SAINT MARY'S PRESS
Walking with the Word: Daily Ventures into 15 Books of the Bible ($12.95) by Larry Schatz collects 366 reflections. (14-up)
I'm Glad You Asked: 60 Common Questions Catholics Have About the Bible ($12.95) by Mark Pierce answers questions on various topics. (14-up)
SCHOLASTIC/BLUE SKY PRESS
Into the Volcano ($18.99) by Don Wood. Two boys become trapped in underground tunnels beneath an erupting volcano. (All ages)
Too Many Toys ($16.99) by David Shannon. A boy with a surfeit of toys has to start giving them away. (4-8)
The Boy Who Went Ape ($16.99) by Benjamin James Watson, illus. by Richard Jesse Watson. A boy and an ape change places on a class trip to the zoo. (4-8)
Ready, Freddy! adds Camping Catastrophe! and Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99 each, 4-8).
WalterWick'sOptical Tricks 10th Anniv. Ed. by Walter Wick ($14.99) pairs optical illusions with photography. (All ages)
I Am a Train and I Am a Garbage Truck ($4.99 each) by Ace Landers, illus. by P. Migliari, are shaped board books offering basic facts. (up to 3)
Lullaby and Good Night ($9.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Janet Samuel, is a board book featuring a nightlight and music. (up to 3)
Santa's Workshop ($5.99) by Lily Karr, illus. by P. Migliari, is a shaped board book with foil and flocking. (up to 3)
Build a Burrito: A Counting Book in English and Spanish ($7.99) by Denise Vega, illus. by David Diaz, features shaped pages. (3-5)
Midnight Fright ($5.99) by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Hideko Takahashi. This Halloween book has a clock with movable hands. (3-5)
Come Rhyme with Me ($9.99) by Hans Wilhelm. Kids lift the flaps to find rhymes. (4-6)
What Are Clouds Made Of? And Other Questions About the World Around Us ($10.99), compiled by Geraldine Taylor, illus. by Amy Schimler, is an interactive book that answers children's questions. (4-8)
Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night ($13.99) by Walter Wick is a search-and-find book containing 12 photographic scenes. (4-8)
Ten Little Christmas Presents ($9.99) by Jean Marzollo. Forest animals each find a surprise in this counting tale. (4-8)
Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween? ($8.99) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrzycki, spotlights trick-or-treaters who might be monsters. (4-8)
Fly Guy is back in Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4-8).
The Tale of Jack Frost ($3.99) by Marcia Jones, illus. by Priscilla Burris, tells how young Jack grew up to be Jack Frost. (3-5)
The Littlest Pilgrim ($3.99) by Brandi Dougherty, illus. by Kirsten Richards. This Thanksgiving tale celebrates friendship. (4-8)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell ($5.99) by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, gives this song a Christmas theme. (4-8)
A Very Special Snowflake ($3.99) by Don Hoffman, illus. by Todd Dakins. A community comes together to find a missing puppy. (4-8)
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt ($5.99) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Miki Sakamoto, offers an autumnal take on the song “We're Going on a Bear Hunt.” (4-8)
Scholastic Readers adds Can You See What I See? Christmas Read-and-Seek by Walter Wick; My Dog, Buddy by David Milgrim; and Spooky Hayride by Brian James, illus. by Bryan Langdo ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Dog Lost ($16.99) by Ingrid Lee. An abandoned pit bull pup wonders if she'll ever find her boy again. (8-11)
Inkdeath ($24.99) by Cornelia Funke concludes the Inkheart trilogy. (9-up)
Black Rabbit Summer ($17.99) by Kevin Brooks. Could Pete's former childhood friend really be a deranged killer? (12-up)
Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie ($16.95) by Norton Juster, illus. by Chris Raschka, is a sequel to The Hello, Goodbye Window. (2-up)
What a Trip! ($16.95) by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Richard Egielski. A kid trips and falls into a dimension where everything is pointy. (3-up)
Gully's Travels ($16.95) by Tor Seidler, illus. by Brock Cole, follows the adventures of a dog after his master gives him away. (8-up)
SCHOLASTIC EN ESPAÑOL
Title in Spanish
Demasiados juguetes (Too Many Toys) by David Shannon ($16.99, 4-8).
Paperbacks in Spanish
¡Un día una señora se tragó una campana! (There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!) by Lucille Colandro ($4.99, 4-8); Pinta el viento (Paint the Wind) by Pam Muñoz Ryan ($5.99, 9-12); and El jinete del dragón (Dragon Rider) by Cornelia Funke ($9.99, 9-12).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Littlest Pet Shop: Celebra la Navidad (Deck the Halls) ($4.99, 4-8); Disparates de escuela: La fiebre del tesoro (Schooling Around!: Treasure Fever!) by Andy Griffiths ($5.99, 9-12); and Escalofríos: La noche del muñeco viviente (Goosebumps: The Night of the Living Dummy) by R.L. Stine ($5.99, 8-12).
The Good Neighbors: Kin ($16.99) by Holly Black, illus. by Ted Naifeh. Rue must find her lost mother and defeat a dark faerie. (12-up)
Bone adds Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith ($19.99, paper $9.99, all ages).
Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles ($9.99) by Frank Cammuso re-creates the King Arthur legend in a middle-school setting. (7-10).
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix issues ClaudiaandMean Janine by Ann M. Martin, adapted by Raina Telgemeier ($8.99, 9-12).
The Most Amazing Thumb Doodles Book in the History of the Civilized World ($16.99) includes four ink pads, drawings and instructions. (6-up)
Klutz Build-a-Book: A Book That's All About My Family ($12.95) is a kit to make a keepsake book. (6-up)
My Style Studio: Design & Trace Your Own Fashions ($19.95) offers supplies and inspiration for aspiring fashion designers. (8-up)
Create Your Own Paper-craft Cards: Flowers ($16.95) by Anne Akers Johnson includes materials for making greeting cards. (10-up)
Just Between Us: How to Share Secrets with Your Friends (and No One Else!) ($16.95). This book about secret languages, codes and signs comes with an invisible-ink pen and notepad. (8-up)
LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions ($21.95) by Doug Stillinger outlines 16 projects to build with accompanying bricks. (7-up)
Card Trickery: Throw, Fan Flourish, Spot Cheaters, and Do Magic with Cards ($14.95). This book that teaches card tricks includes a deck of cards. (11-up)
Make Your Own Angel Ornaments ($16.95) provides directions and materials to make eight ornaments. (8-up)
Dress Up Your Own Paper Pups ($12.95) offers two paper puppies and punch-out wardrobes. (4-up)
Eye Find: A Picture Puzzle Book ($14.95) presents 15 picture puzzles. (4-up)
Build Your Own Monsters ($9.95) contains punch-out monster body parts and decorations. (4-up)
Her Mother's Face ($16.99) by Roddy Doyle, illus. by Freya Blackwood. A girl finds a way to remember her mother in this tale of loss, love and family. (4-8)
Carlos Is Gonna Get It ($16.99) by Kevin Emerson. A bully has second thoughts about playing a prank on an unsuspecting kid. (9-12)
Ways to Live Forever ($16.99) by Sally Nicholls. A boy with leukemia is determined to learn the answers to questions no one ever answers. (9-12)
The Gate of Days ($16.99) by Guillaume Prévost, trans. by William Rodarmor, is a sequel to The Book of Time. (9-12)
Crossing to Paradise ($17.99) by Kevin Crossley-Holland. In medieval times, a girl travels across Europe on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. (12-up)
SCHOLASTIC LICENSED PUBLISHING
Barney stars in Barney's Christmas Countdown ($4.99, up to 3). Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! issues It's Wubbzy! ($9.99, 2-5) and and O'Figgity Fig Tree: A Holiday Story ($6.99, 2-5). Littlest Pet Shop adds seven titles ($3.99-$9.99 each, 4-8). And Star Wars offers Obi Wan Biography ($15.99, 9-12).
Planet Earth issues Animals and Their Prey by Tracey West ($5.99, all ages) and Animals of Africa by Lisa Ryan-Herndon ($3.99, all ages). Barney returns in Let's Go Visit the Doctor by Margie Larsen and Let's Go Visit the Police Station by Mark Bernthal ($2.99 each, up to 3). Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! adds A Little Help from My Friends ($4.99, 2-5); A Tale of Tails and Special Delivery ($3.99 each, 2-5); and Welcome to Wuzzleburg ($6.99, 2-5). Care Bears return in How Do You Feel? ($3.99, 3-5). Mars Alien Attack by Allison Lassieur joins LEGO Space Adventures ($3.99, 4-8). And LEGO Bionicle adds Journey of Takanuva by Greg Farshtey ($3.99, 4-8) and Farshtey's Bionicle Legends: The Final Battle ($4.99, 9-12).
Pokémon continues with Save the Sheldon by Simcha Whitehill ($3.99, 5-7), All New Collector's Sticker Book ($9.99, 7-10), How to Draw the Newest Pokémon by Maria Alfono ($4.99, 7-10) and The Ultimate Handbook by Cris Silvestri ($9.99, 7-10). Barbie returns in Barbie and the Diamond Castle by Shannon Penney and Barbie in A Christmas Carol by Holly Kowitt ($3.99 each, 7-10). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tie-ins are Harry Potter Deluxe Coloring Book ($5.99, 4-8); Harry Potter Posterbook and Harry Potter Collector's Sticker Book ($6.99 each, 7-10); and Hogwarts and Beyond Poster Book ($9.99, 7-10). Scooby—Doo is back in The Haunted Road Trip by Gail Herman, Museum Madness by Jesse Leon McCann and Thanksgiving Terror by Mariah Balaban ($3.99 each, 7-10). High School Musical 3 offers The Ultimate Unauthorized Guide by Jackie Robb ($5.99, 9-12). And Star Wars presents The Last of the Jedi #10 by Judy Blundell ($5.99, 9-12).
Alphabet ($4.99) by Justine Smith, illus. by Fiona Land. This tactile board book features the alphabet song. (up to 2)
My Body ($9.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Nancy Davis, is a board book with mirror. (up to 2)
Welcome Winter ($5.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Nancy Davis, is a tactile board book that visits a wintry world. (up to 2)
Playtime Book and DVD ($12.99) by Justine Smith, illus. by Fiona Land, features a large-format board book with die-cuts and flaps. (up to 3)
Rhyme-a-Round ($10.99) by Justine Smith, illus. by Fiona Land, is an oversized board book with textures and die-cuts. (up to 3)
Small Seed ($7.99) by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Mara van der Meer. This book about nature has textured pages. (1-3)
SCHOLASTIC/LITTLE SHEPHERD BOOKS
I Am Blessed ($8.99) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers, is a padded board book celebrating life's blessings. (3-5)
The Christmas Book: How to Have the Best Christmas Ever ($9.99) by Juliana Foster includes cooking tips, activities and stories. (8-up)
The Family Book: Amazing Things to Do Together ($16.99), ed. by Philippa Wingate, rounds up family activities. (8-up)
Adventures of Riley continues with South Pole Penguins and Polar Bear Puzzle by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz ($16.99 each, 4-8).
Penguins ($12.99) by Liz Pichon. What happens when the penguins at the zoo find a camera? (3-7)
Santa's Little Helper ($14.99) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Daniel Howarth. An Arctic hare helps Santa distribute gifts. (4-8)
Alec Flint, Super Sleuth: The Niña, The Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure ($15.99) by Jill Santopolo is the first mystery starring this detective. (7-10)
Elliot's Park adds Haunted Hike by Patrick Carman ($8.99, 7-10). Charlie Bone is back in Charlie Bone and the Shadow by Jenny Nimmo ($10.99, 9-12). The Fire Eternal by Chris d'Lacey joins Dragons ($16.99, 9-12). And Darkside continues with Lifeblood by Tom Becker ($16.99, 12-up).
Destined to Live: A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust ($5.99) by Ruth Gruener is a memoir of a Jewish girl who hid with a Polish family during the war and eventually moved to America. (9-12)
Butterfly Meadow issues Three Cheers for Mallow!, Skipper to the Rescue and Dazzle's New Friend by Olivia Moss, illus. by Helen Turner ($4.99 each, 6-9). Fun Day Fairies offers seven titles by Daisy Meadows, including Megan the Monday Fairy and Sienna the Saturday Fairy ($4.99 each, 6-9). Meadows's Pet Fairies gains Penny the Pony Fairy ($4.99, 6-9). Rainbow Magic gains Rainbow Magic Collection Vol. 2 ($14.99, 6-9); Door Hanger Book ($7.99, 6-9); and Stella the Star Fairy ($6.99, 6-9). Puppy Place adds two tales by Ellen Miles ($4.99 each, 6-9). Sister Magic offers Mable Strikes a Chord and Violet Takes the Cake by Anne Mazer ($4.99 each, 6-9).
Beast Quest adds two books by Adam Blade, illus. by Ezra Tucker ($4.99 each, 7-10). The Haunting of Hillside School joins Cabin Creek Mysteries by Kristiana Gregory ($4.99, 7-10). Dinosaur Cove gains March of the Ankylosaurus and Flight of the Quetzalcoatlus by Rex Stone, illus. by Mike Spoor ($4.99 each, 7-10). Geronimo Stilton releases two novels ($6.99 each, 7-10); and The Geronimo Stilton Adventurer's Boxed Set ($27.96, 7-10). Ruby and the Booker Boys launches with Brand-new School, Brave New Ruby, Ruby Booker: Trivia Queen,3rd Grade Supreme and The Slumber Party Payback be Derrick Barnes, illus. by Vanessa Brantley ($4.99 each, 7-10). And Secrets of Droon continues with Flight of the Blue Serpent by Tony Abbott ($4.99, 7-10).
Classic Goosebumps by R.L. Stine releases Monster Blood, The Haunted Mask and One Day at HorrorLand; and Stine's Goosebumps HorrorLand adds The Scream of the Haunted Mask and Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz ($5.99 each, 8-12). Is That a... by Todd Strasser starts up with Is That a Dead Dog in Your Locker? and Is That a Sick Cat in Your Backpack? ($4.99 each, 8-12). Meet the Kreeps kicks off with There Goes the Neighborhood and The New Step-Mummy by Kiki Thorpe ($4.99 each, 8-12). New Candy Apple novels are The Sister Switch by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, Accidentally Fabulous and Accidentally Famous by Lisa Papademetriou and Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa by Laura Bergen ($4.99 each, 9-12). And Deltora Quest offers The Complete Series by Emily Rodda ($19.99, 9-12).
Guardians of Ga'hoole gains The War of the Ember by Kathryn Lasky ($4.99, 9-12). How I Survived Middle School releases P.S. I Really Like You and Who's Got Spirit? by Nancy Krulik ($4.99 each, 9-12). Ann M. Martin's Main Street continues with The Secret Book Club and September Surprises ($6.99 each, 9-12). Oliver Nocturne launches with The Vampire's Photograph, The Sunlight Slayings and The Demon Hunter by Kevin Emerson ($5.99, 9-12). Schooling Around! begins with Treasure Fever! and Pencil of Doom! by Andy Griffiths ($5.99, 9-12). Incurable joins The Ellie Chronicles by John Marsden ($7.99, 12-up). It's Happy Bunny issues Ultimate Sticker Book ($7.99, 12-up). Little Secrets releases Nothing but the Truth and Lock and Key by Emily Blake ($4.99 each, 12-up). And Making a Splash welcomes Whitney by Jade Parker ($5.99, 12-up).
The Crushes ($16.99) by Pamela Wells is a sequel to The Heartbreakers. (12-up)
This Book Isn't Fat, It's Fabulous ($16.99) by Nadia Cornier centers on a girl who leaves her posh Manhattan world to attend fat camp. (14-up)
Popular Vote ($8.99) by Micol Ostow. A scandal erupts when the mayor's daughter runs for student council president. (12-up)
Top 8 ($8.99) by Katie Finn. A teen's life is sent into a tailspin when someone hacks her online profile. (12-up)
Hotlanta issues If Only You Knew by Denene Milner and Mitzi Miller ($8.99, 14-up).
Jibberwillies at Night ($16.99) by Rachel Vail, illus. by Yumi Heo. Katie's mother solves her nighttime fears. (4-8)
Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own ($16.99) by Isabella Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Paula Kahumbu, photos by Peter Greste. A mountain gorilla is rescued by her father after her mother disappears. (4-8)
The Worst Best Friend by Alexis O’Neill, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith. ($16.99). The creators of The Recess Queen return with a lesson in friendship. (4-8)
The New Bear at School ($12.99) by Carrie Weston, illus. by Tim Warnes. The animals are afraid of the new bear at school, until he saves the day. (4-8)
Sipping Spiders Through a Straw ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Gris Grimly, puts a silly spin on campfire songs. (4-8)
Along Came Spider ($15.99) by James Preller. Can two boys' friendship survive fifth grade? (8-12)
Cyberia ($16.99) by Chris Lynch. Zane can understand the language of pets who want their freedom. (9-12)
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World ($17.99) by Christine King Farris, illus. by London Ladd. The sister of Martin Luther King Jr. recalls his historic 1963 march on Washington. (9-12)
Here Lies Arthur ($17.99) by Philip Reeve reveals how the young leader of a rag-tag group became King Arthur. (12-up)
The Hunger Games ($17.99) by Suzanne Collins. A girl participates in a deadly competition in this story set in the ruins of North America. (12-up)
The Lab ($17.99) by Jack Heath follows a teenage special agent fighting to uphold justice. (12-up)
Pemba's Song: A Hip Hop Ghost Story ($16.99) by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya Hegamin. Phyllis is visited by the ghost of an 18th-century slave. (12-up)
What I Saw and How I Lied ($16.99) by Judy Blundell. After WWII, Evie must make a difficult decision when she falls for a former soldier. (12-up)
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls welcomes The New Girl by Meg Cabot ($15.99, 9-12). Patrick Carman's The Land of Elyon continues with Stargazer ($11.99, 9-12). Alcatraz continues with Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson ($16.99, 9-12). And Melting Stones joins the Circle of Magic quartet by Tamora Pierce ($17.99, 12-up).
Kendra ($16.99) by Coe Booth. Kendra and her mother learn how to make their family work. (15-up)
Losers ($8.99) by Matthue Roth. A boy born in Russia learns about teen life in America. (15-up)
How Fast Is It? ($14.99) by Ben Hillman. How fast is a cheetah or a sneeze? (7-10)
How to Speak Cat ($6.99) by Sarah Whitehead is a guide to interacting with felines. (7-10)
An Elephant Never Forgets: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff ($9.99) offers memory tips. (8-12)
Greetings from the 50 States ($18.99) by Sheila Keenan rounds up info about each state. (9-12)
Ultimate Interactive Atlas of the World and Ultimate Interactive Atlas of Space ($17.99 each) feature 3-D maps, pop-ups and tabs. (9-12)
The Scholastic Zany Miscellany ($14.99) collects offbeat facts. (9-12)
The Search for Vile Things: Vol. One ($9.99) by Jane Hammerslough describes unusual plants, animals, food and customs of the South Pacific. (9-12)
Scholastic Spot the Differences ($5.99) by Steven Rosen presents picture puzzles organized by season. (7-10)
First Kids: The True Stories of All the President's Children ($7.99) by Noah McCullough spotlights the White House's young residents. (9-12)
Scholastic Book of World Records 2009 ($9.99) by Jenifer Morse rounds up various records. (9-12)
100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet ($6.99) by Anna Claybourne discusses such phenomena as natural disasters and animal attacks. (9-12)
Sports Illustrated Kids Year in Sports 2009 ($9.99) recaps sports highlights. (9-12)
Scholastic True or False welcomes Reptiles and Farm Animals by Melvin and Gilda Berger ($4.99 each, 7-10). And Crime Scene: True-Life Forensic Files debuts with Dusting and DNA and Profilers and Poison by D.B. Beres and Anna Prokos ($6.99 each, 9-12).
One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science! ($9.95) by Eric and Natalie Yoder rounds up science-themed mysteries. (8-12)
Dear Santa... ($12.95) by Ronne Randall. This story about a lost letter to Santa comes with notecards, stickers and a snowman pen. (5-up)
Amazing Baby by Emma Dodd welcomes Jingle Bell Baby ($12.95, up to 3); and Five Little Ducks! and Rainbow Fun! ($5.95 each, up to 3). Spinning Wheels adds Diggers and Dumpers by Margaret Wang, illus. by Andrew Crowson ($12.95, 3-up). Snappy Sounds gains Snappy Sounds Toys! by Derek Matthews ($12.95, 3-5). Kaleidopops issues Oceans by Ruth Martin ($15.95, 5-up). Joining 3-D Explorer are Rain Forest by Joe Fullman and Oceans by Jen Green ($16.95 each, 7-up). New Ultimate Guides are Animals: The Ultimate Guide to the Animal Kingdom by John Farndon and Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Dinosaurs by Steve Parker ($16.95 each, 8-up). Field Guides releases The Field Guide to Safari Animals by Paul Beck ($15.95, 8-up). Model Masters continues with Dragons by Elizabeth Allen ($19.95, 8-up). Explore Within issues Explore Within a Medieval Castle by Justine Ciovacco ($21.95, 8-up). And Uncover It offers Uncover a Dolphin by David George Gordon ($18.95, 8-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
We the People: The Story of Our Constitution ($17.99) by Lynne Cheney celebrates the founding of this nation. (All ages)
I Got Two Dogs ($17.99) by John Lithgow, illus. by Robert Neubecker, is a picture-book version of this song, packaged with a CD. (2-6)
What's Under the Bed? ($15.99) by Joe Fenton. An imaginative child wonders what might be under his bed. (3-7)
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears ($17.99) by Emily Gravett. Little Mouse is afraid of nearly everything, but someone is afraid of him. (4-8)
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids ($19.99) by Sean Covey, illus. by Stacy Curtis, collects stories delivering life lessons. (4-8)
Tea for Ruby ($16.99) by Sarah Ferguson, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, is a book on manners. (4-8)
Paula Deen's My First Cookbook ($19.99) by Paula Deen with Martha Nesbit, illus. by Susan Mitchell, serves up recipes and childhood memories. (4-8)
Reindeer Christmas ($15.99) by Mark Kimball Moulton, illus. by Karen Hillard Good, is a tale about the true spirit of giving. (4-8)
Chalk & Cheese ($16.99) by Tim Warnes tells of the friendship between a New York City dog and an English country mouse. (4-8)
Seabiscuit: The Wonder Horse ($15.99) by Meghan McCarthy reveals how an undersized horse became a racing champion. (4-8)
President Pennybaker ($16.99) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Diane Goode. What if a kid ran for president and won? (4-8)
Turkey Bowl ($14.99) by Phil Bildner, illus. by C.F. Payne, is a Thanksgiving tale featuring family, food and football. (5-8)
Hooray for Reading Day! ($15.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Arthur Howard. Worried about reading aloud, Jessica practices with her family. (5-8)
Macmillan First Dictionary ($17.99) is an illustrated reference volume. (5-8)
A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet ($16.99) by Stephen T. Johnson. This alphabet and activity book introduces abstract art. (5-9)
Kenny & the Dragon ($15.99) by Tony DiTerlizzi. A rabbit averts disaster when his two best friends, a dragon and a dragon-slayer, prepare for battle. (8-12)
Go Long! ($15.99) by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell offers a novel about confidence and determination off and on the field. (8-12)
My So-Called Family ($15.99) by Courtney Sheinmel is about a girl determined to find her half-siblings fathered by the same sperm donor. (8-12)
The Walls of Cartagena ($15.99) by Julia Durango, illus. by Tom Pohrt. A boy sets out to help two friends gain their freedom. (8-12)
The Funeral Director's Son ($15.99) by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. What will it take to get Kip away from his hometown and family's business? (8-12)
I Wanna Be Your Shoebox ($16.99) by Cristina Garcia centers on a girl whose life becomes complicated as she starts eighth grade. (8-12)
Nightmare at the Book Fair ($15.99) by Dan Gutman. After library books fall on his head, Trip finds himself in a world where he lives out different book genres. (8-12)
The Teashop Girls ($15.99) by Laura Schaefer, illus. by Sujean Rim, is a debut novel about first jobs, first crushes, and growing up. (8-14)
Fun with Hieroglyphs ($24.99) by Catharine Roehrig. This guide to the hieroglyph alphabet is published with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (8-up)
Palace of Mirrors ($15.99) by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a sequel to Just Ella. (10-14)
Chains ($16.99) by Laurie Halse Anderson. At the start of the Revolutionary War, Isabel is sold to a cruel loyalist family. (10-up).
Animals Anonymous ($14.99) by Richard Michelson, illus. by Scott Fischer, offers 40 poems about strange and rowdy teenagers. (14-up)
Jon Scieszka's Trucktown continues with Melvin Might? by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon ($16.99, 3-8). Annie and Snowball return in Annie and Snowball and the Pink Surprise by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($15.99, 5-7). The Naughty Nork by Bruce Coville, illus. by Katherine Coville, completes the Moongobble and Me series ($14.99, 6-10). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist is back in The Frandidate by Jim Benton ($14.99, 7-10). Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles offers A Giant Problem by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black ($10.99, 7-up). And Who Shrunk Daniel Funk issues Escape of the Mini-Mummy by Lin Oliver, illus. by Stephen Gilpin ($14.99, 8-12).
The Shield, Sword, and Crown releases The Sword of Waters by Hilari Bell ($16.99, 8-12). Insiders welcomes Sharks by Beverly McMillan and John Musick and Insects & Spiders by Noel Tait ($16.99 each, 8-12) and Atlas of the Universe by Mark Garlick ($19.99, 9-14). The Mother-Daughter Book Club adds The Mother-Daughter Book Club Chapter 2 by Heather Vogel Frederick ($15.99, 9-12). The Indigo King joins The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James Owen ($17.99, 12-up). And Private gains The Private Prequel: Last Christmas by Kate Brian ($16.99, 14-up).
The Curse of Cuddles McGee and Boots & Pieces ($5.99 each) by Emily Ecton. Middle school kids try to save their town from threatening creatures. (8-12)
The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa ($5.99) by Bill Wallace is a holiday canine caper. (8-12)
Four Truths and a Lie ($5.99) by Lauren Barnholdt. Boy-crazy Scarlett is sent to an all-girls school, where her reputation is put on the line. (9-13)
Trading Faces ($5.99) by Julia De-Villers and Jennifer Roy, illus. by Alison Smith. Identical twins switch places at the start of middle school. (9-13)
Total Knockout: Tale of an Ex-Class President ($5.99) by Taylor Morris. A girl who's a competitive boxer is impeached as class president. (9-13)
Ready-to-Read adds Ant Hill: Snow Day! A Winter Tale by Joan Holub, illus. by Will Terry ($3.99, 3-5); Natural Disaster: Volcano! and Flood! by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace; Jon Scieszka's Trucktown: Snow Trucking by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon; Kay Thompson'sEloise: Eloise Skates!, adapted by Lisa McClatchy, art adapted by Tammie Lyon; Martin's Dream by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Amy June Bates; Robin Hill School: Halloween Fun by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon; and Max & Mo's Halloween Surprise by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Brian Floca ($3.99 each, 4-6); Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($3.99, 5-7); and Bunnicula and Friends: Creepy-Crawly Birthday by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($3.99, 6-8).
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew adds three titles by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($3.99 each, 6-9). The New Girl joins Sleepover Squad by P.J. Denton, illus. by Julia Denos ($3.99, 6-9). Nancy Drew: Girl Detective has four additions by Carolyn Keene ($5.99 each, 8-12). Four mysteries join Franklin W. Dixon's The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers ($5.99 each, 8-12). Edgar & Ellen return in Nodyssey: Hot Air and Frostbites by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($9.99 each, 8-12). Leven Thumps reappears in Leven Thumps and the Eyes of Want by Obert Skye, illus. by Ben Sowards ($8.99, 8-12). Turning Points offers Little Rock Nine by Marshall Poe, illus. by Ellen Lindner ($7.99, 8-12). And Before They Were Famous welcomes Albert Einstein by Vito Delsante, illus. by Mike Lilly ($7.99, 8-12).
Childhood of Famous Americans continues with Frederick Douglass by George Stanley and Milton Hershey by M.M. Eboch, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($5.99 each, 8-12). 10 Days introduces Thomas Alva Edison, Anne Frank, Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Colbert ($6.99 each, 8-13). Annie Bryant's Beacon Street Girls adds three novels, plus Special Adventures: Isabel's Texas Two-Step and Charlotte in Paris ($6.99 each, 9-13). The Ashleys issues Birthday Vicious and Lip Gloss Jungle by Melissa de la Cruz ($9.99 each, 9-13). Tom Sniegoski's The Brimstone Network trilogy debuts with The Brimstone Network and The Shroud of A'Ranka ($5.99 each, 9-13). And Pendragon: Before the War launches with The Travelers by D.J. MacHale and Carla Jablonski ($6.99, 10-up).
Forever Young ($17.99) by Bob Dylan, illus. by Paul Rogers. Illustrations reimagine the lyrics to this song. (All ages)
Deck the Halls ($16.99) by Norman Rockwell sets this carol to holiday-themed paintings. (All ages)
Imagine a Place ($17.99) by Sarah Thomson, illus. by Rob Gonsalves, is a companion to Imagine a Night and Imagine a Day. (All ages)
Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure ($19.99) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. Duck devises a plan of his own for the annual corn maze festival. (3-7)
Dogfish ($16.99) by Gillian Shields, illus. by Dan Taylor. A boy discovers that there is more to his pet goldfish than meets the eye. (3-7)
The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale ($16.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Brian Floca, retells a story about a young seamstress teased by a sprite. (4-8)
The 3 Bears and Goldilocks ($16.99) by Margaret Willey, illus. by Heather Solomon. What do the bears think of Goldilocks? (4-8)
That Book Woman ($16.99) by Heather Henson, illus. by David Small, honors the Pack Horse Librarians who carried books to remote regions during the Depression. (4-8)
Nit-Pickin' ($15.99) by Nancy van Laan, illus. by George Booth, is a tale about head lice. (4-8)
Boogie Knights ($16.99) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Mark Siegel, invites readers to a Halloween monster ball. (4-8)
How Kids Really Work ($16.99) by Alan Snow reveals kids' inner workings. (4-10)
The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch ($16.99) by Anne Isaacs, illus. by Dan Santat. Estrella's furry friends are taken hostage by the ghosts of gold miners. (6-9)
Spies Revealed ($21.99) by Richard Platt explores the art of espionage in the same format as Robots and Pirates. (6-12)
The Houdini Box ($17.99) by Brian Selznick. After a chance meeting with Houdini, Victor is given a mysterious locked box. (7-10)
It Was September When We Ran Away for the First Time ($16.99) by D. James Smith. In 1951, three boys learn about prejudice and the way people relate to others. (8-12)
Hit the Road, Manny ($16.99) by Christian Burch is a sequel to The Manny Files. (8-12)
Lost and Found ($16.99) by Andrew Clements. When twins start at a new school, they gain new perspective on friendship, learning and honesty. (8-12)
A Gift of Days: The Greatest Words to Live By ($19.99) by Stephen Alcorn presents the words and ideas of 365 noteworthy individuals. (8-up)
Life ($16.99) by Mariah Fredericks concludes the In the Cards trilogy. (10-14)
Voices in First Person ($16.99), ed. by Lori Marie Carlson, illus. by Flavio Morais. Hispanics share their experiences of growing up in America. (12-up)
Dark Dude ($16.99) by Oscar Hijuelos. In the 1960s, a boy leaves Harlem in search of a better life in the West. (12-up)
Gothic Lolita ($17.99) by Dakota Lane. This mystical thriller is told in the voices of two teens, one from Tokyo and one from L.A. (12-up)
Cricket Man ($16.99) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. A boy determined to make a difference in his new town discovers that his beautiful neighbor needs help. (12-up)
The Reminder ($16.99) by Rune Michaels. A teen discovers that her father has created a replica of her late mother's head. (12-up)
Venomous ($16.99) by Christopher Krovatin is a novel about an angry teen's struggle with his inner demons. (14-up)
S&S/LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Paperback Series in Spanish
Go Diego Go! offers La Navidad con Diego (Diego's Family Christmas) by Rafael Fernandez, illus. by Warner McGee ($5.99, 2-5); and Diego y los dinosaurios (Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue), adapted by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Sue DiCicco ($3.99, 3-7). And Dora la Exploradora adds Dora y la princesa de la nieve (Dora Saves the Snow Princess), adapted by Phoebe Beinstein, illus. by Dave Aikins ($3.99, 3-7).
Peter Pan: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up ($27.99) by Robert Sabuda offers a pop-up version of this story. (All ages)
Here Comes Santa: A Mini Holiday Pop-Up ($11.99) by David Pelham presents a holiday pop-up tale. (All ages)
Little Monkey and Little Panda ($9.99 each) by Kimberly Ainsworth, illus. by Michelle Berg, introduce these baby animals. (up to 3)
Hug Hug! ($7.99) by Lorie Ann Grover, illus. by Rebecca Malone, demonstrates different kinds of hugs. (1-4)
Where Is Baby's Birthday Cake? ($6.99) by Karen Katz. Children lift the flaps to find Baby's cake. (1-4)
Counting Kisses: A Book and Rattle Gift Set ($12.99) by Karen Katz is a concept board book with a plush kitty rattle. (1-4)
Jungle Gym ($9.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Marsha Gray Carrington, features seven textures. (2-4)
Even Firefighters Go to the Potty ($7.99) by Wendy Wax and Naomi Wax, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, is a gatefold potty training tale. (2-5)
Alphabet Animals ($12.99) by Suse MacDonald is an interactive ABC book. (3-5)
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack ($14.99) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, features a keyboard with sounds. (3-5)
Farmer Brown's Barnyard Gift Set ($18.99) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, packages three board books in a barn-shaped slipcase. (3-5)
Five Pesky Pumpkins ($9.99) by Marcia Vaughn, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, stars disappearing pumpkins. (3-5)
My Little Backpack ($6.99) by Nathan Reed includes press-out pieces and a handle. (3-5)
Predators ($26.99) by Lucio and Meera Santoro reveals a variety of predators, in pop-up format. (3-up)
The Big Bug Book ($19.99) by David A. Carter features three-dimensional bugs. (3-up)
Yellow Square ($19.99) by David A. Carter is a companion to Blue 2 and 600 Black Spots. (3-up)
Beach Bugs ($11.99) by David A. Carter. This book of bugs in the sand includes lights and sound. (3-up)
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle ($3.99) by Alison Inches, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, presents eco-friendly advice. (4-6)
The Polar Bears' Home: A Story About Global Warming ($3.99) by Lara Bergen, illus. by Vincent Nguyen, shows how global warming affects a bear family. (4-6)
The Secret Fairy Friends ($14.99) by Penny Dann includes 12 plastic charms, stick-on earrings and stickers. (4-8)
A Knight's City ($18.99) by Philip Steele presents a three-dimensional medieval world. (8-up)
Calico returns in Play Nice, Calico! by Karma Wilson, illus. by Buket Erdogan ($7.99, 1-4). Jon Scieszka's Trucktown adds Ride Along with Dump Truck Dan! A Foldout Book with 15 Stickers! by Tom Mason and Dan Danko, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon ($7.99, 3-5). Raggedy Ann returns in Love, Raggedy Ann by Bonnie Pinehurst ($7.99, 3-5); Raggedy Ann and Me: Meet Raggedy Ann! by Danielle Doll ($5.99, 3-5) and Raggedy Ann and Me: Let's Have a Picnic! by Alyson Heller ($6.99, 3-5), all illus. by Laura Thomas. And Holly Hobbie & Friends are back in Holly's Halloween Adventure by Alyson Heller, illus. by Kellee Riley ($3.99, 4-8).
S&S/LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
You Can Do It! ($15.99) by Tony Dungy, illus. by Amy June Bates. A boy reaches out to his younger brother in this tale by the NFL coach. (4-7)
Thank You, God: A Year of Blessings and Prayers for Little Ones ($12.99) by Sophie Allsopp. This board book offers prayers for all seasons. (4-8)
Ten Tiny Babies ($14.99) by Karen Katz is a bedtime counting tale. (1-5)
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! ($16.99) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Russell Ayto, is a sequel to Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. (3-6)
Monster Mess! ($14.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by S.D. Schindler. In this rhymed tale, a monster cleans up a messy room. (3-6)
Where Is Home, Little Pip? ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman. What happens when a young penguin wanders far from home? (3-7)
Smelly Locker: Silly Dilly School Songs ($16.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, compiles 14 songs. (3-8)
Off to First Grade ($16.99) by Louise Borden, illus. by Joan Rankin, is an alphabetical introduction to a first-grade class. (4-8)
The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix ($21.99) by Demi. A young artist discovers the phoenix's true powers. (7-10)
The Joy of Spooking:Fiendish Deeds ($15.99) by P.J. Bracegirdle begins a series about two kids who live in a run-down town but go to school in suburbia. (8-12)
The Blind Faith Hotel ($16.99) by Pamela Todd. After moving from the Northeast to the Midwest, a girl loses her bearings. (12-up)
Joseph ($16.99) by Sheila Moses. A boy whose mother is an addict and father is off fighting in Iraq tries to find his own path. (12-up)
To Be Mona ($16.99) by Kelly Easton. Worried that she'll never fit in at her school, Sage decides to transform herself into pretty, popular Mona. (12-up)
The Door of No Return ($17.99) by Sarah Mussi. Will Zac discover the truth about his past before it's too late? (12-up)
Identical ($17.99) by Ellen Hopkins. Twin sisters must come to terms with their abusive father. (14-up)
Bear returns in Bear Stays Up for Christmas ($9.99, 2-6) and Bear Feels Scared ($16.99, 3-7) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman. Golden & Grey star in A Good Day for Haunting by Louise Arnold ($16.99, 8-12).
Living Dead Girl ($16.99) by Elizabeth Scott. A teen has endured physical and mental abuse since being abducted at the age of 10. (16-up)
Must Love Black ($8.99) by Kelly McClymer. Philippa takes a summer au pair job in a creepy mansion. (12-up)
Revealers ($8.99) by Amanda Morrone. Teen witches deal with cliques, crushes and the secrets of their coven. (12-up)
Belle: A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” ($6.99) by Cameron Dokey stars a young woman whose hobby is woodcarving. (12-up)
Something Happened ($8.99) by Greg Logsted. Similar losses bring a student and a teacher closer together. (12-up)
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know ($7.99) by Sonya Sones. First love is at the heart of this novel in verse. (12-up)
The Center of the Universe (Yep, That Would Be Me) ($9.99) by Anita Liberty aka Suzanne Weber. Performance artist Weber offers a glimpse into the life of a teen. (12-up)
Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life ($9.99) by Linda and Tosh Sivertsen presents tips from a mother-son team. (12-up)
Privilege ($9.99) by Kate Brian stars Ariana, a character from Brian's Private series. (14-up)
Rehab ($8.99) by Randi Reisfeld. After partying too hard, a teenage TV star ends up in rehab. (14-up)
Skinned ($15.99) by Robin Wasserman. Cutting-edge technology saves Lia after an accident, but makes her an outcast. (14-up
Crowned ($8.99) by Julie Linker. Two girls will stop at nothing to win a teen beauty pageant. (14-up)
Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year ($8.99) by Amy Belasen and Jacob Osborn. Disgusted with boys, Jenny makes them pay with their lives. (14-up)
Angela on Sunset Boulevard ($8.99) by Melissa de la Cruz. Two teens seem to be the only ones aware of a cult-like group's dark side. (14-up)
Romantic Comedies welcomes The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Catherine Hapka, Sea of Love by Jamie Ponti and Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik ($6.99 each, 12-up). Private continues with Revelation by Kate Brian ($9.99, 14-up).
The Backyardigans star in The Shaped-Jewel Hunt by Irene Kilpatrick ($5.99, 1-4). Seven books join The Wonder Pets ($4.99-$6.99 each, 1-4 to 4-6). Go Diego Go! adds Diego's Halloween Party by Brooke Lindner, illus. by Art Mawhinney; and Diego's Family Christmas by Rafael Fernandez, illus. by Warner McGee ($5.99 each, 2-5); and Diego's Animals on the Move! by Lisa Rao, illus. by McGee ($12.99, 4-7). Blues Clues offers It's Valentine's Day! by Brooke Lindner, illus. by Dan Kanemoto ($5.99, 2-5). And Dora the Explorer stars in Dora Takes the Stage! by Irene Kilpatrick, illus. by Victoria Miller ($14.99, 3-7); and Snow Fairies' Skating Party by Kilpatrick, illus. by Dave Aikins ($5.99, 3-7).
Daniel Radcliffe: No Ordinary Wizard ($5.99) by Grace Norwich is a biography of this star of the Harry Potter films. (9-14)
Wonder Pets! offers We Can Help! by Melinda Richards ($3.99, 3-5); and Save the Bengal Tiger! ($3.99, 3-7). Dora the Explorer is back in Hooray for School! by Brooke Lindner, illus. by Susan Hall ($6.99, 3-7); Dora Saves the Snow Princess by Phoebe Beinstein, illus. by Dave Aikins ($3.99, 3-7); and Dora's Snowy Forest Adventure by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Robert Roper ($3.99, 4-6). The Backyardigans reappear in Flight of the Singing Pilot by Erica David, illus. by Susan Hall ($3.99, 3-7); and Journey Around the World by Sarah Albee ($3.99, 4-6). Go Diego Go! continues with Dinosaur Hide-and-Seek by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Warner McGee; and Diego in the Dark: Being Brave at Night by Cynthia Stierle, illus. by Alex Maher ($6.99 each, 3-7); Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Sue DiCicco ($3.99, 3-7); and Diego's Birthday Surprise and Diego and the Dinosaurs by Lara Bergen, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($3.99 each, 4-6).
SpongeBob SquarePants returns in Spongezilla Attacks! by Erica David, illus. by Heather Martinez ($6.99, 4-8); Who Bob, What Pants? by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Stephen Reed; and SpongeBob's Slap Shot by David Lewman, illus. by Harry Moore ($3.99 each, 4-8); and My Name Is Cheese-Head by Erica David, illus. by Victoria Miller ($3.99, 5-7); and SpongeBob Square Pants for Singing Out Loud!: SpongeBob's Book of Showstopping Jokes by David Lewman ($3.99, 7-10). Avatar releases Mindbenders and Brainbusters by Michael Teitelbaum ($3.99, 4-8); Sokka, the Sword Master by Sherry Gerstein; Aang's School Days by Michael Teitelbaum; and Love Potion #8 by Molly Reisner, all illus. by Patrick Spaziante ($3.99 each, 6-8). And Igor tie-ins are The Official 51st Annual Evil Science Fair Program by Eliza Eliot and The Secret to Igor's Success by Alison Inches ($3.99 each, 5-8); Igor: More Than an Igor by Tracey West and I Am Eva! by Sarah Willson ($3.99 each, 5-8); and Movie Novelization by Catherine Hapka ($5.99, 8-12).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Bedtime for Tad ($8.95) by Adam Nicely. In this board book, a rabbit tells his mother all the things he'll dream about. (1-3)
Puppy's Christmas Star ($6.95) by Odette Ross. This board book recounts Puppy's search for a spot to hang a silver star. (1-3)
Missuk's Snow Geese ($16.95) by Anne Renaud, illus. by Geneviève Côté. A girl's artistic dreams help bring her father safely home in a storm. (3-7)
Penguin and the Cupcake ($15.95) by Ashley Spires. While searching for a cupcake, Penguin encounters animal friends. (3-7)
The Undesirables ($16.95) by Paule Brière, illus. by Philippe Béha. A king and queen's vision of a perfect kingdom might mean banning “undesirables.” (5-up)
Voyage with Jason ($8.99) by Ken Catran retells the tale of Jason and the Argonauts. (9-up)
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
What Dogs Want for Christmas ($16.95) by Kandy Radzinski is a companion to What Cats Want for Christmas. (All ages)
I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey ($13.95) by Matt Napier, photos by David Milne, is a visual puzzle book for hockey fans. (All ages)
A Is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet ($17.95) by Richard Michelson, illus. by Ron Mazellan, celebrates Jewish customs and traditions. (6-10)
A Is for Amazing Moments in Sports: A Sports Alphabet ($17.95) by Brad Herzog, illus. by Melanie Rose, spotlights various sports stars and milestones. (6-10)
New Discover Our World Country-by-Country titles are C Is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet by Elissa Grodin and Mario Cuomo, illus. by Marco Ventura; and P Is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet by Tony Johnston, illus. by John Parra ($17.95 each, 6-10).
I, Q ($8.95) by Roland Smith. In this novel, themes of terrorism and technology play out against the backdrop of a band's tour. (10-up)
SMALL BEER PRESS/BIG MOUTH HOUSE
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories ($20) by Joan Aiken collects all of the author's stories about this family, including four never before published. (10-up)
SMART KIDS PUBLISHING
Beware of the Haunted House! ($12.99) by Ron Berry, illus. by Chris Sharp, is a Halloween tale with a light and sound chip. (2-5)
How Do I Kiss You? ($12.99) by Heidi Weimer, illus. by Chris Sharp. Family members bestow “animal” kisses on each other. (2-5)
My Guardian Angel ($12.99) by Ron Berry, illus. by Chris Sharp, depicts the relationship between a child and a guardian angel. (2-5)
My Animal Family adds Korow: A Baby Chimpanzee's Story, Leo: A Baby Lion's Story and Nanuq: A Baby Polar Bear's Story by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Lara Gurin ($12.99 each, 4-8).
First Look at Trucks and First Look at Aircraft ($6.95 each) by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Susan Eaddy, begin a new series, in partnernship with the Smithsonian, that explores subjects through art and photography. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)
I Love My Sister and I Love My Brother ($6.95 each) by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Taylor Oughton et al., are padded board books depicting animal siblings. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)
Puppy Explores ($6.95, book and plush $13.95) by Laura Gates Galvin follows a puppy through a day. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? ($14.95, paper $8.95), ed. by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Erica Pelton Villnave, includes sheet music and a CD. (3-7)
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea ($16.95, micro book $4.95, paperback $6.95, hardcover and tape $19.95, paperback and tape $8.95, micro book and plush $9.95) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Steven James Petruccio. Narwhal journeys to his winter Arctic home. (3-7)
Alphabet of African Animals ($15.95) by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Michael Denman, William Huiett et al., is an animal ABC book with CD. (3-7)
Marshall: A Nantucket Sea Rescue ($4.95 book and CD, micro paperback $2.95, micro paperback and toy $9.95) by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Dennis Lyall. A canine rescued during a storm becomes a life-saving dog. (3-7)
Mrs. Claus Explains It All ($15.99) by Christie Love, illus. by David Wenzel, addresses kids' queries about Santa. (All ages)
Sign Babies First Words Board Books adds Baby's Big Day! by Nancy Cadjan, illus. by Lori Sume ($6.99, newborn-up). A Poetry Speaks Experience introduces Hip Hop Speaks to Children with Audio CD: A Celebration of Poetry's Rhymes and Rhythms by Nikki Giovanni, illus. by Alicia Vergel de Dios and Damian Ward ($19.99, 6-8). And Hear It Read It Classics gains Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, all with audio CD ($9.99 each, 7-up).
Humpty Dumpty, Jr., Hard Boiled Detective offers The Case of the Fiendish Flapjack Flop and The Case of the Magical Mishap at Merlin's Institute for the Knowledge of Everything by Vince and Nate Evans and Paul Hindman ($4.99, 7-9). Lucky Foot Stable continues with Mary and Jody in the Movies by JoAnn Dawson ($6.99, 7-9). Joining Fairy Chronicles is Dewberry and the Lost Chest of Paragon by J.H. Sweet, illus. by Holly Sierra ($6.99, 7-up). And Horses of Half Moon Ranch issues Rodeo Rocky and Wild Horses by Jenny Oldfield ($5.95, 9-12).
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Oh No, Woolly Bear! ($14.95) by Patricia McFadden, illus. by Michèle Coxon. A caterpillar searches for a place to spend the winter. (2-5)
Will I Have a Friend? ($15.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler. A child prepares for his first day of school. (5-8)
Bee My Valentine! ($15.95, paper $5.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler. First graders give Valentine cards to everyone in the class. (5-8)
El examen de primer grado/First Grade Takes a Test ($15.95, paper $5.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler. Students learn that tests do not grade important things like being creative and being a good friend. (5-8)
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! ($15.95, paper $5.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler, reveals the consequences of trying to win acceptance through lying. (5-8)
Barnaby Bennett ($5.95) by Hannah Rainforth, illus. by Ali Teo, introduces a boy who insists on wearing only red clothes. (4-8)
Mi hermano mayor (My Big Brother) ($5.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler, is a bilingual edition of this story. (4-8)
ST. MARTIN'S PRESS/GRIFFIN
My Name Is Number 4: A True Story of the Cultural Revolution ($11.95) by Ting-Xing Ye recounts a girl's experience growing up during China's Cultural Revolution. (11-up)
Hot Girl ($9.95) by Dream Jordan centers on a teen growing up in Brooklyn's foster care system. (12-up)
House of Night continues with Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast ($8.95, 14-up).
A Pirate's Night Before Christmas ($14.95) by Philip Yates, illus. by Sebastiá Serra, gives this poem a pirate theme. (3-6)
Minerva the Monster ($14.95) by Wednesday Kirwan. When Minerva dons a monster costume, she starts behaving like one. (3-up)
Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards ($12.95) by Serge Bloch. On his first day of school, a boy muses on idiomatic expressions. (4-up)
The Haunted Ghoul Bus ($14.95) by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Jannie Ho. On Halloween, a boy finds himself on a bus with a werewolf, skeleton, etc. (4-up)
First Food Fight This Fall and Other School Poems ($14.95) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa, presents poetry about the school year. (6-up)
Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There ($14.95) by Jeff Belanger, illus. by Rick Powell, relays tales of alleged ghosts in the presidential residence. (10-up)
Begin Smart offers 10 titles including Animal Faces ($9.95, up to 6 mos.); Quack! Quack! ($6.95, 6-12 mos.); Push the Button ($12.95, 12-18 mos.); and Feet Are Neat ($9.95, 18 mos.-2 yrs.). eebee'sAdventures debuts with Have a Ball Adventures, Laundry Time Adventures, Peek-a-Boo Adventures and Hug & Splash Adventures by Sandy Damashek ($14.95 each, up to 2). Richard Scarry adds Richard Scarry's Colors, Richard Scarry's From 1 to 10, Richard Scarry's Shapes and Opposites and Richard Scarry's This Is Me ($6.95 each, 3-5); and Richard Scarry's Great Big Schoolhouse ($12.95, 3-6). New Gyo Fujikawa board books are Baby Animal Families and Ten Little Babies ($5.95 each, 3-7). And Peter Yarrow Songbooks gains Favorite Folk Songs and Sleepytime Songs by Peter Yarrow, illus. by Terry Widener, both with CD ($16.95 each, 5-up).
The Twelve Days of Christmas continues with The Twelve Days of Christmas in Florida by Frank Remkiewicz and The Twelve Days of Christmas in New Jersey by Margaret Woollatt, illus. by Rich Rossi ($9.95 each, 5-up). UP CLOSE releases Race Cars UP CLOSE and Ships UP CLOSE by Andra Abramson ($9.95 each, 7-12). Folktales of the World offers The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales by James and Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Stefano Vitale ($14.95, 8-12). And Sterling Biographies welcomes Davy Crockett: Frontier Legend by George Edward Stanley, Jacques Cousteau: A Life Under the Sea and Matthew Henson: The Quest for the North Pole by Kathleen Olmstead, Lewis & Clark: Trail Blazers by John Burrows, Neil Armstrong: A Giant Leap for Mankind by Tara Dixon-Engel and Mike Jackson and Christopher Columbus: The Voyage That Changed the World by Emma Bernay ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-up).
Mysteries Unwrapped issues The Real Monsters by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Haunted U.S.A. by Charles Wetzel, both illus. by Josh Cochran ($5.95 each, 8-12). And joining Sterling Point are The Great Escape: Tunnel to Freedom by Mike Meserole and Danger in the Desert: True Adventures of a Dinosaur Hunter by Roger Cohen ($6.95 each, 12-up).
She Sells Sea Shells ($19.95) by Seymour Chwast illustrates 25 tongue twisters. (6-up)
Wham-O! Hacky Sack Handbook: The Tips and Tricks for Becoming an Expert Shredder! ($14.95) by Jacqueline Sach presents an instructional book, DVD and footbag. (10-up)
Kids Meet the... releases Kids Meet the President and Kids Meet the Dinosaurs by Paul Rodhe and Paul Beatrice ($12.95 each, 5-up).
Big Noisy Book of Vehicles ($16.95) by Britta Teckentrup focuses on cars, trucks, trains, planes and other vehicles. (2-5)
Ballet Kitty: Ballet Class ($14.95) by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams, features pirouetting felines. (3-6)
The Big Bell and the Little Bell ($14.95) by Martin Kalmanoff, illus. by Alistair Graham. In this tale first published in 1954, a king decides which bell will ring on his wedding day. (3-6)
Mark the Mountain Guide ($12.95) by Mark Seaton, illus. by Graham Philpot. The author describes his work as a guide in the Alps. (3-6)
Beverlie Manson's Fairies: A Seasonal Celebration ($16.95) by Beverlie Manson portrays fairies throughout the seasons. (3-up)
STERLING/BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN
The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups ($15.95) by Gina Ingoglia is a guide to 33 kinds of trees across North America. (8-up)
The Boy Magician:156 Amazing Tricks & Sleights of Hand ($9.95) rounds up magic tricks from the editors of Popular Mechanics. (8-up)
Teen: Uncover the Real You: A Quiz Book ($5.95) offers quizzes for kids to learn about their inner selves. (10-15)
Seventeen's Guide to Getting into College: Know Yourself, Know Your Schools & Find Your Perfect Fit ($16.95) by Jaye J. Fenderson is a guide for college-bound girls. (13-19)
CosmoGIRL! adds Freaky Deaky: 150 Really Scary Stories and Crush Notes: 101 Fun & Flirty Stickies ($9.95 each, 13-19).
Goal! My Soccer Book and Slam Dunk! My Basketball Book ($5.95 each) by David Diehl celebrate these sports. (up to 4)
Dinosaur Parade: A Spectacle of Prehistoric Proportions ($12.95) by Kelly Milner Halls, illus. by Rick Spears, introduces nine dinosaur groups. (3-up)
Is There a Mouse in Baby's Room? ($9.95) by Elizabeth Zechel. Baby encounters a mischievous, larger-than-life mouse. (3-up)
Where Are You, Little Frog? ($9.95) by Kayleigh Rhatigan, illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. A frog hops from place to place. (3-up)
The Zac Efron Annual 2009 ($12.95) by Posy Edwards offers photos, facts and quizzes featuring this actor. (9-up)
STERLING/SIXTH & SPRING
New Chris Hart Books are Drawing Wizards,Witches and Warlocks and Manga Mania: Shonen ($19.95 each, 10-up); and Draw a Circle,Draw Anything!, Draw a Square, Draw Anything! and Draw a Triangle, Draw Anything! ($9.95 each, 4-8).
Read, Play & Go debuts with Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Fun with Numbers and Shapes, Sesame Street: What Did Elmo Say?, Abby Cadabby's Nursery Rhyme and Disney Winnie the Pooh: Bedtime ABCs by Laura Gates Galvin ($9.99 each, 3-up). Disney Handy Manny adds Counting on Friends Carry-A-Tune by Galvin ($4.99, 3-up). Disney Winnie the Pooh continues with Pooh and Friends Colors and Shapes Carry-A-Tune by Galvin ($4.99, 3-up). Sesame Street offers My First Instrument Carry-A-Tune ($4.99, 3-up) and Share and Care, It's Only Fair: A Sesame Street Values Pack Travel Pack ($12.99, 3-up), both by Galvin. Joining Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is Teamwork: Let's Do It Together Learn & Carry by Galvin ($12.99, 3-up). Disney Princess welcomes Wedding Countdown Zip & Carry by Tracee Williams and Lisa Odierno ($12.99, 3-up). And Play with Me Sesame gains Colors and Shapes Zip & Carry by Galvin ($12.99, 3-up).
Blackberry Banquet ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Terry Pierce, illus. by Lisa Downey. A bear appears while forest animals are sampling berries. (4-8)
My Half Day ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed, illus. by Karen Lee, is a companion to One Odd Day and My Even Day. (4-8)
Sort It Out! ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Barbara Mariconda, illus. by Sherry Rogers. A packrat's mother tells him to put away his trinkets. (4-8)
Saturn for My Birthday ($16.95, paper $8.95) by John McGranaghan, illus. by Wendy Edelson. A boy wants this planet as a birthday gift. (4-8)
River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Gail Langer Karwoski, illus. by Connie McLennan, is a sequel to Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean. (4-9)
Whistling Wings ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Laura Goering, illus. by Laura Jacques. A young tundra swan becomes separated from his migrating flock. (5-9)