Young Patriots greets Eddie Rickenbacker, Boy Pilot and Racer (1-882859-12-X, paper -13-8) by Kathryn Cleven Sisson and Mahalia Jackson, Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion (-38-3, paper 39-1) by Montrew Dunham, both illus. by Cathy Morrison ($14.95 each; paper $9.95, 8-12).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Mouse Tells Time ($16.95, 1-84365-000-2) by Nicola Moon, illus. by Anthony Morris, sets out to reassure children that telling time is not so difficult. (4-7)
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ ($16.95, 1-84365-007-X) by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Michael Foreman (9-up).
(National Book Network, dist.)
Peaceful Thoughts: An Interactive Journey in Positive Thinking for Children and Their Parents ($19.95, 0-9725118-0-6) by Robin Thumann, collects 18 poems about values and ideas. (4-10)
If You See a Kitten ($13.95, 1-56145-108-8) by John Butler portrays animals and the responses they evoke. (2-6)
Peep! ($15.95, 1-56145-046-4) by Kevin Luthardt. A duckling mistakens a boy for his mother. (2-6)
Loveykins ($15.95, 1-56145-282-3) by Quentin Blake. An eaglet that has been pampered by a woman discovers the joy of flying free. (4-8)
Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems ($15.95, 1-56145-236-X) by Mary Batten, illus. by Beverly Doyle, examines environmental threats to ecosystems. (8-12)
New to About... is About Arachnids: A Guide for Children ($15.95, 1-56145-038-3) by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (3-8).
Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story ($7.95, 1-56145-283-1) by Jay O'Callahan, illus. by Laura O'Callahan (4-8).
Paperback Series Reprints
About... reprints About Reptiles: A Guide for Children (1-56145-233-5) and About Insects: A Guide for Children (-232-7) by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($7.95 each, 3-8).
Head Above Water ($6.95, 1-56145-238-6) by S.L. Rottman (12-16).
Sliding into Home ($14.95, 1-56145-222-X) by Dori Hillestad Butler. A teenage girl is determined to play baseball rather than softball. (8-12)
SeaMan: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark ($14.95, 1-56145-276-9) by Gail Karwoski (8-12).
Crossing Jordan ($6.95, 1-56145-281-5) by Adrian Fogelin (8-12).
Story Within a Story adds Groundhog Phil's Message ($21, 0-935343-075) by Barbara Birenbaum (all ages).
Quipnotes About Dads (0-935343-083) and Quipnotes About Moms (-075) by Barbara Birenbaum offer insights into each parent ($10.95 each, all ages).
(North Light Books, dist.)
1-2-3 Draw continues with 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Aliens and Space Stuff (0-939217-71-6) and 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Wildlife (-70-8) by Steve Barr ($8.95 each, 6-up).
Lucky O'Leprechaun in School ($14.95, 1-58980-035-4) by Jana Dillon. Lucky helps a boy adjust to his new school. (5-8)
Grady's in the Silo ($14.95, 1-58980-098-2) by Una Belle Townsend, illus. by Bob Artley. How did Grady the cow get stuck in an Oklahoma silo? (5-8)
My Brother Dan's Delicious ($14.95, 1-58980-071-0) by Steven Layne, illus. by Chuck Galey. A boy tries to convince monsters that his brother is a better choice for dinner. (5-8)
Michael Le Soufflé and the April Fool ($14.95, 1-58980-105-9) by Peter Welling is an April Fool's Day tale involving parties and pranks. (5-8)
Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko ($14.95, 1-56554-708-X) by Mary Alice Fontenot, illus. by Julie Dupré Buckner. Clovis and his friends come to the aid of a shy lizard that wants to learn to speak Cajun French. (5-8)
Moon's Cloud Blanket ($14.95, 1-56554-922-8) by Rose Anne St. Romain, illus. by Joan Waites, is a story based on a Native American legend about the origin of Spanish moss. (5-8)
Huey Long, Talker and Doer ($14.95, 1-56554-913-9) by David Collins, illus. by Jack Smith, profiles this Louisiana politician. (5-8)
This Side of Paradise ($15.99, 1-58980-096-6) by Steven Layne is a novel addressing the high price of the quest for perfection. (10-14)
Easter Day Alphabet ($7.95, 1-58980-076-1) by Beverly Vidrine, illus. by Alison Davis Lyne, is an alphabet book focusing on Easter traditions. (5-8)
Living with Pigs ($14.95, 1-58980-104-0) by Bob Artley. The author recalls his life on a farm. (5-8)
Bluebonnet at Johnson Space Center ($7.95, 1-58980-101-6) by Mary Brooke Casad, illus. by Benjamin Vincent (5-8); Great Spirit Horse ($9.95, -123-7) by Linda Little Wolf (8-12); and Visions of the Buffalo People ($14.95, -124-5) by Wolf (8-12).
'What's That Smell?' (Oh, It's Me): 50 Mortifying Situations and How to Deal ($7.99, 0-14-250011-9) by Tucker Shaw is a guide to help teens through the awkward years. (12-up)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas: 8x8 Storybook ($3.99, 0-8431-0434-1) by Mary Hogan is a tie-in to this film. (4-8)
Sinbad and Marina: Chapter Book ($4.99, 0-14-250105-0) by Cathy Hapka is a tale told from the perspective of the character of Marina. (7-11)
Sinbad's Adventure Fun Book ($5.99, 0-14-250106-9) offers mazes, puzzles and games based on the film. (7-11)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas: Junior Novelization ($4.99, 0-14-250104-2) by Ellen Weiss includes an insert with color images from the movie. (8-12)
Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood ($6.99, 0-14-250013-5) by Meredith Ann Pierce (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Firebringer Trilogy reprints Dark Moon (0-14-250057-7) and The Son of Summer Stars (-250074-7) by Meredith Ann Pierce ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman ($7.99, 0-14-250118-2) by Brian Jacques (10-up); Enchantress from the Stars (-250037-2) by Sylvia Engdahl and The Winter Prince (-250014-3) by Elizabeth Wein ($6.99 each, 12-up); and The Changeling Sea ($5.99, -131262-9) by Patricia A. McKillip (12-up).
Remembering the Prophets of Sacred Scripture ($16.99, 0-8037-2727-5) by Marianna Mayer illustrates the words of Old Testament prophets. (All ages)
Bumposaurus ($15.99, 0-8037-2898-0) by Penny McKinlay, illus. by Britta Teckentrup. Is Bumpy accident-prone, or does he simply need glasses? (2-6)
Animals of the Bible ($16.99, 0-8037-2842-5) by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Jackie Morris, examines the roles animals play in biblical tales. (4-8)
Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary Monster ($13.99, 0-8037-2766-6) by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweninger. Amanda fears that a monster lurks in her closet. (4-8)
The Amazing Air Balloon ($16.99, 0-8037-2258-3) by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Marco Ventura, tells of the boy who was the first person to sail in a hot-air balloon. (5-up)
The Great Googlestein Museum Mystery ($16.99, 0-8037-2765-8) by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by R.W. Alley. Three mice visit New York City's Guggenheim Museum. (7-11)
Dreaming in Black and White ($15.99, 0-8037-2811-5) by Reinhardt Jung, trans. by Anthea Bell. A dream transports a German boy back to Nazi-ruled 1930s Germany. (10-up)
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case ($18.99, 0-8037-2804-2) by Chris Crowe recounts the kidnap and murder of this black teenager. (12-up)
The Shadow Club Rising ($5.99, 0-14-250089-5) by Neal Shusterman (10-up); A Step from Heaven ($7.99, -250027-5) by An Na (12-up); On the Fringe (-250026-7), ed. by Donald R. Gallo; Black Mirror (-250028-3) by Nancy Werlin; and The Edge of the Sword (-250058-5) by Rebecca Tingle ($6.99 each, 12-up); Hush ($5.99, -250049-6) by Jacqueline Woodson; and Empress of the World ($7.99, -250059-3) by Sara Ryan (14-up).
Paperback Series Reprint
Alex Rider reprints Point Blank ($5.99, -250050-X) by Anthony Horowitz (12-up).
Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure ($7.99, 0-698-11991-6) by Michael Hoeye (10-up).
The Angel's Command ($23.99, 0-399-23999-5) by Brian Jacques. The boy-and-dog team from Castaways of the Flying Dutchman confront a robber in the Pyrenees. (All ages)
Tribes of Redwall: Otters ($8.99, 0-399-23961-8) by Brian Jacques, illus. by Jonathan Walker, rounds up information about the otter characters in the Redwall novels. (All ages)
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm ($15.99, 0-399-23872-7) by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller. A woman's incessant scrubbing of her animals drives them to run away to the city. (2-6)
Happy Dog! ($16.99, 0-399-23707-0) by Lisa Grubb. Since Jack Cat can't go out to play on a rainy day, he paints himself a new canine friend. (3-5)
G Is for Goat ($16.99, 0-399-24018-7) by Patricia Polacco is a rhyming alphabet book featuring goats. (3-5)
The Big Blue Spot ($13.99, 0-399-23786-0) by Peter Holwitz. A blue spot that lives alone in a book decides to search the pages to find another spot like itself. (3-7)
Emily Loves to Bounce ($15.99, 0-399-23886-7) by Stephen Michael King introduces an exuberant girl who bounces everywhere. (3-7)
Chance ($15.99, 0-399-23592-2) by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Dee Huxley. Chance longs to live the life animals lead. (4-8)
A-Tisket, A-Tasket ($15.99, 0-399-23206-0) by Ella Fitzgerald, illus. by Ora Eitan, presents this song with cut-paper art. (4-8)
My Pig Amarillo ($15.99, 0-399-23768-2) by Satomi Ichikawa. Pablito shares everything with his pig pal. (4-8)
Agapanthus Hum and the Angel Hoot ($13.99, 0-399-23344-X) by Joy Cowley, illus. by Jennifer Plecas. When she loses her first tooth, a girl's humming turns into a new sound. (5-8)
The Girl on the High-Diving Horse: An Adventure in Atlantic City ($16.99, 0-399-23649-X) by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Ted Lewin. In 1936, a girl longs to perform a daring stunt. (5-9)
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu ($16.99, 0-399-23302-4) by Ted Lewin recounts the discovery of this lost Incan city. (5-9)
Olivia Kidney ($15.99, 0-399-23850-6) by Ellen Potter, illus. by Peter Reynolds, centers on a girl whose father is the superintendent of a peculiar New York apartment building. (8-12)
Camp of the Angel ($16.99, 0-399-23882-4) by Aileen Arrington. A girl who doesn't want anyone to know about her problems at home learns a lesson when she takes in a stray cat. (9-12)
The Boy Who Saved Baseball ($17.99, 0-399-23622-8) by John H. Ritter. Can the mysterious new boy in town help the baseball team with the championship? (9-13)
Wizards of the Game ($16.99, 0-399-23706-2) by David Lubar. Mercer's favorite role-playing fantasy game becomes all too real. (10-14)
Prairie Whispers ($17.99, 0-399-23975-8) by Frances Arrington. Colleen agrees to keep a dying woman's newborn safe from her cruel husband. (10-14)
Malka ($18.99, 0-399-23984-7) by Mirjam Pressler, trans. by Brian Murdoch. A girl is separated from her family as they flee a Nazi raid of their Polish village. (12-up)
Alex Rider returns in Skeleton Key ($17.99, 0-399-23777-1) by Anthony Horowitz (10-14).
Board Book ReprintABC Kids ($6.99, 0-399-24001-2) by Laura Ellen Williams. (1-3).
PIGGY TOES PRESS/INTERVISUAL BOOKS
Glitter Critters ($14.95, 1-58117-199-4) by David A. Carter features pop-up characters. (2-5)
Elemenopee: The Day L, M, N, O and P Left the ABC's ($12.95, 1-58117-209-5) by Pamela Hall, illus. by James Williamson. Why did these letters leave the alphabet? (4-up)
Learning Fun Box: Animals Everywhere! ($9.95, 1-58117-208-7) by Thea Feldman, illus. by Tammie Lyon, displays animals in their environments. (4-up)
Ten Wishing Stars: A Countdown to Bedtime Book ($9.95, 1-58117-187-0) by Treesha Runnells, illus. by Sarah Dillard. Each little sheep's wish comes true. (3-up)
Eight Silly Monkeys ($9.95, 1-58117-186-2) by Steve Hascamp reveals monkeys' antics. (3-up)
Who's Hiding Inside? Animals (1-58117-207-9) and Reptiles (-206-0) by Ida Ageledis, illus. by Chris Lench. Egg-shaped books 'crack' open to answer animal riddles. ($7.95 each, 3-up)
Plush Learning Books: Apple (1-58117-191-9), Orange -192-7), Lemon (-194-3) and Pear (-193-5) by Dorothea DePrisco, illus. by Gary Taxali, are plush books introducing colors and words ($6.95 each, 2-up).
Ellie and Pinky's Pop-Up Shapes ($7.95, 1-58117-184-6) by Ingela Peterson presents shapes to identify. (5-up)
Willie and Buster Take the Train ($9.95, 1-58117-183-8) by Frank Ansley. A boy and his dog have a wild ride. (3-up)
Let's Go Play! ($10.95, 1-58117-185-4) by Salina Yoon is an interactive tale. (3-up)
My 100 First Words Book ($10.95, 1-58117-210-9) by Jessica Perez, illus. by Chloe March, features flaps, tabs and pop-ups. (3-up)
Matt's Mat (1-58117-197-8) and Matt's Hat (-198-6) by David Sim teach colors and shapes ($6.95 each, 3-up).
First Foil Poetry: Haikus Series: Love (1-58117-189-7) and Seasons (-188-9), illus. by Michelle Berg, collect foil-accented poems ($6.95 each, 3-up).
Scooby-Doo! The Case of the Disappearing Scooby Snacks! ($9.95, 1-58117-214-1), illus. by Vince Musacchia, tours the factory where Scooby Snacks are made. (3-up)
Scooby-Don't! ($10.95, 1-58117-215-X), illus. by Brad McMahon. Scooby and pals visit Dracula's castle. (3-up)
The Pilgrim Book of Bible Stories ($22.50, 0-8298-1487-6) by Mark Water, illus. by Diana Shimon, retells biblical tales. (9-12)
Florida A to Z ($19.95, 1-56164-249-5) by Susan Jane Ryan, illus. by Carol Tornatore, rounds up information about this state's history, people and places. (8-12)
Strange Creatures of the Timberland ($16.95, 9145-912-30-7) by Joyce Segal, illus. by Charles Robinson, offers myths and lore about the creatures that roamed the forests of America. (8-12)
By the Tango River ($16.95, 9145-912-31-5) by Oku Tabido, illus. by Gregory Filling. A Ugandan boy and his friends uncover an ancient mystery. (8-12)
Sparkle Basket ($5.99, 1-57151-713-8) by Jackie Wolf, illus. by April Roush, is a counting book die-cut to resemble an Easter basket. (2-4)
My Baby Book ($5.99, 1-57151-712-X) by Jackie Wolf, illus. by April Roush, provides spaces to attach photos marking children's milestones. (2-4)
Sparkle Purse ($5.99, 0-99863-00714-1) by Cathy Hapka, illus. by Lynne Schwaner, is a purse-shaped book that holds surprises. (2-5)
New Picture Me titles, illus. by April Roush, are Picture Me Easter Baby (1-57151-564-X) by Jackie Wolf and Picture Me as a Dinosaur (-568-2) by Jon Kapper ($4.99 each, up to 4); and Picture Me to the Rescue ($4.99, -567-4) by Cathy Hapka (2-5).
The American Girls Collection adds Kit's Railway Adventure ($15.95, 1-58485-575-4) by Harriet Brown, illus. by Walter Rane (7-12). New American Girl Short Stories are Kaya and the River Girl (-792-7) by Janet Shaw, illus. by Bill Farnsworth; Thanks to Josefina (-698-X) by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles; Kirsten's Promise (-696-3) by Shaw, illus. by Kim Lewis; Addy's Summer Place (-697-1) by Connie Porter, illus. by Dahl Taylor; Samantha's Special Talent (-693-9) by Sarah Masters Buckey, illus. by Troy Howell; Kit's Tree House (-699-8) by Tripp, illus. by Walter Rane; and Molly's Puppy Tale (-695-5) by Tripp, illus. by Nick Backes ($4.95 each, 7-12).
Joining American Girl Library are Birthday Pages and Pockets: A Memory Book ($12.95, 1-58485-709-9) by American Girl editors, illus. by Anne Keenan Higgins (8-up); A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Problems ($9.95 paper, -711-0) by Patti Kelley Crisswell, illus. by Angela Martini (8-up); Party Secrets ($8.95 paper, -708-0) by Sarah Jane Brian, illus. by Debra Dixon (8-up); and Sparkle Card Kit ($19.95, -707-2) by American Girl editors, illus. by Tracey Wood (9-up).
My Memory Book ($14.95, 1-58485-715-3), based on the text by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig. The Angelina Ballerina books inspired this volume for recording memories. (3-7)
Angelina Shines! ($4.99, 1-58485-779-X) is a coloring, activity and sticker book based on the Angelina Ballerina animated TV show. (3-7)
History Mysteries continues with Danger at the Wild West Show (1-58485-717-X, hardcover -718-8) by Alison Hart, illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles and Greg Dearth; and Gangsters at the Grand Atlantic (-719-6, hardcover -720-X) by Sarah Masters Buckey, illus. by Douglas Fryer and Dearth ($6.95 each, hardcover $10.95, 10-up). And Wild at Heart gains End of the Race-Book 12: Maggie ($4.95, -532-0) by Laurie Halse Anderson (10-up).
Adventures in Art and Architecture adds Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House (3-7913-2863-8) by Magdalena Holzhey and Cut-Out Fun with Matisse (-2858-1) by Max Hollein and Nina Hollein ($14.95 each, 8-up).
PRICE STERN SLOAN
Hoppy Feet ($9.99, 08431-0240-3) by Jocelyn Jamison, illus. by Claudine Gévry, includes a board book and baby socks that rattle. (up to 2)
The Toddler's Potty Book ($5.99, 0-8431-0509-7 bilingual edition -0502-X) by Alida Allison, illus. by Henry Parmentier, is a new edition of this potty-training tome. (2-5)
Yummy Chocolate Bunny ($5.99, 0-8431-0259-4) by Jocelyn Jamison, illus. by Jui Ishida, is a die-cut board book in the shape of a bunny. (2-6)
Five Little Bunny Rabbits (0-8431-0232-2) and Five Little Easter Eggs (-0233-0) by William Boniface, illus. by Lynn Adams, are holiday counting books featuring plastic pieces. (3-up)
A Basketful of Treats (0-8431-4585-4), Where's the Golden Egg? (-4586-2) and Lucky Leprechaun (-4587-0) by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Michelle Berg, are tales featuring foil art ($5.99 each, 3-5).
Celebrate America ($5.99, 0-8431-4588-9) by Lily Random, illus. by Michelle Berg, introduces foil-enhanced patriotic symbols. (3-5)
Easter Bunnies Everywhere ($9.99, 0-8431-0257-8) by William Boniface, illus. by Ronnie Rooney, is a chunky board book with a holiday theme. (3-6)
Jay Jay the Jet Plane soars on with Welcome to Tarrytown: A Book of First Words (08431-0260-8) and Jay Jay's Big Book of Flight (-0261-6) by Kelli Chipponeri, illus. by Chris Nowell ($7.99 each, 2-5); Jay Jay Counts (-0236-5) and Tracy's Colors (-0237-3) by Chipponeri, illus. by Linda Karl; and Snuffy's Opposites (-0306-X) and Herky's Shapes (-0307-8) by Erin Dempsey, illus. by Karl ($4.99 each, 2-5); Spending Time with Big Jake (-0234-9), adapted by Kirsten Larsen, based on a teleplay by Evelyn A.R. Gabai; The Opposites Game (-0235-7), adapted by Larsen, based on a teleplay by Megan Brown; Tracy's Snuggly Blanket (-0274-8), adapted by Jenny Miglis, based on a teleplay by Gabai; and Herky Catches Upsy-Downosis (-0275-6), adapted by Miglis, based on a teleplay by Brown ($3.49 each paper, 2-5); and Jay Jay Washes Up ($5.99 paper, -0486-4) by Chipponeri (2-5). And The Bee Attitudes buzzes on with Bee Happy (-0228-4), Bee Kind (-0229-2), Bee Smart (-0231-4) and Bee Safe (-0230-6) by Charles Reasoner ($3.99 each, 2-up).
Ultimate Hidden Pictures Across America (0-8431-0265-9) and Hidden Pictures Under the Sea (-0266-7) by Tony Tallarico offer hidden pictures ($3.99 each, all ages).
Fleecy Bunny (0-8431-7786-1), Fleecy Chick (-7785-3), Fleecy Kitty (-7787-X) and Fleecy Puppy (-7788-8), illus. by Patti Jennings, are cloth books shaped like these animals ($9.99 each, up to 2).
P Is for Passover ($4.99, 0-8431-0238-1) by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Margeaux Lucas, is a shaped alphabet book with a Passover theme. (2-5)
Mystery Mad Libs issues Scooby-Doo ($3.99, 0-8431-0239-X) by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (all ages). And Serendipity Books adds Sooty Foot ($4.99, -0253-5) by Stephen Cosgrove, illus. by Robin James (5-9).
More-If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? ($13, 1-59102-077-8) by Sandra McLeod Humphrey, illus. by Brian Strassburg, describes 25 scenarios that present kids with moral choices. (7-up)
Glory debuts with Glory (0-14-250038-0) and Shadow Tree (-250039-9) by Jodi Lynn ($9.99 each, 10-up).
Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny ($8.99, 0-14-250004-6) by Jan Karon, illus. by Teri Weidner (all ages).
This Little Egg Went to Market: A Lift-the-Flap Book ($6.99, 0-14-250012-7) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam, follows an egg from the farm to the home of the children who decorate it for Easter. (All ages)
Emily and Her Daddy: A Lift-the-Flap Book ($6.99, 0-14-250080-1) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Susan Calitri, is a Father's Day tale. (2-6)
D.I.Y. Girl: The Real Girl's Guide to Making Everything from Lip Gloss to Lamps ($12.99, 0-14-250048-8) by Jennifer Bonnell, illus. by Monica Gesue, shows how to make a variety of items. (12-up)
The Viking kicks off with Viking Pride (0-14-250029-1) and The Quest for Faith (-250030-5) by Christopher Tebbetts ($5.99 each, 8-12).
On a Wintry Morning (0-14-250006-2) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Stephen T. Johnson; and Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting (-250019-4) by Emma Dodd ($5.99 each, 2-5); Car Wash (0-698-11983-5) by Susan Steen and Sandra Steen, illus. by G. Brian Karas; and Raccoon on His Own (0-14-250071-2) by Jim Arnosky ($6.99 each, 2-6); Big Bad Bunny (-250015-1) by Alan Durant, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees; and Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (-250005-4) by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff ($6.99 each, 3-6); The House That Jack Built ($5.99, -230126-4) by Jeanette Winter (3-6); The Bear Came Over to My House (0-698-11988-6) by Rick Walton, illus. by James Warhola; Fledgling (-11985-1) by Robert J. Blake; Silver Seeds (0-14-250010-0) by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; and One Dark Night (-250069-0) by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung ($6.99 each, 3-8); Town Mouse Country Mouse (0-698-11986-X) by Jan Brett; The Rainbow Tulip (0-14-250009-7) by Pat Mora, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles; Fanny's Dream (-250060-7) by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner; and The Magic Nesting Doll (-250065-8) by Jacqueline Ogburn, illus. by Laurel Long ($6.99 each, 4-8); and Belly Button Boy (-250017-8) by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas; and Strega Nona Takes a Vacation (-250076-3) by Tomie dePaola ($5.99 each, 4-8).
Also, How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (0-14-250021-6) by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; and Oranges on Golden Mountain (-250033-X) by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Aki Sogabe ($6.99 each, 5-8); How the Cat Swallowed Thunder ($6.99, -250003-8) by Lloyd Alexander, illus. by Judith Byron Schachner (5-9); Nick Plays Baseball (0-698-11989-4) by Rachel Isadora; The Storytelling Princess (0-14-250085-2) by Rafe Martin, illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root; and Petit Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood (-250070-4) by Mike Artell, illus. by Jim Harris ($6.99 each, 5-up); Coolies (-250055-0) by Yin, illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet; and Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals-Beastly Tales (-250040-2) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith ($7.99 each, 5-up); Bug Muldoon: The Garden of Fear (-230242-2) by Paul Shipton, illus. by Elwood Smith; The Gawgon and the Boy (-250000-3) by Lloyd Alexander; The Eye of the Stone (-230246-5) by Tom Birdseye; Dial-A-Ghost (-250018-6) and The Great Ghost Rescue (-250087-9) by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes; and A Book of Coupons (-250115-8) by Susie Morgenstern, trans. by Gill Rosner, illus. by Serge Bloch ($5.99 each, 8-12); By Lizzie ($4.99, -250036-4) by Mary Eccles (8-12); and A Face First (-230247-3) by Priscilla Cummings; Fair Weather (-250034-8) by Richard Peck, Behind the Secret Window (-230241-4) by Nelly Toll, Moonshiner's Gold (-25023-2) by John R. Erickson, Strike Two (-250024-0) by Amy Goldman Koss and Notes from a Liar and Her Dog (-250068-2) by Gennifer Choldenko ($5.99 each, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Froggy reprints Froggy Eats Out ($5.99, 0-14-250061-5) by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (2-7). Max and Ruby return in Max and Ruby's Midas ($5.99, -250066-6) by Rosemary Wells (3-7). Amber Brown is back in It's a Fair Day, Amber Brown ($3.99, 0-698-11982-7) by Paula Danziger, illus. by Tony Ross (5-8). Young Cam Jansen reprints Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery ($3.99, 0-14-250079-8) by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (5-8). Peter's Neighborhood welcomes The Clubhouse (-250054-2) and Loose Tooth (-250064-X) by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Allan Eitzen ($3.99 each, 5-8). Cam Jansen reappears in Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery ($3.99, -230244-9) by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (7-10).
Joining Horrible Harry is Horrible Harry Goes to Sea ($3.99, -250002-X) by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (7-10). Time Warp Trio issues Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? ($4.99, -250020-8) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley (7-11). New to Jiggy McCue are The Poltergoose (-250016-X) and The Killer Underpants (-250088-7) by Michael Lawrence ($5.99 each, 8-12). And The Freddy Collection adds Freddy and Mr. Camphor ($7.99, -230248-1) by Walter R. Brooks, illus. by Kurt Wiese (8-up).
Revolting Rhymes (0-14-230226-0) and The Enormous Crocodile (-230245-7) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake ($7.99 each, 6-up); Song of the Trees ($5.99, -250075-5) by Mildred D. Taylor, illus. by Jerry Pinkney (8-12); and Mieko and the Fifth Treasure ($5.99, 0-698-11990-8) by Eleanor Coerr (9-12).
Paperback Series Reissues
Spot reissues Puffin Lift-the-Flap Books: Spot Can Count (0-14-250121-2), Spot Goes to the Beach (-250122-0), Spot Goes to the Farm (-250123-9), Spot's Birthday Party (-250125-5), Where's Spot? (-250126-3) and Spot Goes to the Park (-250124-7) by Eric Hill ($6.99 each, 2-6). And Hank the Cowdog reappears in The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog: 20th Anniversary Edition ($4.99, -250127-1) by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes (8-12).
PURPLE HOUSE PRESS
Mio, My Son ($17.95, 1-930900-23-6) by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Ilon Wikland. A foster child from Stockholm becomes the son of the king of Farawayland. (7-10)
The Brothers Lionheart ($17.95, 1-930900-24-4) by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Ilon Wikland. After their deaths, two brothers are reunited in the land where sagas come from. (8-12)
The Big Kerplop! An Adventure of the Mad Scientists' Club ($17.95, 1-930900-22-8) by Bertrand Brinley, illus. by Charles Greer. Club members investigate a mysterious bomb that has fallen into a lake. (8-12)
Time at the Top ($17.95, 1-930900-19-8) by Edward Ormondroyd, illus. by Barb Ericksen. A girl takes an elevator ride and finds herself in a strange place and time. (8-12)
31 Uses for a Mom ($12.99, 0-399-23862-X) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Rebecca Doughty, spotlights the many things at which mothers excel. (All ages)
In the Beginning ($12.99, 0-399-23997-9) by Rachel Isadora celebrates the miracle of birth. (All ages)
America the Beautiful ($16.99, 0-399-23885-9), based on the poem by Katherine Lee Bates, illus. by Wendell Minor, pays tribute to this country's landmarks and historic moments. (All ages)
For the Love of a Pug ($15.99, 0-399-23781-X) by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard centers on an affectionate pooch. (All ages)
Twins! ($10.99, 0-399-23718-6) by Charlotte Doyle, illus. by Julia Gorton, reveals the double joy of twins. (1-3)
Marcos Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue (0-399-24010-1) and Marcos Counts: One, Two, Three (-24011-X) by Tomie dePaola. When Morgie teaches his adopted brother colors and numbers, Marcos repeats the words in Spanish. (1-3)
Spike in Trouble ($13.99, 0-399-23765-8) by Paulette Bogan. Spike is blamed for things he didn't do. (2-6)
Next Please ($14.99, 0-399-23758-5) by Ernst Jandl, illus. by Norman Junge. Six injured playthings await their turn to be repaired. (3-6)
Eight Animals Play Ball ($15.99, 0-399-23569-8) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Lee Chapman. Animals play baseball in this tale that incorporates Spanish vocabulary. (4-8)
Homespun Sarah ($15.99, 0-399-23417-9) by Verla Kay, illus. by Ted Rand, is the story of a girl in colonial Pennsylvania. (4-8)
Don't Let Go! ($16.99, 0-399-24008-X) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross. Megan is nervous about learning to ride a bike. (4-8)
Grumblebunny ($15.99, 0-399-23780-1) by Bob Hartman, illus. by David Clark. Can Grumblebunny free himelf and his cousins from the wolf's stew pot? (4-8)
Orphan Train ($15.99, 0-399-23613-9) by Verla Kay, illus. by Ken Stark. Lucy and her brothers travel to the Midwest on an orphan train. (4-8)
Armadillo's Orange ($15.99, 0-399-23412-8) by Jim Arnosky. Lost in the orange grove, Armadillo relies on neighbors to help him find his way home. (4-8)
Jack and Jill ($15.99, 0-399-23553-1) by Daniel Kirk reveals what happens when this duo find a crocodile in the well. (4-8).
Oh No, Gotta Go! ($14.99, 0-399-23493-4) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Spanish and English words combine to convey the urgency of what inevitably happens after the car pulls away from home. (4-8)
Not Just Tutus ($13.99, 0-399-23603-1) by Rachel Isadora collects brief poems about young ballet dancers' mishaps and triumphs. (5-up)
Oh, Brother! ($15.99, 0-399-23766-6) by Ken Stark. The author recalls playing with his brother on their family's farm in the 1950s. (5-up)
Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol ($16.99, 0-399-23869-7) by James Warhola recounts the author's childhood visits to his uncle in New York City. (5-up)
Music Is ($14.99, 0-399-23336-9) by Lloyd Moss, illus. by Philippe Petit-Roulet, pays tribute to the ways in which people enjoy music. (5-up)
Who Moved My Cheese? For Kids ($19.99, 0-399-24016-0) by Spencer Johnson, M.D., illus. by Steve Pileggi, adapts this adult book for children. (5-up)
The Train They Call the City of New Orleans ($16.99, 0-399-23853-0) by Steve Goodman, illus. by Michael McCurdy, follows this train's journey from Chicago to Louisiana. (5-up)
Locomotion ($15.99, 0-399-23115-3) by Jacqueline Woodson. In this novel told in verse, Lonnie's writing helps him cope with the loss of his parents. (10-up)
Overnight ($15.99, 0-399-23782-8) by Adele Griffin. During a sleepover, one of Caitlin's friends disappears. (10-up)
Thief of Dreams ($16.99, 0-399-23135-8) by Todd Strasser. Martin begins to suspect his visiting uncle might be a thief. (10-up)
Saving the Planet & Stuff ($17.99, 0-399-23761-5) by Gail Gauthier. Michael has second thoughts about his internship at an environmental magazine. (10-up)
Alt Ed ($17.99, 0-399-23854-9) by Catherine Atkins centers on a teen who receives phone calls harassing her about being overweight. (12-up)
Fat Kid Rules the World ($17.99, 0-399-23990-1) by K.L. Going. A high-school drop-out talks a boy out of suicide. (14-up)
Eric Hill's Spot returns in Spot's Little Books of Fun: At Home (0-399-23895-6), At the Beach (-23892-1), At the Farm (-23893-X) and In the Garden (-23894-8); and Spot's Bath (-24033-0) ($5.95 each, 1-3).Tomie dePaola revisits 26 Fairmont in Things Will NEVER Be the Same ($13.99, -23982-0, 7-11). And Herbie Jones stars in Herbie Jones Moves On ($14.99, -23635-X) by Suzy Kline (7-11).
Board Book Reprint
Spot Bakes a Cake ($7.99, 0-399-24013-6) by Eric Hill (1-3).
The Kin ($24.99, 0-399-24022-5; Firebird paperback $7.99, -250120-4) by Peter Dickinson (10-up).
One More River: Noah's Ark in Song ($16.95, 1-929927-45-2) by Diz Wallis illustrates this African-American spiritual. (4-8)
New Peek-Through Board Books are In the Arctic (1-929927-47-9) and In the Ocean (-46-0) by Steve Lavis ($5.95 each, 2-4). And Interactive Books issues We're Going on an Airplane (-51-7) and The New Yellow Bulldozer (-50-9) by Steve Augarde ($9.95 each, 2-5).
Sleeping Bunny ($18.99, 0-375-81541-4) by Emily Snowell Keller, illus. by Pamela Silin-Palmer, offers a twist on 'Sleeping Beauty.' (All ages)
Happy Birthday to You! ($6.99, 0-375-82311-5) by Dr. Seuss is a pop-up board book version of this tale. (All ages)
Piggy's Belly Button ($12.99, 0-375-82177-5). What happens when Piggy disobeys his mother and pushes his belly button? (All ages)
Bible Songs for the Very Young ($7.99, 0-375-81591-0) is a board book presenting illustrated spirituals. (up to 4)
My First Thomas: Fix-It Day ($4.99, 0-375-82219-4), illus. by Josie Yee. In this book with index tabs, Thomas is tuned up and shined. (1-4)
What's Up? What's Down? What's All Around? ($5.99, 0-375-82312-3) by Joy Bean, illus. by Christopher Santoro, is a lift-the-flap book that shows what flies in the sky and what's found in the ground. (1-4)
Thomas and Friends: A Day Out with Thomas ($5.99, 0-375-82562-2) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs. Sir Topham Hatt visits Thomas in this tale with die-cut spaces for inserting photos. (2-7)
The Best Place to Read ($14.95, 0-375-82293-3) by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom, illus. by Michael Garland. Mother's lap is the ideal spot to snuggle with a book. (3-6)
The Three Railway Engines ($6.99, 0-375-82408-1) by Rev. W. Awdry. First published in 1945, this tale introduces Edward, Gordon and Henry-and shows Thomas in the background. (3-7)
Edward the Blue Engine ($6.99, 0-375-82407-3) by Rev. W. Awdry, collects four stories about this loyal engine. (3-7)
I Saw a Bullfrog ($15.95, 0-375-82173-2) by Ellen Stern compiles poems that imagine what combinations of animals would look like. (3-7)
Big Dog... Little Dog ($8.99, 0-375-82297-6) by P.D. Eastman. This story of two pooches presents the concepts of size, color and opposites. (5-8)
The Random House Book of Shakespeare Stories ($20.95, 0-375-81610-0) by Andrew Matthews, illus. by Angela Barrett, retells eight plays. (8-12)
Random House Nubby Board Books by Stan Herman issues Nubby Bear (0-375-81435-3), Nubby Bunny (-81437-X), Nubby Kitty (-81434-5) and Nubby Pup (-81436-1) ($7.99 each, up to 4). New Random House Chunky Block Books are The Little Book of Kisses (-82395-6) and The Little Book of Hugs (-82396-4) by Steve Wiesinger, illus. by Sumiko; and The Little Noisy Book (-82397-2) and The Little Quiet Book (-82398-0) by Katharine Ross, illus. by Jean Hirashima ($4.99 each, 1-3). And The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library offers If I Ran the Rain Forest: All About Tropical Rain Forests ($8.99, -81097-8) by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz (5-8).
Giraffes ($3.25, 0-375-82188-0) by Ann Purmell, illus. by Jean Cassels, reveals a day in the life of a giraffe family. (3-7)
We Love Baseball ($3.25, 0-375-81442-6) by Peggy Harrison focuses on a team of young players. (3-7)
Thomas & Friends: Percy's Chocolate Crunch ($3.25, 0-375-81392-6). Percy has an accident at the chocolate factory. (3-7)
Big Mike's Police Car ($32.5, 0-375-82334-4) by Leslie McGuire, illus. by Jo Mathieu, follows a police officer's day. (3-7)
Wild Moms! ($3.25, 0-375-82205-4) by Ginjer Clarke, illus. by Bettina Ogden, shows how mothers of various species love their babies. (3-7)
Thomas and the Rumors ($8.95, -82372-7). Illustrated with photos from the TV show, this storybook comes with an audiocassette. (3-7)
Step into Reading Books marches on with Jungle Friends (0-7364-2089-4); and The Pup Speaks Up: A Phonics Reader (0-375-81232-6) by Anna Jane Hays, illus. by Valeria Petrone ($3.99 each, 3-6); Pooh's Graduation (0-7364-1353-7) and Best Dad in the Sea (-2131-9) ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (0-375-8120-6) by Shirley Raye Redmond, illus. by John Manders; Mud Soup (-81087-0) by Judith Head, illus. by Susan Guevara; and Arthur and the School Pet (-81001-3) by Marc Brown ($3.99 each, 5-7).
New Stepping Stone Books are Top Secret, Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B. (and Me!) (0-375-82375-1) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($11.95 hardcover, 6-9); Magic Tree House Research Guide: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms (-81358-6) by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.99, 6-9); Magic Tree House: High Tide in Hawaii (-80616-4) by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Murdocca; and Too Small for the Team (-81272-5) by Stan and Jan Berenstain ($3.99 each, 6-9); Don't Invite a Shark to Dinner: and Other Lessons from the Sea ($5.99, 0-7364-2125-4, 6-10); and A to Z Mysteries: The School Skeleton (0-375-81368-3) by Ron Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney; and Andrew Lost: Andrew Lost in the Garden (-81280-6) by J.C. Greenburg ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Landmark Books adds As Far as the Eye Can Reach: Lewis and Clark's Westward Quest ($14.95 hardcover, -82168-6) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (8-up); and Gettysburg (-81348-9) by MacKinlay Kantor and The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (0-394-89181-3) by Elizabeth Payne ($5.99 each, 11-up).
Justice League adds Red Justice (0-553-48774-4) by Michael Teitelbaum and Wild at Heart (-48775-2) by Louise Simonson ($4.99 each, 8-12). Myth Quest debuts with The Minotaur (-48759-0) and Red Wolf's Daughter (-48761-2) by Tom Mason and Dan Danko; and Hammer of the Gods (-48760-4) and Minokichi (-48762-0) by John Whitman ($4.99 each, 10-up). And Alias continues with Alias Prequels: A Secret Life (-49399-X) and Sister Spy (-49401-5) by Laura Peyton Roberts, and Disappeared (-49400-7) by Lynn Mason ($5.99 each, 12-up).
Garden of Angels ($9.95, 0-553-57093-5) by Lurlene McDaniel. This novel set in the South centers on a mother's illness and a daughter's devotion. (12-up)
Me and My Senses ($12.95, 0-375-81102-8) by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Annette Cable, introduces the five senses. (4-8)
The Encyclopedia of Preserved People: Pickled, Frozen, and Mummified Corpses from Around the World ($14.95, 0-375-82287-9) by Natalie Jane Prior, rounds up facts about this phenomenon. (7-12)
Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters That Changed History ($17.95, 0-375-82249-6) by Bryn Barnard compiles 10 tales of volcanoes, earthquakes and other catastrophes. (8-12)
First to Fly: How Wilbur & Orville Invented the Airplane ($19.95, 0-375-81287-3) by Peter Busby, illus. by David Craig, tells the story of these Ohio brothers' invention. (8-up)
Rider in the Sky: How an American Cowboy Built England's First Airplane ($16.95, 0-375-81106-0) by John Hulls, illus. by David Weitzman, tells how Samuel Cody built this aircraft in 1908. (10-13)
American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm ($15.95, 0-375-82243-7) by Gail Buckley, adapted by Tonya Bolden, examines the heroism of these soldiers. (10-up)
Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 ($16.95, 0-375-82231-3) by Michael Capuzzo. In this adaptation from his adult book, the author recounts sharks' attacks at the Jersey Shore. (10-up)
Ice Age Sabertooth: The Most Ferocious Cat That Ever Lived ($8.99, 0-375-82193-7) by Barbara Hehner, illus. by Mark Hallett, focuses on this species. (7-10)
RANDOM HOUSE/ DELACORTE
Akiko and the Alpha Centauri 5000 ($9.95, 0-385-72969-3) by Mark Crilley offers a tale about spaceships, aliens and a reluctant fifth-grader. (All ages)
Polly's Absolutely Worst Birthday Ever ($14.95, 0-385-73025-X) by Frances Thomas, illus. by Sally Gardner. Polly must cancel her party when she comes down with chicken pox. (6-9)
Little Red Ink Drinkers ($9.95, 0-385-72967-7) by Éric Sanvoisin, trans. by Georges Moroz, illus. by Martin Matje, is a companion to The Ink Drinker. (8-12)
Macaroni Boy ($15.95, 0-385-73016-0) by Katherine Ayres. To help his ailing grandfather, Mike must solve the mystery of an explosion at a banana warehouse. (8-12)
Inside the Alamo ($16.95, 0-385-32574-6) by Jim Murphy examines this Texas battle. (8-12)
Made You Look ($15.95, 0-385-72979-0) by Diane Roberts. On a family camping trip, Jason dreams about being a contestant on a game show. (8-12)
Calliope Day Falls... in Love? ($14.95, 0-385-73070-5) by Charles Haddad. Calliope finds a love poem. (8-12)
Cat on a Hottie's Tin Roof ($12.95, 0-385-73059-4) by Shelley Swanson Sateren is a novel about fitting in, staying true and branching out. (8-12)
Half and Half ($15.95, 0-385-73038-1) by Lensey Namioka. A girl explores her Scottish and Chinese heritages. (8-12)
The Last Dog on Earth ($15.95, 0-385-73005-5) by Daniel Ehrenhaft. Logan hates everyone-except a mangy mutt that needs his help. (9-12)
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy ($15.95, 0-385-72961-8) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is a true tale about a teenager who became a wartime spy. (10-14)
The Mum Hunt ($15.95, 0-385-73102-7) by Gwyneth Rees offers a lesson in the art of matchmaking. (10-up)
Wandering Warrior ($15.95, 0-385-73020-9) by Da Chen is a coming-of-age tale set in 19th-century China. (12-up)
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood ($15.95, 0-385-72934-0) by Ann Brashares is a sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (12-up)
Deep ($15.95, 0-385-73057-8) by Susanna Vance. The paths of Birdie and Morgan collide at sea when the two become involved with a crazy young man. (12-up)
Cuba 15 ($15.95, 0-385-73021-7) by Nancy Osa. Violet unleashes conflicted feelings within her family when she explores her Cuban roots. (12-up)
Girls in Tears ($9.95, 0-385-73082-9) by Jacqueline Wilson concludes the Girls Quartet. (12-up)
The Wolves Chronicles adds Midwinter Nightingale ($15.95, 0-385-73081-0) by Joan Aiken (8-12).
I, Houdini: The Autobiography of a Self-Educated Hamster (0-385-73075-6), The Farthest-Away Mountain (-73077-2) and The Fairy Rebel (-73076-4) by Lynne Reid Banks ($15.95 each, 9-12).
China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution (0-385-73050-0) by Da Chen; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (-73058-6) by Ann Brashares; and Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima (-73064-0) by James Bradley with Ron Powers, adapted by Michael French ($8.95 each, 12-up).
See You Soon Moon ($6.99, 0-440-41773-2) by Donna Conrad, illus. by Don Carter (2-6); Starring Lucille (-41796-1) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner; and It's Simple, Said Simon (-41772-4) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Meilo So ($6.99 each, 3-7); And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends ($6.99, -41776-7) by Hoberman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (4-8); and Dim Sum for Everyone! (-41770-8) by Grace Lin; The Sick Day (-41771-6) by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Jane Dyer; Desser the Best Cat Ever (-41774-0) by Maggie Smith; and Anne of Green Gables (-41614-0) by L.M. Montgomery, adapted by M.C. Helldorfer, illus. by Ellen Beier ($6.99 each, 5-8).
RANDOM HOUSE/DELL/LAUREL LEAF
New Readers Circle Editions are The Phantom Tollbooth ($5.99, 0-440-23808-0) by Norman Juster (8-up); When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (-23841-2) by Kimberly Willis Holt; and Lord of the Nutcracker Men (-41812-7) by Iain Lawrence ($5.99 each, 10-up); and The Rag and Bone Shop (-22971-5) by Robert Cormier and The Gospel According to Larry (-23792-0) by Janet Tashjian ($5.99 each, 12-up).
Lord of the Deep (0-440-22911-1) by Graham Salisbury and The Cay (-22912-X) by Theodore Taylor ($5.50 each, 10-up); Shades of Simon Gray (-22804-2) by Joyce McDonald, Playing for Keeps (-22867-0) by Joan Lowery Nixon and The Gadget (-22951-0) by Paul Zindel ($5.50 each, 12-up); Girls Under Pressure (-22958-8) and Girls Out Late (-22959-6) by Jacqueline Wilson ($4.99 each, 12-up); The Seer and the Sword ($6.50, -22977-4) by Victoria Hanley (12-up); and Freedom Beyond the Sea ($5.50, -22868-9) by Waldtraut Lewin, trans. by Elizabeth Crawford (14-up).
Necklace of Raindrops: And Other Stories ($4.99, 0-440-41850-X) by Joan Aiken, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (6-10); Polly's Really Secret Diary ($4.50, -41704-X) by Frances Thomas, illus. by Sally Gardner (6-9); I Was a Third Grade Spy ($4.99, -41871-2) by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Herm Auch (7-10); Butterfly Buddies ($4.50, -41885-2) by Judy Cox (7-10); A Straw for Two (-41665-5) by Éric Sanvoisin, trans. by Georges Moroz, illus. by Martin Matje; Some Kind of Pride (-41669-8) by Maria Testa; Vicky Angel (-41808-9) by Jacqueline Wilson, illus. by Nick Sharratt; and Grover G. Graham and Me (-41918-2) by Mary Quattlebaum ($4.99 each, 8-12); All the Way Home ($5.99, -41182-3) by Patricia Reilly Giff (8-12); Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo ($4.99, -41891-7) by Mark Crilley (8-up); The Trouble with Cats (-41809-7) by Martha Freeman, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith; The Boys Return (-41675-2) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Tiger's Fall (-41876-3) by Molly Bang; and Tria and the Great Star Rescue (-41824-0) by Rebecca Kraft Rector ($4.99 each, 9-12); The Buccaneers ($5.50, -41671-X) by Iain Lawrence (10-14); Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist ($6.99, -41917-4) by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (10-up); Girl of Kosovo ($4.99, -41853-4) by Alice Mead (10-up); A Single Shard ($5.99, -41851-8) by Linda Sue Park (10-up); The Amber Spyglass ($6.50, -41856-9) by Philip Pullman (12-up); and His Dark Materials Boxed Set ($19.50, -41951-4) by Pullman (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Nate the Great reprints Nate the Great and the Big Sniff ($4.50, -41502-0) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Martha Weston (6-9). The Cats of Cuckoo Square welcomes Callie's Kitten (-41816-X) and Geejay the Hero (-41817-8) by Adèle Geras, illus. by Tony Ross ($3.99 each, 6-9). Melanie Martin returns in Melanie Martin Goes Dutch: The Private Diary of My Almost Bummer Summer with Cecily, Matt the Brat, and Vincent van Go Go Go ($4.99, -41899-2) by Carol Weston (8-12). And Sammy Keyes reappears in Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes ($4.99, -41900-X) by Wendelin Van Draanen (10-up).
Julian, Secret Agent (0-394-81949-7) by Ann Cameron, illus. by Diane Allison; and Julian, Dream Doctor (0-679-80524-9) by Cameron, illus. by Ann Strugnell ($4.50 each, 5-9); Julian's Glorious Summer ($4.99, 0-394-89117-1) by Cameron (5-9); and Belles on Their Toes ($5.50, 0-440-41897-6) by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, illus. by Donald McKay (11-up).
It's Easter, Pooh! ($3.99, 0-7364-2100-9) is a board book describing Pooh's Easter egg hunt. (up to 4)
The Jungle Book: A Little Golden Book ($2.99, -2096-7) presents this classic tale. (2-5)
Deep Sea Dreams (-2102-5) and Toy Hero (-2103-3). These board books with 3-D plastic covers star Ariel and Buzz Lightyear ($5.99 each, 3-6).
A Touch of Magic (-2113-0) and Toy Party! (-2112-2) are books with spinning wheels featuring Disney princesses; and Toy Story characters ($7.99 each, 3-6).
The Jungle Book II: A Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99, -2084-3) is a sequel to The Jungle Book. (3-8)
Finding Nemo: A Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99, -2126-2) is a tie-in to this forthcoming film. (3-8)
Piglet's Big Movie ($8.99, -2090-8) is a storybook based on the animated film of the same title. (5-8)
Bright & Ready issues My Squeaky Toys (0-7364-2026-6), Have a Ball (-2028-2) and Rat-a-Tat Cat (-2023-4) ($7.99 each, up to 2). And Peek-a-Boo Board Books presents Pooh's Search for Honey (-2052-5), Piglet's New Friend (-2053-3), Eeyore's Not-So-Gloomy Day (-2055-X) and What Tiggers Do Best (-2054-1) ($6.99 each, 3-5).
Buzz Blows Bubbles and Other Tongue Twisters ($3.25, 0-7364-2086-X) rounds up tongue twisters inspired by Toy Story . (2-5)
Piglet's Big Movie ($3.25, -2111-4) retells the story of this animated film. (2-5)
Fish School ($3.25, -2127-0) is a shaped book centering on the title character in Finding Nemo. (2-5)
Patch's London Adventure ($3.25, -2008-8) is a tale about one of the Dalmatian pups. (5-8)
101 Dalmatians ($3.25, -2145-9) retells this story. (5-8)
The Jungle Book II ($3.25, -1322-7) brings back the characters from The Jungle Book. (5-8)
The Easter Bear? ($3.25, -1298-0). Pooh stands in for the Easter Bunny. (5-8)
Sleeping Beauty ($3.25, -1318-9) is a retelling of this classic. (5-8)
Beauties in Bloom ($3.25, -2094-0) stars Snow White and Cinderella. (5-8)
Alien Round-Up ($3.25, -2161-0) retells the story from A Stitch Movie. (5-8)
Finding Nemo: Junior Novel ($4.99, -2130-0) is a tie-in to this film. (9-12)
What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo? ($15.95, 0-385-74635-0) by Emma Chichester Clark. Does Blue Kangaroo have the courage to do something all by himself? (2-5)
The Squeaky, Creaky Bed ($15.95, 0-385-74630-X) by Pat Thomson, illus. by Niki Daly, offers a bedtime tale. (2-6)
Dog Days: Starring Otis ($15.95, 0-385-74621-0) by Amanda Harvey is a companion tale to Dog Eared. (3-6)
Night-Night, Little One ($15.95, 0-385-32732-3) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Maggie Kneen. Duffy's mother tells him about all the animals that come out at night. (3-6)
Crispin and the 3 Little Piglets ($15.95, 0-385-74633-4) by Ted Dewan. Crispin welcomes three new siblings. (3-6)
Varjak Paw ($15.95, 0-385-75019-6) by S.F. Said. Can Varjak Paw survive on the Outside and save himself and his family? (8-12)
RANDOM HOUSE/GOLDEN BOOKS
The Gift of Love (0-307-10407-9) by Jennifer Weinberg and How Do You Know It's Spring? (-10520-2) by Linda Masterson, both illus. by Samuel Butcher, are lift-the-flap tales featuring the Precious Moments characters ($4.99 each, up to 4).
Building Buddies ($6.99, -10334-X). Readers help Bob the Builder decide which machine to use for different jobs. (3-6)
The Friendly Book (0-307-10643-8) and Home for a Bunny (-10546-6) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Garth Brooks; The Poky Little Puppy (-10328-5) by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren; Scuffy the Tugboat (-10547-4) by Gertrude Crampton, illus. by Tibor Gergely; and The Fuzzy Duckling (-10325-0) by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Alice and Martin Provensen ($8.99 each, 2-5); Baby Farm Animals (-02175-0), illus. by Garth Williams; and Noah's Ark (-10440-0) by Barbara Shook Hazen, illus. by Mircea Catusanu ($2.99 each, 2-5); and The Wonderful House ($12.99, -10326-9) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by J.P. Miller (2-5).
The New Potty ($3.25, 0-375-82631-9) by Gina and Mercer Mayer, illus. by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter helps his sister learn to use the potty. (2-4)
Finding Nemo ($2.99, 0-7364-2139-4) stars the clownfish from this film. (2-4)
Just a Little League Game (0-307-10451-6) and Just a Thunderstorm (0-375-82633-5) by Gina and Mercer Mayer, illus. by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter plays in his first Little League game and lives through a thunderstorm ($3.25 each, 3-7).
We Love America ($3.25, 0-307-10427-3) by Linda Masterson. The Precious Moments characters celebrate their country. (4-8)
Barbie Rules starts up with Be Your Own Best Friend! ($3.25, 0-307-10355-2) by Louise Gikow (5-8). And Road to Reading adds Shipwreck Fever ($3.99, -26416-5) by Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Ilene Richard (7-8).
I Hear America Singing!: Folksongs for American Families ($24.95) by Kathleen Krull is a folksong collection packaged with a CD. (All ages)
A Bunny for All Seasons ($9.95, 0-375-82256-9) by Janet Schulman, illus. by Meilo So, follows a bunny through the seasons. (2-6)
Last Night I Dreamed a Circus ($15.95, 0-375-82388-3) by Maya Gottfried, illus. by Robert Rahway Zakanitch. The narrator dreams herself into a circus act. (3-6)
Sleep Tight, Little Mouse ($12.95, 0-375-82308-5) by Mary Morgan is a bedtime tale. (3-6)
Lucille Camps In ($14.95, 0-517-80041-1) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner, recounts Lucille the Pig's camping adventure. (3-7)
The Alphabet Keeper ($14.95, 0-375-82347-6) by Mary Murphy. What happens when the letters escape while the Alphabet Keeper cleans their cage? (4-8)
Gaspard and Lisa's Rainy Day ($9.95, 0-375-82252-6) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. The title characters find inventive ways to avoid boredom. (4-8)
Lisa's Baby Sister ($9.95, 0-375-82251-8) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. When Lisa's baby sister arrives, everyone makes a fuss-except Lisa. (4-8)
Joe-Joe's First Flight ($15.95, 0-375-81053-6) by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Can Joe-Joe bring back the moon and restore the townsfolk's hope? (5-8)
Titus Rules! ($15.95, 0-375-81461-2) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by John Eastwood. Titus the dog endears himself to the queen. (7-10)
Animal Sense ($14.95, 0-375-82384-0) by Diane Ackerman, illus. by Peter Sís, collects poems about the senses. (8-12)
Gifts from the Sea ($14.95, 0-375-82257-7) by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, illus. by Judy Pederson, is a novel set against the backdrop of a Maine lighthouse. (10-up)
To the Edge of the World ($15.95, 0-375-82338-7) by Michelle Torrey. An orphan boy joins Magellan's historical voyage. (12-up)
Zipped ($15.95, 0-375-81491-4) by Laura and Tom McNeal. Mick learns through an e-mail that his stepmother is cheating on his father. (12-up)
Mahalia ($15.95, 0-375-82325-5) by Joanne Horniman is the story of a teenage boy who becomes a father. (12-up)
Death and the Arrow ($15.95, 0-375-82466-9) by Chris Priestley presents a mystery set in 18th-century London. (12-up)
Sammy Keyes stars in Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception ($15.95, 0-375-81176-1) by Wendelin Van Draanen (10-up).
The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose ($19.95, 0-679-88736-9), illus. by Arnold Lobel (up to 6); The Greentail Mouse ($15.95, 0-375-82399-9) by Leo Lionni (4-8); Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt ($15.95, 0-679-82311-5) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by James Ransome (5-10); and Ellen's Lion: Twelve Stories ($12.95, 0-375-82288-7) by Crockett Johnson (6-10).
Flipped ($8.95, 0-375-82544-4) by Wendelin Van Draanen (10-14).
How Angel Peterson Got His Name: And Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports ($12.95, 0-385-72949-9) by Gary Paulsen, collects stories about the boyhood antics of the author and his friends. (10-up)
The Dark Horse ($15.95, 0-385-73054-3) by Marcus Sedgwick. On the day of the wolf hunt, Sig rescues a girl who has been sheltered by wolves. (10-up)
Dust ($15.95, 0-385-73004-7) by Arthur Slade. Only Robert has the power to confront the forces responsible for the disappearance of children from his town. (10-up)
Finding Our Way: Stories ($15.95, 0-385-73051-9) by René Saldaña Jr. collects tales about kids finding their way out of trouble. (12-up)
The Glass Café: Or, the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Rich and a Little Bit Famous ($12.95, 0-385-32499-5) by Gary Paulsen is a novel that portrays the bond between a mother and son. (12-up)
RANDOM HOUSE/PARA NIÑOS
Series in Spanish
Baby Fingers offers Tomás y sus amigos (Thomas & Friends) ($4.99, 0-375-82421-9, up to 3); and Elmo y sus aventuras con animales (Elmo's Animal Adventures) (-82422-7) by Joy LaBrack, illus. by Sue DiCicco ($4.99, up to 4). And new Bright & Early Board Books are Ve, perro. ¡Ve! (Go, Dog. Go!) (-82361-1) by P.D. Eastman, trans. by Adolfo Perez Perdomo; and Los osos Berenstain: Sombrero viejo, sombrero nuevo (The Berenstain Bears: Old Hat, New Hat) (-82360-3) by Stan and Jan Berenstain, trans. by Perdomo ($4.99 each, up to 3).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Step into Reading adds Amigos en la selva (Jungle Friends) (0-7364-2142-4) and Piglet se siente pequeño (Piglet Feels Small) (-2143-2) ($3.99 each, 3-6).
RANDOM HOUSE/SESAME WORKSHOP
End of the Rainbow: A Slide-and-Seek Book ($8.99, 0-375-81597-X). The Dragon Tales characters discover what is at the end of the rainbow. (3-6)
Sesame Beginnings gains Clang-Clang! Bang-Bang! ($6.99, 0-375-81536-8) by Wendy Lewison, illus. by Christopher Moroney (up to 6 mos.); So Big! ($7.99, -81537-6) by Anna Jane Hays, illus. by Moroney (6-12 mos.); and Hello!/Goodbye! (-82343-3) and Cookie Rhyme, Cookie Time (-82342-5), both illus. by Abigail Tabby ($7.99 each, up to 3).
Welcome to the Clubhouse! ($5.99, 0-375-82324-7), illus. by Mike Pantuso, introduces the members of the Monster Clubhouse. (2-4)
Raining Cats and Dogs ($3.25, 0-375-81427-2) by Irene Trimble, illus. by Don Williams, is a Dragon Tales caper. (3-6)
A Perfect Picnic ($3.25, 0-375-81455-8) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Tom Brannon. The Sesame Street gang enjoys a picnic. (3-6)
A Show of Kindness (0-307-10309-9) and Dragonberry Bake-Off (-10272-6) are stories featuring the Dragon Tales characters ($3.99 each, 3-7).
RAVEN TREE PRESS
Jimmy Jammers/Jaimito Pijama ($16.95, 0-9701107-9-0) by Kevin Brennan, illus. by Elizabeth Driessen. In this bilingual tale, Tommy has outgrown his favorite pajamas. (4-8)
The Riches of Rangoberra/Las riquezas de Rangoberra ($16.95, 0-9720192-1-9) by Jane Weber, illus. by Rijalynne Saari. A handmaiden makes a treasured quilt in this bilingual story. (5-9)
Remember Me? Alzheimer's Through the Eyes of a Child/¿Te acuerdas de mí? La enfermedad de Alzheimer a través de los ojos de un niño ($16.95, 0-9720192-5-1) by Sue Glass, illus. by W. Yunker. This bilingual tale centers on a girl whose grandfather has Alzheimer's disease. (5-10)
Snuggle Bunnies ($6.99, 0-7944-0040-X) by Lisa McCue is a bedtime tale. (18 mos.- 4 yrs.)
Eat Your Dinner, Please ($12.99, 0-7944-0039-6). Animals enjoy their food in this tale with tabs, flaps and pop-ups. (1-3)
Noah's Big Boat ($9.99, 0-7944-0036-1). Noah's ark is the setting for this lift-the-flap concept book. (1-4)
Princess Jeweliana's Party ($12.99, 0-7944-0138-4) is a counting tale featuring sparkling gems. (2-6)
Princess Carry Along Treasury ($14.99, 1-57584-979-8). This book with a handle collects tales about familiar princesses. (3-5)
Spirograph Craft Book & Kit ($14.99, 0-7944-0045-0) provides instructions for creating crafts from Spirograph drawings. (7-up)
Fisher-Price Little People: Sliding Tab Books issues Animal Adventures! ($9.99, 0-7944-0046-9, 18 mos.- 3 yrs.). New Swing Along Learners are Good Morning, Farm! (-0106-6) and Jungle Bus (-0107-4) ($6.99 each, 1-3). The First Bible Collection gains Baby's First Bible/La primera Biblia del pebé (-0139-2) and Baby's First Prayers/Las primeras oraciones del bebé (-0140-6) ($12.99 each, 1-3); and A Child's First Bible/La primera Biblia del niño (-0141-4) and A Child's First Prayers/Las primeras oraciones del niño (-0142-2) ($12.99 each, 3-6). Bear in the Big Blue House offers Let's Get Ready for Bed! ($8.99, -0015-9, 2-5). Fisher-Price Little People adds Welcome to Our House! (-0037-X) and What's the Weather? (-0038-8) ($7.99 each, 2-5). Joining Sliding Surprise Books are Easter Basket Surprise (-0042-6) and Chick's Parade (-0043-4) ($5.99 each, 2-6). Drive Along Books rolls on with My Fire Truck (-0105-8) and My Police Car (-0104-X) ($8.99 each, 2-6). And Move & Play Books issues Rockin' Racers (-0108-2) and Mighty Machines (-0109-0) ($9.99 each, 3-6).
Barbie returns in Barbie Sticker Panorama Book ($6.99, 0-7944-0110-4, 3-7). Transformers Armada Chapter Books adds The Battle Begins (-0102-3) and Race for the Mini-Cons (-0103-1) ($3.99 each, 8-12). And new Pathfinders Paperbacks are Sharks and Other Sea Creatures (-0112-0) and Space (-0111-2) ($7.99 each, 8-14).
RED DEER PRESS/NORTHERN LIGHTS
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside, dist.)
Amber Waiting ($17.95, 0-88995-258-2) by Nan Gregory, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton. Amber uses her imagination to cope with her father's frequent tardiness when picking her up from school. (3-6)
Courage to Fly ($17.95, 0-88995-273-6) by Troon Harrison, illus. by Zhong-Yang Huang. New friendships nourish a child's imagination and courage. (4-7)
Why Am I Rare? ($17.95, 0-88995-274-4) by Michelle Gilders explores species' extinction. (6-10)
Tom Finder ($9.95, 0-88995-262-0) by Martine Leavitt. A street kid on his own searches for another lost teen. (13-up)
The Kids from Monkey Mountain wel-comes Stinky (0-88995-263-9) and Trouble with Girls (-264-7) by Ted Staunton ($4.95 each, 7-10).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Bye-Bye Boswell Bear ($8.95, 0-09-940869-4) by Rob Lewis. When a grumpy bear leaves home, he discovers the benefits of living with his family. (3-5)
A Is for Airplane/ A es para avión ($6.95, 0-87358-831-2) by Theresa Howell, illus. by David Brooks, is a board book introducing basic vocabulary in English and Spanish. (1-5)
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? ($15.95, 0-87358-828-2) by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Mike Gordon. A girl asks her mother copious questions in this tale that encourages readers to follow their dreams. (4-7)
Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows ($15.95, 0-87358-825-8) by Katy Duffield, illus. by Steve Gray. A farmer who can't see a thing without his glasses loses his cows. (4-7)
Clarence returns in Clarence and the Purple Horse Bounce into Town ($15.95, 0-87358-826-6) by Jean Ekman Adams (5-8).
(International Publishers Marketing, dist.)
What Is Pink? ($14.95, 0-921156-92-8) by Christina Rosetti, illus. by Holly Carr, presents this 19thth-century poem. (3-6)
Closer to Hamlet ($4.95, 0-921156-93-6) by David Boyd concludes the trilogy that began with Looking for a Hero and Bottom Drawer. (11-14)
Milo the Wonderdog Adventures continues with Leonardo's Wings: An Adventure with Leonardo da Vinci (0-921156-89-8), Little Sure Shot: An Adventure with Annie Oakley (-91-X) and Khan of Khans: An Adventure with Genghis Khan (-90-1) by David Boyd ($4.95 each, 8-11). And new Amazing Dictionary titles are Chameleon Capers (-97-9) and Spider Saga (-96-0) by Barbara Winter, illus. by Esme Nichola Shilleto ($4.95 each, 8-11).
RUNNING PRESS KIDS
The Classic Tale: Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($9.98, 0-7624-1491-X) by Joan Gallup is an illustrated retelling of this tale. (2-6)
Magic Windows Books introduces Colors (0-7624-1511-8), Numbers (-1510-X), Opposites (-1509-6) and Shapes (-1508-8) ($4.95 each, 2-up). And Magic Wand Adventures debuts with Animals (-1341-7), Beach Fun (-1339-5), Bugs (-1340-9) and Silly Hats (-1342-5) by Rachele Keith, illus. by Hideko Takahaski ($12.95 each, 2-up).
Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic ($19.95, 0-7624-1532-0; paper $9.95, -1455-3) by Mark Wilson (all ages); and The Classic Tale: The Jungle Book ($9.98, -1495-2) by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Don Daily (4-8).
The Ultimate Scarf Kit ($19.95, 0-7624-1465-0) by Conn McQuinn provides directions and materials for decorating scarves. (All ages)
Roger Burrows Images Coloring Kit ($15.95, 0-7624-1449-9) by Roger Burrows includes paper, die-cut stencils, colored pencils and an instruction guide. (9-up)