Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals ($11.95) by Bruce and Carol Malnor, illus. by Anisa Claire Hovemann, introduces scientists who have helped save species from extinction. (4-10)
The BLUES Go Birding at Wild American Shores ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Carol L. Malnor and Sandy F. Fuller, illus. by Louise Schroeder. Five bluebirds discover a variety of coastal birds. (5-9)
Clover's Little Problem ($16.95, paper $5.95) by B.L. Dawson introduces a third-grader who is coping with head lice. (8-12)
DEAR BABY BOOKS
Dear Baby adds Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You by Carol Casey, illus. by Mark Braught ($16.95, 2-8).
Honk Honk! Beep Beep! ($15.99) by Daniel Kirk. A father and son take a noisy car trip around town. (2-5)
Dinosaur vs. the Potty ($15.99) by Bob Shea. This tale about toilet training features the star of Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (2-6)
Always Listen to Your Mother ($15.99) by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Kyle M. Stone. An obedient son learns that the rules are different at his monster neighbor's house. (3-7)
Rubia and the Three Osos ($15.99) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Melissa Sweet, is a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. (3-7)
Franklin's Big Dreams ($16.99) by David Teague, illus. by Boris Kulikov, offers a nighttime adventure by air, land, and sea. (3-7)
Don't Call Me Pruneface! ($16.99) by Janet Reed Ahearn, illus. by Drazen Kozjan, is the tale of a boy who stands his ground. (3-7)
The Secret Message ($16.99) by Mina Javaherbin, illus. by Bruce Whatley. In this Persian tale, a parrot tricks his owner into setting him free. (4-7)
Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy ($17.99) by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Matt Tavares, profiles this president. (5-8)
The Steps Across the Water ($17.99) by Adam Gopnik, illus. by Bruce McCall, is a fantasy about a girl who must help the threatened citizens of a hidden city. (8-up)
Murder Afloat ($17.99) by Jane Leslie Conly tells of a boy who is kidnapped and forced to work aboard a Baltimore oystering vessel.
Starfish: A Novel ($16.99) by James Crowley. This adventure centering on a brother and sister is set on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation. (8-up)
The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus Graphic Novel ($19.99, paper $9.99) by Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Lee Sullivan and Nicholas Chapuis, is a graphic novel version of this story. (10-up)
The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero ($18.99) by Rick Riordan launches this series about a new generation of demigods. (10-up)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel ($19.99, paper $9.99) by Rick Riordan and Robert Venditti, illus. by Attila Futaki and José Villarrubia, presents this tale in graphic novel format. (10-up)
Dead Beautiful ($16.99) by Yvonne Woon is a love story about desire, danger, and destiny. (12-up)
Delcroix Academy, Book One: The Candidates ($16.99) by Inara Scott launches a series set in a school for the supernaturally gifted. (12-up)
Clementine stars in Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee ($14.99, 7-10). Super Chicken Nugget Boy returns in Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr. Ned-Grant and His Eggplant Army by Josh Lewis, illus. by Douglas Holgate ($16.99, paper $4.99, 7-11). The Mistmantle Chronicles continues with Urchin and the Rage Tide by M.I. McAllister ($17.99, 8-up). Artemis Fowl adds The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer ($17.99, 10-up). Jonathan Stroud's The Ring of Solomon is a fourth Bartimaeus title ($17.99, 10-up). Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz is a new Blue Bloods Novella ($14.99, 12-up); and de la Cruz's Misguided Angel joins Blue Bloods Novels ($16.99, 12-up). Touch presents Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz ($16.99, 12-up). And Seven Realms welcomes The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima ($17.99, 12-up).
Amigas introduces Lights, Camera, Quince! and She's Got Game by Veronica Chambers ($7.99 each, 12-up).
DISNEY/JUMP AT THE SUN
Christmas in the Time of Billy Lee ($16.99) by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Barry Moser. Ellie restores joy to her town by believing in miracles. (4-7)
Black Pioneers: Home Is with Our Family ($16.99) by Joyce Hansen, illus. by E.B. Lewis, focuses on a little-known settlement in 19th-century New York. (8-up)
Sugar Plum Ballerinas welcomes Terrible Terrel by Whoopi Goldberg, illus. by Maryn Roos ($16.99, paper $4.99, 6-10).
Tangled: Stick to Your Dreams: A Sticker-Activity Storybook ($14.99). This movie tie-in includes 100 vinyl stickers. (3-7)
Toy Story: Rootin'-Tootin' Tales ($14.99) offers a storybook and CD. (3-up)
Disney-Pixar Cars: Lightning Was Here by Calliope Glass and Ready to Race by Lara Bergen ($12.99 each) are stories based on this film. (3-up)
Tangled: Rapunzel's Magical Hair ($15.99) by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Claire Keane, features art by one of this film's animators. (4-8)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue: Lizzie's Fairy Adventure ($12.99) by Kim Morris is a tie-in to this movie. (6-8)
Tangled: Rapunzel's Journal: Letting Down My Hair ($12.99) by Calliope Glass. This movie tie-in includes a gatefold. (6-up)
New Disney Baby titles are Look Baby by Susan Amerikaner and Silly Baby ($5.99 each, all ages); and Squeaky Clean and Who Is It? ($6.99 each, all ages). Baby Einstein adds I See Shapes by Susan Ring ($5.99, 9 mos.-up). And Disney Princess offers Princess Playtime by Elle D. Risco ($12.99, 3-6); A Royal Christmas by Lisa Ann Marsoli ($12.99, 3-7); and Princess Bedtime Stories Storybook Collection ($15.99, 3-up).
Tron Legacy: Game On and Legacy Derezzed ($3.99 each) by James Gelsey, are 8×8 tie-ins to this film. (4-7)
Tron Legacy: Into the Light and Out of the Dark ($3.99 each) by Tennant Redbank are early readers based on this movie. (6-9)
Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Band Together ($3.99) by Sarah Nathan and The Junior Novel ($4.99) by Wendy Loggia are tie-ins to this Disney Channel movie. (6-up)
Tron Legacy: It's Your Call: Initiate Sequence ($12.99) by Carla Jablonski. Readers guide the action of this story. (8-12)
Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Poster Book ($7.99) rounds up posters based on the film. (8-up)
Tron Legacy: The Movie Storybook ($6.99) by James Ponti offers an illustrated retelling of this film. (8-up)
Santa Buddies: The 2-in-1 Junior Novel ($5.99) by Catherine Hapka ties into the films about Santa Paws, Santa's dog. (8-up)
Tron Legacy: The Betrayal ($9.99) by Fabian Nicieza, illus. by Andie Tong, is a graphic novel prequel to this movie. (13-up)
New Read-Along Storybook and CD titles are The Princess and the Frog, Tinker Bell, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella: A Heart Full of Love, and Mickey's Spooky Night ($6.99 each, 3-7). Mickey Mouse Clubhouse greets Goofy Goes to the Doctor by Susan Amerikaner ($3.99, 3-up). Tiana: The Grand Opening by Helen Perelman joins Disney Princess ($4.99, 6-8). Phineas and Ferb star in Haunted Hayride by Scott Peterson and Bring It On, Bully! by Lara Bergen ($5.99 each, 6-up); and Phineas and Ferb Comic Reader: Hey, Where's Perry? by John Green and Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Guide to Conquering the Tri-State Area by Ellie O'Ryan ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Prince of Persia gains The Road to Sardis and Walls of Babylon ($4.99 each, 8-up).
I'm a Scientist: Kitchen by Lisa Burke and Backyard ($12.99 each) compile kitchen- and plant-themed experiments. (4-7)
Amazing Pop-Up Space Atlas ($21.99) is a pop-up guide to space. (5-8)
Animals and Me ($12.99) compares human and animal body parts. (5-8)
Tangled: The Essential Guide ($12.99) is a tie-in to this film. (5-17)
Disney Princess Encyclopedia ($16.99) introduces Disney princesses. (6-11)
Visual Encyclopedia: Space ($24.99) is a guide to the solar system. (7-12)
You Can Cook ($19.99) by Annabel Karmel teaches cooking skills. (7-12)
Children's Book of Music ($24.99) offers an introduction to music history. (7-17)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: New Battlefronts: The Visual Guide ($19.99) by Jason Fry ties into this movie. (7-17)
What Goes On in My Head? ($16.99) explains the workings of the brain. (7-17)
How Animals Work ($24.99) examines animal anatomy. (8-13)
Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide ($16.99) focuses on these superheroes and villains. (8-17)
Look Now ($24.99) is an illustrated reference to the world and its people. (8-17)
Star Wars Blueprints: Rebel Edition ($19.99) by Ryder Windham celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. (8-17)
Ask Me Everything ($24.99) answers questions on a range of topics. (8-17)
Big Idea Science Book ($29.99) is a guide to science with an Internet component. (8-17)
One Million Things: Human Body and Space ($18.99 each) explore these subjects. (8-17)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia ($16.99) by Jason Fry is a guide to The Clone Wars characters. (8-17)
Ideas That Changed the World ($24.99). Photos illustrate this reference about key inventions. (10-17)
This Book Made Me Do It ($19.99) outlines a variety of activities. (10-17)
Supernatural ($24.99) is a guide to unexplained phenomena. (10-17)
Danger! ($19.99) introduces such phenomena as deep-sea monsters and frogs falling from the sky. (10-17)
Baby Touch and Feel gains Christmas and Pets ($5.99 each, up to 5). My First offers My First Animals: Let's Squeak and Squawk! ($9.99, 1-3). Shaped Board Books adds Tractor ($7.99, 2-5). New DK Readers are Star Wars: Blast Off! ($14.99, paper $3.99, 4-6); Star Wars: Clone Troopers in Action ($14.99, paper $3.99, 5-7); Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Heroes ($14.99, paper $3.99, 7-9); and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Planets in Peril ($14.99, paper $3.99, 8-10). Lego Brickmasters offers Atlantis and Star Wars ($29.99 each, 7-14). And Eyewitness presents Treasure and Endangered Animals ($16.99 each, 8-14).
Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Ultimate Sticker Trade ($12.99) rounds up stickers based on these Pokémon versions. (up to 5)
Disney Princess Enchanted Ultimate Sticker Book ($6.99) contains more than 60 reusable stickers. (3-11)
Children's Bible Ultimate Sticker Collection ($12.99) features art from The Children's Bible. (5-8)
Sticker Encyclopedia: Ocean ($12.99) includes stickers and info about underwater life. (5-12)
Tangled Ultimate Sticker Book ($6.99) presents stickers based on this film. (5-17)
The History Book ($19.99) provides facts covering 3,500 years of history. (10-17)
Presidents joins Ultimate Sticker Books ($6.99, 5-up).
DOWN EAST BOOKS
The Blizzard Wizard ($16.95) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by John Aardema. After failed attempts to create the perfect snowstorm, this wizard finds his missing spell. (4-8)
Grandma Drove the Snow Plow ($16.95) by Katie Clark, illus. by Amy Huntington, is a sequel to Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck. (4-8)
Snowflake Comes to Stay ($16.95) by Karel Hayes. A puppy forever changes a woman's life. (4-8)
Ice Harbor Mittens ($16.95) by Robin Hansen, illus. by Jamie Hogan. A boy's compass mittens enable a lobster boat to find home port in the fog. (6-9)
My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide ($8.95) by Puck, illus. by Violet Lemay, is a food-themed alphabet board book. (3-5)
Cool Counting Books adds 123 Boston by Puck, illus. by Kevin Somers ($8.95, up to 3).
Taylor Swift: The Unofficial Story ($14.95) by Lyle Spencer is a biography of this singer. (9-up)
Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries ($14.95) by Crissy Calhoun is a guide to this television program. (12-up)
Don't Stop Believin': The Unofficial Guide to Glee ($14.95) by Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner focuses on the cast members of and episodes from this TV show. (12-up)
The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book ($15.99) by Jez Alborough. While the farmer sleeps, animals climb aboard a tractor and take turns making engine sounds. (2-6)
Market Day! ($19.99) by Victoria Roberts, illus. by Tomislav Zlatic, packages four concept board books with pop-ups and press-out characters in a carrying case. (3-up)
A Garden for Pig ($15.99) by Kathryn Thurman, illus. by Lindsay Ward. A pig living on an apple farm finds a way to add variety to the garden. (4-8)
The Tooth ($14.99) by Avi Slodovnick, illus. by Manon Gauthier. On a visit to the dentist, Marissa encounters a homeless man. (4-8)
The Church Mouse ($16.99) by Graham Oakley is a new edition of this story of a church cat and mouse. (5-9)
Old Abe, Eagle Hero ($15.99) by Patrick Young, illus. by Anne Lee, tells of a spirited Civil War bald eagle. (5-9)
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool ($15.99) by Odo Hirsch. After an earthquake reveals something glorious, Darius hopes he'll be able to preserve his family's honor. (9-12)
Roll Up the Streets ($15.99) by John Bladek. Two friends become embroiled in a mystery when they set out to discover the cause of an awful smell. (10-13)
When Molly Was a Harvey Girl: A Novel of the Old West ($15.99) by Frances M. Wood. Left penniless by their father's death, two sisters take jobs as waitresses. (10-14)
Anna Hibiscus launches with Anna Hibiscus and Hooray for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke ($5.99 each, 5-9). Jack Russell: Dog Detective stars in The Ham Heist by Darrel and Sally Odgers ($4.99, 7-11). Pet Vet by the Odgers welcomes The Kitten's Tale ($4.99, 7-11). Extreme Adventures continues with Shark Bait and Scorpion Sting by Justin D'Ath ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Chloe & Levesque debuts with Over the Edge and Double Cross by Norah McClintock ($5.99 each, 11-up).
Stroller Books adds Rainy Day Stroller Book, Seaside Stroller Book, and Farm Stroller Book by Fiona Watt ($7.99 each, infant-up). Watt's Sing Along Christmas Carols with CD joins Baby Board Books with CD ($14.99, infant-up). Baby's Very First Board Books gains Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Christmas Book and Baby's Very First 123 Book by Stella Baggott ($6.99 each, infant-up). Baggott's Baby's Very First Noisy Book launches Baby's Very First Noisy Books ($14.99, infant-up). Very First Words gains Very First Nursery Rhymes by Rosaline Bonnet ($6.99, 9 mos.-up). That's Not My Tiger by Watt joins Touchy-Feely Board Books ($8.99, 9 mos.-up). Rhyming Look and Say greets Finger Rhymes by Felicity Brooks ($8.99, 2-up). Busy Sounds Board Books introduces Noisy Monsters by Jessica Greenwell ($18.99, 2-up). And Baby Jigsaw Books releases Under the Sea Baby Jigsaw Book by Watt ($9.99, 2-up).
New Look and Say Board Books are Counting Rhymes and Animal Rhymes by Felicity Brooks ($8.99 each, 2-up). Language Guides adds French for Beginners Flashcards IR, Spanish for Beginners Flashcards IR, and English for Beginners Flashcards IR by Susan Meredith ($9.99 each, 3-up). Lift and Look Board Books adds Planes Lift and Look and Construction Sites Lift and Look by Brooks and Dinosaurs Lift and Look by Jessica Greenwell ($9.99 each, 3-up). Picture Book Classics introduces Story of Robin Hood by Rob Lloyd Jones ($9.99, 3-up). Story of the Nativity by Anna Milbourne is a new Story title ($10.99, 3-up). Wind-Up Books presents Wind-Up Pirate Ship by Louie Stowell ($29.99, 3-up). And Big Books releases Big Book of Big Dinosaurs IR by Alex Frith ($13.99, 3-up).
Flip Flap Board Books issues Flip Flap Cars by Rob Lloyd Jones ($14.99, 6-up). Activity Cards welcomes Travel Doodles and Animal Doodles by Fiona Watt and Tricky Words to Spell by Matt Durber ($9.99 each, 6-up). Children's Cooking adds 30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat by Rebecca Gilpin ($9.99, 6-up). Beginner's Science releases Solar System IR by Emily Bone ($4.99, 6-up). See Inside Board Books offers See Inside Houses Long Ago by Rob Lloyd Jones ($12.99, 7-up). Beginner's Social Studies gains Digging Up History IR by Lisa Gillespie ($9.99, 7-up). Science Stories releases What's Science All About? by Kate Davies ($15.99, 8-up). Illustrated Stories introduces Illustrated Stories for Christmas ($14.99, 8-up); and Illustrated Classics for Boys by Leslie Firth ($19.99, 8-up). Miniature Editions gains Little Book of Horses and Ponies by Sarah Khan ($6.99, 8-up). And Essential Atlas of the World IR by Stephanie Turnbull is a new Atlas ($10.99, 9-up).
Series in Spanish
New Spanish Board Books are Esto No Es Mi Ninito and Este No Es Mi Ninita by Fiona Watt ($8.99 each, 9 mos.-up).
That’s Not My Coloring Books offers Things That Go Coloring Book and Animals Coloring Book by Fiona Watt ($4.99 each, 2-up). New Sticker Books are Around the World Sticker Book by Stella Baggott ($8.99, 3-up); and Building Site Sticker Book, Airport Sticker Book, and Vacation Sticker Book by Jessica Greenwell ($6.99 each, 4-up). Sticker Coloring Books offers My First Christmas Coloring Book by Rachel Wells ($5.99, 3-up); and Airport Coloring Book with Stickers and Trucks and Diggers Coloring Book with Stickers by Greenwell and 123 Coloring Book with Stickers by Stacey Lamb ($5.99 each, 4-up). And Activity Books introduces Christmas Sticker Book by Watt ($8.99, 4-up); and Watt’s Christmas Drawing Doodling and Coloring and Drawing, Doodling and Coloring Book ($13.99 each, 6-up).
New Coloring Books are Dinosaur Coloring Book by Simon Tudhope and Soccer Coloring Book by Kirsteen Rogers ($5.99 each, 4-up). Sticker Activity Books releases Soccer Sticker Book by Fiona Watt ($8.99, 4-up). Sticker Dolly Dressing welcomes Sticker Dolly Dressing Movie Stars by Watt ($8.99, 4-up). Sticker Dressing Up issues Knights Sticker Book by Kate Davies ($8.99, 5-up). Oliver Moon stars in Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion IR, Happy Birthday Oliver Moon IR, and Oliver Moon’s Summer Howliday IR by Sue Mongredien ($4.99 each, 7-up). And new Fiction titles are Raven Queen IR by Pauline Francis, A World Away IR by Pauline Francis, and Space Cowboy by Justin Stanchfield ($5.99 each, 13-up).
The Nativity ($14.99), illus. by Ruth Sanderson, features paintings that recall medieval manuscripts. (All ages)
I Wanted to Know All About God ($7.99) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Debra Reid Jenkins, answers questions children often ask about God. (1-4)
Do You Have a Cat? ($15.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Geraldo Valério, introduces felines owned by 12 historical figures. (4-8)
Animals of the Bible for Young Children ($16.50) by Marie-Hélène Delval, illus. by Aurélia Fronty, spotlights creatures from biblical stories. (4-8)
The Bible for Young Children ($16.50) by Marie-Hélène Delval, illus. by Götting, compiles tales of key biblical figures. (4-8)
Sivu's Six Wishes ($16.99) by Jude Daly. A stonemason who longs to be more powerful learns the importance of being oneself. (6-10)
The Middle Sheep ($5.99) by Frances Watts, illus. by Judy Watson, is a sequel to Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maude. (7-10)
The Wild Man ($9) by Mark Barratt is a follow-up to Joe Rat. (11-up)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Red Bananas presents Friday Surprise by Anne Fine, illus. by Helen Flook ($5.99, 5-7).
Not Me! ($13.99) by Nicola Killen features a rhyming text that repeats this familiar exclamation. (2-up)
The Butler Gets a Break: A Bellweather Tale ($15.99) by Kristin Clark Venuti is a sequel to Leaving the Bellweathers. (8-12)
Edison's Gold ($15.99) by Geoff Watson. To save his family from financial ruin, a teenage descendant of Thomas Edison must discover how to turn metal into gold. (8-12)
Write On, Callie Jones ($15.99) by Naomi Zucker is a sequel to Callie's Rules. (8-12)
Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World ($13.99) by Vordak T. Incomprehensible. A former supervillain offers advice on dominating the world. (8-up)
The Boy Who Could Fly ($16.99) by James Norcliffe. What would it like to be invisible and to fly? (10-up)
The Invisible Order, Book One: Rise of the Darklings ($16.99) by Paul Crilley launches a trilogy about a girl destined to enter a battle between parallel worlds. (10-up)
Meanicures ($15.99) by Catherine Clark. When Lee and her friends take revenge on the mean girls at school, they discover they've become mean girls themselves. (10-up)
Dangerous Neighbors ($16.99) by Beth Kephart centers on twin sisters who are torn apart by fate and love. (12-up)
The Dragons of Noor ($17.99) by Janet Lee Carey. Three teens must use their magical gifts to rescue the dragons' world. (12-up)
Shadow Hills ($17.99) by Anastasia Hopcus. Searching for answers to her sister's death, Persephone discovers secrets, love, and a dangerous destiny. (12-up)
Virgin Territory ($16.99) by James Lecesne. After his mother dies, a boy meets the leader of a group of kids whose families seek out sightings of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (12-up)
Blood on My Hands ($16.99) by Todd Strasser. Callie must prove her innocence in the murder of her best friend and find the actual killer. (14-up)
Notes from the Blender ($16.99) by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. An outcast boy and the popular girl he loves learn that their parents are getting married. (14-up)
Rich and Mad ($17.99) by William Nicholson is a novel exploring first love. (14-up)
Candle Man adds The Society of Dread by Glenn Dakin ($15.99, 10-up).
ENCHANTED LION BOOKS
Emma's Journey ($17.95) by Claire Froissard, photos by Etienne Froissard, centers on a pigeon that lives in Central Park. (4-8)
Ice ($14.95) by Arthur Geisert. In this wordless tale, pigs suffering from the heat embark on a search for ice. (4-7)
The Day the Cow Sneezed ($16.95) by James Flora. A boy learns that a tiny error can grow into a huge mistake. (4-8)
The Fourteenth Dalai Lama: His Life, His Struggles, His Words ($16.95) by Jean-Michel Billioud, illus. by Judith Gueyfier, focuses on this individual's life and Tibetan Buddhism. (8-12)
Big Wolf and Little Wolf return in Such a Beautiful Orange! by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illus. by Olivier Tallec ($16.95, 4-8).
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Out of Iraq: Refugees' Stories in Words, Paintings and Music ($17.99) by Sybella Wilkes. Angelina Jolie contributes a foreword to this compilation. (11-up)
Biggest Bugs Life-Size ($19.95) by George Beccaloni. Photos illustrate this book about bugs. (9-up)
Wind Power ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Clive Dobson. This examination of the history and uses of wind power includes 20 projects. (10-up)
The Nobel Prize: The Story of Alfred Nobel and the Most Famous Prize in the World ($19.95) by Michael Worek discusses this prize and those who have won it. (12-up)
Mighty Machines introduces Bulldozers, Cranes, Diggers, and Loaders by Amanda Askew ($5.95 each, 4-7). And Exploring the World of... offers Exploring the World of Eagles and Exploring the World of Wolves by Tracy Read ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-12).
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
Catching Time ($17.95) by Rachna Gilmore, illus. by Kristi Anne Wakelin. When a hectic schedule leaves no time for family fun, Sara decides to capture time itself. (4-8)
Northern Dancer ($22.95, paper $9.95) by Gare Joyce tells of the first Canadian-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby. (9-14)
On Parade: The Hidden World of Animals in Entertainment ($19.95) by Rob Laidlaw describes the living condition of animals captured and bred to be entertainers. (8-12)
No Small Victory ($12.95) by Connie Brummel Crook. During the Depression, Bonnie raises money to replace her family's lost chickens. (8-12)
The Dewpoint Show ($12.95) by Barb Howard. A reclusive boy learns a lesson about interacting with the world from an elderly neighbor. (12-up)
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE/FIFTH HOUSE
Proud to Be Inuvialuit ($16.95) by James Pokiak and Mindy Willett, photos by Tessa Macintosh, focuses on the Inuvialuit people of northwestern Canada. (10-up)
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE/RED DEER PRESS
How to Ruin Your Life: And Other Lessons School Doesn't Teach You ($9.95) by Carolyn McTighe. The friendship between two girls is threatened after one allows the other to win during track tryouts. (10-up)
McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records ($12.95) by Colleen Sydor introduces a boy who is obsessed with setting personal records to avoid being ordinary. (12-up)
Acting Up ($12.95) by Ted Staunton. A teen living in a small town with crazy characters learns that growing up can be quite an adventure. (14-up)
Pobble's Way ($16.95) by Simon Van Booy, illus. by Wendy Edelson. As Pobble and her father walk in the snowy woods, animals ponder what her lost mitten is. (4-8)
Little Fairy's Christmas ($17.95) by Daniela Drescher. A fairy loses her way on Christmas Eve. (3-6)
The Land of Long Ago ($17.95) by Elsa Beskow is a fairy tale celebrating the imagination. (4-6)
A Calf for Christmas ($17.95) by Astrid Lindren, illus. by Marit Türnqvist. A family finds a Christmas surprise after its only cow dies. (4-7)
The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood ($17.95) by Brenda Tyler. Children warn the Tomtes, the mysterious guardians of the woods, about a planned new road. (4-8)
Dragon Feathers ($17.95), retold by Arnica Esterl, illus. by Andrei Dugin and Olga Dugina. In order to marry his true love, a woodcutter's son must pluck feathers from a dragon. (5-8)
Hungry Hettie ($11.95) by Polly Lawson, illus. by Jo Allan. Hettie the cow eats her way through Scottish treats. (2-6)
Fergus Finds a Friend ($11.95) by Kenneth Steven, illus. by Louise Crowe. An otter searches for friends and a safe home. (3-6)
Earth, Water, Fire and Air ($17.95) by Walter Kraul discusses the elements. (6-12)
Cloudberry Castle ($11.95) by Janey Louise Jones. A prima ballerina receives a castle by bequest. (7-10)
Lulu and the Birthday Party ($16.95) by Belinda Hollyer, illus. by Emma Damon, is a tale of childhood jealousy and sibling rivalry. (3-6)
My Village ($19.95), compiled by Danielle Wright, illus. by Mique Moriuchi, offers an international collection of nursery rhymes and verse. (3-6)
Piglet's Picnic ($15.95) by Jessica Souhami presents a lift-the-flap counting book featuring food. (3-6)
Monster Day at Work ($16.95) by Sarah Dyer reveals a day at work from the perspective of a young monster. (3-6)
Lola and the Rent-a-Cat ($17.95) by Ceseli Josephus Jitta. A lonely woman finds a new feline friend through the Internet. (4-7)
Ahmed and the Feather Girl ($17.95) by Jane Ray centers on a poor orphan boy traveling with a circus. (5-8)
Max and the Lost Note ($16.95) by Graham Marsh. A cool cat tries to find the note he lost while writing a tune. (5-up)
All the Wild Wonders ($19.95), edited by Wendy Cooling, illus. by Piet Grobler, collects poems celebrating the earth. (7-10)
Rama and Sita ($19.95) by Sally Pomme Clayton, illus. by Sophie Herxheimer, retells the epic also known as The Ramayana. (8-11)
Takeshita Demons ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Cristy Burne, illus. by Siku. When Miku's family moves from Japan to the U.K., their enemy demons follow them. (9-12)
When I Was Joe ($15.95) by Keren David is a novel about a teen who must enter a witness protection program. (14-up)
You Wouldn't Want to... presents You Wouldn't Want to Be a Nurse During the American Civil War! by Kathryn Senior, You Wouldn't Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral! by Fiona Macdonald, You Wouldn't Want to Be a Secret Agent During World War II! by John Malam, and You Wouldn't Want to Climb Mount Everest! by Ian Graham ($9.95 each, 8-up). And A Wicked History issues Adolf Hitler by Sean Stewart Price, Idi Amin by Steve Dougherty, Joseph Stalin by Sean McCollum, and Mao Zedong by Kimberley Heuston ($5.95 each, 11-17).
Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw ($9.99) by Bill Zimmerman, illus. by Tyler Page, features cartooning exercises and prompts to encourage boys to think about various aspects of their lives. (9-13)
Too Old for This, Too Young for That! Updated Edition ($15.99) by Harriet Mosatche and Karen Unger, is a new edition of this guide to the middle school years. (10-14)
Laugh and Learn adds Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Steve Mark ($8.95, 8-13). And How to Take Action! issues Going Blue by Cathryn Berger Kaye with Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho International ($14.99, 11-up).