The Churki Burki Book of Rhyme ($14.95) by Gita Wolf, illus. by Durga Bai, centers on two singing sisters and their life in an Indian village. (3-8)

(NBN, dist.)
Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever? ($15.95) by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Mike Gordon and Carl Gordon, is a follow-up to Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?, Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees?, etc. (3-7)

Ding! Dong! ($15.95) by Melissa Fairley, illus. by Jackie Harland. In this book with a sound-chip doorbell, readers open windows and doors to fairy tale homes. (3-5)
Sensational Senses ($18.95) by Mike Goldsmith is an interactive book about the five senses. (5-8)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ($15.95) by Mike Goldsmith explores places and creatures above, on, and inside the planet. (6-9)
The Hero's Survival Guide ($18.95) by Chris Edge draws on folklore and legend. (8-12)
Flip Flap Science issues Space Adventure and Dinosaurs by Mike Goldsmith ($9.95 each, 3-5).


Greek Myths and Legends ($11.95) retells four myths in graphic-novel format. (7-9)

The Big Book of Dinosaur Questions and Answers ($12.95) by Dougal Dixon is a guide to dinos. (7-9)

Street Chess ($13.95) by Clive Gifford. This book about street chess features a graphic-novel style. (9-12)

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My First Book Of presents Animal Babies, Horses and Ponies, and Cats & Dogs by Miranda Smith, illus. by Caroline Martin ($11.95 each, 5-7). And History Detectives welcomes The Egyptian Mummy by Fiona Macdonald, The Temple of the Sun by Emma Thomas, The Gladiator’s Secret by John Malam, and The Dinosaur Skull by Dougal Dixon ($9.95 each, 9-12)

Black and White Sparklers: Hello, Animals! and ... Hello, Bugs! ($5.95 each) by Emily Bolam feature high-contrast illustrations splashed with foil color. (1-3)
Five Little Pumpkins ($8.95) by Ben Mantle. Five pumpkins meet some funny and spooky characters in this board book. (2-5)
One Snowy Day ($8.95) by Tammi Salzano is a counting board book about a penguin in the snow. (2-5)
ABC Animal Jamboree ($16.95) by Giles Andreae, illus. by David Wojtowycz, is a rhyming exploration of the animal alphabet. (3-7)
Don't Read This Book! ($15.95) by Jill Lewis, illus. by Deborah Allwright. The king must journey through storyland to piece together his own tale. (3-7)
Hugless Douglas ($15.95) by David Melling tells the story of a young bear searching for the perfect hug. (3-7)
The Fox in the Dark ($15.95) by Alison Green, illus. by Deborah Allwright. Rabbit, Duck, Mouse, and Lamb hide from Fox—but is he as scary as everyone thinks? (3-7)
Ordinary Oscar ($15.95) by Laura Adkins, illus. by Sam Hearn. An ordinary snail searches for fame. (3-7)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ($12.95) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Kat Whelan, features the classic poem alongside glittery illustrations. (3-7)

A Christmas Prayer ($9.99) by Amy Parker is a bedtime holiday prayer book. (2-5)
One Hand, Two Hands ($16.99) by Max Lucado shows how children can use their hands to help others. (3-8)
The King's Christmas List ($14.99) by Eldon Johnson reveals the true meaning of giving at Christmas. (4-8)
The Boy Who Changed the World ($16.99) by Andy Andrews. This look at how individuals can make a difference traces the lives of historical characters. (4-8)
The Berinfell Prophecies continues with Venom and Song by Wayne Batson and Christopher Hopper ($14.99, 8-12).
You Were Made to Make a Difference ($14.99) by Jenna Lucado and Max Lucado, offers tips for making a difference in one's community and in the world. (12-17)
Izzy's Popstar Plan ($9.99) by Alex Marestaing. Launching a series, this centers on a girl trying to win a pop star challenge and includes devotional readings. (9-12)
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The Mysteries of Middlefield presents The Secrets Beneath by Kathleen Fuller ($9.99, 9-12).

House of the Star ($17.99) by Caitlin Brennan. A princess from another world joins forces with her enemy to save magical horses. (10-up)
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Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie by David Lubar adds The Big Stink ($5.99, 8-12).

The Boy from Ilysies ($17.99) by Pearl North is a sequel to Libyrinth. (13-up)
Personal Demons ($9.99) by Lisa Desrochers. In this launch novel of an urban fantasy trilogy, a girl gets caught in a tug-of-war between heaven and hell. (13-up)
Legacies ($18.99) by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgewood begins the Shadow Grail series, set at a school/orphanage in Montana. (13-up)


(IPG, dist.)


Fencer’s Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Fencing, 2nd Edition and Golfer’s Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Golf, 2nd Edition ($9.95 each) by Doug Werner include information on safety, etiquette, history, and techniques of these sports. (10-up)


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

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Special Operations by Craig Simpson introduces Wolf Squadron ($8.99, 9-12).

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Dinosaur Disaster ($8.99) by Benedict Blathwayt. After evading bullies, a dinosaur must decide whether to help his tormentors out of a tight spot. (1-5)
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Alphie by Shirley Hughes greets Jonadab and Rita ($11.99, 3-5). And Daisy returns in Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots by Kes Gray, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($7.99, 7-9).

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Day the Rains Fell ($9.99) by Anne Faundez, illus. by Karin Littlewood, centers on a goddess with a plan to end the widespread thirst on the African savannah. (5-7)

Counting on Snow ($14.95) by Maxwell Newhouse is a counting book featuring caribou, snowy owls, moose, and more. (2-5)
A Night on the Town ($15.95) by Caroline Merola. Pickles the monster runs away to the big city. (3-6)
Humpty Dumpty and Friends: Nursery Rhymes for the Young at Heart ($17.95) by Oleg Lipchenko is a collection of 20 traditional rhymes. (3-6)
Zero Kisses for Me ($12.95) by Manuela Monari, illus. by Virgine Soumagnac. A child decides kisses are for babies—until the bedtime monsters come out. (4-7)
Lulu's Piano Lesson ($16.95) by Arlene Alda, illus. by Lisa Desimini, is a book about a girl who avoids practicing the piano. (4-7)
Curtain Up! A Book for Young Performers ($17.95) by Dirk McLean, illus. by France Brassard. Amaya auditions for a professional play and learns about team effort and hard work. (6-8)
Splinters ($17.95) by Kevin Sylvester. Cindy earns enough money to join the hockey league. (6-8)
Rude Stories ($19.95) by Jan Andrews, illus. by Francis Blake, is a collection of eight irreverent stories from around the world. (6-9)
The Nightwood ($18.95) by Robin Muller is a retelling of a Celtic folktale. (8-12)
Hudson ($22.95) by Janice Weaver, illus. by David Craig, is a biography of Henry Hudson. (8-12)
Winter Shadows ($19.95) by Margaret Buffie is a time-slip novel about coming-of-age in difficult times. (11-up)
Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom ($15.95) by Susin Nielsen. Violet gets angry when her dad trades in his old life with Violet and her mom for a glamorous life in L.A. (11-14)


All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine by Monica Kulling, illus. by Bill Slavin, joins the Great Ideas Series ($17.95, 5-8). More Tales for Early Readers introduces It’s Not About the Apple!,; It’s Not About the Crumbs!,; It’s Not About the Hunter!;, It’s Not About the Pumpkin!,; and It’s Not About the Rose!,; all by Veronika Martenova Charles, illus. by David Parkins (each $5.95, 5-8). And Gunner by Judy Andrekson, illus. by Parkins, joins True Horse Stories ($7.95, 8-11).

Ghost Trackers: The Unreal World of Ghosts, Ghost-Hunting, and the Paranormal ($14.95) by Chris Gudgeon is a guide to the mysterious from the creator/producer of the TV show Ghost Hunters. (9-up)
Design It! The Ordinary Things We Use Every Day and the Not-So-Ordinary Ways They Came to Be ($20.95) by Rona Arato, illus. by Claudia Newell, is an introduction to industrial design. (10-up)
Avalanche Dance ($9.95) by Ellen Schwartz. Gwen's confrontation with her parents about an expensive dance course is interrupted by a dangerous avalanche. (10-12)
Lucy Unstrung ($12.95) by Carole Lazar. Thirteen-year-old Lucy tries to show her 28-year-old mother the error of her ways. (10-12)
Yes, You Can! Your Guide to Changing the World ($17.95) by Jane Drake and Ann Love is a nine-step guide to social change with examples of successful people and organizations. (11-up)



Paperback Series

Candlestone Inn Mysteries issues The Case of the Vanishing Valuables by Nancy Garden ($10.95, 7-12).

Paperback Series
London Confidential releases Don't Kiss Him Goodbye and Flirting with Disaster by Sandra Byrd ($6.99 each, 8-12).

My Princess Bible ($12.99) by Andy Holmes, illus. by Sergey Eliseev, shares stories of 19 biblical women. (up to 3)
Rumble! Zap! Pow! ($12.99) by Diane Stortz, illus. by Luke Daab, spotlights adventurous stories from the Bible. (3-6)

(PGW, dist.)
Bella Should Have Dumped Edward: Controversial Views & Debates on the Twilight Series ($14.95) by Michelle Pan compiles discussions from BellaAndEdward.com. (12-up)

Where Do Birds Live? ($17.95) by Claudia McGehee introduces 14 birds found in different habitats in America. (4-8)

Big Belching Bog ($15.95) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Betsy Bowen, rounds up facts about peat bogs. (4-up)
Fierce and True: Plays for Teen Audiences ($17.95) by the Children's Theatre Company collects four plays about the complexities of teens' lives. (12-18)

Giveaways: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas ($17.95) by Linda Boyden presents commonly used indigenous words. (6-up)
Grandpa's Magic Tortilla ($18.95) by Demetria Martínez, trans. by Rosalee Montoya-Read, illus. by Lisa Casaus, is a bilingual tale centering on the phenomenon of images appearing on items like doors, walls, toast—or a tortilla. (6-up)
Eco-Tracking: On the Trail of Habitat Change ($19.95) by Daniel Shaw reveals the interconnectedness of regional and larger ecosystems. (9-up)
Cell Phone Science: What Happens When You Call and Why ($24.95) by Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal introduces the technology and history of cell phones. (9-up)
The Risen Horse ($15.95) by Karen Taschek chronicles early reservation life and education at the Indian Industril sSchool in Carlisle,enn., through the perspective of a teenage Mescalero Apache girl. (12-up)

Can't Sleep Without Sheep ($16.99) by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus by Mike Wohnoutka. When the sheep of counting fame call it quits, other animals give the job a try. (3-6)
Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! ($15.99) by Margaret Mayo, illus. by Alex Ayliffe, spotlights a noisy dinosaur parade. (3-6)
Guinea Pigs Add Up ($16.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Tracy Campbell Pearson. A classroom learns to count with a gaggle of guinea pigs. (4-8)
Animal House ($16.99) by Candace Ryan, illus. by Nathan Hale, is a pun-filled tale set in a house with refrigergators, floormingoes, and manatee-vees. (4-8)
Even Monsters Need Haircuts ($14.99) by Matthew McElligott. A young barber stays out past his bedtime to make sure monsters are well coifed. (4-8)
The Twelve Bots of Christmas ($14.99) by Nathan Hale is a robot-themed spin on this carol. (4-8)
Bedtime Hullabaloo ($16.99) by David Conway, illus. by Charles Fuge. Animals on the savannah experience a riotous bedtime. (4-8)
Grandma's Gift ($16.99) by Eric Velasquez. This Christmas story is a prequel to the author's autobiographical Grandma's Records. (4-8)
Once Upon a Royal Superbaby ($16.99) by Kevin O'Malley, illus. by Scott Goto, Carol Heyer, and O'Malley, is a follow-up to Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude. (6-10)
Dear Hound ($14.99) by Jill Murphy. A deer hound puppy journeys to find his boy. (8-12)
Rules to Rock By ($16.99) by Josh Farrar. When her family moves to a new state, a teenage rock star deals with bullies, busy parents, and starting a new band. (8-12)
Sugar and Ice ($16.99) by Kate Messner. Claire contends with mean girls after she lands a scholarship to skate under an elite Russian coach in Lake Placid. (8-12)
TimeRiders ($16.99) by Alex Scarrow. When three teens are recruited by the TimeRiders agency, can they stop time travel from destroying the world? (12-up)
Where the Truth Lies ($16.99) by Jessica Warman is a companion to Breathless. (14-up)
Hush ($16.99) by Eishes Chayil. This pseudonymous author, who grew up in the Chassidic world in Poland, tells of a girl's struggle within a closed society. (14-up)
The Drake Chronicles continues with Blood Feud and Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey ($16.99 each, paper $9.99, 12-up). And Perfect Fire Trilogy issues Paradise Red by K.M. Grant ($17.99, 12-up).

(PGW, dist.)
At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Madeleine Dunphy, illus. by Michael Rothman, examines this animal, on which many different species depend to survive. (5-9)

Hope in Patience ($16.95) by Beth Fehlbaum. Fifteen-year-old Ashley, recovering from her stepfather's sexual abuse, is sent to live with her father and his new family. (13-up)
The Princess of Las Pulgas ($16.95) by C. Lee McKenzie. A formerly wealthy teenager is forced to make major adjustments and re-evaluate the meaning of friendship after her family moves to an impoverished community. (13-up)
Pull ($16.95) by B.A. Binns follows an African-American high school senior as he struggles to keep his younger sisters together after the death of their mother at their father's hands. (14-up)
I Am Nuchu ($16.95) by Brenda Stanley. Cal, a half Native American teen, is angry and disappointed when his parents divorce and he must move with his mother and siblings back to the reservation in Utah where she grew up. (14-up)

(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
In Just One Second ($15.99) by Silvio Freytes, illus. by Flavio Morias, uses urban street scenes to teach the concept of time. (4-7)
The Bear with the Sword ($15.99) by Davide Cali, illus. by Gianluca Foli. A bear searches for the culprit who caused the flood that washed away his house. (4-8)
The Red Piano ($16.99) by André Leblanc, illus. by Barroux, recounts the childhood of concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei during China's Cultural Revolution. (7-9)
Santa's Suit ($9.99) by Davide Cali, illus. by Éric Heliot. When Santa forgets to clean his suit for Christmas, his dog sews him a new one. (5-7)

A Practical Guide to Dragon Magic ($12.95) by Susan Morris offers tips on such activities as flying, breathing fire, and casting spells. (6-up)
Young Wizards Handbook: How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-On Activities for Monster Hunters ($12.95) by A.R. Rotruck contains crafts, games, puzzles, and monster facts. (8-12)
Aldwyn's Academy ($9.95) by Nathan Meyer is a companion novel to A Practical Guide to Wizardry. (8-12)
The Sentinels ($17.95) by R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore concludes the Stone of Tymora trilogy. (10-14)

Perfect Piggies! Book and Plush Gift Set ($16.95) by Sandra Boynton packages a board book and plush piggy in a plastic box. (up to 3)
How Big Is the Lion? ($14.95) by William Accorsi. This interactive board book includes a ruler for readers to measure objects pictured. (3-up)
Beautiful Oops! ($11.95) by Barney Saltzberg is a board book with pop-ups and flaps that reveals that mistakes can lead to new adventures. (3-up)
Amazing Cows! ($11.95) by Sandra Boynton rounds up cow-themed stories, jokes, poems, comics, and quizzes. (5-8)
10-Minute Puppets ($10.95) by Noel MacNeal shows how to make 30 puppets from household objects. (4-up)
Mummy Mazes ($10.95) by Elizabeth Carpenter offers poster-size mazes set in ancient Egypt. (6-up)
Do Something ($13.95) by Nancy Lublin, Vanessa Martir, and Julia Steers of DoSomething.org is a guide for kids who want to make a difference in the world. (8-12)
Potato Chip Science ($17.95) by Allen Kurzweil compiles 29 experiments using potatoes and chips. (8-12)
10-Minute Bananagrams! ($8.95), created by Abe and Rena Nathanson, puzzles by Joe Edley, presents 500 anagram puzzles inspired by this game. (8-up)
Up Your Score (201–2012 Edition) ($12.95) by Larry Berger, Michael Colton, Manek Mistry, Paul Rossi, and Alan Hatfield, offers SAT test-taking strategies. (13-up)

Animal Adventures Collection ($14.99) by Mission City Press packages four board-book Bible stories in a carrying case. (2-5)
The Dreamy, Fishy, Happy Bible Storybook ($9.99) by Allia Nolan and Nadine Wickenden. This lift-the-flap board book presents six biblical tales. (3-up)
Papa's Pastries ($15.99) by Charles Toscano and Snjya Lamut is a story emphasizing the importance of family, faith, compassion, and community. (4-7)
Children of God Storybook Bible ($18.99) by Archbishop Desmond Tutu retells more than 50 biblical tales. (4-7)
Saint Francis and the Nativity ($16.99) by Myrna Strasser and Fausto Bianchi weaves together the Nativity story and the fictional tale of a shepherd boy who helps Saint Francis of Assisi reveal the true meaning of Christmas. (4-7)
17 Christmases ($16.99) by Dandi Mackall and Michelle Noiset tells of a child's Christmas trip to see family and friends. (4-7)
Berenstain Bears Show God's Love ($10.99) by Jan and Mike Berenstain collects five books. (4-7)
Junior and Laura Share the Year Together ($4.99) by Lisa Vischer and Mary Murray is a board book tale about sharing. (4-7)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Read-Aloud Edition ($17.99) by C.S. Lewis, presents this classic novel. (8-up)
The Chronicles of Narnia 60th Anniversary Edition ($100) by C.S. Lewis is a boxed set of the seven books in this series. (8-up)
Jackson Jones: The Tale of a Boy, an Elf, and a Very Stinky Fish ($12.99) by Jennifer Kelly is a story revealing God's love for each individual. (9-12)
Saint Training ($14.99) by Elizabeth Fixmer addresses concerns and crises that girls experience. (9-12)
A Girl Named Mister ($15.99) by Nikki Grimes offers a portrait of two young women, two pregnancies, and a timeless truth. (15-18)
Big Idea Books adds VeggieTales Veggie Values: A Board Book Collection ($14.99, 25); and Bob Lends a Helping... Hand? by Mike Nawrocki and Cindy Kenney, Peas and Thank You by Nawrocki, and Larry Learns to Listen by Karen Poth ($4.99 each, 4-7).
David and God's Giant Victory ($3.99) by Dennis Jones includes two stories about trusting God. (4-7)
Daniel, God's Faithful Follower ($3.99) by Dennis Jones retells this biblical tale. (4-7)
Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving and Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts ($3.99 each) by Jan and Mike Berenstain are stories that teach lessons. (4-7)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Quest for the Lost Lords ($3.99) by C.S. Lewis relays this tale. (4-8)
The Three Wise Guys ($4.99) by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee. A boy is no longer averse to being in the Christmas pageant when he realizes the holiday's true meaning. (6-9)
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Book & CD ($29.99) by C.S. Lewis includes four CDs featuring Derek Jacobi reading. (8-up)
The Skin You're In: Discovering True Beauty ($7.99) by Nancy Rue discusses the real meaning of beauty. (9-12)
Speaking Up: The Sarah Palin Story ($6.99) by Kim Washburn is a biography of this politician. (9-12)
Breaking Through by Grace: The Bono Story ($6.99) by Kim Washburn profiles this musician and activist. (9-12)
Dark Sons ($8.99) by Nikki Grimes. The parallel stories of two young men separated by millennia but united through shared experience underscores biblical truths. (15-18)
The Healer's Apprentice ($9.99) by Melanie Dickerson is a tale presenting a Christian perspective on romance. (15-18)
Paperback Series
I Can Read/Made by God offers Spiders, Snakes, Bees, and Bats;, Poisonous, Smelly, and Amazing Plants; and Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, and Horses ($3.99 each, 4-7). Jesus, God's Great Gifts joins I Can Read/Dennis Jones ($3.99, 4-7). I Can Read issues The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Aboard the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis ($3.99, 4-8). On the Runway continues with Rendezvous by Melody Carlson ($9.99, 13-16). And Real Life adds Tournaments, Cocoa & One Wrong Move by Nancy Rue ($9.99, 13-16).