Fall 2019 Simon & Schuster Children's Distributed Publisher Catalog
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TitleEvery Tree Has A Story
AuthorBenoist, C├ęcile
IllustratorGaustaut, Charlotte
ImprintDowntown Bookworks
Subformat
ISBN-139781941367995
On Sale11/05/19
US Price$19.99
CDN Price$25.99
Pages48
This visually stunning book is an exploration of unique trees—from the tallest Sequoia in California, to a very special forest in India, to a lone Acacia in the Sahara desert—offering a window into different culture around the world.
TitleSticker Smart Art: Around the World
Author
IllustratorRucker, Georgia
ImprintDowntown Bookworks
Subformat
ISBN-139781941367926
On Sale12/10/19
US Price$10.99
CDN Price$14.99
Pages48
More than 25 geometric pictures, hundreds of colorful re-sealable stickers, plus a budding imagination = brain-boosting, art-making fun!
TitleSticker Smart Art: Colors and Shapes
Author
IllustratorRucker, Georgia
ImprintDowntown Bookworks
Subformat
ISBN-139781941367933
On Sale12/10/19
US Price$10.99
CDN Price$14.99
Pages48
More than 25 cool pictures of everyday things, hundreds of colorful, re-sealable stickers, plus an active imagination = skill-building, brain-boosting fun!
TitleThe Imaginary Aquarium Stackable Crayon Activity Book
Author
IllustratorErimu
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056211054
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$12.99
CDN Price$15.99
Pages120
Brand-new format making its debut!

Introducing a new kawaii property “The Imaginary Aquarium,” a hugely popular brand with Japanese kids and teens! The Imaginary Aquarium is comprised of characters that are a combination of land animals and sea creatures, which is spot-on with the current U.S. publishing trend of mash-up characters. 

It was created by Kamio Japan, one of the top stationery companies in the country, and gained exposure through Gakken’s tween fashion magazines as well as five books. As a result of Kamio’s partnership with Takara Tomy Arts, The Imaginary Aquarium has become a merchandised brand, with characters that are featured in toys and stationery. 

What is kawaii? The concept of kawaii, Japan’s culture of cuteness, started in the ‘70s and made its way to the US in 1976 with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty. Since then, the US has seen continued success with such kawaii properties as Pokemon and more recently, Gudetama. The culture of kawaii is not just about being cute: it is pushing away serious things like business and politics, and embracing a more laid-back lifestyle. Couldn’t we all use more of that?
TitleThe Imaginary Aquarium Sticker Activity Book
AuthorErimu
Illustrator
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056211061
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$9.99
Pages32
Introducing a new kawaii property “The Imaginary Aquarium,” a hugely popular brand with Japanese kids and teens! The Imaginary Aquarium is comprised of characters that are a combination of land animals and sea creatures, which is spot on with the current U.S. publishing trend of mash-up characters.

It was created by Kamio Japan, one of the top stationery companies in the country, and gained exposure through Gakken’s tween fashion magazines as well as five books. As a result of Kamio’s partnership with Takara Tomy Arts, The Imaginary Aquarium has become a merchandised brand with characters that are featured in toys and stationery. 

What is kawaii? The concept of kawaii, Japan’s culture of cuteness, started in the ‘70s and made its way to the US in 1976 with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty. Since then, the US has seen continued success with such kawaii properties as Pokemon. The culture of kawaii is not just about being cute: it is pushing away serious things like business and politics, and embracing a more laid-back lifestyle. Couldn’t we all use more of that?