(Consortium, dist.)

Chaff n' Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy ($15.99) by Amanda Chin and Luke Feldman, illus. by Feldman. When a lost mosquito interrupts Mai's sleep, her friend Chaff suggests they escort it home. (4-8)

You Might Be a Monster and Other Stories I Made Up ($15.99) by Atta Boy. To avoid getting into trouble, Gustav claims he has become a monster. (4-8)


Tales from the Chinese Zodiac adds The Year of the Ox by Oliver Chin, illus. by Miah Alcorn ($15.95, 4-8).



New iBaby Float-Alongs are Tiny Tugboats and Little Turtles ($12.99 each, up to 3). green start debuts with one tree, baby animals, the five senses and in the garden ($6.99 each, 3-6). Little Pirate launches with Is a Spider an Insect? and What's in the Egg? ($9.99 each, 3-6). Junior Groovies offers At the Seashore and In the Wild ($12.99 each, 3-6). And Letters for Freedom starts up with The American Revolution ($16.99, 8-up).

Paperback Series

Now I'm Reading! Read It • Write It • Draw It starts up with The Bus Stop, Where Is My Hat?, The Neat Pig, Where Is My Home?, Spooky Night and The Princess Who Never Smiled ($4.99 each, 4-7). Now I'm Reading! Games are Sight Word Slap and Hangman Riddles ($9.99 each, 4-7). And Phonics Comics adds Teeny Genie, The Fearless Four: Braced for Battle and Twisted Tales II ($3.99 each, 6-up).



Elvina's Mirror ($14) by Sylvie Weil. In this sequel to My Guardian Angel, Rashi's teenage granddaughter defies her community to help a friend. (10-up)

Naomi's Song ($14) by Selma Kritzer Silverberg is a fictionalized account of the life of biblical figure Naomi. (12-up)


The Lonely Shadow ($19.95) by Clay Rice. A shadow searching for a friend finds a boy seeking a shadow. (4-8)


Kirby’s Derby: Pop-Up Animals on Wheels ($15.99) by George White, illus. by Jason O’Malley, paper engineering by Bruce Foster. In this tale, animals drive cars that look like their favorite foods. (All ages)

Barnacle Carnival: A Pop-Up Underwater Festival of Fun ($17.99) by Jessica Southwick, paper engineering by Renee Jablow. A parent and child crab enjoy an underwater carnival. (All ages)


Paperback Series

Social Studies Connects adds Whoa! UFO! by Kirsten Larsen, illus. by Barry Gott; and The Messiest Room on the Planet by Monica Kulling and Nan Walker, illus. by Jerry Smath ($5.95 each, 5-7). Science Solves It! offers Who Needs It? by Eleanor May, illus. by Blanche Sims ($5.95, 6-8). And the Milo and Jazz Mysteries debuts with The Case of the Stinky Socks and The Case of the Poisoned Pig by Lewis Montgomery, illus. by Amy Wummer ($6.95 each, 7-11).

Paperback Series in Spanish

Math Matters in españolcontinues withEl chico del despegue (The Blast Off Kid) by Laura Driscoll, trans. by Alma B. Ramirez, illus. by Rebecca Thornburgh ($5.95, 5-7); and Sam y sus cuadrados de zapatos (Sam's Sneaker Squares) by Nat Gabriel, illus. by Ron Fritz; Locura por las mariposas (Butterfly Fever) by Lori Haskins, illus. by Jerry Smath; and El misterio del arco iris (The Rainbow Mystery) by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Barry Gott, all trans. by Ramirez ($5.95 each, 6-8).


Norman and Brenda ($9.95) by Colin Thompson stars two antiheroes and focuses on love, loneliness and friendship. (All ages)

Not All Animals Are Blue ($15.95) by Beatrice Boutignon is a concept book that looks at the differences among various creatures. (2-6)

A Friend ($14.95) by Anette Bley explores many types of friendship. (3-up)

Super Duck ($15.95) by Jez Alborough is the latest adventure starring the animals friends from Duck in the Truck and its sequels. (3-7)

My Japan ($14.95) by Etsuko Watanabe. A girl highlights aspects of her daily life in Japan. (5-9)

Moonrunner ($15.95) by Mark Thomason. In the 1890s, an American boy emigrates to Australia and bonds with a stallion. (9-14)

Hannah's Winter ($15.95) by Kierin Meehan. An Australian teenager spends a semester in Japan. (9-14)

Paperback Series

Toddler Tales offers Froggy Green by Anna Walker ($4.99, 1-4). Pet Vet launches with Cranky Paws and The Mare's Tale by Darrell and Sally Odgers ($4.95 each, 7-11). And The Wicket Chronicles continues with Ice Road by Joan Lennon ($5.95, 7-12).


When It's Purim ($5.95) by Edie Stoltz Zolkower, illus. by Barbara Bjornson, describes the tradition of baking hamentaschen at Purim. (1-4)

Alef-Bet Yoga for Kids ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Bill and Ruth Goldeen explains how to use yoga poses to imitate the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. (3-7)

Nachshon Who Was Afraid to Swim: A Passover Story ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illus. by Jago. A boy overcomes his fears in this story based on the biblical legend of Nachshon. (3-7)

My First Yiddish Word Book ($17.95), ed. by Joni Sussman, illus. by Pepi Marzel, introduces 200 words. (3-7)

Benjamin and the Silver Goblet ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Natascia Ugliano, retells a biblical tale featuring Joseph and his brothers. (5-9)


Sammy Spider returns in Sammy Spider's First Day of School by Sylvia A. Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn ($16.95, paper $7.95, 3-8).


(PGW, dist.)

The Dreadful Doings of Jelly Belly ($7.95) by Dennis Lee, illus. by Nora Hilb. A board-book poem about this character. (up to 5)

The Kitty Ran Up the Tree ($7.95) by Dennis Lee, illus. by Nora Hilb, is a board book centering on a girl and her cat. (up to 5)

Skyscraper ($7.95) by Dennis Lee, illus. by Nora Hilb. This board book offers a bedtime story revealing how day progresses into night. (up to 5)

A Bear in War ($19.95) by Harry Endrulat and Stephanie Innes, illus. by Brian Deines, relays the true story of a teddy bear that a Canadian boy sent overseas during WWI to help protect his soldier father. (6-up)


Girl #3 ($9.95) by Nichole McGill. A teen obsessed with the murders of two local girls realizes that she is being stalked. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Salt and Pepper adds Shivers and Shakes by David Poulsen ($6.95, 8-12).


The Imaginary Garden ($16.95) by Andrew Larson, illus. by Irene Luxbacher. A girl and her grandfather create an imaginary garden. (3-7)

Stanley's Beauty Contest ($17.95) by Linda Bailey, illus. by Bill Slavin. In his fourth adventure, Stanley tries to win a contest with a dog cookie prize. (3-7)

Edward and the Eureka Lucky Wish Company ($16.95) by Barbara Todd, illus. by Patricia Storms. What happens when Edward gets a coupon for three wishes? (4-7)

Follow That Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills ($16.95) by Scot Ritchie is an interactive book demonstrating basic mapping concepts. (4-7)

Scaredy Squirrel at Night ($16.95) by Mélanie Watt tackles Scaredy's fear of sleeping. (4-8)

Claire and the Water Wish ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Janice Poon. In this graphic novel, Claire and her friends help bring the polluters of a lake to justice. (7-10)

Why Do Horses Have Manes? ($14.95) by Elizabeth MacLeod provides questions and answers about horses. (8-12)

You Are Weird: Your Body's Peculiar Parts and Funny Functions ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Diane Swanson, illus. by Kathy Boake, examines the workings of the body. (8-12)

Chill: Discover the Cool (and Creative) Side of Your Fridge ($17.95, paper $9.95) by Allan Peterkin, illus. by Mike Shiell, includes facts about fridges, crafts, quizzes and games. (8-up)

Are You Afraid Yet?: The Science Behind Scary Stuff ($17.95, paper $9.95) by Stephen James O'Meara, illus. by Jeremy Kaposy, examines such phenomena as UFOs, vampires, ghosts and haunted houses. (9-12)

Seeing Red ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Anne Louise MacDonald. Frankie can dream the future—and it doesn't look good. (10-14)

Pieces of Me ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Charlotte Gingras, trans. by Susan Ouriou. In this novel, a teenage girl battles loneliness and prevails over tragedy. (12-up)


Starting Art adds 123 I Can Collage by Irene Luxbacher ($14.95, paper $6.95, 3-7). Who Lives Here? greets Forest Animals by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Pat Stephens ($14.95, paper $5.95, 4-7). Have You Ever Seen debuts with Have You Ever Seen a Duck in a Raincoat? by Etta Kaner, illus. by Jeff Szuc ($14.95, 4-7). Kids Can Read welcomes Marie Curie by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by John Mantha ($14.95, paper $3.95, 6-8). The Martin Bridge series concludes with Onwards and Upwards! by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illus. by Joseph Kelly ($16.95, paper $6.95, 7-10). And Dracula Madness by Mary Labatt, illus. by Jo Rioux, launches the Sam & Friends Mystery series ($16.95, paper $7.95, 7-10).


The New Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts ($18.95) by Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by Caroline Price. This updated, redesigned edition includes 20 new crafts. (3-7)


10 Kings and Queens Who Changed the World ($14.95) by Clive Gifford, illus. by David Cousens. Manga-style art illustrates profiles of influential royals. (10-14)


I Wonder Why (Flip the Flaps) adds Farm Animals by Karen Wallace, illus. by Nicki Palin; and Pets by Hannah Wilson, illus. by John Butler ($7.99 each, 3-6). Ask Dr. K. Fisher issues Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Weather by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Kate Sheppard ($10.99, 4-8). Through Time presents Through Time: London by Richard Platt, illus. by Manuela Cappon ($16.95, 6-10). Speed Machines by Miranda Smith joins Kingfisher Young Knowledge ($12.95, 9-12). And Navigators releases Ancient Rome by Philip Steele and Planet Earth by Barbara Taylor ($10.99 each, 9-12).


Astronomy: Out of this World! ($8.95) by Dan Green, created and illus. by Simon Basher, is an exploration of outer space, from the team behind Biology, Physics and The Periodic Table. (10-up)

Paperback Series

I Am Reading gains Jumping Jack by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Garry Parsons; and The Ugly Egg by Lou Kuenzler, illus. by David Hitch ($3.99 each, 4-8). The Pet Sitter debuts with Dixie in Danger and Tiger Taming by Julie Sykes, illus. by Nathan Reed ($5.99 each, 6-10). Zodiac Girls by Cathy Hopkins greets Dancing Queen ($5.99, 9-12). And Gifted by Marilyn Kaye launches with Out of Sight, Out of Mind and Better Late Than Never ($6.99 each, 10-14).


Paperback Series

Hammond Puzzle Books offers Sports Puzzles, Animal Puzzles, Space Puzzles and 50 States Puzzles ($4.99 each, 7-12).



599 Verbs ($15.99) presents conjugations of Spanish verbs. (All ages)


Paperback Series

NewHammond Fact Atlases are World War II, Horses, Vampires, Space and Dinosaurs ($15.99 each, 8-12).


Titles in Spanish

Pum, cuac, muu (Thump, Quack, Moo) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($16.99, 5-7); El lorito pelón (The Featherless Parrot) by Hilda Perera, illus. by Rapi Diego and Martha Flores ($15.99, 6-8); and El jardín del niño (A Child's Garden) by Michael Foreman ($14.99, 7-10).


No voy a dormer/I Am Not Going to Sleep ($7.99) by Christiane Gribel, illus. by Orlando. In this bilingual tale, a girl insists she is not sleepy at bedtime. (4-6)

Paperback in Spanish

¡Corre, Nicolás, corre! (Hurry Up, Nicholas!) by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Bruno St-Aubin ($6.99, 7-9).


Paul Robeson ($18.95, paper $9.95) by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by George Ford, is a biography of this actor, singer and political activist. (6-11)

Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story ($17.95) by Paula Yoo, illus. by Lin Wang, chronicles the life of this Chinese American film actress. (6-11)

Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life ($19.95) by Jan Reynolds. Photos illustrate this examination of sustainable rice farming in Bali. (7-12)

Sacred Mountain: Everest ($19.95) by Christine Taylor-Butler is a photo-essay focusing on Everest and the people who live, work and adventure in its environs. (7-12)

I and I Bob Marley ($19.95) by Tony Medina, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson, offers a biography in verse of this Jamaican musician. (8-12)

Title in Spanish

Yum!¡Qué rico! Brotes de las Américas (Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! America's Sproutings) by Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López ($17.95, paper $8.95, 5-11).


Mr. Gator Hits the Beach ($16.99) by Julie McLaughlin, illus. by Ann Marie McKay. Mr. Gator follows a sea turtle to the ocean for a swim. (6-9)

Shackles ($16.99) by Marjory Heath Wentworth, illus. by Leslie Darwin Pratt-Thomas. Boys searching for buried treasure on South Carolina’s Sullivan’s Island dig up a set of slave shackles. (6-9)


Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem ($16.95) by Chris Monroe. The hero of Monkey with a Tool Belt hears a mysterious noise in his tree house. (4-8)

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland ($22.95) by Sally M. Walker investigates human remains found at colonial-era sites. (10-14)

The Rule of Claw ($18.95) by John Brindley. Can the only human teens left on earth avoid being kidnapped by savage Raptors? (12-18)

Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride: America's First Cross-Country Automobile Trip ($16.95) by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, illus. by Wes Hargis, chronicles Dr. Horatio Jackson's 1903 car ride from San Francisco to New York. (5-9)

Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: More About Antonyms ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable, is a follow-up to Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? (7-11)


Mallory returns in Red, White & True Blue Mallory by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis ($15.95, 7-11). And Alien Agent adds Camp Alien by Pamela F. Service, illus. by Mike Gorman ($16.95, 9-12).



Artful Reading ($9.95) by Bob Raczka. Paintings and stories celebrate art and reading. (4-9)

Jazzy Jewelry, Pretty Purses, and More! ($7.95) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Nicole in den Bosch, is a guide to making 21 accessories. (7-11)

Paperback Series

Time Goes By offers A Day at a Zoo and A Day at an Airport by Sarah Harrison; A Day in a City, A Year at a Construction Site and A Year at a Farm by Nicholas Harris; A Year in a Castle by Rachel Coombs; and A Year in the World of Dinosaurs and A Year on a Pirate Ship by Elizabeth Havercroft ($6.95 each, 5-9).


Paperback Series

Twisted Journeys issues Agent Mongoose and the Hypno-Beam Scheme by Dan Jolley, illus. by Matt Wendt; and The Goblin King by Alaya Johnson, illus. by Meg Gandy ($7.95 each, 9-13). And The ElseWhere Chronicles debuts with The Shadow Door, The Shadow Spies and The Master of Shadows by Nykko, illus. by Bannister ($6.95 each, 9-14).


My Sister Is Annoying! And Other Prayers for Children ($16.95) by Joe Kempf. This collection includes a CD featuring readings of the prayers. (5-9)


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

The Three Bill Goats' Stuff ($14.95) by Bob Hartman, illus. by Jacqueline East. In this retelling, a troll takes his bullying too far. (5-7)


When the Moon Forgot ($17.99) by Jimmy Liao. A boy befriends the moon when it forgets to rise in the sky. (All ages)

The Curious Garden ($16.99) by Peter Brown. With Liam's care, an abandoned garden thrives and spreads throughout the city. (3-6)

Dinotrux ($16.99) by Chris Gall visits a world of dinosaur-truck hybrids, including Craneosaurus and Garbageadon. (3-6)

Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? ($16.99) by Denise Vega, illus. by Erin Eitter Kono, is a story touching on death, love and growing up. (3-6)

I Don't Want a Posh Dog! ($15.99) by Emma Dodd. A girl sets out to find the perfect, cozy canine. (3-6)

The I Love You Book ($9.99) by Todd Parr celebrates unconditional love. (3-6)

Martha Doesn't Say Sorry ($15.99) by Samantha Berger, illus. by Bruce Whatley. A stubborn otter discovers the benefits of apologizing. (3-6)

Sergio Saves the Game! ($15.99) by Edel Rodriguez. Sergio practices his soccer skills in this follow-up to Sergio Makes a Splash! (3-6)

Confetti Girl ($15.99) by Diane Lopez introduces a teen coping with her mother's death, a boy-crazy best friend, her father's book obsession and her own crush. (8-12)

Fortune's Magic Farm ($15.99) by Suzanne Selfors. When an orphan inherits a farm, she must use its magic to save her town. (8-12)

The Mousehunter ($15.99) by Alex Milway. Emiline joins the hunt for the legendary pirate, Mousebeard. (8-12)

Rumblewick's Diary #1: My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School ($9.99) by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Sarah Warburton. A cat is exasperated by his witch's behavior in this diary-style series. (8-12)

Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall ($16.99) by Emily Bearn offers three tales about two mice who must protect the children they watch over. (8-12)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon ($15.99) by Grace Lin. A girl sets out to find the old man in the moon, hoping he can help her fulfill her dreams. (8-12)

Everything Is Fine. ($16.99) by Ann Dee Ellis. Mazzy struggles to care for her depressed mother and find a way to bring her family back together. (12-up)

North of Beautiful ($16.99) by Justina Chen Headley. A girl who feels trapped meets another outsider who may help her feel free. (12-up)

Radioactive Love Song ($17.99) by Sherman Alexie. After his mother's death, a teen embarks on a road trip, hoping to find his place in his Native American culture and in modern America. (12-up)

Sleepaway Girls ($16.99) by Jen Calonita. A summer camp counselor contends with romantic triangles, rivalries and a rebellious best friend. (12-up)

Twenty Boy Summer ($16.99) by Sarah Ockler. During a summer trip, Anna and best friend Frankie seek first romance, but also come to learn about the nature of grief. (12-up)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ($14.99, paper $8.99) by Nagaru Tanigawa launches a fiction series, based on the bestselling manga, about a teen unaware that she has the power to destroy the universe. (13-up)

Diary of a Chav: Posh and Prejudice ($16.99) by Grace Dent. In this sequel, Shiraz learns that she has qualified for higher-level classes. (15-up)


Atherton by Patrick Carman adds The Dark Planet ($16.99, 8-12). Suddenly Supernatural continues with Scaredy Kat and Unhappy Medium by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel ($10.99 each, 8-12). Black Heart by Justin Somper joins Vampirates ($15.99, 8-12). Darren Shan's The Demonata gains Wolf Island ($16.99, 12-up). And Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita welcomes Paparazzi Princess ($16.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features by Kirk Scroggs offers Jurassic Grampa ($3.99, 6-9). And Matt Christopher's Sport Series releases On the Field with Albert Pujols ($4.99, 8-12).


Dinosaur ($19.99) by Professor Henry R. Gideon. A paleontologist's interactive journal reveals his dinosaur discoveries. (All ages)

Baby Colors and Baby Giggles ($6.99 each) by Rachael Hale are concept board books featuring photos of babies. (up to 3)

Bedtime Bunny ($7.99) by Sandra Magsamen. This bedtime tale starring a cheerful rabbit comes with a finger puppet. (up to 3)

My Spanish Touch-and-Feel Book of Colors ($6.99) by Rebecca Emberley is an interactive, bilingual introduction to colors. (up to 3)

Somebunny Loves You ($6.99) by Rachel Hale. Photos show animals welcoming spring. (up to 3)

Welcome, Little One ($15.99) by Sandra Magsamen. This celebration of newborns features pop-ups, touch-and-feel elements and a musical chip. (up to 3)

Duck's Not Afraid of the Dark! ($10.99) by Ethan Long. Turning lights on and off, Duck realizes that he really isn't afraid of the dark. (3-6)

Pets Go Pop! ($17.99) by Bob Staake. In this pop-up, animals prepare to board the bus for pet school. (3-6)


Paperback Series

The Clique continues with P.S. I Loathe You by Lisi Harrison ($9.99, 12-up). Hollywood Royalty by Zoey Dean joins The A-List ($9.99, 15-up). Gossip Girl: The Carlyles offers Take a Chance on Me by Cecily von Ziegesar ($10.99, 15-up). And The It Girl adds Adored by von Ziegesar ($10.99, 15-up).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! ($15.95) by Cecily Matthews and Lorette Broekstra is about a bashful rooster who learns to use his voice. (2-5)

Daddy Does the Cha Cha Cha! ($15.95) by David Bedford and Bridget Strevens-Marzo. Dad's dancing leaves Dougie without room to move around. (2-5)

Who's Yawning? ($9.95) by David Bedford and Leonie Washington is a flap book starring a number of sleepy animals. (2-5)

I Could Be a Superhero! ($15.95) by Chris Hornsey and Gwyn Perkins focuses on a puppy's ambitious daydreams. (3-7)

Possum and Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words ($16.95) by Bronwyn Bancroft is an illustrated vocabulary book. (5-7)


What's the Time, Missie Mouse? ($9.95) by Maisie Munro and Loretta Brokestra is an interactive concept book featuring moveable clock hands. (up to 3)



The Dust of 100 Dogs ($9.95) by A.S. King. A 17th-century pirate is reborn as an American teenager—and wants her treasure back. (14-up)

This Is What I Want to Tell You ($9.95) by Heather Duffy Stone. Twins are consumed by secrets they keep from each other. (14-up)

The Glass Maker's Daughter ($9.95) by V. Briceland follows a 16-year-old in a bewitched medieval city, after she is denied from pursuing her family's magical trade. (14-up)

Vamped ($9.95) by Lucienne Diver. A vain teenager's disastrous prom ends with her becoming a vampire. (14-up)

Initiation ($9.95) by Susan Fine is about Mauricio's struggles at an elite prep school for boys. (14-up)


When I Visit the Farm ($19.95) by Crystal Beshara. A girl visiting a farm discovers the wonders of nature. (3-5)


Penelope returns in Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party by Sheri Radford, illus. by Christine Tripp ($19.95, paper $9.95, 4-6).


If You Live Like Me ($14.95) by Lori Weber. When her father's anthropology work transplants the family to Newfoundland, Cheryl is desperate to return to Montreal. (13-17)

Wolf Pack of the Winisk River ($10.95) by Paul Brown, illus. by Robert Kakegamic. On a long winter journey in northern Ontario, a wolf struggles to stay alive. (14-18)

Paperback Series

Abby and Tess Pet-Sitters presents Goldfish Don’t Take Bubble Baths, Lizards Don’t Wear Lip Gloss, Piglets Don’t Watch Television and Hamsters Don’t Glow in the Dark by Trina Wiebe, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($6.95 each, 7-9). And Grim Hill adds The Forgotten Secret by Linda DeMeulemeester ($10.95, 9-12).


(Ingram, dist.)

Knock! Knock! ($9.95) by Anna-Clara Tidholm is an interactive bedtime tale. (1-up)

When Two Get Up and When Two Say Goodnight ($14.95 each) by Tor Age Bringsvaerd, illus. by Tina Soli, are tales about waking up; and going to sleep. (2-4)

Princess Arabella's Birthday ($14.95) by Mylo Freeman introduces a spoiled princess who demands an elephant for her birthday. (4-up)

Ruffen: Escape to Loch Ness ($16.95) by Tor Age Bringsvaerd, illus. by Thore Hansen, is a sequel to Ruffen: The Sea Serpent Who Couldn't Swim. (6-up)


(New Leaf, dist.)

Rabbit’s Song ($16.95) by S.J. Tucker and Trudy Herring, illus. by W. Lyon Martin. Rabbit, Coyote, Raven and Crow star in this trickster tale. (4-8)


Sometimes I’m Scared ($14.95) by Jane Annunziata and Marc Nemiroff, illus. by Bryan Langdo, offers advice for coping with everyday fears. (4-8)

Attention, Girls! ($16.95, paper $12.95) by Patricia Quinn, illus. by Carl Pearce, outlines techniques for managing attention disorders. (9-12)


Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD ($14.95) by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern, illus. by Joe Lee, presents activities that help youngsters set priorities, plan and maintain control of daily life. (8-13)

My Anxious Mind ($14.95) by Michael Tompkins and Katherine Martinez, illus. by Michael Sloan, provides cognitive-behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety. (12-18)


Beach Day! ($7.99) by Anahid Hamparian, illus. by Kristin Sorra, is a board book about a family's trip to the beach. (1-3)

Fun Dog, Sun Dog ($7.99) by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by Tim Bowers, is a board book introducing a beach-loving golden retriever. (1-3)

Kid Tea ($7.99) by Elizabeth Ficocelli, illus. by Glin Dibley. Two kids turn bathwater different colors throughout the week in this board book. (1-3)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($17.99) by Gennady Spirin. This retelling dresses the characters in Renaissance costumes. (3-7)

Silly Tilly ($14.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by David Slonim. The other animals complain that Tilly's too silly, yet they're unhappy when she stops her antics (3-7)

Zoo Day ¡Olé! A Counting Book ($17.99) by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Santiago Cohen. A grandmother and granddaughter count animals in English and Spanish. (3-7)

Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising! ($17.99) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, is the latest from the team behind Airplanes, Cars and Trains. (3-7)

The Birthday Pet ($16.99) by Ellen Javernick, illus. by Kevin O'Malley. After receiving a dog, kitten, rat and bird, Danny finally gets the turtle he wished for. (4-8)

Gorilla Garage ($16.99) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Vincent Nguyen. Monkey mechanics help a father and son when their car breaks down. (5-8)

Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ($16.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Steve Cox. Animal pals help Pinch the Pack Rat part with his stuff. (3-8)

Old House, New House ($17.99) by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Katherine Potter, follows a girl's ups and downs as her family moves to a new house. (4-8)

Squawking Matilda ($17.99) by Lisa Horstman. Mae finds out that caring for a chicken is not an easy task. (4-8)

The Three Little Tamales ($17.99) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Valeria Docampo, is a southwestern take on The Three Little Pigs. (4-8)

Little Swan ($17.99) by Jonathan London, illus. by Kristina Rodanas, explores the life cycle of a swan. (4-8)

Rocks! Rocks! Rocks! ($17.99) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace follows Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! and Shells! Shells! Shells!(4-8)

The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceañera Tale ($17.99) by Caren McNelly McCormack, illus. by Martha Avilés. Ignored on the day of her big sister's birthday celebration, Lolo finds a way to get attention. (5-9)

Garibaldi's Biscuits ($17.99) by Ralph Steadman. An unlikely army defeats the French. (6-9)

Diego: Bigger Than Life ($18.99) by Carmen Bernier-Grand, illus. by David Diaz, is a picture-book biography of Diego Rivera. (8-12)

Rumi: Whirling Dervish ($19.99) by Demi centers on this 13th-century mystical poet. (9-12)

Lost ($16.99) by Jacqueline Davies. This novel about friendship, loss and resiliency is set in Manhattan's Lower East Side in the early 1900s. (12-up)

Watersmeet ($16.99) by Ellen Jensen Abbott. In this fantasy, a teenage girl copes with prejudice, war and family secrets. (12-up)

The Snog Log ($16.99) by Michael Coleman. Robbie and his friends devise a kissing contest. (12-up)


Emma Dilemmastars inEmma Dilemma and the Camping Nanny by Patricia Hermes ($15.99, 8-11). And Manolito Four-Eyes returns in Manolito Four-Eyes: The 2nd Volume of the Great Encyclopedia of My Life by Elvira Lindo, trans. by Caroline Travalia, illus. by Emilio Urberuaga ($15.99, 8-12).


(IPG, dist.)

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Bella Balistica stars in Bella Balistica and the Forgotten Kingdom by Adam Guillain ($9.95, 9-12).


(PGW, dist.)

Water Steps ($16.95, paper $6.95) by A. LaFaye is a tale of summer adventure, a magical lake and learning to conquer one's fears. (8-13)


(Random House, dist.)

A Practical Guide to Faeries ($12.95) by Susan Morris, illus. by Emily Fiegenschuh et al., examines the habits and habitats of various kinds of faeries. (6-10)


The Dragon Codices continues with Brass Dragon Codex and Green Dragon Codex by R.D. Henham ($9.95 each, 8-12).



Planet Earth issues Full-Color Photographic DeluxePadded Board Book ($14.99, 3-up). And My Little Pony offers Full-Color Deluxe Padded Activity Board Book ($14.99, 3-up).

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Keroppi offers Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.49, 3-up). Sesame Street welcomes Bath Time Bubble Books ($4.99, 3-up). Wonder Woman appears in Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.49, 3-up). Disney Suite Life on Deck offers Party Planner ($4.99, 5-up). Disney Wizards of Waverly Place continues with Party Planner ($4.99, 5-up); Full-Color Photographic Ultimate Sticker Book ($8.99, 5-up); Full-Color Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up); and A Day in the Life Book ($4.99, 7-up). Hello Kitty returns in Gatefold Activity Book with Stickers and Press-Outs ($4.99, 5-up). Project Runway presents Gatefold Activity Book with Stickers and Stencils ($4.99, 5-up). Disney Hannah MontanaThe Movie offers A Day in the Life Book ($4.99, 7-up) and Full-Color Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up). Disney JONAS adds Full-Color Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up). Disney Sonny with a Chance releases Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up). And Disney Princess Protection Program offers 2-Color Giant Activity Book ($2.99, 7-up).


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Daughters of the Faith adds Freedom's Pen by Wendy Lawton ($6.99, 8-12).


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Also Rans releases Coming Across Jordan by Mable Singletary ($6.99, 8-12). And Yasmin Peace debuts with Finding Your Faith, Believing in Hope and Experiencing the Joy by Stephanie Perry Moore ($6.99 each, 12-15).


What Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed the World ($17.95) by Rosalyn Schanzer draws from Darwin's journals and books. (10-14)

Our Country's Presidents ($24.95) by Ann Bausum. This guide to U.S. presidents is updated to include Barack Obama. (10-up)

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln ($18.95) by Lynda Jones focuses on this former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and confidante. (10-up)

Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War ($18.95) by Thomas B. Allen reveals Abraham Lincoln's role in the development of military technology during the Civil War. (10-up)

Earth in the Hot Seat: Bulletins from a Warming World ($19.95) by Marfe Ferguson Delano is a photo-essay addressing global warming. (10-up)

Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration ( $21.95) by Ann Bausum is a history of immigration based on personal tales of obstacles and prejudice. (10-up)


ZigZag continues with The Bones You Own and What’s in That Egg? by Becky Baines ($16.95 each, 5-8). Face to Face with Animals offers Face to Face with Gorillas by Michael Nichols and Face to Face with Sharks by David Doubilet($16.95 each, 6-9). Holidays Around the World presents Celebrate Chinese New Year with Fireworks, Dragons and Lanterns by Carolyn Otto ($15.95, 6-9). How to Get Rich adds How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail by Tod Olson ($18.95, 10-14). National Geographic Countries Around the World releases Laos by A. Kamala Dalal, Portugal by Zilah Deckker, Sweden by Charles Phillips and Turkey by Sarah Shields ($27.90 each, 10-up). Joining National Geographic Investigates: Science is The Human Brain: Inside Your Brain’s Control Room by Kathleen Simpson ($17.95, 10-up). Photobiographies welcomes Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allen Poe by Karen Lange ($19.95, 10-up). And Paul Robert Walker’s Remember Little Rock: The Time, the People, the Stories is a new Remember title ($17.95, 10-up).

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Mama Mirabelle adds What’s in a Tail? and Big Enough by Laura Marsh ($3.99 each, 3-6). Marsh’s Toot’s Tour of India and Take a Leap! are new Toot and Puddle books ($3.99 each, 3-6). National Geographic Readers issues Storms! by Miriam Goin, Snakes! by Melissa Stewart and Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Penguins! by Anne Schreiber ($3.99, 4-6). And World History Biographies welcomes Anne Frank: The Young Writer Who Told the World Her Story by Ann Kramer ($7.95, 8-12).


(Random House, dist.)

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things ($16.95) by Ruby Roth introduces these concepts with animals shown in their natural state and in factory farm conditions. (6-10)


Dazzle the Dinosaur ($5.95) by Marcus Pfister. A dino with glittering spines helps find a new home for the Maiasauruses. (1-up)

When a Coconut Falls on Your Head ($9.95) by Hans-Christian Schmidt, illus. by Andreas Német, is a lift-the-flap tale about feeling under the weather. (1-up)

Play with Rainbow Fish ($17.95) by Marcus Pfister is the first pop-up tale starring this character. (3-up)

Bertie: Just Like Daddy ($16.95) by Marcus Pfister. A young hippo wants to be just like his father, who wants to be just like his son. (3-up)

Hooray for Spring! ($15.95) by Kazuo Iwamura. The squirrel family from Hooray for Snow! welcomes a warmer season. (3-up)

“I Have a Little Problem,” Said the Bear ($16.95) by Heinz Janisch, illus. by Silke Leffler, is a story about miscommunication. (3-up)

Little Ant Big Thinker or Where Does the Ocean End? ($16.95) by Andre Usatschow, illus. by Alexandra Junge. A little ant and his pals ponder big questions. (3-up)

Papa Is a Pirate ($16.95) by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel explores what Papa does for a living. (3-up)

Pip in the Grand Hotel ($16.95) by Johannes Hucke, illus. by Daniel Muller, is a seek-and-find book set in a posh hotel. (3-up)

The Ugly Duckling ($16.95) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Pirkko Vaino, retells this classic tale. (3-up)


¡Nos encanta la escuela!/We Love School! ($6.95) by Marilyn Janovitz is a bilingual edition of this picture book.

Paperback in Spanish

Papás (Daddies) by Lila Prap, trans. by F. Isabel Campy and Alma Flor Ada ($6.95, 3-up).


(PGW, dist.)

The Chirp Book ($14.95) by Bob Kain rounds up comics, stories and puzzles featuring the character from Chirp Magazine. (3-6)

chickaDEE Animal Adventures ($19.95) by Stéphanie Ledu. Photos illustrate this look at animal characteristics and behaviors. (5-up)


ARTastic! ($14.95) by Jochen Gerner outlines 200 art activities. (5-up)

You Crack Me Up! ($8.95) by Jay Stephens and Steve Manale offers comics, puzzles and jokes starring feathered friends Chick and Dee. (6-up)

CTON's Super A-maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics! ($16.95) by Clayton Hanmer compiles comics, mazes and puzzles. (8-up)

Try This at Home ($10.95) presents do-it-yourself ecological activities. (9-up)

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Chirp offers Travels with Chirp, Read with Chirp and Play with Chirp ($4.95 each, 3-up). And Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook releases Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Liam O'Donnell, illus. by Michael Cho ($9.95 each, 9-up).


(PGW, dist.)

Just a Minute! ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Stephen MacEachern, examines what can happen in a minute, an hour, a day, a year, etc. (7-10)

The Insecto-files ($22.95, paper $10.95) by Helaine Becker, illus. by Claudia Dávila, compiles insect facts and experiments. (8-12)


Canadian Flyer Adventures issues On the Case! by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Leanne Franson ($17.95, paper $7.95, 6-9).



Oxford Children's Classics adds Call of the Wild by Jack London and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ($9.95 each, 5-up).

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Oxford First Words Series presents First Russian Words, First Chinese Words, First Italian Words, First Arabic Words and First Polish Words, all illus. by David Melling ($12.95 each, 8-up).