Lahring's Dewey Diva Picks for Kids Winter/Spring 2019

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    How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps Nicola Winstanley Canada, John Martz
    9780735263543 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: January 22, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 7.75 x 9.25 x 0.4 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Tundra Books
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      Description
      In this hilarious and clever “how-to,” a little girl and a know-it-all narrator are thwarted by a cat who refuses to take a bath. The perfect read-aloud for fans of Snappsy the Alligator and Interrupting Chicken.

      Step one: fill the bath

      Step two: put the cat in the bath

      Step three: put shampoo on the cat

      Step four: rinse the cat

      Step five: dry the cat

      Seems simple, right? One problem: the cat has no intention of doing ANY of these things! Watch as the steps keep changing, the cat keeps escaping, the girl keeps eating cookies and the mess keeps escalating. Soon it’s not just the cat who needs a bath—it’s the whole house!

      This spoof on an instruction manual features an increasingly bewildered human, a nonchalant cat and a know-it-all narrator…who really doesn’t know it all. How DO you give a cat a bath? Read on to find out!
      Bio
      NICOLA WINSTANLEY has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate’s Bed, A Bedtime Yarn and Cinnamon Baby, which won an honor prize for the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and was shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Nicola lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her family and one dog. No cats.

      Author Residence: Hamilton, Ontario

      Author Hometown: New Zealand

      JOHN MARTZ is an illustrator, cartoonist and designer. He is the author and illustrator of Burt's Way Home, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories and Destination X, and the illustrator of Flyary and Who's On First. His work can also been seen in The Nib. John is the art director for Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, and he lives in Toronto with his wife and one dog. No cats.

      Illustrator Residence: Toronto, Ontario

      Illustrator Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: -Include in #TundraCats cat campaign

        -pitch illustrator features for John

        -Local events for Nicola

        -OLA party guests

        -poster

        -Author/illustrator influencer mailing

        Author Website: johnmartz.com

        Author Social Media: twitter: @nicwinstanley twitter: @johnmartz instagram: @johnmartz
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Governor General's Literary Awards - Children's Literature - Illustration 2019, Short-listed
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Cinnamon Baby by Nicola Winstanley:

      “…turns the power of a mother’s love into about as delicious a story as you could want when the subject is unhappy babies.”—The New York Times

      “A charming offering infused with warmth, romantic whimsy, and love.”—Booklist

      “Perfection might be the word to describe this confection, a delectable tale in which whimsical collage, watercolour and graphite pencil illustrations dance across the pages of text, in step with and amplifying the latter in all the best ways.”

      The Globe & Mail

      “Children able to appreciate the quaint plot and drawings will enjoy this cozy story.”—School Library Journal

      PRAISE FOR Who’s on First, illustrated by John Martz:

      “Martz’s expressive characters cavort on backgrounds that pop with appealing color. Clever page formatting conveys the pacing that is such an integral part of the laughs.”—School Library Journal

      “Confusion reigns as the banter between coach and catcher gets sillier and sillier with each new question and answer. The supercute cartoon illustrations, arranged in both panels and strips against solid backgrounds, only intensify the zaniness.”—Booklist

      “Martz’s clever graphics make the premise clear to the youngest readers…. Parents can now introduce the routine earlier than has been traditional for young fans and, as we all know, participating in tradition is the essence of the love of baseball.”—Newsday
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    Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl Susin Nielsen Canada, Olivia Chin Mueller
    9781101919255 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: February 05, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 9.5 x 11.25 x 0.44 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Tundra Books
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      What’s a pampered cat to do now that she has to compete for attention with an ill-mannered puppy? Award-winning author Susin Nielsen delights in this laugh-a-minute twist on the classic sibling rivalry story.

      Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life—her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her “delicate matters” and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good…until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he’s disgusting, horrid and a true animal. Though she tries everything in her power to banish him (including hypnosis, trickery and even sabotage), it looks like this puppy is here to stay. Can Princess P. and Darryl find a way to co-exist? A hilarious picture book from acclaimed author Susin Nielsen, with adorable illustrations by Olivia Chin Mueller, Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl is perfect for not only warring siblings, but also anyone who loves cute pets (and some toilet humor).
      Bio
      SUSIN NIELSEN got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit TV show. Since then, she has written for many Canadian TV series.

      Nielsen’s first two young adult novels, Word Nerd and Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, won critical acclaim and multiple young readers’ choice awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award and the Canadian Library Association’s Children’s Book of the Year. We Are All Made of Molecules was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and nominated for the Canadian Library Association’s Children’s Book of the Year. Optimists Die First was nominated for the OLA White Pine Award and the Carnegie Medal, and received four starred reviews. Her most recent novel is No Fixed Address. Nielsen lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats. Visit her at susinnielsen.com; on Facebook at Susin Nielsen, Author; and on Twitter at @susinnielsen.


      Author Residence: Vancouver, BC

      OLIVIA CHIN MUELLER graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the illustrator of A Bedtime Yarn, written by Nicola Winstanley, as well as I am a Puppy and I am a Kitten in the Little Golden Books series. Besides illustrating, Olivia loves playing with her cats, raising silk moths and collecting anything cute! Olivia grew up in the small town of Chester, Connecticut, and now lives in Los Angeles, California.

      Illustrator Residence: Los Angeles, CA

      Illustrator Hometown: Chester, CT
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: -ALAMW in Seattle- bring Susin

        -Local events & school visits for Susin

        -Include in #TundraCats campaign

        -Are you a Darryl or Princes Puffybottom buttons

        -Include in dedicated PRHC YR #TundraCats newsletter

        -paid social ad campaign

        Author Website: susinnielsen.com / oliviachinmueller.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter @susinnielsen; Facebook at Susin Nielsen, Author / @oliviachinmueller
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Optimists Die First:

      Nominated, White Pine Award, 2018

      Nominated, Carnegie Medal, 2018

      Selected, CBC Most Anticipated Books of 2017

      “Nielsen writes with sensitivity, empathy, and humor.”—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

      “Nielsen excels at depicting troubled, clever teenagers in familiar environments.”—Starred Review, School Library Journal

      “[An] empathic and deeply moving story, balanced by sharply funny narration and dialogue.”—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

      “A poignant exploration into the nuances of healing.”—Starred Review, Quill & Quire
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    Which One Doesn't Belong? Playing with Shapes Christopher Danielson
    9781580899468 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: February 12, 2019
    $9.99 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.18 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 80 Charlesbridge
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Talking math with your child is simple and even entertaining with this better approach to shapes!

      Written by a celebrated math educator, this innovative inquiry encourages critical thinking and sparks memorable mathematical conversations. Children and their parents answer the same question about each set of four shapes: “Which one doesn’t belong?” There’s no one right answer—the important thing is to have a reason why. Kids might describe the shapes as squished, smooshed, dented, or even goofy. But when they justify their thinking, they’re talking math! Winner of the Mathical Book Prize for books that inspire children to see math all around them.

      “This is one shape book that will both challenge readers’ thinking and encourage them to think outside the box.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
      Bio
      Christopher Danielson has taught math to learners of all ages. He now uses his PhD in mathematics education to create books and toys to support children’s math development. Christopher is the developer of Math-On-A-Stick, an annual family math event at the Minnesota State Fair.

      Author Residence: St. Paul, MN

      Author Hometown: Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Dearborn, MI
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Direct mail postcard to retailers

        Downloadable activity guide, including tangrams

        Extensive social media presence

        Select advertisements in School Library Journal, Plus Magazine, Homeschooling Today and more

        Pitch author for programming at NCTM



        Publicity: Pitch to school, library, and homeschooling press

        Share with consumer media—math for all

        Submit to the Mathematical Association of America



        Author Website: www.talkingmathwithkids.com, www.christopherdanielson.wordpress.com

        Author Social Media: www.twitter.com/Trianglemancsd, www.twitter.com/MathOnAStick, #tmwyk, www.facebook.com/tmwyk
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      ♦ A math concept book that encourages creative thinking and celebrates all answers, as none are wrong! A lengthy introduction of five and a half spreads introduces readers to the kind of mathematical thinking Danielson is encouraging. The first spread matches the final ones and presents four shapes, asking readers: “Which one doesn’t belong? Why?” The next spreads explain how every answer is correct—one needs only to support it. Is it the triangle among the quadrilaterals? The one shape that is an outline instead of a solid color? Nine spreads then follow that each present kids with four new shapes and the same questions, bold colors attracting and holding interest as kids pore over the similarities and differences. The author’s note emphasizes that “All properties count here; all ideas matter….You’re thinking in a mathy way when you notice sameness and difference for one property at a time.” And refreshingly, Danielson doesn’t care about technical language—observations trump terms, so don’t worry about describing them as “smooshed…dented…or colored in”; just describe them. This is one shape book that will both challenge readers’ thinking and encourage them to think outside the box. 
      Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
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    Which One Doesn't Belong? Playing with Shapes Christopher Danielson
    9781580899444 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: February 12, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.39 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Charlesbridge
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Talking math with your child is simple and even entertaining with this better approach to shapes!

      Written by a celebrated math educator, this innovative inquiry encourages critical thinking and sparks memorable mathematical conversations. Children and their parents answer the same question about each set of four shapes: “Which one doesn’t belong?” There’s no one right answer—the important thing is to have a reason why. Kids might describe the shapes as squished, smooshed, dented, or even goofy. But when they justify their thinking, they’re talking math! Winner of the Mathical Book Prize for books that inspire children to see math all around them.

      “This is one shape book that will both challenge readers’ thinking and encourage them to think outside the box.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
      Bio
      Christopher Danielson has taught math to learners of all ages. He now uses his PhD in mathematics education to create books and toys to support children’s math development. Christopher is the developer of Math-On-A-Stick, an annual family math event at the Minnesota State Fair.

      Author Residence: St. Paul, MN

      Author Hometown: Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Dearborn, MI
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Direct mail postcard to retailers

        Downloadable activity guide, including tangrams

        Extensive social media presence

        Select advertisements in School Library Journal, Plus Magazine, Homeschooling Today and more

        Pitch author for programming at NCTM



        Publicity: Pitch to school, library, and homeschooling press

        Share with consumer media—math for all

        Submit to the Mathematical Association of America



        Author Website: www.talkingmathwithkids.com, www.christopherdanielson.wordpress.com

        Author Social Media: www.twitter.com/Trianglemancsd, www.twitter.com/MathOnAStick, #tmwyk, www.facebook.com/tmwyk
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      ♦ A math concept book that encourages creative thinking and celebrates all answers, as none are wrong! A lengthy introduction of five and a half spreads introduces readers to the kind of mathematical thinking Danielson is encouraging. The first spread matches the final ones and presents four shapes, asking readers: “Which one doesn’t belong? Why?” The next spreads explain how every answer is correct—one needs only to support it. Is it the triangle among the quadrilaterals? The one shape that is an outline instead of a solid color? Nine spreads then follow that each present kids with four new shapes and the same questions, bold colors attracting and holding interest as kids pore over the similarities and differences. The author’s note emphasizes that “All properties count here; all ideas matter….You’re thinking in a mathy way when you notice sameness and difference for one property at a time.” And refreshingly, Danielson doesn’t care about technical language—observations trump terms, so don’t worry about describing them as “smooshed…dented…or colored in”; just describe them. This is one shape book that will both challenge readers’ thinking and encourage them to think outside the box. 
      Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
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    Noah Builds an Ark Kate Banks, John Rocco
    9780763674847 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: March 12, 2019
    $22.99 CAD 9.38 x 10.88 x 0.4 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Candlewick
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      Description
      A storm is coming — a big one. How does a young urban boy prepare? A lovely allegorical story about ecology and caring inspired by the ancient tale of stewardship.

      While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles are burrowing deeper into the bark and mice are stuffing their hole with moss. Quickly and efficiently, Noah sets to work building an ark for them and other backyard creatures — salamanders and toads, snakes and spiders, even brightly colored hummingbirds. Setting out fistfuls of nuts and leaves, berries and seeds, the boy props a flashlight inside and arranges some miniature furniture for the animals to sit or sleep on. “Come,” Noah whispers to his friends just as his mother calls him inside and the dark storm roars in. From an award-winning author and a Caldecott Honoree comes a quietly inspiring story about how taking action on behalf of our fellow earth travelers can help us face fearsome events.
      Bio
      Kate Banks is the award-winning author of more than forty books for children and young adults, among them the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner And If the Moon Could Talk, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben. Kate Banks lives in Monaco with her husband and two sons.

      John Rocco is the coauthor of the young adult novel Swim That Rock and the illustrator of many books, including Katherine and John Paterson’s award-winning The Flint Heart, of which Bookpage said, “John Rocco’s digitally colored pencil drawings provide a perfect complement, glowing with fairy light.” John Rocco lives in Los Angeles.
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      Rocco’s meticulous paintings depict a brown-skinned family carefully preparing for the weather; the animals are not directly anthropomorphized, but compositions give a cozy sense of community. Bringing the beauty of and responsibility for nature to the city, this will win over readers with its parallel storytelling and appreciation for human- and nonhumankind alike.
      —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      Those familiar with the original story will enjoy finding the parallels and omissions in Banks’s retelling; newcomers will find a satisfying tale about noticing and caring for wildlife, enhanced by Rocco’s naturalistic, detailed spreads.
      —Publishers Weekly

      The story is an intriguing blend of the realistic and the fantastical…the notion of a dramatic storm, a clever construction, and a kindly rescue will have considerable kid appeal. Rocco’s pencil and watercolor illustrations lean more toward realism than in Blackout (BCCB 6/11), and he focuses with naturalistic precision on the enumerated animals. The fancy of animals afloat in their furnished little house is an enticing one, and Noah’s focus on his local creatures may encourage some youngsters to have a look at their own ecosystems.
      —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

      Readers needn’t be familiar with the Bible story to appreciate Noah Builds an Ark. They needn’t even be animal lovers: they require only an appreciation for inspired tales of empathy and ingenuity.
      —Shelf Awareness for Readers

      Rocco’s digitally enhanced pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are realistically rendered, appropriate to the story’s style, and feature rich earth tones. Most effective are the paired illustrations contrasting human and animal storm activities, including one scene in which the ark floats. A reassuring look at riding out the intense storms that seem to occur with increasing frequency.
      —Booklist Online
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    Sweety Andrea Zuill
    9780525580003 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 8.88 x 11.44 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Schwartz & Wade
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      Description
      An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!

      From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps.


      Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat. She has protruding front teeth, thick glasses, and some very unusual hobbies, including interpretive dance and fungus identification. She’s intense and passionate—and her peers don’t always get her. But surely there are other mushroom lovers out there? As Sweety sets out to find them, she comes to realize—with a little help from her cool Aunt Ruth—that being Sweety is actually pretty awesome. With heart and humor and a whole lot of charm, Andrea Zuill delivers a story about learning to embrace everything that makes you you—and that’s something many kids are going to relate to.
      Bio
      Andrea Zuill is the author-illustrator of Wolf Camp, a finalist for the Children’s Choice Award. In a starred review, Kirkus said the book “will delight more than dog lovers.” She is also the author-illustrator of Dance Is for Everyone and Marigold & Daisy. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in California, Texas, and New York, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Brand Library gallery, where she won the Disney Imagineering Award. Visit her at andreazuill.org or follow her on Twitter at @AndreaZuill.

      Author Residence: San Diego, CA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: andreazuill.org

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @AndreaZuill
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      “With hilarious pictures and tender, observant writing, Andrea Zuill gets to the heart of what it is to be an oddball in ’Sweety,’ an endearing picture book for children…” The Wall Street Journal

      “Zuill takes a common theme—finding the courage to be yourself—and makes it funny, heartwarming, and inspiring.” Booklist, starred review 
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    What Are You Doing, Benny? Cary Fagan Canada, Kady MacDonald Denton
    9781770498570 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: April 23, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 9.38 x 11.81 x 0.45 in | 36 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Tundra Books
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      Description
      From New York Times-bestselling illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton and award-winning author Cary Fagan comes a charming sibling story that has the makings of a contemporary classic.

      Benny’s little brother is really good at a lot of things—making potions and paper airplanes, building forts, putting on puppet shows, even petting the neighbor’s cat (he has a special way of scratching her just behind the ears). But whenever he tries to join in Benny’s activities, all Benny ever says is “No.” Maybe his little brother can watch him do cool stuff, if he’s lucky. What is a little fox to do, except give Benny a taste of his own medicine? Totally familiar yet fresh and original, tenderly told and consistently funny, this story perfectly captures the joys (and annoyances!) of sibling relationships.
      Bio
      CARY FAGAN is an award-winning author for children and adults. His kids’ books include Mort Ziff Is Not Dead, the Kaspar Snit novels, the two-volume Master Melville’s Medicine Show, Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas and the picture books Little Blue Chair and Mr. Zinger’s Hat, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Award. He has also won the Jewish Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, and has been shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award (five times), the Rocky Mountain Book Award (twice), the Hackmatack Award (twice), the Norma Fleck Award, the Shining Willow Award and others. Cary lives in Toronto with his family.

      Author Residence: Toronto, ON

      KADY MACDONALD DENTON is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling illustrator. In 1998 she was awarded the Governor General's Award for A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Her books have also won the 2008 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, the 2006 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and are regularly featured on the Junior Library Guild Selection and the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens list. Her illustrations for Bonny Becker's A Visitor for Bear and its sequels are instnatly recognizable around the world.

      Illustrator Residence: Peterborough, ON

      Illustrator Hometown: Brandon, MB
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: -Family Day pick

        -Pitch Cary for Family Day/Life Literacy events

        -paid social

        -pdf activity kit for storytime use

        -Include in Booklist picturebook seminar

        -pitch for sibling round-ups

        -Easter advertising

        -stickers for trade shows and accounts

        Author Website: www.caryfagan.com / www.kadymacdonalddenton.ca
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE for Wolfie and Fly by Cary Fagan:

      One of the New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids (2017)

      “Fagan has a lot of fun…[A] promising first outing for this memorable odd couple.”—STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

      “This fun-filled early chapter book brims with personality…Young readers will enthusiastically embrace this entertaining odd couple.”—STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

      PRAISE for Little Blue Chair by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper:

      “This lovely book would make a great addition to most collections.”—School Library Journal

      “This is, at heart, a romantic story, one that makes a lovely case for finding value and utility in secondhand items, and for sharing them when they are no longer needed.”—Publishers Weekly

      PRAISE for the Bear series by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton:

      New York Times bestseller

      Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

      Winner of the Golden Kite Award

      An ALA Notable Children’s Book

      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      An Oprah’s Book Club Kids Reading List selection

      Voted one of School Library Journal’s Top 100 Picture Books
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    Diggersaurs Michael Whaite
    9781984847799 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (US) to K On Sale Date: April 02, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 10.19 x 10.31 x 0.41 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Random House Books for Young Readers
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Bigger than a digger…hungrier than a dinosaur…it’s a DIGGERSAUR! This rhyming mash-up of dinosaurs and trucks will delight dino fanatics and construction fans alike.

      A dozen dinosaur trucks crunch, scrape, chomp, and rumble through this book as they work on roads and construction sites. Little dinosaur fans will love the inventive names—SCOOPERSAURUS! DUMPERSAURUS!—and rip-roaring sound effects as they count each new Jurassic giant, up to twelve. Whether they are building or demolishing, these helpful Diggersaurs are the coolest things in town!


      Series Overview: 2 books planned. Jacketed HCs followed by board books one year later. DIGGERSAURS (HC) Spring ’19; DIGGERSAURS EXPLORE HC (sequel) Spring ’20; DIGGERSAURS (BOARD) Spring ’20; DIGGERSAURS EXPLORE (BOARD) Spring ’21.
      Bio
      MICHAEL WHAITE is a writer, illustrator, and animator who has worked in children’s television for thirty years in England, where he lives with his wonderful wife and delightful daughter.

      Author Residence: England
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: michaelwhaite.com
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      “Diggersaurs” is a thoroughly entertaining, impressively original, and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, kindergarten, and community library picture book collections." —Midwest Book Review, Children’s Bookwatch
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    The Night Library David Zeltser, Raul Colón
    9781524717988 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019
    $22.99 CAD 8.81 x 11.25 x 0.34 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Random House Books for Young Readers
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      The Polar Express meets The Night at the Museum in this fantastical picture-book adventure about the magic of books and libraries, perfect for book lovers of all ages!

      After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he’s getting a book for his birthday, he’s visited in the night by Patience and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New York Public Library. Soon, he’s magically whisked away from his cozy home in the Bronx, and the two mighty lions show him the wonder of the library. There, the inquisitive Latino boy discovers the power of books and their role not only in his own life, but also in the lives of the people he loves.

      Raul Colon’s gorgeous, rich art creates an immersive world in this book about books, which is sure to capture the imaginations of kids and adults and inspire them to grab their library cards and dive into the worlds of stories.
      Bio
      DAVID ZELTSER emigrated with his family from the former Soviet Union at age five. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in physics, he was admitted to vet school to study wildlife medicine, but ultimately came back to his first love—storytelling. David and his friend Julia Chiapella cofounded the Santa Cruz Young Writers Program’s tutoring and writing center at the Museum of Art & History. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, Fiona; their daughter, Naomi; and their dog, Ella.

      RAUL COLON is the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children’s books, including Tomas and the Library Lady and Dona Flor, and has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.


      Author Residence: Santa Cruz, CA

      RAUL COLON is the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children's books, including Tomas and the Library Lady and Dona Flor, and has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.

      Illustrator Residence: New York, NY
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: www.davidzeltser.com/

        Author Social Media: @davidzeltser
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        Colón’s gorgeous art paired with Zeltser’s text creates a dreamy, magical world in this book about books. ­VERDICT Sure to inspire people of all ages to pick up a book and ­experience the magic that unfolds.
      -School Library Journal





      The author of Ninja Baby (2015) opts here for a pensive tone, well suited to this dream fantasy. Colón’s mixed-media scratchboard-style art complements the wistful text as the characters roam from the Bronx toManhattan and into the library’s grand hall and children’s room…. this should please bibliophiles of all ages.
      -Booklist
       
       
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    Let Me Sleep, Sheep! Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge
    9781536205473 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3 On Sale Date: April 16, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 9.87 x 10.94 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Candlewick
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Amos is counting himself to sleep. It’s a good plan, until the cranky sheep land in his bedroom — and start in with their many demands.

      It’s bedtime for Amos, who smiles as he closes his eyes and counts some fluffy sheep trotting away in the grass. Until suddenly…THUD. And then another. “Not again!” says the first sheep, now on Amos’s floor. “I was having my wool clipped,” grumbles the second. None too happy at being interrupted, the woolly pair fire a battery of questions at Amos, most importantly: "Where’s the fence?" So Amos sets out to build one to their specifications, then is asked to test it out, of course…. In this laugh-out-loud read-aloud, a couple of crafty sheep put a child through his paces — and show that a tuckered-out kid at bedtime is a win-win all around.
      Bio
      Meg McKinlay is the author of Duck for a Day and No Bears, both illustrated by Leila Rudge, as well as the middle-grade novels Below and A Single Stone. She lives in Australia.

      Leila Rudge is the author-illustrator of Gary and A Perfect Place for Ted and the illustrator of Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay. She lives in Australia.
      Marketing & Promotion
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      As Amos sets to work designing and constructing a wall made from toys, the sheep make themselves at home (“Do you happen to have a hot tub?” in Rudge’s pale, chalky mixed-media art, which tempers the silly circumstances. Readers may think differently about counting sheep after reading.
      —Publishers Weekly

      Mixed-media cartoon art in soft colors deftly articulates the shift from the meadow of Amos’s imagination to the reality of his bedroom, while exaggerated details and page layouts work with the text to give the sheep large, entertaining personalities.
      —The Horn Book

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