Author of First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race, and a 2016 YALSA Award Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction, Tim Grove's STAR SPANGLED: THE STORY OF A SONG, A FLAG, AND THE WAR OF 1812, a narrative illustrated history told from different character's perspectives, to Howard Reeves at Abrams Children's, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).
Jennifer Blecher's debut THE MATH OF ME, about how a twelve year-old girl copes when her best friend suddenly moves to New York City, and the plan she devises to visit her and leave Martha's Vineyard once and for all, to Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Jessika Coker's popular Instagram creation Juniper the Fox's JUNIPER: THE HAPPIEST FOX, a heartwarming photo book about a happy-go-lucky fox and the amazing life she leads, including her real life Fox-and-the-Hound relationship with a dog named Moose, as well as her artistic adventures (she paints with her paws!), to Pippa White at Chronicle, for publication in Spring 2018, including a 2019 wall calendar, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (world English).
Michael Laurence's THE EXTINCTION AGENDA, in which a federal agent is drawn into a 100-year conspiracy involving a mass murderer seemingly photographed at the site of every historical pandemic since the Spanish Flu, to Peter Wolverton at St. Martin's, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).
McSweeney's and New York Magazine's first comic columnist, Ali Fitzgerald's untitled debut graphic novel, based in part on her time living and working in Berlin, and volunteering at an emergency shelter for Syrian refugees, to Gary Groth at Fantagraphics, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World).
Kelly Yang's debut FRONT DESK, based on the author's real life, in which a ten year-old daughter of recent Chinese immigrants helps her parents manage a motel, and keeps many secrets from her classmates and the motel's mean owner—including the truth about the fellow immigrants her father's hiding, to Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine Books, for publication in 2018, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Jodi Kendall's THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, a debut in which an eleven year-old makes it her mission to save the piglet named Hamlet her brother brings home from college, but as she and Hamlet each struggle to find their place in a crowded, chaotic family, she realizes that life with a pig in the city is harder than she thought it would be, pitched as The Penderwicks meets Charlotte's Web, to Jocelyn Davies at Harper Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Laura Young's PUMPKIN: THE RACCOON WHO THOUGHT SHE WAS A DOG, based on her Instagram account "Pumpkin The Raccoon," which chronicles the life of a rescued Bahamian raccoon and her two "moms," the dogs Toffee and Oreo, with new photos, to Alicia Clancy at St. Martin's, in a pre-empt, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Ali Novak's next two books in her Heartbreak Chronicles series, again to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Fire, in a very nice deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group.
Dana Langer's THE SIRENS OF STARBRIDGE COVE, about a twelve-year-old girl in present-day Maine who dreads becoming a siren like her three older sisters until she witnesses their kidnapping and must use her powers to save them, to Fiona Simpson at Aladdin, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Author of MY LIFE WITH THE WALTER BOYS Ali Novak's untitled novella, to be set in the world of her upcoming THE HEARTBREAKERS series, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Casablanca, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group.
Molly Booth's SAVING HAMLET, in which a high school theatre techie falls through her stage's trapdoor and lands in the basement of the Globe Theatre in 1601, to Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Jesse Jordan's THIS IS NOT THE END, a debut featuring a teen who, rather than being chosen as the hero, is charged by a mysterious new teacher to be the world's ultimate villain: an anti-Christ figure meant to bring on the Apocalypse, to Emily Steele at Medallion Press, for publication in Summer 2016, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).