Thursday, September 25, 2014

Doctor Grundy's Undies hits the shelves today

Doctor Grundy lost his undies.
His best ones, supersized!

When a strong wind blows past Doctor Grundy’s clothesline, away fly his undies.

They land on a pirate ship, are blown on to Scotland, get a mend in China – but will they ever find their way back home?

Doctor Grundy’s Undies is a funny, colourful picture book for primary age kids from Thames author Dawn McMillan and Auckland illustrator Ross Kinnaird – whose previous works include the bestselling I Need a New Bum! and Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?

“The idea for the mischievous undies came from the Dad’s underwear in I Need a New Bum!” remembers Dawn. “What if Doctor Grundy had a pair of equally outrageous boxers?  Anything could happen … and it does!

“The book has had a great response at recent school readings, and I hope everyone has a lot of fun with this one,” she says.

Release Date:  25 September 2014  |  ISBN: 978-1-877514-73-9  |  RRP $19.99

Paperback, 230 x 215 mm, 32 pages colour

Friday, September 19, 2014

I Need a New Butt! Libro bestseller goes to US and Canada

Dover Publications has just published the North American edition of Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird's I Need a New Bum! The enlarged edition comes to the US as I Need a New Butt! with the necessary cultural adjustment on the title.

Dover is a leading children's publisher based in New York. Thanks to Jason Schneider, Steven Sussmann and all at Dover, and here's wishing you the success that Libro International has had with the book in NZ.
For more on the US edition, visit:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

North American distribution kicks off through International Publishers Marketing

The first Libro International books are now available in the US and Canada with the beginning of our distribution partnership with International Publishers Marketing (IPM).

Based in Dulles, Virgina, IPM is a well-known distributor with strong channels to market through bookstores, libraries and academic institutions. We're delighted to be working with Jane Graf and her fine team at IPM.

Follow this link to see more: IPM - Libro International

IPM is starting with 12 of our titles in its Fall 2014/Winter 2015 catalogue, and will follow up with a further 10 in March 2015. Here's what's available now:

The Story of Sir Peter Blake - Tessa Duder
Bullies & Warriors - Tim Tipene
Kura Toa - Tim Tipene
Patu - Tim Tipene
He Puna Iti i te Ao Mārama - Pā Henare Tate
From Silence to Voice - Paola Della Valle
Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand - Jeff Evans
Waka Taua - Jeff Evans
The Musket Wars - Ron Crosby
The Treaty of Waitangi - Ross Calman

Friday, September 5, 2014

Maori Weapons in the news

Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand has sold well and got a good media response since publication on 21 August. Here's author Jeff Evans featured in yesterday's Western Leader, click here to read the article.

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