FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Some from the Moon, Some from the Sun: Poems and Songs for Everyone by Margot Zemach ($17). Watercolors illustrate Zemach's final book, a poetry collection. (All ages)
The Adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Raymond Briggs ($16), introduces a young hero who has some unusual experiences. (3-6)
Widget by Lyn Rossiter McFarland, illus. by Jim McFarland ($16). A stray dog pretends he is a cat in order to find a home. (3-6)
What's Cooking, Jamela? by Niki Daly ($16). Jamela befriends the chicken she is supposed to be fattening up for Christmas dinner. (3-6)
Larky Mavis by Brock Cole ($16). An eccentric woman finds a surprise in a peanut shell. (4-8)
Beto and the Bone Dance by Gina Freschet ($16). A boy celebrates the Mexican Day of the Dead by making an altar for his recently deceased grandmother. (4-8)
Is My Friend at Home?: Pueblo Fireside Tales by John Bierhorst, illus. by Wendy Watson ($16), presents seven interconnected Hopi folktales. (4-up)
9 Magic Wishes by Shirley Jackson, illus. by Miles Hyman ($16). A child meets a magician who grants wishes. (4-up)
Rotten Ralph Helps Out: A Rotten Ralph Reader by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel ($14). This rambunctious cat helps his owner with a school project on ancient Egypt. (6-8)
Gus and Grandpa at Basketball by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock ($14). Grandpa teaches Gus the secret to succeeding at basketball. (6-8)
The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs by Cynthia DeFelice ($16) is the sequel to The Ghost of Fossil Glen. (8-12)
Till Tomorrow by John Donahue ($16). On an army base in France, a boy struggles to fit in with his peers. (8-12).
Above and Beyond by Susan Bonners ($16). When an old secret is revealed, two boys forge a friendship. (8-12)
Strawberry Moon by Karen English ($16). While her parents work out their problems, a girl spends the summer with her aunt. (8-12)
The Head Bone's Connected to the Neck Bone by Carla Killough McClafferty ($17) traces the history of the X-ray. (8-12)
The Revenge of Randal Reese-Rat by Tor Seidler, illus. by Brett Helquist ($16), is the sequel to A Rat's Tale. (8-up)
Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars by Quentin Dodd ($16). A boy's love of science fiction leads to an adventure. (10-up)
Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris ($16) centers on a high-school student who acts as an interpreter for his deaf family. (12-up)
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin ($19). Infanticide and child slavery surface in this novel set in 18th-century England. (12-up)
Bad by Jean Ferris ($5.95, 12-up).
Molly and the Magic Wishbone by Barbara McClintock ($16). Molly's fairy godmother gives her a fishbone that will grant one wish. (3-6)
Circus Girl by Tomek Bogacki ($17). When the circus comes to town, a new girl joins the class. (4-up)
Earthquake by Milly Lee, illus. by Yangsook Choi ($16). A Chinese-American family leaves San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. (4-8)
Hokusai by Deborah Kogan Ray ($18) focuses on the life and work of this Japanese artist. (7-up)
Tender by Valerie Hobbs ($18). After her grandmother dies, a girl goes to live with the father she has never known. (12-up)
Spellbound by Janet McDonald ($16) centers on a pregnant teen who drops out of school yet is determined to make something of her life. (12-up)
The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sís ($23, all ages).
Shrinking Violet by Cari Best, illus. by Giselle Potter ($16). A girl must overcome her shyness to take part in the school pageant. (4-8)
Shooting for the Moon: The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Bernie Fuchs ($17), is a picture-book biography based on Oakley's own writings and drawings. (5-8)
No More Nasty by Amy MacDonald, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($16). A boy's eccentric great-aunt shows up as his class's substitute teacher. (8-12)
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Philip Hoose ($26) profiles more than 70 youngsters who helped shape American history. (10-up)
The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones ($16). A boy tries to solve the mystery of his missing father. (10-up)
Hedgehog's Secret by Lena Anderson, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard ($14). Busy preparing for a surprise, Hedgehog doesn't even notice her friends. (3-6)
The Rabbit Who Longed for Home by Lilian Edvall, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Anna-Clara Tidholm ($14). A young rabbit learns to love day care. (3-6)
Bridget and the Gray Wolves by Pija Lindenbaum, trans. by Kjersti Board ($14). A timid girl tames a pack of wolves. (4-7)
You're Growing Up, Pontus! by Ann-Sofie Jeppson, trans. by Frances Corry, illus. by Caterina Kruusval ($14). An adventure-loving horse faces challenges as he grows older. (4-7)
This Train by Paul Collicutt and My Friend Gorilla by Atsuko Morozumi ($5.95 each, 3-6); Elisabeth by Claire Nivola ($5.95, 4-8); Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock ($4.95, 6-8); Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade by Jack Gantos ($5.95, 10-up); and Caesar's Antlers by Brooks Hansen ($6.95, 10-up).
Origami Paper Animals and Origami Paper Airplanes by Didier Boursin ($19.95 each, paper $9.95) each present 28 origami designs. (7-12)
Temporary Tattoos by Erick Aveline and Joyce Chargueraud ($19.95, paper $9.95) offers 60 designs for temporary tattoos. (9-3)
The Book of Flight: From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum by Judith Rinard ($24.95, paper $14.95) describes milestones in aviation history. (10-up)
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
Apples and Angel Ladders: A Collection of Pioneer Christmas Stories by Irene Morck, illus. by Muriel Wood ($21.95), are holiday tales about homesteading life in the West. (All ages)
The Blue Door: A Fox and Rabbit Story by David McPhail, illus. by John O'Connor ($15.95). Fox and Rabbit set out to visit an uncle in the city. (3-5)
Big Ben by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Kim LaFave ($15.95). Ben's older siblings give him high marks on his first report card. (3-6)
Singing the Dark by Gail Sproule, illus. by Sheena Lott ($16.95), tells of a girl's bedtime ritual. (3-7)
Priscilla and Rosy by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Linda Hendry ($15.95). Will Priscilla opt to take a cruise and leave her best pal behind? (5-8)
On Wings of a Dragon by Cora Taylor ($15.95). A young woman and her dragon set out to restore a kingdom to its rightful heir. (12-15)
Nature Babies welcomes Baby Penguin by Aubrey Lang, photos by Wayne Lynch ($11.95, 5-8).
First Flight soars on with Bats Out the Window by Sharon Jennings, illus. by John Mardon ($3.95, 8-11).
Chicken Cat by Stephanie McLellan, illus. by Sean Cassidy ($6.95, 5-8).
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Joining the Going To series is Blues Across the Bay: Going to San Francisco by Whitney Stewart ($5.99, 8-12).
FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRESS
(International Specialized Book Services, dist.)
Whacko by David Caddy ($10.95). Two siblings realize they have to act quickly to save their family from a terrible fate. (8-10)
Destination Unknown, ed. by Alwyn Evans ($13.95) collects fantasy stories by Australian youngsters. (8-10)
The Facts of Life by Geoff Havel ($13.95) is a tale about learning the facts of life. (8-10)
Have You Ever Done That? by Julie Larios ($15.95). A hot summer night ignites a child's imagination. (2-6)
Four in All by Nina Payne, illus. by Adam Payne ($15.95). In this mother and son collaboration, cut-paper art illustrates a poem. (2-6)
The Shakeress by Kimberly Heuston ($16.95). This novel traces a young woman's spiritual path in early 19th-century New England. (10-up)
It's Love We Don't Understand by Bart Moeyaert, trans. by Wanda Boeke ($16.95), is a novel showing how love shapes a girl's character and destiny. (12-up)
Doctor Me Di Cin by Roberto Piumini, illus. by Piet Grobler ($15.95). A wise doctor tricks a sickly prince back to health. (2-6)
In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin by Gloria Evangelista, illus. by Shawn Smith ($17.95), presents a pumpkin tale and a recipe for pumpkin pie. (4-8)
That's Weird! by Kendall Haven, illus. by Jason Lynch ($19.95), reveals scientific explanations for some of the world's mysteries. (8-13)
America's Prairies and Grasslands by Marianne Wallace is a new Guide to Plants and Animals ($16.95, 8-13).
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY PRESS/KENDALL GREEN PUBLICATIONS
Baby's First Signs and More Baby's First Signs by Kim Votry and Curt Waller ($6.95 each) are board books that teach American Sign Language. (6 mos.-4 yrs.)
The Flag series adds Our New Georgia Flag! by Carole Marsh ($2.95, all ages). Marsh's State Experience series issues six volumes for each U.S. state, including The BIG Alabama Activity Book! ($9.95, 5-11), My First Pocket Guide About Ohio ($6.95, 6-12); and Wisconsin Jeopardy! ($7.95, 8-14).The Ohio Readers series offers 30 titles by Marsh, among them Paul Bunyan, Hiawatha, Harriet Tubman, Neil Armstrong and James Madison ($1.95 each, 5-11). Marsh's Wisconsin Readers introduces 30 volumes, including Christopher Columbus, Golda Meir, Robert de La Salle and Georgia O'Keeffe ($1.95 each, 5-11). And Marsh's Survivor!: A Classroom Challenge series presents 50 volumes, one devoted to each state ($9.95 each, 7-up).
New See and Do Children's Books are Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh by Ceciel de Bie and Martijn Leenen ($19.95 each, 9-12).
GIBBS SMITH JR.
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson, illus. by Fumi Kosaka ($15.95). Can a girl's good deed change the world? (4-8)
Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McCrae! by Brad Wilcox, illus. by Julie Hansen Olsen ($15.95), introduces a spirited cowgirl. (4-8)
I Know What You Do When I Go to School by Ann Cannon, illus. by Jennifer Mazzucco; and You Don't Always Get What You Hope For by Rick Walton, illus. by Heidi Mario ($5.95 each, 4-8).
GIBBS SMITH/SIERRA CLUB
Desert Dog by Tony Johnston, illus. by Robert Weatherford ($15.95). A hardworking canine describes his day herding goats with his boy companion. (6-10)
DAVID R. GODINE
Rama and Sita by David Weitzman ($19.95) retells the shadow-puppet fairytales of Bali. (All ages)
Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons continues with Missee Lee ($14.95, 10-up).
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, illus. by John Lawrence ($16.95, 12-up).
Little Critter's Christmas Book by Mercer Mayer ($9.99). Little Critter celebrates the holiday season. (3-9)
Between the Lions: The Adventures of Cliff Hanger by Linda Hayward, illus. by Joe Ewars ($7.99). Leona can't figure out why Lionel likes stories that always end the same way. (3-9)
Between the Lions: Walk, Don't Walk by Tennant Redbank, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($7.99). Theo chases an escaped balloon. (4-5)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rick Bunsen ($7.99) retells this classic tale. (4-7)
New Touch and Feel titles are Pat the Birthday Bunny and Tickle the Pig by Edith Kunhardt ($9.99 each, up to 3). Good Morning, Bunny and Good Night, Bunny join Padded Cloth Board Books ($8.99 each, up to 3). Board Books adds Pat the Bunny: Yummy Colors ($6.99, up to 3) and The Mysterious Machine Adventure by Dena Neusner, illus. by Scott Neely and Andy Underwood ($5.99, 2-5). Joining Gilded Board Books is Precious Moments: A Is for Angels by Linda Masterson, illus. by Samuel J. Butcher ($9.99, 1-3). And Little Golden Books gains Dr. Ruth: Grandma on Wheels! by Ruth Westheimer with Pierre Lehu, illus. by Joy Allen; How the Camel Got Its Hump by Justine and Ron Fontes, illus. by Keiko Motoyama; Barbie: Rapunzel and A Happy Holiday by Diane Muldrow; Between the Lions: Bobby, the Hopping Robot and Snow Day! by Fred Newman, illus. by Ken Edwards; The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Mircea Catsanu; Jingle Bells by Muldrow, illus. by Joe Ewers; Scooby Doo: That's Snow Ghost by Molly Wigand, illus. by Scott Neely and Thomas Phong; Dexter's Laboratory: Zappo Change-O! by Genndy Tartakovsky; and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Dennis Shealy ($2.99 each, 2-5).
Hasbro Gamestory Books offers six titles, including Play Doh: Circus Fun! by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Christine Benjamin ($9.99, 2-up); Candy Land: Birthday Surprise! by Gail Herman, illus. by Ken Edwards ($9.99, 3-5); and Monopoly Junior by Sara Miller, illus. by Jim Durk ($9.99, 5-up). Family Storytime Books gains The Gingerbread Man by Bonnie and Bill Rutherford; There's No Such Thing As a Dragon by Jack Kent; and The Forgetful Bears Help Santa by Larry Weinberg, illus. by Jason Wolff ($9.95 each, 3-6); Cackle Cook's Monster Stew by Patricia Rae Wolff, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($9.95, 4-7); and The Snow Queen and Other Tales, trans. by Marie Ponsot, illus. by Adrienne Ségur ($9.95, 4-up). Golden Book Treasuries greets A Garth Williams Treasury of Best-Loved Golden Books by Margaret Wise Brown et al., illus. by Garth Williams; and The Golden Treasury of Christmas Joy, edited by Skip Skwarek, illus. by Valerie Sokolova ($19.99 each, 3-up). There are three new Pop-Up/Lift the Flap titles ($2.99 each, 4-7). And Golden Picture Book Classics continues with Sylvester, the Mouse with the Musical Ear by Adelaide Hall, illus. by N.M. Bodecker ($14.99, 4-up); and Godiva by Kathryn Hewitt ($14.99, 5-up).
Little Golden Books Classics reissues Animal Orchestra by Ilo Orleans, illus. by Tibor Gergely; and Richard Scarry's Good Night, Little Bear by Patsy Scarry, illus. by Richard Scarry ($2.99 each, 2-5). Paperback Series
Golden Look-Look Books adds five titles, including Barbie: Star for a Day by Mona Miller ($4.99, 3-6); Little Critter: Just a Piggy Bank by Gina and Mercer Mayer, illus. by Mercer Mayer ($3.29, 3-7); and Santa in Space by Jack Silbert, illus. by John Manders ($3.29, 4-7). Joining Storybooks is Powerpuff Girls: A Hair-Raising Tale! by Cynthia Hands, illus. by Dave Walston ($12.99, 5-8). And the Road to Reading series travels on with nine new titles.
The Christmas Sheep and Other Stories by Avril Rowlands, illus. by Rosslyn Moran ($16), collects four tales about animals who witnessed the first Christmas. (4-8)
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Where's My Nose? by Susan Ring, illus. by Stephanie Peterson ($5.99), is a board book containing a Mylar mirror. (up to 3)
Max's Snowsuit by Rosemary Wells ($7.99). Max and Ruby prepare to play in the snow in this cloth book. (up to 3)
Froggy Takes a Bath by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz; and Max in the Tub by Rosemary Wells ($6.99 each) are bath books packaged with soap crayons. (18 mos.-up)
Lots of Thanks!, illus. by Thierry Courtin ($4.99), aims to teach the meaning of being thankful. (1-4)
Emily's Busy Day Giant Lift-the-Flap by Claire Masurel, illus. by Susan Calitri ($9.99), introduces the alphabet, opposites, numbers and shapes. (2-6)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May, illus. by David Wenzel ($9.99), presents the original 1939 version of this story with new art. (3-up)
Ding-Dong, Trick or Treat!, illus. by Chris Demarest ($11.99), is a lift-the flap tale with a doorbell chime. (4-8)
Christian Mother Goose offers seven new titles, including Bless My Little Friends by Marjorie Ainsborough Decker, illus. by Benton Mahan ($5.99, 1-3); and Rock-A-Bye Prayers by Decker, illus. by Mahan, John Nez, Jess Stockham and Lynne Titleman ($9.99, 3-up). Sticker Stories has two additions ($4.99 each, 2-6). Reading Railroad Books rolls on with The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing, illus. by Julie Durrell ($3.49, 3-6); and Wing's The Night Before Thanksgiving, illus. by Tammie Lyon; and Wee Three Pigs by Heidi Petach ($3.99 each, 4-8). And All Aboard Reading welcomes The Barkers: Boss for a Day and Hide-and-Seek All Week by Tomie dePaola; and Lucky Goes to School by Gail Herman, illus. by Norman Gorbaty ($3.99 each, hardcover $13.89, 4-6); Bear Cub by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Neecy Twinem; My Soccer Mom from Mars by Rita Book, illus. by Amy Wummer; and Sacajawea by Joyce Milton, illus. by Shelly Hehenberger ($3.99 each, hardcover $13.89, 6-8).
First Friends, First Readers greets Meet Spike by Gail Herman, illus. by Cristina Ong ($3.99, 4-6). Drawing Dinosaurs, illus. by Ed Heins, joins Books and Stuff ($6.99, 4-8). When Dinosaurs Lived offers Baby Dinosaurs and Biggest Dinosaurs by "Dino Dan" Lessem, illus. by John Bindon ($5.99 each, 4-8). New Smart About Art titles are Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies by True Kelley, Edgar Degas: Paintings That Dance by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars by Joan Holub ($5.99 each, 5-9). My First Field Guides continues with Looking at Bugs by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Deborah Drew-Brook, Allan Cormack and Tim Haggerty; and Looking at Rocks by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Drew-Brook and Haggerty ($5.99 each, 6-8). The NHL Book Program glides on with The Magnificent One: The Story of Mario Lemieux by Michael McKinley ($5.99, 6-up); and Young Guns: Meet the Future Stars of the NHL by Allan Weiss ($6.99, 6-up). Dan Greenburg's The Zack Files, illus. by Jack E. Davis, has two additions ($3.99 each, 7-10). Make Your Own gains Totem Poles by Jennifer Frantz, illus. by Chi Chung ($6.99, 7-11). And My School Slam Book!: School According to My Friends by Anne Kaufman is a new Slam Book ($6.99 each, 9-15).
The Great Canoe: A Kariña Legend by María Elena Maggi, illus. by Gloria Calderón ($15.95). Most of the people ignore a warning that a great rain will fall and cover the earth. (2-5)
The Race of Toad and Deer by Pat Mora, illus. by Domi ($15.95), is an adaptation of the fable of the tortoise and the hare. (2-5)
Ghost Cat by Mark Abley, illus. by Karen Reczuch ($16.95), tells of a woman and her beloved feline. (3-5)
The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button by Celia Barker Lottridge, illus. by Joanne Fitzgerald ($16.95). A rooster is determined to retrieve the button that an arrogant sultan stole from him. (3-5)
The Kid Line by Teddy Jam ($16.95) is a hockey story featuring a father and son. (5-8)
Wild Bog Tea by Annette LeBox, illus. by Harvey Chan ($16.95). The narrator and his grandfather visit a beautiful bog over the years. (5-8)
The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories by Adwoa Badoe, illus. by Baba Wagué Diakité ($18.95), collects 10 tales. (7-up)
House Calls: The True Story of a Pioneer Doctor by Ainslie Manson, illus. by Mary Jane Gerber ($15.95), recounts the work of an early 19th-century physician. (8-12)
Box Girl by Sarah Withrow ($15.95). A lonely teenager finds a true friend in the new girl at school. (10-12)
We Need to Go Back to School by Tanya Roberts-Davis ($15.95). Nepalese children describe the changes in their lives since the Rugmark program enabled them to attend school rather than work. (10-up)
Seven for a Secret by Mary Sheppard ($15.95) is a novel about two cousins in 1960 Newfoundland. (12-up)
Looking for X by Deborah Ellis ($5.95, 9-12); and Vlad the Undead by Hanna Lutzen ($5.95, 13-up).
Do Carrots Make You See Better? by Julie Appleton, Nadine McCrea and Carla Patterson ($19.95), aims to teach youngsters about food and nutrition. (up to 8)
Playing to Learn by Carol Seedfeldt, illus. by Katheryn Davis ($19.95), offers activities that encourage learning through play. (3-6)
Sand and Water Play by Sherrie West and Amy Cox, illus. by K. Whelan Dery ($12.95), presents more than 70 activities involving sand and water. (3-6)
Wiggle, Giggle & Shake by Rae Pica, illus. by Katheryn Davis ($19.95), rounds up more than 200 movement-oriented activities. (3-8)
Big Like Me by Ruth Finkelstein, illus. by Esther Touson ($9.95). When his mother brings home a new baby, Benny learns how to be a big brother. (3-6)
Get Well Soon by Dina Rosenfeld, illus. by Rina Lyampe ($9.95), introduces a boy who wants to cheer up all the people he knows who aren't feeling well. (3-6)
Once Upon a Time by Draizy Zelcer, illus. by Vitaliy Romanenko ($11.95), teaches how to tell time and discusses the value of time in Jewish life. (3-6)
The Legend of Wingz by Timothy Green ($17.95). A boy creates his own wings that can take him anywhere. (All ages)
Conversations with God for Teens by Neale Donald Walsch ($19.95). The author of the Conversations with God series here addresses teenagers. (13-up)
The Revelations of Alvin Tolliver by David Kherdian ($7.95). A boy in northern Wisconsin establishes a kinship with the wilderness and its creatures. (8-12)
Alfie and Betty Bug by Amanda Leslie ($10.95). This lift-the-flap book visits the park with a young elephant and his bug pal. (2-5)
Cat and Mouse: The Hole Story by Christyan and Diane Fox ($9.95). Cat chases Mouse in this rhyming tale featuring die-cuts. (2-5)
Bathtime PiggyWiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox ($12.95). Pages fold out to tell a tale of a deep-sea diver, a submarine captain and a lifeboat pilot. (2-6)
Food Fight! by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Doreen Gay-Kassel ($14.95). Food sculpted from clay comes alive at night. (3-7)
Animagicals: Homes and Sports by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Svjetlan Junakovic ($9.95 each), are rhyming riddle books. (4-8)
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illus. by Christopher Bing ($17.95), presents this poem, plus maps and documents. (7-up)
HANDPRINT BOOKS/RAGGED BEARS
My Ragged Bears Cuddly Book by Paul Stickland ($19.95). This bear-shaped cloth book introduces animals. (up to 4)
Sleep Songs: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Golden Slumbers, illus. by Amanda Wallwork ($8.95each), are board books presenting two lullabies. (up to 5)
Little Robot Rabbit by Mike Brownlow ($11.95). A robot searches for her missing pet in this lift-the-flap tale. (2-5)
Bears! by Paul Stickland ($13.95). A boy finds his house filled with hundreds of bears. (2-6)
Ragged Bears Book of Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Diz Wallis ($19.95), collects 120 rhymes. (2-6)
A Harvest of Color: Growing a Vegetable Garden by Melanie Eclare ($16.95). Neighborhood children grow a spectrum of veggies. (4-8)
The Big White Book with (almost) nothing in it by Mike Brownlow ($13.95). Readers spin a wheel and lift flaps to find characters hiding between the pages. (4-8)
Miracle on 34th Street: Facsimile Edition by Valentine Davies ($12.95) is a facsimile edition of this 1947 holiday tale. (All ages)
A Christmas Sampler by Joan Walsh Anglund ($9.95) collects carols, legends and poems. (All ages)
Ten Little Angels by Andra Simmons, illus. by Jone Hallmark ($14), is a counting book featuring angels. (2-5)
Whose Shoes? by Anna Grossnickle Hines, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($14), introduces a mouse who puts herself in others' shoes. (2-5)
Something Wonderful by Jenny Nimmo, illus. by Debbie Boon ($16). An ordinary chicken becomes a hero. (3-7)
Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh ($15) centers on a pair of mouse detectives. (3-7)
Little Whistle's Dinner Party by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers ($14). Little Whistle plans a special dinner for his friends in Toytown. (3-7)
Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Debi Gliori ($16). A rabbit tells his younger sister all that she'll be able to do by herself once she's older. (3-7)
Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard ($16). How does a witch find the perfect pet? (3-7)
Altoona Up North by Janie Bynum ($14). Altoona and pals fly north in a hot-air balloon. (3-7)
Sit, Truman! by Dan Harper, illus. by Cara Moser and Barry Moser ($16), tells of a fun-loving dog with a mind of his own. (3-7)
Scared Stiff by Katie Davis ($15). A girl realizes her fears are not as bad as she'd imagined. (3-7)
Jabutí the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon by Gerald McDermott ($16) is a fable explaining how tortoise got his patchwork shell. (4-8)
Peepers by Eve Bunting, illus. by James Ransome ($16). In the fall, Jim and Andy help their father run a tour business catering to "leaf peepers." (6-9)
Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting, illus. by Peter Sylvada ($16). A family finds hope in the midst of war. (6-9)
Egyptian Mummies: People from the Past by Delia Pemberton ($18) examines seven ancient Egyptian mummies from the British Museum. (8-12)
Children of the Dragon by Sherry Garland, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman ($18), collects six Vietnamese folktales. (8-12)
The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville ($16). Werewolves, vampires, wizards and aliens appear in this fantasy. (8-12)
The Secret School by Avi ($16). Can Ida keep a one-room school in remote Colorado open without anyone knowing? (8-12)
Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde ($17) are tales that explore the world of the dead--and the "undead." (12-up)
Born Blue by Han Nolan ($17). A girl born to a heroin addict searches for love and security. (14-up)
The Big Nap by Bruce Hale is a new Chet Gecko Mystery ($14, 8-12). And joining Young Person's Guides is The Young Person's Guide to the Opera: Book and CD Set by Anita Ganeri and Nicola Barber ($25, 8-up).
Mr. Putter & Tabby Easy Readers issues Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard ($5.95, 6-9).
HARCOURT/GREEN LIGHT READERS
The Big, Big Wall by Reginald Howard, illus. by Ariane Dewey and Jose Aruego ($10.95, paper $3.95). Can Humpty Dumpty's friends help him avoid a big fall? (5-7)
Sam and Jack: Three Stories by Alex Moran, illus. by Tim Bowers ($10.95, paper $3.95), centers on mouse and cat pals. (5-7)
Daniel's Mystery Egg by Alma Flor Ada, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($10.95, paper $3.95). What animal will hatch from the egg that Daniel finds? (6-8)
Where Do Frogs Come From? by Alex Vern ($10.95, paper $3.95) chronicles the stages of a frog's life. (6-8)
Mansa Mansa: The Lion of Mali by Khephra Burns, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon ($18), presents the story of a great African king. (All ages)
The Day Ocean Came to Visit by Diane Wolkstein, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher ($16). When Sun and Moon still lived on earth, they invited their new friend Ocean to visit. (3-7)
Red Are the Apples by Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan, illus. by Wade Zahares ($16), celebrates the colors of fall on a farm. (3-7)
Mim's Christmas Jam by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney ($16). Siblings send their father a gift that just might inspire a holiday miracle. (3-7)
The Christmas Cobwebs by Odds Bodkin, illus. by Terry Widener ($16). A poor shoemaker and his family awaken on Christmas to find a magical surprise. (3-7)
Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Melissa Iwai ($16), examines the ways Chanukah lights up the world. (3-7)
Monster Goose by Judy Sierra, illus. by Jack E. Davis ($16). Monster Goose turns Mother's Goose's rhymes inside out. (5-8)
The Problem with Pumpkins by Barney Saltzberg ($14). Will Hip and Hop find a way to save Halloween? (5-8)
In the Shadow of the Alamo by Sherry Garland ($17) pays tribute to the Mexican soldiers who gave their lives during the Texas campaign. (10-up)
Joining the Andy Russell series is Andy Russell, NOT Wanted by the Police by David A. Adler, illus. by Leanne Franson ($14, 7-10).
Paperback Series Reprints
Andy Russell reprints Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell by David A. Adler, illus. by Will Hillenbrand ($4.95, 7-10).
User Friendly by Vivian Vande Velde ($6, 12-up).
Time for Bed Gift Set by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer ($15.95), packages this bedtime tale with a night light. (All ages)
Board Book Reprints
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On and Snowballs by Lois Ehlert ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).
New Kipper titles by Mick Inkpen are Kipper's Rainy Day and Kipper's Sunny Day ($5.95 each, 2-5); Rocket and Skates ($4.95 each paper, 2-5); and Kipper and Roly ($13.95, 3-7).
Mountain Dance by Thomas Locker ($16) offers an introduction to earth science. (All ages)
Daughters of Fire: Heroines of the Bible by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Uri Shulevitz ($20), collects tales of valorous women. (All ages)
We're Going on a Ghost Hunt by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Ann Schweninger ($15), is a tale about young ghost hunters. (3-7)
Auntie Claus Gift Set by Elise Primavera ($24.95) includes a book, ornament and CD narrated by Ellen Burstyn. (4-up)
Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss, illus. by C.F. Payne ($16), relays the flying feats of Harriet Quimby. (6-9)
Young American Voices adds Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression by Marissa Moss ($15, 8-12).
The Disappearing Alphabet by Richard Wilbur, illus. by David Diaz ($6, all ages); Good Night, Baby Bear by Frank Asch and Good Night, Mr. Night by Dan Yaccarino ($6 each, 2-5); Who Hops? by Katie Davis ($6, 2-6). Preston's Goal! by Colin McNaughton; The Absolutely Awful Alphabet by Mordicai Gerstein; The Ghosts in the Cellar and The Ghosts' Trip to Loch Ness by Jacques Duquennoy; and Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, illus. by Leslie Staub; ($6 each, 3-7); Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra, illus. by Will Hillenbrand ($7, 3-7); Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott ($7, 4-8); Hoops by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Stephen T. Johnson; and To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda, illus. by Janet Stevens ($6 each, 5-8); and The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin, illus. by Gennady Spirin ($6, 5-up).
All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander, illus. by Bruce Whatley ($16.95), presents this ode to nature. (All ages)
Amazing Graces: Prayers and Poems for Children, compiled by June Cotner, illus. by Jan Palmer ($12.95), collects prayers and verse. (All ages)
The Book of Pirates, selected and illus. by Michael Hague ($19.95), compiles pirate tales by various authors. (All ages)
Cat, What Is That? by Tony Johnston, illus. by Wendell Minor ($15.95), pays tribute to cats. (All ages)
A Christmas Treasury: Very Merry Stories and Poems, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($16.95), rounds up holiday carols, tales and poems. (All ages)
A Light in the Attic: 20th Anniversary Edition Book with CD by Shel Silverstein ($22.95) packages this book with a CD containing 11 poems read by the author. (All ages)
A Margaret Wise Brown Gift Set by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($29.95), packages Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny in a slipcase. (All ages)
Sacred Animals by Kris Waldherr ($16.95) features magical creatures from mythology. (All ages)
Goodnight Moon: Lap Edition and The Runaway Bunny: Lap Edition by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($12.95 each), offers these tales in oversized board-book format. (up to 4)
Good for You!: Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($16.95), collects rhymes celebrating toddlers' accomplishments. (1-4)
When Mommy and Daddy Go to Work and When You Were Inside Mommy by Joanna Cole, illus. by Maxie Chambliss ($5.95 each), introduce the topics of day care and pregnancy. (1-4)
Merry Christmas, from Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($9.95). Biscuit and the little girl make a special holiday present. (2-6)
Sleepy Book by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Stefano Vitale ($15.95), reveals the world asleep. (3-7)
Brave Little Monster by Ken Baker, illus. by Geoffrey Hayes ($14.95). At bedtime, a young monster is afraid that scary boys and girls lurk nearby. (3-8)
The First Thanksgiving by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Mark Buehner ($15.95), presents a counting poem. (3-8)
Miss Mouse Takes Off by Jan Ormerod ($14.95). Miss Mouse takes an airplane trip. (3-up)
Santa's Snow Cat by Sue Stainton, illus. by Anne Mortimer ($15.95), is a holiday tale starring a feline. (4-7)
Bethlehem, illus. by Fiona French ($15.95). This description of the first Christmas features text from the King James Bible. (4-8)
Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel by Shirley Climo, illus. by Jane Manning ($15.95), is a tale of spiders, tinsel and Christmas magic. (4-8)
Russell's Secret by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Heather Maione ($14.95). Is it really more fun to stay at home than to go to school? (4-8)
A Shepherd's Gift by Mary Calhoun, illus. by Raúl Colón ($15.95). A young shepherd searching for a lost lamb comes upon the stable where Jesus was born. (4-9)
A Castle on Viola Street by Dyanne DiSalvo ($15.95) is a tale demonstrating how kids can make a difference. (5-8)
My Map Book by Sara Fanelli ($14.95) features 12 maps illustrating aspects of a child's world. (5-8)
Bubblegum Delicious by Dennis Lee, illus. by David McPhail ($15.95), collects poems. (5-9)
Land Ho!: Fifty Glorious Years in the Age of Exploration by Nancy Winslow Parker ($15.95) maps out the voyages of a dozen 15th- and 16th-century explorers. (6-10)
Davy Crockett Saves the World by Rosalyn Schanzer ($16.95) describes how this hero bested Halley's comet. (6-12)
The King's Secret: The Legend of King Sejong by Carol Farley, illus. by Robert Jew ($15.95), tells how Korea's Hangeul alphabet was invented. (6-up)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Dean Morrissey ($17.95), presents this classic. (7-10)
Night of the Living Gerbil by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Bill Basso ($14.95). A chapter book adventure. (7-10)
The Story of Thanksgiving by Robert Merrill Bartlett, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($14.95), reveals how one community's harvest celebration in 1621 became a major holiday. (7-10)
The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups: The Second File by David Wisniewski ($16.95). This sequel delves into the details of why grown-up rules exist. (7-up)
The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse by Dean Koontz, illus. by Phil Parks ($17.95), collects poems. (8-12)
To Be a Princess: The Fascinating Lives of Real Princesses by Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter, illus. by Laurie McGraw ($17.95), focuses on 12 of history's famous princesses. (8-14)
Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott by Julie Cummins ($16.95) reveals the exploits of this aviatrix. (8-14)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illus. by DeLoss McGraw ($19.95), gives this classic new art. (8-up)
The Haunting Hour by R.L. Stine ($10.95) collects chilling tales. (8-up)
The Spy Wore Shades by Martha Freeman ($15.95). Two unlikely heroes set aside their differences. (8-up)
Make Cool Gadgets for Your Room by Amy Pinchuk, illus. by Teco Rodrigues; and Make Amazing Toy and Game Gadgets by Pinchuk, illus. by Allan Moon and Tina Holdcroft ($16.95 each), offer instructions for making gadgets from common tools. (9-14)
The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley ($15.95) pays playful homage to the author of the Goosebumps series. (9-up)
Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac ($14.95). Molly has telling dreams after her parents vanish. (10-14)
Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan ($15.95) is a novel about a young woman coming of age in the shadow of the Russian Revolution. (10-up)
Boston Jane: An Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm ($16.95). A girl from the East travels to the Northwest to wed her true love. (10-up)
Flight of the Raven by Stephanie S. Tolan ($15.95) centers on a boy who longs to be free. (10-up)
Monsieur Eek by David Ives, illus. by Greg Sweringen ($15.95). The lone survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore and is charged with being a thief and a spy. (10-up)
The Other Side of Truth by Beverly Naidoo ($15.95) is a novel that explores issues of family, exile and freedom. (10-up)
When Johnny Went Marching by G. Clifton Wisler ($16.95) profiles 49 young Civil War heroes. (10-up)
Damage by A.M. Jenkins ($15.95) tells of a popular high-school senior battling depression. (12-up)
A Matter of Profit by Hilari Bell ($15.95) offers a science fiction tale of danger and suspense. (12-up)
Slap Your Sides by M.E. Kerr ($15.95) focuses on a boy whose older brother is a conscientious objector in WWII. (12-up)
All the Old Haunts by Chris Lynch ($15.95) is a short-story collection. (13-up)
New Books of Wonder titles are The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, foreword by Patricia and Fredrick L. McKissack, illus. by Michael Hague; and The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, illus. by Tom Kid ($22.95 each, all ages). Joining The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes, are The Wisdom of Narnia ($10.95, all ages) and The Magician's Nephew: Deluxe Edition ($24.95, 8-up). Let's-Read-And-Find-Out-Science gains Pop!: A Book About Bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, photos by Margaret Miller; and A Tree Is to Plant by Clyde Robert Bulla, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($15.95 each, paper $4.95, 3-6). MathStart by Stuart J. Murphy adds Seaweed Soup, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.95, paper $4.95, 3-up); Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes, illus. by Rémy Simard ($15.95, paper $4.95, 6-up); and Dinosaur Deals, illus. by Kevin O'Malley ($15.95, paper $4.95, 7-up). And Good Sports kicks off with Megan Plays Soccer by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Paul Meisel ($14.95, 4-6).
I Can Read Books presents Captain and Matey Set Sail by Daniel Laurence, illus. by Claudio Muñoz; Grandma's Trick-or-Treat by Emily Arnold McCully; Marvin One Too Many by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Jane Clark Brown; Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine by Denys Cazet ($14.95 each, 4-8); and Stuart at the Fun House and Stuart at the Library by Susan Hill, illus. by Lydia Halverson ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 4-8). New Little House additions are Santa Comes to Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Renée Graef ($15.95, 4-8); and Across the Rolling River by Celia Wilkins, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.95, paper $5.95, 8-12). Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis debuts with Don't Know Much About the 50 States, illus. by Renée Andriani; and Don't Know Much About the Solar System, illus. by Pedro Martin ($15.95 each, 6-9); Don't Know Much About Space, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier; and Don't Know Much About Planet Earth, illus. by Tom Bloom ($19.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-12). And The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot welcomes Princess in the Spotlight ($15.95, 12-up).
Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse by Walter Dean Myers ($16.95, all ages); Charlotte and TheWhite Horse and Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($12.95 each, all ages); Krauss's I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue and A Very Special House, illus. by Sendak ($14.95 each, all ages); Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Sendak ($19.95, all ages); Father Fox's Pennyrhymes by Clyde Watson, illus. by Wendy Watson ($15.95, all ages); My World by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($15.95, 1-4); A World Full of Monsters by John Troy McQueen, illus. by Marc Brown ($15.95, 4-up); Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, illus. by Stanley ($16.95, 7-up); and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3, retold by Alvin Schwartz, illus. by Stephen Gammell ($15.95 each, paper $5.95, 9-up).
Sari Says: The Real Dirt on Everything from Sex to School by Sari Locker ($11.95). The advice columnist for Teen People Online answers teens' questions. (12-up)
Turning Seventeen by Jacqueline Carrol adds Reality Check ($4.95, 12-up).
The Trumpet of the Swan by Lin Oliver ($3.99) is based on the screenplay for the film inspired by E.B. White's classic. (7-10)
When Good Ghouls Go Bad by R.L. Stine ($3.99) is a novelization of the forthcoming made-for-TV movie. (8-12)
Silvercloak by Dave Duncan ($5.99) concludes the King's Daggers trilogy. (12-up)
All-American Puppies yaps on with Uptown Poodles, Downtown Pups, Puppysaurus and The Bake-off Burglar by Susan Saunders, illus. by Henry Cole ($3.99 each, 7-10). R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room continues with Full Moon, Scare School and Visitors; and The Nightmare Room: Thrillogy gains What Scares You the Most? and No Survivors ($3.99 each, 8-12). Teen People welcomes Real Life Diaries: Inspirational True Stories from Celebrities and Real Teens, ed. by Linda Friedman and Dana White ($12.95, 12-up); and Love Stories: Stories of True Romance, ed. by Jennifer Soong; Sex Files; and Faith: Stories of Belief and Inspiration, ed. by Megan Howard and Jon Barrett ($6.95 each, 12-up). Secrets and Betrayal by Melinda Metz join Fingerprints ($4.99 each, 12-up). Isobel Bird's Circle of Three has five additions ($4.99 each, 12-up). And The Black Book (Diary of a Teenage Stud) debuts with Girls, Girls, Girls and Stop, Don't Stop by Jonah Black ($4.99 each, 14-up).
Echo by Francesca Lia Block ($14.95). Linked stories trace a girl's path to womanhood. (All ages)
A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, illus. by Harry Bliss ($15.95). What happens when a principal takes his love of learning a bit too far? (4-8)
Caleb's Story by Patricia MacLachlan ($14.95) is the third book in the saga launched by Sarah, Plain and Tall. (8-10)
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech ($14.95) centers on a boy who learns to love poetry. (8-12)
The Witches and the Wizards of Oberin by Suza Scalora ($19.95) tells of a band of witches and wizards who thousands of years ago came together to make a pact. (12-up)
Little Lit offers Strange Stories for Strange Kids, ed. by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly ($19.95, all ages). And Joining the Boston Tea Party by Diane Stanley, illus. by Holly Berry is new to The Time-Traveling Twins ($15.95, 5-10).
The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block ($6.95, all ages).
About Face by Ellen Schecter, conceived by Cindy Crawford ($19.95). Crawford and her son reveal how to communicate through facial expressions. (All ages)
Planet of the Apes by John Whitman ($4.99) is a junior novelization of this film. (12-up)
Planet of the Apes: Leo's Logbook: A Captain's Day in Captivity by Benjamin Athens ($7.99) is an illustrated logbook based on this film. (12-up)
The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley adds three titles ($4.25 each, 6-10). Two for the Road, Surprise, Surprise and Sealed with a Kiss join Two of a Kind ($4.25 each, 8-12). Thoroughbred has three additions ($4.50 each, 8-12). And Ashleigh returns in Ashleigh's Promise by Joanna Campbell ($4.99, 8-12).
Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?, illus. by Jane Manning ($7.95), is a pull-the-tab caper. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
The Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Puzzle by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Julia Durrell ($6.95), offers a scratch-and-sniff holiday mystery. (2-5)
What's in Your Lunch Box?: A Scrumptious Scratch-and-Sniff Smorgasbord by Quinlan Lee, illus. by Victoria Raymond ($6.95), is a lunchbox-shaped volume. (2-5)
Five Little Goblins by Lark Carrier ($6.95) tells of five goblins trick-or-treating. (2-6)
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies Book and Tape by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond, music by Sarah Weeks ($11.95), features Jason Alexander reading this story on tape. (3-7)
Hanukkah Ha-Has: Knock-Knock Jokes That Are a Latke Fun and Ho Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha: Holly-arious Christmas Knock-Knock Jokes by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Stephen Carpenter ($6.95 each). Holiday joke collections. (5-8)
Harper Growing Tree sprouts One Sleepy Baby by Pamela Levine, illus. by Stephanie Milanowski ($5.95, 3 mos.-up); One Little Spoonful by Aliki ($9.95, 1-up); Cat's Pajamas by Thacher Hurd ($9.95, 18 mos.-up); Bubbles, Bubbles by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Fumi Kosaka ($9.95, 2-up); Dancing in My Bones by Sylvia Andrews, illus. by Ellen Mueller ($9.95, 3-up); and Just Think by Bette Killion, illus. by Linda Bronson ($9.95, 3-up). Hanna Books welcomes Hanna's Christmas by Melissa Peterson, illus. by Melissa Iwai ($14.95, 4-up). Sing-Along Storybooks chimes in with The Itsy Bitsy Spider, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye; and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, illus. by Laura Blanken Merer ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Joining What to Expect Kids is What to Expect at Preschool by Heidi Murkoff, illus. by Laura Rader ($7.99, 2-5). Charming Classics adds Charming Classics Box Set: A Little Princess, The Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables ($17.95, 8-12). A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist, adds The Hostile Hospital ($9.95, 10-up); and A Series of Unfortunate Events Boxed Set: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window ($29.95, 10-up).
Sleepy Time Olie by William Joyce ($15.95) is a new tale by the author of Rolie Polie Olie. (2-8)
Grannie and the Jumbie: A Caribbean Tale by Margaret Hurst ($15.95) is a story told in Caribbean dialect. (3-7)
Santa Calls by William Joyce ($15.95, all ages); and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate, illus. by Felicia Bond ($9.95, 3-6).
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes ($6.95) is a board-book tale about sibling rivalry. (2-4)
My Car by Byron Barton ($14.95) explores colors, shapes and numbers. (2-up)
Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell ($15.95) counts down from 10 to one. (3-up)
Bonkers Fellini by Jeanne Titherington ($16.95) is a tale of a boy and his imaginary friend. (4-up)
Crocodile Listens by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by JoEllen McAllister Stammen ($15.95), reveals the birth of hatchlings. (4-up)
Dance! by Elisha Cooper ($15.95) pays tribute to dance. (4-up)
The Stable Rat and Other Christmas Poems by Julia Cunningham, illus. by Anita Lobel ($15.95), collects nine poems focusing on the animals that witnessed the Nativity. (4-up)
This Is the Rain by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Jane Wattenberg ($15.95), describes the water cycle. (4-up)
The Class Artist by G. Brian Karas ($15.95) celebrates creativity in elementary school. (5-up)
A Ghost Story by Nina Crews ($15.95) is a tale centering on a ghost. (5-up)
It's My City: A Singing Map by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Denis Roche ($15.95), explores a city. (5-up)
Awful Ogre's Awful Day by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky ($15.95), compiles 18 poems chronicling a day in an ogre's life. (6-up)
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams ($15.95) relays a story of two sisters. (7-up)
After the Holocaust by Howard Greenfeld ($16.95). Holocaust survivors tell what happened after the war. (7-up)
The Famous Adventures of Jack by Berlie Doherty, illus. by Sonja Lamut ($14.95), invites readers to complete an open-ended tale. (7-up)
Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda adds Rowan and the Travelers ($14.95, 7-up).
Dogsbody, Castle in the Air and Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones ($15.95, paper $6.95, 12-up).
Books in Spanish
Mi mundo (My World) by Margaret Wise Brown, trans. by Teresa Mlawer, illus. by Clement Hurd ($16.95, 1-4); Bizcocho by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, trans. by Mlawer, illus. by Pat Schories ($15.95, paper $4.95, 3-5); Si llevas un raton al cine (If You Take a Mouse to the Movies) by Laura Numeroff, trans. by Mlawer, illus. by Felicia Bond ($16.95, 3-7); and El regalo del pastor (A Shepherd's Gift) by Mary Calhoun, trans. by Osvaldo Blanco, illus. by Raúl Colón ($15.95, 4-9).
Ready?, Sex and Go! by Kate Cann comprise the Love Trilogy ($6.95 each, 14-up).
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman ($6.95, 10-up); Necking with Louise by Rick Book and Wurst Case Scenario by Catherine Clark ($6.95 each, 13-up).
Hey, Day! Super-Amazing, Funk-da-crazing, Ultra-glazing Things to Do, Make, and Ponder Every Day of the Year by Super Clea and Keva Marie ($14.95) is an activity book. (10-up)
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English by Alma Flor Alda, illus. by Simón Silva ($6.95, all ages); The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes ($19.95, all ages); The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce ($6.95, 3-8); My Working Mom by Peter Glassman, illus. by Tedd Arnold; and Whooo's Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost? by Kay Winters, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($5.95 each, 3-8); The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo, illus. by Robert Florczak; and Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art by Thomas Locker with Candace Christiansen ($5.95 each, 5-9); The Time-Traveling Twins: Roughing It on the Oregon Trail by Diane Stanley, illus. by Holly Berry ($5.95, 5-10); The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups by David Wisniewski ($6.95, 7-up); and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by W.W. Denslow; Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, illus. by John R. Neill; Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams, colored by Rosemary Wells; and White's The Trumpet of the Swan, illus. by Fred Marcellino ($7.95 each, 8-12).
Also Sharon Creech Box Set: Walk Two Moons, Absolutely Normal Chaos, and Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech; and The Ralph Mouse Collection: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, and Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary ($17.85 each, 8-12); Tales from Dimwood Forest Box Set: Ragweed, Poppy, Poppy and Rye, and Ereth's Birthday by Avi, illus. by Brian Floca ($19.80, 8-12); Purrfectly Purrfect: Life at the Acatemy by Patricia Lauber, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($3.95, 8-12); Crocodiles & Alligators by Seymour Simon; and Mean Margaret by Tor Seidler, illus. by Jon Agee ($6.95 each, 8-12); The Wish by Gail Carson Levine ($5.95, 8-12); Ereth's Birthday by Avi, illus. by Brian Floca; The Birthday Room by Kevin Henkes; and Cougar by Helen V. Griffith ($4.95 each, 8-12); The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick ($5.95, 8-up); The Tar Pit by Tor Seidler ($5.95, 9-up); Shiva's Fire by Suzanne Fisher Staples, A Time Apart by Diane Stanley and Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan ($5.95 each, 10-up); My Land Sings: Stories from the Rio Grande by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Amy Córdova ($4.95, 10-up); The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner ($6.95, 10-up); and The Books of Fell: Fell, Fell Back, and Fell Down by M.E. Kerr and Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones ($6.95 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science reprints I'm Growing! and My Feet by Aliki; and Switch On, Switch Off by Melvin Berger, illus. by Carolyn Croll ($4.95 each, 3-6). New I Can Read Books are A Know-Nothing Halloween and The Know-Nothings Talk Turkey by Michele Sobel Spirn, illus. by R.W. Alley ($3.95 each, 4-8); and The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Climbing Cat and The Case of the Missing Monkey by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($3.95 each, 6-8). And The Princess Diaries adds The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot ($5.95, 12-up).
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Dick King-Smith's Countryside Treasury by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Christian Birmingham ($24.95), celebrates rural life. (6-up)
The Pookie Stories by Ivy Wallace include Pookie ($16.95, 5-9); Pookie Believes in Santa Claus ($16.95, paper $8.95, 5-9); and Pookie and His Shop and Pookie Puts the World Right ($8.95 each paper, 5-9).
Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr ($8.95). Mog the cat is not entirely happy about the holiday festivities. (4-7)
Covenant Kids offers David and God's Covenant and Jesus Our Savior ($12.99 each, 3-7).
New Superkids Novels are Caged Rivalry and Mystery of the Missing Junk by Christopher P.N. Maselli ($6.99 each, 8-12).
HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS/HCI TEENS
Chicken Soup for the Soul adds Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soulon Tough Stuff: Stories of ToughTimes and Lessons Learned by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95,12-18). Teen Ink continues with Friends and Family, ed. by Stephanie Meyer and John Meyer ($12.95, 12-18). And Taste Berries for Teens gains A Taste-Berry Teen's Guide to Managing the Stress and Pressures of Life by Bettie Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs ($12.95, 12-18).
Tales of the RAF welcomes Night Mission by Don Patterson, illus. by Sonny Schug ($7.95, 8-12).
New Hippocrene Children's Illustrated Foreign Language Dictionaries are Dutch Dictionary, Norwegian Dictionary and Portuguese Dictionary by the editors of Hippocrene Books ($11.95 each, 5-10).
Paperback Series Reprints
Hippocrene Children's Illustrated Foreign Language Dictionaries reprints Arabic Dictionary, Polish Dictionary, Russian Dictionary and Spanish Dictionary ($11.95 each, 5-10).
Quilt Alphabet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome ($17.95), is an ABC book illustrated with country images. (2-6)
Dappled Apples by Jan Carr, illus. by Dorothy Donohue ($15.95), celebrates fall. (2-6)
Where Do You Sleep, Little One? by Patricia Hooper, illus. by John Winch ($16.95), is a poem that introduces furry creatures present at the Nativity. (2-6)
Old Mother Hubbard by Jane Cabrera ($15.95). The title character buys her dog everything but the bone he craves. (3-6)
If You Had a Nose Like an Elephant's Trunk by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Susan Winter ($16.95). What if readers had a nose like an elephant's trunk, a tail like a monkey's, etc.? (3-6)
Christmas Is... by Gail Gibbons ($16.95) examines various aspects of this holiday. (4-8)
Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Janet Stevens ($16.95). Is Anansi's magic stick the secret to success? (4-8)
The Story of Chopsticks by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by YongSheng Xuan ($16.95), imagines how chopsticks might have been invented. (4-8)
The Merbaby by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Patience Brewster ($16.95). Tarron finds a merbaby in his fishing net. (4-8)
The Perfectly Horrible Halloween by Nancy Poydar ($16.95) tells what happens when Arnold leaves his costume on the school bus. (4-8)
A Thanksgiving Turkey by Julian Scheer, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.95). A boy and his grandfather try to track down an old tom turkey. (4-8)
When Esther Morris Headed West: Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($16.95), centers on this suffragette, who became the first woman judge in the U.S. (4-8)
Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons ($16.95) focuses on these Arctic animals. (4-8)
Supermarket by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg ($16.95). How does food from all over the world make its way onto supermarket shelves? (4-8)
The Legend of Strap Buckner: A Texas Tale, retold by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, illus. by Andrew Glass ($16.95), reveals the story of this legendary figure. (4-8)
Look Out Jack! The Giant Is Back! by Tom Birdseye, illus. by Will Hillenbrand ($16.95). The giant's brother goes after Jack. (4-8)
The Bird Shadow: An Ike and Mem Story by Patrick Jennings, illus. by Anna Alter ($15.95). Siblings explore a house with a "No Trespassing" sign. (6-9)
Butterfly Buddies by Judy Cox, illus. by Blanche Sims ($15.95). Robin wants to be friends with the cool new girl in third grade. (6-9)
Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? The Story Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols by Teresa Bateman, illus. by John O'Brien ($15.95), examines 17 American symbols. (6-10)
Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Norse by Leonard Everett Fisher ($16.95) reveals the legends surrounding 14 deities. (6-10)
Third Grade Ghouls! by Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna, illus. by Stephanie Roth ($15.95). Gordie is reluctant to wear the costume his friend's mother has made for him out of toilet paper. (7-10)
Celebrating Ramadan by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, illus. by Lawrence Migdale ($16.95), shows how a family prepares for and celebrates this holiday. (8-12)
Quiet! You're Invisible by Margaret Meacham ($15.95). Hoby discovers an invisible boy living in the backyard hammock. (8-12)
Cougar Canyon by Lucy Jane Bledsoe ($16.95). Isabel decides to protect a wild mountain lion. (8-12)
Homeroom Exercise by Jana Striegel ($16.95). An aspiring professional dancer begins suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. (8-12)
B. Franklin, Printer by David A. Adler ($19.95) describes the life and work of Benjamin Franklin. (9-up)
Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust, Revised and Expanded Edition by Barbara Rogasky ($27.50, paper $12.95). Photos and maps illustrate this updated version. (12-up)
Spookier Than a Ghost by Karen Gray Ruelle is a new Holiday House Reader ($14.95, 5-8).
The Blues of Flats Brown by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Nina Laden; Apples by Gail Gibbons; A Dog Like Jack by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan; and A Picture Book of Patrick Henry by David A. Adler ($6.95 each, 4-8); and Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin ($8.95, 8-12).
The Little Wing Giver by Jacques Taravant, illus. by Peter Sís ($14.95), presents an allegory about how the first angel came to be. (All ages)
In My New Yellow Shirt by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Hideko Takahashi ($15.95), journeys into a child's imagination. (2-5)
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming ($15.95) offers a Halloween tale. (2-5)
The Three Little Kittens by Anna Alter ($15.95) retells this nursery rhyme. (2-5)
Humphrey's Bedtime by Sally Hunter ($14.95) is a companion to Humphrey's Corner. (2-5)
Morning Song by Mary McKenna Siddals, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles ($15.95), offers a child's ode to morning. (2-5)
If the Shoe Fits by Alison Jackson, illus. by Karla Firehammer ($16.95). The old woman who once lived in a shoe can't find a suitable new house. (2-7)
Rock It, Sock It, Number Line by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Heather Cahoon ($15.95), is a counting book featuring vegetables. (3-5)
The Pie Is Cherry by Michael Rex ($15.95) is a concept book set in a noisy, cluttered kitchen. (3-6)
Snow Ponies by Cynthia Cotten, illus. by Jason Cockcroft ($15.95). Magical ponies create the first snowfall of winter. (3-6)
Friends by Rob Lewis ($16.95). A rabbit discovers that friends are full of nice surprises. (3-6)
Little Dinosaur by Mike Thaler, illus. by Paige Miglio ($16.95), follows a young dino through a busy day. (3-6)
Ten Friends by Bruce Goldstone, illus. by Heather Cahoon ($15.95), is a counting tale that culminates in a tea party for 100 friends. (3-7)
The Dog Who Loved the Good Life by Bryan Langdo ($15.95) introduces a dog who thinks he's a person. (3-7)
When I Was Built by Jennifer Thermes ($16.95). A house recounts its history. (4-7)
Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas by Sally Derby, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska ($16.95), offers a holiday tale about friendship and generosity. (4-7)
Tough Beginnings: How Baby Animals Survive by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Anna Vojtech ($16.95), looks at the challenges that young animals face. (4-8)
Very Boring Alligator by Jean Gralley ($15.95). A girl can't get rid of a boring gator. (4-8)
Cat in the Manger by Michael Foreman ($16.95) relays the story of the first Christmas from a cat's perspective. (4-8)
The Emperor Lays an Egg by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Joan Paley ($16.95). A penguin grows from egg to adulthood. (4-8)
One of the Problems of Everett Anderson by Lucille Clifton, illus. by Ann Grifalconi ($16.95), is a story that explores child abuse. (4-8)
Ladder to the Stars by Simon Puttock, illus. by Alison Jay ($16.95), is a parable that describes the cycle of life. (4-8)
A Houseful of Christmas by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($14.95), reveals a family's traditional Christmas celebration. (4-8)
Lunch Box Mail and Other Poems by Jenny Whitehead ($16.95) collects poems about childhood experiences. (4-9)
My Kingdom for a Horse by Betty Ann Schwartz, illus. by Alix Berenzy ($17.95), compiles horse poems. (8-12)
Tiger's Fall by Molly Bang ($15.95). A girl learns that her physical disability does not limit her ability to make a difference. (9-12)
Ghost Soldier by Elaine Marie Alphin ($16.95). The ghost of a young Civil War soldier haunts a troubled teen. (10-15)
Mara's Stories: Glimmers in the Darkness by Gary Schmidt ($15.95). In a concentration camp, children listen to a woman's stories. (10-up)
A Group of One by Rachna Gilmore ($16.95). A girl of mixed heritage discovers that both cultures are important parts of who she is. (12-up)
Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays by Molly Bang ($18). Based on a true story, this tells of a Texas shrimper's campaign against companies polluting the water. (12-up)
Love, Sara by Mary Beth Lundgren ($16.95). Sara's journal reveals that she is ready to do anything to save her friend. (12-up)
The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian ($16.95). A teen becomes trapped inside the Web site he has created. (12-up)
Daniel's Walk by Michael Spooner ($16.95). A teenager walks the Oregon trail in search of his missing father. (12-up)
The Free Fall by Jane Ratcliffe ($16.95) conveys a teenager's wild coming-of-age story. (14-17)
The Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone, illus. by Blair Lent ($6.95, 2-6); Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz ($6.95, 2-8); Simple Gifts by Chris Raschka ($6.95, 3-7); When It Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Martin Matje ($6.95, 4-7); and Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming; Mole Music by David McPhail; and A Christmas Tree in the White House by Gary Hines, illus. by Alexander Wallner ($6.95 each, 4-8).
The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 60th Anniversary Edition by H.A. and Margret Rey ($30) rounds up George's seven original adventures and profiles his creators. (All ages)
Curious George Board Books Boxed Set, illus. by H.A. Rey ($18) adapts four of George's adventures to board-book format. (up to 4)
Curious George Goes to a Costume Party and Curious George in the Big City, illus. by Martha Weston ($12 each, paper $3.95). George and the man with the yellow hat attend a Halloween party and go holiday shopping in the city. (up to 4)
Up Bear, Down Bear by Trudy Harris, illus. by Ora Eitan ($5.95), is a board book that illustrates the concepts of up and down. (1-4)
Count Down to Clean Up! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace ($14) is a counting tale featuring bunnies. (2-5)
Fireman Small--Fire Down Below! by Wong Herbert Yee ($15). A fireman saves guests at a hotel. (2-5)
What Will You Be for Halloween? by Mark Todd ($9.95) collects 11 holiday poems. (3-7)
Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater ($15), introduces two polar bears who love blueberry muffins. (4-8)
Animals in Flight by Robin Page, illus. by Steve Jenkins ($16), examines winged creatures. (4-8)
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354 by James Rumford ($16) chronicles the journeys of this traveler. (4-8)
A Voice from the Wilderness: The Story of Anna Howard Shaw by Don Brown ($16) tells of this pioneer woman who became a schoolteacher and suffragette. (4-8)
The Raven's Gift by Kelly Dupre ($15). Linoleum block prints illustrate this story of two men's exploration of Greenland. (4-8)
I Live in Tokyo by Mari Takabayashi ($16) follows a seven-year-old throughout a year. (4-8)
The Race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illus. by Mary Azarian ($16), relays the true story of how warriors in Norway saved their prince and country in 1206. (5-9)
Winnie (Dancing) on Her Own by Jennifer Jacobson, illus. by Alissa Imre Geis ($15), is an early chapter book that explores the mysteries and joys of friendship. (7-10)
A Day for Vincent Chin and Me by Jacqueline Turner Banks ($15). Sixth grade pals devise a plan to prevent cars from speeding in a deaf child's neighborhood. (8-12)
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti ($18) focuses on the people of Ireland who suffered through this devastating famine. (9-12)
We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren ($18) shares the stories of the homeless children who traveled West to live with their new families. (9-12)
Shane: An Illustrated American Classic by Jack Shaefer, illus. by Wendell Minor ($22), presents this novel set in the West, with new art. (10-14)
Knockabeg: A Famine Tale by Mary Lyons ($15) offers a tale of magic, adventure and love set against a Celtic background of sea and sky. (10-14)
Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez ($15) is a sequel to The Circuit. (10-up)
The Circus in the Woods by Bill Littlefield ($15). A girl at summer camp stumbles upon a circus. (10-up)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ($18, paper $10) features new cover art by Peter Sís and a larger print size. (12-up)
Scientists in the Field presents Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope by Stephen Kramer, photos by Dennis Kunkel ($16, 7-12); and Anthropologist: Scientist of the People by Mary Batten, photos by Magdalena Hurtado and Kim Hill ($16, 8-12). And Tomorrow When the War Began adds The Night Is for Hunting by John Marsden ($15, 12-up).
Board Book Reprint
Do Donkeys Dance? by Melanie Walsh ($5.95, 1-4).
The Guest by James Marshall ($15, paper $4.95, 4-8); A Gift from the Lonely Doll by Dare Wright ($16, paper $6.95, 4-8); The Apple and the Arrow: 50th Anniversary by Conrad and Mary Buff ($16, paper $5.95, 8-12); Paddington at Work by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum ($15, 8-12); and Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare; Greek Myths and The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge, illus. by Edourd Sandoz; and The Sherwood Ring and The Perilous Guard by Elizabeth Marie Pope ($16 each, paper $5.95, 10-14).
Ooodles to Do with Loo-Loo and Boo: The Collected Art Adventures by Denis Roche ($9.95) is a spiral-bound volume that contains art activities from Roche's previous books. (4-8)
What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? by Steve Jenkins; The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Yan Nascimbene; Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby Beeler, illus. by G. Brian Karas; One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong by Don Brown; When a Line Bends... A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by James Kaczman; and Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog by Sara Swan Miller, illus. by True Kelly ($5.95 each, 4-8); Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher by Juanita Havill, illus. by Anne Sibley O'Brien ($5.95, 5-8); Mishmash and the Big Fat Problem by Molly Cone, illus. by Leonard Shortall ($4.95, 7-10); and A Bear Called Paddington and More About Paddington by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum ($4.95 each, 8-12).
How Scary! by Bernard Lodge ($15) is a counting book starring scary creatures. (3-7)
Simon and Molly Plus Hester by Lisa Jahn-Clough ($15). A new kid in the neighborhood puts an old friendship to the test. (3-7)
Birdhouse for Rent by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Donald Driefuss ($15), introduces the various inhabitants of a birdhouse over time. (3-7)
Nursery Crimes by Arthur Geisert ($16) centers on a family of pigs who are skilled topiarists. (4-8)
Days of the Ducklings by Bruce McMillan ($16) presents a photoessay about a girl who raises eider ducklings. (4-8)
Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp! by Bernard Waber ($15). A chef at a fast-food joint wonders, "What's the rush?" (4-8)
Murphy Meets the Treadmill by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam ($16), centers on a yellow Lab who has enjoyed a few too many snacks. (4-8)
Score One for the Sloths! by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15), celebrates the value of individuality. (4-8)
The Great Whale of Kansas by Richard Jennings ($15). A boy uncovers the remains of a prehistoric creature. (8-14).
Barn by Debby Atwell and Roman Numerals I to MM by Arthur Geisert ($5.95 each, 4-8).
The Adventures of Piper the Hyper Mouse continues with Piper's Twisted Tale by Mark Lowry and Martha Bolton, illus. by Kristen Myers ($14.99, 3-7).
EMMA HOWARD BOOKS
Darinka's Nutcracker Ballet by Rachel Nickerson Luna ($18.95). In this sequel to Darinka, the Little Artist Deer, Darinka is the Sugarplum Fairy in her own ballet production. (4-8)
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Little Hamster and the Great Flood ($9.99) relays the story of Noah as seen through the eyes of a hamster. (2-5)
Follow the Star Pushalong ($6.99). The Wise Men traveling to see Jesus move from page to page in this interactive tale. (2-5)
Favorite Stories About Jesus issues Jesus Goes to a Wedding, Jesus Feeds 5,000 People, Jesus Calms the Storm, Jesus Heals a Blind Man, Jesus and the Man in the Tree and Jesus Is Baptized ($.99 each, 2-5).
Uncle Walt's Christmas Box ($9.99). As he unpacks Christmas ornaments, a man tells his niece and nephew about the first Christmas. (5-8)
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Falling Angels by Colin Thompson ($16.95) spotlights the special relationship between a girl and her grandmother. (5-8)
Tortuga by Paul Geraghty ($16.95). A colony of tortoises establishes itself on a South Seas island. (5-8)
little tree by e.e. cummings, illus. by Chris Raschka ($15.99), is a poem about a tree that longs to be a Christmas tree. (All ages)
Wegmanology by William Wegman ($30) collects the author's photographs of Weimaraners in various guises. (All ages)
McDuff Goes to School by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($14.99). McDuff befriends a spunky French Scottie. (2-5)
Dumpy and His Pals, Dumpy's Friends on the Farm and Dumpy Saves Christmas by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Tony Walton ($6.99 each) are board book tales starring Dumpy the Dump Truck. (2-5)
Go! by Daniel Kirk ($18.99) offers a book of rhymes and CD celebrating things that speed, splash and zoom. (3-6)
Thingy Things Reading Box by Chris Raschka ($9.99) presents 12 books in a carrying case. (3-6)
Stickamajigs Pig, Stickamajigs Duck, Stickamajigs Cow and Stickamajigs Bunny by Jef Kaminsky and Martha Atwater ($5.99 each) are die-cut books with reusable stickers. (3-6)
Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells ($15.99). A girl who moves to California sends her grandparents in her homeland of Japan a special gift. (3-7)
Meaner Than Meanest by Kevin Somers, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenal ($15.99). On Halloween, an evil old hag is determined to create the meanest creature yet. (4-7)
Bird-Bonkers Stanley by Griff ($13.99). Stanley searches for just the right bird to fly away with for the winter. (4-7)
Patrick and the Big Bully by Geoffrey Hayes ($15.99). On a trip to the store to buy cookies, Patrick encounters a bully. (4-8)
Slop Goes the Soup: A Noisy Warthog Word Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($14.99), reveals what happens when a warthog sneezes. (4-9)
New Pet by Dan Yaccarino ($15.99) is a follow-up to First Day on a Strange New Planet. (5-8)
Monster Museum by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Steven Ray Soenksen ($14.99), spotlights a werewolf, mummy, Count Dracula and others. (5-9)
Mama Does the Mambo by Katherine Leiner, illus. by Edel Rodriguez ($15.99). Since Papa has been gone, Sofia misses watching her parents dance together. (5-9)
Company's Going by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by David Small ($15.99), is the tale of a wedding in outer space. (5-9)
Pirates by C. Drew Lamm, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($15.99). On a blustery night, Max's older sister shares a story about a pirate. (6-9)
Young Naturalist Pop-up Handbooks: Beetles and Butterflies by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart ($14.99 each) are introductions to these species. (7-9)
The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman ($15.99). A girl has a chance to kick a goal past a professional soccer star for $1 million. (8-12)
Little Bo in France by Julie Andrews Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($18.99). Little Bo and Billy travel from England to the South of France. (8-up)
Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson, illus. by Peter Sís ($17.99), is the second installment of the Wind of Fire trilogy. (10-14)
Rat Boys by Thom Eberhardt ($15.99). Two girls use a magic ring to turn pet rats into dashing dates for the dance. (10-14)
Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliot ($15.99). A WWII pilot journeys to freedom after being shot down by the enemy. (10-14)
Amandine by Adele Griffin ($15.99). Delia is drawn in to Amandine's dangerous role-playing games. (10-14)
Baby Einstein starts up with Language Nursery, concepts by Julie Aigner-Clark; and Neighborhood Animals, See and Spy Numbers and See and Spy Shapes, concepts by Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidy ($5.99 each, up to 4); Poems for Little Ones, photos by J.D. Marston; and Van Gogh's World of Color, concepts by Aigner-Clark ($6.99 each, up to 4); and Christmas Joy! ($16.99, up to 4). Board Book Reprints
McDuff's New Friend by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers; Piggies 12 Days of Christmas by Howard Fine; and Bunny's Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Lisa McCue ($6.99 each, 2-5).
Cockroach Cooties by Laurence Yep and Seventh Grade Tango by Elizabeth Levy ($5.99 each, 8-12); and A Blizzard Year by Gretel Ehrlich ($5.99, 9-13).
Elsie Times Eight by Natalie Babbitt ($15.95). Elsie's fairy godmother changes one Elsie into eight. (All ages)
I'm Not Bobby! by Jules Feiffer ($15.95). When his parents try to get his attention, Bobby pretends he's a monster, an airplane, etc. (2-up)
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Fly! by Christopher Myers ($15.99). Jawanza encounters Roderick and his ensemble of feathered friends. (All ages)
Christmas Soul ($17.99). African-American celebrities share their favorite childhood Christmas memories. (All ages)
Joy! and The Angels' Lullaby by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by Pamela Johnson ($6.99 each), are board book tales about a woman's love for her grandson and a girl's bedtime ritual. (2-5)
Jump at the Sun: An African American Storybook Treasury ($15.99) brings together eight picture books. (4-up)
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Bryan Collier ($15.99), is a picture-book biography. (5-9)
The Harlem Nutcracker by Susan Kulkin and Donald Byrd, photos by Kulkin ($19.99), offers an interpretation of this ballet. (8-12)
One Love One Heart: A History of Reggae by James Haskins ($15.99) chronicles the history of this music. (10-14)
Diaries of a Light-Skinned Colored Boy by E. Lynn Harris ($15.99) launches a trilogy about an African-American boy in Arkansas in the 1970s who wants to be a writer. (12-up)
Motown Baby Love Board Books welcomes My Girl; Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch; How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You); and I'll Be There, illus. by Charles R. Smith Jr. ($6.99 each, up to 3). And Shanna Show adds Shanna's Teacher Show by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Shane Evans ($12.99, 3-7).
Board Book Reprint
Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooks, illus. by Chris Raschka ($6.99, 2-5).
Daughters of the Moon introduces The Sacrifice and The Lost One by Lynne Ewing ($9.99 each, 12-up).
Michelle Kwan: My Special Moments by Michelle Kwan ($6.99) presents a photo album showcasing the life of this skater. (8-up)
The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci ($6.99) reveals what happens after a boy suddenly disappears. (12-up)
Yoko & Friends School Days debuts with Mama, Don't Go!, The School Play, The Halloween Parade, Doris's Dinosaur, Be My Valentine and The Germ Busters by Rosemary Wells ($3.99 each, 5-7). Barkley's School for Dogs begs for Ghost Dog, Snow Day and Sticks and Stones and Doggie Bones by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey, illus. by Amy Wummer ($3.99 each, 7-10). Skating Dreams presents Coach's Dream, Wishing for Gold and Gold Medal Mystery by Nola Thacker ($4.99 each, 8-10). Paul Zindel's P.C. Hawke Mysteries starts up with The E-mail Murders, The Lethal Gorilla, The Square Root of Murder and Death on the Amazon ($4.99 each, 8-12). And From the Files of Madison Finn offers Caught in the Web, Thanks for Nothing and Lost and Found by Laura Dower ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Cassandra's Angel by Gina Otto, illus. by Trudy Joost ($15.95). An angel guides a girl who feels lonely and misunderstood. (3-up)
Little Squarehead by Peggy O'Neill, illus. by Denise Freeman ($15.95). Courage and compassion help Rosa overcome the stigma of her unusual appearance. (3-up)
Tai Chi for Kids: Move with the Animals by Stuart Alve Olson ($15) introduces this ancient Chinese exercise. (4-8)
Spread Your Wings and Fly: An Origami Fold-and-Tell Story by Mary Chloe Schoolcraft Saunders, illus. by Carla McGregor Mihelich ($16), presents a story about life along with origami instructions. (4-8)
The Peaceful Way by Claudio Iedwab and Roxanne Standefer ($12.95) explains the martial arts. (8-12)
I Ching for Teens by Julie Tallard Johnson ($12.95). A guidebook. (13-up)
Code Master: Secret Agent! by David Seidman ($19.99) presents more than 50 missions and experiments for aspiring spies. (8-12)
Soft Shapes adds Seasons and On and Off ($7.99 each, 1-4). Hanukkah's Here! joins Mini Soft Shapes ($5.99, 1-4). Pop-up Pals gains What Is Bear Waiting For? and Bunny Wishes by Jennifer Loya, illus. by Susanna Ronchi ($14.99 each, 1-4). New Flip & Slide titles are Counting Animals and Animal Patterns by Cynthia Cappetta, illus. by Christine Mau ($8.99 each, 3-6). Turn & Discover introduces Where Do the Animals Live? by Stephanie Peterson and Where Will We Go Today? by Mary Thelan ($12.99 each, 3-6). And Now I'm Reading! issues Animal Antics and Amazing Animals by Nora Gaydos, illus. by BB Sams ($14.99 each, 4-7).
Playtime Is Exercise! by Cheri Hayes, illus. by Tom Dineen ($6.95), reveals how playtime activities provide exercise. (3-9)
Taking Autism to School by Andreanna Edwards, illus. by Tom Dineen ($11.95). Angel helps her classmates understand her friend Sam, who is autistic. (5-10)
Taking Cancer to School by Cynthia Henry and Kim Gosselin, illus. by Tom Dineen ($11.95). Max, who has leukemia, tells his classmates what it's like to live with cancer. (5-10)
Taking Tourette Syndrome to School by Tira Kureuger, illus. by Tom Dineen ($11.95). Megan helps her peers understand Tourette Syndrome. (5-10)
Allie Learns About Alzheimer's Disease by Kim Gosselin, illus. by Tom Dineen ($14.95). When her grandmother is diagnosed with this disease, Allie and her family learn to adapt to the changes in their lives. (5-up)
Cain and Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Joani Rothenberg ($16.95), recasts this biblical story to encourage conversations about anger. (5-up)
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Ghosts and Golems: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural, compiled and edited by Malka Penn, illus. by Theo Black ($14.95), collects contemporary ghost stories. (10-up)
Joe Joe in the City debuts with Just Call Me Joe Joe by Jean Alicia Elster, illus. by Nicole Tagdell ($12, 6-10).