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Children's Books for Spring
Compiled by Sally Lodge -- 2/12/01

The Turning
by Ron Terpening ($10.95) recounts a teenage boy's magical night in Oregon during the summer of 1964. (12-up)

Good Night, Garden Gnome
by Jamichael Henterly ($15.99). A garden gnome springs to life at nighttime. (All ages)

Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings Gift Set by Matthew Van Fleet ($16.99) packages this book with a plush duckling. (2-6)

Four Hungry Kittens by Emily Arnold McCully ($15.99). Kittens go exploring while their mother hunts for food. (2-6)

Animal Match by Simone Abel ($14.99). Youngsters follow clues to place 16 magnetized animals on boards featuring different habitats. (2-8)

A Cowboy Named Ernestine by Nicole Rubel ($15.99). Ernestine joins a cattle drive to Abilene in order to earn money for a ticket home to Ireland. (4-8)
Pet of a Pet
by Marsha Hayles, illus. by Scott Nash ($15.99). Farm animals choose each other as pets. (4-8)

Just Like You and Me by David Miller ($15.99) examines characteristics people share with animals. (4-8)

Don't Step on the Crack! by Colin McNaughton ($14.99). A boy discovers that a misstep can lead to wacky consequences. (4-8)

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes: A Tale of Bragging and Teasing by Joseph and James Bruchac, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey ($15.99). Though Big Bear loses a challenge by Chipmunk, the latter learns the consequences of teasing. (5-8)

Why Do Cats Meow? and Why Do Dogs Bark? by Joan Holub ($13.99 each) collect facts about felines and canines. (5-8)

Breakout at the Bug Lab by Ruth Horowitz, illus. by Joan Holub ($13.99). A giant cockroach is on the loose during the lab's big celebration. (5-8)

Mama's Way by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Mary Whyte ($15.99). Though she can't afford to buy a dress for Wynona's sixth-grade graduation, the girl's mother hopes to find another way to make the event special. (5-up)

Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Mary GrandPré ($15.99). Annie's grandmother helps her discover connections to relatives from old family stories. (5-up)

A Burst of Firsts by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Brian Ajhar ($15.99), pays tribute to individuals who thought of things no one had ever thought of before. (5-up)

Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell, illus. by Jim Harris ($15.99). Big Bad Gator Claude d sn't expect the spicy surprise Petite Rouge has in store for him. (5-up)

Ribbit Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Robert Bender ($13.99), collects puns, riddles and jokes about frogs. (6-9)

By Lizzie by Mary Eccles ($15.99). Lizzie chronicles a year's worth of pestering and teasing that
a middle child must endure. (8-12)
Stranger in Dadland by Amy Goldman Koss ($16.99). John resolves to make the most of his annual visit to his father. (10-up)

The Memory Prisoner by Thomas Bloor ($15.99). In order to help her brother, Maddie leaves the house for the first time in 13 years. (10-up)

A Diamond in the Dust by Carla Joinson ($17.99) centers on a girl living in a rough mining town. (12-up)

On the Fringe, edited by Donald R. Gallo ($17.99). Young-adult authors offer stories describing experiences of school outsiders. (12-up)

Crazy Loco by David Rice ($16.99) collects short stories about Mexican-American youngsters in Texas. (12-up)


The Conflict by Judy Zocchi, illus. by Dan Vannozzi ($15.95). Three performing bears try to save the Sarajevo Circus. (5-9)

Little Lee Lee
returns in Little Lee Lee's Fishing Day by Molly Dingles, illus. by Aimee Bingler ($9.99, up to 6).

Invasion of the Nose Pickers
by Gordon Korman, illus. by Victor Vaccaro ($4.99). Devin and Stan try to prevent an invasion from outer space. (7-11)

You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman by Claudia Mills ($5.99). An academic underachiever finds success in unlikely places. (8-12)

Marisol and Magdalena: The Sound of Our Sisterhood by Veronica Chambers ($5.99). Marisol's mother sends her to Panama to live with her abuela. (8-12)

I Was a Mouseketeer! ($7.99) profiles such former Mouseketeers as Keri Russell, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. (10-up)

Paperback Series
Mickey Mysteries
debuts with Mystery in Midair, Mystery of the Secret Treasure and Mystery of the Garbage Gang ($4.99 each, 7-10). Woody's Roundup adds Bullseye Express, Horsefeathers!, No Cowgirls Allowed! and Bad Bart ($4.99 each, 7-10). New to The Funnie Mysteries are Jurassic Doug and The Bluffington Blob ($4.99 each, 7-10). And The Jersey continues with Team Player, Head Over Heels, Fight for Your Right and Need for Speed ($4.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints
The Winning Attitude!: Michelle Kwan Tells What It Takes to Be a Champion
by Michelle Kwan as told to Laura James ($4.99, 8-12); Dive by Adele Griffin and Star Split by Kathryn Lasky ($5.99 each, 10-14); and The Last Lobo by Roland Smith ($5.99, 10-up).

Walt Disney Classic Editions
adds The Ugly Duckling, adapted by Monique Peterson, illus. by Don MacLaughlin ($14.99, all ages).

Baby's Book of Trucks
($9.95) features photos of trucks of many sizes and colors. (2-5)

My Toolbox ($7.95) is a toolbox-shaped book introducing tools. (2-5)

Rose's Farm ($12.95) packages in a carrying case four board books about farm life. (2-5)

Ted's Truck Stop ($12.95) offers four board books shaped like vehicles. (2-5)

A Child's Book of Values ($12.95) addresses such topics as helping others and being honest. (3-6)

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson ($12.95) presents these classic p ms, illustrated with 14 paintings. (3-6)

DK's Book of Nursery Rhymes by Debi Gliori ($14.95) collects 50 rhymes. (3-5)

All My Shining Silver and Good As Gold by Barbara Baumgartner, illus. by Amanda Hall ($14.95 each), are story collections featuring silver and gold themes and objects. (5-8)

Big Book of Baby Animals ($12.95) introduces young critters. (5-8)

DK Big Book of Planes ($14.95). Photos and text spotlight various kinds of aircraft. (5-8)

Chess for Kids by Michael Basman ($12.95) is a guide to this game. (8-up)

DK Guide to the Human Body by Richard Walker ($19.95) takes a photographic look at the body. (8-up)

WCW: The Amazing Guide ($12.95) offers photos and facts about World Championship Wrestling. (8-up)

Major League Baseball Board Books
scores 123 and ABC ($6.95 each, up to 3). New to My First Books are My First Farm Board Book ($6.95, up to 3) and My First ABC Lift-the-Flap Board Book ($9.95, up to 3). DK Early Learners adds five titles ($9.95 each, 1-3). Jumbo Sound Board Books offers Emergency!, Kitty's Adventure, On the Road and Puppy's Busy Day ($7.95 each, 2-5). My Potty Books has two additions ($7.95 each, 2-5). Farm Animals, Kitten Games, Puppies at Play and Wild Animals are new Soft to Touch Books ($4.95 each, 2-5). Touch and Feel offers Bedtime and Playtime ($6.95 each, 2-5). My First Playboards welcomes My First Number Playboard and My First Word Playboard ($5.95 each, 3-5). There are two additions to My First Packs ($9.95 each, 3-5).

My First Puzzles gains My First ABC Floor Puzzle ($12.95, 3-5) and My First Animals Puzzles and My First Trucks Puzzles ($9.95 each, 3-5). And DK Readers introducesFeeding Time, Diving Dolphin and Rockets and Spaceships; plus four new Jobs People Do titles($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 3-6); Horse Show, Survivors: The Night the Titanic Sank and Eruption! The Story of
Volcan s ($12.95 each, $3.95 paper, 4-7); Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend and George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President by Ron and Justine Fontes; Disasters at Sea by Andrew Donkin; The Story of Anne Frank by Brenda Ralph Lewis; and three new Major League Baseball readersby James Buckley Jr. ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-8); and Dinosaur Detectives by Peter Chrisp, Danger on the Mountain by Andrew Donkin; two Major League Baseball readers by Buckley; and two World Championship Wrestling titles ($12.95 each, $3.95 paper, 7-9).
Joining Share-a-Story are Clara and Buster Go Moondancing by Dyan Sheldon, illus. by Caroline Anstey; I Like Me, I Like You by Laurence Anholt, illus. by Adriano Gon; Mama Tiger, Baba Tiger by Juli Mahr, illus. by Graham Percy; and Where's Bitesize? by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Penny Dann ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 3-6). Atlantis: The Lost Empire offers The Essential Guide ($14.95, 5-8) and The Ultimate Sticker Book ($6.95 paper, 5-8). New to DK Discoveries are Crusades by Richard Platt and Julius Caesar by Chris and Melanie Rice ($14.95 each, 8-up). Fishing and Golf join DK Superguides ($9.95 each, 8-up). New 3D Eyewitness titles are Dinosaurs and Space ($16.95 each, 8-up). Eyewitness Books continues with Everest, First Ladies and Rescue ($15.95 each, 8-up). Protecting Our Planet gains Earthwatch by David Burnie and Oceanwatch by Martyn Bramwell ($16.95 each, 8-up).

Kid's Guide to the Internet
by Dan Whitcombe ($9.95) helps youngsters navigate the Web. (8-up)

Walking with Dinosaurs: The Evidence by Dave Martill and Darren Naish ($14.95) reveals the research behind this TV program. (8-up)

Walking with Dinosaurs: Fascinating Facts by Mike Benton ($9.95) examines the habits and habitats of various animal species. (8-up)

Paperback Series
There are four new My First Look Books ($3.95 each, 2-5). See How They Grow gains Chick, Duck, Frog and Kitten ($3.95 each, 2-5). Read and Listen continues with Action Rhymes; Heidi by Johanna Spyri, retold by Sally Grindley, illus. by Pamela Venus; Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, adapted by Michael Johnstone, illus. by Chris Molan; and Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, adapted by Jane Fior, illus. by Simon Bartram ($7.95 each, 3-5). ASPCA Pet Care Guides adds seven volumes ($5.95 each, 5-8).

Animal Go-Round
by Johnny Morris and Mary Ling ($12.95). Readers turn a wheel to view photos chronicling the growth of animals. (up to 3)

My Big Book of Everything ($15.95) is a word book containing 800 labeled photos. (up to 3)

See How I Grow by Angela Wilkes ($9.95) offers a photographic record of a baby's development from birth to 18 months. (up to 3)

Animal Nursery Rhymes ($12.95) presents a book of rhymes and an audiocassette. (3-5)

Counting Rhymes &Tape ($12.95) is a book and audiocassette package. (3-5)

Lifesize Animal Opposites ($12.95) features photos of animals and rhymes. (3-5)

A Country Mouse in the Town House by Henrietta ($12.95). Readers follow the rhyming text to find a mischievous mouse. (4-8)

Crocodile! Crocodile! by Barbara Baumgartner ($12.95) offers six folktales with cut-paper art. (5-8)

Fantastic Rainy Day Book ($15.95) rounds up 60 projects. (5-8)

How Children Lived ($12.95) profiles 16 children from past times. (5-8)

Jobs People Do ($12.95) examines 50 careers. (5-8)

My First Body Book ($16.95) is an introduction to human anatomy. (5-8)

Times Tables! ($7.95) sets out to teach multiplication. (5-8)

What's the Time? ($9.95). This guide to telling time includes a clock with movable hands. (5-8)

101 Great Science Experiments and 101 Nature Experiments by Neil Ardley and David Burnie ($17.95 each) present instructions for projects. (8-up)

Children's Step-by-Step Cookbook by Angela Wilkes ($17.95) compiles 50 recipes. (8-up)

My Very First Books
adds My Very First Colors, Shapes, Sizes and Opposites Book; My Very First Number Book and My Very First Word Book ($9.95 each, up to 3). Young Classics continues with Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Jane Fior, illus. by Greg Becker; The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Sally Grindley, illus. by Julek Heller; A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by Lucy Coats, illus. by Tim Clarey; and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Adrian Mitchell, illus. by Nilesh Mistry ($9.95 each, 5-8).

Biancabella and Other Italian Fairy Tales
by Anne Macdonell ($1) collects eight stories. (6-up)

The Royal Book of Oz by L. Frank Baum ($9.95). Scarecrow decides to research his family tree. (8-up)

The Welsh Fairy Book by W. Jenkyn Thomas ($6.95) compiles tales of phantoms, fairies and witches. (8-up)

How to Draw by Barbara Soloff Levy ($2.50) outlines the basics of sketching 30 objects. (8-up)

Paperback Series
Little Activity Books
has seven additions, including Knights in Armor Stained Glass Coloring Book by A.G. Smith, Unicorn Stickers by Christy Shaffer and Fun with Chinese Symbols Stencils by Marty Noble ($1 each, 2-up). Learning About adds five titles, among them Learning About Dolphins by Sy Barlowe and Learning About Thanksgiving by Pat Stewart ($1 each, 2-up). There are six new Paper Doll books by Tom Tierney ($4.95 or $5.95 each, 5-up). Among the 12 new titles in the Coloring Book series are Victorian Houses by A.G. Smith ($3.50, 5-up); and A Soldier's Life in the Civil War by Peter F. Copeland and Life in Ancient Polynesia by Y.S. Green ($3.50, 6-up). New Dover Juvenile Classics are At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs ($1.50, 8-up); and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon by George Webbe Dasent and Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling ($2 each, 8-up).

Lighthouse Lullaby
by Kelly Paul Briggs ($14.95) tells of a lighthouse keeper's family on a Maine island. (up to 3)

Antlers Forever! by Frances Bloxam, illus. by Jim Sollers ($15.95). Forest creatures offer advice to a young moose whose antlers start to loosen. (5-8)

Miss Renée's Mice by Elizabeth Hoffman, illus. by Dawn Peterson ($15.95). A family of mice moves into the dollhouses in a seaside home. (5-8)


The Garbage Monster by Joni Sensel, illus. by Christopher Bivins ($14.95). When Jo is slow to take out the trash, it comes to life and hauls her outside instead. (4-8)


Sillwee Wobbert the Happy Heart Kid by G. Robert, illus. by Glenn Lucas ($15), introduces a boy with a heart condition and a heart-shaped head. (All ages)

Holly Pond Hill: A Child's Book of Blessings
, illus. by Susan Wheeler ($9.99), presents blessings, with art that evokes a woodland setting. (All ages)

Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd ($14.99) is a concept book starring a messy dog. (2-5)

A Cuddle for Claude by David Wojtowycz ($14.99). Will Claude's mother ever get around to giving him a hug? (2-6)

Good Dog, Daisy! by Lisa Kopper ($12.99). Baby likes to order Daisy and her pups around, but the dog prefers to call the shots. (2-6)

Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten by Adèle Geras, illus. by Catherine Walters ($15.99). A kitten looks for the perfect spot in which to curl up for a nap. (2-6)

Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven ($16.99). While foul weather keeps the sun away, indoors the baker makes a warm, golden loaf of bread. (2-6)

Big Bad Bunny by Alan Durant, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees ($15.99). Big Bad Bunny is the scourge of the Wild West--until he meets Wise Old Bunny. (3-6)

Round Is a Pancake by Joan Sullivan Baranski, illus. by Yu-Mei Ham ($14.99). Round objects fill the castle during preparations for the king's party. (3-6)

Pepito the Brave by Scott Beck ($12.99). Animals advise a bird who d s not feel ready to fly when it is time to leave the nest. (3-6)

Polly Hopper's Pouch by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, illus. by Lina Chesak-Liberace ($14.99). A kangaroo can't figure out what her pouch is for. (3-6)
Shadow Night: A Picture Book with Shadow Play by Kay Chorao ($15.99). James turns his room into a theater for shadow pictures. (3-6)
Loki &Alex: The Adventures of a Dog and His Best Friend by Charles Smith Jr. ($14.99). Facing pictures contrast Alex's perspective with that of his dog. (3-7)

A Farm of Her Own by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, illus. by Kathleen Kolb ($15.99). Emma discovers a new world when she spends the summer on a farm. (4-8)

Sun Dance Water Dance by Jonathan London, illus. by Greg Couch ($15.99). Friends share a carefree summer day. (4-8)

The Bookstore Burglar by Barbara Maitland, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($13.99). A cat and her ghostly friends fend off a burglar. (5-8)

Oranges on Golden Mountain by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Aki Sogabe ($16.99). While he's in California, Jo Lee's dream spirit keeps his thoughts tied to his family in China. (5-9)

Website of the Warped Wizard by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Jeff Shelly ($14.99, paper $4.99). Jessica and Matt find themselves in a cyberworld populated by modern versions of legendary characters. (7-10)

Berry Smudges and Leaf Prints: Finding and Making Colors from Nature by Ellen Senisi ($16.99) is a guide to creating art from objects found in nature. (8-11)

Deep Doo-Doo and the Mysterious E-mail by Michael Delaney ($15.99). Strange e-mails may give two boys the clues they need to discover the perpetrator of a prank. (8-12)

Food Rules! The Stuff You Munch, Its Crunch, Its Punch, and Why You Sometimes Lose Your Lunch by Bill Haduch, illus. by Rick Stromoski ($19.99, paper $10.99), collects stories, jokes, recipes and facts. (8-12)

Feathers, Flaps, &Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers by Bo Zaunders, illus. by Roxie Munro ($17.99), compiles anecdotes about the exploits of early aviators. (8-12)

Short Takes: Fast-Break Basketball P try by Charles R. Smith Jr. ($17.99) collects p ms and photos about this sport. (8-up)

The Ghost Sitter by Peni R. Griffin ($15.99). A girl who d sn't realize she is a ghost watches over the children of each family that inhabits her former home. (9-12)

Marco's Millions by William Sleator ($16.99) is a prequel to The Boxes. (10-14)

A Face First by Priscilla Cummings ($15.99) centers on a 12-year-old recovering from a car accident. (10-up)

The Gawgon and the Boy by Lloyd Alexander ($17.99). A boy's dread of his aunt turns to admiration when she participates in his dreamed-up adventures. (10-up)

Wolf Star: The Claidi Journals II by Tanith Lee ($16.99) is a sequel to Wolf Tower. (11-up)

Blind Beauty by K.M. Peyton ($17.99). Tessa is determined to ride her nearly blind horse in the Grand National. (12-up)

Board Book Reprints
The Big Book of Beautiful Babies
by David Ellwand ($8.99, 1-4); and When Will It Be Spring? by Catherine Walters ($6.99, 3-7).

Dinosaur World
by David Orme and Helen Bird ($16.99) is a spiral-bound volume that explores the era of dinosaurs. (6-12)

101 Outdoor Adventures: Explore, Discover, and Have Fun in the World Outside!
by Samantha Beres ($7.99) rounds up outdoor activities. (7-12)

Allosaurus!: The Life and Death of Big Al by Stephen Cole ($7.99) focuses on this creature. (7-12)

Volcano!: An Explosive Tour of Earth's Hot Spots by Bill Haduch ($7.99) explains why and how volcan s erupt. (7-up)

Paperback Series
The Crocodile Hunter
gains A Croc's Life and The World's Deadliest Snakes ($6.99 each, hardcover $14.99, 7-up). Emergency Vets starts up with Emergency Vets by Betsy Marino ($5.99, $15.99 hardcover, 8-12).

Stories from Around the World
by Heather Amery, illus. by Linda Edwards ($16.95), is an international collection of tales. (4-up)

Book of the Seasons by Angela Wilkes ($16.95) outlines activities for different seasons. (6-up)

Encyclopedia of World History by Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler and Sam Taplin ($39.95) traces history from prehistoric times to the present. (8-up)

Science Encyclopedia by Judy Tatchell ($39.95) covers numerous branches of science. (9-up)

Timelines of World History by Jane Chisholm ($21.95) chronicles key dates from 9000 B.C. to the present. (8-up)

Introduction to Music
by Eileen O'Brien ($14.95) offers information on classical, jazz, rock and other styles of music. (9-up)

Paperback Series
Rhyming Board Books
debuts with Find the Kitten, Find the Puppy, Find the Bird and Find the Piglet by Phil Roxbee-Cox ($3.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Things That Moveand At Home by Jo Litchfield join First Words Board Books ($4.95 each, 9 mos.-up). New Touchy-Feely Board Books are That's Not My Kitten... and That's Not My Bunny... by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells ($7.95 each, 9 mos.-up). 1001 Things to Spot offers 1001 Things to Spot in the Town by Anna Milbourne ($6.95, 3-up). Great Searches finds The Great Dinosaur Search by Rosie Heywood ($8.95, 4-up). Dinosaurs by Philippa Wingate is new to Spotter's Guides ($5.95, all ages). Everyday Wordswelcomes First Numbers by Jo Litchfield and Felicity Brooks ($12.95, 4-up). Discovery Program launches with Sharks by Jonathan Millerand Birds by Gillian Doherty ($8.95 each, 7-up). Kid Kits gains Wild Flowers of North America ($12.95, 8-up). Time Tours presents A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Egypt by Lesley Sims ($9.95, 12-up). And Software Guides has three additions ($10.95 each, 10-up).

What D s the Sky Say?
by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Tim Ladwig ($17). A child witnesses the changing seasons. (All ages)

Summerbath, Winterbath by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Elsa Warnick ($16), provides a glimpse of a child's life in the early 1900s. (4-10)

Auntee Edna by Ethel Footman Smothers, illus. by Wil Clay ($16), celebrates kinship and family heritage. (5-12)

Loon Summer by Barbara Santucci, illus. by Andrea Shine ($16). A girl learns to adjust to changes in her family. (5-up)

The Loving Arms of God by Anne Elizabeth Stickney, illus. by Helen Cann ($22), is a book of Bible teachings. (6-12)

Finding Out About Holidays
starts up with Chinese New Year--A Time for Parades, Family and Friends and Halloween--Costumes and Treats on All Hallows' Eve by Fay Robinson; Christmas--Celebrating Life, Giving, and Kindness by Arlene Erlbach; and Columbus Day--
Celebrating a Famous Explorer, Independence Day--Birthday of the United States and Thanksgiving Day--A Time to Be Thankful by Elaine Landau ($18.95 each, 6-9). The Super Sports Star series kicks off with Super Sports Star Gary Payton by Judith Mandell; Super Sports Star Kevin Garnett, Super Sports Star Kobe Bryant and Super Sports Star Tim Duncan by Stew Thornley; and Super Sports Star Penny Hardaway by Ken Rappoport ($18.95 each, 6-9). Transportation and Communication rolls out with Cars by James Flammang and Fire Engines by Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn ($18.95 each, 6-9). The Aircraft series lifts off with Air Force Aircraft and Black Hawk Helicopter by Henry Holden, Air Show Pilots and Airplanes by Timothy Gaffney and Stealth Fighters and Bombers by Don Berliner ($18.95 each, 9-15).

Trosper by Jim Woodring ($12.95). This wordless tale about a playful creature is packaged with a CD providing background music by Bill Frisell. (5-8)

My Dad
by Anthony Browne ($16). A boy brags about all of his father's accomplishments and feats of fatherhood. (All ages)

The Journey by Sarah Stewart, illus. by David Small ($16), tells of an Amish girl's first visit to the city. (All ages)

This Boat by Paul Collicutt ($15) celebrates all kinds of boats. (3-6)

Robin's Home by Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Candace Whitman ($16). An anxious young bird learns to fly. (3-6)

William and the Night Train by Mij Kelly, illus. by Alison Jay ($16). A boy on a night train is too excited to sleep. (3-6)

Pug Dog by Andrea U'ren ($15). A puppy teaches her owner a few tricks. (3-6)

Bernard the Angry Rooster by Mary Wormell ($16) is a tale of a proud rooster. (3-6)

The Singing Hat by Tohby Riddle ($16). A hero makes a difficult choice. (3-7)

The Star-Bearer: A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Jude Daly ($16), recounts the creation of the universe according to the ancient Egyptians. (4-up)

Clay by Colby Rodowsky ($16). A girl makes a courageous choice after she and her brother are kidnapped by their mother. (8-12)

Hank's Story by Jane Buchanan ($16). An abused orphan fights for his rights. (8-12)

Playing with Fire by Kathleen Karr ($16). A girl uses her special powers to save her mother. (10-up)

And Sometimes Why by Mame Farrell ($16). After reaching puberty, a boy and girl struggle with their close friendship. (10-up)

Girl of Kosovo by Alice Mead ($16) offers an Albanian girl's perspective on the war in Kosovo. (10-up)

Raising the Shades by Doug Wilhelm ($16). A boy confronts his father about his drug and alcohol addiction. (10-up)

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath ($16). While she waits for her missing parents to return, Primrose receives comfort--and waffles--from a family friend. (10-up)

Mountain Pose by Nancy Hope Wilson ($17). A girl inherits diaries that reveal terrible family secrets. (10-up)

Run If You Dare by Randy Powell ($16) presents a teenager's view of parental depression. (12-up)

A Small Tale from the Far Far North
by Peter Sís ($17, paper $6.95, 6-up); and The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris and John Diamond by Leon Garfield ($18 each, paper $6.95, 12-up).

Paperback Reprint
The Whistling Toilets
by Randy Powell ($4.95, 12-up).

My Baby
by Jeanette Winter ($16). A young woman uses her people's traditional artistry to create a gift for her baby. (3-6)

A Gift from the Sea by Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben ($16), traces the history of a stone that a boy finds on the beach. (3-6)

Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Tomek Bogacki ($16), describes five members of a family--humans and pets. (3-6)

Casey Jones by Allan Drummond ($16) tells of this legendary engineer. (5-up)

The Tomb of the Boy King by John Frank, illus. by Tom Pohrt ($16). P try recounts the discovery of King Tut's tomb. (5-up)

I Am Arachne: Fifteen Greek and Roman Myths by Elizabeth Spires, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein ($16). Her s and heroines from Greek and Roman mythology tell their own stories. (10-up)

Moonpie and Ivy by Barbara O'Connor ($16) focuses on a girl whose mother leaves her in her aunt's care. (10-up)

You Don't Know Me by David Klass ($17). His mother's abusive boyfriend makes an adolescent boy's life more turbulent. (12-up)

Pippi Longstocking in the Park
by Astrid Lindgren, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Ingrid Nyman ($9.95). Pippi and pals confront a gang of bad guys in the park. (4-up)

Heart of Mine: A Story of Adoption by Dan and Lotta Höjer, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard ($14). A couple journeys to a foreign country to adopt a baby. (4-up)

By Geezers and Galoshes! by Lena Arro, illus. by Catarina Kruusval, trans. by Kjersti Board ($14), chronicles an adventure on the high seas. (4-7)

Paperback Reissues
Olaf and Lena Landström's Will G s to the Post Office, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard; and Will G s to the Beach, trans. by Carla Wiberg ($4.95 each, 3-6).

Paperback Reprints
The Araboolies of Liberty Street
by Sam Swope, illus. by Barry Root ($5.95, 4-up); Croco'nile by Roy Gerrard ($5.95, 5-8); Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock ($4.95, 6-8); Not My Dog by Colby Rodowsky, illus. by Thomas Yezerski ($4.95, 7-10); The Trolls by Polly Horvath ($4.95, 8-12); Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse and Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride by George Selden, illus. by Garth Williams; and The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires, illus. by Claire Nivola ($5.95 each, 8-up).

Paperback Series
Women Changing the World
adds Winona LaDuke: Restoring Land and Culture in Native America by Michael Silverstone and Marina Silva: Defending Rainforest Communities in Brazil by Ziporah Hildebrandt ($9.95 each, 9-12).

The Story of Yew
by Guido Mina di Sospiro ($19.95) is about a wise old tree. (12-up)

The Gymnastics Book: The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics
by Elfi Schlegel and Claire Ross Dunn ($24.95, paper $15.95) is a handbook about this sport. (8-14)

I Want to Be...
continues with I Want to Be a Truck Driver, I Want to Be a Nurse and I Want to Be a Teacher by Dan Liebman ($14.95 each, $3.99 paper, 4-7).

Paperbacks in Spanish
Quiero ser camionero (I Want to Be a Truck Driver)
, Quiero ser enfermero (I Want to Be a Nurse) and Quiero ser maestro (I Want to Be a Teacher) by Dan Liebman ($5.99 each, 4-7).

Pants Off First
by Ruth Ohi ($6.95). A toddler undresses himself and then dresses his pets in his clothes in this board book. (2-5)

Ten Little Puppies by Carmen Kingsley, illus. by Sean Cassidy ($6.95). This board book offers a rhyming counting tale. (2-5)

We'll All Go Sailing by Richard Thompson and Maggeestet Spicer, illus. by Kim La Fave ($16.95). Three sailors take to the sea in this tale with gatefolds. (2-5)

Number 21 by Nancy Hundal, illus. by Brian Deines ($16.95). A father turns his new truck into a swimming pool. (4-7)

Enough by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($15.95). Generosity
triumphs over greed in this Ukrainian folktale. (5-8)
A Basket of Beethoven by Susan Currie ($14.95). A boy agrees to protect a classmate from teasing peers in exchange for piano lessons. (5-8)

New First Flight Readers Big Books are Rain, Rain by Maryann Kovalski; and Fishes in the Ocean by Richard Thompson and Maggee Spicer, illus. by Barbara Hartmann ($22.95 each, 4-7)

Blue Ice
by Estelle Salata ($7.95). Hockey player Nick has to decide between two teams. (10-14)

Paperback Reprints
Bye-Bye Pie
by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Ruth Ohi ($6.95, 2-5); A Screaming Kind of Day by Rachna Gilmore, illus. by Gordon Suave ($7.95, 4-7); and Sea Otter Inlet by Celia Godkin ($7.95, 5-8).


Through the Wormhole by Robert J. Favole ($17.95). Teens travel back in time to the Revolutionary War. (10-up)


Jammin' on the Avenue: Going to New Orleans
by Whitney Stewart and The Freedom Trail Mystery: Going to Boston by Nancy Speck ($7.95 each) are volumes that combine fiction tales with travel guides. (9-13)
What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids
by Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer, illus. by Marieka Heinlen ($9.95), presents advice for youngsters. (7-12)

School Power: Study Skill Strategies for Succeeding in School by Jeanne Shay Schumm ($16.95) includes tips on setting goals, writing reports and planning projects. (11-up)

Knowing Me, Knowing You: The I-Sight Way to Understand Yourself and Others by Pamela Espeland and Inscape Publishing ($13.99) aims to help teens gain self-awareness. (12-up)

Robert and the Robot
by Eve Schwab ($15.95). Can the robot Robert discovers help him clean his messy room? (4-8)

The Comic Book Kid by Adam Osterweil, illus. by Craig Smith ($15.95). Two boys venture into the space-time continuum to rescue a prized comic book. (8-12)

The God of Grandma Forever by Margriet Hogeweg, trans. by Nancy Forest-Flier ($14.95). A girl and her grandmother discover their similarities. (10-up)

A Step from Heaven by An Na ($15.95). In this novel, a Korean-born girl tells the story of her acculturation into American life. (12-up)

Carver: A Life in P ms by Marilyn Nelson ($16.95). P try traces the life and work of George Washington Carver. (12-up)

Véro and Philippe
by Caroline Hatton, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($14.95), is the tale of a Vietnamese family living in Paris. (8-12)

Do the Hokey Pokey by Alison McDonough, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic ($14.95). A boy desperately tries to keep his outgoing mother from acting as DJ at a school dance. (8-12)

Rivka's Way by Teri Kanefield ($15.95). A girl in 18th-century Prague dresses as a Gentile boy to explore the world beyond the Jewish quarter. (10-14)

The Lobster War by Ethan Howland ($15.95). An aspiring young lobsterman discovers some troubling truths about his brother. (12-up)

The Very Best Door of All
by Clara Linders and Marijke ten Cate ($15.95). Pip wants to surprise Evan with the perfect present. (2-6)

Let's Go by Charlotte Dematons ($15.95) describes an adventure in an enchanted forest. (3-8)

Beaver's Lodge by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert ($15.95).When Beaver's lodge is destroyed, Bear and Hedgehog decide to help. (4-8)

The School Trip by Philip Hopman, illus. by Tjibbe Veldkamp ($15.95). Davy isn't sure he wants to go to school, so he decides to build his own. (4-8)

Amidst the Gold Dust: Women Who Forged the West
by Julie Danneberg ($12.95) collects biographies of five women who braved the western frontier. (8-12)