Clancy with the Puck ($16.95) by Chris Mizzoni. Will Clancy win the Stanley Cup or end up driving the Zamboni? (3-up)


Gretzky’s Game ($7.95) by Mike Leonetti. Hockey star Wayne Gretzky inspires a child teased for being too small to play hockey. (3-8)

King of the Lost and Found ($9.95) by John Lekich explains what coolness means to a not-so-cool kid. (12-up)

X in Flight ($9.95) by Karen Rivers launches a trilogy about ordinary teens with extraordinary powers. (14-up)

Paperback Series

All-Star Sports Puzzles gains Basketball and Hockey by Jesse Ross ($7.95 each, 8-up). Pauline btw continues with The Secret Journey of Pauline Siddhartha by Edeet Ravel ($9.95, 10-up).


Let’s Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here ($16.95) by Lizann Flatt, illus. by Scot Ritchie, offers a history of transportation. (5-8)

Smart-opedia ($29.95, paper $22.95), trans. by Eve Drobot, is a reference book that makes knowledge cool. (8-12)

Canadian Dinosaurs ($29.95, paper $19.95) by Elin Kelsey examines this country’s dinosaurs. (8-12)

This Is My Planet ($21.95, paper $10.95) by Jan Thornhill explores climate change. (9-13)


Emily and Matt return in Yikes! Vikings!, Flying High! and Pioneer Kids by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 6-9). And How Sports Work adds How Soccer Works by Keltie Thomas, illus. by Stephen MacEachern ($21.95, paper $10.95, 8-12).


Whooo’s There? ($9.99) by Mary Serfozo, illus. by Jeffrey Scherer. At nighttime, Old Owl wants to know who’s out there in the forest. (2-6)

Big Book of Berenstain Bears ($10.99) by Stan and Jan Berenstain collects five books featuring this family. (2-6)

Big Treasury of Little Animals ($10.99) by Phoebe Dunn brings together six Picturebacks titles. (2-7)

Squirrelly Gray ($12.99) by James Kochalka presents traditional verse and a fable with graphic novel—inspired art. (2-7)

The Barnyard Night Before Christmas ($14.99) by Beth Terrill, illus. by Greg Newbold. Animals help Santa get his sleigh off the ground. (3-6)

The Silk Princess ($17.99) by Charles Santore retells an ancient Chinese legend. (3-7)

Magic Night ($16.99) by Isobelle Carmody, illus. by Declan Lee. A cat finds something that doesn’t belong in his people’s house. (4-6)

The Random House Book of Bedtime Stories ($21.99), illus. by Jane Dyer, collects bedtime tales. (5-8)

The Secret of the Painted House ($11.99) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Leonid Gore, presents a mystery. (6-9)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Party Ed. ($14) by Dr. Seuss is a limited edition of this classic with a foil cover. (6-9)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective ($24.99) by Dr. Seuss, commentary by Charles Cohen, includes footnotes and archival images. (6-9)

A Picture for Marc ($11.99) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Matthew Trueman, profiles the young Marc Chagall. (6-9)

100 Cupboards ($16.99) by N.D. Wilson follows a girl who gets lost in 100 cupboards, unleashing an ancient evil. (8-12)

No Castles Here ($15.99) by A.C.E. Bauer interweaves fairytales with the story of a kid in urban New Jersey. (9-13)

Raleigh’s Page ($16.99) by Alan Armstrong, illus. by Tim Jessell, examines the cloak-and-dagger politics the first Europeans in America encountered. (10-12)

What I Meant... ($16.99) by Marie Lamba. A teen learns to appreciate her blended family. (10-16)

Dinosaurs ($34.99) by Thomas R. Holtz Jr., illus. by Luis Rey, is a guide to dinosaurs. (12-up)

Spanking Shakespeare ($15.99) by Jake Wizner, illus. by Richard Ewing, follows a popularity-challenged boy’s journey to self-respect and sexual fulfillment. (14-up)


NewSesame Street titles are Sesame Beginnings: It’s Naptime, Little One ($6.99, up to 2); Elmo’s ABC Book ($4.99, up to 4); Baby Says; Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas; and Sesame Street Elmo’s World: Teachers!, illus. by Mary Beth Nelson, photos by John Barrett ($4.99 each, 1-4); Elmo Can Quack Like a Duck ($5.99, 1-4); Sesame Subjects: My First Book About Insects by Kama Einhorn, illus. by Christopher Moroney ($7.99, 1-5); Happy Healthy Monsters: Grover’s Guide to Good Eating ($6.99, 2-4). The Rev. W. Awdry’s Thomas & Friends reappear in Thomas and the Great Race ($6.99, 2-5); Thomas’ Read Along Storybook ($15.99, 3-7); Thomas’ Engine Shed: The Classic Library ($175, 3-7); and The Numbers Express ($9.99, 3-7). And Bright and Early Playtime Books issues Thomas and Friends: Go, Thomas, Go! by the Rev. W. Awdry ($8.99, 2-6).

Barbie stars in Barbie as The Island Princess ($6.99, 3-7). Early Step into Reading Books welcomes Disney Princess Story Collection by Mallory Loehr, illus. by Hala Wittwer ($7.99, 4-6). Bright and Early Books gains In a People House by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg, illus. by Roy McKie ($8.99, 5-8). Magic Tree House offers Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($11.99, 7-11). The Tapestry debuts with The Hound of Rowan by Henry Neff ($16.99, 8-12). Collectopia entertains with A Friendship Spectacular: A Collection of Fotos, Feelings, Favorites, Fill-Ins, and Friends and Wacktivity: A Collection of Games, Keepsakes, Puzzles, and More! by Catherine Rondeau and Peggy Brown, illus. by Lisa Perrett ($12.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Series

Magic Tree House releases Magic Tree House Research Guide: Polar Bears and the Arctic by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.99, 7-10); Step into Reading adds nine titles ($3.99 each, 2-5 to 7-9). Barbie returns in Barbie as The Island Princess: A Storybook ($3.99, 3-7). Stepping Stone Books has nine additions ($3.99-$4.99 each, 5-8 to 7-10). And Babymouse welcomes Skater Girl and Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm ($5.99 each, 7-10).


What’s Wrong, Little Pookie? ($5.99) by Sandra Boynton. Pookie’s mother can’t figure out why her young one is upset. (1-4)

Christmas Is Coming! ($6.99) by Lisa Ann Marsoli, illus. by Lucy Barnard, is a touch-and-feel board book. (2-5)

Big and Little ($9.99) by John Stadler. Gatefold flaps reveal what is big and what is little. (3-6)

How Many? ($24.99, limited ed. $250) by Ron van der Meer. Paper engineering turns shapes into sculptures. (7-up)


Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One ($12.99) by Judy Blume, illus. by James Stevenson, rounds up seven stories about a brother and sister. (5-9)

Vasco, Leader of the Tribe ($15.99) by Anne-Laure Bondoux, trans. by Y. Maudet. Vasco and his fellow rats must find a new place to call home or face extinction. (8-12)

Lucy Rose: Working Myself to Pieces and Bits ($12.99) by Katy Kelly, illus. by Peter Ferguson. Lucy Rose helps turn a plumbing store into a bakery. (8-12)

The Right-Under Club ($15.99) by Christine Hurley Deriso. Five girls feel like the family leftovers, though they’re right under their parents’ noses. (9-12)

Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It ($14.99) by Sundee Frazier. A biracial boy learns family secrets from his estranged grandfather. (9-12)

Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer ($14.99) by Thatcher Heldring. Basketball-loving Toby will do anything to get off the bench. (9-12)

Grk and the Pelotti Gang ($14.99) by Joshua Doder is a tale of boy and dog vs. the world. (9-12)

The Quantum July ($15.99) by Ron King. Danny must choose between the father he’s always wanted and the family he desperately needs. (10-up)

Red Glass ($15.99) by Laura Resau. Sophie crosses the border to Mexico to return a boy to his homeland. (10-up)

Muddle Earth ($16.99) by Paul Stewart, illus. by Chris Riddell. An ordinary boy becomes a fearless warrior hero. (10-up)

Honk if You Hate Me ($15.99) by Deborah Halverson. An outcast finds the strength to face her past and a town that hates her. (12-up)

A Field Guide to High School ($15.99) by Marissa Walsh. A girl gives her younger sister a guide to help her navigate freshman year. (12-up)

The Sweet Far Thing ($17.99) by Libba Bray concludes the Gemma Doyle trilogy. (12-up)

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It ($15.99) by Lisa Shanahan reveals the drama and comedy of teen girls’ lives. (12-up)

The Outcasts ($15.99) by L.S. Matthews. On a field trip, five outcasts discover something that makes them wish they never left home. (12-up)

A Bridge to the Stars ($15.99) by Henning Mankell. His relationship with a lonely dog helps Joel cope with his broken home. (12-up)

The Castaways ($15.99) by Iain Lawrence concludes the Curse of the Jolly Stone trilogy. (12-up)

Diamonds in the Shadow ($15.99) by Caroline B. Cooney. The Finch family takes in an African refugee family. (12-up)

Finding Daddy ($15.99) by Louise Plummer. Mira’s search for her father reveals the horrible truth about who he really is. (12-up)

Grimpow: The Invisible Road ($17.99) by Rafael Ábalos. Grimpow finds a stone that unlocks a legendary secret and shapes his destiny. (12-up)

Blood Brothers ($15.99) by S.A. Harazin. Clay’s job at a hospital becomes difficult when his best friend is admitted for an overdose. (14-up)

One Trick Pony ($15.99) by Daniella Brodsky. A mysterious French woman reopens four friends’ favorite hang-out and serves unusual coffee. (14-up)

The Other Half of Me ($15.99) by Emily Franklin. Through the Donor Sibling Registry, Jenny learns that she has a half-sister. (14-up)

Gert Garibaldi’s Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time ($15.99) by Amber Kizer. An outspoken girl rants her way through high school. (14-up)


The Kiesha’ra concludes with Wyvernhail by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes ($14.99, 12-up).


The Scary States of America ($7.99) by Michael Teitelbaum compiles paranormal stories from across the country. (10-up)

Kiss My Book ($7.99) by Jamie Michaels. A plagiarism scandal strips Ruby of her short-lived fame. (12-up)

Platinum ($7.99) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a companion to Golden. (12-up)

Paperback Series

The Hollywood Sisters adds Caught on Tape by Mary Wilcox ($7.99, 10-up). Mary Hogan’s Susanna Books debuts with Susanna Sees Stars by Mary Hogan ($7.99, 12-up). What If... gains What If...Everyone Was Doing It by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James ($8.99, 12-up). And Nannies return in Tainted Love by Melody Mayer ($8.99, 14-up).


My Best Friend Is a Princess: A Princess Friendship Treasury ($11.99) features stories of Cinderella, Jasmine and Ariel. (2-5)

Tales From the Track ($11.99) gathers stories for young racing fans from Disney/Pixar’s Cars Toddler Treasury. ( 2-5)

Disney Fairies: Actual Fairy Size ($7.99) explores the fairie world and the items they use from the Clumsy (human) world. (2-5)


Disny/Pixar’s Ratatouille adds Ratatouille: 1,2,3 Cook! ($4.99, up to 5) and Ratatouille: Tasty Tales: A Friendship Box ($9.99, 2-5). Pooh Thinkables adds Pooh Chalks illus. by Rebecca Hahn ($7.99, 3-6). New to Read Aloud Board Books is the Princess Read-Aloud Board Book Collection ($12.99, 3-7) and Tales From Pixie Hollow gains Collection #2 ($23.96, 6-10).

Paperback Series

From the Disney Princesses comes a new Enchanted Tales:Follow Your Dreams ($3.99, 3-7); and Sweet and Spooky Halloween ($3.99 each, 3-7). Disney Fairies Enchanted Stables Story gains A Horse to Love ($3.99, 3-7); Supercharged! is a new deluxe CarsPictureback ($4.99, 3-7); and Disney Fairies welcomes Beck Beyond the Sea and Tink, North of Never Land ($5.99, 6-10).


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot ($16.99) by Kellie Strom. A mouse is determined to deliver the mail, even after her plane crashes. (5-8)

Butterfingers ($15.99) by J.M. Trewellard, illus. by Ian Beck, is a tale of a dragon, a stolen princess, a clumsy hero and talking animals. (8-12)

Before I Die ($15.99) by Jenny Downham. A girl with leukemia learns a lesson about getting what you want rather than getting what you need. (14-up)


The Edge Chronicles continues with Clash of the Sky Galleons by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($12.99, 10-12).


Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way ($40) by Leonard S. Marcus, relays the history of Golden Books. (All ages)

Cutie Pie! ($7.99) by Mathew Kempler celebrates wordplay with a variety of pies. (up to 3)

Rudolph’s Christmas Party! ($3.99). Rudolph throws Santa a surprise party. (up to 6)

65 Years of Little Golden Books: Little Golden Books Boxed Set ($17.94) contains six titles and a blank book so children can create their own tales. (2-5)

Halloween Makes Me Batty ($3.99) by Fran Posner is a touch-and-feel board book. (2-5)

A Scentsational Valentine ($8.99) is a scented holiday tale. (2-5)

Barbie as The Island Princess ($8.99) ties into this direct-to-DVD movie. (3-7)

Barbie as The Island Princess: Make Your Own Little Golden Book ($5.99) includes crayons, markers, stickers and stencils. (3-7)

Don’t Touch, It’s Hot ($9.99) by David Algrim, illus. by Holli Conger, is a touch-and-feel, scratch-and-sniff book about kitchen safety. (3-7)

Richard Scarry’s Busiest Pop-Up Ever! ($19.99) by Richard Scarry makes a pop-up visit to Busytown. (3-7)

Nick Book and CD Gift Set ($10.99) contains storybooks about Nick Jr. TV characters, a CD and a poster to color. (3-7)


New Golden and Little Golden Books Inspirational titles are The Ballad of Little Joe ($4.99, up to 3); Where’s God When I’m S-scared? and The Animals’ Christmas Eve ($2.99 each, 2-5); and A Collection of Inspirational Little Golden Books ($17.94, 2-5). And Disney Little Golden Books issues The Jungle Book, Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail, Your Friend the Rat and 101 Dalmatians ($2.99 each, 2-5).


FoodFight! Junior Novelization ($4.99) is a movie tie-in. (9-12)

Mission: Marketropolis ($3.99) is a storybook based on the film FoodFight! (4-7)

Paperback Series

Barbie returns in Barbie Loves Pets ($3.99, 3-6) and Winter Wonderland ($3.99, 3-7).


The People Could Fly: The Picture Book with CD ($17.99) by Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon, presents this tale about African-American history with a CD narrated by James Earl Jones and Hamilton. (All ages)

Who Will Sing a Lullaby? ($15.99) by Dee Lillegard, illus. by Dan Yaccarino. Gentle wings bring sweet dreams in this lullaby. (3-6)

Kindergarten Countdown ($8.99) by Anna Jane Hays counts down to the first day of school. (3-6)

Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf ($16.99) by Judy Sierra, illus. by J.otto Seibold. The retired Big Bad Wolf discovers the art of being nice. (4-8)

Tico and the Golden Wings ($16.99) by Leo Lionni reissues this picture book with its original gold ink. (4-8)

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson ($16.99) by Sue Stauffacher, illus. by Greg Couch, recounts the life of this African-American tennis star. (5-8)

Punk Farm on Tour ($15.99) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. The animals from Punk Farm take their show on the road. (5-8)

A Song in Bethlehem ($15.99) by Marni McGee, illus. by Jason Cockcroft, reveals the Christmas story through the eyes of a girl. (5-8)

When Randolph Turned Rotten ($16.99) by Charise Mericle Harper. Randolph is upset when his pal Ivy is invited to a party, but he isn’t. (5-8)

Billy Tartle in Say Cheese! ($15.99) by Michael Townsend. Billy wants to sport a Mohawk in his class picture. (5-8)

Snowbone ($15.99) by Cat Weatherill, illus. by Peter Brown, is a companion novel to Barkbelly. (8-12)

The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush ($15.99) by Sally Jones Rogan, illus. by Christian Slade. A humble fox becomes a hero. (8-12)

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems ($16.99) by Langston Hughes, illus. by Brian Pinkney, is a 75th-anniversary reissue of Hughes’s only children’s poetry collection. (8-14)

Cover-up: Mystery at the Superbowl ($16.99) by John Feinstein. Two teen reporters uncover a major football scandal. (10-up)

The Halloween Tree ($15.99) by Ray Bradbury, illus. by Joseph Mugnaini, is a 35th-anniversary reissue of this novel. (10-up)

The Snow Goose ($17.99) by Paul Gallico, illus. by Angela Barrett, reissues this WWII story of love and loyalty. (12-up)

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature ($15.99) by Robin Brande. A controversial subject changes one girl’s life. (12-up)

The Hollow People ($16.99) by Brian Keaney launches the Promises of Dr. Sigmundus trilogy. (12-up)

Love, Stargirl ($16.99) by Jerry Spinelli is a sequel to Stargirl. (12-up)

Stargirl Journal ($9.99) by Jerry Spinelli is a journal featuring quotes from Stargirl and Love, Stargirl. (12-up)

One Good Punch ($15.99) by Rich Wallace. In his most important track season, Mike is faced with a choice that will determine his destiny. (12-up)

Taken ($16.99) by Edward Bloor is the story of a kidnapped boy. (12-up)

The Confessional ($16.99) by J.L. Powers. Murder, racism and faith drive seven teens to confront the truth about themselves. (14-up)

Last Dance at the Frosty Queen ($15.99) by Richard Uhlig. A small-town Kansas teen meets a life-changing girl. (14-up)

Red Spikes ($16.99) by Margo Lanagan collects stories of fantasy, magic and horror. (14-up)

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List ($16.99) by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. A guy comes between Naomi and her gay best friend Ely. (14-up)


The Adventures of Max and Pinky adds Superheroes by Maxwell Eaton ($12.99, 5-8). Pure Dead adds Pure Dead Frozen by Debi Gliori ($15.99, 10-up). His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman issues The Amber Spyglass Deluxe Ed. and The Subtle Knife Deluxe Ed. ($22.99 each, 12-up). And The Runestone Saga continues with Vendetta by Chris Humphreys ($15.99, 12-up).


Night of the Howling Dogs ($16.99) by Graham Salisbury. A tsunami strikes during a camping trip. (8-12)

White Magic: Spells to Hold You ($15.99) by Kelly Easton. Girls who are outsiders share a magical friendship. (12-16)

My Swordhand Is Singing ($15.99) by Marcus Sedgwick. A 17th-century father and son face a terrifying destiny. (12-up)

What They Found: Love on 145th Street ($15.99) by Walter Dean Myers collects stories revealing that love can be found in the most unlikely places. (14-up)

Angel Isle ($17.99) by Peter Dickinson is a sequel to The Ropemaker. (14-up)


Little Golden Book Favorites #1 ($5.99) includes The Poky Little Puppy, The Saggy Baggy Elephant and Scuffy the Tugboat. (2-5)

The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Ed. ($8.99) by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren. Additional original artwork has been added to this 65th-anniversary edition. (2-5)


How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? ($14.99) by Margaret McNamara, illus. by G. Brian Karas. To everyone’s surprise, the littlest pumpkin has the most seeds. (3-7)

Mary and the Mouse, The Mouse and Mary ($16.99) by Beverly Donofrio, illus. by Barbara McClintock, portrays a mouse’s unlikely meeting with a girl. (3-7)

The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll ($16.99) by Patricia McKissack, illus. by Jerry Pinkney, is a holiday tale about the importance of sharing. (4-8)

The Jewel Box Ballerinas ($16.99) by Monique de Varennes, illus. by Ana Juan. An enchanted jewel box teaches a lesson about the value of friendship. (4-8)

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly ($16.99) by Alan Madison, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. A girl’s knowledge of butterflies impresses her classmates. (4-8)

Waking Up Wendell ($15.99) by April Stevens, illus. by Tad Hills. One by one, the residents of Fish Street wake up. (4-8)

Young Pelé: Soccer’s First Star ($16.99) by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James Ransome, is a picture-book biography of this soccer star. (4-9)

The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School ($15.99) by Candace Fleming. A class learns valuable lessons. (7-11)


Paperback Series

Indie Kidd returns in Being Grown Up Is Cool (Not!) by Karen McCombie ($5.99, 7-10). And Billy Hooten debuts with Billy Hooten: Owlboy and Owlboy: The Girl with the Destructo Touch by Tom Sniegoski ($5.99 each, 9-12).


Zoo! A BIG Fold-Out Counting Book ($12.99) by Lori Froeb, illus. by Jo Brown, features objects and animals to count. (2-5)

Shrek the Halls: Lift-the-Flap ($9.99) is a holiday tale starring Shrek. (2-5)

Play Fair, Have Fun ($10.99) by Tisha Hamilton, illus. by Jana Christy, offers advice on behaving appropriately. (3-5)

Go, Diego, Go!: My Animal Friends: Storybook with Spotting Scope ($24.99) ties into the TV show. (4-8)


Sesame Street adds Elmo’s Favorite Places: A Lift-and-Learn Flap Book ($11.99, 2-5); Guess Who, Abby! ($10.99, 2-5); and Music Player Storybook ($24.99, 2-5). Fisher-Price Little People are back in Welcome to Our Town: A Look-Inside Book ($9.99, 2-5). New Disney titles are Disney Princess Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector: Season of Enchantment ($24.99, 3-7); Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and Friends: Storybook and Kaleidoscope Viewer ($24.99, 4-8); and Disney: High School Musical: Book and Microphone Pen ($24.99, 8-12). Thomas & Friends introduces Thomas & Friends Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector ($24.99, 3-7). And two new Book and Magnetic Playsets are Scooby-Doo, Magnetic Mystery ($14.99, 5-8); and Shrek the Third ($14.99, 5-12).


How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird ($14.95) by Jacque Prévert, trans. and illus. by Mordicai Gerstein, presents a poem about art, wonder and creativity. (All ages)

First the Egg ($14.95) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. In this die-cut concept book, the commonplace becomes extraordinary. (2-6)

Rock-A-Bye Christmas ($7.95) by Matt Novak. On Christmas Eve, a farmer brings his fussy animals into the house—and then decides to sleep in the barn. (2-6)

Good Morning China ($16.95) by Hu Yong Yi depicts a day in a Chinese city park. (3-6)

Poor Puppy ($16.95) by Nick Bruel. This animal tale introduces counting and the alphabet. (4-8)

Starring Miss Darlene ($16.95) by Amy Schwartz. Despite her mishaps, a young hippo actress receives rave reviews. (4-8)

A Piece of Chalk ($16.95) by Jennifer Ericsson, illus. by Michelle Shapiro. Rain turns a girl’s chalk drawings into a colored puddle. (4-8)

How to Catch a Fish ($17.95) by John Frank, illus. by Peter Slyvada. Verses and paintings reveal how people around the world catch fish. (4-8)

At Gleason’s Gym ($17.95) by Ted Lewin portrays aspiring young boxers at Brooklyn’s Gleason’s Gym. (5-9)

Hairy Hezekiah ($12.95) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Nick Bruel. A lonely camel meets a friend after escaping from the zoo. (7-10)

Pirates Eat Porridge ($12.95) by Christopher Morgan, illus. by Neil Curtis, presents a pirate yarn. (7-10)

Candyfloss ($14.95) by Jacqueline Wilson. Will Floss decide to move to Australia with her mother or stay in England with her father? (9-12)

The Train Jumper ($16.95) by Don Brown. Ed encounters a variety of characters while riding the rails during the Depression. (11-14)

Bone by Bone by Bone ($16.95) by Tony Johnston. In 1950s Tennessee, David’s friendship with an African-American boy strains his relationship with his father. (12-up)

Lizard People ($16.95) by Charlie Price. A boy coping with his mother’s mental illness meets a stranger who goes through a wormhole into the future. (12-up)

Choices ($16.95) by Deborah Lynn Jacobs. A teen shifts among universes to overcome her brother’s death. (12-up)

Head Case ($16.95) by Sarah Aronson. A 17-year-old struggles to deal with the tragic aftermath of a drunk-driving accident.


Roman Mysteries gains The Charioteer of Delphi by Caroline Lawrence ($16.95, 11-14).

Paperback Series

KidChatby Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie debuts with KidChat, KidChat Too: 212 All-New Questions to Ignite the Imagination, KidChat Gone Wild and KidChat, Oh the Places to Go! ($6.99 each, 8-up).


Robot Dreams ($16.95) by Sarah Varon. When Dog gets lonely, he builds himself a friend from a robot kit. (8-up)

Laika ($17.95) by Nick Abadzis traces the life of this Soviet dog, earth’s first space traveler. (10-up)

Town Boy ($16.95) by Lat is a companion to Kampung Boy. (10-up)


Sardine in Outer Space adds Vol. 4 by Emmanual Guibert, illus. by Joann Sfar ($13.95, 7-up).


(Midpoint, dist.)

Ned: The Story of Bear 693 ($22.95) by Joe Pavekla, illus. by Lynne Huras. A young grizzly and his mother struggle with human encroachment on their habitat. (3-6)


Wings, Horns & Claws ($18.95) by Christopher Wormell. Text and woodcut art focus on dinosaurs. (3-up)

If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today ($15.95) rounds up dinosaur facts and images. (3-up)


John Deere rolls on with The Biggest Pumpkin Ever and The Tallest Building of All ($7.95 each, 1-4); and Johnny Tractor’s New Friend and Danny Dozer’s Perfect Christmas ($9.95 each, 1-4). Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz issues It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown ($7.95 each, 4-8). Trailblazers debuts with Dinosaur Hunters by Jen Green and Tomb Hunters by Clive Gifford ($19.95 each, 8-up). And Blitz Cartooning by Bruce Blitz offers Dynamite Video Drawing: Heroes & Villains ($12.95, 8-up).

Board Book Reprint

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Christian Birmingham ($5.95, 18 mos.-4 yrs.).


Professor Dalrymple’s Deluxe Patented Fairy Catching Kit ($12.95) by Carla Engelbrecht offers a field guide for catching fairies including a magnifying glass and fairy net. (3-up)

Night of the Living Duckies ($9.95) by T.L. Bonaddio presents a book and four rubber ducks decked out as Frankenstein and other monsters. (3-up)

Keepsakes: Christmas Box ($9.95) by Maureen Rissik contains a book and charm bracelet. (6-10)

Harry Potter Divination Crystal Ball Sticker Kit ($12.95) offers materials for kids to reenact Hogwarts’s Divination class assignments. (6-up)

The Pyramids ($12.95) by Joanne Mattern rounds up info and items for aspiring pharaohs. (6-up)

The Great Galactic Marble Kit ($9.95) by Rebecca McCarthy provides a book of space-themed marble games, marbles, a pouch and chalk. (6-up)

L’il Shaver’s Shaving Kit ($9.95) by Michelle Matthews presents a storybook, mock razor, brush, soap and shaving cream dishes. (6-up)