| 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 -- Kregel Kidzone|
|Lectorum -- Oxford University Press|
|Patria Press -- Running Press Kids|
|Sasquatch Books -- Simon & Schuster/McElderry|
|Simon & Schuster/Pulse -- Zonderkidz|
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl ($8.99, 0-06-447347-3) by Joyce Carol Oates (12-up); and Breaking Point (-447371-7) by Alex Flinn; Damage (-447255-8) by A.M. Jenkins; Jesus: What He Really Said and Did (-449009-2) by Stephen Mitchell; Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas (-447362-7) by Louise Rennison; Making the Run (-447339-2) by Heather Henson; and The Crazy Horse Electric Game (-009490-7), Running Loose (-009490-7), Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes (-009489-3) and Stotan! (-009492-3) by Chris Crutcher ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Stanley in Space ($4.99, 0-06-442174-0) by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash. The star of Flat Stanley here rides in a top-secret space ship. (7-10)
Beryl E. Bean issues Adventure: Lonely Leader ($5.99, 0-06-442123-6) by Ricki Stern and Heidi Worcester, illus. by Amy June Bates (7-10). And Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis offers Don't Know Much About Sitting Bull (-442125-2), illus. by Sergio Martinez; and Don't Know Much About George Washington (-442124-4), illus. by Rob Shepperson ($4.99 each, 8-12).
All by Myself! (0-06-446253-6) by Aliki; The Baby Beebee Bird (-051784-0) by Diane Redfield Massie, illus. by Steven Kellogg; and I Love Trains! (-443667-5) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern ($5.99 each, 3-6); George Shrinks (-443129-0) by William Joyce; and Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny (-051604-6) by Bill Grossman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($6.99 each, 3-7); Growing Up Is Hard ($5.99, -052623-8) by Laura Schlessinger, illus. by Daniel McFeeley (3-7); The Worrywarts ($5.99, -443516-4) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole (4-6); Annie Bananie (-051912-6) by Leah Komaiko, illus. by Laura Cornell; and Franny B. Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair! (-051785-9) by Harriet Lerner and Susan Goldhor, illus. by Helen Oxenbury ($5.99 each, 4-8); Fishing in the Air ($6.99, -051606-2) by Sharon Creech, illus. by Chris Raschka (4-8); and Gorillas ($6.99, -050670-9) by Seymour Simon (5-up); Abe Lincoln Remembers (-051107-9) by Ann Turner, illus. by Wendell Minor; How to Talk to Your Cat (-000622-6) by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Paul Meisel; and George's How to Talk to Your Dog (-000623-4), illus. by Sue Truesdell ($5.99 each, 6-9); The Mud Flat Mystery ($4.25, -051181-8) by James Stevenson (7-10); and Michelangelo ($6.99, -052113-9) by Diane Stanley (7-up).
Also, Brothers Below Zero (0-06-440936-8) by Tor Seidler; Don't You Know There's a War On? (0-38-081544-3) by Avi; Dork on the Run (0-06-440970-8) by Carol Gorman; The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs (-001172-6) by Cynthia DeFelice; Jim Ugly (-052121-X) by Sid Fleischman, illus. by Jos. A. Smith; Love That Dog (-440959-7) by Sharon Creech; My Guy (-440781-0) by Sarah Weeks; The Silent Spillbills (-052106-6) by Tor Seidler; Tree Castle Island (-000256-5) by Jean Craighead George; and The Whipping Boy (-052122-8) by Sid Fleischman, illus. by Peter Sís ($5.99 each, 8-12); Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (-053064-2) and The World Beneath (-053065-0) by James Gurney ($19.99 each, 8-12); The Magic Paintbrush ($4.99, -440852-3) by Laurence Yep, illus. by Suling Wang (8-12); The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse ($8.99, -440984-8) by Dean Koontz, illus. by Phil Parks (8-12); Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shotgun (-008625-4) and Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy (0-68-817485-X) by Rhoda Blumberg ($7.99 each, 8-up); Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women ($6.99, 0-06-443869-4) by Cheryl Harness (8-up).
Also Angel on the Square (-440879-5) by Gloria Whelan; Handbook for Boys: A Novel (-440930-9) by Walter Dean Myers; How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (-441027-7) by Sara Nickerson, comics by Sally Wern Comport; Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci (-441018-8) by Diana Wynne Jones; Monsieur Eek (-447301-5) by David Ives; Red Midnight (0-38-080561-8) by Ben Mikealsen; The Two Princesses of Bamarre (0-06-440966-X) by Gail Carson Levine; and Wild Man Island (0-38-073310-2) by Will Hobbs ($5.99 each, 10-up); and The Amazing Maurice and His Very Educated Rodents (0-06-001235-8) by Terry Pratchett, Extra Innings (-447229-9) and Horse Thief (-440854-X) by Robert Newton Peck, Memory Boy (-440854-X) by Will Weaver and Slap Your Sides (-447274-4) by M.E. Kerr ($5.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
I Can Read Books reprints Biscuit (0-06-444212-8) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories; and Go Away, Dog (-444231-4) by Joan Nodset, illus. by Paul Meisel ($3.99 each, 3-5); Crocodile and Hen: A Bakongo Folktale ($3.99, -444263-2) by Joan Lexau, illus. by Doug Cushman (4-6); A Bargain for Frances (-4440001-X) by Russell Hoban, illus. by Lillian Hoban; Danny and the Dinosaur (-444002-8) by Syd Hoff; First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers (-444215-2) by George Shea, illus. by Don Bolognese; Frog and Toad Are Friends (-444020-6) by Arnold Lobel; Harry and the Lady Next Door (-444008-7) by Gene Zion, illus. by Margaret Bloy Graham; Inspector Hopper (-444260-8) by Doug Cushman; The Josefina Story Quilt (-444129-6) by Eleanor Coerr, illus. by Bruce Degen; Little Bear (-444004-4) by Else Holmelund Minarik, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Also Minnie and Moo and the Potato from Planet X (-444312-4) by Denys Cazet; and Seasons: A Book of Poems (-051854-5) by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Erik Blegvad ($3.99 each, 4-8); The Golly Sisters Go West ($3.99, -444132-6) by Betsy Byars, illus. by Sue Truesdell (5-8); and Amelia Bedelia's Family Album (-051116-8) and Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (-051106-0) by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat; Captain and Matey Set Sail (-444285-3) by Daniel Laurence, illus. by Claudio Muñoz; and The High Rise Private Eyes #1: The Case of the Missing Monkey (-444306-X) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($3.99 each, 6-8). New Riverside Kids reprints are E Is for Elisa ($4.25, -054374-4) by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Debbie Tilley (6-9). Rowan of Rin adds Rowan and the Zebak ($5.99, -441024-2) by Emily Rodda (7-up). Baseball Card Adventures scores Shoeless Joe & Me ($5.99, -447259-0) by Dan Gutman (8-12). Young Heroes gains Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons ($5.99, -440848-5) by Jane Yolen and Robert Harris (8-12). And The Princess Diaries reprints Princess in Love ($6.99, -447280-9) by Meg Cabot (12-up).
Earl's Too Cool for Me ($5.99, 0-06-051914-2) by Leah Komaiko, illus. by Laura Cornell (4-8); Flat Stanley (0-06-009791-4) and Stanley and the Magic Lamp (0-06-009793-0) by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash ($4.99 each, 7-10); The Brave (0-06-447079-2), The Chief (0-06-447097-0) and The Contender (0-06-447039-3) by Robert Lipsyte ($5.99 each, 12-up); and It Ain't All for Nothin' ($5.99, 0-06-447311-2) by Walter Dean Myers (12-up).
Friends of a Feather: One of Life's Little Fables ($16.95, 0-06-009147-9) by Bill Cosby, illus. by Erika Cosby. A bird finds freedom when he soars out from his best friend's shadow. (4-up)
Li'l Pet Hospital starts up with The Great Race (0-06-054833-9) and The Peanut Garden (-054836-3) ($3.99 each, 4-8). Launching Luna Bay: A Roxy Girl Series are Pier Pressure (-054834-7), Wave Good-Bye (-054835-5) and Weather or No (-054837-1) by Fran Lantz ($4.99 each, 9-up). Joining The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley are The Case of the Hollywood Who-Done-It (-009331-5), The Case of the Sundae Surprise (-009332-3) and The Case of Clue's Circus Caper (-009333-1) ($4.50 each, 6-10).
Two of a Kind continues with The Facts About Flirting (-009323-4), The Dream Date Debate (-009324-2) and Love-Set-Match (-009325-0) ($4.99 each, 8-12). Thoroughbred by Joanna Campbell trots on with Faith in a Long Shot (-009049-9), Christina's Shining Star (-009050-2) and Star's Inspiration (-009051-0) ($4.99 each, 8-12). The final Ashleigh title is Stardust's Foal ($4.99, -009146-0) by Joanna Campbell (8-12).
Mary-Kate and Ashley: In Action adds Operation Evaporation (-009305-6), Dog Gone Mess (-009306-4) and The Music Meltdown (-009307-2) ($4.50 each, 10-up). So Little Time by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen adds Girl Talk (-009311-0), The Love Factor (-009312-9) and Dating Game (-009313-7) ($4.99 each, 10-up). And Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 issues Playing Games (-052813-3), Cross Our Hearts (-052814-1) and All That Glitters (-055646-3) ($4.99 each, 10-up).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Tiger Trail ($17.95, 0-340-77928-4; paper $8.95, -77929-2) by An Vrombaut tells of a brave kitten that walks down the tiger trail. (2-4)
The Ark of the People Sequence issues The Ark of the People (0-340-79177-2), The Quest for the End of the Tail (-77340-5) and The Spell to Save the Golden Snake (-85064-7) by W.J. Corbett (9-12). And the CeliaRees Supernatural Trilogy includes City of Shadows (-81800-X), A Trap in Time (-81801-8) and The Host Rides Out (-81802-6) by Celia Rees (9-12).
Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans ($16.95, 0-8234-1455-8) by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illus. by Synthia Saint James, pays tributes to the words that have helped sustain Native American peoples. (All ages)
The Prince of Ireland and the Three Magic Stallions ($16.95, 0-8234-1573-2) by Bryce Milligan, illus. by Preston McDaniels. The prince of Ireland must retrieve three magic stallions in order to break a spell. (6-10)
Brother Wolf, Sister Sparrow: Stories About Saints and Animals ($18.95, 0-8234-1724-7) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by John Winch, tells of the relationships between animals and the holy men and women who cared for them. (6-10)
Look Out Jack! The Giant Is Back! ($6.95, 0-8234-1776-X) by Tom Birdseye, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (4-8); and Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols ($6.95, -1784-0) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by John O'Brien (6-10).
Paperback Series Reprints
Holiday House Readers reprints The Monster in Harry's Backyard (0-8234-1783-2), Snow Valentines (-1782-4), April Fool! (-1780-8) and Mother's Day Mess (-1781-6) by Karen Gray Ruelle ($4.95 each, 5-8).
The Animal ABC ($15.95, 0-8050-6746-9) by Leslie Baker is an alphabet book featuring animal friends. (1-4)
Little Bunny on the Move ($5.95, 0-8050-7259-4) by Peter McCarty (3-9); Vera's First Day of School ($6.95, -7269-1) by Vera Rosenberry (4-7); The Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher ($6.95, -7260-8) by Lisa Passen (5-8); and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside ($6.95, -7268-3) by Laurie Keller (5-10).
Jorge el curioso encuentra trabajo (Curious George Takes a Job) ($14, 0-618-33601-X; paper $4.95, -33600-1) by H.A. Rey, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti (4-8); Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens ($15, -22587-0; paper $4.95, -31659-0) by James Marshall (4-8); and Carry On, Mr. Bowditch ($17, -25081-6; paper $6.95, -25074-3) by John O'Hara Cosgrave II (12-up).
Cousin Ruth's Tooth (0-618-31099-1) by Amy MacDonald, illus. by Marjorie Priceman; Flicker Flash (-31102-5) by Joan Bransfield Graham, illus. by Nancy Davis; Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries (-31081-9) by Don Brown; and Looking Down (-31098-3) by Steve Jenkins ($5.95 each, 4-8); The Story of the Incredible Orchestra ($6.95, -31112-0) by Bruce Koscielniak (4-8); Inchworm and a Half (-31101-7) by Elinor Pinczes, illus. by Randall Enos; and The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West (-31089-4) by Barbara Brenner, illus. by Olivier Dunrea ($5.95 each, 5-8); Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs ($6.95, -33345-2) by James Rumford (5-8); Old Ironsides: Americans Build a Fighting Ship ($6.95, -31115-7) by David Weitzman (8-12); Paddington at Work (-31105-X) and Paddington Goes to Town (-31104-1) by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum; and Egg-Drop Blues (-25080-8) by Jacqueline Turner Banks ($4.95 each, 8-12); Moon over Tennessee: A Boy's Civil War Journal (-31107-6) by Craig Crist-Evans, illus. by Bonnie Christensen; Journeys in Time: A New Atlas of American History (-31114-9) by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illus. by Rodica Prato; and Places in Time: A New Atlas of American History (-31113-0) by Leacock and Buckley, illus. by Randy Jones ($6.95 each, 8-up); Lombardo's Law (-31108-4) by Ellen Wittlinger and Jeremy Visick (-34514-0) by David Wiseman ($5.95 each, 10-14); Breaking Through (-34248-6) by Francisco Jimenez and The House on Hound Hill (-33124-7) by Maggie Prince ($6.95 each, 10-up); and The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen (-31109-2) by Beth Wagner Brust, illus. by Hans Christian Andersen ($9.95, 10-up).
A Dozen Ducklings Lost and Found: A Counting Story ($15, 0-618-14175-8) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Donald Dreifuss. A mother duck shows off her babies. (4-8)
Cat Up a Tree (0-618-33524-2) by Ann and John Hassett ($5.95, 4-8), Haystack(-33522-6) by Bonnie Geisert, illus. by Arthur Geisert ($5.95, all ages), and Emma's Rug (-33523-4) by Allen Say ($6.95, all ages).
Baby Einstein adds Splash & Giggle Bath Books: Who Lives in the Pond? (0-7868-1910-3) and Mimi's Toes (-1909-X), concept by Julie Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidi; and Fabric Rattle Books: In the Rain with Jane (-1903-0) and My Favorite Colors (-1904-9), concept by Aigner Clark, illus. by Zaidi ($6.99 each, up to 2); Animal Discovery Cards (-1873-5) and Language Discovery Cards (-1874-3), concept by Aigner-Clark ($9.99 each, 1-up); and Master Pieces (-1905-7) and Pretty Poems and Wonderful Words (-1906-5), concept by Aigner-Clark, illus. by Zaidi ($9.99 each, 18-36 mos.). Tough Stuff offers Tractor Power (-1979-0) and Digger Power (-1980-4) ($5.99 each, 2-up); Tough Truck Rescue (-1981-2) and Helicopter Rescue (-1982-0) ($8.99 each, 2-up); and Fire, Fire! Emergency (1983-9) and Police Chase! Emergency (-1984-7) ($12.99 each, 2-up). And Tales from the Odyssey gains Sirens and Sea Monsters ($9.99, -0772-5) by Mary Pope Osborne (8-11).
Blast Off Boy and Blorp: New Pet ($4.99, 0-7868-1429-2) by Dan Yaccarino (4-7); Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Blue Ocean ($6.99, -1757-7) by Bill Nye, illus. by John Dykes (7-10); Witch Twins at Camp Bliss ($5.99, -1583-3) by Adele Griffin (7-11); The Million Dollar Shot (-1746-1), The Million Dollar Kick (-1584-1) and Virtually Perfect (-1745-3) by Dan Gutman ($5.99 each, 8-12); Amandine ($6.99, -1441-1) by Adele Griffin (10-14); and Under a War-Torn Sky (-1753-4) by L.M. Elliot and Zach's Lie (-1440-3) by Roland Smith ($5.99 each, 10-up).
HYPERION/JUMP AT THE SUN
Begging for Change ($15.99, 0-7868-0601-X) by Sharon G. Flake. Once homeless, Raspberry Hill vows never to end up on the streets again. (10-up)
Money Hungry ($5.99, 0-7868-1503-5) by Sharon G. Flake (10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Welcome to the Shanna Show! presents Shanna's Ballerina Show (0-7868-1758-5), Shanna's Teacher Show (-1759-3), Shanna's Doctor Show (-1760-7) and Shanna's Princess Show (-1761-5) by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Shane Evans ($3.50 each, 3-7).
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code ($16.95, 0-7868-1914-6) by Eoin Colfer. Artemis constructs a super computer from stolen fairy technology. (12-up)
Spy Kids sleuth on in Mucho Madness (0-7868-1717-8) and OSS Wilderness (-1718-6), by Elizabeth Lenhard, based on characters by Robert Rodriquez ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Artemis Fowl ($7.99, 0-7868-1787-9) by Eoin Colfer (10-up); and Colfer's Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident ($6.99, -1708-9, 12-up).
Inside Out ($15.95, 0-9701907-5-1) by Wendy Stofan Halley, illus. by Roberta Collier-Morales. Karly finds a way to remember her friend, a spirit whose home is in the stars. (3-10)
In Every Moon There Is a Face ($15.95, 0-9701907-4-3) by Charles Mathes, illus. by Arlene Graston, is the tale of a moon, a face and a child. (4-up)
Shape Sorter Book: My First Shape Sorter Book ($14.99, 1-58476-170-9) by Lee Vietro, illus. by Farah Aria, contains 14 pieces that fit into holes on each page. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
Hands-On Reading: Build-a-Word ($12.99, 1-58476-163-6) by Nora Gaydos, illus. by Jackie Snider, examines compound words. (4-7)
Catch-And-Match Book: Let's Fish! ($14.99, 1-58476-164-4) by Leslie Bockol, illus. by Shirley Beckes, challenges readers to 'catch' animals with a magnetic fishing pole and match them to the correct space. (4-7)
Measure Up! A Bug Contest ($14.99, 1-58476-166-0) by Frank Wilson, illus. by Mircea Catusanu. Kids use a retracting measuring tape to determine which bug wins various competitions. (5-8)
Soft Shapes introduces Bugs in the Garden (1-58476-171-7) and Where Is My Baby? (-172-5) by Leslie Bockol, illus. by Bob Filipowich ($7.99 each, 1-4). Tote-Along Soft Shapes issues My Lunch Box (-173-3) and My Toolbox (-174-1) by Bob Filipowich ($9.99 each, 1-4). New to Now I'm Reading! are Look Around! Pre-Reader ($14.99, -167-9, 3-6) and Simply Science Independent ($14.99, -169-5, 4-7) by Nora Gaydos, illus. by BB Sams. And Hands-On Science presents Bubbleology ($19.99, -165-2) by Jim Moskowitz and Casey Carle, illus. by Jim Palliot and Mike Dammer (6-up).
My Name Starts With debuts with My Name Starts with A (0-9725292-0-9) and My Name Starts with S (-1-7) by Larry Hayes, illus. by Airlie Anderson ($10.95 each, 1-8).
Rescuing Einstein's Compass ($15.95, 1-56656-507-3) by Shulamith Oppenheim, illus. by George Juhasz. Theo goes sailing with this scientist in this tale based on the author's friendship with Einstein. (3-9)
Nico's Octopus ($15.95, 1-56656-483-2) by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Nilesh Mistry. Nico rescues an octopus from a fisherman's net and brings it home. (3-8)
The Elephant's Child ($7.95, 1-56656-512-X) by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Jan Mogensen (all ages).
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
The Day the Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic ($9.95, 0-8276-0757-1), retold by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Monique Passicot (8-up).
JUST US BOOKS
Book of Black Heroes introduces Scientists, Healers and Inventors ($9.95, 0-940975-97-1) by Wade Hudson (9-up).
The March on Washington (0-940975-93-9) and Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice (-94-7) by James Haskins ($10.95 each, 9-up).
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
The Featherless Chicken ($14.95, 84-95730-36-7) by Marisa Núñez, illus. by Helle Thomassen, retells a Spanish tale about a chicken that outwits a greedy king. (3-6)
Camilla the Zebra ($14.95, 84-95730-39-1) by Marisa Núñez, illus. by Oscar Villán. A young zebra's friends help her after the wind steals some of her stripes. (3-6)
Paco ($14.95, 84-95730-38-3) by Paula Carballeira, illus. by Blanca Barrio. A rat journeys to discover if the moon is really made of cheese and learns the value of home. (3-6)
Science Solves It! continues with Bears on the Brain ($4.99, 1-57565-121-1) by Lucille Recht Penner, illus. by Lynn Adams (4-6); Buried in the Backyard ($4.99, -126-2) by Gail Herman, illus. by Jerry Smath (5-7); and Clever Trevor (-123-8) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Paige Billin Frye; Gotcha! (-124-6) by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by John Nez; It Came from Outer Space! (-122-X) by Harry Barker, illus. by Barry Gott; and Slow Down, Sara! (-125-4) by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Page Eastburn O'Rourke ($4.99 each, 6-8).
A Boot Fell from Heaven ($15.95, 1-929132-45-X) by Kåre Bluitgen, illus. by Chiara Carrer. God meets the boy who found his lost boot. (All ages)
Grandparents! ($10.95, 1-929132-46-8) by Anne-Laure Fournier le Ray, illus. by Roser Capdevila, pays tribute to a special relationship. (All ages)
Little School ($15.95, 1-929132-42-5) by Beth Norling reveals what happens during the school day. (2-5)
The Key to My Heart ($15.95, 1-929132-40-9) by Nira Harel, illus. by Yossi Abulafia. A boy helps his father find his missing keys. (3-8)
While We Were Out ($15.95, 1-929132-44-1) by Ho Baek Lee shows what a clever rabbit does when left alone. (3-8)
Benny ($15.95, 1-929132-43-3) by Sieb Posthuma. Can Dr. Duncan and his Sniff Machine help Benny find his bone? (4-8)
The Deliverance of Dancing Bears ($15.95, 1-929132-41-7) by Elizabeth Stanley. A kind man rescues a bear forced to dance in the village square. (5-9)
The Fabulous Song ($7.95, 1-929132-48-4) by Don Gillmor, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay (4-8).
The Shapes of My Jewish Year (1-58013-049-6) by Marji Gold-Vukson, illus. by Sally Springer; and The Sounds of My Jewish Year (-047-X) by Gold-Vukson, illus. by Suzanne Urban, are board books exploring the Jewish holidays through familiar shapes; and sounds ($4.95 each, 2-6).
The Mouse in the Matzah Factory ($6.95, 1-58013-048-8) by Francine Medoff, illus. by Nicole in den Bosch. A mouse learns how wheat is made into matzah. (3-8)
(Baker and Taylor, dist.)
Papa Golley's Journey Home ($14.95, 1-889506-06-0) by George Norton, illus. by Darren Hutcherson. Papa Golley and the Mill Street Kids travel to Ghana. (All ages)
Count Us In ($13.95, 1-889506-03-6) by C.D. Daniels, illus. by Tracey Hendricks, centers on physically challenged children. (3-6)
Ten Buttermilk Pancakes ($9.95, 1-889506-10-9) by George Norton, illus. by Darren Hutcherson, is a counting tale. (3-6)
Wake Up and Recognize: Life of a Stepdaughter ($16.95, 1-889506-09-5) by Darlene Robbins-Turner, illus. by Tracey Hendricks, describes Heaven Taylor's life as a stepdaughter. (8-up)
KIDS CAN PRESS
Stanley's Party ($14.95, 1-55337-382-0) by Linda Bailey, illus. by Bill Slavin. A dog throws a wild party. (3-7)
The Kids Book of World Religions ($15.95, 1-55074-959-5) by Jennifer Glossop, illus. by John Mantha, examines 12 religions. (8-12)
And in the Morning ($16.95, 1-55337-400-0) by John Wilson relates a teen's experiences in the trenches during WWI. (10-14)
A Dirty Deed ($16.95, 1-55337-360-X) by Ted Stenhouse. Two boys uncover a plot to cheat the rightful owner out of a tract of land. (10-14)
Traditional Nursery Rhyme Board Books presents Hey Diddle Diddle (1-55337-078-3), Jack and Jill (-075-9), Little Miss Muffet (-076-7) and Pat-a-Cake (-077-5), illus. by Heather Collins ($3.95 each, 1-3). Elliot Moose returns in Elliot's Great Big Lift-the-Flap Book ($12.95, -373-1) by Andrea Beck (3-5). Wheels at Work spins on with On the Road (-379-0, with magnets -043-0) and At a Construction Site (-378-2, with magnets -044-9) by Don Kilby ($14.95 each, with magnets $16.95, 3-7). Franklin Treasuries offers Franklin's Family Treasury ($15.95, -479-7) by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark (3-8). New Franklin TV Storybooks are Franklin and Otter's Visit (-021-X), Franklin's Bicycle Helmet (-730-4), Franklin Plants a Tree (-878-5) and Franklin's Canoe Trip (-019-8), created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ($10.95 each, 3-8). Kids Can Read! welcomes Puppy Sam Stories: Pizza for Sam (-329-4, paper -331-6) and Sam Finds a Monster (-351-0, paper -352-9) by Mary Labatt, illus. by Marisol Sarrazin ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); Franklin the Turtle Stories: Franklin's Trading Cards (-463-0, paper -464-9) and Franklin Stays Up (-371-5, paper -372-3), created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Riddle Books: Critter Riddles (-445-2, paper -411-8) and Yummy Riddles (-446-0, paper -412-6) by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Eric Parker ($14.95 each, paper $5.95, 6-8).
Once-Upon-a-Time introduces Three Tuneful Tales ($10.95, 1-55074-941-2) by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Kasia Charko (5-8). Joining the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series is Otters ($10.95, 1-55337-406-1; paper $5.95, -407-X) by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Nancy Gray Ogle (5-10). Animal Behavior adds Animals and Their Young ($10.95, -061-9; paper $5.95, -062-7) by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Pat Stephens (7-11). Tornado ($14.95, 1-55074-951-X; paper $6.95, -972-2) by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson is a new Disaster title (8-12). FAQ offers Inventions ($12.95, 1-55337-403-7; paper $6.95, -404-5) by Valerie Wyatt, illus. by Matthew Fernandes (8-12).
Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History greets Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius ($14.95, -396-0: paper $6.95, -397-9) by Elizabeth MacLeod (8-12). Kids Can Do It presents Picture This: Fun Photography and Crafts (-046-5, paper -047-3) by Debra Friedman, illus. by Jane Kurisu; Crocheting (-176-3, paper -177-1) by Gwen Blakley Kinsler and Jackie Young, illus. by Esperança Melo; Funky Junk: Cool Stuff to Make with Hardware (-387-1, paper -388-X) by Renée Schwartz ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 8-up). And new Stevie Diamond Mysteries are How Can a Brilliant Detective Shine in the Dark? (1-55074-896-3, paper -750-9) and What's a Serious Detective Like Me Doing in Such a Silly Movie? (-926-9, paper -922-6) by Linda Bailey ($14.95 each, paper $4.95, 8-up).
The City ABC ($5.95, 1-55074-948-X), photos by Zoran Milich (all ages); Leon the Chameleon ($5.95, 1-55337-527-0) by Mélanie Watt (2-5); The Biggest Fish in the Lake (-528-9) by Margaret Carney, illus. by Janet Wilson, and The Frog Princess (-526-2) by Rosalind Allchin ($5.95 each, 5-8); and Across the Steel River ($6.95, -015-5) by Ted Stenhouse (10-14).
Moonthief ($15, 0-7534-5481-5) by Roger McGough, illus. by Penny Dann, presents a love story. (2-up)
The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems ($18.95,0-7534 -5557-9), selected by Belinda Hollyer, illus. by Holly Swain, collects poetry celebrating families. (5-up)
The Concise Animal Encyclopedia ($14.95, 0-7534-5590-0) focuses on more than 2,000 animals. (8-14)
First Books adds First Color Book ($9.95, 0-7534-5572-2, 2-6). The Best Book series offers The Best Book of Wolves & Wild Dogs (-5574-9) and The Best Book of Early People (-5577-3) ($12.95 each, 5-8). I Wonder Why introduces I Wonder Why Stalactites Hang Down and Other Questions About Caves ($11.95, -5573-0, 5-8). Facts and Records issues Amazing Achievements ($14.95, -5453-X, 8-up). And joining Kingfisher Riding Club is Horse and Pony Breeds ($14.95, -5575-7, 8-up).
Amazing Machines ($10.95, 0-7534-5642-7) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker, rounds up four transportation capers. (2-5)
Mi primer libro de figuras ($6.95, 0-7534-5527-7) by Ann Montague-Smith, illus. by Mandy Stanley, introduces shapes in Spanish. (2-6)
White Rabbit's Gift Set ($9.95, 0-7534-5625-7) by Alan Baker packages White Rabbit with a toy. (3-5)
The Little Dictionary ($9.95, 0-7534-5645-1), ed. by John Grisewood, is a first dictionary. (5-8)
The Kingfisher Treasury of Myths and Legends ($12.95, 0-7534-5635-4) by Ann Pilling, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton, introduces world mythology. (5-10)
First Fun Packs debuts with First NumberFun (0-7534-5627-3) and First Word Fun (-5628-1) by Jeni Riley, illus. by Mandy Stanley ($7.95 each, 3-5). And launching Red Hot Reads are Detective Stories (-5636-2), selected by Philip Pullman; Fantasy Stories (-5637-0), selected by Diana Wynne Jones; Horror Stories (-5638-9), selected by Susan Price; Horse Stories (-5639-7), selected by Christine Pullein-Thompson; Mystery Stories (-5640-0), selected by Helen Cresswell; and Sports Stories (-5641-9), selected by Alan Durant ($6.95 each, 9-14).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Little Rabbit Books presents Los conejitos aprenden las palabras (Little Rabbit's First Word Book) (0-7534-5596-X), Los conejitos aprenden los colores (Little Rabbit's Color Book) (-5598-6) and Los conejitos aprenden los numeros (Little Rabbit's First Number Book) (-5595-1) by Alan Baker ($4.95 each, 2-5).
Little Farmer Joe ($7.95, 0-7534-5593-5) by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Christian Birmingham (3-7).
Paperback Series Reprints
Little Rabbit Books reprints Little Rabbit's First Farm Book ($5.95, 0-7534-5594-3, 2-5). New Backyard Books are Are You a Butterfly? (-5608-7), Are You a Ladybug? (-5603-6), Are You a Snail? (-5604-4) and Are You a Spider? (-5609-5) ($4.95 each, 3-5). Animal Lives presents Barn Owl (-5606-0), Frog (-5601-X), Otter (-5602-8) and Rabbit (-5607-9) ($4.95 each, 5-8). I Wonder Why reprints I Wonder Why I Blink (-5610-9), I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs (-5613-3), I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle (-5614-1), I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty (-5611-7), I Wonder Why Snakes Shed Their Skin (-5612-5) and I Wonder Why Triceratops Had Horns (-5615-X) ($5.95 each, 5-8). And The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories issues Funny Stories (-5631-1), Animal Stories (-5629-X), Ballet Stories (-5630-3), Pirate Stories (-5632-X), Princess Stories (-5633-8) and Spooky Stories (-5634-6) ($5.95 each, 5-9).
Potholders and Other Loopy Projects ($16.95, 1-57054-963-X) by Barbara Kane offers a loom, loops and instructions for weaving projects. (6-up)
The Spiral Draw Book ($19.95, 1-57054-960-5) by Doug Stillinger includes drawing wheels, gel pens and directions for creating spiral art. (8-up)
Picture Bracelets ($12.95, 1-57054-972-9) by Sherri Haab is a kit for making personalized jewelry. (8-up)
My Anytime Anywhere Autograph Book ($12.95, 1-57054-954-0) by Marilyn Green presents autograph rhymes and signature ideas. (8-up)
Origami ($16.95, 1-57054-997-4) by Anne Akers Johnson provides materials and instructions for 10 origami projects. (9-up)
The Outsiders ($6.99, 0-8254-2793-2) by LeAnne Hardy. In a town where being different can be dangerous, a girl and her Korean friend struggle to fit in. (9-14)
Rugendo Rhino adds The Poison Arrow Tree (0-8254-2041-5) and The Carjackers (-2042-3) by Shel Arensen ($5.99 each, 8-12). And new to Davis Detective Mysteries is The Case of the Autumn Rose ($6.99, -2004-0) by Rick Acker (9-14).
Peekaboo, Pearly Moon ($12.99, 0-8254-2448-8) by Karen Devries, illus. by Stan Myers. A child shares a special song with her grandmother. (4-7)
A Child's First Prayers: Bilingual Edition ($12.99, 0-8254-5504-9) offers prayers in English and Spanish. (4-7)
The Lost Son (0-8254-5506-5) and The Good Samaritan (-5505-7) present biblical stories with pop-ups, pull-tabs and hidden pictures. ($6.99 each, 4-8)
Noah's Big Boat ($10.99, 0-8254-5503-0). This shaped book with flaps teaches numbers, sounds, shapes and colors. (5-up)
Child Sockology issues Bible Babies (0-8254-3863-2) and Old Testament Bible Feelings (-3860-8) by Damon J. Taylor ($6.99 each, up to 5); and Big Plan for a Little Man: The Story of David and Goliath (-3861-6) and Lunchtime Life Change: The Story of Zacchaeus (-3862-4) by Taylor ($10.99 each, 5-up). New Twiggenbotham Adventures are Mrs. Twiggenbotham Goes to Town (-3064-X) and Mrs. Twiggenbotham Goes to a Party (-3065-8) by Emily King, illus. by Rick Incrocci ($12.99 each, 4-8). And Dear God releases Dear God, Do You Really See Everything? (-2646-4), Dear God, Thank You for Friends (-2647-2), Dear God, It's Me Again (-2648-0) and Dear God, Thanks for Making Me Special! (-2649-9) by Ken Abraham and Annie Fitzgerald ($4.99 each, 5-9).