Macmillan Childrens Group Complete List Fall 2016

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    Series: Demon
    Demon, Volume 1 Jason Shiga, Jason Shiga
    9781626724525 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Horror On Sale Date: October 04, 2016 Print Run: 20000
    $27.99 CAD 6.81 x 8.57 x 0.51 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y First Second
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      An Eisner Award winner and LA Times Book Prize finalist!

      No matter how hard he tries, Jimmy Yee cannot die.

      A noose around his neck, a razor across his wrist, and even a bullet to his head all yield the same results: he awakes from each suicide attempt, miraculously unharmed, in his shabby room at the Sunbeam Motel.
      Has he gone mad? Or has he truly died and found himself in hell? Jimmy is willing to tear the world down around him to get at the truth. Highly analytical and utterly unscrupulous, he is uniquely suited to unraveling this bizarre mystery.

      From the brilliant and profane mind of Jason Shiga, known for his high-concept graphic novels, comes Demon: a four-volume magnum opus about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world—and the astronomical body count he leaves behind.

      Bio
      Jason Shiga was born and raised in Oakland, California. He is the author ofMeanwhile,Empire State,Fleep,Bookhunter, and over twenty other comic books and graphic novels. He is also the creator of the world’s second largest interactive comic. His comics have a geeky side and often feature exciting uses of mathematics and unusual structural forms. Demon is his most ambitious project to date.
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      Awards
      L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist 2016, Short-listed
      Eisner Award Nominee 2017, Nominated
      NPR Best Book of the Year 2016, Long-listed
      Eisner Award Winner 2017, Winner
      Reviews

      "Thanks to the overarching conundrum and Shiga's sparse, cartoony style, the gore and nihilism manage to be simultaneously gloomy and cute." —NPR, from their "Guide to 2016's Great Reads" list

      "So far beyond the pale that it has practically forgotten what the pale was." —The New York Times

      "I truly think Demon is one of the best comics that has come out in the last few years. It's surprising, unique, and insanely well crafted." —Brian Michael Bendis, author of the Ultimate Spider-Man series

      "Jason Shiga has done something remarkable with Demon: created a surpassing morally repugnant protagonist I still root for because of his prodigious intelligence. I'm ashamed of myself for liking him!" —Adam Savage ofMythBusters

      "It’s bizarre, sick, funny, and more than a little depraved, all of which is part of its charm." —Nerdist

      I respect Jason so much for following his audacious, wild, insane muse. Demon is raw, explosive fun.” —Chester Brown, author ofPaying For It

      "What can be said is that Shiga(Meanwhile) has woven a tight and tense narrative that keeps readers intrigued and guessing along with Yee, as he endures the mind-bending ramifications of his situation."—Publishers Weekly,starred review

      "[Shiga] set out to make a dynamic comic, one that would both encourage and facilitate readers to turn the page again and again...The result is something goofy, funny, harrowing, and exciting in a way that action comics rarely—if ever—achieve." —A.V. Club

      “Deeply uncomfortable and utterly brilliant.” —Gene Luen Yang, author ofAmerican Born Chinese,Boxers & Saints, and the Secret Coders series

      “Awesome! And horrifying. But mostly awesome!” —Zach Weinersmith, author ofSaturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

      "Shiga’s simplistic cartoon style helps soften the blow; with his characters’ bug eyes and rounded structures, murder and suicide have never looked so adorable" —Booklist

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    Tetris The Games People Play Box Brown
    9781626723153 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary On Sale Date: October 11, 2016 Print Run: 50000
    $27.99 CAD 6.16 x 8.55 x 0.77 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y First Second
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      It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams.

      Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.

      In this graphic novel,New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail,Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

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      Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His bookAndre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on theNew York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second isTetris: The Games People Play.Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Eisner Award Nominee 2017, Nominated
      Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed
      Reviews

      Included in NYPL's "Notable 50 Best Books for Teens" list.

      "The story never stops moving until its final pieces are in place."—New York Times

      "One of gaming's most intriguing tales...A book to watch." —Nerdist

      "[A] look at the creation of Alexey Pajitnov’s enduring classic and the drama that ensues when people with big bags of money try to cash in the game’s popularity." —Kotaku

      "A rich read that provides valuable context for the rise of video games in the late 20th century." —A.V. Club

      "This is a work about the bittersweet dissonances of artistic creativity and commercial greed and the ephemeral yet crucial joy we get from making things fall into place." —io9

      "Against the backdrop of the Cold War, the saga of Tetris played out like a spy thriller—tragic deaths, corporate conspiracies, the prestige of nations hanging in the balance." —Boston Globe

      "A clean and engaging visual style supports a story that sustains narrative drive, humanizing the characters and making readers care about every development. " —Kirkus, starred review

      "Simply illustrated in a sequential panel format, the charming black-andwhite drawings convey high-concept ideas in a clever, succinct manner." —Booklist

      "Tetris is a remarkably spare work, cleanly and effortlessly introducing countless real-life characters and companies that intersect and tangle together in a game of tug-of-war." —GQ

      "It also cleverly mimics the structure of Tetris itself: straightforward and engaging, without any extra bells and whistles." —School Library Journal,starred review

      "The blocky paneled illustrations are reminiscent of early video game graphics, and the compact text uses dialogue effectively to break up narrative sections and keep the unfolding drama personal rather than historically distant." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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    Series: Last Man
    Last Man: The Rescue The Last Man Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, Balak
    9781626720510 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga On Sale Date: November 01, 2016 Print Run: 20000
    $16.99 CAD 6.07 x 8.55 x 0.57 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y First Second
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      A villain that had lurked in the shadows comes to the light. A fallen friend resurrected as a monstrous new enemy. An old flame in danger of suffering a fate worse than death. Richard Aldana has faced many challenges inside and outside the boxing ring, but when Marianne and Adrian are captured by an ambitious drug lord bent on dominating entire worlds, Richard may be biting off more than he can chew.

      With its intricate fantasy setting and heart-pounding action sequences, Last Man has become the smash hit comics series in France. Combining compelling character-driven storytelling, fast-paced adventure, magic, and martial arts, Last Man is an addictive series with a cliffhanger at the end of each volume. In volume six,The Rescue, the long-awaited confrontation between Adrian, Marianne, and Richard has arrived, and its startling resolution will leave you floored!

      Bio

      Bastien Vivès was born in 1984 in Paris. He spent his childhood drawing with his brother. His studies focused on illustration and animation at the �cole des Gobelins. His first title came out in 2007.

      Michaël Sanlaville graduated from the Emile Cohl school, and later the Gobelins, after which he followed twin careers in animation (at the Xilam studio) and in comics with Casterman Publishers.

      Balak (aka Yves Bigerel) graduated from the Gobelins School of Animation in 2006. Balak works as a storyboard artist, 2D animator, and TV show director in France. He works with Marvel Comics on the new digital Infinite Comics brand as a storyboard artist.

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      "Last Man is irresistible. Blending elements of manga and bande dessinee with a loose boldness and a flair for fantasy, this series is a winner." —Paul Pope, author of Battling Boy
  • 4
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    9781250090195 Floor display (filled) YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance Age (years) from 12 - 18 On Sale Date: November 08, 2016
    $251.91 CAD 9 x 31.5 x 11.5 in Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Feiwel & Friends
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  • 5
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    9780374305680 Floor display (filled) JUVENILE FICTION / Family On Sale Date: October 04, 2016
    $175.50 CAD 10.5 x 29.5 x 5.25 in Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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  • 6
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    Series: Brown Bear and Friends
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Edition with audio CD Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle
    9781627797214 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Classics Age (years) from 2 - 5 On Sale Date: September 06, 2016 Print Run: 50000
    $27.99 CAD 9.34 x 12.42 x 0.41 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      A special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classicBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, complete with audio CD read by Gwyneth Paltrow.

      Fifty years ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then,Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children.

      To celebrate Brown Bear's 50th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and includes an audio CD. Brown Bear fans will be able to read along with the story as it's read on the CD and hear the author and illustrator talk about this beloved book.

      This title has Common Core connections.

      Bio

      BILL MARTIN JRwas an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, and held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. In addition to the belovedBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and its companions, Martin's books for children includeListen to the Rain,Here Are My Hands, and the acclaimedKnots on a Counting Rope, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.

      ERIC CARLE is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator ofThe Very Hungry Caterpillarand illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.'sBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?.

      Marketing & Promotion
        " Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Marketing Campaign
        Special Trade and Account Anniversary Promotions
        Major National Media Campaign
        Prepublication Trade & Major National Consumer Advertising
        Extensive Digital Marketing and Social Media 50th Anniversary Campaign
        Dedicated 50th Anniversary Website
        Brown Bear 50th Anniversary Promotional Items and Merchandising Kits
        Third-Party Marketing Promotions
        Signed Print in MCPG Art Portfolio and 50th Anniversary Tote Bag"
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      “The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers.” —The Horn Book Guide

      “A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text.” —Booklist

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    Series: Brown Bear and Friends
    Brown Bear & Friends Little Bear Library Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle
    9781627797290 Multiple copy pack JUVENILE FICTION / Classics Age (years) from 2 - 5 On Sale Date: September 06, 2016 Print Run: 50000
    $22.99 CAD 3.5 x 4.58 x 1.55 in Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      Available for the first time, this junior library brings together miniature paper-over-board editions of all four bear books:Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?,Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?,Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

      Kids and collectors will love this tiny treatment of the classic series, with complete unabridged editions of each story. Young readers will discover the colors of the classicBrown Bear, the sounds ofPolar Bear, the endangered species ofPanda Bear, and the North American animals ofBaby Bear, from renowned author-illustrator duo Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.

      This title has Common Core connections.

      Bio

      BILL MARTIN JRwas an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, and held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. In addition to the belovedBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and its companions, Martin's books for children includeListen to the Rain,Here Are My Hands, and the acclaimedKnots on a Counting Rope, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.

      ERIC CARLE is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator ofThe Very Hungry Caterpillarand illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.'sBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?.

      Marketing & Promotion
        " Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Marketing Campaign
        Special Trade and Account Anniversary Promotions
        Major National Media Campaign
        Prepublication Trade & Major National Consumer Advertising
        Extensive Digital Marketing and Social Media 50th Anniversary Campaign
        Dedicated 50th Anniversary Website
        Brown Bear 50th Anniversary Promotional Items and Merchandising Kits
        Third-Party Marketing Promotions
        Signed Print in MCPG Art Portfolio and 50th Anniversary Tote Bag
        Major School and Library Campaign"
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      Awards
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      “The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers.” —The Horn Book Guide

      “A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text.” —Booklist

  • 8
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    Series: Brown Bear and Friends
    Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? 10th Anniversary Edition with Audio CD Bill Martin, Eric Carle
    9781627797313 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Classics Age (years) from 2 - 5 On Sale Date: September 06, 2016 Print Run: 25000
    $27.99 CAD 9.41 x 12.3 x 0.36 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      Happy birthday, Baby Bear!

      Since its publication ten years ago,Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? has joined Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's other bestselling bear books as a perpetual favorite. Millions of children, as well as their parents and teachers, have loved meeting the animals featured in these pages.

      Now you can enjoyBaby Bear in a larger format that showcases Eric Carle's vibrant art alongside Bill Martin Jr's familiar, rhythmic text. At the back of the book, you will find a CD on which Gwyneth Paltrow reads this classic story—as she has many times with her own children.

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      Bill Martin Jr. (1916-2004) wrote children's books for more than thirty years. He earned a Ph.D. in early childhood education and was a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.

      Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art.Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated. eric-carle.com

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        " Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Marketing Campaign
        Special Trade and Account Anniversary Promotions
        Major National Media Campaign
        Prepublication Trade & Major National Consumer Advertising
        Extensive Digital Marketing and Social Media 50th Anniversary Campaign
        Dedicated 50th Anniversary Website
        Brown Bear 50th Anniversary Promotional Items and Merchandising Kits
        Third Party Marketing Promotions
        Signed Print in MCPG Art Portfolio and 50th Anniversary Tote Bag
        Major School and Library Campaign"
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers.” —The Horn Book Guide

      “A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text.” —Booklist

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    Series: DC Super Friends
    DC Super Friends: The Missing Batmobile A Lift-the-Flap Book DC Comics
    9780374303952 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 2 - 6 On Sale Date: September 06, 2016 Print Run: 100000
    $12.99 CAD 9.25 x 8.29 x 0.82 in | 16 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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      The Joker has stolen the Batmobile, and it's up to the Super Friends to try to find the evil villain and bring him to justice! Come along with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and the rest of the Super Friends as they search all the nooks and crannies in the city for the stolen Batmobile. With flaps to lift in every scene and easy-to-turn tabbed pages, this book is perfect for the tiniest of superhero fans.
      Bio
      DC Super Friends is the youngest brand of character-related books and merchandise featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg, Robin, and Aquaman.
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        "San Diego Comic-Con/New York Comic Con Promotions Major National Pop Culture Media Campaign National Consumer Advertising Campaign Extensive Digital Marketing & Social Media Campaign"
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      “The superfriends battle the Joker.The Joker has stolen the Batmobile, and Batman needs the Justice League to help him find it. Page by page readers are introduced to the world's finest, each using their own special set of skills to help Batman...Each page has a tab on the end with a portrait of an individual DC Comics' hero, so little readers can flip right to their favorites. The book also boasts many flaps that lift and enhance the scene. Villains and heroes hide beneath these flaps, and the last two pages fold out for a massive spread with all the heroes in one sweeping shot...The colors are bright, the compositions are on point, and the action pops. A pretty good start for little readers dipping their toes into the world of DC Comics.” —Kirkus Reviews
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    Series: DC Super Friends
    DC Super Friends Workbook ABC 123 Over 50 pages of wipe-clean letters and numbers to practice DC Comics
    9780374303990 Spiral bound JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 3 - 6 On Sale Date: September 06, 2016 Print Run: 100000
    $14.99 CAD 8.88 x 11.09 x 0.44 in | 56 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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      Help your children join forces with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and the rest of the DC Super Friends to learn essential reading, writing, and mathematical skills inDC Super Friends Workbook ABC 123.

      This spiral-bound wipe-clean workbook features more than 50 pages of simple exercises and activities that can be practiced again and again with the included wipe-clean pen to develop your child’s key ABC and 123 skills.

      The youngest of superhero fans will love learning their letters and numbers all while fighting supervillains like the Joker, Lex Luthor, and Catwoman alongside their DC Super Friends.

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      DC Super Friends is the youngest brand of character-related books and merchandise featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg, Robin, and Aquaman.
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