Carmen’s Sticky Scab ($15.95) by Ginger Churchill, illus. by Barry Gott. A girl is warned about picking the scab on her arm. (3-8)

Two Moon Princess ($15.95) by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban. A princess is transported to another world: southern California. (10-up)

68 Knots ($15.95) by Michael Robert Evans describes seven teens’ summer of sailing adventures and self-discovery. (14-up)


The Blackbeard Quartet continues with Blackbeard and the Sandstone Pillar: When Lightning Strikes by Audrey Penn ($15.95, 8-12).


That’s How I See Things ($16.95) by Sirish Rao, illus. by Bhajju Shayam, offers the tale of an eccentric artist. (4-7)

Catch That Crocodile! ($14.95, collector’s ed. $25) by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. by Pulak Biswas, is an animal story told in verse. (4-7)

The Sacred Banana Leaf ($16.95) by Nathan Kumar Scott, illus. by Radhashyam Raut, is the sequel to the Indonesian folktale Mangoes and Bananas. (4-7)


Easy Flaps Board Books: My Babies,My Friends, My Pets and My Toys ($6.95 each), illus. by Caroline Davis, are lift-the-flap board books. (1-3)

Heaven Is Having You ($7.95) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. Grandma tells Little Bear what heaven is from her perspective. (2-5)

Jingle Bells ($7.95) by Veronica Vasylenko is a board-book tale of a mouse family on a sleigh ride. (2-5)

Big Bears Can! ($6.95) by David Bedford, illus. by Gaby Hansen. In this board book, Big Bear makes a mess showing Little Bear all the things he can do. (2-5)

Scaredy Mouse ($6.95) by Alan MacDonald, illus. by Tim Warnes. Can two mice avoid a big cat to reach the yummy cake? (2-5)

Keep Love in Your Heart, Little One ($15.95) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Clara Vulliamy. While Small drifts off to sleep, Big reveals a parent’s love. (3-7)

The Lamb Who Came for Dinner ($15.95) by Steve Smallman, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy. Instead of gobbling up the lamb at his door, a wolf learns about friendship. (3-7)

That Pesky Dragon ($15.95) by Julie Sykes, illus. by Melanie Williamson. A dragon causes mayhem on a farm. (3-7)

The Snow Angel ($15.95) by Christine Leeson, illus. by Jane Chapman. Two mice share their Christmas presents with a lost goose. (3-7)


Keep Your Ear on the Ball ($16.95) by Genevieve Petrillo, illus. by Lea Lyon. Classmates help a blind boy on his own terms, even while playing kickball. (8-12)


(Harpercollins, dist.)

Paperback Series

Joining Middle Grade Novels is Karma Club, Vol. 1 by D.J. Milky ($7.99, all ages). Manga Chapters issues Kung Fu Klutz and Karate Cool, Vol. 2 by Milky and Mark Seidenberg, The Grosse Adventures: Trouble at Twilight Cave, Vol. 3 by Annie Auerbach and Jamar Nicholas and Agent Boo, Vol. 3 by Alex de Campi and Edo Fuijkschot ($4.99 each, all ages). And Cine-Manga releases Hannah Montana: Secrets and Supersneaks, Vol. 1 and Crushes and Camping, Vol. 2b by Disney, High School Musical, Vol. 1 by Disney, Greatest Stars of the NBA, Vol. 11 and 12 by the NBA and Tokyopop, Avatar, Vol. 6 by Bryan Kanietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, and Enchanted, Vol. 1 by Disney ($7.99 each, all ages); Ratatouille, Vol. 1 by Disney/Pixar ($5.99, all ages); and Sesame Street Vol. 3: Elmo: First Day of School by Sesame Workshop ($3.99, all ages).

New Manga titles are Kilala Princess, Vol. 3 and 4 by Nao Kodaka and Rika Tanaka ($5.99 each, all ages); and The Knockout Makers, Vol. 1 by Kyouko Hashimoto, Metamo Kiss, Vol. 2 by Sora Omote, Short Sunzen!, Vol. 1 by Susugi Sakurai, Monochrome Factor!, Vol. 1 by Kaili Sorano, Me & My Brothers, Vol. 1 by Hari Tokeino, Fruits Basket, Vol. 17 and 18 by Natsuki Takaya, Bizenghast, Vol. 3 and 4 by M. Alice LeGrow, Atelier Marie and Elie-Zarlburg Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Yoshihiko Ochi, Bombos vs. Everything, Vol. 1 by Maximo V. Lorenzo, Heaven!!, Vol.1 by Shizuru Seino, St. Lunatic High School (Yoru nimo Makezu!), Vol. 1 by Majiko, Undertown, Vol. 1 by Jake Myler and Jim Pascoe, We Shadows, Vol. 1 by Sonny Strait, Dark Moon Diary, Vol. 1 by Brett Uher and Che Gilson, +Anima, Vol. 5 and 6 by Natsumi Mukai, Hibiki’s Magic, Vol. 2 by Jun Maeda and Rei Idumi, Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 2 by Chris Lie and Jake Forbes, Legends of the Dark Crystal, Vol. 1 by Barbara Randall Kesel and Max Kim, and Dramacon, Vol. 3 by Svetlana Chmakova ($9.99 each, 13-up).

Manga Novels adds Trinity Blood—Reborn on the Mars: The Star of Sorrow, Vol. 1 and Rage Against the Moons, Vol. 2 by Sunao Yoshida; and .hack// Another Birth by Kazunori Ito and Miu Kawasaki ($7.99 each, 13-up). Pop Fiction adds Ai-Land Chronicles: Book of the Second Revolution by Sir Edwin See, Alex Unlimited: Split Second Sight, Vol. 2 by Dan Jolley, Scrapped Princess, Vol. 4 and 5 by Ichiro Sakaki, Full Metal Panic, Vol. 1 by Shouji Gatou, Magic Moon: Children of Magic Moon, Vol. 2 by Wolfgang and Heike Hohlbein, Missing, Vol. 1 by Gakuto Koda and The Good Witch of the West, Vol. 1 by Noriko Ogiwara ($7.99 each, 13-up).


They Came From Below ($17.95) by Blake Nelson. Two girls meet sea creatures who have changed into humans to try to save the polluted oceans. (13-up)

Weregirls: Birth of the Pack ($12.95) by Petru Popescu. Two friends with magical powers learn that their ancient enemies are incarnate in the popular clique. (13-up)


The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme continues with The Thief Queen’s Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon ($17.95, 10-up). And Weenie Stories adds Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar ($14.95, 10-up).


(IPG, dist.)

Happy Birthday to You, Blue Kangaroo! ($16.95) by Emma Chichester Clark. This tale of a birthday party delivers a message about friendship and acceptance. (3-5)

Fox Tale ($16.95) by Michael Foreman reveals the unlikely friendship between a fox cub and rowdy boys. (5-7)

Daft Bat ($16.95) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross, underscores the importance of looking at things from different perspectives. (5-7)


Bear and Me ($9.95) by Ella Burfoot depicts the friendship between a girl and her teddy. (3-5)

Nicky ($8.95) by Zoe Ross, illus. by Tony Ross, portrays a girl’s fear and excitement on her first day of school. (3-5)

Amethyst ($7.95) by Rebecca Lisle. This fantasy introduces a girl’s search for identity and a sense of belonging. (9-12)

Paperback Series

The Time-Travelling Cat by Julia Jarman adds The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess and The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure ($7.95 each, 9-12).


(IPG, dist.)

Paperback Series

Katie by Mary Hooper debuts with The Revolting Bridesmaid and The Revolting Wedding ($8.95 each, 7-9).


(IPG, dist.)

A Life Drawing: Recollections of an Illustrator ($36.95) by Shirley Hughes examines this illustrator’s career. (up to 5)


(IPG, dist.)

Row Your Boat Sound Book ($9.95) by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Stephen Lambert, is a sing-along board book. (up to 3)

Muddlewitch on the Farm ($14.95) by Nick Sharratt is a board book depicting a young witch’s farmyard magic. (3-5)

Rapunzel and Other Magic Fairytales ($15.95), trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Henriette Sauvant, collects 15 classic tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. (5-7)


(IPG, dist.)

Paperback Series

Flashbacks by Stewart Ross launches with Athens Is Saved, Beware the King, Dear Mum, I Miss You! and Down with the Romans ($8.95 each, 9-12).


(IPG, dist.)

Paperback Series

Good & Bad by Janine Amos adds Bully, Cheat, Liar, Moody, Selfish and Thief ($9.95 each, 4-7).


(IPG, dist.)


Mog stars in The Mog Collection by Judith Kerr ($35 boxed set, 5-7). And Play Along Fairy Tales presents Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Snow White and The Three Little Pigs ($9.95 each, 3-5).


(IPG, dist.)

Dandelion’s Day and Dandelion’s Christmas ($9.95 each) by Emma Thomson hop along with the adventures of this young bunny. (3-5)

Dust ’n’ Bones ($17.95) by Chris Mould offers a book of spooky stories, a skeleton and stickers. (7-9)


The Yuk Factor ($7.95) by Tracy Turner is a quiz book offering facts about animals, history and bodily functions. (7-up)

The Sorcerer’s Daughter ($9.95) by Fay Sampson is a sequel to The Sorcerer’s Trap. (9-12)

Nightingale’s Song ($9.95) by Kate Pennington. This historical novel centers on a girl on a ship bound for America. (12-up)

Paperback Series

My Magical Pony introduces 10 tales by Jenny Oldfield ($6.95 each, 7-9). House of Fun gains Mystery Guest at the House of Fun and Holiday Mania at the House of Fun by Jon Blake, illus. by David Roberts ($6.95 each, 7-9). Topaz returns in Topaz Steals the Show, Topaz in the Limelight, Topaz Takes a Chance and Topaz Takes a Break by Helen Bailey ($7.95 each, 9-12). And So You Think You Know James Bond joins So You Think You Know by Clive Gifford ($8.95, 9-up).


(IPG, dist.)


Angel Shoes ($9.95) by Emily Pound, illus. by Sanja Rescek. A girl learns lessons about identity and self-acceptance. (3-5)


(IPG, dist.)

In-o-saur, Out-a-saur and One-o-saur, Two-o-saur by David Bedford, illus. by Leonie Worthington. Dinosaurs help introduce opposites; and counting. (2-5)

Time for Bed, Isobel by David Bedford, illus. by Leonie Worthington, portrays a young panda at bedtime. (2-5)

Who’s Laughing? ($9.95) by David Bedford, illus. by Leonie Worthington, is a lift-the-flap book that shows why everyone’s laughing. (2-5)

Little Lucie’s Diary ($12.95) by Louise Pfanner. Handwritten diaries describe the adventures of a mouse. (3-5)

Bridget’s Book of Nursery Rhymes ($12.95) by Bridget Strevens-Marzo compiles classic rhymes. (3-5)


The Great Race Maze ($5.95) by Anna Nilsen collects mazes set around the world. (7-9)

Pirates: All Aboard for Hours of Puzzling Fun! ($7.95) by Anna Nilsen. A treasure hunt introduces map-reading and route-finding skills. (7-9)

Rolf’s Flummoxing Flabbergasters: Featuring Fickle & Fetch ($7.95) by Rolf Heimann rounds up brain teasers. (7-9)

Paperback Series

Little Hare Lift-the-Flap by David Bedfore, illus. by Leonie Washington, adds Toes and Tails ($9.95, 2-5).


(IPG, dist.)

All About Me: A Hundred Things That Happened to Me Between 0 and 3 ($12) by Selina Young shares observations on Alfie’s first three years. (up to 5)

Paperback Series

Sir Gadabout stars in nine tales by Martyn Beardsley, illus. by Tony Ross ($6.95 each, 9-12).


(IPG, dist.)

Paperback Series

Lady Violet’s Casebook by Karen Wallace introduces The Diamond Takers, The Man with Tiger Eyes and The Secret of the Crocodiles ($9.95 each, 9-12). And The Book of Lowmoor by Richard Poole offers Jewel and Thorn and The Brass Key ($11.95 each, 12-up).


(IPG, dist.)

Wenceslas ($19.95) by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Christian Birmingham, retells the tale of Good King Wenceslas. (up to 7)


The Pen That Pa Built ($14.95) by David Edwards, illus. by Ashley Wolff, reveals how a blanket is made from scratch. (3-6)

When the Shadbush Blooms ($15.95) by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz, illus. by David Kanietakeron Fadden, focuses on the traditions of the Lenni Lenape tribe. (4-7)

Where in the Wild? Camouflaged Creatures Concealed... and Revealed by David Schwartz and Yale Schy, photos by Dwight Kuhn, reveals camouflaged creatures in different habitats. (4-8)


Milestones Project Chewables offers Happy Birthday! by Richard and Michele Steckel ($6.95, 6 mos.-2 yrs.). Busy Book adds Busy Horsies by John Schindel, photos by Casi Lark ($6.95, 1-3). Urban Babies Wear Black continues with Winter Babies Wear Layers by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion ($6.95, 1-3). Ooh! Artist welcomes Ooh! Matisse by Jeanyves Verdu and Mil Niepold ($14.95, 3-5). And Clubhouse Books releases The Mighty Pigeon Club by Daniel Sans Souci ($15.95 each, 4-7).


Stones, Bones and Stitches ($22.95) by Shelley Falconer and Shawna White offers an introduction to Inuit art. (All ages)

Mirror with a Memory ($29.95) by Janice Weaver takes a photographic look at Canada’s history. (All ages)

A Star for Christmas ($21.95) by Trisha Romance tells of an elderly carpenter and the reindeer he befriends. (All ages)

The Lord Is My Shepherd ($18.95) by Regolo Ricci celebrates the power and beauty of the 23rd Psalm. (All ages)

Eats ($15.95) by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Tom Slaughter, depicts animals and what they eat. (2-5)

What Am I? ($15.95) by Linda Granfield, illus. by Jennifer Herbert, introduces a guessing game. (2-5)

My New Shirt ($18.95) by Cary Fagan, illus. by Dusan Petricic. A boy receives a dreaded gift one too many times. (4-7)

Cinderella ($10.95) by Michele Marineau, illus. by Mylene Pratt. A new retelling. (4-7)

Mr. Gauguin’s Heart ($18.95) by Marie-Danielle Croteau, trans. by Susan Ouriou, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault, reveals this artist’s early inspiration. (6-9)

Stories at the Door ($18.95) by Jan Andrews, illus. by Francis Blake, compiles folk tales from around the world. (6-9)

Even Higher ($18.95) by Richard Ungar retells a Jewish folktale. (7-10)

In the Land of the Jaguar: South America and Its People ($22.95) by Gena Gorrell, illus. by Andrej Krystoforski, explores South America. (9-up)

Porcupine ($15.95) by Meg Tilly. A girl is left to defend her family after her father’s death by friendly fire in Afghanistan. (10-14)

Out of Line: Growing Up Soviet ($22.95) by Tina Grimberg chronicles a girl’s life in Soviet Russia during the Cold War. (11-up)


The Boy Sherlock Holmes debuts with His 1st Case: Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock ($19.95, 10-14).


Kidnapped ($11.95) by Alan Grant, illus. by Cam Kennedy, is a graphic-novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale. (8-up)

Villainology: Fabulous Lives of the Big, the Bad and the Wicked ($9.95) by Arthur Slade, illus. by Derek Mah, profiles real and imaginary villains. (9-12)

Death in Kingsport ($11.95) by Curtis Parkinson presents a murder mystery. (10-14)

First Times ($9.95), selected by Marthe Jocelyn, collects stories of first jobs, first loves and other firsts. (10-14)

Cry Wolf ($9.95) by Edo Van Belkom is a fantasy featuring werewolves. (10-14)

Silent in an Evil Time: The Brave War of Edith Cavell ($16.95) by Jack Batten describes this woman’s bravery during WWI. (10-up)

For Those About to Write ($9.95) by Dave Bidini. The author tells of his inspiration as a writer. (10-up)

Into the Ravine ($9.95) by Richard Scrimger. Three friends who explore a ravine emerge transformed. (11-up)


(IPG, dist.)

The Night Before Christmas Tunnel Book ($16.95) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Juliette Borda. This three-dimensional story includes punch-out figures. (6-up)


(IPG, dist.)

Bible Stories for Growing Kids ($14.99) by Francine Rivers and Shannon Rivers Coibion, illus. by Pascale Constantin, draws from the Old and New Testaments. (6-10)

Paperback Series

RPM launches with Blind Spot and Over the Wall by Chris Fabry ($5.99 each, 10-14). And The Wormling debuts with The Book of the King, Sword of the Wormling and The Changeling by Jerry B. Jenkins and Fabry ($5.99 each, 10-14).



Growing Up Super Average ($9.99) by Jesse Florea and Bob Smiley is a faith-based guide for tweens. (8-12)