Children's Travel adds Kid's Travel Games and Kid's Travel Activities ($3.99 each, 4-8) and Kid's Road Atlas ($4.99, 4-up), all illus. by Mike Wright and Craig McKay.
Felix's Cookbook by Annette Langen, illus. by Costanza Droop ($24.95). This globe-trotting rabbit shares recipes from around the world. (8-12)
Wally's Big Book of Gardening by Susanne Tommes, illus. by Thea Ross ($14.95). Wally the mole introduces the world of plants. (8-12)
Funny Fingers continues with Busy Bears by Brigitte Pokornik, illus. by Sigrid Leberer ($6.95, 3-6). And Little Pebbles welcomes The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Gingerbread Man, Sleeping Beauty and The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, illus. by Dominique Thibault, Nathalie Novi and Claudine Routiaux ($6.95 each, 4-7).
Symbols of Faith by Marcia Stoner ($16) explains the meanings of over 60 Christian symbols. (10-up)
Oaktree Wood Series offers Badger's Lovely Day, Mouse Can't Sleep, Never Mind Squirrel and Rabbit Helps Out ($5 each, 2-4).
Elephant Elephant: A Book of Opposites by Pittau & Gervais ($17.95). Pachyderms demonstrate the concept of opposites. (3-5)
Portables: Pony, Pig, Chicken and Cow ($6.95 each) are board books featuring barnyard animals. (up to 3)
Hello Kitty and Friends: Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Pochacco and Hello Kitty ($6.95 each). Sanrio characters star in these board books. (up to 3)
The Water Hole by Graeme Base ($18.95) is a counting and puzzle book introducing animals of the world. (4-8)
The Little Boy's Christmas Gift by John Speirs ($24.95) recounts the first Christmas. (4-8)
MacMurtrey's Wall by Marc Sutherland ($16.95) tells of a powerful giant who tries to wall up the sea. (4-8)
The Naughty Prince by Benoit Debecker ($15.95). A prince from a dark, deserted planet crashes his rocket into a world of friendly folk. (4-8)
Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story, retold by Lynn Roberts, illus. by David Roberts ($16.95), places this fairytale heroine in an Art Deco setting. (4-8)
Space Monsters Maze Book: An Intergalactic Adventure by Juliet and Charles Snape ($12.95) is a maze book starring Theo Starglow and his robot pal. (4-8)
Witch Zelda's Birthday Cake by Eva Tatcheva ($17.95) is a Halloween book shaped like a jack-o-lantern. (4-8)
Hello Kitty, Hello Color, illus. by Sandra Higashi and Byron Glaser ($12.95). Hello Kitty celebrates colors. (4-8)
The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side by Susan Goldman Rubin, illus. by Jos. A. Smith ($17.95), reveals how artists work and share ideas. (5-9)
Art Ed Books and Kits: Chuck Close, Robert Ryman and Alberto Giacometti, created by Janet Boris, edited by Walter Hopps and Deborah Schwartz ($19.95 each), contain a biography of the featured artist, art reproductions and an activity book. (8-up)
Hello Kitty, Hello Everything: 25 Years of Fun by Marie Moss ($17.95) examines the world of this character. (8-up)
Steven Spielberg: Crazy for Movies by Susan Goldman Rubin ($19.95) is a biography illustrated with photos. (10-up)
The Everything Fairy Tales Book by Amy Peters, illus. by Barry Littman ($12.95), collects classic tales and craft projects. (All ages)
The Everything Kids' Science Book by Tom Robinson, illus. by Barry Littman ($9.95), rounds up physics, biology and chemistry experiments. (8-12)
The Everything Kids' Mazes Book by Beth Blair, illus. by Barry Littman ($9.95), compiles mazes. (8-12)
The Wally Amos Presents Chip & Cookie series starts up with No More Chocolate Chips by Peg Kehret, illus. by Leslie Harrington ($15.95, 4-8).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Zoom Trilogy by Tim Wynne-Jones, illus. by Eric Beddows ($35), collects the three picture books about Zoom, a cat in search of his seafaring uncle. (4-up)
ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
(Graphic Arts Center, dist.)
Lucky Hares & Itchy Bears by Susan Ewing, illus. by Evon Zerbets ($8.95), presents poems about northern animals. (3-8)
Goodbye, My Island by Jean Rogers, illus. by Rie Munoz ($9.95). A girl recounts leaving her island home in the Bering Sea. (8-up)
ALL ABOUT KIDS
Magical Thoughts by Arlene Maguire, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm ($14.95), offers thoughts and ideas to lift children's spirits. (2-8)
Walking with Maga by Maureen Boyd Biro, illus. by Joyce Wheeler ($16.95). Throughout the seasons, a girl goes on walks with her grandmother. (4-8)
Spaghetti and Peas by Gary Gautier, illus. by Sheila Bailey ($16.95). A girl helps a snake find her missing babies. (4-10)
Just One More by Wendi Silvano, illus. by Ricardo Gamboa ($15.95). Characters pile into a small bus in the Andes. (4-10)
The Wherewolf? by Jackie Leigh Ross, illus. by Steve Ko ($16.95). A girl befriends a grumpy old werewolf. (4-10)
The Moon Smiles Down by Tony Waters ($12.95) reveals various animals lying down to rest at night. (2-8)
Swim, Swam, Swum by Roy Marsaw, illus. by Phyllis Harris ($12.95), introduces a seal that demonstrates verb conjugation. (4-8)
ALLEN & UNWIN
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Table of Everything by Trudy White ($8.95) collects stories about everyday places inhabited by curious characters. (13-up)
New Minton titles are Minton Goes Driving, Minton Goes Sailing, Minton Goes Flying and Minton Goes Trucking by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble ($6.95 each, 2-6).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Crocodile's Masterpiece by Max Velthuijs ($8.95, 4-7); and That's My Dad by Ralph Steadman ($8.95, 6-9).
(Firefly Books, dist.)
The Mole Sisters and the Blue Egg and The Mole Sisters and the Moonlit Night by Roslyn Schwartz ($14.95 each, paper $4.95). In these tales, mole sisters find a treasure in a bird's nest; and make a wish on a shooting star. (2-4)
A Drop of Gold by Vlasta van Kampen ($18.95, paper $7.95). Mother Nature gives the birds their colors. (2-5)
I Touched the Moon: Stories and Crafts for Kids, edited by Barbara Mains ($19.95, paper $12.95), collects five tales and activities. (2-5)
As for the Princess? by Stéphanie Jorisch ($19.95, paper $7.95). Three brothers work together to outwit a greedy princess. (4-6)
Matthew's Midnight Adventures by Allen Morgan ($9.95) recounts the nighttime fantasies of a truck-crazy lad. (4-7)
From Daybreak to Goodnight: Poems for Children by Carl Sandburg ($19.95, paper $7.95) offers poetry with new art. (5-8)
Nothing Beats a Pizza by Loris Lesynski ($18.95, paper $7.95) compiles 32 poems. (5-8)
Mallory and the Power Boy by Pete Marlowe ($19.95, paper $6.95). When the power goes out before bedtime, Mallory meets the boy who is in charge of providing the electricity. (5-8)
Growing Up Royal by Jane Billinghurst ($22.95, paper $13.95) traces the stages in a young British royal's life. (8-12)
Nibbling on Einstein's Brain by Diane Swanson ($24.95, paper $14.95) outlines how to conduct experiments according to the scientific method. (8-12)
Big George: A Novel by Eric Pringle ($18.95, paper $9.95). A gigantic visitor from outer space crashes into medieval England. (8-12)
Titles in Spanish
La abuela (Grandma) and El abuelo (Grandpa) by Debbie Bailey ($5.95 each, 1-4).
Talk-About Books gains Good Night by Debbie Bailey ($5.95, 1-4). And Bing and Chutney Off to Moscow by Andrea Wayne von Königslöw is new to Bing and Chutney Adventures ($18.95, paper $5.95, 2-4).
Paperbacks in Spanish
¡Tengo que ir! (I Have to Go!) and Algo bueno (Something Good) by Robert Munsch ($5.95 each, 5-up).
ANNICK PRESS/DOG HOUSE BOOKS
(Firefly Books, dist.)
Nerves Out Loud: Critical Moments in the Lives of Seven Teen Girls, edited by Susan Musgrave ($19.95, paper $9.95). Seven women writers share pivotal moments from their teenage years. (14-up)
The Silliest Shapes and Colors in the Wild West by Madeline Bennett, illus. by Gary Bennett ($14.95), introduces the concepts of shapes and colors. (3-7)
ARTE PUBLICO PRESS/PINATA BOOKS
The Bakery Lady/La señora de la panadería by Pat Mora, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura and Mora, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla ($14.95). A girl wonders if she has what it takes to be a bakery lady like her beloved grandmother. (3-7)
Dancing Miranda/Baila, Miranda, baila by Diane de Anda, trans. by Julia Mercedes Castilla, illus. by Lamberto Álvarez ($14.95). A girl continues to dance after learning of her mother's childhood illness. (3-7)
Magda's Piñata Magic/Magda y la piñata mágica by Becky Chavarría-Cháirez, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Anne Vega ($14.95). Magda saves the day at her brother's birthday party. (3-7)
Marina's Muumuu/El muumuu de Marina by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla ($14.95).This bilingual story tells of a girl's search for a fabric for her dress. (3-7)
Muffler Man/El hombre mofle by Tito Campos, trans. by Evangelina Vigil Piñón, illus. by Lamberto Álvarez and Beto Álvarez ($14.95). A boy and his family are inspired by Latino folk art. (3-7)
Uncle Chente's Picnic/El picnic de Tío Chente by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, trans. by Julia Mercedes Castilla, illus. by Pauline Rodriguez Howard ($14.95). A thunderstorm threatens to interrupt a family's picnic as they wait for an uncle to arrive. (3-7)
Lorenzo's Secret Mission by Rick and Lila Guzmán ($9.95). Lorenzo's adventure transports him from the docks of New Orleans to the battlefields of the American Revolution. (3-7)
Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales by Viola Canales ($9.95). Angels, magicians, carousels and a haunted chair appear in these stories. (3-7)
ASTROLOG PUBLISHING HOUSE
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
My Sign Is...: Astrology for Young Adults by Amanda Starr introduces 12 titles, one for each sign of the Zodiac ($4.95 each, 10-14).
Through the Grapevine: World Tales Kids Can Read & Tell by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illus. by Carol Lyon ($24.95, paper $14.95), compiles folktales from around the world, plus activities. (7-12)
New LittleFolk titles are Bear's All-Night Party by Bill Harley, illus. by Melissa Ferreira; and Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Julie Paschkis ($15.95 each, 4-7).
BAKER BOOK HOUSE
God Bless Me, God Bless You by Lois Rock, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello ($9.99), offers a rhyming prayer. (3-6)
Grandma's Memories and Stories for Little Girls and Boys by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk ($16.99), collects stories that conclude with biblical verses. (4-7)
Cracks in the Sidewalk by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Joel E.S. Tanis ($14.99), presents poems focusing on the trials and adventures of everyday life. (8-12)
The Cow Adventure series continues with Cow on the Tracks and Cow Under the Big Top by Todd Aaron Smith ($7.99 each, 4-7).
Tracks in the Sand and Sarah's Secret by Mark Littleton launch the Ally O'Connor Adventure series ($5.99 each, 8-12). Apple Valley Mysteries continues with Jeanmarie and the Missing Ring by Lucille Travis ($5.99, 8-12). And X-Country Adventures adds Mystery in Massachusetts and Treasure in Texas by Bob Schaller ($5.99 each, 9-12).
BAKER BOOK HOUSE/FLEMING H. REVELL
Wakara of Eagle Lodge by Linda Shands gains White Water ($5.99, 12-up).
First Morning: Poems About Time, compiled by Nikki Siegen-Smith, illus. by Giovanni Manna ($16.99), collects poems about perceiving time. (All ages)
The Patient Stone by Margaret Olivia Wolfson, illus. by Juan Cáneba Clavero ($16.99), retells a Persian tale about a girl in an enchanted spot in the desert. (All ages)
Shakespeare's Storybook, retold by Patrick Ryan, illus. by James Mayhew ($19.99), compiles the original stories at the heart of seven Shakespearean works. (All ages)
Bear at Home by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($14.99). Bear takes readers on a tour of his home. (up to 4)
Bunbun at Bedtime by Sharon Pierce McCullough ($14.99). At bedtime, a young bunny wants to play. (up to 4)
Cleo and Caspar by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford ($14.99). A cat and a puppy meet in this tale about facing fears and making friends. (up to 4)
The House That Jack Built, illus. by Diana Mayo ($15.99). Visual clues foreshadow which animal will next appear in this classic tale. (up to 4)
The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Sophie Fatus ($18.99), retells stories from around the world. (up to 4)
Daddy Island by Philip Wells, illus. by Niki Daly ($15.99), celebrates the love between a father and son. (3-5)
Playtime Rhymes for Little People, compiled by Clare Beaton ($18.99). Hand-sewn art illustrates 40 rhymes. (3-5)
The Story of Noah and the Ark by Michael McCarthy, illus. by Giuliano Ferri ($16.99), offers an illustrated retelling of this biblical story. (3-5)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff, retold by Mary Finch, illus. by Roberta Arenson ($15.99), presents a version of this tale with collage art. (4-8)
Fiesta Femenina by Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($19.99), retells eight tales celebrating Mexican women. (8-up)
The Lady of Ten Thousand Names, retold by Burleigh Mutén, illus. by Helen Cann ($19.99). A collection of goddess stories. (8-up)
Board Book Reprints
Cleo the Cat and Come Here, Cleo! by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford ($6.99 each, up to 4).
Christmas Is Coming by Ailie Busby ($8.95). Animals celebrate the holiday with rhymes and songs. (up to 4)
The Big Baby Bear Book by John Prater ($16.95) features poems, nursery rhymes and songs for bedtime reading. (up to 4)
Newton by Rory Tyger ($13.95). A bear who awakens in the middle of the night tries to discover the source of mysterious noises. (2-5)
How Much Does God Love Me? by Tim Wood, illus. by Rory Tyger ($14.95). In this lift-the-flap tale, children on a family camping trip ask questions about God. (3-5)
The Teddy Bears' Picnic, illus. by Fran Thatcher ($11.95), is a lift-the-flap, pop-up rendition of this song. (3-5)
My ABC Dictionary by Irene Yates, illus. by Chris Fisher ($11.95), is a dictionary for toddlers. (3-5)
Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch by David Bedford and Gwyneth Williamson ($12.95). What is the cause of a dog's itch? (3-6)
Christmas Activity Fun Pack by Sam McKendry, illus. by Kathy Couri ($10.95), includes a box with a pull-out drawer, board book, stationery and gift tags. (3-6)
Hush-A-Bye Babies by Janet Slingsby, illus. by Andy Beckett ($14.95). All the woodland animals settle down for the night--except the baby owl. (4-7)
That's Not Fair, Hare! by Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes ($13.95), retells the tale of the race between the hare and the turtle. (4-7)
The Hoppameleon by Paul Geraghty ($13.95). A swamp creature tries to determine what kind of animal he is. (4-7)
Wish Come True Cat by Ragnhild Scamell, illus. by Gaby Hansen ($13.95). A girl who wishes for a kitten gets a big, scruffy cat. (4-7)
Creepy Castle by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins ($10.95) is a lift-the-flap Halloween tale. (4-9)
First School Dictionary by Jock Grapham and Marie Lister, illus. by Stephanie Strickland and Sebastian Quigley ($13.95), is a dictionary for early elementary students. (5-8)
Junior Dictionary by Evelyn Goldsmith ($16.95) is an illustrated book of words. (7-12)
The Big Box of Magic by Peter Eldin ($19.95) contains materials and instructions for performing tricks. (8-up)
First Picture Gallery Books by Caroline Davis introduces Bunny Book, Cat Book, Duck Book and Puppy Book ($5.95 each, up to 3). Phone Friends calls up Bedtime Bear, Partytime Kitten, Playtime Puppy and Teatime Piglet by Steve Bland ($4.95 each, 18 mos.-4 yrs.). First Flap Books offers Mice Love Cheese and Pigs Love Mud, illus. by Justine Williams ($4.95 each, 1-3). New Follow the Trail Board Books are Hurry Home Spider and Look Out Ladybug, illus. by David Crossley ($5.95 each, 1-4). The "I Am" series gains I Am a Little Bat and I Am a Little Spider by Marta Prims and Nuría Roca ($9.95 each, 1-5). Storyboards presents As Big As a Pig by Ailie Busby and Let's Go! by Tania Hurt-Newton ($5.95 each, 2-3). New to the My First Dictionary series are My First French Picture Dictionary and My First Spanish Picture Dictionary by Irene Yates, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($12.95 each, 3-up). Refrigerart gains Whose Nose Is This? and Whose Tail Is This?, illus. by Shelly Meredith ($16.95 each, 4-up). And Fast Forward greets Castle, Shipwreck, Volcano and Wild West ($14.95 each, 7-up).
All Change! by Ian Whybrow, illus. by David Melling ($6.95). Animal friends hop from one vehicle to another. (3-6)
Eager Little Beaver by Joan Stimson, illus. by Meg Rutherford ($5.95). A young beaver comes to appreciate his skills. (3-6)
Let's Create! ($4.95) presents 48 art projects. (5-up)
Rhyming Dictionary by Sue Graves and Brian Moses, illus. by Tim Archbold ($9.95), introduces words that rhyme. (6-up)
Amazing Christmas Mosaics by Sarah Kelly ($8.95) provides 13 templates to help kids make decorations, greeting cards, etc. (8-up)
Origami Monsters by Steve and Megumi Biddle ($9.95) offers paper-folding projects with a Halloween theme. (9-up)
Flip-the-Flap Rhyme Books by Ana Martin-Larrañaga include Guess What I Have! and Guess Who's Hiding! ($4.95 each, 2-4). New titles by Nuría Roca are Feelings (Sentimientos, Spanish edition) and Friendship (Tus amigos, Spanish edition) ($6.95 each, 3-6). Games for All Year Books plays on with 100 Games for Fall and 100 Games for Winter by Josep M. Allué, illus. by M.W. Solé, N.C. Canals and M.P. Pons ($7.95 each, 4-10). And On the Job hires You Could Be an Architect, You Could Be an Astronomer, You Could Be a Fire Fighter and You Could Be a Police Officer by Hallie Warshaw and Jamie Kyle McGillian ($8.95 each, 7-10).
Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts by Syl Sobel ($6.95, 9-up).
Finding Fairies by Michelle Roehm McCann and Marianne Monson-Burton, illus. by David Hohn ($17.95), rounds up legends and pictures of fairies. (All ages)
If the World Ran Out of B's by Bill and Samantha Shireman, illus. by Dean Stanton ($15.95), imagines what would happen if the letter B disappeared. (4-up)
Gwendolyn Glen-Meadows and the Lunchbox Blues by Melissa Musick, illus. by Chad Cameron ($15.95), celebrates the differences among children. (5-up)
So, You Wanna Be a Comic Book Artist? by Philip Amara, illus. by Pop Mhan ($9.95), offers advice to aspiring comic-book artists. (10-up)
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Don't Wake the Baby by Dawn Apperley ($16.95) is a rhyming tale about sibling rivalry. (2-4)
Hey, Scruffy! by Joy Gosney ($16.95) tells of an independent young pooch. (2-4)
Rhino's Horns by Michael Terry ($16.95). A rhinoceros learns to appreciate his unique qualities. (3-5)
Engines, Engines: An Indian Counting Rhyme by Lisa Bruce, illus. by Stephen Waterhouse ($8.95), is a counting tale set in India. (2-4)
Please Don't Chat with the Bus Driver by Shen Roddie, illus. by Jill Newton ($8.95), portrays a riotous bus ride. (3-5)
Bisky Bats and Pussy Cats: The Animal Nonsense of Edward Lear by Edward Lear, illus. by Matilda Harrison ($9.95, 6-10).
BOB JONES UNIVERSITY PRESS
Adoniram Judson: God's Man for Burma by Sharon Hambrick, illus. by Del Thompson ($6.49), is a biography of this American missionary. (7-9)
Over the Divide by Catherine Farnes ($6.49). Circumstances force a brother and sister to lead a group of hikers. (12-up)
Daniel Colton Under Fire is a new Colton Cousins Adventure by Elaine Shulte, illus. by Johanna Ehnis ($6.49, 8-12).
THE BODLEY HEAD
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Katie Morag and the Riddles by Mairi Hedderwick ($16.95). This Scots heroine returns to solve a trick riddle. (6-9)
BOYDS MILLS PRESS
Bernard Goes to School by Joan Elizabeth Goodman, illus. by Dominic Catalano ($15.95), tells of an elephant who is apprehensive about his first day of school. (2-5)
Little Granny Quarterback by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Michael Chesworth ($15.95), introduces a grandmother who was once a star football player. (4-8)
Mrs. Goodstory by Joy Cowley, illus. by Erica Dornbusch ($15.95). A boy explores the world through the tales of a master storyteller. (4-8)
Nose to Toes by Marilyn Baillie, illus. by Marisol Sarrazin ($15.95), examines the ways a child's body works and moves. (4-8)
Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners by Joan Plummer Russell, photos by Kris Turner Sinnenberg ($15.95), is a photoessay about police dogs. (4-up)
Winter Shoes for Shadow Horse by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Ted Lewin ($15.95). A child shoes his first horse. (5-8)
If I Had a Snowplow by Jean L.S. Patrick, illus. by Karen Dugan ($14.95). A boy's imagination turns his toy machines into the real thing. (5-up)
Caves: Mysteries Beneath Our Feet by David Harrison, illus. by Cheryl Nathan ($15.95), examines how caves were formed. (6-8)
The Last Chimney of Christmas Eve by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Kestutis Kasparavicius ($15.95), imagines the childhood of Nicholas, a chimney sweep who grows up to be a renowned gift giver. (6-up)
Silent Night: A Christmas Carol Is Born by Maureen Brett Hooper, illus. by Kasi Kubiak ($15.95), explains the genesis of this carol. (6-up)
The Mystery of the Maya: Uncovering the Lost City of Palenque by Peter Lourie ($19.95) is a photoessay on these Mayan ruins. (7-up)
They Came from the Bronx by Neil Waldman ($16.95). In Oklahoma in 1907, a Comanche woman and her grandson await the arrival of a herd of buffalo. (7-up)
How Dogs Came from Wolves by Jack Myers, illus. by John Rice ($17.95), answers questions about animals. (9-12)
A Place for Joey by Carol Flynn Harris ($15.95) centers on a family of Italian immigrants in early 20th-century Boston. (10-up)
Charlotte's Choice by Cathleen Twomey ($15.95) is a novel about a woman in Missouri in 1905 who is burdened by a terrible secret. (12-up)
175 Easy-to-Do Valentine Crafts, edited by Sharon Dunn Umnik ($7.95), collects holiday activities. (5-10)
Halloween Book of Fun: Puzzles, Games, Jokes, Ideas, and More, edited by Jeffrey A. O'Hare ($7.95), offers activities and jokes with a Halloween theme. (7-12)
When Cows Come Home by David Harrison, illus. by Chris L. Demarest ($7.95, 2-6); Clams All Year by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($7.95, 3-7); Haircuts at Sleepy Sam's by Michael Strickland, illus. by Keaf Holliday ($8.95, 4-8); The Distant Talking Drum: Poems from Nigeria by Isaac Olaleye, illus. by Frané Lessac ($8.95, 6-9); and All the King's Animals by Cristina Kessler ($11.95, 8-12).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS/WORDSONG
A Year Goes Round: Poems for the Months by Karen Winnick ($15.95). Poetry and paintings depict activities throughout the year. (4-8)
Leap into Poetry: More ABCs of Poetry by Avis Harley ($19.95, paper $13.95) collects verse that exemplifies various poetic forms. (7-up)
Sidewalk Chalk: Poems in the City by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Dimitrea Tokunbo ($15.95), offers poems about city life. (8-12)
When Riddles Come Rumbling by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Karen Dugan ($15.95), compiles riddle poems with context clues. (8-up)
Way to Go! by Lillian Morrison, illus. by Susan Spellman ($16.95), presents poetry focusing on various sports. (12-up)
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
New Little Children's Bible Books are Elijah, Esther, John and Paul by Anne de Graaf, illus. by José Pérez Montero ($4.97 each, 3-6). And the Dove Award Signature series adds The Great Adventure and Thank You by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton ($14.99 each book and CD, 5-10).
Famous Jerks of the Bible by Margaret Brouillette ($7.99) focuses on individuals who ruined their own lives and those of others. (8-15)
I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell ($6.99). This board book introduces animals. (up to 3)
Ginger by Charlotte Voake ($6.99) is a board book about friendship. (up to 4)
Humpty Dumpty, Little Boy Blue, Pussycat Pussycat and Wee Willie Winkie, edited by Iona Opie, illus. by Rosemary Wells ($4.99 each), are board books from The Mother Goose Collection. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Hug by Jez Alborough ($6.99) is an almost wordless board book. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
Webster J. Duck by Martin Waddell, illus. by David Parkins ($13.99). A young duck searches for his mother. (2-4)
My World and My Week by Josie Firmin ($6.99 each). Pages fold out to reveal a child's world and activities. (2-5)
Maisy's Favorite Animals, Maisy's Favorite Clothes, Maisy's Favorite Things and Maisy's Favorite Toys by Lucy Cousins ($3.99 each) are chunky board books starring Maisy. (2-5)
Adam, Adam, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., and Michael Sampson, illus. by Cathie Felstead ($14.99), introduces Christian heroes and themes. (2-6)
Carlo Likes Reading by Jessica Spanyol ($14.99), centers on a giraffe who loves to read. (2-6)
Squeak's Good Idea by Max Eilenberg, illus. by Patrick Benson ($14.99), offers a tale about setting out on one's own. (2-6)
Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest, illus. by Anita Jeram ($15.99), is a bedtime tale centering on a boy and his mother. (2-up)
Big and Little and What's There? by Melanie Walsh ($4.99 each) are lift-the-flap board books. (2-up)
Pet Wash by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Tor Freeman ($10.99, paper $3.29). Two children start a pet-washing business. (2-up)
Soggy Saturday by Phyllis Root, illus. by Helen Craig ($10.99, paper $3.29). In this Bonnie Bumble tale, the rain washes the blue right out of the sky. (2-up)
Maisy's Morning on the Farm and Doctor Maisy by Lucy Cousins ($9.99 each, paper $3.29). Maisy spends a morning on the farm; and plays doctor. (3-5)
Sleepy Pendoodle by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Julie Vivas ($12.99), is the story of a child and a newborn puppy. (3-6)
Bringing Down the Moon by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Vanessa Cabban ($15.99). A mole is determined to have the moon all to himself. (3-6)
We're in Big Trouble, Blackboard Bear by Martha Alexander ($10.99) is a new tale starring this character. (3-6)
"Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate by Bob Graham ($14.99) introduces a child who longs for a pet. (3-6)
Pizza! by Jan Pienkowski ($12.99). In this pop-up tale, a hungry lion comes for lunch. (3-7)
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson, illus. by Paul Howard ($15.99), aims to help youngsters overcome their fear of the dark. (3-up)
The Bold Boy by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Jane Ray ($15.99), presents a simple folktale. (3-up)
Maisy's Farm by Lucy Cousins ($16.99) includes a book and 26 press-out pieces. (4-6)
The Friday Nights of Nana by Amy Hest, illus. by Claire Nivola ($15.99), tells a Sabbath story. (4-7)
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child ($16.99) is a sequel to I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato. (4-8)
Baboushka: A Christmas Folktale from Russia by Arthur Scholey, illus. by Helen Cann ($15.99), relays a tale about gift-giving. (4-8)
Table Manners by Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka ($16.99) offers a lesson on how to behave at the table. (4-8)
Katje, the Windmill Cat by Gretchen Woelfle, illus. by Nicola Bayley ($15.99), is based on a centuries-old true story from Holland. (4-up)
Ignis by Gina Wilson, illus. by P.J. Lynch ($16.99), portrays the friendship between a young dragon and a child. (4-up)
One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies, illus. by Jane Chapman ($15.99), focuses on a loggerhead turtle. (5-8)
Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies, illus. by Sarah Fox-Davies ($15.99), follows a pipistrelle bat's journey through the nocturnal world. (5-8)
Crossing by Philip Booth, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline ($16.99), presents a poem about the American railroad. (5-9)
Metal Mutz! by Christine Tagg, illus. by David Ellwand ($17.99). A lonely robot decides to make himself a canine companion. (5-10)
The Book of Beasts by E. Nesbit, illus. by Inga Moore ($16.99), is an abridged version of this tale. (5-up)
Crocodile: Disappearing Dragon by Jonathan London, illus. by Paul Morin ($15.99), centers on the endangered American crocodile. (6-8)
Snow Comes to the Farm by Nathaniel Tripp, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($15.99), depicts the first snowfall of winter on a Vermont farm. (6-9)
Judy Moody Gets Famous by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds ($15.99). In her latest caper, this heroine is in a jealous mood. (6-10)
Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban, illus. by Ian Andrew ($15.99). An ill boy searches for strength and courage. (6-10)
The Man Who Wore All His Clothes by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Katharine McEwen ($12.99), portrays a day in the lives of a lively family. (7-9)
Who Built the Pyramid? by Meredith Hooper, illus. by Robin Heighway-Bury ($15.99), examines the construction of the tomb of Senwosret I. (7-10)
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor by Mervyn Peake ($16.99) is a tale about a pirate. (7-up)
Wild About Dolphins by Nicola Davies ($10.99). The author chronicles her experiences with dolphins. (8-10)
The Elephant Book by Ian Redmond ($17.99) is a photoessay on African elephants. (8-12)
Handel (Who Knew What He Liked) by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($16.99), is a biography of this composer. (8-12)
Soccer! by Robert Crowther ($17.99) is a pop-up book about the sport. (8-up)
Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter by Richard Platt, illus. by Chris Riddell ($17.99), examines life on a pirate ship in 1711. (9-13)
Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music by Roxane Orgill ($19.99) traces the life of Mahalia Jackson. (10-14)
The Calling by Cathryn Clinton ($15.99) is a novel about a 12-year-old who discovers she has the power to heal. (10-up)
Meltdown by Wilborn Hampton ($19.99) offers an eyewitness account of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. (10-up)
Joyride by Amy Ehrlich ($15.99) is a novel that centers on a mother-daughter relationship. (10-up)
Witch Child by Celia Rees ($15.99) is the fictional tale of an English girl living in 17th-century Salem. (12-up)
Shakespeare: His Work and His World by Michael Rosen, illus. by Robert Ingpen ($19.99), examines the career and times of the Bard. (12-15)
New Maisy Cloth Books by Lucy Cousins are Bathtime, Maisy!, Bedtime, Maisy!, Playtime, Maisy! and Snacktime, Maisy! ($6.99 each, up to 3).
Board Book Reprints
Love and Kisses by Sara Wilson, illus. by Melissa Sweet; and Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale ($6.99 each, 18 mos.-3 yrs.).
Has Anyone Here Seen William? and The Red Woolen Blanket by Bob Graham ($4.99 each). These tales tell of a toddler's first steps; and the life span of a child's blanket. (2-4)
Brand New Readers adds Beep Beep! It's Beeper by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Julie Lacome; Kazam's Magic by Amy Ehrlich, illus. by Barney Saltzberg; and Hurray for Rosa! by Sheila White Samton ($4.99 each slipcase set, 4-7). And new Read and Wonder titles are A Field of Horses by Peter Hansard, illus. by Kenneth Lilly; and I Love Guinea Pigs by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Anita Jeram ($5.99 each, 4-8).
Off to School, Baby Duck! and You're the Boss, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton ($5.99 each, 3-6); On Christmas Day in the Morning, foreword by John Langstaff, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($5.99, 3-7); Show and Tell Bunnies by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner ($5.99, 4-8); Making Friends with Frankenstein by Colin McNaughton ($4.99, 6-12); Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo ($5.99, 8-up); The History News: In Space by Michael Johnstone and The History News: Revolution by Christopher Maynard ($6.99 each, 9-14); Castle Diary by Richard Platt, illus. by Chris Riddell ($7.99, 9-up); Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn Hampton ($8.99, 10-15); and Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson ($5.99, 14-up).
CANDY CANE PRESS
Jack-O'lantern by Nancy Skarmeas, illus. by Pamela Levy ($6.95), is a board book offering a Halloween story. (3-5)
One Baby Jesus, a New Twelve Days of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Wendy Edelson ($6.95). In this board book tale, a mother gives her child a new piece of the Nativity scene each day. (3-5)
Follow That Star! by Elizabeth Raum, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($12.95), tells of a lamb in a Christmas pageant. (3-6)
"The Story of..." continues with The Story of Zacchaeus by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett ($6.95, 3-5). And a series on famous Americans debuts with Meet George Washington, Meet Abraham Lincoln and Meet Benjamin Franklin by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stephanie McFetridge Britt ($9.95 each, 5-8).
The Story of Christmas/La historia de la Navidad by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Lorraine Wells; and The Story of Noah/La historia de Noé by Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett ($3.25 each), are bilingual biblical tales. (3-5)
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Masterthief: Catch the Cook and Solve the Crime by Richard Burnie ($16.95). Readers search for clues and follow a thief through mazes. (8-11)
A Place to Sleep by Holly Meade ($15.95) shows where different animals choose to snooze. (4-7)
A Safe Place Called Home by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Christy Hale ($15.95), reveals how home is the best place to be. (5-8)
Big Dog by Lois Grambling, illus. by Andy San Diego ($15.95). Is a boy's new dog really a dinosaur? (5-8)
Dance Y'All by Bettye Stroud, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ($15.95). An African-American family celebrates the autumn harvest. (5-8)
It's Vladimir! by Deborah Noyes, illus. by Christopher Mills ($15.95). A young vampire wants to learn the spell that will change him into a bat. (5-8)
Jack Quack by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Andrea Wesson ($15.95). A clumsy duck saves his fellow ducks. (5-8)
Moon Rooster by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Megan Halsey ($15.95). Rooster thinks his crowing makes the moon rise. (5-8)
Noko and the Night Monster by Fiona Moodie ($15.95). A porcupine helps his aardvark friend overcome his fear of a night monster. (5-8)
Black Earth, Gold Sun by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Mary Newell DePalma ($15.95), collects nature poems. (6-9)
Rufus & Magic Run Amok by Marilyn Levenson ($14.95). Rufus discovers that he, like his mother, is a witch. (7-11)
Harvest by George Ancona ($15.95) is a photoessay about migrant farm workers. (8-12)
MARSHALL CAVENDISH/BENCHMARK BOOKS
Viva Mexico! by George Ancona presents The Fiestas, The Folk Arts, The Foods, The Past and The People ($16.95 each, 8-up). Great Explorations introduces Ferdinand Magellan: First to Sail Around the World and Captain James Cook: Three Times Around the World by Milton Meltzer, La Salle: Down the Mississippi and Lewis and Clark: From Ocean to Ocean by Harold Faber and Robert E. Peary: To the Top of the World and Daniel Boone: Beyond the Mountains by Patricia Calvert ($19.95 each, 11-up). Gary Blackwood's Bad Guys includes Gangsters, Highwaymen, Outlaws, Pirates and Swindlers ($19.95 each, 11-up). Great Journeys adds Bound for America: The Story of the European Immigrants by Milton Meltzer, Following Freedom's Star: The Story of the Underground Railroad by James Haskins and Kathleen Benson, North Across the Border: The Story of the Mexican Americans by L. Perl and The Trails of Tears: The Story of the Cherokee Removal by D. Elish ($21.95 each, 11-up). New to Cultures of the Past are Japan in the Days of the Samurai by Virginia Schomp, Medieval England and Venice and Its Merchant Empire by Kathryn Hinds and The Phoenicians by Elsa Marston ($19.95 each, 11-up). And Rulers and Their Times welcomes Elizabeth I and Tudor England and Ghenghis Khan and the Mongol Empire by Miriam Greenblatt, Isabel, Ferdinand and Fifteenth-Century Spain by Kenny Mann and Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and the French Revolution by Nancy Plain ($19.95 each, 12-up).
The Official "M&M's" Brand History of Chocolate, illus. by Karen Pellaton ($16.95, paper $6.95), chronicles the history of chocolate. (All ages)
Red Riding Hood's Math Adventure by Lalie Harcourt and Ricki Wortzman, illus. by Capucine Mazille ($14.95). How many cookies does this character give away en route to Grandma's? (5-10)
The Egg by Shelley Gill, illus. by Jo-Ellen Bosson ($16.95, paper $6.95), examines eggs of various species. (5-10)
It's a Kid's World offers Back to School by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko ($15.95, paper $6.95, 3-7). Chalk It Up to Learning introduces I Like Numbers and I Like Writing by Stephanie Weeks ($8.95 each, 3-8). New Face-to-Face titles are Face-to-Face with the Ant by Luc Gomel, photos by Rémy Amann and Dominique Stoffel; and Face-to-Face with the Horse by Valérie Tracqui, photos by Gilles Delaborde ($9.95 each, 3-7). And Animals with Amazing Abilities adds Did You Hear That? by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Cathy Trachok ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 5-10).
Paperback in Spanish
Más matemáticas con los chocolates de "M&M's" (More "M&M's" Brand Math) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, trans. by Teresa Mlawer, illus. by Roger Glass ($6.95, 7-up).
Joining Animal Close-Ups is The Orangutan by Christine Sourd, photos by Albert Visage and Jean-Paul Ferrero ($6.95, 7-10).
Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang ($15.95). A dog leads his blind owner on a journey from Boston to New York. (3-8)
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin ($6.95, 3-8); and The Barn Owls by Tony Johnston, illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray; and Different Just Like Me by Lori Mitchell ($6.95 each, 4-9).
Scatterbrain Sam by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Matt Faulkner ($15.95), tells of a fellow who tries to gather his scattered brains. (All ages)
Baa Baa Black Sheep, illus. by Iza Trapani ($16.95, paper $6.95), presents this children's rhyme. (2-7)
Blizzard by Carole Gerber, illus. by Marty Husted ($15.95). In this poem, a boy watches the snow fall outdoors. (3-8)
Latinos in the Limelight adds eight titles, including Pedro Martinez by Steve Krasner, Freddie Prinze Jr. by Liesa Abrams and Carlos Santana by Henna Remstein ($19.75 each, 8-up). Women Who Win has six additions, among them Lindsay Davenport by John McCann and Marion Jones by Vicki Cox ($19.75 each, 8-up). The Horse Library starts up with eight books, including The Horse in War by Bill Felber, Horse Care and Health by Brent Kelley and Jumping by Betty Bolte ($19.75 each, 10-up). Famous Figures of the American Frontier debuts with 10 titles, among them Davy Crockett by Daniel Harmon, Sitting Bull by Hal Marcovitz and Annie Oakley by Charles Shields ($20.85 each, paper $8.95, 10-up).
Nine titles launch Religions of Mankind, among them The Features of Protestantism and The Religious Tradition of Judaism by Lawrence Sullivan and The World of Islam by Julien Ries ($19.75 each, 10-up). Ten titles join Black Americans of Achievement, including Terry McMillan by Bruce Fish and Becky Durost Fish, Aretha Franklin by Jim McAvoy and Wesley Snipes by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden ($21.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up). And Pro Wrestling Legends welcomes eight new volumes, among them Pro Wrestling: The Early Years by Matt Hunter, Billy Kidman by Jacqueline Mudge and The Story of the Wrestler They Call "Chyna" by Johanna Brindisi ($19.75 each, paper $8.95, 10-up). Ten titles join Explorers of New Worlds, including Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Struggle Against Antarctica by Hal Marcovitz and Sir Walter Raleigh and the Search for El Dorado by Neil Chippendale ($19.75 each, 10-up).
Famous Figures of the Civil War Era gains 10 volumes, including Stephen A. Douglas--Senator by Mike Bonner, John Brown--Abolitionist by Virginia Brackett and David Farragut--Union Naval Hero by Bruce Adelson ($20.85 each, paper $8.95, 10-up). Galaxy of the Superstars shines on with six new books, among them Gwyneth Paltrow by Anne Hill and Will Smith by Meg Greene ($19.75 each, 10-up). There are 10 additions to Revolutionary War Leaders, including Samuel Adams--Patriot by Veda Boyd Jones, Lord Cornwallis--British General by Dan Harmon and Molly Pitcher--Heroine by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti ($20.85 each, paper $8.95, 10-up). And among the five new Overcoming Adversity titles are Mohandas K. Gandhi by Charles Shields and J.K. Rowling by Lisa Chippendale ($21.95 each, 10-up).
The G.I. Series--The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment welcomes eight volumes ($21.95 each, 10-up). Ten titles join Great Disasters: Reforms and Ramifications by Chris Higgins ($21.95 each, 10-up). Women of Achievement gains six books, among them Joan of Arc by Dwayne Pickels and Katherine Graham by Sandy Asirvatham ($21.95 each, 10-up). Modern Arab World debuts with Iraq: From the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Present and Turkey: From the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Present by Heather Wagner ($29.95 each, 12-up). Eight books launch Economics, including Money and Banking by Norman Macht, World Trade by John Burgess and Personal Finance by Doris Valliant ($19.75 each, 12-up). There are seven titles added to Exploration of Africa: The Emerging Nations ($29.95 each, 12-up). Crime, Justice, and Punishment gains three titles ($21.95 each, 13-up). Henry James by Grace Kim and Virginia Woolf by Aaron Tillman are among the nine additions to Bloom's Major Novelists ($21.95 each, 13-up). And 10 books join Bloom's Major Dramatists by Tara Mohr ($21.95 each, 13-up).
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Winter Day Play: Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out by Nancy Castaldo ($13.95) rounds up more than 70 activities. (3-up)
Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, with 25 Activities by Richard Panchyk ($14.95) outlines projects for aspiring archaeologists. (9-up)
The Young Investor: Projects and Activities for Making Your Money Grow by Katherine Bateman ($13.95) explains the concepts of investing and saving. (9-up)
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
The Magical Cycle of the Seasons concludes with Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems/Iguanas en la nieve y otras poemas de invierno by Francisco Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($15.95, 6-up).
Celebrations celebrates with five new titles by Joanne Winne, including Let's Get Ready for Halloween and Let's Get Ready for Hanukkah ($4.95 each, 4-7). My Family at Work offers six volumes, among them My Dad Works on a Farm and My Uncle Owns a Deli by Sarah Hughes ($4.95 each, 4-7). Real People welcomes six additions by Pamela Walker, including Abraham Lincoln and Laura Ingalls Wilder ($4.95 each, 4-7). Cate Foley has written six new Weekend Fun books, among them Let's Go on a Picnic and Let's Go to the Museum ($4.95 each, 4-7). Rookie Readers has nine additions, including So Many Sounds by Dana Meachen Rau ($4.95, 5-6); and Got You! by Anna Grossnickle Hines ($4.95 each, 6-7). Nature Upclose offers A Mealworm's Life and A Mouse's Life by John Himmelman ($6.95 each, 5-7). Rookie Read-About Geography gains four titles by Allan Fowler ($5.95 each, 6-7), as does Rookie Read-About Science ($4.95 each, 6-7); and Rookie Read-About Holidays continues with four new volumes ($5.95 each, 6-7). And Raphael by Mike Venezia joins Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists ($6.95, 8-9).
True Books: American Indians greets four titles by Andrew Santella; True Books: Animals has six additions by Melissa Stewart; True Books: Buildings and Structures adds four titles by Elaine Landau; True Books: Geography: Bodies of Water continues with two volumes by David Peterson and Christine Peterson and one by David Peterson; True Books: National Parks presents four new books by David Peterson; and True Books: Holidays gains four titles by Dana Meachen Rau ($6.95 each, 8-10). Joining Cornerstones of Freedom are Angel Island by Larry Dane Brimner, Exploring and Mapping the American West by Judy Alter, The Tuskegee Airmen by Linda and Charles George and The War of 1812 by Andrew Santella ($5.95 each, 9-11). Among the five new After School titles are Ballet Dancing by Cheryl Tobey and School Band by Kristine Hooks ($6.95 each, 9-12). There are five new Celebrity Bios, including Katie Holmes by Kristin McCracken and Ricky Martin by Judy Parker ($6.95 each, 9-12). Sports Clinic plays on with five new volumes, among them Great Soccer: Team Defense by Suzanne Cope and Track and Field: Track Events by Luke Thompson ($6.95 each, 9-12). Cities of the World visits Atlanta by Deborah Kent and Los Angeles by R. Conrad Stein ($9.95 each, 9-14). And Judy Alter's Extraordinary Explorers and Adventurers is new to Extraordinary People ($6.95, 11-up).
Mrs. Honey's Tree by Pam Adams ($24.99 Big Book edition, paper $3.99) is a tale about environmental choices. (3-8)
Great Pals greets Lion, Tiger, Elephant and Hippo ($8.99 each, 2-6). New Classic Books with Holes are Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, The Farmer in the Dell, The Wheels on the Bus and Ten Little Monkeys, illus. by Pam Adams, Tina Freeman and Annie Kubler ($6.99 each, Big Book edition $19.99, board book edition $4.99, 3-8).
The Gift, illus. by Tipéo ($14.95), packages a rag doll with a bath book. (All ages)
New board books starring Caillou are A Visit to the Doctor and Bath Time by Joceline Sanschagrin, illus. by Tipéo ($5.95 each, 2-up). New Caillou Peek-a-Boo books are Where Is It? and What's Missing? by Fabien Savary and Isabelle Vadeboncoeur, illus. by Tipéo ($4.95 each, 2-up).
Caillou North Star adds Just Like Daddy and Play with Me by Christine L'Heureux, illus. by Claude Lapierre ($3.95 each, 2-up). Caillou Backpack titles, all illus. by Claude Lapierre, are Caillou Plans a Surprise and Caillou Sends a Letter by Joceline Sanschagrin, Caillou Makes a Snowman by Roger Harvey and Caillou and Rosie's Doll by Francine Allen ($3.95 each, 3-up).
Little Mermaids and Ugly Ducklings, illus. by Gennady Spirin ($19.95), presents six Hans Christian Andersen tales with new art. (All ages)
Everlasting Stories: A Family Bible by Lois Rock, illus. by Christina Balit ($24.95), collects biblical stories. (All ages)
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, compiled by Cooper Edens ($19.95), offers the original tale and art by various 19th- and 20th-century illustrators. (All ages)
The Nutcracker, based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman, illus. by Julie Paschkis ($19.95), includes a music CD. (All ages)
Milton Goes to the Vet by Haydé Ardalan ($7.95). Milton the cat takes a trip to the vet. (All ages)
Mama, Do You Love Me? Nesting Blocks, based on the book by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavallee; and Sylvia Long's Mother Goose Nesting Blocks, based on the book by Sylvia Long ($19.95 each), are sets of blocks inspired by these tales. (up to 3)
Learning Block Books, illus. by Susan Estelle Kwas ($24.95), is a companion to ABC Block Books. (up to 3)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Sylvia Long ($13.95) gives this song new art. (up to 5)
I Spy in the Jungle and I Spy in the Ocean by Damon Burnard, illus. by Julia Cairns ($6.95 each) are board books that play the game "I Spy." (2-5)
Will You Still Love Me? by Noris Kern ($15.95) features the polar bear from I Love You with All My Heart. (2-6)
The Christmas Surprise by A.J. Wood, illus. by Maggie Kneen ($14.95), is a lift-the-flap holiday tale. (2-6)
Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner ($15.95). Collage art features dinosaur skeletons. (2-8)
Mama, Do You Love Me? 10th Anniversary Commemorative Edition by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavallee ($17.95), includes a limited-edition print. (4-8)
Red Is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong, illus. by Grace Lin ($13.95). A girl discovers color in everyday objects. (4-8)
Bintou's Braids by Sylviane Diouf, illus. by Shane Evans ($14.95), is a tale set in a West African village. (4-8)
The Fairy Tale Catalog by Sally Gardner ($15.95) offers a guide to fairy life. (4-8)
Hanukkah Lights by Dian G. Smith, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel ($12.95), is based on a traditional song. (4-8)
The Bookmaking Kit by Ann Morris, illus. by Peter Linenthal ($19.95), provides instructions for making 25 books. (6-up)
Extreme Dinosaurs by Luis Rey ($16.95) compiles visions of dinosaurs. (7-10)
Cool Crafts for Creative Kids by Jennifer Knapp ($14.95) outlines 25 craft projects. (7-12)
The Inflatable Crown Balloon Hat Kit by Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert ($22.95). Photos illustrate this guide to making hats from balloons. (8-up)
Seeing Stars: An Introduction to the Night Sky by Charles Hobson ($14.95) includes star-punched cards, a flashlight and facts about constellations. (8-up)
Board Book Reprint
Christmas Is Coming! by Claire Masurel, illus. by Marie H. Henry ($6.95, up to 3).
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Nico Visits the Moon by Honorio Robledo ($15.95). Balloons carry a boy to the moon. (4-7)
Efraín of the Sonoran Desert: A Lizard's Life Among the Seri Indians by Amalia Astorga as told to Gary Paul Nabhan, illus. by Janet Miller ($15.95). A Seri Indian elder describes her friendship with a lizard. (7-10)
Title in Spanish
Nico visita la luna (Nico Visits the Moon) by Honorio Robledo ($15.95, 4-7).
CLARA HOUSE/THE OLIVER PRESS
How It Happens adds At the Boat Factory and At the Post Office by Dawn Frederick and At the Candy Company and At the Truck Plant by Jenna Anderson, all with photos by Bob and Diane Wolfe ($19.95 each, 7-10).
Mouse Colors: A Very First Book and Mouse Shapes: A Very First Book by Jim Arnosky ($5.95 each) are concept books featuring a little mouse. (up to 2)
Happy to You! by Caron Lee Cohen, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger ($15). A preschooler enjoys a birthday party. (1-4)
Don't Go! by Jane Breskin Zalben ($15). An elephant overcomes his fear of separating from this mother on the first day of school. (2-4)
Book! by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Maggie Smith ($9.95), is a poem celebrating a child's encounter with a book. (2-4)
Perfect Puppy by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Thomas Yezerski ($15), introduces a mischievous puppy. (3-6)
Ants in My Pants by Wendy Mould ($15). A boy also finds a fox in his socks and kittens in his mittens. (3-6)
Thanksgiving Mice! by Bethany Roberts ($13). Mice put on a play about the first Thanksgiving. (3-6)
Nursery Classics: A Galdone Treasury by Paul Galdone ($22) combines The Three Pigs, The Three Bears, The Little Red Hen and Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee. (4-8)
We Were There: A Nativity Story by Eve Bunting, illus. by Wendell Minor ($16), is a Christmas tale featuring a snake, scorpion, bat and other creatures. (4-8)
Cowboy Sam and Those Confounded Secrets by Kitty Griffin and Kathy Combs, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka ($15), tells of a cowboy with a hat full of secrets. (4-8)
The Great Pig Search by Eileen Christelow ($15). Bert and Ethel find their runaway pigs in unexpected places. (5-8)
Noah and the Devil: A Legend of Noah's Ark from Romania by Neil Philip, illus. by Isabelle Brent ($16), retells this biblical folktale. (5-8)
The Little Drummer Boy by Katherine Davis, Henry Otorati and Harry Simeone, illus. by Kristina Rodanas ($15), presents this Christmas carol with new art. (5-up)
Owen Foote, Super Spy by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Martha Weston ($14), depicts Owen as aspiring spy. (6-8)
Weave Little Stars into My Sleep, compiled by Neil Philip, photos by Edward Curtis ($16), compiles lullabies from various Native American peoples. (6-9)
Dinosaurs with Feathers by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Laurie Caple ($15), explores fossil evidence that birds are descendents of dinosaurs. (8-11)
One True Friend by Joyce Hansen ($14). Amir tells of his search for his younger siblings, from whom he was separated when his parents died. (8-12)
In the Days of the Vaqueros by Russell Freedman ($18) traces the American cowboy tradition back to 16th-century Mexico. (8-12)
Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers by Michael Cooper ($16) focuses on this group of singers from Fisk University, who in 1871 conducted a tour spotlighting spirituals. (9-14)
The Brothers Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy by Donald Hettinga ($22) offers a biography of these storytellers. (9-14)
Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World by Nancy Smiler Levinson ($19) chronicles this 16th-century expedition. (9-14)
Daily Life in the Pilgrim Colony 1636 by Paul Erickson ($20, paper $9.95) is a photoessay focusing on a family in this colony. (9-14)
A Long Way Home by Nancy Price Graff ($15). After moving to Vermont in 1980, a boy makes discoveries about his family that challenge his notions of war and its heroes. (10-14)
Zazoo by Richard Mosher ($16) centers on a Vietnamese girl who is growing up in France. (12-up)
The Great Mystery: Myths of Native Americans by Neil Philip ($25) is a guide to North American myths and legends. (12-up)
Boo! It's Halloween by Wendy Watson; and The Pumpkin Fair by Eve Bunting, illus. by Eileen Christelow ($5.95 each, 3-6); Tell Me a Season by Mary McKenna Siddals, illus. by Petra Mathers ($4.95, 3-6); Ms. MacDonald Has a Class by Jan Ormerod ($6.95, 4-6); Dorrie and the Haunted Schoolhouse by Patricia Coombs; Carlos, Light the Farolito by Jean Ciavonne, illus. by Jean Clair; and The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews, illus. by Megan Lloyd ($5.95 each, 5-8); Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Dee deRosa; and Greene's Owen Foote, Soccer Star, illus. by Martha Weston ($4.95 each, 6-8).
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Children's English Dictionary by P.H. Collin ($9.95) is geared for children who have progressed beyond picture dictionaries. (5-10)
Christmas Gems ($5.99) is a set of six mini board books with biblical themes. (2-5)
Follow the Star ($9.99) collects five mini board books that tell the Christmas story. (2-5)
That Special Starry Night by Jeff Carnehl ($10.99). A father tells his children about the night Jesus was born. (4-7)
The Very First Christians by Paul Maier, illus. by Francisco Ordaz ($14.99). A boy's grandfather tells him about Pentecost and the first Christians. (5-10)
First Festivals: Christmas ($11.99) collects holiday projects. (5-10)
Weather Windows offers Autumn--Poems, Songs, Prayers and Winter--Poems, Songs, Prayers, compiled by Wendy Mass ($6.99 each, 4-7). And The Adventures of Beatrice adds Beatrice's New Clothes and Beatrice Loses Her Doll by Pam Halter, illus. by Kim Sponaugle ($6.99 each, 5-8).
New Arch Books are Good News for Naaman, Elijah Helps the Widow, Baby Jesus Visits the Temple and Stephen Stands Strong ($2.29 each, 5-9).
COOKIE BEAR PRESS
(Baker & Taylor, dist.)
Board Book Reprint
I Love You All the Time by Jessica Elin Hirschman and Jennifer Elin Cole ($5.95, up to 5).
Blue Bananas welcomes Here I Am! Said Smedley by Simon Puttock, illus. by Martin and Ann Chatterton; Magic Lemonade by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Jan McCafferty; Colin and the Curly Claw by Jan Fearnley; Peg by Maddie Stewart, illus. by Bee Willey; Follow the Swallow by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Martin Ursell; The Magnificent Mummies by Tony Bradman, illus. by Martin Chatterton; Bradman's Midnight in Memphis, illus. by Martin and Ann Chatterton; Horrible Haircut by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Ian Newsham; Big Dog and Little Dog Go Sailing and Big Dog and Little Dog Visit the Moon by Selina Young; Dexter's Journey by Chris d'Lacey, illus. by David Roberts; and Shoot! by Sue Mayfield, illus. by Ken Cox ($5.95 each, 5-7). And Colonial People offers six new titles, including A Slave Family by Bobbie Kalman, The Milliner by Niki Walker and Colonial Women by Kalman and Deanna Brady ($7.95 each, 5-up).
The Life Cycle presents six titles by Kalman, including The Life Cycle of a Whale and The Life Cycle of a Bird ($5.95 each, 6-12). New to Science of Living Things are What Is Hibernation?, What Is Migration? and What Is an Elephant? by Kalman and John Crossingham ($5.95 each, 7-8). Science Alive! introduces six books by Darlene Lauw and Lim Cheng Puay, among them Motion, Heat and Magnets ($7.95 each, 7-12). New Megatech titles by David Jefferis are Into Infinity--From Earth to the Stars, Bio-Tech--Frontiers of Medicine, Internet--Electronic Global Village and Super Subs--Opening up Undersea Frontiers ($8.95 each, 9-14). And Lands, Peoples, and Cultures continues with 11 volumes, including El Salvador--The People and Culture by Greg Nickles, Spain--The Land by Noa Lior and Canada--The People (Rev. Ed.) and Mexico--The Culture (Rev. Ed.) by Bobbie Kalman ($7.95 each, 9-14).
The Fisherman and His Wife by Jason and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by John Howe ($17.95), is the story of an enchanted fish and a fisherman's greedy wife. (9-up)
Hansel and Gretel by Jason and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Monique Felix ($17.95), includes the original text of this tale and new art. (9-up)
The Seven Dwarfs by Etienne Delessert ($17.95) gives this classic tale a new twist. (9-up)
Shoe Tree of Chagrin by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Chris Sheban ($17.95), tells of a woman cobbler and her mile-high horse. (9-up)
Lucas by Alistar Highet, illus. by Etienne Delessert ($9.95). A young man's faithful dog saves him. (9-up)
Winnie Mae by H.B. Lewis ($9.95). A boy builds a plane and, with the help of his imagination, learns to fly it. (9-up)
Butterflies by Nancy Shaw, Jeff Gordon by Julie Bach, Shaquille O'Neal by Michael Goodman and Tree Frogs by Diana Loiewski Weir ($9.95 each, 9-up).
Robert and the Great Pepperoni by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer ($14.95). Robert is determined to train a stray dog. (7-10)
How I Became an American by Karin Gündisch, trans. by James Skofield ($15.95). In 1902, a boy and his family emigrate from Germany to the U.S. (9-12)
Scorpio's Child by Kezi Matthews ($15.95) is a Southern coming-of-age novel set in the 1940s. (11-14)
Time Out by David Hill ($15.95). A cross-country runner is catapulted into a parallel universe. (12-15)
Taf by Annie Callan ($16.95) is a novel about a girl who follows her heart--at any cost. (11-15)
Seek by Paul Fleischman ($16.95) centers on a high school senior determined to find his missing father. (12-15)
Wáchale! Poetry and Prose About Growing Up Latino, edited by Ilan Stavans ($16.95), is an anthology of essays, folktales, stories and bilingual poems. (12-15)
Patakín: World Tales of Drums and Drummers by Nina Jaffe ($10.95, 10-14).
I'll Love You Anyway and Always by Bryan Chapell, illus. by Tim Jonke ($14.99). When Katy is disobedient, her father explains that her parents love her unconditionally. (All ages)
A Treasure Beyond Measure by Melody Carlson, illus. by Steve Björkman ($9.99), retells Jesus's parable of the Kingdom of Heaven. (3-6)
Beary Patch Bears adds Hi! I'm Cranbeary, Hi! I'm Strawbeary and Hi! I'm Elderbeary by Melody Carlson, illus. by Ben Mahan ($6.99 each, 3-6).
Moley Gets Dressed for All Weather by Sue Hendra ($12.99). Readers select from 16 magnetized outfits to help Moley get dressed. (3-6)
Knitted by Grandma by Ruth Hearson ($12.99). This lift-the-flap, pull-the-tab tale reveals what Grandma has been working on. ($12.99)
His Mother's Nose by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas ($15.99). Tired of being compared to his relatives, Percival sets out to prove he is his own man. (4-8)
More Parts by Tedd Arnold ($15.99). This sequel to Parts depicts silly figures of speech. (4-8)
A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton by Steven Kellogg ($15.99). Pinkerton dreams of adopting a penguin. (4-8)
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Alex Scheffler ($15.99). A witch's new friends help save her from a dragon. (4-8)
Strike Two by Amy Goldman Koss ($16.99). A newspaper strike tears Gwen's town in two. (10-up)
The Tower at the End of the World by Brad Strickland, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($16.99), is a sequel to John Bellairs's The House with a Clock in Its Walls. (10-up)
Fair Weather by Richard Peck ($16.99). In 1893, Rosie and her family visit the World's Fair in Chicago. (10-up)
Black Mirror by Nancy Werlin ($16.99). An adolescent girl fights to learn the truth about her brother's apparent suicide. (12-up)
James Marshall's Cinderella, retold by Barbara Karlin, illus. by James Marshall ($15.99, Puffin paperback, $6.99, 4-8).
Disney's Winnie the Pooh Balloon Book ($15.99) is a board book introducing the concepts of counting and colors. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)
Disney's Winnie the Pooh Busy Book ($15.99) is an oversized, interactive board book. (1-4)
Disney's Pop-Up Animals and Pop-Up Adventures ($12.99) is a pop-up tale featuring Disney characters. (2-5)
Read-to-Me Treasury, Vol. Two ($19.99) collects six Disney stories. (3-7)
5-Minute Princess Stories by Liza Baker, illus. by Robbin Cuddy ($12.99) compiles tales about Disney princesses. (3-7)
Disney's Princess Treasury ($19.99) collects six tales, including Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. (3-up)
Disney's Christmas Crafts ($12.99) outlines more than 50 Disney-themed holiday crafts. (4-7)
Disney's Princess Magic: Words from the Heart ($13.99) contains quotations from princesses and heroines. (4-up)
Walt Disney's Classic Storybook ($15.99) features artwork from the 1950s and '60s. (5-10)
The Rolie Polie Olie Busy Book series offers Peekaboo, You!, Rolie Polie Shapes, Zowie's 123 and Rocket Up, Rolie ($6.99 each, 18 mos.-3 yrs.). And The Book of Pooh introduces Pooh's Perfect Picnic and Rhyme Time ($5.99 each, 2-5); Pooh's Magic Wishes and Picture Poems ($9.99 each, 3-6); and Match-the-flaps: Beginning Sounds and Letters ($7.99 each, 3-6).
Woody's Roundup lassos Cowboy Christmas; and Abracadabra joins Mickey Mysteries ($4.99 each, 7-10).
The Christmas Story Shaped Board Book, illus. by Julie Downing ($7.95), is an oversized volume recounting the Nativity story. (2-5)
Going Home by Ann and Reg Cartwright ($15.95). Animal friends escape from the zoo. (2-5)
Mama's Little Baby by Kate Banks, illus. by Karin Littlewood ($15.95). A mother shows her child the sights and sounds of the world. (2-5)
Silver Shoes by Caroline Binch ($15.95) spotlights a child's dreams and wishes. (2-5)
A First Book of Fairy Tales, retold by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Julie Downing ($14.95), offers bedtime stories. (3-6)
Barbie Fun to Cook and Barbie Word Book ($12.95 each) present recipes; and objects to identify. (5-8)
Big Book of Race Cars ($14.95) reveals poster-like images of cars, bikes, etc. (5-8)
The Christmas Book by Jane Bull ($12.95) rounds up holiday projects. (5-8)
The Story of the Titanic, illus. by Steve Noon ($17.95), covers the Titanic's construction, maiden voyage and sinking, as well as the recovery of the wreck. (5-8)
Brer Rabbit and Friends by Karima Amin, illus. by Eric Copeland ($14.95), retells this classic tale. (5-9)
Smithsonian Kids' Field Guides: Birds of North America East/West ($17.95, paper $9.95) is a volume created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. (6-9)
Action Man ($12.95) offers a tale based on this toy character. (8-up)
Atlas of Ancient Worlds by Anne Millard, illus. by Russell Barnett ($19.95), examines the daily life of past cultures. (8-up)
Batman: The Ultimate Guide ($19.95) is an illustrated guide to the world of this DC Comics character. (8-up)
Bible Atlas, illus. by Brian Delf ($17.95), offers readers a tour of the lands of the Bible. (8-up)
The Coolest Cross-Sections Ever! by Richard Platt, illus. by Stephen Biesty ($24.95), features cross-section art and annotated pullouts. (8-up)
Creation Story, illus. by Norman Messenger ($15.95), illustrates the seven days of creation as told in Genesis. (8-up)
DK Amazing Pop-Up Pull-Out T-Rex Book by David Hawcock ($19.95) unfolds to form a pop-up poster. (8-up)
DK Guide to the Savage Earth ($15.95). Photos and text document such phenomena as volcanoes and earthquakes. (8-up)
Dinosaur Encyclopedia ($29.95) examines the evolution of dinosaurs over 400 million years. (8-up)
A Farm Through Time by Angela Wilkes, illus. by Eric Thomas ($17.95), traces the history of farming from medieval times to the present. (8-up)
Favorite Bible Stories, retold by Libby Purves, illus. by Eric Thomas ($17.95), collects 29 tales. (8-up)
Great Events That Changed the World by Brian Delf and Richard Platt (17.95), offers an illustrated look at events that have shaped our world. (8-up)
A Journey Through Time, illus. by Richard Bonson ($17.95), is an historical, geological and archeological examination of earth. (8-up)
Monster Jam: The Amazing Guide ($14.95) spotlights big-wheel vehicles. (8-up)
Monsters, Inc. Essential Guide ($12.95) includes stills from this Disney film. (8-up)
Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide ($19.95) examines this superhero's world. (8-up)
Visual Timeline of Inventions by Richard Platt ($15.95) traces the history of various inventions. (8-up)
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts by Tim Haines ($29.95). Computer graphics and simulated photos explore giant prehistoric mammals. (12-up)
DK Readers adds My Cat's Secret by Karen Wallace ($12.95, paper $3.95, 2-5); The Story of Columbus by Anita Ganeri ($12.95, paper $3.95, 5-7); Extreme Sports by Richard Platt and NFL Peyton Manning by James Buckley, Jr. ($12.95 each, 7-8); and Buckley's NFL Rumbling Running Backs, Crime Busters by Andrew Donkin and Spider-Man: Amazing Powers and The Story of Spider-Man by Michael Teitelbaum ($12.95 each, $3.95 paper, 8-9). DK Readers: Jobs People Do introduces four titles by Linda Hayward ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 2-5). Early Learners welcomes My Busy Day and My Lift-the-Flap Book ($9.95 each, 2-5). It's OK! offers six volumes by Beth Robbins, illus. by Jon Stuart, including Tom and Ally Visit the Doctor and Tom's First Day at School ($12.95 each, paper $3.95, 2-5). Dinosaurs and Trains are new Jumbo Sound Board Books ($7.95 each, 2-5). There are four additions to My First Books ($9.95 each, 2-5). Christmas and Halloween are new Scratch & Sniff titles ($6.95 each, 2-5). And Share-A-Story issues Don't Rock the Boat by Sally Grindley, illus. by Sarah Battle; Elemeno P by Sam McBratney and Catharine O'Neill; and You're a Big Bear Now, Winston Brown by Paul May, illus. by Selina Young ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 2-5).
Toddler Books introduces Goodbye, Hello by Shen Roddie, illus. by Carol Thompson; Silly Goose and Dizzy Duck by Sally Grindley, illus. by Adrian Reynolds; and Ten in a Bed by Jan Ormerod ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 2-5). Jungle Animals and Pets are new Touch & Feel titles ($6.95 each, 2-5). Experiments in Science offers How Do Things Grow?, How Does It Work? and What Is It Made Of? ($24.95 each, 5-7). Eye Wonder gains Dinosaurs, Ocean, Rain Forest and Space ($9.95 each, 5-8). DK Discoveries issues Christopher Columbus by Peter Chrisp, illus. by Peter Dennis; and Cleopatra by Fiona MacDonald, illus. by Chris Molan ($14.95 each, 8-up). Wild West and World War I by Simon Adams are new Eyewitness Books ($15.95 each, 8-up). Protecting Our Planet adds Animal Watch by Roger Few and Food Watch by Martyn Bramwell ($16.95 each, 8-up). Secret Worlds has eight additions, including Apes, Explorers and Tornadoes ($14.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-up). And Science Series by Chris Maynard offers Backyard Science and Kitchen Science ($12.95 each, 8-up).
Pocket Reference Library ($19.95). This slipcovered set includes a dictionary, encyclopedia and thesaurus. (8-up)
Top 10 Quiz Book by Russell Ash ($7.95) compiles facts and trivia on a variety of topics. (8-up)
Visual Encyclopedia of Animals ($16.95) examines more than 2000 animal species. (8-up)
New DK BIG Readers are A Day at Greenhill Farm by Sue Nicholson ($19.95, 2-5); Bugs! Bugs Bugs! by Jennifer Dussling and Dinosaur by Lee Davis ($19.95 each, 5-7); and Spacebusters by Philip Wilkinson and Titanic by Mark Debowski ($19.95 each, 7-8). Read & Listen gains A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illus. by Andrew Wheatcroft ($7.95, 2-5). There are six new Math Workbooks ($12.95 each, 4-11). And Walking with Prehistoric Beasts introduces 3D Beasts, Photo Journal and Sticker Book ($6.95 each, 8-up).
Five Trucks by Brian Floca and Like Likes Like by Chris Raschka ($6.95 each, 2-5); Everything to Spend the Night from A to Z by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by Maggie Smith ($6.95, 2-7); How to Catch an Elephant by Amy Schwartz ($6.95, 3-6); The Cowboy ABC by Chris Demarest ($6.95, 3-7); Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round by Teri Sloat, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($6.95, 4-7); Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne ($6.95, 7-11); and Lucy Dove by Janice Del Negro, illus. by Leonid Gore ($6.95, 8-11).
DK HOME LEARNING
Baby's Book of the Body ($9.95). Photos and text introduce parts of the body and the five senses. (2-5)
Baby's Little Library ($9.95) contains four concept chunky board books. (2-5)
The Lifesize Animal Counting Book ($12.95) features photos of animals. (2-5)
Read Along Boxed Set ($19.95) collects five books introducing animal characters. (2-5)
Mouse in the House by Henrietta ($12.95) tells of a mouse who plays hide-and-seek. (3-6)
Where Do Babies Come From? ($9.95) discusses how life begins. (3-6)
My First Encyclopedia by Carol Watson ($16.95) includes color pictures. (4-8)
Dazzling Disguises and Clever Costumes by Angela Wilkes ($14.95) explains how to design and make 50 costumes. (5-8)
Human Body Explorer ($16.95). A skeleton teaches a lesson on human anatomy and health. (5-8)
My First Mathbook by David and Wendy Slemson ($16.95) introduces basic math concepts. (6-9)
The Amazing Outdoor Activity Book by Angela Wilkes ($15.95) rounds up more than 50 projects. (7-11)
Pajama Bedtime Bear Board Books debuts with Colors, Numbers, Shapes and Words ($3.95 each, 1-3). Launching Pajama Bedtime Bear Shaped Board Books are Good Morning and Time for Bed ($6.95 each, 1-3). There are four new Pajama Bedtime Bear Read Alongs ($4.95 each, 2-5). Pajama Bedtime Bear Books welcomes three titles ($12.95, 3-6). Scarecrow and Spooky Game are Pajama Bedtime Bear Read Alones ($6.95 each, 3-6). Pajama Bedtime Bear Sticker Activity Books starts up with Picnic and Shopping ($6.95 each, 3-6). Young Classics adds Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, adapted by Jane Fior, illus. by Simon Bartram; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by Shona McKellar, illus. by Tony Kerins; Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Sally Grindley, illus. by Eric Copeland; and The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Kimberly Morris, illus. by Mauro Evangelista ($9.95 each, 5-9). And new Action Books are Discover the Titanic and Fly the Space Shuttle ($16.95 each, 8-up).
The Adventures of Dodie the Dodo Bird by Jesse Abarca Jr. debuts with Who's Dodie ($4.95, all ages); and The Magic Glass and El Vidrio Magico (The Magic Glass) ($12.95 each, all ages).
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The Real Fairy Storybook: Stories the Fairies Tell Themselves by Georgie Adams, illus. by Sally Gardner ($9.95), is a collection of tales. (7-10)
A Book of Princesses: Five Favorite Stories by Sally Gardner ($9.95) offers tales about familiar heroines. (7-10)
Big Book of Animal Stories by Thornton W. Burgess ($6.95) collects tales about Peter Cottontail, Reddy Fox and others. (5-up)
Flower Fairies in Full Color by Walter Crane ($8.95). Watercolors illustrate verses about fairies. (6-up)
The Book of Dragons: Tales and Legends from Many Lands, selected and edited by O. Muiriel Fuller ($6.95), compiles 20 stories. (7-up)
There are five new Little Activity Books, including Favorite Wildflowers Stickers by Dot Barlowe and Invisible Zoo Animals Magic Picture Book by Lisa Bonforte ($1 each, 2-up). The Learning About series adds Learning About Farm Animals, Learning About Reptiles, Learning About Spiders and Learning About Turtles by Jan Sovak ($1 each, 2-up). There are five additions to the Tattoos series ($1.50 each, 2-up). Among the 10 new Coloring Books are Life in Colonial America by Peter Copeland, Mars Exploration: Fact and Fantasy by Bruce LaFontaine and Fashions of the First Ladies by Ming-Ju Sun ($3.50 each, 6-up). The Paper Doll series gains six titles, including High Victorian Fashions Paper Dolls and Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney ($5.95 each, 7-up). And new Dover Juvenile Classics are Little Men by Louise May Alcott ($3, 8-up); Racketty-Packetty House and Other Stories by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Favorite Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm and The Fables of Aesop, edited by Joseph Jacobs ($2 each, 8-up); Jewish Fairy Tales by Gerald Friedlander ($1.50, 8-up); and The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson ($2.50, 8-up).
The Snow Bear by Miriam Moss, illus. by Maggie Kneen ($15.99). Separated from his mother, a polar bear cub builds a bear out of snow to keep him company. (All ages)
Winnie-the-Pooh Anniversary Edition by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($30). This slipcased set of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner celebrates Pooh's 75th anniversary. (All ages)
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($40), collects the stories featuring Pooh. (All ages)
Pooh Book-in-a-Book: Piglet's Rescue and Pooh Goes Visiting, inspired by A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard ($7.99 each), are board books with a mini board book tucked into the back cover. (All ages)
Winnie-the-Pooh Easy Readers: Eeyore Has a Birthday and Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees by A.A. Milne, adapted by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($13.99 each, paper $3.99), adapt two classic tales. (All ages)
Three Cheers for Pooh by Brian Sibley ($22.95) chronicles Pooh's creation and career. (All ages)
Little Ones Do! by Jana Novotny Hunter, illus. by Sally Anne Lambert ($14.99), follows a day in the life of a dragon family. (2-5)
A Slide-and-Find Book: Where Is Pooh's Honey? and Where Is Eeyore? by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($6.99 each), are interactive tales. (2-5)
Ruby's Potty by Paul and Emma Rogers ($12.99). Ruby learns how to use her potty. (2-5)
What Will You Wear, Claude? and Whatever the Weather, Claude! by David Wojtowycz ($7.99 each). Readers dress Claude in weather-appropriate outfits; and select toys for seasonal activities. (2-5)
Winnie-the-Pooh's ABC: Sign Language Edition by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($15.99), introduces the American Sign Language Alphabet. (2-6)
Going to Grandpa's by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Frédéric Joos ($12.99). Big Bear and Little Bear travel by train to visit Grandpa. (2-6)
Big, Small, Little Red Ball and Yellow, Blue, and Bunny, Too by Emma Dodd ($11.99 each). Animals introduce opposites; and a bunny performs color-changing magic tricks. (2-6)
Joseph Wants to Read by Fabienne Teyssèdre ($10.99). A monkey's animal friends help him learn to read. (3-6)
Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolf ($16.99). This teacher tours the neighborhood with her class. (3-6)
Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington ($14.99). Farmer Annie makes cider, applesauce and other treats from her apple crop. (3-7)
Trick or Treat?: A Not-too-Scary Window Surprise Book and Deck the Halls: A Christmas-Window Surprise Book by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Manhar Chauham ($10.99 each). Children mistake benign images for scary ones; and mistake shadows for Christmas objects. (3-7)
Blabber Mouse by True Kelley ($15.99). A mouse's friends fear he can't keep secrets. (3-7)
Not Me! by Nigel McMullen ($12.99). When a boy who gets blamed for everything learns to say his older brother's name, he finally reveals the real troublemaker in the family. (3-7)
Christmas Magic by Michael Garland ($16.99). On Christmas Eve, Emily spies strange goings-on. (3-8)
The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, illus. by Wayne Anderson ($15.99). A lonely old man turns a wasteland of scrap metal into a beautiful forest. (3-9)
My Most Favorite Thing by Nicola Moon, illus. by Carol Thompson ($15.99). When Grandpa's dog must stay at the vet, Katie lends him her stuffed bunny. (4-8)
One Enchanted Christmas by Colleen Charleston, illus. by Sally Onopa ($15.99). A girl's coat grows until it is large enough for her to give to Santa. (4-8)
The Hugs & Kisses Contest by Paul Kortepeter, illus. by Susan Wheeler ($14.99). Emily and Oliver try to decide which of them their mother loves the most. (4-up)
Paint Yourself Wild!: An Animal Face-Painting Kit ($13.99). This spiral-bound volume presents 12 face designs and facts about the featured animals. (5-10)
Mystery Mansion: A Look-Again Book by Michael Garland ($15.99). Tommy solves puzzles and finds hidden objects as he searches for his aunt. (5-11)
Pumpkin Moon by Tim Preston, illus. by Simon Bartram ($16.99), reveals what goes on when the townsfolk go to bed on Halloween night. (6-10)
Hidden Under the Sea: The World Beneath the Waves by Peter Kent ($17.99) examines underwater life. (6-10)
Be My Valenslime by J.K. Arden, illus. by Joy Allen ($6.99). Greta seeks revenge for Harris's Valentine's Day practical joke. (6-10)
Jimmy Dabble by Frans Vischer ($16.99). A boy teaches farm animals to sing. (7-10)
A Rumpus of Rhymes: A Book of Noisy Poems by Bobbi Katz, illus. by Susan Estelle Kwas ($15.99), collects poetry celebrating noises of all kinds. (7-10)
The Website of the Cracked Cookies by Eric Kimmel, illus. by Jeff Shelley ($15.99). Jessica and Matt are transported into a cyberworld. (7-10)
The Case of the Gasping Garbage: Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives by Michelle Torrey, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($14.99). Two young detectives use science to solve four mysteries. (8-11)
Horace Splattly: The Cupcaked Crusader Book One by Lawrence David, illus. by Barry Gott ($14.99). A boy searches for crime to fight. (8-11)
Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($15.99). Oliver joins forces with ghosts who were ordered to frighten him. (8-12)
My Brother the Robot by Bonny Becker ($15.99). Chip comes to terms with feeling inferior to his robot brother. (8-2)
Benno's Bear by N.F. Tucker ($16.99). A boy's father is thrown in jail in this novel set in 19th-century Austria. (9-12)
The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline by Don Wulfson ($15.99) describes the invention of 50 products. (9-up)
Three Days by Donna Jo Napoli ($15.99). After her father suffers a heart attack while driving, Jackie is picked up by two men who then disappear. (10-14)
The Invisible Child: On Reading and Writing Books for Children by Katherine Paterson ($24.99) collects speeches and essays by this author. (10-up)
Piracy & Plunder: A Murderous Business by Milton Meltzer, illus. by Bruce Waldman ($24.99), presents tales of actual pirates. (10-up)
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($17.99). An English orphan and her governess venture into the heart of the Amazon. (10-up)
The Beguilers by Kate Thompson ($16.99). Rifka attempts to capture one of the dangerous creatures known as Beguilers. (12-up)
Christmas Treasury by Heather Amery ($18.95) compiles holiday stories, activities and songs. (4-up)
Farmyard Tales offers Farmyard Tales First Word Book by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($10.95, 9 mos.-up). Touchy-Feely Board Books adds That's Not My Tractor by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells ($7.95, 9 mos.-up). Rhyming Board Books gains Find the Teddy by Phil Roxbee-Cox, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($3.95, 9 mos.-up). People by Jo Litchfield joins First Words Board Books ($4.95, 9 mos.-up). Children's Bibles presents Mini Children's Bible by Heather Amery ($8.95, 4-9). New Kid Kits are Science with Light & Mirrors ($14.95, 8-10), Trick Photography ($16.95, 8-up) and How to Draw Horses ($13.95, 9-up). And joining World History is The Last 500 Years by Jane Bingham, Finon Chandler and Sam Taplin ($21.95, 8-up).
New to Spotter's Guides is Wild Animals by Rosamund Kidman Cox, ($5.95, all ages). Easy Words to Read issues Ted's Shed by Phil Roxbee-Cox, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($7.95, 4-up). First Encyclopedias welcomes First Encyclopedia of Space by Paul Dowswell ($9.95, 4-up). Christmas Puzzles by Michelle Bates is new to Young Puzzles Sticker Books ($6.95, 5-up). Sticker Math gains Subtracting, Fractions and Times Tables by Rachel Wells ($6.95 each, 6-7). Discovery Program continues with Snakes by Jonathan Sheikh-Miller and Dinosaurs by Rachel Firth ($8.95 each, 7-up). Encyclopedia of Peoples of the World by Gillian Doherty and Anna Claybourne is new to the Encyclopedia series ($14.95, 9-up). And two Easy Design on Your Computer titles by Anna Claybourne join Software Guides ($9.95 each, 10-up).
Glory by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Debra Reid Jenkins ($17), celebrates the beauty and diversity of the world's creatures. (3-8)
A Humble Life: Plain Poems by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($17). Poetry and paintings depict Pennsylvania Dutch farm life. (3-8)
The Shine Man: A Christmas Story by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Tim Ladwig ($17). A Depression-era shoeshine man experiences a miracle after he shows kindness to a poor child. (5-up)
Secrets in the House of Delgado by Gloria Miklowitz ($16) is a novel centering on a Catholic girl who works for a Jewish family during the Spanish Inquisition. (9-up)
Maggie in the Morning by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk ($16) tells of a girl's summer of self-discovery just before the U.S. enters WWII. (9-up)
I See the Moon by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Debra Reid Jenkins ($7.50, 2-7); and Silent Night: The Song and Its Story by Margaret Hodges, illus. by Tim Ladwig ($8, 5-up).
Great African Americans issues revised editions of Booker T. Washington: Leader and Educator, Louis Armstrong: Jazz Musician, Madam C.J. Walker: Self-Made Millionaire, Marian Anderson: A Great Singer, Martin Luther King Jr.: Man of Peace and Mary McLeod Bethune: A Great Teacher by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ($14.95 each, 6-9). Super Sports Star Grant Hill by Felicia Lowenstein is a new Super Sports Star title ($18.95, 6-9). And Transportation and Communication continues with Bridges by Melinda Farbman, Motorcycles by Dee Stuart, Television by Kathy Feeney and Trains by Phyllis J. Perry ($18.95 each, 6-9).