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Kevan Atteberry

Kevan Atteberry, author-illustrator. It has a nice ring, doesn't it? Kevan has illustrated many successful books, including FRANKIE STEIN and TICKLEMONSTER, but his very first book as an author-illustrator, BUNNIES!!!, will debut in January, and we can't wait! You will adore it, we promise!

When we announced the deal for BUNNIES!!!, it was for two books, and now we know that the follow-up is PUDDLES!!!, featuring the same characters as BUNNIES!!!, coming out in summer 2016.

Aaaand...there's more! We've just done another deal with Kevan's BUNNIES!!! editor, Jill Davis of Katherine Tegen Books at HarperCollins! Kevan's third book as author-illustrator also features a monster, but this time it's a different monster--two, actually--a parent and a child. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN THE SMELL OF SWAMP GAS turns the classic parent-child love poem on its head. For the acquisitions meeting, Jill coined the term "macho mushy," which we love! I LOVE YOU MORE THAN THE SMELL OF SWAMP GAS is slated to come out summer 2017.

Congratulations, Kevan!



All Those Broken Angels
Peter A. Salomon

Salomon creates the sensation of slipping between the worlds of the living and the dead. A complex, intense mystery that surprises and chills. ~ Publisher's Weekly. September release.

If You're Reading This
Trent Reedy

"Mike is a believable character, his first-person narration capably spun. A whole story constructed around letters intended to teach life lessons." ~ Kirkus Reviews. August release.

Go To Sleep, Little Farm
Mary Lyn Ray

"Ray’s lullaby reads like a sequel to Goodnight, Moon, with the same offbeat humor and incantatory language extending to the farm and the forest beyond it. ...Repeated, pleasingly surreal lines of verse convey the sense of drifting into slumber. ...It’s a keeper." ~ PW, starred review. September release.