It's Mine!: Or the Little Raven's Mischief by Nele Moost, illus. by Annet Rudolph ($14.95). Raven the trickster learns that sharing brings happiness. (3-7)


Felix Explores Our World: An Activity Book by Marc Tayler Nobleman, illus. by George Ulrich ($8.95). This globe-trotting rabbit introduces brainteasers, games and puzzles. (5-10)


The Worst Band in the Universe: A Totally Cosmic Musical Adventure by Graeme Base ($19.95). A science fiction/fantasy tale, with a CD of music composed and performed by Base. (All ages)

Wings of an Artist: Children's Book Illustrators Talk About Their Art, introduction by Julie Cummins, activity guide by Barbara Kiefer ($17.95). More than 20 illustrators discuss art and creative inspiration. (All ages)

Animal Trunk: Silly P ms to Read Aloud by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Gabriel ($14.95), collects animal p ms. (3-5)

Bunnies, Crocodiles, and Me: Stories of Baby Beginnings by Peter Allen, Catherine Bénas, et al. ($14.95), examines where animals come from. (3-8)

Gift Horse: A Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson ($14.95) portrays 19th-century Native American life on the plains. (4-8)

Dudley: The Little Terrier That Could by Stephen Green-Armytage ($12.95). A fable about an optimistic terrier. (4-8)

Buried Blueprints: Maps and Sketches of Lost Worlds and Mysterious Places by Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh ($19.95) includes 14 fold-out illustrations. (8-12)

Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures Were Her Life by Susan Goldman Rubin ($19.95). An autobiography of this photographer, illustrated with her photos. (10-13)


(Andrews McMeel, dist.)

So, You Want to Be a Pro? by Pellom McDaniels III ($14.95). An NFL player offers tips for aspiring pro athletes. (11-17)


Blueberry Sh by Ann Dixon, illus. by Evon Zerbetz ($15.95, paper $8.95). A child finds his lost sh on a blueberry-picking expedition. (3-up)


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

The Sometimes Giant by Sam Lewis Williams ($19.95) puts a new spin on "Jack and the Beanstalk." (3-5)

The Wind in the Wallows by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross ($15.95). A mysterious smell interrupts an idyllic summer afternoon. (4-7)

A Sunday with Grandpa by Philippe Dupasquier ($19.95). A girl visits her grandfather in the country. (4-7)

Jack's Big Race by Michael Foreman ($19.95). Jack's grandfather helps him build a raft to sail in a race. (4-7)


Frightened Fred by Peta Coplans ($8.95). A "scaredy cat" overcomes his fear and becomes a hero. (4-7)


Strength of the Heart: Marcus Allen's Life's Little Playbooks by Marcus Allen and Carlton Stowers ($14.95). NFL player Allen discusses the people who inspired him. (8-12)

List Your Self for Kids: Listmaking as a Fun Way to Get to Know Yourself by Ilene Segalove and Charlotte Blumenfeld ($12.95) includes 100 listmaking ideas. (10-up)


Something to Color the Whole Year Through by Mary Engelbreit ($9.95) collects 30 designs to color. (6-10)


(Firefly, dist.)

Families by Debbie Bailey, illus. by Sue Huszar ($19.95). Six stories focus on a child's family. (1-3)

Facing the Day by Laurel Dee Gugler, illus. by Deirdre Betteridge ($15.95). A child encounters many faces. (2-4)

Munschworks 2: The Second Munsch Treasury by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko and Hélène Desputeaux ($19.95). A collection of five books. (4-7)

One Duck by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Ruth Ohi ($18.95). The tale of a man who shows compassion for a duck. (4-7)

Ooo-Cha! by Colleen Sydor, illus. by Ruth Ohi ($17.95). A spoof on "Little Red Riding Hood." (4-7)

A Seal in the Family by Maria Coffey, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes ($17.95), is the story of an adopted baby seal. (4-7)


Create Your Own Millennium Time Capsule by Sheryl Shapiro and Tina Forrester ($7.95) tells how to put together a time capsule. (8-12)


Tomasa the Cow/La vaca Tomasa by Pietrapiana ($14.95). A bilingual tale of a cow in search of her destiny. (3-8)

Benitos Bizcochitos/Los bizcochitos de Benito by Ana Baca, trans. by Julia Mercedes Castilla, illus. by Anthony Accardo ($14.95). A bilingual fable about a boy and his special cookies. (4-8)

Family, Familia by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, illus. by Pauline Rodriguez Howard ($14.95). The story of an extended family, told in English and Spanish. (5-9)


Emilio by Julia Mercedes Castilla ($9.95). A boy adapts to his new country. (12-up)


Best-Loved Parables: Stories Jesus Told by Lois Rock, illus. by Gail Newey ($16.99). A collection of 17 parables. (All ages)

Water, Come Down! The Day You Were Baptized by Walter Wangerin, illus. by Gerardo Suzn ($16.99). God™s power and love are demonstrated through baptism. (All ages)

Brother Gabriel and the Secret of Christmas by Bob Hartman, illus. by Matthew Archambault ($16.99). A chapter book that includes discussion-starters and brief prayers. (All ages)


How & Why Stories: World Tales Kids Can Read and Tell by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ($21.95, paper $12.95), explains why animals and plants look or act the way they do. (7-11)


Little Johnny Buttermilk by Jan Wahl, illus. by Jennifer Mazzucco ($15.95). A boy outwits a witch in this British folktale. (4-8)

Paperback Reprint:Granny Will Your Dog Bite: And Other Mountain Rhymes by Gerald Milnes, illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root ($9.95, 4-8).


Paperback Series:David Brin's Out of Time adds Tiger in the Sky by Sheila Finch and The Game of Worlds by Roger MacBride Allen ($4.99 each, 12-up).


Sky Rider by Nancy Springer ($15) is set in a world where spirits c xist with humans. (8-12)

Enchanted Runner by Kimberly Griffiths Little ($15). A boy visits his Pueblo ancestors. (8-12)

F Is for Fabuloso by Marie G. Lee ($15). A Korean-American girl is caught between two worlds. (8-12)

A Kid's Guide to America's Bill of Rights by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Anna Divito ($16). An introduction to this document. (8-12)

Over Jordan by Norma Johnston ($15) is a novel set in the Midwest before slavery was abolished. (8-12)


Bon Voyage, Christie & Company by Katherine Hall Page ($3.99). Three young detectives travel to Quebec. (8-12)

Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors and Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters, compiled by Bruce Coville ($4.99 each), are story collections. (8-12)

Paperback Series:Making Friends starts up with Wise Up, Alex; Cool It, Carrie; Face Facts, Sky; and Grow Up, Amy by Kate Andrews ($3.99 each, 8-12). The King's Daggers debuts with Sir Stalwart: Book One by Dave Duncan ($4.99, 8-12). Goners adds Disorderly Conduct by Jamie Simons and E.W. Scollon ($3.99, 8-12). And Emily Costello's Bad Luck Lion joins Animal Emergency ($3.99, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints:Don't Try This at Home: Science Fun for Kids on the Go by Vicki Cobb and Kathy Darling ($4.50, 8-12); The Fabulous Fantoras, Book I: Family Files by Adèle Geras, illus. by Eric Brace; Green Mango Magic by Sylvie Hossack; Dinosaur Habitat by Helen V. Griffith; Calling Me Home by Patricia Hermes; Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan; Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub by Jamie Gilson; and Anne Frank: Life in Hiding by Johanna Hurwitz ($3.99 each, 8-12); The Maze by Will Hobbs, The Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks, Night of the Chupacabras by Marie G. Lee and The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Lasting Ech s: An Oral History of Native American People by Joseph Bruchac ($5.99, 8-12).


Paperback Series:Enchanted Hearts debuts with The Haunted Heart and Love Him Forever by Cherie Bennett, Eternally Yours by Jennifer Baker, Love Potion by Janet Quin-Harkin and Spellbound by Phyllis Karas ($4.50 each, 12-up). And Katherine Applegate's Making Out has six additions ($3.99 each, 12-up).


Paperback Reprints:Fade Far Away by Francess Lantz, Deal with a Ghost by Marilyn Singer and The China Garden by Liz Berry ($6.99 each, 12-up).


Little Boys Bible Storybook for Mothers and Sons by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk ($16.99) contains 50 stories that encourage mothers and sons to share. (4-7)

Little Girls Bible Christmas Storybook by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk ($7.99). A collection of Christmas-themed stories. (4-7)

The New Kids Book of Angel Visits by Ann Adams, illus. by Marlene McAuley ($6.99), retells Bible stories of angel appearances. (4-8)

D Sia: Bannock Girl and the Handcart Pioneers by Kenneth Thomasma, illus. by Agnes Vincen Talbot ($9.99, $5.99 paper). Two girls struggle to survive a life-threatening storm. (12-15)


Slowdown at Sears Point and Doubt at Daytona by Ken Stuckey ($5.99 each). Two adventure/mysteries centering around the NASCAR circuit. (10-17)

Series:Precious Moments adds Precious Moments Christmas Play by Joanne De Jonge, illus. by Samuel Butcher ($12.99, 3-9).




Takedown by E.M.J. Benjamin ($9.95). Jake's wrestling career is threatened by epilepsy. (12-up)


Paperback Series:Sweet Valley Jr. High by Francine Pascal adds How to Ruin a Friendshipand Cheating on Anna ($3.99 each, 8-12); and Too Popular, Thin Switch, Got a Problem? and Third Wheel ($4.50 each, 8-12). Pascal's SVH Senior Year welcomes Boy Meets Girl and Maria Who? ($3.99 each, 12-up); and The One That Got Away, Broken Angel, Take Me On and Bad Girl ($4.50 each, 12-up). New Love Stories are Behind His Back by Diane Schwemm ($3.99, 12-up); All That, a Super Edition by Lynn Mason, Playing for Keeps by Nina Alexander and His Other Girlfriend by Liesa Abrams ($4.50 each, 12-up); and The Dance, a Super Edition by Craig Hillman, Kieran Scott and Elizabeth Skurnick ($4.99, 12-up). Clearwater Crossing by Laura Peyton Roberts continues with No Doubt, More Than This and Hope Happens ($3.99 each, 12-up). Bonnie Bryant's Pine Hollow gains Penalty Points, Course of Action and Riding to Win ($4.50 each, 12-up). And Sweet Valley University by Francine Pascal reopens its doors with Summer of Love and Loving the Enemy, a SVU Thriller ($3.99 each, 14-up); Living Together, Fooling Around and Truth or Dare ($4.50 each, 14-up); and Killer Party, a SVU Thriller ($4.99, 14-up).


Paperback Series:Fairy School by Gail Herman flies on with Mixed-up Magic and The Best Book Ever! ($3.99 each, 6-9). Lois Gladys Leppard's The Mystery at Miss Abigail's is a new Young Mandie Mystery ($4.50, 7-10). Replica by Marilyn Kaye adds The Best of the Best, Mystery Mother and The Fever ($4.50 each, 8-12). Encyclopedia Browngreets Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sleeping Dog ($4.50, 8-12); and Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander ($4.50, $14.95 hardcover, 8-12). New to the Camy Baker series is Camy Baker's Your Secrets & Mine: A Notebook of Your Thoughts and Favorites by Camy Baker ($4.50, 9-12). The Saddle Club by Bonnie Bryant canters on with Lucky Horse ($3.99, 9-12); and Carole: The Inside Story, a Special Edition ($4.50, 9-12).


Angel of Mercy by Lurlene McDaniel ($8.95). Heather and Ian fall in love while on a mission trip to Uganda. (12-up)

Paperback Series: Reach for Tomorrow by Lurlene McDaniel concludes the One Last Wish series ($4.50, 10-up).


Jesus Wants All of Me, adapted and illus. by Phil Smouse ($14.99), retells Oswald Chamber's classic My Utmost for His Highest for young readers. (3-7)


Forest Singer by Sylvia Sikundar, illus. by Alison Astill ($15.95). A Pygmy boy's determination earns him respect. (4-8)

Freaky Tales from Far and Wide, retold by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Lisa Berkshire ($15.95), collects seven stories. (4-8)

Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by Richard Walker, illus. by Niamh Sharkey ($15.95), retells this story. (4-8)

A Child's Book of Blessings, compiled by Sabrina Dearborn, illus. by Olwyn Whelan ($16.95). Prayers from around the world. (4-8)

The Seeds of Peace by Laura Berkeley, illus. by Alison Dexter ($15.95). A tale about the relative value of happiness and riches. (4-12)

Mary's Story by Sarah Boss, illus. by Helen Cann ($16.95), traces the life of Jesus's mother. (4-up)

Marriage of the Rain Goddess: A South African Myth by Margaret Wolfson, illus. by Clifford Parms ($15.95), is a Zulu myth about the marriage between heaven and earth. (6-10)

Cooking with Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon: A Cookbook for Kids by Jules Bass, illus. by Debbie Harter ($16.95), serves up meat-free recipes. (6-10)

The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins by John Matthews, illus. by Giovanni Manna ($19.95), is an anthology of tales from around the world. (6-10)

Please, Mr. Crocodile!: P ms About Animals, edited by Tessa Strickland, illus. by Rosslyn Moran ($16.95), collects new and familiar animal p ms. (6-10)

A Pocketful of Stars: P ms About the Night, compiled by Nikki Siegen-Smith, illus. by Emma Shaw-Smith ($16.95), celebrates nighttime. (6-10)

Grandmothers' Stories: Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures by Burleigh Mutén, illus. by Siân Bailey ($19.95), collects stories about grandmothers. (6-up)

While the Bear Sleeps: Winter Tales and Traditions by Caitlín Matthews, illus. by Judith Mills ($19.95), focuses on winter-themed stories and traditions. (6-up)

The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera by Shahrukh Husain, illus. by James Mayhew ($19.95), rounds up seven classic tales about opera. (8-up)

Stories from the Silk Road by Cherry Gilchrist, illus. by Nilesh Mistry ($19.95), offers facts and stories about this ancient trade route. (8-up)


Bear's Busy Family by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($13.95). The Bear family prepares for a special occasion. (2-6)

The Emperor Who Forgot His Birthday by Jim Edmiston ($14.95). A hide-and-seek tale of a forgetful emperor. (2-6)

Zoë and Her Zebra by Clare Beaton ($14.95). This alphabet book stars children and animals from many cultures. (2-6)

Night-Time Numbers: A Scary

Counting Book by Susan L. Roth ($15.95) introduces a monster, bats and other creatures. (2-6)


Little Blanket Books: Lazy Little Kitten and Puppy Puppy, Peekaboo by Frances C , illus. by Rebecca Elgar ($3.95 each), are books packaged with miniature security blankets. (Infant-3)

Away in a Manger ($12.95) is a padded cloth Christmas book. (1-4)

Where Are You Hiding, Little Lamb? by Hiawyn Pram and Jonathan Langley ($10.95). Readers lift flaps to find nursery rhyme characters. (3-6)

Oscar's Starry Night by Joan Stimson, illus. by Meg Rutherford ($12.95). Oscar and his friend camp out in the yard. (3-6)

Monster Madness Books: Bertie Bones and Gussie Ghost by Tim Wood, illus. by Jane Massey ($4.95 each), are Halloween pop-up books. (3-7)

Belly Buttons by Jutta Langreuter, illus. by Andrea Hielbrook ($12.95), explains the connections among mothers, babies and belly buttons. (3-7)

No More Fleas by Anne Peutrell ($7.95). The fleas living in a cat's coat decide to join the circus. (4-7)

Atlas of Human Origins by Henri de Saint-Blanquat, illus. by Benoit Clarys ($16.95), focuses on the first humans. (10-up)

Series:Around the World takes off with Animals and Children by Jannie Brisseau ($9.95 each, 3-up). And Supreme Machines debuts with Airplanes and Racing Cars ($14.95 each, 8-up).


Jump In! by Ian Whybrow, illus. by David Melling ($6.95), is a counting book featuring animals. (3-6)

Money $ense for Kids by Hollis Harman ($9.95). A guide to saving, spending and investing money. (8-up)

Word Wizardry by Margaret and William Kenda ($9.95) offers games, puzzles and jokes to build language skills. (8-up)

Matchstick Fun Book by Dennis Patten ($9.95) packages matchsticks with a book of magic tricks, puzzles and brain teasers. (11-up)

Paperback Series: New Little Barron's Toddler Books are Freddie Gets a Haircut, Freddie G s to the Beach, Freddie G s to Playgroup and Freddie Visits the Doctor by Nicole Smee; Time for Bed, Elephant Small and Elephant Small G s to a Party by Sally Grindley and Andy Ellis; and Five Little Ducks and Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Penny Dann ($4.95 each, 1-3).

The Petsitters Club continues with The Rude Parrot and The Christmas Kitten by Tessa Krailing, illus. by Jan Lewis ($3.95 each, 7-10). Marlene Targ Brill's Sports Success starts up with Winning Women in Ice Hockey and Winning Women in Soccer ($6.95 each, 10-up). New Ticktock Guides are The Unexplained Series: Ghosts by John Guy, Monsters by Jonathan Clements, Psychic Phenomena by Rhiannon Lassiter and UFOs by John Duncan; and Natural Disasters Series: Earthquakes and Hurricanes & Tornad s by Neil Morris, Fire & Flood by Nicky Barber and Volcan s by Philip Steele ($5.95 each, 10-up). The Mysterious World gains Fantastic Creatures and The Future by Ivor Baddiel and Tracey Blezard ($6.95 each, 10-up).


Series: New to Look Who Lives In... by Alan Baker are Look Who Lives in the Desert and Look Who Lives in the Arctic ($14.95 each, 6-up). Ancient Greece debuts with Gods and Goddesses by John Malam and Greek Theatre, The Original Olympics and Daily Life by Stewart Ross ($18.95 each, 8-up). Building Works by John Malam breaks ground with Airport and Hospital, both illus. by David Cuzik ($16.95 each, 8-up). Joining The Incredible Journey is The Incredible Journey to the Planets by Nicholas Harris, illus. by Alessandro Rabatti and Ricciardi di Gaudesi ($18.95, 8-up). The Other Half of History adds Women in Ancient Egypt and Women in Ancient Greece by Fiona MacDonald ($17.95 each, 8-up). Myths and Civilization gains Myths and Civilization of the Celts and Myths and Civilization of the Ancient Romans by Hazel Mary Martell ($16.95 each, 8-up). Myths of the World continues with Egyptian Myths by Jacqueline Morley, illus. by Giovanni Caselli ($22.50, 8-up). The World of the Roman Emperor joins The World Of... by Peter Chrisp, illus. by L.R. Galants, Manuela Capon, etc. ($19.95, 10-up). In Search of Knossos and In Search of Pompeii by Giovanni Caselli are new to In Search Of... ($18.95 each, 10-up). The Atlas Series adds The Children's Atlas of World History by Neil de Marco and The Atlas of the Medieval World in Europe by Michel Pierre, illus. by Paola Ravaglia, Matteo Chesi and Ivan Stalio ($19.95 each, 10-up). And Sound Trackers croons on with Heavy Metal and 1980s Pop by Bob Brunning ($15.95 each, 12-up).


God's Garden: A Bible Companion of Children's Stories by Adam Fisher ($12.95). Original stories that fill in missing details from Bible stories. (5-12)


Paperback Reprint:The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron ($5.99, 9-12).


Paperback Series:Tom Clancy's Net Force adds The Great Race, End Game and Cyberspy by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik ($4.99 each, 12-15). Cheryl Zach's Secret Admirer is new to Dear Diary ($4.50, 12-15). And University Hospital has two additions by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld ($4.50 each, 12-15).


Annika's Secret Wish by Beverly Lewis ($14.99) is a Christmas tale about the importance of giving and sharing. (All ages)

God Made Colors... FOR ME!, God Made Shapes... FOR ME! and God Made ABC's... FOR ME! by Christine Tangvald, illus. by Tony Griego ($4.99 each), are concept books. (1-3)

Hold the Boat! by Jeremiah Gamble ($12.99) retells a familiar Old Testament tale. (4-8)

From the Secret Place in My Heart: The Diary of Christina Juliet Miller by Robin Jones Gunn ($5.99) presents the diary of the main character in the Christy Miller series. (12-up)


Bad to the Bone by Miles McPherson ($8.99) profiles 15 biblical characters. (12-18)

What's with the Mutant in the Microscope? by Kevin Johnson and James R. White ($7.99) offers Bible-based answers to questions on evolution. (12-up)

Departures by Robin Jones Gunn and Wendy Lee Nentwig ($9.99) collects three stories. (12-up)

Find Your Fit Discovery Workbook by Jane Kise and Kevin Johnson ($6.99). A religious guide to the future. (13-18)

Paperback Series: You Are Wonderfully Made! by Lois Gladys Leppard is new to Let's Talk About It for Kids ($7.99, 8-13).

Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($15.95), tells of a girl who kept a lighthouse lighted during a storm. (All ages)

The Night Tiger: Are You Afraid of the Dark? by Dugald Steer, illus. by Gail Newey ($15.95), presents the story of a girl's search for a tiger. (2-8)

Paperback Series: Your Words, Your World is the third Girls Know Best title ($8.95, 7-16).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)}We Animals Would Like a Word with You by John Agard, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura ($19.95, paper $8.95), is a p try collection featuring animals. (4-7)

The Second Katie Morag Storybook by Mairi Hedderwick ($17.95). Stories and rhymes from this Scottish heroine. (5-7)


(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)

Series: The Kids Take series by Christine Diamond and Andrea Moriarty travels with Kids Take L.A. and Kids Take New York ($15.95 each, all ages).


The Starry Night by Neil Waldman ($15.95). A boy meets Vincent Van Gogh in Central Park. (All ages)

Angel Prayers by Susan Heyb r O'Keefe, illus. by Sofia Suzán ($15.95). A collection of prayers. (2-6)

Kangaroo and Cricket by Lorianne Siomades ($10.95) reveals similarities between pairs of animals. (3-6)

Poof! by John O'Brien ($14.95). A wizard and his wife try to avoid chores. (4-8)

Madoulina by Joël Eboueme Bognomo ($14.95, paper $6.95). A West African girl dreams of becoming a doctor. (4-8)

Vacation in the Village by Pierre Yves Njeng ($14.95, paper $6.95). An African boy leaves his city home to visit his grandparents' village. (4-8)

It's Just a Game by John Farrell, illus. by John Emil Cymerman ($15.95, paper $7.95). Adults at a children's soccer game behave badly. (4-8)

Barn Savers by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Ted Lewin ($15.95). A father and son dismantle a barn, saving the parts to use again. (5-8)

The Video Shop Sparrow by Joy Cowley, illus. by Gavin Bishop ($15.95). Two boys try to rescue a sparrow trapped in a store. (5-up)

Wonders by Effie Lee Newsome, illus. by Lois Mailou Jones ($14.95, paper $8.95). A collection of p ms. (6-8)

My Name Is Jorge by Jane Medina, illus. by Fabricio Vanden Br ck ($14.95, paper $7.95). P ms depict a boy's struggle to adjust to life in a new country. (7-up)

Coyote: North America's Dog by Stephen Swinburne ($15.95) focuses on this species. (7-up)

Bizarre Birds by Doug Wechsler ($17.95) examines the habits of birds from various countries. (8-12)

Lost Treasures of the Inca by Peter Lourie ($18.95). Text and photos explore the history of the Incas. (8-up)

Wild Country by David Harrison ($14.95). P ms celebrate the mountains, forest and sea. (9-up)

Kat's Surrender by Theresa Martin Golding ($14.95). A teenager copes with her mother's death from cancer. (10-up)


Hidden Pictures 2000, Vol. 1“4, selected by Jody Taylor ($4.95), depicts anniversaries and events that will occur in 2000. (5-9)

Merry Things to Make: Christmas Fun and Crafts by Diane Cherkerzian and Colleen Van Blaricom, illus. by Allan Eitzen and Anita Louise ($7.95), presents holiday crafts. (5-12)

Bogus Beasts: In Search of Imaginary Animals by Jeff O'Hare, illus. by Marc Nadel ($7.95), challenges kids to find the "bogus beast" in each puzzle. (7-12)

Paperback Reprints:Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen Winnick ($7.95, 4-8); The Summer My Father Was Ten by Pat Brisson, illus. by Andrea Shine ($7.95, 5-up); Leah's Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich, illus. by Michael Garland ($8.95, 5-up); The Big Tree by Bruce Hiscock ($7.95, 6-up); Searchin' Safari by Jeff O'Hare, illus. by Marc Nadel ($7.95, 7-12); and Been to Yesterdays: P ms of a Life by Lee Bennett Hopkins ($8.95, 8-up).


Noah's Ark by Georgie Adams, illus. by Anna C. Leplar ($12.99). A retelling of this Bible story. (4-7)

While Shepherds Watched by Jenni Fleetwood, illus. by Peter Melnyczuk ($12.99). An eight-year-old shepherd boy watches as a lamb is born and is visited by an angel. (4-7)

Christmas Countdown by Linda Perry, illus. by Alan Perry ($6.99), is shaped like a mantle clock and has a spinning date wheel and movable clock hands. (4-10)

Series: New Lift-the-Flap Books by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Maxie Chambliss, are Bible Friend Adventures and Bible Hero Adventures ($8.99 each, 3-6). Little Children's Bible Books by Anne de Graaf, illus. by José Pérez Montero, adds three titles ($5.99 each, 3-6). There are four new Pick-a-Prayer titles by Suzy-Jane Turner ($4.99 each, 3-6). Hubcap Kids Adventures moves on with Whitecaps Sets His Sails by Pat Sunseri ($14.99, 4-7). Our Neighborhood grows with Enid and the Dangerous Discovery and Enid and the Church Fire, both by Cynthia Williams, illus. by Betty Harper ($11.99 each, 4-10). And Chip Hilton Sports Series by Claire Bee gains volumes 9-12 ($5.99 each, 8-14).


Bedtime and Playtime ($7.99 each) are board books offering lullabies and rhymes. (6 mos.-2 yrs.)

Here Comes Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie, illus. by Rosemary Wells ($21.99), collects familiar rhymes for youngest readers. (2-up)

Bertie and Small and the Fast Bike Ride and Bertie and Small and the Brave Sea Journey by Vanessa Cabban ($12.99 each) follow the adventures of a boy and his stuffed rabbit. (2-4)

Maisy's Bedtime, Maisy Dresses Up, Maisy's Pool and Maisy Makes Gingerbread by Lucy Cousins ($9.99 each, paper $3.29) are four tales starring this mouse and her friends. (2-5)

Toddlerobics: Animal Fun by Zita Newcome ($15.99) encourages kids to waddle like penguins and stomp like elephants. (3-5)

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by Penny Dale ($12.99), presents this classic p m. (3-5)

Flip and Find: Numbers and Opposites by Sue Hendra ($7.99 each) are lift-the-flap concept books. (3-5)

Off to School, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton ($16.99). Baby Duck is excited yet scared on her first day of school. (3-6)

Helping and Keeping Busy by Shirley Hughes ($3.99) are board books about lending a hand and being active. (3-6)

Blackboard Bear by Martha Alexander ($12.99) updates this story of the joys of imagination and friendship. (3-6)

Good Night by Jan Pienkowski ($14.99) is a pop-up lullaby. (3-7)

Robert Crowther's Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Numbers Book by Robert Crowther ($14.99) includes flaps to lift and tabs to pull. (3-7)

On Christmas Day in the Morning, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($15.99), presents this traditional carol. (3-7)

The Tale of the Turnip by Brian Alderson, illus. by Fritz Wegner ($12.99), is the tale of an oversized turnip. (3-7)

The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog by Ana Martín Larrañaga ($10.99, paper $3.29). A frog learns that sometimes it d sn't pay to open one's mouth. (3-up)

Mission Ziffoid by Michael Rosen, illus. by Arthur Robins ($10.99, paper $3.29). A boy lands on a planet where aliens want to use him as their soccer ball. (3-up)

Martian Rock by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Scott Nash ($15.99). Three aliens explore mysteries of the universe. (4-8)

Where Is Zak? by Graham Philpot ($12.99). Flaps and tabs reveal the antics of a mischievous tooth fairy. (4-8)

The Three Sillies by Steven Kellogg ($16.99) offers a story inspired by a folktale from the 1890s. (4-8)

The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Jane Chapman ($16.99), features a devoted father in Antarctica. (5-8)

The Storm by Kathy Henderson ($15.99) describes the beauty and ferocity of a stormy night. (5-8)

Fabulous Monsters by Marcia Williams ($15.99) introduces five mythological creatures. (5-10)

The Great Divide by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Tracy Mitchell ($15.99). This story of a race teaches math concepts. (5-10)

The Midas Touch by Jan Mark, illus. by Juan Wijngaard ($16.99), retells this classic myth. (5-up)

Clarice Bean, That's Me by Lauren Child ($16.99) conveys the chaos of life in a large family. (6-10)

The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban, illus. by Patrick Benson ($15.99), relays the tale of a young creature's journey toward independence. (6-12)

Grandad's Prayers of the Earth by Douglas Wood, illus. by P.J. Lynch ($16.99), focuses on the bond between a grandfather and a child. (6-up)

Into the Under World by Gillian Clements ($15.99). Readers explore underground mazes. (7-12)

It's So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley ($21.99), discusses these topics. (7-up)

Hanukkah! by Sarah Freedland, illus. by Sue Clarke ($18.99). A three-dimensional introduction to this holiday. (8-12)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Helen Oxenbury ($24.99), presents this classic with new illustrations. (8-up)

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Inga Moore ($39.99). This two-volume boxed set features new art. (8-up)

Castle Diary by Richard Platt, illus. by Chris Riddell ($12.99). A boy describes life in a 13th-century castle. (9-13)

Dove Song by Kristine Franklin ($16.99). Can Mama take care of Bobbie Lynn and her brother when their father leaves to fight in the Vietnam war? (10-14)

The Art of Science by Jay Young, text by Martin Jenkins ($27.99). A pop-up book about how science has influenced artists. (10-up)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon ($16.99). At her new high school, Lola longs to be in the spotlight. (12-up)

The Fated Sky by Henrietta Branford ($16.99). A young Viking woman discovers she has the power to control her own destiny. (12-up)

Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson, illus. by David Butler ($16.99). Anthony vows revenge on the boy who tries to steal his girlfriend. (14-up)

Series:Informania welcomes Ghosts by Christopher Maynard ($16.99, 7-12). And Maynard's Revolution joins The History News ($16.99, 10-14).


Reading Together by various authors ($19.99) collects 24 picture books on four reading levels. (2-up)

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Siobhan Dodds ($3.99) presents this song. (3-5)

Guess Who's in the Jungle by Naomi Russell ($3.99) introduces active jungle animals. (3-5)

Where Are Mary's Pets? by Clive Scruton ($3.99). Mary whistles for her missing pets. (3-5)

There's No Such Thing! by Tony Mitton, illus. by Daniel Postgate ($3.99). A ghost, vampires, etc., appear behind flaps. (3-5)

Maisy's Busy Book and Maisy's Party Book by Lucy Cousins ($4.99 each) include games and activities. (3-6)

The Story of Christmas by Vivian French, illus. by Jane Chapman ($3.99), retells the story of Jesus's birth. (4-up)

Ruby the Christmas Donkey by Mirabel Cecil, illus. by Christina Gascoigne ($3.99), is a holiday story about friendship. (4-up)

Paperback Reprints:Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton ($5.99, 3-6); The Toymaker by Martin Waddell, illus. by Terry Milne ($3.99, 3-up); Sing, Sophie! by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Rosanna Litzinger ($6.99, 5-8); and The Greek News by Anton Powell and Philip Steele and The Roman News by Andrew Langley and Philip De Souza ($6.99 each, 9-14).


(Ideals, dist.)

The Story of Thanksgiving by Patricia Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett ($6.95). A board book introducing the story of how the Pilgrims came to the New World. (2-7)

The Story of Daniel by Patricia Pingry, illus. by Stephanie Britt ($6.95). A board book relating the tale of Daniel. (2-7)

The Story of the Ten Commandments by Patricia Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett ($6.95). A board book about how Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. (2-7)

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women at Christmas by Louisa May Alcott, illus. by Russ Flint ($14.95), is a holiday tale drawn from the first two chapters of Little Women. (7-12)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, illus. by Russ Flint ($16.95), offers the complete text of this classic with a biography of Irving and an explanation of each main character's role in the story. (7-12)


There's a Wardrobe in My Monster! by Adrienne Geoghegan, illus. by Adrian Johnson ($15.95), is the tale of a girl and her hungry pet monster. (3-8)

Not Enough Beds! A Christmas Alphabet Book by Lisa Bullard, illus. by Joni ltjenbruns ($15.95), reveals a very crowded household. (5-8)

Grandma Chickenlegs by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Moira Kemp ($15.95), retells a Russian folktale. (5-8)

When I Was Young by James Dunbar, illus. by Martin Remphry ($15.95). His grandmother's stories inspire a boy to explore his family tree. (5-8)

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? by Brian Cleary, illus. by Jenya Prosmitsky ($12.95). Rhyming verse introduces nouns. (7-9)

Little Wolf's Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross ($12.95). Little Wolf writes home about his adventures in college. (8-12)



St. Joseph Book of Prayers for Children by Rev. Lawrence Lovasik ($5.95) contains prayers for each day. (4-7)

Paperback Series:The St. Joseph Picture Book series adds The Holy Trinity and The Commandments of God ($1.25 each, 5-12).


Shibumi and the Kitemaker by Mercer Mayer ($18.95). This tale of the daughter of an emperor in feudal Japan has computer-generated graphics. (All ages)

A Book of Flies, Real or Otherwise by Richard Michelson, illus. by Leonard Baskin ($18.95), presents p try based on natural history. (All ages)

One More Time, Mama by Sue Alexander, illus. by David Soman ($15.95), explains a child's coming-to-be. (3-5)

Tiny and Bigman by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Lynne Cravath ($15.95). Opposites attract in this Caribbean tale. (5-8)

Buzzy Widget by Kevin Kiser, illus. by John O'Brien ($15.95). A lonely genius can build anything but a perfect life. (5-8)

The Lizard Man of Crabtree County by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Jill Kastner ($15.95). A bored boy keeps missing all the excitement -- but only by minutes. (5-8)

The Sanyasin's First Day by Ned Shank, illus. by Catherine Stock ($15.95). A holy man in India begins a new life. (5-8)

Crossing the Trestle by Joseph Slate ($14.95). In 1944, two siblings come to terms with their father's death. (8-12)

Moonshine by Gary Blackwood ($14.95) focuses on a teenage boy living in the Ozarks during the Depression. (8-12)


The Offical "M&Ms" Book of the Millennium by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Karen Pellaton ($15.95, paper $6.95). This history of time-telling features candy characters. (All ages)

Extraordinary Girls by Maya Ajmera, Olateju Omolodun and Sarah Strunk ($16.95). Photos celebrate the joys and challenges of girlhood. (All ages)

Bananas! by Jacqueline Farmer, illus. by Page Eastburn O'Rourke ($15.95, paper $6.95), tells all about this fruit. (All ages)

The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin ($15.95). A girl and her mother grow Chinese vegetables in their garden. (3-8)

Shockers of the Sea: And Other Electric Animals by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Crista Forest ($15.95, paper $6.95), covers electric eels, snout fish, etc. (3-8)

Washington D.C.: A Scrapbook by Laura Lee Benson, illus. by Iris Van Rynbach ($15.95, paper $6.95), documents a class trip to the nation's capital. (3-8)

Tundra Discoveries by Ginger Wadsworth, illus. by John Carrozza ($15.95, paper $6.95), chronicles the changing seasons in the Arctic. (3-8)


Meeting the Millennium: 30 Activities for the Turn of the Century, illus. by Jan Davey Ellis ($9.95). An activity book. (All ages)

Paperback Series:The Panda by Valerie Tracqui joins Animal Close-Ups ($6.95, 3-8).

Paperback Reprints:The Airplane Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and Fred Stillwell, illus. by Rob Bolster ($6.95, all ages); and Alice & Greta: A Tale of Two Witches by Steven J. Simmons, illus. by Cyd Moore ($6.95, Spanish edition $6.95, all ages).


The Last Straw by Fredrick Thury, illus. by Vlasta van Kampen ($15.95). In this retelling of the Christmas story, a camel carries a gift to Jesus. (All ages)


Series:Revolutionary War Leaders debuts with George Washington by Tara Baukus Mello, Thomas Jefferson by Veda Boyd Jones, John Paul Jones by Norma Jean Lutz and Thomas Paine by Bruce and Becky Fish ($9.95 each, 7-10). Launching Colonial Leaders are William Penn by Lutz, John Smith by Tara Baukus Mello, Anne Hutchinson by Beth Clark and William Bradford by Marianne Hering ($9.95 each, 7-10). They Died Too Young adds Karen Carpenter and Marvin Gaye by Tom Stockdale, John Candy by Phelan Powell, Bob Marley by Millie Gilfoyle, River Ph nix by Penny Stempel and Selena by Veda Boyd Jones ($16.95 each, 8-up). And Race Car Legends accelerates with Mark Martin and Stunt Driving by Tara Baukus Mello, Jeremy Mayfield by Mike Bonner, Kenny Irwin by Ann Graham Gaines, The History of NASCAR by Ann McGuire and Demolition Derby by Richard Huff ($7.95 each, 8-up).

Paperback Series:Pro Wrestling Legends enters the ring with Steve Austin and The Undertaker by Dan Ross, Bill Goldberg and Sting by Karl Alexander, "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan and Jesse Ventura by Matt Hunter and Bret Hart and Randy Savage by Jacqueline Mudge ($9.95 each, 8-up). Galaxy of Superstars shines on with Ben Affleck and Mariah Carey by Sam Wellman, Garth Brooks by Stacey Stauffer, Cameron Diaz by Anne Hill, Tom Hanks by Jim McAvoy and Mike Myers by Lonnie Hull DuPont ($9.95 each, 8-up).


(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)


Healthy Me: Fun Ways to Develop Good Health and Safety Habits and Watch Me Grow: Fun Ways to Learn About Cells, Bones, Muscles and Joints by Michelle O'Brien-Palmer, illus. by Fran Lee ($12.95 each), collect experiments and activities that promote health and safety; and teach how the body works. (5-8)

Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide by Nancy Sanders, illus. by Gail and Scott Rattray ($14.95), outlines projects based on biblical descriptions and archeological findings. (5-12)

A Dog's Best Friend: An Activity Book for Kids and Their Dogs by Lisa Rosenthal, illus. by Bonnie Matthews ($12.95). Activities and crafts teach kids about the responsibility of having a pet. (6-12)

The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert ($14.95) provides a history of this era, plus projects. (9-up)

Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida, illus. by Corasue Nicholas ($14.95), explains what life was like for ancient civilizations. (9-up)


It D sn't Have to Be This Way: A Barrio Story/No tiene que ser así: una historia del barrio by Luis Rodríguez, illus. by Daniel Galvez ($15.95). A bilingual story of a boy's encounter with the world of gangs. (6-up)

Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall P ms/Los ángeles andan en bicicleta y otros p mas de otoño by Francisco Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($15.95), collects p ms describing fall in Los Angeles. (6-up)


Friendly Farm and Busy Builders, illus. by Annie Kubler ($2.99 each), are pull-out books. (2-6)

Little Snail's Big Surprise by Carla Dijs ($8.99). This pop-up book reveals a snail's surprise. (2-6)

Noah's Ark: Giant Version ($14.99) is a large-format edition of this story. (2-6)

Ice Cream at the Castle by Ann Love, illus. by Toni Goffe ($13.99, paper $6.99). Is opening his castle to visitors the solution to the king's financial w s? (5-8)

Series:New Real Sound Bath Books are Monsoon Molly and Save Humpy, illus. by Annie Kubler; and Lucky and Croaky, illus. by Pam Adams ($9.99 each, 2-6).


The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Arlette Lavie ($6.99), offers this Just So story with new art. (3-10)

The Incredible Reversing Peppermints by Paul Adshead ($5.99). Magical peppermints help this tale's hero. (5-12)

Paperback Series: New Big Books are There Was an Old Lady, This Old Man, Old Macdonald, The House That Jack Built and Sing a Song of Sixpence, illus. by Pam Adams ($19.99 each, 3-8).


The Glorious Christmas Songbook, compiled by Cooper Edens and Benjamin Darling ($18.95), collects the music and lyrics to more than 50 songs. (All ages)

A Christmas Carousel by Francesca Crespi ($12.95) is a storybook and a holiday decoration. (All ages)

Olive, The Other Reindeer Book and Doll Boxed Set by J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh ($19.95) is a holiday book and doll package. (All ages)

Penguin Dreams by J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh ($13.95). A penguin dreams of flying. (All ages)

Star Wars: The Queen's Amulet by Julianne Balmain, illus. by Matilda Harrison ($12.95), packages an adventure tale with a necklace. (All ages)

Sylvia Long's Mother Goose by Sylvia Long ($19.95). A compilation of familiar rhymes, with new illustrations. (All ages)

ABC Block Books, illus. by Susan Estelle Kwas ($24.95), presents 26 chunky board books in a box. (Infant-3)

Bus Stops by Taro Gomi ($6.95) takes readers on a bus ride. (Infant-3)

Good Night! by Claire Masurel, illus. by Marie H. Henry ($6.95). A girl entices her stuffed animals to go to bed. (Infant-3)

Outside Inside by Kathleen Fain ($5.95) takes a peek at animal homes. (Infant-3)

What Am I? Christmas! and What Am I? Halloween by Alain Crozon ($7.95 each). Readers lift flaps to solve holiday riddles. (2-4)

A Shaker's Dozen by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen and Paul Rocheleau ($15.95). This counting book introduces the simple wisdom of the Shakers. (2-up)

Baby Whale's Journey by Jonathan London, illus. by Jon Van Zyle ($14.95), offers a portrait of an endangered animal. (3-8)

The Gift by Kristine Franklin, illus. by Barbara Lavallee ($14.95). A tale about friendship and the meaning of giving. (3-8)

Ask Babalouie by Dale Gottlieb and Jane Burns ($14.95). A fortune-telling kit. (6-12)

All the World's a Stage by Michael Bender ($14.95). A three-dimensional look at Shakespeare's world. (8-up)

Series:Doodlezoo adds This and That: A Book of Opposites and Shake, Rattle and Roll: An Action-Packed Verb Book by Keith Potter with Ken Fulk, illus. by Potter and Jana Leo ($6.95 each, infant-3).


Little Red Riding Hood/Caperucita roja by the Brothers Grimm, trans. by James Surges, illus. by Pau Estrada ($6.95) is a bilingual edition of this classic. (3-up)

Paperback in Spanish:Boomer va a la escuela (Boomer G s to School) by Constance McGeorge, trans. by Alis Alejandro, illus. by Mary Whyte ($6.95, 2-6).

Paperback Reprints:Snow Riders by Constance McGeorge, illus. by Mary Whyte ($6.95, 2-6); and Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden ($6.95, 4-10).


Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas/La abuelita Fina y sus sombrillas maravillosas by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, illus. by Geronimo Garcia ($15.95). A woman receives many umbrellas for her birthday. (4-7)


All the Pretty Little Horses: A Traditional Lullaby, illus. by Linda Saport ($14), present a Southern lullaby. (Infant-4)

Boats for Bedtime by Olga Litowinsky, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg ($12). Mice set sail in a variety of boats. (2-5)

Fishing for a Dream: Ocean Lullabies and Night Verses, collected and illus. by Kate Kiesler ($16), offers 15 lullabies from various countries. (2-5)

Five Little Kittens by Nancy Jewell, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles ($9.95), introduces five sleepy kittens. (2-6)

Sector 7 by David Wiesner ($16). A cloud befriends a boy in this wordless tale. (5-up)

Patrick's Dinosaurs on the Internet by Carol Carrick, illus. by David Milgrim ($16). A dinosaur Patrick meets on the Internet invites him to visit his planet. (4-8)

Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story by Naomi Howland ($15). A magical pan makes potato pancakes. (5-8)

Rudi's Pond by Eve Bunting, illus. by Ronald Himler ($15). Children create a pond in memory of a classmate who has died. (5-8)

Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran by Aaron Shepard, illus. by Alisher Dianov ($15). A peasant unwittingly tricks thieves into returning a king's treasure. (5-9)

My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel, illus. by E.B. Lewis ($15). A Tanzanian boy saves money in hopes of buying a bicycle. (5-8)

Owen Foote, Frontiersman by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Martha Weston ($14). Owen defies two kids who want to wreck his fort in the woods. (6-8)

The Snoop by Jane Resh Thomas, illus. by Ronald Himler ($15). A trip to a farmhouse provides ample opportunity for a girl to indulge her love of snooping. (7-10)

Upside-Down Cake by Carol Carrick, illus. by Paddy Bouma ($14). A boy recounts his father's illness and death from cancer. (7-10)

Magic and Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, retold by Shirley Climo, illus. by Anthony Bacon Venti ($17), collects 10 stories about magical creatures. (7-12)

Seesaw Girl by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng ($14), is a novel set in 17th-century Korea. (8-12)

Figuring Out Frances by Gina Willner-Pardo ($14). Why d s Abigail's grandmother keep calling her "Frances"? (9-12)

Stockings of Buttermilk: American Folktales, edited by Neil Phillip, illus. by Jacqueline Mair ($20), compiles 18 American stories based on traditional folktales. (9-up)

Indian School: Teaching the White Man's Way by Michael Cooper ($15) focuses on Sioux children who in 1879 attended a controversial Pennsylvania school. (9-up)

Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village by Michael Bad Hand Terry ($20, paper $9.95) examines the everyday routine of the Plains Indians. (9-up)

Preacher's Boy by Katherine Paterson ($15). At the end of the 19th century, a preacher's son acts up because he believes the world will soon end. (10-14)

Winning by C.S. Adler ($14). A girl learns that her tennis partner is willing to cheat to win. (10-14)

An Early Winter by Marion Dane Bauer ($15). A boy takes his grandfather, who has Alzheimer's disease, on a fishing trip. (10-14)

Theo by Barbara Harrison ($15) tells of an orphaned Greek boy during WWII. (10-14)

Einstein: Visionary Scientist by John B. Severance ($15) is a biography. (10-14)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion by Russell Freedman ($18). A biography of this athlete. (10-up)

Board Book Reprints:Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines; Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow; and Roll Over! A Counting Song, illus. by Merle Peek ($5.95 each, infant-2).

Paperback Reprints:Christmas Lullaby by Nancy Jewell, illus. by Stefano Vitale ($5.95, 3-8); Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting, illus. by David Wiesner ($6.95, 4-8); Duncan the Dancing Duck by Syd Hoff; and Snow Day! by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Jennifer Plecas ($5.95 each, 4-8); The Wave of the Sea-Wolf by David Wisniewski ($5.95, 5-9); Cat Mummies by Kelly Trumble, illus. by Laszlo Kubinyi ($5.95, 8-11); and Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($7.95, 8-11).


Daddy Promises by Kerry Arquette, illus. by Kevin McCain ($14.99). A look at the promises that fathers make to their children. (All ages)

The Lost Son and The Lost Sheep by Andy Robb ($5.99 each). Two interactive books. (Infant-3)

Where Is Jesus? and Where Is Moses? ($6.99 each). Two sliding board books. (2-5)

The Real Night Before Christmas by Isabel Anders, illus. by Shelly Rasche ($7.99). A die-cut holiday board book telling the Christmas story. (4-7)

The Bigger and Bigger Book of Bible Stories by Andy Robb ($9.99) compiles nine Bible stories. (4-7)

Who Made the World? by Andy Robb ($6.99) tells how the world was created. (4-7)

The Bible and Me by Rebecca Egbert, illus. by Shelley Dieterichs ($9.99), explores how Scripture has an impact on the lives of children. (5-8)

Series:Big Truth board books adds Betty Boat, Rory Racer, Polly Plane and Tommy Tractor ($3.99 each, 3-5). Heartland by Daniel Holdsworth grows with four titles ($3.99 each, 4-7). And the Undercover Bible Stories series by Patricia Hoffman has four new titles ($10.99 each, 4-7).

Paperback Series:Stuck on You and Dog Days are two new Misadventures of Willie Plummet titles by Paul Buchanan and Rod Randall ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Aloha Cove by Theresa Kelly kicks off with four books ($5.99 each, 1-4).


Paperback Series: New From A to Z titles are Christmas Long Ago from A to Z and Santa Claus from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman, Sports from A to Z by Kalman and Kate Calder and Pioneer Dictionary from A to Z by Kalman and Jane Lewis ($7.95 each, 6-9). Joining the In Action series are Hockey in Action and Soccer in Action by Niki Walker and Sarah Dann; and Basketball in Action, Baseball in Action and Volleyball in Action by Dann and John Crossingham ($5.95 each, 6-9). New to the What Is? series are What Is a Rodent?, What Is an Amphibian? and What Is a Marine Mammal? by Kalman and Jacqueline Langille; and What Is a Whale? by Kalman and Heather Levigne ($5.95 each, 7-12).

New books about the Old West are The Life of a Miner by Kalman and Calder and Women of the West by Kalman and Jane Lewis ($7.95 each, 8-14). Arlene Moscovitch's Egypt the Land, Egypt the People and Egypt the Culture are titles in the Egypt series ($7.95 each, 9-14). And new South Africa titles are South Africa the Land, South Africa the People and South Africa the Culture by Domini Clark ($7.95 each, 9-14).


The Wonder of Christmas by Melody Carlson ($14.99). A family Advent story. (All ages)

Just the Way You Are by Max Lucado, illus. by Sergio Martinez ($15.99). A tale communicating God's unconditional love. (All ages)

The Other Brother by Melody Carlson, illus. by Steve Björkman ($10). Jesus's parable of the prodigal son is retold in a contemporary setting. (All ages)


Traffic: A Book of Opposites by Betsy Maestro, illus. by Giulio Maestro ($6.99), is a concept board book. (Infant-4)

Dog Days: Rhymes Around the Year by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Dyanna Wolcott ($16). A dozen rhymes introduce the months of the year. (2-7)

The Two Bullies by Junko Morimoto ($17) demonstrates that bigger isn't always better. (3-7)

Whaddayamean by John Birmingham ($18.95). God enlists the help of two children to clean up the earth. (5-8)

Greta's Revenge by Steven J. Simmons, illus. by Cyd Moore ($14.95). A troublemaking witch returns to cast a spell on a good witch. (5-8)

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($15.95). A bickering brother and sister change their ways. (5-8)

The Prairie Train by Antoine O'Flatharta, illus. by Eric Rohmann ($16.95). A homesick boy recalls the good times he spent with his grandfather in Ireland. (5-10)

The Mystery of Mars by Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy ($17.95). An overview of Mars, with NASA photos. (8-10)

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