Paula Wiseman - Coming Soon
TitleWhen I Grow Up
AuthorChen, Julie
IllustratorGoode, Diane
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781481497190
On Sale10/02/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“A small child muses about the future as Mom guides the bedtime routine…Funny artwork extends the narrative with a subplot in which Mom struggles to get her child’s clothes off, hair brushed, etc. Young children will love the repetition of ‘Will I be…?’…Winning text and illustrations for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A little boy shares with his mom his dreams of what he might be when he grows up in this tender picture book from the host of The Talk and Big Brother, Julie Chen, and New York Times bestselling artist and Caldecott Honor recipient Diane Goode.
TitleChomp Goes the Alligator
AuthorVan Fleet, Matthew
IllustratorVan Fleet, Matthew
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatNovelty
ISBN-139781534426771
On Sale09/04/18
US Price$19.99
CDN Price$26.99
Ages2 up
A hungry alligator chows down on ten sets of unwary swamp denizens…A bang-up banquet certain to draw demands for repeat courses and sturdy enough to survive them.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A big, playful counting book that’s great fun for reading aloud.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Van Fleet delivers another irresistibly touchable title for toddler-age readers.” —Publishers Weekly

From #1 New York Times bestselling novelty book creator Matt Van Fleet comes an irresistible picture book about a very hungry alligator who likes to chomp, chomp, chomp, which will delight readers as they learn animal names, colors, and counting.
TitleWhat Can You Do with a Toolbox?
AuthorColaneri, John
IllustratorLam, Maple
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781534402966
On Sale08/28/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“Carrino and Colaneri, HGTV personalities known as the Cousins, bring their design and construction know-how to a young audience in this sprightly introduction to the tools of their trade.” —Publishers Weekly

From HGTV stars, cousins, and best friends John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino comes a fun-filled picture book that introduces young readers to the tools in a toolbox and how to use them.
TitleBoing!
AuthorMcCanna, Tim
IllustratorMartin, Jorge
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781481487559
On Sale08/21/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“Much to point and giggle at…Be ready for some rousing read-alouds!” —Kirkus Reviews

Xavier follows a bouncing ball on an onomatopoeia-filled alphabet adventure in this quirky new picture book from Tim McCanna!
TitleSmall Walt and Mo the Tow
AuthorVerdick, Elizabeth
IllustratorRosenthal, Marc
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781481466608
On Sale10/30/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“Delightful, retro artwork and clever text offer another tribute to teamwork and friendship…Three dynamic duos: Gus and Walt; Sue and Mo; Verdick and Rosenthal.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Small Walt befriends a tow truck when he comes across a car in need of help in this irresistible companion to Small Walt, which Kirkus Reviews called “charming and endearing” in a starred review.
TitleImagine!
AuthorColón, Raúl
IllustratorColón, Raúl
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781481462730
On Sale09/11/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“A delightful wordless tribute the arts with a magical touch.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Colon’s latest again challenges readers to discover inspiration through ingenious means…beautifully euphoric.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captures the drama of a personal artistic experience and the lasting impact it can have…compelling…an irresistible invitation to creativity.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Colón’s illustrations hum with energy and jubilation as the characters cavort through NYC…Colón informs readers that he never visited an art museum until he was an adult. Imagine! is his entreaty to expose children to art.” —The Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

“Colón’s vibrant scenes make it clear that visiting works of art can breathe magic into the everyday and inspire further creativity afterward.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From New York Times bestselling artist Raúl Colón comes a wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination.
TitleSmoke and Mirrors
AuthorHalbrook, K. D.
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
ISBN-139781534405042
On Sale09/04/18
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Ages8 - 12
“The novel’s wistful prose and a relatable search for the Light will be rewarding for readers who can see in the Smoke any number of metaphors for the things that haunt us.” —BCCB (starred review)

A Wrinkle in Time-inspired adventure…Halbrook’s writing is artful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In K.D. Halbrook’s gorgeous prose, readers will be drawn immediately into the Cirque, but more importantly, they’ll be drawn into Sasha’s heart. This is a story to savor.” —Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor–winning author of The Underneath and Keeper

“Adventure and magic unfold in this captivating story.” —School Library Connection

“A fairy-tale atmosphere wafts through Halbrook’s story of magic, love, belonging, and circus...Enchanting.” —Booklist

Circus Mirandus meets Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms in this beautifully written fantasy novel about a girl who must face her fears in order to right a terrible wrong, confront what it means to be different, and discover her own power.
TitleThe Crossroads
AuthorDiaz, Alexandra
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
ISBN-139781534414556
On Sale09/04/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages8 - 12
“An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Diaz paints an insightful, realistic picture of a place that’s filled with opportunity but simultaneously rife with discrimination, which is especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist

“Fans of The Only Road will appreciate following Jaime and Ángela on the next phase of their lives, while teachers and librarians may find the text useful to counter unsubstantiated myths about Central Americans fleeing to the US.” —School Library Journal

Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road.
TitleKitten and the Night Watchman
AuthorSullivan, John
IllustratorYoo, Taeeun
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781481461917
On Sale09/25/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“Every life and job is unique; this book’s take on the job of a watchman is empathetic, poetic, and a joy to look at, cute kitty and all.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[Illustrator] Yoo sets a lovely mood, taking readers from sunset to dawn through washes of orange, pink, and blue, the watchman’s compassionate demeanor assuring them that all’s well.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Yoo’s textured, serene artwork in beautiful saturated tones perfectly complements Sullivan’s lines and conveys a beauty in the night and the construction site that readers might otherwise miss.” —Booklist (starred review)

A stray kitten changes the way the watchman sees nighttime in this tender book based on a true story, illustrated by Strictly No Elephants artist Taeeun Yoo.
TitleHey, Wall
AuthorVerde, Susan
IllustratorParra, John
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781481453134
On Sale09/04/18
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Ages4 - 8
“Verde’s unique style and simple yet increasingly important messages of peace, mindfulness, and community make her stories a must-share...A must-purchase.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Walls do not just create barriers and divide spaces. They can be canvases for artmaking; opportunities to shape a community.” —The Horn Book

“This story of urban renewal sends a welcome double message by Verde: neighbors and neighborhoods are more than the way they look, and ordinary people can band together to transform big things.” —Publishers Weekly

A boy takes on a community art project in order to make his neighborhood more beautiful in this empowering and inspiring picture book by Susan Verde, stunningly illustrated by award-winning artist John Parra.