Picture Book
His award-winning Chalk viewed imagination
through the lens of art, Fossil viewed it through
science, and now The Typewriter will show how
words pecked out on a typewriter inspire a group of
children to imagine a fantastical story.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Also available from J. R. Krause
and Maria Chua:
Happy Birthday, Poco Loco!
J. R. Krause and Maria Chua
8/18/2015
Picture Book
Poco is one crazy little mouse—so crazy
that his friends call him Poco Loco.
See page 24 for more information
He invents all kinds of amazing things that lead
him and his friends on unexpected adventures.
And with his birthday coming up, Poco is determined that everything will be perfect—will he be
able to pull off a celebration to remember? Peppered with Spanish words, this vibrant, engaging
story is chock-full of fun.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Also available from Jennifer
Ward and Steve Gray:
There Was an Old Martian Who
Swallowed a Moon
Jennifer Ward
Illustrated by Steve Gray
4/7/2015
Picture Book
There was an old Martian . . . who swallowed
a moon, a comet, a rover, and more!
See page 64 for more information
Then he blasts off in his spaceship—beep, beep,
ZOOM! Zany digital illustrations by Steve Gray show
the alien’s belly growing and growing as he eats a host
of items throughout the galaxy. But what happens
when the Martian gets to the sun? Jennifer Ward’s silly
text entertains in a lively adaptation of the popular
children’s song that’s “out of this world.”
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Go to School, Little Monster
Helen Ketteman
Illustrated by Bonnie Leick
7/7/2015
Picture Book
Also available from Helen
Ketteman and Bonnie Leick:
A companion book to Goodnight,
Little Monster, in which Little
Monster goes to school for the first
time.
BONNIE LEICK received
her BFA in Film/Character
animation from the
California Institute of Art
and Design. She has worked
on several books and
animated projects for
children.
HELEN KETTEMAN is the author of more than
nineteen books for children, including At the
Haunted House (page 10) and If Beaver Had a
Fever (page 66). Ms. Ketteman lives with her
husband in Sanibel Island, Florida.
See page 66 for more information
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Twenty Yawns
Jane Smiley
Illustrated by Lauren Castillo
5/19/2015
Picture Book
From the Pulitzer Prize–
winning author of A Thousand
Acres comes a calming bedtime
story about a little girl who
tries to get to sleep after a busy
day at the beach.
Everyone around her slowly yawns
their way to sleep. But will she ever be
able to get to sleep?
JANE SMILEY is the author
of many books for adults,
including Private Life, Horse
Heaven, and the Pulitzer
Prize-winning A Thousand
Acres. She was inducted into
the American Academy of
Arts and Letters in 2001.
LAUREN CASTILLO has
illustrated numerous books
for children, including The
Reader by Amy Hest. She
lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Circus Train
Jennifer Cole Judd
Illustrated by Melanie Matthews
5/5/2015
Picture Book
Circus Train is filled with evocative
images and short, descriptive verses
recreating the sights, sounds, smells,
and excitement of a child’s day at the big
top.
Sample art
The rhyming text, written by children’s
poet Jennifer Cole Judd, makes for a nice readaloud, while Melanie Matthews’s bright
illustrations bring to life the excitement of the
circus. The story recalls images of days gone by
when the circus came to town.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Small Wonders: The Story of
Jean-Henri Fabre
Matthew Clark Smith
Illustrated by Guiliano Ferri
4/21/2015
Picture Book
Introduce young readers to a
fascinating pioneer of natural science.
A picture-book biography of the pioneering
nineteenth-century naturalist Jean-Henri
Fabre, the father of Entomology.
Sample art
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Also available from Karen
Rostoker-Gruber and Paul Rátz
de Tagyos:
Ferret Fun in the Sun
Karen Rostoker-Gruber
Illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos
4/14/2015
Picture Book
Ferrets get into mischief on vacation.
Fudge and Einsteen, who starred in Ferret Fun, are
back, joining their owner on a ranch for vacation,
where they have some hilarious adventures.
See page 62 for more information
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Twins
Elizabeth Winthrop
Illustrated by Jane Massey
3/17/2015
Picture Book
A sweet, simple story following a set of
young twins throughout their day at the
park.
Sample art
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Go to Sleep
Maureen Wright
Illustrated by Elizabeth Schlossberg
3/3/2015
Picture Book
From the author of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
comes a charming bedtime tale about a little
girl whose toys don't want to go to bed.
She has to tell them just what to do—will that make
her sleepy too?
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Snowman’s Story
Will Hillenbrand
11/18/2014
Picture Book
Will Hillenbrand’s first wordless picture book is a
story about a snowman who comes to life and
captivates his new friends with a book.
But when a mischievous rabbit hops onto the scene, a wintry
chase ensues, leading up to a satisfying ending that affirms
the power of storytelling.
Sample art
WILL HILLENBRAND has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Kiss
the Cow! by Phyllis Root, Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by Barbara
Odanka, and What a Treasure! by Jane Hillenbrand. He also wrote and illustrated
another Christmas story, Asleep in the Stable. Will enjoys visiting classrooms to
talk about the creative process involved in making a picture book. He lives with his
wife, Jane, and their son, Ian, in Terrace Park, Ohio.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
I Love My Hat
Douglas Florian
Illustrated by Paige Keiser
10/7/2014
Picture Book
This silly farmyard romp offers simple, repetitive
text that makes for a great read-aloud.
Farmer Brown picks up a cat, a goat, an ox, a mouse, a pig,
two turtle doves, a big brown bear, and two caribou as he
heads into town on his tractor—and each animal sings a ditty
about its clothes.
When they reach the town, it’s Farmer Brown’s turn to sing
about his clothes—after he gets some new ones.
Sample art
DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including
Dinothesaurus, which received starred reviews in four major publications, and
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and
Horn Book Fanfare List selection. He lives with his family in New York.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Rudy and Claude Splash into Art
Adam McHeffey
9/16/2014
Picture Book
Dynamic duo Rudy and Claude
bring big personalities to this basic
introduction to art.
Rudy is a curious mouse who wonders,
“What is art?” Claude, his feathered friend,
tries to teach him. Rudy works on a selfportrait, a still life, a landscape, found art,
a sculpture—all with disastrous results!
Then he tries to create an artistic masterpiece, but . . . SPLAT! Has Rudy finally
become an artist?
ADAM McHEFFEY is
a musician and
children's educator
from Long Island,
New York. Also an
illustrator, he trained
with Ronnie Herman
at the Herman Agency,
Inc., and subsequently
wrote and illustrated
Asiago, his first book.
Sample art
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Duck in the Fridge
Jeff Mack
9/2/2014
Picture Book
From the author of Good News, Bad
News comes a bedtime story about a
boy who discovers a duck in the
fridge.
Then more ducks appear. So he gets some
dogs to scare them away, and then some
sheep, until the house is filled with animals
having a good time. The silliness pours off
each page, with visual humor and jokes in
word balloons. Kids will eat it up, but
parents will love what the boy does to get
all his animal friends to sleep.
JEFF MACK is the
creator of picture
books and early
graphic novel readers
including Hush Little
Polar Bear and the
Hippo and Rabbit
series. He has also
illustrated award
winning picture books
and chapter books
such as Eve Bunting's
Hurry! Hurry! and
James Howe's
Bunnicula and
Friends.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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7/8/2014
Picture Book
At the Old Haunted House
Helen Ketteman
Illlustrated by Nate Wragg
HELEN KETTEMAN is the author of more than twenty
books for children, including If Beaver Had a Fever,
illustrated by Kevin O’Malley, Goodnight, Little
Monster, illustrated by Bonnie Leick, and Swamp Song,
illustrated by Ponder Goembel. She lives with her
husband in Sanibel Island, Florida. Learn more at:
www.helenketteman.com.
NATE WRAGG works as an art director and illustrator
for animation and book projects. His animation projects
include Ratatouille, Puss and Boots, and Toy Story 3,
for which Nate was one of the primary character designers. Nate also teaches courses about character design.
His children’s books include Your Friend the Rat!, a
collaboration of multiple authors and illustrators, and
Too Many Cooks by Margaret McNamara. He lives in
Southern California with his family. Learn more at:
www.n8wragg.blogspot.com.
This rhyming picture book features a host of Halloween creatures who live
in and around the “old haunted house.” In the end, the creatures all come
together at a Halloween party.
At the old haunted house. In a room with no sun. Lived a warty green witch. And her wee
witchy one. There are all kinds of creatures in the house: a big Ma monster and her wee
monsters two, a scrawny black cat and her wee kittens three, a green Pa goblin and his wee
goblins four, and more!
Count along as the creatures prepare for the Halloween Fright. The text, written in the pattern of the popular poem “Over in the Meadow,” makes reading aloud fun, while the cinematic illustrations set the scene for an unforgettable romp through the old haunted house.
Trick or treat!
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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5/13/2014
Picture Book
All Kinds of Strong
Sharon Reiss Baker
Illustrated by Kris Wiltse
SHARON REISS BAKER was born in Buffalo, New
York, and grew up in Maryland. She speaks Spanish, French, and Hebrew; loves to travel; and studied in both France and Israel. Currently she is a
high school administrator, and she and her husband, the parents of three children, live near Philadelphia. To research All Kinds of Strong, Sharon
conducted oral histories with people who had
grown up—or whose parents and grandparents
had grown up—on Jewish-owned chicken and
dairy farms in Eastern Connecticut. She also read
documents at historical societies and consulted
with Yiddishists at the University of Pennsylvania
and Trinity College. Learn more at:
www.sharonreissbaker.com.
KRIS WILTSE has been creating illustrations for
the publishing, editorial, and packaging industries
for more than thirty years. She received her BA in
painting from Western Washington University,
Bellingham, and continued her studies in illustration at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle,
Washington. She presently resides on Whidbey
Island in Washington State, where she illustrates,
paints, and teaches art. Learn more at:
www.kriswiltse.com.
Despite being small and frail, Sadie Rose is strong in other ways.
She never forgets to check the chicken coops so the foxes can’t get in. She notices when the
farm animals are sick. And she always has a new idea when it’s needed. Even so, her
neighbors worry that she’s not strong enough for life on a farm. But when there’s a
calamity and friends and family can no longer celebrate the Sabbath in their neighbor’s
parlor, Sadie Rose comes up with an idea that proves that there are “all kinds of strong.”
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Me and My Big Mouse
Ethan Long
6/17/2014
Picture Book
ETHAN LONG has never owned a big mouse, nor been
responsible for one, but he has had a long line of dogs, cats,
fish, and hermit crabs living under his roof. Most days he
hangs out with his giant cat, Bailey, and with the rest of his
family, and draws pictures and writes books. Most recently,
the American Library Association awarded the Theodor
Geisel Award to his book, Up! Tall! and High! He lives in
beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida.
From the author and illustrator of the 2013 Geisel Award winner, Up! Tall! And High!, comes
a comedic take on an unusual friendship.
A boy has a big mouse who is his constant companion. This big mouse is lovable . . . but he can also be annoying. Like when he sticks too close, has bad breath, or shouts “Squeak-a-boo” when friends come over. So how
can the boy get his adoring pet to change without hurting his feelings?
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Water! Water! Water!
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
6/10/2014
Picture Book
NANCY ELIZABETH WALLACE has written and illustrated
many wonderful picture books about ponds, shells, leaves,
seeds, art, rocks, stars, and more. She encourages children to
explore the amazing world around them. Nancy lives by the
water in Branford, Connecticut, with her husband, Peter.
Filled with fun facts about water, this story features delightful collage illustrations.
Walter, a warthog, sees water all around him: while brushing his teeth, doing the dishes, and looking at
rain. He writes down everything he notices about water in a special blue notebook. And he wonders. And
he does experiments. And he shares what he learns with his friend Willa . . . who wants to find out more
about water too. And they do!
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Down by the Barn
Will Hillenbrand
5/20/2014
Picture Book
WILL HILLENBRAND wrote and illustrated Down by the
Barn in response to fans of Down by the Station who wished
for a companion book. Will has written and/or illustrated
more than fifty books. He lives with his wife, Jane, and their
son, Ian, in Terrace Park, Ohio. Learn more at:
www.willhillenbrand.com.
From the beloved illustrator of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! comes a cumulative tale featuring a
farmer who drives a tractor around a farm, picking up a new animal at each stop. Animal sounds
add to the rhythmic text on each page, making this a perfect read-aloud for toddlers.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Ballpark
Eileen R. Meyer
Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt
3/4/2014
Picture Book
EILEEN R. MEYER is the author of Who’s Faster? Animals on
the Move, illustrated by Constance R. Bergum, as well as
numerous published poems for children. She loves to present
interactive writing workshops to grade school students. She
lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three sons.
Learn more at: www.eileenmeyerbooks.com
Award-winning illustrator CARLYNN WHITT grew up painting, drawing, and “making stuff” in East Texas. She earned her
degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young sons.
Learn more at: www.carlynnwhitt.com.
This simple rhyming picture book shows a boy’s first trip to a baseball game with his
grandpa.
We see them watching all of the parts of the game from the stands. From the crack of the bat to the
umpire calling, “Let’s play ball,” sound words and dialogue are pulled out and made part of the art.
It’s a fun introduction to the world of baseball, with an intergenerational dynamic and delightful new
art.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Arlo Rolled
Susan Pearson
Illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler
4/8/2014
Picture Book
SUSAN PEARSON lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts, where she grows peas
and other vegetables in her huge garden. She has written three books about
slugs: Slugs in Love, How to Teach a Slug to Read, and Slugger.
JEFF EBBELER has illustrated many popular picture books, including Snow
Day for Mouse and Haunted House, Haunted Mouse by Judy Cox and April
Fool, Phyllis! by Susanna Leonard Hill. He and his wife, Eileen, both attended
the Art Academy of Cincinnati. They currently live in Cincinnati with their
twin daughters, Olivia and Isabel.
From the author of How to Teach a Slug to Read comes a delightful story about a pea
named Arlo who wants to be free.
So off he rolls . . . and rolls . . . and rolls. He meets a slug, he meets a bug—and still he rolls until . . .
you’ll see! Filled with charming illustrations and told in verse, this endearing tale explores the ideas of
independence and striking out on one’s own.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Orangutangled
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Illustrated by Aaron Zenz
2/11/2014
Picture Book
SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN is the author of numerous fiction and
nonfiction books for children, including Pirate Princess, illustrated by Jill
McElmurry, Hampire!, illustrated by Howard Fine, and Tightrope Poppy the
High-Wire Pig, illustrated by Sarah Dillard. Sudipta lives in New Jersey with
her family.
AARON ZENZ is the illustrator of Chuckling Ducklings and Nugget on the
Flight Deck. He has worked as an illustrator, a graphic, multimedia, and toy
designer, a college instructor, a fine artist, and an author.
Filled with wordplay and bursting with fun, this rhyming cumulative tale features two
orangutans who reach for some mangoes and fall down in a gooey, gummy mess, completely
orangutangled. When other animals try to help, the pile just grows and grows, and before long they
are all rolling so fast they cannot stop. A great choice for read-aloud story time.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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4/15/2014
Picture Book
Professor Whiskerton Presents
Steampunk ABC
Written and illustrated by Lisa Falkenstern
LISA FALKENSTERN created steampunk
gadgets in her studio in New Jersey as she
worked on this book. Altogether, she made
numerous sculptures and used 1,072 pieces
of hardware before she started the artwork.
She has written and illustrated one other
highly praised book, A Dragon Moves In.
She lives with her husband in Califon, New
Jersey.
Steampunk is fun!
Steampunk is imaginative!
It’s making something new out of something old.
It’s dressing up in clothing from long ago.
It’s inventing machines out of hardware and found objects.
It’s creating a make-believe world!
In Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC, two mice dressed in
Victorian clothing use gadgets and found objects—each starting with a letter of
the alphabet—to build something fantastic, which is revealed at the end.
A wonderful and delightful surprise!
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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3/11/2014
Picture Book
A Perfect Day for Digging
Cari Best
Illustrated by Christine Davenier
CARI BEST’s acclaimed picture books have delighted many
young readers and include When We Go Walking, as well as
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, and Shrinking Violet, both
selected School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.
When she’s not writing, walking, or riding her bike, Cari
Best can be found digging with her dog, Jennie, in her own
backyard, where she never knows what treasures she’ll
discover. Cari Best lives in Connecticut.
CHRISTINE DAVENIER has illustrated many popular
picture books, including Cari Best’s popular Sally Jean, the
Bicycle Queen and the bestselling The Very Fairy Princess
by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. She lives in
Paris and in Ligerolles, France, where she takes great joy in
digging in her own garden—and in getting dirty.
In the spring, when trees unfreeze and grass grows green and pansies say,
“Please plant me!” Nell and her dog, Rusty, can’t wait to dig in dirt just right
for digging.
But Norman, their neighbor, says “Ewww!” to digging and dirt—until Nell and Rusty begin
to dig up unexpected treasures: a pretty striped marble, the mini stegosaurus, part of a
tiny china doll. Now even Norman can’t resist. He rolls up his sleeves, picks up the extra
trowel, and starts to dig in his own careful way—in the process discovering all the simple
joys of digging, dirt, and the fun of trying something new.
Words and pictures brimming with humor and exuberance capture one of the true rites of
spring: Hooray for dirty digging!
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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1/7/2014
Picture Book
Grumpy Groundhog
Maureen Wright
Illustrated by Amanda Haley
MAUREEN WRIGHT has written a number of
popular picture books, including Sleep, Big Bear,
Sleep!, Sneezy the Snowman (illustrated by
Stephen Gilpin), Earth Day, Birthday! (illustrated
by Violet Kim), and most recently, Barnyard Fun
(illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos). She lives with
her family in Athens, Pennsylvania.
AMANDA HALEY graduated from the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Painting
and Drawing. She has illustrated greeting cards
and many children’s books, including leveled readers and the popular title Snowzilla (written by
Janet Larson). She lives with her husband in the
Tidewater region of Virginia.
Kids will love the humorous antics of Groundhog in this delightful rhyming
tale from the author of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!.
It’s Groundhog Day, and everyone is gathered to find out if it’s time for spring.
But Groundhog does NOT want to leave his cozy bed in his cozy den. Will the townspeople
be able to coax him outside to do his job?
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Rights Sold: Book Club (English)
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The Poem That Will Not End: Fun
with Poetic Forms and Voices
Joan Bransfield Graham
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
Ideal for reading aloud or acting out,
this chockablock book is a perfect way
to spark creative thinking in readers
of all ages and to celebrate the joy of
poetry.
Ryan O’Brien is riding a wave of
inspiration—he can’t STOP writing
poetry. In the cafeteria with French fries. In
the bathroom with toothpaste. Even on the
soccer field with mud. This innovative, inspiring picture book is three books in one: (1) a
laugh-out-loud story poem full of hilarious
antics as Ryan writes poems in one unlikely
place after another, (2) a collection of the poems he writes—each introducing readers to a
different poetic form—all cleverly imbedded
in Kyrsten Brooker’s inventive illustrations,
and (3) a helpful guide to poetic forms and
voices.
1/28/2014
Picture Book
JOAN BRANSFIELD GRAHAM is
an award-winning poet who can’t
stop writing poetry. Her poems
have been featured in anthologies, magazines, textbooks, and
on CDs. A former teacher, she
lives near Los Angeles, California.
KYRSTEN BROOKER’s distinct,
inventive illustrations have
appeared in popular and awardwinning picture books, such as
When We Go Walking by Cari
Best. She lives with her family in
Alberta, Canada.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Gazpacho for Nacho
Tracey C. Kyle
Illustrated by Carolina Farías
1/14/2014
Picture Book
This lively rhyming story, sprinkled
with Spanish, will delight little chefs.
A recipe for gazpacho and a Spanish
glossary are included.
Nacho likes to eat only one thing—gazpacho!
Gazpacho for breakfast, gazpacho for lunch,
gazpacho for dinner, for snacks, and for
brunch. Nacho won’t even try other dishes—
until he discovers miles and piles of mouthwatering vegetables at the market.
TRACEY KYLE grew up in New
Jersey and discovered her love of
languages at an early age. She
once lived in Madrid, Spain,
where she discovered that gazpacho is her favorite soup. Today
she lives and works in northern
Virginia, where she teaches Spanish to middle school students.
Gazpacho for Nacho is her first
children’s book.
CAROLINA FARÍAS lives in
Argentina, where she works as an
illustrator and a teacher. In 2007
she was selected by the National
Cultural Secretariat of Argentina
as the illustrator for the XVI Feria
del Libro of Havana, Cuba.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Mouse’s Christmas Cookie
Patricia Thomas
Illustrated by Jon Nez
11/12/2013
Picture Book
PATRICIA THOMAS is the author of the classic picture
book, “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I'm Going to
Sneeze!” and a more recent picture book, Red Sled. She lives
in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
JOHN NEZ has illustrated a wide variety of books, including
the titles in the following series: Science Solves It, Math
Matters, and Social Studies Connects. He lives in Seattle,
Washington.
When Cat sees Mouse take one of Santa’s Christmas cookies, the chase is on!
“Stop Mouse!” Cat cries. Is Cat chasing Mouse because he wants the cookie, or is there some other
reason? The chase ends happily, when Cat surprises Mouse with a gift—and Mouse reciprocates—
showing that even unlikely friends can exchange gifts at Christmas.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Fossil
Bill Thomson
11/5/2013
Picture Book
BILL THOMSON was immediately embraced by the children’s book community when Karate Hour was released
with his dramatic, extraordinary illustrations. But when
Bill’s own book, Chalk, which he conceived and illustrated
without an author, was released in spring 2010, his reputation really took off. That book was short-listed for the
Caldecott Medal and has sold upwards of 30,000 print
copies. Bill is an Associate Professor of Illustration at the
University of Hartford. He and his wife, Diann, have three
sons and live in Southington, Connecticut.
Told only through art, this “wordless story” will surely spark imagination and
creativity.
When a boy and his dog go for a hike, the boy trips on a fossil, and it comes to life, revealing an ancient
plant. The boy is so intrigued that he breaks open two more fossils that also come to life—a dragonfly
and a pteranodon. When these prehistoric creatures collide with present reality, the boy must figure
out a way to make things go back to normal.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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11/12/2013
Picture Book
One Hundred Snowmen
Jennifer Arena
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
JENNIFER ARENA has written more than
twenty children’s books and is an executive
editor of a children’s books department at a large
New York publisher. She lives on Long Island,
New York.
STEPHEN GILPIN has illustrated more than
thirty children’s books, among them Sneezy the
Snowman by Maureen Wright and The Three
Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel. If he’s not drawing,
he’s hanging out with his lovely wife Angie and
their kids. He also likes to putter around, fix
things, play the bagpipes, and write. He lives
with his family and an uncomfortable number of
pets in Hiawatha, Kansas.
1 + 1 = 2 snowmen.
3 + 4 = 7 snowmen.
5 + 6 = 11 snowmen.
Finally, 100 snowmen!
As you count and add,
watch the snowmen enjoy a snowball fight,
make funny faces, play hide-and-seek;
and just plain have fun.
And you’ll have fun, too!
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
Rights Sold: Book Club (English)
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Yukon: Sled Dog
Judith Janda Presnall
Illustrated by Mark Elliott
10/8/2013
Picture Book
JUDITH JANDA PRESNALL is the author of more than twenty books for
young readers. Her nonfiction writing projects have led to many research
adventures, including dog sledding; visiting prisons; meeting inventors,
circus performers, and cowboys; and even climbing Mount Rushmore. Judy
is the recipient of several writing awards as well as the Jack London Award
for meritorious service to the California Writers Club. Learn more at:
www.JudithJandaPresnall.com.
MARK ELLIOTT holds a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts.
He recently illustrated When Jackie and Hank Met by Cathy Goldberg Fishman. His work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the Art
Directors Guild and has appeared in numerous Spectrum. Learn more at:
www.markelliottonline.com.
Sled dogs must love to run.
Sled dogs must be strong. Sled dogs must obey commands. Sled dogs must get along with teammates.
Puppy Yukon is the only girl in her litter, and she’s got high energy. Could she be a leader of the sled
dog team? Trainer Roberta works with the puppies. Yukon is faster and smarter than her brothers.
Roberta thinks Yukon can help lead the team! Yukon continues to train with her team for two long
years. Is she finally ready to race? Mush! Mush!
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The Very Crowded Sukkah
Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrated by Bob McMahon
9/10/2013
Picture Book
LESLIE KIMMELMAN is the author of The Shabbat Puppy, illustrated by
Jaime Zollars (“A gentle story introducing the concept of Shabbat as a time
for peaceful contemplation,” Booklist), and The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah, illustrated by Paul Meisel (“Such a clever idea!,” starred review,
Publishers Weekly). Leslie has also worked as a children’s book editor for a
variety of publishers. She lives with her husband and family in a small town
north of New York City.
BOB McMAHON lives with his wife and daughter in sunny and hot Southern
California, where they keep a tidy garden and a messy dog. He enjoys taking
walks, going to the dog park, cooking, and splashing in the surf at the local
beach.
It’s Sukkot, and Sam, Ava, Mom, and Dad are building a sukkah, or little house, outdoors
to celebrate the holiday.
They can’t wait to share their first meal inside. But—pitter-patter, pitter-patter—it begins to rain. “Poor
little sukkah,” says Ava. “All alone in the rain.” But is it? It may be just the right shelter for some very surprising guests.
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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School?
Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
Illustrated by Laura Bryant
8/6/2013
Picture Book
BILL MARTIN JR. (1916–2004) wrote many beloved books for children,
some of which have become classics. He authored more than two hundred
titles in his lifetime, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You
See?, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?.
MICHAEL SAMPSON is a children’s book author of two other books about
Kitty Cat: Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? and Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are
You Going to Sleep?, both illustrated by Laura J. Bryant. In addition, he
has collaborated with the late Bill Martin Jr. on more than twenty books.
LAURA J. BRYANT has illustrated many popular picture books, including
the first two Kitty Cat books. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Children will love Laura J. Bryant’s appealing illustrations, which bring Kitty Cat to
life, along with the other adorable kittens at the school.
On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. She plays, she
enjoys a snack, she paints, she sings, she listens to a story, and she shares something special during
show-and-tell. The day ends with a big hug from her mom.
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Slithery Snakes
Roxie Munro
8/6/2013
Non-Fiction Picture Book
ROXIE MUNRO is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than 35
children’s books, including Busy Builders (page 65) and Hatch! (page 66).
Her art has been exhibited nationally, including in the Original Art Exhibit
at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. She lives in New York City.
The snakes in this book are slithery . . . and maybe a little scary.
But they’re also beautiful! Slithery Snakes offers clues about these creepy creatures and gives you an upclose look at their amazing skin patterns. Do you know which kind of snake is named after an article of
clothing men once wore to hold up their socks? Or which snake has venom twice as lethal as a rattlesnake’s? Or which snake appeared on the first flag of the United States? Guess—and then turn the page
to find out! A glossary and list of recommended books and web sites are included.
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Rainstack!
Onur Tukel
6/4/2013
Picture Book
The animals are suffering
from a drought in the dry,
dusty valley.
They are worried that their river is drying up, but then Rabbit, who has always
been a talented inventor, makes a
robot. Still, the robot alone cannot
solve the problem. All the animals have
to work together to make it rain.
ONUR TUKEL is an illustrator, painter, animator, and
film maker. He divides his
time between Durham,
North Carolina, and New
York City.
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Baby Wants Mama
Nancy Loewen
Illustrated by Deborah Melmon
In this fun, family-themed
picture book, another busy day
has come to an end.
Everyone in the family wants something—Baby wants Mama. Cat wants
fish. Daddy wants supper. Pup wants
dish. But what do they ALL want?
Dinner! This bright, simple rhyming
text, great for reading aloud, is paired
with adorable watercolor, colored
pencil, and digital artwork.
5/7/2013
Picture Book
NANCY LOEWEN has published more than 100 awardwinning books for children
and young adults, including
The Last Day of Kindergarten. Nancy lives in Prior
Lake, Minnesota.
DEBORAH MELMON lives
in Menlo Park, California.
She also illustrated Give Up,
Gecko! by Margaret Read
MacDonald.
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Poco Loco
J. R. Krause and Maria Chua
4/30/2013
Poco Loco is one crazy inventor
mouse . . .
Meet Poco Loco. He’s a very unusual
ratón. He likes to invent wacky things.
When Poco Loco’s Waffle Iron-Weather
Forecaster predicts mal tiempo, Poco
Loco runs to tell his barnyard friends.
But it’s still sunny out, and the other
animals don’t believe him. Then a roar
of wind whips through their picnic, and
Poco Loco and his friends fly up, up, and
away. But never fear! Poco Loco will use
his wits (and one crazy invention) to
save the day!
Picture Book
J. R. KRAUSE and MARIA
CHUA are a husband–and–wife
team and live near downtown
Los Angeles. J. R. is an artist,
designer, and animator working
in television, and is currently a
designer for The Simpsons.
Maria is a bilingual psychiatric
social worker in Los Angeles.
Poco Loco is their first book.
A Spanish/English glossary is included.
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When We Go Walking
Cari Best
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
4/23/2013
Picture Book
Full of surprises on every page,
this is a book that will inspire
young readers to walk, discover,
and create on their own.
Wendy and her exuberant family of
walkers discover new things on Rambling Road every day and in all kinds of
weather. No one keeps the things they
find except for Wendy: numbers and letters, ribbon and string, a bucket, a ball, a
wheel from a wagon. But what will she
do with all this stuff? One snowy day,
when no one can go walking, Wendy
uses her treasure trove of found objects
to create her own special version of
Rambling Road for her family to share
and celebrate.
Many of CARI BEST’s picture
books depict real-life problems
and joys that children encounter—disappointment, shyness,
bullying, learning to ride a bike,
baking a pie, celebrating a loved
one’s special day—and show a
realistic and satisfying outcome
in each case, creating a sense of
hope and accomplishment. She
lives in Connecticut, where she
walks, gardens, laughs, and
reads a lot.
KYRSTEN BROOKER’s wonderful books for children include
Precious and the Boo Hag by
Patricia C. McKissack, an ALA
Notable Book and a School
Library Book of the Year. She
lives in Alberta, Canada.
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Storm Song
Nancy Viau
Illustrated by Gynux
4/16/2013
Picture Book
NANCY VIAU thinks thunderstorms are fascinating (and a
little scary), and she enjoys watching them from a cozy spot
inside her New Jersey home. She prefers, however, to be
outdoors, and on sunny days she can be found hiking and
biking in the country, swimming in the ocean, or gazing up
at the stars. Learn more at: www.nancyviau.com.
GYNUX lives in Lyon, France, where he works mainly for
the children’s publishing industry. Learn more at:
www.gynux.com.
A fun, reassuring read-aloud about a thunderstorm. As thunder and lightning approach, a
family gathers inside to play, sing, eat, and snuggle together until the weather clears. This sweet story
captures both the excitement of a thunderstorm and the reassurance children need during a storm. The
lively, rhythmic text mimics the storm sounds while the bold, playful art conveys this special family
time.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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Gandhi: A March to the Sea
Alice B. McGinty
Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
4/2/2013
Non-Fiction Picture Book
ALICE B. MCGINTY is the award-winning author of over
forty books for children. Alice loves to hike, play the guitar, dance, and read.
THOMAS GONZALEZ, the oldest of four siblings, was
born in Havana, Cuba, and migrated with his family to
Atlanta, Georgia, in 1970. He has received several advertising and design-related awards, including a gold and
two silver Addys, two Print magazine awards, two Show
South awards, and a bronze International Packaging
Award.
Mohandas Gandhi’s twenty-four-day March to the Sea, from March 12 to April 5, 1930, was a pivotal
moment in India’s quest to become an independent country no longer ruled by Great Britain. With over
seventy marchers, Gandhi walked from his hometown near Ahmedabad to the coast near Dandi. The
march was a nonviolent means to protest the taxes that Great Britain had imposed on salt—not the salt
that the Indians could get from the sea, but the salt that Great Britain forced them to buy. Gandhi
believed that peaceful protests were an effective way to challenge British law, and his peaceful but
ultimately successful movement became known as Satyagraha.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
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What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day
Martha Simpson
Illustrated by Jana Christy
4/2/2013
Picture Book
MARTHA SIMPSON has written a variety of professional books
for public librarians and media specialists, including Bringing
Children into the Public Library. She is Head of Children’s Services at the Stratford Library Association in Connecticut, and
lives in nearby Hamden. Martha and her husband have four
grown children, and she fondly remembers all those Mother’s
Day breakfasts. What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day is
her first picture book.
JANA CHRISTY has illustrated a number of picture books, including Around the Neighborhood by Sarah L. Thompson and
How to Hug by Maryann Macdonald. She lives with her husband
and two sons in North Adams, Massachusetts.
A little boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom on Mother’s Day–unless she’s
an animal.
For example, don’t give her a rotting log unless she’s a salamander, or a bunch of flies unless she’s a
spider! What would Mom like best?
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Hero Mom
Melinda Hardin
Illustrated by Bryan Langdo
4/2/2013
Picture Book
MELINDA HARDIN was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She went to school at Western Michigan University for a
degree in education. She has traveled extensively and has lived in
many places. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful husband, two children, and the spirit of Katie the shar-pei.
BRYAN LANGDO has been writing, editing, and illustrating
(mostly illustrating) children’s literature for the past twelve
years. During that time, he has worked with many clients, including Henry Holt & Co., HarperCollins, Scholastic, Harcourt, Sterling, Amazon Children’s, Grosset & Dunlap, and Hooked on
Phonics. Bryan lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children,
and two cats.
The moms in the book are superheroes.
They may not leap over tall buildings, and they may not have superhuman speed. But these moms construct buildings, fly planes, and make tanks roll. They do all kinds of things to help create a safer world.
These superheroes are moms. Military moms. Hero moms.
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Slugger
Susan Pearson
Illustrated by David Slonim
3/19/2013
Picture Book
Ollie is a slug who loves everything about baseball.
More than anything in the world, he
wants to make the team. Trouble is,
he can’t hold a bat. He isn’t much of a
pitcher either. And he is pretty slow at
running the bases. But Ollie is one determined slug . . . and finally he gets
his Big Chance.
SUSAN PEARSON has written more than thirty-five
books for children. She lives
in an old farmhouse in
Plainsfield, Massachusetts.
Illustrator DAVID SLONIM is
the author-illustrator of Oh,
Ducky!: A Chocolate
Calamity and the illustrator
of Moishe’s Miracle by Laura
Krauss Melmed, which was
recognized by the New York
Times as one of the Ten Best
Illustrated Children’s Books
of the Year. A graduate of
Rhode Island School of
Design, he lives in
Chesterfield, Indiana.
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Peep Leap
Elizabeth Verdick
Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello
3/12/2013
Picture Book
A counting book about the giant
leap that wood ducks make on
their second day in the world.
In the hollow of a tree, higher than the
eye can see . . . nine wood ducks
hatch, one by one. “That’s good!” says
Mama. “We’re almost done.” One last
egg is very still . . . Finally, the smallest egg hatches. Then it’s time for all
the wood ducks to make the BIG jump
from the tree where their mother
made her nest to the water below.
Ducklings One through Nine make the
leap. But Duckling Ten isn't so
sure . . .
ELIZABETH VERDICK has
been writing books since
1997, and her books have
received numerous awards,
including the Henry Bergh
Award, Oppenheim Toy
Portfolio Gold Seal Award,
and Gold Mom’s Choice
Award.
JOHN BENDALLBRUNELLO has over twenty
-five years experience as a
children’s book illustrator,
working with the top publishers in both the UK and
the USA with co-editions in
nearly every country in the
world. He has illustrated
books written by some of the
most prestigious authors of
children’s books today.
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Barnyard Fun
Maureen Wright
Illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos
3/5/2013
Picture Book
When Sheep found out it was
April One, he said, “It’s time to
have some fun!”
Sheep set his alarm an hour ahead. It
woke up Rooster in his bed. Sheep plays
April Fool’s jokes on Rooster, Dog, Pig,
and Cow. Then Horse decides to play a
trick on Sheep—and the farm animals
have the biggest laugh of all!
MAUREEN WRIGHT has
written a number of popular
picture books, including
Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!,
Sneezy the Snowman
(illustrated by
Stephen Gilpin), Earth Day,
Birthday! (illustrated by
Violet Kim), and most recently, Barnyard Fun
(illustrated by Paul Rátz de
Tagyos). She lives with her
family in Athens, Pennsylvania.
PAUL RÁTZ DE TAGYOS
went to Parsons School of
Design quite some time ago.
He is the author/illustrator
of several children’s books.
He lives in New Rochelle,
New York.
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Give Up, Gecko!
Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrated by Deborah Melmon
1/29/2013
Picture Book
Little gecko saves the day during a drought. Kids will love to
chant and stomp along to this
Ugandan folktale.
“Elephant! Elephant! Heavy! Heavy!
Heavy! Elephant! Elephant! STOMP!
STOMP! STOMP!”
Elephant was shouting and stomping. But
could he stomp a hole deep enough to
reach water for the thirsty animals? Maybe . . . maybe not. All the animals tried
until tiny Gecko Gecko takes a turn. He is
small . . . but he is determined. And he’s
not going to give up!
DR. MARGARET READ
MACDONALD travels the
world telling stories and looking for more great tales to
share. After over thirty years as
a children’s librarian, and with
a PhD in Folklore from Indiana
University, MacDonald now
spends her time offering storytelling workshops and telling
stories in schools and at festivals in such delightful spots as
Kota Kinabalu, Songhkla, and
Penang. Raised in Southern
Indiana, MacDonald still hears
the voice of her grandpa when
she tells stories.
DEBORAH MELMON lives in
Menlo Park, California.
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Frontlist Titles
Chapter Books and Middle Grade Novels
Fall 2013–Spring 2015
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The Secret Knock Club # 3
Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
Illustrated by Adam McHeffey
2/24/2015
Chapter Book
The Secret Knock Club is on to a
new community service project—
partnering with their kindergarten
buddies on a “Weed and Read” event
for the school garden.
But will they be successful in recruiting a local author? Or in making a
reading bench out of milk cartons in
time for the event? Of course, some
things do go wrong, but in the end,
the intrepid Agnes Mary Murphy, her
very special kindergarten buddy, and
the five members of the Secret Knock
Club achieve success.
LOUISE BONNETTRAMPERSAUD has written
two earlier books in the series,
The Dyno-mite Dog Show and
The Spring Un-Fair, and also
a picture book called How Do
You Sleep? She lives with her
husband and children in
Sandy Spring, Maryland.
ADAM McHEFFEY is a
musician and children’s
educator from Long Island,
New York. Also an illustrator,
he trained with Ronnie Herman at the Herman Agency,
Inc., and subsequently wrote
and illustrated Asiago, his first
book.
Rights Available: All Languages, Audio
The Missing Pieces of Me
Jean Van Leeuwen
9/2/2014
Middle Grade
Jean Van Leeuwen’s
poignant, powerful novel
introduces a feisty heroine who
proves that even a life that’s
missing important pieces can be
chock-full of things that matter.
Ten-year-old Weezie takes it upon
herself to find the daddy she has
never known–a brave search that
leads her to a new understanding of
herself and the unexpected blessings
of her challenging world.
JEAN VAN LEEUWEN is the
author of more than fifty
children’s books, including
picture books, Easy-to-Read
books, and middle-grade
fiction. She has won numerous awards, among them the
William Allen White Award,
the South Carolina
Children’s Book Award,
and the Washington Irving
Children’s Choice Award, as
well as many ALA Notable
Book citations.
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Secrets of the Book
Erin Fry
You don’t choose the book—the book chooses
you.
2/4/2014
Middle Grade
Sixth grader Spencer Lemon has a degenerative eye disease, and he’s rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no
idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora’s Book. When
Ed, the old guy at the nursing home, hands over the
book, he doesn’t get a chance to explain any of the rules
to Spencer. Spencer only knows that the book contains
famous dead people—people who can be brought back to
life.
ERIN FRY is also the
author of Losing It
and The Benefactor.
Spencer and his autistic best friend, Gregor, soon figure
out how to get people—from Teddy Roosevelt to Babe
Ruth—out of the book, but not how to get them back in.
Then Ed disappears, and a strange man shows up on
Spencer’s doorstep—and he seems to know a lot about
Spencer and about Pandora’s Book. Is he one of the bad
guys? Or is here to help Spencer unravel the secrets of
the book? But there are others interested in Pandora’s
Book, others who might use its powers to take over the
world. And it’s up to Spencer, along with Gregor and Ed’s
mysterious (and cute) granddaughter, Mel, to protect the
book—and save the world.
Rights Available: English
Rights Sold: Audio
Billy the Kid is Not Crazy
S. F. Guerra
10/15/2013
Generous black-and-white illustrations in every
chapter, and a ton of heart and humor, help
readers cheer for Billy as he struggles to find his
place in the world—and discovers his true talent
in the process.
Billy March has been grounded for 63% of the past
month. Every time he almost gets his parents’ trust back,
his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster!
Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to
play droid war in a parking lot—and ended up launching
a shopping cart into a car. . . . Now Mom and Dad are
threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may
even make him take brain drugs! But deep down, Billy
really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son.
He’ll never be as perfect as his sisters. Maybe he doesn’t
belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a “shrink” won’t be as terrible as Billy thinks.
Middle Grade
S. F. GUERRA is the
author of the young
adult novel Torn.
Guerra teaches children’s literature in
the College of Education at Seattle University. Billy the Kid
is Not Crazy is her
first novel for middle
grade readers. S. F.
lives in Seattle,
Washington, with
her husband and
children.
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Frontlist Titles
Young Adult
Spring 2013–Spring 2015
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2/10/2015
Young Adult
Mystery & Thriller
Atlanta Burns
Chuck Wendig
CHUCK WENDIG is the author of The
Heartland Trilogy and the Atlanta Burns
series, as well as numerous novels for adults.
He is also a game designer and screenwriter.
He cowrote the short film Pandemic, the
feature film HiM, and the Emmy-nominated
digital narrative Collapsus. Chuck lives in
Pennsylvania with his family. He blogs at
www.terribleminds.com.
Stay tuned for the next book in
the Atlanta Burns series, which
will be released in Fall 2015!
Atlanta Burns is a teenager with a dark past, one who lingers at the fringes of
high school existence.
Until the day she’s drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new,
unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when her new friend Chris ends up
dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta and her pal Shane know foul play is involved.
Afraid of stirring up the hornets further by investigating Chris’s death, Atlanta turns her focus to the death of a neighborhood dog. Strangely, there seems to be a connection between
the two deaths. And when Atlanta uncovers a rural dog-fighting ring, she once more finds
herself face-to-face with bullies of the worst sort.
Atlanta cannot abide letting bad men do awful things to those who don’t deserve it. So she
sets out to unleash her own brand of teenage justice.
Will Atlanta triumph? Or is fighting back just asking for a face full of bad news?
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Color Song
Victoria Strauss
9/16/2014
Young Adult
Praise for Passion Blue:
“A rare, rewarding, sumptuous
exploration of artistic passion.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
This sequel to Passion Blue takes Giulia,
disguised as a boy, from the convent of Santa
Marta into the rich, fascinating world of
Renaissance Venice, where she is determined
to prove her mettle as an artist—even though
women are not allowed to paint.
Historical Fiction
VICTORIA STRAUSS is
the author of eight novels
for adults and young
adults. She has written
hundreds of book reviews
for magazines and e-zines,
including SF Site, and her
articles on writing have
appeared in Writer’s
Digest and elsewhere. In
2006, she served as a
judge for the World
Fantasy Awards.
Rights Available: English, Audio
The Stellow Project
Shari Becker
5/12/2015
Young Adult
A girl narrowly escapes a killer
storm that hits Manhattan, finding
refuge at her family’s lakeside cottage. But
when her scientist father disappears, she
finds herself at the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid government research facility, the secretive boy who lives
there, and the slow realization that her
father may not be who she thinks he is.
Science Fiction / Mystery
SHARI BECKER has been
telling stories for as long as
she can remember. She
worked at Nickelodeon as
an Associate Producer after
completing a Master of Arts
in Children's Media at New
York University. Since then
Becker has consulted for
Shadow Projects, the production company behind
Disney's Emmy-awardwinning Bear in the Big
Blue House and Book of
Pooh, and she has written
for Nickelodeon,
BabyZone.com and
TimeforKids.com, and
publications such as Baby
Years and Parents and
Kids.
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11/4/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Contemporary
Betting Blind
S. F. Guerra
S. F. GUERRA is the author of the young adult
novel Torn and the middle grade novel Billy the
Kid is Not Crazy. Guerra teaches children’s literature in the College of Education at Seattle University. She also serves as the Seattle host for the teen
fiction blog Readergirlz. S. F. lives in Seattle,
Washington, with her family. Learn more at:
www.stephanieguerra.com.
Stay tuned for Out of Aces, the
sequel to Betting Blind, which
will be released in Spring 2015!
Photo credit: Anna Reidy
The cards are stacking up against Gabriel James: first there’s Phil, the guy
who pays the bills for Gabe’s mom (but won’t leave his wife).
Then there’s Gabe’s new school, filled with rich kids competing for the Ivies, Silicon Valley,
and Wall Street—while Gabe’s just trying to swing enough Cs to graduate.
Gabe’s luck seems ready to change when he meets Irina Petrova: a hot violinist who is
homeschooled by her strict Russian parents. When Gabe gets her number, he impresses
the top guys at his school. When he becomes the drug connection for parties, his reputation is solidified. How else is he going to afford hanging with his new crew and impressing
Irina? Anyway, it’s not really dealing if you’re just hooking up friends . . . right?
Gabe’s never been loyal to a girl before, but he finds himself falling for Irina hard. As the
stakes are raised, Gabe will have to decide how high he’s willing to bet on school, on
friends, on Irina—but most of all, on himself.
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Under the Empyrean Sky
The Heartland Trilogy, Book One
Chuck Wendig
7/30/2013
Young Adult Crossover
“. . . A super-charged, genetically modified hybrid of
The Grapes of Wrath and Star Wars.” —John Horner
Jacobs, author of The Twelve-Fingered Boy
Dystopian
Fear the Corn. Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has
had enough of it. It’s the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow—and the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As captain of the Big Sky Scavengers, Cael and his crew sail their rickety ship over the corn day after day, scavenging for valuables.
Stay tuned for the
final volume in The
Heartland Trilogy,
which will be released
in Fall 2015!
But Cael’s tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean
elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas. He’s sick of the
mayor’s son besting Cael’s crew in the scavenging game. And he’s
worried about losing Gwennie—his first mate and the love of his
life—forever when their government-chosen spouses are revealed.
But most of all, Cael is angry—angry that their lot in life will never
get better and that his father doesn’t seem upset about any of it.
When Cael and his crew discover a secret, illegal garden, he knows
it’s time to make his own luck . . . even if it means bringing down
the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland
forever.
Rights Available: All Languages
Rights Sold: Audio
Blightborn
The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two
7/29/2014
Chuck Wendig
Praise for Under the Empyrean Sky: “It’s a tense
dystopian tale made more strange and terrifying
by its present-day implications.” —Booklist
Young Adult Crossover
Dystopian
Cael McAvoy is on the run. He’s heading toward the Empyrean to
rescue his sister, Merelda, and to find Gwennie before she’s lost to
Cael forever. With his pals, Lane and Rigo, Cael journeys across the
Heartland to catch a ride into the sky. But with Boyland and others
after them, Cael and his friends won’t make it through unchanged.
Gwennie’s living the life of a Lottery winner, but it’s not what she
expected. Separated from her family, Gwennie makes a bold
move—one that catches the attention of the Empyrean and changes
the course of an Empyrean man’s life. The crew from Boxelder
aren’t the only folks willing to sacrifice everything to see the
Empyrean fall.
The question is: Can the others be trusted? They’d all better hurry.
Because the Empyrean has plans that could ensure that the Heartland never fights back again.
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CHUCK WENDIG is the author of The Heartland Trilogy, the Atlanta Burns
series, and numerous novels for adults. He is also a game designer and
screenwriter. Chuck lives in Pennsylvania with his family. He blogs at
www.terribleminds.com.
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6/3/2014
Young Adult
Fantasy
The Shadows
The Fianna Trilogy, Book One
Megan Chance
MEGAN CHANCE is the award-winning
author of several adult novels, including
Bone River (Amazon Publishing,
December 2012). She is a former television news photographer with a BA from
Western Washington University. Megan
lives in the Pacific Northwest with her
husband and two daughters. Visit her at:
www.meganchance.com.
Stay tuned for the next two titles in
the Fianna Trilogy, which will be
released in Spring and Fall 2015!
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Grace Knox has grown up hearing the folktales of her Irish ancestors,
especially about the warriors who fought for control of Ireland.
In nineteenth-century New York City, however, these legends are far from Grace’s
mind. She’s much more concerned with how to protect her family from debt collectors,
and whether her childhood friend Patrick Devlin will propose. Patrick is a member of
the Fenian Brotherhood, a group of young Irish American men intent on fighting for
the independence of their homeland, whatever the cost. Patrick and the Brotherhood
use ancient magic to summon mythical warriors to join their fight to protect Ireland.
One of them, Diarmid, finds himself drawn to Grace, and she to him. When Diarmid
discovers that, in their desperation, the Brotherhood has also summoned a rival group
of ancient warriors, he warns Patrick that there will be bloodshed. Grace is caught in
the middle of two men she loves, and discovers she alone holds the power to save
Ireland—but at a dangerous price.
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Gilded
The Gilded Series, Book One
Christina Farley
3/1/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean
American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity
for steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea
itself.
When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in LA, Jae thinks her
biggest challenges will be fitting in at a new school and dealing with her dismissive
Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demigod, Haemosu, has
been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for
centuries. And she’s next. But that’s not Jae’s only problem.
There’s also Marc. Irresistible and charming, Marc threatens to break the barriers
around Jae’s heart. As the two grow closer, Jae must decide if she can trust him.
But Marc has a secret of his own—one that could help Jae overturn the curse on her
family for good. It turns out that Jae’s been wrong about a lot of things: her grandfather is her greatest ally, even the tough girl can fall in love, and Korea might just
be the home she’s always been looking for.
“This richly detailed novel kept me turning the pages well into the night. Jae Hwa starts off as a strong
character and ends as a noble one, using both her brains and her brawn to win the day.” —Beth Revis,
New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe
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Silvern
The Gilded Series, Book Two
9/23/2014
Christina Farley
Young Adult Crossover
Jae Hwa Lee has destroyed Haemosu, the dangerous
demigod that held her ancestors captive, and now she’s
ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life.
Fantasy
Then the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. She escapes with
the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the
Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it. But Kud is
stronger and more devious than Haemosu ever was. Jae is soon painfully reminded that by making an enemy of Kud, she has placed her closest friends in
danger, and must decide how much she can bear to sacrifice to defeat one of the
most powerful immortals in all of Korea.
CHRISTINA FARLEY is a teacher and debut novelist who has traveled and taught internationally. Her short stories have been published in several magazines, including
Highlights, FACES, Boys’ Quest, Fun for Kidz, and Hopscotch. Christina holds a master’s
degree in education and has taught for eighteen years. As an active member of SCBWI
Florida, she presents at conferences and in classrooms.
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Ticker
Lisa Mantchev
Penny is like any other sixteen-year-old girl—except she has a
clockwork heart.
She is “the first of the Augmented!” and “the girl with the amazing brass
Ticker!” Her family’s dear friend, the brilliant young surgeon Calvin Warwick,
operated on Penny to save her when her heart gave out—the same way it did
for her two sisters. He engineered her heart with parts produced by the family
business, a renovated Cogs & Rivets factory, that Penny and her twin brother,
Copernicus, help run.
But it turns out that Calvin also experimented on and killed dozens of
Bazalgate’s citizens in order to attain the knowledge necessary to give Penny
her clockwork heart. In the course of a day, the Cogs & Rivets factory is
bombed, Warwick disappears, and the twins receive a ransom note demanding all his surgical notes and medical diagrams if they ever want to see their
parents alive again.
Suddenly, they have three missions: keep Penny’s outmoded Ticker running;
locate Warwick’s notes; and rescue their parents from the kidnappers. It could
be the Ferrum Viriae, the privatized army headed by the intense Marcus
Kingsley, who is developing a mysterious machine dubbed the “Grand Design,” and whom Penny finds enigmatic and extremely attractive. Or it could
be the Edoceon, a violent group of protestors who believe Augmentation
violates all the principles of Man and Nature. Or perhaps it is a darker force,
one that involves their two dead sisters and the chance to lift the veil between
this world and the next. They are running out of time to solve these mysteries,
and no one understands that threat better than a girl with a clockwork heart.
10/21/2014
Young Adult
Fantasy
LISA MANTCHEV is the
author of the Theatre
Illuminata series, which was
well reviewed and has a
strong fan base. Eyes Like
Stars was nominated for an
Andre Norton Award and the
Mythopoeic Society Award
for Children’s Literature, and
received a starred review
from Kirkus. The series was
nominated for the Mythopoeic Award for Children's
Literature.
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Girl on a Wire
Gwenda Bond
A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses,
prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like
somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air.
Welcome to the Cirque American!
Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps
as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the
new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will
finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias
may derail her plans.
For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies. Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame
as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights.
But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—
planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but
to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia
clan matriarch, and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.
Photo credit: Christopher Rowe
10/14/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Fantasy/Contemporary
GWENDA BOND writes
young adult fantasy. She is
also a contributing writer for
Publishers Weekly, and her
nonfiction work has
appeared in the Washington
Post, Locus Magazine,
Subterranean Online, and
Lightspeed, among others.
She has been a guest on
NPR’s Weekend Edition,
and also guest-edited a
special YA issue of
Subterranean Online.
As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear,
Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s
going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.
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Earth & Sky
Megan Crewe
10/28/2014
Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has always
been haunted by fleeting yet powerful
feelings that something around her has gone
wrong.
Those impressions have never seemed to reflect anything real, and have only earned her stares and whispers behind her back. But after she meets a mysterious boy named Win, she learns an unsettling truth:
We are not alone on Earth. Aliens have been altering
our history for hundreds, even thousands, of years. As
the essential fabric of our world—and life as we know
it—starts to unravel, Skylar, and her heightened
awareness, just may be the key to its salvation.
Science Fiction
MEGAN CREWE was born in
Toronto, Canada. She still lives
there, with her husband and
three cats. She speaks English,
a small bit of French, and
dabbled in Latin in high school.
She majored in psychology at
York University and has spent
much of the last twelve years
working as a behavioral
therapist and school aid for
children and teens with special
needs. She can also bake very
delicious chocolate–chip
cookies.
Photo credit: Chris Blanchenot
Stay tuned for the next two titles
in the Earth & Sky series, which
will be released in Spring and
Fall 2015!
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On Two Feet and Wings
Abbas Kazerooni
10/21/2014
In this affecting memoir, Abbas Kazerooni recounts
the story of his own survival when, as a young boy of
ten, he was forced to leave behind his parents,
friends, and all he had ever known—and flee from
Tehran.
It’s the early 1980s, the Iran-Iraq conflict is at its bloodiest,
and the Ayatollahs have reduced the age of recruitment into
the Iranian army. If Abbas doesn’t leave, even at the age of ten,
he will have to go to war. His father insists he leave the country for Istanbul in hopes Abbas can then get to London and
safety. In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul the
boy grows up quickly: learning to live on his own, navigate a
foreign culture, and judge who is a friend—or enemy. Abbas
lives by his wits, surviving because of his inventiveness and
hutzpah.
Young Adult
Memoir
ABBAS KAZEROONI is a
lawyer in California, as well
as an actor and graduate of
the London Academy of
Performing Arts. He has
acted on the London stage
in the lead role of Sleuth as
well as in performances for
the BBC and HBO. This is
his first book.
On Two Feet and Wings offers young readers an illuminating
glimpse of life in the Middle East, specifically Iran, an increasingly important player in our world. Yet the real pull of this
memoir is the true story it tells of a young boy whose family’s
fate is controlled by a repressive regime. Full of adventure and
everyday challenges, Abbas Kazerooni’s true story is poignant,
funny, and inspiring, and middle grade readers will be swept
up in it.
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Ghosting
Edith Pattou
Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic
free verse and stream of consciousness, Ghosting
revolves around a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, when a high school teenage prank goes
horrifically awry.
Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide,
innocents becomes victims—with tragic outcomes altering
lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character
through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions
with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they
can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and
survive. Ghosting is an unforgettable, haunting tale.
8/19/2014
Young Adult
Contemporary
EDITH PATTOU has
found acclaim as a
writer in middle grade
fantasy with such
award-winning books
as East, which received starred reviews
in Booklist and School
Library Journal; was
selected a Top Ten
Book for YA, an ALA
Notable Book, an SLJ
Top Ten YA Book, and
one of the “100 Best of
the Best YA Books for
the 21st Century” by
the YALSA; and was
nominated for numerous state awards.
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Gates of Thread and Stone
Lori M. Lee
In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep
still, keep safe.
In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to
possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden
her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time.
When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank,
and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t
know where her ability comes from—or where she came from.
All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe
one day move out of the freight container they call home, away
from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan,
the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both
frightens and intrigues her.
Stay tuned for the next title in
the Gates of Thread and Stone
series, which will be released
in Spring 2015!
Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means
losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him.
She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting
caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save
Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her
unique power.
8/5/2014
Young Adult
Fantasy
LORI M. LEE was born
in the mountains of
Laos. Her family relocated to a Thailand refugee
camp for a few years and
then moved permanently to the United States
when she was three.
Now she lives in Wisconsin with her husband
and works as a Web
technician for a major
newspaper company.
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1/1/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Science Fiction
Timebound
The Chronos Files, Book One
Rysa Walker
RYSA WALKER grew up on a cattle ranch in the
South. Her options for entertainment were talking to cows and reading books. On the rare occasion that she gained control of the television, she
watched Star Trek and imagined living in the
future, on distant planets, or at least in a town
big enough to have a stoplight. These days, when
not writing, she teaches history and government
in North Carolina, where she shares an office
with her husband and a golden retriever named
Lucy. She enjoys yoga, über-dark chocolate,
Galaga, and Scrabble. She still doesn’t get control
of the TV very often, thanks to her sportsobsessed kids. Timebound is her debut novel.
Stay tuned for the next two titles
in the Chronos Files series, which
will be released in Fall 2014 and
Spring 2015!
2013 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Grand Prize and Young
Adult Fiction Winner
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of
time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes
horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life.
Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.
Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic
ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she
travels back in time to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of
events that follows.
Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will
have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does Kate have the right to
manipulate the fate of the entire world?
“Sharp writing, a flair for dialogue, and a big, twisting imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews
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In the Band
Luminescent Juliet, Book One
Jean Haus
10/22/2013
New Adult
Eighteen-year-old Riley Middleton should be far away from home, about to start
her freshman year of college on a full-ride scholarship she earned with her
unmatched skills on the drums.
But instead of marching-band practice and dorm life, Riley is stuck at home—her family needs her.
In an effort to help her regain her rhythm, Riley’s best friends encourage her to try out as the
drummer for the hot college rock band Luminescent Juliet. But when Riley shows up for the
audition, the three band members aren’t what she expected: all of them have more ego than Riley
wants to deal with, and they all are drop-dead gorgeous.
Sparks immediately fly with Romeo, the band’s dark-haired and sexy lead guitar player, who
doesn’t want Riley in his band and relentlessly pushes her to quit. But drumming is all that’s
keeping Riley’s spirit alive—she has to make this work, and if that means ignoring both Romeo’s
taunts and his dangerously smoldering looks, she’ll find a way to stay in the band.
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Ink My Heart
Luminescent Juliet, Book Two
Jean Haus
11/12/2013
New Adult
Even if he wasn’t the lead singer of the insanely popular college band Luminescent
Juliet, Justin Noel wouldn’t have to work at picking up women. It only takes one
flash of his dimples to make ladies swoon.
And they do—nightly. Which is perfect because Justin doesn’t have any interest in a relationship
that might last longer than sunrise. For tattoo artist Allie Landon, guys like Justin are a joke. But
when her ex unexpectedly shows up, desperation forces Allie to introduce Justin as her boyfriend.
Justin’s more than happy to play along—after all, who wouldn’t want to be with Allie? She’s hot and
she can ink a killer tattoo.
When playing along starts to mean something more to Justin, he discovers that Allie exposes emotional depths within his soul that he didn’t know he had. But Allie’s life isn’t what it seems, and
there’s little room in her shattered and confused heart to let Justin in. As Justin grapples with an
increasing need to have her in his life, Allie finds that ignoring the growing attraction—both
physical and emotional—between them is becoming more difficult than tattoo removal.
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With the Band
Luminescent Juliet, Book Three
Jean Haus
5/13/2014
New Adult
When they get an offer to join a national tour, the musicians of Luminescent
Juliet finally find their ticket to fame.
But for Sam, the band’s dazzling but troubled bassist, making sure his past stays locked away during the tour feels more important than winning the spotlight. Then Peyton, a budding music journalist, joins the tour, tasked with chronicling the band’s every move. She and Sam have a history,
one that has made them enemies. Neither wants to deal with old pain and misunderstanding, and
they agree to keep the past in the past.
Yet being forced to look at Sam in a new way brings Peyton a different perspective on the past—and
his magnetic baby-blues and rippling muscles are hard to ignore. When the tour kicks into high
gear, the real truth about their shared past comes to light and Peyton is rocked by forces as
passionate and chaotic as the music she loves.
JEAN HAUS lives in Michigan with her husband and son, where she spends almost as much time teaching, cooking, and golfing as she does thinking about the tough but vulnerable rockers featured in her books.
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Killing Ruby Rose
The Ruby Rose Series, Book One
Jessie Humphries
5/1/2014
Young Adult Crossover
In sunny Southern California, seventeen-year-old
Ruby Rose is known for her killer looks and her killer
SAT scores.
Mystery & Thriller
But ever since her dad, an LAPD SWAT sergeant, died, she’s also got a few killer secrets.
To cope, Ruby has been trying to stay focused on school (the top spot in her class is on the
line) and spending time with friends (her Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahniks are nothing
if not loyal). But after six months of therapy and pathetic parenting by her mom, the District Attorney, Ruby decides to pick up where her dad left off and starts going after the
bad guys herself.
When Ruby ends up killing a murderer to save his intended victim, she discovers that
she’s gone from being the huntress to the hunted. There’s a sick mastermind at play, and
he has Ruby in his sights. Ruby must discover who’s using her to implement twisted justice before she ends up swapping Valentino red for prison orange. With a gun named
Smith, a talent for martial arts, and a boyfriend with eyes to die for, Ruby is ready to face
the worst.
And if a girl’s forced to kill, won’t the guilt sit more easily in a pair of Prada peep-toe
pumps?
Cover art in progress
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Resisting Ruby Rose
The Ruby Rose Series, Book Two
Jessie Humphries
10/21/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Thriller
Ruby’s adventures continue in this sequel to Killing Ruby Rose.
JESSIE HUMPHRIES was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received a BA
from San Diego State University, where she cultivated her love of the beach; she then
lived in France, where she cultivated her weakness for shoes. Finally, she earned a
law degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she cultivated her interest
in justice. Appropriately, her debut novel, Killing Ruby Rose, is a thriller about
vigilante justice set in sunny Southern California and featuring a shoe-obsessed protagonist. Jessie currently writes and practices law in Las Vegas, where she lives with
her husband and children.
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The Benefactor
Erin Fry
2/11/2014
They come from different walks of life, with
different problems and different hopes and
dreams.
But they have one thing in common: they need a scholarship to college. And they’re ready to battle seven other
contestants on a reality TV show to get it.
There’s:
Mei, a budding artist with a secret disability;
Henry, not in it for the money but for the chance to follow his true dream;
Lucy, a tough Texan from a new kind of family;
Tyrell, an injured football star with a sick sister at home;
Sam, a musician with no family to fall back on;
Allyson, a devout Christian with a good reason to pray;
Cassidy, a beauty with a secret; and
Hiroshi, a varsity swimmer who left behind his true love.
Young Adult
Contemporary
ERIN FRY is also the
author of Losing It and
the forthcoming novel
Secrets of the Book. She
lives in Glendora, California, with her family.
Learn more at:
www.erinmfry.com.
But only one contestant can win on The Benefactor. Who
will take home the big prize? Tune in to find out.
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The Haunting Season
Michelle Muto
1/21/2014
Be careful what you let in . . .
Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s
moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess
Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a
month-long study on the paranormal. Able to talk
to ghosts, Jess quickly bonds with her fellow test
subjects, who have their own “gifts.” One is
possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third
is a guy who knows how to turn up the August
heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate . . . when he’s
not resurrecting the dead.
The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the
dark forces within are determined to keep them
forever. To escape, Jess and the others must open
themselves up to the true horror of Siler House
and channel the very evil that seeks to hold
them in.
Young Adult Crossover
Fantasy
MICHELLE MUTO lives in
northeast Georgia with her
husband and two dogs. She
is the author of The Book of
Lost Souls, an eFestival of
Words winner for Best
Young Adult 2012, and
Don’t Fear the Reaper, an
LDS Women’s Book Review
Top Ten Pick 2011. Michelle
loves changes of season,
dogs, and all things geeky.
Currently, she’s hard at
work on her next book.
Learn more at:
www.michellemuto.wordpress.com.
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11/5/2013
Young Adult
Paranormal Fantasy
Perennial
Ryan Potter
RYAN POTTER has had numerous stories and
novels published since he began writing in
2003, including the young adult novels Exit
Strategy and Roman King and the Armies of
Fire and Light, the adult novel The Cleaner,
and the story collection Welcome to Detroit.
He lives in the Detroit area with his wife, and
enjoys baseball, yoga, and routinely suffering
through Detroit Lions games.
On the morning of the first day of senior year, Alix Keener awakens from a
vivid, terrifying dream in which a ghostly boy warns her: Perennial is all
around you.
Shaking off the dream—and the cryptic message—is just what Alix doesn’t need as she starts
a new life in Beaconsfield, the posh Detroit suburb she and her dad recently moved to after
her mom’s death.
Alix manages to ignore the mysterious message until one of her new classmates, the alluring
Lewis Wilde, mentions it—he knows something about Perennial, and hints that it has to do
with a boy who died in Alix’s bedroom. Suddenly wracked by waking visions, Alix finds herself teaming up with Lewis to uncover the truth.
Alix’s developing psychic abilities become more powerful, but reality becomes increasingly
unclear. Alix wants to trust Lewis, but a shadowy person named Vagabond hints that Alix’s
trust may be misplaced. As things become more dangerous and complex, Alix must choose
whether to use her burgeoning psychic powers or risk losing everything that matters to her.
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Skin
Donna Jo Napoli
How do you stay strong when you don’t even
recognize the skin you’re in?
Sixteen-year-old Sep stares into the bathroom mirror on the
first day of school. It’s not some weird lipstick (she never
wears lipstick); she didn’t bump her lips or chew on ice. Her
lips are just—white. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and
smears it on her colorless lips. But soon, more and more white
spots begin to bloom, spreading their chalky tendrils across
her olive-brown skin.
Does she have a disease? Is she turning into some kind of
freak? Sep is usually the one who knows all the answers. With
a quicksilver mind and a supple body, she’s happiest when
she’s delving into the mysteries of animal biology or giving
herself over to sweet, hot moves in Jazz Dance Club. Unlike
her best friend, Devon, she’s never been in a rush to get a
boyfriend. But as the white blotches spread, her dating days—
like the endangered species she studies—seem numbered.
So when Josh, a boy she’s always liked, makes a flirty advance,
she wonders: why not grab pleasure while she can? Frank,
funny, and full of passion, this compelling novel tells the empowering story of a strong, gifted teen who, as her life spins
out of control, desperately tries to prove to the world—and
herself—that she is deeper than skin.
8/6/2013
Young Adult
Social Issues
DONNA JO NAPOLI is the
distinguished author of
some twenty novels for
young adults, including the
award-winning Hush and
The Smile as well as popular
fairy-tale retellings such as
Zel and Bound. In talking
about Skin she says, “Like
Sep, almost all of us will
discover something wrong
with ourselves that we have
to somehow cope with. Sep
makes mistakes and her
mistakes hurt, but she is
able to reclaim her power
and survive, realizing that
despite it all, life goes on
and is good.” Donna Jo
Napoli lives in Swarthmore,
Pennsylvania.
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The Meme Plague
Angie Smibert
You, my friend, have been hacked.
It begins with the name JONAS W. on the side of a cardboard
coffin—right before the funeral procession blows up. Then it’s
the whisper in the back of Micah’s head: Your father betrayed
his country.
You can’t always trust your own brain. Not when you have one
of the mayor’s mandatory chips in your skull. Micah knows
that the chip developed by TFC (the corporation that runs the
Therapeutic Forgetting Clinics) does more than just erase unpleasant memories—it implants new ones. The MemeCast
warns citizens to “fight the hack.”
Micah and his friends have each lost something—a parent, a
relationship, a home, maybe even their own identities as they
remembered them to be. But, together, they can make sure
some things are never forgotten. Election Day is coming, and
Mayor Mignon is set to be elected to Congress. It’s time to
build a new electronic frontier, one that’s not controlled by the
mayor and his cronies. It’s time to get out the vote and shake
up the system. It’s time to finally say enough.
8/13/2013
Young Adult
Dystopian
ANGIE SMIBERT was born
in Blacksburg, a once sleepy
college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.
She grew up thinking she
wanted to be a veterinarian;
organic chemistry had other
ideas. But she always had
stories in her head. Eventually, after a few degrees and
a few cool jobs—including a
ten-year stint at NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center—she
wrote some of those stories
down. A frequent contributor to Odyssey Magazine,
Angie has published many,
many short stories for both
adults and teens.
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Sanctum
Guards of the Shadowlands, Book One
Sarah Fine
“My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out.
Simple.”
10/16/2012
Young Adult Crossover
Fantasy
A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today,
thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast
gated city in the distance—hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a
place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just
anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her
eternal afterlife.
As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous,
not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too
human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency.
When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it
means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t—the dark
city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from
that fate.
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Fractured
Guards of the Shadowlands, Book Two
Sarah Fine
10/29/2013
Young Adult Crossover
In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island as Captain of the
Fantasy
Guard with Malachi as her second in command, local news has been
dominated by chilling sightings of humanlike creatures running on all fours. Lela knows
there’s only one explanation: the Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living.
Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life for her foster mother, her probation officer, and her classmates, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At
night they secretly hunt for the Mazikin nest.
As one painful revelation follows another and the Mazikin start targeting those closest to
her, Lela finds herself more vulnerable than she’s ever been, wanting a future more than
she ever has. With an enemy determined to separate soul from body, one question
remains: how much is she willing to sacrifice to protect those she loves?
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Chaos
Guards of the Shadowlands, Book Three
Sarah Fine
The conclusion to the Guards of the Shadowlands series.
10/7/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Fantasy
Praise for Fractured:
“High stakes and heart-pounding action continue in this satisfying sequel.” —Booklist
Online
“Between the expanded worldbuilding and well-paced suspense, Fine presents a bridge to
carry readers to Book 3.” —Kirkus Reviews
SARAH FINE was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast, where she lives with her husband and two children. When
she’s not writing, she’s working as a child psychologist. No, she is not psychoanalyzing you
right now. Her first novel, Sanctum, was published by Skyscape in 2012. Find Sarah online
at: http://sarahfinebooks.com or on Twitter @FineSarah.
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Someone to Love
Someone to Love Series, Book One
Addison Moore
“If you don’t give your heart away, you can’t get it broken.”
10/29/2013
New Adult
Romance
When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across the country to Garrison University, the
last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately that’s exactly what gorgeous
Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion, and Cruise
couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So Kendall
devises a plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female
version of himself—Garrison University’s own playboy. But as real feelings emerge, the game
gets complicated, and Kendall and Cruise will find themselves questioning everything they
thought they knew about love.
“Someone to Love is . . . easy, frothy fun.” —Cosmopolitan
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Someone Like You
Someone to Love Series, Book Two
Addison Moore
When coed Ally Monroe literally falls into the arms of a tattooed
bad-boy one night, she can't seem to let go.
1/28/2014
New Adult
Romance
Morgan Jordan is everything Ally doesn't want—he’s a playboy from a blue collar background,
and Ally’s looking for upper-class stability. Though their relationship starts off as a one-night
stand, once Ally learns Morgan is her best friend’s brother, there’s no escaping him . . . or the
growing fire between them.
As Ally and Morgan become closer, they confront bitter enemies, his sister’s disapproval, and
paths pulling them in different directions at summer’s end. When their greatest test arises, it’s
one that threatens to destroy them both.
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Someone for Me
Someone to Love Series, Book Three
Addison Moore
Kendall and Cruise ignite the pages in the final installment of the
nationally bestselling series Someone to Love.
7/1/2014
New Adult
Romance
Kendall Jordan knows she doesn’t need an elaborate wedding with a Vera Wang dress and a
three-tiered cake. All she needs is the love of her life, the hot and romantic Cruise Elton. But
she’s been dreaming of a picture-perfect wedding since childhood, and so with her finances in
peril and a rock band squatting in the Elton B&B, Kendall must take extreme measures. She
decides to pen a book about the kinky sexcapades of one Penny Whoredon and Cruz Belton, but
in order to do the writing justice she’ll need to conduct some sexy research with the love of her
life. It looks like Kendall might just pull it off—but when her protective older brother and
Cruise’s jealous ex-girlfriend get involved, tempers and insecurities rise, threatening not just her
dream wedding, but the possibility of having a wedding at all.
ADDISON MOORE is a bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Addison
lives with her family on the West Coast. Learn more at: addisonmoorewrites.blogspot.com.
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Silent Harmony
Fairmont Riding Academy, Book One
Michele Scott
5/28/2013
Young Adult
Small town seventeen-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented
Mystery & Thriller
equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra
going on—she is also an “equine empath,” someone who has the ability to read
horses’ minds and moods.
When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a
famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school’s snooty drama
queen, intense competition in the sport of three-day-eventing, and the not-altogether-unwelcome
interest of a hot guy. On top of all of that the horse given to Vivienne via the scholarship is an
animal that she cannot “read” or understand. When Vivienne learns that her new horse Harmony
belonged to the school’s vet, who recently died in a freak accident, she senses that the horse’s
aloof behavior may be the result of her witnessing this accident. But as a connection begins to
unfold between Vivienne and Harmony, Vivienne begins to believe that the vet’s death was no
accident at all—but rather murder—and she resolves, at considerable peril, to track down the
killer.
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Dark Harmony
Fairmont Riding Academy, Book Two
Michele Scott
As seventeen-year-old Vivienne Taylor returns to Fairmont
Riding Academy for the second semester, she just wants to get
past the drama that dominated her first months at the school.
5/20/2014
Young Adult
Mystery & Thriller
Reunited with her beloved horse, Harmony, Vivvie vows to focus on riding, particularly with the
announcement that a select group of students will be chosen to compete at a Three Day Event in
Kentucky, with access to world-class coaches afterward. Making the team is exactly what Vivvie
needs to get to the next level. Yet she’s hardly back before her talent for reading the animals’
minds gives her a slew of troubling insights, not the least of which is that certain horses seem to be
walling themselves off from her. The horses make her increasingly suspicious of everything from
new student Joel’s actions to her boyfriend’s troubled past. But it’s not until someone incredibly
close to Vivvie goes missing that she realizes she must seek out the truth no matter the risks.
As Vivvie trains for the hyper-competitive Three Day Event, she must not only solve the mysteries
around her and tune into the horses she loves so much, but she must listen to her own heart, too.
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Perfect Harmony
Fairmont Riding Academy, Book Three
Michele Scott
9/30/2014
Young Adult
Mystery & Thriller
The conclusion to the Fairmont Riding Academy trilogy.
MICHELE SCOTT lives in California with her family. With her days spent in the barn
or at the keyboard, Ms. Scott has forged a flourishing career as mystery writer and is
also deeply involved in the world of horses and equestrian riding.
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Deviants
The Dust Chronicles, Book One
Maureen McGowan
In Glory’s world, different means deviant—and dead.
10/30/2012
Young Adult Crossover
Science Fiction
In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of
some humans, orphaned, sixteen-year-old Glory must hide and protect her younger brother. If
their Deviant abilities are discovered, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured
and killed by the Shredders. Glory would give anything to get rid of her unique ability to kill with
her emotions, especially when Cal, the boy she’s always liked, becomes a spy for the authorities.
But when her brother is discovered, and she learns their father, who was expunged for killing
their mother, is still alive, she must escape the domed city that’s been her entire world.
Outside in the ruins, they’re pursued by the authorities and by sadistic, scab-covered Shredders
who are addicted to the lethal-to-humans dust now covering the planet. Glory’s quests to
transport herself and her brother to safety make up the thrilling and fascinating first volume of
The Dust Chronicles.
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Compliance
The Dust Chronicles, Book Two
Maureen McGowan
2013 Winner—NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Young Adult
Fiction
6/4/2013
Young Adult Crossover
Science Fiction
For Glory, life inside the domed city is anything but safe. After rescuing her brother, Glory returns
to Haven as a double agent to locate and save fellow Deviants. Far from her family, Glory faces
danger at every turn as she trains to be a Compliance Officer—to track down and subdue her own
kind—while she works undercover to rescue as many Deviants as she can.
When people she trusts turn against her, Glory questions everything she believes and can no
longer tell her allies from her enemies.
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Glory
The Dust Chronicles, Book Three
Maureen McGowan
6/10/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Glory is a Deviant. That is what she was always taught, growScience Fiction
ing up in the domed city of Haven.
She has the power to kill with her gaze, but she’s learned to control this power and use it only
against the monstrous Shredders who are addicted to the asteroid dust that mutated their DNA.
Now, living in a settlement Outside, Glory has the chance to embrace her “Gift” and reunite her
remaining family. But she can’t hide from the threat of Shredder attacks or the knowledge of what
Management is doing to the employees of Haven. Can she face losing everything she has left to
bring freedom to Haven? Will she choose the familiar safety of Cal’s love or risk Burn’s dangerous
passion? Ultimately, Glory must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her family safe, and
what it really means to be a monster. This is the thrilling finale to The Dust Chronicles trilogy.
MAUREEN MCGOWAN left a career in finance and software development to pursue her love of
fiction, honing her craft as a novelist. She lives and writes in Toronto, Canada.
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Sketchy
The Bea Catcher Chronicles, Book One
4/30/2013
Olivia Samms
Young Adult Crossover
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Bea’s life has been a mess ever since she
got kicked out of private school and sent to rehab.
Now clean, Bea is starting over at Packard High School, in a city shaken
from two assaults on young women. The latest victim, Willa Pressman—the
one who survived—doesn't remember a thing. But Bea has a disturbing new
“skill”: she can see—and then draw—images from other people’s minds. And
when she looks at Willa, Bea is shocked by what she sketches. Bea might be
the only one who knows Willa’s secrets—and who can take down the killer
before he strikes again.
“A page-burner that artfully combines suspense and the supernatural.” —bestselling author
James Patterson
“A fresh breath in the crowded YA paranormal genre.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“5 out of 5 Stars” —San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review
“Gripping.” —Denver Post
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Snitch
The Bea Catcher Chronicles, Book Two
Olivia Samms
4/1/2014
Young Adult Crossover
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
In the sequel to Sketchy, Bea goes undercover to solve the murder of a teen
gang member while also unearthing secrets within her school, her friends,
and even her own family.
OLIVIA SAMMS is the author of the Bea Catcher Chronicles. Sketchy, her
debut novel and the first in the series, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Olivia lives with her husband and two children in LA, where
she is working on the next book in the Bea Catcher Chronicles. Learn more
at: www.oliviasamms.com.
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The Curse: Touch of Eternity
The Curse Series, Book One
Emily Bold
A centuries-old curse, a mysterious amulet, and
a young love reignite a vendetta that had died
down long ago . . .
4/16/2013
Young Adult
Paranormal
When seventeen-year-old Samantha goes on a school-exchange trip to
Scotland, she takes with her an old pendant that she found among her
grandmother’s belongings. As soon as she arrives at her host family’s
home, she is drawn into the country’s tales and myths. Then she meets
the dangerously attractive Payton—a mysterious Highlander who soon
conquers Sam’s heart. Caught up in her feelings, she doesn’t realize
how much danger she’s in. Payton’s past holds a dark secret. A secret
that has bound together both their families’ fates for hundreds of years
and is now also endangering Sam’s life.
EMILY BOLD, born in 1980, has already published a number of books including her debut novel Gefährliche Intrigen, a bestselling eBook in Germany. She
writes historical romance, and her novels are full of love, passion, and adventure. The Curse: Touch of Eternity is Emily’s first book translated into English.
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Breath of Yesterday
The Curse Series, Book Two
Emily Bold
1/28/2014
Young Adult
Paranormal Romance
This second volume in Emily Bold’s mystical
series about Samantha Watts and Payton McLean, a cursed
Scotsman from another era, takes readers on a thrilling
journey across time.
After winning the battle to break a centuries-old curse, Samantha and
Payton thought nothing could stand in the way of their happiness. But
all too soon they learn the horrifying truth: Their struggle to keep Payton alive has only just begun. Samantha ventures into the past, back to
eighteenth-century Scotland where it all began—and back into the
arms of Payton, the handsome young Highlander who stole her heart.
Will they unlock the secret to the legend of the five sisters in time to
make their dreams come true?
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6/11/2013
Young Adult
Mystery & Thriller
Ghost Time
Courtney Eldridge
COURTNEY ELDRIDGE is the author
of Unkempt, a story collection, and
The Generosity of Women, a novel.
Her work has appeared in numerous
publications, including McSweeney’s,
BOMB, and the New York Times
Magazine. She lives in Los Angeles.
Praise for Courtney Eldridge:
“Eldrige is a writer of extreme talent
who writes smart, funny, and wellcrafted prose. She’s a strong voice in
fiction today.” —The Believer
Ghost Time is a beautiful, haunting book, a love story and mystery that
artfully combines the believable and the strange.
When fifteen-year-old Thea’s math-genius boyfriend, Cam, mysteriously vanishes from
their upstate New York town, the weirdness is just beginning.
The FBI gets involved. The stars on the school flag go missing. Then intimate videos of
Cam and Thea start going viral online—videos they never took. Cam claimed to be the
world’s foremost hacker . . . is he trying to reach her, send her a sign—or is Thea losing
her mind?
“Eldridge’s debut is a mind-bending blend of innovative science fiction and a stream-of-conscious writing style.” —School Library Journal
“Courtney Eldridge’s Ghost Time grabs you on the first page and holds you captive until the last word.
It’s a haunting, well-crafted, page turner. Eldridge is a talented author with an exceptional voice. She has
written a book with a unique storyline which will have teens anxiously awaiting the sequel.” —Bonnie
Shimko, author of You Know What You Have to Do
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You Know What You Have to Do
Bonnie Shimko
“Dexter meets Judy Blume!” —Ellen Bass,
author of The Human Line
You do not kill a man in cold blood and then
talk your way out of it. Other than her real
name—Mary-Magdalene Feigenbaum—fifteen-year-old
Maggie’s problems seem ordinary. She has tiffs with her
too-critical mother, a crush on her cute psychologist, and
worries that her only friend—fellow outcast Abigail—is
morphing into a popular girl, leaving her behind.
But Maggie has a few not-so-ordinary problems. A voice
in her head is telling her to kill. And not just anyone.
Each time the target is a person who has done something
terrible to someone Maggie cares for. You know what you
have to do, the voice commands. Maggie struggles to
resist, but the voice is relentless. And as its demands
escalate, her world begins to crumble.
3/26/2013
Young Adult
Contemporary Thriller
BONNIE SHIMKO is the
author of The Private
Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye,
a 2011 ALA Best Book for
YA, and Letters in the Attic,
winner of the Lamdba Literary Award. She lives in
Plattsburgh, New York.
With rising suspense, this story of psychological horror
introduces a narrator whose own unique voice and irreverent humor are unforgettable—an unlikely hero fighting
a desperate battle against incomprehensible evil.
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Me & My Invisible Guy
Sarah Jeffrey
Shy Mallory’s imaginary boyfriend keeps
the guys away—until everyone at school
learns the truth.
Mallory Dane has a great family (at least on the surface), is popular at school (as long as she doesn’t make
waves), and dates an amazing boyfriend, Todd (who
happens to be completely made up). Boys—and sex—
are something Mallory just can’t deal with, so she created her “invisible guy” to avoid it all.
But when Liam Crawford comes along—a real guy, flesh
and bones and strumming his guitar—Mallory starts
questioning her fictional relationship. Is she really willing to give up Todd for Liam? And can she make
amends for the lies she’s told—even to her best friend,
Tess? What if your biggest, most embarrassing secret
was broadcast to the whole world?
Letting go of her secret will be easier said than done,
and Mallory will risk everything—her family, Tess,
cheerleading, her reputation, and most of all, her heart.
2/5/2013
Young Adult
Contemporary
SARAH JEFFREY tries to
squeeze writing time in
between chauffeuring her
kids around in a minivan
(which she likes to pretend
is a Volkswagen Bug convertible—red). She loves
hanging out with her family,
and is a pretty skilled
barista, a talent that comes
in handy since she drinks
tons of coffee. She lives in
Virginia with her husband,
three daughters, and a
variety of animals. Learn
more at:
www.sarahjeffrey.com.
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World After
Penryn & the End of Days, Book Two
Susan Ee
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller,
Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse
begin to scrape back together what's left of the
modern world.
11/19/2013
Young Adult Crossover
When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking
she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for
Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her
search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans,
where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns
the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t
rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their
leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping
Penryn survive, which will he choose?
Science Fiction
SUSAN EE has eaten
mezze in the old city of
Jerusalem, surfed the
warm waters of Costa
Rica, and played her
short film at a major
festival. She used to be
a lawyer but loves being
a writer because it
allows her imagination
to bust out and go feral.
Stay tuned for the third
volume in the Penryn
& the End of Days
series, which will be
released in
Spring 2015!
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The Keeper
Ellen Jensen Abbott
Abisina is ready to assume the role of Keeper that
has been her destiny, leading the future of the
Watersmeet community.
But the survival of the land depends on the north and
south—the centaurs, dwarves, fairies, humans, and fauns—
joining together to confront a gathering evil. The rift that
opened in the Mountains Eternal has continued to spew forth
terrible creatures: überwolves, leviathan-birds, minotaurs.
Abisina knows that the most challenging creature of all has
arrived—though what shape it will take is still a mystery.
She sets out to bring the folk together to confront this unknown evil, but the land has never been more divided. As she
faces hostile centaurs, ambitious fairies, the destruction of the
only home she’s ever known, and separation from those who
love her, Abisina doubts if she has the strength to be the leader that everyone needs. Even the power of the Keeper’s necklace doesn’t seem to be enough—and when that is taken from
her, she’s left on the brink of hopelessness. Can Abisina’s faith
in the power of love, acceptance, and unity that she’s learned
from her friends and family survive this final test?
11/5/2013
Young Adult
Fantasy
ELLEN JENSEN
ABBOTT thinks that
life would be perfect
if she could move her
home, her job, her
friends, and her family to the White
Mountains of New
Hampshire, where
she grew up. Until
she can convince
everyone to join her,
she’s content to be
writing, teaching
English, and living
with her husband
and their two children in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Learn more at:
www.ellenjensen
abbott.com
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Into That Forest
Louis Nowra
9/3/2013
Young Adult Crossover
Two girls survive a terrible flood in the
Tasmanian bush and are rescued by a pair
of Tasmanian tigers who raise them in the
wild.
Their story of survival is remarkable, as they adapt
to the life of the tiger, learning to hunt and to communicate without the use of human language.
When they are discovered and returned to civilization, neither can adapt to being fully human after
their extraordinary experience. Totally believable,
their story will both shock and captivate readers as
it explores the animal instincts that lie beneath our
civilized veneer.
Historical Fiction
LOUIS NOWRA is a critically
acclaimed playwright and
author. He was born in Melbourne and lives in Sydney
with his wife, also a writer.
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Samurai Summer
Åke Edwardson
6/25/2013
Looked at from the outside, the annual
summer camp in the countryside
seems idyllic.
But for Kenny, a boy with a samurai soul, it is no
more than a prison camp, run by a sadistic woman
who is sometimes helped by her salacious son,
Christian. To escape the adults, Kenny and his
“samurai” friends sneak out to the forest to build a
secret castle. It’s off-limits to the girls, but a female
camper named Kerstin begs Kenny to show her the
castle. But suddenly she disappears, and Kenny
realizes something terrible must have happened to
her. Something that points to the old woman who
runs the camp but even more so to her strange,
creepy son.
Young Adult
Mystery & Thriller
ÅKE EDWARDSON is a
Swedish author of novels,
short stories, plays, and
detective fiction, and is a
three-time winner of the
Swedish Crime Writers'
Academy Award for best
crime novel. Set in Sweden
in the early 1960s, Samurai
Summer is Edwardson’s
first novel for teens.
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
Bed Hog
The Birthday Pet
Building with Dad
Georgette Noullet
Ellen Javernick
Carol Nevius
Illustrated by David Slonim
Illustrated by Kevin
O’Malley
Illustrated by Bill Thomson
The Busy Tree
Jennifer Ward
Illustrated by Lisa
Falkenstern
Cakes and Miracles:
A Purim Tale
Barbara Diamond Goldin
Illustrated by Jaime Zollars
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A dog tries to find the perfect
place to sleep
A little boy finally gets a turtle
for his birthday
A little boy joins his father at a
construction site
Many different types of wildlife
live in and around a tree
A blind boy makes
hamantashen for Purim
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Chalk
Cinderella
City Dog, Country
Dog
City Witch, Country
Switch
Cock-A-Doodle
Christmas!
Bill Thomson
Retold by Sarah L.
Thomson
Susan Stevens Crummel
Wendy Wax
Will Hillenbrand
Illustrated by Nicoletta
Ceccoli
Illustrated by Dorothy
Donohue
Illustrated by Scott
Gibala-Broxholm
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Three children discover a magical bag of chalk on a rainy day
A beautiful retelling of the
classic fairy tale with stunning
artwork
A spin on the classic Aesop fable
A city witch and a country witch
visit each other, and mischief
ensues
A young chicken learns to crow
the good news of baby Jesus’s
birth.
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Cow Can’t Sleep
De Colores: Bright
with Colors
A Dog’s Life
Don’t Be Silly, Mrs.
Millie!
Don’t Wake Up the
Bear!
Ken Baker
David Diaz
Caroline Sherman
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Illustrated by Steve Gray
Illustrated by Donald Wu
Judy Cox
Illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Marjorie Dennis Murray
Illustrated by Patricia
Wittmann
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Belle the cow can’t find a comfy
place to sleep
The traditional Spanish folk
song brought to life in brilliant
color
A day in the life of a dog from a
dog’s perspective
A very silly look at kindergarten
Can a tiny mouse wake up a big
sleeping bear?
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
A Dragon Moves In
A Dress for Me!
Earth Day, Birthday!
The Elephant from
Baghdad
Eliza’s Kindergarten
Pet
Lisa Falkenstern
Sue Fliess
Maureen Wright
Alice B. McGinty
Illustrated by Mike
Laughead
Illustrated by Violet Kim
Mary Tavener Holmes and
John Harris
Illustrated by Jon Cannell
Illustrated by Nancy Speir
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A baby dragon outgrows the
house of his two best friends
A little hippo shops for a new
dress
It’s Earth Day—but silly Monkey wants to celebrate his birthday instead
Charlemagne makes friends
with an albino elephant, a gift
from the caliph of Baghdad
A kindergartner saves the day
when the class guinea pig gets
loose
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Eliza’s Kindergarten
Surprise
Fair Cow
A Fairy in a Dairy
Ferret Fun
The Fiesta Dress: A
Quinceanera Tale
Alice B. McGinty
Leslie Helakoski
Lucy Nolan
Karen Rostoker-Gruber
Caren McNelly McCormack
Illustrated by Laura J.
Bryant
Illustrated by Paul Rátz de
Tagyos
Illustrated by Martha Avilés
Illustrated by Nancy Speir
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A kindergartner misses her
mother at school until she
makes a mommy doll
Effie learns what it takes to be a
state-fair cow
A bovine fairy works dairy
magic in Buttermilk Hollow
Two ferrets try to dodge a cat
that thinks they’re rats
A little sister comes to the rescue at her big sister’s
quinceneara
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Flower Girl
Frankie Stein
Frankie Stein Stars
School
Fun Dog, Sun Dog
Good-bye, Sheepie
Barbara Bottner
Lola M. Schaefer
Lola M. Schaefer
Deborah Heiligman
Robert Burleigh
Photographs by Laura Grier
Illustrated by Kevan
Atteberry
Illustrated by Kevan
Atteberry
Illustrated by Tim Bowers
Illustrated by Peter
Catalanotto
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
An endearing photographic
tribute to a flower girl’s role in a
wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Stein are shocked
when their baby boy arrives and
is nothing like them
Frankie Stein shows his classmates that he can be the scariest of all
A boy and his dog enjoy summer fun in the sun
A young boy comes to terms
with the death of his beloved
sheepdog
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
The Hand-Me-Down
Doll
Happy Birthday, Mrs.
Millie!
Steven Kroll
Judy Cox
Illustrated by Dan
Andreasen
Illustrated by Joe Mathieu
The Hiccupotamus
Hippo Goes Bananas!
The House Takes a
Vacation
Aaron Zenz
Marjorie Dennis Murray
Jacqueline Davies
Illustrated by Kevin
O’Malley
Illustrated by Lee White
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A lonely doll is passed from
owner to owner until she’s
adopted by just the right girl
It’s time for everyone’s favorite
silly teacher to celebrate her
birthday!
A hippopotamus with a bad case
of the hiccups
Hippo’s bad toothache gets all
the animals talking
A house takes its own vacation
while its family is away on
holiday
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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat,
Are You Waking Up?
The Last Day of
Kindergarten
Little Lost Tiger
Look! Look! Look! At
Sculpture
Mary Had a Little
Lamb
Bill Martin Jr. and Michael
Sampson
Nancy Loewen
Jonathan London
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Sarah Josepha Hale
Illustrated by Sachiko
Yoshikawa
Illustrated by Ilya Spirin
with Linda K. Friedlander
Illustrated by Laura
Huliska-Beith
Illustrated by Laura J.
Bryant
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Kitty Cat purr-crastinates as she
gets ready for school
A little girl, worried about first
grade, wishes it were the first
day of kindergarten again
A tiger cub survives a forest fire
and is reunited with his mother
Three mice visit a museum and
learn that sculpture comes in all
shapes, sizes, and textures
Lively illustrations of the popular song for kids
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A Mountain of
Blintzes
My Pup
The Night Before
Christmas
Old MacDonald Had a
Dragon
The Pink Party
Clement Clarke Moore
Ken Baker
Maryann MacDonald
Illustrated by Gennady
Spirin
Illustrated by Christopher
Santoro
Illustrated by Judy Stead
Barbara Diamond Goldin
Illustrated by Anik
McGrory
Margaret O’Hair
Illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
The children save the Jewish
holiday of Shavuot
A new puppy is lots of fun
A classic look at old Saint Nick
Old MacDonald sings about his
new dragon, until the other
animals complain
Two girls who love pink try to
outdo each other
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
Princess Peepers
Picks a Pet
The Rain Stomper
Ralph Tells a Story
The Reader
The Shabbat Puppy
Pam Calvert
Addie Boswell
Abby Hanlon
Amy Hest
Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrated by Tuesday
Mourning
Illustrated by Eric
Velasquez
Illustrated by Lauren
Castillo
Illustrated by Jaime Zollars
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Princess Peepers gets an
unusual pet just in time for the
royal pet show
A baton twirler fights the rain to
save her neighborhood parade
It’s classmates to the rescue
when Ralph has trouble writing
stories
A boy, a dog, a book—and a
snowy day to remember
A wiggly puppy proves that even
a pup can lead a family to Shabbat shalom (Sabbath peace)
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Sherlock Bones and
the Missing Cheese
Silly Tilly
Sneezy the Snowman
Snowzilla
Sophie’s Lovely Locks
Susan Stevens Crummel
Eileen Spinelli
Maureen Wright
Janet Lawler
Erica Pelton Villnave
Illustrated by Dorothy
Donohue
Illustrated by David Slonim
Illustrated by Stephen
Gilpin
Illustrated by Amanda
Haley
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Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Sherlock Bones uses his five
senses to find clues to the missing cheese
Tilly is not an ordinary goose
What’s a snowman to do when
he's sneezing and freezing and
shivering, too?
Cami Lou and her brother build
a huge snowman
Sophie donates her long hair to
a child who needs it
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Stuff! Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle
Super-Dragon
Steven Kroll
Steven Kroll
There Was an Odd
Princess Who
Swallowed a Pea
Illustrated by Steve Cox
Illustrated by Douglas
Holgate
Jennifer Ward
Jennifer Ward
Illustrated by Lee Calderon
Illustrated by Steve Gray
The SpaghettiSlurping Sewer
Serpent
Laura Ripes
Illustrated by Aaron Zenz
There Was an Old
Pirate Who
Swallowed a Fish
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Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A hilarious story about a mysterious sewer serpent, featuring
the tongue-twisting letter S
A packrat resists recycling,
reducing, and reusing
The smallest dragon in the
family proves that he's a champ
A wacky, fairy tale–inspired
version of “There Was an Old
Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”
A pirate rendition of the
popular song
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
The Three Little
Tamales
Tickle, Tickle! Itch,
Twitch!
Too Many Fairies: A
Celtic Tale
Eric A. Kimmel
Julie Olson
Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrated by Valeria
Docampo
Illustrated by Susan
Mitchell
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A southwestern version of “The
Three Little Pigs”
Mouse uses a feather to have
some wily fun with Gus, the
ticklish groundhog!
A troop of fairies won’t stop
cleaning an old woman’s house
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Tunjur! Tunjur!
Tunjur!
A Palestinian Tale
Retold by Margaret Read
MacDonald, Collected by
Ibrahim Muhawai and
Sharif Kanaana
Illustrated by Alik
Arzoumanian
Picture Book
A mischievous pot rolls into
trouble
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Turkey Trouble
Wendi Silvano
Illustrated by Lee Harper
Picture Book
Turkey needs Santa’s help so he
won’t be eaten for Christmas
dinner
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The Twelve Days of
Christmas
Wendi Silvano
Illustrated by Lee Harper
Turkey Claus
Illustrated by Gennady
Spirin
The Tyrannosaurus
Game
We’re Going on a
Ghost Hunt
We’re Going on a
Lion Hunt
Steven Kroll
Susan Pearson
Adapted by Margery Cuyler
Illustrated by S. D.
Schindler
Illustrated by S. D.
Schindler
Illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A turkey tries to hide on
Thanksgiving by disguising
himself as other farm animals
Sumptuous paintings bring new
life and spectacular beauty to
this classic song
School kids make up an imaginative story about a tyrannosaurus on the loose
A seasonal twist on the popular
children’s song
It’s fun to leave the classroom
and enter the imagination
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What If Everybody
Did That?
What If Your Best
Friend Were Blue?
Zoo Day ¡Olé!
Busy Builders
Flamingo Sunset
Ellen Javernick
Vera Kochan
Phillis Gershator
Roxie Munro
Jonathan London
Illustrated by Colleen M.
Madden
Illustrated by Viviana
Garofoli
Illustrated by Santiago
Cohen
Illustrated by Kristina
Rodanas
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Imagine what might happen if
everybody broke the rules!
Learn an important lesson
about character while discovering colors
Grandma teaches her grandchildren how to count from one to
ten at the zoo
Eight insects, one spider, and
the amazing structures they
build
A beautifully illustrated, lyrical
story about the life cycle of
flamingos
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
The Furry-Legged
Teapot
Tim Myers
Illustrated by Robert
McGuire
Goodnight, Little
Monster
Hatch!
Hero Dad
How to Hug
Helen Ketteman
Roxie Munro
Melinda Hardin
Maryann MacDonald
Illustrated by Bryan Langdo
Illustrated by Jana Christy
Illustrated by Bonnie Leick
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A mythical Japanese creature
comes vividly to life in this
thoughtful, funny tale
A little monster gets ready for
bed
Nine birds and their eggs and
nests
A boy compares his father, a
soldier, to a superhero
Bear hugs, octopus hugs, and
other hugs that make you feel
good
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If Beaver Had a Fever
Inside-Outside
Dinosaurs
Karate Hour
Susan Pearson
Helen Ketteman
Roxie Munro
Carol Nevius
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat,
Are You Going to
Sleep?
Illustrated by David Slonim
Illustrated by Kevin
O’Malley
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How to Teach a Slug
to Read
Illustrated by Bill Thomson
Bill Martin Jr. and Michael
Sampson
Illustrated by Laura J.
Bryant
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A boy helps Mama Slug teach
Little Slug how to read
Mama Bear imagines she’s a
doctor with some very creative
cures
An inside-outside look at eight
dinosaurs
A dynamic celebration of the
martial arts
Kitty Cat purr-crastinates as she
gets ready for bed
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The Best Hanukkah
Ever
The Emperor’s Cool
Clothes
Barbara Diamond Goldin
Lee Harper
Illustrated by Avi Katz
First Pooch: The
Obamas Pick a Pet
Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Amy Bates
A Giraffe Goes to
Paris
Mary Tavener Holmes and
John Harris
Illustrated by Jon Cannell
The Hanukkah Mice
Steven Kroll
Illustrated by Michelle
Shapiro
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A family gives each other
humorous gifts when it
misunderstands the rabbi’s
advice
Even a penguin has a hard time
being cool in this hilarious
adaptation of “The Emperor's
New Clothes”
The story of our nation’s “first
dog”
A giraffe causes a sensation
when she walks 500 miles to
Paris
A family of mice celebrates
Hanukkah in a dollhouse
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
Hanukkah, Oh
Hanukkah!
Hello, Bicycle
Olga and Aleksey Ivanov
Ella Boyd
Horseshoe Crabs and
Shorebirds: The
Story of a Food Web
Looking for Luna
Tim Myers
Victoria Crenson
Illustrated by Daniel Griffo
Illustrated by Annie
Cannon
Maddie’s Monster
Dad
Scott Gibala-Broxholm
Illustrated by Mike Reed
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Celebrating Hanukkah with a
classic song
A little girl leaves behind her
tricycle to ride her new bike
A food web of the horsehoe
crabs and shorebirds of
Delaware Bay
When is a lost cat a found cat?
Maddie makes a Monster Dad
to play with when her real dad
is too busy
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Missing Math: A
Number Mystery
Mother Goose Picture
Puzzles
Mother’s Day
Surprise
Mrs. Millie Goes to
Philly!
My Big Rig
Loreen Leedy
Will Hillenbrand
Stephen Krensky
Illustrated by Kathi Ember
Judy Cox
Illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Jonathan London
Illustrated by Viviana
Garofoli
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Without math, there would be a
lot of confusion
Familiar Mother Goose rhymes
use pictures in place of words to
entertain as they teach
A snake dreams up an unusual
Mother’s Day gift
Mrs. Millie is back with more
fun--and puns--on a class trip!
A small boy imagines himself
driving an eighteen-wheeler
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My Dog Jack Is Fat
Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Michael Rex
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My Kitten
My Teacher Is a
Dinosaur: Prehistoric
Margaret O’Hair
Poems, Jokes,
Illustrated by Tammie Lyon Riddles, and Amazing
Facts
Octopus Soup
Mercer Mayer
Old House, New
House
Phillis Gershator
Illustrated by Katherine
Potter
Loreen Leedy
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Carson gets fatter as his dog
gets thinner from diet and
exercise
A kitten is lots of fun
An entertaining introduction to
life on Earth from amoebas to
dinosaurs and small mammals
Wordless panels tell the story of
a baby octopus that leaves home
in search of adventure
A sweet story about the ups and
downs of moving to a new
house
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS
Olive and Snowflake
Tammie Lyon
The Outfoxed Fox
Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs.
Millie!
Pirates, Ho!
Tim Myers
Judy Cox
Sarah L. Thomson
Illustrated by Ariel Ya-Wen
Pang
Illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Illustrated by Stephen
Gilpin
Polar Opposites
Erik Brooks
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Olive and her dog, Snowflake,
are always getting into trouble—
they both go to the obedience
school!
A young fox outwits a hunter
Wordplay has never been so
much fun as on a class trip to a
farm
Pirates discover they’re not so
brave after all
A penguin and a polar bear are
polar opposites and best friends
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Pond Walk
Ready, Set, 100th
Day!
Recycle Every Day!
Rocks! Rocks! Rocks!
Seven Little Bunnies
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Julie Stiegemeyer
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Illustrated by Laura J.
Bryant
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Buddy Bear and Mama spend
the day at a pond learning about
wildlife
Using math sets, Minna designs
a unique 100th Day school
project
A busy family of rabbits
demonstrates the three “R's” of
recycling
Buddy bear learns about the
rocks he collects
Seven little bunnies are
distracted at bedtime
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Sitting in My Box
Sleep, Big Bear,
Sleep!
Sneeze, Big Bear,
Sneeze!
Soccer Hour
Dee Lillegard
Maureen Wright
Maureen Wright
Carol Nevius
Some Kind of Love: A
Family Reunion in
Poems
Illustrated by Jon Agee
Illustrated by Will
Hillenbrand
Illustrated by Will
Hillenbrand
Illustrated by Bill Thomson
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Traci Dant
Illustrated by Eric
Velasquez
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
The box gets more and more
crowded until a hungry flea
comes along
Big Bear misunderstands Old
Man Winter’s message to
hibernate
Big Bear’s sneezes keep him
from hearing what the fall wind
is trying to tell him
Time for soccer hour—run, kick,
goal!
An African American family
reunion told in poems
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BACKLIST PICTURE BOOKS AND MIDDLE GRADE
The Sound That Jazz
Makes
Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Eric
Velasquez
Swamp Song
Ten-Gallon Bart
Ten-Gallon Bart and
the Wild West Show
Ten-Gallon Bart
Beats the Heat
Helen Ketteman
Susan Stevens Crummel
Susan Stevens Crummel
Susan Stevens Crummel
Illustrated by Ponder
Goembel
Illustrated by Dorothy
Donohue
Illustrated by Dorothy
Donohue
Illustrated by Dorothy
Donohue
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A journey through the history
and legacy of jazz
When Gator starts tappin’ his
toes, all the swamp animals sing
to his beat
Billy the Kid finally meets his
match!
Ride ’em, Cowboy!
Ten-Gallon Bart is like a fish out
of water when he heads north
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There Was an Old
Monkey Who
Swallowed a Frog
Tornado Slim and the
Magic Cowboy Hat
Jennifer Ward
Bryan Langdo
The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams
The Better-Than-Best
Purim
Naomi Howland
Sally Derby
Illustrated by Gennady
Spirin
Illustrated by Steve Gray
Whoosh Went the
Wind!
Illustrated by Vincent
Nguyen
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
Picture Book
A rendition of the popular “Old
Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”
song set in the rain forest
A cowboy is given a magic hat
and becomes a hero
The 1922 classic text illustrated
with sumptuous new artwork
A wild excuse for being late for
school
An old lady’s pets secretly decorate the house for Purim
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Little Swan
An Eyeball in My
Garden: And Other
Spine-Tingling Poems
A Field Guide to
Aliens: Intergalactic
Worrywarts,
Bubblonauts, SilverSlurpers, and Other
Extraterrestrials
Celia and the Fairies
Cloaked in Red
Karen McQuestion
Vivian Vande Velde
Picture Book
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
The life cycle of a swan
The magical tale of a plucky girl
and her fairy friend
Eight witty stories that parody
Little Red Riding Hood tale
Forty-four poems about things
that go bump in the night
Insights into the lives of twentyseven aliens
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Jonathan London
Illustrated by Kristina
Jennifer Cole Judd, Editor,
Laura Wynkoop, Editor
Illustrated by Johan
Olander
Johan Olander
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BACKLIST MIDDLE GRADE
A Field Guide to
Monsters: GooglyEyed Wart Floppers,
Shadow-Casters, Toe
Eaters, and Other
Creatures
Fishtale
Hans Bauer and Catherine
Masciola
Losing It
The Marble Queen
Erin Fry
Stephanie J. Blake
Johan Olander
My Robots: The
Robotic Genius of
Lady Regina
Bonquers III
Johan Olander
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Insights into the lives of monsters from a monstrologist
A boy sets out to find a mythical
catfish
Bennett joins the cross country
team to see if there's more to
life than French fries
A ten-year-old girl longs to win
the local marble-shooting
competition
A fictional scrapbook featuring
twenty-three robots
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Nuts
Odd Ball: Hilarious,
Unusual, and Bizarre
Baseball Moments
Secrets of the Magic
Ring
Timothy Tocher
Karen McQuestion
Kacy Cook
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Shelter from the
Wind
Marion Dane Bauer
Sizzle
Lee McClain
Illustrated by Stacy Curtis
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
An eleven-year-old girl cares for
two orphaned squirrels
Unusual baseball moments, told
through black-and-white comic
strips
The eagerly anticipated sequel
to Celia and the Fairies!
A thirteen-year-old girl runs
away from home across the
Oklahoma panhandle
Teen chef Linda must learn to
accept new tastes in cooking
and assimilate into a new, large,
multi-ethnic family
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The Truth About
Horses, Friends, &
My Life as a Coward
Sarah P. Gibson
Witch Dreams
The Witches of
Dredmoore Hollow
Yellow Star
The Case of the
Purloined Professor
Vivian Vande Velde
Riford McKenzie
Jennifer Roy
Judy Cox
With art by Glin Dibley
With art by Omar Rayyan
With art by Peter Ferguson
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
Middle Grade
A hilarious first-person novel
about growing up with horses
A teenage witch enters other
people's dreams to solve a
murder
A boy finds out that he comes
from a family of witches
Biographical poems from a
Holocaust survivor
Two rat brothers escape their
classroom cage for a second
adventure around the globe
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BACKLIST ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES
Alexander the Great
Alicia Alonso: Prima
Ballerina
Written and illustrated by
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Illustrated by Raúl Colón
César: ¡Sí, Se Puede!
Yes We Can!
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Columbus
Written and illustrated by
Demi
Diego: Bigger Than
Life
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Illustrated by David Diaz
Illustrated by David Diaz
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
A fascinating history of one of
the most successful military
leaders of all time
A biography in free verse of
Cuba’s most famous ballerina
A collection of poems celebrating the life of the great labor
leader
The story of Columbus and his
travels across the world
A picture-book biography in
free verse of one of the
twentieth century’s greatest
artists
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Frida: ¡Viva la vida!
Long Live Life!
Genghis Khan
Joan of Arc
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Written and illustrated by
Demi
Jesus: His Life in
Verses from the King
James Holy Bible
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Dolores Huerta: A
Sarah Warren
Illustrated by Robert
Paintings by Frida Kahlo
Written and illustrated by
Demi
Illustrated by Gennady
Spirin
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
The story of labor leader
Dolores Huerta
Biographical poems about one
of the twentieth century’s
greatest painters
Genghis Khan’s adventures as
he rises to power in the great
Mongolian Empire
Gennady Spirin created one
original, spectacular oil painting
to illustrate thirteen principal
events in the life of Jesus
The life of a major figure in
France’s history who is now one
of its patron saints
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Marco Polo
Michelle Obama:
First Mom
Obama: Only in
America
My Hands Sing the
Blues
Written and illustrated by
Demi
Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole Boston Weatherford
Jeanne Walker Harvey
Illustrated by Robert T.
Barrett
Illustrated by Robert T.
Barrett
Illustrated by Elizabeth
Zunon
Oprah: The Little
Speaker
Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by London Ladd
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Marco Polo’s adventures as he
travels from Venice to Beijing
A picture-book biography of the
first US African American First
lady
From birth to getting elected as
president, a biography told in
lyrical prose
A train journey in Romare
Bearden's childhood, inspired
by one of his collage paintings
The first six years in the life of
the world's most popular talk
show host
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BACKLIST ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES AND FOLKLORE TALES
Our Lady of
Guadalupe
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Picasso: I the King,
Yo el rey
Illustrated by Tonya Engel
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Illustrated by David Diaz
Racing Against the
Odds: The Story of
Wendell Scott, Stock
Car Racing’s AfricanAmerican Champion
Rumi
Written and illustrated by
Demi
Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Eric
Velasquez
Sonia Sotomayor:
Jueza de la Corte
Suprema
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Illustrated by Thomas
Gonzalez
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
A retelling of the well-known
Mexican legend about the Virgin who appears to be a peasant
A look into the life and work of
Pablo Picasso
The story of the only black
driver to win a race in NASCAR
Grand National (Sprint Cup)
Division
A picture-book biography of a
beloved Persian poet and mystic
A free-verse biography of America’s first Hispanic Supreme
Court Justice, in Spanish
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Sonia Sotomayor:
Supreme Court
Justice
Tutankhamun
When Jackie and
Hank Met
Cactus Soup
Goldilocks and the
Three Bears
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Written and illustrated by
Demi
Cathy Goldberg Fishman
Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Phil Huling
Illustrated by Thomas
Gonzalez
Retold and illustrated by
Gennady Spirin
Illustrated by Mark Elliott
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Illustrated Biography
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
A free-verse biography of America’s first Hispanic Supreme
Court Justice
Rich details of the king’s life in
all of its golden glory
The stories of Jackie Robinson
and Hank Greenberg, and the
prejudice they each faced in
their lives and careers
“Stone Soup” takes a trip south
of the border
A familiar tale illustrated by a
master artist
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Sopa de cactus
The Fisherman and
the Turtle
The Great Texas
Hamster Drive
Eric A. Kimmel
Eric A. Kimmel
Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Phil Huling
Illustrated by Martha Avilés
Illustrated by Bruce
Whatley
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Little Red Riding
Hood
Retold by Gennady Spirin
Los Tres Cabritos
(The Three Cabritos,
Spanish)
Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Stephen
Gilpin, Translated by Marta
Ramirez Rodenas
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
A classic retelling of Little Red
Riding Hood's encounter
A Mexican version of “The
Three Billy Goats Gruff,” in
Spanish
“Stone Soup” takes a trip south
of the border in Spanish
An adaptation of the Grimm
Brothers’ famous tale, The
Fisherman and His Wife
Thousands of hamsters get
herded to Abilene, Texas, in this
hilarious tall tale
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BACKLIST FOLKLORE TALES, COOKBOOKS, CLASSIC COLLECTIONS AND CHAPTER BOOKS
Little Britches and
the Rattlers
The Three Cabritos
Eric A. Kimmel
Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Vincent
Nguyen
Illustrated by Stephen
Gilpin
The Greedy Sparrow:
An Armenian Tale
Lucine Kasbarian
Illustrated by Maria Zaikina
The 2nd
International
Matthew Locricchio
Photographs by Jack
The International
Cookbook for Kids
Matthew Locricchio
Photographs by Jack
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
Folklore Tale
Cookbook
Cookbook
A clever little girl outwits seven
rattlesnakes
A Mexican version of “The
Three Billy Goats Gruff”
A sparrow’s greed gets the best
of him
Classic recipes from Greece,
Thailand, Brazil, and India that
the whole family can enjoy
“Best Book for Children and
Family (USA)—Gourmand
World Cookbook Award 2005”
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The Adventure
Collection
The Enchanted
Collection
The Adventures of
Benny
Bad to the Bone
Home on the Range
Illustrated by Ross
McDonald
Illustrated by Ross
McDonald
Steve Shreve
Lucy Nolan
Illustrated by Mike Reed
Lucy Nolan
Illustrated by Mike Reed
Classic Collection
Classic Collection
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Five beloved tales of extraordinary heroism and exceptional
courage, with beautiful
illustrations
This beautifully illustrated
collection includes five classic
masterpieces
Benny meets pirates, Bigfoot,
monkeys, a mummy, and his
very own Booger-Man
Two canines have a ball trying
to train their masters
Two canines dude it up at a
ranch
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On the Road
Smarter Than
Squirrels
Life with Mammoth
Meet Mammoth
Little Friends
Lucy Nolan
Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser
Onur Tukel
Illustrated by Mike Reed
Illustrated by Mary Ann
Fraser
Illustrated by Mary Ann
Fraser
Lucy Nolan
Illustrated by Mike Reed
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Down Girl and Sit go on a road
trip!
Down Girl and Sit protect their
masters from the cat next door
Further adventures of an
energetic mammoth
Two lovable cavemen, one
rambunctious mammoth
Three young neighborhood
friends have three seasonal
adventures
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BACKLIST CHAPTER BOOKS
Rosetta, Rosetta, Sit
by Me!
Stan and the Toilet
Monster
Linda Walvoord
Steve Shreve
Sweet Farts #1
Sweet Farts #2:
Rippin' it Old School
Sweet Farts #3:
Blown Away
Raymond Bean
Raymond Bean
Raymond Bean
Illustrated by Eric
Velasquez
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Frederick Douglass’s daughter
tells her family's story of
triumph over segregation
Stan finds a mutant chameleon
egg in the sewer near his home
Keith will attempt to make the
greatest scientific discovery of
all time, the cure for the
common fart.
Sure Keith made one of the
greatest scientific discoveries of
all time, but the question facing
him now is “What's next?”
Sweet Farts Inc. has two
geniuses in one company, and
it’s on!
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The Adventures of
Shrinkman
The Creatures from
Beyond Beyond
The 13th Warning
My Alien Parents
Three Faces of Me
R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Chapter Book
Poor Danny, shrinking fast,
faces danger everywhere as he
grows tinier and tinier
Randi and her brother think
summer vacation will be
boring—until they find themselves battling monsters
Joseph had known good luck
his entire life, but now he must
battle an evil curse before the
stroke of midnight on his
thirteenth birthday
When his parents start behaving mysteriously, Rob is convinced they've been replaced by
space aliens
Ira Fishman discovers to his
shock that he has not one, but
two clones
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Italian, Simplified Chinese
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Zombie Town
R. L. Stine
Chapter Book
R. L. Stine’s delightfully spooky
take on the horror genre that’s
infecting the world, bite by bite
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BACKLIST YOUNG ADULT
Angelfall
Blackbriar
Susan Ee
William Sleator
Bloggrls: NuGrl90
(Sadie)
Bloggrls: Sistrsic92
(Meg)
Deviants
Cheryl Dellasega
Cheryl Dellasega
Maureen McGowan
Illustrated by Karina
LaPierre
Illustrated by Tyler
Beauford
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
A lightning-paced apocalyptic
fantasy that’s a fan
phenomenon
A teenage boy unravels the
sinister mysteries of his new
home
Sadie tells all in her blog—from
her parents' marriage falling
apart to sharing a bedroom with
her goth sister
Meg blogs about her “perfect”
big sister, who has a BIG
problem with food
Meet Glory, a sixteen-year-old
orphan who can kill with her
eyes
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Favorite
Flat-Out Love
The Forgetting Curve
Hey, Dollface
Kiss & Make Up
Karen McQuestion
Jessica Park
Angie Smibert
Deborah Hautzig
Katie D. Anderson
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Angie Favorite’s brutal attack
leads her to a creepy mansion
But here’s the thing about love,
in all its twisty, bumpy
permutations—it always throws
you a few curves
This sequel to Memento Nora
follows tech-wiz Aiden, who
joins the growing underground
resistance
Sometimes Val and Chloe
wondered if their friendship
was too close
A teen who can kiss and read
minds uses her gift to get ahead
in school
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Life on Hold
Memento Nora
My Name Is Not Easy
Passion and Poison
Passion Blue
Karen McQuestion
Angie Smibert
Debby Dahl Edwardson
Janice M. Del Negro
Victoria Strauss
Illustrated by Vincent
Natale
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Fifteen-year-old Rae Maddox
begins yet another school in yet
another town
A teen struggles to hold onto
her memories—and her
identity—in a world that wants
everyone to forget
Can Luke and other Native
Alaskan teens survive in an
isolated boarding school?
Eight original gothic tales about
women who deal matter-offactly with the supernatural
Her horoscope predicts a dire
future. Can this orphan girl defy
her stars and change her fate?
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BACKLIST YOUNG ADULT AND TEEN COOKBOOKS
Rebound
Returnable Girl
Sanctum
Ship of Souls
Soccerland
Bob Krech
Pamela Lowell
Sarah Fine
Zetta Elliott
Beth Choat
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Prejudice can be defined in
more ways than one
A young girl must choose between two mothers
A seventeen-year-old girl has
one chance to rescue her best
friend’s soul from hell
A young boy finds guidance
from a rescued bird
A young athlete competes for a
shot at a US junior national
soccer team
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Starting from Here
The Stones of
Mourning Creek
Torn
Wart, Son of Toad
Where the Ground
Meets the Sky
Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Diane Les Becquets
Stephanie Guerra
Alden R. Carter
Jacqueline Davies
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult
A teen comes to terms with her
mother’s death and her own
identity
Francie befriends a black girl in
1960s Alabama
Stella tries to save her troubled
best friend from a dangerous
relationship with an older man
High school can be challenging
when your dad’s the strictest
teacher
A girl struggles with life while
living with her scientist father
who is working on the
Manhattan Project
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A Wish After
Midnight
Zitface
Zetta Elliott
Emily Howse
Teen Cuisine
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Teen Cuisine: New
Vegetarian
Matthew Locricchio
Matthew Locricchio
Photographs by James
Peterson
Full-color photographs by
James Peterson
Young Adult
Young Adult
Cookbook
Cookbook
A fifteen-year-old girl wants out
of her tough Brooklyn neighborhood
A teenage actress finds her life
turned upside down when she
develops severe acne
Gourmet recipes for teen cooks
Teen vegetarian cooking for all
types of vegans, raw-food fans,
and meatless-dish lovers!
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