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BATCAT de Meggie Ramm

A new graphic novel series for emerging readers about accepting yourself and others, from up-and-coming author-illustrator Meggie Ramm.

by Meggie Ramm
Amulet/Abrams, March 2023

Batcat loves being all alone in their home on Spooky Island. Up in their tree house, they pass the time playing video games and watching TV. But when Batcat suddenly finds themself haunted by an annoying, ice cream–stealing ghost, they visit the local Island Witch for a spell to remove their ghastly guest permanently!
With their Ghost-B-Gone spell in hand, Batcat travels across Spooky Island to gather ingredients—to the Cavernous Caves where the bats tell them they’re too round to be a bat, and to the Whispering Cemetery where the cats will help only if they commit to being a true cat. But Batcat is neither and that’s what makes them special, right?
From up-and-coming author Meggie Ramm comes a sweet and fun story about accepting yourself when you’re perfectly in-between here and there.

Meggie Ramm is a non-binary cartoonist from Michigan. They spent their twenties teaching comics to kids in Oakland, California, and it was the best job in the whole world. They’ve had work in the New Yorker, Everyday Feminism, and Silver Sprocket, and have a limerick-based comic strip called The Littlest Dungeon Guard distributed through Sunday HaHa. They love rhymes, reading gay sci-fi and fantasy, and comics.

La série de chapter books JUNIE B. JONES de Barbara Park bientôt adapté pour le petit écran

Les chaînes américaines Nickelodeon et Awesomeness, qui appartiennent au groupe Paramount, ont récemment annoncé de nouveaux projets de séries TV adaptées de livres à succès, dont JUNIE B. JONES. Elle sera diffusée sur la plateforme de streaming Paramount+. Plus d’informations concernant le casting et la date de diffusion devraient être communiquées prochainement. (Lire l’article de Deadline)

Écrite par Barbara Park et illustrée par Denise Brunkus, la série de près de trente volumes publiés par Random House aux États-Unis entre 1992 et 2013 raconte les aventures hilarantes de la petite Junie B. Jones à l’école maternelle et en CP. Les livres ont connu un grand succès en Amérique du nord avec plus de 65 millions d’exemplaires vendus. A l’occasion de la série tv, Random House prévoit de publier une nouvelle adaptation sous forme de bande dessinée en quatre volumes.

Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

ZOEY AND SASSAFRAS d’Asia Citro & Marion Lindsay

With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure—the ZOEY AND SASSAFRAS series has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages. These plot-driven early chapter books boast 13 to 18 quick chapters and a glossary of scientific words.

by Asia Citro
illustrated by Marion Lindsay
‎ The Innovation Press, 2017-2021
(via Kaplan/DeFiore Rights)

Follow the adventures of Zoey and her cat Sassafras! Each of the nine stories in the Zoey and Sassafras series features a new magical animal with a problem that must be solved using science. There isn’t a set formula for each book; Zoey sometimes needs to run experiments, while other times she needs to investigate a mystery, and yet other times she needs to do research. Zoey models how to keep a science journal through her handwritten entries in each story. Each story is complete with a glossary of the kid-friendly definitions for scientific terms used.

In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what’s wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it’s too late?

2018 Washington State Book Award for Young Readers Winner
• A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
• A Mighty Girl Book of the Year
• Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
• Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
• Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019
• **1 million books sold**

Concepts are explained concisely and clearly, and a short glossary provides valuable vocabulary building. The slightly larger font makes the text inviting for emerging readers, and the illustrations blend perfectly into the story. Sassafras and the dragon prove to be able sidekicks in the vein of Disney characters…while this book is a natural fit for STEM collections, it deserves a place in all libraries serving young readers.” School Library Journal

…the imaginative premise and the incorporation of STEM elements make this an attractive and engaging choice…” Booklist

Citro gracefully balances her story’s scientific and fantasy elements.” —Publishers Weekly

Asia Citro has an M.Ed in Science Education and was a classroom science teacher for many years before deciding to stay home full time after the birth of her daughter. She lives near Seattle with her wonderful husband, two awesome children, two destructive cats, and a terrarium of happy bugs. She is the author of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, The Curious Kid’s Science Book, A Little Bit of Dirt, Vroom Vroom Garbage Truck, and Pigeon Math. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Chicago Tribune, Today, Disney Baby, MSN, King 5 TV, New Day Northwest, and Highlights, among others.
Marion Lindsay has always loved stories and pictures, so it made perfect sense when she decided to become a children’s book illustrator. She has been awarded the Egmont Best New Talent Award. When she’s not illustrating children’s books, Marion paints glass and makes jewelry. Find out more at Marion lives and works in Gloucestershire, England.

Le chanteur Shawn Mendes participera à l’adaptation de LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE de Bernard Waber

Sony Pictures a fait l’acquisition des droits d’adaptation audiovisuelle de LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE, un classique de la littérature jeunesse publié en 1965 aux États-Unis. Le film, qui mêlera animation et prises de vues réelles, sera produit et réalisé par Will Speck & Josh Gordon (Une famille très moderne, Joyeux bordel !). Pasek and Paul, le duo de compositeurs des bandes originales de La La Land et Cher Evan Hansen, vont écrire des chansons spécialement pour le film, et c’est le célèbre chanteur Shawn Mendes qui prêtera sa voix au personnage principal, aux côtés de Javier Bardem, Constance Wu ou encore Brett Gelman qui incarneront les autres personnages à l’écran. La sortie du film en France est prévue pour décembre 2022. (Lire l’article de Deadline)

Dans le livre de Bernard Waber, Lyle est un joyeux crocodile que ses voisins du quartier à New York adorent. Lyle aime rendre des petits services et jouer avec les enfants du coin. Mais Mr Grumps et son chat, eux, ne l’apprécie pas du tout car ils détestent les crocodiles. Lyle va tenter par tous les moyens de s’en faire des amis…

Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

TALLY TUTTLE TURNS INTO A TURTLE de Kathryn Holmes, illustré par Ariel Landy

The start of a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day.

(Class Critters Book 1)
by Kathryn Holmes
illustrated by Ariel Landy

Amulet Books, August 2021

It’s Tally Tuttle’s first day of second grade, and she’s so nervous that she feels like she ate butterflies for breakfast! On top of moving to a new town and new school where she doesn’t know anyone, everyone starts teasing her when her full name, Tallulah, is revealed during roll call. She just wishes she could retreat into a shell . . . Then, all of a sudden, the desks and her classmates around her seem enormous, and Tally is shell-shocked to discover that she’s actually turned into a turtle! She’d heard that Mrs. Norrell’s class was special, but she hadn’t expected this. Tally likes having a shell to hide in, but there are other parts of turtle life—like the fear of being stepped on—that aren’t exactly ideal. And once she’s tired of hiding, how can she change back into a girl? Tally will have to forge her own transformation back to herself and come out of her shell—both literally and figuratively!
In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter.

Kathryn Holmes grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, and now lives in Brooklyn, with her husband, daughter, and piles upon piles of books. A graduate of The New School’s MFA in creative writing program, Holmes works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. She is the author of the young adult novels The Distance Between Lost and Found and How It Feels to Fly. This is her first foray into chapter books.
Ariel Landy is an illustrator and educator from New York City. She began writing and illustrating stories as soon as she could hold a pencil, and she never stopped. Landy currently lives in France with her husband and their dog, Sid.