Carolrhoda Books Releases Seven New Titles Including a National Book Award Longlist Selection, Adorable Picture Books, and Page-Turning Middle-Grade Novels

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CarolrhodaBooks–This fall, meet a talking doll in a haunted house, follow a football
phenom as he navigates freshman year, save a town from invading
blueberry muffins with Chico Bon Bon the monkey, and more in seven new
titles from Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
!

Sachiko:
A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
, a National Book Award for
Young People’s Literature Longlist selection, is a striking piece of
narrative nonfiction by Caren Stelson that tells the true story of
six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on
August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath.

David
Zeltser’s
Blast
from the North
offers the same brand of zany fun that delighted
middle-grade readers of the first book, Lug:
Dawn of the Ice Age
. A giant glacier is moving toward Lug’s
village at surprising speed and is on course to crush the whole
settlement. Can cave boy Lug and his friends save their clan again?

Everyone’s favorite monkey with a tool belt is back! When a baking
disaster produces monstrous runaway muffins, only Chico Bon Bon and his
tool belt can help! In Monkey
with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins
, Chico proves you just
need the right tools to turn any problem into a sweet success. With
witty text and hilarious visual details, this picture book from author
and illustrator Chris
Monroe
is a treat for readers of all ages.

Debut novelist Jane O’Reilly tells the story of a lonely girl, a
mysterious old house, and a sassy antique doll in The
Secret of Goldenrod
. Trina and her father move into Goldenrod,
an old and possibly haunted mansion. There Trina finds a tiny porcelain
doll, Augustine, who helps Trina understand more about her forgetful
father, her absent mother, and herself.

In A
Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War
Double Agent
, author Anne
Rockwell
tells the true story of James Armistead Lafayette—a slave
who spied for George Washington’s army during the Revolutionary War. And
unlike infamous spy Benedict Arnold, he didn’t get caught. With
illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Floyd
Cooper
, this is James’s story told for the first time in picture
book form.

With a steampunk sensibility and a humorous touch, Bryan Methods’s debut
novel, The
Thief’s Apprentice
, keeps middle-grade readers guessing
with twists and turns in every chapter! In the first of the Master
Diplexito and Mr. Scant series, Oliver, the son of a wealthy British
industrialist, accidentally discovers the identity of a notorious thief:
Mr. Scant, his family butler. Is Mr. Scant hiding other secrets as well?

Written by award-winning author Paul Volponi, Top
Prospect
focuses on pre-teen quarterback Travis Gardner, who is
promised a place on an elite college football team while still in middle
school. After he makes varsity quarterback in high school, the pressure
is on. Travis will have to prove himself with every pass. Based on
real-life events, this young adult novel captures the excitement of
youth football while also casting a look at the ethical questions around
college recruiting.

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About the Publisher
Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, has been publishing award-winning, high-quality
picture books, fiction, and nonfiction titles since 1969.

Blast from the North
September 2016
$15.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 8–12
HC:
978-1-5124-0641-2
160 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins
September 2016
$17.99
Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 4–8
HC:
978-1-4677-2155-4
32 Pages 9 1/4 x 11

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
October 2016
$19.99
Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 10–18
HC:
978-1-4677-8903-5
144 Pages 8 x 10

The Secret of Goldenrod
October 2016
$17.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 8–12
HC:
978-1-5124-0135-6
376 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary
War Double Agent

November 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 7–11
HC: 978-1-4677-4933-6
32
Pages 9 1/4 x 11

#1 The Thief’s Apprentice
October 2016
$17.99
Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 10–14
HC:
978-1-5124-0579-8
272 Pages 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

Top Prospect
September 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 9–15
HC: 978-1-4677-9433-6
280
Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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