|Fall 2002 Listing by Publisher|
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Dear Ichiro by Jean Davies Okimoto, illus. by Doug Keith ($16.95). After learning a lesson in reconciliation from his great-grandfather, Henry writes a letter to Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki. (4-8)
My America adds As Far As I Can See: Meg's Prairie Diary, St. Louis to the Kansas Territory, Book One by Kate McMullan; and Season of Promise: Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book Three, Jamestown, Virginia, 1611; and A Perfect Place: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book Two, Oregon Territory, 1848 by Patricia Hermes ($10.95 each, paper $4.99, 7-10). Dear America offers Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards, Dalhart, Texas, 1936 by Katelan Janke; and Mirror Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan, The Perkins School for the Blind, 1932 by Barry Denenberg ($10.95 each, 9-14). Joining The Royal Diaries are Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136 by Kristiana Gregory ($10.95, 9-13); and Jahanara, Princes of Princesses, India, 1627 by Kathryn Lasky ($10.95, 9-14). And My America continues with The Journal of Jedediah Barstow: An Immigrant on the Oregon Trail, Overland, 1845 by Ellen Levine ($10.95, 9-14). Scholastic Junior Classics offers The Wind in the Willows by Ellen Miles ($3.99, 7-9); The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Sara Hines Stephen; and Heidi by Johanna Spyri ($3.99 each, 7-up); and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Jane Mason ($3.99, 7-up). And Scholastic Classics releases Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ($4.99, 9-up); The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe ($2.99, 9-up); and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ($3.99, 10-up).
The Adventures of Capitol Kitty, An Almost True Story by Sharon Davis, illus. by Daniel San Souci ($4.99). A cat who has reigned at the California state house is threatened by the arrival of a stray kitten. (5-7)
The Star-Spangled Banner ($3.50). Patriotic images accompany the lyrics of the national anthem. (5-7)
Face-to-Face Penguins and Face-to-Face Wolves ($3.50 each) focus on these species. (6-8)
Extraordinary Volcanoes ($5.95) compiles facts about and photos of volcanoes. (7-9)
McGrowl: Beware of Dog by Bob Balaban ($4.99) introduces a dog with bionic powers. (8-11)
Lucy's E-Journal by Jane Harrington ($4.50). Lucy tries to survive a summer of change. (8-11)
Go Goddess Girl! by Julie Komorn ($5.99) discusses goddesses from around the world. (8-12)
The Whole You: Creativity by Jeannie Kim ($4.50) helps kids explore their talents and imagination. (8-12)
How I Built Rusty by Mark Shulman, illus. by Phillip Fickling ($8.99). Since Wilbur's parents won't let him get a dog, he decides to build one. (8-up)
Jack London: A Biography by Daniel Dyer ($5.99) recounts the life of this writer. (9-12)
Hello Reader! welcomes The Christmas Penguin by Mary Packard, illus. by Teri Weidner; Space Dog Jack and the Haunted SpaceShip by Susan Schade and Jon Buller; Flying Bats! by Fay Robinson, illus. by Carol Schwartz; and The Best Friends in the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max ($3.99 each, 3-6); The 100th Day and I See a Leaf by Grace Maccarone, activities by Alayne Pick, illus. by Laura Freeman ($3.99 each, 4-6); Cone Kong: The Scary Ice Cream Giant by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater ($3.99, 5-7); Cats That Roar! by Kimberly Weinberger, illus. by Turi MacCombie; Fluffy Goes Apple Picking by Kate McMullan, illus. by Mavis Smith; Big Bob and the Halloween Potatoes by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater; and I Double Dare You: More Stories to Scare You by Kathleen Keeler, illus. by Bob Doucet ($3.99 each, 6-8); and Helping Paws: Dogs That Serve by Melinda Luke, illus. by Marcy Dunn Ramsey; Wild Earth: Avalanche! by Lorraine Jean Hopping, illus. by Jody Wheeler; and Bring Back My Gerbil by Edith Tarbescu, illus. by Steve Björkman ($3.99 each, 7-9).
Franklin returns in Franklin and the Otter's Visit, based on characters created by Bourgeois and Clark; and Franklin and the Big Kid and Franklin Plays Hockey, adapted by Sharon Jennings, based on the characters created by Bourgeois and Clark ($4.50 each, 4-7). Sagwa starts up with Acrobat Cats and Princess Sheegwa, based on stories by Amy Tan ($3.99 each, 4-8). And Powerpuff Girls gains several titles, including Movie Storybook #1 by Tracey West, and Movie Storybook #2 by Howie Dewin ($3.50 each, 4-8); 3-D: Townsville in Trouble by West and The Powerpuff Girls Save Halloween by Laura Dower ($5.99 each, 4-8).
Cubix presents 8x8: Dondon for Dinner by Tracey West ($3.50, 4-8); and Easy Readers: Donut Disaster and Bottie's Day Off by West ($3.99 each, 5-8). Scooby-Doo stars in Scooby-Doo Decoder Book by Jesse Leon McCann ($5.99, 4-8); Scooby-Doo Picture Clues: Treasure Hunt by Maria Barbo and Spooky Sports Day by Erin Soderberg, illus. by Duendes del Sur ($3.99 each, 5-7); Readers: Sea Monster Scare, Apple Picking Mystery and Football Fright by Gail Herman ($3.99 each, 5-8); Mysteries: Scooby-Doo and the Karate Caper, Scooby-Doo and the Bowling Boogeyman and Scooby-Doo and the Headless Horseman by James Gelsey ($3.99 each, 7-9); and Scooby-Doo's Big Book of Mysteries by Suzanne Weyn and Vicky Berger Erwin ($4.50, 8-12). And Little First Readers issues The Littles and the Scary Halloween, based on characters created by John Peterson, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($3.99, 5-7).
Barbie Mysteries debuts with The Haunted Mansion Mystery and The Mystery of the Jeweled Mask by Linda Aber ($3.99 each, 5-8). New Pokémon titles are Chapter Book: The Wobbuffet Village by Sarah Heller ($3.99, 5-8); Movie Scrapbook by Tracey West ($5.99, 6-8); and Movie Novelization: Celebi: A Timeless Encounter by Howie Dewin ($4.99, 7-12). Butt-Ugly Martians adds How to Draw Butt-Ugly Martians ($3.99, 5-up); Storybook: B. Bop's Brainwave ($4.99, 6-10); Word Games ($2.99, 6-10); Chapter Book: Teenage Spaceland by Tom Mason and Dan Danko ($4.50, 7-12); and Official Handbook ($6.99, 7-12). And Dexter's Laboratory offers Chapter Books: Dexter's Ink by Howie Dewin, The Dex-Terminator by Bobbi JG Weiss and David Weiss and Dee Dee and Dexter Hyde by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso ($3.99 each, 6-9); and Dexter's Deluxe ($5.99, 6-9).
NBA adds Readers: All-Star Allen Iverson by John Hareas and Superstars by James Buckley, Jr. ($3.99 each, 7-9); Dynamic Duos Poster Book ($5.99, 7-9); and Ultimate Sticker Book ($7.99, 7-9). The Magic School Bus travels on with Chapter Books: Insect Invaders and Amazing Magnetism ($3.99 each, 7-9); and Fact Finders: Bats by Kris Hirchman and Skeletons by Jackie Glassman ($4.99 each, 7-9). Ripley's Believe It or Not issues World's Weirdest Gadgets and Bizarre Bugs ($4.50 each, 8-11). A new WNBA title is Reader: The Stars of the WNBA by Michelle Smith ($3.99, 7-up). America's Horrible Histories continues with Are We There Yet? The Europeans Meet the Americans by Elizabeth Levy ($12.95, paper $4.99, 8-11).
The History Channel tunes into The History Channel Presents Haunted History: America's Most Haunted and The History Channel Presents History's Mysteries: Bizarre Beings by Cameron Banks ($4.99 each, 8-12). Mad Science, creative development by Gordon Korman,debuts with What a Blast! and Mucus Attack by Kathy Burkett and Now You See It… and Watch Out! by Anne Capeci ($4.50 each, 8-12). Samurai Jack stars in The Legend Begins by Michael Teitelbaum ($4.50, 8-12); and Chapter Book: Mayhem Mountain by Tracey West ($3.99, 8-12). Universal Monsters offers Bride of Frankenstein: Vow of Vengeance by Larry Mike Garmon ($4.50, 8-14). New Star Wars titles are Boba Fett #2 by Terry Bisson ($9.95, 8-up); and Jedi Quest #3 and #4 by Jude Watson ($4.99 each, 8-up). Moving Model Books presents Mummies and Aliens by Keith Newstead ($8.99 each, 8-up). And new to 2 GRRRLS is Locker Talk: Cool School Comics by Holly Kowitt ($4.99, 9-12).
The Nutcracker Ballet by Vladimir Vagin ($5.99, 2-up); Badger's Bad Mood by Hiawin Oram, illus. by Susan Varley ($5.99, 3-8); My Cats Nick & Nora by Isabelle Harper, illus. by Barry Moser ($5.99, 3-up); The Teeny Tiny Teacher by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Denis Roche ($5.99, 4-7); Cinderhazel by Deborah Nourse Lattimore ($5.99, 4-8); Sweet Dream Pie by Audrey Wood, illus. by Mark Teague ($5.99, 4-9); Jaguar by Helen Cowcher ($5.99, 4-10); Celebrate! Stories of the Jewish Holidays by Gilda Berger, illus. by Peter Catalanotto ($7.99, 5-9); Mary Geddy's Day: A Colonial Girl in Williamsburg by Kate Walters, photos by Russ Kendall ($5.99, 6-9); The Cookie-Store Cat by Cynthia Rylant ($5.99, 7-10); The Big Sky by Pat Mora, illus. by Steve Jenkins ($5.99, 7-10); and Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, illus. by John Thompson ($6.99, 8-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
My America reprints Westward to Home, Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book One by Patricia Hermes ($4.99, 7-10).
A Ghost in the Family ($3.99) and Too Many Secrets ($4.99) by Betty Ren Wright are too tales about Chad and his friend Jeannie, whose eccentric aunt runs a boarding house. (8-12)
The Best Christmas by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($9.95). During the Depression, Hattie vows to earn enough money to bring her father home and have the best Christmas ever. (8-12)
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde ($4.99) offers six alternative takes on this classic. (9-14)
Spirit Horse by Ned Ackerman ($4.99). Separated from his warrior band, Running Crane finds a beautiful horse on the prairie. (10-14)
Santa Paws adds Our Hero by Nicholas Edwards ($4.50, 6-up); and Santa Paws Box Set by Edwards ($14.99, 6-up). Magic Pony by Jeanne Betancourt joins Pony Pals ($3.99, 7-10). Secrets of Droon issues The Knights of Silversnow by Tony Abbott ($3.99, 7-10). The Bailey School Kids return in Super Special: Mrs. Jeepers on Vampire Island by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones ($3.99, 7-10). Mystic Lighthouse Mysteries shines on with The Mystery of the Missing Tiger, The Mystery of the Phantom Ship and Mystery of the Haunted Playhouse by Laura Williams ($4.50 each, 7-12). Puppy Patrol continues with A Winter's Tale and Best of Friends by Jenny Dale, illus. by Mick Reid ($3.99 each, 8-11). New Dolphin Diaries are Riding the Storm and Under the Stars by Ben Baglio ($3.99 each, 8-11). Baglio's Animal Ark welcomes Horse in the House ($3.99, 8-11). Avalon Web of Magic offers Trial by Fire by Rachel Roberts ($4.99, 8-11).
Joining The Amazing Days of Abby Hays are The More the Merrier and Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Anne Mazer, illus. by Monica Gesue ($4.50 each, 8-12). Heartland gains Every New Day and Tomorrow's Promise by Lauren Brooke ($4.50 each, 8-12). Everest debuts with The Contest, The Climb and The Summit by Gordon Korman ($4.50 each, 8-12). Deltora Shadowlands continues with The Isle of Illusion and The Shadowlands by Emily Rodda ($4.99 each, 8-12). Remnants presents Isolation, Mother, May I? and No Place Like Home by K.A. Applegate ($4.99 each, 9-13). T*Witches greets Kindred Spirits by Randi Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour ($4.50, 9-14). And new to Animal Ark Hauntings are Dog in the Dungeon and Colt in the Cave by Ben Baglio ($3.99 each, 9-up).
The Battlefield Ghost by Margery Cuyler ($3.99, 7-9); The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff ($4.99, 8-12); and Island Box Set by Gordon Korman ($13.50, 8-12).
David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon ($15.95). David learns that apologizing is better than making excuses. (3-up)
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear! by Audrey and Don Wood, illus. by Don Wood ($15.95), is a holiday tale starring Little Mouse and Big Hungry Bear. (2-up)
Porkenstein by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by David Jarvis ($15.95). Dr. Pig tries to invent a friend but creates a monster instead. (3-up)
Rap a Tap Tap by Leo and Diane Dillon ($15.95) tells the life story of tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. (3-up)
Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Diane Goode ($15.95). A girl celebrates this holiday at her grandparents' country home. (3-up)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros ($16.95, paper $3.99). Ricky and his robot battle evil aliens. (4-up)
The Lord of the Kill by Ted Taylor ($16.95). Ben knows someone is trying to make trouble for the big cat preserve when a half-eaten body is found inside the jaguar's cage. (10-16)
Time Pieces by Virginia Hamilton ($16.95). In this semi-autobiographical novel, Hamilton introduces an Ohio girl who learns of her grandfather's escape from slavery in Virginia. (10-up)
The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book 'o Fun 2 by Dav Pilkey ($3.99) collects puzzles, stickers, jokes and drawing tips. (7-10)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Box Set (#1-4) by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros ($15.95, 4-up); and The New Captain Underpants Collection (#1-5) by Pilkey ($24.95, 7-10).
Up Pop the Monsters 1-2-3: A Pop-Up Counting Book and Halloween Colors: A Turn-the-Flap Book by Carla Dijs ($6.95 each) are Halloween concept books. (1-4)
Sweets and Treats and Snowflake Kisses and Gingerbread Smiles by Toni Trent Parker, photos by Earl Anderson ($6.95 each), present holiday tales featuring photos of children. (1-4)
The Sleepy Book by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Patti Ann Harris ($8.95), examines bedtime rituals. (1-4)
I'm a Big Kid: From Diapers to Underwear by Josephine Page, illus. by Jack Medoff ($7.95), is a lift-the-flap book celebrating a child's accomplishments. (1-4)
My First Jumbo Book of Numbers by James Diaz and Melanie Gerth ($9.95) offers an interactive counting book. (3-5)
The Five Senses by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($9.95), examines the five senses. (3-5)
Make Your Own Christmas Treats! by Judith Moffatt ($6.99). Readers decorate holiday images with holographic foil stickers. (3-5)
The Mixed-Up Tooth Fairy by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($9.95). The Tooth Fairy must discover to whom a tooth belongs. (3-5)
Kindergarten ABC by Jacqueline Rogers ($10.95) is an alphabet book with a classroom setting. (3-6)
Don't Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward ($9.95). On the first day of school, a shark with a propensity for biting learns an important lesson. (3-6)
Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? by David A. Carter ($14.95) presents this song with pop-up art. (3-6)
Big Bad Wolf by Claire Masurel, illus. by Melissa Iwai ($12.95). Kids learn the true nature of the wolf in this tale with die-cut holes. (3-6)
Clifford the Big Red Dog, 40th Anniversary Edition by Norman Bridwell ($14.95) offers the original Clifford tale in a collectible edition. (3-6)
I See a Star by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Suse MacDonald ($7.95). A rebus text portrays a Christmas pageant. (3-6)
Santa Claus Will Come Tonight by Dawn Apperley ($6.95). Woodland animals prepare for Santa's arrival. (3-6)
More Pies! by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($13.95). Hungry Samuel enters a pie-eating contest. (4-7)
Hello World! Greetings in 42 Languages Around the Globe! by Manya Stojic ($14.95) presents greetings in various languages. (4-7)
Barnaby Goes to School by Wendy Rouillard ($12.95). An aspiring explorer must face the first day of school on his own. (4-8)
The Hershey's Kisses Subtraction Book by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Rob Bolster ($14.95, paper $5.95), uses candies to teach subtraction. (5-8)
Babyfaces issues Eat!, Splash, Hugs & Kisses and Sleep by Roberta Grobel Intrater ($4.95 each, 1-4). The Real Mother Goose releases Classic Color Rhymes and Classic Counting Rhymes ($5.99 each); and Wright's Classic Sing-Along Rhymes ($9.99), illus. by Blanche Fisher Wright and Josie Yee (1-4). Barney stars in Barney's Little Lessons: Be My Friend, illus. by June Valentine-Ruppe ($5.99, 1-5); The Wheels on the Bus, illus. by Becky Winslow ($9.99, 1-5); and Barney's Many Hats! What Can Barney Be?, illus. by Jay Johnson ($6.99, 3-5). Witzy returns in Witzy's Wonderland by Suzy Spafford ($6.99, 2-4).
Norman Bridwell's Clifford is back in Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford the Weather Dog ($6.99, 3-5); Clifford's Scary Halloween ($4.99 paper, 3-5); and Take Me to School with You ($3.99 paper, 3-5); Clifford's Big Red Ideas: T-Bone Tells the Truth and Cleo Cooperates ($4.99 paper each, 3-5); Clifford's Christmas Presents ($8.99, 3-6); Clifford's Busy Week ($3.50 paper, 3-6); Go, Clifford, Go! ($9.99, 3-up); and Clifford's Phonics Fun Packs #1 & #2 ($12.99 paper each, 4-up). Chuck My Talkin' Tonka Truck adds Shapes All Over Town by Joe Boer ($7.99, 3-6). And HipKIDHop offers And the Winner Is... by LL Cool J; and Think Again by Doug E. Fresh, illus. by Joseph Buckingham Jr., both packaged with a CD ($13.95 each, 7-10).
Afro-Bets ABC Book and Afro-Bets 1,2,3 Book by Cheryl Willis Hudson ($3.50 each) are concept books featuring these characters. (2-6) Ten Timid Ghosts on Christmas Night by Jennifer O'Connell ($3.25) is a counting holiday tale. (3-6)
Wee Witches' Halloween by Jerry Smath ($3.25). The wee witches hope to scare everyone on Halloween night. (3-6)
Zack at School by Jonathan London, illus. by Jack Medoff ($3.25). Zack learns a lot at school—even how to make mistakes. (3-6)
Hold Christmas in Your Heart: African-American Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holidays ($5.99) reveals holiday traditions. (3-7)
Murphy and Myrtle: The First Day of School by Martha Atwater, illus. by Maggie Swanson ($3.50). A shy bear and an energetic frog become pals on the first day of school. (4-6)
New Finger-Puppet Pals by Tim Weare are I'm a Little Giraffe and I'm a Little Puppy ($6.95 each, 3-5). Tonka rolls on with Making Tracks by Kristen Hall ($8.99, 3-5); Trouble in Tonka Town! by Sonali Fry, illus. by Joe Borer ($3.99, 3-6); Fry's Talkin' Tools Take Charge, illus. by Roc Goudreau; Tough As a Tractor by Victoria Hickle, illus. by Dan DeLouise; and Wheels at Work by Hickle, illus. by Goudreau ($5.99 each, 3-6); If I Could Drive a Grader! and If I Could Drive a Tow Truck! by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by DeLouise ($3.50 each, 3-7); and Teamwork in Tonka Town ($3.99, 3-7). Word by Word First Readers introduces Santa's Busy Night and The Mud Monster's Halloween by Michael Rex ($3.99 each, 4-6). Twizzlers introduces Shapes and Patterns by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Rob Bolster ($5.95, hardcover $14.95, 5-8). And Suzy's Zoo Tales from Duckport offers Back to School? Cool! and Trick or Treat? Neat! by Suzy Spafford ($3.99 each, 5-8).
SCHOLASTIC/THE CHICKEN HOUSE
Sissy Buttons Takes Charge by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Olivia Villet ($15.95). Bossy Sissy dreams that she is in charge of a teddy bear picnic. (3-7)
Annie's Ark by Lesley Harker ($15.95) retells the story of Noah's Ark through the perspective of his granddaughter. (3-7)
A Treasury of Alphabets ($17.95) rounds up alphabet rhymes. (3-up)
The Princess Party Book: Favorite Happy Ever After Stories... and More by Janet Hoggarth, illus. by Caroline Glicksman ($17.95), puts a new spin on Cinderella, Snow White and other tales. (7-9)
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, trans. by Oliver Latsch ($16.95). Two orphans embark on a magical adventure after encountering a boy who dabbles in petty crime. (9-12)
Jim Davis: A High Sea Adventure by John Masefield ($15.95). A boy stumbles upon a ring of bloodthirsty pirates. (9-12)
A Kid Guide to Movies by J.M. Clements ($4.99) critiques movies for youngsters. (5-11)
Time Witches by Michael Molloy ($4.99). The escaped leader of the Night Witches conspires with his mother to summon a dead witch who knows the secret of time travel. (8-12)
Spies and Secret Forces by Jim Eldridge ($4.99) focuses on spies, traitors and assassins. (8-12)Robotz by Stephen Munzer ($4.50) is a guide to robots. (8-12)
Making Robot Warriors from Junk by Steve Munzer ($6.99) offers instructions for creating robots from household items. (8-up)
Outernet by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore launches with Friend or Foe?, Control! and Odyssey ($4.50 each, 8-12).
The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy ($4.99, 8-12).
|A Lighthearted Look at the Lists |
In the spirit of good-natured fun, here are the books we deemed worthy of a silly--or not so silly--commendation. And the winners are:
Title Virtually Anyone Will Most Likely Identify With: The Sunday Blues: A Book for Schoolchildren, Schoolteachers, and Anybody Else Who Dreads Monday Mornings by Neal Layton (Candlewick)
Most Sparkling Pen Name: Ivana Tiara, author of Dear Princess: Royally Funny Letters Written to and from Your Favorite Disney Princesses! (Disney Press)
Book That Contains the Recipe We'd Most Like to Get Our Hands On: A two-way tie between Mrs. Biddlebox by Linda Smith, illus. by Marla Frazee, in which a woman is having a terrible morning until she takes her bad day and bakes it into a cake (HarperCollins); and Humble Pie by Jennifer Donnelly, illus. by Stephen Gammell, in which a naughty lad gets his just desserts when his clever grandmother traps him in an enormous cherry pie. (Atheneum/Jackson)
Most Kid-Tickling Plot:Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, in which Froggy is so nervous about his visit to the doctor that he forgets to put on his underwear. (Viking)
Most Fitting Match Between Book Title and Author: Drawing Horses (that look real!) by Don Mayne. (Williamson)
Holiday Book with the Spunkiest Title:Santa Claustrophobia by Mike Reiss, illus. by David Catrow, in which the round fellow in red takes a much-needed vacation. (Price Stern Sloan)
Book Most Likely to Lead to a Very Expensive Bedtime Ritual: I Don't Want to Sleep Alone! by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Cathy Gale, which introduces a boy who won't sleep alone until his parents begin to add a new stuffed toy to his bed each night. (Tiger Tales)
Most Diminutive Title Character:little.com by Ralph Steadman, which stars the dot from Internet addresses. (Andersen Press)
Most Promising-Sounding Sequels: This one's a four-way tie: Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas by Elise Primavera, which tells of young Chris Kringle's plans to get on the Bad-Boys-and-Girls List on purpose (Harcourt/Silver Whistle); Chris Van Allsburg's Zathura, which picks up where Jumanji left off (Houghton Mifflin); Eloise Takes a Bath by Kay Thompson --with a little help from--Mart Crowley, illus. by Hilary Knight, which reveals how the oblivious bathing Eloise floods floor after floor of the Plaza (S&S); and David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon, in which David once again sets out to prove that his misbehavior is never his fault (Scholastic/Blue Sky).
Dog Food by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers ($12.95) reworks familiar canine phrases. (All ages)
The Wriggly, Wriggly Baby by Jessica Clerk, illus. by Laura Rankin ($16.95), tells of a baby on the move. (2-6)
Alvie Eats Soup by Ross Collins ($15.95) introduces a youngster who will eat only soup. (4-8)
A Place to Grow by Soyung Pak, illus. by Marcelino Truong ($16.95). A father explains to his daughter what a seed needs to flourish and the reasons their family emigrated to a new country. (4-10)
Confucius: The Golden Rule by Russell Freedman, illus. by Frédéric Clément ($15.95), examines the life and teachings of Confucius. (8-12)
The World Before This One by Rafe Martin, illus. by Calvin Nicholls ($16.95), centers on a Seneca boy who has the potential to become the world's first storyteller. (10-up)
At the Crossing Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland ($17.95). In this sequel to The Seeing Stone, Arthur is ready to join the Fourth Crusade. (13-up)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Collector's Edition by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Mary GrandPré ($75, all ages).
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Book and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Postcard Book ($5.99 each) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Pop-Up Book ($17.99) are based on this J.K. Rowling novel. (All ages)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($6.99) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($8.99) by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Mary GrandPré (all ages); Harry Potter 1-4 Box Set by Rowling, illus. by GrandPré ($30.96, all ages); and The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland ($6.99 each mass market and digest edition, 10-up).
Jigsaw Jones by James Preller continues with The Case of the Golden Key and Super Special: The Case of the Million Dollar Mystery ($3.99 each, 6-9). Doll Hospital by Joan Holub debuts with Tatiana Comes to America: An Ellis Island Story ($3.99, 7-9) and Goldie's Fortune ($3.99, 7-10). The Danger Joe Show adds Bungee Baboon Rescue and Hawk Talk by Susan Schade and Jon Buller ($3.99 each, 7-9). Abracadabra! conjures up Presto! Magic Treasure by Peter Lerangis, illus. by Jim Talbot; and Yeeps! Secret in the Statue by Lerangis ($3.99 each, 7-10). Joining Maximum Boy is Meet Super Sid, Crime Fighting Kid by Dan Greenburg ($3.99, 7-10). The Bailey School Kids return in Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons; and Holiday Specials: Aliens Don't Carve Jack-O-Lanterns and Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones, illus. by Steven Gurney ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Secrets of Droon adds Box Set #1-4 ($15.96, 7-10) and Special Edition: The Magic Escapes by Tony Abbott ($3.99, 7-10). Pony Pals trots on with The Pony & The Haunted Barn by Jeanne Betancourt ($3.99, 8-11). And Puppy Love by Jenny Dale joins Puppy Patrol ($3.99, 8-11).
Titles in Spanish
La semana atareada de Clifford (Clifford's Busy Week) by Norman Bridwell ($3.50, 3-6); Clifford y el día de accíon de gracia (Clifford's Thanksgiving) by Bridwell ($3.50, 5-7); Un dinosaurio llamada Sue (A Dinosaur Named Sue) by Fay Robinson ($3.99, 5-7); Cuando Sofia se enoja, se enoja de veras (When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry) by Molly Bang; and Un caso grave de rayas (A Bad Case of Stripes) by David Shannon ($5.99 each, 5-9); Un Capitán Calzoncillos y el perverso plan del Professor Pipicaca (Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants) by Dav Pilkey and Scooby-Doo y el castillo hechizado (Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Castle) by James Gelsey ($4.99 each, 6-10); and Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising) by Pam Muñoz Ryan ($4.99, 9-14).
When I Grow Up I Want to Be Me by Sandra Magsamen ($19.95) emphasizes the beauty and strength inside all girls. (All ages)
The Monster Who Loved Books by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($10.95), introduces a monster who loves to read—and eat—books. (2-5)
Night Dancer by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Lisa Desimini ($16.95). Kokopelli, god of dance and music, plays his flute for the desert animals. (3-7)
A New Improved Santa by Patricia Rae Wolff, illus. by Lynne Cravath ($15.95). Do kids really want a slimmer, hipper Santa? (4-7)
Sammy and the Dinosaurs Say "Ahhh!" by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds ($15.95). Sammy and the dinosaurs conquer their fear of going to the dentist. (4-8)
Scritch Scratch by Miriam Moss, illus. by Delphine Durand ($16.95). Miss Calypso's classroom becomes home to a family of head lice. (4-8)
Mama Rex & T: Homework Trouble and Mama Rex & T: The Horrible Playdate by Rachel Vail, illus. by Steve Björkman ($14.95 each, paper $4.99), offer two capers starring this dinosaur mother and son. (5-7)
Scout by Caroline Heens ($12.95) is a lift-the-flap tale featuring a dog. (5-8)
Home to Me, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn ($17.95), collects contemporary poems. (5-9)
The Snake's Tales by Marguerite Davol, illus. by Yumi Heo ($15.95). Beno and his sister meet a snake who exchanges his stories for berries they have picked. (5-9)
Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes, illus. by E.B. Lewis ($16.95), chronicles the life of the first African-American woman pilot. (5-9)
The Secret Fairy in Fairyland by Penny Dann and Claire Freedman ($15.95). Blossom and friends take readers to a land of stories and games. (5-up)
Stuart's Cape by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Martin Matje ($15.95). A cape helps a boy stop worrying after he moves to a new town. (7-9)
Lightland by H.L. McCutchen ($16.95). Lottie and Lewis are transported to a world created by people's memories. (9-14)
First Person Fiction debuts withBehind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat and Flight to Freedom by Ana Veciana-Suarez ($16.95 each, 11-15).
The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down by Paul Brett Johnson ($5.99, 3-6).
The Donkey's Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri ($16.95). A special baby is born in a stable under a star, surrounded by farmyard animals. (2-5)
Little Mouse, Biddle Mouse by David Kirk ($9.95). Biddle Mouse collects scraps of food to prepare a feast for his friends. (2-up)
Teddy's Snowy Day by Ian Beck ($15.95). Teddy is catapulted into a winter adventure when he falls off a window ledge. (3-up)
Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by James E. Ransome ($15.95). A girl and her grandmother take a long bus ride to visit the child's father. (4-up)
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague ($15.95). Ike finally finds a way to escape from canine academy. (5-8)
Milly and the Macy's Parade by Shana Corey, illus. by Brett Helquist ($16.95), is a tale inspired by the story behind the first Macy's parade in 1924. (5-8)
Backyard Detective: Critters Up Close by Nic Bishop ($16.95) focuses on backyard bugs and other critters. (5-up)
Why Heaven Is Far Away by Julius Lester, illus. by Joe Cepeda ($16.95), is a sequel to What a Truly Cool World. (6-8)
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Brian Selznick ($16.95), recounts the life of this singer who performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939. (6-10)
The Best of Times by Greg Tang, illus. by Harry Briggs ($16.95), explains multiplication. (7-10)
Loretta: Ace Pinky Scout by Keith Graves ($16.95). The perfect scout, Loretta excels at everything except roasting marshmallows. (7-10)
Winter by John Marsden ($16.95). At 16, Winter returns to her old home to confront her memories. (12-up)
A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin ($15.95). Twelve-year-old Hattie's life is changed by the arrival of an uncle no one has ever spoken about. (12-up)
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier ($15.95) introduces an girl from India who has spent years rebelling against her family's customs. (13-up)
The Beacon Hill Boys by Ken Mochizuki ($16.95). Isolated and angry, Dan and three friends come of age during the Vietnam War era. (14-up)
First Graders from Mars adds Negral and the Great Space Race by Shana Corey, illus. by Mark Teague ($15.95, paper $4.50, 4-7).
Nowhere Fast by Kevin Waltman ($6.99) is a first novel revealing both the velocity and inertia of being a teenage boy in America. (12-up)
The American West, an Illustrated Story by Liz Sonneborn ($19.95) depicts the people and the culture of the West. (9-14)
Verbs, Verbs, Verbs: The Trickiest Action-Packed Words in English by Marvin Terban ($13.95, paper $6.95) shows how to conjugate more than 100 irregular verbs. (9-up)
Small Worlds: Maps and Mapmaking by Karen Romano Young, illus. by Ingo Fast ($17.95), explains cartography. (9-up)
Scholastic Student Thesaurus, compiled by John Bollard ($16.95), is a desk reference. (10-up)
The Declaration of Independence, illus. by Sam Fink ($19.95), is a hand-lettered, decorated version of this document. (10-up)
Scholastic Science Readers adds Fall Leaves Change Color by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld and Spiders by Carolyn Otto ($3.99 each, 5-6); and Rocks and Minerals by Edward Ricciuti and Solar Systems by Gregory Vogt ($3.99 each, 7-8). New Scholastic History Readers are California Gold Rush by Peter and Connie Roop, Egypt by Stephen Krensky, Everest: Reaching for the Sky by Joy Masoff and Titanic by Victoria Sherrow ($3.99 each, 7-8). Scholastic Q&A issues three titles by Gilda and Melvin Berger: Do Bears Sleep All Winter?, illus. by Roberto Osti; Where Have All the Pandas Gone?, illus. by Jim Effler; and Is a Dolphin a Fish?, illus. by Karen Carr ($5.95 each, 7-9). In Their Own Words welcomes Betsy Ross and Sitting Bull by Peter and Connie Roop and Davy Crockett and Thomas Edison by George Sullivan ($4.50 each, 8-10). And Scholastic Book of World Records adds 2003 Edition ($9.95, 8-up).
Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales by Douglas Evans, illus. by Larry Di Fiori ($4.50, 7-10); The Heavenly Village by Cynthia Rylant ($4.99, 8-12); Amelia's War by Ann Rinaldi and Drawing Lessons by Tracy Mack ($4.99 each, 10-14); and Torn Thread by Anne Isaacs and Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi ($4.99 each, 10-up).
The Amazing Ice Cream Machine by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, illus. by Thomas Saffle ($9.99), scoops out ice cream recipes and trivia. (8-up)
Manga: The Art of Manga by Katy Coope ($6.99) is a guide to creating Japanese comic art. (8-up)
Trackpack presentsWild Cats and Dinosaurs by Simon Beecroft, Night Creatures by Jen Green and Sharks by Michael Bright ($4.99 each, 8-up).
SHOE STRING PRESS
Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Conservation by Marty Crump ($25). Text and photos focus on these species. (11-up)
Theodore Roosevelt: Larger Than Life by Matt Donnelly ($25) is a biography of this President. (12-up)
Photography and the Making of the American West by Paul Clee ($27.50) reveals how the debut of photography influenced the public perception of the western frontier. (12-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Hardy Boys' Swell Guide to Life by Franklin W. Dixon ($8.95). These young sleuths celebrate their 75th anniversary with this tome of advice to readers. (All ages)
Little Angels' Book of Christmas by Joan Walsh Anglund ($9.95). The littlest angels spread holiday cheer. (All ages)
The Light of Christmas by Richard Paul Evans, illus. by Daniel Craig ($16.95), reveals the real meaning of the Christmas spirit. (All ages)
Love Song for a Baby by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($15.95), pays tribute to parental love. (1-5)
Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, illus. by Kadir Nelson ($16.95), captures the thrills and spills of raising a toddler. (2-5)
My Wishes for You by Adèle Geras, illus. by Cliff Wright ($15.95), expresses hopes and dreams for one's children. (3-7)
Big Al and Shrimpy by Andrew Clements, illus. by Yoshi ($16.95), is a companion tale to Big Al. (4-8)
Trick or Treat? by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Paul Meisel ($14.95), presents a Halloween tale. (4-8)
Everything I Know About Monsters: A Collection of Made-up Facts, Educated Guesses, and Silly Pictures About Creatures of Creepiness by Tom Lichtenheld ($16.95) offers information—and misinformation—about monsters. (4-8)
Chicken Soup by Heart by Esther Hershenhorn, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger ($16.95). When his sister gets sick, Rudie makes her a special pot of chicken soup. (4-8)
Eloise Takes a Bawth by Kay Thompson, with a little help from Mart Crowley, illus. by Hilary Knight ($17.95). Eloise's overflowing bathtub floods the Plaza. (5-up)
Micawber by John Lithgow, illus. by C.F. Payne ($17.95). In this book-and-CD set, a squirrel from Central Park discovers a talent for painting. (5-8)
Parker Picks by Deborah Levine, illus. by Pedro Martin ($15.95). Parker's finger gets stuck while he's picking his nose. (5-8)
The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Terry Widener ($16.95). A bird threatens a kingdom in this tale of brotherly love. (5-10)
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Matt Faulkner ($16.95), tells how a letter-writing heroine inspired the Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863. (5-10)
Mrs. Brown on Exhibit: And Other Museum Poems by Susan Katz, illus. by R.W. Alley ($16.95). Mrs. Brown and her class love museums. (6-10)
A Pelican Swallowed My Head: And Other Zoo Stories from the Wildlife Conservation Society by Edward Ricciuti ($17) takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Bronx Zoo. (8-12)
The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed by Heather Vogel Frederick ($16) is a sea-faring adventure (8-12)Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare by Carole Wallace and Bill Wallace, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($15.95), is a sequel to Bub Moose. (8-12)
Deaf Child Crossing by Marlee Matlin ($15.95). This actress offers a novel about friendship. (8-12)
Because of Anya by Margaret Peterson Haddix ($15.95). When Anya becomes ill, her best friend helps her cope with losing her hair. (8-12)
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements ($16.95). On a camping trip in the New Hampshire woods, a teacher and student learn lessons they will never forget. (9-13)
Riding the Flume by Patricia Curtis Pfitsch ($16.95). Francie is on a quest to save an ancient sequoia tree and honor her late sister's memory. (10-14)
The Angel Factory by Terence Blacker ($16.95) is a novel that places the fate of humanity in the hands of a 12-year-old boy. (10-up)
Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno by Apolo Anton Ohno with Nancy Richardson ($16.95), is an autobiography of this Olympic speed-skating gold medalist. (12-up)
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black ($16.95). Kay becomes caught in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms. (12-up)
Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave by Ann Rinaldi ($16.95) follows this young woman's path to freedom. (12-up)
Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories About Faith and Belief, edited by Lisa Rowe Fraustino ($17.95), spotlights the world's major religions as well as alternative beliefs. (12-up)
Puppy Mudge debuts with Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Isidre Moñes in the style of Suçie Stevenson ($14.95, 4-6). The Lighthouse Family starts up with The Storm by Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($14.95, 6-10). Annabel the Actress Starring In makes a repeat performance in Hound of the Barkervilles by Ellen Conford, illus. by Renee Andriani ($15, 7-10). Class Pets launches with The Ghost of P.S. 42 by Frank Asch, illus. by John Kanzler ($14.95, 7-11). And Dan Gutman's Qwerty Stevens, Stuck in Time with Benjamin Franklin is the newest Qwerty Stevens title ($16.95, 8-12).
The Charles Addams Mother Goose by Charles Addams ($19.95, all ages); Elizabeth Taylor's Nibbles and Me by Elizabeth Taylor ($15.95, all ages); Four Friends at Christmas by Tomie dePaola ($14.95, 3-6); Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? by Shel Silverstein ($17.95, 4-8); Spooky ABC by Eve Merriam, illus. by Lane Smith ($16.95, 5-up); Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land Classic Edition by Johnny Gruelle ($17.95, 5-up); Justin Morgan Had a New Horse by Marguerite Henry, illus. by Wesley Dennis ($17.95, 8-12); and Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly ($17.95, paper $5.99, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
Magnus Maybe by Errol Broome, illus. by Ann James ($4.99). A pet mouse becomes a hero. (7-10)
The Secret of the Red Flame by K.M. Kimball ($4.99). In 1871, Josef belongs to a secret society trying to thwart street urchins robbing merchants in Chicago's Polish community. (9-13)
All About Apolo by James Preller ($6.99) centers on Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. (9-14)
The Troll King by John Vornholt ($4.99). A young troll is thrust into a revolution. (10-up)
Ready-to-Read continues with Childhood of Famous Americans/Stories of Famous Americans: Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Diana Magnuson; and Harry Houdini: Escape Artist by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Rick Geary ($3.99 each, 6-8). Ready-for-Chapters issues Mush, A Dog from Space and Mush's Jazz Adventure by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater; Hitty's Travels: Ellis Island Days by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Betina Odgen; Prairie Skies: Cabin in the Snow by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Patrick Faricy; and The Nancy Drew Notebooks: The Sand Castle Mystery, The Scarytales Sleepover and The Old-Fashioned Mystery by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones ($3.99 each, 6-9); Alien Clones from Outer Space: Two Heads Are Better Than One and Who Let the Dogs Out? by H.B Homzie, illus. by Matthew Phillips ($3.99 each, 6-10); and The Unicorn's Secret: The Mountains of the Moon and Beyond the Sunset by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Omar Rayyan; and Fletcher Mysteries: The Principal's on the Roof by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein ($3.99 each, 7-10).
American Sisters gains Pacific Odyssey to California 1905 by Laurie Lawlor ($4.99, 8-12). Joining Childhood of Famous Americans is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Friend of the Arts by Beatrice Gormley, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($4.99, 8-12). The Broadway Ballplayers by Maureen Holohan scores Catch Shorty: By Rosie ($4.50, 8-12). The Hardy Boys has three additions ($4.99 each, 8-12), plus Collector's Edition: The Hardys on Holiday ($7.50, 8-12). There are three new Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene ($4.99 each, 8-12). Mutiny! by Brad Strickland and Thomas Fuller joins Pirate Hunter ($4.99, 8-12). And Pendragon by D.J. MacHale debuts with The Merchant of Death ($5.99, 10-up).
Sleep, Little One, Sleep by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Joellen McAllister Stammen ($6.99, 1-4); Moonbear's Dream by Frank Asch; and What a Scare, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Bruce Degen ($6.99 each, 2-6); Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young by Carlstrom, illus. by R.W. Alley; and The Stable Where Jesus Was Born by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Susan Gaber ($6.99 each, 3-6); My First Raggedy Ann: Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble and Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Police Officer, adapted from the story by Johnny Gruelle, illus. by Jan Palmer ($6.99 each, 3-7); How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky, illus. by S.D. Schindler; and Trucks: Giants of the Highway by Ken Robbins ($6.99 each, 4-7); Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Tim Bowers ($6.99, 4-8); Pigs on the Move: Fun with Math and Travel by Amy Axelrod, illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally ($6.99, 4-9); Albert's Birthday by Leslie Tryon ($6.99, 5-8); Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Virginia Halstead; and The Flying Latke by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Yorinks, William Steig and Paul Colin ($6.99 each, 5-up); and Good Luck, Mrs. K! by Louise Borden, illus. by Adam Gustavson ($6.99, 6-10).
Also, The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple, illus. by Roger Roth; and What You Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, & Chopsticks by Patricia Lauber, illus. by John Manders ($6.99 each, 6-up); They're Off!: The Story of the Pony Express by Cheryl Harness ($6.99, 7-10); Building Blocks by Cynthia Voigt; Buddy Is a Stupid Name for a Girl by Willo Davis Roberts; The School Story by Andrew Clements, illus. by Brian Selznick; Coyote Autumn by Bill Wallace; The Hideout and Saving Lilly by Peg Kehret; Bub Moose by Carol Wallace and Bill Wallace, illus. by John Steven Gurney; and The Gypsies Never Came by Stephen Roos ($4.99 each, 8-12); Neale S. Godfrey's Ultimate Kids' Money Book by Neale S. Godfrey, illus. by Randy Verougstraete ($9.99, 8-12); It's Not Easy Being Bad by Cynthia Voigt and The Christmas Rat by Avi ($4.99 each, 9-12); Alice in April by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($4.99, 9-13); Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix ($4.99, 9-14); The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War by Carol Matas, A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer and Keeper of the Light by Patricia Curtis Pfitsch ($4.99 each, 10-14); Woodsong by Gary Paulsen ($5.99, 10-14); and The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley ($4.99, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Ready-to-Read reprints Pets to the Rescue: Ringo Saves the Day! and Brave Norman by Andrew Clements, illus. by Ellen Beier ($3.99 each, 5-8); and Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What by Tony Johnston, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi ($3.99, 6-8). And Qwerty Stevens offers Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time: The Edison Mystery by Dan Gutman ($4.99, 9-12).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
Fields of Fury: The American Civil War by James M. McPherson ($22.95) offers an account of this war. (All ages)
The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Susan Gaber ($15.95), tells the story of the original Thanksgiving celebration. (3-6)
Halloweena by Miriam Glassman, illus. by Victoria Roberts ($15.95), introduces a witch-in-training. (4-8)
Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but What About Dolores?) by James Howe, illus. by Amy Walrod ($16.95), is a follow-up to Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores. (4-8)
How the Fisherman Tricked the Genie: A Tale Within a Tale Within a Tale by Kitoba Sunami, illus. by Amiko Hirao ($16). A wicked genie gets his due. (5-9)
Apples by Ken Robbins ($15.95) offers a history of this fruit. (6-9)
Starting with Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($15.95) is a prequel to The Grooming of Alice and the other Alice novels. (7-up)
The Secret of the Great Houdini by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Leonid Gore ($16.95). A child waits for this magician to escape from a submerged trunk. (7-10)
Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey ($15.95). A boy's near-death experience helps him to deal with his sister's death. (8-12)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg ($16.95, paper $5.99). The author adds a new afterword to this edition commemorating the Newbery Medal Book's 35th anniversary. (8-12)
There Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: The Life of Woody Guthrie by Anne Neimark ($17.95) is a biography of this folk singer and composer. (10-14)
The Clones by Gloria Skurzynski ($16) is a sequel to Virtual War. (12-up)
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929: AWall Street JournalBook by Karen Blumenthal ($17.95) chronicles the 1929 collapse of the stock market. (12-up)
Blizzard's Wake by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($16.95). A teenager is forced to face the drunk driver who killed her mother. (12-up)
New to Scribner Illustrated Classics is The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, illus. by Wendell Minor ($25.95, all ages). Ready-to-Read welcomes See Otto and Ride Otto Ride by David Milgrim ($14.95 each, 3-7). Tales from the House of Bunnicula launches with It Came from Beneath the Bed!, Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6! and Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom by James Howe, illus. by Brett Helquist ($9.95 each, 7-9). And Scribner Storybook Classics debuts with The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, illus. by N.C. Wyeth ($18.95, 8-12).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/JACKSON
No Zombies Allowed by Matt Novak ($16.95). Two witches ban zombies from their Halloween party. (3-6)
Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Ponder Goembel ($16.95), tells of a seafaring bovine. (3-7)
John Coltrane's Giant Steps by Chris Raschka ($17), brings this work to the printed page. (4-7)
Humble Pie by Jennifer Donnelly, illus. by Stephen Gammell ($16.95). A woman traps her naughty grandson in a cherry pie. (4-7)
Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Frank Ansley ($15.95). The littlest turkey saves the rest of the family from the Thanksgiving axe. (4-7) Sophia, the Alchemist's Dog by Shelley Jackson ($17.95). Sophia learns how to turn lead into gold. (5-8)
The Annoyance Bureau by Lucy Frank ($16.95). Lucas meets Izzy, the self-appointed Head of the Outreach for the Annoyance Bureau. (9-12)
Into the Labyrinth by Roderick Townley ($16.95) is a sequel to The Great Good Thing. (10-up)
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer ($17.95) tells of a boy clone who is raised for spare parts. (11-14)
Gina.Jamie.Father. Bear. by George Ella Lyon ($15.95). Two teens and their missing fathers share a story that is part real and part dream. (11-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ ATHENEUM/ SCHWARTZ
My Big Brother by Valorie Fisher ($14.95) is a baby's-eye view of her big brother. (3-6)
Manneken Pis: A Simple Story of a Boy Who Peed on a War by Vladimir Radunsky ($15.95). Based on a Belgian legend, this tells of a boy who stopped a war all by himself. (3-7)
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, adapted by Lou Fancher, illus. by Fancher and Steve Johnson ($16.95), is an abridged version of this classic. (3-7)
Things That Sometimes Happen: Very Short Stories for Little Listeners by Avi, illus. by Marjorie Priceman ($16.95), offers nine tales culled from Avi's first book. (3-7)
Olivia Boxed Set by Ian Falconer ($33.95) includes Olivia, Olivia Saves the Day and a poster. (3-7)
The Year I Didn't Go to School by Giselle Potter ($16.95). Potter tells how at age seven she traveled around Italy with her family's puppet troupe. (4-8)
Herbie's Secret Santa by Petra Mathers ($15.95). Herbie steals a delicious-looking Santa cookie. (4-8)
Bad Girls in Love by Cynthia Voigt ($15.95). The "bad girls" fall in love for the first time. (9-13)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON
The Princess and the Pea: A Pop-up Book by Sarah Aronson, illus. by Chris Demarest, paper engineering by Bruce Foster ($14.95), is a pop-up version of this tale. (All ages)
The Night Before Christmas by Robert Sabuda ($24.95) presents three-dimensional art. (All ages)
Cuddle Me Board Books: Good Night and Good Morning by Summer Durantz ($6.99 each) feature fleece covers. (6 mos.-5 yrs.)
Wooden Top Board Books: My Little Rowboat Nursery Rhymes and My Little Rocking Horse Lullabies, illus. by Caroline Davis ($5.99 each), are shaped volumes with wooden covers and rounded bottoms. (6 mos.-5 yrs.)
Knock, Knock, It's Halloween by Betty Schwartz, illus. by Barry Gott ($7.99), contains knock-knock jokes and a door knocker. (2-5)
How Do You Know It's Halloween?: A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Fumi Kosaka ($6.99), presents riddles. (2-5)
Time for Naps by Jane Yolen, illus. by Hiroe Nakata ($7.99), is a board-book tale about nap time. (2-5)
Uh-Oh!: A Lift-the-Flap Story by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Valeria Petrone ($6.99), follows a girl through a day of dropping things, spilling milk, etc. (2-6)
Richard Scarry's Mr. Frumble's Biggest Hat Flap Book Ever! by Richard Scarry ($12.95). On Mr. Frumble's birthday, his friends bring him replacements for his lost hat. (3-6)
My Ballet Bag by Elissa Held, illus. by Bethann Thornburgh ($14.95), is an interactive book for aspiring ballerinas. (3-6)
Animal Train: A Lift-the-Flap Concept Book by Jane Yolen, illus. by Doug Cushman ($8.99), is a train-shaped volume. (3-6)
What on Earth Can It Be? by Roger McGough, illus. by Lydia Monks ($10.95). Readers identify shapes in this die-cut book. (3-6)
You Monsters Are in Charge: A Boisterous Bedtime Pop-up by Jill Sardegna, art and paper engineering by Kees Moerbeek ($12.95). Baby monster won't go to sleep. (3-6)
'Twas the Day After Thanksgiving by Mavis Smith ($5.99) is a lift-the-flap companion to 'Twas the Day After Christmas. (3-6)
Christmas Is Coming by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Matt Novak ($12.95), is a board book with special effects. (3-6)
The House That Mack Built by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max ($7.99), is a tale based on the classic rhyme about Jack's house. (3-6)
Rexerella: A Jurassic Classic Pop-Up by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Graham Kennedy ($9.99), gives a familiar fairytale a dinosaur theme. (3-6)
Chanukah Bugs by David A. Carter ($10.95) introduces pop-up holiday bugs. (3-7)
Here Come Our Firefighters: A Pop-up Book by Chris Demarest ($10.95) follows firefighters through a day. (4-7)
The Chicka Chicka ABC Magnet Book by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert ($14.95), packages this alphabet book with letter magnets. (4-8)
New Osh Kosh B'Gosh titles are Cloth Book: I Can Do It! ($17.95, up to 4); and Tactile Board Book: A Pet for Josh: A Book to Touch and Feel by Darice Vailer, illus. by Keiko Motoyama ($7.99, 2-5). Classic Board Books adds 1 Is One by Tasha Tudor ($6.99, 1-5); If You Were Born a Kitten by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by JoEllen McAllister Stammen ($7.99, 2-5); and Mouse's First Christmas by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan ($7.99, 2-6). Sparkle 'n' Twinkle Books introduces A Sparkly Christmas Eve and Eight Nights of Chanukah Lights by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Dawn Apperley ($4.99 each, 2-5).
Classic Raggedy Ann & Andy gains three titles by Patricia Hall: Vinyl Sticker Book: Message for Santa, illus. by Alison Winfield ($10.95, 3-6); and Ready-to-Read: Hooray for Reading, illus. by Kathryn Mitter; and Old Friends, New Friends, illus. by Winfield ($3.99 each, 4-8). And new Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Justine and Ron Fontes, offers books based on the Christmas special: 10x8 Gift Book & CD: A Charlie Brown Christmas, illustrations adapted by Paige Braddock ($17.95, all ages); and 10x8 Paperback: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, illustrations adapted by Tom Brannon ($5.99 paper, 3-8); and two titles based on the comic strip and characters created by Charles M. Schulz: Ready-to-Read: It's Time for School, Charlie Brown, adapted by Judy Katschke; and Snoopy: Flying Ace to the Rescue, adapted by Darice Bailer, both illus. by Peter and Nick LoBianco ($3.99 paper each, 5-8).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/MCELDERRY
Was That Christmas? by Hilary McKay, illus. by Amanda Harvey ($16). A three-year-old discovers the meaning of Christmas. (2-6)
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($14.95). Skeleton copes with a bout of the hiccups. (3-6)
What's It Like to Be a Baby: Hello Benny! by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley ($16.95), chronicles a baby's first year of life. (3-7) Musical Beds by Mara Bergman, illus. by Marjolein Pottie ($14.95). Three children who can't sleep invade their parents' bed. (3-7)
Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Stuart Trotter ($15.95). A fallen tree traps two cats in a hole one stormy night. (3-7)
Twelve Hats for Lena: A Book of Months by Karen Katz ($16.95). A girl makes a hat for each month. (3-8)
First Day by Joan Rankin ($16.95). Haybillybun and his mother are nervous about the puppy's first day of school. (4-7)
Cow by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Angelo Rinaldi ($17), tells of a day in the life of a cow. (5-9)
You Have to Write by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Teresa Flavin ($17), confronts kids' fear of writing and encourages them to write about what they know. (8-up)
Loose Threads by Lorie Ann Grover ($16.95). A seventh grader tries to come to terms with her grandmother's diagnosis of cancer. (9-12)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/PULSE
The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti ($5.99). A teenage girl tells her coming-of-age story in flashback. (12-up)
Force Majeure by Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski ($5.99) is a novel that pits a college student against the U.S. government. (16-up) Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey ($5.99). Shaharazad uses her wits to win the heart of the king who has enslaved her. (6-up)
Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey ($5.99). A tomboy princess is the victim of a curse. (16-up)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch adds Topsy-Turvey by Paul Ruditis, Hounded by Baskervilles by Mercer Warriner and Off to See the Wizard by Nancy Krulik ($4.99 each, 10-up). Angel gains Vengeance by Scott Ciencin and Dan Jolley and The Longest Night, Vol. 1 ($5.99 each, 16-up); and Endangered Species by Nancy Holder and Jeff Mariotte ($17.95 hardcover, 16-up). Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues with Little Things by Rebecca Moesta and The Cordelia Collection, Vol. 1 by Nancy Krulik ($5.99 each, 16-up); and The Wisdom of War by Christopher Golden and These Our Actors by Ashley McConnell and Dori Koogler ($6.99 each, 16-up). Joining Charmed are Garden of Evil by Emma Harrison, Date with Death by Elizabeth Lenhard and Dark Vengeance by Diana Gallagher ($5.99 each, 12-up). Francine Pascal's Fearless has three additions ($5.99 each, 16-up). Roswell offers Shades by Mel Odom and Skeletons in the Closet by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin ($5.99 each, 16-up). Sanctuary by Jenny Carroll joins 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU ($5.99, 16-up). And Wicked welcomes Witch by Nancy Holder ($5.99, 16-up).
In The Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel by Nancy Mace with Mary Jane Ross ($7.99, all ages); Alice Alone by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($4.99, 10-14); Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M. Draper and Homecoming and Seventeen Against the Dealer by Cynthia Voigt ($5.99 each, 12-up); The Life History of a Star by Kelly Easton and All That Remains by Bruce Brooks ($6.99 each, 12-up); and Probably Still Nick Swansen and True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff ($7.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback ReissueThe Catalogue of the Universe by Margaret Mahy ($7.99, 14-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Baby Blue's Clues gains Jumbo Busy Baby Box with Flaps: What's That Sound, Blue? by Susan Hood, illus. by Ian Chernichaw ($14.95, 1-3); and Music Box Book: Blue's Starry Night by Jenny Miglis, illus. by Jennifer Oxley and Dan Kanemoto ($12.95, 1-3). Blue's Clues continues with five new titles. And Bob the Builder has 10 additions.
Dora the Explorer checks in with six additions. Joining Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House are four titles, including Bear's Storytime Favorites ($10.95, 4-8) and A Comfy, Cozy Thanksgiving by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Tom Brannon ($5.99 paper, 4-8). And Little Bill returns in five new books.
Nickelodeon Rocket Power adds six titles. Spongebob Squarepants gains Lift-the-Flap Paperback: Bottoms Up! Jokes from Bikini Bottom by David Lewman, illus. by Caleb Meurer ($5.99, 5-8). Four titles join The Wild Thornberrys and Rugrats reappear in two more titles.
What You Will See Inside a Catholic Church by Michael Keane, photos by Aaron Pepis ($17.95). A priest offers a tour of a church. (6-10)
Ten Amazing People by Marua Shaw, illus. by Stephen Marchesi ($17.95), profiles 10 leaders, including Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa. (6-10)
Board Book Reprint
Naamah, Noah's Wife by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Bethanne Anderson ($7.95, up to 4).
I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge ($12.95) is a tale introducing a menagerie of animals. (3-6)
Silly Animal Mix-ups by Steve Harpster ($7.95). Kids flip portions of pages to create wacky creatures. (3-7)
Math Detectives: Finding Fun in Numbers by Lalie Harcourt and Rick Wortzman, illus. by Catherine Leary ($14.95), presents math challenges. (5-7)
Greatest Giggles Ever by Matt Rissinger and Philip Yates, illus. by Jeff Sinclair ($14.95), collects riddles, knock-knocks and other jokes. (6-9)
Come to Tea: Fun Tea Party Themes, Recipes, Crafts, Games, Etiquette and More by Stephanie Dunnewind, illus. by Capucine Mazille ($19.95), is a handbook for hosting a tea party. (6-10)
Weather Mania: Discovering What's Up and What's Coming Down and Dino Mania: Discovering Who's Who in the Jurassic Zoo by Michael A. DiSpezio, illus. by Dave Garbot ($19.95 each), present a guide to the weather; and dinosaurs. (8-12)
The Constellations: Stars & Stories by Chris Sasaki ($24.95) collects information about stars and star-gazing. (8-up)
Origami Holidays by Duy Nguyen ($19.95) outlines origami projects with holiday themes. (10-up)
Guide to Wild Dinosaurs by Adam Yates, illus. by Jon Hughes ($19.95), compiles facts about various dinosaurs. (12-up)
Poetry for Young People gains William Butler Yeats, edited by Jonathan Allison, illus. by Glenn Harrington ($14.95, 8-up).
Perfect Kids' Theme Parties: 12 Fantastic Theme Celebrations ($14.95) offers tips for games, crafts, etc. (4-10)
The Unofficial Guide to Hockey's Most Unusual Records by Don Weekes and Kerry Banks ($9.95) examines records of players and teams. (10-up)
Brain-Flexing IQ Tests by Fraser Simpson ($7.95) serves up 22 brain teasers. (12-up)
Mystifying Mind Reading Tricks by Robert Mandelberg, illus. by Ferrucio Sardella ($6.95), provides tips on reading minds. (12-up)
Flow Motion adds Baseball by Alan Smith and Alan Bloomfield, Soccer by Ian Howe and Juggling and Magic by Colin Francome ($9.95 each, 10-up).
Time World by Andy Dixon, illus. by Simone Boni ($14.95). An explosion in a theme park brings androids to life. (7-up)
Jay Young's Amazing Pop Up Science Flea Circus: 6 Mind Boggling Acts by Jay Young, illus. by Michael Sheehy ($19.95), presents six pop-up acts performed by "invisible bugs." (7-up)
Magic World of Learning continues with About Me and Animals by Moira Butterfield, created by Jay Young, illus. by Sian Tucker ($14.95 each, 3-6). Pocket Pals adds Beads & Braid: The Complete Kit, Horses: The Complete Kit, Nature Detective: The Complete Kit and Smart Art: The Complete Kit ($6.95 each, 7-12). And new Ziga Zaga titles are Life Guide, Know It All Stick-On and Organizer Stick-On ($9.95 each, 8-12).
How Do You Move? and What Do You Say? examine how animals move; and animal sounds. (1-3)
Count the Animals on the Farm and Find the Words on the Farm ($4.95 each). Max and Sue count animals; and learn new words. (3-6)
Super Fun Brain Challenges ($3.95) compiles crosswords, quizzes and optical illusions. (8-12)
Wizards: From Sorcery to Science by Candace Savage ($17.95) travels back to 1655 to meet 12-year-old Isaac Newton. (9-12)
Skating for Power & Speed: Hockey the NHL Way by Sean Rossiter and Paul Carson ($9.95) presents a guide to NHL players, plus skating tips. (8-12)
Paperback SeriesHockey Heroes greets Pavel Bure by Kerry Banks ($7.95, 8-11).
Let's Play, Baby: A Big Flap Book by Thierry Courtin ($6.95) shows a baby at play. (1-3)
Thunder in the Jungle and Whisper in the Woods by Jean Christie, illus. by Sally Chambers ($12.95 each), explore jungle and woodland sounds. (2-5)
SeriesAnimal Snuggles welcomesCozy Kitten and Little Lamb by Shaheen Bilgrami, illus. by Emma Lake ($7.95 each, 2-4). And new Magic Color Books are Jungle Art Show and Farmyard Painting Party by Bilgrami, illus. by Patrick Girouard ($5.95 each, 2-5).
S TOREY KIDS
Raptor! A Kid's Guide to Birds of Prey by Christyna and René Laubach and Charles W.G. Smith ($21.95, paper $14.95). Photos and text reveal the world of raptors. (8-12)
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids by Cherry Hill ($23.95, paper $16.95) offers tips for young equestrians. (8-12)