Elizabeti's School by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale ($16.95), tells the story of a Tanzanian girl's first day at school. (4-7)

Raymond's Perfect Present by Therese On Louie, illus. by Suling Wang ($16.95). A Chinese-American boy grows flowers as a gift for his mother, who is in the hospital. (4-10)

Ghosts for Breakfast by Stanley Todd Terasaki, illus. by Shelly Shinjo ($16.95). A Japanese-American boy and his father investigate their neighbors' report of ghosts in a farmer's field. (5-9)

The Pot That Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illus. by David Diaz ($16.95). A biography of Mexican potter Juan Quezada, who rediscovered the methods of the ancient Casas Grandes people. (6-up)

Estela's Swap by Alexis O'Neill, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez ($16.95). A Mexican-American girl attends her first swap meet, where she hopes to earn money for folk dancing lessons. (6-10)

First Day in Grapes by L. King Pérez, illus. by Robert Casilla ($16.95). A boy from a migrant worker family uses his prowess in math to stand up to bullies in his new school. (6-10)

Title in Spanish

Directo al aro (Strong to the Hoop) by John Coy, illus. by Leslie Jean-Bart ($16.95, paper $6.95, 6-up).

Paperback Reprints

Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale ($6.95, 4-7) and Night Golf by William Miller, illus. by Cedric Lucas ($6.95, 4-8).

Spring 2003 Sneak Previews


Zonderkidz greets the spring with God Loves You Very Much by Larry Libby, a story of comfort based on Scripture; Khalil and the Big Gulp by Eric Mataxas, a retelling of the Jonah and the Whale story; Marshmallow Clouds by Leslie Parrott, which illustrates that God's way is the best way; 2:52 Soul Gear: Weird & Gross Bible Stuff by Rick Osborne, a collection of Biblical facts; and The Edge Devotional Bible by Mark Littleton, Sandy Silverthorne and Marnie Wooding, a Bible for older readers.