Special Markets - Random House Gift Books - Fall 2018

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    We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson
    9780525580423 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: September 04, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 7.75 x 9.75 x 0.48 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Crown Books for Young Readers
    • Marketing Copy

      Fifty of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators—including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander—share answers to the question, “In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?” in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.

      What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.

      Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (cofounder of We Need Diverse Books), and artists Ekua Holmes, Rafael Lopez, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and more, this anthology empowers the nation’s youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow.
      A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018!
      A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018!
      Wade Hudson is president and CEO of Just Us Books, an independent publisher of books for children and young adults. For his work, Wade has received a New Jersey Stephen Crane Literary Award; the Ida B. Wells Institutional Leadership Award, presented by the Center for Black Literature; and the Madame C. J. Walker Legacy Award, given by the Zora Neale Hurston—Richard Wright Foundation. He has also been inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Discover more about Wade online at wadehudson-authorpublisher.com.

      Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author, editor, and cofounder and editorial director of Just Us Books, an independent company that focuses on Black-interest books for children and young adults. Cheryl has written over two dozen books for young children, is a member of the children’s book committee of PEN America, and has served as a diversity consultant to a number of educational publishers. Learn more about Cheryl at her website cherylwhudson.weebly.com.

      Author Residence: East Orange, New Jersey
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: PUBLICITY


        Pre-Publication Announcement and (Author-Driven) Cover Reveal (January-February 2018)

        Pursue Pre-Publication Content Feature/s via Media (Targets: A Mighty Girl / Huffington Post) timed with Black History Month (February)

        Early Galley Mailing & Outreach to Top Trade Review Publications (Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The New York Times Book Review, Booklist, The Horn Book) and Long-Lead National General Interest, Entertainment, Poetry and niche media outlets.

        Pre-Publication Top Media Mailing


        National Review Attention

        Outreach across national print, online, and appropriate broadcast outlets with a focus on crossover, entertainment, niche, poetry and news outlets, including:

        Teen outlets (Seventeen, Justine, Teen Vogue)

        General Interest and Entertainment (Time, Entertainment Weekly, AV Club, Mashable, Salon)

        Niche media (African American interest, Women’s interest, LGBTQ interest)

        Feature in Activism Round-up

        Influencer Mailing

        Pursue Select Appearances with Cheryl & Wade Hudson

        Local Author Appearances and Media Outreach

        Coordinate Book Sales at Contributors’ Events

        Cross-Promotion With Authors Social Media

        Author Website: justusbooks.blogspot.com

        Author Social Media: @JustUsBooks
    • Awards & Reviews

      "A love song from children's literature's brightest stars to America's Indigenous children and children of color, encouraging them to be brave and kind."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      "Addressing complex topics with sensitivity and candor, this a necessary purchase for all libraries serving children."—School Library Journal, starred review

      "Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson, founders of Just Us Books, offer this empowering anthology to counter today’s often-unsettling political climate for children of varying ethnicities, faiths, identities, and abilities"—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      "The attractive and accessible presentation will pull kids in; the wisdom they find inside will keep them engaged—and, it is to be hoped, motivated."—Horn Book, starred review
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    Becoming Michelle Obama
    9781524763138 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: November 13, 2018
    $40.00 CAD 6.4 x 9.53 x 1.38 in | 1.73 lb | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Crown
    • Marketing Copy

      An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

      In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

      In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
      Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

      The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

      Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

      Author Hometown: Chicago
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: www.becomingmichelleobama.com

        Author Social Media: @MichelleObama
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    City Ingela P Arrhenius, Ingela P Arrhenius
    9781536202571 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Lifestyles Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: September 18, 2018
    $30.00 CAD 13.38 x 18.19 x 0.49 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Candlewick Studio
    • Marketing Copy

      From the designer behind Animals comes another eye-catching oversize offering: thirty-two vivid images honoring the sights and staples of our cities.

      After turning heads and delighting readers with her giant book of animals, Swedish children’s designer Ingela P. Arrhenius turns her talents to the many attractions that make cities so special. Iconic urban images are featured on every page — from subways to skyscrapers, museums to cafes, fountains to sidewalk newsstands. Each bold, graphic image is set apart by a different typeface, transforming a whimsical celebration of cities into an artfully designed title for every bookshelf.
      Ingela P. Arrhenius is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who has always loved to draw. She is the illustrator of The World’s Best Noses, Ears, and Eyes by Helen Rundgren and the author-illustrator of Animals, Where’s the Owl?, Where’s the Giraffe?, Where’s the Ladybug?, and Where’s the Hen? Ingela P. Arrhenius lives and works in Sweden.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Retro, stylish, and elegant in design, with plenty of detail to engage young kids, this big, bright tome will be a great tool for use in a preschool classroom or library reading circle...Ideal for young listeners and beginning readers who are making their first word associations.
      —Kirkus Reviews
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    Isle of You David LaRochelle, Jaime Kim
    9780763691165 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
    $22.99 CAD 10.06 x 11 x 0.38 in | 1.06 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Candlewick
    • Marketing Copy

      A deep breath and a little imagination are key in this gentle, beautifully illustrated story that will inspire little ones to lift their own spirits — and remember that they are loved.

      Some days are harder to get through than others, but when you’re sad, or lonely, or angry, it helps to remember these words: the Isle of You. Take a moment to shake off your worries, then set sail to a land where your dreams can come true. Soar on the back of an eagle, hunt for treasure, watch dancing polar bears on roller skates — anything you can imagine is yours. Hopeful and dreamlike, Jaime Kim’s paintings illuminate a way for young readers to visualize a brighter, happier mood in this compassionate story by David LaRochelle.
      David LaRochelle is the author of many books for young readers, including Moo! and This Is NOT a Cat!, both illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, and How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, illustrated by Mark Fearing.David LaRochelle lives in Minnesota.

      Jaime (Jimyung) Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to the United States at the age of eighteen. She has illustrated many books for young readers, including La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo and And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner. Jaime Kim lives in North Carolina.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Every page is a double spread of delights in full color using pastel watercolor with digital tools. Children will love the carnival and castle environments, the roller-skating polar bears in tutus, and the friendly animal playmates. It’s a dreamland of wonders, a perfect isle to comfort angry or sorrowful moments in a child’s day.

      LaRochelle (Moo!) and Kim (La La La) have created the picture book equivalent of a guided visualization…those with a stubborn case of weltschmerz should welcome the calming sojourn.
      —Publishers Weekly

      Throughout, the narrator’s questions and suggestions have a peaceful and calming effect and add an interactive layer to the tale. A wonderful depiction of the power of imagination that encourages young children to look inwardly when faced with life challenges. A strong choice for most shelves.
      —School Library Journal

      Among picture books for younger readers, David LaRochelle’s playfully titled Isle of You is imbued with a dreamlike richness and features warm pastel illustrations by Jaime Kim…This is a lovely, soothing antidote to daily snappishness and stress.
      —The Guardian
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    Series: About Animals
    Bonkers About Beetles Owen Davey
    9781911171980 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals Age (years) from 5 - 9, Grade (US) from K - 4 On Sale Date: June 05, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 9.31 x 11.75 x 0.4 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flying Eye Books
    • Marketing Copy

      A Children’s Book Council 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.

      Owen Davey’s dynamic art and witty informational tidbits shine a light on the toughest bugs in the insect world: those brawny beetles!

      Did you know that there are roughly 400,000 different species of beetles? These incredible creatures make up about 25% of all animals on our planet! Beetles are superbly adapted to life in various climates across the world, wherever trees and flowers are found. From the mighty Goliath beetle to the beautiful iridescent scarab beetle, this captivating and stunningly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know about these fascinating insects.
      Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft and Orange.

      Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft and Orange.

      Illustrator Residence: Leicester, UK
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Kid-lit bookstagrammer mailing

        Top Indie Trade account mailing to accounts who sold previous books

        Series advertising in School Library Journal, The Horn Book and Dogo Books

        Series giveaway on Nobrow and Flying Eye Social Media channels

        Giveaway on Owen Davey Instagram (71K followers)

        Book will be promoted via BEA, ALA Annual and multiple children’s book and comics festivals throughout North America

        Co-op opportunities available on request

        National print and online advertising campaign

        Advance review copies available to press worldwide

        Digital ARC’s distributed via Edelweiss and Netgalley

        Lexile Leveling and Common Core Strands and Guided Reading Levels provided

        Publicity: Promotion via www.flyingeyebooks.com

        Promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

        Promotion from the artist

        Advance Access copy giveaway

        Advance review copies available to national press and media

        Kid-lit Instagrammer partnerships

        Author Website: owendavey.com

        Author Social Media: twitter.com/owendaveydraws
    • Awards & Reviews

      "Witty and informative, this handsome book may not transform beetle-aversion into beetle-mania, exactly, but it may cut down on those atavistic yelps of disgust."
      Wall Street Journal

      "Davey offers a dazzling exploration of some of Earth’s most diverse, ubiquitous—not to mention, kaleidoscopic—insects."
      Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

      "Bonkers About Beetles consists of pages on everything you ever wanted to know about beetles, from the largest to the smallest member of the order Coleoptera!"
      —Samantha D’Acunto, New York Botanical Garden

      "Filled with fun facts and exciting information about every beetle a person could think of, Bonkers About Beetles is a book that no matter how many times looked through, something new can always be found!"
      —The Tiny Activist

      “These books are a perfect choice for any kids interests about Nature, Wild Animals, Insects, etc.! They are fun and interactive, a great combination of basic descriptions as wells as facts about them from all around the world! The information is presented in a very fresh and innovative way. The wording and illustrations are a good balance to support learning.”
      —Tales of Kids
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    9781785863943 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Media Tie-In On Sale Date: August 28, 2018
    $38.99 CAD 7.72 x 11.77 x 0.59 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Comics
    • Marketing Copy

      Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation.

      The Beatles are recruited by the Captain of the Yellow Submarine to help him free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the world of Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

      The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies and their leader, Chief Blue Meanie. They turn the people of Pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprison the Pepperland’s guardians, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band inside a soundproof blue glass globe, before confiscating all the music instruments in the land. Pepperland’s mayor sends aging sailor, Young Fred out in the fabled Yellow Submarine to find help. He travels to our world where he stumbles across the Beatles and begs them to help him free his world. They agree and head back to Pepperland, teaming up with Jeremy The Nowhere Man along the way to help overthrow the evil Blue Meanies through the power of music and love.

      Story Locale: Pepperland
      Comic book artist, writer and editor, Bill Morrison, is the co-founder of Bongo Comics, publishes of the hugely successful Simpsons comic range of titles. Current Editor of the famous Mad magazine. He started his career as a technical illustrator before finding work at Disney where he created promotional art for Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Bambi, Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid, among others. He also produced his own comic called Roswell: Little Green Men, published by Bongo.

      Author Residence: New York, NY

      Author Hometown: Lincoln Park, Michigan
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Weekly/monthly genre/cult magazine interviews, features and reviews

        Major comic/pop culture website interviews, features and reviews

        Key genre/cult website and blog interviews, features and reviews

        Competitions and giveaways across entertainment/Sci-fi/genre/cult websites and blogs

        Titan-Comics.com promotional features and e-zine mailing to 150K database
    • Awards & Reviews

      "If any music movie has the right to be adapted into a comic book, due both to its aesthetics and its historical importance, Yellow Submarine is the one... bright and colorful and fun." - Nerdist

      "Beautiful" - Sci Fi Now Magazine

      "Superb artwork” - SFX Magazine

      “We declare Yellow Submarine an absolute hoot. 4/5” - Record Collector Magazine

      "The biggest thing to hit music/comics collaborations since Rob Liefeld‘s Abbey Road" - Bleeding Cool

      “Very impressive… cleverly catches the film’s phantasmagorical breeze” - Prog Magazine

      "Each page or double-page spread act[s] almost as a piece of poster art in itself ... Titan Comics have done an amazing job with this adaptation" - We Are Cult

      "A wonderful read for every generation internationally which attests to the global admiration for the Beatles" - XsNoize

      "This book is gorgeous" - Panel Patter

      "Faithfully based on Heinz Edelmann’s original artwork. 4/5" - Total Film Magazine

      "a fun adventure….If you loved the band and their music you will enjoy this book" - First Comic News

      "Beautifully presented and retains all the zany action and trippy spirit of the landmark British film" - SyFy Wire

      "Former Disney and The Simpsons artist Morrison splashes out several rainbows’ worth of pleasing colors for this happy ode to harmless psychedelia that perfectly captures the movie’s stoned punning and rippling anti-authoritarianism." - Publishers Weekly

      "Morrison uses the tools that are uniquely available to him in the comics medium – page design, panel shape, choice of moments and angles to depict, placement of word balloons, and timing of page turns – to bring something new to a familiar work. He moves the story along, he lands the jokes, and he gives readers something gorgeous to look at on every page. The result is a comic that brings you about as close to the magical world of Sgt. Pepper and the Blue Meanies as you can get without a little Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds playing in your headphones" - Forbes

      "Mind-bending adventure, where striking imagery and unbridled imagination deliver a treat on each page...A gorgeous tribute to a classic work of pop art." - Kirkus Review

      "This graphic novel is a real treasure, something that should not be missing in any library ... an excellent tribute to The Beatles' legacy" - Undercover Capes

      "An eye-catching, mind bending voyage" - Craig Fleming, Lancashire Evening Post

      "Do[es] a fantastic job of bringing the animated movie to life" - Donovan's Literary Services

      "A beautiful book that captures the surreal beauty of Yellow Submarine by an artist who clearly loves his inspiration ... the visuals that we are given here - over 112 beautiful pages - are breathtaking" - Pop Matters

      "Everyone with a soft spot for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine should add this graphic novel to their collection" - San Francisco Book Review

      "An exceptional graphic novel depiction of what is strongly considered to be one of the greatest music films of all time ... highly recommended" - Zombie Chimp
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    Unladylike A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin, Tyler Feder
    9780399580451 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies On Sale Date: October 02, 2018
    $32.00 CAD 7.77 x 9.28 x 0.97 in | 2.26 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Ten Speed Press
    • Marketing Copy

      A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today’s world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.

      Get ready to get unladylike with this field guide to the what’s, why’s, and how’s of intersectional feminism and practical hell-raising. Through essential, inclusive, and illustrated explorations of what patriarchy looks like in the real world, authors and podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin blend wild histories, astounding stats, social justice principles, and self-help advice to connect where the personal meets political in our bodies, brains, booty calls, bank accounts, and other confounding facets of modern woman-ing and nonbinary-ing. By laying out the uneven terrain of double-standards, head games, and handouts patriarchy has manspread across society for ages, Unladylike is here to unpack our gender baggage and map out the space that’s ours to claim.
      CRISTEN CONGER is a former senior staff writer and host for HowStuffWorks.com and co-creator of the hit podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You. She is a contributing writer for Refinery29, and her writing has appeared on Jezebel, Huffington Post Women, MSNBC, and ABC News. CAROLINE ERVIN is a podcast host and former editor at HowStuffWorks.com. She has a journalism background and researches and speaks on issues of sexuality, health, history, and pop culture—all through the lens of feminism and gender. Their new podcast, Unladylike, launch in Janaury 2018 as part of Midroll Media’s Earwolf network.

      Author Residence: Atlanta, GA

      TYLER FEDER is an illustrator and comedy writer. She has illustrated for Netflix, Comedy Central, and ESPN, and her work has been featured in Glamour and Brigitte magazines.

      Illustrator Residence: Chicago, IL
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Social advertising and promotion

        E-blast to lifestyle, women’s, parenting pop culture bloggers

        Academic and library marketing

        Promotion on author’s website, https://www.unladylike.co/

        Buzz mailing to special interest groups

        Promotional materials distribution for retailers


        Publicity: National publicity

        National television appearances

        National review and feature attention 

        National radio campaign

        Author events and interviews out of Atlanta with possible events on West Coast

        Author Website: https://www.unladylike.co/

        Author Social Media: @unladylikemedia
    • Awards & Reviews

      Praise for the Unladylike podcast:
      “While there are plenty of discussion-based feminist podcasts out there, few have figured out how to combine storytelling and interviews with social justice. Unladylike is perhaps the first to succeed.”

      “Gritty, wildly informative, and informed: a must-have feminist survival guide for the Trump era.”
      - STARRED Kirkus Review

      “[A] smart, sassy field guide for feminists…. Unapologetic and witty, this work is a great choice for followers of Jennifer Baumgardner and Roxane Gay but will also appeal to young adults and graphic novel fans.”
      - STARRED Library Journal Review

      “This book is truly special. Not only do the authors present the problems, but they also offer potential solutions and inspirational tools that are so crucial in driving the conversation forward. Their charming tone combined with the incisively detailed breakdown of all the ways in which the patriarchy affects women make Unladylike a must-read.”
      —Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing
      Unladylike is super smart, engaging, challenging, wildly necessary, and also really fun to look at. Can I please buy a million copies and spend my days traveling the country, handing them out to everyone I meet, on an epic patriarchy-smashing road trip? Anyone wanna join me?” 
      Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A–Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can

      “I cannot think of a friendlier or more delightful primer on women’s history, gender, and body awareness, and—of course—patriarchy-smashing than Unladylike.”
      —Andi Zeisler, cofounder of Bitch Media

      Unladylike is badass and punchy. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin take everything you know about feminism and amplify it to its most intersectional promise with cheerful infographics and illustrated life advice. Unladylike shines a light on the seriousness of being a woman in the world, without losing the gleeful ferment of modern feminism.”
      —Audrey Gelman, cofounder and CEO of The Wing

      “Everyone needs this book on their shelf immediately.” 
      Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga

      Unladylike is chock-full of funny and smart advice, illustrations, and infographics for young women. This book serves as a great introduction to academic feminism and intersectionality, but makes you feel like you’re talking with your coolest aunt.”
      —Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science and Women in Sports

      Unladylike puts into words so much about gender, power, and the patriarchy that I knew but could never really articulate, and taught me things I had never considered. It’s a great book for anyone who wants to learn to navigate and fight against oppressive structures in an unladylike way—whether they identify as a lady or not.”
      —Jaya Saxena, coauthor of Basic Witches
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    Series: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 50 Postcards of Women Creators, Leaders, Pioneers, Champions, and Warriors Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
    9780525576525 Cards BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women On Sale Date: September 04, 2018
    $27.00 CAD 4.44 x 6.73 x 1.45 in | 0.98 lb | 50 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Clarkson Potter
    • Marketing Copy

      Based on the New York Times bestseller and the most crowdfunded original book in Kickstarter history

      Show girls that they can be anything they want to be with this postcard set of 50 women that have changed history, from First Lady Michelle Obama to the Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini. Here are 50 postcards--50 pieces of art to send or save--that celebrate your favorite heroes. The cards are organized with 5 tabbed dividers--organized by the pioneers, leaders, creators, champions, and warriors who have broken down barriers--and everything is packaged in a unique keepsake box. With a short bio of the woman on each card and powerful quotes to pepper the package, this is a perfect stocking stuffer or gift for your favorite feminist.

      The rebels include:

      Creators: Frida Kahlo, The Bronte Sisters, Julia Child, Nina Simone, Zaha Hadid, Xian Zhang, Ada Lovelace, Maud Stevens Wagner, Maria Callas, and Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

      Leaders: Queen Elizabeth I, Fadumo Dayib, Yaa Asantewaa, Jingu, Hatshepsut, Nanny of the Maroons, Lakshmi Bai, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Eufrosina Cruz

      Pioneers: Sylvia Earle, Ann Makosinski, Jane Goodall, Alek Wek, Maria Sibylla Merian, Balkissa Chaibou, Wang Zhenyi, Mae C. Jemison, Cholita Climbers, and Maria Reiche

      Champions: Yursa Mardini, Maya Gabeira, Wilma Rudolph, Serena and Venus Williams, Mary Kom, Alfonsina Strada, Amna Al Haddad, Misty Copeland, Simone Biles, and Ashley Fiolek

      Warriors: Sonita Alizadeh, Claudia Ruggerini, Malala Yousafzai, Manal Al-Sharif, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Anna Politkovskaya, Harriet Tubman, Miriam Makeba, and Irena Sendlerowa
      Creative director FRANCESCA CAVALLO and writer and media entrepreneur ELENA FAVILLI are the cofounders of Timbuktu Labs, an indie publisher focused on creating beautiful books that inspire girls and women to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder. Illustrated by female illustrators around the world, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 are the most crowdfunded books in history.
      Marketing & Promotion
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    The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems Rachel Ignotofsky
    9780399580413 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 On Sale Date: September 18, 2018
    $25.99 CAD 8.8 x 10.3 x 0.7 in | 1.68 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 18 Canadian Rights: Y Ten Speed Press
    • Marketing Copy

      An illustrated journey through the world’s ecosystems that chronicles the plants and animals that live there and explains how they—and planet Earth—work, from the New York Times best-selling author of Women in Science.

      Beautifully combining art and science, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is an illustrated tour of the planet that reveals ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. Through exquisite drawings, maps, and infographics, New York Times best-selling author Rachel Ignotofsky makes earth science accessible and entertaining, explaining how our planet works, from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the carbon cycle, weather cycles, and more. Perfect for nature-loving readers ages 10 and up, this is an utterly charming and educational guide to the world we live in.

      Series Overview:
      RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is a New York Times-bestselling author, illustrator, designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Science Friday, Brain Pickings, and more. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, and I Love Science.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

      Author Hometown: Plainsboro, NJ
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Advertising on major science, lifestyle, and women’s interest sites and blogs  

        Promotion on author’s website, www.rachelignotofskydesign.com/  

        Targeted social network advertising  

        Academic outreach  

        Eblast to key librarians and education bloggers  

        Influencer mailing to relevant science and ecology thought-leaders

        New York and San Diego ComicCon promotion

        Publicity: National publicity

        National review and feature attention 

        Science and education/academic radio interviews and giveaways

        Promotion in special interest and women’s speaking summits, seminars, conferences, etc.

        Author Website: rachelignotofskydesign.com

        Author Social Media: @rachelignotofsky
    • Awards & Reviews

      "More than informative, this ecological adventure calls for action."
      Kirkus Reviews

      “Delightfully entertaining . . . the book makes science both accessible and appealing.”
      Cool Hunting

      "Swim through the art on each page of this book, while soaking up the science. Rachel Ignotofsky brilliantly uses her skills to create the ultimate illustrated story of life on Earth, delivering another blow to the misconception that art and science occupy separate realms. This book is a delight."
      – Megan Watzke and Kim Arcand
      , authors of Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe

      “This fantastic book combines Rachel Ignotofsky's instantly-recognizable illustrations with her passion for knowledge. While, on first glance, it may not look like a science book, it is absolutely jam-packed with fascinating, well-researched information. The format is great, too—each section stands on its own merit, but Rachel carefully and seamlessly intertwines them, weaving together the complex tale of life on Earth. The result is a very beautiful scientific treasure trove for anyone interested in the world's ecosystems.”
      – Laurie Winkless
      , author of Science and the City

      “Full of fun facts, quirky humor, and gorgeous illustrations, this is an accessible and richly informative book about a timely and important subject.”
      – Kate Moore
      , New York Times best-selling author of The Radium Girls

      “An essential book for every kid who is curious about science, nature, and how the world works.”
      –Andrea Beaty, author of Ada Twist, Scientist and Rosie Revere, Engineer

      "This is an ambitious and informative book that is also great fun. It is visually stunning, a real pleasure to read, and well worth exploring."
      – Tristan Gooley
      , author of The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

      “Rachel Ignotofsky's latest book is a marvelous tribute to its namesake, planet earth. Together with delightful hand-drawn illustrations, Ignotofsky presents an informative text packed with interesting facts and curiosities about the diverse ecosystems that span the globe. The book is at once awestruck and awe-inspiring, managing to balance admiration for the natural world with passionate pleas for its protection, and is sure to captivate nature- and science-loving readers within and beyond its intended age range.”
      – Kelsey Oseid
      , author of Whales and What We See in the Stars

      "This book is a delight. It is filled to the brim with wonderful facts and diagrams, covering the flora and fauna of ecosystems from around the world, the cycles of nature, and our role in protecting our planet. The stunning illustrations make each page a true work of art. A joy to read."
      – Owen Davey
      , author of Bonkers About Beetles
  • 10
    catalogue cover
    Oliver Jeffers The Working Mind and Drawing Hand Oliver Jeffers, Bono, John Maeda, Sharon Matt Atkins
    9780847862993 Hardcover ART / Individual Artists On Sale Date: October 16, 2018
    $75.00 CAD 10 x 12 x 1.3 in | 242 pages Carton Quantity: 7 Canadian Rights: Y Rizzoli
    • Marketing Copy

      Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal sketchbooks.

      This dynamic visual biography is Jeffers’s personal chronicle of an artist who blends his love of creating stories with his love of art and his infectious charm, and is a must-have for art lovers and bibliophiles both young and old.
      Oliver Jeffers takes a dive into Oliver’s own origin story, inspirations, art evolution, and passion for storytelling: from growing up loving art and creating stories as a young boy in Belfast, Ireland; to finding a huge audience for his loveable stories; to what led him to his enormously clever found painting; to his collaborations with U2, TED, Colette, and Apple, to his newest meditative dipped painting performances. Oliver Jeffers is a fresh canvas for his imagination, and includes a pass through his most popular work, never-before-published illustrations and art, and a look into his more personal world of sketchbooks and doodles. Oliver’s own story, infused with the whimsy and joy his work is famous for, is must-have not only for current fans of Oliver Jeffers’s picture books, but also new fans, art lovers, and bibliophiles both young and old.
      Oliver Jeffers is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and writer. his work has been exhibited in The Brooklyn Museum, Berlin, Dublin, London, Paris, Sydney, Washington, DC, and Belfast.

      Bono is a musician, humanitarian, and cofounder of U2.

      John Maeda is an artist, designer, and technologist.

      Sharon Matt Atkins is the director of curatorial affairs at the Brooklyn Museum.

      Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, is an English illustrator, and children’s writer perhaps best known for illustrating the books of Roald Dahl.

      Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

      Author Hometown: Belfast, Ireland
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Co-op available for placement

        Launch events with Oliver Jeffers

        Publicity: We will reach a wide audience through diverse magazines including the Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, W, Elle, Vogue, Book Forum

        We’ll see reviews in art magazines like Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Smithsonian, Print, iD, Whitewall, etc.

        Print, Bomb, Graphis, Anthem, Creativity, Communication Arts, and other design general interest publications.

        Online: gothamist.com, artinfo.com, salon.com, flavorpill.com, urbandaddy.com, huffingtonpost.com, boingboing, werd.com, thirteen.org (PBS-NY), typo-graphical.com, hypebeast.com, slamxhype.com, selectism.com, highsnobiety.com, kempt.com, lifeandtimes.com, freshnessmag.com, uncrate.com, stupiddope.com, themillions.com, etc.

    • Awards & Reviews

      "Funny, quirky, touching, thrilling only begin to cover the emotional depth of Oliver Jeffers’ work as a painter and picture book maker. This delightful monograph contains never-before-seen pieces and several tipped-in items, as well as notes on Jeffers’ personal history." —How Magazine

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