Recent Deals

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

picture book (illustrations)

MARIGOL: How Maribel Domínguez Proved Soccer Is a Girl's Sport
Christina Barragan Forshay

Lee & Low

A bilingual picture book about Mexican footballer Maribel Domínguez, who faced poverty, sexism, gender discrimination, and racism to become one of the world's best female soccer players. Text by Angela Quezada Padron, represented by Saritza Hernández at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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picture book (illustrations)

HATTIE HARMONY: WORRY DETECTIVE
Marissa Valdez

PRH/Viking Children's Books

A picture book that follows Hattie Harmony, a "Worry Detective." With sweetness and warmth, Hattie helps her friends overcome their everyday anxieties while also finding ways to deal with her own fears. Written by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett.

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picture book (illustrations)

ONE GOOD NIGHT 'TIL VALENTINE'S DAY
Nneka Myers

Hachette/Little, Brown Children's

A picture book about the fun and anticipation leading up to Valentine's Day. Part of the One Good Night 'Til series, which features an array of children and their families getting ready to celebrate their favorite holidays. Written by Frank Berrios.

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2 graphic novels (illustrations and text)

LIONHARTS + UNTITLED BOOK 2
Mike Lawrence

Abrams/Amulet

A middle grade graphic novel and an untitled second book about the Lionhart family, where adventuring isn't just in the blood—it's the family business. When Alder and Flynt's parents go missing after accepting an unusually high-paying job, the boys set out to find them, eager to prove they're ready to join the family ranks.

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YA novel

ARTIFICE
Sharon Cameron

Scholastic

A historical YA novel set in 1940s Amsterdam about a girl who sells art forgeries to the Nazis in order to fund the rescue of Jewish babies through the Dutch resistance.

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2 board books (illustrations and text)

BOOP THE SNOOT + TICKLE TICKLE, LITTLE TUM
Ashlyn Anstee

PRH/Viking

A pair of interactive board books in which the reader can boop snoots and tickle tums.

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picture book (text)

LIFE AFTER WHALE
Lynn Brunelle

Holiday House/Neal Porter Books

A picture book about a whale whose death starts what is known as a whale fall, a process in which the whale’s carcass becomes a gift to thousands of ocean dwellers for generations. Illustrations by Jason Chin, who represented himself.

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graphic novel (illustrations 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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nonfiction graphic novel (illustrations 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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picture book (illustrations & text)

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.

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picture book (illustrations & text)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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