Let's Be Kind and Let's Be Thankful ($8.99 each) by P.K. Hallinan deliver lessons on kindness and thankfulness. (3-7)

The Christmas House ($16.99) by Carol Bullman, illus. by James Madsen. A couple and their newborn enjoy the true spirit of Christmas. (4-8)

The Littlest Angel ($8.99) by Charles Tazewell, illus. by Paul Micich, is about an angel who cannot stay out of trouble. (4-8)

Valentine ABCs ($9.99) by Patricia Reeder Eubank. Little Dragon makes an alphabetical list of valentines to create. (4-8)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ($9.99), illus. by Russ Flint, adapts this Washington Irving tale. (5-8)


Little Jackie Rabbit and Little Sleepy Eyes ($14.99 each) by Brenda Sexton are soft-cloth bedtime books packaged with a CD. (up to 2)

My First Book of Bedtime Prayers ($6.99) by Matt Faulkner introduces the idea of prayer. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)

Today Is Halloween!, Today Is Thanksgiving! and Today Is Christmas! ($6.99 each) by P.K. Hallinan explore these holidays. (2-5)


The Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book ($16.99, paper $12.99) by Judy Press, illus. by Loretta Trezzo-Braren, offers more than 70 craft projects. (2-6)

The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting ($16.99, paper $12.99) by Mark Breen and Kathleen Friestad, illus. by Michael Kline, is a guide to predicting weather that explains how to build a weather station and read the sky. (7-13)

Kids Can: Keeping Our Earth Green ($16.99, paper $12.99) by Nancy Castaldo, illus. by James Caputo, discusses environmental topics including pollution and global warming. (8-13)


(Consortium, dist.)

The Woollyhoodwinks vs. The Dark Patch ($15.95) by Phil Dumesnil and Asa Sanchez, illus. by Jeff Root and Scott Runcorn. Five creatures must solve the mystery of a patch that's disturbing their forest's tranquility. (4-8)

Welcome to Monster Isle ($15.95) by Oliver Chin, illus. by Jeff Miracola. A family is stranded on an island inhabited by monsters. (4-8)


The Octonauts star in The Octonauts & the Frown Fish by Meomi ($15.95, 4-8).


Let's Play School ($19.99) is a kit for playing school. (4-up)


iBaby introduces I Love You, Little One: A Story Photo Book ($9.99, up to 3). My Little Bag offers It's Easter ($9.99, 2-6). Little Pirate releases Is That a Bat? and Is a Shark a Fish? ($9.99 each, 3-6). Now I'm Reading! adds Word Play ($16.99, 3-6) and Clever Critters ($16.99, 4-7). Junior Groovies debuts with Dinosaurs and On the Farm ($12.99 each, 3-6). Noah's Ark is a new My Giant Floor Puzzle ($19.99, 3-up). Groovy Tube Books presents Monsters: The Huntand the Capture and Knights and Castles ($19.99 each, 7-up).

Paperback Series

Phonics Comics continues with Hiro Dragon Warrior: Battle at Mount Kamado and Otis C. Mouse: Egypt ($3.99 each, 6-up).



Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar ($14) by Maggie Anton. In 11th-century France, the daughter of a Jewish scholar wants to study the Talmud. (10-up)

Checkpoints ($14) by Marilyn Levy. An Israeli teen copes with the trauma of a terrorist attack and befriends a Palestinian girl. (12-up)



Afro-Bets ABC Book: 20th Anniversary Edition ($5) by Cheryl Willis Hudson marks the anniversary of this book in which kids twist and turn to form letters. (2-5)

12 Brown Boys ($9.95) by Mr. Creative/Omar Tyree collects 12 stories about black youngsters. (8-12)


Poetry from the Masters issues The Black Arts Movement by Eseni Eugene Perkins and The Sixth Wave by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Toni Asante Lightfoot ($9.95 each, 9-up).



Follow That Clue! by Nan Walker, illus. by Diane Palmisciano. Ravi's birthday is shaping up to be disappointing, until mysterious clues appear. (5-7)

Keesha's Bright Idea ($5.95) by Eleanor May, illus. by Amy Wummer. Will Keesha's Earth Day project interfere with her brother's band rehearsal? (6-8)

Paperbacks in Spanish

¡Ataque de las hormigas! (Ant Attack!) by Anne James, illus. by Anthony Lewis ($5.95, 5-7); and ¿Qué es ese sonido?(What's That Sound?) by Mary Lawrence, illus. by Lynn Adams; Vino del espacio (It Came from Outer Space) by Henry Barker, illus. by Barry Gott; and El caso de Vivian la vampira (The Case of Vampire Vivian) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Amy Wummer ($5.95 each, 6-8), all trans. by Alma Ramirez.


Singing to the Sun ($16.95) by Vivian French, illus. by Jackie Morris. Though his parents are obsessed with money and power, Thorfinn follows his heart. (All ages)

Something for School ($15.95) by Hyun Young Lee. What does a girl do when she is mistaken for a boy? (3-6)

There's No Such Thing as Ghosts! ($13.95) by Emmanuelle Eeckhout. A boy searches for the ghosts his mother tells him haunt an old house. (3-6)

The Little Big Book of Happy Sadness ($15.95) by Colin Thompson. A boy finds his soul mate at the local pound. (4-8)

The Story of Growl ($15.95) by Judy Horacek. What is a purple monster to do when she's not allowed to growl? (4-8)

Wombat and Fox ($13.95) by Terry Denton. Two animal pals get into mischief. (6-10)

Snake and Lizard ($14.95) by Joy Cowley, illus. by Gavin Bishop, spotlights the friendship between a snake and a lizard in a desert. (6-10)

Paperback Series

The Wickit Chronicles launches with Ely Plot and Fen Gold by Joan Lennon ($5.95 each, 7-11). And Jack Russell: Dog Detective adds The Kitnapped Creature by Darrel and Sally Odgers ($4.95, 7-11).

Paperback Series in Spanish

Libros del mundo presents Los hermanitos son... (Little Brothers Are...) and Las Hermanitas son... (Little Sisters Are...) by Beth Norling ($4.95 each, up to 6).


Goodnight Sh'ma ($5.95) by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Melanie Hall. In this board book, a child says a traditional Jewish prayer at bedtime. (1-4)

Where Shabbat Lives ($5.95) by Jan Goldin Fabiyi, illus. by Sue Rama, is a board book about a family celebrating this holiday. (1-4)

Harvest of Light ($15.95) by Allison Ofanansky, photos by Eliyahu Allpern. An Israeli family uses oil pressed from olives from its grove to light the menorah. (2-6)

Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illus. by Shahar Kober. A train heads to Jerusalem, collecting goodies to celebrate the Jewish New Year. (3-7)

Jodie's Hanukkah Dig ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Anna Levine, illus. by Ksenia Topaz. A girl and her father join an archeological dig in Modi-in. (3-7)

The Wedding That Saved a Town ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Yale Strom, illus. by Jenya Prosmitsky. When klezmer musicians come to town for a wedding, they must find a groom. (5-10)


Ziz continues with The Princess and the Ziz by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn ($17.95, paper $7.95, 3-7).


Puddin', Jeffrey and Leah ($6.95) by Wade Hudson, illus. by Nancy Devard, is the first title in a board book series starring three toddlers. (up to 3)

Prayers for the Smallest Hands ($6.95) by Lauriece Hudson, photos by Stephan Hudson. This prayer collection features multicultural children. (4-8)

It's Church Going Time ($16.95) by Wade Hudson, illus. by Peter Ambush. A woman tells her grandson about the rewarding experience of going to church. (4-8)


From Where I Stand: In the City ($6.95) by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illus. by Nancy Devard, explores a busy city from a child's perspective. (4-8)

Paperback Series

I Love To starts up with Clothes I Love to Wear by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Places I Love to Go by Wade Hudson, both illus. by Laura Freeman ($3.99 each, 4-8).


(PGW, dist.)

Alligator Pie, Silverly/Good Night, Good Night and Willoughby Wallaby Woo ($7.95 each) by Dennis Lee, illus. by Nora Hilb, are board books presenting poems by Toronto's first poet laureate. (up to 5)

Numbers ($14.95) by David Poulsen. A teen challenges his teacher's version of WWII history. (12-up)

The Ghosts of Varus ($14.95) by John Wilson is an historical novel about the ancient Battle of Teutoburg Forest. (12-up)


Ghosthunters: The Proof That Ghosts Exist ($6.95) by Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman launches a trilogy about siblings working to protect their father from a family curse. (10-up)

The Freak III ($7.95) by Carol Matas concludes the trilogy that began with The Freak and Visions. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Lawrence High Yearbook issues Cowboy Cool and Jeremy's Song by David Poulsen ($5.95 each, 12-up).


Berkeley's Barn Owl Dance ($16.95) by Tera Johnson, illus. by Tania Howells. An owl prepares to leave the nest. (3-7)

Chester's Back! ($18.95) by Mélanie Watt brings back the strong-willed feline protagonist of Chester. (4-8)

Sir Reginald's Logbook ($17.95) by Matt Hammill. With the help of his imagination, a man journeys to the jungle. (5-9)

Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World ($16.95) by the editors of Yes magazine takes a look at robots of the past, present and future. (8-12)

Gotcha!: 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends ($16.95) by David Acer, illus. by Stephen MacEachern, examines age-old mysteries of illusion. (8-12)

Who Discovered America? ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Valerie Wyatt takes a trip through time to answer this question. (8-12)

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers? ($14.95) by Elizabeth MacLeod compiles cat facts, stories and legends. (8-12)

No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure ($16.95) by Susan Hughes, illus. by Willow Dawson, profiles seven women who disguised themselves as men, in graphic novel format. (9-12)

The Landing ($17.95, paper $7.95) by John Ibbitson. Ben longs to escape from his rural hometown and pursue his dream of being a musician. (12-up)

My Mother Is a French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-Up Life ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Colleen Sydor tells of the rocky relationship between a teen and her mother. (12-up)


Looking Closely offers Looking Closely Across the Desert and Looking Closely Inside the Garden by Frank Serafini ($16.95, 4-7). Kids Can Read adds Looking at Wild Cats by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Nancy Gray Ogle ($14.95, paper $3.95, 5-6); Secret Spies by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Pat Cupples ($14.95, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Thomas Edison by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Andrej Krystoforski; and MacLeod's Samuel de Champlain, illus. by John Mantha ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). Joining Martin Bridge is The Sky's the Limit! by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illus. by Joseph Kelly ($15.95, paper $6.95, 7-10). The Mad Misadventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones continues with The Island of Mad Scientists by Howard Whitehouse, illus. by Bill Slavin ($17.95, paper $7.95, 9-12). Visions in Poetry delivers My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault ($17.95, 10-up). And Planet Girl issues Everywear by Ellen Warwick, illus. by Bernice Lum ($14.95, 10-up).


Don't Kiss the Frog! Princess Stories with Attitude ($14.95) by Fiona Waters gives six fairy tales a modern twist. (4-8)

Charles Darwin ($16.95) by Alan Gibbons, illus. by Leo Brown, chronicles this naturalist's life and work. (6-10)

Fabulous and Monstrous Beasts ($16.95) by Belinda Weber examines mythical creatures and real-life monsters behind the myths. (6-10)

The Kingfisher Book of Classic Animal Stories ($19.95), selected by Sally Grindley, collects 16 tales by Aesop, Rudyard Kipling, Laura Ingalls Wilder and others. (6-10)

Explore ($22.95) by Sean Callery, Clive Gifford and Mike Goldsmith is a thematically arranged encyclopedia on topics that include earth science, animals, science and communication. (9-12)

Scene of the Crime ($15.95) by Malcolm Rose, illus. by Dave Hill, challenges readers to solve a murder mystery. (9-12)


Big Shiny Machines rolls out Hard at Work, On the Farm, On the Go and Racing Along, illus. by Ant Parker ($5.95 each, 1-3). I Wonder Why (Flip the Flaps) adds Baby Animals by Hannah Wilson and Creepy-Crawlies by Karen Wallace, both illus. by Tudor Humphries ($7.99 each, 3-6). Ask Dr. K. Fisher About... releases Reptiles by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Kate Sheppard ($10.99, 4-8). And Navigators gains Human Body by Miranda Smith, Killer Creatures by Llewellyn and Stars & Planets by Mike Goldsmith ($10.99 each, 9-12).


Biology ($8.95) by Dan Green, created and illus. by Simon Basher. This follow-up to The Periodic Table and Physics has manga-style illustrations. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Quick Draw by Peter Bull offers Flowers & Plants and Transportation ($5.99 each, 4-8). And Zodiac Girls welcomes Star Child by Cathy Hopkins ($5.99, 9-12).


(PGW, dist.)

One ($16.95) by Kathryn Otoshi underscores the importance of tolerance and acceptance of each other's differences. (3-up)


(NBN, dist.)


You Grow Girl! A Self-Empowering Workbook for Tweens and Teens ($15.95) by Gina Scarano-Osika and Kim Dever-Johnson aims to help readers build self-esteem. (9-16)


(Consortium, dist.)


Billy and the Birdfrogs ($9.99) by B.B. Wurge. A boy and his grandmother discover a secret world beneath New York City inhabited by mysterious creatures. (8-12)


Titles in Spanish

Olivia se prepara para la Navidad (Olivia Helps with Christmas) ($16.99) by Ian Falconer, trans. by Teresa Mlawer. Olivia and her family celebrate Christmas. (5-6)

El lorito pelón (The Featherless Parrot) ($15.99) by Hilda Perera, illus. by Rapi Diego and Martha Flores. A Puerto Rican parrot is transplanted to a Chicago apartment. (6-8)

Yoruga la tortuga y otros cuentos (Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories) ($15.99) by Dr. Seuss, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti. This Seuss classic teaches lessons about vanity and egotism. (7-8)

El diario de Greg, un renacuajo (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) ($13.99) by Jeff Kinney, trans. by Esteban Morán, is a “novel in cartoons” about middle-school life. (9-12)

Series in Spanish

La casa del árbol (Magic Tree House) offers Esta noche en el Titanic (Tonight on the Titanic), Búfalos antes del desayuno (Buffalo Before Breakfast), Tigres al anochecer (Tigers at Twilight) and Perros salvajes a la hora de la cena (Dingoes at Dinnertime) by Mary Pope Osborne, trans. by Marcela Brovelli, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.95 each, 7-9).


No Mush Today ($16.95) by Sally Derby, illus. by Nicole Tadgell. A girl who rebels against eating mush for breakfast seeks solace with Grandma. (4-8)

Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars ($16.95) by Mark Weston, illus. by Katie Yamasaki, relates the life story of Japanese manufacturer and businessman Soichiro Honda. (6-11)

Howard Thurman's Great Hope ($16.95) by Kai Jackson Issa, illus. by Arthur Dawson, recounts the boyhood of this philosopher and civil rights leader. (6-11)

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby ($17.95) by Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Robert McGuire, is a biography of jockey Jimmy Winkfield. (6-11)

Sharing Our Homeland ($18.95) by Trish Marx, photos by Cindy Karp, is a photo-essay about Jewish and Palestinian children at Camp Peace in Israel. (6-11)

Bird ($18.95) by Zetta Elliot, illus. by Shadra Strickland. A boy uses drawing as a creative outlet as he struggles with family problems. (8-12)

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty ($18.95) by G. Neri, illus. by Randy DuBurke, is a graphic novel about an 11-year-old gang member. (11-up)

Alicia Afterimage ($19.95) by Lulu Delacre. Teenage friends of the author's daughter offer remembrances after her death. (12-up)

Paperback in Spanish

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico!: Americas' Sproutings ($7.95) by Pat Mora, illus. by Rafael López, collects haiku celebrating food native to the Americas. (5-11)


Late for School! ($16.95) by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa. Late for school, Mr. Bungles tries various modes of transportation. (4-8)

I Know an Old Teacher ($16.95) by Anne Bowen, illus. by Stephen Gammell, offers a spin on the song “I Know an Old Lady.” (5-9)

Class Three at Sea ($16.95) by Julia Jarman, illus. by Lynne Chapman, is a sequel to Class Two at the Zoo. (5-9)

Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret ($16.95) by Freddi Williams Evans, illus. by Erin Bennett Banks. A young slave keeps watch as his family worships in secret. (5-9)

Angel Girl ($16.95) by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Ofra Amit. A girl risks her life for a Jewish boy in a Nazi concentration camp in this tale based on the lives of Herman and Roma Rosenblat. (7-11)

My Cousin, the Alien ($16.95) by Pamela F. Service, illus. by Mike Gorman, begins the Alien Agent series, about Zach, a kid whose cousin believes he is an alien. (9-12).

Mousetraps ($17.95) by Pat Schmatz, illus. by Bill Hauser. After vanishing from her life, Maxie's former friend turns up at her high school. (12-18)


Mallory is back in Step Fourth, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis ($15.95, 7-11).



The Art of Freedom: How Artists See America ($9.95) by Bob Raczka views America through the work of 18 artists. (4-8)

Bedroom Makeover Crafts ($7.95) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Nicole in den Bosch, offers tips for fixing up girls' bedrooms. (7-11)


Paperback Series

Twisted Journeys issues Vampire Hunt by Dan Jolley, illus. by Gregory Titus; and Jolley's Alien Incident on Planet J, illus. by Matt Wendt ($7.95 each, 9-13). And Graphic Myths and Legends offers Arthur & Lancelot: The Fight for Camelot by Jeff Limke, illus. by Thomas Yeates; Beowulf: Monster Slayer by Paul Storrie, illus. by Ron Randall; Odysseus: Escaping Poseidon's Curse by Jolley, illus. by Yeates; Sinbad: Sailing into Peril by Marie Croall, illus. by Clint Hilinski; and Theseus: Battling the Minotaur by Limke, illus. by John McCrea ($8.95 each, 9-14).


Splitting the Herd: A Corral of Odds and Evens ($16.95) by Trudy Harris, illus. by Russell Julian. Two ranchers use odd and even numbers to count their herds. (5-8)

Used Any Numbers Lately? ($16.95) by Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman, illus. by Vicky Enright, looks at the ways we use numbers every day. (5-9)

On the Scale, a Weighty Tale ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable, uses rhymes and illustrations to introduce measurement units. (5-9)

Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk: More About Synonyms ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable, presents verse spotlighting synonyms. (7-11)

“Mrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks” and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Science Facts ($16.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by J.P. Sandy, offers tips for remembering science info. (9-12)


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Safely Through the Night ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Elena Pasquali, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic. A moonbeam whisks Emily from her bed. (up to 5)

The Time-for-Bed Angel ($14.95) by Ronica Stromberg, illus. by Kristina Stephenson. His guardian angel protects a mischievous boy until bedtime. (3-5)

An Arkful of Animal Prayers ($9.95) by Sophie Piper, illus. by Tina Macnaughton, offers prayers for animals and habitats. (3-7)

Growing Green: A Young Person's Guide to Taking Care of the Planet ($12.95) by Christina Goodings, illus. by Masumi Furukawa, suggests small ways kids can make a big difference. (5-7)


(B&T, dist.)

In the Company of Whispers ($22) by Sallie Lowenstein. In 2047, a teen’s 98-year-old grandmother shares memories of her childhood in Burma. (14-up)


America: The Making of a Nation ($19.99) by Charlie Samuels commemorates the nation's history, culture and influential individuals. (All ages)

Fanny ($16.99) by Holly Hobbie centers on a girl who makes her own doll, from the Toot and Puddle creator. (3-6)

South ($14.99) by Patrick McDonnell. In this wordless tale, sharing enables two animals to communicate. (3-6)

The Day Leo Said “I Hate You!” by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Molly Bang. What happens when a boy is angry at a parent who has said “no” all day? (3-6)

Wabi Sabi ($16.99) by Mark Reibstein, illus. by Ed Young. A cat searches for the meaning of her name. (3-6)

Night's Nice ($12.99) by Barbara Emberley, illus. by Ed Emberley, is a gift edition of this 1962 bedtime tale. (3-6)

Billy Bones: A Tale from the Secrets Closet ($10.99) by Christopher Lincoln, illus. by Avi Ofer. Billy and his skeleton family file away a family's dark secrets. (8-12)

Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut! ($16.99) by Paul Feig. After taking off in his homemade rocket, Ignatius journeys to another frequency. (8-12)

Phenomena: Secrets of the Senses ($16.99) by Donna Jackson explores sensory perception and capabilities. (8-12)

Every Soul a Star ($15.99) by Wendy Mass. Three youngsters who meet while viewing a solar eclipse learn about friendship. (8-12)

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late ($16.99) by Pseudonymous Bosch is a sequel to The Name of This Book Is Secret. (8-12)

ghostgirl ($17.99) by Tonya Hurley. An outcast finally achieves the high-school popularity she wanted—after she's dead. (12-up)

The Devouring ($16.99) by Simon Holt introduces a heroine who battles demonic creatures that feast on fear. (12-up)

Burn ($16.99) by Suzanne Phillips is a novel about a bullied freshman who kills another student. (12-up)

Diary of a Chav ($16.99) by Grace Dent. In this novel, a British teen ditches her lower-class status. (15-up)


Priscilla returns in Priscilla and the Great Santa Search by Nathaniel Hobbie, illus. by Jocelyn Hobbie ($16.99, 3-6). Willow Buds adds When Toady Met Ratty by Mary Jane Begin ($14.99, 3-6). And The Demonata by Darren Shan issues Death's Shadow ($16.99, 15-up).

Paperback Series

Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features continues with Curse of the Kitty Litter by Kirk Scroggs ($3.99, 6-9). New from Matt ChristopherSports Series for Kids are Legendary Sports Events: The Olympics, Football Double Threat, On the Court with... LeBron James and On the Field with... Peyton and Eli Manning ($4.99 each, 8-12). James Patterson's Maximum Ride offers The Final Warning ($7.99, 10-up). And Patterson's Daniel X appears in The Dangerous Days of Daniel X ($7.99, 10-up) and the graphic novel Daniel X: Alien Hunter ($9.99, 10-up).


My Halloween Treats: Lift-the-Flap & Scratch-and-Sniff ($5.99) by Alex Toys, illus. by Pattie Silver-Thompson, is an interactive holiday tale. (up to 3)

Glad Monster, Sad Monster ($10.99) by Anne Miranda, illus. by Ed Emberley, reissues this book with seven punch-out monster masks. (3-6)

Hanukkah! ($8.99) by Roni Schotter, illus. by Marylin Hafner, is a gift edition of this holiday tale. (3-6)

The Beginners Guide to Bears ($14.99) by Gillian Shields, illus. by Sebastian Braun, tells how to take care of teddy bears. (3-6)


Snuggle-Me Stories adds Little Angel by Sandra Magsamen ($7.99, up to 3). And Paw Pals welcomes Santa Paws by Rachael Hale ($6.99, up to 3).


Paperback Series

The Clique Summer Collection welcomes Kristen and Claire ($6.99 each, 12-up). Poseur by Rachel Maude offers The Good, the Fab, and the Ugly by Rachel Maude ($9.99, 13-up). Gossip Girl: The Carlyles issues You Just Can't Get Enough by Cecily von Ziegesar ($10.99, 15-up). And von Ziegesar's The It Girl adds Infamous ($9.99, 15-up).


Breaking Dawn ($21.99) by Stephenie Meyer is the fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga. (12-up)

Twilight Collector's Edition ($30) by Stephenie Meyer is a special edition with a ribbon bookmark, cloth cover and other new features. (12-up)


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

The Goblins Picnic ($9.95) by Jonathan Reed, illus. by David Heinrich, is a lift-the-flap tale starring spooky characters. (1-3)

Babies ($9.95) by David Bedford, illus. by Leonie Worthington. Readers lift flaps to find baby animals. (2-5)

Lucy Goosey ($15.95) by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ann James. When it's time for Lucy to fly south for the winter, she must overcome her greatest fear. (2-5)

Two Tough Teddies ($14.95) by Kilmenny Niland. Two abandoned teddy bears search for a new owner. (3-5)

Fly, Kite, Fly: The Story of Leonardo and a Bird Catcher ($15.95) by John Winch. Giacomo finds an innovative way to catch a prized bird. (5-7)


Girl, Hero ($16.95) by Carrie Jones. Liliana writes letters to John Wayne to help her cope with family and school problems. (13-up)

Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player ($16.95) by Antony John. A boy becomes entangled in a senior-year ritual. (13-up)


Band Geek Love ($9.95) by Josie Bloss. A girl in the school band falls for the new guy in her trumpet section. (13-up)

Nothing ($9.95) by Robin Friedman. The most popular guy in school secretly battles bulimia. (13-up)

Swimming with the Sharks ($9.95) by Debbie Reed Fischer. Will Peyton's efforts to fit in with the cheerleading squad lead to social ostracism? (13-up)

Remember This ($9.95) by S.T. Underdahl. A teen struggles to gain independence while her grandmother, who has Alzheimer's, fights to retain hers. (13-up)

Dead Girl Walking ($9.95) by Linda Joy Singleton. Amber astral projects into the body of a girl who attempted suicide. (13-up)

At Face Value ($9.95) by Emily Franklin offers a take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story. (13-up)

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception ($9.95) by Maggie Stiefvater. A teenage girl is drawn to a fairy assassin. (13-up)

The Way He Lived ($9.95) by Emily Wing Smith. When a boy dies hiking, six classmates consider what he meant to their town. (13-up)


(Orca, dist.)

Lemon the Duck ($19.95) by Laura Backman, illus. by Laurence Cleyet-Merle. Students and a teacher care for a class pet with neurological problems. (4-6)

Our Powerful Planet: The Curious Kid's Guide to Tornadoes, Earthquakes, and Other Phenomena ($16.95) by Tim O'Shei, illus. by Karl Edwards, examines extreme weather. (7-9)


Posing as Ashley ($10.95) by Kimberly Joy Peters. Ashley tries to break into modeling in this follow-up to Painting Caitlyn. (13-up)

They Call Me Red ($10.95) by Christina Kilbourne is a fictional account of human trafficking through the eyes of a boy. (15-up)

Paperback Series

Max-a-Million adds Max the Business Man by Trina Wiebe ($6.95, 7-9). Zibby Payne returns in Zibby Payne & the Red Carpet Revolt by Alison Bell ($6.95, 8-10). And Grim Hill continues with The Secret Deepens by Linda DeMeulemeester ($10.95, 9-12).


(PGW, dist.)

Paperback Series

Jean-Michel Cousteau Presents releases The Secrets of the Polar Regions by Barbara Wilson and Vicki León ($9.95, 9-up).