April 2019 Fiction: Young Adult

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    Manuelito Elisa Amado Canada, Abraham Urias
    9781773212661 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 7, Grade (US) from 7, Reading age from 12 Publication Date: April 09, 2019
    $19.99 CAD 7.5 x 9.75 x 0.4 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      The powerful story of a child refugee seeking asylum in America

      Thirteen-year-old Manuelito is a gentle boy who lives with his family in a tiny village in the Guatemalan countryside. But life is far from idyllic: PACs—armed civil patrol—are a constant presence in the streets, and terrifying memories of the country’s war linger in the villagers’ collective conscience. Things deteriorate further when government-backed drug gangs arrive and take control of the village. Fearing their son will be forced to join a gang, Manuelito’s parents make the desperate decision to send him to live with his aunt in the United States.

      With just a bus ticket and a small amount of cash in hand, Manuelito begins his hazardous journey to Mexico, then the U.S., in search of asylum. But in the end, dangers such as the crooked “coyote”—or human smuggler—his parents have entrusted their son’s life to may be nothing compared to the risks Manuelito faces when he finally reaches the United States.

      Manuelito’s titular character is just one of the staggering two hundred thousand children from the Northern Triangle of Central America—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras—who have made this perilous journey to escape their war-torn countries. Many are now detained in Mexico, separated from their parents and without access to lawyers, facing the unthinkable prospect of being sent back to the homes and danger they risked so much to escape.

      Drawing on years of experience working with child refugees like Manuelito, Elisa Amado’s powerful story, illustrated with striking poignancy by Abraham Urias, brings to light the dire circumstances of so many children, so close to home.

      Bio

      ELISA AMADO was born in Guatemala and now lives in Toronto. Amado’s other children’s books include What Are You Doing? and Why Are You Doing That?



      ABRAHAM URIAS was born in El Salvador and immigrated to the United States during the civil war. He works as a designer at a major movie studio in Los Angeles.

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        • National print and online media campaign
        • Extensive librarian and educator outreach, including featured placement at TxLA
        • Featured promotion on annickpress.com
        • Social media campaign and outreach
        • Promotional partnerships with refugee organizations

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      Awards
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      “Paints a searing picture.” —Youth Services Book Review, 12/13/18


      “Compelling and powerful.” —CM Reviews, 01/18/19


      “This hard-hitting graphic novel . . . is an eye-opening, moving, and timely read.” —School Library Journal, 02/19


      “A blunt, effective record of the refugee crisis that’s wounding the Americas.” —Kirkus Reviews, January 14, 2019


      “Gripping and all too authentic . . . The book will raise questions, making it a great discussion starter for a class studying current issues.” —School Library Connection, 05/19


      “Guatemala-born Amado’s text is spare, direct, and emotional—communicating the anxiety and desperation that the characters feel, especially once their hopes for safety in the U.S. are dashed.” —Quill & Quire, 03/19


      “A powerful and edgy graphic novel that explores the refugee crisis in a way that makes it accessible to younger readers.” —Globe and Mail, 05/07/19


      “Neither author nor artist holds back in presenting the life-and-death scenarios unrelentingly happening now.” —Booklist, 06/19

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    9780763699505 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019
    $10.99 CAD 5 x 8.25 x 0.43 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 88 Canadian Rights: Y Candlewick
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      “Practically every word reflects a prescient, bitingly precise critique of contemporary human folly, of economic and environmental inequities and absurdities.” — The Horn Book (starred review)

      When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth, though not an unwelcome one. But with his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam has to get creative to survive. And soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go — and what he’s willing to sacrifice — to give the vuvv what they want. National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.
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    9781250294739 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date: April 16, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $14.50 CAD 6.7 x 8.24 x 0.93 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Square Fish
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      Two young people must hide their true feelings for each other while figuring out who means them harm in this cheeky YA Regency romancefrom the author ofLove, Lies and Spies andDuels & Deception.

      Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. Imogene is ambivalent about the young gentleman until he comes to visit her at the Chively estate with his younger brother in tow. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the wrong brother.

      Charming Ben Steeple has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is soon smitten by the young lady he considers his brother's intended.

      But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, after a series of "accidents," it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other grows—despite their efforts to remain just friends—so does the danger. . .

      InSuitors and Sabotage, author Cindy Anstey delivers another witty young adult historical fiction novel that is the perfect mix of sweetly romantic and action-packed.

      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      "Anstey’s tale embraces a self-reliant main character, a loyal friend, innocent romance, witty conversation, and English country settings, each more splendid than the last. This is a delightful salute to Jane Austen and will be a treat for her fans." —VOYA

      "Mystery and romance are delightfully intertwined . . . Taking inspiration from Jane Austen novels, Anstey’s latest is a lighthearted and romantic read." —Booklist

      Bio
      Cindy Anstey, author ofLove, Lies and Spies,Duels & Deception, andSuitors & Sabotage, spends her days painting with words, flowers, threads, and watercolors. Whenever not sitting at the computer, she can be found—or rather, not found—traveling near and far. After many years living as an expat in Singapore, Memphis, and Belgium, Cindy now resides with her husband and their energetic chocolate labrador, Chester, in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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      Praise forSuitors and Sabotage:

      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      "Anstey’s tale embraces a self-reliant main character, a loyal friend, innocent romance, witty conversation, and English country settings, each more splendid than the last. This isa delightful salute to Jane Austen and will be a treat for her fans." —VOYA

      "Mystery and romance are delightfully intertwined . . . Taking inspiration from Jane Austen novels, Anstey’s latest isa lighthearted and romantic read." —Booklist

      Praise forDuels & Deception:

      "Jane Austen fans in need of a good new book, look no further. Cindy Anstey’s new YA novel,Duels & Deception, is your next regency romance treat." —Entertainment Weekly

      "A great introduction to historical romance novels for younger YA readers. . . . Anstey’s novel isa wonderful coming-of-age journey filled with entertaining characters and wild adventures." —School Library Journal

      Praise forLove, Lies and Spies:

      "It’s Jane Austen meets Jane Foster in Anstey’s debut novel, which serves up a delightful combination of Regency romance, scientific curiosity, and spy intrigue for a tale thatwill have readers rooting for love and science." —Entertainment Weekly

      "A great recommendation for teens who are not quite ready to tackle the complex language of Austen’s classics. . . . A cute premise and cover make this a solid purchase for budding historical romance readers." —School Library Journal

      "Love, Lies and Spies isan adorable little romp in Regency-era London, perfectly-paced and delightfully entertaining. It had me grinning from ear to ear, cover to cover. And the best part of all is that it seems to be a stand-alone with none of those ridiculous miscommunications. It really was just a pleasure to read!" —The Starry-Eyed Revue

      "Fantastic romance that I fell completely in love with. Theamazing characters and intriguing mysterywill make this a big hit with all YA regency fans!" —Dark Faerie Tales

      "I never want it to end. I cannot tell you how much I love this book. Juliana, Spencer, Bobbington, ALL of them are just so utterly wonderful. This is BETTER than Georgette Heyer. YEP, I SAID IT. It even reminds me of my absolute favorite—the regency romances by Jude Morgan. . . . Just wonderful!" —Kelly Zekas, co-author ofThese Vicious Masks

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    9781250174895 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date: April 16, 2019 Print Run: 50000
    $23.50 CAD 6.7 x 8.52 x 1.2 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Swoon Reads
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      From the author ofSuitors and Sabotagecomes a suspenseful and enthralling new Regency novel, perfect for readers who like their Jane Austen classics with a side of mystery and murder.

      1833. A near-fatal carriage accident has deposited an unconscious young woman on the doorstep of Hardwick Manor and into the care of young Lord James Ellerby. But when she finally awakens, it is with no memory of who she is or where she came from.

      Beth, as she calls herself, has no identity; the only clue to her circumstances is a recurring nightmare of a hummingbird, blood dripping from its steel beak.

      With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth tries to solve the mystery of her own identity and the appalling events that brought her to their door. But nothing could prepare her for the escalating dangers that threaten her and the Ellerby clan. From the hazardous cliffs of Dorset to the hostile streets of London, Beth will fight to reclaim her past, hunted by a secretive foe with murderous intentions.

      Fans of Cindy Anstey's previous novels won't want to missThe Hummingbird Dagger, a dark and twisty new offering that blends romance, danger and mystery.

      Praise forThe Hummingbird Dagger:

      "A blend of Jane Austen, Jack the Ripper, and your favorite cozy mystery. ... The romance was lovely, sweet and a perfect subplot to the darker tones of murder, mystery and mayhem." —Isabel Ibañez, author ofWoven in Moonlight

      "Quite fun. ... There is a softness when it comes to Cindy Antsey’s historical novels ... it calms me somewhat while still letting me enjoy the twists and turns." —Whatever You Can Still Betray

      Bio
      Cindy Anstey spends her days painting with words, flowers, threads, and acrylics. After many years living as an expat in Singapore, Memphis, and Belgium, Cindy now resides with her husband and energetic chocolate Labrador, Chester, in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the author ofLove, Lies and Spies;Duels & Deception;Suitors and Sabotage;Carols and Chaos; andThe Hummingbird Dagger.
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      Praise forThe Hummingbird Dagger:

      "A blend of Jane Austen, Jack the Ripper, and your favorite cozy mystery. ... The romance was lovely, sweet and a perfect subplot to the darker tones of murder, mystery and mayhem." —Isabel Ibañez, author ofWoven in Moonlight

      "Aslow-burning romance and leisurely paced mystery leave plenty of time for character development, and the smallest clues, bits of actions, and moments of chemistry between James and Beth hold more weight than they would otherwise. This novelwill appeal to teens who have read and enjoyed actual classics from the era." —Booklist

      "A wonderful period mystery with touches of Gothic moodiness." —Gumshoe Review

      "Quite fun. ... There is a softness when it comes to Cindy Antsey’s historical novels ... it calms me somewhat while still letting me enjoy the twists and turns." —Whatever You Can Still Betray

      Praise forCarols and Chaos:

      “Anstey offers up another lively historical tale that'sone part intriguing mystery, one part cozy romance. Jane Austen fans will enjoy the propriety and the Regency setting, whilethat dose of Christmas adds an extra bit of cheer.” —Booklist

      "This Christmas tale set in the 1817 English countryside isa nod and a wink to the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. ... This book could serve as a stepping stone to classic read-alikes, such asPride and Prejudice orJane Eyre. Fans of romantic historical fiction will welcome thisquick and fun holiday read." —School Library Journal

      "Fans of Regency romance andDownton Abbey alike will be charmed by this tale of a budding relationship between lady’s maid Kate Darby and gentleman’s gentleman Matt Harlow. ... Full of richly imagined period detail and gasp-inducing setbacks before resolving into a credible and satisfactory arrangement for the lovers, thismakes for a cozy, engaging tuck-in on a winter’s night." —The Bulletin

      "Anstey provides[a] diverting mystery/romance with period details and Christmassy flourishes." —Horn Book

      Praise forSuitors and Sabotage:

      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      "Anstey’s tale embraces a self-reliant main character, a loyal friend, innocent romance, witty conversation, and English country settings, each more splendid than the last.This is a delightful salute to Jane Austen and will be a treat for her fans." —VOYA

      "Mystery and romance are delightfully intertwined . . . Taking inspiration from Jane Austen novels, Anstey’s latest is alighthearted and romantic read." —Booklist

      "All in all, this novel was a delight to read. ... I am continuously impressed by Anstey! ... These books are simply lovely to read, andI can't get enough!" —The Eater of Books

      Praise forDuels & Deception:

      “[Duels & Deception] isJane Austen spiced with action, suspense, and humor. The question is never about their love but how they will overcome society’s demands in order to realize it.Young girls who enjoyed Anstey’sLove, Lies and Spies will snap up this adventure.” —VOYA,starred review

      "Jane Austen fans in need of a good new book, look no further. Cindy Anstey’s new YA novel,Duels & Deception, is your next regency romance treat." —Entertainment Weekly

      "A great introduction to historical romance novels for younger YA readers. . . . Anstey’s novel isa wonderful coming-of-age journey filled with entertaining characters and wild adventures." —School Library Journal

      Praise forLove, Lies and Spies:

      "It’s Jane Austen meets Jane Foster in Anstey’s debut novel, which serves up a delightful combination of Regency romance, scientific curiosity, and spy intrigue for a tale thatwill have readers rooting for love and science." —Entertainment Weekly

      "Love, Lies and Spies isan adorable little romp in Regency-era London, perfectly-paced and delightfully entertaining. It had me grinning from ear to ear, cover to cover. And the best part of all is that it seems to be a stand-alone with none of those ridiculous miscommunications. It really was just a pleasure to read!" —The Starry-Eyed Revue

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    We Rule the Night Claire Eliza Bartlett
    9780316417273 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Grade (US) from 9 - 17, Reading age from 14 - 99 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019
    $23.49 CAD 6.1 x 8.6 x 1.65 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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      Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight--for their country and for themselves--in this riveting debut fantasy that's part Shadow and Bone, part Code Name Verity.

      Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she's caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Linné defied her father, a Union general, and disguised herself as a boy to join the army. They're both offered a reprieve from punishment if they use their magic in a special women's military flight unit and undertake terrifying, deadly missions under cover of darkness. Revna and Linné can hardly stand to be in the same cockpit, but if they can't fly together, and if they can't find a way to fly well, the enemy's superior firepower will destroy them--if they don't destroy each other first.

      We Rule the Night is a fiercely compelling story about sacrifice, complicated friendships, and survival against impossible odds.
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      Claire Eliza Bartlett grew up in Colorado. She studied history and archaeology and spent time in Switzerland and Wales before settling in Denmark for good. She is the author of We Rule the Night and The Winter Duke. When not at her computer telling mostly fictional stories, she works as a tour guide in Copenhagen, telling stories that are (mostly) true. Claire invites you to visit her online at authorclaire.com.
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      A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2020 Nominee
      An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2019
      Publishers Weekly Best Books 2019

      * "The richly textured world, painted in snow and fire, filled with disparate, diverse people who all want to win the war, is background to a powerful, slow burning story that develops Linné and Revna's reluctant friendship, their growing understanding of the world, and their emerging identities as soldiers who may not entirely trust the country they are willing to die for. Undercurrents of religion, hypocrisy, betrayal, and honor roil beneath the alternating third-person perspectives.... A fierce and compelling breakout debut that should not be missed."
      Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      * "Bartlett's electrifying feminist fantasy debut uses keenly wrought characters, harrowing action sequences, and creative yet economical worldbuilding to explore misogynistic military culture and the human cost of war."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      * "Rich characterizations and an enemy that, while it looms in the background, never feels quite as threatening as the country the girls are fighting for complete a story set against the bright, brutal backdrop of war. A breathless series starter from a new voice to watch."—Booklist, starred review

      * "Full of sharply realized characterizations, intriguing magical elements, and twisty plots."
      School Library Journal, starred review

      "An empowering story about the power of female friendships that questions the blind loyalty associated with patriotism and provides insight into the role that women have actively played in battle."—BCCB
      "Has the feel and imagery of a World War II novel, but in a world run on magic... This novel is about beating the odds, female empowerment, and female relationships. It's a strong novel and I loved it all."—Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana (Frederick, MD)
      "Throughly enjoyable. Linne and Revna deal with complicated issues of family, country, loyalty, and trust and how those intermingle... Their conflicting relationship, stemming in large part from their different backgrounds, drives the story as they both work for the success of the women aviators in a world with fascinating living metal planes."—Gwendolyn Baltera, Buttonwood Books & Toys (Cohasset, MA)
      "A fantastic story of fierce female friendships, flying, and finding your place...The world doesn't have enough stories about girls who need each other to survive--and this fills that void amazingly."—Amanda Quain, One More Page Books (Arlington, VA)
      "Set in a world torn apart by war...how they get out and what they learn about each other is the main point."—School Library Connection

      "In a world of mundane fantasies this novel stands out as bravely unique."—VOYA
      "A riveting tale of feminism, friendship, and a fight for survival...bold."
      The Globe and Mail

      "An impressive first novel."
      Locus
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    Girls on the Verge Sharon Biggs Waller
    9781250151698 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 14 - 18 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $23.50 CAD 5.38 x 8.25 x 0.87 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      "Absolutely essential, as is the underlying message that girls take care of each other when no one else will." —Booklist,Starred Review

      "[C]ompelling... This title offers realistic viewpoints on teenage pregnancy, along with what it is like to have the right to choose, wanting that right, and living knowing that you will be judged for having exercised it." —School Library Journal,Starred Review

      Girls on the Vergeis an incredibly timely novel about a woman’s right to choose. Sharon Biggs Waller brings to life a narrative that has to continue to fight for its right to be told, and honored.

      Best Books of 2019Cosmopolitan

      Camille couldn't be having a better summer—she kills it as Ophelia in her community theater's production ofHamlet, catches the eye of the cutest boy in the play, and nabs a spot in a prestigious theater program. But on the very night she learns she got into the program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend Bea doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has made.

      Camille is forced to try to solve her problem alone…and the system is very much working against her. At her most vulnerable, Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby, a girl she only barely knows from the theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with.

      Over the course of more than a thousand miles, friendships will be tested and dreams will be challenged. But ultimately, the girls will realize that friends are the real heroes in every story.

      Bio
      Sharon Biggs Waller is the Friends of American Writers-award winning author ofA Mad, Wicked Folly andThe Forbidden Orchid.She also writes for magazines about horses, chickens, and farming. Previously, she worked as a riding instructor at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace. In addition to writing, she is a dressage rider and trainer and Planned Parenthood volunteer. She lives on a ten-acre sustainable farm in Northwest Indiana with her husband, Mark.
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      Cosmopolitan's Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down in 2019
      Bustle's 37 New Books...To Add To Your Reading List

      "Highly informative, filled with frank, detailed descriptions of our nation's restrictions on reproductive health as well as the emotional and physical experiences of abortion. AForever-esque story for reproductive justice, this is a timely and vital book." —Kirkus

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    9780735228054 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.88 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      Equal parts heartbreaking, funny, and life-affirming, this is a story about love after the most profound loss, for fans of Jesse Andrews, Rainbow Rowell, and Jennifer Niven.

      “Required reading.”—John Corey Whaley, winner of the Printz Award


      Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has dropped out of high school, tossed her laptop in a freezing lake, then jumped in after it fully clothed. Why? Because Jonah was the boy she knew only through texts and emails but understood to his very core. Jonah was the only boy she’d told she loved and the only boy to say it back. And Jonah was the boy whose suicide she never saw coming.

      Jonah’s death has sent Tess pinwheeling into grief and confusion. But even though he’s gone, Tess still writes to him. She wants answers to the yawning chasm of questions that’s become her life. At the same time, she’s trying to find solace in her father’s alternative funeral business. Who knew that arranging last rites for prized pets could be so life-affirming? But love, loss, and life are so much more complicated than Tess ever thought…especially after she receives a message that turns her already inside-out world totally upside down.

      As funny as it is heartbreaking and completely unputdownable, Things I’m Seeing Without You shows us what it means to love someone, to lose someone, to wade through the beautiful/strange agony of the aftermath, and somehow love again.

      “Sometimes hilarious, always affecting.”—VOYA

      Nails the messiness of grief.”SLJ

      “Compelling…a draw for fans of Nicola Yoon.”BCCB
      Bio
      Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film. He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

      Author Residence: Saint Paul, Minnesota
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      Praise for Things I’m Seeing Without You:

      Minnesota Book Award Finalist

      “Required reading for anyone who’s ever loved or lost someone…but especially both.”—John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award

      “A compelling mix of romance and soul-searching, this will be a draw for fans of Nicola Yoon.”—BCCB

      “Bognanni nails the messiness of grief…The book will satisfy readers of realistic fiction with its dark humor, optimistic outcome, and thoughtful exploration of grief and family dynamics.” --SLJ

      “An original, well-told story that ties together strands of love, loss, and coming of age. Readers will not want to put down this sometimes hilarious, always affecting novel.” --VOYA
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    9780735228078 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 5.88 x 8.56 x 1.07 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Dial Books
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      In this enormously funny, smart, and moving contemporary YA novel, fighting for the thing you love doesn’t always turn out like in the movies.

      “Hilarious, big-hearted, poignant…An unadulterated triumph.”—Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King


      Movies have always helped Ethan Ashby make sense of the world. So when developers swoop in and say the classic Green Street Cinema is going to be destroyed to make room for luxury condos, Ethan is ready for battle. And so a motley crew of cinema employees comes together to save the place they love:

      There’s Sweet Lou, the elderly organist with a penchant for not-so-sweet language; Anjo, the too-cool projectionist; Griffin and Lucas who work concessions, if they work at all; and Ethan, their manager (who can barely manage his own life). Still, it’s going to take a movie miracle for the Green Street to have a happy ending. And when Raina Allen, Ethan’s oldest friend (and possible soul mate?), comes back to town after working in Hollywood—cue lights and music—it seems that miracle may have been delivered. But life and love aren’t always like in the movies.

      This Book is Not Yet Rated is about growing up, letting go, and realizing love hides in plain view—in the places that shape us, the people who raise us, the first loves who leave us, and the lives that fade in and fade out all around us.

      “A beautifully written look at first love and first loss.”—Julie Buxbaum, author of What to Say Next

      “Film aficionados and fans of John Green will especially like this one.” —Booklist, starred review

      “It pulls you in, holds you…A funny and moving winner.”—Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes

      “I cannot get over how much I love this book.”—Jared Reck, author of A Short History of the Girl Next Door

      “[A] sweet love story with a quest at its heart.”PW

      “Reel[s] you in…Absorbing…quirky and fun.”VOYA
      Bio
      Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film. He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

      Author Residence: Saint Paul, MN
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        Marketing: National media campaign

        Extensive online promotion and social media outreach

        Promotion at select consumer festivals

        Extensive blogger outreach

        Promotion at national school and library conferences

        Librarian and educator outreach

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      Awards
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      Praise for Things I’m Seeing Without You:

      “Required reading for anyone who’s ever loved or lost someone…but especially both.”—John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award

      “Bognanni nails the messiness of grief…The book will satisfy readers of realistic fiction with its dark humor, optimistic outcome, and thoughtful exploration of grief and family dynamics.”—School Library Journal

      “A compelling mix of romance and soul-searching, this will be a draw for fans of Nicola Yoon.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

      “An original, well-told story that ties together strands of love, loss, and coming of age. Readers will not want to put down this sometimes hilarious, always affecting novel.”—VOYA
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    9781536200591 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019
    $11.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.19 x 1 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Candlewick
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      From screenwriter Don Calame comes another outrageously funny and raunchy tale of teen boys whose plans go awry — this time, on a survivalist camping trip.

      Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she’s sending her “two favorite men” on a survivalist camping trip to “bond.” Determined to trick Hank into showing his true — flawed — colors on the trip, Dan and his nerdy germaphobe best friend, Charlie, prepare a series of increasingly gross and embarrassing pranks. But the boys hadn’t counted on a hot girl joining their trip or on getting separated from their wilderness guide—not to mention the humiliating injuries Dan suffers in the course of terrorizing his stepdad-to-be. With a man-hungry bear on their trail, no supplies, and a lot of unpleasant itching going on, can Dan see his plan through now that his very survival depends on Hank?
      Bio
      Don Calame is the author of the novels Swim the Fly, Beat the Band, and Call the Shots. He is also an accomplished screenwriter who has worked with Marvel Studios, the Disney Channel, Lionsgate, Universal Studios, and Paramount Pictures. Don Calame was born in New York and now lives in British Columbia.
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      Perfect for the most reluctant of readers, this book is a sure-fire hit.
      —School Library Journal

      Calame (Call the Shots) utilizes every juvenile humor trick in the book (body odor, flatulence, awkward sex jokes, regurgitation) to draw guilty laughter from Dan’s onslaught of shameful experiences. The result is coming-of-age by way of catastrophe.
      —Publishers Weekly

      Think Gary Paulsen meets Captain Underpants. Technology in the form of a perversely adapted Baby-Real-A-Lot (a lifelike doll that mimics a real baby), scatological and reproductive humor, and teenage boy sexual fantasies team up with tense backwoods situations to create a perfect middle-school read. Be prepared for lots of in-the-stacks snickering.
      —Booklist

      Calame’s Dan vs. Nature is sophomoric humor at its best. Tear-inducing guffaws abound on nearly every page. Both Dan and Charlie’s characters are beautifully fleshed out and perfectly complementary. Calame’s writing makes the reader a trio in their shenanigans by page five…Readers will need to know how things turn out for the friends they share so many laughs with.
      —VOYA

      The heavy-duty grossness, bawdy jokes, and the sesquipedalian banter between Charlie and Penelope make for a boy-friendly, nerd-friendly comedy that is more than a few notches above realism but never tips over into straight-up fantasy. The heartfelt confessions are not overly heartfelt, keeping any hint of sentimentalism at bay while acknowledging that there are good men out there who are worth a chance. This is thus the next step in the developmental sequence that tracks from Captain Underpants through the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Guys Read series.
      —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

      For readers who like their stories laced with gross-out humor and teenage boy hi-jinks peppered with sexual situations, this book will fit the bill…the book’s humor is infused with real growth and the characters are likable.
      —School Library Connection
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    Series: A Twisted Tale
    Mirror, Mirror A Twisted Tale Jen Calonita
    9781368013833 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Grade (US) from 7 - 17, Reading age from 12 - 99 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 5.88 x 8.63 x 1.25 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Disney-Hyperion
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      Description

      Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale poses the question, what if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?


      Following her beloved mother's death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White's stepmother, commonly referred to as "the Evil Queen" by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.


      But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she'd never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power... including going after the ones Snow loves?

      Bio

      Jen Calonita is the author of the award-winning Secrets of My Hollywood Life and Fairy Tale Reform School series. She lives in New York with her husband, two boys, and two chihuahuas named Captain Jack Sparrow and Ben Kenobi. A huge Disney fan, Jen dreams of moving the whole family into Cinderella's castle at Walt Disney World. Visit her online at: www.jencalonitaonline.com and Twitter @jencalonita.

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