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Secrets I Know

Perfect for fans of Liz Garton Scanlon's All the World and Amy Krouse Rosenthal's I Wish You More, this charming, whimsical story about one imaginative little girl’s magical world is sure to enchant readers young and old.

Follow the girl throughout a day spent in her own backyard, and you'll discover lots of secrets only she can tell. For example, did you know that whispers hide in trees? Or that trees make great umbrellas?

With a simple, poetic text from Kallie George and extraordinary illustrations from debut artist Paola Zakimi, here is a book families will read again and again and treasure for years to come.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Paola Zakimi
Published in the USA by Schwartz & Wade (ISBN: 9781101938935)

Secrets I Know

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The Lost Gift

In this charming Christmas-themed picture book that feels like a classic, four animals deliver a lost package for Santa.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Bird, Rabbit, Deer, and Squirrel are eagerly waiting for Santa to fly overhead. When he does, a gift tumbles out of his sleigh, landing in the woods.

The friends find the gift and read the tag: “For the new baby at the farm. Love, Santa.” And so, in spite of Squirrel’s grumbling—“It’s not our baby”—they set off on a long journey to deliver it.

Sweet, poignant, and starring a cast of truly adorable characters, this is a story sure to be shared year after year at Christmastime.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published in the USA by Schwartz & Wade (ISBN: 9780553524819)

The Lost Gift

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur

Three eggs in a nest begin to wiggle and wobble, until CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! It’s a duck . . . duck . . . DINOSAUR!

Meet Feather, Flap, and Spike. They’re three unlikely siblings who each want to stand out. But together, they make the biggest splash! Perfect for families of all kinds, this playful, clever story has a dino-sized heart.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN: 978-0062353085)

Awards and Recognition
>   Association for Library Service to Children Summer Reading List Pick

 

 

 

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur.

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and the Noise at Night

Feather, Flap, and Spike are spending their first night in their very own nest. They feel very big and brave until . . . Grrore! A frightening sound keeps waking them up.

Can they figure out what’s making the noise at night? Feather, Flap, and Spike shared a story. They shared a snuggle. Then they fell asleep. Until . . . Grrore!

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN:978-0062353177)

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and the Noise at Night

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Splash

One day a tiny sea serpent was born.
She swam to the surface.
SPLASH! went her tail.
“Shush!” said Mama.
“Hush!” said Papa.
But her tail twitched and splished and SPLASHED. “Splash!” cried the little sea serpent.
And that became her name.

Splash is a little sea serpent who makes big splashes. But sea serpents need to be quiet sometimes. Will Splash learn how to keep calm?

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Genèvieve Côté
ISBN: 978-1-927018774
Published by Simply Read Books: www.simplyreadbooks.com

Awards and Recognition
>   Chocolate Lily Award Nominee, 2016

 

Splash.

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Flare

One day a tiny phoenix was born.
There was a big flame.
Then a nest of ash.
In the nest, there was an egg.
Out of the egg hatched a bird. A magical bird.

Flare is a tough little phoenix. He never cries. But everyone needs to cry sometimes. Will his guardians, Cloud and Wind and Sun, find a way to show him how? This second book in the series provides comforting reassurance that it’s okay to express our emotions.
Coming August 2014!

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Genèvieve Côté
ISBN: 978-1-927018507
Published by Simply Read Books: www.simplyreadbooks.com

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Spark

One day a tiny dragon was born.
“What a pointy tail,” said Mama.
“What a big snout,” said Papa.
“And look!” added Mama. “He is making sparks. Let’s name him Spark.”

Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can’t control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn’t help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame? This first book in the Tiny Tails series is a gentle reminder that there is a perfect time for everything.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Genèvieve Côté
ISBN: 978-1-927018-24-8
Published by Simply Read Books: www.simplyreadbooks.com

Awards and Recognition
>   A Junior Library Guild Selection!
>   A Best Book for Kids and Teens Pick, Spring 2014, Canadian Children's Book Centre

 


 

Spark.

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The Melancholic Mermaid

Deep in the sea, where whales drift like dark clouds above a coral kingdom, a beautiful merbaby was born with not one, but two shimmering tails…

Maude likes her two tails, until the other merchildren begin teasing her for being different. She doesn't think things can get worse. But then she is captured by a fisherman. Meanwhile, on land, Tony faces difficulties of his own. Born with webbed fingers, he too is an outcast.

Hoping to find acceptance, he joins a circus. But the Ring Mistress is cruel and life there is unbearable. Until the circus purchases the mermaid.

Tony and Maude slowly become friends. Will they find a way to escape not only the terrible circus, but also their own sorrows?

Two unique characters and two different worlds mean twice the adventure in this new fairy tale with stunning art by Abigail Halpin.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Abigail Halpin
ISBN: 978-1-897476536 | $16.95 US | $18.95 Cdn
Published by Simply Read Books: www.simplyreadbooks.com

Awards and Recognition
>   Nomination ~ Best book, Cybils Award, 2012

 

The Melancholic Mermaid

The Melancholid Mermaid - Korean edition   Korean edition available from Mentor Press,
Fall 2012

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Mr. M ~ The Exploring Dreamer

Mr. M is an art book of surrealistic images and musings of a dreamer who travels through mind and space as he explores in search of belonging. Created from a selection of Soizick Meister’s Mr. M paintings that seemed to tell a story of their own, the story incorporates idioms based on the artwork as well as arcane words. Like Mr. M, such word usage is imbued with mystery. The intention is to encourage alternative readings of Mr. M’s journey and introduce the intrepid dreamer to an audience beyond the art gallery, allowing readers to imagine his journeys and adventures, his struggles and searches, for themselves. Visit www.soizimage.com for more Mr. M art.

By Sozick Miester with words by Kallie George
ISBN: 978-1-897476-51-2 | $16.95 US | $18.95 Cdn
Published by Read Leaf: www.readleaf.ca

Mr. M ~ The Exploring Dreamer

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The Magical Animal Adoption Agency

Book 1: Clover's Luck

Despite her name, Clover has always felt decidedly unlucky. So when she stumbles upon a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune. It's the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and it houses creatures of all kinds. Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon are just the beginning!

Mr. Jams, the Agency's owner, agrees to hire her as summer helper and Clover hopes her luck has finally changed.

But when she's left alone to care for the Agency, a sneaky witch comes after the magical creatures! Will Clover outsmart her in time to protect the animals?

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 978-1423183822)
Published in Canada by Harper Collins (ISBN: 978-1443419802)

Awards and Recognition
>   A Cybils Finalist
>   OLA Best Bets Award Winner, 2016
>   A Silver Birch Express Honour Book
>   SYRCA Shining Willow Finalist
>   Shortlisted for the Sunburst Award
>   Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Nominee

 


Clover's Luck

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Book 2: The Enchanted Egg

There's a new resident at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency-but this one hasn't hatched yet! Mr. Jams brought home an enchanted egg from his last journey, and Clover can't wait to find out what kind of creature the polka-dotted shell contains.

But one morning when Clover checks on the cozy nest of feathers she's made for the egg, she finds it empty, and the baby animal is nowhere in sight! Clover is anxious to find the creature, but the Agency is full of visitors looking for pets of their own. Will Clover be able to match them with their perfect companions and save the mysterious animal before Mr. Jams returns from his trip?

With charming illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, the second book in Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series celebrates the magic of new friends and the power of seeing with your heart.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 978-1484701218)
Published in Canada by Harper Collins (ISBN: 978-1443419833)

Awards and Recognition
>   A Children's Book Council Hot Off the Presses pick
>   A Northshire Books staff pick*

 

 

The Enchanted Egg.

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Book 3: The Missing Magic

A new volunteer has joined the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and Clover's not too happy about it! Oliver Von Hoof is supposed to be an expert on magical animals, but he's barely older than Clover. How can he be an expert on anything? And it doesn't help that Mr. Jams keeps turning to Oliver instead of Clover for help with the animals.

When Mr. Jams is called away from the Agency on a secret mission, Clover and Oliver are put in charge of the Agency once again. But when Picnic the invisible puppy starts turning visible, and the Agency's green cat, Dipity, begins to look white, Clover and Oliver realize that all of the amazing creatures are becoming ordinary.

Even Oliver's trusty magical wands aren't enough to cure them! Will Oliver and Clover learn to work together in time to restore the animals' magical powers? Alexandra Boiger's delightful illustrations shine in the third book of Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series where an open heart can best the nastiest of spells.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 978-1423183846)
Published in Canada by Harper Collins (ISBN: 978-1443419864)

The Missing Magic.

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