Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Happy Publication Day to Christopher Baldwin's LITTLE DEE!

What a very good day Tuesday, April 5th is – after all, it is the publication day for Christopher Baldwin’s utterly charming Graphic Novel, LITTLE DEE! 

If you know a fan of Zita the SpacegirlPhoebe and Her Unicorn, or Dan Santat’s Sidekicks, then you’re going to want to tell them about LITTLE DEE.  Here’s what School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews have to say, in two starred reviews, no less!

“Baldwin’s crisp, bright art and clever text create a noteworthy tale. The characters have distinct personalities, and…draw readers into an emotionally well-rounded story with a satisfying conclusion. This full-color, laugh-out-loud work has an abundance of adventure, charm, and notable characters. VERDICT: A feel-good offering about friends, family, and love, this book is a winner for middle grade graphic novel fans.” – School Library Journal, starred review

A fun-filled, zany story with a serious message about belonging…Those who love travel, adventure, learning about animals in remote parts of the world, and comics will enjoy this laugh-out-loud graphic novel.  Baldwin's full-color illustrations appeal to all of the senses and keep the story moving.  A must-read for all would-be adventurers.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

If you like laughing, a rollicking adventure story, and you don’t mind having your heart stolen, then you need to get a copy of LITTLE DEE immediately!

To buy copies of LITTLE DEE, click here:

To say hello to Christopher, visit him on twitter!  @chris_j_baldwin

Friday, April 1, 2016

TBA Monthly Wishlist - March 2016

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist!  Here's the ONE project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Animals and anthropomorphic characters—I love stories with either animals as the main character, or with a close bond with a child. Examples: PAX, A DOG CALLED HOMELESS, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. Or what about historical fiction seen through the eyes of an animal—major events in history with a dog or cat or pig or...etc. -- Gemma Cooper

I’m looking for hooky MG or YA that’s set in this world, but has some magical/fantastical element to the story.  Think David Levithan’s EVERDAY or BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver.  Definitely want romance, but other elements too: this could be a friendship or sibling story, or mother-daughter relationships, etc. -- Susan Hawk

Strong emotional bookclub fiction with a high concept pitch.  Put #bookclub in subject line and all queries will be considered even though I am closed. – Jenny Bent

Character-driven YA fantasy with vivid worldbuilding and twisty political intrigue, please! – Molly Hawn

YA version of The History Channel’s VIKINGS; battle-ax boys and warrior girls - with clan dynamics, raiding, warfare, and religion. – Heather Flaherty

Something set in or around a small town funeral home. Think MY GIRL for teens.
And fiction or non-fiction about a nanny/governess/tutor or a nanny squad. – Louise Fury

A literary collection of love stories like the ones found in the Modern Love podcast. Aziz's MODERN ROMANCE meets Emma Straub's OTHER PEOPLE WE MARRIED. – Victoria Lowes