Children's Books for Fall
Compiled by Sally Lodge -- 7/17/00
Noisy Wild Animals and Noisy Farm Animals by Steve Lavis ($9.95 each) show scenes with different types of animals. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
Dinosaur Splash! and Dinosaur Friends! by Paul Stickland ($6.99 each) are a pair of die-cut board books. (2-5)
Little Robots by Mike Brownlow ($13.95) presents a chant-along text. (2-5)
Truck Jam: A Pop-Up Book by Paul Stickland ($16.95) is an oversize pop-up book. (2-7)
Hyacinth Hop Has the Hic-Ups by Tony Kenyon ($14.95) introduces a hare with indigestion. (3-6)
Little Mouse Has a Party, ...Has a Busy Day, ...Has an Adventure, ...Has a Friend by Steve Lavis ($6.95 each) introduce concepts like telling time and sharing. (3-6)
Way Out West... with a Baby! by Mike Brownlow ($13.95) is the story of cowhands taking care of a baby. (3-7)
A Handful of Sunshine: Growing a Sunflower by Melanie Eclare ($16.95). A photo-essay on the growth of a sunflower. (3-7)
Battle of the Beasts: A Tale of Epic Proportions from the Brothers Grimm by Diz Wallis ($16.95) is an oversize adaptation of the tale about a cranky bear and a wren. (5-8)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss ($25) offers a slip-cased version of this classic. (5-8)
Sh Sh Baby by Bernard Lodge, illus. by Katherine Lodge ($14.95), centers on a character who solves everyone's sh w s. (5-8)
The Random House Book of Nursery Stories by Helen Craig ($19.95) retells 10 nursery stories. (5-8)
A Stowaway on Noah's Ark by Charles Santore ($16.95). Will a stowaway mouse be discovered? (5-8)
The Taco Bell Chihuahua 1-2-3 ($8.99) is a counting book in English and Spanish. (5-8)
Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff ($29.95), collects the original Babar tales. (8-10)
Jack Black & the Ship of Thieves by Carol Hughes ($15.95). A young man encounters several ships in this fantasy tale. (10-13)
Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family by Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman ($19.95) offers an account of Thomas Jefferson's descendants. (10-up)
Life Favors addsDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Grinch and Bear It: Life According to theSupreme Green Meany($6.99, all ages). Baby Fingers Board Books debuts with Thomas & Friends, illus. by Josie Yee; and Calling All Boats, illus. by Francesc Mateu ($4.99 each, up to 4). Little Squirts gains Baby's Shower and Little Fire Truck by Joy LaBrack, illus. by Shelly Meridith ($4.99 each, up to 4). Bright & Early Board Books adds The Alphabet Book by P.D. Eastman and The Snowman by Raymond Briggs ($4.99 each, up to 4). Richard Scarry's Mr. Paint Pig's ABC's joins Nifty Lift-and-Look Books ($5.99, up to 4). Nifty Lift-and-Look Books with Stickers adds Arthur's Truck Adventure by Marc Brown ($7.99, 3-6). And new to Bright & Early Books is The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss, writing as Theo. LeSieg, illus. by J Mathieu ($7.99, 5-8).
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Charles Santore ($21.95, all ages); I Like Winter and Now It's Fall by Lois Lenski ($9.95 each, 3-6); The Little Fire Engine and The Little Train by Lenski ($13.95 each, 3-6); The Random House Book of Bedtime Stories, illus. by Jane Dyer; The Random House Book of Easy-to-Read Stories;The Random House Book of Fairy Tales, adapted by Amy Erhlich, illus. by Diane Goode; The Random House Book of P try for Children, selected by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Arnold Lobel; The Random House Book of Humor for Children, selected by Pamela Pollack, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky; and The Random House Book of Sports Stories, selected by L.M. Schulman, illus. by Thomas B. Allen ($19.95 each, 5-8).
Batman Beyond: New Hero in Town by Scott Peterson, illus. by Brandon Kruse; and Batman Beyond: No Place Like Home by Sholly Fisch, illus. by John Delaney ($3.25 each), are adventures starring this superhero. (4-8)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Ornament Punch & Play Book ($3.99) is a tie-in to this movie. (5-8)
The Taco Bell Chihuahua Sticker Book and The Taco Bell Chihuahua Paper Dog Book ($5.99 each) are activity books starring this chalupa-loving pooch. (5-8)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Movie Storybook ($6.99) presents a photo album and scrapbook based on this film. (8-10)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Louise Gikow ($4.99) is a digest-size novelization. (8-10)
The Look-It-Up Book of First Ladies by S.A. Kramer ($9.95) compiles biographies of American First Ladies. (10-13)
How the Grinch Stole Hollywood: The Making of the Movie by Andy Lipschultz ($14.95) offers a behind-the-scenes look at this production. (10-up)
New Early Step into Reading books are Thomas & Friends: The Great Race by Kerry Milliron, illus. by Eric Binder and Tom LaPadula;and Dragon Tales: Ord Eats a Pizza! by Irene Trimble, illus. by Peter Panas ($3.99 each, 3-6).Step into Reading adds How the Grinch Got So Grinchy by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Richard Walz; Solid Gold: Gymnastic Stars by Darice Bailer; The Berenstain Bears and the Escape of the Bogg Brothers by Stan and Jan Berenstain; Captain Zap and the Evil Baron von Fishhead by Jon Buller and Susan Schade; Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling, illus. by Teresa Flavin; and Polar Babies by Susan Ring, illus. by Lisa McCue ($3.99 each, 5-8); and Quakes! by Catherine McMorrow, illus. by Stephen Marchesi ($3.99, 6-10). Step into Reading + Math adds Counting Sheep by Julie Glass, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka ($3.99, 5-8). The Care and Feeding of a Grinch by Bonnie Worth, illus. by J Ewers; Thomas' Railway Word Book, illus. by Paul Nichols; and Theodore Hugs the Coast by Kerry Milliron, illus. by Cardona Studio, are new Picturebacks ($3.25 each, 5-8). Magic Tree House offers Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($3.99, 5-8). And Marvin Redpost continues with A Magic Crystal? by Louis Sachar, illus. by Amy Wummer ($3.99, 5-8).
First Time Books adds The Berenstain Bears and the Big Blooper by Stan and Jan Berenstain ($3.25 each, 5-8). Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day by Barbara Bark, illus. by Denise Brunkus, is a new Junie B. Jones tale ($3.99, 5-8). A to Z Mysteries gains The Lucky Lottery by Ron Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($3.99, 5-8). Duz Shedd by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illus. by Veronica Jones, introduces Dirty Tricks ($3.99, 5-8). The Katie Lynn Cookie Company serves up The Battle of the Bakers by G.E. Stanley, illus. by Linda Dockey Graves ($3.99, 6-9). The Berenstain Bears Phenom in the Family by Stan and Jan Berenstain joins Big Chapter Books ($3.99, 8-10). 7th Heaven adds two titles by Amanda Christie ($3.99 each, 8-12). Scott Ciencin's Dinotopia welcomes Return to Lost City ($3.99, 8-12). New Stepping Stone Book Classics are Dracula by Bram Stoker, adapted by Stephanie Spinner; and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Kate McMullan ($3.99 each, 8-up). Dinoverse offers Beverly Hills Brontosaurus and Dinosaurs Ate My Homework by Scott Ciencin, illus. by Mike Fredericks ($4.99 each, 9-up). Hannah and the Angels by Linda Lowery Keep issues Panda-monium in China ($3.99, 10-13), and Thor's Hammer joins Voyage of the Basset by Will Shetterly ($3.99, 10-13).
Toots and the Upside-Down House by Carol Hughes, illus. by J. Garett Sheldrew, John Stevenson and Anthony Stacchi ($4.50 each, 8-10).
The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents by Wyatt Blassingame ($9.95, 10-13).
Paperback Series Reissues
Mole and Shrew reissues Mole and Shrew Are Two and Mole and Shrew All Year Through by Jackie French Koller, illus. by Anne Reas ($3.99 each, 5-8). And The Geek Chronicles by Barbara Park brings back Maxie, Rosie, and Earl--Partners in Grime; Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President and Dear God, Help!!! Love, Earl ($4.50 each, 8-12).
Baby Fingers Board Books debuts with Elmo's Animal Adventures and Big Bird's Big Surprise by Joy LaBrack, illus. by Sue DiCicco ($4.99 each, up to 4). Launching Too Big Board Books are Too Big for Bottles and Too Big for Diapers, photos by John Barrett ($3.99 each, up to 4). Great Big Board Books starts up with Elmo Likes... and I Am a Bird, illus. by Tom Brannon ($7.99 each, up to 4). Funny Food Faces, photos by John Barrett, is a new Board Book with Stickers title($7.99, up to 4). Sparkle Storybooks begins with Time for Bed, Elmo! by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson; and Dragon Tales: To Fly with Dragons, adapted by Ron and Justine Fontes, illus. by Ted Enik ($8.99 each, 3-6). And Sticker Time adds Let's Pretend!, illus. by Mark Skillicorn; and Dragon Tales: Cassie's Babysitting Surprise, illus. by Bob Berry ($2.99 paper, 3-8).
Brave Georgie Goat: 3 Little Stories About Growing Up by Denis Roche ($6.99, up to 4); Greta's Revenge: More Alice and Greta by Steven J. Simmons, illus. by Cyd Moore; The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Anita Lobel; and Kites: Magic Wishes That Fly Up to the Stars by Demi ($6.99 each, 5-8); and Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni ($5.99, 5-8).
Other Bells for Us to Ring by Robert Cormier ($4.99, 10-up); The Haunting by Joan Lowery Nixon, Ties That Bind, Ties That Break by Lensey Namioka and Nobody Else Has to Know by Ingrid Tomey; ($4.99 each, 12-up); Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen ($5.50, 12-up); Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett ($4.50, 12-up); and Conditions of Love by Ruth Pennebaker ($4.99, 14-up).
Secrets of the Sith ($5.99) includes photos from the original Star Wars saga. (All ages)
Step into Reading adds Darth Maul's Revenge by Eric Arnold, illus. by Tommy Lee Edwards ($3.99, 5-8).
Mary Louise Loses Her Manners by Diane Cuneo, illus. by Jack Davis ($6.99, 4-8); and Aunt CeeCee, Aunt Belle, and Mama's Surprise by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Michael Chesworth ($5.99, 5-8).
Third Grade Pet by Judy Cox, illus. by Cynthia Fisher ($4.50, 7-10); One-of-a-Kind Mallie by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ($4.50, 7-12); Fourth-Grade Celebrity/The Girl Who Knew It All: Casey, Tracy & Company by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Leslie Morrill ($6.99, 8-12); Pig and the Shrink by Pamela Todd, Buckaroo by Betty Traylor and Slump by Dave Jarzyna ($4.50 each, 8-12); The Beaded Moccasins: The Story of Mary Campbell by Lynda Durrant ($4.50, 9-12); The Smugglers by Iain Lawrence ($4.99, 10-14); Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, illus. by Donald McKay ($4.99, 10-up); Planning the Impossible by Mavis Jukes, Wintering by William Durbin and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell ($4.50 each, 10-up); and Skellig by David Almond ($4.99, 10-up).
A Family Christmas Advent Calendar and Storybook ($12.99) presents Bible verses, prayers and activities. (All ages)
Mop Tops adds Yellow Bird, Green Cat, Blue Rabbit and Red Dog by Harry Alexander, illus. by Summer Durantz ($5.99 each, up to 3). Match-the-Flaps launches with Colors and Numbers by Faulkner, illus. by Lambert ($6.99 each, 2-5). The First Bible Collection welcomes Baby Jesus ($7.99, up to 3). New to Snappy Fun Books are Peter Penguin and His Chatter Beak and Penny Polar Bear and Her Loud Snore by Paul Flemming, illus. by John Goode ($4.99 each, 2-5). Sleepytime Prayers and Daytime Prayers are new Prayer Tabs ($5.99 each, 2-5). Christmas Puzzle Books offers Three Wise Men and Jesus Is Born ($5.99 each, 2-5). Jelly Tales introduces Amber and Bouncey ($6.99 each, 2-5). Bear in the Big Blue House Cloth Pockets gains Taking Care of Snowbear and Where Is Tutter's Cheese? by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Sue DiCicco ($6.99 each, 3-5). And Night and Day by Weiss is a new Bear in the Big Blue House Spin-Me-Around title; and Bear in the Big Blue House Soft Tab Books adds It Feels Like Fun! A Bumpy, Silky, Smooth, Soft, Furry Book by Weiss, both illus. by Brannon ($7.99 each, 3-5).
Mr. Noddy Cuddly Tales greets Noddy's Busy Counting Day by Ronne Randall ($6.99, 3-6). Noddy's Loose Sh lace by Gill Davies, is a new My Noddy Lace Up Book; and Noddy's Squeaky Surprise and Mr. Plod's New Whistle by Davies join Mr. Noddy Squeaky Fun Books ($7.99 each, 3-6). Mr. Noddy Light-Up Books offers Brave Little Noddy by Tim Healey ($9.99, 3-6). Barbie 3-D Tab Books gains Colors All Around and Shapes Everywhere by Sara Miller ($5.99 each, 3-6). Miller's Just for Fun! The Essential Get Together Book for Girls is a new Barbie Fortune Spinner title; and Barbie Style Books offers Beautiful Makeup Book by Judy Katschke ($11.99 each, 5-8). Emily Dodi's Calling All Friends! is a Barbie Phone and Photo Book; and Holiday Show by Rita Balducci is a new Barbie Mini Craft Kit ($7.99 each, 5-8). Reader's Digest Explorer Guides introduces Far Out! A Guide to Exploring Nature with Binoculars and Way to Go! Finding Your Way with a Compass by Christina Wildson, illus. by Dick Twinney and John Barber ($12.99 each, 7-10). And Reader's Digest Pathfinders issues Birds and Sharks and Other Sea Creatures ($16.99 each, 8-14).
Jelly Flap Books adds The Great Jelly World Fair and Where Is Pepper? ($4.99 each, 2-5). New Fisher-Price All-Star Readers are I Can Jump Higher! by Paul Mann, illus. by Chris Demarest; and Tyler Is Shy! by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Clearwater ($3.99 each, 6-7); and Liftoff! A Space Adventure by Rosanna Hansen, illus. by George Gaadt; and Polar Bear Growing Up in the Icy North by Sarah Jane Brian, illus. by Robert Hynes ($3.99 each, 7-8). And U.S. Mint 50 State Quarters Program debuts with The Official U.S. Mint Coin Collector Starter Kit ($12.99, 8-12).
Close-Ups: Best Stories for Teens, editedby Peter Carver ($9.95), includes short fiction by Tim Wynne-Jones, Martha Brooks, Brian Doyle and others. (14-up)
Graveyard Girl: Stories by Wendy Lewis ($7.95) collects 12 stories about participants in a wedding (14-up)
Monkey Mountain Books introduces Two False Moves, The Monkey Mountain Monster and Forgive Us Our Travises by Ted Staunton ($4.95 each, 7-10).
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Look Out London! A Child's Own Guide by Louise Nicholson, illus. by Paul Cox ($9.95), is a child's travel guide to this city. (9-up)
Black and White by Marty Crisp, illus. by Sherry Neidigh ($12.95), introduces a black-and-white puppy that blends in with the other farm animals. (3-6)
Dirty Birdy Feet by Rick Winter, illus. by Mike Lester ($15.95). A bird's flight through a chimney causes a chain reaction of dirty feet. (3-6)
Jane vs. the Tooth Fairy by Betsy Jay, illus. by Lori Osiecki ($15.95). A girl refuses to give up her tooth to the tooth fairy. (5-8)
Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider ($15.95). A new puppy chews everything in sight. (5-8)
Molly and Brad--Private Investigators adds Through a Dark Tunnel by Laurence and Suella Walsh ($9.99, 8-12). Tixie of Celedon by Nadia Kirkpatrick gains Visitors on Celedon ($9.99, 8-12). Shadow Kiss by Tom Townsend is a new Fairie Ring title ($9.99, 12-16). And Charles Fontenay's The Kipton Chronicles continues with Kipton, Jack and the True Believers ($9.99, 12-up).
The Giving Box by Fred Rogers and Hedda Sharapan ($12.95) encourages children to save coins for those less fortunate. (All ages)
Book Buddy by Penny Dann ($16.95) offers a revised edition of this alphabet book, with new artwork. (6 mos.-4 yrs.)
Weather: A Science Action Book by Andrew Deacon ($19.95) is a kit to help youngsters understand, predict and record the weather. (6-12)
Fit-A-Shape introduces redesigned editions of Animals, Bugs, Colors, Dinosaurs, Shapes and Trucks ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).
A Christmas Carol, illus. by Christian Birmingham; and The Twelve Days of Christmas, illus. by Don Daily ($9.98 each), present these holiday classics with new art. (All ages)
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The King of Skittledeedoo by Patricia Rust, illus. by San Wei Chan ($12.95). A beloved king learns the importance of reading. (4-8)
Dreaming Fish, illus. by Felipe Davalos ($7.95, 5-6); Laughing Crocodiles, illus. by Claudia de Teresa ($7.95, 6-7); Singing Horse, illus. by Enrique Martinez ($7.95, 8-9), all by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Collections of p ms from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba and other countries.
Blue and Green, Brush and Paint, Artist's Easel and Canvas and Paper by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy ($9.95 each) feature works by various artists from Spain, Central and South America. (6-7)
Smiles by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Rosario Valderrama and Francisco Gonzalez ($8.95), rounds up biographies of Pablo Picasso, Gabriela Mistral and Benito Juarez. (5-6)
Steps by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Isaac Hernandez, Ricardo Radosh and Waldo Saavedra ($8.95), presents illustrated biographies of Rita Moreno, Fernando Botero and Evelyn Cisneros. (6-7)
Paths by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Waldo Saavedra and Cesar de la Mora ($9.95), presents biographies of Jose MartÃ, Frido Kahlo and Cesar Chavez. (8-9)
Flying Dragon by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Fabricio Vanden Br ck($8.95) compiles p try from Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico and other countries. (8-9)
Voices by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Pablo Rulfo, Isaac Hernandez and Beatriz Rodriguez ($8.95), recounts the life stories of Luis Valdez, Judith Francisca Baca and Carlos J. Finlay. (8-9)
Eagle Boy: A Pacific Northwest Native Tale by Richard Lee Vaughan, illus. by Lee Christiansen ($16.95).An orphan saves his village with the help of eagles that have protected him. (4-8)
Turnagain Ptarmigan! Where Did You Go? by James Guenther, illus. by Shannon Cartwright ($15.95, paper $8.95). A girl plays hide-and-seek with a ptarmigan on the Alaska Range. (3-6)
Alaska's Three Pigs by Arlene Laverde, illus. by Mindy Dwyer ($15.95, paper $8.95), gives a familiar tale an Alaskan setting. (5-8)
Good Night, Sleep Tight: A P m for Every Night of the Year, compiled by Ivan and Mal Jones($22.95), is a bedtime p try collection. (All ages)
Dinosongs: P ms to Celebrate a T. Rex Named Sue by K.M. Crate, illus. by Kurt Vargo, narrated by Susan Sarandon ($12.95), is a book and CD package. (All ages)
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous by Ruth Ashby ($19.95) is a tie-in to the IMAX film. (2-up)
Look Whooo's Counting by Suse MacDonald ($14.95). Wise Old Owl searches for numbers. (3-6)
A Child Was Born: A First Nativity Book by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Sam Williams ($10.95), presents a rhyming narrative recounting the birth of Jesus. (3-6)
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra Pinkney, photos by Myles Pinkney ($14.95), celebrates the diversity among African American children. (3-7)
My Duck by Tanya Linch ($14.95) relays a tale underscoring the power of imagination. (3-7)
Fairy Dreams by Carol McLean-Carr ($10.95) is a search-and-find story featuring pixies, dragons and unicorns. (5-up)
Dinosaur Sue: The Story of the Colossal Fossil, the World's Most Complete T. Rex by Pat Relf ($15.95) recounts the discovery and excavation of this fossil. (7-10)
Franklin Board Books gains Franklin's Special Day at School and Franklin's Special Blanket by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark ($5.99 each, up to 5). New Teletubbies titles are Shake-it Rattle Books: Little Miss Muffet and Jack and Jill ($3.99 each, 1-5); and The Magic Pumpkin by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Emilie Kong ($5.99, 1-5); and The Snow Tubby by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Tim Jacobus ($5.99 paper, 1-5) . Royal Diaries introduces Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba: Angola, Africa, 1595 by Patricia McKissack and Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer ($10.95 each, 9-13). New Dear America titles are One Eye Laughing, The Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York, 1938 by Barry Denenberg ($12.95, 9-14); and My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York, 1941 by Mary Pope Osborne ($10.95, 9-14). And My Name Is America adds The Journal of Otto Peltonen, A Finnish Immigrant, Hibbing, Minnesota, 1905 by William Durbin; and The Journal of Augustus Pelletier, The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804 by Kathryn Lasky ($10.95 each, 9-14).
Captain Underpants Box-Set by Dav Pilkey ($15.99) collects the adventures of this unorthodox superhero. (7-10)
The Ark by Ben Jeapes ($4.99) is a science-fiction tale set at the end of the 22ndcentury. (7-11)
Smackers: All for Girls by Suzanne Weyn ($7.99)is a fill-in journal. (8-11)
Expect the Unexpected by Robynn Clariday ($4.50). Kids describe their most embarrassing moments. (8-12)
Cool in School by Michael-Anne Johns ($3.99, 8-12) and Cool in School #2: Celebrity Confession by Marie Morreale ($5.99, 8-14) collect celebrities' stories about their school experiences.
Meet the Stars of Popularby Samantha Calderone and Meet the Stars of Roswellby Monica Rizzo ($4.99 each) introduce the casts of these TV series. (8-14)
Smackdown! Meet the Stars of Professional Wrestling by James Preller ($5.99) focuses on WWF stars. (8-14)
Hey Carson! Meet TRL's Carson Daly by Alix Strauss ($4.99) tells how a "dork" became a popular guy. (8-14)
Cheer Fever by Ellen Miles ($4.99) ties into this film. (9-12)
Get Real: Girls Speak Out About Everything ($4.50) is based on a survey conducted by All About You magazine. (9-12)
Antarctica #2: Escape from Disaster by Peter Lerangis ($4.50) continues the story of Captain James Winslow's secret expedition to the South Pole. (9-up)
Freedom's Fire by J.P. Trent ($4.50) is a novel about two families torn apart by the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. (9-up)
Foster's War by Carolyn Reeder ($4.50). An 11-year-old's brother g s overseas to fight in WWII. (10-14)
The Rules for Teens: How to Keep Your Crush Crushing on You and Other Tips on Dating, Boys, and Relationships by Meg Schneider ($4.99) is a guide offering 25 tips. (12-up)
Get Over It! How to Survive Break-Ups, Back Stabbing FriendsandBad Haircuts and What's Your Guy-Q? 25+ Cool Quizzes to Help You Discover the Real You! by Beth Mayall ($4.99 each) present advice for coping with tough situations; and quizzes to help teens learn more about themselves. (12-up)
Scooby-Doo! Picture Clue Books starts up with Catnapped Caper, Search for Scooby Snacks and Dinosaur, all illus. by Duendes del Sur($3.99 each, 4-6). Powerpuff Girls adds Monkey See, Doggy Doo and Paste Makes Waste by Laura Dower ($3.50 each, 4-7); and two new Powerpuff Girls Chapter Booksby E.S. Mooney ($3.99 each, 6-9). Famous Dead People debuts with Al Capone and His Gang and Henry the VII and His Chopping Block by Alan Macdonald, illus. by Philip Reeve ($4.50 each, 8-12). Franklin reappears in Franklin's Baby Sister by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark; and Franklin Forgets, Franklin Helps Out and Franklin the Hero, TV tie-ins based on the characters created by Bourgeois, illus. by Clark ($4.50 each, 4-7). New Tweety books are Tweety's High-Flying Adventure by Kathryn Cristaldi ($3.50, 4-8); and Around the World in Tweety Time: Tattoo Storybook by Cristaldi ($5.99, 4-8). And Scooby Doo Readers launches with Map in the Mystery Machine, Disappearing Donuts and Howling at the Playground by Gail Herman, illus. by Duendes del Sur ($3.99 each, 5-8).
Pokemon adds four new Pokemon Jr. Chapter Books ($3.99 each, 5-8); Pikachu's Rescue Adventure by Tracey West ($4.50, 5-8); five Pokemon Chapter Books ($4.50 each, 7-11); Official Handbook #2 by Maria Barbo ($10.99, 7-11); Revelation of Lugia by West ($4.99, 8-12); and Extreme Pokemon by Mike Teitelbaum ($9.99, 8-12). New Digimon books are Let's Find Digimon by Ellen Sullivan ($5.99, 5-8); Sullivan's The Official Picture Storybook ($5.99, 6-10); The Official Digimon Trivia and Joke Book ($3.99, 6-10); and How to Draw Digimon: The Official Guide by Sullivan ($4.99, 6-10). Scooby-Doo gains 8x8 Books: Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders! by Jesse Leon McCann and Scooby-Doo and Aliens Too! by Gail Herman ($3.50 each, 6-8); 8x10:Scooby-Doo and The Eerie Ice Monster by McCann($5.99, 6-8); and three new Scooby-DooMysteriesby James Gelsey, illus. by Duendes del Sur ($3.99 each, 6-9). And new 2 GRRRLS titles are Soul Secrets ($12.95, 7-11); and Hello Gorgeous! 2 GRRRLS Guide to Style and What a Friend! Friendship Tips from 2 GRRRLS ($3.99 each, 7-11).
Superstars welcomes Backstreet Boys by Devra Newberger Speregen, Britney Spears by Laura Dower and Justin Timberlake by Michael-Anne Johns ($4.50 each, 8-12); and Rock Solid: The Slammin' Unauthorized Biography by James Preller ($4.99, 8-12). All for One and One for All by Nancy Krulik is new to Moffatts on the Road ($4.99, 8-12). Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice gains two titles by Jude Watson ($4.99 each, 8-12). Sixth Sense: Secrets from Beyond starts up with Survivor by David Levithan ($4.99, 8-12). Return of the Joker by Mike Teitelbaumis a new Batman Beyond tie-in ($4.99, 8-12). Backstage Pass offers Christina Aguilera by Jan Gabriel and Mandy Moore by Patrick Daley ($5.99 each, 8-14). And new All About You titles are It's My Party: How to Throw a Great Bash for Any Occasion by Lori Stacy ($4.50, 8-12); and What Should I Do? and Get Real: Girls Speak Out About Everything ($4.50 each, 9-12).
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ($6.99, all ages); We Share Everything! by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($4.99, 3-6); Grand Canyon by Wendell Minor; and The Dragon Takes a Wife by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Fiona French ($5.99 each, 4-8); A Sip of Aesop by Jane Yolen, illus. by Karen Barbour ($5.99, 5-10); Marty Frye, Private Eye by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Laurie Keller ($3.99, 6-8); The Magic of Spider Woman by Lois Duncan, illus. by Shonto Begay ($5.99, 6-9); Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli ($4.99, 6-up); If You Lived in Williamsburg During Colonial Times by Barbara Brenner, illus. by Jennie Williams ($5.99, 7-10); Pony Express by Steven Kroll, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($5.99, 7-10); and Something Fishy at MacDonald Hall by Gordon Korman ($4.50, 8-12).
Littles First Readers debuts with The Littles Make a Friend and The Littles Go Around the World by John Peterson, illus. by Jacqui Rogers ($3.99 each, 5-7). Ace Ventura Chapter Books starts up with The Case of the Karate Kitty-Nappers ($3.99, 6-9). Launching Teacher's Pet by Kimberly Weinberger are Splat, Erik, Vibes, Wizz, Zany and Bunsen ($4.95 each, 7-10). Animal Ark by Ben Baglio adds Squirrels in the School and Fox in the Frost, plus an Animal Ark Special, The Kitten That Won First Prize and Other Animals by Baglio, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas ($3.99 each, 8-11). Odd Moments by J l Cohen is new to Odd Sports Stories ($4.50, 8-11). Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower begins with The Fall and Castle ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Amazing Days of Abby Hays launches with Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining, Declaration of Independence and Reach for the Stars by Anne Mazer ($4.50 each, 8-12). Heartland by Lauren Brooke gains Breaking Free ($4.50, 8-12). Baby-sitters Club Friends Forever by Ann M. Martin greets Welcome Home, Mary Anne and Claudia and the Disaster Date, plus a Baby-sitters Club Friends Forever Special, Graduation ($4.50 each, 8-12). Firestorm by John Peel is a new 2099 title ($4.99, 9-12). Animorphs by K.A. Applegate has six additions ($4.99 each, 9-12). Martin's California Diaries offers Ducky 3 ($4.99, 11-13). And Applegate's Everworld issues Brave the Betrayal, Inside the Illusion and Understand theUnknown ($4.99 each, 12-up).
Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor ($15.95) describes spooky Halloween celebrations. (3-7)
Jubal's Wish by Don and Audrey Wood ($15.95). A happy bullfrog shares a sunny day with his grumpy friends. (3-up)
The Rain Came Down by David Shannon ($15.95) reveals the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour. (3-up)
The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon ($16.95). A woman brags to the king that her daughter can spin gold. (4-up)
Cinderella: The Dog and Her Glass Slipper by Diane Goode ($15.95) features a canine heroine. (4-up)
Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquit s from Mercury by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros ($16.95, paper $3.99). Ricky and his robot continue to battle a villain from Mars. (6-10)
The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick ($16.95) is set in the distant future, when civilization has been destroyed. (10-14)
Poppleton Has Funby Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Mark Teague, is the latest Poppleton title ($15.95, paper $3.99, 4-7).
Wilbur Bunny's Funny Friends A to Z by Cyndy Szekeres ($6.99) is an alphabet tale. (up to 4)
Flush the Potty by Ken Wilson-Max ($7.95). This book about potty training makes a "flushing" sound with every turn of the page. (up to 4)
My First Real Mother Goose Board Book, illus. by Blanche Fisher Wright ($6.99), presents familiar rhymes. (up to 5)
Trick-Or-Treat Faces by Judith Moffatt ($6.95) is a glow-in-the-dark adventure. (2-5)
Eek-A-Boo!: A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub ($6.95) offers an interactive Halloween romp. (2-5)
Puppy & Me: Going to the Corner by Julia Noonan ($6.99) is a new tale featuring this duo. (2-6)
Teddy Bears Trim the Tree by Sam Williams, illus. by Jacqueline McQuade ($14.95). Bears trim the Christmas tree in this story with flaps and tabs. (3-6)
Aaron's Hair by Robert Munsch, illus. by Alan and Lea Daniel ($11.95), tells of a boy whose hair has a mind of its own. (3-6)
Finger Puppet Theater: Billy Goats and Sleeping Beauty, illus. by Peter Stevenson ($14.95 each), are large-format board books with finger puppets. (3-6)
Inside a Zoo in the City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Tedd Arnold ($11.95), introduces a cast of anthropomorphic creatures. (4-8)
I Spy Extreme Challenger by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($13.95), offers a new "I Spy" challenge. (6-10)
New Clifford titles by Norman Bridwell are Clifford'sSchoolhouse Lift-the-Flap ($10.95, up to 4); and Clifford Visits the Hospital and Clifford's Best Friend: A Story About Emily Elizabeth ($3.25 each paper, 3-6). And Rockin' Rhythm Band Board Books, illus. by Billy Davis, starts up with Tap the Tambourine, Shake the Maracas, Beat the Drum and Ring the Bells ($7.95 each, 3-6).
Bear's Dream by Janet Slingsby, illus. by Tony Morris ($4.99), introduces bears from around the world. (3-6)
Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell ($3.25) is a counting book starring ghosts. (3-8)
Huggly G s to School by Tedd Arnold ($3.25). A green monster pretends to be the new kid at school. (4-8)
The Best Halloween Hunt Ever by John Speirs ($3.25) offers rebus clues to find Halloween treats. (4-8)
Monster Cake by Rebecca Dickinson ($4.99). Three monsters bake a birthday cake for their mother. (4-8)
Hello Reader! adds Big Red Apple by Tony Johnston, illus. by Judith Hoffman Corwin; A Girl, A Goat, and a Goose by David McPhail; Fall Leaves by Mary Packard, illus. by Dana Regan; Our Thanksgiving by Kimberly Weinberger, illus. by Diane DeGroat; Clifford and the Halloween Parade by Norman Bridwell; Snow? Let's Go! by Karen Berman Nagel, illus. by Carolyn Croll; and Plenty of Penguins by Sonia Black, illus. by Turi MacCombie ($3.99 each, 3-6); The Pumpkin Man and Snow Shapes: A Read-and-Do Book by Judith Moffatt; The Christmas Club by Justine Korman Fontes, illus. by Lucinda McQueen; and Slip! Slide! Skate! by Gail Herman, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye ($3.99 each, 5-7); Fluffy's Happy Halloween, Fluffy's Thanksgiving and Fluffy's 100th Day at School by Kate McMullan, illus. by Mavis Smith; and I Dare You: Stories to Scare You by Kathleen Keeler, illus. by Bob Doucet ($3.99 each, 6-8); and Dive! A Book of Deep-Sea Creatures by Melvin Berger; and Wild Weather: Floods! by Lorraine Jean Hopping, illus. by Jody Wheeler ($3.99 each, 7-9). Hello Reader Science! gains Screech! A Book About Bats by Melvin and Gilda Berger ($3.99, 6-8). The Music Teacher fromthe Black Lagoonby Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee, is a new Black Lagoon tale ($3.25, 6-9). Hello Reader! 2050 debuts with Asteroid Alert and Rescue in Space by Elaine Raphael, illus. by Don Bolognese ($3.99 each, 7-9). And Magic School Bus Chapter Books soars on with Space Explorers by Eva Moore ($3.99, 7-10).
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling ($25.95) recounts this young wizard's fourth year at Hogwarts. (All ages)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Deluxe Edition by J.K. Rowling ($75) is a leather-bound edition of the first Harry Potter tale. (All ages)
The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle ($14.95) reveals what happens to adults who are mean to children. (All ages)
The Names Upon the Harp: Irish Myth and Legend by Marie Heaney and P.J. Lynch ($19.95) collects eight stories from Ireland. (All ages)
Dr. Pompo's Nose by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers ($15.95) is a new tale by the creators of How Are You Peeling? (3-7)
Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost by Ana Martin Larranaga ($15.95) tells of a ghost who runs away from home. (4-8)
The No-Nothings and Their Baby by Anne Mazer, illus. by Ross Collins ($15.95), takes a light look at parental incompetence. (4-8)
The Robots Are Coming and Other Problems by Andy Rash ($15.95) collects 16 illustrated p ms. (4-12)
Space Dog adds Space Dog Meets Space Cat and Space Dog Visits Planet Earth by Vivian French, illus. by Sue Heap ($3.99 each, 5-8). Pixie Tricks by Tracey West continues with The Pet-Store Sprite, Halloween Goblin and The Angry Elf ($3.99 each, 6-9). Baby-Sitters Little Sister by Ann M. Martin adds two titles ($3.99 each, 7-9). Tony Abbott's Secrets of Droon offers Tower of the Elf King and Quest for the Queen ($2.99 each, 7-10). Animal Ark Pets introduces Doggy Dare, Cat Crazy and Ferret Fun by Ben Baglio ($3.99 each, 7-10). Pony Pals by E.S. Mooney trots on with The Pony and the Missing Dog ($3.99, 7-10). There are two additions to Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones ($3.99 each, 7-10). Puppy Patrol continues with Double Trouble, Star Paws and Tug of Love by Jenny Dale ($3.99 each, 8-11). And Broken Sky by Chris Wooding adds three titles ($4.50 each, 9-12).
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I, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger is a new Amber Brown reprint ($3.99, 7-10).
What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell, illus. by Ingrid Godon ($15.95). Animals wonder what to do with a baby who won't stop crying. (2-6)
Big Truck and Little Truck by Jan Carr, illus. by Ivan Bates ($15.95), is a tale about separation, independence and love. (3-5)
Fall Leaves Fall! by Z Hall, illus. by Shari Halpern ($15.95), reveals all the things kids can do with leaves. (3-7)
Into the A, B, Sea: An Ocean Alphabet by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Steve Jenkins ($15.95), is an alphabet book featuring sea creatures. (3-8)
Little Miss Spider at Sunnypatch School by David Kirk ($12.95) describes this young arachnid's first day of school. (4-7)
Armadillo Tattletale by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Keith Graves ($15.95). A peeping, creeping tattler gets caught. (5-10)
Peter and the Wolf by Vladimir Vagin ($15.95) retells this tale. (5-up)
Wings by Christopher Myers ($16.95) presents a story about embracing individuality. (5-up)
Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year, retold by Eric Kimmel, illus. by John Muth ($16.95), presents this Hasidic legend. (5-up)
Tales for the Seventh Day: A Collection of Sabbath Stories by Nina Jaffe ($15.95) collects stories from around the world. (8-12)
The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff ($15.95). Two orphaned sisters give their beloved doll to one less fortunate than they. (8-12)
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan ($15.95). A tragedy forces a girl living in luxury to move to a Mexican farm labor camp. (9-14)
Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy ($18.95) recounts the Great Blizzard of 1888. (9-up)
Stick and Whittle by Sid Hite ($16.95) is a novel celebrating the power of friendship. (10-up)
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers ($16.95) tells of the life and career of this boxer. (10-up)
Learning to Swim: A Memoir by Ann Turner ($14.95) is the story of a tragic summer in a girl's life. (12-up)
Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters: An Encyclopedia of World Mythology by Sheila Keenan, illus. by Belgin Wedman ($19.95), examines the mythology of 15 cultures. (8-up)
Scholastic Visual Dictionary by Jean-Claude Corbeil and Ariane Archambault ($21.95) defines more than 5,000 terms. (8-up)
Scholastic Atlas of the United States by David Rubel ($19.95) compiles facts about each state. (8-up)
Nature's Fury: Eyewitness Reports of Natural Disasters by Carole Vogel ($16.95) reveals the courage and resilience of those who have survived disasters. (8-12)
Scholastic Science Dictionary by Melvin Berger, illus. by Hannah Bonner ($19.95), is an illustrated compendium of science terms. (9-up)
First Discovery adds Internet by Jean-Phillipe Chabot, illus. by Donald Grant; and Lions by Pierre DeHugo ($12.95 each, 3-7). Hidden World gains Space by Claude Delafosse, illus. by Grant ($12.95, 3-7). Chronicle of America by Joy Masoff debuts with Colonial Times, 1600-1700 and American Revolution, 1700-1800 ($15.95 each, 8-12). Launching In Their Own Words by George Sullivan are Paul Revere and Lewis and Clark ($12.95 each, paper $4.50, 8-12). Shells by Brian Cassie is a new National Audubon Society First Field Guide ($17.95, paper $8.95, 8-up). And the Scholastic Question & Answer series introduces Do Tarantulas Have Teeth?, Do All Spiders Spin Webs?, Do Tornad s Really Twist? and Why Do Volcan s Blow Their Tops? by Melvin and Gilda Berger ($14.95 each, paper $5.95, 8-up).
Finding Homework Help on the Internet by Marianne J. Dyson ($3.95) covers six curricular topics. (9-13)
The Scholastic's First Encyclopedia series adds All About People by Lesley Newson, illus. by Mel Pickering; Animals and Nature by Janine Amos and Andrew Solway; and How Things Work by Claire Llewellyn ($7.95 each, 5-8).
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, intro. by Karen Hesse ($2.99), presents the tale of Scrooge. (8-up)
Dracula by Bram Stoker, intro. by Walter Dean Myers ($4.99), offers this vampire story. (8-up)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, intro. by Katherine Paterson ($4.99), is a new edition of this classic novel. (11-up)
Start to Read Board Books introduces Mia's Sun Hat by Joan Hoffman, illus. by Abby Carter; and five titles by Karen H necke: Mouse Finds a House, illus. by Laura Lydecker; Poor Polly Pig, illus. by Dara Goldman; Scarecrow's Friends, illus. by Paul Meisel; The Magic Wand, illus. by Kevin Hawkes; and The Pea or the Flea?, illus. by Mirelle Levert ($4.99 each, 4-up). New Halloween Board Books are Guess Who?, Pumpkins! and Ups and Downs by Robin Boyer; and You Can't Scare Me! by Kathy Hacker, illus. by Boyer ($4.99 each, 4-up). And Christmas Board Books offers Christmas ABCs, Guess Who? and Trim the Tree 1,2,3 by Robin Crumbacher; and Silent Night, illus. by John Sandford ($4.99 each, 4-up).
Ho Yi the Archer and Other Classic Chinese Tales, retold and trans. by Shelley Fu ($22.50), collects nine folktales. (All ages)
On the Trail Made of Dawn: American Indian Creation Myths, retold by M.L. Webster ($19.50), compiles 13 myths from North American peoples. (All ages)
Buttons, Bones, and the Organ Grinder's Monkey: Tales of Historical Archaeology by Meg Greene ($22.50) examines the discovery of five historical sites. (11-up)
Four to the Pole!: The American Women's Expedition to Antarctica, 1992-1993 by Nancy L wen and Ann Bancroft ($22.50) tells of the first four women to reach the South Pole by foot. (11-up)
Tragic Prelude: Bleeding Kansas by Karen Zeinert ($25) chronicles the controversy between abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates about whether Kansas should enter the Union as a free or slave state. (12-up)
Chaucer's England by Diane Childress ($25) describes English society in the 14th century. (14-up)
Puzzle Play introducesIn the Air, On Safari, On the Farm and Under the Sea by Sue Hendra ($10.95 each, 3-5). New Touch & Fit titles include Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Pets and Sea Creatures by Jane Massey ($12.95 each, 3-5). Let's Start! offers Magic Colors and Making Music ($12.95 each, 5-9). Discovery Plus issues Animal Kingdom by Steve Pollock, Bodyworks by Nick Graham, Oceans & Rain Forests by Jane Parker and Frances Dipper, Prehistoric Worlds by Dougal Dixon, Pyramid Builders by Anita Ganeri and Fiona MacDonald and Weather & Sky by Helen Young and Chris Oxlade ($14.95 each, 8-12). New Inventor's Handbooks are Robots by Bobbi Searle andWeather by Tim Walker ($16.95 each, 8-12). And Totally Dinosaurs and Totally Bugs are new Totally titles by Dennis Schatz, illus. by Bob Greisen ($15.95 each, 8-12).
Olivia Owl's Sticker Book by Maurice Pledger ($10.95). Activities and stickers introduce forest animals. (4-6)
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The Spyglass by Richard Paul Evans, illus. by Jonathan Linton ($16.95). A spyglass helps restore a kingdom cursed with darkness to its former glory. (All ages)
Raggedy Ann's Book of Thanks: Little Blessings for Every Day, from the works of Johnny Gruelle ($8.95), passes along Raggedy Ann's words of love and friendship. (All ages)
The Stars That Shine by Julie Clay, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($24.95). Twelve country-music stars share their childhood memories. (All ages)
Catching the Wild Waiyuuzee by Rita Williams-Garcia, illus. by Mike Reed ($16), introduces a girl who d s not want to get her hair done. (All ages)
Serendipity by Tobi Tobias, illus. by Peter Reynolds ($12), describes some of life's serendipitous experiences. (All ages)
The Child's Story by Charles Dickens, illus. by Harvey Chan ($17), offers an account of life from childhood through the golden years. (All ages)
Eloise: The Ultimate Edition by Kay Thompson, illus. by Hilary Knight ($35), compiles four Eloise adventures. (All ages)
Salt in His Sh s: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan with Roslyn Jordan, illus. by Kadir Nelson ($16.95), follows Jordan's path to success. (All ages)
The Wonderful Happens by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Coco Dowley ($16), reveals how much there is to celebrate in the world. (All ages)
Grandmother's Song by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Pamela Rossi ($16), presents an ode to the magic of newborn children. (1-4)
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast: The Big Carrot by Betty Paraskevas, illus. by Michael Paraskevas ($15). What can the Ferocious Beast and his pals do with a huge carrot that tastes awful? (2-6)
Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear? by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Bruce Degen ($15). Jesse Bear discovers the true meaning of Christmas. (2-6)
A Manatee Morning by Jim Arnosky ($16) focuses on a mother and baby manatee in Florida. (2-6)
When Papa Snores by Melinda Long, illus. by Holly Meade ($16). Who are the noisiest nappers in the house? (3-7)
Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan ($12.95). Mouse ventures out on Halloween. (3-6)
Pigs at Odds: Fun with Math and Games by Amy Axelrod, illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally ($14), features pigs enjoying a carnival. (4-8)
The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow, illus. by C.F. Payne ($16). A musical prodigy discovers the satisfaction of making music with others. (4-8)
What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($14), celebrates the unique talents of grandparents. (4-8)
Tiger Trail by Kay Winters, illus. by Laura Regan ($16.95). A tigress teaches her cubs to swim, hunt and live on their own. (4-8)
Where Have the Unicorns Gone? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Ruth Sanderson ($16.95). Driven from their rural paradise, these creatures find refuge in the sea. (4-8)
The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story by Judy Sierra, illus. by Reynold Ruffins ($17). Damura loses her sarong in the river and encounters her fairy godmother, a crocodile. (4-8)
Peg and the Whale by Kenneth Opel, illus. by Terry Widener ($16.95). A girl boards a whaling ship in hopes of catching a whale. (5-8)
Youch! Real-Life Monsters, Up Close! by Trevor Day ($16) presents close-up photos of animal and plant predators. (6-9)
Cats of Myth: Tales from Around the World by Gerald and Loretta Hausman, illus. by Leslie Baker ($19.95), introduces nine stories of feline adventure and trickery. (6-up)
Annabel the Actress Starring In: Just a Little Extra by Ellen Conford, illus. by Renee W. Andriani ($15). Things don't go as smoothly as planned when Annabel is cast in a movie. (7-10)
My America: A P try Atlas of the United States, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn ($19.95). P ms pay tribute to American landmarks and historical events. (8-12)
Gracie's Girl by Ellen Wittlinger ($16). A girl is determined to help a homeless woman. (8-12)
Tom Cringle: Battle on the High Seas by Gerald Hausman, illus. by Tad Hills ($16.95), tells of a boy who sets sail with England's navy during the War of 1812. (8-12)
Misty of Chincoteague: Deluxe Edition by Marguerite Henry, illus. by Wesley Dennis ($21.95), is a gift edition of this novel. (8-12)
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson ($16). During a yellow-fever epidemic in 1793, Mattie struggles to keep herself and those she loves alive. (10-14)
Wall Street Wizard: Advice from a Savvy Teen Investor by Jay Liebowitz ($16) offers investment information. (12-up)
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser ($16). Two armed students hold classmates and teachers hostage. (12-up)
Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix ($17) tells what happens when Melly and Anny Beth are given an injection to make them grow younger. (12-up)
Future Eden: A Brief History of Next Time by Colin Thompson ($17). In the year 2287, Jay's pet chicken helps him save the world. (12-up)
Paths to Faith: Conversations About Religion and Spirituality by Michael Thomas Ford ($17) collects 12 interviews in which individuals discuss their religions. (12-up)
Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor ($12.95, all ages); Where's Wallace? by Hilary Knight ($16, all ages); and Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus, illus. by Jose Aruego ($17, 3-7).
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A Biography of Our Forty-Third President by Patrice Gormley ($4.99) will chronicle the life and career of the victorious 2000 presidential candidate. (8-12)
Christina Aguilera by Nola Thacker ($6.99) presents a portrait of this singer. (8-12)
Angels! The Inside Scoop on the Stars of Charlie's Angels by Nancy Krulik ($4.99) profiles Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. (10-14)
Aladdin Classics welcomes Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, foreword by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; and Heidi by Johanna Spyri, foreword by Eloise McGraw ($3.99 each, all ages). Kitten Friends starts purring with Felix the Fluffy Kitten, Bob the Bouncy Kitten and Star the Snowy Kitten by Jenny Dale, illus. by Susan Hellard ($3.99 each, 6-8). Puppy Friends continues with Billy the Brave Puppyand Nipper the Noisy Puppy by Dale, illus. by Frank Rodgers ($3.99 each, 6-8). Ready-for-Chapters: Third Grade Detectives debuts with The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope and The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Salvatore Murdocca ($3.99 each, 6-9). Sheltie Finds a Friend and Sheltie to the Rescue by Peter Clover are new Sheltie adventures ($3.99 each, 7-9). Donna Jo Napoli's Angelwings flutters on with Left Out, Happy Holidays, Partners and Hang in There ($3.99 each, 7-10). American Quilts by Susan Kirby starts up with Ellen's Story, Hattie's Story, Daniel's Story and Ida Lou's Story ($4.99 each, 8-12). Childhood of Famous Americans greets John Glenn, Young Astronaut by Michael Burgan, illus. by Robert Brown ($4.99, 8-12). And Kathleen Duey's American Diaries adds Francesca Vigilucci, Washington, D.C., 1913 ($4.99, 8-12).
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Tasha Tudor ($5.99, all ages); Midnight Farm by Carly Simon, illus. by David Delamare ($6.99, all ages); Anansi D s the Impossible! by Verna Aardema, illus. by Lisa Desimini; Bubba and Trixie by Lisa Campbell Ernst; Pickles to Pittsburgh by Judi Barrett, illus. by Ron Barrett; and Hansel and Gretel by Dom DeLuise, illus. by Christopher Santoro ($5.99 each, 4-8); Musicians of the Sun by Gerald McDermott ($6.99, 4-8); Albert's Christmas by Leslie Tryon; and An Amish Christmas by Richard Ammon, illus. by Pamela Patrick ($5.99 each, 5-8); On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illus. by Melanie Hall ($5.99, 5-up); The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco ($6.99, 6-8); and The Mysteries of UFOs by Judith Herbst, illus. by Greg Clarke ($6.99, 7-11).
Also, Strawberry Hill by A. LaFaye; Toughboy and Sister by Kirkpatrick Hill; and The Landry News by Andrew Clements, illus. by Brian Selznick ($4.99 each, 8-12); Brooklyn D sn't Rhyme by Joan W. Blos ($4.50, 8-12); Shiloh: Movie Tie-in Edition by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($5.50, 8-12); Shiloh Boxed Set by Naylor ($14.99, 8-12); How I Became a Writer by Naylor, Over Sea, Under Stone;Silver on the Tree and Greenwitch by Susan Cooper; and Dolphin Luck by Hilary McKay ($4.99 each, 9-12); Reluctantly Alice by Naylor ($4.99, 9-13); Naylor's Alice on the Outside, Green Thumb by Rob Thomas and One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox ($4.99 each, 10-14); The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan ($8, 12-up); and In My Enemy's House by Carol Matas, Roanoke: A Novel of the Lost Colony by Sonia Levitin, Wolf Rider: A Tale of Terror by Avi and Zack by William Bell ($4.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Henry and Mudge reprints Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Sucie Stevenson ($3.99, 6-9). Ready-for-Chapters issues Cobblestreet Cousins: Special Gifts by Rylant; and Annabel the Actress Starring in Gorilla in My Dreams by Ellen Conford, illus. by Renee Andriani ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Ultimate Field Trip offers Digging Into the Southwest Archaeology and Wading Into Marine Biology by Susan Goodman, illus. by Michael Doolittle ($6.99 each, 8-12).
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George-isms: The 110 Rules George Washington Wrote When He Was Fourteen--and Lived by All His Life by George Washington ($7.95) presents the principles that guided this leader's life. (All ages)
Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury by Ann Keay Beneduce, illus. by Gennady Spirin ($25), collects biblical passages, carols, stories and plays. (All ages)
I Imagine Angels: P ms and Prayers for Parents and Children ($16) pairs p ms and prayers with works of art featuring angels from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (All ages)
Who Was Born This Special Day? by Eve Bunting, illus. by Leonid Gore ($16), is a Nativity tale. (3-6)
I Knew Two Who Said Moo: A Counting and Rhyming Book by Judi Barrett, illus. by Daniel Moreton ($16). Nonsense verse delivers a counting lesson. (3-6)
Twilight by Holly Huth, illus. by David McPhail ($16), introduces a girl who is the keeper of twilight. (3-8)
Hallelujah! A Christmas Celebration by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Synthia Saint James ($16), offers an African celebration of the Nativity. (4-8)
The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale by Mary Casanova, illus. by Ed Young ($16.95). While searching for food for his starving village, Hai Li Bu discovers he can understand the speech of animals. (5-8)
Outside and Inside Dinosaurs by Sandra Markle ($16) reveals what and how today's scientists have learned about dinosaurs. (5-9)
Carlotta's Kittens: And the Club of Mysteries by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Alan Daniel ($16). Carlotta teaches kittens what they need to know to survive in the world. (7-10)
The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs by Tamara Bower ($17). A shipwrecked sailor finds riches on a magical island. (7-up)
A Perfect Friend by Reynolds Price ($16). An elephant helps a boy move beyond the grief of his mother's death. (9-12)
Terry and the Pirates by Julian F. Thompson ($17). Rather than go off to boarding school, Terry stows away on a ship. (9-12)
Turning Point Inventions: The Camera by Joseph Wallace, illus. by Toby Welles ($17.95), traces the evolution of the camera. (9-up)
Dear Ellen Bee: The Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies by Mary E. Lyons and Muriel Branch ($17). A wealthy Richmond abolitionist and the daughter of two slaves work together for the Union cause. (10-14)
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli ($17). This retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" centers on a Persian prince. (12-up)
The Werewolf Club adds The Lunchroom of Doom by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater ($15, Aladdin paperback $3.99, 7-10). And White Fang by Jack London, illus. by Ed Young, is a new Scribner Illustrated Classic ($25, 12-up).
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The Christmas Rat by Avi ($16). Christmas vacation is no longer boring after Eric opens his apartment door to an exterminator. (8-12)
The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle ($17). During WWII, Robert explores the mystery of his father's disappearance. (10-14)
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Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg ($16). Connor tries to discover who injured his best friend's baby sister. (10-14)
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Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Giselle Potter ($16). A heroine finds a magical realm at the top of a beanstalk. (All ages)
When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Susan Gaber ($16). A family takes a walk during the first snowfall of the year. (2-7)
Olivia by Ian Falconer ($16). A feisty piglet has more energy than her mother. (3-7)
The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park ($15). His grandmother's Alzheimer's disease turns Jake's life upside-down. (9-12)
It's Not Easy Being Badby Cynthia Voigt is a new Bad Girls title ($16, 9-13).
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Dinos to Go by Sandra Boynton ($7.99) is a board book introducing seven dinos on the go. (All ages)
The Spooky Scrapbook by Kees M rbeek ($14.95) is a pop-up, lift-the-flap book starring ghosts. (All ages)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Commemorative Pop-Up by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Robert Sabuda ($24.95). A pop-up version of this classic. (All ages)
Brooklyn Pops Up! by Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, David Carter, Tor Lokvig and others ($19.95). This pop-up look at Brooklyn is published in conjunction with the Brooklyn Public Library. (All ages)
The Cheerios Christmas Play Book by Lee Wade ($5.99) is a holiday title featuring this cereal. (6 mos.-2 yrs.)
Where Is Baby's Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz ($5.99) is a board book that introduces a peek-a-boo game. (1-3)
Kitten's Christmas and Kitty's Colors by Dick McCue, illus. by Lisa McCue ($4.99 each) are storybooks. (1-3)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Board Book and Block, adapted by Betty Schwartz, illus. by Margaret Spengler ($6.99), packages a rattle with a book. (1-5)
The Oreo Cookie Counting Book by Sarah Albee, illus. by Victoria Raymond ($5.99), counts down from 10 to one. (2-5)
Santa's Workshop by Sarah Willson, illus. by Anne Thornburgh ($5.99), peeks into various rooms in Santa's workshop. (2-5)
My Little Penny Book & Bank by Betty Schwartz, illus. by Keiko Motoyama ($7.99). Children drop pennies into slots to complete scenes. (3-6)
The Nutcracker by David Carter and N lle Carter, illus. by David Carter ($19.95), is a pop-up version of this ballet. (3-7)
The Mix & Match Book of Bugs by Sally Rose, illus. by Scott McDougall ($10.95). Split panels allow readers to create different bugs. (5-8)
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Cheerios: El libro de jugar (The Cheerios Christmas Play Book) by Lee Wade ($5.99, 6 mos.-2 yrs.)
Toby reappears in Toby Counts His Marbles, Toby's Holiday Hugs and Kisses, Flying Lesson and Toby's New Brother by Cyndy Szekeres ($6.99 each, 1-5). My First Words Flap Books adds On the Farm and At Home by Dorothy Einon, illus. by Nila Aye ($6.99 each, 2-5). Raggedy Ann & Andy, adapted from the stories of Johnny Gruelle, adds Board Books with Flaps: Marcella's New Doll and Twelve Days of Christmas by Alison Inches, illus. by Alison Winfield($5.99 each, 1-3); 8x8 Paperbacks:The Christmas Kitten and The Mouse Family by Andrew Clements, illus. by Simon Galkin($3.50 each paper, 2-5); and Ready-to-Read:Day at the Fair and School Day Adventure by Patricia Hall, illus. by Kathryn Mitter ($3.99 each, 4-8). Foil Sticker Books by Cecile Schoberle adds Spooky Trick or Treat Fun, illus. by Judith DuFour Love; and The Thanksgiving Parade Surprise, illus. by Kristina Stephenson ($4.99 each, 3-7). New Razzle Dazzle books by Chuck Murphy are Halloween and Christmas ($4.99 each, 3-7). And Lionel Trains Rail Tales: Shaped Sticker Books offers Rosie the Riveter and Time Traveling by Catherine Lukas, illus. by Richard Torrey ($4.99 each, 3-7).
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Happy Honey: Happy and Honey and Honey Helps by Laura Godwin, illus. by Jane Chapman ($12.95 each), are tales starring a dog and a kitten. (2-5)
Where's That Cat? by Eve Merriam and Pam Pollack, illus. by Joanna Harrison ($16). A cat has a hide-and-seek adventure. (3-7)
Bear's Christmas Star by Mireille D'Allance ($12.95). Bear helps Papa trim the tree. (3-7)
Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest ($16.95) follows a day in the life of firefighters. (3-8)
The Saturday Kid by Edward Sorel, in collaboration with Cheryl Carlesimo ($18). How can Leo get even with the neighborhood bully? (5-9)
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill ($16). An unconventional teacher arrives in an Alaskan Athabascan Indian village. (8-12)
Newbery Girls: Selections from Fifteen Newbery Award“Winning Books Chosen Especially for Girls by Heather Dietz ($18) includes excerpts from Newbery winners. (9-12)
Sleds on Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution by Louise Borden, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker ($17). How can Henry try out his new sled when British troops are encamped on Boston Common? (9-12)
Stowaway by Karen Hesse, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker ($17), is a novel based on Nicholas Young, who stowed away on Captain James Cook's Endeavor. (10-14)
24 Hours by Margaret Mahy ($17). A recent graduate from prep school is ready for some excitement before going off to college. (12-up)
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Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House adds eight titles, including Novelty Board Book: Bear's Woodland Workout by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Laurie Struck Long ($4.99, 2-5); Stickers 'n' Shapes: The Best Thanksgiving Ever! by Nancy Inteli, illus. by RoseMary Berlin ($3.99, 3-7); and Big Lift-the-Flap Board Book: Bear's Berry Christmas by Catherine Daly, illus. by Long ($10.95, 3-7). Among the nine new Blue's Clues books are A Book to Touch and Feel: Who Am I? by Alice Wilder, illus. by Jenine Pontillo ($9.99, 2-5); Interactive Sound Book: It's Showtime! by Wilder, illus. by David Cutting ($12.95, 3-7); and 8x8 Paperback: I Want to Be in the Show! by Michael Smith, illus. by Carolyn Norden ($3.50 paper, 3-7).
The Busy World of Richard Scarry adds Santa Needs Help! ($3.50, 4-7). New CatDog titles are Halloween Joke Book by David Lewman ($2.99, 5-9); and A Rancid Little Christmas by Terry Collins, illus. by Mel Grant ($3.99, 7-10). There are nine new Rugrats titles, among them Rugrats in Paris: A Dream Come True! by Donna Taylor, illus. by Vince Giarrano ($3.50, 3-7); Rugrats in Paris: The Movie by Cathy East Dubowski and Mark Dubowski ($4.99, 7-10); and The Rugrats Files: A Time Travel Adventure: The Quest for the Holy Pail by Sarah Willson ($3.99, 8-12).
Eight books join The Wild Thornberrys, including 8x8 Paperback: All Washed Up by Michelle Spirn, illus. by Steve Haefele ($3.50, 4-8); Ready-to-Read: Snowbound by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Mel Grant ($3.99, 5-9); and Chapter Book: Two Promises Too Many! by Adam Beechen, illus. by Bob Ostrom ($3.99, 7-10). SpongeBob SquarePants debuts with Joke Book by David Lewman and Trivia Book by David Fain ($2.99 each, 6-9); and Chapter Books:Naughty Nautical Neighbors and Hall Monitor by Annie Auerbach ($3.99, 6-9); and Tea at the Treedome by Terry Collins ($3.99, 7-10), all illus. by Marc O'Hare. And introducing Hey Arnold! chapter books are Arnold for President by Craig Bartlett, illus. by Tim Parsons; and Return of the Sewer King by Bartlett and Maggie Gr ning, illus. by Tim Parsons ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Christmas Cookies: A Cookbook and Cookie Cutter Set ($17.99) packages a book of cookie recipes with 16 cutters and a baking pan. (4-8)
Women's Soccer Scrapbook 2000 by Jill Schoff ($9.99). Photos and text focus on the U.S. women's soccer team. (8-up)
Let's Go to the Zoo continues with Elephant and Mommy and Bear on His Own by Laura Gates Galvin ($5.95 each, 18 mos.-3 yrs.).The Smithsonian Backyard Collection adds Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane by Susan Korman, illus. by Stephen Marchesi; and the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection gains Seahorse Reef: A Story of the South Pacific by Sally Walker, illus. by James Petruccio ($15.95 each, 4-8). And joining Soundprints Wild Habitats are Koala Country: A Story of an Australian Eucalyptus Forest by Deborah Dennard, illus. by James McKinnon; and World Above the Clouds: A Story of a Himalayan Ecosystem by Ann Whitehead Nagda, illus. by Paul Kratter ($15.95 each, 6-10).
Operation: Monkey Mail by Ann and Ron Fowler ($15.95). A teenager and her friends attempt to rescue a research monkey from a dangerous experiment. (9-13)
Be Quiet, Marina! by Kirsten DeBear, photos by Laura Dwight ($15.95). Two preschoolers--one with Down's syndrome, the other with cerebral palsy--become friends. (4-8)
Eddy's Dream by Miriam Cohen, photos by Adam Cohen ($15.95), reveals inner-city children exploring their feelings through play. (6-10)
The Cat Who Lost His Purr by Michele Coxon ($12.95). A cat searches the house for his missing purr. (3-7)
A Tale of Two Pandas by Linda Jennings, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway ($13.95, paper $5.95). Pandas meet some unusual animals when they travel to the other side of the mountain to find fresh bamboo. (3-6)
Kids' Funniest Knock-Knocks by Charles Keller, illus. by Jeff Sinclair ($14.95), is a joke collection. (6-9)
Bears by Dagmar Fertl, Michelle Reddy and Erik D. Stoops ($17.95), offers photos and facts about bears. (8-12)
The Amazing Magic Fact Machine by Jay Young ($19.95) contains a dial that spins around to help kids answer questions. (8-up)
Simple Optical Illusion Experiments with Everyday Materials by Michael DiSpezio, illus. by Frances Zweifel ($14.95), reveal illusions to fool the eye. (8-up)
The Science of Sound and Music by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone ($19.95) presents experiments involving sound. (8-up)
Totally Terrific Jokes by Matt Rissinger and Philip Yates, illus. by Jeff Sinclair ($14.95), collects riddles and knock-knocks. (8-up)
Colorful Illusions: Tricks to Fool Your Eyes by Mark Shulman, illus. by Aki Nurosi ($19.95), features art that plays visual tricks. (10-up)
P try for Young People welcomes Lewis Carroll, edited by Edward Mendelson, illus. by Eric Copeland; and William Shakespeare, edited by David Scott Kastan and Marina Kastan, illus. by Glen Harrington ($14.95 each, 8-12).
365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials by E. Richard Churchill, Louis L schnig and Muriel Mandell, illus. by Frances Zweifel ($12.95), offers an experiment for every day of the year. (8-up)
Volcano & Earthquake Mazes by Roger Moreau ($5.95) rounds up mazes. (8-up)
Baseball Puzzlers: You Make the Call by Wayne Stewart ($14.95) compiles puzzles focusing on this sport. (8-up)
Awesome Yo-Yo Book & Gift Set by Shar Levine and Rob Bowden ($14.95) packages a yo-yo with an instruction book. (8-up)
101 Checker Puzzles by Robert Pike ($7.95) reveals 101 strategies for playing checkers. (10-up)
Tips & Tricks for Junior Detectives by Thomas Brezina, illus. by Gabriele Klann and Bernard Forth ($5.95), introduces four young sleuths at a crime scene. (10-up)
Super Lateral Thinking Puzzles by Paul Sloane and Des MacHale, illus. by Myron Miller ($6.95), presents 80 puzzles. (10-up)
Little Giant Books adds The Little Giant Book of School Jokes by Charles Keller, illus. by Jeff Sinclair; and The Little Giant Book of Math Puzzles by Derrick Niederman ($6.95 each, 8-12). New to The Magic Library are Great Card Tricks, Great Coin Tricks, Great Handkerchief Tricks and Great Rope & Ring Tricks by Bruce Smith ($5.95 each, 8-up). Pocket Puzzlers gains Crossword Puzzles, IQ Teasers, Logic Puzzles and Word Games ($2.95 each, 10-up). And tie-ins to the Mindtrap board game are Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles and Tricky Mindtrap Puzzles by Detective Shadow ($6.95 each, 10-up).
Shocking Science: Fun & Fascinating Electrical Experiments by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, Great Experiments with Light by Phyllis Fiarotta and N l Fiarotta and Learn Karate by J. Allen Queen ($10.95 each, 8-up); Science Fair Projects: Physics by Bob Bonnet and Dan Keen, illus. by Frances Zweifel; Collecting Rocks and Crystals by John Farndon and Collecting Gems & Minerals by Chris Pellant ($9.95 each, 8-up); Awesome Experiments in Light & Sound by Michal DiSpezio, illus. by Catherine Leary ($7.95, 8-up); and Shocking, Slimy, Stinky, Shiny Science Experiments by Steve Parker; and Ice Skating Basics by Aaron F ste, photos by Bruce Curtis ($12.95 each, 8-up).
Katie Cat G s Shopping, Katie Cat Learns Animal Names and Katie Cat Learns First Words ($7.95 each) are three board-book tales. (2-4)
Buddy Bear Learns About Colors, Callie Cat Learns About Opposites, Max Mouse Learns First Words and Rachel Rabbit Learns to Count ($4.95 each). These board books with plush ears teach concepts. (2-4)
Baby Animals and Farm Animals ($4.95 each) are laminated board books with handles. (2-4)
Make a Farmhouse ($5.95). Youngsters press out pieces to assemble a farmhouse. (2-4)
Tiny Tales for Toddlers ($5.95). Tiny the mouse shares stories. (2-4)
Quiz Master ($8.95). These sliding cards with picture clues present more than 500 questions on three levels of difficulty. (8-up)
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All Aboard! by Sally Hobson ($12.95) is a birthday tale starring a press-out elephant. (2-5)
Let's Go, Anna!: Learn Numbers 1 to 5 by Vivian French and Alex Ayliffe ($14.95), is a follow-up to Not Again, Anna! (2-5)
Billy Bean's Dream by Simone Lia ($15.95). Billy Bean wishes that he could journey to outer space. (3-7)
New Hello Books are Hello Little Chicks, Hello Little Ducklings, Hello Little Lamb and Hello Little Piglet by Dawn Apperley ($3.95 each, 2-4). Zippy Dinosaur Books introduces Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex ($6.95 each, 2-4). Joining Mini-Picture Books are Animal ABC by David Wojtowycz; Harry and the Snow King by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds; and Whybrow's Parcel for Stanley, illus. by Sally Hobson ($9.95 each, 2-5). And Jigsaw Books gains Party in Jigsaw Forest and Rocket to Jigsaw Planet by Jennie Maizels ($10.95 each, 3-5).
Don Weekes' All-Star Hockey Challenge: Play the Game and Win! by Don Weekes, puzzles designed by Adrian van Viaardingen ($5.95), offers challenges for young hockey fans. (8-up)
Basketball Challenge: Puzzles, Quizzes, Games and Other Cool Stuff for Young Sports Fans by Kathy Vanderlinden ($4.95) presents crosswords, word scrambles and drawing games. (8-up)
Hockey the NHL Way adds Power Plays by Sean Rossiter and Paul Carson ($9.95, 10-up). And Hockey Her s greets Peter Forsberg and Paul Kariya by Mike Harling ($7.95 each, 10-up).
Step-by-Step Soccer Skills: Training, Techniques, Tactics, Skills, Fitness ($14.95) is a guide for young soccer players. (8-up)
Soft Slumbers: Sleepy Surprise and Noisy Nap by Harry Alexander, illus. by Luana Rinaldo ($6.95), is a bedtime tale. (1-3)
Bright Starts introduces I Love Colors and I Love Shapes, illus. by Anne Hopkins ($4.95 each, 2-4). New Book Cubes are Animal Friends and My Things, illus. by Patti Jennings ($5.95 each, 2-4). Joining Baby Hang-Ons is Piglet and Puppy by Frances C , illus. by Sally Chambers ($5.95, 2-4). And new Peekaboo Puppets are Who Did That? and Who Knows Who? by Lynn Offerman, illus. by Fran Jordan ($6.95 each, 2-4).
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