|Fall 2002 Listing by Publisher|
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The Sukkah That I Built by Rochel Groner Vorst, illus. by Elizabeth Victor Elsby ($9.95). A child helps build the family sukkah. (2-5)
Where Does Food Come From? by Dina Rosenfeld, illus. by Rina Lyampe ($9.95), explains the growing and processing of bread, fruit and other foods. (2-5)
Five Alive: My Yom Tov Five Senses by Dina Rosenfeld, illus. by Tova Leff ($8.95). Using their five senses, children determine which Jewish holiday has arrived. (2-5)
More Precious Than Gold by Eve-Lynn Gardner, created by Evelyn Blatt, illus. by Eli Toron ($9.95), is the story of a girl during the Spanish Inquisition. (7-10)
HAMPTON ROADS/YOUNG SPIRIT
The Tiger of Turkestan by Nonny Hogrogian ($15.95). A tiger teaches others how to find joy in being themselves. (4-8)
The Wonderful Life of a Fly Who Couldn't Fly by Bo Lozoff, illus. by Beth Stover ($17.95), introduces a fly born without wings. (4-10)
Tumble Me Tumbily by Karen Baicker, illus. by Sam Williams ($15.95). Rhymes reveal toddlers at play. (6 mos.-4 yrs.)
Tickle Teddy by David Ellwand ($12.95) is a touch-and-feel board book featuring bears. (2-5)
Around the World PiggyWiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox ($14.95). PiggyWiggy goes globe trotting. (2-6)
Mouse House: An Extravagant Lift-the-Flap Hide-and-Seek Adventure by Juliet Williams, set design by Phil LeGris, photos by Bob Klass ($14.95), introduces seven mice in a cluttered house. (4-up)
BrainJuice starts up with American History, Fresh Squeezed! by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Richard Thompson ($14.95, 7-11).
HANDPRINT BOOKS/BLUE APPLE
Christmas Has Merry! and Halloween Has Boo! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Rebecca Doughty ($6.95 each), present rhymes celebrating these holidays. (All ages)
Coupons for Kids by Rebecca Doughty ($5.95) offers coupons for such treats as staying up late and pizza. (All ages)
You Can't Taste a Pickle with Your Ear: A Book About Your 5 Senses by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley ($15.95), is an introduction to the senses. (4-7)
Early Experiences debuts with Does a Lion Brush? and Does a Pig Flush? by Ed Ehrlich, illus. by Emily Bolam ($10.95 each, 2-5).
Board Book Reprints
Where's Nicky's Valentine? and Thank You, Nicky! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Richard Brown ($6.95 each, 2-4).
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Michael Foreman ($24), presents this classic with new art. (All ages)
Gluey: A Snail Tale by Vivian Walsh, illus. by J.otto Seibold ($15), offers a fable about friendship. (All ages)
Miracle on 34th Street Gift Set by Valentine Davies ($16.95) packages a book with an ornament. (All ages)
Party Animals by Katie Davis ($15). One blue ant didn't receive an invitation to the barnyard party. (2-5)
Which Hat Is That? A Flip-the-Flap Book by Anna Grossnickle Hines, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($15), is a companion to Whose Shoes? (2-5)
Platypus and the Lucky Day by Chris Riddell ($15). Platypus's day doesn't turn out as he expected. (2-5)
The Alley Cat's Meow by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Jon Goodell ($16). Two cats demonstrate fancy footwork on the dance floor. (3-7)
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($16) offers a trio of tales about two alligators. (3-7)
A Perfect Day for It by Jan Fearnley ($16). Bear and pals have fun on a winter day. (3-7)
Penguin Post by Debi Gliori ($16). Milo finds a surprise at the end of his mail route. (3-7)
The Ticky-Tacky Doll by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Harvey Stevenson ($16). Grandmama comes to the rescue when a girl just starting school feels lost without her special doll. (3-7)
Epossumondas by Coleen Salley, illus. by Janet Stevens ($16), offers a twist on a Southern folktale. (3-7)
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge: Facsimile Edition by Hildegarde H. Swift, illus. by Lynd Ward ($16), celebrates the 60th anniversary of this story. (3-7)
Hello, Arctic! by Theodore Taylor, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine ($16), pays tribute to the Arctic. (3-7)
Dot & Jabber and the Mystery of the Missing Stream by Ellen Stoll Walsh ($15). Mouse detectives discover why the water has disappeared. (3-7)
The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting, illus. by Kurt Cyrus ($16), is a Halloween caper featuring a skeleton. (5-8)
Little Yau: A Fuzzhead Tale by Janell Cannon ($16) is a story about friendship, healing and respect for the natural world. (5-8)
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde ($17) tells of a virtual reality game gone haywire. (8-12)
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris ($17) offers a comic love story. (10-up)
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer ($17). Will the crew discover that the ship's boy is actually a girl? (12-up)
What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci ($17). When tragedy strikes, a popular high-school girl confronts many unanswered questions. (14-up)
Jackson Friends return in The Talent Show by Michelle Edwards ($14, 6-9). Joining Mr. Putter & Tabby Easy Readers is Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard ($14, 6-9). This Gum for Hire is a new Chet Gecko Mystery by Bruce Hale ($14, 8-12). And Young Wizards conjures up A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane ($17, 12-up).
Magic Shop Books by Bruce Coville reissues The Monster's Ring ($16, 8-12) as well as Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher; Jennifer Murdley's Toad and The Skull of Truth ($17 each, 8-12).
The Bookstore Mouse by Peggy Christian, illus. by Gary Lippincott ($5.95, 8-12); Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson ($5.95, 12-up); and Troy by Adèle Geras ($6.95, 14-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Zero Grandparents by Michelle Edwards, part of the Jackson Friends series ($4.95, 6-9).
HARCOURT/GREEN LIGHT READERS
Daniel's Pet by Alma Flor Ada, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($11.95, paper $3.95). Daniel's new pet hatches a surprise. (5-7)
The Enormous Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy, illus. by Scott Goto ($11.95, paper $3.95), retells a Russian folktale about a turnip that is difficult to uproot. (6-8)
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz and The Children's Museum, Boston, illus. by Meilo So ($20), celebrates five major Chinese holidays. (All ages)
Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch and Devin Asch ($15). A girl dances in the wind. (3-7)
Rosa Raposa by F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey ($16). In these three tales, Rosa outwits a trickster jaguar. (3-7)
Little Buggy by Kevin O'Malley ($16). With the help of his father, a young bug learns to fly. (3-7)
'Twas the Fright Before Christmas by Judy Sierra, illus. by Will Hillenbrand ($16), gives this classic a twist. (3-7)
Iris and Walter Easy Readers continues with The Sleepover by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($14, 6-9). And Young Royals welcomes Doomed Queen Anne by Carolyn Meyer ($17, 12-up).
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles ($5.95, 8-12).
Paperback Series Reprints
Young Royals reprints Beware, Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer ($5.95, 12-up).
HARCOURT/GULLIVER/ GREAT EPISODES
Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution by William Lavender ($17) is a tale set in South Carolina. (12-up)
Paperback in Spanish
Zomo el conejo (Zomo the Rabbit) by Gerald McDermott ($7, 4-8).
Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde ($5.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Enchanted Forest Chronicles reprints Dealing with Dragons and Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede ($5.95 each, 10-up). And Young Wizards by Diane Duaneadds The Wizard's Dilemma ($6.95, 12-up) and Diane Duane's Box of Wizardry ($18.95, 12-up).
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge Gift Set by Hildegarde H. Swift, illus. by Lynd Ward ($16.95), packages this storybook with a lighthouse night light. (All ages)Peekaboo Kisses: A Touch and Feel Book by Barney Saltzberg ($8.95) is a lift-the-flap tale. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Board Book Reprints
Who Hoots? and Who Hops? by Katie Davis and I Like It When... by Mary Murphy ($5.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).
New Kipper titles are Kipper's Kite and Kipper's Surprise by Mick Inkpen ($7.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle, illus. by Barbara Lavallee ($16). What does it take to create a snowman? (2-5)
Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee, illus. by Harry Bliss ($16). A girl has two days to learn to tie her shoes before entering kindergarten. (3-7)
My Little Blue Robot by Stephen T. Johnson ($21.95). This counting book transforms into a robot. (4-7)
Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by David Catrow ($16). Mortimer brings home a seemingly innocent classroom plant. (5-8)
Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas by Elise Primavera ($16) is a sequel to Auntie Claus. (5-8)
Harvest Home by Jane Yolen, illus. by Greg Shed ($16). A family celebrates harvest time. (5-8)
Will Rogers: An American Legend by Frank Keating, illus. by Mike Wimmer ($16), offers a portrait of this cowboy-philosopher. (6-9)
Thorn Ogres of Hagwood by Robin Jarvis ($16). This fantasy tale launches the Hagwood trilogy. (10-up)
Ancient World Journals debuts with Galen: My Life in Imperial Rome by Marissa Moss ($15, 8-12). And American Heroes starts up with Into the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers' First Flight by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Bill Wylie ($16, paper $6, 8-12).
I Hate to Go to Bed! by Katie Davis; Market Day by Lois Ehlert; Sleepy Bears by Mem Fox, illus. by Kerry Argent; Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand; Monster Math by Anne Miranda, illus. by Polly Powell; and Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Greg Newbold ($6 each, 3-7); A Beasty Story by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Stephen Kellogg ($7, 3-7); Grandfather's Christmas Tree by Keith Strand, illus. by Thomas Locker ($6, 5-8); The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin, illus. by Gennady Spirin ($6, 5-up); Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($7, 6-9); Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Elise Primavera; and A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch, illus. by Peter Sylvada ($6 each, 6-9).
Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld, illus. by Charlotte Kleinert; Winterfeld's Mystery of the Roman Ransom, illus. by Fritz Biermann; and Trouble at Timpetill and Castaways in Lilliput by Winterfeld, illus. by William Hutchinson ($17 each, Odyssey paperback, $5.95, 8-up).
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck, illus. by Mark Buehner ($16.99) presents this tale about the true meaning of Christmas, illustrated for the first time. (All ages)
Christmas in Canaan by Kenny Rogers and Donald Davenport ($15.99) recounts the friendship between a poor white farm boy and a brilliant black boy. (All ages)
The Christmas Story, illus. by James Bernardin ($15.99), draws from the gospel according to St. Luke from the King James Bible. (All ages)
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Mary Engelbreit ($16.99), offers this classic with new art. (All ages)
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Greg Harlin ($15.99), recounts this historic event. (All ages)
Under the Christmas Tree by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Kadir Nelson ($15.99), collects 23 holiday poems. (All ages)
Welcome, Baby! Baby Rhymes for Baby Times by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($16.99), compiles rhymes for the very young. (up to 18 mos.)
HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics, introduction by Valerie Lewis ($24.99), collects 12 picture books. (2-5)
I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas, illus. by Priscilla Burris ($12.99). A mother helps her son deal with separation anxiety. (3-5)
100 School Days by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell ($12.99). This tale featuring Mrs. Madoff includes activities. (3-6)
Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney ($14.99) follows a midnight ride celebrating a boy's passions—trains and dinosaurs. (3-5)
Goodnight, Baby Monster by Laura Leuck, illus. by Nigel McMullen ($14.99), reveals a variety of creatures being tucked into bed. (3-6)
Shirley's Wonderful Baby by Valiska Gregory, illus. by Bruce Degen ($14.99). Hippos star in this tale that offers a twist on sibling rivalry. (3-7)
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr ($15.99). A thirsty tiger crashes Sophie's tea party. (3-7)
Fright Night Flight by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Henry Cole ($15.99), presents a Halloween tale. (3-8)
Getting to Know You!, music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, illus. by Rosemary Wells ($19.99), spotlights 16 songs from four musicals. (3-8)
Holly's Christmas Eve by Wendy Watson ($15.99). Christmas tree ornaments share an adventure. (3-8)
Here Comes Santa Claus by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman, illus. by Bruce Whatley ($16.99), offers a new interpretation of this holiday song. (3-up)
Mrs. Biddlebox by Linda Smith, illus. by Marla Frazee ($15.99). After a terrible morning, a woman takes her bad day and bakes it into a cake. (4-8)
Twelve Days by Gordon Snell, illus. by Kevin O'Malley ($15.99). A tree-trimming party turns into an adventure in this take on the Christmas carol. (4-8)
Birthdays Around the World by Mary D. Lankford, illus. by Karen Dugan ($15.99), focuses on birthday traditions from various countries. (5-8)
The Legend of Blue Jacket by Michael Spradlin, illus. by Ronald Himler ($15.99), focuses on a boy who spent the first 16 years of his life as a white settler and the rest of his life as a Shawnee war chief. (5-9)
We Are the Many by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ($15.99), recounts moments from the lives of 16 American Indians. (5-9)
Dinosaur Hunt: Texas—115 Million Years Ago by Karen Carr ($17.99). In prehistoric times, two dinosaurs battle. (6-up)
Take Two, They're Small by Elizabeth Levy ($14.99) is a sequel to Big Trouble in Little Twinsville. (7-10)
Vampire State Building by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($14.99). Is Robert's brother turning into a vampire? (7-10)
Dear Emma by Johanna Hurwitz ($15.99). Told through letters, this is the tale of a Jewish girl in 1911 Manhattan. (8-12)
Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect by Gloria Whelan ($15.99) recounts Alcott's family's experiment in utopian living on a farm. (8-12)
Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam by Diane Stanley ($16.99) focuses on the life of this Muslim leader. (8-12)
Sweet By and By by Patricia Hermes ($15.99). When her grandmother becomes terminally ill, a girl must choose a new family to live with. (8-12) Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories ($11.99). The author introduces 20 stories and poems. (8-up)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean ($15.99). When Coraline steps through the locked door in her family's new flat, she enters a world that caters to her every whim. (8-up)
Inside the Secret Garden: A Treasury of Crafts, Recipes, and Activities by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson, illus. by Tasha Tudor and Mary Collier ($24.99), was inspired by this classic. (8-up)
Invisible Kingdoms: Jewish Tales of Angels, Spirits, and Demons by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Stephen Fieser ($16.99), retells nine stories of the supernatural. (8-up)
Boston Jane: Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm ($16.99). Abandoned by her fiancé, Jane must make a new home for herself in 19th-century Washington Territory. (10-up)
City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden ($19.99), follows a boy's voyage into the heart of the Amazon. (10-up)
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan ($15.99) tells of a rebellious boy enrolled in a home-schooling program run by an offbeat family. (10-up)
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot ($15.99). After Samantha thwarts an attempt to assassinate the U.S. President, she falls for his son. (12-up)
The Dungeon by Lynne Reid Banks ($15.99) is a novel about a Scottish lord's quest for revenge. (12-up)
Joining My First I Can Read Books is Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($14.99, 3-5). Science Play introduces I Get Wet and I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, illus. by Julia Gorton ($15.99 each, 3-5). Let's Read-and-Find-Out-Science welcomes My Pet Hamster by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Bernice Lum ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-6); and Mission to Mars by Franklyn M. Branley, illus. by True Kelley ($15.99, paper $4.99, 5-9). MathStart by Stuart J. Murphy adds One... Two... Three... Sassafras!: Number Order, illus. by John Wallace ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-up); Bigger, Better, Best!: Area, illus. by Marsha Winborn ($15.99, paper $4.99, 6-up); and Sluggers' Car Wash: Dollars and Cents, illus. by Barney Saltzberg ($15.99, paper $4.99, 7-up). Hunter stars in Hunter's Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliott, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15.99, 4-7). Angel & Elf gains Angel's Christmas Cookie and Snowy Magic by Sam Williams ($9.99 each, 4-8). And new I Can Read Books are This Book Is Haunted by Joanne Rocklin, illus. by Joann Adinolfi; and Minnie and Moo: The Night Before Christmas and Will You Be My Valentine? by Denys Cazet ($15.99 each, 4-8).
Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis continues with Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99, 6-9). Halloweenies launches with Halloweenies #1 by David Wisniewski ($15.99, paper $4.99, 7-up). For Biddle's Sake and The Fairy's Return join The Princess Tales by Gail Carson Levine, illus. by Mark Elliott ($9.99 each, 7-12). The Adventures of Young Buffalo Bill rides on with One Sky Above Us by E. Cody Kimmel, illus. by Scott Snow ($15.99, 8-12). Little House: The Charlotte Years adds The Road from Roxbury by Melissa Wiley, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.99, paper $5.99, 8-12). I Can Read Chapter Books introduces The Battle for St. Michaels by Emily Arnold McCully ($15.99, 8-up). A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist, issues A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Situation Worsens ($32.97, 10-up) and The Carnivorous Carnival (#9) ($10.99, 10-up). And Fire-us rages on with The Keepers of the Flame by Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher ($15.99, 12-up).
Lullabies and Night Songs by Alec Wilder, edited by William Engvick, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($40, all ages); Shel Silverstein Poems and Drawings Slipcase Box 3—Book Set by Shel Silverstein ($52.99, all ages); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted from the novel by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Christian Birmingham ($7.99, 6-10); and Lucky Chuck by Beverly Cleary, illus. by J. Winslow Higginbottom ($15.99, 6-12).
Dogs on the Job: True Stories of Phenomenal Dogs by Christopher Faran ($3.99) rounds up tales about canines. (1-12)
Angels Unlimited starts up with Winging It and Losing the Plot by Annie Dalton ($4.99 each, 8-12). Phantom Stallion debuts with The Wild One, Mustang Moon, Dark Sunshine and The Renegade by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up). And new Avon True Romances are Gwyneth and the Thief by Margaret Moore, Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot, Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins, Miranda and the Warrior by Elaine Barbieri, Tess and the Highlander by May McGoldrick and Emily and the Scot by Kathryn Smith ($4.99 each, 13-up).
The Haunting Hour: Chills in the Dead of Night by R.L. Stine ($4.99, 8-up).
The Hand of Dinotopia by Alan Dean Foster, illus. by James Gurney ($6.99, 10-up).
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell ($15.99), reveals the value of self-esteem. (4-8)
One Candle by Eve Bunting, illus. by K. Wendy Popp ($15.99), is a Hanukkah tale that recalls the Holocaust. (4-8)
A Dance of Sisters by Tracey Porter ($15.99) centers on two young ballerinas. (8-12)
Abarat by Clive Barker ($24.99). A teen explores a new world. (10-up) Paperback Reprints
Caleb's Story by Patricia MacLachlan ($4.99, 8-10); and Echo by Francesca Lia Block ($6.99, 13-up).
Big Time Olie by William Joyce ($15.99). Olie discovers he is the perfect size. (2-8)
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond ($15.99). This energetic mouse explores the classroom. (3-7)
Guy Wire by Sarah Weeks ($15.99). Guy deals with the foibles of friendship. (8-10)
Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Peter Sís ($16.99), introduces scrambled animals. (All ages)
Rain Romp: Stomping Away a Grouchy Day by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Dyanna Wolcott ($15.99). A grouchy girl stomps away her bad mood. (3-up)
Dashing Dog! by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Sarah Garland ($15.99). A dog saves a baby's life. (4-up)
Farfallina and Marcel by Holly Keller ($15.99). Two friends—a caterpillar and a gosling—become separated. (4-up)
The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida by Lynn Reiser ($15.99). In this a bilingual tale, two boys search for their lost balls. (4-up)
What's Up, What's Down? by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Barbara Bash ($15.99), reveals a variety of perspectives. (4-up)
Barn Raising by Craig Brown ($15.99) pays tribute to community spirit. (5-up)
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat ($15.99). Amelia helps out at the doctor's office. (5-up)
Merry Christmas, Princess Dinosaur! by Jill Kastner ($15.99). Princess Dinosaur can barely contain her excitement on Christmas Eve. (5-up)
Holly Starcross by Berlie Doherty ($15.99). A girl meets her long-absent father. (12-up)
The High Rise Private Eyes continues with The Case of the Sleepy Sloth by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($14.99, 6-up).
School Bus by Donald Crews ($6.99, up to 4); Witch's Business by Diana Wynne Jones ($15.99, 8-up); and Hexwood and The Time of the Ghost by Jones ($16.99 each, paper $6.99, 12-up).
The Menorah Story by Mark Podwal ($5.99, 4-8); and Bo and Mzzz Mad by Sid Fleischman ($4.99, 8-up).
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories by Chris Crutcher ($6.99, 13-up).
Title in Spanish
Ciudad de las bestias (City of the Beasts) by Isabel Allende ($19.95, 10-up).
Paperback in Spanish
El león, la bruja y el ropero (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes ($7.99, 8-up).
In Action debuts with Makeup Shakeup and The Dream Team by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ($4.50 each, 5-9). Starring In by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen adds When in Rome ($4.99, 6-10). The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley has three additions ($4.50 each, 6-10). Two of a Kind gains three titles ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Olsens'Just Between Us, Tell Me About It and Secret Crush join So Little Time ($4.99 each, 9-up). These authors' Sweet 16 issues Getting There, Starring You and Me and My Best Friend's Boyfriend ($4.99 each, 10-up). And Gilmore Girls welcomes I Love You, You Idiot by Cathy East Dubowski, I Do, Don't I? by Catherine Clark and The Other Side of Summer by Helen Pai ($5.99 each, 12-up).
Goodnight Moon Board Book and Baby Socks by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($10.99), offers this book and a pair of socks. (up to 3)
My Little Valentine by Carol Roth, illus. by Jennifer Beck Harris ($5.99), spotlights the love between parent and child. (up to 3)
Baby's First Valentine's Day ($14.99) includes I Love You As Much... by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Henri Sorensen; and I Loved You Before You Were Born by Anne Bowen, illus. by Greg Shed. (up to 6)
Turkeys Never Gobble by Joan Holub, illus. by Jennifer Beck Harris ($5.99). Hungry animals enjoy Thanksgiving. (2-4)
BigPig Saves Valentine's Day by Cecile Schoberle ($6.99). BigPig ensures a good day for his sister. (3-5)
Halloween Countdown by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($6.99), is a board-book counting tale. (2-6)
Off to Bethlehem! by Dandi Daley MacKall, illus. by R.W. Alley ($8.99), follows Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. (4-7)
Back-to-School Belly Busters by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Stephen Carpenter ($6.99), rounds up riddles and knock-knock jokes. (5-8)
Crazy Christmas Chaos: A Tongue-Twister Tale, Silly Sweetheart Celebrations and Tricky Turkey Tongue Twisters by Quinlan Lee, illus. by Clive Scruton ($6.99 each), present holiday tales. (5-8)
I Love You As Much As... Board Book and Frame by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Henri Sorensen ($11.99), packages this book with a picture frame. (7-up).
Playtime Rhymes issues The Eensy Weensy Spider: A Pop-Up Book, illus. by Jane Manning ($7.99, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Press and Sing: A Sing-Along Storybook offers Jingle Bells, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($6.99, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Booky and Lovey Dovey, illus. by Mary Engelbreit, are new Baby Booky titles ($6.99 each, 1-4). Biscuit returns in Biscuit Visits the Farm, Happy Hanukkah, Biscuit! and What Is Love, Biscuit? by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($6.99 each, 2-6). Maurice Sendak's Little Bear introduces Little Bear Makes a Scarecrow and Little Bear's Scary Night by Else Holmelund Minarik, illus. by David Wenzel ($5.99 each, 2-4). Harold and the Purple Crayon adds Dinosaur Days by Liza Baker, based on the book by Crockett Johnson ($12.99, 3-7). And new Charming Classics are Little House on the Prairie Book and Charm by Laura Ingalls Wilder and A Christmas Carol Book and Charm by Charles Dickens ($6.99 each, 8-12); and Charming Classics Boxed Set #2 ($20.85, 8-12).
Festival Readers gains Harold and the Purple Crayon: Animals, Animals, Animals! and Harold Finds a Friend, based on books by Crockett Johnson; Maurice Sendak's Little Bear: Little Bear and the Missing Pie, Little Bear's Loose Tooth, April Fool's!, I Miss You, Father Bear, Little Bear Has a Cold, The Snowball Fight and Little Bear's Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik, illus. by Chris Hahner; and Rainbow Fish: Finders Keepers and Tattle Tale, based on books by Marcus Pfister ($3.99 each, 4-7).
With Their Eyes: September 11th—The View from a High School at Ground Zero, compiled by Annie Thoms ($6.99), presents firsthand accounts by students at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. (13-up)
Witch Boy adds Dark Prince and Blood War by Russell Moon ($6.99 each, 13-up).
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn and Cosmos Coyote and William the Nice by Jim Heynen ($7.99 each, 13-up); and Freewill by Chris Lynch and You Don't Know Me by David Klass ($6.99 each, 13-up).
And God Cried, Too: A Kid's Book of Healing and Hope by Marc Gellman ($5.99) offers parents and children guidance through difficult times. (7-up)
For Teens Only by Carol Weston ($8.99) presents advice from the author and from celebrities. (10-up)
Beryl E. Bean issues Mission: Impossible Friendship by Ricki Stern and Heidi Worcester, illus. by Amy Bates ($5.99, 7-9).
I Love You As Much As... by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Henri Sorensen; and Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell ($5.99 each, 2-5); Valentine's Day by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell; and The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, illus. by Megan Lloyd ($5.99 each, 3-7); My Monster Mama Loves Me by Laura Leuck, illus. by Mark Buehner; and The Three Little Pigs by Steven Kellogg ($5.99 each, 3-8); The Christmas Cat by Efner Tudor Holmes, illus. by Tasha Tudor; and Santa's New Suit by Laura Rader ($5.99 each, 4-8); I, Crocodile by Fred Marcellino ($6.99, 4-8); Big Trouble in Little Twinsville by Elizabeth Levy ($4.25, 7-10); Dracula Is a Pain in the Neck and Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor by Levy, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein;and Me Tarzan by Betsy Byars ($4.99 each, 7-10); and The Winter King by Dean Morrissey ($5.99, 7-10).
Also, Dream Soul by Laurence Yep; Eggs in One Basket by Kathy Mackel; Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure by Lynne Reid Banks, illus. by Tony Ross; Odysseus in the Serpent Maze by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris; Orphan Journey Home by Liza Ketchum; and Trial by Journal by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise ($5.99 each, 8-12); The Field of Dogs by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully ($4.99, 8-12); The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley ($5.99, 9-up); Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm, Girlhearts by Norma Fox Mazer, The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine and Vampires, edited by Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenburg ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren ($6.99, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
I Can Read Books reprints The Bug in Teacher's Coffee by Kalli Dakos, illus. by Mike Reed; Grandma's Trick-or-Treat by Emily Arnold McCully; Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Jane Clark Brown; Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat; and Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenstein by Denyz Cazet ($3.99 each, 4-8). Riverside Kids presents Ever-Clever Elisa by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Debbie Tilley ($4.25, 6-9). Princess Tales debuts with The Fairy's Mistake by Gail Carson Levine ($6.99, 7-10). And Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal by Emily Rodda joins Rowan of Rin ($5.99, 7-up).
The Ramona Collection Vol. 2 by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Alan Tiegreen ($23.80, 8-12).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Bear's Dream by Deborah King ($8.95). As bears in Alaska sleep through winter, a girl wonders what they dream about. (6-9)
Pookie by Ivy Wallace ($8.95, 5-9).
Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen and Irene Dunlap ($16.95), compiles 25 true stories. (8-14)
Teens 911: Snowbound, Helicopter Crash and Other True Survival Stories by Deborah Morris ($12.95) presents true-life dramas featuring youngsters. (11-18)
A Taste-Berry Teen's Guide to Setting & Achieving Goals by Bettie Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs ($12.95) provides tips for success. (12-up)
Reality Quest: Teens Making the Facts by Donna Wells and Bruce Morris ($12.95) offers teenagers' responses to current world events. (12-up)
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95). Teens share their thoughts and feelings. (12-up)
Hot Stones & Funny Bones: Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress & Anger by Brian Luke Seaward with Linda Bartlett ($12.95) views how teenagers feel and deal with stress. (12-up)
Sweet Hearts by Jan Carr, illus. by Dorothy Donohue ($16.95). On Valentine's Day, a panda hides hearts throughout his house. (2-6)
To Hear the Angels Sing: A Christmas Poem by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Jill Weber ($16.95). Animals join the shepherds, angels and children visiting the newborn Christ. (2-6)
Halloween Is... by Gail Gibbons ($16.95) is a companion to Christmas Is… (4-8)
The Story of Noodles by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by YungSheng Xuan ($16.95). Three brothers invent the first noodle dish for a cooking contest. (4-8)
Sense Pass King by Katrin Tchana, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman ($16.95). A king is jealous of a girl who has more sense than he. (4-8)
Spaghetti Park by DyAnne DiSalvo ($16.95). Angelo and his grandfather are determined to rejuvenate their local park. (4-8)
The Log Cabin Church by Ellen Howard, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.95). A family in the Michigan woods create a special kind of church in their log cabin. (4-8)
A Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower by David A. Adler ($16.95) profiles this U.S. president. (4-8)
Giant Pandas by Gail Gibbons ($16.95) describes the characteristics and lifestyle of this species. (4-8)
The Great Horse-Less Carriage Race by Michael Dooling ($16.95) tells of the 1895 race that led to the founding of America's first automobile company. (4-8)
The Erie Canal Pirates by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Andrew Glass ($16.95), is based on the folksong about Bill McGrew and his band of pirates. (4-8)
Rhyme Time Valentine by Nancy Poydar ($16.95). A gust of wind blows away Ruby's valentines. (4-8)
From Head to Toe: The Amazing Human Body and How It Works by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Edward Miller ($16.95), is a guide to the body's organs and systems. (4-8)
The Hero of Third Grade by Alice DeLaCroix, illus. by Cynthia Fisher ($15.95). How will Randall make friends when he moves to a new town at the end of the school year? (6-9)
Cool Cat, School Cat by Judy Cox, illus. by Blanche Sims ($15.95). Gus encounters a cat en route to school on the first day. (6-9)
A Hero and the Holocaust: The Story of Janusz Korczak and His Children by David A. Adler, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($16.95), centers on this director of a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw. (6-10)
Hairdo: What We Do and Did to Our Hair by Ruth Freeman Swain, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($16.95), collects facts about hair throughout history. (6-10)
Goosed! by Bill Wallace, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($16.95). What will a dog do when a new puppy arrives at his house? (7-11)
Celebrating a Quinceañera: A Latina's Fifteenth Birthday Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, photos by Lawrence Migdale ($16.95). Ariana helps her cousin prepare for this special occasion. (8-12)
Hoop Girlz by Lucy Jane Bledsoe ($16.95) is a novel starring a 10-year-old girl who loves basketball. (10-14)
Grasslands by Debra Seely ($16.95). In the 1880s, a boy moves from his aristocratic grandparents' Virginia home to a Kansas farm to live with his father. (10-14)
Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James Cook's Final Expedition by Laurie Lawlor ($22.95) is a tale based on the journal of a passenger on Cook's ship. (10-up)
The Voyage of the Continental by Katherine Kirkpatrick ($16.95). In 1865, a girl journeys by sea from Massachusetts to newly-settled Seattle. (12-up)
Messenger by Virginia Frances Schwartz ($17.95) tells of a girl growing up in Ontario mining towns during the 1920s and '30s. (12-up)
The Healer's Keep by Victoria Hanley ($17.95) is a companion novel to The Seer and the Sword. (12-up)
Holiday House Readers gains Easy As Apple Pie by Karen Gray Ruelle; Skinny and Fats, Best Friends by Cari Meister, illus. by Steve Björkman; and North Pole, South Pole by Nancy Smiler Levinson, illus. by Diane Dawson Hearn ($14.95 each, 5-8). And The Weeping Willow by Patrick Jennings, illus. by Amma Alter, is a new Ike and Mem Story ($15.95, 6-9).
Quilt Alphabet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome; Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Janet Stevens; A Child's Calendar by John Updike, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman; Christmas Is... and Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons; The Perfectly Horrible Halloween by Nancy Poydar; and Subtraction Action by Loreen Leedy ($6.95 each, 4-8); and Celebrating Ramadan by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith ($6.95, 8-12).
Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming ($16.95) introduces the alphabet. (2-5)
Humphrey's Christmas by Sally Hunter ($9.95) is a holiday tale featuring young elephants Humphrey and Lottie. (2-5)
Look at the Baby by Kelly Johnson ($14.95). Rhyming text and photos focus on babies. (2-up)
At the Edge of the Woods: A Counting Book by Cynthia Cotton, illus. by Reg Cartwright ($16.95), is a counting tale starring animals. (3-6)
My Freight Train by Michael Rex ($15.95) reveals a boy's fantasy of driving his own freight train. (3-7)
Country Kid, City Kid by Julie Cummins, illus. by Ted Rand ($16.95). Though they are miles apart, Ben and Jody are two of a kind. (4-6).
The Boll Weevil Ball by Kelly Murphy ($15.95). A tiny beetle reaches great heights. (4-7)
Runaway Dreidel! by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker ($17.95). A boy's new dreidel won't stop spinning. (4-8)
Rude Mule by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Barbara Nascimbeni ($15.95). A polite boy and a rude mule spend an afternoon together. (4-8)
The Feathered Crown by Marsha Hayles, illus. by Bernadette Pons ($16.95). Mother birds offer their perspective on the first Christmas. (4-8)
Halloween Hats by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Sue Truesdell ($15.95), presents a holiday tale. (4-8)
Pieces of Christmas by Teri Sloat ($16.95) offers poems imparting wishes for peace. (4-8)
Joe Cinders by Marianne Mitchell, illus. by Bryan Langdo ($16.95), relays a Cinderella tale with a southwestern slant. (4-8)
Ananse and the Lizard by Pat Cummings ($16.95) retells this West African story. (4-8)
Mouse Tail Moon by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Maggie Kneen ($16.95), reveals the nighttime world of a mouse. (4-9)
Sleigh Bells and Snowflakes: A Celebration of Christmas by Linda Bronson ($17.95) collects holiday songs and poems. (4-up)
Substitute Teacher Plans by Doug Johnson, illus. by Tammy Smith ($16.95). Miss Huff accidentally mixes up her day-off activity list with her plans for the substitute teacher. (5-8)
Mammoth by Patrick O'Brien ($16.95) presents facts about the elephant's ancient relatives. (5-9)
From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Karla Firehammer et al. ($17.95), celebrates canines. (5-up)
Chimp Math by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel ($16.95) reveals various ways to measure time by following the growth of a chimp. (7-10)
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell: A Folktale of Ireland by Gary Schmidt, illus. by Loren Long ($17.95), compiles four traditional Irish stories. (8-12)
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers, illus. by Michael Dooling ($16.95), recounts these explorers' expedition from a dog's point of view. (8-12)
Alexandra's Scroll: The Story of the First Hanukkah by Miriam Chaikin, illus. by Stephen Fieser ($18.95). A girl offers an account of life in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. (9-12)
The Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool by Margaret Gray, illus. by Randy Cecil ($15.95). Can a fairy godmother, a wise fool and an enchanted hairstyle keep a princess out of trouble? (9-up)
The Music Thief by Peni R. Griffin ($16.95). A girl's key to her dreams may be closer than she thinks. (10-14)
The Rudest Alien on Earth by Jane Leslie Conly ($16.95). An alien discovers that Earth might be just the place to call home. (10-14)
Over the River by Sharelle Byars Moranville ($16.95). A girl comes to terms with the father whom she thought didn't love her. (10-14)
A Hundred Days from Home by Randall Wright ($15.95). A boy loses one friend and finds another. (11-up)
After the Death of Anna Gonzales by Terri Fields ($16.95) explores the effects of a girl's suicide on her high-school classmates. (12-17)
Poems from Homeroom by Kathi Appelt ($16.95) presents poems and creative writing exercises. (12-up)
Dating Hamlet by Lisa Fiedler ($16.95). Ophelia lives to tell the tale of what happened at Elsinore. (12-up)
The Eddie Dickens Trilogy launches with A House Called Awful End by Philip Ardagh, illus. by David Roberts ($14.95, 9-14).
The Poodle Who Barked at the Wind by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Valerie Coursen ($16.95, 4-8); Rhymes and Verses by Walter de la Mare, illus. by Elinore Blaisdell ($18.95, 4-up); and The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake, Then There Were Five and Spiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Enright ($16.95 each, 8-12).
Paperbacks in Spanish
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) and Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido? (Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?) by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Eric Carle ($7.95 each, 1-5).
Birches by Robert Frost, illus. by Ed Young; and Frost's Christmas Trees, illus. by Ted Rand ($6.95 each, all ages); Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming ($6.95, 2-5); Hogula by Jean Gralley and The Colors of Us by Karen Katz ($6.95 each, 4-8); and Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel ($6.95, 7-10).
Curious George's Box of Books, illus. by H.A. Rey ($18) is a package of four concept books. (1-4)
Gossie and Gossie and Gertie by Oliver Dunrea ($9.95 each) are capers starring a young gosling. (2-5)
My Nose, Your Nose and My Beak, Your Beak by Melanie Walsh ($15 each) reveal the similarities and differences among kids; and among animals. (2-6)
Curious George Visits a Toy Store and Curious George Takes a Train, illus. by Martha Weston in the style of H.A. Rey ($12 each, paper $3.95), are stories starring this young monkey. (4-8)
Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury by Virginia Lee Burton ($20) collects stories by this author. (4-8)
A Bird and His Worm by James Kaczman ($15) tells of the friendship between a non-flying bird and a sociable worm. (4-8)
The Experiments of Doctor Vermin by Tim Egan ($15). Sheldon the pig enters an ominous-looking mansion. (4-8)
When Wishes Were Horses by Sharon Hart Addy, illus. by Brad Sneed ($15), reveals what happens when Zeb wishes up a horse. (4-8)
Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Book by Betsy Bowen ($16, paper $5.95) is a companion book to Gathering: A Northwoods Alphabet Book. (4-8)
My Full Moon Is Square by Elinor Pinczes, illus. by Randall Enos ($15). Fireflies help a frog to read after dark. (4-8)
Far Beyond the Garden Gate by Don Brown ($16) describes the life of Alexandra David-Neel, a Buddhist scholar who, in 1924, was the first western woman to enter Tibet's capital, Lhasa. (4-8)
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg ($18) takes up where Jumanji left off. (5-8)
There's a Monster in the Alphabet by James Rumford ($16) retells a myth about a Phoenician named Cadmus. (5-9)
From Dawn till Dusk by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, illus. by Mary Azarian ($16), reveals how chores can lead to the best kind of fun. (5-9)
Chickens May Not Cross the Road and Other Crazy but True Laws by Kathi Linz, illus. by Tony Griego ($16), discloses some ludicrous laws in the history of the U.S. (6-10)
Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins ($16) explores evolution. (6-10)
Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side by Raymond Bial ($16). Text and photos focus on immigrants living in Manhattan's Lower East Side. (8-12)
Moby Dick, retold by Lew Sayre Schwartz, illus. by Dick Giordano ($16, paper $6.95), is a retelling of Herman Melville's classic. (8-up)
Stonecutter by Leander Watts ($15). An apprentice stonecutter meets a renegade Iroquois girl. (10-14)
Together Apart by Dianne E. Gray ($16). Two youngsters come together during an 1888 blizzard. (10-14)
Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl ($16) offers a new version of the myth about the Minotaur and the maze. (10-14)
Paradise by Joan Elizabeth Goodman ($16) is a story based on the life of Marguerite de La Rocque. (11-up)
Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art by Barbara Elleman ($20) presents a biography of this Caldecott medalist. (12-up)
Better Than Running at Night by Hillary Frank ($17, paper $10) is a novel about independence, trust and boys. (14-up)
Titles in Spanish
Cajas de cartón (The Circuit) by Francisco Jiménez ($15, paper $5.95, 10-up); and Senderos fronterizos (Breaking Through) by Jiménez ($15, paper $5.95, 11-up).
New Scientists in the Field Books are Looking for Life in the Universe by Ellen Jackson, photos by Nic Bishop; and Project Ultraswan by Elinor Osborn ($16 each, 7-11); and Secrets of Sound by April Pulley Sayre ($16, 8-12). AndThe Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden completes Tomorrow, When the War Began ($16, 12-up).
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton ($14.95, paper $5.95, 4-8); Portly McSwine by James Marshall ($15, paper $4.95, 4-8); Midnight Is a Place and Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken ($15 each, paper $5.95, 10-up); and The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien ($10, 10-up).
Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms, illus. by David Catrow; The Blunder of the Rogues by Tim Egan; and A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes, illus. by Bonnie MacKain ($5.95 each, 4-8); If I Only Had a Horn by Roxane Orgill, illus. by Leonard Jenkins ($5.95, 5-8); and Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks by Kenneth Mallory; and Paddington at Large, Paddington on Top, Paddington Takes to TV and Paddington Helps Out by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum ($4.95 each, 8-12).
Where Is? by Tamar Bergman, illus. by Rutu Modan ($15). Noni spends all day wondering where his mother is, but when she appears to pick him up, he is nowhere to be found. (4-8)
Harry, I Need You! by Seymour Chwast ($15). When his mother calls him to come downstairs right away, a sleepyhead envisions one fantastic scenario after another. (4-8)
Pond by Gordon Morrison ($16) examines life in and around a pond throughout a year. (4-8)
The Giant Ball of String by Arthur Geisert ($16). Pigs lose their prized ball of string in a flood. (4-8)
The Three Silly Girls Grub by John and Ann Hassett ($16). Three girls confront a bully. (4-8)
Courage by Bernard Waber ($12) pays tribute to many kinds of courage. (4-8)
Tackylocks and the Three Bears by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15). Tacky the penguin plays the role of Goldilocks. (4-8)
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry, illus. by Middy Thomas ($15), introduces the newest member of second grade at Watertower Elementary. (6-10)
My Life of Crime by Richard Jennings ($15) reveals what happens when Fowler Young tries to save the bedraggled class pet. (8-12)
Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger; Alicia Has a Bad Day by Lisa Jahn-Clough; Louie's Goose by H.M. Ehrlich, illus. by Emily Bolam; and Cinderella's Rat by Susan Meddaugh ($5.95 each, 4-8); and Author: A True Story by Helen Lester ($4.95, 4-8).
ANGUS HUDSON, LTD./CANDLE BOOKS
The Christmas Story ($10.99) is an interactive book retelling New Testament tales. (up to 5)
The A-Mazing Escape ($12.99) is an activity book with character pieces. (5-8)
New Slide & Seek Books are The Wise Men's Tale and The Shepherd's Tale ($5.99 each, up to 5). And Snuffleheads introduces Little Donkey's Christmas Story and Little Lamb's Christmas Story ($7.99 each, 4-7).
Summerland by Michael Chabon ($22.95). A young baseball player is recruited to help when an ancient enemy threatens a park's chronically perfect weather. (All ages)
The Good Little Bad Little Pig by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($15.99). Peter's pig is always perfect in the boy's eyes. (2-5)
My Truck Is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Daniel Kirk ($14.99), offers a tale about a truck. (2-5)
Warthogs in a Box by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($9.99), presents mini editions of Warthogs in the Kitchen, Warthogs Paint and Slop Goes the Soup. (2-6)
Love Songs of the Little Bear: Friendship Box by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($9.99), gathers together four board books starring Little Bear. (3-6)
Jake Gander, Storyville Detective: The Case of the Greedy Granny by George McClements ($15.99). Jake's on the case of a granny who may be up to no good. (3-7)
Dumpy and the Big Storm by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Tony Walton ($15.99). Dumpy and the other trucks make a lighthouse during a storm. (4-7)
Muldoon by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($14.99). A precocious puppy performs chores for a family. (4-7)
The Range of Eternal by Louise Erdrich, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher ($15.99). A girl living in a mountain cabin doesn't realize how much a woodburning stove means to her until it is gone. (4-7)
Christmas in the City by Loretta Krupinski ($15.99). Mr. and Mrs. Mouse travel to the city when their tree is chosen to grace Rockefeller Center at Christmas. (4-8)
The Book of Mean People by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre ($16.99), reveals ways in which children experience meanness and anger. (4-8)
Three Little Witches by Georgie Adams, illus. by Emily Bolam ($15.99), presents eight stories. (4-8)
Bill Nye the Science Guy's Great Big Dinosaur Dig by Bill Nye with Ian Saunders, illus. by Michael Koelsch ($15.99), examines the world of dinosaurs. (7-10)
Hannah, Divided by Adele Griffin ($15.99). In 1934, a teenage girl from rural Pennsylvania leaves home to attend school in Philadelphia. (8-12)
I'm Your Child, God: Prayers for Our Children by Marion Wright Edelman, illus. by Brian Collier ($19.99), offers prayers with such themes as hope, gratitude and help. (8-up)
Bone Dry by Kathleen Karr ($15.99) is a sequel to Skullduggery. (10-14)
Drowning Anna by Sue Mayfield ($15.99). A girl is the victim of bullying after she moves from London to a small Yorkshire town. (10-14)
Firesong by William Nicholson, illus. by Peter Sís ($17.99), concludes the Wind on Fire trilogy. (10-14)
I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale ($15.99). A girl's mother leaves her with distant relatives who try to lure her into their religious cult. (12-up)
Pig Tale by Veryln Flieger ($16.99). Celtic mythology infuses this tale exploring the human condition. (12-up)
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman ($15.99). The son of the head of an organized crime organization meets the girl of his dreams, but her father is an FBI agent. (12-up)
Waiting to Disappear by April Young Fritz ($15.99). One summer, a girl must help her mother recover from a nervous breakdown. (12-up)
Baby Einstein, concept by Julie Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidi,adds Birds and Nests, Snowflakes and Icicles, Sand and Sea and Raindrops and Puddles ($5.99 each, 1 mo.-up); and The ABCs of Art and Wordsworth's Book of Words ($15.99 each, 1-4). Picture My World issues First Word Book, World of Animals and World of Nature ($12.99 each, 1-4). Blast Off and Boy Blorp gains The Big Science Fair by Dan Yaccarino ($15.99, 4-7). Joining Naughty Naughty Pets by Wendy Ann Gardner are Naughty Naughty Kiefer, Heedley Pecked Me in the Eye, Dig Ivan Dig and Yes, a Cat Named Marty Cohen ($10.99 each, 4-up). And Mary Pope Osborne's Tales from the Odyssey debuts with The One-Eyed Giant and The Land of the Dead ($9.99 each, 8-11).
Mike's Christmas by Will Grace, illus. by Scott McBee ($9.99). Mike decorates his house for the holidays in this story with stickers. (3-6)
The Snow Family by Daniel Kirk ($5.99, 4-7); Snow Bear by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor ($5.99, 4-8); The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illus. by Brian Selznick ($6.99, 8-12); and Curse of a Winter Moon by Mary Casanova, No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman and Skullduggery by Kathleen Karr ($5.99 each, 10-14).
Paperback Series Reprint
Blast Off Boy and Blorp reprints First Day on a Strange New Planet by Dan Yaccarino ($4.99, 5-8).
The House Across the Street by Jules Feiffer ($15.95). A boy desperately wants to be friends with a boy he watches in a bigger house across the street. (2-up)
HYPERION/JUMP AT THE SUN
Be Boy Buzz by bell hooks, illus. by Chris Raschka ($16.99), celebrates what it means to be a boy. (4-8)
Homemade Love by bell hooks, illus. by Shane Evans ($16.99). A girl's mother makes sure she knows she is loved. (4-8)
Float Like a Butterfly by Ntozake Shange, illus. by Edel Rodriguez ($15.99), is a picture-book biography of Muhammad Ali. (5-9)
Perfect Harmony by Charles R. Smith Jr. ($15.99). This book about basic musical concepts was inspired by the Boys Choir of Harlem. (5-9)
Double Dutch: A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood by Veronica Chambers ($16.99) rounds up songs, poems and photos on the theme of jump-roping. (8-up)
The Shanna Show introduces Shanna's Ballerina Show and Shanna's Teacher Show by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Shane Evans ($7.99 each, 3-7).
The Cheetah Girls adds Oops, Doggy Dog! by Deborah Gregory ($3.99, 8-12).
The Big Box by Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison ($6.99, 8-up).
Yoko and Friends School Days gains Bubble-Gum Radar, Practice Makes Perfect, Make New Friends and When I Grow Up by Rosemary Wells ($3.99 each, 5-7). Barkley's School for Dogs welcomes Tattle Tails, Puppy Love and Prize-Winning Parade by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey, illus. by Amy Wummer ($3.99 each, 7-10). Myth-O-Mania debuts with Have a Hot Time, Hades!, Phone Home, Persephone!, Say Cheese, Medusa!, Nice Shot, Cupid! and Stop That Bull, Theseus! by Kate McMullan, illus. by David LaFleur ($4.99 each, 8-12). Joining Cracked Classics by Tony Abbott are What a Trip!, Humbug Holiday, X Marks the Spot and Crushing on a Capulet (Romeo and Juliet) ($4.99 each, 8-12).
From the Files of Madison Finn by Laura Dower adds Just Visiting, Double Dare, Give and Take and Heart to Heart ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Horseshow Trilogies trots on with Last Hope and Sweet Charity by Lucy Daniels ($4.99 each, 8-12). P.C. Hawke Mysteries by Paul Zindel issues The Phantom of 86th Street, The Houdini Whodunnit, Death by CD and The Petrified Parrot ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Daughters of the Moon shines on with Possession by Lynne Ewing ($9.99, 12-up).