Summer 2020 Simon & Schuster Children's Distributed Publisher Catalog
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TitleUncle Bobby's Wedding (2020)
AuthorBrannen, Sarah S.
IllustratorSoto, Lucia
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT
ISBN-139781499810080
On Sale05/12/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages32
"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet-and essential-update." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Those we love, [Soto] and Brannen show, needn't change just because they love someone else, too-there's plenty of room in the human heart." Publishers Weekly

"A large-hearted affirmation of society's newest kind of wedding." Booklist

"Valiant, valid, validating, valuable." Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

Chloe's favorite uncle is getting married, and she's not happy about it. But after a magical day with Uncle Bobby and his boyfriend, Jamie, Chloe realizes she's not losing an uncle, but gaining one.
TitleThe Fighting Infantryman
AuthorSanders, Rob
IllustratorAli, Nabi
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE NONFICTION / LGBT
ISBN-139781499809367
On Sale06/02/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$18.99
CDN Price$25.99
Pages48
This beautifully written and timely story shows a transgender soldier's personal bravery as he faced daring challenges on the battlefield and privately battled the restrictions and confines of gender.
TitleMoonbeams
AuthorBausum, Ann
IllustratorHan, Kyung Eun
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
ISBN-139781499810332
On Sale06/23/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages40
"Han's expansive gradient digital spreads, simple figures appear in landscapes across the world, some stated, some vague...the soft illustrations shine."--Publisher's Weekly

Follow along as people around the world gaze upon the phases of the moon in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates our earth and pays homage to the moon, ever-present and comforting.
TitleNo Party Poopers!
AuthorMcLellan, Gretchen
IllustratorSemple, Lucy
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Animals/Bears
ISBN-139781499809886
On Sale06/09/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages32
You're invited to the bears' party! But be warned, there are absolutely, PAWSitively no party poopers allowed!
TitleKindergarten Hat
AuthorLawler, Janet
IllustratorRodriguez, Geraldine
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
ISBN-139781499809893
On Sale06/09/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages32
"A practically perfect first-experience story, especially for anxious hearts and gentle spirits." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Carlos Abredo is scared to start kindergarten, but a special teacher with an amazing hat helps give him the confidence to start the school year with a smile.
TitleTales of Sasha 11: The Best Birthday Party Ever
AuthorPearl, Alexa
IllustratorRizzo, Letizia
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatChapter Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Readers/Chapter Books
ISBN-139781499807646
On Sale07/07/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages112
In book 11 of the Tales of Sasha series, it's Sasha's birthday! Her family and friends in Verdant Valley have prepared a surprise party. But when another invitation arrives from the Royal Island, Sasha is determined to go. Will she be able to make both of her birthday parties?
TitleALWAYS HUMAN
AuthorNorth, Ari
Illustrator
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatGraphic Novel
Category Full 1YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels/Science Fiction
ISBN-139781499811100
On Sale06/02/20
Title StatusBO
US Price$24.99
CDN Price$33.99
Pages256
"This beautifully illustrated slice-of-life tale that shows two young women of color getting to know each other and creating a relationship is so warm and charming that readers will hardly notice how much they are learning about how to better interact with folx who are different from themselves and the importance of not making assumptions." -- Kirkus Reviews

"...soft, expressive art adds a visceral charge to the couple's very human experiences, which range from excitement and affection to pain and doubt." -- Publisher's Weekly

"This wholesome plot focuses on building understanding, offering mutual support, and budding self-acceptance, as well as the importance of asking rather than making assumptions; avoiding othering; and regarding all those in one's orbit with compassion...A charming, sensitive story of love and acceptance." --School Library Journal

" In a technologically advanced near future, two young women bumble through their first dates and fights together as they enjoy the exhilaration of new love....Always Human by Ari North is an endearingly feel-good sapphic romance set against a diverting futuristic backdrop." --Samantha Zaboski,Shelf Awareness

First serialized on the popular app and website WebToon, Always Human ran from 2015-2017 and amassed over 76,000 unique subscribers during its run. Now reformatted for a print edition in sponsorship with GLAAD, Always Human is a beautifully drawn graphic novel about a developing relationship between two young women in a near-future, soft sci-fi setting. Always Human is drawn in a manga-influenced style and with an incredible color palette that leaps off the page!
TitleThe Messy Life of Blue
AuthorRailey, Shawna
Illustrator
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Death & Dying
ISBN-139781499810257
On Sale06/16/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages240
"Readers will laugh out loud, cry, and commiserate with her every step of the way....The protagonist is a feisty, mixed-up, phenomenal delight." Kirkus Reviews

"Shawna Railey has crafted a funny, sensitive, yet relatable narrative around her title character. Anyone who has experienced loss can understand Blue's attempts to come to terms with it. A strong debut novel that would be an excellent recommendation for any reader looking for books on loss and sibling relationships." Booklist

"Railey's debut is a touching and humorous tale of family, loss, grief, and friendship." School Library Journal

Eleven-year-old "Blue" Warren is cursed with three bothersome brothers, a too-busy father, a recently deceased mother, and she's annoyed. With humor, hijinks, and heart, this debut novel is a touching tale of grief and the healing power of family.
TitleAriel's Voice / La voz de Ariel (English-Spanish) (Disney The Little Mermaid) (Level Up! Readers)
Author
IllustratorDisney Storybook Art Team
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatLevel Up! Readers 4
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Readers/Beginner
ISBN-139781499808803
On Sale05/05/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages32
Join Disney's Ariel from The Little Mermaid in this bilingual English-Spanish level 4 title from the leveled reader series, Level Up! Readers.

Únete a Ariel de la película de Disney La Sirenita en este libro de nivel 4 de la serie por niveles Level Up! Readers.
TitleLeo's Monster
AuthorPfister, Marcus
Illustrator
ImprintNorthSouth Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / General
ISBN-139780735844179
On Sale05/05/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.95
CDN Price$23.95
Pages32
When Leo, the city mouse, visits his friend Zoe in the countryside for the first time, he meets a huge and horrible monster.