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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Sep 03, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $54.00 CAD
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The World Ends in April
Unabridged edition
By (author): Stacy McAnulty Read by: Jessica Almasy
9780593153963 CD-Audio English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship Sep 03, 2019
$54.00 CAD
Active 5.11 x 5.91 x 1.17 in 0 pages Duration: 450 minutes Listening Library Listening Library (Audio)
Is middle school drama scarier than an asteroid heading for Earth? Find out in this smart and funny novel by the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.

Every day in middle school can feel like the end of the world.

Eleanor Dross knows a thing or two about the end of the world, thanks to a survivalist grandfather who stockpiles freeze-dried food and supplies—just in case. So when she reads about a Harvard scientist’s prediction that an asteroid will strike Earth in April, Eleanor knows her family will be prepared. Her classmates? They’re on their own!

Eleanor has just one friend she wants to keep safe: Mack. They’ve been best friends since kindergarten, even though he’s more of a smiley emoji and she’s more of an eye-roll emoji. They’ll survive the end of the world together…if Mack doesn’t go away to a special school for the blind.

But it’s hard to keep quiet about a life-destroying asteroid—especially at a crowded lunch table—and soon Eleanor is the president of the (secret) End of the World Club. It turns out that prepping for TEOTWAWKI (the End of the World as We Know It) is actually kind of fun. But you can’t really prepare for everything life drops on you. And one way or another, Eleanor’s world is about to change.

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KEY POINTS/QUOTES:

STRONG COMMERCIAL APPEAL: The (alleged) end of the world gives this story a high stakes plot while the middle school friendship dynamics make it feel relatable and real. With strong sales and three starred reviews, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl was a standout debut in a crowded category and this new novel speaks to the same readership!

EDUCATIONAL APPEAL: Science enriches The World Ends in April in a similar way as the math in The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.

PROMOTABLE AUTHOR: Stacy is active on social media, does school and Skype visits, and (as a former engineer) she knows her STEM content!

CROSS-PROMOTION: Simultaneous with the Random House Children’s hardcover, 978-1-5247-6761-7.

Stacy McAnulty is the author of many books for young readers, including The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, chapter book series The Dino Files and GoldieBlox and picture books including Excellent Ed, 101 Reasons Why I’m NOT Taking a Bath, and Beautiful. A former mechanical engineer, Stacy writes about math and science with authority. Visit her online at stacymcanulty.com or follow her on social media at:

Twitter: @stacymcanulty
Instagram: StacyMcAnulty
Facebook: StacyMcAnultyAuthor

Author Hometown: North Carolina

Marketing: Review coverage in library trade journals & magazines including Booklist, School Library Journal, AudioFile, and Publishers Weekly.

National feature and review attention

National media attention

Online outreach

Feature on Listening Library website and in Audio e-newsletter.

School & Library Marketing

Display at national conventions

Submit to appropriate award committees.

Feature on BOT Library website and in e-newsletter.

Praise for The World Ends in April:

 “A smart, funny and emotionally candid book.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review

“The novel has an exceptional grasp of melancholy that leaves an impact even after its philosophical ending.” —Bulletin

“ A well-paced, engrossing plot with endearing characters.“—Booklist

Praise for The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Unique and utterly satisfying.“—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

”Prepare to fall in love.“—School Library Journal, starred review

”Lucy’s journey is beautifully authentic in this debut brimming with warmth, wisdom, and math.“—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“McAnulty’s well-drawn cast of characters grapple with the difficulties of middle school, friendships, and life. An engaging story, full of heart and hope. Readers of all ages will root for Lucy, aka Lightning Girl. No miscalculations here!” —Kate Beasley, author of Gertie’s Leap to Greatness

Fresh story, great characters, a winner!“ —Barbara O’Connor, author of Wish

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is calculated to steal your heart!" - Alan Gratz author of Ban This Book and Refugee

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