How Artists See Heroes ($10.95, 0-7892-0797-4) and How Artists See America ($10.95, -0772-9) by Colleen Carroll. Sixteen works of art show how artists perceive heroes and the United States. (7-11)
Face to Face Safari ($14.95, 0-8109-4261-5) by Sally Hewitt, illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright. A pop-up book. (3-6)
Quack! ($12.95, 0-8109-3548-1) by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Adrienne Yorinks. After a duck blasts off on a trip to the moon, he discovers that he misses his friends. (3-6)
Zolo A-B-Z : An Alphabet Book ($15.95, 0-8109-4260-7) by Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi. A dog teaches the alphabet while traveling through Zolo land. (3-up)
Dirty Bertie ($14.95, 0-8109-4259-3) by David Roberts. Will a boy ever change his filthy habits? (4-8)
The Shoemaker Extraordinaire ($14.95, 0-8109-4236-4) by Steve Light tells of a shoemaker whose footwear gives people strengths they lack. (4-8)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ($14.95, 0-8109-4241-0) by Laura Ljungkvist presents this classic with new art. (4-8)
Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier ($17.95, 0-8109-4238-0) by Jennifer Armstrong, illus. by Jos. A. Smith and John James Audubon. This biography includes material from Audubon's journal. (5-9)
Baseball for Everyone: 150 Years of America's Game ($16.95, 0-8109-4580-0) by Janet Wyman Coleman with Elizabeth Warren. Folk art illustrates this baseball history. (8-12)
Mother Goose on the Loose ($18.95, 0-8109-4239-9) by Bobbye Goldstein collects cartoons from the New Yorker that take a satiric look at classic tales. (10-up)
A Poem of Her Own: Voices of American Women Yesterday and Today ($19.95, 0-8109-4240-2), edited by Catherine Clinton, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, compiles poems capturing the spirit of American women. (12-up)
Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois ($19.95, 0-8109-4237-2) by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan examines the life and work of this 20th-century sculptor. (12-up)
French Kitty appears in French Kitty ($12.95, 0-8109-4447-2, all ages). And Hello Kitty returns in Hello Kitty Hello Shapes!, Hello Kitty Hello Coloring Kit and Hello Kitty Hello Love! ($12.95 each, 0-8109-4229-1, -8541-1, -8538-1, 4-8); and Hello Kitty's House & Garden ($13.95, -4230-5, 4-8).
Babar reissues two titles by Laurent de Brunhoff: Babar's Counting Book ($16.95, 0-8109-4243-7, 3-5) and Babar Visits Another Planet ($16.95, -4244-5, 4-8).
ALL ABOUT KIDS
A, My Name Is Andrew ($16.95, 0-9710278-5-4) by Mary McManus Burke, illus. by Donna Ingemanson, is an alphabet book featuring children from throughout the U.S. (4-10)
Small One's Adventure ($16.95, 0-9710278-1-1) by Doris Mueller, illus. by Parker Fulton. A young African elephant wants to feel more grown up. (4-10)
PaperbackCinnamon's Busy Year ($12.95, 0-9710278-2-X) by Tony Waters. A mouse and her friends celebrate various holidays. (2-8)
ALLEN & UNWIN
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
The Moon in the Man ($15.95, 1-86508-455-7; paper $7.95 -491-3) by Elizabeth Honey presents interactive rhymes and word play. (3-8)
Astrid Spark, Fixologist ($5.95, 1-86508-718-1) by Justin D'Ath, illus. by Terry Denton. A girl with remarkable fingers attempts to mend a hole in the ozone. (8-12)
Rhino Chasers ($7.95, 1-86508-695-9) by Neil Grant. Three friends surf and find adventure in Australia. (16-up)
They're Only Human ($7.95, 1-86508-438-7) by James Grieve. This novel about a girl's illicit relationship with her teacher also addresses the issue of animal rights. (16-up)
Storymaze debuts with The Ultimate Wave (1-86508-378-X) and The Eye of Ulam (-358-5) by Terry Denton ($5.95 each, 8-11).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Frog and Duck (0-86264-880-7) and Frog and Rat (-996-X) by Max Velthuijs are board-book tales starring animal friends ($6.95 each, 2-4).
War and Peas ($8.95, 1-84270-083-9) by Michael Foreman (5-8).
It Couldn't Be Worse! ($18.95, 1-55037-783-3; paper $6.95, -782-5) by Vlasta van Kampen adapts a folk tale about a wise fishmonger who convinces a family that their lives are better than they think. (4-7)
But If They Do ($18.95, 1-55037-787-6; paper $6.95, -786-8) by Bill Richardson, illus. by Marc Mongeau. What if the bedbugs do bite? (4-7)
Quackadack Duck ($18.95, 1-55037-761-2; paper $5.95, -760-4) by Allen Morgan, illus. by John Beder. A troll learns the value of a duck's friendship. (4-7)
The Rainmaker ($18.95, 1-55037-775-2; paper $5.95, -774-4) by Barbara Todd, illus. by Rogé. A boy learns how rain is really made. (4-7)
Tunnels! ($18.95, 1-55037-781-7; paper $6.95, -780-9) by Diane Swanson offers 10 true adventures that took place underground. (8-12)
The Martial Arts Book ($24.95, 1-55037-777-9; paper $9.95, -776-0) by Laura Scandiffio, illus. by Nicolas Debon, introduces the history and philosophy of the martial arts. (8-up)
Kiki's Delivery Service ($8.95, 1-55037-789-2; paper $6.95, -788-4) by Elko Kadono, trans. by Lynne Riggs, illus. by Akiko Hayashi. Animated video character Kiki starts her own business in the city. (9-up)
Ultra Hush-Hush: Espionage and Special Missions ($29.95, 1-55037-779-5; paper $16.95, -778-7) by Stephen Shapiro and Tina Forrester, illus. by David Craig, collects 19 stories from WWII. (10-up)
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Cedric's Day at the Castle ($7.95, 1-85149-712-9) by Jim and Miggie Wyllie. Cedrick the seahorse and his sister take a train trip to the countryside. (2-6)
You Are So Wonderful! ($12.99, 0-8066-4553-9) by Jacqueline Janette Lewis, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau, celebrates the uniqueness of each child. (3-6)
Joining Imagination are Cloud Counting (0-8066-4383-8), The Shape of Things (-4384-6), Animal Babies (-4385-4) and Color My World (-4386-2) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Jill Newton ($6.99 each, 2-5). And Sing-It! issues Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (-4350-1) and Are You Sleeping? (-4351-X) by Debbie Trafton O'Neal, illus. by Benrei Huang ($8.99 each, 3-8).
Miss Fannie's Hat ($17.99, 0-8066-4585-7) by Jan Karon, illus. by Toni Goffe. (3-7)
Grow, Grow, Grow ($19.95, 1-929115-08-3) by Barbara Riley, illus. by Jaenet Guggenheim, follows the growth of a sunflower throughout a year. (up to 8)
Lucy's Journey to the Wild West ($19.95, 1-929115-07-5) by Charlotte Piepmeier, illus. by Sally Blakemore. A dog and her human family trace the route taken by pioneers journeying to Santa Fe. (6-10)
BAKER BOOK HOUSE/FLEMING H. REVELL
You Can Change Your World! Sondra's Tips for Making a Difference ($8.99, 0-8007-5852-8) by Sondra Clark. This teenage author tells how to become involved in service opportunities. (8-13)
The Sun in Me: Poems About the Planet ($16.99, 1-84148-058-4) by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Beth Krommes, compiles poems from many cultures. (All ages)
There's a Billy Goat in the Garden ($14.99, 1-84148-089-4) by Laurel Dee Gugler, illus. by Clare Beaton, retells a Puerto Rican folktale featuring barnyard animals. (4-7)
We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania ($15.99, 1-84148-478-4) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Julia Cairns. Three children learn to count in English and Swahili as they cross the Tanzanian plains. (4-7)
Where's the Cat? (1-84148-607-8) and Who Are You? (-609-4) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter, are board book tales featuring animal characters ($6.99 each, 4-7).
The Gingerbread Man ($14.99, 1-84148-056-8) by Hugh Lupton, illus by Diana Mayo, offers a new take on this classic tale. (5-8)
Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor ($16.99, 1-84148-070-3) by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Yumi Heo, is a retelling of a Hebridean folktale introducing the principle of nonviolence. (6-8)
The Faerie's Gift ($16.99, 1-84148-998-0) by Tanya Robyn Batt, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli. A humble woodcutter rescues a faerie who grants him a single wish. (6-8)
The Story of Daniel in the Lion's Den ($16.99, 1-84148-209-9) by Michael McCarthy, illus. by Giuliano Ferri, retells this Old Testament story. (6-8)
Tenzin's Deer ($16.99, 1-84148-811-9) by Barbara Soros, illus. by Danuta Mayer. In this Tibetan tale, a boy cures a wounded musk deer he encounters in the woods. (7-9)
Cleo returns in Cleo's Counting Book ($15.99, 1-84148-207-2) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford (4-7).
Paperbacks in Spanish
Cerdota grandota (How Big Is a Pig?) (1-84148-926-3) by Clare Beaton; and Hay una vaca entre las coles (There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch) (-965-4) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Beaton ($5.99 each, 4-7); and Fiesta Femenina (-964-6) by Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($9.99, 8-up).
Paperback Series in Spanish
New Bear titles are Oso en casa (Bear at Home) (1-84148-779-1), Oso bajo el sol (Bear in Sunshine) (-778-3), Oso en bicicleta (Bear on a Bike) (-775-9), Oso en la ciudad (Bear About Town) (-776-7), Oso en cuadrado (Bear in a Square) (-774-0) and La familia activa de Oso (Bear's Busy Family) (-777-5) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($5.99 each, 4-7).
Baby's Book Pack: Playtime, Bathtime and Bedtime ($12.95, 0-7641-7642-0) by Richard Powell, illus. by Caroline Davis, presents three volumes in a plastic case. (up to 3)
Noah's Ark ($4.95, 0-7641-5629-2), illus. by M.G. Boldorini, is a board book introducing the animals on the ark. (1-4)
My ABC (0-7641-7625-0) and My 123 (-7626-9) by Ruth Hooper, illus. by Anna March, collect miniature concept board books ($16.95 each, 1-5).
My Own Human Body ($9.95, 0-7641-5630-6) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Cristina Mesturini, is a board book introducing the body. (3-7)
The Ultimate Best Friends Pack (0-7641-7614-5) and The Ultimate Sleepover Pack (-7615-3) by Gaby Goldsack, illus. by Sue Reeves, offer a book of activities for pals to share; and ideas for sleepover parties ($9.95 each, 8-12).
Kids' Magic Card Tricks ($10.95, 0-7641-7643-9) packages two decks of playing cards with a book of card tricks. (8-up)
The Atlas of Islam: People, Daily Life, and Traditions ($14.95, 0-7641-5631-4) by Neil Morris introduces the world of Islam. (12-up)
Plastic Shapes adds I See a Cow (0-7641-5647-0), I See a Puppy (-5645-4), I See a Teddy (-5648-9) and I See a Tractor (-5646-2) by Richard Powell, illus. by Caroline Davis ($5.95 each, up to 3). Some Animals offers Some Cows (-5650-0) and Some Pigs (-5651-9) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Vincent Nguyen ($5.95 each, 1-4). New Chunky titles are Chunky Bunny (-5607-1), Chunky Cat (-5609-8), Chunky Dog (-5610-1) and Chunky Guinea Pig (-5612-8) by Emily Bolam ($4.95 each, 2-5). Whizzy Wheels Books rolls on with Formula Bunny (-5590-3), GTI Kitten (-5588-1), Race Bear (-5587-3) and Team Pig (-5586-5) by Richard Powell, illus. by Emma Holt ($4.95 each, 3-5). A First Look At Books introduces I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety (-2460-9), Is It Right to Fight?: A First Look at Anger (-2458-7), My New Family: A First Look at Adoption (-2461-7) and The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism (-2459-5) by Pat Thomas, illus. by Lesley Harker ($5.95 each, 4-7). Joining Fast Forward Books by Nicholas Harris are Dinosaur (-5584-9), illus. by Peter David Scott; and Pyramid (-5585-7), illus. by Peter Dennis ($14.95 each, 7-up). And Lives in Crisis issues The African-American Slave Trade ($14.95, -5604-7; paper $8.95, -2423-4, 12-up) by R.G. Grant; The Civil Rights Movement (-5602-0; paper $8.95, -2416-1, 12-up); and The Great Depression ($14.95, -5601-2; paper $8.95, -2415-3, 12-up).
The Witches of Friar's Lantern ($4.95, 0-7641-2436-6) by Sandra Forrester tells of a young witch whose magic-making sometimes falters. (10-14)
Zap! Blink! Taste! Think! ($14.95, 0-7641-1912-5) by Janet Parks Chahrour compiles science experiments centering on the five senses, botany, food chemistry and psychology. (10-15)
Baby Bear Books adds Hold Tight! (0-7641-2304-1) by John Prater ($5.95, up to 4). Festival Time welcomes Four Special Questions (-2267-3) and It's Party Time! (-2268-1) by Jonny Zucker, illus. by Jan Barger Cohen ($6.95 each, 3-7). New Crazy Creature Card and Book Packs are Magical Fairies (-7633-1) and Mythical Beasts (-7635-8) by Jake Miller ($8.95 each, 7-10). Language Learners gains Harry Learns French (-7630-7), Sophie Learns Spanish (-7631-5) and Julia aprende inglès (Julie Learns English) (-7632-3) by Sue Finnie and Daniele Bourdais, illus. by Annabel Tempest ($9.95 each, 7-10). And Girl's Night Books presents Glam Girl (-2290-8) and Dare Girl (-2291-6) by Diana Kapp and Liz Krieger, illus. by Shelly Meredith Delice ($8.95 each, 11-15).
Watch Out for Joel adds Camp Craziness (0-7642-2582-0) and Fly Trap (-2583-9) by Sigmund Brouwer ($3.99 each, 6-8). Mandie returns in Mandie and the New York Secret ($4.99, -2639-8) by Lois Gladys Leppard (8-14). And Brio Girls welcomes Croutons for Breakfast (-080-2) and No Lifeguard on Duty (-081-0) by Lissa Halls Johnson ($5.99 each, 12-16).
Paperback Series Reprint
Holly's Heart beats on with No Guys Pact (0-7642-2616-9) and Little White Lies (-2617-7) by Beverly Lewis ($4.99 each, 11-14).
Joining My World: Young Native Americans Today is Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest ($15.95, 1-58270-091-5) by Susan Secakuku, photos by John Harrington. (8-up)
Ultimate Girls' Guide to Science: From Backyard Experiments to Winning the Nobel Prize ($9.95, 1-58270-092-3) by Beth Caldwell Hoyt and Erica Ritter, illus. by Debbie Palen, includes experiments and profiles of famous women scientists. (9-16)
In Disguise! Real Stories of Women Spies ($9.95, 1-58270-095-8) by Ryan Ann Hunter collects biographies of women spies. (9-16)
Teen Dream Jobs: How to Find the Job You REALLY Want Now! ($9.95, 1-58270-093-1) by Nora Coon presents advice to job-searching teens. (9-up)
The Slide ($6.49, 1-57924-967-1) by Catherine Farnes describes a girl's changing relationship with her father. (12-up)
The Adventure of an Arctic Missionary series adds 77 Zebra ($6.49, 1-57924-930-2) by Gloria Repp (9-12). And More Tales from Dust River Gulch ($6.49, 1-57924-855-1) by Tim Davis joins Tales from Dust River Gulch. (9-12)
The Seventh One ($6.49, 1-57924-967-1) by Elizabeth Yates. (12-up)
Fran's Friend ($15.95, 1-58234-777-8) by Lisa Bruce, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw. Though her dog wants to play, Fran is busy working on a surprise for him. (3-6)
Hector the Hermit Crab ($15.95, 1-58234-800-6) by Katie Boyce. The flowers growing on a shy hermit crab's shell help him make friends. (3-6)
Goodnight Lulu ($15.95, 1-58234-803-0) by Paulette Bogan. A chicken worries that a bear, tiger or alligator will come into her room at night. (3-6)
Mucky Duck ($15.95, 1-58234-821-9) by Sally Grindley, illus. by Neal Layton. Oliver and his duck have trouble staying clean. (3-6)
Polly's Picnic ($16.95, 1-58234-819-7) by Richard Hamilton, illus. by Sophy Williams. After they devour Polly's picnic, animals provide her with a new one. (3-7)
Arthur's Tractor ($15.95, 1-58234-847-2) by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Colin Paine. A princess in distress and a dragon on the loose follow a farmer on a tractor. (4-8)
Bad Hare Day ($15.95, 1-58234-785-9) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Lynne Chapman. Holly visits the salon of her hair stylist uncle, Herbert the Hare. (4-8)
Princesses Are Not Quitters! ($16.95, 1-58234-762-X) by Kate Lum, illus. by Sue Hellard. Three bored princesses become servants for a day. (4-8)
Jack and the Dreamsack ($16.95, 1-58234-786-7) by Laurence Anholt, illus. by Ross Collins, tells of Jack's quest to bring dreams back to the waking world. (4-8)
The Little Blue Rabbit ($16.95, 1-58234-834-0) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Jason Cockcroft. The other toys comfort a stuffed rabbit when his boy disappears. (4-8)
Harry's Box ($16.95, 1-58234-772-7) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Jenny Jones. A boy and his dog find creative ways to play with a cardboard box. (4-8)
The Countess's Calamity: Tales from the Box ($14.95, 1-58234-812-X: paper $6.95, -855-3) by Sally Gardner. A mouse couple rescues five dolls abandoned in the park. (6-10)
Hazel Green ($14.95, 1-58234-820-0) by Odo Hirsch. A girl tries to convince city officials to allow children to march in the annual parade. (7-12)
Flight of the Fisherbird ($15.95, 1-58234-814-6) by Nora Martin. In 1889, a girl pulls a nearly drowned Chinese man from the sea off the coast of Washington State. (10-up)
Hang on in There, Shelley ($16.95, 1-58234-822-7) by Kate Saksena. A teenage girl living in London writes letters to a pop star. (10-up)
The House of Windjammer ($16.95, 1-58234-811-1) by V.A. Richardson. In 1636, a young heir in Amsterdam tries to keep his family afloat after his father dies. (12-up)
Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis ($26.95, 1-58234-825-1) by J.K. Rowling is a Latin translation of the first Harry Potter volume. (12-up)
Faerie Wars ($17.95, 1-58234-810-3) by Herbie Brennan. Henry meets a prince who has escaped from the troubles of the faerie world. (12-up)
Warriors of Camlann ($16.95, 1-58234-817-0) by N.M. Browne. Dan and Ursula find themselves in the Middle Ages in the service of King Arthur. (12-up)
Violet and the Mean and Rotten Pirates ($6.95, 1-58234-866-9) by Richard Hamilton, illus. by Sam Hearn, tells of a group of pirates who find a baby girl aboard an abandoned ship. (6-10)
Harri Potter maen yr Athronydd ($7.95, 1-58234-827-8) translates Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone into Welsh. (10-up)
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Be Good Gordon ($8.95, 0-7475-5580-X) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Tim Archbold. A well-behaved boy learns to have a bit more fun when a new babysitter arrives. (4-7)
BLUE APPLE BOOKS
Little Lessons from Mom (1-929766-51-3) and Little Lessons from Dad (-52-1) by Emily Bolam offer advice to youngsters ($8.95 each, all ages).
Coupons for Grown-ups (1-929766-75-0) and Coupons for Friends (-93-9) by Rebecca Doughty contain coupons for such gifts as washing the car and serving breakfast in bed. ($6.95 each, all ages).
Animal Play ($13.95, 1-929766-82-3) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback, is a cloth book featuring animals. (6-18 mos.)
Big Red Bow ($8.95, 1-929766-71-8) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emilie Boon. This rhyming story about brushing hair comes with a red bow. (2-up)
You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime: Problem Solving in Dollars and Cents ($14.95, 1-929766-81-5) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley. Pete learns about money and math as he saves and spends his allowance. (5-8)
Early Experiences continues with Does a Hippo Say Ahh? (1-929766-77-7) and Does a Tiger Open Wide? (-78-5) by Fred Ehrlich, illus. by Emily Bolam ($10.95 each, 2-5).
Board Book Reprints
Nicky's Noisy Night (1-929766-79-3) and Where's Nicky's Easter Egg? (-80-7) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Richard Brown ($6.95 each, 2-4).
I Am Reading Latin adds Quo colore est?/What Color Is It? (0-86516-539-4) and Quis me amat?/Who Loves Me? (0-86516-541-6) by Marie Carducci Bolchazy ($9.95 each, 4-8).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS
Hobbledy-Clop ($15.95, 1-56397-888-1) by Pat Brisson. Brendan pulls his wagon to Grandma's house for a tea party. (2-5)
The Aunts Go Marching ($15.95, 1-59078-026-4) by Maurie Manning. The sound of a girl's drum brings aunts out into the street. (2-6)
Zoe's Hats: A Book of Colors and Patterns ($13.95, 1-59078-042-6) by Sharon Lane Holm introduces the concepts of colors and patterns. (2-6)
Mr. Basset Plays ($15.95, 1-59078-007-8) by Dominic Catalano tracks a hound's quest to discover the important things in life. (2-6)
Bear Hug ($15.95, 1-56397-876-8) by Laurence Pringle. A father and his children share a special outing. (5-8)
Look What You Can Make with Dozens of Household Items! ($24.99, 1-59078-058-2) collects more than 500 crafts. (5-12)
The Day the Picture Man Came ($16.95, 1-56397-161-5) by Faye Gibbons. A traveling photographer takes a picture of Emily's family. (5-up)
The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ($16.95, 1-59078-010-8) by Bruce Hiscock follows a caribou herd as it crosses this refuge. (6-9)
Whales! Strange and Wonderful ($15.95, 1-56397-439-8) by Laurence Pringle describes efforts to save whales from extinction. (6-9)
Joan of Arc ($15.95, 1-59078-009-4) by Ann Tompert chronicles the life of this saint. (6-up)
Cows, Cats, and Kids ($17.95, 1-56397-111-9) by Jean L.S. Patrick reveals a veterinarian practice that is a family affair. (7-12)
Paul Revere's Ride ($16.95, 1-56397-799-0), illus. by Monica Vachula, presents this poem with new art. (8-up)
Wild Horses: Black Hills Sanctuary ($16.95, 1-56397-745-1) by Cris Peterson spotlights this South Dakota sanctuary, home to 3,000 wild mustangs. (8-up)
Finding Zola ($16.95, 1-59078-070-1) by Marianne Mitchell is a mystery involving a shattered life and a missing person. (9-12)
George Washington: The Writer ($16.95, 1-56397-199-2), compiled and ed. by Carolyn Yoder, collects Washington's writings. (9-up)
The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Tree And Other Mysteries in Tropical Nature ($15.95, 1-56397-902-0) by Susan Quinlan compiles 11 ecological mysteries. (9-up)
Bill W.: A Different Kind of Hero ($16.95, 1-59078-067-1) by Tom White tells the story of Alcoholics Anonymous. (10-14)
Beachmont Letters ($16.95, 1-59078-050-7) by Cathleen Twomey centers on a girl who was badly burned in a fire. (12-up)
The Third Jumbo Book of Hidden Pictures ($6.95, 1-56397-276-X), compiled by the editors of Highlights for Children, offers 73 hidden pictures. (5-12)
Puzzlemania issues Vol. 5 (0-87534-705-3), Vol. 6 (-706-1), Vol. 7 (-707-X) and Vol. 8 (-708-8), compiled by the editors of Highlights for Children ($5.95 each, 6-12). And Mathmania adds Vol. 5 (0-87534-935-8), Vol. 6 (-936-6), Vol. 7 (937-4) and Vol. 8 (-938-2), compiled by the editors of Highlights for Children ($5.95 each, 6-12).
The Never-Ending Greenness: WeMade Israel Bloom ($16.95, 1-59078-064-7) by Neil Waldman (6-up); and Masada ($18.95, 1-59078-063-9) by Waldman (8-up).
The Animals' Song ($8.95, 1-59078-076-0) by David Harrison (2-6); I Don't Want to Go to Camp ($8.95, -074-4) by Eve Bunting (4-6); Secret Signs: An Escape Through the Underground Railroad ($8.95, -072-8) by Anita Riggio (4-8); Butterfly Boy ($7.95, -055-8) by Virginia Kroll (5-8); Moon Festival ($8.95, -079-5) by Ching Yeung Russell (5-9); and Waiting for Dolphins ($9.95, -073-6) by Carole Crowe (10-up).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS/ WORDSONG
In the Spin of Things: Poetry of Motion ($16.95, 1-56397-145-3) by Rebecca Kai Dotlich collects poems about things that move. (5-8)
Alphathoughts ($15.95, 1-56397-979-9) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Marla Baggetta, offers verses about the alphabet. (6-8)
The Alligator in the Closet And Other Poems Around the House ($16.95, 1-56397-994-2) by David Harrison compiles poems set in the home. (6-10)
By Definition: Poems of Feelings ($15.95, 1-59078-060-4; paper $8.95, -085-X) by Sara Holbrook presents 40 poems about emotions and dilemmas. (9-up)
I Heard a Bluebird Sing ($10.95, 1-59078-071-X) by Aileen Fisher (5-12).
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
The Bible Prayer Collection: 30 Life-Changing Prayers from the Bible for Children ($9.99, 0-8054-2758-9) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton, packages a book of prayers with a CD. (4-8)
LullaBible Series for Little Ones issues Bible Prayers (0-8054-2755-4), Bible Blessings (-2761-9), Bible Verses (-2757-0) and Bible Promises (-2756-2) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton ($9.99 each, up to 3). And the Dove Award Signature Series for Children gains Awesome God (-2664-7) and I've Just Seen Jesus (-2665-5) by Elkins, illus. by Colton ($14.99 each, 5-up).
Bible Town Detectives, Featuring Inspector Dee ($8.99, 0-8054-3923-4) by Mary Rose Pearson. In this activity book, Inspector Dee leads readers through Bible Town, explaining mysteries found in the Scriptures. (7-up)
THE BROOKFIELD READER
(International Publishers Marketing, dist.)
Life in the 'Fridge continues with The 'Fridge Games (1-930093-20-9) and The Leftovers (-21-7) by Ken Harvey, illus. by Mary Sue Hermes ($14.95 each, 3-6).
CANARY CONNECT/JUST THINK BOOKS
(Biblio Distribution, dist.)
What Day Is Today? ($13.95, 0-9643462-3-0) by Sandy Parker, illus. by Cathy Hofher, introduces the days of the week. (4-6)
Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book ($7.99, 0-7636-2016-5) by Helen Oxenbury offers an introduction to the world of seeing, hearing, touching and doing. (1-3)
Maisy Loves You ($5.99, 0-7636-2065-3) by Lucy Cousins is a new tale starring this mouse. (2-5)
A Quilt for Baby ($15.99, 0-7636-1925-6) by Kim Lewis pays tribute to family and home. (2-5)
Red Blue Color Zoo ($6.99, 0-7636-2015-7) by Philippe Dupasquier focuses on colors and animals. (2-5)
Carlo Likes Colors ($14.99, 0-7636-2023-8) by Jessica Spanyol. Carlo discovers basic concepts. (2-5)
Go, Maisy, Go! ($8.99, 0-7636-2118-8) by Lucy Cousins is a lift-the-flap book revealing Maisy on the go. (2-5)
Animal Fun ($6.99, 0-7636-1973-6). A board-book collection of animal tales. (2-5)
Let's Go! (0-7636-2040-8) and Let's Build! (-2039-4) by Jane Chapman are board books featuring pages of increasing length ($6.99 each, 2-5).
Maisy's Best Friends ($5.99, 0-7636-2128-5) by Lucy Cousins is a shaped board book introducing Maisy's pals. (2-5)
Waggle ($14.99, 0-7636-2059-9) by Sarah McMenemy. Rosie wonders what to call her new puppy. (2-5)
I Kissed the Baby! ($12.99, 0-7636-2122-6) by Mary Murphy. Animals rejoice at the arrival of a wee one. (2-5)
Full, Full, Full of Love ($15.99, 0-7636-1851-9) by Trish Cooke, illus. by Paul Howard, celebrates the joys of family and food. (2-up)
The Animals Went in Two by Two: A Noah's Ark Pop-up Book ($14.99, 0-7636-1991-4) by Jan Pienkowski features flaps, tabs, wheels and pop-ups. (3-6)
Albert's Impossible Toothache ($15.99, 0-7636-1723-7) by Barbara Williams, illus. by Doug Cushman, reintroduces this tale of a turtle's struggle to be believed and understood. (3-6)
Hi, Harry! The Moving Story of How One Slow Tortoise Slowly Made a Friend ($14.99, 0-7636-1802-0) by Martin Waddell, illus. by Barbara Firth, demonstrates that there is a friend for everyone. (3-6)
My Grandma Is Coming to Town ($13.99, 0-7636-1237-5) by Anna Grossnickle Hines, illus. by Melissa Sweet. Albert suddenly becomes shy when a special visitor arrives. (3-6)
Circus Surprise (0-7636-2012-2) and Ready, Set, GO! (-2013-0) by Sue Harris, illus. by Ingela Peterson, reveal animal acts at the circus; and animals racing in various vehicles ($12.99 each, 3-6).
Billy's Bucket ($15.99, 0-7636-2127-7) by Kes Gray, illus. by Garry Parsons. This birthday tale pays tribute to a child's imagination. (3-6)
Annie Rose Is My Little Sister ($15.99, 0-7636-1959-0) by Shirley Hughes is a story starring Alfie and his trying but lovable little sister. (3-7)
Ginger Finds a Home ($15.99, 0-7636-1999-X) by Charlotte Voake. A girl finds a new pet in this prequel to Ginger. (3-7)
Snail Boy ($15.99, 0-7636-1259-6) by Leslie McGuirk tells of the friendship between a snail and a boy. (3-7)
A Long Way ($15.99, 0-7636-1047-X) by Katherine Ayres, illus. by Tricia Tusa. A girl's imagination lets her travel to her grandmother's house. (3-up)
Tyrannosaurus Rex (0-7636-1458-0) and Triceratops (-1459-9) by Don Lessem, illus. by Hall Train, are books about these dinos, with sculpted rubber covers ($8.99 each, 4-7).
Jabberwocky ($15.99, 0-7636-2018-1) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Joel Stewart, presents this nonsense poem with new art. (4-7)
The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone ($16.99, 0-7636-1382-7) by Timothy Basil Ering is the story of a boy who finds strange treasures. (4-7)
Bad News! I'm in Charge! ($15.99, 0-7636-2072-6) by Bruce Ingman. What would you do if you could rule the land? (4-7)
Little One Step ($15.99, 0-7636-2070-X) by Simon James. A duckling makes a useful discovery. (4-8)
One Wheel Wobbles: A Homespun Counting Book ($15.99, 0-7636-0472-0) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan, is a counting tale revealing a variety of wheels. (4-8)
That's What Friends Are For ($15.99, 0-7636-1397-5) by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief, illus. by Holly Meade. This tale about the value of true friendship features collage art. (4-8)
My Hippie Grandmother ($15.99, 0-7636-0671-5) by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Abby Carter, is an ode to free spirits of all generations. (4-up)
One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book ($15.99, 0-7636-1406-8) by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre, illus. by Randy Cecil. Feet are the focus of this counting book. (5-8)
Metal Mutz! ($17.99, 0-7636-2083-1) by Christine Tagg, illus. by David Ellwand. A robot builds a canine companion in this pop-up book that 'barks.' (5-10)
The Cat Who Got Carried Away ($15.99, 0-7636-2073-4) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Katharine McEwen. The Gaskitt family returns in this tale starring Horace the cat. (6-9)
My Dog Is a Carrot ($12.99, 0-7636-1932-9) by John Hegley collects offbeat poems. (6-up)
The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup ($15.99, 0-7636-0834-3) by Terry Farish, illus. by Barry Root, is a love story centering on an unlikely pair of curmudgeons. (6-up)
Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein ($16.99, 0-7636-0835-1) by Sharon Darrow, illus. by Angela Barrett, is a fictionalized account of Shelley's teenage years. (8-12)
The Wishing Bone and Other Poems ($16.99, 0-7636-1118-2) by Stephen Mitchell, illus. by Tom Pohrt, compiles playful poetry. (8-12)
To the Top: The Story of Everest ($17.99, 0-7636-5115-3) by Stephen Venables, photos by Royal Geographical Society. Photos and narrative focus on this mountain and those who have attempted to climb it. (9-up)
Eye of the Wolf ($15.99, 0-7636-1896-9) by Daniel Pennac, trans. by Sarah Adams, illus. by Max Grafe, presents a fable about a boy and a wolf. (10-up)
Hill Hawk Hattie ($15.99, 0-7636-1963-9) by Clara Gillow Clark. Disguised as a boy, Hattie joins her widowed father and his rafting crew on a logging voyage. (10-up)
At the End of Words: A Daughter's Memoir ($14, 0-7636-1854-3) by Miriam Stone. The author pays tribute to her late mother. (12-up)
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup ($15.99, 0-7636-2116-1) by Ron Koertge. Benched by mono, a teenage baseball player takes a swing at writing poetry. (12-up)
Destination Unexpected ($16.99, 0-7636-1764-4), ed. by Donald R. Gallo, collects 10 stories relaying journeys of discovery. (12-up)
Planet Janet ($14.99, 0-7636-2048-3) by Dyan Sheldon offers a chronicle of teenage angst. (14-up)
What the Birds See ($15.99, 0-7636-2092-0) by Sonya Hartnett tells of an unwanted, unloved boy living in a suburb that is no longer safe. (14-up)
33 Snowfish ($15.99, 0-7636-1874-8) by Adam Rapp, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering, is a novel dramatizing the resilience of the human spirit. (15-up)
Brand New Readers continues with Ethan at Home ($12.99, 0-7636-1092-5; paper $5.99, -1093-3) by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Brian Floca (4-7).
Board Book Reprints
My Friend Bear ($6.99, 0-7636-2017-3) by Jez Alborough (2-4); Colors (-2045-9), Letters (-2046-7), Numbers (2043-2) and Opposites (-2044-0) by John Burningham ($5.99 each, 2-5); and Za-Za's Baby Brother (-2042-4) by Lucy Cousins and Splash! (-2035-1) by Flora McDonnell ($6.99 each, 2-5).
Guess How Much I Love You, Big Book Edition ($19.99, 0-7636-2106-4) by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (all ages); My Mom Is Excellent (-2050-5), My Grandma Is Wonderful (-2051-3), My Dad Is Awesome (-2056-4) and My Grandpa Is Amazing (-2057-2) by Nick Butterworth ($5.99 each, 3-8); and The People in Pineapple Place (-2131-5; paper -1739-3) and The Prisoner of Pineapple Place (-2132-3; paper -1740-7) by Anne Lindbergh ($16.99 each, paper $5.99, 8-12).
Maisy's Easter Egg Hunt ($3.99, 0-7636-2071-8) by Lucy Cousins is a holiday tale with stickers. (3-5)
Joining Read and Wonder is Growing Frogs ($5.99, 0-7636-2052-1) by Vivian French, illus. by Alison Bartlett (5-8).
One Duck Stuck (0-7636-1566-8) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jane Chapman; and Farmer Will (-2055-6) by Jane Cowen-Fletcher ($5.99 each, 2-5); Hi New Baby! ($6.99, -1826-8) by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley (2-8); Benny ($5.99, -1703-2) by Bob Graham (4-7); Kiss the Cow! ($5.99, -2003-3) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (4-8); Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door ($6.99, -1053-4) by Laura McGee Kvasnosky (5-9); Beany Goes to Camp (-2053-X) and Beany and the Dreaded Wedding (-2054-8) by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti ($5.99 each, 6-9); Judy Moody Gets Famous ($5.99, -1931-0) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds (6-10); and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ($12.99, -2049-1) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (8-up).
Willy and Hugh (0-7636-1977-9) and Willy the Wizard (-1978-7) by Anthony Browne ($5.99 each, 5-8).
CATHOLIC BOOK PUBLISHING CO.
New Illustrated Book of Saints ($11.95, 0-89942-733-2). Eighty saints are featured in full color. (All ages)
Bath Time ($14.95, 0-7614-5117-X) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Janet Pederson. Little Penguin puts so many toys in the tub that there's no room for him. (3-6)
Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble! ($14.95, 0-7614-5124-2) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Megan Halsey, is a rhyming tale about trucks. (4-6)
All in One Hour ($16.95, 0-7614-5129-3) by Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Dorothy Donohue. A mouse leads a wild chase through town. (4-7)
Abigail Muchmore: An Original Tale ($16.95, 0-7614-5116-1) by Lois Grambling, illus. by Susan Havice. A cowgirl captures the West Wind. (5-8)
Recycle Every Day! ($16.95, 0-7614-5149-8) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. A rabbit family recycles. (4-8)
Tanuki's Gift: A Japanese Tale ($16.95, 0-7614-5101-3), retold by Tim Myers, illus. by Robert Roth, tells of a badger who teaches a priest a lesson about friendship. (5-8)
Two Fools and a Horse: An Original Tale ($16.95, 0-7614-5119-6) by Sally Derby, illus. by Robert Rayevsky. Two fools try to prove that a peddler is carrying a missing horse in his sack. (5-8)
Murals: Walls That Sing ($17.95, 0-7614-5131-5) by George Ancona. Photos pay homage to public murals. (8-12)
Buffalo: With Selections from Native American Song-Poems ($18.95, 0-7614-5133-1) by Beverly Brodsky examines the buffalo's role in Native American history. (8-12)
Mingo ($16.95, 0-7614-5111-0) by Lenice Strohmeier, illus. by Bill Farnsworth. A girl comes to terms with slavery when her friend and family slave dies. (8-10)
The 7th Knot ($15.95, 0-7614-5135-8) by Kathleen Karr. Two teens face an international conspiracy in 19th-century Germany. (10-14)
Minik's Story ($15.95, 0-7614-5134-X) by Jennifer Owings Dewey. An Inuit girl copes with her mother's death and with the Europeans whose culture threatens to corrupt her own. (12-up)
John Willy and Freddy McGee ($5.95, 0-7614-5143-9) by Holly Meade (2-5); Bat in the Dining Room ($5.95, -5146-3) by Crescent Dragonwagon, illus. by S.D. Schindler (5-8); The Lizard Man of Crabtree County ($5.95, -5144-7) by Lucy Nolan, illus. by J.D. Kastner (6-9); Shibumi and the Kitemaker ($5.95, -5145-5) by Mercer Mayer (7-10); The Great Chicken Debacle ($5.95, -5148-X) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (8-12); and A Different Kind of Hero ($5.95, -5417-1) by Ann R. Blakeslee (10-14).
Shoshoni Pony ($15.95, 0-87004-431-1) by Carol MacGregor tells of the arrival of horses to the Lewis and Clark expedition. (8-12)
Swords for Hire: Two of the Most Unlikely Heroes You'll Ever Meet ($6.95, 0-9724882-0-0) by Will Allen. Set in the kingdom of Parmal, this story centers on the adventures of a 16-year-old farm boy and an eccentric guard. (9-up)
Calico's Curious Kittens ($16.95, 1-57091-511-3; paper $6.95, -512-1) by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes introduces seven mischievous kittens. (2-7)
My Favorite Bear ($15.95, 1-58089-038-5) by Andrea Gabriel. A mother bear tells her sleepy cub about various bear species. (2-7)
Frogs Sing Songs ($16.95, 1-57091-548-2; paper $6.95, -549-0) by Yvonne Winer, illus. by Tony Oliver, examines frogs and their habitats. (4-9)
Popcorn! ($16.95, 1-57091-442-7; paper $6.95, -443-5) by Elaine Landau, illus. by Brian Lies, reveals facts about popcorn. (4-9)
First Year Letters ($16.95, 1-58089-084-9; paper $6.95, -085-7) by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love, is a sequel to First Day Jitters. (5-9)
Don't Say Ain't ($15.95, 1-57091-381-1) by Irene Smalls, illus. by Colin Bootman. In the 1950s, a Harlem girl attends a school for advanced students. (5-10)
Pictures at an Exhibition ($19.95, 1-57091-492-3) by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel. This story about a composer saddened by his friend's death is packaged with a CD. (5-10)
The Deep-Sea Floor ($16.95, 1-57091-402-8; paper $6.95, -403-6) by Sneed B. Collard III, illus. by Gregory Wenzel, reveals the creatures that live on the ocean floor. (6-11)
Children of Native America Today ($18.95, 1-57091-499-0) by Arlene Hirschfelder and Yvonne Wakim Dennis. Photos and narrative focus on the lives of young members of 26 tribes. (7-12)
Face-to-Face welcomes Face-to-Face with the Cat ($9.95, 1-57091-454-0) by Stéphane Frattin (2-7).
Board Book Reprints
Grumbly Bunnies (1-58089-088-1) by Willy Welch, illus. by Tammie Lyon; and The Ocean Alphabet Board Book (-524-5) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Frank Mazzola Jr. ($6.95 each, 1-4); and The M&M's Brand All-American Parade Book ($6.95, -430-3) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Peggy Tagel (1-4).
Paperback in Spanish
Brilla, brilla, Linda estrella (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star) ($7.95, 1-58089-092-X) by Iza Trapani. (2-7)
The Boat Alphabet Book ($7.95, 0-88106-911-6) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrzycki (all ages); Mary Had a Little Lamb ($6.95, 1-58089-090-3) by Iza Trapani (2-7); and Scatterbrain Sam (0-88106-395-9) by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Matt Faulkner; and Uncle Rain Cloud (0-88106-372-X) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Fabricio VandenBroeck ($6.95 each, 4-9).
Winning... for Girls scores Winning Field Hockey for Girls (0-8160-4725-1) by Becky Swissler and Winning Tennis for Girls (-4815-0) by David Porter ($18.95 each, 12-up).
American Mosaic: African-American Contributions adds The Tuskegee Airmen (0-7910-7267-3) by Judy Hasday and The History of African-American Civic Organizations (-7270-3) by Joe Ferry ($22.95 each, 6-12); and The History of Jazz (-7265-7; paper -7489-7) and The History of the Blues (-7266-5; paper -7490-0) by Sandhya Asirvatham; African-Americans in Film and Television (-7268-1; paper -7891-9) by Cookie Lommel; and The History of African-American Colleges and Universities (-7269-X; paper -7492-7) by Jennifer Peltak ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 6-12). Ancient World Leaders offers Alexander the Great (-7219-3; paper -7493-5) and Julius Caesar (-7220-7; paper -7494-3) by Samuel Willard Crompton; Attila the Hun (-7221-5; paper -7495-1) by Bonnie Harvey; Genghis Kahn (-7222-3; paper -7496-X) by Brenda Lange ($22.95 each, paper $9.95); Saladin (-7223-1) by John Davenport; and Charlemagne (-7224-X) by Dale Gelfand ($22.95 each, 6-12). Deadly Diseases and Epidemics releases Cholera (-7303-3) by William Coleman; Syphilis (-7308-4) by Brian Shmaefsky; Influenza (-7305-X) by Donald Emmeluth; Tuberculosis (-7309-2) by Kim Finer; Anthrax (-7302-5) by Janet Decker; and Polio (-7462-5) by Alan Hecht ($25.95 each, 6-12). There are six additions to Drugs: The Straight Facts ($22.95 each, 6-12). And new Famous Flyers are Claire Chennault (-7217-7; paper -7499-4) by Earle Rice Jr.; Charles Lindbergh (-7212-6; paper -7497-8) and Amelia Earhart (-7213-4; paper -7498-6) by Heather Lehr Wagner; Chuck Yeager (-7216-9; paper -7500-1) by Colleen Madonna Flood Williams ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 6-12); Manfred von Richthofen (-7214-2) by Earle Rice Jr.; and Eddie Rickenbacker (-7215-0) by Rachel Koestler-Grack ($22.95 each, 6-12).
The Great Hispanic Heritage issues six titles, including Cesar Chavez (-7253-3; paper -7515-X) by Hal Marcovitz; Frida Kahlo (-7254-1; paper -7517-6) by John Morrison; Juan Ponce de Leon (-7255-X; paper -7518-4) by Louise Chipley Slavicek; and Diego Rivera (-7256-8; paper -7516-8) by Sheila Wood Foard ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 6-12). Joining Immigrants in America are Chinese Americans (-7126-X; paper -7513-3) by Hal Michael Martin; German Americans (-7127-8; paper -7512-5) by Liz Sonneborn; Italian Americans (-7129-4; paper -7509-5) by Rebecca Aldridge; Japanese Americans (-7130-8; paper -7510-9) by Joanne Mattern; Irish Americans (-7128-6; paper -7511-9) by Kerry Graves; and Swedish Americans (-7131-6; paper -7514-1) by Cory Gunderson ($22.95 each, paper $9.95). Among the six new Point/Counterpoint books are Capital Punishment (-7369-6; paper -7505-2) by Al Marzilli; Freedom of Speech (-7370-X) by Alan Allsport; Right to Privacy (-7373-4; paper -7508-7) by Martha Bridegam; and Gun Control (-7371-8; paper -7507-9) by Angela Valdez ($25.95 each, paper $11.95). Six titles join Sieges That Changed the World, including Constantinople (-7102-2; paper -7527-3) by Tim McNeese and Petersburg (-7100-6; paper -7530-3) by Bruce Brager ($22.95 each, paper $9.95); and Dien Bien Phu (-7228-2) by Richard Worth ($22.95, 6-12). And Women in Science welcomes Dian Fossey (-6907-9; paper -7521-4) by Lois Nicholson; Rachel Carlson (-7244-4; paper -7520-6) by Earnie Tremblay; JaneGoodall (-6905-2; paper -7519-2) by Lisa Kozleski; Barbara McClintock (-7248-7; paper -7522-2) by J. Heather Cullen ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 6-12); Maria Goeppert Mayer (-7247-9) by Joe Ferry; and Maria Mitchell (-7249-5) by Dale Anderson ($22.95 each, 6-12).
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Rainforests: An Activity Guide for Ages 6-9 ($14.95, 1-55652-476-5) by Nancy Castaldo outlines activities that impart information about the rain forest. (6-9)
The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane ($14.95, 1-55652-477-3) by Mary Kay Carson includes facts about these brothers and their invention, plus projects. (9-up)
Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyages: An Activity Guide to North American Sailing Life ($14.95, 1-55652-475-7) by Valerie Petrillo contains activities and facts about 19th-century sailing life. (9-up)
Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide ($16.95, 1-55652-457-9) by Marian Broida rounds up activities based on the lives of the ancient Israelites, Phoenicians and Philistines. (9-up)
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
Lakas and the Manilatown Fish ($16.95, 0-89239-182-0) by Antonio Robles, illus. by Carl Angel, designed by Lucille Tenazas. This bilingual English/Tagalog tale features a Filipino-American boy and a talking fish. (5-up)
Chachaji's Cup by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Soumya Sitaraman ($16.95, 0-89239-178-2), tells of a family uprooted during the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan. (6-up)
Soledad Sigh-Sighs/Soledad suspiros ($16.95, 0-89239-180-4) by Rigoberto González, illus. by Rosa Ibarra. In this bilingual tale, two neighborhood friends help out a lonely girl. (6-up)
Magic Windows/ Ventanas mágicas (0-89239-183-9) by Carmen Lomas Garza; This Land Is My Land (-184-7) by George Littlechild; and What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? (-185-5) by Richard Van Camp, illus. by George Littlechild ($7.95 each, 6-up).
Craft Mania adds eight new titles, including Milk Carton Mania (0-516-51673-2) and Pipe Cleaner Mania (-22279-1) by Christine Irvin ($6.95 each, 7-9). Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists welcomes three new titles, including Georges Seurat (-22496-4) by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). Backstage Pass offers five new titles, including Backstage at a Music Video (-24386-1) by Holly Cefrey and Backstage at an Animated Series (-24385-3) by Danny Fingeroth ($6.95 each, 9-12). Among the five new X-Treme Outdoors titles are Hang Glidin g (-24382-9) by Heidi Zeigler and Skysurfing (-24380-2) by Gillian C.P. Brown ($6.95 each, 9-12).
Our Cat Cuddles ($26.99, 0-85953-025-6) by Gervase Phinn, illus. by Amanda Montgomery-Higham. Two kids get a kitten, and get more than they bargained for. (4-7) The Princess and the Dragon ($7.99, 0-85953-716-1) is a storybook about wanting to be something you're not. (3-8)
Snakes ($12.99, 0-85953-404-9) focuses on this often misunderstood species. (4-10)
What's the Matter, Royston Knapper? (0-85953-883-4) and Royston Knapper, Return of the Rogue (-024-8) by Gervase Phinn, illus. by Chris Fisher, are story collections starring a mischievous boy. (9-11)
The Best Things issues Happy (0-85953-898-2) and Busy (-899-0), illus. by Annie Kubler ($6.99 each, 1-3). Prehistoric Pals welcomes Tyrannosaurus (-112-0), Diplodocus
(-114-7), Stegosaurus (-113-9) and Triceratops (-115-5), illus. by Pam Adams ($4.99 each, 2-up). And Die Cut Reading presents Down at the Station (board book -140-6; Big Book -123-6), Five Little Ducks (board book 141-4; Big Book -124-4), Twinkle, Twinkle (board book -142-2: Big Book -125-2) and Over in the Meadow (board book -143-0; Big Book -126-0) (board book $5.99 each; Big Book $19.99 each, 3-8).
Rattle Books offers Caillou: My Favorite Toys (2-89450-364-4) and Caillou: My Favorite Animals (-363-6) by Tipéo ($7.95 each, 3 mos.-up). New to Confetti is Caillou: Happy Easter! ($5.95, -386-5, 2-up) by Tipéo. Zigzag issues Caillou: Colors (-373-3), Caillou: Numbers (-374-1) by Patrice Myette, Caillou: Tracing (-376-8) and Caillou: Shapes by Rudolphe Thuaud ($3.95 each, 3-up). Scooter adds Caillou: At the Beach (-379-2) and Caillou: At the Amusement Park (-380-6, $4.95 each, 3-up).
Grow Up! ($6.95, 0-8118-3761-0) by Nina Laden is a board book with windows revealing baby animals. (up to 3)
Where's Sam? ($10.95, 0-8118-3764-5) by Yves Got. Sam the bunny assumes various guises in this lift-the-flap book. (up to 3)
Daddy Kisses (0-8118-3914-1) and Mommy Hugs (-3916-8) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. Animals star in these tales celebrating the bond between parents and their children ($5.95 each, up to 4).
What's Cookin'? ($14.95, 0-8118-3561-8) by Nancy Coffelt is a counting book set in the kitchen. (2-6)
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee ($14.95, 0-8118-3603-7) by Chris Van Dusen is a sequel to Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee. (3-7)
The Magic Toolbox ($14.95, 0-8118-3564-2) by Mie Araki. A rhinoceros and a rabbit explain the building process. (3-7)
The Owl and the Pussycat ($15.95, 0-8118-3903-6) by Edward Lear, illus. by Anne Wilson. Paper collage art illustrates this poem. (3-7)
Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook ($14.95, 0-8118-3606-1) by Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley, illus. by Mauner. Set in Venice, this scrapbook conveys the importance of loving relationships. (3-7)
Rubberneckers Jr. ($12.95, 0-8118-3733-5) by Mark and Matthew Lore. A new card game for car trips. (3-up)
Gigi and Zachary's Around-the-World Adventure ($16.95, 0-8118-3909-5) by Gilles Eduar. A giraffe and a zebra play a search-and-find game as they tour the world. (4-8)
Oh, Ducky! ($15.95, 0-8118-3562-6) by David Slonim. What happens when a rubber duck falls into a candy-making machine? (4-8)
Rhinos Who Play Baseball ($13.95, 0-8118-3605-3) by Julie Mammano. The rhinos take to the baseball diamond. (4-8)
The Sleeping Beauty/La bella durmiente ($13.95, 0-8118-3912-5), adapted by Miquel Desclot, illus. by Christoph Abbrederis, retells this tale in both English and Spanish. (4-8)
The Little Mermaid/La Sirenita, ($13.95, 0-8118-3910-9) by Oriol Izquierdo, illus. by Max, offers a bilingual version of this story. (4-8)
Braid Crazy ($12.95, 0-8118-3602-9) by Carla Sinclair, photos by Susan Sheridan, illus. by Mark Frauenfelder, shows how to create 25 hairdos. (4-12)
Games for Your Brain: Bug Cards ($9.95, 0-8118-3474-3) and Games for Your Brain: Dinosaur Cards (-3498-0) by Tina Seelig. These card games feature bugs and dinosaurs. (5-up)
The Super Duper Activity Book ($12.95, 0-8118-3702-5) by Lynn Gordon, illus. by Karen Johnson and Susan Synarski, collects activities from 52 Decks. (5-up)
The Diary Deck ($14.95, 0-8118-3760-2) by the Diary Project collects writings from the Diary Project Web site. (13-up)
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from Red People Memory ($16.95, 0-938317-74-1) by Tim Tingle shares stories of the Choctaw People. (10-14)
Home Is Everything: The Latino Baseball Story ($24.95, 0-938317-70-9) by Marcos Bretón, photos by José Luis Villegas, focuses on Latino baseball players. (10-18)
Little Bear's Little Boat ($12, 0-395-97462-3) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Since he can no longer fit in his boat, Little Bear finds someone who can. (3-6)
Snuggle Mountain ($15, 0-618-04328-4) by Lindsey Lane, illus. by Melissa Iwai. Emma climbs Snuggle Mountain to rouse the sleeping giants to make pancakes for breakfast. (3-6)
Clarabella's Teeth ($14, 0-618-33379-7) by An Vrombaut. Clarabella's friends surprise her with a giant-size toothbrush. (3-6)
Easter Mice! ($13, 0-618-16455-3) by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Doug Cushman. Mice go on an egg hunt. (3-6)
Everything Is Different at Nonna's House ($16, 0-618-07335-3) by Caron Lee Cohen, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. Whether he is at home in the city or on his grandparents' farm, a boy knows that he is loved. (3-6)
Moe McTooth: An Alley Cat's Tale ($15, 0-618-11760-1) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Linda Bronson, centers on a cat that lives outdoors. (3-7)
Room for Rabbit ($15, 0-618-18183-0) by Roni Schotter, illus. by Cyd Moore. Now that Kara's father is remarried, will there be room in his house for her and her toy rabbit? (3-6)
Night Walk ($15, 0-618-32458-5) by Jill Newsome, illus. by Claudio Muñoz. An adventurous dog persuades a stay-at-home cat to go for a walk. (4-8)
The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf ($15, 0-618-33170-0) by Carll Cneut. A circus dog searches for a special friend. (4-8)
Something for Nothing ($15, 0-618-15982-7) by Ann Redisch Stampler, illus. by Jacqueline Cohen. In this variation of a Jewish folktale, a dog devises a plan to deal with three rowdy cats. (6-9)
Rhyolite: The True Story of a Ghost Town ($16, 0-618-09673-6) by Diane Siebert, illus. by David Frampton, presents a poem describing a Gold Rush boomtown in Nevada. (6-9)
Davey's Blue-Eyed Frog ($14, 0-618-18185-7) by Patricia Harrison Easton, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka. Davey finds a talking frog who claims to be a princess. (7-10)
Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark ($18, 0-618-06776-0) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by William Muñoz, is a companion volume to Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark. (9-12)
Spitting Image ($15, 0-618-23477-2) by Shutta Crum. A girl is determined to discover the truth about her father and her family's past. (9-13)
Virginia Bound ($15, 0-618-24752-1) by Amy Butler. In the early 1600s, a London orphan is kidnapped and sent to Jamestown as a bondservant. (9-13)
Alia Waking ($15, 0-618-19461-4) by Laura Williams McCaffrey. Alia and her friend capture two enemies of their village. (9-14)
Rodzina ($16, 0-618-13351-8) by Karen Cushman. A Polish girl from Chicago travels west on an orphan train after her parents die. (10-14)
The Sun, the Rain, and the Apple Seed: A Novel of Johnny Appleseed's Life ($15, 0-618-23487-X) by Lynda Durrant offers a fictional portrait of this folk hero. (10-14)
Hear the Wind Blow ($15, 0-618-18190-3) by Mary Downing Hahn. After their mother dies, a boy and girl set out across Civil War-torn Virginia in search of relatives. (10-14)
Fight On! Mary Church Terrell's Battle for Integration ($17, 0-618-13349-6) by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin is a biography of this civil rights leader. (10-14)
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 ($16, 0-395-77608-2) by Jim Murphy, explains how Philadelphia, then the nation's capital, was devastated by this disease. (10-14)
The Upstairs Cat (0-618-31676-0) by Karla Kuskin, illus. by Howard Fine; and Mandy Sue Day (-31675-2) by Roberta Karim, illus. by Karen Ritz ($5.95 each, 5-8); Bug in a Rug ($4.95, -31670-1) by Jamie Gilson, illus. by Diane deGroat (5-8); Creativity ($5.95, -31677-9) by John Steptoe, illus. by E.B. Lewis (6-10); Across America on an Emigrant Train ($9.95, -76483-1) by Jim Murphy (9-up); and Biodiversity ($7.95, -31514-4) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by William Muñoz (10-up).
Three Ducks Went Wandering ($5.95, 0-89919-494-X) by Ron Roy, illus. by Paul Galdone (3-6).
New to the Journey series is Journey Around San Francisco ($17.95, 1-889833-49-5) by Martha Day Zschock. (All ages)
Things I Hear in Church (0-7586-0125-5) and Things I Do in Church (-0126-3) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Kathy Mitter, are board books explaining the meaning of the words and actions in church services ($4.99 each, 2-up).
An Easter Alleluia ($9.99, 0-7586-0116-6) by Anita Reith Stohs, illus. by Joel Snyder, offers a song about the Easter story. (4-up)
Listen! Look! gains two titles by Gloria McQueen Stockstill: The Blind Man by the Road (0-7586-0144-1), illus. by Patrick Girouard; and Jesus Rose on Easter Morn (-0143-3), illus. by Julie Durrell ($4.99 each, 2-up).
Arch Books adds Barabbas Goes Free (0-570-07582-3) and He's Risen! He's Alive! (-07583-1) ($1.99 each, 5-9).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Snow Dragon ($9.95, 0-552-54595-3) by Vivian French, illus. by Chris Fisher, is a tale of triumph over evil. (5-8)
The Rainbow Bear ($8.95, 0-552-54640-2) by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman. Snow Bear's wish to soak up the colors of the rainbow for himself is granted. (5-8)
The Jumblies ($8.95, 0-552-54690-9) by Edward Lear, illus. by Ian Beck, presents this rhyme about little blue folk who go to sea in a sieve. (5-up)
CORNELL MARITIME PRESS/TIDEWATER
Perry's Baltimore Adventure: A Bird's-Eye View of Charm City ($11.95, 0-87033-540-5) by Peter E. Dans, illus. by Kim Harrell, is a tale based on the true story of peregrine falcons that nested in a skyscraper. (3-6)
The Living Oceans issues Polar Oceans (0-7787-1319-9), The Amazing Octopus (-1321-0), Ocean Biome (-1318-0) and Spectacular Sharks (-1320-2) by Bobbie Kalman (paper $7.95 each, 8-9). New to Kid Power are Breakfast Blast (-1272-9), Lunch Munch (-1273-7), Super Snacks (-1274-5) and Fit Kids (-1275-3) by Kalman (paper $8.95 each, 8-9). Sports in Action welcomes Cheerleading in Action (-0353-3) and Wrestling in Action (-0356-8) by John Crossingham and Badminton in Action (-0354-1) and Bowling in Action (-0355-X) by Kalman and Sarah Dann (paper $6.95 each, 8-9). The Life Cycle of a Snake (-0690-7) and The Life Cycle of a Raccoon (-0691-5) by Kalman join The Life Cycle (paper $6.95 each, 8-9). The Story of Flight takes off with The Wright Brothers and Other Pioneers of Flight (-1216-8), Military Aircraft of World War One (-1217-6), Amazing Flights: the Golden Age (-1218-4), Military Aircraft of World War Two ( -1219-2), Modern Military Aircraft (-1220-6) and Commercial Aircraft (-1221-4) by Olé Steen Hansen (paper $8.95 each, 9-10). Lands, Peoples and Culture adds 10 titles, including books on Afghanistan, Brazil, Peru and Puerto Rico (paper $7.95 each, 9-10). And Native Nations of North America greets Nations of the Southwest (-0466-1) and Life in a Pueblo (-0467-X) by Kalman (paper $8.95 each, 9-10).
My Country: Children Talk About America ($19.95, 1-57587-208-0) by Charles Ghigna collects writings and drawings from children across the country. (All ages)
Baby Bible Board Books Collection 1 ($23.99, 0-9725546-4-5) by Edward and Sarah Bolme, illus. by Tim Gillette, is a set of four volumes, each offering a story from Jesus' life. (up to 3)
Robert and the Lemming Problem ($15.95, 0-8126-2686-9) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer. Robert pays the consequences when he stops wearing his new sneakers after a classmate makes fun of them. (6-9)
Cartwheel to the Moon: My Sicilian Childhood ($16.95, 0-8126-2679-6) by Emanuel di Pasquale, illus. by K. Dyble Thompson, presents poems evoking the sights and sounds of Sicily. (8-12)
Dare to Be Scared ($15.95, 0-8126-2688-5) by Robert San Souci, illus. by David Ouimet, compiles 13 ghost, fantasy and SF tales. (8-12) Casting the Gods Adrift: A Tale of Ancient Egypt ($15.95, 0-8126-2684-2) by Geraldine McCaughrean is a novel centering on a boy living at the pharaoh's court. (9-12)
Who Is Baseball's Greatest Pitcher? ($15.95, 0-8126-2691-5) by Jeff Kisseloff rounds up facts and stats on 37 pitchers. (10-14)
Dvorak in America: In Search of the New World ($17.95, 0-8126-2681-8) by Joseph Horowitz tells the story behind this composer's New World Symphony. (11-14)
Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist ($17.95, 0-8126-2682-6) by Flip Schulke chronicles the author's career and presents 60 of his photos. (12-up)
THE CULTURE CO-OP
We All Have a Heritage ($18.95, 0-9644655-2-3) by Sandy Holman, illus. by Lela Kometiani. Children from diverse backgrounds celebrate all that they have in common. (5-12)