Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers Summer 2019

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    Series: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
    Anne's Feelings Inspired by Anne of Green Gables Kelly Hill Canada
    9780735262874 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $10.99 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.51 in | 22 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A must-have board book for Anne of Green Gables fans, with charming, hand-embroidered illustrations.

      Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes that showcase Anne’s wide array of feelings, including happy, brave and, of course, the depths of despair.

      Each feeling is brought to life through a memorable Anne scene, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.

      Part of a series of Anne concept books, Anne’s Feelings is a perfect way to introduce future fans to this winning character.


      Series Overview: A series of concept board books inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

      SUMMER 2018:

      Anne’s Numbers

      Anne’s Colors

      SUMMER 2019:

      Anne’s Alphabet

      Anne’s Feelings
      Bio
      KELLY HILL, whose middle name is Ann-with-an-E, is an award-winning book designer. She does all kinds of crafting; the illustrations for this book are a combination of sewing and embroidery. Kelly lives near Eugenia, Ontario, with her husband and two daughters.

      Author Residence: Eugenia, Ontario

      Author Hometown: Owen Sound, Ontario
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Include in TundraTots board book campaign

        Re-purpose Tundra Illustrator Studio video

        Kelly is making an Anne-themed quilting pattern- use this to reach out to quilting audiences

        A is for Anne art card



        Publicity: Consider Ontario events for Kelly



        Author Social Media: instagram.com/kelly_anne_hill
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR ANNE’S COLORS AND ANNE’S NUMBERS:

      Highly recommended by CM Magazine
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    Series: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
    Anne's Alphabet Inspired by Anne of Green Gables Kelly Hill Canada
    9780735262867 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $10.99 CAD 8 x 8.06 x 0.64 in | 28 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A must-have board book for Anne of Green Gables fans, with charming, hand-embroidered illustrations.

      Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes of the most recognizable moments from Anne of Green Gables, including nosy neighbor, freckles, kindred spirits and imagination.

      Each letter of the alphabet is brought to life through a memorable Anne scene, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.

      Part of a series of Anne concept books, Anne’s Alphabet is a perfect way to introduce future fans to this winning character.


      Series Overview: A series of concept board books inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

      SUMMER 2018:

      Anne’s Numbers

      Anne’s Colors

      SUMMER 2019:

      Anne’s Alphabet

      Anne’s Feelings
      Bio
      KELLY HILL, whose middle name is Ann-with-an-E, is an award-winning book designer. She does all kinds of crafting; the illustrations for this book are a combination of sewing and embroidery. Kelly lives near Eugenia, Ontario, with her husband and two daughters.

      Author Residence: Eugenia, Ontario

      Author Hometown: Owen Sound, Ontario
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Include in TundraTots board book campaign

        Re-purpose Tundra Illustrator Studio video

        Kelly is making an Anne-themed quilting pattern- use this to reach out to quilting audiences

        A is for Anne art card



        Publicity: Consider Ontario events for Kelly



        Author Social Media: instagram.com/kelly_anne_hill
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR ANNE’S COLORS AND ANNE’S NUMBERS:

      Highly recommended by CM Magazine
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    Sam Sorts Marthe Jocelyn Canada
    9780735265769 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date: January 02, 2080
    $10.99 CAD 7.5 x 6.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Now in board. Even the youngest readers can help Sam sort out his 100 favorite things while exploring the concepts of counting and categories!

      Sam’s things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also belongs in the things with wings pile. He can make a pile of rocks. But the round rock also belongs in the round things pile. How will he ever sort his 100 things? Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam’s surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story.
      Bio
      Toronto-born MARTHE JOCELYN is the award-winning author and illustrator of over twenty books, including Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book and What We Hide. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Marthe is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.

      Author Residence: Stratford, ON

      Author Hometown: Stratford, ON
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: www.marthejocelyn.com

        Author Social Media: @scissorhouse
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      SELECTION - CBC Most Anticipated Books of 2016

      PRAISE FOR Sam Sorts:


      "A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

      "In her inimitable way, [Jocelyn's] created (yet another) book that satisfies both simple and sophisticated readings." --The Toronto Star

      "Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam’s surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story." --The Children's Book Review

      "A decided 5 stars." --Reviews in Chalk

      PRAISE FOR Ones and Twos:

      "This delightful concept book brings visual literacy to the forefront . . . The simple descriptive verses . . . are spot-on to reinforce images of numeracy, sorting, paring, common-object recognition, and the daily lives of young children. The charming collages are the stars of the show and will inspire curiosity." --Starred Review, School Library Journal

      "Sophisticated and yet endearingly simple, Ones and Twos can be enjoyed by both very young children and the adults who read it with them." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire

      "Marthe Jocelyn's text is perfect in its simplicity, the short phrases and vocabulary just right for toddler audiences, while the rhythm and rhyme are spot-on . . . a visual feast of colors, patterns and textures." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
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    Mermaid Dreams Kate Pugsley
    9780735264915 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Mermaids Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: April 30, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 8.94 x 9.81 x 0.41 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes! In this sweet picture book, a shy little girl goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with adorable mermaids, silly sea creatures, games with new friends and wonderful surprises!

      One sunny Saturday, Finn and her parents visit the beach. Finn loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Finn watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes droop closed…

      When Finn awakens she has been transported to a magical underwater world. Finn admires the sea creatures flitting around her, and she discovers that she too has a beautiful tail. Finn is a mermaid! But who is calling out a greeting from behind that coral? Whose bright eyes are peering at her from the sea grass? Whose laughter does she hear? Could it be a new friend? Or just another sea creature?

      This adorable picture book will delight the youngest daydreamers and shows us that making new friends may not be as hard as you think—if you have a good imagination!
      Bio
      KATE PUGSLEY is an illustrator, painter and surface designer living in Chicago. She grew up in Cleveland before moving to Providence, Rhode Island, to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where she achieved a BFA in Illustration. She designs fabrics for Italian fashion brand Lazzari and cards and stationery for Red Cap Cards, and has done illustrations for Flow Magazine, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., Everlane, the United Nations, 3M, and children’s furniture brand The Land of Nod. Mermaid Dreams is her debut picture book.

      Author Residence: Chicago, USA

      Author Hometown: Cleveland
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Magnets

        Paid instagram ads

        Paid facebook ads

        Cute animated piece for social

        Work with Kate & her partnership opportunities

        #MerMay social campaign

        Trade advertising



        Publicity: Pursue Illustrator features

        Anderson’s Children’s Literature breakfast attendee



        Author Website: www.katepugsley.com

        Author Social Media: INSTAGRAM @katepugsley / www.etsy.com/shop/KatePugsley
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Mermaid Dreams:

      “A cute and simple story about making friends.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “Pugsley’s use of watercolour for the illustrations is a beautiful addition to Maya’s dream-like fantasy world [and she] also cleverly uses varying depths of field to illustrate Maya’s feelings of loneliness and isolation in the beginning of the story compared to the end.” —CM Magazine

      Mermaid Dreams invites children to test the waters of independence from parents, and reassures them that they are not alone in this quest.  Using the language of a child’s dream world and the shapes and colors of their own crayon box perspective, Kate Pugsley adds a new vibrancy to the enduring mermaid myth.” —Imaginary Elevators 

      “A dreamy beach day outing.”—Publishers Weekly
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    Alis the Aviator Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Canada, Kalpna Patel Canada
    9781101919057 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: July 02, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 9.31 x 9.5 x 0.43 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Come along on an aviation journey with Alis! This spunky female guide will take you through an ABC of planes featuring gorgeous cut-paper art.

      An A to Z of planes past and present, this book has stunning cut-paper art and a cute-as-a-button guide named Alis. Named for Dr. Alis Kennedy, likely one of the first Indigenous women to obtain a commercial pilot licence in Canada, Alis will take you on an aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to the Zeppelin and everything in between.

      Meticulously researched and uniquely crafted, this is a one-of-a-kind book that will delight aviation fans big and little.
      Bio
      DANIELLE METCALFE-CHENAIL is a historian and a former Historian Laureate for the city of Edmonton, as well as a former president of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. She has written For the Love of Flying: The Story of the Laurentian Air Services and Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North, and edited In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation. This is Danielle’s first book for children. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

      Author Residence: Edmonton, AB

      Author Hometown: Ottawa, ON

      KALPNA PATEL is an artist, jeweler and crafter living in Toronto, Ontario. About a third of her life is spent around books--reading books, selling books and cutting books up and making stuff with them. She creates window displays for independent businesses, is an event decorator and organizer for City of Craft and works part time at a bookstore, all while making jewelery and creating art installations around the city. Alis the Aviator is Kalpna's first book for children.

      Illustrator Residence: Toronto, ON
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Tundra Illustrator Studio video

        Include in Ready4School campaign

        Group trade advertising

        Alphabet books round-up

        Promo piece: paper airplane craft, designed by Kalpna

        Teacher’s guide

        Look into Historica Canada contest

        TYPE window



        Publicity: Reach out to CNE airshow

        Local events for Kalpna (TO)

        Local events for Danielle (ON)

        Leverage author’s aviation connections

        Pitch to En route, air and flight magazines (Porter, Air Canada)



        Author Website: www.daniellemc.com

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @ghostfaceknitta Twitter: @GhostfaceKnitta
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the Arctic by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail:

      “Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail brings us an extraordinarily intimate, engaging and all-encompassing chronicle of Canadian flight north of the 60th parallel. Metcalfe-Chenail proves herself a remarkable historian and writer, weaving factual accounts with compelling stories of risk, heroism and adventure.”—Carol Shaben, author of Into the Abyss

      “Metcalfe-Chenail has captured a rich heritage in great detail, and yet woven it all together in such an entertaining way that it’s hard to put Polar Winds down.”—Sherwood/Strathcona News

      PRAISE FOR For the Love of Flying by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail:

      “[A] beautifully illustrated account…. Brochures, advertisements, articles, and sidebars about flying in the wet wilderness are scattered among contemporary and historic photographs, and all of it gives For the Love of Flying the ability to transport readers on journeys to the outer reaches of the civilized world.”—Air&Space Magazine, Smithsonian Museum
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    The Not-So Great Outdoors Madeline Kloepper Canada
    9780735264175 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 7.38 x 11.25 x 0.41 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A reluctant camper discovers that the (not-so) great outdoors can be just as exciting as screens and skyscrapers in this playful picture book celebration of the pleasures of unplugging and embracing nature.

      What’s so great about the “great outdoors”? A grumpy urban kid begrudgingly accompanies her family on a summer camping trip, missing all the sublime sights right under her nose as she longs for the lights and stimulation of the city. But as she explores forests, lakes and mountains, and encounters bears, beavers and caribou, she slowly comes to realize that the simpler things are just as sparkly, that the sky is its own majestic light show, and the symphony is all around. The Not-So Great Outdoors is a humorous and richly imagined reminder of the beauty and magic that can be found away from the city and our screens.
      Bio
      MADELINE KLOEPPER, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, brings wise-beyond-her-years illustrations full of lushness and adventure in her debut picture book as both author and illustrator. Madeline grew up in the lower mainland of British Columbia amidst a sea of humans and spent a few years in Vancouver; she has since migrated northward to Prince George. Her work is influenced by childhood, nostalgia and the relationships we forge with nature, no doubt inspired by her love of exploring the Pacific Northwest. She is also the illustrator of Robert Heidbreder’s Rooster Summer and M.H. Clark’s Tiny, Perfect Things.

      MADELINE KLOEPPER, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, brings wise-beyond-her-years illustrations full of lushness and adventure in her debut picture book as both author and illustrator. Madeline grew up in the lower mainland of British Columbia amidst a sea of humans and spent a few years in Vancouver; she has since migrated northward to Prince George. Her work is influenced by childhood, nostalgia and the relationships we forge with nature, no doubt inspired by her love of exploring the Pacific Northwest. She is also the illustrator of Robert Heidbreder's Rooster Summer and M.H. Clark's Tiny, Perfect Things.

      Illustrator Residence: Prince George, BC
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Key title in #Ready2Camp campaign

        Update nature round-up

        “Like x( city) try y (country)” social campaign

        Paid Instagram ads

        Paid facebook ads

        Influencer campaign



        Publicity: Pitch trade interview with Julie and Madeline

        Pitch Emily Arrow series where she interviews people about their work spaces (leading up to Emily’s books)

        Podcast pitches



        Author Website: madelinekloepper.com

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @madelinekloepper
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      On Quill & Quire’s Kidlit Spring Preview 2019, Picture Books
      One of the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2019

      PRAISE FOR The Not-So Great Outdoors:

      “Watching this protagonist’s reluctant change of heart won’t get old; neither will the beckoning scenes of the great outdoors.” --Kirkus Reviews

      “The book has a clever and convincing structure … Kloepper’s color palette is gorgeous and deep.” --Imaginary Elevators

      “The illustrations take up a full spread of pages and are so lush and enticing that they will make even the most staunch opponent of the outdoors agree that nature can still be beautiful and appealing.” --CM Magazine

      “This is an unexpected love letter to nature that explicitly encourages children to consider the relationship between text and pictures.” --Quill & Quire

      “The illustrations are intricate and beautifully done. This book will appeal to a niche group who appreciate detailed drawings to help tell the story.” --School Library Journal

      “It makes for an entertaining game of I spy if one looks for the items on each page . . . . The story inspires children to appreciate nature.” --Resource Links
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    Series: MILE END KIDS STORY, A
    Albert's Quiet Quest Isabelle Arsenault Canada
    9781101917626 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $22.99 CAD 7.38 x 9.38 x 0.44 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Albert just wants to read his book in peace…why won’t his friends give him some quiet? A delightful picture book about finding alone time from an internationally acclaimed illustrator.

      There are so many distractions in Albert’s Mile End neighborhood, what’s a book-loving introvert to do? Desperate for a quiet place to read, Albert storms out to the alley behind his house where his friends and neighbors often meet to play. Lucky him—not only is no one around today, but he finds an old painting of a beach scene that someone’s left for the trash. The painting sparks Albert’s imagination, spurring him on a zen-like quest for a quiet reading break on a sunset beach, a moment to unplug and find peace. And he almost does too, except for those meddling Mile End kids…who just want to have some fun, as LOUDLY as possible. Will Albert ever find a moment of quiet to enjoy his book? Or could his friends be looking for a book break of their own?

      Readers will love this adorably relatable story of a quiet kid, his big imagination and bringing friends together through the magic of reading.
      Bio
      ISABELLE ARSENAULT studied graphic design at the Université du Quèbec a Montréal. She has achieved international recognition for her work and won many awards and distinctions, including three Governor General’s Awards for Children’s Literature, the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist, the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2017, and IBBY Canada’s Cleaver Picture Book Award, and has been featured twice on the New York Times’ “10 Best Illustrated Books” list, in 2011 and 2013. In 2018, she was nominated for the Hans Christian Anderson Award by IBBY Canada. She lives with her family in Mile End, Montréal.

      Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec

      Author Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Paid Instagram ads

        Paid FB ads

        “What is your favourite writing spot” social campaign

        Read-a-thon event kit

        Buttons



        Publicity: TCAF teacher day giveaways

        Consider TCAF launch

        Montreal launch

        CDN festival pitch

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Governor General's Literary Awards - Children's Literature - Illustration 2019, Nominated
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR COLETTE’S LOST PET:

      A Quill & Quire Best Kids’ Book of the Year (2017)

      A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids pick

      A Booklist Editor’s Choice pick

      Starred in CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (2017)

      Winner of the Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design

      “[M]agical…Arsenault continues to teach us about children while advancing the art of books created for them.”—New York Times Book Review

      “Arsenault crafts a story rooted in themes of understanding, empathy, and the way imagination can be used to silently conspire and inspire.”—Starred Review, Quill & Quire

      “With a graphic-novel-like format, arresting artwork, and a story that will ring true to many little kids with big imaginations of their own, this warm, funny picture book hits all the right notes.”—Starred Review, Booklist

      “Arsenault’s story has the feel of a campfire song, increasingly fun and outrageous until the joyful end and its promise of new friendships.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “The boundary between picture book and comic is delightfully blurred in this sensitive story about a girl with a yellow raincoat and a fictional lost pet.”—National Post

      “Arsenault’s drawings, in grays, blacks, yellows and a bit of light blue, are sweet but not saccharine, and the hand-lettered text is relaxed and inviting—much like the entire story. Delightful.”—BookPage
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    Series: MO AND PEANUT
    Now? Not Yet! Gina Perry
    9781101919521 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: June 04, 2019
    $21.00 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Peanut and Moe are back, this time on a camping trip. Peanut wants to swim NOW, Moe says NOT YET! A sweet and cheerful book about overcoming differences.

      Peanut and Moe are back!

      Peanut says let’s swim

      Moe says time to hike

      Peanut says let’s swim now

      Moe says time to eat a snack

      Peanut says now!

      Moe says time to put up the tent

      Peanut says NOW!

      Moe says NOT YET!

      Can these two friends come together in time to save their camping trip?
      Bio
      Once upon a time, GINA PERRY picked wild blueberries, floated on lakes in her inner tube and was always on the lookout for a real moose in the woods. Now she writes and illustrates books for young readers from her New Hampshire home, where she lives with THREE monsters: her husband and two kids. She is still on the lookout for moose.

      Author Residence: New Hampshire
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Key title in #Ready2Camp campaign

        Paid Instagram ads

        Paid Facebook ads

        Trade advertising

        Camp influencer box



        Publicity: Work with Gina to support her work

        Pitch Jbrary youtube storytime

        Pitch Nerdcamp appearances



        Author Website: www.ginaperry.com/

        Author Social Media: instagram.com/ginapineapple ; twitter.com/ginamarieperry
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Too Much, Not Enough!:

      “Quirky cartooning and all-dialogue, opposites-driven text should hold the attention of younger readers.”

      Publishers Weekly

      “[W]hat separates this book about differences [is] the mood is upbeat…. Good spirits takes the solemnity out of differences.”

      Kirkus Reviews

      PRAISE FOR It’s Great Being a Dad by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Gina Perry:

      “Perry’s wide-eyed, brightly colored fantasy creations wonderfully evoke a pretend-play world where anything can happen but plenty still goes awry…”—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
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    Your First Day of Circus School Tara Lazar, Melissa Crowton
    9780735263710 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: June 04, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 8.25 x 10.38 x 0.42 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A clever, comical re-imagining of the classic “first day of school” story, with a circus twist!

      Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages! It’s the most amazing day on earth: the first day of school! It can be a daunting prospect, but don’t worry - your big brother can show you the ropes. Join a nervous boy and his enthusiastic older brother as they navigate the highs and lows of a first day at school…except this school is a big top, and the teacher is named Miss Stupendous, and the cafeteria can be a zoo, literally! It turns out, school isn’t so scary when you can let off steam during recess (on a steam train) and walk on stilts to all of your classes. With a bit of help from family and some new friends, you’ll make it to the top of the class in no time! This charming take on school readiness will delight new school-goers and take a bit of the fear out of those first-day jitters.
      Bio
      TARA LAZAR is the author of The Monstore and I Thought This Was a Bear Book, as well as Little Red Gliding Hood and Normal Norman. Tara has a background in marketing and PR and is a veritable one-woman mega-promotion machine. Her blog is consistently ranked in the Top Ten on Technorati’s Top Book Blogs, and her yearly PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) event has hundreds of registered users and receives tens of thousands of blog hits. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young daughters.

      Author Residence: Somerset County, NJ

      MELISSA CROWTON is the illustrator of the upcoming Mousie, I Will Read to You, as well as the Baby Code! series of board books. She has created doodles for Google's homepage, and works on illustration projects for publishers and other clients. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly and American Illustration. Originally from Utah, Melissa currently lives in Northern California.

      Illustrator Residence: Emeryville, CA

      Illustrator Hometown: Utah
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Key title in #Ready4School campaign

        School poster

        Back to school theme advertising, “You’re going to have a blast!”

        Paid instagram ads

        Paid facebook ads

        Circus school outreach

        Back to school trade advertising



        Publicity: Consider Nerdcamp appearance

        Local events (NJ)



        Author Website: taralazar.com / www.melissacrowton.com

        Author Social Media: @taralazar / @mcrowton
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar, illustrated by Troy Cummings:

      “The reliably fun concept of odd-couple ice skaters is perfectly meshed into a clever narrative enhanced by candy-colored artwork ripe with inside jokes. This one begs to be read, both over the river and through the woods.”—Starred Review, Booklist

      “Lazar packs her story with fairy tale-based jokes…. Cummings’s cartoons feel as slick as ice, creating a playful backdrop for Lazar’s wintry nursery rhyme punning.”—Publishers Weekly

      “No skating on thin ice here—it’s a winner.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “A wonderful winter-themed fractured fairy tale with so many clever details that kids will want to read again and again.”—School Library Journal

      PRAISE FOR The Monstore by Tara Lazar, illustrated by James Burks:

      Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2014

      Finalist for the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

      “Debut author Lazar takes readers to an underground emporium…firmly in the scary-cute vein of Monsters, Inc.”—Publishers Weekly

      “Humorous writing [and] giggle-worthy lines.”—School Library Journal
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    Series: ANNE CHAPTER BOOK, AN
    Anne's Kindred Spirits Inspired by Anne of Green Gables Kallie George Canada, Abigail Halpin
    9781770499324 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Readers Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (US) from 1 - 3 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $16.99 CAD 6.88 x 8.88 x 0.51 in | 72 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      The sweet and funny second book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited and outspoken Anne Shirley as she makes friends and settles into life at Green Gables—with a few hijinks along the way, of course!

      Anne is nervous and excited to meet Diana, a neighbor girl who she just knows will be a kindred spirit. She’s even more excited when she learns that she’s invited to her very first picnic! Until Marilla’s precious brooch goes missing and it looks like it’s Anne’s fault. That is, Marilla is upset and Anne’s picnic adventure is now in jeopardy. Ultimately, the misunderstanding with the brooch is resolved and Anne is able to go to the picnic. Anne and Diana’s friendship blossoms and Anne’s bond with Matthew and Marilla grows stronger.

      Lovingly adapted by Kallie George with beautiful nostalgic illustrations by Abigail Halpin, this series is perfect for fans of Anne, new and old.


      Series Overview: An illustrated early-reader series inspired by L. M. Montogomery’s Anne of Green Gables.
      Bio
      KALLIE GEORGE is an author, editor and creative writing teacher. She has written numerous books for early readers, including Anne Arrives (book 1), The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, The Heartwood Hotel series and The Wings of Olympus series, as well as numerous picture books, such as Goodnight, Anne, Secrets I Know and The Lost Gift. Kallie currently lives in Vancouver, BC, and feels positively certain she and Anne Shirley are kindred spirits.

      Author Residence: Vancouver, BC

      ABIGAIL HALPIN is an illustrator living in southern Maine, a few miles from the sea. Her illustrations are a blend of traditional and digital media, and she has illustrated many beautiful children's books including Finding Wild, Fort Building Time and, most recently, Mama's Belly. Her parents gave her a copy of Anne of Green Gables for her eighth birthday, which still sits on her bookcase in her studio, and her work for the Anne chapter book series was influenced by her teen memories of Prince Edward Island as one of the most beautiful, magical spots on the planet.

      Illustrator Residence: Maine, USA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: June 8th is National Best Friend day (animated social ad)

        Influencer campaign- you and your best friend, friendship bracelets, etc

        Paid instagram ads- with both books

        Paid facebook ads- with both books



        Publicity: Kallie: local Vancouver events

        Consider East coast events with Kallie & Abigail



        Author Website: kalliegeorge.com | theodesign.com

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @abigailhalpin
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR Secrets I Know, written by Kallie George:

      “Psst! This book holds delightful secrets. And these secrets shouldn’t be missed.”—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

      “George’s poem celebrates nature, friendship, and understanding things not just with the head but with the heart.”—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

      PRAISE FOR The Heartwood Hotel series, written by Kallie George:

      Junior Library Guild selection

      “[A] warm, winning tale.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “George introduces a supremely cozy setting in the hideaway hotel and a well-developed cast of staffers and guests.”—Publishers Weekly

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