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April 2016
Derek Jeter Presents: Night at the Stadium

Derek Jeter Presents: Night at the Stadium
Phil Bildner

Today is a triple release day at EMLA! Phil Bildner's NIGHT AT THE STADIUM, Mike Jung's UNIDENTIFIED SUBURBAN OBJECT, and Trent Reedy's THE LAST FULL MEASURE are all out in the world today! Congratulations to you all - we're so excited for readers to get their hands on your incredible new releases!

 

Dad School

Dad School
Rebecca Van Slyke

DAD SCHOOL by Rebecca Van Slyke is available on shelves today! We're so thrilled for readers to get their hands on this silly and touching story. Congratulations, Rebecca, on your incredible release!

"An amusing perspective on fatherhood."—Booklist

"Sweetly funny and full of paternal devotion."—Publishers Weekly

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
Curtis Manley

We are so excited to be kicking off the week with a starred review for Curtis Manley's THE SUMMER NICK TAUGHT HIS CATS TO READ! Publishers Weekly thinks it's a "marvelous debut" and we completely agree!

There is nothing quite so thrilling as celebrating an author's debut book deal . . . and the more so when the whole package—manuscript and book deal—quite simply hit it out of the park!

This could not be more the case for debut author Somaiya Daud, whose breathtaking new series starter found a terrific publishing home this week. Here is the deal announcement:

Somaiya Daud's MIRAGE, an epic fantasy/sci-fi blend inspired by the author's Moroccan background, in which a poor girl from an isolated moon must become the body double to the cruel imperial princess, and learns that life in the royal palace is far more dangerous—and more complicated—than she could ever have imagined, to Sarah Barley at Flatiron Books, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, by Annie Stone and Joelle Hobeika at Alloy Entertainment, on behalf of Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (NA).

Huge congratulations to Somaiya!

- Joan

Skating with the Statue of Liberty

Skating with the Statue of Liberty
Susan Lynn Meyer

Two incredible books are now out in the world - Susan Lynn Meyer's SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY and Audrey Vernick's I WON A WHAT? Please join us in congratulating Susan and Audrey on their new releases!

Stars So Sweet

Stars So Sweet
Tara Dairman

Ever since twelve-year-old foodie and aspiring restaurant critic Gladys Gatsby burst onto the literary scene in her debut, ALL FOUR STARS, we have all been her hopeless, helpless fans. We have been delighted to follow Gladys's further adventures in her sequels, THE STARS OF SUMMER, and the rapidly approaching final installment, STARS SO SWEET (on shelves July 19th! mark those calendars!).
But now, author extraordinaire Tara Dairman is forging out to blaze some entirely new trails, as can be seen in her thrilling new book deal announcement:

Tara Dairman's THE GREAT HIBERNATION OF ST. POLONIUS-ON-THE-FJORD, about an isolated community and the chaos and comic adventures that take place after the traditional tasting of the Sacred Bear Liver goes horribly awry, to Wendy Lamb at Wendy Lamb Books

Isolated community? Sacred bear liver tasting? All the adults in town falling into a mysterious comatose sleep, leaving the kids to keep everything running? Look out for fall 2017, folks! This is one read you do not want to miss.

Huge congrats, Tara!

—Joan

I Say Shehechiyanu

I Say Shehechiyanu
Joanne Rocklin

...I mean, aren't we all?

This is the very point—that, and the relish with which kids will play roles on either side—in a new picture book by Joanne Rocklin. GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS "captures the merry war of siblinghood," according to the acquiring editor, Susan Van Metre at Abrams.

To make things even better, the book will be illustrated by Nancy Carpenter (17 THINGS I'M NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYMORE). Watch for it in spring 2019!

Congratulations, Joanne!

- Erin