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Fall 1998 Children's Book Announcements, R
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

Paperback Series: Ed Mouse Finds Out About... explores Direction, Size and Shape, Opposites and Times of Day by Honor Head, illus. by Adam Stower ($5.95 each, 4-7). Deep in the Rain Forest by Saviour Pirotta presents People in the Rain Forest, Trees and Plants in the Rain Forest, Predators in the Rain Forest and Rivers in the Rain Forest ($5.95 each, 7-10). World of Holidays celebrates Christmas by Catherine Chambers; Hanukkah by David Rose, Gill Rose and Anne Clark; Thanksgiving by Marilyn Miller; and Kwanzaa by Darwin McBeth Walton ($7.95 each, 7-10). New to Life Cycles by Sabrina Crewe are Ladybug, Salmon and Penguin ($5.95 each, 7-10). Built for Speed revs up with Aircraft, Boats, Cars and Motorcycles by Ian Graham, illus. by Tom Connell ($7.95 each, 8-12). New Contemporary Biographies are Denzel Washington by Alex Simmons, Wynton Marsalis by Veronica Freeman Ellis and Luis Rodriguez by Michael Schwartz ($7.95 each, 8-12). The Age of Castles introduces How Castles Were Built by Peter Hicks, Castle Life by Struan Reid and Castle Under Siege and Knights and Castles by Richard Dargie ($7.95 each, 9-13). And Untamed World adds Alligators &Crocodiles and Wolves by Karen Dudley and Gorillas by Patricia Miller-Schr der ($8.95 each, 10-14).

Notebook Solar System ($2.95). School notebook insert offers info, views of the solar system, glossary. (All ages)

Children's Deluxe Atlas Set ($14.95) packages Children's Atlas of the World with Children's Atlas of the United States. (8-12)

Green Eggs and Ham Deluxe Slipcase Edition by Dr. Seuss ($19) presents this 1960 favorite. (All ages)

Whose House Is This? by Graham Percy ($11.99). ABC book featuring letter-shaped houses. (Infant-4)

I Spy Blue, Lizzy Loud! by Shana Corey; and Where's Your Bear, Fred? by Janelle Cherrington, both illus. by Lauren Attinello ($3.99 each). Chunky flap books starring Muppet characters. (Infant-4)

It's Haunted! by C. Santoro ($5.99). A lift-the-flap haunted house tale. (Infant-4)

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs ($5.99) features flaps to lift. (Infant-4)

Arthur's Really Helpful Bedtime Stories by Marc Brown ($14.99) collects tales for bedside reading. (4-8)

Arthur Decks the Halls by Marc Brown ($7.99). A board book with stickers. (4-8)

The Crayon Box Great Big Flap Book, illus. by Michael Letzig ($11.99), has wipe-off pages, plus box of crayons. (4-8)

The Night the Scary Beasties Popped Out of My Head by Daniel and David Kamish ($16). A tale of a nightmare. (5-8)

Five Fairy Tale Princesses: Book and Charm Bracelet by Berthe Amoss ($14.99). A storybook with jewelry. (5-8)

The Black Stallion Gift Edition by Walter Farley, illus. by Domenick D'Andrea ($17), presents this classic. (9-13)

Nine Man Tree by Robert Newton Peck ($17). A boy protects his family from a wild boar. (10-up)

The Random House Book of Opera Stories by Adele Geras ($29.99) collects eight narratives. (10-up)

Series: Life Favors adds The World According to Babe and Friends ($7.99, all ages). Little Dipper Books gains The Big Brag by Dr. Seuss and The Fox and the Rooster by Charles Santore ($7.99 each, all ages). New Bright and Early Board Books are Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman and Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss and Theo. LeSieg ($4.99 each, infant-4).

Jellybean Books presents The Berenstain Bears Get the Don't Haftas, The Berenstain Bears Get the Screamies, Breakfast-Time for Thomas, Pippa Mouse's House, Richard Scarry's Little ABC, Richard Scarry's Little Counting Book, The Snowman's Song, Three Little Kittens, Time for School, Little Dinosaur, Babe: Looking for Dash and Trucks ($1.99 each, 2-5). The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library greets Fine Feathered Friends by Tish Rabe, illus. by Artie Ruiz; and Rabe's Is a Camel a Mammal?, illus. by Jim Durk ($7.99 each, 5-8). And The Grinch Meets His Max by Antonia Bryan, illus. by John Lund, joins The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss ($7.99, 5-8).

Babe: Pig in the City Movie Storybook by Justine Korman and Ron Fontes ($5.99). A storybook with still photos. (All ages)

Babe and Friends: The Complete Scrapbook ($6.99). Photos from the film, plus story in Babe's words. (All ages)

Babe: Pig in the City Friends to the Rescue! and Babe: Pig in the City Beware of Dogs! by Justine Korman ($3.25) are two tales about Babe's urban adventures. (Infant-4)

Babe: Pig in the City Movie Novelization by Justine Korman and Ron Fontes ($3.99). A novel based on the film. (8-13)

Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters and Godzilla and the Lost Continent by Marc Cerasini ($5.99 each). Two adventures featuring this creature. (14-up)

Paperback Series: Early Step into Reading introduces The Lion and the Mouse by Gail Herman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($3.99, infant-4). New to Step into Reading are Bears Are Curious by Joyce Milton, illus. by Christopher Santoro; Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker by Linda Hayward, illus. by Tom Brannon; and Mercer Mayer's Critters of the Night Zoom on My Broom by Erica Farber and J.R. Sansevere, illus. by Mercer Mayer ($3.99 each, 3-6); Little Witch G s to School by Deborah Hautzig, illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom; Snow Day by Corinne Demas Bliss, illus. by Nancy Poydar; and Tomboy Trouble by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, illus. by Lynne Woodcock Cravath ($3.99 each, 5-8). And Picturebacks adds Thomas's ABC Book, based on the series by Rev. W. Awdry; Astronauts Today by Rosanna Hansen; The Story of the Titanic by Deborah Heiligman; Ninja Turtles/The Next Mutation: Shells of Steel and Double Dragon by Kerry Milliron; and Theodore's Whistle by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Cesc Mateu ($3.25 each, 5-8).

New Berenstain Bears titles by Stan and Jan Berenstain are The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand ($3.25, 5-8); and The Berenstain Bears and the Perfect Crime and The Berenstain Bears Go Platinum ($3.99 each, 5-8). Monster Munchies by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Nate Evans, joins Beginner Books ($7.99, 5-8). Magic Tree House adds Viking Ships at Sunrise and Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($3.99 each, 8-10). Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones continues with Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99, 8-10). The Falcon's Feathers by Ron Roy joins A to Z Mysteries ($3.99, 8-10). And new Stepping Stone Books are Aliens for Breakfast, Aliens for Lunch and Aliens for Dinner by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Steve Bjorkman; and Space Dog in Trouble by Natalie Standiford, illus. by Kathleen Collins Howell ($3.99 each, 8-10).

The Young Black Stallion takes off with The Promise and A Horse Called Raven by Steven Farley ($3.99 each, 8-12). Mexican Treasure Hunt and Notes from Blue Mountain by Linda Lowery Keep are new to Hannah and the Angels ($3.99 each, 8-13). Robert Arthur's Three Investigators sleuths on with The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure and The Secret of Skeleton Island ($3.99 each, 8-13). The Random House Library of Knowledge offers Astronomy Today, Dinosaurs and Other Archosaurs and The Human Body ($12.99 each, 8-13). Random House Chillers adds The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Monica Kulling ($3.99, 8-13). New Landmark Books are The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne and The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson ($5.99 each, 10-up). And Dinotopia welcomes Dinotopia: The Maze by Peter David ($3.99, 10-up).

Learn About Numbers and Learn About Shapes, revised by Ron Van Der Meer, illus. by J Mathieu; and Learn About Shapes, revised by Van Der Meer, illus. by Tom Brannon ($11.99 each), are concept books. (Infant-4)

The Count Counts Scary Things by Stephanie St. Pierre, illus. by Richard Walz ($3.25). A counting lesson from Sesame Street's Count. (Infant-4)

Giddy-Up! and Flutter By, Butterfly by Liza Alexander, illus. by David Prebenna ($3.25 each). Two tales starring Elmo. (Infant-4)

Wait for Elmo by Molly Cross, illus. by J Mathieu ($1.99). Elmo visits the zoo. (2-5)

Series: The First Bible Collection adds Baby's First Photo Album and Baby's First Memories: A Parents' Record Book, illus. by Moira Maclean ($14.99 each, all ages). New to Fisher-Price Classic Toy PlayBooks is Who Should We Call? and Curious Little Snoopy by Susan Hood, illus. by Sally Bhandhugravi ($6.99 each, 1-4). Fisher-Price Tiny Totes PlayBooks gains Where Is Anna's Lunch Box? by Matt Mitter, illus. by Segundo Garcia; and What Should Eddie Pack? by Sarah Willson, illus. by Carolyn Bracken and Jim Durk ($5.99 each, 18 mos.-5 yrs.). Little Hugs Books embraces The Littlest Reindeer by Muff Singer, illus. by Cathy Beylon ($10.99, 2-6). Scary Bend-Me Books serves up Wanda's Witchy Brew and Shelton the Dancing Skeleton by Sarah Albee, illus. by Fred Winkowski ($6.99 each, 3-5). All About Tools by Sarah Hood, illus. by Carolyn Bracken and Jim Durk, is new to Fisher-Price CarryAlong PlayBooks ($10.99 each, 3-5). And joining Fisher-Price Great Adventures Lift-the-Flap PlayBooks are Brave Knights to the Rescue by Matt Mitter, illus. by Segundo and S.I. Artists; and Mitter's The Treasure of Pirate Island, illus. by Segundo and Rosa ($7.99 each, 3-up).

Fisher-Price Mix-Ups PlayBooks greets Little People Mix-Ups by Rita Balducci, illus. by Segundo and Eva Lopez; and Balducci's Great Adventures Mix-Ups, illus. by Segundo and Alfred Llupia ($7.99 each, 3-up). Playmobil Play Feet kicks off with Sir Garth and the Dragon, Pilot Jane to the Rescue and Fireman Hank Takes Charge by Paul Flemming, illus. by Paul Amesbury ($6.99 each, 3-up). Looking Into... presents Looking Into Space by Nigel Nelson, illus. by Piers Harper ($11.99, 4-7). Playmobil Play Scape offers Tales from Gold Rush City by Gaby Goldsack, illus. by Paul Amesbury ($22.99, 4-8). Playmobile Play Stables trots out Billy and the Runaway Coach and A Ribbon for Magic by Ragnhild Scammel and Goldsack, illus. by Amesbury ($14.99 each, 4-8). Playmobil Play Towers introduces Sir Roland Saves Lion Castle and Stampede at Fort Glory by Stella Maidment, illus. by Amesbury ($10.99 each, 4-8). And joining Time Tours is Medieval Castle by Andrew Langley, illus. by James Field ($11.99, 8-12).

Water at the Blue Earth by Ann Howard Creel ($8.95) recounts the friendship between a young frontier settler and a Ute boy. (10-14)

Discover American Indian Ways: A Carnegie Activity Book by Pamela S der, illus. by William Powless ($4.95). Siblings visit their Cherokee grandmother, plus puzzles and games. (8-12)

Paperback Series: The Wild Wonders offers Around the Pond by Ann Cooper, illus. by Dorothy Emerling ($9.95, 5-9). And I Wish I Could... adds Buzz with the Bugs by Gordy Slack, illus. by C. Buck Reynolds ($6.95, 9-12).

Paperback Reprints:Heetunka's Harvest: A Tale of the Plains Indians, retold by Jennifer Berry Jones, illus. by Shannon Keegan ($15.95, 5-12).

Tortoni Tremolo the Cursed Musician by Tomi Ungerer ($16.95) tells of a musician and a fortune teller's curse. (6-10)

Paperback Reprints:Christmas Eve at the Mellops' and The Mellops Go Spelunking by Tomi Ungerer ($5.95 each, 5-9)

Series: Surf Sammy and Friends Computer Adventures logs on with What's Inside Mr. Wits' Computer Case? and Surf Sammy's Top Ten Computer Rules ($14.95 each, 2-7).

Cyber Dog by Corrine Gerson ($6.99). A dog learns to use the computer. (8-10)

Dark Things 2 by J Brown ($7.99). This sequel to Dark Things has an ecological theme. (8-12)

Medicine Man by Joan Price ($6.99) introduces a modern doctor and a medicine man. (8-12)

Letitia's Home in the Valley by Virginia Gilbert ($5.99) tells of a girl in 1886. (8-12)

The Ghost of Castle Kilknockly by Joyce Esely ($6.99). The tale of children living in a haunted English castle in 1365. (9-12)

Windows on the World by Eunice B ve ($6.99) is a novel about two girls who hold opposing views on slavery. (9-12)

The Sevy Blues by Deb Piper ($6.99). A sequel to Jake's the Name, Sixth Grade's the Game. (10-12)

Three Spies for General Washington by Calvin Fisher ($6.99). Three teens spy during the Revolutionary War. (10-13)

Beyond the Wall by Barbara Holliday ($7.99). Sequel to The Manor House. (10-14)

Colorado Claire and Michigan Mike by T.R. Ricekit ($10 each) are tales of a girl who assists dentists; and a boy who helps his veterinarian father. (10-up)

Minh Man Rules by Ed Ifkovic and Eric Minh Tang ($5.99). A novel about a Vietnamese teen living in Connecticut. (12-14)

The Valedictorian by Steven Tschudi ($6.99). A driven teen reaches the top of the class. (12-15)

Feathers in the Wind by Lillian Fisher ($6.99). A bio of Olive Oatman. (12-up)

What So Proudly We Hailed by Diane Levero ($7.99) is a novel centering on a teenage girl in 1812 Baltimore. (14-up)

The Place Beyond the Wind by Ann Nolting ($6.99). A teen copes with the accidental death of his brother. (14-up)

Paperback Series:The Fairie Ring by Tom Townsend debuts with The Trouble with an Elf and Never Trust a One-Eyed Wizard ($7.99 each, 10-up). And the Kipton Chronicles adds Kipton and the Martian Games, Kipton and the Matter Transmitter, Kipton and the Martian Maidens, Kipton and the Delusions of Tanta Elsa and Kipton and the Riddle of Sandstone by Charles Fontenay ($7.99 each, 10-up).

The Doggy Book by Sara Fanelli ($14.95) opens up into the shape of a dog. (All ages)

Series: New Minature Editions are Star Wars Who's Who by Rtder Windham; Star Wars Collectibles by Stephen Sansweet; Star Wars TIE Fighter and Star Wars X-Wing by David West Reynolds ($5.95 each, all ages); Free to Be...You and Me: Stories, Songs and P ms by Marlo Thomas and friends; and The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Edition by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Christian Birmingham ($4.95 each, all ages); and The Night Before Christmas: The Miniature Edition and Keepsake Ornament ($7.95, all ages). Please Touch Museum launches with MOVE IT! and BUGS by Ann Keech ($14.95 each, 2-6). New Fit-a-Shape titles are Tools and Wheels ($5.95 each, 3-up). The Keepsake series presents The Christmas Box: A Holiday Gift, to Unlock and Treasure and The Secrets Box: A Personal Gift, to Unlock and Treasure by Maureen Rissik ($9.95 each, 6-10). The Archaeology Kit Science Action Book by Ingrid Cranfield is a new Science Action Kit ($19.95, 6-12). The Discovery Kit series adds Boston's Museum of Science Inventor's Workshop: Flight by Belinda Recio ($18.95, 8-up). Ancient Rome: More Than 2,500 Years of History and Adventure to Unlock and Discover by Lynn Brittney is a new Treasure Chest title ($19.95, 8-13). And Ancient Arts presents Mosaics: Everything You Need to Create Six Original Masterpieces from Ancient Cultures! by David Little ($16.95, 8-up).

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cats, illus. by Don Dailey ($9.98). A dozen cats sing this carol. (All ages)

Katy's Gift: An Amish Story by Keith Bowman and Dan Gutman ($6.98) presents life on an Amish farm. (5-12)

The Classic Book of Best-Loved Bedtime Stories by Steven Zorn ($9.98) rounds up well-known tales. (5-12)

The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit and Plush Toy Gift Set by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Charles Santore ($19.98), packages a book with a plush bunny. (5-up)

Mostly Ghostly: Eight Spooky Tales to Chill Your Bones and Mostly Monsters by Steven Zorn, illus. by John Bradley ($9.98 each), are story collections. (7-12)

The Big Book of American Her s: A Young Person's Guide by Mike Janulweicz and Richard Widdows, illus. by Peter Bull and Sallie Reason ($9.98). Portraits and vignettes of U.S. leaders. (7-12)

Sunshine and Showers Through Childhood's Hours: A Victorian Treasury of Activities, illus. by Jessie Currie ($19.50). Crafts, games and rhymes. (8-up)

Blitz: The Big Book of Cartooning by Bruce Blitz ($14.95) explains cartooning techniques. (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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