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Série DUCK AND MOOSE de Kirk Reedstrom

Duck and Moose will need to put their differences aside to learn to live with each other and maybe even become friends in this laugh-out-loud early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Chick and Brain.

by Kirk Reedstrom
Disney Hyperion, March 2024
(via Kaplan/DeFiore Rights)


The first book in a laugh-out-loud early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly! Quiet-loving Moose’s life is turned upside down by free-wheeling Duck. The two will need to put their differences aside if they’re ever going to be neighbors…or friends!

Moose loves peace and quiet, relaxing, living alone, and spring! He can’t wait for the arrival of sun, flowers, and…a new neighbor?! Duck just landed himself a new home. He loves parties, karaoke, and living with—and on—Moose’s head. Moose tries everything he can to send Duck away, but he soon finds that this persistent neighbor might just be the best thing spring could bring.


The second book in a laugh-out-loud early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly! Quiet-loving Moose’s life is turned upside down by free-wheeling Duck. The two will need to put their differences aside if they’re ever going to be neighbors…or friends!

Moose loves playing astronaut. Imagining his helmet, his seatbelt, and rocketing off into space are his favorite things to do! One day, Moose invites Duck to play with him. But there’s just one problem—Duck doesn’t know how to use his imagination! Moose teaches him but soon becomes frustrated because Duck doesn’t play astronaut the “right” way. How will these friends learn how to work—and imagine—together?

Filled with zany hijinks and slapstick humor, Kirk Reedstrom’s Duck and Moose series showcases unlikely friendships and the power of compromise.

Kirk Reedstrom has spent most of his adult life surrounded by books—he currently works at a public library, and he used to be a bookseller at Blue Willow, an independent bookstore in Houston, TX. He has led children’s art workshops at The Kimball Museum and interned with William Joyce at the Moonbot Studios. And he mixes all his past experiences with traditional and digital mediums to develop fun-filled characters with a little bit of mayhem. Kirk enjoys creating books that make people laugh.

WINNIE-THE-POOH de Mike de Seve

The Winnie-The-Pooh you never knew! He’s funny and cute and a kid like you! By Emmy-nominated Mike de Seve.

Beyond Pooh Corner: Ten New Tales from the Hundred Acre Wood
by Mike de Seve
(via The Lennon-Ritchie Agency)

With a mad craving for honey and twisted logic that would make Douglas Adams scratch his head till it’s sore, Winnie-the-Pooh is a creature of great passion and terrible ideas. Too bad he’s the only one who can save his home and all his fuzzy friends. The Hundred-Acre Wood will be taken over by the biggest belching honey plant that the industrial revolution ever spawned, and in three days, Pooh’s pals will all be kicked out for big-hive development. Their only hope: prove they have the deed to the land. That’s no problem; the deed is right over there in the honeypot. Oh bother, where did Pooh put it? Detective Pooh decides to head to a beehive, but many many bee stings makes Pooh delirious. Ah, there’s the solution! The vast honeycombs he seesbefore him lead to … the future! A brand-new series of Pooh adventures to enthral old and new alike, by one of the minds behindi conic series like Angry Birds and Sesame Street.

Mike de Seve is an Emmy-nominated animation writer and director working in feature films and television. He is founder of Baboon Animation, acollective of some of the most accomplished animation writers in the US, with 31 Emmys among them and clients including Disney, Netflix,Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Warner Brothers. At DreamWorks, Mike was a script consultant on six films, including Madagascar (on which hewas also a sequence director), Shrek 2 and Shrek 3, and he co-wrote the original story, with Mark Osborne, for Monsters VS Aliens. At Paramount,Mike was a director and writer on the feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. In Television, Mike has head-written for and/or directed suchiconic series as Angry Birds Toons, Sesame Street, Pocoyo and Saturday Night Live, and for numerous major clients such as Disney, WarnerBros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks He’s lately focused on applying his company’s skills and relationships toward progressivecauses – such as the launch of Baboon Animation Africa, integrating BIPOC talent into the industry, and addressing climate change with fun kids’content.

FINDING THINGS de Kevin Henkes, illustré par Laura Dronzek

From bestselling husband and wife team Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek.

by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
Greenwillow Books, April 2024

FINDING THINGS is a child centered and conceptually rich picture book that explores storytelling, connections, luck, nature, and responsibility. For readers of Antoinette Portis and Marla Frazee.

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Sun Flower Lion, A Parade of Elephants, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in a house in Madison, Wisconsin.

Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand; White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon; Little Houses, by Kevin Henkes; and a quartet of seasonal picture books also by Kevin Henkes. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

A ROSE, A BRIDGE, AND A WILD BLACK HORSE de Charlotte Zolotow, illustré par Julie Morstad

A fresh new edition of a classic picture book by a legendary author and a beloved illustrator, about a girl and her mother, with themes of growing up, dreams, and letting go.

by Charlotte Zolotow; illustrated by Julie Morstad;
afterword by Crescent Dragonwagon
Cameron Kids/Abrams, March 2024

A girl declares all the things she’ll do for her mother when she is all grown up—from climbing mountains and swimming across oceans, to picking the pinkest rose, to building the biggest bridge and a castle for her mother to live in, to taming a wild black horse for her mother to ride—ending with the friend she will bring her mother to keep her company while she travels the world.

Originally published in 1964, A ROSE, A BRIDGE, AND A WILD BLACK HORSE is a new edition of a beloved picture book by renowned children’s book author Charlotte Zolotow, reenvisioned by her daughter, celebrated author Crescent Dragonwagon, and illustrated by award–winning artist Julie Morstad.

The book includes an afterword by Crescent Dragonwagon about her mother and this special new edition of their book.

Charlotte Zolotow was a children’s book editor for HarperCollins, where she edited hundreds of books over her 50–year career. In addition to editing, she authored over 90 books for young readers, including William’s Doll, which has been in print for over 50 years, and the original version of A ROSE, A BRIDGE, AND A WILD BLACK HORSE, published in 1964 by Harper & Row, which featured a brother and his younger sister.

Crescent Dragonwagon is the author of more than 50 books for readers of all ages, including a new edition of her 1977 classic Will It Be Okay?, illustrated by Jessica Love and published by Cameron Kids. Crescent is the daughter of and literary executor for her late mother, Charlotte Zolotow. A native New Yorker, Crescent lives in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Julie Morstad is an award–winning fine artist, author, and illustrator. Her illustrations can be found in numerous picture books, including The Dress and the Girl, published by Abrams. Julie lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Kerilynn Wilson’s debut picture book captures one little girl’s walk to her grandparents’ house as an adventure of ingenuity and courage. Filled with dazzling artwork and sparse text, this will sit perfectly on shelves next to The Polar Express, and is sure to be enjoyed at Christmas and all year round.

by Kerilynn Wilson
HarperCollins, September 2024
(via Writers House)

© Peter Mahar Photography

On Christmas Eve, a girl ties a red ribbon on a present and exclaims, “I finally finished my gift for Nana and Papa!” Outside her window, though, is not the typical, snow-covered, late December scene. In fact, it’s so foggy outside that the girl can barely see past her own front door. The world is warped, colourless, and unfamiliar. . . maybe even a little scary. But the girl is determined: she will find a way to bring her Christmas gift to Nana and Papa’s.

Undeterred, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to light her own way to her grandparents’ house. But when her torch and fairy lights both fail her, the murky night feels full of fantastical shapes and fearsome creatures, and our hero not only finds herself entirely lost in the fog, but also loses the present she’s been carrying. That’s when an awesome herd of elk-shaped shadows with twinkling horns emerge. Summoning both confidence and trust, but without her Christmas gift, the girl allows the elk to direct her to her grandparents’ door. (Her accompanying parents, it turns out, look a lot like elk in the fog.)

After everything, she laments arriving at her grandparents’ house empty-handed. She describes her fantastical journey to her Nana. . . and in doing so, realizes she is already in possession of a gift even better than the one she lost on the way. Ultimately, this book is all about the gift of sharing your imagination and your story with those you love.

Kerilynn Wilson is an author/illustrator with a love of the weird and wonderful. Her debut YA graphic novel, The Faint of Heart, published in 2023. ONE FOGGY CHRISTMAS EVE is her picture book debut.