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CHILDREN'S HIGHLIGHTS 2019

Penguin Random House Children’s are delighted to share some highlights for the Frankfurt Book Fair

LITTLE POP-UPS (colour)
A stylish series of pop-up books that teach first concepts through popular fairy tales.
World Rights: PRHC UK

THE BEAR IN THE STARS by Alexis Snell (colour)
A timely and lyrical modern fable about climate change, our planet and the power of kindness. Accompanied by atmospheric lino-printed art this is a thought-provoking creation by printmaker and debut author-illustrator, Alexis Snell.
World Rights: PRHC UK

THE HATMAKERS by Tamzin Merchant (fiction)
Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. The first adventure from an exciting and enchanting new storytelling talent.
World Rights: PRHC UK

HARROW LAKE by Kat Ellis (fiction)
The Hazel Wood meets Stephen King in this YA horror-thriller about Lola Nox, a teenager who finds herself trapped in a town harbouring legends and secrets that turn her world upside down.
Translation Rights: PRHC UK | US Rights: Kathy Dawson Books, Penguin Young Readers

FRANKFURT HIGHLIGHTS 2019

The Penguin Adult Rights team is delighted to announce our highlights for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.

CONVICTION by Hope Adams
1841. In the middle of the ocean, on a boat of female convicts bound for Australia, a woman is brutally stabbed. The closest to the scene are interrogated, but how can you determine innocence when all of these women have already been found guilty?.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Berkley

THE SEARCH PARTY by Simon Lelic
Everyone thinks Sadie Saunders is dead. Missing for a week now and with whispers of murder swirling, five friends pack their bags and set out to find her. But not all of them will come home.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Berkley

THE HISTORY OF MAGIC by Chris Gosden
This is the story of magic - the oldest strand of human history. From the curses and charms of ancient Greek and Jewish magic, to horoscopes and feng-shui today, Chris Gosden brings to light the missing part of the story of human civilisation and shows how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Farrar Straus & Giroux

THE ZOOLOGIST'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Dr Arik Kershenbaum
Using cutting-edge science to paint an entertaining and compelling picture of extra-terrestrial life, this book tells the story of communication, intelligence, cooperation and technology on Earth and in space, showing how life really works - and what it means to be human.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Penguin UK

EXPERT by Prof. Roger Kneebone
How do you become an expert? Professor Roger Kneebone traces the steps it takes to create an expert, from apprentice to master, drawing on examples from science and the arts.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Penguin UK

34 PATIENTS by Tom Templeton
By a former journalist, now doctor, this honest and compassionate book tells the stories of 34 ordinary patients at extraordinary moments in their lives - exploring what it means to inhabit the borderlands between death and everyday life.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Penguin UK

HOW TO WORK WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND by Cate Sevilla
An honest, funny and practical guide to surviving the hell of modern work, whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by your workload, deciding if you should quit, or figuring out if your boss just wants to destroy you.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Penguin UK

EAT YOURSELF HEALTHY by Dr Megan Rossi
The #1 bestselling guide to transforming your gut health through simple, healthy recipes and expert and science-based advice from dietitian Dr Megan Rossi.
Translation Rights: Penguin UK | US Rights: Penguin UK