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Greene Jarad 2020
GRAPHIC NOVEL

A-OKAY by Jarad Greene

HarperCollins

Andrew Arnold at HarperAlley has acquired at auction, in a two-book deal, world rights to Jarad Greene's MG graphic novel, A-OKAY, a semi-autobiographical story featuring Jay, a 13-year-old with severe bouts of acne who's battling his skin, the intense side effects of a potent acne prescription, and his understanding of being ace, all while trying to survive 8th grade. Publication is slated for summer 2021, and untitled second book in summer 2023; Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author-illustrator. 

Heim Alastair 2019
PICTURE BOOK TEXT

IF I HAD YOUR VOTE by Alastair Heim

Penguin Random House

THE GREAT PUPPY INVASION and HELLO, DOOR author Alastair Heim's IF I HAD YOUR VOTE: BY THE CAT IN THE HAT, a sequel to Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT and THE CAT COMES BACK, written by the Cat himself—with a little help from the author—explaining in rhyme what changes he would make to the White House if elected President of the United States, to Sonali Fry at Random House Children's, with Alice Jonaitis editing, in a two-book deal, for publication in July 2020, by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

Young Jess 2016
PICTURE BOOK TEXT

BABY'S HERE by Jessica Young

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jessica Young's BABY'S HERE!, an interactive board book encouraging the bond between child and new baby through nurturing activities from peek-a-boo to gentle rocking, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, to Bethany Vinhateiro at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, for publication in spring 2022, by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author, and by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management for the illustrator (world).

PICTURE BOOK

MINE, MINE, MINE, YOURS! by Kimberly Gee

Penguin Random House

Kimberly Gee's MINE, MINE, MINE, YOURS!, companion to UP, UP, UP, DOWN!, which features the interactions of a group of kids on a playdate learning to share and play together, to Susan Kochan at Putnam Children's, by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

GRAPHIC NOVEL

SHELBY & WATTS by Ashlyn Anstee

Penguin Random House

Author-illustrator of ARE WE THERE YETI? Ashlyn Anstee's SHELBY & WATTS, a chapter book series about a fox and a badger who are neighbors, best friends, and share a love of discovery and solving environmental mysteries, to Maggie Rosenthal at Viking Children's, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

Shin Simone 2019
PICTURE BOOK ART

THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL by Simone Shin

Kids Can Press

Jessica Dee Humphreys and Rona Ambrose's THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL, part of the CitizenKid collection, celebrating the establishment of The UN's International Day of the Girl as a day to focus on the specific needs and rights of girls around the world, illustrated by Simone Shin, to Lisa Lyons Johnston at Kids Can Press, for publication in September 2020, by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

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