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Children's Books for Fall
Compiled by Sally Lodge -- 7/17/00


Akiko in the Sprubly Islands
by Mark Crilley ($9.95). This intergalactic tale is a sequel to Akiko on the Planet Smoo. (All ages)
The Forgotten Helper: A Christmas Story by Lorrie Moore, illus. by T. Lewis ($13.95). Santa's grouchiest elf is stranded on a rooftop. (All ages)
Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Martha Weston ($13.95). Nate takes on his first out-of-town case. (6-9)
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff ($15.95). When a blight attacks the potato crop in Ireland, a girl discovers the courage to survive. (8-12)
Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories by Joan Lowery Nixon ($14.95) collects seven tales based on the histories of actual ghost towns. (8-12)
Weaver's Daughter by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ($14.95). A mysterious illness strikes a pioneer girl who aspires to become a weaver, like her mother. (8-12)
Silver Dollar Girl by Katherine Ayres ($14.95). During the Silver Rush in 1885, a girl sets out for Colorado to find her father. (8-12)
A Spy Among the Girls by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($15.95). When Josh is caught holding hands with Beth, he tells his teasing brothers he is just spying on the girls. (9-12)
The Hidden Arrow of Maether by Aiden Beaverson ($14.95). Linn runs away when her stepfather demands that she convert and worship the demon Rane in order to wed a Ranite townsman. (9-12)
Carolina Autumn by Carol Lynch Williams ($14.95). After suffering a loss, a teenager struggles to speak openly to her new boyfriend and to relate to her sad, distant mother. (10-14)
The Times They Used to Be by Lucille Clifton, illus. by E.B. Lewis ($12.95), centers on a 12-year-old girl during the summer of 1948. (10-up)
Ghost Boy by Iain Lawrence ($15.95). In an attempt to fit in, an outcast albino boy joins the circus. (12-up)
Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler ($14.95). When her parents split up, a teenager must relocate to New York City with her mother. (12-up)
Night Flying by Rita Murphy ($14.95) tells of a girl who, like all the women in her family, is able to fly. (12-up)
Shadow People by Joyce McDonald ($15.95). Four teenage girls have something in common: an anger that drives them to violence. (12-up)
The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer by Gary Paulsen ($15.95) centers on a teenage migrant laborer who is alone in the world until he meets a friend. (14-up)
Colonial Williamsburg Young Americans
welcomes Nancy's Story: 1765 by Joan Lowery Nixon ($9.95, 7-11). And Portraits of Little Women adds Ghostly Tales by Susan Beth Pfeffer, illus. by Marcy Ramsey ($9.95, 8-12).
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
by Joan Aiken ($16.95, 8-12); and The Cay by Theodore Taylor ($16.95, 9-12).
Paperback Reprint
A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales
, retold by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Lenny Wooden ($10.95, 8-12).

The Magic Nesting Doll
by Jacqueline Ogburn, illus. by Laurel Long ($16.99). Can Katya use the three wishes of a nesting doll to rescue a young prince? (All ages)
The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg ($15.99). Annie uses her imagination to discover how she lost her fifth mitten of the winter. (2-6)
Darby, the Special-Order Pup by Alexandra Day and Cooper Edens, illus. by Day ($15.99). After a family finds a dog through an ad, they discover he is full of surprises. (3-8)
The Animal Mall by Cooper Edens and Diane Lane, illus. by Edward Miller ($15.99). A family visits stores that are run by animals. (4-8)
Belly Button Boy by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas ($15.99). Billy, who spends much time digging in the dirt, discovers a plant growing from his navel. (4-8)
Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen, illus. by Kadir Nelson ($16.99). A girl who thinks her feet are too large and her legs are too long lands a starring role in a dance festival. (4-8)
Lionel at School by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99). Lionel helps his fellow students enjoy school. (4-8)
Sam's Wild West Christmas by Nancy Antle, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($13.99). Sam and Rodeo Rosie track down the rustlers who nabbed a train-load of presents. (4-8)
Saturday Night Jamboree by Lee Wardlaw, illus. by Barry Root ($15.99). While her parents are out, a girl has fun with her three sitters. (4-8)
The Snowman's Path by Helena Clare Pittman, illus. by Raul Colon ($15.99). Nathan meets a snowman who is a singing acrobat by night. (4-8)
Callie Ann and Mistah Bear by Robert B. San Souci, illus. by Don Daily ($15.99). A girl discovers that Mistah Bear is disguising himself as a person to steal her mother's sweets. (5-8)
Asteroid Impact by Douglas Henderson ($16.99) examines the end of the Age of Reptiles. (6-10)
Louise, Soccer Star? by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99). What can transform Louise into a first-rate soccer player? (7-9)
Making Waves by Barbara Williams ($16.99). A demonstration grows violent after Emily joins the fight for labor laws that will help the underprivileged. (9-13)
The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge by Brad Strickland ($16.99). Lewis discovers the monster that haunts an old bridge. (10-up)
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck ($16.99) is a sequel to the author's Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. (10-up)

Little Lee Lee
hooks Little Lee Lee's Fishing Day by Molly Dingles, illus. by Aimee Bingler ($9.99, 2-7).

Once Upon a Time with Winnie the Pooh: A Classic Disney Treasury
by Kathleen Z hfeld, illus. by Orlando de la Paz ($19.99), presents classic tales featuring Pooh and pals. (3-6)
Disney's Bedtime Stories by Catherine Hapka ($12.99) offers 10 short tales. (3-7)
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea,adapted by Amy Edgar ($6.99) is a read-aloud storybook based on the film. (3-7)
Walt Disney's Dumbo by Matthew Price, illus. by Atsuko Morozumi ($16.99), relays Dumbo's search for love and acceptance. (3-up)
My Very First Simba Stories: Simba's Moon and Simba the Rainmaker by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Robbin Cuddy ($12.99 each), are tales featuring this character. (3-7)
Disney's Christmas Storybook by Elizabeth Spurr ($15.99) collects 20 stories starring Disney characters. (5-10)
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea ($4.99) retells this tale in chapter-book format. (7-10)
Winnie the Pooh's Book of Manners by Mary Hogan, illus. by John Kurtz ($13.99). Pooh learns to mind his manners. (8-12)
Recess: School's Out by Leslie Goldman ($4.99). Can a group of kids save the ultimate recess from extinction? (8-12)
Paperback Series
New Winnie the Pooh First Readers by Isabel Gaines are Pooh's Fall Harvest, Pooh's Sled Ride and Happy Valentine's Day, Pooh ($3.99 each, 5-8). Toy Story 2: Woody's Roundup debuts with Showdown at the Okey Dokey Corral, Giddy-Up Ghost Town, Ride 'em Rodeo! and Fool's Gold ($4.99 each, 7-10). Doug: The Funnie Mysteries adds The Curse of Beetenkaumun, Haunted House Hysteria and Bad to the Bone ($4.99 each, 7-12). Launching The Jersey by Gordon Korman are It's Magic!, No Girly-Girls Allowed!, Nick's a Chick, This Rocks! and Team Player ($4.99 each, 8-12). And so weird gains Strangeling and Web Sight ($4.99 each, 8-12).

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids, by Kids 2001
($12.95). Kids offer tips to young vacationers. (All ages)
The Disney Bakery by Adrienne Berofsky, photos by David Roark ($14.99), collects recipes inspired by animated Disney films. (8-up)

My Very First Disney 123 Counting Book
, photos by Christopher Hornsby ($12.99) offers an introduction to numbers. (2-5)
New 102 Dalmatians titles are 102 Dalmatians: Colors and Numbers ($4.99 each, 1-4); 102 Dalmatians TakeMe Home! ($7.99, 2-5); 102 Dalmatians: Read-Aloud Storybook ($6.99, 3-7); 102 Dalmatians: Pull-Out Postersand Domino Card Book ($7.99, 4-7); 102 Dalmatians: First Reader by Judy Katschke ($3.99 paper, 6-8); and 102 Dalmatians: Junior Novel ($4.99 paper, 8-12). The Emperor's New Groove introduces The Emperor's NewGroove: A Read-Aloud Storybook, adapted by Natalye Abuan ($6.99, 3-7); The Emperor's New Groove: JokeBook by Rebecca Gomez ($2.99 paper, 8-12); and The Emperor's New Groove: Junior Novel, adapted by Kathleen Z hfeld ($4.99 paper, 8-12).
Learn and Grow with Winnie the Pooh adds Tickle Me, Pooh! by Mary Hogan, illus. by John Kurtz ($8.99, 1-4); I Love You, Pooh! and Pooh Loves Christmas! ($6.99 each, 1-up); Pooh's Birthday Surprise by Kathleen Z hfeld ($5.99, 1-up); Trick or Treat, Pooh! by Ellen Milnes ($5.99, 1-up); Winnie the Pooh's Holiday Hummables by Amy Edgar, illus. by Gus Alavezos ($7.99, 18 mos.-up); My Very First Winnie the Pooh: Be Patient, Pooh by Z hfeld, illus. by Robbin Cuddy ($12.99, 2-5); Winnie the Pooh: Easy-to-Read Stories by Isabel Gaines ($9.99, 2-5); and Winnie the Pooh: Telling Time by Hallie Marsh ($9.99, 3-7).And William Joyce's Rolie Polie Olie continues with Olie, Zowie, Billy and Spot ($3.99 each, 18 mos. -up); and Stick with Olie! ($6.99, 2-5).

My World
, illus. by Prue Greener ($6.95), is a globe-shaped book that explores each continent. (3-5)
Barbie 123 ($12.95). Barbie helps introduce numbers. (3-7)
DK Big Book of Bugs ($14.95) features photos and information about bugs. (5-9)
Barbie Career Girl
($12.95) describes more than 20 job options. (5-up)
DK Guide to Weather by Michael Allaby ($19.95) includes photos and facts about earth's weather. (6-12)
The Night Before Christmas, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert($17.95), presents stories, p ms and a history of holiday traditions. (6-up)
The Truly Tasteless Scratch & Sniff Book ($9.95) treats young noses to such smells as dirty feet, rotten fish and skunk spray. (7-12)
Amazing Pop-Up Pull-Out Mummy Book ($19.95) explains the Egyptian embalming process. (8-up)
Dorling Kindersley Animal Encyclopedia by Barbara Taylor ($29.95) compiles information and pictures of 2,000 species. (8-up)
Dorling Kindersley Children's Encyclopedia ($40) includes maps that were created using digital technology. (8-up)
Dorling Kindersley Children's Atlas ($24.95) is an updated edition of this atlas. (8-up)
The Halloween Book by Jane Bull ($12.95) rounds up crafts, activities and party ideas. (8-up)
The Way Things Work Kit by David Macaulay ($29.95) includes a booklet, instruction card, CD-ROM and materials to build 12 models. (8-up)
Great Wonders of the World by Russell Ash, illus. by Richard Bonson ($19.95), spotlights contemporary buildings, ancient sites and natural phenomena. (10-up)
Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Episode I: The Complete Guide to the Incredible Locations from The Phantom Menace by Kristin Lund, illus. by Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore ($19.95), offers a cross-section look at the this film's settings. (10-up)
James Bond: The Secret World of 007 ($19.95) documents the characters, vehicles and gadgets from the Bond films. (10-up)
DK Stroller Books
rolls out with Baby Faces, Dump Truck, Kitten and Puppy ($4.95 each, up to 2). ABC joins NFL Board Books ($6.95, up to 5). My First Books introduces My First Animal Lift-the-Flap Board Book ($9.95, up to 5); My First Body Board Book ($6.95, up to 5); My First Number Bath Book ($4.95, up to 5); and My First Boxed Set ($19.95, up to 5). DK Toddler Story Books adds Baby Loves Hugs and Kisses by Michael Lawrence, illus. by Adrian Reynolds; Grumble! Rumble! by Siobhan Dodds; Here Comes the Rain by Mary Murphy; My Do It! by Ros Asquith, illus. by Sam Williams; Ned's Rainbow by Melanie Walsh; and One Smiling Sister by Lucy Coats, illus. by Emily Bolam ($5.95 each, 1-4). Christmas and Halloween are new DK Touch and Feel board books ($6.95 each, 1-4). DK Bel and Bub Stories welcomes Bel and Bub and the Baby Bird, Bel and Bub and the Bad Snowball, Bel and Bub and the Big Brown Box and Bel and Bub and the Black Hole by Jan Pienkowski ($9.95 each, 2-6). DK Jumbo Shaped Board Books moves on with Dump Truck and Tractor ($6.95 each, 2-7). And DK Share-a-Story offers Are You Spring? by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Cliff Wright; The Caterpillar That Roared by Michael Lawrence, illus. by Alison Bartlett; Neil's Numberless World by Lucy Coats, illus. by Neal Layton; and Not Now, Mrs. Wolf! by Shen Roddie, illus. by Selina Young ($5.95 each, 3-6).
New Dorling Kindersley Readers are A Bed for the Winter and Born to Be a Butterfly by Karen Wallace, Dinosaur's Day by Ruth Thomson and LEGO City ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 4-6); Holiday! Celebration Days Around the World by Deborah Chancellor; The Story of Pocahontas by Caryn Jenner; Twisters! by Kate Hayden and LEGO Space Sport ($12.95 each, paper $3.95 each, 6-8); Spies! by Richard Platt; Super Bowl Her s and Troy Aikman by James Buckley Jr., Terror on the Amazon by Phil Gates and Zeppelin by Andrew Donkin ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-8); and Antarctic Adventure: Exploring the Frozen South by Meredith Hooper, Atlantis: The Lost Continent? and Spooky Spinechillers by Andrew Donkin, Creating the X-Men: How Comic Books Come to Life and NFL's Greatest Upsets by James Buckley Jr., Free at Last: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Joan of Arc by Angela Bull, Space Station: Accident on Mir by Angela Royston, The Story of the X-Men: How It All Began by Michael Teitelbaum, Terrell Davis by Brian Peterson, Welcome to the Globe: The Story of Shakespeare's Theatre by Peter Chrisp and Feel the Sting and Going for Goldberg ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-9).
Joining DK Discoveries are Alexander the Great by Peter Chrisp and Everest by Richard Platt ($14.95 each, 8-up). DK Superguides welcomes Inline Skating by Dawn Irwin, Riding by Lucinda Green and Snowboarding by Steve Davis ($9.95 each, 8-12). And Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books continues with Civil War by John Stanchak, Epidemic by Brian Ward, Super Bowl by James Buckley Jr. and World War II by Simon Adams ($15.95 each, 8-12).
The Ultimate Sticker Books: NFL Quarterback Club
and NFL Super Bowl ($6.95 each) offer reusable sticker images of pro football players. (3-7)
The Ultimate Barbie Fashion Dolls Sticker Book ($6.95) features more than 60 stickers. (5-up)
The Ultimate LEGO Sticker Books: LEGO City and LEGO Space Port ($6.95 each) are volumes based on LEGO toy themes (5-up)
Paperback Reissue
The Visual Encyclopedia of Science
($16.95) is s thematically organized science reference. (8-up)

Eat Your Peas
by Kes Gray, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($14.95). Will Daisy accept her mother's bribe and eat her peas? (3-6)
Bonaparte by Marsha Wilson Chall, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin ($16.95). A Parisian dog wants to go to school with his young master. (4-8)
The Boy Who Became an Eagle by Kathryn Cave, illus. by Nick Maland ($15.95), centers on a boy who discovers he can fly. (4-8)
The Dandelion Wish by Sandra Ann Horn, illus. by Jason Cockcroft ($15.95). Two children's dreams come true when they wish on dandelions. (4-8)
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool by Teri Sloat, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($15.95). A farmer's sheared sheep track down their wool. (4-8)
The Lion and the Mouse and Other Aesop's Fables by Doris Orgel, illus. by Bert Kitchen ($16.95), retells 12 fables. (4-8)
Isabella Abnormella and the Very, Very Finicky Queen of Trouble by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Krysten Brooker ($15.95). Isabella helps the queen find a suitable bed to sleep in. (4-8)
Old Thunder and Miss Raney by Sharon Darrow, illus. by Kathryn Brown ($15.95), centers on two friends who help each other out. (4-8)
Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker ($15.95). A sh less bagpipe player makes good use of a dead man's sh s. (5-8)
First Painter by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Rocco Baviera ($16.95), speculates on the identity of the first cave painter. (7-up)
F Is for Freedom by Roni Schotter, illus. by C.B. Mordan ($15.95). In 1850, a girl and her parents help a family of runaway slaves escape to Canada. (7-10)
Stucksville by Sheila Greenwald ($16.95). For a school project, Emerald observes the other residents of her New York City apartment building. (7-11)
Frank O. Gehry: Outside In by Sandra Jordan and Jan Greenberg ($19.95) offers a biography of this architect. (8-12)
To Ride the Gods' Own Stallion by Diane Lee Wilson ($16.95) recounts the story of a prince, his slave and a stallion. (9-up)
The Truth Out There by Celia Rees ($16.95). What happened to Joshua's uncle, who disappeared years ago? (10-up)
Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian ($17.95) tells the true story of an Armenian boy who survives the near extermination of his race in 1915 Turkey.
Minnie and Moo
by Denys Cazet gains Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree and Minnie and Moo and the Musk of Zorro ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8).

The Brand New Kid
by Katie Couric, illus. by Marjorie Priceman ($15.95). In this picture book by the Today Show co-host, two girls befriend a boy who is new to their school. (All ages)
The Monster in the Shadows: A Cobtown Story by Julia Van Nutt, illus. by Robert Van Nutt ($15.95). Lucky Hart and her friends confront a wild beast in Cobtown. (All ages)
Peter and the Blue Witch Baby by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Alexi Natchev ($15.95). In this Russian tale, a witch puts a curse on a young tsar. (4-8)
The Children's Book of Faith, edited by William J. Bennett, illus. by Michael Hague ($24.95), collects Bible passages, stories and hymns. (4-8)
Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All by Ted Dewan ($15.95). A pig who has everything receives a mysterious box from Santa. (4-up)
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry ($15.95) presents this holiday tale. (5-8)

The Book of Pirates
by Howard Pyle ($12.95) describes adventures of pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main. (6-up)
The Glass Mountain and Other Polish Fairy Tales by Elsie Byrde ($1) collects six stories. (6-up)
My First Hiragana Activity Book by Yuko Green ($3.95) introduces Japanese words. (6-up)
The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum ($8.95) focuses on this character, who is now the Emperor of the Winkie Country. (8-up)
Wigwam Evenings by Charles Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman ($4.95) compiles Native American folktales. (8-up)
How to Draw Flowers by Barbara Soloff Levy ($2.50) explains how to use simple shapes to draw blossoms. (8-up)
The World's Worst Jokes by Victoria Fremont and Larry Daste ($1) is a joke collection. (8-up)
Famous Cities Search-a-Word Puzzles by Peter Lewis ($1). Kids scour puzzles for the names of landmarks in 50 cities. (8-up)
Paperback Series
Little Activity Books
adds 11 titles, including Aquarium Activity Book by Suzanne Ross, Realistic Butterfly Stickers by Jan Sovak, Fun with Fire Trucks Stencils by Marty Noble and Learning About Tropical Flowers by Dot Barlowe ($1 each, 2-up). Old MacDonald's Farm Sticker Picture by Robbie Stillerman is a new Sticker Picture Book ($4.95, 5-up). The Paper Doll series plays on with Twin Tots of the Twenties Paper Dolls by Evelyn Gathings, Traditional Fashions from India Paper Dolls by Ming-Ju Sun and Characters from Shakespeare Paper Dolls and Great Fashion Designs of the 1990s Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney ($4.95 each, 5-up); and Tierney's Gothic Costumes Paper Dolls ($3.95, 5-up). And Dover Juvenile Classics continues with Favorite North American Indian Legends by Allan A. Macfarlan, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Favorite Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and Heidi by Johanna Spyri ($2 each, 8-up).

In the Morning of the World: Six Woodland Why Stories
by Susan Williams Beckhorn ($16.95) collects tales about animals. (All ages)
Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue by Angeli Perrow, illus. by Emily Harris ($15.95).In this story based on an actual event, a lighthouse keeper's dog saves a mailboat during a storm. (5-8)

Bears Barge In by Joni Sensel, illus. by Christopher Bivins ($14.95). Animals begin turning up in unusual places--including the bathtub. (All ages)

Bunny's First Snowflake Board Book
by Monica Wellington ($11.99). A bunny and his friends prepare for winter. (1-3)
Tales of Tails by Gene-Michael and Ann Garrett, illus. by Stephanie Peterson ($9.99). This "lift-the-tail" book reveals distinctive animal tails. (2-5)
Minerva Louise at the Fair by Janet Morgan St ke ($14.99). A daffy hen mistakes a fair for a festive farm. (2-6)
Over the Moon! Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes, illus. by David Melling ($14.99), features moveable characters. (2-6)
The Wheels on the Bus: A Book with Parts That Move by Paul O. Zelinsky ($16.99) is a 20th-anniversary edition of this adaptation. (2-8)
Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff ($15.99). Her students have to make do with a sub when Miss Bindergarten gets the flu. (3-6)
Twenty Is Too Many by Kate Duke ($15.99). Guinea pigs find various ways to subtract themselves from an overcrowded boat. (3-7)
Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Hir Nataka ($13.99). A child and his grandfather discuss their likes and dislikes. (3-7)
Hannah's Collections by Marthe Jocelyn ($14.99). Which of her collections will Hannah bring to school to show her class? (3-7)
Little Rocket's Special Star by Julie Sykes, illus. by Jack Tickle ($15.99). Little Rocket encounters many sparkling objects when she looks for a star to bring home to her father. (3-8)
A Triangle for Adaora: An African Book of Shapes by Ifeoma Onyefulu ($16.99). As she looks for a triangle, Adaora's cousin spies numerous other shapes. (3-8)
Bakin' Brownies by Susan Devins, illus. by Yvonne Cathcart ($12.99), offers a cookbook plus a baking pan. (3-up)
Tucker Off His Rocker and Tucker Over the Top by Leslie McGuirk ($7.99 each) are tales about the skateboard-riding Tucker. (3-up)
Shawn and Keeper Show-and-Tell by Jonathan London, illus. by Renee Williams-Adriani ($13.99). Keeper d sn't perform his tricks the way he rehearsed them. (4-7)
Here Comes Kate by Kay Chorao ($13.99) tells of a little elephant who can be both good and bad. (4-7)
Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey by Robert Byrd ($15.99). Saint Francis tells a donkey about another donkey's role in the Nativity story. (4-8)
Mac Side Up by Bob Elsdale ($15.99). A cat tries to discover why toast lands butter-side-down while cats land on their feet. (4-up)
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder by Lloyd Alexander, illus. by Judith Byron Schachner ($16.99). After unleashing winds, showers and thunder, a cat discovers he has the ability to purr. (5-9)
The Lucky Lizard by Ellen Kelley, illus. by Kevin O'Malley ($14.99). A pet lizard helps his owner cope with his worries. (7-10)
If Wishes Were Horses by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock ($15.99). A family tragedy brings two bickering sisters together. (8-12)
Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($15.99). Three eccentric women recruit children to help run an island filled with exotic creatures. (8-12)
Shelley Shock by Donna Jo Napoli ($15.99). Adam relies on his talking freckles to help him through his first middle-school crush. (8-12)
The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book by Kate Perry and Jennie Maizels ($22.99) is a lift-the-flap guide to the globe. (8-up)
Make a Book: Six Different Books to Make, Write, and Illustrate by Vivien Frank and Deborah Jaffe ($14.99) presents pull-out pages and instructions for creating books. (8-up)
My Side of the Mountain Trilogy by Jean Craighead George ($24.95) contains My Side of the Mountain and its two sequels. (8-up)
Shakespeare's Scribe by Gary Blackwood ($15.99). Widge is touring England with the Bard's troupe when the plague closes the Globe Theatre. (9-11)
The Haunting at Stratton Falls
by Brenda Seabrooke ($15.99). A girl awaiting the return of her father from war meets the ghost of a girl who is in the same situation. (10-14)
Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies ($19.95). When a new leader of the deer takes control of the herd, hope builds that a promised hero of lore will arrive to set things right. (10-up)
George Washington and the Founding of a Nation by Albert Marrin ($25) chronicles the personal life and career of this leader. (12-up)
The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection
adds Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh G s Visiting by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($9.99 each, all ages); Hello Eeyore! and Hello Piglet! by Milne, illus. by Shepard ($8.99each, 1-5);and Pooh Rattle Totes: Pooh's Busy Day and Tigger's Bouncy Day by Milne, illus. by Shepard ($5.99 each, 18 mos.-3 yrs.).

365 Adventures: Explore, Experience, and Try Something New Every Day
($12.99) offers a year's supply of experiments and activities. (8-up)
Paperback Series
Sticker Safari Books
continues with Whale and Horse ($5.99 each, 4-8). New to World's Greatest... are World's Greatest Dog: All About My Best Friend and World's Greatest Cat: All About My Best Friend ($6.99 each, 5-up). Butterflies and Sea Creatures join Glow-in-the-Dark Space Sticker Books ($6.99 each, 6-up). And Wise Guides adds Beastly Bugs, Fierce Predators, Ghosts & Monsters and Towers of Torture ($3.49 each, 7-up).


Animals by Jo Litchfield ($4.95) is a board book introducing 60 animals. (9 mos.-up)
That's Not My Train by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells ($7.95). Pictures and textures aim to encourage language and sensory development. (9 mos.-up)
Bible Stories by Heather Amery ($24.95) packages a book of 13 Bible stories with a CD. (2-up)
Tales from Littletown by Felicity Brooks and Jo Litchfield ($9.95) compiles four stories from the Easy Reading series. (3-up)
Prehistoric World by Fiona Chandler, Sam Taplin and Jane Bingham ($21.95), presents a history of prehistoric life. (8-up)
Baby Board Books
starts up with 123, ABC, Animals and Things That Go by Jenny Tyler ($4.95 each, 9 mos.-up). And Farmyard Tales debuts with Animal Noises and Animal Babies by Stephen Cartwright ($4.95 each, 9 mos.-up).
Farmyard Tales Christmas
by Heather Amery ($9.95) is a lift-the-flap holiday story. (3-up)
Sam Sheep Can't Sleepand Toad Makes a Road by Phil Roxbee Cox ($7.95 each) are early readers with fold-out pages. (3-up)
Soccer Sticker Book by Gill Harvey ($6.95) is a soccer how-to with stickers. (6-up)
Travel Puzzles Sticker Book by Rosie Heywood ($6.95) offers activities for young travelers. (6-up)
Shells Sticker Book by Graham Saunders ($7.95) describes 200 shells. (7-up)
Word Processing by Rebecca Gilpin ($10.95) outlines 30 projects that teach word-processing skills. (10-up)
Book of the Internet by Philippa Wingate and Mark Wallace ($14.95) is a guide to the Internet. (10-up)
Paperback Series
Sticker Math
debuts with Adding and Taking Away by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells ($6.95 each, 5-6). And Racing Vacationby Michelle Bates joins Sandy Lane Stables ($3.95, 9-13).

by Brian Wildsmith ($20) is a picture book that chronicles the life of Jesus. (All ages)
The Lord's Prayer by Tim Ladwig ($17) illustrates this familiar prayer. (All ages)
Song for the Whooping Crane by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Elsa Warnick ($16). Text and watercolors focus on this endangered species. (All ages)
Waiting for N l: An Advent Story by Ann Dixon, illus. by Mark Graham ($16). A family celebrates Advent traditions. (4-10)
When Abraham Talked to the Trees by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($16), is an illustrated biography of Abraham Lincoln. (6-12)

(Betterway Books/F&W Publications, dist.)
Boredom Blasters: Hours & Miles of Games & Activities to Make Time Fly
by Susan Todd, illus. by David Vordtriede ($9.99), collects 77 games and activities. (3-up)
Kids Rule the World: An Interactive Internet Writing Kit by Susan Todd ($14.99) is a book and CD-ROM package that explains how to publish one's writing on the Internet. (8-14)

Little Tree
by e.e. cummings, illus. by Mary Claire Smith ($16.95). Two children bring home an evergreen from the forest to be their Christmas tree. (3-up)
The Element Encyclopedia of Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Felicity Hayes-McCoy ($21.95) compiles lore from around the world. (9-up)
The Really Good Memory Book by Robert Eastaway ($8.95) discusses how to test and improve one's memory. (10-up)
The Ultimate Makeover Book
by Amber James ($5.95) offers tips on nutrition, fitness and self-confidence. (8-up)
Dump It!: Cool Stuff from the Net by Cy B. Space ($4.95) is a guide to "cool" Web sites. (8-up)
The Nature of Animals: A New Encyclopedia of Animals and What They Mean to Us by Fran Pickering ($10.95) collects tales and trivia. (8-up)
Wannabe! Every Girl's Dream Career Guide by Melanie Spears ($5.95) examines the careers of well-known stars. (8-up)
A Pet of My Own: A Caring Guide to Pets by Moira Butterfield ($4.95) gives advice for selecting and caring for a pet. (8-up)
Girl to Girl: Boys and You! The Real Deal on Love and Friendship by Anne Driscoll ($5.95) answers questions about romance and friendship. (8-up)
Paperback Reprints
Stories Told by Mother Teresa
, compiled by Edward Le Joly and Jaya Chaliha ($7.95, 4-up); and Song Quest by Katherine Roberts ($5.95, 10-up).


This Plane
by Paul Collicutt ($15) looks at various types of planes. (2-7)
Moo in the Morning by Barbara Maitland, illus. by Andrew Kulman ($16). Trying to escape the noise of the city, a family discovers different noises on a farm. (2-5)
Follow the Leader by Erica Silverman, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($15), relays a story about taking turns. (3-6)
Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly ($16) gives a twist to a familiar tale. (3-7)
Secrets of the Stone by Harriet Peck Taylor ($16) offers an introduction to rock art. (4-8)
Bear N l by Olivier Dunrea ($16) presents animals that are anticipating Christmas. (4-8)
Wizzil by William Steig, illus. by Quentin Blake ($16), presents a story about a bored and mischievous witch out for revenge. (4-up)
What Is a Wise Bird Like You Doing in a Silly Tale Like This? by Uri Shulevitz ($16) recounts a nonsense tale. (4-up)
Queen of the World by Thomas Yezerski ($16). What Mom really wants for her birthday is an end to sibling rivalry. (5-8)
Albert and the Angels by Leslie Norris, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein ($16). Angels grant a boy's Christmas wish. (5-up)
Gus and Grandpa and Show-and-Tell by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock ($13). Grandpa helps Gus with his show-and-tell presentation. (6-8)
Edwina Victorious by Susan Bonners ($16). A girl tries to make a difference in her community. (7-10)
Play to the Angel by Maurine Dahlberg ($16) centers on a determined young pianist. (8-12)
Death at Devil's Bridge by Cynthia DeFelice ($16) is a sequel to Devil's Bridge. (8-12)
The Blessing of the Animals by Michael J. Rosen ($15). Should a Jewish boy's dog receive a Catholic blessing? (8-12)
Holly's Secret by Nancy Garden ($16). A 12-year-old girl who has two mothers deals with a new town and a new school. (8-12)
Lizzie at Last by Claudia Mills ($16) is a sequel to Losers, Inc. and You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman. (8-12)
Memories of Summer by Ruth White ($16). A teenager copes with her older sister's mental illness. (10-up)
J y Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos ($16) is a sequel to J y Pigza Swallowed the Key. (10-up)
At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant ($16) centers on a bookseller's daughter in Restoration England. (10-up)
The Boxer by Kathleen Karr ($16) is a work of historical fiction focusing on a boxer. (12-up)
The Transformation by Mette Newth, trans. by Faith Ingwersen ($16). Two cultures clash in 15th-century Greenland. (14-up)
and Black Jack by Leon Garfield ($18 each, paper $6.95, 12-up).

The Comic Book Kid
by Adam Osterweil, illus. by Craig Smith ($15.95). Two boys venture into a space-time continuum to rescue a first-edition Superman comic book. (8-up)
Math Rashes by Douglas Evans, illus. by Larry Di Fiori ($15.95), introduces comical episodes of education gone awry. (8-up)
Many Stones by Carolyn Coman ($15.95). Set in South Africa, this is the story of a reconciliation between a father and daughter. (12-up)
Cut by Patricia McCormick ($16.95) focuses on a teen struggling to remain psychologically healthy. (12-up)
The Darkest Corner by Mildred Barger Herschler ($16.95). In the 1960s, racism has an insidious effect on a family. (12-up)
A Step from Heaven by An Na ($15.95). A girl adjusts to life in America after emigrating from Korea. (12-up)

There's a Kangaroo in My Soup! by Joan Lennon, illus. by Wendy Rasmussen ($15.95). A kangaroo from down under bounces into a boy's life and helps him solve the mystery of why his parents' inventions keep appearing in the local store before he can patent them. (6-9)
That's Ghosts for You: 13 Scary Stories, ed. by Marianne Carus, illus. by YongSheng Xuan ($15.95), collects an international mix of stories from Cricket magazine's archives, and includes four new selections. (8-12)
Write Me If You Dare! by Emily Rhoads Johnson ($15.95). A story of unlikely pen pals and a girl recovering from her mother's death, who must confront her fears of change and loss. (8-12)

Where's My Monkey?
by Dieter Schubert ($5.95). A stuffed monkey gets lost in a rainstorm in this board-book tale. (2-6)

The Night Worker
by Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben ($16), visits a construction site at night. (2-6)
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Yangsook Choi ($16), celebrates the Chinese New Year. (2-6)
Madlenka by Peter Sis ($17) centers on a girl who loses her first tooth. (4-8)
Moses G s to School by Isaac Millman ($16) chronicles a day at a school for the deaf. (5-up)
Radio Rescue by Lynne Barasch ($16). In the 1920s, a boy uses his ham radio to rescue a family. (5-up)
Howie Bowles and Uncle Sam by Kate Banks, illus. by Isaac Millman ($15). Is Howie in trouble with the IRS? (7-9)
The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash, illus. by Dusan Petricic ($16), tells of the man and the prize that made safe navigation possible. (10-up)
The Grave by James Heneghan ($17). Pulled into the past, a boy discovers his future. (12-up)

Boo and Baa Get Wet
and Boo and Baa in the Woods by Olof and Lena Landstrom, trans. by Joan Sandin ($7.95 each), are two capers starring this sheep duo. (1-4)
What a Viking! by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom ($15) recounts a Viking adventure. (5-8)
Paperback ReprintsWill Gets a Haircut by Olof and Lena Landstrom, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard; and Will's New Cap by Olof and Lena Landstrom, trans. by Richard E. Fisher ($4.95 each, 2-5).

Paperback Reprints
Spider Spider
by Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben ($5.95, 3-5); Toy Tales by Helen Cooper ($7.95, 3-8); Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Satoshi Kitamura ($5.95, 4-8); The Ugly Menorah by Marissa Moss ($5.95, 5-8); Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock ($4.95, 6-8); Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sis ($5.95, 6-up); Leon's Story by Leon Walter Tillage, illus. by Susan L. Roth ($4.95, 8-up); and The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr ($4.95, 10-up).

Pussycats Everywhere!
by Sheila McGraw ($19.95, paper $6.95). Thirty-seven felines are delivered to Karen's home after she places an ad about her lost cat. (5-8)

Succeed Every Day: Daily Readings for Teens
by Pamela Espeland ($9.95) offers daily readings to inspire teens to make a difference in their lives and those of others. (11-up)
What Do You Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens by Beverly Bachel ($12.95) aims to help teens organize and achieve goals. (11-up)
Teen Angst? Naaah... by Ned Vizzini, illus. by Chris Schons ($12.95), collects a teenager's essays about junior and senior high school. (13-up)
The Teenagers' Guide to School Outside the Box by Rebecca Greene, illus. by Jeff Tolbert ($15.95), discusses such topics as internships, study abroad and community service. (13-up)

Earthsteps: A Rock's Journey Through Time
by Diane Nelson Spickert, illus. by Marianne Wallace ($17.95), chronicles one rock's geological odyssey. (8-up)
Unearthing Garden Mysteries: Experiments for Kids
by Ellen Talmage, photos by Bruce Curtis ($17.95), offers 20 gardening projects. (7-12)
Native American Games and Stories by James Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Kayeri Akweks ($12.95), collects tales and games. (8-up)
The Deep Time Diaries by Gary Raham ($17.95). A family travels 800 million years into the past. (8-up)

Story Time Crafts for Kids, Vols. I and II
by Holly Alder ($16.99 each) compile projects inspired by classic children's stories. (5-10)


Paperback Series
Learn to Draw
adds 14 volumes, including 1-2-3 Draw Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals by Freddie Levin, Draw Cars by Doug DuBosque and Draw Insects and Draw Sports Figures by Damon Reinagle ($8.95 each, 6-10).


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