|Spring 2002 Listing by Publisher|
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Big Dig: A Pop-Up Construction! by Paul Stickland ($16.95). This companion to Truck Jam focuses on trucks at a construction site. (2-6)
From A Harvest of Colors
by Melanie Eclare
A Harvest of Color: Growing a Vegetable Garden by Melanie Eclare ($16.95). Neighborhood children plant a garden. (4-8)
Mister Got to Go and Arnie by Lois Simmie ($15.95). The arrival of a dog disturbs the life of a cat who lives in a hotel. (8-12)
My Brother's Keeper by Marion Woodson ($6.95). The ghost of a cult leader haunts a teenage girl. (8-12)
Spitfire by Ann Goldring ($6.95). A tomboy and her new friend are the only girls to enter a soapbox derby. (8-12)
Hop on Pop-Up! ($6.99) is a pop-up book that combines text and art from several Dr. Seuss tales. (All ages)
The Little Lawnmower, illus. by Davy Jones ($4.99). This lift-the-flap story centers on a family's new riding mower. (up to 4)
Sergeant Murphy's Traffic Book by Huck Scarry ($4.99). Sergeant Murphy directs traffic in Busytown. (up to 4)
Baby's Goodnight Book, illus. by Kay Chorao, Amy Flynn, Jean Hirashima and Lisa McCue ($7.99), rounds up lullabies, poems and tales. (up to 4)
The Life of Jesus, illus. by Dimitri Makhashvili ($7.99), collects stories from the New Testament. (up to 4)
Richard Scarry's What Will I Wear? by Huck Scarry ($4.99). Huckle and pals decide what clothes to wear on various occasions. (up to 4)
Bite Me, I'm a Book and Bite Me, I'm a Shape by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Jef Kaminsky ($3.99 each), are board books focusing on reading; and shapes. (up to 4)
What Time Is It? by P.D. Eastman ($7.99) offers this tale-cum-clock in a cloth-book format. (up to 4)
My First Thomas: Engines All Day ($4.99) is a die-cut board book featuring this engine. (2-4)
Thomas and the Shooting Star, illus. by Tommy Stubbs ($8.99). Thomas follows a shooting star. (3-7)
Arthur's Animal Adventure by Marc Brown ($6.99). Arthur and D.W. go on an African safari in this story with 26 stickers. (4-7)
Winkle's World by Lara Jo Regan ($14.99). Mr. Winkle takes readers on a tour of his life. (4-up)
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($11.95). Will Junie B. Jones take charge of the cafeteria? (6-9)
The Laziest, The Ugliest, The Loudest and The Meanest ($8.99 each) introduce various animal species. (6-10)
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is a new Nifty Lift-and-Look title ($7.99, 3-6). Bright and Early Board Books offers The Nose Book by Al Perkins, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($7.99, 3-6). The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library issues A Great Day for Pup by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz ($7.99, 5-8). The Young Dreamer series adds I Am a Skater, photos by Jane Feldman ($14.99, 8-13). And Protector of the Small welcomes Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce ($16.95, 12-up).
Mr. and Mrs. Noah and The Little Family by Lois Lenski ($9.95 each, 3-6).
Crab, Ladybug, Frog and Turtle ($5.99 each) are vinyl bath books. (up to 4)
A Mermaid Hug and A Mermaid Swim by Kate Spohn ($5.99 each). These vinyl bath books feature mermaids. (up to 4)
Batman Beyond: Grounded by Sholly Fisch and Hear No Evil by Scott Peterson, both illus. by John Delaney ($3.25 each), are capers starring this superhero. (4-8)
Rescue: A Police Story and Chase: A Police Story by Alison Hart, photos by Dennis Sutton ($3.99 each). Armed robbers take hostages at a bank; and an escaped convict hijacks a car. (8-10)
Wild Dads! by Ginjer Clarke, illus. by Betina Ogden, is a new Pictureback Shape title ($3.25, up to 4). The Railway Series--Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry chugs along with Toby the Tram Engine ($6.99, 2-5); and Gordon the Big Engine ($6.99, 3-7). Picturebacks gains Who Wants a Valentine? by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep ($3.25, 2-4); A Better View for Gordon ($8.95, 2-6); Easter Bunny's Amazing Egg Machine by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Normand Chartier ($3.25, 2-6); Sharks by Ivan Roberston, illus. by Christopher Santoro ($3.25, 3-6); Little Witch Goes toCamp by Deborah Hautzig, illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom; and The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key ($3.25 each, 3-8); I Love Skating!, photos by Jane Feldman ($3.25, 4-8); and Thomas and the Rumors ($3.25, 5-8). Step into Reading welcomes Cinderella's Countdown to the Ball, Me Too, Woody! and Piglet Feels Small ($3.99 each, 3-6); Pinocchio's Nose Grows, Pooh's Easter Egg Hunt and Ready? Set. Raymond! ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Buzz vs. Torque: One-on-One and Monsters, Inc: Boo on the Loose ($3.99 each, 5-7). New Step into Reading Phonics Books are Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill, Happy Alphabet! and Mouse Makes Words ($3.99 each, 3-6); and Silly Sara ($3.99, 4-6). And First Time Books gains The Berenstain Bears and the Real EasterEggs and The Berenstain Bears: Report Card Trouble by Stan and Jan Berenstain ($3.25 each, 5-8).
Space: A Nonfiction Companion to Midnight on the Moon by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca, joins Magic Tree House Research Guides ($4.99, 5-8). Stepping Stones continues with Ride Like the Wind by Stan and Jan Berenstain ($3.99, 5-8); and Junie B., First Grader (at last!) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99, 6-9). Magic Tree House issues Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($3.99, 6-9). Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century returns in Stuck on Earth by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Roger Bollen ($3.99, 6-9). Andrew Lost starts up with On the Dog by Judith Greenburg ($3.99, 6-9). A to Z Mysteries presents The Quicksand Question ($3.99, 6-9) and The Panda Puzzle ($3.99, 7-10). New Landmark Books are Meet Benjamin Franklin by Maggi Scarf ($4.50, 7-up); and There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights by Milton Meltzer ($8.99, 10-up). Scott Ciencin's Jurassic Park Adventures issues Flyers ($4.99, 8-12). Dolphin Watch by John Vornholt is a new Dinotopia release ($3.99, 8-13). And joining 7th Heaven by Amanda Christie are Winter Ball ($4.99, 10-13); and Dude Ranch ($4.99, 10-up). Paperback Series Reprints
Protector of the Small reprints Squire by Tamora Pierce ($4.99, 12-up).
Text Me ($3.99) is a guide to text-messaging jargon. (All ages)
Big Fat Liar by John Whitman ($4.99) is a novelization of this movie. (8-12)
Telling Christina Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel ($4.99) is a novel that reminds how everything can change in the blink of an eye. (12-up)
Myth Quest debuts with The Minotaur, Hammer of the Gods and Red Wolf's Daughter by Dan Danko and Tom Mason ($4.99 each, 7-10). The Missing Book by Lois Gladys Leppard is a new Young Mandie Mystery ($4.50, 7-10). The Plague Trilogy issues Rewind-Replica, Play-Replica and Fast Forward by Marilyn Kaye ($4.50 each, 8-12). And Sweet Valley High Senior Year adds six novels by Francine Pascal, among them Get a Clue ($4.50, 12-up) and Touch and Go ($4.99, 12-up).
|Spring CelebrationsIn the coming months, at least a half-dozen publishers are marking memorable milestones, commemorating the anniversary of an imprint or of a book's first publication. The folks at Random House are toasting the 60th anniversary of Little Golden Books, a line launched in the midst of World War II, when spending money was scarce. Intended to provide an alternative to costly picture books, Little Golden Books originally carried a cover price of 25 cents and were an instant hit: within five months, 1.5 million copies of the inaugural releases had been sold. Due this season is a 60th Anniversary Special Edition Boxed Set, which contains six titles, including The Lion's Paw and The Fire Engine Book, as well as new editions of Bow Wow! Meow! A First Book of Sounds by Melanie Bellah, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; and Margaret Wise Brown's Seven Little Postmen, illustrated by Tibor Gergeley. |
It has been five decades since young readers were first captivated by an endearing pig character created by E.B. White. Due in April from HarperCollins is Charlotte's Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition, featuring Garth Williams's original drawings colorized by Rosemary Wells.
Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes will be reissued in a 25th-anniversary edition this month. This Putnam title tells the true story of a 12-year-old girl who, dying of leukemia that she contracted as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima, focused her energy on folding 1,000 paper cranes, which, according to Japanese legend, would prompt the gods to heal her. The commemorative edition includes a bio of the author and instructions for folding paper cranes.
It has also been 25 years since Juggling for the Complete Klutz--the very first title from Klutz--rolled off press. In 1977, student teacher John Cassidy joined up with two college pals to publish this staple-bound little book that had begun its life as a mimeographed high school lesson plan. Fully expecting to be in and out of business before the start of the following summer's kayaking season, Cassidy and his partners were amazed at the orders that poured in for the title, which went on to sell more than 2.5 million copies. Klutz is celebrating with a 25th-anniversary limited edition of the book, featuring a metallic silver cover and a trio of red velour juggling cubes.
And 25 years have passed since the debut of Wee Sing's line of books and audiotapes, whose various titles have sold more than 50 million copies. Price Stern Sloan is marking this occasion with the release of Wee Sing 25th Anniversary Celebration by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp, a 'best of' compilation.
Really Ugly Duckling, Cinderumpelstiltskin and Little Red Running Shorts have been keeping kids chuckling for a decade; now, they and the other characters from The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales return in a 10th-anniversary edition of that title, due in May from Viking. The creation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, the book has sold more than a million copies since its 1992 debut.
To all the above, we wish few happy returns!
Ice Age Sabertooth by Barbara Hehner, illus. by Mark Hallett ($16.95), focuses on this ancient cat. (7-10)
Where the Action Was by Penny Colman ($17.95) spotlights women war correspondents throughout history. (10-up)
The Guy Book by Mavis Jukes ($12.95) is a boys' guide to puberty. (12-up)
33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History by Tonya Bolden ($12.95) examines American women from the 18th century to the present. (12-up)
Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo by Mark Crilley ($9.95). Akiko and her friends have a zoo adventure. (All ages)
Polly's Really Secret Diary by Frances Thomas ($14.95). Fed up with her life, Polly considers running away. (7-10)
Tria & the Great Star Rescue by Rebecca Rector ($14.95). Tria battles agoraphobia while she tries to save her best friend. (8-12)
The Victory Garden by Lee Kochenderfer ($14.95). During WWII, a girl in a Kansas town plants a victory garden. (8-12)
A Mother to Embarrass Me by Carol Lynch Williams ($15.95). Laura's mother is infinitely embarrassing--she's even having a baby. (8-12)
Halfway to the Sky by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ($15.95). After Dani runs away, her mother finds her hiking the Appalachian Trail. (8-12)
Matchit by Martha Moore ($15.95) centers on a boy adjusting to a new 'family.' (8-12)
The City of Ink Drinkers by Éric Sanvoisin, illus. by Martin Matje ($9.95). The ink drinkers need to find a new cemetery for their coffins. (8-12)
The Making of a Writer by Joan Lowery Nixon ($14.95). In this memoir, the author offers advice for aspiring writers. (10-up)
Daughter of Madrugada by Frances Wood ($15.95). When Mexico lost the war to the U.S., the Californios lost their country. (10-up)
Tyler on Prime Time by Steve Atinsky ($14.95) is a tale of a boy's adventures in Hollywood. (10-up)
Up on Cloud Nine by Anne Fine ($15.95) is a novel of family and friendship. (10-up)
Harriet Spies Again by Helen Ericson ($15.95) is a sequel to Harriet the Spy. (10-up)
Feather Boy by Nicky Singer ($15.95). A timid boy befriends an elderly woman with a mysterious past. (10-up)
Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes ($9.95). Once a teen in a happy family, Turquoise is now a hunter trying to stay alive. (12-up)
Left for Dead by Peter Nelson ($15.95) is based on the story of the naval disaster involving the U.S.S. Indianapolis. (12-up)
The Legend of Lady Ilena by Patricia Malone ($15.95) is an adventure tale set in medieval England. (12-up)
Girls in Love and Girls Under Pressure by Jacqueline Wilson ($9.95 each). Ellie tries to find a boyfriend and goes on a diet in these first installments of a trilogy. (12-up)
Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney ($15.95). Anaxandra poses as a princess when Menelaus, King of Sparta, lands on her island. (12-up)
Raspberries on the Yangtze by Karen Wallace ($15.95). In a special place, Nancy and her friends let their imaginations soar. (12-up)
An Ocean Apart, a World Away by Lensey Namioka ($15.95). A girl in post-revolutionary China is determined to follow her dreams and go to medical school--until she meets a boy who might change that. (12-up)
The Code Book by Simon Singh ($16.95) is a guide to cryptography, adapted from the bestseller for adults. (12-up)
Counting Stars by David Almond ($16.95) presents stories about growing up in a large, loving family. (12-up)
Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith ($15.95). An Alaskan teen with an alcoholic father runs away and finds work on a crabbing boat. (12-up)
Monsters, Inc.: Big Monsters, Little Monsters ($7.99) introduces various monsters. (up to 4)
Super Sea Friends and Hugs and Kisses ($4.99 each) are die-cut board books featuring Ariel's underwater pals and Disney princesses. (up to 4)
Happily Ever After ($9.99) is a board book featuring Disney princesses and their princes. (up to 4)
Construction Time! and Strike Up the Band ($7.99 each). Buzz and Woody present various trucks and musical instruments. (up to 4)
Lilo & Stitch: Be Good, Stitch! ($7.99) is a touch-and-feel tale based on this movie. (up to 5)
Monsters, Inc.: Good Night, Mike and Good Night, Sulley! ($5.99 each) are die-cut board-book tales. (up to 5)
Lilo & Stitch: Hello, Funny Face! ($4.99) is a shaped board-book. (2-5)
Lilo & Stitch: A Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99) ties into this animated film. (3-7)
Pooh's Chalkboard Book! ($11.99). Pooh and pals introduce the alphabet and numbers. (3-up)
Disney Backpack Books include Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore ($7.99 each, all ages). Disney Sweet Shape Books presents Flower, Thumper, Bambi and Winnie the Pooh ($6.99 each, up to 4). And Disney Favorite Friend Books adds It's Pooh!, It's Eeyore!, It's Piglet! and It's Tigger! ($5.99 each, 2-5).
The Country Bears: The Story of the Country Bears ($7.99, all ages) and Junior Novelization ($4.99, 9-12) are tie-ins to this film.
New Paperback Shapes are Lilo & Stitch: Say Cheese!, Pooh Loves You, A Whale of a Time and Hangin' Out ($3.25 each, 2-5). Step into Reading welcomes Lilo & Stitch: Go, Stitch, Go! ($3.99, 4-6); and Junior Novelization ($4.99, 8-12). And Picturebacks adds Return to Never Land, Return to Never Land: Peter Pan and Speed Trap ($3.25 each, 5-8).
Molly and the Magic Dress by William Norwich, illus. by M. Scott Miller ($16.95). How will Molly escape from her cousin's stuffy wedding? (All ages)
No More Kissing! by Emma Chichester Clark ($15.95). Momo insists that the kissing stop... but then his baby brother arrives. (2-5)
Baby Gets the Zapper by Ted Dewan ($14.95) shows what happens when baby gets hold of the remote and zaps more than the TV. (2-5)
From Dog Eared by
Dog Eared by Amanda Harvey ($15.95). A bully dog taunts Otis about his ears. (3-5)
The Silver Charm by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Yoriko Ito ($15.95). A puppy, fox cub and mouse save a boy from an ogre in this Japanese folktale. (5-8)
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet ($6.99, all ages); I Love You So Much by Carl Norac, illus. by Claude K. Dubois ($5.99; 2-6); Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon by Maggie Smith ($6.99, 2-6); Petunia by Roger Duvoisin ($6.99, 4-8); and My Friend John by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Amanda Harvey; The Soccer Mom from Outer Space by Barney Saltzberg; and A Tree for Me by Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Sheila White Samton ($6.99 each, 5-8).
The Quigleys by Simon Mason, illus. by Helen Stephens ($14.95). Four family members present an account of their exploits. (5-12)
Child X by Lee Weatherly ($15.95). Juliet is offered a lead role in the play, yet her family life is in shambles. (9-14)
The Xenocide Mission by Ben Jeapes ($15.95). Aliens attack a team stationed in a distant solar system. (12-up)
RANDOM HOUSE/GOLDEN BOOKS
Pat the Bunny: Say Please, Bunny ($8.99) and Bunny's Bath Time ($9.99) by Edith Kunhardt are touch-and-feel books. (up to 3)
Dinosaurs After Dark by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Curtis Jobling ($14.99). Bobby discovers that dinosaurs are everywhere. (3-6)
Old MacDonald in the City by Suzanne Williams, illus. by Thor Wickstrom ($14.99). In this new take, Old MacDonald is a food vendor in a city park. (3-6)
Mrs. Mooley by Jack Kent ($9.95). After reading the rhyme, a cow attempts to jump over the moon. (3-6)
Hello, Potty!, Bye-Bye Pacifier and Bye, Bye Bottle, illus. by Scott Nelson ($4.99 each), feature animal characters. (1-3)
First Base Hero by Keith Hernandez, illus. by John Manders ($12.99). A Little League team learns how to be successful on the field. (4-8)
Best Friend Ever, Naughty Bunny and Frances Fix-It are new Richard Scarry titles by Scarry ($3.29 each, up to 6). Precious Moments adds How Can You Tell It's Spring? by Linda Masterson, illus. by Sam Butcher ($4.99, 2-5). Road to Reading winds on with Little by Little by Linda Hayward, illus. by Peter Grosshauser ($3.99, 4-6); Honeybees by Emily Neye, illus. by Tom Leonard ($3.99, 5-7); The Magic Apple by Corinne Demas, illus. by Alexi Natchev; and Edward G. and the Beautiful Pink Hairbow by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Karen Stormer-Brooks ($3.99 each, 6-8); Adam Sharp, the Spy Who Barked by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Guy Francis ($3.99, 7-8); and King Arthur's Courage by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Valerie Sokolova; The Annoying Team by Ilene Cooper, illus. by Colin Paine; and Kidnapped at the Capital by Ron Roy, illus. by Liza Woodruff ($3.99 each, 7-9). Mercer Mayer's Little Critter returns in Just a Secret by Gina and Mercer Mayer ($3.29, 4-7). And new Barbie titles are Summer Horse Camp and Horse Trouble! by Kristin Earhart and Easter Surprise! by Sarah Miller ($3.99 each, 5-8).
Wiggle Waggle Fun by Margaret Mayo ($16.95) collects stories and rhymes illustrated by 24 artists. (up to 4)
As Big As You by Elaine Greenstein ($14.95) is a tale of a baby growing throughout the seasons, plus a growth chart. (up to 4)
Cassie's World Quilt by Faith Ringgold ($13.95) introduces people and places in an urban landscape. (up to 4)
Let's Make Rabbits by Leo Lionni ($6.99). A scissors and pencil get together to create rabbit figures in this board book. (up to 4)
Good Night, Monster by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max ($12.95), is a lift-the-flap tale. (2-5)
Countdown to Spring by Janet Schulman, illus. by Meilo So ($9.95), is a counting book celebrating spring. (2-6)
Kite Flying by Grace Lin ($14.95). The family from Dim Sum for Everyone makes a kite. (3-8)
A Twisted Tale by Carolyn Fisher ($15.95) is the story of a girl and some mixed-up farm animals. (4-8)
Gauchada by C. Drew Lamm, illus. by Fabian Negrin ($15.95), tells of a handmade necklace that is passed on from one person to the next. (5-8)
Wet Pebbles Under Our Feet by Manya Stojic ($15.95). A girl visits the island of her mother's childhood. (5-8)
From The Little French Whistle,
illus. by Emilie Chollat
The Little French Whistle by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Emilie Chollat ($16.95). Josette shows Louie how his whistle can have a calming effect. (5-8)
Gaspard at the Seashore and Lisa in New York by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben ($9.95 each) are set at the beach; and in New York City. (5-8)
They Called Her Molly Pitcher by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Cynthia Von Buhler ($15.95), focuses on this woman who accompanied her soldier husband during the Revolution. (7-10)
Melanie Martin Goes Dutch by Carol Weston ($15.95). Cecily travels to Holland with her best friend's family. (8-12)
From Lisa in New York by
Footprints on the Roof by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Meilo So ($14.95), collects poems about Earth. (8-12)
Funny Frank by Dick King-Smith ($15.95). A chicken learns that being a duck isn't all that it's quacked up to be. (8-12)
Spring-Heeled Jack by Philip Pullman, illus. by David Mostyn ($9.95). Could the title character be the original superhero? (9-12)
Trout and Me by Susan Shreve ($15.95) tells what happens when a troublemaker arrives at Ben's school. (9-13)
Trouble Don't Last by Shelley Pearsall ($14.95). A fellow slave takes Samuel on a journey to freedom. (9-13)
The Wanigan by Gloria Whelan ($14.95). Set in 1878, this novel centers on the daughter of a logger on the Au Sable River. (9-13)
Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes by Wendelin Van Draanen ($15.95). A teammate schemes to get Sammy kicked off her softball team. (10-up)
Shattered by Jennifer Armstrong ($15.95). Twelve authors, including M.E. Kerr and Joseph Bruchac, examine a child's perspective on war. (12-up)
The Hero by Ron Woods ($16.95) reveals heroism and honesty in small-town America. (12-up)
One Hot Second by Cathy Young ($10.95) collects stories about teenage sexuality. (12-up)
I'll See You in My Dreams by Mavis Jukes, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($14.95, 6-10); Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes by Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake ($15.95, 7-11); and Danny the Champion of the World, George's Marvelous Medicine and Fantastic Mr. Fox by Dahl, illus. by Blake ($15.95 each, 8-12).
V Is for Victory by Kathleen Krull ($14.95) presents a scrapbook of WWII stories and memorabilia. (All ages)
Many Thousand Gone by Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon ($12.95, 8-up).
Fresh Girl by Jaïra Placide ($15.95) is a first novel centering on a Haitian-American girl. (12-up)
Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli ($16.95) offers a story set in 16th-century Venice. (12-up)
Island Boyz by Graham Salisbury ($16.95) collects short stories about Hawaii. (12-up)
Up Molasses Mountain by Julie Baker ($15.95). In a West Virginia mining town in 1956, an accident changes Elizabeth's life. (12-up)
Dr. Franklin's Island by Ann Halam ($15.95). Three teens stranded on a tropical island meet a mad scientist. (12-up)
Falling from Fire by Teena Booth ($15.95) centers on a girl whose family home is lost in a fire. (12-up)
The White Fox Chronicles by Gary Paulsen ($5.50, 10-14); Paper Trail by Barbara Snow Gilbert, The Grave by James Heneghan, Ghost Boy by Iain Lawrence, Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler, and Shadow People by Joyce McDonald ($5.50 each, 12-up); Memories of Summer by Ruth White and What Janie Found by Caroline B. Cooney ($5.99 each, 12-up); Becoming Mary Mehan by Jennifer Armstrong ($6.99, 12-up); Night Flying by Rita Murphy ($4.99, 12-up); Her Father's Daughter by Mollie Poupeney and Borrowed Light by Anna Fienberg ($5.50 each, 14-up); and The Beet Fields by Gary Paulsen and Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian ($5.99 each, 14-up).
RANDOM HOUSE/LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS
How the Leopard Got Its Spots by Justine Korman and Ron Fontes, illus. by Keiko Motoyama; and How the Zebra Got Its Stripes by Korman and Fontes, illus. by Peter Grosshauser ($2.99 each), retell Rudyard Kipling tales about African animals. (2-5)
The Story of Jesus by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Jerry Smath ($2.99), relays the story of Jesus's childhood. (2-5)
Barbie: Cinderella by Sue Kassir ($2.99). Photos of Barbie illustrate this retelling. (2-5)
Bow! Wow! Meow! A First Book of Sounds by Melanie Bellah, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman; Seven Little Postmen by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Edith Thacher Hurd; and Little Golden Picture Dictionary by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Bob Staake ($2.99 each, 2-5).
Star Wars Episode II: Anakin Skywalker: A Jedi's Journal ($8.99) is a facsimile of the journal and sketchbook kept by Anakin Skywalker. (7-up)
Tie-ins to Star Wars Episode II include Jango Fett: Bounty Hunter ($3.99, 5-8); I Am a Jedi Apprentice and The Skywalker Family Album ($3.25 each, 5-up); Anakin: Apprentice ($3.99, 7-9); Movie Storybook and Movie Scrapbook ($7.99 each, 7-up); and The Stars of Star Wars ($5.99, 7-up).
RANDOM HOUSE/PARA NINOS
Paperbacks in Spanish
El libro de animales de Minnie (Minnie's Book of Animals) and El libro de camiones de Mickey (Mickey's Book of Trucks) ($3.99 each, up to 4); La ballentina perdida (A Whale of a Time) and Que dulces son los amigos (Friends Are Sweet) ($3.25 each, 2-5); Las Flores Felices de Max y Emmy (Max and Emmy's Flower Power) and Zak y Wheezie Hacen Limpieza (Zak and Wheezie Clean Up) by Desiree Marquez, illus. by the Thompson Bros. ($3.25 each, 3-8); and Pooh va al doctor (Pooh Gets a Checkup) and Un vecino fabul-oso (A Bear-y Good Neighbor) ($3.25 each, 5-8).
RANDOM HOUSE/SESAME WORKSHOP
1,2,3 by Elmo and Food! by Cookie Monster, illus. by Mike Pantuso ($9.99 each). Tales about these characters. (All ages)
Follow That Fire Truck! by Christopher Nicholas, illus. by Joe Ewers ($4.99), is a lift-the-flap story about firefighters. (up to 4)
Who Took the Cookie?, illus. by Tom Brannon ($4.99), is a tale about Cookie Monster's cookie jar. (1-4)
What's in Oscar's Trash Can? by Lisa Findlay, illus. by Joe Ewers ($6.99). Oscar looks for his pet worm in this lift-the-flap story. (4-8)
Sesame Beginnings starts up with Baby Faces by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Christopher Moroney ($6.99, up to 6 mos.); Peekaboo! I See You! by Lewison, illus. by Moroney ($7.99, 6 mos.-1 yr.); Cookie See! Cookie Do! by Anna Jane Hays, illus. by Barry Goldberg ($7.99, 1 yr.-18 mos.); Pat-A-Cake and Other First Baby Games, illus. by Tom Brannon ($7.99, 18 mos.-2 yrs.) and Sing a Song of Sixpence, illus. by Brannon ($7.99, 2-3). Dragon Tales adds Good Morning, Kiki by Sarah Lukas and Good Night, Finn by Amalia Dominguez, both illus. by Sue DiCicco ($3.99 each, up to 4); Fly High by Apple Jordan, illus. by Bob Berry ($4.99, 1-4); and Knock-Knock Knuckerhole by Lisa Findlay, illus. by DiCicco ($6.99, 4-8). New Big Bird's Favorite releases are Elmo Loves You by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson; and Grover's Guide to Good Manners by Constance Allen, illus. by David Prebenna ($4.99 each, up to 4). Friends All Day is a new FanTABulous Book ($4.99, 1-4). Great Big Tab Books gains Hello, Dragons! ¡Hola, Dragones!, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($9.99, 3-6). And Hand in Hand in Dragon Land by Sarah Lukas, illus. by Ted Enik, is a new Sparkle Storybook ($8.99, 3-6).
Picture Perfect by Alison Inches, illus. by the Thompson Bros. ($3.25, 3-8). Cassie uses magical paint to create a mural for the playground. (3-8)
Too Much Fun by Carol Pugliano-Martin, illus. by the Thompson Bros. ($3.25, 3-8). Max meets the Wantmore Twins in Dragon Land. ($3.25, 3-8)
Just Like You by Sarah Albee, illus. by Tom Brannon ($3.25). Elmo befriends a new classmate, who has a disability. (4-8)
Give It a Try, Zoe! by Sarah Albee, illus. by Tom Brannon, is a new Pictureback ($3.25, 5-8). And Dragon Tales Picturebacks adds In the Mushroom Meadow by Alison Inches; and Simon Says by Apple Jordan is a new Dragon Tales First Spanish/English Word Book, both illus. by the Thompson Bros. ($3.25 each, 5-8).
Akiko and the Great Wall of Trudd by Mark Crilley ($4.99, all ages); Weaver's Daughter by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The Autobiography of Meatball Finkelstein by Ross Venokur, Nim's Island by Wendy Orr, Sarah and the Naked Truth by Elisa Carbone, Expiration Date: Never by Stephanie Spinner and Terry Bisson and The Ink Drinker by Éric Sanvoisin, illus. by Martin Matje ($4.99 each, 8-12); Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($4.50, 8-12); The Hidden Arrow of Maether by Aiden Beaverson, Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs by Lensey Namioka , Precious Gold, Precious Jade by Sharon Heisel, The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park and A Spy Among the Girls by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($4.99 each, 9-12); Ola's Wake by B.J. Stone ($4.50, 9-12); Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis ($6.50, 9-12); The Cay by Theodore Taylor ($5.50, 9-12); A Piece of Heaven by Sharon Dennis Wyeth and Goodbye, Amanda the Good by Susan Richards Shreve ($4.99 each, 10-13); Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers by Gary Paulsen ($4.50, 10-up); Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy by Wendelin Van Draanen, The Road to Home by Mary Jane Auch, I Was a Rat! by Philip Pullman and Tucket's Home by Gary Paulsen ($4.99 each, 10-up); The Long Secret and Sport by Louise Fitzhugh ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman and The Playmaker by J.B. Cheaney ($5.50 each, 10-up).
Mr. Potato Head Make Your Own Tater Tales Play Book ($14.99). Children use cardboard pieces to create various scenes. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)
Let's Go to Church ($8.99) answers questions about church. (2-6)
Hello, Farm! ($9.99). Readers learn about colors and shapes as they follow a farmer through a day. (3-5)
Make Your Own Celebrity Scrapbook ($8.99) includes profiles and photos of stars. (7-12)
Animals All Around adds African Safari and Friendly Farm ($5.99 each, 1-3). Joining Nodding Tales are Chloe's Big Surprise and An Apple for Pinto ($6.99 each, 1-3). Peekaboo Books presents Let's Play, Lily! and Something Yummy for Sunny ($5.99 each, 1-4). Fisher-Price Step-by-Step Books introduces Wiggle, Hop & Fly, Look & See! and I Feel Happy ($7.99 each, 1-up). Count with Bear is a new Bear in the Big Blue House: A Window Surprise Book ($7.99, 2-5). The Easter Story joins Little Bible Playbooks ($5.99, 3-5). Let's Go! Books welcomes Let's Go for a Car Ride! and Let's Go for a Plane Ride! ($7.99 each, 3-5). New Barbie titles are My Shopping Day ($8.99, 3-5) and My Special Scrapbook: A Fun Story and Scrapbook Kit ($12.99, 6-12). Tonka Mighty Movers adds Trucks at Work ($14.99, 3-6). And Barbie Foil Books offers Let's Walk in the Garden! and Let's Dance! ($7.99 each, 3-6).
RED DEER PRESS/NORTHERN LIGHTS
The Saturday Appaloosa by Alison Lohans, illus. by Marilyn Mets and Peter Ledwon ($16.95). Crystal rescues a horse caught in barbed wire. (3-6)
Waiting for the Sun by Alison Lohans, illus. by Marilyn Mets and Peter Ledwon ($16.95). Mollie awaits the arrival of her new baby brother. (4-7)
The Dollmage by Martine Leavitt ($8.95). As her magical powers weaken, the Dollmage must select one of two girls to be her successor. (12-up)
The Kids from Monkey Mountain adds Princess and Second Banana by Ted Staunton ($4.95 each, 7-10).
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Rock-a-Doodle-Do! by Michael Foreman ($8.95, 5-8).
The Fire That Saved the Forest by Mike Donahue, illus. by Diane O. Grove ($19.95, paper $7.95, 5-8); and Benny's Flag by Phyllis Krasilovsky, illus. by Jim Fowler ($15.95, paper $7.95, 5-8).
Raptors: The Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls of North America by Ann Price ($8.95). Roger Tory Peterson contributes a foreword to this book about these species. (5-8)
The Fossil Factory, Revised Edition by Niles Eldredge, Douglas Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge, illus. by True Kelley and Steve Lindblom ($12.95, 4-8).
ROYAL FIREWORKS PRESS
The Tooth Fairy Is Broke by John Robbins and Rae Owings ($9.99). A tooth fairy devises a plan to refinance her empty treasury. (5-8)
Time Portal by Roger Kipfer ($9.99). Two contemporary kids save Merlin from a spell. (8-10)
Freshman Flash and Gridiron Hero by Michael Boushell ($9.99 each) are novels featuring high-school football players. (8-12)
Lyra of Tymoira, Dragon Mage by Elizabeth Romey ($9.99) tells of a girl's adventure with a rogue wizard and dragons. (8-12)
Julietta by Myra Saturen ($9.99). In 1283, a Jewish girl who wants to become a doctor encounters prejudice. (12-up)
A Few Screws Loose by Mary Ann Easley ($9.99). A teen copes with her bipolar mother's mood swings and embarrassing behavior. (12-up)
Mr. Potato Head: Celebrating 50 Years of One Sweet Potato! by Gil King ($14.95) is a kit containing a history of this character, plus toy. (4-up)
Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball Has All the Answers! by Miriam Zellnick ($14.95) packages this ball with a book chronicling its history. (4-up)
The Ultimate Tie Kit: Everything You Need to Create a Wearable Masterpiece by Conn McQuinn ($19.95) offers instructions and materials to make a necktie. (4-up)
Keepsakes adds Face Painting: A World of Fun to Unlock and Discover ($9.95, 6-10). New Discovery Kits are The Gem Hunter's Kit: Unearth Your Own Mineral Treasures! by Tim Lutz ($19.95, 6-up); and Boston's Museum of Science Inventor's Workshop: Explore Your Creativity! by Belinda Recio ($19.95, 8-up). And Girls Club offers Super Star Makeover: Unlock the Secrets to Sassy Makeup and Awesome Astrology: Unlock the Secrets of Your Horoscope ($9.95 each, 8-12).
Free to Be... You and Me, introduction by Marlo Thomas, Gloria Steinem and Letty Cottin Pogrebin ($12.95, all ages).
RUNNING PRESS/COURAGE BOOKS
The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit and Other Favorite Stories by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Charles Santore ($9.98; gift set with plush rabbit toy $19.98), presents five tales with new art. (All ages)
Silly 123s by Joan Gallup ($9.98) features objects hidden in scenes picturing animals. (1-5)
Treasure Island: A Young Reader's Edition of the Classic Adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by N.C. Wyeth ($9.98), retells this story. (4-8)