Children's Books for Fall
Compiled by Sally Lodge -- 7/17/00
The Virginia Experience! by Carole Marsh has 14 additions, including My First Book About Virginia! and Virginia "Jography"! A Fun Run Thru Our State! ($7.95 each, 8-14). The following series by Marsh gain eight titles each: The Texas Experience!, The California Experience!, The Florida Experience!, The Georgia Experience!, The Ohio Experience!, The Illinois Experience!, The Kentucky Experience!, The North Carolina Experience!, The New Jersey Experience!, The Wisconsin Experience!, The Louisiana Experience!, The Mississippi Experience!, The Michigan Experience!, The Missouri Experience!, The Connecticut Experience!, The Pennsylvania Experience!, The Oklahoma Experience!, The Colorado Experience! and The Maryland Experience!
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
First Steps in Music, compiled by John Feierabend,chimes in with The Book of Tapping & Clapping and The Book of Wiggles & Tickles ($7.95 each, up to 3); The Book of Bounces and The Book of Lullabies ($12.95 each, up to 3); and The Book of Simple Songs & Circles ($9.95, up to 3).
That's What You Get...! by Rick Walton, illus. by Jimmy Holder ($15.95), demonstrates the consequences of jumping to conclusions. (4-8)
Sierra Club Books for Children adds "Galapagos" Means "Tortoises" by Ruth Heller ($14.95, 5-9); Desert Song by Tony Johnston, illus. by Ed Young ($15.95, 5-9); and Sharks by Eric Grace ($14.95, 8-11).
Girl Director: Chicks Making Flicks by Andrea Richards, illus. by Elizabeth McCallie ($17.95), is a guide for aspiring filmmakers. (10-16)
The Real Rules for Girls by Mindy Morgenstern ($14.95) offers advice for teens. (12-18)
Some Folks Say the South Pole's Hot by Elke Heidenreich, illus. by Quint Buchholz ($17.95), offers a p m about penguin opera fans at the South Pole. (6-up)
A Bag of Lucky Rice by George Reichart, illus. by Mark Mitchell ($16.95). During the Gold Rush, a prospector befriends Chinese immigrants. (10-up)
Shadows & Moonshine by Joan Aiken, illus. by Pamela Johnson ($18.95), collects 13 stories. (10-up)
The Field and Forest Handy Book by Daniel Beard ($12.95) compiles outdoor activities for all seasons. (10-up)
The Turnip by Walter de la Mare, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($10.95, 6-up); The Adventures of Uncle Lubin by W. Heath Robinson ($9.95, 6-up); and The Great Piratical Rumbustification & The Librarian and the Robbers by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Quentin Blake ($9.95, 10-up).
Shaped Little Nugget Books serves up Let's Eat! by Andrea Posner, illus. by Terry Taylor ($3.99, 1-3). New Tabbed Board Books are Know Your Noses and Let's Talk Tales by June English, illus. by Dana Regan ($3.99 each, 1-3). Joining Naptime Tales is Precious Moments: Winter Wonderland by Alan Benjamin, illus. by Samuel Butcher ($4.99, 1-4). Family Storytime adds The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Alice and Martin Provensen; Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Mireille Levert; Tractor Mac Learns to Fly by Billy Steers; and Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather by Dorothy Kunhardt, illus. by J.P. Miller ($9.95 each, 3-6). Little Golden Books adds A Frosty Day by Andrea Posner, illus. by Tammie Lyon; Poky & Friends: Tootle: The Haunted Tracks by Bruce Talkington; Between the Lions: Hopping Hens Here! by Louise Gikow, illus. by Ken Edwards; and Pooh: The Sweetest Christmas by Ann Braybrooks, illus. by Josie Yee ($2.29 each, Little Golden Storybook edition $3.99, 3-7); and Precious Moments: The Gift of Christmas by Matt Mitter, illus. by Samuel J. Butcher ($2.29, 3-7). Erin Gathrid's My First Day of School, illus. by Ruth Wickings, is a new Pop-Up/Lift the Flap title ($9.99 each, 3-7). And new Golden Hardcovers are Between the Lions: The Lucky Duck by Sarah Durkee, illus. by Dave Prebenna; Between the Lions: Red Hat! Green Hat! by Louise Gikow, illus. by J Mathieu; and Between the Lions: Rug Bug by Tennant Redbank, illus. by Larry DiFiori ($7.99 each, 4-7).
Barbie: A Big Bed for Me! by Ann Braybrooks is a new Barbie My Feelings Book ($3.29, 3-8). Activity Storybooks gains Between the Lions: The Lion and the Mouseby Lauri Posner, illus. by Phil Wilson; Between the Lions: The Fox and the Crow by Susan Ring, illus. by June Valentine-Ruppe; and Powerpuff Girls: It's a Colorful World ($3.99 each, 4-7). Golden Look Look Books continues with Pooh Bedtime Stories: Two Best Buddy Tales by Ann Braybrooks, illus. by Darryl Baker; Pooh: Freezy Breezy Fun by Allan Poulsen, illus. by Kim Raymond; Disney's The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea by Catherine McCafferty; Disney's Toy Story 2: Merry Christmas, Space Ranger by Rick Bunsen, illus. by Justin Wyatt; and Little Critter: Just a Toy and Trick or Treat, Little Critter by Gina and Mercer Mayer, illus. by Mercer Mayer ($3.29 each, 4-7). Disney's The Emperor's New Groove is a new Golden Look Look with Stickers ($3.99, 4-7). And Below Zero and Hit the Dirt by Craig Robert Carey, illus. by Donna Reynolds, are new to the Golden Look Look with Day-Glo Covers series ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Road to Reading travels on with Bookworm by Molly Coxe; and Bear Hugs by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Jim Ishi ($3.99 each, Mile 1); Little Critter's The Best Present by Mercer Mayer; and Whiskers by Catherine Daly, illus. by Tom Leonard ($3.99 each, Mile 2); Lucky Star by Megan McDonald, illus. by Andrea Wallace; and Elephants in the Wild by Monica Kulling, illus. by Michael Maydak ($3.99 each, Mile 3); Extinct! Creatures of the Past by Mary Batten, illus. by Peter Barrett; Snake Camp by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Jared Lee; and The Stone Giant by Natalie Standiford, illus. by Bob Doucet ($3.99 each, Mile 4); and Lucy on the Loose by Illene Cooper, illus. by Amanda Harvey; Welcome to Starvation Lake by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Lynne Cravath; and Escape South by Kim Siegelson, illus. by Shelley Jackson ($3.99 each, Mile 5).
I Wish Tonight by Lois Rock, illus. by Anne Wilson ($16), reveals the wishes of a wistful child. (4-8)
The Shore Beyond by Mary Joslin, illus. by Alison Jay ($16). Clara meets a mysterious old sailor. (4-8)
Quilt of Dreams by Mindy Dwyer ($15.95, paper $8.95). Katy captures memories of her grandmother through the quilt she makes. (7-10)
A Child's California by Dan Harder, photos by Lawrence Migdale ($15.95). Text and pictures focus on this state. (7-10)
Rainbow Rocket ($12.95) packages 20 miniature concept board books in a rocket-shaped holder. (3-6)
Whose... Is This? continues with Whose Bum Is This? by Wayne Lynch ($6.95, 5-7).
The Grump by Mark Ludy ($16.95). The love and compassion of a child changes the heart of a grumpy man. (8-up)
Couldn't We Make a Difference? by Michele Hofbauer ($16.95). Children from various backgrounds work to improve the world. (3-8)
To Know the Sea by Frances Gilbert, illus. by Rhett Ransom Pennell ($16.95). An old sailor finds a way to bring the sea to a princess. (3-8)
Camille's Fakes by Mary Jane Overall ($16.95). Two swindlers try to sell Camille's reproductions of masterpieces as original art. (3-8)
Empty Pockets by Faye Van Wert ($12.95). Steve collects anything that can fit in his pockets. (3-8)
GROSSET & DUNLAP
The Little Engine That Could Giant Lift-and-Learn Book, illus. by Cristina Ong ($9.99), is a lift-the-flap board book version of this tale. (3-6)
When I Grow Up by Steve Augarde ($12.99). In this pop-up book, a boy dreams of what he might be when he grows up. (4-7)
A Sea Within a Sea: Secrets of the Sargasso by Ruth Heller ($16.99) focuses on this body of water. (6-up)
Joining Touch-and-Feel Books are Halloween Treats, photos by Tom Arma; and Night-Night, Baby, photos by Elizabeth Hathon ($6.99 each, up to 2). Jonathan London's Froggy Takes a Bath, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, is a new Bath Book & Soap Crayons title ($6.99, 18 mos.-up). My Turn Books adds Halloween Costumes, Halloween Shapes, Christmas Numbers and Christmas Rhyme Time, illus. by Sonja Lamut ($4.99 each, 1-4). And Poke & Look Learning Books introduces Look Inside a Computer and reissues Look How a Baby Grows and Look Inside an Airplane ($9.99 each, 4-8).
Timothy G s to School: Dress-Up Fun by Rosemary Wells ($5.99) reintroduces this title with stickers, two paper dolls and outfits for them. (2-6)
Designs for Coloring by Ruth Heller adds Prisms and Insects and Spiders. Glow Sticker Stories welcomes Cinderella, illus. by Nan Brooks; Hooray for Halloween!, illus. by Winky Adam, Mermaid World, illus. by Tammie Lyon; and Starry Skies, illus. by Bill Basso ($4.99 each, 2-6). Joining Sticker Stories are Gingerbread Land, illus. by Bob Commander; Kermit's ABC, illus. by Stef de Reuver; Muppets on the Road, illus. by Rick Brown; and Winter Wonderland, illus. by Stacey Lamb ($4.99 each, 2-6). And All Aboard Reading rolls on with The Big Snowball by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($3.99, 3-6); Kermit's Mixed-Up Valentines by Emily Sollinger and Tui Sutherland, illus. by Tom Brannon ($3.99, 4-6); Monkey See, Monkey Do by Dana Regan ($3.99, 4-6); Abby Cadabra, Super Speller by Joan Holub; Dinosaur Eggs by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Pamela Johnson; Monster in the Maze: The Story of the Minotaur by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Susan Swan; and Planets by Dussling, illus. by Denise Ortakales ($3.99 each, 6-8); and Pocahontas: An American Princess by Joyce Milton, illus. by Shelley Hehenberger; and Lance Armstrong: The Race of His Life by Kristin Armstrong, illus. by Ken Call ($3.99 each, 7-9).
Glitter Tattoos adds Monster Party, illus. by Nate Evans; and Silly Creepy Crawlies, illus. by Rose Mary Berlin ($3.99 each, 3-7). New Jewel Sticker Stories are Jewel Fairies, illus. by Judith Mitchell; and Kermit's Christmas Tree, illus. by Larry Di Fiori ($3.99 each, 3-7). Joining Reading Railroad Books are Bugs, Bugs, Bugs by Catherine Daly, illus. by Jerry Smath; Corduroy's Christmas Surprise by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue; It's a Tea Party! by Sonali Fry, photos by Elizabeth Hathon; The Little Engine That Could ABC Time by Cristina Ong; Little Toot (Classic Abridged Edition) by Hardie Gramatky, illus. by Mark Burgess; The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing, illus. by Heidi Petach; Splish! Splash! by Jill Jarnow, photos by Elizabeth Hathon; Spot's Windy Day and Other Stories by Eric Hill; The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese; The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illus. by Robert Lawson; Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland, illus. by Sonja Lamut; The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall; and Tomie dePaola's Rhyme Time, illus. by Tomie dePaola ($3.49 each, 4-8). And The Zack Files adds Don't Count on Dracula and This Body's Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Dan Greenburg, illus. by Jack E. Davis ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Paperback Series Reissues
Reading Railroad Books reissues The Puppy Who Went to School by Gail Herman, illus. by Betina Ogden ($3.49, 4-8).
Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay ($15.95). Stella and her younger brother explore the world of winter. (2-5)
The Night the Moon Fell by Pat Mora, illus. by Domi ($16.95), retells a Mayan legend. (4-7)
Pa's Harvest by Jan Andrews, illus. by Cybele Young ($12.95), is the story of a family struggling to survive during the Depression. (5-8)
The Story of Life on Earth by Margaret Munro, illus. by Karen Reczuch ($19.95), chronicles the evolution of life on this planet. (5-8)
Out of the Everywhere: Tales for the New World by Jan Andrews, illus. by Simon Ng ($19.95), retells folk tales from various cultures. (7-up)
Black Nell: The Adventures of a Coyote by Shirley Woods ($6.95) recounts the first year of a coyote's life. (8-12)
Breakaway by Paul Yee and Jasmin by Jan Truss ($5.95 each, 9-12).
Quincy Rumpel, P.I. and Morris Rumpel and the Wings of Icarus by Betty Waterton ($3.95 each, 8-12).
Title in Spanish
La noche que se cayo la luna (The Night the Moon Fell) by Pat Mora, illus. by Domi ($16.95, 4-7).
(Publishers Group West, dist.)
The Boy Who Ran to the Woods by Jim Harrison, illus. by Tom Pohrt ($16.95). A boy who injures his eye discovers nature and learns to overcome suffering. (All ages)
My Jewish Days of the Week by Dvora Waysman, illus. by Melanie Schmidt ($9.95), celebrates the joy of Shabbos. (2-5)
A Thread of Kindness--A Tzedakah Story by Leah Shollar, illus. by Shoshana Mekibel ($9.95). This tale about generosity centers on a poor farmer and his wife. (3-6)
Dream-House by Fu-Ding Cheng ($16.95). A house observes its occupants growing older. (3-8)
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest L. Thayer, illus. by Christopher Bing ($17.95). A new telling of the tragi-comic p m. (All ages)
The Ants Came Marching... by Martin Kelly and Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Martin Kelly and Phil Legris ($4.95 each). Two board-book nursery tales. (1-3)
Do Crocodiles Moo? and Are Chickens Stripy? by Amanda Leslie ($4.95 each) are question-and-response lift-the-flap books. (2-4)
Good Night PiggyWiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox ($12.95) presents this pig in a fold-out format. (2-5)
A Piece of Cake by David Pelham ($12.95) is a pop-up, lift-the-flap title about chocolate cake. (5-up)
Brother Wolf of Gubbio: A Legend of Saint Francis by Colony Elliott Santangelo ($15.95) tells of a village terrorized by a wolf until Francis arrives. (6-10)
Animagicals gains Music and Colors by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Svetlan Junakovic ($9.95 each, 3-6).
The Pig in the Spigot by Richard Wilbur, illus. by J.otto Seibold ($16), takes a look at words within words. (All ages)
Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier ($16) explains what happens when Sage mishears one of her weekly vocabulary words. (All ages)
Who Hoots? by Katie Davis ($14) is a sequel to Who Hops? (2-5)
In November by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Jill Kastner ($16), pays homage to this month. (3-7)
The Very Small by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Debi Gliori ($16), relays a tale of friendship and sharing. (3-7)
Bless This House by Leslie Staub ($16) presents a bedtime prayer.
My Two Grandmothers by Effin Older, illus. by Nancy Hayashi ($16), celebrates old and new traditions of a mixed-religion family. (3-7)
The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Bo Jia ($16). A Korean-American child visits her mother's homeland. (3-7)
Crickwing by Janell Cannon ($16). A cockroach with a flair for sculpture learns a lesson. (6-9)
The Magic Fish-bone by Charles Dickens, illus. by Frank Florczak ($17). This tale about a princess has new illustrations. (6-up)
Something Wicked's in Those Woods by Marisa Montes ($17). Javi tries to solve a crime and save his family from an evil ghost. (8-12)
Boots and the Seven Leaguers: A Rock-and-Troll Novel by Jane Yolen ($17). A teenage troll and his shape-shifter pal sign on as roadies for a band. (10-up)
Magic Can Be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde ($17). A teenage witch may be framed for murder after she witnesses the crime. (12-up)
Escape from Heart by Lynette Stark ($17). A Mennonite community falls apart under the rule of a tyrannical leader. (12-up)
Eight Seconds by Jean Ferris ($17). John learns that his new friend at rodeo camp is gay. (12-up)
Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin ($17). Will Cameron protect his new identity when his nightmarish past catches up with him? (14-up)
Iris and Walter Easy Readers debuts with Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($14, 6-9). Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell by David A. Adler, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, is a new Andy Russell title ($14, 7-10). Joining I Want to Be... is I Want to Be an Environmentalist by Stephanie Maze ($18, paper $9, 8-12). Young American Voices chimes in with Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl by Marissa Moss ($15, 8-12). Chet Gecko Mysteries greets The Mystery of Mr. Nice: A Chet Gecko Mystery by Bruce Hale ($14, 8-12). And Lives of... introduces Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Kathryn Hewitt ($20, 8-12).
Harcourt Young Classics reissues Ginger Pye, Pinky Pye and The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes; and Bed-Knob and Broom Stick by Mary Norton ($17 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $6, 8-up); and Edward Eager's Tales of Magic Boxed Set by Edward Eager ($23.95 paperback set, 8-up).
Walks Alone by Brian Burks ($6, 11-up); Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss; and Odder Than Ever by Bruce Coville ($6 each, 12-up).
Lost! by Patti Trimble, illus. by Daniel Moreton ($10.95, paper $3.95), tells of an ant who can't figure out where he is. (5-7)
Rabbit and Turtle Go to School by Lucy Floyd, illus. by Christopher Denise ($10.95, paper $3.95). Rabbit and Turtle race to school. (5-7)
Rip's Secret Spot by Kristi Butler, illus. by J Cepeda ($10.95, paper $3.95). Can Rip the dog solve the mystery of Pat's missing belongings? (5-7)
The Purple Snerd by Rozanne Lanczak Williams, illus. by Mary GrandPre ($10.95, paper $3.95). Fern discovers something that has purple fur--and purrs, barks and chirps. (5-7)
Tumbleweed Stew by Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Janet Stevens ($10.95, paper $3.95). Jack Rabbit decides to make tumbleweed stew. (6-8)
Why the Frog Has Big Eyes by Betsy Franco, illus. by Joung Un Kim ($10.95, $3.95 paper), offers a fanciful explanation for frogs' large peepers. (6-8)
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Stephen Alcorn ($20), celebrates the lives of 10 brave women. (All ages)
There's a Zoo in Room 22 by Judy Sierra, illus. by Barney Saltzberg ($16). A classroom has 26 pets--one for every letter of the alphabet. (3-7)
The Sun Is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch ($15) pays tribute to the sun. (3-7)
The Two Sillies by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Lynne Cravath ($16), tells of two silly pals in search of the perfect pet. (3-7)
The Mousery by Charlotte Pomerantz, illus. by Kurt Cyrus ($16). One snowy night, two grumpy mice open their door to shivering visitors. (3-7)
Tituba by William Miller, illus. by Leonard Jenkins ($16), offers a portrait of a woman at the center of the Salem witch trials. (6-9)
The Staircase by Ann Rinaldi ($16). In Santa Fe in the 1870s, a student at a girl's school befriends an itinerant carpenter. (12-up)
The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith ($6, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Andy Russell series reprints School Trouble for Andy Russell by David A. Adler, illus. by Will Hillenbrand ($4.95, 7-10).
Little Boo! and Little Suddenly! by Colin McNaughton ($5.95 each) offer new escapades of Preston Pig and Mr. Wolf. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Animal Kisses by Barney Saltzberg ($7.95) introduces a menagerie of affectionate animals. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
New Kipper titles by Mick Inkpen are Meow! and Swing! ($4.95 each paper, 2-5); Kipper's Christmas Eve ($13.95, 3-7); and Sticker Stories: Kipper Has a Party and Kipper in the Snow ($4.95 each, 3-7).
Board Book Reprints
The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood; and Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood, illus. by Don Wood ($5.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Cloud Dance by Thomas Locker ($16). Paintings and narrative focus on clouds. (All ages)
What Do You Love? by Jonathan London, illus. by Karen Lee Schmidt ($14). A mother and her little one share a day together. (2-5)
My Little Red Toolbox by Stephen T. Johnson ($16.95) introduces colors, shapes and counting. (3-7)
Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by David Catrow ($16). Cinderella loses her foot as she flees a Halloween ball. (3-7)
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Greg Shed ($16), relays the story of this holiday. (6-9)
Dream Freedom by Sonia Levitin ($17). Based on a true story, this novel tells of American students who work to free enslaved children in Sudan. (10-up)
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston, illus. by Jeanette Winter; and Junior Kroll by Betty Paraskevas, illus. by Michael Paraskevas ($6 each, all ages); Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas ($7, 1-3); Is That You, Winter? by Stephen Gammell, Oops! by Colin McNaughton, Cat Tricks by Keith Baker and Cuckoo/Cucu: A Mexican Folktale/Un cuento folkorico mexicano by Lois Ehlert ($7 each, 3-7); The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Marla Frazee; The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Kathryn Brown; and Down the Road by Alice Schertle, illus. by E.B. Lewis ($6 each, 5-8); and December by Eve Bunting, illus. by David Diaz ($6, 6-9).
Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration: Thirty Favorite Artists and Writers Celebrate One Hundred Years of Oz, edited by Peter Glassman ($24.95), pays homage to the land of Oz. (All ages)
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, illus. by Fred Marcellino ($16.95), offers this 40-year-old tale with new art. (All ages)
The Wonderful World of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition by L. Frank Baum, illus. by W.W. Denslow ($24.95), includes Denslow's original color plates, plus additional illustrations. (All ages)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon ($21.95). This classic has new art. (All ages)
Dracula by Bram Stoker, illus. by Barry Moser ($21.95). New woodcuts illustrate the unabridged text of this novel. (All ages)
The Book of Fairies by Michael Hague ($19.95) is a companion to The Book of Dragons. (All ages)
Cave by Diane Siebert, illus. by Wayne McLoughlin ($16.95), explores the world of caves. (All ages)
Midas Mouse by Ruth Ellwand, photos by David Ellwand ($14.95). Everything a mouse touches turns to gold. (All ages)
My Big Girl Potty and My Big Boy Potty by Joanna Cole, illus. by Maxie Chambliss ($5.95 each), are guides to potty training. (1-3)
Circus 1-2-3 by Megan Halsey ($14.95) is a counting book with a circus setting. (2-5)
Hurray for Pre-K! by Ellen Senisi ($12.95) follows a preschool class through its daily routine. (2-5)
The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie, illus. by Steven Kellogg ($15.95). Zoo animals try to teach a singing bird that nighttime is for sleeping. (3-6)
All by Myself! by Aliki ($14.95) celebrates children's independence. (3-6)
Do You Know What I'll Do? by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Javaka Stept ($15.95). A sister imagines all the ways she can make her little brother happy. (3-7)
My Basketball Book and My Football Book by Gail Gibbons ($5.95 each) introduce the basics of these sports. (3-7)
Meet Stinky Magee by Edward Sokol ($14.95). A boy flies out the window on his hobbyhorse in search of the best ice-cream sundae in the world. (3-8)
Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess by Barbara McClintock ($16.95) offers an adaptation of this tale with new illustrations. (4-8)
Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane DeGroat ($14.95). Daydreaming about Christmas, Gilbert has trouble concentrating on his homework. (4-8)
Santa's New Suit by Laura Rader ($12.95). Santa decides that his wardrobe needs a change. (4-8)
Dance, Sing, Remember: A Celebration of Jewish Holidays by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Ora Eitan ($18.95), explains the origins of various holidays. (4-8)
Juan Bobo G s to Work by Marisa Montes, illus. by J Cepeda ($15.95). This hero of Puerto Rican folklore sets out to find work. (4-9)
Moishe's Miracle: A Hanukkah Story by Laura Krauss Melmud, illus. by David Slonim ($15.95), features a magic frying pan. (4-up)
Gorillas by Seymour Simon ($15.95) examines the world of the gorilla. (5-8)
The Christmas Ship by Dean Morrissey ($16.95). Sam and J y have a holiday adventure on a magical ship. (5-9)
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Story by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Sergio Martinez ($15.95), combines the Cinderella story with traditional elements of Spanish tales. (5-up)
Australian Animals by Caroline Arnold ($15.95) focuses on wildlife in Australia. (5-up)
Wild and Swampy by Jim Arnosky ($15.95) examines creatures that live in swamps. (6-10)
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe: Deluxe Edition by C.S. Lewis ($24.95) features a ribbon marker and gold-foil stamping. (6-10)
Elephant Quest by Ted and Betsy Lewin ($15.95) compiles facts about elephant anatomy and behavior. (6-up)
Michelangelo by Diane Stanley ($15.95) is an illustrated biography. (7-up)
One Small Dog by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Diane DeGroat ($15.95). Curtis's new dog, a comfort to the boy after his parents' divorce, bites his mother and brother. (7-up)
Escaping to America: A True Story by Rosalyn Schanzer ($15.95). Three children and their parents flee Eastern Europe in search of a better life in America. (8-12)
Dream Soul by Laurence Yep ($14.95). The Lee children hope to celebrate their first Christmas ever in this companion to The Star Fisher. (8-12)
Eggs in One Basket by Kathy Mackel ($14.95) is a sequel to A Can of Worms. (8-12)
Purrfectly Purrfect: Life at the Acatemy by Patricia Lauber, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($15.95), is a pun-filled tale about felines. (8-12)
Inside Laura's Little House: The Little House on the Prairie Treasury by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson, illus. by Garth Williams and Cathy Holly ($24.95), includes crafts, recipes and songs. (8-12)
On Top of Concord Hill by Maria Wilkes, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($15.95). Caroline helps keep her family together when a cholera epidemic strikes their Wisconsin town. (8-12)
Return to the Island by Gloria Whelan ($14.95) concludes the story begun in Once on This Island and Farewell to the Island. (9-13)
Gold Dust by Chris Lynch ($15.95) is a novel about the unlikely friendship between two 1975 Red Sox rookies. (10-up)
Wheel of the Moon by Sandra Forrester ($15.95) centers on an orphan girl in London in 1627. (10-up)
Run the Blockade by G. Clifton Wisler ($15.95). During the Civil War, a teenage boy on a cargo ship has the job of spotting Yankee ships. (10-up)
Say You Are My Sister by Laurel Brady ($14.95). A 12-year-old and her two sisters must survive on their own after their father dies. (10-up)
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot ($14.95). What's an ordinary New York City girl to do when she learns that she's the princess of Genovia? (12-up)
The Sterkharm Handshake by Susan Price ($17.95). A time traveler from the 21st century clashes with plundering folk from the 16th century. (12-up)
I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion, compiled by Marilyn Singer ($15.95). Authors of books for young adults discuss teenagers' perceptions of religion. (12-up)
MathStart adds three titles by Stuart Murphy: Monster Musical Chairs: Level 1: Subtracting One, illus. by Scott Nash ($15.95, paper $4.95, 3-up); Let's Fly a Kite: Level 2: Symmetry, illus. by Brian Floca ($15.95, paper $4.95, 6-up); and Game Time!: Level 3: Time, illus. by Cynthia Jabar ($15.95, paper $4.95, 7-up). New I Can Read booksare A Know-Nothing Halloween and The Know-Nothings Talk Turkey by Michelle Sobel Spirn, illus. by R.W. Alley; and Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Jane Manning ($14.95 each, 4-8). Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science gains The International Space Station by Franklyn M. Branley, illus. by True Kelly ($16.95, paper $5.95, 5-9); and Why Frogs Are Wet by Judy Hawes, illus. by Mary Ann Fraser ($15.95, paper $5.95, 5-9). New to the American Story series is Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars 1689-1763 by Betsy Maestro, illus. by Giulio Maestro ($15.95, 6-12). And the American Adventure series continues with Joseph's Choice--1861 by Bonnie Pryor, illus. by Bert Dodson($14.95, 8-up). A Series of Unfortunate Events gains The Austere Academyby Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist ($8.95, 10-up).
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes ($50, all ages).
Paperback Series Reprint
The American Adventure series reprints Thomas in Danger--1779 by Bonnie Pryor, illus. by Bert Dodson ($4.95, 8-12).
Stuart Little's Very Big House and Stuart's New Brother ($3.99 each) are two tales that tie into the film. (3-7)
Linda Ellerbee's Get Real continues with Ghoul Reporter Digs Up Zombies! and Girl Reporter Rocks Polls! ($4.99 each, 8-12). Animal Emergency adds Frightened Fawn by Emily Costello, illus. by Larry Day ($3.99, 8-12). The Nightmare Room by R.L. Stine debuts with Don't Forget Me!, Locker 13, My Name Is Evil and Liar Liar ($3.99 each, 10-up); and Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror ($4.99, 10-up). Seventeen launches with How to Be Gorgeous: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Hair, and More by Elizabeth Brous ($14.95, 12-up); The Boyfriend Clinic: The Final Word on Flirting, Dating, Guys, and Love by Melanie Mannarino ($6.95, 12-up); and Total Astrology: What the Stars Say About Life and Love by Georgia Routsis Savas ($5.95, 12-up). Turning Seventeen starts up with Any Guy You Want by Rosalind Noonan, More Than This by Wendy Corsi Staub, For Real by Christa Roberts and Show Me Love by Elizabeth Craft ($4.95 each, 12-up). Katherine Applegate's Making Out has two additions ($3.99 each, 12-up). And The King's Daggers gains The Crooked House by Dave Duncan ($4.99, 12-up).
The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block ($14.95) gives new twists to familiar stories. (All ages)
Little Lit: Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies, edited by Art Spiegleman and Francoise Mouly ($19.95), presents new and well-known tales with comics-style art. (All ages)
Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell ($16.95). After he lets go of his balloon, a boy imagines where it might have gone. (4-8)
Fishing in the Air by Sharon Creech, illus. by Chris Raschka ($15.95), portrays the bond between a father and son during an unusual day of fishing. (4-8)
Halloween Motel by Sean Diviny, illus. by J Rocco ($15.95), invites readers to visit a ghoulish motel. (4-8)
The Bowlegged Rooster: And Other Tales That Signify by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by Holly Berry ($15.95), collect stories starring barnyard residents. (5-10)
The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph ($14.95). In the Dominican Republic, Ana Rosa struggles to find her own voice--and to be heard. (8-12)
All the Time in the World by Liz Nickles ($6.99). After learning that she only has months to live, a young woman takes a cruise and finds love. (12-up)
7thHeaven: Four Years with the Camden Family by Cathy East Dubowski ($15.99) outlines each episode of this TV series. (12-up)
The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley has two additions ($4.25 each, 6-10). NASCAR Racers addsTrials and Triumphsby Mel Gilden ($7.99, 6-10);Motorsphere to the Maxby Michael Teitelbaum ($12.99, 6-10); and Daredevil by J.E. Bright ($4.50, 7-11). Digimon: Digital Monsters continues with Map of the DigiWorld($7.95, 6-11); Leomon's Challenge by John Whitman ($4.50, 6-11); and Origami($8.95, 6-up). Thoroughbred adds two titles; and Thoroughbred: Ashleigh gains Holiday Homecoming ($4.50 each, 8-12). And new to The X-Files are Regeneration by Everett Owens, Haunted by Ellen Steiber and Miracle Man by Terry Bisson ($4.50 each, 12-up).
This Little Reindeer by Paige Billin-Frye ($7.95) gives "This Little Piggy" a holiday twist. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Kellogg's Froot Loops! Counting Fun Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Frank Mazzola, Jr. ($5.99), aims to whet kids' appetites for counting. (2-5)
Sergeant Sniff's Halloween Mystery Treat and Sergeant Sniff's Christmas Surprise, illus. by Julie Durrell ($6.95), are scratch-and-sniff holiday mysteries. (2-5)
Biscuit's Christmas by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($7.95). Biscuit discovers holiday smells. (2-6)
The Twelve Days of Christmas, illus. by Eleni Gianopolus ($9.95), fans out in the shape of a Christmas tree. (4-8)
Boo Who?: And Other Wicked Halloween Knock-Knock Jokes and Turkey Ticklers: And Other A-maize-ingly Corny Thanksgiving Knock-Knock Jokes by Katy Hall and Lisa Einsenberg, illus. by Stephen Carpenter ($6.95 each), collect jokes with holiday themes. (5-8)
Whambamboozle by Jason Page, illus. by Sebastian Quigly ($11.95), is a pop-up, pull-the-tabs Halloween tale. (7-10)
Heidi: Book and Charm by Johanna Spyri ($5.95) packages this novel with a necklace. (8-12)
Growing Tree issues Papa Papa by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Laura Regan ($5.95, all ages); Away We Go! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($9.95, 1-up); What Is Pink?: A P m About Colors by Christina Rossetti, illus. by Judith Hoffman Corwin ($5.95, 18 mos.-up); My First Action Rhymes by Lynne Cravath ($9.95, 2-up); What Is a Triangle? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, photos by Maria Ferrari ($9.95, 2-5); and Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($9.95, 3-up). Launching What to Expect Kids is What to Expect at Bedtime by Heidi Murkoff, illus. by Laura Rader ($7.99, 2-5). New Joshua and Prudence Books are Joshua's Book of Clothes and Prudence's Baby-sitter Book by Alona Frankel ($6.95 each, 2-5). And Hanna Books by Maria Leonard, photos by Dorothy Handleman, welcomes Peekaboo, Baby! ($7.95, up to 2); and Guess Who? ($7.95, 2-4).
Snowy Rolie by William Joyce ($15.95) is a sequel to Rolie Polie Olie. (2-8)
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond ($15.95), presents another follow-up to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. (3-7)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Mini Book and Ornament by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond ($9.95), packages a miniature edition of this tale with a holiday ornament. (3-7)
Three Magic Balls by Richard Egielski ($15.95). Rudy is unable to obey orders forbidding him to play with the goods in an antique toy shop. (3-7)
The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick ($14.95) tells the story of a boy and an elderly man in a small town one Halloween night. (10-up)
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban ($15.95) is a photo-essay examining shapes around us. (3-up)
A Pig Is Big by Douglas Florian ($15.95) explores the concept of relative size. (3-up)
The Friendly Beasts: A Christmas Carol by Sharon McGinley ($15.95) tells the Nativity story from the perspective of the animals. (3-up)
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes ($15.95) introduces a young mouse who worries about everything, especially about starting school. (4-up)
Geraldine and Mrs. Duffy by Holly Keller ($15.95). Mrs. McDuffy prepares two reluctant pigs for bed. (5-up)
Elwood and the Witch by Nicholas Heller, illus. by Jos. A. Smith ($15.95). After Elwood the pig unwittingly flies on a witch's broom, he tries to escape her wrath. (5-up)
The World Turns Round and Round by Nicki Weiss ($15.95). Students trace their cultural backgrounds to points all over the globe. (5-up)
Come with Me: P ms for a Journey by Naomi Shihab Nye, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($15.95), collects 16 p ms. (5-up)
The Demons' Mistake: A Story from Chelm by Francine Prose, illus. by Mark Podwal ($15.95). Mischievous demons from Poland find themselves in New York City. (5-up)
Who's in the Hall?: A Mystery in Four Chapters by Betsy Hearne, illus. by Christy Hale ($15.95), presents a mystery set in an urban apartment building. (5-up)
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by James Stevenson ($17.95), compiles more than 100 p ms. (5-up)
Christmas at Mud Flat by James Stevenson ($15.95). Freddie devises a plan to get his fellow animal residents of Mud Flat into the spirit of giving. (5-up)
Albertina, the Animals, and Me by Susi Greg Fowler, illus. by Jim Fowler ($14.95). Molly and Albertina are determined to acquire new pets. (7-up)
A Carnival of Animals by Sid Fleischman, illus. by Marylin Hafner ($15.95), collects six tales about animals from Barefoot Mountain. (7-up)
We, the People: P ms by Bobbi Katz, illus. by Nina Crews ($15.95), presents 65 p ms focusing on the American experience. (8-up)
The Wayfinder by Darcy Pattison ($15.95). Win's sister mysteriously disappears in this fantasy tale. (10-up)
Will You, Won't You? by Jesse Haas ($15.95) is a coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old living in Vermont. (10-up)
Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones ($15.95) is a sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm. (10-up)
The Adventures of Blue Avenger by Norma Howe and Vanishing by Bruce Brooks ($6.95 each, 13-up).
William Shakespeare & the Globe by Aliki ($6.95, all ages); The Tangerine Bear by Betty Paraskevas, illus. by Michael Paraskevas ($5.95, 2-up); Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer by Thacher Hurd ($5.95, 3-6); Monday's Troll by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Peter Sis; A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck, illus. by Jos. A. Smith; The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski; and I Lost My Bear by Jules Feiffer ($5.95 each, 3-7); Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell; Mailing May by Michael Tunnell, illus. by Ted Rand; Back to School for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel; and On Christmas Eve by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Nancy Edwards Calder ($5.95 each, 4-8); and Bones: Our Skeletal System and Muscles: Our Muscular System by Seymour Simon ($6.95 each, 5-up).
Also, Sword of the Samurai: Adventure Stories from Japan by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Michael Evans; and Arabian Nights: Three Tales by Deborah Nourse Lattimore ($4.25 each, 7-10); Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley ($6.95, 7-up); Miranda's Last Stand by Gloria Whelan; Island Bound by Betty Levin; "Always Wear Clean Underwear!": And Other Ways Parents Say "I Love You" by Marc Gellman, illus. by Debbie Tilley; Five Alien Elves by Gregory Maguire, illus. by Elaine Clayton; Lupita Manana by Patricia Beatty; Dork in Disguise by Carol Gorman; The Face in the Mirror by Stephanie S. Tolan; and How Writers Work by Ralph Fletcher ($4.95 each, 8-12); Carney's House Party by Maud Hart Lovelace, illus. by Vera Neville ($6.95, 8-up); A Is for AARRGH! by William J. Brooke ($5.95, 10-up); Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs, A Voice from the Border by Pamela Smith Hill and Blackwater by Eve Bunting ($4.95 each, 10-up); The Cure by Sonia Levitin ($4.95, 12-up); and Violet & Claire by Francesca Lia Block ($6.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes, introduces Collector's Editions of each of the seven titles ($7.95 each, 8-12). New I Can Read Books are Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes by Marco and Giulio Maestro, illus. by Giulio Maestro; Emma's Magic Winter by Jean Little, illus. by Jennifer Plecas; and Sports! Sports! Sports!: A P try Collection, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Brian Floca ($3.95 each, 4-8); and The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low, illus. by Jane Manning ($3.95, 8-up). Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science adds What Happened to the Dinosaurs? by Franklyn M. Branley, illus. by Marc Simont ($5.95, 5-9).
Paperback Series Reissues
The Betsy-Tacy series reissues Heaven to Betsy, Betsy in Spite of Herself, Betsy Was a Junior and Betsy and J by Maud Hart Lovelace, illus. by Vera Neville ($6.95 each, 8-up).
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen and Irene Dunlap ($12.95, hardcover $24), discusses friendship, school pressures and family issues. (9-13)
The 7 Best Things (Smart) Teens Do by John C. Friel and Linda D. Friel ($10.95) aims to help teenagers deal with difficulties they may face. (12-up)
It's My Life! A Power Journal for Teens: A Workout for Your Mind by Tian Dayton ($11.95) encourages teens to express their feelings. (12-up)
More Taste Berries for Teens: Inspirational Short Stories and Encouragement on Life, Love, Friendship and Tough Issues by Betty Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs ($12.95) is a sequel to Taste Berries. (12-up)
Teen Love: On Friendship, A Book for Teenagers by Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95) is a follow-up to Teen Love: On Relationships. (12-up)
TeenInk, Our Voices, Our Visions---Sharing Thoughts On: Friends, Fitting In, Love, Challenges, Family, Her s, Loss, Memories by John and Stephanie Meyer ($12.95) collects writings submitted by teenagers to TeenInk magazine. (12-up)
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters: Letters of Life, Love and Learning by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95, hardcover $24) compiles letters readers wrote in response to the books in this series. (12-up)
Chicken Soup for Little Souls: 3 Colorful Stories to Warm the Hearts of Children, adapted by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Pat Grant Porter, Bert Dodson and Mary O'Keefe Young ($12.95, 4-8).
Possum Hollow, Books 1 and 2 by Levi Weber ($7.99 each) offer stories about a boy and his family living on a farm in the early 1900s. (9-up)
Mendel Rosenbusch: Tales for Jewish Children by Ilse Weber, trans. by Ruth and Hans Fisher ($14), is a story collection first published in Czechoslovakia in 1929. (8-12)
My Grandfather Jack the Ripper by Claudio Apone ($19) centers on a boy whose family owns the inn where Jack the Ripper murdered his final victim. (13-up)
Tales of the RAF continues with Dawson's Down! by Don Patterson, illus. by Sonny Schug ($7.95, 8-12).
Animal Antics from 1 to 10 by David Wojtowycz ($15.95) is a counting book set in Hotel 1 2 3. (1-4)
That Apple Is Mine! by Katya Arnold ($15.95) retells a tale about sharing. (3-6)
Mailbox Magic by Nancy Poydar ($15.95). Can Will make a package appear in his mailbox? (4-8)
To Dinner, For Dinner by Tololwa M. Mollell, illus. by Synthia Saint James ($16.95). A rabbit outsmarts a hungry leopard in this African folktale. (4-8)
Keeping Up with Grandma by John Winch ($16.95). Will Grandma learn that the best things in life can be found at home? (4-8)
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Amy Lowry Poole ($16.95) retells this Aesop's tale off an industrious ant family and a carefree grasshopper. (4-8)
The Magic Kerchief by Kirby Larson, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger ($15.95). Griselda receives an enchanted gift. (4-8)
Drip! Drop! How Water Gets to Your Tap by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Nancy Tobin ($15.95), explains how water is transported from lakes and streams into homes. (4-8)
Troll Teacher by Vivian Vande Velde, illus. by Mary Jane Auch ($16.95), is the story of a teacher with hair-raising teaching techniques. (4-8)
Apples by Gail Gibbons ($16.95) focuses on different varieties of apples. (4-8)
Molasses Man by Kathy May, illus. by Felicia Marshall ($16.95), is a tale that describes the making of molasses. (4-8)
The Log Cabin Christmas by Ellen Howard, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.95). Elvirey brightens up the home of her grieving family. (4-8)
Subtraction Action by Loreen Leedy ($16.95). At the school fair, Miss Prime and her class use subtraction to solve problems. (4-8)
How the Reindeer Got Their Antlers by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Heather Holland ($16.95). A visitor dressed in red comes to the North looking for helpers. (5-8)
Bewildered for Three Days: As to Why Daniel Boone Never Wore His Coonskin Cap by Andrew Glass ($16.95) is a tall tale about Boone's missing cap. (6-10)
Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan ($16.95), describes a family's holiday festivities. (6-10)
Conestoga Wagons by Richard Ammon, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($16.95), examines the wagons that played an important role in American history. (6-10)
The Jar of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein ($18.95), collects tales about the people of Chelm. (6-10)
Dear Whiskers by Ann Whitehead Nagda, illus. by Stephanie Roth ($15.95). Jenny uses a school project to help a new student fit in. (7-10)
My Dog, Cat by Marty Crisp, illus. by True Kelley ($15.95). Abbie realizes that size isn't everything when a small dog protects him from the school bully. (7-10)
Frankenbug by Steven Cousins ($15.95). Inspired by the movie Frankenstein, a young insect fanatic decides to take nature into his own hands. (8-12)
The Eye of the Stone by Tom Birdseye ($15.95). Jackson is transported from his Oregon home to a fantasy world untouched by modern technology. (8-12)
The Wish Master by Betty Ren Wright ($15.95). Two boys discover a statue that seems to make wishes come true. (8-12)
Coyote Autumn by Bill Wallace ($16.95). Brad decides he would rather adopt an orphaned coyote pup than get a dog. (9-12)
Little Women Next Door by Sheila Solomon Klass ($15.95). Shy Susan discovers she likes her new neighbors, especially one lively girl named Louisa May Alcott. (8-12)
In Real Life: Six Women Photographers by Leslie Sills, photos by Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Carrie Mae Weems, Elsa Dorfman and Cindy Sherman ($19.95), focuses on these artists. (10-up)
A Pebble and a Pen by Joan Donaldson ($15.95). In the 1850s, a girl leaves her family farm to become the only female student in a penmanship school. (10-up)
Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman ($24.95) chronicles Thomas Jefferson's drafting of this document. (10-up)
The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley ($17.95) centers on a princess who is able to view the past and the future. (12-up)
Karen Gray Ruelle's Snow Valentines is a new Holiday House Reader ($14.95, 5-8).
First Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar; Celebrate the 50 States! and The Great Trash Bash by Loreen Leedy; How Tall, How Short, How Faraway and Shape Up! Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler, illus. by Nancy Tobin; and The Pumpkin Book and Bats by Gail Gibbons ($6.95 each, 4-8); and Las Posadas: An Hispanic Christmas Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, photos by Lawrence Migdale ($6.95, 8-12).
Paperback Series Reprint
Picture Book Biographies reprints A Picture Book of George Washington Carverby David A. Adler ($6.95, 4-8).
The Everything Book by Denise Fleming ($18.95) introduces nursery rhymes, finger games, colors, shapes, letters and numbers. (2-6)
The Flea's Sneeze by Lynn Downey, illus. by Karla Firehammer ($17). A flea and his exceptional sneeze create mayhem in the barnyard. (3-6)
Ruby and Fred by Blair Lent ($16) is a tale starring a talkative parrot and a quiet poodle. (3-6)
Brooms Are for Flying by Michael Rex ($16). On Halloween, a young witch joins a group of trick-or-treaters. (3-7)
Holly: The True Story of a Cat by Ruth Brown ($14.95). A family adopts an abandoned kitten at Christmastime. (3-7)
Little Country Town by Jandelyn Southwell, illus. by Kay Chorao ($16), evokes the sights, sounds and smells of an idyllic country evening. (3-7)
Baby Steps by Peter McCarty ($16) documents a child's first year. (3-up)
Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross ($15), centers on one spunky girl whose physical disability is never viewed as a handicap. (4-7)
Miss Opal's Auction by Susan Vizurraga, illus. by Mark Graham ($16), reveals the special friendship between a girl and an older woman. (4-7)
Vera Runs Away by Vera Rosenberry ($16) is a companion to When Vera Was Sick and Vera's First Day of School. (4-7)
Sergio and the Hurricane by Alexandra Wallner ($16). A boy in Puerto Rico experiences a hurricane's drama and destruction. (4-8)
1,2,3, Go! by Huy Voun Lee ($16) is a counting book that introduces Chinese characters. (4-9)
The Year with Grandma Moses by W. Nikola-Lisa ($20). This introduction to the art of Grandma Moses includes excerpts from her journal and reproductions of her paintings. (4-10)
Mapping Penny's World by Loreen Leedy ($17) is a sequel to Measuring Penny. (5-8)
Attack of the Fifty-Foot Teacher by Lisa Passen ($16) introduces a teacher so mean she assigns homework on Halloween. (5-8)
The Hindenburg by Patrick O'Brien ($17) tells the story of this ill-fated dirigible. (5-8)
Acka Backa Boo! Playground Games from Around the World by Opal Dunn, illus. by Susan Winter ($17), describes games from various cultures. (5-8)
Sitting Pretty: A Celebration of Black Dolls by Dinah Johnson, photos by Myles Pinkney ($18), presents p ms about the author's collection of dolls. (5-12)
Bertie's Picture Day by Pat Brisson, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal ($15), brings back the second-grade star of Hot Fudge Hero. (6-8)
Dollhouse Magic by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Diane Palmisciano ($15). Set during the Depression, this is a chapter book about friendship. (7-9)
Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel ($16) teaches the basics of graphing. (7-10)
Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble by Ralph Fletcher, illus. by Ben Caldwell ($16). A marble causes trouble for Tommy and his younger brother. (7-10)
Purple Death: The Mysterious Flu of 1918 by David Getz, illus. by Peter McCarty ($16), recounts this historic outbreak of the Spanish flu. (7-10)
A Dog's Gotta Do What a Dog's Gotta Do: Dogs at Work by Marilyn Singer ($16) examines dogs' work, from herding sheep to rescuing lost people. (7-10)
Lunch at the Zoo: What Zoo Animals Eat and Why by Joyce Altman, illus. by Rick Chrustowski ($16), reveals what and how zookeepers feed animals. (7-10)
My Dog, My Hero by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers, illus. by Loren Long ($16), presents eight adventure tales starring dogs. (8-12)
Skinny Melon and Me by Jean Ure, illus. by Chris Fisher and Peter Bailey ($16). A girl adjusts to her mother's divorce and remarriage. (9-14)
Vaqueros: America's First Cowmen by Martin Sandler ($18) focuses on Hispanic riders and ropers in the Southwest and Mexico. (10-12)
The Circus Lunicus by Marilyn Singer ($17). When the circus comes to town, a boy uncovers the mystery surrounding his extraterrestrial heritage. (10-14)
Up a Creek by Laura Williams ($17). A young woman struggles to connect with her eccentric, activist mother. (10-15)
Lost in Time by Hans Magnus Enzensberger ($18). A boy visits seven countries and historical periods in this time-travel tale. (11-14)
The Four Corners of the Sky: Creation Stories and Cosmologies from Around the World by Steve Zeitlin, illus. by Chris Raschka ($17), reveals how different cultures explain the origin of the universe. (11-14)
Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays by Molly Bang ($18) describes Diane Wilson's fight to protect her Texas environment. (11-up)
Trial: The Inside Story by Susan Kuklin ($17) takes readers behind the scenes of a court case involving a kidnapping ring in New York City's Chinatown. (12-15)
Blue Avenger Cracks the Code by Norma Howe ($17) is a sequel to The Adventures of Blue Avenger. (12-16)
Truth and Lies: An Anthology of P ms, edited by Patrice Vecchione ($17), collects p ms on the subject of truth. (12-up)
Titles in Spanish
La historia de Navidad (The Christmas Story), illus. by Gennady Spirin ($19.95, all ages); and Oso polar,oso polar, que es ese ruido? (Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?) by Bill Martin Jr., trans. by Theresa Mlawer, illus. by Eric Carle ($15.95, 1-5).
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned by Judd Winick ($15). A member of MTV's TheReal World San Francisco cast writes about his friendship with AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. (14-up)
New Owlet titles are In the Snow by Huy Von Lee ($6.95, 3-7); Swish! by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Michael Chesworth ($6.95, 5-8); Floating Home by David Getz, illus. by Michael Rex ($6.95, 5-10); and Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy ($6.95, 7-9).
In the Hollow of Your Hand: Slave Lullabies, collected and performed by Alice McGill, illus. by Michael Cummings ($18), is a book-and-CD package featuring 13 lullabies. (All ages)
Hooray for Truckmice and Hooray for Trainmice by Wong Herbert Yee ($4.95 each) introduce hardworking mice. (1-3)
What's in the Tidepool? and What's in the Meadow? by Anne Hunter ($4.95 each) examine the creatures living in these environments. (3-7)
Paperwhite by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace ($14). After planting a bulb together, Miss Mamie and Lucy cultivate a friendship. (3-8)
Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World by H.A. and Margret Rey ($15) tells of a penguin who travels the globe in search of new tales for his radio show. (4-8)
Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa by Don Brown ($16) recounts this woman's exploration of West Africa. (4-8)
The Christmas Gift by Francisco Jimenez, illus. by Claire Cotts ($15), is a bilingual story that celebrates the true spirit of Christmas. (5-up)
John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire by Joi Nobisso, illus. by Ted Rose ($16), centers on the heroic train porter who saved hundreds of passengers during a devastating firestorm. (6-10)
My Algonquian Year: The Year According to the Full Moon by Michael McCurdy ($15) recounts a year on this continent before the arrival of white settlers. (6-10)
Cornhusk, Silk, and Wishbones: A Book of Dolls from Around the World by Michelle Markel ($15). Photos and text focus on a variety of dolls. (6-up)
Angel Bites the Bullet by Judy Delton, illus. by Jill Weber ($15). Angel and Edna try to find a love match for Angel's new roommate, who is her mother's best friend. (7-10)
Dancing Wheels by Patricia McMahon, photos by John Godt ($16), offers a backstage look at a dance troupe whose members include performers in wheelchairs. (7-12)
Black Soldier by Catherine Clinton ($17) traces the history of black soldiers, from the African explorers who accompanied Columbus to the soldiers who fought in Desert Storm. (10-14)
Holding Up the Earth by Diane Gray ($15). Hope gradually accepts her new foster family as her own. (10-14)
Growing Wings by Laurel Winter ($15) is the story of a girl who begins to grow wings. (10-14)
When I Was Older by Garret Freymann-Weyr ($15). In this coming-of-age story, a girl attempts to understand life, death and the time that passes in-between. (10-14)
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde ($15) is a novel that contains six alternative versions of this fairytale. (10-14)
My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb ($15) recounts the author's experiences with Adelie penguins in Antarctica. (10-up)
Tomorrow, When the War Began adds Burning for Revengeby John Marsden ($15, 12-up).
Bilingual Title in Spanish/English
Hora de dormir del conejo/Rabbit's Bedtime by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, trans. by Annie Garcia Kaplan ($9.95, 1-5).
The Song of Robinhood by Anne Malcolmson, musical notation by Grace Castagnetta, illus. by Virginia Lee Burton ($20, 8-up).
Wind Says Goodnight by Katy Rydell, illus. by David Jorgensen; Possum and the Peeper by Anne Hunter; Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Mike Reed; Gullible's Troubles by Margaret Shannon; Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure by Don Brown; and If You Should Hear a Honey Guide by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($5.95 each, 4-8); Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw, illus. by Margot Apple ($4.95, 4-8); La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez, illus. by Simon Silva; and Pork and Beef's Great Adventure by Damon Burnard ($5.95 each, 6-10); and Gladiator by Richard Watkins ($7.95, 8-12).
The Four Little Troubles: Eugene; Sing Out, Irene; Snake: His Story and Someone Is Talking About Hortense (written by Laurette Murdock)by James Marshall ($5.95 each, 4-8); Taking Care of Carruthers by James Marshall ($5.95, 7-10); Paddington on Top by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum ($15, 8-12); The Samurai's Tale and The Boy and the Samurai by Erik Haugaard ($4.95 each, 10-14); and The Stolen Lake and The Cuckoo Tree by Joan Aiken ($5.95 each, hardcover $15, 10-up).
Building Big by David Macaulay ($30) explains the basic design process behind the building of tunnels, skyscrapers, dams, bridges and domes. (All ages)
The Sign Painter by Allen Say ($16). A boy who longs to become an artist apprentices himself to a sign painter. (All ages)
Martha and Skits by Susan Meddaugh ($15). What happens when Martha's family brings home a new puppy? (4-8)
Clara Ann Cookie, Go to Bed by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam ($15), is a bedtime tale about a girl who hates to go tobed. (4-8)
Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15). Tacky and pals prepare for the emperor's arrival. (4-8)
The Mouse That Snored by Bernard Waber ($15). A mouse finds his way into a quiet family's house. (4-8)
Pumpkin Pie by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Donald Dreifuss ($15). A goat tries to win a blue ribbon at a fair. (4-8)
Orwell's Luck by William Jennings ($15). A girl rescues an injured rabbit who seems able to predict the future. (10-14)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry ($15). An orphan girl faces an uncertain future in a society that shuns the weak. (10-up)
I Swapped My Dog by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam; and Charles of the Wild by John and Ann Hassett ($5.95 each, 4-8).
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Little Tiger Makes Friends and Little Tiger's Birthday by Kate Petty, illus. by Lucy Su ($9.95 each). A young tiger stars in these books with moving parts. (2-4)
The Wonderful Journey by Paul Geraghty ($19.95) reveals the special relationship between a woman and her grandson. (4-7)
Prosper's Mountain by Henrietta Branford, illus. by Chris Baker ($19.95). A child with wings faces ignorance and prejudice. (5-8)
Nobody's Dog by Colin Dann ($22.95) tells of an abandoned puppy determined to find a home. (8-12)
A Piggie Christmas, illus. by Howard Fine ($15.99), is a holiday pig-ture book. (All ages)
The Night Before Christmas by William Wegman ($16.99). This photographer's weimaraners pose as Santa and his reindeer. (All ages)
The Flower Girl by Laura Godwin, illus. by John Wallace ($12.99), offers a rhyming story about a flower girl in a wedding. (2-5)
The McDuff Stories by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($19.99), collects four tales starring McDuff. (2-5)
Snow Family by Daniel Kirk ($14.99). A boy discovers a merry band of snow children. (3-8)
Jack and Jim by Kitty Crowther ($15.99) reveals how friendship can triumph over prejudice. (4-8)
Mooselt by Margie Palatini, illus. by Henry Cole ($15.99). Moose prepares for Christmas. (4-8)
Mouse of My Heart: A Treasury of Sense and Nonsense by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Loretta Krupinski ($19.99), collects 56 previously unpublished p ms and stories. (4-8)
Once Upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman by Jonah Winter, illus. by Jeanette Winter ($14.99), pays tribute to this jazz legend. (4-8)
Roadrunner's Dance by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by David Diaz ($15.99), presents a Southwestern folktale. (5-9)
Horsefly by Alice Hoffman, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher ($15.99), is the tale of a timid girl and her magical horse. (5-9)
Bravo, Livingstone Mouse! by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($15.99). This diminutive explorer and his insect band teach foxes to trot and snakes to do the twist. (5-9)
It Happened in the White House: Extraordinary Tales from America's Most Famous Home by Kathleen Karr, illus. by Paul Meisel ($16.99), spotlights unusual goings-on on Pennsylvania Avenue. (7-10)
Little Bo Book with CD by Julie Andrews Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($18.99), packages a book with a CD recording of the author reading her tale. (7-up)
When John and Caroline Lived in the White House by Laurie Coulter ($19.99). Photos and text focus on the young Kennedy children. (8-12)
Disaster! Three Real-Life Stories of Survival by Ellen Ler ($15.99). Young survivors recount stories about disasters. (8-12)
The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illus. by Brian Selznick ($15.99). Two doll friends leave their dollhouses to solve an old mystery. (8-12)
Curse of a Winter Moon by Mary Casanova ($15.99) relays a young man's search for the truth. (8-12)
Cassie Loves Beethoven by Alan Arkin ($16.99). A cow dreams of becoming a concert pianist. (8-12)
No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman ($15.99) shows what happens when someone refuses to tell a white lie. (10-14)
The Wind Singer by William Nicholson, illus. by Peter Sis ($17.99), is the first volume of the Wind on Fire fantasy trilogy. (10-14)
New Suns Will Arise: From the Journals of Henry David Thoreau, edited by Frank Crocitto, photos by John Dugdale ($24.99), collects excerpts from the naturalist's writings. (12-up)
Thingy Things gains Goosey Goose, Snaily Snail, Doggy Dog and Lamby Lamb by Chris Raschka ($3.99 each, 3-6). The Dumpy series gets rolling with Dumpy the Dump Truck and Dumpy at School by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Tony Walton ($15.99 each, 3-7). Stanley returns in Tiger Time for Stanley by Griff ($15.99, 4-7). Launching Blast Off Boy and Blorp is First Day on a Strange New Planet by Dan Yaccarino ($14.99, 5-8). In the Time of Knightsby Shelley Tanaka, illus. by Greg Ruhl, is a new I Was There Book ($16.99, 9-11). And Daughters of the Moon debuts with Goddess of the Night and Into the Cold Fire by Lynne Ewing ($9.99 each, 12-up).
The Official BBMak Scrapbook by D.S. Cashion ($6.99) recounts this new band's rise to fame. (10-up)
Michelle Kwan Presents: Skating Dreams breaks the ice with The Turning Point, Staying Balanced, Skating Backwards and Champion's Luck by Nola Thacker ($4.99 each, 8-12). L.A.F. :) adds Horrid Henry's Head Lice by Francesca Simon, illus. by Tony Ross; Your Mummy Is a Nose Picker and Invasion of the Nose Pickers by Gordon Korman, illus. by Victor Vaccaro; Lab Coat Girl in My Triple-Decker Hero by Margie Palatini; and Funny Boy Takes on the Chitchatting Cheeses from Chattanooga by Dan Gutman, illus. by John Dykes ($4.99 each, 7-11). Popular by Nancy Krulik starts up with Round One; Boys, Boys, Boys; From the Mouths of Babes;and Wherefore Art Thou, Josh? ($4.99 each, 10-14). And the Fab 5 by Rosie Rushton welcomes Sophie and Melissa ($4.99 each, 10-14).
Little White Dog by Laura Godwin, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($5.99, 2-5); Me & You: A Mother-Daughter Album by Lisa Thiesing ($4.99, 2-5); There Was an Old Witch by Howard Reeves, illus. by David Catrow ($5.99, 4-8); Zoom Broom by Margie Palatini, illus. by Howard Fine ($5.99, 4-9); Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($5.99, 5-9); Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka and Stealing Thunder by Mary Casanova ($5.99 each, 13-up); Midnight's Choice by Kate Thompson ($5.99, 10-14); and Rats by Paul Zindel ($4.99, 10-14).
Paperback Series Reprints
I Was There reprints The Buried City of Pompeii, Graveyards of the Dinosaurs, On Board the Titanic and The Lost Temples of the Aztecs by Shelley Tanaka; Tanaka's Secrets of the Mummies: Uncovering the Bodies of Ancient Egyptians, illus. by Greg Ruhl; and First on the Moon by Barbara Hehner ($7.99 each, 9-13).
Christmas Soul: An African American Holiday Collection by Debbie Allen, Halle Berry, Whitney Houston and others, as told to Allison Samuels, illus. by Michele Wood ($17.99), compiles holiday stories. (All ages)
A Child Is Born by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Floyd Cooper ($16.99), relays the Nativity story. (All ages)
Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Pictorial Tribute to the Negro National Anthem by James Weldon Johnson ($15.99). Photos illustrate this song. (All ages)
Hush Songs: African American Lullabies by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by Brenda Joysmith ($15.99), celebrates the African American musical heritage. (up to 5)
Brown Sugar Babies by Charles R. Smith, Jr. ($14.99) presents a p m accompanied by photos. (up to 5)
A Big, Spooky House by Donna Washington, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($15.99), retells a traditional ghost story. (4-7)
Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Bryan Collier ($14.99), is a tale of slavery, escape and triumph. (5-9)
Take It to the Hoop, Magic Johnson by Quincy Troupe, illus. by Shane Evans ($15.99), pays tribute to this basketball superstar. (5-9)
Sweet, Sweet Memory by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Floyd Cooper ($14.99), is a picture book about the death of a loved one. (5-9)
The Education of Mary: A Little Miss of Color 1832 by Ann Rinaldi ($15.99) is a fictionalized account of the first Connecticut school to admit African American girls. (10-14)
One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots by James Haskins ($15.99). Photos illustrate this history of rap. (10-14)
Deborah Gregory's Cheetah Girls continues with Dorinda's Secret, Growl Power, Showdown at the Okie Dokie and Cuchi Ballerina ($3.99 each, 8-12).
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