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For children's booksellers looking to fill up their totebags, here is a sampling of galleys that publishers will be handing out.
Random House is featuring two novels from well-known writers for adults: in Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, a boy moves to Florida and has to contend with a bully in his life; Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez is set in the author's native Dominican Republic in the 1960s.
Bound books for comedian Jerry Seinfeld's first-ever picture book, called Halloween, illustrated by James Bennett, will be given out by Little, Brown. Also available is Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap! by Jane Dyer, in which a bear heads south for the winter instead of hibernating; The Perfect Purple Feather by Hanoch Piven, featuring illustrations created from everyday objects; and This Land Is Your Land Book and CD, with words by Woody Guthrie, illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen. Two galleys will be given out: You Know You Love Me by Cecily von Ziegesar, starring the same high-school crowd from this spring's Gossip Girl; and Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom (both authors will attend).
Simon & Schuster has five galleys to give away. In The Angel Factory by British author Terence Blacker, a boy discovers that his parents are angels living on Earth to save humanity from itself. Newbery Honor author Nancy Farmer has a new novel, The House of the Scorpion, in which a boy learns he is a clone created solely for his spare parts. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written the first of three chapter-book prequels to her Alice books, called Starting with Alice; Holly Black's debut novel, Tithe: A Modern Fairy Tale, is a contemporary suburban fantasy; and Eleanor Fremont has written a biography called Rudolph W. Giuliani: America's Mayor.
Scholastic is offering four novels. At the Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin focuses on a girl whose family must adjust when her mentally disabled uncle appears after years in an institution; Martin will be at the show. Cornelia Funke has written The Thief Lord, a thriller set in Venice. Behind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat, set in Haiti and Brooklyn, and The Flight to Freedom by Ana Veciana-Suarez, set in Cuba and Miami, are two entries in the new First Person Fiction series.
Among the offerings at the Harcourt booth: Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer, a high-seas adventure; a 20th-anniversary edition of The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville; What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci, a novel about popularity, prejudice and small-town society; and a teaser chapter from Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light, a debut novel based on the Chester Gillette murder case. Coville, Plum-Ucci and Donnelly will attend the show.
Disney will be giving out copies of Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, and author Eoin Colfer will be in attendance. Houghton Mifflin is giving away Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry, about a new girl at school with a talent for storytelling. FSG is handing out galleys for Kate Banks's first novel, Dillon Dillon, about a boy's summer of self-discovery. Walker will have galleys for Jinx by Margaret Wild, the story of a teenager who becomes known as the girl whose boyfriends always seem to die.
Candlewick's giveaways are Feed by M.T. Anderson, a novel about a futuristic society; and A Stone in My Hand by Cathryn Clinton, which focuses on a boy living in Gaza City in 1988.
Pleasant Company is giving away Meet Kaya by Janet Shaw, which introduces a new character to the American Girl series (the author will be in attendance); Spring Pearl: The Last Flower by Laurence Yep, the first of five titles in the Girls of Many Lands series of historical fiction; Angelina and Henry by Katharine Holabird, illustrated by Helen Craig (Holabird will be at the show); and The Feelings Book by Dr. Lynda Madison, a book of advice for girls.