Winston Churchill ($16.95) by Jean Davies Okimoto, illus. by Jeremiah Trammell, tells of a bear’s battle against global warming. (6-up)
Book Crush Journal ($12.95) by Nancy Pearl and Kerry Colburn encourages readers to write about their favorite books. (10-14)
Ghost Cat and Other Spooky Tales ($3.99) by James Preller collects stories. (7-10)
Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More ($14.99) by Joshua Gee contains facts and photos. (9-12)
What Buttosaur Is That? ($5.99) by Andy Griffiths is a companion to Butt Wars! (9-12)
Champ ($4.99) by Marcia Thornton Jones is the tale of a loyal boy and a determined dog. (9-12)
The Dog stars in Happy Howliday Book ($3.99, all ages). The Golden Compass adds seven titles ($3.99-$14.99 each, all ages to 9-12). Bob Books Read and Listen continues with three titles by Bobby Lynn Maslen, illus. by John Maslen ($6.99 each, 3-5). There are seven new LEGO books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 3-5 to 7-10). Care Bears return in four new volumes ($3.99-$5.99 each, 3-5 to 4-8). Barney is back in Barney’s Christmas Countdown ($3.99, 3-5). Tonka Power Reading presents Fire Trucks in Action and At the Christmas Tree Farm by Victoria Hickle ($3.99 each, 3-5); and Hickle’s Construction Action ($3.99, 4-8). The Doodlebops star in four books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 3-5). Go, Diego, Go! Phonics Reading Program issues two volumes ($5.99 each, 4-7). Ready, Freddy! offers The Pumpkin Elf Mystery and Stop That Hamster! by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99 each, 4-8). Magic School Bus issues The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind by Anna Capeci and Joanna Cole, illus. by Carolyn Bracken ($3.99, 4-8). And Dav Pilkey’s Dumb Bunnies reappear in The Dumb Bunnies Collection ($12.99, 4-8).
Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows presents Special Ed.: Holly the Christmas Fairy ($6.99, 4-8); Rainbow Magic Letter-Writing Set ($7.99, 4-8); and Rainbow Magic Books #1-7 Boxed Set ($29.99, 7-10). Meadows’s The Jewel Fairies debuts with India the Moonstone Fairy, Scarlett the Garnet Fairy, Emily the Emerald Fairy, Chloe the Topaz Fairy, Amy the Amethyst Fairy and Sophie the Sapphire Fairy ($4.99 each, 4-8). Launching Catkid are I’m No Fraidy Cat!, The Fishy Field Trip and Yucky Puppy Love by Brian James, illus. by Ned Woodman ($3.99 each, 4-8). Littlest Pet Shop releases The Ultimate Handbook #2 ($5.99. 4-8); and The Night Before Christmas by D. Jacobs ($3.99, 4-8). Norman Bridwell’s Clifford returns in Clifford and His Friends ($4.99, 4-8); and Clifford’s First Christmas (Gel Pack Book) ($7.99, 4-8). Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends has three additions ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Jigsaw Jones Mysteries adds The Case of the Groaning Ghost by James Preller ($3.99, 7-10). Sister Magic starts up with The Trouble with Violet, Violet Makes a Splash and Mabel Makes the Grade by Anne Mazer, illus. by Bill Brown ($3.99 each, 7-10). Secrets of Droon welcomes Queen of Shadowthorn by Tony Abbott ($4.99, 7-10). And Adam Blade’s Beast Quest continues with Tagus the Nightmare and Arcta the Ice Beast ($4.99 each, 7-10).
Big Apple Barn releases Saddle Up, Happy! and Happy’s Holiday by Kristin Earhart, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Black Belt Club gains Curse of the Dragon’s Chase by Dawn Barnes, illus. by Bernard Chang ($4.99, 7-10). Geronimo Stilton presents The Mysterious Cheese Thief and Special Ed.: Winter Wonderland by Geronimo Stilton ($6.99 each, 7-10). Captain Underpants stars in The Captain Underpants Collection, Vol. 1 by Dav Pilkey ($19.96, 7-10). The Puppy Place adds three titles by Ellen Miles ($3.99 each, 7-10). D’Lacey Dragons gains Icefire by Chris D’Lacey ($5.99, 7-10). Barbie is back in Barbie as The Island Princess ($3.99, 7-10). NFL issues three titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10). Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium has six tie-in books ($3.99-$8.99 each, 7-10). Pok émon releases three volumes ($3.99-$6.99 each, 7-10). Ripley’s Believe It or Not! issues Special Ed. 2008 ($15.99, 7-10). There are four new Yu-Gi-Oh! GX titles ($3.99-$4.99 each, 7-10). Scooby-Doo returns in three books ($3.99-$4.99 each, 7-10). The Naked Brothers star in The Making of the Naked Brothers and Poster Song Book ($5.99 each, 7-11). Bionicle Legends continues with Greg Farshtey’s Prisoners of the Pit ($4.99, 9-12) and Encyclopedia ($6.99, 9-12). And Candy Apple releases How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days by Lisa Papademetriou, Drama Queen by Lara Bergen and The Babysitter Wars by Mimi McCoy ($4.99 each, 9-12).
Joining Chasing Yesterday are Hunted and Truth by Robin Wasserman ($5.99 each, 9-12). Main Street offers Needle and Thread and ’Tis the Season by Ann M. Martin ($7.99 each, 9-12). Star Wars releases Star Wars Boxed Set: Episodes I-VI ($35.94, 9-12); The Last of the Jedi #8 and #9 by Jude Watson ($5.99 each, 9-12); and Anakin/Vader by Ryder Windham ($15.99 hardcover, 9-12). Midnight Library checks out Shut Your Mouth and I Can See You by Damien Graves ($5.99 each, 9-12). I Heard a Rumor joins How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik ($4.99, 9-12). Children of the Lamp presents The Cobra King of Kathmandu by P.B. Kerr ($6.99, 9-12). Dear Dumb Diary adds two titles by Jim Benton ($4.99, 9-12). Santa Paws is back in Santa Paws on Christmas Island by Kris Edwards ($4.99, 9-12). Guardians of Ga’Hoole releases A Guide Book to the Great Tree by Kathryn Huang ($7.99, 9-12). Teenick: Drake & Josh adds two novels by Laurie McElroy and Teenick: Zoey 101 presents two chapter books by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($4.99 each, 9-12). Heartland issues Special Ed.: A Winter’s Gift by Lauren Brooke ($5.99, 12-up). Annie Schraff’s Bluford High welcomes Until We Meet Again and Blood Is Thicker ($3.99 each, 12-up). And In or Out adds Loves Me, Loves Me Not by Claudia Gabel ($8.99, 12-up).
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, spotlights dinos in the classroom. (3-5)
A Dog Needs a Bone ($16.99) by Audrey Wood. A tale of a dog pleading for a bone is told from the pooch’s perspective. (3-5)
Jazz on a Saturday Night ($16.99) by Leo and Diane Dillon. This volume celebrating jazz greats includes a CD featuring the authors reading. (4-8)
Silent Night ($5.99) includes shaped pages and foil. (up to 3)
Merry Christmas: A Keepsake Storybook Collection ($7.99) by Jerry Smith, Jennifer O’Connell, Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore compiles holiday stories. (3-5)
Sweet Dreams: A Bedtime Storybook Collection ($7.99) collects bedtime tales. (3-5)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm ($5.99), illus. by Michelle Swan, offers an interactive visit to the farm. (3-5)
Can You See What I See? Dream Machine ($13.99) by Walter Wick presents search-and-find challenges. (4-8)
Night Creatures and Polar Animals ($3.99 each) by Wade Cooper focus on animals. (4-8)
Who Will Help Santa This Year? ($8.99) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrzycki. What happens when Santa posts a sign asking for a helper? (4-8)
Happy Halloween, Stinky Face ($15.99) by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore, is a holiday tale starring this character. (4-8)
Off to Kindergarten ($7.99) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Melissa Sweet. Will a boy need to bring his chair, pillow and swing set to school? (4-8)
My First Taggies Books adds Jingle Bells ($12.99, up to 3). Let’s Find Out releases Fun Shapes: A Pull-and-Pop Book ($6.99, 3-5). Joining Fun with Phonics are Fat Cat and Jen the Hen by Sue Graves, illus. by Jan Smith ($4.99 each, 4-6). Fly Guy returns in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4-8). I Spy gains Phonics Fun by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($12.99, 4-8). And Breyer Stablemates trots on with Belle by J. Elizabeth Mills and Lucky by Jane Gerver, both illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($4.99 each, 4-8).
Snow Bear ($4.99) by Piers Harper. On the first day of spring, Snow Bear ventures out into the snowy world. (3-5)
The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly ($5.99) by Catherine Vâse introduces a penguin determined to fly. (3-5)
My Very First Book of Su Doku ($4.99) rounds up puzzles. (4-8)
The Best Thanksgiving Ever! ($5.99) by Teddy Slater, illus. by Ethan Long, is a tale told by a turkey family. (4-8)
The Littlest Christmas Tree ($3.99) by R.A. Herman, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. Days before Christmas, a tree is still waiting for a family to take her home. (4-8)
On the First Night of Chanukah ($3.99) by Cecily Kaiser, illus. by Brian Schatell, celebrates the eight nights of Chanukah. (4-8)
The Seven Days of Kwanzaa ($3.99) by Melrose Cooper, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau, is a sing-along holiday picture book. (4-8)
New Scholastic Readers are Fun with First-Grade Friends by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($4.99, 4-8); and I Love Snow! by Hans Wilhelm ($3.99, 4-8).
Bunny Wishes ($16.99) by Michaela Morgan, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church. Bunny and her best friends can’t wait for the holidays. (3-5)
Fight Game: Book 1 ($16.99) by Kate Wild. In this first in a two-book series, Freedom Smith lives by his wits—and his fists. (9-12)
Igraine the Brave ($16.99) by Cornelia Funke. Aspiring knight Igraine finds life at the family castle boring until a baroness’s nefarious nephew shows up. (9-12)
El Arca de Noé: Un libro de cartón con títeres (Noah’s Ark: A Hand-Puppet Board Book) ($12.99, up to 3); El Bastón Mágico (The Magic Cane) by María Celeste Arrarás, illus. by Pablo Raimondi ($16.99, 4-8); and Leer y Aprender: La Biblia (Read and Learn Bible) ($14.99, 4-8).
Series in Spanish
Taggies Libros con Lacitos (My First Taggies Book) issues La Araña Chiquitita(Itsy-Bitsy Spider ), illus. by Jill McDonald ($6.99, up to 3).
Paperbacks in Spanish
La Sirenita (The Little Mermaid), adapted by Luz Orihuela, illus. by Iren Bordoy; El Ruiseñor (The Nightingale), adapted by Oriheula, illus. by Max; and Pulgarcita (Thumbelina), adapted by Orihuela, illus. by Javier Andrada ($3.99 each, 4-8); and El Señor de Los Ladrones (The Thief Lord) by Cornelia Funke ($4.99, 9-12).
Paperback Series in Spanish
El Increíble emporio del Sr. Magorium (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium) issues Movie 8x8 and Movie Reader ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Old Man’s Cave by Jeff Smith is a new Bone title ($19.99, paper $9.99, 9-12).
The Baby-sitters Club Graphix continues with Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Raina Telgemeier ($8.99, 7-10).
The Nutcracker Doll ($16.99) by Mary Newell DePalma. A girl gets her wish to dance in The Nutcracker. (4-8)
Oliver Who Would Not Sleep! ($16.99) by Mara Bergman, illus. by Nick Maland. At bedtime, Oliver paints, reads, plays—and takes a jaunt in his rocket ship. (4-8)
The Secret World of Hildegard ($16.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Jeanette Winter, tells of this medieval mystic and composer. (4-8)
The Book of Time ($16.99) by Guillaume Prévost launches a trilogy first published in France. (9-12)
Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear ($16.99) by Norma Fox Mazer pits a younger sister against an older sister. (9-12)
Click ($16.99) by Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Gregory Maguire et al. ($16.99). Celebrated authors collaborated on this mystery to benefit Amnesty International. (10-up)
The Arrival ($19.99) by Shaun Tan. This wordless, graphic novel—style book conveys the struggles and joys of the immigrant experience. (10-up)
A Taste for Rabbit ($16.99) by Linda Zuckerman is a tale describing the clash between fox and rabbit societies. (12-up)
Wilderness ($16.99) by Roddy Doyle. Grainne’s mother, who disappeared years ago,, reappears. (12-up)
The Spell Book of Listen Taylor ($16.99) by Jaclyn Moriarty. Part fairytale, part mystery, this novel incorporates hot-air ballooning and romance. (14-up)
Circle and Star ($4.99 each) are shaped novelty board books. (up to 1)
Baby Days: A Collection of 9 Board Books ($9.99) packages together chunky board books introducing concepts. (up to 2)
Five Shiny Stars and Five Little Ducks ($6.99 each) by Gabriella Buckingham are counting board books. (up to 3)
The Tiny Tadpole ($7.99) by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Mara van der Meer, is a rhyming tale with textured art. (up to 3)
The Noisy Egg ($6.99) by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Mara van der Meer, includes a final fold-out page. (up to 3)
Shapes and Colors ($4.99 each), illus. by Fiona Land, are board books introducing these concepts. (up to 3)
Peek-a-Zoo ($10.99), illus. by Fiona Land. Animals star in this oversized board book with textures, die-cuts, flaps and mirrors. (up to 3)
Good Night, Sleep Tight ($9.99) by Simon, illus. by Maggi List offers a bedtime animal tale and a real blanket. (up to 3)
How to Build a Snowman ($9.99) features a rhyming text and touch-and-feel surfaces. (up to 3)
Petting Farm ($12.99) is a board book and DVD introducing farm animals. (up to 3)
The Christmas Angel ($3.99) by Hans Wilhelm presents a holiday tale. (3-5)
Read and Learn: The Life of Jesus ($9.99) by Eva Moore, illus. by Duendes Del Sur, chronicles the story of Jesus. (4-8)
Nic Bishop Spiders ($16.99) by Nic Bishop. Close-up photos and text focus on spiders. (4-8)
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures ($17.99) by George Sullivan, foreword by Keller Johnson Thompson, is a photo-biography of this courageous woman. (7-10)
The Boys’ Book: How to Be the Best at Everything and The Girls’ Book: How to Be the Best at Everything ($9.99) are guides for adolescents. (9-12)
The Story of My Feelings ($12.99) by Laurie Berkner, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church, focuses on common emotions. (up to 3)
The Magic Cane ($16.99) by Mariá Celeste Arrarás, illus. by Pablo Raimondi. Three gifted children must save an empire from a wicked ruler. (4-8)
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming ($17.99) by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon includes facts, photos and suggestions for how kids can combat global warming. (9-12)
Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy ($32.99) by Matthew Reinhart takes a pop-up journey into the Star Wars universe. (All ages)
Dragon Tales releases Gets By, A Friend for Dragon and Merry Christmas by Dav Pilkey ($4.99 each, 4-8).
The Heartbreakers ($16.99) by Pamela Wells centers on four friends, three breakups and 20 rules. (14-up)
666: The Number of the Beast ($14.99) compiles 18 supernatural stories by various authors. (12-up)
Orange Is the New Pink ($8.99) by Nina Malkin. A teen goes to N.Y.C. to help launch a magazine for girls. (12-up)
Kissing Snowflakes ($8.99) by Abby Sher. Every snowflake is different—and so is every experience. (12-up)
Secret Santa ($6.99) by Sabrina James. A hopeless romantic, Noelleis convinced that the gifts she receives are from her crush. (12-up)
I (Heart) Bikinis adds What’s Hot by Caitlyn Davis ($5.99, 12-up).
Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World ($16.99) by Isabella, Juliana and Craig Hatkoff and Gerald Uhlich, tells the story of a Berlin Zoo cub that was abandoned by its mother. (All ages)
Peanut ($16.99) by Linas Alsenas. A woman finds a small elephant in the park and adopts him as her pet. (3-5)
Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet ($16.99) by Rachel Vail, illus. by Matthew Cordell, introduces two characters who can’t agree on anything. (3-5)
Math Fables Too: Making Science Count ($16.99) by Greg Tang, illus. by Taia Morley, challenges youngsters to think about numbers in creative ways. (3-5)
Sallie Gal and the Wall-a-kee Man ($15.99) by Shelia P. Moses, illus. by Niki Daly. Sallie Gal wants a set of hair ribbons, but money is hard to come by. (7-10)
Paint the Wind ($16.99) by Pam Muñoz Ryan. The lives of a girl and a horse unexpectedly intertwine. (7-10)
Into the Mist ($11.99) by Patrick Carman is a prequel to the Land of Elyon series. (9-12)
The Many Rides of Paul Revere ($17.99) by James Cross Giblin portrays this patriot. (9-12)
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians ($16.99) by Brian Sanderson. A hero with a talent for breaking things confronts a secret network that rules the world. (9-up)
Slam Dunk! ($16.99) by Sharon Robinson. A young basketball player settles into his new life in Harlem. (9-12)
Elijah of Buxton ($16.99) by Christopher Paul Curtis. A child born into freedom in a Canadian settlement of runaway slaves embarks on a dangerous journey. (9-up)
Zen and the Art of Faking It ($16.99) by Jordan Sonnenblick. An eighth-grader convinces his new classmates that he is a Zen master. (12-up)
Bounce ($16.99) by Natasha Friend. Evyn acquires a new set of problems when her widowed father marries a woman with children. (12-up)
Breakfast at Bloomingdale’s ($16.99) by Kristen Kemp is a romantic comedy. (12-up)
How Big Is It? ($14.99) by Ben Hillman examines the relative size of objects in the environment. (7-10)
Tales of Famous Americans ($17.99) by Connie and Peter Roop profiles the childhood stories of celebrated individuals.
The Spatulatta Cookbook ($16.99) is a companion to the cooking Web site featuring the Gerasole sisters. (9-12)
Scholastic Guides: Ready! Set! Research! ($8.99) by Marvin Terban, illus. by Richard Smith, is a guide to writing research papers. (9-12)
Scholastic Book of Lists 2 ($8.99) by James Buckley Jr. and Robert Stremme presents more than 250 lists covering a variety of topics. (9-12)
Scholastic Book of World Records 2008 ($9.99) by Jenifer Morse compiles records of all sorts. (9-12)
Sports Illustrated KidsYear in Sports 2008 ($9.99) provides sports highlights. (9-12)
Every Minute on Earth ($9.99) by Steve and Matthew Murrie, illus. by Mary Anne Lloyd, describes things happening around the world in a single minute. (9-12)
Scholastic First Discovery introduces Endangered Animals, Night Creatures, Penguins and The Universe ($5.99 each, 3-5). Scholastic Q&A by Melvin and Gilda Berger issues Do Tarantulas Have Teeth?, illus. by Jim Effler; Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops?, illus. by Higgins Bond; Do Bears Sleep All Winter?, illus. by Roberto Osti; and Can Snakes Crawl Backward?, illus. by Alan Male ($6.99 each, 4-8). And new Scholastic Science Supergiants by Melvin and Gilda Berger are Can You Fly High, Wright Brothers?; Did It Take Creativity to Find Relativity, Albert Einstein?; Did You Invent the Phone Alone, Alexander Graham Bell?; and What Makes the Light Bright, Thomas Edison? ($4.99 each, 4-8).
Me and My Puppy ($9.99) by Kate Fordham is a guide to selecting and caring for a puppy. (4-8)
Dinosaur Dig It! ($9.99) by Jonathan Kronstadt describes the lives of dinosaurs and how scientists locate fossils. (7-up)
The Time Traveler’s Journal ($24.99) by Ed Masessa, illus. by Dan Jankowski, is a follow-up to The Wandmaker’s Guidebook. (7-up)
SCHOOL SPECIALTY PUBLISHING
Mix & Match Board Books introduces The Animal Mix and Match Board Book, illus. by Woody Fox; and The Dressing Up Mix and Match Board Book, illus. by Hannah Wood ($5.95 each, 2-3). Sing a Story Handled Board Books with CDs adds The Friendly Beasts, Happy Birthday, Jesus, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Up on the Housetop, compiled by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo ($10.95 each, 3-5). New Picture Board Books are Birthday Countdown, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Try Counting Sheep by Amber Stewart, illus. by Layn Marlow and Horacio Elena ($12.95 each, 3-5). And My Take-Along Libraries with CDs offers Alphabet, Bible Stories, Counting, Early Learning, Farm Animals and Nursery Rhymes, compiled by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo ($14.95 each, 3-5).
Crafty Activities: Over 50 Fun and Easy Things to Make ($19.95) by Judy Balchin, Michelle Powell, Clive Stevens and Tamsin Carter ($19.95, 7-up).
The Boy Who Ate America ($16.95) by Nathan Smith Jones, illus. by Casey Nelson, emphasizes the importance of feeding body and soul. (4-8)
The Candy Shop War ($17.95) by Brandon Mull. Magical candies give four friends superpowers so they can save their town. (9-up)
Leven Thumps returns in Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want by Obert Skye ($18.95, 10-up).
Amazing Baby releases Night-Night Baby!, Yum-Yum Baby! ($5.95) and On the Move! and Rain or Shine! ($6.95) by Emily Hawkins (up to 3). Pretend Dress Up presents I’m a Dragon Knight and I’m a Movie Star by Samantha Chagollan ($12.95 each, 3-up). Let’s Make Noise adds At the Airport by Debra Mostow Zakarin and Lisa Rojany Buccieri ($12.95, 3-up). Let’s Start Art! issues Stamping and Modeling by Todd and Wayne South ($16.95, 4-up). Pledger Sounds of the Wild offers Nighttime by Maurice Pledger ($16.95, 5-up). Be a Little Mermaid by Caroline Repchuk and Manhar Chauhan joins Be a Little ($12.95, 5-up). Animal Explorers continues with A Swim in the Ocean by Dorothea DePrisco ($12.95, 4-6). And It’s My Style adds My Gadgets and My Room by Samantha Chagollan ($16.95 each, 6-up).
Cover Girls presents Party Girl by Amy Saidens ($14.95, 6-up). Spinning Globe gains Night Sky by Jon Kirkwood and World Atlas by Sarah Levete ($18.95 each, 8-up). History in Action introduces Medieval Castle by Ben Hubbard and Pirate Ship by Jean Coppendale ($18.95 each, 8-up). All About… releases Wild Animals and Dinosaurs by Louisa Somerville and Maurice Pledger ($12.95 each, 8-up). Robotic Gorilla by Paul Beck is a new Robotic title ($18.95, 8-up). Uncover It welcomes Uncover a Tiger by Beck ($18.95, 8-up). Play to Win continues with Card Games by Peter Archer and Susan Rude and Chess by David MacEnulty ($18.95 each, 10-up). And Fine Art Studio releases Pastels by Mary Iverson ($18.95, 10-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Chronicles of Spiderwick: A Grand Tour of the Enchanted World, Navigated by Thimbletack ($21.99) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black offers an interactive look at the world of Arthur Spiderwick. (All ages)
Romeo and Lou Blast Off ($15.99) by Derek Anderson. A penguin and a polar bear prove that opposites really do attract. (0.3-8)
Meerkat Mail ($16.99) by Emily Gravett. Postcards reveal the whereabouts of Sunny Meerkat. (4-8)
A Perfect Snowman ($15.99) by Preston McDaniels is a holiday story. (4-8)
Angela and the Baby Jesus ($17.99) by Frank McCourt, illus. by Raul Colón, is a Christmas tale by this novelist. (5-10)
Leading Ladies ($15.99) by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney. Megan is off to see the wizard. (8-12)
George’s Secret Key to the Universe ($17.99) by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking explains scientific principles. (8-up)
The Time Thief ($17.99) by Linda Buckley-Archer is part of the Gideon Trilogy. (10-up)
When the Black Girl Sings ($16.99) by Bil Wright. Lahni tries to find her place in the world. (12-up)
Uprising ($16.99) by Margaret Peterson Haddix views the fire that changed American labor, through the eyes of three girls. (12-up)
The God Box ($16.99) by Alex Sanchez examines the intersection of sexuality and spirituality. (12-up)
The Chronicles of Imaginarium Geographica: The Search for the Red Dragon ($17.99) by James Owen returns to the Archipelago of Dreams. (12-up)
Unwind ($16.99) by Neal Shusterman. What if parents decided to unwind their child? (13-up)
Fake Boyfriend ($16.99) by Kate Brian. A boyfriend is perfect—if only he were real. (14-up)
Annie and Snowball star in Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($15.99, 5-7). The Spiderwick Chronicles adds Beyond the Spidwick Chronicles: Nixie’s Song by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black ($10.99, 7-up). Faradawn by Susan Schade and Jon Buller joins The Fog Mound ($15.99, 8-12). And Insiders welcomes Knights and Castles by Philip Dixon and Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Ken Rubin ($16.99 each, 8-12).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
Barbaro: America’s Horse ($16.99) by Shelley Fraser Mickle centers on this celebrated race horse. (8-12)
Class Favorite ($5.99) by Taylor Morris is a novel about fitting in, growing up and coming to terms with change. (9-13)
Ready-to-Read adds Ant Hill: Big Heart! A Valentine’s Day Tale by Joan Holub, illus. by Will Terry ($3.99, 3-5); Wonders of America: The Statue of Liberty by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace; Kay Thompson’s Eloise: Eloise’s Pirate Adventure and Eloise Decorates for Christmas, based on the characters created by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, art adapted by Tammie Lyon; Robin Hill School: Snow Day by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon; and Max & Mo addsMax & Mo Make a Snowman by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Brian Floca ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Bunnicula and Friends adds The Fright Before Christmas by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($3.99, 6-8). Sleepover Squad offers The Trouble with Brothers by P.J. Denton, illus. by Julia Denos ($3.99, 6-9).
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew gains Ticket Trouble and Ski School Sneak by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($3.99 each, 6-9). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist returns in The Fran with Four Brains by Jim Benton ($4.99, 7-10). Nancy Drew: Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene and The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers by Franklin W. Dixon each add two titles ($4.99 each, 8-12). Tom Swift, Young Inventor is back in Under the Radar by Victor Appleton ($4.99, 8-12). Dog Watch gains Extreme Stunt Dogs by Mary Casanova, illus. by Omar Rayyan ($4.99, 8-12). The Ashleys debuts with The Ashleys by Melissa de la Cruz ($9.99, 9-13). The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts introduces Dumped by Popular Demand by P.G. Kain ($5.99, 9-13). And Al’s World issues Scared Stiff by Elise Leonard ($5.99, 10-14).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
We Three Kings ($16.99) by Gennady Spirin presents this Christmas carol. (All ages)
Olivia Helps With Christmas ($16.99) by Ian Falconer. The porcine heroine of this tale makes Christmas brighter as Kris Kringle’s #1 fan.(3-7)
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything ($16.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by David Small, describes a mother-child battle of wills. (3-7)
Smitten ($15.99) by David Gordon is a tale of true friendship. (4-8)
Santa’s Reindeer ($16.99) by Rod Green, illus. by Jon Lucas and Carol Wright, is a companion to Santa Claus. (4-10)
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency ($14.99) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Tony Auth, is a revised edition, with all new illustrations. (6-9)
Extreme Dinosaurs ($21.99) by Robert Mash, illus. by Stuart Martin, introduces unusual dinos. (6-12)
Edward’s Eyes ($15.99) by Patricia MacLachlan centers on a caring, baseball-loving boy in a close-knit family. (8-12)
May Bird, Warrior Princess: Book Three ($16.99) by Jodi Lynn Anderson concludes the May Bird trilogy. (10-14)
November Blues ($16.99) by Sharon Draper is a sequel to The Battle of Jericho. (12-up)
Icecore: A Carl Hobbes Thriller ($16.99) by Matt Whyman. Carl has 48 hours to steal back his freedom. (12-up)
Hush: An Irish Princess’ Tale ($16.99) by Donna Jo Napoli reimagines an ancient myth. (12-up)
The Secret Agent returns in The Secret Agent Strikes Back by Robyn Freedman Spizmann and Mark Johnston ($16.99, 9-12).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/JACKSON
Ivan the Terrier ($16.99) by Peter Catalanotto offers a story starring a dog. (2-5)
The Land of Silver and Apples ($18.99) by Nancy Farmer is a sequel to The Sea of Trolls. (10-14)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/SEO
Danny’s First Snow ($16.99) by Leonid Gore reveals a child’s first snowfall. (3-7)
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff ($12.99) by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Elicia Castaldi. A girl chronicles her debut year in middle school. (8-12)
The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World ($16.99) by E.L. Konigsburg spins a tale of two boys who learn about heroism and the mysteries of the human heart. (10-14)
Race: A History Beyond Black and White ($18.99) by Marc Aronson is a study of racial prejudice. (12-up)
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines ($16.99) by Nic Sheff is a memoir of a young man’s addiction. (15-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Series in Spanish
Dora la Exploradora (Dora the Explorer) issues Dora explora los colores (Dora Explores Colors ) by Phoebe Beinstein, illus. by Susan Hall ($4.99, 1-4); Dora salva a las sirenas(Dora Saves Mermaid Kingdom!), adapted by Michael Teitelbaum; and El safari de Diego (Diego’s Safari Rescue), adapted by Ligiah Villalobos, illus. by Alex Maher ($3.99 each paper, 3-7).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON
Journey to the Moon ($26.99) by Lucio and Meera Santoro is a pop-up tale that sways and soars. (All ages)
Winter Mini Pop ($12.99) by Robert Sabuda is a seasonal pop-up book. (All ages)
Hello, Calico! ($7.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Buket Erdogan, is a board book introducing a new character. (1-4)
Night, Night Baby ($7.99) by David McPhail. This board book features familiar lullabies. (1-4)
Who Do You Love? ($8.99) by Mandy Stanley. In this board book, love is in the air. (1-4)
Katy Duck, Big Sister ($7.99) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole. Katy shares the spotlight in this board-book tale. (2-5)
Counting Christmas ($7.99) by Karen Katz is a companion to Counting Kisses! (3-6)
600 Black Spots ($19.99) by David Carter is a pop-up book challenging readers to find spots. (3-up)
Trail ($26.99) by David Pelham. This pop-up tale follows tracks in the snow. (3-up)
Now It’s Fall! ($9.99) by Jeanie Lee, illus. by Geraldo Valerio, celebrates this season. (4-7)
Make Me a Princess ($8.99) by Sonali Fry, illus. by Judy Stead, is an interactive dress-up tale. (4-7)
The Secret Fairy Handbook and The Secret Fairy Christmas by Penny Dann ($14.99 each) are interactive stories starring the Secret Fairies. (4-8)
Holly Hobbie & Friends welcomes Secret Pals by Danielle Doll, illus. by Lisa Workman ($9.99, 4-7); and Best Friends Forever by Sonali Fry, illus. by Bob Berry ($3.99 paper, 4-8). Pepper returns in Pepper’s Valentine Surprise by Linda Bleck ($8.99, 4-7). And That’s Right, That’s Wrong! by Alan Katz offers four boxed sets, levels 1-4, ($9.99 each, 6-7 to 9-10).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
Catch a Ride to the Moon ($10.99) by Lizzie Mack, is a board book and CD featuring the Land of Milk & Honey. (up to 3)
God Must Really Love ...Numbers! and ...Opposites! ($6.99 each) by Rondi DeBoer, illus. by Steve Haskamp, introduce these concepts. (1-4)
VeggieTales offers The Puggslyville Fair by Karen Poth, illus. by Warner McGee ($7.99, 4-7).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/McELDERRY
Bear Feels Sick ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman. Bear is under the weather. (3-7)
Princess Me ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Christa Unzner. Who could this princess be? ($3-7)
The Getaway ($16.99) by Ed Vere. Notorious cheese thief Fingers McGraw is on the run. (5-7)
The Boy Who Painted the Dragon ($21.99) by Demi is a tale of a boy who confronts a dragon. (7-10)
A Tale of Gold ($15.99) by Thelma Hatch Wyss. There’s something more than money at stake in a chase for gold. (8-12)
Questors ($16.99) by Joan Lennon. Saving the world requires a hero—or three. (10-14)
Maddigan’s Fantasia ($17.99) by Margaret Mahy offers a time-travel thriller. (10-up)
Sight ($16.99) by Adrienne Mari Vrettos. Can Dylan’s gift of sight save her best friend’s sister? (12-up)
The Glass World ($16.99) by Kai Meyer concludes the trilogy with the final battle to rule the world of Dark Reflections. (12-up)
In the Shadow of the Bearcontinues withSorrel by David Randall. ($16.99, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON PULSE
Scandalosa ($15.99) by Michelle Serros is a sequel to Honey Blonde Chica! (14-up)
Does Snogging Count as Exercise? ($5.99) by Helen Salter. 14-year-old Holly wants to snag a boyfriend. (12-up)
Indie Girl ($8.99) by Kavita Daswani features a babysitter who aspires to be a fashion journalist. (12-up)
Uninvited ($8.99) by Amanda Marrone presents a novel featuring vampires. (14-up)
Go Figure ($8.99) by Jo Edwards is a tale about body issues. (14-up)
Hacking Harvard ($8.99) by Robin Wasserman. Getting into college may be a roll of the dice—but are those dice loaded? (14-up)
Uglies continues with Extras by Scott Westerfeld ($16.99, 12-up).
She’s a Witch Girlconcludes the trilogy by Kelly McClymer ($8.99, 12-up). Drama! raises the curtain on Everyone’s a Critic by Paul Ruditis ($8.99, 12-up). Todd Strasser’s Mob Princess releases Stolen Kisses, Secrets and Lies and Count Your Blessings ($8.99 each, 14-up). And Private offers Inner Circle by Kate Brian ($9.99, 14-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON SCRIBBLES
Follow the Reader: Thomas & Friends introduces Thomas on Track and Games with James ($27.99 each, 3-6). Franny’s Feet by Shirley Stern presents Twinkle Toes, Giddy-Up!, Around the World and Let’s Get Moving Carry-Along Coloring Kit ($3.99 each, 3-6). Curious George stars in Monkey Around ($3.99, 3-6); and George Was Here! ($4.99, 3-6). Holly Hobbie & Friends return in Doin’ My Thing Carry-Along Coloring Kit by Laura Floss, illus. by Kellee Riley ($5.99, 4-up). And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles offers TMNT: Underground Art Studio ($9.99) by Benjamin Harper ($9.99, 4-8).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Dora the Explorer reappears in seven volumes ($3.99-$12.99 each, 1-4 to 4-6). The Backyardigans adds three titles ($3.99-$10.99 each, 2-5 to 4-6). Blue’s Clues gains Big Sister Blue by Kara McMahon, illus. by Dan Kanemoto ($5.99, 2-5); and I’m Sorry! by Justin Chanda, illus. by David Levy ($3.99 paper, 3-7). And The Spiderwick Chronicles presents Movie Storybook ($8.99, 5-9); and The Official Movie Companion ($8.99 paper, 5-9).
Go, Diego, Go! releases six volumes ($3.99-$12.99 each, 1-4 to 4-7). Jakers! gains Mind Your Manners, adapted by Tom Mason and Dan Danko ($3.99, 3-7); and Ready-to-Read: Sheep on the Loose, adapted by Jodi Huelin ($3.99, 4-6), both illus. by Entara Ltd. SpongeBob SquarePants is back in four books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Everybody Hates Chris introduces Everybody Hates First Girlfriends by Felicia Pride and Everybody Hates Best Friends by Brian James ($5.99 each, 7-10). And Avatar: The Earth Kingdom Chronicles continues with The Tale of Toph and The Tale of Sokka by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Shane L. Johnson and Patrick Spaziante ($5.99 each, 7-11).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/WISEMAN
Henry the Dog with No Tail ($16.99) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Jules Feiffer, is a picture book by this daughter-father team. (3-6)
City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male ($15.99) by Meghan McCarthy tells of a hawk that built a nest in Manhattan. (4-8)
Clorinda Takes Flight ($16.99) by Robert Kinerk, illus. by Steven Kellogg. A cow follows her dream to fly.(4-8)
Bear’s First Christmas ($16.99) by Robert Kinerk, illus. by Jim LaMarche. After awakening from his winter’s nap, a bear discovers the true meaning of Christmas. (4-8)
Kickoff! ($15.99) by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell is a football novel by these NFL stars.(8-12)
Marissa Moss’s Amelia returns in Amelia’s Family Ties ($9.99, 7-10); and Vote 4 Amelia ($9.99, 10-13).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Looking for Loons ($16.95) by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Kristi Wakelin. In early morning, a boy awaits the arrival of the loons. (5-up)
A Growling Place ($16.95) by Thomas Maguire. A girl’s dream takes her to a world inhabited by bears. (5-up)
ABC Spookshow ($12.95) by Ryan Heshka introduces a monster-filled alphabet. (5-up)
The Woman Who Married a Bear ($16.95) by Elizabeth James, illus. by Atanas. A bear family takes a young woman into their world. (5-up)
The Magic Beads ($16.95) by Susin Nielsen, illus. by Genevieve Cote. At show-and-tell, a girl uses her imagination to turn a string of beads into a magic charm. (7-up)
The Day It All Blew Away ($16.95) by Lisa Cinar. An exchange of hats leads to a friendship and a new custom. (7-up)
The Moon Rock ($19.95) by Boriana Todorov, illus. by Vladimir Todorov. A boy must find the magical key that will halt a conflict between warring factions. (12-up)
Wordless Board Books debuts with Families and Counting by Odette Ross ($5.95 each, 1-3).
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
What Cats Want for Christmas ($16.95) by Kandy Radzinski reveals felines’ holiday wishes. (All ages)
The Orange Shoes ($16.95) by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Doris Ettlinger. A girl learns that the most precious things in life are not measured in dollars and cents. (6-10)
D Is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet ($17.95) by Nancy Sanders, illus. by E.B. Lewis, showcases achievements of African Americans in poetry and prose. (6-12)
Tales of the World launches with Yatandou by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Peter Sylvada ($17.95, 8-12). And Tales of Young Americans adds Pappy’s Handkerchief by Devin Scillian, illus. by Chris Ellison. ($17.95, 8-12).
Black Light Studio ($29.99) by Frank Young is a kit for creating and viewing black-light art. (7-up)
Indoor/Outdoor Super-Powered Microscope ($18.99) by Shar Levine. This kit includes a mini microscope, slides, collection tools and instruction book. (8-up)
You Explore It: Human Body ($24.99) by Lucille Kayes, M.D., is a kit introducing the skeletal, vascular and muscular systems. (8-up)
Human Body Challenge! by Ben Grosblatt and 4th Grade Challenge! by Jennifer Jacobson ($19.99 each) package a book with an electronic game. (8-up)
SOFT SKULL PRESS/RED RATTLE BOOKS
The Little General and the Giant Snowflake ($12.95) by Matthea Harvey, illus. by Elizabeth Zechel. A snowflake teaches a bellicose general about the importance of imagination. (All ages)
Medusa’s Daughter: A Novel ($17.95) by Jonathon Scott Fuqua, illus. by Steven Parke, tells of the adopted daughter of a carnival owner. (15-up)
Candy in Action ($15.95) by Matthue Roth. When a girl with kung fu skills turns down a date with a wealthy guy, she finds herself being stalked. (14-up)
Medusa’s Daughter: A Graphic Novel ($17.95) by Jonathon Scott Fuqua, illus. by Steven Parke, presents this story in graphic-novel format. (15-up)
I Love You More ($16.99) by Laura Duksta, illus. by Karen Keesler, reveals the love between a mother and son from the perspective of each. (4-up)
Those Amazing Musical Instruments! ($19.95) by Genevieve Helsby offers a book and CD-ROM introducing various instruments. (8-12)
The Fairy Chronicles welcomes Spiderwort and the Princess of Haiku and Periwinkle and the Cave of Courage by J.H. Sweet, illus. by Tara Larsen Chang ($6.99 each, 7-up). New Read It Hear It Classics are King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Benedict Flynn and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ($9.95 each, 7-up). And The Lucky Foot Stables introduces Lady’s Big Surprise and Star of Wonder by JoAnn Dawson ($6.99 each, 8-up).
You’re a Good Dog, Carl! ($29.95) by Alexandra Day collects six Carl stories. (All ages)
Everything You Need to Know About the Worldby Simon Eliot ($8.95) rounds up facts and illustrations. (8-12)
Better Off Famous? ($8.95) by Jane Mendle is a novel about fame and gossip. (13-up)
Saving Zoe ($8.95) by Alyson Noel. Two sisters’ relationship endures despite difficult circumstances. (13-up)
Every Crooked Pot ($9.95) by Renee Rosen is a coming-of-age tale about a misfit and her quirky family. (13-up)
House of Night continues with Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast ($8.95, 13-up).
STEPHENS PRESS LLC
Deputy Dorkface: How Stinkville Got Cleaned Up ($15.95) by Kevin D. Janison, illus. by Eldon Doty. Two boys find adventure in a town with a sign that declares: “High Stink Danger—Stay Out! (3-6)
We Go Together! ($12.95) by Todd Dunn, illus. by Miki Sakamoto, spotlights things that belong together. (2-4)
Panda Goes to School ($6.95) by Tara Jaye Morrow, illus. by Aaron Boyd. A lovable panda starts school. (3-5)
Stable in Bethlehem: A Christmas Counting Book ($9.95) by Joy Hulme, illus. by Dan Andreasen, introduces numbers. (3-5)
Puff, the Magic Dragon ($16.95) by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, illus. by Eric Puybaret, is a picture book version of this song, plus a musical CD. (3-7)
A Scratch & Sniff Night Before Christmas ($9.95) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Maggie Swanson, presents scents of the season. (3-7)
Gilbert in Deep ($12.95) by Jane Clarke and Charles Fuge. Gilbert the shark and his fish friend go over the edge of the reef into deep water. (3-7)
Nobody Notices Minerva ($14.95) by Wednesday Kirwan. Why doesn’t anyone notice Minerva’s naughty behavior? (3-up)
The Princess and the Pea ($14.95), retold by John Cech, illus. by Bernhard Oberdieck, offers a new version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. (4-7)
Mazeways: A to Z ($12.95) by Roxie Munro rounds up alphabetical mazes. (7-up)
Sleepover Party! Games and Giggles for a Fun Night ($14.95) by Jamie Kyle McGillian is a guide to sleepover fun. (8-10)
The Weird Club: The Search for the Jersey Devil ($12.95) by Randy Fairbanks. A boy searches for a legendary creature. (8-12)
Step Inside introduces Fairies: A Magical 3-Dimensional World of Fairies and Mermaids: A Magical 3-Dimensional World of Mermaids ($9.95 each, 3-6). Gyo Fujikawa presents Mother Goose, The Night Before Christmas, A Child’s Book of Poems and A Child’s Garden of Verses, illus. by Gyo Fujikawa ($9.95 each, 3-7). The Twelve Days of Christmas celebrates The Twelve Days of Christmas in Louisiana by Jean Cassels, illus. by Lynne Avril Cravatch; and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin by Erin Eitter Kono ($9.95 each, 5-up). Poetry forYoung People welcomes Maya Angelou ($14.95, 8-up). There are six new Sterling Biographies ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-up). And Unabridged Classics adds four titles ($9.95 each, 10-up).
Let’s Play Science ($5.95) by Mary Stetten Carson, illus. by Susan Nethery, compiles science experiments. (5-8)
I’m Going to Read adds Christmas Is Coming! and Found an Apple ($3.95 each, 4-6); A Bath for a Princess, Baby, I’m Bigger! and Halloween Party ($3.95 each, 6-7); Jackson Finds a Home ($3.95, 7-8); and Class Worms ($3.95, 8-up). I’m Going to Read Workbooks issues six titles ($5.95 each, 4-6). And Sterling Point has seven new releases, among them Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson and Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint by Jay Williams ($6.95 each, 12-up).
Nifty Plates from the Fifty States ($12.95) by Paul Beatrice is a kit that let kids record state license plates while traveling. (10-up)
Love from Woolly: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Woolly Gifts ($9.95) by Nina Michaels, illus. by Nicola Smee, reveals the presents a sheep has knitted for her friends. (2-4)
Tip Tip Dig Dig ($14.95) by Emma Garcia shows construction vehicles on the job. (2-4)
Ballet Kitty ($14.95) by Bernette Ford and Sam Williams centers on a dancing feline. (3-6)
Boys Are Best! ($14.95) by Manuela Olten features two boys who think girls are silly. (3-6)
How Big Is the World? ($14.95) by Britta Teckentrup. A globe-trotting mole realizes there is no place like home. (3-6)
Snail’s Birthday Wish ($14.95) by Fiona Rempt, illus. by Noëlle Smit. At his birthday celebration, Snail isn’t fast enough to keep up with his animal pals. (3-6)
STERLING/CIDER MILL PRESS
The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU ($9.95) by Kelli Dunham, illus. by Steve Bjorkman, is a guide for guys. (10-up)
The Braces Journal ($9.95) by Dan Price chronicles the braces-wearing experience. (12-up)
Outdoor Fun and Games for Kids: Over 100 Activities for 3-11 Year Olds ($9.95) by Jane Kemp and Clare Walters rounds up outdoor activities. (3-11)
CosmoGIRL! Secrets of Success: 38 Leaders Tell You How to Achieve Your Dreams ($7.95) compiles profiles of successful women. (12-up)
1 Baby, 2 Cats, 3 Trucks: My Counting Book and Boom Boom, Beep Beep, Roar! My Sounds Book ($4.95 each) by David Diehl are concept books. (1-4)
The Amazing Step-By Step Art Card Studio: Zoo Buddies You Can Draw ($9.95) by Linda Ragsdale, presents cards revealing how to draw animals. (5-up)
Burrows, Nests & Lairs: Animal Architects and Fangs, Claws & Talons: Animal Predators ($9.95 each) are animal references. (6-up)
Sports A to Z ($5.95) by David Diehl features a sports-themed alphabet, from archery to Zamboni. (6-up)
Party Fun! Themes, Cakes, Invitations, Treat Bags, Food, Games ($17.95) by Jenny Dodd is a guide to party planning. (All ages)
STERLING/SIXTH & SPRING
Show Me How issues Knitting: Knitting Storybook & How-to-Knit Instructions and Quilting: Quilting Storybook & How-to-Quilt Instructions by Susan Levin and Gloria Tracy ($14.95 each, 8-12).
A Day in the Salt Marsh ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Kevin Kurtz, illus. by Consie Powell, visits this habitat. (4-8)
Little Skink’s Tail ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Laurie Allen Klein. Little Skink tries on other animals’ tails after she loses her own. (4-8)
My Even Day ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed, illus. by Karen Lee. This prequel to One Odd Day tells of a field trip to the zoo. (4-8)
Julie the Rockhound ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Gail Karwoski, illus. by Lisa Downey, centers on a girl who finds a quartz crystal in her backyard. (5-9)