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Children's Spring 2001 List
G-L Continued -- 2/12/01

A Series of Unfortunate Events
adds The Ersatz Elevator and The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist ($8.95 each, 10-up).

Paperback Reprints
A-Hunting We Will Go!
by Steven Kellogg and Circle Dogs by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Dan Yaccarino ($5.95 each, 2-up); Bugs Are Insects by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Steve Jenkins ($4.95, 3-6); I Love Trucks by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern ($4.95, 3-6); Jamberry by Bruce Degen ($6.95, 3-6); But I WaaanntIt! and Why Do You Love Me? by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Martha Lambert, illus. by Daniel McFeeley ($5.95 each, 3-7); The Leaf and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce ($6.95, 3-8); What's So Terrible About Swallowing an Apple Seed? by Harriet Lerner and Susan Goldhor, illus. by Catharine O'Neill ($4.95, 4-8); In My Momma's Kitchen by Jerdine Nolan, illus. by Colin Bootman ($5.95, 5-up); Tornad s by Seymour Simon ($6.95, 5-up); How I Survived the Irish Famine: The Journal of Mary O'Flynn by Laura Wilson ($9.95, 7-10); and Judge Judy Sheindlin's Win or Lose by How You Choose by Judy Sheindlin, illus. by Bob Tore ($6.95, 7-12).

Also, Anna All Year Around by Mary Downing Hahn, illus. by Diane deGroat; Dolphin Treasure by Wayne Grover, illus. by Jim Fowler; The Dragon's Boy: A Tale of Young King Arthur by Jane Yolen; Good Night, Maman by Norma Fox Mazer; Guy Time by Sarah Weeks; Nowhere to Call Home by Cynthia DeFelice; Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Alan Tiegreen; Spring Break by Johanna Hurwitz; and Wagon Train 911 by Jamie Gilson ($4.95 each, 8-12); Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine; and Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards, illus. by Judith Gwyn Brown ($5.95 each, 8-12); Scooter by Vera B. Williams
($10.95, 8-12); Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm ($4.95, 9-up); and Susannah by Janet Hickman ($4.95, 10-14).
Also, All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins; Nowhere to Call Home by Cynthia DeFelice and Preacher's Boy by Katherine Paterson ($4.95 each, 10-up); Golden Mountain Chronicles: The Serpent's Children: 1849, Mountain Light: 1855, Dragon's Gate: 1867 and Dragonwings: 1903 Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition by Laurence Yep ($6.95 each, 10-up); Middle School: The Real Deal (From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks) by Juliana Farrell and Beth Mayall ($9.95, 10-up); Unbroken by Jessie Haas ($5.95, 10-up); The Beetle and Me: A Love Story by Karen Romano Young ($4.95, 12-up); The Dalemark Quartet: Cart and Cwidder, Drowned Ammet, The Spellcoats and The Crown of Dalemark by Diana Wynne Jones; Extreme Elvin by Chris Lynch; and Tightrope by Gillian Cross ($5.95 each, 12-up); and High School: The Real Deal (From GPAs to Graduation) by Juliana Farrell and Colleen Rush ($9.95, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints
My First I Can Read Books
offers Biscuit's New Trick by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; and Thump and Plunk by Janice May Udry, illus. by Geoffrey Hayes ($3.95 each, 3-5). I Can Read Books reprints Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat; Inspector Hopper by Doug Cushman; and Little Wolf, Big Wolf by Matt Novak ($3.95 each, 4-8). Riverside Kids greets Busybody Nora, Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business, Rip-Roaring Russell, Russell and Elisa and Superduper Teddy by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Debbie Tilley ($4.25 each, 6-9). New Little House Chapter Books are A New Little Cabin, adapted from The Caroline Years by Maria Wilkes, illus. by Doris Ettlinger; and Missouri School Days, adapted from The Rose Years by Roger Lea MacBride ($4.25 each, 7-10). Civil War and Presidents by Martin Sandler are new Library of Congress Books ($10.95 each, 8-up).

Paperback Reissues
Henry and Beezus
, Henry and the Clubhouse, Henry and the Paper Route, Henry and Ribsy and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Louis Darling ($4.95 each, 8-12); Cleary's Fifteen, illus. by J and Beth Krush ($5.95, 10-up); Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman ($4.95, 12-up); and Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton ($5.95, 12-up).

HARPERCOLLINS UK (Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Mog the Forgetful Cat: 30th Anniversary Edition
and Mog's Bad Thing by Judith Kerr ($17.95 each) are two tales starring this feline. (4-7)

The Dreaming Tree by Alan Brown, illus. by Claire Fletcher ($17.95). Erica learns that the tree she loves to dream beneath is slated to be chopped down. (5-8)

Children's Nativity by Richard Surman ($19.95). A class of children perform a Nativity play. (6-10)

An Ark Full of Activities
by Claire Freedman ($13.95) compiles activities inspired by biblical tales. (5-10)

Paperback Series
The Chalet School Series
by Elinor Brent-Dyer issues 15 titles, including The Chalet School and Jo, Exploits of the Chalet Girls and Rivals at the Chalet School ($5.95 each, 10-up).

Paperback Reprint
Teddy Time
by Mark Burgess ($8.95, 3-5).

Insatiable: The Compelling Story of Four Teens, Food and Its Power
by Eve Eliot ($12.95). This fictional account of four teens' eating disorders is based on actual cases. (12-up)

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters: Letters of Life, Love and Learning by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95), collects letters from teens. (12-up)

For Teens: A Journal on Friendship by Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95) encourages readers to record their personal experiences. (12-up)

Mommy Stayed in Bed This Morning
by Mary Wenger Weaver, illus. by Mary Chambers ($12.99), illustrates how a parent's depression is viewed from a child's perspective. (4-8)

Paperback Series
Possum Hollow
starts up with Book 1 and Book 2 in this series by Levi Weber that tells the story of his childhood in the early 1900s ($7.99 each, 9-up).

Splish, Splash, Spring
by Jan Carr, illus. by Dorothy Donohue ($15.99), celebrates spring. (2-6)

Who Is in the Garden? by Vera Rosenberry ($15.95). Watercolors reveal animals in a garden. (3-6)

Under New York by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Robert Rayevsky ($16.95), spotlights the bustling world underneath the streets of the city. (4-8)

By the Light of the Captured Moon by Julian Scheer, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.95). Billy Whee dreams of capturing the last full moon of the season. (4-8)

Ducks! by Gail Gibbons ($16.95) focuses on the habits and habitats of ducks. (4-8)

The Cat Who Loved Mozart by Patricia Austin, illus. by Henri Sorensen ($16.95). Jennifer discovers that her cat, Amadeus, loves the music of Mozart. (4-8)

A Cloak for the Moon, retold by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Katya Krenina ($16.95). A tailor sets out to make the moon a mantle. (4-8)

Abigail Adams by Alexandra Wallner ($16.95) recounts the life of this woman. (4-8)

The Hungriest Boy in the World by Lensey Namioka, illus. by Aki Sogabe ($16.95), tells of a boy who devours everything in sight. (4-8)

Harp O' Gold: An Original Tale by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Jill Weber ($16.95). A man offers a wandering Irish minstrel the deal of a lifetime. (4-8)

The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh by Frederick Lipp, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.95). A girl from a poor family longs to buy a bird and set it free. (4-8)

A Pair of Wings by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Anne Wertheim ($16.95), examines how bats, birds and insects use their wings. (4-8)

I Was a Third Grade Spy by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Herm Auch ($15.95). After being hypnotized, a dog speaks like a boy. (7-10)

Third Grade Stinks! by Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna, illus. by Stephanie Roth ($15.95). A goody-goody in Gordie's class manages to get him in trouble. (7-10)

Don't Bug Me! by Pam Zollman ($15.95). Megan's brother tries to free the bugs she's caught for a science project. (7-11)

There G s the Neighborhood: 10 Buildings People Loved to Hate by Susan Goldman Rubin ($18.95) examines now-famous structures that people ridiculed. (8-12)

John and Abigail Adams by Judith St. George ($22.95) profiles the second U.S. President and his wife. (8-12)

Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan by Lu Chi Fa with Rebecca White ($18.95) chronicles the life of Lu Chi Fa, who found a way to make his dreams come true after being sold
to a Communist chief to be trained as a laborer. (10-up)
The Secret Road by Robert Nordan ($16.95). Laura discovers the home of her Quaker relatives is a stop on the Underground Railroad. (10-up)

Brothers in Valor by Michael O. Tunnell ($16.95). Three friends resist their mandatory enrollment in Hitler's youth group. (10-up)

Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit by Laurie Lawlor ($22.95) is a biography of this courageous woman. (10-up)

Charles Darwin: The Evolution of a Thinker by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent ($22.95) tells of the life of this scientist. (10-up)

Separate Sisters by Nancy Springer ($16.95). Will two very different sisters find a way to bridge the gap between them? (11-up)

The Last Grail Keeper by Pamela Smith Hill ($17.95). Felicity travels to England to join her mother on an archeological dig. (11-up)

New Holiday House Readers are Martin Luther King Jr. by David A. Adler, illus. by Colin Bootman ($14.95, 5-8); and Death Valley: A Day in the Desert by Nancy Smiler Levinson, illus. by Diane Dawson Hearn ($14.95, 6-9).

, retold by Barbara Rogasky from the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman ($16.95, 4-8).

Paperback Reprints
Easy Work!: An Old Tale
by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Andrew Glass; Fish Wish by Bob Barner; Gulls... Gulls... Gulls... and Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits! by Gail Gibbons; Hiding from the Nazis by David A. Adler, illus. by Karen Ritz; and Adler's A Picture Book of Sacagawea, illus. by Dan Brown ($6.95 each, 4-8).

The Circus Alphabet
by Linda Bronson ($15.95). Circus performers form alphabet letters. (2-5)

A Fawn in the Grass by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Keiko Narahashi ($16.95). A boy finds animals at every turn. (2-5)

The Wind's Garden by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg ($15.95). A girl plants one garden while the wind plants another. (3-7)

Teddy Bear's Mother Goose by Michael Hague ($15.95) offers rhymes and art featuring teddies. (3-8)

Mouse Cleaning by Rose-Marie Provencher, illus. by Bernadette Pons ($15.95). Grandma Twilly cleans her house in hopes of finding a squeaky mouse. (4-7)

Air Show by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Cecco Mariniello ($15.95), introduces the history of airplanes. (4-7)

Taiko on a Windy Night by Sally Derby, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($16.95). A cat explores his neighborhood at night. (4-8)

Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell, illus. by Randy Cecil ($15.95), features a Southwestern Goldilocks. (4-8)

Megatooth! by Patrick O'Brien ($16.95) focuses on a prehistoric shark. (4-8)

Dumpy La Rue by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($15.95), is the tale of a dancing pig. (4-9)

Uncle Daddy by Ralph Fletcher ($15.95). A boy's father returns after many years away. (8-12)

Let's Go to the Beach by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk ($17.95) takes a historical look at a favorite summer destination. (9-15)

Equinox by Monte Killingsworth, illus. by J. Danza ($16.95). A teenager struggles to keep her family together. (10-14)

Racing the Past by Sis Deans ($15.95). A boy learns to cope with the tragedy and abuse in his past. (10-15)

Girls Got Game: New Stories About Girls at Play, edited by Sue Macy ($15.95), is a fiction anthology by and about girls who love sports. (11-14)

Roots and Flowers: An Anthology of American P ms About Family by Liz Rosenberg ($18.95) is a companion to The Invisible Ladder. (11-up)

Board Book Reprints
Barnyard Banter
by Denise Fleming ($6.95, 1-4); and Mr. Grumpy's Outing by John Burningham ($6.95, 2-6).

Paperback Reprints
Mordant's Wish
by Valerie Coursen ($6.95, 4-7); Night Driving by John Coy, illus. by Peter McCarty ($6.95, 4-8); Who Is Baseball's Greatest Hitter? by Jeff Kisseloff ($9.95, 10-14); and Don't Think Twice by Ruth Pennebaker ($8.95, 12-up).

The Witch of Blackbird Pond: An Illustrated American Classic
by Elizabeth George Speare, illus. by Barry Moser ($20), presents this Newbery winner with new watercolor art. (All ages)

Curious George and the Rocket, Curious George G s Fishing, Curious George 1 to 10 and Back Again and Curious George Rides, illus. by H.A. Rey ($5.95 each), are board book adaptations of original tales. (up to 4)

Some Things Change by Mary Murphy ($9.95). Penguin learns that the world is full of changes. (1-4)

Swollobog by Alistair Taylor ($15). A greedy dog's insatiable appetite gets her into trouble. (4-8)

The Strange Egg by Mary Newell DePalma ($15) reveals the friendship between a bird and a monkey. (4-8)

Slap, Squeak, and Scatter by Steve Jenkins ($16) examines animal communication. (4-8)

A Mile from Ellington Station by Tim Egan ($15). A dog turns a champion checkers-player's life upside down. (4-8)

Edna's Tale by Lisze Bechtold ($15). A vain cat discovers friendship. (4-8)

Inchworm and a Half by Elinor Pinczes, illus. by Randall Enos ($15). In this lesson on fractions, an inchworm enlists the aid of smaller worms to help her measure vegetables in the garden. (4-8)

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illus. by Beth Krommes ($15), is based on the true story of an Inupiat family that accompanies an expedition to the Arctic. (6-up)

Ghost Towns of the American West by Ray Bial ($16). Text and photos explore the history of ghost towns. (8-12)

Shake Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll by Holly George-Warren, illus. by Laura Levine ($15), profiles 14 early stars of rock and roll. (8-up)

Journeys in Time: A New Atlas of American History by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illus. by Rodica Prato ($15), maps 20 journeys that have shaped our national story. (8-up)

Places in Time: A New Atlas of American History by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illus. by Randy Jones ($15), visits 20 sites that were pivotal to American history. (8-up)

More Spice Than Sugar: P ms About Feisty Females, compiled by Lillian Morrison, illus. by Ann Boyajian ($15), collects p ms about spirited girls and women. (9-up)

Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans by Sy Montgomery, photos by Eleanor Briggs ($16), focuses on the people and tigers who live along the Bay of Bengal between India and Bangladesh. (9-up)

Slavery: Bondage Through History by Richard Watkins ($18) traces the history of slavery in various civilizations. (10-14)

Just Imagine by Pat Lowery Collins ($15). When she moves across country with her father during the Depression, a girl uses her special abilities to keep in touch with her mother and brother. (10-14)

Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl ($15) is a fairy tale featuring a lovely girl and geese. (10-14)

Alison, Who Went Away by Vivian Vande Velde ($15) introduces a teenager who tries to make sense of her world after her older sister dies. (10-14)

Leonardo's Hand by Wick Downing ($15). An orphan finds the family he never had in a woman, her granddaughter and a centuries-old spirit. (10-14)

Title in Spanish
El pinguino Taky (Tacky the Penguin)
by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15, paper $5.95, 4-8).

Scientists in the Field
adds Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks by Kenneth Mallory ($16, 8-12). Peterson's Field Guides for Young Naturalists continues with Wildflowers by Jonathan Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting, illus. by Roger Tory Peterson ($15, paper $5.95, 8-12).

The Children's Own Longfellow
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ($16, paper $5.95, all ages); Willis by James Marshall ($15, paper $4.95, 4-8); and Paddington G s to Town by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum ($15, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints
Splish Splash
by Joan Graham, illus. by Steve Scott; Burnt Toast on Davenport Street by Tim Egan; On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister; and The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Petra Mathers ($5.95 each, 4-8); Moose Tales by Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Amy Rusch; and Buster, The Very Shy Dog by Lisze Bechtold ($5.95 each, 6-9); The Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery, photos by Nic Bishop ($4.95, 7-12); and Once a Wolf: How Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf by Stephen Swinburne, photos by Jim Brandenburn ($4.95, 10-up).

Paperback Reissues
Angel's Mother's Wedding
by Judy Delton, illus. by Jill Weber ($4.95, 10-14); A Way of His Own by T.A. Dyer ($6.95, 10-14); and Peter by Kate Walker ($5.95, 13-up).

by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Todd McKie ($16). A dream voyage to outer space teaches a boy with a square head the value of things that are round. (4-8)

Ode to Humpty Dumpty by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Seymour Chwast ($15), embellishes this traditional rhyme with new characters. (4-8)

Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo by Alison Lester ($15). Ernie writes to his friends about the different seasons after his family moves to the Australian outback. (4-8)

Desert Town by Bonnie Geisert, illus. by Arthur Geisert ($16). Text and etchings create a portrait of life in a desert town. (4-8)

Father Sun, Mother Moon by John and Ann Hassett ($16). A stranger in multicolored clothes arrives in a superstitious town where everything is painted white. (4-8)

Pearl by Debby Atwell ($16). Pearl's chronicle of her family is punctuated by key historical events. (4-8)

The Moon Quilt by Sunny Warner ($15). An old woman weaves her dreams into a quilt. (6-10)

The Great Unknown by Taylor Morrison ($16) tells of Charles Wilson Peale, who founded a natural history museum and discovered the first mastodon skeleton. (6-10)

Through the Lock by Carol Otis Hurst ($15) is a historical thriller focusing on a young runaway in 1840s New England. (10-14)

Paperback Reprints
To the Tub
by Peggy Perry Anderson ($4.95, 4-8); and Princess Penelope's Parrot by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($5.95, 4-8).

EMMA HOWARD BOOKS (212-996-2590)
Paperback Series
The Eel Grass Girls Mysteries
starts up with Murder Aboard the California Girl by Rachel Nickerson Luna ($9.95, 9-12).

HUTCHINSON (Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The King and the Cuddly
by Marjorie Newman, illus. by Peter Bowman ($16.95), shows that even fierce, brave creatures sometimes need a cuddle. (3-6)

Alien Opposites
by Matthew Van Fleet ($9.99). In this board book, unruly aliens visit a boy's home. (2-6)

Love Songs of the Little Bear by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($5.99). Little Bear experiences the wonders of each season. (3-6)

The Lot at the End of My Block by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Reg Cartwright ($15.99). A variety of vehicles arrive at a construction site. (3-6)

Countdown to Bedtime by Mike Haines, illus. by David Melling ($12.99), is a bedtime counting tale. (3-6)

Kittycat Lullaby by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Anne Mortimer ($14.99). A p m lulls Kitty to sleep. (3-6)

One Day, Daddy by Frances Thomas, illus. by Ross Collins ($15.99). Little Monster wants to explore outer space, but is reluctant to leave his parents behind. (3-7)

Big and Noisy Simon by Joseph Wallace, illus. by Kevin O'Malley ($15.99). A trip to Africa helps an annoying boy view life differently. (4-7)

Mouse of My Heart: A Treasury of Sense and Nonsense by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Loretta Krupinski ($19.99), offers a collection of p ms and stories. (4-8)

Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($14.99). Stuck inside on a rainy day, warthogs decide to paint. (4-9)

The Web Files by Margie Palatini, illus. by Richard Egielski ($15.99). On the trail of a vegetable thief, Ducktective Web and his partner interrogate nursery rhyme characters. (6-10)

Billy the Bird by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Susie Jenkin Pearce ($14.99). A girl discovers that her younger brother can fly. (7-10)

Witch Twins by Adele Griffin ($14.99) introduces identical twins who are witches. (7-10)

Quinceañera Means Sweet Fifteen by Veronica Chambers ($15.99). Marisol and Magdalena make plans for their 15th birthday celebration. (8-12)

Antonia S. & the Mysterious Theodore Guzman by Odo Hirsch ($15.99) tells of a boy and his
mysterious neighbor. (8-12)
Genius Games by Narinder Dhami ($15.99) examines the relationship between a typical boy and his sister, a child prodigy. (8-12)

Night of the Bat by Paul Zindel ($15.99). In the Amazon rain forest lurks a mutant bat with a taste for human blood. (10-14)

Attack on Pearl Harbor: The True Story of the Day America Entered World War II by Shelly Tanaka, illus. by David Craig ($19.99), recounts Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath. (10-up)

Zach's Lie by Roland Smith ($15.99). A boy and his family join the witness protection program after a life-changing event. (10-up)

Goldie Is Mad by Margie Palatini is a new Goldie title ($14.99, 3-5). Dumpy returns in Dumpy Saves Christmas by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Tony Walton ($15.99, 3-7). The Stanley series adds Stanley G s Ape by Griff ($15.99, 4-7). 4 Friends Mysteries debuts with 4 Friends and the Secret Cave and 4 Friends and the Disappearing Bio Teacher by Joachim Friedrich ($14.99, 8-12).

Board Book Reprints
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo
by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Daniel Kirk; and Hush, Little Alien by Kirk ($6.99 each, 2-5); and McDuff and Friends by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($9.99, 2-5).

Milo's Hat Trick
by Jon Agee ($15.95). When Milo's magic tricks bomb, the theater manager gives him one last chance. (3-up)

Hoops with Swoopes
by Susan Kuklin ($15.99) celebrates basketball. (4-8)

The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World by Julius Lester, illus. by Lisa Cohen ($15.99), profiles 10 influential blues singers. (5-up)

Willimena and the Cookie Money by Valerie Wilson Wesley ($15.99) tells what happens when a girl spends cookie money that d sn't belong to her. (7-10)

Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake ($15.99). A teen wonders if she and her mother will ever move out of the projects. (8-12)

Max's Starry Nightby Ken Wilson-Max is a new Max title ($14.99, 2-5). And the Shanna series launches with The Princess Show and The Doctor Show by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Shane Evans ($7.99 each, 3-7).

Paperback Series
The Cheetah Girls
adds Dorinda Get a Groove and In the House with Mouse! by Deborah Gregory ($3.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Reprint
Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story
by Andrea Pinkney ($5.99, 8-12).

Astrology Rules!: Every Girl's Dream Guide to Her Stars
by Debra Levere, illus. by Moncia Gesue ($12.99), is an astrology handbook for teens. (12-up)

Goosehead Guide to Life by Ashley Power ($14.99). This 15-year-old author explains how she launched her own Web site company. (12-up)

Paperback Series
Barkington School for Dogs
debuts with Playground Bully, Puppy Trouble and Top Dog by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey ($3.99 each, 7-10). Michelle Kwan Presents: Skating Dreams glides on with The Winning Edge by Nola Thacker ($4.99, 8-10). Launching From the Files of Madison Finn are Only the Lonely, Boy-oh-Boy! and Play It Again by Laura Dower, illus. by Stephanie Powers ($4.99 each, 8-12). Lost Treasures starts up with new editions of The Teddy Bear Habit and Rich and Famous by James Lincoln Collier, The Kellyhorns by Barbara Cooney, Mrs. Coverlet's Magicians by Mary Nash, Merlin's Mistake by Robert Newman and The Great Cheese Conspiracy by Jean Van Leeuwen ($1.99 each, 8-12). P.C. Hawke Mysteries gets underway with The Scream Museum and The Surfing Corpse by Paul Zindel ($4.99 each, 8-12). Daughters of the Moon shines on with Night Shade and The Secret Scroll by Lynne Ewing ($9.99 each, 12-up).

Herbie's Easter Bunny
by Bethany Snyder, illus. by Jenny Campbell ($7.95), reveals what happens to Herbie during the annual Easter egg hunt. (3-7)

The Story of Passover for Children by Francis Barry Silberg, illus. by Stephanie Britt ($7.95), explains the historical significance of this holiday. (3-7)

Do I Belong with You? by Patricia Reeder Eubank ($13.95). Little Rhino encounters various animal families as he searches for his home. (3-7)

The Old Woman and Her Pig, illus. by Mace Warner ($7.95), presents this Mother Goose tale. (3-7)

Let's Play As a Team by P.K. Hallinan ($7.95). Playing, not winning, is everything. (3-7)

Daredevil Dan
by Charley Hoce, illus. by Christine Tripp ($7.95). Dan is the greatest daredevil--until Darlene Fribblewitz appears. (3-10)

Paperback Series
New to Five Minute Art Ideas are Draw, Glue, Paint, Print, Scissors and Stencil ($1.95 each, 4-up).

Paperback Reprint
See the Ocean
by Estelle Condra, illus. by Linda Crockett-Blassingame ($7.95, 5-8).

My First Book of Prayer
by Elizabeth Kea, illus. by Stephanie Britt ($6.95), is a board book that collects simple prayers. (2-5)

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter ($6.95) presents this tale in board book format. (2-5)

My First Day of School by Nancy Skarmeas, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($9.95), tells of a child uncertain about going to kindergarten. (3-6)

A Child's Easter by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stephanie Britt ($12.95). A boy meets Jesus and witnesses the first Easter. (5-9)

New to "The Story of..." are The Story of the Good Samaritan by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi Pickett; and The Story of Abe Lincoln by Pingry ($6.95 each, 2-5).

ILLUMINATION ARTS (888-210-8216)
Wings of Change
by Franklin Hill, illus. by Aries Cheung ($15.95). A fearful caterpillar learns to embrace his transformation into a butterfly. (2-7)

The Doll Lady by H. Elizabeth Collins-Verni, illus. by Judy Kuusisto ($15.95). A doll maker teaches children about love. (2-up)

The Divorce Helpbook for Kids
by Cynthia MacGregor ($12.95) offers advice and reassurance for children coping with their parents' divorce. (8-12)

Now I Know My 1,2,3's: Count and Match and Add with Me
by Nora Gaydos, illus. by Martin Lemelman ($16.99), includes a built-in board and magnetic pieces to help readers practice math skills. (3-6)

Hocus-Pocus Magical Cookbook: More than 50 Delicious Recipes with Secret Ingredients for Wizards & Kids by Donna Boundy, illus. by Julia Gran ($16.99). This recipe collection includes science experiments, a wheel to convert measurements, plus "secret ingredients" and a magic wand. (6-up)

Phenomenal Foam Flyer Book: With Aero-Facts, Techno-Tips, and High-Flyin' Games by Polick and Davis, illus. by Molly Zakrajsek ($19.99), offers an introduction to the principles of flight, plus four foam flyers. (6-up)

Textured Soft Shapes
adds Dinos! by AnnMarie McLaughlinand High Tide by Kate Davis, both illus. by Bob Filipowich ($9.99 each, 1-4). Barnyard Babies by Kate Davis, illus. by Cd Hullinger, is a new Tumble-Block Book ($12.99, 3-5). Hear and There Books debuts with Bird Calls and Night Sounds by Frank Gallo, illus. by Lori Lohst ter ($17.99 each, 4-8). And launching Select a Story are Spin a Sport by Hank Herman, illus. by Mark Chickinelli; and Twist of Time by Michelle Spirn, illus. by Jeffrey Pelo ($12.99 each, 6-10).

The Fish Prince and Other Stories: Mermen Folk Tales
by Jane Yolen and Shulamith Oppenheim ($29.95, paper $15) collects 27 ancient tales from around the world. (All ages)

The Orphan Girl and Other Stories: West African Folk Tales
by Buchi Offodile ($15) retells stories from various West African countries. (All ages)

Prisoner in Time: A Child of the Holocaust
by Pamela Melnikoff ($9.95) centers on a 12-year-old Jewish boy in Nazi-occupied Prague. (10-up)

Little Bear and the Springwood Spinners
by Janelle Repp, illus. by Elaine Garvin ($5.49). Will Little Bear's skateboard team win a ribbon at the county fair? (2-6)

Rosa la Osa by Anna Turner and Beth Kitching, illus. by Justin Gerard ($5.49). This tale of bears playing hide-and-seek combines English and Spanish words. (4-10)

Arby Jenkins Meets His Match by Sharon Hambrick, illus. by Dell Thompson ($6.49). A seventh grader's school burns to the ground. (9-12)

Suzannah and the Secret Coins by Elaine Schulte, illus. by Johanna Ehnis ($6.49). On a dangerous journey, a girl learns about real treasure. (9-12)

Animal Tails
by Ken Kawata, illus. by Masayuki Yabuuchi ($13.95), invites readers to guess the identity of animals. (3-6)

I Lost My Dad! by Taro Gomi ($12.95). A boy and his father get separated while shopping. (3-7)

Bilby Moon by Margaret Spurling, illus. by Danny Snell ($14.95). Bilby enlists the aid of her Australian animal friends to help her find the missing piece of the moon. (4-9)

Paperback SeriesMath Matters adds Carrie Measures Up, Henry Keeps Score, Kitten Castle, Math Fair Blues and Play Date ($4.95 each, 4-8).

Board Book Reprint
I Want My Potty!
by Tony Ross ($7.95, 1-3).

Paperback Reprint
Nina Bonita
by Ana Maria Machado, illus. by Rosana Faria ($6.95, 4-8).

Titles in Spanish
New Ediciones Ekaré are La familia numerozzi (The Family Minus) by Fernando Krahn ($6.95 paper, 4-8); Dragón y el gato panzón (Dragon's Fat Cat) by Dav Pilkey ($6.95 paper, 6-8); El tigre y el rayo (The Jaguar and the Lightning) by Fray Ces´reo de Armellada, illus. by Aracelis Ocante ($6.95 paper, 6-9); and Detective John Chatterton (John Chatterton, Detective) by Yvan Pommaux ($14.95, 6-up).

My Jewish Home
by Andrew Goldstein, illus. by Kinny Kreiswirth ($4.95), is a board book introducing the things that make a home Jewish. (1-3)

Let's Ask Four Questions by Madeline Wikler and Judye Groner, illus. by Nicole in den Bosch ($4.95). The youngest participant in a Passover seder asks four questions. (1-3)

Clap and Count--Action Rhymes for the Jewish Year by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Sally Springer ($17.95), presents rhymes and finger plays celebrating Jewish holidays. (2-5)

The City ABC Book
by Zoran Milich ($15.95). Readers find alphabet letters in photos of the city. (All ages)

Leon the Chameleon by Mélanie Watt ($14.95) reveals how being different can save the day. (2-5)

Pippin and Pudding by K.V. Johansen, illus. by Bernice Lum ($12.95). Pippin the dog finds a new friend. (4-7)

The Biggest Fish in the Lake by Margaret Carney, illus. by Janet Wilson ($15.95). A girl and her grandfather share the joy of fishing. (5-8)

A Weekend at the Grand Hotel by Mary Labatt ($12.95, paper $4.95). Could there be spies at the hotel? (7-10)

Animals Eating by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Pat Stephens ($10.95, paper $5.95), examines how animals chomp and swallow. (7-11)

The Technology Book for Girls by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Pat Cupples ($14.95, paper $8.95), encourages girls to explore everyday technology. (8-12)

Lucy Maud Montgomery by Elizabeth MacLeod ($14.95) is a biography of the Anne of Green Gables author. (8-12)

The Kids Book of Golf by John Gordon ($14.95, paper $7.95) outlines the basics of this sport. (8-12)

Bake and Make Amazing Cakes by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by June Bradford ($12.95, paper $5.95), presents 19 cake designs. (8-up)

Burp!: The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Eating and Hmm?: The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Memory by Diane Swanson, illus. by Rose Cowles ($14.95 each, paper $6.95), examine the topics of eating and memory. (9-14)

Elliot Moose
is back in Elliot's Bath by Andrea Beck ($12.95, 3-7). New Franklin the Turtle titles by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark, are Franklin and Harriet ($10.95, 3-8)and Franklin's School Treasury ($15.95, 3-8). Once-Upon-a-Time welcomes Three Teeny Tiny
Tales by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Veselina Tomova ($10.95, 5-8). Joining Lu and Clancy are Lu and Clancy's Secret Languages by Louise Dickson ($14.95, paper $6.95, 7-10) and Lu and Clancy's Spy Stuff by Adrienne Mason ($6.95 paper, 7-10), both illus. by Pat Cupples.
The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts
by Judy Ann Sadler ($14.95) rounds up 175 craft projects. (3-7)

My Vacation Place: A Memory Book by Jane Drake and Ann Love, illus. by Heather Collins ($19.95), encourages kids to collect their vacation memories. (6-up)

The Sleepover Book by Margot Griffin, illus. by Jane Kirisu ($14.95), offers tips for planning a sleepover party. (8-12)

The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Music by Deborah Dunleavy, illus. by Louise Phllips ($14.95), explains how to make and play instruments. (8-up)

Paperback Series
My New Home and Me by Lyn Thomas, illus. by Scot Ritchie, is a new Memory Scrapbook for Kids ($5.95, 5-up).

Paperback Reprints
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000?
by Helen Nolan, illus. by Tracy Walker ($5.95, 5-9); and Janey's Girl by Gayle Friesen ($6.95, 11-up).

Paperback Series Reprints
Elliot Moose
reprints Elliot's Shipwreckby Andrea Beck ($5.95, 3-7).

Jack Plays Ball
by Rebecca Elgar ($10.95) is a pull-the-tab, lift-the-flap baseball tale. (2-4)

First Number Book by Patti Barber, illus. by Mandy Stanley ($12.95), introduces numbers and math concepts. (2-up)

Chess: From First Moves to Checkmate by Daniel King ($16.95) presents rules and strategy tips. (8-up)

Horses and Ponies by Sandy Ransford ($18.95) is a reference book illustrated with photos. (8-up)

The Kingfisher Book of the Universe by David Lambert and Martin Redfern ($24.95) explores our planet, the solar system and the universe beyond. (9-up)

Encyclopedia of the Future by Clive Gifford ($19.95) examines the technology shaping our future. (9-up)

Backyard Books
greets Are You a Dragonfly? and Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen, illus. by Tudor Humphries ($9.95 each, 3-up). Joining I Wonder Why is I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow on Top? by Jackie Gaff($11.95, 5-8). At Home with Science adds Feathers and Fur, What Makes Cats Purr? and Listen and See, What's on TV? by Janice Lobb, illus. by Peter Utton and Ann Savage ($10.95 each, 5-7). New to Question Time are Mammals by Jim Bruceand The Seashore by Angela Wilkes($11.95 each, 5-8). The Best Book off... gains The Best Book of Big Catsby Christiane Gunzi and The Best Book of Volcan s by Simon Adams ($12.95 each, 5-8).

Paperback Series
starts up with Matter and Materials, Forces and Motion, Sound and Light, and Electricity and Magnets by Sarah Angliss ($6.95 each, 7-up).

Paperback Reprints
The Kingfisher First Dictionary
, edited by John Grisewood ($12.95, 5-8); Cats and Dogs by Amanda O'Neill ($10.95 each, 8-12); The Kingfisher Atlas of the World by Philip Steele ($12.95, 9-12); and Sports Stories, compiled by Alan Durant, illus. by David Kearney ($6.95, 9-14).

My Life in Inches: A Growth Chart & Journal
by the editors of Klutz ($4.95) is a fold-out growth chart with a surface one can write on to record milestones. (All ages)

The Completely Amazing, Slightly Outrageous State Quarters Atlas & Album by the editors of Klutz ($14.95) offers maps, state facts and a built-in album that holds 100 quarters. (5-up)

Drawbreakers: A Drawing Book That We Start and You Finish by the editors of Klutz ($10.95) presents half-done pictures for kids to complete. (6-up)

Squashing Flowers, Squeezing Leaves: A Nature Press & Book by the editors of Klutz ($19.95) provides craft projects made with flowers and leaves, plus a bound-in press. (8-up)

The Body Book by Anne Akers Johnson ($21.95) compiles recipes and materials for treating hair, skin and nails. (12-up)

The Miffy series continues with two pairs of accordion-style board books, Miffy's Animal Friends and Meet Miffy by Dick Bruna ($5.95 each, up to 3).

Titles in Spanish
Arturo se pierde (Arthur Lost and Found)
and Arturo y el desastre de la computadora (Arthur's Computer Disaster) by Marc Brown ($6.95 each, 5-8); La manta de Franklin (Franklin's Blanket) by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark ($10.95, paper $5.95, 5-8); and Cuentos para chicos y grandes by Hilda Perera, illus. by Rapi Diego ($13.95, paper $7.95, 10-up).

Willie Wins
by Almira Astudillo Gilles, illus. by Carl Angel ($16). A Filipino boy overcomes peer pressure and learns about family tradition. (4-up)

¡Béisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends by Jonah Winter ($16.95) profiles 14 baseball stars from 1900-1960. (6-up)

Deshawn Days by Tony Medina, illus. by R. Gregory Christie ($16.95). A boy living in the inner city projects tells about his dreams and fears. (6-up)

Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers, edited by Pat Mora, illus. by Paula Barrangán ($16.95), includes contributions from 13 Latino p ts. (5-up)

The Secret to Freedom by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Larry Johnson ($16.95). A slave girl and her brother use an Underground Railroad code to help slaves escape. (6-up)

America: A Book of Opposites in Spanish and English
by W. Nikola-Lisa ($6.95, 2-5); and Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis, illus. by George Ford ($16, paper $6.95, 4-10).

Title in Spanish
Zora Hurston y el ´rbol soñador (Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree)
by William Miller, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ($15.95, paper $6.95, 4-up).

Paperback Reprint
Bus Ride
by William Miller, illus. by John Ward ($6.95, 4-up).

Paperback Reissue
Bowman's Store
by Joseph Bruchac ($6.95, 12-up).

Death on Sacred Ground
by Harriet Feder ($14.95). Vivi and her rabbi father find themselves involved in a deadly mystery on a New York Seneca reservation. (12-up)

Pull Ahead Books
adds Desert Iguanas by Judith Jango-Cohen; Floating Jellyfish and Soaring Bald Eagles by Kathleen Martin-James; and Spiny Sea Stars by Christine Zuchora-Walske ($21.27 each, paper $6.95, 5-7). People's History continues with What's Cooking?: The History of American Food by Sylvia Whitman; and Failure Is Impossible!: The History of American Women's Rights by Martha Kendall ($22.60 each, 11-18). Joining How History Is Invented are King Arthur by Jeremy Roberts and Rediscovering Easter Island by Kathy Pelta ($23.93 each, 11-18). Deng Xiaoping: Leader in a Changing China by Whitney Stewart;and Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song by Katherine Krohn are new Lerner Biographies ($25.26 each, 11-18). Biography adds six titles, including Jimi Hendrix by Rita Markel, Jane Austen by Amy Ruth and Thurgood Marshall by Ruth Tenzer Feldman ($25.26 each, 11-up).

The War
by Anaïs Vaugelade, trans. by Marie-Christine Rouffiac and Tom Streissguth ($15.95). Armed only with pen, paper and his wits, Prince Fabien accomplishes what years of war have not. (All ages)

Family by Isabell Monk, illus. by Janice Lee Porter ($15.95). Aunt Poogee and Hope return for a special dinner with their multicultural family. (3-8)

Mr. Beetle by Satoshi Tada ($15.95). Yoshi makes friends with a rhinoceros beetle. (3-8)

Rabbit's Wooly Sweater by Mark Birchall ($15.95). Rabbit devises a plan to get a sweater for her stuffed bunny. (3-8)

To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb? by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Jenya Prosmitsky ($14.95), offers an introduction to verbs. (3-8)

Zartog's Remote by Herbie Brennan, illus. by Neal Layton ($14.95). Will Zartog the alien be stranded on earth forever? (7-12)

Carolrhoda Photo Books
snaps up Farmer's Market: Families Working Together by Marcie Rendon and Cheryl Walsh Bellville, photos by Belville; and Ice Cream Treats: The Inside Scoop by Paul Fleisher, photos by David O. Saunders ($23.93 each, 5-8). New Creative Minds Biographies are President of the Underground Railroad: A Story About Levi Coffin by Gwenyth Swain, illus. by Ralph Ramstad; and Voice of Freedom: A Story About Frederick Douglass by Maryann Weidt, illus. by Jeni Reeves ($21.27 each, paper $5.95, 8-11); and Dance of the Swan: A Story About Anna Pavlova by Barbara Allman, illus. by Shelly O. Haas ($21.27, 8-11).

Paperback Reprints
Totally Uncool
by Janice Levy, illus. by Chris Monr ($6.95, 3-8); and Little Wolf's Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross ($6.95, 7-12).

Cliff Charpentier's 2001 Fantasy Football Digest
by Cliff Charpentier ($14.95) is a guide to fantasy football. (All ages)

Paperback Series
scores Baseball by Don Geng and Mountain Biking by Andy King, both with photos by King ($7.95 each, 11-14).

Paperback Series
Passport to History
adds Your Travel Guide to Colonial America and Your Travel Guide to Civil War America by Nancy Day ($7.95 each, 10-12).

FRANCES LINCOLN (Antique Collectors' Club, dist.)
Paperback Series
Windy Edge Farm
issues Maggie's Holiday, Bridget's Secret, Molly's Supper and Webster's Walk by Jill Dow ($7.99 each, 3-7).

Paperback Reprints
How Many Monsters?: A Monster Counting Book
by Mara van der Meer ($8.99, 2-5); Don't Dawdle Dorothy by Margrit Cruickshank, illus. by Amanda Harvey; Seven Ways to Catch the Moon by Mark Robertson; Simon Says by Shen Roddie, illus. by Sally Anne Lambert; and Ellie's Growl by Karen Popham ($8.99 each, 3-6); The Forgotten Forest by Laurence Anholt ($7.99, 3-6); Monsieur Thermidor: A Fantastic Fishy Tale by Richard and Lindsay Kidd ($8.99, 4-8); Cars, Cars, Cars by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Charlotte Hard ($8.99, 4-up); Ebele's Favourite: A Book of African Games by Ifeoma Onyefulu ($8.99, 5-8); The Enchanted Forest: A Scottish Fairytale by Rosalind Kerven; The Glass Garden by Joyce Dunbar; and Pepi and the Secret Names by Jill Paton Walsh, both illus. by Fiona French ($8.99 each, 5-9); Cat in the Dark: A Flurry of Feline Verse, edited by Fiona Walters, illus. by Sophy Williams ($8.99, 5-10); and Earth Story by Eric Maddern, illlus. by Leo Duff ($7.99, 5-up).

LION STONE BOOKS (301-949-3204)
by Sallie Lowenstein ($15). Set in the far future on a faraway planet, this novel weaves together two coming-of-age tales and a mystery. (12-up)

It's a Baby's World
by Amanda Haley ($12.95) is a first word book. (up to 3)

Daisy's Hide-and-Seek by Jane Simmons ($9.95). Readers lift the flaps to help Daisy find Pip. (3-6)

Vroom! Vroom! by Steve Augarde ($13.95) offers a pull-the-tab racing adventure. (4-6)

Arthur's Nose: 25thAnniversary Limited Edition by Marc Brown ($15.95) marks this milestone for the first Arthur book. (4-8)

Toot & Puddle: Welcome to Woodcock Pocket by Holly Hobbie ($14.95) collects three adventures in a miniature box. (4-8)

Elinor and Violet: The Story of Two Naughty Chickens by Patti Beling Murphy ($14.95) introduces two chicks who are just a little bit naughty. (4-8)

The Three Little Pigs by Barry Moser ($14.95) retells this tale with new art. (4-8)

Cowgirl Rosie and Her Five Baby Bison by Stephen Gulbis ($12.95). Rosie must outsmart Snakey Jake to get her baby bison back. (4-8)

Spiders and Their Web Sites by Margery Facklam, illus. by Alan Male ($15.95), focuses on the world of spiders. (4-8)

A Woolly Mammoth Journey by Debbie Miller, illus. by Jon Van Zyle ($15.95), follows a woolly mammoth on a cross-country trek. (4-8)

A Fish Named Spot by Jennifer Goldfinger ($14.95). A pet fish starts acting like a dog. (6-8)

Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book by Ed Emberley ($15.95) offers a lesson on how to draw using fingerprints. (6-up)

What's That Bug? by Nan Froman, illus. by Julian Mulock ($16.95), tells how to identify common insects. (8-12)

The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring by Ruth Sanderson ($15.95) retells a Russian folktale. (8-up)

What Every Girl (except me) Knows by Nora Raleigh Baskin ($16.95) is a novel about a girl growing up without a mother. (9-12)

Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan ($15.95) is the first volume in a saga about a boy's journey into the world of vampires. (10-up)

The Adventures of Minnie
starts up with Minnie Saves the Dayby Melodye Benson Rosales ($12.95, 6-9). Launching Arthur Good Sports Chapter Books by Marc Brown are Arthur and the Race to Read, Arthur and the Seventh Inning Stretcher, Arthur and the Recess Rookie and Arthur and the Best Coach Ever ($13.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-9). And Soccer Cats plays on with Master of Disaster and Heads Up by Matt Christopher, illus. by Daniel Vasconcellos ($13.95 each, 7-9).

Board Book Reprint
One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme
by Susan Heyb r O'Keefe, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($5.95, 2-5).

Paperback Series
Matt Christopher Sports Biographies
sprints on with On the Track with... Jeff Gordon by Christopher ($4.95, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints
The Last Basselope
by Berkeley Breathed ($5.95, all ages); Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon, illus. by Julie Paschkis ($5.95, 2-6); D.W., Go to Your Room! by Marc Brown ($5.95, 3-6); and Fairy Wings by Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan ($5.95, 4-8).

Black & White
and Big & Little by Todd Parr ($4.95 each) are concept board books. (up to 3)

Happy Birthday, Moo Moo! by Jo Lodge ($13.95) is a lift-the-flap, pull-the-tab birthday tale. (2-4)

Blossom and Boo by Dawn Apperley ($14.95) offers a tale about best friends. (3-5)

ABCD: An Alphabet Book of Cats and Dogs by Sheila Moxley ($14.95) is an animal ABC. (3-8)

Skunks! by David Greenberg, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15.95), is a sequel to Slugs and Bugs. (4-8)

There Once Was a Man Named Michael Finnegan, adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($14.95), retells this tale. (4-8)

A Snitch in the Snob Squad by Julie Ann Peters ($14.95) is a novel about honesty in friendship and family. (8-12)

Twin Tales: The Magic and Mystery of Multiple Birth by Donna Jackson ($16.95) examines the phenomenon of multiple birth. (10-up)

Board Book Reprint
Miss Mary Mack
, adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($5.95, 2-5).

Paperback Reprint
The Bone Detectives
by Donna Jackson, illus. by Charlie Fellenbaum ($6.95, 10-up).

Let's Talk About God/Hablemos de Dios
by Àngels Comella, trans. by Lisa Twomey ($9.95), tells children the many ways God is with them. (4-8)

Jesus Is Risen by Rolf Krenzer, trans. by Linda Maloney, illus. by Constanza Droop ($11.95), recounts Jesus' death and resurrection. (5-12)

Seasons of Magic: A Girl's Journey
by Laurel Ann Reinhardt ($9.95) is a fictional account of a girl's experiences learning about pagan holidays. (8-14)

Wild Girls: The Path of the Young Goddess by Patricia Monaghan ($14.95) collects myths about goddesses. (11-14)

Paperback Series
Witches Chillers
adds Witches Night of Fear and Witches Key to Terror by Siver RavenWolf ($5.99 each, 11-14).

Small Blessings--A Book of Prayers for Children
by Don Harp, illus. by Daniel Gill ($10.95), presents 24 illustrated prayers. (2-7)

A Child's Book of Jewish Prayers by Arnold Goodman, illus. by Daniel Gill ($9.95), offers short prayers and insights into the importance of prayer. (2-7)

Playtime at Barney's House! by Guy Davis, illus. by Chris Sharp, is a new Board Book with Foil ($9.95, up to 6). New Board Books are Barney's Easter Basket by Donna Cooner, illus. by June Valentine ($5.95, up to 6); and Barney's Favorite Farm Animals by Guy Davis, illus. by Dennis Full ($3.95, up to 6). Barney's Favorite Easter Stories by Gayla Amaral, illus. by Chris Sharp and June Valentine, packages together two books ($4.95, up to 6). Babies & Barney: Hooray for Daddies! is a new Padded Casebound volume ($5.95, up to 6). The Board Book with Rattle series adds Barney's Shake, Rattle and Roll by Guy Davis, illus. by Howard Brower ($5.95, up to 6). Davis's Barney, Is It Time Yet?, illus. by Chris Sharp, is a new Board Book withToy Clock ($6.95, up to 6).

Paperback Series
New Barney Paperbacks are Come on Over to Barney's House! by Steve White, illus. by Darren McKee; and Barney's Musical Castle by Guy Davis, illus. by Dennis Full ($3.50 each, up to 6).

gains Lost in Time! by Nancy Parent, illus. by Josie Yee ($3.99, 2-6). Freddi Fish swims on with A Whale of a Tale! by Scott Nickel, illus. by Jay Johnson ($3.99, 4-8); and What's Different? by Parent, illus. by Cary Rillo ($3.99, 5-10). Joining Pajama Sam are Out to Lunch! by Biz Magoo, illus. by Sue DiCicco ($5.99, 4-8); and Magoo's Amazing TV Adventure!, illus. by Dirk Wunderlich; and What's Different? by Parent, illus. by Darren McKee ($3.99 each, 6-12).

New Wheel Board Books are Witzy's Colors and Witzy's Opposites by Suzy Spafford ($4.99 each, 1-5). Spafford's Witzy Wonders joins Index Tab Board Books ($5.99, 1-6). And Witzy's World: Friends Forever! and Witzy to the Rescue by Spafford are new Casebound Books ($5.99 each, 2-6).