Recent Deals

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

3 chapter books (text)

SEASHELL KEY SERIES
Lourdes Heuer

Abrams

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)

OUR CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Christina Barragan Forshay

Feeding Minds Press

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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2 board books (illustrations)

A RIVER JOURNEY + FROM MOUNTAINSIDE TO SANDY BEACH
Kim Smith

Candlewick/MIT Kids

Two nonfiction board books that trace the creation process of a river and of sand. Text by Sally Walker, represented by Susan Cohen at Writers House.

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2 picture books (illustrations)

ST. PATRICK'S DAY, HERE I COME + YOGA, HERE I COME
Emanuel Wiemans

PRH/Penguin Workshop

Two picture books celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the practice of yoga, respectively. Text by D.J. Steinberg.

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picture book (illustrations)

THE OFRENDA THAT WE BUILT
Gabby Zapata

Chronicle

A picture book celebration of Día de Muertos that invites readers of all backgrounds to join in the building of the family ofrenda, one special element at a time. Text by mother-daughter duo Jolene Gutiérrez and Shaian Gutiérrez, represented by Kaitlyn Sanchez at Context Literary Agency.

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picture book (text)

TWO HOMES, ONE HEART
Jessica Young

HarperCollins/Nancy Inteli Group

A picture book about a child adjusting to a new living situation post-divorce, with the help of the constant love and support of their parents. To be illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne, represented by Hannah Mann at Writers House.

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picture book (illustrations)

BEST BELIEVE
Nicole Medina

Lerner/Carolrhoda

A picture book biography in verse about Evelina López Antonetty, Lillian López, and Elba Cabrera, three sisters born in Puerto Rico who came to New York City as children and grew up to become activists. They worked to transform schools, libraries, and the arts, becoming known as the Tres Hermanas. Text by NoNiequa Ramos, represented by Karly Dizon at Fuse Literary Agency.

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graphic novel (text and illustrations)

ENCORE!
Miles Burks

HarperCollins/HarperAlley

A graphic novel that follows Clayton Noguchi and his ex-best friend Aron Santos. When Aron lands in Clay's theatre class due to an unfulfilled graduation requirement, the boys rekindle their friendship, but the painful history between the two threatens to stand in the way of their growing feelings.

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picture book (text)

BOAR AND HEDGEHOG
David Elliott

Candlewick

A picture book in which grumpy Boar meets sunny Hedgehog and reluctantly warms up to the idea of friendship. To be illustrated by Eugene Yelchin, represented by Steve Malk at Writers House.

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picture book (illustrations)

BECAUSE YOU ARE
Nneka Myers

HarperCollins Canada

A picture book written as a letter to the author's younger self, capturing hard-earned lessons about growing up, being joyful, and loving yourself as a young Black girl. By exploring what inner beauty means, this story inspires children to recognize and build their self-worth, to dream big, and to make a difference in the world. Text by Jael Richardson, represented by Carly Watters at P.S. Literary Agency.

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4 graphic novels (text and illustrations)

WHAT'S COOKING, ARLO?
Kimberly Gee

Capstone

An early reader graphic novel series that follows Arlo and his trusty stove, Cooky, as they whip up recipes for their friends that fill their tummies and lift their spirits. In the first book, Arlo is excited to invite his neighbors to a little get-together after a particularly long storm.

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picture book (illustrations)

CACTUS QUEEN
Jenn Ely

Astra/Calkins Creek

A picture book biography about the inventive methods Minerva Hoyt used to increase awareness about desert wildlife and her quest to preserve one million acres of land that would eventually become Joshua Tree National Park. Text by Lori Alexander, represented by Kathleen Rushall at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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picture book (text and illustrations)

BAKER MAKERS
Kim Smith

HarperCollins/Clarion

This STEAM-centered picture book features a boy determined to create the most astonishing and extraordinary cake in Bakers Lab—but when his perfect cake turns into a perfect disaster, he finds a way to embrace the unexpected.

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picture book (illustrations)

BIJAN ALWAYS WINS
Michelle Tran

PRH/Dial

A picture book about a child who sees every activity as something to be won, but risks losing his friends in the process. Text by Adib Khorram, represented by Molly O'Neill at Root Literary.

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picture book (text)

I'M AFRAID SAID THE LEAF
Danielle Daniel

PRH/Tundra

A picture book that playfully explores the natural interdependency present in our ecosystems. Illustrated by Matt James, represented by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.

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picture book (text)

IN THE DESERT
David Elliott

Candlewick

A poetic and striking celebration of desert animals. Illustrated by Gordy Wright, represented by Susan Penny at The Bright Agency.

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picture book (illustrations)

I'M IN CHARGE
Marissa Valdez

Candlewick

A picture book that models how children can take charge of their bodies, voices, and choices. Text by Stephanie Allain and Jenny Klion, both represented by Albert Lee at UTA.

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2 graphic novels (text and illustrations)

TAXI GHOST + WITCHES OF BROOKLYN #4
Sophie Escabasse

PRH/Random House Graphic

Two middle grade graphic novels - the fourth installment in the Witches of Brooklyn series and TAXI GHOST, in which Adèle starts to see the ghosts that use her sister's car as a taxi to get around town, and is pulled into a mission to save an old ghost's house before their neighborhood is changed forever.

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2 picture books (illustrations)

HATTIE HARMONY series
Marissa Valdez

PRH/Viking

A picture book series about Hattie Harmony, a kid detective who helps "solve" her peers' cases of first-day jitters with real-world anxiety tools and techniques. Text by Robbie Arnett and Elizabeth Olsen, represented by Hannah Mann at Writers House.

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3 picture books (illustrations)

HANDS-ON SCIENCE LAB
Druscilla Santiago

Charlesbridge

Three picture books in an interactive series to engage young readers in matter, geology, and motion activities. Text by Lola Schaefer, represented by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.

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3 YA novels

THE HOUDINI MURDERS + two untitled YA novels
Court Stevens

HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson

In a small town, friends wrestle with the death of a childhood friend, the horrific guilt of a former town hero, and a hydroelectric dam project that may sink the entire town before the answers can be found.

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picture book (illustrations)

EVERYONE STARTS SMALL
Dominique Ramsey

Candlewick

A picture book about the growth cycle and interconnectedness of all things. Text by Liz Garton Scanlon, represented by Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

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picture book (illustrations and text)

SPROUT BRANCHES OUT + UNTITLED SEQUEL
Jessika von Innerebner

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

A picture book about Sprout, a small plant who lives on a small porch in a small town, but who yearns for big things.

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picture book (illustrations)

A HAT FOR HOUSE
Druscilla Santiago

PRH/Putnam

A picture book about House, whose hat right is blown right off his rafters by a gust of wind. The entire neighborhood pitches in to help him find a new one before a strong storm rolls in. Text written by Audrey Perrott, represented by James McGowan at BookEnds Literary Agency.

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picture book (illustrations)

KOBE EATS PIZZA!
Joy Ang

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

A picture book based on the internet sensation Kobe Eats, in which Kobe pulls together all the ingredients to help make his favorite meal. While cooking is super fun, Chef Kobe always remembers the last, most important step: eating together as a family! Text by Ashley Wian, who represented herself, and Cate Berry, represented by Wendi Gu at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

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board book series (text)

Teeny Tiendas
Lourdes Heuer

Candlewick

A bilingual board book series with each book highlighting a community store, its friendly shopkeeper, and what's for sale. Illustrations by Zara González Hoang, represented by Andrea Morrison at Writers House.

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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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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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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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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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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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