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By Ann Braden (Coming from Nancy Paulsen Books, May 4, 2021)
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Debbi Michiko Florence (Coming from Scholastic, August 3, 2021)
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agent, writer
Tricia Lawrence
Erin Murphy Literary
illustration
By Paula Yoo (Coming from Norton Young Readers, April 20, 2021)


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Juvenile fiction, Children's books, 0-18, Board book to young adult fiction and nonfiction
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS

Author of MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP and JUST LIKE A MAMA Alice Faye Duncan's GIVE THE BALL TO LUCY, detailing the story of Lusia Harris, a U.S. Olympian from the Mississippi Delta and the first woman to be officially drafted by the National Basketball Association, illustrated by Keith Mallett, to Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek, for publication in 2024, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author (NA).

Author of A CRACK IN THE SEA and A TEAR IN THE OCEAN H.M. Bouwman's GOSSAMER SUMMER, in which four sisters make a friend, find a grubby fairy, and defend the neighborhood against evil birds; a book about grief, magic, and the power of stories, to Reka Simonsen at Atheneum, for publication in summer 2023, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (NA).

Cynthia Leitich Smith and Rosemary Brosnan at Heartdrum have acquired North American rights to A LETTER FOR BOB by JUST LIKE GRANDMA author Kim Rogers (Wichita), illustrated by Jonathan Nelson (Navajo), about a family that says goodbye to their beloved car, Bob. Publication is scheduled for summer 2023; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary represented the author, and the illustrator represented himself.

Author of WE LOVE BABIES! Jill Esbaum's FRIENDS DO NOT EAT FRIENDS, in which a cheeky little dinosaur tries to convince a hungry T. rex he'd be better as a friend than a meal, illustrated by Miles Thompson, to Siobhan Ciminera at Simon Spotlight, in a three-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author (world).

Annie Bailey's MUD!, a debut celebration of the joyful, playful squishiness of mud, illustrated by Jen Corace, to Meredith Mundy at Appleseed, for publication in spring 2022, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and by Steven Malk at Writers House for the illustrator (world).

Melissa Stewart's WHALE FALL, about a whale fall, which is when a whale dies and drops to the bottom of the sea; as it decomposes, it supports a rich assortment of sea life, illustrated by Rob Dunlavey, to Ann Kelley at Random House Studio, for publication in spring 2023, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and by Ashley Valentine at Pippin Properties for the illustrator, on behalf of Elena Giovinazzo (world).

Author and illustrator team from MEMPHIS, MARTIN AND THE MOUNTAINTOP Alice Faye Duncan's CORETTA'S JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORETTA SCOTT KING, a portrait of the courageous American leader and the fiery trials of her childhood that emboldened her to fight racism and injustice with tactics of nonviolence, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, to Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek, for publication in spring 2023, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (NA).

Kim Rogers's debut JUST LIKE GRANDMA, about a contemporary Wichita girl who wants to be just like her grandmother, illustrated by Cree-Metis illustrator Julie Flett, to Cynthia Leitich Smith at Heartdrum, with Rosemary Brosnan editing, for publication in winter 2023, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and by Steven Malk at Writers House for the illustrator (NA).

Author of The Haunted Library series, The King & Kayla series, and DEAR BEAST Dori Hillestad Butler's THE TREASURE TROOP, a chapter book mystery series following the adventures of three code-cracking kids on the hunt for hidden treasure, illustrated by Tim Budgen, to Eve Adler at Penguin Workshop, with Nathaniel Tabachnik editing, in a four-book deal, for publication in January 2021, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (world).

Melissa Stewart's TREE HOLE HOME, about tree holes and the animals that inhabit them, illustrated by Amy Hevron, to Ann Kelley at Random House Studio, for publication in fall 2022, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and by Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions for the illustrator (world).

Author of KEEP IT TOGETHER, KEIKO CARTER Debbi Michiko Florence's JUST BE COOL, JENNA SAKAI, in which a girl decides heartbreak is for suckers as she attempts to get over her first crush and her parents' divorce, to Jenne Abramowitz at Scholastic, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (NA).

Annie Bailey's 10 LITTLE TRACTORS and TEN LITTLE EXCAVATORS, babies and toddlers can follow ten busy little tractors and excavators throughout their day, counting down from 10 to 1 as each vehicle peels off and leaves the pack, illustrated by Florence Weiser, to Frances Gilbert at Doubleday Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2021 and fall 2021, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and by James Burns at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).

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