Summer 2021 Simon & Schuster Children’s Distributed Publisher Catalog
Subformat: Middle-Grade Fiction
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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 StatusNYP
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?
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. 
TitleEscape from . . . Hurricane Katrina
AuthorDodson, Judy Allen
IllustratorChilvers, Nigel
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Historical/United States/21st Century
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/Survival Stories
ISBN-139781499811087
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$5.99
CDN Price$7.99
Pages144
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive storms in American history. In this fictional tale, daring twins Jo Jo and Sophie battle the raging floodwaters in a fight for their lives.
TitleEscape from . . . Hurricane Katrina
AuthorDodson, Judy Allen
IllustratorChilvers, Nigel
ImprintLittle Bee Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Historical/United States/21st Century
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/Survival Stories
ISBN-139781499811681
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages144
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive storms in American history. In this fictional tale, daring twins Jo Jo and Sophie battle the raging floodwaters in a fight for their lives.