| CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR SPRING |
(arranged alphabetically by publisher)
|Abbeville Kids -- The Culture Co-Op|
|Dalmatian Press -- F+W Publications|
|Gallopade -- HarperCollins/Rayo|
|HarperCollins/HarperTempest -- KregelKidzone|
|Lectorum -- Oxford University Press|
|Patria Press -- Running Press Kids|
|Sasquatch Books -- Simon & Schuster/McElderry|
|Simon & Schuster/Pulse -- Zonderkidz|
Carole Marsh Books issues the following titles by Marsh: Winter: The 'WOW!' Season (0-635-01368-1, paper -01367-33) and The Penguin Strut Fashion Show (-01358-4; paper -01357-6) ($21.95 each, paper $14.95, all ages); The Snow Bank ($21.95,-01360-6; paper $14.95, -01359-2, 7-14); The Lost Colony Storybook ($21.95, -01354-1; paper $9.95, -07353-3, 7-14); and Orville & Wilbur Wright Step Out into the Sky! ($21.95, -01351-7; paper $5.95, -01350-9, 8-14). Launching A Bio to Grow on by Marsh is Meet Shirley Franklin-Mayor of Atlanta! ($21.95, -01141-7; paper $12.95, -01140-9, all ages). Black Jazz, Pizzazz, and Razzmatazz by Marsh starts up with 11 titles, including The Best Book of Black Biographies (-01584-6, paper -01578-1), Black Business (-01588-9, paper -01582-X) ($29.95 each, paper $12.95, 7-14); and Black Heritage Gamebook ($7.95 paper, -01572-2, 7-14). And joining Carole Marsh Mysteries is The Mystery of Biltmore House ($14.95, -01467-X; paper $5.95, -01347-9) by Marsh (7-14).
Among the six additions to State Experience by Carole Marsh, all available for each of the 50 states, are 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments & More for Kids to Do to Learn All About State Geography! and 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments & More for Kids to Do to Learn All About State Current Events! ($5.95 each, all ages). And 1000 Readers launches with 100 titles, including Thomas Jefferson: Man of the People (-01476-9), The Ringling Brothers: A Circus Family (-01499-8), Georgia O'Keeffe: Trailblazer Artist (-01507-2) and Cesar Chavez: Uniting Farm Workers of America (-01566-8) by Marsh ($2.95 each, 4-8).
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
They Call Me Sacagawea ($9.95, 0-7627-2580-X) by Joyce Badgley Hunsaker tells the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of their Shoshone interpreter. (8-14)
DAVID R. GODINE
DeZert Isle ($15.95, 1-56792-237-6) by Claude Ponti is the story of Zert, who is enamored of a brick. (All ages)
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER/ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam launches with Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam ($6.95, 0-88240-570-5) by Susan Woodward Springer, illus. by Amy Meissner (6-10).
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER/WESTWINDS PRESS
Little Red Snapperhood: A Fishy Fairy Tale ($15.95, 1-55868-683-5; paper $8.95, -684-3) by Neal Gilbertson, illus. by Evon Zerbetz, offers an undersea twist on a classic. (4-up)
Welcome to the World greets Welcome to the World of Penguins (1-55285-450-7) and Welcome to the World of Elephants (-451-6) by Diane Swanson ($5.95 each, 5-7). And Mustang Mountain gallops on with Wild Horse ($6.95, -413-2) by Sharon Siamon (8-12).
GREEN MANSION PRESS
(Midpoint Trade Books, dist.)
The Doll of Lilac Valley ($11.95, 0-9714612-5-2) by Cora Cheney, illus. by Nancy White Cassidy. This tale of a girl who loses a doll and finds another features new art. (6-10)
GROSSET & DUNLAP
I Knew You Could! A Book for All the Stops in Your Life ($9.99, 0-448-43148-3) by Craig Dorfman, based on the story by Watty Piper, illus. by Christina Ong, is inspired by The Little Engine That Could. (All ages)
Bagel Books cooks up Colors: There's No Blue on a Bagel (0-448-42850-4), Counting: I'll Take a Dozen! (-42851-2), Opposites: Big Bagel, Little Bagel (-42893-8) and Shapes: My Square Breakfast (-42892-X) by Mark Shulman ($5.99 each, up to 3). Strawberry Shortcake stars in Apple Dumplin's Day ($6.99, -43192-0), illus. by Josie Yee (1-3); Where Are Custard and Pupcake? (paper $5.99, -43133-5) by Justine Fontes, illus. by Josie Yee (3-5); Meet Strawberry Shortcake (paper $3.99, -43132-7) by Fontes, illus. by Lisa Workman (3-6) and The Berrylicious Bake-off (paper $4.99, -43186-6, 3-7).
New Mott's titles are Apples Add Up! (-43125-4) and Apples Away! (-43126-2) by Megan Bryant and Monique Stephens, illus. by Liz Conrad ($5.99 each, 3-5). And Trend Friends welcomes Pajama Party Under Cover (-42855-5) by Cylin Busby, illus. by Jamie Bennett; and Using Your Head and Common Scents (-42848-2) by Lisa Schweitzer, illus. by Amy Saidens (paper $6.99 each, 8-up); and Dream Journey: A Book for Dreamers ($7.99, -43161-0) by Busby, illus. by Bennett (10-up).
Sticker Stories adds Emily's Tea Party (0-448-42643-9) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Susan Calitri; and Strawberry Shortcake: It's a Strawberry World (-43136-X), illus. by Ken Edwards and Gita Lloyd; and What's Growing, Strawberry Shortcake? (-43137-8), illus. by Edwards and Josie Yee ($4.99 each, 2-6). Reading Railroad Books rolls on with No Matzoh for Me! ($3.49, -43119-X) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Bryan Hendrix (2-7); Strawberry Shortcake at the Beach ($3.49, -43187-4, 3-7); Emily Is a Flower Girl (-43127-0) and Emily's First Sleepover (-43128-9) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Susan Calitri; L Is for Liberty (-43228-5) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Laura Freeman Hines ($3.49 each, 4-8); and Who's Home? ($6.99, -42857-1) by Neecy Twinem (4-8).
All Aboard Reading welcomes All Aboard Science Reader: Turtles (-43117-3) by Jodi Huelin, illus. by Pedro Julio Gonzalez, All Aboard Math Reader: Cat Show (-43112-2) by Jayne Harvey, illus. by Tamara Petrosino; Me and My Robot (-42895-4) by Tracey West, illus. by Cindy Revell; Strawberry Shortcake: The Berry Big Storm (-43135-1) by Megan Bryant, illus. by Marga Querol and Tino Santanach; Strawberry Shortcake: The Berry Best Friends' Picnic (-43134-3) by Jackie Glassman, illus. by Gita Lloyd and Ken Edwards ($3.49 each, 4-6); All Aboard Science Reader: Honeybees (-42846-6) by Joyce Milton, illus. by Pete Mueller; All Aboard Science Reader: Ponies (-42524-6) by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Lisa Bonforte; Benny the Big Shot Goes to Camp (-42894-6) by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Shari Warren ($3.99 each, 6-8); All Aboard Math Reader: Go, Fractions! (-43113-0) by Judith Bauer Stamper, illus. by Chris Demarest; and Ride to the Top: Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald (-43160-2) by Kelli Chipponeri ($3.99 each, 7-9).
Smart About Art continues with Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures ($5.99, -43152-1) by Jane O'Connor, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (5-8). Joining Smart About the Arts is Hooray for Ballet! ($5.99, -42884-9) by Margaret Frith, illus. by Amanda Haley (5-8). Jackie Chan Adventures gains Super Special: Day of the Dragon ($5.99, -43123-8) by Eliza Willard, based on teleplays by David Slack and Alexx Van Dyne; and The Strongest Evil ($4.99, -43178-5) by Jacqueline Carrol, based on teleplays by Slack (7-10). Katie Kazoo Switcheroo adds I Hate Rules (-43100-9), Get Lost! (-43101-7) and Drat! You Copycat! (-43171-8) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John & Wendy ($3.99 each, 7-10).
The Zack Files issues Just Add Water... and Scream! ($4.99, -42887-3) by Dan Greenburg, illus. by Jack E. Davis (7-10). Smart About History welcomes Smart About the Fifty States ($5.99, -43131-9) by Jon Buller, Susan Schade and others (7-10). Liberty's Kids gains Justice for All (-43248-X) and Freedom at Any Price (-43247-1) by Amanda Stephens, illus. by Flying Carnies ($6.99 each, 7-12). Hank Zipzer: The Mostly True Confessions of the World's Best Underachiever debuts with Niagara Falls, or Does It? (-43162-9) and I Got a D in Salami (-43163-7) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Carole Heyer ($4.99 each, 8-12). Roller Coaster Tycoon rides on with The Great Coaster Contest (-43129-7) by Tracey West, Kidnapped! (-43130-0) by Larry Mike Garmon and Haunted Park (-43185-8) by Katherine Noll ($4.99 each, 8-12). Who Was...? greets Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? ($4.99, -43104-1) by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Carrie Robbins (8-12). And new Dish titles are On the Back Burner (-42897-0), Recipe for Trouble (-42898-9) and Lights! Camera! Cook! (-43175-0) by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Barbara Pollak ($4.99 each, 9-12).
Zoom! The Complete Airplane Kit ($7.99, 0-448-43174-2) by Margaret A. Hartelius (4-10); and Knot Now! The Complete Friendship Bracelet Kit! (-43124-6) and Knot Again! The Complete Lanyard Kit! (-43116-5) by Hartelius ($8.99 each, 7-12).
Five Alive ($9.95, 1-929628-08-9) by Dina Rosenfeld, illus. by Tova Leff. Children use their five senses to determine which Jewish holiday has arrived. (2-6)
Harcourt Young Classics reissues Rootabaga Stories (0-15-204709-3, paper -204714-X) and More Rootabaga Stories (-204713-1, paper -204706-9) by Carl Sandburg, illus. by Maud and Miska Petersham ($17 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $5.95, 8-up).
Pacific Crossing (0-15-204696-8) and Taking Sides (-204694-1) by Gary Soto ($5.95 each, 8-12); and If I Should Die Before I Wake (-204679-8) and Send Me Down a Miracle (-204680-1) by Han Nolan ($6.95 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Odyssey Classics reissues The Borrowers: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition (0-15-204737-9), The Borrowers Afield (-204732-8), The Borrowers Afloat (-204733-6). The Borrowers Aloft: Plus the Short Tale, Poor Stainless (-204734-4) and The Borrowers Avenged (-204731-X) by Mary Norton, illus. by Beth and Joe Krush ($5.95 each, 8-up).
Iris and Walter return in The School Play ($15, 0-15-216481-2) by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier (6-9). And Great Episodes issues Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family ($17, -216687-4) by Ann Rinaldi (10-14).
Paperback in Spanish
Dia de mercado: Un historia contado a través del arte popular (Market Day) ($7, 0-15-216814-1) by Lois Ehlert, trans. by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada (3-7).
Boots and the Seven Leaguers: A Rock-and-Troll Novel ($5.95, 0-15-202563-4) by Jane Yolen (10-up); and Dragon's Bait ($5.95, -216663-7) by Vivian Vande Velde (12-up).
Introducing the Little Prince: Board Book Gift Set ($12.95, 0-15-204726-3), based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, presents four board books based on this classic tale. (1-3)
Cloud Dance ($6, 0-15-204596-1) by Thomas Locker (all ages); Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! (-204598-8) by Mem Fox, illus. by Marla Frazee; and Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (-204602-X) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey ($6 each, 3-7); The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, Restored Edition ($8, -204573-2) by Hildegarde H. Swift, illus. by Lynd Ward (3-7); and Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth (-204599-6) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Mike Wimmer; and My Name Is Georgia (-204597-X) by Jeanette Winter ($6 each, 6-9).
Ah, Music! ($16.99, 0-06-028719-5) by Aliki demonstrates how music shapes our lives. (All ages)
In My Grandmother's House: Award-Winning Authors Tell Stories About Their Grandmothers ($18.99, 0-06-029109-5), compiled and illus. by Bonnie Christensen, collects tributes from 12 children's authors. (8-12)
Zigby debuts with Zigby Camps Out (0-06-052921-0) and Zigby Hunts for Treasure (-052922-9) by Brian Paterson ($12.99 each, 2-5). MathStart by Stuart J. Murphy adds Double Ducks: Doubling Numbers ($15.99, -028922-8; paper -446249-8 $4.99), illus. by Valeria Petrone (3-up); The Sundae Scoop: Combinations ($15.99, -028924-4; paper -446250-1 $4.99), illus. by Cynthia Jabar (6-up); and The Grizzly Gazette: Percentage ($15.99, -00027-9; paper -000026-0 $4.99), illus. by Steve Björkman (7-up). Joining Science Play is I Face the Wind ($15.99, 0-68-817840-5) by Vicki Cobb, illus. by Julia Gorton (3-5). New I Can Read Books are Mildred and Sam ($15.99, -026681-3) by Sharleen Collicott (3-7); Elvis the Rooster Almost Goes to Heaven (-000500-9) by Denys Cazet; Inspector Hopper's Mystery Year (-008962-8) by Doug Cushman; A Pet for Me: Poems (-029111-7), selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Jane Manning; and Prairie Friends (-028001-8) by Nancy Smiler Levinson, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($15.95 each, 4-8).
Let's Read-And-Find-Out-Science continues with Energy Makes Things Happen (-028908-2, paper -445213-1) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, illus. by Paul Meisel; and Spinning Spiders (-028696-2, paper -445207-7) by Melvin Berger, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 5-9). New Don't Know Much About titles by Kenneth C. Davis are Don't Know Much About the Pioneers ($15.99, -028617-2), illus. by Renée Andriani (6-9); and Don't Know Much About American History ($19.99, -028603-2; paper $6.99, -440836-1), illus. by Matt Faulkner (8-12).
Fairy Realm takes flight with The Charm Bracelet (0-06-009583-0), The Flower Fairies (-009586-5) and The Third Wish (-009589-X) by Emily Rodda, illus. by Raoul Vitale ($8.99 each, 7-10). The Adventures of Young Buffalo Bill rides on with In the Eye of the Storm (-029115-X) and West on the Wagon Trail (-029113-3) by E. Cody Kimmel, illus. by Scott Snow ($15.99 each, 8-12). Mickey & Me ($15.99, -029247-4) by Dan Gutman is a new Baseball Card Adventure (8-12). Little House adds The Martha Years: Beyond the Heather Hills (0-06-027986-9, paper -440715-2) by Melissa Wiley, illus. by Renée Graef; and The Caroline Years: Little City by the Lake (0-06-027006-3, paper -440735-7) by Celia Wilkins, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.99 each, paper $5.95, 8-12). Young Heroes heralds Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast ($15.99, -029454-X) by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris (8-12). The Traitor ($16.99, -027522-7) by Laurence Yep joins Golden Mountain Chronicles (10-up). Warriors debuts with Into the Wild (-000002-3) and Fire and Ice (-000003-1) ($15.99 each, 10-up). And The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot gains Princess in Waiting ($15.99, -009607-1) and Princess Lesson ($12.99, -052677-7), illus. by Chesley McLaren (12-up).
Picnic ($15.99, 0-06-623854-4) by Emily Arnold McCully (2-5); Emmett's Pig ($15.99, -028746-2) by Mary Stolz, illus. by Garth Williams, watercolors by Rosemary Wells (3-7); The Gingerbread Rabbit ($15.99, -052768-4) by Randall Jarrell, illus. by Garth Williams (3-up); and Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back, 40th Anniversary Edition ($15.99, -025675-3) by Shel Silverstein (6-10).
How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea ($16.99, 0-06-028991-0) by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, profiles Americans who took to the high seas. (8-11)
Angels Unlimited soars on with Flying High (0-06-008817-6) and Calling the Shots (-008818-4) by Annie Dalton ($4.99 each, 8-12). Phantom Stallion issues Free Again (-008818-4), The Challenger (-441090-0) and Desert Dancer (-053725-6) by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up). And new Avon True Romances are Amelia and the Outlaw (-000914-4) by Lorraine Heath, Josephine and the Soldier (-001220-X) by Beverly Jenkins and Victoria and the Rogue (-000553-X) by Meg Cabot ($4.99 each, 13-up).
Only My Mom and Me (0-69-452585-5) and Only My Dad and Me ( -452584-7) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke, are flap books celebrating moments shared by parents and children. (2-5)
Baby Signs issues Baby Signs for Animals (0-06-009075-8) and Baby Signs for Bedtime (-009076-6) by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn, photos by Penny Gentieu ($6.99 each, up to 3). Maurice Sendak's Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik adds Little Bear's Egg (0-69-401691-8) and Spring Cleaning (-401696-9), illus. by David Wenzel ($5.99 each, 2-4); and Father Bear's Special Day (-401704-3) and Mother Bear's Picnic (-401692-6), illus. by Teri Lee ($3.99 each, 4-7). Biscuit returns in Biscuit and the Bunny ($4.99, -401518-0) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (2-6). Happy Graduation ($6.99, 0-06-001009-6) by Kathy Couri is a new Press and Sing-Along Storybook (2-6). Joining I Can Read Book & Cassettes are Biscuit's New Trick Book and Tape ($8.99, -444300-0) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (3-5); and Arthur's Loose Tooth Book and Tape ($8.99, 0-69-401578-4) by Lillian Hoban (4-8).
Once Upon a Time debuts with The Three Bears (0-06-008238-0), Three Billy Goats Gruff (-008237-2) and Three Little Pigs (-008236-4), illus. by Thea Kliros ($5.99 each, 3-6). Riddle in the Middle starts up with Funny Bunny: Hilariously Hare-Brained Easter Riddles (0-06-008821-4) by Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Dave Klug (3-8). Launching The Hulk are The Hulk Action Scenes Book with Stickers (0-06-051901-0) and I Am the Hulk (-051905-3) ($3.99 each, 4-7); The Beast Within (-051903-7) and The Hulk Fights Back (-051904-5) ($4.99 each, 7-10); The Movie Storybook ($7.99, -051908-8, 7-10) and The Junior Novel ($4.99, -051907-X, 8-12). Good Boy! titles include Good Boy!: Festival Reader 1 (0-06-054937-8) and Festival Reader 2 (-054938-6) ($3.99 each, 4-7); and Good Boy! The Movie Novel ($7.99, -054939-4, 8-12). And new Charming Classics are Little Women Book and Charm: Book One (0-06-051180-X) by Louisa May Alcott; Through the Looking-Glass Book and Charm (0-69-401581-4) by Lewis Carroll; Charlotte's Web Book and Charm (0-06-052779-X) by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams; and My Friend Flicka Book and Charm (0-06-052429-4) by Mary O'Hara ($6.99 each, 8-12).
Board Book Reprints
Jump, Frog, Jump! (0-06-008819-2) by Robert Kalan, illus. by Byron Barton; and Where's the Bear? (-008820-6) by Charlotte Pomerantz, illus. by Barton ($6.99 each, up to 3); Mama Mama/Papa Papa Flip Board Book ($6.99, -051915-0) by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Laura Regan (up to 5); My World ($7.99, 0- 69-400862-1) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (1-4); and I Love Trucks! ($6.99, 0-06-052666-1) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern (3-6).
¡Pío Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes ($18.99, 0-68-816019-0), selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, English adaptations by Alice Shertle, illus. by Viví Escrivá, is a bilingual collection of 29 nursery rhymes. (1-6)
Titles in Spanish
Mi carrito (My Little Wagon) ($7.99, 0-06-053402-8) by Alma Powell, illus. by Marsha Winborn (2-6); Promesa de América (Promise of America) ($16.99, -052175-9) by Powell, illus. by Winborn (4-7); De la cabeza a los pies (From Head to Toe) ($17.99, -051302-0) by Eric Carle (4-8); and El ratoncito de la moto (The Mouse and the Motorcycle) ($15.99, -00056-2) by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Louis Darling (8-12).
Paperbacks in Spanish
El perro vagabundo (The Stray Dog) ($6.99, 0-06-052274-7) by Marc Simont (4-8); and Ramona la chinche (Ramona the Pest) ($5.99, 0-68-814888-3) by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Louis Darling (8-12).