Sanford J. Greenburger Associates Bologna 2019 Rights List Children and Young Adult Titles

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates Bologna 2019 Rights List Children and Young Adult Titles
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           Bologna 2019 Rights List
       Children and Young Adult Titles

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Sanford J. Greenburger Associates Bologna 2019 Rights List Children and Young Adult Titles
                                                  THE FISHERMAN & THE WHALE
                                                  Jessica Lanan
                                                  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 2019 (World English)
                                                  Agent: Ed Maxwell
                                                  Foreign Sale
                                                  Korea: Dahli
                                                     “This compelling fictional introduction raises awareness and
                                                   empathy for a very real environmental problem.”—Kirkus Reviews

                                                            “[A] wordless tale in strong, confident watercolors.”
                                                                             —Publishers Weekly
                                                  A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they
                                                  encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that
                                                  transcends the animal kingdom.

•   Jessica Lanan grew up surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and finds inspiration all around her in
    the natural world. She is the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) 2011
    Portfolio Mentorship Award and SCBWI Rocky Mountain 2012 Portfolio Runner Up. She is the illustrator of
    several books for children including Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story (2017 Creative Child
    Magazine Book of the Year Award, starred Kirkus review) and The Story I’ll Tell (starred Publishers Weekly and Booklist
    reviews). The Fisherman and the Whale is the first book that she has both written and illustrated. Jessica lives in
    Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, baby daughter, and three-legged cat. Please visit
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                                       Chris Raschka
                                       Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, September 2018 (World English)
                                       Agent: Brenda Bowen

                                          “With depth, [Raschka] teases out the most important parts of
                                           the apostle’s teachings… Both those intimidated by and those
                                          appreciative of formal biblical prose will find Raschka’s version
                                         moving, real, and full of humanity.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

                                          “This visually appealing introduction to Paul and his writing can
                                          serve as a useful starting point to help young readers understand
                                            a key figure in the spread of Christianity.”—Kirkus Reviews

  “In Mr. Raschka’s excerpts from the Pauline missives, he captures the famous convert’s mingling of
    the personal and the theological using informal, even playful language…. ‘Don’t be ashamed of
    what you believe in,’ Paul writes to Timothy, in this gentle, engaging book for 6- to 8-year-olds.
       ‘It has been difficult for me too, and now I am a prisoner in Rome.’”—Wall Street Journal

                            A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles

Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting
book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul’s epistles into approachable, appealing language.
Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul’s sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a true sense of
who Paul really was.

Paul Writes (a Letter) celebrates how one of the most beloved biblical figures changed the world through the written

                                          Chris Raschka is a two-time Caldecott Medal winner; he received the
                                          award for The Hello, Goodbye Window (Hyperion) and most recently for A
                                          Ball for Daisy (Schwartz & Wade). He has been hailed by Publishers Weekly
                                          as one of the most original illustrators working today, and he continues
                                          to create stories and art that appeal to readers of all ages. He lives with
                                          his family in New York City.

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•   THE LOST HOUSE series (4 titles): A Seek and Find Book                                  Foreign Sales
    B. B. Cronin                                                                            China: Duku Cultural
    Viking Books for Young Readers (World English)                                          France: Albin Michel
    Agent: Brenda Bowen                                                                     Italy: Terre di Mezzo
    THE LOST HOUSE (Book 1)                    September 2016                               Japan: Little More
    THE LOST PICNIC (Book 2)                   September 2017                               Korea: See & Talk
    THE LOST CHRISTMAS (Book 3) October 2018                                                Russia: Kariera
    THE LOST COUSINS (Book 4)                  October 2019                                 Spanish & Catalan: Jaguar
                 Society of Illustrators 2016 Gold Medal for Original Art                   Taiwan: Global Kids
       Featured in holiday gift books issues of New York Times Book Review,                 Ukraine: Chitarium
                 Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping,
                      Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and more!
    Fall into this dazzling seek and find series with its richly timeless style, eye-popping color, and intricate details on
    every page. The Lost House features a treasure hunt through Grandad’s wild house. The children want to go to the
    park with Grandad, but they can’t leave until they find his lost socks… and his shoes… and even his teeth. Will
    they ever get out of Grandad’s busy house? In The Lost Picnic, Grandad and his grandchildren are on a countryside
    adventure in his jalopy. But will there be any food left when they arrive at their picnic site? In The Lost Christmas,
    it’s time to decorate the tree for Christmas–but Grandad can’t find any of his ornaments! The hunt for the missing
    decorations takes the children up and down in Grandad’s bric-a-brac-filled house and out into a winter
    wonderland. The Lost Cousins takes Grandad and the kids on an around-the-world tour to meet long-lost relatives.
    B. B. Cronin is an award-winning illustrator whose works have been exhibited in Europe and Asia and published in
    The New Yorker, The New York Times, among others. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he now lives in Brooklyn, New
    York, where he divides his time between his kitchen, living room and his studio. Please visit

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“[A]n eye-popping take on I Spy.”—O Magazine

    “This dazzling and delightful ‘seek and find’ book harkens to Maira Kalman’s Max series with its
                      whimsical drawings and unpredictable color combinations.
         Each page is as beautiful and intriguing as the next.”—New York Times Book Review

        “[P]acked with vivid illustrations and enchanting experience for old and young together.”
                                          —Good Housekeeping

       “In this stylish puzzler by B.B. Cronin… it’s almost thrilling when the vibrant colors unite in
        a final fireside scene, in this superior seek-and-find for all ages.”—The Wall Street Journal

 “Filled with delightful drawings that are visually engaging and inspiring,… [t]his seek-and-find activity
         book will be a pleasure to read night after night for both kids and adults.”—Real Simple

               “A clever, irresistible, visually engaging search-and-find exercise.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A visual marvel... [it recalls] picture-book classics from the early twentieth century, but the neon palette
                   and whimsical humor place it solidly in the modern era.”—Booklist

 “Cronin’s silkscreenlike images are elegant as can be, resulting in a rich and suggestive excursion into
                          a quietly unconventional world.”—Publishers Weekly

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                                                                                        Loryn Brantz
                                                                                        Disney Hyperion
                                                                                        (World English)
                                                                                        Agent: Ed Maxwell

                                                                                        Foreign Sales
                                                                                        Italy: Salani
                                                                                        Spain: Urano

FEMINIST BABY (Book 1)       April 2017                            Film/ TV rights to Tornante TV
FEMINIST BABY FINDS                                                  (creators of BoJack Horseman).
 HER VOICE (Book 2)          May 2018                    Featured in The New York Times Sunday Styles section,
HE’S A FEMINIST TOO (Book 3) April 2019                       Time, Parents, Bustle, TheBump, Romper

                          “An engaging and poignant board book that
                            belongs on every little one’s bookshelf.”
                                  —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

                           “Meet Feminist Baby, who is here to prove
                              that your feminist heroes come in
                               all shapes and diapers.”—Bustle

                              “This popular comic showcases the
                                complexity of modern women—
                          even very young modern women.”—Parents

                      “[C]harming and warm…. Loryn Brantz does the important work of making
                    feminism accessible with a keen understanding of what kids need to know about
                          feminism in their young lives.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
                   Loryn Brantz is the author of Harvey the Child Mime (2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book
                   Award for Best First Picture Book), and Not Just a Dot (Sky Pony, 2014), as well as Lady Stuff
                   (Andrews McMeel, 2017). She is also a puppeteer and two-time Emmy Award winner for her
                   work with “Sesame Street” and has worked with classic characters such as Clifford the Big
                   Red Dog and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Loryn is a Senior Editor/ Illustrator at BuzzFeed
                   and is creating more titles in the Feminist Baby series. Please visit
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                                   Jack White, with illustrations by Elinor Blake
                                   Third Man Books, November 2017 (World English)
                                   Agent: Brenda Bowen

                                              “More than 15 years after the release of the White Stripes’s
                                        White Blood Cells, one of the most enduring songs from the album
                                      (and certainly the one best suited to becoming a children’s book) gets
                                                    a quirky adaptation.”—Publishers Weekly

                                            Grammy-winning musician Jack White joins talents with
                                      acclaimed illustrator Elinor Blake to create the illustrated rendition of
                                                      the beloved song by The White Stripes

“We’re Going to Be Friends” is one of The White Stripes most enduring and loved songs. With the help of
illustrator Elinor Blake (aka April March), the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children’s
book, evoking the simplicity and nostalgia of childhood. Children, adults, and you, too, can join Suzy Lee as she
goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.

                                      Fall is here, hear the yell/ back to school, ring the bell
                               brand new shoes, walking blues/ climb the fence, books and pens
                         I can tell that we are gonna be friends/ I can tell that we are gonna be friends

                                    Jack White is a twelve-time Grammy winning
                                    musician, actor, producer, and co-founder of
                                    The White Stripes. “We’re Going to Be
                                    Friends” was released in late 2002 as a
                                    promotional single from their platinum-
                                    certified album White Blood Cells and was
                                    featured in the film “Napoleon Dynamite.”
                                    Illustrator Elinor Blake was an animator for
                                    “The Ren and Stimpy Show,” “Pee Wee’s
                                    Playhouse,” and more. She performs music
                                    under the name April March, and her “Chick
Habit” was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s movie Death Proof. Released in time for The White Stripes’ 20th
anniversary, the illustrated children’s book comes with a digital copy of the original song, as well as new versions
performed by April March (in English and French) and also The Woodstation Elementary School Singers.
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SWEET PEA & FRIENDS series                               THE SHEEPOVER (Book 1)              December 2015
by John and Jennifer Churchman,                          BRAVE LITTLE FINN (Book 2)          October 2016
with photo illustrations by John                         A FARM FOR MAISIE (Book 3) October 2017
Churchman (5 titles)                                     ALPACA LUNCH (Book 4)               July 2018
Little Brown Books for Young Readers                     THE EASTER SURPRISE (Book 5)        February 2019
(World English)
Agent: Brenda Bowen                                      Foreign Sales
                                                         China: Citic
           New York Times bestseller                     Finland: Karisto

               “[P]erfectly paced and gently reassuring—two fail-safe qualities when it comes to
                   holding the attention and interest of small children.”—New York Times

   “This is a book that sells itself the minute you put it into a customer’s hands.”—Publishers Weekly

Meet the adorable orphan lamb Sweet Pea and her farmyard friends—and discover why her true story has
       become a picture book phenomenon and enchanted readers of all ages!

John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his
enchanting photo-illustrations. Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist and business
consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. Together they give voice to the stories
of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives on their
small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont. Five titles are planned in the
series. Please visit Plush toy available from MerryMakers!

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THE SHEEPOVER (Book 1) One cold winter night,
Sweet Pea the orphan lamb becomes very sick.
Everyone in the farmyard is worried about her! Under
the watchful care of Farmer John, Laddie the sheepdog,
and Dr. Alison the mobile veterinarian, she slowly
recovers. Dr. Alison tells Sweet Pea she can have a
sleepover with her friends to celebrate as soon as she is
well again. When the day finally comes, her closest
friends Sunny, Prem, and Violet join her in the
greenhouse for a fun and imaginative “SheepOver”
                               BRAVE LITTLE FINN (Book 2) When baby lamb Finn is born early, he’s too
                               small and weak to live outdoors with the other animals. Farmer John keeps him
                               warm in the farmhouse and feeds him with a baby bottle, until spring comes and it’s
                               time for little Finn to venture out and meet his new friends! Finn can’t help but be
                               frightened by everything he encounters across the farm—surprising sights, scary
                               noises, strange wildlife, and many other unfamiliar situations. Thankfully, his sister
                               Sweet Pea and all of his farm friends are there to support him, even when Finn
                               faces the biggest challenge of all.

                                A FARM FOR MAISIE (Book 3) When the puppy Maisie Grace arrives at Moonrise
                                Farm, she’s excited about her new home, but a little overwhelmed at all of the bustling
activity around her. What will this big new place have in store? Wise dog Laddie introduces her to all kinds of animals,
and Maisie learns about each one’s job on the farm. But Maisie is little. What will her job be? With the help of Laddie
and her new farm friends, Maisie realizes just where she belongs—and finds a flock of her very own.

ALPACA LUNCH (Book 4) Poppy the alpaca is excited to discover new plants, fruits, and vegetables growing
around Moonrise Farm. She tries dandelions in the spring, strawberries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and
so much more! But when a frost arrives, Poppy can't find any more tasty treats. What happened to the mint and
flowers? Where did the apples and squash go? What will she eat for lunch? Lucky for Poppy, someone has filled
the barn to the brim with a surprise that she and her animal friends can eat all winter long.

THE EASTER SURPRISE (Book 5) Fern the bunny wakes up one morning to a surprise: the squirrels have
discovered a beautifully decorated egg in their tree! And it’s not just the squirrels—Mo the kitten, the goslings, the
puppies, and even the lambs have all found special eggs hidden around the farm. As the baby animals follow clues
from one egg to the next, Fern thinks she sees two soft, pointy ears peeking out above the grass. Then she notices
a fluffy tail disappearing behind the barn. Then she spots long whiskers twitching among the flowers! Someone is
watching, and the animal friends will have to solve this Easter mystery together to find out who.
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LITTLE ELLIOT series                                              Foreign Sales
Mike Curato                                                       Australia: Five Mile Press   Italy: Il Castoro
Henry Holt & Company                                              Bulgaria: Prozorets          Japan: Micro
(World English), 2014-2018                                        China: Dolphin               Korea: Froebel
Agent: Brenda Bowen                                               France: Casterman            Russia: Kariera
LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY (Book 1)                                  Germany: Fischer             Spain: Ediciones B
LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FAMILY (Book 2)                                Greece: Klidarthimos         Taiwan: China Times
LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FUN (Book 3)                                   Israel: Kinneret
     Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats 2015 New Illustrator Honor, the Society of Illustrators 2014 Founder’s Award,
                       the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2012 Portfolio Award,
                          the Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2015 Illustration Annual,
                    New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association 2015 Picture Book of the Year,
                               Huffington Post “Most Charming” Best Picture Books of 2014,
               Amazon Best Books of 2014: Ages 3-5, PBS Honorable Mention, Best Picture Books of 2014
           Winner of the Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec for outside Quebec books, Ages 0-5
            “Warmly illustrated… Curato, making his picture book debut, beautifully renders the images in
                               rich earth tones that are soft and smooth.”—New York Times
            “A bravura celebration of the healing effects of acceptance and friendship.”—Booklist (starred)
Little Elliot’s adventures deliver kind, positive messages about identity and friendship through the beautifully tinted, nostalgic
artwork of award-winning illustrator Mike Curato.
Mike Curato is an award-winning author-illustrator who, like Little Elliot, loves cupcakes.
Please visit                                 Plush toy available from MerryMakers!

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                                          J. J. Austrian,
                                          with illustrations by Mike Curato
                                          Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins, January 2016 (World English)
                                          Agent: Brenda Bowen

                                          Foreign Sales
                                          China: Beijing Baby Cube
                                          Taiwan: Linking

                                                “As in life, love conquers all.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

                                                “How do you explain a revolution to a young audience?
                          This book is a terrific start.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

    “[A] perfect match to deliver the simple story of two characters who just want to declare their love
                  and commit to each other.”—New York Times Sunday Book Review

When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next.
They get married!
But their friends want to know—who will
wear the dress?
And who will wear the suit?
The answer is: It doesn’t matter. Because
Worm loves Worm.
This irresistible picture book is a celebration
of love in all its splendid forms from debut
author J. J. Austrian and Mike Curato, the
acclaimed author-illustrator of the Little
Elliot series.

J. J. Austrian is a graduate of Hamline University’s masters of fine arts program in creative writing for children
and young adults. He lives in Minnesota with his family. This is his debut children’s book.

Mike Curato is also the creator of the popular Little Elliot series. He and his husband, Dan, were married in a very
wormy wedding. They live in New York City.

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                          David McPhail
                          Holiday House, August 2017
                          Agent: Faith Hamlin
                                 “Illustrations showing the targets of the grinning hugger’s affection
                                  make each new word absolutely clear. Winsome and astonishingly
                                 patient animals calmly endure the child’s enthusiastic attention. …
                                       Ideal for the newest of new readers…”—Kirkus Reviews

                          I hug my cat. I hug my dog. I hug my rock.

There are so many things to hug, each and every day. They include pets, family members, and cherished objects,
from special rocks to fluffy pillows. With darling illustrations and a simple text listing several embrace-worthy
items, celebrated author-illustrator David McPhail encourages young readers to give in to the urge to embrace the
world around them. Writing at Guided Reading Level A, beloved author-illustrator David McPhail reminds new
readers about all the huggable things we encounter every day.

David McPhail has written and illustrated more than 100 books for children, including the New York Times
bestselling When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff, When Papa Comes Home Tonight by Eileen Spinelli, as well as Mole
Music, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year; Pig Pig Returns; Waddles; and
Weezer Changes the World, which he wrote and illustrated.
                        Also available:
                        CRASH! THE CAT
                        Holiday House, September 2016 (World English)
                           “McPhail’s delicate illustrations gently underscore a focus on familial closeness
                                        and unwavering child-pet love.”—Publishers Weekly

                        “McPhail matches the short and sweet text with single-scene illustrations with a lot
                        of white space to capture the action…. Newly independent readers, cat lovers, and
                         McPhail’s many fans will enjoy Crash’s antics.”
                                      —School Library Journal
                                   BOY, BIRD, AND DOG and SICK DAY
                                                    Holiday House, 2011-2012
      “[A] tender pick for beginning readers”—Publishers Weekly
Loving friendships and caring for loved ones are the subjects of David
McPhail’s poignant, easy-to-read picture book on the “I Like To Read” series
for beginning readers ages 4 to 8.
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LUNCH, OR WHAT’S THAT? (Book 1) July 2015
FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY:                                BACKPACKS! (Book 2)               July 2015
Step-into-Reading series (4 books)                     LOOSE TOOTH! (Book 3)         January 2016
Julianne Moore                                         FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY AND
Random House Books for Young Readers,                    THE REALLY BIG VOICE (Book 4) July 2016
        2015-2017 (World English)                      MONSTER TIME (Book 5)            July 2017
Agent: Brenda Bowen
         Academy-Award winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Julianne Moore
                            brings us more adventures from Freckleface Strawberry!
From Academy Award–winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Julianne Moore comes everyone’s
favorite red-haired seven-year-old, with mishaps and giggles just right for the Step into Reading line of leveled
readers. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories—for children who recognize
familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Parents, teachers, and librarians alike will love this light-hearted way to talk to children about everyday questions
                            and situations that kids encounter at school. Young readers will take comfort in
                            knowing that what makes each kid different is also what makes them shine.

                           Julianne Moore is an Academy Award-winning actor and the author of eight books for
                           children, seven of them about a girl named Freckleface Strawberry, who is based on
                           Julianne herself as a child. “I was tiny, too,” she says, “and where I got my freckles from
                           was a mystery.” Freckleface Strawberry is illustrated by award-winning artist LeUyen
                           Pham and stars in two apps and a musical play.

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                        OTHER WORDS FOR HOME
                        Jasmine Warga
                        Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins, May 2019 (World English) Foreign Sales
                        Agent: Brenda Bowen                                    China: Beijing Yutian
                                                                               Czech: Argo
                                      “Poetic, immersive, hopeful.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

                             “[T]his powerful middle grade novel explores the complicated concepts of
                           war and corruption, home, family, belonging.”—School Library Journal (starred)

                            “Warga effectively shows… that ‘children who are fleeing from a war zone...
                                 want the same things all of us do—love, understanding, safety,
                                    a chance at happiness.’”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

  “[A] hope-filled story that doesn’t pander, but instead peels back layers of culture and identity, fear and
              prejudice, exile and belonging, all wrapped around a young Syrian girl—Jude.”
           —Jason Reynolds, award-winning, bestselling author of Ghost and Long Way Down

  “Through Jude’s eyes readers see firsthand what it is to leave behind one’s beloved home and family as
many refugees do every single day. Young readers will laugh with Jude, cry with her, and root for her every
                         step of the way. A beautiful, powerful, and necessary book.”
                   —Aisha Saeed, New York Times bestselling author of Amal Unbound
Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind her, all the way across the ocean
                      in Syria. But when things in her home town start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother
                      are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast
                      and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her
                      for starting school in the U.S.—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s
                      never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends,
                      a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude just might try out for. Maybe America,
                      too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, life-affirming story is
                      about losing and finding home, and most importantly, finding yourself.

                      Jasmine Warga is the author of the teen books Here We Are Now and My Heart and Other Black
                      Holes, which has been translated into over twenty languages. Please visit
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NATE EXPECTATIONS: Book 3 of the Nate series
                           Tim Federle
                           Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, September 2018 (World English)
                           Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                   “[A] wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly
                            recommended.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical Hamilton

                           “An exceptional swan song for a beloved character.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
                           When the news hits that E.T.: The Musical wasn’t nominated for a single Tony award—
                           not one!—the show closes, leaving Nate out of luck and out of a job. And while Nate’s
                           cast mates are eager to move on (the boy he understudies already landed a role on a
                           TV show!), Nate knows it’s back to square one, also known as Jankburg, Pennsylvania.
                           Where horror (read: high school) awaits.

Desperate to turn his life from flop to fabulous, Nate takes on a huge freshman English project with his BFF,
Libby: he’s gonna make a musical out of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. (What could possibly go… right.)
But when Nate’s New York crush ghosts him, and his grades start to slip, he finds the only thing harder than being
on Broadway is being in high school — especially when you’ve got a secret you’re desperate to sing out about.

The third and final novel in Tim Federle’s groundbreaking, Lambda Award-winning series, Nate Expectations is a
love letter to theater kids young and not-so-young – and for anyone who ever wondered if they could truly go
home again. Especially when going home means facing everything you thought you’d left behind.

                        Tim Federle discovered show tunes in elementary school and found Broadway as a
                        teenager. He is “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre”
                        (Huffington Post). The Nate series was recognized as winner of the Lambda Award, winner
                        of the Golden Kite Award, PW’s Best Children’s Book, New York Times and ALA Notable
                        Book. Tim’s works include the New York Times Notable Books young adult novel The
                        Great American Whatever, the worldwide bestselling cocktail guide Tequila Mockingbird, and
                        the popular Broadway musical “Tuck Everlasting.” Please visit

                        Also available: BETTER NATE THAN EVER (Book 1) and
                        FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE! (Book 2) (S&S, 2013-2014—World English)
                        Foreign Sales: China: Dolphin; Italy: Il Castoro

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                                                           Books 1 and 2 of the Royal Academy Rebels series
                                                           Jen Calonita
                                                           Sourcebooks, October 2018 and 2019 (World English)
                                                           Agent: Dan Mandel
                                                                  A brand new series from Jen Calonita,
                                                                      author of the award-winning
                                                                    Fairy Tale Reform School series!

                                                           “An unconventional princess-in-training questions the
                                                             status quo—and throws the kingdom for a loop.”
                                                                           —Kirkus Reviews

                          “Funny, charming, and rebellious.”—James Riley, New York Times bestselling
                               author of The Story Thieves series and the Revenge of Magic series

In Enchantasia, becoming a legendary prince or princess doesn’t happen overnight. Enter Royal Academy, the
training ground for the fairy tale leaders of tomorrow!

But Devin has major reservations about her new school and her royal future. How can she be a princess and the
best creature caretaker Enchantasia has ever seen? It doesn’t help that there’s something seriously weird about
RA’s headmistress. Olivina seems obsessed with preparing students for possible attacks from villains (“A royal
can’t rule when they’re stuck in a tower!”) Devin gets that being Snow White and Rapunzel’s fairy godmother has
probably made Olivina pretty paranoid, but anytime someone steps a toe out of line, Olivina becomes more of a
fairy nightmare than a fairy godmother.

                                Something isn’t right with this lady, and Devin is determined to find out what.
                                But what Devin discovers could change the fairy tale world forever...

                                Jen Calonita is the author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series (sold in 10
                                territories), and other books like Sleepaway Girls and I’m with the Band. Fairy Tale
                                Reform School and Royal Academy Rebels are her middle-grade series. She rules Long
                                Island, New York, with her husband, Mike; princes Tyler and Dylan; their
                                Chihuahua, Captain Jack Sparrow, but the only castle she’d ever want to live in is
                                Cinderella’s at Walt Disney World. Please visit

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                                                  Book 3 and 4 of the Fairy Tale Reform School series
                                                  Jen Calonita
                                                  Sourcebooks, March 2017 and 2018 (World English)
                                                  Foreign Sale
                                                  Russia: Exmo

                                                   “Charming fairy-tale fun.”—Sarah Mlynowski, author of the
                                                       New York Times bestselling Whatever After series

                                               “[C]reative mashup of the Grimms’ most famous characters.
   This whimsical tale is a surprising mixture of fable, fantasy, and true coming-of-age novel.”—Kirkus Reviews

                   Books 1 and 2 of the VIP series
                                      Jen Calonita
                             Little Brown Books for Young Readers,
                        December 2015 and July 2016 (World English)
                                                     Foreign Sales
                                                     Czech: Alpress
                                              Denmark: Høst & Søn

    “[The] high-energy, high-interest diary format interspersed
   with Mac’s comics keeps the pages turning.”—Kirkus Reviews

   “Cute boy banders? Backstage drama? And a butt-kicking comic book heroine?... [A]n all-access
    pass to fun! Don’t miss the debut of Jen Calonita’s delightful new series!”—Megan McCafferty

      “There’s a lot to like in this series starter: Mac’s voice, snippets of her graphic novel, the authenticity,
            the humor, and the pacing…. will entice fans of Dork Diaries.”—School Library Journal

   Previous foreign publishers of Jen Calonita
   Brazil: Record, Gente           France: AdA                         Japan: Shogakukan
   Bulgaria: Pan                   Germany: SchneiderBuch              Russia: NAH
   Czech: Alpress                  Poland: Jastar                      Turkey: Pegasus, Tramvay

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                          SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID
                          Candace Ganger
                         St. Martin’s Press, September 2019 (World English)
                         Agent: Dan Mandel
                                Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go.
                         Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her
                         hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember
                         him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage
                         her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates
                         her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids
                         friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her. Dew
                         respectfully requests a little more time to process the sudden loss of his parents. It’s
causing an avalanche of secret anxieties, so he counts on his trusty voice recorder to convey the things he can’t
otherwise say aloud. He could really use a friend to navigate a life swimming with pain and loss and all the lovely
moments in between. And then he meets Naima and everything’s changed—just not in the way he, or she,
expects. Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story
about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye.

Candace Ganger is a contributing writer for HelloGiggles. Aside from having past lives as a singer,
nanotechnology website editor, and world’s worst vacuum sales rep, she has ghostwritten fiction and award-
winning nonfiction bestsellers. Please visit
Also available:
                      St. Martin’s Press, July 2017 (World English)
                                  “Ganger alternates between Bash’s and Birdie’s perspectives, and
                                readers will be anxious for Birdie to realize Bash’s true identity, and
                                  for Bash to come forward to someone―anyone―with the truth….
                                 Hand to fans of Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places.”—Booklist

                         “Part love story, part page-turner, and part intricate character study. Ganger writes
                           her characters with great care, and the beautifully structured story is filled with
                         giant truths and tiny, perfect details. Falling for this book was quick, thrilling and,
                                   yes, inevitable.”—Corey Ann Haydu, author of OCD Love Story

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                           YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love
                           edited by Heather Demetrios
                           Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, December 2018 (World English)
                           Agent: Brenda Bowen

                           Foreign Sale
                           Spanish: Planeta Mexico

                           “There’s something for everyone in this collection, whether you’ve loved from a
                             distance or up close, or have been too afraid to love for fear of getting hurt.
                                  A moving choice for libraries serving teens.”—Booklist (starred)

    “Whether it is unrequited love, love that has become abusive, or the misery of being ghosted, this
      collection reaffirms that love is worth living for, that we must love ourselves first, and that,
                         thankfully, broken hearts do mend.”—Kirkus Reviews

             Letters from real teens answered with care by Becky Albertalli, Adi Alsaid, Libba Bray,
          Mike Curato, Heather Demetrios, Amy Ewing, Zach Fehst, Gayle Forman, Corey Ann Haydu,
             Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Nina LaCour, Kim Liggett, Kekla Magoon, Sarah McCarry,
                         Sandhya Menon, Cristina Moracho, Jasmine Warga, Ibi Zoboi

In this powerful collection, well-known YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the
dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. This book contains a no-holds-
barred, raw outpouring of the wisdom these authors have culled from mining their own hearts for the fiction they
write. Their responses are autobiographical, unflinching, and filled with love and hope for the anonymous teen
letter writers.

                                        Heather Demetrios is the author of several critically acclaimed novels,
                                        including Something Real, I’ll Meet You There, and Bad Romance, as well as The
                                        Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series.
                                        Please visit

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Foreign Sales
                      BAD ROMANCE                                           Brazil: Companhia das letras
                      Heather Demetrios                                     Italy: Il Castoro
                      Henry Holt for Young Readers,                         Romania: Herg Benet
                      June 2017 (World English)                             Spanish: Planeta Mexico
                      Agent: Brenda Bowen
                       “A pressing tale of the complicated ways love can go wrong. Like Speak, it is one
                               of those rare books that can have a real, lasting impact on readers,
                              and can start important conversations.”—Adi Alsaid, Let’s Get Lost

                      “[S]tark honesty and potent reminders that strong friends and a stronger will can be key
                       to freeing oneself when caught between a rock and a hard place.”—Publishers Weekly

“Bad Romance is a raw, honest, unrelenting novel. Demetrios writes with heartbreaking clarity about the
 way first love can turn from safe to dangerous, from beautiful to ugly. Brave, bold, and deeply felt, this
    book gets it in a profound way. I didn’t know I was waiting for a book like this, but it turns out,
                  I’ve needed it for a long time.”—Corey Ann Haydu, OCD Love Story

                                                                    THE DARK CARAVAN CYCLE
                                                                    Heather Demetrios
                                                                    Balzer + Bray/ HC, 2014-2017
                                                                    Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                                                    Foreign Sales
                                                                    Germany: dtv
                                                                    UK: Random House UK

               “[A]n intoxicating, richly realized realm of magic, politics, spirituality and history.”
                              —Kirkus Reviews (starred), Best Teen Books of 2014

 “Exquisite Captive transported me to a world that was beautiful and terrifying, sensuous and dark, and
             utterly unforgettable.”—Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter

       “A rich, unique world, full of characters who blaze as brightly as their tremendous powers—
            I was ensnared from the very first line!”—Sarah J. Maas, author of Throne of Glass

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                           Jasmine Warga
                           Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins, November 2017
                           Agent: Brenda Bowen
                           Foreign Sales
                           France: Hugo et cie
                           Slovakia: Ikar
                           UK: Hodder
                              “Intriguing, romantic, and honest, the book celebrates the new beginnings
                                       that can emerge from tragic endings.”—Publishers Weekly

                               “A well-executed family drama of the power of romantic and parental love,
                                        secrets, regrets, and new beginnings.”—Kirkus Reviews

       “An intense family drama that will pull readers in with poignancy, romance, and grief over lost
  relationships, all set to the beat of scattered song lyrics woven nicely through the narrative.”—Booklist
Taliah Sahar Abdallat lives and breathes music. Songs have always helped Tal ease the pain of never having known
her father. Her mother, born in Jordan and very secretive about her past, won’t say a word about who her dad
really was. But when Tal finds a shoebox full of old letters from Julian Oliver—yes, the indie rock star Julian
Oliver—she begins to piece the story together.

She writes to Julian, but after three years of radio silence, she’s given up hope. Then one day, completely out of the
blue, Julian shows up at her doorstep, and Tal doesn’t know whether to be furious or to throw herself into his arms.
Before she can decide, he asks her to go on a trip with him to meet her long-estranged family and to say good-bye to
his father, her grandfather, who is dying. Getting to know your father after sixteen years of estrangement doesn’t
happen in one car ride. But as Tal spends more time with Julian and his family, she begins to untangle her parents’
secret past and discovers a part of herself she never recognized before. By the acclaimed author of My Heart and Other
Black Holes, this is an intergenerational story of family and legacy and the way love informs both of those things. It’s
about secrets and the debt of silence. It’s about the power of songs. And most of all, it’s about learning how to say
hello. And good-bye.

Jasmine Warga is the author of My Heart and Other Black Holes, which has been translated into 23 languages. When she
was fifteen, she elected to write about Kurt Cobain for her research paper, forever cementing her obsession with
brooding music. Other Words for Home, her first middle-grade novel, will be published in Summer 2019.
Please visit

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                            Katie Sise
                            Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins, May 2018
                            Agent: Dan Mandel
                                                          Make clothes, not war

                                          A funny, romantic, and charming story of a fashionista
                                                     who gets sent to military school

                            Frankie Brooks knows what she wants in life: to become the world’s next great fashion
                            editor. All she needs to do is get into the elite American Fashion Academy in New
                            York City. If she gets in, her life plans will be going right on schedule. Anna Wintour,
                            watch out.

But after Frankie messes up one too many times—hey, it’s hard not to prioritize her acclaimed fashion blog above
all else—her parents come up with entirely different plans for her future: military school. How is Frankie, the least
athletic person in the world, who knows absolutely nothing about the military, going to survive a whole semester
at the famed—and feared—Academy?

With classmates who seem to be totally uninterested in her, a course load that’s even more difficult than her old
school’s, and the weird athletic War Games competition she has to join, Frankie finds that her life is way tougher
than it used to be. And no one, including her roommate, Joni, seems to understand Frankie at all.

As she learns how to cope with impossible military drills and intimidating specialized classes and is maybe even
falling for superhot and supersmart cadet Jack Wattson, can Frankie prove to everyone that being a fashionista
doesn’t mean she can’t succeed?

                        Katie Sise is an author, jewelry designer, and television host. She is also the author of
                        the young adult novels The Boyfriend App and The Pretty App, and the entrepreneurship
                        career guide Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real
                        Career, based on her successful jewelry design company, which has appeared in major
                        fashion magazines, including Vogue, W, Elle, Self, and many more.
                        Please visit
                        Also available: THE APP series (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2013-2015—World English)
                        Agent: Dan Mandel, Brenda Bowen. Foreign Sales: France: Panini
       “Sexy, irresistible, page-turning fun. You’re going to want a boyfriend app—right now!”
      —Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)
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                           Patrick Downes
                           Philomel Books for Children, May 2017
                           Agent: Brenda Bowen
                            “Downes subtly plumbs the depths of mental illness within the broader context
                                of relationship and self-awareness.... An intricate, unusual love story for
                                       readers attuned to compassion.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

                               “Through bewitching prose, idiosyncratic detail, and the presentation of
                                    a mind simultaneously on the edge of epiphany and exhaustion,
                            breakthrough and breakdown, Downes crafts a tender portrayal of both mental
                                illness and love itself. Part romance, part poetry, and part monologue,
                                           perceptive teens will devour this one.”—Booklist

 “A loving but honest treatment of mental illness, these words will sing off the page and into your heart.
                 No question: the world is a better place with Patrick Downes writing in it.”
                       —A. M. Jenkins, author of the Printz Honor Book Repossessed
Nest and Q walk through the city. Nest speaks and Q listens. Mile by mile, Nest tells Q about her life, her family,
her past…and her Chimaera, the beast that preys on her mind and causes her to lose herself. Q knows only that
his love for Nest runs deeper than the demon that plagues her thoughts, that he loves her in spite of—or perhaps
because of—the personal battle she fights every day. In this moving novel, Patrick Downes tells the story of a
mind at the edge of unraveling, held together by love and acceptance.

Originally from New York City, Patrick Downes splits his time between the United States and Canada. His first
book, Fell of Dark, received multiple starred reviews and was named to the New York Public Library’s 2015 Best
Books for Teens list and to Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Summer Books of 2015 list. Patrick writes for all ages.

                     Also available:
                     FELL OF DARK
                     Philomel Books for Children, May 2015
                                          Publishers Weekly Best Summer Read 2015
                               “A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into
                      the psychological disintegrations of two distinct characters.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

                                “[W]hether in an image or in a confused, despairing reaction to
                         an incomprehensible world… Downes’s vision will connect into an epiphany.”
                                                —Publishers Weekly (starred)
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                                      PICTURE BOOKS
                          BALLERINA GETS READY
                          Allegra Kent, illustrated by Catherine Stock
                          Holiday House, February 2016
                          Agent: Faith Hamlin
                           “[C]aptivating young readers with the art of ballet.”—School Library Journal

                            “Aspiring dancers should be easily drawn into Kent’s methodical detailing of
                                 even small moments of a dancer’s routine…”—Publishers Weekly

                                     “A magical mystery tour for ballet lovers.”—Kirkus Reviews

                                                     BALLERINA SWAN
                       Allegra Kent, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
                                                       Holiday House, February 2012
                                                                  Agent: Faith Hamlin
 “Like most good children’s books, Ballerina Swan is also a good adult book.”
                            —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker
Allegra Kent was one of the New York City Ballet’s most celebrated ballerinas,
dancing many roles created for her by George Balanchine. Her first children’s book was
Ballerina Swan. She lives in New York City.

                              YOU CAN’T TAKE A BALLOON INTO THE MUSEUM series
                              Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
                              Dial Books for Young Readers/ Penguin, Fall 2011 reissue       Foreign Sales
                              Agent: Faith Hamlin                                            China: Jieli
                                                                                             Taiwan: Taiwan Mac
                                                           ALA Notable Book Award
                              Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman is the author of the Superhero Joe! series. Robin
                              Preiss Glasser is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling children’s
                              book illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series. She was named Illustrator of the Year by
                              the Children’s Book Council in 2013.

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                                      Paul Czajak, illustrated by the Brothers Hilts Foreign Sales
                                      Mighty Media Press, March 2015                            China: Hachette Phoenix
                                      Agent: Brenda Bowen                                       Korea: Neungyule
                                                                                                Taiwan: Global Kids
                                           “[A] stylish and clever ode to the value of trying new things.”
                                                                —Publishers Weekly
                                      For illustration rights: Greenburger. For text rights: Mighty Media, via Letter Soup

                             THE INSOMNIACS
                             Karina Wolf, illustrated by the Brothers Hilts                   Foreign Sales
                                Putnam Books for Young Readers,                               China: Hachette Phoenix
                                August 2012 (World English)                                   Finland: Karisto
                                Agent: Brenda Bowen                                           France: Editions Naïve
                                                                                              Sweden: Bonnier Carlsen
                                         “A quietly magnificent paean to the wonder of nighttime and
                                                 the solidity of a family unit.”—Kirkus Reviews
                                The Brothers Hilts won the Founder’s Award from the Society of Illustrators
                                (New York) for best debut of the year. Ben (the older one) and Sean (the younger
                                one) work as a team illustrating, designing and constantly comparing to see whose
ideas are better. Please visit

                               WHERE’S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN?:
                               Book 2 of the WHERE’S WALRUS series
                                                     Stephen Savage
                                          Scholastic, August 2015 (World English)
                                                             Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                                                      Foreign Sale
                                                      China: Beijing Poplar Culture
“This charming book stands on its own and will be welcomed by readers new
 to Walrus as well as fans of the original.”—School Library Journal (starred)

          “Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Stephen Savage is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the highly acclaimed and award-winning picture
book Polar Bear Night, written by Lauren Thompson. He creates illustrations for a wide range of publications,
including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Newsweek. Please visit
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                                                                                     Chris Raschka
                                                                                     Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                                                                     CAN’T SLEEP (Scholastic, 1999)
                                                                                     THE BLUSHFUL HIPPOPATMUS
                                                                                     (Scholastic, 1996)
                                                                                     ARLENE SARDINE (Scholastic, 1998)
                                                                                     WAFFLE (Atheneum, 2001)
                                                                                     LIKE LIKES LIKE (DK, 1999)
                                                                                     SIMPLE GIFTS (Holt, 1998)

Chris Raschka was awarded the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy; he has also won the Caldecott Medal for
The Hello-Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and the Caldecott Honor for Yo? Yes!, which he both wrote and illustrated.
                                         Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka
                                          New York Review of Books, October 2014
                                                              Agent: Brenda Bowen
Chris Raschka has received a Caldecott Honor and two Caldecott Awards, the Ezra
Jack Keats Award and 5 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Awards. Vladimir
Radunsky has received New York Times Best Illustrated Book Awards and Bologna’s
“Critici in Erba.”

                                   IVAN: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
                                   Katherine Applegate,
                                   with illustrations by G. Brian Karas
                                      Clarion Books, October 2014 (World English)
                                      Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                      Foreign Sales
                                      China: Beijing Baby-Cube               Spanish: Oceano
                                      Korea: Darun                           Taiwan: Taosheng Publishing
                                                                New York Times bestseller
    Presenting the picture-book edition of the Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate’s many children’s books include the Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan
(sold in 11 foreign territories), the picture book The Buffalo Storm, and the bestselling Animorphs series. Please visit G. Brian Karas is the award-winning author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture
books. Please visit For illustration rights: Greenburger. For text rights: Pippin Properties.
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                     MIDDLE-GRADE / YOUNG READER
                      THE NINE LIVES OF JACOB TIBBS
                      Cylin Busby
                      Knopf Books for Young Readers, February 2016
                      Agent: Brenda Bowen
                      “With engrossing action and great character description and development, Busby has
                           created a story that will enthrall fans of animal fantasy.”—Booklist (starred)

                      “Emotional resonance and chockablock seafaring adventures combined with coming-of-age
                       themes takes this over the top… An outstanding choice.”—School Library Journal (starred)
                      Cylin Busby is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books for young readers,
including the paranormal young adult romance Blink Once (Bloomsbury, 2012), and her memoir, The Year We
Disappeared (co-written with her father, John Busby), which was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the Year, and a Cybils Award winner. Please visit
                                                                        BLUE MOUNTAIN
                                                                           Martine Leavitt
                  Margaret Ferguson Books/FSG (US), Groundwood (Canada), October 2014
                                                                 Agent: Brenda Bowen

   “The lyrical prose and gravity of Tuk’s quest lend a mythic feel to this memorable
                      and graceful story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
Martine Leavitt is the author of award-winning novels for young adults, including My Book
of Life by Angel, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the
National Book Award; and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award.
Please visit
                                                                  READY, SET, DOGS! series
                                                                  Stephanie Calmenson & Joanna Cole,
                                                                  illustrated by Heather Ross
                                                                  Henry Holt, 2013-2015 (World English) Foreign Sale
                                                                  Agent: Brenda Bowen                         Italy: Mondadori
                                                                  Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole are friends
                                                                  who have written many children’s books individually
                                                                  and as a team, including the bestselling, award-
                                                                  winning Magic School Bus franchise.
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                                       FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE! (Book 2)
                                       Tim Federle
                                          S&S Books for Young Readers, 2013-2014 (World English)
                                          Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                          Foreign Sales
                                          China: Dolphin
                                          Italy: Il Castoro
                                                   PW Best Children’s Book of 2013, NYT Notable Book,
                                                     Top Ten YA Fiction list of 2013, ALA Notable Book
                                                          for Children, Winner of Golden Kite Award
Tim Federle discovered show tunes in elementary school and found Broadway as a teenager. Nate Expectations,
the third and final volume, will be published in 2018. Please visit

                   THE FAIRY BELL SISTERS series
     Margaret McNamara, with illustrations by Julia Denos
                 Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins, 2013-2014 (6-book series)
                                                      Agent: Faith Hamlin
“[W]himsical details of fairy life gives the [series] …
  its gentle warmth and humor.”—Publishers Weekly
Foreign Sales: Israel: Sefer Lakol, Japan: Rironsha, UK: HarperCollins
Margaret McNamara is the pen name for Brenda Bowen, who has
written more than 40 books for children.

                                                           HERBERT’S WORMHOLE:
                                                           A Novel in Cartoons
                                                           Peter Nelson,
                                                           with illustrations by Rohitash Rao
                                                        HarperCollins Children’s, 2009-2013 (3-book series)
                                                        Agent: Brenda Bowen          Foreign Sales
                                                                                     Brazil: Devir
                                                                                     Korea: Crayon House
                                                              “[A]musing cartoon drawings and zany
                                                              adventures…”—School Library Journal
Peter Nelson is a screenwriter. Rohitash Rao is an animator and director. Please visit
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                                YOUNG ADULT / TEEN
                    ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES
                    Lindsay Ribar
                    Kathy Dawson Books/ Penguin Random House, June 2016 (World English)
                    Agent: Brenda Bowen
                    Foreign Sales
                    Bulgaria: Orange
                    Taiwan: Sharp Point
                                               One of Entertainment Weekly’s
                                 “27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now”

   “Ribar balances weighty moral dilemmas with the unusual adventures of a teen who has the power to
   manipulate those around him…. Fast-paced and unpredictable, the plot seamlessly balances a summer
   romance with well-crafted paranormal suspense. A fresh and substantive story about family, love, and
                  deciding who you want to be in the world.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

                                      THE ART OF WISHING duology
                                      Lindsay Ribar
                                      Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013-2014 (World English)
                                      Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                      Foreign Sales
                                      Germany: Piper
                                      Thailand: Amarin
                                             “[A] well-rounded combination of humor, romance and
                                                     paranormal suspense.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Genies for the modern age, with passion, darkness, and heart. I loved it!”—Tamora Pierce, author of Mastiff

Lindsay Ribar works in publishing by day and is a concert fanatic by night. She lives in New York City, where she
shares her apartment with far too many CDs. Please visit

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                      Laura Stampler
                      Simon Pulse, July 2016
                      Agent: Dan Mandel
                      Foreign Sale
                      Russia: Rosman
                      Recommended best new book by Teen Vogue and Seventeen, and RT Book Reviews;
                                         featured in Entertainment Weekly and USA Today

                        “Stampler flavors her writing with a nice ironic wit that nearly turns the story into
                               a comedy… [F]or lovers of The Devil Wears Prada.”—Kirkus Reviews
Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist,
reporting on a wide range of topics for Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and The Nation, among others.
                                                             HOW TO DISAPPEAR
                                                              Ann Redisch Stampler
                                             Simon Pulse, June 2016 (World English)
                                                                Agent: Brenda Bowen
        “[A] game of cat and mouse with an end that will leave you gasping.”
                        —April Henry, author of Girl Stolen

         “A girl on the run and the boy sent to kill her are on an inevitable
       collision course in an adrenaline-soaked thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of two teen novels, Where It Began and Afterparty, as
well as picture books; she was recognized as an Aesop Accolade winner, Sydney Taylor Honor and Notable books, a
National Jewish Book Awards finalist and winner. Please visit
                     FALTER KINGDOM
                     Michael J. Seidlinger
                     The Unnamed Press, August 2016 (World English)
                     Agent: Matt Bialer
                     Named as a best new book by, Chicago Review of Books, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn
                          “High school is a time of endless exorcisms, and Michael J. Seidlinger captures
                                   the demon-expelling days of senior year in Falter Kingdom with
                                 tenderness and honesty.”—Idra Novey, author of Ways to Disappear
                     Michael J. Seidlinger is the author of, most recently, The Fun We’ve Had. He serves as Electric
                     Literature’s Book Reviews Editor, as well as Publisher-in-Chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms.
                     Please visit
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                       Jasmine Warga
                       Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins, February 2015
                       Agent: Brenda Bowen
                       Foreign Sales
                       Brazil: Rocco                        Hungary: Kossuth                 Romania: Herg Benet
                       Bulgaria: Hermes                     Israel: Armchair                 Russia: AST
                       China: Shanghai 99                   Indonesia: PT Gramedia           Spain: PRH Spain
                       Czech: Argo                          Italy: Mondadori                 Taiwan: Crown
                       Denmark: Nyt Nordisk                 Korea: Prunsoop                  Thailand: Legend
                       Estonia: Paikese Kirjastus           Lithuania: Alma Littera          Turkey: Pegasus
                       France: Hugo et cie.                 Netherlands: Karakter            Ukraine: Vivat
                       Germany: S. Fischer                  Poland: Burda                    UK: Hodder Children’s
     Der Spiegel bestseller. Film rights optioned by Paramount, with Anonymous Content producing.
                “A fearless, taboo-busting debut, sensitive and authentic…”—Gavin Extence
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death, but she’s not sure she has the courage to
do it alone until she meets Roman, a teenage boy who is also looking for a partner. As they slowly start to fill in each
other’s broken lives, Aysel must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can
discover the potential of their energy together.
Jasmine Warga received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Lesley University, Massachusetts,
and briefly worked as a science teacher. Please visit

                                                                         Martine Leavitt
              Margaret Ferguson Books/FSG (US), Groundwood (Canada), November 2015
                                                                     Agent: Brenda Bowen
                                                                              Foreign Sale
                                                             China: Beijing Tianxue Culture
         “Equal parts coming-of-age tale, survival adventure, and love story…
                        outstanding.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Calvin sets out on a dangerous trek, believing that he will be
cured if he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final Calvin & Hobbes comic strip.
Martine Leavitt is the author of 10 novels and has been published in 7 territories.
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