The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies ($15.95) by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Christa Unzner. Where in children's homes do fairies eat, sleep and play? (4-8)
Wolf Camp ($15.95) by Katie McKy, illus. by Bonnie Leick. After attending a mysterious summer camp, Maddie exhibits wolf-like behavior. (4-8)
H Is for Hong Kong: A Primer in Pictures ($12.95) by Tricia Morissey, illus. by Elizabeth Briel. English and Chinese texts describe daily life in this city. (4-up)
How Noah Knew What to Do ($12.99) by Karen Moore uses the story of this biblical character to deliver a message about obedience and bravery. (4-8)
Jungle Jack's Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World ($16.99) by Jack Hanna. This book on animals includes a DVD of bloopers from Hanna's TV show. (6-10)
The Last Thing I Remember ($14.99) by Andrew Klavan launches The Homelanders series about a teen who can't remember the last year of his life. (14-up)
Gigi, God's Little Princess by Sheila Walsh introduces There's a Princess in Me ($16.99, 3-7). The Lost Books adds Lunatic and Elyon by Ted Dekker and Kaci Hill ($14.99 each, 12-up). And Dreamhouse Kings by Robert Liparulo continues with Gatekeepers and Timescape ($14.99 each, 12-up).
Mission Possible: A 40-Day Adventure with Jesus ($2.99) by Charles R. Swindoll rounds up stories of Jesus' life. (6-10)
So Not Happening ($12.99) by Jenny B. Jones. When her mother remarries, Isabella must leave her life of luxury in Manhattan and move to Oklahoma. (12-up)
Ruby Unscripted ($12.99) by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma. A girl struggles to adjust to her new life after moving to affluent Marin County. (12-up)
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Civilizations: The History of the Ancient World ($12.95) explores the life and artifacts of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Viking empires. (9-12)
Ultimate Tens adds Deadly Animals ($9.95, 7-9).
Starry Night, Sleep Tight ($12.95), illus. by Gail Yerrill, is a collection of lullabies featuring glittery artwork. (1-6).
Colors and Counting ($5.95 each), illus. by Emily Bolam, are concept board books with textured pages. (2-5)
Bunnies Are for Kissing ($7.95) by Allia Zobel Nolan, illus. by Jacqueline East, is a board book starring an affectionate bunny family. (2-5)
The Bear with Sticky Paws Goes to School ($15.95) by Calra Vuillamy. Lily goes to Bear School in this companion to The Bear with Sticky Paws. (3-7)
The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster ($15.95) by David Conway, illus. by Melanie Williamson. Little Miss Muffet wreaks havoc when she ventures into other nursery rhymes. (3-7)
Mole's in Love ($15.95, paper $6.95) by David Bedford, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw. Poor eyesight leads to unexpected results in Morris the Mole's quest for love. (3-7)
Mrs. McGee's Coconut ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Allia Zobel Nolan, illus. by Peter Cottrill, follows the chaotic path of a runaway coconut. (3-7)
Remember Me: Tomah Joseph's Gift to Franklin Roosevelt ($16.95) by Donald Soctomah and Jean Flahive, illus. by Mary Beth Owens. A Passamaquoddy Indian chief befriends young Roosevelt at Campobello Island. (6-10)
Always My Brother ($16.95) by Jean Reagan, illus. by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill. After her brother dies, Becky realizes she can still do the things they enjoyed doing together. (6-10)
Weenies continues with The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies by David Lubar ($15.95, 10-up).
Keyholders debuts with This Side of Magic and The Other Side of Magic by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones ($3.99 each, 7-10).
The Comet's Curse ($16.95) by Dom Testa. A saboteur is hiding on a ship that's taking teens to a distant solar system to escape a deadly virus on earth. (13-up)
Truancy Origins ($17.95) by Isamu Fukui. This prequel to Truancy reveals the origins of the conflict between a despotic mayor and his twin sons. (13-up)
Where's Hanuman?, illus. by Christopher Woods and Ben McClintic. Readers search for Hanuman and his friends within scenes from the Indian epic, Ramayana. (8-up)
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Shrapnel ($9.95) by Robert Swindells. Eager to help during WWII, a British boy gets in over his head. (12-up)
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Pocoyo adds Pocoyo Time to Play!($14.95, up to 3).
A Curious Collection of Cats ($16.99) by Betsy Franco, illus. by Michael Wertz, collects concrete poems about felines. (All ages)
Down by the Station ($15.99) by Jennifer Riggs Vetter, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, expands this familiar song to include other vehicles and sounds. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
Mommy, Mama, and Me and Daddy, Papa, and Me ($7.99 each) by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Carol Thompson. In these tales, a toddler spends the day with same-sex parents. (1-3)
Play with Me ($12.99) by Michael Elsohn Ross, illus. by Julie Downing, shows human and animal parents and offspring at play. (2-up)
Little Goose ($15.99) by David Mraz, illus. by Margot Apple. On a journey around the pond, a goose tries to figure out what round objects remind him of. (3-5)
Oooh! Picasso ($14.95) by Mil Niepold and Jeanyves Verdu focuses on everyday objects that Pablo Picasso transformed into sculptures. (3-5)
A Carousel Tale ($15.99) by Elisa Kleven. When the tail of his favorite carousel animal falls off, a crocodile cares for it during the winter. (3-6)
What Can You Do with a Rebozo?/¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? ($14.99) by Carmen Tafolla, illus. by Amy Córdova. In this bilingual tale, a Mexican-American girl explains the many uses for her mother's red shawl. (3-6)
What Can You Do with a Paleta?/¿Qué puedes hacer con un paleta? ($14.99) by Carmen Tafolla, illus. by Magaly Morales, celebrates this frozen dessert; in English and bilingual editions. (3-6)
The Yankee at the Seder ($16.99) by Elka Weber, illus. by Adam Gustavson. A Yankee shares a Confederate family's Passover meal the day after the Civil War ends. (7-10)
Too Perfect ($15.99) by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Lisa Fields. Maisie longs to be perfect like Kayla, but begins to question whether the girl is really happy. (7-9)
Brand New Emily ($14.99) by Ginger Rue. Teased at school, 14-year-old Emily hires a publicist to change her “brand.” (11-up)
Urban Babies Wear Black adds Jet-Set Babies Wear Wings by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion ($6.95, 1-3). And Busy Chickens by John Schindel, photos by Steven Holt, is a new Busy Book ($6.95, 1-3).
Sacred Stones releases Temple of the Sun by Moyra Caldecott ($7.99, 14-up).
Hello, Goodbye ($16.95) by Arlene Alda. This book of opposites features photos. (2-5)
Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog ($17.95) by Tim Beiser, illus. by Rachel Berman. Searching for a fabulous meal, a frog learns about his neighbors' eating habits. (2-5)
Big and Small, Room for All ($18.95) by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Gillian Newland, reveals how humans, plants and animals make up a child's universe. (2-5)
I Love Chocolate ($12.95) by Davide Calì, illus. by Evelyn Daviddi, introduces a chocolate-loving child. (2-5)
Same Same ($15.95) by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Tom Slaughter, is a concept book celebrating similarities. (2-5)
Our Corner Grocery Store ($19.95) by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Laura Beingessner, centers on a girl who helps out at her grandparents' grocery store. (3-6)
A Wizard in Love ($17.95) by Mireille Levert, illus. by Marie LaFrance. A retired, mean wizard and his cat discover love in an unexpected way. (4-8)
The Lime Green Secret ($19.95) by Georgia Graham. A girl's role as flower girl takes an unanticipated turn. (4-7)
La Primera: The Story of Wild Mustangs ($20.95) by Ian Tyson, illus. by Adeline Halvorson, offers an illustrated version of this song, plus historical notes about mustangs. (7-10)
Lord of the Sky ($16.95) by Linda Zeman-Spaleny, illus. by Ludmila Zeman, celebrates the art and mythology of West Coast native culture. (8-up)
Watching Jimmy ($16.95) by Nancy Hartry. Caroline knows the truth behind how her friend became brain-damaged in this novel set in 1958. (9-up)
The Battle for Duncragglin ($17.95) by Andrew H. Vanderwal. Alex wonders if a haunted castle in Scotland is connected to his parents' disappearance. (11-up)
Puppet ($17.95) by Eva Wiseman is a novel based on one of the last blood libel trials in Hungary in the late 1800s. (11-up)
World Vision Early Readers debuts with Getting There and Mom and Me by Maria Stewart Konrad ($12.95 each, 3-6).
The Castle on Deadman's Island ($10.95) by Curtis Parkinson is a mystery featuring an eccentric millionaire, a woman's disappearance, a skeleton and a ghost. (10-14)
True Horse Stories offers Brigadier: Gentle Hero by Judy Andrekson, illus. by David Parkins ($7.95, 8-11).
Questions from Little Hearts ($14.99) by Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. by Elena Kucharik, compiles four Little Blessings stories about God, angels, heaven and prayer. (up to 4)
Dandi Daley Mackall's Wild Cat and Dark Horse are newStarlight Animal Rescue titles ($5.99 each, 11-15).
Titles in French
Horton Entend un Zou! (Horton Hears a Who!) and Les Oeufs Verts au Jambon (Green Eggs and Ham) by Dr. Seuss ($12.95 each, 4-8).
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Weighty Words, Too ($21.95) by Paul M. Levitt, Elissa S. Guralnick and Douglas A. Burger, illus. by Katherine Karcz. This follow-up to Weighty Words compiles stories that aim to help build vocabularies. (9-up)
VIZ MEDIA/SHOJO BEAT
Heaven's Will ($8.99) by Satoru Takamiya. A girl who can see ghosts meets a cross-dressing young exorcist. (13-up)
Otomen, Volume 1 ($8.99) by Aya Kanno. A boy who hides his love of knitting and shojo comics wonders if he can show his true self to the girl he is falling for. (13-up)
The Magic Touch, Volume 1 ($8.99) by Izumi Tsubaki. A teen's attraction to a guy is thwarted by her insecurity and by other girls, including her twin sister. (13-up)
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Bleach adds Volume 26 ($7.99, 13-up). Dr. Slump offers Volume 17 by Akira Toriyama ($7.99, 13-up). The Law of Ueki continues with Volume 16 by Tsubasa Fukuchi ($7.99, 13-up). And Naruto presents Volume 34 by Masashi Kishimoto ($7.99, 13-up).
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BakéGyamon, Volume 1 ($7.99) by Mitsuhisa Tamura. A stranger takes Sanshiro to a backwards universe to play a game that pits monsters against monsters. (All ages)
Dinosaur Hour!, Volume 1 ($7.99) by Hitoshi Shioya offers comics about the antics of a group dinosaurs. (All ages)
Happy Happy Clover, Volume 1 ($7.99) by Sayuri Tatsuyama relays the adventures of a mischievous bunny and her friends. (All ages)
Leave It to Pet, Volume I ($7.99) by Kenji Sonishi. After being recycled, a plastic bottle transforms into a super robot to protect the boy who recycled him. (All ages)
Let's Find Pokémon! Crystal and Let's Find Pokémon! Gold & Silver ($11.99 each) by Kazunori Aihara are search-and-find books. (All ages)
Naruto: Chapter Book, Volume 5 ($4.99) by Masashi Kishimoto. Young ninjas must keep a bridge builder safe from his enemies. (All ages)
Dragonball: The Movie tie-ins are Chapter Book, Volume I ($4.99, all ages) and Junior Novel ($5.99, all ages), both by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon.
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Oishinbo: Japanese Cuisine, Volume 1 ($8.99) by Tetsu Kariya follows a quest to create a meal that represents the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine. (13-up)
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Shark in the Dark ($15.99) by Peter Bently, illus. by Ben Cort. Sea creatures try to teach a big, mean shark a lesson. (3-6)
The Old Blue Pickup Truck ($16.99) by Candice F. Ransom, illus. by Jenny Mattheson. A day of running errands together creates special memories for a father and daughter. (4-8)
The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure ($16.99) by Michael Foreman. Two lost dinosaurs find their way home. (4-8)
The Lion's Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too ($16.99) by Matthew McElligott. Cake-baking animals provide a lesson in halving and doubling. (4-8)
Pony Island ($16.99) by Candice F. Ransom, illus. by Wade Zahares, tells of the annual Wild Pony Swim on the Assateague and Chincoteague islands. (4-8)
Abigail Iris: The One and Only ($14.99) by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg, illus. by Joy Allen, views family dynamics through the eyes of the youngest child. (7-10)
Winnie's War ($16.99) by Jenny Moss. Winnie tries to help during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. (10-14)
My Fair Godmother ($16.99) by Janette Rallison. Savannah's inept godmother inadvertently sends her back to the Middle Ages. (10-14)
Zenith ($16.99) by Julie Bertagna is a sequel to Exodus. (12-up)
Chasing Boys ($16.99) by Karen Tayleur. El tries to fit in with the popular crowd and attract her crush at her new school. (12-up)
Perfect Chemistry ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Simon Elkeles. Brittany's chemistry partner is a gang member, and their relationship evolves in unexpected ways. (14-up)
Spartan Quest adds Legacy of Blood by Michael Ford ($16.99, 10-14). And joining The Twilight Zone, adapted by Mark Kneece, are The Odyssey of Flight 33, illus. by Robert Garbe; The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, illus. by Rich Ellis, The Midnight Sun, illus. by Anthony Spay; and The Deaths-Head Revisited, illus. by Chris Lie ($16.99 each, paper $9.99, 12-up).
Hero.com: Rise of the Heroes and Villain.net: Council of Evil ($7.99 each) by Andy Briggs launch a series in which kids download superpowers for good and evil. (10-14)
Learn to Draw Disney: Celebrated Characters Collection ($19.95) shows how to draw Disney characters. (6-up)
How to Draw Garfield and Friends ($5.95) by Jim Davis offers instructions for drawing this feline and his pals in a variety of poses. (6-up)
Embroidery for Little Miss Crafty ($12.95) by Helen Dardik. This illustrated embroidering guide provides templates for each project. (8-up)
Pet Crafts ($8.95) by Megan Friday reveals how to make such things as clothing, toys and edible treats for pets. (8-up)
Rockin' Crafts ($8.95) presents instructions for painting designs on rocks and making items such as rock frames. (8-up)
Junk Food: Tasty Celebrity Bios introduces Jonas Brothers by Maggie Marron, Justin Timberlake by Steve Dougherty and Miley Cyrus by Emma Carlson Berne ($7.99 each, 8-up). Scary Creatures issues Scary Creatures of the City by Penny Clarke, Scary Creatures of the Deep by Jim Pipe and Scary Creatures of the River and Scary Creatures of the Soil by Gerard Cheshire ($8.95 each, 7-9). You Wouldn't Want to... adds You Wouldn't Want to Be a Salem Witch! by Jim Pipe, You Wouldn't Want to Be a Skyscraper Builder! by John Malam, You Wouldn't Want to Be on the Hindenburg! by Ian Graham and You Wouldn't Want to Meet a Body Snatcher! by Fiona Macdonald ($9.95 each, 8-up). A Wicked History gains Cixi and Henry VIII by Sean Stewart Price, Francisco Pizarro by John DiConsiglio and Hannibal by Philip Brooks ($5.95 each, 11-17). And new 24/7: Behind the Headlines: Special Edition titles are Is It Hot Enough for You?: Global Warming Heats Up, Population 1.3 Billion: China Becomes a Super Superpower and The War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front ($7.95 each, 11-18).
Timothy and the Dragon's Gate ($16.95) by Adrienne Kress. A boy takes on a ninja and a fleet of Chinese pirate ships to save a dragon forced to assume human shape. (8-12)
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart returns in Peril at the Grand Prix: Italy, The Deadly Race to Space: Russia and The Quest for Aztec Gold: Mexico by Elizabeth Singer Hunt, illus. by Brian Williamson ($4.99 each, 6-9).
A Wild Father's Day ($16.99) by Sean Callahan, illus. by Daniel Howarth. Dad and kids act like animals after they wish him a “wild Father's Day.” (3-6)
Summer Wonders ($16.99) by Bob Raczka, illus. by Judy Stead, celebrates summer activities from swimming to catching fireflies. (3-7)
Dinosaur Starts School ($16.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Deborah Allwright, stars a boy who helps his dinosaur friend overcome school-day jitters. (4-7)
Apple Countdown ($16.99) by Joan Holub, illus. by Jan Smith. Kids count down from 20 on a trip to the apple orchard. (4-7)
The Three Little Gators ($16.99) by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Will Terry, is a twist on the Three Little Pigs, set in an East Texas swamp. (4-8)
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class ($16.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Anne Kennedy. A teacher decrees that there will be no classroom squabbling for a week. (5-8)
The Princess and the Peanut Allergy ($16.99) by Wendy McClure, illus. by Tammie Lyon. Regina, who wants nutty brownies for her birthday, learns of her friend's allergy. (6-9)
Abby's Asthma and the Big Race ($16.99) by Theresa Golding, illus. by Margeaux Lucas. Abby is determined to race, despite her asthma. (6-9)
Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew ($16.99) by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Trying to make friends at a new school, Kim invents a royal heritage. (6-9)
Stay Away from Rat Boy! ($16.99) by Laurie Lears, illus. by Red Hansen. Tyler isn't nice to his classmates, but befriends the class pet, a rat. (4-7)
Damon, Pythias, and the Test of Friendship ($16.99) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Layne Johnson, retells this story of friendship and trust. (7-11)
Autism and Me: Sibling Stories ($16.99) by Ouisie Shapiro, photos by Steven Vote. Children describe life with their autistic siblings. (7-12)
The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Spy Game and The Dog-Gone Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 7-12).
The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels kicks off with six titles, including Surprise Island and The Yellow House Mystery ($6.99 each, 7-10).
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Princess Emily and the Secret Library ($16.99) by Mary Balfanz, illus. by Stan Gorman. The queen's proposed changes to the castle threaten Emily's magical mice. (6-10)
WOODBINE HOUSE/SPECIAL NEEDS COLLECTION
Kids Like Me... by Laura Ronay presents Kids Like Me Learn ABCs ($12.95, up to 6); and Kids Like Me Learn Colors ($11.95, up to 6).
Good Egg ($9.95) by Barney Saltzberg. An egg stars in this board book with flaps and tabs. (2-up)
Potato Chip Science ($18.95) by A. Kurzweil and Son. Packaged in a chip bag, this kit provides instructions and items for experiments using potato chips. (8-12)
Origami On-the-Go ($14.95) by Margaret Van Sicklen offers origami projects, facts about travel and global cultures, plus origami paper. (8-12)
The Bug Book and Bug Bottle ($13.95) by Hugh Dank includes a revised edition of this guide to bugs and a bottle for catching them. (8-up)
Bugs by Sarah Goodman is a new Fandex title ($10.95, 8-up).
Dance Me, Daddy ($17.99) by Cindy Morgan, illus. by Philomena O'Neill. This story about a father and daughter's tradition of dancing comes with a CD. (4-7)
Along Came You ($15.99) by Karona Drummond, illus. by Estelle Corke. A mother recounts the changes that take place when a baby joins the family. (4-7)
This Is the Day! A Celebration of God's Creation ($15.99) by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Richard Cowdrey, pays homage to the newly created world. (4-7)
God Is with Me Through the Day and God Is with Me Through the Night ($9.99 each) by Julie Cantrell. Photos of animals illustrate these books that deliver the message that God watches over all children. (4-7)
The Bug Parables adds Freddie's Fast-Cash Getaway by Bill Myers, illus. by Andy J. Smith ($9.99, 4-7).
Living Lights Berenstain Bears by Jan and Mike Berenstain greets The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors and The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game ($3.99 each, 4-7). Tales from the Back Pew debuts with Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday, Mission Trip Impossible, Easter Egg Haunt and Church Summer Cramp by Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee ($4.99 each, 6-9). That's Nat by Dandi Daley Mackall launches with Natalie and the One-of-a-Kind Wonderful Day! ($2.99, 6-9); and and Natalie Really Very Much Wants to Be a Star and Natalie: School's First Day of Me ($4.99 each, 6-9). Joining the Faithgirlz/A Lucy Novel series are Lucy's Perfect Summer and Lucy Finds Her Way by Nancy Rue ($7.99 each, 9-12). And The Elijah Project by Bill Myers starts up with On the Run ($4.99, 9-12); and The Enemy Closes In, Trapped by Shadows and Chamber of Lies ($6.99 each, 9-12).
Carter House Girls star in Lost in Las Vegas and New York Debut by Melody Carlson ($9.99 each, 13-16). The Rayne Tour debuts with Always Watching by Brandilyn and Amberly Collins ($9.99, 13-16). Sweet Seasons Novels adds Spring of Candy Apples by Debbie Viguié ($9.99, 13-16). Echoes from the Edge by Bryan Davis concludes with Nightmare's Edge ($12.99, 13-16). Robert Elmer's Shadowside Trilogy wraps up with Beyond Corista ($9.99, 13-16). And Time Thriller Trilogy by Paul McCusker continues with Out of Time and Memory's Gate ($9.99 each, 13-16).