S&S Children’s signs Kristina Stephenson

S&S Children’s signs Kristina Stephenson

Simon and Schuster Children’s Books has acquired a new picture book series by author and illustrator Kristina Stephenson.
 
The Molly Maybe’s Monsters series features a heroine (Molly Maybe) who travels to Undermunder, a magical world, with her canine friend Waggy Burns. The first book, Molly Maybe’s Monsters: The Dappity Doofer, will be published in July 2015, with a second title to follow in 2016.
 
Stephenson said: “Molly Maybe’s Monsters is a new adventure for me. I’m thrilled to be working with Simon & Schuster and really excited about the series. But then, so is my daughter who’s delighted to have a book character based on her at last.”
 
Picture book editorial director Lara Hancock bought the world rights to two books from Jodie Hodges at United Agents.
 
Stephenson is also the author and illustrator of the Sir Charlie Stinky Socks picture book series, which is published by Egmont.