Recent Deals

I'm proud to report the following deals I've brokered on behalf of my clients:

graphic novel (art and text)

PATCH
Boya Sun

Macmillan/First Second

A graphic novel about a child whose favorite soft toy comes to live when he mends it with magic fabric he finds in the attic of his new home. Strange things begin to happen after, and our world and the dimension to which toys belong start warping into each other.

2 picture books (text)

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A RIVER + SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE AN OAK
Danielle Daniel

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

Two picture books in which children explore why they identify with different elements of nature. RIVER will be illustrated by Josée Bisaillon, and OAK will be illustrated by Jacqueline Traverse. Both illustrators represented themselves.

2 novelty board books (illustrations)

EVERY BUNNY DANCE NOW + I LOVE YOU A LATKE
Allison Black

Scholastic/Cartwheel

Illustrations for two novelty board books. EVERY BUNNY DANCE NOW is a celebration of spring, and I LOVE YOU A LATKE is a whimsical ode to Hanukkah. Text by Joan Holub, represented by Liza Voges at Eden Street Literary.

picture book (illustrations)

How Can We Be Kind
Darla Okada

The Quarto Group/White Lion

A picture book presenting animal facts that provide examples of kindness. Written by Janet Halfmann.

nonfiction graphic novel (art and text)

Deep Sea Mysteries
Mike Lawrence

Macmillan/First Second

A nonfiction graphic work about strange and unusual plant and animal life that thrives deep in the ocean, for the Science Comics series.

middle-grade novel

Bonebag
David Elliott and E.M. Elliott

Astra/Astra Young Readers

This middle-grade fantasy tells the story of a boy who lives in a great and terrible forest and who has never seen another human besides his cruel parents. He begins to question the mysteries in his life when he discovers a locket that burns him to the touch and a ghostly girl beckons him to the woods.

2 graphic novels (illustrations)

LUNA + OUCH
Michelle Mee Nutter

Scholastic/Graphix

Two standalone middle-grade graphic novels by the creators of Allergic. In Luna, a 12-year-old girl and her father have moved to the town where her late mother grew up, where Luna attempts to understand her mother through the naturalist notebooks she left behind. In Ouch, when a car accident puts 11-year-old River in the hospital with a broken pelvis, she has to figure out how to stay occupied as she recovers and faces a new normal. Text by Megan Wagner Lloyd, represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

picture book (illustrations)

NOT HE OR SHE, I'M ME
Kah Yangni

Henry Holt

A celebration of gender diversity, this picture book follows a joyful day in the life of a nonbinary kid who knows that, no matter from which angle you look, they will always be themself. Melissa Nasson at Rubin Pfeffer Content represented the author.

graphic novel (illustrations)

Mochikoa
Boya Sun

Macmillan/First Second

A three-book young reader graphic novel series about an ambitious koala-like character who tries to become a ping-pong champion. Jackie Eckhouse at Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo represented the author.

graphic novel (text)

Fast Break
Shawn Pryor

Macmillan/FSG

A graphic novel in which seventh grade basketball prodigy Mikayla Thomas is denied a spot on her new school's team and ends up joining the motley co-ed Firebirds—not exactly the team she was looking for, but maybe exactly where she belongs. Illustrations by Courtney Hahn.

graphic novel (illustrations)

Fast Break
Courtney Hahn

Macmillan/FSG

A graphic novel in which seventh grade basketball prodigy Mikayla Thomas is denied a spot on her new school's team and ends up joining the motley co-ed Firebirds—not exactly the team she was looking for, but maybe exactly where she belongs. Written by Shawn Pryor.

picture book (illustrations)

Broadway Bird
Alisa Coburn

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

A picture book written by Broadway director Alex Timbers about a parakeet who dreams of being on Broadway, only to be told that she's too little to be a star. When her big break comes, she learns that no matter who small you are, with a little talent and a lot of hard work, you can do anything. Janine Kamouth and Gwen Beal at William Morris Endeavor represented the author.

picture book (text)

Hello, Tree
Alastair Heim

Little Bee Books

A sequel to HELLO, DOOR, in which Mr. Fox steals Christmas presents, only to be confronted by Santa to change his ways. Illustrations by Alisa Coburn.

picture book (illustrations)

Hello, Tree
Alisa Coburn

Little Bee Books

A sequel to HELLO, DOOR, in which Mr. Fox steals Christmas presents, only to be confronted by Santa to change his ways. Text by Alistair Heim

picture book (text & art)

Hedgehogs Don't Wear Underwear
Marissa Valdez

Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

A picture book about a tighty-whitey-wearing hedgehog named Jacques who's afraid to go public with his secret love of underwear. Sold at auction.

picture book (text & art)

That's My Sweater
Jessika von Innerebner

PRH/Dial

A picture book about a girl who is none too pleased when her mother hands her favorite sweater down to her baby brother.

picture book (illustrations)

Solitary Animals
Dominique Ramsey

PRH/RISE x Penguin Workshop

A picture book about animals who live alone and animals who live in groups. Text by Joshua David Stein, who was represented by Hannah Mann at Writers House.

2 children's graphic novels

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots + Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias
Pearl Low

Scholastic/Graphix

Illustrations for two graphic novels from Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey's series, The Bailey School Kids, about classmates investigating adults who might be monsters. Authors represented by Marie Lamba at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.

picture book (illustrations)

If Dinosaurs Had Hair
Lesley Vamos

Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

A picture book that imagines what prehistoric life would have been like if dinosaurs had hair. Text by Dan Marvin, who was represented by Natascha Morris at Tobias Library.

board book (illustrations)

SpookyTale
Allison Black

Abrams/Appleseed

A Halloween-themed interactive board book leading the reader on an adventure to and through a haunted house. Written by Christopher Franceschelli who represented himself on behalf of his company, SmartInk Books.

early reader (text)

Sign Says Stop
Alastair Heim

Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight

An early ready about a frog who just wants to cross the street, but can't decide what to do when the sign changes from stop to go. Illustration by Yavae Sanae.

3 novelty books (illustrations)

Dragon Dinner, Monster Munch, Nutcracker Crunch
Allison Black

Little Bee Books

Three interactive, novelty board books for the Crunchy Board Books series.

picture book (text)

Elbert in the Air
Monica Wesolowska

PRH/Dial

A picture book following a floating boy named Elbert whose mother defends his individuality when others try to keep him tethered to the ground. Illustrations by Jerome Pumphrey, who is represented by Hannah Mann at Writers House.

nonfiction MG (text)

Dirt!
Ariel Lauren Wilson

Workman

A nonfiction book that offers a closer look at the foundation of all life on Earth and inspires young readers to reconsider the universe below our feet.

picture book (illustrations)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night
Nneka Myers

HMH/Houghton

A picture book ode to the winter season with a twist on the beloved nursery rhyme. Text by Megan Litwin, who is represented by Lindsay Auld at Writers House.

2 early chapter books (illustrations)

Esme's Birthday Conga Line + Untitled book 2
Marissa Valdez

PRH Canada/Tundra

An early chapter book starring Esme, a plucky girl who lives in the uppermost floor of (what she thinks is) the topmost best building in her neighborhood, and who is sure she can plan her own birthday party when her Mimi and Pipo forget. Text by Lourdes Heuer.

2 early chapter books (text)

Esme's Birthday Conga Line + Untitled book 2
Lourdes Heuer

PRH Canada/Tundra

An early chapter book starring Esme, a plucky girl who lives in the uppermost floor of (what she thinks is) the topmost best building in her neighborhood, and who is sure she can plan her own birthday party when her Mimi and Pipo forget. Illustrations by Marissa Valdez.

2 novelty books (illustrations)

Welcome to My School! and Modern House
Maria Carluccio

Chronicle

Welcome to My School! brings young readers through the rooms of their preschool, showing fun, familiar activities that take place there. Modern House is an architectural board book.

picture book (illustrations)

Good Knight Mustache Baby
Joy Ang

HMH/Clarion

The newest in the Mustache Baby series, in which babies are two brave knights battling bedtime. Text by Bridget Heos, who is represented by Liza Voges at Eden Street.

picture book (text)

On This Airplane
Lourdes Heuer

PRH Canada/Tundra

A picture book following a child's first experience on an airplane as they observe the passengers around them, noticing the ways the travelers are both different from them and the same. Illustrations by Sara Palacios, who is represented by Minju Chang and Kendra Marcus at BookStop Literary.

nonfiction picture book (illustrations)

The Gardener of Alcatraz
Jenn Ely

Charlesbridge

A nonfiction picture book featuring Alcatraz inmate Elliot Michener, who finds purpose and salvation in gardening on the rocky, windswept island. Text written by Emma Bland Smith, who is represented by Essie White at Storm Literary.

picture book (illustrations)

Ambitious Girl
Marissa Valdez

Little, Brown

A picture book written by by Meena Harris, niece of U.S. Senator and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Harris is, "hoping to change the narrative. Ambitious girls and women are leaders deserving of respect and admiration." Cait Hoyt of Creative Artists Agency represented Meena Harris.

picture book (illustrations)

Whales Help Engineer the Planet
Kim Smith

Kids Can

A picture book that explores how whales can help to maintain a healthy ocean and, by extension, a healthy and biodiverse planet. Text written by Adrienne Mason, who is represented by herself.

2 board books (illustrations)

Fa-La-La Llama and Boo-nicorns
Allison Black

Scholastic/Cartwheel

Fa-La-La Llama is a celebration of llamas in winter-wear, and Boo-nicorns is an ode to unicorns dressing up for Halloween! Text written by Joan Holub, who is represented by Liza Voges at Eden Street Literary.

YA (text)

All of Us Villains + Untitled
Christine Herman

Macmillan/Tor Teen

Written in collaboration with Amanda Foody, the first in a YA fantasy duology set in the blood-soaked city of Ilvernath, in which seven families compete every generation in a tournament to the death for control of high magick. The powerful, villainous Lowes have won nearly every tournament, but this year, thanks to a salacious tell-all book, each of the other families has the means to win. Publication is planned for fall 2021 and 2022, respectively. Whitney Ross at Irene Goodman Literary represented Foody.

picture book (illustrations)

I'll Build You a Bookcase
Simone Shin

Lee & Low

In partnership with the William Penn Foundation and OpenIDEO, Lee & Low Books is publishing this sweet picture book which celebrates the joy of reading and discovering new stories with a child, and will be available in four bilingual editions (Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Mandarin). Text is written by Jean Ciborowski Fahey.

picture book (illustrations)

The Sharing Book
Simone Shin

Holiday House/Ferguson

In which readers follow a child throughout a day on a camping trip and explores the opportunities that arise for sharing with others, from meals to fun, from stories to hugs. Text written by Dianne White, who is represented by Jennifer Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

MG (text)

Forever Birchwood
Danielle Daniel

HarperCollins Canada

Sold in a pre-empt, this story stars Wolf, an adventurous 12-year-old who explores her Indigenous roots while she and her three best friends fight to protect the wilderness surrounding their northern mining town from developers, and to keep their once stable friendship from unraveling.

picture book (illustrations)

I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything!
Nneka Myers

PRH/Flamingo Books

The first title scheduled for publication with Margaret Anastas's new Flamingo Books list at Penguin, this picture book is based on the real story of a boy whose self-motivational words went viral. Text written by Alissa Holder and Zulekha Holder-Young, who are represented by Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions.

nonfiction picture book (text)

Break the Glass Slipper: Real Princesses and How They Are Changing the World
Carrie Pearson

Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

A counterpoint to fairy-tale figures in sparkly pink ballgowns that showcases present-day princesses who are empowered young women enacting social change and furthering humanitarian causes around the world. To be illustrated by Dung Ho, who represented herself.