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Sneak Previews: Fall 1998 Children's Books, Part I
Compiled by Shannon Maughan -- 2/16/98

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Abbeville leads the fall pack with Coyote in Love with a Star by Kreipe de Montano, illus. by Tom Coffin; and Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird by J Medicine Crow, illus. by Linda Martin, the first two titles in the new Tales of the People series published in partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.
Camelot casts a spell with Green Mango Magic by Sylvie Hosack, Calling Me Home by Patricia Hermes, Attack of the Chupacabras by Marie G. Lee, Fabulous Fantora Family Files by Adele Geras; and Ghost Can by Will Hobbs, a paperback reprint.

Avon/Flare puckers up with Z y Fools Around, Jake Finds Out and Nina Won't Tell, the first three titles in the Making Out series by Katherine Applegate; Fade Far Away by Francess Lantz; Last on Earth by Marilyn Kaye; and Heartbeat at Halftime by Stephen Wunderli.

Bantam navigates the season with Starry, Starry Night by Lurlene McDaniel, which collects three novellas about teenagers who wish upon the stars; the girls from Bonnie Bryant's Saddle Club series have moved on to high school and to Pine Hollow, a new series that launches with The Long Ride and two other titles; the Clearwater Crossing series kicks off with Get a Life and two more titles by Laura Peyton Roberts; and Sweet Valley Twins by Francine Pascal adds two titles and one Super Edition.

Bantam Skylark g s to the head of the class with Camy Baker's How to Be Popular in the Sixth Grade and Camy Baker's Love You Like a Sister, which launch the Camy Baker series by Camy Baker; and the Replica series by Marilyn Kaye debuts with Amy, Number Seven.

Bantam Starfire takes wing with Until Angels Close My Eyes, the third book in an angel-themed trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel.

Delacorte marches into fall with Soldier's Heart, the story of a young Civil War soldier by Gary Paulsen; Her s, a novel by Robert Cormier in which a soldier's life has been shattered by a terrible act; Portraits of Little Women: Christmas Dreams by Susan Beth Pfeffer, a collection of holiday stories starring the March sisters; Jungle Dogs by Graham Salisbury; and Nate the Great and the Case of the Fleeing Fang by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illus. by Marc Simont.

Doubleday rustles up Bad Guys by Andrew Glass, a picture book about the Wild West; A Cobtown Christmas by Julia Van Nutt, illus. by Robert Van Nutt, set in 1845; Laura Ingalls Wilder's Fairy P ms, compiled by Stephen Hines, illus. by Richard Hull, a collection of p try by the Little House on the Prairie author; Jesus' Day Off, a whimsical picture book by Nicholas Allan; and Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, illus. by Chris K. S ntpiet, about the strength of community.

Laurel-Leaf takes to the airwaves with fall reprints of The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney, The Lion Tamer's Daughter by Peter Dickinson, Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren, Murdered, My Sweet by Joan Lowery Nixon and Truly Grim Tales by Priscilla Galloway.

Picture Yearling fills the fall cupboard with reprints of Mother Hubbard's Christmas by John O'Brien; Folks Call Me Appleseed John and The Sweetwater Run, both by Andrew Glass; and An Alcott Family Christmas by Alexandra Wallner.

Yearling g s sleuthing with the new Adventures of Shirley Holmes series and spins a web of reprints with Spider Boy by Ralph Fletcher; The Clearing by Dorothy Reynolds Miller; Basher Five-Two by Captain Scott O'Grady with Michael French; The Gypsy Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; and Echohawk by Lynda Durrant.

Bedrick kicks off two new series this fall. Myths &Civilizations begins with The Ancient Egyptians by Sarah Quie, The Ancient Greeks by Hazel Mary Martell, The Native Americans by Marion Wood and The Vikings by Martell, all illus. by Ivan Stalio and Francesca d'Ottavi; and inaugurating Life Times is New Beginnings, Growing Up, Wedding Days and Journey's End, all by Anita Ganeri.

Beyond Words tames the season with The Time of the Lion by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Jackie Morris, a picture book set in Africa; Imagine by Bart Vivian, about encouraging creativity; Oh, How the World Is Changed When a Woman Begins to Wonder by Susan Strauss, illus. by Christina Acosta; Moon Boy's Wish by Carolyn GarcIa, a story of accepting others' differences; and More Girls Know Best: Advice from Girls for Girls on Just About Everything, compiled by Michelle R hm.

Candlewick flies through the night to Dracula's Tomb, a scrapbook-style pop-up by Colin McNaughton; Maisy the mouse returns in Maisy at the Farm and Happy Birthday, Maisy; a small boy and a large bear become pals in My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough; Classic Children's P try, edited by Michael Rosen, illus. by Paul Howard, features p ms by classic p ts; and Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram, is released in pop-up format.

Carolrhoda takes center stage with Starring Hillary by Kathy Caple, about a pleasantly plump cat who learns self-confidence; Scare Yourself to Sleep by Rose Impey, illus. by Moira Kemp, a creepy tale; and Penguin Quartet by Peter Arrhenius, illus. by Ingela Peterson, about some musical penguins.

Cedco heads for the wilderness with the launch of the new World Wildlife Fund series, which includes World Wildlife Fund Bugs and World Wildlife Fund Animal 123's, both illustrated with photographs; photos also illustrate Little Thoughts with Love, a coffee-table book of stories, p ms and essays on childhood collected by Anne Geddes.

Charlesbridge takes its place at the round table with The Making of a Knight by Patrick O'Brien; Turn of the Century by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Jan Davey Ellis, collects stories of what life was like before electricity; Anita! The Woman Behind the Body Shop by Jules Older, illus. by Lisa Kopper, profiles Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop retail chain; and toddlers learn colors in Eye Spy Colors.

Talewinds plans for a hearty fall snack with Mr. Belinsky's Bagels by Ellen Schwartz, illus. by Stefan Czernecki, about a jovial baker, and Percy to the Rescue by Steven J. Simmons, illus. by Kim Howard, featuring a daring pigeon.

Chicken Soup roars into fall with The Lyon's Pride by M.L. Stainer, the third volume in a series of historical novels; and Red Spider Jack by Margaret Campilonga, illus. by Carl Lindahl, about a tarantula that travels north on a bunch of bananas.

Children's Book Press gallops into the season with What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? by Richard Van Camp, illus. by George Littlechild, set in the Northwest Territories; From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer P ms, a bilingual collection by Francisco Alarcon, illus. by Maya Gonzalez; and The Story of Benny Len, about two boys who run away from an Indian boarding school.

Chronicle unwraps The Gift by Kristine Franklin, illus. by Barbara Lavallee, about a boy who encounters killer whales; the Doodlezoo series by Keith Potter and Ken Fulk, illus. by Keith Potter and Jana Leo de Blas, featuring wacky creatures; Seasons by Bob Barner, a picture book about choices; Waltz of the Scarecrows by Constance McGeorge, illus. by Mary Whyte, a tale of mystery; and When Pigasso Met Mootisee by Nina Laden, about the differences between a creative cow and an artistic pig.

Cinco Punto says "hola" to fall with Tell Me a Cuento/Cuentame un story by J Hayes, illus. by Vicki Trego Hill, a collection of bilingual tales of the Southwest.

Clarion builds a model fall list with Workshop by Andrew Clements, illus. by David Wisniewski, about the carving of an old-fashioned carousel horse; Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water, a picture book by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Vladimir Vagin; Wild Horses I Have Known, a photo-essay by Hope Ryden; Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Democracy by John B. Severance, a biography of the third president; and Under the Wire, an adventure by Nina Bawden.

Concordia offers The Puzzle Club Musical Mystery by Dandi Daley Mackall; The Very First Christmas by Paul Maier, illus. by Frank Ordaz; Hey, Mr. Angel by Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by Jeff Carnehl; Tuck Me In, God by Tangvald, illus. by Shelley Dieterichs; and The Junior High Survival Manual by Katrina Cassel.

Crown takes center ring with The Flying Garbonzos by Barney Salzberg, a picture book about a family of circus acrobats; Pockets by Jennifer Armstrong, illus. by Mary GrandPre; Me and My Place in Space by Annette Cable, an introduction to astronomy; Benjamin McFadden and the Robot Babysitter by Timothy Bush, a futuristic view of child care; and The Wild Colorado by Richard Maurer, the true story of an 18-year-old's exploration of the Colorado River.

Dial d sn't miss a beat with The Mightiest Heart by Lynn Cullen, illus. by Laurel Long, about a dog who is banished by its master; ABCDiscovery by Ishar Cohen, a collection of picture puzzles; Mary on Horseback by Rosemary Wells, which introduces an uncelebrated American heroine; Spotted Yellow Frogs, a pop-up by Matthew Van Fleet; and You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Weitzman and Robin Glasser, a look at how life imitates art and vice versa.

Disney buzzes into fall with A Bug's Life Counting Book by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; The Small One's Samaritan, a sequel to The Small One; Mary-Kate and Ashley Go to Disneyland, a new adventure starring the Olsen twins; and ABC Disney by Robert Sabuda, a pop-up featuring Disney characters.

Disney Paperbacks puts on its ball gown with the Disney Girls series, for girls who dream of becoming a Disney princess.

The force is with DK this fall as it releases Star Wars Cross Sections, a look at the vehicles, space ships and other details from the Star Wars movies, and Star Wars Visual Dictionary, a trivia book for fans; The DK Ultimate Children's Encyclopedia features an abundance of illustrations; and the Eyewitness Adventures series adds Incredible Atlas-Virtual Atlas and Stephen Biesty's Body Works by Stephen Biesty.

DK Ink blasts off with Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon and Minnie and Moo Go Dancing, two beginning reader titles by Denys Cazet; Alphabet Zoop! by Kim Golding, a photographic rhyming romp through the ABCs; The Well of the Wind, an original fairy tale by Alan Garner, illus. by Herve Blondon; Lucy Dove by Janice Del Negro, illus. by Leonid Gore, a retelling of a Celtic folktale; and Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne, about four people who cross paths in the park.

Dutton climbs into fall with Cat Up a Tree, a series of p ms by Anne Isaacs, illus. by Stephen Mackey; Mr. Emerson's Cook by Judith Byron Schachner, about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his determined cook; Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten by J Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff; Crocodiles, Camels, and Dug-out Can s by Bo Zaunders, illus. by Roxie Munro, which collects eight real-life adventures; and The Monkey Tree, a novel about a young artist by Janet Anderson.

Eerdmans sounds the trumpet for God's Joyful Noise by Nancy Sweetland, illus. by Tim Jonke; Miriam by Beatrice Gormley, a biography of Moses's sister; Anna's Corn by Barbara Santucci, illus. by Lloyd Bloom, a picture book set in the 1940s; Lydia by Marty Figley, illus. by Anita Riggio, in which a seller of cloth discovers the value of friendship; and The Last Fortress by Gloria Miklowitz, about three young people who give their lives in the siege of the Masada.

Element rolls out the red carpet with We're Having a Baby at Our House: A Welcome Baby Kit by Alice Chapin; Dead Giveaways by Andrew Donkin, about how real-life crimes are solved; And Now for My Next Life by James Sasse, a kids' guide to reincarnation; and A Yoga Parade of Animals by Pauline Mainland, a picture book on yoga.

Facts on File tells it like it is with the Straight Talk series for teenagers, which adds Straight Talk About Teenage Pregnancy by Paul Edelson and Straight Talk About Teenage Gambling by Carol Silverman Saunders; Career Ideas for Kids adds three new career guides; The African Diaspora by Catherine Reef joins the Library of African American History; and Into Thin Air by J.S. Kidd and Renee Kidd takes a look at air pollution.

Farrar, Straus &Giroux falls into step with Let's Follow Carl by Alexandra Day, a game of follow-the-leader with Carl the rottweiler; Song of the Molimo by Jane Cutler, about a Pygmy exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair; The Roman Twins by Roy Gerrard, in which sibling slaves save Rome from the Goths; Junebug and the Reverend by Alice Mead, about an intergenerational friendship; and Snow by Uri Shulevitz, which demonstrates the potential of a few snowflakes.

Frances Foster digs into fall with Holes by Louis Sachar, a story of crime and punishment; Victor and The Wild Boy, both by Mordicai Gerstein, are a YA novel and a picture book, respectively, based on the life of the wild boy of Aveyron; Walk the Dark Streets by Edith Baer is a sequel to A Frost in the Night, about a Jewish family in Nazi Germany; and in Cat and Mouse in the Night by Tomek Bogacki, Cat and Mouse overcome their fear of night.

First Story shines bright with The Always Moon by Karen Stormer Brooks, a picture book about feeling secure, and Together on the Mountain by Brenda Moore, illus. by Catharine Varned , in which a city girl adjusts to rural life with her grandmother.

Gibbs Smith serves us Why the Bananas Split by Rick Walton, illus. by Jimmy Holder, featuring a disruptive dinosaur.

Golden walks the dog with Poky Little Puppy: Hungry Little Puppies by Bruce Talkington, illus. by Norm Chartier; The Golden Family Treasury of P try, selected by Louis Untermeyer, illus. by Joan Walsh Anglund, reissued with a new introduction by Leonard Marcus; and Jim Henson's Scary, Scary Monsters by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Larry DeFiori, with seven new characters from archives of Jim Henson's earliest drawings.

Gold Key chills out with Fear Street Miniseries: Seniors by R.L. Stine, which questions who will survive their senior year; and Turok, which stars a popular 1940s comic character in a new YA series.

The Greenwich Workshop blasts off with Apollo: A Visual Remembrance of the Apollo Space Program Through the Paintings of Artist and Astronaut Alan Bean, with text by Andrew Chaikin; and The Earth Is My Mother by Elise Maclay, illus. by Bev Doolittle, combining Native American themes with a coming-of-age story.

Greenwillow sounds a siren with Fire Truck by Peter SIs, about a boy who thinks he's a truck; Circle Dogs by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, a picture book of shapes; No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War by Anita Lobel, a memoir of growing up in Poland during WWII; Marianthe's Story: Painted Words/Marianthe's Story: Spoken Memories by Aliki, a dual-story book about a young Greek immigrant; and Beyond the Mango Tree by Amy Bronwen Zemser, a debut novel about an American girl living in Liberia.

Grosset &Dunlap chimes in with Awesome and Cool: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions by Ruth Heller; Night-Night, Sleep Tight and Yum, Yum All Done, two rhyming stories about mealtime and bedtime by Jerry Smath; and Clang! Clang! and Ribbit! Ribbit!, the first titles in the Puffy Books series.

Inchworm noses into fall with Hello, Rudolph!, a mini-ornament book with plush reindeer; Land Before Time Read and PlayTime Set, featuring a book and vinyl playmat; Superman Photo Fun Pack, which is packaged with a 110mm camera; Babe the Sheep Pig Audio, Book, and Watch Package, which includes an original Babe storybook; and Mercer Mayer's Little Critter: Contruction Critter, a FunShaped board book.

Hachai brightens the season with Nine Spoons: A Chanukah Story by Marci Stillerman, illus. by Perrin Gerber.

Harcourt Brace purrs into fall with Top Cat by Lois Ehlert, about an unexpected friend; Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Kathryn Hewitt, portraits of the 42 presidents; Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Debi Gliori, in which Willa lulls her brother to sleep; Armageddon Summer by Bruce Coville and Jane Yolen, a novel about the end of the world; and The Disappearing Alphabet by Richard Wilbur, illus. by David Diaz, a concept book in reverse.

Browndeer dives into fall with They Swim the Seas: The Mystery of Animal Migration by Seymour Simon, illus. by Elsa Warnick; I Wonder What's Under There? A Brief History of Underwear by Deborah Nourse Lattimore, a pop-up, lift-the-flap title; The House with No Door: African Riddle-P ms by Brian Swann, illus. by Ashley Bryan; Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Greg Newbold, a picture book about hibernation; and Where Go the Boats?: Play-P ms by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by Max Grover.

Gulliver tucks in the season with Good Night, Baby Bear by Frank Asch; Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas, a counting book; Coppelia by Margot Fonteyn, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, an adaptation of the ballet; The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin, illus. by Gennady Spirin, a retelling of a Japanese folktale; and The Many Troubles of Andy Russell by David Adler, first in a new series starring a fourth grader.

Red Wagon dresses up with Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters by Dav Pilkey; Count on Me: Ten Books in a Box by Alice Provensen, ten board books packaged in a cube; Peek-A-Moo! and Row, Row, Row Your Goat, two animal board books by Bernard Most; Silly Spider by David Wood, illus. by Richard Fowler; and Leaf Baby by Mary Brigid Barrett, illus. by Eve Chwast.

Silver Whistle steps up to the plate with Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Mike Wimmer; My Name Is Georgia by Jeanette Winter, a portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe; Home: A Journey Through America by Thomas Locker, a trip to the landmarks that inspired famous American writers; Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss, about a girl's adventures on the Oregon Trail; and Bright Freedom's Song by Gloria Houston, in which a girl helps a slave escape on the Underground Railroad.

HarperCollins loads up the sleigh with Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer by Thacher Hurd; Halley Came to Jackson by Mary Chapin-Carpenter, illus. by Dan Andreasen, about a sighting of Halley's comet in Jackson, Miss.; Harold at the North Pole, in which Harold draws himself into an adventure at Santa's workshop; and The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Bruce Whatley.

The Joanna Cotler imprint makes fall introductions with Meet My Staff by Patricia Marx, illus. by Roz Chast, about a boy who has an entire staff at his beck and call; The Little Scarecrow Boy, a picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by David Diaz; Bloomability by Sharon Creech, about a girl who discovers the beauty of nature when she spends a year in Switzerland; and I Was a Teenage Faerie by Francesca Lia Block, in which a lonely girl befriends a pinkie-sized faerie with a big attitude.

Michael di Capua sizes up the season with Who Ordered Jumbo Shrimp? by Jon Agee, a collection of oxymorons; Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach, the journal of a 19-year-old heroin addict; The Spillbills by Tor Seidler, about a 12-year-old girl who loves birds; A Handful of Beans by Jeanne Steig, illus. by William Steig, a collection of fairy tales; and Pete's a Pizza by William Steig, a picture book.

Laura Geringer sets a fall table with Thanksgiving and Me by Margaret Willey, illus. by Lloyd Bloom, a picture book about the holiday; Jazper by Richard Egielski, about a young bug that loves to read; Each a Piece by Bruce Brooks, illus. by Elena Pavlov, a concept book set in a Victorian dollhouse; Little Factory by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Byron Barton, a rebus book and CD-ROM package; and a board book edition of Santa Calls by William Joyce.

HarperActive makes a slam dunk with Keepin' It Real and Throwing Some Shade, two titles in the Patrick's Pals series of basketball novels; and The Case of the Missing Carrots, The Bird-O-Rama Drama, The Knock-Knock Surprise and Just Say "Ahh!" join the Captain Kangaroo series.

HarperFestival soaps up with Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, an I Can Read title, and Good Dog, Biscuit!, a picture book; Paddington Bear is an adaptation of Michael Bond's original bear story, illus. by R.W. Alley; and Harper Growing Tree sprouts six new titles, including Cow Moo Me by Stephen Losordo, illus. by Jane Conteh Morgan, Wrapping Paper Romp by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Jennifer Plecas, and Five Little Pumpkins, illus. by Dan Yaccarino.

HarperTrophy thrills, chills and grosses out with The Babysitter's Nightmare and Other Tales Too Scary to Be True and two other titles in the Urban Legends series; fall reprints include Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang, Shade's Children by Garth Nix, Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor, and Wringer by Jerry Spinelli.

Health Communications welcomes the season with The New Kid and the Cookie Thief by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Mary O'Keefe Young, a picture book about overcoming limitations.

Holt leaps into autumn with Frog Face by John Schindel, with photos by Janet Delaney; Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming, about a cat family; The Christmas Story from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, illus. by Gennady Spirin; When Vera Was Sick by Vera Rosenberry, in which a child comes down with "spots"; and a board book edition of Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. by Ted Rand.

Houghton Mifflin hits the trail with Tracks in the Wild by Betsey Bowen, depicting wild animals and their life-size tracks; The Original Curious George by H.A. Rey, a gift edition; I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African-American P try by Catherine Clinton and Stephen Alcorn; Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby Beeler, illus. by G. Brian Karas; and the reissue of Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, illus. by Michael McCurdy.

Walter Lorraine teaches a favorite dog some new tricks with Martha in Charge by Susan Meddaugh, in which Martha the talking dog saves her friends from a bully; Lyle at Christmas by Bernard Waber features the holiday in crocodile style; and Looking Back: A Photographic Memoir by Lois Lowry tells of this author's life.

Hyperion straps on its seat belt for Zoom Broom by Margie Palatini, illus. by Howard Fine, a sequel to Piggie Pie!; Yoko by Rosemary Wells, a picture book about a sushi-loving cat; My Town by William Wegman, in which the famous weimaraners tour the neighborhood; The Doll People by Ann M. Martin, about a group of antique dolls; and The Other Shepherds by Adele Griffin, in which two sisters live in the shadow of their siblings who died in a car crash.

Jewish Lights gives directions with Telling Left from Right by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a story about healing that is based on Hasidic legend.

Kane/Miller packs up for Roberta's Vacation by Silvia Francia, a story set at the French seaside; What Is a Scab? by Genichiro Yagyu, the latest in the My Body Science biology series; and 22 Orphans by Tjibbe Veldkamp, illus. by Philip Hupman, which stars a large, plaid elephant.

Kids Can cuts a figure eight with Magic on Ice: Figure Skating Stars, Tips and Facts by Patty Cranston; Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs by Frank Asch, in which a fourth little pig adds a new twist to the favorite story; Elliot's Emergency by Andrea Beck, a picture book starring Elliot Moose; Emma and the Silk Train by Julie Lawson, illus. by Paul Mombourquette, in which a girl longs for a piece of silk; and Angels Turn Their Backs by Margaret Buffie, a novel.

Kingfisher races into fall with Flashing Fire Engines by Tony Mitton, illus. by Anthony Parker, about a crew of wacky firefighters; A Baby for Grace by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Christian Birmingham, in which Grace becomes a big sister; Dexter Gets Dressed! by Ken Wilson-Max, an interactive book; Dinosaurs, a picture book for enthusiasts; and The Kingfisher First Animal Encyclopedia.

Knopf tips its hat with Big Head by Peter Rowan, about the human brain; The Treasury of Twentieth Century Children's Literature: Notable Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud, edited by Janet Schulman; Joan of Arc, a picture-book biography by Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett; Count Karlstein, a playful spine-chiller for middle-graders by Philip Pullman; and Imagine That!, an anthology selected by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Kevin Hawkes.

Dragonfly harvests fall reprints of Apple-Picking Time by Michele Benoit Slawson, illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray; Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Annette Cable; My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes; The Ballot Box Battle by Emily Arnold McCully; and Merl &Jasper's Supper Caper by Laura Rankin.
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