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Pat Zietlow Miller Would Like You to BE KIND
Wherever You Go
Pat Zietlow Miller

There's a wonderful new deal to announce today, and what better subject could there be, during this bustling holiday season, than the most aptly named picture book, BE KIND? This project began as the idea-child of fabulous editor Connie Hsu, who had worked with our own Pat Zietlow Miller before (on the forthcoming WHEREVER YOU GO—look for it in May 2015!), and thought Pat would be the perfect author to explore this subject in a story for young readers.

Pat set to work and, after her exquisite craftsmanship was complete, turned out a picture book that is as at once simple and unique, and truly gorgeous. I am delighted to share today that BE KIND was acquired by Connie Hsu for her new list at Roaring Brook, with the fabulous illustrator Jen Hill attached to illustrate.

Congratulations, Pat, on another terrific picture book to come!

~ Joan


Ellie For President
Ruth McNally Barshaw

Praise for the Ellie McDoodle series: “Part journal, part graphic novel, all fun (with echoes of HARRIET THE SPY), this is a clever account of a growing-up experience that is familiar to middle-grade readers.” —Kirkus Reviews. September release.

The Gossip File
Anna Staniszewski

"Staniszewski keeps the focus on comedy... Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom." ~ Kirkus Reviews, praise for THE DIRT DIARY. January 2015 release.

Fleabrain Loves Franny
Joanne Rocklin

"Joanne Rocklin has brought into being perhaps the tiniest and most accomplished hero yet: a dashing, erudite, multilingual flea." ~ Wall Street Journal. August release.