Everett, the Incredibly Helpful Helper ($14.95) by Sue Ann Morrow, illus. by C.G. Williams. A toddler helps his parents with everyday tasks. (1-4)


How Artists See Jr. debuts with Dogs, Babies, Horses and Trains by Colleen Carroll ($7.95 each, 2-5). And Dinosaurs: A Comics Series launches with The Journey: Plateosaurus and A Jurassic Mystery: Archaeopteryx by Marco Signore, illus. by Matteo Bacchin ($15.95 each, 9-up).


(B&T, dist.)

Alex and the Trampoline ($14.95) by Pasqualino Tamburri. A boy disobeys his parents' instructions not to jump onto a trampoline from a tree branch. (3-8)

The Crocodile Song ($19.95) adapted by Eunice Siefker, illus. by Debi Grimm and Inger Eadie. This adaptation of a folk song about a sailor who ends up in a crocodile comes with a CD with music by Peter Brusaschi. (3-8)


Babar Comes to America ($17.95) by Laurent de Brunhoff reissues this classic, out of print for 40 years. (All ages)

Babar's USA ($17.95) by Laurent de Brunhoff. This tour of the U.S. juxtaposes photos with original Babar illustrations. (All ages)

The Dog Who Belonged to No One ($15.95) by Amy Hest, illus. by Amy Bates. A lonely dog and a lonely girl become friends. (3-7)

Fly, Cher Ami, Fly! The Pigeon Who Saved the Lost Battalion ($16.95) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Robert MacKenzie, relays the true story of a pigeon who helped rescue lost soldiers. (4-9)

Lazy Little Loafers ($16.95) by Susan Orlean, illus. by G. Brian Karas. An older sister considers how easy babies have it; from the author of The Orchid Thief. (5-8)

Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency ($16.95) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Courtney Martin, spotlights Belva Lockwood, who ran for president in 1884. (5-10)

Enigma: A Magical Mystery ($19.95) by Graeme Base. A magic-loving badger tries to solve a mystery at the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians. (5-10)

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator ($18.95) by Shelley Tanaka, illus. by David Craig, is a biography of the famous pilot. (8-12)

Evolving Planet: Four Billion Years of Life on Earth ($19.95) by Erica Kelly and Richard Kissel traces the history of life on earth, in association with the Field Museum in Chicago. (8-14)

Planet Earth: A Photographic Journey for the Young Environmentalist ($24.95) by Isabelle Delannoy, photos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, explores environmental themes through photographs and personal stories. (8-14)

Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein ($18.95) by Susan Goldman Rubin is a picture book biography of the Pop artist. (8-14)

Castle: A Three-Dimensional Interactive Adventure ($19.95) by Duncan Crosbie, illus. by Kay Dixey, paper engineering by Keith Finch, reveals life in a medieval castle, with pop-ups and hidden panels. (8-up)

Coyote Speaks: Wonders of the Native American World ($24.95) by Ari Berk and Carolyn Dunn compiles the beliefs, stories and cultural artifacts of nearly 50 Native American tribes. (10-up)


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book ($10.95) by Jeff Kinney is an interactive journal based on Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley's diary. (8-12)

Beneath the Mask ($15.95) by David Ward is the second book in the Grassland Trilogy. (8-12)

Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head ($15.95) by Nancy Viau is a debut novel about a science-loving girl and her family's trip to the Grand Canyon. (8-12)

The Big Splash ($15.95) by Jack Ferraiolo is a noir-inspired first novel about middle school life. (10-14)

Elf Realm: The Low Road ($18.95) by Daniel Kirk. Matt stumbles into the midst of upheaval in the world of fairies; first in a trilogy. (10-up)

Tiger Moon ($18.95) by Antonia Michaelis, trans. by Anthea Bell, is a tale about a sarcastic tiger, a Hindu princess and a thief. (12-up)

Bliss ($16.95) by Lauren Myracle. Eager to make friends, a new student at an elite academy falls prey to a troubled girl. (14-up)

Gay America: Struggle for Equality ($24.95) by Linas Alsenas outlines milestones of gay and lesbian life in the U.S. (14-up)


The Lighthouse Trilogy continues with The Lighthouse Keepers ($16.95, 12-up).


Breaktime ($8.95) by Aidan Chambers. A reprint of Chambers's book about a boy's attempt to make sense of life and literature. (14-up)

Dance on My Grave ($8.95) by Aidan Chambers is a reprint of the novel about 16-year-old Hal's love for self-confident Barry. (14-up)

Paperback Series

Manga Shakespeare welcomes Julius Caesar and Macbeth ($9.95 each, 12-up).


The Big Blue Lake ($13.95) by Robert Armstrong, illus. by Janet Broxon. Animals by a lake prepare for night. (2-4)

Don't Let the Dead Bugs Bite! ($17.95) by Stephen Zmina. At midnight on Halloween, bugs returns to life and seek revenge. (4-8)


Waves of Grace ($9.95) by Patrick Doherty. A troubled 14-year-old looks to the ocean for solace. (14-17)


(IPG, dist.)

In the City: Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs ($16.95) by Roland Harvey challenges readers to find hidden details and lost items. (5-7)


Night of the Fifth Moon ($9.95) by Anna Ciddor. A boy in a mythical version of Britain attempts to seize the magic of the druids. (9-12)

Little Wing ($9.95) by Joanne Horniman reveals the hardships of teenage pregnancy and postpartum depression. (12-up)

Stride's Summer ($8.95) by Jenni Overend. A boy on the cusp of adolescence struggles to adapt to his changing life. (12-up)

Teeth Marks ($8.95) by Rose Moxham. In this coming-of-age novel, a boy falls in love and dreams of singing in a band. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Minton Goes! introduces Minton Goes! Driving & Trucking, Minton Goes! Sailing & Flying and Minton Goes! Underwater & Home at Last by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble ($6.95 each, 3-5).



Historical Characters adds Kit's World: A Girl's-Eye View of the Great Depression by Harriet Brown and Teri Witkowski, illus. by Walter Rane, Philip Hood et al. ($24.95, 8-up); Felicity Fashion Studio, Samantha Fashion Studio, Molly Fashion Studio and Julie Fashion Studio ($17.95 each, 8-up), ed. by Witkowski; Julie Art Studio illus. by Susan Walsh, Robert Hunt et al. ($14.95, 8-up); and Kaya's Story Collection; Felicity's Story Collection; Josefina's Story Collection; Kirsten's Story Collection; Addy's Story Collection; Samantha's Story Collection; Kit's Story Collection; Molly's Story Collection; and Julie's Story Collection ($29.95 each, 8-up). And new American Girl Advice & Activity Books are 3-D Studio: Play with Punch-Out Art and Foam Squares to Make Projects That Pop! by Erin Falligant, illus. by Shannon Laskey; and Doll Purses: Create Tiny Totes Your Doll Will Treasure! by Trula Magruder and Camela Decaire ($17.95 each, 8-up).

Paperback Series

Joining Historical Characters is Julie Paper Dolls by Jennifer Hirsch, illus. by Renée Graef, Susan McAliley and John Andrews ($14.95, 8-up). And American Girl Advice & Activity Books offers Food & You: Eating Well, Being Strong, and Feeling Great by Lynda Madison ($8.95, 8-up); Dance: No Matter What Kind of Dance You Do, This Book Is for You by Apryl Lundsten, illus. by Helen Dardik ($9.95, 8-up); and The A-to-Z Guide to Letter Art: Clever Letters for All Kinds of Crafts by Carrie Anton, illus. by Tricia Doherty ($7.95, 8-up).


Bee & Me ($16.99) by Elle McGuinness, illus. by Heather Brown. This examination of the importance of bees includes trademarked “Ani-motion” images. (4-up)

A Parrot's Life for Me ($15.99) by Arlen Cohn, illus. by Daniel Vaconcellos. A parrot and an ornery pirate share a high-seas adventure. (4-up)


(Firefly, dist.)

Chicken, Pig, Cow ($19.95, paper $6.95) by Ruth Ohi is a tale about making friends. (2-5)

A Native American Thought of It ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Rocky Landon and David MacDonald explores Native Americans' creativity and inventions. (9-11)

Ballplayers and Bonesetters ($25.95, paper $16.95) by Laurie Coulter, illus. by Martha Newbigging, spotlights 100 jobs in ancient Aztec and Maya civilizations. (9-12)

Traitors' Gate ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Claire Eamer showcases doorways from around the world and throughout history. (10-12)

The Incredibly Ordinary Danny Chandelier ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Laura Trunkey. An unexceptional child is sent to an unusual boarding school. (10-12)

Shadow-Town ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Duncan Thornton. Cousins are pitted against creatures known as the Whisperers. (10-12)

Monks in Space ($21.95, paper $10.95) by David Jones. A teenager journeys to the sun with members of a holy order. (10-14)

The Seventh Expert ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Mark Oakley, illus. by John Mantha. In this interactive book, readers rebuild a medieval village. (11-up)

The Bite of the Mango ($21.95, paper $10.95) by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland relays the true story of a girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF special representative. (14-up)


Learning Is Cool... It’s the First Day of School!, Stand Up and Speak... It’s Red Ribbon Week!, Hooray! Hooray! It’s President’s Day!, Be Mine, Be Mine, O Valentine! and Count the Ways... We’ve Been in School for 100 Days! ($20 each) by Chaucer the Dog, illus. by John Clarke, are tales narrated by a fox terrier. (4-7)


It's Bedtime, Cucuy/A la cama, Cucuy ($15.95) by Claudia Galindo, illus. by Jonathan Coombs. A little monster fusses when it's time to go to sleep. (3-7)

Pepita on Pepper Street/Pepita en la calle Pepper ($15.95) by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman, illus. by Alex Pardo DeLange. Pepita has trouble adjusting to her new neighborhood. (3-7)

Estrellita in the Big City/Estrellita en la ciudad grande ($15.95) by Samuel Caraballo, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla. A girl tells her grandmother in Puerto Rico about life in New York City. (4-9)


Scratch and the Pirates of Paradise Cove ($9.95) by Ricardo Means Ybarra. Searching for his missing cat, Rafi ends up on a pirate ship. (8-12)

Desert Passage ($10.95) by P.S. Carrillo. Two cousins travel from Arizona to New Mexico on a scooter. (11-up)

The Almost Murder and Other Stories ($10.95) by Theresa Saldaña offers stories about the lives of young Latinas. (11-up)


The Christmas Story ($14.99) by Rhona Davies, illus. by Tommaso d'Incalci, is a picture book that retells the story of Christ's birth. (4-8)


Hidden Hippo ($16.99) by Joan Gannij, illus. by Clare Beaton, introduces African animals from the point of view of a child on safari. (up to 7)

Shopping with Dad ($16.99) by Matt Harvey, illus. by Miriam Latimer. A girl and her father take a trip to the grocery store. (up to 7)

Up and Down the Andes ($16.99) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Aurelia Fronty. Children from southern Peru travel to a festival. (4-10)

Arthur of Albion ($24.99) by John Matthews, illus. by Pavel Tatarnikov, presents stories about King Arthur and information about Camelot. (7-up)

Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing ($16.99) by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, illus. by Helen Cann, tells the story of a boy growing up during China's Cultural Revolution. (9-up)


Is This My Nose? ($6.99), illus. by Georgie Birkett, encourages toddlers to identify babies' facial features. (1-3)

Let's Play Peek-a-Boo ($6.99), illus. by Jane Massey. Readers lift flaps to find animals. (1-3)

Ten Chuckling Ducklings and Ten Friendly Frogs ($10.99 each) by Sally Crabtree, illus. by Sally Hobson, are counting books featuring animals. (1-4)

Wise Up, Silly Owl! ($9.99) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Hans Wilhelm. When will a young owl learn to use his wisdom? (3-6)

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty ($14.99) by James Mayhew. A young ballet dancer is transported to Sleeping Beauty's world. (4-8)

My Big Box of Horses and Ponies ($19.99) by Don Harper, illus. by Robin Carter and Michael Langham Rowe, contains a book about horses from around the world, model horses and other items. (4-8)

If You Love a Fairy Tale ($16.99), illus. by Susanna Lockheart, presents two fairy tales with paper engineering. (4-up)

My First Magnetic Atlas ($18.99) by Tony Potter, illus. by Richard Fowler, includes information about and maps of each continent. (6-up)

How Your Body Works ($19.99) by Anita Ganeri. This box contains plastic body parts, objects and a book with activities. (7-11)

Actually, Factually ($9.99) by Guy Campbell, illus. by Paul Moran, compiles myths, mistakes and misconceptions. (8-12)

How High Can an Elephant Jump? ($9.99) by Guy Campbell, illus. by Paul Moran, answers questions ranging from silly to important. (8-12)

My Brilliant Body ($9.99) by Guy MacDonald, illus. by Paul Cemmick, offers facts about the human body. (8-12)

The Great Box of Magic ($21.99) by Peter Eldin contains materials and instructions to stage a magic show. (8-up)

The Story of Yellow Leaf: Journal of a Sioux Girl ($16.99) by Gavin Mortimer describes life on the Dakota grasslands during the 1860s and '70s. (8-up)


Seaside Bath Books issues The Octopus, The Dolphin, The Starfish and The Seahorse, illus. by Julie Clough ($6.99 each, up to 3). Peek-A-Boo Books welcomes Peek-A-Boo Polar Bear & Friends, illus. by Francesca Ferri ($8.99, 1-3). Cuddly Reindeer and Cuddly Snowman are new Books on the Go by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Fiona Hayes ($12.99 each, 1-4). Animal Flappers Books presents Do Cows Say Meow? and Do Hippos Live in Houses? by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Sonia Canals ($7.99 each, 2-4). Carry-Along Pets introduces four titles by Fiona Hayes, illus. by Kate Davies ($4.99 each, 2-5). And new Little People Shape Books are Nurse and Santa by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by C. Mesturini ($10.99 each, 4-7).


Hair, There, and Everywhere: A Book About Growing Up ($12.99) by Jacqui Bailey, illus. by Sarah Naylor, is a guide to puberty. (8-11)

The World of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life ($9.99) by Dougal Dixon rounds up dinosaur facts and illustrations. (8-up)

Paperback Series

“Let's Take Care of” Books, pet care guides in separate Spanish and English editions, adds four titles by Alejandro Algarra, trans. by Sally-Ann Hopwood, illus. by Rosa María Curto ($6.99 each, 4-7). Let's Talk About It Books will add four titles, in Spanish and English editions, by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illus. by Marta Fàbrega ($6.99 each, 4-7). Joining “A First Look at...” are I Think I Am Going to Sneeze: A First Look at Allergies and Do I Have to Go to the Dentist?: A First Look at Going to the Dentist by Pat Thomas, illus. by Lesley Harker ($6.99 each, 4-8). New Let's Read! Books by Stephen Rabley, French trans. by Marie-Thérèse Bougard, Spanish trans. by Rosa Maria Martin, are Danny's Blog/Le blog de Danny and Danny's Blog/El Blog de Daniel, illus. by Martin Ursell; and The Twins and the Time Machine/Les jumeaux et la machine du temps and The Twins and the Time Machine/Los mellizos y la máquina del tiempo, illus. by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal ($4.99 each, 8-up). Graphic Classics continues with four titles ($8.99 each, hardcover $15.99, 8-up). And Adventures in Mathopolis adds Estimating and Measuring by Karen Ferrell, Catherine Weiskopf and Linda Powley, illus. by Tom Kerr; and The Great Polygon Caper by Ferrell ($5.99 each, 9-12).


(B&T, Ingram, dist.)


Kindred Spirits ($12.95) by Julia Watts. A girl, a boy and a ghost uncover a crime committed in their Kentucky town 70 years ago. (All ages)

Quimbaya ($8.95) by Dianne Stewart. Cal finds a gold medallion that changes his life dramatically. (All ages)



No Backbone: Spiders debuts with six titles, including Tricky Trapdoor Spiders and Spooky Wolf Spiders by Meish Goldish ($15.96 each, 5-8). Dino Times Trivia offers six books, among them Pet-sized Dinos by Natalie Lunis and Armored and Dangerous by Howard Zimmerman ($15.96 each, 5-8). Gross-Out Defenses adds six titles, including Deadly Poison Dart Frogs by Jennifer Dussling and Prickly Porcupines by Catherine Nichols ($15.96 each, 5-8). Eli Manning and the New York Giants by Michael Sandler is one of three additions to Super Bowl Superstars ($16.96 each, 5-10). World Series Superstars welcomes Sandler’s Mike Lowell and the Boston Red Sox ($16.96, 5-10). Earth in Danger continues with six titles, including Energy for the Future and Living Green by Helen Orme ($18.95 each, 7-12). And six books join Uncommon Animals, among them Aye-Aye: An Evil Omen by Miriam Aronin and Tasmanian Devil: Nighttime Scavenger by Joyce Markovics ($18.95 each, 7-12).


What Is God Like? ($14.99) by Beverly Lewis, illus. by Pamela Querin, examines the attributes of God as revealed in Scripture. (4-8)



There Is Always One: 1: A Collection of Truth-Stories ($7.95) by Solomohn Ennis compiles stories about the dark consequences of a teenage boy’s poor choices. (13-19)


Bobo and the New Neighbor ($16.99) by Gail Page is a follow-up to How to Be a Good Dog. (3-6)

No Babysitters Allowed ($16.99) by Amber Stewart, illus. by Laura Rankin, offers a tale about separation anxiety. (3-6)

The Tickle Monster Is Coming! ($15.99) by James Otis Thach, illus. by David Barneda, is a bedtime story starring a small monster. (3-6)

Mimi ($15.95) by Carol Baicker-McKee uses 3-D cloth and clay artwork to introduce a young pig. (3-6)

Natalie & Naughtily ($16.99) by Vincent Kirsch describes two impish sisters' hijinks in a department store. (4-8)

Christmas Cheer: A Collection of Holiday Tales ($17.99) by Sally Grindley retells eight holiday stories. (4-8)

My Friend the Monster ($16.95) by Eleanor Taylor. Louis the fox finds, and befriends, a monster under his bed. (4-8)

Boys Are Dogs ($15.99) by Leslie Margolis. A girl gets an owner's manual to help her tame boys. (8-12)

Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School ($12.95) by Ruth McNally Barshaw. Ellie's family moves to a new town in this sequel. (8-12)

The Floating Circus ($15.95) by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer is a novel about an orphan, a freed slave and a riverboat circus. (8-12)

The Dreadful Revenge of Ernest Gallen ($16.95) by James Lincoln Collier. In this story, small-town secrets come back to haunt. (8-12)

Spellbound ($16.95) by Anna Dale. Siblings get caught in a skirmish between two groups of gnomes. (8-12)

Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles ($15.99) by Rupert Kingfisher, illus. by Sue Hellard, relays a story of gourmet trickery. (8-12)

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship ($12.99) by Chris Priestly, illus. by David Roberts, is a follow-up to Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror. (8-12)

Slipping ($16.95) by Cathleen Davitt Bell. In this debut, Michael relives moments from his deceased grandfather's life. (10-14)

Mothstorm ($16.99) by Philip Reeve, illus. by David Wyatt, is a sequel to Larklight and Starcross. (10-14)

Rapunzel's Revenge ($18.99, paper $14.99) by Shannon and Dean Hale, illus. by Nathan Hale. This graphic novel offers a swashbuckling, western take on the story of Rapunzel. (10-up)

Sovay ($16.99) by Celia Rees. A young woman in 18th-century England has a double life as a ruthless highwayman. (12-up)

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies ($16.99) by Laurie Rosenwald offers an irreverent take on how we look at each other and ourselves. (12-up)

How to Ditch Your Fairy ($16.99) by Justine Larbalestier enters a world where everyone has a personal fairy. (12-up)

Longevity+ ($16.99) by Gemma Malley is a sequel to The Declaration. (12-up)

Two Girls of Gettysburg ($16.99) by Lisa Klein is a saga of survival and friendship during the Civil War. (12-up)

Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film AboutThe Grapes of Wrath ($16.99) by Steven Goldman tells of a boy's chaotic junior year. (12-up)

Everything Beautiful ($16.99) by Simmone Howell tells the story of two teens at a Christian camp. (12-up)

The Parliament of Blood ($16.99) by Justin Richards is a follow-up to The Death Collector. (12-up)

Appetite for Detention ($14.99) by Sloane Tanen, photos by Stefan Hagen, offers a wry look at the teenage travails of the author's trademark chicks. (12-up)

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir ($16.99) by Cylin and John Busby is the true story of a family forever changed by a shooting. (14-up)

Exposed ($16.99) by Susan Vaught. A teen is caught between real life and online dating. (14-up)

The Traitor Game ($16.95) by B.R. Collins. When a gamer's secret world is revealed, his real life falls apart. (14-up)


TheAkimbo Series offers Akimbo and the Baboons by Alexander McCall Smith, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($9.99, 7-10). Mythic Miss-Adventures adds Pandora Gets Vain by Carolyn Hennesy ($14.99, 8-12). The Split Second by John Hulme and Michael Wexler joins The Seems ($16.99, 8-12). The Tales of the Frog Princess adds The Dragon Princess by E.D. Baker ($16.99, 10-14). And Stravaganza continues with City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman ($17.95, 10-up).

Paperback Series

Mermaid S.O.S. welcomes Scarlett's New Friend and Lucy and the Magic Crystal by Gillian Shields ($4.50 each, 6-9). And Inside Girl gains All That Glitters by J. Minter ($8.99, 12-up).


(Chronicle, dist.)

Balloon Buddies ($9.95) by Marjorie Hakala, illus. by Elliot Kreloff. This board book with die-cut pages features photos of balloon animals. (1-4)

Bathtime Gift Set ($14.95) by Simms Taback is a book with waterproof pages and two terry cloth puppets. (1-4)

Mealtime Gift Set ($9.95) by SAMi packages two food-themed books with a bib. (1-4)

The Big, Bigger, Biggest Book ($14.95) by SAMi. Foldouts illustrate comparative adjectives. (2-5)

Posey Paints a Princess ($12.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Yukiko Kido. Posey learns to paint in this follow-up to Posey Prefers Pink. (2-6)

Please Don't Eat Me ($11.95) by Roger De Muth is a lift-the-flap tale about a fish that doesn't want to be eaten. (2-6)

Snow Party ($16.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Mark Jones. On the first day of winter, snow people throw their annual party. (4-8)

Mighty Max ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Elliot Kreloff, introduces a boy who wants to be a superhero. (4-8)

Hanukkah Haiku ($16.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Karla Gudeon, presents a haiku for each night of this holiday. (4-8)

ABC Dentist ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Liz Murphy, takes an alphabetical trip to the dentist's office. (4-8)

All I Want for Christmas ($9.95) by Deborah Zemke. This tale with flaps presents animals' holiday wish lists. (4-8)

Comics to Go ($12.95) by Mike Herrod offers comic strip stories that kids can complete. (7-up)


Red Sled ($16.95) by Patricia Thomas, illus. by Chris L. Demarest. A boy and his father go sledding one winter night. (2-6)

Muchas, Muchísimas Rayas De Cebra/Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Stephen Swinburne is a bilingual book with photos exploring shapes and designs. (3-7)

Sharks: Biggest! Littlest! ($16.95) by Sandra Markle, illus. by Doug Perrine, reveals the survival skills of these predators. (4-7)

Our Three Bears ($16.95) by Ron Hirschi, photos by Thomas Mangelsen, focuses on black, grizzly and polar bears. (7-up)

Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead ($16.95) by Judy Goldman, illus. by René King Moreno. A family celebrates this holiday. (7-up)

Divali Rose ($16.95) by Vashanti Rahaman, illus. by Jamel Akib. A boy learns the reasons for the Hindu “festival of lights.” (7-up)

The White Nights of Ramadan ($16.95) by Maha Addasi, illus. by Ned Gannon. A girl recalls the true meaning of Ramadan. (7-up)

Lucy's Cave: A Story of Vicksburg, 1863 ($16.95) by Karen Winnick. Based on actual events, this story tells of a family forced to leave their home to live in a cave. (8-up)

Lucky 13: Survival in Space ($16.95) by Richard Hilliard relays the story of Apollo 13. (9-11)

Ocean Liners: Crossing and Cruising the Seven Seas ($17.95) by Karl Zimmerman discusses the history and culture of ocean liners. (9-up)

On the Texas Trail of Cabeza de Vaca ($17.95) by Peter Lourie traces this conquistador's trail across Texas and into New Mexico in 1527. (9-up)

Marvels in the Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes ($17.95) by Doug Wechsler explores the wildlife and vegetation of salt marshes. (10-up)


Nuestro Autobús/The Bus for Us ($7.95) by Suzanne Bloom. On her first day of school, Tess wonders what the school bus will look like. (3-7)


You Can't Do That, Amelia! ($16.95) by Kimberly Wagner Klier, illus. by Kathleen Kemly, is a picture book biography of Amelia Earhart. (7-up)

Three Across: The Great Transatlantic Air Race of 1927 ($17.95) by Norman Finkelstein chronicles the feats of three aviators. (9-up)

The Invasion of Sandy Bay ($16.95) by Anita Sanchez is a novel based on the true story of a Massachusetts boy's role in the War of 1812. (10-up)


Jack Wants a Snack ($13.95) by Pat Schories is the fourth wordless book starring the terrier. (2-up)

The Bedtime Train ($16.95) by Joy Cowley, illus. by Jamison Odone, is a bedtime story about an adventurous train ride. (4-7)

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley ($16.95) by Aaron Blabey is a tale of self-belief, courage and the power of friendship. (4-8)

Who Made This Cake? ($16.95) by Chihiro Nakagawa, illus. by Junji Koyose. Little people use big machines to make a giant birthday cake. (4-up)

The Bear Makers ($16.95) by Andrea Cheng recounts a family's story of survival in post-WWII Hungary. (8-12)

Manuel and the Lobsterman ($16.95) by Catherine Urbain. Will Manuel and a cranky lobsterman successfully reach a lagoon filled with “black gold”? (9-12)

The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones ($16.95) by Helen Hemphill follows the exploits of an African-American cowboy. (10-up)

Hippie Chick ($16.95) by Joseph Monninger. After her boat founders in the Florida Keys, a girl bonds with manatees. (11-14)

I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits ($16.95) by Gunnar Ardelius, trans. by Tara Chace. First published in Swedish, this story follows the course of a young couple's first love in short prose passages. (12-up)

Piggy ($14.95) by Mireille Geus, trans. by Nancy Forest-Flier. An autistic girl's friendship with another outcast goes awry; first published in Dutch. (12-up)

Planet Pregnancy ($16.95) by Linda Oatman High. This novel in verse follows the struggles of a pregnant teen. (13-up)

Nothing Pink ($16.95) by Mark Hardy. A gay teen tries to reconcile his sexuality and his faith. (14-up)


The Child Cruncher ($16.95) by Mathilde Stein, illus. by Mies van Hout. A child escapes a kidnapping ogre, much to her delight. (2-6)

I Feel a Foot! ($16.95) by Maranke Rinck, illus. by Martijn van der Linden. Five animals wonder what creature is making noise at night in this retelling of an Indian tale. (2-6)

Sparrows ($16.95) by Hans Post and Kees Heij, illus. by Irene Goede, reveals the life cycle of a family of sparrows. (2-6)


Birds on a Wire ($17.95) by J. Patrick Lewis and Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Gary Lippincott, uses renga poetic form to describe life in a village. (4-8)

Pirates ($16.95) by David L. Harrison, illus. by Dan Burr, is a poetry collection featuring pirates. (9-12)

More Than Friends: Poems from Him and Her ($16.95) by Sara Holbrook and Allan Wolf, explores two teens' love from both of their perspectives. (11-15)

The Freedom Business: Including a Narrative of the Life & Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa ($18.95) by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Deborah Dancy, is the true story of a slave from Africa, told in verse. (13-up)

Becoming Billie Holiday ($19.95) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Floyd Cooper, chronicles the young life of this singer. (14-up)


Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out ($35) by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance compiles essays, fiction and art with a White House theme by more than 100 authors and illustrators. (All ages)

Always ($15.99) by Ann Stott, illus. by Matt Phelan. A boy is assured that his mother loves him—no matter what. (2-5)

God's Dream ($16.99) by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, illus. by LeUyen Pham, shares Tutu's philosophy of unity and forgiveness. (2-8)

What the Grizzly Knows ($16.99) by David Elliott, illus. by Max Grafe, offers a bedtime tale about a boy and his bear. (3-5)

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World ($15.99) by Melanie Walsh is a novelty book that explains how children can help the environment. (3-6)

How to Heal a Broken Wing ($16.99) by Bob Graham presents an urban family's story of hope and healing. (3-6)

The Monster Who Ate Darkness ($16.99) by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Jimmy Liao. A monster with an appetite for darkness lives under Jo-Jo's bed. (3-6)

Dogs on the Bed ($15.99) by Elizabeth Bluemle, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf. Dogs cause a ruckus for a family at bedtime. (3-7)

Baby Dragon ($16.99) by Amy Ehrlich, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, offers a tale about separation anxiety. (4-8)

The Pencil ($16.99) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Bruce Ingman. A world springs to life when a lonely pencil begins to draw. (4-8)

Knitty Kitty ($16.99) by David Elliott, illus. by Christopher Denise. One kitten knits while keeping a watchful eye on three others. (4-8)

The Robe of Skulls ($14.99) by Vivian French, illus. by Ross Collins. An impoverished sorceress desires a velvet gown studded with skulls. (6-10)

Ships: A Pop-Up Book ($17.99) by Robert Crowther follows Trains and Flight with a look at nautical vehicles. (6-up)

Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister ($15.99) by Liz Kessler tells of a girl and her reluctant fairy guardian. (8-12)

Moon Landing: A Pop-Up Celebration of Apollo 11 ($29.99) by Richard Platt, paper engineering by David Hawcock, commemorates the first moon landing. (8-up)

Kaimira: The Sky Village ($17.99) by Monk and Nigel Ashland. One youth living in a city above China and another from the ruins beneath Las Vegas use special powers to battle foes. (10-up)

Swords: An Artist's Devotion ($24.99) by Ben Boos chronicles the history of the sword and its masters. (10-up)

The Savage ($17.99) by David Almond, illus. by Dave McKean. Blue, a troubled boy, writes a story that takes on a life of its own. (11-up)

I Am Apache ($17.99) by Tanya Landman. A young woman becomes an Apache warrior to avenge her brother's death. (12-up)

Down Sand Mountain ($16.99) by Steve Watkins. In the 1960s, a sheltered boy comes of age in a Florida mining town. (12-up)

The Ghosts of Kerfol ($16.99) by Deborah Noyes. Inspired by an Edith Wharton story, these five tales are set in a haunted manor over the centuries. (14-up)

War Is... Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War ($17.99), ed. by Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell, collects writing that reflects on the nature of war. (14-up)

Deadville ($16.99) by Ron Koertge. A teen numbed by the loss of his younger sister begins to embrace life again. (14-up)

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves ($22.95) by M.T. Anderson recounts Octavian's experiences as the Revolutionary War explodes around him. (14-up)

The Ghost's Child ($16.99) by Sonya Hartnett. This fable of a young woman and a wild boy explores love and loss. (14-up)


Lucy Cousins's Maisy returns in four Maisy Stroll-Along Books ($4.99 each, up to 6 mos.); Count with Maisy Board Book and Number Blocks ($11.99, 1-up); Maisy's Christmas Day ($5.99, 2-5); and Maisy's House and Garden ($21.99, 2-5). Guess How Much I Love You Storybooks gains Let's Play in the Snow by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram ($7.99, 2-4). And Charlie and Lola are back in Charlie and Lola's I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Pop-Up by Lauren Child ($19.99, 3-6).

Tilly and Friends presents Hello, Tilly and Happy Hector by Polly Dunbar ($15.99 each, 3-6). Joining Start with Science are Oscar and the Bat: A Book About Sound and Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling by Geoff Waring ($14.99 each, 4-up). Houndsley and Catina reappear in Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time by James Howe, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay ($14.99, 5-7). Andy Shane stars in Andy Shane Is NOT in Love by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illus. by Abby Carter ($14.99, 5-8). Marvel True Believers Retro Character Collection welcomes The Incredible Hulk Pop-Up, ed. by Caroline Repchuk, design and paper engineering by Andy Mansfield ($19.99, 5-up). And Mercy Watson returns in Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen ($12.99, 6-8).

Judy Moody is back in Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($15.99, 6-9). Joining Amazing Wonders Collection is The Story of an Aviator by Marmaduke Randolph Calhoun with Clint Twist, illus. by Nick Hardcastle ($19.99, 6-10). Secret History adds The Secret History of Giants by Ari Berk, illus. by Wayne Anderson et al. ($16.99, 8-up). New to 'Ologies are Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts by Dr. Ernest Drake, ed. by Dugald A. Steer, illus. by Helen Ward et al. ($19.99, 8-up); Spyology by Spencer Blake, ed. by Dugald A. Steer, illus. by Ian Andrew, et al. ($22.99, 8-up); and Dragonology: Tracking and Taming Dragons: A Deluxe Book and Model Set, Vol. 2: The Frost Dragon by Drake, illus. by Douglas Carrel ($14.99, 8-up). And The Dragonology Chronicles continues with The Dragon Diary by Steer, illus. by Carrel ($16.99, 9-up).


Get Cooking ($17.99) by Sam Stern is the third cookbook by this teenage chef. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Clarice Bean returns in Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now by Lauren Child ($5.99, 8-11).


Join Hands: The Ways We Celebrate Life ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Pat Mora, photos by George Ancona. Using pantoum, a Malaysian poetic form, this volume celebrates good times spent with others. (4-7)

Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Iza Trapani. Pals act out 14 tongue-twisting nursery rhymes. (4-7)

Winter Trees ($15.95) by Carole Gerber, illus. by Leslie Evans. A boy and his dog identify seven common trees. (4-7)

If the Shoe Fits ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Krista Bell, illus. by Craig Smith. Two young dancers become friends and begin to fulfill their dreams. (6-9)

Metal Man ($15.95) by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Paul Hoppe. With the help of a patient mentor, a boy discovers his creativity. (6-9)

The ABC Book of American Homes ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Michael Shoulders, illus. by Sarah Brannen. This alphabetical architectural tour spans three centuries. (7-10)

The Christmas Rose ($12.95) by Else Wenz-Viëtor, illus. by Sepp Bauer. Siblings seek out the magical bloom that will save their ill father. (7-10)

The Perfect Sword ($15.95) by Scott Goto. Michio learns the Bushido code of honor as many warriors vie for the perfect sword. (7-10)

The Story of the Samson ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Kathleen Benner Duble, illus. by Alexander Farquharson. Sam and his grandfather relive this ship's adventures on the high seas. (7-10)

Reign of the Sea Dragons ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Sneed B. Collard III, illus. by Andrew Plant, examines giant sea reptiles of the Mesozoic era. (8-11)

Sea Queens ($18.95) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Christine Joy Pratt, spotlights female pirates through the ages. (9-12)

The Golden Bull ($15.95) by Marjorie Cowley. During a drought in Mesopotamia, siblings leave their family's farm to make their way in the city of Ur. (11-14)


Come Look with Me adds Asian Art by Kimberly Lane ($15.95, 7-10). And Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book joins Ralph Masiello's Drawing Books by Masiello ($16.95, paper $7.95, 7-10).


(IPG, dist.)


Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights ($18.95) by Mary Turck focuses on songs that served as the voice of the civil rights movement. (9-up)


Quinito, Day and Night/Quinito, día y noche ($16.95) by Ina Cumpiano, illus. by José Ramírez, is a bilingual introduction to opposites. (4-8)

Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú ($16.95) by Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez, collects poetry about Argentina's Iguazú rainforest. (6-up)


Paperback Series

Amaze presents How a Caterpillar Grows into a Butterfly, How an Egg Grows into a Chicken and The Migration of a Butterfly by Carolyn Franklin; and The Migration of a Whale by Mark Bergin ($8.95 each, 5-8). Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Conservation adds six titles by Peggy Hock; and Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Sports Talk has six additions, including Let's Talk Baseball by Janice Behrens and Let's Talk Tae Kwon Do by Laine Falk ($6.95 each, 6-7). Eight titles join Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers en Español: Ciclos de vida (Life Cycles); and Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers en Español: Hábitats (Habitats) adds four books ($6.95 each, 6-7). World of Wonder welcomes Living Things and People and Places by Gerard Chesire and Machines and Inventions and Earth and the Universe by Ian Graham ($9.95 each, 6-9). From Sea to Shining Sea, Second Series gains 20 titles devoted to specific states ($7.95 each, 8-10). A True Book—Geography: Countries offers five books, including Brazil by Tara Walters and China by Mel Friedman ($6.95 each, 8-10). A True Book—Health and the Human Body has seven additions by Christine Taylor-Butler ($6.95 each, 8-10). And 20 titles join Cornerstones of Freedom, Second Series, among them The Abolitionist Movement by Elaine Landau, D-Day by Tom McGowen, Louis Armstrong and the Jazz Age by Dan Elish and The Vietnam Memorial by Sarah DeCapua ($5.95 each, 9-11).


Finger Puppet Nursery Rhymes ($19.99), illus. by Annie Kubler, offers five nursery rhymes and five finger puppets. (3-up)


Baby Gym presents Touch & Tickle, Bounce & Jiggle, Wiggle & Move and Calm & Soothe, illus. by Sanja Rescek ($4.99 each, up to 2).


It's Raining, It's Pouring, We're Exploring ($7.99) by Polly Peters, illus. by Jess Stockham. On a rainy day, three children use their imaginations. (3-8)

Mrs. Honey's Hat ($7.99) by Pam Adams. What happens to Mrs. Honey's hat during the course of a week? (3-8)

Max and the Doglins ($7.99) by Amanda Montgomery-Higham. The Doglins help Max make amends after he steals eggs from a hen. (3-8)

Paperback Series

Flip-Up Fairy Tales introduces four titles, illus. by Elisa Squillace, Jess Stockham, Barbara Vagnozzi and Claudia Venturini ($5.99 each, 3-7). And Tales with a Twist adds Rabbit Cooks up a Cunning Plan by Andrew Fusek Peters, illus. by Bruno Roberts ($7.99, 4-7).



The Golden Path continues with The Golden Path Volume II: Burned by the Inner Sun by Anson Montgomery ($11.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series

Dragonlarks issues Sand Castle by R.A. Montgomery and The Lake Monster Mystery by Shannon Gilligan, both illus. by Keith Newton ($6.99 each, 5-8). New Classics are Moon Quest and Project UFO by R.A. Montgomery ($6.99 each, 9-12). And Fabulous Terrible adds two and three by Sophie Talbot ($8.99 each, 12-up).


Hurry! Hurry! Have You Heard? ($16.99) by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Jane Dyer. Animals rush to welcome the new Christmas baby. (All ages)

Button Nose ($12.99) by Nina Laden is a cloth book with laces, a zipper, snap and button. (up to 3)

Trucks Go ($8.99) by Steve Light. This board book features seven vehicles. (up to 3)

In the Town All Year 'Round ($16.99) by Rotraut Susanne Berner reveals everyday adventures in a small town. (2-5)

Wild West Bananza ($12.99) by Paul Frank Industries. In the town where Julius is sheriff, people finally dare to do new things. (2-6)

Vunce Upon a Time ($16.99) by J.otto Seibold and Siobhan Vivian, illus. by Seibold, introduces a shy, vegetarian vampire on a quest for candy. (4-8)

The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas ($18.99) by Anne Muecke, illus. by Nathan Hale. Set in a museum, this twist on the holiday poem includes a CD. (4-8)

Fairy Tree House ($19.99) by Saviour Pirotta, illus. by Susanna Lockheart, offers a play set with a fairy handbook and punch-out components. (4-8)

Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story ($16.99) by Hena Khan, illus. by Julie Paschkis. A Pakistani-American girl celebrates Ramadan and Eid. (4-8)

Big, Bigger, and Biggest Trucks and Diggers ($14.99) spotlights 12 Caterpillar machines and includes a DVD. (4-8)

Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World ($15.99) by Roseanne Thong, illus. by Elisa Kleven, discusses traditions from 15 cultures. (5-9)

Casey and Derek on the Ice ($15.99) by Marty Sederman, illus. by Zachary Pullen. Will Derek be able to make the tying goal in the hockey game? (5-9)

Knuckleheads ($15.99) by Joan Holub, illus. by Michael Slack, offers pun-filled twists on fairy tales. (6-10)

In the Pocket: Johnny Unitas and Me ($15.99) by Mike Leonetti, illus. by Chris O'Leary. A young quarterback meets his hero. (7-9)

3-D World Atlas and Tour ($16.99) by Marie Javins. This volume compiling articles, maps and 3-D photos comes with 3-D glasses. (7-14)

Charlotte in London ($16.99) by Joan MacPhail Knight, illus. by Melissa Sweet, chronicles Charlotte's trip to London in 1895. (8-up)

Pom-Pom Pals: Book and Craft Kit ($16.99) by Michelle Tilly presents instructions and materials to make 14 fuzzy creatures. (8-up)

Gotcha Covered! Everything You Need to Know About Your Period ($14.99) by Lisa McGuinness and Chris Boral is a kit explaining menstruation. (9-12)


Finger Puppet Books adds Little Dino, Little Penguin and Little Snowman ($6.95 each, up to 3). The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Decks issues Early Science! and Early Math! ($9.99 each, 3-5); Phonics! ($9.99, 5-7); Science! ($9.99, 7-9); and Vocabulary & Wordplay! ($9.99, 9-11), all by Lynn Brunelle and Molly Smith. Ivy and Bean are back in Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall ($14.99, 6-10). And Spot 7 continues with Toys by KidsLabel ($12.99, 6-11).


The Giant Play and Learn Book ($19.99) by Pascale Estellon is an activity book that aims to help children develop skills from sorting to colors and shapes. (3-up)

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Junior Ed. ($9.99) by David Borgenicht and Justin Heimberg provides survival tips for extreme situations. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Keeker and the Sneaky Pony issues Keeker and the Crazy, Upside-Down Birthday by Hadley Higginson, illus. by Lisa Perrett ($4.99, 5-8).


Mama's Kiss ($14.95) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Daniel Baxter. After going astray, Mama's kiss lands right where it belongs. (3-up)


(Consortium, dist.)

Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid ($17.95) by Xavier Garza ($17.95). In this bilingual tale, Santa's cousin and his nephew help Santa out by distributing gifts on the U.S.-Mexico border. (5-10)


(IPG, dist.)

Look at That! Farm Animals and Look at That! Wild Animals ($6.95 each) by Guido van Genechten are board books introducing various creatures. (up to 2)

The Big Sleep Book ($12.95) by Guido van Genechten. This board book reveals different ways of sleeping. (2-up)

Look What I Can Move! and Look What I Can Do! ($11.95 each) by Leo Timmers. Readers pull tabs to make images on these pages move. (2-up)

Katie Moves and Kevin and Katie ($12.95 each) by Liesbet Slegers. In these tales, Katie moves to a new house and befriends a new neighbor. (2-up)

Little Rabbit Gets Messy and On Your Potty Little Rabbit ($12.95 each) by Kathleen Amant relay stories about Anna and her stuffed rabbit. (2-up)

Swimming Is Fun ($12.95) by Kathleen Amant. Anna and her mother take a trip to the pool. (2-up)

Ricky ($16.95) by Guido van Genechten. A rabbit learns that there is nothing wrong with being different. (3-up)

I Am the King ($16.95) by Leo Timmers. The other animals insist that Tortoise is too slow to be king. (3-up)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ($16.95), illus. by Debbie Lavreys, presents this Brothers Grimm tale. (5-up)

Born Among the Dolphins ($19.95) by Patrick Lagrou. A boy with a mysterious affinity for dolphins learns the truth about his past. (8-up)

Luna ($15.95) by Elfi Nijssen. With the help of loved ones, Luna regains control of her life after being assaulted by an unknown man. (8-up)

We, Two Boys ($24.95) by Aline Sax. A Belgian boy emigrates to New York City and begins a relationship with an American boy. (12-up)

Loulou in Love ($16.95) by Leen Vandereyken recounts the adventures of a group of teenage girls. (12-up)

Sweet/Sour ($16.95) by Tine Bergen. After moving from the city to the country, Eve gradually adjusts to her new surroundings. (12-up)



For Fun! Sports offers Bowhunting for Fun! by Jessica Gunderson, Fencing for Fun! by Susan Slade, Paintball for Fun! by Pamela Dell and Trap and Skeet Shooting for Fun! by Shane Frederick ($25.26 each, 8-10). For Fun! Crafts adds Cooking for Fun! by Lisa Bullard, Making Books for Fun! and Quilting for Fun! by Dana Meachen Rau and Stamping for Fun! by Pamela Dell ($25.26 each, 8-10). And Headline Science issues Climate Crisis: The Science of Global Warming and Cure Quest: The Science of Stem Cell Research by Don Nardo, Goodbye, Gasoline: The Science of Fuel Cells by Laura Lewandowski, Great Shakes: The Science of Earthquakes and Nature Interrupted: The Science of Environmental Chain Reactions by Darlene Stille, and Rise of the Thinking Machines: The Science of Robots by Jennifer VanVoorst ($27.93 each, 10-12).

Signature Lives welcomes Hatshepsut: Egypt’s First Female Pharaoh by Pamela Dell, Ramses II: Egyptian Pharaoh, Warrior, and Builder by Stephanie Fitzgerald, Confucius: Chinese Philosopher and Teacher by Michael Burgan and Julius Caesar: Roman General and Statesman by Don Nardo ($34.60 each, 10-12). And Snapshots in History focuses on Assassination at Sarajevo: The Spark That Started World War I by Robin Doak and The Hundred Day Offensive: The Allies’ Push to Win World War I by Andrew Langley ($33.26 each, 11-13).


My Giant Fold-out Book: Christmas ($12.99). This board book with fold-out pages relays the Christmas story. (2-up)

Jesus Hears Me ($5.99) by Joni Walker is a board book that teaches children that they can trust Jesus. (2-up)

Away in a Manger ($14.99), illus. by Mike Jaroszko, illustrates this Christmas carol. (3-up)

Thank You for Thanksgiving ($14.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by John Walker, celebrates mealtime prayer and family traditions. (4-up)

Fear Not, Joseph! ($14.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Cheri Bladholm, centers on the biblical character who became an earthly father to Jesus. (5-up)

The Wonder of Christmas ($14.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Dave Hill, offers questions and biblical answers about the first Christmas. (5-up)

The Christmas List ($14.99) by Susan Leigh, illus. by Alan Flinn, conveys the message that Jesus is the best Christmas gift of all. (6-up)

The Real Story of the Flood ($16.99) by Paul Maier, illus. by Robert Barrett, retells the biblical tale of Noah and the ark. (6-up)

Paperback Series

Arch Books adds The Christmas Baby, The Parable of the Lost Sheep, Moses and the Bronze Snake and Deborah Saves the Day ($1.99 each, 5-9).



Looking After Me introduces six titles by Liz Gogerly, illus. by Mike Gordon, including Eating Well and Safety ($26.20 each, paper $8.95, 5-7). Staying Safe issues four books by Marylee Knowlton ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-7). Among the nine new Celebrations in Our World titles are Chinese New Year by Carrie Gleason and Hanukkah and Ramadan by Molly Aloian ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-7). Your Guide to Government presents four books by Baron Bedeksy ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-8). All Over the Map releases four volumes by Katie Torpie ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 7-8). Big Science Ideas offers Insect Eaters, Animals Without Backbones, Nature’s Cleaners and Warm Blooded or Cold Blooded? by Bobbie Kalman ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 7-8). Looking at Earth adds four titles by Kalman ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 7-8). And six books by Sally Hewitt join Green Team, including Using Energy and Your Local Environment ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-9).

Crabtree Contact presents 12 titles, among them Bigfoot and Other Mysterious Creatures by John Townsend and Skateboarding by Andrew Robert Horsley ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 7-8); and Comic Books and Manga by Eddie Robson and Tank Warfare by Antony Loveless ($26.60 each, 8-9). There are six new Unsolved! books by Kathryn Walker, including The Mysteries of Alien Visitorsand Abductions and Mysteries of Water Monsters ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-9). Among the six additions to Science Solves It! are Saving Endangered Plants by James Bow and Solving the Mysteries of the Past by Gerard Askomitis ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-9). Six volumes join Graphic America Series, including Inventions and Inventors by Darren Sechrist and The Revolution in Industry by John Perritano ($29.27 each, paper $9.95, 8-11). And Exploring Our Solar System issues four titles by David Jefferis ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 9-10).

Series in Spanish

Deportes para principiantes (Sports Starters) offers Baloncesto espectacular (Slam Dunk Basketball), Fútbol para patear (Kick It Soccer), Trabajo en equipo en el fútbol Americano (Huddle Up Football) and Turno al bate en el béisbol (Batter Up Baseball) by John Crossingham and Bobbie Kalman ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 7-8).


Bear Dance ($17.95) by Jan Wahl, illus. by Monique Felix. After being forced to dance in the marketplace, a bear again dances in his natural environs. (7-up)

Full Color ($17.95) by Etienne Delessert. Creatures bring the seven colors of the rainbow to life. (7-up)

The Cat Who Invented Bebop ($17.95) by Marshall Arisman. Making his way from Mississippi to New York, Stringbean McCoy creates bebop music. (9-up)

Dark Fiddler: The Life and Legend of Nicolo Paganini ($17.95) by Aaron Frisch, illus. by Gary Kelley. A gravedigger recounts the rumor that the Devil aided this Italian violinist. (11-up)



Keeping Holiday ($14.99) by Starr Meade is an allegorical tale that sets out to help readers understand the incarnation. (5-up)

Awesome Words: Daily Bible Readings for Teens ($9.99), ed. by Edythe Draper, compiles 365 biblical readings and photos. (10-14)