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RECENT DEALS

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

picture book (illustrations)

Hachette/Little, Brown

MAYA'S BIG QUESTION
Marissa Valdez

A picture book about an ambitious girl fighting to recognize the contributions of women in history and in her community. Text by Meena Harris, represented by Cait Hoyt at CAA.

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picture book (text)

Amazon/Two Lions

CAMP GRANDMA AND GRANDPA
Gina Bellisario

A picture book about two siblings who have a camp-themed overnight stay at their grandparents' house. Illustrations by Chloe Burgett, represented by Christy Ewers at the CAT Agency.

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3 young graphic novels (text and illustrations)

Macmillan/First Second

BOX TALES #1-3
James Burks

About the adventures of a girl and her friend, a cardboard box; Book 1 follows Bea and Box as they experiment with growing strawberries in Bea's backyard.

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picture book (text)

Candlewick

AT THE EDGE
David Elliott

A collection of poems celebrating wacky and rare animals. To be illustrated by Clover Robin.

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board book (text)

PRH/Viking

GOLF BABY
Diane Adams

A board book in the Sports Baby series about a child learning to play golf for the first time. To be illustrated by Christine Almeda, represented by Stefanie Sanchez von Borstel at Full Circle Literary.

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picture book (illustrations)

HarperCollins/Nancy Inteli Group

LA BANDERA: POEMS OF RESISTANCE AND PRIDE
Ericka Lugo

A picture book collection of free-verse poetry that traces the origins of the Puerto Rican flag, in a celebration of its importance and symbolism. Text by Pura Belpré Honor author Anika Aldamuy Denise, represented by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management.

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nonfiction graphic novel (illustrations)

Macmillan/First Second

SCIENCE COMICS: CEPHALOPODS
Joy Ang

A nonfiction graphic work about cephalopods, for the Science Comics series. Text by Casey Zakroff, represented by Bernadette Baker-Baughman at Victoria Sanders & Associates.

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MG nonfiction (text)

Lerner/Millbrook

WATCH THEM GROW
Carrie Pearson

A nonfiction middle grade text about how animals develop in utero and develop specialized adaptations, including a bat's wings and an elephant's trunk.

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MG graphic novel

PRH/Random House Graphic

WITCHES OF BROOKLYN, Book 5 and 6
Sophie Escabasse

Books five and six in the middle grade graphic novel Witches of Brooklyn series.

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comic reader (text)

PRH/Random House Children's

MORE TREES PLEASE
Alastair Heim

A Step Into Reading comic reader about how wonderful trees are and why we should care for them. To be illustrated by Amanda Morrow, represented by Emily Fernandez at The Bright Agency.

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picture book (text)

Candlewick

MI ESCUELA IS MY SCHOOL
Laurenne Sala

A bilingual picture book that follows a young girl throughout her school day, from el gran árbol where she starts the day to la puerta azul, where she and her classmates line up for pickup. Art by Zara González Hoang, represented by Andrea Morrison at Writers House.

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picture book (illustrations)

PRH/Workshop

MOTHER'S DAY, HERE I COME
Emanuel Wiemans

A celebration of Mother's Day, in the Here I Come! series. Text by D. J. Steinberg.

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2 board books (illustrations)

Candlewick/MIT Kids

TIDE'S JOURNEY and DIRT'S JOURNEY
Kim Smith

Two nonfiction board books in the Nature In Action series that explore the creation and effect of ocean tides and the creation of dirt, respectively. Text by Sally Walker, represented by Susan Cohen at Writers House.

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picture book (text)

HarperCollins/Clarion

BEST IN SHOW
David Elliott

A collection of poems in verse that celebrates the extraordinary and ordinary power of dogs of all kinds; 17 contributing illustrators include Oge Mora, Charles Santoso, Rebecca Green, and Flavia Z. Drago.

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picture book (illustrations)

Astra/Calkins Creek

SCULPTING PRESIDENT LINCOLN
Jenn Ely

A nonfiction picture book about the 18-year-old prodigy who persisted past tradition, gender, age, class, education, and critics to create the Lincoln statue that stands in the Capitol. Text by Beth Anderson, represented by Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at Red Fox Literary.

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picture book (text)

Scholastic

GIVE BACK
Gina Bellisario

A picture book about an intergenerational family and their neighborhood who come together to give back as they prepare for a community food drive and dinner. To be illustrated by Alicia Más, represented by Amy Milligan at Illo Agency.

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MG nonfiction (text)

Bloomsbury

THE MINE WARS
Steve Watkins

A nonfiction middle grade about the West Virginia coal miners' fight to secure improved working conditions, increases in pay, and benefits for coal miners. Their struggle culminated in the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest labor uprising in U.S. history.

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MG novel (text)

Scholastic

UNTITLED MG HISTORICAL
Steve Watkins

A novel about the "wolf children" from East Prussia who were orphaned and left homeless at the end of World War II. When 12-year-old Astra and her sister Sophie lose their mother while attempting to escape East Prussia, they're forced to embark on a dangerous journey.

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picture book (illustrations)

S&S/BFYR

FIGDOR MAKES A FRIEND
Marissa Valdez

A first-day-of-school picture book about fussy Figdor, who takes his mother's advice about "making friends" in the most literal way possible. Text by Julie Falatko, represented by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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picture book (illustrations)

Page Street Kids

ELTON: HOW ELTON JOHN ROCKETED INTO MUSIC HISTORY
Francesca Mahaney

A picture book biography that celebrates how the iconic musician broke free of constraints and expectations to unleash his inner star. Text by Robyn McGrath, represented by Amy Thrall Flynn at Rubin Pfeffer Content.

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picture book (illustrations)

PRH/Dial

THE RIGHT TO BELONG
Noah Grigni

A picture book that details the late disability rights activist Judy Heumann's efforts to be included in the classroom: first as a student and then as a way to teach children that they have the power to advocate for what's right in their own lives. Text by Judy Heumann, with Jessica Slice and Caroline Cupp, represented by Jill Marr at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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picture book (text)

Candlewick

AN ALTAR FOR ABUELO
Laurenne Sala

A picture book about a child celebrating their abuelo's life while also grieving his death. Illustrations by Luisa Uribe, represented by James Burns at the Bright Agency.

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picture book (illustrations)

S&S/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

NEARLY EXACTLY ALMOST LIKE ME
Pearl AuYeung

A picture book about two brothers whose relationship is questioned because one is adopted. Text by Jennifer Bradbury, represented by Robin Rue at Writers House.

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picture book (illustrations)

Amazon/Two Lions

CAMPINGLAND
James Burks

A picture book about a family who tries indoor camping to avoid their previous wilderness mishaps, only to discover that nothing replaces the real deal. Text by Ame Dyckman, represented by Scott Treimel at Scott Treimel NY.

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picture book (illustrations)

Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

KWAME'S DAY
Dominique Ramsey

A picture book about Ghanaian naming practices and one boy named Kwame who awaits the arrival of a new sibling. Text by by Denise R. Adusei, represented by Regina Brooks at Serendipity Literary Agency.

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nonfiction chapter book (text)

PRH/Workshop

WHO IS SHAUN WHITE?
Shawn Pryor

A chapter book about Olympic snowboarding legend Shaun White and his impact on the sports world, for the Who Was? series.

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MG nonfiction (text)

Workman

TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BIRDFEEDER
Lynn Brunelle

An interactive nonfiction book that transforms into a working birdfeeder and introduces science and nature to young readers in a hands-on way.

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MG novel in verse

PRH/Tundra

REASONS TO LOOK AT THE NIGHT SKY
Danielle Daniel

A story about eleven-year-old Luna, a space enthusiast determined to secure a spot in NASA's summer camp. But when her home and beloved science classroom undergo significant changes, she must learn to adapt and celebrate new ways of seeing the world around her—including the way she once viewed her beloved night sky.

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picture book (text)

Holiday House/Neal Porter Books

A BOOK OF MAPS
Lourdes Heuer

A picture book that follows a young cartographer's moving tribute to their hometown. To be illustrated by Maxwell Eaton, represented by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.

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picture book (illustrations)

Macmillan/Henry Holt

GRAPES OF ALL SHAPES
Michelle Tran

A punny picture book about a character who thinks that everything they see is a grape (including a box, a banana, and even a giraffe), much to their friend's consternation. Text by Alastair Heim, also represented by Kelly.

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picture book (text)

Macmillan/Henry Holt

GRAPES OF ALL SHAPES
Alastair Heim

A punny picture book about a character who thinks that everything they see is a grape (including a box, a banana, and even a giraffe), much to their friend's consternation. To be illustrated by Michelle Tran, also represented by Kelly.

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MG nonfiction (text)

Odd Dot/Macmillan

POP-UP PLANETARIUM!
Lynn Brunelle

An interactive nonfiction book that doubles as a portable planetarium and includes a season-by-season look at the skies, a guide to the constellations, and a pop-up planetarium to teach young readers how to bring the night sky to life.

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2 middle grade novels

PRH/Razorbill

THE CURSED CREATURES OF EELGRASS BOG + UNTITLED SECOND BOOK
Mary Averling

The first book follows 12-year-old Kess Pedrock, who turns to a forbidden bog to search for a way to save her family's Unnatural History Museum and ends up uncovering bigger secrets than she expected.

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nonfiction picture book (text)

Lerner/Carolrhoda

HAIKU, EW!
Lynn Brunelle

A collection of poems that explores a side of nature that is often underappreciated. To be illustrated by Julia Patton, represented by Claire Morance at Painted Words.

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board book (illustrations)

S&S/Little Simon

WHOSE PRINTS?
Kim Smith

An interactive board book where a child explores a maze of prints in the snow as winter animals move and scurry about the pages. Text by Kari Allen, represented by Erzsi Deak at Hen&ink Literary Studio.

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MG novel (translation)

Bloomsbury

SECRETS WE TELL THE SEA
Lourdes Heuer

A middle grade novel about Sofía, whose mother has sent her to live with her abuela in a mystical seaside town. When hard truths come out after a tragedy, Sofía must learn how to forgive herself and others. Original Spanish text by Martha Riva Palacio Obón, represented by Laura Gross and Will Morningstar at Laura Gross Literary Agency represented the author.

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picture book (text and illustrations)

Beaming Books

COURAGE
Colter Jackson

A picture book about a girl and her companion, a lion named Courage, who helps her take on the world. But when a classmate points out that her lion is a figment of her imagination, the world becomes a really scary place.

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3 early readers (illustrations)

Scholastic

INSIDE SCOUTS series
Francesca Mahaney

An early reader series in which two young doctors-in-training use their special abilities to shrink in size, explore the systems of the body, and practice emotional skills like kindness, bravery, and strength. Text by Mitali Banerjee Ruths, represented by Victoria Wells Arms at HG Literary.

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3 chapter books (text)

Abrams

SEASHELL KEY SERIES
Lourdes Heuer

A young chapter book series about a group of children living in a seaside community. The first book follows the friends as they welcome summer visitors to their coral island. To be illustrated by Lynnor Bontigao, represented by Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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picture book (illustrations)

Feeding Minds Press

OUR CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Christina Barragan Forshay

A picture book following Kate and her family on a winter day as they care for Christmas trees and customers on their farm before choosing and trimming their own tree. Text by Lisa Amstutz, represented by Victoria Selvaggio at Storm Literary Agency.

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