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Fall 1998 Children's Book Announcements, W-Z
Diane Roback and Cindi Di Marzo -- 8/6/98
Titles are arranged by publisher; publishers are listed alphabetically.
A-C | D-E | F-G | H-K | L-N | O-P | R | S | T-V | W-Z

A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal by Leonard S. Marcus ($18.95) marks this award's 60th anniversary. (All ages)

Seven Stars More! by Kathy Mallat ($14.95). A bedtime counting story. (2-6)

ABC Cats by Kathy Darling, photos by Tara Darling ($15.95). A companion to ABC Dogs. (4-8)

Bold &Bright, Black-and-White Animals by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Kendahl Jan Jubb ($15.95), looks at penguins, panda bears, dalmatians, etc. (5-8)

The Christmas Dolls by Candice Ransom, illus. by Moira Fain ($15.95). A girl and her mother fix up old dolls for less fortunate children. (5-8)

A Friend Like Ed by Karen Wagner, illus. by Janet Pedersen ($15.95). A tale of two very different mice friends. (5-8)

Miss Malarkey Won't Be in Today by Judy Finchler, illus. by Kevin O'Malley ($15.95). This teacher worries about her students' day with a sub. (5-8)

Homesteading: Settling America's Heartland by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, photos by William Munoz ($16.95), describes the effects of 1862's Homestead Act. (8-12)

What's Going on Down There? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask by Karen Gravelle with Nick and Chava Castro, illus. by Robert Leighton ($15.95, paper $8.95). A boys' guide to puberty. (10-14)

Ethan Between Us by Anna Myers ($15.95). A teenage girl must choose between friendship and first love. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints:Snowy Day by Moira Fain ($5.95, 2-5); and From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures by Jim Haskins, illus. by Joann Biondi ($10.95, 10-up).

Peter Rabbit's Little Guide to Life, illus. by Beatrix Potter ($8.99). Peter and pals share their wisdom. (All ages)

What Time Is It, Peter Rabbit?, illus. by Beatrix Potter ($9.99). Die-cut book featuring movable clock hands. (3-up)

Beatrix Potter by Elizabeth Buchan ($12.99). The story of Potter's life. (8-12)

Paperback Series: Lifecycles by Gerald Legg, illus. by Carolyn Scrace, adds From Caterpillar to Butterfly, From Egg to Chicken, From Seed to Sunflower and From Tadpole to Frog ($6.95 each, 5-7). Expedition moves on with Magellan and Marco Polo by Fiona Macdonald ($7.95, 7-14). New Worldwise titles are Bandits by Daisy Kerr, Motorcycles by Ian Graham, Sharks by Gerald Legg and Volcan s by Penny Clarke ($7 each, 7-up). Egyptian Town and Roman Town join Metropolis by Hazel-Mary Martell, illus. by Mark Bergin ($8.95, 8-12). Before They Were Pets gains How the Wolf Became the Dog and Why the Cat Chose Us by John Zeaman ($8.95 each, 9-11). Science of the Past issues Science in Ancient China and Science in Early Islamic Culture by George Beshore, Science in Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Woods and Science in Ancient Rome by Jacqueline Harris ($8.95, 9-11). First Books welcomes Bats by Phyllis Perry, The Great Apes by Geoffrey Saign, Limestone Caves by Roy Gallant, Fountains of Life by Elizabeth Tayntor Gowell, The Tohono O'odham by Jacqueline Greene, Comets by Samantha Bonar, The Moon by Carmen Bredeson and The Klondike Gold Rush by Donna Walsh Shepherd ($6.95 each, 9-up). Venture Books Health &The Human Body presents HIV Infection by Kenneth Packer and Monteverde by Sneed B. Collard III ($9.95 each, 12-up). And The Art of Jazz swings on with Deep Down in Music by Leslie Gourse ($6.95, 14-up).

Mary Had a Little Lamb by Iza Trapani ($15.95). Mary's lamb wanders off on its own. (3-7)

Busy T s by C.W. Bowie, illus. by Fred Willingham ($15.95), focuses on little t s. (3-7)

The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? by Iza Trapani ($6.95 each). Board book editions of these stories. (Infant-2)

It's Raining, It's Pouring by Kin Eagle ($6.95) offers this title in board-book format. (Infant-2)

Princess Lily by Barbara Bazilian and Judith Fine, illus. by Bazilian ($15.95). The tale of a princess and an evil sorcerer. (6-10)

ALBERT WHITMANShabbat by Miriam Nerlove ($13.95) describes a Shabbat celebration. (3-6)

Harry McNairy, Tooth Fairy by Ann Fitzpatrick Alper, illus. by Bridget Starr Taylor ($15.95). A boy d sn't want to let a Tooth Fairy have his tooth. (4-8)

Grandmother's Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($15.95). A girl's grandmother helps her get rid of bad dreams. (5-8)

Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! by Abby Levine, illus. by Nancy Cote ($15.95). Gretchen refuses to go out on Groundhog's Day. (5-8)

The Leprechaun in the Basement by Kathy Tucker, illus. by John Sandford ($15.95). Will a family's luck change when a leprechaun appears in the basement? (5-8)

The Can-Do Thanksgiving by Marion Hess Pomeranc, illus. by Nancy Cote ($14.95). Dee's class sponsors a food drive and serves a holiday meal. (5-9)

A Lei for Tutu by Rebecca Nevers Fellows, illus. by Linda Finch ($14.95). When her grandmother is hospitalized, Nahoa fears they won't be able to make a lei together. (6-8)

Spider Storch's Fumbled Field Trip and Spider Storch's Music Mess by Gina Willner-Pardo, illus. by Nick Sharrat ($11.95 each, paper $3.95). J y has problems on a field trip and in music class. (7-10)

The Riches of Oseola McCarty by Evelyn Coleman, illus. by Daniel Minter ($14.95), tells of a woman who saved her earnings as a laundress and set up a scholarship for students. (7-10)

Series: New Concept Books are Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson ($13.95, 3-6); For My Family, Love, Allie by Ellen Senisi ($14.95, 4-8); and Seeing Things My Way by Alden Carter, photos by Carol Carter ($14.95, 6-9). And the Boxcar Children Mysteries rolls on with The Panther Mystery, The Mystery of the Stolen Sword, The Basketball Mystery and The Mystery of the Queen's Jewels, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($13.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-12)

Paperback Series: The Adventures of Benny and Watch: Boxcar Children Early Readers adds The Magic Show Mystery and Benny G s into Business, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Daniel Mark Duffy ($3.95 each, 6-9).

Paperback Reprints:This Is the Pumpkin by Abby Levine, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye ($6.95, 2-6); and Turkey Pox by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Dorothy Donohue ($6.95, 4-7).

Series: Black Stars introduces African American Military Her s by Jim Haskins ($19.95, 10-14).

Computer Fun for Everyone by Elin Kordahl Saltveit ($12.95). Computer projects. (8-12)

The Healthy Body Cookbook by Joan D'Amico and Karen Eich Drummond ($12.95) collects recipes and nutrition-related activities. (8-12)

Paperback Series: Play and Find Out gains Janice VanCleave's Play and Find Out About the Human Body by VanCleave ($12.95, 4-7). World of Wonders continues with Is There a Dinosaur in Your Backyard? by Spencer Christian and Antonia Felix ($12.95, 8-12). David King's Wild West Days joins American Kids in History ($12.95, 8-12). Play with Your Pet adds Totally Fun Things to Do with Your Cat by Maxine Rock ($12.95, 8-up). And New York Public Library Amazing Hispanic American History by George Ochoa is new to New York Public Library Answer Books for Kids ($12.95, 10-14) .

Monarch Magic: Butterfly Activities and Nature Discoveries by Lynn Rosenblatt ($10.95). Photos illustrate this book of projects. (4-12)

Paperback Series: New Kids Can! books are The Kids' Natural History Book: Making Dinos, Fossils, Mummies &Zulu Huts by Judy Press ($12.95, 4-10); and Gizmos &Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions That Work (&Knowing Why) by Jill Frankel Hauser ($12.95, 7-14). And Kaleidoscope Kids adds Ancient Greece! 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience This Wondrous Age by Avery Hart and Paul Mantell and Mexico! 50 Activities to Experience Mexico Past &Present by Susan Milord, both illus. by Michael Kline ($10.95 each, 6-12).

My Building by Robin Isabel Ahrens, illus. by Ilja Bereznickas ($15.95). A child's view of apartment life. (3-6)

The Last Dinosaur Egg by Andrew Hegeman ($15.95). Siblings try to hide their pet dinosaur. (4-8)

The Keeper of Ugly Sounds by Eleanor Walsh Meyer, illus. by Vlad Guzner ($16.95). A grouchy boy is sentenced to sort unpleasant noises. (5-8)

Hot-Cha-Cha! by Josephine Nobisso, illus. by Joan Holub ($15.95), tells of the discovery of a lost playground key. (5-9)

Water Rat by Marnie Laird, illus. by Andrea Shine ($15.95). A boy battles pirates in colonial America. (9-13)

Walter and His Adventure by Pamela Whitehurst ($8.95). A whale ventures out into the ocean on his own. (7-11)

A.T. Bear by Toni Schryer ($7.95). A puppy follows boys on a hiking trip. (7-12)

Rag Mop the Doxie Poo by Marilou Gari ($7.95). A dog is mistaken for a mop and thrown in the trash. (7-12)

God's Giving Graces by Yolandia Williams ($7.95). Tessa learns that outward differences among people are not important. (7-12)

Alphabet Clap by Melissa Duquette Tudor ($7.95). This alphabet book encourages kids to clap along. (1-4)

Leatherback: A Peculiar Sea Turtle by Bernice White ($6.95) follows a turtle from birth to adulthood. (10-15)

The Runaway Beard: A Hairy Tale by David Schiller, illus. by Marc Rosenthal ($12.95). A story packaged with a fake beard. (2-6)

How to Take Your Grandmother to the Museum by Lois Wyse and Molly Rose Goldman, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay ($12.95). A story of a museum outing, published with the American Museum of Natural History. (5-8)

The Artist's Palette Story &Sketch Book by Elizabeth Koda-Callan ($14.95). Tale of a young artist, plus sketch book. (5-9)

The Kids' Magnetic P try Book and Creativity Kit by Dave Kapell and Sally Steenland ($16.95) packages an activity book with magnetic word tiles. (8-12)

Series: Fandex Family Field Guides adds Mythology, Birds, 50 States and Civil War ($9.95 each, all ages). And 3 Pigs' Garage by Peter Lippman is a new Mini House Book ($9.95, 1-up).

Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book by Ken Blackburn and Jeff Lammers ($7.95) features 74 miniature planes. (All ages)

Cobi Jones Soccer Games by Cobi Jones and Andrew Gutelle, illus. by Paul Meisel ($16.95). Book plus ball. (5-10)

Series: Christmas Around the World adds Christmas in Ukraine ($18.50, all ages). Big Books continues with The Big Play Book by Diane James, illus. by Hannah Tofts ($19.95, infant-6). Follow Me welcomes Our World and You and Me by Caroline Grimshaw, illus. by Nick Duffy, Spike Gerrell and Caroline Grimshaw ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 6-8). Joining My World are The Middle Ages, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece and Plains Indians by Kate Hayden and Peer Chrisp, illus. by David Hitch ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 7-11). Atlas is a new Interfact Reference Disc ($19.95, 7-11). Aztecs, Plants and Romans by Jason Page, illus. by Sara Evans, are new to Interfact ($14.95 each, 7-12). World Book Ecology gains Life in the Mountains and Life in the Woodlands by Monica Byles ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 7-12). Invisible Journey greets Sun and Communication by Caroline Grimshaw, illus. by Nick Duffy, Spike Gerrell and Grimshaw ($10.95 each, paper $5.95, 11-up). And The Children's Book of Human Rights is a new Stand Up for Your Rights book ($14.95, paper $9.95, 11-up).

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley ($12.95). A tree has a hard time changing with the seasons. (2-7)

Drawings in the Sand: The Story of African American Literature by Jerry Butler ($24.95) chronicles the artistic journeys of the author and of others. (8-up)
Titles are arranged by publisher; publishers are listed alphabetically.
A-C | D-E | F-G | H-K | L-N | O-P | R | S | T-V | W-Z
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