Spring 2020 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Catalog
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
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TitleFreedom Bird
AuthorNolen, Jerdine
IllustratorRansome, James E.
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places/United States/African American
ISBN-139780689871672
On Sale01/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages32
“Powerful storytelling and immersive art.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Vibrant writing and magical realism lift this story to one of triumph.” —Publishers Weekly

In this inspiring story in the tradition of American black folktales, an enslaved brother and sister are inspired by a majestic and mysterious bird to escape to freedom in this dramatic and unforgettable picture book.
TitleIn a Garden
AuthorMcCanna, Tim
IllustratorSicuro, Aimée
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World/General (see also headings under Animals)
ISBN-139781534417977
On Sale02/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages48
“McCanna's superb scansion never misses...Like its subject: full of bustling life yet peaceful.” —Kirkus Reviews

Acclaimed author Tim McCanna celebrates gardens, nature, and all sorts of critters in this delightful and vibrant read-aloud picture book.
TitleThe Perfectly Perfect Wish
AuthorMantchev, Lisa
IllustratorCourtney-Tickle, Jessica
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Friendship
ISBN-139781534406193
On Sale02/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages32
From the author of Strictly No Elephants comes a sweet picture book that explores themes of selflessness and empathy when a girl has the chance to make just one wish.
TitleBike & Trike
AuthorVerdick, Elizabeth
IllustratorBiggs, Brian
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation/Cycling
ISBN-139781534415171
On Sale02/25/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages48
“Everyone’s indeed a winner here.” —Kirkus Reviews

Toy Story meets Cars in this sweet and relatable story that explores universal themes of friendship and growing up.
TitleCowie
AuthorStanton, Elizabeth Rose
IllustratorStanton, Elizabeth Rose
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Animals/Farm Animals
ISBN-139781534421745
On Sale01/07/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages40
Cowie is a donkey who feels like a cow on the inside. Will his friends help him make his dream come true? Find out in this sweetly told story about discovering your true self.
TitleBeehive
AuthorHurley, Jorey
IllustratorHurley, Jorey
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Animals/Insects, Spiders, etc.
ISBN-139781481470032
On Sale01/07/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages40
Acclaimed author Jorey Hurley shows us how bees make and store honey in this bold and graphic picture book that includes informative backmatter on the process.
TitleThe Power of Her Pen
AuthorCline-Ransome, Lesa
IllustratorParra, John
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatPicture Book NF
Category Full 1JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography/Women
ISBN-139781481462891
On Sale01/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages48
“A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press.” —BCCB
“Cline-Ransome tells [Ethel Payne’s] story with economy and drive. ‘Somebody had to do the fighting,’ she quotes Payne saying, ‘somebody had to speak up.’” —Publishers Weekly

Renowned author Lesa Cline-Ransome and celebrated illustrator John Parra unite to tell the inspiring story of Ethel Payne, a groundbreaking African American journalist known as the First Lady of the Black Press.
TitleStrike Zone
AuthorJeter, Derek
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation/Baseball & Softball
ISBN-139781534454996
On Sale04/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages192
In the seventh book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek and his friends learn the true meaning of teamwork when they have to embrace the unexpected on their baseball team.
TitleFast Break
AuthorJeter, Derek
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation/Baseball & Softball
ISBN-139781534436282
On Sale04/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages192
In the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek bites off more than he can chew when he decides to enter the school talent show and try out for the basketball team.
TitleFinding Home
AuthorKingsbury, Karen
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Religious/Christian/Family
ISBN-139781534412187
On Sale02/25/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages320
Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of tens of millions of readers who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell inspire and entertain young readers by going back in time to tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children—Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke.