Follow My Paintbrush ($17.50) by Gita Wolf, illus. by Dulari Devi, follows a young woman’s journey from an uneducated domestic helper to a celebrated artist. (8-up)
One Rainy Day ($8.95) by Tammi Salzano. Duck discovers colors in this padded board book (2-5)
Rock-a-bye Baby ($8.95) by John Kanzler is a board-book version of this song. (2-5)
One Little Blueberry ($12.95) by Tammi Salzano, illus. by Kat Whelan, teaches counting from one to 10. (2-5)
Roly-Poly Egg ($12.95) by Kali Stileman relays an egg’s adventure. (2-5)
A Little Bit of Love ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Cynthia Platt, illus. by Hannah Whitty. A mouse learns that when you make something, it’s made of love. (3-7)
The Ice Cream King ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Julie Downing. Teddy visits a magical ice cream kingdom in this tale about sharing. (3-7)
My Mom Has X-Ray Vision ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Alex T. Smith. Matthew tests his theory that his mother can see through things. (3-7)
Panda-Monium! ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Cynthia Platt, illus. by Veronica Vasylenko. A hungry panda searches for bamboo to eat. (3-7)
TOASTED COCONUT MEDIA
The Professionals welcomes Quenton Cohen: Professional Chef by MAC, illus. by Glenn Fabry ($12.99, 10-up).
Izzy’s Popstar Plan ($9.99) by Alexander Marestaing is a devotional with Web links to Izzy’s online video blogs and music downloads. (9-12)
City of Ice ($17.99) by Laurence Yep. Scirye pursues a villain to the Arctic in the second novel of the City trilogy. (10-up)
Attack of the Vampire Weeniesis a new Weenies collection by David Lubar ($15.99, 8-up). And Lubar’s Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie concludes with Enter the Zombie ($17.99, paper $5.99, 8-up).
Jack: Secret Vengeance ($15.99) by F. Paul Wilson concludes this trilogy about a teen who grows up to be an urban mercenary known as Repairman Jack. (13-up)
Galahad continues with Dark Zone by Dom Testa ($16.99, 12-up). And Shadow Grail adds Conspiracies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgewood ($21.99, paper $9.99, 13-up).
Original Sin ($9.99) by Lisa Desrochers is the second installment of the Personal Demons trilogy featuring a teen caught in a tug-of-war between heaven and hell. (13-up)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Morris the Mankiest Monster ($8.99) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Sarah McIntyre. Morris hasn’t changed his T-shirt in years—and potatoes grow out of his pants. (3-5)
Witch Baby and Me on Stage ($7.99) by Debi Gliori. Lily has to save the concert that her younger sister Witch Baby’s class is putting on. (7-9)
Secrets of Sophia Musgrove: Dancing and Deception ($8.99) by Janey Louise Jones. Sophia finds romance and adventure in Regency London. (9-12)
My Rocky Romance Diary ($8.99) by Liz Rettig. A teen fears that her attraction to the new boy at school will rock her relationship with her boyfriend. (12-up)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Young Chieftain ($8.99) by Ken Howard. On a remote Scottish isle, an L.A. boy finds himself at the heart of ancient feuds and hidden magic. (9-12)
Ones and Twos ($15.95) by Marthe and Nell Jocelyn introduces sorting and pairing. (2-5)
Noni Says No ($17.95) by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illus. by Geneviève Côté. Pushed to the brink by a demanding friend, Noni learns to stand up for herself. (2-5)
Merci Mister Dash! ($17.95) by Monica Kulling, illus. by Esperança Melo. Disruptive Daphne turns the lives of a mutt and his owner upside-down. (3-6)
Amazing Animals: The Remarkable Things That Creatures Do ($17.95) by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by W. Allan Hancock, focuses on various animals, including endangered species. (6-9)
Nearly Nonsense: Hoja Tales from Turkey ($19.95) by Rina Singh, illus. by Farida Zaman, is a story collection. (5-8)
From Then to Now: A Short History of the World ($22.95) by Christopher Moore, illus. by Andrej Krystoforski, presents a sweeping history of the world. (10-up)
Five Thousand Years of Slavery ($27.95) by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen chronicles the story of slavery. (10-up)
Stones for My Father ($19.95) by Trilby Kent. This story about a girl, loss, and redemption is set against the backdrop of the Boer War. (11-up)
Chariots of Gaul ($9.95) by Jack Mitchell. A young charioteer in ancient Gaul stars in this novel of adventure and rebellion. (10-13)
The Adventures of Cosmo Picture Books debuts with A Friendship Begins, In Search of the Jewel, The Great Illusion, and The Mysterious Substance by Patrice Racine ($7.95 each, 6-9). And launching Racine’s The Adventures of Cosmo Chapter Books are The Quest of the Last Dodo, The Traveling Planet, The Climate Masters, and The Chain Reaction ($10.95 each, 8-11).
TYNDALE HOUSE/FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Adventures in Odyssey: The Imagination Station by Paul McCusker and Marianne Hering adds Voyage with the Vikings, Attack at the Arena, The Kahn’s Golden Tablet, and Revenge of the Red Knight ($4.99 each, 7-10).
Dopple Ganger Chronicles continues with The Great Mogul Diamond by G.P. Taylor ($19.99, 8-12).
TYNDALE HOUSE/TYNDALE KIDS
TJ and the Time Stumblers offers New Kid Catastrophes and AAAARGH!!! by Bill Myers ($6.99 each, 8-12).
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl’s Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age ($12.95) by Coco Irvine is a girl’s journal about her life in St. Paul, Minn., in the 1920s. (12-up)
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Tia’s Tamales ($16.95) by Ana Baca, trans. and illus. by Noël Chilton. In this bilingual tale, two children from different generations learn to make tamales. (9-up)
Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source ($21.95) by Neal Singer explains how scientists have approached and developed fusion. (9-up)
Ribbit Rabbit ($12.99) by Candace Ryan, illus. by Mike Lowery, captures the ups and downs of the friendship between a frog and bunny. (3-6)
Chuckling Ducklings ($15.99) by Aaron Zenz centers on baby animals. (3-6)
Get Happy ($14.99) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Caroline Uff, is a tale about sharing and being kind to others. (3-6)
The Magic Brush ($16.99) by Kay Yeh, illus. by Huy Voun Lee. Learning Chinese calligraphy from her grandfather, Jasmine is magically transported to another world. (4-8)
Best in Show ($16.99) by Karen LeFrak, illus. by Andrew Day. After Abby’s captivated by a puppy at a kennel, she and a trainer prepare her to compete in a dog show. (4-8)
The Great Race ($16.99) by Kevin O’Malley retells the tale of the race between a tortoise and a hare. (4-8)
Saving Audie ($17.99) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, photos by William Muñoz, focuses on a dog rescued from abuse that becomes an agility trainee and therapy dog. (6-9)
The Grave Robber’s Secret ($16.99) by Anna Myers. A boy forced to rob graves so his family can make ends meet suspects that their new boarders are dangerous. (8-12)
Me & Jack ($16.99) by Danette Haworth. When Josh’s dog is accused of causing trouble in town, the boy must fight for his beloved pet and his family. (8-12)
How They Croaked ($16.99) by Georgia Bragg, illus. by Kevin O’Malley, relays the stories of 19 remarkable deaths. (10-14)
Mad Love ($16.99) by Suzanne Selfors. When her romance author mother is hospitalized, Alice comes up with her next novel and meets a boy who claims he’s Cupid. (12-up)
Taking Off ($16.99) by Jenny Moss. In this novel, a teen is determined to witness the Challenger launch after meeting Christa McAuliffe. (12-up)
Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance ($16.99) by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. The truth about two teen TV idols’ phony off-screen romance is revealed. (12-up)
Unlocked ($15.99) by Ryan G. Van Cleave. The janitor’s son finds something worrisome in the locker of a schoolmate rumored to have a gun. (12-up)
My Unfair Godmother ($16.99) by Janette Rallison. The three wishes Tansy asks of her mediocre fairy godmother don’t go according to plan. (12-up)
OyMG ($16.99) by Amy Fellner Dominy. At a Christian summer camp, Ellie worries that being Jewish will ruin her chances of winning a scholarship to speech school. (12-up)
Tempest Rising ($16.99) by Tracy Deebs. A teenager who is half mermaid must decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. (12-up)
Haunting Violet ($16.99) by Alyxandra Harvey. Haunted by a ghost, the daughter of a fraudulent medium can no longer ignore her own psychic abilities. (12-up)
Through the Lens issues Kennedy Through the Lens by Martin Sandler ($19.99, 10-14). And Perfect Chemistry gains Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles ($17.99, 14-up).
101 Ways to Become a Superhero... or an Evil Genius ($11.99) by Richard Horne and Helen Szirtes advises on achieving the transformation of your choice. (12-up)
Learn to Draw Farm Animals: Step-by-Step Instructions for 21 Favorite Subjects, Including a Horse, Cow & Pig! ($4.95) by Jickie Torres and Robbin Cuddy is a drawing guide. (6-up)
I Love Cats! Activity Book: Meow-velous Stickers, Trivia, Step-by–Step Drawing Projects, and More for the Cat Lover in You! and I Love Dogs! Activity Book: Pup-tacular Stickers, Trivia, Step-by-Step Drawing Projects, and More for the Dog Lover in You! by Diana Fisher; and I Love Horses! Activity Book: Giddy-up Great Stickers, Trivia, Step-by-Step Drawing Projects, and More for the Horse Lover in You! by Russell Farrell ($9.95 each) are animal-themed drawing guides. (6-up)
Learn to Draw Disney/Pixar Cars: Featuring Favorite Characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Cars 2, Including Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Sally! ($5.95) are drawing manuals based on these films. (6-up)
Open Wounds ($16.95) by Joe Lunievicz. A boy orphaned at an early age learns to harness his pentup anger through fencing. (14-up)
A Closer Look ($16.95) by Karen DelleCava. A high school track star is horrified when she learns she has alopecia. (14-up)
A Kid from Southie ($16.95) by John “Red” Shea and Mike Harmon. Desperate to help his mother financially, a Boston teen gets involved in organized crime. (14-up)
Cracking the Ice ($16.95) by David Hendrickson. A black hockey player who enrolls at a formerly all-white prep school discovers he has enemies on his own team. (14-up)
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
The Faerie Locket, a Companion Novel to a Practical Guide to Faeries ($9.95) by Susan Morris tells of a locket that holds the key to a miniature world of magic. (8-12)
Monster Slayers: Unleashed ($9.95) by Lukas Ritter. Evin must rescue his friends and stop a medusa bent on revenge in this sequel to Monster Slayers. (8-12)
Off We Go... by Avril Webster, illus. by David Ryley, introduces Off We Go to the Dentist, Off We Go to the Grocery Store, and Off We Go for a Haircut ($9.95 each, 4-8).
The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book ($14.95) by Rufus Butler Seder uses moving-picture technology to retell this classic. (8-up)
World Without Fish ($16.95) by Mark Kurlansky, illus. by Frank Stockton, discusses the plight of the world’s fish and what kids can do about it. (10-up)
Point to Happy ($19.95) by Miriam Smith. Aimed at children affected by autism spectrum disorder, this comes with a pointer to help them communicate with others. (2-up)
The Fashion Designer’s Handbook & Fashion Kit ($19.95) by Marjorie Galen presents instructions and materials to create doll clothes. (7-12)
My Dog! ($12.95) by Michael Rosen is a guide for young dog owners. (8-up)
Zenescope/Silver Dragon Books
Discovery Channel’s Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Predators ($9.99) by Joe Brusha is a graphic novel about the creatures of the prehistoric world. (9-14)
Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions into Pay ($14.99) by Kenrya Rankin, illus. by Eriko Takada and Marissa Fiend, is a guide for entrepreneurial teens. (12-up)
The Look Book: 50 Iconic Beauties and How to Achieve Their Signature Styles ($18.99) by Erika Stadler, illus. by Carol Pesce, examines the looks of famous women. (13-up)
Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens ($14.99) by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke, illus. by Christian Robinson, is a guide to navigating life as an LGBT teen. (14-up)
The Lord’s Prayer ($16.99) by Rick Warren, illus. by Richard Jesse Watson, illustrates and provides commentary on this familiar prayer. (4-7)
Hear My Prayer ($12.99) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Gigi Moore, collects 12 original prayers. (4-7)
Princess Joy’s Birthday Blessing and Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten ($12.99 each) by Jacqueline Johnson and Jeanna Young, illus. by Omar Aranda. These debut titles in a series are based on biblical parables. (4-7)
If I Were a Mouse ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marsela Hajdinjak-Krec. A child imagines life as different animals. (4-7)
Brave Young Knight ($15.99) by Karen Kingsbury, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard. A boy competes with other young knights to become prince of all the land. (4-7)
F Is for Fireflies ($15.99) by Kathy-jo Wargin takes an alphabetical look at summer’s blessings. (4-7)
The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible ($19.99) by Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill collects 48 biblical tales. (4-8)
The Last Martin ($12.99) by Jonathan Friesen. A teen struggles to break a family curse after discovering that he has only 12 weeks to live. (9-12)
Insight ($15.99) by Diana Greenwood. A girl’s difficult life in rural Wisconsin is made harder when her peculiar sister is discovered to be a seer. (15-18)
The Berenstain Bears star in The Berenstain Bears’ Perfect Fishing Spot by Stan and Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain, illus. by Mike Berenstain ($6.99, 4-7).
The Aedyn Chronicles continues with Flight of the Outcasts by Alister McGrath ($14.99, 9-12).
Picture That! ($9.99) by Tracy Harrast, illus. by Garry Colby, rounds up 65 biblical tales featuring picture icons. (4-7)
The Story for Kids ($9.99) is a guide to discovering the Bible. (9-12)
Roadside Assistance ($9.99) by Amy Clipston. Emily’s identity as a tomboy and her way of expressing her faith clash with others’ expectations. (13-16)
The Berenstain Bears return in The Berenstain Bears’ Kitten Rescue, The Berenstain Bears’ Neighbor in Need, and The Berenstain Bears’ Jobs Around Town by Jan and Mike Berenstain, illus. by Mike Berenstain ($3.99 each, 4-7). I Can Read!/VeggieTales offers What’s Up with Lyle?, LarryBoy Meets the Bubblegum Bandit, and Princess Petunia’s Sweet Apple Pie ($3.99 each, 4-7). And I Can Read!/Bible Stories introduces The Prodigal Son, Joshua Crosses the Jordan, Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand, and Jesus Raises Lazarus by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Valerie Sokolova ($3.99 each, 4-7).
I Can Read!/Rainforest Friends welcomes Troo’s Big Climb, Troo’s Secret Clubhouse, and Troo Makes a Splash by Cheryl Crouch, illus. by Kevin Zimmer ($3.99 each, 4-7). I Can Read!/Made by God gains Sea Creatures, Our Feathered Friends, and Big Bugs, Little Bugs ($3.99 each, 4-7). I Can Read!/A Horse Named Bob releases A Horse Named Bob, A Perfect Pony, Bob’s Great Escape, and Double Trouble by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Claudia Wolf ($3.99 each, 4-7). Dragons of Starlight continues with Warrior by Bryan Davis ($9.99, 9-12). New Katy Lambright novels by Kim Vogel Sawyer are Katy’s Homecoming ($6.99, 13-16); and Katy’s Decision ($9.99, 13-16). Glamour by Melody Carlson joins On the Runway ($9.99, 13-16). And Limos, Lattes & My Life on the Fringe by Nancy Rue joins Real Life ($9.99, 13-16).