We are so excited for May, as it brings about an author/illustrator debut we’ve been buzzing about at BookEnds for months, as well as new deals we’ve been bursting at the seems to share! Please, enjoy:
A fox sets out across the sea in a floating box on a grand adventure full of endless possibilities.
Kirkus said: “the paintings of storm, waves, and the small boat and occupants alone on a vast expanse of sea are pretty thrilling, as is the rescue by a big blue whale, and varying perspectives keep the action going.
Dramatic and accessible for new readers.”
We’re delighted to welcome Robbie Couch, Brittany Mazique and Laura Lavoie to the BookEnds Jr. ranks. Robbie writes contemporary YA, and both Brittany and Laura write funny and quirky picture books!
Lisa Katzenberger’s NATIONAL REGULAR AVERAGE ORDINARY DAY, about the day when a young holiday enthusiast wakes up to discover a day with no holiday, and he doesn’t know how to spend his time, illustrated by Barbara Bakos, to Renee Hooker at Penguin Workshop, in a nice deal, for publication in summer 2020, by Natascha Morris at BookEnds for the author, and by Anne Moore Armstrong at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).
|J.M. Evenson’s DALYA AND THE MAGIC INK BOTTLE, pitched as part Back to the Future with a nod to The Wizard of Oz, in which a 10-year-old accompanies her father to Istanbul to sell the family’s ancestral home and has no idea that she’ll learn about friendship and family, or that she’ll find a magic ink bottle whose jinn sends her back into the past as a cat, to Michelle Bisson at Capstone, for publication in fall 2020, by Moe Ferrara at BookEnds (world).|
Dee Garretson’s GONE BY NIGHTFALL, pitched as inspired by The Sound of Music & Anastasia, set in the world of imperial Russia—before her mother’s death, a woman promised she would look after the unruly children in the household of her aristocratic Russian stepfather, putting her own plans to leave the country on hold, until the arrival of a young tutor she hopes will be able to wrangle the children, but when the revolution erupts and Petrograd falls into chaos, the entire family finds itself in danger, to Kat Brzozowski at Swoon Reads, for publication in January 2020, by Moe Ferrara at BookEnds (world).
Author of LYRIC McKERRIGAN, SECRET LIBRARIAN Jacob Sager Weinstein’s PRINCESS, INC, in which the king and queen are too busy with frills and sparkles to save the kingdom from a dragon, so it’s up to the practical princess to roll up her sleeves and get the job done, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa, to Anne Hoppe at Clarion, for publication in fall 2020, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and by Natascha Morris at BookEnds for the illustrator (world).