Spring 2002 Listing by Publisher
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Earth & Me--Our Family Tree: Nature's Creatures
by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Christopher Canyon ($16.95, paper $7.95), concludes a trilogy about earth's habitats. (4-10)
Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Robert Noreika ($16.95, paper $8.95), introduces various shells and the creatures that inhabit them. (4-10)
Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story by Jennifer Morgan, illus. by Dana Lynne Anderson ($19.95, paper $9.95). In this first volume in a trilogy, the universe tells its story, up to the formation of the Earth. (7-up)

We the Kids
by David Catrow ($16.99) explains the meaning of the Preamble to the Constitution. (All ages)
I Was So Silly: Big Kids Remember Being Little by Marci Curtis ($12.99) collects reflections on things children did when they were younger. (All ages)
Never Eat Anything That Moves by Robert Bender ($12) offers counsel from children. (All ages)
Hen Goes Shopping by Mark Birchall ($12.99) is a pull-the-tab, lift-the-flap tale of Hen's shopping expedition. (2-6)
A Big Bed for Jed by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Lisa Jahn-Clough ($14.99). A boy's family encourages him to sleep in his big bed. (2-6)
No, No, Jack! by Ron Hirsch, illus. by Pierre Pratt ($10.99). What has Jack hidden in the closet this time? (2-6)
The Giraffe Who Cock-a-Doodle-Doo'd by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($12.99). In this pop-up tale, animals awaken one morning to discover they all have the wrong voices. (2-6)
Ten Little Lambs by Alice McGinty, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($14.99). One by one, 10 rowdy youngsters fall asleep. (2-6)
Being Friends by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Joy Allen ($15.99). Two friends who like different things find a way to play together. (3-8)
Truelove by Babette Cole ($15.99). A family dog learns to share his owners' love with their new baby. (4-8)
All Your Own Teeth by Adrienne Geoghegan, illus. by Cathy Gale ($16.99). A crocodile puts rude Stewart in his place. (4-8)
Dino Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Nicole Rubel ($13.99), collects riddles about dinosaurs. (4-8)
Nonsense! He Yelled by Roger Eschbacher, illus. by Adrian Johnson ($15.99), introduces 26 kids who describe their unique qualities. (4-8)
A Perfect Name by Charlene Costanzo, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($15.99). Mama and Papa Potamus search for the right name for their little one. (4-8)
Storm Is Coming! by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Margaret Spengler ($15.99). Farm animals dread the approach of Storm. (4-8)
The Birds of Killingworth by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root ($16.99). In this tale based on a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a squire's daughter tries to find a way to save the birds her father has ordered to be killed. (4-8)
A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Alison Jay ($16.99), recounts the exploits of various explorers. (5-up)
Lisette's Angel by Amy Littlesugar, illus. by Max Ginsburg ($15.99). In a German-occupied French town in 1944, a girl prays for an angel to help her family. (5-up)

From You Can't Take a Balloon Into The Museum of Fine Arts, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Dial)

You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser ($17.99). Boston is the setting for this companion to You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum and You Can't Take a Balloon into the National Gallery. (5-up)
The Amazing Thinking Machine by Dennis Haseley ($15.99). During the Depression, a boy dreams of a machine that could answer the difficult questions he and his brother face. (10-up)
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes ($16.99). High-school English students turn to poetry to deal with the frustration and hurt in their lives. (12-up)
One Night by Marsha Qualey ($16.99). Can Kelly trick the prince of a war-torn country into appearing on her aunt's radio show? (12-up)
Pinkerton, Behave!
; Prehistoric Pinkerton; A Rose for Pinkerton and Tallyho, Pinkerton! by Steven Kellogg ($16.99 each, Puffin paperback $6.99, 4-8).

My Animal Book
and My Baseball Book ($7.95 each). These board books provide an introduction to various animals; and the world of major-league baseball. (2-4)
My Doctor's Bag ($7.95). Shaped like a doctor's bag, this volume features press-out replicas of medical instruments. (2-4)
A First Book of Jewish Bible Stories by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Julie Downing ($14.95), retells seven biblical tales. (2-5)
DK First Dictionary, compiled by Sheila Dignen, and DK First Encyclopedia, compiled by Anita Ganeri and Chris Oxlade ($15.95 each), are reference books for youngsters. (5-8)
The Magic Book by Jane Bull ($12.95) outlines magic tricks, crafts and activities. (5-8)
DK Horse and Pony Book by Carolyn Henderson ($19.95) is a guide to riding and caring for horses. (8-up)
Play Ball by James Buckley Jr. ($12.95) offers tips for young players, plus photos of baseball stars. (8-up)
Star Wars Episode II: Incredible Cross-Sections, illus. by Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore; and Star Wars Episode II: The Visual Dictionary by David West Reynolds ($19.95 each) are tie-ins to the forthcoming film Attack of the Clones. (8-up)
The Ultimate Peter Rabbit: A Visual Guide to the World of Beatrix Potter ($19.95) is a guide to the classic tale and a chronicle of the author's life. (8-up)
Encyclopedia of the Human Body ($29.95) explains human anatomy. (10-up)
The Way Science Works ($24.95). Photos illustrate this guide to scientific discovery and technology. (10-up)
Baby's World Shaped Board Books
issues Babies and Baby Animals ($6.95 each, up to 2); and Bathtime, Good Morning, Good Night and Playtime ($4.95 each, up to 2). Jumbo Shaped Board Books adds Bunny, Duckling, Jonah and Pumpkin ($6.95 each, up to 4). Stroller Books rolls on with Chick and Tractor ($4.95 each, up to 4). The My First series has six additions, among them Babies Bath Book ($6.95, up to 5) and Farm Touch and Feel ($9.95, up to 5). Pajama Bedtime Bear appears in six new books, including Lift-the-Flap Magic Surprise ($6.95, up to 5) and P.B. Bear's School Day ($12.95, up to 5). Colors, Numbers, Shapes and Sizes are new DK Lift the Flap board books ($6.95 each, 2-4).
DK Little Windows offers At Home, In the Jungle, In the Sea and On the Farm ($6.95 each, 2-4). The My First in Spanish series gains six titles, including My First Truck Board Book ($6.95, 2-4) and My Very First Numbers Book ($9.95, 2-4). New Touch and Feel titles are Birthday and Mealtime ($6.95 each, 2-4). Barbie stars in four new books, among them 123 Board Book and ABC Board Book ($6.95 each, 2-4). EyeWonder gains Big Cats, Birds, Bugs and Reptiles ($9.95 each, 5-8). DK Readers welcomes Spiders' Secret by Richard Platt ($12.95, paper $3.95, 6-8) and The Story of Muhammad Ali by Leslie Garrett ($12.95, paper $3.95, 7-9). And new Eyewitness titles are Shakespeare and American Revolution ($15.95 each, 8-up).
150 First Spanish Phrases ($9.95) introduces 150 phrases. (7-12)
Baseball Top 10 ($9.95) compiles photos, quizzes and facts about Major League baseball. (8-up)
Big Book of Knowledge ($17.95) collects information about the natural world, space, science and technology. (8-up)
DK Dictionary ($9.95) contains more than 45,000 words. (8-up)
Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies ($12.95) profiles U.S. presidents and first ladies. (8-up)
Paperback Series
Backpack Books
carries on with 1001 Facts About Dinosaurs, 1001 Facts About the Human Body, 1001 Facts About Sharks and 1001 Facts About Space ($8.95 each, 8-up). And Secret Worlds welcomes Brain, Code Breakers, Gladiator and Sharks ($5.95 each, 8-up).

Mother Goose in Prose
by L. Frank Baum ($9.95) is a story collection. (6-up)
The Animal Story Book by Andrew Lang ($9.95) compiles tales about animals. (6-up)
Adventures of Lewis and Clark by John Bakeless ($6.95) recounts these explorers' journeys. (7-up)
Paperback Series
New Little Activity Books
adds five titles, including Zoo Animals Dot-to-Dot by Barbara Soloff Levy and Invisible Cats Magic Picture Book by Pat Stewart ($1.50 each, 2-up). Learning About gains Learning About Shore Birds by Sy Barlowe, Learning About Prehistoric Animals by Steven James Petruccio and Learning About Kwanzaa by Sylvia Walker ($1.50 each, 2-up). There are four new Tattoos titles ($1.50 each, 2-up). The Coloring Book series continues with 10 titles, among them Animal Hidden Pictures by Cheryl Nathan ($3.50, 5-up) and Chinese Designs by Diane Gaspas and The Medieval Castle by A.G. Smith ($3.95 each, 6-up). Six volumes join the Paper Doll series, including Cleopatra Paper Doll by Tom Tierney ($4.95, 6-up) and Tierney's Glamorous Movie Stars of the Eighties Paper Dolls ($5.95, 7-up). And new Dover Juvenile Classics are Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery ($2.50 each, 8-up); and King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table by Andrew Lang and Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain ($2 each, 8-up).

The Gazebo
by Ethel Pochoki, illus. by Mary Beth Owens ($16.95). A girl who is intrigued by gazebos later in life builds one on the coast of Maine. (5-8)
Mystery of the Black Moriah by David Crossman ($16.95). The teen sleuths from The Secret of the Missing Grave discover an old pirate ship and a 21st-century mini submarine. (12-up)
A Loon Alone
by Pamela Love, illus. by Shannon Sycks ($10.95), recounts the adventures of a loon chick that becomes separated from its parents. (4-8)

Cookie the Cat
by Frank Mulligan, illus. by Terry Myler ($7.95). An Irish cat devises a plan to avoid the dog next door. (4-5)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf by Liam Farrell, illus. by Terry Myler ($7.95). This retelling includes characters from other nursery rhymes. (6-7)
The Hungry Horse by Pauline Devine, illus. by Terry Myler ($7.95). Two Irish brothers inherit a kingdom and a cursed horse. (6-7)
Maeve and the Goodnight Trail by Mary Arrigan, illus. by Terry Myler ($9.95). Maeve becomes involved in a Wild West mystery. (8-12)
Riverside: Setbacks by Peter Regan, illus. by Terry Myler ($7.95), centers on two homeless teammates of an Irish soccer club. (8-12)

Holly Pond Hill: A Child's Book of Easter
by Paul Kortepeter, illus. by Susan Wheeler ($9.99). Woodland creatures celebrate this holiday. (All ages)
Winnie-the-Pooh's Book of Spring by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($8.99). Spring arrives in the Hundred Acre Wood. (All ages)
My Very First Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($9.99), presents 10 verses from the annals of Pooh. (All ages)
Pooh Giant Shaped Board Books: Pooh and Christopher Robin and Pooh and Piglet by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard ($7.99 each) are die-cut volumes presenting tales about these characters. (1-4)
Bear's Left and Right and Bear's Opposites by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Robert Hersey ($6.99 each), are pull-the-tab concept books. (1-4)
My Red Wagon by Rusty Fletcher ($7.99). Designed in the shape of a wagon, this volume features favorite toys. (2-4)
Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear by Jonathan London, illus. by Margie Moore ($14.99). Mama Brown Bear shows her offspring how to count the ways that she loves him. (2-5)
Dog's ABC: A Silly Story About the Alphabet by Emma Dodd ($14.99). This tale starring a dog introduces the letters of the alphabet. (2-5)
Ruby's Dinnertime by Paul and Emma Rogers ($12.99). What will it take to ensure that Ruby eats her dinner? (2-5)
Play Gently, Alfie Bear by Catherine Walters ($15.99). Alfie finds a series of not-quite-suitable gifts for his new baby siblings. (3-5)
Pet Parade and Treasure Hunt by Susan Simon ($5.99 each) feature paper punch-outs that fit into pockets shaped like wagons. (3-6)
Can You Make a Piggy Giggle? by Linda Ashman, illus. by Henry Cole ($12.99). A piggy needs some encouragement to giggle at a silly riddle. (3-6)
Rocky, the Cat Who Barked by Donna Jo Napoli and Marie Kane, illus. by Tamara Petrosino ($15.99). A pup who moves into a house with five cats proves his usefulness to the felines. (3-7)
The Very Busy Day by Diana Hendry, illus. by Jane Chapman ($15.99). After spending a day gardening, Big Mouse is impatient with seemingly lazy Little Mouse. (3-7)
The President and Mom's Apple Pie by Michael Garland ($15.99). A delicious aroma distracts President Taft. (3-8)

From The Dancing Deer and the Foolish Hunter by Elisa Kleven (Dutton)

The Dancing Deer and the Foolish Hunter by Elisa Kleven ($16.99). A dancing deer teaches a hunter a lesson. (4-7)
Up and Down with Kate by Kay Chorao ($13.99). The littlest elephant in the family has difficulty avoiding mischief. (4-7)
When the Pigs Took Over by Arthur Dorros, illus. by Diane Greenseid ($15.99), tells what happens when Don Carlos decides to add snails to his restaurant's menu. (4-8)
My Wagon Will Take Me Anywhere by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Tom Newsom ($9.99). A wagon transforms a quiet family outing into a series of adventures. (4-8)
The Three Spinning Fairies by Lisa Campbell Ernst ($16.99). Fairies help a lazy girl win the prince's hand in marriage. (4-8)
Piggy's Pancake Parlor by David McPhail ($15.99). Piggy and his pal Fox open a pancake parlor. (4-8)
Annie and Bo and the Big Surprise by Betsy Partridge, illus. by Martha Weston ($13.99, Puffin paperback $3.99). Bo bakes a full moon cake for his friend, Annie. (5-8)
Yo, Vikings! by Judith Byron Schachner ($16.99). Emma is determined to find a real Viking ship to keep in her back yard. (5-9)
101 Outdoor Adventures: Great Things to Do Under the Sun (and the Stars) by Samantha Beres ($7.99). A collection of activities and games. (7-12)
One Lucky Summer by Laura McGee Kvasnosky ($15.99). After moving to a new town, Steven meets a neighbor who helps him care for an orphaned squirrel. (8-11)
The Invisible Enemy by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Abby Carter ($15.99). When Alyssa steals her rival's backpack, she accidentally uses the magic vanishing powder hidden inside it. (8-12)
Taking Care of Trouble by Bonnie Graves, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser ($14.99). Joel agrees to help his best friend's sister take care of a toddler. (8-12)
Surfer Dog by Elizabeth Spurr ($15.99). The owner of a stray Lab that has become Pete's surfing companion shows up to claim the dog. (8-12)
The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel by Anders Shafer ($18.99) offers a fictional account of the Dutch painter Bruegel's two-year stay in Rome. (8-12)
Secrets from the Rocks: Dinosaur Hunting with Roy Chapman Andrews by Albert Marrin ($18.99) recounts Andrews's expeditions to the Gobi Desert. (10-14)
Blue Eyes Better by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur ($15.99). Tessa's life changes drastically after her brother is killed by a drunk driver. (10-up)
The Stranger Next Door
by Peg Kehret and Pete the Cat ($15.99). Alex's cat, Pete, helps sort things out when mischief occurs after Rocky moves into the neighborhood. (10-up)
The Shadow Club Rising by Neal Shusterman ($16.99) is a sequel to The Shadow Club. (12-up)
The Sight by David Clement-Davies ($21.99) presents a supernatural tale set in the animal world. (12-up)
Wolf Queen by Tanith Lee ($16.99) concludes The Claidi Journals trilogy. (12-up)
Aimee by Mary Beth Miller ($16.99). Zoe and her family move to a new town after the girl is acquitted of helping her best friend commit suicide. (14-up)
Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers ($19.99). Jacob travels to Amsterdam to learn about his grandfather, a WWII soldier who died in a nearby town. (14-up)
Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives
adds The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster by Michele Torrey, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($14.99, 8-11). The Cupcaked Crusader launches with Horace Splattly, the Cupcaked Crusader, Book One and Horace Splattly, the Cupcaked Crusader, Book Two: When Second Graders Attack by Lawrence David, illus. by Barry Gott ($14.99 each, Puffin paperback $4.99, 8-11). The Poltergoose by Michael Lawrence is a new Jiggy McCue Story ($14.99, 8-12).
Board Book Reprints
Picture This...
by Alison Jay ($8.99, 1-4); and Fix-It by David McPhail ($6.99, 2-5).
When I Was Young in the Mountains
by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Diane Goode ($15.99, 5-9); and The Shadow Club by Neal Shusterman ($16.99, Puffin paperback $5.99, 12-up).

Ima and the Ostrich
by Margaret McManis ($14.95). The daughter of a Texas governor receives an ostrich as a birthday gift. (6-8)
Hector Visits His Country Cousins by Jane Scoggins Bauld, illus. by Gary Laronde ($14.95), continues the story of this Mexican bat. (6-8)
Victoria House by Janice Shefelman, illus. by Tom Shefelman ($14.95). A family restores a run-down Victorian house. (7-9)
Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers by Ann Fears Crawford ($15.95) offers a biography of the first African-American to be elected to the Texas senate. (8-12)
Texas Cowboy Writer: O. Henry-William Sidney Porter by Peggy Caravantes ($13.95) is a biography of this short story writer. (8-12)
George Bush: A Lifetime of Service by Ken Anderson ($16.95) relays the life story of former President Bush. (8-14)
Ben Milam, Kentuckian: A Fighting Volunteer for Texas Freedom by Ruth Carnes ($14.95) tells of this man who sacrificed his life during the Texas revolution. (8-14)
Crossing a Continent: The Incredible Story of Cabeza de Vaca by Lissa Johnson ($13.95) chronicles the adventures of this Spanish explorer. (8-14)
The Sites and Sounds of Texas by Carolyn Mitchell Burnett ($24.95) profiles four historical regions of Texas. (8-14)
The Raising of La Belle by Mark Mitchell ($17.95) tells of the raising of the French explorer La Salle's ship in the Gulf of Mexico. (9-14)
Mayor Jalapeno Hal from Presidio, Texas
by Jo Harper, illus. by Virginia Roeder ($9.95), is a sequel to Jalapeno Hal. (5-7)
I Just Call Her Momma: Growing Up German in Texas During the Depression by Aloren Durden-Nelson ($9.95) recounts a childhood in central Texas. (8-12)
Comanche Captive: You Are There by Bryce Milligan ($9.95). In this novel set in 1870 Texas, a girl is captured by the Comanche. (8-14)

Encyclopedia of World Geography with Complete World Atlas
by Gillian Doherty, illus. by Stephen Wright et al. ($39.95), provides an overview of world geography. (10-up)
Encyclopedia of World Religions by Kirsteen Rogers and Clare Hickman, illus. by Ruth Russell et al. ($19.95) examines the major and less well-known religions of the world. (10-up)
Rattle Board Books
rolls out with My Animals, My Bathtime, My Bedtime, My Clothes, My Food and My Toys by Jo Litchfield ($4.95 each, 6 mos.-up). Launching Farmyard Tales Touchy Feely are Curly's Friends, Rusty's Bone and Woolly's Walk by Phil Roxbee Cox, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($7.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Luxury Touchy Feely starts up with Kittens and Puppies by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells ($10.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Watt's That's Not My Lion, illus. by Wells, is new to Touchy Feely Board Books ($7.95, 9 mos.-up). Carry-Me Board Books begins with Mary Had a Little Lamb, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Sing a Song of Sixpence and This Little Piggy by Jenny Tyler, illus. by Linda Edwards ($5.95 each, 18 mos.-up). Very First Numbers by Jo Litchfield joins First Words Board Books ($4.95, 18 mos.-up).
There are six new Kid Kits, including Ted in a Red Bed Kid Kit ($11.95, 2-6), Pintar Con Las Manos Kid Kit ($14.95, 3-up) and Flags Kid Kit ($9.95, 7-up). Farmyard Tales Flashcards debuts with Farmyard Tales First Words Flashcards by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($8.95, 2-up). Everyday Numbers starts up with First Numbers Flashcards by Jo Litchfield ($8.95, 2-up). Easy Words to Read Board Books begins with Fat Cat on a Mat, Sam Sheep Can't Sleep, Ted in a Red Bed and Toad Makes a Road by Phil Roxbee Cox, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($4.95 each, 2-up).
Mini Farmyard Tales with Key Ring starts up with Pig Gets Stuck with Curly Key Ring and Naughty Sheep with Woolly King Ring by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($6.95 each, 3-up). Lift-the-Flap Learners welcomes Baby Animals by Alastair Smith, illus. by John Butler ($8.95, 3-up). Launching Mini Classics are Mini Greek Myths for Young Children and Mini Stories from Around the World by Heather Amery, illus. by Linda Edwards ($7.95 each, 4-up). New to Children's Bibles is Children's New Testament by Amery, illus. by Edwards ($15.95, 4-up). And Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Gill Harvey and Encyclopedia of the Roman World by Bingham, Chandler and Taplin, both illus. by Susie McCaffrey, are new Encyclopedias ($19.95 each, 9-up).
Children's World Cookbook
by Fiona Watt and Angela Wilkes, illus. by Mary Cartwright et al. ($13.95), offers more than 40 recipes. (9-up)
Paperback Series
Everyday Numbers
launches with First Numbers Sticker Book by Jo Litchfield and Felicity Brooks, illus. by Litchfield ($7.95, 3-up). Frog on a Log, Goose on the Loose and Hen's Pens by Phil Roxbee Cox, all illus. by Stephen Cartwright, join Easy Words to Read ($6.95 each, 3-up). Activity Books issues Easter Activities by Fiona Watt and Ray Gibson, illus. by Amanda Barlow et al. ($6.95, 4-up). Joining First Encyclopedias is First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne, illus. by David Hancock ($9.95, 4-up). Discovery Program continues with Space by Denne and Eileen O'Brien, illus. by Andy Burton ($8.95, 7-up).
Library of Science starts up with Animal World, Earth and Space and World of Plants by Laura Howell; Energy, Forces and Motion, Materials and Mixtures & Compounds by Alastair Smith; and Human Body and Light, Sound & Electricity by Kristeen Rogers, all illus. by Ruth Russell et al. ($9.95 each, 9-up). Art School kicks off with Drawing Animals by Anna Milbourne and Drawing Faces by Rosie Dickins, both illus. by Jan McCafferty ($8.95 each, 10-up). New Computer Guides are Homework on the Internet by Alastair Smith, illus. by Ruth Russell et al. ($9.95, 10-up); and Introduction to Website Design by Mairi Mackinnon, illus. by Isaac Quaye et al. ($10.95, 10-up).

Before You Were Born
by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Linda Saport ($17), celebrates the wonder of new life. (All ages)
Mary by Brian Wildsmith ($20) focuses on Mary, the mother of Jesus. (All ages)
The Beautiful World That God Made by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Anne Wilson ($16), describes the story of creation. (3-8)
When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Tim Ladwig ($16), collects poems and paintings featuring an African-American boy whose father teaches him about prayer. (4-up)
The Stolen Sun by Amanda Hall ($17) is a Native American folktale about a father and son who restore light to a world darkened by greed and violence. (5-up)
Paperback Reprints
If Nathan Were Here
by Mary Bahr, illus. by Karen Jerome ($8, 5-up); and When Abraham Talked to the Trees by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($8, 6-12).

Peacock and Other Poems
by Valerie Worth, illus. by Natalie Babbitt ($15) collects 27 poems about topics as varied as pandas and steam engines and icicles. (All ages)
Tatty Ratty by Helen Cooper ($16). A girl muses on the destiny of her lost toy rabbit. (4-8)
Bitter Dumplings by Jeanne M. Lee ($16). After her father dies, a young Chinese woman discovers she has much in common with the old women in her village. (5-8)
Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph: A Rotten Ralph Reader by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel ($15). At the carnival, Rotten Ralph learns that winning is not everything. (6-8)
7 × 9 = Trouble! by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($15). A third-grader struggles to learn his times tables in time. (7-10)
Jason Rat-a-tat by Colby Rodowsky, illus. by Beth Peck ($15). Though his parents and siblings all play sports, Jason doesn't want to play anything until his grandfather buys him a drum. (7-10)
Junebug in Trouble by Alice Mead ($16). A boy finds himself in the kind of trouble his mother tried to avoid by moving out of a housing project. (8-12)
Crossing the Panther's Path by Elizabeth Alder ($19). A teenage boy helps the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh during the War of 1812. (10-up)
The Babbs Switch Story by Darleen Bailey Beard ($16). In a small Oklahoma town in 1924, Ruthie finds that the behavior of her ridiculed older sister is complicating her life. (10-up)
A Chapel of Thieves by Bruce Clements ($16). In 1849, Henry travels from St. Louis to revolutionary Paris to rescue his brother from a gang of thieves. (10-up)
Three Clams and an Oyster by Randy Powell ($16) centers on teenage boys who examine their hallowed traditions and consider where they are headed. (12-up)
The Letters by Kazumi Yumoto, trans. by Cathy Hirano ($16). Recalling a time in her life when she began corresponding with her dead father, grown-up Chiaki evaluates who she is now. (12-up)
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos ($16). The author reminisces about his life during the summer of 1971, when he was an aspiring writer looking for adventure and a way out of a dead-end job. (12-up)

The Forest
by Claire Nivola ($16). A brave mouse leaves home to explore the forest. (3-6)
The Turtle and the Hippopotamus by Kate Banks, illus. by Tomek Bogacki ($16.50). Afraid to cross the river and confront a hippo, a turtle tries other ways to get to the other side. (3-up)
Liberty! by Allan Drummond ($17) describes the Statue of Liberty's unveiling through the eyes of a boy who is called upon to help the sculptor. (4-8)
What Charlie Heard by Mordicai Gerstein ($17) relays the story of musical innovator Charles Ives. (4-8)
Madlenka's Dog by Peter Sís ($17). Madlenka uses her imagination to make her wish for a dog come true. (4-8)
Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World by Jeanette Winter ($16) offers a description of this poet's life and a selection of her poems. (5-up)
Gloria Rising by Ann Cameron, illus. by Lis Toft ($15). A meeting with a woman astronaut encourages Gloria to be the best she can be. (7-10)
Where Heroes Hide by Helen Recorvits ($16). During the summer of 1956, a boy, his friends and his veteran father discover what heroism means. (8-12)
Flood by James Heneghan ($16). With the help of the Little People, a boy searches for his true home. (12-up)
Straydog by Kathe Koja ($16) centers on a teenage girl who volunteers at an animal shelter. (12-up)

Quentin Fenton Herter III
by Amy MacDonald, illus. by Giselle Potter ($16). Though the title character is always perfectly behaved, his shadow is not. (All ages)
Goose's Story by Cari Best, illus. by Holly Meade ($16). A girl cares for an injured Canada goose. (4-8)

From She Did It!, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott (FSG/Kroupa)

She Did It! by Jennifer Ericsson, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($16). Four sisters blame each other for one mishap after another. (4-8)
Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou by Sharon Arms Doucet, illus. by Scott Cook ($18), presents larger-than-life stories. (5-up)
The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Claudia Logan, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($17), offers a fictional account of a 1925 excavation of a secret tomb in Giza. (8-up)

Benny and the Binky
by Barbro Lindgren, illus. by Olof Landström ($15). When a binky silences his newborn brother's screaming, Benny wants one, too. (2-5)

From The Little Hippos' Adventure by Lena Landström (FSG/R&S)

The Little Hippos' Adventure by Lena Landström ($15). Swimming hippos wish for a higher diving board. (2-6)
Most Beloved Sister by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Hans Arnold ($15). Barbara's secret friend lives in the garden. (3-7)
The Little Jester by Helena Olofsson ($16). A jester brings big change to a monastery in a small town in France. (3-7)

Paperback Reprints
Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? And Other Oxymorons
by Jon Agee ($8.95, 5-up); Moses Goes to a Concert by Isaac Millman ($5.95, 5-up); Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee, illus. by Yangsook Choi ($5.95, 6-up); 'Gator Aid by Jane Cutler, illus. by Tracey Campbell Pearson ($5.95, 7-10); and Bradley and the Billboard by Mame Farrell ($6.95, 10-up).

Jessica's X-Ray
by Pat Zonta, illus. by Clive Dobson ($19.95, paper $8.95). This story of a girl who breaks her arm features six actual x-rays printed on Mylar. (5-8)
Hummingbirds: A Beginner's Guide by Laurel Aziz ($19.95, paper $9.95) examines this diminutive bird. (9-12)
Shakespeare Can Be Fun
ushers in Much Ado About Nothing: For Kids by Lois Burdett ($19.95, paper $8.95, 7-up).

We'll All Go Flying
by Richard Thompson and Maggee Spicer, illus. by Kim La Fave ($16.95). This sequel to We'll All Go Sailing describes a hot-air balloon trip. (All ages)
Don't Wake the Baby by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Farida Zaman ($6.95), is a board-book tale about siblings. (2-5)
When You Get a Baby by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Joanne Fitzgerald ($6.95). This board book describes the arrival of a newborn. (2-5)
A Pod of Orcas: A Seaside Counting Book by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Kristi Wakelin ($14.95), is a counting tale featuring watercolor art. (3-5)
Baby Fox and Baby Seal by Aubrey Lang, illus. by Wayne Lynch ($11.95 each), focus on five Alaskan foxes who prepare to leave home; and a young harp seal born on the frozen Arctic Ocean. (5-8)
Camping by Nancy Hundal, illus. by Brian Deines ($16.95). A family embarks on a camping trip in this sequel to Number 21. (5-8)
Give Maggie a Chance by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($15.95). A cat conquers her fear of reading aloud in front of the class. (6-8)
When the Giant Stirred: Legend of a Volcanic Island by Celia Godkin ($17.95) describes a cataclysmic event as part of nature's cycle. (6-up)
The Countess and Me by Paul Kropp ($14.95). A boy's new friends rob the elderly woman for whom he does yard work. (12-up)
Paperback Series
New Beginnings
debuts with Scared Sarah by Mary Alice Downie, illus. by Muriel Wood ($7.95, hardcover $11.95, 7-10). And First Flight soars on with The Not Quite World Famous Scientist by Susan Hughes ($4.95, 8-10).
Paperback Reprints
We'll All Go Sailing
by Richard Thompson, illus. by Kim La Fave ($4.95, all ages); Chestnut Dreams by Halina Below ($7.95, 4-8); and Prairie Summer by Nancy Hundal, illus. by Brian Deines ($8.95, 4-8).
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Romeo the Rhino's Rocky Romance by Michael Ackerman Ulick ($15.95). Much to the dismay of the animal community, a rhino and an ostrich fall in love. (4-8)

You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
by Thomas Armstrong ($15.95) describes eight ways that youngsters can be smart. (8-12)
Don't Sweat It! Every Body's Answers to Questions You Don't Want to Ask by Marguerite Crump ($13.95) discusses physical changes that kids experience during puberty. (9-13)
Boy v. Girl? How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along by George Abrahams and Sheila Ahlbrand ($14.95) examines real and perceived differences between girls and boys. (11-15)
Cool Women, Hot Jobs... and How You Can Go for It, Too! by Tina Schwager and Michele Schuerger ($14.95). Working women share their stories and advice. (11-up)
More Than a Label: Why What You Wear or Who You're with Doesn't Define Who You Are by Aisha Muharrar ($13.95). This teenage author incorporates the opinions of other teens as she discusses the importance of words. (13-up)

Painting on Rocks for Kids
by Lin Wellford ($12.99) outlines rock-painting activities. (6-12)
Paperback Series
1-2-3 Draw
presents 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon People, 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Faces and 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Animals by Steve Barr ($8.95 each, 6-10). And Creative Kids launches with Nature Crafts and Paper Creations by Joy Williams ($12.99 each, 6-12).