Praying in Color: Kids' Edition ($14.99) by Sybil MacBeth is an adaptation of this adult book about creative ways to pray. (7-12)


First Bible Stories for Boys and First Bible Stories for Girls ($TBA), illus. by Andrew Geeson and Sophie Keen, retell Old and New Testament tales. (4-8)

That's Not My Brother!, That's Not My Sister!, That's Not My Mom! and That's Not My Dad! ($TBA) by Peter Bentley, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello. Animals search for family members in these tales with fold-out flaps. (6-9)

Children's Dictionary and Children's Thesaurus ($TBA) are illustrated references. (6-9)


Build it Now... offers Dinosaurs and Sharks ($TBA, 4-8). New Discovery Kids Readers are Dinosaurs, Horses and Ponies, Sharks, Wild Cats, Our Earth and Space ($TBA, paper $TBA, 5-7). Girls Only issues My Amazing Life in Photos, Scrapbook Fun and Girls’ Night In ($TBA, 8-14). And Cool Creations releases Create the Band and Monster Trucks ($TBA, 8-14).


100 Amazing Puzzles and 100 Awesome Puzzles ($TBA) compile an assortment of puzzles. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Caterpillar to Butterfly and Tadpole to Frog are new Discovery Kids Lenticular 8x8 titles ($TBA, 5-7). And joining Discovery Kids Box Kits are Dinosaur, Human Body and Predators ($TBA, 6-10).


Beginnings ($12.95) by Lori Ann Watson, illus. by Shennen Bersani, uses images from nature to underscore the sanctity of human life. (2-6)

The Little Lost Lamb ($8.95) by Geri Berger Haines retells a biblical parable. (3-6)

The Road to Easter Day ($14.95) by Jan Godfrey, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski, describes the events leading up to Easter. (5-8)


Friend 2 Friend: Twelve Short Stories ($7.95), ed. by Diane Lynch. These stories about friendship first appeared in My Friend: The Catholic Magazine for Kids. (7-10)

Spotlight on Saints: A Year of Funny Readers Theater for Today's Catholic Kids ($18.95) by Diana Jenkins, illus. by Virginia Helen Richards and D. Thomas Halpin. In these scenarios, saints help solve youngsters' problems. (8-13)

Saint Bakhita of Sudan: COMIColor Saints ($2.95) by Virginia Helen Richards, and D. Thomas Halpin, is a comic book-style coloring and activity book spotlighting this saint. (6-8)

Stepping Stones: The Comic Collection($9.95) by Diana Jenkins, illus. by Chris Sabatino, compiles comics that originally appeared in My Friend. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Little Book of Saints continues with Volume 3 and Volume 4 by Susan Helen Wallace, illus. by Tom Kinarney ($4.95 each, 5-7). And In My Pocket offers The Sacrament of Reconciliation and The Stations of the Cross, illus. by Mary Joseph Peterson ($1.95 each, 6-8).


Flying! ($15.95) by Kevin Luthardt. A boy discovers that, with imagination and help from his dad, he can fly. (2-6)

I Can Do It Myself ($15.95) by Diane Adams, illus. by Nancy Hayashi. A preschooler finds creative ways to do things herself. (2-6)

A Tree for Emmy ($15.95) by Mary Ann Rodman, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. Emmy wants a mimosa tree of her own for her birthday. (4-8)

A Place for Birds ($16.95) by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Higgins Bond. This book about birds includes a call to action to protect them. (6-10)

Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole ($17.95) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, chronicles this African-American explorer's 1909 expedition with Admiral Robert Peary. (6-10)

Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle ($12.95) by Ruth Ashby, illus. by Suzanne Duranceau, follows this naturalist's five-year sea venture. (7-10)

Double Eagle ($15.95) by Sneed B. Collard III. Mike and Kyle must outrun a hurricane and treasure hunters determined to get their hands on Confederate gold. (10-14)

Yes, I Know the Monkey Man ($16.95) by Dori Hillestad Butler. A girl struggles with her identity when she is reunited with her twin sister and mother. (10-14)


About Habitats adds Mountains by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($16.95, 3-7). And Harry Horses's The Last... series gains The Last Castaways ($12.95, 6-10).


Chef Creole ($15.99), by Johnette Downing, illus. by Deborah Ousley Kadair, adapts the traditional song “Aiken Drum.” (up to 5)

St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice ($15.99) by Joyce A. Stengel, illus. by Herb Leonhard. Three mice help save Ireland once and for all. (5-8)

The Donkey's Easter Tale ($15.95) by Adele Colvin, illus. by Peyton Carmichael. The events of Holy Week are remembered by the donkey at Christ's side. (5-8)

I Spy in the Texas Sky ($15.99) by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Riddles prompt youngsters to identify state symbols hidden in the Texas sky. (5-8)

The Oklahoma Land Run ($15.99) by Una Belle Townsend, illus. by Emile Henriquez. Nine-year-old Jesse drives his family's wagon along with 50,000 settlers racing to stake their claims. (5-8)

The World's Greatest Explorer ($15.99) by Jan Day, illus. by Janeen Mason. Jimmy learns about geography and botany as he explores the high seas. (5-8)

The Cajun Cornbread Boy ($15.99) by Dianne de las Casas, illus. by Marita Gentry. Running through the bayou, this protagonist has a spicy surprise for all he meets. (5-8)

Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch ($15.99) by Alison Hoffman Lane, illus. by Egil Thompson. At a witch's hand, Marie and Uncle Arnel shrink to a tiny size. (5-8)

Timothy Hubble and the King Cake Party ($15.99) by Anita Prieto, illus. by Virginia Howard. A newcomer to New Orleans learns about a tasty local tradition. (5-8)

A Dream of Pilots ($14.95) by Philip Handleman, illus. by Craig Kodera, profiles influential aviators. (8-12)

Toby Belfer Learns About Heroes and Martyrs ($12.95) by Gloria Teles Pushker and Mel Tarman, illus. by Emile Henriquez. On a trip to Israel, a Jewish girl learns about the Christians who helped Jews during WWII. (8-12)

Sarah Boone: A Lowcountry Girl ($15.95) by Michelle Adams, illus. by Jane Brewster, centers on a young woman growing up in the South during the Civil War. (8-12)



Spring Breakup($9.99) by Stephanie Hale is a follow-up toRevenge of the Homecoming Queen and Twisted Sisters. (14-up)

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Elite adds Simply Irresistible by Jennifer Banash ($9.99, 14-up).


All of Baby, Nose and Toes ($14.99) by Victoria Adler, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, is a rhyming celebration of babies. (up to 2)

Adventure Annie Goes to Work ($16.99) by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Amy Wummer. Annie Grace visits her mother's office. (3-5)

Bridget Fidget and the Most Perfect Pet! ($16.99) by Joe Berger introduces an imaginative girl who wants a pet. (3-5)

Camping Day ($16.99) by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Scott Nash. Crocodiles make silly mistakes on a camping trip. (3-5)

Green Wilma, Frog in Space ($16.99) by Tedd Arnold. This amphibian takes an unexpected trip into space. (3-5)

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy ($16.99) by David Soman and Jacky Davis, illus. by Soman. In this sequel to Ladybug Girl, Lulu and Sam find games they both like to play. (3-5)

Mabel, One and Only ($16.99) by Margaret Muirhead, illus. by Lynne Avril. Though Mabel is the only kid on her block, she always finds something fun to do. (3-5)

Panda and Polar Bear ($16.99) by Matthew J. Baek spotlights the friendship between two bears. (3-5)

Starring Lorenzo, and Einstein Too ($16.99) by Mark Karlins, illus. by Sandy Nichols. A genius boy from a family of performers blasts into space with Albert Einstein. (3-5)

Theodore: The Adventures of a Smudgy Bear ($16.99) by Edward Ormondroyd, illus. by Juli Kangas, is the tale of a teddy bear lost and found. (3-5)

The Pied Piper's Magic ($16.99) by Steven Kellogg retells this classic tale. (3-5)

Violet and Winston ($16.99) by Sonya Sones and Bennett Tramer, illus. by Chris Raschka, introduces two very different birds who are best friends. (3-5)

Mungo and the Spiders from Space ($16.99) by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Adam Stower, is a space adventure with comic book-style art. (5-8)

New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story ($16.99) by April Halprin Wayland, illus. by Stephane Jorisch, centers on this holiday's Tashlich ceremony. (5-8)

Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel ($15.99) by James Proimos. Inspired by a book, a girl goes in search of her princessdom. (5-8)

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day ($14.99) by Kate McMullan, illus. by R.W. Alley. These best pals have an April Fool's Day misadventure. (5-8)

Blood and Goo and Boogers Too ($18.99) by Steve Alton, illus. by Nick Sharratt, is a pop-up guide to the respiratory and circulatory systems. (6-8)

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea ($16.99) by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth, illus. by Roth. This picture-book adaptation of the bestselling adult book is told in the voices of the children of Korphe, Pakistan. (6-8)

Dragonbreath ($12.99) by Ursula Vernon. Comic-style art illustrates this tale about a dragon's adventures. (8-12)

Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies ($16.99) by Erin Dionne. In this novel, a teen tries to lose weight to get out of the HuskyPeach Modeling Challenge. (8-12)

The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings ($16.99) by Alan Gratz tells of a family's connection to baseball and Brooklyn over nine generations. (8-12)

The Last Leopard ($16.99) by Lauren St. John is a companion to The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song. (8-12)

Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition ($16.99, paper $7.99) by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, adapted by Sarah Thomson. This adaptation features new photos and an afterword by Mortenson's 12-year-old daughter. (8-up)

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love ($16.99) by Lauren Tarshis is a follow-up to Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. (10-up)

Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run ($16.99) by Michael Hemphill and Sam Riddleburger. Transported back to the Battle of Bull Run, a boy saves the course of history. (10-up)

STORM: The Black Sphere ($16.99) by E.L. Young. The Swiss Alps is the setting for this sequel to STORM: The Infinity Code and STORM: The Ghost Machine. (10-up)

Paisley Hanover Kisses & Tells ($14.99) by Cameron Tuttle is a follow-up to Paisley Hanover Acts Out. (12-up)

Triple Shot Bettys in Love ($16.99) by Jody Gehrman. This companion to Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty is a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. (12-up)

Are U 4 Real? ($16.99) by Sara Kadefors is the tale of an Internet romance between an outspoken party girl and a shy ballet dancer. (14-up)

The Orange Houses ($16.99) by Paul Griffin. A teen chooses to keep her hearing aids turned off and ignore the world around her. (14-up)

The Vast Fields of Ordinary ($16.99) by Nick Burd. Dade is caught between his closeted “boyfriend” and a new love interest in the summer before heading to college. (14-up)

Willow ($16.99) by Julia Hoban. A girl cuts herself to cope with the loss of her parents and her role in their deaths. (14-up)


Lauren Child'sCharlie and Lola return in We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers ($16.99, 3-5).


Babies Don't Eat Pizza ($16.99) by Dianne Danzig, illus. by Debbie Tilley, is an introduction to being a big brother or sister. (3-5)

Muriel's Red Sweater ($16.99) by Dara Dokas, illus. by Bernadette Pons. A distracted duck is oblivious to her sweater unraveling as she walks. (3-5)

Put It on the List! ($16.99) by Kristen Darbyshire. Much-needed items don't make it onto the grocery list. (3-5)

Rhymes Round the World ($17.99) by Kay Chorao offers nursery rhymes, poems and folks tales from nations across the globe. (3-5)

Riki's Birdhouse ($16.99) by Monica Wellington depicts the fun of backyard bird watching. (3-5)

The Hog Prince ($17.99) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Jason Wolff, offers a twist on the story of the Frog Prince. (3-5)

The Underground Gators ($16.99) by Tina Casey, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Are alligators responsible for such mysteries as where missing socks go and why pizzas are round? (3-5)

Today Is the Birthday of the World ($16.99) by Linda Heller, illus. by Alison Jay, is a story inspired by the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. (3-5)

Wombat Walkabout ($16.99) by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Sophie Blackall, is a rhyming tale featuring six brave wombats. (3-5)

Enchanted Lions ($16.99) by David T. Greenberg, illus. by Kristina Swarner. A girl rides a lion through the cosmos. (5-8)

2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids ($16.99) by Amy Zuckerman and James Daly, illus. by John Manders, imagines a child's life in 2030. (6-8)

How to Raise Mom and Dad ($16.99) by Josh Lerman, illus. by Greg Clarke. An older child advises a younger sibling on how to handle parents. (6-8)

More Pocket Poems ($17.99) by Bobbi Katz, illus. by Deborah Zemke. This compilation of short poems is a follow-up to Pocket Poems. (6-8)

Ron's Big Mission ($16.99) by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden, illus. by Don Tate, tells how Challenger astronaut Ron McNair helped desegregate his childhood library in the 1950s. (6-8)

Sheetzucacapoopoo: Max Goes to the Dogs ($16.99) by Joy Behar, illus. by Gene Barretta and Dave Silaber, is a sequel to Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog. (6-9)

Sky Magic ($17.99) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Mariusz Stawarski. Poems pay tribute to heavenly bodies. (7-9)

In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog ($15.99) by Gail Donovan, illus. by Janet Pedersen. Josh becomes a hero when he takes on his principal in defense of a frozen frog. (8-12)

The Cats of Roxville Station ($16.99) by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Tom Pohrt, tells of feral cats and the boy who befriends them. (8-12)

Simon Bloom, the Octopus Effect ($16.99) by Michael Reisman. Simon and pals gain new powers in this sequel to Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper. (10-up)

Tell Me Who ($15.99) by Jessica Wollman. What would happen if two girls found a machine that predicted who they would marry? (10-up)

Tracktown Summer ($16.99) by Elizabeth Holmes offers a portrait of friendship and competition between two boys. (10-up)

Dull Boy ($16.99) by Sarah Cross. A teenage superhero tries to keep his powers to himself. (12-up)

Goddess Boot Camp ($16.99) by Tera Lynn Childs. Phoebe from Oh. My. Gods. gets enrolled in a camp to help control her powers. (12-up)

Jane in Bloom ($16.99) by Deborah Lytton. Jane must find her own voice after her sister dies from anorexia. (12-up)

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks ($16.99) by Lauren Myracle portrays the strong bond between two sisters growing up privileged in Atlanta. (12-up)

Suzi Clue: The Prom Queen Curse ($16.99) by Michelle Kehm. A freshman decides she must break the curse that inhibits girls from running for prom queen. (12-up)

TMI ($16.99) by Sarah Quigley. Becca learns the hard way that too much information can lead to trouble. (12-up)

If I Stay ($16.99) by Gayle Foreman. After a car accident, a teenage girl must choose between life and death. (14-up)

The King's Rose ($17.99) by Alisa M. Libby is a novel centering on the ill-fated teenage bride of King Henry VIII. (14-up)


New Winnie-the-Pooh titles are 1-2-3 and Colors ($6.99 each, up to 2); Tigger's Giant Lift-the-Flap Book and Winnie-the-Pooh's Giant Lift-the-Flap Book ($9.99 each, 3-5); and Winnie-the-Pooh's Opposites and Winnie-the-Pooh Tells Time ($6.99 each, 3-5). Amazing Pop-Ups offers Earthly Treasure: A Pop-Up Book About Minerals by Kate Perry, illus. by Jennie Maizels ($19.99, 6-8). Gilda Joyce stars in The Dead Letter Drop by Jennifer Allison ($16.99, 10-up). And Gods of Manhattan adds Spirits in the Park by Scott Mebus ($17.99, 10-up).


Sir John Hargrave's Mischief Maker's Manual ($15.99) by Sir John Hargrave is a prankster guide by the editor of the comedy Web site (8-12)


Super Why! offers All Aboard Picture Reader: Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Sonia Sander and All Aboard Reading: Hansel and Gretel by Samantha Brooke ($13.99 each, paper $3.99, 3-5).


Barack Obama: United States President ($4.99) by Roberta Edwards, illus. by Ken Call, chronicles Obama's life. (6-8)

Paperback Series

Animalia releases Coloring Book ($4.99, 3-5); Good-bye, We Must Be Staying and Hello, We Must Be Going by Mandy Archer ($3.99 each, 3-5); Sticker Activity Book ($5.99, 3-5); and All Aboard Reading: The Animal Within by Rachel Rose and Talent-O-Topia by Cathy Hapka ($3.99 each, 6-8). Charlie and Lola presents Help! I Really Mean It! and I Am Extremely Absolutely Boiling ($3.99 each, 3-5); My Dancing Sticker Stories ($5.99, 3-5); and You Won't Like This Present as Much as I Do! ($3.99, 5-8). Joining Franny's Feet are Sticker Stories: Pirate Adventure and A Sunshine Day ($5.99 each, 3-5). Max & Ruby return in Bunny Fairy Tales, Max's Worm Cake and Sunny Bunny Tales by Rosemary Wells ($4.99 each, 3-5). And Night Before continues with The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer ($3.99, 3-5).

Skippyjon Jones, based on the series by Judy Schachner, issues All Aboard Picture Reader: The Great Bean Caper ($3.99, 3-5); Skippyjon Jones Takes a Dive ($7.99, 3-5); and Sticker Stories: Up, Up, and Away! ($5.99, 3-5). Sticker Stories gains Baseball and Xtreme Sports, illus. by Paul E. Nunn; and Cheerleading, illus. by Chad Sliwinski ($4.99 each, 3-5). Super Why! offers Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood by Ellie O'Ryan ($4.99 each, 3-5); and Sticker Stories: Cinderella ($5.99, 3-5). The World of Eric Carle welcomes Eric Carle's 123 ($7.99, 3-5); and My Very Special Scrapbook ($4.99, 6-8), both illus. by Carle. Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends by David Kirk gains Snuggle Bugs and Stumped ($6.99 each, 5-8). And Game On! joins The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Brian Smith ($5.99, 6-8).

All Aboard Reading greets Anna Sewell's Black Beauty, retold by Cathy East, illus. by Christina Wald; Derek Jeter: A Yankee Hero by B.A. Roth; and Race Car Drivers: Start Your Engines! by Steele Filipek ($3.99 each, 6-8). New All Aboard Science Readers are Baby Elephant by Ginjer Clarke, illus. by Robbin Cuddy, and Flamingos by Jean Malone ($3.99 each, 6-8). Joining Disney's Club Penguin are Igloo Makeover ($6.99, 6-8); Pick Your Path: The Inventor's Apprentice by Tracey West ($3.99, 7-9); and Secret Agent Handbook by Katherine Noll ($5.99, 8-12). Ruth Heller's Designs for Coloring adds Spring Has Sprung ($9.99, 6-8); and Sea Life ($4.99, 6-8). Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers Bombad Jedi by Rob Valois ($3.99, 6-8); Jar Jar's Big Day and R2-D2's Adventure ($4.99 each, 6-8); Ambush by Zachary Rau ($7.99, 8-12); and Grievous Attacks! by Tracey West, Rob Valois and Veronica Wasserman ($6.99, 8-12). And Amy Hodgepodge returns in The Secret's Out and Digging Up Trouble by Kim Wayans and Kevin Knotts, illus. by Soo Jeong ($4.99 each, 7-9).

Backyard Sports adds Inside Edge and Tricked Out by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Ron Zalme ($3.99 each, 7-9). Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo greets Horsing Around and Tip-Top Tappin' Mom! by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John & Wendy ($3.99 each, 7-9). Shiver Me, Shipwreck! is a new Pirate School tale by Brian James, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin ($3.99, 7-9). Camp Confidential presents Super Special: Reunion by Melissa J. Morgan ($5.99, 8-12). Magic Kitten releases Double Trouble and Magic Puppy debuts with A New Beginning, both by Sue Bentley, illus. by Angela Swan ($4.99 each, 8-12). Nicola Berry stars in Earthling Ambassador and The Shobble Secret by Liane Moriarty ($6.99 each, 8-12). Who Was...? welcomes Who Was George Washington? by Roberta Edwards, illus. by True Kelley; and Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Nancy Harrison ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Mysterious Mr. Spines debuts with Wings by Jason Lethcoe ($6.99, 10-up). And Summer Confidential by Melissa J. Morgan issues Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight ($4.99 each, 10-up).


Paperback Series

The Morganville Vampires welcomes Carpe Corpse by Rachel Caine ($6.99, 14-up).


Here Comes Gosling! ($16.99) by Sandy Asher, illus. by Keith Graves. Froggie turns tears into giggles when he meets a fussy gosling. (3-5)

Me with You ($16.99) by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Christopher Denise. A letter from a child to her grandfather celebrates their special bond. (3-5)

Molly Who Flew Away ($16.99) by Valeri Gorbachev reveals the lengths—and heights—Molly will go to for her friends. (3-5)

Far Far Away! ($16.99) by John Segal centers on the common childhood desire to run away from home. (3-up)

Hugging Hour! ($15.99) by Aileen Leijten. A child has a first sleepover at Grandma's. (3-up)

Roawr! ($16.99) by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Jan Jutte. Liam uses his imagination to save his mother from a bear. (3-up)

The Great Paper Caper ($17.99) by Oliver Jeffers. This whodunit delivers a message about recycling. (3-up)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book ($29.99) by Eric Carle. This pop-up version celebrates this book's 40th anniversary. (3-up)

Tsunami! ($16.99) by Kimiko Kajikawa, illus. by Ed Young. As a monster wave approaches, a man risks everything to save others. (3-up)

In Our Mothers' House ($17.99) by Patricia Polacco. Two women create a loving home for children of diverse backgrounds. (6-8)

Louie! ($16.99) by Will Hillenbrand. An artistic piglet stars in this tale based on the early life of Ludwig Bemelmans. (6-8)

My Uncle Emily ($17.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Gilbert learns about truth and beauty from his aunt, Emily Dickinson. (6-8)

One Giant Leap ($16.99) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Mike Wimmer, chronicles the first moon landing, on the 40th anniversary of this milestone. (6-8)

Zarafa: The Giraffe Who Walked to the King ($16.99) by Judith St. George, illus. by Britt Spencer, relays a true story of a giraffe that walked from Egypt to Paris. (6-8)

Slob ($16.99) by Ellen Potter. The heaviest kid at school is also a talented inventor. (8-12)

The Switch ($16.99) by Anthony Horowitz. A privileged boy wakes up to find himself trapped in a corrupt carnival world. (10-14)

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball ($17.99) by John H. Ritter. Young Billy the Kid helps a small-town baseball team defeat the world champions. (10-up)

Trouble in Timbuktu ($17.99) by Cristina Kessler. Two teens cross the desert to thwart the theft of valuable ancient manuscripts. (10-up)

When the Wind Blows ($16.99) by Fran Cannon Slayton. In the 1940s, a West Virginia boy discovers the truth about his father's secret society. (10-up)

Blade: Playing Dead ($16.99) by Tim Bowler presents a thriller about life on the streets. (14-up)


The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer joins Enola Holmes Mysteries ($14.99, 9-11). And Quantum Prophesy adds The Reckoning by Michael Carroll ($16.99, 10-up).


Blast Off to the Moon! ($6.99), illus. by Paul Nicholls. This board book focuses on astronauts in space. (3-5)

Easter at Grandma's ($6.99) by Emily Bolam is a lift-the-flap, scratch-and-sniff holiday tale. (3-5)

Hide and Squeak ($6.99) by Ed Heck. Cat and Mouse play hide-and-seek in this story with flaps. (3-5)

I Can Count! I Can Add! ($9.99), illus. by Helena Bogosian. Ten picture puzzles introduce math concepts. (3-5)

Little Lion's Lost Kite ($6.99) by Emily Bolam. Little Lion finds his missing kite in this story featuring flaps and a pull-tab. (3-5)

Mommy Loves Me ($5.99) by John & Wendy. Baby animals and their mothers spend time together. (3-5)

Periwinkle Smith and the Twirly, Whirly Tutu ($9.99) by John & Wendy introduces a dancing girl with a big imagination. (3-5)


Mad Artby Salina Yoon presents At the Beach Mad Art and Under the Sea Mad Art ($6.99 each, 3-5). New Salina Yoon Books are Dinosaur Playset, Farm Animal Playset and Tea Party Playset ($14.99 each, 3-5).


Search & Stick: Dive into Word Searches ($3.99) offers 24 word search puzzles. (5-8)

Paperback Series

Mad Libs Activity Books adds Have a Funny, Sunny Summer! and Have a Silly Easter! by Brenda Sexton ($5.99 each, 3-5). Mr. Men and Little Miss by Roger Hargreaves welcomes Little Miss Tidy and Mr. Quiet ($3.99 each, 3-5). Joining The Mr. Men Show are Little Miss Chatterbox’s Over-the-Top Big Top, Little Miss Whoops and the Garden Goof-up, Mr. Noisy’s Wild Safari and Mr. Stubborn Says There Are No Monsters in this Book ($3.99 each, 5-8); and Meet the Mr. Men!, Mr. Happy and Little Miss Sunshine Welcome You to Dillydale! and Mr. Tickle’s Perfect Job ($5.99 each, 5-8). Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern gains Grand Slam Mad Libs, Monsters vs. Aliens Mad Libs, Peace, Love, and Mad Libs and Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mad Libs ($3.99 each, 8-12); and More Best of Mad Libs ($6.99, 8-12). And new Unauthorized Biographies are Hangin’ with Jason Dolley by Grace Norwich and Just Jake by M.T. Sullivan ($4.99 each, 8-12); and More Jammin’ with the Jonas Brothers by Lexi Ryals and More Mad for Miley by Lauren Alexander ($5.99 each, 8-12).



The English Roses by Madonna gains Ready, Set, Vote! ($9.99, 8-up).


Granny ($6.99) by Anthony Horowitz pits a 12-year-old against his evil grandmother and her band of nasty grannies. (8-12)


Adios, Tricycle ($16.99) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Elisabeth Schlossberg, is a tale about saying goodbye to things children have outgrown. (3-5)

Billy and Milly, Short and Silly ($16.99) by Eve Feldman, illus. by Tuesday Mourning, rounds up 13 stories, each told in three or four words. (3-5)

I Am a Rainbow ($16.99) by Dolly Parton, illus. by Heather Sheffield, encourages children to talk about the rainbow of feelings in their lives. (3-5)

Super Babies on the Move ($14.99) by Salina Yoon. In these two tales, curious babies go exploring during nap and bath time. (3-5)

Thank You, God, for Everything ($16.99) by August Gold, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin. A girl gives thanks for the material and intangible things around her. (3-5)

The Song of Francis ($16.99) by Tomie dePaola pays tribute to St. Francis of Assisi. (3-5)

We're All in the Same Boat ($16.99) by Zachary Shapiro, illus. by Jack E. Davis, reimagines the voyage of Noah's Ark as a vacation cruise gone awry. (3-5)

Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle ($16.99) by John Nez relays the true story of a boy who built a flying bicycle in 1907. (5-8)

Hansel and Gretel and The Ugly Duckling ($16.99 each), by Rachel Isadora, retell these classics from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. (5-8)

You Are the First Kid on Mars ($16.99) by Patrick O'Brien. What would a journey to Mars be like? (5-8)

Home on the Range: John A. Lomax and His Cowboy Songs ($16.99) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by S.D. Schindler, is the story of this Texan, who popularized “Home on the Range” and other songs. (6-8)

I Want to Be Free ($16.99) by Joseph Slate, illus. by E.B. Lewis, depicts a runaway slave's journey to freedom. (6-8)

Look to the Stars ($17.99) by Buzz Aldrin, illus. by Wendell Minor. On the 40th anniversary of his historic walk on the moon, this astronaut provides a guide to space exploration. (6-8)

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River ($17.99) by Hudson Talbott pays homage to the history and cultural impact of this New York waterway. (6-8)

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel ($12.99) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, launches a series starring a spunky heroine. (7-9)

Marching to Appomattox: The Footrace That Ended the Civil War ($17.99) by Ken Stark recounts Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House. (7-9)

Sensible Hare and the Case of Carrots ($15.99) by Daren King, illus. by David Roberts. A hare detective tracks down a missing suitcase filled with carrots. (7-9)

Captain Nobody ($16.99) by Dean Pitchford. A shy boy finds the courage to help others when he dons a homemade superhero costume. (8-12)

Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom ($15.99) by Tim Byrd. Two siblings and their famous adventurer father face frogs from another dimension. (8-12)

The Pirates of Crocodile Swamp ($15.99) by Jim Arnosky. After escaping from their abusive father, two boys fend for themselves in a Florida swamp. (8-12)

Paris Pan Takes the Dare ($16.99) by Cynthea Liu. The new girl in town must undertake a seventh-grade rite of passage—spending the night in the spooky woods. (10-up)

Peace, Locomotion ($15.99) by Jacqueline Woodson. Lonnie writes letters to his younger sister Lili in this companion to Locomotion. (10-up)

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had ($16.99) by Kristin Levine. In 1917 Alabama, the friendship between a white farm boy and an African-American city girl causes a stir. (10-up)

Flygirl ($16.99) by Sherri L. Smith. During WWII, an African-American struggles to be true to her identity after hiding her heritage to become a WASP pilot. (12-up)

Just One Wish ($15.99) by Janette Rallison. What happens when a teen promises to grant her sick younger brother any wish he desires? (12-up)

Torched ($16.99) by April Henry. The FBI forces a teen to infiltrate a radical environmental group. (12-up)

You've Got Blackmail ($16.99) by Rachel Wright. Two British teens set out to discover who is blackmailing their teacher. (12-up)

Surf Mules ($16.99) by G. Neri. Two California surfers become embroiled in a world of disorganized crime. (14-up)


...According to Humphrey continues with Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney ($14.99, 6-8). Uh-oh, Cleo by Jessica Harper adds Underpants on My Head ($14.99, 6-8). Tomie dePaola's 26 Fairmont Avenue gains For the Duration: The War Years ($14.99, 7-9). And The Puzzling World of Winston Breen offers The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin ($16.99, 8-12).


Beautiful Americans ($16.99) by Lucy Silag centers on four teens studying in Paris. (12-up)

Look Both Ways ($16.99) by Jacqueline Mitchard is the second book in the trilogy that began with The Midnight Twins. (14-up)

Taken by Storm ($16.99) by Angela Morrison. A devout Mormon girl must choose between love and her faith. (14-up)

A Match Made in High School ($8.99) by Kristin Walker. In a marriage education program, Fiona “marries” the most annoying jock in school. (14-up)


Prada & Prejudice ($8.99) by Mandy Hubbard. Callie travels back to Regency England, where she finds friendship and love. (12-up)

Hottie ($8.99) by Jonathan Bernstein. A lightning bolt turns a teen into a superhero able to shoot fire from her fingers. (12-up)

You Are So Undead to Me ($9.99) by Stacey Jay. A girl who is a Zombie Settler, a shrink to dead people, longs to be a normal teen. (12-up)

Strange Angels ($9.99) by Lili St. Crow. Dru and her father hunt ghosts, zombies and other creatures. (12-up)

Heartbreak River ($8.99) by Tricia Mills. Working for her family's rafting business after her father drowns, Alex has a summer romance with a childhood friend. (12-up)

Plus ($8.99) by Veronica Chambers. Bea's life changes overnight when she becomes a plus-size model for a prestigious agency. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Talent presents Star Power by Zoey Dean ($9.99, 12-up).


Paperback Series

Death by issues Death by Denim by Linda Gerber ($7.99, 12-up).



Academy 7 ($8.99) by Anne Osterlund. Will a secret from Aerin's past surface after she is accepted at the most exclusive school in the universe? (12-up)

Exclusively Chloe ($7.99) by J.A. Yang. A teen whose parents are Hollywood celebrities goes undercover in an attempt to lead a normal life. (12-up)

Geek Charming ($7.99) by Robin Palmer. When the most popular girl in high school lets a geeky boy into her circle, she discovers they have much in common. (12-up)

Me, My Elf, & I ($7.99) by Heather Swain. At her new high school, a gorgeous blonde elf must deal with mean girls. (12-up)

Some of Tim's Stories ($9.99) by S.E. Hinton. The deaths of their fathers catapult two cousins' lives in very different directions. (12-up)

The Reluctant Heiress ($9.99) by Eva Ibbotson. A penniless princess in 1920s Austria tries to hide her identity when she falls for a self-made millionaire. (12-up)

Zombie Queen of Newbury High ($7.99) by Amanda Ashby. When a teen casts a love spell on her boyfriend, she infects her entire class with a zombie virus. (12-up)

Paperback Series

S.A.S.S. adds The Great Call of China by Cynthea Liu ($7.99, 12-up).


Before You Were Here, Mi Amor ($15.99) by Samantha Vamos, illus. by Santiago Cohen. This story about welcoming a new baby incorporates Spanish words. (3-5)

Good Luck Bear ($15.99) by Greg Foley. The bear and mouse protagonists of Thank You Bear find unexpected luck while searching for a four-leaf clover. (3-5)

Llama Llama Misses Mama ($16.99) by Anna Dewdney is a follow-up to Llama Llama Red Pajama and Llama Llama Mad at Mama. (3-5)

Moon Rabbit ($16.99) by Natalie Russell. Little Rabbit stars in this tale of newfound friendship. (3-5)

Police Officers on Patrol ( $15.99) by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by R.W. Alley. Rhyming text and art portray police officers at work. (3-5)

Surprise Soup ($15.99) by Mary Ann Rodman, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Father and sons make Mama's special soup to welcome her and the new baby home. (3-5)

Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed ($15.99) by J.C. Phillipps. Wink is excited to become a ninja, until he finds the first lessons are Silence and Stealth. (3-7)

The Name Game ($16.99) by Donna Jackson, illus. by Ted Stearn, explores name and how they influence people. (7-9)

Mission Control This Is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon ($23.99) by Andrew Chaikin, illus. by Alan Bean, chronicles the Apollo Space Program. (8-12)

Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales ($16.99), ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, compiles stories about villains from 15 authors. (8-12)

The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen ($17.99) by Delia Sherman. After a life-threatening quest, the Changeling of Central Park faces her first school days. (8-12)

Alis ($17.99) by Naomi Rich. Alis sets off a dramatic chain of events after running away to the city to escape an arranged marriage. (12-up)

Along for the Ride ($19.99) by Sarah Dessen. Spending the summer in a beach town, a teenage girl finds freedom and romance. (12-up)

Because I Am Furniture ($16.99) by Thalia Chaltas. In this novel in verse, a teen whose siblings are being abused begins to feel confident instead of invisible. (12-up)

Breathing ($16.99) by Cheryl Renée Herbsman. Savannah must learn to be on her own when her soul mate is called away to help his family. (12-up)

Response ($15.99) by Paul Volponi. This novel offers the perspectives of individuals on both sides of a hate crime committed against a black teen. (12-up)

The Duel ($16.99) by Judith St. George is a dual biography of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. (12-up)

The Morgue and Me ($17.99) by John C. Ford. Christopher discovers a murder cover-up at his summer job at the morgue. (12-up)

Wintergirls ($17.99) by Laurie Halse Anderson. A competition between two friends to see who can be skinniest has had deadly results. (12-up)

Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 ($18.99) by John Barnes. Karl is determined to break free from his high school therapy group. (14-up)


New Baby Max & Ruby board books by Rosemary Wells are Peek-a-Boo and Shopping ($5.99 each, up to 2). Corduroy is back in Corduroy Helps Out by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Lisa McCue ($11.99, 3-5). Froggy returns in Froggy's Best Babysitter by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99, 3-5). Bones adds Bones and the Roller Coaster Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($13.99, 5-8). Cam Jansen stars in Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries: A Super Special by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen ($14.99, paper $5.95, 6-8). Cork & Fuzz issues Finders Keepers by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue ($13.99, 6-8). Emma reappears in Excellent Emma by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper ($14.99, 6-8). Hank the Cowdog gains Drover's Secret Life and The Case of the Dinosaur Birds by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($15.99 each, paper $5.99, 8-12). And Up Close welcomes Babe Ruth by Wilborn Hampton and Harper Lee by Kerry Madden ($16.99 each, 12-up).



Peter Rabbit... Naturally Better by Beatrix Potter adds Peter Rabbit Baby Book ($12.99, all ages); Peter Rabbit Munch! ($7.99, 3-5); Peter Rabbit Peekaboo! and The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Special “Green” Edition ($6.99 each, 3-5); and Peter Rabbit Snuggle ($14.99, 3-5). Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker offers Flower Fairies Magical Doors ($18.99, 3-5); and Hidden Flower Fairies ($14.99, 5-8). New Peter Rabbit titles by Beatrix Potter are Peter Rabbit and the Flopsy Bunnies, Peter Rabbit's Easter Egg Hunt and Touch and Count with Peter Rabbit ($9.99 each, 3-5); and Peter Rabbit Tell a Tiny Tale ($7.99, 3-5).



Ready, Set, Draw! gains Ready, Set, Draw... Under the Sea! by Mara Conlon, illus. by Kerren Barbas Steckler ($15.99, 4-up). Young Artist Series adds Water Magic by Barbara Paulding, illus. by Steckler ($15.99, 4-up). Scratch and Sketch releases Circus Scratch and Sketch Art Activity Book by Paulding ($14.99, 4-up); and Butterflies and Friends Scratch and Sketch by Conlon ($12.99, 6-up), both illus. by Martha Zschock.


(Hachette, dist.)

Bugs in a Blanket ($14.95) by Beatrice Alemagna. Insects living in an old blanket attend a birthday party. (3-6)

Moon Man ($16.95) by Tomi Ungerer. The man in the moon visits earth in this new edition of Ungerer's 1966 picture book. (4-8)



Read-It! Readers: The Life of Max presents Max Goes to the Farmers' Market, Max Goes to the Fire Station, Max Goes to the Nature Center and Max Goes to the Recycling Center by Adria Klein, illus. by Mernie Gallagher-Cole ($19.99 each, 4-7). And Read-It! Readers: Character Education adds Dirty Gertie by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Gina Marie Perry; Rocky Recess by Molly Blaisdell, illus. by James Demski Jr.; and Rules of the Net by Jennifer Guess McKerley and Saving Shadow by Dara Dokas, both illus. by Evelyne Duverne ($19.99 each, 5-7).


My Florida Facts ($14.95) by Russell Johnson and Annie Johnson, illus. by Michael Swing, rounds up info about this state and includes a CD. (8-12)


Lighthouses of the Carolinas for Kids ($9.95) by Terrance Zepke offers facts, history, stories, photos and illustrations of these lighthouses. (9-up)


White House Pets ($16.95) by Barney Somers focuses on presidential pets. (7-10)

Sailors in an Ancient World ($16.95) by Sean Forbes. A discovery lends credence to the Greek tales of Homer and others. (10-up)


(IPG, dist.)

The Zoopendous Surprise ($16.95) by Boots Hensel, illus. by Andrea Gabriel. Animals at the zoo keep a surprise from a pair of Asian elephants. (2-8)

That Kind of Dog ($16.95) by Debra Wainwright. How can Mary convince her dog to walk with her in the upcoming dog parade? (2-8)

Farmer Brown and His Little Red Truck ($16.95) by Jean M. Cochran, illus. by Daryl Enos, takes readers on a ride in Farmer Brown’s truck, which gets stuck in the muck. (2-8)

My Sister, Alicia May $16.95) by Nancy Tupper Ling, illus. by Shennen Bersani, tells of Rachel’s experiences with her sister, who has Down syndrome. (2-8)

Little Shrew Caboose ($16.95) by Tina Stolberg, illus. by Philomena O’Neill. Shrew babies form a train to follow their mother, and Little Shrew is stuck being the caboose. (2-8)



Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Kids Only releases Uncle John's Facts to Annoy Your Teacher ($12.95, 8-12).


Chihuly Art Kit Activity Book ($16.95) by Dale Chihuly. Ten activities aim to teach children about art and the creative process. (4-up)



13... Children Should Know presents 13 Artists Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel and 13 Buildings Children Should Know by Annette Roeder ($14.95 each, 8-up).