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

Tagbook: The Bolt Book of Questions and Answers
by the editors of Bolt ($9.95). The editors of this teen Web site answer teenagers' questions. (15-up)

TICKTOCK (Consortium, dist.)
Little Horrors by Fangorn ($9.99) is a picture book that introduces seven little characters. (6-8)

Pirates by David Spence ($5.95) offers a history of sea robbers and adventurers. (9-12)

Crime &Punishment by David Spence ($5.95) traces crime and punishment through the ages. (9-12)

Henry VIII &His Six Wives;Elizabeth I &the Armada;Victoria;Medieval Life;Victorian Life and Tudor &Stuart Life by John Guy ($5.95 each) chronicle these eras in English history. (9-12)

TILBURY HOUSE (800-582-1899)
Lucy's Family Tree
by Karen Halvorsen Schreck, illus. by Stephen Gassler III ($16.95). Lucy's
adoption makes her feel "different," but a school project helps her realize there are many kinds of families. (6-10)
Roses for Gita
by Rachna Gilmore, illus. by Alice Priestly ($7.95). Though she misses her grandmother in India, Gita makes friends with the old man next door. (6-10)

Paperback Reprint
Stone Wall Secrets
by Kristine and Robert Thorson, illus. by Gustav Moore ($7.95, 8-12).

J.N. TOWNSEND (603-778-9883)
No Talk! No Baby!
by Martha Dana, illus. by Joyce Garamella ($11.95). A young rhinoceros is upset about the imminent birth of his sibling. (2-5)

Paperback Series
The Secrets of Code Z by T.M. Murphy is a new Belltown Mystery ($9.95, 10-14).

Gray Dawn
by Albert Payson Terhune ($15, all ages).

Paperback Series Reissue
The Belltown Mystery series reissues The Secrets of Belltown by T.M. Murphy ($9.95, 10-14).

TRADEWIND BOOKS (Interlink Publishing Group, dist.)
Lucy and the Pirates
by Glen Petrie, illus. by Matilda Harrison ($15.95). Lucy sets off to find her father, who has been captured by pirates. (4-10)

Yip! Snap! Yap!
by Charles Fuge ($14.95) takes a romp through the world of dogs. (2-4)

Next! Please by Christopher Inns ($14.95) introduces Doctor Hopper and Nurse Rex. (2-5)

Mother Mother I Feel Sick Send for the Doctor Quick Quick Quick by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree ($15.95). What has made a boy feel ill? (4-7)

Gem by Emma Kallok, illus. by J l Bower ($14.95). A thoughtful neighbor helps a girl welcome her new sibling. (5-7)

Crashed, Smashed, and Mashed: A Trip to Junkyard Heaven by Joyce Slayton Mitchell, photos by Steven Borns ($14.95), visits an auto salvage yard. (6-up)

Born to Be a Cowgirl: A Spirited Ride Through the Old West by Candace Savage ($15.95, paper $9.95) centers on a western cowgirl. (8-12)

Danger Boy: Ancient Fire by Mark London Williams ($16.95, paper $5.95). In the year 2019, a boy becomes tangled up in time when an experiment g s wrong. (9-12)

Alexandra Rambles On
debuts with One Puppy Three Tales by Karen Salmansohn ($12.95, 9-12).

Frog Girl
by Paul Owen Lewis ($6.95). To save her village, a girl must find out where the frogs have gone. (5-7)

New to Look, Learn &Do is Extraordinary Projects from Ordinary Objects by Mark Icanberry ($14.95, 6-11).

Do You Really Know Your Pet?: A Pet Science Kit
by Luann Colombo, illus. by Peter Georgeson ($6.95), aims to show readers how their dog or cat perceives the world. (6-12)

Garfield and the Wicked Wizard by Jim Davis ($2.95). Can Garfield rescue a king from an evil wizard? (7-10)

How to Draw Monster Jam Featuring World Championship Wrestling Monster Trucks and How to Draw Nintendo Her s and Villains by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Ron Zalme ($3.95 each), are drawing guides. (7-12)

Amazing Head-Spinning Mazes by Rolf Heimann ($4.95) collects mazes and puzzles. (7-14)

Race the Clock Mazes by Patrick Merrell ($3.95) challenges kids to beat the clock while solving maze puzzles. (8-12)

Word Jam: An Electrifying, Mesmerizing, Gravity-Defying Guide to a Powerful and Awesome Vocabulary by Walt "Clyde" Frazier ($6.95) is a guide to building one's vocabulary. (8-up)

Paperback Series
Wyrd Museum
starts up with The Woven Path and The Raven's Knot by Robin Jarvis ($4.95 each, 11-up).

Paperback Reissues
My Cat Is Going to the Dogs
by Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee ($3.50, 5-8).

Paperback Series Reissues
The Circle of Magic
reissues The Wizard's Castle by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald,
illus. by Judith Mitchell ($3.95, 8-12).
Good Night, Princess Pruney T s
by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore ($15.95), is a
bedtime tale featuring a father and daughter. (4-8)
Coming Home: A Story of Josh Gibson, Baseball's Greatest Home Run Hitter by Nanette Mellage, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ($15.95), focuses on this African-American player. (4-8)

Paperback Reprints
The Luckiest Leprechaun
by Justine Korman, illus. by Denise Brunkus; and Can I Have a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dad? Can I? Please!? by Lois G. Grambling, illus. by Penny L.C. Hauffe ($5.95 each, 4-8); and Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story by Eve Bunting, illus. by Ben Stahl ($5.95, 5-12).

When We Go Camping
by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Andrew Kiss ($14.95), follows a family's camping expedition. (All ages)

Kate Can't Wait by Marilyn Eisenstein, illus. by Miranda Jones ($12.95). When she moves to a farm, Kate learns to be patient. (3-5)

Trunks All Aboard: An Elephant ABC by Barbara Nichol, illus. by Sir William Cornelius Van Horne ($14.95), features art created by a railroad magnate at the turn of the last century. (3-6)

Where I Live by Frances Wolfe ($14.95). The young narrator tells of her seaside home. (3-6)

Bun Bun's Birthday by Richard Scrimger, illus. by Gillian Johnson ($12.95). A family enjoys a birthday celebration. (3-6)

Sindbad in the Land of Giants by Ludmila Zeman ($17.95) is a sequel to Sindbad. (6-up)

Her s of Isle aux Morts by Alice Walsh, illus. by Geoff Butler ($14.95), is the true story of a rescue by a girl and her dog off the coast of Newfoundland in 1832. (8-11)

Pioneer Girl by Maryanne Caswell, illus. by Lindsay Grater ($16.95). In letters to her grandmother, a girl describes her family's homesteading journey across Canada in 1832. (10-up)

Book in French
Sindbad et les géants (Sinbad in the Land of Giants)
by Ludmila Zeman ($17.95, 6-up).

Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace
by Mary Borsky, illus. by Linda Hendry ($7.95). An imaginative dog tries to help his owners with their restaurant. (8-11)

Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships: Great Inventions in Communications by Alannah Hegedus and Kaitlin Rainey, illus. by Bill Slavin ($17.95), documents 10 inventions and suggests projects for aspiring inventors. (9-up)

Song of the Sea: Myths, Tales, and Folklore by Ann Spencer, illus. by Mark Lang ($17.95), collects myths and legends about the sea. (10-up)

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet
by Lotta Carswell Hume, illus. by Koon-chiu Lo; and The Slant Book, The Rocket Book and The Hole Book by Peter Newell ($16.95 each, all ages).

Fun with Math
($19.95, paper $14.95) offers four Action Math titles in one volume. (3-11)

Watch It Grow ($12.95, paper $5.95) explains the basics of gardening. (7-10)

The Presidents by Simon Adams ($16.95, paper $9.95) focuses on the U.S. Presidents and key events during their terms. (8-11)

Living History ($29.95, paper $19.95) and Living Science ($24.95, paper $19.95) compile information from books in the Make It Work! History series and the Make It Work! Science series, respectively. (8-11)

Planet Earth ($24.95, paper $19.95) explores volcan s, icebergs, jungles and storms. (8-11)

Fun to Make &Do ($24.95, paper $19.95) presents craft projects. (8-11)

Rights of the Child ($14.95, paper $9.95) examines the 54 articles of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. (8-11)

Animal Pairs
offersBears Love Honeyand Pigs in Pinkby Christiane Gunzi ($4.95 each, 2-5). My Very First Look At issues Colors, Numbers, Shapes and Sizes by Gunzi ($8.95 each, paper $4.95, 2-5). New Talk Together titles are Is Anyone at Home?, Let's Go Out and About, My Animal Friends and One, Two, Red, and Blue by David Le Jars ($9.95 each, paper $4.95, 2-5). Experiment With... includes Air, Light, Movement and Water by Brian Murphy ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 7-10). Joining Discovery Guides are Ancient Peoples by Claire Forbes, illus. by Peter Kent; Traveling on Land by Deborah Chancellor, illus. by Colin King; and My Amazing Body by Rachel Wright, Ocean Worlds by Francesca Baines and Rain Forest Worlds by Rosie McCormick, all illus. by Stuart Trotter ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 7-10). Crafty Ideas consists of Models, Paint, Paper and Papier Maché by Diane James ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 7-12). Collectafact adds Air, Ancient Greece, Coral Reefs, Deserts, Vikings and Water ($4.95 each, 8-11).

Birthday Blessings
by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Elena Kucharik ($6.99), is a board book celebrating birthdays. (up to 2)

Are Angels Real? by Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. by Elena Kucharik ($9.99), presents rhymes about angels. (up to 5)

Paperback Series
Joining Abby and the South Seas Adventures are California Gold and Secret at Cutter Grove by Pamela Walls ($5.99 each, 8-14). New Mars Diaries by Sigmund Brouwer are Mission: Hammerhead and Mission: Sole Survivor ($4.99 each, 10-14). Left Behind: The Kids picks up The Showdown and The Judgement Day by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye ($5.99 each, 10-14).

Shadow's Stand
by Raymond Teague, illus. by Matt Archambault ($10.95), is a story about how issues like loneliness and animal cruelty can lead to feelings of love and caring. (8-11)

VERDANT (727-867-3937)
Like a Fish on a Bike!
by Brahm Piterski ($14.95). A bike lands in a fish's lake. (8-10)

Baloney (Henry P.)
by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith ($15.99), is a tale containing seemingly alien words that are gleaned from 20 actual languages. (All ages)

Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler ($10.99) pairs baby animals with their parents. (1-4)
Corduroy at the Zoo by B.G. Hennessey, based on the character created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($11.99), is a lift-the-flap story. (1-5)
I Saw the Sea and the Sea Saw Me by Megan Montague Cash ($14.99). A girl uses all of her senses to enjoy a day at the beach. (2-6)

Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99). At a restaurant, Froggy spies an admirer. (2-7)

Let's Count the Raindrops, illus. by Fumi Kosaka ($15.99), offers brief p ms about weather. (3-7)

Nanu, PenguinChick by Theresa Radcliffe, illus. by John Butler ($15.99). Nanu faces the perils of an Antarctic winter. (3-8)

One Dark Night by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung ($15.99). A boy observes a stray cat as a summer storm approaches. (3-8)

My Best Friend Moved Away by Nancy Carlson ($15.99). How can one expect to have fun when a best friend moves away? (3-8)

White Water by Jonathan London and Aaron London, illus. by Jill Kastner ($15.99). A father shares with his son his love of the river. (3-8)

Good-Bye, Tonsils by Juliana Lee and Craig Hatkoff, illus. by Marilyn Mets ($15.99). A girl prepares for an operation. (3-8)

The Turkey Prince by Izzi Tooinsky, illus. by Edwina White ($15.99), retells a Hasidic tale. (4-8)

An Elm Tree and Three Sisters by Norma Sommerdorf, illus. by Erika Weihs ($15.99). Three sisters plant a tree and watch it grow over the years. (5-9)

Silver Seeds by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher ($15.99). Acrostic p ms reveal the world of nature. (5-9)

A Book of Coupons by Susie Morgenstern, illus. by Serge Bloch ($12.99). A new teacher gives each of his students a book of coupons. (8-11)

Bug Muldoon: The Garden of Fear by Paul Shipton, illus. by Elwood Smith ($14.99). Bug Muldoon faces danger while he's on a case. (8-12)

Double Take: The Story of Twins by Daniel Jussim ($17.99) focuses on five sets of twins. (9-13)

My Brother's Ghost by Allan Ahlberg ($9.99). Frances wonders if, after her older brother died, he returned to look after her and her younger brother. (9-up)

In the House of the Queen's Beasts by Jean Thesman ($15.99). Two friends share some secrets and keep others hidden. (10-14)

Soldier X by Don Wulffson ($15.99). After surviving the Eastern Front during WWII, Erik must maintain his disguise as a wounded Russian soldier. (10-14)

Treasure at the Heart of Tanglewood by Meredith Ann Pierce ($16.99). Hannah leaves the magician who held her captive and travels with her talking animal companions. (12-up)

New Easy-to-Read titles are Peter's Neighborhood: Hamster Chase and Willie's Birthday by Anastasia Suen, based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats, illus. by Allan Eitzen ($13.99
each, 5-8). Young Cam Jansen reappears in Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99, 5-8). Hank the Cowdog stars in The Flingby John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald Holmes ($14.99, 8-12). And Fur-Ever Yours, Booker Jonesby Betsy Duffey is a new Booker Jones title ($14.99, 10-up).
Louie's Search
by Ezra Jack Keats ($15.99, 5-9).

Series Reissue
The Whole Story series offers The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, illus. by Tony Ross ($25.99, paper $17.99, 12-up).

Welcome to Kindergarten
by Anne Rockwell ($15.95). A preschooler attends kindergarten orientation. (3-5)

Parts by Shelley Rotner ($16.95) explores the concepts of part and whole by looking at familiar objects. (3-6)

Humpty Dumpty Egg-splodes by Kevin O'Malley ($15.95) offers a Mother Goose spoof. (5-8)

Grandma's Records by Eric Velasquez ($16.95). The author pays tribute to his Puerto Rican grandmother. (5-8)

Desert Trek: An Eye-Opening Journey Through the World's Driest Places by Marie-Ange Le Rochais ($16.95) examines various deserts and the life forms that inhabit them. (6-10)

Bear Dogs: Canines with a Mission by Ted Wood ($16.95) is a photo-essay about the dogs that safeguard the bear population in the Rocky Mountains. (8-12)

Five Ways to Know About You by Karen Gravelle, illus. by Mary Lynn Blasutta ($16.95, paper $10.95), explains astrology, numerology, palm reading, handwriting analysis and the Chinese zodiac. (9-14)

Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America by Jim Haskins ($16.95) profiles African-American magicians. (10-up)

Mud Pies and Other Recipes: A Cookbook for Dolls, 40th Anniversary Edition
by Marjorie Winslow, illus. by Erik Blegvad ($12.95, all ages); Galileo's Treasure Box by Catherine Brighton ($16.95, 5-8); Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl, illus. by Leo
and Diane Dillon ($17.95, 10-up); and Red-Tail Angels: The Story of the Tuskeegee Airmen of World War II and A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the PullmanPorter by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ($21.95 each, 10-up).
Paperback Reprints
Leo Cockroach... Toy Tester
by Kevin O'Malley ($6.95, 5-8); Graveyard Girl by Anna Myers ($7.95, 8-12); and Rosey in the Present Tense by Louise Hawes ($7.95, 12-up).

A Tale of Two Kitties
by Linda Jane Smith ($19.95). Two cats search for their lost sister. (All ages)

The Phantom Cat of the Opera by David Wood, illus. by Peters Day ($16.95), retells this story with feline characters. (All ages)

Paperback Series
Kids Draw
debuts with Dogs, Puppies &Wolves; Cats, Kittens, Lions &Tigers; Baby Animals; Angels, Elves, Fairies &More; Knights, Kings, Queens &Dragons; and Funny &Spooky Holiday Characters by Christopher Hart ($10.95 each, 6-up).

Lizard Island
by Sneed B. Collard III ($12.95). Text and photos explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (14-18)

Babysitting, Revised Edition by Frances Dayee ($8.95) describes baby-sitting situations and solutions. (14-18)

A Girl's Guide to Growing Up by Judith Greenberg ($9.95) addresses such topics as eating disorders, cliques, alcohol and sex. (14-18)

Latino Visions by James Cockcroft ($12.95) celebrates contemporary Latino artists. (14-18)

Paperback Series
Topic Books
adds Bridges and Roads by Nicola Baxter and Castles and Pyramids by Fiona Macdonald ($6.95 each, 7-10). New Watts Reference titles are Ancient Times by Guy Austrian and The Children's Atlas of the World by Philip Steele ($19.95 each, 7-11); Art: An A-Z Guide by Shirley Greenway ($19.95, 11-13); and The Encyclopedia of World Sports by Jack Wukovits ($24.95, 11-13). Joining My Health are Eat Your Vegetables! Drink Your Milk!, Sore Throats and Tonsillitis and Staying Safe by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn; and What Makes You Cough, Sneeze, Burp, Hiccup, Blink, Yawn, Sweat and Shiver? by Jean Stangl ($6.95 each, 8-10). Animals in Order greets Frogs and Toads, Owls and Shorebirds by Sara Swan Miller; and Scorpions by Allison Lassieur ($6.95 each, 9-11). And Wildlife Conservation Society Books gains Chipmunk Family by Lois Brunner Bastian, Golden Eagles of Devil Mountain by Mark Rauzon, A Whale Biologist at Work by Sneed B. Collard III and
Woodpecker in the Backyard by Cathy Mania and Robert Mania Jr. ($6.95 each, 9-11).
Watts Library: Africa--Kings and Queens adds four titles by Sylviane Anna Diouf; Watts Library: History of Slavery has two additions by Shirlee P. Newman and three by Jacqueline Dembar Greene; and Watts Library: Human Health and Disease gains two books by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn and one title by Andrew T. McPhee ($8.95 each, 10-12). New Book Report Biographies are Earvin "Magic" Johnson by Ted Gottfried, Harry Houdini by Dana Meachen Rau, Jesus of Nazareth by Ramsay Harik, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jayne Pettit, Muhammad of Mecca by Elsa Marston and Toni Morrison by Lisa Rhodes ($6.95 each, 11-13). Out of This World soars on with The History of NASA, If an Asteroid Hit Earth, A Look at Mars and A Look at Moons by Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser ($14.95 each, 12-14). Lakes, Ponds, and Temporary Pools by David Josephs joins Exploring Ecosystems ($6.95 each, 13-18).

WELCOME BOOKS (Andrews McMeel, dist.)
The Little Big Book for Dads
, edited by Lena Tabori and Clark Wakabayashi ($24.95). This companion to The Little Big Book for Moms compiles stories, riddles, p try, recipes and songs. (1-8)

The Big Book of Dinosaurs, edited by David Norman ($29.95), offers facts, maps and 3-D art. (10-up)

Freedom Calls: Journey of a Slave Girl
by Kem Knapp Sawyer ($17.95) tells of Louisa's escape from slavery and her friendship with the daughter of an abolitionist. (9-up)

Paperback Series
Young Her s of History
issues Send 'Em South, On the Trail of John Brown's Body and Off to Fight by Alan Kay ($5.95 each, 9-up).

A Baby's Coming to Your House!
by Shelley Moore Thomas, photos by Eric Futran ($15.95). The arrival of a new baby brings changes to a family. (2-6)

1,2,3 for You and Me by Meg Girnis, photos by Shirley Leamon Green ($14.95), is a counting book featuring photos of children. (2-9)

Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds? by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Penelope Jossen ($15.95). Cecelia dreams about a mermaid who, like herself, wets the bed. (3-6)

Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($15.95), shows what happens when farm animals come down with the flu. (3-7)

Mabela the Clever by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Tim Coffey ($15.95), retells an African tale about a cat who invites mice to join a secret society. (4-7)

Cinderdog and the Wicked Stepcat by Joan Holub ($14.95). Cinderdog's life changes when his buddy Cowboy Carl marries Cactus Kate. (4-8)

Supermom by Mick Manning, illus. by Brita Granström ($15.95), pays tribute to mothers and all that they do. (4-8)

Wash, Scrub, Brush! by Mick Manning, illus. by Brita Granström ($15.95), explores hygiene. (4-8)

Ben, King of the River by David Gifaldi, illus. by Layne Johnson ($14.95). Chad worries about a family camping trip with his brother, who has a developmental disability. (5-9)

Girl, You're Amazing! by Virginia L. Kroll, illus. by Mélisande Potter ($15.95), celebrates all that girls do. (5-9)

Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story About Bullying by Becky Ray McCain, illus. by Todd Leonardo ($14.95). A child finds the courage to tell a teacher about a boy victimized by bullies. (6-9)

No Bad News by Kenneth Cole, illus. by John Ruebartsch ($15.95). Marcus learns about the good news in his neighborhood. (7-11)

The Boxcar Children Mysteries
adds The Mystery of the Midnight Dog, The Summer Camp Mystery, The Copycat Mystery and a Special, The Mystery of the Screech Owl, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($13.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-12).

Paperback Series
The Adventures of Benny &Watch: Boxcar Children Early Readers
continues with The Secret Under the Tree and Benny's Saturday Surprise, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($3.95 each, 6-8).

Paperback Reprints
Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce
by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson ($5.95, 3-6); Grandmother's Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain, illus. by Stacey Schuett; and No Time for Mother's Day by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Dorothy Donohue ($6.95 each, 5-8); Pankration: The Ultimate Game by Dyan Blacklock ($5.95, 10-14); and Framed in Fire by David Patneaude ($5.95, 11-14).

Black Stars
continues with African American Women Scientists and Inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan ($22.95, 8-12).

Measurement Mania: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun
and Fabulous Fractions: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun by Lynette Long ($12.95) are math activity books. (8-12)

American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People, edited by Suzanne McIntire ($14.95), collects more than 100 speeches. (10-up)

Paperback Series
Outrageous Women
welcomes Outrageous Women of Colonial America by Mary Rodd Furbee ($12.95, 10-14).

Bake the Best-Ever Cookies!
by Sarah Williamson ($7.95) collects cookie recipes. (8-up)

Paperback Series
Little Hands
welcomes Fingerplays &Action Songs by Emily Stetson and Vicky Congdon ($12.95, 2-6). Joining Kids Can! is Real-World Math for Hands-On Fun! by Cynthia Littlefield ($12.95, 7-12). Skyscrapers! Super Structures to Design &Build by Carol Johmann is a new Kaleidoscope Kids title ($10.95, 8-14). Quick Starts for Kids! presents Be a Clown! Techniques from a Real Clown and Yo-Yo!: Tips &Tricks from a Pro by Ron Burgess; and Make Your Own Birdhouses &Feeders by Robyn Haus ($7.95 each, 8-up).

The Wide World of Suzie Mallard
by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Dominic Catalano ($14.95), introduces the world of ducks. (5-9)

The Dirty Little Boy
by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Steven Salerno ($16.95), tells of a boy who gets dirtier and dirtier until his mother comes to his rescue. (4-8)

A Taste of Honey by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace ($15.95). A father teaches his daughter where honey comes from. (4-8)

Patches Lost and Found by Steven Kroll, illus. by Barry Gott ($16.95). A lost pet inspires creativity in a child. (5-8)

Rooster by Beth Nixon Weaver ($16.95). Feeling stranded on her parents' citrus grove, Kady longs for the life her rich friends have. (12-up)

Dear Mr. President
debuts with Thomas Jefferson: Letters from a Philadelphia Bookworm and Theodore Roosevelt: Letters from a Young Coal Miner by Jennifer Armstrong and Lincoln: Letters from a Slave Girl by Andrea D. Pinkney ($8.95 each, 9-12).

Paperback Series
The Hourglass Adventures
starts up with Rosemary Meets Rosemary and Rosemary in Paris by Barbara Robertson ($4.95 each, 8-10).

Paperback Reprints
Water Rat
by Marnie Laird ($4.95, 8-12); and Firegold by Dia Calhoun ($5.95, 11-up).

Paperback Series
Anything You Can Do... New Sports Her s for Girls
gains Fast Lane to Victory: The Story of Jenny Thompson by Doreen and Michael Greenberg ($9.95, 9-12).

WOLFHOUND PRESS (Interlink Publishing Group, dist.)
Titanic: Voyage from Drumshee
by Cora Harrison ($6.95) is the story of an Irish nursemaid on
board the Titanic. (8-12)
Silent Stones by Mark O'Sullivan ($11.95). Two teens are forced to confront their families' pasts. (12-up)

THE WOMEN'S PRESS (Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Born to Be Wild: The Livewire Guide to Saving Animals
by Juliet Gellatley ($9.95) offers tips about saving animals from abuse and exploitation. (13-up)

First Comes Love
by Jennifer Davis, illus. by Clare Mackie ($10.95), examines courtship, mating and having babies in the animal kingdom and in human families. (4-8)

Pajama Parties: Truth or Dare
and Charades by Kylie Foxx ($7.95 each) are book-and-card packages that offer tips for playing these games. (8-11)

Fraction Jugglers by Ruth Bell Alexander ($12.95) presents a lesson on fractions, plus a deck of cards. (8-up)

Angst: Teen Verses from the Edge!, edited by Karen Tom ($8.95), collects 75 p ms that teens originally posted on the Web. (12-up)

Paperback Series
New Fandex titles areThe Great Paintersby Carolyn Vaughan and The Old Testament by Kathryn and Ross Petras ($9.95 each, 10-up).

Paperback Reissue
Sunflower Houses
by Sharon Lovejoy ($13.95, all ages).

ZERO TO TEN (IPG, dist.)
Uh Oh!
by Sheilagh Noble ($9.95). A kindergartner makes friends on her first day of school. (1-up)

Things I Eat
launches with I Eat Fruit and I Eat Vegetables by Hannah Tofts ($11.95 each, 1-up). Animal Friends Flip-Overs debuts with The Buffalo's Story and the Bird's Story and The Honey Badger's Story and the Honey Guide's Story by Siobhán Brandon and Caroline Jayne Church ($7.95 each, 3-up).

Series Reissues
reissues Farmyard Animals, Rainforest Animals, Polar Animals and Safari Animals, Paul Hess ($5.95 each, 1-up).

Paperback Series Reprint
Folk Tales
adds Shota and the Starquilt by Margaret Bateson-Hill ($7.95, 5-up).

Morning, Mr. Ted!
by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Liz Conrad ($5.99), recounts a day in the life of a girl and her teddy. (up to 2)

What Did Jesus Promise? by Helen Haidle, illus. by Nancy Munger ($5.99), reveals what Jesus said about prayer, giving and making peace. (up to 4)

Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Jane Schettle ($6.99). A boy realizes that Jesus understands his fears about moving. (2-4)

I Love You This Much by Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan ($14.99). This song about a bear's love for a cub, and Jesus' love for all, comes with an audiocassette. (2-6)

Snug As a Bug by Amy Imbody, illus. by Mike Gordon ($7.99), tells of the different ways animals sleep. (4-6)

Mud Pie Annie by Sue Buchanan and Dana Shafer, illus. by Joy Allen ($12.99), introduces a girl who loves to cook with mud. (4-8)

Tales from the Ark by David and Chonda Pierce, illus. by Matt LeBarre ($14.99). What would it have been like if the animals on Noah's ark could talk? (4-8)

He Is Alive! by Helen Haidle, illus. by J l Spector ($12.99), describes the final days of Christ's life. (4-8)

Journey to the Cross by Helen Haidle, illus. by David Haidle ($14.99), uses information from the Gospels to present the events of the Passion and the Pentecost. (6-12)

New to Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faithby Martha Finley are Elsie's Tender Mercies and
Elsie's Great Hope ($9.99 each, 10-14); and Elsie's Life Lessons: A Study Guide on the Fruit of the Spirit ($9.99 paper, 10-14).
Paperback Series
Young Women of Faith Library
adds Lily and the Creep and Lily's Ultimate Party by Nancy Rue ($4.99 each, 8-12); and The Buddy Book and The Best Bash Book by Rue; and Girlz Want to Know: Answers to Real-Life Questions by Susie Shellenberger ($7.99 each, 8-12).