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Children’s

Publishing

Frankfurt 2015


Bloomsbury Children’s Rights: Who’s Who

Joanna Everard – Rights Director

Nordic countries

joanna.everard@bloomsbury.com

Flavia Esteves – International Rights Manager

(maternity cover for Alice Grigg)

France, Germany, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Greece

flavia.esteves@bloomsbury.com

Allison Cole – International Rights Manager

Netherlands, Italy, Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, US

allison.cole@bloomsbury.com

Nova Hekne – Rights Assistant

Israel, Middle East

Nova.Hekne@bloomsbury.com

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 5600

www.bloomsbury.com

ALL ARTWORK FOR TITLES NOT YET PUBLISHED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Front and back cover artwork is taken from The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth, written by Hollie Hughes

and illustrated by Leigh Hodgkinson


CONTENTS

2 PRE-SCHOOL

8 ACTIVITY BOOKS

21 DIGITAL

22 PICTURE BOOKS

42 NON-FICTION

55 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY UK

71 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY US

86 BLOOMSBURY SPARK

88 HIGH-LOW FICTION


PRE-SCHOOL


Pre-school

Santa’s Busy Day

Today is a big day for Santa! With this gorgeous mirror board

book young readers can help him get ready for the most

magical event of the year

∙ Wake up Santa, it’s Christmas Eve! Join Santa as he visits the

elves, watches the penguin race and prepares his sledge for a

big journey

∙ The surprise mirror at the end of this festive tale will make this a

stand out title in the Christmas market

∙ Beautiful artwork that’s perfect for pre-schoolers

OCTOBER 2016

BOARD BOOK WITH MIRROR | £6.99 | 16PP | 203 x 178mm

BOARD + MIRROR | 0+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Pre-school

I Wish I Were ...

The perfect board books for all aspiring little pirates and princesses, fairies and dinosaurs!

∙ With chunky novelties and lots of fun things to spot, children will love pulling tabs, lifting flaps and moving sliders in this brand new

series of board books that are the perfect size for little hands

∙ Smriti Prasadam-Halls has been a children’s writer for more than ten years and has written several children’s books, including the

bestselling Jingle Jangle Jungle, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

∙ Bright, bold illustrations from Sarah Ward. The I Wish I Were board books are Sarah’s first books for Bloomsbury

∙ Coming soon: I Wish I Were a Fairy and I Wish I Were a Dinosaur

MAY 2016 MAY 2016

BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 10PP | 180 x 180MM | BOARD + MULTI-NOVELTY | 0+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Pre-school

My Feelings Board Book

Molly Potter

An engaging boardbook edition with tabs to explore different emotions

with your child

∙ Are you feeling happy, sad, excited, worried, shy, scared, or grumpy? Do you

know why? This book will introduce emotions and show children how to talk

about, share, cope, and understand their feelings. Includes lovely illustrations

that will make your child smile, frown, or jump for joy

∙ Tabbed pages separate each emotion and feeling for easy access

∙ Beautiful illustrations will make this learning experience

fun!

∙ A real discussion book, ideal for the car, the sofa, or

bedtime

JUNE 2016

BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 16PP | 237 X 237MM | BOARD + TABS | 3+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Wipe Clean Writing Board Books

Learn to write by tracing first words and then wiping clean: you can practice again and again and again!

∙ Children will love these first writing board books. They can trace the letters and if they change their minds as they write, or make a

mistake, they can wipe clean and start again!

∙ A brilliant activity book to share with your child

∙ My First Wipe Clean Writing series includes popular themes such as Baby Animals, Dinosaurs, Things That Go!, and Farm

SEPTEMBER 2016 SEPTEMBER 2016 SEPTEMBER 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016

BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 16PP | 200 x 200MM | BOARD + WIPE CLEAN | 0+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Pre-school

Baby Look and Feel

Teach your baby their first words with these bright, fun-to-touch board

books!

∙ Little fingers will love exploring these playful and interactive books, packed with

glossy, textured pictures and first words

∙ Launching with two titles in September 2015, and two titles in early 2016

∙ Touch-and-feel to learn first words

∙ Features glossy, textured panels which little fingers will love to touch

ALSO AVAILABLE:

BOARDBOOK | £4.99 | 10PP |

160 X 160mm |

Board + Touch and Feel | 0+

RIGHTS SOLD:

WALES: BABY LOOK AND FEEL

FARM, BABY LOOK AND FEEL

HOME

NORWAY: BABY LOOK AND FEEL

Animals, BABY LOOK AND FEEL

THINGS THAT GO

FEBRUARY 2016 FEBRUARY 2016

Carry and Play

Your baby will love these fun board books, designed with a handle for

little hands to hold

∙ The Carry and Play series launches in autumn 2015 with two Christmas titles

and one Halloween-themed title. A spring-themed title and I Love You will

follow in 2016

∙ Fun, seasonal themes

∙ Bright and brilliant with foil-stamped covers

OCTOBER 2015

BOARDBOOK | £4.99 | 10PP | 160 X 160mm | Board + Handle | 0+

RIGHTS sold:

WALES: CARRY AND PLAY CHRISTMAS, Snowman

OCTOBER 2015 January 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

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Pre-school

Lift and Look

Take children on their first adventures as they start exploring different topics

∙ Lift the flaps and discover stories on young children’s favourite topics, including Garden, School,

Dinosaurs and Space

∙ Bloomsbury’s Lift and Look board books are packed full of large cut-out flaps, especially designed for little hands

∙ They also feature bright and beautiful illustrations and fun, engaging text which children will adore

∙ Launching with four new titles in 2016

JANUARY 2016 JANUARY 2016 MAY 2016 SEPTEMbER 2016

BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 12PP | 180 X 180mm | board + flaps | 0+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Lift-the-flap Friends

Bloomsbury’s Lift-the-flap Friends board books are packed full of fun flaps and gorgeous illustrations which young

children will love. Available in a range of fun topics, including Dinosaurs, Fairies, Princesses and Pirates

∙ A delightful new lift-the-flap series, perfect for teaching children their first words

∙ Beautiful illustrations combined with short, simple and engaging text makes learning first words fun

∙ Lift-the-flap Friends launches with Fairy and Dinosaurs in 2016, with Pirates and Princess following in 2017

october 2016 OCtober 2016 FEBRUARY 2017 FEBRUARY 2017

BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 14PP | 200 X 200mm | Board + Flaps | 2+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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My First Experience Activity and Sticker Book

Two exciting new titles in the My First Experience series: My First Day at School and My First Going to a Party

A perfect way for all children to learn about the exciting firsts in life, as they happen. From their first day at school to

going to their first party, hours of fun first experiences await!

∙ Beautifully illustrated with easy text and activities

∙ Full of colouring, drawing, writing, spotting and sticking activities for everyday firsts

∙ Hours of fun to help children talk about their new experiences

MARCH 2017

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP | 276 x 216mm | 3 +

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

My First Languages Activity and Sticker Book

Fantastic new sticker books for young readers to learn everyday words in French and Spanish

∙ With amazing illustrations and everyday words, these books introduce children to their first foreign languages

∙ Wonderful stickers and illustrations help children tackle first words, guided by thematic scenes that bring the world of language to life

∙ Includes a list of more difficult words as well as phonetic help with pronunciation

∙ Hours of stickering fun while learning a language too – so every child can impress their friends!

JULY 2017 JULY 2017

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP | 305 x 238mm | 3 +

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Self-Destructing Science Activity Books

Warning: these books will self-destruct! Packed full of fun and exciting projects using the pages themselves, these books

will have you tearing, folding, cutting, experimenting and scribbling as you learn

∙ Packed full of hands-on science activities for children, designed to make science accessible and exciting

∙ Amazing illustrations throughout from the wonderful Nikalas Catlow

∙ Easy-to-follow text and instructions which will help children to perform their own science experiments

∙ Fun and educational, this series will keep readers entertained for hours

April 2016

COMING SOON

FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 3+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Seek and Find

Search, seek and find speedy cheetahs, jolly red Santas,

ferocious dinosaurs, and much, much more! Seek and Find

is packed full of eye-popping artwork and awesome facts

for endless seeking fun!

∙ Vibrant and eye-popping artwork create hours of seeking and

finding fun

∙ Interesting facts and exciting information dotted throughout

∙ Key links to educational topics

∙ Five books in the series planned

JANUARY 2016

PAPERBACK | £4.99

24PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

AUGUST 2016 OCTOBER 2016

JANUARY 2017

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Activity and Sticker

Books

Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring,

doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls

alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful

illustrations which children and parents will find very hard

to resist. Ideal for providing entertainment at home or on

the move!

∙ Perfect for boys and girls aged 3+

∙ 4 full pages of stickers in every activity book, with between 200

and 350 stickers

∙ 26 bright and beautifully illustrated titles to choose from

∙ Possibility for various bind-up options – please enquire!

MAY 2016

PAPERBACK | £4.99

32PP + 4pp stickers | 305 X 238MM | 3+

coming soon

FEBRUARY 2016 APRIL 2016 MAY 2017

RIGHTS SOLD:

France: My Spring, My Santa’s Workshop, My First Christmas, MY FOOTBALL, MY GARAGE

Greece: My Spring, My Seaside, My Pink Princess, My Fabulous Pink Fairy, My Mermaid, My Pretty Pink Ballet, My Things that

Go, My Zoo Animals, My Swashbuckling Pirate, My Christmas, My Jolly Red Santa, MY SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Sweden: My Swashbuckling Pirate, My Pretty Pink Princess

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Sticker Activity Books

Provide hours of stickering and activity fun for boys and girls. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful

illustrations, perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!

∙ Format for younger readers – 8 full pages of larger stickers for younger hands

∙ 16 brilliant themes to choose from

∙ Every book is packed full of stickers

∙ Possibility for various bind-up options – please enquire!

MARCH 2016 MARCH 2016

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 16PP + 8PP Stickers | 276 X 216MM | 3+

Rights Sold:

Greece: My Colours, My Car and Things that Go, My Farm Animals, My Under the Sea, My Shapes, My Counting

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Write Your Own Story

Children can tell their own amazing stories with these wonderful sticker and writing books. They can use the stickers to

decide what will happen next and how their magical, terrifying and out-of-this-world tales will end!

∙ Also features completed stories to add fun stickers to

∙ Hundreds of stickers in every book

∙ Handy, portable format

APRIL 2015

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP stickers | 276 X 216MM | 3+

RIGHTS SOLD: ROMANIA

Sticker Story Books

Write your own amazing stories with these fun sticker storybooks

∙ These brilliant activity books are packed full of colourful illustrations and stickers to help you write

stories

∙ The first sentence of every story has been written for you, but children will need to decide what will

happen and how their amazing tales will end

∙ Also features two completed stories to add fun stickers to

∙ Over 100 stickers for hours of stickering fun

ALSO AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £4.99

24PP + 6PP Stickers

305 X 238MM | 3+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Look and Learn Fun

ALSO AVAILABLE

Fun early learning activity books, packed full of stickers. Learn to write by tracing over

numbers and letters, practise your ABCs, counting to ten and much more

∙ Look and Learn Fun launched with new titles in January 2015, followed by two more in July 2015.

∙ More titles to come next year!

∙ In a handy, portable format

AUGUST 2016 AUGUST 2016

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP stickers | 276 X 216MM | 4+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

My First Colouring

Have fun colouring in baby animals, dinosaurs, things that go and much more with this brilliant series, each book packed

full of stickers

∙ Clear and easy pictures to colour with coloured versions of each picture for the child to use as a colouring guide

∙ Includes over 300 amazing stickers in every book for hours of fun!

PAPERBACK | £3.99 | 32PP + 2PP Stickers | 276 x 216mm | 3+

RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

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My Lovely Book

Use the lovely pages and elements of this book to design and create your own

special note-book!

∙ It’s all yours to note, draw, stick, and keep safe all your special things

∙ Beautifully illustrated pages in an easy, portable format

∙ The ideal gift for yourself – and all your friends will want one too!

APRIL 2016

PAPERBACK | £5.99

128PP | 210 X 148MM | 8+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

My ... By Me

A perfect place to record everything about the people you love. Draw their face, describe their day, list their favourite

foods and more!

∙ Over 350 stickers in each book

∙ Two Titles available: My Mum By Me and My Best Friend By Me

ALSO AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP stickers | 276 X 216MM | 3+

RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE, ROMANIA

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My Gorgeous Girls Colouring

Book and My Brilliant Boys

Colouring Book

A brilliant series of colouring books covering all your favourite subjects

∙ Hours of fabulous colouring in fun

∙ All you need are your best crayons and felt pens

∙ Plus stickers as extras to decorate your colouring

ALSO AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £3.99 | 32PP +4PP STICKERS | 305 x 238mm | 3+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Doodle and Colour

Doodling and colouring combined with lots of fun stickers for children with creative minds!

∙ Each book is full of themed activities, doodles and stickers to provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for

boys and girls

∙ Enchanting, eye-catching, glossy covers that every parent and child will want to pick up

∙ This book includes over 200 stickers for hours of stickering fun!

MY MONSTER:

PAPERBACK | £3.99

32PP + 2PP STICKERS

305 X 238 MM | 3+

MY CHRISTMAS:

PAPERBACK | £4.99

32PP + 4PP STICKERS

305 X 238 MM | 3 +

RIGHTS SOLD:

GREECE: MY CHRISTMAS

My FANTASTIC Doodle

and Draw Book:

PAPERBACK | £3.99

32PP + 2PP STICKERS

305 X 238MM | 3+

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Let’s Draw Animals

Have fun learning to draw with this brilliant drawing and colouring book!

∙ This amazing drawing and colouring book is so much fun! Learn how to draw all your

favourite animals!

∙ Beautiful, bright and brilliant, full-colour illustrations on every page

∙ Includes over 350 stickers for hours of stickering fun

COMING SOON

APRIL 2016

PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 128PP

305 X 238MM | 3+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP | 305 X 238MM | 3+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Draw It!

Sally Kindberg

These fantastic books have weird and wonderful doodles for every occasion.

Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, they are packed full of fun

and wacky things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every child from age

6 – 106 drawing away!

∙ Each book includes between 100 and 200 stickers

∙ Iconic, stylish illustrations by Sally Kindberg

∙ Available in 2 formats – a larger standard format (Draw It!, Christmas, Monsters) and

a smaller format (London, Animals, Pirates and Dinosaurs)

MAY 2016

ALSO AVAILABLE

Standard Format: PAPERBACK | £8.99 | 112pp + 4pp stickers | 297 X 210MM | 6+

smaller Format: PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 160PP + 4pp stickers | 190 X 153mm | 6+

RIGHTS SOLD: COMPLEX CHINESE

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Fairytale Sticker Scenes

Tell traditional fairytale stories in brilliant sticker scenes!

∙ 8 pages of stickers in every book to bring your fairytale stories to life

∙ 6 traditional fairytales to choose from

∙ Each book includes between 200 and 350 stickers

PAPERBACK | £4.99

16PP + 8pp stickers | 305 X 238MM | 3+

RIGHTS SOLD:

Greece: My Cinderella, My Jack and the

Beanstalk, MY SNOW WHITE, MY THREE LITTLE PIGS

Activity Book Packs

The ultimate pack of amazing

activities, superb stickers, dynamic

doodles and creative colouring

∙ Each pack contains sticker activity

books and draw, doodle and colour

books

∙ Each box set contains over 300

stickers

BOX SET | £9.99 | 192 x 152 x 26MM

RIGHTS SOLD:

CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED)

Activity Book Bind-Ups

Bind-ups of our bestselling sticker activity books to create bumper editions

∙ Bumper editions with 112 pages and over 1000 stickers

PAPERBACK | £9.99 | 112PP +8pp | 276 X 216MM | 3+

All Rights available

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Activity Book Apps

These brilliant new apps are brimming full of activities, from drawing, doodling and colouring in, to spot the difference

and memory games – with tons of stickers to apply. Children can create their very own sticker scenes, stories and

drawings and have fun saving them too

∙ Available for all Apple iPad devices

∙ Featured in The Guardian’s ‘Top 20 Apps of the Week’ and in The Bookseller as ‘App of the Week’

∙ Five apps available

∙ We produce the foreign language app on your behalf – all we need is translated text!

BLOOMSBURY DIGITAL

£2.99 | 2+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE’

Farm Activity Things That Fairy Activity Pirate Activity Princess

Go Activity

Activity

Telling the Time App

A fantastic resource for helping children learn to tell the time, taking them from the basics right through to solving word

problems

∙ The app provides valuable and fun support for children who are learning to tell the time. They

feature lots of interactive practice of o’clock, days of the week and months of the year. Children are

helped to interpret times on both interactive, analogue and digital clocks, moving on to half past,

quarter to and past, and five minute intervals

∙ These exciting new quiz apps have strong curriculum and pedagogic values, as well as being

extremely engaging and rewarding. Questions are provided in audio as well as text form, perfect

for home and classroom settings

Music Express Online

Music Express – the primary class teacher’s easy answer to ‘how do I teach

music?’ is now available online. It provides everything needed to deliver the

curriculum week by week PLUS has a treasure trove of great songs, activities

and resources.

∙ Full resources for teaching music from Early Years to age 11

∙ Easy-to-use materials that support teachers with little or no musical experience

∙ A scheme of work and resources for whole class ukulele teaching

∙ Backing, teaching and performance tracks with synchronised lyric displays on screen

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picture books

Wolfish Stew

Suzi Moore

Erica Salcedo

Once there was a rabbit whose name was Grey

And he went to the woods to pick berries one day …

∙ Brilliantly clever story, perfect for fans of The Gruffalo (Macmillan)

and Rosie's Walk (Bodley Head)

∙ Suzi's first picture book, Little One's Bedtime (Simon &

Schuster) was published in 2011. Suzi is also the author of

the charming Two Little Bears (Bloomsbury) and this time she’s

back with even more imaginative fun

∙ Illustrated by exciting new picture book talent, Erica Salcedo

MAY 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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picture books

The Truth According to Arthur

Tim Hopgood

David Tazzyman

Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today

Arthur did something he shouldn't have. Arthur knows he's done wrong but will

he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up or hide it ...? What would

YOU do? What will Arthur do? Find out in this fresh and funny take on a common

childhood predicament – to tell the truth or to tell a little fib

March 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

ALSO AVAILABLE

∙ A fabulously funny picture book for encouraging honesty – ideal for little ones

who are just starting to experiment with telling the truth

∙ Illustrated by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the internationally

recognised Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton, which have sold in 32

languages and won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize

∙ Tim Hopgood won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging

Illustrator and was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal

The Famishing Vanishing

Mahoosive Mammoth

Hollie Hughes

Leigh Hodgkinson

JULY 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 268 x 268mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

A mahoosive mammoth one morning awoke

and groaned to his friend:

My word, it’s no joke!

I need to find something to eat and real quick.

I’m feeling quite weak and terribly sick

And so begins the tale of the famishing vanishing mahoosive mammoth – a

hairy beast who simply can’t think of anything but his tummy

∙ A funny rhyming picture book about a hairy mammoth with a mahoosive appetite –

guaranteed to delight fans of Julia Donaldson and provide oodles of fun and laughter

∙ With artwork by the fabulous Leigh Hodgkinson – the talent behind picture books

such as Colin and the Snoozebox (Orchard), Goldilocks and Just the One Bear (Nosy

Crow), and Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Bloomsbury). She is also an award-winning

animator, and a director of the BAFTA Award-winning series, Charlie and Lola.

∙ Hollie Hughes is a talented new picture book author. Having three children of her

own, she is perfectly tuned into the reading habits and tastes of young children. The

Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth is Hollie’s debut picture book and there’ll

be lots more to come!

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picture books

We’re Going on an

Egg Hunt

Laura Hughes

Join the Easter bunnies on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter

egg hunt

∙ The perfect Easter gift – with ten eggs to find and count, and liftthe-flap

surprises along the way. Do watch out for the obstacles

and even a wolfish surprise!

∙ Laura Hughes is an exciting young London-based illustrator and

this is her first book with Bloomsbury

∙ Gorgeous, sparkly cover

FEBRUARY 2016

Hardback | £10.99 | 255 x 255mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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picture books

Goodnight World

Debi Gliori

NOVEMBER 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 300 x 237mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

ALSO AVAILABLE

A soothing bedtime rhyme from the much loved and

bestselling author/illustrator Debi Gliori:

Goodnight ice and goodnight snow,

Goodnight lights above, aglow

∙ Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to – ships,

animals, plants, toys and, of course, the sun – in this beautifully

illustrated rhyming text, perfect for bedtime

∙ Debi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin has been shortlisted for the

2015 Red House Children’s Book Award

∙ A magically rhythmic bedtime book that will calm and comfort

children in the evenings

∙ Fresh, new art style with a loose charcoal line, sweeping strokes

and beautiful watercolours

∙ Prolific author/illustrator – over 80 books published

∙ Debi’s No Matter What is a modern classic

Debi Gliori is a much loved and bestselling author of over 80 books

for children, including the bestselling No Matter What (Bloomsbury)

and the Mr Bear series (Orchard). Debi lives near Edinburgh

and has twice been writer in residence in the Shetland Isles. Her

favourite colour is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of

blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and

warm ultramarine blue

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picture books

Little Owl’s Egg

Debi Gliori

Alison Brown

Little Owl doesn’t want Mummy to have another baby owl! A heart-warming tale

about a new sibling from a bestselling author and illustrator pairing

∙ Addresses fear of a new sibling in a charming, funny way

∙ New, exciting and commercial combination of award-winning and bestselling author

and illustrator! This is the first picture book Debi has written for someone else to

illustrate

∙ Beautiful, soft artwork complements the themes of love and family – gives the aah

factor without sentimentality

∙ Alison Brown’s I Love You Night and Day was a New York Times bestseller and Debi

Gliori’s No Matter What has become a modern classic

OCTOBER 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

I’ll Never Let You Go

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Alison Brown

A gift book for all occasions, perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You

∙ From the author and illustrator of I Love You Night and Day, which has been translated

into nine languages, and has now sold 60,000 copies in the English language. Last

year, I Love You Night and Day was #1 on the Publishers Weekly kids bestseller list,

#1 on the Barnes & Noble juvenile bestseller list and #7 on Wall Street Journal’s

overall adult and kids fiction bestseller list

∙ With reassuring words offering a message of unconditional love, and illustrations

bursting with exuberance, warmth and humour, I’ll Never Let You Go is the perfect gift

for loved ones of all ages and guaranteed to be a favourite for years to come

∙ Makes an ideal gift book for christenings, Valentine’s Day and other celebrations. Fans

of Guess How Much I Love You (Walker) will be enchanted

∙ Beautifully conceived illustrations with a loose line, delicate touch and oodles of

charm

FEBRUARY 2016

Hardback | £10.99 | 274 x 245mm

RIGHTS SOLD:

AFRIKAANS, FInland, FRANCE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE),

CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE),

GERMANY, KOREA, ROMANIA, SLOVENIA,

SPAIN

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

By The Light of the Moon

Tom Percival

Ivan finds his new house strange and can’t sleep. Then a shimmering light takes

him on a magical nighttime adventure, and shows him that soon the new house

will feel like home

∙ A gently emotional story to reassure children’s fears about moving house

∙ Vibrant, colourful, multimedia artwork with exquisitely delicate touches and plenty of

detail for children to pore over again and again

OCTOBER 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 300 X 237MM

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE),

FRANCE, GERMANY, KOREA, THE

NETHERLANDS, SLOVENIA

∙ Children will love the magical friend Ivan makes, and identify with Ivan and his feelings

about the new house

ALSO AVAILABLE

The Great Dragon Bake Off

Nicola O’Byrne

At the Ferocious Dragon Academy, dragons-in-training learn the arts of bone

crunching and teeth sharpening. But there is one dragon who harbours a

passion for a most undragon-like pastime … On your marks, get set … BAKE!

∙ Fabulously funny, imaginative and highly original

JULY 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

∙ Nicola was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration.

In 2014, she won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Open Very Carefully

(Nosy Crow). This is Nicola's third book with Bloomsbury, her first two being Two Little

Bears, written by Suzi Moore and My Little Star, written by Mark Sperring

∙ For fans of The Great British Bake Off

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

I’m a Girl!

Yasmeen Ismail

A heartfelt and wonderfully energetic celebration of being

who we are and not conforming to gender stereotypes. Who

says that pink is for girls and blue is for boys?

∙ At last a picture book that flies in the face of gender stereotyping

and celebrates boys and girls being who they are and not who

they feel they should be

∙ Timely publication as the campaign to stop gender stereotyping

in both children’s books and toys gathers pace

∙ Full of energy and laugh-out-loud funny, another picture book

to charm and delight from Yasmeen Ismail, winner of the

V&A Illustration Award 2014 and shortlisted illustrator for the

Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Paperback | £6.99 | 255 x 255mm

RIGHTS SOLD:

CATALAN, FRANCE and SPAIN

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

ARABIC, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE, KOREA

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

First Day at Bug School

Sam Lloyd

Welcome to Bug School! Don’t be nervous on your first day – it’s lots of fun.

Learn creeping with the spiders and singing with the crickets, count spots with

the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in PE with the fleas!

∙ A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed! Sure to

allay first-day-at-school fears

AUGUST 2017

Hardback | £11.99 | 268 X 268MM

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∙ Kids will love discovering just how fun school can be!

∙ Sam Lloyd, who has sold over half a million books in the UK alone, also has three

books in the successful Yikes! series (Yikes, Stinkysaurus!, Yikes, Ticklysaurus! and

Yikes, Santa-Claws)

∙ Mini beasts and bugs are a perennial favourite – there are lots of tiny details for kids

to pore over

Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch!

John Kelly

Meet the Beastly Pirates: the munchiest, crunchiest pirates to ever sail the

seven seas!

AUGUST 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm

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option publishers:

DENMARK

∙ A raucous, swashbuckling romp of a story with stunning and vibrant artwork by the

fabulous John Kelly

∙ John Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Scholastic,

Macmillan, Hodder, Simon & Schuster, Aardman Animation, Lucasfilm, Radar pictures

and many others. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal

∙ Laugh-out-loud storytelling of the scariest sailors on the seven seas – a perfect

piratical picture book

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

Robin’s Winter Song

Suzanne Barton

A wonderfully heartfelt story of a little robin’s first winter, destined to become

a classic

∙ The perfect wintertime story by the hugely exciting picture book author/illustrator,

Suzanne Barton

∙ Suzanne has a strong co-edition track record; her first picture book for Bloomsbury,

The Dawn Chorus, has been translated into six languages. It was also selected by

Booktrust as a Bookstart book for 2015, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones

Children’s Book Prize 2015

∙ Suzanne’s influences include Japanese prints and illustrators she remembers from

her childhood. Her artwork is a beautiful combination of collage, drawing and painting

and, with a love of patterns and prints, Suzanne can often be found searching through

vintage paper shops for inspiration

OCTOBER 2015

Hardback | £10.99 | 274 x 245mm

RIGHTS SOLD:

France, SLOVENIA, Turkey

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

GERMANY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS

Stanley The Amazing

Knitting Cat

Emily MacKenzie

Meet Stanley, a cat slightly-less-ordinary, with a passion for ... knitting! He

knocks up pom-poms at breakfast time and whips up bobble hats at bath time.

He even knits in his sleep! But when Stanley gets carried away with his dream

of winning The Woolly Wonders Competition, he has to decide what’s more

important – his knitting or his friends?

∙ Another fabulously funny story from the creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar

∙ Quirky, interesting artwork with immediate appeal – great for fans of Neal Layton

∙ Working mainly with ink, digital collage and screen printing, Emily

MacKenzie’s illustrative work draws from childhood memories, an

inquisitive nature and a vivid imagination. As well as drawing,

Emily loves knitting and generally gets very excited about

anything bright and colourful

∙ Emily MacKenzie’s first picture book for Bloomsbury,

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, has now been

translated into 12 languages

JANUARY 2016

Hardback | £10.99 | 255 x 255mm

RIGHTS SOLD:

THE NETHERLANDS

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

ARABIC, BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE),

Catalan, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED AND COMPLEX

CHINESE), FRANCE, Gaelic, Germany,

KOREA, SPAIN

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picture books

A Beginner’s Guide to

Bearspotting

Michelle Robinson

David Roberts

No self-respecting bearspotter should

be without this essential, laugh-out-loud

guide to bearspotting from the mighty awardwinning

author/illustrator pairing of Michelle Robinson

and David Roberts

FEBRUARY 2016

Hardback | £12.99 | 300mm x 234mm

RIGHTS SOLD:

CHINA (SIMPLIFIED AND COMPLEX

CHINESE), DENMARK, FRANCE, FRENCH

CANADA, GERMANY, KOREA, THE

NETHERLANDS

∙ David Roberts’ picture books have sold over half a million copies in

the UK alone

∙ From the author of the Sainsbury’s Award-winning There’s a Lion in

my Cornflakes

∙ Furiously funny, infinitely informative, grizzly (sometimes), great

(always). Destined to become the go-to guide for all would-be

bearspotters

∙ Rights have already been sold in eight languages

Kiss it Better

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Sarah Massini

A gorgeous celebration of love, laughter and lots of kisses!

JANUARY 2016

Hardback | £10.99 | 274 X 245MM

RIGHTS SOLD:

Germany, GREECE, THE NETHERLANDS,

FRANCE

∙ A tender expression of love, Kiss It Better is the perfect gift. If you’ve scraped your

knee or fallen out with your best friend, a kiss can make everything better. And kisses

aren’t just for children, they’re for grown-ups too. So the next time you see someone

you love feeling down in the dumps, just remember: a kiss is the very best gift of all!

∙ Beautifully illustrated by Sarah Massini, illustrator of Books Always Everywhere (Nosy

Crow)

∙ Written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, whose first picture book for Bloomsbury, I Love You

Night and Day, has been translated into nine languages and has sold 60,000 copies

in the English language

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picture books

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Leigh Hodgkinson

Join one small book lover’s quest to find the perfect snuggle-up-and-loseyourself-in-a-book

place in this playful celebration of sharing books and reading

∙ A delightfully packaged picture book that will excite and intrigue little ones, whilst being

a highly desirable new addition to the bookshelves of design-savvy grown-ups

∙ With striking tonal artwork complemented by beautifully rendered pattern and print,

and a bold, confident design, this will have huge appeal for fans of Neal Layton, Alex

T. Smith and Lauren Child

∙ Leigh Hodgkinson is the talent behind picture books such as

Colin and the Snoozebox (Orchard), Goldilocks and Just

the One Bear (Nosy Crow) and Don’t Dip Your Chips in

Your Drink, Kate (Orchard) to name but a few. She is an

award-winning animator who was art director on the

Bafta-Award winning series, Charlie and Lola

MARCH 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 268 x 268mm

RIGHTS SOLD:

KOREA

Nuddy Ned’s Christmas

Kes Gray

Garry Parsons

It's Christmas Eve, and minus three, but Ned doesn't care. While other people

are dressed in duffle coats and parkas, Ned is running riot, and he's completely

starkers! And there is a very special person Ned just can't wait to meet!

∙ A laugh-out-loud riotous romp with an energetic rhyming text – and strategically

placed flaps to protect Ned's modesty – this ever so slightly naughty picture book is

guaranteed to be a hit with children

∙ Kes Gray is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas (Red Fox). He is also the

author of titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series (Red Fox), all of which are

illustrated by Nick Sharratt

∙ Garry Parsons has illustrated a number of picture books, including Trouble at the

Dinosaur Cafe by Brian Moses and There's an Ouch in my Pouch by Jeanne Willis

(both Puffin)

OCTOBER 2016

Hardback | £11.99 | 276 X 219MM

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

Sir Dancealot

Timothy Knapman

Keith Robinson

Sir Dancealot is the bravest knight around, but he has a rather unique way of

beating his foe … With a dance-off! Because all across the land Sir Dancealot is

known for his move-busting, body-popping, hip-hopping duelling. But he also

has a weakness, and he is about to meet his match … In the form of a discodancing,

pirouetting, ICE-SKATING dragon …

APRIL 2016

HARDBACK | £11.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245 MM

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∙ A brilliantly funny friendship tale with a twist – the perfect picture book for any child

who loves knights, dragons and dancing!

∙ Timothy Knapman has written plays, opera libretti, song lyrics and children's books.

Timothy's books, including the successful Mungo series (Puffin), have been translated

into 12 languages

The Royal Baby’s

Big Red Bus Tour of London

Martha Mumford

Ada Grey

The Royal Baby's Big Red Bus Tour of London is the next instalment in the

brilliantly bonkers and fabulously funny Royal Baby series, perfect for fans of

London, the Royal Family and crackingly good stories

APRIL 2016

Paperback | £6.99 | 274 x 245mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

∙ The perfect gift book for all London-loving visitors. This is the fourth book in the

successful Royal Baby series, following on from Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby!,

Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! and Hooray! It’s a New Royal Baby!

∙ Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby sold over 50,000 copies and took the number one

slot in the children’s pre-school and picture books chart in The Bookseller in August

2013, beating Julia Donaldson

∙ Bright, bold illustrations that are jam-packed with humour and detail

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

Lulu and The Noisy Baby

Camilla Reid

Allie Busby

Join Lulu, the ever-popular pre-school character, as she welcomes her new

noisy baby brother in this interactive lift-the-flap picture book. A great new

addition to the Lulu range of novelty, picture and board books

∙ Over 500,000 copies sold so far globally, including international editions

∙ The Lulu books have been translated into 13 languages

∙ Different formats available to satisfy every price point:

- Lift-the-flap board books (Lulu Loves Colours/Noises/Numbers/Shapes)

- Touch and feel and lift-the-flap novelty books (Lulu’s Shoes, Lulu’s Clothes, Lulu’s

Loo, Lulu’s Christmas, Lulu’s Lunch)

- Lift-the-flap picture book (This is Lulu)

- Standard 32pp picture book (Lulu Loves Nursery, Lulu and the Noisy Baby)

JUNE 2016

Paperback | £6.99

All rights available

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE),

CHINA (CHINESE COMPLEX), DENMARK,

FINLAND, France, ITALY, JAPAN, THE

NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAin,

PORTUGAL, TURKEY

BOARDBOOK WITH FLAPS | £5.99

20PP | 160 X 160MM

LIFT-THE-FLAP | £6.99

20PP | 250 X 250MM

PICTURE BOOK | £6.99

32PP | 250 X 250MM

MULTI-NOVELTY BOOK | £7.99 | 16PP | 200 X 200MM

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picture books

Be a Friend

Salina Yoon

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in

extraordinary ways. Some children shout and others sing;

Dennis mimes. But being a mime can sometimes be lonely.

When Dennis meets a girl named Joy he begins to discover

the power of friendship and that it’s our unique differences

that make us so special

January 2016

HARDBACK | $17.99 | 215 x 280MM

All Rights AVAILABLE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), Catalan, CHINA (CHINESE

SIMPLIFIED), FRANCE, French canada, ITALY, KOREA, SPAIN,

TIBET, WALES

∙ An exciting, lush, high-end picture book package with a heartwarming

friendship story and an all-new look from bestselling

author/illustrator Salina Yoon

∙ Salina’s titles have performed phenomenally well for Bloomsbury

(275,000 net copies globally), and combined with her out-ofhouse

sales, she has sold over 1.25 million books worldwide

∙ This stunningly illustrated project wonderfully demonstrates

Salina's versatility and talent and tackles universally relatable

topics – self-acceptance, diversity, courage and unbreakable

friendship

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picture books

Bear’s Big Day

Salina Yoon

It's Bear's very first day of school! Because he’s a big bear now, he leaves his

stuffed bunny, Floppy, at home along with all his familiar things. But being away

from his best friend is hard – and the first day doesn't turn out quite how Bear

wanted it to. Luckily, Bear’s teacher has a solution for Bear and Floppy

∙ This third book in the Bear and Bunny series from beloved, bestselling authorillustrator

Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent

∙ Readers and reviewers have already fallen in love with Bear and Bunny in Found and

Stormy Night; now, the adorable pair returns for a story about the all-too-relatable

topic of starting school for the first time. In addition to good sales, Found won the

2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book, was chosen as an NPR Best Book,

and received a star from Publishers Weekly

∙ Salina's titles have performed phenomenally well for Bloomsbury (275,000 net

copies globally), and combined with her out-of-house sales, she has sold over 1.25

million books worldwide!

∙ Salina has worked with Merrymakers to create a plush toy for the character Floppy!

JUNE 2016

Hardback | $14.99 | 235 x 235mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE),

Catalan, CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED),

FRANCE, ITALY, KOREA, SPAIN, TIBET, WALES

ALSO AVAILABLE

Penguin’s Big Adventure

Salina Yoon

Perennial (and adorable) favourite Penguin returns for a fifth book in Salina

Yoon’s popular series, this time for a touching story about the importance of

friendship and taking chances. Penguin embarks on an adventure – becoming

the first penguin to explore the North Pole! But when he arrives, he realises

he’s not alone ... Can Penguin overcome his fears and make a new friend in

this new place?

∙ Salina Yoon is beloved all over the world. Her iconic Penguin series has already been

published in eight languages

∙ Five titles now available in the Penguin series

∙ Over 1.25 million copies of Salina Yoon’s books sold worldwide

∙ Salina is finalising a deal with Merrymakers to make a plush toy for Penguin!

HARDBACK | $14.99 | 235 X 235MM

RIGHTS SOLD:

ITALY

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE),

Catalan, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), FRANCE,

French Canada, KOREA, SPAIN, TIBET,

WALES

ALSO AVAILABLE

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picture books

My Family is a Zoo

K.A. Gerrard

Emma Dodd

A rhyming, boisterous romp featuring a big family, and lots of animals, for fans

of How Many Legs and Blown Away

∙ Beloved illustrator of family and animal books, Emma Dodd pairs her adorable art to

a wonderful story about a chaotic but loving family that’s more like a zoo!

∙ Emma’s books, I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy, have sold over 33,000

copies according to Bookscan figures

15 MARCH 2016

Hardback | $16.99 | 255 X 255MM

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

∙ From the first joyous page to the final scene – which features a heart-warming

gatefold reveal – this is one family trip that fans of Kes Gray won’t want to miss

∙ From the award-winning illustrator of I Love My Mummy, I Love Beasts and

Sometimes

Mousequerade Ball

Lori Mortensen

Betsy Lewin

Kids will dance the night away with this classic counting story brought to life by

bestselling, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Betsy Lewin

∙ Betsy Lewin's bestselling Click, Clack books have sold 8.5 million copies worldwide,

setting us up for success with this fun-filled rhyming, counting story of mice enjoying

a masquerade ball

17 MAY 2016

HARDBACK | $16.99 | 255 x 205mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

∙ The gentle rhyming text that counts up and then down again is perfect for fans of

classics like One Duck Stuck or Fish Eyes, and the grand setting of a masquerade ball

gives this many hooks for parents and kids

∙ Lori Mortensen has received great acclaim for her picture books and has three new

books releasing in the coming year, including Chicken Lily from Holt BYR in March

2016

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picture books

Virgil and Owen Stick Together

Paulette Bogan

Virgil and Owen are best friends! They love playing together at home and

at school. But sometimes even best friends can be very different. In a new

adventure for this lovable duo, Virgil and Owen show that even if friends don’t

agree, they can always find a way to have fun

∙ Virgil and Owen return in a charming new friendship story that perfectly captures a

tricky challenge for all friends: patience

∙ Paulette’s books have garnered Children’s Choice awards and she is an in-house

favourite with many successes on the Bloomsbury list. Paulette is also published by

Scholastic and has done well with the Children’s Book of the Month club – selling

24,000 copies of Goodnight Lulu alone

∙ A fantastic story for reading and sharing aloud, this is a strong choice for story-time

activities and winter promotions

JANUARY 2016

Hardback | $16.99 | 280 x 205mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

KOREA

Busy Builders, Busy Week!

Jean Reidy

Leo Timmers

In this bright, bold picture book, a cast of animal characters are building a

brand new playground in a local park for their community! Each day of the

week contains a different construction plan as the steamrolling, digging, and

planting gets underway

∙ Readers and reviewers loved the energy and bright artwork of Jean Reidy and Leo

Timmers's All Through My Town, and now the pair returns with a construction-themed

book that introduces young readers to their community using childhood favourites:

trucks and construction

∙ All Through My Town received great buzz, including an Indiebound pick (Spring 2013)

and Richard Scarry comparisons from trade reviews, proving that Jean Reidy and Leo

Timmers are a reliable duo

∙ Popular construction theme is a beloved one for kids who love vehicles

∙ Counts the days of the week while delivering a subtle message about the importance

of teamwork

14 JUNE 2016

HARDBACK | $16.99 | 274 x 245mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

THE NETHERLANDS

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picture books

Giraffes Ruin Everything

Heidi Schulz

Chris Robertson

AUGUST 2016

Hardback | $16.99 | 274 x 245mm

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

You know about giraffes … They have long necks and long legs. Well, did you

know that they ruin everything? Because apparently they do. When a young

boy's playtime is disrupted by an enthusiastic giraffe, it's obvious to everyone

but him that the giraffe is just trying to make friends. With sly visual humour and

laugh-out-loud moments, readers will realise long before the narrator does that

giraffes make great friends, if you just give them a chance

∙ This uproariously funny picture book with fresh cartoon illustrations highlights the

difficulties of making friends and the importance of accepting people for who they are.

Perfect for fans of Children Make Terrible Pets, this is a funny, irreverent picture book

from an exciting new creative duo

∙ Heidi Schulz is the author of the middle grade novel Hook’s Revenge and its sequel

Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate’s Code. Giraffes Ruin Everything is Heidi's first picture

book and was inspired by a run-in with a rude giraffe

∙ Chris Robertson has worked as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers and as a

storyboard director for Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Frankie the Blankie

Jennifer Sattler

Meet Doris the gorilla and her blankie, Frankie. They do everything together,

until one day a fellow jungle mate suggests that blankies are for babies! What

will Doris do? She tries to give Frankie up, but life without Frankie just isn’t

the same

∙ From the creator of beloved characters Chick 'n' Pug and Pig Kahuna comes an

adorable new duo who delightfully capture a quintessential childhood experience

May 2016

Hardback | $16.99 | 274 x 245mm

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

TURKEY, RUSSIA

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

∙ Perfect for fans of Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, Jennifer Sattler introduces a

charming new character Doris the gorilla and her blankie ... Frankie!

∙ Jennifer Sattler is the creator of the picture books Chick 'n' Pug, Chick 'n' Pug Meet

the Dude, A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas, Chick 'n' Pug: The Love Pug, Pig Kahuna, Pig

Kahuna Pirates!, Pig Kahuna: Who's That Pig?, and Sylvie

∙ Chick 'n' Pug: The Love Pug is coming in autumn 2015 and Frankie the Blankie in

spring 2016

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picture books: Recent Highlights

And a selection of the very best from Bloomsbury’s recently published picture books

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Non-fiction: EXPLORER

Giant Gorillas and

Other Prehistoric

Beasts

Tracey Turner

Illustrated by Harriett Russell

From gigantic sharks to giant sloths, meet the beasts of the

past!

∙ From cow-sized rodents to furry prehistoric rhinos – packed

with beautiful pictures and amazing facts, essential stats and

scale diagrams, this is the ultimate guide to prehistoric beasts!

∙ Giant Gorillas and Other Giant Prehistoric Beasts is the sequel to

Car-sized Crabs and Other Animal Giants, which has sold 8000

copies to date

∙ Includes lesser-known prehistoric animals, and each one has a

modern animal for comparison

∙ Feature panels including animal statistics, facts and scales on

every spread

∙ Amazing full-colour pictures, illustrations and graphics

throughout

∙ Tracey Turner has written more than 30 books for children on

a variety of subjects, including the best-selling 101 Things You

Need to Know, the acclaimed Comic Strip series, the hilariously

funny World's Worst Jobs and many, many more

JULY 2016

Hardback | £12.99 | 96pp | 320 x 230mm

All Rights AVAILABLE

Option Publishers: USA

ALSO AVAILABLE

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Non-fiction: explorer

Bloomsbury Discover

Learning has never been more exciting with these innovative books packed

with flaps! Enjoy brilliant illustrations, discover exciting cross-sections and

zoom in to find out even more incredible information

∙ An amazing new series covering a range of high-interest topics ... from space and the

solar system to rainforests and your body!

∙ Seven titles available

∙ Fresh, modern take on classic themes

∙ Innovative design: the lift-the-flap feature allows readers to test their knowledge and

provides the perfect medium through which to quiz their family and friends

JULY 2016

HARDBACK | £9.99 | 18PP | 276 X 216MM | 6+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), ITALY, THE

NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, USA

∙ Each book packed with over 70 flaps

∙ Diverse audience: the topics will appeal to boys and girls, kids and parents alike

COMING SOON

ALSO AVAILABLE

JULY 2016 August 2016 DECEMBER 2017 DECEMBER 2017

The Illustrated Farmageddon

A brilliant, infographic book investigating the quiet revolution of mega-farming

that is threatening our countryside, farms and food. Follow this industry around

the world – from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and

Mexico. A highly accessible, engaging, and fresh look at our current food

production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming

future. Fascinating for children and adults alike!

∙ With clever infographics, this is an accessible look at a fascinating topic

∙ Beautifully designed, appealing to children and adults alike

JANUARY 2017

PAPERBACK | £12.99 | 192PP

230 X 189MM

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

∙ Informative and engaging, this is a book for all ages

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The Awesome Body Book

Adam Frost

Be amazed by disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts about your body with

this awesome book!

∙ The new book in this brilliant series from Adam Frost that will fill your mind with weird

and wacky facts

∙ Three titles available

∙ Each book packed with quirky, full-colour illustrations on every page presented in a

fun, infographic style

∙ The author is a data visualisation manager for the Guardian and spends every day

obtaining random knowledge!

Non-fiction: FUN stuff

ALSO AVAILABLE

March 2016

Paperback | £6.99 | 112pp | 198 x 129mm

Rights Sold:

France, Portugal, Turkey

Option Publishers:

The Netherlands, Germany

The Arty Book

Say hello to ‘Arty’, the likeable character who brings out the very best creativity

in everybody! Whether you are a doodler or a drawer, a colouring expert or

a painter, you will find something in The Arty Book to extend your artistic

imagination. This is original and fun and will supply endless hours of creative

adventure for everyone. You can do it on your own or with a friend, or your

granny: so pencils at the ready!

∙ For the beginner and the expert this book is for the ‘Arty’ in you

∙ 160pp of fun filled activities, for all ages, including granny

∙ Add lumps and bumps, stripes and pipes, tape, paint, pencil and so much more…

SEPTEMBER 2016

PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 160pp | 190 X 152MM

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Non-fiction: fun stuff

The Anti-Boredom

Christmas Book

Andy Seed

Warning: These books will cure all boredom! Pick which pet is worse: a

vampire bat, a dead worm or Godzilla; find out how to say snow in 16 different

languages; discover some yucky things that people eat around the world…

and much more!

∙ These witty and wacky books are bursting with laugh-out-loud facts, games, quizzes

and things to do for hours of fun

September 2016

PAPERBACK | £5.99

160PP | 190 X 153MM | 7+

ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

OPTION PUBLISHERS:

PORTUGAL

∙ No pen, paper or equipment needed, which make these the perfect books to take on

long journeys

∙ Encourages children to get creative and use their imaginations

∙ Fun and quirky illustrations throughout

∙ Bind ups also available

ALSO AVAILABLE

How to Write a Story

Simon Cheshire

Full of amazing brain storming ideas, story writing know how and tips on getting

started, this is a must have for struggling young authors and those who already

love writing

∙ This revised full colour edition of How to Write a Story is packed full of amazing

activities to get your creative juices flowing! Have fun with wow words, awesome

adventures and epic endings!

Paperback | £9.99 | 276 X 216MM | 7+

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∙ From coming up with crazy character names, creating the perfect plot and acting

out your characters, How to Write a Story will have you writing exciting page turning

stories that your friends and family won't be able to put down!

∙ Full of useful tips and inspiring ideas, How to Write a Story is jam packed full of story

starters, plot changers, useful words and much much more!

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Non-fiction: Self

The Book of Me

Adam Frost

Sarah Ray

A DIY fact book: fill in your own facts, compare with real life hilarious facts,

scribble, doodle, and make this your own book!

∙ This hands-on, non-fiction book is a cut above the rest. Packed full of activities which

are amusing, engaging, and incredibly creative

∙ With quirky illustrations from Sarah Ray, and cleverly designed pages for readers to

cut through, turn upside down, scribble on and fully own!

∙ Bursting with quizzes, activities and inspiration for readers of all ages

DECEMBER 2016

PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 160PP

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Fantastically Great Women

Who Changed The World

Kate Pankhurst

From Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the

World is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the

most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in. Fly through the

sky with the incredible explorer, Amelia Earhart and read all about the Wonderful

Adventures of Mary Seacole with this fantastic, full colour book

∙ Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emeline Pankhurst has created this wildy wonderful

and accessible book about women who really changed the world

∙ With vibrant and beautiful artwork from Kate Pankhurst, which brings these historical

figures to life

∙ Provides a jumping off point for discovering incredible facts about a number of wellknown

female historical figures, including Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel,

Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie and Anne Frank

SEPTEMBER 2016

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Non-fiction: Self

Will You Be My Friend?

Molly Potter

Beautiful illustrated book that prompts children to discuss

the idea of friendship with their parents and peers

∙ Follows on from the success of Molly Potter’s How are you

feeling today?

∙ Colourful illustrations support learning and add humour

∙ There is an opportunity for the reader to draw a picture of their

ideal friend at the back of the book

FEBRUARY 2017

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How Are You

Feeling Today?

Molly Potter

A delightful book that parents and children can use as a way

of exploring every day emotions and talking about different

ways of coping with them. This book provides children

with several straightforward, entertaining and appropriate

interactive ideas to help them deal with a selection of

significant emotions

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∙ A great dip-in book where children can choose a feeling that

relates to them and then turn to the page that provides childfriendly

strategies for dealing with that feeling

∙ Ideal for starting up conversations between you and your child

about emotions

∙ Helpful parent notes at the back of the book provide more ideas

for parents to use with their child and other strategies to try out

together

∙ Accessible to children as young as six

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Non-fiction: science

Super Heroes of Science

Tracey Turner

Science has shaped the world we live in for years – but who are the superheroes behind these awesome discoveries?

Read all about the most famous, and not-so famous scientists and find out who is the cleverest of them all!

∙ Entertaining, witty and fact-filled text in accessible, bite-sized chunks

∙ Hilarious full-colour illustration throughout

∙ Provides a jumping off point for studying the incredible lives of a number of well-known figures from throughout science history

∙ Fantastically funny quizzes throughout

∙ Two more titles will follow: ‘Body’ and ‘Earth’

JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 2017 April 2017 April 2017

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Non-fiction: Nature

A Beginner’s Guide To Coding

Marc Scott

A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an exciting first introduction to coding, for all

ages

∙ Fun, accessible introduction to coding using the free programming languages of

Scratch and Python

∙ This book is perfect for kids, parents and teachers who are just getting to grips with

coding

July 2016

PAPERBACK | £8.99

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∙ Accessible, step-by-step projects help children to gain confidence and understand the

fundamentals of coding

∙ Packed full of screen shots and easy-to-follow instructions, making this the perfect

way to get to grips with coding

∙ Colourful illustrations and accessible page design

A Beginner’s Guide to Life on

Earth

Gill Arbuthnott

What exactly is a living thing? And what is it made of? A Beginner’s Guide to

Life on Earth starts at the very beginning and provides manageable bite sized

chunks of information to explain away the mystery behind life on Earth

∙ A brand-new title in Gill Arbuthnott’s brilliant science series for children

PAPERBACK | £8.99

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∙ Five titles available covering everything from how your body works, to DNA, space,

electricity and the periodic table

∙ Packed full of eye-catching illustrations and explanatory diagrams as well as truly

fascinating experiments that can be performed easily, Gill Arbuthnott takes readers on a

journey to reveal the answers to all the science questions you never dared to ask!

∙ Gill’s previous book What Makes You YOU? was shortlisted for the Royal Society’s

Young People’s Book prize 2014

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Hard Nuts of History

Tracey Turner

Read all about history's toughest hard nuts. Who were the most

famous, ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid men and women of all

time?

∙ Entertaining, witty and fact-filled text in accessible, bite-sized chunks

∙ Hilarious full-colour illustrations

∙ Includes Hardometer and Hard Nuts ratings

∙ Eleven titles now available covering a wide range of historical topics

Non-fiction: History

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Non-fiction: HISTORY

Warrior Heroes

Benjamin Hulme-Cross

Fascinating historical facts combine with action-packed fiction to create

dramatic and gripping adventures. These fast-paced and exciting narratives

will leave the reader wanting more and more

PAPERBACK | £4.99

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∙ Two titles a year starting in summer 2014

∙ Original new series blending narrative adventure with historical fact – travel back in

time with Arthur and Finn and change the course of history

∙ Learning by stealth: factual information presented in an adventurous and exciting

manner

∙ Provides links to key history topics

∙ Fantastic black and white illustrations throughout

∙ Benjamin Hulme-Cross has written over thirty books for children

Lost

Tracey Turner

Lost… is an amazing interactive, adventure-packed series

in which the reader must choose their own path to survive

to the end of the story. Can you get out alive?

∙ Six titles available

APRIL 2016

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP | 198 X 129MM | 7+

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∙ Exciting interactive series whereby the reader's decisions

determine the end of the story

∙ Brilliantly fun way to learn about the world and its many different

and sometimes dangerous habitats

∙ With choices on every page, will you be able to make your way

to safety and escape the terrifying perils of each book? Live or

die, you decide

∙ Written by best-selling non-fiction author, Tracey Turner

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RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden

Mike Dilger

Wildlife in Your Garden brings you up close and personal with the amazing

wildlife that visits your garden! Learn what you can find in your own garden

with this fascinating guide – from colourful butterflies, to friendly robins, shy

hedgehogs and much more. You might even get some unexpected visitors!

∙ Features stunning photographs, brilliant facts and handy tips on where and when to

spot the wildlife that visits your garden. The perfect guide for young nature-lovers

everywhere!

Non-fiction: Nature

∙ Beautiful striking photography from the Nature Picture Library, with 10+ full page

images

∙ Author Mike Dilger is a well-known and popular wildlife name, familiar to many

because of his BBC work

March 2016

PAPERBACK | £12.99

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First Books

First guides introducing young readers to different topics. Find out about 30 to

35 types in each book with beautiful illustrations, annotations and a spotter’s

chart for extending the fun

∙ Realistic full-colour illustrations throughout every book

∙ Range of topics covered from animals to nature to transport

∙ Accessible and fun text for young readers

∙ Includes a spotter's chart for the child to fill in

∙ Bind-up editions available

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Non-fiction: Nature

First Animal Encyclopedias

Every child loves animals. Find out more about them with the brilliant Animal Encyclopedia series. Packed with wonderful

photography of creatures in action and fun facts; learn, explore and be amazed by animals big and small

∙ Five titles available

∙ Fresh, modern design with brilliant photography throughout

∙ Bite-sized information and high interest facts make learning fun

∙ Bind-up option also available

HARDBACK | £8.99 | 64PP | 275 X 215MM | 7+

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My First Book of

These gorgeous books packed full of fantastic illustrations and fun facts will delight every child with their engaging

question-and-answer format and guess-who elements

∙ Exciting interactive guess-who elements throughout encourage children to keep turning the page

HARDBACK | £6.99 | 48PP | 210 X 210MM | 5+

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FICTION FROM

BLOOMSBURY

UK


Fiction from BLOOMSBURY UK: 5–7

Magic Kitty and Misty the

Lonely Kitten

Ella Moonheart

The enchanting new series about Kitty, the girl who magically turns into a cat

when she sneezes! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows

∙ A purrfectly magical and super-commercial new series – this will delight all animal fans

∙ A girl who can turn into a cat? This is every cat lover’s dream come true!

∙ Just right for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows, Magic Kitty is the new series to

watch!

∙ Fully illustrated throughout and with a whole page of gorgeous cat stickers too!

AUGUST 2016

Paperback | £4.99 | 128pp

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Captain Pug

Laura James

Illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans

Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Captain Pug! Pug is no

ordinary dog. Pug is a daredevil who loves EXCITEMENT, ADVENTURE ... and

jam tarts. OK, so Pug might be a little scared of a few things but he and his ever

faithful owner, the beautiful Lady Miranda, have a LOT of fun together. And today

Lady Miranda and Pug are going on a seafaring adventure, which is perfect

for little dogs who LOVE the sea. Just like Pug. You love the sea, don’t you,

Pug? ... Pug ... ? Oh dear

MAY 2016

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∙ The first book in a glorious new illustrated young fiction series for fans of Claude and

Squishy McFluff

∙ The books will be beautifully and commercially illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans,

whose stylish illustrations are already widely published in France

∙ Funny, charming and family-friendly, Captain Pug is the perfect story-time book or

early read-alone

∙ Laura James is a debut author. Her love of all things nautical comes from her

dad, a retired naval officer, but she has lots more adventures lined up for Pug

based on the antics of her own very silly dog, Brian

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Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: 7–9

Spy Toys

Mark Powers

What happens when three faulty toys are thrown on to the reject pile? They’re

recruited by Auntie Roz, the ‘M’ of the toy world, and together they make up:

THE SPY TOYS

Toy Story meets James Bond in this incredible action-packed new series

∙ The BIG new children’s series for 2016! Spy Toys are going to take the world by

storm!

∙ This series has everything: action, humour, great characters and an evil elephant

villain. What’s not to love?

∙ Packed with action and humour, this series puts the fun and the adventure into reading

∙ Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school. As a child

he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top secret missions when he

was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story!

AUGUST 2016

Paperback | £5.99 | 240pp

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Witch Watch

Sibéal Pounder

Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

Tiga Whicabim loves her new life in the witchy, glitzy, black and white world

of Sinkville. Now, suddenly, colour has started seeping back into Ritzy City –

first there was a green apple in the middle of the road, and then Miss Heks

reappeared in a garish orange dress. Tiga is very suspicious. But Miss Heks

is only the tip of a very witchy iceberg, as Tiga, Peggy and Fluffanora soon

discover all the Big Exit witches are back! And they want to destroy Sinkville

once and for all

∙ The witches are back! Join Tiga, Fluffanora, Fran the Fabulous Fairy and the evil

Felicity Bat in their third glitzy adventure

∙ The third book in a wildly imaginative and hilariously illustrated series. Perfect for fans

of The Worst Witch, this book will tickle and tantalise any girl of 7+

∙ Sibéal Pounder is a young, highly promotable author with a love for all things fabulous

and witchy, straight from the Faber Academy’s Writing for Children course

∙ Laura Ellen Anderson is a hugely exciting new illustrator. She is the illustrator of

Cerrie Burnell’s Snowflakes and Puppies and Kittens (both Boxer Books) and Snappy

Birthday (Bloomsbury)

MARCH 2016

Paperback | £5.99 | 272pp

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Fiction from BLOOMSBURY UK: 7–9

MAY 2016

Paperback | £5.99 | 192PP

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The Very Royal Holiday

Clémentine Beauvais

Illustrated by Becka Moor

Holly, Anna and Pepino are thrilled to finally be going on the

amazing intergalactic Holy Moly Holiday! They have been promised

scuba diving in volcanoes, followed by a flight to Mars and, most

excitingly of all, hot chocolate on tap. But if there's trouble to be

had, the three friends will find it. Even on this terrific trip ...

∙ This fabulously funny follow-up to The Royal Babysitters, The Royal

Wedding Crashers and The Royal Bake Off, with wonderfully wacky illustrations

throughout, will delight fans of Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock

∙ Laugh-out-loud, family-friendly humour that will appeal to both boys and girls

∙ A contemporary and striking voice in children’s fiction –

Clémentine Beauvais is the author of the Sesame Seade Mysteries,

which has already been translated into four languages

∙ Four books in the series

Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads

Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Neal Layton

JUNE 2016

Hardback | £9.99 | 208pp

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Even though Malcolm managed to bamboozle and confuzle Uncle Gobb in the last book

(hooray!), it was only temporary (boo!). Uncle Gobb is still living with him and still roaring

at him about peas and poetry and Peter Parker. This time the plan to get rid of Uncle

Gobb has to be mega. It has to be epic. But Uncle Gobb also has a plan, a plan to get rid

of Malcolm once and for all ...

∙ The second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton

sees Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America

∙ A bonkers book about standing up for yourself, from two crazily creative people. Sure to delight

fans of David Walliams, Andy Stanton and Tom Gates

∙ Hundreds of black and white illustrations are woven throughout the text, making every page

unique

∙ Michael Rosen is a hugely successful author of every sort of children’s book – picture books,

poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007 – 2009 and has

won the Eleanor Farjeon Award

∙ Neal Layton has illustrated more than 60 books to date. His books are currently in print in more

than 16 languages worldwide

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Superhero School:

Thunderbot’s Day of Doom

Alan MacDonald

Illustrated by Nigel Baines

The Avengers meets Captain Underpants in the fourth book of this funny and

very silly series for 7+, from the bestselling author of Dirty Bertie and the

outstanding illustrator of Yuck! and Hank Zipzer

∙ Bestselling author Alan MacDonald’s books have sold over 280,000 copies

∙ With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud

super series is brilliant for young readers

∙ Perfectly timed publishing to

coincide with the revival of the

superhero genre. Who wouldn’t

wish they could go to a school for

superheroes?

Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: 7–9

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Princess Ponies

Chloe Ryder

Rainbow Magic meets My Little Pony. Be transported to the enchanted island of

Chevalia for princesses, ponies and magical adventure in an irresistible megaseries

for young readers

∙ Eight books now available!

∙ 130,000 copies sold of books 1–8 since publication of book #1 in March 2013

∙ A perfect, pretty package irresistible to all young girls across the globe!

∙ Chloe Ryder is the alter ego of Julia Sykes, an award-winning author of over sixty

books for children – the quality of her writing in this enchanting series makes it really

stand out

∙ Each book highlights an aspect of friendship, from loyalty to teamwork, and features

fantastic pony-care tips!

also available

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP

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Fiction from BLOOMSBURY UK: 7–9

Lottie Lipton Adventures: The Curse of the

Cairo Cat & The Secrets of the Stone

Dan Metcalf

Exciting and fast paced mystery

adventures with interactive clues

throughout for the reader to help

solve the mysteries

∙ In The Curse of the Cairo Cat,

a cursed Egyptian cat statue

vanishes from the British Museum.

Can Lottie track down the missing

cat before time runs out?

∙ In The Secrets of the Stone,

Lottie uncovers a mysterious clue

on the Rosetta Stone. Can she find

the next clue and solve the secrets of

the stone?

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 80PP

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Leif Frond

Joan Lennon

‘The name’s Frond, Leif Frond.’

∙ Leif wants to be a hero, but as the youngest

and smallest member of his huge Viking family,

he's never had the chance to shine. Can he

finally become a champion?

∙ Hilarious and exciting Viking adventures, perfect

for kids who are just getting into reading

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 96PP

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Story Collections

A stunning collection of folk tales packed into five wonderful books – from magical monsters to brave heroines, wolves, demons,

dragons and even a god who became a fish. With stories from around the world including the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia, Europe and

Australia, all beautifully presented with rich illustrations

Goblins and Ghosties:

Stories of Darkness from

Around the World

Maggie Pearson

A stunning selection of folk tales and legends about things that go bump

in the night. A wide variety of traditional stories from all over the world,

ranging from magical to farcical, unnerving to terrifying. Delightfully

illustrated in paper-cut style

∙ A varied collection of tales: classic, comic, sinister and very scary indeed

∙ A fascinating and unusual mix of stories, many of them little-known

Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: 7–9

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Fiction from BLOOMSBURY UK: 7–9

World War II Tales

Stories of the Second World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories

series. These are exciting, funny stories based on true historical events with accurate black and white illustrations

throughout

∙ Terry Deary’s non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 15th

anniversary in 2008, having sold over 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum

exhibitions

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 64PP

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World War I Tales

A fascinating, funny look at the First World War, including brilliant illustrations. Terry Deary is best known for his multimillion

selling Horrible Histories series

∙ Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which

have been published in 40 languages

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 64PP

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Malkin Moonlight

Emma Cox

Malkin and Roux explore the night together and have

adventures. But when Roux’s owners decide to move away

she chooses to become a Wild and live with Malkin. Setting

out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling

centre full of cats – at war. Can Malkin realise his destiny

and find a way to bring peace to the land? An extraordinary

adventure awaits ... Every journey begins with a paw step

and Malkin is destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know

it yet

∙ The winner of the National Literacy Trust’s inaugral New

Children’s Author Prize 2015! Malkin Moonlight is an animal

adventure story destined to become a classic alongside the

likes of The Aristocats, Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat and Varjak

Paw

∙ Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Gill Lewis

Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: 9–11

JULY 2016

Paperback | £5.99 | 192pp

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Fiction from BLOOMSBURY UK: 9–11

The Honeymoon Sisters

Gwyneth Rees

Real world, real girls, real emotion – bestseller Gwyneth Rees brings her magic to

9 to 11-year-olds with a brilliant new strand of heartfelt fiction, perfect for fans of

Cathy Cassidy, Jacqueline Wilson and Judy Blume

∙ For years, Gwyneth Rees was the reigning queen of brilliantly written young fiction with her

Fairy Dust series. Now she is sprinkling her fairy dust on the real world of pre-teen girls –

and the result is pure magic

∙ Cherry Blossom Dreams, the first book in Gwyneth Rees’s new strand of 9–11 fiction, was

published this year to great success. Rights have already been sold in France and Turkey

MARCH 2016

Paperback | £6.99 | 256pp

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∙ Gwyneth connects perfectly with the turbulent emotional world of 9 to 11-year-old girls –

perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson

∙ Gwyneth has lifetime BookScan sales of over 3 million!

∙ Gwyneth’s first novel, Something Secret, was published in 1995 and since then she has

published several books, including the Mermaid series for 7–9s; the Mum Hunt series for

9–11s; and the hugely popular Fairy Dust series

Urban Outlaws: Counterstrike

Peter Jay Black

The Urban Outlaws race against the clock to infiltrate the Facility before their enemy

does, in the fourth book of this high-tech, action-packed series for fans of Robert

Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow

∙ The Urban Outlaws face their biggest challenge yet. They have to break into the Facility

and find the ultimate weapon – Medusa – before Hector does. But there are five levels of

security to crack and a mystery room that has Jack sweating whenever he thinks about it.

And the clock is ticking. Hector is determined to have the weapon and release doomsday

and it is down to the Urban Outlaws to stop him. Can Jack come up with a plan in time?

APRIL 2016

Paperback | £6.99 | 352pp

Rights Sold:

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∙ The tension is high and the shocks are breathtaking in the fourth book of this high-octane

adventure series

∙ More mind-blowing gadgets, action-packed sequences, danger and deception

∙ Perfect for fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow,

and blockbuster movie franchises The Bourne Identity and Mission Impossible

∙ Check out urbanoutlawsbunker.com

∙ Bloomsbury acquired world rights to five books at a hotly contested auction

in the UK

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Knightley and Son:

3 of a Kind

Rohan Gavin

Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean’s

Eleven in this wickedly funny action-packed crime caper

∙ The third book in the equal parts edge-of-your-seat exciting and

wickedly funny series takes our hero to America, where he must

solve his most dangerous mystery yet

∙ The perfect detective series for 10+ readers and fans of Doctor

Who and Sherlock Holmes

∙ With the publication of 3 of a Kind, the entire Knightley and Son

trilogy will be repackaged with gorgeous new jackets that make

this a truly stand-out series

∙ Rohan Gavin is an author and screenwriter based in London.

He is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and his enduring love of

detective fiction inspired him to write this series

Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: 9–11

∙ Chosen for Spring 2014 Kids Indie Next Pick and ABA Indies

Introduce Pick

∙ ‘Full of suspense, intrigue and humour this is a modern day

classic detective mystery’ – Guardian

JANUARY 2016

PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 336PP

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Fiction From Bloomsbury UK: 9–11

The Imaginary

A.F. Harrold

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Rudger is Amanda’s best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. An

extraordinary tale of love, loss, imagination and not really being there, for fans

of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman

∙ A story of friendship, imagination, memory and loss. Comic, scary and deeply moving,

this is an unforgettable read

NOVEMBER 2015

PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 224PP

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CHINESE), France, Germany,

Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea,

THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, TURKEY

∙ With integrated illustrations throughout and colour art from the world-renowned,

award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett. Emily Gravett’s books have sold over half a

million copies in the UK alone. She won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration with Wolves

∙ Beautifully written, illustrated and produced, this book has been compared to Neil

Gaiman's Coraline and Roald Dahl's The Witches, and rights have already been sold

in 12 languages

∙ A.F. Harrold’s first series, Fizzlebert Stump, has been nominated and shortlisted for

awards including Hull Children’s Book Award, Rotherham Children’s Book Award,

Stockton Children’s Book of the Year, Southwark Book Award and the Coventry

Inspiration Book Award

∙ The Imaginary was the only UK children’s title to be selected for potential film

adaptation at Books at Berlinale

PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 304PP

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Fizzlebert Stump and the Girl

Who Lifted Quite Heavy Things

A.F. Harrold

The fourth book in the highly successful and widely praised Fizzlebert Stump series,

featuring a boy, a circus, a sea lion and a lot of silliness

∙ A fantastically funny, wildly eccentric story of Fizzlebert’s latest adventures. This time Fizzlebert

needs to find a new act, and luckily the strongest girl in the world is there to help

∙ Offbeat, quirky humour and wonderful use of language make for a laugh-out-loud read

∙ The Fizzlebert Stump books have been widely reviewed and

nominated for many awards, including Hull Children’s Book Award,

Rotherham Children’s Book Award, Stockton Children’s Book of

the Year, Southwark Book Award and the Coventry Inspiration Book

Award

∙ A.F. Harrold is the author of The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett

and already translated into ten languages

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The Bombs That

Brought Us Together

Brian Conaghan

Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town,

on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the

town rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter;

no fighting. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old

Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come,

along with the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town

changes forever. Charlie wants to keep everyone happy,

even if it kills him. And maybe it will …

∙ A powerful, warm, funny and moving novel from the author of

When Mr Dog Bites

∙ The story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice

∙ Bloomsbury published Brian Conaghan’s debut novel When Mr

Dog Bites on both our Adult and Young Adult imprints to huge

success and wide review coverage.

∙ When Mr Dog Bites has already

been translated into six languages

and was shortlisted for the 2015

Carnegie Medal

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We Come Apart

Sarah Crossan

Brian Conaghan

In a wonderful new partnership, Carnegie-shortlisted authors

Brian Conaghan (When Mr Dog Bites) and Sarah Crossan

(One) have come together to create a heartbreaking and

true novel about forbidden love and understanding people

different to you. Perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow

Rowell and Patrick Ness JANUARY 2017

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Fiction from BLOOMSBURY UK: Young Adult

The Light That Gets Lost

Natasha Carthew

After his sentencing, Trey arrives at the camp in the same way all the kids there

did: damaged, angry and criminal. He is hunting for the man who slaughtered

his family years ago. If Trey must keep his head down and pretend that he has

turned a new page, he will

But then friendship and loyalties start to complicate things and before he knows

it Trey is caught in the flames of something wild and mad

∙ Powerful second novel from the author of Winter Damage, nominated for the

Carnegie Medal 2014 and shortlisted for several National Book Awards, including the

prestigious Branford Boase Award 2014

november 2015

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∙ For readers of Meg Rosoff, Siobhan Dowd and Patrick

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Boy 23

Jim Carrington

Boy 23 isn't in My Place any more. He can't see The Screen, he can't hear The

Voice. Boy 23 is alone

∙ One dark night, Boy 23 is thrown in the back of a van and driven out of My Place

– the only home he has ever known. He is abandoned in a forest with a rucksack

containing the bare essentials for survival. Before the van drives away, a voice tells

him he must run as far as he can. His life depends on it. Boy 23 has never known

another human. Boy 23 has never even been outside. So who is he? Why do people

want to kill him? And more to the point, who is the voice that wants to save him?

∙ A hugely fast-paced dystopian page-turner which will leave you in a state of shock

∙ For fans of Chaos Walking and Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror

november 2015

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∙ A cracking, pacy plot which will have teens ripping through the book

∙ Jim Carrington’s first novel, Inside My Head, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal,

the UKLA Book Award and the Branford Boase Award. Boy 23 is his fourth novel

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Fiction From BLOOMSBURY uk: Young Adult

Odd and the Frost Giants

Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited

once more in this irresistible epic Nordic fable, with hauntingly lovely silver ink

adding to the sheer brilliance of the illustration and story

∙ Bestselling Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited after the storming success of

Fortunately, The Milk and The Sleeper and the Spindle

∙ A perfect Christmas gift, lavishly produced with silver ink and glorious illustration

throughout

∙ Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have between them more prizes than is strictly decent:

a Carnegie, a Newbery, a Costa, two Greenaways and many, many more. Their 2013

collaboration Fortunately, the Milk was Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Year and

shortlisted for the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year

∙ The Sleeper and the Spindle has sold over 50,000 copies in hardback

SEPTEMBER 2016

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The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Sleeper and the Spindle is a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly

magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, already

translated into 17 languages

∙ Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and

darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents

∙ Lavishly produced and packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with

gold metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift

∙ Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is

the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same

work – The Graveyard Book

∙ Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator. He won the 2013 Costa Children’s Book Prize

for Goth Girl and has won the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals

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The Almost King

Lucy Saxon

Thrilling, edge-of-seat fantasy adventure in the second book from the Tellus

series by Lucy Saxon

∙ This is the next instalment in a five-book, epic series – written by a teenage author!

∙ Danger, subterfuge and a secret romance are the perfect storm in this exciting, epic

new series

∙ Lucy Saxon is now 20 years old. One morning, she woke up after a vivid dream of an

entire world called Tellus. A one-of-a-kind, addictive new series was born

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∙ Lucy describes herself as a cosplayer, con-goer, book-lover and all-round nerdgirl.

We describe her as a major new talent!

∙ This series is easy to fall into and get swept up in

∙ Book 1 in the series – Take Back the Skies – was shortlisted

for The People’s Book Prize

∙ Accompanied by a huge UK and US marketing and publicity

campaign

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Bomber

Paul Dowswell

1943. The Second World War is raging across Europe. Harry Friedman, gunner

on the Macey May, an American Flying Fortress, is shot down deep behind

enemy lines and faces a dangerous escape through occupied territory – from

the author of Ausländer

∙ A heart-racing story of courage in the face of extraordinary challenges from one of the

most acclaimed writers of historical fiction for young people

∙ A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time

author. He has written over 60 books. Ausländer was nominated for the Carnegie

Medal, the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. His

works have been translated into eight languages

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Fiction From BLOOMSBURY US: Chapter books

Duck, Duck, Porcupine!

Salina Yoon

Meet Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine – a charming new trio from beloved

picture book creator Salina Yoon. The first in a series of easy readers, illustrated

in full colour, taking Salina's extraordinary talent into a unique format that her

picture book fans will love

∙ Salina Yoon is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children,

including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and

Pumpkin, Penguin’s Big Adventure, Found, and Stormy Night

MAY 2016

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∙ Salina is loved all over the world and her iconic Penguin series has now been

published in eight languages with over 1.25 million copies of Salina Yoon’s books

sold worldwide

∙ Perfect for fans of Mo Willams’ Elephant & Piggie and Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat series

Super Fly:

Revenge of the Roach!

Todd H. Doodler

Just when you thought the streets of Stinkopolis were safe ... think again. Crazy

Cockroach is back and he's bigger, smellier, and madder than ever

∙ In this hilarious, fully illustrated second book of the Super Fly chapter book series, the

villainous Crazy Cockroach is back for revenge!

∙ Following the story of Eugene Flystein, a nerdy, mild-mannered housefly, Super Fly

proves that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes

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∙ Todd H. Doodler knows his audience. His lively writing – paired with his equally

entertaining black and white illustrations – makes this a complete package

∙ Mega-laughs, page-turning content, and fun characters – this has reluctant reader

appeal written all over it

∙ Perfect for fans of Captain Underpants, Galaxy Zack, Captain Awesome, My Weird

School and George Brown, Class Clown

∙ Four titles already under contract

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Enchanted Sisters

Elise Allen & Halle Stanford

Illustrated by Paige Pooler

Fiction from BLOOMSBURY US: 7–9

The Jim Henson Company presents a fresh new chapter book series about four

sisters and their sparkly seasonal magic

∙ Sisters Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer are nature’s royalty. In Mother Nature’s

realm, they’re responsible for each magical turn of the seasons. When they’re not

keeping all of nature in balance, the girls play, imagine, and explore their way around

their enchanted world. And though they love harmony, the sisters often cross paths

with the Weeds – wild boys who bring trouble with them wherever they go

∙ This charming new series comes from The Jim Henson Company and is perfectly

suited for newly independent readers who love the Rainbow Fairies and Candy Fairies

series

∙ Elise Allen is author of Enid Blyton’s Enchanted World series and the young adult novel

Populazzi. She is also co-writer of Devoted and The New York Times bestselling Elixir,

by Hilary Duff

∙ Halle Stanford, an eight time Emmy-nominated children’s television producer, is in

charge of creating children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company

∙ Paige Pooler is the illustrator behind the My Sister is a Vampire middle grade series

∙ The Jim Henson Company is an established leader in family entertainment for over

fifty years and is the creator of such Emmy-nominated hits as Sid the Science Kid,

Dinosaur Train, Pajanimals, and Fraggle Rock. They are currently developing this

series as an animated TV property

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Fiction From BLOOMSBURY US: Middle Grade

Prisoner of Ice and

Stone

Ruth Lauren Steven

In this Russian-inspired fantasy debut that's The Thief

meets Prison Break, a girl will do anything to free her sister

from jail – even if it means getting arrested to break her out

from the inside

∙ A fun and pacy middle grade fantasy with a great hook – a girl

who gets arrested on purpose and plans a prison break with her

sister that unravels a web of deceit

∙ Acquired in a hot, buzzy auction!

∙ Commercial, high-concept themes: sisters who must prove

their innocence, deadly secrets surrounding the throne, and

high stakes

∙ The first book set in Demidova, a Frozen-esque Russianinspired

kingdom that is prime for exploring in a series arc

APRIL 2017

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∙ Features characters to root for, including Valor, a tough,

resourceful girl protagonist whose determination and smarts are

sure to win readers over. The colorful cast is so appealing, and

Valor must put her trust in the unlikeliest of people

∙ Ruth Lauren Steven lives in England with her husband and four

children. This is her debut novel

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Girl vs Boy Band:

The Right Track

Harmony Jones

For fans of Taylor Swift and One Direction comes a new tween series featuring

an aspiring singer-songwriter and the boy band that could steal her spotlight

∙ Girl vs Boy Band is the story of Lark, a girl who loves singing and songwriting. When

her record-producer Mum brings the next One Direction-esque band over to the

States, she must learn to find her own confidence when one of them tries to steal her

song. Any pop music fan will LOVE this!

∙ Fun and aspirational for girls who want to be Taylor Swift and who are in love with the

boys from One Direction

∙ Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy

∙ With a commercial premise, this fab new tween series feels both contemporary and

timeless, exploring the issues of friendship, family, school worries, crushes and boy

trouble

∙ Two books already under contract

JUNE 2016

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Time Stoppers

Carrie Jones

Annie Nobody escapes from her neglectful family to the magical town of Aurora,

where she meets a host of incredible characters – including the very last elf in

existence, a boy who just might be a troll, and Miss Cornelia, the Time Stopper

who watches over them all. But where there’s magic, there are also those who

want to misuse it. Annie must protect her new friends and new home, and

discover that no matter who she is, real power comes from within

∙ A sweeping adventure, this is the first in a three-book series

∙ Time Stoppers is the middle grade debut from New York Times bestselling author

Carrie Jones. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers Need and Captivate,

Carrie is also the author of Girl, Hero; Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) and Tips

on Having a Gay (Ex-)Boyfriend

∙ With magic, power games, and an incredible cast of creatures and characters, Time

Stoppers is perfect for all those young readers desperate to be swept away on a

magical and page-turning adventure

MAY 2016

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The Kindness Club

Courtney Sheinmel

Kindness is totally cool in this fun, character-driven series perfect for fans of

Meg Cabot or Sarah Mylnowski

∙ The Kindness Club is a kid-friendly series, with lovable characters who will inspire

readers to think kind. Featuring a trio of friends, Chloe, Lucy, and Theo who set out

to form the perfect club, this school-based timely series will be a hit for readers

everywhere

∙ Kindness will resonate with kids, teachers, and parents: In an effort to put a positive

spin on ‘anti-bullying’ messages, many schools have adopted kindness campaigns

and projects to encourage kids to think before they act

NOVEMBER 2016

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∙ Courtney Sheinmel is the author of the forthcoming Agnes & Clarabelle early chapter

book series and YA novel, Edgewater, as well as the YA novels My So-Called Family,

Positively, and the Stella Batts series for young readers. Her books have received

numerous awards, including the Sequoyah Award (Positively) and a National Parenting

Publication Awards honorable mention (the Stella Batts series)

The Day the Mustache

Came Back

Alan Katz

Illustrated by Kris Easler

The hilarious and upper-lip-tickling illustrated sequel to The Day the Mustache

Took Over – featuring even more twins!

∙ Perfect for fans of Tom Angleberger and Dan Gutman, this hilarious story with black

and white illustrations is the second book in a series about trouble-making twins and

their newest nanny

JULY 2016

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∙ In this second book, a new, mustachioed manny has arrived in the Wolfhardt

household. He says his name is Myron, but David and Nathan are sure he’s their old

manny, Martin. Could there possibly be two Mustaches?

∙ The nannies in this series are more like kids than the actual kids. This role reversal

brings the laughs ... and also some subtle messages about responsibility

∙ Mega-laughs, page-turning content and hilarious characters will hook readers.

∙ Black and white illustrations throughout

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Fiction from BLOOMSBURY US: Middle Grade

The Inside Job (And Other

Skills Learned as a Superspy)

Jackson Pearce

Another hilarious and action-packed adventure featuring a rag-tag group of

spies and an appealing underdog protagonist

∙ Part Spy Kids, part Alex Rider, and all fun, The Inside Job is the second book in a fresh

middle grade action-adventure series with a healthy dose of humor

∙ There’s a big fluffy show dog that may or

may not join the spy crew, a nefarious clown

villian, and all kinds of comedic, high-stakes

adventure

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∙ With a hilarious and charismatic cast of

characters, popular teen author Jackson

Pearce makes a very non-stealthy mission

into the middle grade field

july 2016

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∙ Jackson Pearce is also the co-author, with

Maggie Stiefvater, of Pip Bartlett’s Guide to

Magical Creatures

Robyn Hoodlum 2

Kekla Magoon

For fans of Percy Jackson comes the second instalment in this high-adventure

retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale from award-winning author Kekla

Magoon

∙ The second book in this new series with an unforgettable heroine and a diverse band

of characters continues to treat readers to feats of courage and daring deeds

∙ Three book series

∙ The first book received a rave review from bestselling author Rick Riordan in The New

York Times

∙ Kekla Magoon gives Robin Hood a fresh spin

with an alternate urban setting, elements of girl

power and a diverse group of friends

∙ Kekla Magoon is the acclaimed author of

several young adult novels: How it Went Down,

37 Things I Love, Fire in the Streets, and The

Rock and the River. Kekla received the 2010

ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award, a

2015 Coretta Scott King Honor, and is a twotime

NAACP Image Award nominee

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Princess between Worlds

E.D. Baker

The fifth magical book in E.D. Baker’s bestselling Wide-Awake Princess series

∙ With over a million books in print across her series, E.D. Baker is a pillar of the

Bloomsbury list

∙ The Wide-Awake Princess series is a hit! With a growing fan base and sales continuing

to climb in both print and E, this series has long legs

∙ Readers can trust E.D. Baker stories for their clean romance and adventure that’s

perfect for readers of a wide age range

∙ Combines humour and magic for a light-hearted story featuring beloved characters

like you’ve never seen them before

APRIL 2016

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker:

The Truest Heart

E.D. Baker

From acclaimed author E.D. Baker comes the third book in a new series that

casts beloved fairy-tale characters in a whole new light

∙ Just as she did with her Wide-Awake Princess series, E.D. Baker spins a tale that is

poised to launch her to the top of the fairy-tale canon with a new series for fans of

Gail Carson Levine and Diana Wynne Jones

∙ Cory is a perfect strong-minded female protagonist with super matchmaking powers!

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∙ E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake

Princess series, and many other delightful books for young readers. Over a million

copies of her books have been sold

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Princess Academy:

The Forgotten Sisters

Shannon Hale

In this third offering in the series from Newbery Honor winner and New York

Times bestselling author Shannon Hale, the student becomes the teacher when

former princess-in-training Miri is asked to teach three royal cousins

∙ The first book in the Princess Academy series, sold over half a million copies in the US

alone and won a Newbery Honor. The second book went straight onto the New York

Times bestseller list

∙ Rich storytelling and a suspenseful plot make this a perfect contemporary classic for

9+ girls who love Eva Ibbotson and Cornelia Funke. This is a charming and beautiful

series about would-be princesses and choosing your own fate

∙ Shannon Hale became a beloved author when The Goose Girl published in 2003, and

her star continues to rise over ten years later. Her middle-grade Ever After High novels,

as well as her new chapter book Princess in Black, have all hit the New York Times

bestseller list in the past year. She also contributed an entry to Scholastic’s bestselling

Spirit Animals series

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Fridays with the Wizards

Jessica Day George

Continuing the New York Times bestselling series, Jessica Day George brings

readers on another magical adventure in Castle Glower

∙ The fourth book in a magical and funny series for middle-grade readers. Over

235,000 copies have been sold of the entire series, and book #2 was on the New

York Times bestseller list

∙ Jessica Day George has so far been translated into eight languages and her

international profile continues to grow. She is a favourite with reviewers – from

bloggers to industry reviews to booksellers, readers can’t get enough of this

accessible, high-quality, high-concept series

∙ Jessica Day George is the author of Tuesdays at the Castle and New York Times

bestselling Wednesdays in the Tower, and Thursdays with the Crown, as well as the

Twelve Dancing Princesses series and Dragon Slippers series

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Fiction From from BLOOMSBURY US: Young Adult

House of Stone

Len Vlahos

Jackie and Megan Stone’s father is dying. In an impulsive

and misguided attempt to secure his family's financial

future, Jared has auctioned his life on eBay and is ‘bought’

by an egomaniacal television executive. Shortly thereafter,

the demise of Jared Stone and his family's trauma are

turned into a reality show that millions are watching

every week. But fifteen-year-old Jackie cannot stand the

spectacle, and armed with just an iPhone and the power of

the internet, she and her friends sneak around the cameras

and conspire to shut down the whole debacle by filming the

show behind the show, exposing how ruthless and untrue

reality TV really is

∙ House of Stone is a brilliant, clever, offbeat and engaging

tragicomedy for a YA/crossover audience. It explores the

euthanasia and right-to-die issue, and also today's reality TV

show phenomenon that has exposed how voyeuristic millions

of people have become

JANUARY 2017

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∙ Translation rights were pre-empted in Germany, France,

Denmark and Poland, while the book went to auction in both

Italy and Holland. Turkish, Bulgarian, Spanish, Catalan and

Brazilian Portuguese rights have also been secured, bringing

the total of languages sold to 11

∙ Think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets The Truman

Show

∙ Len Vlahos’ debut novel The Scar Boys (Egmont USA) is a

critical and commercial success and has been touted by

readers and reviewers alike:

∙ 15,000 copies sold in the first five months

∙ #1 on the Winter ’13–’14 Kids’ Indie Next List

∙ YALSA Best Fiction 2014 nominee

∙ Morris Finalist Award for best debut teen fiction

∙ The New York Times called it a ‘wry, stylish tale’

∙ Kirkus wrote: ‘Etches its way on to the heart and leaves a

mark’

∙ School Library Journal described it as ‘distinguished in

every way’

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The Leaving

Tara Altebrando

Fiction from BLOOMSBURY US: Young Adult

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without

a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved

on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return.

They’re sixteen, and they are ... fine. Except they’re entirely

unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to

them. None of the five remember the sixth victim, Max. He

doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all,

Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother – dead or

alive – and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss thing

∙ This unforgettable novel brims with rich characters, tense

storytelling, and high stakes. A riveting mystery for fans of We

Were Liars

∙ Tara Altebrando is the author of several middle grade and teen

novels, including Roomies, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young

Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr

∙ Great advance praise: ‘You will not sleep, check your phone, or

even breathe once you begin reading The Leaving. Altebrando

hides a meditation on memory and identity inside a top-speed

page-turner. I promise, you will not even look up from the page.’

E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

JUNE 2016

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BLOOMSBURY US: YOung Adult

Throne of Glass 5

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass

series is bigger and better than ever in this breathtaking

fifth volume

∙ The bestselling Throne of Glass series has built with each book

and has earned many awards and accolades: with the USA

Today bestselling Heir of Fire, the series hit the New York Times

series bestseller list, and Crown of Midnight made the New York

Times and USA Today bestseller lists. All titles have received

rave reviews, with the first two books receiving starred reviews.

Throne of Glass was a Kirkus Best Teen Book, an Amazon Best

Book, and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book

∙ Sarah's star continues to rise and the first book in her other

series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, hit #2 on the New York

Times bestseller list in May 2015. The second book will publish

in May 2016, and Sarah will now have two books publishing a

year with the Throne of Glass series in September and A Court

of Thorns and Roses in May

SEPTEMBER 2016

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Russia, Slovakia

∙ This is a long-running pitch perfect YA fantasy series, right in line

with HUGE market comps from Marissa Meyer, Marie Lu, and

Kiera Cass

∙ The series has a phenomenal track, with sales in all editions

combined surpassing a million copies and the series sold into

22 languages

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A Court of Thorns and

Roses 2

Sarah J. Maas

Fiction from BLOOMSBURY US: Young Adult

From blockbuster author Sarah J. Maas comes the sequel to

the New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in a

breathtaking and seductive series about a girl with a human

heart in a dangerous faerie world

∙ Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring

Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of

the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the

terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people

∙ Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord

of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of

politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms – and

she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her

harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she

wishes to shape her future – and the future of a world cleaved

in two

∙ Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this

second book takes the sexy and action-packed blockbuster

series to new heights, and is even more impossible to put down

than the first

∙ Sarah’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series has

now sold over a million copies and been translated into 22

languages

∙ The Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy has already been sold

in 11 languages and the first book hit the New York Times

bestseller list at #2 and USA Today bestseller list

MAY 2016

HARDBACK | $18.99 | 640pp

Rights Sold:

Catalan, Czech Republic, Brazil (BRAZILIAN

PORTUGUESE), France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands,

LITHUANIA, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Option Publishers:

Bulgaria, China (Complex Chinese), Hungary, Indonesia,

Israel, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand,

Russia, Slovakia

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Fiction From from BLOOMSBURY US: Young Adult

Because You'll Never Meet Me

Leah Thomas

In a stunning literary debut for fans of John Green and Nick Lake, we are

introduced to the worlds of Ollie and Moritz ... best friends who can never meet

∙ Contact with electricity sends Ollie into debilitating seizures. Moritz has a heart defect

and is kept alive by an electronic pacemaker. If they did meet, Ollie would seize. But

turning off the pacemaker would kill Moritz

∙ Through an exchange of letters, the two boys develop a strong bond of friendship that

becomes a lifeline during dark times – until Moritz reveals that he holds the key to

their shared, sinister past, and has been keeping it from Ollie all along

∙ A sophisticated story told in gorgeous prose

HARDBACK | $17.99 | 352PP

RIGHTS SOLD:

BRAZIL (PORTUGUESE), BULGARIA,

TURKEY

∙ Like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or The Book Thief, this story

will have appeal in YA and adult markets

∙ A blend of science fiction, compelling mystery, and coming of age, this epistolary

novel is unlike any other story that's out there

∙ Because You’ll Never Meet Me is Leah Thomas’s debut novel, with a sequel

forthcoming in 2017

Silver in the Blood

Jessica Day George

For fans of Cassandra Clare or Lauren Kate comes a rich YA fantasy about two

girls with deep family secrets ...

∙ It's the turn of the 20th century, and Dacia and Lou are two cousins from New

York City. Although they know that their mother’s side of the family descends from

Romanian royalty, they've never fully understood their lineage. Until now

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∙ The girls are 17, and it is time to take them back to their maternal homeland to

meet their family, find them husbands, and – most terrifyingly – learn the deep family

secrets. They soon discover that the Florescus family from which they descend falls

into three categories: The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. They are shape-shifters;

wolves, bats, and – though rare – smoke. Now it is time for Dacia and Lou to take

their place among them – or fight against the cruel inheritance and rigid hierarchy,

with all their might ...

∙ Jessica Day George has so far been translated into eight languages and her

international profile continues to grow. She is the author of Tuesdays at the Castle and

New York Times bestseller Wednesdays in the Tower, and Thursdays with the Crown

as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and Dragon Slippers series

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The Last Good Day of the Year

Jessica Warman

Fiction From BLOOMSBURY US: Young Adult

A powerful pyschological thriller with a shocking twist from the globally

embraced author of Between

∙ Ten years ago, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbour Remy watched

helplessly as Sam’s little sister was kidnapped. Later, Sam and Remy identified the

man and he was sent to prison

∙ Now, Sam’s shattered family is returning to her childhood home in an effort to heal.

As long-buried memories begin to surface, she and Remy wonder what they really

saw. The more they reexamine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they

have about what happened to Turtle ... and the more certain they become that Turtle’s

killer is still out there, hidden amongst the members of their tight-knit community

∙ Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, Between, and

Beautiful Lies, which have received seven starred reviews among them. Between was

published in a total of twelve countries around the world

HARDBACK | $17.99 | 288PP

RIGHTS sold:

china (complex), france

If Only: What You Always

Wanted

A new title in a contemporary romance line centered around an impossible

problem: you always want what you can’t have! If Only . . . he was the boy she’s

been dreaming of

∙ Always wanting what you can’t have makes for dating drama, but there is a whole

heap of fun to be had when looking for true love! In this title, the protagonist has

found a guy who just might meet her dream guy standards ... if he’s willing to give up

baseball. But what if he isn’t?

∙ Paperback original and the branded look of the If Only line makes this the perfect price

point and format for teens to want to pick up and devour!

∙ Kristin is the author of Wish You Were Italian, one of our debut If Only line titles, which

got great reviews!

∙ A touch of theater and Hollywood appeal: Maddie is an actress and avid theater ‘geek’

– this is the perfect romance for performing arts fans

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April 2016

PaperBACK | $9.99 | 320pp

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COMING SOON

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Fiction From from BLOOMSBURY Bloomsbury US: spark

Bloomsbury Spark is a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury

dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA and

new adult readers. Our outstanding list features multiple genres: romance,

contemporary, dystopian, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, and more

21 Stolen Kisses

Lauren Blakely

When I first met him I resisted. Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a

crush, and it would pass. That was a lie. It never faded …

∙ Now a USA Today bestseller, 21 Stolen Kisses is the top title on the Bloomsbury Spark

list, with over 15,000 copies sold to date

∙ Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart and

humour, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA

Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists

EBOOK | $3.99 | 272pp

RIGHTS SOLD:

DENMARK

∙ ‘21 Stolen Kisses captured my heart from the first page and didn't let go. It made

my heart ache, leap from joy, and ultimately root for a love that's forbidden yet

unstoppable.’ – New York Times bestselling author, Claire Contreras

∙ ‘21 Stolen Kisses was a truly beautiful and genuine love story. This is romantic as it

gets, people. Lauren Blakely brought it, and she brought it hard. Nothing will make you

believe in true love more than this story right here’ – Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

Return

Once More

Trisha Leigh

Song Of

Summer

Laura Lee

Anderson

Break the rules. Find your love. Save him from his fate

∙ New from USA Today bestselling author Trisha Leigh, step

into a world where love is waiting, through the centuries and

across the universe

∙ In this adventurous romance 16-year-old Kaia is an apprentice

to the Historians – a group charged with using time travel to

document the past – and can’t resist a peek at her long-dead

one true love in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s

broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting

caught could ruin her past and future

A music-loving girl falls for the one guy who just can't

hear her song ...

∙ Sweet, wrenching and full of diversity, this is the perfect

summer romance to pull at your heartstrings, a star-crossed

love for modern teens

∙ This carefully woven story of a hearing girl and a deaf boy

comes from an author with sign language experience and is

carefully researched through her ties to the deaf community

EBOOK | $4.99 | 250pp

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OCTOBER 2015

EBOOK | $4.99 | 250pp

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Fiction from Bloomsbury US: spark

Enjoy quirky romances full of fresh twists and flirty fun ...

epic journeys into other worlds ...

and heart-pounding tales of hidden powers ...

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High-Low fiction

The Caves

The Teens have a choice: life in

prison or taking part in a cruel

life-or-death TV show, The Caves.

This series of dystopian stories is

perfect for struggling and reluctant

readers or those with English as an

additional language

∙ Suitable for readers aged 12+ with

a reading age of 6

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP | 12+

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Wired

Exciting reads for struggling and reluctant readers, or those with English as an additional language, combining ageappropriate

stories with a manageable length and reading age

∙ Inventive, inclusive and with a range of strands covering sports, real life, horror and adventure, Wired offers something for everyone

∙ Wired offers stories for reluctant and struggling readers aged 9 and above, with a range of reading ages from 7+

∙ Edited by experts to perfectly suit those with a lower reading age than their actual age

PAPERBACK | £5.99

84/88PP | 11+

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Brazil

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Tassy Barham Associates

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London, W11 1EB

England

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Bulgaria and Romania

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Associates Sofia

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Israel

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Israel

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Tel: +97 2256 3323 7

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Japan Uni Agency

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Tokyo 101-0051

Japan

Email: maiko.fujinaga@japanuni.co.jp

Tel: +81 3 3295 0301

Japan – Bloomsbury US titles

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English Agency Japan Ltd

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Japan

Email: noriko@eaj.co.jp

Tel: +81 334 065 803

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Russia

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Synopsis Literary Agency

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Moscow

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Russia

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Taiwan

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Thailand

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Thailand

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China

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China

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Czech Republic and Slovakia

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Czech Republic

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Republic of Korea

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