WALKER & CO.
Playful Little Penguins ($15.95) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees, is a rhyming tale about energetic penguins. (3-6)
Little Bitty Mousie ($16.95) by Jim Aylesworth, illus. by Michael Hague, offers a midnight ABC adventure. (3-6)
Smile! ($11.95) by Kate Lennard, illus. by Dermot Flynn. This spiral-bound board book with mirror aims to help children learn to brush their teeth. (3-7)
Backbeard: Pirate for Hire ($16.95) by Matthew McElligott. This pirate captain lands a job at a tea shop. (4-7)
Br’er Rabbit Captured! ($17.95) by Jean Cassels. A painter tries to capture Br’er Rabbit on canvas. (4-7)
Run, Turkey, Run! ($15.95) by Diane Mayr, illus. by Laura Rader. Can Turkey survive Thanksgiving dinner? (4-7)
Cherry and Olive ($16.95) by Benjamin Lacombe tells of a girl’s search for friendship. (4-7)
Super Guinea Pig to the Rescue ($16.95) by Udo Weigelt, illus. by Nina Spranger, is a tale of superheroes, television and friendship. (4-7)
Gimme Cracked Corn & I Will Share ($16.95) by Kevin O’Malley is a pun-filled retelling of an Eastern European folktale. (5-8)
Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates ($16.95) by Kevin O’Malley and Patrick O’Brien, illus. by O’Brien. A dinosaur and his crew save the planet Jurassica. (5-8)
Tough, Toothy Baby Sharks ($16.95) by Sandra Markle focuses on baby sharks. (5-8)
Real Princesses: An Inside Look at Royal Life ($16.95) by Valerie Wilding spotlights real-life royals. (7-11)
Freaky Stuff ($16.95) by Richard Tulloch, illus. by Shane Nagle. Brian’s younger brother thinks the zombies on a TV show are real. (8-12)
Dusssie ($16.95) by Nancy Springer. A girl’s hair turns into snakes in this modern take on a Greek myth. (10-14)
Wart ($16.95) by Anna Myers. Stewart’s substitute teacher might be a witch who can either enhance his basketball skills or make his life miserable. (10-14)
Lily Dale: Awakening ($15.95) by Wendy Corsi Staub. A girl who can see into the future needs to know about her past. (12-up)
How the Hangman Lost His Heart ($16.95) by K.M. Grant is a quirky romantic adventure. (12-up)
Revenge of the Cheerleaders ($16.95) by Janette Rallison. After a humiliating pep rally, cheerleaders are out for revenge. (12-up)
Teen, Inc. ($16.95) by Stefan Petrucha. The story of a boy adopted and raised by corporation rebels. (12-up)
101 Things You Need to Know... and Some You Don’t ($9.95) by Richard Horne and Tracey Turner illuminates 101 disgusting and unbelievable facts. (12-up)
A Gaggle of Geese ($9.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by David Hohn, takes a rhyming look at God’s creation of animals. (3-8)
The Blanket Show ($9.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by David Hohn, is a story about bedtime. (3-8)
Get Hooked Again ($11.95) by Kim Werker is a follow-up to Get Hooked. (12-up)
The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-Itseries adds The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Social Survival: How to Have Fun and Feel Confident in More than 50 Situations by Jessica Blatt, illus. by Cynthia Frenette ($8.95, 12-15).
You Wouldn’t Want to... continues with Be a Mayan Soothsayer! by Rupert Matthews, Be an Inca Mummy! by Colin Hynson, Be a Victorian Mill Worker! by John Malam and Be an Aristocrat in the French Revolution! by Jim Pipe ($9.95 each, 7-10). 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes: Medical Files adds six titles, including Belly-busting Worm Invasions! by Thomasine Lewis Tilden and When Birds Get Flu and Cows Go Mad! by John DiConsiglio ($7.95 each, 10-up). And 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes: Spy Files has six additions, among them The Cold War Pigeon Patrols by Danielle Denega and Micro Spies by Lisa Jo Rudy ($7.95 each, 10-up).
(Hachette Book Group, dist.)
Alex & the Ironic Gentleman ($16.95) by Adrienne Kress. An inquisitive 10-year-old embarks on a daring rescue mission to save her math teacher. (10-up)
The Secret Agent Jack Stalwart series by Elizabeth Singer Hunt launches with four adventures: The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur, The Search for the Sunken Treasure, The Mystery of the Mona Lisa and The Caper of the Crown Jewels ($4.99 each, 6-9).
WHITE MANE KIDS
Hey, History Isn’t Boring Anymore! A Creative Approach to Teaching the Civil War ($8.95) by Kelly Ann Butterbaugh explores the Civil War. (9-13)
WHITE STAR PUBLISHERS
Alex & Penny return in Alex & Penny Ballooning over Italy Jigsaw Book and Alex & Penny Wild West Jigsaw Book ($14.95, 6-8); and Alex & Penny in the Wild West ($14.95, 7-10).
Who Loves the Fall? ($16.95) by Bob Raczka, illus. by Judy Stead, is a companion to Spring Things. (3-6)
The Thunderstruck Stork ($15.95) by David Olson, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. A stork who collides with a hot-air balloon starts delivering the wrong babies to animal parents. (4-7)
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story/Yo recuerdo a Abuelito: Un cuento del Día de los Muertos ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Janice Levy, trans. by Miguel Arisa, illus. by Loretta Lopez. In this bilingual tale, a girl awaits the arrival of her grandfather’s spirit on the Day of the Dead. (4-8)
The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale ($16.95) by Grace Lin. A king and queen find happiness when a mysterious red thread leads them to a baby to adopt. (4-8)
Small Camel Follows the Star ($16.95) by Rachel W.N. Brown, illus. by Giuliano Ferri. A camel carries an important package on the Wise Men’s journey. (5-8)
Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas ($16.95) by Gail Piernas-Davenport, illus. by Marion Eldridge. A girl learns about her neighbors’ New Year traditions. (5-9)
Callie Cat, Ice Skater ($16.95) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Anne Kennedy. During a skating contest, Callie finds that the joy of skating is more important than winning. (6-9)
If I Ran for President ($15.95) by Catherine Stier, illus. by Lynne Avril, is a companion to If I Were President. (6-9)
Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body ($16.95) by Mick Manning and Brita Granström. Flaps lift to reveal what goes on under the skin. (6-9)
The Halloween Book of Facts and Fun ($15.95) by Wendie Old, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye, scares up info about the origins of Halloween. (8-11)
The Super Soybean ($16.95) by Raymond Bial examines the uses of this plant. (8-11)
The Way I Act Books welcomes Good Citizen Sarah, by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Nancy Cote ($15.95, 6-9). And The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Ghost in the First Row and The Box That Watch Found, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.95 each, paper $4.50, 7-12).
The Special Needs Collection presents Playing by the Rules: A Story About Autism by Dena Luchsinger, illus. by Julie Olsen ($16.95, 4-8).
Blue Moo ($16.95) by Sandra Boynton introduces a menagerie of characters and includes a CD of 16 songs. (All ages)
10 Color Book ($15.95) by William Accorsi. This concept book contains ribbons and plastic shapes that fit into die-cut holes. (2-up)
My Mommy’s Tote ($16.95) by P.H. Hanson is a companion to My Granny’s Purse and My Grandpa’s Briefcase. (3-up)
Gallop! ($12.95) by Rufus Butler Seder. This ride through the animal kingdom features figures that move on the page. (3-up)
LittleMissMatched is back in LittleMissMatched’s The Artist in Me!: How to Draw Like Nobody Else and LittleMissMatched’s The Writer in Me!: How to Write Like Nobody Else ($15.95 each, 8-12). How Come? offers How Come? In the Neighborhood by Kathy Wollard, illus. by Debra Solomon ($12.95, 8-12). And Fandex Family Field Guides issues 46 Wonders of the World by Anthony Tung ($9.95, 10-up).