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


The Endurance: Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antarctica by Meredith Hooper, illus. by M.P. Robertson ($16.95), tracks Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica. (8-12)

Little Pebbles
starts rolling with Tom Thumb, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Little Mouse and The Emperor's New Clothes, illus. by Charlotte R derer, Myriam Deru and Christophe Durual ($6.95 each, 3-6). How Artists See adds How Artists See Artists and How Artists See Feelings by Colleen Carroll ($10.95 each, 8-11). And Tales of the People gains The Butterfly Dance by Gerald Dawavendewa and How Raven Stole the Sun by Maria Williams, illus. by Felix Vigil ($14.95 each, 8-12).

Portable Pets: Bumble Bee
, Grasshopper, Caterpillar and Snail ($6.95 each) are board books introducing these creatures. (up to 3)

Teenie Bird: And How She Learned to Fly by Greet Bosschaert ($12.95). A bird embarks on a new adventure. (3-6)

Toni's Topsy-Turvy Telephone Day by Laura Ljungkvist ($15.95) offers a twist on the game of Telephone. (3-6)

Sally G s to the Mountains by Stephen Huneck ($17.95). This dog meets new friends on a trip to the mountains. (4-8)

Babar's Little Girl and Babar's ABC by Laurent de Brunhoff ($16.95 each) are two tales featuring the residents of Celesteville. (4-8)

The Sun, the Moon, and the Gardener's Son by Charles Heilbronn, illus. by Y.Z. Kami
($15.95). The Gardener's son tries to make peace between the Sun and the Moon. (4-8)
Circus Train by Jos. A. Smith ($17.95). Will a boy who has just moved to town get excited when the circus arrives? (4-8)

Hello Kitty's Little Book of Big Ideas: A Girl's Guide to Brains, Beauty, Fashion and Fun! by Marie Moss, illus. by Sandra Higashi and Byron Glaser ($14.95), offers advice on a range of topics. (8-12)

Art Ed Books and Kits: Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Jacob Lawrence, created by Janet Boris, edited by Walter Hopps and Deborah Schwartz ($19.95 each), include a book on the featured artist and art supplies for aspiring young painters. (8-up)

Heart to Heart: New P ms Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, edited by Jan Greenberg ($19.95), collects p try aimed at helping children appreciate art. (10-14)


The Return of the Twelves by Pauline Clark, illus. by Bernarda Bryson ($24.95). A boy discovers 12 wooden soldiers that once belonged to the Brontë children. (10-up)

The Golden Age and Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($22.95 each), collect vignettes about the adventures of siblings. (10-up)


Jake the Barbarian by Jackie Leigh Ross, illus. by Rigo Chacon Jr. ($15.95), introduces a trouble-making toddler. (4-8)

The Wherewolf? by Jackie Leigh Ross, illus. by Brad Bauer ($16.95). A girl befriends a grumpy wolf. (4-10)

The Flight of the Sunflower by Melissa Bourbon-Ramirez, illus. by Nadine Takvorian ($16.95). The wind takes a sunflower seed on a journey. (5-10)

The Jelly Boat Book
by Heidi Boyden, photos by Bobbie Lane ($13.95), offers recipes with rhyming instructions. (4-8)


Sister Night &Sister Day by Beth Norling ($14.95) is a tale about sibling rivalry, diligence and laziness. (4-10)

Paperback Series
Tashi and the Big Stinker by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble, is a new Tashi title ($5.95, 6-9).


Fishing with Foster: The Legend Begins by Foster Bowman and Turner Bowman, illus. by Larry Brooks ($21.95). A young angler shares stories of his fishing experiences. (5-up)

Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat and the Jewel Thief
by Larry Hench, illus. by Ruth Denise Lear ($17). Daniel and Boing-Boing visit a natural history museum. (7-11)


The Sun Robbers by Gus Clarke ($13.95). Animals try to discover who has stolen the sun. (3-6)

Rock-a-Doodle-Do! by Michael Foreman ($16.95) is a reworking of "The Musicians of Bremen." (5-8)

Houdini the Disappearing Hamster
by Terence Blacker, illus. by Pippa Unwin ($8.95), encourages readers to spot a runaway hamster before his owner d s. (5-8)

Finding Kate's Sh s
by Erica Dornbusch ($17.95, paper $6.95). Kate's imagination soars as her mother searches for the girl's sh s. (2-4)

Bing Finds Chutney by Andrea Wayne von Königslöw ($18.95, paper $5.95). An elephant visits a lonely pig. (2-4)

The Grandmother Doll by Alice L. Bartels, illus. by Dusan Petricic ($17.95, paper $6.95). Grandmother Doll teaches Katy that, even though she has the flu, she has much to be thankful for. (4-7)

Night School by Loris Lesynski ($18.95, paper $5.95). Since Eddie likes to stay up late, his parents enroll him in night school. (4-7)

The Doctor and You by Diane Swanson ($19.95, paper $7.95) introduces readers to the instruments and procedures they may encounter on a visit to a doctor's office or hospital. (4-7)

Paperback Series
Cedric the Seahorse by Jim and Miggie Wyllie launches the Cedric the Seahorse series ($7.95, 2-5).

ARIMAX (215-862-5899)
The Zebra-Striped Whale with the Polka-Dot Tail by Shari Faden Donahue ($18). Maxime and Ariele go on a journey and discover that all that glitters is not gold. (All ages)

The Silliest Shapes and Colors Book in the Wild West
by Madeline Bennett, illus. by Gary Bennett ($14.95). Readers search for various shapes in Wild West settings. (3-7)

Dancing Miranda/Baila, Miranda, baila
by Diane de Anda, trans. by Julia Mercedes Castilla, illus. by Lamberto Álvarez ($14.95). A girl continues dancing after learning of her mother's childhood illness. (3-7)

The Last Doll/La última muñeca by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, trans. by Alejandra Balestra, illus. by Anthony Accardo ($14.95). In this bilingual tale, an old-fashioned doll fears she will be the last one purchased. (3-7)

Magda's Piñata Magic/Magda y la piñata mágica by Becky Chavarría-Cháirez, trans. by Gabriela Baeza, illus. by Anne Vega ($14.95).
Magda saves the day at her brother's birthday party. (3-7)
Muffler Man/El hombre mofle by Tito Campos, trans. by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón, illus. by Lamberto Álvarez and Beto Álvarez ($14.95). Latino folk art inspires a boy and his family. (3-7)

The Orlando Cepeda Story by Bruce Markusen ($16.95) is a biography of this baseball player. (11-up)

Trino's Time by Diane Gonzales Bertrand ($14.95, paper $9.95) is a sequel to Trino's Choice. (11-up)

A School Named for Someone Like Me/Una escuela con un nombre como el mío
by Diana Dávila-Martínez ($7.95) tells of a successful young man who has a school named after him. (8-12)

The Summer of El Pintor by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman ($9.95). When she moves to the barrio, a girl encounters a mystery. (11-up)

New LittleFolk titles are Tuck-Me-In Tales: Bedtime Stories from Around the World by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Yvonne Davis ($9.95, 3-7); Jack and the Animals: An Appalachian Folktale by Donald Davis, illus. by Kitty Harvill; and Why Alligator Hates Dog: A Cajun Folktale by J.J. Reneaux, illus. by Donnie Lee Green ($6.95 each, 4-7).

Paperback Reprint
Greek Myths, Western Style: Toga Tales with an Attitude
by Barbara McBride-Smith ($6.95, 11-up).

Paperback Reissues
The Book of Nine Lives
(formerly Twenty-Two Splendid Tales to Tell) is now available in three volumes: Tales of Trickster, Tales of Nonsense and Tomfoolery and Tales of Wisdom and Justice ($3.99 each, 7-10).

Little Boys Bible Storybook for Fathers and Sons
by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk ($16.99), collects 50 biblical tales. (4-7)

Joining the Cow series are Cow Makes a Difference and Cow in the Dark by Todd Smith ($7.99 each, 4-7).

The Blue Pearls
by Elizabeth Warfel, illus. by Véronique Giarrusso ($16.99). The Littlest Angel searches for special pearls for a special dress. (All ages)

Bunbun, the Middle One by Sharon Pierce McCullough ($14.99). Bunbun celebrates the joys of being a middle child. (up to 4)

There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton ($14.99). Barnyard animals find their way back home for dinner. (up to 4)

Come Here, Cleo! by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford ($14.99). A cat finds more than she expected when she explores the garden. (up to 4)

Bear in Sunshine by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($14.99). Bear helps teach readers about all kinds of weather. (up to 4)

Marmalade and the Magic Birds by Robin Harris ($15.99). Can a cat save his birds from a wily wizard? (4-8)

Grandpa Blows His Pennywhistle Until the Angels Sing by Susan L. Roth ($16.99). Grandpa comes to the rescue when James falls off the barn roof. (5-10)

Board Book Reprints
Bear About Town
and Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($6.99 each, up to 4).

African Animals ABC
by Philippa-Alys Browne ($6.99) is an alphabet book starring animals. (All ages)

Paperback in Spanish
La gallinita roja y la espiga de trigo (The Little Red Hen and the Ear of Wheat)
, retold by Mary Finch, illus. by Elisabeth Bell ($5.99, 3-5).

Paperback Reprint
The Little Red Hen and the Ear of Wheat
, retold by Mary Finch, illus. by Elisabeth Bell ($5.99, 3-5).

Who's That?
by Isobel Gamble, illus. by Tim Warnes ($12.95), is a lift-the-flap tale starring animals. (2-5)

Hide and Seek Birthday Treat by Linda Jennings, illus. by Joanne Partis ($12.95). Little Leopard finds a surprise at home after unsuccessfully searching for friends to help celebrate his birthday. (2-5)

One, Two, Guess Who? by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins ($9.95) is a counting book with a rhyming text. (2-5)

Yucky Stuff by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Chris Fisher ($9.95). A glob of green glue is packaged with this story about a boy who discovers goo that bounces all over town. (4-8)

Bendy Tales
debuts with Little Cheetah Tale, Little Elephant Tale, Little Monkey Tale and Little Tiger Tale by Estelle Corke($4.95 each, up to 3). New to Nelly and Caesar Board Books is Touch, Taste, and Other Feelings by Ingrid Godon ($6.95, up to 3). Launching Open the Little Window series by Emanuela Bussolati, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni, are If You Put..., What Do You Find?, What Do You Need? and Who Lives Here? ($4.95 each, 2-3). Cuddly Cubs Books starts up with Panda Cub's Forest Home and Tiger Cub's Jungle Home by Fran Thatcher ($7.95 each, 2-5). There are four new Chunky Safari Books, illus. by Emily Bolam ($4.95 each, 2-5). New Ben's Books are In the Town and On the Farm by Stephen Caldwell, illus. by Peter Lawson
($6.95 each, 3-5). Draw Boards offers Draw with Bear, Here, There, and Everywhere! and Draw with Cat, In, Out, and All About!, illus. by Claire Henley ($10.95 each, 3-6). Beaded Jewelry, Personalized Jewelry and Tyrannosaurus Model are new Educational Activity Kits ($5.95 each, 6-11). Timeliners by Chris Oxlade takes off with Flight and Ships ($8.95 each, 8-12).
Flop Ear
by Guido Van Benechten ($5.95). Unable to make his ear stand up straight, the title character learns the value of being different. (3-6)

Your Family from the Youngest to the Oldest by Nuria Roca, illus. by Rosa Curto ($6.95), offers family-oriented activities, including drawing a family tree. (3-6)

The U.S. Constitution and You by Syl Sobel ($6.95) explains how the Constitution affects and protects Americans today. (8-10)

Paperback in Spanish
La Familia del pequeño al mayor
(Your Family from the Youngest to the Oldest) by Nuria Roca, illus. by Rosa Curto ($6.95, 3-6).

Paperback Series
There are four additions to little barron's toddler books by Penny Dann ($4.95 each, 1-3). Bilingual First Books gains four titles by Clare Beaton ($4.95 each, 2-up). Joining "Starting Off With" Books are Starting Off with Adding and Subtracting, Starting Off with Counting, Starting Off with Shapes and Starting Off with Time ($5.95 each, 4-6). Bunnies is new to Animal Babies ($5.95, 4-7). "A First Look At" Books gains I Miss You, A First Look at Death and My Friends and Me, A First Look at Friendship by Pat Thomas, illus. by Lesley Harker ($5.95 each, 4-7). Games for All Year Books debuts with 100 Games for Summer and 100 Games for Spring by Joseph Allué, illus. by M.E. Solé, N.C. Canals and M.P. Pons ($7.95 each, 4-10).

Girl Talk
by Sandra Byrd ($7.99) answers girls' questions. (8-12)

Where Ya Gonna Go? by Kevin Johnson ($9.99) is a guide for high school graduates. (17-18)

Paperback Series
New to Janette Oke's Animal Friends are Prairie Dog Town, Trouble in a Fur Coat and Maury Had a Little Lamb ($5.99 each, 6-10). Hero Tales adds Hero Tales IV by Dave and Neta Jackson ($12.99, 6-12). AstroKids gains Wired Wonder Woof and Miko's Muzzy Mess by Robert Elmer ($4.99 each, 7-13). New KidWitness Tales are Galen and Goliath by Lee Roddy and Dangerous Dreams by Jim Ware ($5.99 each, 8-12). Bloodhounds, Inc. sniffs out The Curse of the Horrible Hair Day by Bill Myers ($5.99, 8-13). Girls Only offers Photo Perfect by Beverly Lewis ($5.99, 8-13). And Patricia Rushford's Stranded joins Jenny McGrady Mysteries ($4.99, 12-14).

Poppy Bear: The Garden That Overslept
by Ruth Saltzman, illus. by Catherine Deeter ($15.95). Two children help Poppy Bear plant seeds and flowers. (4-up)

Soul Searching Journal: A Guide to Self Discovery for Girls by Sarah Stillman ($10.95) is a companion volume to Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself.(12-up).

Boys Who Rocked the World: From King Tut to Tiger Woods
by the editors of Beyond Words ($8.95) is a follow-up to Girls Who Rocked the World. (7-16)

So, You Wanna Be a Writer? by Vicki Hambleton and Cathleen Greenwood ($8.95). A career guide. (9-16)


Moon Tales: Myths of the Moon from Around the World by Rina Singh, illus. by Debbie Lush ($22.95), is a collection of stories featuring the moon. (8-11)

Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims by Patricia Borlenghi, illus. by Giles Greenfield ($22.95), tells of animals who make their way across Europe to visit the town of their patron saint. (8-11)

The Emperor and the Nightingale by Fiona Waters, illus. by Paul Birkbeck ($19.95). An adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen tale. (8-11)

The Brave Sister: A Story from the Arabian Nights by Fiona Waters, illus. by Danuta Mayer ($19.95), retells a tale from this epic. (8-11)

Love Me, Love You
by Susan Heyb r O'Keefe, illus. by Robin Spowart ($15.95). A mother rabbit and her baby express their love for each other. (2-5)

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Lorianne Siomades ($7.95) is a board book presenting this rhyme. (2-6)

The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom ($10.95). On her first day of school, Tess wonders what the school bus will look like. (3-7)

Daisy the Firecow by Viki Woodworth ($15.95). A cow takes on the job of firehouse mascot. (4-7)

This Is the Ocean by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Lorianne Siomades ($14.95), follows the process of precipitation from raindrop to ocean. (4-8)

Emma Jo's Song by Faye Gibbons, illus. by Sherry Meidell ($15.95). A girl finds the courage to sing in public when an old hound dog joins her. (5-8)

Last Night at the Zoo by Michael Garland ($15.95). Zoo animals enjoy a night on the town. (5-8)

Mommy P ms by John Micklos Jr., illus. by Lori McElrath-Eslick ($15.95, paper $8.95), collects p ms celebrating motherhood. (5-up)

Sharks! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($15.95), presents facts about sharks. (6-9)

Storm Coming! by Audrey Baird, illus. by Patrick O'Brien ($15.95), compiles p ms about stormy weather. (6-10)

Coyote and Badger: Desert Hunters of the Southwest by Bruce Hiscock ($15.95) tells a story about coyotes and badgers hunting together. (7-10)

Sing of the Earth and Sky: P ms About Our Planet and the Wonders Beyond by Aileen Fisher, illus. by Karmen Thompson ($15.95), offers p ms about the earth, moon, sun and stars. (7-12)

Bobcat: North America's Cat by Stephen Swinburne, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($15.95), examines the behavior and habitat of bobcats. (7-up)

On the Trail of Sacagawea by Peter Lourie ($18.95). Photos illustrate this present-day journey following Sacagawea's trail from North Dakota to Oregon. (7-up)

Dear Mother, Dear Daughter: P ms for Young People by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Gil Ashby ($15.95). A mother and daughter converse through p try. (10-12)

Groover's Heart by Carole Crowe ($15.95). A girl discovers the truth about her parents' deaths and forges a new life for herself. (10-up)

Fun to Play Recorder Book
by Maureen Brett Hooper, illus. by Judith Hunt ($14.95), offers instructions for playing 30 tunes on the recorder. (7-up)

Paperback Reprints
Six Creepy Sheep
by John O'Brien ($8.95, 2-6); Horsepower: The Wonder of Draft Horses by Chris Peterson, photos by Alvis Upitis ($9.95, 4-8); Lemonade Sun: And Other Summer P ms by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist ($8.95, 4-8); Poison Dart Frogs by Jennifer Owings Dewey ($8.95, 5-10); and Grandfather's Day by Ingrid Tomey, illus. by Robert McKay ($9.95, 8-12).

Beginning Bible Stories
and Prayers and Promises by Leslie Eckard, illus. by Nicole in den Bosch ($9.99 each), offer biblical tales and prayers for the very young. (up to 3)

My Happy Heart by Melody Carlson, illus. by Jim Osborn ($12.99), introduces a boy whose heart overflows with love. (4-10)

Excuse Me by Cathy Drinkwater Better, illus. by Nancy Johnston ($11.99), sets out to teach manners. (5-8)

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? by Leslie Eckard, illus. by Judy Sakaguchi ($11.99), encourages children to ask about the way the world works. (5-8)

Little Children's Bible Books
has four additions by Anne de Graaf, illus. by José Pérez Montero ($4.97 each, 3-6). And One-Minute Bible for Kids offers The Guy Who Lost His Beach House and The Kids Who Would Be King by Marnie Wooding, illus. by Chris Kielesinski ($12.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Series
New Heebie Jeebies titles are Piranha Picnic by Rod Randall and Return to Terror Cove by Paul Buchanan ($5.99 each, 8-13).

CALAMUS (323-650-5384)

Annakate's Applesauce by Catherine Kanner ($18.95) is an alphabetical roundup of recipes. (5-10)

A Poke in the I
by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka ($15.99), collects 30 p ms. (All ages)

Farmer Will by Jane Cowen-Fletcher ($14.99). A young farmer's toy barnyard comes to life. (2-5)

In a Minute! by Virginia Miller ($15.99). Can Bartholomew be patient while George finishes his chores? (2-5)

Little Baa by Kim Lewis ($15.99) is the story of a lost lamb. (2-5)

Maisy Drives and Maisy Plays by Lucy Cousins ($4.99 each) are board books starring this young mouse. (2-5)

My Dolly by Woody Guthrie, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky ($12.99), is a follow-up to Howdi Do and Bling Blang. (2-5)

Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? by Petr Horácek ($4.99 each) are concept books for toddlers. (2-5)

Where Is Little Harry? by Graham Philpot ($12.99). Pigs star in this hide-and-seek, lift-the-flap tale. (2-5)

I'm Small by Lilian Moore, illus. by Jill McElmurry ($13.99), presents 18 p ms. (2-6)

Felix Feels Better by Rosemary Wells ($12.99). After he overeats, Felix visits Doctor Duck. (2-up)

The Very Kind Rich Lady and Her One Hundred Dogs by Chinlun Lee ($15.99) introduces a woman and her canine family. (2-up)

Maisy at the Fair and Maisy G s Shopping by Lucy Cousins ($9.99 each, paper $3.29) are adventures based on Maisy's TV series. (3-5)

A Kitten Called Moonlight by Martin Waddell, illus. by Christian Birmingham ($15.99). A mother and daughter rescue a kitten on a winter night. (3-6)

Colors by Robert Crowther ($12.99) is a pop-up book introducing colors. (3-6)

Tom Rabbit by Martin Waddell, illus. by Barbara Firth ($15.99). Sammy leaves his toy rabbit outside alone. (3-6)

Two Homes by Claire Masurel, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton ($14.99). Whether he is at his mother's or his father's house, Alex knows that he is loved. (3-6)

Just Like You by Jan Fearnley ($15.99). A mother's love holds the answer to a young mouse's
important question. (3-up)
Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jill Barton ($15.99). A family sets out for the lake in their rattletrap car. (4-8)

One Day at Wood Green Animal Shelter by Patricia Casey ($16.99) takes a behind-the-scenes look at a bustling animal shelter. (5-8)

The Snail House by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Gillian Tyler ($13.99). A woman tells her grandchildren a story about a snail house. (5-8)

The Cool Crazy Crickets to the Rescue by David Elliott, illus. by Paul Meisel ($13.99, paper $4.50). The young members of this club aid a stray cat. (6-8)

Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? by Lauren Child ($16.99) tells what happens when Uncle Ted comes to sit. (6-10)

Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Jill Barton ($14.99), is a tale about a special pig. (7-10)

The Transmogrification of Rosc Wizzle by David Elliott ($12.99) centers on a boy who begins changing into a bug. (7-10)

Where the Big Fish Are by Jonathan London, illus. by Adam Gustavson ($16.99). Boys propose to set out to sea on a raft they've built themselves. (7-10)

Interrupted Journey by Kathryn Lasky, photos by Christopher G. Knight ($16.99), offers a photo-essay on sea turtles. (8-12)

The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo ($12.99) reveals the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and a girl. (10-up)

Things I Have to Tell You, edited by Betsy Franco, photos by Nina Nickles ($15.99, paper $8.99). Teenage girls tell their own stories in p try and prose. (12-up)

The Brimstone Journals by Ron K rtge ($15.99). A teen's journal describes the students and goings-on at a suburban high school. (14-up)

The Very Busy Life of Olaf and Venus
by Pierre Pratt debuts with Car, Home, Park and Shopping ($4.99 each, 2-up). Pip the Penguin stars in Here It Is!, How Many? Too Many!, It's Only Me! and Say Cheese, Please? by Leslie McGuirk ($3.99 each, 3-7). Brand New Readers introduces Piggy and Dad by David Martin, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz; The Rosa Stories by Sheila White Samton; and Wow, It's Worm! by Kathy Caple ($10.99 the slipcased set, $4.99 paper set, 4-7).

Flora McDonnell's ABC
by Flora McDonnell and Once Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jane Chapman ($6.99 each, up to 2); and I Sure Am Glad to See You, Blackboard Bear by Martha Alexander ($10.99, 3-6).

Maisy's Big Flap Book
by Lucy Cousins ($8.99). Readers lift flaps to see Maisy and pals at play. (3-5)

Where's Waldo? Plundering Pirates and Where's Waldo? Fighting Knights by Rachel Wright, based on the characters created by Martin Handford ($3.99 each), are new Waldo adventures. (6-up)

The Reappearance of Sam Webber by Jonathon Scott Fuqua ($8.99). Originally published as a hardcover adult novel, this tells of a youngster's struggle to triumph over fear and despair. (10-up)

Paperback Reprints
My Friend Bear
by Jez Alborough ($5.99, 3-7); Rabbit Food by Susanna Gretz ($5.99, 4-7); What Baby Wants by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jill Barton ($5.99, 4-8); Queenie, One of the Family by Bob Graham ($5.99, 5-8); The Cool Crazy Crickets by David Elliott, illus. by Paul Meisel ($4.50, 6-8); Beany (Not Beanhead) and the Magic Crystal by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti ($4.99, 6-10); There's an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighborhood and Who's Been Sleeping in My Porridge? by Colin McNaughton ($4.99 each, 6-12); When I Was Your Age, Vol. One, edited by Amy Ehrlich ($7.99, 9-14); and You Hear Me?, editedby Betsy Franco ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints
Read and Wonder
reprints are All Pigs Are Beautiful by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Anita Jeram; Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies, illus. by Nick Maland; Chameleons Are Cool by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Sue Shields; and Think of an Eel by Karen Wallace, illus. by Mike Bostock ($5.99 each, 3-up). The History News issues The Stone Age News by Fiona MacDonald and The Viking News by Rachel Wright ($6.99 each, 9-14).

So Slow!
by Dave Saunders ($15.95). A snail tries to travel quickly before the sun dries him out. (3-5)

The Rabbit's Bride by Holly Meade ($15.95). A soft-hearted maiden escapes from the rabbit who wants to marry her. (4-8)

Tupag the Dreamer by Kerry Hannula Brown, illus. by Linda Saport ($15.95). Tupag is given an ultimatum: stop dreaming and start helping, or leave. (4-8)

City Kids by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Theresa Flavin ($15.95), collects p ms about kids growing up in the city. (4-8)

Sky, Sea, the Jetty, and Me by Leonard Everett Fisher ($15.95). A boy watches as a storm gathers, rages and then calms. (5-8)

The Leaving by Bettye Stroud, illus. by Cedric Lucas ($15.95). A girl and her family escape from slavery. (6-9)

The Great Chicken Debacle by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($14.95). Siblings make a deal with their father during summer vacation. (8-12)

Feather in the Wind by Nancy Johnston ($14.95). A teenage girl has trouble adjusting to the changes in her life. (10-14)

Chipper by James Lincoln Collier ($14.95). A boy tries to live his life as his mother would have wanted. (10-14)

The Flavia Girl seriesintroduces Getting Real, Finding My Groove and Just Hangin' Out by Lisa Weedn ($14.95 each, 12-18).

Baby Face
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes ($5.95) displays five pairs of contrasting emotions. (up to 4)

The M&M's Brand Valentine Book and The M&M's Brand Birthday Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Peggy Tagel ($6.95 each), are board books that set out to teach colors and counting skills. (2-6)

Butterflies Fly by Yvonne Winer, illus. by Karen Lloyd-Jones ($16.95, paper $6.95), presents p try focusing on butterflies. (4-9)

The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams ($16.95, paper $6.95) introduces U.S. coins and counting concepts. (5-9)

Underwater Counting: Even Numbers by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrycki ($16.95, paper $6.95). A journey under water teaches readers to count by two. (6-9)

Footprints on the Moon by Alexandra Siy ($16.95, paper $7.95) chronicles human endeavors to explore outer space. (6-12)

Board Book in Spanish
Cara de bebé (Baby Face)
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes ($5.95, up to 4).

It's a Kid's World
gains Come Out and Play by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko ($15.95, paper $6.95, 2-6).

The M&M's Brand Easter Egg Hunt Book
by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Peggy Tagel ($6.95), encourages readers to use these candies to participate in a holiday hunt. (2-6)

Paperback Series
Animal Close-Ups
welcomes The Orca: Admiral of the Sea by Renée Le Bloas and Jérome Julienne ($6.95, 7-10).

Hello Ocean
by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Mark Astrella ($16.95, paper $6.95). A girl uses her five senses to enjoy a day at the beach. (3-8)

Paper Lanterns by Stefan Czernecki ($15.95) is a story about friendship and perseverance, set in an ancient culture. (3-8)

Uncle Rain Cloud by Tony Johnston, illus. by Fabricio Vanden Br ck ($15.95). A Mexican man and his nephew help each other learn English in their new American home. (5-9)

Paperback Reprint
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes ($6.95, 4-8).

Grandma Tells a Story
by Lois Grambling, illus. by Fred Willingham ($15.95). A woman anticipates the arrival of her first grandchild. (2-6)

Sidney Won't Swim by Hilde Schuurmans ($15.95). A boy g s to great lengths to avoid his first swimming lesson. (3-8)

Paperback Reprints
Hush! A Gaelic Lullaby
by Carole Gerber, illus. by Marty Husted ($6.95, 3-7); Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling by Dan Adlerman, illus. by Kim Adlerman ($6.95, 4-7); The Red Sh s by Barbara Bazilian ($6.95, 6-10); and The First Starry Night by Joan Shaddox Isom ($6.95, 6-12).

Latinos in the Limelight
launches with eight titles, including Christina Aguilera by Susan Korman, Jeff Bezos by Virginia Brackett and Cameron Diaz by Kieran Scott ($17.95 each, 8-up). Canada in the 21st Century debuts with 15 books, among them British Columbia, Ontario and Canada: Facts &Figures by Suzanne Levert and Nunavut by Norma Jean Lutz ($18.95 each, 8-up). New to African-American Achievers are Black Filmmakers by Cookie Lommel, The
History of Gospel Music by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden, The History of Motown by Virginia Aronson and The NAACP by Darren Rhym ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). There are six new Overcoming Adversity titles, among them Lance Armstrong by John Thompson and Shania Twain by Dwayne Pickels ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). Mother Teresa by Tracy Dils joins Women of Achievement ($19.95, 10-up).
Black Americans of Achievement greets Angela Bassett by Dennis Tuttle ($19.95, paper $9.95, 10-up). Five titles join Great Disasters: Reforms and Ramifications, including The Bombing of Hiroshima by John Ziff and The Holocaust by Judy Hasday ($19.95 each, 10-up). New to Exploration of Africa: The Emerging Nations are South Africa by Bruce and Becky Fish and Nigeria by Dan Harmon ($29.95 each, 12-up). Among the 18 new Bloom's Bio Critiques are Maya Angelou by Cindy Dyson, Geoffrey Chaucer by Ellyn Sanna, Robert Frost by Bruce and Becky Fish and Edgar Allan P by Kay Cornelius ($24.95 each, 13-up). Crime, Justice, and Punishment gains six volumes, including The FBI by Dan Harmon and Victimless Crimes by Justin Fernandez ($19.95 each, 13-up).

Rocks and Shocks: Fun Ways to Learn About the Earth, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcan s and More
by Michelle O'Brien-Palmer ($12.95) presents earth science projects. (6-9)

Number Sense and Nonsense: Building Math Creativity and Confidence Through Number Play by Claudia Zaslavsky ($14.95) rounds up more than 80 math activities. (8-12)

Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities by Janis Herbert ($16.95) is an activity book based on Marco Polo's travels. (9-up)

The Circus of Words: Acrobatic Anagrams, Parading Palindromes, Wonderful Words on a Wire, and More Lively Letter Play by Richard Lederer, illus. by Dave Morice ($12.95), offers word-related activities. (9-up)

The Science of Life: Projects and Principles for Beginning Biologists by Frank Bottone Jr. ($14.95) collects 25 biology projects. (9-up)

A Movie in My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada
by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Elizabeth Gómez ($15.95). Bilingual p ms center on a boy who moves from El Salvador to San Francisco. (6-up)

Paperback Reprints
Calling the Doves/El canto de las palomas
by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Elly Simmons; and Prietita and the Ghost Woman/Prietita y la Llorona by Gloria Anzaldúa, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($7.95 each, 6-up).

Paperback Series
Good Food
digests six new titles, among them I Like Berries and I Like Potat s by Jennifer Julius ($4.95 each, 4-7). Hard Work adds six volumes, including A Day with a Bricklayer by Mark Thomas and A Day with aMechanic by Joanne Winne ($4.95 each, 4-7). Thomas's African Dancing and Square Dancing are among the six additions to Let's Dance ($4.95 each, 4-7). My Pets welcomes six new books, including My Cat by Cate Foley and My Guinea Pig by Sarah Hughes ($4.95 each, 4-7). Nine volumes join Rookie Readers, including Hello,Doctor by David Marx ($4.95, 5-6); and Sand by Pam Miller and The Long Way Home by Larry Dane Brimner ($4.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Español says "¡Hola!" to nine titles ($4.95 each, 5-6). An Earthworm's Life and A Hummingbird's Life by John Himmelman are new to Nature Upclose ($6.95 each, 5-7). Rookie Read-About Geography and Rookie Read-About Science each add four titles each; and Rookie Read-About Holidays has six additions ($5.95 each, 6-7).

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists welcomes Dorothea Lange, Edgar Degas and Norman Rockwell by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). True Books: American History and True Books: Space each have four additions; and True Books: Animals and True Books: Earth Science add five titles each ($6.95 each, 8-10). Cornerstones of Freedom introduces The Changing White House by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial by Anne Phillips, Impeachment by Andrew Santella and The National Mall by Brendan January ($5.95 each, 9-11). Cities of the World visits Dallas by Deborah Kent and Toronto by Barbara Radcliffe and Stillman Rogers ($9.95 each, 9-14). Extraordinary People welcomes Extraordinary People of the Harlem Renaissance by Stephen and Sheila Jackson Hardy ($6.95, 11-up). Builtfor Speed zooms on with eight new volumes, including Drag Racer by Matthew Pitt and Speed Boat by Mark Beyer ($6.95 each, 12-18). Among the seven additions to Celebrity Bios are Britney Spears by Morgan Talmadge and Freddie Prinze Jr. by Kristin McCracken ($6.95 each, 12-18).


Granny Green, Flying Detective
by Tony Hickey ($7.95) is the third novel featuring this Irish witch. (7-10)

The Spirit of the Attic by Mary Arrigan ($8.95). An Irish girl explores strange happenings at Heather Grange. (8-12)

Growing Pains by Kate McMahon ($8.95). An Irish girl learns about horses, as well as about herself. (8-12)

Circle of Daredevils by Paul Bradshaw ($8.95). Irish children start a daredevil club. (10-12)

Paperback Series
continues with Scout by Peter Regan ($7.95, 10-12).

by Sue Baker, illus. by Richard Hatfield ($6.99, giant format $12.99), takes a 3-D look at this species. (4-10)

The First Christmas by Kees M rbeek ($19.99) is a pop-up retelling of the Nativity story. (4-11)

Numbers Factory ($12.99) sets out to teach multiplication and division. (5-10)

Classic Books with Holes
by Pam Adams gains There Was an Old Lady, This Old Man, Old Macdonald and The House That Jack Built ($4.99 each, up to 6). New Pocket Pals by Michael Twinn, illus. by Adams, are Lion, Tiger, Elephant and Hippo ($1.99 each, 2-6). Book Buddies adds four volumes ($4.99 each, 3-6). New Roly Poly Books by Kees M rbeek are Old Macdonald, Nursery Rhymes and Numbers ($9.99 each, 3-6). Joining Play Packs are Frogs and Bats ($7.99 each, 4-7).

Salamatu and Kandoni Go Missing
by Steve Brace, illus. by Annie Kubler ($4.99). A girl's goat follows her to school in this tale set in Ghana. (5-8)

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New Caillou board books are Caillou Says No! and Caillou: A Nice Surprise by Nicole Nadeau, illus. by Hélène Desputeaux ($5.95 each, 2-up).

stars in four new board books: Caillou: My Mommy, Caillou: My Daddy, Caillou: My Birth and Caillou Discovers by Christine L'Heureux, illus. by Hélène Desputeaux ($3.95 each, 9 mos.-up).

Paperback Series
Caillou: The Shopping Trip and Caillou: The Babysitter are new Caillou tales ($3.95 each, 3-up).

New Caillou board books with flaps are Caillou: Tell Me Where, Caillou: Tell Me Which, Caillou: One or Many and Caillou: Tell Me What by Fabien Savary, illus. by Tipéo ($4.95 each, 18 mos.-up).

When I Grow Up
by Charise Mericle Harper ($14.95). Thoughtful, optimistic and imaginative are some of the admirable personality characteristics that this volume celebrates. (All ages)

Drive This Book and Kiss This Book ($6.95 each). Youngsters push buttons to hear the sounds that vehicles and animal kisses make. (up to 3)

Big Noisy Trucks and Diggers ($12.95) reveals the sights and sounds of a construction site. (2-6)

Rhinos Who Play Soccer by Julie Mammano ($12.95). The rhinos who surfed and snowboarded in earlier books take to the soccer field. (2-6)

I Wonder Why by Lois Rock, illus. by Christopher Corr ($14.95), celebrates childlike wonder and curiosity. (2-6)

Sam's Big Book of Words by Yves Got ($12.95). Sam the young rabbit learns new words. (2-6)

Ook the Book by Lissa Rovetch, illus. by Shannon McNeill ($12.95), presents tongue-twisting rhymes. (2-6)

Morning Dance by Todd Hannert ($12.95). Sherman discovers a way to shake up his daily routine. (2-6)

Ghost Wings by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Giselle Potter ($15.95). A girl loses her best friend--her grandmother. (3-8)

Cinderella/Cenicienta, adapted by Francesc Boada, trans. by James Surges, illus. by Monse Fransoy ($12.95, paper $6.95), retells this tale in English and Spanish. (3-8)

Pet Boy by Keith Graves ($13.95). On an intergalactic adventure, Stanley learns the ups and downs of being a pet. (3-up)

Drawing Trucks and Diggers: A Book of Stencils ($9.95) is a drawing guide with 10 stencils. (5-up)

Story in a Box: Cinderella and The Princess and the Pea by Keri Smith ($9.95 each) offer a storybook, paper dolls and a pop-up scene. (6-10)

Big Trucks and Diggers in 3-D by Mark Blum ($14.95). Stereoscopic photography displays large building machines. (6-up)

Abstract Alphabet by Paul Cox ($17.95). Shapes make up letters in this ABC book. (6-up)

Galapagos in 3-D by Mark Blum ($18.95) explores these islands in 3-D. (6-up)

What Can You Do with a Paper Bag? ($14.95) is an activity book inspired by works of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (8-12)

Beadgirl by Mikyla Bruder, photos by David Magnusson ($18.95), contains instructions and materials to make 10 beading projects. (8-up)

The Sketchbook of Thomas Blue Eagle by Gay Matthaei and Jewel Grutman, illus. by Adam Cvijanovic ($16.95), is a fictional sketchbook that tells of a young, 19th-century Native American man. (9-12)

The Amazing Book of Paper Boats by Jerry Roberts, illus. by Willy Bullock ($18.95), offers 18 boat designs and waterproof paper.

El ratoncito pequeño/The Little Mouse: A Nursery Rhyme in Spanish and English
, retold by Pipina Salas-Porras, illus. by José Cisneros ($15.95), is a tale of an innocent mouse and a sweet-talking cat. (3-6)

¡El cucuy!: A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish, retold by J Hayes, illus. by Honorio Robledo ($15.95), is a bilingual tale about a bogeyman who snatches two sisters. (9-12)

Midnight Babies
by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ann James ($15), reveals the secret, after-dark lives of babies. (1-4)

Didi and Daddy on the Promenade by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay ($14), spotlights a girl and her father at this Brooklyn landmark. (2-5)

Beach Day by Karen Roosa, illus. by Maggie Smith ($15). Rhymed verse describes a family's day at the beach. (3-6)

Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur, illus. by Leslie Evans ($15), presents acrostic p ms about this season. (3-7)

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later): 10th Anniversary Edition by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, illus. by James Ransome ($16), includes a new afterword by the author. (3-6)

The Circus Surprise by Ralph Fletcher, illus. by Vladimir Vagin ($15). A clown helps Nick find his parents when the boy gets lost at the circus. (4-7)

Jin Woo by Eve Bunting, illus. by Chris K. S ntpiet ($16). Davey adjusts to his new baby brother from Korea. (5-8)

Gugu's House by Catherine Stock ($14). A girl visiting her artist grandmother in a dry Zimbabwe village learns the value of the rains. (5-8)

Riding the Tiger by Eve Bunting, illus. by David Frampton ($16). In this allegorical fantasy, a tiger invites a boy onto his back and won't let him get off. (6-9)

A Pocketful of P ms by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Javaka Stept ($15). Verse and collage art center on a girl growing up in Harlem. (6-10)

Toasting Marshmallows: Camping P ms by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($15), celebrates a family's camping trip. (6-10)

The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class by Laurie Miller Hornik, illus. by Debbie Tilley ($15), is a novel about a teacher who presides over a classroom full of secrets. (7-10)

Anna on the Farm by Mary Downing Hahn, illus. by Diane de Groat ($15), is a companion book to Anna in the City. (7-10)

Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young: Uncovering the Mystery of Dinosaur Families by Kathleen Weidner Z hfeld, illus. by Paul Carrick and Bruce Shillinglaw ($17), examines what life was like for dinosaurs and their young. (7-11)

Wildflowers Around the Year by Hope Ryden ($17). Essays and photos introduce 30 wildflowers. (9-up)

Straw into Gold by Gary Schmidt ($16) is a fantasy inspired by the story of Rumpelstiltskin. (10-14)

One Unhappy Horse by C.S. Adler ($15) tells of the friendship between a 12-year-old girl and the elderly woman who helps the child cope with her horse's illness. (10-14)

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park ($15). An orphan in 12th-century Korea dreams of becoming a master potter. (10-14)

Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown by Elaine Landau ($17) focuses on the life of this survivor. (10-14)

Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind by Catherine Reef ($19) is a biography illustrated with archival photos. (10-up)

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner ($16). The Caldecott Medalist deconstructs the classic nursery rhyme. (5-up)

Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols;
Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs: The Story of the Easter Symbols; and Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols by Edna Barth, illus. by Ursula Arndt ($16 each, paper $7.95, 8-11).

Paperback Reprints
Listen to the Desert/Oye el desierto
by Pat Mora, illus. by Francisco Mora ($6.95, 3-7); Nugget &Darling by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Sue Truesdell, and Temple Cat by Andrew Clements, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($5.95 each, 5-8); Paperboy by Mary Kay Kr ger and Louise Borden, illus. by Ted Lewin; The Ghost Dance by Alice McLerran, illus. by Paul Morin; and The Sad Night: The Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss by Sally Schofer Mathews ($6.95 each, 5-8); Our Teacher's Having a Baby by Eve Bunting, illus. by Diane de Groat ($5.95, 5-9); It G s Eeeeeeeeeeeee! by Jamie Gilson, illus. by de Groat ($4.95, 7-10); and The Earliest Americans by Helen Roney Sattler, illus. by Jean Day Zallinger ($9.95, 10-up).

Sheep Sleep
and Sheep Share by Anne Catharine Blake ($5.99 each) are board books to teach infants some basics. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)

Grandpa, Is There a Heaven? by Katherine Bohlmann, illus. David Erickson ($14.99), is designed to share Scripture-based explanations of the death of loved ones. (4-7)

The Easter Cave by Carol Wedeven, illus. by Len Ebert ($9.99), focuses on the Easter story. (4-7)

Parables in Action
gains Flip-Flop Fishing and Dog Paws and Sandy Claws by Susan Titus Osborn, illus. by Julie Durrell ($4.99 each, 4-7); Arch Books adds Jacob's Dream, Jericho's Tumbling Walls, Jesus Washes Peter's Feet and The Week That Led to Easter ($2.29 each, 5-9); Slam Dunk dribbles on with Camp Bee-a-Champ and Double Whammy by Tess Eileen Kinding ($4.99 each, 6-9); The Misadventures of Willie Plummet carries on with Lock-In and A House Divided by Paul Buchanan and Rod Randall ($5.99 each, 8-12); and Horsefeathers trots on with Horsefeathers Mystery and All the King's Horses ($5.99 each, 12-16).

So Big
folds out into a growth chart and So Smart is a learning chart, both by Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by Dana Regan ($5.99 each). (2-5).

The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook
by Robin Currie, illus. by Cindy Adams ($11.99), collects 16 biblical tales about Christmas. (up to 3)

The Patchwork Family by Jeanne Zornes ($10.99). A boy has trouble adjusting to his father's new marriage. (4-7)

The Story of the Ant by Matt Whitlock ($10.99). An ant who lacks confidence seeks help from an unreliable spider and grasshopper. (4-7)

Kim's Diary by Ken Gire ($4.99) is a sequel to Treasure in an Oatmeal Box. (8-12)

Just Between God &Me: A Personal Diary of Faith ($14.99) encourages girls to discover new ways to build their relationship with God. (8-12)

Exploring Ancient Cities of the Bible by Michael Carroll, illus. by Caroline Carroll ($15.99), explores the archaeology of biblical locales. (8-up)

Hands Off! They're Mine! ($4.99) introduces a squirrel who has trouble sharing. (3-5)

No Slurping, Little Pig ($4.99) is a tale that sets out to teach table manners. (3-5)

Hop to It, Heather! ($4.99). A girl helps with party preparations in this story about the value of working together. (3-5)

More Cheese, Please! ($4.99) tells of a girl who wants to eat only cheese. (3-5)

Mike Thaler's Heaven &Mirth adds Elijah: Prophet Sharing; John the Baptist: Wet and Wild and David &Bubblebath Sheba, all illus. by Dennis Adler ($10.99, all ages). God Prints by Lois Keffer, illus. by Ed Olson, debuts with Bumbles Tumbles, Pouch Says Goodnight, At Uncle Cheezer's Mouse House and Nip and Tuck Run Amuck ($9.99 each, 3-5); Guess Who Loves Me? and What Herbie Left Behind ($9.99 each, 4-7); and Family Funstuff Bible Stories ($9.99, 6-10). New to Attitude Adjusters are Tattletale Tilly, Wallaby Booth and Violet Victoria ($10.99 each, 4-7). Kirkland Street Kids welcomes Gregory Is Grouchy and Sarah Is Scared by Sandy Silverthorne ($10.99 each, 4-7).

Let's Count
, Let's Go to the Store and Let's Share by Larry Burkett ($6.99 each) introduce the concepts of counting, budgeting and sharing. (up to 3)

The Children's Discovery Bible, Drew Rose ($18.99), presents more than 50 biblical stories. (4-7)

Money Planner for Kids by Larry Burkett ($6.99) provides financial advice from a biblical perspective. (8-12)

Paperback Series
Getting to Know God
offers God Knows What's Best for Me and God Is Very Holy by Denise Vesey, illus. by Victoria Fazier ($3.99 each, 3-5). The Taletellers series by T.F. Marsh continues with The Persian Plot and The Super Secret ($3.99 each, 4-7).

The Journey to Bethlehem
by Chris Molan ($16.99) retells the biblical story of Mary's and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. (All ages)

The Very Worried Sparrow by Meryl Doney, illus. by William Geldart ($6.99). A sparrow who worries about everything is comforted by its faith. (3-5)

Prayers to Know by Heart by Lois Rock, illus. by John Wallace ($6.99), collects p ms that encourage children to pray. (3-5)

The First Rainbow by Su Box, illus. by Susie Poole ($14.99) retells the story of Noah's ark. (4-7)

The Knock-Out Story of David &Goliath by Nicky Farthing, illus. by Bernice Lum ($12.99), retells this biblical tale. (4-7)

The Pearl of Great Price by Mary Joslin, illus. by Meilo So ($12.99), offers a parable that encourages children to make wise choices. (4-7)

Christmas Rhymes &Carols by Lois Rock, illus. by John Wallace ($6.99), compiles 12 holiday rhymes and songs. (4-7)

The Babe in the Manger by Susan Ankeny, illus. by Susan Jane Morris ($12.99), presents a p m that retells the Nativity story. (4-7)

Who Is Jesus? by Sarah Hall, illus. by Lisa Berkshire ($17.99). Stories chronicle Jesus' life. (4-7)

Come Like Shadows
by Welwyn Wilton Katz ($7.95) is a story about a girl directing a production of Macbeth. (14-up)

Willow Creek Summer by Kathleen Wiebe ($7.95) tells of a Mennonite girl who begins to question her religion. (12-up)

The Innocent Polly McDoodle by Mary Woodbury ($6.95) is a mystery in which Polly the detective is up against herself. (12-up)

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Who Lives in the Snow?
by Jennifer Berry Jones, illus. by Consie Powell ($15.95), is an introduction to winter ecology. (4-10)

Benny's Flag by Phyllis Krasilovsky, illus. by Jim Fowler ($15.95, paper $7.95), tells the true story of the Alaskan boy who designed his state's first flag. (5-8)

I Wish I Could Fly with the Raptors
by Gordy Slack, illus. by C. Buck Reynolds ($6.95), examines the most common species of raptors. (9-12)

Paperback Series
Nature Unfolds
offers Nature Unfolds the Poles by Bernard Stonehouse and Nature Unfolds the Tropical Rainforest by Gerard Cheshire ($9.95 each, 6-14). I'm the Chef serves up Quick and Easy Italian Cookbook and Quick and Easy French Cookbook by Rosalba Gioffre; Quick and Easy Chinese Cookbook by Frances Lee and Quick and Easy Mexican Cookbook by Karen Ward ($8.95 each, 7-12). The Science of Living Things adds What Are Camouflage and Mimicry? and How Do Animals Find Food? by Bobbie Kalman, What Is a Bear? by Kalman and John Crossingham and What Is a Horse? by Kalman and Heather Levigne ($5.95 each, 7-12). Native Nations of North America adds four titles by Bobbie Kalman ($7.95 each, 8-14). We Came to North America welcomes The Germans, The Irish, The Poles and The Japanese by Greg Nickles ($8.95 each, 8-14). And among the 15 additions to Lands, Peoples and Cultures are Italy--The Land by Greg Nickles, Germany--The People by Kathryn Lane and China--The Culture, Rev. Ed. by Bobbie Kalman ($7.95 each, 9-14).

Audreena: The Birthday Fairy
by Stephanie Sample, illus. by Scott Sample ($15.95). The tooth fairy's daughter helps youngsters celebrate their birthdays. (4-7)

Kids Gone Fishin'
by Dave Maas ($12.95) outlines the basics of fishing. (8-13)

Ocean Animals
by Laura Evert, Julia Vogel, Kathy Feeney and Patricia Corrigan, photos by John McGee ($14.95). Text and photos focus on sharks, dolphins, manatees and whales. (7-10)

Our Wild World
introduces six titles, including Bison by Cherie Winner and Whales by Patricia Corrigan ($7.95 each, 7-10). Joining It's Nature is Ferocious Fangs by Sally Fleming, illus. by Kay Underwood ($7.95, 8-11).


How Much Land D s a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy, illus. by Elana Abesinova ($15.95). In this 1886 tale, a greedy peasant may acquire as much land as he can walk around in one day. (4-8)

Beary Bears
continues with Hi!, I'm Mulbeary; Hi!, I'm Loganbeary; and Hi!, I'm Bluebeary by Melody Carlson ($6.99 each, 3-5).