HMH Young Readers Early Spring 2019

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    9781328557261 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / General Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $21.99 CAD 10.05 x 10.18 x 0.39 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 26 Canadian Rights: Y Versify
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      Richard Scarry’sBusytowngets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

      Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling life of a border town. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!
      Bio
      Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpré Award-winning illustrator of theLowriders inSpace series by Cathy Camper. He is currently working on a YA graphic novel with David Bowles. He grew up between El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, México and now lives in Boston, MA with colorist Elaine Bay.

      www.artbyraul.com
      Twitter: @raulthe3rd
      Instagram: @raulthethird.info

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      "[T]he grab bag of bilingual terms embedded in dialogue, signage, and stray scraps of text invite all readers to have a grand time latching onto what they know and figuring out what they don’t."–The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review

      "Witty, stylish panel artwork crackles with funky comic energy....Most pleasing is the market’s atmosphere of warmth and affection."–Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

      "This picture book entertains and informs readers through fresh and engaging art, advancing Spanish vocabulary and cultural references. A winner."–School Library Journal, STARRED review

      "The comics-style illustrations of anthropomorphic creatures, objects, and places are full of detail and very enjoyable to explore....[T]this simple morning walk turns into a scavenger hunt of Spanish words and Mexican cultural elements." –The Horn Book, STARRED review

      "Excellent for English and Spanish language learners alike....This lively, inviting picture book offers readers a playful glimpse into a desert world surrounded by mountains and cactuses."–Booklist

      "A culturally intricate slice of a lupine courier's life."–Kirkus

      “The Book of the Year is now out” Tom Angleberger, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Origami Yoda Series.

      “Hats off to Raul the Third for this BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL new picture book. You can read it a hundred times and see something new and extraordinary every time.” Dav Pilkey, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Dog Man Series


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    The Undefeated Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
    9781328780966 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 75000
    $25.99 CAD 11.37 x 10.5 x 0.41 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 26 Canadian Rights: Y Versify
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      The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.
      Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.
      Bio
      Kwame Alexander is theNew York Times Bestselling author of 25 books, includingRebound, the critically acclaimed prequel to the 2015 Newbery Medal-winningThe Crossover. The recipient of the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award, Kwame lives with his family in Virginia.

      www.kwamealexander.com
      Twitter: @kwamealexander
      Instagram: @kwamealexander

      Kadir Nelson is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. Among his other awards are an NAACP Image Award, and the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award. His work has appeared inThe New York Times,Sports Illustrated, andThe New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

      www.kadirnelson.com
      Twitter: @kadirnelson
      Instagram:@kadirnelson
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        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
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        starred review from Kirkus
        - starred review from Booklist
        - 75k print run
        - part of Newbery medal-winning author Kwame Alexander's brand new Versify imprint
        - Kwame Alexander will be on The Morning Show in Toronto May 3rd
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      "[T]his magnificent anthem to the courage and genius of black Americans has been turned into a picture book with stunning portraits by Nelson....communicating clearly that when black lives matter, America is stronger." —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

      "Alexander's poetry possesses a straightforward, sophisticated, steady rhythm that, paired with Nelson's detail-oriented oil paintings, carries readers through generations...An incredible connector text for young readers eager to graduate to weighty conversations about our yesterday, our now, and our tomorrow." —Kirkus, STARRED review

      "A beautiful volume that encourages multiple viewings and further research...With a lengthy roster of accolades and best-seller credits between them, this untouchable duo's book will fly off the shelf." —Booklist, STARRED review

      "Alexander and Nelson honor the achievements, courage, and perseverance of ordinary black people as well as prominent black artists, athletes, and activists....creating a through-line from past to present." —The Horn Book, STARRED review

      "[A] poignant and powerful ode to the resilience and strength of black life and history in America.... Alexander and Nelson present an exceptionally moving and triumphant work. This book is an essential first purchase." —School Library Journal, STARRED review
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    The Last Last-Day-of-Summer Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola
    9781328460837 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure Age (years) from 10 - 12 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $24.99 CAD 6.75 x 8.43 x 1.1 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Versify
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      "The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons. And I, for one, am grateful to Giles, and this brilliant story, for that reminder." —Jason Reynolds, author of Newbery HonoreeLong Way Down

      “The legendary heroes of this legendary book are already legendary when the story begins! From there things can only get legendary-er!” —Tom Angleberger, author of theOrigami Yoda series

      "Lamar Giles has written an instant classic—readers won't want their time with the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County to end." —Gwenda Bond, author of theLois Lane series

      The Hardy Boys meetsThe Phantom Tollbooth, in the new century! When two adventurous cousins accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets hidden between the unmoving seconds, minutes, and hours are not the endless fun they expected.

      Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. And as the summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun, even as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have. That is, until a mysterious man appears with a camera that literally freezes time. Now, with the help of some very strange people and even stranger creatures, Otto and Sheed will have to put aside their differences to save their town—and each other—before time stops for good.
      Bio
      Lamar Giles is an Edgar Award-nominated author and has published three young adult novels. He is the co-founder of #WeNeedDiverse books and has edited two #WNDB anthologies, including 2018'sFresh Ink.

      www.lrgiles.com
      Twitter: @LRGiles
      Instagram: @LamarGiles
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      "With total mastery, Giles creates in Logan County an exuberant vortex of weirdness, where the commonplace sits cheek by jowl with the utterly fantastic, and populates it with memorable characters who more than live up to their setting....[I]maginative, thrill-seeking readers, this is a series to look out for." —Kirkus, STARRED review

      "Laced with humor, the fantastical time war plays out at a dizzying pace as Giles interjects affecting realism with themes of reconciliation, family, identity, and destiny." —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

      "[A] zany, clever adventure filled with surreal humor.... Anchored by its genuine characters and buoyed by its true fun, this is an adventure with staying power." —Booklist, STARRED review

      "Giles gives his middle school–aged African-American protagonists unique style and admirable substance....While the pair manages to fix time in this adventure, an underlying distress suggests readers may enjoy greater depth in upcoming visits to an already cleverly fantastical and fantastically clever universe." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      "The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons. And I, for one, am grateful to Giles, and this brilliant story, for that reminder. " —Jason Reynolds, author of Newbery HonoreeLong Way Down

      “The legendary heroes of this legendary book are already legendary when the story begins! From there things can only get legendary-er!” —Tom Angleberger, author of theOrigami Yoda series

      "Lamar Giles has written an instant classic--readers won't want their time with the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County to end." —Gwenda Bond, author of theLois Lane series
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    White Rose Kip Wilson
    9781328594433 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 12 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 30000
    $25.99 CAD 6.74 x 8.43 x 1.22 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Versify
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      “In a searing indictment of silent complicity,White Roseshines a light on one remarkable young woman’s insistence on the power of truth, no matter the cost. A timely call to resistance.” – Joy McCullough, author ofBlood Water Paint

      White Rose is a resonant testament to courage. In a time of horrific brutality, young people found a nonviolent way to resist. Told in the form of poetry, the story of their hopes is honored and brought back to life, still relevant today, when regimes that spread hatred are once again thriving, and words are our most powerful defensive weapon.” – Margarita Engle, author of Newbery HonoreeThe Surrender Tree and 2017-2019 Young People's Poet Laureate.

      "Both heart-wrenching and inspiring, Sophie Scholl's story, as retold by Kip Wilson inWhite Rose, is a stunning reminder to stand against evil, even when you stand alone. This is the kind of book that sticks in your heart long after you've finished. An incredible story of heroism incredibly told." – Mackenzi Lee, author ofNew York Times BestsellerThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue

      "White Rose
      is a deftly plotted, absorbing read. A bold tribute to a brave hero of the German resistance during World War II. Wilson’s debut is a triumph!"
      —Melanie Crowder, author of National Jewish Book Award finalistAudacity

      “A graceful, moving portrait of a heroic young woman’s defiant refusal to remain complicit with Nazi oppression.” – Julie Berry, Printz Honor author ofThe Passion of Dolssa

      A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.

      Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators. This debut novel recounts the lives of Sophie and her friends and highlights their brave stand against fascism in Nazi Germany.
      Bio
      Kip Wilson is the Poetry Editor of the Young Adult Review Network and has a Ph.D. in German Literature. In 2017, she won the PEN/New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award, and her work has appeared in several children’s literary magazines.

      www.kipwilsonwrites.com
      Twitter: @kiperoo
      Instagram: @kipwilsonwrites
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      â?? "Real events made deeply personal in an intense, bone-chilling reading experience." —Kirkus, STARRED review

      â?? "[T]imely and relevant....This tale based on the real life of a young activist, supported by extensive back matter, belongs in all collections serving young teens." School Library Journal, STARRED review

      â?? "[M]oving and inspiring....this is a model of well-researched and riveting historical fiction." —Booklist, STARRED review

      "[C]andid and absorbing present-tense free verse....[a] strong addition to the canon of WWII fiction."—Publishers Weekly

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      Wilson does an exceptional job revealing Sophie’s inner thoughts and feelings....simultaneously uplifting and heartbreaking."—The Horn Book

      "The verses pack an emotional punch....This will be a highly accessible pathway into conversations about the role of women in war and resistance and... an insightful addition to any curriculum about resistance in World War II." –The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      “In a searing indictment of silent complicity,White Roseshines a light on one remarkable young woman’s insistence on the power of truth, no matter the cost. A timely call to resistance.” – Joy McCullough, author ofBlood Water Paint

      White Rose is a resonant testament to courage. In a time of horrific brutality, young people found a nonviolent way to resist. Told in the form of poetry, the story of their hopes is honored and brought back to life, still relevant today, when regimes that spread hatred are once again thriving, and words are our most powerful defensive weapon.” – Margarita Engle, author of Newbery HonoreeThe Surrender Tree and 2017-2019 Young People's Poet Laureate.

      "Both heart-wrenching and inspiring, Sophie Scholl's story, as retold by Kip Wilson inWhite Rose, is a stunning reminder to stand against evil, even when you stand alone. This is the kind of book that sticks in your heart long after you've finished. An incredible story of heroism incredibly told." – Mackenzi Lee, author ofNew York Times BestsellerThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue

      "White Rose is a deftly plotted, absorbing read. A bold tribute to a brave hero of the German resistance during World War II. Wilson’s debut is a triumph!" – Melanie Crowder, author of National Jewish Book Award finalistAudacity

      “A graceful, moving portrait of a heroic young woman’s defiant refusal to remain complicit with Nazi oppression.” –Julie Berry, Printz Honor author ofThe Passion of Dolssa

      “This deeply thought-provoking debut is an important addition to the canon of Holocaust Literature for young people; it is sure to inspire discussion and leave a long-standing impact on its readers.” –Padma Venkatraman, award-winning author of A Time to Dance
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    I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (board book) Karen Beaumont, David Catrow
    9780358004158 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / General Age (years) from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: March 12, 2019 Print Run: 14500
    $11.99 CAD 6.68 x 7.4 x 0.76 in | 30 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      An energetic child attempts to paint everything—the walls, the ceiling, even himself—before mama finds out in this board book edition of thisNew York Timesbest-selling title!
      A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama!

      Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous childhood activity into raucous storytime fun, giving a silly twist to the fine art of self-expression.
      Bio
      Karen Beaumont is known for her lively and celebratory picture books, includingI Like Myself! and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!, both illustrated by David Catrow. She lives in Northern California. Visit her at karenbeaumont.com.

      David Catrowis the illustrator of more than seventy books for children. He lives in Ohio. Visit him at catrow.com.
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    I Love Science Explore with sliders, lift-the-flaps, a wheel, and more! Allison Wortche, Steve Mack
    9781328529374 Novelty book JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: April 23, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $12.99 CAD 7.18 x 6.99 x 0.49 in | 14 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      A colorful novelty board book designed to introduce scientific concepts to babies and toddlers. Simple text, bold artwork, and fun hands-on elements combine to create an interactive and educational experience for the youngest of scientists! For fans ofQuantum Physics for Babiesand other board books in the Baby University series.
      Scientists are curious. Do you ever wonder: How do volcanoes erupt? orWhy do leaves turn different colors? This colorful novelty board book with simple text and bold, fun artwork is designed to celebrate curiosity and introduce scientific concepts to babies and toddlers. Fun novelty elements--such as lift-the-flaps, a spinning wheel, gatefolds, die-cuts, and more--combine to create an interactive and educational experience for the youngest of curious scientists.
      Bio
      Allison Wortche is an author and freelance children's book editor. She lives in New York with her family.

      Steve Mack
      is a freelance illustrative creative specialist. He currently works in designing baby toys and play mats, children's publishing, animated shorts for television and online. Visit him at www.stevemack.com.
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    I Love Space Explore with sliders, lift-the-flaps, a wheel, and more! Allison Wortche, Steve Mack
    9781328529367 Novelty book JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: April 23, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $12.99 CAD 7.21 x 7.02 x 0.51 in | 14 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      A colorful and shiny board book designed to introduce our solar system to very young readers, with simple text, bold artwork, and fun interactive elements. For fans ofQuantum Physics for Babiesand other board books in the Baby University series. \
      Calling all astronauts! Ready to zoom into space? Come fly away on an out-of-this-world journey and learn about our solar system! This colorful novelty board book with simple text and bold, fun artwork is designed to celebrate space and introduce scientific concepts to babies and toddlers. Fun novelty elements--such as lift-the-flaps, a spinning wheel, glitter, foil, gatefolds and more--combine to create an interactive and educational experience for the youngest of explorers.
      Bio
      Allison Wortche is an author and freelance children's book editor. She lives in New York with her family.

      Steve Mack is a freelance illustrative creative specialist. He currently works in designing baby toys and play mats, children's publishing, animated shorts for television and online. Visit him at www.stevemack.com.
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    9781328585158 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Age (years) from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: April 16, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $12.99 CAD 6.75 x 7.5 x 1.16 in | 30 pages Carton Quantity: 14 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      In this dreamy companion to the beloved classicThe Napping House, a full moon is keeping everyone in the napping house awake! Finally, a musical visitor sends sleepy Granny, her energetic grandson, and their menagerie off to dreamland. Enjoy this padded board book at sleepy storytimes.
      In the wide-awake bed in the full-moon house, everyone is restless! The moonlight is pouring in and no one can get to sleep: not Granny, her grandchild, the dog, the cat, or even a mouse. It's not until a tiny musical visitor offers up a soothing song does the menagerie settle down, and finally everyone is off to dreamland. With a patterned text and stunning paintings, Audrey and Don Wood reveal once again why they are picture book creators of the highest order.The Full Moon at the Napping House, the dreamy companion to their classicThe Napping House, is now in a cozy padded board book edition—perfect for sharing at bedtime or anytime.
      Bio
      Audrey Wood has authored many beloved children’s books, including the bestsellingThe Napping House,The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor BookKing Bidgood's in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg,Piggies, andPiggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.
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    Hooray for Babies! Susan Meyers, Sue Cornelison
    9781328528476 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 13500
    $21.99 CAD 10.21 x 9.99 x 0.39 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      From the author of the bestsellingEverywhere Babies comes a sweet and bouncy rhyming picture book that celebrates all the joys and wonders of being a baby.
      Bio
      Susan Meyers is the author ofEverywhere Babies, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee, and many other picture books. She lives in Northern California.

      Sue Cornelison is an author/illustrator who lives and works in St. Charles, Iowa. She relishes her time with family when she isn't working on projects. Visit her at suecornelison.com.
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      "Meyers (“Everywhere Babies”) and Cornelison (“Lost and Found Cat”) have created a buoyant mood of baby-centric fun.”—The New York Times Book Review

      "[O]ne baby palooza after another....a celebration of babies’ play and exploration.”—Wall Street Journal

      "A baby bonanza!"—Kirkus

      "A buoyant celebration of all things baby."—Publishers Weekly
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    Series: Curious George
    Curious George Seek-and-Find (CGTV) H. A. Rey
    9781328589248 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Activity Books Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: March 12, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $14.99 CAD 9.81 x 11.97 x 0.28 in | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 35 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      From under the sea to outer space, join Curious George as he searches for hidden items this seek-and-find adventure based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series.
      George loves going on adventures and exploring new places. Whether he's enjoying the excitement of the amusement park or the yummy comforts of Chef Pisghetti's restaurant, there's always so much to see and do. Can you help George find the hidden items pictured on each page? For more seeking and searching fun, don't forget to look for George's friends, too.
      Bio
      Hans Augusto Reywas born in Hamburg, Germany. As a child, he spent much of his time in the Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. He married Margret Rey and the manuscript for the first Curious George book was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when escaping from Paris in 1940, and many Curious George books have followed.

      www.curiousgeorge.com
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