Kid ' s Book to Welcome a New Baby, Rev. Ed . by Barbara Collman ($12.95). Activities aimed at encouraging interest in a soon-to-arrive sibling. (2-up)


Thank You, Meiling by Linda Talley, illus. by Itoko Maeno ($16.95). An ill-mannered duck learns to be courteous. (5-9)



Macaroni Math by Diane Ohanesian ($9.95) uses pasta and other common household items to teach math skills. (4-8)

Bouncing Eggs: Amazing Science Activities You Can Do at Home by William Wellnitz ($12.95) rounds up quick experiments. (7-10)

The Big Book of Air and Space Flight Activities , edited by Jani Macari Pallis ($14.95), is a guide to aeronautics. (8-12)

More Blue Ribbon Science Fair Projects by Maxine Iritz ($12.95) presents project ideas. (9-12)

Dr. Fred ' s Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station by Fred Bortz with J. Marshall Shepherd ($11.95) is a guide for aspiring meteorologists. (10-up)

Fantastic Flying Fun with Science: 69 Projects You Can Fly, Spin, Launch and Ride and Wacky Water Fun with Science: 69 Projects You Can Float, Sink, Squirt, and Sail by Ed Sobey ($11.95 each) offer activities that focus on the properties of flight; and water. (10-up)

Paperback Series: Little Scientists Hands-On Activities launches with Exploring Light and Color, Fun with Water and Bubbles, Learning About the Changing Seasons, Fun with Mixing and Chemistry and Learning About the Way Things Move by Heidi Gold-Dworkin and Donna Goodman Lee ($12.95 each, 5-8).


(Firefly, dist.)

Series: The Great Explorers moves on with Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson by Joan Elizabeth Goodman, illus. by Fernando Rangel ($19.95, 8-14).


The Ocean Within by V.M. Caldwell, illus. by Erica Magnus ($15.95, $6.95 paper). Elizabeth finds it difficult to adjust to her foster family and her iron-willed grandmother. (8-13)


The Wheels on the Bus , illus. by Rosanne Litzinger ($15.95). Turning wheels, flaps and tabs embellish this song. (2-6)

The Big Yawn by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($9.95), is a pull-the-tab story of bedtime in the rain forest. (3-5)

The Puzzled Penguin by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($9.95). A shivering penguin questions his identity. (3-7)

Pucker Up, Buttercup by A.J. Wood, illus. by Serena Fenesiani ($12.95), is a rhyming tale with die-cut windows. (3-up)

Quotations for Kids by J.A. Senn, illus. by Steve Pica ($24.95), collects more than 2000 quotations. (8-up)

Series: Snappy Pop-Ups adds Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dugald Steer and Snappy Little Farmyard and Snappy Little Christmas by Steer, all illus. by Derek Mathews ($12.95 each, 2-6). And All in a Row, Go! debuts with To the Circus and To the Zoo, illus. by Emma Davis ($9.95 each, 3-6).


What Is a Scientist? by Barbara Lehn, photos by Carol Krauss ($6.95), shows kids performing scientific tasks. (4-8)

Make Yourself a Monster! by Kathy Ross, illus. by Sharon Hawkins Vargo ($7.95), compiles Halloween party and craft ideas. (5-8)

Let ' s Celebrate Thanksgiving by Peter and Connie Roop, illus. by Gwen Connelley ($5.95), includes a history of this holiday, jokes and crafts. (5-8)

Christmas Decorations Kids Can Make by Kathy Ross, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm ($8.95), gives instructions for making 30 decorations. (5-8)

Smart Soccer by Nina Savin Scott, illus. by Anne Canevari Green ($8.95), is a guide to this sport. (10-up)

Hasty Pudding, Johnnycakes, and Other Good Stuff by Loretta Frances Ichord, illus. by Jan Davey Ellis ($8.95), traces America's culinary heritage. (8-12)

Paperback Series: New Real Kids Readers are Best Friends and No New Pants! by Marcia Leonard, I Like to Win! and Wash Day by Charnan Simon and I Am Mad! by Susan Hood, all illus. by Dorothy Handelman ($3.99 each, 4-6); I'll Do It Later and Let Me Help! by Louise Vitellaro Tidd, Surprise! by Simon, Time for Bed? by Hood and What's Going On? by Cynthia Benjamin, all illus. by Handelman ($3.99 each, 5-7); and Lucky Me! and Really? by Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Handelman ($3.99 each, 6-8). Kathy Ross's Crafts for All Seasons gains Crafts to Make in the Winter, illus. by Vicky Enright ($8.95, 5-8); and Crafts for St. Patrick's Day, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm ($6.95, 5-8). Click-It Computer Fun logs on again with Click-It Computer Fun Halloween and Click-It Computer Fun Christmas, both illus. by Sydney Wright ($5.95 each, 6-9). New Millbrook's Gateway Biography titles are Elizabeth Dole by Eileen Lucas, Bill Bradley by Tricia Andryszewski and Al Gore by Rebecca Stefoff ($8.95 each, 7-12). Millbrook's Sports World offers Tara Lipinski ($6.95, 8-11) and Michael Jordan ($7.95, 8-11), both by Bill Gutman. New Wave debuts with Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Terell Davis by Mark Stewart ($6.95 each, 9-up). And joining Cool Sites is Hot Stars for Kids on the Net by Lisa Trumbauer ($4.95, 10-up).


The Starry Sky, Rev. Ed. by Patrick Moore, illus. by Paul Doherty ($12.95), offers a tour of the solar system. (5-8)

Series : I Didn't Know That adds Some Cars Swim and Other Amazing Facts About Cars by William Perry ($8.95, 6-8). And The Encyclopedia of Awesome Earth and The Encyclopedia of Awesome Machines join Copper Beech's Awesome Encyclopedias ($14.95 each, 7-10).

Paperback Series: Launching Start with Art are Start with Art Animals and Start with Art People ($6.95 each, 6-9). And How Science Works starts up with Planes and Other Machines: Learn the Science-Build Model and Boats and Other Seacraft: Learn the Science-Build Model by Nigel Hawkes, illus. by Alex Pang ($6.95 each, 9-11).


Series: Real-Life Reader Biographies greets Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire by Carrie Muskat, Brandy by Donna Hayes, Mia Hamm and Michelle Kwan by John Torres, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hollywood Hulk Hogan by Susan Zannos, Rosie O'Donnell and Sheila E. by Christine Granados, Shania Twain by Jim Gallagher, Garth Brooks and Jeff Gordon by Phelan Powell and Salma Hayek by Valerie Menard ($15.95 each, 8-14).


Round and Square by Miriam Schlein, illus. by Linda Bronson ($15.95) looks at round and square objects. (5-9)

Sometimes I Feel Like a Storm Cloud by Lezlie Evans, illus. by Marsha Gray Carrington ($15.95). A book about moods. (6-10)

A Manual of House Monsters by Stanislav Marijanovic ($15.95). A guide to locating invisible monsters. (7-11)

Paperback Series: The Exploring series grows with Exploring Underground Habitats by Margaret Yatsevitch Phinney, illus. by Steven James Petruccio and Miriam Katin ($3.95, 6-10). And the Winky Blue series by Pamela Jane, illus. by Debbie Tilley, continues with Right On, Winky Blue! and Winky Blue Forever ($3.95 each, 7-11).


A Christopher Churchmouse Christmas by Barbara Davoll, illus. by Dennis Hockerman ($9.99). Christopher wants a churchmouse to be part of the church's manger scene.(5-8)

Series: The New! Christopher Churchmouse Adventures by Barbara Davoll, illus. by Dennis Hockerman, kicks off with four titles ($7.99 each, 5-8), and The Daystar Voyages by Gilbert Morris and Dan Meeks continues with two titles ($5.99 each, 9-13).


God of the Sparrow by Jaroslav Vajda, illus. by L. Preston McDaniels ($16.95), presents a hymn. (3-7)

Seeds of Heaven by Kim Henry, illus. by Mary Anne Lard ($17.95). On a walk with his father, a boy experiences the wonder of God's creations on earth. (3-8)


Young Jesus of Nazareth by Marianna Mayer ($16) compiles tales of Jesus's youth. (All ages)

I Look Like a Girl by Sheila Hamanaka ($16) celebrates the female spirit. (3-8)

Mama and Me and the Model T by Faye Gibbons, illus. by Ted Rand ($16), is a sequel to Mountain Wedding. (4-8)

Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo by Diane DeGroat ($15). The class bully invites Gilbert to his party. (4-8)

Hurray for Three Kings ' Day! by Lori Marie Carlson, illus. by Ed Martinez ($16), explains the traditions of this holiday. (4-8)

Iron John by Marianna Mayer, illus. by Winslow Pels ($16), tells the story of the friendship between a boy and his adoptive father. (5-up)

Santa Who? by Gail Gibbons ($16) examines the role Santa Claus plays in various cultures. (5-up)

Great Ice Bear by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Anne Wertheim ($16), focuses on polar bears. (7-up)

The History of Counting by Denise Schmandt-Besserat ($17) reveals how the concept of numbers developed. (8-up)

Ramona ' s World by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Alan Tiegreen ($15). Now in fourth grade, Ramona has a baby sister. (8-up)

You ' re On!, selected by Lori Marie Carlson ($17), presents seven plays in both English and Spanish. (8-up)

Women Warriors: Myths and Legends of Heroic Women by Marianna Mayer, illus. by Julek Heller ($18), collects 12 tales of brave women. (9-up)

My Land Sings: Stories from the Rio Grande by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Amy Córdova ($17), compiles seven tales set in the Southwest. (10-up)

Dust from Old Bones by Sandra Forrester ($16) centers on a girl of mixed race in 19th-century New Orleans. (10-up)

A Time Apart by Diane Stanley ($16). A teenager travels to England to participate in a university experiment. (10-up)

Jason ' s Gold by Will Hobbs ($16) is a novel set during the Klondike gold rush. (10-up)

Ordinary Miracles by Stephanie Tolan ($16). Can a boy's prayer campaign save a neighbor who has cancer? (12-up)

Beyond Paradise by Jane Hertenstein ($16) is a novel set in a U.S. Japanese internment camp during WWII. (12-up)

Series: Books of Wonder Classics welcomes The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by John R. Neill; and Five Children and It by E. Nesbit, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky ($22 each, all ages). Tales of King Arthurgains Lancelot by Hudson Talbott ($16, 5-up). Just for a Day continues with Tyrannosaurus Time by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Michael Rothman ($16, 5-up). The Gator Girls adds Gator Halloween by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15, 6-9). Joining Class Clown is The Just Desserts Club by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Karen Dugan ($16, 7-up). And new to American Adventures is Thomas in Danger by Bonnie Pryor, illus. by Bert Dodson ($15, 8-up).



How I Survived the Oregon Trail: The Journal of Jesse Adams by Laura Wilson ($9.95). A boy's diary recounts his family's experiences on the Oregon Trail. (7-up)


Paperback Reprints : Where's the Baby? by Pat Hutchins and A Place for Ben by Jeanne Titherington ($4.95 each, 3-up); Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller; and In the Snow: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George ($5.95 each, 3-up); All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka; New Sh s for Silvia by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Jerry Pinkney; Goblins in Green by Nicholas Heller, illus. by Jos. A. Smith; and Grandpa Bear's Christmas by Bonnie Pryor, illus. by Bruce Degen ($4.95 each, 4-up); How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole, illus. by Maxie Chambliss ($5.95, 4-up); Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg; The Heart: Our Circulatory System and The Brain: Our Nervous System by Seymour Simon; The Story of Religion by Betsy Maestro, illus. by Giulio Maestro; Hot Fudge by James Howe, illus. by Leslie Morrill; and Howe's The Fright Before Christmas ($5.95 each, 5-up); and Grandaddy and Janetta by Helen V. Griffith, illus. by James Stevenson; Communication by Aliki; and Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by Diane DeGroat ($4.95 each, 5-up).


Paperback Reprints: Michael Hague's Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Book-and-Bear Set by Michael Hague ($16.95, 1-up); Whambamboozle by Jason Page, illus. by Sebastian Quigley ($11.95, 6-up); and Make Your Own Egyptian Pyramid by James Putnam, illus. by David Cook; and Make Your Own Roman Villa by Pat and Sean Sheehan, illus. by Clive Spong, both with models created by Pat Doyle ($9.95 each, 8-up).


National Geographic™s Beginner™s World Atlas: A First Atlas for Beginning Explorers ($17.95) contains physical and political maps and color photos of the continents. (5-8)

Crawdad Creek by Scott Russell Sanders, illus. by Robert Hynes ($15.95). Michael and Lizzie observe wildlife around a backyard creek. (5-up)

The Tiger Has a Toothache: Helping Animals at the Zoo by Patricia Lauber, illus. by Mary Morgan ($15.95). A behind-the-scenes look at zoo doctors. (6-9)

National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers ($24.95). Thematic maps feature federal lands, territorial growth, endangered species and more. (8-12)

Trial by Ice: A Photobiography of Sir ErnestShackleton by K.M. Kostyal ($17.95) includes period photographs and quotes from Shackleton. (8-up)

Arnosky™s Ark by Jim Arnosky ($15.95). A catalogue of animals that the naturalist would like to take into the next century. (8-up)

Series:Animal Safari board books adds Tigers and Sea Otters by Marf Ferguson Delano ($5.95 each, 2-up). Destinations g s forward with Polar Regions by Jonathan Grupper ($15.95, 6-up). And the National Parks Mysteries continue with Deadly Waters by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson ($15.95, 8-12).


The Princess and the Frog by the Brothers Grimm, adapted by Will Eisner ($15.95), offers this tale in comic-book format. (4-8)

Series: The Wind in the Willows adds The Gates of Dawn by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Michel Plessix ($15.95, 4-10).


A Child ' s Garden of Verses , illus. by Thomas Kinkade ($24.99) collects p ms by Robert Louis Stevenson, plus biblical verses. (All ages)

A Child's Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle by Thomas Kinkade ($17.99) is a story based on a holiday painting. (All ages)

Somebody Bigger Than I by LeRoy Blankenship ($6.99) pays tribute to God's creations. (2-5)

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado, illus. by Liz Bonham ($5.99), is a board book that tells this Christmas tale. (3-7)

Welcome to Odyssey ($14.99) introduces the characters in the Adventures in Odyssey video series. (3-8)

Jesus Loves Me Bible by Ken and Angela Abraham ($14.99) is a compilation of biblical stories. (3-8)

Squanto and the Story of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas ($9.99) offers a tale about this Native American. (5-10)

Baseball for Breakfast by Bill Myers ($14.99). A magic watch allows Jimmy to skip ahead in time. (7-11)

Series: Following Jesus by John Hunt introduces Jesus Is My Friend, Jesus Listens to Me, Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Makes Me Happy ($3.99 each, 2-5).

Paperback Series: Bill Myers's My Life as a Mixed Up Millennium Bug joins The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle ($5.99, 8-12). And Passages gains four novels ($6.99 each, 8-12).


Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illlus. by Lisbeth Zwerger ($19.95). A new edition of this classic. (All ages)

Silent Night, Holy Night by Joseph Mohr, illus. by Maja Dusíková ($15.95), is a picture book on the Nativity. (All ages)

The Night Before Christmas Mini Book by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Ted Rand ($7.95). A new interpretation in a mini format. (All ages)

Ten Dirty Pigs: An Upside-Down, Turn-Around Bathtime Counting Book by Carol Roth, illus. by Pamela Paperone ($15.95). For these pigs, getting clean is just as much fun as getting dirty. (3-7)

Little Fox by Marilyn Janovitz ($15.95). A family shares time together. (3-7)

Harvey ' s Hare ' s Christmas by Bernadette Watts ($15.95). The holidays mean a lot of work for Harvey Hare, the postman. (4-7)

Santa ' s Gift by Charise Neugebauer, illus. by Barbara Nascimbeni ($15.95). This holiday tale focuses on sharing. (4-8)

Little Polar Bear and the Husky Pup by Hans de Beer ($15.95). Lars is back for another adventure. (4-8)

Little Polar Bear Big Book ($19.95). A large-sized edition of this tale. (4-8)

Why Are You Fighting, Davy? by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($15.95), looks at the ups and downs of friendship. (4-8)

Puss In Boots by Charles Perrault, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Giuliano Lunelli ($15.95). New illustrations accompany this traditional tale. (5-8)

Monkey Trouble by John A. Rowe ($15.95). The adventures of a little chimp are presented. (5-8)

Albert & Lila by Rafik Schami, illus. by Els Cools and Oliver Streich ($15.95). An odd couple outwit a fox. (5-8)

Meg ' s Wish by Friedrich Recknagel, illus. by Ilse van Garderen ($15.95). A story about moving and making new friends. (5-8)

Make a Wish, Honey Bear! by Marcus Pfister ($15.95). A lucky bear discovers how much he is loved. (5-8)

When I Grow Up... by Peter Horn, illus. by Cristina Kadmon ($15.95). A bedtime book for fathers and children. (5-8)

Laura by Binette Schr der ($15.95). A girl has an adventure, or is it a dream? (5-8)

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, adapted by Gerlinde Wiencirz, illus. by Julia Gukova ($15.95). This classic gets new visuals. (5-8)

A House Is Not a Home by Anne Liersch, illus. by Christa Unzner ($15.95). Cooperation is used to achieve a common goal. (5-8)

The Circus of Mystery by Maura Fazzi and Peter Kühner ($15.95). A drab world is transformed with color and excitement. (5-8)

Series: Additions to the Rainbow Fish series by Marcus Pfister are Rainbow Fish Board Book and Finger Puppet Set ($14.95, 3-6), Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale Big Book ($25, 5-8); and Marcus Pfister Favorites Board Book Package ($14.95, 3-6). New Easy-to-Reads are Come Back, Pigeon! by Antonie Schneider, illus. by Uli Waas; and The Man with the Black Glove by Ursel Scheffler, illus. by Christa Unzner ($13.95 each, 7-9).

Paperback Series: New titles in the Animal Family series are The Little Beaver Family Book by Sybille and Klaus Kalas and The Leopard Family Book by Jonathan Scott ($8.95 each, 6-10).

Paperback Reprints: Lisa and the Snowman by Coby Hol and No, No, Titus! by Claire Masurel, illus. by Shari Halpern ($6.95 each, 3-6); Ring-a-Ring O-Roses and a Ding, Dong Bell: A Book of Nursery Rhymes, selected and illus. by Alan Marks ($12.95, 3-6); Look by Michael Grejniec ($6.95, 4-8); Snail Started It! by Katja Reider, illus. by Angela von R hl; Good King Wenceslas, illus. by Christopher Manson; Meredith, The Witch Who Wasn't by Dorothea Lachner, illus. by Christa Unzner; The Gift from Saint Nicholas by Dorothea Lachner, illus. by Maja Dusikova; and The Golden Goose by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Dorothee Duntze ($6.95 each, 5-8); The Ghost in the Classroom by Gerda Wagener, illus. by Uli Waas; The Other Side of the Bridge by Wolfram Hanel, illus. by Alex de Wolf; Andy's Wild Animal Adventure by Gerda Marie Scheidl, illus. by Gisela Durr; and King Bobble by Marianne Busser and Ron Schr der, illus. by Hans de Beer ($5.95 each, 7-9).

Books in Spanish: ¡No, Tito, No! (No, No, Titus!) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Shari Halpern, trans. by Diego Lasconi ($15.95, $6.95 paper, 3-6); Mira (Look) by Michael Grejniec, trans. by Alis Alejandro ($15.95, $6.95 paper, 4-8); Todo empezo con Caracol (Snail Started It!) by Katja Reider, illus. by Angela von R hl, trans. by Diego Lasconi ($15.95, $6.95 paper, 5-8); and El pez arco iris y la balena libro grande (Rainbow Fish and the Big, Blue Whale Big Book) by Marcus Pfister ($25, 5-8) and El osito polar libro grande (Little Polar Bear Big Book) by Hans de Beer ($19.95, 5-8).


101 Things Every Kid Should Know About the Human Bodyby Samantha Beres ($14.95, paper $9.95) includes information and activities. (8-12)


The First-Timer ' s Guide to Magic Tricks by Shawn McMaster, illus. by Janise Gates ($8.95), offers instructions for performing tricks. (6-9)

Crossword America: The 50 States by Cathryn Long, illus. by Larry Nolte ($5.95), rounds up crossword puzzles and historical facts. (8-12)

Strange but True Civil War Stories by Nancy Clayton ($7.95) collects tales set during this era. (8-12)

The Ultimate Best Friends Book by Sharon McCoy and Sheryl Scarborough ($6.95) offers advice and activities. (8-12)

Wild Wings: Planes, Rockets, and Spacecraft to Build and Fly! by Peter Clemens and Shari Cohen ($8.95) includes diagrams and colored paper. (8-12)

The Teen Body Book: A Your Body, Yourself Book by Judy Lewellen ($11.95) discusses kids' changing bodies. (8-12)

Paperback Series : The 50 Nifty series gains 50 Nifty Dinosaursto Draw by Bryan Baugh ($6.95, 7-11); 50 Nifty Space Aliens to Draw by Neal Yamamoto ($6.95, 7-12); and 50 Nifty Super Faces to Paint by Lucy Monr ($6.95, 8-12). After School Stuff debuts with Cool Crafts by Cara Copperman, illus. by Chris Sabatino ($6.95, 8-12). Animals and Dinosaurs by Q.L. Pearce, illus. by Mary Ann Fraser, are new Science Crosswords ($4.95 each, 8-12). Draw History adds Civil War by Nancy Clayton, illus. by Susan Spellman ($7.95, 8-12). Kidsource gains Magic Tricks: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Magic! by Shawn McMaster, illus. by Mike Moran ($9.95, 8-12). A new 60 Super Simple title is 60 Super Simple More Science Experiments by Q.L. Pearce ($6.95, 8-12). And Draw Science welcomes Strange and Weird Animals by Nina Kidd ($7.95, 8-up).


Crashers by Jake Dunbar ($12.95, paper $4.95) tells of an unlikely but enduring friendship between two kids. (8-12)

Series: Touch & Feel by Ant Parker adds Colors, Counting, Opposites and Shapes ($4.95 each, 1-3). And Rafters continues with Keeper of the River by Nilsson Hennelly ($12.95, paper $4.95, 8-12).


Pass the Peas, Please by Dina Anastasio, illus. by Katy Keck Arnsteen ($7.95). Animals introduce manners. (4-7)

The Land Before Time Dinosaur Q&A by Peter Rand ($7.95) takes a tour through the dinosaur age. (8-12)

Paperback Series : New Lowell House Classics are Creepy Classics III and Classic Mysteries II, compiled by Glen and Karen Bleds , illus. by Barbara Kiwak ($5.95 each, 8-12). Kid's Science adds Backyard Science Experiments and Kitchen Science Experiments by Q.L. Pierce ($8.95 each, 8-12). Cobra! Real-Life Animal Attacks by Allen Ury joins Dangerous Encounters ($5.95, 8-12). And Killer Science gains Nature's Deadliest Predators by Shelly Silbering ($8.95, 8-12).


You Are the Explorer by Nathan Aaseng ($18.95). Readers share the experiences of eight famous explorers. (10-up)

Weapons: Designing the Tools of War by Jason Richie ($19.95) focuses on eight individuals whose technological achievements shaped the history of war. (10-up)

Explorers, Missionaries, and Trappers: Trailblazers of the West by Kieran Doherty ($21.95) profiles key settlers of the West. (10-up)

Construction: Building the Impossible by Nathan Aaseng ($19.95) examines the work of eight people who built extraordinary structures. (10-up)

Business Builders in Oil and Business Builders in Computers by Nathan Aaseng ($21.95 each) feature profiles of oil and computer tycoons. (10-up)


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Fun to Make Paper Crafts by Anna Curti ($13.95) offers paper projects. (5-8)


Tall in the Saddle by Anne Carter, illus. by David McPhail ($14.95). Where d s a father go when he leaves for work? (4-8)

Loon Lake Fishing Derby by Kathleen Cook Waldron, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($14.95). Wally and his pals dabble in the worm-selling business. (4-8)

The Prairie Fire by Marilynn Reynolds, illus. by Don Kilby ($14.95). A boy and his parents try to save their home. (4-8)

Alone at Ninety Foot by Katherine Holibutsky ($14.95). A girl struggles to come to terms with her mother's death. (12-16)


Ph be and the Gypsy by Andrea Spalding ($3.99) introduces a girl with second sight. (8-11)

The Red Bandanna by David John Smith ($5.95). A boy encounters a wild coyote. (8-12)

The World of Marine Mammals by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Garth Buzzard ($9.95), focuses on these animals and the researchers who study them. (8-12)

Paperback Reprints: Prairie Born by David Bouchard, illus. by Peter Shostak ($6.95, all ages); and In the Company of Whales: From the Diary of a Whale Watcher by Alexandra Morton ($9.95, 6-up).


Paperback Series : New Formac First Novelsare Marylou on Stage by Raymond Plante, illus. by Marie-Claud; Leo and Julio by Louise Leblanc, illus. by Phillipe Brochard; Leblanc's Maddie Tries to Be Good, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay; and Missing Mooch by Gilles Gautier, illus. by Pierre-Andrew Derame ($3.99 each, 6-9).


Paperback Reprint: The Magic of Mythical Creatures by Colleayn Mastin, illus. by Jan Sovak ($9.95, 6-up).


Paperback Series: Sports Stories introduces Hit and Run by Dawn and Karen Hunter, Free Throw by Jacqueline Guest, Shoot to Score by Sandra Richmond, Alecia's Challenge by Sandra Diersch and Courage on the Line by Cynthia Bates ($5.50 each, 8-13).


When I ' m Big by Tom Drury, illus. by Nila Aye ($15.95), takes a look at future careers. (All ages)

Zagazoo by Quentin Blake ($15.95) celebrates stages of growing up. (All ages)

Mr. Bear Says: Are You There, Baby Bear? by Debi Gliori ($9.95) is a lift-the-flap tale. (2-5)

Ten Silly Dogs: A Countdown Story by Lisa Flather ($15.95) introduces the concept of counting backward. (2-5)

Sammy and the Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds ($15.95), tells of a boy's adventure with dinos. (3-6)

Bedbugs by Megan McDonald, illus. by Paul Brett Johnson ($15.95), is a bedtime tale of a girl with a wild imagination. (3-6)

A Rattle of Bones: A Halloween Book of Collective Nouns by Kipling West ($15.95) features holiday wordplay. (3-6)

The Secret Fairy Party Book: Or How to Have Your Own Secret Fairy Party by Penny Dann ($14.95) is a party-planning primer. (3-up)

Little Bo Peep ' s Library Book by Cressida Cowell ($14.95) includes three mini pull-out books. (4-7)

1,2,3, Music! by Sylvie Auzary-Luton ($15.95). A girl shares her love of music. (4-7)

When Uncle Took the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray, illus. by Lloyd Bloom ($15.95), pays tribute to folk music and family. (4-7)

One Seal by John Stadler ($15.95) tells of a child's encounter with animals. (4-7)

Katie and the Mona Lisa by James Mayhew ($15.95) is a companion to Katie Meets the Impressionists. (4-7)

Montezuma ' s Revenge by Cari Best, illus. by Diane Palmisciano ($15.95). A dog plays a trick on his owners. (4-7)

Dream Journey by Gilles Eduar ($15.95) describes a camel's journey with a sleeping companion. (4-7)

Iktomi Loses His Eyes by Paul Goble ($16.95) stars this trickster. (4-7)

Hogsel and Gruntel and Other Animal Stories by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Michael Terry ($18.95), collects stories inspired by familiar tales. (5-8)

Simply Delicious! by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Jonathan Allen ($15.95). Jungle animals chase a man carrying an ice-cream treat. (5-9)

A Is for the Americas by Cynthia Chin-Lee and Terri de la Peña, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez ($15.95). An alphabet book celebrating the customs of the Americas. (5-9)

Jeremiah Learns to Read by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson ($15.95). An elderly man learns to read. (5-9)

George by Maggie Stern, illus. by Blanche Sims ($13.95, paper $4.95), collects three tales about a high-spirited boy. (6-9)

While You ' re Waiting for Food to Come by Eric Muller, illus. by Eldon Doty ($15.95, paper $8.95), serves up science experiments with food. (8-up)

Mighty Boy by Carol Sonenklar ($15.95) tells of a boy and a TV superhero. (8-12)

Paperback in Spanish: A es para decir Américas (A is for the Americas) by Cynthia Chin-Lee and Terri de la Peña, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez ($6.95, 5-9).

Paperback Reprints: Is There Room on the Feather Bed? by Libba Moore Gray, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($5.95, 2-6); The Cats of Mrs. Calamari by John Stadler ($5.95, 3-6); A Spoon for Every Bite by J Hayes, illus. by Rebecca Leer ($5.95, 4-7); My Mama Had a Dancing Heart by Libba Moore Gray, illus. by Raúl Colón; and The Bootmaker and the Elves by Susan Lowell, illus. by Tom Curry ($5.95 each, 4-8); The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey ($5.95, 4-10); A Is for Asia by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illus. by Yumi Heo; and Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker ($5.95 each, 5-10).


The Wit and Wisdom of Freddy by Walter Brooks, illus. by Kurt Wiese ($19.95). A collection of quotes drawn from the 26 Freddy the Pig books. (All ages)

Reissues: Freddy the Pilot and Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars by Walter Brooks, illus. by Kurt Wiese ($23.95 each, 8-up).


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Wow, Canada! by Vivien Bowers, illus. by Dan Hobbs ($29.95, paper $19.95), describes the splendors of Canada. (8-12)


The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children ' s P ms, edited by Donald Hall ($19.95), contains art by various children's book illustrators. (4-up)

The Nutcracker by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Nicki Palin ($16.95). A retelling of this ballet story. (4-up)

My Oxford First Book of Stories by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Robina Green ($19.95). A collection of fairy tales. (4-up)

The Midsummer Bride by Barbara Picard, illus. by Alan Marks ($16.95). Count Alaric's wife always disappears on midsummer's eve. (4-up)

The Bremen Town Band by Brian Wildsmith ($16.95). A new version of this Brothers Grimm classic. (4-up)

Christmas P ms , collected by Jill Bennett, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($11.95). A compendium of holiday verse. (4-up)

The Oxford First Book of Art by Gillian Wolfe ($18.95). Introduces children to art through images from around the world. (5-10)

The Mystery of Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue ($16.95) tells the story of the race to decipher the Rosetta Stone. (8-up)

Shakespeare ' s Theatre by Andrew Langley, illus. by June Everett ($17.95). A volume commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Globe Theatre. (8-up)

One Hundred Years of P try for Children , collected by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark ($25). A collection of classic and contemporary verse. (8-up)

The New Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories , edited by Dennis Pepper ($22.95), offers 26 tales, mostly from the early 20th century. (10-up)


Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, edited by Roma Gill ($7.95). A new edition of this tale. (11-up)

Series: A Journey Through Time by Roberta Angeletti travels with Vulca the Etruscan, The Minotaur of Knossos, The Cavepainter of Lascaux and Nefertari, Princess of Egypt ($16.95 each, 6-11).

Reprints: The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People, New American Edition ($19.95, 9-up); King Arthur by James Riordan, illus. by Victor Ambus ($12.95, 9-up); The Oxford Children's Book of Science by Charles Taylor and Stephen Pople ($16.95, 10-14); and The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings ($12.95, 10-up).

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