Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham? ($9.99) by Dr. Seuss is an interactive board book. (up to 3)
How Many Kisses Good Night? ($7.99) by Jean Monrad Thomas, illus. by Laura J. Bryant, is a bedtime book with flaps. (up to 4)
Elmo's Monster Mash ($4.99) by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Christopher Moroney. Elmo drops a pumpkin at a Halloween party in this touch-and-feel tale. (1-4)
The Animals' Advent ($5.99) by Lisa McCue is a lift-the-flap book that counts down to Christmas. (2-5)
Hush, Little Horsie ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Ruth Sanderson. In this bedtime tale, mother horses promise to look after their foals. (2-5)
Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex ($16.99) by Lisa McClatchy, illus. by John Manders. A girl persuades a dinosaur to attend her sixth birthday party. (3-6)
Perfect Soup ($16.99) by Lisa Moser, illus. by Ben Mantle. A mouse needs a carrot to make his soup perfect. (3-6)
Dirtball Pete ($15.99) by Eileen Brennan. On the day of the school play, can Pete manage to stay clean, remember his lines, and make his mother proud? (4-7)
Tina Cocolina ($16.99) by Pablo Cartaya and Martin Howard, illus. by Kirsten Richards, introduces a girl who loves adventure, fashion, and making cupcakes. (4-7)
The Coming of the Dragon ($16.99) by Rebecca Barnhouse retells Beowulf. (8-12)
Jake ($15.99) by Audrey Couloumbis. Jake gets to know his grandfather when he comes to help out at Christmas after the boy's mother breaks her leg. (8-12)
Penny Dreadful ($16.99) by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Abigail Halpin. Bored with her pampered city life, Penelope makes a wish and her life turns topsy-turvy. (8-12)
The Storm Before Atlanta ($16.99) by Karen Schwabach. In 1863, a boy makes new friends after running away from the farm where he is an indentured servant. (8-12)
Come Fall ($15.99) by A.C.E. Bauer. Things go awry for middle schoolers who become pawns in a jealous competition between the king and queen of Faery. (8-12)
The Nightmarys ($16.99) by Dan Poblocki. When a new girl comes to town, Timothy begins having terrible nightmares. (9-12)
The Smoky Corridor ($16.99) by Chris Grabenstein. At his haunted new school, Zack deals with two zombies and tries to protect a friend. (9-12)
Brain Jack ($17.99) by Brian Falkner. In a dystopic near-future in which the Internet can be accessed by thought, Sam hacks into the nation's cyber-defense network. (12-up)
Sphinx's Queen ($17.99) by Esther Friesner. Nefertiti begins to question sacred beliefs after she is accused of a crime she didn't commit. (12-up)
Sesame Street adds Abby Cadabby Makes a Wish by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($4.99, 1-4); Elmo and Dorothy: Friends Forever by Ruth Anne Tieman, illus. by Tom Brannon; and My Growing-Up Library by Kara McMahon and Apple Jordan ($10.99, 1-4). Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry continues with Christmas in Wellsworth, illus. by Richard Courtney ($5.99, 3-7); and Misty Island Rescue, illus. by Tommy Stubbs ($12.99, 3-7). New Beginner Books are The Big Red Book of Beginner Books by P.D. Eastman, Joan Heilbroner, et al. ($15.99, 5-8). And Cat in the Hat's Learning Library welcomes Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu ($8.99, 5-8).
Hamster Magic by Lynne Jonell, illus. by Brandon Dorman, joins Stepping Stone Books ($12.99, 6-9). Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House continues with A Ghost Tale for Christmas, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($12.99, 7-12). Looking Glass Library gains The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum, illus. by Willy Pogany, intro. by Rick Riordan, and The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit, illus. by H.R. Millar, intro. by Bruce Coville ($10.99 each, 8-12). The Fiend and the Forge by Henry H. Neff is new to The Tapestry ($16.99, 8-12). The Clockwork Dark by John Claude Bemis gains The Wolf Tree ($16.99, 9-12). And Century releases Star of Stone by Pierdomenico Baccalario, trans. by Leah D. Janeczko ($16.99, 10-13).
Horse Diaries introduces Golden Sun by Whitney Sanderson, illus. by Ruth Sanderson ($6.99, 8-12).
ABC, Baby Me! ($7.99) by Susan B. Katz, illus. by Alicia Padrón. This alphabet book follows babies through a busy day. (up to 3)
Bosco's Busy Morning ($12.99) by Chuck Murphy is a concept book featuring pop-ups, tabs, and flaps. (up to 3)
Gigi in the Big City ($12.99) by Charise Mericle Harper. In this interactive book, a girl learns about the history of shoes, art, natural history, and more. (4-8)
Thumb Love ($16.99) by Elise Primavera. When Lulu decides to stop sucking her thumb, she creates a 12-step program to help herself and other thumb suckers. (4-8)
Black Radishes ($16.99) by Susan Lynn Meyer is a novel centering on a Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied France during WWII. (8-12)
Because of Mr. Terupt ($16.99) by Rob Buyea. In this novel, seven fifth graders tell how a new teacher and a nearly fatal accident changed their lives. (9-12)
A Crack in the Sky ($16.99) by Mark Peter Hughes is an eco-thriller about a boy from a powerful corporate family who re-examines his supposedly ideal world. (9-12)
Moon over Manifest ($16.99) by Clare Vanderpool. While searching for clues about her father's boyhood, Abilene uncovers secrets about her town. (9-12)
Museum of Thieves ($16.99) by Lian Tanner launches the Keepers, a trilogy set in a repressive society. (9-12)
Truth with a Capital T ($16.99) by Bethany Hegedus. A boy from the North spends the summer with his female cousin in Georgia. (9-12)
The Ruby Notebook ($16.99) by Laura Resau is a follow-up to The Indigo Notebook. (10-up)
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me ($16.99) by Condoleezza Rice is an adaptation of the former secretary of state's adult memoir. (11-up)
Along the River ($17.99) by Adeline Yen Mah. Hospitalized after a fall, a girl dreams of a life lived 800 years earlier during the Song Dynasty in China. (12-up)
Banished ($16.99) by Sophie Littlefield. A teen drawn to those in pain realizes she has healing powers when her dog is hit by a car. (12-up)
I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend ($17.99) by Cora Harrison presents the fictionalized diary of Jane Austen's cousin. (12-up)
The Madman of Venice ($17.99) by Sophie Masson. In 17th-century Venice, English travelers investigate the disappearance of a Jewish girl. (12-up)
The Scorch Trials ($17.99) by James Dashner is a sequel to The Maze Runner. (12-up)
Sleepless ($16.99) by Cyn Balog. The Sandman, a supernatural being who seduces humans to sleep, falls in love with one of his charges. (12-up)
A Time of Miracles ($17.99) by Anne-Laure Bondoux, trans. by Y. Maudet, centers on a boy who flees civil unrest after the Soviet Union's collapse. (12-up)
Three Black Swans ($17.99) by Caroline B. Cooney reveals three teenage girls' families' secrets. (12-up)
Torment ($17.99) by Lauren Kate is a follow-up to Fallen. (12-up)
Vampire High: Sophomore Year ($16.99) by Douglas Rees is a companion to Vampire High. (12-up)
Vixen ($17.99) by Lila Fine launches the Flappers, a Jazz Age trilogy starring a teenage socialite. (12-up)
Wish ($17.99) by Joseph Monninger. Bee and her brother, who has cystic fibrosis, take a life-changing trip. (12-up)
7 Souls ($17.99) by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando. Mary relives the day of her death through the eyes of seven potential suspects. (14-up)
I Will Save You ($16.99) by Matt de la Peña. One summer, a girl comes between two boys who are best friends. (14-up)
Revolution ($18.99) by Jennifer Donnelly. A contemporary American teen visiting Paris finds another girl's journal, written during the French Revolution. (14-up)
Teenage Waistland ($17.99) by Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer. In this novel, teens losing weight through surgery come to terms with their eating problems. (14-up)
Tutored ($15.99) by Allison Whittenberg is the story of a star-crossed romance between African-American teens at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. (14-up)
Roland Wright returns in Roland Wright: Brand New Page by Tony Davis, illus. by Gregory Rogers ($12.99, 6-10). Oracles of Delphi Keep adds The Curse of Deadman's Forest by Victoria Laurie ($16.99, 10-up). Danger Zone continues with Ice Claw by David Gilman ($15.99, 11-up). And Ruby Oliver gains Real Life Boyfriends by E. Lockhart ($16.99, 12-up).
Your Life, but... offers Your Life, but Sweeter by Crystal Velasquez ($7.99, 8-12).
The Princess Word Book ($11.99), illus. by Francesco Legramandi and Gabriella Matta. This padded board book introducing words features pictures of Disney princesses. (1-3)
Cinderella's Carriage ($8.99) is a die-cut board book with wheels. (1-3)
Fast as Lightning! ($8.99) by Frank Berrios. This board book with wheels is based on the movie Cars. (1-3)
A Toy Story Treasury ($11.99) by Kristen Depken is a board-book collection of stories starring characters from this film. (3-7)
Woody's White Christmas ($6.99) by Kristen Depken. In this glittery board book, Toy Story characters celebrate the holidays. (3-7)
Heavy Metal Mater and Other Tall Tales ($7.99) by Frank Berrios. Mater tells Lightning McQueen a trio of tall tales. (3-7)
Tangled ($9.99) is based on this forthcoming swashbuckling film. (3-8)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue ($9.99). Other fairies come to Tink's aid in this tie-in to the DVD movie, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. (3-8)
Cinderella and the Lost Mice/Belle and the Castle Puppy ($4.99) by Barbara Bazaldua and E.C. Llopis are stories featuring these princesses. (3-7)
A Dazzling Day ($3.99) ties into the film Tangled. (3-7)
Fairy Rescue Team ($3.99) is based on Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. (3-7)
Rapunzel's Tale ($4.99) is a chapter book that ties into Tangled. (6-9)
Rani: Two Friendship Tales ($8.99) by Lisa Papademetriou and Kimberly Morris present stories starring Rani. (6-10)
Vidia Meets Her Match ($5.99) by Kiki Thorpe stars the Pixie Hollow faeries. (6-10)
Tangled: The Junior Novelization ($4.99) features stills from the film. (8-12)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue ($4.99) is a junior novelization of this movie. (8-12)
Step into Reading introduces A Fairy-Tale Fall by Apple Jordan, illus. by Francesco Legramandi; Kingdom of Color; Outside My Window; The Spooky Sound by Melissa Lagonegro, illus. by Ron Cohee; and Vidia Takes Charge ($3.99 each, 4-6).
Lucy and the Green Man ($16.99) by Linda Newbery tells of a mythical being who spreads good will and greenery wherever he goes, and the girl who can see him. (8-12)
The Toymaker ($16.99) by Jeremy de Quidt. A circus boy is unwittingly drawn into a nightmare in which he's pursed by villains at every turn. (10-up)
Trash ($16.99) by Andy Mulligan. A teen and his friends must escape corrupt pursuers after finding something mysterious in the trash. (12-up)
X-Isle ($17.99) by Steve Augarde is set on an island occupied solely by boys after a mammoth flood leaves humans struggling to survive. (12-up)
The Edge Chronicles continues with The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($19.99, 10-12).
RANDOM HOUSE/GOLDEN BOOKS
Baby Farm Animals by Garth Williams and The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren ($10.99 each) are oversized board-book editions of these classic tales. (up to 2)
Somewhere So Sleepy ($7.99) by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Jui Ishida, is a lift-the-flap bedtime book featuring baby animals and a boy. (2-5)
Doctor Squash and the Doll Doctor ($17.99) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by David Hitch. When a doll doctor falls ill, the dolls rush to his aid. (2-5)
The Golden Christmas Tree ($8.99) by Jan Wahl, illus. by Leonard Weisgard. Forest animals gather to decorate a tree. (2-6)
Everything for Your Halloween Party ($6.99) provides items for throwing a holiday fete. (3-7)
Pat the Bunny presents Bunny's Fuzzy Christmas ($6.99, up to 3). Barbie stars in Barbie Loves Her Friends: Three Friendship Stories by Mary Man-Kong ($11.99, 2-5); and My Travel Bag by Man-Kong ($4.99, 2-5). Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That offers The Thinga-ma-jigger Is Coming Today! by Tish Rabe, illus. by Christopher Moroney ($3.99, 2-5). And Thomas the Tank Engine is back in Heave-Ho, Thomas! illus. by Richard Courtney ($4.99, 3-7).
RANDOM HOUSE/GOLDEN BOOKS/DISNEY
Ariel's Dance Class ($4.99) is a board book with a die-cut handle. (1-3)
The Little Mermaid Big Golden Board Book ($10.99) by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Sue DiCicco, is an oversize board book based on this movie. (1-4)
Toy Story 3 Big Board Book ($10.99) by Annie Auerbach ties into this film. (1-4)
10 Trim-the-Tree'ers ($8.99) by Janet Schulman, illus. by Linda Davick, is a holiday counting tale. (3-8)
Dog Loves Books ($16.99) by Louise Yates. A dog opens his own bookstore. (4-8)
Nini Lost and Found ($17.99) by Anita Lobel. A scared, lost cat is rescued by her family. (4-8)
Six Crows ($16.99) by Leo Lionni. Originally published in 1988, this tale reveals that there are two sides to every story. (4-8)
Christmas with the Mousekins ($15.99) by Maggie Smith. This story of a mouse family preparing for Christmas includes craft projects and cookie recipes. (5-8)
Disappearing Desmond ($17.99) by Anna Alter. When a new student arrives at school, Desmond gets noticed for the first time. (5-8)
Hubknuckles ($14.99) by Emily Herman brings this 1985 Halloween story back into print. (5-8)
Snowbots ($16.99) by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by David Barneda. Robots celebrate a snowy day. (5-8)
Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale ($17.99) by Karen Henry Clark, illus. by Patricia Barton, follows a baby's journey from her birth parents to her adoptive parents. (5-8)
Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf ($16.99) by Judy Sierra, illus. by J.otto Seibold, is a sequel to Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf. (5-8)
Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival ($16.99) by Grace Lin. A Chinese-American family celebrates this holiday. (5-8)
Two Dumb Ducks ($12.99) by Maxwell Eaton. Two ducks take on bullying seagulls. (5-8)
The Carnival of the Animals ($19.99) by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Mary GrandPré, composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, presents poems to accompany this musical suite. (6-12)
Thomas and the Dragon Queen ($15.99) by Shutta Crum, illus. by Lee Wildish, follows an underdog knight's quest to rescue a princess. (7-10)
Little Joe ($15.99) by Sandra Neil Wallace, illus. by Mark Elliot. A boy faces life's realities as he raises his first bull calf for a county fair competition. (8-10)
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach ($15.99) by Julia Alvarez is a sequel to How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay. (8-12)
Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate ($16.99) by Lesley M.M. Blume, illus. by David Foote, introduces various creatures. (8-12)
Nancy and Plum ($15.99) by Betty MacDonald, illus. by Mary GrandPré. This new edition of this novel has an introduction by Jeanne Birdsall. (8-12)
Rascal: A Dog and His Boy ($16.99) by Ken Wells, illus. by Christian Slade. A boy and a beagle explore the Louisiana bayou. (8-12)
The Wonder of Charlie Anne ($16.99) by Kimberly Newton Fusco. During the Depression, a girl befriends her new African-American neighbor. (8-12)
Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion ($19.99) by Mini Grey and Hilaire Belloc, illus. by Grey, is a lift-the-flap cautionary tale. (8-up)
Mamba Point ($16.99) by Kurtis Scaletta. When a boy moves to Liberia, he discovers that he shares a special bond with the black mamba snake. (9-13)
The Battle of Nashville ($19.99) by Benson Bobrick chronicles this Civil War battle. (10-up)
The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game ($16.99) by John Feinstein is set at a football game between these rival teams. (10-up)
A Good Horse ($16.99) by Jane Smiley is a follow-up to The Georges and the Jewels. (11-up)
Dark Water ($16.99) by Laura McNeal. A California teen puts herself in danger to warn the migrant worker she's involved with of an approaching wildfire. (12-up)
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares ($16.99) by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Two teens try to find out if love is everything it's cracked up to be. (12-up)
The Fortune of Carmen Navarro ($16.99) by Jennifer Bryant. This romance between a military cadet and a gypsy girl is inspired by the opera Carmen. (12-up)
Will ($16.99) by Maria Boyd. A troublemaking guitar player is forced to play in the band for the school musical. (12-up)
Jumpstart the World ($16.99) by Catherine Ryan Hyde. A teen falls in love with a man without realizing he is transgender. (14-up)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz ($16.99) by A.S. King. Vera's best friend, with whom she is secretly in love, dies in dark circumstances. (14-up)
Kickers releases Fake Out and Benched by Rich Wallace, illus. by Jimmy Holder ($12.99 each, 7-10). Animal Rescue Team issues Special Delivery! and Hide and Seek by Sue Stauffacher, illus. by Priscilla Lamont ($12.99 each, 8-10). The Poisons of Caux continues with The Tasters Guild by Susannah Appelbaum, illus. by Jennifer Taylor ($16.99, 9-13). The Red Blazer Girls return in The Vanishing Violin by Michael D. Bell ($16.99, 10-up). And Sammy Keyes stars in Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher by Wendelin Van Draanen ($16.99, 10-up).
The Inheritance Almanac ($12.99) by Michael Macauley, edited by Mark Vaz, examines the world of Alagaësia, setting of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle. (12-up)
Lunch Lady offers Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit by Jarrett J. Krosoczka ($6.99, 7-10).
Zigzag Kids: Number One Kid and Big Whopper ($12.99 each) by Patricia Reilly Giff launch a chapter-book series set at an after-school center. (6-9)
Masters of Disaster ($12.99) by Gary Paulsen chronicles the adventures of three mischievous boys. (8-12)
Storyteller ($15.99) by Patricia Reilly Giff weaves together the stories of the American Revolution and of a contemporary girl inspired by her family's past. (8-14)
The Things a Brother Knows ($16.99) by Dana Reinhardt. Levi deals with the changes in his brother, who returns from fighting as a Marine in the Middle East. (12-16)
The Dark Deeps ($16.99) by Arthur Slade is a sequel to The Hunchback Assignments. (12-up)
Calvin Coconut adds Zoo Breath by Graham Salisbury ($12.99, 7-10).
RANDOM HOUSE/LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS
Tangled ($3.99) retells the story of this movie. (2-5)
Triceratops for Lunch, illus. by Caleb Meurer, is based on PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train. (2-5)
Dora's Birthday Surprise! ($3.99) by Molly Reisner, illus. by David Aikins, commemorates Dora the Explorer's 10th anniversary. (3-7)
Roller Rintoo! ($3.99), illus. by Jason Fruchter. Though he's a beginner, Rintoo aspires to be the best skater at the roller rink. (3-7)
Barbie returns in Barbie Fashion Fairytale by Meika Hashimoto ($3.99, 2-5) and Barbie Little Golden Books Favorites ($6.99, 2-7).
The Knights of Arrethtrae introduces Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor and Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest by Chuck Black ($9.99 each, 9-12).
RANDOM HOUSE/SCHWARTZ & WADE
Duck & Goose, It's Time for Christmas ($6.99) by Tad Hills. Two feathered friends prepare for this holiday. (2-5)
Princess Baby on the Go ($7.99) by Karen Katz. Princess Baby goes to her grandmother's house for a sleepover in this book with handles. (2-5)
How Rocket Learned to Read ($17.99) by Tad Hills. A patient bird teaches a dog to read. (3-7)
Kindergarten Cat ($16.99) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Ailie Busby. Kindergartners adopt a stray feline. (3-7)
Clever Jack Takes the Cake ($17.99) by Candace Fleming, illus. by G. Brian Karas. When Jack bit-by-bit loses the cake he baked for a princess, he gives her the story of his adventure instead. (4-8)
The Fantastic 5 & 10¢ Store ($17.99) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Valorie Fisher. Benny Penny shares his fantastic finds at the store. (4-9)
Dust Devil ($17.99) by Anne Isaacs, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky, is a sequel to Swamp Angel. (5-9)
The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School ($15.99) by Candace Fleming is a sequel to The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School. (7-11)
Alvin Ho returns in Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes by Lenore Look, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($15.99, 6-10).
RANDOM HOUSE/TRICYCLE PRESS
The ABCs of Rock ($16.99) by Melissa Duke Mooney, illus. by Print Mafia. This alphabetic roundup of 26 rock bands spans four decades. (All ages)
Moon Child ($15.99) by Nadia Krilanovich, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles. Animals interact with the moon on the horizon. (2-4)
Welcome Home, Mouse ($18.99) by Elisa Kleven. When a clumsy boy accidentally smashes Mouse's house, he tries to make him a new one. (2-5)
Snow Happy! ($15.99) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, reveals children playing in the snow. (3-6)
Absolutely Beastly Children ($14.99) by Dan Krall takes an alphabetical look at poorly behaved kids. (4-7)
The Cold Water Witch ($16.99) by Yannick D. Murphy, illus. by Tom Lintern. A girl outsmarts a witch who tries to trick her into taking her place as ruler of the frozen lands. (4-7)
Water, Weed, and Wait ($15.99) by Edith Hope Fine and Angela Demos Halpin, illus. by Colleen Madden. A teacher challenges students to transform a patch of schoolyard into a garden. (4-7)
Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher ($15.99) by Laurel Snyder, illus. by David Goldin. Baxter wants to become kosher so that he can attend Shabbat dinner. (4-8)
Calico Dorsey: Mail Dog of the Mining Camps ($16.99) by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Adam Gustavson, tells of a 19th-century dog that carried mail in California. (4-8)
What in the Wild? Mysteries of Nature Concealed... and Revealed ($16.99) by David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy, photos by Dwight Kuhn, offers 10 mysteries to solve. (4-8)
Come See the Earth Turn ($17.99) by Lori Mortenson, illus. by Raúl Allén, is a biography of Léon Foucault. (7-9)
Confessions of a Former Bully ($18.99) by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Beth Adams. An ex-bully decides to write an antibullying book. (7-11)
Busy Books welcomes Busy Gorillas by John Schindel, photos by Andy Rouse ($6.99, up to 3). And Urban Babies Wear Black adds Sporty Babies Wear Sweats by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion ($6.99, 1-3).
The Dragon and the Turtle ($11.99) by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark, illus. by Vincent Nguyen. When a turtle gets lost, a dragon helps him find his way home. (3-up)
Little Star ($12.99) by Anthony DeStefano, illus. by Mark Elliott. Only the smallest star in the sky understands what Jesus's birth means. (3-up)
The Charlatan's Boy ($13.99) by Jonathan Rogers. A traveling huckster and his assistant perpetuate a hoax that causes chaos in a frontier town. (10-up)
Dragons of the Valley ($13.99) by Donita K. Paul. The protagonists must save their land by smuggling three powerful statues into the Valley of the Dragons. (10-up)
Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys ($5.99) by Norton Juster, illus. by Domenico Gnoli, brings back into print this collection of three original fairy tales. (8-12)
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(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
100% Hero ($8.99) by Jayne Lyons. A young werewolf must rescue his father in this follow-up to 100% Wolf. (9-12)
Pen Pals Forever gains Olden Days by Lenny Pelling ($6.99, 5-7). Belmont and the Dragon presents Danger in Redwitch Village by Mark Zarb, illus. by Robin Gold ($7.99, 7-9). And The Laws of Magic debuts with Blaze of Glory and Heart of Gold by Michael Pryor ($9.99 each, 12-up).
RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA/WOOLSHED PRESS
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Anonymity Jones ($12.99) by James Roy centers on a teenage girl whose family and friends undergo drastic changes. (12-up)
RAVEN TREE PRESS
Bedtime Monster/A dormer, pequeño monstruo! ($16.95, paper $7.95, English only edition $16.95) by Heather Ayris Burnell, illus. by Bonnie Adamson. A boy who doesn't want to go to bed throws a monstrous tantrum and sprouts horns and a tail. (5-8)
A Sweater for Duncan/Un sueter para Duncan ($16.95, paper $7.95, English only edition $16.95) by Margaret Gay Malone, illus. by Lorraine Dey. A penguin struggles with his self-image when tufts of his coat blow off as he grows up. (5-8)
Lobo and the Rabbit Stew/El lobo y el caldo de conejo ($16.95, paper $7.95, English only edition $16.95) by Marcia Schwartz, illus. by Brent Campbell. A curious bunny teaches a lesson to a wolf hungry for rabbit stew. (5-8)
The Little Weed Flower/La florecita de maleza ($16.95, paper $7.95, English only edition $16.95) by Vicky Whipple, illus. by Pamela Barcita. A weed learns that it has its own beauty and purpose. (5-8)
Rip Squeak adds Numbers ($7.95, 1-5) and The Surprise Party by Lee Cohen, illus. by Loyal de Neuville ($16.95, 5-8).
Nutcracker Gift Box ($14.99), retold by Rita Balducci, illus. by Paola Fratalocchi Ventura, contains a book retelling this ballet, plus two dioramas. (All ages)
What Will Elmo Be? ($10.99). Readers slide an attached Elmo doll into job-related uniforms. (2-5)
Dora Carry Along Treasury ($14.99) packages four Dora the Explorer books in a case with a handle. (2-5)
Monster Munch ($10.99) by Matt Mitter, illus. by Sue Hendra. Readers feed press-out pieces to hungry monsters with zipper mouths. (3-5)
Princess Dreams Record-A-Book ($21.99) offers stories of Disney princesses, plus a recording device. (3-7)
Disney Princess Enchanted Palace and Toy Story 3 Together Forever Book and Playbox ($19.99 each) are shaped boxes with storybook, play scenes, press-out play pieces, and stickers. (3-7)
Disney Tangled: Rapunzel's Adventure Storybook with Music Player ($24.99), Rapunzel's Dream Storybook with Musical Brush ($19.99), and Rapunzel's Dream Storybook with Removable Light-Up Hair Clip ($14.99) are tie-ins to the movie Tangled. (3-8)
Watch Me Do Yoga ($15.95) by Bobby Clennell. A girl practices yoga with her family and pet dog. (4-8)
Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen ($15.95) by Lidia Bastianich, illus. by Laura Logan, includes notes on this chef's Italian family traditions, crafts, recipes, and decorating ideas. (4-8)
Where in the World? ($14.95) by Renee Jablow, illus. by Colleen Madden. In this pop-up book, readers follow clues that take them all over the world. (4-8)
How to Raise a Dinosaur ($14.95) by Natasha Wing, illus. by Pablo Bernasconi, provides instructions for caring for pet dinos. (4-8)
A Charlie Brown Christmas ($22.95) by Charles M. Schulz is a pop-up book based on the original TV special. (4-8)
Just Too Cute and Other Tales of Adorable Animals for Horrible Children ($16.95) by Mike Reiss, illus. by Johnny Yanok, rounds up stories and poems. (4-8)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ($16.95), illus. by Christopher Wormell, features wood-engraved illustrations. (4-8)
Contagion ($12.95) by Joanne Dahme. In 19th-century Philadelphia, can Rose discover who murdered her friend and save the city from a typhoid outbreak? (12-up)
Kiss Me Deadly ($9.95), edited by Trisha Telep, compiles paranormal love stories by 13 authors. (14-up)
Lost Souls releases Deadlands, created by Jordan Weisman, written by Mel Odom ($16.95, 8-12). And Star Crossed offers Gemini Night by Bonnie Hearn Hill ($9.95, 12-up).
The Bedtime Story Book: Classic Tales from Childhood by Jen Wainright and The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales from Childhood by Liz Scoggins ($9.99 each) are story collections. (All ages)
The 39 Clues Black Book of Buried Secrets ($12.99) is a guide to the clue-hunting Cahill family. (8-12)
Dear America introduces The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson ($12.99, 8-14).
SCHOLASTIC/BLUE SKY PRESS
It's Christmas, David! ($16.99) by David Shannon. Naughty David endears himself to Santa. (3-7)
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future ($9.99) by Dav Pilkey. These heroes and their pet dinosaur battle an evil corporation from the future. (7-10)
I SPY a Christmas Tree ($9.99) by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick is a holiday search-and-find book. (All ages)
Count My Kisses, Little One ($8.99) by Ruthie May, illus. by Tamsin Ainslie. In this padded board book, a girl helps her toy puppy get ready for bed. (up to 3)
Halloween Faces ($6.99) by Nancy Davis. Die-cut pages let readers mix-and-match Halloween costumes. (up to 3)
Here Comes Christmas! ($7.99) by Caroline Jayne Church. A boy imagines what he'll receive for Christmas in this touch-and-feel book. (up to 3)
Star Wars: ABC ($12.99) takes an alphabetic trip through the Star Wars world. (up to 3)
Eight Spinning Planets ($9.99) by Brian James, illus. by Russell Befanti. Die-cut pages reveal the planets. (1-3)
All Kinds of Kisses ($8.99) by Linda Cress Dowdy, illus. by Priscilla Lamont. In this padded board-book tale, a boy receives different goodnight kisses from animals. (2-5)
Dino Parade! ($8.99) by Thom Wiley, illus. by Benji Davies, is a pull-out board book with die-cut pages. (2-5)
How Do Dinosaurs Laugh Out Loud? ($7.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, is a lift-the-flap book of dino jokes. (2-5)
It's Christmas Time! ($9.99) by Salina Yoon. This holiday book features foil die-cut disks. (3-5)
Let It Fall and Let It Snow ($3.99 each) by Maryann Cocca-Leffler celebrate autumn and winter. (3-5)
My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story ($5.99) by Danielle Novack, illus. by Phyllis Harris, centers on a boy who celebrates both holidays. (3-5)
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus ($3.99) by Elizabeth Mills puts a Halloween spin on this song. (3-5)
Bob Books: Sight Words (Kindergarten) and Sight Words (1st Grade) ($16.99 each) by Bobby Lynn Maslen, illus. by John Maslen, aim to help beginning readers recognize words. (3-5)
Johnny Appleseed ($3.99) by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Masumi Furukawa, retells this tall tale. (4-8)
Smooch Your Pooch ($14.99) by Teddy Slater, illus. by Arthur Howard, pays tribute to pet dogs. (4-8)
Emma Dodd's Dot and Dash return in Dot and Dash Eat Their Dinner ($6.99, up to 3), and Dot and Dash Dress Up and Dot and Dash Love Their Friends ($4.99 each, 2-4). Astroblast! adds Moon Stone Mystery by Bob Kolar ($3.99, 4-7). Fly Guy is back in Fly Guy and Buzz Boy by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4-8). And Stablemates concludes with Fancy by Kristin Earhart, illus. by Elisabeth Alba ($4.99, 4-8).
Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($5.99) by Samantha Berger, illus. by Amy Cartwright, is a lift-the-flap retelling of this tale. (3-5)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves ($5.99) by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, gives a familiar song an autumn setting. (3-5)
The Littlest Christmas Star ($3.99) by Brandi Dougherty, illus. by Sanja Rescek. Max plays the role of the star of Bethlehem in the Christmas play. (3-7)
New Scholastic Readers are I SPY a Skeleton by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($3.99, 4-6); Clifford Is a Star and Clifford's First Sleepover by Norman Bridwell; Noodles: I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm; It's the 100th Day, Stinky Face! and Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore; There's a Mouse in the House by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; Turkey Day by Grace Maccarone, illus. by John Manders, and Who Wears Glasses? by Ana Galan, illus. by Seb Burnett ($3.99 each, 4-7); and Rainbow Magic: Best Friends in Fairyland and The Fairies' Birthday Surprise by Daisy Meadows ($3.99 each, 6-8).
Song for a Princess ($17.99) by Rachael Mortimer, illus. by Maddy McClellan. Can a bird find the words to make a princess happy again? (3-5)
Ghoul Strike! ($16.99) by Andrew Newbound. When ghouls, gnarls, and gargoyles are at war, a psychic, ghost-busting girl must lay down the law. (8-12)
The Crowfield Curse ($16.99) by Pat Walsh. A monk's apprentice is drawn into a medieval mystery and a dangerous world of Old Magic. (9-14)
The Princess Trap ($17.99) by Kirsten Boie is a sequel to The Princess Plot. (10-14)
The Odious Ogre ($17.95) by Norton Juster, illus. by Jules Feiffer, is a tale of a rotten ogre and a kind girl. (All ages)
Mr. Putney's Quacking Day ($16.95) by Jon Agee compiles animal riddles. (All ages)
Captain Sky Blue ($17.95) by Richard Egielski. A toy pilot helps Santa out on Christmas Eve. (3-7)
SCHOLASTIC EN ESPAÑOL
Title in Spanish
¡Bienvenidos a mi barrio! Mi mundo de la A a la Z (Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC) by Quiara Alegría Hudes, illus. by Shino Arihara ($16.99, 3-7).
Paperbacks in Spanish
Clifford: La primera Navidad (Clifford's First Christmas) by Norman Bridwell ($6.99, up to 3); ¡Llegó la Navidad, David! (It's Christmas, David!) by David Shannon ($5.99, 3-7); and Quiero ser famosa (I Want to Be Famous) by Ana Galan ($4.99, 4-8);
Paperback Series in Spanish
Rainbow Magic offers Azafrán, el hada amarilla (Sunny the Yellow Fairy) by Daisy Meadows ($4.99, 7-10). Candy Apple adds Una elección sin par (Winner Takes All) by Jenny Santana ($5.99, 8-12). And Escalofríos HorrorLandia (Goosebumps HorrorLand) issues Sangre de monstruo al desayuno (Monster Blood for Breakfast) and El grito de la Máscara Maldita (The Scream of the Haunted Mask) by R.L. Stine ($5.99 each, 8-12).
Bone adds Tall Tales by Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegoski ($22.99, paper $10.99, all ages). And The Good Neighbors releases Kind by Holly Black, illus. by Ted Naifeh ($16.99, 13-18).
Amulet introduces The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi ($10.99, 9-12).
The Klutz Book of Inventions ($19.99) by John Cassidy describes 200 silly inventions. (8-up)
Headbands and Hairstyles ($19.99) by Eva Steele-Saccio provides materials and instructions to make hair accessories. (8-up)
Music Video ($16.99) by Kaitlyn Nichols is a guide to making music videos. (8-up)
The Hand Book: Science at Your Fingertips ($19.99) by Pat Murphy. This book about how the human hand works includes a plastic skeleton hand. (8-up)
My Name: Secrets, Games & Fortunes That Reveal the Real You ($16.99) by Karen Phillips is an activity book focusing on names. (8-up)
Ivy Loves to Give ($15.99) by Freya Blackwood. A girl who gives from the heart doesn't always give the right present to the right person. (3-7)
Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC ($16.99) by Quiara Alegría Hudes, illus. by Shino Arihara. A girl shows her friend what she loves about her neighborhood. (4-8)
Mad at Mommy ($16.99) by Komako Sakai introduces a bunny who's mad at his mother. (4-8)
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) ($15.99) by Lisa Yee, illus. by Dan Santat, is a sequel to Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). (8-10)
The Memory Bank ($16.99) by Carolyn Coman, illus. by Rob Shepperson. The secret to finding Hope's lost sister lies within the magical halls of Memory Bank. (8-12)
Plain Kate ($17.99) by Erin Bow. Kate trades her shadow for her heart's wish. (12-up)
StarCrossed ($17.99) by Elizabeth C. Bunce. A sneak thief hiding out at a castle gets caught up in a religious civil war. (12-up)
The Miracle Stealer ($17.99) by Neil Connelly. A teen tries to save her young brother, a supposed miracle worker, from believers who are pursuing him. (14-up)
New Lego titles are Escape from Lego City by Ace Landers ($6.99, 3-5); Ready for Takeoff! and All Aboard! by Sonia Sander ($3.99 each, 4-7); and Build This City! by Michael Anthony Steele ($3.99, 4-8). Dragon stars in Dragon’s Fall Fair by Mara Conlon and Happy Valentine’s Day, Dragon! ($4.99 each, 4-7). Zhu Zhu Pets has five additions, among them Num Nums and the Dessert Disaster by Nicole Corse ($3.99, 4-7) and Mr. Squiggles’ Halloween Party by Lexi Ryals ($4.99, 4-8). Angel Cat Sugar issues four titles, including Sugar’s Yummy Fall and Sugar Loves Valentine’s Day by Ellie O’Ryan ($4.99 each, 4-8). Ben 10: Ultimate Alien introduces Science Friction ($3.99, 4-8); The Ultimate Guide ($6.99, 6-11); and Galaxy Wars ($4.99, 7-10), all by Tracey West. And Pokémon has five additions, including Meet Cyndaquil by Simcha Whitehill ($3.99, 4-8) and The Power of Three by Helena Mayer ($4.99, 7-10).
Scooby-Doo returns in four books, including Scooby-Doo and the Cupcake Caper by Sonia Sander ($3.99, 4-8) and Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the Lake Monster: Junior Novelization by Jo Hurley ($4.99, 7-10). Alpha and Omega presents Kate and Humphrey’s Big Adventure/All About Wolves by Rebecca McCarthy ($4.99, 5-8); Marcel and Paddy Save the Day by Victoria Kosara ($3.99, 5-8); and The Junior Novel by Aaron Rosenberg ($5.99, 9-12). iCarly adds iPrank Lewbert by Mickie Matheis ($3.99, 5-8). Barbie stars in Barbie and the Fash-ion Fairytale by Victoria Kosara ($4.99, 6-8). New NFL books are Perfect Passers by Tim Polzer ($3.99, 6-8); and 2010 Playmakers by Jim Buckley and Super Bowl Super Teams by Jim Gigliotti ($5.99 each, 7-10). Bakugan offers 3D Book ($7.99, 6-9) and Ultimate Handbook by Tracey West ($8.99, 7-10). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 1 tie-ins are Sticker Book ($6.99, 7-10) and Heroes and Villains ($5.99 each, 7-10). Ripley’s 2010 Special Edition joins Ripley’s ($16.99, 7-12). And Star Wars gains Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner’s Guide by Ryder Windham ($21.99, 7-up).
Stacking Shapes ($12.99) by Salina Yoon. These stackable shaped board books introduce colors and shapes. (up to 2)
Beep! Beep! ($9.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Michelle Berg. This touch-and-feel cloth book about things that move includes a squeaker and mirror. (up to 2)
Nic Bishop Lizards ($17.99) by Nic Bishop is a photographic examination of lizards. (4-8)
One Drowsy Dragon ($16.99) by Ethan Long is a counting book that shows how a dragon gets to sleep. (3-5)
If You're a Monster and You Know It... ($16.99) by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley offers a riff on a familiar tune. (3-5)
Eight Days ($16.99) by Edwidge Danticat, illus. by Alix Delinois. Trapped under his house after an earthquake, a Haitian boy uses his imagination to help pass the time until he's rescued. (4-7)
Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow ($16.99) by Robert San Souci, illus. by E.B. Lewis, is a tale based on the Robin Hood legend. (5-8)
Children of the Lamp continues with The Five Fakirs of Faizabad by P.B. Kerr ($17.99, 9-12).
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars adds Casebook #4: The Final Meeting by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin ($7.99, 7-10).
Bites ($4.99), edited by Lois Metzger. These tales about vampires and other creatures that bite are written by Christopher Paul Curtis, Neal Shusterman, and others. (8-12)
How to Draw Goosebumps ($5.99) by Ron Zalme shows how to draw Goosebumps characters. (8-12)
Geronimo Stilton continues with The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief and I'm Not a Super Mouse! by Geronimo Stilton ($6.99 each, 7-10) and Special Edition: Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris by Thea Stilton ($7.99, 7-10). The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks offers Red Alert by Jake Bell ($5.99, 8-12). The Baby-sitters Club by Ann M. Martin gains Mary Anne Saves the Day and Dawn and the Impossible Three ($5.99 each, 8-12). Miss You, Mina by Denene Millner and Winner Takes All by Jenny Santana join Candy Apple ($5.99 each, 8-12). Cinderella Cleaners presents Mask Appeal and Scheme Spirit by Maya Gold ($5.99 each, 8-12). And new Classic Goosebumps by R.L. Stine are The Scarecrows Walk at Midnight; You Can't Scare Me!; and Return of the Mummy ($5.99 each, 8-12).
Stine's Goosebumps HorrorLand issues Special Edition: Weirdo Halloween ($6.99, 8-12), and The Wizard of Ooze and Slappy New Year! ($5.99 each, 8-12). Pet Trouble adds Bad to the Bone Boxer and Dachshund Disaster by T.T. Sutherland ($5.99 each, 8-12). Poison Apple welcomes Miss Fortune by Brandi Dougherty and Now You See Me... by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($5.99 each, 8-12). Santa Paws introduces The Adventures of Santa Paws by Nicholas Edwards ($7.99, 8-12). Joining Wildwood Stables by Suzanne Weyn are Learning to Fly; Stealing the Prize; and Taking the Leap ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Dear Dumb Diary releases Totally Not Boring School Planner by Jim Benton ($9.99, 9-12).
SCHOLASTIC PAPERBACKS/LITTLE APPLE
Ready, Freddy! releases Apple Orchard Race and Going Batty by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($5.99 each, 4-8). New Perfectly Princess titles are Orange Princess Has a Ball, Blue Princess Takes the Stage, and Yellow Princess Gets a Pet by Alyssa Crowne, illus. by Charlotte Alder ($4.99 each, 6-9). Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows issues The Party Fairies ($4.99, 6-9) and Special Edition: Paige and the Christmas Play Fairy ($6.99, 6-9). Beast Quest adds Kaymon the Gorgon Hound and Tusk the Mighty Mammoth by Adam Blade ($4.99, 7-10). And joining Hiro's Quest is Dragon's Lair by Tracey West, illus. by Craig Phillips ($4.99, 7-10).
I Survived offers I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis ($4.99, hardcover $16.99, 7-10). Magic Pony debuts with A Dream Come True and Ghost in the House by Elizabeth Lindsay, illus. by John Eastwood ($4.99 each, 7-10). Jack and Sweetie by Ellen Miles are new to The Puppy Place ($4.99 each, 7-10). Secrets of Droon introduces Special Edition: The Final Quest by Tony Abbott, illus. by Royce Fitzgerald ($6.99, 7-10). Sophie! welcomes Sophie the Hero and Sophie the Chatterbox by Lara Bergen, illus. by Laura Tallardy ($4.99 each, 7-10). And Ann M. Martin's Main Street continues with Coming Apart ($6.99, 8-12).
And Then I Found Out the Truth ($16.99) by Jennifer Sturman is a follow-up to And Then Everything Unraveled. (12-up)
What's Your Status? ($8.99) by Katie Finn. Madison and her friends pull off a prom-related heist in this sequel to Top 8. (12-up)
Zen Ghosts ($17.99) by Jon J Muth. Stillwater tells a ghost story in this companion to Zen Shorts and Zen Ties. (All ages)
The Wonderful Book ($16.99) by Leonid Gore. A lost book transforms into whatever the woodland creatures need it to be until a boy shows them its real purpose. (3-6)
The Sea of Sleep ($16.99) by Warren Hanson, illus. by Jim LaMarche. A mother otter cradles her child as the nighttime sea sweeps them into peaceful sleep. (3-8)
The Clockwork Three ($17.99) by Matthew J. Kirby. Three friends realize that each holds a key to solving the others' mysteries. (8-12)
The Danger Box ($16.99) by Blue Balliett involves a boy with a different way of seeing, a mischievous girl who doesn't belong, a stranger, a death, and a fire. (8-12)
The Healing Spell ($17.99) by Kimberley Griffiths Little. Livie knows she's responsible for her mother's coma and must wake her up before anyone learns the truth. (8-12)
Justin Fisher Declares War! ($15.99)by James Preller. Funny kid Justin's new teacher isn't amused. (8-12)
Where the Streets Had a Name ($17.99) by Randa Abdel-Fattah. A girl living in the West Bank must get soil from Jerusalem in order to save her grandmother. (8-12)
Archvillain ($16.99) by Barry Lyga. Mighty Mike's superpowers are no match for Kyle's intelligence, but not being on Mike's side makes Kyle his villain. (9-12)
The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution ($21.99) by Jim Murphy describes Washington's pivotal role in the war. (9-12)
Framed ($16.99) by Gordon Korman. Griffin has been framed, but can he and his friends prove their innocence? (9-12)
George Washington's Spy ($16.99) by Elvira Woodruff. This time-travel adventure is a sequel to George Washington's Socks. (9-12)
Accomplice ($17.99) by Eireann Corrigan. Things go awry when best friends decide to fake their kidnapping in hopes of getting into good colleges. (12-up)
Empty ($17.99) by Suzanne Weyn. The lives of three teens in the near future will never be the same when all of the world's oil runs out. (12-up)
Forbidden Sea ($17.99) by Sheila Nielson. Adrianne wonders whether the mermaid haunting her dreams is coming to warn her, save her, or drag her into the sea. (12-up)
Half Brother ($17.99) by Kenneth Oppel. When his scientist parents' experiment goes wrong, Ben must choose between obeying his father and saving his brother. (12-up)
Rose Sees Red ($17.99) by Cecil Castellucci spotlights the friendship between two ballerinas—one American, one Russian—in 1980s New York City. (12-up)
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters ($17.99) by Natalie Standiford. When a grandmother writes the family out of her will, sisters must confess their offenses. (13-up)
Linger ($17.99) by Maggie Stiefvater. Grace and Sam must fight to be together in this sequel to Shiver. (13-up)
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot adds Blast from the Past ($15.99, 8-12). Cyberia continues with Prime Evil by Chris Lynch ($16.99, 9-12). Malice offers Havoc by Chris Wooding ($16.99, 9-12). Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek issues The Crossbones ($14.99, 9-12). And Shadow Wolf by Kathryn Lasky joins Wolves of the Beyond ($16.99, 9-12).
Not That Kind of Girl ($16.99) by Siobhan Vivian. The senior class president takes on a group of promiscuous freshmen and learns how sex and love can change a girl. (14-18)
You Are Not Here ($16.99) by Samantha Schutz. When her secret love is killed, Annaleah struggles with a grief that no one will acknowledge. (14-18)
SECOND STORY PRESS
A Chanukah Noel ($15.95) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Gillian Newland. A Jewish girl fascinated by Christmas traditions finds a way to celebrate two holidays. (5-9)
Our Earth: How Kids Are Saving the Planet ($15.95) by Janet Wilson profiles 10 children from around the world who are working to secure the earth's future. (7-12)
The Orphan Rescue ($11.95) by Anne Dublin. In pre-WWII Poland, Miriam's courage saves her brother from an unscrupulous orphanage. (7-10)
The Way It Is ($11.95) by Donalda Reid. In the 1960s, life gets more complicated for a teen who aspires to be a doctor when she falls in love with an Indian boy. (12-up)
Old Photographs ($10.95) by Sherie Posersorski. A teen tries to solve the mystery of the robbery of an elderly neighbor. (12-up)
The Women's Hall of Fame welcomes Dazzling Women Designers by Jill Bryant ($10.95, 9-13).
SEVEN FOOTER KIDS
Life-Size Aquarium ($18.95) by Teruyuki Komiya is a follow-up to Life-Size Zoo with facts about and photos of 35 animals. (3-up)
Photo Finish and Picture This ($10.95 each) by Pascale Estellon. In these activity books, readers use their imaginations to fill in missing parts of photos. (5-up)
100 Shapes ($12.95) by Nao Sugimoto presents detailed stencils. (6-up)
AlphaPets ($12.95) by Shiho Ishikawa offers instructions for turning alphabet letters into origami animals. (6-up)
Would You Rather...? adds Would You Rather...?: Radically Repulsive by Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg ($9.95, 8-up).
Snappy Builder issues Nativity by Derek Matthews ($10.95, 3-up). Classic Pop-Ups greets The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Paul Hess ($18.95, 4-up). 3-D Close Up offers The Human Body by Caroline Harris ($14.95, 5-up). Maurice Pledger's Birds joins Sounds of the Wild ($16.95, 5-up). Explore continues with Bugs and Reptiles by Pledger ($14.95 each, 5-up). Amazing gains Airplanes by Gaby Goldsack, illus. by Lee Montgomery and Anthony Williams ($14.95, 7-up). Viewfinder releases Fossils by Douglas Palmer, illus. by Nicholas Forder and Leonello Calvetti, and Insects by John Woodward, illus. by Forder ($19.95 each, 7-up). Amazing X-Rays introduces The Human Body by Paul Beck ($19.95, 8-up). And Interactive Explorer adds Animal Kingdom by Barbara Taylor and Weather & Space by Helen Young ($14.95 each, 8-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody ($16.99) by Shrill Travesty, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins, tells of a greedy boy who ravages an oak tree. (All ages)
1 Zany Zoo ($15.99) by Lori Degman, illus. by Colin Jack. Chaos ensues when a fox steals the zookeeper's keys and opens the animals' cages. (All ages)
Broom, Zoom ($12.99) by Caron Lee Cohen, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier. A witch and monster learn about friendship, sharing, and the various uses of a broom. (2-6)
I Love Birthdays ($9.99) by Anna Walker. A zebra celebrates all the things he loves about his special day. (2-6)
The Halloween Kid ($12.99) by Rhode Montijo. A masked hero and his trusty steed save Halloween from ruthless mummies and vampires. (3-6)
Boo! ($12.99) by Joe Fenton. A ghost wants to win the school Halloween costume contest, but how can he be terrifying if he can't make a scary face? (3-6)
Christmas Is Here ($12.99), adapted from the King James Bible, illus. by Lauren Castillo, reveals the true meaning of Christmas by recalling how it all began. (3-7)
Hibernation Station ($16.99) by Michelle Meadows, illus. by Kurt Cyrus. Preparing to hibernate, animals climb aboard a train that carries them into winter. (3-7)
Buzz ($15.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Vincent Nguyen. A bumblebee has trouble flying after learning that bees shouldn't be able to fly. (4-8)
Monsters Eat Whiny Children ($15.99) by Bruce Eric Kaplan. While persnickety monsters bicker about how to prepare their meal of whiny kids, their dinner escapes. (4-8)
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea ($16.99) by Michael Ian Black, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, introduces pigs that hate to march, refuse to wear uniforms, and don't care about floats. (4-8)
The Rabbit Problem ($17.99) by Emily Gravett. A rabbit couple copes with its fast-expanding brood throughout the seasons. (4-8)
The Day Ray Got Away ($16.99) by Angela Johnson, illus. by Luke LaMarca. A parade balloon that dreams of flying on its own gets its wish. (5-up)
Not Your Parents' Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money ($12.99) by Jean Chatzky includes a history of money and advice from kids. (10-14)
The Search for WondLa ($17.99) by Tony DiTerlizzi. Launching a series, this tells of a girl who flees aboveground when a marauder destroys her underground sanctuary. (10-up)
Rot & Ruin ($17.99) by Jonathan Maberry. In a zombie-infested, postapocalyptic America, Benny finds a vocation that teaches him what it means to be human. (12-up)
Blank Confession ($16.99) by Pete Hautman. When the new kid in town goes to the police to confess to a murder, it becomes apparent that nothing is as it seems. (12-up)
Smile for the Camera: A Memoir ($16.99) by Kelle James. The author tells of running away from an abusive home at 16 to attempt to start a new life in New York. (14-up)
Elixir ($17.99) by Hilary Duff. As the mystery of her humanitarian father's disappearance unravels, Clea performs good works and learns she has unusual powers. (14-up)
Crescendo ($18.99) by Becca Fitzpatrick is a sequel to Hush, Hush. (14-up)
Crave ($9.99) by Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns launches a vampire-centric series. (14-up)
Privilege adds Pure Sin by Kate Brian ($9.99, 14-up).
Jon Scieszka's Trucktown offers Garage Tales by Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon ($12.99, 3-8). Scieszka's SpaceHeadz continues with SPHDZ Book #2, illus. by Shane Prigmore ($14.99, 7-10). Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? adds Secret of the Super-small Superstar by Lin Oliver, illus. by Stephen Gilpin ($14.99, 8-12). The Brixton Brothers return in The Ghostwriter Secret by Mac Barnett, illus. by Adam Rex ($14.99, 8-12). Sabotaged joins The Missing Book by Margaret Peterson Haddix ($16.99, 8-12). The Mother-Daughter Book Club gains Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick ($15.99, 9-12). Kaza Kingsley's Erec Rex releases The Three Furies, illus. by Peter Mohrbacher ($16.99, 10-up). The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica introduces The Dragon's Apprentice by James A. Owen ($17.99, 12-up). The Revenge of Lord Oda joins Blood Ninja by Nick Lake ($16.99, 12-up). The Monstrumologist introduces The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey ($17.99, 14-up). And new Private novels by Kate Brian are Vanished ($9.99, 14-up) and The Book of Spells ($17.99, 14-up).
The Monster Princess ($17.99) by D.J. MacHale, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. When a monster who lives underground sneaks into the castle, princesses send her to a ball. (4-6)
Presenting... Tallulah ($16.99) by Tori Spelling, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton. Tallulah knows what kind of girl she isn't, but needs to find out what kind of girl she is. (4-8)
Fiona Finkelstein Meets Her Match!! ($14.99, paper $4.99) by Shawn K. Stout is a sequel to Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!! (6-10)
The Faeries' Promise: Silence and the Stone and Following Magic ($15.99 each, paper $4.99) by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Sandara Tang, launch a companion series to the Unicorn's Secret. (7-10)
The Limit ($15.99) by Kristen Landon. If a family exceeds the debt limit imposed by the government, the oldest child is taken away to a workhouse. (8-12)
Among the Ghosts ($15.99) by Amber Benson, illus. by Sina Grace. Spending the summer at a school with a storied past, Noh meets young ghosts who need her help. (8-12)
Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation ($16.99) by Matt Myklusch. The life of a boy living in a bleak orphanage changes when he meets an emissary from a secret country. (8-12)
Half Upon a Time ($15.99) by James Riley. The son of Jack of beanstalk fame embarks on an adventure with a girl from the real world. (8-12)
The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin ($16.99) by Bailey MacDonald. In 1721 Boston, an indentured servant's life becomes even harder when her employer is found dead. (8-12)
Dear Anjali ($16.99) by Melissa Glenn Haber. A girl's world is rocked when her best friend dies from a sudden viral infection. (9-12)
Milo ($15.99) by Alan Silberberg. Text and cartoons tell the story of a teen struggling to come to terms with the loss that changed his life. (9-13)
Rules for Secret Keeping ($15.99) by Lauren Barnholdt centers on a girl who runs a successful secret-passing business. (9-14)
Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire ($12.99) by Tim Collins, illus. by Andrew Pinder, tells of a teenage vampire who is more awkward than interesting. (10-up)
New Girl in Town joins Liberty Porter, First Daughter by Julia DeVillers, illus. by Paige Pooler ($16.99, 8-12).
Teddy Kennedy: Lion of the Senate ($5.99) by George E. Stanley, illus. by Patrick Faricy, focuses on the childhood of this late senator. (8-12)
Just Add Magic ($5.99) by Cindy Callaghan. Kelly and her friends find an old cookbook in the attic that contains magical recipes. (9-13)
Hardy Boys: Secret Files adds Mystery Map and Hopping Mad by Franklin W. Dixon, illus. by Scott Burroughs ($4.99 each, 6-9). Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew continues with Cat Burglar Caper by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($4.99, 6-9). Candy Fairies offers Caramel Moon and Cool Mint by Helen Perelman, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters ($5.99 each, 6-9). Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys issues Gold Medal Murder by Franklin W. Dixon ($5.99, 8-12). Magic Repair Shop releases The Shape-Shifter's Curse and Kobold Blues by Amanda Morrone ($5.99 each, 8-12). Goddess Girls welcomes Aphrodite the Beauty and Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams ($5.99 each, 8-12). R.L. Stine's Ghost of Fear Street gains Revenge of the Shadow People and the Bugman Lives by Stine ($6.99, 8-12). Nancy Drew Girl Detective stars in Serial Sabotage by Carolyn Keene ($5.99, 8-12). Lost Brother joins Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers by Franklin W. Dixon ($5.99, 8-12). Canterwood Crest introduces City Secrets, Elite Ambition, and Scandals, Rumors, Lies by Jessica Burkhart ($6.99 each, 9-13). And Leven Thumps returns in Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye, illus. by Ben Sowards ($8.99, 9-14).
Where Is Tippy Toes? ($16.99) by Betsy Lewin reveals the antics of a tricky cat. (3-7)
Little Black Crow ($16.99) by Chris Raschka. A boy wonders about a crow's life. (4-7)
Too Busy Marco ($16.99) by Roz Chast. At bedtime, a busy bird still has much to do. (4-8)
The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy ($16.99) by Kitty Griffin, illus. by Marjorie Priceman, tells of this daring Revolutionary-era North Carolina girl. (4-8)
Lulu and the Brontosaurus ($15.99) by Judith Viorst, illus. by Lane Smith. When her parents refuse her request for a brontosaurus, Lulu takes action. (6-10)
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn ($17.99) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Barry Blitt. Huck acquaints readers with his creator's life story. (7-10)
Just Desserts ($14.99) by Hallie Durand, illus. by Christine Davenier, is a companion to Dessert First. (7-10)
Nobel Genes ($16.99) by Rune Michaels. A boy whose father was a Nobel Prize winner has a lot to live up to. (12-up)
The Selected ($17.99) by Patrick Cave. At a time when cloning ensures power for a select group, a girl learns she could be the savior of her people. (12-up)
The Other Side of Dark ($16.99) by Sarah Smith. A girl's ability to talk to the dead reveals a Boston family's connection to the postemancipation slave trade. (12-up)
Nevermore ($17.99) by Kelly Creagh. A teen is swept into a world a classmate has created, where the stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. (14-up)
Olivia stars in Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer ($18.99, 3-7). Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School by Andrew Clements continues with Fear Itself, illus. by Adam Stower ($14.99, 7-10). Amelia Rules adds True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) by Jimmy Gownley ($18.99, 7-12). Ancient, Strange, and Lovely joins The Dragon Chronicles by Susan Fletcher ($16.99, 8-12). And The Seeds of America issues Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson ($16.99, 10-up).
Let's Count Goats ($16.99) by Mem Fox, illus. by Jan Thomas. This counting book introduces goats of all shapes, sizes, and professions. (3-6)
Balancing Act ($16.99) by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Two mice do a fine job of balancing on their teeter-totter—until other animals show up. (2-6)
ZooBorns: Zoo Babies from Around the World ($12.99) by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland focuses on critters first spotlighted on ZooBorns.com. (2-up)
Lots of Spots ($17.99) by Lois Ehlert. Collages reveal birds and beasts. (3-7)
The Princess and Her Panther ($16.99) by Wendy Orr, illus. by Lauren Stringer. A brave sister pretends she's a princess while her timid sister plays a panther. (4-8)
The Boss Baby ($16.99) by Marla Frazee. When the boss baby's demands aren't being met, he goes to new lengths to get the attention he deserves. (4-8)
Brownie & Pearl return in Brownie & Pearl See the Sights by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Brian Biggs ($13.99, 3-5). And Pals in Peril continues with Agent O, or The Smell of Danger! by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Kurt Cyrus ($16.99, 10-up).
Bob: And 6 More Christmas Stories ($8.99) by Sandra Boynton is a holiday story collection with picture tabs. (All ages)
Chock-a-Block Books: Night-Night Sleepyhead! by Jean McElroy, illus. by Marijan Ramljak, and Let's Go, Baby! by McElroy, illus. by Catherine Vase ($4.99 each) are chunky books featuring woodland creatures, and a baby on the go. (1-4)
10 Items or Less ($7.99) by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Jana Christy. Are there few enough items in the grocery cart to use the express checkout? (1-4)
Where Is Baby's Dreidel?: A Lift-the-Flap Book ($6.99) by Karen Katz is a Chanukah tale. (1-4)
Peek-a-Love ($6.99) by Salina Yoon. Creatures play peek-a-boo. (1-4)
Whatever You Do, I Love You ($7.99) by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Sam Williams. This tale about parental love stars Little Monster. (1-4)
My Valentine ($4.99) by Brandy Cooke, illus. by Annie Wilkinson. Animals celebrate Valentine's Day. (1-4)
One Blue Fish: A Colorful Counting Book ($9.99) by Charles Reasoner. This story introducing colors and counting features pond critters. (2-4)
Too Many Monsters! A Halloween Counting Book ($7.99) by Robert Neubecker. Readers count monsters from one to 10. (2-4)
The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book ($5.99) by Nancy Davis recreates the first Thanksgiving. (2-4)
Christmas Shapes ($6.99) by Jane Gerver, illus. by Nancy Davis, is a board book featuring holiday shapes. (2-4)
My Foods and My Moods ($5.99 each) by SmileyWorld Ltd. In these board books, Smiley introduces foods, and feelings. (2-4)
Who Said Boo?: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Phyllis Root, illus. by Ana Martín Larrañaga. Readers lift flaps to discover which creepy friend said "boo." (2-5)
The Gingerbread Family: A Scratch-and-Sniff Book ($7.99) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Louise Gardner, centers on a family living in a world of sweet scents. (2-5)
Where Is Friendship Bear? ($12.99) by Romero Britto includes flaps and touch-and-feel elements. (2-5)
Love Is You & Me: A Little Book About Love ($7.99) by Monica Sheehan is a follow-up to Be Happy! (2-5)
Five Pesky Pumpkins: A Counting Book with Flaps and Pop-Ups! ($9.99) by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, features mischievous pumpkins. (2-5)
Boo Who? A Foldout Halloween Adventure ($7.99) by Lola Schaefer, photos by Michael Frost. Riddles introduce trick-or-treaters. (3-5)
The 12 Elves: A New Christmas Tradition ($12.99), illus. by Marina Fedotova. Press-out elves count the 12 days of Christmas. (3-5)
The Haunted Schoolhouse ($6.99) by Jacklyn Williams, illus. by Doug Cushman. Flaps lift to reveal happenings in a haunted school. (3-6)
The 12 Bugs of Christmas: A Pop-up Christmas Counting Book ($14.95) by David A. Carter introduces holiday bugs. (3-6)
Comet Can't Wait for Christmas ($5.99) by Paul Bracegirdle, illus. by Susan Mitchell. Comet bakes, sews, and decorates to prepare for the holiday. (3-6)
Circus Opposites: An Interactive Extravaganza! ($11.99) by Suse MacDonald. Cut-paper art conveys the concept of opposites. (3-7)
In a Dark, Dark Wood: An Old Tale with a New Twist ($10.95) by David A. Carter features a surprise ending. (3-7)
Bugs Pop-Up Concept Books: Counting and Opposites ($7.99 each) by David A. Carter. Bugs pop up in these books introducing concepts. (3-up)
Beauty & the Beast ($29.99) by Robert Sabuda is a pop-up version of this story. (3-up)
It's Harvest Time!: A Book with Foldout Pages ($7.99) by Jean McElroy, photos by Tilde. Clues help readers guess what fruit or veggie will grow from each seed. (4-6)
Let's Get a Checkup! ($7.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre. A dog discovers that a visit to the doctor isn't scary after all. (4-6)
Aesop's Fables: A Pop-Up Book of Classic Tales ($27.99), paper engineering by Kees Moerbeek, illus. by Chris Beatrice and Bruce Whatley, collects fables. (4-8)
Where's Smiley? ($9.99) by SmileyWorld Ltd. Smiley hides in busy scenes. (5-8)
Wild Oceans: A Pop-up Book with Revolutionary Technology ($27.99) by Lucio and Meera Santoro reveals undersea creatures. (6-up)
Karen Katz’s Brand-New Baby continues with Baby’s Colors, Baby’s Shapes, and Baby’s Numbers by Katz ($5.99 each, up to 2). Calico returns in Trick or Treat, Calico! by Karma Wilson, illus. by Buket Erdogan ($6.99, 1-4). NIHAO, Kai-lan offers Super Sweet Dreams! A Lift-the-Flap Story by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Victoria Miller ($6.99, 3-7). And Dora the Explorer is back in World School Day Adventure by Shakira, illus. by Mercedes McDonald ($16.99, 3-7).
The Cow Loves Cookies ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall. In this barnyard tale, a cow feasts on sweet treats. (3-7)
Stalling ($16.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by Elwood H. Smith, relays a bedtime story. (3-7)
What's in the Egg, Little Pip? ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman. Pip wonders whether there's room in her family for a little sibling. (3-7)
Jeanette Claus Saves Christmas ($16.99) by Douglas Rees, illus. by Olivier Latyk. When Santa falls sick, his daughter delivers the presents. (5-8)
The Joy of Spooking: Unearthly Asylum ($15.99) by P.J. Bracegirdle is a sequel to Fiendish Deeds. (8-12)
Firestorm! ($16.99) by Joan Hiatt Harlow. In the days before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a jeweler's son and an orphan named Poppy become friends. (9-12)
Fallout ($18.99) by Ellen Hopkins wraps up the trilogy that began with Crank and Glass. (14-up)
Zombies vs. Unicorns ($16.99) by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. This anthology includes stories by Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and others. (14-up)
Enchanted Ivy ($16.99) by Sarah Beth Durst. Lily discovers a secret gate between Princeton University and a magical realm. (12-up)
Crossing the Tracks ($16.99) by Barbara Stuber is a coming-of-age story by a first-time novelist. (12-up)
The Infernal Devices debuts with Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare ($19.99, 14-up).
Pathfinder ($18.99) by Orson Scott Card. This launch novel of a new series follows a teen's quest to save his world from destruction. (12-up)
The Haunted ($17.99) by Jessica Verday is a follow-up to The Hollow. (14-up)
Crusade ($16.99) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié launches a trilogy that is a spinoff of the Wicked series. (14-up)
Wired ($15.99) by Robin Wasserman concludes the trilogy that began with Crashed and Skinned. (14-up)
Her and Me and You ($16.99) by Lauren Strasnick. When she moves to a new town, Alex finds herself drawn to twins others warn her to avoid. (14-up)
Mostly Good Girls ($16.99) by Leila Sales. In her junior year at prep school, Violet juggles a boyfriend, a disintegrating friendship, and academics. (14-up)
One Night That Changes Everything ($16.99) by Lauren Barnholdt. Eliza's ex-boyfriend steals the notebook in which she writes all her fears and goals. (14-up)
Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan continues with Behemoth, illus. by Keith Thompson ($18.99, 12-up).
Take Me There ($8.99) by Carolee Dean. A bad boy who's in love with a rich, beautiful girl makes a deadly mistake that forces him to go on the run. (14-up)
Losing Faith ($9.99) by Denise Jaden. After her sister dies in a fall, Brie learns about her role in a religious cult that now wants Brie as a member. (14-up)
Freefall ($8.99) by Mindi Scott. A boy who was the last person to see his best friend alive and the first one to see him dead tries to figure out his life. (14-up)
Slayed ($9.99) by Amanda Marrone. A teenage girl from a family of vampire slayers falls for a boy from a rival slayer family. (14-up)
Dark Secrets adds The Back Door of Midnight by Elizabeth Chandler ($9.99, 12-up). Chloe Gamble releases Hot Mess by Ed Decter with Laura J. Burns ($9.99, 14-up). Young, Loaded, and Fabulous offers Everything but the Truth by Kate Kingsley ($9.99, 14-up). Thirst gains The Eternal Dawn by Christopher Pike ($10.99, 14-up). And Summer continues with Sun-Kissed Christmas by Katherine Applegate ($8.99, 14-up).
Dora the Explorer stars in Happy Birthday, Dora! adapted by Diana Michaels, illus. by Robert Roper ($9.99, 2-5) and Come Explore with Dora! by Ellie Seiss, illus. by Jason Fruchter and Aka Chikasawa ($9.99, 3-6). The Backyardigans return in Monster Halloween, adapted by Laura Driscoll ($6.99, 2-5), illus. by Warner McGee. Go Diego Go! adds Diego's Halloween Party by Brooke Lindner, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($5.99, 2-5). And Wonder Pets! releases Happy Halloween, Wonder Pets! adapted by Melanie Pal, illus. by Michael Zodorozny and Little Airplane Productions ($7.99, 2-5) and We Are Thankful! by Josh Selig, illus. by Cassandra Burger and Little Airplane Productions ($6.99, 2-5).
Busytown Mysteries gains A Busy Day in Busytown and Hilda Hippo's Big Surprise! by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Style Guide ($5.99 each, 2-5). NIHAO Kai-lan has five additions, among them Kai-lan's Heart Box by Maggie Testa ($6.99, 2-5) and Ni Hao, Friends, adapted by Kara McMahon ($6.99, 3-7), both illus. by Will Sweeny. Yo Gabba Gabba issues four books, including Brobee Needs a Hug, adapted by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Style Guide ($6.99, 2-5), and Halloween Is Fun, adapted by Mickie Matheis, illus. by Mike Giles ($6.99, 3-6). And SpongeBob SquarePants is back in SpongeBob PartyPants: A Chock-a-Block Book by Orli Zuravicky, illus. by Barry Goldberg ($5.99, 3-5), and Crash Course! by Veronica Paz, illus. by Dave Aikins ($6.99, 4-6).
Olivia TV releases Olivia Claus by Kama Einhorn, illus. by Jared Osterhold ($16.99, 3-6), and Olivia and the Snow Day, adapted by Farrah McDoogle, illus. by Shane L. Johnson ($15.99, paper $3.99, 4-6). Jon Scieszka's Trucktown issues Spooky Tire and Trucksgiving by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon ($15.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-6). And Star Trek issues Starfleet Academy #1 and #2 by Rick Barba ($14.99 each, 12-up).
Johnny Appleseed ($3.99) by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Mary Haverfield, retells this legend. (4-6)
Gulliver's Travels Novelization ($5.99) by Sarah Willson is a tie-in to the film. (8-12)
Yo Gabba Gabba adds Mystery in Gabba Land by Farrah McDoogle, illus. by Michael Scanlon ($3.99, 3-5), and Baby Teeth Fall Out, Big Teeth Grow, adapted by Maggie Testa, illus. by Mike Giles ($3.99, 3-7). Go Diego Go! returns in Bats to the Rescue, adapted by Ve-ronica Paz ($4.99, 3-7); Diego’s International Rescue League, adapted by Tina Gallo ($3.99, 3-7); and Diego Saves Christmas, adapted by Alexis Romay ($5.99, 3-7), all illus. by Art Mawhinney; and Halloween Rescue! adapted by Cynthia Stierle, illus. by Artful Doodlers ($5.99, 3-6). And Dora the Explorer returns in six titles, including Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure, adapted by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Robert Roper ($3.99, 3-7); Dora’s Pirate Treasure Hunt, adapted by Ellie Seiss, illus. by Steve Savitsky ($6.99, 3-6); and The Halloween Cat by Christine Ricci, illus. by Zina Saunders ($3.99, 4-6).
NIHAO Kai-lan introduces Kai-lan, Princess of Friends, adapted by Veronica Paz, illus. by Dave Walston ($3.99, 3-7), and Princess Kai-lan, adapted by Diana Michaels, illus. by Kellee Riley ($3.99, 4-6). Olivia TV welcomes Olivia and the Haunted House, adapted by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Patrick Spaziante ($4.99, 3-7), and Olivia and the School Carnival, adapted by Tina Gallo, illus. by Guy Wolek ($3.99, 4-7). Joining Wonder Pets! is How We Met! adapted by Billy Lopez, illus. by Michael Scanlon and Little Airplane Productions ($3.99, 3-7). The Backyardigans gains The Boo Crew, adapted by Kara McMahon, illus. by Carlo Lo Raso ($3.99, 4-6), and Hide and Go Boo! adapted by Phoebe Beinstein ($5.99, 3-6), illus. by Warner McGee. And Max & Mo offer Max & Mo Go Apple Picking and Max & Mo’s Halloween Surprise by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Brian Floca ($3.99 each, 4-6).
Robin Hill School introduces The Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Fun, and Wash Your Hands! by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon ($3.99 each, 4-6). After-School Sports Club features Touchdown! by Alyson Heller, illus. by Steve Björkman ($3.99, 4-6). SpongeBob SquarePants has six additions, including The Great Patty Caper, adapted by Erica David, illus. by Stephen Reed ($3.99, 4-8), and The Big Halloween Scare by Steven Banks, illus. by Heather Martinez ($3.99, 5-7). Bunnicula & Friends gains Scared Silly, Creepy-Crawly Birthday, and Rabbit-Cadabra! by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($3.99 each, 6-8). And Scarlett & Crimson are back in Fashion Face Off by Allyson Black, illus. by Shane L. Johnson, and Black’s Crushed, illus. by Kellee Riley ($6.99 each, 8-12).
Heads ($17.99) by Matthew Van Fleet. This look at animal heads features tabs and textures. (2-up)
The Very Best Pumpkin ($12.99) by Mark Kimball Moulton, illus. by Karen Hillard Good, tells of the special pumpkin Peter cares for all summer. (4-8)
Mostly Monsterly ($14.99) by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Scott Magoon. A young monster starting school must determine how to make friends and still be herself. (4-8)
The Tortoise or the Hare ($16.99) by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illus. by Joe Cepeda, retells this fable. (4-8)
Red Zone ($15.99) by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell. Will an outbreak of chicken pox uproot the football playoffs? (8-12)
My Little Pink Princess Purse ($19.99) by Stephen T. Johnson packages items for young princesses in a novelty box. (5-9)
SIMON & SCHUSTER UK
Dragon Orb by Mark Robson debuts with Firestorm and Shadow ($8.99 each, 9-12).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
The Gulf Island Alphabet ($16.95) by Bronwyn Preece, illus. by Alex Walton, is an ABC book centering on the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. (All ages)
Singing Away the Dark ($16.95) by Caroline Woodward, illus. by Julie Morstad, follows a girl's trek to catch the school bus in early morning. (3-7)
Runaway Alphabet ($16.95) by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Ben Frey, is an ABC book packaged with a musical CD. (3-7)
I Want to Go to the Moon ($16.95) by Tom Saunders, illus. by Cynthia Nugent. This story and CD capture Neil Armstrong's dream of going to the moon. (3-7)
The Melancholic Mermaid ($16.95) by Kallie George, illus. by Abigail Halpin, tells of a two-tailed mermaid and the circus boy who befriends her. (6-9)
The Boy in the Oak ($17.95) by Jessica Albarn. Photos illustrate this tale of faeries and nature. (6-9)
Simply Small welcomes Dotty by Paola Opal ($7.95, up to 3).
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
First Dog's White House Christmas Bear ($15.95) by J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello, illus. by Tim Bowers. In this holiday companion to First Dog, the presidential pooch asks international guests to share holiday traditions. (All ages)
Small, Medium & Large ($15.95) by Jane Monroe Donovan. At Christmas, a girl wishes for a friend to share her holiday. (All ages)
The Boy and the Moon ($15.95) by James Christopher Carroll. A boy and his animal companions celebrate the wonder of nighttime. (4-6)
Discover the World offers D Is for Down Under: An Australian Alphabet by Devin Scillian, illus. by Geoff Cook; D Is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Renée Graef; and E Is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur, illus. by Yan Nascimbene ($17.95 each, 6-10).
The Fat Boy Chronicles ($9.95) by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan. Inspired by a true story, this book describes the pain and isolation felt by an overweight teen. (12-up)
SMART KIDS PUBLISHING
Can You Make Santa Giggle? ($10.99) by Ron Berry, illus. by Chris Sharp, is a touch-and-feel tale with a sound button. (2-6)
Joy to the World, The Little Drummer Boy, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and Silent Night ($10.99 each) by David Mead, illus. by Chris Sharp, are carol-inspired books featuring a sound chip and light. (2-6)
Who's at the Door? ($10.99) by David Mead and Ron Berry, illus. by Chris Sharp, is a Halloween story with sounds and surprises behind flaps. (2-6)
The Water Wars ($16.99) by Cameron Stracher is a novel set in a future where water is more precious than gold—and worth killing for. (12-up)
Songs for a Teenage Nomad ($9.99) by Kim Culbertson. A teenager's nomadic mother keeps her from putting down roots. (12-up)
iDrakula ($8.99) by Bekka Black offers a take on the classic vampire story. (12-up)
Haunted ($9.99) by Joy Preble is the sequel to Dreaming Anastasia. (12-up)
The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball ($8.99) by Risa Green. Three friends navigate school and family with the help of a magical crystal ball. (13-up)
The Beautiful Dead adds Arizona by Eden Maguire ($8.99, 12-up).
Baby Baby Baby! ($7.99) by Marilyn Janovitz. A baby engages in activities with family members until it's time for bed. (up to 5)
Sea of Bath ($16.99) by Bob Logan. This story of a tugboat captain features ducks that squeak and windup scuba divers. (1-5)
More Bears! ($12.99) by Kenn Nesbitt, illus. by Troy Cummings. Bears ride, dance, surf, and summersault off these poem-filled pages. (1-8)
25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time ($16.99) by Len Berman offers facts, photos, and stats. (7-up)
Elliot and the Goblin War ($12.99) by Jennifer Nielson. The hero of this novel, which launches a series, inadvertently starts an interspecies war. (8-13)
The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom kicks off with The Body Thief by Stephen Giles ($12.99, 9-12). And Bran Hambric and the Specter Key by Kaleb Nation is a new Bran Hambric title ($17.99, 9-12).
Beast Friends Forever ($4.99) by Nate and Vince Evans begins a comics-illustrated series about siblings who meet the monster living under the bed. (7-10)
Doggy Divas: Roxy's Rules ($6.99) by Lauren Brown is the debut book in a series about kids who start a dog-walking business. (9-12)
Jane and the Raven King ($6.99) by Stephen Chambers. After being attacked by a man with raven wings, Jane escapes to a magical land. (9-12)
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings ($9.99) by Hélène Boudreau. A teenage girl deals with becoming a woman and discovering she's a mermaid. (9-12)
The Aristobrats ($7.99) by Jennifer Solow launches a series about four reigning students at Wallingford Academy. (10-13)
The Allegra Biscotti Collection ($8.99) by Olivia Bennett is the first book in a series about a world-famous, eighth-grade fashion designer. (10-13)
Jason Steed starts up with Fledgling by Mark Cooper ($7.99, 9-12). And The Samantha Granger Experiment debuts with Fused by Kari Lee Townsend ($8.99, 9-12).
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS
Prairie Tales adds The Enchanted Buffalo by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Donald F. Montileaux ($14.95, 7-10).
SPRING TREE PRESS
Nub and the Yawning Rabbit River ($24.95) by J.L. Kimmel and David Ceccarelli, illus. by Ceccarelli, is a tale of love, courage, perseverance, and surprises. (9-13)
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Hip, Hop ($5.95) by Catherine Hnatov. Animals hop, splash, and purr in this black and white board book. (up to 3)
What's Up, Baby? ($5.95) by Kathleen Rizzi features babies as they experience the "ups" their day can hold. (up to 3)
Good Night, Little Sea Otter ($5.95) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Wish Williams. A baby sea otter says good night to his ocean friends. (3-8)
ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN
Immortals issues Night Star by Alyson Noël ($17.99, 13-up).
The Teen's Guide to World Domination ($14.99) by Josh Shipp offers advice on various aspects of teens' lives. (13-17)
Infinite Days ($9.99) by Rebecca Maizel launches a series about a new girl at a boarding school—who happens to be a 500-year-old vampire queen. (12-up)
The Pink Locker Society debuts with Only Girls Allowed by Debra Moffitt ($6.99, 9-12). And House of Night adds The Fledgling Handbook 101 by PC Cast with Kim Doner ($12.99, 13-up).
Talking Eagle and the Lady of the Roses: The Story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe ($17.95) by Gene Gollogly, illus. by Amy Córdova, retells this tale. (6-up)
Man Gave Names to All the Animals ($17.95) by Bob Dylan, illus. by Jim Arnosky, packages this song with a CD of Dylan's original recording. (3-up)
Ten on the Sled ($14.95) by Kim Norman, illus. by Liza Woodruff. Animals go on a sleigh ride in this riff on "There Were Ten on the Bed." (3-up)
Little Chimp's Big Day ($14.95) by Lisa Schroeder, illus. by Lisa McCue, offers a jungle adventure. (3-up)
Puff, The Magic Dragon Pop-Up Book ($24.95) by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, illus. by Eric Puybaret, features pop-ups and gatefolds. (3-7)
You Are What You Eat and Other Mealtime Hazards ($12.95) by Serge Bloch illustrates food-themed idioms and metaphors. (4-up)
Ten Big Toes and a Prince's Nose ($14.95) by Nancy Gow, illus. by Stephen Constanza, delivers the message that everyone is beautiful in his or her own way. (4-7)
Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie ($14.95) by Jennifer Berne, illus. by Keith Bendis. A nerdy bird's book smarts save the day. (4-8)
1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions ($14.95) by David LaRochelle, illus. by Brenda Sexton, presents math problems that encourage creative thinking. (5-up)
Snow White: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm ($16.95) by Charles Santore offers a version of this classic. (6-9)
Kitchen Science Experiments: How Does Your Mold Garden Grow? ($12.95) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Edward Miller, rounds up kitchen experiments. (9-12)
Peter Pan and Wendy: Centenary Edition by J.M. Barrie, foreword by David Barrie, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, both illus. by Robert Ingpen ($19.95 each), present these classics with new art. (10-up)
The Babysitter's Survival Guide: Fun Games, Cool Crafts, and How to Be the Best Babysitter in Town ($12.95) by Jill D. Chassé, illus. by Jessica Secheret, is a manual for sitters. (12-up)
The Classic Fairytale Collection adds Rapunzel, retold by John Cech, illus. by Fiona Sansom ($14.95, 4-7). Little Critter welcomes Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Night Before Christmas ($7.95 each, 4-7). Helping Hands by Sarah, Duchess of York, debuts with Ashley Learns About Strangers, Emily's First Day of School, Matthew and the Bullies, Michael and His New Baby Brother, illus. by Ian Cunliffe ($7.95 each, 5-7). The Twelve Days of Christmas In... offers six books, including Arizona, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. ($12.95 each, 5-up). Unabridged Classics gains Dracula by Bram Stoker and The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Scott McKowen ($9.95 each, 10-up). And new Sterling Biographies are Chief Joseph: The Voice for Peace by Lorraine Jean Hopping, Geronimo: Apache Renegade by George Sullivan, Pocahontas: A Life in Two Worlds by Victoria Garrett Jones, Sacagawea: Crossing the Continent with Lewis & Clark by Emma Carlson Berne, Sitting Bull: Great Sioux Hero by George Edward Stanley, and Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee by Dwight Jon Zimmerman ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-up).
Your 21st Century Brain: Amazing Science Games to Play with Your Mind ($9.95) by Michael A. DiSpezio and Rob DeSalle. Published in association with the American Museum of Natural History, this ties in to the museum's exhibit on the brain. (8-12)
The Toymaker's Christmas: Paper Toys You Can Make Yourself ($7.95) by Marilyn Scott-Waters, includes materials and instructions for making 11 paper toys. (8-up)
The USA Today Almanac for Kids 2011 ($9.95) features color-coded pages. (9-12)
Inside debuts with Inside Dinosaurs by Andra Serlin Abramson, Jason Brougham, and Carl Mehling, illus. by Brougham; Inside Human Body by Aron Bruhn, illus. by Joel Ito and Kathleen Kemly; and Inside Hurricanes and Inside Tornadoes by Mary Kay Carson ($9.95 each, 9-12). Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives gains The Case of the Terrible T. rex by Michelle Torrey, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($6.95, 9-12). And joining Illustrated Classics is The Sign of the Four: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Ian Edginton, illus. by I.N.J. Culbard ($14.95, 9-12).
Ready, Set... WAIT! ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Patti Zelch, illus. by Connie McLennan, explains how nine animals sense and prepare for a hurricane. (4-9)
A Day on the Mountain ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Kevin Kurtz, illus. by Erin Hunter, reveals how animals and habitats change as the elevation increases. (4-9)
Fur and Feathers ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Laurie Allen Klein, focuses on animal coverings and classifications. (4-9)
Astro: The Steller Sea Lion ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illus. by Shennen Bersani, tells of an orphaned sea lion now living in Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium. (4-9)
Champ's Story: Dogs Get Cancer Too! ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Sherry North, illus. by Kathleen Rietz. A boy cares for his dog after the pet is diagnosed with cancer. (4-9)