Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by debut author, Traci Sorell, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The picture book features the universal spirit of gratitude as experienced through modern Cherokee culture across the four seasons. Frané Lessac will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2018. The author represented herself, and Marcia Wernick at Wernick & Pratt represented the artist.
Jennifer Greene at Clarion has bought world rights to Heartlander Alastair Heim‘s next picture book, The Great Puppy Invasion, about what happens when a horde of puppies shows up in Strictville, a no-nonsense, no-fun town that has never seen puppies before. Kim Smith will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2017. Kelly Sonnack at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented both Heim and Smith.
Good news for Heartlander Jenn Bailey! Jenn won the Candlewick Scholarship for her Picture Book, PLINK! It was found worthy by a committee of Candlewick editors to receive a cash award and Right of First Refusal. Congratulations for a well-deserved honor, Jenn!
Jennifer Greene at Clarion has acquired Alastair Heim‘s picture book, No Tooting at Tea, to be illustrated by Sara Not, in which a perfectly proper tea party goes wrong when someone keeps breaking the no tooting rule. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown represented the author and Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates represented the illustrator in the deal for world rights.
Happy news for Heartlander Ann Ingalls posted in Publisher’s Marketplace:
Children’s: Picture book
Ann Ingalls’s FAIRY FLOSS, when a girl and her aunt go to the World’s Fair in Saint Louis to watch William Morrison introduce his exciting new Electric Candy-making Machine, they have to push through the crowds to see the fluffy clouds of candy spin out of the barrel; the Wonderful Electric Candy Machine took the prize for Novelty of Invention in 1904 and created a new national favorite!, to Sonali Fry at Little Bee Books, for publication in Summer 2017, by Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary (World).
Congratulations to Heartlander Alastair Heim! Alastair’s picture book LOVE YOU, TOO, to be illustrated by Alisa Coburn, is a read-together book in which a dad and child move through their day, finishing each other’s sentences, to Sonali Fry at Little Bee Books, by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author (world).
Congratulations to HWKT’s Bridget Heos!
Announced this week!
For Disney-Hyperion, Stephanie Lurie acquired world rights to QUEEN DOG, a picture book by Bridget Brewster Heos. Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. represented Heos (Mustache Baby). The book, set for winter 2017, is about a pampered canine who must deal with a new baby in his family. Alejandro O’Kif, who was represented by Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates, is illustrating.
Congratulations to HWKT’s Tessa Elwood! Here’s the scoop from Publishers Weekly:
Running Press Gets ‘Hungry’ With Elwood
Tessa Elwood sold Hunger, Heart, Fuel, Nation to Lisa Cheng at Running Press. Cheng took world rights, in a two-book deal, to the YA novel from Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider. Marini said the novel is a “space Regency,” calling it “Game of Thrones in space.” In the novel, a girl takes her sister’s place “in an arranged political marriage between two intergalactic royal houses.” Marini added that the stakes are raised when the heroine finds “she may be the illegitimate daughter of her family’s sworn enemy.” Elwood is a Web designer and has worked for a number of YA authors, including Amy Zhang and Mindee Arnett.
This just in: Sue Gallion’s PUG & PIG: TRICK OR TREAT, a companion to PUG & PIG that involves ill-fitting Halloween costumes and lots of mud; illustrated by Joyce Wan, to Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, for publication in Summer 2017, by Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary representing Gallion and Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency representing Wan (world). Congratulations, Sue!