The following book deals were announced in January, 2016.
Dimple & Rishi by Sandhya Menon, a contemporary YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Publication is set for summer 2017
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat’s debut illustrated middle-grade novel a humorous, diary-style story of anxious 11-year-old Abbie Wu’s middle-school struggles and triumphs.
Publication is set for fall 2016
Cara Cara by Margarita Engle a picture book about a family in Havana, Cuba, and how they care for their beloved old Chevy. Mike Curato is set to illustrate.
Publication is slated for fall 2018
Frida and Her Animalito by Monica Brown’s Frida and Her Animalitos, about the artist and the animals that inspired her art and life, to be illustrated by John Parra.
Publication is planned for fall 2017 in both an English-language and simultaneous German edition.
Vincent Comes Home by Aaron Bagley and Jessixa Bagley, which they are co-authoring and co-illustrating. The book is about a cat who has lived his entire life at sea and wonders what it would be like to go “home.”
Publication is set for winter 2018
Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing, and Shout; Dance, Spin, and Turn It Out! byPatricia C. McKissack’s illustrated by Brian Pinkney, a collection of games, songs, and stories from the author’s childhood.
Publication is slated for spring 2017
Searchers written and illustrated by Jonathan Hill. Years after a mega¬-earthquake has devastated the Pacific Northwest, three Asian-American siblings set off to find their estranged mother. Publication is set for 2017; the author was unagented.
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore, the middle grade story of a boy growing up in the projects of Harlem who discovers that creativity and an unlikely friendship – rather than revenge – are the best way to grieve his brother’s untimely death.
Publication is set for fall 2017