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


Positively for Kids
offers Keep Your Head Up by Kurt Warner with Greg Brown and Make Your Point by Anna Kournikova with Brown, illus. by Doug Keith ($14.95 each, 8-12).

Shy Mama's Halloween
by Anne Broyles, illus. by Leane Morin ($16.95). An immigrant family experiences Halloween for the first time. (8-12)
Sea Soup: Zooplankton by Mary Cerullo, photos by Bill Curtsinger ($16.95), focuses on ocean creatures. (8-12)

We Can Work It Out: Conflict Resolution for Children
by Barbara Polland, photos by Craig Deroy ($13.95, paper $9.95), examines 14 common conflicts. (4-10)
Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read This Book by Remy Charlip, illus. by Jon Muth ($14.95), introduces a busy heroine. (6-up)
The Winter Gift by Deborah Turney Zagwyn ($15.95). A grandmother's piano is passed down to another generation at Christmas. (5-8)
Kidtopia: 'Round the County and Back Through Time in 60 Projects
by Roberta Gould ($13.95) outlines traditional American crafts. (6-12)
Kids Write Right!: What You Need to Be a Writing Powerhouse by Jan Venolia ($9.95) is a guide to help kids express themselves. (11-3)
Paperback Reprints
Splash! A Penguin Counting Book
($5.95, 2-up); and The Lost Tooth Club by Arden Johnson ($5.95, 5-7).

Look Learn & Do
issues Picnic on a Cloud and Super Salads by Mark Icanberry ($14.95 each, paper $7.95, 6-12).

Boo! A Halloween Sticker Book and Story
by Rebecca Dickinson ($4.95) features a holiday tale and 150 reusable stickers. (3-8)
Grumpy Bunny's Spooky Night by Justine Korman, illus. by Lucinda McQueen ($3.50). This bunny has a Halloween adventure. (4-8)
World's Best Pokemon Drawing Book by Ron Zalme ($4.95) is a sequel to How to Draw Pokemon. (7-12)
Slime Lab Science by Ian Boyd, illus. by Sam Ericson ($8.95), is a kit offering 10 experiments. (7-12)
Make Your Own Mummy by Mirly Starke, illus. by Sam Ericson ($9.95), offers instructions and materials to make a model of a mummy. (7-12)
Buzz Off! Build Your Own Electronic Doorbell by Luann Colombo ($7.95) presents a kit for constructing a doorbell. (8-14)
Paperback Series
Construction Buddies
adds Dozer to the Rescue and Dozer's Wild Adventure by Lisa M. Combs, illus. by Karl Gude ($2.95 each, 4-8). And Circle of Magic debuts with School of Wizardry, Secret of the Tower, The Wizard's Statue and Danger in the Palace by Debra Doyle and James Macdonald, illus. by Judith Mitchell ($3.95 each, 8-12).
Paperback Reprints
Merry Christmas, Grumpy Bunny
by Justine Korman, illus. by Lucinda McQueen ($3.50, 4-8); Candy Counting: Delicious Ways to Add and Subtract by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Brad Tuckman; and Arctic Song by Miriam Moss, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway ($5.95 each, 4-8); and Rocket to the Moon: The Incredible Story of the First Lunar Landing by Lisa M. Combs, illus. by Robert G tzl ($5.95, 5-11).
Paperback Reissues
Camp Rotten Time
and Fang the Dentist by Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee ($3.50 each, 5-8); and Awesome Alphamaze by Rolf Heimann ($4.95, 8-12).

It's Time for School, Stinky Face
by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore ($15.95). The star of I Love You, Stinky Face experiences his first day of school. (3-7)
The 13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene, illus. by Tim Raglin ($15.95), offers a spin on "The Twelve Days of Christmas." (3-7)
The Animals' Christmas Carol by Jerry Smath ($15.95) retells Dickens' classic with animal characters. (3-7)
Jack's Time Machine by Dan James ($15.95). A boy who travels back to the land of the ancient Aztecs must solve five riddles in order to return to the present. (7-12)

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery, illus. by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson ($24.95), offers a new edition of this novel. (All ages)
My Sister Gracie by Gillian Johnson ($16.95) tells what happens when Fabio, an only dog, begs his owners for a brother to play with. (3-5)
The Floating Orchard by Troon Harrison, illus. by Miranda Jones ($16.95). A flood threatens a family's home and orchards. (6-9)
The Market Wedding by Cary Fagan, illus. by Regolo Ricci ($16.95) . A fishmonger falls in love with a milliner in turn-of-the-century Kensington Market. (7-10)
A Time of Golden Dragons by Song Nan Zhang and Hao Yu Zhang, illus. by Song Nan Zhang ($16.95), traces the history of the dragon in China. (8-11)
Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, retold by Ken Setterington, illus. by Nelly and Ernst Hofer ($16.95), features cut-paper art. (8-11)
Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale by Gena Gorrell ($18.95) offers a portrait of this devoted nurse. (10-up)
A Nose for Adventure
by Richard Scrimger ($6.95) is a sequel to The Nose from Jupiter. (8-11)
Remember Me: A Search for Refuge in Wartime Britain by Irene Watts ($6.95). A Jewish girl rescued from Nazi Germany must learn to survive without her family in her new home in Britain. (10-up)
Raspberry House Blues by Linda Holeman ($6.95) recounts a girl's search for her birth mother. (11-up)
Be Afraid! Tales of Horror, selected by Edo van Belkom ($6.95), collects 15 stories. (11-up)

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories
by Liana Elena Fomulo, illus. by Joanne De Leon ($16.95), collects 13 Filipino tales. (All ages)

The Big Play Book
by Ivan Bulloch, illus. by Diane James ($19.95), presents five play scenes. (4-7)
New Little Giants books are Yellow Hippo, Red Rhino, Green Bear, Blue Tortoise and Bright and Breezy by Alan Rogers ($4.95 each, 2-4). My Turn adds Let's Go for a Ride, Sound's Like Smelly!, Let's Hop and Skip and Sun, Snow and Rainbow by Ivan Bulloch, illus. by Diane James ($4.95 each, 2-4).Talk Together gains My Animal Friends by David La Jars ($9.95, $4.95 paper, 2-4 ); and One, Two, Red and Blue;Is Anyone at Home? and Let's Go Out and About by La Jars ($9.95 each, $4.95 paper, 4-7). I Wish I Were... adds A Pirate, A Princess, A Cowboy, A Puppeteer and A Fairy by Ivan Bulloch, illus. by Diane James ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 4-7). New to the Let's... series is Play with Paper, Make Toys, Cook and Paint by Ivan Bulloch, illus. by Diane James ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 4-7). Ladders climbs on with Rainforest Animals, Rain and Shine, Tough Trucks, On the Move, Animal Homes, Under the Sea, Wild Animals and Me and My Body ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 4-7). My World visits Ancient Rome, Plains Indians, Ancient Greece, The Middle Ages and The Vikings by Peter Crisp; and Ancient Egypt by Amanda Martin ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 6-10). And joining I Want to Be are An Acrobat, An Actor, A Magician, A Clown, A Puppeteer and A Juggler by Carole Orbell, illus. by Christine Morley ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 6-10).
Play and Discover introduces Rain and Shine, What We Wear, Growing Up and What We Eat by Diane James, illus. by Sara Lynn ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 4-7). CollectaFact debuts with Egyptians, Solar System, Rainforests, Romans, Oceans and Electricity and Magnetism by R. Nicholson, Ian Graham, Lucy Baker and Jenny Wood ($4.95, 7-11). The Interfact series of books and CD-ROMs has 20 additions ($7.95 each, 7-12).
Sports Club welcomes Soccer by Jason Paige and Basketball by Matt Parselle ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 8-11). Picture Reference continues with Atlas, Space, Transportation and Earth by Andrew Solway, illus. by Belinda Webster ($13.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). Make It Work! Science adds 14 titles ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-12). And Make It Work! Geography introduces Rivers, Maps, Weather and Oceans by Barbara Taylor and Andrew Haslam, illus. by Jon Barnes; and Make It Work! History offers North American Indians, Ancient Egypt, Stone-Age People, Roman Empire, Japan and Arctic Peoples by Haslam ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-12).
Paperback Series
Joining First Look at Animals are On Safari, Birds, Pets, Underwater and On the Farm by Diane James, illus. by Sara Lynn ($3.95 each, 3-6). Me and My Pet introduces Rabbit, Fish, Dog and Cat by Carole Orbell, illus. by Christine Morley ($4.95 each, 6-10). And Action Math adds Measures, Shapes, Games and Patterns by Ivan Bulloch ($4.95 each, 7-9).

A Child's First Bible
by Kenneth Taylor ($12.99, with handle $16.99) collects 125 biblical passages. (2-up)
Little Blessings
adds New Testament and Psalms by Elena Kucharik ($14.95, up to 5); and Blessings Everywhere, God Makes Nighttime Too and Rain or Shine by Dandi Mackall, illus. by Kucharik ($6.99 each, up to 5).
Paperback Series
Abby and the South Seas Adventures
sets sail with Abby--Lost at Sea and Abby--Quest for Adventure by Pamela Walls ($5.99 each, 8-12). Left Behind: The Kids gains The Search, On the Run, Into the Storm and Earthquake! by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye ($5.99 each, 10-14). And Mars Diaries introduces Mission 1, Mission 2 and Mission 3 by Sigmund Brouwer ($4.99 each, 10-14).


The God Around Us, Vol. II: Unending Wonder
by Mira Pollak Brichto, illus. by Selina Alko ($12.95), is a companion volume to The God Around Us: A Child's Garden of Prayer. (3-7)
The Chanukah Blessing by Peninnah Schram, illus. by Jeffrey Allon ($12.95), is a story celebrating this holiday. (5-8)
Come, Let Us Be Joyful! The Story of Hava Nagila by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Rosalind Charney Kaye ($12.95), relays the history of this song. (5-8)
Chocolate Chip Challah Activity Book
by Lisa Rauchwerger ($7.95) collects games, stickers, puzzles and activities. (6-11)


Like a Fish on a Bike! by Brahm Piterski, illus. by Paul Piterski ($14.95). Fate interrupts a fish's daily routine. (7-up)

(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Daisy and the Doll by Angela Shelf Medearis and Michael Medearis, illus. by Larry Johnson ($14.95). In the 1890s, an African American deals with discrimination in a Vermont town. (6-10)
The Two Brothers by William Jaspersohn, illus. by Michael Donato ($14.95), tells of the separation and reunion of two German brothers who came to America at the beginning of last century. (6-10)

The Day the Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic
by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Monique Passicot ($15.99), collects folklore from around the world. (All ages)
Relieve the Squeeze: How to Take Control of Your Asthma by Peggy Guthart Strauss, photos by Lucy Dahl ($14.99), offers advice on recognizing symptoms of and living with asthma. (All ages)
Wibbly Pig Likes Bananas, Wibbly Pig Opens His Presents, Wibbly Pig Is Happy! and Wibbly Pig Can Make a Tent by Mick Inkpen ($5.99 each) chronicle the activities of this young porker. (up to 3)
Just Enough by Teri Daniels, illus. by Harley Jessup ($15.99), depicts all the things that a child can do just right. (2-5)
On a Wintry Morning by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Stephen T. Johnson ($15.99). A father and baby explore their world on a winter outing. (2-5)
Froggy's Best Christmas by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.95). Froggy and pals decorate a Christmas tree. (2-6)
Gregory's Shadow by Don Freeman ($15.99). A groundhog becomes separated from his shadow when he ventures out a day early. (2-6)
Timothy's Lost and Found Day by Rosemary Wells ($11.99). Characters slip into slots on each page. (3-6)
The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Tracey Campbell Pearson ($15.99), describes a lively shopping expedition. (3-8)
Hooray for Grandparents Day! by Nancy Carlson ($15.99). Who can Arnie find to be surrogate grandparents for this school event? (3-8)
Timothy's Ready-For-School Sticker Activity Book, illus. by Rosemary Wells with Johanna Hurley ($7.99), contains puzzles, activities and stickers. (3-8)
Froggy's Playtime Activity Book with Reusable Vinyl Stickers by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($7.99), follows Froggy through a busy day. (3-8)
The King and the Three Thieves: A Persian Tale by Kristen Balouch ($15.99). A king meets three men after he slips out of his palace in disguise. (3-8)
Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells ($15.99). Cleaning up Max's messy room d sn't quite go as Ruby had planned. (3-8)
Busy Busy City Street by Cari Meister, illus. by Steven Guarnaccia ($15.99). Art and rhyming text depict a bustling city. (4-7)
Fables from Aesop
, adapted and illus. by Tom Lynch ($15.99). Folk art illustrates 14 fables.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Make Your Own Ornaments ($16.99) offers instructions and materials for creating ornaments inspired by this museum's medieval stained-glass collection. (8-up)
Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl ($15.99) is a collection of tales. (12-up)
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen ($15.99) tells of a girl involved with an abusive boyfriend. (12-up)
Redhanded by Michael Cadnum ($15.99). A new friend knows how Steven can get the money he needs to attend a boxing tournament. (12-up)
Cam Jansen Double Mysteries
kicks off with The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones, The Mystery of the U.F.O., The Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball and The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($5.99 each, 7-10). Cam Jansen Adventures continues with Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery by Adler, illus. by Natti ($13.99, 7-10). Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline, illus. by Fran Remkiewicz, is a new Horrible Harry novel ($13.99, 7-10). And Whole Story introduces A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illus. by William Geldart ($25.99, paper $17.99, 12-up).


The Way to Wyatt's House
by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Mary Morgan ($15.95). Two siblings visit Wyatt on a busy farm. (2-5)
Happy Birthday, Lulu! by Caroline Uff ($15.95). Lulu prepares for her party. (2-5)
You'll Grow Soon, Alex by Andrea Shavick, illus. by Russel Ayto ($15.95). Soon is not good enough for Alex, who wants to be bigger now. (4-8)
Country Mouse Cottage by Nigel Brooks and Abigail Horner ($15.95) depicts life in a country cottage in 1900. (5-8)
Bravo, Mildred and Ed! by Karen Wagner, illus. by Janet Pedersen ($16.95). Mildred's violin recital conflicts with the opening of Ed's button collection at a gallery. (5-8)
Testing Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler, illus. by Kevin O'Malley ($15.95), is a tale portraying the commotion surrounding standardized testing. (5-9)
Bad Dog by Nina Laden ($15.95) chronicles a canine road trip. (6-10)
Slinky, Scaly, Slithery Snakes by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Kendahl Jan Jubb ($16.95), delivers facts about snakes. (6-10)
Falling from Grace by Ann McNichols ($16.95) is a novel centering on a 12-year-old girl in a small Arkansas town. (10-up)
When the Bough Breaks by Anna Myers ($16.95). Contemporary and historical narratives blend when a girl takes a job reading to an elderly neighbor. (12-up)
Paperback Reprints
The Sun's Asleep Behind the Hill
by Mirra Ginsburg, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky ($6.95, 3-6); Miss Malarkey Won't Be in Today by Judy Finchler, illus. by Kevin O'Malley; and Scruffy: A Wolf Finds His Place in the Pack by Jim Brandenburg ($6.95 each, 5-8); Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo H stlandt, trans. by Mark Polizzotti, illus. by Johanna Kang ($8.95, 7-10); One Foot Ashore by Jacqueline Dembar Greene ($8.95, 8-12); and Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng ($8.95, 10-up).

My Flower Fairies Baby Book
, illus. by Cicely Mary Barker ($10.99), is a book to record the events of a baby's first year. (All ages)
Beatrix Potter's Nursery Rhyme Book, illus. by Beatrix Potter ($10.99), collects p ms and riddles. (1-4)
Peter Rabbit's Lift-the-Flap Book, inspired by Beatrix Potter ($10.99), is a tale with flaps to lift. (2-6)
Peter Rabbit and Friends Sticker Activity Book, inspired by Beatrix Potter ($7.99), offers puzzles, games and reusable vinyl stickers. (3-8)

God Gave Us You
by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illus. by Laura Bryant ($9.95). A mother polar bear assures her cub of her love. (3-8)
Grandmother's Book of Promises by Karen Hill, illus. by David Austin Clar ($12.95). A grandmother rabbit and her "grandbunny" share promises. (3-8)
Here Is Christmas by Donna Cooner, illus. by Debra Reid Jenkins ($14.95), offers a version of the Nativity story. (3-8)

The Story of the Holocaust
by Clive Lawton ($9.95) describes Hitler's rise to power and the horror of the Nazi concentration camps. (9-12)
Catch the Spirit by Susan Perry ($14.95) focuses on 20 teen volunteers. (12-18)
Heartbreak and Roses, Revised Edition by Janet Bode and Stan Mack ($8.95) examines the complex nature of teenage love. (13-18)
High School Hazing by Hank Nuwer ($8.95) focuses on the dangerous practice of initiation rites. (13-18)
The Militia Movement by Ben Sonder ($8.95) takes a look at this phenomenon. (13-18)
High-Tech IDs by Salvatore Tocci ($8.95) explores the debate about biometrics. (13-18)
"Bury Me Not in a Land of Slaves" by Joyce Hansen ($8.95) uses first-person accounts to offer freed people's viewpoints during Reconstruction. (13-18)
Paperback Series
Bible Stories
adds David and Goliath, Exodus from Egypt, Noah's Ark and Jacob and Esau by Mary Auld ($7.95 each, 7-9). New Topic Books are Rain Forest, Space, Water and Weather by Fiona Macdonald ($6.95 each, 7-10). Joining Watts Reference are The Middle Ages by William Chester Jordanand World Holidays by Heather M hn ($19.95 each, 7-11); The Solar System by Christina Wilsdon ($16.95, 7-11); and Mapping Epidemics by Brent Hoff and Carter Smith III ($19.95, 13-18). Everyday History has eight additions ($6.95 each, 8-9).
There are four books added to My Health ($6.95 each, 8-10); and Science Experiments continues with four books ($6.95 each, 8-11). Animals in Order gains Kangaroos and Koalas by Erin Pembrey Swan, Snakes and Lizards by Sara Swan Miller, Spiders of North America by Ann Squire and Whales and Dolphins by Elizabeth Tayntor Gowell ($6.95 each, 9-11). And new Fast Forward titles are Cars by Ian Graham and Mark Bergin; Egyptian Mummies by Henrietta McCall; Planes, Rockets, and Other Flying Machines by Graham and David Antram; Planet Earth by Kathryn Senior, Carolyn Scrace, Nick Newetson and Antram; Ships and Submarines by Graham and Antram; and Super Structures by John Malam, John James and Bergin ($9.95 each, 9-13).
Watts Library: Computer Science introduces four titles by Robert Perry ($8.95 each, 10-12). Watts Library: Indians of the Americas adds The Crow by Edith Tarbescu, North American Indian Games and The Omaha by Madelyn Klein Anderson and The Pequots by Shirlee Newman ($8.95 each, 10-12). There are six additions to Watts Library: Shipwrecks ($8.95 each, 10-12). New Book Report Biographies are Bill Gates by John Wukovits, Estee Lauder by Rachel Epstein, Kofi Annan by John Tessitore, Christopher Reeve by Judy Alter, Gloria Estefan by Leslie Gourse and Steven Spielberg by Ted Gottfried ($6.95 each, 11-13). Woods and Forests by Patricia Fink Martin joins Exploring Ecosystems ($6.95, 13-17). And Projects for Young Scientists gains Biology Projects for Young Scientists, Rev. Ed. by Salvatore Tocci and Physics Projects for Young Scientists, Rev. Ed. by Richard Adams and Peter Goodwin ($6.95 each, 14-17).

Mail by the Pail
by Colin Bergel, illus. by Mark K nig ($16.95), examines the mail-delivery system for ships on the Great Lakes. (6-up)

Jungle Halloween
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($14.95). Jungle animals celebrate Halloween. (3-6)
Sophie and the New Baby by Laurence Anholt, illus. by Catherine Anholt ($15.95). Sophie learns to share her parents' time and affection. (3-6)
This Is the Turkey by Abby Levine, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye ($14.95), is a rhyming tale describing Max's family's Thanksgiving. (33-6)
The Runaway Latkes by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Paul Yalowitz ($15.95). Latkes run away from Rebecca as she prepares for a party at the synagogue. (4-7)
Grandma's Gone to Live in the Stars by Max Haynes ($15.95) offers a beloved grandmother's perspective on her death. (4-8)
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell ($15.95). Tim follows his pumpkin's cycle of life. (5-8)
Ben Has Something to Say: A Story About Stuttering by Laurie Lears, illus. by Karen Ritz ($14.95). Ben overcomes his stuttering to save a dog. (5-9)
On the Day His Daddy Left by Eric Adams and Kathleen Adams ($14.95). Danny fears that his parents' divorce is his fault. (5-9)
Speak English for Us, Marisol! by Karen English, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez ($14.95). Marisol translates for her relatives and neighbors. (6-9)
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis, illus. by Daniel Minter ($15.95). The principles of Kwanzaa help seven African brothers to work together after their father dies. (7-10)
Haunting at Home Plate by David Patneaude ($14.95). Is the park where Nelson's baseball team practices haunted? (9-13)
Jason's Miracle: A Hanukkah Story by Beryl Lieff Benderly ($14.95). Transported back in time, Jason helps the Maccabees regain Jerusalem. (9-13)
The Boxcar Children Mysteries
adds The Mystery in the Computer Game, The Mystery at the Crooked House and The Hockey Mystery, plus a Special, The Honeybee Mystery, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($13.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-12).
Paperback Reprints
New Prairie reprints are Shabbatby Miriam Nerlove ($5.95, 3-6); Missing: One Stuffed Rabbitby Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($6.95, 5-8); To Be a Drum by Evelyn Coleman, illus. by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson ($6.95, 5-up); and The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate by Janice Cohn, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($6.95, 7-11).

Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year
by Janice VanCleave ($12.95) presents an experiment for each week of the year. (8-12)
Dazzling Division and Marvelous Multiplication: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun by Lynette Long ($12.95 each) offer math activities. (8-12)
Math Trek 2: A Mathematical Space Odyssey by Ivars Peterson and Nancy Henderson ($12.95) offer more mathematics challenges. (10-14)
Scientific American Great Science Fair Projects by Marc Rosner ($12.95) suggests project ideas. (10-14)
Paperback Series
Celebrating Our Heritage
introduces Native American Arts and Activities by Arlette Braman ($12.95, 8-12). And American Kids in History issues World War II Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities and Recipes by David King ($12.95, 8-12).

Around-the-World Art & Activities: Visiting the 7 Continents Through Craft Fun
by Judy Press ($12.95) collects craft projects from various cultures. (3-7)
Paperback Series
Little Hands
adds Little Hands Paper Plate Crafts: Creative Art Fun for 3-to-7-Year-Olds by Laura Check ($12.95, 3-7). Quick Starts for Kids! offers Knitting by Beth Hoffman, Draw Your Own Cartoons by Don Mayne, Quilting by Jodie Davis and Beth Hoffman and Make Your Own Teddy Bear & Bear Clothes by Davis ($8.95 each, 7-up). Kids Can! gains Jazzy Jewelry to Make & Wear by Diane Baker ($12.95, 8-14). And Kaleidoscope Kids continues with Who Really Discovered America? Unraveling the Mystery & Solving the Puzzle by Avery Hart and Paul Mantell ($10.95, 8-14).

Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise
, adapted by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Steve Haskamp ($15.95), retells this Aesop fable. (3-6)
Veggie Soup by Dorothy Donohue ($15.95) celebrates food and friendship. (4-8)
Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace ($15.95) focuses on this fruit. (4-8)
The Girl Who Lost Her Smile by Karim Alrawi, illus. by Stefan Czernecki ($16.95). In this Middle Eastern tale, a girl learns to see the hidden beauty in the world. (4-8)
The Runaway Tortilla by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Randy Cecil ($16.95), gives "The Gingerbread Man" a Texas setting. (4-8)
The Miracle of the Myrrh by Marci Alborghetti, illus. by Herve Blondon ($15.95), is a new version of the tale of the drummer boy and the Gifts of the Magi. (5-8)
Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun ($15.95). In this fantasy novel, a girl must choose between becoming a ballerina or a healer. (10-up)
Players by Joyce Sweeney ($16.95). A newcomer to the boy's basketball team will do anything it takes to become the star. (12-up)

Henry and the White Wolf
by Tim Karu, illus. by Tyler Karu ($12.95), tells of a brave young hedgehog who must undergo treatment for an illness. (3-up)
The Book of Card Games for Little Kids
by Gail MacColl ($12.95) packages a book outlining 30 card games with a deck of animal cards. (3-up)
Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever by Ilana Weitzman, Eva Blank and Roseanne Green, illus. by Mike Wright ($10.95), collects 1,500 riddles, puns and stories. (7-12)


(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Whoops! by Louise Batchelor ($9.95, paper $6.95) and More! by Sheilagh Noble ($9.95). Pictures and minimal text depict toddlers' activities. (10 mos.-up)
Masha and the Firebird by Margaret Bateson-Hill, illus. by Anne Wilson ($17.95), chronicles Masha's adventure with the magical Firebird. (5-up)

Good Ol' Noah Had an Ark (E-I-E-I-O)
by Mark Lowry and Martha Bolton, illus. by Lyn Boyer Nelles ($12.99), is a storybook and audiocassette package. (2-4)
The Little Kids' Adventure Bible ($17.99) is an illustrated Bible. (4-7)
Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift by Gloria Gaither and Barbara Hranilovich ($14.99). This Christmas story about Jesus includes an audiocassette featuring a song. (4-8)
Who Is Sam Harrington? by Rick Osborne and K. Christie Bowler, illus. by Dara Goldman ($12.99), centers on a character who is always loving and considerate. (4-8)
Creation by Helen Haidle, illus. by David Haidle ($12.99), celebrates the beauty of all God's creatures. (4-8)
The NIRV Adventure Bible for Young Readers ($24.99) offers the text of the New International Readers Version of the bible. (6-10)
The NIV Adventure Bible ($24.95) is a revised edition of The Adventure Bible. (8-12)
Heads Up! Sports Devotionals for All-Star Kids
by Dave Brannon ($9.99) compiles scripture, sports trivia and stories of professional athletes. (8-12)
Paperback Series
Young Women of Faith Library
introduces Here's Lily and Lily Robbins, M.D. (Medical Dabbler) by Nancy Rue ($4.99 each, 8-12); The Beauty Book and The Body Book by Rue ($7.99 each, 8-12); and Dear Diary: A Girl's Book of Devotions by Susie Shellenberger ($9.99, 8-12).


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