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Children's Books for Spring
Compiled by Sally Lodge -- 2/14/00

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The Lamaze Infant Development System Book Program launches with Look, Baby! ($8.99, infant-up) and Discovery Farm ($12.99, infant-up) by Sue Kueffner, illus. by Simone Abel; and Star Shapes and Butterfly in the Sky by Chl Daniel, illus. by Peter Lawson ($6.99 each, infant-up); Noisy Baby by Susan Hood, illus. by Shelley Dietrich; and Hood's In My House, illus. by Angie Sage ($8.99 each, 9 mos.-up); Teddy's Toy Box by Chl Daniel, illus. by Julia Oliver $6.99, 9 mos.-up); Squishy Fishie by Sue Kueffner, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church ($9.99, 9 mos.-up); Peek-a-Boo Zoo by Susan Hood, illus. by Simone Abel ($9.99, 18 mos.-up); Humpty Dumpty's Favorite Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Church ($10.99, 18 mos.-up); and Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Tracey Moroney ($7.99 each, 2-up).
The Road to El Dorado Storybook
by Catherine McCafferty and The Chicken Run Storybook by Terry Collins ($.75 each) are based on these forthcoming DreamWorks films. (3-10)
Paperback Series
The Land Before Time
continues with Cera's Big Idea and All Together, illus. by Joan Clapsadle ($.75 each, 2-10).

Books in Spanish
Franklin miente
(Franklin Fibs) and Franklin se pierde (Franklin Is Lost) by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark ($5.95 paper, 5-8); Arturo y los terriblesgemelos (Arthur Babysits) and La fiesta de Arturo (Arthur's First Sleepover) by Marc Brown ($6.95 paper, 5-8); and Cuentos de Apolo by Hilda Perera, illus. by Enrique Moreiro ($7.95 paper, 5-8).

The Legend of Freedom Hill
by Linda Jacobs Altman, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ($15.95). During the California Gold Rush, a Jewish girl helps an African-American friend rescue her mother from a slave catcher. (4-up)
Mama Elizabeti
by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale ($15.95), is a sequel to Elizabeti's Doll. (4-up)
The Piano
by William Miller, illus. by Susan Keeter ($15.95). In the early 1900s, an African-American girl's white employer teacher her to play the piano. (4-up)
Children of Long Ago
by Lessie Jones Little, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist ($15.95, paper $6.95), are p ms celebrating African-American childhood in the early 1900s. (4-up)
Crazy Horse's Vision
by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by S.D. Nelsen ($16.95), recounts how a dedicated boy grew up to be the brave warrior, Crazy Horse. (6-up)
Say Hola to Spanish
adds Say Hola at the Circus by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez ($15.95, 4-10).

Paper Airplanes: Models to Build and Fly
by Emery Kelly ($8.95) includes facts on aerodynamics plus model patterns. (9-12)
Paperback Series
Pull Ahead Books
starts up with Building Beavers and Sturdy Turtles by Kathleen Martin-James; Buzzing Rattlesnakes, Climbing Tree Frogs, Fishing Bears, Spinning Spiders, Squeaking Bats and Watchful Wolves by Ruth Berman; Digging Armadillos by Judith Jango-Cohen; Flying Brown Pelicans and Wading Birds by Anne Welsbacher; Giant Octopuses, Leaping Grasshoppers and Peeking Prairie Dogs by Christine Zuchora-Walske; Hiding Toads by Suzanne Paul Dell'Oro; Singing Robins by Fay Robinson; Sneaky Salamanders by Dell'Oro and Andréas Varela-Paul; and Waiting Alligators by William Muñoz ($6.95 each, 7-9). Hello USA travels to Kentucky by Dottie Brown, Mississippi by Anna Ready, Rhode Island by J.F. Warner, Vermont by Kathy Pelta and Wyoming by Carlienne Frisch ($5.95 each, 8-11). And new Biography titles are Bill Gates by Jeanne Lesinski, Bruce Lee by Linda Tagliaferro and Women of the Wild West by Katherine Krohn. ($7.95 each, 11-18).

by Ben Bo ($14.95). A young surfer survives a hurricane and solves a mystery. (12-18)
Cliff Charpentier's 2000 Fantasy Football Digest
by Cliff Charpentier ($14.95) compiles football stats and facts. (All ages)
Paperback Series

New Sports Achievers Biographies are Jeff Gordon: Racing's Superstar and Sammy Sosa: Home Run Hero by Jeff Savage ($5.95 each, 9-14). And Play by Play kicks off with Soccer by Lori Coleman and Softball by Kristin Wolden Nitz, both with photos by Andy King ($7.95 each, 11-14).

(Antique Collectors' Club, dist.)
Don't Dawdle Dorothy
by Margrit Cruickshank, illus. by Amanda Harvey ($18.99). Dorothy's imagination wanders when she begins to dawdle. (3-6)
Seven Ways to Catch the Moon
by Mark Robertson ($18.99) follows a girl's efforts to catch the moon. (3-6)
Ebele's Favourite--A Book of African Games
by Ifeoma Onyefulu ($18.99). Photos illustrate this collection of 10 traditional games. (5-8)
The Glass Garden
by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Fiona French ($18.99) A girl's father builds her a garden filled with glass birds and butterflies. (5-9)
The Enchanted Forest: A Scottish Fairy Tale
by Rosalind Kerven, illus. by Alan Marks ($18.99), retells this story about a girl who enters an eerie place. (5-9)
Cat in the Dark
, edited by Fiona Walters, illus. by Sophy Williams ($18.95), offers p ms featuring cats. (5-10)
Baby's World
welcomes At Home and Outdoors by Debbie MacKinnon, photos by Anthea Sieveking ($6.99 each, infant-3). And new Silly Rhymes are Mother Caught a Flea and One Potato, Two Potato by Jessica Souhami ($7.99 each, 2-6).
What Am I?
by Debbie MacKinnon, photos by Anthea Sieveking ($7.99), features photos of role-playing toddlers. (1-4)
Not Now, Charlie!
by Steve Weatherill ($7.99). Who will take Charlie the dog for a walk? (2-5)
Angel Annie
by Susie Jenkin-Pearce ($7.99). Annie's generous nature makes up for her clumsy ways. (3-5)
Has Anyone Seen Jack?
by Tony Bradman, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain ($7.99), is a retelling of this tale, with flaps that lift. (3-6)
Songbird Story
by Michael Rosen, illus. by Jill Dow ($7.99), presents a tale about a bird's song. (4-7)
Cinderella and the Hot Air Balloon
by Ann Jungman, illus. by Russell Ayto ($7.99). Instead of going to the boring ball, Cinderella g s flying. (4-7)
15 Ways to Go to Bed
by Kathy Henderson ($7.99) examines the ritual of bedtime. (4-7)
The Monkey and the Panda
by Antonia Barber, illus. by Meilo So ($7.99), is a tale starring a lean monkey and a stout panda. (4-8)
Little Inchkin
by Fiona French ($7.99). Japanese prints illustrate this folktale. (4-8)
Out for the Count
by Kathryn Cave, illus. by Chris Riddell ($9.99), offers a counting adventure. (5-7)
Let the Sun Shine
, edited by Kaye Webb ($9.99), is an anthology of p ms and stories. (5-8)
Tales from Grimm
by Antonia Barber, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain ($13.99), retells stories by the Brothers Grimm. (5-8)
Paperback Series

New Baby Goz books are Baby Goz, Good Night Goz and Baby Goz”When I Grow Up by Steve Weatherill ($7.99 each, 1-4).

The Best Friends Book
and Zoo Do's and Don'ts by Todd Parr ($5.95 each) present advice for best friends; and rules to follow at the zoo. (All ages)
Daisy's Day Out Board Book
and Daisy Says Coo! Board Book by Jane Simmons ($5.95 each). Daisy visits Grandma; and learns different sounds. (Infant-3)
Off We Go!
by Jane Yolen, illus. by Laurel Molk ($12.95). Baby animals and their mothers set out to visit Grandma. (2-6)
Daisy and the Beastie
by Jane Simmons ($12.95). Daisy and Pip hunt for the mysterious Beastie. (3-7)
Drawing Lessons from a Bear
by David McPhail ($14.95) offers whimsical advice on how to be an artist. (4-8)
Froggie Went A-Courting
by Marjorie Priceman ($14.95) gives this classic an urban twist. (4-8)
Little White Duck
by Walt Whippo, music by Bernard Zaritsky, illus. by Joan Paley ($13.95), presents this song. (4-8)
Arthur's Family Treasury
by Marc Brown ($18.95) collects three Arthur adventures. (4-8)
The Eensy-Weensy Spider
, adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($12.95). What happens to the spider after she leaps off the waterspout? (4-8)
Cajun Through and Through
by Tynia Thomassie, illus. by Andrew Glass ($14.95). Cajun brothers take a prim city cousin on a fishing trip. (4-8)
Opening Moves: The Making of a Young Chess Champion: Michael Thaler
by Barry Berg, photos by David Hautzig ($15.95), profiles this chess prodigy. (8-10)
Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs
by Lensey Namioka, illus. by Kees de Kiefte ($15.95). Yang takes on a string of jobs to pay for a new violin. (8-12)
Define "Normal"
by Julie Anne Peters ($14.95). Two very different girls find they have some surprising things in common. (8-12)
Soccer Duel
and Tennis Ace by Matt Christopher ($15.95 each, paper $3.95) center on two friends who are rivals on the soccer field; and a father who pushes his children to succeed on the tennis court. (8-12).
Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Life and Stories of St. Francis
by Margaret Mayo, illus. by Peter Malone ($16.95), examines the life of this saint. (10-up)
The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
by Susan Bachrach ($21.95, paper $14.95), tells of Hitler's propaganda surrounding the 1936 summer Olympics. (10-up)
Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Books
introduces Arthur and the Big Blow-Up, Arthur and the Perfect Brother and Francine the Superstar by Marc Brown ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-9). And The Soccer 'Cats by Matt Christopher plays on with Secret Weapon and Hat Trick, illus. by Daniel Vasconcello ($13.95, 7-9).
Board Book Reprint
Skip to My Lou
by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($5.95, 2-5).
Zoomdos You Can Do: 50+ Things You Can Craft, Bake, and Build from the Hit PBS TV Show!
and Zoomfun Outside: 50+ Outrageous Outdoor Games, Experiments, and More from the Hit PBS TV Show!, compiled by Amy E. Sklansky ($7.95 each), are based on the show ZOOM! (6-12)
Paperback Series

New Matt Christopher Sports Biographies are On the Field with¦Julie Foudy and On the Field with¦Terrell Davis ($4.95 each 8-12).
Paperback Reprints
D.W.'s Lost Blankie
by Marc Brown ($4.95, 3-6); Let's Go/Vamosand My Day/Mi día by Rebecca Emberley; Tinker and Tom and the Star Baby by David McPhail; What's the Big Secret? by Laurie Krasny Brown, illus. by Marc Brown; and A Caribou Journey by Debbie Miller, illus. by Jon Van Zyle ($5.95 each, 4-8); The Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook: New and Rev. Ed. by Joan Scobey, illus. by PatienceBrewster ($15.95, 10-up); Voices from the Fields: Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories by S. Beth Atkin ($12.95, 10-up); and Return to Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert ($5.95, 12-up).

Dudley Helps Out!
and Dudley's Birthday Party by David Wotjowycz ($7.95 each) are lift-the-flap tales. (3-5)
Wake Up, Little Tiger
and Time for Bed, Little Tiger by Julie Sykes, illus. by Tim Warnes ($5.95 each), follow a young tiger's daily adventures. (3-5)
Cock-a-Doodle Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo
by Giles Andreae, illus. by David Wotjowycz ($14.95), offers barnyard p ms. (3-7)
The Very Lazy Ladybug
by Isobel Finn, illus. by Jack Tickle ($14.95). A reluctant ladybug learns to fly. (3-7)
The Time it Took Tom
by Nick Sharratt, illus. by Stephen Tucker ($14.95), is a tale explaining the concept of time. (3-7)
George and Sylvia
by Michael Coleman, illus. by Tim Warnes ($14.95). Two love-struck gorillas change their appearances. (3-7)
Olive Octopus's Deep Sea Ditties
, Sidney Shark's Seaside Shanties, Christopher Crocodiles' Jungly Jingles and Larry Lion's Rumbly Rhymes by Giles Andreae, illus. by David Wotjowycz ($6.95 each), are board books adapted from Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean. (3-7)
Mr. Wolf's Pancakes
by Jan Fearnley ($14.95). Mr. Wolf's pancakes entice selfish neighbors to help out. (5-7)
Paperback Reprints
Dora's Eggs
by Julie Sykes, illus. by Jane Chapman; and It Could Have Been Worse by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Tim Warnes ($6.95 each, 3-7).



The Lobster Kids' City Explorer Series adds The Lobster Kids' Guide to Exploring Toronto by Nathalie Ann Comeau, The Lobster Kids' Guide to Exploring Calgary by Kate Zimmerman, The Lobster Kids' Guide to Exploring Vancouver by Jeni Wright and The Lobster Kids' Guide to Exploring Montreal by John Symon ($15.95 each, 2-12).

Barney Board Books
adds Barney's 5 Senses by Margie Larsen and Mary Ann Dudko, illus. by Dennis Full and Nelson Greenfield ($4.95, infant-6), Barney's Easter Party by Monica Mody, illus. by Darrell Baker and Greenfield ($5.95, infant-6), Barney's Book of Foods by Mark Bernthal, illus. by Darren McKee and Jeanne Windsor ($5.95, infant-6) and Barney, I Did It Myself! by Sandra Payne, illus. by Full, Becky Winslow and Jo Arnold ($5.95, infant); Barney for Baby: Star Light, Star Bright by Gayla Amaral, illus. by Tricia Legault is a Board Book with Rattle ($5.95, infant); Barney's Mother Goose Gift Set by Mody, illus. by Jay Johnson, is a new Book and Plush ($8.99, infant-6); No Squeak Cloth Books grows with Barney for Baby: I Love You by Amaral, illus. Legault ($6.95, infant); new Picturebacks are Barney G s to the Pet Shop by Bernthal, illus. by Full and Arnold, and Barney G s to the Fair by Bernthal, illus. by Full and Greenfield ($3.25 each, infant-6). And Barney Scribble Pads moves on with Barney's Scribble Pad, illus. by McKee and Greenfield ($1.99, 3-up).


Paperback Series

The Adventures of Wishbone adds Ivanhound by Nancy Holder, Huckleberry Dog by Alexander Steele and Twenty Thousand Wags Under the Sea by Carla Jablonski ($3.99 each, 8-12). Super Adventures of Wishbone continues with High Seas Adventure Special Compilation: Salty Dog, Robinhound Crus and Dog Overboard ($5.99, 8-12). New Wishbone Mysteries are Case of the Cyber-Hacker by Anne Capeci and Case of the Breaking Story by Alexander Steele; and Riddle of the Lost Lake by Joanne Barkan joins Wishbone Super Mysteries ($4.99 each, 10-13).MARLOR PRESS

Kid's Travel Fun Book: Play Games. Make Things Out of Paper and String. You'll Have a Ball by Loris Bree and Marlin Bree ($6.95) offers activities for young travelers. (6-12)

The McGraw-Hill Big Book of Cool Inventions: 101 Inventions, Experiments, and Mind-Bending Games
by Margaret Kenda and William Kenda ($14.95) collects experiments using readily available materials. (8-12)
Paperback Series
Ideas on Trial
offers Rachel Carson: Defender of the Environment by Adele Glimm and Jacques Cousteau: Explorer of the Deep Blue Seas and Sally Ride: First American Astronaut by Lorraine Jean Hopping ($8.95 each, 10-up).

(Firefly, dist.)
Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas
and Their City in the Clouds by Elizabeth Mann, illus. by Amy Crehore($19.95), examines these people and the building of this city in the Andes. (9-up)

The $66 Summer
by John Armistead ($15.95, paper $6.95). Set in Alabama in the 1950s, this is a novel about interracial friendships. (8-13)

If I Were a Grown-up!
by Woody ($12.95). Split pages reveal some unusual responses to the question, "What will I be when I grow up?" (2-7)
Naughty Parents
by Joy Gosney ($14.95). What would it be like to have unruly parents? (3-6)
Well, a Crocodile Can!
by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Britta Teckentrup ($12.95). Readers lift flaps and fold out tabs to view animal abilities. (3-7)
Big Numbers
by Edward Packard, illus. by Salvatore Murdoca ($14.95), explores the concept of big numbers and exponential progression. (5-8)
Our Big Home: An Earth P m
by Linda Glaser, illus. by Elisa Kleven ($14.95), focuses on the c xistence of humans and other living things. (5-9)
Make a Change
adds Opposites and Shapes, illus. by Margot Thompson, paper engineering by Geff Newland ($8.95 each, 2-6). And joining Set and Match are Farm Animals and Wild Animals, illus. by Janie Coath ($8.95 each, 3-up).
Fabulous Frogs
by Linda Glaser, illus. by Loretta Krupinski ($7.95), examines the life cycle of a frog. (3-6)
The Young Journalist's Book: How to Write and Produce Your Own Newspaper
by Nancy Bentley and Donna Guthrie, illus. by Katy Keck Arnsteen ($8.95), discusses journalism and newspaper-making. (8-11)
I Was Born a Slave: The Story of Harriet Jacobs
by Jennifer Fleischner, illus. by Melanie Reim ($12.95), is based on Jacobs's 1861 memoirs. (9-12)
Sweet Victory: Lance Armstrong's Incredible Journey
by Mark Stewart ($7.95) focuses on this cancer survivor who won the Tour de France in 1999. (9-up)
Burnin' Rubber: Behind the Scenes in Stock Car Racing
by George Sullivan ($8.95) offers a history of NASCAR. (10-13)
Teen Power Politics: Make Yourself Heard
by Sarah Jane Boyers ($9.95) offers a history of voting and advice on becoming politically active. (12-up)
Paperback Series
Christian Crafts
gains Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross ($7.95, 5-8). Click It!offers Computer Fun Social Studies and Computer Fun Writing by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Syndey Wright ($5.95 each, 6-9). New Gateway Biographies are Shannon Lucid: Space Ambassador by Carmen Bredeson and Susan B. Anthony: Daring to Vote by Barbara Keevil Parker ($8.95 each, 7-9). Dilly's Summer Camp Diary by Cynthia Copeland Lewis is a new Dilly title ($6.95, 7-9). I Know America continues with Our Space Program by Carmen Bredeson ($8.95, 7-9). Grandmothers at Work debuts with Meet My Grandmother, She's a Supreme Court Justice by Lisa McElroy ($7.95, 7-10). Cool Sites introduces Homework Help for Kids on the Net by Lisa Trumbauer ($4.95, 8-14). Get in the Game! With Robin Roberts adds Basketball Year: What It's Like to Be a Woman Pro and Careers for Women Who Love Sports by Robin Roberts ($6.95 each, 9-14). And New Wave rolls on with Nomar Garciaparra: Non-Stop Shortstop; Peyton Manning: Rising Son; Randy Moss: First in Flight; Se Ri Pak: The Drive to Win; and Tim Duncan: Tower of Power by Mark Stewart ($6.95 each, 9-up).

I Didn't Know That¦
adds I Didn't Know That Giant Pandas Spend 14 Hours a Day Eating and Other Amazing Facts About Giant Animals and I Didn't Know That Wolves Howl at the Moon and Other Amazing Facts About Creatures of the Night by Cecilia Fitzsimons ($8.95 each, 6-8).
Science Factory
by Jon Richards, illus. by Ian Thompson ($16.95), offers projects illustrating scientific principles. (7-9)
Paperback Series
Start with Art
issues Landscapes and Still Life by Sue Lacey, illus. by Rob Shone ($6.95 each, 6-9). The ¦for Fun series adds Nature for Fun Projects by Sally Hewitt, illus. by Tony Kenyon, Stuart Squires and Mike Atkinson ($14.95, 7-9). How Science Works introduces Cars, Trains, and Other Motorcycles and Rockets and Other Spacecraft by Nigel Hawkes, illus. by Alex Pang ($6.95 each, 9-11).

Real-Life Reader Biographies
welcomes Britney Spears by Ann Graham Gaines and Ricky Martin by Valerie Menard ($15.95 each, 8-14). And Latinos in Baseball adds Ivan Rodriguez and Vinny Castilla by Tony DeMarco, Manny Ramirez by Charlie Vascellero, Ramon Martinez and Alex Rodriguez by Jim Gallagher and Bernie Williams by Carrie Muskat ($18.95 each, 10-16).

Paperback Series

New titles are added to Teletubbies Coloring Activity Books ($1.29 each, 1-5); Fisher-Price Workbooks ($2.49 each, 3-8); Barbie Sticker Workbooks ($1.29 each, 4-8); Franklin Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 4-8); Digimon Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 5-8); Digimon Full-Color Storybooks ($1.49 each, 5-8); Power Rangers Skill Builder Workbooks and Power Rangers Learning Pads ($1.49 each, 5-8); Barbie Workbooks ($2.49 each, 5-8); Dragonball Z Coloring and Activity Books and Dragonball Z Full-Color Activity Books ($1.29 each, 5-11).

Sounds of a Summer Night
by May Garelick, illus. by Candace Whitman ($15.95), describes nighttime sounds. (5-8)
Songs of Myself: An Anthology of P ms and Art
, adapted by Georgia Heard ($15.95), collects p ms celebrating individuality. (7-10)
Journey to a New Land: An Oral History
by Kimberly A. Weinberger, illus. by Tony Meers ($15.95), tells of those who have left their homelands. (7-10)
by Ant Parker ($5.95) is a flap-book featuring a cat. (3-6)
Deadbolts and Dinkles
by Kathy Kennedy Tapp, illus. by Carol Newsom ($3.95). Zach, his brother and his grandfather answer strange questions. (7-9)
Pro Sports: How Did They Begin?
by Don Wulffson, illus. by Alfred Giuliani ($5.95), examines the genesis of professional sports (7-10)
Forest Fires: Run for Your Life!
by Josephine Nobisso ($5.95) focuses on forest fires. (7-10)

A Home for the Hamster
, A Different Kind of Party, Sarah and the Art Contest and Last Chance for Camp by Larry Burkett ($7.99 each) are stories that aim to teach readers about handling finances. (8-12)
Paperback Series

New Too Smart Jones titles by Gilbert Morris are Too Smart Jones and the Stranger in the Cave, Too Smart Jones and the Cat's Secret, Too Smart Jones and the Stolen Bicycle and Too Smart Jones and the Wilderness Mystery ($5.99 each, 8-13). Morris's The Daystar Voyages adds White Dragon of Sharnu and Attack of the Denebian Starship ($5.99 each, 9-13). And new to Morris's The Seven Sleepers are The Strange Creatures of Dr. Korbo and City of the Cyborgs ($5.99 each, 10-14)

All Things Bright and Beautiful
by Cecil Frances Alexander, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($17.95), illustrates this hymn. (3-7)
Gabriel, God and the Fuzzy Blanket
by Annette Greissman, illus. by David Erickson ($16.95). A child learns that he can leave his security blanket at home since God is always with him. (3-7)

Made in Mexico
by Peter Laufer, illus. by Susan L. Roth ($16.95). Collages illustrate this look at the Mexican town of Paracho. (All ages)
Animal Safari: Tree Frogs
and Kangaroos by Marfe Ferguson Delano ($5.95 each). Photos examine these species in their natural habitats. (2-5)
by Ellen Prager, illus. by Nancy Woodman ($15.95), explains what sand is and where it comes from. (4-8)
George Washington
by Cheryl Harness ($17.95) is an illustrated biography. (5-10)
Destination: Australia
by Jonathan Grupper ($16.95). Photos showcase Australia's animals. (6-up)
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illus. by Jeffrey Thompson ($16.95). New art accompanies this classic American p m. (6-up)
Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews
by Ann Bausum ($17.95) chronicles the career of this explorer. (8-up)
Meeting Dolphins: My Adventures in the Sea
by Kathleen Dudzinski ($17.95). A marine biologist shares her encounters with dolphins. (8-up)
On Time: From Seasons to Split Seconds
by Gloria Skurzynski ($17.95) explores the concept of time. (8-up)

The National Parks Mystery series continues with The Hunted by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson ($15.95, 8-up).

A Child's Garden of Verses Baby Book
, illus. by Thomas Kinkade ($24.99), features p ms by Robert Louis Stevenson. (All ages)
The Thornbush
by Michael Laughlin ($12.99) tells of the Jerusalem bush that provided the thorns for Jesus's crown at the Crucifixion.
Growing with Jesus
by Andy Holmes ($15.99) provides 100 devotionals. (3-7)
Prayers with Bears
by Alan and Linda Parry introduces The Lord's Prayer, First Corinthians 13, The 23rd Psalm and The Beatitudes ($3.99 each, infant-3). Jay Jay the Jet Plane flies on with You Are Special, Share Together, Love Each Other and Friends Forever ($5.99 each, infant-3). And VeggieTales issues Veggiecational Mini Books Set: Junior's Colors, How Many Veggies?, Bob and Larry's ABC's and Archibald's Opposites by Phil Vischer ($9.99, infant-7).
Board Book Reprint
Just in Case You Ever Wonder
by Max Lucado ($5.99, infant-3).
Bibleman Fan Book
($7.99) presents Bible-based messages from the Bibleman video characters. (4-11)
Paperback Series
The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle
by Bill Myers gains My Life as a Busted-Up Basketball Backboard ($5.99, 8-12). TodaysGirls.com by Terry Brown logs on with Stranger Online and The Portrait ($5.99 each, 10-14). Passages by Paul McCusker continues with Glennall's Betrayal, Draven's Defiance and Fendar's Legacy ($6.99 each, 10-14).

Aaron Carter: The Little Prince of Pop: The Story Behind My Son's Rise to Fame
by Jane Carter with Margaret Sagarese ($9.95) centers on the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. (10-up)

Who Am I?
by Michelle Hackerott ($7.99) celebrates diversity. (3-6)
God's World and Me from A to Z
by Judy Langley ($8.99) is a rhyming alphabet book. (3-6)
A Child Like Me
adds Darby Down Under by Barbara Massey and Sylvia DeLoach ($6.99, 6-10).
Paperback Series
Adventures in Misty Falls
debuts with Cassie, You're a Winner!, Best Friends Forever?, J.J., Navaho Princess and Robyn Flies Home by Renee Kent ($4.99 each, 8-12).
All Mixed-Up!
by Julia Gukova ($9.95). Kids match heads, middles and feet to piece together creatures. (All ages)
The Rainbow Fish Bath Book
by Marcus Pfister ($6.95) offers this title in bath-book format. (1-3)
The Birth of the Moon
by Coby Hol ($13.95) reveals the waxing and waning of the moon. (3-6)
Peter's Picture
by Valeri Gorbachev ($15.95). D s anyone appreciate Peter's work of art? (3-6)
The Best of Friends
by Pirkko Vainio ($15.95). Despite their differences, Hare and Bear are best friends. (5-8)
The Happy Hedgehog
by Marcus Pfister ($15.95). A hedgehog ventures from his garden to see how others live. (5-8)
The Lion and the Mouse
, retold by Bernadette Watts ($15.95), offers this fable by Aesop. (5-8)
Little Elephant's Song
by Wolfram Hänel, illus. by Cristina Kadmon ($15.95). An elephant learns to trumpet at his own pace (5-8)

New Easy-to-Reads are Be Brave, Little Lion! by Ursel Scheffler, illus. by Ruth Scholte van Mast; and Max and Molly and the Mystery of the Missing Honey by Jürg Obrist ($13.95 each, 6-9).
Books in French
Dix petits cochons tout propres/Dix petits cochons tout sales
(Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs) by Carol Roth, illus. by Pamela Paparone ($15.95, 3-7); Arc-en-ciel fait la paix (Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale) by Marcus Pfister ($18.95, 5-8); and La N l de Fenouil! (Merry Christmas, Davy!) and Fenouil, on n'est plus copains! (Why Are You Fighting, Davy?) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($15.95 each, 5-8).
Books in German
Zehn saubere Schweinchen/Zehn schmutzige Schweinchen
(Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs) by Carol Roth, illus. by Pamela Paparone ($15.95, 3-7); Der regenbogenfisch stiftet Frieden (Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale) by Marcus Pfister ($18.95, 5-8); and Pauli Fröhliche Weihnachten! (Merry Christmas, Davy!) and Pauli, Streit mit Edi (Why Are You Fighting, Davy?) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($15.95 each, 5-8).
Books in Italian
Dieci porcellini sudici/Dieci porcellini puliti
(Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs) by Carol Roth, illus. by Pamela Paparone ($15.95, 3-7); and Piuma in nave (Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear) by Hans de Beer; Fiocco e Schiaccianoci (Hopper's Treetop Adventure) and Papà Pit e Tim (Penguin Pete and Little Tim) by Marcus Pfister; and Paolino bisticcia con robi (Why Are You Fighting, Davy?) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($15.95 each, 5-8).
Book in Japanese

Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale
by Marcus Pfister ($18.95, 5-8).
Books in Spanish
Conejito y el mar
(Little Rabbit and the Sea) by Gavin Bishop; and Diez perros en la tienda (Ten Dogs in the Window) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Pamela Paparone ($15.95 each, 3-6); Dany, ¿quiers cuidar a tu hermanita? (Will you Mind the Baby, Davy?) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($15.95, 5-8); El osito usado (Used-Up Bear) by Clay Carmichael ($5.95 paper, 6-8); and Tomás lee al revés (The Upside-Down Reader) by Wilhelm Gruber, illus. by Marlies Rieper-Bastian ($5.95 paper, 6-9).
Board Book Reprint
, Hopper Hunts for Spring and Hopper's Easter Surprise by Marcus Pfister ($12.95 the set, 1-3).
Paperback Reprints
Little Rabbit and the Sea
by Gavin Bishop; and Ten Dogs in the Window by Claire Masurel, illus. by Pamela Paparone ($6.95 each, 3-6); and The Living Earth by Eleonore Schmid; Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Maja Dusíková; and Will You Mind the Baby, Davy? by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($6.95 each, 5-8).
Paperback Series Reprints
Animal Family
reprints The Crocodile Family Book by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone and The Goose Family Book by Sybille Kalas ($8.95 each, 6-10). And Easy-to-Reads adds The Upside-Down Reader by Wilhelm Gruber, illus. by Marlies Rieper-Bastian; and Used-Up Bear by Clay Carmichael ($5.95 each, 6-8).
How Will We Get to the Beach?
by Brigitte Luciani, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($14.95). When the car won't start, a resourceful mother relies on a bicycle, skateboard and kayak for transportation. (3-6)
The Elf's Hat
by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by John A. Rowe ($15.95). Forest animals make their home in an elf's hat. (5-8)
Lord of the Cranes
by Kerstin Chen, illus. by Jian Jiang Chen ($15.95), is a Chinese folktale of virtue rewarded. (5-8)
The Real Winner
by Charise Neugebauer, illus. by Barbara Nascimbeni ($15.95). Patient Humphrey shows whiny Rocky that winning isn't everything. (5-8)


New to Ranger Rick/Wildlife for Kids are Wild Animals ($14.95, 8-12) and Whales for Kids by Tom Wolpert ($6.95 paper, 8-12).

Gruesome Grub and Disgusting Dishes
by Susan Martineau ($6.95) promises to deliver "revolting recipes." (7-12)
The Art of Mehndi
by Jane Glicksman ($4.95) instructs on the ancient art of mehndi body painting. (8-12)
The Kid's Guide to E-Mail
by Cara Stevens and Larry Stevens ($6.95) offers tips on creating address books, storing and using files, etc. (8-12)
Super Invention Fair Projects
by Zondra Knapp ($9.95) tells how to design, build and test inventions. (8-up)
Paperback Series
Gifted & Talented
adds Kitchen Science Experiments by Barbara Saffer ($5.95, 6-8). The First Timer's series gains Guide to Origami by Jill Smolinski ($8.95, 6-9) and Guide to Book Reports and Other Writing Projects by Dana Voth ($8.95, 7-9). Launching Attitude (How to Be the Coolest Girl You Know) is Tips to Help You Deal, Feel, and Be Real by Lisa McCourt and Aimee McCourt ($6.95, 8-12). KidSource continues with Science Experiments by Amy Hansen ($9.95, 8-12). Joining Girls Wanna Have Fun! is Fun Fingers, Fancy Feet by Jane Glicksman ($9.95, 8-12). Crossword America offers American History 1900 to 2000 by Cathryn Long ($5.95, 8-12).

20 Steps to Better Soccer
by Dan Woog ($6.95) outlines soccer drills and exercises. (8-12)

Women with Wings
by Jacqueline McLean ($18.95) examines the lives of early women pilots. (10-up)
Business Builders in Fast Food
by Nathan Aaseng ($19.95) profiles 10 individuals who helped create the fast food industry. (10-up)
Secretaries of War, Navy, and Defense: Ensuring National Security
by Jason Ritchie ($21.95) focuses on eight influential leaders. (10-up)
Secretaries of State: Making Foreign Policy
by Jason Ritchie ($21.95) centers on such advisors as John Quincy Adams and Henry Kissinger. (10-up)

Me and Mr. Mah
by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Janet Wilson ($14.95). Ian finds a new friend and learns to accept change. (4-8)
Dream Water
by Karen Rivers ($14.95). After witnessing a tragedy, two teens struggle with personal demons. (12-16)
Lefty Carmichael Has a Fit
by Don Trembath ($6.95). A teenager learns he has epilepsy. (12-16)
Paperback Series

New Eric Wilson Mysteries are Disneyland Hostage and Code Red at the Supermall ($4.99 each, 7-10). And Orca Young Readers adds Ellie's New Home by Becky Citra ($4.95, 7-11); and Three on Three by Eric Walters ($4.95, 8-11).

The Principal's Kid
by John Weir ($5.95). Something deep under the sea threatens two amateur sleuths. (8-12)
Changing Jareth
by Elizabeth Wennick ($6.95) A teen's life takes a rapid nosedive. (12-16)

What-If Sara
by Rhea Tregebov, illus. by Leanne Franson ($10.95), centers on a girl and her immigrant family in 1930s. (4-8)
The Secret of Gabi's Dresser
by Kathy Kacer ($4.95) is the story of a Jewish girl in Eastern Europe in 1942. (8-12)
The Nordlings
by Kathleen McDonnell ($6.95) is a fantasy adventure based on the story of a lost explorer. (10-14)

Orca/Sono Nis Press
Tarragon Island
by Nikki Tate ($4.95). A girl tries to come to terms with her imperfections and those of her family. (8-12)
Paperback Series
debuts with Rebel of Dark Creek, Team Trouble at Dark Creek, Jessa Be Nimble, Jessa Be Quick, Sienna's Rescue, Raven's Revenge and Return to Skoki Lake by Nikki Tate ($4.95 each, 8-12).

Stone Bench in an Empty Park
, selected by Paul B. Janeczko, photos by Henri Silberman ($15.95), is a haiku and photo collection celebrating city life. (All ages)
Patch and the Rabbits
and Patch Finds a Friend by Matthew Price, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark ($5.95 each), are pull-the-tab tales starring a puppy. (2-5)
Not Without Bear
by Anna Grossnickle Hines ($9.95). Audrey searches for Bear in this lift-the-flap story. (2-5)
Dog's Day
by Jane Cabrera ($12.95) features Dog and his animal pals. (2-5)
Train Song
by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Donald Saaf ($14.95), relays a story about a train. (2-5)
Toddler Time
by Francesca Simon, illus. by Susan Winter ($15.95), collects verses and rhymes for toddlers. (2-5)
New Sh s, Red Sh s
by Susan Rollings ($15.95) offers a salute to sh s. (3-6)
Dr. Duck
by H.M. Ehrlich, illus. by Laura Rader ($14.95), introduces a web-footed physician who makes house calls. (3-6)
Stay Awake, Bear!
by Gavin Bishop ($15.95) centers on a bear who has better things to do than hibernate. (3-6)
Mr. Bear's Vacation
by Debi Gliori ($15.95). Mr. Bear has a camping adventure. (3-6)
Mouse at Night
by Nancy Christensen Hall, illus. by Buket Erdogen ($14.95), tells of a hardworking mouse. (3-6)
The Body Book
by Shelley Rotner and Steve Calcagnino ($15.95). Photos illustrate this look at the human body. (3-6)
Mort the Sport
by Robert Kraus, illus. by John Himmelman ($15.95). An elephant discovers what suits him best. (4-7)
Don't Do That, Kitty Kilroy!
by Cressida Cowell ($15.95). A rambunctious preschooler wreaks havoc. (4-7)
A Day with the Bellyflops
by Francine Bassède ($14.95). A mother pig discovers that working at home is not as easy as she'd expected. (4-7)
Mice Make Trouble
by Becky Bloom, illus. by Pascal Biet ($15.95). A boy makes drawings of some mischievous mice. (4-7)
City Pig
by Karen Wallace, illus. by Lydia Monks ($15.95). An urban, professional pig finds what she has been missing. (4-7)
Blackberry Booties
by Tricia Gardella, illus. by Glo Coalson ($15.95). A girl discovers that the best gifts come from the heart. (4-7)
Momma, Where Are You From?
by Marie Bradby, illus. by Chris K. S ntpiet ($16.95). A mother answers her daughter's queries about her roots. (4-7)
When You Take a Pig to a Party
by Kristina Thermaenius McLarey and Myra McLarey, illus. by Marjory Wunsch ($15.95). A well-mannered pig g s hog-wild at a party.(5-9)
Six Hogs on a Scooter
by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Scott Nash ($15.95). The Hog family tries out various modes of transportation en route to the opera. (5-9)
The Loudest, Fastest, Best Drummer in Kansas
by Marguerite Davol, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($15.95). A girl strives to be the ultimate drummer. (5-9)
by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Joanna Yardley ($15.95), pays tribute to p t Edna St. Vincent Millay. (5-9)
The Night Rainbow
by Barbara Juster Esbensen, illus. by Helen Davie ($16.95), celebrates the Northern Lights. (5-9)
Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites
by Durga Bernhard ($16.95) focuses on a tree and the world that surrounds it. (5-9)
Ferocious Girls, Steamroller Boys, and Other P ms in Between
by Tim Bush ($16.95), collects seven p ms. (6-9)
Beezy and Funnybone
by Megan McDonald, illus. by Nancy Poydar ($14.95), stars Beezy and her dog. (6-9)
Trouble on Thunder Mountain
by Russell Hoban, illus. by Quentin Blake ($14.95), is a story about teamwork. (7-10)
Movin': Teen P ts Take Voice
, edited by Dave Johnson, illus. by Chris Raschka ($15.95, paper $6.95), collects p try by teenagers. (12-up)
Paperback Reprints
by Minfong Ho, illus. by Holly Mead ($6.95, 2-5); Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale, illus. by Salley Mavor ($5.95, 2-6); The White Cat by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Gennady Spirin ($6.95, 4-8); Tchaikovsky Discovers America by Esther Kalman, illus. by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson ($6.95, 5-8); Beezy, Beezy Magic and Beezy at Bat by Megan McDonald, illus. by Nancy Poydar ($4.95 each, 6-9); An Extraordinary Life by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Bob Marstall ($7.95, 8-12); and The Other Side: Shorter P ms by Angela Johnson ($6.95, 10-up).

Freddy the Pig
returns in Freddy and the Dragon and Freddy and Mr. Camphorby Walter R. Brooks, illus. by Kurt Weise ($23.95 each, 8-up).

(Firefly, dist.)
The Anti-Boredom Book: 133 Completely Unboring Things to Do!
by the editors of Owl and Chickadee magazines ($22.95, paper $12.95) rounds up activities and trivia. (5-9)
Finding Out About Dinosaurs
by Elin Kelsey ($19.95) collects dinosaur facts, art and photos. (8-12)

When the World Began: Stories from Ethiopia
by Elizabeth Laird ($25) presents tales reflecting Ethiopia's various religions and cultures. (5-11)
The Young Musicians Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and Pros
by Amy Nathan ($18.95, paper $9.95) offers advice from professional and teenage musicians. (11-18)
Paperback Reprints
The Ancient City
by Peter Connolly ($18.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Oxford Portraits in Science
reprints Linus Pauling by Tom Hager and Francis Crick and James Watson by Edward Edelson ($11.95 each, 12-up). And British Library Writers' Lives welcomes Charlotte Brontë by Jane Sellars, Jane Austen by Dierdre LeFaye and William Shakespeare by Dominic Shellard ($15.95 each, 12-up).

Sleepy Angel's First Bedtime Story by Tara Malanga and Susan Heyb r O'Keefe, illus. by Dennis Rockhill ($9.95). Racquel's grandmother assures her that God is keeping watch at night. (Ages 2-7)
Children's Book of Family Blessings by Ellen J. Kendig, illus. by Phyllis Saroff ($7.95). A collection of more than 30 original blessings. (Ages 4-10)
Children's Book of Classic Catholic Prayers, edited by Robert F. Morneau, illus. by Dennis Rockhill ($5.95), brings together more than 20 well-known prayers. (Ages 4-10)
Walking with God Board Books by Sally Anne Conan, photos by Heidi Bratton, adds The Little Shepherd, Rejoice! Jesus Welcomes Me!, Little Ways to Give God Praise and Count Your Blessings ($5.95 each, infant-5); and The Emerald Bible Collection grows with Whitney Coaches David on Fighting Goliath and Whitney Solves a Dilemma with Solomon by Therese Johnson Borchard, illus. by Wendy Van Nest ($5.95 each, 8-12).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Farmer George and the Fieldmice
and Farmer George and the Lost Chick by Nick Ward ($13.95 each) feature this farmer and his animals. (3-5)
The Poppykettle Papers
by Robert Ingpen and Michael Lawrence ($22.95) follows the journey of the tiny Hairy Peruvians from ancient Peru to a new land. (8-12)
Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories
and The Knight and the Squire by Terry Jones, illus. by Michael Foreman ($22.95 each), present story collections and an adventure tale set in 14th-century England and France, respectively. (9-12)

Harriet's Horrible Hair Day
by Dawn Lesley Stewart, illus. by Michael White ($15.95). A girl g s to great lengths to tame her unruly hair. (4-8)
The Horned Toad Prince
by Jackie Mims Hopkins, illus. by Michael Austin ($15.95), gives this fairytale a Southwestern setting. (4-8)
Crossing Jordan
by Adrian Forgelin, illus. by Suzy Schultz ($14.95), is a novel about the friendship between a white girl and an African-American girl. (8-12).

The About¦ series adds About Insects: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($14.95, 3-8). New to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Books are The Making of My Special Hand and Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair by James Riggio Heelan, illus. by Nicola Simmonds ($14.95 each, 5-up). Peachtree Jr. Middle Readers adds Crossing Jordan by Adrian Forgelin, illus. by Suzy Schultz ($14.95, 8-12).
Paperback Series
GirlSports GirlStories
kicks off with Playing to Win by Margo Sorenson ($4.95, 8-12).

Rare and Endangered
by John Dowd ($5.95). Teens unwittingly become involved in poaching activities in the Caribbean. (11-15)
Paperback Series
Misfits, Inc.
continues with Growler's Horn by Mark Delaney ($5.95, 11-15).

Amazing Bald Eaglet
by Barbara Birenbaum, illus. by Dick Ayre, photos by Rick Denomme and Sharon Savastio ($19.95), tells of an eaglet egg that becomes a bald eagle. (8-12)
Historical Adventures
adds The Olympic Glow by Barbara Birenbaum, illus. by Pat Sapp ($12.95, paper $5.95, 8-12).
Og and His Frogs
by Gabriel Simon, illus. by Dianne Finch ($12.95). Og brings some strange frogs to school. (4-8)

(Midpoint Trade Books, dist.)

Joining the ABC Riddles series is ABC School Riddles by Susan Joyce, illus. by Doug DuBosque ($13.95, 5-8).

The Very Little Leprechaun Tale
by Yvonne Carroll, illus. by Jacqueline East ($9.95), is a storybook packaged with a leprechaun toy. (3-8)
The Warlord's Puzzle
by Virginia Walton Pilegard, illus. by Nicolas Debon ($14.95). A peasant boy convinces his father to enter a contest to solve a puzzle. (5-8)
When the Rain Came Down in Bayou Town!
by Chérie Schadler, illus. by Ann Biedenharn Jones ($14.95). Townsfolk race the rain as they hurry to repair a roof. (5-8)
Gaston G s to Mardi Gras
by James Rice ($14.95). This flying alligator journeys to New Orleans. (5-8)
Evangeline and the Acadians
by Robert Tallant, illus. by Corinne Boyd Dillon ($8.95), recounts the Acadians' exile from Novia Scotia. (8-12)

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Compete Works of Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll, illus. by John Tenniel ($22.95), collects stories, games, puzzles and verse. (7-up)
The Puffin Book of Nonsense Stories
, selected and illus. by Quentin Blake ($10.95), offers works by Lewis Carroll, James Thurber, Edward Lear and others. (7-up)

Code of the Drum
by L.L. Owens, illus. by Margaret Sanfillipo ($13.95, paper $8.95). Jacob runs away from home to become a drummer boy for the Union troops. (7-12)
Wagons Ho: A Diary of the Oregon Trail
by Cynthia Mercati ($13.95, paper $8.95). A boy chronicles his family's journey by wagon from Illinois to Oregon. (7-12)
The Chisholm Trail
by Cynthia Mercati ($13.95, paper $8.95). A teenage cowboy tells of his first drive on this trail. (7-12)
American Justice: Seven Famous Trials of the 20th Century
by Lisa Owens ($13.95, paper $8.95) profiles notorious trials from last century. (9-14)
Orcas: High Seas Supermen
by Ellen Hopkins, photos by Jeff Foott and Charlotte Fiorito ($13.95, paper $8.95), examines orca whales. (9-14)
Linnie's Letters
and Almost Sisters by Candri Hodges, illus. by Sue Cornelison ($13.95 each, paper $5.60), are historical novels about girls in pioneer-day California and in post-Civil War Kansas, respectively. (9-14)
Tales of the Civil War
, retold by Peg Hall, illus. by Greg Hargreaves and Mike Aspengren ($10.95, paper $5.60), collects fiction and facts about the War Between the States. (9-14)

The Mad Scientist Handbook: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Making Your Own Rock Candy, Antigravity Machine, Edible Glass, Rubber Eggs, Fake Blood, Green Slime and Much, Much More
by J y Green ($11.95) offers experiments that demonstrate scientific principles. (All ages)

The Very Busy Spider Mini Book and Plush Package
by Eric Carle ($15.99) offers a miniature edition of this tale with a plush spider. (1-3)
ABC Kids
by Laura Williams ($15.99) is an alphabet book featuring children. (1-3)
Where Is Grandpa?
by T.A. Barron, illus. by Chris K. S ntpiet ($15.99). A boy realizes that his recently deceased grandfather is still present in spirit. (4-8)
Angels on a Pin
by Barbara Helen Berger ($16.99). What if entire universes--complete with angels dancing--existed on the heads of pins? (4-8)
The Butterfly
by Patricia Polacco ($16.99). Sevrine and her family hide from the Nazis in Monique's basement. (4-8)
A Pup Just for Me/A Boy Just for Me
by Dorothea Seeber, illus. by Ed Young ($16.99), tells of a dog and a boy who find each other. (4-8)
The Legend of Luke
by Brian Jacques ($22.95) is a prequel to the Redwall Abbey books. (8-up)
No Condition Is Permanent
by Cristina Kessler ($16.99). In Sierra Leone, a girl's new friend disappears for a secret initiation rite into womanhood. (10-14)
The Devil and His Boy
by Anthony Horowitz ($15.99). Tom unknowingly becomes involved in a plot to assassinate his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth I. (10-14)
The Queen's Own Fool: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots
by Jane Yolen and Robert Harris ($19.99). A young minstrel accompanies this queen on her flight from France to Scotland. (10-14)
by Francis Arrington ($16.99) tells of two young sisters living alone on the prairie in 1879. (10-14)
Over the Wall
by John Ritter ($17.99). A baseball coach tries to teach a potentially great young player how to control his temper. (10-up)
Sherwood: Original Stories from the World of Robin Hood
, edited by Jane Yolen, illus. by Dennis Nolan ($19.99), collects tales by fantasy writers. (10-up)

(Intervisual, dist.)
A World of Birds: A Three-Dimensional Look at Our Flying Feathered Friends
by Jody Marshall, illus. by Elizabeth McClelland ($14.95), is a pop-up book. (5-up)
Human Body
by David Pelham and Jonathan Miller ($16.95) is a pop-up, pull-tab, lift-the-flap book about the body. (8-up)
Facts of Life
by David Pelham and Jonathan Miller, illus. by Harry Willock ($16.95). Readers pull tabs and lift flaps to learn about life before birth. (8-up)

The Masai People of East Africa
by Daniel Mboya ($15.95) tells the story of this nomadic tribe. (8-12)
Maria Mitchell of Nantucket
by Ruth Robinson ($15.95) stars the first woman astronomer. (8-12)

Magnetic Travel Fun: 20 Board Games
by Jess Brallier ($14.99) features punch-out game pieces and a magnetic board. (9-12)
Going, Going, Gone!: This Book Disappears
by the editors of Planet Dexter ($9.99) is a spiral-bound volume with removable activity pages. (8-up)
Paperback Series
American Girls Short Stories
adds Felicity's Dancing Sh s and Samantha Saves the Wedding by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Dan Andreasen; Again, Josefina by Tripp, illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles; Tripp's Molly and the Movie Star, illus. by Nick Backes; Kirsten and the New Girl, illus. by Renée Graef; and Addy's Little Brother by Connie Porter, illus. by Gabriela Dellosso ($3.95 each, 7-12). Amelia's Family Ties by Marissa Moss is a new Amelia title ($5.95, hardcover $13.95, 8-up). American Girl Library continues with School Smarts: Insider Secrets and All the Right Answers by Brooks Whitney, illus. by Tracy McGuinness ($8.95 each, 8-up).
Joining Backpack Books are Purrfect Pet Names, illus. by Paul Meisel; Can You Do It?, illus. by Natalie Fabian; Way to Yo by the editors of American Girl magazine, illus. by Megan Montague Cash; Cute Cupcakes; Wig Out! by the editors of American Girl magazine, illus. by Jamie Young; Birthday Memory Book, illus. by Merle Nacht; Words Around the World by the editors of American Girl magazine, illus. by Debbie Tilley; Tricky Doodles; Super Smileys, illus. by Amanda Haley; and Bitty Bites ($1.95 each, 8-up). Wild at Heart launches with Fight for Life--Maggie's Story, Homeless--Sunita's Story and The Trickster--David's Story by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Mark Salisbury ($4.95 each, 10-up). And History Mysteries gains Mystery of the Dark Tower by Evelyn Coleman, illus. by Dahl Taylor and Greg Dearth ($5.95, hardcover $9.95, 10-up).
Freddie Prinze Jr.: A Biography
by Victoria Jordan ($4.99) recounts this actor's life. (10-up)
Second to None: Superstars on the Rise
by Nancy Krulik ($4.99) centers on spotlight-stealing actors. (10-up)
Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America
by Laurel Holliday ($4.99) is an abridged edition of Children of the Dream. (12-up)
Paperback Series
Young Hercules
flexes on with Mission from Zeus ($3.99, 7-11). New Sabrina, The Teenage Witch titles are Switcheroo and Mummy Dearest; and Millennium Madness, a Super Edition ($4.50 each, 9-up). Todd Strasser'sHere Comes Heavenly adds Pastabilities and Spell Danger ($4.99 each, 11-14). Mirror Image gazes on Rich Girl in the Mirror, Star in the Mirror and Flirt in the Mirror by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld ($4.99 each, 11-14). And Washington Avalanche, 1910 by Cameron Dokey joins Historical Romances ($4.99, 14-up).

My Brother Made Me Do It
by Peg Kehret ($16). Judy's younger brother gives her encouragement and strength when she is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. (8-12)
Snow Day
by Mel Odom ($4.50) is a novelization of this film. (8-12)
Batman: No Man's Land
by Alan Grant ($3.99) is based on the DC Comics adventure. (8-12)
Paperback Series
The Nancy Drew Notebooks
gains Trash or Treasure?, Third-Grade Reporter and The Make-Believe Mystery by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones ($3.99 each, 5-8). New to The Hardy Boys Are: The Clues Brothers are The Fish-Faced Mask of Mystery and The Bike Race Ruckus by Franklin W. Dixon, illus. by Marcy Ramsey ($3.99 each, 5-8). Gone Fishin', Worth a Shot and Rulin' the School join Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: Salem's Tails ($3.99 each, 6-8). Full House: Michelle and Friends and Full House: Sisters each have three additions ($3.99 each, 6-10). Don't Touch That Remote by Tony Abbott issues Stinky Business and Freak Week ($3.99 each, 8-12). The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories by Franklin W. Dixon adds three titles ($3.99 each, 8-12). Joining Bruce Coville's I Was a Sixth Grade Alien are Peanut Butter Lover Boy, Zombies of the Science Fair and Don't Fry My Veeblax ($3.99 each, 8-12). There are three new Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene ($3.99 each, 8-12). Joyride and Changeling Diapers join Nickelodeon's The Journey of Allen Strange ($3.99 each, 8-12). Full House: Club Stephanie continues with Truth or Dare ($3.99, 8-up).

Paperback Series
Roswell High
by Melinda Metz enrolls The Seeker, The Watcher, The Intruder, The Stowaway, The Vanished and The Rebel ($4.99 each, 11-up). Charmed by Constance Burge adds Kiss of Darkness, The Crimson Spell and Whispers from the Past ($4.99 each, 12-up). Tough Enough joins Dawson's Creek ($4.99, 13-up). Body of Evidence Thrillers Starring Jenna Blake gains Meets the Eye and Head Games by Christopher Golden ($4.99 each, 14-up). Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues with Deep Water, The Xander Years, Vol. 2 and Here Be Monsters ($4.99 each, 14-up). Angel flies on with Not Forgotten and Redemption ($4.99 each, 14-up). And Francine Pascal's Fearless adds Twisted, Kiss, Payback, Rebel, Heat and Blood ($5.99 each, 16-up).

(Heian International, dist.)
Nate by Night
by Jessica Swaim, illus. by Helen O'Dea ($16.95). Nate's belief in his dreams turns failure into success. (5-9)

What Do You Want on Your Pizza?
by William Boniface, illus. by Debbie Palen ($9.99). Readers choose their own pizza toppings. (3-6)
Shiny Vehicles
rolls on with Shiny Ice-Cream Truck and Shiny Rocket Ship, illus. by Bob Commander ($3.99 each, infant-3). New Picture Puzzle Board Books are Corduroy's Big Day by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue; andThe Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($6.99 each, 3-6). And Crazy Games adds The Crazy Candy Game and The Crazy Dinosaur Game ($3.99 each, 6-up).
Paperback Series

Launching Price Stern Sloan Library O'Laughs are The Mighty Big Books of Jokes and The Mighty Big Book of Riddles ($5.99 each, 8-12).

Olympic Summer Games 2000
($3.99) is a guide to this competition, offering facts and photos. (8-12)
Paperback Series
Puffin Lift-the-Flaps
adds Happy Easter, Emily! by Claire Masurel, illus. by Susan Calitri ($6.99, 2-5); and Ants in Your Pants: A Lift-the-Flap Counting Book and Bug in a Rug: A Lift-the-Flap Colors Book by Sue Heap ($5.99 each, 2-6). Where's Spot?: Giant Edition by Eric Hill is a new Puffin Giant Book ($16.99, 2-6). Added to the Puffin Easy-to-Read Program are April Fool! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Chris Demarest; Ziefert's Little Red Riding Hood, illus. by Emily Bolam; and Turtle and Snake Go Camping by Kate Spohn ($3.99 each, 4-7). And Hank the Cowdog gains Slim's Good-bye and The Case of the Saddle House Robbery by John Erickson, illus. by Gerald Holmes ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Paperback Reprints
Swamp Angel
by Anne Isaacs, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky ($6.99, all ages); Bigger by Daniel Kirk; Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera; Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann; Lots of Dads by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly; Mommy Go Away! by Lynne Jonell, illus. by Petra Mathers; A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Selina Young; and What's Alice Up To? by Harley Jessup ($5.99 each, 2-6); Jumpety-Bumpety Hop: A Parade of Animal P ms by Kay Chorao ($6.99, 2-6); Don't Laugh, J ! by Keiko Kasza ($5.99, 3-6); and The Poombah of Badoombah by Dee Lillegard, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($5.99 each, 3-7); Babushka's Mother Goose by Patricia Polacco ($6.99, 3-8); and Beaten by a Balloon by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Jonathan Allen; Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis, illus. by Ora Eitan; Cows Can't Fly by David Milgrim; Isadora Dances by Rachel Isadora; An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino; and The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven ($5.99 each, 3-8).
Also, Adventure on Klickitat Island by Hilary Horder Hippely, illus. by Barbara Upton; The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barracca, illus. by Mark Buehner; Olympics! by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Michael Chesworth; and When I First Came to This Land, retold by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback ($5.99 each, 4-8); Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella by Alan Schr der, illus. by Brad Sneed ($5.99, 5-9); The True Adventures of Daniel Hall by Diane Stanley ($6.99, 6-9); 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola ($5.99, 7-10); Summer Reading Is Killing Me! by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith; and The T.F. Letters by Karen Ray ($4.99 each, 7-11); The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder by Brad Strickland; Changing Tunes by Donna Jo Napoli; and Revenge of the Snob Squad by Julie Anne Peters ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Cut from the Same Cloth: AmericanWomen of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Brian Pinkney ($6.99, 8-12).
Also, Daily Life on a Southern Plantation 1853 by Paul Erickson ($7.99, 8-up); Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms by Charles R. Smith ($6.99, 8-up); Choosing Up Sides by John Ritter; Going Through the Gate by Janet Anderson; Jazmin's Notebook by Nikki Grimes; Lost in the War by Nancy Antle; My Home Is Over Jordan by Sandra Forrester; Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight by Katherine Paterson; and Strays Like Us by Richard Peck ($4.99 each, 10-14); The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole, Hero and Rough Waters by S.L. Rottman, The Moonstones by Jean Thesman and Pictures, 1918 by Jeanette Ingold ($5.99 each, 12-up); Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer and Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen ($4.99 each, 12-up); and Thanks to My Mother by Schoschana Rabinovici ($7.99, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints

Pippi G s to the Circus
by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Michael Chesworth, is a new Pippi Longstocking title ($5.99, 4-8). Puffin Easy-to-Reads reprints Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery by David A. Alder, illus. by Susanna Natti ($3.99, 5-8); and Lionel in Summer by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Natti; and Puppy Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Thor Wickstrom ($3.99 each, 6-9). And new Puffin Chapters are Can You Keep a Secret? by P.J. Petersen, illus. by Meredith Johnson; Cody's Secret Admirer by Betsy Duffey, illus. by Ellen Thompson; Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz; and Kidnap at the Catfish Café and Mary Moon Is Missing by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Lynne Cravath ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Paperbacks in Spanish
Las verdaderas aventuras de Hank, el perro vaquero
(The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog) and Las nuevas aventuras de Hank, el perro vaquero (The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog) by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($6.99 each, 8-12).

All That You Are
by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard ($12.99) celebrates the promise inside each individual. (All ages)
A Is for Salad
by Mike Lester ($9.99) and "B" is for Viking and "C" is for hotdog in this unorthodox alphabet book. (All ages)
Doggie Dreams
by Nancy Kapp Chapman, illus. by Lee Chapman ($15.99), imagines what dogs dream about. (All ages)
Let's Play Rough!
by Lynne Jonell, illus. by Ted Rand ($13.99). A boy's father pretends to be a bear, until the game gets too scary. (2-6)
Spike in the City
by Paulette Bogan ($12.99). On his first visit to the city, a dog gets lost in the park in this sequel to Spike. (2-6)
Rattlesnake Dance
by Jim Arnosky ($15.99) takes a look at rattlesnake dancing. (2-6)
Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka
by Tomie dePaola ($16.99). The luck of the laziest man in Ireland runs out when he meets a Pooka. (4-8)
First He Made the Sun
by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Todd McKie ($15.99), depicts a caring, joyful creator. (4-8)
Listen to the City
by Rachel Isadora ($15.99) conveys the noises that one hears in the city. (4-8)
Dorothy and Mikey
by Keiko Kasza ($12.99). Three stories uncover two friends' competitive relationship. (4-8)
Brave Potat s
by Toby Speed, illus. by Barry Root ($15.99). A chef in need of potat s spots two spuds enjoying a ride at the county fair. (4-8)
Humpty Dumpty
by Daniel Kirk ($15.99). This egg is determined to snag the best seat to watch a king's birthday parade. (4-8)
Touchdown Mars
by Peggy Wethered and Ken Edgett, illus. by Michael Chesworth ($15.99), is an alphabet book featuring two young astronauts. (4-8)
Little Dog Says "Rough!"
by Rick Walton, illus. by Henry Cole ($12.99), speculates on what animals are really saying. (4-8)
Mad Dog McGraw
by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Lydia Monks ($15.99). Though he acts tough, the title character is just a pussycat. (4-8)
Growing Seasons
by Elsie Lee Splear, illus. by Ken Stark ($16.99), describes growing up on a farm in the early 20th century. (5-up)
Marvin and the Meanest Girl
by Suzy Kline, illus. by Blanche Simms ($14.99). Is the new girl in the class even meaner than mean Marvin? (7-11)
Here We All Are: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book
by Tomie dePaola ($13.99). A sequel to 26 Fairmount Avenue. (7-11)
by Bill Maynard ($15.99). Is the son of the town fire chief responsible for a series of suspicious fires? (8-12)
Christmas in Heaven
by Carol Lynch Williams ($16.99). The sheltered granddaughter of a preacher meets the daughter of a movie star. (10-14)
Miracle's Boys
by Jacqueline Woodson ($15.99). Three sparring brothers must make a choice if they are to be there for one another. (10-up)
by Vicki Grove ($16.99). Destiny learns a secret about the elderly woman to whom she reads. (10-up)
Spindle's End
by Robin McKinley ($19.95). An original fairytale based on Sleeping Beauty by this Newbery Medalist. (12-up)

New Spot titles are Eric Hill's Where's Spot? Board Book ($7.99, 1-3); and Spot Tells Time ($11.99, 3-6). Let's Talk AboutIt adds Let's Talk About It: Extraordinary Friends by Fred Rogers, photos by Jim Judkis ($15.99, Puffin paperback $6.99, 4-8).

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