Nancy Drew Graphic Novels continues with Monkey-Wrench Blues by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Sho Murase ($12.95, paper $7.95, 8-12). The Hardy Boys Graphic Novels adds Vol. 10 and Vol. 11 by Scott Lobdell, illus. by Paulo Henrique ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). And Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels launches with Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, ed. by Jim Salicrup ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 10-up).
The Blessing of the Beasts ($18.95) by Ethel Pochocki, illus. by Barry Moser. Will a roach and a skunk be welcome at a church service celebrating all creatures? (5-up)
I Am My Grandpa's Enkelin ($17.95) by Walter Wangerin Jr., illus. by Don Tate. A girl lovingly recalls all that her German-American grandfather taught her. (7-11)
Journey to the Heart: Centering Prayer for Children ($12.95) by Frank Jelenek, illus. by Ann Boyajian, introduces centering prayer. (3-10)
Santa's Prayer ($11.95) by Mary Lou Andes, MSC, illus. by Patricia Mattozzi. In this book and CD, Santa prays to Baby Jesus for peace and hope. (3-6)
I Pray with Jesus: Remembrance of My First Holy Communion ($9.95), compiled by Daughters of St. Paul, outlines various religious rituals and prayers. (7-12)
My First Christmas Sticker Book ($6.95) by Sally Ann Wright, illus. by Moira Maclean. This retelling of the Nativity story includes stickers. (4-8)
Make Your Own Noah's Ark ($9.95) by Clare Beaton features an ark to fold out and color, plus cut-out figures. (6-10)
The Encounter of the Saints adds Saint Paul: The Thirteenth Apostle by Mary Lea Hill, FSP, illus. by Matthew Archambault; and Saint Faustina Kowalska: Messenger of Mercy by Susan Helen Wallace, FSP, illus. by Joan Waites ($7.95 each, 9-12).
Can You Growl Like a Bear? ($15.95) by John Butler encourages children to mimic animals sounds. (2-6)
Little Rabbit's Christmas ($15.95) by Harry Horse. Little Rabbit learns a lesson about sharing. (2-6)
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale ($16.95) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Michael Austin, offers a Cuban version of this story. (4-8)
Pennies in a Jar ($16.95) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Ted Lewin. A boy tries to be brave while his father is away at war during the 1940s. (4-8)
Snow Day! ($16.95) by Lester Laminack, illus. by Adam Gustavson, presents a twist on the tale of a winter day off from school. (4-8)
Santa's Eleven Months Off ($16.95) by Mike Reiss, illus. by Michael Montgomery, After a hectic December, Santa embarks on an adventure of self-improvement. (4-8)
That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! ($16.95) by Sherry Shahan, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. Dad shows Junior there is more than one way to enjoy playing soccer. (4-8)
The Monster Who Did My Math ($16.95) by Danny Schnitzlein, illus. by Bill Mayer, is a companion to The Monster Who Ate My Peas. (6-10)
The Last Polar Bears ($12.95) by Harry Horse. Grandfather and his dog travel to the North Pole to find the last polar bears. (6-10)
Titles in Spanish
Martina una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento cubano (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale ) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Michael Austin ($16.95, 4-8); and Un colchón de plumas para Ágata: Un cuento cubano de “ALAS” para niños (Agatha's Featherbed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story) by Carmen Agra Deedy, trans. by Cristina de la Torre, illus. by Laura Seeley ($15.95, paper $7.95, 4-8).
Giving up the Ghost ($14.95) by Sheri Sinykin. A teen learns to face her fears, including death, ghosts and the possible recurrence of her mother's cancer. (10-14)
Gabriel's Triumph ($14.95) by Alison Hart is the second installment of the Racing to Freedom trilogy. (8-12)
Sorta Sisters ($14.95) by Adrian Fogelin is the tale of adolescents struggling to find their place in the world. (8-12)
Darlene Halloween and the Great Chicago Fire ($15.95) by Peter Welling. After a mouse defeats the last witch in Chicago, the last day in October is named for her. (5-8)
Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter ($15.95) by Lois Harris profiles this American artist. (5-8)
The Thanksgiving Bowl ($15.95) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Philomena O'Neill. A bowl filled with notes about all a family is thankful for rolls off on a yearlong adventure. (5-8)
Witches' Night Before Halloween ($15.95) by Lesley Bannatyne, illus. by Adrian Tans. Witches prepare witchlings for their first Halloween. (5-8)
Sugar Lump's Night Before Christmas ($14.95) by Lynn Sheffield Simmons. What happens when Santa loses his voice and all his reindeer get sick? (5-8)
Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas ($15.95) by Joe Gribnau, illus. by Salima Alikhan. When cows pull his sleigh in the Rockies, Santa is mistaken for a cattle thief. (5-8)
Pennsylvania Dutch Alphabet ($15.95) by Chet Williamson, illus. by Alan Stacy, offers insight into Pennsylvania Dutch customs. (5-8)
Steve Harvey Presents the Adventures of Roopster Roux offers You're So Victor Vain by Lavaille Lavette, illus. by Vuthy Kuon ($15.95, 5-8). And Clovis Crawfish returns in Clovis Crawfish and the Twin Sister by Mary Alice Fontenot and Julie Fontenot Landry, illus. by Julie Dupré Buckner ($15.95, 5-8).
Hidden ($8.95) by Dotti Enderle. Is there hidden treasure among Fiona's late grandmother's belongings? (10-14)
Indigara ($11.99) by Tanith Lee. A girl and her robot dog discover the sinister underworld beneath Ollywood, their planet's film capital. (12-up)
Alice in Wonderland ($24.99) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger. A new edition of the classic. (All ages)
Good Night, Nori ($15.99) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Yusuke Yonezu. When Nori can't sleep, he sees if his friends can help. (3-up)
Chester ($16.99) by Ayano Imai. A lonely dog searches for a new home. (4-up)
The Clown Said No ($17.99) by Mischa Damjan, illus. by Gian Casty. An unhappy clown finds a solution. (4-up)
I Want a Hug( $16.99) by John A. Rowe. All Elvis wants is a hug. (4-up)
The Porridge Pot ($16.99) by Carl and Theodore Colshorn, illus. by Claudia Carls. In this German folktale, a pot of porridge sparks a quarrel between a couple. (4-up)
Sharing Christmas ($16.99) by Kate Westerlund, illus. by Eve Tharlet. A story about the true meaning of Christmas. (4-up)
Love, Meg ($16.99) by C. Leigh Purtill. Meg discovers surprising truths about her past and her family. (12-up)
SPUD ($16.99) by John Van de Ruit is the tale of a boy's first year at an elite South African boarding school. (12-up)
Thirteen Reasons Why ($16.99) by Jay Asher. Clay finds a box on his porch containing tapes recorded by his classmate and crush, who recently committed suicide. (13-up)
Breathe My Name ($16.99) by R.A. Nelson is a follow-up to Teach Me. (13-up)
Pretty Tough ($8.99) by Liz Tigelaar. Two sisters must face their differences when they are recruited for the same soccer team. (10-up)
Vampire Academy ($8.99) by Richelle Mead is a novel set in a boarding school where vampires learn magic. (12-up)
Those Girls ($9.99) by Sara Lawrence. Jinx fears she might lose her best friend when a new girl joins their exclusive school. (14-up)
Hannah West is back in Hannah West on Millionaire's Row by Linda Johns ($5.99, 10-up).
Drama Club starts up with The Fall Musical and The Big Production by Peter Lerangis ($7.99 each, 12-up). The Specialists gains Down to the Wire by Shannon Greenland ($6.99, 12-up). And S.A.S.S. adds The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber ($6.99, 12-up).
Beatrix Potter's The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny ($14.99) by Beatrix Potter is a book and DVD set with animation. (3-up)
A Beatrix Potter Treasury ($19.99) by Beatrix Potter rounds up 10 tales. (3-up)
Peter Rabbit Lift-the-Flap Shapes, Opposites and Sizes ($14.99) by Beatrix Potter is an adventure tale introducing these concepts. (3-up)
How to Find Flower Fairies ($19.99) by Cicely Mary Barker. This follow-up to Fairyopolis includes flaps, pop-ups and maps. (7-up)
Flower Fairies Friends by Cicely Mary Barker presents Merry Fairy Holidays: Three Enchanted Christmas Stories ($8.99, 7-up); and Sweet Pea's Precious Promise and Poppy's Perfect Home ($3.99 each, 7-up).
A Boy from Ireland ($19.95) by Marie Raphael. In 1901, an Irish boy in New York City searches for his father. (12-up)
The Nutcracker Ballet: A Book, Theater, and Paper Doll Foldout Play Set ($14.99) by Mara Conlon, illus. by Jo Gershman, lets children reenact this ballet. (All ages)
New Scratch and Sketch titles are Spooky Scratch and Sketch: An Activity Book for Spooky Artists and Trick-or-Treaters of All Ages by Heather Zschock, illus. by Martha Zschock ($12.99, 5-up); and Knights Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Imaginative and Adventurous Artists of All Ages by Tom Nemmers, illus by Kerren Barbas Steckler ($12.99, 8-up).
The Art Book for Children, Book Two ($19.95) is this publisher's second collection of work by artists from various periods in history. (8-up)
Nicholas returns in Nicholas and the Gang by René Goscinny, illus. by Jean-Jacques Sempé ($19.95, 7-up).
Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their Art ($30). Eric Carle offers an introduction to this anthology featuring Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells and others. (All ages)
All Around Us ($16.99) by Eric Carle compiles three concept board books. (1-3)
Toy Boat ($16.99) by Randall de Sève, illus. by Loren Long, is a tale about toys and children. (2-up)
Owl Moon: 20th Anniversary Ed. ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by John Schoenherr. Happy 20th birthday to this Caldecott winner. (4-up)
Swift ($16.99) by Robert J. Blake. A dog stars in this tale of trust and courage. (5-up)
The Lemonade Club ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco reveals the power of friendship. (6-up)
The Rogues ($18.99) by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris. A boy finds a way to fight back when a laird evicts everyone from their Scottish village. (10-up)
Comeback Kids come back in Hot Hands and Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica ($9.99 each, 8-up). Alex Rider Adventures continues with Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz ($17.99, 10-up). And Redwall by Brian Jacques adds Eulalia! and Redwall: 20th Anniversary Ed. ($23.99 each, 10-up).
Redwall presents Redwall: The Graphic Novel by Brian Jacques, illus. by Brett Blevins ($12.99, 8-up).
PICTURE WINDOW BOOKS
Know Your Colors adds four titles by Christianne Jones, illus. by Todd Ouren ($23.93 each, 4-7). Read-it! Readers: The Life of Max continues with four adventures by Adria Klein, illus. by Mernie Gallagher-Cole ($19.93 each, 4-8). Read-it! Readers: Content Readers debuts with 12 titles by Marcie Aboff, Susan Blackaby, Molly Blaisdell and Jessica Gunderson, illus. by James Demski Jr., Cori Doerrfield et al., including The Carnival Committee and The Lemonade Standoff ($19.93 each, 5-7). Launching Pfeffernut County are Farmer Cap, Fawn Braun's Big City Blues, Henry Shortbull Swallows the Sun and Louie the Layabout by Nick Healy and Jill Kalz, illus. by Sahin Erkocak ($23.93 each, 5-7). American Symbols issues The Lincoln Memorial and Our U.S. Capitol by Mary Firestone, illus. by Matthew Skeens ($23.93 each, 5-7). Way to Be! adds six books by Jill Lynn Donahue, illus. by Stacy Previn ($23.93 each, 5-8). There are six new Biographies by Lori Mortensen and Suzanne Slade, illus. by Natascha Alex Blanks, Robert McGuire, et al. ($23.93 each, 5-8). Picture Window Book World Atlases starts up with six atlases by Karen Foster and Felicia Law, illus. by Ali Lodge ($27.93 each, 7-9). Read-it! Chapter Books: Crunchbone Castle Chronicles debuts with four titles by Karen Wallace, illus. by Helen Flook ($21.26 each, 7-10). And Freak Facts launches with five titles by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Matthew Skeens including Cows Sweat Through Their Noses and Other Freaky Facts About Animal Habits. ($26.60 each, 8-10).
An Elephant's Life ($16.95) by Kristin Ryan chronicles elephants from their beginnings on earth to their possible extinction. (8-12)
A Child's Beowulf, Book I ($17.95), adapted by Michelle Szobody, illus. by Justin Gerard, retells this epic. (7-up)
Jack and Inar ($15.95) by Cory Godbey. An orphaned hero unwittingly saves an ancient dragon—and London. (9-12)
PRICE STERN SLOAN
Big Fish Little Fish ($9.99) by Ed Heck. Can Big Fish catch Little Fish? (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Halloween Party and Spooky's First Halloween ($5.99 each) by Salina Yoon are Halloween tales. (3-5)
Apples, Apples! ($7.99) by Salina Yoon is a lift-the-flap book about apples. (3-5)
HOLIducks ($6.99) by Maryann Cusimano Love. Lucky Ducks celebrate holidays. (3-5)
Jingle Jungle Jingle Bells ($7.99) by Salina Yoon depicts jungle animals' Christmas celebrations. (3-5)
The Witches' Ball and The Snow Ball ($6.99 each) by David Steinberg, illus. by Liz Conrad, portray a Halloween ball; and polar bears' winter fun. (3-6)
Baby Loves Jazz by Andy Blackman Hurwitz presents Nursery Rhyme Jazz, illus. by Brian Coldrick; On the Road, illus. by Teresa Lester; and Mingus Mouse Plays Christmastime Jazz, illus. by Stephen Kelleher ($8.99 each, 2-6)
Little Miss Sunshine and the Wicked Witch and Mr. Happy and the Wizard ($3.99 each) by Roger Hargreaves are tales starring these characters. (3-up)
Little Miss Gift Set and Mr. Men Gift Set ($16.99 each) by Roger Hargreaves each round up six titles. (3-up)
The Coolest Snowman EVER!andThe Silliest Valentine EVER! ($4.99 each) by Siobhan Ciminera, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, feature stickers and stencils to help create dough ornaments; and Valentines. (4-7)
Have a Good Trip, Mr. Bean! ($4.99) is a junior novelization of Mr. Bean's Holiday. (7-10)
Stefan's Story ($3.99), adapted by Cynthia Stierle, features the boy who travels through France with the title character in Mr. Bean's Holiday. (7-10)
The World According to Mr. Bean ($5.99) by Rebecca McCarthy shows off Mr. Bean's photos from his vacation in France. (7-10)
Together Forever ($15.99) by Grace Norwich and Betsy West goes behind the scenes with young Disney Channel stars. (8-up)
Wee Sing chimes in with Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies Gift Set and Wee Sing-Alongs Gift Set by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp ($17.99 each, all ages). My First Mad Libs has two additions ($4.99 each, 3-4). And Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern adds four titles ($3.99 each, 8-up).
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
D.I.Y. Kids ($14.95) by Ellen and Julia Lupton outlines more than 90 projects using basic design principles. (7-12)
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs ($13.95) by Sandra McLeod Humphrey helps kids deal with serious issues they face at school. (8-up)
I Love to Visit My Grammy ($19.95) by Mary Crowley reveals the love between a woman and her granddaughter. (4-8)
The Eyelid Game ($12.95) by Kim Selting Null, illus. by Terri Selting David. A mother-child game comes in handy during a scary event. (4-8)
Charlemagne Mack: Rise of the Queen ($14.95) by Stephen Jones. An African-American inner-city girl discovers she is queen of the Sky Conjurors. (8-12)
The English Roses, a new series for tweens by Madonna, debuts with Friends for Life!, Goodbye, Grace?, The New Girl and A Rose by Any Other Name, illus. by Jeffrey Fulvimari ($9.99 each, 7-up). Hank the Cowdog returns in The Case of the Most Ancient Bone by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($4.99, 8-up). And Hoofbeats trots along with Silence and Lily, 1773 by Kathleen Duey ($5.99, 8-up).
Leaves ($15.99) by David Ezra Stein views the changing seasons from a bear's perspective. (All ages)
Monster Hug! ($15.99) by David Ezra Stein depicts rambunctious kids at play. (All ages)
Tomie dePaola's Front Porch Tales & North Country Whoppers ($17.99) by Tomie dePaola tickles the ribs with tales set in New Hampshire and Vermont. (All ages)
Tomie's Little Book of Love ($7.99) by Tomie dePaola collects 28 verses about love. (1-up)
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School ($16.99) by Nathan Hale introduces two best pals. (3-up)
Before You Were Mine ($15.99) by
Maribeth Boelts, illus. by David Walker. A boy imagines what life was like for his dog before he adopted him from a shelter. (4-up)
Little Toot: Restored Classic Ed. ($17.99) by Hardie Gramatky brings back this 1939 tale of an energetic tugboat. (4-up)
Louder, Lili ($16.99) by Gennifer Choldenko, illus. by S.D. Schindler. A quiet girl finds her voice just in time to help a friend. (4-up)
The Mine-O-Saur ($16.99) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by David Clark, centers on a greedy dino who refuses to share. (4-up)
Stay Awake, Sally ($16.99) by Mitra Modarressi. In this bedtime role-reversal tale, a young raccoon's parents want to party all night long. (4-up)
The Three Snow Bears ($16.99) by Jan Brett gives the Goldilocks story an Inuit setting. (4-up)
The Twelve Dancing Princesses ($16.99) by Rachel Isadora sets this fairytale in Africa. (4-up)
Tuttle's Red Barn: The Story of America's Oldest Family Farm ($16.99) by Richard Michelson, illus. by Mary Azarian. A family saga. (5-up)
The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, YouCan'tManage Without Apostrophes! ($16.99) by Lynne Truss, illus. by Bonnie Timmons. The author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves here tackles apostrophes. (6-up)
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen ($16.99) by Eric Berlin. Winston's entire family becomes obsessed with a mystery.. (8-up)
Vampire Island ($14.99) by Adele Griffin portrays the challenges faced by three vampire siblings. (9-up)
Woe Is I Jr.: A Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English ($16.99) by Patricia T. O'Conner, illus. by Tom Stiglich, offers a humorous introduction to grammar. (9-up)
City of Dogs ($16.99) by Livi Michael recounts an epic quest to save the world for humans, gods and dogs. (10-up)
Rhiannon ($18.99) by Vicki Grove. A girl finds adventure and romance in medieval times. (10-up)
Avenger ($16.99) by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby. Danny and Elena are recruited by the British government for a dangerous assignment. (12-up)
Dragonhaven ($17.99) by Robin McKinley is a tale set in a modern-day world where dragons exist. (12-up)
Full House: Ten Stories About Poker ($17.99), ed. by Pete Hautman, compiles short stories. (12-up)
Slam ($19.99) by Nick Hornby. In the author's first YA novel, a teen discovers he is about to become a father. (12-up)
Sure Fire ($16.99) by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards. This adventure tale marks Higgins's YA fiction debut. (12-up)
Eric Hill's Spot stars in Spot's Halloween Party ($7.99, 1-up); and Spot's Playtime Pop-up ($14.99, 2-up). And Time to Smell the Roses is a new Hermux Tantamoq Adventure by Michael Hoeye ($15.99, 10-up).