Sarah Tolcser's debut fantasy, SONG OF THE CURRENT, set along the waterways of a magical world where a seventeen-year old dreams of fulfilling her destiny as a captain on the river; but when her father is arrested and the river god remains silent, she takes her fate into her own hands to smuggle a dangerous cargo with shocking results, to Catherine Onder at Bloomsbury Children's, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2017 (World English).
Julie Israel's debut JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX, the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who vows to deliver a love letter that her older sister wrote on the day she died and addressed only to "You"— as soon as she figures out who "You" is, to Kathy Dawson at Kathy Dawson Books, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2017 (World English).
Rachael Allen's 17 FIRST KISSES, in which a seventeen-year-old and her best friend compete for the attention of the new boy in town - and find out if his secrets are worth the drama - told in chapters that alternate between senior year and the past, revealing losses, the history of this knotty best-friendship, and the moment that everything changes, to Jennifer Klonsky at Harper Teen, two-book deal (World English).
THE GRAHAM CRACKER PLOT and FINDERS KEEPERS author Shelley Tougas's A PATRON SAINT FOR JUNIOR BRIDESMAIDS, in which a 13-year-old girl needs heavenly assistance to navigate her first crush and a family wedding in which she's the reluctant co-star, to Katherine Jacobs at Roaring Brook Press, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2016 (World English).
J.M.M. Nuanez's debut MY PERFECT ME, about a 12 year-old girl and her little brother who move in with a stern uncle after their mother's suicide, then worry they'll lose the only home they've ever really known now that the brother insists on wearing girl's clothes, to Kathy Dawson at Kathy Dawson Books, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2017 (NA).
Dana Middleton's debut THE INFINITY YEAR OF AVALON JAMES, about a girl and her best friend, in the year they turn ten and search for the particular magic that a tenth year brings, all while juggling spelling bees, secrets and more, to Anna Roberto at Feiwel and Friends, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2016 (World English).
Author of I Kill the Mockingbird, Paul Acampora's HOW TO SURVIVE EXTINCTION, about a boy, his cousin, sometimes forgetful grandmother, and a dog who hit the road in search of dinosaurs and the answers to what it means to grow up, get old, and figure out the things we can - and can't - leave behind, to Nancy Mercado at Scholastic, for publication in Fall 2016 (World English).
Sarah Lariviere's debut THE BAD KID, set in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in which an eleven-year-old hopes to take over the "family business" previously run by her mobster grandfather, who has recently passed away -- all while
trying to uncover a local scam artist and salvage her friendship with her BFF, to Kristin Ostby at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a pre-empt, for publication in summer 2016 (World English).
MAD Magazine artist Christopher John Baldwin's graphic novel LITTLE DEE, based on his online comic of the same name, about a girl who joins a gentle bear, crotchety vulture and daffy dog, to return a lost penguin to its home, to Richard Johnson at Dial, for publication in Spring 2015(World).
Lisa Tyre's middle grade debut THE JUNKMAN'S DAUGHTER, in which a twelve-year old girl, determined to save her family's house from the meddling county, uncovers an ancestor's diary that holds clues to the location of a cache of Civil War era gold, a thief who might be her own great-great-great grandfather, and the hidden history of the Underground Railroad in her town, to Nancy Paulsen at Nancy Paulsen Books, for publication in Summer 2015(World English).
Shelley Tougas's middle grade debut THE GRAHAM CRACKER PLOT, in which an eleven year old girl and her sometime-best friend plan to break her father out of prison and escape to Canada, in spite of a massive rainstorm, a mini-pony and other calamities, to Nancy Mercado at Roaring Brook Press, in a very nice deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2014(World English).
Jennifer Downey's debut THE NINJA LIBRARIANS OF PASSAIC, the first in a series about a girl who stumbles on Petrarch's Library, the headquarters of a secret society of warrior librarians who use their mysterious library to travel time, protecting those whose words have gotten them in trouble; she longs to join their battle, but when she learns that a traitor hides within, she knows that saving Petrarch's Library could mean erasing herself from its history, forever, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks, in a two-book deal(World English).
Marcie Colleen's SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS books 4-8, the chapter book series about a group of Bears that always save the day in the Grumpy Woods, illustrated by Steve James, to Erin Stein at Imprint, in a four-book deal.
Marcie Colleen's SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS, illustrated by Steve James, a chapter book series about a group of bears that always manage to save the day, much to the consternation of the other animals in the forest, to Erin Stein at Imprint, in a four-book deal, for publication in Fall 2016 (World).
Illustrator of the Baby Lit books Alison Oliver's MOON, about a little girl who has a full life that is maybe a little too busy, until one night when she meets a wolf who teaches her to howl, to play, to be still, and to be wild, to Jennifer Greene at Clarion, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication Spring 2018.
Ruth Spiro's MAXINE AND MILTON, with illustrations by Holly Hatam, inspired by her trusty companion and muse, a pet goldfish, a girl is determined to make the world a better place, one crazy contraption at a time, to Kate Harrison at Dial, in a good deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2018, by Susan Hawk at The Bent Agency for the author.
Ruth Spiro's BABY LOVES THERMODYNAMICS! and BABY LOVES QUANTUM PHYSICS!, the next two books in the BABY LOVES SCIENCE series of picture books that connect our everyday world to the science that underlies everything, with illustrations again by Irene Chan, to Alyssa Pusey at Charlesbridge, for publication in Fall 2017 (World).
Marcie Colleen's LOVE, TRIANGLE, about best friends Circle and Square, and the dynamic Triangle that comes between them, and to Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray, in a very nice deal, at auction, in a two-book deal (World).
Marcie Colleen's debut THE ADVENTURE OF THE PENGUINAUT, about a penguin who lives at the zoo and dreams of building a spaceship to fly to the moon, to Emellia Zamani at Scholastic (World).
Ruth Spiro's BABY LOVES AEROSPACE ENGINEERING and BABY LOVES QUARKS, picture book texts for the youngest readers that connect our everyday world to the science that underlies everything, to Alyssa Pusey at Charlesbridge (World).
Felicia Chernesky's PICK, PRESS APPLE CIDER, about a family visit to an apple orchard to pick a crop for making juicy apple cider, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman (World).
Felicia Chernesky's NONSENSE, the story of a boy who rarely speaks except to say numbers; his mother is quite worried, until the day she learns that he has been making perfect sense all along, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman, by Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency.
Felicia Chernesky's IN, OUT, EGG, CHICK: HATCHING SPRING OPPOSITES, companion to PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES and CHEERS FOR A DOZEN EARS, in which a school group visits the farm to see the new chicks, and finds springtime opposites everywhere, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman.
Felicia Chernesky's SUGAR WHITE SNOW AND EVERGREENS: A WINTER WONDERLAND OF COLOR, companion to PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES and CHEERS FOR A DOZEN EARS; this time the family makes a winter visit to the farm to tap maple syrup and learns how colorful a snowy landscape can be, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman.
Felicia Chernesky's CHEERS FOR A DOZEN EARS, companion to PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES; this time the family visits the farm for summer vegetables and finds numbers everywhere, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman.
Felicia Chernesky's concept book PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES about a family trip to the pumpkin patch, and the harvest of shapes they find there, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman, for publication in Fall 2013.
Digital, Women's Romance:
Amanda Ashby's FALLING FOR THE BEST MAN and the next two books in the Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm series, pitched as Gilmore Girls meets Hart of Dixie, about three sisters who long ago made a wish under the eaves of a covered bridge, and now find that wishes do come true, in the most unexpected of ways, to Candace Havens at Entangled Bliss, in a three-book deal (World).
Amanda Ashby's DATING THE GUY NEXT DOOR, an independent artist can't resist her smoky hot neighbor, but there's a problem: she's sworn never to have a baby, while he wants nothing more, to Leis Pederson at Intermix, in a two-book deal (World).