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Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jill Dubin. This book about Australian animals is written to the rhythm of “Over in the Meadow.” (3-8)

The BLUES Go Extreme Birding ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Carol Malnor and Sandy Fuller, illus. by Louise Schroeder, examines fast-diving, high-flying, and keen-hearing birds. (5-9)

Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders, and Creepy Insiders ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Anthony Fredericks, illus. by Jennifer DiRubbio. An oak tree that years ago fell to the ground is home to a variety of creatures. (5-9)


The Testimony Glove ($17.99) by Kristen Oaks presents a story and glove to help children understand how to express their testimonies. (4-9)

The Fourth Nephite: Return to Palmyra ($17.99) by Jeffrey Savage. This time-travel adventure sends Kaleo Steel back to 1827 Palmyra, N.Y. (9-16)

Paperback Series

Enchanted Tunnel presents Journey to Jerusalem and Wandering in the Wilderness by Marianne Monson ($7.99 each, 8-11).


Baby Says “Moo!” ($15.99) by JoAnn Early Macken, illus. by David Walker, teaches animal sounds. (1-5)

I Love My Mommy ($12.99) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Emma Dodd. Verses pay tribute to mothers. (1-5)

Cuddle Up, Goodnight ($15.99) by Katie Cleminson, emphasizes the comfort of everyday habits, from waking up to cuddling at night. (2-5)

Apple Pie ABC ($16.99) by Alison Murray takes an alphabetical look at what a pup will do to get his paws on apple pie. (2-6)

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Special Edition ($19.99) by Mo Willems includes a CD featuring a read-along and cast recording from the Knuffle Bunny musical. (3-6)

The Best Birthday Ever! By Me (Lana Kittie) ($15.99) by Charise Mericle Harper. Fashion Kitty’s sister provides tips for throwing a birthday party. (3-6)

The Hole in the Middle ($16.99) by Paul Budnitz, illus. by Aya Kakeda. A boy with a hole in his middle attempts to make himself whole. (3-6)

Yoko’s Show-and-Tell ($15.99) by Rosemary Wells. Yoko shares a Japanese doll. (3-6)

You’re Finally Here! ($15.99) by Mélanie Watt. Bunny shows readers that it’s rude to keep others waiting. (3-6)

Barry B. Wary ($16.99) by Leslie Muir, illus. by Carrie Gifford. A spider wants to make friends... but has a habit of eating them. (3-7)

Wow! Ocean ($17.99) by Robert Neubecker. Izzy escorts readers on an underwater journey. (3-7)

A Friend for Einstein, the Smallest Stallion ($16.99) by Charlie Cantrell and Rachel Wagner. Photos illustrate the story of this stallion’s search for a friend. (3-8)

Blackout ($16.99) by John Rocco. When the power goes out, a technology-obsessed boy comes to appreciate his surroundings and his family. (4-8)

Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big, Blustery Maritime Match ($16.99) by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. Two pirates fall in love. (4-8)

Ponyella ($16.99) by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, offers a pony-themed twist on Cinderella. (4-8)

Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum ($17.99) by Lita Judge focuses on this man who started his own collection of animals at the age of seven. (5-9)

Aliens on Vacation ($16.99) by Clete Smith, illus. by Christian Slade. A boring summer vacation turns into an intergalactic adventure. (8-12)

Girl Wonder ($16.99) by Alexa Martin is a novel of first love, jealousy, and friendship. (8-12)

Hothead ($16.99) by Cal Ripken Jr. and Kevin Cowherd centers on a talented shortstop with a bad temper. (8-12)

The Kane Chronicles, Book Two ($18.99) by Rick Riordan is a sequel to The Red Pyramid. (8-12)

Mission (Un)Popular ($16.99) by Anna Humphrey. A middle schooler makes a series of disastrous choices. (10-14)

The Coven’s Daughter ($16.99) by Lucy Jago. A girl solves the mystery of her missing friend while discovering her own magical powers. (10-14)

The Darlings Are Forever ($16.99) by Melissa Kantor is a novel about friendship and romance. (11-up)

The Dead ($16.99) by Charlie Higson is a sequel to The Enemy. (11-up)

Red Moon Rising ($16.99) by Peter Moore introduces a half-vampire, half-werewolf who’s dealing with teenage troubles. (12-up)

Sharks & Boys ($16.99) by Kristen Tracy is a tale of survival and romance. (12-up)

Putting Makeup on Dead People ($16.99) by Jen Violi. A girl finds inspiration while working at a funeral home. (12-up)

Love, Inc. ($16.99) by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout. Three girls turn a cheating disaster into a relationship consulting business. (12-up)

Mercy ($16.99) by Rebecca Lim launches a series about a fallen angel who must earn her way back to heaven by helping those on earth. (12-up)

Queen of the Dead ($16.99) by Stacy Kade is a sequel to The Ghost and the Goth. (12-up)

From Bad to Cursed ($16.99) by Katie Alender. This paranormal novel is a sequel to Bad Girls Don’t Die. (12-up)

Dark Goddess ($17.99) by Sarwat Chadda is a follow-up to Devil’s Kiss. (13-up)


Elephant and Piggie return in Should I Share My Ice Cream? and I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems ($8.99 each, 4-8). Super Chicken Nugget Boy is back in Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Pizza Planet People by Josh Lewis ($16.99, paper $4.99, 7-11). Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson continues with Power Play ($17.99, 10-up). Princess for Hire releases The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt ($16.99, 10-up). Young Samurai welcomes The Way of the Dragon by Chris Bradford ($16.99, 10-up). Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins is a new Hex Hall novel ($16.99, 11-up). And Heist Society issues UnCommon Criminals by Ally Carter ($16.99, 11-up).

Paperback Series

Amigas offers Playing for Keeps and A Formal Affair by Veronica Chambers ($7.99 each, 14-up).


What’s Special About Me, Mama? ($16.99) by Kristina Evans, illus. by Javaka Steptoe, relays a comforting conversation between parent and child. (3-6)


Sugar Plum Ballerinas issues Sugar Plums to the Rescue! by Whoopi Goldberg ($16.99, paper $4.99, 6-10).


The Lion King: Simba Friendly Tales ($9.99) packages a board book with a Simba doll. (3-7)

The Ballad of Nessie ($14.99) by Kieran Lachlan, illus. by Andy Harkness, is based on this animated short film. (4-8)

Prom: A Novelization ($15.99, paper $8.99) by Ellie O’Ryan is a tie-in to this Disney film. (12-up)


Baby Einstein adds Comfort Quilt ($8.99, all ages); and First Book of Puppies by Susan Ring ($7.99, all ages). Disney Baby continues with Happy Easter Baby and Giggle Time by Sara F. Miller ($6.99 each, all ages); Miller’s All About Baby ($8.99, all ages); and Play, Baby by Susan Amerikaner ($7.99, all ages). Winnie the Pooh returns in Hundred-Acre Wood Treasury ($15.99, 3-6); and Lots to Do for Pooh Sticker Storybook ($14.99, 3-6). Joining Mickey Mouse Clubhouse are Hoppy Clubhouse Easter by Marcy Kelman ($6.99, 3-6); and Road Trip ($8.99, 3-6). Special Agent Oso presents Gadget Book ($6.99, 3-6). Disney Pixar Cars 2 adds Mix & Match by Kitty Richards ($12.99, 3-7); Cars 2 Book & Magnetic Playset by Brooke Dworkin ($14.99, 3-7); and Cars Storybook Collection ($15.99, 3-up). Cars Toons issues Mater’s Treasury of Tall Tales ($12.99, 3-7). Disney Fairies return in Flitterific Fairies ($12.99, 3-7); and Disney Fairies Storybook Collection ($15.99, 3-up). And Phineas and Ferb releases Across the 2nd Dimension Mix & Match ($12.99, 3-7).


African Cats: Reusable Sticker Book ($6.99) ties into the film, African Cats: The Kingdom of Courage. (3-up)

African Cats: A Lion’s Pride ($3.99) by Catherine Hapka. This movie tie-in is a storybook illustrated with photos. (4-7)

African Cats: Sita the Cheetah ($3.99) is an early reader based on this movie. (6-9)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Quest for the Sword of Cortes ($9.99) by Rob Kidd. Sparrow and crew race a band of terrifying pirates to find a sword. (8-12)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2: Junior Novel ($4.99) includes stills from this movie. (8-12)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Junior Novel ($5.99) by James Ponti is a tie-in to this movie. (8-12)

Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure: The Junior Novel ($4.99) is based on this Disney Channel movie. (8-12)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Storybook ($6.99) by James Ponti is an illustrated movie tie-in. (10-11)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Six Sea Shanties ($9.99) is a graphic novel prequel to the fourth Pirates of the Caribbeanfilm. (13-up)

Paperback Series

Read-Along Storybooks and CD adds Disney Nursery Rhymes ($10.99, 3-5); and Bambi, Cars 2, and The Lion King ($6.99 each, 3-7). Winnie the Pooh stars in A Day of Sweet Surprises Book & CD and Surprise Tails ($6.99 each, 3-6); Pooh’s Honey Adventure and Forever Friends ($3.99 each, 3-6); and Party in the Wood ($4.99, 3-6). Special Agent Oso issues Redfinger ($4.99, 3-6); and You Always Look Twice ($3.99, 3-6). Disney Princess greets Aurora: The Perfect Party and Jasmine: The Missing Coin ($4.99 each, 6-9). Phineas and Ferb are back in Just Squidding ($5.99, 6-up); It’s Ancient History! ($4.99, 7-10); Agent P’s Top-Secret Joke Book by Jim Bernstein and Scott Peterson ($3.99, 7-10); Across the 2nd Dimension: Junior Novel ($5.99, 7-10); and Comic Readers: It’s About Time! and Quantum Boogaloo! by John Green ($4.99 each, 8-12).


Hide and Seek Animals ($12.99) presents animals hidden in their habitats. (up to 5)

Animal Playtime ($12.99) portrays baby animals at play. (5-8)

Winnie the Pooh: The Essential Guide ($12.99) is an illustrated tie-in to the forthcoming Disney film. (5-12)

Cars 2: The Essential Guide ($12.99) includes stills from this movie. (5-12)

LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World ($21.99) is a guide to building toys from these LEGOs. (6-14)

My Art Book ($15.99) aims to inspire kids to create projects in the style of famous artists. (7-11)

Star Wars: Secrets of the Jedi ($12.99) explores the characters and themes of the Star Wars world. (7-12)

Animals Alive ($15.99) rounds up animal photos and facts. (7-12)

How Does My Garden Grow? ($15.99) includes gardening activities, scientific experiments, art projects, and recipes. (7-12)

My Favorite Recipes ($12.99) by Annabel Karmel. Step-by-step photos illustrate this recipe collection. (7-14)

What Do You Believe? ($16.99) examines the religions of the world. (7-17)

Science Rocks! ($19.99) presents science activities using household items. (8-14)

3-D Dinosaur and 3-D Human Body ($17.99 each). These augmented reality books enable kids to view digital pop-outs on a computer screen. (10-14)

Big Questions ($19.99) addresses such questions as “What is the secret of happiness?” and “Can computers think?” (10-14)

How to Cook ($17.99) compiles 100 recipes plus supplementary info. (10-14)

Amazing Space Q&A ($12.99) explores the final frontier. (10-15)


Ask A debuts with Ask a Bug and Ask a Dinosaur ($9.99 each, 6-10). Pop-Up Peekaboo! offers Playtime and Farm ($9.99 each, up to 5). Flaptastic adds First Words and Farm ($6.99 each, up to 5). Baby Touch and Feel issues Parkand Tractor ($5.99 each, 1-5). Baby Chunky Board Books introduces Beep! Beep!, Pets!, Peekaboo!, and Faces! ($6.99 each, 1-5). Animals and Colors join My Little Carry Books ($4.99 each, 1-5). And My First releases My First Colors: Let’s Learn Them All! ($9.99, 1-5).

New DK Readers Level 1 are LEGO City: Emergency Rescue: Fire!; Diving Dolphin; Rockets and Spaceships; and Star Wars: The Adventures of Han Solo ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-6). DK Readers Level 2 includes LEGO City: Stop, Police!; Star Wars: Feel the Force; Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!; Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Boba Fett: Jedi Hunter; Dinosaur Dinners; Fire Fighter!; and Slinky Scaly Snakes ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-8). DK Readers Level 3 offers Indiana Jones: Great Escapes; Boys’ Life Series: Let’s Go Hiking; and Star Wars: Tatooine Adventures ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-9). And DK Readers Level 4 delivers Indiana Jones: The Search for Buried Treasure; Boys’ Life Series: Dangerous Beasts; and Star Wars: Ultimate Duels ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 8-12).

DK Readers Pre-Level 1 welcomes Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Don’t Wake the Zillo Beast! ($14.99, paper $3.99, 4-6).DK First Encyclopedia adds First Earth Encyclopedia ($16.99, 5-13). DK Eyewitness Books welcomes Plant, Pond & River, City, Science, Civil War, Mythology, and Pyramid ($16.99 each, 8-17). And DK Biography greets Ronald Reagan and Clara Barton ($14.99 each, paper $5.99, 9-13).


The Unofficial Handbook of Good Deeds ($20) rounds up ideas for performing a year’s worth of good deeds. (8-10)

Paperback Series

New Ultimate Sticker Books areWinnie the Pooh($6.99, 3-12); Old Testament ($6.99, 5-8); and Cars 2 ($6.99, 5-12). Sticker Encyclopedia introduces Rocks and Minerals ($12.99, 5-7). And Ultimate Sticker Collections presents LEGO Harry Potter ($12.99, 5-10); LEGO City ($12.99, 5-17); and LEGO Star Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Secrets of the Force ($12.99 each, 6-17).


Pond Babies ($15.95) by Cathryn Falwell. Cut-paper collages illustrate this look at creatures that live around a pond. (2-5)

Down East in the Ocean ($16.95) by Peter and Connie Roop, illus. by Nicole Fazio, is a counting book featuring Maine sea life. (4-8)

Seven Days of Daisy ($14.95) by Jamie Hogan. A girl spends a week waiting for a visit from Nana. (4-8)

The Summer Visitors ($16.95) by Karel Hayes. This follow-up to The Winter Visitors reveals the interaction between a bear family and a human family on vacation. (4-8)


(IPG, dist.)

My Foodie ABC Placemats: A Hearty Serving of Doodles, Drawings, and Other Fun Foodie Activities ($9.95) by Puck, illus. by Violet Lemay, is a notepad containing paper placemats that present the alphabet and food-related activities. (3-5)


Cool Counting Books releases 123 Baltimore by Puck ($8.95, up to 3).



(Charlesbridge, dist.)

Animal Colors ($7.99) by Beth Fielding is a board book displaying the different colors of animals. (up to 4)

Animal Eyes ($14.95) by Beth Fielding examines various animals’ eyes and the ways they use them. (5-10)

Animal Eggs ($14.95) by Dawn Cusick and Joanne O’Sullivan describes varieties of eggs and how species protect, lay, and hatch them. (6-10)


Hush, Little Beachcomber ($14.99) by Diane Moritz, illus. by Holly McGee. This spin on a familiar lullaby describes a day at the beach. (3-7)

The Dog Who Loved Red ($14.99) by Anitha Balachandran. A dog braves obstacles of many colors to recover a lost red ball. (4-8)

Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon ($15.99) by Lindsay Ward. A space explorer and her dog discover the delights of alien friendship. (4-8)

Rope ’Em ($15.99) by Stacy Nyikos, illus. by Bret Conover. This underwater cowboy adventure stars rough and tough sea creatures. (4-8)

Seasons ($15.99) by Anne Crausaz. How do our five senses appreciate nature throughout the changing seasons? (4-8)

Dorje’s Stripes ($15.99) by Anshumani Ruddra, illus. by Gwangjo and Jung-a Park. In a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Master Wu explains why a tiger has no stripes. (5-9)

What Does the President Look Like? ($16.99) by Jane Hampton Cook, illus. by Adam Ziskie, examines how technology has affected how presidents have been viewed over the years. (5-9)

The Bloomswell Diaries ($16.99) by Louis Buitendag. Kidnapped and brought to a sinister American orphanage, Benjamin must find his way back to Europe to save his family. (9-13)

I Lost My Mobile at the Mall ($16.99) by Wendy Harmer. After Elly loses her mobile phone, technological happenings lead her to question her priorities and friendships. (11-up)

Paperback Series

Anna Hibiscus returns in Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! and Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke, illus. by Lauren Tobia ($5.99 each, 5-9). Extreme Adventures continues with Spider Bite and Man-Eater by Justin D’Ath ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Chloe & Levesque releases Scared to Death and Break and Enter by Norah McClintock ($5.99 each, 11-up).



Record a Story adds Guess How Much I Miss You by Julia Lobo ($29.99, all ages). Baby’s Very First offers Baby’s Very First Bath Book by Stella Baggott ($9.99, infant-up); Baggott’s Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Animals Book ($7.99, infant-up); and Baby’s Very First Little Book of Little Puppies by Mary Cartwright ($6.99, infant-up). Snuggletime Board Books continues with Water Baby by Fiona Watt ($8.99, 6 mos.-up). Very First Words on the Farm by Rosaline Bonnet joins Very First Words Board Books ($6.99, 9 mos.-up). Luxury Touchy-Feely Board Books issues Cars by Watt ($15.99, 9 mos.-up). Baby Board Books gains Sleepytime Stories by Sam Taplin ($12.99, 9 mos.-up). And Touchy-Feely Board Books presents That’s Not My Donkey by Watt ($8.99, 9 mos.-up).

Picture Books welcomes Animal Stories for Little Children by Jenny Tyler et al. ($18.99, 3-up); and How Big Was a Dinosaur? by Anna Milbourne ($10.99, 3-up). Busy Bug Book by Fiona Watt is new to Pull-Back Books ($24.99, 3-up). Lift-the-Flap Word Book by Felicity Brooks is a new Lift-the-Flap title ($11.99, 4-up). Big Books releases Big Book of Big Animals by Hazel Maskell ($14.99, 4-up). Activity Books greets 365 Things to Draw and Paint by Watt ($24.99, 6-up). Beginner’s Nature continues with Monkeys by Lucy Bowman ($4.99, 6-up). My Very First Art Book by Rosie Dickens is a new Art title ($12.99, 6-up). Guitar for Beginners by Minna Lacey joins the Music series ($16.99, 7-up). See Inside Board Books adds See Inside Ships by Conrad Mason ($12.99, 7-up). And Submarines introduces Submarines by Alex Frith ($8.99, 8-up).


At Your Baptism ($7.99) by Carrie Steenwyk, illus. by Linda Saport, is a board book revealing the importance of baptism. (1-4)

Good Night, Chickie ($13.99) by Émile Jadoul. Mother Hen reassures Chickie when his worries prevent him from going to sleep. (2-5)

Little Croc’s Purse ($14.99) by Lizzie Finlay. Little Croc discovers the rewards of honesty when he finds a purse and returns it to its owner. (3-7)

Now It Is Summer ($16) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Mary Newell DePalma. A mouse is eager for autumn, but his mother reminds him of all the ways to enjoy summer. (4-8)

The Seven Seas ($15.99) by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Bill Slavin. During a geography lesson, a rabbit’s imagination takes him on a trip to the seven seas. (4-8)

Images of God for Young Children ($16.50) by Marie-Hélène Delval, illus. by Barbara Nascimbeni, examines different concepts used in the Bible to describe God. (4-9)

Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind ($18.99) by Chiara Lossani, illus. by Octavia Monaco. This chronicle of the artist’s life is inspired by his letters to his brother Theo. (7-up)


The Greatest Sheep in History ($5.99) by Frances Watts, illus. by Judy Watson, is a follow-up to Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud and The Middle Sheep. (7-10)


Birdsong ($16.99) by Ellie Sandall. As birds sing in a tree, one flashy bird wants to rule the roost—until something changes his tune. (2-6)

Baby Badger’s Wonderful Night ($16.99) by Karen Saunders. When his child is afraid of the night, Papa Badger shows him the magic of nighttime. (2-6)

Lucky Cap ($15.99) by Patrick Jennings. Enzo’s cool cap makes him the most popular kid in school, until he loses his prized possession. (8-12)

Wishers ($15.99) by Kathleen Churchyard. After making a wish to be someone else, Robin wakes up in another girl’s body and learns that her life isn’t so great. (8-12)

The Rendering ($15.99) by Joel Naftali. Blog posts tell the story of a boy who is wanted for murder and is hunted down by an evil organization. (10-up)

Drought ($16.99) by Pam Bachorz tells of a community’s thirst for life and the struggles of the only girl who can grant it. (12-up)

The False Princess ($16.99) by Eilis O’Neal. A girl learns that she is not a princess but merely a decoy, and discovers that magic runs through her veins. (12-up)

Human.4 ($16.99) by Mike Lancaster. A teenager describes humanity’s terrifying upgrades and what it means for the future of mankind. (12-up)

Carmen ($16.99) by Walter Dean Myers. This adaptation of Bizet’s opera is set in New York City’s Spanish Harlem. (12-up)

My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies ($16.99) by Allen Zadoff. A teenager involved in behind-the-scenes theater work falls for a young actress. (12-up)

The Sweetest Thing ($17.99) by Christina Mandelski. Sheridan’s life is perfect when she’s decorating cakes, but the rest of her life is less than ideal. (12-up)

Hourglass ($17.99) by Myra McEntire. A girl who can see ghosts is swept into a romance and a quest to prevent a murder that happened in the recent past. (12-up)

Trial by Fire ($17.99) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a sequel to Raised by Wolves. (12-up)

Family ($17.99) by Micol Ostow. In this fictional exploration of cult dynamics, a runaway teen meets a charismatic man who offers her a family. (14-up)

Notes from the Blender ($16.99) by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. The father of a video game–loving boy and the mother of a popular girl decide to marry. (14-up)


Will Work for Prom Dress ($8.99) by Aimee Ferris. Two best friends’ preparations for prom tear them apart. (12-up)

The Accidental Genius of Weasel High ($9.99) by Rick Detorie. In this illustrated novel, Larkin’s sister makes his life miserable, and his nemesis tries to steal his girlfriend. (12-up)

A & L Do Summer ($8.99) by Jan Blazanin. After a city girl moves to the country, she and her new best friend have slim prospects for finding boyfriends. (12-up)

Wish ($8.99) by Tish Cohen. The neglected daughter of parents with too many foster kids makes a wish to trade lives with the pampered daughter of a rock star. (12-up)

Countess Nobody ($8.99) by Lynn Kiele Bonasia. American twins learn they’re actually French nobility, but only the male twin is eligible for a title. (12-up)

Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell ($8.99) by Crickett Rumley. Returning to her Southern hometown after being kicked out of boarding school, cynical Jane ends up participating in a pageant. (12-up)


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Oh No, Monster Tomato! ($8.99) by Jim Helmore, illus. by Karen Wall. With a bit of magic and a special song, a small boy grows a monster tomato. (3-7)

It’s a Dog’s Life ($8.99). Russ the sheepdog worries that his master’s daughter might love her new birthday gift more than she loves him. (5-7)

Fifteen Minute Bob: Music Changes Everything ($9.99) by Catherine Forde. Life changes when Rory’s friends and his singer-songwriter father release a music viral. (12-up)

Jungle Kill ($8.99) by Jim Eldridge. Mitch is recruited for a mission to rescue a West African freedom fighter in this debut in a combat adventure series. (12-up)


(Consortium, dist.)

In the Meadow ($14.95) by Yukiko Kato, illus. by Komako Sakai. In the launch title of the Being in the World series, a girl experiences being alone in a field. (2-5)

Ice ($14.95) by Arthur Geisert. In this wordless tale, pigs suffering from the heat embark on a search for ice. (4-7)

Fox and Hen Together ($14.95) by Béatrice Rodriguez. This sequel to The Chicken Thief focuses on Fox and Hen’s life together. (4-8)


Big Wolf and Little Wolf return in Such a Beautiful Orange! by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illus. by Olivier Tallec ($16.95, 4-8).


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Ramadan and Id-Ul-Fitr ($10.99) by Rosalind Kerven is a story that reveals the history and practice of Ramadan. (5-9)

Paperback Series

Skylarks releases The Emperor’s New Clothes by Louise John and The Lion and the Gypsy by Jillian Powell ($7.99 each, 7-9).



(IPG, dist.)

The Magical Adventures of Tara and the Talking Kitten and Tara and the Talking Kitten Meet Angels and Fairies ($8.95 each) by Diana Cooper, illus. by Kate Shannon. In these tales, a willful girl’s magical kitten teaches her lessons. (5-9)



Exploring the World of... adds Exploring the World of Coyotes and Exploring the World of Seals and Walruses by Tracy C. Read ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-12).

Paperback Series

Animal Opposites debuts with Biggest and Smallest, Fastest and Slowest, Smartest and Silliest, and Strongest and Weakest by Camilla de la Bédoyère ($5.95 each, 5-8).


(Small Press United, dist.)

Paperback Series

Garbology Kids launches with Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad ($8.95, 5-up).


Highway of Heroes ($21.95) by Kathy Stinson. After his soldier father is killed in action, a boy and his mother travel the Highway of Heroes. (All ages)

Kazaak! ($17.95) by Sean Cassidy. A porcupine comes to appreciate his quills when a hungry bear threatens to eat him and his friend. (4-8)

Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!) ($18.95) by Heather McLeod, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan. Though a frog tells Ella he’ll turn into a prince if she kisses him, she thinks a talking frog is more fun. (4-8)


The Listening Tree ($12.95) by Celia Barker Lottridge. After moving to the city from a drought-ravaged farm in 1935, Ellen conquers her fears to help her neighbors. (7-up)

The Glory Wind ($12.95) by Valerie Sherrard. A boy must come to terms with the prejudices of his 1950s town when he befriends a new neighbor. (10-up)


Fox on the Ice ($19.95, paper $12.95) by Tomson Highway, illus. by Brian Deines. Written in English and Cree, this story tells of two brothers’ ice fishing adventure. (4-up)


The Land Is Our Storybook releases The Caribou Feed Our Soul by Mindy Willett and Pete Enzoe, illus. by Tessa Macintosh ($16.95, 6-10).



A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk ($12.95) by Jan Coates. After civil war strikes Jacob’s southern Sudanese village, he survives a seven-year journey. (12-up)

Waiting for No One ($12.95) by Beverley Brenna centers on a teenage girl with Asperger’s syndrome who wants to be seen as an individual and not as a stereotype. (12-up)

Victim Rights ($12.95) by Norah McClintock. Dooley must unravel the complex truth when rumors circulate about his girlfriend’s unfaithfulness. (13-up)


(IPG, dist.)

When a Dragon Moves In ($16.95) by Jodi Moore, illus. by Howard McWilliam. A mischievous dragon moves into the sand castle a boy builds on the beach. (4-8)


(Ideals, dist.)

Sesame Street: Early Learning ($12.99) is a boxed set of four miniature board books introducing basic concepts. (3-6)

Sesame Street: Elmo and Me! ($12.99). This boxed set of four add-a-photo storybooks focuses on such childhood experiences as playing on a team and going camping. (3-6)

Sesame Street: My First Manners ($12.99). Sharing and working together are among the topics covered in these four padded miniature board books. (3-6)


(PGW, dist.)

Busy Boats ($15.95) by Susan Steggall spotlights vessels found in a harbor. (2-5)

On the Road ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Susan Steggall chronicles a family’s trip to the sea. (2-5)

Hush, Baby, Hush! ($17.95) by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Pam Smy, presents lullabies from around the world in their original languages and in English. (3-6)

Eddie’s Toolbox and How to Make and Mend Things ($17.95) by Sarah Garland. Two families become friends when they get together to make things. (4-7)

The Ice Bear ($17.95) by Jackie Morris. In this tale inspired by Inuit myth, a bear child is returned to his mother after being stolen away. (5-8)

That’s Mine! ($16.95) by Jennifer Northway. Jealous of the attention his baby sister gets, William refuses to share his toy with her. (5-8)

Hudson Hates School ($16.95) by Ella Hudson. A boy struggles with spelling until he is diagnosed with dyslexia. (5-8)

The Sticky Doll Trap ($17.95) by Jessica Souhami. Hare has the tables turned on him in this folktale illustrated with collages. (5-8)

I See the Moon ($17.95) by Jacqueline Mitton, illus. by Erika Pal, compiles nine stories examining how animals live by the light of the moon. (7-10)

This Is the Mountain ($17.95) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway, examines Mount Kilimanjaro’s impact on the animals that live on or near it. (7-10)

The Parade ($15.95) by KP Kogo collects seven Ananse stories from Ghana. (7-10)

Grow Your Own Monsters ($17.95) by Nicola Davies and Simon Hickmott, illus. by Scoular Anderson, tells how to grow unusual plants. (8-11)

The Art Room ($17.95) by Juli Beattie and Arabella Warner outlines 12 projects that turn everyday objects into works of art. (8-12)

The Dumpy Princess ($16.95) by Karin Fernald, illus. by Sophie Foster, is a tongue-in-cheek account of Princess Victoria’s ascent to the British throne. (9-12)

The Blue-Eyed Aborigine ($16.95) by Rosemary Hayes tells of a cabin boy and a soldier marooned in Australia after the 1629 shipwreck of the Batavia. (9-12)

Boy vs. Girl ($15.95) by Na’ima Robert. This coming-of-age story of Muslim twins emphasizes the challenges of growing up in the West. (9-12)

Ronnie’s War ($15.95) by Bernard Ashley centers on a street-smart boy living with his mother in London during WWII. (9-12)

Almost True ($16.95) by Keren David. Still in a witness protection program, Ty and his mother move once again, in this sequel to When I Was Joe. (14-up)


World Alphabet continues with E Is for Ethiopia by Ashenafi Gudeta, photos by Ataklti Mulu, Betelhem Abate, and Dama Boru; and S Is for South Africa by Beverley Naidoo, photos by Prodeepta Das ($17.95 each, 4-7). Look! adds Look! Really Smart Art by Gillian Wolfe ($19.95, 8-11). And Refugee Diary gains Meltem’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by Anthony Robinson, illus. by June Allan ($17.95, 8-12).


How to Talk to an Autistic Kid ($12.99) by Daniel Stefanski. An autistic teen suggests how to understand and get along with autistic children. (8-up)


Toddler Tools adds Mealtime by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen ($7.95, up to 3). Best Behavior continues with Germs Are Not for Sharing/Los gérmenes no son para compartir ($7.95 board, $11.95 paper, up to 7).


GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens, Revised and Updated, 2nd Edition ($15.99) by Kelly Huegel, updates this resource. (13-up)