Macmillan Childrens Group Complete List (MCPG) Spring 2018

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    Series: Pocket Bios
    Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks Al Berenger, Al Berenger
    9781250166173 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 4 - 7, Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: July 17, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $19.50 CAD 7.25 x 5.91 x 0.37 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 70 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

      Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement, was an American civil rights activist who started a movement when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus to a white passenger. Following her arrest for this act, she became an international icon of civil disobedience and resistance to racial segregation.

      Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, the ancient world, and more.

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      Al Berenger is the creator of theWhat a Story! collection, With these stories, Al makes learning history fun, allowing young readers to discover history through important characters in the Pocket Bios series. Al is part of a team of people at Unique Heritage Media in Paris, France.
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    9781250147646 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals Age (years) from 6 - 9, Age (years) from 6 - 9 On Sale Date: April 23, 2019 Print Run: 30000
    $24.99 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      On a sunny August morning in 2016, a baby sea otter was found washed up on the sand. Orphaned and sick, Rialto was taken to the Seattle Aquarium, where his dedicated caretakers nursed him back to health and taught him how to be an otter. Soon, the charming Rialto was stealing hearts as he played with toys made of ide, swam in his very own pool, ate tasty clams, and floated on his back.

      Learn about Rialto's rescue--and how you can help to save this endangered species--in this book by theSeattle Timesreporter and photographer who chronicled his story as it happened. Just as he captured them, Rialto's sure to steal your heart, too.

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      Lynda V. Mapes has written countless stories about nature and the environment in her twenty-two years as a newspaper reporter at The Seattle Times. She is also the author ofWitness Tree: The Seasons of Change with a Centure-Old Oak.

      Alan Berner has been a photographer atThe Seattle Times for three decades. A native of St. Louis, Alan has degrees in philosophy and photojournalism from the University of Missouri.

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    Water Land Land and Water Forms Around the World Christy Hale, Christy Hale
    9781250152442 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 3 - 6, Age (years) from 3 - 6 On Sale Date: May 22, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $23.50 CAD 9.18 x 9.68 x 0.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      A lake turns into an island.
      A cozy bay into a secluded cape.
      A gulf with sea turtles transforms into a peninsula surrounded by pirate ships.

      This unique information book for the very young switches between bodies of water and corresponding land masses with the simple turn of a page. Readers will delight as the story ofWater Landunfolds and will see just how connected the earth and the water really are.

      This book has Common Core connections.

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      Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including two that she also wrote:The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan andDreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. An art director, designer, and educator, Hale teaches writing for picture books at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She lives with her family in Palo Alto, California.
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      *"There are fun details to pore over in each textured picture, which draw on Hale’s particular skill with nature scenes, and the pages are sturdy, well designed, and quite charming."—Booklist, starred review
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    Do Not Lick This Book Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost
    9781250175366 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 4 - 8, Age (years) from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: June 05, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $22.50 CAD 8.22 x 8.22 x 0.46 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      Min is a microbe. She is small.
      Very small.

      In fact, so small that you’d need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she’s never seen before—like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle of your shirt.

      Written by Idan Ben-Barak, with illustrations from Julian Frost, Do Not Lick This Book is perfect for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.

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      Idan Ben-Barak has written several books so far; they’ve been translated into over a dozen languages and won a couple of awards. He lives in a smallish apartment in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and their two boys. Sometimes, after they go to bed, he grabs the guitar and makes up harmless little tunes. He has degrees in microbiology and in the history and philosophy of science, a diploma in library studies, and a day job that has very little to do with any of the above. You can find Idan on Facebook (too often for his own good), Instagram (occasionally) and Twitter (rarely). When he has anything to say about writing he says it on his blog.

      Julian Frost is an internationally renowned illustrator, designer, director, and animator. He received worldwide acclaim for his animation ‘Dumb Ways to Die,' created for the Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia to promote rail safety. Winner of the Cannes Lion Grand Prixs, which had close to 150 million views on YouTube since 2012.

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    9781250137524 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 5 - 9, Age (years) from 5 - 9 On Sale Date: June 19, 2018 Print Run: 25000
    $23.50 CAD 9.35 x 11.4 x 0.46 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the filmHidden Figures.

      You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?

      As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe.

      From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA,Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.

      A Christy Ottaviano Book

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      Helaine Becker is the author of more than 70 award-winning books for children including You Can Read,Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo,Monster Science andCounting on Katherine.She loves science, books and ice cream, but not necessarily in that order.

      Dow Phumiruk is a general pediatrician with a passion for art. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three girls. When she is not teaching medical students or drawing, she can be found hiking on the trails near her home.Maya Lin is her picture book debut.

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      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      "A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love."--Kirkus,starred review

      "Children who want to share in theHidden Figures buzz can start right here. . . Phumiruk’s digital artwork convincingly portrays Johnson as brainy and imaginative.This title is ready made for “My Hero” biography reports."--The Bulletin

      "Featuringengaging text and captivating illustrations,this picture book introduces the amazing life of mathematician Katherine Johnson to young readers. Sure to inspire a new generation of mathematicians. A solid addition to biography collections."--School Library Journal

      "The straightforward, informative text is paired with delicate, precise digital artwork. . .Very worthwhile book."--Booklist

      "Phumiruk works in a crisp, uncluttered art style, infusing emotionality into more private moments of reflection."--Publishers Weekly

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    Pass Go and Collect $200 The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented Tanya Lee Stone, Steven Salerno
    9781627791687 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities Age (years) from 5 - 9, Age (years) from 5 - 9 On Sale Date: July 17, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $24.99 CAD 9.29 x 11.36 x 0.41 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      Boldness, imagination, and ruthless competition combine in Tanya Lee Stone and Steven Salerno'sPass Go and Collect $200, a riveting picture book history of Monopoly, one of the world's most famous games.

      In the late 1800s lived Lizzie Magie, a clever and charismatic woman with a strong sense of justice. Waves of urban migration drew Lizzie’s attention to rising financial inequality. One day she had an idea: create a game that shows the unfairness of the landlord-tenant relationship. But game players seemed to have the most fun pretending to be wealthy landowners. Enter Charles Darrow, a marketer and salesman with a vision for transforming Lizzie’s game into an exciting staple of Americanfamily entertainment. Features back matter that includes "Monopoly Math" word problems and equations. Excellent STEM connections and resources.

      This title has Common Core connections.

      A Christy Ottaviano Book

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      Tanya Lee Stone has written several books for young readers, including the young adult novel A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl . She lives with her family in Vermont.
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      "A real winner."--The Horn Book

      "Salerno's soft, dynamic full-bleed illustrationsreflect yet move beyond the aesthetics of the game and time period, makingevery page compelling and fresh. . . Stone delivers a winner."--Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      "Readers are treated to a colorful historical account of a well-known board game, and the socioeconomic factors that affected its development.Salerno’s vivid illustrations are kinetic and play upon the most exciting elements of the story. Highly recommended for nonfiction collections ."--School Library Journal,starred review

      "A brisk narrative pacepropels the story . . . Salerno’s lively, mixed-media illustrations carry the action forward."--Publishers Weekly

      "Stone personalizes this story by asking readers to consider instances when they’ve made changes to a game’s original rules. . . Salerno’s bold illustrations heighten the drama surrounding Monopoly’s development and include glimpses of early versions of the game."--Booklist

      "Stone is a deft hand at balancing historical absurdities with important social themes, and here her picture book format invites middle-grade readers to benefit from a lesson in entrepreneurship, even as they enjoy amassing trivia surrounding a familiar game. Salerno’s retro illustrations recreate the milieu."--The Bulletin

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    Series: Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite
    What's Your Favorite Bug? Eric Carle
    9781250151759 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals Age (years) from 4 - 8, Age (years) from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: July 31, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $23.50 CAD 9.34 x 11.54 x 0.4 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      In this companion toWhat's Your Favorite Animal? andWhat’s Your FavoriteColor?, Eric Carle and fourteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs and explain why they love them.

      Everybody has a favorite bug. Some like shiny, colorful beetles or busy ants or soft pale moths best. Others prefer spindly walking sticks or fuzzy caterpillars that turn into bright butterflies. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 15 children's book artists share their favorite bugs and why they love them.

      What's Your Favorite Bug?features words and pictures by:

      Eric Carle
      Joey Chou
      Eric Fan
      Denise Fleming
      Ekua Holmes
      Tim Hopgood
      Molly Idle
      Beth Krommes
      Scott Magoon
      Kenard Pak
      Maggie Rudy
      Britta Teckentrup
      Brendan Wenzel
      Teagan White
      Eugene Yelchin

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      Bio
      Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than seventy books, includingThe Very Hungry Caterpillar andBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. He is also the creator of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, to which all of the royalties fromWhat's Your Favorite Bug? go. His collaborators are some of the best known and beloved picture book illustrators of today and to whom special thanks is due.
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      "A terrific prompt and conversation starter for young artists." —Kirkus Reviews onWhat's Your Favorite Bug?

      "Eye-catching larger-than-life illustrations and interesting information that might spark further investigation into the insect world make this an excellent choice for all libraries." —School Library Journal onWhat's Your Favorite Bug?

      "A handsome volume." —Booklist onWhat's Your Favorite Bug?

      "The art is appealing and frameworthy, reflecting the various styles of the creators, and the text ranges from poster art to paragraphs to poetry. An inspiring resource for sparking creativity" —BooklistonWhat's Your Favorite Color?

      "A varied and engaging omnibus that offers real insight into the lives and personalities of these artists." —Publishers Weekly,starred review, onWhat's Your Favorite Animal?

      "Showcasing 14 contemporary (mainly American) picture-book illustrators, this handsome volume asks the title question and devotes a double-page spread to each artist's answer." —Booklist onWhat's Your Favorite Animal?

      "This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality, and brand of humor." —Kirkus Reviews onWhat's Your Favorite Animal?

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    Vivid Poems & Notes About Color Julie Paschkis, Julie Paschkis
    9781250122292 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 4 - 8, Age (years) from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: July 31, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $23.50 CAD 8.86 x 11.34 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 34 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the rainbow in this beautiful nonfiction picture book.

      Orange you sweet? Orange you plump and juicy? Orange you my favorite fruit?
      Hey - you’re a tangerine!
      B-lime-y.

      With information about the science of sight and perception, pigment origins in art and textiles, colloquial expressions and word associations, there's so much to see in each vivid spread—a wonderfully sensory read.

      - GODWIN BOOKS -

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      Julie Paschkis is a painter and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, includingPablo Neruda: Poet of the People,Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi, andGlass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella. A love of pattern and of folk art shows in all her work. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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      "Paschkis' gouache-on-paper illustrations are elegant, playful, and expressively variable from page to page—each spread displays a new style and mood . . . Full to bursting, juicy, never jammed." —Kirkus Reviews onVivid: Poems & Notes About Color

      "This is a celebration in text and art of words, of language, and of the spaces between and their possibilities. . . . Kids will savor it however they meet it." -The Bulletin,starred review, onFlutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido

      "Paschkis shows herself to be a sensitive observer of the animal kingdom, as well as of language itself, finding humor, eccentricities, and unexpected connections in both." -Publishers Weekly,starred review, onFlutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido

      "Endings don't get any happier than in this global tour de force." -School Library Journal,starred review, onGlass Slipper, Gold Sandal

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    Howard and the Mummy Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut's Tomb Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov
    9780374303051 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / History Age (years) from 4 - 7, Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: August 07, 2018 Print Run: 25000
    $23.50 CAD 9.33 x 10.82 x 0.41 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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      A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

      Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion filled with Egyptian artifacts. Howard dreamed of discovering a mummy himself—especially a royal mummy in its tomb, complete with all its treasures. When he was seventeen, he took a job with the Egypt Exploration Fund and was sent to Egypt to learn about archaeology and excavation sites. And his mummy hunt was on! Howard discovered many amazing artifacts, but he searched for yearsbefore coming upon the most famous mummy of all, King Tut.

      With stunning artwork from Boris Kulikov, and an informative and funny text from Tracey Fern,Howard and the Mummyis a true story about the challenges of discovery and the rewards of perseverance.

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      Tracey Fernis the author of many critically acclaimed picture books, includingBarnum's Bones, Dare the Wind,andW is for Webster. She lives with her family in West Newton, Massachusetts.

      Boris Kulikovis has illustrated many children's books, includingHow to Find an Elephantby Kate Banks andPapa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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      “Fern and Kulikov unearth another of history’s monumental finds in their picturesque biography of Carter . . . Kulikov’s beautiful artwork reflects the richness of both desert and tomb, and creative page layouts draw the eye. An arresting addition to the trove of Tut tomes.” —Booklist

      “Kulikov’s mixed-media illustrations, which reflect the hues of the Egyptian desert, beautifully complement and extend the text. . .Readers, like Howard Carter before them, can indeed find ‘wonderful things’ here.” —The Horn Book

      “The author chooses information that will delight readers and Kulikov’s deftly placed mixed media illustrations amplify the tone as well as the content.” —School Library Journal

      W is for Webster:
      “A solid introduction to America’s most famous lexicographer.” —School Library Journal,starred review

      Barnum's Bones:
      “T. rex lovers will gobble it up, and seekers of easy biographies will be hot on their heels.” —School Library Journal,starred review

      “Tracey Fern turns a slice of a scientist's biography into an American adventure tale.” —New York Times

      “Will captivate the masses of kids whose jaws drop in the presence of hulking fossils.” —Booklist,starred review

      “Fern fills her text with all the salient facts but uses a breezy, humorous, awestruck voice that strikes just the right tone in telling the story of this fascinating, quirky scientist.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

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    Spring After Spring How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement Stephanie Roth Sisson, Stephanie Roth Sisson
    9781626728196 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 4 - 8, Age (years) from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: August 14, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $23.50 CAD 8.75 x 11.5 x 0.25 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      From Stephanie Roth Sisson, the creator ofStar Stuff,comes a picture book biography of Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist who fought to keep the sounds of nature from going silent.

      As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent.Spring After Spring traces Rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement.

      Bio
      Stephanie Roth Sisson is an artist who has illustrated many books for children, includingStar Stuff, a picture book biography of Carl Sagan. She divides her time between Mauritius, Africa, and Sarasota, Florida.
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      "The perfect choice to inspire young readers and listeners, with just the right amount of detail to inspire, entrance, and encourage further investigation." -Kirkus, Starred Review

      "Sisson fashions a picture book that is laudably thorough and informative, and it’s a visual treat as well." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      A "brief, upbeat biography that introduces an important scientist and her work." -School Library Journal

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