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

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Swan Lake by Nancy Ellison, retold by Amy Ephron ($19.95). Photos illustrate this retelling of the ballet. (All ages)
Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Other Favorite Tales
by Charles Perrault, trans. by A.E. Johnson ($24.95). New illustrations accompany these classics. (All ages)
Round the Garden
by Omri Glaser, illus. by Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi ($15.95), shows how a garden grows. (3-7)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne
by Steven Guarnaccia ($15.95) retells this classsic tale. (3-7)
Sally G s to the Beach
by Stephen Huneck ($17.95). A black labrador romps with her canine friends. (4-8)

New Portables are Portable Dinos: Stegosaurus and Triceratops and Portable Pets: Octopus and Seahorse ($6.95 each, infant-3).
Ten Little Dinosaurs
by Pattie Schnetzler, illus. by Jim Harris ($8.95), is a counting board book. (Infant-5)
Max the Minnow
by William Boniface, illus. by Don Sullivan ($8.95). A fish learns to accept his size in this board book. (Infant-5)

Paperback Series
Everything Kids'
debuts with The Everything Kids' Nature Book by Kathiann Kowalski; The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr; and The Everything Kids' Puzzle Book by Jennifer Ericson, illus. by Beth Blair ($9.95 each, 7-12).

Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat
by Larry Hench, illus. by Ruth Denise Lear ($17). A professor builds an allergic boy a cat he can live with. (7-11)

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Sally's Fantastic Counting Book
by Paul Dowling ($15.95) features pull-tabs that change the scene on each page. (2-5)
Sammy's Waggy Tail
by Gus Clarke ($13.95). Readers pull tabs to help a dog find his missing tail. (2-5)
Paperback Reprint
The Shining Princess: And Other Japanese Legends
by Eric Quayle, illus. by Michael Foreman ($14.95, 10-up).

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

Firefly, dist.)
To the Pool with Mama
by Sue Farrell, illus. by Robin Baird Lewis ($15.95, paper $5.95). A boy enjoys a visit to a swimming pool. (2-4)
Night School
by Loris Lesynski ($15.95, paper $5.95). Since Eddie has trouble getting up in the morning, he g s to night school. (4-7)
The Lost Crown of Meleor
by George Teply ($16.95, paper $6.95). On another planet, a princess misplaces her crown. (4-7)
Bear Tales: Three Treasured Stories
by Vlasta van Kampen ($18.95, paper $6.95) retells three legends. (5-8)
The Trailer Park Princess
by Pete Marlowe, illus. by Leanne Franson ($16.95, paper $6.95). Twin princesses tumble through time and space. (7-9)
Double or Nothing
by Dennis Foon ($17.95, paper $6.95). A teenager becomes involved in high-stakes gambling. (12-up)
Mighty Wheels
rolls on with Hard Working Wheels by Debora Pearson, illus. by Chum McLeod ($15.95, paper $5.95, 1-3).

In the Blue Mountains
by Thomas Locker ($18) explores "America's first wildnerness," New York's Hudson River valley. (6-9)

Magda's Tortillas/Las tortillas de Magda
by Becky Chavarría-Ch´irez, illus. by Anne Vega ($14.95). A girl makes tortillas in this bilingual tale. (3-7)
The Last Doll/La última muñeca
by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, illus. by Anthony Accardo ($14.95). Will an old-fashioned doll in a toy store find a home? (3-7)
The Tall Mexican: The Life of Hank Aguirre, All-Star Pitcher, Businessman, Humanitarian
by Bob Copley ($9.95) presents a biography of this baseball player. (11-up)
My Own True Name: New and Selected P ms for Young Adults, 1984

by Pat Mora ($11.95) is a p try collection. (11-up)

Who Made Me?
by Shirley Tulloch ($16.99) focuses on God as creator. (All ages)
Bible Bad Guys
by Bob Hartman ($13.99) presents 10 biblical stories. (8-10)
This Is the Earth That God Made
by Lynn Downey ($6.99). Verses to read aloud. (All ages)
The Family Hand-Me-Down Book: Creating and Celebrating Family Traditions
by Debbie Trafton O'Neal ($12.99) offers activities for families. (All ages)

Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell
by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota ($21.95, paper $12.95) retells classic stories. (8-12)

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Grouper Moon
by Cynthia Shaw ($9.95). A boy wants to help an endangered fish. (10-up)

Paperback Series
Sweet Valley Jr. High
by Francine Pascal gains Three Days, Two Nights; My Perfect Guy; Hands Off!; and Keepin' It Real ($4.50 each, 8-12). Pascal's SVH Senior Year adds All About Love, Split Decision, On My Own and Three Girls and a Guy ($4.50 each, 8-12). Love Stories welcomes Andy & Andie by Malle Vallik, a Super Edition ($4.99, 12-up); and Love Stories Prom Trilogy: Max & Jane, Justin & Nicole and Jake & Christy by Elizabeth Craft ($4.50 each, 12-up). Laura Peyton Roberts's Clearwater Crossing continues with Dream On and Love Hurts ($3.99 each, 12-up). Joining Pine Hollow by Bonnie Bryant are Penalty Points and Cross-Ties ($4.50 each, 12-up). And Sweet Valley University by Pascal offers Rush Week, The First Time and Dropping Out ($4.50 each, 14-up); and Very Bad Things, a SVU Thriller ($4.99, 14-up).

Paperback Series
Fairy School
flies on with Look Out, Earth-Below! and Little Star by Gail Herman, illus. by Fran Gianfriddo ($3.99 each, 6-9). Lois Gladys Leppard's The Talking Snowman is a new Young Mandie Mystery ($4.50, 7-10). Replica by Marilyn Kaye adds Ice Cold and Lucky Thirteen ($4.50 each, 8-12). And Driving Team and Starting Gate by Bonnie Bryant join The Saddle Club ($4.50 each, 9-12).

Someone I Like: P ms About People
, compiled by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Giovanni Manna ($15.95), collects p try from around the world. (All ages)
The Keeper of Wisdom
by Richard Walker, illus. by Alison Dexter ($15.95), reveals the danger of taking good fortune for granted. (All ages)
Bear About Town
by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($13.95). Bear finds something different to do each day. (2-6)
What's This?
by Caroline Mockford ($15.95). A girl learns how a seed grows into a sunflower. (2-6)
The Elephants' Ears
by Caroline Mockford ($15.95). Two elephants find homes in Africa and in India. (2-6)
Big Brother, Little Sister
by Papa Oyibo, illus. by John Clementson ($15.95). An elephant and a mouse become friends in the jungle. (2-6)
The Tale of Gilbert Alexander Pig
by Gael Cresp, illus. by David Cox ($15.95), is based on "The Three Little Pigs." (4-8)
Manu and the Talking Fish
by Robert Arenson ($15.95). In this Indian tale, a fish's advice saves the world. (4-8)
The Spirit of the Maasai Man
by Laura Berkeley ($16.95). A man's songs remind imprisoned beasts of their distant homeland. (6-1)
The Barefoot Book of Tropical Tales
by Raouf Mama, illus. by Deirdre Hyde ($19.95), collects folktales from warm-weather lands. (8-12)
The Barefoot Book of Heroic Children
by Rebecca Hazel, illus. by Helen Cann ($19.95), offers stories about 14 children whose achievements have changed the world. (8-12)
The Songs of the Birds: Stories and P ms from Many Cultures
, collected by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Steve Palin ($19.95), is an anthology celebrating birds. (8-up)
Paperback Reprints
One Moose, Twenty Mice
by Clare Beaton ($5.99, 1-5); The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy, illus. by Niamh Sharkey ($6.99, 1-6); Bear in a Square and Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($5.99 each, 2-6);One, Two, Skip a Few! by Roberta Arenson ($6.99, 2-7); The Crooked Apple Tree by Eric Houghton, illus. by Caroline Gold ($6.99, 4-8); The Blessing Seed: A Creation Myth for the New Millennium by Caitlín Matthews, illus. by Alison Dexter ($6.99, 4-12); The Marriage of the Rain Goddess by Margaret Wolfson, illus. by Clifford Parms ($6.99, 6-10); Grandmother's Song and La Canción de la abuelita by Barbara Soros, illus. by Jackie Morris ($6.99 each, 8-12); and A Calendar of Festivals by Cherry Gilchrist, illus. by Helen Cann ($9.99, 8-12).

The Potty Book for Girls
and The Potty Book for Boys by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Dorothy Stott ($6.95 each), are tales of youngsters learning to use a potty. (1-4)
Buzz Buzz, Bumble Kitty
by Nick Sharratt ($13.95). Readers can change the pictures by flipping the top and bottom halves of pages. (3-7)
Harriet Adrift
by Deborah Inkpen ($13.95, paper $6.95) features the young hamster who starred in Harriet. (4-7)
New Changing Faces Books are How Is Baby? and My Baby Face by Caryn Jenner, illus. by Fran Jordan ($3.95 each, infant-3). Joining Nelly and Caesar Board Books are In, Out, and Other Places; Fat, Thin, and Other Opposites; and Jump, Dance, and Other Adventures by Ingrid Godon ($6.95 each, infant-3). And Masters of Music plays on with Chopin and Romantic Music by Carlo Cavelletti and The History of Rock Music by Andrea Bergamini ($14.95 each, 11-up).
Gerda the Goose
by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by David Melling ($6.95). Will Gerda fly to the moon? (2-5)
Where's Tim's Ted?
by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Russell Ayto ($5.95). A boy visiting on a farm searches for his teddy. (2-5)
100 Best Games
by Eulalia Perez, illus. by Maria Rius ($12.95), presents indoor and outdoor games. (3-up)
Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts
by Sylvan Sobel ($6.95) collects facts about elections and U.S. presidents. (8-11)
Underwater Origami
by Steve and Megumi Biddle ($9.95) explains how to make sea creatures from paper. (9-up)
Flash! Bang! Pop! Fizz! Exciting Science for Curious Minds
by Janet Parks Chahrour ($14.95) rounds up 25 experiments. (10-15)
Paperback Series
Little Barron's Toddler Books
gains Freddie Visits the Dentist and Freddie G s on an Airplane by Nicola Smee; and Can We Play Too, Piglittle? and Eat Up, Piglittle by Sally Grindley, illus. by Andy Ellis ($4.95 each, 1-3). Barron's Educational Activity Kits adds Masks and Cutouts Kit ($5.95, 3-6); Balloon Decorating Kit ($5.95, 4-6); Birdhouse Kit ($5.95, 6-10); Stone Collecting Kit ($5.95, 7-11); and Magnets and Magnetism Kit ($5.95, 8-12). New I Can Read titles are What's for Supper/Qu'est-ce qu'on mange ce soir? by Mary Risk, trans. by Christophe Dillinger; and What's for Supper?/¿Qué hay para cenar? by Risk, trans. by Rosa Martín; and Get Dressed, Robbie/Habille-toi, Robbie by Lone Morton, trans. by Dillinger; and Get Dressed, Robbie/Víe, Robertito by Morton, trans. by Martín ($9.95 each, 3-up). Cubs, Kittens and Puppies join Animal Babies, Facts and Fun ($5.95 each, 4-7). New to "A First Look At" Books are My Brother, My Sister, and Me by Pat Thomas and Stop Picking on Me by Thomas and Lesley Harker ($5.95 each, 4-7). Sports Success presents Winning Women in Baseball and Softball and Winning Women in Basketball by Marlene Targ Brill ($6.95 each, 10-up). And Modern Media offers Telecommunications, Music and Sound, The Computer Age and Film and TV ($5.95 each, 10-up).


Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
by Geraldine Harris and Delia Pemberton ($29.95) compiles facts about this ancient civilization. (8-up)
by Be'trice Fontanel, illus. by Gaëlle Chartier ($19.95), presents creatures of various shapes. (8-up)
Myths and Legends
debuts with Greek Myths and Legends and Roman Myths and Legends by Anthony Masters, illus. by Andrew Skilleter ($18.95 each, 8-up). Launching Art and Civilization are Ancient Greece by John Malam, Ancient Egypt by Marco Nardi, Prehistory by Roberto de Carvalho and The Renaissance by Paul Procter ($16.95 each, 8-up). Art Revolutions starts up with Cubism, Impressionism, Pop Art and Surrealism by Linda Bolton ($16.95 each, 8-up). Myths of the World continues with Roman Myths by Anthony Masters, illus. by Peter Dennis ($22.50, 8-up). Joining Myths and Civilizations are Myths and Civilizations of the Ancient Chinese by Sonia Cheng and Myths and Civilizations of the Ancient Mesopotamians by Elena Gambino ($16.95 each, 8-up).
Fiona Macdonald's Women in Ancient Rome and Women in Medieval Times are new to The Other Half of History ($17.95 each, 8-up). Building Works adds Library and Theater by John Malam ($16.95 each, 8-up). Peter Bedrick Young People's Encyclopedias debuts with Religions of the World by the editors of Larousse, illus. by Anne Boyer and Emmanuel Chaspoul; and Plants and Animals by the editors of Larousse ($24.95 each, 10-up). The Art Gallery opens with Faces and Stories by Philip Wilkinson ($14.95 each, 10-up). Masters of Art offers History of Art by Claudio Merlo, illus. by M. Cappon, L.R. Galante and others ($29.95, 10-up). And The Atlas of Ancient Egypt by Anna Rosati joins the Atlas series ($19.95, 10-up).
by Elina Furman ($5.99) tells the story of this Latino band. (12-15)
Paperback Series
by L.J. Singleton kicks off with Regeneration, The Search and The Truth ($4.50 each, 12-15). University Hospital admits Crisis Point and Heart Trauma by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld ($4.50 each, 12-15). Tom Clancy's Net Force gains Shadow of Honor, Private Lives and Safe House by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik ($4.99 each, 12-15). And Dear Diary adds Dying Young by Cheryl Lanham ($4.50, 12-15).

Glow-in-the-Dark Fish and 59 More Ways to See God Through His Creation
by Barbara Reinhard ($12.99) is an activity book that aims to help readers understand God. (6-12)
Easter Is...for Me!
and The Bible Is...for Me! by Christine Tangvald, illus. by Tony Griego ($3.99 each) are rebus books focusing on Easter; and the Bible. (3-7)
What Do You Know?
by Kevin Johnson ($6.99) collects 100 readings offering advice to teens. (13-18)
Paperback Series
The Cul-De-Sac Kids
welcomes Big Bad Beans by Beverly Lewis ($3.99, 7-10). New to Mandie Books is Mandie and the Dark Alley by Lois Gladys Leppard ($4.99, 8-up). Promise of Zion adds Promise Breaker by Robert Elmer ($5.99, 8-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Let's-Talk-About-It Stories for Kids
reprints Thanks for Being My Friend! by Lois Walfrid Johnson ($7.99, 8-13).

She Is Born: A Celebration of Daughters
by Virginia Kroll, illus. by John Rowe ($15.95), describes how various cultures welcome the birth of a daughter. (All ages)
The Girls' Life Guide to Growing Up
by the editors of Girls'Life magazine, illus. by Debbie Palen ($11.95), includes contributions from girls living in the U.S. (7-14)

(Workman, dist.)
State Smarts
takes in California, Virginia, Texas and Illinois by Erik Bruun ($7.98 each, 8-12).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Paperback Series
Enid Blyton's Best Stories
gains Best Stories for Five-Year-Olds, Best Stories for Six-Year-Olds and Best Stories for Seven-Year-Olds by Blyton ($6.95 each, 5-7). And Enid Blyton's Happy Days offers Bimbo and Topsy, Binkle and Flip Misbehave, Mr Pink-Whistle Has Some Fun, Mr. Twiddle in Trouble Again and You're a Nuisance Mr. Meddle by Blyton ($6.95 each, 6-9).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Katie Morag's Rainy Day Book
by Mairi Hedderwick ($17.95) collects activities and puzzles. (5-7)

Three Pandas
by Jan Wahl, illus. by Naava ($15.95). Three pandas leave the forest to explore the city. (2-5)
Three Little Kittens
, illus. by Lorianne Siomades ($9.95), features this classic rhyme with new art. (2-6)
I Bought a Baby Chicken
by Kelly Milner Halls, illus. by Karen Stormer Brooks ($14.95), is a counting tale. (3-6)
What's a Pair? What's a Dozen?
by Stephen Swinburne ($15.95, paper $8.95) introduces number-related words. (3-up)
Bus Route to Boston
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($15.95) conveys the sights and sounds of a bustling city. (5-8)
Sybil's Night Ride
by Karen Winnick ($15.95) tells of a woman's horseback ride to warn of a British invasion. (5-8)
Daddy P ms
, selected by John Micklos Jr., illus. by Robert Casilla ($15.95, paper $8.95), collects p ms for fathers to read to their children. (5-up)
The Royal Bee
by Frances Park and Ginger Park, illus. by Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang ($15.95, paper $8.95). A poor Korean boy earns an education. (6-9)
Bats! Strange and Wonderful
by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($15.95), looks at this mammal. (6-9)
Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs: The Fiercest, the Tallest, the Toughest, the Smallest
by Dougal Dixon ($17.95) offers pictures and facts about dinos. (6-up)
Abraham Lincoln, the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters
by Harold Holzer ($15.95) collects this president's writings. (8-up)
What Happened to the Mammoths? And Other Explorations of Science in Action
by Jack Myers, illus. by John Rice ($17.95), focuses on animals. (9-12)
Waiting for Dolphins
by Carole Crowe ($14.95). A young woman tries to make sense of her father's death. (10-up)
Fly with P try: An ABC of P try
by Avis Harley ($13.95) is an illustrated collection of p ms. (7-up)
The Big Book of Puzzle Fun
by Jeff O'Hare ($8.95) presents 500 puzzles. (7-up)
Paperback Reprints
Bernard's Bath
by Joan Elizabeth Goodman, illus. by Dominic Catalano; and Jumping Day by Barbara Juster Esbensen, illus. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($7.95 each, 2-6); The Rusty, Trusty Tractor by Joy Cowley, illus. by Olivier Dunrea ($7.95, 4-8); TheLongSilkStrand by Laura Williams, illus. by Grayce Bochak ($7.95, 4-up); RattlesnakeDance: TrueTales, Mysteries, and Rattlesnake Ceremonies by Jennifer Owings Dewey ($10.95, 8-12); Yukon River: An Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike by Peter Lourie ($9.95, 8-up); Elephant Games, and Other Playful P ms to Perform and Chicken Socks, and Other Contagious P ms by Brod Bagert, illus. by Tim Ellis ($8.95 each, 8-up); Lincoln's Little Girl: A True Story by Fred Trump ($8.95, 9-up); and Navajo Summer by Jennifer Owings Dewey ($9.95, 10-up).

Excuse Me! A Book About Manners
by Cathy Drinkwater Better, illus. by Nancy Johnston ($11.99), offers a p m introducing etiquette. (5-8)
Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
by Leslie Eckard, illus. by Judy Sakaguchi ($11.99), presents questions about the world. (5-8)

Joining Tails Series Books by Karyn Henley are A Noise in the Woods, Twigs Has an Adventure and King for a Day ($9.99 each, 4-10). And Henley's Tails Series Activities Books adds Sunlight and Starry Night, Bible Her s and Helpers and Who Is God? ($7.99 each, 4-10).
Paperback Reprint
How Do I Become a Christian?
by Muriel Fontenot Blackwell ($5.99, 8-13).

Howdi Do
by Woody Guthrie, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky ($12.99), celebrates being a neighbor and a friend; packaged with a CD. (2-5
Maisy Drives the Bus
and Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins ($9.99 each, paper $3.29) are based on episodes from Maisy's television series. (2-5)
Little Calf
, Little Lamb and Little Puppy by Kim Lewis ($9.99 each) introduce farm life and baby animals. (3-5)
Polly Molly Woof Woof
by David Lloyd, illus. by Charlotte Hard ($13.99). A group of dogs romp in the park. (3-8)
Cowboy Kid
by Max Eilenberg, illus. by Sue Heap ($15.99), is a bedtime tale starring a young cowboy. (3-up)
Science Fair Bunnies
by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner ($15.99). Can Clyde's loose tooth help him out when his science project fails? (4-7)
The Copper Tin Cup
by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Stan Fellows ($15.99). A boy sips cocoa from a cup that has been passed down through generations. (4-8)
Mabel Dancing
by Amy Hest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($15.99). A girl spies on her parents' party. (4-up)
Growing Frogs
by Vivian French, illus. by Alison Bartlett ($15.99). A girl watches as tadpoles turn into frogs. (5-6)
Ruthie's Big Old Coat
by Julie Lacome ($13.99). A bunny and her pal both fit into a hand-me-down coat. (5-7)
River Story
by Meredith Hooper, illus. by Bee Willey ($15.99), follows the course of a river from its source to the sea. (5-8)
The Bravest Ever Bear
by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Paul Howard ($15.99), presents revisionist fairytales. (6-8)
The Cool Crazy Crickets
by David Elliott, illus. by Paul Meisel ($15.99). Friends start a club on a summer day. (6-8)
The Grandad Tree
by Trish Cooke, illus. by Sharon Wilson ($15.99). This intergenerational story celebrates the cycle of life. (6-8)
Judy Moody
by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds ($15.99), focuses on a feisty third-grader. (6-9)
Crab Moon
by Ruth Horowitz, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($15.99). Can Daniel save a crab marooned on the beach? (6-9)
Dear Diary
by Sara Fanelli ($14.99). Lucy discovers that her dog, a chair and a ladybug are also keeping diaries. (7-10)
Days Like This
by Simon James ($17.99) pays tribute to everyday pleasures. (7-12)
Wish You Were Here (And I Wasn't)
by Colin McNaughton ($16.99) collects travel p ms. (7-12)
Zachary's Ball
by Matt Travers ($15.99). A boy's baseball fantasies come true. (7-12)
Checkmate at Chess City
by Piers Harper ($12.99) is a story that introduces the principles of chess. (7-up)
Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Nneka Bennett ($16.99), is the true story of a poor girl who became a businesswoman and philanthropist. (8-12)
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Katie DiCamillo ($15.99). A girl makes new friends when she moves to Florida with her preacher father. (8-up)
Big Talk: P ms for Four Voices
by Paul Fleischman, illus. by Beppe Giacobbe ($14.99), is a p try collection. (10-14)

New Candlewick Treasures are The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin, illus. by Juan Wijngaard; and A Year and a Day by William Mayne, illus. by John Lawrence ($11.99 each, 8-up).
By the Sea
and On the Farm by Sally Hobson ($3.99 each) explore these two environments. (3-5)
Paperback Series
Brand New Readers
starts up with Winnie All Day Long and Winnie Plays Ball by Leda Schubert, illus. by William Benedict; Here Comes Tabby Cat and Hey, Tabby Cat by Phyllis Root, illus. by Katharine McEwen; and Monkey Business and Monkey Trouble by David Martin, illus. by Scott Nash ($4.99 each, 4-7). And Aliens by Jacqueline Mitton and Sharks by Christopher Maynard join Informania ($7.99 each, 9-13).
Paperback Reprints
Just You and Me
by Sam McBratney, illus. by Ivan Bates ($5.99, 2-6); Big Brother, Little Brother by Penny Dale ($5.99, 2-7); Five Little Piggies by David Martin, illus. by Susan Meddaugh ($6.99, 3-6); Just Like Floss by Kim Lewis ($5.99, 3-6); Ginger by Charlotte Voake ($6.99, 3-7); and The Big Red Bus by Judy Hindley, illus. by William Benedict ($5.99, 3-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The News Series
reprints The Aztec News by Scott Steedman and The Egyptian News by Philip Steele ($6.99 each, 9-13).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
What If?
by Joanna Walsh ($17.95). In this tale, a day is filled with impossible dreams. (2-5)

The Story of the Search for the Story
by Bjørn Sortland, illus. by Lars Elling ($15.95), explores influential literature. (All ages)
by Joanne Partis ($14.95). A young tiger journeys into the jungle. (2-7)
Dandelions: Stars in the Grass
by Mia Posada ($15.95) features a rhyming text and activities. (2-7)
The Wrong Overcoat
by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Mark Birchall ($15.95). A young chimp's overcoat d sn't suit him. (5-8)
Rainy Day
by Emma Haughton, illus. by Angelo Rinaldi ($15.95). Nick and his father are happy just being together. (5-8)
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?
by Brian Cleary, illus. by Jenya Prosmitsky ($12.95). Rhyming verse introduces adjectives. (7-9)
Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds
by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross ($12.95). Little Wolf returns to open an Adventure Academy. (8-12)
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth
by Jean L.S. Patrick, illus. by Jeni Reeves ($5.95), tells of the young Tennessee pitcher who struck out this slugger. (6-8)
Paperback Series
Colors of the World
adds Colors of Ghana by Holly Littlefield, illus. by Barbara Knutson; and Littlefield's Colors of India, illus. by Janice Lee Porter ($5.95 each, 5-8). My Own Biographies welcomes Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer and Pablo Picasso by Linda Lowery, illus. by Janice Lee Porter; Laura Ingalls Wilder by Ginger Wadsworth, illus. by Shelly O. Haas; and Wilma Rudolph by Victoria Sherrow, illus. by Larry Johnson ($5.95 each, 6-8). And Backyard Buddies debuts with Caterpillarology, Ladybugology, Millipedeology, Snailology and Spiderology by Michael Elsohn Ross, illus. by Darren Erickson, photos by Brian Grogan ($6.95 each, 6-9).

The People with Five Fingers: A Native Californian Creation Tale
, retold by John Bierhorst, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker ($15.95). Watercolors illustrate this Native American creation story. (5-8)
by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Jean Cassels ($15.95). P ms celebrate the diversity of the animal kingdom. (5-8)
by Corinne Demas, illus. by Lenice Strohmeier ($15.95). A hurricane approaches Cape Cod. (5-8)
by Eleanor Schick ($15.95) centers on a girl coping with her mother's death. (5-8)
No Dinner! The Story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin
by Jessica Souhami ($15.95). In this Indian tale, a woman outwits hungry predators. (5-8)
Not Just Another Moose
by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Andrea Wallace ($15.95), tells of an entrepreneurial moose. (6-10)
Summer Battles
by Ann Blakeslee ($14.95). In 1926, a girl and her grandfather challenge the Ku Klux Klan. (10-14)


When I Grow Up
and I Love You Very by Flavia Weedn ($7.95 each) are board books celebrating dreams about growing up; and parents' love for children. (Infant-3)
Rick and Rocky
by Paula Rowan, illus. by Catherine Fruisen ($12.95), is the story of a boy and his cat. (3-8)
Alice and Her Fabulous Teeth
by Robin Maconie, illus. by Catherine Fruisen ($12.95), tells of a girl and her loose tooth. (3-8)
My Mother's Pearls
by Catherine Fruisen ($12.95). A girl learns about the eight generations of women who have worn her mother's necklace. (3-8)
Paperback Series

New Big Sticker Books are An Altar Ego Trip, Inspired Words, Girl Thangs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, WWJD and Big Dogs ($8.95 each, 12-up).
Remember Your Creator
by Jan Jones ($9.99) introduces the Gospel. (4-7)
by Michael Carroll ($15.99) examines these creatures. (8-12)

The New Gabe & Critters Series by Becky Freeman introduces The Colossal Catfish, The Happy-Hoppy Frog, The Lovable Ladybug and The Worm Surprise ($8.99 each, 4-7).
My Dress-Up Book
by Carla Williams ($12.99) tells how to create costumes that represent biblical characters. (4-12)
Devotions from the World of Women's Sports
by Kathy Hillman ($9.99) offers devotional readings. (8-up)
Devotions from the World of Music
by Patrick Kavanaugh ($11.99) includes anecdotes from music history. (8-up)

Let the Games Begin
by Maya Ajmera and Michael Regan ($16.95, paper $6.95) shows children from around the world playing sports. (All ages)
Animals in Camouflage
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes ($16.95, paper $6.95) examines animals' camouflage techniques. (3-8)
Say It Again
by Brian Cassie, illus. by David Mooney ($16.95, paper $6.95), focuses on the wonga-wonga and other creatures with repeated names. (3-8)
Telling Time
by Jules Older, illus. by Megan Halsey ($16.95, paper $6.95), offers instructions on telling time. (4-8)
Ve lo que dices/See What You Say
by Nancy Maria Grande Tabor ($6.95) introduces 12 pairs of contrasting Spanish and English idioms. (All ages)
Paperback Series:
New to Animal Close-Ups is The Crocodile by Valérie Tracqui ($6.95, 3-8).

Dory Story
by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrzycki ($15.95). A boy on a fishing boat examines the ocean's food chain. (All ages)
The Barn Owls
by Tony Johnston, illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray ($15.95). This p m describes the life cycle of barn owls. (4-9)
The Big Buck Adventure
by Shelley Gill and Deborah Tobola, illus. by Grace Lin ($15.95). What will a girl spend her new dollar on? (5-9)

Grumpy Bunnies
by Willy Welch, illus. by Tammie Lyon ($16.95, paper $6.95). The title characters become less grumpy as the day g s on. (All ages)
First Day Jitters
by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love ($16.95, paper $6.95). The first day at her new school is not as bad as Sarah had imagined. (5-9)
Paperback Reprints
Anni's Diary of France
and Anni's India Diary by Anni Axworthy ($6.95 each, 7-10).


New to Career Ideas for Kids are Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math by Diane Lindsey Reeves and Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Animalsand Nature by Reeves and Nancy Heubeck ($18.95 each, paper $12.95, 9-13).

Your Government and How It Works
debuts with The Central Intelligence Agency, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The History of the Democratic Party, The History of the Republican Party and The History of Third Parties, The House of Representatives, How a Bill Is Passed and How to Become an Elected Official, The Impeachment Process, The Presidency, The Senate and The Supreme Court ($17.95 each, 8-up). And Galaxy of Superstars welcomes Backstreet Boys, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Ewan McGregor, 'N Sync and Britney Spears ($17.95 each, paper $9.95, 8-up).
Launching Explorers of New Worlds are Daniel Boone and the Exploration of the Frontier and Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the Louisiana Purchase; Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the New World; Francisco Coronadoand the Exploration of the American Southwest and Marco Polo and the Wonders of the East; Hernando Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico; Vasco da Gama and the Portuguese Explorers, Ferdinand Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World and Hernando de Soto and the Exploration of Florida; and Juan Ponce de León and the Search for the Fountain of Youth ($16.95 each, 9-up). Great Disasters: Reforms and Ramifications starts up with The Hindenburg and The Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of 1911, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919, The Johnstown Flood, Pearl Harbor, The Stock Market Crash of 1929 and Terrorism ($19.95 each, 10-up).
Black Americans of Achievement
adds Chris Rock, Janet Jackson and Cuba Gooding, Jr. ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). New to Cultural & Geographical Exploration: Chronicles from National Geographic are Rediscovering Ancient Egypt, The Russian People in 1914 and Touring China 80 Years Ago ($19.95 each, 10-up). Major World Nations visits Albania, Belgium, Denmark, Thailand and Turkey ($19.95 each, 10-up). Overcoming Adversity gains Drew Barrymore, Michael J. Fox, Quincy Jones, Sammy Sosa and Dave Thomas ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up).
Joining They Died Too Young are John Candy and Selena ($16.95, 10-up). Women of Achievement welcomes Elizabeth Dole, Ann Landers/Abigail Van Buren and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lucretia Motts, Barbra Streisand, Jodie Foster and Elizabeth Cady Stanton ($19.95 each, 10-up). Exploration of Africa: The Emerging Nations debuts with Nigeria and South Africa ($29.95 each, 12-up). And Crime, Justice, and Punishment continues with The Grand Jury and Children, Violence, and Murder ($19.95 each, 12-up).


The Lyon's Crown
by M.L. Stainer, illus. by James Melvin, concludes the Lyon Saga ($9.95, paper $6.95, 10-up).

The Upside Down Boy/El nio arribabajo
by Juan Felipe Herrara, illus. by Elizabeth Gomez ($15.95), is a bilingual tale of a migrant farm boy who attends school for the first time. (6-up)
Paperback Reprint
In My Family/En mi familia
by Carmen Lomas Garza ($9.95, 6-up).
Paperback Series
Rookie Readers
adds Catch That Cat! by Cari Meister, illus. by David Brooks; Circle City by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Susan Miller, Joshua James Likes Trucks, Rev. Ed. by Catherine Petrie, illus. by J l Snyder; and Splat! by Margaret Pérez-Mercado, illus. by Richard Torrey (Level A, $4.95 each, 5-6); Emily's Sh s by Joan Cottle; One Glad Man by Lynea Bowdish, illus. by Kristin Sorra; Pickles in My Soupby Mary Pearson, illus. by Tom Payne; and Purple Is Best by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Mike Cressy (Level B, $4.95 each, 6-7); and Grandpa's Quilt by Betsy Franco, illus. by Linda Bild; Messy Bessey, Rev. Ed. by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, illus. by Dana Regan; Sam's Pet by Charnan Simon, illus. by Gary Bialke; and Wait, Skates! by Mildred D. Johnson, illus. by Rick Stromoski (Level C, $4.95 each, 6-7).
Nature Upclose
gains A House Spider's Life, A Monarch Butterfly's Life and A Pill Bug's Life by John Himmelman ($6.95 each, 5-7). New Moving into Our Neighborhood titles are Dr. Friedman Helps Animals, Learning About Bees from Mr. Krebs and Mr. Paul and Mr. Lueke Build Communities by Alice Flanagan, photos by Christine Osinski ($6.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Read-About Geography travels to Illinois, The Mississippi River, Moscow and The Nile River by Allan Fowler; and Japan and New York City by David Marx ($5.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Read-About Science continues with Cougar, A Look at Teeth, Seeing Seabirds and The Wheat We Eat by Allan Fowler ($4.95 each, 6-7). Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists adds Jacob Lawrence by Mike Venezia; and Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers welcomes Venezia's Frédéric Chopin ($6.95 each, 8-9). New Sports Stars are Ivan Rodriguez and Marion Jones by Mark Stewart and Sammy Sosa and Terrell Davis by Caleb MacLean ($5.95 each, 8-9). And joining Community Builders are Luis Muñoz Marn by Linda and Charles George, Thomas Jefferson by Andrew Santella, Walt Disney by Charnan Simon and William B ing by Sharlene and Ted Nelson ($6.95 each, 8-10).
True Books: Animals
adds Bees, Butterflies and Moths, Cockroaches, Flies and Praying Mantises by Larry Dane Brimner; True Books: Ecosystems introduces Deserts, Grasslands, Oceans, Tropical Rain Forests and Wetlands by Darlene Stille; new True Books: Food & Nutrition are Apples, Bananas, Corn, Sugar, Tomat s and Wheat by Elaine Landau; True Books: Geography visits Australia and New Zealand, India, Israel, Korea, Norway and Puerto Rico by Landau; True Books: National Parks offers Arches National Park, Chaco Culture National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Saguaro National Park by David Petersen; and True Books: Sports presents Cycling; Gymnastics; Kayaking, Can ing, Rowing, and Yachting; Swimming and Diving; and Wrestling by Christin Ditchfield; and Equestrian Events, Martial Arts, The Summer Olympics, Track and Field and Weightlifting by Bob Knotts ($6.95 each, 8-10).
New to Cornerstones of Freedom are Civil Rights Marches by Linda and Charles George, The NAMES Project (The AIDS Quilt) by Larry Dane Brimner, The Smithsonian Institution by Mary Collins and Times Square by Wende Fazio ($5.95 each, 9-11). And Cities of the World ventures to Bangkok by Sylvia McNair and Washington, D.C. by R. Conrad Stein ($9.95 each, 9-14).


Arithmetic Lotto and Numbers Factory
by Maria Newton ($12.99 each) are games that teach math principles. (3-up)
by Caroline Formby ($8.99) is a lift-the-flap tale. (4-8)
All in a Day Boardbooks
by Annie Kubler include Man's Work, Baby-sitter and Bedtime ($2.99 each, 2-5). Pocket Pals introduces Snail, Parrot, Owl and Kingfisher by Pam Adams ($1.99 each, 2-6). New Sliders Boardbooks by Kees M rbeek are The Way Home and What's For Dinner ($4.99 each, 3-6). And Safari Trucks by Carla Dijs offers Truck One: On Safari in Africa, On Safari in Europe 1, On Safari in Australia and On Safari at the Poles; and Truck Two: On Safari in North America, On Safari in South America, On Safari in Europe 2 and On Safari in Asia ($12.99 each, 4-8).
Salamatu and Kandoni Go Missing
by Steve Brace, illus. by Annie Kubler ($4.99). In Ghana, a girl's goat follows her to school. (5-8)
Paperback Series
Let's Play: Series Two
includes Hunt the Thimble, Granny Bear's Footsteps, Moving Home and Tug of War by Roberto Rizzon and Rosella Badessa ($3.99 each, 4-8).
by Haydé Ardalan ($7.95). A kitten grows into a precocious cat. (All ages)
The Babies Are Landing
by Joan Margalith, illus. by Linda Bronson ($9.95), is a p m welcoming new babies into the world. (All ages)
HushLittle Baby Boxed Set
by Sylvia Long ($16.95) includes a board book and rattle. (Infant-3)
and Ready, Set Go! by Nina Laden ($6.95 each) are board books with die-cut windows. (Infant-3)
Sam's First Word Book
by Yves Got ($11.95) presents images of a baby's world. (9 mos.-3 yrs.)
The Golden Egg
by A.J. Wood, illus. by Maggie Kneen ($14.95), is a lift-the-flap, hide-and-seek story. (2-6)
Squiggle's Tale
by André Dahan ($14.95). A pig writes home about his adventures in the park. (2-6)
Walk the Dog
by Bob Barner ($14.95) reveals a canine's boundless energy. (2-6)
In My Garden
by Ward Schumaker ($13.95) is a counting book set in a garden. (3-up)
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee
by Chris Van Dusen ($13.95) features a playful whale. (4-8)
Something's Happening on Calabash Street
by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Jacob Gordon, illus. by Donna Ingemanson ($14.95), centers on a neighborhood street fair. (4-8)
Muffy's Scrapbook: VanderBear Stories, Photos and Mementos
by Muffy VanderBear and the North American Bear Company ($16.95). Photos document this stuffed bear's life. (4-up)
Charlotte in Giverny
by Joan MacPhail Knight, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($15.95), presents a girl's journal from her year in France. (6-10)
The Truth About Great White Sharks
by Mary M. Cerullo, photos by Jeffrey Rotman ($14.95), focuses on these creatures. (8-12)
My Own Photo Books
debuts with Look at Me: Animals and Look at Me: Vehicles by Lynne Chang ($6.95 each, all ages). Colors and Shapes launch Jigsaw Books ($9.95 each, infant-3). And Match-the-Shape rolls out with Silver Train and Blue Plane by Jane Sherman, illus. by Holly Mann ($7.95 each, 2-4).

Little Gold Star/Estrellita de oro: A Cinderella Cuento
by J Hayes, illus. by Gloria Osuna Perez and Lucia Angela Perez ($15.95), is a Spanish Cinderella tale. (9-12)

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car
by Eileen Christelow ($15). These monkeys must sell their car before they can buy a new one. (3-6)
Mothers Are Like That
by Carol Carrick, illus. by Paul Carrick ($15), depicts the loving concern of human and animal mothers. (3-6)
The Pig Is in the Pantry, the Cat Is on the Shelf
by Shirley Mozelle, illus. by Jennifer Plecas ($15). Farm animals invade a man's house. (3-6)
The Little Golden Lamb
by Ellin Greene, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger ($15), retells "The Lamb with the Golden Fleece." (4-7)
The Beautiful Butterfly: A Folktale from Spain
, retold by Judy Sierra, illus. by Victoria Chess ($15). Soon after finding a husband, a butterfly is swallowed by a fish. (4-8)
The Wide-Awake Princess
by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Vladimir Vagin ($15). A clever princess recognizes the injustices in her kingdom. (5-8)
Circus Family Dog
by Andrew Clements, illus. by Sue Truesdell ($15). An old circus dog must recapture the hearts of the audience members when a new dog outshines his performance. (5-8)
River of Life
by Debbie Miller, illus. by Jon Van Zyle ($15), focuses on an Alaskan river. (5-8)
by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($16). A girl contends with her mother's illness. (5-8)
Subira Subira
by Tololwa M. Mollel, illus. by Linda Saport ($15), retells an African tale of sibling ribalry. (5-9)
I Like the Way You Are
by Eve Bunting, illus. by John O'Brien ($15), reveals the friendship between two turtles. (5-9)
Wanna Buy an Alien?
by Eve Bunting, illus. by Tim Bush ($14). A birthday present arrives from another planet. (7-10)
Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past
by Caroline Arnold ($15) examines the history and people of Easter Island. (8-11)
Shaping the Earth
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by William Muñoz ($18), explains how the earth was formed and how it changes. (9-12)
The Kite Fighters
by Linda Sue Park ($15). Two brothers build and fly a kite in 15th-century Korea. (9-13)
The Wadjet Eye
by Jill Rubalcaba ($15). In 45 B.C., two boys journey from Egypt to Spain. (9-13)
Is Everyone Moonburned but Me?
by Stella Pevsner ($15). An eighth-grader feels out of place in her family. (9-13)
The Barn Burner
by Patricia Willis ($15). In 1933, a boy tries to prove he is innocent of arson. (10-14)
Promises to the Dead
by Mary Downing Hahn ($15). During the Civil War, a white boy helps a mixed-race slave child to freedom. (10-14)
Photo Odyssey: Solomon Carvallo's Remarkable Western Adventure, 1853-54
by Arlene Hirschfelder ($17) chronicles this photographer's western expedition. (10-14)
Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin ($18) is a biography of this journalist and activist. (10-14)
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado
by Marc Aronson ($) documents the life and times of this adventurer. (11-up)
Paperback Reprints
Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do
by Eileen Christelow and Hurray for the Fourth of July by Wendy Watson ($5.95 each, 3-6); Uno, dos, tres: One, Two, Three by Pat Mora, illus. by Barbara Lavallee ($6.95, 3-7); ABCDrive! by Naomi Howland ($4.95, 4-6); The Grumpalump by Sarah Hayes, illus. by Barbara Firth ($6.95, 4-7); Tuck in the Pool by Martha Weston ($5.95, 4-7); Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting ($5.95, 5-8); Magid Fasts for Ramadan by Mary Matthews, illus. by E.B. Lewis ($6.95, 6-10); and Peacebound Trains by Haemi Balgassi, illus. by Chris K. S ntpiet ($5.95, 7-10).

Teen Book of Yoga
by Thia Luby ($14.95). Photos illustrate this guide to yoga. (12-up)


Noah and the Animals
and The Shepherd and the Lost Sheep ($6.99 each) package soft, miniature animals with a story about Noah; and the parable of the lost sheep. (2-6)
My B-I-B-L-E
by Cathy Drinkwater Better, illus. by Jessica Schiffman ($8.99), is a rhyming board book. (2-5)
Macaroni and Cheese, Hotdogs and Peas
by Christine Hickson, illus. by Ed K hler ($7.99), encourages readers to give thanks for the food God provides. (2-5)
Easter ABCs
by Isabel Anders, illus. by Shelly Rasche ($7.99), offers an alphabetical listing of Easter events and terms. (2-6)
In His Footsteps
by Cathy Drinkwater Better, illus. by Elena Kucharik ($12.99), invites children to imitate Jesus by reaching out to others. (4-7)
Tall Body, Short Body, Everybody's Somebody
by Mary Hollingsworth ($9.99) teaches that God created and loves everyone. (4-7)
The Upside-Down, Inside-Out, Backwards, Oopsy-Daisy Book
by Mary Hollingsworth ($9.99) speculates on what the world would be like if everything were the opposite of what it is. (4-7)
All About the Ark
by Leslie Eckard, illus. by Dudley Moseley ($9.99), is a pop-up, lift-the-flap look at Noah's story. (5-9)
The Very First Easter
by Paul Maier, illus. by Francisco Ordaz ($16.99). A boy's parents tell him about the first Easter. (5-10)
I Wonder
adds I Wonder How God Hears Me, I Wonder How God Made Me and I Wonder What I Can Give God by Mona Gansberg Hodgson, illus. by Chris Sharp ($6.99 each, 4-7). New to Parables in Action are Lost and Found, Hidden Treasure, Comet Campout and Moon Rocks and Dinosaur Bones by Nancy Sanders and Susan Titus Osborn, illus. by Julie Durrell ($4.99 each, 4-7). Joining Desert Critter Friends by Mona Gansberg Hodgson are Sticky Statues and Goofy Glasses ($4.99 each, 4-7). Hodgson's Critter Creations Devotions gains Hide and Seek ($9.99, 4-9). Slam Dunk adds Sixth Man Switch, Spider McGhee and the Hoopla, Muggsy Makes an Assist, and Zip, Zero, Zilch by Tess Eileen Kindig ($4.99 each, 6-9). The Misadventures of Willie Plummet continues with Brain Freeze and Friend or F by Paul Buchanan and Rod Randall ($5.99 each, 8-12). Dandi Daley Mackall's Horsefeathers trots out with Horsefeathers!, Horse Cents, Horse Whispers in the Air and A Horse of a Different Color ($5.99 each, 9-12). And Forget Me Not and A Place in the Heart join Aloha Cove by Theresa Kelly ($5.99 each, 12-16).
On the Homefront
by Katrina Cassel ($6.99). Twelve teens talk about parents, communication and family life. (12-16)
Paperback Series
Secrets of the Rain Forest
starts up with Plants and Plant Eaters, Predators and Prey, Poisoners and Pretenders and Partners and Parents by Michael Chinery ($7.95 each, 5-13). New to The Science of Living Things are What Is a Marsupial? by Bobbie Kalman and Heather Levigne, What Is a Dog? by Kalman, How Do Animals Adapt? by Kalman and Jacqueline Langille and How Do Animals Move? and What Is a Plant? by Kalman and Niki Walker ($5.95 each, 7-13). Lands, Peoples & Cultures adds Russia the Land, Russia the People, Russia the Culture, France the Land, France the People and France the Culture by Greg Nickles ($7.95 each, 9-14). And We Came to North America introduces The Africans by Jen Green, The French and The Jews by Casey Horton and The Chinese by Lorien Kite ($7.95 each, 9-14).


(Continental Sales, dist.)
Hundreds of Fish
by Ellen Wood, illus. by Monique Felix ($17.95). Siblings observe life on a lake. (8-up)
A Chance of Sunshine
by Jimmy Lao ($14.95). Next-door neighbors meet in an unexpected way. (8-up)

Farmer Brown's Field Trip
by Melody Carlson, illus. by Steve Björkman ($10.99), puts a contemporary spin on the parable of the sower and the seed. (5-8)
Paperback Series
Best Bible Stories
by Jennifer Rees Larcombe, illus. by Steve Björkman, gains The Best Boat Ever Built, Danger on the Lonely Road, Lost in Jerusalem and The Walls That Fell Down Flat ($2.99 each, 5-8).

Tar Beach Board Books: Cassie's Colorful Day
and Counting to Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold ($6.99 each). Cassie spends a day with her father; and enjoys a rooftop picnic with her family. (Infant-4)
Grow! Babies!
by Penny Gentieu ($12.95) chronicles the stages of a baby's development. (Infant-4)
by Caroline Castle, illus. by Sam Childs ($14.95), tells of a boy who repeats words he learns. (1-4)
Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon
by Maggie Smith ($14.95). A boy sends his sick friend get-well wishes. (2-6)
Me Counting Time
by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Annette Cable ($12.95), sets out to teach the concept of time. (5-8)
New Moon: Writing
and Money by the New Moon Books Girls Editorial Board ($9.99 each) offer writing exercises and tips on money matters. (8-13)
Spider Sparrow
by Dick King-Smith ($16.95) is the story of a boy who can communicate with animals. (10-up)
Board Book Reprints
Wow! Babies!
and Baby! Talk! by Penny Gentieu ($5.99 each, infant-4).

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