Petrell Ozbay and Tess LaBella’s MERRY WITCHMAS, a twist on the holiday’s traditional “believe” concept, about a witch who believes in Santa, who doesn’t deliver to her home because he doesn’t believe in witches, illustrated by Sonya Abby Soekarno, to Jes Negron at Boyds Mills Press, for publication in fall 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Alexandra Gehringer at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).
Christina Dalcher’s VOX, to Postimees (Estonia), by Anastasya Markova at Synopsis Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Erin McCarthy’s STRIPPED DOWN and STRIP SEARCH, to Mondadori (Italy), in a two-book deal, by Federica Graceffa at The Italian Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Katie Henry’s HERETICS ANONYMOUS, to Helion (Poland), by Justyna Pelaska at Graal, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Sarah LaPolla at Bradford Literary Agency.
Mike Allegra’s SCAMPERS THINKS LIKE A SCIENTIST (illustrations by Elizabeth Zechel) has won the 2020 Teacher’s Choice Awards for Children’s Books!
Keep your eyes out to see the book included in the January/April 2020 edition of Learning magazine.
Author of IN SEARCH OF POWDER and THE BATTLE FOR PARADISE Jeremy Evans’s SEE YOU TOMORROW, about Marco Siffredi, the first person to snowboard Mount Everest in 2001, and his disappearance as he descended Everest from the Hornbein Couloir; using never-before-granted interviews with family and friends, the author aims to solve Everest’s last great mystery, exploring Marco’s single-minded pursuit of a dream and his love of freedom and adventure, to David Legere at Globe Pequot, in a nice deal, for publication in 2021, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Rachele Alpine’s THE INVINCIBLE GIRLS CLUB, a new chapter book series about third graders and founders of the Invincible Girls Club, whose mission is to make a difference and solve community problems, featuring invincible girls both past and present and interactive ways in which readers can participate in making a difference to become the invincible girl she was born to be, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, with Anna Parsons editing, in a four-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
An engrossing and thoughtful contemporary tale that tackles faith, friendship, family, anxiety, and the potential apocalypse from Katie Henry, the acclaimed author of HERETICS ANONYMOUS (Katherine Tegen Books, 2018).
There are many ways the world could end. A fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen. Despite Ellis’s anxiety–about what others think of her, about what she’s doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones–the two girls become friends. But time is ticking down, and as Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, their search for answers only raises more questions. When does it happen? Who will believe them? And how do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?
Dierdre Wolownick’s THE SHARP END OF LIFE, to Mulatero (Italy), by Mariavittoria Puccetti at The Italian Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency.
Terry Catasus Jennings’s UNA CASITA, about a little house that serves as a sanctuary for immigrant families over the years, illustrated by Raul Colon, to Neal Porter at Holiday House, for publication in spring 2022, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Gail Gaynin at Morgan Gaynin Agency for the illustrator (world).
Roseanne Greenfield Thong’s CATS CAN, about all the things we love to hate about cats, whose antics bear a surprising resemblance to that of toddlers, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, to Tamar Brazis at Viking Children’s, for publication in fall 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Anne Moore Armstrong at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).