|Spring 2002 Listing by Publisher|
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(Andrews McMeel, dist.)
Forever Friends by Barbara S. Cohen, illus. by Dorothy Louise Hall ($16.95). A boy and his dog learn about friendship. (3-up)
Rosie and Roger by Rik Dessers, illus. by Hilde Schuurmans ($16.95). A pig and a mouse discover that what it doesn't really matter what one's tail looks like. (3-up)
From Happy with Me, by
Leo Timmers (Tallfellow
Happy with Me by Leo Timmers ($16.95). A boy imagines what it would be like to be different animals. (3-up)
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
www.Here-I-Am by Russell Stannard, illus. by Jonathan Pugh ($10.95). An on-line conversation between a teen and God examines the relationship between science and religion. (12-up)
When the Bees Fly Home by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Joline McFadden ($16.95). The son of a beekeeper finds a way to help his family. (6-10)
Tarra's Travels by Carol Buckley ($16.95) tells of a baby elephant and a woman who establishes a sanctuary for elephants. (8-12)
A Gift for Gita by Rachna Gilmore, illus. by Alice Priestly ($7.95).When her father is offered a job back in India, Gita realizes that America is now her home. (8-12)
Everybody's Somebody's Lunch by Cherie Mason, illus. by Gustav Moore ($7.95, 8-12).
Darok 9 by H.J. Ralles ($9.95). In 2120, a teen helps his scientist uncle protect a formula that might save earth's survivors living on the moon. (9-12)
Mindquakes and Mindstorms by Neal Shusterman ($5.99 each) are story collections. (10-up)
Farscape: Ship of Ghosts by David Bischoff ($6.99) is a tie-in to this TV show. (12-up)
Conan: Sword of Skelos by Andrew Offutt ($6.99, 10-up).
From the Two Rivers and To the Blight by Robert Jordan, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card, Jumper by Steven Gould, Briar Rose by Jane Yolen, The Cockatrice Boys and The Whispering Mountain by Joan Aiken, Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede, Dogland by Will Shetterly, The Garden Behind the Moon by Howard Pyle and Orvis by Helen Hoover ($5.99 each, 10-up).
Animal Friends by Stephanie St. Pierre, illus. by Cecilia Fitzsimons ($8.99), is a touch-and-feel book introducing animals. (3-up)
We Are Bears and We Are Wolves by Molly Grooms, illus. by Lucia Guarnotta ($6.99 each), are tales about two bear cubs and a pair of wolf cubs. (4-up)
Life Cycles of Nature Flip Charts by Stephanie Werner ($12.99) reveals the life cycles of various animals and plants. (5-10)
Welcome to the Solar System by Jane Brierley ($9.99) presents information about the solar system. (6-up)
The 3-D Dinosaur Book ($7.99) includes dino-shaped 3-D glasses. (6-up)
Gel Pen Studio by Yvette Lodge, illus. by Phil Jacobs ($11.99), is a kit containing stencil projects and four pens. (6-up)
Pattern Magic ($11.99) shows how to draw mandala-like stencil patterns. (6-up)
Flash-Card Fun, illus. by Lucie Crovatto, offers Preschool Flash-Card Fun ($6.99, 3-6) and Math in a Flash ($6.99, 5-up).
Gobble, Quack, Moon by Matthew Gollub, illus. by Judy Love ($18.95). Animals stage a dance party on the moon in this tale packaged with a CD. (2-7)
Title in Spanish
Tío culebra (Uncle Snake) by Matthew Gollub, illus. by Leovigildo Martínez ($15.95, paper $6.95, 5-9).
Following in Lewis And Clark's Footsteps
In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly purchased, uncharted Louisiana Territory. Nearly 200 years later, at least five books tracking this landmark expedition appear on publishers' spring lists.
Writer Peter Lourie and three friends recently embarked on a journey following Lewis and Clark's 1804 path up the Missouri from Omaha to Three Forks, Mont. He chronicles their trip in On the Trail of Lewis and Clark: A Journey up the Missouri River, due in March from Boyds Mills Press. Lourie's photographs illustrate his account.
As they forged westward, Lewis and Clark carefully documented the plants, animals, birds and fish they observed, many of which were previously unknown. That wildlife is the focus of Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark, which features photos by William Munoz.
Among the four titles launching Exploration, a series from Franklin Watts, is another book spotlighting these legendary explorers: Lewis and Clark by Andrew Santella, which is illustrated with photographs as well as engravings.
One of National Geographic's spring offerings is a paperback edition of Rosalyn Schanzer's How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark, a picture book with folk-art illustrations. Told in the actual words of the explorers, this volume discusses the people the explorers encountered and the obstacles they overcame.
Rounding out the roster of books about this historic expedition is a paperback due from Dover, Adventures of Lewis and Clark by John Bakeless. Clearly, young armchair explorers will have no shortage of reading material this spring.
The Belltown Mysteries continue with The Secrets of the Twisted Cross by T.M. Murphy ($9.95, 10-14).
Mabel Takes the Ferry by Emily Chetkowski ($10.50, 4-8).
¡Hola jalapeño! by Amy Wilson Sanger ($6.95) is a board book serving up Mexican foods. (1-3)
Potty! by Mylo Freeman ($13.95). Jungle animals find a potty. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
The Sea House by Deborah Turney Zagwÿn ($15.95). Two siblings visit their uncle's floating home. (5-8)
A Pirate's Feast by Mark Icanberry ($14.95, paper $7.95). Three friends build a pontoon pirate ship. (6-11)
King & King by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland ($14.95). A prince discovers that his true love is another prince. (6-up)
The Young Adventurers Guide to Everest: From Avalanche to Zopkio by Jonathan Chester ($15.95) takes an alphabetical look at the challenges of climbing this peak. (8-11)
Go Outside! by Nancy Blakey, photos by Dana Dean Doering ($13.95), presents 120 activities and projects. (8-12)
Arlene Alda's ABC by Arlene Alda ($6.95, 3-up); and Alda's Hurry Grannie Annie, illus. by Eve Aldridge ($6.95, 4-7).
Ernst by Elisa Kleven ($6.95, 4-7).
The Grumpy Bunny's Too Many Bunnybabies by Justine Korman, illus. by Lucinda McQueen ($3.50). A grumpy bunny finds himself in charge of too many wee ones. (3-8)
Ferret Mania: Fantastic Facts & Furry Photos! by Christian Paul, photos by Jeanne Carley ($3.50), focuses on the world of ferrets. (5-8)
How to Draw Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz ($3.95) offers tips on drawing the Peanuts gang. (5-12)
Can You See It? by Pam Roller, Mike Young and Tara Williams ($4.95), features photos with hidden objects. (7-14)
Money, Money, Money! by Troy Spencer, illus. by Ty Pollard ($6.95), reviews the history of money. (7-14)
How to Draw Spider-Man by Steve Behling ($4.95) is a guide to drawing characters from this superhero's world. (8-12)
Power Launch Paper Jets by Conn McQuinn, illus. by Peter Pluchino ($5.95), presents instructions for making 10 airplanes. (8-12)
Palmistry by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Dan Regan ($2.95), is an introduction to palmistry. (8-12)
Chinese Calligraphy by Jacqueline Wong, illus. by Miran Kim ($7.95), includes an instruction book, rice paper, calligraphy brush and ink block. (8-14)
Paperback Series ReissuesTroll's Best-Loved Classics reissues Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood, illus. by Ben Mahan; and The Velveteen Rabbit, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($3.95 each, 3-6). Garfield's Pet Force adds The Outrageous Origin, Pie-Rat's Revenge and K-Niner: Dog of Doom! ($3.95 each, 8-12). And new Troll Illustrated Classics are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty and The Jungle Book ($5.95 each, 8-12).
Board Book Reprint
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore ($6.95, 4-8).
Good Night, Princess Pruney Toes by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore; and Coming Home: A Story of Josh Gibson, Baseball's Greatest Home Run Hitter by Nanette Mellage, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ($5.95 each, 4-8).
From Princess Bun Bun,
illus. by Gillian Johnson
Princess Bun Bun by Richard Scrimger, illus. by Gillian Johnson ($12.95). Bun Bun and Winifred visit their uncle. (3-6)
A Big City ABC by Allan Moak ($16.95) explores city life from A to Z. (4-up)
Green Cat by Dayal Kaur Khalsa ($14.95). Siblings have a hard time sharing a room until Green Cat shows them what a really crowded room looks like. (5-8)
The Kite by Luis Garay ($16.95). The dreams of a poor Nicaraguan boy come true. (6-9)
Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Mark Lang ($16.95), is a biography of this Canadian folk artist. (8-12)
The Dream Book: A Young Person's Guide to Understanding Dreams by Patricia Garfield ($12.95) examines dreams. (10-up)
I'm a Vegetarian by Ellen Schwartz, illus. by Farida Zaman ($12.95), is a guide to vegetarianism. (10-up)
The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat by Jack Batten ($12.95) tells the life story of this marathon runner. (10-up)
Pegeen and the Pilgrim by Lyn Cook ($7.95). Pegeen dreams of becoming an actress. (10-up)
History of Flight by Bill Yenne ($18.95, paper $9.95) explains technological developments in aviation. (7-10)
The Missions of California by Bill Yenne ($18.95, paper $9.95) chronicles the history of 21 missions. (7-10)
Jigsaw Nursery Rhymes offers Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; Lavender Blue; Pat-A-Cake and Three Blind Mice ($9.95 each, 2-5). And Interfact Play and Discover adds Wild Animals and Wings and Wheels ($14.95 each, 3-7).
Series in Spanish
Me toca a mi (My Turn) gains Brinca y salta (Let's Hop and Skip), Elige tu color (Pick a Color), Lechuga, tomate, cuchara y tenedor (Tomato, Lettuce, and Wiggly Worm) and Sol, nieve, y arco iris (Sun, Snow, and Rainbow) ($6.95 each, 2-5). New to Descubre Los Animals (First Look at Animals) are En la granja (On the Farm) and Mascotas (Pets) ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 3-7). The Let's series issues Juguemos con papel (Let's Play with Paper) and Juguemos con pintura (Let's Play with Paint) ($9.95 each, paper $5.95, 3-6). Crafty Ideas releases Manualidades: Papel-mache (Crafty Ideas: Papier-Mâché) ($9.95, paper $5.95, 7-10). New to Guias de descubrimiento (Discovery Guides) are Civilizaciones antiguas (Ancient Peoples), El mundo de la selva (Rain Forest Worlds), El mundo oceano (Ocean Worlds), Mi cuerpo fascinante (My Amazing Body), Nuestro maravilloso mundo (Our Wonderful World) and Viajando sobre la tierra (Traveling on Land) ($11.95 each, paper $6.95, 7-10). And Escalones (Ladders) offers Animales de la selva tropical (Rain Forest Animals), Grandes camiones (Tough Trucks) and Lluvia y sol (Rain and Shine) ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-11).
Interfact References reissues revised editions of Atlas, Earth and Space ($19.95 each, 8-11)
Rag Baby by Karyn Henley, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung ($12.99), offers a tale of redemption and love. (All ages)
Little Blessings adds What Is Prayer? by Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. by Elena Kucharik ($9.99, up to 5).
Winnie the Horse Gentler by Dandi Daley Mackall debuts with Wild Thing ($2.99, 8-12) and Eager Star ($5.99, 8-12). And A Piece of My Mind starts up with Just Plain Mel and It's Me, Leslie by Linda Washington, illus. by Julie Chen ($8.99 each, 8-12).
How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf ($14.95, all ages).
Wibbly Pig Board Books and Bib by Mick Inkpen ($9.99) packages mini board books of two Wibbly tales with a bib featuring this character. (up to 2)
Corduroy Giant Shaped Board Book, based on the character created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($7.99), follows this bear through a busy day. (2-6)
Froggy Plays in the Band by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99). Will Froggy and friends win the marching band contest? (2-6)
Bearum Scarum by Vic Parker, illus. by Emily Bolam ($14.99), is a counting tale featuring animals. (3-6)
Delilah by John Bemelmans Marciano ($15.99). A frisky lamb helps a pal do his farm chores. (3-8)
One Little Mouse by Dori Chaconas, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($15.99). Can any of the other woodland creatures provide Mouse with a new home? (3-8)
Turtle and Snake Fix It by Kate Spohn ($13.99). Turtle tries to help Snake with spring cleaning. (4-7)
Signs for Sale by Michele Benoit Slawson, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline ($15.99), tells of a father and daughter who sell neon signs to restaurants and shops. (4-8)
On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe by Ann Edwards Cannon, illus. by Elwood Smith ($13.99, Puffin paperback $3.99). This duo searches for the things they need to be real pirates. (6-9)
The House in the Mail by Rosemary and Tom Wells, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.99). Emily's family builds a house from a Sears, Roebuck & Co. kit. (6-10)
City of Names by Kevin Brockmeier ($15.99). Howie receives a book that tells him how to use a secret portal to move about town. (8-12)
Princesses Are People, Too: Two Modern Fairy Tales by Susie Morgenstern, illus. by Serge Bloch ($12.99), introduces two princesses who want to make changes in their lives. (8-12)
Between by Jean Thesman ($15.99). Charlotte notices strange things happening to her adopted brother, who claims he can talk to birds and no longer has a shadow. (10-14)
The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China by Jane O'Connor ($17.99) recounts the discovery of thousands of ancient, life-size terracotta soldiers in northern China. (10-up)
Stetson by S.L. Rottman ($16.99). A teen's dream of moving away from his small hometown is shattered when his father introduces him to a sister the boy has never met. (12-up)
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge ($21.99) is a biography of this songwriter and singer. (12-up)
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, illus. by Charles Vess ($18.99), collects stories by Jane Yolen, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman and others. (12-up)
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen ($16.99). A girl whose mother has had five husbands is determined to avoid emotional commitment in her own relationships. (12-up)
Peter's Neighborhood adds The Clubhouse and Loose Tooth by Anastasia Suen, based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats, illus. by Allan Eitzen ($13.99 each, 5-8). Young Cam Jansen continues with Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99, 6-9). Horrible Harry and the Dragon War concludes the Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($13.99 each, 7-10). The Time Warp Trio gains Hey Kids, Want to Buy a Bridge? by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley ($14.99, 7-11). And Hank the Cowdog welcomes The Secret Laundry Monster Files by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($14.99, Puffin paperback $4.99, 8-12).
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales: 10th Anniversary Edition by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith ($16.99, all ages); Kitten for a Day by Ezra Jack Keats ($15.99, Puffin paperback $6.99, 2-5); and The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye ($15.99, Puffin paperback $5.99, 8-12).
What Makes a... reissues What Makes a Degas a Degas?, What Makes a Monet a Monet?, What Makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt? and What Makes a Van Gogh a Van Gogh? by Richard Mühlberger ($16.99 each, 10-up).
Hush, Mama Loves You by Anna Strauss, illus. by Alice Priestly ($15.95), celebrates the bond between mothers and daughters. (All ages)
Are Trees Alive? by Debbie Miller, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($16.95), compares the life cycle of a tree to the human body. (3-7)
Ugh! A Bug by Mary Bono ($15.95) pays tribute to bugs. (4-8)
From Becoming Butterflies,
illus. by Megan Halsey
Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Megan Halsey ($15.95), tells of a class project in which students observe caterpillars' metamorphoses. (4-8)
Clowns on Vacation by Nina Laden ($16.95) shows what happens when clowns go on holiday. (4-8)
Once I Knew a Spider by Jennifer Owings Dewey, illus. by Jean Cassels ($16.95). An expectant mother befriends a spider that lives outside her window. (4-8)
The Great Pancake Escape by Paul Many, illus. by Scott Goto ($16.95). Three children must round up their breakfast after their pancakes magically take flight. (5-8)
Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Jim Haskins, illus. by Eric Velasquez ($17.95), tells of the life of this athlete. (6-10)
Playing the Field by Janette Rallison ($16.95) is a novel that touches upon the ups and downs of algebra and dating. (10-14)
What About Anna? by Jan Simoen, trans. by John Nieuwenhuizen ($16.95). Years after her brother's disappearance, Anna discovers he may still be alive. (12-up)
The Boy's Book of Lists by David Langston, illus. by Robert Leighton ($6.95), encourages boys to keep a journal. (8-12)
Look What I Did with a Shell! by Morteza Sohi ($6.95, 6-9); Trapped by the Ice: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure by Michael McCurdy ($8.95, 7-10); and American Islam: Growing Up Muslim in America by Richard Wormser ($8.95, 12-up).
Inspired by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit Seedlings debuts with Baby Grows Up with Peter Rabbit ($9.99, all ages); Peter Rabbit's Crib Bumper Book ($5.99, up to 2); Hello! Peter Rabbit: A Touch and Feel Book and Look! Peter Rabbit ($5.99 each, up to 2); and Hop! Peter Rabbit, Listen! Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit Rattle Book and Jemima Puddle-duck's Rattle Book ($4.99 each, up to 2).
Flower Fairies reissues eight titles, including A Flower Fairy Alphabet, Flower Fairies of the Autumn andFlower Fairies of the Garden ($6.99 each, all ages.)
From Nicolo's Unicorn, illus.
by Bimba Landmann
Nicolo's Unicorn by Sylvaine Nahas, illus. by Bimba Landmann ($16.95). With his grandfather's help, a boy's dream of meeting a unicorn comes true. (4-8)
Cycles of Life spins on with Growing Things and Hibernation by Carolyn Scrace and Pond Life and Seasons by David Stewart ($6.95 each, 5-8). Joining Minibeasts are Beetles, Caterpillars, Earthworms, Ladybugs, Slugs and Snails and Spiders by Claire Llewellyn and Barrie Watts ($6.95 each, 5-8). You Wouldn't Want to... adds You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer! by Jacqueline Morley, You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pirate's Prisoner! by John Malam, You Wouldn't Want to Be Sick in the 16th Century! by Kathryn Senior and You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! by Peter Hicks ($9.95 each, 7-10). My Health presents Bites and Stings, Dyslexia, Headaches and Lyme Disease by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn ($6.95 each, 8-10). And new Wildlife Conservation Society Books are A Firefly Biologist at Work by Sneed B. Collard III, A Polar Bear Biologist at Work and Saving the Prairie Bandit by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and The Search for Poison-Dart Frogs by Ron Fridell ($6.95 each, 9-11).
Watts Library: Animals welcomes Animal Baby Sitters by Gail Jarrow and Paul Sherman, Animals That Hibernate and Animals Under the Ground by Phyllis Perry, Animals That Migrate by Carmen Bredeson and The Signs Animals Leave by Frank Staub ($8.95 each, 10-12). Watts Library: Exploration adds Francisco Coronado and Sieur de la Salle by Don Nardo, Henry Hudson and Lewis and Clark by Andrew Santella, Juan Ponce de León by Gail Sakurai and Samuel de Champlain by Liz Sonneborn ($8.95 each, 10-12). Watts Library: Sports offers Caving: Exploring Limestone Caves by Larry Dane Brimner and Roller Hockey, Skateboarding and Soccer by Mike Kennedy ($8.95 each, 10-12). New Watts Reference titles are Everyday Things: An A-Z Guide by Christina Wilsdon ($19.95, 10-up); and The Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics by John Wukovits and Music: An A-Z Guide by Nicola Barber ($19.95 each, 11-13). And Out of This World issues A Look at Jupiter, A Look at Saturn, A Look at the Sun and A Look at Venus by Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser ($14.95 each, 12-14).
(Andrews McMeel, dist.)
A Little Box of Books, ed. by Natasha Tabori Fried ($14.95), presents three books of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and songs in a slipcase. (All ages)
The Little Big Book series adds The Little Big Book of Animals, ed. by Lena Tabori and Katrina Fried; and The Little Big Book for Grandmothers, ed. by Tabori and Alice Wong ($24.95 each, all ages).
(Graphic Arts Center, dist.)
Welcome to the World greets Welcome to the World of Hummingbirds and Welcome to the World of Wild Horses by Diane Swanson ($5.95 each, 5-7). New Investigate titles are Beetles, Big Cats, Ships & Boats and Under the Sea ($3.95 each, 6-12). And Mustang Mountain adds Fire Horse by Sharon Siamon ($6.95, 8-12).
Hunting the Daddyosaurus by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Benrei Huang ($15.95). Two young dinosaurs search for their father. (3-6)
When I Care About Others and When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson ($14.95 each) aim to encourage children to develop empathy; and cope with their fears. (3-6)
Bravery Soup by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($15.95). A timid raccoon makes a perilous journey to find the secret ingredient for a bear's bravery soup. (3-7)
Molly Rides the School Bus by Julie Brillhart ($14.95). On the first day of kindergarten, Molly is worried because she has never ridden on a school bus. (3-7)
Eaglet's World by Evelyn Minshull, illus. by Andrea Gabriel ($15.95). A growing eagle faces his fear of change. (4-8)
The Perfect Piñata/La piñata perfecta by Kelli Kyle Dominguez, illus. by Diane Paterson ($14.95). Marisa doesn't want to hit the butterfly piñata on her birthday. (5-8)
The Way We Do It in Japan by Geneva Cobb Iijima, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye ($14.95). When his family moves to Japan, Gregory eagerly adapts to a new culture. (5-9)
Becky the Brave: A Story About Epilepsy by Laurie Lears, illus. by Gail Piazza ($14.95). After Becky has a seizure during class, her sister tells the other students about epilepsy. (6-9)
Sixteen Miles to Spring by Andrew Pelletier, illus. by Katya Krenina ($15.95). Two strangers help a girl and her father experience the joy of the first day of spring. (6-9)
Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems by Rukhsana Khan, illus. by Patty Gallinger ($14.95), offers an introduction to Islam. (8-12)
Doing Time Online by Jan Siebold ($13.95). A boy's 'sentence' for pulling a bad prank is to chat online with a nursing home resident. (9-12)
The Adventures of Benny and Watch: Boxcar Children Early Readers adds Sam Makes Trouble, based on characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Kay Life ($3.95, 6-8). And new to the Boxcar Children Mysteries, based on characters created by Warner, are The Mystery of the Spider's Clue, The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse, The Mystery of the Star Ruby and The Candy Factory Mystery ($3.95 each, hardcover $13.95, 7-12).
New Prairie Paperbacks are Yikes--Lice! by Donna Caffey, illus. by Patrick Girouard ($5.95, 4-10); Red Berry Wool by Robyn Eversole, illus. by Tim Coffey; and The Stars in My Geddoh's Sky by Claire Sidhom Matze, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($6.95 each, 5-8); and Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace by Shelley Moore Thomas, photos by Eric Futran ($6.95, 5-9).
Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home by Carol Amato ($12.95) is a guide to observing such creatures as toads, snails and fireflies. (8-12)
Sports Science: 40 Goal-Scoring, High-Flying, Medal-Winning Experiments for Kids by Jim Wiese ($12.95) outlines skill-building sports activities. (8-12)
More Telescope Power: All New Activities and Projects for Young Astronomers by Gregory Matloff ($12.95) offers tips for observing such objects as satellites, comets and meteors. (10-14)
Black Stars welcomes Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Stars of Colonial Times by Jim Haskins ($12.95 each, 8-12). Kids Around the World gains Kids Around the World Play: The Best Fun and Games from Many Lands ($12.95, 8-12). Outrageous Women adds Outrageous Women of Frontier America by Mary Rodd Furbee ($12.95, 10-14). And joining New York Public Library Answer Books for Kids is Amazing U.S. Geography by Andrea Sutcliffe ($12.95, 12-up).
All Around Town! Exploring Your Community Through Craft Fun by Judy Press ($12.95) tours more than 20 locations, including an animal shelter and police station. (3-7)
Garden Fun! Indoors & Out, In Pots & Small Spots by Vicky Congdon ($7.95) presents gardening tips. (8-up)
40 Knots to Know! Hitches, Loops, Bends & Bindings by Emily Stetson ($7.95) is a guide to tying basic knots. (8-up)
The Kids' Book of Paper-Folding Fun! 50 Awesome Crafts to Weave, Twist, Fold & Curl by Ginger Johnson ($12.95) reveals such techniques as origami, paper weaving and quilling. (8-up)
Run with the Wind by Tom McCaughren ($7.95). When foxes are hunted to the point of extinction, they rediscover their fabled slyness. (8-up)
Is Anybody Listening? by Larry O'Loughlin ($7.95) introduces a teenage girl who telepathically connects to others. (12-up)
White Lies by Mark O'Sullivan ($6.95). Two young adults discover that the truth is never as simple as it seems. (12-up)
Drumshee Timeline continues with World War II Rescue at Drumshee by Cora Harrison ($6.95, 8-up).
Supercat by Kate McMullan and Pascal Lemaitre ($7.95) introduces a hero from the Milky Way who flies to earth to help a baby prepare for bed. (1-3)
Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT, 2003-2004 Edition ($10.95) offers test-taking tips from teens. (13-up)
Brain Quest: America adds 850 Questions and Answers Celebrating Our Nation's History, People, and Culture ($10.95, 9-up). And new to Fandex are American Indians by Liz Hill and Butterflies by Rick Mikula ($9.95 each, 10-up)
ZERO TO TEN
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Baby's Day launches with Hungry Baby, Messy Baby, Morning Baby and Sleepy Baby by Barbara Vagnozzi ($3.95 each, up to 3).
From Let's Look at Feet,
illus. by Sheilagh Noble
(Zero to Ten)
And Let's Look At debuts with Let's Look at Feet and Let's Look at Hands by Simona Sideri, illus. by Sheilagh Noble ($14.95 each, 3-up).
Animal Verse starts up with Farmyard Animals, Polar Animals, Rainforest Animals and Safari Animals, illus. by Paul Hess ($6.95 each, 3-up).
Doorknobbers: Bedtime Prayers by Todd Greene, illus. by Kristina Stephenson ($7.99), presents three die-cut board books that can hang on doorknobs. (up to 2)
God Made You Nose to Toes by Leslie Parrott, illus. by Valeria Petrone ($6.99), is a die-cut book emphasizing that God loves each individual. (up to 4)
My Cowboy Boots by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($6.99). A youngster develops independence while maintaining respect for parental authority. (2-4)
Sister for Sale by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Karen Stormer Brooks ($7.99), is a tale about sibling rivalry. (4-6)
From The Legend of the Valentine,
illus. by Don Tate (Zonderkidz)
The Legend of the Valentine by Katherine Grace Bond, illus. by Don Tate ($14.99), is a story that demonstrates Jesus' dictate to love one's enemies. (4-8)
Twice Yours by Nan Gurley, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($14.99), explains all that God has done for people. (4-8)
Bible Critters: Bugs! by Pat Matuszak, illus. by David Sheldon ($9.99), examines the role of bugs in the Exodus story. (4-8)
Pretzels by the Dozen by Angela Elwell Hunt, illus. by Bill Dodge ($14.99). This counting tale offers a history of the pretzel and its link to Christianity. (4-8)
What Did Jesus Say About Prayer? by Helen Haidle, illus. by Cheri Bladholm ($9.99), presents Scripture verses and discusses why one prays. (4-8)
Mooki and the Too-Proud Peacock by Kari Smalley Gibson, illus. by Barbara Spurll ($12.99). A beaver and his friends teach a lesson about friendship and forgiveness. (4-8)
A Treasury of Bible Promises by Helen Haidle, illus. by Neverne Covington ($14.99), compiles Scripture verses and Bible stories. (4-8)
The Complete Book of Bible Stories by Jesse Hurlbut, illus. by Joel Spector ($24.99), collects biblical tales. (4-12)
Super Heroes Bible, ed. by Jean Syswerda, illus. by Dennis Jones ($26.99, paper $21.99). This storybook reveals how the power of God can change ordinary people into superheroes. (6-10)
The Amazing Beginning of You by Matt and Lisa Jacobson ($12.99) focuses on birth. (8-12)
First Reference Library: Kidatlas by Rick Osborne, Ruth van der Maas and Marnie Wooding ($14.99) documents key places, people and events in the Bible. (8-12)
The Pat and Peek Rhyme Bible by Linda Sattgast, illus. by Kate Flanagan ($7.99), is an interactive book for toddlers. (up to 2)
Sports Heroes gains Olympics 2002, Auto Racing, Extreme Sports and Baseball by Mark Littleton ($5.99 each, 8-12). Today's Heroes welcomes Ben Carson, Colin Powell, David Robinson and Joni Eareckson Tada by Gregg and Deborah Shaw Lewis ($4.99 each, 8-12). Joining Young Women of Faith Library are Lights, Action, Lily! and Lily Rules! by Nancy Rue ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Rue's The Creativity Book and The Uniquely Me Book ($7.99 each, 8-12). And Life of Faith adds Millie's Remarkable Journey and Millie's Faithful Heart by Martha Findley ($9.99 each, 10-14).