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Simon & Schuster children's and YA books affected by the B&N/S&S Dispute

****(Updated: August 19, 2013 - Delighted to announced that the S&S and B&N dispute has been resolved. Details here.)****

I recently tweeted an offer to help Simon & Schuster Children's author & illustrators who were affected by the B&N / S&S dispute. Why? Because:

(1) Simon & Schuster is my publisher and I'm grateful to Justin Chanda and S&S Children's for giving me my first children's book contract a few years ago.

(2) My heart goes out to those whose newly-launched books are being affected by the dispute. I was especially moved by this Stephanie Burgis post.

*****Please note that asking to be included in this list does not mean these authors and/or illustrators are taking sides in the dispute. This is all about mutual support and on helping to get the word about these books out there.

If you are an author or illustrator whose newly launched books were affected, feel free to fill out the survey, too. Priority is given to S&S Children's books that have launched since the dispute began and are currently not available or in very limited quantity in B&N stores. I will make occasional exceptions, depending on number of requests and how much time I have. e.g. I've included some Gallery Books (a Simon & Schuster imprint though not under Simon & Schuster Children's) teen titles.

If you have enjoyed any of the following books or are fans of these authors and/or illustrators, I strongly encourage you to do what you can to help promote them. Whether a tweet, a review, a blog post...every little bit helps. Give good karma, and good karma will eventually come back to you.

 -- Debbie Ridpath Ohi

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Feel free to scoop the image at the top, any of the following images or book info for helping to promote these books. No need to mention me or to link back (though you're welcome to, if you'd like; I'll try to keep this list updated). Thanks!

In order from the most recently released...

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WARNING: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK
Written by Adam Lehrhaupt (Twitter: @Lehrhaupt). Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe (Twitter: @mattforsythe)
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Published August 2013 | Grades P-3
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Warning-Do-Not-Open-This-Book!/Adam-Lehrhaupt/9781442435827

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CHICK-O-SAURUS REX
Written by: Lenore Jennewein, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein - @djennewein
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Published July 2013 - Grades P-3
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Chick-o-Saurus-Rex/Lenore-Jennewein/9781442451896

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STARGLASS
Written by: Phoebe North - @phoebenorth
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Published July 2013 - Grades 7 and up
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Starglass/Phoebe-North/9781442459533

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STOLEN MAGIC
Written by: Stephanie Burgis - @stephanieburgis - (Interview)
Published by: Atheneneum Books For Young Readers
Published April 2013 - Grades 5-8 - Book #3 of Kat, Incorrigible
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Stolen-Magic/Stephanie-Burgis/Kat-Incorrigible/9781416994510

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VENGEANCE BOUND
Written by: Justina Ireland - @tehawesomersace
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Published April 2013 - Grades 9 and up
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Vengeance-Bound/Justina-Ireland/9781442444621

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THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS
Written by Sarah Ockler - @sarahockler
Published by Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster
Published May 21, 2013 - Grades 9 and up
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Book-of-Broken-Hearts/Sarah-Ockler/9781442430389

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THE S-WORD
Written by: Chelsea Pitcher - @Chelsea_Pitcher - (Interview)
Published by: Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster
Published May 2013 - YA
http://books.simonandschuster.com/S-Word/Chelsea-Pitcher/9781451695168

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THE KEY AND THE FLAME
Written by: Claire M. Caterer - @ClaireCaterer
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published April 2013 - Grades 3 - 7
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Key-the-Flame/Claire-M-Caterer/9781442457416

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LEGACY OF THE CLOCKWORK KEY
Written by: Kristin Bailey - @KBaileyBooks
Published by: Simon Pulse
Published March 2013 - Grades 9 and up - Books #1 of The Secret Order
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Legacy-of-the-Clockwork-Key/Kristin-Bailey/Secret-Order-The/9781442440265

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GHOULISH SONG
Written by: William Alexander - @williealex
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published March 2013 - Grades 3-7
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Ghoulish-Song/William-Alexander/9781442427303

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BETTER NATE THAN EVER
Written by: Tim Federle - @TimFederle - (Interview)
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Published Feb 2013 - Grades 4-8
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Better-Nate-Than-Ever/Tim-Federle/9781442446892

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TRIPLE TROUBLE
Written by: Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy - @juliadevillers
Published by: Aladdin
Published January 2013 - Grades 4-8
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Triple-Trouble/Julia-DeVillers/9781442434066

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