| 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|
Power Ranger Wild Force issues Red Lion Roar (1-57759-812-1) and Never Give Up (-812-1)($2.99 each, 4-8). And Justice League gains The One-Man Justice League (1-40370-297-7) and The Swarm (-298-5) ($2.99 each, 6-10).
From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story ($19.95, 1-58469-043-7; paper $9.95, -042-9) by Jennifer Morgan, illus. by Dana Lynne Andersen, is a follow-up to Born with a Bang. (7-up)
The Okomi Stories include Okomi, the New Baby (1-58469-044-5), Okomi and the Tickling Game (-046-1), Okomi Plays in the Leaves (-047-X) and Okomi Climbs a Tree (-045-3) by Clive and Helen Dorman, illus. by Tony Hutchings ($4.95 each, 2-5).
The Spiffiest Giant in Town ($15.99, 0-8037-2848-4) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. On the way home from the clothing store, George meets animals who could really use his new clothes. (4-8)
Favorite Things ($16.99, 0-8037-2597-3) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith. At bedtime, a boy tells his mother an outrageous tale about the things he saw and did that day. (4-8)
Why Do Horses Neigh? (0-8037-2770-4; paper 0-14-230119-1) and Why Do Rabbits Hop?: And Other Questions About Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Gerbils (0-8037-2771-2; paper 0-14-230120-5) by Joan Holub, illus. by Anna DiVito, examine the history, characteristics and behavior of these animals. ($13.99 each, Puffin paperback $3.99, 6-9)
A Boy, a Dog and a Frog (0-8037-2880-8) and Frog, Where Are You? (-2881-6) by Mercer Mayer and A Boy, a Dog, a Frog and a Friend (-2882-4) by Mercer and Marianna Mayer ($5.99 each, 2-6); and Summer of My German Soldier (-2869-7) by Bette Greene ($16.99, 10-up).
Disney's Storyland Treasury ($19.99, 0-7868-3419-6) collects 12 Disney tales. (All ages)
Monster Manor debuts with Von Skalpel's Experiment (0-7868-1719-4) and Frankie Rocks the House (-1720-8) by Paul Martin and Manu Boisteau ($4.99 each, 7-9). Kim Possible launches with Bueno Nacho (-4481-7) and The New Ron (-4488-4) ($3.99 each, 7-10); and The Kim Possible Files ($6.99, -4572-4, 7-10). Lizzie McGuire adds My Secret Journal ($6.99, -3432-3, 7-10); New Kid in School ($4.99, -4543-0, 8-12); and Don't Even Go There! A Little Book of Lizzie-isms ($3.99, -3460-9, 8-12). W.I.T.C.H. takes flight with The Power of Five (-1728-3), The Disappearance (-1729-1) and Finding Meridian (-1730-5) by Elizabeth Lenhard ($4.99 each, 8-12).
The Horseshoe Trilogies gains In Good Faith (-1747-X), Where's the Hope (-1748-8) and Charity at Home (-1749-6) by Lucy Daniels ($4.99 each, 8-12). Joining Myth-O-Mania are Keep a Lid on It, Pandora (-1669-4), Get to Work, Hercules! (-1670-8) and Go for the Gold, Atalanta! (-1671-6) by Kate McMullan, illus. by David LaFleur ($4.99 each, 8-12). And From the Files of Madison Finn gains Lights Out (-1686-4) and Sink or Swim (-1735-6) by Laura Dower ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Baby's World: Rattle Books introduces Babies Love (0-7894-9212-1) and On the Move (-9211-3) ($6.99 each, up to 3). Baby's World Teethers offers four titles, including My Blue Teether (-9284-9) and My Yellow Teether (-9286-5) ($6.99 each, up to 3). New Baby's World: Tab Board Books are Baby Colors (-9213-X) and Count with Me! (-9214-8) ($4.99 each, up to 3). Baby's World: Chunky Board Books greets Out and About (-8578-8) and Things That Go (0-7894-8577-X) ($6.99 each, up to 3). My Little Farm Carrying Case ($9.99, -9159-1) contains four board books (2-5). Major League Baseball plays on with Touch-and-Feel ($6.99, -9253-9, 2-5). Joining Little Windows are In the Pond (-9049-8), At the Zoo (-9048-X), On the Building Site (-9585-6) and In the Country (-9586-4) ($6.99 each, 2-5).
New Touch and Feel Bilingual Board Books are Kitten (-9523-6) and Puppy (-9525-2)($6.99 each, 2-5). My First Board Books presents two bilingual titles, My First Christmas (-9520-1) and My First Farm (-9522-8) ($6.99 each, 3-5). My First Jewish Holidays Library ($19.99, -9502-3) contains My First Passover, My First Hanukkah and My First Shabbat (3-5). My First Board Books issues My First Time (-9210-5), My First Shabbat (-9234-2) and My First Opposites (-9268-7) ($6.99 each, 3-5). DK Lift-the-Flap Board Books releases All About Me (-9236-9) and Farm Animals (-9235-0) ($6.99 each, 3-5). Barbie Touch-and-Feel gains Dress Up (-9233-4) and My Pets (-9232-6) ($6.99 each, 3-5). My First Touch & FeelBoard Books introduces My First Kitten (-9626-7) and My First Puppy (-9625-9) ($9.99 each, 3-5). Joining My Art Class are Amazing Animals (-9578-3) and Kitchen Crafts (-9579-1) ($12.99 each, 3-5). And Wheelies speeds on with Sports Car (-9711-5), Fire Truck (-9712-3), Farm Tractor (-9713-1) and Big Dump Truck (-9714-X) ($6.99 each, 3-5).
New DK Readers are A Trip to the Zoo ($12.99, -9219-9; paper $3.99, -9307-1, 4-6); Amazing Buildings ($12.99, -9220-2; paper $3.99, -9308-X, 5-6); The Big Dinosaur Dig ($12.99, -9290-3; paper $3.99, -9540-6, 6-7); and First Flight: The Wright Brothers ($12.99, -9291-0; paper $3.99, -9541-4, 6-8). Disney Series welcomes Finding Nemo Essential Guide ($12.99, -9244-X, 5-8) and Finding Nemo Ultimate Sticker Guide ($6.99 paper, -9245-8, 5-8). Barbie returns in Barbie Word Board Book ($6.99, -9280-6, 5-8) and Barbie Party Fun Activity Book ($5.99 paper, -9279-2, 5-8). Machines at Work adds Airplane (-9222-9) and Fire Truck (-9221-0) ($8.99 each, 5-8). Eye Wonder presents Volcano (-9270-9) and Whales & Dolphins (-9269-5) ($9.99 each, 5-8). Watch Me Grow issues Duckling (-9628-3) and Frog (-9629-1) ($7.99 each, 5-8).
DK Readers: Major League Baseball picks up The New York Yankees ($12.99 -9251-2; paper $3.99, -9545-7, 6-7); and World Series Heroes ($12.99, -9252-0; paper $3.99, -9546-5, 6-8). DK Readers: Incredible Hulk Readers releases Incredible Hulk Book of Strength (-9263-6, paper -9543-0) and The Story of the Incredible Hulk (-9262-8, paper -9544-9) ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-9). Secret Worlds gains Flight (-9223-7, paper -9702-6), Myths and Monsters (-9226-1, paper -9703-4), Predator (-9224-5, paper -9705-0) and Titanic (-9225-3, paper -9704-2) ($14.99 each, paper $5.99, 8-up). New Eyewitness Books are Christianity (-9239-3), Judaism (-9240-7) and Universe (-9238-5) ($15.99 each, 8-up). And DK Revealed adds Ancient Greece (-9271-7) and Secrets of the Deep (-9272-5) ($12.99 each, 8-up).
New to My First Sticker Board Books are My First ABC (-9247-4), My First Farm (-9542-2), My First Number (-9551-1) and My First Truck (-9246-6) ($6.99 each, 3-5). Barbie Touch-and-Feel Board Books adds Dress Up (-9233-4) and My Pets (-9232-6) ($6.99 each, 3-5). Princesses & Fairy Tales (-9243-1) and Weddings (-9242-3) join Barbie Ultimate Sticker Books ($6.99 each, 3-5). Barbie My First Sticker Books continues with two titles ($6.99 each, 3-5). New DK Readers Spanish titles are Maquinas Grandes ($3.99 -9518-X, 5-6) and Insectos! ($3.99, -9519-8, 5-7). There are two new Ultimate Transformers Sticker Books ($6.99 each, 5-8), two more Ultimate Sticker Books ($6.99 each, 5-8) and four Ultimate Sticker Books Glow-in-the Dark titles ($6.99 each, 5-8).
Paperback Series Reissues
DK Pockets reissues 18 titles, including Animals of the World (0-7894-9603-8), Science Encyclopedia (-9602-X), Ancient Egypt (-9597-X), Dinosaurs (-9589-9), Insects (-9594-5) and Space Facts (-9593-7) ($6.99 each, 8-up).
Jitters in the Jungle ($9.95, 1-901737-42-X) by Noel Ward, illus. by Terry Myler. Can an elephant win a match against a lion? (6-up)
Flash Fox and Bono Bear ($9.95, 1-901737-43-8) by Tessa Moore, illus. by Terry Myler. Bono Bear applies for a job at Flash Fox's corner shop. (6-up)
Circle of Daredevils ($9.95, 1-901737-39-X) by Paul Bradshaw, illus. by Terry Myler. A daredevil gang investigates a light in a spooky house high on a cliff. (8-up)
Eeyore's (mis)Adventures ($15.99, 0-525-47070-0) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, tells of the trying life of this resident of the Hundred Acre Wood. (All ages)
There's Always Pooh and Me ($15.99, 0-525-47071-9) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, collects 23 poems. (All ages)
Driving Daddy (0-525-47032-8) and Wake Up, Mama! (-47030-1) by Hope Vestergaard, illus. by Thierry Courtin, are tales featuring a baby and his parents. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
Ariel and Emily ($12.99, 0-525-46861-7) by Adele Aron Greenspun and Joanie Schwarz. Two toddlers spend a day in the park. (1-4)
My Good Night Book ($12.99, 0-525-46987-7) by Mary Morgan. This touch-and-feel book follows a child's bedtime routine. (1-6)
Dog's Noisy Day ($14.99, 0-525-47015-8) by Emma Dodd. A dog imitates the sounds his animal pals make. (2-5)
Hot Dog Cool Cat: A Crazy Criss-Cross Book of Animal Opposites (0-525-46981-8) and No Place Like Home: A Crazy Criss-Cross Book of Animal Mix-Ups (-46982-6) by Emma Dodd feature tabs to pull ($9.99 each, 2-5).
Peek-a-Zoo! ($9.99, 0-525-46971-0) by Marie Torres Cimarusti, illus. by Stephanie Peterson, is a lift-the-flap book starring zoo animals. (2-5)
POP! Went Another Balloon! A Magical Counting Storybook ($10.99, 0-525-47122-7) by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Rory Tyger. Birds pop a turtle's balloons in this counting tale. (2-5)
Let's Do That Again! ($15.99, 0-525-46997-4) by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Sam Williams. A young mouse repeatedly sneaks up and surprises his mother. (2-6)
A Mud Pie for Mother ($14.99, 0-525-47040-9) by Scott Beck. Little Pig searches for a birthday gift for his mother. (2-6)
Baby Business ($15.99, 0-525-47026-3) by Mittie Cuetara compiles 24 poems about a baby's day. (2-up)
Mouse by Mouse: A Counting Adventure ($16.99, 0-525-46864-1) by Julia Noonan. Ten mice enjoy the remains of a picnic. (3-5)
Gretchen the Bicycle Dog ($14.99, 0-525-47066-2) by Anita Heyman tells of a dachshund that lost the use of her back legs in an accident. (3-7)
Racer Dogs ($15.99, 0-525-45939-1) by Bob Kolar. Dogs compete in a race. (3-7)
Are We There Yet? ($15.99, 0-525-47095-6) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Shannon McNeill, introduces sparring siblings on a family car trip. (3-7)
Pinky's Sweet Tooth ($15.99, 0-525-47088-3) by Michele Malkin. Pinky brings a prize-worthy dessert to the county fair. (3-8)
The Dragon Machine ($15.99, 0-525-47114-6) by Helen Ward, illus. by Wayne Anderson. George is the only one who can see the dragons that arrive one rainy day. (3-9)
The Gunniwolf ($15.99, 0-525-46785-8) by Wilhelmina Harper, illus. by Barbara Upton, retells this tale of a girl who meets the Gunniwolf in the jungle. (4-7)
The Copper Braid of Shannon O'Shea ($16.99, 0-525-46138-8) by Laura Esckelson, illus. by Pam Newton. Sprites find unexpected things when they unbraid an Irish lass's hair. (4-8)
Zara's Hats ($15.99, 0-525-45465-9) by Paul Meisel. A girl finds a way to make her father's hat shop prosper. (4-8)
Old Blue Buggy ($15.99, 0-525-45766-6) by Fran Swift, illus. by Carol Thompson. Henry loves riding in the buggy his mother bought at a yard sale. (4-8)
When the Fireflies Come ($15.99, 0-525-45404-7) by Jonathan London, illus. by Terry Widener, evokes the pleasures of a summer night. (4-8)
Little Martin ($15.99, 0-525-47027-1) by Barbara Baker, illus. by Vera Rosenberry, introduces a boy who excels at bad behavior. (5-8)
Thank You, Grandpa ($15.99, 0-525-46992-3) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Jason Cockcroft. On walks with her grandfather, a girl learns to appreciate the beauty in the world. (5-8) Winnie-the-Pooh Easy Readers: Christopher Robin Leads an Expedition (0-525-46824-2, paper 0-14-250007-0) and Pooh Invents a New Game (-46823-4, paper -250008-9) by A.A. Milne, adapted by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, are tales about Pooh and his pals ($13.99 each, Puffin paperback $3.99, 5-8).
Teacher Appreciation Day ($16.99, 0-525-47113-8) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Thor Wickstrom, tells of a girl who has trouble making decisions. (5-8)
May Belle and the Ogre ($14.99, 0-525-46855-2) by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Marsha Winborn. A girl befriends an ogre. (6-8)
Oliver Cat on Planet B ($15.99, 0-525-47094-8) by Christine Kettner presents three tales about this feline. (6-8)
Adelina's Whales ($17.99, 0-525-47110-3) by Richard Sobol. A girl watches for the whales that arrive each winter in the lagoon near her home. (6-9)
Dodi's Prince ($15.99, 0-525-47034-4) by Vaughn Michaels, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. Dodi finds a dog in her Texas trailer park. (7-10)
Rabble Rousers: 20 Women Who Made a Difference ($17.99, 0-525-47035-2) by Cheryl Harness offers profiles of American women who fought for improvements in society. (7-11)
Sea Turtles: Ocean Nomads ($17.99, 0-525-46649-5) by Mary Cerullo, photos by Jeffrey Rotman, reveals the birth and early months in the lives of sea turtles. (7-11)
Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? ($14.99, 0-525-46999-0) by Nancy Patz focuses on a hat displayed at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. (7-up)
The Treekeepers ($16.99, 0-525-46944-3) by Susan Britton. A street urchin is entrusted with a seed that will grow into a sacred tree. (9-12)
Hercules Amsterdam ($16.99, 0-525-47119-7) by Melissa Glenn Haber. A diminutive boy discovers a city of mice behind his bedroom wall. (9-13)
Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy ($22.99, 0-525-46923-0) by Ilene Cooper focuses on the former president's school-age years. (10-14)
The Last Treasure ($16.99, 0-525-46919-2) by Janet S. Anderson. Ellsworth helps uncover the lost treasure of his family's eccentric patriarch. (10-14)
Spy Cat ($15.99, 0-525-47046-8) by Peg Kehret and Pete the Cat. A boy and his cat investigate a series of break-ins in their housing development. (10-up)
Saving Grace ($16.99, 0-525-47123-5) by Priscilla Cummings. While her family struggles during the Great Depression, Grace stays in a children's home and visits another family for Christmas. (10-up)
Kissing Kate ($16.99, 0-525-46917-6) by Lauren Myracle explores the relationship between two girls. (12-up)
Storied City: A Children's Book Guide to New York City ($12.99, 0-525-46924-9) by Leonard S. Marcus outlines 20 walking tours based on stories from children's literature. (12-up)
Horace Splattly, The Cupcaked Crusader returns in The Terror of the Pink Dodo Balloon (0-525-46867-6, paper 0-14-250001-1) by Lawrence David, illus. by Barry Gott ($14.99, Puffin paperback $4.99, 8-12).
Board Book Reprints
Are You There, Baby Bear? ($6.99, 0-525-47052-2) by Catherine Walters (1-6); and Emma's Pet (-47047-6) and Emma's Vacation (-47108-1) by David McPhail ($6.99 each, 2-5).
EAST WEST DISCOVERY PRESS
Questions for Kids: A Book to Discover a Child's Imagination and Knowledge ($13.95, 0-9669437-3-2; paper $9.95, -1-6) by Michael Smith, illus. by Albert Lin and Crystal Smith, collects 1,000 questions. (5-9)
World Trivia: The Book of Fascinating Facts: Culture, Politics and Geography, Second Edition ($9.95, 0-9669437-2-4) by Michael Smith, illus. by Crystal Smith, compiles facts about the world. (10-up)
The Lord Is My Shepherd ($16, 0-8028-5250-5), illus. by Anne Wilson, illustrates the 23rd psalm. (All ages)
Silent Dreams ($16, 0-8028-5200-9) by Dandi Daley Mackell, illus. by Karen Jerome. In the early 1900s, an orphan and her aunt make weekly visits to a silent movie house. (All ages)
Saints: Lives and Illuminations ($20, 0-8028-5220-3) by Ruth Sanderson, introduces 40 saints. (All ages)
One Fine Day: A Radio Play ($16, 0-8028-5234-3) by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, illus. by Bill Farnsworth, recounts the Wright Brothers' first flight in the form of a radio play. (All ages)
Especially Heroes ($16, 0-8028-5221-1) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Tim Ladwig. The parents of a girl growing up in the 1960s protect a neighbor from a racist attack. (9-up)
The Enemy Has a Face ($16, 0-8028-5243-2) by Gloria Miklowitz. After Netta and her family move from Israel to the U.S., they fear her older brother has been abducted by Palestinian terrorists. (12-up)
What Does the Sky Say? ($8, 0-8028-5247-5) by Nancy White Carlstrom (all ages); and Auntee Edna ($8, -5246-7) by Ethel Footman Smothers, illus. by Wil Clay (5-up).
ENCHANTED LION BOOKS
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, dist.)
Art Revelations debuts with The Life of Moses (1-59270-00102) by Enrico Foglia and The Life of Jesus (-002-0) by Neil Morris ($18.95 each, 10-up). Launching English Heritage are Life in a Medieval Castle (-005-5) and Life in a Medieval Abbey (-006-3) by Tony McAleavy ($22 each, 10-up). Great Cities Through the Ages starts up with New York (-003-9) by Paige Weber and Paris (-004-7) by Renzo Rossi ($18.95 each, 10-up). And Great Artists begins with Leonardo da Vinci (-007-1) by Maria Teresa Zanobini Leoni, Michelangelo (-008-X) by Maria Siponta De Salvia and Claude Monet (-009-8) and Paul Gauguin (-010-1) by Roberto Carvalho de Magalhaes ($15.95 each, 10-up).
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Bachelor and the Bean ($16, 0-374-30478-5) by Shelley Fowles. A grumpy bachelor and an old thief hook up in this tale based on a Jewish folktale. (4-8)
Jean Laffite and the Big Ol' Whale ($16, 0-374-33669-5) by Frank Fox, illus. by Scott Cook, is a tall tale about this legendary pirate. (4-8)
The Name Quilt ($16, 0-374-35484-7) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Margot Apple, pays tribute to a bedtime ritual. (4-8)
Once Upon a Time ($16, 0-374-35633-5) by Niki Daly. A South African girl learns the joys of sharing a good book with a friend. (4-8)
Otto: The Story of a Mirror ($16, 0-374-27078-3) by Ali Bahrampour. A mirror dreams of traveling around the world. (4-8)
Wonder Goal! ($16, 0-374-38500-9) by Michael Foreman is a story about the perfect soccer shot. (4-8)
Sasha's Matrioshka Dolls ($16, 0-374-37387-6) by Jana Dillon, illus. by Deborah Nourse Lattimore. Set in Moscow, this tale tells how a girl's grandfather created the first nesting dolls. (5-8)
George Washington's Teeth ($16, 0-374-32534-0) by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora, illus. by Brock Cole, gets to the root of the first president's dental problems. (5-up)
Sandmare ($15, 0-374-36406-0) by Helen Cooper, illus. by Ted Dewan. A sand drawing of a horse comes alive in this fantasy. (6-8)
The Berry-Picking Man ($15, 0-374-40610-3) by Jane Buchanan. A girl discovers she has more than one common bond with her mother. (7-10)
Alex Ryan, Stop That! ($16, 0-374-31065-3) by Claudia Mills. Alex discovers his true self in the fourth novel set at West Creek Middle School. (8-12)
Capp Street Carnival ($16, 0-374-31065-3) by Sandra Dutton. A plucky girl stars in this story about bluegrass, love and a carnival. (8-12)
Circle of Doom ($16, 0-374-31284-2) by Tim Kennemore. Three siblings become entangled in a web of secrets and conspiracies. (8-12)
A Simple Gift ($16, 0-374-36924-0) by Nancy Ruth Patterson. An aspiring actress makes some unexpected discoveries about her writer mother's past. (8-12)
Tadpole ($16, 0-374-31002-5) by Ruth White is a novel set in Kentucky. (8-12)
Year of No Rain ($16, 0-374-37288-8) by Alice Mead tells of a boy who loses his home in war-torn Sudan. (8-12)
The Ancestors Are Singing ($16, 0-374-30347-9) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Karen Barbour, collects poems that celebrate Mexico. (8-up)
Under the Same Sky ($16, 0-374-38032-5) by Cynthia DeFelice. This novel examines the world of migrant workers. (10-up)
Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space ($17, 0-374-38450-9) by Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Dusan Petricic, spotlights nine women who contributed to the development of aviation. (10-up)
The Canning Season ($16, 0-374-39956-5) by Polly Horvath. A teen's mother forces her to spend the summer with two quirky, elderly relatives. (12-up)
Board Book Reprints
Hey Diddle Diddle (0-374-33067-0) and Hickory Dickory Dock & Other Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (-33068-9) by James Marshall ($5.95 each, 1-4).
Yellow & Pink ($10, 0-374-38671-4) by William Steig (5-up).
Mama's Coming Home ($16, 0-374-34747-6) by Kate Banks, illus. by Tomek Bogacki. Rambunctious youngsters await Mama's return. (3-6)
Beatrix: Various Episodes from the Life of Beatrix Potter ($15, 0-374-30655-9) by Jeanette Winter focuses on the life and work of this author. (4-8)
Morris the Artist ($16, 0-374-35063-9) by Lore Segal, illus. by Boris Kulikov. Morris refuses to give up the present he brings to a birthday party. (4-8)
Moses Goes to the Circus ($16, 0-374-35064-7) by Isaac Millman. A deaf child enjoys a special circus. (4-8)
My Name Is Yoon ($16, 0-374-35114-7) by Helen Recorvits, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska. A girl searches for her place in a new country. (4-8)
Sparrow Jack ($16, 0-374-37139-3) by Mordicai Gerstein explains how sparrows came to America. (4-8)
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia ($16, 0-374-32258-9) by Barbara O'Connor. A girl discovers the rewards of receiving a little recognition from true friends. (8-12)
Buddha Boy ($16, 0-374-30998-1) by Kathe Koja centers on a teenager who is the intended target of abuse. (12-up)
Keesha's House ($16, 0-374-34064-1) by Helen Frost introduces seven teenagers struggling to overcome their difficulties. (12-up)
Little Monkey Says Good Night ($16, 0-374-34609-7) by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker, is a bedtime tale with a circus setting. (2-5)
Cornfield Hide-and-Seek ($16, 0-374-31547-7) by Christine Widman, illus. by Pierr Morgan. A family plays hide-and-seek on a summer day. (3-6)
One-Dog Canoe ($16, 0-374-35638-6) by Mary Casanova, illus. by Ard Hoyt. A small canoe takes on more passengers than it can hold. (3-6)
Dolores on Her Toes ($16, 0-374-31818-2) by Barbara Samuels. Set in the world of ballet, this detective tale stars Dolores and her cat. (4-8)
In the Piney Woods ($16, 0-374-33623-7) by Roni Schotter, illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root, celebrates life, aging and death. (5-up)
The Man Who Made Time Travel ($17, 0-374-34788-3) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, is a biography of John Harrison, the clockmaker who first measured longitude. (8-up)
True Confessions of a Heartless Girl ($16, 0-374-37806-1) by Martha Brooks offers a story about the power of human interconnectedness. (12-up)
The New Hippos ($15, 91-29-65823-3) by Lena Landström, trans. by Joan Sandin. The little hippos have a new adventure. (2-6)
Mirabelle ($15, 91-29-65821-7) by Astrid Lindgren, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Pija Lindenbaum, presents this classic tale.
Molly Goes Shopping ($15, 91-29-65819-5) by Eva Eriksson, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard. A girl learns she can make mistakes and still accomplish great things. (4-8)
Papa's Song (0-374-45718-2) by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan; and Why Not? (-48384-1) by Mary Wormell ($5.95 each, 2-6); Don't Make Me Laugh ($5.95, -41843-8) by James Stevenson (3-6); The Krazees ($6.95, -44090-5) by Sam Swope, illus. by Eric Brace (3-6); Twister ($5.95, -48014-1) by Darleen Bailey Beard, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (4-8); Raisel's Riddle ($5.95, -46199-6) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Susan Gaber (5-8); Me and RupertGoody ($4.95, -44804-3) by Barbara O'Connor (10-up); and Dean Duffy ($5.95, -41698-2) by Randy Powell (12-up).
Aria of the Sea ($7.95, 0-374-40454-2) by Dia Calhoun (10-up); Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 (-48079-6) and Grace in the Wilderness: After the Liberation 1945-1948 (-42794-1) by Aranka Siegal ($5.95 each, 10-up); and Firegold ($8.95, -42311-3) by Dia Calhoun (12-up).
The Baseball Book: A Young Player's Guide to Baseball ($19.95, 1-55297-708-0; paper $12.95, -690-4) by Kevin Briand. This roundup of baseball tips includes photos. (8-up)
The Wild World of the Future ($24.95, 1-55297-727-7; paperback $14.95, -725-0) by Claire Pye is a companion to the Animal Planet TV series. (10-up)
I Want to Be continues with I Want to Be a Librarian (1-55297-691-2; paper -689-0), I Want to Be a Mechanic (-695-5; paper -693-9) and I Want to Be a Zookeeper (-699-8; paper -697-1) by Dan Liebman ($14.95 each, paper $3.99, 4-7).
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
A Grain of Sand ($14.95, 1-55041-801-7) by P.K. Page, illus. by Vladyana Krykorka. This ode to a child's imagination is inspired by William Blake's 'Auguries of Innocence.' (All ages)
We'll All Go Exploring ($16.95, 1-55041-732-0) by Maggee Spicer and Richard Thompson, illus. by Kim Lafave. Readers lift flaps to view the flora and fauna of the forest. (3-5)
This Is the Dog ($14.95, 1-55041-551-4) by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Chrissie Wysotski, offers a rhyming story about a runaway puppy. (3-7)
Two Shoes, New Shoes, Blue Shoes ($14.95, 1-55041-729-0) by Sally Fitz-Gibbon, illus. by Farida Zaman, tells of a new pair of shoes that can hop, skip and take a wild ride. (4-6)
The Most Beautiful Kite in the World ($14.95, 1-55041-716-9) by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Leslie Elizabeth Watts. A girl learns to cherish the special qualities of a homemade kite. (5-7)
The Night Walker ($16, 1-55041-672-3) by Richard Thompson, illus. by Martin Springett. Walking through the forest after dusk, a boy imagines that a night creature is following him. (5-8)
Old Bird ($15.95, 1-55041-695-2) is the tale of a horse determined to prove her worth on a farm. (5-8)
The Paint Box ($16.95, 1-55041-804-1) by Maxine Trottier, illus. by Stella East. Fact and fiction blend in this story about the daughter of Italian Renaissance painter Jacopo Tintoretto. (5-up)
Lizzie's Storm ($14.95, 1-55041-793-2; paper $7.95, -795-9) by Sally Fitz-Gibbon, illus. by Muriel Wood, centers on an English girl living on the American prairie during the Depression. (8-11)
Joining Nature Babies are Baby Owl (1-55041-796-7) and Baby Ground Squirrel (-797-5) by Aubrey Lang, photos by Wayne Lynch ($11.95 each, 5-8).
First Flight Easy Reader: Bats in the Garbage (1-55041-723-1) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by John Mardon, is a sequel to Bats Out the Window. (7-10)
Jocelyn and the Ballerina ($6.95, 1-55041-803-3) by Nancy Hartry, illus. by Linda Hendry (4-7); First Flight: The Blue Door ($4.95, -801-7) by David McPhail, illus. by John O'Connor (5-7); Into My Mother's Arms ($6.95, -800-9) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Ruth Ohi (5-8); Prairie Summer ($7.95, -710-X) by Nancy Hundal, illus. by Brian Deines (5-8); and Chestnut Dreams ($7.95, -690-1) by Helena Below (7-9).
Paperback Series Reprints
Nature Babies reprints Baby Seal (1-55041-726-6) and Baby Fox (-724-X) by Aubrey Lang, photos by Wayne Lynch ($5.95 each, 5-8).
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE/STODDART KIDS
I'm a Hop Hop Hoppity Frog ($15.95, 0-7737-33353) by Lawrence Northey, illus. by Julie Northey, is a rhyming tale about a frog that can never sit still. (3-7)
The Lowdown on Earthworms ($7.95, 0-7737-62701) by Norma Dixon, illus. by Tina Holdcroft, presents an introduction to earthworms. (4-7)
Emily's Eighteen Aunts ($15.95, 0-7737-33361) by Curtis Parkinson, illus. by Andrea Wayne Von Konigslow. Since her new sibling is taking up all of her mother's time, Emily places a newspaper ad for an aunt. (4-8)
A Taste of Perfection ($6.95, 0-7737-62744) by Laura Langston. A girl prepares her pet for a dog show. (11-13)
Edge ($6.95, -62302) by Diane Tullson. Marlie feels like an outcast in this novel about high school gangs. (12-up)
New to Matthew's Midnight Adventure is Matthew and the Midnight Movie ($6.99, 0-7737-62736) by Allen Morgan, illus. by Michael Martchenko (up to 3). And Brady Brady returns in Brady Brady and the Twirlin' Torpedo (-6271X), Brady Brady and the Singing Tree (-62728), Brady Brady and the Great Exchange (-63031) and Brady Brady and the Big Mistake (-6304X) by Mary Shaw, illus. by Chuck Temple ($4.95 each, 4-8).
If I Just Had Two Wings ($7.95, 0-7737-61926) by Virginia Frances Schwartz (10-up).
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Monday Redux ($15.95, 1-930826-11-7) by Robert Favole. If you had a chance to relive a day to try to stop an incidence of high school violence, would you? (12-up)
Teeth Are Not for Biting ($7.95, 1-57542-128-3) by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen, is a board book that imparts the message that biting hurts. (18 mos.- 3 yrs.)
How to Take the GRRR Out of Anger ($9.95, 1-57542-117-8) by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis presents anger management strategies. (8-13)
See Jane Win for Girls: A Smart Girl's Guide to Success ($13.95, 1-57542-122-4) by Sylvia Rimm offers advice on developing qualities to help one succeed. (9-up)
Learning to Get Along debuts with Share and Take Turns (1-57542-14-0) and Listen and Learn (-123-2) ($10.95 each, 4-8).
DragonSteel: The Amulet of Komondor ($15.95, 1-886910-81-2) by Adam Osterweil, illus. by Peter Thorpe. Two friends become characters in a computer game. (8-12)
Summer of the Skunks ($15.95, 1-886910-80-4) by Wilmoth Foreman. A family deals with some unwelcome wildlife visitors. (10-up)
Starry Nights ($15.95, 1-866910-79-0) by Judith Clark tells of a family caught in a twilight zone. (10-up)
Heck, Superhero ($15.95, 1-866910-94-4) by Martine Leavitt. A teenage boy discovers how bad living on the streets can be. (10-up)
Crusade in Jeans ($9.95, 1-866910-26-X) by Thea Beckman (10-up); and Stone Water ($7.95, -12-X) by Barbara Gilbert (12-up)
A Nice Party ($15.95, 1-866910-89-8) by Elle van Lieshout and Erik van Os, illus. by Paula Gerritsen, is the tale of two bear friends and a birthday party they'd rather avoid. (2-6)
Bruises ($7.95, 1-866910-03-0) by Anke de Vries, trans. by Stacey Knecht (12-up).
John Muir: America's Naturalist ($17.95, 1-55591-393-8) by Thomas Locker takes readers on an imaginary journey through the wilderness with this conservationist.. (8-up)
Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture & Values Through Storytelling ($16.95, 1-55591-129-3) by Joseph Bruchac draws on the tales of various Native American nations to reveal the traditions and cultural life of contemporary Native peoples. (12-15)
Craft Adventures ($12.99, 1-58180-374-5) by Terri Bose rounds up more than a dozen craft projects. (6-12)