Floating Lanterns and Golden Shrines: Celebrating Japanese Festivalsby Rena Krasno, illus. by Toru Sugita ($19.95), focuses on Japan's festivals, food, folktales and songs. (All ages)


Series : New Young Patriot titles are William Henry Harrison, Young Tippecan by Howard Peckham and James Whitcomb Riley, Boy P t by Minnie Belle Mitchell, both illus. by Cathy Morrison ($14.95 each, 8-12).


Love You Until... by Lisa McCourt, illus. by William Haines ($16.95). A boy and his mother invent a game to discover who loves whom most of all. (2-7)

Mother Teresa by Elaine Murray Stone, illus. by Patrick Kelley ($7.95). A biography of this inspiring figure. (10-14)

Series: The Emerald Bible collection by Therese Johnson Borchard, illus. by Wendy VanNest, launches with Whitney Rides the Whale with Jonah and Whitney Sews Joseph's Many-Colored Coat ($7.95 each, 8-12).


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Paperback Reprint: Panda by Michael Foreman ($14.95, 3-6).


While You Were Sleeping by John Butler ($15.95) is an animal counting book. (1-5)

Flying over Brooklyn by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Gerald Fitzgerald ($15.95). A boy dreams he travels to a snow-covered wonderland. (4-8)

Little Elephant Thunderfoot by Sally Grindley, illus. by John Butler ($15.95), centers on elephants on the African savannah. (4-8)

Pig in a Wig by Alan McDonald, illus. by Paul Hess ($15.95). A pig discovers that bald can be beautiful. (4-8)

The Dragon New Year by David Bouchard, illus. by Zhong-Yang Huang ($16.95). A girl learns the myth behind Chinese New Year celebrations. (6-10)


The Bushwacker: A Civil War Story by Jennifer Johnson Garrity, illus. by Paul Bachem ($8.95). Two siblings are separated from their family. (8-up)

The Wreck of the Ethie by Hilary Hyland, illus. by Linda Crockett ($8.95), is a fictionalized account of a 1919 shipwreck. (8-up)

Paperback Series: On the Line by Fred Bowen, illus. by Ann Barrow, is a new AllStar SportStory ($4.95, 8-up).


Eleanor ' s Story: An American Girl in Hitler ' s Germany by Eleanor Ramrath Garner ($14.95) is the tale of a young American stranded in Berlin. (12-up)

Head Above Water by S.L. Rottman ($14.95). A teenager is torn between her family responsibilities and her swimming career. (12-up)


Trucker ' s Night Before Christmas by David Davis, illus. by James Rice ($14.95). Santa's back -- and he's drivin' a Mack. (5-8)

Sailor ' s Night Before Christmas by Kimbra Cutlip, illus. by James Rice ($14.95). Cap'n Claus appears with a fishing net full of booty. (5-8)

Three Little Dinosaurs by Jim Harris ($14.95). Three Rollerblading dinos try to avoid a hungry T-Rex. (5-8)

An Irish Hallowe ' en by Sarah Kirwan Blazek, illus. by James Rice ($14.95). Three goblins help a sick friend. (5-8)

Les Trois Cochons by Sheila Hébert Collins, illus. by Patrick Soper ($14.95), is a Cajun version of The Three Little Pigs. (5-8)

Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot by Mary Brooke Casad, illus. by Benjamin Vincent ($14.95). A Texas armadillo meets a cat. (5-8)

Tiger Woods, Golfing Champion by David Collins, illus. by Larry Nolte ($14.95), is a biography. (8-12)


Hattie and the Hurricane by Debra West Smith ($4.95). During an 1893 hurricane, two children learn the value of family and friends. (8-12)


Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales by Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney ($30) collects four volumes of previously published tales. (All ages)

Casey Jones's Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb by Nancy Farmer, illus. by James Bernardin ($15.99), centers on this engineer's colleague. (4-8)

Three Wise Women by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Lynne Russell ($16.99). Three women meet on a journey to Bethlehem to visit the newborn Jesus. (4-8)

The Little Match Girl by Jerry Pinkney ($16.99) is an illustrated adaptation of this Christmas tale. (5-up)

Hannah ' s Helping Hands by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Donna Diamond ($13.99). A family escapes from the British during the Revolutionary War. (7-10)


The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle ($21.99). This tale of a beetle features sound effects. (All ages)

Yudonsi: A Tale from the Canyons by Robert J. Blake ($15.99). A boy in the Southwest faces the anger of the canyon and the sky. (4-8)

Where Is the Apple Pie? by Valeri Gorbachev ($15.99). A missing pie travels around the world. (4-8)

Elympics by X.J. Kennedy, illus. by Graham Percy ($15.99), collects p ms featuring elephant athletes. (4-8)

Jack and the Beanstalk by Ann Keay Beneduce, illus. by Gennady Spirin ($15.99), retells this classic. (4-8)

Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco ($16.99). Will Santa find a foster child who has moved from home to home? (4-8)

Tree of Hope by Amy Littlesugar, illus. by Floyd Cooper ($16.99), is a novel set in Harlem during the Depression. (4-8)

Rip Van Winkle by Will Moses ($16.99) is an illustrated retelling of Washington Irving's legend. (4-up)

Blue Willow by Pam Conrad, illus. by S. Saelig Gallagher ($16.99), is based on the legend of the Blue Willow china pattern. (6-10)

Second Sight: Stories for a New Millennium ($15.99). Various authors imagine what the future will be like. (10-up)

Series: The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron adds The Mirror of Merlin ($19.99, 10-up).

Board Book Reprints : The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle ($10.99, 1-3); and Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Helen Berger ($6.99, 1-5).


A Quaker Deed by Mark Ciprian ($15.95). A group of Quakers demonstrates courage at the outbreak of the Civil War. (8-12)

Beatriz Garcia: Child of the Inquisition by Malka Penn ($15.95). A Jewish girl records events in her diary during the Spanish Inquisition. (10-up)


The Hebrew Letters Tell Their Story by Reudor ($16.95, paper $9.95) is an introduction to the Hebrew alphabet. (3-6)

Rosie and the Mole: The Story of a Bris by Judy Silverman, illus. by Kathy Kahn ($14.95). A Jewish girl learns about circumcision. (6-9)

Princess Alopecia by Yaakov Peterseil, illus. by Avi Katz ($16.95). A disease causes a girl to lose her hair. (7-12)

Angelicum by Lynn Sharon ($14.95, paper $9.95). The Angels and Abramites must warn those in the universe of impending danger. (8-12)

Virtual Gooblyglop by Amy Klein ($14.95, paper $9.95). A creature from another dimension shows two boys how to save the world from asteroids. (8-12)

Jewish Sci-Fi Stories for Kids: Short Story Anthology ($16.95, paper $12.95) collects tales of outer space and other worlds. (8-12)

Series: The Jewish Children's Bible Series adds Deuteronomy, adapted by Sheryl Prenzlau, illus. by Zely Smekov ($18.95, 7-12).


A Journey to Paradise and Other Jewish Tales by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Janet Zwebner ($9.95), rounds up eight stories from Jewish folklore. (6-9)

The Energizing Jewish Holidays for Children by Gedalia Peterseil, illus. by Janet Zweber ($7.95), offers an introduction to Jewish holidays. (6-9)

Paperback Series: New to the Entertainment series is The Energizing Haggadah for Children, illus. by Janet Zwebner ($7.95, 6-9).


This Book Really Sucks! The Science Behind Gravity, Flight, Leeches, Black Holes, Tornad s, Our Friend the Vacuum Cleaner, and Almost Everything Else That Sucks by the editors of Planet Dexter, illus. by MKR Design ($12.99), examines suction. (11-13)


Hands-On Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Experiments by Sylvia Branzei, illus. by Jack Keely ($5.99), promises disgusting facts and experiments. (8-12)

It ' SNOT Just Tissues: Factoids, Activities and -- Sniff! -- Brainteasers for the Sick Reader by the editors of Planet Dexter, illus. by Jack Keely ($5.99), comes with a box of illustrated tissues. (8-up)


Series: The American Girl Collection introduces Welcome to Felicity's World--1774, Welcome to Samantha's World--1904 and Welcome to Molly's World--1944 by Catherine Gourley; Welcome to Josefina's World--1824; and Welcome to Kirsten's World--1854 and Welcome to Addy's World--1864 by Susan Sinnott ($14.95 each, 8-up).

Paperback Series : The All New Amelia and Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia are new Amelia titles by Marissa Moss ($5.95 each, 8-up). American Girl Library adds Help! A Girl's Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies by Nancy Holyoke, illus. by Scott Nash; and Good Sports: Winning, Losing, and Everything in Between by Therese Kauchak, illus. by Norm Bendell ($8.95 each, 8-up); Oh, Brother...Oh, Sister! A Sister's Guide to Getting Along by Brooks Whitney, illus. by Laura Cornell ($7.95, 8-up); The Quiz Book: Clues to You & Your Friends by Laura Allen, illus. by Debbie Tilley ($6.95, 8-up); and The Babysitter's Handbook: The Care and Keeping of Kids by Harriet Brown, illus. by Stephanie Roth ($7.95, 10-up).

AG Fiction debuts with A Ceiling of Stars by Ann Howard Creel, illus. by Geri Bourget; A Song for Jeffrey by Constance Foland, illus. by Wendy Popp; and Going for Great by Carolee Brockman, illus. by Paul Bachem ($5.95 each, $9.95 hardcover, 10-up). And launching History Mysteries are The Smuggler's Treasure by Sarah Masters Buckey, Hoofbeats of Danger by Holly Hughes, The Night Flyers and Secrets on 26th Street by Elizabeth McDavid Jones and Voices at Whisper Bend by Katherine Ayres, all illus. by Greg Dearth ($5.95 each, hardcover $9.95, 10-up).



Pop Quiz: Country Music by Nancy Krulik ($3.99) is a trivia and quiz book about country music stars. (9-up)

Sabrina ' s Guide to the Universe by Patricia Barnes-Svarney ($6). A guide to the mysteries of the universe. (9-up)

Tim Burton ' s Sleepy Hollow ($4.99) includes a novelization of this movie, plus Washington Irving's original text. (12-up)

Paperback Series: Young Hercules debuts with Young Hercules, Cheiron's Warriors and The Ares Alliance ($3.99 each, 7-11). Nickelodeon's Kenan & Kel adds Kel Got Game, FranKELstein and Westward Whoa! by Steve Holland ($4.50, 8-12). Sabrina the Teenage Witch has five additions, plus Millennium Madness, a Super Edition ($4.50 each, 9-up). Launching Finnegan Zwake Mysteries are The Horizontal Man, The Worm Tunnel and The Ruby Raven ($3.99 each, 10-up). Cherie Bennett's Mirror Image starts up with Stranger in the Mirror ($4.99, 11-14). Here Comes Heavenly by Todd Strasser opens with Here Comes Heavenly Litebody and Dance Magic ($4.99 each, 11-14). Roswell High gains The Stowaway and The Vanished by Melinda Metz ($4.99 each, 11-up). Joining Clueless is Bettypalooza by Elizabeth Lenhard ($4.50, 12-up). Spy Girls by Elizabeth Cage continues with If Looks Could Kill ($4.99, 12-up). And Historical Romances debuts with Hindenburg, 1937, San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 and The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 ($4.99 each, 14-up).


That Furball Puppy and Me by Carol Wallace and Bill Wallace ($14). When a dog arrives in the household, a cat learns to share. (8-12)

Stubby and the Puppy Pack by Nikki Wallace ($14). A kitten makes new friends after her best pal moves away. (8-12)

The Secret Journey by Peg Kehret ($14) tells of a 19th-century girl who stows away on a ship bound for Africa. (8-12)


Dudley Do-Right ($4.99) is a novelization of this movie. (7-11)

The Official Nickellennium Scrapbook by Karen Kuflik ($9.95) lets kids record facts about the past and predict the future. (8-12)

Going to Mars by Brian Muirhead and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens ($3.99) outlines the Pathfinder program and upcoming missions to Mars. (10-up)

Paperback Series: The Nancy Drew Notebooks adds The Black Velvet Mystery, The Gumdrop Ghost and Trash or Treasure? by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones ($3.99 each, 5-8). Franklin W. Dixon's The Hardy Boys Are: The Clues Brothers gains All Eyes on First Prize; Slip, Slide, and Slap Shot; and The Fish-Faced Mask of Mystery, illus. by Marcy Ramsey ($3.99 each, 5-8). There are three new Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Salem's Tails titles ($3.99 each, 6-8). Full House Michelle and Friends has three additions ($3.99 each, 6-10). Brother's Keeper starts up with four titles ($3.99 each, 7-11). Don't Touch That Remote by Tony Abbott switches on with Sitcom School and The Fake Teacher ($3.99 each, 8-12).

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien by Bruce Coville starts up with I Was a Sixth Grade Alien ($3.99, hardcover $16, 8-12); and The Attack of the Two-Inch Teacher and I Lost My Grandfather's Brain ($3.99 each, 8-12). Carolyn Keene's The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories adds three titles; as d s The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories by Franklin W. Dixon ($3.99 each, 8-12). Nickelodeon's The Journey of Allan Strange gains Depth Charge, Alien Vacation and Election Connection ($3.99 each, 8-12). Nickelodeon's The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo gains Friends in Need and Ski-Slope Sabotage ($3.99 each, 8-12). And Full House Stephanie adds What Can You Grow on a Family Tree? and Girl Power; and Full House Club Stephanie welcomes Flaming s Forever? ($3.99 each, 8-up).

Paperback Reprints: The Flying Flea, Callie and Me by Carol Wallace and Bill Wallace, The Flood Disaster by Peg Kehret and Eye of the Great Bear by Bill Wallace ($3.99 each, 8-12).



The Grave by Christopher Pike ($4.50). Teens are caught in a world where life and death mirror each other. (14-up)

Paperback Series: Charmed! launches with The Power of Three ($4.99, 12-up). New Buffy the Vampire Slayer titles are The Angel Chronicles, Vol. 3, Power of Persuasionand The Willow Files, Vol. 1 ($4.99 each, 12-up). Dawson's Creek has three additions ($4.99 each, 13-up). Francine Pascal's Fearless debuts with three novels ($5.99 each, 14-up). Angel is the first title in the Angel series ($4.99, 14-up). And Body of Evidence by Christopher Golden introduces Thief of Hearts and Soul Survivor ($4.99 each, 14-up).



The Wizard and King Whifflegroan by Sheila Bailey and Larry Miller, illus. by Sheila Bailey ($15.95) A king pays the price of meddling with nature. (5-8)

Wolf Songs by Faye Raya-Norman, illus. by Richard Ziehler-Martin ($15.95). Wolves take a boy on a journey. (5-10)


Series: Shiny Vehicles rolls out with Santa's Shiny Sleigh and Shiny Little Engine That Could, illus. by Christina Ong ($3.99 each, infant-3). Halloween Glow Books introduces Boo!, Jack-oo-Lantern and Whoo's There?, illus. by Charles Reasoner ($4.99 each, infant-3). New Eye Spy Board Books are Eye Spy an Octopus! and Eye Spy a Pig! by Richard Powell, illus. by Angie Sage ($6.99 each, 2-4). Made by Me offers ABC and 123, illus. by Sonja Lamut ($9.99 each, 3-5). Watty Piper's The Little Engine that Could, illus. by Mateu, joins Picture Puzzle Board Books ($6.99, 3-6). And 3-D Mr. Men and Little Miss Storybooks welcomes Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle and Mr. Snow by Giles Hargreaves ($12.99 each, 3-up).

Paperback Series: Mad Libs continues with two titles ($3.99 each, all ages). Peek-a-Boo Baby and Sleepy, Sleepy! by Emily Bolam are new Cloth Giftbooks ($12.99 each, infant-2). Roger Hargreaves's Mr. Men and Little Miss greets Little Miss Helpful, Little Miss Lucky, Little Miss Star, Little Miss Tiny, Mr. Lazy, Mr. Snow, Mr. Strong and Mr. Tall ($2.99 each, 5-up). Crazy Games plays on with The Crazy Alice in Wonderland Game, illus. by John Tenniel; and The Crazy Wizard of Oz Game, illus. by W.W. Denslow ($3.99 each, 6-up). And Plugged In offers The Friendship Hotline by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John Nez; and Who Am I?...And Other Questions of Adopted Kids by Charlene Giannetti, illus. by Larry Ross ($4.99 each, 9-14)


Series : Adventures In Architecture launches with J and the Skyscraper by Dietrich Neumann and Where We Live by Achim Bode, Michael Frey and Andreas Linke ($14.95 each, 8-up). Adventures in Art continues with A Day with Picasso by Susanne Pfleger and Leonardo Da Vinci: Dreams, Schemes and Flying Machines by Heinz Kaehne ($14.95 each, 8-up).



Tickle My Nose and Other Action Rhymes by Kaye Umansky, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($5.99), collects 21 rhymes to act out. (2-6)

Paperback Series: Puffin Lift-the-Flaps adds Halloween Treasure Hunt by Alison Inches, illus. by Scott Nash; Muppet Manners by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Richard Brown; and The Muppets'Mixed-Up Christmas by Mary Maguire, illus. by Brown ($6.99 each, 2-6).

Paperback Reprints: Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson ($5.99, all ages); Eric Carle's Animals, Animals, compiled by Laura Whipple, illus. by Carle ($7.99, all ages); Minerva Louise at School by Janet Morgan St ke; Mother Goose Math, selected by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam; Prairie Primer A to Z by Caroline Stutson, illus. by Susan Condie Lamb; and Spot's Magical Christmas by Eric Hill ($5.99 each, 2-6); Little Monster Did It! by Helen Cooper ($5.99, 3-7); The A to Z Beastly Jamboree by Robert Bender; Baby in a Basket by Gloria Rand, illus. by Ted Rand; The Best Christmas Present of All by Linda Jennings, illus. by Catherine Walters; I Can Hear the Sun by Patricia Polacco; Incredible Ned: You Could See What He Said by Bill Maynard, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz; Lili Backstage by Rachel Isadora; Maxi, the Star by Debra and Sal Barracca, illus. by Alan Ayers; Sleepless Beauty by Frances Minters, illus. by G. Brian Karas; Those Can-Do Pigs by David McPhail; and Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett ($5.99 each, 3-8).

Also, The Little Engine That Could Giant Ed. by Watty Piper ($19.99, 3-8); Tom by Daniel Torres ($6.99, 3-8); De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children, selected by José-Luis Orozco, illus. by Elisa Klevens ($6.99, 4-8); The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston, illus. by S.D. Schindler; I Wish My Brother Was a Dog by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Paul Meisel; Pippi G s to School by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Michael Chesworth; and The Topsy-Turvies by Francesca Simon, illus. by Keren Ludlow ($5.99 each, 4-8); John Henry by Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney ($6.99, 4-up); Good Luck, Ronald Morgan! by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Susanna Natti; and Eleanor by Barbara Cooney ($5.99 each, 5-up); Color by Ruth Heller ($9.99, 5-up); Flip's Fantastic Journal by Angelo DeCesare ($5.99, 6-9); and In the Next Three Seconds... Predictions for the Millennium, compiled by Rowland Morgan, illus. by Rod and Kira Josey; and While the Candles Burn by Barbara Diamond Goldin, illus. by Elaine Greenstein ($6.99 each, 6-up).

Also, Sea Otter Rescue by Roland Smith ($6.99, 7-up); The Beasties by William Sleator; Hope's Crossing by Joan Elizabeth Goodman; The Invisible Day by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Abby Carter; The Keeping Room by Anna Myers; Searching for Candlestick Park by Peg Kehret; The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Sue Porter; and Spaceman by Jane Cutler ($4.99 each, 8-12); The Great Dimpole Oak by Janet Taylor Lisle, illus. by Stephen Gammell ($5.99, 8-12); The Iron Ring by Lloyd Alexander, The Sacrifice by Diane Matcheck, The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods by Ann Cameron and Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli ($4.99 each, 10-14); Edge by Michael Cadnum and Friends to Die For by Jane Sughrue Giberga ($4.99 each, 12-up); and Bee and Jacky by Carolyn Coman and In a Dark Wood by Michael Cadnum ($4.99 each,14-up).

Paperback Series Reprints:Puffin Lift-the-Flaps reprints Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill ($6.99, 2-6). Ruth Heller's Mine, All Mine: A Book About Pronouns joins World of Language ($6.99, 3-8). New Puffin Easy-to-Reads are Shawn and Keeper and the Birthday Party by Jonathan London, illus. by Renée Williams-Andriani; and When Tiny Was Tiny by Cari Meister, illus. by Rich Davis ($3.99 each, level 1); Amanda Pig, Schoolgirl by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweninger ($3.99, level 2); and Ant Plays Bear by Betsy Byars, illus. by Marc Simont; Perrywinkle's Magic Match by Ross Martin Madsen, illus. by Dirk Zimmer; and three titles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg: Bunny Riddles and Mummy Riddles, illus. by Nicole Rubel; and Chickie Riddles, illus. by Thor Wickstrom ($3.99 each, level 3). Puffin Chapters gains Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti; Horrible Harry and the Purple People by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz; and My School Is Worse Than Yours by Tom Toles ($3.99 each, 7-10).


Tomie dePaola: His Art & His Stories by Barbara Elleman ($35) examines the work of this author and artist. (All ages)

What ' s in My Pocket? by David A. Carter ($10.99) introduces pop-up animals hiding items in their pockets. (1-3)

The Hat Board Book and Plush Package by Jan Brett ($16.99) offers this tale as a board book with a plush Hedgie. (1-5)

I Forgot My Sh s by Jessica Harper, illus. by Kathy Osborn ($15.99). What happens when a whole community forgets everything? (4-8)

Sophie Skates by Rachel Isadora ($15.99) focuses on ice skating. (4-8)

Patty ' s Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat ($15.99) features an alphabetical roundup of animals. (4-8)

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett ($16.99) presents a twist on this familiar tale. (4-8)

The Acrobat and the Angel by Mark Shannon, illus. by David Shannon ($15.99). An orphan's unselfish sacrifice leads to a miracle. (4-8)

First Night by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99). A girl celebrates the arrival of a new year. (4-8)

The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola ($15.99) is a tale set during a Christmas Eve procession. (4-8)

Molly ' s in a Mess by Suzy Kline, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal ($13.99). Molly throws a basketball that knocks off the principal's toupée. (6-9)

Why Not, Lafayette? by Jean Fritz, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.99), follows the life of the French Marquis who helped America win the Revolutionary War. (8-12)

Into the Candlelit Room & Other Strange Tales by Thomas McKean ($16.99) collects five tales about youngsters touched by powerful forces. (10-14)

About Face by June Rae Wood ($18.99). A lonely girl meets a new friend. (10-14)

Beyond Mayfield by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ($15.99) is a sequel to Mayfield Crossing. (10-up)

The Spying Game by Pat Moran ($16.99). J spies on the man who killed his father. (10-up)

Getting Near to Baby by Audrey Couloumbis ($17.99). A girl misses her mother, who is recovering from the loss of a baby. (10-up)

When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins ($17.99). After being kidnapped, a boy adjusts to life back home. (12-up)

Series: Spot returns in Spot Can Count by Eric Hill ($12.99, 1-3). A new This One ˜N That One title is BOING! No Bouncing on the Bed by Jane Seymour and James Keach, illus. by Geoffrey Planer ($12.99, 4-8). And Amber Brown reappears in I, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger, illus. by Tony Ross ($14.99, 8-12).


Children ' s Millennium Atlas of the World and Children's Millennium Atlas of the United States ($16.95 each) are atlases with sections on the millennium. (8-12)


Go, Dog! Go! A Puzzle Book by P.D. Eastman ($7.99) offers stories and puzzles. (2-4)

The Mailbox Mice Mystery by Juli Mahr, illus. by Graham Percy ($12.99). Kids follow clues to solve a mystery. (5-8)

The Random House Book of Greek Myths by Joan D. Vigne, illus. by Oren Sherman ($25), retells 14 myths. (8-up)

Board Book Reprint: The Snowman Shaped Board Book by Raymond Briggs ($4.99, infant-4).

Series: Emily Cleans Up! by Mary Man-Kong is a new Bathtime Book ($4.99, infant-4). Bright and Early Books greets The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg, illus. by J Mathieu ($7.99, infant-4). Let's Go Lift and Peek Books gains Noah's Ark, retold by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Christopher Santoro; Theodore and the Treasure Hunt by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Francesc Mateu; and Thomas the Tank Engine's Hidden Surprises, illus. by Josie Yee ($4.99 each, infant-4). New Great Big Flap Books are Arthur's New Baby Book by Marc Brown ($11.99, infant-4); and The Cat in the Hat's Great Big Flap Book by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Aristides Ruiz ($11.99, 4-8). Lap Library adds My First Prayers and Psalms, illus. by Anna Curti ($7.99, 2-6). Arthur's Valentine Countdown by Marc Brown is a new Nifty Lift-And-Look with Stickers title ($7.99, 4-8). Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends chugs along with Thomas the Really Useful Engine, based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs ($11.99, 5-8). New Beginner Books are The Land Before Time by Molly Goode, illus. by Beverly Lazor-Bahr; and Riddles and More Riddles by Bennett Cerf, illus. by Debbie Palen ($7.99 each, 5-8). The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library welcomes On Beyond Bugs! All About Insects and There's No Place Like Space! All About Our Solar System by Tish Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz ($7.99 each, 5-8).

Paperback Series: Picturebacks adds Nose to T s by Lilian Obligado ($3.25, 3-6). Richard Scarry's Biggest Wordbook Ever! is a new Richard Scarry title ($5.99, 3-8). Early Step into Reading continues with The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, illus. by Maggie Downer ($3.99, 4-7); Babe the Brave by Shana Corey, illus. by Christopher Moroney ($3.99, 5-8); and Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance by Monica Kulling, illus. by John Edens; Touchdown! Great Quarterbacks in Football History by Darice Bailer; and The Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Diana Magnuson ($3.99 each, 8-10). Junie B. Jones returns in Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99, 5-8). A new Marvin Redpost title is A Flying Birthday Cake? by Louis Sachar, illus. by Amy Wummer ($3.99, 6-9). The Katie Lynn Cookie Company starts up with The Secret Ingredient by G.E. Stanley, illus. by Linda Dockey Graves ($3.99, 7-10). And new Stepping Stone Books are Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Nora K rber; and The Titanic Sinks! by Thomas Conklin ($3.99 each, 7-12).

The Magic Elements Quartet continues with Earth Magic by Mallory L hr ($3.99, 8-10). The Invisible Island is new to A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($3.99, 8-10). Big Chapter Books gains The Berenstain Bears Go Hollywood by Stan and Jan Berenstain ($3.99, 8-10). Trouble on Ice by Linda Lowery Keep joins Hannah and the Angels ($3.99, 8-12). Dinotopia by Scott Ciencin offers Sky Dance, a Super Edition ($4.99, 8-12). Stephen Farley's Young Black Stallion gallops on with Hard Lessons ($3.99, 8-12). The Mystery of the Screaming Clock is new to The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur ($3.99, 8-13). Voyage of the Basset journeys on with Islands in the Sky by Tanith Lee and The Raven Queen by Terri Windling ($3.99 each, 10-13). Nancy Wilson Ross's Joan of Arc joins Landmark Books ($5.99, 10-13). The Random House Book of 1001... series introduces The Random House Book of 1001 Questions and Answers by Bridget and Neil Ardley and The Random House Book of 1001 Wonders of Science by Brian and Brenda Williams ($12.99 each, 10-13). And Seventh Heaven Rack adds Matt's Story and Mary's Story ($4.99 each, 10-up).


Let's Go to the Fun Park!by Shana Corey, illus. by Normand Chartier ($4.99), takes a trip to a park. (Infant-4)

Sesame Street Fairy Tales by Jane Vecchio, illus. by Tom Leigh and J l Schick ($9.99), collects tales starring Sesame Street characters. (2-5)

Series: New Chunky Books with Legs are Big Bird Walks, Ernie Runs, Elmo Jumps and Grover Dances by Stephanie St. Pierre, illus. by Kristen Mathieu Mello ($5.99 each, infant-4). Great Big Flap Books Plus adds Elmo's Busy Baby Book by St. Pierre, illus. by J Mathieu ($14.99, infant-4). Junior Jellybean Books--Just for Toddlers gains Count to Ten, Shake a Leg!, My Name Is Big Bird, My Name Is Elmo, My Name Is Z and Zip! Pop! Hop! And Other Fun Words to Say ($1.99 each, infant-4). Joining Sesame Shapes are Big Bird's Color Game, Elmo's Good Manners Game, Elmo's Guessing Game and Where Is Baby Natasha? ($3.99 each, 2-5). New Jellybean Books--Just for Preschoolers are The Monster at the End of This Book, Another Monster at the End of This Book, Big Bird's Baby Book, Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters, Grover's Guide to Good Manners and Me Cookie! ($2.99 each, 3-5). And Jellybean Books adds Which Witch Is Which? by Michael Muntean and Big Bird Meets Santa Claus by Liza Alexander, both illus. by Tom Brannon ($2.99 each, 3-5); Big Bird's Ticklish Christmas by Sarah Albee, illus. by Carol Nicklaus; and Albee's Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas, illus. by Maggie Swenson ($2.99 each, 3-5).

Paperback Series: Sticker Time gains Boo!, illus. by Richard Walz; Happy Holidays, illus. by Lauren Attinello; and Winter Walk, illus. by Matt Stoddart ($2.99 each, 2-5). New Pictureback Shape Books are Elmo Says, Don't Wake the Baby!, Rise and Shine!, Sleep Tight! and Merry Christmas, Everybody! by Constance Allen, illus. by David Prebenna; and No More Diapers! by Emma Thompson, illus. by J Ewers ($3.25 each, 2-5). Brought to You by... Books introduces three Pictureback Shape Books ($3.25 each, 2-5). The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchlandoffers Grouchland Stinks! Sticker Fun, illus. by Tom Skillicorn ($2.99, 2-5); Unwelcome to Grouchland, a Pictureback Shape Book by Suzanne Weyn, illus. by J Ewars ($3.25, 2-5); Grouchland Surprises, a Nifty Lift-and-Look Book by Shana Corey, illus. by Dick Walz ($5.99, 2-5); Happy Grouchy Day by Suzanne Weyn, illus. by John Lund ($3.25, 2-8) and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Movie Storybook, photos by James Bridges ($6.99, 2-8). And Elmo Saves Christmas by Tony Geiss and Christine Ferraro, illus. by Ellen Appleby, is a new Pictureback ($3.25, 2-6).



Paperback Series: Smart Juniors continues with Spelling Smart Junior: Becoming a Stellar Speller by Gary Arms ($10, 12-14).


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My First Mother Goose , illus. by Lisa McCue ($11.99), collects rhymes in a carry-along book. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

It ' s an Ant ' s Life: My Story of Life in the Nest by Steve Parker, illus. by Tim Hayward, Robin Carter and Adam Stower ($9.99). An ant describes life in an ant colony. (6-10)

Paperback Series: New Fisher-Price All-Star Readers are Let's Jump In! by Susan Hood, illus. by Mike Gordon; We Are All Different by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Bari Weissman; Hood's My Tooth Is Loose, illus. by Julie Durrell; Meet My Monster by Paul Mann, illus. by Maxie Chambliss; Lucky Duck by Sue Kueffner, illus. by Dana Regan; and Are You Still Mad? by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Kathy Couri ($3.99 each, 3-6).



Necking with Louise by Rick Book ($7.95). Seven linked stories about teenage love set in 1965. (12-up)




Miss Little Britches by Bonny Stahlman Speer ($11.95). A novel set against a backdrop of a rodeo in Colorado. (8-12)


Twelve Lizards Leaping: A New Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Romero Stevens, illus. by Christine Mau ($14.95), offers a new version of this carol. (4-8)

Fiddlin ' Sam by Marianna Dengler, illus. by Sibyl Graber Gerig ($15.95). A fiddler searches for someone to pass his talent on to. (5-8)


Missing in the Mountains by T.S. Fields ($6.95). Snowboarding kids are trapped in an avalanche. (8-12)

Paperback Reprint: Creatures at My Feet by Charles Davis, illus. by Sherry Neidigh ($6.95, 3-6).


Who Lives in the Snow? by Jennifer Berry Jones, illus. by Consie Powell ($15.95), introduces kids to the world of winter. (4-10)

The Weighty Word Book by Paul Levitt and Elissa Guralnick, illus. by Janet Stevens ($17.95). A new edition of this vocabulary book. (9-12)

Paperback Series: The Wild Wonder series adds In the City by Ann Cooper, illus. by Dorothy Emerling ($9.95, 4-8).


Otto: Biography of a Teddy Bear by Tomí Ungerer ($16.95). A story of love and survival in France during WWII. (6-10)

Paperback Reprint: Adelaide by Tomí Ungerer ($5.95, 4-8).



The War Comes to Madeline by Bev Martin ($7.99) recounts the adventures of a girl in Civil War-torn Missouri. (8-12)

Stop That Thief! by Laurel Nebel ($7.99). American siblings in London capture a gang of thieves. (8-12)

Schenectady Massacre by Jack Reber ($7.99). A ghost from a 1690 massacre is finally laid to rest. (8-12)

Dream on Charlie by Susan Lee Stutler ($7.99). A bright boy makes good use of his creative energy. (8-12)

Charlie Boy by Kim Delmar Cory ($7.99). A boy is drawn to shops where the early automobiles are being developed. (9-12)

The Day He Left by Jean Capron ($7.99). The daughter of a private eye investigates his disappearance. (12-16)

Belly Up by Mary Ann Easley ($7.99) centers on two siblings adrift on a life raft in the Pacific. (12-up)

Invisible Hannah by Joyce Esely ($7.99). While her father fights in WWI, an artistic girl thrives in her uncle's home. (12-up)

The Same Difference by Deborah Lynn Jacobs ($7.99). A girl with Asperberger's Syndrome succeeds after being mainstreamed in middle school. (12-up)

Tongjin and the Potter ' s Secret by Deborah Lynn Jacobs ($7.99) is a novel set in medieval Korea. (12-up)

The Printer ' s Devil by Marion Page ($7.99). Confederate agents in Vermont attempt to print counterfeit money. (14-up)

Run with the Wild by Barbara Wortman ($7.99). Teens help an outdoorsman. (14-up)

Silk and Sagebrush by Phyllis de la Garza ($9.99) collects stories about Western frontier women. (16-up)

Paperback Series: The Kipton Chronicles: The Kellianne Interlude by Charles Fontenay presents Kellianne and the Talking Doll ($7.99, 10-up). And What Was It Like? by Sandy Strait adds What Was It Like in the Korean War? ($14.99, 14-up).


The Civil War: A New View, in Close-Up 3-D by Mark Frey ($19.95) is a pop-up book focusing on four Civil War episodes. (All ages)

Atlas in the Round: Our Planet As You ' ve Never Seen It Before by Keith Lye ($14.95) offers a three-dimensional look at the Earth from above. (All ages)

Series: New Fit-a-Shape titles are Fit-a-Shape Pets and Fit-a-Shape Weather ($5.95 each, 3-up). The Keepsake series gains The Tooth Fairy Box and Princess by Maureen Rissik ($9.95 each, 5-up). Lift the Lid adds Lift the Lid on Pirates by Val Garwood ($19.95, 6-12). And Ancient Art continues with Stained Glass by Sarah Brown ($16.95, 8-up).


Blitz the Fun Book of Cartoon Faces and Blitz the Fun Book of Cartoon People by Bruce Blitz ($9.95 each) are drawing books by this TV artist. (All ages)


The Classic Treasury of Aesop ' s Fables , illus. by Don Daily ($9.98), offers 20 tales. (All ages)

Amazing Animals: The Fastest, Heaviest, Smallest, Largest, Fiercest, and Funniest by Mario Gomboli ($9.98) focuses on unusual animals. (All ages)

The Nutcracker Keepsake Set , illus. by Don Daily ($15.98), packages a book with a nutcracker figurine. (All ages)

The Night Before Christmas Keepsake Set , illus. by Don Daily ($15.98), offers a book and wooden nesting Santa dolls. (All ages)

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