Flip-o-saurus ($15.95) by Sara Ball. This board book invites kids to turn over flaps to create their own dinosaurs. (3-5)
Dinosaurs wraps up with Giant vs. Giant: Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus and T. Rex and the Great Extinction by Matteo Bacchin and Marco Signore ($15.95 each, 9-up).

Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever ($16.95) by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Dan Andreasen. Otis learns a lesson about friendship when he throws Sydney a party on the wrong date. (3-7)
All the Seasons of the Year ($16.95) by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Kay Chorao, celebrates a mother's love throughout the year. (3-8)
Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day ($16.95) by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb. This story about an urban block party celebrates diversity. (4-8)
Dotty ($16.95) by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Julia Denos. As the year progresses, Ida wonders if her imaginary friend is still welcome at school. (4-8)
The Legend of the Golden Snail ($19.95) by Graeme Base. A boy searches for a fantastical golden ship that was banished to the Ends of the Earth. (4-8)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($18.95) by Steven Guarnaccia. In this retelling, the stylish bears own furniture from celebrated designers. (4-8)
La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story ($16.95) by Antonio Sacre, illus. by Angela Dominguez. Visiting her grandmother, a girl learns Cuban holiday traditions. (4-8)
Me, Frida ($16.95) by Amy Novesky, illus. by David Diaz, spotlights artist Frida Kahlo. (4-8)
Miss Tutu's Star ($16.95) by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Carey Armstrong-Ellis. A young ballerina practices for her big debut. (4-8)
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart ($18.95) by Angela Farris Watkins, illus. by Eric Velasquez, reveals Martin Luther King Jr.'s home life from his niece's perspective. (4-8)
On a Windy Night ($16.95) by Nancy Raines Day, illus. by George Bates. What is making the scary noises a boy hears on his way home after trick-or-treating? (4-8)
Quackenstein Hatches a Family ($15.95) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Brian T. Jones. A lonely duck adopts an egg that hatches to reveal a platypus. (4-8)
10 Little Penguins ($17.95) by Jean-Luc Fromental, illus. by Joëlle Jolivet. This 3-D counting pop-up brings back the characters from 365 Penguins. (4-up)
Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Train ($18.95) by P.I. Maltbie, illus. by Jos. A. Smith, explains this artist's technique and how he came to paint trains. (5-9)
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School ($15.95) by Albert Lorenz. A new boy tells a wild story about his previous school. (6-9)
Library Mouse: A World to Explore ($16.95) by Daniel Kirk is a companion to Library Mouse and Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale. (6-9)
Fort Mose and the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America ($18.95) by Glennette Tilley Turner focuses on Francisco Menendez and the settlement he helped found. (8-12)
World of Wonders: The Most Mesmerizing Natural Phenomena on Earth ($19.95) by Elisabeth Roman. Photos depict unusual animals and natural occurrences. (8-12)

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword ($15.95) by Barry Deutsch introduces a girl who only wants to fight dragons. (8-12)
Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates ($15.95) by Kim Kennedy. The ghosts of pirates who founded Misty's town return to reclaim a powerful treasure. (8-12)
The Carnival of Lost Souls ($16.95) by Laura Quimby. Jack follows the example of his hero, Houdini, to try to escape from the Forest of the Dead. (10-14)
Heart of a Samurai ($15.95) by Margi Preus is a high seas adventure centering on a teen who aspires to become a samurai. (10-14)
Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes ($16.95) by Lisa Greenwald. On Valentine's Day, three friends share their secrets and make cookies for lonely neighbors. (10-14)
The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter ($14.95) by John Gosselink. A boy argues that he should be released from in-school suspension in this book designed like a case file. (10-up)
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing ($19.95) by Ann Angel compiles photos of and anecdotes about this musician. (14-up)
NERDS continues with M Is for Mama's Boy by Michael Buckley ($14.95, 8-12). Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid greets Book Five ($13.95, 8-12). The Grassland Trilogy concludes with Beyond the Mask by David Ward ($15.95, 8-12). And Flower Power adds Violet in Bloom by Lauren Myracle ($15.95, 9-13).

Sweet Dreams, Little Bunny! ($7.99) by Maribeth Boelts, illus. by Kathy Parkinson, is a bedtime board book. (2-5)
The Hanukkah Trike ($15.99) by Michelle Edwards, illus. by Kathryn Mitter. When Gabi falls off her tricycle, remembering the Maccabees gives her courage to try again. (3-6)
Smelly Bill: Love Stinks ($16.99) by Daniel Postgate. The star of Smelly Bill falls in love. (3-7)
Lively Elizabeth! What Happens When You Push ($16.99) by Mara Bergman, illus. by Cassia Thomas. A girl learns a lesson when one little push leads to big problems. (4-7)
Little Rex, Big Brother ($16.99) by Ruth Symes, illus. by Sean Julian. Rex wants to become the scariest dinosaur in the world—until he becomes a big brother. (4-7)
Christmas Kitten, Home at Last ($16.99) by Robin Pulver, illus. by Layne Johnson. Santa and Mrs. Claus try to find a home for the kitten from Christmas for a Kitten. (5-8)
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution ($16.99) by Pat Miller, illus. by Kathi Ember. Squirrel learns about resolutions—and finds one of her own. (5-8)
Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs into Action ($14.99) by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Miguel Benítez, is a sequel to Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off. (6-8)
Librarian on the Roof! A True Story ($16.99) by M.G. King, illus. by Stephen Gilpin. To raise money for a children's section, a librarian spends a week on the roof. (6-8)
In the Garden with Dr. Carver ($16.99) by Susan Grigsby, illus. by Nicole Tadgell, presents a fictionalized story about George Washington Carver. (7-9)
Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? ($16.99) by Robert E. Wells discusses the needs of an elephant in order to explain the importance of the sun to life on Earth. (7-9)
Climbing Lincoln's Steps: The African American Journey ($16.99) by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Colin Bootman, examines key moments in African-American history that have occurred at the Lincoln Memorial. (7-10)
Phillis Sings Out Freedom: The Story of George Washington and Phillis Wheatley ($16.99) by Ann Malaspina, illus. by Susan Keeter, is a dual biography centering on the poem of encouragement this African-American poet penned to Washington. (7-10)
Bullying and Me: Schoolyard Stories ($16.99) by Ouisie Shapiro, photos by Steven Vote, compiles tales of individuals' experiences with bullying. (8-12)
The Buddy Files continues with The Case of the Fire Alarm by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau ($14.99, 6-8). And The Boxcar Children Mysteries, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, offers The Pumpkin Head Mystery and The Cupcake Caper ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 7-10).
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Joining The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, are The Woodshed Mystery, The Lighthouse Mystery, and Mountain Top Mystery ($6.99 each, 7-10).

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Look See, Look at Me! ($16.99) by Leonie Norrington, illus. by Dee Huxley, celebrates family life in an Aboriginal community in Australia. (3-5)
Two Peas in a Pod ($16.99) by Chris McKimmie. Two friends learn to deal with being apart when one moves away. (3-5)
Peka-Boo: The Smallest Bird in All the World ($16.99) by Eliza Feely. A tiny bird finds her voice and strives to be noticed. (5-7)
The City ($19.99) by Armin Greder. What happens when a mother tries to shield her son from all aspects of life? (7-up)
And Picasso Painted Guernica ($24.99) by Alain Serres. This illustrated biography focuses on Picasso's development as an artist and on this iconic painting. (9-12)
Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Storms ($9.99) by Marion Roberts. Sunny adjusts to life with her step-siblings and starts a dog entertainment business. (9-12)
The Taste of Lightning ($9.99) by Kate Constable. Three unlikely companions flee a hostile land and try to evade a sinister form of magic. (12-14)
Screw Loose ($9.99) by Chris Wheat tells of a quirky group of teens in search of love. (12-up)
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Henrietta returns in Henrietta Gets a Letter by Martine Murray ($8.99, 5-7).

Innerstar University debuts with Braving the Lake by Erin Falligant, Fork in the Trail by Laurie Calkhoven, A Girl's Best Friend by Catherine Stine, and Taking the Reins by Alison Hart ($12.95 each, paper $8.95, 8-up).
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New Historical Character titles, edited by Peg Ross, are Samantha Play Scenes & Paper Dolls: Decorate Rooms and Act Out Scenes from Samantha's Stories! illus. by Doris Ettlinger, et al.; Rebecca Play Scenes & Paper Dolls: Decorate Rooms and Act Out Scenes from Rebecca's Stories! illus. by Renée Graef, et al.; and Molly Play Scenes & Paper Dolls: Decorate Rooms and Act Out Scenes from Molly's Stories! illus. by Graef et al. ($12.95 each, 8-up); Kaya Boxed Set with Game by Janet Shaw, illus. by Bill Farnsworth; Kirsten Boxed Set with Game by Shaw, illus. by Graef; Samantha Boxed Set with Game by Valerie Tripp and Maxine Rose Shur, illus. by Dan Andreasen; Rebecca Boxed Set with Game by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, illus. by Robert Hunt; Kit Boxed Set with Game by Tripp, illus. by Walter Rane; Tripp's Molly Boxed Set with Game, illus. by Nick Backes; and Julie Boxed Set with Game by Megan McDonald, illus. by Robert Hunt ($39.95 each, 8-up).
American Girl Advice & Activity Books welcomes Oodles of Baby Animals by Carrie Anton, illus. by Stacy Peterson ($12.95, 8-up); Doll Play: Crafts, Games, and Fun for You and Your Doll by Trula Magruder; Scrapbook Jewelry: Cute and Clever Jewelry Made from Scrapbook Supplies! by Anton, illus. by Casey Lukatz; Anton's Poster Pack: Cute, Fun and Inspiring Posters from American Girl! illus. by Chris David ($9.95 each, 8-up); and The Care & Keeping Collection by Valorie Schaefer and Lynda Madison, illus. by Norm Bendell ($34.95, 8-up).

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Jane Airhead ($8.99) by Kay Woodward. Obsessed with Jane Eyre, Charlotte is on a mission to set her mother up with a real-life Mr. Rochester. (12-14)
Saving Rafael ($11.99) by Leslie Wilson. This novel of forbidden teenage love is set in Nazi-occupied Berlin. (12-up)

(Lerner, dist.)
Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza ($16.95) by Holly Clifton-Brown. An owl sets out to find animal friends who will appreciate her knitting skills. (4-9)
Elmer and the Hippos ($16.95) by David McKee. When hippos move in on the elephants' river, Elmer tries to help everyone get along. (4-9)
I Want My Light On! ($16.95) by Tony Ross. If ghosts don't really exist, what is lurking under Little Princess's bed? (4-9)
That's Not Funny! ($16.95) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Adrian Reynolds. Hyena laughs at his friends' misfortunes, but who will get the last laugh? (4-9)

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The Robot Book ($16.99) by Heather Brown. Moving parts help explain how robots work. (3-up)
Stick to It: Pets: A Magnetic Puzzle Book ($16.99) by Milena Kirkova and Jeff Cole. This board book enables kids to manipulate shapes to create animals. (3-4)
When I'm Big: A Silly Slider Book ($14.99) by Paula Hannigan, illus. by Milena Kirkova. Sliders move to transform pictures illustrating various career paths. (4-6)
Circus Fantastico: A Magnifying Mystery ($16.99), concept by Lynn Gordon, illus. by Molly Idle. An attached magnifier helps readers find hidden pictures to solve a mystery. (5-8)
Accord AniMotion releases are Hanukkah, illus. by Kate Ohrt; On the Go by Leslie Jonath, illus. by Joshua Nash; and Puppy's First Christmas by Paula Hannigan, illus. by Kristi Valiant ($9.99 each, 2-4); and Dancing Dreams by Ohrt, illus. by Valiant ($14.99, 5-7).

(Firefly, dist.)
I Have to Go ($6.95) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko. The story of a boy in the throes of toilet training is adapted for preschoolers. (2-4)
The Hug ($6.95) by Lesley Simpson, illus. by Yayo. This board book edition of a tale about what a hug can do features new text and illustrations. (2-4)
A Flock of Shoes ($19.95, paper $8.95) by Sarah Tsiang, illus. by Qin Leng. Where do Abby's beloved sandals go in the winter? (2-5)
Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around ($19.95, paper $6.95) by Ruth Ohi is the latest picture book featuring these three animals. (2-5)
The Adventures of Medical Man ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Michael Evans and David Wichman, illus. by Gareth Williams, describes six illnesses and injuries in graphic novel format. (8-10)
Animals That Changed the World ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Keltie Thomas explains how animals have shaped today's world. (9-12)
Fatty Legs ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illus. by Liz Amini-Holmes. In this memoir, an Inuit girl is determined to survive the terrors of residential school. (9-12)
Game Day ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Kevin Sylvester spotlights real-life non-athletes who participate in world-class sporting events. (9-12)
Lizards in the Sky ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Claire Eamer discusses how 36 animals have evolved in order to survive. (10-12)
Thunder Over Kandahar ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Sharon McKay is a novel of friendship, set in turbulent, modern-day Afghanistan. (12-up)
What My Father Gave Me ($21.95, paper $12.95), edited by Melanie Little, compiles essays revealing the intricacies of father-teenage daughter relationships. (14-up)
Cry of the Giraffe ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Judie Oron chronicles a Jewish teen's harrowing journey from exile and slavery to hope. (14-up)
Single Voice, edited by Melanie Little, adds Train Wreck/Too Late and The Trouble with Marlene/Film Studies ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 15-up).

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Aesop's Fables ($19.99) by Alice Shirley is an illustrated retelling of classic stories. (7-12)

Grandma's Chocolate/El chocolate de Abuelita ($16.95) by Mara Price, illus. by Lisa Fields. In this bilingual tale, Sabrina's Mexican grandmother brings her meaningful gifts. (4-8)
The Battle of the Snow Cones/La guerra de las raspas ($16.95) by Lupe Ruiz-Flores, illus. by Alisha Gambino, is a bilingual story about friends who set up rival snow cone stands. (4-8)
The Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitivo ($16.95) by James Luna, illus. by Laura Lacamara. A Mexican piggy cookie escapes from a bakery in this bilingual book. (4-8)
A Good Long Way ($10.95) by René Saldaña Jr. In a Texas border town, three troubled teens deal with problems at home and school. (11-up)

Perfectly Dateless ($9.99) by Kristen Billerbeck. Can Daisy talk her strict parents into letting her go to the prom? (12-up)
So Over It ($11.99) by Stephanie Morrill. After senior year ends, Skylar wants to make a fresh start and escape her partying past and family issues. (12-up)

Christmas Stories for Bedtime ($5.99) by Renae Brumbaugh, illus. by David Miles, compiles 30 Bible-based tales. (5-8)
Kids' Guide to Bible Animals ($9.99) by Jane Landreth spotlights biblical animals, birds, and insects. (8-12)

Clare Beaton's Nursery Rhymes and Clare Beaton's Action Rhymes ($6.99 each), illus. by Clare Beaton, are board-book rhyme collections. (up to 4)
Who's in the Forest? ($14.99) by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Jill McDonald, is a large-format board book introducing animals. (up to 4)
Bear at Home/Oso en casa and Bear at Home/L'Ours à la maison; and Bear About Town/Oso en la ciudad and Bear About Town/L'Ours dans la ville ($6.99 each) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter. In these bilingual tales, Bear offers a tour of his house; and his town. (2-6)
Ruby's School Walk ($16) by Kathryn White, illus. by Miriam Latimer. Ruby learns to keep her fears in check on her walk to school. (4-7)
The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories ($21.99) by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Helen Cann. This collection of stories featuring dances from eight cultures is packaged with two CDs, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. (8-up)
Tales of Mystery and Magic ($19.99) by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi, presents an international roundup of stories, plus a CD. (8-up)
The Arabian Nights ($24.99) by Wafa' Tarnowska, illus. by Carole Hénaff, compiles eight stories from A Thousand and One Nights. (8-up)
The Gift ($16.99) by Carol Ann Duffy, illus. by Rob Ryan, explores themes of birth, death, love, and the importance of family and friends. (8-up)

Baby's World of Colors ($12.99), illus. by Francesca Ferri. This concept book includes movable features, among them a rattle inside the cover. (up to 3)
Found You, Magic Fish! ($4.99) by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Jeremy Child. Creatures pictured in this bath book turn colors when submerged in water. (up to 3)
Sleepyhead Santa ($8.99) by Debbie Rivers Moore, illus. by John White. Mrs. Claus helps Santa prepare for his Christmas Eve journey in this board book with musical CD. (2-5)
Snow Shakers: Santa ($4.99) by Jeremy Child, illus. by Emma Leach, is a holiday tale featuring an acetate window and swirling snowflakes. (2-5)
My New Preschool ($9.99) by Moira Butterfield and Estelle Corke. This story about starting school includes flaps, picture wheels, and tabs. (3-5)
Emily's Ice Dancing Show ($14.99) by Rosalinda Kightley is an interactive book starring an aspiring young skater. (3-6)
A Little Fart by Maëlle and Pascal Lemaître and A Little Flush by Benoît Charlat ($11.99 each) are toilet-training tales with sound buttons. (3-6)
Little Elf ($7.99), illus. by Roberta Pagnoni, is a board book die-cut in the shape of its elfin hero. (3-7)
Pocket's Christmas Wish ($12.99) by Ann Bonwill and Russell Julian. A rabbit follows footprints to a cottage, where his wish comes true. (3-7)
Off to School ($7.99), illus. by L. Rigo. This story for soon-to-be students depicts a happy school day. (4-7)
If You Love a Magical Tale: The Wizard of Oz and Aladdin ($18.99), adapted by Savior Pirotta, illus. by Susanna Lockheart, features art that changes as pages are lifted and turned. (4-up)
Dinosaurs Life Size: Discover How Big They Really Were ($14.99) by Darren Naish spotlights various dinosaur species. (7-11)
Doodle Bug: Catch the Doodle Bug! ($9.99) by Robin Wright and Dee Costello, illus. by Estelle Corke. Half-finished illustrations encourage doodling. (7-up)
My Little Planetarium ($16.99) by Adele Stephens is a kit containing an activity book and plastic models of the sun and planets. (7-up)
Octavius Grimwood's Graveyard Guide: Vampires, Zombies, and Things You Don't Want to Meet in the Night ($9.99) by Rod Green profiles various creatures. (8-up)
Brain Wizardry ($16.99) by Ron van der Meer, illus. by Tim Dyer, presents optical puzzles, illusions, and tricks. (10-up)
Little Big Foot Books introduces Billy Bunny, Daisy Duck, Freddy Frog, and Polly Puppy by Amanda Gulliver ($4.99 each, 1-4). And Look at Me Books issues Little Dinosaur, Little Penguin, Little Pig, and Little Polar Bear by L. Rigo ($7.99 each, 1-4).
What Small Rabbit Heard ($7.99) by Sheryl Webster and Tim Warnes. On a walk, Big Rabbit's words to Small Rabbit are lost in the howling wind. (4-7)
Modeling Clay Animals: Easy-to-Follow Projects in Simple Steps ($9.99) by Bernadette Cuxart explains how to make clay animals. (4-up)
Horse and Pony: Fold Out Books ($5.99) by Paul Calver includes animal photos, posters, and stickers. (6-up)
Zoodles! Doodle Factory: Oodles of Animal Pictures to Finish ($8.99), illus. by Peter Coupe. Kids fill in details to complete illustrations. (7-up)
Cooking Wizardry for Kids, 2nd Edition ($14.99) by Margaret Kenda and Phyllis Williams, provides food facts and recipes. (8-12)
Me, Myself and I: All About Sex and Puberty ($9.99) by Louise Spilsbury, illus. by Mike Gordon, is a guide for adolescents. (11-up)
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Taking Care of Your Planet presents Blow! Air, Click! Energy, Splash! Water, and Yuck! Waste by Núria and Empar Jiménez, illus. by Rosa Curto ($6.99 each, 5-8).

Super Bowl Superstars welcomes Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints by Michael Sandler ($16.96, 5-10). Football-O-Rama kicks off with four titles, including Pro Football's Dream Teams and Pro Football's Most Spectacular Quarterbacks by Sandler ($16.96 each, 6-12). Code Red continues with Earthquake in Haiti by Miriam Aronin ($18.95, 7-12). And HorrorScapes debuts with six books, among them Ghostly Alcatraz Island by Stephen Person and Witchcraft in Salem by Steven Stern ($18.95 each, 9-14).

(Perseus, dist.)
Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite ($9.95), edited by P.C. Cast. This anthology of vampire tales is a companion to Immortal: Love Stories with Bite. (14-up)

Too Pickley! ($11.99) by Jean Reidy, illus. by Geneviève Leloup. This follow-up to Too Purpley! features a fussy eater. (3-5)
Chick 'n' Pug ($14.99) by Jennifer Sattler launches a series about two unlikely friends. (3-6)
Who Stole Mona Lisa? ($17.99) by Ruthie Knapp, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Narrated by the Mona Lisa, this reveals the secrets behind her smile and her kidnapping. (4-8)
Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys ($16.99) by Vincent X. Kirsch is the story of two brothers whose job is to play with every item at their family's toy company. (5-8)
Finding Family ($15.99) by Tonya Bolden. Told in words and antique photos, this is a novel about a girl's search for her true history. (8-12)
Girl's Best Friend: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery ($14.99) by Leslie Margolis launches a series about a young sleuth with a dog-walking business. (8-12)
The Boy Who Howled ($16.99) by Timothy Power. A boy who has been living with a wolf pack tries to fit in when he is sent to live with humans. (8-12)
Another Whole Nother Story ($16.99) by Dr. Cuthbert Soup is a sequel to A Whole Nother Story. (8-12)
What Momma Left Me ($15.99) by Renée Watson. Living with their grandparents, two siblings put their lives back together after witnessing their mother's death. (10-14)
Secondhand Charm ($16.99) by Julie Berry. A girl with strong powers as a healer embarks on a journey and uncovers an unexpected legacy. (10-14)
The Fool's Girl ($16.99) by Celia Rees. This novel of danger, political intrigue, and romance draws from Twelfth Night. (12-up)
No and Me ($16.99) by Delphine de Vigan. In Paris, a gifted teen changes her life when she meets a girl living on the streets. (12-up)
Low Red Moon ($16.99) by Ivy Devlin. Avery and her mysterious new friend, Ben, try to piece back together her life and her memories of the night her parents died. (12-up)
The Sweetness of Salt ($16.99) by Cecilia Galante is the story of two sisters and a secret that will forever change their relationship. (12-up)
Entice ($17.99) by Carrie Jones is a sequel to Need and Captivate. (12-up)
Good Behavior ($16.99) by Nathan L. Henry. In this tale of redemption, the author tells of his year in jail at the age of 16 and the life that led him there. (14-up)
The Kid Table ($16.99) by Andrea Seigel chronicles the coming-of-age of teenage cousins. (14-up)
The Twin's Daughter ($16.99) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. Will Lucy be able to tell if it is her mother—or her mother's twin—who has been murdered? (14-up)
Cate of the Lost Colony ($16.99) by Lisa Klein. This novel of a love triangle was inspired by the mysterious disappearance of the settlers at Roanoke. (14-up)
Animal Tales continues with Monkey See, Monkey Zoo by Erin Soderberg ($15.99, paper $5.99, 7-10). Ellie McDoodle is back in Best Friends Fur-Ever by Ruth McNally Barshaw ($12.99, 8-12). Nanny McPhee returns in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang by Emma Thompson ($16.99, paper $7.99, 8-12). A Prince Among Frogs joins Tales of the Frog Princess by E.D. Baker ($16.99, 10-14). And Stravaganza adds City of Ships by Mary Hoffman ($17.99, 12-up).

(Chronicle, dist.)
Christmas Delicious ($16.99) by Lyn Loates, illus. by Mark Jones. Two Manhattan mice enjoy a holiday feast. (3-7)
Counting Chickens ($16.99) by Christian and Grethe Flensted is a counting book illustrated with pictures of mobiles. (4-8)
Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table ($16.99) by Vanessa Brantley Newton celebrates food, family, and traditions. (4-8)
Smudge & Friends: Stop Bugging Me (But That's What Friends Are For) ($10.99) by Daniel Cleary centers on a curmudgeon who is loved by his friends. (4-up)
How the Sphinx Got to the Museum ($17.99) by Jessie Hartland follows a sphinx's journey from ancient Egypt to Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art. (6-up)
Dwell Studios offers Kitty in Squares, Puppy in Circles, and Touch & Feel Zoo ($8.99 each, 2-5). Balloon Toons debuts with Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors by Ethan Long, Super Crazy Cat Dance by Aron Nels Steinke, and Adopt a Glurb! by Elise Gravel ($10.99 each, 6-9). And Comics to Go presents Monster Comics by Mike Herrod ($14.99, 7-up).
Alphabeasties Amazing Activities ($15.99) by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss compiles activities based on Alphabeasties. (6-up)

(Sterling, dist.)
Meeow and the Blue Table ($12.95) by Sebastian Braun. A blue table is the starting point for Meeow's fourth adventure. (2-4)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($16.95) by Sebastian Braun offers a retelling with new art. (2-5)
Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake ($16.95) by Thomas Taylor, illus. by Jill Barton. A story of friendship and sharing. (3-5)
Little Wolf's Song ($16.99) by Britta Teckentrup. A wolf with no howl discovers his voice when he needs it most. (3-6)
When the Snow Comes ($16.95) by Jonathan Allen. This tale of a yak family introduces the concepts of migration and hibernation. (3-6)
Far Away Across the Sea ($12.95) by Toon Tellegen, illus. by Jessica Ahlberg, collects stories of friendship, memories, and dancing. (5-up)
Magical Mail ($12.95) by Claire Barker. A girl embarks on a mission to rescue a mythical world. (8-12)

Pet Shop Follies ($16.95) by Mary Ann Fraser. To attract customers to the pet shop, a hamster suggests that the animals put on a show. (2-6)
Will It Be a Baby Brother? ($16.95) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Beth Spiegel. Edward is excited about the new baby—but will his mom bring home a brother? (2-6)
Trick or Treat, Old Armadillo ($16.95) by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Dominic Catalano, is a companion to Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo. (5-7)
Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food ($17.95) by Cris Peterson, photos by David Lundquist, chronicles a corn seed's germination and growth into a plant. (5-8)
Slowpoke ($16.95) by Emily Smith Pearce, illus. by Scot Ritchie. What happens when slow-moving Fiona's mother sends her to speed school? (7-9)
Time to Pray ($17.95) by Maha Addasi, illus. by Ned Gannon. In this book featuring text in English and Arabic, a grandmother teaches a Muslim child how to pray. (7-9)
Cicadas! Strange and Wonderful ($16.95) by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson, takes a look at these insects. (7-9)
Path of the Pronghorn ($17.95) by Cat Urbigkit, photos by Mark Gocke, spotlights this fast-moving North American mammal. (7-9)
Lily and the Pirates ($16.95) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Rob Shepperson. After her parents' ship is wrecked, Lily must find a hidden island and outsmart pirates. (8-12)
Adventure Beneath the Sea: Living in an Underwater Science Station ($18.95) by Ken Mallory, photos by Brian Skerry, examines fish on a coral reef in Florida. (9-11)
Mysteries of the Komodo Dragon: The Biggest, Deadliest Lizard Gives Up Its Secrets ($18.95) by Marty Crump. Text and photos focus on this species. (9-11)
Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America's First People ($18.95) by David L. Harrison, illus. by Richard Hilliard, explores theories about the origins of the first North Americans. (9-11)
Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen ($17.95) by Vicky Alvear Shecter chronicles the life of this Egyptian queen. (11-14)

Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights ($17.95) by Jo Kittinger, illus. by Steven Walker, centers on the bus that Parks rode and the passengers who changed history. (7-9)
Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps ($18.95) by Gail Jarrow tells of a corps of balloonists who spied on the Confederates. (8-up)
Crosswire ($17.95) by Dotti Enderle. In 1883 Texas, desperate cattlemen snip fences in order to water their herds during a drought. (10-up)

Zombies! Evacuate the School! ($16.95) by Sara Holbrook, illus. by Karen Sandstrom. This school-themed poetry collection encourages kids to write their own poems. (9-11)
Scarum Fair ($17.95) by Jessica Swaim, illus. by Carol Ashley, compiles poems about a scary fair. (9-11)

(IPG, dist.)
Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue ($16.95) by Molly Coxe, photos by Olivier Toppin, follows the clue-filled adventure of a stuffed mouse and elephant. (3-5)

(BookMasters, dist.)
The Spindletop Gusher: The Story of the Texas Oil Boom ($16.95) by Carmen Bredeson discusses the discovery and significance of the Spindletop oil field. (9-12)
Words by the Handful by Mimi Vance, illus. by Rosemarie Gillen, issues Milk and More, Boat and Bath, Book and Bed, and Baby and Bunny ($9.95 each, 6 mos.-4 yrs.); and Words by the Handful Boxed Set ($29.95, 6 mos.-4 yrs.).

Almost Lost, Nearly Found: A Novel About Sisters ($8.95) by Nancy Hammerslough. At the end of WWII, a disastrous event threatens two sisters' world. (14-up)

A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature ($22) by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, is a guide to books for young readers, selected by editors of the Horn Book. (All ages)
Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems ($21.99), collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illus. by G. Brian Karas, compiles poems for bedtime reading. (up to 5)
Potty and Tubby ($6.99 each) by Leslie Patricelli are board books focusing on familiar childhood experiences. (1-3)
Tuck Me In! ($9.99) by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt. Baby animals get tucked in at bedtime. (1-4)
Tucker's Valentine ($6.99) by Leslie McGuirk. In this board-book tale, a terrier searches for his perfect Valentine. (2-5)
Little Owl Lost ($14.99) by Chris Haughton. What happens when a young owl falls from his nest? (2-up)
There's Going to Be a Baby ($16.99) by John Burningham, illus. by Helen Oxenbury, relays a story for siblings-to-be. (2-up)
Tiny Little Fly ($15.99) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Kevin Waldron. An elusive fly stirs up some mighty beasts. (2-up)
Orlando on a Thursday ($15.99) by Emma Magenta. Playful rituals make changes and separations in a child's life less worrisome. (3-5)
The Christmas Giant ($15.99) by Steve Light is a holiday story celebrating friendship. (3-6)
Don't Slam the Door! ($15.99) by Dori Chacanos, illus. by Will Hillenbrand. A slam of the screen door sets of a chain of events. (3-6)
There Are No Cats in This Book ($16.99) by Viviane Schwarz is a follow-up to There Are Cats in This Book. (3-up)
In the Wild ($16.99) by David Elliott, illus. by Holly Meade. This companion to On the Farm presents poems about creatures of the wild. (4-7)
Snook Alone ($16.99) by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering. A dog must survive on his own in this tale of loss and reunion. (4-7)
AlphaOops: H Is for Halloween ($15.99) by Alethea Kontis, illus. by Bob Kolar, is an alphabet book celebrating this holiday. (4-8)
Brontorina ($15.99) by James Howe, illus. by Randy Cecil, offers a story about a brontosaurus with dreams of becoming a dancer. (4-8)
The Christmas Eve Ghost ($15.99) by Shirley Hughes. In hard times, two children find goodwill and acceptance in unexpected places. (4-8)
Interrupting Chicken ($16.99) by David Ezra Stein introduces a chicken with a habit of interrupting bedtime stories. (4-8)
Robert Crowther's Amazing Pop-up Big Machines ($17.99) by Robert Crowther. Set on a construction site, this book includes pop-ups and pull-out play pieces. (4-up)
A Bedtime for Bear ($16.99) by Bonny Becker, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton. Bear is in for a rude awakening when impish Mouse spends the night. (5-7)
April and Esme: Tooth Fairies ($16.99) by Bob Graham. A pair of tooth fairies assemble their first lost-tooth collection. (5-7)
Mirror ($18.99) by Jeannie Baker follows a parallel day in the lives of two families, one in a Western city and the other in a North African village. (5-7)
Grandma's Gloves ($15.99) by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Julia Denos. A child who loses a beloved grandmother finds comfort in carrying on activities they shared. (5-8)
The Shadow ($15.99) by Donna Diamond. In this wordless tale, a girl confronts and subdues her fears. (5-8)
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald ($17.99) by Roxane Orgill, illus. by Sean Qualls, is a biography of this jazz singer. (5-up)
Bink and Gollie ($15.99) by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illus. by Tony Fucile. Two precocious friends share a trio of adventures. (6-8)
My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood ($17.99) by Rosemary Wells with Secundino Fernandez, illus. by Peter Ferguson. A Cuban immigrant eases his homesickness by re-creating the city of Havana. (7-10)
Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Know to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book ($19.99) by Ruth Wickings, illus. by Frances Castle, tells how to assemble four 3-D creations. (7-up)
The Kate DiCamillo Collection ($22.99) by Kate DiCamillo is a boxed set containing Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tiger Rising, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. (8-up)
Movie Maker ($19.99) by Tim Grabham, Suridh Hassan, Dave Reeve, and Clare Richards, illus. by Garry Parsons, explains how to make a movie using a digital camera or cellphone. (8-up)
Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything ($15.99) by Rebecca Rupp. After her parents find clashing answers to life's big questions, Octavia must make some choices of her own. (9-12)
Samurai Kids: White Crane ($15.99) by Sandy Fussell, illus. by Rhian Nest James, launches a martial arts series. (9-14)
Daughter of Winter ($16.99) by Pat Lowery Collins is a historical novel about survival, sadness, and strength. (10-up)
Fantasy: An Artist's Realm ($19.99) by Ben Boos ushers readers into a land filled with creatures of fantasy and folklore. (10-up)
On the Blue Comet ($16.99) by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Trains and time travel play roles in this tale of a boy searching for his father. (10-up)
Zora and Me ($16.99) by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon. This novel inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's early life is set in a Southern African-American community. (10-up)
Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble ($16.99) by Sarah Webb. This novel about friends, family, and first romance stars a girl whose teenage aunt writes an advice column. (11-up)
The 10 P.M. Question ($15.99) by Kate De Goldi. Frankie keeps his family secret under wraps—until an inquisitive girl enters his life. (12-up)
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories ($16.99) by Paul B. Janeczko compiles American spy stories gleaned from two centuries. (12-up)
How to Be a Zombie: A Hands-On Guide for Anyone with Brains ($14.99) by Serena Valentino is a guide for the newly undead. (12-up)
My Worst Best Friend ($15.99) by Dyan Sheldon is a novel exploring friendship, staying true to one's identity, and moving on. (12-up)
The Odyssey ($24.99, paper $14.99) by Gareth Hinds offers a reinterpretation of this classic. (12-up)
Stork ($15.99) by Wendy Delsol. The heroine of this novel of romance and the supernatural has the ability to decide who gets pregnant. (12-up)
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences ($15.99) by Brian Yansky is a novel about polite telepathic killer aliens, a 10-second world conquest, and a teenage boy. (14-up)
Another Pan ($16.99) by Daniel and Dina Nayeri is the sequel to Another Faust. (14-up)
Beat the Band ($16.99) by Don Calame. The boys from Swim the Fly return for their sophomore year. (14-up)
Butterfly ($16.99) by Sonya Hartnett is a tale of the shifting bonds and psychological perils of adolescence. (14-up)
Girl Parts ($16.99) by John M. Cusick. A robot designed to be a boy's ideal companion develops a will of her own. (14-up)
Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers ($18.99) by John Harris Dunning, illus. by Nikhil Singh. A life takes a magical turn in this gothic graphic novel. (14-up)
Maisy reappears in Maisy's Show by Lucy Cousins ($15.99, 3-5). Joining Brand New Readers is Winter Fun! Box ($12.99, 4-7). Monty stars in Amazing Monty by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Anik McGrory ($15.99, 5-7). Zelda and Ivy return in The Big Picture by Laura McGee Kvasnosky ($14.99, 5-7). Daisy Dawson and the Big Freeze is a new Daisy Dawson title by Steve Voake, illus. by Jessica Meserve ($14.99, 6-9). Joining Judy Moody is Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($15.99, 6-9). And Philippa Fisher adds Philippa Fisher and the Fairy's Promise by Liz Kessler ($15.99, 8-12).
'Ologies continues with Alienology by Professor Alan Grey, illus. by Helen Ward, Gary Blythe, et al. ($19.99, 8-up) and The Oceanology Handbook by Professor Arronax ($12.99, 9-up). Tales from the Five Kingdoms presents The Heart of Glass by Vivian French, illus. by Ross Collins ($14.99, 8-up). Toby returns in Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timothée de Fombelle, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone, illus. by Francois Place ($16.99, 9-up). The Body at the Tower joins The Agency by Y.S. Lee ($16.99, 12-up). Triskellion introduces The Gathering by Will Peterson ($16.99, 13-up). And the Chaos Walking trilogy ends with Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness ($18.99, 14-up).
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Stink is back in Stink-O-Pedia, Vol. Two: More Stink-y Stuff from A to Z by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($5.99, 5-9). Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Poster Book is a new Where's Waldo? title by Martin Handford ($20, 5-9). Tommy Donbavand's Scream Street welcomes Claw of the Werewolf and Skull of the Skeleton ($5.99 each, 8-up). And Vermonia offers Release of the Red Phoenix and The Rukan Prophecy by YOYO ($9.99 each, 8-up).

Big Scary Monster ($15.99) by Thomas Docherty. A monster must change his ways if he wants to keep his friends. (3-5)
The First Christmas: A Changing-Picture Book ($12.99) by Sophy Williams is a Nativity tale with gatefold flaps. (3-6)
Moon Dreams ($15.99) by Ruth Martin, illus. by Olivier Latyk, presents a bedtime adventure. (4-7)
Firebird ($18.99) by Saviour Pirotta, illus. by Catherine Hyde, retells this folktale about a quest to find the firebird that steals the king's golden apples. (5-8)
William Shakespeare: His Life and Times ($19.99) by Ari Berk and Kristen McDermott, illus. by Ian Andrew, Jonathan Lambert, and Eloise Lambert is an interactive introduction to the Bard. (8-12)
StoryWorld: Create-A-Story Kit ($12.99) by John and Caitlin Matthews is a kit for aspiring storytellers. (9-12)
Dracula ($19.99), adapted by Nicky Raven, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, adapts Bram Stoker's classic. (12-up)
Petit Collage issues I Like Fruit by Lorena Siminovich ($6.99, 1-3). And Jack Christie Adventures greets Day of Deliverance by Johnny O'Brien ($15.99, 9-14).
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Robot City Adventures adds The Indestructible Metal Man and Murder on the Robot City Express by Paul Collicutt ($8.99 each, 8-up).

A-Maze-ing Adventures: Fun Finger Mazes ($12.95) by Jill Kalz, illus. by Mattia Cerato, compiles 44 mazes. (4-8)
The Ultimate Guide to Paper Airplanes ($9.95) by Christopher Harbo introduces 40 airplane designs. (8-14)
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First Graphics: My Community issues A Day at the Fire Station, A Visit to the Vet, Going to the Dentist, and Working on the Farm by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeffrey Thompson ($5.95 each, 5-9). And Sports Illustrated Kids Play Like the Pros introduces Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips by Hans Hetrick, Play Basketball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips by Nate LeBoutillier, Play Football Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips by Paul Deegan, and Play Soccer Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips by Christopher Forest ($6.95 each, 8-9).
Sports Illustrated Kids Ultimate Pro Team Guides offers The Ultimate Guide to Pro Baseball Teams and The Ultimate Guide to Pro Basketball Teams by Nate LeBoutillier, and The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams and The Ultimate Guide to Pro Hockey Teams by Shane Frederick ($8.95 each, 8-9). And You Choose: Warriors continues with Life as a Gladiator: An Interactive History Adventure by Michael Burgan, Life as a Samurai: An Interactive History Adventure by Matt Doeden, and Life as a Viking: An Interactive History Adventure by Allison Lassieur ($6.95 each, 8-12).

Way to Be! How to Be Brave, Responsible, Honest and an All-Around Great Kid ($12.95) by Jill Lynn Donahue, illus. by Stacey Previn, reveals what it means to do the right thing. (4-7)
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Animals All Around launches with Do Bears Buzz?: A Book About Animal Sounds; Do Cows Eat Cake?: A Book About What Animals Eat; Do Penguins Have Puppies?: A Book About Animal Babies; and Do Whales Have Wings?: A Book About Animal Bodies by Michael Dahl, illus. by Sandra D'Antonio ($9.99 each, up to 5). Katie Woo returns in Boo, Katie Woo!; Katie Saves Thanksgiving; No Valentines for Katie; and Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tamme Lyon ($3.95 each, 5-7). And Michael Dahl Presents Supper Funny Joke Books issues six titles, including Chuckle Squad: Jokes About Teachers, Classrooms, Sports, Food, and Other School Subjects and Wisecrackers: Riddles and Jokes About Numbers, Names, Letters, and Silly Words by Michael Dahl ($6.95 each, 6-8).

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Stone Arch Readers adds Little Lizards: Little Lizard's Big Party, Little Lizard's Family Fun, Little Lizard's First Day, and Little Lizard's New Bike by Melinda Crow, illus. by Andy Rowland ($3.95 each, 4-6); Pet Club: Find the Cat!, Pets at the Party, The Best Trick, and The Noisy Night by Gwendolyn Hooks, illus. by Mike Byrne ($3.95 each, 6-8); and Buzz Beaker Books: Buzz Beaker and the Cave Creatures, Buzz Beaker and the Outer Space Trip, Buzz Beaker and the Putt-Putt Contest, and Buzz Beaker and the Speed Secret by Cari Meister, illus. by Bill McGuire ($3.95 each, 7-9).
Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars introduces Cheerleading Really Is a Sport and Nobody Wants to Play with a Ball Hog by Julie Gassman, Don't Break the Balance Beam! by Jessica Gunderson, It's Hard to Dribble with Your Feet by Val Priebe, A Running Back Can't Always Rush by Nate LeBoutillier, and There Are No Figure Eights in Hockey by Chris Kreie, illus. by Jorge H. Santillan ($5.95 each, 6-8). Field Trip Mysteries greets The Burglar Who Bit the Big Apple, The Crook Who Crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, The Ghost Who Haunted the Capitol, and The Zombie Who Visited New Orleans by Steve Brezenoff, illus. by C.B. Canga ($5.95 each, 8-11). Jake Maddox Sports Stories debuts with Wildcats Blitz and Wildcats Slam Dunk by Jake Maddox, illus. by Sean Tiffany ($7.95 each, 8-11). And Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels issues Avalanche Freestyle and End Zone Thunder by Scott Ciencin, Paintball Punk by Sean Hamann Tulien, Shot Clock Slam by Chris Kreie, Skateboard Breakdown by Eric Fein, and Spotlight Striker by Blake Hoena ($6.95 each, 8-14).

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
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Strikers issues Bad Boys by David Ross and Bob Cattell ($7.99, 9-12).

(Sterling, dist.)
Mermaids: A Magical Guide to the Underwater Realm ($19.95) by Claire Hawcock, illus. by Patricia Moffett, spotlights the world of mermaids. (7-up)
Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels ($19.95), retold by Harriet Castor, illus. by Fernando Juarez, features flaps, tabs, pop-ups, and booklets. (8-up)
Romans by Simon Adams and Vikings by Phil Wilkinson ($19.95 each) are interactive volumes about these early peoples. (8-up)
Weapons of War: From Axes to War Hammers, Weapons from the Ages of Hand-to-Hand Fighting ($19.95) by Rupert Matthews explores the history of warfare and weapons. (8-up)

Walden Then & Now ($16.95) by Michael McCurdy describes what has changed at Walden Pond and what has stayed the same from Thoreau's time to the present. (All ages)
American Babies ($6.95) by the Global Fund for Children. This board book presents photos of a diverse group of babies. (up to 2)
Lola Loves Stories ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw. The books Lola and her father check out of the library fuel her imagination. (2-5)
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofé. Two piglets explore the farm while their mother sleeps. (3-6)
Kindergarten Day USA and China: A Flip-Me-Over Book ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Trish Marx and Ellen B. Senisi introduces kindergarteners on opposite sides of the world. (4-6)
Aggie the Brave ($12.95) by Lori Ries, illus. by Frank Dormer, is a follow-up to Aggie and Ben and Good Dog, Aggie. (4-7)
Boo Cow ($14.95) by Patricia Baehr, illus. by Margot Apple. Can the Noodlemans rid their farm of the ghostly bovine that is keeping the chickens from laying eggs? (4-7)
Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: The Big Swat ($16.95) by David Biedrzycki. A bug sleuth tracks down a stolen baseball bat. (5-8)
Brave Donatella and the Jasmine Thief ($16.95) by Caroline McAlister, illus. by Donald Hendricks. When Antonio defies the duke's order, Donatella must save her beloved. (5-8)
O Christmas Tree: Its History and Holiday Traditions ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Jacqueline Farmer, illus. by Joanne Friar, discusses the role of Christmas trees in various cultures. (5-8)
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane ($17.95) by C.M. Millen, illus. by Andrea Wisnewski. A monk in the Middle Ages learns how to make colorful inks that illuminate his manuscripts. (6-9)
One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days ($9.95), compiled by Rita Gray, illus. by Ryan O'Rourke, collects 20 poems by Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Kyoshi, and others. (6-9)
Me and Rolly Maloo ($15.95) by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Elizabeth Buttler. What will Jenna do when popular Rolly asks for her help cheating on a big test? (7-10)
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" ($18.95, paper $9.95) by Michael O. Tunnell tells of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped candy by parachute to children in Russian-blockaded West Berlin after WWII. (9-12)
Bamboo People ($16.95) by Mitali Perkins is a novel narrated by two boys on opposite sides of the conflict between the Burmese government and the Karenni people. (11-14)
Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn debuts with Emma's Friendwich; Freda Plans a Picnic; Good Job, Ajay!; and Percy Plays It Safe by Stuart J. Murphy, illus. by Tim Jones ($14.95 each, paper $6.95, 2-5).

(BCH, dist.)
The Tenant ($15.95) by Linda Cargill. Beach house tenants cause chills for a young heroine and her cat. (10-up)

(IPG, dist.)
Doable Renewables: 16 Alternative Energy Projects for Young Scientists ($16.95) by Mike Rigsby explains how to construct devices that generate alternative energy. (9-up)
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For Kids adds Native American History for Kids, with 21 Activities by Karen Bush Gibson ($16.95, 9-up).

From North to South/Del Norte Al Sur ($17.95) by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Joe Cepeda. A boy visits his mother after she is sent back to Mexico for not having the proper papers. (6-up)

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Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists welcomes Daniel Hale Williams, Jane Goodall, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and The Wright Brothers by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). A True Book—Spanish Missions adds six titles, including The Spanish Missions of California by Megan Gendell and The Spanish Missions of Florida by Eric Suben ($6.95 each, 8-10). And A True Book—Westward Expansion has six additions, among them The Lewis and Clark Expedition by John Perritano and The Oregon Trail by Mel Friedman ($6.95 each, 8-10).

Come to Me, My Chickadee! ($8.99) by Carol Thompson spotlights parents' pet names for their children. (up to 2)
Chatterboox presents Bib on, Bunny!; Play Time, Puppy!; Dive in, Ducky!; and Sleep Tight, Teddy! by Annie Kubler ($7.99 each, up to 3). And Baby Board Books presents Pat-a-Cake; Humpty Dumpty; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; and Hop a Little by Annie Kubler ($4.99 each, 3 mos.-2 yrs.).
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Classic Big Books with Holes greets There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea by Pam Adams ($5.99, up to 6). And new Flip-Up Fairy Tales are The Golden Goose, illus. by Roberta Angeletti; The Little Mermaid, illus. by Laura Barella; The Princess and the Pea, illus. by Jess Stockham; and Chicken Licken, illus. by Francesca Assirelli ($6.99 each, book and CD $7.99, 3-7).
(IPG, dist.)
Caillou: What Should I Wear? ($12.95), illus. by Pierre Brignaud. In this book with magnets, readers dress Caillou and Rosie appropriately for different seasons. (3-up)
Hand in Hand offers Caillou: Rosie's Pacifier by Christine L'Heureux, illus. by Pierre Brignaud ($5.95, 2-up). New Pop-Up titles are When I Grow Up and My Family and Me by Pascale Morin, illus. by Eric Sevigny ($6.95 each, 3-up). And Confetti presents Caillou: Merry Christmas by Johanne Mercier, illus. by Pierre Brignaud ($6.95, 3-up).


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Dragonlark adds Monsters of the Deep by R. A. Montgomery, illus. by Keith Newton, and Your Grandparents Are Zombies by Anson Montgomery, illus. by Newton ($7.99, 5-8). And Choose Your Own Adventure Classic adds reprints of Behind the Wheel by R. A. Montgomery, illus. by Sittisan Sundaravej, and Punishment: Earth by R. A. Montgomery, illus. by Jason Millet ($6.99, 7-12).

Day & Night ($14.99) by Teddy Newton. Two characters explore their differences in this tie-in to a Pixar short. (All ages)
Shadow ($15.99) by Suzy Lee is a near-wordless story about a girl playing with shadows in the attic. (All ages)
Other Goose: Re-Nursuried and Re-Rhymed Children's Classics ($19.99) by J.otto Seibold reshapes Mother Goose tales. (All ages)
Party in a Cup! Easy Party Treats Kids Can Cook in Silicone Cups ($16.99) by Julia Myall, photos by Greg Lowe, includes recipes, party ideas, and six cups. (All ages)
Stories for Bedtime ($14.99) by Kata Golda collects seven rhymes packaged in a felt pocket. (3-6)
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee ($15.99) by Chris Van Dusen is a sequel to Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee. (4-8)
Chicken Big ($16.99) by Keith Graves offers a twist on the Chicken Little tale. (4-8)
Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book ($16.99) by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Elisabeth Schlossberg, is a holiday anthology of rhymes and poems. (4-8)
Just One Bite ($17.99) by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Geoff Waring, reveals what and how animals eat. (4-8)
A Long Piece of String ($15.99) by William Wondriska brings back this alphabetic tale, first published in 1963. (4-8)
Lots of Dots ($15.99) by Craig Frazier showcases a variety of dots. (4-8)
Out of Sight ($19.99) by Pittau & Gervais. This large-format, lift-the-flap book presents guessing games about animals. (4-8)
The Present ($15.99) by Bob Gill is a story about spontaneous generosity. (5-up)
Artful Accessories ($19.99) by Sarah Parvis and Janet Southwick provides instructions and materials for crafts inspired by famous works of art. (8-up)
The Sounds of Star Wars ($60) by J.W. Rinzler offers Star Wars photos, 250 audio files, and a built-in headphone jack. (8-up)
Wideness and Wonder: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe ($16.99) by Susan Goldman Rubin focuses on the work of this artist. (9-up)
Blinkybugs! Make Your Own Electric Insects ($19.99) by Ken Murphy, illus. by Alexander Tarrant, is a kit for creating three bright bugs. (9-up)
Prisoners in the Palace: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance About How Princess Victoria Became Queen with the Help of a Maid, a Newspaperman, and a Scoundrel ($16.99) by Michaela MacColl is a historical novel introducing Victoria's teenage maid. (12-up)
Classic Illustrated Editions continues with Classic Horse Stories, compiled by Christina Darling ($19.99, all ages). New In My Home Felt Finger Puppet Books are In My Patch and In My Forest by Sara Gillingham, illus. by Lorena Siminovich ($8.99, up to 3). Finger Puppet Books offers Little Bat and Little Turkey ($6.99 each, up to 3). Giant Pop-Outs presents Giant Pop-Out Farm and Giant Pop-Out Safari ($10.99 each, 2-4). And Ivy & Bean return in What's the Big Idea? ($14.99, 6-10); and Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 ($19.99 paper, 6-10) by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall.
Taro Gomi's Play All Day ($19.99) by Taro Gomi rounds up more than 60 perforated items, including finger puppets and picture frames. (All ages)
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition ($10.99) by David Borgenicht, Nathaniel Marunas, and Robin Epstein is a guide to slimy, stinky things. (10-up)

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood ($18.99) by Christopher Bing offers this classic with new art. (5-up)

Colores de la Vida: Mexican Folk Art Colors in English and Spanish ($14.95) by Cynthia Weill. Oaxacan folk art introduces colors. (3-6)
The Love-Sick Skunk ($16.95) by Joe Hayes, illus. by Antonio Castro L., is a tale about a skunk in love. (5-10)

(Lerner, dist.)
Beco's Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One ($18.95, paper $8.95) by Linda Stanek follows baby Asian elephant Beco over his first 12 months of life; foreword by Jack Hanna. (8-12)
Frenemies for Life: Cheetahs and Anatolian Shepherd Dogs ($18.95, paper $8.95) by John E. Becker. From cubs and pups, four animals are raised together to teach others about the plight of cheetahs in the wild; foreword by Jack Hanna. (10-13)
When Someone Dies: Finding Comfort in Jesus ($13.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer suggests ways to understand and cope with grief. (4-up)
The Story of Christmas ($12.99, mini paperback $2.99) by Stephanie Jeffs. This version of the Nativity story is based on the gospel of Luke. (4-up)
Bible Birds and Beasties ($12.99) by Lena Lane offers biblical stories featuring animals. (4-7)
Little Things Make Big Differences ($6.99) by Rev. John Nunes and Monique Nunes is a story demonstrating what children can do to help fight malaria. (4-up)

Looking at Nature continues with What Are Opposites in Nature? and What Is Symmetry in Nature? by Bobbie Kalman ($21.27 each, paper $6.95, 4-7). It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals has four additions by Kalman, including Baby Chipmunks and Baby Wolves ($21.27 each, paper $6.95, 5-8). My Path to Math has eight additions, among them 3-D Shapes by Marina Cohen, Decimals by Claire Piddock, and Rounding by Marsha Arvoy and Dorianne Nardi ($21.27 each, paper $6.95, 5-8). My World adds 16 titles by Kalman, including At School, Can It Fly? and Body Talk ($18.60 each, paper $5.95, 5-8) and My Community Long Ago ($21.27, paper $6.95, 5-8). Celebrations in My World gains six books, among them Election Day by Lynn Peppas and Happy Birthday! by Robert Walker ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-8). And Vehicles on the Move welcomes six titles, including Fire Trucks: Racing to the Scene and Tractors at Work ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-8).
Big Science Ideas issues What Is Pollination? and What Is Super Nature? by Bobbie Kalman ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-8). Kalman's How Do Living Things Find Food? and What Kind of Living Is It? join Introducing Living Things ($21.27 each, paper $6.95, 6-9). Explore the Continents adds Explore Earth's Five Oceans and Explore Earth's Seven Continents by Kalman ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 6-10). A Visual Dictionary of Christmas Long Ago and A Visual History of Victorian Life by Kalman are new Crabtree Visual Dictionaries ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 6-12). Spotlight on My Country welcomes four titles, including Spotlight on Egypt and Spotlight on Japan by Kalman ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 7-10). And Crabtree Connections debuts with 18 titles, including What the Romans Did for the World by Alison Hawes, Backyard Cookbook by Rob Rees, Passport to Paris by Alison Gardner, Visit Egypt! By Jill Laidlaw, and Ask an Expert: Climate Change by Richard Spilsbury ($21.27 each, paper $6.95, 8-11).

Superstars! starts up with eight biographies, among them Kristen Stewart by Robin Johnson, Miley Cyrus by Lynn Peppas, and Vanessa Hudgens by Valerie Sherrard ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-11). Creepy Crawlies launches with six books, including Buzz Off, Flies! by Rachel Eagen and Termites and Other Home Wreckers by Marguerite Rodger ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-11). Let’s Rock! begins with four titles, among them What Are Metamorphic Rocks? by Molly Aloian and What Is the Rock Cycle? by Natalie Hyde ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-11). Hail! History issues six books, including Hail! Ancient Chinese by Paul Challen and Hail! Tudors by Philip Steele ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-11). And Slim Goodbody’s Life Skills 101 adds four titles by John Burstein, among them Dollars and Sense: Developing Good Money Habits and Speak Up! Communicating Confidently ($26.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-11).

Shaping Modern Science starts up with six books, including What Is Atomic Theory? and What Is the Theory of Evolution? ($30.60 each, paper $10.95, 10-13). Among the six new Straight Talk About… books are Child Abuse by Julie Gerrits and Racism and Prejudice by Maggie Rodger and Jessie Rodger ($29.27 each, paper $9.95, 10-14). Superstar Cars debuts with six titles, including Ferrari and Mustang ($30.60 each, paper $10.95, 10-14). Six titles launch Life in the Early Islamic World, among them Early Islamic Empires by Lizann Flatt and Government and Law in the Early Islamic World by Trudee Romanek ($29.27, paper $9.95, 11-14). And Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies starts up with eight titles, including Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar by Diane Dakers, Hank Aaron: Home Run Hero by Jessica Morrison, and Sonia Sotomayor: U.S. Supreme Court Justice by Alex Van Tol ($31.93 each, paper $12.95, 11-14).

Paperback Series in French

Sans Limites (Without Limits) welcomes Le patinage artistique (Figure Skating in Action) by Kate Calder and Le Judo (Judo in Action) by John Crossingham and Bobbie Kalman ($9.95 each, 6-12). And Petit monde vivant (Small Living World) offers eight titles, including Les léopards (Endangered Leopards) by Kalman and Hadley Dyer and Les chiots (Puppies) by Rebecca Sjonger and Kalman ($9.95 each, 7-12).

Spartacus the Spider ($17.95) by Etienne Delessert. In this fable, a spider spins the mightiest web ever—but are glory and fame worth potentially grim consequences? (5-up)
A Night on the Range ($17.95) by Aaron Frisch, illus. by Chris Sheban. An aspiring cowboy has his first campout. (5-up)
The Velveteen Rabbit ($17.95) by Margery Williams Bianco, illus. by Monique Felix, is a new edition of this classic. (7-up)
The Creative Collection of American Short Stories ($28.95), illus. by Yan Nascimbene, includes the work of Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Updike. (10-up)
Skywriting: Poems to Fly ($17.95) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Laszio Kubinyi, are poems celebrating flight. (10-up)

Age of Dinosaurs presents six volumes including Apatosaurus and Triceratops ($23.95 each, 10-up). The Monkey's Paw and The Most Dangerous Game are among eight titles joining Creative Short Stories ($19.95 each, 10-up). Earth Issues introduces eight books that include Environmental Law and The War on Waste ($23.95 each, 10-up). Living Wild continues with eight titles including Bats, Eagles, and Killer Whales ($23.95 each, 10-up). The NBA: A History of Hoops offers 30 volumes including Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers ($23.95 each, 10-up). Truthful Biographies and Effective Speeches are among four new Nonfiction: Writing for Fact and Argument titles ($23.95 each, 10-up). And Science of the Skies issues six books that include Clouds, Forecasting, and Tornadoes ($23.95 each, 10-up).