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 Henry Holt

Henry Holt

SUN! One in a Billion

Illustrated by Stevie Lewis

Meet Sun: He's a star! And not just any star―he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible.

*Amazon Best Book of the Month (October 2018)*

*A Junior Library Guild Selection*




Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert

Illustrated by Deborah Hocking

Max knows everything about trips to the grocery store because his parents make him go All. The. Time. Even when they run out of little things . . . like toilet paper. So he's pretty much an expert. Whether it's choosing the right breakfast cereal or surviving the obstacle course that is the produce section, Max is here to help. Having trouble talking mom into finally getting that puppy she promised? Picking up a bag of dog food might just be the push she needs! And always remember to keep your eyes on the prize--the checkout lane is your last chance to grab the real essentials. Candy! Full of humor and "helpful" tips, Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert is the first in a delightful new picture book series starring kid-expert Max!

★ "A fun romp around the grocery store that kids will relate to and a wonderful read-aloud." —Kirkus Reviews, starred Review

 Henry Holt

Henry Holt

EARTH! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Illustrated by David Litchfield

"Hi, I’m Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome."

Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth’s life, from her childhood more than four billion years ago all the way up to present day. The book includes back matter with even more interesting tidbits.

★“Terrifically entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A humorous approach to planetary facts for the elementary grades.” —School Library Journal

 Running Press Kids

Running Press Kids


Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Superheroes seek adventure, never give up, and stay calm when others are afraid. Superheroes are brave. But they aren't the only ones.

"A gentle reminder of everyday challenges and opportunities, told with economy, clarity, and earnestness."―Kirkus Reviews

"This serious and heartfelt message is softened and reinforced by colorful illustrations, with pen-and-ink lines adding playful details."―Booklist

 Publisher: Two Lions

Publisher: Two Lions

Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite

Illustrated by Edward Hemingway

Mr. Fuzzbuster knew he was Lily’s favorite. They did everything together.  But now four more animals lived in the house.…To prove he’s still Lily’s favorite, Mr. Fuzzbuster will have to ask her, but will Lily's answer surprise him? This funny, heartwarming story is for every child who has ever wondered if there’s a favorite in the house.

“This tale of who's the preferred pet will charm animal lovers of all stripes.” —Kirkus Reviews

“McAnultyputs a high-spirited spin on kids’ fascination with favorites in a story starring Mr. Fuzzbuster, a cat determined to stake his claim as his owner’s most beloved pet.” —Publishers Weekly

 Running Press Kids

Running Press Kids


Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Beautiful breaks barriers by showing girls free to be themselves: splashing in mud, conducting science experiments, and reading books under a flashlight with friends. This book will encourage all girls to embrace who they are and realize their endless potential.

"McAnulty and Lew-Vriethoff redefine beauty and grace by depicting girls doing things that make them
happy and strong." --Booklist

 Knopf Books for Young Readers

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Ed was in the Wall Street Journal.


Excellent Ed

Illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach

* Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Recipient *

* ILA Children's Choice Reading List Selection *

* Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Selection *

* Best Children's Books of the Year Selection, The Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education. *

All the Ellis kids are excellent in their own way. So excellent, in fact, that the family dog, Ed, begins to worry. What if he's not excellent enough to belong in this family?

“A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In a word? Excellent.” —Horn Book, starred review

"A dog lover’s delight, this sweet and simple title will be an excellent addition for most school and public libraries." —School Library Journal

 Random House Kids

Random House Kids

101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath

Illustrated by Joy Ang

* ILA Children's Choice Reading List Selection *

"Psssst! Hey, kid! Are you trying to get out of taking a bath? I've got EVERY EXCUSE in the book! There's no way we'll have to take baths ever again. Yup, these excuses are FAIL-PROOF. Get ready to STAY DIRTY for a LOOOOONG TIME, my friend."

"There’s really only one reason to read this book: it’s a hoot.” —Kirkus Reviews

 Boyds Mills Press

Boyds Mills Press

Dear Santasaurus

Illustrations by Jef Kaminsky

* Winner of the 2014 ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards - Primary Fiction *

It's January 1st, but Ernest B. Spinosaurus is already dreaming of the present Santasaurus will hopefully bring him next Christmas. This means, of course, that Ernest will have to stay on Santasaurus's "nice" list all year long. Not an easy task for a curious, prank-loving dinosaur.


Also in the Works

  • Love (Running Press Kids, December 2018), art by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

  • Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert (Putnam Books, Winter 2019), art by Deborah Hocking

  • Moon! Earth’s Best Friend (Henry Holt, Summer 2019), art by Stevie Lewis

  • Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert (Putnam Books, Winter 2020), art by Deborah Hocking

  • Dude, I Am Ocean (Henry Holt, Winter 2020), art by David Litchfield