SIMON & SCHUSTER/PULSE
Lance Armstrong: A Biography ($4.99, 0-689-86242-3) by Bill Gutman recounts the life of this Tour de France champion. (10-up)
Dropping In with Andy Mac ($9.99, 0-689-85784-5) by Andy MacDonald with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is a biography of this skateboarder. (10-up)
Midnight Pearls ($5.99, 0-689-85557-5) by Debbie Viguié. Is witchcraft involved when a prince marries a girl who is not who she appears to be? (14-up)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle ($6.99, 0-689-86022-6) by Emma Harrison is a tie-in to the forthcoming film. (14-up)
Snow ($5.99, 0-689-85556-7) by Tracy Lynn tells of a princess abandoned at birth. (16-up)
The Fallen ($5.99, 0-689-85305-X) by Thomas Sniegoski. An orphan discovers his supernatural talents. (16-up)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is back in Where in the World Is Sabrina Spellman? (0-7434-4243-1) by Paul Ruditis and Witch Glitch (0-689-85578-8) and The Truth Hurts (-85579-6) by Leslie Goldman ($4.99 each, 9-14). Mates, Dates... introduces Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras (-85544-3), Mates, Dates, and Cosmic Kisses (-85545-1) and Mates, Dates, and Designer Divas (-85546-X) by Cathy Hopkins ($4.99 each, 12-up). Dark Secrets continues with The Deep End of Fear ($4.99, -85259-2) by Elizabeth Chandler (12-up). Charmed issues Shadow of the Sphinx (-85080-8) by Carla Jablonski, Something Wiccan This Way Comes (-85554-0) by Emma Harrison and Mist and Stone (-85789-6) by Diana Gallagher ($5.99 each, 12-up). Samurai Girl debuts with The Book of the Sword ($6.99, -85948-1) by Carrie Asai (16-up). New Wicked titles are Curse (0-7434-2697-5) and Legacy (-2698-3) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié ($5.95 each, 16-up). Fearless adds six titles, including Super Edition: Gaia Abducted ($6.99, 0-689-86019-6) and Lost ($5.99, -85551-6) by Francine Pascal (16-up). Among the four additions to Buffy the Vampire Slayer are The Lost Slayer Bind-Up (0-7434-1226-5) by Christopher Golden and Blood and Fog (-0039-9) by Nancy Holder ($6.99 each, 16-up). Angel offers Impressions (-2758-0) by Doranna Durgin and Sanctuary (0-689-85664-4) by Jeff Mariotte ($5.99 each, 16-up). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Meets Angel presents Monster Island ($17.95, -85665-2) by Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski and Seven Crows ($6.99, -86014-5) by John Vornholt (16-up). And joining Roswell are Dreamwalk (-85518-4) by Paul Ruditis, Quarantine (-85519-2) by Laura Burns and A New Beginning (-85520-6) by Kevin Ryan ($5.99 each, 16-up).
The Victoria Martin Trilogy: My Mother Was Never a Kid (0-689-85988-0), Love & Betrayal & Hold the Mayo (-85990-2) and My First Love and Other Disasters (-85989-9) by Francine Pascal ($4.99 each, 9-14); Seek (-85402-1) by Paul Fleischman; The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (-85667-9), ed. by James Howe; and What My Mother Doesn't Know (-85553-2) by Sonya Sones ($6.99 each, 12-up); Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth (-85668-7), ed. by Michael Cart, Razzle (-85600-8) by Ellen Wittlinger; Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues (-85670-9) by Lori Aurelia Williams; and Rainbow Boys (-85770-5) by Alex Sanchez ($7.99 each, 12-up); Born in Sin (-85552-4) by Evelyn Coleman and Tartabull's Throw (-85671-7) by Henry Garfield ($5.99 each, 12-up); Soldier Boys ($4.99, -86021-8) by Dean Hughes (12-up); and Gingerbread ($6.99, -86020-X) by Rachel Cohn (14-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Blues Clues adds four titles, including Jumbo Shaped Board Book: Blue's Favorite Things ($7.99, 0-689-84840-4) by Tricia Boczkowski (1-4); and Ready-to-Read: My Dress-Up Party ($3.99 paper, -85229-0) by Sarah Wilson, illus. by Jennifer Oxley (4-6). Baby Blues Clues gains three board books, including Bedtime (-85489-7) by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Victoria Miller ($5.99, 1-4). Due are 12 more Bob the Builder titles and Dora the Explorer adventures on in 10 new books. And Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House gains Super Chubby Board Books: Bear Loves Bedtime! (-85255-X) by E. Lucchesi, illus. by Tom Brannon; and Bear Loves Visitors! (-85254-1) by Tricia Boczkowski, illus. by Tom Leigh ($4.99 each, 3-6).
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius continues with eight new books, among them Battle of the Band ($3.50, -85299-1) by Steven Banks, illus. by Barry Goldberg (4-8); and Ready-to-Read: The Time Pincher ($3.99, -85293-2) by Ruth Koeppel, illus. by Natasha Sasic (5-7). Little Bill returns in four tales and Rugrats offers two new books. There are four tie-ins to the Rugrats Go Wild movie. Joining The Wild Thornberrys is Eggnapped! Easter with the Thornberrys ($5.99, -85275-4) by David Lewman, illus. by Larissa Marantz (4-8). Among the four new Rocket Power titles is Race Across New England ($5.99, -85276-2), adapted by Kim Ostrow, illus. by Pilar Newton-Mitchell (4-8). And SpongeBob SquarePants presents five new books, including Hands Off! ($3.50, -85603-2) by David Lewman, illus. by Carl Greenblatt and William Reiss (5-8).
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
Treasure of the Heart ($15.95, 1-58536-115-1) by Alice Ann Miller, illus. by K.L. Darnell offers a sentiments a mother shares with her child. (4-8)
The Legend of Leelinau ($17.95, 1-58536-150-X) by Kathy-Jo Wargin, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. A maiden seeks out the fairies of the Spirit Wood. (4-8)
My Momma Likes to Say ($15.95, 1-58536-106-2) by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Jane Monroe Donovan shows a child's interpretation of parental witticisms. (4-8)
Cosmo's Moon ($15.95, 1-58536-123-2) by Devin Scillian, illus. by Mark Braught. A child is charmed by the beauty of the moon. (4-8)
Round Up: A Texas Counting Book ($16.95, 1-58536-133-X) by Carol Crane, illus. by Alan Stacey. A counting book focusing on the state of Texas. (4-10)
B Is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet ($17.95, 1-58536-071-6) by Marie and Roland Smith, illus. by Michael Roydon. An alphabet book focusing on the state of Oregon. (4-10)
E Is for Empire: A New York State Alphabet ($17.95, 1-58536-113-5) by Ann Burg, illus. by Maureen Brookfield. An alphabet book focusing on New York State.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Seven Lonely Places, Seven Warm Places: The Vices and Virtues for Children ($19.95, 0-86716-482-4) by April Bolton, illus. by Brent Beck, outline basic principles. (5-9)
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Sunny ($15.95, 0-9688768-5-4) by Robin Mitchell and Judith Steedman. Sunny and his friends enjoy a hootenanny in this story packaged with a CD. (2-6)
The Queen Bee ($16.95, 0-9688768-4-6) by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Iassen Ghiuselev, presents this folktale about a prince who breaks a spell on a castle. (6-11)
The Red Tree ($16.95, 0-9688768-3-8) by Shaun Tan is an allegorical tale about the power of hope and renewal. (9-up)
What You Will See Inside a Mosque ($16.95, 1-893361-60-8) by Aisha Karen Khan, photos by Aaron Pepis, provides an introduction to Muslim faith and worship. (6-10)
Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City ($18.95, 1-58023-149-7), retold by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Neil Waldman (7-up).
SMITH AND KRAUS
The Forensics Duo Series for Young Actors debuts with 35 8-to-10 Minute Original Comedic Scenes for Duo Practice and Performance (1-57525-308-9) and 35 8-to-10 Minute Original Dramatic Scenes for Duo Practice and Performance (-309-7) by Barbara Lhota and Janet Milstein ($14.95 each, 13-22).
(Baker and Taylor, dist.)
Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures ($14.95, 0-930643-15-1) by Robert Bohlken. Mukies work together to solve problems. (All ages)
Smithsonian's Backyard introduces Groundhog at Evergreen Road ($15.95, 1-59249-022-0) by Susan Korman, illus. by Higgins Bond -(4-7). Joining Smithsonian Oceanic Collection is Puffer's Surprise ($15.95, -032-8) by Barbara Gaines Winkelman, illus. by Steven James Petruccio (4-7). And new Amazing Animal Adventures are A Tiger Tale (-042-5) by Ann Whitehead Nagda, illus. by Paul Kratter; A Home for Panda (-045-X) by Nagda, illus. by Jim Effler; Grizzly Bear Family (-048-4) by Audrey Fraggalosch, illus. by Donald Eberhart; and Crocodile Crossing (-051-4) by Schuyler Bull, illus. by Alan Male ($15.95 each, paper $6.95, 4-7).
Soundprints' Read-and-Discover Atlantic Wilderness Adventures offers Wake Up, Black Bear! (0-59249-007-7), Welcome Back, Puffin! (-009-3), Busy Little Beaver (-011-5) and The Prickly Porcupine (-013-1) by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Beth Stover, ($3.95 each, 4-6). And Soundprints' Read-and-Discover Fantasy Field Trips releases Emma's Escape: A Story of America's Underground Railroad (-021-2) by Sharon Shavers Gayle, illus. by Eric Velasquez; Railroad!: A Story of the Transcontinental Railroad (-017-4) by Darice Bailer, illus. by Bill Farnsworth; Moon Walk (-015-8) by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Thomas Buchs; and The Pony Express (-019-0) by Bailer, illus. by Tom Antonishak ($3.95 each, 7-9).
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes serves up I'm a Little Teapot and Other Favorites (1-59069-202-0), Rub-a-Dub-Dub and Other Favorites (-222-5), Little Miss Muffet and Other Favorites (-214-4), Jack Be Nimble and Other Favorites (-206-3), If You're Happy and You Know It and Other Favorites (-210-1) and Hey Diddle Diddle and Other Favorites (-218-7) ($8.95 each, 6 mos.- 5 yrs.).
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians ($22.95, 0-285-63628-6), ed. by Peter Haining, collects tales by such authors as Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury. (8-12)
(Interlink Publishing, dist.)
Fizza the Flamingo ($7.95, 1-900988-63-1) by Marilyn Sheffield, illus. by Patricia Al Fakhri. Fizza is rescued by her camel friend. (3-8)
The BEST Thing About Easter ($6.99, 0-7847-1285-9) by Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by C.A. Nobens, discusses the true meaning of Easter. (3-7)
Prayers for a Child's Day ($6.99, 0-7847-1273-5) by Laura Derico, illus. by Joy Allen, compiles prayers based on biblical passages. (3-7)
God Thought of It First ($12.99, 0-7847-1432-0) by Joan Keener, illus. by Valeria Petrone, suggests that the ideas behind human inventions are rooted in God's creations. (3-8)
A Child's Book of Parables ($12.99, 0-7847-1278-6) by Lori Froeb, illus. by Trace Moroney retells seven biblical parables. (3-8)
First Virtues for Toddlers introduces Piglet Tells the Truth (0-7847-1407-X), Bunny Loves Others (-1409-6), Kitty Shows Kindness (-1408-8) and Duckling Is Patient (-1410-X) by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Dorothy Stott and Linda Clearwater ($4.99 each, 1-4). New to Heritage Builders are God Cares for Claire ($7.99, -1400-2) by Laura Derico, illus. by Peter Wilkes (2-4); and 20 Bible Verses Every Child Should Know ($16.99, -1411-8) illus. by Christine Tripp (3-7). And Bible People Books adds Jesus, The Good Shepherd ($6.99, -1272-7, 3-6).
Believe It! Bible Basics That Won't Break Your Brain ($10.99, 0-7847-1393-6) by Steven James, illus. by Jared Lee, explains biblical doctrine. (8-12)
Hi God, Let's Talk About My Life (0-7847-1246-8) and Dear God, Let's Talk About You (-1247-6) by Karen Ann Moore, illus. by Amy Wummer, offers prayers and advice to strengthen readers' bond with God. (8-12)
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
A Circle of Friends ($15.95, 1-932065-00-8) by Giora Carmi. In this wordless tale, a boy begins a cycle of good will when he shares his snack with a homeless man. (All ages)
Piggy in My Pocket (1-887734-96-1, Spanish Ed. 1-932065-04-0) and What's in Grandma's Grocery Bag? (1-887734-97-X, Spanish edition 1-932065-05-9) by Hui-Mei Pan are board books with slide-out art ($5.95 each, 6 mos.- 3 yrs.).
Eggy, Meggy, & Peggy ($6.95, 1-932065-09-1) by Miriam Cohen. In this board book, Mama Duck's chicks are about to hatch. (1-2)
If You're Happy and You Know It! ($15.95, 1-932065-07-5; paper $5.95, -10-5) by Jan Ormerod, illus. by Lindsey Gardiner. Animals offer a version of this song. (4-8)
Prince Zucchini ($15.95, 1-887734-98-8) by Neil Philip, illus. by Veronica Rooney. A prince with the largest nose in the kingdom meets a princess with a tiny nose. (4-8)
Gideon ($16.95, 1-932065-02-4) by Francesca Greco. A chameleon's ability to blend into the background helps him save his friends. (4-8)
Brothers and Sisters ($15.95, 1-887734-80-5) by Laura Dwight. Text and photos introduce sibling groups in which at least one member is physically challenged. (4-8)
Alicia's Happy Day ($15.95, 1-887734-85-6, Spanish edition 1-932065-06-7; paper $5.95 -01-6, Spanish edition -03-2) by Meg Starr, illus. by Ying-hwa Hu and Cornelius Van Wright. Neighbors help Alicia celebrate her birthday. (4-8)
Equality Now: True Tales of Women's Inequality ($15.95, 1-887734-99-6) by Adrienne Gombos chronicles the hardships and violence females endure throughout the world because of their gender. (12-up)
See You in Free Amsterdam: Letters of Flip Slier from the Molengoot Labor Camp ($15.95, 1-887734-88-0), trans. by Marion Pritchard, presents the letters a Jewish Dutch teen wrote from a labor camp. (12-up)
Down in the Subway ($15.95, 1-932065-08-3) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg (4-8).
It's a Monster Party ($12.95, 1-4027-0429-1) by Tasha Pym and Charles Fuge. Monsters from various planets attend a party. (3-6)
Giggle Fit: Animal Jokes (1-4027-0438-0) by Charles Keller and Giggle Fit: Dinosaur Jokes (-0441-0) by Jacqueline Horsfall, both illus. by Steve Harpster, round up jokes about animals and dinos ($12.95 each, 4-7).
The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating ($17.95, 0-8069-8223-3) by Jamie Kyle McGillian, illus. by Ian Phillips, discusses money matters. (7-10)
Space Mania: Discovering Distant Worlds Without Leaving Your Own ($19.95, 0-8069-7287-4) by Michael DiSpezio, illus. by Dave Garbot, offers an introduction to astronomy. (8-12)
Super Sensational Science Fair Projects ($19.95, 0-8069-4409-9) by Michael DiSpezio, illus. by Derek Toye, presents tips on choosing and conducting science experiments. (8-12)
String Games ($14.95, 1-4027-0089-X) by Richard Darsie is a kit containing string and instructions for playing tricks and games with it. (8-up)
The Young Reader's Shakespeare: Hamlet ($17.95, 1-4027-0003-2) by Adam McKeown retells this play. (10-up)
Poetry Journal ($10.95, 0-8069-9353-7) by Kathleen Olmstead includes poems and tips for writing poetry. (12-16)
Poetry for Young People welcomes William Wordsworth (0-8069-8277-2), ed. by Alan Liu, illus. by James Muir; and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (-6951-2), ed. by James Engell, illus. by Harvey Chan ($14.95 each, 8-up). And new Pocket Factfiles are Dinosaurs (1-4027-0291-4) by Emily Rayfield and Endangered Animals (-0292-2) ($12.95 each, 10-up).
Lunchbox Puzzles: Fun Tear-Outs to Pack with Your Sandwiches ($6.95, 0-8069-8949-1) by Steve Ryan, illus. by Jon Ottinger, is a lunchbox-shaped book with perforated pages presenting picture games. (6-9)
How to Be a Kid ($6.95, 0-8069-8503-8) by Chris Tait, illus. by Jim Paillot, rounds up 31 ideas for bugging parents, teachers and siblings. (7-11)
Wizard Magic Mazes: An A-maze-ing Colorful Quest! ($7.95, 1-4027-0198-5) by Roger Moreau compile mazes featuring an ancient wizard. (7-12)
Oodles of Doodles ($5.95, 0-8069-9366-9) by Mike Artell is a guide to creating doodle art. (7-12)
The Little Giant Book of Dominoes ($6.95, 1-4027-0290-6) outlines strategies for playing various dominoes games. (8-12)
Clever Close-Up Magic ($12.95, 1-4027-0027-X) by Bob Longe explains how to perform magic tricks. (8-up)
The Girls' Guide to Dreams ($12.95, 1-4027-0032-6) by Kristi Collier Thompson explores dream interpretation. (12-up)
The Curious Book of Mind-Boggling Teasers, Tricks, Puzzles & Games ($12.95, 1-4027-0214-0) by Charles Barry Townsend collects 575 brainteasers. (12-up)
Flow Motion continues with Skateboarding (0-8069-9374-X) by Ben Powell and Fitness for Young People (-9373-1) by Simon Frost ($9.95 each, 10-up).
Great Brain Workout ($3.95, 1-4027-0499-2) presents problems to solve. (8-12)
Tricky Brain Puzzles ($3.95, 1-4027-0500-X) offers scrambled picture stories and word and number games. (8-12)
The Book of Wizard Magic: In Which the Apprentice Finds Marvelous Magic Tricks, Mystifying Illusions & Astonishing Tales ($19.95, 1-57990-345-2), illus. by Lindy Burnett, is a follow-up to Book of Wizard Craft and Book of Wizard Parties. (8-12)
Kid's Crafts: Polymer Clay: 30 Terrific Projects to Roll, Mold & Squish ($19.95, 1-57990-350-9) by Irene Semanchuk Dean explains how to create 30 objects from this clay. (8-12)
In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids ($19.95, 1-57990-359-2) by Joe Rhatigan outlines writing projects. (8-up)
The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors ($17.95, 1-57990-373-8) by Joe Rhatigan rounds up outdoor projects and games. (8-12)
Things You Thought You Knew (but Don't Count on It)! ($7.95, 1-4027-0409-7) by Joseph Rosenbloom corrects some common misconceptions. (6-9)
Giant Book of Word Search Puzzles ($14.95, 0-8069-2677-5) compiles word search challenges. (7-up)
Nature Smart (1-4027-0515-8) by Gwen Diehn, Terry Krautwurst, Alan Anderson, Joe Rhatigan and Heather Smith; and Science Smart (-0514-X) by Diehn, Krautwurst and Bobbe Needham collect nature and science projects ($19.95 each, 8-12).
Giant Book of Winning Science Fair Projects ($14.95, 0-8069-4341-6) by Bob Bonnet and Dan Keene outlines experiments. (8-up)
Inflatable Bath Books: Charlie Crab (1-4027-0447-X) and Danny Dolphin (-0446-1) by Jean Christie are tales for bathtime. (1-3)
New Magic Color Books are Magic Painting Day (1-4027-0504-2) and Magical Day at the Mall (-0505-0) by Shaheen Bilgrami, illus. by Simone Abel ($5.95 each, 2-5). And Busy Bears star in Breakfast with the Bears (-0444-5) and Grandpa Bear Fixes It (-0445-3) by Poppy Wells, illus. by Patti Jennings ($7.95 each, 2-5).
Decorate Yourself: Cool Designs for Temporary Tattoos, Face Painting, Henna & More ($19.95, 1-895569-49-4) by Tom Andrich is a guide to body art. (12-up)
Summer Dreams ($16.99, 1-55366-326-8) by John Newby depicts summer pastimes. (4-up)
WoodsWalk: Peepers, Pikas, and Exploding Puff Balls ($21.95, 1-58017-477-9; paper $14.95, -452-3) by Henry Art and Michael Robbins maps out walking tours in various regions of North America. (7-12)
Great Pets! ($23.95, 1-58017-504-X; paper $16.95, -489-2) by Sara Stein is a pet encyclopedia. (7-12)
Nature's Art Box ($23.95, 1-58017-503-1; paper $16.95, -490-6) by Laura Martin outlines 50 projects using materials from the natural world. (7-12)
Weather ($21.95, 1-58017-469-8; paper $14.95, -420-5) by Rebecca Rapp rounds up weather facts and experiments. (7-12)
It's Spring ($16.95, 1-931290-22-9) by Jimmy Pickering. Sally and Sam discover the wonders of spring. (2-8)
It's Summer ($16.95, 1-931290-23-7) by Jimmy Pickering. Sally and Sam enjoy the pleasures of summer. (2-8)
City Hall-The Heart of Los Angeles ($9.95, 1-931290-24-5) by Debbie Bertram focuses on this historical landmark. (5-up)
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
The Curious History of God ($7.95, 1-923031-27-8) by Russell Stannard, illus. by Taffy Davies, retells biblical stories revealing how people have learned about God. (8-12)
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Galveston's Summer of the Storm ($16.95, 0-87565-272-7) by Julie Lake. A girl spending the summer of 1900 at her grandmother's home is caught in the Galveston hurricane. (10-14)
Life Under Ice ($16.95, 0-88448-246-4) by Mary Cerullo, photos by Bill Curtsinger, focuses on the creatures that live under the ice in Antarctica. (8-12)
The Carpet Boy's Gift ($16.95, 0-88448-248-0) by Pegi Deitz Shea, illus. by Leane Morin. When Nadeem meets Iqbal Masih, he learns about new laws that enable children to go to school rather than work in a factory. (8-12)
Shelterwood ($7.95, 0-88448-254-1) by Susan Hand Shetterly, illus. by Rebecca Haley McCall (8-12).
The Earthborn ($18.95, 0-765-30307-8) by Paul Collins. In this first novel, children born and raised in space must learn to survive on Earth. (12-up)
Double Diamond Dude Ranch debuts with Call Me Just Plain Chris (0-812-55352-7), The Wrangler's Secret (-55353-5) and Prize-Winning Horse, Maybe (-55354-3) by Louise Ladd ($4.99 each, 8-12).
The Wonder Clock ($5.99, 0-765-34266-9) by Howard Pyle (all ages); and Hidden Talents (-34265-0) by David Lubar, Obernewtyn (-34267-7) by Isobelle Carmody, The Shadow Guests (-34530-7) by Joan Aiken, Song in the Silence (-34268-5) by Elizabeth Kerner, This Time of Darkness (-34567-6) by H.M. Hoover, The Red Unicorn (-34568-4) by Tanith Lee and Putting Up Roots (-34569-2) by Charles Sheffield ($5.99 each, 10-up).
Finklehopper Frog ($14.95, 1-58246-075-2) by Irene Livingston, illus. by Brian Lies, introduces a jogging frog. (3-6)
The Yawn Heard 'Round the World ($14.95, 1-58246-051-5) by Scott Thomas, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. A girl's yawn spreads to others around the world. (3-6)
The Blossoms' Ball ($12.95, 1-58246-096-5) by Danielle Stein-Aubert, illus. by Virginie Peyre. The flower children blossom just in time for the ball. (4-8)
The Noisy Airplane Ride ($14.95, 1-58246-091-4) by Mike Downs, illus. by Dave Gordon, explains all those things that go bump on the flight. (4-8)
Professor Aesop's The Crow and the Pitcher ($15.95, 1-58246-087-6) by Stephanie Gwyn Brown adapts this fable. (4-10)
Title in Spanish
Oye, hormiguita (Hey, Little Ant) ($14.95, 1-58246-088-4) by Phillip and Hannah Hoose, illus. by Debbie Tilley (4-8).
Board Book Reprint
Yip! Snap! Yap! ($6.95, 1-58246-097-3) by Charles Fuge (1-3).
Hairy Maclary stars in Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet (1-58246-094-9) and Hairy Maclary Scattercat (-095-7) by Lynley Dodd ($6.95 each, 2-5).
Board Book Reprint
The Grumpy Easter Bunny ($5.95, 0-8167-7590-7) by Justine Korman, illus. by Lucinda McQueen (2-4).
Please Read to Me: A Round-the-Year Storybook ($4.95, 0-8167-77593-1) by Elizabeth Rodger collects 12 bedtime tales. (4-8)
The Long Journey Home ($4.95, 0-8167-7456-0) by David Bedford, illus. by Penny Ives. Can a puppy find its way home after returning a lost kitten to its mother? (4-8)
They Too Were Heroes ($3.95, 0-8167-7499-4) tells true stories of dogs that have saved lives. (8-12)
World's Wildest Super Stunts ($4.95, 0-8167-7502-8) by Ian Boyd contains 10 paper airplanes. (8-12)
How to Talk So Boys Will Listen and Listen So Boys Will Talk ($2.99, 0-8167-7483-8) by Lisa Trumbauer offers communication advice. (9-14)
How to Draw adds X-Men ($4.95, 0-8167-7577-X) by Steve Behling and Fantasy Creatures ($3.95, -7602-4) by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Ron Zalme (7-12). I Can Read About continues with Johnny Appleseed ($4.95, -7496-X) by J.I. Anderson, illus. by Drew Brook Cormack (3-8). Garfield Extreme adds Garfield's Extreme Cuisine (-7432-3) and Garfield's Ironcat (-7431-5) by Jim Davis ($3.50 each, 5-8). And Best Friends launches with Snowflake and Sparkle (-7511-7), Pogo and Pip (-7512-5) and Minty and Monty (-7513-3) by Jenny Dale, illus. by Susan Hellard ($3.95 each, 6-9).
Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day ($2.99, 0-8167-7709-8) by Pamela Johnson (7-12).
Paperback Series Reissues
Troll's Best-Loved Classics reissues include Jack and The Beanstalk (0-8167-7505-2), illus. by Ed Parker; and The Ugly Duckling (-7510-9), illus. by Jennie Williams ($3.95 each, 3-6). And Troll Illustrated Classics offers The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (-7475-7), Anne of Green Gables(-7476-5) and Moby Dick (-7478-1) ($5.95 each, 8-12).
The West Texas Chili Monster (0-8167-7317-3) by Judy Cox, illus. by John O'Brien; and Oscar's Spots (-7603-2) by Janet Robertson ($5.95 each, 4-8).
Wild Babies ($14.95, 0-88776-627-7) by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Andrew Kiss, showcases wildlife families. (4-8)
Sinbad's Secret ($17.95, 0-88776-462-2) by Ludmila Zeman. Sinbad the Sailor embarks on one final adventure. (6-up)
Rachel's Gift ($16.95, 0-88776-616-1) by Richard Ungar. Rachel and her mother prepare their home for Passover and hope for a visit from the prophet Elijah. (7-10)
Tapestry of Hope: Holocaust Writing for Young People ($18.95, 0-88776-638-2), ed. by Irene Watts and Lillian Boraks-Nemetz, is an anthology of accounts of the Holocaust. (11-up)
Storm-Blast ($7.95, 0-88776-630-7) by Curtis Parkinson. Youngsters who set out in a dinghy get caught in a tropical storm. (10-up)
I Love Yoga:A Source Book for Teens ($9.95, 0-88776-598-X) by Ellen Schwartz, illus. by Ben Hodson, offers an introduction to yoga. (10-up)
Toxic Love ($8.95, 0-88776-647-1) by Linda Holeman is a story collection first published in 1995 as Saying Good-bye. (11-14)
The Tinder Box (0-88776-626-9), The Quarter-Pie Window (-624-2) and The Sign of the Scales (-625-0) make up a trilogy by Marianne Brandis, illus. by G. Brender à Brandis ($9.95 each, 11-14).
Bun Bun's Birthday ($6.95, 0-88776-637-4) by Richard Scrimger, illus. by Gillian Johnson (3-6); Where's That Cat? (-644-7) and Catch That Cat! (-642-0) by Stéphane Poulin ($6.95 each, 5-8); My Family Vacation ($6.95, -629-3) by Dayal Kaur Khalsa (6-up); Earthly Astonishments ($7.95, -628-5) by Marthe Jocelyn (8-12); and In Spite of Killer Bees ($8.95, -601-3) by Julie Johnston (11-up).
Butterfly's Dream ($15.95, 0-8048-3480-6) by Ippo Keido, illus. by Kazuko Stone, centers on the philosopher Chuang-Tzu. (6-9)
Gecko's Complaint ($12.95, 0-7946-0165-0) by Ann Martin Bowler, illus. by I Gusti Made Sukanada, tells a Balinese folktale about those who see the faults of others but not their own. (6-9)
Nine Dragons ($15.95, 0-8048-3481-4) by George Herman, illus. by Kristen Seaton. Set in Asia, this is a peace-themed tale about dragons. (6-9)
Little Daruma stars in Little Daruma and the Little Rabbits ($10.95, 0-8048-3349-4) by Satoshi Kako, trans. by Peter Howlett and Richard McNamara (3-up). And Guri and Gura return in Gura's Seaside Adventure (-3354-0) and Guri and Gura's Surprise Visitor (-3353-2) by Rieko Nakagawa, illus. by Yuriko Yamawaki ($10.95 each, 6-9).
Little Yokozuna ($7.95, 0-8048-3479-2) by Wayne Shorey tells of American children transported into the Japanese world. (9-12)
Turn & Learn! starts up with Cat & Dog (1-58728-483-9) and Night & Day (-481-2) ($7.95 each, 2-4). Jigsaw Nursery Rhymes welcomes Jack & Jill (-641-6), Blow, Wind, Blow (-640-8), Old King Cole (-642-4) and Rub-a-dub-dub (-643-2) ($9.95 each, 2-5). New Interfact Ladders are World of Dinosaurs (-627-0) and Exploring Space (-630-0) ($14.95 each, 3-7). Joining Interfact are Sharks (-344-1) and Dinosaurs (-343-3) ($14.95 each, 8-11). And Interfact Reference explores planetearth (-421-9) and solarsystem (-422-7) ($19.95 each, 8-11).
TYNDALE HOUSE/TYNDALE KIDS
Interactive Board Books by Kenneth Taylor, illus. by Shelley Dieterichs, debuts with Touch and Feel Bible Storybook: God Loves Me (0-8423-6997-X), Scratch and Sniff Bible Storybook: God Knows Me (-6996-1) and Lift and Look Bible Storybook: God Helps Me (-6995-3) ($7.99 each, up to 5); and Listen and Learn Bible Storybook: God Cares for Me ($10.99, -6991-0, up to 5). And Little Blessings adds Important Things to Do (-7671-2) by Crystal Bowman and Learning to Take Care of Me! (-7673-9) by Melody Carlson, illus. by Elena Kucharik ($9.99 each, 2-5).
The One Year Book of Real Life Encounters with God ($12.99, 0-8423-7206-7) by Child Evangelism Fellowship collects devotions for children. (8-12)
Great Adventures ($10.99, 0-8423-5239-2) by Sigmund Brouwer rounds up stories, questions and devotional discussion. (10-14)
The One Year Book of Devotions for Teens ($12.99, 0-8423-6202-9) by Susie Shellenberger compiles devotions that offer teenagers spiritual direction. (13-18)
Winnie the Horse Gentler issues Unhappy Appy (0-8423-5547-2) and Gift Horse (-5547-2) by Dandi Daley Mackall ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Left Behind: The Kids releases Death at the Gala (-5789-0), The Beast Arises (-5790-4), Wildfire (-5791-2) and The Mark of the Beast (-5792-0) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins ($5.99 each, 10-14).
Walk ($12.99, 0-8423-6069-7), ed. by Mark Moring, presents spiritual insights from contemporary Christian recording artists. (12-up)
The Perfect Prayer ($12.95, 0-8074-0853-0) by Donald Rossoff, illus. by Tammy Keiser. A queen goes in search of the perfect prayer. (5-up)
Shabbat Angels ($12.95, 0-8074-0865-4) by Maxine Segal Handleman, illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg. One week, Shabbat is not a happy occasion for a family. (4-8)
Shabbat Shalom ($6, 0-8074-0866-2) by Michelle Abraham, illus. by Ann Kofsky, offers rhymes that relay the joy of Shabbat. (2-5)
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees ($13.95, 0-8263-3007-X) by Deborah L. Duvall, illus. by Murv Jacobs, explains the origins of Cherokee herbal medicines. (All ages)
Across the Wide River ($11.95, 0-8263-2978-0) by William Hewitt. Based on a real story, this recounts a Native American boy's reactions to his father's death in the Korean War and to Iowa officials' refusal to allow his burial in a 'whites only' cemetery. (12-up)
Clem: The Story of a Raven ($9.95, 0-8263-3023-1) by Jennifer Owings Dewey (9-12).
The Happy Hocky Family Move to the Country! ($16.99, 0-670-03594-7) by Lane Smith relates this family's mishaps as they adjust to their new home. (All ages)
The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages ($15.95, 0-670-89289-0) by Jan Karon, illus. by Robert Gantt Steele, offers a parable about a little seed who learns the rewards of patience. (All ages)
I Call My Hand Gentle ($15.99, 0-670-03621-8) by Amanda Haan, illus. by Marina Sagona, demonstrates how hands can be used to promote peace and responsibility. (All ages)
A Circle of Cats ($16.99, 0-670-03647-1) by Charles de Lint, illus. by Charles Vess. Cats use magic to save Lillian from a poisonous snakebite. (All ages)
Max Drives Away (0-670-03651-X) and Ruby's Tea for Two (-03652-8) by Rosemary Wells are shaped board books starring these bunny siblings ($5.99 each, up to 3).
Only You ($14.99, 0-670-03634-X) by Rosemary Wells spotlights the loving relationship between a baby bear and his mother. (up to 5)
Bubble Bath Pirates! ($15.99, 0-670-03599-8) by Jarrett Krosoczka. Two aspiring pirates take to the high seas of the tub. (2-5)
Corduroy Goes to the Fire Station ($11.99, 0-670-03600-5), character created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue, is a lift-the-flap tale starring this bear. (2-6)
Busy, Busy Mouse ($15.99, 0-670-03527-0) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Fumi Kosaka, introduces a mouse with a lengthy list of things to do. (3-6)
George Upside Down ($15.99, 0-670-03608-0) by Meghan McCarthy. George enjoys doing things upside-down. (3-7)
Raise the Roof! ($15.99, 0-670-89282-3) by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Elwood Smith. Members of a family build their dream house. (3-8)
Belinda the Ballerina ($15.99, 0-670-03549-1) by Amy Young. Belinda succeeds in ballet despite recital judges' assertion that her feet are too big. (3-8)
Pigs Rock! ($15.99, 0-670-03581-5) by Melanie Davis Jones, illus. by Bob Staake, follows a porcine band on tour. (3-8)
The Perfect Puppy for Me ($15.99, 0-670-03614-5) by Jane O'Connor and Jessie Hartland, illus. by Hartland. A boy learns about many breeds while deciding which dog he wants as a pet. (3-8)
Where's Mary's Hat? ($15.99, 0-670-03601-3) by Barroux. Searching for her missing hat, a cow encounters other animals sporting their favorite headgear. (3-8)
Turtle and Snake's Day at the Beach ($13.99, 0-670-03628-5) by Kate Spohn. This duo is determined to win the sandcastle-building contest. (4-7)
Flower Girl ($15.99, 0-670-88950-4) by Kathy Furgang, illus. by Harley Jessup. A flower girl at a family wedding imagines what her own wedding will be like. (4-8)
Ruler of the Courtyard ($15.99, 0-670-03583-1) by Rukhsana Khan, illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Saba must contend with pecking chickens and a snake in order to rule the courtyard. (4-8)
The Queen's Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet ($16.99, 0-670-03612-9) by Celeste Davidson Mannis, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Queen Elizabeth I journeys through the English countryside in this alphabet book. (4-8)
Willow and Twig ($15.99, 0-670-88856-7) by Jean Little. Abandoned by their mother, Willow and Twig travel across Canada to live with their grandmother. (8-12)
Seeing Sugar ($15.99, 0-670-03646-3) by Cynthia Brinson. Kate feels upstaged by the new girl in fourth grade. (8-12)
My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel ($15.99, 0-670-03611-0) by Rosemary Graham. When Tracy meets Kevin during summer vacation, she has to learn how to talk to guys. (10-14)
The Pack ($15.99, 0-670-03619-6) by Elisa Carbone. Becky is curious about the cause of Akhil's scarred skin. (12-up)
A Coalition of Lions ($16.99, 0-670-03618-8) by Elizabeth Wein. A princess from Britain travels to Africa to meet her future husband, the British ambassador. (12-up)
Singing the Dogstar Blues ($16.99, 0-670-03610-2) by Alison Goodman. Joss's partner in her class's study of time travel is a student who's an alien. (12-up)
The New Rules of High School ($16.99, 0-670-03644-7) by Blake Nelson introduces an overachiever who discovers he has a lot to figure out. (12-up)
Young Cam Jansen is back in Young Cam Jansen and the Zoo Note Mystery ($13.99, 0-670-03626-9) by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (5-8). Horrible Harry reappears in Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins ($13.99, -03617-X) by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (7-10). And Hank the Cowdog returns in The Case of the Shipwrecked Tree (-03603-X, paper 0-14-250063-1) and The Case of the Burrowing Robot (0-670-03632-3, paper 0-14-250063-1) by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($14.99 each, Puffin paperback $4.99, 8-12).
Long Johns for a Small Chicken ($14.95, 1-884244-23-8) by Esther Silverstein Blanc, illus. by Tennessee Dixon. A pioneer woman sews a pair of long johns for a chicken whose feathers blew off in a hail storm. (4-8)
Two Blue Jays ($15.95, 0-8027-8840-8) by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Megan Halsey. Students watch a pair of jays build a nest and then care for their babies in a tree outside the classroom. (4-8)
The Giant ($16.95, 0-8027-8835-1) by Claire Ewart. Mourning the loss of her mother, a girl tries to find the giant that her mother promised would look after her. (4-8)
Anna the Bookbinder ($16.95, 0-8027-8831-9) by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ted Rand. After a family emergency, Anna decides to take the fate of the family business into her own hands. (5-9)
In the Blink of an Eye ($16.95, 0-8027-8854-8) by Dieter Wiesmüller. What wild animal has its eye on readers? (5-8)
Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights ($16.95, 0-8027-8856-4) by Debbie S. Miller, illus. by Jon Van Zyle, focuses on this location where there is daylight at midnight and darkness at noon. (6-9)
Fabulous Fluttering Tropical Butterflies ($16.95, 0-8027-8838-6) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Kendahl Jan Jubb, examines these species. (6-10)
Duel of the Ironclads: TheMonitorvs. theVirginia ($17.95, 0-8027-8842-4) by Patrick O'Brien describes the Revolutionary War battle between these ships. (6-10)
The Seven Seas: Exploring the World Ocean ($16.95, 0-8027-8833-5) by Linda Vieira, illus. by Higgins Bond, journeys across the seas. (7-10)
Mount Olympus Basketball ($15.95, 0-8027-8844-0) by Kevin O'Malley. The gods take on famous mortal players. (7-11)
Remember theLusitania! ($22.95, 0-8027-8846-7) by Diana Preston. The author of Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy looks at this maritime disaster through the eyes of three young passengers. (8-12)
Fifteen Love ($16.95, 0-8027-8851-3) by Robert Corbet. Will someone new to the game of love serve a double fault or an ace? (12-up)
Big Wheels ($14.95, 0-8027-8882-3) by Anne Rockwell (3-6); and The Far Side of Evil ($18.95, -8848-3) by Sylvia Louise Engdahl (9-12).
Paperbacks in Spanish
El libro del período (The Period Book) ($8.95, 0-8027-7650-7) by Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle, illus. by Debbie Palen (8-up); and ¿Qué pasa por allá abajo? (What's Going on Down There?) ($8.95, -7649-3) by Karen Gravelle with Nick and Chava Castro, illus. by Robert Leighton (10-14).
ABC Dogs ($6.95, 0-8027-7665-5) by Kathy and Tara Darling; Slinky Scaly Slithery Snakes (-7652-3) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Kendahl Jan Jubb; and Humpty Dumpty Egg-splodes (-7655-8) by Kevin O'Malley ($6.95 each, 6-10); and North American Rain Forest Scrapbook ($8.95, -7651-5) by Virginia Wright-Frierson (6-10).
Flower Fairies of the Summer: A Celebration ($16, 0-7232-4628-9) by Cicely Mary Barker is a new edition of this title, featuring improved reproductions of Barker's art. (All ages)
Whose Tail, Peter Rabbit? ($5.99, 0-7232-4893-1), inspired by Beatrix Potter, is a touch-and-feel board book. (up to 2)
Peter Rabbit's Basket ($8.99, 0-7232-8427-X), inspired by Beatrix Potter, includes three mini board books. (up to 3)
The Peter Rabbit Jigsaw Puzzle Book ($9.99, 0-7232-4866-4), inspired by Beatrix Potter, presents seven puzzles. (3-6).
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (0-7232-4717-X), The Tale of Tom Kitten (-4720-X), The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (-4718-8) and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (-4719-6), adapted from the works by Beatrix Potter, offer simplified versions of these stories ($3.99 each, 2-6).
The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit ($15.99, 0-7232-4734-X) by Beatrix Potter rounds up the four original tales. (2-8)
Flower Fairies: Secret World ($12.99, 0-7232-4843-5) by Cicely Mary Barker provides a look inside the flower fairy world. (3-8)
Flower Fairy Friends takes flight with Buttercup Goes to the Ball (0-7232-4898-2) and Lavender Finds a Friend (-4899-0), based on the work of Cicely Mary Barker ($4.99 each, 3-6).
Playtime! Peter Rabbit ($12.99, 0-7232-4892-3), inspired by Beatrix Potter, is a cloth book with padded pages. (up to 3)
Easter Fun with Peter Rabbit ($4.99, 0-7232-4896-6), based on the work of Beatrix Potter, collects puzzles, games, recipes, crafts and stickers. (4-8)
The Wedding Dress Mess ($15.95, 0-8230-1738-9) by Beatrice Masini, adapted by Lenny Hort, illus. by Anna Laura Cantone, is a tale demonstrating what is truly important in life. (4-8)
Christopher Hart's Animation Studio (0-8230-0627-1) and Christopher Hart's Cartoon Studio (-0624-7) by Christopher Hart are guides to the basics of animation; and cartooning ($7.95 each, 9-up).
Kids Draw adds Kids Draw Animals ($10.95, 0-8230-2631-0) by Christopher Hart (6-12).
Paperback in Spanish
Vamos a dibujar animales (Kids Draw Animals) ($10.95, 0-8230-2624-8) by Christopher Hart (6-12).
You Wouldn't Want to... adds You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon!: Prisoners You'd Rather Not Meet (0-531-116651-1) by Fiona MacDonald and You Wouldn't Want to Be on Apollo 13!: A Mission You'd Rather Not Go On (-16650-3) by Ian Graham ($9.95 each, 7-10). Native American Crafts welcomes four titles, including Native American Crafts of the Northeast and Southeast (-11593-5) and Native American Crafts of the Plain and Plateau (-15595-1) by Judith Hoffman Corwin ($7.95 each, 8-11). Artists in Their Time gains nine new titles, including Henry Moore (-16643-0) by Sally O'Reilly and Marc Chagall (-16645-7) by Jude Welton ($6.95 each, 10-12).
New to the Little Big Book series are The Little Big Book for Boys (0941807-70-3) and The Little Big Book for Girls (-81-9), ed. by Alice Wong and Lena Tabori ($24.95 each, 8-12).
Accidental Alphabet ($16.95, 1-55285-394-2) by Dianna Bonder is an alliterative alphabet book featuring animals. (4-7)
Mr. Bob's Magic Ride in the Sky ($14.95, 1-55285-393-4) by Karen Johnston. A dog's dream of flying comes true. (4-7)
Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories in the Planets ($12.95, 1-55285-392-6) by Joan Marie Galat, illus. by Lorna Bennett, presents facts about planets. (7-11)
Welcome to the Whole World of... greets Penguins (1-55285-450-7) and Elephants (-451-5) by Diane Swanson ($5.95 each, 5-7). And Mustang Mountain adds Wild Horse ($6.95, -413-2) by Sharon Siamon (8-12).
Lottie's Courage: A Contraband Slave's Story ($7.95, 1-57249-311-9) by Phyllis Hall Haislip is a novel based on the experiences of runaway slaves who found refuge at Virginia's Fortress Monroe during the Civil War. (10-up)
Ghosts of Vicksburg ($8.95, 1-57249-322-4) by Kathleen Ernst centers on two young people during this Civil War campaign. (10-up)
The House in the Meadow ($15.95, 0-8075-3393-9) by Shutta Crum, illus. by Paite Billin-Frye, celebrates the fun of counting and the excitement of building a house. (3-7)
Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! ($15.95, 0-8075-3152-9) by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Nancy Cote. Townsfolk prepare for a parade and fireworks. (4-6)
Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble ($14.95, 0-8075-5305-0) by Maryann Cocca-Leffler is a sequel to Mr. Tanen's Ties. (5-8)
The Seven Chinese Sisters ($15.95, 0-8075-7309-4) by Kathy Tucker, illus. by Grace Lin. When a dragon snatches a baby, her sisters rush to save her. (5-8)
The Barking Mouse ($14.95, 0-8075-0571-4) by Antonia Sacre, illus. by Alfredo Aguirre, offers a Cuban tale about being bilingual. (5-8)
Then I Think of God ($15.95, 0-8075-7847-9) by Martha Whitmore Hickman, illus. by Higgins Bond, depicts the moments when children's thoughts turn to God. (5-9)
Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom ($14.95, 0-8075-5820-6) by Erik Brooks. The new kid in school finds a mystery to solve. (6-8)
Trading Places with Tank Talbott ($14.95, 0-8075-1708-9) by Dori Hillestad. A mismatched pair discovers that they need each other. (8-11)
Hana's Suitcase ($15.95, 0-8075-3148-0) by Karen Levine. A curator at a Holocaust education center in Tokyo learns the story of Hana Brady, a child of the Holocaust. (10-13)
The Way I Feel gains When I Feel Good About Myself ($14.95, 0-8075-8887-3) by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson (3-6). And The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds four titles, characters by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($13.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-12).
New Prairie Paperbacks are Mr. Tanen's Ties ($6.95,0-8075-5302-6, 5-8) by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (5-8); On the Day His Daddy Left ($6.95, -6073-1) by Eric Adams and Kathleen Adams, illus. by Layne Johnson (5-9); Dirt Boy (-1617-1) by Erik Jon Slangerup, illus. by John Manders; and Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism (-3481-1) by Laurie Lears, illus. by Karen Ritz ($6.95 each, 6-9); Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays($5.95, -7336-1) by Peg Kehret, photos by Grey Farrar (8-13); and Haunting at Home Plate ($6.95, -3182-0) by David Patneaude (9-13).
Little Hands picks up Early Learning Skill-Builders: Colors, Shapes, Numbers & Letters ($12.95, 1-885593-84-8) by Mary Tomczyk (2-6). New to Kids Can! are The Kids' Book of Incredibly Fun Crafts ($12.95, -85-6), by Roberta Gould (7-up); and Fizz, Bubble & Flash! ($12.95, -83-X) by Anita Brandolini (8-up). And Quick Start for Kids! introduces Kids' Easy Bike Care (-86-4) by Stephen Cole, Make Magic! (-87-2) by Ron Burgess and Almost-Instant Scrapbooks (-90-2) by Laura Check ($8.95 each, 8-up).
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
What Puppies Teach Us ($12.95, 1-57223-684-1) by Glenn Dromgoole adapts What Dogs Teach Us. (All ages)
Just Kids ($12.95, 1-57223-598-5) by Bonnie Louise Kuchler features photos of young animals' antics. (All ages)
Caribbean Capers ($9.95, 0-9643407-2-0) by Joan Santomenna and Marco Santomenna follows the adventures of three boys from different cultures. (8-14)
Wolf in the Midnight Forest ($5.95, 0-86327-882-5) by Cora Harrison. Mark and Wolf must find the Swan Princess before the Shapechanger returns. (7-up)
The Black Bag Mystery ($6.95, 0-86327-886-8) by Richard Lysaght deals with family problems in a light tone. (8-up)
Break-In ($6.95, 0-86327-898-1) by Mike Parker. Four friends find the unexpected when they sneak into an empty house. (10-up)
Drumshee Timeline continues with Dark Days at Drumshee ($6.95, 1-903582-32-6) by Cora Harrison (8-14).
My Granny's Purse ($15.95, 0-7611-2978-2) by P.H. Hanson reveals the pull-out contents of a purse. (3-up)
All-American CAR-I-OKE ($13.95, 0-7611-3068-3) offers a songbook and CD for family sing-alongs. (6-up)
Boynton on Board adds Snuggle Puppy ($6.95, 0-7611-3067-5) by Sandra Boynton (1-4). And Fandex presents First Ladies ($9.95, -2944-8, 10-up).
Peek-a-Bible Collection ($12.99, 0-310-70450-2) by Tracy Harrast, illus. by Carl Moore, contains lift-the-flap retellings of biblical tales. (up to 6)
God Loves You Very Much ($6.99, 0-310-70623-8). In this shaped board book, two boys meet VeggieTales characters. (up to 6)
Parable of Two Builders ($9.99, 0-310-70145-7) by Melody Carlson, illus. by Steve Bjorkman, retells a parable about a wise man and a foolish man. (4-8)
God Is with You ($12.99, 0-310-70343-3) by Larry Libby, illus. by Corbert Gauthier, reassures readers that God is always nearby. (4-8)
Marshmallow Clouds ($12.99, 0-310-70349-2) by Leslie Parrott, illus. by Terry Taylor, delivers the message that God's way is always best. (4-8)
Jonah: A Worm's Eye View ($12.99, 0-310-70469-3) by Cindy Kenney. A worm tells a story about a prophet. (4-8)
The Edge Devotional Bible, NIV ($26.99, 0-310-70336-0; paper $21.99, -70337-9) by Mark Littleton, Marine Wooding and Sandy Silverthorne is a Bible aimed at middle-graders. (8-12)
Life of Faith continues with Violet's Hidden Doubts (1-928-74917-8) and Violet's Amazing Summer (-74918-6) ($12.99 each, 10-14); Dear Millie ($12.99, -74959-3) (10-14); and Millie's Prayer Projects ($16.99 paper, -74958-5) (10-14).
Larryboy and the Sinister Snow Day (0-310-70561-4) by Sean Gaffney and Larryboy and the Yodel Napper (-70562-2) by Kent Redeker are adventures starring the Veggie kids ($4.99 each, 8-12).
2:52 Soul Gear introduces Laptop: Explosive Secrets (0-310-70340-9) and Power Play (-70341-7) by Christopher P.N. Maselli ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Weird & Gross Bible Stuff (-70484-7) and Bible Fortresses, Temples, & Tombs (-70483-9) by Rick Osborne ($7.99 each, 8-12). And Young Women of Faith Library adds Horse Crazy Lily (-70263-1) and Lily's Church Camp Adventure (-70264-X) by Nancy Rue ($4.99 each, 8-12); and The Fun-Finder Book (-70258-5) and The Walk-the-Walk Book (-70259-3) by Rue ($7.99 each, 8-12).