Summer 2021 Simon & Schuster Children’s Distributed Publisher Catalog
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TitleMuch Ado About Baseball
AuthorLaRocca, Rajani
Illustrator
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore/Adaptations
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
ISBN-139781499811018
On Sale06/15/21
Title StatusBO
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages336
"Much Ado About Baseball is the best children's book I've read in the past 10 years!" -Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series

"A moving tale of baseball, magic, and former rivals who come together to solve a problem." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

In this companion novel to Midsummer's Mayhem, math and baseball combine with savory snacks to cause confusion and calamity in the town of Comity.
TitleMidsummer's Mayhem
AuthorLaRocca, Rajani
Illustrator
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore/Adaptations
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
ISBN-139781499810646
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages368
A Kirkus Best Book of 2019!
An Indies Introduce Selection for 2019!
An Indie Next Pick for Summer 2019!

"A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"What a wonderful, intriguing, and magical book. And wow, did it ever get my tastebuds going! Each time I picked it up, I felt the urge to head to my kitchen. . . . What I loved most was the smartness of it. It never once doubted its young readers." Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor- and National Book Award-Nominated author

"Midsummer's Mayhem is an enchantment of a novel, bursting with magic, mystery, and mouth-watering baked goods. Readers who have their own baking-show dreams will be cheering for Mimi until the very last page." Kate Messner, award-winning author of Breakout, The Seventh Wish, and All the Answers

Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream?
TitleBooks by Horseback
AuthorBerne, Emma Carlson
IllustratorUrbinati, Ilaria
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Historical/United States/20th Century
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
ISBN-139781499811735
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages32
"Capturing one librarian's breathtaking fictional journey is a riveting way to showcase and honor the risky work of these real librarians, and the text communicates a deep reverence for their mission-and their tremendous fortitude. Illustrations depict a pale, red-haired librarian, nearly always smiling despite the obstacles that nature puts in her path. Light and shadow are used effectively to convey Mother Earth's shifting moods... Educational and inspiring." -Kirkus Reviews

"The fictional narrative proves captivating as young readers learn the lengths real-life librarians went to serve their communities during the Great Depression." - Publishers Weekly

Books By Horseback is a breathtaking adventure of a heroic Pack Horse Librarian who braves the harsh terrain of rural Kentucky to bring books to children who need them.
TitleTwo Grooms on a Cake
AuthorSanders, Rob
IllustratorCathro, Robbie
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE NONFICTION / LGBTQ+
Category Full 2JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family/Marriage & Divorce
ISBN-139781499809565
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages40
As seen on The TODAY Show!

"Sanders tells the tale in easy-to-understand language, sweet as the frosting on the cake. . . . As beautiful as it is informative about this little-known battle in the fight for equality." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Their heartwarming story-accessible to young readers-demonstrates that the essential ingredient in a cake and a marriage is love. Cathro's affectionate illustrations-with vintage 1970s' colors and vibes-not only expand the text but also capture its sweet spirit exactly." -Booklist

This is the story of Jack Baker and Michael McConnell and their inspiring story becoming the first married gay couple in the US fifty years ago.
TitleNothing Ever Happens Here
AuthorHagger-Holt, Sarah
Illustrator
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / LGBTQ+
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Alternative Family
ISBN-139781499811810
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages272
"This title is well written and realistic, with important messages about acceptance, honesty, and family dynamics. Readers will empathize with Izzy and her struggles and will enjoy watching her realize that Danielle is still the same person she always was...The experiences of the characters feel authentic, and the writing style and vocabulary are perfect for middle grade readers...A delightful and refreshing read about a middle grader with a trans parent."–School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW 

Warm and hopeful, this is a touching and honest depiction of a family changing together–and staying together. 
TitleHalal Hot Dogs
AuthorAziz, Susannah
IllustratorSingh, Parwinder
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatPicture Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Multigenerational
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Religious/Muslim
ISBN-139781499811575
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages40
"Musa's enthusiasm for halal hot dogs is infectious, and this portrait of a family and community that takes joy and pride in their identity and traditions is refreshing . . . . A joyful celebration of street food and Muslim American culture."--Kirkus Reviews

"An enjoyable tour of food, faith, and family."--School Library Journal

Musa has the perfect idea for his special Jummah treat, but things don't go according to plan. Will Musa be able to get a yummy Jummah treat for his family?
TitleLittle Olympians 1: Zeus, God of Thunder
AuthorNewton, A.I.
IllustratorSarkar, Anjan
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatChapter Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables/Greek & Roman
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781499811490
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$5.99
CDN Price$7.99
Pages112
Little gods, big personalities! This brand-new series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly--as well as learn to get along with one another.
TitleLittle Olympians 1: Zeus, God of Thunder
AuthorNewton, A.I.
IllustratorSarkar, Anjan
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatChapter Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables/Greek & Roman
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781499811483
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages112
Little gods, big personalities! This brand-new series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly--as well as learn to get along with one another.
TitleLittle Olympians 2: Athena, Goddess of Wisdom
AuthorNewton, A.I.
IllustratorSarkar, Anjan
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatChapter Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables/Greek & Roman
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781499811520
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$5.99
CDN Price$7.99
Pages112
Little gods, big personalities! This series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly--as well as learn to get along with one another.
TitleLittle Olympians 2: Athena, Goddess of Wisdom
AuthorNewton, A.I.
IllustratorSarkar, Anjan
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatChapter Book
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables/Greek & Roman
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781499811513
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages112
Little gods, big personalities! This series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp so they can learn to control their powers and use them properly-as well as learn to get along with one another.