| CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR SPRING |
(arranged alphabetically by publisher)
|Abbeville Kids -- The Culture Co-Op|
|Dalmatian Press -- F+W Publications|
|Gallopade -- HarperCollins/Rayo|
|HarperCollins/HarperTempest -- Kregel Kidzone|
|Lectorum -- Oxford University Press|
|Patria Press -- Running Press Kids|
|Sasquatch Books -- Simon & Schuster/McElderry|
|Simon & Schuster/Pulse -- Zonderkidz|
Alaska's 12 Days of Summer ($16.95, 1-57061-340-0; paper $9.95, -341-9) by Pat Chamberlin-Calamar, illus. by Shannon Cartwright, presents a twist on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.' (4-8)
My America continues with Message in the Sky: Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book Three, Canada, 1859 (0-439-37057-4, paper -37058-2) by Sharon Dennis Wyeth and The End of the Earth: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Two, Kansas, 1856 (-37059-0, paper -37060-4) by Kate McMullan ($10.95 each, paper $4.99, 7-10). Joining Dear America are Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson, Greenmarsh, Massachusetts, 1774 ($10.95, -15308-5) by Ann Turner and Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota, New Yeovil, Minnesota, 1873 (-22027-0, $12.95) by Marion Dane Bauer (9-14). My Name Is America offers The Journal of Finn Reardon, a Newsie, New York City, 1899 ($10.95, -18894-6) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (9-14). And The Royal Diaries welcomes Elisabeth of Austria: The Princess Bride, Austria-Hungary, 1853 (-26644-0) by Barry Denenberg and Kristina, The Girl King, Sweden, 1638 (-24976-7) by Carolyn Meyer ($10.95 each, 9-14).
Butt-Ugly Martians issues Deadly Dreams of Dr. Damage (0-439-39964-5), Emperor Bog's Mind Bogglers (-48703-X), Escape to the Bogstar! (-48710-2) and Fix the Gaps in Zapz! (-40793-1) by Jeff O'Hare ($3.99 each, all ages). How to Draw Action offers Dragon Ball Z ($4.99, -43724-5) by Michael Teitelbaum (all ages). Dragon Ball Z introduces Create and Trace (-38548-2); and How to Draw (-46518-4) by Jesse Leon McCann ($4.99 each, all ages); Sticker Book ($5.99, -46519-2) by McCann (all ages); and Dragon Ball Z Extreme ($5.99, -43722-9) by O'Hare (7-12). Hamtaro presents Hamtaro's New Home (-53963-3) by Ruth Koeppel and Bijou's Big Adventure (-54235-9) by Frances Ann Ladd ($3.50 each, 3-6); Catch the Stars (-54237-5) by Ellen Field and The Ham-Ham Clubhouse (-53965-X) by Dawn Sawyer ($4.99 each, 3-6); Come Back, Hamtaro! (-54238-3) by Sawyer and Jingle's Journey (-54239-1) by Field ($3.99 each, 3-6); We Are the Ham-Hams! ($3.99, -53961-7) by Frances Ann Ladd (4-8); and Calling All Ham-Hams! ($3.99, -54236-7) by Michael Anthony Steele (5-8). And Franklin returns in Franklin Goes to the Beach: A Sticker Activity Book ($6.99, -45568-5, 3-up); and TV Tie-in: Franklin Snoops ($4.50, -43120-4) by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark (4-8).
Scooby-Doo reappears in Picture Clue: Sled Race Mystery ($3.99, -44417-9) by Maria Barbo, illus. by Duendes Del Sur (4-8); Scooby-Doo and the Secret Admirer ($5.99, -45520-0) by Jesse Leon McCann (4-8); Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire Rock (-45522-7) by McCann and Scooby-Doo and the Ghastly Giant (-45523-5) by McCann, illus. by Duendes Del Sur ($3.50 each, 4-8); Scooby-Doo and the Deep Sea Diver ($3.99, -42073-3) by James Gelsey (6-9); and Scooby-Doo and the Legend of Vampire Rock Junior Novelization ($3.99, -45521-9) by Jenny Markas (7-10). Sagwa presents Festival of Lanterns (-45179-5) by Sonia Sander, illus. by the Thompson Brothers; and Treasure Hunters (-45180-9) by Cynthia Benjamin, illus. by Jose Maria Cardona ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Sagwa's Lucky Bat (-45181-7) by Sander, illus. by Tino Santanach; and Firefly Nights (-45182-5) by Benjamin, illus. by Chris George ($2.99 each, 4-8). Joining Dexter's Laboratory are Knights of the Periodic Table ($5.99, -43425-4) by Bobbi Jo and David Cody Weiss (4-8); and I Dream of Dexter (-43423-8) and The Incredible Shrinking Dexter (-43424-6) by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso ($3.99 each, 6-9). And The Powerpuff Girls are back in Bubbles Bedazzled ($3.99, -44220-6) by Laura Dower (4-8); and The Mayor Is Missing (-44223-0) by Tracey West and Mojo and Mini-Mo (-44225-7) by E.S. Mooney ($3.99 each, 6-9).
G.I. Joe returns in From Sea to Shining Sea (-45187-6) by Walker Hughes, illus. by Art Ruiz and Carlo Raso; Ice Force (-45186-8) by Holly Kowitt, illus. by Marc Mones and Jesus Redondo; and Never Give Up (-45192-2) by Michael Teitelbaum ($3.99 each, 4-12); Search and Rescue ($2.99, -45189-2) by Teitelbaum (4-12); Combat Ready ($5.99, -45190-6) by Teitelbaum (4-12); and Official Handbook ($5.99, -44930-8) by Jake Warun (7-12). Pokémon adds Pikachu in Love (-42990-0) and Togepi Springs to Action (-42991-9) by Tracey West ($3.99 each, 5-7); and How to Draw ($4.99, -43440-8) by West (6-up). Hello Reader! presents The Easter Cub (-44340-7) by Justine Korman Fontes, illus. by Lucinda McQueen; The Sweetest Valentines (-28308-6) by Jane Gerver, illus. by Priscilla Burris; and Valentines: A Read-and-Do Book (-04020-5) by Judith Moffatt ($3.99 each, 5-7); Fluffy's Lucky Day (-31944-7) and Fluffy Meets the Tooth Fairy (-12918-4) by Kate McMullan, illus. by Mavis Smith ($3.99 each, 6-8); and Itching and Twitching: A Nigerian Folktale (-24224-X) by Patricia and Robert McKissack, illus. by Laura Freeman; and Great Black Heroes: Five Bold Freedom Fighters (0-590-48026-X) by Wade Hudson, illus. by Ron Garnett ($3.99 each, 7-9). And Barbie sleuths on in Mystery Unplugged (0-439-37206-6) and The Mystery of the Missing Stallion (-37207-0) by Linda Aber ($3.99 each, 6-9).
The Magic School Bus rolls along with Polar Bear Patrol (0-439-31433-X) by Judith Stamper, illus. by Steve Haefele, based on characters created by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen; and Electric Storm (-31434-8) by Anne Capeci, illus. by Hope Gangloff ($3.99 each, 7-9); and Fact Finders: Space and the Planets (-38175-4) by Kris Hirschmann and Whales (-38174-6) by Sue Rosenthal ($4.99 each, 7-9). Megastars ($3.99, -45602-9) by Michelle Smith is a new WNBA Reader (7-9). Animal Planet debuts with Experiencing Snakes (-43564-1) and Into the Rainforest (-43565-X) by Jane Hammerslough ($3.99 each, 7-12). The NBA series presents Book of Bests ($7.99, -45603-7) by John Hareas (7-up). Scholastic Junior Classics welcomes Beauty and the Beast and Other Stories (-44605-8), retold by Sarah Hines Stephens; and King Arthur (-44064-5), retold by Jane Bo Mason and Stephens ($3.99 each, 7-up). And joining Scholastic Classics are 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ($4.99, -22715-1) by Jules Verne, intro. by Bruce Coville (7-up); Black Beauty ($3.99, -22890-5) by Anna Sewell, intro. by Gail Carson Levine (9-up); Wuthering Heights ($4.99, -22891-3) by Emily Brontë, intro. by Alice Hoffman (10-up); and Great Expectations ($4.99, -29128-3) by Charles Dickens, intro. by Michael Cadnum (11-up).
The Whole You adds Spirit (0-439-40463-0), Friends and Family (-40465-7) and Body and Mind (-40464-9) by Jeannie Kim ($4.50 each, 8-12). New to The History Channel Presents are The Real Scorpion King (-44062-9) and History Undercover: Top Secret (-40148-8) by Cameron Banks ($4.99 each, 8-12). Dare to Draw in 3-D introduces Cartoon Critters (-37989-X) and Crazy Characters (-38074-X) by Mark Kistler ($4.99 each, 8-12). Joining Ripley's Believe It or Not! are Blasts from the Past (-42980-3) and Awesome Animals (-42981-1) ($4.50 each, 8-12). New Samurai Jack Chapter Books are The Seven Labors of Jack (-40914-8) and Journey to the Impossible Island (-45554-5) by Tracey West ($4.50 each, 8-12). Game Boy offers Game Boy Color: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (-36710-7) and Game Boy Advance: Warioland 4 (-36711-5) by Craig Wessel ($3.99 each, 8-12). Mad Science issues Clue Me In! (-20727-4) by Kathy Burkett and Feed Me! (-20728-2) by Anne Capeci, creative development by Gordon Korman ($4.50 each, 8-12). And Star Wars zooms on with Boba Fett: Maze of Deception (-44245-1) by Elizabeth Hand; and Jedi Quest: The School of Fear (-33921-9) and The Shadow Trap (-33922-7) by Jude Watson ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Beware of the Storybook Wolves ($5.99, 0-439-20501-8) by Lauren Child (4-8); Born to Pull ($9.99, -28682-4) by Bob Carey (8-up); And Not Afraid to Dare ($4.99, -47139-7) by Tonya Bolden (9-13); Come All You Brave Soldiers ($4.99, 0-590-47577-0) by Clinton Cox (9-14); Spellfall ($5.99, -47220-2) by Katherine Roberts (9-up); The Jacob Ladder ($4.50, -47163-X) by Gerald Hausman and Uton Hinds (10-13); Aquamarine and Indigo ($5.99, -47414-0) by Alice Hoffman (10-up); Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life ($4.99, -13196-0) by Mae Jemison (10-up); and Freeze Tag ($4.99, 0-590-45681-4) by Caroline B. Cooney (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Star Wars reprints Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive (0-439-40142-9) and Crossfire (-40142-9) by Terry Bisson ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Echorium Sequence adds Crystal Mask ($5.99, -51147-X) by Katherine Roberts (9-up). The Circle Opens offers Magic Steps (0-590-39605-5), Street Magic (-39643-9) and Cold Fire (-39656-0) by Tamora Pierce ($4.99 each, 10-up). And Pierce's Circle of Magic reprints Sandry's Book (-55408-5), Tris's Book (-55409-3), Daja's Book (-55410-7) and Briar's Book (-55411-5) ($4.99 each, 11-up).
The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes continues with Everything New Under the Sun ($4.50, 0-439-35369-6) illus. by Monica Gesue (6-9). Animal Ark Hauntings releases Foal in the Fog ($3.99, -34415-8) by Ben Baglio (6-9). Baglio's Animal Ark sails on with Pony in a Package (-34388-7) and Puppy in a Puddle (-34389-5) ($3.99 each, 8-11). Dolphin Diaries offers Chasing the Dream (-31951-X) and Racing the Wind (-31952-8) by Baglio ($4.50 each, 8-11). It's a Dog's Life ($4.99, -43455-6) by Bob Balaban joins McGrowl (8-11). New Puppy Patrol titles are King of the Castle (-31911-0) and Posh Pup (-31912-9) by Jenny Dale ($3.99 each, 8-11). Pyrates debuts with The Secret City (-36851-0), Eye of Eternity (-36852-9), Dead Man's Chest (-36853-7) and The Last-Clue (-36853-7) by Chris Archer ($4.50 each, 8-12). Launching Guardians of Ga'hoole is The Capture ($4.99, -40557-2) by Kathryn Lasky (8-12). Three Girls in the City starts up with Self-Portrait ($4.99, -49839-2) by Jeanne Betancourt (8-12). Dive begins with The Discovery ($4.50, -50722-7) by Gordon Korman (8-12). Joining Heartland are True Enough (-33697-7) and Sooner or Later (-33968-5) by Lauren Brooke ($4.50 each, 9-13). Remnants offers Lost and Found (0-590-88494-8), Dream Storm (-88495-6) and Aftermath (-88522-7) by K.A. Applegate ($4.99 each, 9-13). And T*Witches issues Kindred Spirits (0-439-47219-9) and The Witch Hunter (-49227-0) by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld ($4.50 each, 9-13).
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? ($15.95, 0-439-24100-6) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, is a sequel to How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (2-up)
New Real Mother Goose Classics are Animal Rhymes (0-439-39538-0) and Lullaby Rhymes (-39539-9), illus. by Josie Yee ($5.99 each, 1-4). Barney returns in Barney's Favorite Songs (1-586-68146-5), Barney's Fun with Rhythms (1-570-64458-6), I Love Animals (1-586-68131-1) and Barney Visits the Zoo ($2.99 each, -68313-6 paper, 2-4); Barney's Sing-Along Stories: I Love You ($3.50 paper, -68299-7) by Lee Bernstein, illus. by June Valentine-Ruppe (2-4); Barney Is Sooo Big! ($6.99, -68301-2) by Dena Neusner, illus. by Darren McKee (2-4); and Babies and Barney: Hooray for Puppies and Kittens! (-68300-4) by Katie Tait; and Barney's Little Lessons: The New Babysitter (-68302-0) by Sheryl Berk, illus. by Kathryn Yingling ($5.99 each, 2-4).
Clifford stars in Clifford's Big Red Ideas: A Special Friend ($4.99, -36636-4) by Joanna Mills, illus. by Josie Yee (3-5); Clifford Digs a Dinosaur ($3.99 paper, 0-439-43429-7) by Sonali Fry, illus. by Steve Haefele (3-6); Thank You, Clifford ($6.99, -43427-0) by Fry, illus. by John Kurtz (3-up); Clifford's Day with Dad (-41073-8) by Norman Bridwell; and Clifford Loves Me! (-45481-6) by Thea Feldman, illus. by Gita Lloyd and Eric Binder ($3.50 each paper, 3-up); Clifford's Big Day on the Farm ($7.99, -36628-3) by Feldman, illus. by Jim Durk (3-up); Clifford's Big Red Easter ($4.99, -43428-9) by Nancy Parent, illus. by Robbin Cuddy (3-up); Clifford's Phonics Fun Box Sets #3 (-40517-3) and #4 (-40518-1) ($12.99 each paper, 4-up); and Clifford Big Red Chapter Books: The Big Red Detective (-47315-2), adapted by Gail Herman, illus. by Robin Cuddy; and Cookie Crazy (-47316-0), adapted by Herman, illus. by Steve Haefele ($3.99 each paper, 6-9). And HipKIDHop continues with Hope (-38048-0) by Shaggy, illus. by Joseph Buckingham Jr.; and Don't Talk to Strangers (-31385-6) by Kevi, illus. by JibJab Media ($13.95 each, 7-10).
New Word By Word First Readers are Where Can Bunny Paint? (0-439-36605-4) and The Tooth Fairy (-33490-X) by Michael Rex ($3.99 each, 3-5); and Pals (-49310-2) and Scarecrow (-49311-0) by Rex ($3.99 each, 4-6). Care Bears return in The Caring Rainbow ($5.99 hardcover, -45178-7) by Sonia Sander (1-4); What Makes You Happy? (-45543-X) by J.E. Bright and The Care Bears Caring Contest (-45158-2) by Nancy Parent, both illus. by David Stein ($3.50 each, 3-6); and Find That Rainbow! Sticker Storybook ($5.99, -45176-0) by Sander (4-7). Tonka rolls on with If I Could Drive an Ambulance! (-43433-5) by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Marc and Isidre Mones; and I'm a Great Big Tow Truck (-43434-3) by Michael Anthony Steele, illus. by Chuck Primeau ($3.50 each, 3-7); Pedal to the Metal (-34330-0) by Teitelbaum, illus. by Gary LaCoste; and Fire Trucks in Action (-43432-7) by Victoria Hickle ($6.99 each hardcover, 3-7); and Tough Trucks: The Mixer (-36637-2) and The Bulldozer (-36638-0) by Nancy Parent, illus. by Roc Goudreau ($3.99 each, 3-7). And Scholastic Readers adds I Spy a Dinosaur's Eye (-52471-7) and I Spy Funny Teeth (-52472-5) by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Beauty and the Beast (-47151-6) and Snow White (-47152-4), both illus. by Barbara Lanza ($3.99 each, 5-7).
Scholastic Phonics Fun offers Cool Cats Boxed Set ($3.99, 0-439-48593-2) by Josephine Page, illus. by Matt Straub (4-6). Supertwins debuts with Bad Dogs from Outer Space (-46623-7) and Supertwins and the Tooth Trouble (-46624-5) by B.J. James, illus. by Chris Demarest ($3.99 each, 5-7). Magic Matt reappears in Magic Matt and the Cat (-40568-8) and Magic Matt and the Skunk in the Tub (-40570-X) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Norman Bridwell ($3.99 each, 5-7). Suzy's Zoo: Tales from Duckport welcomes Helping-Out Day? Hooray! (-38358-7) and Stormy Weather? Stick Together! (-38357-9) by Suzy Spafford ($3.99 each, 5-8). Joining Afro-Bets is First Book About Africa ($5.99, -42918-8) by Veronica Freeman Ellis, illus. by George Ford (6-8). And new First Discovery: Look and Learn titles by Gallimard Jeunesse are At the Ocean (-33635-X), illus. by Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai; In the Garden (-33637-6), illus. by Heliadore; On the Farm (-33634-1), illus. by Henri Galeron; and In the Forest (-33636-8), illus. by Pierre De Hugo ($6.95 each, 6-9).
Plum ($17.95, 0-439-36409-4) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Mary GrandPré, is a poetry collection. (All ages)
Littles First Readers gains The Littles Have a Happy Valentines Day ($3.99, 0-439-42499-2) by John Peterson, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (5-7). Hey L'il D! debuts with It's All in the Name (-40899-7), Take the Court (-40900-4), Stuck in the Middle (-40901-2) and Out of Bounds (-40902-0) by Bob Lanier with Heather Goodyear ($3.99 each, 6-9). Jigsaw Jones returns in The Race Against Time (-40899-7) and The Case of the Rainy Day Mystery (-42631-6) by James Preller ($3.99 each, 6-9). The Bailey School Kids star in Holiday Special: Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch ($3.99, -40833-4) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones (7-9). The Danger Joe Show presents Back to the Bayou ($3.99, -40978-0) by Susan Schade and Jon Buller (7-9). Launching Get Ready for Gabi is Crazy, Mixed-up Spanglish Day ($3.99, -47519-8) by Marisa Montes, illus. by Joe Cepeda (7-10). Abracadabra conjures up Zap! Science Fair Surprise! (-38936-4) and Yikes! It's Alive! (-38937-2) by Peter Lerangis, illus. by Jim Talbot (7-10). The Worst Bully in the Entire Universe ($3.99, -43939-6) by Dan Greenburg joins Maximum Boys (7-10). The Secrets of Droon offers The Dream Thief (-42078-4) and Search for the Dragon Ship (-42079-2) by Tony Abbott ($3.99 each, 7-10). Doll Hospital continues with Glories Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad (-40180-1) by Joan Haub and Charlotte's Choice: The Story of a Shaker Village (-40181-X) by Joan Holub ($3.99 each, 7-11). And Pony Pals issues Super Special: Pony Problem (-42626-X) and No Ponies in the House! (-42627-8) by Jeanne Betancourt ($3.99 each, 7-12).
Paperbacks in Spanish
Granlector colorado: Ime gusta el invierno (Big Red Reader: Winter Ice Is Nice) ($3.99, 0-439-39523-2, 3-5); Feliz cumpleaños, Martin Luther King (Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King) ($4.95, 0-590-47507-X) by Jean Marzollo, illus. by J. Brian Pinkney (3-7); El poni de barro (The Mud Pony) ($4.95, -46341-1) by Caron Lee Cohen (4-8); Una nina llamada Helen Keller (A Girl Named Helen Keller) ($3.99, 0-439-46786-1) by Margo Lundell, illus. by Irene Trivas (4-8); Clifford y el dia de pascua (Clifford's Happy Easter) ($3.50, 0-590-11740-8) by Norman Bridwell (4-8); Ruby, mono ve, mono hace (Ruby the Copycat) ($5.95, -50211-5) by Peggy Rathmann (4-8); Quiero más fideos! (More Spaghetti, I Say!) (-29377-X) by Rita Goldman Gelman, illus. by Mort Greenburg; and N-O es no (N-O Spells No) (0-439-05402-8) by Teddy Slater, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($3.99 each, 5-8); Los siete hermanos chinos (The Seven Chinese Brothers) ($5.99, 0-590-48131-2) by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng (5-9); Scooby-Doo y la maldición de la momia (Scooby-Doo and the Mummy's Curse) ($3.99, 0-439-40985-3) by James Gelsey (6-9); En busca del Titanic (Finding the Titanic) ($3.99, 0-590-92630-6) by Robert D. Ballard (7-10); and Un lugar entre las sombras (Somewhere in the Darkness) ($3.50, -47701-3) by Walter Dean Myers (12-up).
The Secret Remedy Book: A Story of Comfort and Love ($16.95, 0-439-35226-6) by Karin Cates, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin. While Lolly's parents are away, Auntie Zep finds a remedy for the girl's sadness. (5-up)
First Person Fiction: Gathering the Dew ($16.95, 0-439-38197-5) by Minfong Ho. When the Communists take over her home city of Phnom Penh, a girl is torn from her family and sent to live in a labor camp. (11-15)
Mama Will Be Home Soon ($15.95, 0-439-38491-5) by Nancy Minchella, illus. by Keiko Narahashi. When she finally returns, Mama brings Lili a special present. (2-5)
Players in Pigtails ($16.95, 0-439-18305-7) by Shana Corey, illus. by Rebecca Gibson, tells of a girl who follows her dream and becomes a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. (5-8)
The Golden Hamster Saga opens with I, Freddy ($15.95, 0-439-28356-6) by Dietlof Reiche, illus. by Joe Cepeda (8-12). And The Circle Opens Quartet concludes with Shatterglass ($16.95, 0-590-39683-8) by Tamora Pierce (10-up).
Voices of the Heart, Gift Edition ($8.95, 0-439-45693-2) by Ed Young (all ages); What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? ($7.99, -44266-4) by Cressida Cowell, illus. by Ingrid Godon (up to 4); and Silly Little Goose! ($7.99, -44265-6) by Nancy Tafuri (up to 5).
What a Great Idea! Inventions That Changed the World ($18.95, 0-590-68144-3) by Stephen Tomecek, illus. by Dan Stuckenschneider, explores two million years of inventions. (9-up)
Scholastic Science Readers adds Penguins ($3.99, 0-439-42502-6) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (5-6); and Earthquakes (-41285-4) by Deborah Heiligman and Tropical Rain Forest (-35523-0) by April Pulley Sayre ($3.99 each, 7-8). New Extraordinary titles are Extraordinary Solar System (-28605-0), Extraordinary Wild Weather (-28602-6), Extraordinary Dangerous Animals (-28320-5) and Extraordinary Sea Creatures (-28604-2) ($5.95 each, 7-9). If You Were... continues with If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie ($5.99, -41428-8) by Anne Kamma (7-9). Scholastic Q&A gains three titles by Melvin and Gilda Berger: Are Mountains Growing Taller? (-26673-4), illus. by Robin Carter; How Do Frogs Swallow with Their Eyes? (-26677-7), illus. by Karen Carr; and Where Did the Butterfly Get Its Name? (-26675-0), illus. by Higgins Bond ($5.95 each, 7-9). And In Their Own Words introduces Sojourner Truth (-26323-9) by Peter and Connie Roop and The Wright Brothers (-26320-4) by George Sullivan ($4.50 each, 8-10).
Girls: A History of Growing up Female in America ($12.95, 0-590-37130-4) by Penny Colman (8-up); Scholastic Atlas of the United States ($10.95, 0-439-47436-1) by David Rubel (8-up); and Scholastic Atlas of the World ($12.95, -52797-X, 9-up).
The Cookcamp (0-439-52357-5) by Gary Paulsen and Blister (-19314-1) by Susan Shreve ($4.99 each, 8-12); United Tates of America ($5.99, 0-590-69222-4) by Paula Danziger (8-12); Indigo ($4.99, 0-439-25636-4) by Alice Hoffman (8-up); The Last Book in the Universe (-08759-7) by Rodman Philbrick and Witness (-27200-9) by Karen Hesse ($4.99 each, 9-12); Samir and Yonatan ($4.99, -13523-0) by Daniella Carmi (10-up); Learning to Swim: A Memoir (-52831-3) by Ann Turner and Slam! (0-590-48668-3) by Walter Dean Myers ($4.99 each, 12-up); and Make Lemonade (-48141-X) by Virginia Euwer Wolff, When She Hollers (-46715-8) by Cynthia Voigt, When She Was Good (-31990-6) by Norma Fox Mazer, Plain City (-48141-X) by Virginia Hamilton, Toning the Sweep (-48142-8) by Angela Johnson, From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun (-45881-7) by Jacqueline Woodson, My Brother Sam Is Dead (-42792-X) by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier and Fallen Angels (-40943-3) by Walter Dean Myers ($5.99 each, 12-up).
Kids Are the Authors: September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be All Right ($12.95, 0-439-53122-5) by Masterson Elementary School students offers first-graders' perspective on the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. (6-up)
Glitter Bears shines on with Cinderella Bear (1-57145-876-X) and Snow White Bear (-875-1) by Sue Harris, illus. by Pauline Siewert ($10.95 each, up to 3). Nursery Collection adds Nursery Rhymes (-930-8), Once Upon a Time (-931-6) and Sleep Baby Sleep (-932-4) by Beth Harwood, illus. by Susie Lancome ($12.95 each, up to 3). Joining BusyBugz Pop-Up Books are Mayday to the Rescue (-914-6) and Toolbox Trouble (-915-4) by Christine Tagg, illus. by Bill Bolton ($12.95 each, 2-4). New Snappy Little Pop-Ups are Snappy Little Families (-975-8), Snappy Little Pets (-974-X), Snappy Little Springtime (-920-0) and Snappy Little Zoo (-921-9) by Derek Matthews ($12.95 each, 3-5). Snappy Magnetic Books introduces Farm (-911-1), Town (-913-8) and Travel (-912-X) by Derek Matthews ($12.95 each, 3-5). Happy Series celebrates Happy Birthday (-735-6), Happy Doctor (-734-8) and Happy Dresser (-733-X) by Sally Hewitt, illus. by Craig Cameron ($10.95 each, 3-5). Squishy Shapes presents Animal Safari (-741-0), Dinosaurs (-740-2) and On the Go (-739-9) by Peggy Tagel ($12.95 each, 3-5). Little Friends welcomes Snuggle Up, Little Penguin! ($12.95, -919-7) by Ronnie Randall, illus. by Caroline Jay Church (3-6). Maurice Pledger Nature Trail Books adds Beetles and Bugs ($12.95, -897-2) by A. Wood, illus. by Maurice Pledger (4-6). Let's Start! continues with Let's Start! Making Fingerpuppets (-894-8) and Let's Start! Foil Fun (-893-X) by Todd and Wayne South ($12.95 each, 5-9). And Cool Cars zooms on with Rescue Squad (-908-1) and Stock Cars (-909-X) by Pearl Bensimon ($12.95 each, 5-9).
Sticker Designs offers Dream House (-962-6), In Style (-963-4) and Incredible Adventures (-964-2) by Kristen Hall, illus. by Tamara Schmitz ($9.95 each, 5-9). Totally introduces Totally Prehistoric Beasts ($16.95, -889-1) by Dennis Schatz (8-12). Robot Rover ($16.95, -973-1) by Nikki Sims is a new Inventor's Handbook (8-12). And new Uncover kits are Uncover a Race Car (-791-7) by Paul Beck, illus. by Stephan Kuhn and Dave Dunford; Uncover the Human Body (-789-5) by Luann Colombo, illus. by Jennifer Fairman and Craig Zukerman; and Uncover a T-Rex (-790-9) by Dennis Schatz, illus. by Christian Kitzmueller and Davide Bonadonna ($18.95 each, 8-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ($17.95, 0-689-84387-9) by Christine King Farris, illus. by Chris Soentpiet, depicts the King siblings' childhood. (All ages)
The Tripods: The White Mountains (0-689-85504-4, paper -85672-5), The City of Gold and Lead (-85505-2, paper -85666-0) and The Pool of Fire (-85506-0, paper -85669-5) by John Christopher are 35th-anniversary editions of the novels in this science fiction trilogy ($16.95 each, Pulse paperback $4.99, 12-up).
Ready-to-Read adds Puppy Mudge Has a Snack ($14.95, 0-689-83981-2) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Isidre Mones in the style of Suçie Stevenson (3-5); and Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House ($14.95, -81153-5) by Rylant, illus. by Carolyn Bracken (5-7). And Class Pets introduces Battle in a Bottle ($14.95, -84655-X) by Frank Asch, illus. by Jahn Kanzler (7-11).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
Missing Mem ($4.99, 0-7343-3797-7) by Errol Broome, illus. by Ann James, is a tale about the wonder of friendship and the comfort of home. (6-10)
New Ready-to-Read titles are Robin Hill School: One Hundred Days (Plus One) (0-689-85535-4) and Too Many Valentines (-85537-0) by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon; and Pets to the Rescue: Dolores and the Big Fire (-83440-3) by Andrew Clements, illus. by Ellen Beier ($3.99 each, 4-6); Childhoods of Famous Americans: Thomas Edison to the Rescue! (-85331-9) by Howard Goldsmith, illus. by Anna DiVito; and Mark Twain at Work! (-85399-8) by Goldsmith, illus. by Frank Habbas ($3.99 each, 5-7); and Stories of Famous Americans: Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train (-85480-3) by Sharon Gayle, illus. by Felicia Marshall; and Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier (-85575-3) by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Alan and Lea Daniel ($3.99 each, 6-8). And Ready-for-Chapters offers Third-Grade Detectives: The Riddle of the Stolen Sand (-85376-9) by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Sal Murdocca; Prairie Skies: Our Kansas Home (-84353-4) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Patrick Faricy; The Nancy Drew Notebooks: Big Worry in Wonderland (-85428-5) and The Stinky Cheese Surprise (-85694-6) by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones; and Recipe for Trouble (-85680-6) by Keene, illus. by Paul Casale; Brave Kids: True Stories from America's Past: Robert Henry Hendershot (-84980-X) by Susan Goodman, illus. by Doris Ettlinger; Alien Clones from Outer Space: The Baby-Sitters Wore Diapers (-82344-4) by H.B. Homzie, illus. by Matt Phillips; and The Stinky Squad: The Malodorous Mess (-85697-0) and The Reek from Outer Space (-85699-7) by Katherine Pebley O'Neal, illus. by Daryll Collins ($3.99 each, 6-9); and Tippy Lemmy (-85019-0) by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Susan Keeter; A Fletcher Mystery: The Great Mask Mix-Up (-84628-2) by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein; and The Unicorn's Secret: True Heart (-85370-X) by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Omar Rayyan ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Joining Childhood of Famous Americans are Sojourner Truth: Voice of Freedom (0-689-85274-6) by Kathleen Kudlinski, illus. by Lenny Wooden; and Andrew Jackson: Young Patriot (-85744-6) by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Abraham Lincoln, George Washington: Young Presidents ($6.99, -85624-5) by Augusta Stevenson, illus. by Henderson (8-12). Nancy Drew returns in No Strings Attached (-85559-1), Intrigue at the Grand Opera (-85560-5) and The Riding Club Crime (-86145-1) by Carolyn Keene ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Hardy Boys star in The Case of the Psychic's Vision (-85597-4), The Mystery of the Black Rhino (-85598-2) and Passport to Danger (-85779-9) by Franklin W. Dixon ($4.99 each, 8-12). Pirate Hunter adds The Guns of Tortuga ($4.99, -85297-5) by Brad Strickland and Thomas Fuller (8-12). And Pendragon continues with The Lost City of Faar (0-7434-3732-2) and The Never War (-3733-0) by D.J. MacHale ($5.99 each, 10-up).
We're Going on a Bear Hunt ($7.99, 0-689-85349-1) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (2-5); Ebb and Flo and the Greedy Gulls ($6.99, -85810-8) by Jane Simmons (3-7); Firefighters A to Z ($6.99, -85999-6) by Chris L. Demarest (3-8); The Youngest Fairy Godmother Ever ($5.99, -86143-5) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal (4-6); Nice Try, Tooth Fairy ($5.99, -86141-9) by Mary Olson, illus. by Kathleen Tillotson (4-7); The Honest-to-Goodness Truth (-85395-5) by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Giselle Potter; Koi and the Kola Nuts: A Tale from Liberia (-85677-6) by Verna Aardema, illus. by Joe Cepeda; Maria's Comet (-85678-4) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Deborah Lanino; Deep in the Jungle (-85517-6) by Dan Yaccarino; Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores (-85675-X) by James Howe, illus. by Amy Walrod; Everything I Know About Pirates (-86009-9) by Tom Lichtenheld; and Goldilocks Returns (-85705-5) by Lisa Campbell Ernst ($6.99 each, 4-8); A Cake for Herbie ($5.99, -86004-8) by Petra Mathers (4-8); Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure (-85563-X) by Tony DiTerlizzi and CDB! (-85706-3) by William Steig ($6.99 each, 5-8); If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks ($6.99, -85676-8) by Faith Ringgold (5-9); and A Name on the Quilt: A Story of Remembrance ($6.99, -85998-8) by Jeannine Atkins, illus. by Tad Hills (5-up).
Also, Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi (0-689-85549-4) by Cheryl Harness; and Satchel Paige (-85681-4) by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome ($6.99 each, 6-10); Lenny and Mel ($3.99, -85891-4) by Erik Kraft (7-10); Liberty ($6.99, -85683-0) by Lynn Curlee (7-12); Secret in St. Something (-85601-6) by Barbara Brooks Wallace, Stopping to Home (-83849-2) by Lea Wait, T-Backs, T-Shirts, Coat, and Suit (-85682-2) by E.L. Konigsburg and Moonshiner's Son (-85550-8) by Carolyn Reeder ($4.99 each, 8-12); The Good Dog ($5.99, -83825-5) by Avi (8-12); Joshua's Song (-85542-7) by Joan Hiatt Harlow and Walk Across the Sea (-85707-1) by Susan Fletcher ($4.99 each, 9-12); Missing from Haymarket Square ($4.99, -85490-0) by Harriette Gillem Robinet (9-13); The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II ($6.99, -85396-3) by Louise Borden, illus. by Michael Foreman ($6.99, 9-up); Takeoffs and Landings (-85543-5) by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Just Ask Iris (-84454-9) by Lucy Frank and The Moonlight Man (-85886-8) by Paula Fox ($4.99 each, 10-14); and The Misfits (-83956-1) by James Howe; and The Harper Hall Trilogy: Dragonsong (-86008-0), Dragonsinger (-86007-2) and Dragondrums (-86006-4) by Anne McCaffrey ($5.99 each, 10-14).
Paperback Series ReprintsAladdin Classics reprints The Call of the Wild (0-689-85674-1) by Jack London, foreword by Gary Paulsen; and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (-86001-3) by Kate Douglas Wiggin ($3.99 each, all ages). Ready-to-Read gains Alien & Possum: Hanging Out ($3.99, -85771-3) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi (6-8). And new Ready-for-Chapters are The Cobble Street Cousins: Wedding Flowers (-83418-7) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and Annabel the Actress Starring in... The Hound of the Barkervilles (-84791-2) by Ellen Conford, illus. by Renee Andriani ($3.99 each, 7-10).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
Capital ($17.95, 0-689-84947-8) by Lynn Curlee recounts the construction of five Washington, D.C., landmarks. (All ages)
Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses ($16.95, 0-689-84561-8) by Harriette Gillem Robinet. This novel recounts a plot to stop Pony Express riders from delivering the news of the 1860 presidential election. (9-14)
Ready-to-Read issues See Pip Point ($14.95, 0-689-85116-2) by David Milgrim (3-5). Tales from the House of Bunnicula continues with Screaming Mummies of the Pharaoh's Tomb II (-83953-7) and Bud Barkin, Private Eye (-85632-6) by James Howe, illus. by Brett Helquist ($9.95 each, 7-9). Bernie Magruder returns in Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry ($16.95, -85066-2) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (8-12). Scribner Storybook Classics presents Robinson Crusoe ($18.95, -85104-9) by Daniel DeFoe, illus. by N.C. Wyeth (8-12). And Song of the Lioness adds The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (-85429-3) and Lioness Rampant (-85430-7) by Tamora Pierce ($10.95 each, 10-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/ SCHWARTZ
Scrubba Dub ($15.95, 0-689-84459-X) by Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Bernadette Pons, is a sequel to Tickle Tum! (3-6)
Mama Hen and Her Baby Chicks 1,2,3 ($14.95, 0-689-85660-1) by Beck Ward, concept by Alison Morris, illus. by Sami Sweeten. This board book, shaped like a hen, clucks and lays three board-book 'eggs.' (2-6)
Good Night, Sweet Butterflies ($10.95, 0-689-85684-9) by Dawn Bently, concept by Melanie Gerth, illus. by Heather Cahoon. This follow-up to Ten Little Ladybugs includes butterfly attachments and die-cut holes. (3-7)
Osh Kosh B'Gosh Cloth Books issues Shapes & Colors (0-689-85661-X) and Opposites (-85723-3) ($12.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). New Die-Cut Board Books are Baby Chick (-85247-9) and Bunny's Egg Hunt (-85246-0) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni ($4.99 each, 1-4). Rainbow Foils shines on with Princess Party (-85630-X) and Fairy Friends (-85629-6) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Bethann Thornburgh ($6.99 each, 1-4).
New Peanuts titles are Peanuts Board Books: Snoopy's Feelings (0-689-85662-8) and Woodstock in Action (-85663-6), based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, art adapted by Tom Brannon ($5.99 each, 1-4); Peanuts Activity Kit: Peanuts Valentine Craft Kit ($7.99, -85018-2), based on the television special by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Justine and Ron Fontes, art adapted by Vincent Martone (3-8); and Peanuts Ready-to-Read: Lose the Blanket, Linus! (-85472-2) and Lucy's Advice (-85473-0), based on the comic strip and characters created by Schulz, adapted by Darice Bailer, art adapted by Peter and Nick LoBianco ($3.99 each, 5-7). The Pixie Pops star in Valentines: A Book to Touch and Feel (-85406-4) and Fuzzy Bellies: A Book to Touch and Feel (-85407-2) by Sugar Pixie ($6.99 each, 1-5). Somebunny Loves Me ($4.99, -85157-X) by Joan Holub is a new Fuzzy Board Book (2-5). Joining Sparkle 'n' Shimmer Books is Happy Easter! ($5.99, -85311-4) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Salina Yoon (2-5). Sparkle 'n' Twinkle Books presents The Littlest Leprechaun (-85590-7) by Justine Fontes and Fourth of July, Sparkly Sky (-85718-7) by Joan Holub, both illus. by Amanda Haley ($4.99 each, 2-5). And Board Books Plus continues with Baby Bunny (-85644-X) and Little Lamb (-85645-8) by Poppy Wells, illus. by Summer Durantz ($4.99 each, 3-6).
Board Book Reprints
The Jelly Bean Fun Book ($5.99, 0-689-85599-0) by Karen Capucilli (1-4); Counting Kisses ($7.99, -85658-X) by Karen Katz (1-5); and What Mommies Do Best (-85659-8) and What Daddies Do Best (-85973-2) by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($6.99 each, 1-5).