Cowboy and Octopus ($16.99) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith. Stories starring two unlikely friends. (All ages)

The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie DVD and Book Gift Set ($19.99) by Ezra Jack Keats package these stories with a DVD featuring an animated film of each book. (All ages)

Llama Llama Mad at Mama ($15.99) by Anna Dewdney is a follow-up to Llama Llama Red Pajama. ($15.99)

Violet Goes to the Country ($16.99) by Melanie Cecka, presented by Jan Karon, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully, brings back the star of Violet Comes to Stay. (3-up)

I Don’t Like to Read ($15.99) by Nancy Carlson. Henry likes most things about first grade—except for reading. (5-up)

Pippi Longstocking ($25) by Astrid Lindgren, trans. by Tiina Nunnally, illus. by Lauren Child, is a gift edition of this classic. (5-up)

The Trip ($15.99) by Ezra Jack Keats. Louie stars in this story about the loneliness of moving to a new place. (5-up)

I Miss You Every Day ($16.99) by Simms Taback. How can a girl reach the person she can’t live without? (6-up)

The Wild Girls ($16.99) by Pat Murphy. After moving to California, a girl makes an unusual friend. (10-up)

General Winston’s Daughter ($16.99) by Sharon Shinn is a romance novel containing social commentary. (12-up)

Little (Grrl) Lost ($17.99) by Charles de Lint is a novel combining realism, magic and hope. (12-up)

The Opposite of Love ($16.99) by Helen Benedict. A biracial girl kidnaps a boy she believes is at risk. (12-up)

The Outsiders: 40th Anniversary Ed. ($17.99) by S.E. Hinton celebrates the anniversary of this novel. (12-up)


Angelina returns in Angelina Ice Skates ($13.99, 3-up) and Angelina’s Invitation to the Ballet ($14.99, 3-up) by Katherine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig. Corduroy stars in Corduroy’s ABC: Felt Ready-and-Play, based on the character created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($16.99, 3-up). Cam Jansen is back in Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen ($13.99, 7-up). Scraps of Time issues A Song for Harlem by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Gordon C. James ($14.99, 8-up). Winning Season by Rich Wallace gains Second-String Center ($14.99, 11-up). Giants of Science welcomes Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Boris Kulikov ($15.99, 11-up). Up Close introduces Frank Lloyd Wright by Jan Adkins ($16.99, 11-up). And Ratha continues with Ratha’s Courage: The Fifth Book of the Named by Clare Bell ($16.99, 12-up).

Board Book Reprint

The Little Drummer Boy by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone, illus. by Ezra Jack Keats ($6.99, all ages).


The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki ($19.99) by Masashi Kishimoto rounds up artwork from the Naruto manga. (Ages 13-up)


The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist 2 ($14.99) by Hiromu Arakawa features the characters from the manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist. (Ages 13-up)


The Cat Returns Picture Book ($14.99) by Hiroyuki Morita is based on the animated movie The Cat Returns. (All ages)



Yu-Gi-Oh!: GX ($7.99) by Naoyuki Kageyama. Jaden battles teachers and students to make his mark in the Duel World. (Ages 7-up)

Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation ($7.99) by Yoshiyuki Nishi. Serving justice to evil spirits is the specialty of these heroes. (Ages 13-up)



Yume Kira Dream Shoppe ($8.99) by Aqua Mizuto. This shop flies through the sky as the shopkeeper listens for wishes that travel in the wind. (Ages 13-up)