Frontlist Weekly

The best foreign titles at one place, every week
Jan. 15 - Jan. 21, 2018
New Releases & Pre-pubs

New Releases from Notable Authors

The following 5 picture books are new releases from authors who have significant achievements before.
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Night Out
by Daniel Miyares
English May. 8, 2018 Pre-pub Schwartz & Wade Books / Random House Children's Books (US)
Tags Artistic Illustrations, Bedtime Stories, Imagination, Picture Book
New from Daniel Miyares (US)
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Goat's Coat
by Tom Percival, Christine Pym
English Apr. 5, 2018 Pre-pub Bloomsbury Childrens (UK)
Translated to 1 language
Tags Sharing & Giving, Animal Characters, Picture Book, Learning Meaningful Lessons, Helping Others
New from Tom Percival (UK)
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Little Whale
by Jo Weaver
English Jan. 11, 2018 Hodder Children's Books / Hachette Children's Group (UK)
Tags Animal Characters, Parent-Child Relationship, Family Relationships, Picture Book
New from Jo Weaver (UK)
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Ziggy and the Moonlight Show
by Kristyna Litten
English Feb. 22, 2018 Pre-pub Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (UK)
Tags Animal Characters, Learning Shapes, Picture Book, Hide-and-seek
New from Kristyna Litten (UK)
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Go Go and the Silver Shoes
by Anna Walker, Jane Godwin
English Feb. 26, 2018 Pre-pub Penguin Australia (Australia)
Tags Picture Book, Learning Meaningful Lessons
New from Jane Godwin (Australia)

Critically Acclaimed

The following 4 picture books have received a good review from book critics.
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Hello Hello
by Brendan Wenzel
English Mar. 6, 2018 Pre-pub Chronicle Books (US)
Tags Learning Animals, Wonder of Nature, Picture Book
Starred review from Kirkus Reviews
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Crackerjack Jack
by Bowman Wilker
English Mar. 15, 2018 Pre-pub Owlkids Books (Canada)
Tags Humor, Picture Book
Starred review from Kirkus Reviews
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Woodrow at Sea
by Wallace Edwards
English Mar. 2, 2018 Pre-pub Pajama Press (Canada)
Tags Adventure, Friendship, Artistic Illustrations, Wordless Picture Books
Starred review from Kirkus Reviews
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When Sophie Thinks She Can't...
by Molly Bang
English Jan. 2, 2018 The Blue Sky Press / Scholastic US (US)
Tags Fear & Courage, Learning Emotion, Learning Meaningful Lessons
School Library Journal's January 2018 Popular Picks

Frontlist Staff Picks

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I Am the Boss of this Chair
by Carolyn Crimi, Marisa Morea
English Mar. 6, 2018 Pre-pub Sterling (US)
Tags Animal Characters, Cats, Brothers & Sisters, Family Relationships, Picture Book
Frontlist Staff Picks
Notable Backlists

Award News

CYBILS Awards (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) (US) has been announced this week. Out of the 105 finalists, the following 10 picture books are selected by our staff for review. See all the finalists.
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After the Fall
by Dan Santat
English Oct. 3, 2017 Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan (US)
Translated to 4 languages
Achievements 2017 Publisher's Weekly's Best Books Finalist, Amazon US Children's Bestsellers, New York Times C...
Tags Fear & Courage, Picture Book, Learning Meaningful Lessons
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship
by David Elliott, Melissa Sweet
English Sep. 12, 2017 Candlewick Press (US)
Translated to 1 language
Achievements 2017 Publisher's Weekly's Best Books Finalist
Tags Friendship, Hygiene
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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Big Cat, Little Cat
by Elisha Cooper
English Mar. 14, 2017 Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan (US)
Translated to 4 languages
Achievements 2017 School Library Journal's Best Books Finalist
Tags Difficult Issues, Cats, Death, Picture Book, Loss of a Loved One
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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Creepy Pair of Underwear!
by Peter Brown, Aaron Reynolds
English Aug. 15, 2017 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (US)
Translated to 3 languages
Achievements 2017 Amazon Best Children’s Books Finalist, New York Times Children's Picture Books, Amazon US Ch...
Tags Humor, Picture Book
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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Escargot
by Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson
English Apr. 11, 2017 Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan (US)
Achievements 2017 Amazon Best Children’s Books Finalist
Tags Picture Book
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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Flowers for Sarajevo
by John Mccutcheon
English Apr. 1, 2017 Peachtree Publishers (US)
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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The Book of Mistakes
by Corinna Luyken
English Apr. 18, 2017 Dial Books / Penguin Group US (US)
Translated to 3 languages
Achievements 2017 Amazon Best Children’s Books Finalist
Finalist (Fiction Picture Books)
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Bears Are Big (Animals Play)
by Douglas Florian, Barbara Bakos
English Feb. 7, 2017 Little Bee Books / Bonnier Publishing USA (US)
Finalist (Board Books)
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When Your Lion Needs a Bath
by Daniel Wiseman, Susanna Leonard Hill
English Jul. 11, 2017 Little Simon / Simon & Schuster (US)
Tags Babies & Toddlers, Board Books
Finalist (Board Books)
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One Happy Tiger
by Catherine Rayner
English Apr. 6, 2017 Little Tiger Press (UK)
Translated to 1 language
Finalist (Board Books)

New in Bestseller Lists

The following 3 picture books have been newly listed to the bestseller lists this week.
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You!
by Sandra Magsamen
English Apr. 7, 2015 Sourcebooks (US)
#2 in Publishers Weekly Children's Picture Books
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Love
by Loren Long, Matt De La Pena
English Jan. 16, 2018 G. P. Putnam's Sons / Penguin Group US (US)
Translated to 2 languages
#31 in Amazon US Children's Bestsellers
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Dear Girl,
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
English Dec. 26, 2017 HarperCollins USA (US)
Tags Picture Book
#34 in Amazon US Children's Bestsellers

Recently Acquired Titles

The following 6 picture books have been acquired by other foreign publishers this week.
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Double Take! A New Look at Opposites
by Susan Hood, Jay Fleck
English Jun. 13, 2017 Candlewick Press (US)
Translated to 2 languages
Tags Picture Book
Acquired by De La Martinière Jeunesse (France)
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Lion Lessons
by Jon Agee
English Jul. 5, 2016 Dial Books / Penguin Group US (US)
Translated to 1 language
Tags Picture Book, School Library Journal Reviewed
Acquired by Il Castoro (Italy)
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It Starts With a Seed
by Laura Knowles, Jennie Webber
English Sep. 5, 2017 words & pictures / Quarto Publishing Group UK (UK)
Translated to 2 languages
Acquired by Editorial Bruño (Spain)
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Une île sous la pluie
by Morgane De Cadier
French Nov. 5, 2015 Balivernes (France)
Translated to 6 languages
Acquired by Jumbo Neue Medien & Verlag (Germany)
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George et son ombre
by Serge Bloch, Davide Cali
French Feb. 1, 2017 Sarbacane (France)
Translated to 1 language
Tags Picture Book
Acquired by HarperCollins (US)
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Aquário
by Cynthia Alonso
Portuguese Feb. 1, 2017 Orfeu Negro (Portugal)
Translated to 1 language
Tags Picture Book
Acquired by Chronicle Books (US)
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