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BOLOGNA 2016
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
RIGHTS GUIDE
SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING DIVISION
PICTURE BOOKS AND NOVELTIES
CONTACTS
CONTACTS FOR ALL US AND UK PICTURE BOOKS AND
NOVELTY TITLES WORLDWIDE AND UK FICTION:
Stephanie Purcell
Rights and Co-editions Director
[email protected]
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Maud Sepult
Senior Rights and Co-editions Manager
[email protected]
Amy Fletcher
Rights and Co-editions Manager
[email protected]
Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.
1st Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB
UK Tel: 00 44 207 316 1900 UK Fax: 00 44 207 316 0332
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JAPAN
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Picture Books and Novelties Contacts
Novelties
Picture Books
Fiction
US Fiction
UK Fiction
International Fiction Agents Contacts
NOVELTIES
Sleeping Beauty—
A Silhouette Theatre,
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NOVELTIES
BAD BUNNIES BOOK OF MAGIC
By Mini Grey
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A very funny tale about two very bad bunnies from international picture book star Mini Grey
When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and
Cadabra step in to save the day.
But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye?
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Publication Date: June 2017
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 32 pp, with die-cut pages
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THE DRAGON & THE KNIGHT
By Robert Sabuda
Imprint: Little Simon
A brave knight chases a dragon across the land of
fairy tales, speeding through Rapunzel, flying over
Aladdin, and blowing through The Three Little Pigs.
During the chase, each fairy tale pops off the page
in this exuberant and wildly creative book from
world-renowned paper engineer Robert Sabuda.
Will the knight be triumphant? Jump in and find out.
Publication Date: October 2014
Ages: 6 up
Page Extent: 22 pp
SLEEPING BEAUTY—A SILHOUETTE THEATRE
Images from Lotte Reiniger
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A stunning interpretation of Sleeping Beauty from one of the pioneers of silhouette
animation, Lotte Reiniger
With eight beautiful silhouette pops, this book tells the classic story of Sleeping Beauty
in an enchanting and magical way. Recreating the magic of Lotte Reiniger’s early films
through remastered film stills and laser-cut pop-ups, each spread is intricately detailed
and perfectly complements this much-loved classic fairy tale.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp
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Paper Engineering by Maggie Bateson
Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
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THE TIGER PROWLS
An inventive, stylish, and bold pop-up introducing a stunning selection of wild animals
An innovative presentation of some of the world’s most iconic creatures, featuring Maggie Bateson’s
eye-catching paper engineering. Sebastien Braun’s rich and recognisable illustration introduces
children to a zoo and a half’s worth of animals and, of course, the prowling tiger.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 12 pp & pop-up
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NOVELTIES
DREAM HOUSE FRIENDS
Paper Engineering by Maggie Bateson
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A fun, glamorous pop-up book exploring the playful party house!
Welcome to the ultimate girls’ dream house! With an exciting story and
lots of press-out pieces in this beautifully crafted pop-up book, readers
can enjoy creating their own adventures as they travel through this stylish
party. Girls will love everything—from the swimming pool to the disco and
dressing room.
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This is our fourth book from paper engineer
extraordinaire Maggie Bateson, the creator
of Dinosaur Safari and Acorn Farm.
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Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp & pop-up
PRINCESS EVIE’S PONIES:
TIPTOE THE MAGIC BALLET PONY
By Sarah KilBride
Illustrated by Sophie Tilley
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
In the tenth book in the series, Princess Evie and Sparkles the kitten find themselves
on a magical adventure full of ballerinas, flowers, and sparkles!
With over 900,000 copies of this series sold worldwide, Princess Evie continues to go
from strength to strength. Join her as she is whisked away on a magical adventure on the
back of Tiptoe the Magic Ballet Pony.
Publication Date: October 2015
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 32 pp & pop-up pony; 24 pp sticker activity; book & plush; 112 pp young fiction;
jewelery box
DANCE
By Matthew Van Fleet
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
From internationally bestselling novelty creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a
laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from
a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves.
Young readers will delight in pulling the five sturdy pull-tabs to make the different
animals bounce, shake, and bop as they dance to the Hippopota Hula, Gator Mashed
Patater, and more! Shake, shake, shake, shimmy, shimmy, shake! You can dance! Be sure
to listen, sing along, and dance to the free downloadable song at VanFleetBooks.com!
Publication Date: Spring 2017
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 20 pp
By Mara Van Fleet
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
Innovative novelty creator Mara Van Fleet tells a cozy story about two siblings’
nighttime ritual with fuzzy and fun pajamas in this texture-filled novelty book.
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MAMA’S PAJAMAS
One night as Mam creates pajamas for her little ones, there is a bedtime parade of trying
them on. From dragon to red fox to elephant to bear, this cozy and cuddly story will put
readers in a bedtime mood! And with fourteen textures and one lift-the-flap, this story is
a great read-aloud for the milk-and-cookies set, especially at bedtime.
Paper Engineering by Corina Fletcher
Illustrated by Natalie Marshall
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
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HAPPY, HAPPIER, HAPPIEST
ANIMAL FAMILIES
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Publication Date: February 2017
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 12 pp
Are you happy, happier, or happiest?
Two new stylish board books to complement Small, Smaller, Smallest and Up, Down,
Across. Beautifully illustrated, these attractive, interactive pull-tab board books
introduce the concepts of emotions and animal families in a bold and satisfying way.
Publication Date: September 2017
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp
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NOVELTIES
MISS BUNNY’S SHAPES
MR. MONKEY’S NUMBERS
By Becky Baur
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Two lift-the-flap board books from standout artist Becky Baur
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Featuring funky animal characters in bold designs, these
supercool books for tots explore the concepts of counting
and shapes. Parents will love this artistic take on the preschool
early concept book, and children will be entertained by the
lift-the-flap element on every page.
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 12 pp & flaps
WHOSE BOTTOM? ON THE FARM
WHOSE BOTTOM? ON SAFARI
By Karen Wall
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Two gorgeous lift-the-flap books from Karen Wall, bestselling
illustrator of the Stripy Horse picture books
Cute, cuddly artwork and large flaps make these ideal for the
youngest reader.
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp & flaps
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MUSIC IS . . .
By Brandon Stosuy
Illustrated by Amy Martin
Imprint: Little Simon
From Brandon Stosuy of the popular music website Pitchfork comes an entertaining new
board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to even the
youngest audiophiles, because music is for everyone. And music is for you.
Featuring Amy Martin’s dynamic art style, Music Is . . . explains music through our eyes and ears
so that the sense of hearing is transformed into a visual experience. This pitch-perfect board
book is sure to strike a chord with readers of all ages.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 32 pp
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
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SLEEPYTIME TREASURY:
A BEDTIME TALE FOR EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK
A beautiful collection of bedtime stories for young children
This bedtime treasury brings together seven of our picture book favorites, perfect for reading a
different story every night.
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Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 224 pp
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HOW MANY SLEEPS TILL CHRISTMAS?
By Karen Wall
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Countdown to Christmas with Buttons the Snowman!
The Snowman just can’t wait for Christmas, there’s so much fun to be had! Join
in with your very own Buttons with this seasonal gift set. With a cute soft toy
and a book packed full of activities for the whole family, this is the perfect way
to get ready for Christmas!
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 32 pp & toy
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NOVELTIES
HUGS & KISSES: BOARD BOOK
HUGS & KISSES: HUG IN A BOX
By Joanna Walsh
Illustrated by Judi Abbot
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
You can never have too many hugs!
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These fantastic new products are perfect for fans of Judi
Abbot’s bestselling books. Perfect to snuggle are these two
plush pandas with The Perfect Hug in a wonderful gift box.
Alongside this is a fabulous new board book combining
some of everyone’s favorite pairings from Judi’s books with
heartwarming text, perfect to share with a loved one.
Publication Date: May 2017
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp
NORMAN NOVELTY BOARD BOOK
By Sue Hendra
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Norman wants to try a new shaped shell!
Norman’s bored with his doughnut. What would he look like with a yellow shell?
Or a bright green one? Find out in this fun, shaped novelty book. A perfect way
to introduce simple shapes and colors to little ones.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp
MY FIRST BATH AND BED SET WITH
BARRY THE FISH WITH FINGERS
By Sue Hendra
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Children can have their own underwater adventures with this very special
Barry the Fish with Fingers bath toy, bath book, and bedtime board book.
This fantastic new set is a great addition to this phenomenal brand, which
has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 10 pp
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FARM FRIENDS: LET’S HOLD HANDS!
NOISY FRIENDS: LET’S HOLD HANDS!
PET FRIENDS: LET’S HOLD HANDS!
SAFARI FRIENDS: LET’S HOLD HANDS!
By Sebastien Braun
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Adorable shaped board books for little ones
These books are all about cute pets and noisy animals.
With flocking on every page, these chunky, interactive
board books are perfect for little hands to hold!
Publication Date: March 2015
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 12 pp
By Karen Katz
Imprint: Little Simon
Vroom vroom! Here come the construction trucks in this new lift-the-flap book
from bestselling author Karen Katz, featuring the cutest trucks you’ve ever seen.
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VROOM, VROOM, TRUCKS!
Rumble! Rumble!
Here come the trucks!
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 14 pp
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NOAH’S PARK #3: SNACK TIME
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Look for bulldozers, dump trucks, and more in this adventurous lift-the-flap
book—sure to appeal to any preschooler who loves things that go and
things that build.
By Sam Williams
Imprint: Little Simon
Welcome to Noah’s Park! From celebrated author and illustrator Sam Williams
comes the third book in a brand-new board book series for preschoolers about a
group of cute, cuddly critters who meet each day for a new adventure.
It’s snack time! Time to share and eat. If “you get what you get and you don’t get upset”
is a familiar refrain, then this book is for you!
A sweet board book series with irresistible art, this is
just right for preschoolers looking to see their own first
adventures and experiences mirrored in these new friends.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 12 pp & gatefold
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NOVELTIES
SUNRISE, MOONRISE
By Betsy Thompson
Imprint: Little Simon
This high-contrast board book shows that day turns into night and some animals sleep
while others spring to life.
Sun rises. Bird sings.
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And so the day begins in this beautifully simple board book from author-illustrator Betsy
Thompson that employs a graphic art style and lyrical text to show the passing of time in
one day and one night. Young ones can start to understand that the day begins and ends
in the same way.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 32 pp
COLORS
SHAPES
NUMBERS
By John J. Reiss
Imprint: Little Simon
Beautiful and bold, John J. Reiss’s artwork is as
striking now as when it was first published in 1969.
The bright colors and graphic style provide the
perfect introduction to the essential concepts of
colors, shapes, and numbers. These retro classics
are sure to delight adults and children alike!
Publication Date: 1969
Ages: 3 up
Page Extent: 32 pp
DREAM DOODLE DRAW! GIFT SET
Imprint: Little Simon
This mini boxed set includes three black-line doodle books packed with winter activities!
Kids can color animals and patterns, add to the wintry scenes, decorate snowmen, and
more. Just in time for the holidays, this set is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 4–7
Page Extent: 288 pp
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PICTURE
BOOKS
Bloom,
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PICTURE BOOKS
BLOOM (W.T.)
By Fiona Woodcock
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Watch a gorgeous garden bloom and grow in this enchanting new picture book from
rising star Fiona Woodcock.
A group of beautiful and feisty wildflower characters on skateboards and scooters zoom
through the pages of this stunning book, spreading flower seeds as they go. Together they
transform their urban environment into a place that is no longer grey, but filled with colour and
scent. Nature’s magic is revealed in all its glory, embodying Ralph Waldo Emerson’s idea that a
weed is a plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.
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Publication Date: July 2017
Page Extent: 32 pp
THE WHALE IN WINTER (W.T.)
By Benji Davies
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
The hotly anticipated sequel to the international sensation
The Storm Whale
It’s winter time and Noi’s island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even
the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved
last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions?
Little does Noi know that it’s the little whale’s turn to save him.
A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship.
Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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I DON’T KNOW WHAT
TO CALL MY CAT
By Simon Philip
Illustrated by Ella Bailey
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A hilarious tale of trying to find the perfect name
for a pet—from a brilliant new author
Choosing the right name for a new pet is very important!
Find out just what this cat’s name turns out to be in this
clever and witty story from an exciting debut author and
talented young illustrator.
Izzy is brilliant at making inventions—she’ll try her hand at anything!
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By Pip Jones
Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
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Publication Date: December 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants
them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she
just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new
friend to fly again?
This wonderfully feisty new character from bestselling author Pip Jones is brought to life by
acclaimed illustrator Sara Ogilvie.
Publication Date: December 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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PICTURE BOOKS
YOU MUST BRING A HAT!
By Simon Philip
Illustrated by Kate Hindley
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
You are cordially invited to the BIGGEST, BESTEST, HATTIEST party of ALL TIME!
The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don’t
own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat be enough? Find out in this tale that
builds to a gloriously surreal and hilarious ending.
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Publication Date: July 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
NORTON AND ALPHA
By Kristyna Litten
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
An endearing story combining the feel of Wall-E
with the magic of The Wizard of Oz
Norton the Robot is intrigued by his discovery of a lone
flower and sets about trying to care for it, with amusing
and touching results. A new book from the acclaimed
creator of Blue & Bertie, Kristyna Litten, about making
friends, appreciating the wonder of nature, and seeing
that sometimes there is more to life than it might seem.
Publication Date: February 2017
Page Extent: 32 pp
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YOU CAN NEVER RUN OUT OF LOVE
By Helen Docherty
Illustrated by Ali Pye
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A warm and funny celebration of love between friends, families, and the boy and
girl next door from award-winning author Helen Docherty and rising star, Ali Pye
You can’t measure love in a bucket or cup. You don’t have to worry you’ll use it all up.
Because love’s not a game where you have to keep score. Whenever you give some,
you’ll always have more.
When you’ve run out of everything else you’ll still find . . .
You can never run out of love.
MY GRANDPARENTS LOVE ME
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Publication Date: March 2017
Page Extent: 32 pp
By Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Judi Abbot
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Affectionate, funny, and joyful, this is the perfect book for little ones and their grandparents
to share. My Grandparents Love Me brings together two huge stars of the picture book world,
internationally successful illustrator Judi Abbot and award-winning author Claire Freedman.
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Publication Date: May 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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An adorable, sunshiny book which shows how, no matter what, there’s just no one like
your grandparents
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THE LOST REINDEER
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By Nicola Killen
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A beautiful tale of a magical, snowy adventure on
Christmas Eve
After a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep,
a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a
reindeer lost in the forest. They set off on a magical
adventure, and it becomes a Christmas never to
forget. Nicola Killen’s evocative illustrations are sure
to enchant in this beautiful book with die-cut pages,
foil, and flashes of festive red.
Publication Date: September 2017
Page Extent: 32 pp
WHERE’S MY JUMPER?
By Nicola Slater
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Adorable, adventurous—it all adds up to a playful,
interactive new picture book from an established talent
Bonky is looking for his jumper. He’s searched everywhere—
indoors, outdoors, upstairs and down. In the kitchen, in the
bathroom—round and round and round. Wherever can it be?
A super-cute, super-fun book with flaps, die-cut pages, and a
counting element too.
Publication Date: May 2017
Page Extent: 32 pp
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COME ON, TIGER TOM
By Gabriel Alborozo
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A magically illustrated tale of one little tiger cub’s adventures in the big dark jungle
This book features rich, evocative illustrations from a rising star in the picture book world.
Tom Tiger has to learn all his tiger skills in this gorgeous coming-of-age tale. The stunning oil
and watercolour artwork are beautifully atmospheric. Children will be reassured by this story
about having confidence, learning new things—and not being afraid of getting them wrong
the first time around.
Publication Date: April 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
By Rebecca Gerlings
Illustrated by Sarah Jennings
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
It’s Christmastime but everything is going wrong for Father Christmas. Will it be all right on the night?
The elves are busily working on getting everything ready for
Christmas, but Santa doesn’t seem to be able to get anything
right. Could he be the wrong Santa? Find out if Christmas can
be saved in this hilarious story!
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THE WRONG SANTA
Publication Date: October 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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MOO LA LA!
By Stephanie Shaw
Illustrated by Becka Moor
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
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The grass is always greener, right? WRONG! In this hilarious story, one covetous cow
discovers the truth of the saying “Be careful what you wish for.”
Cow thinks everything the other animals have is absolutely amazing and wants it for
herself. But when she finally does get everything, she has no idea what she’s getting
herself into! A very silly story, with a worthwhile message—all told in a witty way.
Publication Date: April 2017
Page Extent: 32 pp
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PICTURE BOOKS
THE BOSSIER BABY
By Marla Frazee
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
Two-time Caldecott honor recipient Marla Frazee brings Boss Baby back—but this
time, there is a new baby sister CEO in town!
Change is in the air—the Boss Baby’s staff has stopped taking his direction! It seems that
there is a new CEO in town: from the moment she comes home, Boss Baby’s little sister
is extremely loud and demanding all sorts of perks he never got. Can the Boss Baby and
his staff get used to the new corporate structure?
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The Boss Baby will be released as a major animated
motion picture by DreamWorks in Spring 2017!
Publication Date: November 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
A HUNGRY LION, OR A DWINDLING ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS
By Lucy Ruth Cummins
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals . . . what do
you think happened next?
The very hungry lion is all set to enjoy an exciting day with his other animal pals. But all of
a sudden his friends start disappearing at an alarming rate! Is someone stealing the hungry
lion’s friends, or is the culprit a little . . . closer to home?
“So smart and so cute and so dark all at the same time. Sheesh.”—Caldecott medal and
honor winner, Jon Klassen
Publication Date: March 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
I WILL NOT EAT YOU
By Adam Lehrhaupt
Illustrated by Scott Magoon
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
Adam Lehrhaupt, author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, offers an edgy peek at a creature
who resists the urge to eat the animals who pass his cave.
Theodore thinks everything is a potential meal. Luckily for the
bird, wolf, and tiger, Theodore isn’t hungry . . . yet. But then
something new approaches his cave. A boy. Has Theodore
found a new favorite food? Or something more?
Illustrated by Breathe’s Scott Magoon, this zany and imaginative
picture book comes from a dynamic duo at their very best.
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Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
THE SNURTCH
By Sean Ferrell
Illustrated by Charles Santoso
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
The terrific team behind I Don’t Like Koala joins forces once again for this sly and universal
story, starring a girl who just can’t shake her bad mood . . . or her monster.
Ruthie has a problem at school. It is not the students. It is not the classroom. It is not the
reading or the writing or the math. It is something scribbly, scrunchy, grabby, burpy, and rude.
It is the Snurtch.
This clever picture book takes a discerning look at the challenges of behaving
and controlling your emotions—especially when your own personal monster
keeps getting in the way.
ANTOINETTE
By Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Publication Date: August 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
This adorable doggy tale—a companion to Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson’s beloved
Gaston—tells the story of Antoinette, a very special poodle.
Antoinette’s three burly brothers each have a special talent. Rocky is clever. Ricky is fast! And Bruno
is STRONG. Mrs. Poodle reassures Antoinette that there is something extra special about her—but
Antoinette is not so sure.
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Then one day, while Antoinette plays in the park with her friend Gaston, Gaston’s sister Ooh-La-La
goes missing. Antoinette feels a tug in her heart and a twitch in her nose. She must find Ooh-La-La.
She will not give up! Can Antoinette rescue a puppy in peril—and discover what makes her special
along the way?
BITTY BOT
By Tim McCanna
Illustrated by Tad Carpenter
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
A rhyming romp about a little robot who would rather go on an adventure than to bed
Charming text in rhyme tells the story of energetic Bitty, who, instead of going to bed, decides
to build a rocket and go on a space adventure! Sweet and fun to read aloud, this is the perfect
bedtime book for tots and bots of all varieties.
Publication Date: October 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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THE NIGHT GARDENER
By Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and
The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut
picture book filled with whimsy and wonder
from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.
One day, William discovers that the tree
outside his window has been sculpted into a
wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries
appear, and each one is more beautiful than
the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full
of color and life. And though the mysterious
night gardener disappears as suddenly as
he appeared, William—and his town—are
changed forever.
With breathtaking illustrations and spare,
sweet text, this masterpiece about
creativity and community is sure to
become an instant classic.
Publication Date: February 2016
Page Extent: 48 pp
ONCE UPON A WORLD: SNOW WHITE
By Chloe Perkins
Illustrated by Misa Saburi
ONCE UPON A WORLD: CINDERELLA
By Chloe Perkins
Illustrated by Sandra Equihua
Imprint: Little Simon
Once Upon a World offers a multicultural take on the fairy
tales we all know and love, using illustrators from around
the globe.
Walk with Snow White through a dark forest in Japan and
dance with Cinderella at a Mexican ball. Classic tales get a
fresh twist in these debut titles of a brand-new board book
series, Once Upon a World. With captivating artwork and an evocative sense of place,
Once Upon a World reimagines children’s favorites for a new audience.
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Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 24 pp
IS MOMMY?
By Victoria Chang
Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
In this irreverent, hilarious, and charming picture book, award-winning poet Victoria Chang and
celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies—no matter what.
In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere—who may not always be fun or organized or
neat—Victoria Chang asks, do their toddlers love them anyway? Of course! Marla Frazee’s colorful
and humorous illustrations bring this simple text—perfect for reading aloud—to vivid life.
Publication Date: November 2015
Page Extent: 40 pp
By Karma Wilson
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
In the latest installment from bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, even
the smallest readers can have BIG fun with this opposites concept book starring their
favorite Bear.
Publication Date: November 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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Bear is big, big, big, and Mouse is small, small, small, but these friends stick together
through all the highs and lows! Join Bear and Mouse as they spot all
the opposites in their little glen. Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
team up again to bring their youngest fans a delightful introduction
to this concept that begs to be read out loud.
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2016
OFFICER KATZ AND HOUNDINI
By Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou
Imprint: Aladdin
It’s all paws on deck in this humorous picture book that explores the age-old debate of
which four-legged friend is best: cat versus dog.
Officer Katz is looking forward to a nice retirement, complete with all the treats he could
want, until his archnemesis, Houndini, reappears one final time to challenge Katz to a
showdown. All the claws are out as Katz chases Houndini up, down, and around town.
Publication Date: October 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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PICTURE BOOKS
POND
By Jim LaMarche
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
A picture book by beloved artist Jim LaMarche about creative reuse, nature, community,
friendship, and most of all, the possibility that lies in all things if you take the time to look.
In a wasted and abused woodlot and field in the middle of suburbia, a boy climbs his back fence
and wanders down through the field to find a small spring coming out of a pile of rocks in a
forgotten patch of field and woods. With the help from three special friends he begins to haul
the garbage out of the area and then begins to repair the former dam. Through spring, summer,
and onto winter, the friends discover all the joys that nature has to offer.
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Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
I HEART YOU
By Meg Fleming
Illustrated by Sarah Jane Wright
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
This tender, rhyming picture book is a lively celebration of love.
Little ones adore being independent and trying new things. But they also need Mom and Dad’s
reassurance and snuggles. With a spare, lyrical text and illustrations evocative of the classics,
this gorgeous picture book captures the exuberance, affection, and tender push-and-pull of life
with a toddler.
Publication Date: December 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS
By Lisa Mantchev
Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
In this sweet and adorable picture book, a boy can’t take his tiny elephant to Pet Club, so he
finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual pets.
The boy and his tiny elephant usually go for walks. But today’s walk is special. They are going
to Pet Club. The tiny elephant is nervous, so his boy coaxes him along. That’s what friends
do. On the clubhouse door is a sign: strictly no elephants, it reads. And now it is the boy who
needs comforting, which his tiny elephant does. That’s what friends do. Back down the sidewalk
the pair goes, until they meet a girl with a pet skunk. And then other kids with all kinds of pets:
badgers, narwhals, giraffes, and bats. They form a new pet club, one that everyone can join.
Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of
having a pet.
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Publication Date: October 2015
Page Extent: 32 pp
THE NUTCRACKER
By New York City Ballet
Illustrated by Valeria Docampo
Imprint: Little Simon
New York City Ballet presents a classic ballet tale for a modern ballet lover with
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite.
New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is considered the leading production
in the world and has been performed since 1954, becoming a holiday tradition. Now kids
who can’t travel to New York will be able to experience this colorful, celebratory story. This
lavishly illustrated book follows the storyline, choreography, costumes, and sets of the NYCB
production. With beautiful art, this magnificent retelling is a perfect gift for an aspiring ballerina
or any family adding this seasonal classic to their library.
Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
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BOLOGNA
By Kay Thompson
Illustrated by Hilary Knight
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
2016
ELOISE
It’s Eloise’s sixtieth birthday—though she’s still
not a day over six!
Ever since Eloise burst onto the scene at the
Plaza Hotel in 1955, fans young and old have
been charmed by her many heartwarming
and hilarious adventures. To mark her sixtieth
anniversary, we’ve reissued some of her classic
titles through a variety of formats that are sure
to resonate with her fans! In 2015, we published
a new Eloise title—365 Days of Eloise—to
commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of this
iconic character!
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PICTURE BOOKS
CREATION
By Cynthia Rylant
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
In the spirit of her acclaimed Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, Newbery Medalist
Cynthia Rylant illustrates the King James Bible Creation story in a simple yet
powerful folk art style.
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Cynthia Rylant takes the familiar text of the Creation story, as told in the
King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that
has been called “stunning“ by School Library Journal. In striking illustrations
reminiscent of folk art, Rylant has created a fresh take on a classic story that will
appeal to readers of all ages.
Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
PRISCILLA GORILLA
By Barbara Bottner
Illustrated by Michael Emberley
Imprint: Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
When a whole class goes gorilla, they learn the importance of
balancing passion and creativity with cooperation in this charmer
of a picture book from the New York Times bestselling duo, Barbara
Bottner and Michael Emberley.
The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas,
she instantly becomes obsessed. She dances
like them, eats like them, and wears her gorilla
costume 24–7! There are so many things to
love about gorillas, but what Priscilla loves best
is how they seem to always get their way. So
when Mr. Todd tells all his students to dress
up like their favorite animal, Priscilla’s choice
is obvious. But dancing around and beating
her chest when it’s not her turn sends Priscilla
straight to the Thinking Corner. She is of course
outraged—nobody tells a gorilla what to do!—
and as her attitude spreads, soon the thinking
corner is full of her classmates. Is Priscilla really
channeling her inner gorilla, or is she just a
troublemaker in ape’s clothing?
Publication Date: October 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
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NARRATIVE NONFICTION
OCTOPUSES ONE TO TEN
By Ellen Jackson
Illustrated by Robin Page
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
Dive into this fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world
of octopuses.
Everyone knows octopuses have eight arms. But did you know that they have three hearts and
nine brains? This intriguing exploration of octopuses goes through the numbers one to ten, with
a snappy rhyme and interesting octopus facts for each number. The book also includes octopus
crafts and activities for more learning fun!
Publication Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
By April Pulley Sayre
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
Discover the wonderful world of snow in this companion to the acclaimed Raindrops Roll.
With gorgeous photo-illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on
the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing pathways and falling on animals’ fur
to the fascinating winter water cycle, this picture book celebrates the beauty of snowfall and the
amazing science behind it.
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BEST IN SNOW
Publication Date: October 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
2016
By Lois Ehlert
Imprint: Beach Lane Books
BOLOGNA
RAIN FISH
Get to know the “rain fish” that come to life during rainstorms in this gorgeous
exploration of nature with vibrant collage artwork from Caldecott Honor recipient and
illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Lois Ehlert.
Through lyrical text and her incomparable mixed-media collage illustrations, Lois Ehlert
introduces readers to “rain fish”—the varied, colorful, and unique little collections
of materials that float along on streams of rainwater during storms. From a scrap of
newspaper with a seashell eye and feather smile to a piece of cardboard with an
orange-peel eye and a leaf for a fin, Ehlert’s rain fish come in all shapes and sizes.
Complete with an author’s note explaining how Ehlert collected the found materials she
used to make the book over the course of a year, Rain Fish is a spirited celebration of
imagination, creativity, and observing the world in your own way—and it invites you to
discover your own rain fish.
Publication Date: April 2016
Page Extent: 40 pp
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NARRATIVE NONFICTION
BE THE CHANGE: A GRANDFATHER GANDHI STORY
By Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
Illustrated by Evan Turk
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
A stunning companion to the award-winning book Grandfather Gandhi
At Grandfather Gandhi’s ashram, each day is filled with work that is done for the good
of all. The villagers vow to live simply and nonviolently. Young Arun tries very hard to
follow these vows, but he struggles with the vow not to waste.
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How can throwing away something that is worn-out hurt anyone? How can wastefulness
lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act,
no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his
grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
In the spirit of the Mahatma’s teachings, Arun Gandhi and Bethany
Hegedus tell a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness,
illustrated with breathtaking art by Evan Turk.
Publication Date: August 2016
Page Extent: 48 pp
DID YOU KNOW?
#10: MONSTERS ARE REAL!
By Hannah Eliot
Illustrated by Aaron Spurgeon
Imprint: Little Simon
The latest Did You Know? book is filled with fun facts about the Loch Ness Monster,
dragons, vampires, the Yeti, and more!
Did you know that the Yeti roams around Mount Everest, the tallest peak on the entire
planet? How about that the Loch Ness monster is said to be a living dinosaur or even
a sea serpent that swam into the lake before it became landlocked? Or that the word
dragon comes from the ancient Greek word draconta, meaning “to watch”? That’s
why we often read about dragons guarding treasure!
The latest book in the Did You Know? series is filled with facts about monsters and
other crazy creatures, plus colorful illustrations.
Publication Date: July 2016
Page Extent: 32 pp
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FICTION
Fishbone’s Song,
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MY DOG SPOT
By Jack E. Levin and Norma R. Levin
Preface by Mark R. Levin
Imprint: Aladdin
From New York Times bestselling author Jack E. Levin and his wife, Norma R. Levin,
comes a new picture book about a boy’s best friend: his dog Spot.
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White with black spots and a black circle around his left eye, Spot barks and chases cats
and birds, chews on slippers and bones, and especially likes riding in the car with his
head out the window. Jack Levin’s charming illustrations help make this sweet story as
heartwarming as it is timeless.
Publication Date: May 2016
Ages: 4–8
Page Extent: 40 pp
PROVERBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
By Jack E. Levin
Preface by Mark R. Levin
Imprint: Aladdin
From New York Times bestselling author Jack E. Levin comes a new illustrated book
of beloved proverbs for young readers, with a foreword by his son, New York Times
bestselling author Mark R. Levin.
Levin brings his distinctive artistic style to twenty-nine of life’s lessons, which have been
passed from generation to generation for their timeless wit and wisdom. From “A Stitch in
Time Saves Nine” and “Early to Bed and Early to Rise” to “Practice Makes Perfect” and “Look
Before You Leap,“ these well-known proverbs are universal, evergreen truths.
Publication Date: November 2015
Ages: 4–8
Page Extent: 72 pp
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ANDY & SANDY AND THE FIRST SNOW
By Tomie dePaola and Jim Lewis
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
From Caldecott and Newbery honoree Tomie dePaola and Emmy Award–winning
Muppets writer Jim Lewis comes the third book in a charming easy-to-read picture book
series about friendship.
The first snow of winter is here!
Sandy wants to play outside.
Andy is not so sure.
After all, snow is very wet and very cold!
But it can be lots of fun.
Written in simple words and short, declarative sentences, these books are perfect for little
ones just learning to read on their own.
JIM LEWIS is an Emmy Award–winning writer and author who has
been writing for frogs, pigs, and other Muppets since 1985, when he
first met Jim Henson.
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TOMIE DEPAOLA is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our
time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honor recipient, he
has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona
as well as Andy, That’s My Name; Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup; and Charlie
Needs a Cloak.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 4–8
Page Extent: 32 pp
New to Aladdin PIX’s line of illustrated chapter books comes a snail who leaves his
bucket for a bigger world.
2016
By Mary Peterson
Imprint: Aladdin
BOLOGNA
SNAIL HAS LUNCH
Snail is a merry little mollusk in his rusty bucket. Day after day, rain or shine, Snail doesn’t
move—and that suits him just fine. But when his bucket is turned over, his life takes a
topsy-turvy turn. A journey through the vegetable garden with his adventurous friend
Ladybug proves delicious—red, juicy strawberries, YUM! And dangerous when he comes
face-to-face with a gopher, then a rabbit, and an unfortunate nibble on a hot red pepper . . .
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 6–9
Page Extent: 64 pp
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LITTLE SIMON CHAPTER BOOKS
Little Simon Chapter Books Are Filling the Gap!
Easy-to-read text and illustrations on almost every page
make these chapter book series perfect for emerging readers.
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RIDER WOOFSON
#3: UNDERCOVER IN THE
BOW-WOW CLUB
#4: GHOSTS AND GOBLINS
AND NINJA, OH MY!
By Walker Styles
Illustrated by Ben Whitehouse
In Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club,
a mega rock star’s instruments are
stolen. Can Rider solve this musical
mystery before showtime?
In Ghosts and Goblins and Ninja, Oh My!, a team of ninjas
descends upon Pawston! When the sacred scroll of Bark-Jitsu
disappears, the Sensei goes to his student Westie for help. Can
Westie and the rest of the Pup Investigators Pack expose the truth
before the scroll is lost forever?
By Ada Hopper
Illustrated by Sam Ricks
In The Sky Is Falling, Dr. Bunsen
uses his newest invention—the
Bunsenmunicator 3000—to
communicate with aliens!
In Robots Rule the School, can the
DATA Set race to deprogram an army of robots before they take
over Newtonberg Elementary School?
Publication Date: #3: May 2016; #4: July 2016
Ages: 5–9
Page Extent: 128 pp
Publication Date: #3: May 2016; #4: July 2016
Ages: 5–9
Page Extent: 128 pp
THE ADVENTURES OF SOPHIE MOUSE
By Poppy Green y Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
GREETINGS FROM SOMEWHERE
By Harper Paris y Illustrated by Marcos Calo
CAPTAIN AWESOME
By Stan Kirby y Illustrated by George O’Connor
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GALAXY ZACK
THE KINGDOM OF WRENLY
By Ray O’Ryan y Illustrated by Colin Jack
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HEIDI HECKELBECK
By Callie Barkley y Illustrated by Marsha Riti
By Jordan Quinn y Illustrated by Robert McPhillips
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THE DATA SET
#3: THE SKY IS FALLING
#4: ROBOTS RULE THE
SCHOOL
By Wanda Coven y Illustrated by Priscilla Burris
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THE CRITTER CLUB
OLLIE’S ODYSSEY
By William Joyce
Imprint: Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
An epic battle between good and evil by William Joyce, author of The Fantastic Flying
Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack
In the secret realm of toys, there are many mysteries. There is the Code of the Toys, which is
as ancient as childhood. There is the magic of becoming a child’s favorite, the highest honor
in the toy world.
Made by hand by Billy’s mother, Oliver is a special toy, “a toy
who will matter.” He becomes the best friend, confidant, pal,
and Billy’s “favorite.”
Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic.
Features over fifty pieces of full-color artwork.
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But there are villains in the Toy World, and Zozo, the ancient
clown king, is the most feared. He and his toy henchmen, the
Creeps, have sworn to steal and imprison favorite toys until
they forget their children and become forever lost. When Ollie is
toy-napped, Billy must rescue his beloved favorite from Zozo’s
subterranean lair in the old Carnival Place Past the Park, through
the woods, and into the night.
Publication Date: April 2016
Ages: 7–11
Page Extent: 304 pp
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Seven-year-old Sam the Man needs a job. So he asks his next-door neighbor if she needs
help doing chores. It turns out she’ll pay Sam a whole dollar each time he can take her dad,
Mr. Stockfish, for a walk! But convincing Mr. Stockfish to get off the couch isn’t easy.
AND a dollar a pop isn’t gonna cut it. So when Mrs. Kerner, another neighbor, asks if he’d like
to watch her chickens, he jumps on the task. Watching chickens is more fun than he expects,
and it comes with an added bonus—visiting the chickens is the one thing that will coax
Mr. Stockfish out of the house! But what does a boy do with all the money he’s earning?
It’s too little for a toy and too much for candy. But wait! It’s just enough for a chicken of his
own—the kind that lays BLUE eggs! And now he’s got a waiting list of kids who want to
buy a blue egg. And what does Sam plan on doing with his new fortune?
Buy Mr. Stockfish his own chicken, of course.
2016
By Frances O’Roark Dowell
Illustrated by Amy June Bates
Imprint: Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
BOLOGNA
SAM THE MAN AND THE CHICKEN PLAN
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 6–9
Page Extent: 128 pp
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ANIMAL INN
#1: A FURRY FIASCO
#2: TREASURE HUNT
By Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender
Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
Imprint: Aladdin
Stay and play at the Animal Inn, a new chapter book series where the fur—and fun—flies at an
animal spa and hotel.
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From long-term boarding to doggy and kitty day care, grooming to group play—you name it,
and the Animal Inn has it. The Inn is run by the Tyler family, and in addition to the changing cast
of animals, they have their own furry and feathered band: Leopold (Macaw), Fuzzy and Furry
(gerbils), dogs Dash and Coco, and felines Shadow and Whiskers.
In A Furry Fiasco, when the animals hear that a new boarder—a Komodo Dragon—will be
coming to the Inn, they panic! Is it a fire-breathing dragon? Will it gobble them all up and then
devour their family? What’s to become of the Animal Inn?
In Treasure Hunt, the animals are convinced a pirate with a glittering treasure is visiting the
Animal Inn. Will the animals have to walk the plank in order to survive? Arghhh!
Publication Date: December 2016
Ages: 7–10
Page Extent: 112 pp
PIPER MORGAN
#2: PIPER MORGAN IN CHARGE
#3: PIPER MORGAN TO THE RESCUE
By Stephanie Faris
Illustrated by Lucy Fleming
Imprint: Aladdin
The second and third book in this adorable new chapter book series about Piper Morgan, who
must deal with a big move and adjust to all the new places and faces she meets along the way!
In Piper Morgan in Charge, Piper and her mom move in with Piper’s beloved grandmother,
Nanna, while Piper’s mom takes a job in the local school’s principal’s office. Piper is excited
to be a student helper, but when she finds out she is partnered with Lily, the principal’s daughter,
will Piper be able to make her mark at her new school?
In Piper Morgan to the Rescue, Piper is super excited to help out at Bark Street, a local animal
shelter in town. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by adorable puppies and dogs all day?
And when Piper sees Taffy, the cutest dog she has ever seen, Piper is determined to find a way
to bring Taffy home. But it won’t be easy—especially when she finds out someone else wants to
make Taffy a part of their family too.
Publication Date: #2: August 2016; #3: November 2016
Ages: 6–9
Page Extent: 144 pp
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SECTION 13
#1: THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE
By James R. Hannibal
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
James R. Hannibal takes readers on a thrilling adventure through
history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch
of English magic.
Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles can find things. Not just a missing glove or
the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing
again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without
a trace.
Now the only way Jack will ever see his father again is if he finds what the Clockmaker is after.
And that is the Ember, which holds a secret that’s been kept since the Great Fire of London.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 400 pp
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But Jack’s father was not who he claimed to be; instead, he was a member of a secret
society of detectives who have served the crown for centuries—and membership into
the Lost Property Office is Jack’s inheritance.
THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes the first book in a humorous,
heartwarming trilogy about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place you belong.
But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a long-forgotten clan who dwells deep in the woods, silent and
hidden from the human eye. Most Bigfoots believe that people—No-Furs, as they call them—are
dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. Millie is convinced that humans will
appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely
singing voice, and her desire to be a star.
2016
Ignored by her family, shipped off to boarding school, twelve-year-old Alice Mayfield slips through
the world unseen and unnoticed. More than anything, Alice would like a friend. And when she
rescues mysterious, spirited Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.
BOLOGNA
By Jennifer Weiner
Imprint: Aladdin
Alice swears to protect Millie and her tribe, and the two girls go in pursuit of a place where they
both fit in. But what they don’t know is that a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a
lonely kid named Jeremy and funded by a shadowy network of powerful men. And in order to
survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other—and their faith in themselves—
above all else.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 256 pp
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FISHBONE’S SONG
By Gary Paulsen
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
With a lyrical, songlike voice, three-time Newbery Honor recipient Gary Paulsen offers the tale
of an orphan raised by a wise old man in the woods.
Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he’s raised as his own. This
sage old man has taught the boy the power of nature and how to live in it, and more importantly,
how to respect it.
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In Fishbone’s Song, this boy reminisces about the magic of the man who raised him and the
tales that he used to tell—all true, but different each time.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 10 up
Page Extent: 160 pp
MATTHEW & HIS FUNKY FABULOUS MACHINE (W.T.)
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Imprint: Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Matthew has a problem. A turkey problem. A TOM turkey problem. Every weekend, when
Matthew goes to his grandparents’ farm, the turkey is right there, waiting, ready to peck, peck,
peck at Matthew’s legs. Matthew realizes he needs something to get this turkey off his back, and
so he decides to build, in Rube Goldberg’s style, a giant LOUD contraption to scare the turkey for
good. What he doesn’t count on is the seemingly know-it-all neighbor Josie’s news that there’s
a mysterious robber out and about. Bracelets, necklaces, and coins have gone missing, and the
odd thing is that the robber leaves V-shaped footprints . . .
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 7–11
Page Extent: 192 pp
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THE NIGHTSIDERS
#2: VAULT OF SHADOWS
By Jonathan Maberry
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Milo is faced with the choice of risking his life to save both human and magical universes, or
to live and save only his own. From the New York Times bestselling author and recipient of
the Bram Stoker prize, Jonathan Maberry, the Nightsiders series continues
After joining forces with the magical Nightsiders and surviving a trip to the enemy Bugs’ Hive
ship, Milo Silk still has a lot to fear. The Huntsman has pledged a revenge worse than death on
Milo, a group of nefarious fairies are bent on taking back Earth, and zombie-like holo-men are
trapping humans for the Bugs to take. Even more unsettling is that the Witch of the World has
disappeared and a mysterious boy is haunting Milo’s dreams in her stead.
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 464 pp
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But none of these threats compare to what may happen to the world if the humans
and the Nightsiders don’t unite to fight for each other.
DONNY’S INFERNO
By P. W. Catanese
Imprint: Aladdin
2016
Donny Taylor is trapped atop a burning building with no way down when a girl steps out of
the flames and offers to save him. Her name is Angela and she’s actually a demon straight out
of the underworld, and she needs a mortal to work for her. Donny has no choice—he agrees.
But Hell is different now. No more pits of fire. No more demons with pitchforks. And no Devil
watching over it all, because about sixty years earlier he just up and left. After his departure,
Hell went through a rebranding—led by Angela and a council of other demons who agreed
with her. Of course, not everyone is happy about the changes, and they’ll do anything to
reestablish the old order. And when Donny finds out what they’re planning, it will be up to one
mortal boy to stop them.
BOLOGNA
From award-winning author P. W. Catanese comes a fascinating novel about a
twelve-year-old boy who must prevent the new kinder, gentler underworld from
returning to its previous terrifying incarnation.
Publication Date: March 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 320 pp
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THE MARVELOUS MAGIC OF MISS MABEL
By Natasha Lowe
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
Part Penderwicks, part Edward Eager—and completely childlike—this story of a baby,
found in a flowerpot, who grows up to be a witch will win the hearts of all who read it.
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The morning Nora Ratcliff finds a baby in the flowerpot on her front steps her life changes
forever. She had always wanted a child, but after her husband passed away, she never
thought she would have one. She decides to keep the baby and call her Mabel. As Mabel
grows up, to everyone’s surprise she shows a distinct talent for magic. Before long, it also
becomes clear that Mabel is ungovernable and has a mind of her own.
When Mabel is accepted to the prestigious witch school, Ruthersfield Academy, she excels
at the magic curriculum but is constantly in trouble for experimenting and inventing her own
potions. One day she is asked to write a paper on her magical roots and discovers the truth
of her birth when a mean classmate blurts out what everyone seems to know except Mabel.
Mabel is shocked, but the revelation does explain a lot. In rebellion, Mabel changes her name
to Magnolia and tries to understand who could have left her in the flowerpot and who her
birth family might be.
Mabel comes to see that it doesn’t matter where you came from;
what’s important is that you have someone to care for you.
The best families are people who look after and love one another.
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 288 pp
THE SECRET COOKIE CLUB: CAMPFIRE COOKIES
By Martha Freeman
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
The girls from Flowerpot Cabin are back at camp in Martha Freeman’s follow-up to
The Secret Cookie Club, which School Library Journal called “a younger version of
Ann Brashares’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”
Recipe for Summer Drama:
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girl counselor, brokenhearted
boy counselor, super cute
■■ 4 determined campers
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Mix all ingredients together for eight weeks at Moonlight Ranch summer camp. For best
results, add cookies.
Secret Cookie Club members Grace, Emma, Olivia, and Lucy are thrilled to be back in
Flowerpot Cabin with their beloved counselor, Hannah. But when a mysterious letter arrives,
Hannah is plunged into despair. Secret Cookie Club to the rescue!
After puzzling out the contents of the letter, they make a plan to fix Hannah’s life—
a plan that requires a magic spell, a daring mission to the boys’ camp, and a big
batch of campfire cookies. What could possibly go wrong?
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Publication Date: May 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 288 pp
CHARMED, I’M SURE
By Sarah D. Littman
Imprint: Aladdin
Rosie White Charming—daughter of Snow and Prince—discovers that being the fairest in
the land isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
Meet Rosie White Charming. You probably know her parents, Snow and Prince. Yup—THAT
Snow and Prince. You would think that being the only daughter of two of the most famous
people in fairy tale history would be awesome.
But you would be wrong.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 256 pp
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After failing to secure a date for the Fall Festive dance, Rosie is on a mission to prove that the
daughter of the fairest in the land can actually hold her own. With the help of a mysterious and
magical compact that her mother gives her (and a nice blowout from her mother’s favorite
salon), Rosie starts to become the person she thinks she should be. But is being the fairest in
all the land really going to give Rosie her happily-ever-after?
TRUTH OR DARE
Lia discovers all kinds of secrets, lies, and truths—including her own—in this new
middle-grade novel from Barbara Dee.
2016
When Lia returns after a summer with her eccentric aunt, it feels like everything has changed
within her group of five friends. Everyone just seems more . . . dramatic. And after playing
a game of Truth or Dare, Lia discovers how those divides are growing wider. She tells a few
white lies about what really happened over the summer in order to “keep up” with her friends.
But is “keeping up” with her BFFs really worth it? Reminiscent of Judy Blume’s books, this
middle-grade novel focuses on all the changes that happen to a tween girl—including the
always changing friendship game.
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By Barbara Dee
Imprint: Aladdin
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 9–13
Page Extent: 256 pp
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THE BLING QUEEN
By Allison Gutknecht
Imprint: Aladdin
Twelve-year-old Tess loves fashion, but she has a soft spot for accessories. In fact, Tess runs
her own consulting firm for the kids at her school. If you need the finishing touch for middle
school dances or other special occasions, Tess can make it happen. She loves reading the
Miscellaneous Moxie, THE online fashion blog that’s as crazy about accessories as Tess.
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So when MM opens up a contest, calling all of their faithful blog readers to enter to win a chance
at designing an accessory of their very own, Tess jumps at the chance to create something that
will wow the judges.
But things get more complicated when her former BFF-turned-frenemy, Kayte, tries to encroach
on Tess’s turf and submits her own entries for the blog contest. And in the midst of the Bling
War, Tess discovers that a precious locket from her beloved grandmother, Mimi, is missing. Can
Tess figure out the mystery behind the missing necklace and get crowned the Bling Queen too?
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 9–13
Page Extent: 208 pp
CRUSHING IT
By Joanne Levy
Imprint: Aladdin
In this retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, twelve-year-old Kat, used to being the invisible
wallflower, ends up wooing the boy next door on behalf of her best friend, and in the process
realizes that true beauty—and true confidence—comes from the inside.
Kat is already so over seventh grade. Her best friend and cousin, Olivia, grew a foot over the
summer and won a spot on the school’s dance team. In the jungle that is middle school, Olivia is
a gazelle. Braces-wearing, manga-loving, uncoordinated Kat is a warthog.
Plus, Tyler, Kat’s next-door neighbor and buddy since birth, turned into a really cute boy over
the summer. Suddenly the person Kat’s used to playing Xbox with is causing her stomach to do
cartwheels.
When Olivia confesses that she has a crush on Tyler and wants to ask him to the Fall Ball dance,
Kat knows there’s going to be a problem: Tyler thinks Olivia is just another ditsy girl who only
cares about lip gloss and boy bands. Trying to be a good friend and squash her own feelings, Kat
makes it her mission to get the two of them together.
And to her delight—or maybe horror—her plan begins to work. Now that Olivia’s caught Tyler’s
attention, Kat has to wonder if she’s fooled Tyler into falling for the wrong girl. But what boy
would ever choose a warthog over a gazelle?
Publication Date: December 2016
Ages: 9–13
Page Extent: 256 pp
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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US
By Reyna Grande
Imprint: Aladdin
Award-winning author Reyna Grande’s timely middle-grade adaptation of her acclaimed adult
novel about crossing borders and cultures
When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of
the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their stern grandmother, as
they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life.
But when things don’t go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to
“El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent
father. Both funny and heartbreaking, The Distance Between Us beautifully captures the struggle
that Reyna and her siblings endured while trying to assimilate to a different culture, language,
and family life in the United States.
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Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 10–14
Page Extent: 336 pp
A PLACE I BELONG
By Cynthia Kadohata
Imprint: Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
2016
Hiroshima in 1945: the place twelve-year-old Hisa and her family have fled to, not knowing it’s
been bombed. Not knowing the devastation that has decimated that part of Japan. They’ve
given up their American citizenship because of the terrible treatment they received at the
US Japanese internment camps. But the tribulations they faced in the US seem minor compared
to what they are now confronting. And Hisa, whose heart is even bigger than her need to eat,
finds herself sneaking what little she has to those who have even less, all the while being made
to feel more out of place than she had in America—she’s loathed because she is American and
Americans dropped the bomb. How can she feel so unwanted in the two countries she’s from?
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Newbery and National Book Award–winning author Cynthia Kadohata writes about a real-life
postatomic world with a story both searing and dazzling.
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 10–14
Page Extent: 240 pp
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THE ONLY ROAD
By Alexandra Diaz
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
Jaime makes the treacherous journey from his home in Guatemala to his older brother in
New Mexico in this gripping and highly relevant middle-grade novel.
Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin
and best friend, is dead.
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Everyone in Jaime’s small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas,
a powerful gang that’s known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for
them is hurt or killed—like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There’s only one
choice: accompanied by his cousin Ángela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother
in the United States.
Inspired by true incidents, The Only Road tells an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his
home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. It is a story of fear and bravery, love
and loss, strangers becoming family, and one boy’s treacherous and life-changing journey.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 320 pp
BOUNDERS
By Monica Tesler
Imprint: Aladdin
In the tradition of Michael Vey and Ender’s Game, twelve-year-old Jasper and his friends are
forced to go up against an alien society in this first book in a brand-new adventure series!
Thirteen years ago, Earth Force discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel.
Now the space agency has brought together the first group of uniquely talented cadets, called
Bounders, to be trained as high-level astronauts who can use new spaceships to teleport.
Jasper is in the first group sent out to space. After growing up knowing that he was different from
the kids around him, Jasper is excited to be with other kids who are more like him and to practice
the skills he’ll need as an astronaut. While learning all about the new technologies and taking
classes in mobility (flight with jet packs!), Jasper befriends the four students in his pod and finally
feels like he has found his place in the world.
But then Jasper and his new friends learn that they haven’t been told everything about Earth Force.
They weren’t brought to space to become perfect astronauts, but to learn a new, highly classified
brain-sync technology that allows them to manipulate matter and teleport without a ship. And it
isn’t long before they find out that this new technology was stolen from an alien society. When
Jasper and his friends discover the truth about why Earth Force needs them, they are faced with a
choice: rebel against the academy that brought them together or fulfill their duty and protect Earth
at all costs.
This commercial sci-fi action adventure from debut author Monica Tesler, the first in a three-book
series, is grounded by relatable characters and is great for sci-fi fans and non-fans alike!
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Publication Date: January 2016
Ages: 10–14
Page Extent: 384 pp
By David Liss
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
A science fiction superfan is heading back
to space on a new mission to save Earth.
The gritty sequel to MiNRS,
a high-octane space adventure
Christopher, Elena, and the other
survivors of the attack on their space
colony know that a new wave of attacks
is imminent. Led by a ruthless general
and armed with a new lethal kind of
digger, the new attackers vow to hunt
down and destroy everyone. The kids
have nowhere to go but underground.
Again. But resources and patience are
running low and the struggle to keep
everyone safe is complicated by all the
infighting among the kids. With deadly
consequences on the line, there is no
room for mistakes.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 272 pp
THE FLINKWATER
CHRONICLES:
THE FORGETTING MACHINE
By Pete Hautman
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
National Book Award winner Pete
Hautman returns to the hilariously geeky
Silicon Valley–like town of Flinkwater.
Absentmindedness in Flinkwater, a town
overflowing with eccentric scientists and
engineers, is nothing new. But Ginger
Crump has her own problems, like the
strange cat that’s been following her
around—a cat that seems to be able to
read. And the fact that every digital book
in Flinkwater has been vandalized by a
fanatical censor, forcing Ginger to the
embarrassingly retro alternative of reading
books printed on dead trees. But when
Ginger’s true love and future husband
Billy Bates completely forgets who she is,
things suddenly get serious.
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Publication Date:
September 2016
Ages: 10 up
Page Extent: 400 pp
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By Kevin Sylvester
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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It’s difficult to return to Earth after having
seen the wonders of the universe—
especially when Smelly, a self-important
artificial intelligence, is living in your
head, reminding you how much of a
primitive meat bag you are. But with
Smelly’s help, Zeke is on his way back to
space to try to earn Earth a second chance
at intergalactic membership—and he’ll
be reunited with Tamret, the alien girl of
his dreams. However, things never go as
planned for Zeke, and he’s once again
blamed for destroying a spaceship and
sent deep into the dangerous Forbidden
Zone. Will his knowledge of pop culture
and science fiction that saved him in
Randoms help again?
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#2: REBELS
Publication Date:
September 2016
Ages: 9–13
Page Extent: 256 pp
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THE HIDDEN WORLD OF CHANGERS
#1: THE GATHERING STORM
#2: THE EMERALD MASK
By H. K. Varian
Imprint: Simon Spotlight
Fantasy and myth collide in this wild, action-packed new middle-grade series!
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When four normal seventh graders start developing incredible powers, they find out that they
are Changers. Ripped from the pages of mythology and folklore, Changers are people who can
transform into magical creatures. They look just like us, but underneath they are werewolves
and selkies, lightning birds and spirit foxes. They come from every corner of the world—and
possess magic untold.
In The Gathering Storm, Mack, Fiona, Darren, and Gabriella aren’t exactly friends at their middle
school. But when they start developing incredible powers, they find out that they are Changers,
a magical race that history has forgotten. But there’s little time for questions. A powerful
warlock is racing toward their town, destroying everything in his wake. Can the kids harness
their newfound powers in time to save their home?
In The Emerald Mask, the kids are training hard to control their growing powers, something that
seems easy for everyone except Gabriella—she loves the speed and strength that comes with
being a jaguar so much that her transformations are out of control. If Gabriella changes during a
soccer game, everyone at school could learn her secret.
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 176 pp
IN DUE TIME
#1: GOING, GOING, GONE
#2: STAY A SPELL
By Nicholas O. Time
Imprint: Simon Spotlight
Three middle schoolers travel back in time on madcap adventures with the help of a library
book in this laugh-out-loud start to the brand-new series, In Due Time.
In Going, Going, Gone, strange things are happening in the school library. Vikings burst out
of bookcases. Albert Einstein befriends a student. When the librarian tells the kids that one of
the library books is actually a time-travel portal, twelve-year-old Matt Vezza is excited. Can he
travel back to 1951, arrange for his grandfather to get his dream job and meet the love of his
life, and still make it home in time for dinner?
In Stay a Spell, Jada Reese just wants to go back in time one week and retake her spelling test.
Spelling isn’t going to be important when she’s a fashion designer, just like her aunt Katy.
But instead of going back in time one week, Jada finds herself in 1977, in the designer’s studio
where Aunt Katy works. . . .
Publication Date: July 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 160 pp
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THE DIABOLIC
By S. J. Kincaid
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a
senator’s daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she’s really the
galaxy’s most dangerous weapon in disguise. From award-winning author S. J. Kincaid
comes a novel fans of Star Wars and Divergent will delight in.
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to
protect who you’ve been created for. Nothing else.
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As the empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is
something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she
encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, this just might be
the thing that saves her and the empire itself.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 416 pp
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Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter,
Sidonia. When the power-mad emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion,
he summons Sidonia to the galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now there is only
one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court
disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and
two-faced senators’ children.
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THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL (W.T.)
By Peternelle van Arsdale
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
2016
Haunting and beautiful, The Beast Is an Animal is a wholly original fairy tale: shivery, dark,
and deeply satisfying.
Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. The soul eaters are twin sisters who
were abandoned by their father and slowly grew into something not quite human. And they feed
off human souls. Alys was spared, as were all the children in her village, and the young survivors
were sent to a neighboring village. There the devout people have created a strict world where
good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—
and of the Beast they believe guides them—rules village life. But the Beast is not what they think
he is. And neither is Alys.
Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. Her journey
will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens Alys from the
outside—and from within her own soul.
Publication Date: Spring 2017
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 418 pp (TBC)
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PRISONERS OF PEACE: THE SWAN RIDERS
By Erin Bow
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Treacherous twists await Greta as the stakes get even higher in this stunning follow-up to the
“masterful” (School Library Journal, starred review) novel, The Scorpion Rules.
Greta Stuart has become AI. New transmitters have silvered her fingerprints. New receptors
have transformed her vision. And the whole of her memory has become one book in a vast
library of instant knowledge. Greta is ready to rule the world.
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But the new technology is also killing her.
Greta is only sixteen years old, but her new enhancements are burning through her mortal
body at an alarming rate. Of course the leader of the AIs, an ancient and compelling artificial
intelligence named Talis, has a plan. Greta can simply do what he’s done when the time comes,
and take over the body of one of the Swan Riders, the utterly loyal humans who serve the AIs as
part army, part cult.
First though, Greta will have to find a way to stay sane inside her new self. Talis’s plan for that
involves a road trip. Escorted by Swan Riders, Greta and Talis set out on a horseback journey
across the strange and not-quite-deserted landscape of Saskatchewan. But there are other
people interested in Greta—people who want to change the world—and the Swan Riders might
not be as loyal as they appear. . . .
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 384 pp
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LOCK & MORI: MIND GAMES
By Heather W. Petty
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Sherlock Holmes and Miss James “Mori” Moriarty may have closed their first case, but the
mystery is far from over in this thrilling second book in the Lock & Mori trilogy.
Mori’s abusive father is behind bars . . . and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have
started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting
that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are
beginning to believe them.
Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out
to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done.
With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice
is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.
Publication Date: December 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 256 pp
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SCYTHE
By Neal Shusterman
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The first book in a thrilling new series by National Book Award winner Neal Shusterman, in
which a teenage boy realizes the disease-free utopia he lives in is anything but perfect when
he’s selected to compete to be a scythe’s apprentice.
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed
(“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have
been selected to be a scythe’s apprentices, and they must learn the art of killing. They come
to understand the necessity of what they do, but only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s
apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean
the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against each other in a fight for their lives.
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Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 400 pp
SCARY OUT THERE
Multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry pulls together more than twenty
members of the Horror Writers of America in this terrifying collection about worst fears.
This collection contains stories and poetry by renowned writers such as R. L. Stine, Neal and
Brendan Shusterman, and Ellen Hopkins—all members of the Horror Writers of America—about
what they fear most. The stories include mermaids, ghosts, and personal demons, and are edited
by Jonathan Maberry, author of the Rot & Ruin series.
2016
What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly different? A brutal early
death? The unknown?
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Edited by Jonathan Maberry
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 512 pp
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THE MESSENGER
By Carol Lynch Williams
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
PEN Award winner Carol Lynch Williams tells a story that’s part romance, part ghost story,
and part mystery.
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Evie Messenger knows that her family is different from other families. But it isn’t until her
fifteenth birthday that the Messenger gift is revealed to her: a power to be able to see and talk to
the dead—ghosts—often with no idea who the person was. Or as Evie says: “I see Dead People.
It’s a Messenger gift.” At first Evie tries to ignore it, but finds she cannot, so she must search for
a way to live without letting the power take over her life.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 13 up
Page Extent: 288 pp
THE EFFIGIES: FATE OF FLAMES
By Sarah Raughley
Imprint: Simon Pulse
Avengers meets The Mortal Instruments in this contemporary fantasy—the first book in a
trilogy featuring four girls with the power to save the world from the monstrous Phantoms . . .
but only if they can figure out how to work together first.
Years ago, everything changed.
Phantoms, massive beasts of nightmare, began terrorizing the world. At the same time, four
girls, the Effigies, appeared, each with the unique power to control a classical element: earth, air,
fire, or water. Since then, four girls across the globe are continually tasked with the cosmic duty
to protect the world—at the death of one Effigy, another is unexpectedly chosen, pulled from her
normal life into the never-ending battle.
When Natalia, the Fire Effigy, is killed in battle, Maia is next to be chosen. A quiet girl with few
friends and almost no family, she is immediately thrust into battle and expected to master her
skill over fire. Things are made more complicated by the arrival of a new villain, Saul—a man
with the never-before-seen power to control the Phantoms.
Now Maia and the other Effigies must learn to work together, at a time when their celebrity is
more important than their heroism, in order to fight Saul and his Phantoms, find out the true
plans behind his attacks, and, ultimately, discover the origin of his powers . . . and their own.
Publication Date: December 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 320 pp
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THE FLIP SIDE
By Shawn Johnson
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Charlie Ryland has a secret. She may seem like your average high school sophomore—but she’s
just really good at pretending. Because outside of school Charlie spends all her waking hours
training to become one of the best gymnasts in the world. And it’s not easy flying under the
radar when you’re aiming for Olympic gold—especially when an irresistible guy comes along
and threatens to throw your whole world off balance.
Inspired by her own experiences as a fifteen-year-old Olympic gymnast, gold medalist Shawn
Johnson writes a delightfully entertaining novel about chasing big dreams and falling in love, all
while trying to keep it real.
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 288 pp
By Anna Michels
Imprint: Simon Pulse
2016
Being dumped by her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark
makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more
importantly, she’s inspired. So she sets out on the love quest of a lifetime: use the summer
to forget about Mark, move on, and move up. All she has to do is kiss twenty-six boys with
twenty-six different names—one for each letter of the alphabet.
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26 KISSES
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SHAWN JOHNSON has accomplished a lifetime of achievements that include four Olympic medals,
a New York Times bestselling memoir, starting her own business, and a career in broadcasting.
Johnson is a 2007 World Champion gymnast, a 2008 Olympic women’s gymnastics gold and
silver medalist, and a 2006, 2007, and 2008 gymnastics National Champion—all titles she
attained by the time she turned sixteen. At the age of seventeen, she became the youngest
ever contestant on ABC’s eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, and in May 2009 she was
crowned champion. The Flip Side is Shawn Johnson’s debut young adult novel. Find out more at
ShawnJohnson.com.
From the top of the Ferris wheel at her hometown carnival to the sandy dunes of Lake
Michigan, Veda takes every opportunity she can to add kisses (and boys) to her list, and soon
the breakup doesn’t sting quite as much. But just when Veda thinks she has the whole kissing
thing figured out, she meets someone who turns her world upside down.
Hilarious and heartwarming, Anna Michels’s debut is the story of one girl who realizes that
moving on from the supposed love of your life means taking a chance—and having the
courage to love again.
Publication Date: May 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 304 pp
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DIARY OF A HAUNTING: POSSESSION
By M. Verano
Imprint: Simon Pulse
In the vein of Paranormal Activity and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the
account of an average teen experiencing a possession that might be a force of good or a force
of evil set out to destroy her—in journal format with photos and images throughout
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All her life, Laetitia Jones has wanted to be a star. But the path to stardom has been halted by
the mysterious, undiagnosed illness that’s taken over her body. Doctors don’t have a clue. She
stays home from school most days, documenting her strange symptoms. Symptoms that start
with fevers and chills but soon escalate to strange items her body seems to be producing—
bones, nails, and even glass.
As Laetitia’s illness worsens and visions of horrific scenes begin to invade her mind, she starts
to wonder: Is her sickness biological, or is it something more? Are the voices she hears, and the
notes she finds in her own writing, signs of insanity or signs of something much more sinister
and demonic? Perhaps they are signs of something more benevolent . . . something holy, even.
Laetitia always knew she’d be a star . . . she just never knew how quickly it would all manifest.
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 320 pp
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BOY ROBOT
By Simon Curtis
Imprint: Simon Pulse
From debut author Simon Curtis comes the first book in a fast-paced and high-stakes science
fiction trilogy perfect for fans of Marie Lu and James Dashner.
Before, Isaak lived the life of the average American teenager. But on the eve of his eighteenth
birthday, a dormant force awakens within him.
Moments before a fleet of men with strange, powerful weapons invade his home, Isaak flees
into the night, led by a mysterious girl with an iridescent birthmark.
Isaak soon learns that he is a Robot: a synthetic human created by the government as a weapon.
Now the same organization that created him is hell-bent on destroying him, and the only asylum
for Isaak and the other Robots is the Underground—an intricate network formulated to seek out
Robots, shepherd them to safety, and protect them.
But the Underground is harshly divided between those who would seek diplomacy with the
government, and those who would fight back. And Isaak must choose a side. And with the
government’s soldiers closing in, and Isaak’s own powerful destiny revealing itself, he doesn’t
have long to make that choice.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 496 pp
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JUST KILL ME
By Adam Selzer
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Just Kill Me is the dark comedy of Megan’s unusual summer job as a ghost tour guide, filled
with authentic history, twisted legends, and scandalous fanfic.
Megan Henske isn’t one to heed warnings. . . .
When the last letters in her alphabet cereal are D, I, and E, she doesn’t crawl right back into bed.
When her online girlfriend won’t text a photo, she just sends more of herself. And when she
realizes that Cynthia, her boss at a Chicago ghost tour company, isn’t joking about making stops
more haunted by euthanizing people there, she doesn’t quit her job—she may even help.
But soon she learns people in the murdermonger industry are being murdered and doesn’t
know who is behind it. Could it be the head of the rival tour company? Or could it be someone
near and dear to Megan?
Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 336 pp
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After she realizes she bears an uncanny resemblance to a flapper who disappeared in 1922,
Megan receives a warning she can’t ignore: the next ghost on the tour might be her. . . .
SOMETIMES WE TELL THE TRUTH
Jeff boards the bus for the civics class trip to Washington DC with a few things on his mind:
■■ Six
hours trapped with his classmates sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
■■ He
somehow ended up sitting next to his ex–best friend, whom he hasn’t spoken to in years.
still feels guilty for the major part he played in pranking his teacher—the trip’s chaperone—
Mr. Bailey.
■■ And
his best friend, Cannon, never one to be trusted and banned from the trip, has something
“big” planned for DC.
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■■ He
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By Kim Zarins
Imprint: Simon Pulse
But Mr. Bailey has an idea to keep everyone in line: Each person on the bus is going to have
the chance to tell a story. It can be fact or fiction, realistic or fantastical, dark or funny or sad.
And whoever tells the best one will get an automatic A in the class.
But in the middle of all the storytelling, with secrets and confessions coming out, Jeff only has one
thing on his mind: Can he live up to the super successful story published in the school newspaper
that convinced everyone that he was smart, special, and someone with something to say?
In her debut novel, Kim Zarins breathes new life into Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales in a
fresh and contemporary retelling that explores the dark realities of high school and the subtle
moments that bring us all together.
Publication Date: September 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 336 pp
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US FICTION
ISOLATED
By Melinda Braun
Imprint: Simon Pulse
Two groups of teens—those waiting to be saved and those doing the saving—are in a race
against time and a battle against Mother Nature in this chilling novel.
All Matt was hoping for was an adventure. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross-country ski
in a thrilling but dangerous pass through the Rocky Mountains. The perfect way for Matt to forget
about his disappointing father and let loose with his best friend and a group of adrenaline junkies.
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But then their guide takes them off-path . . . and straight into an avalanche. By the time they
make it safely to an abandoned cabin, one skier is dead and another severely injured. Trapped
with no heat, no water, and no radio, the group decides to wait it out. Help will come. It has to.
Until it doesn’t. And Matt knows if they wait any longer they’ll be dead. Armed with only a
handful of supplies and his fierce determination, Matt decides to goes head-tohead with the elements, battling hypothermia, frostbite, and even mountain lions
in order to find help. That is if Mother Nature doesn’t kill him first.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 256 pp
THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE
By Tommy Wallach
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Tommy Wallach, the New York Times bestselling author of We All Looked Up, delivers a
brilliant new novel about a young man who overcomes a crippling loss and discovers the
redemptive power of love after meeting an enigmatic girl.
“Was this story written about me?”
I shrugged, earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty.
“It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” she said.
I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn’t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote
on my palm. I can’t, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don’t you feel like a jerk?
Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures,
he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets
a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks,
he’ll discover there just might be a few things worth living for.
Publication Date: February 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 288 pp
RIGHTS SOLD FOR THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE : German, UK
RIGHTS SOLD FOR WE ALL LOOKED UP : Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German,
Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, UK
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TELL ME SOMETHING REAL
By Calla Devlin
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
A brilliant debut novel about three sisters whose world is about to shatter under the weight
of an incomprehensible betrayal, perfect for fans of Everything, Everything and We Were Liars
This is the story of the three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed
Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie. They have
always been close, but now that their mother has leukemia, they depend on one another even
more. Days at home in California alternate with time at a clinic in Mexico where their mother
goes to receive alternative treatments that are banned in the United States.
Vanessa is the middle child, a talented pianist who is trying to hold her family together despite
the painful loss that they all know must come soon. But as she and her sisters navigate first
loves and college dreams, they are completely unaware that an illness far more insidious than
cancer poisons their home.
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Publication Date: August 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 304 pp
CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE
By Christian McKay Heidicker
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Sixteen-year-old Jaxon is being sent to video game rehab . . . ten minutes after meeting a girl.
A living, breathing girl named Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta
seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.
In rehab, Jaxon can’t blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He can’t slash through armies
to taste her sweet lips. Instead, he has four days to earn one million points by learning real-life
skills. And he’ll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn how to cross-stitch—in order to
make it to his date.
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Jaxon’s first date. Ever.
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It’s Kind of a Funny Story set in video game rehab, Cure for the Common Universe is a hilarious,
quirky, character-driven contemporary debut for fans of Jesse Andrews and Andrew Smith.
If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens in treatment, confront his
mother’s absence, and maybe admit that it’s more than video games that stand in the way of a
real connection.
Prepare to be cured.
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 14 up
Page Extent: 320 pp
RIGHTS SOLD: Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian
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UK FICTION
ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON
By Santa and Sebag Montefiore
Illustrated by Kate Hindley
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
The Hobbit meets Watership Down in this charming novel which shows us all that even the
smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero.
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Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible—by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a
wet nose, and a slice of mad courage!
Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family. His
siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like them. But when Shylo stumbles
across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie,
it’s up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the
diabolical plot! The Royal Rabbits of London have a proud history of protecting the royal family,
and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the ratzis. . . . But can a rabbit as
feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that the Queen is in danger?
SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE’S bestselling and
prize-winning books have been published in
45 languages. SANTA MONTEFIORE’S novels have
sold over 2 million copies and been translated into
30 different languages.
Publication Date: October 2016
Ages: 7 up
Page Extent: 208 pp (TBC)
ABLE SEACAT SIMON
By Lynne Barrett-Lee
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
The abridged, junior edition of the story of Able Seacat Simon, beloved hero of the high seas.
A must for Michael Morpurgo fans!
When an orphaned kitten is discovered on the Hong Kong docks in 1948 by a British sailor, he
has no idea of the journey that awaits him. Smuggled onto HMS Amethyst and named “Simon”
by his new friends, the little cat quickly gets used to life on the seas and appoints himself chief
rat-catcher. When tragedy strikes, Seacat Simon keeps spirits up—but it’s a long and dangerous
journey back to England for the heroic kitten and his crewmates. . . .
Inspired by real events, this is the story of Able Seacat Simon’s adventures and heroics in
dangerous wartime seas, as told by the cat himself!
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 8 up
Page Extent: 208 pp
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VIOLET AND THE MUMMY
By Harriet Whitehorn
Illustrated by Becka Moor
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A delightful detective series for girls starring Violet Remy-Robinson, a young girl with
adventure on her mind!
Violet’s back in her fourth adventure, this time taking on the case of the missing mummy! Aunt
Mathilde is in London looking into an ancient Egyptian mystery at the British Museum, but when
the mummy she’s investigating disappears, it’s up to Violet and her friends Rose, Art, and PC
Green to save the day and discover the identity of the mummy-napper.
With a beautiful package, complete with two-colour illustrations throughout by Becka Moor,
this book is perfect for fans of Ottoline, Goth Girl, and Claude. Readers everywhere are bound
to fall in love with Violet and the colourful characters that make up her world.
Publication Date: March 2017
Ages: 7 up
Page Extent: 208 pp RIGHTS GUIDE
“Whitehorn’s debut is pacey and imaginative and Becka Moor’s illustrations a delight. Perfect for
readers who liked the Ottoline books by Chris Riddell”—The Times
THE GREAT HAMSTER MASSACRE
An irresistibly funny, quirky, delightful read that is part detective tale, part diary, and
altogether hilarious. Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
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Anna and her brother, Tom, have always wanted a pet. And after their latest pestering campaign,
their mother finally gives in and lets them choose a pair of hamsters from the local pet shop. But
their happiness soon turns to horror when the hamsters are found mysteriously dead in their
cage. Anna and Tom launch a full-scale investigation to determine who—or what—is behind the
hamster homicides. Can they solve the case of the Great Hamster Massacre?
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By Katie Davies
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
There are four books in the series, all pet-detective adventures. Sold in eleven languages.
Publication Date: January 2010
Ages: 8 up
Page Extent: 208 pp
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UK FICTION
CIRCUS OF THIEVES AND THE COMEBACK CAPER
By William Sutcliffe
Illustrated by David Tazzyman
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Roll up, roll up! Shank’s Impossible Circus returns in this hilariously wacky adventure from
bestselling author William Sutcliffe.
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Shank’s Impossible Circus rolls back into town for this brand-new adventure from William
Sutcliffe—brought to life by wonderful illustrations from David Tazzyman! And there’s about
to be double the trouble as dastardly ringmaster Armitage Shank comes face-to-face with his
long lost twin! Urgh, how will the world cope with two Shanks?
Publication Date: May 2016
Ages: 9 up
Page Extent: 296 pp (TBC)
INVISIBLE INC.
By Steve Cole
Illustrated by Jim Field
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Chaos, wizardry, and a gang of kind-of ghosts, in this hilarious adventure from bestselling
author Steve Cole
Noah’s mum’s new invention can zap ANYTHING into a ghost of its former self. It’s still there,
but you can’t see it. You can’t touch it.
When the sinister Seerblight Solutions steal his mum’s invention, Noah is zapped—and finds
he’s not the first to have been turned invisible through the ages. With all humankind in terrible
danger, Earth’s last line of defence is one you’ve never seen or heard of: Invisible Inc.
A medieval knight. A Victorian inventor. A poetic pony. And an ordinary boy.
Saving the world? THEY’LL SEE TO IT!
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 9 up
Page Extent: 256 pp
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WINTER MAGIC ANTHOLOGY (W.T.)
Edited by Abi Elphinstone
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A beautiful and classic anthology of magical short stories from acclaimed and perennial
children’s writers
The Dreamsnatcher’s Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories—
featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons, and pied pipers—from classic children’s
writers such as Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty,
Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, and Emma Carroll.
Publication Date: November 2016
Ages: 8 up
Page Extent: 288 pp
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HOLIDAY HA HA HA! (W.T.)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 8–12
Page Extent: 288 pp (TBC)
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Get ready to laugh your summer socks off with this collection of hilarious short stories—
from disastrous car journeys to super-powered grannies to gruesomely funny ghost hunters,
there’s something for everyone in this side-splitting anthology! Featuring a stellar line-up
of much-loved authors including Steve Cole, David Solomons, Joanna Nadin, Jeremy Strong,
William Sutcliffe, Steven Butler, Candy Harper, and Jonathan Meres.
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Eight sunny, funny reads from a brilliant selection of bestselling authors!
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UK FICTION
THE SHADOW KEEPER
By Abi Elphinstone
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
The second book in Abi Elphinstone’s magical adventure trilogy
Moll Pecksniff and her friends are living as outlaws in a secret cave by the sea, desperate to stay
hidden from the Shadowmasks. But further along the coast lies the Amulet of Truth, the only
thing powerful enough to force the Shadowmasks back. So, together with Gryff, the wildcat
that’s always by her side, and her best friends Alfie and Sid, Moll must sneak past smugglers,
outwit mer-creatures, and crack secret codes to save the Old Magic. With more at stake than
ever before and the dark magic rising fast, can Moll and her friends stop the Shadowmasks
before it’s too late?
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“A thrillingly wild adventure—bold, breathless and beautifully told”—Jonathan Stroud
“Reminded me of the very best of the Harry Potter books”—Piers Torday
Publication Date: February 2016
Ages: 9 up
Page Extent: 320 pp
THE BUBBLE BOY
By Stewart Foster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Wonder meets Mark Haddon in this beautifully poignant and uplifting story from a talented
new voice
Eleven-year-old Joe can’t remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping
machines and view of London’s rooftops. His condition means he’s not allowed outside, not
even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his “bubble.”
But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever. Expect superheroes,
super-nurses, and a few tears from this truly unique story.
“Brimming with heart and soul, The Bubble Boy is a life-affirming story of a boy with
superhero-sized dreams who longs for a chance to be brave”—Jenn Bennett
“A gripping and deeply moving book”—Jamila Gavin
Publication Date: May 2016
Ages: 10 up
Page Extent: 336 pp
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THE STRAWBERRY SISTERS: ESPECIALLY AMELIA
By Candy Harper
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Little Women meets Jacqueline Wilson in this delightful middle-grade series
Meet the Strawberry Sisters!
Oldest sister Amelia wants to be left alone, so she’s grown a fringe to hide under. Second up is
sport-crazy Chloe who’s training to be a wrestling star (this week, anyway). Ella’s third in line,
friendly and shy—she wants to be everyone’s best friend. Littlest sister Lucy is cute (and slightly
barmy). And now there’s a new Strawberry Sister—baby Kirsti, who lives with Dad and his
Finnish girlfriend.
With so much going on, life can sometimes feel totally crazy, but the Strawberry Sisters have a
secret weapon against the craziness of the world they live in—each other.
“A touching story about sisters and friendships. Gentle and warm and funny”
—Jacqueline Wilson
Publication Date: June 2016
Ages: 9 up
Page Extent: 256 pp (TBC)
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PRAISE FOR PERFECTLY ELLA:
LEAP OF FAITH
The hilarious series from Candy Harper, featuring the irrepressible Faith!
Also, my BFF is being weird and refusing to come on the French Exchange—when she should
know that this is exactly when I need her the most. Mrs RamsBOTTOM is trying to sabotage
my plans to be prefect, my archnemesis Icky is still intent on ruining my life, and I’m pretty sure
exams should be outlawed. Phew! With all this going on, I’m going to struggle to fit in my daily
lounging about, eating biscuits time . . .
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Why is life so hard sometimes? It’s hard to keep a smile on your face when the boy you like has
started seeing someone else. And while we’re on the subject of boys, why is it always the wrong
one who ends up confessing his undying love to you? Talk about awkward.
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By Candy Harper
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Date: January 2016
Ages: 11 up
Page Extent: 288 pp
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UK FICTION
IN YOUR LIGHT
By A. J. Grainger
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A beautifully told, gripping story about secrets, sisterhood, and running away
Are you still a sister if one of you is gone? Sixteen-year-old Lil’s heart was broken when her big
sister, Mella, went missing. Then Lil meets Seven—a tiny, gentle, terrified girl who has fled the
Sisterhood of the Light, a seemingly peaceful community that believes in the healing power of
the sun. Does the strange Seven hold the key to what happened to Mella? And what happens if
the Sisterhood is unwilling to let its daughters go . . . ?
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Publication Date: February 2017
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 308 pp (TBC)
ALL MY SECRETS
By Sophie McKenzie
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
Family secrets and a girl’s search for the truth—a stunning new novel from one of the UK’s
best-loved teen writers
I take a deep breath. “The thing is, I can’t shake this feeling there’s someone out there,” I explain.
“There’s the ghost or whatever in the dark coat and red hat that I’ve seen twice now and the
newspaper article, and they both make me think . . . maybe it’s my real mum. I mean, this place is
supposed to be haunted. I think, perhaps, that it’s my mum who’s here, haunting it . . . haunting me.
The shocking reality behind an unexpected inheritance turns Evie Brown’s world on its head. One
moment her world is completely normal, the next she is in line to inherit ten million pounds—
and her mother is no longer her mother. Unable to find out the whole truth from her parents, Evie
ends up on the mysterious island of Lightsea, where her desire for answers leads her toward a
series of revelations that threaten everything she holds dear . . . including her life.
SOPHIE MCKENZIE is a bestselling UK author, with sales in the UK alone of over 750,000 copies.
Her books have won over twenty UK children’s book prizes.
PRAISE FOR SOPHIE MCKENZIE:
“This fast-moving thriller saves the most shocking twist until the very end”—Sunday Mirror
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Publication Date: July 2015
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 368 pp
JESSIE JEFFERSON #3 (W.T.)
By Paige Toon
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
The third book in this sizzling young adult series from bestselling adult author, Paige Toon
Jessie is still getting used to being a celebrity and the daughter of one of the world’s biggest
rock stars. With her own music career on the rise, it seems Jessie’s glamorous LA life couldn’t
get any better . . . but things are about to get really complicated. Especially as she’s secretly
dating her fellow band member just as they hit the big time . . .
Publication Date: July 2016
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 320 pp (TBC)
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WAITING FOR CALLBACK 2
By Honor and Perdita Cargill
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
2016
Elektra has finally landed a part in a film. It’s the dream. Well . . . until she works out that Straker
is a movie so dystopian that within weeks most of the cast and all of the crew wish that the world
had actually ended (preferably in Scene One). And while it’s obviously great news that she’s
moved from the friend-zone with Archie to become his almost-girlfriend, it would be better if he
hadn’t immediately relocated to Transylvania to play a vampire hunter surrounded by “maidens
of peerless beauty . . .” Full of humour and warmth, this new series is perfect for fans of
Geek Girl and The It Girl.
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Lights, camera, action! Simon & Schuster introduces you to the world of Elektra James,
superstar in the making (well, almost)! Geek Girl meets New Girl meets Fame in this brilliantly
funny new teen series!
Publication Date: January 2017
Ages: 9 up
Page Extent: 336 pp
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DELETE
By Jeff Povey
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A high-concept, action-packed adventure series that’s perfect for fans of Michael Grant,
Charlie Higson, and Antony Horowitz
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Having fought their way back to what they believe to be their home world, Rev, GG, and the
Ape discover that they’re now stuck in a nightmarish world, surrounded by superpowered
killing machines. Johnson, Billie, and the Moth are still trapped in the empty world. Alive, but
with no way home. Can the misfits get back together? And will they be able to do it before the
world ends?
“High-concept sci-fi series with shade of Michael Grant . . . a strong shot of black humour” —The Bookseller
“Tense and witty”—Sunday Times
Publication Date: April 2015
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 368 pp
THE BLOOD LIST
By Sarah Naughton
Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK
A chilling novel from the Costa Book Awards shortlisted author
Barnaby Nightingale is the perfect son: strong, handsome, daring, everything his father wants
him to be; yet for his mother, Frances, he will never be the son she desires. Frances believes
that her real son was taken from her as a baby by the local village folk who thought him to be
a changeling.
When the beautiful and mysterious Naomi catches Barnaby’s attention, his world is thrown into
chaos as superstition and dark folklore take hold of the small village and Naomi is accused of
being a witch. Fear and suspicion spread, and soon Barnaby finds himself on trial too, facing the
ultimate penalty—death.
Publication Date: February 2014
Ages: 12 up
Page Extent: 304 pp
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