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untitledtemplar books an imprint of Candlewick Press Spring – Summer 2009
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Welcome to the first season of exciting titles from Templar Books! This new imprint of Candlewick Press will publish a range of hand-picked highlights from Templar Publishing—the company renowned for being one of the most innovative and creative publishers of children’s books in the U.K., recently named the 2008 U.K. Children’s Publisher of the Year and Independent Publisher of the Year by the Independent Publishers Guild.
Launching the spring/summer 2009 list is a stunning selection of award-winning picture books, action-packed
novelty titles, and the groundbreaking
board book, Art for Baby.
So fasten your seat belt—Templar Books is ready for takeoff in the U.S.!
Templar Books
Candlewick Press
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an imprint of
Bob’s Best-Ever Friend
Bob is feeling glum. His friends Billy and Sam are off visiting a pet show on Pluto, there are no space tourists to entertain, and Bob is bored. What he needs is a best-ever friend, to help him with intergalactic missions and jigsaw puzzles—but, being Bob, he doesn’t seem to notice the potential furry friend who is begging for his attention! This edition also includes the greatest glow-in-the-dark poster in the galaxy.
paperback february
“Simon Bartram’s style of illustration is totally unique—a clever mix of the retro and modern, with characters that are part oddball geek, part endearing hero.” My Books Magazine
Bob’s Best-Ever Friend written and illustrated by Simon Bartram
Picture book with poster 9 5/16 x 113/4 32 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Acrylic February LC: 2008935208
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4425-3 $16.99 ($18.50 CAN)
Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob) written and illustrated by Simon Bartram
Picture book with stickers 8 11/16 x 11 32 pages Ages 5–8 Kindergarten–Grade 3 Acrylic February LC: 2002276817
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4426-0 $6.99 ($7.50 CAN)
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Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)
Every day after breakfast, Bob goes to the local launchpad, gets into his rocket, and blasts off to the Moon. It’s Bob’s job to entertain the tourists, conduct Moon seminars, sell souvenirs, and keep the Moon clean and tidy. Some say there are aliens on the Moon, but Bob knows there’s no such thing . . . or is there? See how many you can spot, hiding in every picture. Includes 19 super space stickers!
Simon Bartram is the author-illustrator of serveral award-winning books and the illustrator of, among other titles, Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses, by J. Patrick Lewis. Simon creates his stories and illustrations in a small studio near where he lives in England.
hardcover february
The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast
Renowned illustrator Alan Aldridge introduced the fantastical world of the Butterfly Ball in this breathtaking modern classic—now available in a lavish new edition, complete with nature notes on each creature and an introduction to the life and work of Alan Aldridge.
Alan Aldridge is the British artist whose airbrush illustrations of fantasy scenes defined the graphic style of the sixties. Working with some of the greatest artists of his generation, including the Beatles and Andy Warhol, Aldridge created groundbreaking posters, book illustrations, and album covers. His debut children’s book, The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, won the prestigious Whitbread Children’s Book Award.
William Plomer was a South African novelist, literary editor, and poet.
hardcover march“Creatures that fly, or that creep, hop, or run, now wake all at once at a loud trumpet-call—it’s the day of the Feast and the Butterfly Ball!”
The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast illustrated by Alan Aldridge verses by William Plomer nature notes by Richard Fitter
Illustrated classic 9 x 10 1/2 96 pages All ages Airbrush artwork and engravings March LC: 2008935209
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4422-2 $22.99 ($25.00 CAN)
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Two of a Kind
Meet best friends Alex and Lulu. Alex loves having noisy, exciting adventures, and Lulu likes painting and making things. Even though they are different, they always have fun together. Until Alex begins to worry that they might be TOO different—that they might actually be opposites! Discover what opposites really are in this quirky story that celebrates differences.
Lorena Siminovich grew up in Argentina and remembers that she
started to draw when she was very young, excited by the possibilities of the blank page. She has written and illustrated several children’s books and is currently working on the next title in the Alex and Lulu series in her studio in San Francisco.
hardcover marchSunshine and rain. Cat and Dog. Alex and Lulu. Are they too different to be best friends?
Alex and Lulu Two of a Kind written and illustrated by Lorena Siminovich
Picture book 8 1/2 x 10 32 pages Ages 4–8 Preschool–Grade 3 Digital artwork March LC: 2008935206
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4423-9 $14.99 ($16.50 CAN)
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Art for Baby
A collection of fascinating black-and- white images created by some of the world’s leading modern artists. Each one has been specially selected to help babies begin to recognize pictures and connect with the world around them. This board book also includes a stunning frieze featuring all the images used in the book—a perfect way to bring contemporary art to your baby.
The modern artists whose work appears in the book and the frieze include
Josef Albers, Patrick Caulfield, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Kazimir Malevich, Paul Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and David Shrigley.
board book march‘Inspiring little minds with big ideas— what a brilliant concept. This is an excellent way to start sharing the world of art with your baby.’ —Dr. Miriam Stoppard,
child-care expert
Art for Baby Various illustrators
Board book with frieze 97/16 x 9 7/16 12 pages Ages birth–3 Preschool Various media March LC: 2008935207
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4424-6 $19.99 ($22.00 CAN)
(above and on cover) Raphael © 2000 Julian Opie. Courtesy of Julian Opie & Lisson Gallery, London. • (far left) Natasha © 2000 Julian Opie. Courtesy of Julian Opie & Lisson Gallery, London. • (left) Fragment 3 © 2008 Bridget Riley. Courtesy of Karsten Schubert, London. All rights reserved.
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The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood
When Wolf writes to Red Riding Hood, begging her to teach him how to be good, she jumps at the chance to help. Her make over is amazingly successful, but can she deal with no longer being the most popular character in the Forest? This humorous peek at the famous fairy tale is packed with novelties to bring the story to life.
Author-illustrators Agnese Baruzzi and Sandro Natalini met while studying in Urbino, Italy. They have gone on to illustrate a number of children’s books, working both individually and together.
hardcover aprilSo you think you know the story of Red Riding Hood? Now is your chance to find out what happened before the famous tale began!
The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood Written and illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi and Sandro Natalini
Novelty 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 18 pages Ages 4–7 Preschool–Grade 2 Acrylic and collage April LC: 2008935210
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4427-7 $14.99 (available in the U.S. only)
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Little Boat
One brave little boat is on a journey to discover the seven seas. Setting off into the big, wide world, Little Boat runs into treacherous waters, turbulent tides, and seafaring friends. After all his nautical adventures, our hero finds out that he’s no longer such a little boat.
To the Beach
Looking out his window on a rainy day, one little boy imagines his way to the beach, traveling on a bicycle, a truck, a boat, a plane, and even a very friendly camel! This is a book to inspire all daydreamers.
Thomas Docherty has written and/or illustrated several children throughout the world. He has always loved drawing, especially while on his travels, which have taken him to Africa, Asia, and South America. He now lives in the west of England.
hardcover mayPack your bags! It’s time to come on an adventure through the imagination of Thomas Docherty.
Little Boat written and illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Picture book with die cut 10 x 10 40 pages Ages 3–6 Preschool–Grade 1 Watercolor and ink May LC: 2008935297
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4428-4 $15.99 ($17.50 CAN)
To the Beach written and illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Picture book with die cut 10 x 10 40 pages Ages 3–6 Preschool–Grade 1 Watercolor and ink May LC: 2008935298
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4429-1 $15.99 ($17.50 CAN)
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