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


Women of Camelot: Queens and Enchantresses at the Court of King Arthur
by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Christina Balit ($19.95), centers on Guinevere, Morgan le Fay and five other Camelot women. (7-11)
The Little Red Car series gets rolling with Little Red Car Plays Taxi, Little Red Car Gets into Trouble, Little Red Car Has an Accident and Little Red Car in the Snow by Matthew Price, illus. by Steve Augarde ($6.95 each, 3-5). Funny Fingers adds Funny FingersFarm Animalsby Sigrid Leberer and Brigitte Pokornik ($6.95 each, 3-5). Abbeville Animals debuts with Dolphin, Elephant, Panda and Lion by Mymi Doinet, illus. by Clara Nomdedeu and Christophe Merlin ($6.95 each, 3-6). And joining Tales of the People is The Butterfly Dance by Gerald Dawavendewa ($14.95, 5-9).

A Busy Day for Santa
by Keith Moseley, text by Ruth Hooper ($10.95), is a pop-up holiday tale. (3-6)
Santa's Factory, designed by Olivier Charbonnel, illus. by David Mostyn, text by Ruth Hooper ($15.95), packages a pop-up model of Santa's workshop with a book that relays a holiday story. (4-8)

Arches to Zigzags: An Architecture ABC
by Michael Crosbie, photos by Steve and Kit Rosenthal ($18.95), is an alphabet book featuring architectural images and terms. (4-8)
Babar and the Succotash Bird by Laurent de Brunhoff ($16.95). Babar's son Alexander learns a lesson from a magical bird. (4-8)
Backpacks and Bookmarks: Ten Stories About School, edited by Frederic Houssin and Cedric Ramadier, illus. by Christian Aubrun, Mireille Vautier, Clement Oubrerie et al. ($14.95), collects tales set in elementary school. (4-8)
The Brave Little Tailor by Andrej and Olga Dugin ($15.95) retells the story about a poor tailor who wins the hand of a princess. (4-8)
Ghoul School Pop-Up, illus. by David Roberts, paper engineering by Corina Fletcher ($17.95). Young ghosts learn to haunt. (4-8)
Go-Go-Go! byDavid Goldin ($16.95). Maurice competes against his nemesis in a bike race. (4-8)
Hello Kitty, Hello World, illus. by Higashi Glaser Design ($12.95). Hello Kitty travels around the world in this book containing postcards, luggage tags and a bookmark. (4-8)
A World Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Folktales: Stories from Six Continents by Renata Bini, illus. by Mikhail Fiodorov ($24.95), retells tales from around the world. (8-12)
carries on with Portable Dinos: Dimetrodon and Tyrannosaurus Rex ($6.95 each, up to 3); and Portable Holidays: Santa Claus and Snowman ($7.95 each, up to 3).
by Josse Goffin ($14.95, 3-5).

Paperback Series
The Everything Kids' line launches with The Everything Kids' Witches and Wizards Book by L.T. Samuels, The Everything Kids' Online Book by Rich Mintzer and The Everything Kids' Space Book by Kathiann Kowalski ($9.95 each, 7-12).

Kenny Rogers Presents The Toy Shoppe
by Kenny Rogers and Kelly Junkermann, illus. by Jerry Hirt ($15.95). Can the owner of a store where toys come to life save his shop from being shut down? (4-8)

(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Paperback Series Reprints
New Josh titles are reprints of Josh, Josh and the Ducks, Josh and Thumper and Josh and the Monster by Andrew McLean and Janet McLean ($4.95 each, 2-4).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Terrible Tuesday
by Hazel Townson, illus. by Tony Ross ($9.95). A boy dreams up wild disasters when his mother says she dreads the coming Tuesday. (4-7)
Pen Friend from Another Planet by Philip Curtis, illus. by Tony Ross ($9.95), reveals what happens when a piece of paper floats out of the sky toward Chris. (8-11)
Paperback Reprints
Elephant and Crocodile
by Max Velthuijs ($7.95, 4-7); and The Sandal by Tony Bradman, illus. by Philippe Dupasquier. ($9.95, 5-8)

(Firefly, dist.)
The Mole Sisters and the Wavy Wheat and The Mole Sisters and the Busy Bee by Roslyn Schwartz ($12.95 each, paper $4.95). In these tales, siblings discover a field of wheat; and follow a bee to a meadow. (2-4)
Mommy Works, Daddy Works by Marika Pedersen and Mikele Hall, illus. by Deirdre Betteridge ($17.95, paper $5.95), spotlights various places parents work. (3-6)
Two So Small by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Ruth Ohi ($19.95, paper $7.95). A boy and his goat help a baby giant. (3-6)
Grandpa's Snowman by Gary Barwin, illus. by Kitty Macaulay ($17.95, paper $5.95), reveals the loving bond between a boy and his grandfather. (3-6)
Munschworks 3 by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko and Vladyana Langer Krykorka ($19.95), collects five tales. (4-7)
Serena and the Wild Doll by Philip Coristine, illus. by Julia Gukova ($19.95, paper $6.95). A wild doll invites a lonely, older doll out to play. (4-7)
The Trial of the Stone: A Folk Tale by Richardo Keens-Douglas, illus. by Stephane Jorisch ($19.95, paper $6.95), retells this story of a stone accused of stealing. (4-8)
One Arabian Morning by Pete Marlowe, illus. by Charles Bell ($19.95, paper $6.95), recounts Kate's fanciful Arabian adventure. (5-8)
What's the Difference?: 10 Animal Look-Alikes by Judy Diehl and David Plumb, illus. by Vlasta van Kampen ($19.95, paper $6.95), compares similar species. (5-8)
Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley with Mary Ann Wilson ($24.95, paper $14.95). A dinosaur sculptor describes the creation of his art. (8-11)
The Little Book of Big Questions by Jackie French, illus. by Martha Newbigging ($19.95, paper $9.95), answers such questions as "How did the universe begin?" (8-12)
Bloody Moments: And Further Highlights from the Astounding History of Medicine by Gael Jennings, illus. by Roland Harvey ($16.95), explains how medical discoveries were made. (8-12)
Jungle Islands: My South Sea Adventure by Maria Coffey with Debora Pearson, photos by Dag G ring ($26.95, paper $14.95), tells of a couple's kayaking trip in the Solomon Islands. (8-up)
After Hamelin by Bill Richardson ($18.95, paper $6.95) picks up where The Pied Piper of Hamelin left off. (10-13)
Leslie's Journal by Allan Stratton ($18.95, paper $6.95). Leslie's first love is a boy who tries to control her life. (13-up)
Mighty Wheels
rolls on with Rough Tough Wheels by Debora Pearson, illus. by Chum McLeod ($17.95, paper $5.95, 1-3). And Talk About Books adds The Hospital (also available in a Spanish edition, El hospital)by Debbie Bailey, illus. by Susan Huszar ($5.95 each, 1-4).

The Best Counting Book in the Wild West
by Madeline Bennett, illus. by Gary Bennett ($14.95), is a counting book with a western setting. (3-7)

(Baker and Taylor, dist.)
How Hilda Hushed Her Hiccups by the Tini Sisters, illus. by Erin Marie Mauterer ($18.95, collector's edition, $24.95). A hyena discovers how to get rid of her hiccups in this book-and-CD package. (3-up)

The Christmas Bird
by Sallie Ketcham, illus. by Stacy Schuett ($16.99), is a retelling of the Nativity story. (All ages)
God Bless the Moon and Now the Day Is Over by Mary Joslin, illus. by Liz Pichon ($4.99 each). Each of these board books presents six traditional rhymes. (All ages)
The Classic Treasury of Children's Prayers by Susan Cuthbert, illus. by Alison Jay ($24.99), collects more than 200 prayers. (All ages)
All Through the Day, All Through the Year: Family Prayers and Celebrations by David Batchelder ($12.99) presents prayers for various occasions. (All ages)
Thank You for This Day: Action Prayers, Songs, and Blessings for Every Day
by Debbie Trafton O'Neal, illus. by Nancy Munger ($6.99), includes prayers, p ms and songs. (All ages)

Noodlehead Stories: World Tales Kids Can Read and Tell
by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illus. by Ariane Elsammak ($21.95, paper $12.95), rounds up folklore from various countries. (7-12)
Sweet Land of Story: Thirty-Six American Tales to Tell by Pleasant DeSpain, illus. by Don Bell ($19.95, paper $12.95), compiles three dozen stories about the American experience. (8-12)
I See Asheville, I See France: Back to School with Donald Davis
by Donald Davis ($4.95) presents four tales set in school. (11-up)
Between Midnight and Morning: Historic Hauntings and Ghost Tales from the Frontier, Hispanic, and Native American Traditions by Pat Mendoza ($8.95) collects 12 stories. (12-up)
Paperback Series
Buried Treasures
uncovers Buried Treasures of the Middle Atlantic: Legends of Island Treasure, Jewelry Caches, and Hidden Tunnels by W.C. Jameson ($11.95, 9-up).
Paperback Reprints
Sitting Down to Eat
by Bill Harley, illus. by Kitty Harvill ($6.95, 3-7); and Stone Soup by Heather Forest, illus. by Susan Gaber; and A Big Quiet House: A Yiddish Folktale from Eastern Europe by Forest, illus. by Susan Greenstein ($6.95 each, 4-7).


The Book of Jonah
by Peter Spier ($12.95) retells the story of Jonah and the whale. (4-7)
Precious Moments Storybook Treasury, illus. by Samuel Butcher ($24.99), collects bedtime and biblical stories. (5-8)
Paperback Series
X-Country Adventures
continues with Adventure in Wyoming and Crime in a Colorado Cave by Bob Schaller ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Jeanmarie and the FBI and Jeanmarie and the Runaways by Lucille Travis are new Jeanmarie titles ($5.99 each, 9-12).

Little Boys Bible Christmas Storybook
($7.99) and Little Girls Bible Storybook for Fathers and Daughters ($16.99) by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk, offer stories for parents and children to share. (4-7)

Paperback Series
Orphan Train West
rolls on with April and Mayby Jane Peart ($5.99, 10-14).

Paperback Series
Love Stories: Year Abroad Trilogy
by Rachel Hawthorne offers London: Kit & Robin, Paris: Alex & Dana and Rome: Antonio & Carrie ($4.50 each, 12-up); and Lynn Mason's Three Princes is a new Love Stories Super Edition($4.99, 12-up). SVH Senior Year by Francine Pascal continues with The It Guy, So Not Me, Falling Apart and Never Let Go ($4.50 each, 12-up). Clearwater Crossing by Laura Peyton Roberts comes around with What G s Around and Tried & True ($4.50 each, 12-up). Bonnie Bryant's Pine Hollow adds Headstrong and Setting the Pace ($4.50 each, 12-up). And four titles join Pascal's Sweet Valley University: Secret Love Diaries: Elizabeth, Jessica, Sam and Chl ($4.50 each, 14-up).
Paperback Reprint
Starry, Starry Night: Three Holiday Stories
by Lurlene McDaniel ($4.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series
Fairy School
flutters on with A Fairy Merry Christmas and The Icicle Forest by Gail Herman, illus. by Laura Maestro ($3.99 each, 6-9). Merry Christmas from Mandie by Lois Gladys Leppard is a new Young Mandie Christmas Special Mystery ($4.50, 7-10). Marilyn Kaye's Replica presents The Beginning and Transformation ($4.50 each, 8-12). Sweet Valley Jr. High by Francine Pascal adds I'm So Outta Here, What You Don't Know, Invisible Me and Clueless ($4.50 each, 8-12). And The Saddle Club by Bonnie Bryanttrots on with Horse Spy and Show Judge ($4.50 each, 9-12).

Mother Goose Remembers
, edited by Tessa Strickland, illus. by Clare Beaton ($16.99), presents traditional rhymes with felt collage art. (All ages)
Cleo the Cat by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford ($14.99). A cat finds a home and a friend. (1-6)
How Big Is a Pig? by Clare Beaton ($14.99). A piglet teaches opposites. (2-6)
The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter ($14.99) encourages readers to dance along with an animal cast. (2-6)
You and Me by Giovanni Manna ($15.99) reveals the imaginary games of a boy and girl. (2-6)
Making Minestrone by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Nan Brooks ($15.99), describes a cooking adventure. (4-8)
The Boy Who Stuck Out His Tongue: A Yiddish Folktale by Edith Tarbescu, illus. by Judith Christine Mills ($16.99), tells of a boy who sticks out his tongue once too often. (4-8)
Mr Betts and Mr Potts by Rod Hull, illus. by Jo Davies ($15.99). A man tries to find a cure for his ailing pets. (4-10)
A Brave Little Princess by Beatrice Masini, illus. by Octavia Monaco ($15.99). A diminutive princess proves that she can realize her dreams, regardless of her size. (4-10)
The First Bear by Felicity Hansen, illus. by Anthony Carnabuci ($16.99), recounts how the first bear came to the world. (4-10)
Night and the Candlemaker by Wolfgang Somary, illus. by Simon Bartram ($15.99). A candlemaker struggles to keep Night away. (6-10)
A Child's Book of Angels by Joanna Crosse, illus. by Olwyn Whelan ($19.99), reveals the healing powers of angels. (6-up)
The Genius of Leonardo by Guido Visconti, illus. by Bimba Landmann ($16.99), focuses on the work of Leonardo da Vinci. (7-up)
The Barefoot Book of Brother and Sister Tales by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Emma Shaw-Smith ($19.99), retells sibling stories from around the world. (8-12)
The Fabrics of Fairytale: Stories Spun from Far and Wide by Tanya Batt, illus. by Rachel Griffin ($19.99), collects stories about fabrics. (8-up)
Daughters of Eve: Strong Women of the Bible by Lillian Hammer Ross, illus. by Kyra Teis ($19.99), is a roundup of stories featuring biblical women. (8-up)
Tales from Old Ireland by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Niamh Sharkey ($19.99), collects seven Irish stories. (10-up)
The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic, retoldby Wafa' Tarnowska, illus. by Nilesh Mistry ($19.99), translates a classic p m. (10-up)
Board Book Reprints
Bear in a Square
and Bear's Busy Family by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($6.99 each, 1-3); and Z and Her Zebra and One Moose, Twenty Mice by Clare Beaton ($6.99 each, 1-3).
Minibook Reprints
A Treasury of Irish Rhymes
, compiled by Alice Taylor, illus. by Nicola Em ($5.99, all ages); A Pocketful of Stars: P ms About the Night, compiled by Nikki Siegen-Smith, illus. by Emma Shaw-Smith ($5.99, all ages); and Someone I Like: P ms About People, compiled by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Giovanni Manna ($5.99, all ages).
Paperback Reprints
El nabo gigante
by Aleksei Tolstoy, illus. by Niamh Sharkey ($5.99, 1-6); Bear's Busy Family and Bear About Town by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($5.99 each, 2-6); and Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon by Jules Bass, illus. by Harter ($5.99, 6-10).

by John Prater ($12.95). Once is never enough when Baby Bear plays games with Grandbear. (up to 3)
Hey, Diddle Diddle by Ailie Busby ($8.95) collects nursery rhymes starring animals. (up to 4)
Let's Go Potty by Karen Fung ($7.95) is a lift-the-flap tale about potty training. (1-4)
Zipper, Buttons, and Bows by Karen Fung ($10.95). This story about dressing for cold weather includes a zipper to zip, a button to button and a sh lace to tie. (3-5)
The Tickly Monster by Andrea D ring, illus. by Sue King ($15.95), is a bedtime tale, packaged with a hand puppet that giggles. (3-5)
Spooky Bat and Spooky Spider by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Barbara Vagnozzi ($5.95 each), present Halloween stories, plus plastic, glow-in-the-dark creatures that kids can remove from the covers. (3-6)
Suzette and the Puppy: A Story About Mary Cassatt by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Jennifer Heyd Wharton ($12.95), presents a story inspired by a Cassatt painting. (4-7)
Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt ($13.95). A boy learns that his teacher, Leonardo da Vinci, is building a machine that flies. (4-7)
Living in Space by Felicity Trotman, model by Eli Butler ($12.95). This book about the building of the International Space Station comes with a cardboard model to assemble. (9-up)
Your Body, From Head to T
by Nuria Roca ($6.95) takes a look at the human body. (3-5)
Cats, Cats, and More Cats by Dana Kubick ($5.95) showcases a variety of felines. (4-7)
Amazing Mosaics by Sarah Kelly ($8.95) offers instructions for mosaic art projects. (8-up)
Computer and Internet Dictionary for Kids... for Ages 9 to 99 by Charles Simms and William Hawn, illus. by Yvette Santiago Banek ($16.95), explains computer terms and jargon. (9-up)
Paperback Series
Eddie's Finger Quiz Books
introduces Animals by I. Teltau, Opposites and Connections by M. Peikert, Nature by S. Leberer, Concentration by P. Theissen and Comparisons by J. Winstel ($4.95 each, 4-6). Animals of the Oceans swims on with Turtles by Judith Hodge and Susan Brocker ($5.95, 6-9). And new to Young Readers' Series is The Giant Panda: Hope for Tomorrow by Carol Amato and David Wenzl ($5.95, 7-9).
Paperback in Spanish
Tu cuerpo, de la cabeza a los pies (Your Body, from Head to T )
by Nuria Roca ($6.95, 3-6).

The Sistine Chapel: Its History and Masterpieces
by Vittorio Giudici, illus. by L.R. Galante ($16.95), focuses on this Vatican City landmark. (10-up)
debuts with The Living Tomb by Jacqueline Morley, illus. by Nick Hewetson; and Morley's The Living Roman Fort, illus. by Mark Bergin ($18.95 each, 8-up). The Big Book Of€¦ adds The Big Book of the Brain by John Farndon ($17.95, 8-up). The Incredible Journey travels on with The Incredible Journey to the Depths of the Ocean and The Incredible Journey Through the Human Body by Nicholas Harris ($18.95 each, 8-up). Joining The Other Half of History are Women in Peace and War, 1900-1945 and Women in a Changing World, 1945-2000 by Fiona Macdonald ($17.95 each, 8-up). And new Peter Bedrick Young People's Encyclopedias are The Universe and History of the World by the editors of Larousse ($24.95 each, 10-up).

New Bethany Backyard titles are Annika's Secret Wishby Beverly Lewis, illus. by Pamela Querin ($14.99, All ages); Sanji's Seed by B.J. Reinhard, illus. by Shelly Hehenberger ($12.99, All ages); Fifteen Flamingos by Elspeth Campbell Murphy, illus. by Richard Bernal ($9.99, 2-5); and The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made by Larry Christenson, illus. by Cheri Bladholm ($12.99, 3-8).
God's Will, God's Best
by Josh McDowell and Kevin Johnson ($10.99) discusses God's role in young people's lives. (12-18)
Paperback Series
Bethany Backyard
addsChristmas Is... for Me!by Christine Tangvald, illus. by Tony Griego ($3.99, 3-7); and Spunky's Diary by Janette Oke, illus. by Nancy Munger ($5.99, 6-10). Three Cousins Detective Club greets The Mystery of the Painted Snake by Elspeth Campbell Murphy ($3.99, 7-10). New KidWitness Tales are The Worst Wish by Lissa Halls Johnson, Trouble Times Ten by Dave Lambert, Ruled Out by Randy Southern and Crazy Jacob by Jim Ware ($5.99 each, 7-up). I Want My Mummy by Bill Myers joins Bloodhounds, Inc.; and Girls Only! gains Better Than Best by Beverly Lewis ($5.99 each, 8-13). And Kevin Johnson's Get God is a new Early Teen Discipleship title ($7.99, 11-14).

Girls Who Rocked the World 2: Heroines from Harriet Tubman to Mia Hamm
by Michelle R hm, illus. by Jerry McCann ($8.95), focuses on 30 young women who performed notable feats. (8-12)
Throw Like a Girl: Discover the Body, Mind and Spirit of the Athlete in You! by Shelley Frost and Ann Troussieux ($10.95), examines the value of participating in sports. (12-up)
Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Herself by Sarah Stillman ($10.95). This teenage author offers advice for finding meaning in one's life. (12-up)

The Blackbirch Kid's Almanac of Geography
by Alice Siegel and Margo McLoone ($39.95) compiles facts about geography. (10-up)
What Do You Call a Group of...
welcomes What Do You Call a Group of Hippos? and Other Mammal Groups, What Do You Call a Group ofTurkeys? and Other Bird Groups, What Do You Call a Group of Alligators? and Other Reptile and Amphibian Groups, What Do You Call a Group of Butterflies? and Other Insect Groups and What Do You Call a Termite Home? and Other Animal Homes by Emma Nathan ($15.95 each, 8-11). Wild Bears! adds Grizzly Bears and Polar Bears by Jason and Judy Stone; and Panda Bear and Black Bear by Tom and Pat Leeson ($16.95 each, 8-11). Joining Made in the USA are Computer Animation, Recycled Paper, Snowboards and Teddy Bears by Samuel G. Woods and Tanya Stone, photos by Gale Zucker ($16.95 each, 8-11). Bodyworks adds Mouth, Skeleton and Muscles, Skin and Hair, Ears, Eyes and Nose by Katherine Goode ($16.95 each, 8-11).
Letters Home from... sends off Letters Home from Peru, Letters Home from Italy, Letters Home from Turkey and Letters Home from Zimbabwe by Marcia Gresko and Lisa Halvorsen; and Halvorsen's Letters Home from Our National Parks receives Letters Home from Yellowstone and Letters Home from Zion ($16.95 each, 8-11). Amazing Animal Records by Samuel Woods gains the Amazing Book of Bird Records and The Amazing Book of Fish Records and Other Ocean Creatures ($16.95 each, 8-13). Crafts for All Seasons introduces Creating Costumes, Creating with Papier-Mache, Christmas Creations and Creating with Mosaics ($18.95 each, 8-13). New to Nature Undercover are Hunters and Prey, Staying Alive, Courtship and Growing Up ($19.95 each, 10-13). Joining Giants of Science are Thomas Edison by Anna Sproule, Albert Einstein by Fiona Macdonald, Marie Curie by Beverely Birch and Alexander Graham Bellby Michael Pollard ($19.95 each, 10-13). And Notorious Americans and Their Times continues with Bugsy Siegel and the Post-War Boom and Belle Starr and the Wild West ($19.95 each, 10-up).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Really Brave Tim by John Prater ($19.95). A boy reveals how brave he is. (4-7)
Sunshine Showers and Four O'Clock by Pauline Stewart and Nick Maland ($19.95) is a story centering on a mixed-race family. (5-8)
X-Ray Mabel and Her Magic Specs by Claire Fletcher ($19.95) offers a lift-the-flap tale with a pair of eyeglasses to cut out. (5-8)

Farmer's Garden: Rhymes for Two Voices
by David Harrison, illus. by Arden Johnson-Petrov ($15.95). A curious dog asks various animals what they are doing in the garden. (2-6)
Santa and the Three Bears by Dominic Catalano ($15.95). A bear family helps Mrs. Claus prepare for a surprise party for Santa. (2-up)
What's Opposite? by Stephen Swinburne ($15.95, paper $8.95), presents photos depicting opposites. (3-up)
The Farmer in the Dell by John O'Brien ($14.95) illustrates this children's song. (4-up)
A Cat on Wheels by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Mary Peterson ($15.95). What would life be like if a cat could skateboard? (5-8)
An Alligator Ate My Brother by Mary Olson, illus. by Tammie Lyon ($15.95). No one believes a boy when he announces there is an alligator in the house. (5-8)
When Morning Comes and When Night Comes by Ron Hirschi, photos by Thomas Mangelsen ($15.95 each), reveal the worlds of diurnal and nocturnal animals. (6-8)
The Wisdom Bird: A Tale of Solomon and Sheba by Sheldon Oberman, illus. by Neil Waldman ($15.95). A bird teaches King Solomon a lesson. (6-up)
Saint Nicholas by Ann Tompert, illus. by Michael Garland ($15.95), is an illustrated biography of this saint. (6-up)
How God Fix Jonah by Lorenz Graham, illus. by Ashley Bryan ($17.95), collects Bible stories from West Africa. (6-up)
Mississippi River: A Journey Down the Father of Waters by Peter Lourie ($17.95) is a phot ssay that chronicles a trip along this waterway. (7-up)
The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years by Neil Waldman ($15.95) focuses on this city's historical and natural sites. (8-up)
See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky by Ken Croswell ($16.95) reveals six star patterns. (8-up)
Color Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple ($15.95). Photos illustrate p try about colors. (10-12)
Uncommon Champions: Fifteen Athletes Who Battled Back by Marty Kaminsky ($14.95) profiles athletes who overcame adversity. (12-up)
Mr. Beans by Dayton Hyde ($14.95). A Native American boy rescues a performing bear. (10-up)
Look What You Can Make with Egg Cartons
, edited by Betsy O'Chester ($5.95), offers instructions for making toys and crafts. (4-12)
Hidden Pictures 2001, Vol. 1-4, edited by Jody Taylor ($4.95 each), focus on special anniversaries. (5-9)
Hanukkah: Festival of Lights, edited by Jeff O'Hare ($7.95), collects prayers, stories, songs and crafts. (5-12)
Paperback Reprints
Sweet Dreams of the Wild: P ms for Bedtime
by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Katharine Dodge ($8.95, 2-6); Sleep Rhymes Around the World, edited by Jane Yolen ($9.95, 2-8); New Moon by Pegi Deitz Shea, illus. by Cathryn Falwell ($8.95, 2-up); Just Like My Dad by Tricia Gardella, illus. by Margot Apple ($8.95, 3-6); Wanda's Roses by Pat Brisson, illus. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($7.95, 4-8); Two Badd Babies by Jeffie Ross Gordon, illus. by Chris L. Demarest ($8.95, 4-8); Street Rhymes Around the World, edited by Jane Yolen ($9.95, 4-10); and Rio Grande: From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico by Peter Lourie ($9.95, 7-up).

The Lullabible
by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton ($14.99, book and audiocassette $19.99, book and CD $21.99), compiles lullabies from the Bible. (up to 3)
The Word & Song Christmas Storybook by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Tim O'Connor ($14.99 CD or cassette) packages a book retelling the Christmas story with an audiocassette or CD. (up to 10)
Hidden Treasures: Amazing Stories from the Old Testament and Amazing Stories from the New Testament by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Jeff Preston ($9.99 each), focus on biblical tales and characters. (4-8)


Bling Blang
by Woody Guthrie, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky ($12.99), is a tale about building a house. (2-5)
Down in the Woods at Sleepytime by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Vanessa Cabban ($15.99). Grandma Owl relays a bedtime tale to the woodland young. (2-5)
Merry Christmas, Maisy by Lucy Cousins ($12.99). Readers lift flaps and pull tabs to view Maisy's holiday preparations. (2-5)
Hi New Baby! by Robie Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley ($16.99), reassures older siblings that they are still loved after a newborn arrives. (2-8)
Hug by Jez Alborough ($14.99) centers on a lonely chimp who needs a hug. (2-up)
The Perfect Little Monster by Judy Hindley, illus. by Jonathan Lycett-Smith ($10.99, Giggle Club paperback $3.29) tells of a baby monster who loves to scowl and howl. (2-up)
Night Night, Cuddly Bear by Martin Waddell, illus. by Penny Dale ($14.99). Is J 's stuffed bear hiding at bedtime? (3-up)
Night Ride to Nanna's by Jenny Koralek, illus. by Mandy Sutcliffe ($15.99). Amy loves traveling to her grandmother's house at night. (3-up)
Max by Bob Graham ($15.99). The son of two superher s must earn to fly. (4-7)
A New Room for William by Sally Grindley, illus. by Carol Thompson ($15.99), addresses a child's feelings and fears in the aftermath of his parents' divorce. (4-8)
Don't Wake the Baby! by Jonathan Allen ($19.99). Children pull tabs to see and hear a father's futile attempts notto awaken baby. (4-8)
I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child ($15.99) introduces a fussy young eater. (4-8)
Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root, illus. by Will Hillenbrand ($15.99). What happens when a determined girl meets a cow who is even more stubborn than she? (4-8)
In Every Tiny Grain of Sand, collected by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Bob Graham, Anita Jeram, Elisa Kleven and Christine Davenier ($21.99), presents 77 p ms. (4-up)
Willy's Pictures by Anthony Browne ($16.99). An aspiring painter, Willy the chimp offers variations on some masterpieces of art. (4-up)
Who Is the World For? by Tom Pow, illus. by Robert Ingpen ($15.99). Parents assure young creatures that the world is for them. (4-up)
Lucy Anna and the Finders by Sarah Hayes ($15.99). The Finders, monsters who take what d sn't belong to them, sneak away with Lucy Anna's house. (5-7)
Some Things Are Scary by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Jules Feiffer ($15.99), exposes some horrible and humiliating childhood happenings. (5-9)
Clever Tortoise by Francesca Martin ($14.99). A tortoise bests two bullies in this African folktale. (5-up)
Panther: Shadow of the Swamp by Jonathan London, illus. by Paul Morin ($15.99), focuses on panthers that live in the Florida Everglades. (6-9)
Robert Crowther's Amazing Pop-up House of Inventions by Robert Crowther ($14.99) is a lift-the-flap, pop-up look at inventions. (6-9)
All for the Newborn Baby by Phyllis Root, illus. by Nicola Bayley ($12.99), offers a lullaby for the infant Jesus. (6-10)
Zelda and Ivy One Christmas by Laura McGee Kvasnosky ($15.99). Zelda and Ivy discover the spirit of Christmas. (6-10)
Elise Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Farjeon, illus. by Charlotte Voake ($16.99), makes this tale available in picture-book format for the first time. (7-10)
Mousemazia by Anna Nilsen, illus. by Dom Mansell ($11.99). A pet mouse escapes from her cage in this book of mazes. (7-up)
Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! by Marcia Williams ($16.99) presents seven Shakespearean plays in comic-book-style format. (8-12)
Fairy Tales by Berlie Doherty, illus. by Jane Ray ($19.99), retells a dozen familiar tales. (8-12)
Rocking Horse Land, and Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys, edited by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Angela Barrett ($19.99), collects six stories about children and treasured toys. (8-12)
In Control: How to Fly a 747 by Ian Graham, illus. by Roger Goode and Robert Holder ($7.99), puts kids in the pilot's seat of this jet. (9-13)
Driving Lessons by Catherine Dexter ($16.99). Angry that her mother has sent her to stay with a family friend in South Dakota, Mattie finds a way to let off some steam. (10-up)
You Hear Me? P ms and Writing by Teenage Boys, edited by Betsy Franco ($14.99), collects p try and prose by young men. (12-up)
Beany and the Dreaded Wedding by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti, is a new Beany title ($15.99, 5-9).
My Mother Goose Library Boxed Set: My Very First Mother Goose
and Here Comes Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie, illus. by Rosemary Wells ($40, All ages); And My Mean Old Mother Will Be Sorry, Blackboard Bear by Martha Alexander ($10.99, 3-6); and Making Friends with Frankenstein by Colin McNaughton ($16.99, 6-12).
Paperback SeriesBrand New Readers continues with Meet Dinah Dinosaur and Busy Dinah Dinosaur by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Ana Martin Larranaga; Funny Ruby and Silly Ruby by Catherine Friend, illus. by Rachel Merriman; and Well Done, Worm! By Kathy Caple ($4.99 the set, 4-7). And Math Together offers two six-book sets, Yellow Set ($19.99, 3-up) and Green Set ($19.99, 5-up).
Paperback Reprints
I Saw Esau
, edited by Iona and Peter Opie, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($9.99, All ages); A Christmas Star Called Hannah by Vivian French, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert ($3.99, 3-up); Avalanche by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by David Butler ($5.99, 5-up); and The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Angela Barrett ($5.99, 6-9).
Paperback Series Reprints
reprints Ghosts by Christopher Maynard and Vampires by Martin Jenkins ($6.99 each, 9-13). And History News adds Explorers by Michael Johnstone and Medicine by Philip Gates ($6.99 each, 9-14).

The Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Donald Mills ($6.95), presents this classic p m. (All ages)
Jolly Old Santa Claus by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by George Hinke ($6.95), retells a holiday story. (2-5)
Paperback Series
The Story Of...
series adds The Story of Mary and The Story of Miriam and Baby Moses by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett; and The Story of George Washington by Pingry, illus. by Stephanie McFetridge Britt ($6.95 each, 2-5).
Paperback Series in Spanish
La historia de los Diez Mandamientos (The Story of the Ten Commandments)
, La historia del Dia de Accion de Gracias (The Story of Thanksgiving) and La historia de Noah (The Story of Noah) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett; and La historia de Navidad (The Story of Christmas) by Pingry, illus. by Lorraine Wells ($6.95 each, 2-5).

(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Alphabet Adventure by Charlotte Voakes ($19.95). A boy practices his ABCs and counting as he flies around the world in an airplane. (3-5)

Cuban Kids
by George Ancona ($15.95) is a phot ssay about children in Cuba. (3-5)
Missing! by Jonathan Langley ($15.95). Chaos ensues when a girl and her cat get their schedules crossed. (3-5)
Ten Times Better by Richard Michelson, illus. by Leonard Baskin ($17.95), offers p ms and paintings about counting. (4-8)
Basho and the Fox by Tim Myers, illus. by Oki Han ($15.95). In feudal Japan, a p t accepts a fox's challenge. (5-8)
Story Time for Little Porcupine by Joseph Slate, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($15.95), collects bedtime tales. (5-8)
Clever Gretchen by John Warren Stewig, illus. by Patricia Wittmann ($15.95). In this folktale, a sensible wife saves her husband. (5-8)
The Rocking Horse Angel by Mercer Mayer ($17.95) relays the story of a wild ride. (6-10)
The Second Escape of Arthur Cooper by Cynthia Stowe ($14.95). In 1822, a Quaker girl in Massachusetts tells of a runaway slave. (10-14)
First Mate Tate by Virginia Masterman-Smith ($14.95). This novel of gambling and greed centers on a 13-year-old girl. (10-14)


We Can Read
adds Critter Day, Homesick, Molly's Store and What About Bettie? by Jackie Sweeney ($14.95 each, 5-up). Kaleidoscope starts up with Fossils, Minerals, Rocks, Water, Comets, Asteroids & Meteorites, The Planets, Space Stations and Stars by Roy Gallant; and Computer Animation, Computers, The Internet and Robots by Darcy Lockman ($15.95 each, 7-up). AnimalWays debuts with Bats by Sue Ruff and Don Wilson, Crocodiles by Judith Jango-Cohen, Frogs by Daniel Greenberg, Gorillas by Paul Fleisher and Horses by Rebecca Stefoff ($19.95 each, 10-up). Launching In My Own Words by Connie and Peter Roop are The Diaryof Mary Jemison: Captured by the Indians, The Diary of David R. Leeper: Rushing for Gold, The Diary ofJoseph Plumb Martin: A Revolutionary War Soldier and The Diary of John Wesley Powell: Conqueringthe Grand Canyon ($16.95 each, 10-up). North American Historical Atlases begins with Exploring the New World, First Frontier, The Colonies, The Revolutionary War and The War of 1812 by Rebecca Stefoff ($16.95 each, 10-up). Joining The Story of Science are Eyes on the Universe, The Life Stories of Stars, The Origins ofLife and The Tales Fossils Tell by Roy Gallant ($19.95 each, 10-up).

10 in the Bed
by Anne Geddes ($17.99). Photos of sleeping babies illustrate this rhyme.

Eye Spy Shapes
by Debbie MacKinnon, photos by Anthea Sieveking ($8.95). Youngsters view basic shapes through die-cut holes. (2-up)
The M&M's Brand Halloween Treat Book and The M&M's Brand Christmas Gift Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Peggy Tagel ($6.95 each). These books introducing colors and counting are shaped like a jack-o-lantern and a holiday gift. (3-7)
Neptune's Nursery by Kim Michelle Toft and Alan Sheather, illus. by Toft ($16.95, paper $6.95), reveals creatures that live under the sea. (3-8)
Steam, Smoke, and Steel: Back in Time with Trains by Patrick O'Brien ($16.95, paper $6.95) explores the history of train travel. (4-9)
The Forest in the Clouds by Sneed B. Collard III, illus. by Michael Rothman ($16.95, paper $6.95), examines the "cloud forest" that receives up to 10 feet of rain and mist annually. (5-10)
Hail to the Chief: The American Presidency by Don Robb, illus. by Alan Witschonke ($16.95, paper $6.95), takes a look at what the job of president entails. (5-10)
Skittles Riddles Math by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Roger Glass ($16.95, paper $6.95), uses candy and riddles to solve math problems. (6-10)
New to Animal Close-Ups is The Lion: King of the Beasts by Christine and Michel Denis-Huot ($6.95, 6-10).
Board Book Reprint
The Icky Bug Alphabet Book
by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Ralph Masiello ($6.95, 1-5).
Paperback Reprints
The Flag We Love
by Pam Munoz Ryan, illus. by Ralph Masiello ($7.95, All ages); To Be a Kid by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko ($6.95, 3-8); and In My Own Backyard by Judi Kurjian, illus. by David Wagner ($6.95, 4-9).
Paperback Reprint in Spanish
Ser nino (To Be a Kid)
by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko ($6.95, 3-8).

Christmas Is Coming!
by Charles and Debra Ghigna, illus. by Mary O'Keefe Young ($15.95), offers p ms celebrating this holiday season. (All ages)
Otto's Rainy Day by Natasha Yim, illus. by Pamela Levy ($15.95). Rambunctious Otto and his mother play in the rain together. (2-6)
The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel ($19.95). Franz Joseph Hayden is inspired to compose his famous symphony in this story, packaged with a CD. (4-9)

I Am Three/I Am Four
by Alice Steed, illus. by Iza Trapani ($5.95). This flip-style book focuses on the joys of being three- and four-years-old. (2-5)
Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani ($15.95) expands on this nursery rhyme. (3-7)
Firefly Night by Carole Gerber, illus. by Marty Husted ($16.95, paper $6.95). A firefly leads a nighttime journey through the forest. (3-8)
Mabel Ran Away with the Toys by Jan Wahl, illus. by Liza Woodruff ($16.95, paper $6.95). Mabel and her toys decide the house is not big enough for them and her new sibling. (3-8)

Facts on File Children's Atlas, Updated Ed.
by David and Jill Wright ($18.95) examines more than 30 nations and regions of the world. (9-15)

Pro Wrestling Legends
enters the ring with Ric Flair: The Story of the Wrestler They Call "The Nature Boy" and Pro Wrestling's Greatest Tag Teams by Matt Hunter, Kevin Nash and Dallas Page: The Story of the Wrestler They Call "Diamond" Dallas Page by Jacqueline Mudge, Pro Wrestling's Greatest Wars and The Story of the Wrestler They Call "The Rock" by Dan Ross and Pro Wrestling's Most Punishing Finishing Moves and The Women of Pro Wrestling by Kyle Alexander ($17.95 each, paper $8.95, 8-up). Women Who Win welcomes Cynthia Cooper and Mia Hamm by Robert Schnakenberg, Martina Hingis by Christin Ditchfield, Chamique Holdsclaw by Kay Cornelius, Michelle Kwan by Sherry Beck Paprocki, Lisa Leslie by Brent Kelley, Sheryl Swoopes by Michael Burgan and Venus & Serena Williams by Virginia Aronson ($16.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-up). And Race Car Legends zooms on with Jeff Burton by June Ford, Indy Car Racing by Bruce and Becky Fish, Lowriders by Danny Parr, The Need for Speed and Tony Stewart by Tara Baukus Mello and Off-Road Racing by Sue Mead ($7.95 each, 8-up).
Joining The Composite Guide To€¦ are Bodybuilding by Mary Hughes, Extreme Sports and Martial Arts by Ann Graham Gaines, Field Hockey and Softball by Bruce Adelson, Figure Skating by Barry Wilner, Gymnastics and Volleyball by Richard Huff and Strongman Competition by Mike Bonner ($7.95 each, 8-up). Galaxy of Superstars shines on with Brandy and Ricky Martin by Matt Newman, Matt Damon by Meg Greene, Celine Dion by Norma Jean Lutz, Jennifer Lopez by Anne Hill and Adam Sandler by David Seidman ($17.95, paper $9.95, 8-up). And Famous Figures of the Civil War Era introduces Jefferson Davis by J y Frazier, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman by Norma Jean Lutz, Ulysses S. Grant by Tim O'Shei, Stonewall Jackson by Martha Hewson, Robert E. Lee by Patricia Grabowski, Abraham Lincoln by John Grabowski, William Sherman by Henna Remstein and Harriet Beecher Stowe by LeeAnne Gelletly ($16.95, paper $8.95, 8-up).
Revolutionary War Leaders offers John Adams by Michael Burgan, Ethan Allen by Virginia Aronson, King George III and John Hancock by Ann Graham Gaines, Nathanael Greene by Meg Greene, John Jay by Phelan Powell, Lafayette by JoAnn Grote, James Madison and James Monr by Brent Kelley and Francis Marion by Kay Cornelius ($16.95 each, paper $8.95, 8-up). And Colonial Leaders welcomes Sir William Berkeley by Phelan Powell, Jonathan Edwards and Increase Mather by Norma Jean Lutz, James Oglethrope by Cookie Lommel, Walter Raleigh by Susan Korman, Caeser Rodney by Susan Melchiore, George Whitefield by Susan Miller, Roger Williams by Amy Allison, John Winthrop by Elizabeth Connelly and John Peter Zenger by Karen Westermann ($16.95 each, paper $8.95, 8-up).
Your Government: How It Works adds The Attorney General's Office and The U.S. Armed Forces by Dan Harmon, The Drug Enforcement Agency by Meg Greene, The Internal Revenue Service by JoAnn Grote, The Secretary of State by Sam Wellman, The Speaker of the House of Representatives by Bruce and Becky Fish, The U.S. Constitution by Joan Banks, The U.S. Secret Service by Ann Graham Gaines and The Vice Presidency by Marilyn Anderson ($17.95, 8-up). And Explorers of New Worlds presents Jacques Cartier and the Exploration of Canada and LaSalle and the Exploration of the Mississippi by Dan Harmon, Jacques Cousteau and the Undersea World by Roger King, Sir Francis Drake and the Foundation of a World Empire and The Viking Explorers by Jim Gallagher, Sir Edmund Hillary: Modern-Day Explorer by Kristine Brennan, Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of the Inca by Gina De Angelis, Theodore Roosevelt and the Exploration of the Amazon Basin by Richard Kozar and Reaching the Moon: The Apollo Astronauts and Sacagawea: Guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Hal Marcovitz ($16.95 each, paper $8.95, 9-up).
Women of Achievement continues with Cher by Cheryl Napsha, Katie Couric by Sherry Beck Paprocki, Gloria Estefan by Jane Philips, Toni Morrison by Jean Blashfield Black and Oprah Winfrey by Belinda Frederich ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). Jackie Robinson by Gina De Angelis is a new Overcoming Adversity title ($19.95, paper $9.95, 10-up). Black Americans of Achievement introduces Halle Berry and Wesley Snipes by Rose Blue and Corrine Naden, Aretha Franklin by Jim McAvoy and Terry McMillan by Bruce and Becky Fish ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). Joining African-American Achievers are The History of Rap Music by Cookie Lommel and History of the Black Church by Norma Jean Lutz ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). And 21stCentury Health & Wellness debuts with The Common Cold, Headaches and The Human Body: An Overview by Mary Kittredge; Death and Dying by Jean Knox; The Endocrine System by Marjorie Little, Holistic Medicine and Stress Management by James Gordon, M.D.; The Reproductive System by Regina Avraham and Skin Disorders by Lynne Lamberg ($24.95 each, 12-up).

What Kids Are Made Of
by Kirsty Murray ($7.95) profiles children who have performed remarkable feats. (6-11)
A Kid's Guide to African American History by Nancy Sanders ($14.95) collects activities, songs, games and profiles of African American artists, performers and her s. (6-11)
Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works by Matthys Levy and Richard Panchyk ($14.95) reveals how such phenomena as roads, railroads, bridges, tunnels and plumbing developed. (9-up)

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

My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito
by Amanda Irma Perez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($15.95). In this bilingual tale, a family works together to make a girl's dream come true. (6-up)

Paperback Series
Welcome Books: City Shapes
, Communities, Good Food, Hard Work, Hide and Seek, How Things Grow, Let's Go!, My Farm, Play Time, Weather Report and The World of Color each introduces six titles ($4.95 each, 4-7). New Rookie Readers are Feet and Hands by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Rick Stomoski; and What Is Up When You Are Down? by David Marx, illus. by Susan Miller ($4.95 each, 5-6); and Marx's Baby in the House, illus. by Cynthia Fisher; Bugs! (Rev. Ed.) by Patricia and Fredrickstet McKissack, illus. by Mike Cressy; the McKissacks' Messy Bessey's Family Reunion, illus. by Dana Regan; Sh laces by Suzanne Lieurance, illus. by Patrick Girouard; Giggle Belly by Page Sakelaris, illus. by Richard L. Torrey; and Go-With Words (Rev. Ed.) by Bonnie Dobkin, illus. by Thomas Payne ($4.95 each, 6-7). And Rookie Read-About Geography gains six books by Allan Fowler; Rookie Read-About Holidays adds six titles by David F. Marx; and Rookie Read-About Science has four additions by Fowler ($4.95 each, 6-7).
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists welcomes Giotto and Marc Chagall by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). New Sports Stars are Derek Jeter by Brendan January; and Briana Scurry, Drew Bleds , Pedro Martinez and Pete Sampras by Mark Stewart ($5.95 each, 8-9). True Books: Animals gains six titles by Patricia Fink Martin; Geography: Countries adds five books by Elaine Landau; and Holidays has five additions by Dana Meachen Rau ($6.95 each, 8-10). Cornerstones of Freedom continues with Asian-Americans in the Old West and The Thirteen Colonies by Gail Sakurai, The Industrial Revolution by Mary Collins and John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry by Brendan January. Montreal by Stillman D. Rogers joins Cities of the World ($9.95, 9-14). Extraordinary People introduces Extraordinary Women Athletes by Judy L. Hasday ($16.95, 11-up). And High Interest Books: Animal Attack!, Celebrity Bios, Cool Collectibles, High-Tech Military Weapons, On Duty and Outdoor Life each gain eight titles; and Natural Disasters, Service Learning and Sports Clinic have six additions each ($6.95 each, 9-12).

Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa
by Uzo Unobagha, illus. by Julia Cairns ($16.95), offers a collection of rhymes. (All ages)
Milton's Christmas by Hayde Ardalan ($7.95). This feline celebrates the holidays. (All ages)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, compiled by Cooper Edens ($19.95), features art by 19th- and 20th-century illustrators. (All ages)
Peter Pan by Sir J.M. Barrie, compiled by Cooper Edens ($19.95), presents this classic. (All ages)
The Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes by Frankie Frankeny and Wesley Martin ($15.95) is a sequel to Wookiee Cookies. (All ages)
Sweet Dreams, Sam by Yves Got ($8.95) is a tale centering on a toddler. (1-3)
Round Is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong, illus. by Grace Lin ($13.95). A girl searches her neighborhood for objects of various shapes. (2-5)
Isabelle and the Angel by Thierry Magnier, illus. by Georg Hallensleben ($15.95). A pig finds both a friend and a cure for boredom. (2-6)
Deck the Hall by Sylvia Long ($12.95) illustrates the Christmas carol. (2-6)
Roberto: The Insect Architect by Nina Laden ($15.95) introduces a termite that is an architect. (2-6)
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, illus. by Tara Calahan King ($14.95). A boy discovers a recipe that turns a worst enemy into a best friend. (3-8)
Gumby's Colors and Pokey Counts by Holly Harman, from original photos of Gumby and Pals created by Art Clokey ($9.95 each), are board books starring these characters. (4-up)
Gumby's Circus by Holly Harman, based on the "Gumby Circus" TV episode by Art Clokey ($12.95), is a book-and-doll package. (6-up)

An Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez
by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Gaspar Enriquez ($16.95), is a p m celebrating the life and work of the labor and civil rights activist. (8-12)

I'll Play with You
by Mary Siddals McKenna, illus. by David Wisniewski ($14), describes the joys of outdoor play. (2-5)
Gramps and the Fire Dragon by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Melissa Iwai ($15). Sitting by the fire, a boy and his grandfather are swept into an imaginary land where they outsmart a feisty creature. (3-6)
Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Doug Cushman ($13). The stars of Valentine Mice! prepare for Christmas. (3-6)
Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein, illus by Bronwyn Bancroft ($15). Residents of the Australian outback wait for the long-promised rain to fall. (4-8)
Grandpa Never Lies by Ralph Fletcher, illus. by Harvey Stevenson ($15). A girl delights in her grandfather's stories. (4-8)
Crabby Cratchitt by Gregory Maguire, illus. by Andrew Glass ($15), tells of a farmer whose hen won't stop clucking. (4-8)
The Memory String by Eve Bunting, illus. by Ted Rand ($15). The buttons on Laura's "memory string" help her remember her late mother. (5-8)
Owen Foote, Money Man by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Martha Weston ($14). Owen devises one money-making scheme after another. (6-8)
Alien Brain Fryout: A Wild Willie Mystery by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Sue Truesdell ($15). Wild Willie and his fellow detectives suspect that aliens have invaded their block. (7-10)
Surviving Brick Johnson by Laurie Myers, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($15). A fifth-grader gains a new perspective on the school bully. (7-10)
Giant Shark: Megalodon, Prehistoric Super Predator by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Laurie Caple ($15), focuses on this ancient creature. (7-10)
The Bald Eagle Returns by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by William Munoz ($15), recounts the bald eagle's resurgence. (8-11)
Four Stupid Cupids by Gregory Maguire, illus. by Elaine Clayton ($15). Students enlist four cupids from ancient Greece to help find a love match for their teacher. (8-12)
Pick-and-Shovel P t: The Journeys of Pascal D'Angelo by Jim Murphy ($20) relays the story of this p t, who emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1910. (9-14)
Picturing Lincoln: Famous Photographs That Popularized the President by George Sullivan ($16) depicts five familiar photos of Abraham Lincoln and their various reproductions. (9-14)
Fighting for Honor: Japanese Americans and World War II by Michael L. Cooper ($17) offers an account of the lives of Japanese Americans during this war. (9-14)
Fiddle Fever by Sharon Doucet Arms ($15). A boy in 1914 Louisiana dares to be different and follows his dreams to become a fiddler. (10-14)
Betsy Zane, the Rose of Fort Henry by Lynda Durrant ($15). In 1871, a 13-year-old girl travels west to her brothers' homestead on the Ohio River. (10-14)
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman ($15). This Newbery medalist writes of a girl in medieval England who is forced to serve an outspoken "bonesetter." (10-up)
A Braid of Lives: Native American Childhood by Neil Philip ($20) collects first-person narratives about growing up Native American. (10-up)
Doll Baby by Eve Bunting, illus. by Catherine Stock ($15). Being a teenage mother is more difficult than Ellie ever anticipated. (11-up)
Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves by Dennis Frindell Fradin ($20) presents 12 stories of slaves who fled the South in search of freedom. (11-up)
Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentine Symbols
; Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols; Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols;and Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth, illus. by Ursula Arndt ($16 each, paper $7.95, 8-11).
Board Book Reissues
On Mother's Lap
by Ann Herbert Scott, illus. by Glo Coalson; and Little Gorilla by Ruth Lercher Bornstein ($4.95 each, up to 2).
Paperback Reprints
Valentine Mice!
by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Doug Cushman ($5.95, 3-6); Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!: A Maasai Tale by Tololwa M. Mollel, illus. by Barbara Spurll ($6.95, 4-8); Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers by Andrew Clements, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($5.95, 4-8); The Day Before Christmas by Eve Bunting, illus. by Beth Peck; and Valentine by Carol Carrick, illus. by Paddy Bouma ($5.95 each, 5-8); Atalanta's Race: A Greek Myth by Shirley Climo, illus. by Alexander Koshkin ($6.95, 6-10); The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Richard Hewett ($6.95, 8-11); and The Long Road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy ($7.95, 9-12).

Paperback Series
Sports in Action
glides on with Figure Skating in Action and Horseback Riding in Action by Kate Calder, Football in Action by John Crossingham, Golf in Action by Hannelore Sotzek and Martial Arts in Action by Heather Levigne ($5.95 each, 6-9). Discovering World Cultures adds Clothing and Jewelry, Homes, Food and Dance and Music by Fiona MacDonald ($8.95 each, 6-12). Joining Historic Communities are Pioneer Recipes, The Colonial Home, Classroom Games, Schoolyard Gamesand Travel in the Early Daysby Bobbie Kalman ($7.95 each, 6-14). Eye on the Universe spies The Sun and The Life of an Astronaut by Niki Walker ($5.95 each, 7-9). Attitude of Gratitude is grateful for Thank You Earth, Thank You Body, Thank You Oceans, Thank You Animals and Thank You Plants by Bobbie Kalman ($5.95 each, 8-12). People and Places and Resources and Conservation by Michael Chinery are new to Secrets of the Rainforest ($7.95 each, 8-14). We Came to North America greets The Italians by Kathleen Fahey and The Hispanics by Greg Nickles ($8.95 each, 8-14). And Lands, Peoples & Cultures visits Argentina the Land, Argentina the People and Argentina the Culture by Nickles; and Nigeria the Land, Nigeria the People and Nigeria the Culture by Anne Rosenberg ($7.95 each, 9-14).

Audreena the Birthday Fairy
by Stephanie Sample, illus. by Scott Sample ($15.95). The daughter of the tooth fairy decides to use her magic to help children celebrate their birthdays. (4-12)

You Are So Special
by Max Lucado, illus. by Sergio Martinez ($5.99). This board book tells of Punchinello, who learns he is special despite what others think. (All ages)
It's Not Funny, I've Lost My Money by Melody Carlson, illus. by Steve Bjorkman ($9.99) retells Jesus's parable about the lost coin. (3-up)
Forever Friends by Joni Eareckson Tada and Melody Carlson, illus. by Doug Klauba ($14.99). When toys awaken to play, a new doll discovers that appearances are deceiving. (4-8)
Hear with Your Heart by Max Lucado, illus. by Chuck Gilles ($15.99) encourages youngsters to listen to God's word despite the world's confusing messages. (5-up)
Journey to Freedom by Gilbert Morris, illus. by Angel Dominguez ($14.99). An unlikely hero leads the mouse army in defending its homeland against the domineering rats. (8-12)
The Incredible Discovery of Lindsey Renee by Joni Eareckson Tada, illus. by Irena Roman ($14.99). A girl discovers the importance of being faithful at all times. (8-12)
Beary Patch Bears
debuts with Hi! I'm Hucklebeary, Hi! I'm Razzbeary and Hi! I'm Blackbeary by Melody Carlson, illus. by Ben Mahan ($6.99 each, 3-up).
Paperback Series
Launching the Darcy series are Darcy and the Wonderful Gift and Darcy and the Unforgettable Summer by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Jensen ($5.99 each, 8-12).

Farm Friends Clean Up
by Cristina Garelli, illus. by Francesca Chessa ($13.95). Barnyard animals find it's easier to play together when they're cleaned up. (3-6)
Lucille's Snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner ($14.95). On a snowy day when Lucille wants to go outdoors, the zipper on her snowsuit gets stuck. (3-7)
Snail Trail by Ruth Brown ($9.95) describes Slimy Snail's backyard adventure. (4-8)
Snow Pumpkin by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan ($14.95). Lily and Jesse improvise when they run out of snow while making a snowman. (5-8)
Vroomaloom Zoom by John Coy, illus. by J Cepeda ($15.95). When Carmela can't fall asleep, she and her father take a fantasy ride in the car. (6-8)
Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic by Jennifer Armstrong, illus. by William Maughan ($16.95), recounts this explorer's 1914 journey. (8-10)
Wise Gal Tarot: Amazing Ways to Read Your Fortune! by Jane Burns and Dale Gottlieb ($9.95) is a guide to fortune-telling. (8-12)
The Roundhill by Dick King-Smith ($15.95). Evan encounters a mysterious girl who knows things about him he has never told her. (10-13)
Hurry Freedom! by Jerry Stanley ($18.95) tells of the life of Mifflin Gibbs, a protege of Frederick Douglass who campaigned for civil rights for African Americans in California. (14-16)
Imogene's Antlers
by David Small ($15.95, 4-8).
Paperback Reprint
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
by Jennifer Armstrong ($9.95, 10-up).


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