Megan Tingley at Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has acquired North American and audio rights to The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart, a prequel to his Mysterious Benedict Society series. The new book follows a brilliant boy named Nicholas Benedict, who has a mystery to solve. Publication date will be spring 2012; Eric Simonoff at William Morris Endeavor did the deal.

Liza Baker at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has bought world rights to Todd Tarpley’s Ten Tiny Toes, which follows the bond of love that guides a child through every big “step” in her life. Marc Brown will illustrate, for spring 2012 publication. Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency was the agent.

ShoulderHill Films has optioned teen supernatural thriller/romance series Ghost Huntress by Marley Gibson, published by HMH/Graphia. The series features 16-year-old Kendall, who discovers her psychic abilities when she moves with her family to a small southern town. All three existing books in the series are included in the deal.