MACMILLAN/FARRAR, STRAUS, AND GIROUX
Thelonius Mouse ($16.99) by Orel Protopopescu, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf. A dancing mouse finds a feline musical partner. (3-6)
Forsythia & Me ($16.99) by Vincent X. Kirsch. Two talented children find they are best at being best friends. (4-8)
The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town ($16.99) by Mary Casanova, illus. by Ard Hoyt. When a jittery outlaw comes to town, Sam knows how to calm him down. (4-8)
Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story ($17.99) by Thomas F. Yezerski is a history of this New Jersey urban wetlands area. (5-8)
Fractions = Trouble! ($15.99) by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas, is a sequel to 7 x 9 = Trouble! (7-10)
Wild Life ($16.99) by Cynthia DeFelice. When Erik’s parents are deployed to the Middle East, he goes to live with his grandparents in North Dakota. (8-12)
Death Cloud ($16.99) by Andrew Lane introduces a teenage Sherlock Holmes. (12-up)
If I Could Fly ($16.99) by Judith Ortiz Cofer is a novel based on Cofer’s short story collection, An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio. (12-up)
My Life Undecided ($16.99) by Jessica Brody. A girl notorious for making bad decisions puts her fate in the hands of blog readers. (12-up)
Tove Jansson’s Moomin stars in Moomin’s Little Book of Numbers and Moomin’s Little Book of Words ($5.99 each, 1-3); and Moomin’s Lift-the-Flap Hide and Seek ($6.99, 1-3). Rotten Ralph returns in Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel ($16.99, 6-8). And The Children of the Crow Cove continues with Tink by Bodil Bredsdorff, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick-Dyssegaard ($16.99, 8-12).
Felicity & Cordelia: A Tale of Two Bunnies ($16.99) by Lisa Jahn-Clough spotlights the friendship between a worrywart and an adventure seeker. (4-8)
Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World ($16.99) by Allan Drummond tells how a small island in Denmark became energy independent. (6-10)
Hidden ($16.99) by Helen Frost. Six years after being kidnapped in a stolen car, Wren meets her kidnapper’s daughter, which unleashes memories of the incident. (10-14)
The Pull of Gravity ($16.99) by Gae Polisner. After his best friend dies, Nick and the girl he wishes were his girlfriend go on a road trip. (12-up)
MACMILLAN/FEIWEL AND FRIENDS
At the Beach and At the Park ($5.99) by Salina Yoon launch a series of concept board books with die cuts. (1-3)
Harry & Hopper ($16.99) by Margaret Wild, illus. by Freya Blackwood. When his beloved dog dies, Harry has a hard time letting go. (2-5)
Tumford the Terrible ($16.99) by Nancy Tillman features a mischievous cat that refuses to say “I’m sorry.” (3-5)
Princess Zelda and the Frog ($16.99) by Carol Gardner, photos by Shane Young. Zelda the bulldog stars in this tale based on The Princess and the Frog. (4-8)
Tweenie Genie: Genie in Training ($12.99) by Meredith Badger is the first novel in a series about an aspiring genie. (7-9)
The Midnight Gate ($17.99) by Helen Stringer is a sequel to Spellbinder. (9-12)
Angel in My Pocket ($16.99) by Ilene Cooper. A coin with an angel on it brings positive change to the lives of four middle schoolers. (10-14)
Enclave ($16.99) by Ann Aguirre. Will two teens living in a dystopian subterranean world find a safe haven? (12-up)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ($16.99) by Catherynne Valente, illus. by Anna Juan, is a fantasy quest that was originally serialized online. (10-14)
The Girl Who Became a Beatle ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Greg Taylor. When Regina’s wish to be as famous as the Beatles comes true, she learns the truth about being a celebrity. (11-up)
Anya’s War ($16.99) by Andrea Alban. As WWII is brewing, a Jewish family in Odessa seeks refuge in Shanghai. (12-up)
Don’t Stop Now ($16.99) by Julie Halpern. Before leaving for college, Lillian wants to discover if she and her best friend Josh have a chance as a couple. (13-up)
The Breyer Horse Collection adds Mercury’s Flight: The Story of a Lipizzaner Stallion by Annie Wedekind ($16.99, paper $5.99, 8-up). And Killer Pizza continues with The Slice by Greg Taylor ($16.99, 10-14).
Wind Dancers issues A Horse’s Best Friend, Merry-Go-Horses, Horsey Trails, and Magic Horses—or Not? by Sibley Miller, illus. by Tara Chang and Jo Gershman ($6.99 each, 6-9). And Wereling gains Dark Moon by Steve Feasey ($9.99, 12-up).
Shout! Shout It Out! ($16.99) by Denise Fleming. This concept book encourages children to shout out what they know. (2-6)
Stop Snoring, Bernard! ($16.99) by Zachariah OHora introduces an otter that loves to sleep—noisily. (3-7)
A Cat Like That ($16.99) by Wendy Wahman. How would a cat like his human to treat him? (3-8)
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku ($16.99) by Lee Wardlaw, illus. by Eugene Yelchin, tells of a cat’s adoption from a shelter. (4-8)
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm ($16.99) by Jon Katz introduces this farm’s four canines. (4-8)
Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship ($16.99) by Bhagavan Antle with Thea Feldman, photos by Barry Bland. An orangutan and a dog become best friends. (4-8)
Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace ($16.99) by Anna Grossnickle Hines presents poems illustrated by handmade quilts. (4-8)
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People ($16.99) by Monica Brown, illus. by Julie Paschkis, is a picture book biography of this Chilean poet. (6-9)
Maybelle at the Fair ($16.99) by Katie Speck, illus. by Paul Rátz de Tagyos, is a follow-up to Maybelle in the Soup and Maybelle Goes to Tea. (7-10)
Escape by Night: A Civil War Adventure ($14.99) by Laurie Myers, illus. by Amy June Bates. A boy and his dog help an injured Yankee soldier and a slave escape to freedom. (8-12)
How to Die of Embarrassment Every Day ($16.99) by Ann Hodgman. The author reflects on her awkward childhood. (8-up)
Bongo Fishing ($16.99) by Thacher Hurd. Jason travels into space with aliens. (9-12)
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck ($16.99) by Margarita Engle focuses on the first pirates in Cuba and the Tainos who helped them. (12-up)
Ruby Red ($16.99) by Kerstin Gier, trans. by Anthea Bell. In this debut book of a trilogy first published in Germany, a teen travels back to the last century. (12-up)
Then ($16.99) by Morris Gleitzman. This sequel to Once continues the tale of two runaways in Nazi-occupied Poland. (12-up)
My First Readers gains Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (2-8) and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (4-7) by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Eric Carle ($8.99 each). And The Sherlock Files adds The Missing Heir by Tracy Barrett ($15.99, 8-12).
Monkey Truck ($12.99) by Michael Slack centers on a hybrid monkey/truck that comes to the aid of jungle animals. (2-4)
Are You Awake? ($12.99) by Sophie Blackall reveals bedtime negotiations between a child and parent. (2-5)
Cloudette ($16.99) by Tom Lichtenheld. A cloud determined to do something important starts a storm that helps create a pond for a frog. (3-7)
Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World ($16.99) by Margi Preus, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon, spotlights important trees. (5-8)
Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs ($16.99) by Gene Barretta. An animal musical ensemble stars in this story introducing homographs. (5-8)
Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish ($16.99) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Joan Paley, describes a starfish’s activities. (5-9)
Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol ($16.99) by Bonnie Christensen chronicles the artist’s transformation from sickly child to Pop Art icon. (6-9)
Missing on Superstition Mountain ($15.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo. This tale about a mountain where people disappear launches a trilogy. (8-12)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World ($18.99) by Penny Colman spotlights these women’s rights pioneers. (12-up)
Piper Reed returns in Piper Reed, Rodeo Star by Kimberly Willis Holt, illus. by Christine Davenier ($15.99, 8-11).
The Abandoned Lighthouse ($15.99) by Albert Lamb, illus. by David McPhail. A boy and a bear discover an abandoned lighthouse. (4-8)
Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word ($16.99) by Bob Raczka, illus. by Nancy Doniger. Letters from a word are used to make a vertical poem about that word. (8-12)
Long Short Story ($16.99) by Siobhan Parkinson. When his mother hits his little sister, Jono decides it’s time for the siblings to run away. (12-up)
Saxby Smart, Private Detective releases The Pirate’s Blood and Other Case Files by Simon Cheshire, illus. by R.W. Alley ($15.99, 9-12). And The Agora Trilogy continues with The Children of the Lost by David Whitley ($16.99, 11-14).
To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story ($19.99) by Casey Scieszka, illus. by Steven Weinberg, is a memoir chronicling postcollege travels. (14-up)
MACMILLAN/ROARING BROOK/FIRST SECOND
Zita the Spacegirl ($10.99) by Ben Hatke. Stranded on an alien planet, will Zita be able to save her friend? (8-14)
Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity ($9.99) by Dave Roman. A new student at Astronaut Academy discovers his past as a teen superhero is catching up with him. (10-14)
Anya’s Ghost ($15.99) by Vera Brosgol. Anya’s new ghost friend wants to be her only friend—forever. (12-up)
Level Up ($15.99) by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Thien Pham. Dennis must decide whether to follow his father’s dreams for him—to become a doctor—or his own. (12-up)
MACMILLAN/ROARING BROOK/FLASH POINT
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition ($18.99) by Karen Blumenthal offers a history of Prohibition from its institution to eventual abolition. (12-up)
Actual Times presents Gold! Gold from the American River!: January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Beganby Don Brown ($17.99, 6-10).
Bee & Bird ($16.99) by Craig Frazier. A bee and a bird share an adventure. (2-6)
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat ($16.99) by Philip Christian Stead. Searching for his lost teddy bear, a boy takes to the sea. (3-8)
Tyrannosaurus Dad ($16.99) by Liz Rosenberg, illus. by Matthew Myers, is the story of a boy whose father is a dinosaur. (4-6)
Prudence Wants a Pet ($16.99) by Cathleen Daly, illus. by Stephen Michael King. A girl decides to adopt a branch as a pet. (4-7)
Underground ($16.99) by Shane W. Evans explores the workings of the underground railroad. (4-8)
Seven Fathers ($16.99) by Ashley Ramsden, illus. by Ed Young, concerns a young traveler seeking lodging for the night. (4-8)
Oh, Harry! ($16.99) by Maxine Kumin, illus. by Barry Moser, centers on a mischievous boy and the horse who gives him his comeuppance. (4-8)
Flirt Club ($15.99) by Cathleen Daly. Eighth-grade girls devise an unusual way to meet boys. (7-up)
Bad Kitty makes a return appearance in Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel ($13.99, 7-10).
Riley Bloom stars in Shimmer by Alyson Noël ($7.99, 9-12).
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Nursery Alice ($17.99) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Sir John Tenniel, is a picture book introducing the world of Wonderland. (3-5)
Emergency Rescue! ($10.99) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Christyan Fox, features pop-up emergency vehicles. (3-5)
Time Pirates: Kraken Attack! ($24.99) by Mike Brownlow, illus. by Corina Fletcher. The Time Pirates journey to the underwater city of Atlantis. (5-7)
Moon Zoo ($8.99) by Carol Ann Duffy, illus. by Joel Stewart, is the story of a lunar zoo and an alien zookeeper. (3-5)
Underwater Farmyard ($8.99) by Carol Ann Duffy, illus. by Joel Stewart. This bedtime tale is set on an underwater farm. (3-5)
My Fairy Magic School ($24.99) by Maggie Bateson, illus. by Louise Comfort. Fairies participate in a spell competition in this pop-up book with press-out pieces. (5-7)
The Red Dress ($7.99) by Gaby Halberstam. After arguing with her mother, a Johannesburg teen boards a train and ends up in the South African wilderness. (9-12)
History Spies welcomes Escape from Vesuvius and Search for the Sphinx by Jo Foster ($7.99 each, 9-12).
MACMILLAN UK/CAMPBELL BOOKS
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Rainy Day Doodles ($15.99) by Anja Boretzki offers doodling instructions. (5-9)
Russell’s World: A Story for Kids About Autism ($14.95, paper $9.95) by Charles Amenta III, illus. by Monika Pollack, reveals the challenges and joys of living with an autistic child. (4-8)
Shy Spaghetti and Excited Eggs: A Kid’s Menu of Feelings ($14.95, paper $9.95) by Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata, illus. by Christine Battuz, uses a restaurant metaphor to help readers identify and deal with their emotions. (4-8)
Max Archer, Kid Detective: The Case of the Wet Bed ($14.95, paper $9.95) by Howard Bennett, illus. by Spike Gerrell, provides clues to help solve bedwetting problems. (6-10)
On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD ($14.95) by Patricia Quinn and Theresa Laurie Maitland, illus. by Bryan Ische, advises on preparing for college. (14-up)
Allie’s World: Block Party ($8.95) by Karen Valentin, illus. by Michelle Dorenkamp. Will rain spoil the neighborhood block party Allie’s been anxiously awaiting? (4-8)
Aloha for Carol Ann ($8.95) by Margo Sorenson, illus. by Priscilla Burris. After moving, a girl finds that her new home and friends can be as special as the old. (4-8)
MARION STREET PRESS
Animal Cracker Uppers debuts with Super Funny Animal Jokes and Wild and Wacky Animal Jokes by Richard Lederer and James Ertner ($4.95 each, 9-12).
The Hiccupotamus ($7.99) by Aaron Zenz is a board book introducing a hippo with hiccups. (1-3)
My Kitten ($15.99) by Margaret O’Hair, illus. by Tammie Lyon, shows what fun a kitten can be. (3-7)
The Pink Party ($16.99) by Maryann Macdonald, illus. by Judy Stead. Two pink-loving girls try to outdo each other. (3-8)
How to Hug ($16.99) by Maryann Macdonald, illus. by Jana Christy Mitchell, depicts such hugs as bear hugs and octopus hugs. (3-8)
Check It Out! Reading, Finding, Helping ($16.99) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Nancy Speir, uncovers a day in the life of a librarian. (3-8)
The Last Day of Kindergarten ($16.99) by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa. A girl worried about first grade wishes it were the first day of kindergarten. (4-6)
Soccer Hour ($16.99) by Carol Nevius, illus. by Bill Thomson, is a story about playing soccer. (4-8)
Ferret Fun ($17.99) by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illus. by Paul Rátz de Tagyos. Two ferrets try to dodge a cat that thinks they’re rats. (4-8)
Super-Dragon ($16.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Doug Holgate. The smallest dragon in the family proves he’s a champ. (4-8)
My Dog Jack Is Fat ($16.99) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Michael Rex. Carson gets fatter as diet and exercise make his dog thinner. (4-8)
Bug and Bear: A Story of True Friendship ($17.99) by Ann Bonwill, illus. by Layn Marlow. Bear learns to appreciate his best friend. (4-8)
The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale ($17.99) by Lucine Kasbarian, illus. by Maria Zaikina. A sparrow’s greed gets the best of him. (4-8)
Pond Walk ($17.99) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. At the pond, Buddy Bear and his mother learn about wildlife. (4-8)
Mother Goose Picture Puzzles ($17.99) by Will Hillenbrand. In place of words, pictures tell familiar rhymes. (5-8)
Octopus Soup ($16.99) by Mercer Mayer. A baby octopus searches for adventure in this wordless tale. (5-8)
How to Teach a Slug to Read ($16.99) by Susan Pearson, illus. by David Slonim. A boy helps Mama Slug teach Little Slug how to read. (5-8)
Sophie’s Lovely Locks ($16.99) by Erica Villnave. Sophie donates her long hair to a child who needs it. (5-8)
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep? ($15.99) by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Laura J. Bryant, is a companion to Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? (5-9)
Princess Peepers Picks a Pet ($16.99) by Pam Calvert, illus. by Tuesday Mourning, is a follow-up to Princess Peepers. (5-9)
Hatch! ($17.99) by Roxie Munro examines birds, their eggs, and nests. (5-11)
Odd Ball: Hilarious, Unusual, and Bizarre Baseball Moments ($15.99) by Timothy Tocher, illus. by Stacy Curtis. Comic strips portray unusual baseball incidents. (8-11)
The Velveteen Rabbit ($17.99) by Margery Williams, illus. by Gennady Spirin, presents this classic story with new art. (8-12)
Crystal Bones ($17.99) by C. Aubrey Hall launches a fantasy trilogy about twins who discover a new destiny when their parents are murdered. (12-up)
Zitface ($16.99) by Emily Howse. A teenage actress’s life is turned upside-down when she develops acne. (12-up)
Memento Nora ($16.99) by Angie Smibert. A teen struggles to hold onto her memories and identity in a society that wants everyone to forget—and to shop. (13-up)
Pinwheel Books adds Mary Had a Little Lamb, Bed Hog, and Shoes for Me ($12.99 each, 3-7).
Marshall Cavendish Classics issues Meet Monster: Six Stories About the World’s Friendliest Monster by Ann Cook, illus. by Quentin Blake ($15.99, 5-9); and Kathleen, Please Come Home by Scott O’Dell ($16.99, 13-up). And Emma Dilemma reappears in Emma Dilemma, the Nanny, and the Best Horse Ever by Patricia Hermes ($15.99, 8-11).
Wonders of the World offers Statue of Liberty: A Tale of Two Countries by Elizabeth Mann, illus. by Alan Witschonke ($22.95, 9-up).
The Crepe Makers’ Bond ($16.95, paper $8) by Julie Crabtree is a novel about friendship, food, and surviving the last year of middle school. (9-14)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Baby Animals Pop! ($9.95) offers a pop-up look at five baby animals. (2-5)
African Animal Alphabet ($16.95) by Beverly and Dereck Joubert. Photos illustrate this animal ABC. (2-5)
National Geographic Little Kids Big Book of Why ($12.95) by Susan H. Magsamen. This Q&A book includes games, recipes, and crafts. (3-6)
National Geographic Little Kids Word Book ($15.95) introduces basic reading skills. (3-6)
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System ($18.95) by David A. Aguilar focuses on the planets, the sun, comets, and other bodies in the solar system. (8-12)
National Geographic Kids Almanac ($21.95) presents updated info about living on and caring for Earth. (8-up)
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom ($18.95) by Sue Macy explores ways in which the bicycle helped women improve their lives. (10-up)
Left for Dead: Growing Up in a Nazi Death Camp ($15.95) by Edith Eva Eger with Claudia Metcalfe chronicles a Holocaust survivor’s year in a concentration camp. (10-up)
Tornado! ($16.95) by Judy and Dennis Fradin includes first-person accounts of experiences with tornadoes and explanations of why they occur. (10-up)
National Geographic Kids Everything launches with Everything Castles by Crispin Boyer and Everything Cats by Elizabeth Carney ($15.95 each, 8-12); and Everything Rocks and Minerals by Steve Tomecek and Everything Sharks by Ruth Musgrave ($15.95 each, 10-14).
National Geographic Kids Favorite Animals ($9.95). This introduction to animals contains games and pull-out posters. (8-12)
Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy and Throw Out in Your Lifetime ($6.95) by Ellen Kirk examines human consumption and its impact on the environment. (8-12)
How to Survive Anything: Shark Attacks, Quicksand, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes and Other Perilous Situations ($14.95) by Rachel Buchholz is a humorous survival guide. (10-14)
New National Geographical Readers are Dinosaurs and Trains by Amy Shields ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Deadliest Animals by Melissa Stewart ($3.99, 6-8). A Day at the Beach by Jill Esbaum joins Picture the Seasons ($5.95, 4-8). National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun adds Book 2 by James Yamasaki, et al. ($6.99, 6-12). And Weird But True! continues with 300 Outrageous Facts ($6.95, 6-up).
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Let’s Talk welcomes Joni and the Fallen Star: Helping Children Learn Teamwork by Cindy Jett Pilon, illus. by John Hazard; and The Tale of the Teeny, Tiny Black Ant: Helping Children Learn Persistence by Teresa Allen, illus. by Tea Seroya ($9.95 each, 4-7).
NO STARCH PRESS
(O’Reilly Media, dist.)
The Book of Scratch ($29.95) by Howard Abrams and Matt Barringer offers a project-based approach to learning how to program with Scratch programming language. (8-up)
The Manga Guide to Relativity by Masafumi Yamamoto, et al. and The Manga Guide to the Universe by Kenji Ishikawa, et al. ($19.95 each) are cartoon guides to relativity; and astronomy. (12-up)
Soccer World welcomes Spain by Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg, illus. by Chad Thompson ($14.95, 7-10). And Build It Yourself adds Seven Wonders of the World: Discover Amazing Monuments to Civilization with 20 Projects by Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Farah Rizvi; and Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 25 Projects by Carla Mooney, illus. by Tom Casteel ($21.95 each, paper $15.95, 9-up).
Explore Your World gains Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments by Anita Yasuda, illus. by Bryan Stone ($12.95, 6-9).
Questions, Questions ($16.95) by Marcus Pfister. Thirteen couplets open children’s eyes to the mysteries of the natural world. (3-up)
My Wild Sister and Me ($16.95) by Iris Wewer relays the adventures of two siblings. (4-up)
Doggy Whys? ($16.95) by Lila Prap answers questions about canines. (4-up)
999 Tadpoles ($16.95) by Ken Kimura, illus. by Yasunari Murakami. Tadpoles fit perfectly into a small pond, but what happens when they grow into frogs? (4-up)
Clementine ($14.95) by Sebastian Loth. A snail dreams about going to the moon. (4-up)
Bambi ($16.95) by Felix Salten, illus. by Maja Dusíková, offers an adaptation of this story with new art. (4-up)
Seven Little Mice Go to School ($16.95) by Kazuo Iwamura. A mother mouse finds a way to get her reluctant offspring to go to school. (4-up)
Tuff Books debuts with Rainbow Fish and the Whaleby Marcus Pfister; When Mama Can’t Sleep by Christa Kempter, illus. by Natascha Rosenberg; Two Little Chicks by Valeri Gorbachev; and Owl Howl by Paul Freister, illus. by Philippe Goosens ($6.95 each, 3-up).
MICHAEL O’MARA/BUSTER BOOKS
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Immortal Doodles ($7.99) by Robert McPhillips provides instructions for drawing vampires and werewolves. (12-up)
Alligator, Bear, Crab: A Baby’s ABC ($9.95) by Lesley Wynne Pechter is an animal alphabet book. (1-3)
Wellington’s Rainy Day ($19.95) by Carolyn Beck, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan. When a dog eats his master’s meatloaf, a sneaky cat threatens to tell on him. (4-8)
Can Hens Give Milk? ($19.95) by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Joe Weissmann. On a farm in Chelm, a man and his daughter try to find a way to get milk from hens. (4-8)
Today, Maybe ($19.95) by Dominique Demers, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard. Awaiting the arrival of a friend, a girl encounters characters from children’s literature. (4-8)
Orca Currents continues with Benched by Christy Watson, Beyond Repair by Lois Peterson, Storm Tide by Kari Jones, and Windfall by Sara Cassidy ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-14). And Orca Soundings releases Viral by Alex Van Tol, Last Ride by Laura Langston, Outback by Robin Stevenson, and B Negative by Vicki Grant ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 12-18).
Out of the Box ($9.95) by Michelle Mulder. Ellie’s passion for tango music leads to an interest in Argentine history. (9-12)
Missing ($9.95) by Becky Citra. When her father gets a job at a ranch, Thea earns the trust of an abused horse, solves a mystery, and makes a new friend. (9-12)
Better Than Weird ($9.95) by Anna Kerz. Aaron copes with bullying, his grandmother’s illness, and the pregnant wife of his newly returned father. (9-12)
Miracleville ($12.95) by Monique Polak. Ani’s faith is tested when her mother is paralyzed and questions arise about the identity of her father. (12-18)
She Said/She Saw ($12.95) by Norah McClintock. After Tegan witnesses the murder of two friends, people think she knows more than what she is telling. (12-18)
What Is Real ($12.95) by Karen Rivers. Dex’s world is turned upside-down when he returns to his small-town life to care for his wheelchair-bound father. (12-18)
The Limping Man ($18) by Maurice Gee concludes the Salt Trilogy. (12-18)
Orca Echoes adds Mystery of the Missing Luck by Jacqueline Pearce, illus. by LeanneFranson; and Something’s Fishy by Jeff Szpirglas and Danielle Saint-Onge, illus. by David Whammond ($6.95 each, 7-9). Orca Young Readers presents Somebody’s Girl and Chance and the Butterfly by Maggie De Vries and Trouble in the Trees by Yolanda Ridge ($7.95 each, 8-11). Power Play by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas, is a new Graphic Guide Adventure ($9.95, 8-12). And Orca Sports gains The Drop by Jeff Ross and Gravity Check by Alex Van Tol ($9.95 each, 10-18).
Paperbacks in French
La revanche parfaite (Perfect Revenge) by K.L. Denman, Marqué (Marked) by Norah McClintock, and Ed spécial (Special Edward) by Eric Walters ($9.95 each, 10-14); and Monteur de taureau (Bull Rider) by Marilyn Halvorson ($9.95, 12-18).
Paperback Series in French
Orca Echoes in French offers Les Loups gris à la chasse (Timberwolf Hunt) and La défi des Loups gris (Timberwolf Challenge) by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($6.95 each, 7-9).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Soundings in Spanish presents A reventar (Stuffed) by Eric Walters and A punta de cuchillo (Knifepoint) by Alex Van Tol ($9.95 each, 12-18).
Native Trailblazers issues Native Defenders of the Environment by Vincent Schilling ($9.95, 6-14).
Crosby and Me ($9.95) by Hugh MacDonald, illus. by Dale McNevin, is the story of a boy whose father wants him to be a star hockey player. (5-9)
Sky Pony ($12.95) by Elaine Breault-Hammond. Through the connections she makes while time traveling, Katie comes to understand the meaning of family. (8-12)
Ice Storm ($8.95) by Penny Draper. Two cousins—one in the city and one in the country—cope with the effects of a 1998 ice storm. (9-12)
Full Steam to Canada ($8.95) by Anne Patton. Dorothy and her family cross the Atlantic by ship and then travel by train to reach their new home in Barr Colony. (9-12)
Ghost Messages ($8.95) by Jacqueline Guest. When she stows away on a ship bound for Newfoundland, an Irish girl encounters a strange boy. (9-12)
Racing Home ($8.95) by Adele Dueck. In 1908, a boy adapts to pioneer life on the Canadian prairie while trying to understand what’s going on in his family. (9-12)
New First Novels are Music by Morgan by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin; Mia, Matt and the Lazy Gator by Annie Langlois, illus. by Jimmy Beaulieu; and Raffi’s New Friend by Sylvain Meunier, illus. by Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal ($5.95 each, 6-9).
Lorimer Sports Stories gains Fadeaway by Steven Barwin and Sidelined by Trevor Kew ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 8-13). Deal with It releases Cliques by Kat Mototsune ($24.95, paper $12.95, 8-18). Recordbooks greets Jordin Tootoo by Melanie Florence, Jarome Iginla by Nicole Mortillaro, and China Clipper by Richard Brignall ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 11-18). And Side Streets adds Thief Girl by Ingrid Lee, Stalked by Christine Hart, and Final Takedown by Brent Sherrard ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 13-18).
Joining Streetlights is The Witch of Bloor Street by Beth Pollock ($8.95, 8-10).
Baby’s Lullaby ($8.95) by Jill Barber, illus. by HildaRose. Animal parent-child pairs prepare for bed. (1-3)
Eagle of the Sea ($9.95) by Kristin Bieber Domm, illus. by Jeffrey C. Domm, focuses on the bald eagle. (4-8)
Rattled ($11.95) by Lisa Harrington. Lydia and her sister unlock twisted secrets about their new neighbors. (12-16)
Parachuting ($14.95) by Leora Freedman. In the early 1970s, a sensitive teenage girl navigates friendship, conflict, and sexuality. (15-21)
Once Upon a Bathtime ($17.95) by Vi Hughes, illus. by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin. The tub bubbles over with fairy tales in the bedtime story. (2-6)
Me & You greets Selena Gomez, Joe McElderry, and The Wanted by Posy Edwards ($12.95 each, 9-up).
Tim Hunkin’s The Rudiments of Wisdom ($14.95) by Tim Hunkin is a color compilation of the author’s comic strips from the 1970s and 1980s. (10-up)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Jack Flint returns in Jack Flint and the Redthorn Sword and Jack Flint and the Spellbinder’s Curse by Joe Donnelly ($10.99 each, 9-12).
The Human Body ($24.95) by Pascale Hédelin, illus. by Robert Barborini, offers a lift-the-flap look at the body. (4-up)
You Asked? ($24.95, paper $14.95) by the editors of ChickaDEE and Owl magazines answers questions submitted by readers. (7-10)
Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebooks issues Volume 5 by Craig Battle ($13.95, paper $11.95, 8-up).
OWLKIDS/MAPLE TREE Press
You Just Can’t Help It! ($22.95, paper $10.95) by Jeff Szpirglas offers biological explanations for human reactions, social interactions, and communication. (9-12)
Canadian Flyer Adventures continues with Arctic Storm by Frieda Wishinsky ($17.95, paper $7.95, 6-9).
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Oxford’s Children’s Classics adds Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson ($9.95 each, 8-up); and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ($8.95, 12-up).
Garfield is back in Fish to Fry by Jim Davis, et al.; The Curse of the Cat People by Davis, et al.; and Catzilla by Davis and Mark Evanier, all adapted by Cedric Michiels and illus. by Ellipsanime/Dargaud ($7.99 each, 6-11). Geronimo Stilton offers Dinosaurs in Action by Stilton ($9.99, 6-11). Disney Fairies greets Tinker Bell and the Pirate Adventure by Giulia Conti, et al., illus. by Gianluca Barone, et al. ($10.99, paper $6.99, 6-11). The Smurfs return in The Smurfette by Peyo and The Smurfs and the Egg and The Smurfs and the Howlibird by Peyo and Gos ($10.99 each, paper $5.99, 7-11). Break-Up! by Gerry Conway, illus. by Paulo Henrique, joins The Hardy Boys: The New Case Files ($10.99, paper $6.99, 8-12). Classics Illustrated Deluxe gains The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by David Morvan, illus. by Rubén ($10.99, paper $5.99, 8-14). And Papercutz Slices adds Breaking Down by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Rick Parker ($10.99, paper $6.99, 10-up).
My School Book offers My School Years: Best Memories Album ($TBD, all ages). Number Touch and Feel presents Now I Am 1, Now I Am 2, Now I Am 3, and Now I Am 4 ($TBD each, 1-4). New Song Sound Books are Itsy Bitsy Spider, Old MacDonald, and Wheels on the Bus ($TBD each, 2-4). Die Cut Animal Board Books introduces Hello Duck, Hello Monkey, Hello Panda, and Hello Puppy ($TBD each, 2-4). Letters and Numbers are new Pre-School Magnetic Board Books ($TBD, each, 2-4). Padded Sing Along issues Baby’s First Rhymes and Baby’s Lullabies ($TBD each, 2-5). First Experiences Sticker Storybooks adds Going to the Doctor, First Day of School, Going to Grandma’s, and New Baby ($TBD each, 2-5). Picture Board Books welcomes Before I Go to Sleep, I Wish..., Muddypaws and the Birthday Party, and Thank You for Being My Friend ($TBD each, 2-5). Joining Mini Board Book Boxes are My First Animals and My First Words ($TBD each, 2-5). And Discovery Kids Die Cut Board Books introduces Amazing Dinosaurs, Baby Animals, Busy Bugs, and Wild Animals ($TBD each, 3-5).
Meadowside Picture Books gains Bob the Dog, Cuddliest Cuddle in the World, If You Can... We Can, and My Favorite Food ($TBD each, 3-6). Picture Books adds Muddypaws Goes to School and Underpants Thunderpants ($TBD each, 3-6). Disney Charm Books greets Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, and Minnie and Mickey Mouse ($TBD each, 3-6). New Disney Die Cut Classics are 101 Dalmatians, Bambi, Jungle Book, and Peter Pan ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Wall Planners issues Disney Princess: My Magical Week and Winnie the Pooh: My Wonderful Week ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Cars: Party Time and Disney Princess: Sparkling Party are new Disney Party Planners ($TBD each, 4-8). Joining Discovery Kids 3D Med Land Box Sets are Dinosaurs and Bug Hunt ($TBD each, 4-8). Discovery Kids How to Draw Folders presents Baby Animals and Dinosaurs ($TBD each, 4-8). And Disney Craft Books has six additions, including Cars: Games and Toys and Princess: Dress-up Fashion ($TBD each, 4-8). Animals and Nature join Sesame Street Activity Center ($TBD each, 4-8).
New Discovery Kids Readers are Animal Families and Prehistoric Creatures ($TBD each, paper $TBD, 4-8). Disney Magnetic Locker Books gains Disney Princesses and Disney Fairies ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Make and Play introduces Disney Cars 2 and Disney Princess ($TBD each, 4-8). Joining Disney Reward Charts are Disney Princess: I’m a Perfect Princess and Disney Cars 2: Race for Rewards ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Cars 2 joins Disney Turn the Key Storybooks ($TBD, 4-8). Discovery Kids 3D Activity Center greets Amazing Animals and Dinosaurs ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Decoder Books continues with Disney Best of Pixar and Disney Fairies Decoder ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Padded Magical Storybooks releases Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse ($TBD each, 4-8). Disney Turn the Key adds Disney Fairies and Disney Princess ($TBD each, 4-8).
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Opposites ($9.99) by PatrickGeorge reveals 11 pairs of opposites. (3-5)
Little Miss Muffet and Other Rhymes ($9.99) by PatrickGeorge rounds up nursery rhymes. (5-7)
Drove of Bullocks and Filth of Starlings ($12.99 each) by PatrickGeorge introduce such animal groupings as a parcel of hogs and a flamboyance of flamingos. (7-up)
I Will Remember You: My Catholic Guide Through Grief ($10.95) by Kimberly Schuler leads children through the grieving process. (7-11)
Anna Mei stars in Anna Mei, Escape Artist by Carol A. Grund ($8.95, 9-12). And Catholic Quick Reads adds Family Ties: Thirteen Short Stories, ed. by Diane M. Lynch ($8.95, 8-11).
Bring on the Birds ($15.95) by Susan Stockdale offers a rhyming introduction to various birds. (2-6)
About Habitats: Grasslands ($16.95) by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill, showcases grassland biomes around the world. (3-7)
The Boy Who Cried Ninja ($15.95) by Alex Latimer presents a spin on The Boy Who Cried Wolf. (4-8)
Camp K-9 ($15.95) by Mary Ann Rodman, illus. by Nancy Hayashi. When Roxie goes to camp, she’s terrified the other dogs will discover her secret. (4-8)
Three Hens and a Peacock ($15.95) by Lester L. Laminack, illus. by Henry Cole. Nothing unusual happens on the farm—until a peacock shows up. (4-8)
Planting the Wild Garden ($15.95) by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Wendy Halperin, shows how seeds are distributed by weather, water, people, and animals. (4-8)
A Place for Fish ($16.95) by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Higgins Bond, describes human actions that harm fish and how we can help protect their habitats. (6-10)
At the Sea Floor Café: Odd Ocean Critter Poems ($14.95) by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Leslie Evans, collects poems about sea creatures. (8-12)
This Girl Is Different ($16.95) by Jennifer Hope Wichman. After being homeschooled, a teen discovers that high school is a whole new world. (12-16)
Fred Bowen Sports Stories issues Real Hoops by Fred Bowen ($5.95, 7-12).
Today Is Monday in New York ($16.99) by Johnette Downing, illus. by Deborah Ousley Kadair, spotlights New York State treats, including pizza and Buffalo wings. (up to 5)
Irish Alphabet ($16.99) by Rickey E. Pittman, illus. by Connie McLennan, is an alphabet book celebrating Ireland. (up to 5)
Amazon Alphabet ($16.99) by Johnette Downing. A trek through the rainforest reveals facts about exotic animals. (5-8)
Share with Brother ($16.99) by Steven Layne, illus. by Ard Hoyt. A boy learns to share with his baby brother. (5-8)
Fish Facts ($17.99) by Geoff Swinney, illus. by Janeen Mason, is a guide to aquatic life. (5-8)
Eliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to America ($16.99) by Andrea Zimmerman, illus. by Ju Hong Chen. In the early 1900s, Eliza Scidmore fights to beautify Washington D.C. (5-8)
Gift of the Magpie ($16.99) by Janeen Mason. Two magpies search for shoes and find love. (5-8)
There’s a Dragon in the Library ($16.99) by Dianne de Las Casas, illus. by Marita Gentry. Can Max save the library before a dragon gobbles up all the books? (5-8)
How the Gods Created the Finger People ($18.99) by Elizabeth Moore and Alice Couvillon, illus. by Luz-Maria Lopez, is a bilingual retelling of a Mayan fable. (5-8)
The Passover Zoo Seder ($16.99) by S. Daniel Guttman, illus. by Phillip Ratner, describes the animals’ Pesach celebration. (5-8)
How the West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie’s Art ($16.99) by Linda L. Osmundson. This introduction to art appreciation features the work of Charlie Russell. (5-12)
Paradise Lost ($15.99) by Steven Layne. A teen is at the center of a deadly conspiracy in this sequel to This Side of Paradise. (10-14)
Eclipse of the Jaguaris a new MacGregor Family Adventure by Richard Trout ($15.95, 8-12).
A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy ($16.99) by Cat Cora, illus. by Joy Allen. Zoran finds a way to miss his mother less when she travels. (3-5)
The Bear Who Shared ($16.99) by Catherine Rayner. A bear shares his fruit with other animals. (3-5)
Huck Runs Amuck! ($16.99) by Sean Taylor, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, introduces a flower-loving goat. (3-5)
The Great Big Book of Families ($16.99) by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Ros Asquith, offers a celebration of families. (3-5)
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake ($16.99) by Michael B. Kaplan, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch, centers on a bunny who only wants to eat cake—all the time. (3-5)
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet ($16.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Bob Shea. Gilbert has everything a goldfish could want—except a pet. (3-5)
Earth to Clunk ($16.99) by Pam Smallcomb, illus. by Joe Berger, tells of the friendship between a boy and his alien pen pal. (4-8)
Manners Mash-Up: A Goofy Guide to Good Behavior ($16.99). This illustrated guide to good manners features the work of various artists. (5-8)
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis ($17.99) by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Kadir Nelson, chronicles the fight between Louis and German boxer Max Schmeling. (6-8)
Fantasy Baseball ($16.99) by Alan Gratz. Alex becomes involved in a fantasy baseball tournament featuring storybook characters. (8-12)
Beyond Lucky ($16.99) by Sarah Aronson. Ari believes his luck depends on a trading card of his soccer hero. (8-12)
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow ($14.99) by Nathan Bransford. Jacob and his friends embark on a space adventure. (9-11)
Small Persons with Wings ($16.99) by Ellen Booraem. Mellie discovers that members of her family have been fairy guardians for generations. (10-up)
No Passengers Beyond This Point ($16.99) by Gennifer Choldenko. Three siblings fly to a fantastical place with rules of its own. (10-up)
Dragon Castle ($16.99) by Joseph Bruchac. A prince with hidden powers must save his kingdom. (10-up)
Babe in Boyland ($16.99) by Jody Gehrman. Natalie disguises herself as a guy to discover what boys are really thinking. (12-up)
Chime ($17.99) by Franny Billingsley. Briony sees the spirits haunting the marshes and falls in love with Eldric, who knows her secrets. (12-up)
Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities ($16.99) by Chris Barton, illus. by Paul Hoppe, compiles 10 vignettes about crime, fraud, and adventure. (12-up)
Relic Master: The Dark City ($16.99) by Catherine Fisher launches a fantasy series in which a master and his apprentice search for ancient relics to save the world. (12-up)
The Returning ($17.99) by Christine Hinwood. Cam and his loved ones face repercussions after years of war with the Uplanders. (14-up)
Hello, Friends! offers Let’s Play House: A Book About Imagination, Yummy Ice Cream: A Book About Sharing, Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Book About Bedtime, and Puddle Jumping: A Book About Bravery by Emma Quay, illus. by Anna Walker ($5.99 each, up to 2). Ladybug Girl returns in Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis ($16.99, 3-5). Dragonbreath adds Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon ($12.99, 8-12). And Catherine Fisher’s Relic Master continues with The Lost Heiress ($16.99, 12-up).
Suki, The Very Loud Bunny ($16.99) by Carmela and Steven D’Amico. Suki’s loud voice causes trouble—but also saves the day. (3-5)
Chocolate Moose ($16.99) by Maggie Kneen. A moose makes a big mess in Mrs. Mouse’s little kitchen. (3-5)
Gabby and Grandma Go Green ($16.99) by Monica Wellington. A girl and her grandmother engage in environmentally friendly activities. (3-5)
The Loopy Coop Hens ($16.99) by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Three hens try to fly like a rooster on their farm. (3-5)
Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots ($16.99) by Rebecca Janni, illus. by Lynne Avril. Nellie Sue invites everyone to her barnyard bash. (3-5)
A Good Knight’s Rest ($16.99) by Shelley Moore Thomas, illus. by Jennifer Plecas. A knight’s dragon friends interrupt his peace. (3-5)
Miss Smith Under the Ocean ($16.99) by Michael Garland. On a class visit to an aquarium, a teacher’s stories bring nautical characters to life. (5-8)
The Runaway Wok ($16.99) by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by Sebastià Serra. A wok retrieves a feast for a poor family. (6-8)
Lots and Lots of Coins ($16.99) by Margarette S. Reid, illus. by True Kelley. A boy discovers the joys of coin collecting. (6-8)
At This Very Moment ($16.99) by Jim Arnosky pays tribute to animals around the world. (6-8)
Liberty’s Voice: The Emma Lazarus Story ($17.99) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Stacey Schuett, profiles this poet and immigrants’ rights advocate. (7-9)
What’s Bugging Bailey Blecker? ($16.99) by Gail Donovan. Bailey encounters setbacks while trying to grow her hair long enough to donate it to charity. (7-9)
Theodore Boone: The Abduction ($16.99) by John Grisham is the second legal mystery starring this aspiring attorney. (8-12)
Back When You Were Easier to Love ($16.99) by Emily Wing Smith. A girl takes a road trip to California to get closure to a relationship that ended unexpectedly. (12-up)
Leverage ($16.99) by Joshua Cohen spotlights an unlikely friendship and a power struggle between two athletes. (14-up)
Where She Went ($16.99) by Gayle Forman. Mia and Adam revisit the past in this sequel to If I Stay. (14-up)
Dreamland Social Club ($16.99) by Tara Altebrando. After moving to Coney Island, a teen discovers the secrets of her mother’s past. (14-up)
Luminous ($17.99) by Dawn Metcalf. Consuela finds she can step out of her earthly skin and into the world of the Flow. (14-up)
Imaginary Girls ($17.99) by Nova Ren Suma. Is Chloe’s sister hiding a dark secret? (14-up)
The Winnie Years presents the prequel Ten by Lauren Myracle ($16.99, 8-12). Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator adds The Bones of the Holy by Jennifer Allison ($16.99, 10-up). And Boys of Wartime gains Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Laurie Calkhoven ($16.99, 10-up).
PENGUIN/GROSSET & DUNLAP
My First Legends: The Story of Bluebonnet ($5.99) by Tomie dePaola reveals how Texas’s state flower came to be. (3-5)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Finger Puppet Book ($12.99) by Eric Carle is a board book with finger puppet. (3-5)
Dinosaur Train releases Buddy and Friends and Buddy the Junior Conductor ($5.99 each, 3-5). Disney Classic Pooh adds Piglet’s Rainy Day by Laura Dollin, illus. by Stuart Trotter ($5.99, 3-5); and Tigger’s Tales by Jude Exley, illus. by Andrew Grey and Trotter ($9.99, 6-8). Dinkin Dings presents Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things and Dinkin Dings and the Double from Dimension 9 by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson ($12.99 each, paper $4.99, 6-8). And Frankly, Frannie adds Funny Business and Principal for the Day by AJ Stern, illus. by Doreen Mulryan Marts ($12.99 each, paper $4.99, 6-8).
Excuse Me! and No Biting! ($4.99 each) by Karen Katz. These books about manners include stickers. (3-5)
The Night Before Preschool ($3.99) by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer. Billy is too nervous to fall asleep the night before preschool starts. (3-5)
Angelina Ballerina is back in Angelina, Prima Ballerina and Angelina Takes a Bow ($3.99 each, 3-5); and Angelina’s New Partner and Angelina’s Perfect Party ($4.99 each, 3-5), inspired by the series by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig. Dinosaur Train issues A Surprise for Mom! and Tiny Learns to Fish! ($3.99 each, 3-5). Disney Classic Pooh gains Pooh’s Cleanup by Lauren Cecil, illus. by Andrew Grey ($3.99, 3-5). Ladybug Girl stars in Sticker Stories: Ladybug Girl Visits the Farm, based on characters created by David Soman and Jacky Davis ($6.99, 3-5). Max & Ruby reappear in Beach Day! and Ruby’s Cupcakes ($3.99 each, 3-5); Funny Bunny Tales ($4.99, 3-5); and Sticker Stories: Max & Ruby’s Four Seasons ($5.99, 3-5). And joining The Penguins of Madagascar are Hidden Pictures Activity Book ($6.99, 3-5); I Was a Penguin Zombie! by Molly Reisner ($3.99, 3-5); The Helmet by Cathy Hapka and Pick Your Path: Bananapalooza! by Tracey West ($3.99 each, 6-8); and King Julien’s Guide to Ruling the Zoo by Michael Anthony Steele ($5.99, 8-12).
New Sticker Stories are Flower Girl, illus. by Jennifer Kalis; and The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing, illus. by Julie Durrell ($5.99 each, 3-5). Strawberry Shortcake returns in Easter Surprise by Amy Ackelsberg, illus. by Laura Thomas ($4.99, 3-5); and Sticker Stories: All Aboard!, illus. by Thomas ($6.99, 3-5). Charlie and Lola offers I Slightly Want to Go Home ($3.99, 5-8).WWE issues Brothers of Destruction by Tracey West ($4.99, 5-8); West’s Cena & Orton: Rivalry in the Ring ($4.99, 6-8); The Heroes of Raw Sticker Activity Book and The Heroes of SmackDown Sticker Activity Book ($6.99 each, 6-8); Pick Your Path: Race to the Rumble by West ($4.99, 7-9); and The Ultimate Guide to WWE by Jake Black ($12.99, 8-12). And All Aboard Reading welcomes Hidden Army: Clay Soldiers of Ancient China by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Erfian Asafat and Caravan Studio; and Pouch Babies by Ginjer L. Clarke, illus. by Lucia Washburn ($3.99 each, 6-8).
Batman: The Brave and the Bold greets Paper Models: Built for Action, illus. by Christopher Beaumont; and Sticker Stories: Villains on the Loose ($6.99 each, 6-8); Sidekicks Save the Day!, adapted by Jordan London ($3.99, 6-8); and Pick Your Path: Trio of Terror by Tracey West ($3.99, 7-9). Joining Disney Club Penguin are Pick Your Path: Dancing with Cadence by West; and What Your Puffle Says About You by Katherine Noll ($4.99 each, 6-8); and A Search-and-Find Book, illus. by Richard Carbajal ($6.99, 8-12). Ruth Heller’s Designs for Coloring adds Wildflowers ($5.99, 6-8). And joining Star Wars: The Clone Wars are R2 to the Rescue, adapted by Rob Valois($3.99, 6-8); A Jedi Adventure in 3-D by Pablo Hidalgo ($9.99, 8-12); and Secret Missions: Duel at Shattered Rock by Ryder Windham ($6.99, 8-12).
George Brown, Class Clown reappears in What’s Black and White and Stinks All Over? and Wet and Wild! by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha ($4.99 each, 7-9). Gladiator Boy greets Rescue Mission and The Blade of Fire by David Grimstone, illus. by James de la Rue ($4.99 each, 7-9). Three Cheers for... Who? is new to Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John & Wendy ($3.99, 7-9). Archie Comics: xoxo, Betty and Veronica offers Living the Dream by Christa Roberts and We’re with the Band by Adrianne Ambrose ($4.99 each, 8-12). Hello, Gorgeous! debuts with Blowout and Foiled by Taylor Morris ($6.99 each, 8-12). And Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys continues with The Colossal Fossil Freakout by Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Faye Gardner ($6.99, 8-12).
Red Wagon ($16.99) by Renata Liwska. Lucy uses her imagination to turn a trip to the market into an adventure. (up to 2)
Daddy Adventure Day ($15.99) by Dave Keane, illus. by Sue Rama. A father and son attend a ball game. (up to 2)
Pirates Don’t Take Baths ($16.99) by John Segal. A piggy pretends to be a pirate in hopes of convincing his mother he doesn’t need a bath. (up to 2)
Pretend ($15.99) by Jennifer Plecas. Jimmy and his dad enjoy a game of pretend. (3-7)
Painter and Ugly ($16.99) by Robert Blake. Forced apart, best canine friends find their way back to each other. (5-8)
Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey ($16.99) by Erin E. Moulton. When sisters learn that their newborn sister can’t come home from the hospital, they search for the Wise Woman who can grant miracles. (8-12)
Freedom Stone ($16.99) by Jeffrey Kluger. During the Civil War, Lillie uses magic to buy her family freedom. (10-up)
We Are Not Eaten by Yaks: An Accidental Adventure ($12.99) by C. Alexander London. Two siblings travel to Tibet to find their missing mother. (10-up)
The Absolute Value of Mike ($16.99) by Kathryn Erskine. In town to work on a summer engineering project, Mike joins a mission to adopt a boy from Romania. (10-up)
Z. Raptor ($16.99) by Steve Cole is a sequel to Z. Rex. (10-up)
Between Shades of Gray ($17.99) by Ruta Sepetys. A teenage Lithuanian girl, her brother, and mother are sent to a Siberian work camp during WWII. (12-up)
Alex Rider concludes with Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz ($17.99, 10-up). Brian Jacques’s Redwall gains The Rogue Crew ($23.99, 10-up). And The Emperor of Nihon-Ja concludes Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan ($17.99, 10-up).
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! ($9.99) by Stephen McCranie recounts the adventures of a child genius and a talking dog. (7-10)
PENGUIN/PRICE STERN SLOAN
A B C D Eat! ($5.99) by Ed Heck. A hungry goat devours an alphabetical roundup of items. (3-5)
Color-by-Penguins ($5.99) by Ed Heck. Two color-crazy penguins paint this book’s pages. (3-5)
Monster Opposites ($5.99) by Ed Heck compiles monstrous opposites. (3-5)
Shape Up, Pup! ($5.99) by Ed Heck. The star of Goodnight Dog uses shapes to create his own world. (3-5)
Take Me Out to the Ballgame ($5.99) by Scott Burroughs. The song is presented in board book format. (2-5)
What Does a Seed Need? ($7.99) by Liz Goulet Dubois. Mo plants a seed and watches it bloom. (3-5)
You Can’t Eat a Princess! ($9.99) by Gillian Rogerson, illus. by Sarah McIntyre. Princess Spaghetti saves her father after he’s kidnapped by aliens. (3-5)
A Is for America: A Patriotic Alphabet Book ($4.99) by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Gerald Kelley, takes an alphabetical look at American history. (3-5)
Dinosaurs: Claws and All ($7.99) by Philip Ardagh, illus. by Mike Gordon. Mr. Boffin brings dinosaurs back to life and uncovers facts about them. (7-9)
The Boys’ Summer Book by Guy Campbell, illus. by Paul Moran; and The Girls’ Summer Book by Ellen Bailey, illus. by Nellie Ryan and Lisa Jackson ($6.99 each) collect activities, puzzles, and quizzes. (8-12)
Green Lantern offers Secrets of the Power Ring ($6.99, 3-5); Kilowog’s Challenge by Rob Valois, illus. by Steve Gordon ($4.99, 5-8); Paper Models: Power of the Lantern, illus. by Christopher Beaumont ($6.99, 6-8); For Green Lanterns Only; and Hal Jordan: Defender of the Earth by Jake Black, illus. by Steve Gordon ($3.99 each, 7-9); and The Junior Novel by Tracey West ($4.99, 8-12). And Kung Fu Panda 2 tie-ins include Story Activity Book with Stickers ($6.99-3-5); Mystical Memories by Cathy Hapka ($3.99, 5-8); Kaboom of Doom by Hapka, illus. by Charles Grosvenor and Carol Grosvenor ($3.99, 6-8); Po & Ping’s Recipe Storybook by Katherine Noll ($5.99, 6-8); Kung Fu Panda 2 Mad Libs ($3.99, 8-12); and The Novel by Tracey West ($4.99, 8-12).
Mr. Men and Little Miss issues Little Miss Princess and Mr. Nobody by Adam Hargreaves ($3.99 each, 3-5); and Mr. Stingy, Mr. Uppity, and Mr. Worry by Roger Hargreaves ($3.99 each, 3-5). SpongeBob SquarePants stars in Paper Models: SpongeBoband Friends, illus. by Christopher Beaumont ($6.99, 6-8). Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles starts up with Case of the Secret Sauce and Case of the Topsy-Turvy Toy by Aaron Rosenberg, illus. by David Harrington ($3.99 each, 6-8). And new Mad Libs titles are Ninja Mad Libs and WWE Mad Libs ($3.99 each, 8-12).
James and the Giant Peach ($14.99) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, is a picture-book version of this novel. (3-up)
Baby’s First Year ($15.99) by Rick Walton celebrates first-year milestones. (up to 2)
My Farm Friends ($16.99) by Wendell Minor presents facts about farm animals. (3-5)
My Cold Went on Vacation ($16.99) by Molly Rausch, illus. by Nora Krug. After a boy’s cold leaves him, he imagines the germ traveling around the world. (3-5)
The Pretty Pretty Bunny ($12.99) by Dave Horowitz. A magic frog makes a conceited bunny rethink what it means to be pretty. (3-5)
Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise ($15.99) by Tomie dePaola. Inspired by biblical verse, this book gives thanks and praise for everything on the planet. (3-5)
Your Mommy Was Just Like You ($16.99) by Kelly Bennett, illus. by David Walker. Grandma describes what Mommy was like when she was little. (3-5)
Scritch-Scratch a Perfect Match ($16.99) by Kimberly Marcus, illus. by Mike Lester. A flea’s jump onto a stray dog marks the beginning of a lasting friendship. (3-5)
One Foot, Two Feet ($12.99) by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas introduces counting and irregular plural nouns. (3-5)
Al Pha’s Bet ($16.99) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Delphine Durand. Al Pha bets that he can create the perfect order for the recently invented letters. (3-5)
Princess Posey and the Perfect Present ($12.99, paper $4.99) by Stephanie Green. Posey comes up with just the right gift for her teacher. (5-8)
The Unforgettable Season ($16.99) by Phil Bildner, illus. by S.D. Schindler, celebrates Joe DiMaggio’s and Ted Williams’s record-setting 1941 baseball season. (5-8)
Bear with Me ($15.99) by Max Kornell. When his parents bring home a bear, Owen must learn to share. (5-8)
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln ($17.99) by Patricia Polacco. Dressed as Union soldiers, two brothers travel back in time to the Civil War and meet Lincoln. (7-9)
Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider ($16.99) by Jean Fritz examines this Founding Father’s life. (8-12)
The Trouble with Half a Moon ($16.99) by Danette Vigilante. After her brother’s death, a girl strikes up a mutually healing friendship with an abused boy. (10-up)
Sparrow Road ($16.99) by Sheila O’Connor. During a summer at a mysterious estate, Raine discovers a life-changing secret about her past. (10-up)
Desperate Measures ($15.99) by Laura Summers. Three siblings run away and live in a cave after the foster care system threatens to split them up. (10-up)
Ask Elizabeth ($21.99) by Elizabeth Berkley is a guide to life, love, and friends. (12-up)
On the Volcano ($16.99) by James Nelson. Katie’s first trip away from her home on a remote volcano leads to tragedy and romance. (12-up)
Eric Hill’s Spot stars in Spot Says Goodnight ($7.99, up to 2); Spot’s First Colors and Spot’s First Shapes ($7.99 each, 1-3); and Spot’s Toys($5.99, 3-5). According to Humphrey offers School Days According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney ($14.99, 7-9). Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker continues with Vote for Me! by Robin Palmer ($15.99, Puffin paperback $6.99, 9-up).
Shark Wars: Exile ($12.99) by E.J. Altbacker. An exiled reef shark must face warring gangs of sharks to discover his destiny as the leader of the ocean. (9-12)
Across the Universe ($17.99) by Beth Revis. A cryogenically frozen teen on a spaceship awakens to discover the ship is controlled by a tyrant and his heir. (12-up)
Karma ($17.99) by Cathy Ostlere is a love story set in India and written in verse. (12-up)
Department 19 ($17.99) by William Hill. After his father’s murder, Jamie joins a secret government agency on a mission to stop vampires. (14-up)
Brother/Sister ($16.99) by Sean Olin. In alternating voices, siblings tell how their lives have spun violently out of control. (14-up)
The Locket ($8.99) by Stacey Jay. Katie finds a locket that allows her to turn back time to the night she cheated on her boyfriend. (12-up)
Subject Seven ($9.99) by James A. Moore. An alter-ego living inside a teen escapes and is determined to destroy his creator. (14-up)
Pretty Tough continues with Head Games by Keri Mikulski ($9.99, 10-up). Possessions adds The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder ($9.99, 12-up). And Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow gains Defiance ($9.99, 12-up).
XVI ($8.99) by Julia Karr. In a dystopian future, Nina tries to find the father she has never met while staying one step ahead of her mother’s killer. (12-up)
Wake Unto Me ($8.99) by Lisa Cach. Caitlyn’s reality and dream world collide when she falls in love with an Italian boy from the 1500s. (12-up)
Exile ($8.99) by Anne Osterlund. After being exiled by the sister who tried to kill her, a princess risks her life to journey back to her kingdom. (12-up)
Fairy Bad Day ($7.99) by Amanda Ashby. Emma is charged with ridding the world of annoying fairies. (12-up)
Forgiven ($8.99) by Janet Fox. After moving to San Francisco, Kula learns to unlock her heart and falls in love. (12-up)
What Would My Cell Phone Do? ($7.99) by Micol Ostow. Using a GPS tracker to find her missing phone, Aggie learns that her phone is enjoying life more than she is. (12-up)
Madeline at the White House ($17.99) by John Bemelmans Marciano relays Madeline’s adventures with the president’s daughter. (3-5)
Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Nap ($15.99) by J.C. Phillips is a companion to Wink: The Ninjaa Who Wanted to Be Noticed. (3-5)
Wonder Woman: The Story of the Amazon Princess ($16.99) by Ralph Consentino offers the story of this DC superhero. (3-5)
Who’s There? ($15.99) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan. A bunny trying to sleep hears strange noises. (3-5)
Goyangi Means Cat ($16.99) by Christine McDonnell, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Adjusting to her American family, Soo Min finds comfort in their cat. (3-8)
My Baby Blue Jays ($16.99) by John Berendt follows a bird family from nest-building to learning to fly. (5-8)
Labracadabra ($14.99) by Jessie Nelson and Karen Leigh Hopkins, illus. by Deborah Melmon. Zach’s new dog has a magical tail. (7-9)
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken ($14.99) by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper. EllRay tries to stay out of trouble, even when being picked on. (7-9)
What’s So Funny?: Making Sense of Humor ($16.99) by Donna M. Jackson, illus. by Ted Stearn, explains how humor works. (8-12)
Close to Famous ($16.99) by Joan Bauer. Unexpected events put Culpepper residents’ big ambitions to the test. (10-up)
Adventure at Simba Hall ($16.99) by Susan Runholt. On safari in Africa, two best friends are thrust into an art mystery. (10-up)
War and Watermelon ($15.99) by Rich Wallace focuses on a 12-year-old boy during the summer of 1969. (10-up)
Eona ($19.99) by Alison Goodman. This sequel to Eon centers on the first female dragoneye in centuries. (12-up)
Glitz ($16.99) by Philana Marie Boles. A girl’s new friend challenges her to adopt a bolder identity. (12-up)
Life on Mars: Tales of the New Frontier ($19.99), ed. by Jonathan Strahan, is an anthology of science fiction stories that imagine life on Mars. (12-up)
Akata Witch ($17.99) by Nnedi Okorafor. A girl in Nigeria is asked to use her magical powers to catch a criminal. (12-up)
What Happened to Goodbye ($19.99) by Sarah Dessen. After two years of trying out different personae, a teen decides to discover who she really is. (12-up)
So Much Closer ($17.99) by Susane Colasanti. After following her crush to New York City, Brooke discovers a new side of herself. (12-up)
Five 4ths of July ($16.99) by Pat Raccio Hughes chronicles five pivotal days for a boy during the Revolutionary War. (12-up)
Crossing Lines ($16.99) by Paul Volponi. A football player must decide whether he will follow or defy teammates who are bullying a transgender classmate. (12-up)
Displacement ($16.99) by Thalia Chaltas. A girl begins healing after running away from her broken home life. (12-up)
Corduroy stars in Corduroy Gets a Pet by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Lisa McCue ($11.99, 3-5). Froggy returns in Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99, 3-5). Horrible Harry is back in Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer ($14.99, 6-8). Young Cam Jansen continues with Young Cam Jansen and the Circus Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($14.99, 6-8). Cork & Fuzz adds The Swimming Lesson by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue ($13.99, 6-8). And Hank the Cowdog reappears in The Disappearance of Drover by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($15.99, Puffin paperback $5.99, 8-12).
Happy Easter, Peter! ($7.99) by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit delivers Easter eggs to his friends in this pull-tab board book. (3-5)
Peekawho? ($6.99) by Beatrix Potter is a board book companion to Peekaboo! (3-5)
Peter Rabbit Finger Puppet Book ($12.99) by Beatrix Potter incorporates counting on each spread. (3-5)
Munch! Crunch! A Sound Book ($9.99) by Beatrix Potter. In this board book with a sound button, Peter Rabbit and pals enjoy their favorite foods. (3-5)
Where’s Peter? ($9.99) by Beatrix Potter offers a touch-and-feel guessing game. (3-5)
Flower Fairies star in Flower Fairies Sticker Storybook by Cicely Mary Barker ($6.99, 3-5).
Adelaide: The Flying Kangaroo ($14.95) by Tomi Ungerer. A winged kangaroo discovers the importance of being an individual. (4-8)
The Onion’s Great Escape ($24.95) by Sara Fanelli. In this activity book, readers are asked to help an onion escape. (7-12)
Let’s Play Games offers eight titles including The Game of Finger Worms, The Game of Mix-up Art, and The Game of Let’s Go by Hervé Tullet ($8.95 each, 1-4).
Those Amazing Animals gains Those Big Bears by Jan Lee Wicker, illus. by Steve Weaver ($14.95, paper $10.95, 5-9).
Ocean Blue ($17.95) by Susana Ruiz is a novel based on the author’s childhood in Puerto Rico and her bond with her grandmother. (8-12)
An African Journey ($17.95) by Amy Grant. Photos illustrate the author’s recollections of the years she spent teaching English in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. (10-up)
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Little Foam Friends debuts with Duck and Ladybug by Jennifer Fox, illus. by Anna Jones ($6.95 each, up to 3). And EyeLike Stickers offers Ocean and Sky ($6.95 each, 5-up).
Why We Have Day and Night ($12.95) by Peter Neumeyer, illus. by Edward Gorey. Four children and their cat ponder why the lights went out. (All ages)
The Great Wave: A Children’s Book Inspired by Hokusai ($14.95) by Veronique Massenot, illus. by Bruno Pilorget. Hokusai’s woodcut, “The Great Wave,” inspired this story about a baby swept onto a fishing boat. (4-up)
Journey on the Clouds: A Children’s Book Inspired by Marc Chagall ($14.95) by Veronique Massenot, illus. by Elise Mansot. Chagall’s “Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel” is the basis for this story about a postman in the mountains. (4-up)
Red-Yellow-Blue: Colors in Art ($14.95) by Silke Vry views artistic masterpieces through the lens of color. (8-up)
Earth, Sea, Sun, and Sky: Art in Nature ($14.95) by Barbara Stieff introduces art found in nature. (8-up)
The Treasures of the Seven Seas: Cleopatra and the Mystery of the San Diego ($14.95) by Marianne Meyer Bianchi and Franck Goddio, chronicles marine archaeologist Goddio’s search for artifacts from lost cities. (8-up)
Joining 13... Children Should Know are 13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel and 13 Photos Children Should Know by Brad Finger ($14.95 each, 8-up).
Hundertwasser: Create Your Own City Sticker Book ($9.95) introduces children to fantastical architecture and encourages them to create their own works.
New Coloring Books are Coloring Book Miro and Coloring Book Nouveau ($8.95 each, 6-up).
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Kit Salter Adventures continues with The Book of Bones by Natasha Narayan ($8.99, 9-12).