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    Black Cat, White Cat a minibombo book Silvia Borando, Silvia Borando
    9781536216035 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (US) to K On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $11.99 CAD 7.13 x 8.19 x 0.86 in | 1.12 lb | 36 pages Carton Quantity:26 Candlewick
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      Day and night, black and white—this playful tale of opposite personalities celebrates the adventure of sharing life’s discoveries with a friend.

      Black Cat—black from the tips of his ears to the tip of his tail—only ever goes out in the day. But White Cat—white from her whiskers to her four furry paws—only ever goes out at night. He picks daisies, while she gazes at the stars. When they both feel the urge to explore a world beyond their own, Black Cat and White Cat go on a journey of discovery and meet for the very first time. Vividly illustrated with bold black-and-white art, each page paves the way toward a surprise (and surprisingly colorful) ending.
      Bio
      Silvia Borando works as a visual designer for Studio Tiwi, where she loves to explore her great passion for color. She also heads up minibombo, a children’s publishing house based in Italy that brings together a love of stories, illustration, and interactivity to create innovative graphic picture books. She lives in Italy.
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      It is a wonderful exercise in juxtaposition. Basic shapes and minimal linework will appeal to the very young, while sophisticated patterning will appeal to all. The charming, cheery text also holds a surprise ending, for which giggles are sure to ensue! Borando creates a genuine affinity between the two felines, her art and text, and readers and page. Simply captivating.
      —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      A highly recommended charmer for storytimes in all libraries, exploring concepts of opposites and friendship. This will be a big hit, especially when adult readers draw out that startling reveal at the end.
      —School Library Journal
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    9781536214345 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $24.99 CAD 6.44 x 8.25 x 0.76 in | 0.81 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity:36 Candlewick
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      Revisit Kate DiCamillo’s beloved first novel with a beautiful twentieth-anniversary edition featuring an introduction by Ann Patchett.

      “This book is (I hope) a hymn of praise to dogs, friendship, and the South,” Kate DiCamillo said of her best-selling debut novel, which has been awarded a Newbery Honor, translated into nearly thirty languages, and turned into a major motion picture. The story of a preacher’s daughter named Opal whose life is transformed by a scruffy dog named Winn-Dixie continues to touch the hearts of readers of all ages. Celebrate twenty years of Because of Winn-Dixie with a signature anniversary edition featuring a redesigned cover, an introduction by PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author Ann Patchett, and an afterword by Kate DiCamillo.
      Bio
      Kate DiCamillo is the author of many adored and award-winning books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses, which each received a Newbery Medal, as well as The Tiger Rising, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician’s Elephant, and the Raymie Nightingale sequence of novels. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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    Farm Animals Ingela P Arrhenius, Ingela P Arrhenius
    9781536214628 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $10.99 CAD 6.06 x 8.25 x 0.5 in | 0.56 lb | 16 pages Carton Quantity:36 Candlewick Studio
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      Calling little fans of farm animals—and design-loving parents! An oversize graphic showpiece has now been adapted as an accessible board book.

      A fluffy sheep. A proud rooster. A slithery snake. There are so many farm animals to adore! Adapted from designer Ingela P. Arrhenius’s gigantic showcase picture book Animals—but focusing only on its farm creatures—this bucolic board book presents stylized animals in a smaller, child-friendly format. Each retro illustration is accompanied by the creature’s name in an eye-catching treatment, making for a book that is sure to delight young ones nearly as much as a trip to a petting zoo.
      Bio
      Ingela P. Arrhenius is an illustrator and graphic designer whose love of retro style, typography, and color is evident in her work. She is the author-illustrator of Animals and other books for children, including Where’s the Ladybug?, Where’s the Giraffe?, and the other books in the Nosy Crow felt lift-the-flap series. Ingela P. Arrhenius lives and works in Sweden.
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    Wild Animals Ingela P Arrhenius, Ingela P Arrhenius
    9781536209013 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $10.99 CAD 6.06 x 8.19 x 0.5 in | 0.57 lb | 16 pages Carton Quantity:36 Candlewick Studio
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      Little ones who love animals—and parents who appreciate good design—will go wild for this board book adaptation of an oversize graphic picture book.

      From a grinning crocodile to an elegant flamingo, from a perky meerkat to an endearing hippo, there are many wild creatures to discover in this captivating book. Adapted from designer Ingela P. Arrhenius’s gigantic showcase Animals, this irresistible board book unleashes only the wild animals from the original, presenting the stylized subjects in a smaller, child-friendly format. Each retro illustration is accompanied by the creature’s name in an eye-catching treatment, making for a book that is sure to delight young ones nearly as much as a trip to the zoo.
      Bio
      Ingela P. Arrhenius is an illustrator and graphic designer whose love of retro style, typography, and color is evident in her work. She is the author-illustrator of Animals and other books for children, including Where’s the Ladybug?, Where’s the Giraffe?, and the other books in the Nosy Crow felt lift-the-flap series. Ingela P. Arrhenius lives and works in Sweden.
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    Series: Maisy
    Maisy's Chinese New Year A Maisy First Experiences Book Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins
    9781536215649 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $17.99 CAD 7.81 x 9.44 x 0.32 in | 0.65 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 Candlewick
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      Join Maisy and friends in a joyful celebration of Chinese New Year.

      Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, and Maisy’s friend Tiger is coming home for the occasion. Hooray! Tiger has brought some beautiful gifts, some with a special symbol that means good luck. Maisy has asked all her friends to her house to celebrate with a delicious feast, and Penguin and Ostrich are handing out lucky red packets with money inside. Now it’s time for Tiger to tell the story of Chinese New Year, while everyone stays up late for fireworks. But the best is to come on New Year’s Day, when Maisy and all her friends take part in a dragon dance! Vivid with red and gold, this First Experiences book—featuring a simple visual glossary of common Chinese New Year’s objects—will be a favorite of little ones new to the tradition as well as those for whom it’s a beloved event.
      Bio
      Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, as well as I’m the Best; Hooray for Fish!; Hooray for Birds!; Splish, Splash, Ducky!; and a picture book series about Little Fish.
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      An excellent picture book to introduce children a common holiday and useful to include in any collection in support of celebrations.–
      —School Library Journal Online
  • 6
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    9781603094917 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $25.99 CAD 7.25 x 8.94 x 0.56 in | 1.18 lb | 200 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Top Shelf Productions
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      Can a depressed monster learn how to be a hero? Maybe with a little help. The hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel that inspired the movie RUMBLE is now expanded with a new epilogue!

      In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster—much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is…except for one.

      Unfortunately for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn’t quite as impressive. In fact, he’s a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It’s up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling. Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life’s challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts!

      Prepare for the release of the 2021 film RUMBLE with this expanded edition of the beloved graphic novel, now featuring a new 10-page epilogue!
      Bio
      Rob Harrell wrote the Life of Zarf trilogy, as well as the middle-grade novel Wink. He also created the syndicated comic strip Big Top, and now writes and draws the long-running comic strip [email protected]. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana, with his wife, Amber, and their two dogs, Kasey and Cooper. Visit him online at www.robharrell.com.

      Author Residence: Zionsville, IN

      Author Hometown: Bloomington, IN
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: WWE wrestling is an official partner on the film (73 million social media followers).

        Possible focus at NYCC (October 2020)



        Publicity: RUMBLE theatrical film release date: January 29, 2021.

        Film promotion to get into gear July-Oct 2020, building to peak in Nov 2020-Jan 2021.

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      Harvey Award Finalist!
      An ALA Notable Children’s Book!
      One of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens!
      One of YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers!
      Featured on ALSC’s Graphic Novel Core Reading List (Grades 3-5)!

      “Really fun, goofy, extremely silly fantasy for readers of all ages, crying out for reviewers and critics to make appalling puns of the ’monstrously good’ variety.” — Neil Gaiman

      “Rob Harrell has jumped the fence from comic strips to graphic novels with ease, and brought with him wit, strong characters, and last minute twists. Funny, original, unexpected. And best of all: excellent monsters!” — Jeff Smith, creator of Bone

      “Rob Harrell reminds us of a more interesting time when cities took great civic pride in the quality and flamboyance of their local monsters, instead of something silly like football teams. And I sure am glad he does. More, Rob, I want to hear more!” — Richard Thompson, creator of Cul de Sac and Richard’s Poor Almanac

      “A funny, exciting tale of melancholy monsters and eminent Victorians.. like How to Train Your Dragon with a twist of Bloom County and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Harrell makes the jump from the newspaper page to the graphic novel with his sense of humor intact.” — Noel Murray, The AV Club

      “With a deliciously cinematic sense of both framing and pacing, this indie charmer is both quirky and novel; expect it to appeal to fans of Jeff Smith’s Bone series. Just plain monstrous fun.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      “Harrell’s exuberant, cinematic cartooning plays up the fun of his mashup concept; despite the 19th-century setting, the dialogue is determinedly modern in a way that recalls the Shrek films. But the anachronisms in no way damper the fun—the jokes pile up as quickly as the carnage.” — Publishers Weekly

      “The art is great, the jokes are funny, and the story is as much fun as anything you’d get from Pixar or DreamWorks…whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, this is one of those stories that you can’t help but smile through, knowing you’ll be revisiting it time and time again.” — Ain’t It Cool News

      “Great rollicking fun for the whole family.” — Broken Frontier

      “As much fun for older readers as it is younger, Monster on the Hill is an incredibly strong debut for Harrell. Very well done.” — Read About Comics
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    Archie Super Digest Pack Archie Superstars
    9781645769316 General merchandise JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 4.96 x 6.52 x 2.01 in | 0.98 lb | 768 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Archie Comics
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      Archie Comics is getting into the holiday spirit by giving back to the fans!

      This year, the whole town of Riverdale is proud to present a specialty 4-pack of their popular comics digests for one low price. At over 750 pages of content, ’tis the season for the antics and adventures only the lovable Archie Andrews can provide!


      Story Locale: Riverdale, USA
      Bio
      THE ARCHIE SUPERSTARS are the impressive line-up of talented writers and artists who have brought Archie, his friends and his world to life for more than 75 years, from legends such as Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, Harry Lucey, and Bob Montana to recent greats like Dan Parent and many more!

      Author Residence: New York, NY

      Author Hometown: New York, NY
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        Marketing: COOP AVAILABLE

        Featured advertising in our monthly magazine titles reaching millions of readers

        Online advertising and frequent e-mail blasts reaching tens of thousands of subscribers

        Promotion on ArchieComics.com

        Social media promotion via Archie Comics Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, reaching over 2.3 million users

        Convention and in-store signings as well as promotions

        2 billion Archie comics & books sold to date

        Over 12 million Archie apps downloaded to date



        Publicity: Heavy social media promotion, in tandem with individual vendor publicity as provided.

        Feature Website: ArchieComics.com

        Author Social Media: twitter.com/ArchieComics
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    ArkhaManiacs Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar
    9781401298272 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $13.50 CAD 5.46 x 8 x 0.3 in | 0.49 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y DC Comics
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      ArkhaManiacs is Art Baltazar and Franco providing their unique, cartoony take on a certain apartment building (Arkham) in Gotham City and the people (mostly!) who live there.

      There’s an apartment building in Gotham City full of life: kids with special powers, pirates in the swimming pool, even a croc (or two!). Young Bruce Wayne is drawn to the fun and excitement he sees going on at the Arkham Apartments, but to Wayne Enterprises, it’s just another property they own. Bruce is determined to find out why this apartment building is full of so much fun and laughter. What exactly is going on over there? Time to sneak over when no one is looking…even though it’s like the house is laughing at him! HA HA HA!

      With ArkhaManiacs, Art Baltazar and Franco return to the DC Universe and provide their unique, cartoony take on a Gotham City quite unlike any we’ve seen before!
      Bio
      Born in Chicago, Art Baltazar found his way early to comic book art and has been cartooning ever since he can recall, self-publishing in 1994 with such titles as The Cray-Baby Adventures, Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite and the famous Patrick the Wolf Boy. Art also created an autobiographical graphic novel called The Big Amoeba for Platinum Studios. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Rose, and their children Sonny, Gordon, and Audrey.

      Bronx-born writer and artist Franco Aureliani has been drawing comics since he could hold a crayon. Currently residing in upstate New York with his wife, Ivette, and son, Nicolas, he spends most of his days in his Batcave-like studio where he produces DC’s Tiny Titans comics. In 1995, Franco founded Blindwolf Studios, an independent art studio where he and fellow creators can create children’s comics. Franco is the creator, artist and writer of Weirdsville, L’il  Creeps, and Eagle All Star, as well as the co-creator and writer of Patrick the Wolf  Boy. When he’s not writing or drawing, Franco also teaches high school art.


      Author Residence: Chicago, IL

      Author Hometown: Chicago, IL
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Physical galleys made available for libraries, independent bookstores, and retailers

        Local author book-signing events

        Digital galleys available on Edelweiss and NetGalley

        Trade advertising campaign including Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and Booklist

        In-book advertising and national print and online advertising: Facebook, Goodreads, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness

        Ingram and Baker & Taylor graphic novel supplements

        Promotion on dccomics.com; goodreads.com

        Promotion through DC Comics social media and DC Kids accounts (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)

        E-blasts with links to digital galleys sent to bookstores, libraries, and media

        Excerpts made available on DOGOBooks

        Goodreads and Bookish giveaways

        Promotional co-op allowance

        Promotional posters available



        Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage

        Extensive online support including EW, USA Today, PopMatters, IGN, CBR, and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites

        Trade review campaign including Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Horn Book Review



        Author Website: www.artbaltazar.com; blindwolfstudios.com

        Author Social Media: @artbaltazar, @awyeahfranco
  • 9
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    Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 7: All or Nothing Ian Flynn, Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley
    9781684057221 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $21.99 CAD 6.63 x 10.25 x 0.33 in | 0.84 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:20 IDW Publishing
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      It’s all come down to this, but will Sonic be able to overcome the odds and emerge victorious?

      The world has completely fallen to the Metal Virus. Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends find themselves on Angel Island, the last safe place, launching a desperate plan with their old foe, Dr. Eggman, to defeat the Deadly Six and reclaim the Chaos Emeralds in a last-ditch effort to save the world.

      Collects Sonic the Hedgehog issues #25-29.


      Series Overview: Volume 7 in an ongoing series.



      Publication History: TR original
      Bio
      Ian Flynn is a freelance writer for multiple forms of media. He’s also “that Sonic guy” as his portfolio of Sonic the Hedgehog work makes abundantly clear. He was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario, with easy business ties to both sides of the border. In addition to writing, he’s part of a podcast/gaming channel series called the BumbleKast.

      Author Residence: Toronto, ON

      Author Hometown: Charlotte, NC
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Trade show promotion: ALA Annual 2020, San Diego Comic-Con 2020, New York Comic Con 2020, and more

        Cross promotion with Sega’s Social Media and Sonic fan-site

        Promotion through a variety of Social Media: Facebook (134k), Twitter (135k), Tumblr (25k), and Instagram (37k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com

        Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)

        Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)



        Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts

        Advance copies mailed out for review: Heavy focus on Entertainment sites

        Special focus on Sonic the Hedgehog sites, blogs, and fan sites.



        Author Social Media: Twitter: @IanFlynnBKC
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      “High-quality all-ages entertainment.” —Weird Science

      “It has never been more apparent that the heroic stories of Sonic are in excellent hands at IDW.” Comicbook.com

      “Deep emotion and smooth art keeps this storyline fresh and entertaining.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
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    Tiny Titans: Beast Boy & Raven Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani
    9781779507174 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5 On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $13.50 CAD 5.44 x 7.99 x 0.32 in | 0.44 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:58 Canadian Rights: Y DC Comics
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      Awwww yeah, Titans! Superhero stories for the young reader featuring kid versions of characters from the DC Universe.

      Written and drawn by the amazing Art Baltazar and Franco, it’s fun for the whole family as teen-y tiny titans Raven and Beast Boy go on all sorts of awesome adventures! Perfect for fans of all ages.

      Collects Tiny Titans #1-6, #8, #12-14, #17, #20, #26-27 and #44.
      Bio
      Born in Chicago, Art Baltazar found his way early to comic book art and has been cartooning ever since he can recall, self-publishing in 1994 with such titles as The Cray-Baby Adventures, Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite and the famous Patrick the Wolf Boy. Art also created an autobiographical graphic novel called The Big Amoeba for Platinum Studios. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Rose, and their children Sonny, Gordon, and Audrey.

      Bronx-born writer and artist Franco Aureliani has been drawing comics since he could hold a crayon. Currently residing in upstate New York with his wife, Ivette, and son, Nicolas, he spends most of his days in his Batcave-like studio where he produces DC’s Tiny Titans comics. In 1995, Franco founded Blindwolf Studios, an independent art studio where he and fellow creators can create children’s comics. Franco is the creator, artist and writer of Weirdsville, L’il  Creeps, and Eagle All Star, as well as the co-creator and writer of Patrick the Wolf  Boy. When he’s not writing or drawing, Franco also teaches high school art.


      Author Residence: Chicago, IL

      Author Hometown: Chicago, IL
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Promotion on dccomics.com, goodreads.com

        Promotion through DC Comics social media (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs)



        Publicity: Included in monthly review and on sale outreach



        Author Website: www.artbaltazar.com

        Author Social Media: @artbaltazar

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