|Fall 2002 Listing by Publisher|
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Jo Jo: A Tiny Story of Faith by Faith Miller, illus. by Joyce Knarr ($20), explores adoption. (9-12)
The Wing by Ray Buckley ($14) explains that God cares about people, even during times of sorrow. (9-12)
Reach High by Amy Hill Hearth, illus. by Tim Ladwig ($17). A biography of the Delany sisters. (10-14)
Babar's Yoga for Elephants by Laurent de Brunhoff ($16.95) reveals the art of yoga—using pachyderms. (All ages)
Christmas ABC by Carolyn Wells ($12.95). This alphabet book based on a poem by Wells features art by Weiner Werkstatte. (All ages)
Jewish Holidays All Year Round by Ilene Cooper, illus. by Elivia Savadier ($18.95), examines the traditions and history of Jewish holidays. (All ages)
The Dog Chapel: Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds. No Dogmas Allowed by Stephen Huneck ($19.95), celebrates the spiritual bond between humans and canines. (All ages)
We're Going on Safari by Lenny Hort, photos by Tom Arma ($12.95), showcases photos of costumed babies in exotic locations. (3-6)
Hello Kitty Hello Numbers! A Counting Book from 1 to 20, illus. by Higashi Glaser ($12.95). Hello Kitty throws a surprise party. (3-6)
Hare and Tortoise Race to the Moon by Oliver Corwin ($14.95) gives this Aesop's fable a space-age spin. (4-8)
The Bear Family's World Tour Christmas by Ketutis Kasparavicius ($14.95). Flying their house around the world, the Bear family learns how friends from different lands celebrate Christmas. (4-8)
Jack and the Beanstalk: How a Small Fellow Solved a Big Problem by Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh ($16.95) retells this classic tale. (4-9)
Edgar Degas: The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting Their Art by Susan Goldman Rubin ($17.95). Degas's art illustrates this picture-book biography. (5-9)
Can You Find It? Search and Discover More Than 150 Details in 19 Works of Art by Judith Cressy ($15.95) encourages kids to examine paintings closely. (5-9)
Earth from Above for Young Readers by Robert Burleigh, conceived and photographed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand ($12.95), documents the state of the world's environment. (6-10)
Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood, compiled by Oleg Vidov and Joan Borsten Vivov ($24.95). Baryshnikov contributes a foreword to this collection of classic tales that ties into a PBS series. (8-up)
The Little People: Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk by Neil Phillip, illus. by William Blake et al., new art by Jacqueline Mair ($24.95), compiles tales about fairy folk. (10-up)
New Press-Out and Play Books are Uncle Sam by Steve Light ($7.95, 3-6) and Hello Kitty Hello Playtime!: Tricycle and Rocking Horse, concept by Light, illus. by Jean Hirashima ($8.95 each, 3-6). Spinwheels Books rolls on with Junior on the Farm and Junior in the City by Samantha Berger and Lisa Eve Huberman, illus. by Daniel Moreton ($10.95 each, 3-6). And Art Ed Books and Kits presents Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse, created by Janet Boris, edited by Walter Hopps ($19.95 each, 8-up).
The Everything Bible Stories Book by Michael Paydos ($14.95) recounts 100 biblical tales. (All ages)
New to The Everything Kids' series are The Everything Kids' Monsters Book by Shannon Turlington and The Everything Kids' Cookbook by Sandra Nissenberg ($6.95 each, 8-12).
ALL ABOUT KIDS
Just One More by Wendi Silvano, illus. by Ricardo Gamboa ($16.95). Hector rides on an increasingly crowded bus through the Andes mountains. (4-10)
The Wherewolf? by Jackie Leigh Ross, illus. by Steve Ko ($16.95). A girl helps a grumpy wolf discover the meaning of friendship. (4-10)
The Flight of the Sunflower by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez, illus. by Nadine Takvorian ($16.95). The wind takes a young sunflower seed on a journey to see the world before setting it down to grow. (5-10)
ALLEN & UNWIN
Three Kinds of Scared by F.N. Monjo and Justin Monjo, illus. by Peter Viska ($14.95). Marty conquers his fears on a field trip to an amusement park. (4-8)
Joseph by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble ($14.95), retells the story of this biblical character. (6-11)
|Spotlight on Celebrity AuthorsThough they are well accustomed to attracting attention on screen or stage, a small gallery of actors and producers (and one Olympic athlete) are stepping into another role—that of children's book author. Some have played this part before. Jamie Lee Curtis has again teamed up with illustrator Laura Cornell to create a picture book to bolster kids' egos, I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem, due from HarperCollins/Cotler. John Lithgow has written his third picture book for Simon & Schuster, Micawber, with art by C.F. Payne. This tale of a Central Park squirrel who becomes a passionate painter is packaged with a CD. |
Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin's first novel is also on the S&S fall list. Deaf since birth, the author centers her middle-grade story, Deaf Child Crossing, on a deaf girl whose relationship with her best friend is changing. Other S&S authors are actor-director-producer Spike Lee and his producer wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, who have penned a picture book, Please, Baby, Please. Featuring art by Kadir Nelson, this story focuses on the wayward ways of toddlers, who wake up the household at five in the morning, wear breakfast on their heads and make giant waves in the bath.
An actress whose career has spanned six decades is also featured in the S&S fall catalogue. The publisher is issuing a new edition of Nibbles and Me, a tale Elizabeth Taylor wrote and illustrated when she was 13 and already a star from her performance in National Velvet. This account of her pet chipmunk's antics on and off the set includes a new introduction by the author and previously unpublished photos and illustrations from her private collection.
It's easy to envision comedian Jerry Seinfeld kvetching about the pitfalls of Halloween: the agony of wearing a Superman costume that looks like pajamas and getting yucky trick-or-treat candy. He does just this in the pages of a new Little, Brown picture book, Halloween, illustrated by James Bennett.
And an Olympic gold medalist glides from the short-track speed skating rink into bookstores this fall with Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno, written with Nancy Richardson. All of the above—and their publishers—surely hope that, along with the "lights!" and "cameras!" there will be cash-register "action!"
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Frog and Pig and Frog and Hare by Max Velthuijs ($6.95 each) are board-book tales starring Frog and his pals. (2-4)
Mr. Benn, Gladiator by David McKee ($16.95). Mr. Benn is transported back to ancient Rome. (6-9)
little.com by Ralph Steadman ($16.95) recounts the secret adventures of that key Internet icon: the dot. (9-up)
The Sandhorse by Ann Turnbull, illus. by Michael Foreman ($8.95), is a fantasy centering on a horse made of sand. (5-8)
Quack, Quack! by Philippe Dupasquier ($8.95, 5-8).
(Firefly Books, dist.)
Yo Baby! by Roslyn Schwartz ($18.95, paper $5.95). Youngsters guess the identity of objects. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
I'd Know You Anywhere by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Ruth Ohi ($19.95, paper $7.95). Jeremy can't fool his father by hiding among the toy monsters in his room. (2-5)
Munschworks 4: The Fourth Munsch Treasury by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko and Suzanne Duranceau ($19.95). A collection of tales. (4-7)
Sally Dog Little by Bill Richardson, illus. by Celine Malepart ($14.95). A family's new dog must restore order when things go awry. (4-7)
Rocksy by Loris Lesynski ($19.95, paper $5.95) is the tale of an accident-prone girl. (4-8)
Anancy and the Haunted House by Richardo Keens-Douglas, illus. by Stephane Jorisch ($19.95, paper $7.95). Anancy demonstrates that there is strength in numbers. (4-7)
38 Ways to Entertain Your Grandparents by Dette Hunter, illus. by Deirdre Betteridge ($19.95, paper $9.95), presents a story along with activities for children and adults to share. (4-9)
Hidden Worlds: Amazing Tunnel Stories by Debora Pearson, illus. by Tina Holdcroft ($19.95, paper $6.95), compiles tales of unusual tunnels around the world. (6-11)
Horrendo's Curse by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble ($18.95, paper $6.95). This high-seas adventure stars a boy cursed with a spell that lets him speak only kind words. (7-11)
The Losers' Club by John Lekich ($18.95, paper $7.95). A boy who wants to keep a low profile in high school inadvertently becomes hero to a group of so-called losers. (13-up)
You Be Me: Friendship in the Lives of Teen Girls, edited by Susan Musgrave ($18.95, paper $7.95), examines the nature of friendship. (15-up)
The Mole Sisters return in The Mole Sisters and the Cool Breeze and The Mole Sisters and the Question by Roslyn Schwartz ($14.95 each, paper $4.95, 2-4).
Reel Adventures: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Great Movies by John Lekich ($8.95) spotlights a variety of films. (17-up)
A Child's First Book of Prayers by Lois Rock, illus. by Alison Jay ($15.99), collects 150 prayers. (4-8)
Noah, Build Your Boat, edited by Jeff Kunkel ($12.99), is a companion to Jesus, This Is Your Life. (5-12)
Angels & All Children: A Nativity Story in Words, Music, and Art by Walter Wangerin Jr., illus. by Tim Ladwig, music by Randy Courts ($18.99), is a holiday tale packaged with a CD. (7-12)
First Things First issues Made by God, Things I Do, One Lost Sheep and Rainbow Party by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Megan Halsey ($6.99 each, 2-5).
BAKER BOOK HOUSE
Great Lessons in Virtue and Character: A Treasury of Classic Animal Stories by William Kilpatrick ($19.99) compiles tales illustrating virtues. (All ages)
My Baby Bible for Little Girls and My Baby Bible for Little Boys by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk ($9.99 each), are board books presenting 12 biblical tales. (up to 3)
Little Boys Book of Prayers for Toddlers and Little Girls Book of Prayers for Toddlers by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk ($7.99 each), collects brief, simple prayers. (1-3)
Bedtime Prayers by Christine Wright, illus. by Roma Bishop ($7.99), encourages youngsters to talk to God about their day and family. (2-7)
The Ally O'Connor Adventures continues with Hoofbeats on the Trail by Mark Littleton ($5.99, 8-12).
Cleo in the Snow by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford ($14.99). A child and her puppy witness snow for the first time. (4-7)
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Rachel Griffin ($17.99) presents a book and CD featuring this song. (5-7)
Babushka by Sandra Ann Horn, illus. by Sophie Fatus ($16.99), retells this Russian folktale. (6-8)
The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales by Naomi Adler, illus. by Amanda Hall ($19.99), rounds up traditional tales from various cultures. (8-up)
A Child's Book of Faeries by Tanya Robyn Batt, illus. by Gail Newey ($19.99), offers tales and poems from Britain and Ireland. (8-up)
The Story of Divaali by Jatinder Verma, illus. by Nilesh Mistry ($16.99), presents a rendition of the Hindu Ramayana. (8-up)
Board Book Reprints
Cleo and Caspar by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford; and How Big Is a Pig? and There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch by Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton ($6.99 each, 4-7).
The Animal Boogie & CD and De paseo por la selva, illus. by Debbie Harter ($9.99 each, 4-7); and Un alce, veinte ratones, illus. by Clare Beaton ($9.99, 4-7).
Hat Off, Baby! by Jan Ormerod ($6.95). Baby takes a bath in this lift-the-flap board book. (up to 2)
Away in a Manger and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Jan Lewis ($4.50 each) are illustrated versions of these songs. (1-4)
Life on Earth by Stephen Holmes, paper engineering by Jonathan Lambert ($9.95), is a pop-up book explaining how life developed. (2-5)
Guess Who? At the Zoo by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Daniel Howarth ($8.95). Children guess the identity of animals in this lift-the-flap book. (2-5)
Charlie Chimp's Christmas by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($9.95). In this pop-up, awaiting the arrival of his pals on Christmas Eve, a chimp hears Santa. (2-6)
Pigs Can't Fly! by Ben Cort ($13.95). Little Pig tries to be like the animals he envies. (2-7)
Building Numbers by Jenny Fry ($8.95). This introduction to addition and subtraction features construction vehicles. (3-6)
The Kiss That Missed by David Melling ($14.95). A king's goodnight kiss to a prince goes astray. (4-7)
Ella's Games by David Bedford, illus. by Peter Kavanagh ($12.95). A mouse finds a way to convince her older brothers to let her play with them. (4-7)
Lion's Precious Gift by Barbara Bennett, illus. by Amanda Hall ($13.95). Lioness presents Lion with a gift more precious than his crown. (4-8)
The Child's Gift of Art by Laurence Anholt ($16.95) offers a boxed set of four miniature books about the lives of da Vinci, Degas, Picasso and van Gogh. (4-8)
Kids' Card Games by Terry Eagle ($10.95) includes a deck of cards and instructions for 25 games. (8-up)
Books in Spanish
Allá en el pesebre (Away in a Manger) and Vamos de ronda en torno al moral (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush) by Jan Lewis ($4.50 each, 1-4).
Softy Tops, illus. by Stuart Trotter, offers Do You Know About Crocodiles?, Do You Know About Elephants?, Do You Know About Gorillas? and Do You Know About Lions? ($3.95 each, up to 3). Mini Movers introduces Bang, Bang! Who's There?; Knock, Knock! Who's There?; Munch, Munch! Who's There? and Tap, Tap! Who's There?, illus. by Karen Jones ($2.95 each, 1-4). Bear and Puppy, illus. by Andrew Everitt-Stewart, are new Nibblers ($6.95 each, 1-5). Joining Wizard! Books are Trouble Brewing and Twinkle's Treat by Phil McMylor, illus. by Matt Ward ($4.95 each, 3-7). Harriet and the Little Fat Fairy by Deborah Inkpen is a new Harriet title ($11.95, 4-7). And Survivors launches with Boxcar Molly: A Story from the Great Depression and The Enemy: A Story from World War Two by James Riordan, Broken Lives: A Victorian Mine Disaster by Neil Tonge, Only a Matter of Time: A Story from Kosovo and The Star Houses: A Story from the Holocaust by Stewart Ross and The Water Puppets: A Story from the War in Vietnam by Clive Gifford ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-13).
Oops, Sorry! by Richard Morgan ($3.95) introduces manners. (2-5)
No Fair, Won't Share! by Lindsey Gardiner ($5.95). Two dogs star in this tale about friendship. (3-6)
How to Speak Moo! by Deborah Fajerman ($5.95) reveals cows engaged in spirited conversation. (3-6)
The Kid's Guidebook—Great Advice to Help Kids Cope by Tova Navarra, illus. by Tom Kerr ($10.95), offers tips on such topics as dealing with bullies and staying safe at home. (7-12)
Paper Capers by Steve and Megumi Biddle ($8.95) compiles origami projects. (8-up)
Jake's Tower by Elizabeth Laird ($4.95). Jake and his mother seek protection at the home of his formidable grandmother. (9-12)
Young People/Tough Problems by Tova Navarra ($6.95) presents advice on dealing with problems. (10-14)
The Everyday Witch by Sandra Forrester ($4.95). Beatrice is about to receive her official classification as a witch. (10-14)
New Bilingual First Books are English-French and English-Spanish editions of Transportation and Wild Animals, illus. by Clare Beaton ($4.95 each, 2-up). Festival Time issues Apples and Honey and Eight Candles to Light by Jonny Zucker, illus. by Jan Barger Cohen ($6.95 each, 3-7). And Teen Talk presents Body Changes, Staying Cool and Boys & Sex by Joely Carey ($6.95 each, 12-up).
BENT WILLOW PUBLISHING
Willowbe Woods Campfire Stories adds The Not Me Monster by Ila Wallen ($16.95, 4-8).
Just Like Mama by Beverly Lewis, illus. by Cheri Bladholm ($15.99). An Amish girl tries to be like her mother. (All ages)
Hip, Hug, Hooray! by Christine Tangvald, illus. by Tony Griego ($9.99), examines the variety of hugs youngsters can give to those they love. (2-5)
Janette Oke Classics for Girls starts up with Roses for Mama, Heart of the Wilderness and A Gown of Spanish Lace ($9.99 each, 10-14).
Watch Out for Joel debuts with Bad Bug Blues and Long Shot by Sigmund Brouwer ($3.99 each, 6-8). Young Cousins Mysteries adds The Purple Cow Mystery and The Flying Pigs Mystery by Elspeth Campbell Murphy ($4.99 each, 6-8). Mid-Air Zillionaire and Tow-Away Stowaway join Robert Elmer's AstroKids ($4.99 each, 7-11). New Trailblazer Books are Blinded by the Shining Path and Risking the Forbidden Game by Dave and Neta Jackson ($5.99 each, 8-12). The Hidden Diary gains Take a Chance and One Plus One by Sandra Byrd ($4.99 each, 8-12). Promise of Zion continues with True Betrayer by Robert Elmer ($5.99, 8-13). Legend of the Gilded Saber and Tyrant of the Badlands by Sigmund Brouwer are new to Accidental Detectives ($5.99 each, 8-13). And Bloodhounds, Inc. welcomes Room with a Boo by Bill Myers ($5.99, 8-13).
Paperback Series Reprint
Holly's Heart reprints Good-Bye Dressel Hills and Straight-A Teacher by Beverly Lewis ($4.99 each, 11-14).
Elizabeth's Song by Michael Wenberg, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright ($15.95), is based on the life of African-American folksinger Elizabeth Cotten. (All ages)
My World: Young Native Americans Today debuts with Meet Naiche: A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay Area by Gabrielle Tayac, photos by John Harrington ($15.95, 8-up).
It's Your Rite: Girls' Coming of Age Stories, editedby Nora Coon, illus. by Susan Gross ($9.95). Teenagers discuss their own coming-of-age experiences. (12-up)
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Run, Rabbit, Run by Christine Morton, illus. by Eleanor Taylor ($8.95). Rabbit is hiding from something scary, but he's not sure what it is. (3-5)
Get Busy This Christmas! by Stephen Waterhouse ($6.95). A penguin family prepares for Christmas. (3-7)
Mole and the Baby Bird by Marjorie Newman, illus. by Patrick Benson ($16.95). A mole sets free a recovered wounded bird. (4-8)
Billywise by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Jason Cockcroft ($16.95). Guided by his mother, an owlet flies from the nest. (4-8)
Princess Aasta by Stina Langlo Ørdal ($16.95) chronicles the adventures of a princess and her polar bear pal. (4-8)
Tom Finger by Gillian McClure ($16.95). A cat helps Queenie meet a new friend. (4-8)
Mama, Don't Go Out Tonight by Sally Gardner ($16.95). A girl discovers how much fun the babysitter can be. (4-8)
The Sulky Vulture by Sally Grindley, illus. by Michael Terry ($15.95), is the tale of a disgruntled young vulture. (4-8)
Nuff Said by Herbie Brennan, illus. by Ross Collins ($13.95, paper $6.95). Ants, termites, hot weather and an evil attendee threaten Fairy Nuff's garden party. (7-10)
The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker ($15.95). When a princess kisses a frog that claims to be a prince, she turns into a frog. (8-14)
Bartlett the Ice Voyage by Odo Hirsch, illus. by Andrew McLean ($14.95). Two explorers search for the fruit that an impatient queen longs to taste. (8-up)
Warriors of Alavna by N.M. Browne ($16.95). Transported back to ancient Britain, two teens join Celtic warriors battling Roman invaders. (10-up)
Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman ($16.95). Sick in bed, Lucien journeys to a parallel world that resembles long-ago Venice. (10-up)
The Named by Marianne Curley ($16.95). Ethan and Isabel travel through time to fight the Order of Chaos and its potential destruction of history. (10-up)
Missing by Catherine MacPhail ($14.95). After Derek disappears, is it really he who is making phone calls home? (10-up)
Heading Out: The Start of Some Splendid Careers by Gloria Kamen ($15.95). Artists, athletes, writers, political activists and scientists reveal the defining moment that led them to embark on their careers. (10-up)
Amy by Mary Hooper ($14.95). A lonely girl has an encounter with a boy she met on the Internet. (12-up)
Who Is Jesse Flood? by Malachy Doyle ($14.95). A teen struggles to find his place in his small Northern Ireland town. (12-up)
Face by Benjamin Zephaniah ($15.95). A boy deals with the changes in his life after his face is disfigured in an auto accident. (12-up)
The Cramp Twins offersOpposites Attack and Swamp Fever by Brian Wood ($7.95 each, 7-12).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS
Go, Go, Go by Stephen Swinburne ($15.95, paper $8.95). Photos and text celebrate kids' boundless energy. (3-7)
123 Valentine by Jeanne Modesitt, illus. by Robin Spowart ($15.95). A mouse distributes gifts in this Valentine counting book. (3-7)
Girls by Eve Bunting, illus. by Suzanne Bloom ($15.95), is an alphabet book that encourages girls to imagine what they want to be when they grow up. (3-8)
Dylan the Eagle Hearted Chicken by David Harrison, illus. by Karen Stormer Brooks ($15.95). A baby chick is mistaken for an eagle in this barnyard tale. (4-8)
The Little Match Girl by Christine San José, illus. by Kestutis Kasparavicius ($15.95), retells this Hans Christian Andersen story. (4-8)
Spaghetti Eddie by Ryan SanAngelo, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic ($15.95). Eddie's love of spaghetti turns him into a hero. (4-8)
Gullywasher Gulch by Marianne Mitchell, illus. by Normand Chartier ($15.95). Neighbors use odds and ends to rebuild their town after it is flattened by a gullywasher. (4-9)
My Brother Loved Snowflakes: The Story of Wilson A. Bentley, the Snowflake Man by Mary Fritts, illus. by Laura Jacobsen ($15.95), is a picture-book biography of this man who studied and photographed snowflakes. (5-8)
Crows! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Bob Marstall ($15.95), examines the lives of crows. (6-9)
The Rabbit and the Dragon King by Daniel San Souci, illus. by Eujin Kim Neilan ($15.95). A quick-witted rabbit and a turtle help an ill dragon king find the will to live. (6-9)
The Big Book of Winter Fun by Jeffrey O'Hare ($7.95) offers puzzles and games with winter themes. (7-up)
Tierra Del Fuego by Peter Lourie ($19.95) is a photoessay chronicling the author's journey to the tip of South America. (7-up)
Dog of Discovery by Laurence Pringle ($17.95) focuses on the Newfoundland that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition. (8-up)
The Promised Land: The Birth of the Jewish People by Neil Waldman ($21.95). The history of the Jewish people from Abraham to Moses. (10-up)
Earthworks adds Volcanoes by David Harrison, illus. by Cheryl Nathan ($15.95, 6-8).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS/WORDSONG
Horizons by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple ($17.95). Poems and photographs depict horizons created by mountains, city skylines, bodies of water and other phenomena. (10-12)
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
The Word & Song Greatest Bible Stories Ever Told continues with Amazing Miracles, Friendship & Kindness, The Good Shepherd, Prayer & Promise and Children in the Bible by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Tim O'Connor ($9.99 each, up to 10). And Fiery Fullback by Clair Bee joins Chip Hilton Sports Series ($17.99, paper $5.99, 8-13).
Fairie-ality: The Fashion Collection from the House of Ellwand by Ellwand, illus. by David Downton ($40), introduces the world of fairie fashion. (All ages)
Flip's Snowman by Petr Horácek ($5.99). A penguin builds a snowman. (1-3)
Bartholomew Bear: Five Toddler Tales by Virginia Miller ($14.99) rounds up stories about this young bear. (2-4)
Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book by Virginia Miller ($13.99) tells of an apple tree that sprouts an increasing number of apples. (2-4)
Monster, Monster by Melanie Walsh ($8.99). A monster is hiding in this lift-the-flap tale. (2-4)
Carlo Likes Counting by Jessica Spanyol ($14.99). A giraffe counts everything wherever he goes. (2-5)
123 Follow Me! by Philippe Dupasquier ($6.99) is a board book with number-shaped pages. (2-5)
Pop-up Toddlerobics: Fun Action Rhymes by Zita Newcome ($9.99). Toddlers move to rhymes in this pull-tab, pop-up book. (2-5)
Maisy's Seasons: A Big Flap Book by Lucy Cousins ($8.99). Maisy is ready for any kind of weather. (2-5)
Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins ($14.99) introduces a lemur in die-cut jungle scenes. (2-5)
Maisy Likes Music and Squeak, Squeak, Maisy! by Lucy Cousins ($5.99 each) are two tales featuring this young mouse. (2-5)
Don't You Feel Well, Sam? by Amy Hest, illus. by Anita Jeram ($15.99), brings back Sam and Mrs. Bear from Kiss Good Night. (2-6)
My Book of Thanks by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Hiroe Nakata ($12), presents a prayer of thanks. (2-8)Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes and Other Action Rhymes by Zita Newcome ($15.99) collects more than 50 songs and rhymes. (2-up)
Michael Foreman's Playtime Rhymes by Michael Foreman ($18.99). A young bear and children act out rhymes. (2-up)
All for One by Jill Murphy ($15.99). What do you do when your friends won't let you join in their game? (3-6)
Make the Team, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton ($16.99). Grampa helps a brave little duck take the plunge. (3-6)
Roar! by Tor Freeman ($14.99). The mother of a child who likes to pretend pretends to be a zookeeper. (3-6)
Francis the Scaredy Cat by Ed Boxall ($14.99) is a tale about friendship and being brave. (3-6)
Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root, illus. by Christopher Denise ($14.99). Following a blowing leaf, Oliver gets lost and then finds his way home. (3-6)
Meow! A Lift the Cat-Flap Book by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Andre Amstutz ($8.99). Each time Clara goes to the cat door to check for the cat, she discovers a different creature. (3-6)
Willow at Christmas by Camilla Ashforth ($12). Willow and friends prepare for the holidays on Paradise Farm. (3-6)
Snow Bears by Martin Waddell, illus. by Sarah Fox-Davies ($14.99). When Mommy Bear looks for her babies, she finds three snow bears. (3-6)
Shapes by Robert Crowther ($12.99). Shapes take new forms in this pop-up concept book. (3-7)
Bunny Love by Anita Jeram ($12) offers Bunny, My Honey and All Together Now in a volume with a padded cover. (3-8)
Animal Fair: A Spectacular Pop-up by Anthony Browne ($14.99). Animals perform in this tale with tabs, wheels and flaps. (3-up)
The Jamie and Angus Stories by Anne Fine, illus. by Penny Dale ($15.99), presents tales about a boy and his toy bull. (4-6)
What's That Noise? by Michelle Edwards and Phyllis Root, illus. by Paul Meisel ($15.99). Two brothers triumph over things that go bump in the night. (4-7)
That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child ($15.99) tells of an alley critter who just wants to belong to someone. (4-8)
Alberto the Dancing Alligator by Richard Waring, illus. by Holly Swain ($15.99). Albert tangos through the sewer system. (4-8)
Man on the Moon! (A Day in the Life of Bob!) by Simon Bartram ($16.99). On the moon, Bob entertains tourists and tries to tell them aliens don't exist. (4-8)
The Kettles Get New Clothes by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Jill McElmurry ($15.99). The conservative Kettles shop for clothes in a chic boutique. (4-8)
Big Momma Makes the World by Phyllis Root, illus. by Helen Oxenbury ($16.99). Big Momma creates the world in this tall tale. (4-8)
On Morning Wings by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Holly Meade ($15.99), adapts Psalm 139. (4-up)
Mustang Canyon by Jonathan London, illus. by Daniel San Souci ($15.99). A young pinto runs with a band of wild mustangs. (5-8)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas, illus. by Matt Tavares ($16), features period monochrome illustrations. (5-up)
I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Chris Raschka ($15.99), explains the meaning of each word in the Pledge of Allegiance. (6-9)
Judy Moody Saves the World! by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds ($15.99). Judy Moody returns to whip the planet into shape. (6-10)
The Sunday Blues: A Book for Schoolchildren, Schoolteachers, and Anybody Else Who Dreads Monday Mornings by Neal Layton ($15.99). Steve wonders if anything good can happen on Mondays. (6-10)
Where's Waldo?, Where's Waldo Now?, Where's Waldo? In Hollywood and Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey by Martin Handford ($5.99 each) are pocket-sized editions of these search-and-find tales. (6-10)
The Nightingale by Stephen Mitchell, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline ($17.99), is a retelling of this Hans Christian Andersen tale. (6-10)
This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort, edited by Georgia Heard ($16.99), features illustrations by 18 picture-book artists. (6-up)
Under the Moon & Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems, edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols, illus. by Christopher Corr, Sara Fanelli, Cathie Felstead, Satoshi Kitamura and Jane Ray ($17.99), includes verses by more than 30 poets. (6-up)
Mythological Monsters of Ancient Greece by Sara Fanelli ($16.99) spotlights 13 creatures. (7-up)
Charles Dickens and Friends by Marcia Williams ($17.99) recreates scenes from five Dickens classics. (8-12)
A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Paul Lee ($16.99), recounts the life of the first woman African-American poet. (8-12)
Sleepover! The Best Ever Party Kit by Jeanne Willis ($12.99) offers party tips packaged in a zippered tote. (8-up)
Dear Papa by Anne Ylvisaker ($15.99). During World War II, a girl copes with the loss of her father. (9-up)
The Voyage of the Arctic Tern by Hugh Montgomery, illus. by Nick Poullis ($16.99). This seafaring tale sweeps across centuries and continents. (9-up)
Auschwitz: The Story of a Nazi Death Camp by Clive Lawton ($17.99) traces the history of Auschwitz from World War II to the present. (10-up)
The Waterstone by Rebecca Rupp ($16.99). The world is drying up, and only Tad can retrieve the Waterstone. (10-up)
A Stone in My Hand by Cathryn Clinton ($15.99). In Gaza City in 1988, a sensitive girl moves beyond the violence that surrounds her. (11-up)
My Perfect Life by Dyan Sheldon ($16.99) brings back the cast from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. (12-up)
Sorceress by Celia Rees ($15.99) is a sequel to Witch Child. (14-up)
Feed by M.T. Anderson ($16.99) is a satire set in a futuristic society. (14-up)
Brand New Readers adds Edna Elephant by Margaret Park Bridges, illus. by Janie Bynum; Ethan Out and About by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Brian Floca; and Mouse Has Fun by Phyllis Root, illus. by James Croft ($12.99 each, paperback slipcase edition $5.99, 4-7).
Board Book Reprints
Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough ($6.99, 2-4); Two Little Witches: A Halloween Counting Story by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback ($6.99, 2-5); and Say Boo! by Lynda Graham-Barber, illus. by Barbara Lehman ($4.99, 3-5).
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell, illus. by Barbara Firth ($15.99, 3-7); Willy the Champ and Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne ($5.99 each, 4-up); Gorilla by Browne ($14.99, 5-8); and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by P.J. Lynch ($12.99, 6-12).
Maisy Goes to Work Sticker Book and Fun with Maisy Sticker Book by Lucy Cousins ($3.99 each) are Maisy adventures featuring stickers. (3-5)
Jake debuts in The Day Jake Vacuumed, Jake and the Babysitter and Jake and His Cousin Sidney by Simon James ($4.99 each, 3-7). And Read and Wonder issues The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Jane Chapman; and Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker, illus. by Sarah Fox-Davies ($5.99 each, 5-8).
Down in the Woods at Sleepytime by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Vanessa Cabban ($5.99, 2-5); Max by Bob Graham ($5.99, 4-7); Weslandia by Paul Fleischman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($5.99, 4-10); Zelda and Ivy One Christmas, A Story About the Fabulous Fox Sisters by Laura McGee Kvasnosky ($6.99, 6-10); Judy Moody by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds ($5.99, 6-10); Making Friends with Frankenstein and There's an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighborhood by Colin McNaughton ($7.99 each, 6-12); Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Nneka Bennett ($6.99, 8-12); The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo ($5.99, 10-up); and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon ($6.99, 12-up).
Baby for Sale by Jackie French Koller, illus. by Janet Pedersen ($16.95). Peter comes to appreciate his annoying younger sister. (4-7)
Little Wolf and the Moon by Marjorie Dennis Murray, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($16.95). A wolf asks questions about the world around him. (4-7)
Pumpkin Day by Nancy Wallace ($16.95). A bunny family learns how pumpkins are grown and used. (4-7)
Roads by Marc Harshman, illus. by Mary Newell DePalma ($16.95), follows a family's road trip. (4-7)
David Gets His Drum by Panama Francis and Robert Reiser, illus. by Eric Velasquez ($16.95), is a tale based on the childhood of jazz drummer Francis. (5-8)
The Great Big Wagon That Rang by Joe Slate, illus. by Craig Spearing ($16.95), is a poem about a farmer who, in 1777, hid the Liberty Bell in a hay-filled wagon and sneaked it past British troops. (5-8)
Shine by Jonathan Langley ($15.95) reveals how adults and children light up each other's lives. (5-8)
Yonder Mountain by Kay Bannon, as told by Jean Bushyhead, illus. by Kristina Rodanas ($16.95). In this Cherokee tale, Chief Sky decides it is time to choose a new leader for his people. (5-8)
Wild Boy by J.L. Collier ($15.95). With the help of a mountain man, Jesse learns to live off the land and finally comes to terms with his father. (8-12)
The Rainbow Kite by Marlene Shyer ($15.95) tells of a family's acceptance of a relative who is gay. (12-up)
The Skull Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Ralph Masiello ($16.95, paper $7.95), introduces skulls of various animals. (All ages)
Garage by Steve Augarde ($14.95). Mechanics repair and paint cars in this pop-up book. (3-7)
The M&M's Brand Counting Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Roger Glass ($16.95, paper $6.95), is a revised edition of this concept book. (3-8)
Beaks! by Sneed B. Collard III, illus. by Robin Brickman ($16.95, paper $6.95), examines a range of birds' beaks. (3-9)
River Discoveries by Ginger Wadsworth, illus. by Paul Kratter ($16.95, paper $6.95), focuses on 13 animals that depend on a river for survival. (5-9)
Face-to-Face gains Face-to-Face with the Ladybug by Valérie Tracqui, photos by Patrick Lorne ($9.95, 3-7). And It's a Kid's World welcomes A Kid's Best Friend by Maya Ajmera and Alex Fisher ($16.95, paper $6.95, 3-8).
Paperback in Spanish
La bandera que amamos (The Flag We Love) by Pam Muñoz Ryan, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Ralph Masiello ($7.95, 4-10).
Animal Close-Ups adds The Moose by Christian Havard, photos by Michel Blachas and Carole Piché ($6.95, 7-10).
Bugs for Lunch/Insectos para el almuerzo by Margery Facklam, trans. by Liliana Valenzuela, illus. by Sylvia Long ($7.95, 3-8).
The Lucky Sovereign by Stuart Lees ($15.95). In colonial Virginia, Sam's father is falsely accused of stealing. (5-9)
Froggie Went A-Courtin' by Iza Trapani ($15.95) retells this tale of a frog's search for a sweetheart. (2-7)
Peanut's Emergency by Cristina Salat, illus. by Tammie Lyon ($16.95, paper $6.95). What will Peanut do when no one arrives to pick her up after school? (3-7)
The Witch Who Wanted to Be a Princess by Lois Grambling, illus. by Judy Love ($15.95). Bella wants to be a princess, but there is a ban on witches turning themselves into royalty. (3-9)
Board Book Reprints
Humpty Dumpty by Kim Eagle, illus. by Rob Gilbert; and Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani ($6.95 each, 2-7).
Busy Toes by C.W. Bowie and Grandma Tells a Story by Lois Grambling, both illus. by Fred Willingham ($6.95 each, 2-6); and Sam Won't Swim by Hilde Schuurmans ($6.95, 3-8).
Winning Softball for Girls by Mark Gola ($18.95) provides an introduction to this game. (All ages)
Winning Basketball for Girls, Third Edition by Faye Young Miller and Wayne Coffey ($18.95) outlines rules, strategies and drills. (All ages)
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
The American Revolution for Kids by Janis Herbert ($14.95) is an activity book based on this era. (9-up)
World War II for Kids by Richard Panchyk ($14.95). This activity book includes forewords by Bill Clinton and John McCain. (9-up)
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aquí hasta allá by Amanda Irma Pérez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($16.95). In this bilingual book, a girl keeps a diary of her family's move from Mexico to California. (6-up)
Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories by Lise Erdrich, illus. by Lisa Fifield ($16.95), focuses on the people, animals, forests and rivers of the Plains. (6-up)
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, illus. by Annie Kubler ($4.99), is a board book featuring this song. (6 mos.-2 yrs.)
Ten Beads Tall, illus. by Pam Adams ($9.99), offers an introduction to measuring. (2-5)
Our Cat Cuddles by Gervase Phinn, illus. by Amanda Montgomery-Higham ($14.99). Lizzie gets more than she expected when she acquires a kitten. (4-7)
New Die Cut Reading titles are Down at the Station, Five Little Ducks, Twinkle, Twinkle and Over in the Meadow ($6.99 each, 3-8).
Peek-A-Boo adds What's the Difference? and What's Inside? by Fabien Savary and Isabelle Vadenboncoeur, illus. by Tipéo ($4.95 each, 18 mos.-up). New Little Dipper titles are A Special Guest and A Day at the Farm by Joceline Sanschagrin, illus. by Tipéo ($5.95 each, 2-up). Compass issues Compass Boxed Set by Sanschagrin, Christine L'Heureux and Gisèle Légaré, illus. by Claude Lapierre ($9.99, 2-up). And joining Playtime are New Shoes and Watches Rosie by Marion Johnson ($12.95 each, 3-up).
Merry-Go-Round spins on with four books by Jeannine Beaulieu, illus. by Claude Lapierre ($3.95 each, 3-5). Scooter introduces Caillou at the Market and Secret Place by Marion Johnson ($4.95 each, 3-up). New North Star books are Hurry Up! and Caillou at Grandma and Grandpa's by Sanschagrin, illus. by Lapierre ($3.95 each, 3-up). Backpack adds Caillou Learns He's Getting Older by Jeanne Verhoye-Millet and Caillou and the Rain by Roger Harvey ($3.95 each, 3-up). And Toy Box gains My House by Beaulieu, illus. by Tipéo ($5.95, 3-up).
Robin Hood: A Classic Illustrated Edition, compiled by Cooper Edens ($19.95), includes images from the 12th to the 20th centuries. (All ages)
The Star Wars Party Book by Mikyla Bruder, photos by Frankie Frankeny ($17.95), provides tips on hosting Star Wars theme parties. (All ages)
Sam's Christmas Word Book by Yves Got ($9.95) introduces holiday-related words. (up to 3)
Sylvia Long's Mother Goose Block Books by Sylvia Long ($24.95) presents 16 chunky board books. (up to 3)
Big Trucks and Diggers Nesting Blocks ($19.95) offers 10 nesting blocks featuring these machines. (up to 3)
Big Farm Machines and Big Road Machines ($6.95 each) are board books offering photos of Caterpillar machines. (up to 3)
Noah's Ark by Anne Wilson ($15.95) includes collage illustrations. (2-6)
Sam's Pop-up Schoolhouse by Yves Got ($16.95) opens up to form two classrooms and a playground. (2-5)
When I Wear My Crown and When I Wear My Tiara by Lisa Lebowitz Cader, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith ($14.95 each), package storybooks with a crown or tiara. (2-5)
The Hanukkah Mice by Ronne Randall, illus. by Maggie Kneen ($15.95), is a lift-the-flap holiday tale. (2-6)
Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, illus. by Sophie Blackall ($15.95), centers on an independent girl in early China. (4-8)
Sumo Mouse by David Wisniewski ($16.95). The tale of a mouse, with comic-book inspired collages. (4-8)
Smog the City Dog by Adria Meserve ($14.95) adapts an Aesop's fable about sharing. (4-8)
The Moon Ring by Randy DuBurke ($15.95). A magic ring whisks Maxine around the globe. (4-8)
Around the World in Eighty Poems, selected by James Berry, illus. by Katherine Lucas ($19.95), includes poems from more than 50 countries. (6-up)
Board Book Reprints
I Love You with All My Heart by Noris Kern and Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long ($6.95 each, up to 3).
The Halloween Activity Book by Mymi Doinet, illus. by Benjamin Chaud ($5.95), rounds up holiday crafts and costume ideas. (4-14)
Bijou, Bonbon & Beau by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Leslie Wu ($6.95, 4-8).
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Festival of the Bones/El festival de las calaveras: The Book for the Day of the Dead by Luis San Vicente ($14.95) is a tale inspired by this Mexican holiday. (3-6)
Pájaro verde/The Green Bird by Joe Hayes, illus. by Antonio Castro L. ($16.95). His true love saves a prince trapped in the body of a bird. (7-12)
¡Sí, se puede!/Yes, We Can! by Diana Cohn, illus. by Francisco Delgado ($15.95). Carlitos finds a way to support his mother as she marches with striking janitors. (7-12)
Estrellita de oro/Little Gold Star: A Cinderella Cuento by Joe Hayes, illus. by Gloria Osuna Perez and Lucia Angela Perez ($7.95, 7-12).
Sing a Song of Piglets: A Calendar in Verse by Eve Bunting, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully ($16). Two piglets romp through each month. (3-6)
The Fish Is Me: Bathtime Rhymes, compiled by Neil Philip, illus. by Claire Henley ($16), collects verses about bathtime. (3-6)
Birthday Mice! by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Doug Cushman ($13). His siblings throw the littlest mouse a cowboy-themed party. (3-6)
Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting, illus. by Timothy Bush ($15). On Christmas Eve, a cricket's song is mistaken for that of an angel. (3-7)
Winter: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur, illus. by Leslie Evans ($15), presents a winter-inspired alphabet. (3-7)
The Polar Bears Are Hungry by Carol Carrick, illus. by Paul Carrick ($14), follows a mother polar bear and her cubs through a year. (3-7)
Guess the Baby by Simon French, illus. by Donna Rawlins ($14). Children bring their baby pictures into school. (4-6)
Tuck's Haunted House by Martha Weston ($14). Tuck creates a haunted house for Halloween. (4-7)
Where's the Big Bad Wolf? by Eileen Christelow ($15). Each time the three pigs get into trouble, the wolf is conspicuously absent. (5-8)
My Grandmother's Clock by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Stephen Lambert ($15). A conversation between a woman and her grandchild explores the nature of time. (5-8)
The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption by Jean Davies Okimoto and Elaine Aoki, illus. by Meilo So ($16). Four American families are united with their adoptive daughters in China. (5-8)
Opera Cat by Tess Weaver, illus. by Andréa Wesson ($15). When an opera diva comes down with laryngitis, her cat fills in for her. (5-8)
The Company of Crows by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Linda Saport ($16), collects 23 poems celebrating the American crow. (5-9)
To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers by Wendie Old, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker ($16), chronicles the lives of these aviators. (7-11)
Can You Guess My Name?, retold by Judy Sierra, illus. by Stefano Vitale ($20), compiles 15 traditional tales from around the world. (7-up)
When Mammoths Walked the Earth by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Laurie Caple ($16), focuses on the Columbian and woolly mammoths. (8-11)
Runt by Marion Dane Bauer ($15). A wolf pup finds a special talent to contribute to the pack. (8-up)
Swimming Upstream by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Debbie Tilley ($14), presents poems about the first year of middle school. (9-12)
Falling into Place by Stephanie Greene ($15). Margaret and her cousin help their grandmother adjust to her retirement community. (9-12)
Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp by Michael L. Cooper ($15) draws from first-hand accounts, oral histories and newspaper articles. (9-12)
This Is Our Dark Country by Catherine Reef ($17) tells the story of the settlement of Liberia in the 19th century by African-Americans. (9-14)
The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson ($15) centers on two siblings whose father is in jail and whose mother abandons them at their great-grandmother's farm. (10-13)
The Place at the Edge of the Earth by Bebe Faas Rice ($15). A contemporary girl meets the ghost of a Lakota boy. (10-14)
Braving the Fire by John Severance ($15). A farm boy from Maryland joins the Union army during the Civil War. (10-14)
Dunk by David Lubar ($15). A boy becomes obsessed with the idea of playing the role of a clown in a dunk tank on the boardwalk at the New Jersey shore. (12-up)
Board Book Reprints
Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do by Eileen Christelow ($5.95, up to 2).
This Is a Hospital, Not a Zoo! by Roberta Karim, illus. by Sue Truesdell ($5.95, 4-8); Not Until Christmas, Walter! by Eileen Christelow; Trouble on the T-Ball Team by Eve Bunting, illus. by Irene Trivas; What's in Aunt Mary's Room? by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, illus. by Cedric Lucas; and Not in the House, Newton! by Judith Heide Gilliland, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles ($5.95 each, 5-8); Owen Foote, Frontiersman by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Martha Weston ($4.95, 6-8); and Walt Whitman by Catherine Reef ($7.95, 9-up).
Schooner by Pat Lowery Collins ($14.95). A boy's diary entries recount the building of a schooner in the shipyards of Essex, Massachusetts. (7-10)
Until the Christ Child Came... by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($14.99), retells the Christmas story. (4-up)
Grandma, What Is Prayer? by Katherine Bohlmann, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones ($14.99). A girl asks questions about prayer. (4-up)
Ten Friends Together by Susan Titus Osborn and Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by Becky Radtke ($9.99), introduces friends from diverse cultures. (6-up)
Listen! Look! by Gloria McQueen Stockstill adds To the Town of Bethlehem and The Basket in the River, plus Spanish-language editions, Jesús nacio en Belén and La canasta en el río ($6.99 each, 2-5).
Angel! Angel! by Cherie Pless Dittmer, illus. by Ed Koehler ($7.99), introduces characters who played a role in the Nativity. (4-up)
Family Faith Walks by Kelly Haack ($12.99) presents prayers, games, projects and suggestions for family excursions. (7-10)
New Arch Books are Joseph's Christmas Story and Faithful Hezekiah Prays ($2.29 each, 5-9).
Long Ago in Bethlehem by Jerry Smith ($9.99) is a board book describing the Nativity. (3-5)
Room in the Stable by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Beverly Luedecke ($14.99). This book about the birth of Jesus is packaged with a CD. (4-7)
Detective Zack reappears in Missing Manger Mystery, Secrets in the Sand and Red Hat Mystery by Jerry Thomas, illus. by Lad Odell ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Godprints Q Crew Diaries adds The Clubhouse Mystery and Mystery at Crestwater Camp by Jeanne Gowen Dennis and Sheila Seifert, illus. by Steven Brite ($5.99 each, 8-12).
The Mysterious Murders in Moose Jaw by Arthur Slade ($8.95). Three children foil an evil supernatural plot. (9-up)
The Incredible Polly McDoodle by Mary Woodbury ($7.95). A young sleuth tracks down mail thieves. (9-up)
Andrei and the Snow Walker by Larry Warwaruk ($8.95). A Ukrainian boy adapts to his new Canadian home. (9-up)
Jason and the Wonder Horn by Linda Hutsell-Manning ($8.95). A magic bugle transports a boy to 16th-century Germany. (9-up)
Song Dogs by Elizabeth Wilson ($8.95) focuses on coyotes. (12-up)
COUNCIL OAK BOOKS
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation by John Bierhorst, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker ($16.95, 4-8).
THE CREATIVE COMPANY/CREATIVE EDITIONS
My Shadow by Robert Lewis Stevenson, illus. by Monique Felix ($15.95). A mouse stars in this adaptation of the classic poem. (9-up)
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Georges Lemoine ($17.95), presents this tale with new art. (9-up)
The Last Resort by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Roberto Innocenti ($17.95). A man arrives at a resort "for folks who've lost a piece of mind." (9-up)
Little Red Riding Hood by Perrault, photos by Moon ($17.95). Black-and-white photographs illustrate this classic. (9-up)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, illus. by Gary Kelley ($20, 9-up).
I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl, illus. by Chris Sheban ($7.95, 9-up).
Fire and Wings: Dragon Tales from East to West, edited by Marianne Carus ($16.95), collects dragon stories from around the world. (9-12)
The Ugly Goddess by Elsa Marston ($16.95) relates the adventures of three youngsters in ancient Egypt. (9-12)
Cat in Glass and Other Stories of the Unnatural by Nancy Etchemendy ($15.95) is a story collection. (12-15)
Flying Lessons by Kezi Matthews ($16.95). LaMarr's mother and Amelia Earhart disappear during the same summer. (12-15)
911: The Book of Help, edited by Michael Cart, with Marc Aronson and Marianne Carus ($17.95, paper $10.95). Walter Dean Myers, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Russell Freedman and Katherine Paterson are among the contributors to this volume addressing the aftermath of September 11. (12-up)
Caravan to America: Living Arts of the Silk Road by John Major and Betty Belanus ($24.95, paper $15.95). Yo-Yo Ma contributes an introduction to this collection of interviews with eight artists who address the ways in which cultures survive and change in a new land. (9-12)
17 by Liz Rosenberg ($16.95) is a novel chronicling a 17-year-old's journey from fall to spring. (14-up)
Freedom Roads: Searching for the Underground Railroad by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan ($16.95) reveals how archeologists and historians have reconstructed the path of the Underground Railroad. (12-15)
Robert returns in Robert and the Back-to-School Special by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer ($15.95, 6-9).
You Are Mine by Max Lucado, illus. by Sergio Martinez ($5.99), imparts the message that children are special because God created them. (3-7)
God Knows My Name by Debby Anderson ($4.99) explains that God knows and cares for each child. (3-5)
Discovering Jesus in Genesis by Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt ($5.99) discusses God's character and promises. (4-8)