| CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR FALL |
(Arranged alphabetically by publisher)
| AAA - Broadman & Holman |
|Candlewick - Crossway Books |
| Da Capo Press - Enchanted Lion Books |
| F&W Publications - Groundwood |
| Hachai - HarperEntertainment |
| HCI Books - Just Us Books |
| Kane/Miller - Loyola Press |
| Macmillan Caribbean - Overmountain |
| Parabola Books - Putnam |
| Ragged Bears - Running Press Kids |
| Sasquatch Books - Silver Dolphin |
| Simon & Schuster - Storey Kids |
| Tallfellow Press/ Smallfellow - Zonderkidz |
The Artful Alphabet ($16.99, 0-7636-2187-0) by Martina Jirankova-Limbrick displays a variety of objects beginning with each letter. (All ages)
Cinderlily: A Floral Fairy Tale ($16.99, 0-7636-2328-8) by Christine Tagg, illus. by David Ellwand, presents a variation on a familiar fairy tale. (All ages)
Big Little (0-7636-1951-5), Quiet Loud (-1952-3) and Yummy Yucky (-1950-7) by Leslie Patricelli are board books introducing opposites ($6.99 each, 1-3).
Hands Can ($14.99, 0-7636-1667-2) by Cheryl Willis Hudson, photos by John-Francis Bourke. Text and photos examine all that hands can do. (2-4)
The Black Cat (0-7636-2108-0) and Hoot! Hoot! (-2107-2) by Richard Powell, illus. by Ana Martín Larrañaga, are lift-the-flap tales starring a black cat in search of a home; and a hooting owl ($8.99 each, 2-5).
Black Dog Gets Dressed ($11.99, 0-7636-1980-9) by Lizi Boyd. A boy decides to trade places with his pet. (2-5)
Christmas Angel (0-7636-2142-0) and Santa Claus (-2144-7) by Laura Dollin, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, are holiday board books ($5.99 each, 2-5).
Friendly Snowman (0-7636-2142-0) and Santa's Reindeer (-2143-9) by Catherine Shoolbred, illus. by Liz Pichon. In these tales, three children build a snowman; and the reindeer prepare to embark with Santa ($5.99 each, 2-5)
Maisy's Snowy Christmas Eve ($12.99, 0-7636-2196-X) by Lucy Cousins. Eddie's friends come to his rescue when he has trouble navigating in the snow. (2-5)
Minnie and Her Baby Brother ($7.99, 0-7636-2060-2) by Melanie Walsh, is a lift-the-flap story starring siblings. (2-5)
What Are You Doing, Maisy? (0-7636-2171-4) and Where Are You Going, Maisy? (-2172-2) by Lucy Cousins are lift-the-flap adventures featuring this young mouse. (2-5)
Do You Still Love Me? ($15.99, 0-7636-2254-0) by Charlotte Middleton reveals an animal's reaction to the arrival of a new pet in the family. (2-6)
Little Owl and the Star: A Christmas Story ($12.99, 0-7636-2268-0) by Mary Murphy. This retelling of a holiday story features foil art. (2-6)
Catherine and Laurence Anholt's Big Book of Little Children ($15.99, 0-7636-2210-9) by Catherine and Laurence Anholt examines the everyday world of children. (2-up)
Felix and the Worrier ($12.99, 0-7636-1405-X) by Rosemary Wells brings back the character from Felix Feels Better. (2-up)
Four Friends Together ($12.99, 0-7636-2111-0) by Sue Heap offers a tribute to storytime and friendship. (2-up)
Hello, World ($16.99, 0-7636-2112-9) by Michael Foreman invites children to explore the world and its wonders. (2-up)
Maisy's Rainbow Dream ($16.99, 0-7636-2195-1) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy's dreams are filled with familiar friends and fantastical creatures. (2-up)
You Can Do It, Sam ($15.99, 0-7636-1934-5) by Amy Hest, illus. by Anita Jeram. Sam delivers treats to his friends. (2-up)
Super Sue ($7.99, 0-7636-2063-7) by Cressida Cowell, illus. by Russell Ayto, is an interactive book celebrating youngsters. (3-5)
Maisy Likes Dancing (0-7636-1916-7) and Maisy's Noisy Day (-1917-5) by Lucy Cousins are shaped board books that make sounds when readers shake them ($6.99 each, 3-5).
Full Moon Barnyard Dance ($15.99, 0-7636-1878-0) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Christine Davenier. This tale of dancing farm animals celebrates diversity. (3-6)
I Am Happy: A Touch-and-Feel Book of Feelings ($12.99, 0-7636-1753-9) by Steve Light encourages kids to "feel their feelings." (3-6)
I'll Never Share You, Blackboard Bear ($12.99, 0-7636-1590-0) by Martha Alexander is a tale about a boy and his beloved bear. (3-6)
Kitty Princess and the Newspaper Dress ($16.99, 0-7636-2077-7) by Emma Carlow and Trevor Dickinson is a fairy tale offering a lesson in manners. (3-6)
Princess, Princess ($14.99, 0-7636-2212-5) by Penny Dale. A princess stars in this tale revealing the resilience of friendship and the magic of play. (3-6)
The Ravenous Beast ($16.99, 0-7636-2182-X) by Niamh Sharkey. Who is the hungriest animal of all? (3-6)
What Do You Dream? ($14.99, 0-7636-1338-X) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Joung Un Kim, presents a bedtime tale about dreams. (3-6)
Giving Thanks ($16.99, 0-7636-1680-X) by Jonathan London, illus. by Gregory Manchess. A father passes on to his son the gift of seeing the beauty around him and of giving thanks. (3-7)
Señor Don Gato ($15.99, 0-7636-1724-5), illus. by John Manders, presents this song. (3-7)
Some Dogs Do ($15.99, 0-7636-2201-X) by Jez Alborough. A dog's friends don't believe him when he tells them that he can fly. (3-7)
Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller ($15.99, 0-7636-2173-0) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Carll Cneut. A homesick boy shrinks in size when visiting his grandmother. (4-8)
Loony Little ($15.99, 0-7636-1682-6) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Kelly Murphy, offers a twist on the Chicken Little fable. (4-8)
A Trip to Dinosaur Time ($16.99, 0-7636-2104-8) by Michael Foreman tells of a boy who is transported back to the epoch of dinosaurs. (4-8)
Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood: A Star Is Bathed ($13.99, 0-7636-1962-0). A sock toy is dismayed to learn that he must take a bath before attending an awards ceremony. (4-up)
Crazy Hair Day ($15.99, 0-7636-1954-X) by Barney Saltzberg. Stanley's worst day ever takes a surprising turn, thanks to the support of his classmates. (5-8)
Christmas Cookies! A Cookbook with Cookie Cutters ($12.99, 0-7636-1632-X) by Susan Devins, illus. by Barbara Lehman, provides recipes and tools to use. (5-12)
The Dot ($14, 0-7636-1961-2) by Peter H. Reynolds reveals how a girl tackles an art assignment when she's instructed to express herself. (5-up)
Grandma Elephant's in Charge ($15.99, 0-7636-2074-2) by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Ivan Bates. Members of an elephant family never forget who's in charge. (5-up)
Surprising Sharks ($15.99, 0-7636-2185-4) by Nicola Davies, illus. by James Croft, rounds up facts about sharks. (5-up)
The Nine Lives of Aristotle ($14.99, 0-7636-2260-5) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Bob Graham, chronicles the first eight lives of a kitten. (6-9)
The Animal Hedge ($16.99, 0-7636-1606-0) by Paul Fleischman, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. A man who must sell his farm during a drought discovers something remarkable about the hedge surrounding his new cottage. (6-10)
The Bee-man of Orn ($17.99, 0-7636-2239-7) by Frank R. Stockton, illus. by P.J. Lynch. A beekeeper leaves his beloved hives to search for his true identity. (6-10)
Judy Moody Predicts the Future ($15.99, 0-7636-1792-X) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. Judy is convinced she can foretell the future. (6-10)
Clever Lollipop ($15.99, 0-7636-2174-9) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Jill Barton, is a sequel to Lady Lollipop. (7-10)
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread ($17.99, -7636-1722-9) by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering. A mouse, a rat and a serving girl embark on a journey that leads to unexpected places. (7-12)
Pinocchio ($18.99, 0-7636-2261-3) by Carlo Collodi, trans. by Emma Rose, illus. by Sara Fanelli, is a slipcased version of this classic. (7-up)
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean ($15.99, 0-7636-2186-2) by Lauren Child. Clarice plays the role of sleuth. (8-11)
Canaries and Criminals ($15.99, 0-7636-1996-5) by Kelly Easton is a sequel to Trouble at Betts Pets. (8-12)
The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts ($17.99, 0-7636-1565-X) by Allan Wolf, illus. by Greg Clarke, collects poems about the body. (8-up)
Dragonology ($18.99, 0-7636-2329-6) by Ernest Drake, illlus. by Helen Ward, Wayne Anderson and Douglas Carrel, presents the long-lost research of 19th-century dragonologist Drake. (8-up)
Hoop Queens ($15, 0-7636-1422-X) by Charles R. Smith Jr. compiles poems about 12 female pro basketball players. (8-up)
Almost Forever ($14.99, 0-7636-1996-5) by Maria Testa is a novel about a family's experience during the Vietnam War. (9-13)
Grape Thief ($16.99, 0-7636-1325-8) by Kristine Franklin. In 1925, a boy in Washington State struggles to hold on to his dream of staying in school. (10-13)
Night Is Gone, Day Is Still Coming: Stories and Poems by American Indian Teens and Young Adults ($16.99, 0-7636-1518-8), ed. by Annette Piña Ochoa, Betsy Franco and Traci Gourdine, collects writings by 57 youngsters. (12-up)
September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City ($17.99, 0-7636-1949-3) by Wilborn Hampton views the events of this day through the eyes of several individuals who experienced it firsthand. (12-up)
Pagan's Crusade ($15.99, 0-7636-2019-X) by Catherine Jinks. A boy in medieval Jerusalem finds adventure when he becomes a squire for a lord. (13-up)
Amaryllis ($15.99, 0-7636-1863-2) by Craig Crist-Evans is a novel centering on two Florida brothers, one of whom goes off to fight in Vietnam. (14-up)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things ($15.99, 0-7636-1958-2) by Carolyn Mackler. A shocking phone call changes the life of an overweight teen with an inferiority complex. (14-up)
The Painters of Lexieville ($16.99, 0-7636-1437-8) by Sharon Darrow. Set in a small town, this coming-of-age tale is told from the perspectives of a mother, son and daughter. (14-up)
Board Book Reprints
Cows in the Kitchen ($6.99, 0-7636-2129-3) by June Crebbin, illus. by Katharine McEwen (2-5); The Story of Christmas ($5.99, -2202-8) by Vivian French, illus. by Jane Chapman (2-5); and Farmer Duck ($6.99, -2167-6) by Martin Waddell, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (3-up).
ReissuesFigures of Speech ($14, 0-7636-2176-5) by Mervyn Peake (all ages); Some Things Are Scary (No Matter How Old You Are) ($12, -2147-1) by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Jules Feiffer (all ages); The Wind in the Willows ($19.99, -2242-7) by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Inga Moore (all ages); Merry Christmas, Maisy ($4.99, -2241-9) by Lucy Cousins (3-up); and Where's Waldo? Big Book (-2237-0) and Where's Waldo? In Hollywood Big Book (-2238-9) by Martin Handford ($19.99 each, 6-up).
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah! A Holiday Fun Sticker Book (0-7636-2068-8), illus. by Tor Freeman; and Deck the Halls: A Holiday Fun Sticker Book (-1856-X), illus. by Claudine Gévry, are sticker books with holiday themes ($4.99 each, 3-7).
Read and Share adds This Is the Bear (0-7636-0867-X) by Sarah Hayes, illus. by Helen Craig; Many Hands Counting Book (-0853-X) by Brita Granström; Walking Through the Jungle (-0876-9) by Julie Lacome; and The Wheels on the Bus (-0877-7) by Andy Cooke ($3.99 each, 2-up); Give Me My Yam! (-0873-4 by Jan Blake, illus. by Peter Melnyczuk; I Spy ABC (-0865-3) by Vivian French, illus. by Sally Holmes; Old MacDonald Had a Farm (-0854-8) by Jane Chapman; and The Train Ride (-0866-1) by June Crebbin, illus. by Stephen Lambert ($3.99 each, 3-up); Over in the Meadow: A Counting Rhyme (-0852-1) by Louise Voce; The Hairy Toe (-0860-2) by Daniel Postgate; Once Upon a Time (-0858-0) by John Prater; and The True Story of Humpty Dumpty (-0864-5) by Sarah Hayes, illus. by Charlotte Voake ($3.99 each, 4-up); and Dinosaurs' Day Out (-0874-2) by Nick Sharratt; Handa's Surprise (-0863-7) by Eileen Browne; "Have You Seen the Crocodile?" (-0862-9) by Colin West; and One, Two, Flea! (-0859-9) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Colin McNaughton ($3.99 each, 5-up). And Brand New Readers gains Brand New Readers Red Set (-2062-9) and Brand New Readers Blue Set (-2061-0) ($12.99 each, 4-up).
Does a Cow Say Boo? ($6.99, 0-7636-2156-0) by Judy Hindley, illus. by Brita Granström (2-5); The Very Kind Rich Lady and Her One Hundred Dogs ($6.99, -2125-0) by Chinlun Lee (2-6); "Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate (-2193-5) by Bob Graham; and Two Homes (-1984-1) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton ($6.99 each, 3-up); I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato ($6.99, -2180-3) by Lauren Child (4-8); Ignis ($6.99, -2192-7) by Gina Wilson, illus. by P.J. Lynch (4-up); When Jessie Came Across the Sea ($6.99, -1274-X) by Amy Hest, illus. by P.J. Lynch (6-12); Lady Lollipop ($5.99, -2181-1) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Jill Barton (7-10); Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess (-2164-1) and Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter (-2169-2) by Richard Platt, illus. by Chris Riddell ($6.99 each, 9-up); Sorceress ($8.99, -2183-8) by Celia Rees (14-up); and Thursday's Child ($7.99, -2203-6) by Sonya Hartnett (14-up).
Dancing Granny ($16.95, 0-7614-5141-2) by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Salvatore Murdocca. At a party at the zoo, Granny dances with the animals. (3-6)
Don't Wake Up the Bear! ($14.95, 0-7614-5107-2) by Marjorie Dennis Murray, illus. by Patricia Wittmann, reveals what happens when a quartet of smaller animals snuggles up with a hibernating bear. (3-6)
Little Tumbo ($14.95, 0-7614-5136-6) by Steven Salerno. Captured by hunters, a small elephant learns to sound his powerful voice. (3-6)
Little Old Big Beard and Big Young Little Beard: A Short and Tall Tale ($16.95, 0-7614-5142-0) by Remy Charlip, illus. by Charlip and Tamara Rettenmund. Two cowboys search for their lost cow, until she finds them. (3-8)
Horace the Horrible: A Knight Meets His Match ($16.95, 0-7614-5150-1) by Jackie French Koller, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic. A fierce knight meets his match when he babysits for a princess. (4-7)
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! ($16.95, 0-7614-5140-4) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. A young bear and his mother observe how leaves grow and change. (4-8)
A Fairy in a Dairy ($16.95, 0-7614-5130-7) by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Laura Bryant, describes a visit from a bovine fairy. (5-8)
Pupniks: The Story of Two Space Dogs ($16.95, 0-7614-5137-4) by S. Ruth Lubka chronicles the journey of two Soviet dogs that orbited the earth aboard Sputnik 5. (5-8)
The Blind Hunter ($16.95, 0-7614-5132-3) by Kristina Rodanas retells an African folktale about a blind man who teaches a young hunter how to "see" with his ears, nose, hands and heart. (6-9)
Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds: The Story of a Food Web ($16.95, 0-7614-5115-3) by Victoria Crenson, illus. by Annie Cannon, focuses on horseshoe crabs and the birds that rely on their eggs for food. (8-10)
Interference Powder ($15.95, 0-7614-5139-0) by Jean Hanff Korelitz. A girl finds magic powder that makes anything she draws come to life. (8-12)
Waiting for June ($15.95, 0-7614-5138-2) by Joyce Sweeney. A teen anticipating the birth of her baby unravels the mysteries surrounding her own birth. (12-up)
Jack Quack (0-7614-5153-6) by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Andrea Wesson; and The Secret Stars (-5152-8) by Joseph Slate, illus. by Felipe Dávalos ($5.95 each, 5-8); Boo! Halloween Limericks and Poems ($5.95,
-5151-X) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Jeff Spackman (5-9); and Ghost of a Hanged Man ($5.95, -5154-4) by Vivian Vande Velde (10-up).
MARSHALL CAVENDISH/BENCHMARK BOOKS
Bookworms launches with six Just the Opposite titles, including Big Small (0-7614-1568-8) and Up Down (-1573-4); six Guess Who books, among them Guess Who Dives (-1554-8) and Guess Who Swoops (-1553-X); and six What's Inside? titles, including What's Inside an Ambulance? (-1561-0) and What's Inside a Police Station? (-1566-1) ($14.95 each, 5-7). Benchmark All-stars welcomes Kobe Bryant (-1629-3), Jeff Gordon (-1627-7), Derek Jeter (-1626-9), Peyton Manning (-1628-5), Venus Williams (-1630-7) and Tiger Woods (-1631-5) ($16.95 each, 8-up). Hands-On History issues Colonial Life (-1603-X), Indians of the Southwest (-1602-1), Plantation Life (-1605-6), The Plains Indians (-1601-3) and Westward Expansion (-1604-8) ($16.95 each, 8-up). Cultures of the World travels to Egypt (-1670-6), Germany (-1667-6), Iran (-1665-X), Iraq (-1668-4), Israel (-1669-2) and Saudi Arabia (-1666-8) ($24.95 each, 9-up). Joining Letters from the Battlefront are The Revolutionary War (-1659-5), The Civil War (-1660-9), World War I (-1661-7), World War II (-1662-5) and The Vietnam War (-1663-3) ($19.95 each, 10-up). Great Inventions adds Clocks (-1538-6), Gunpowder and Weaponry (1540-8), The Cotton Gin (-1537-8), The Printing Press (-1635-X) and Vaccines (-1539-4) ($24.95 each, 11-up).
Busy Fingers ($16.95, 1-58089-036-9; paper $6.95, -097-7) by C.W. Bowie, illus. by Fred Willingham, reveals the many ways toddlers use their fingers. (up to 5)
Mimi's Book of Counting (1-57091-573-3) and Mimi's Book of Opposites (-574-1) by Emma Chichester Clark. In these tales, Mimi learns to count; and learns opposites ($9.95 each, 2-7).
Soccer Counts! ($16.95, 1-57091-553-9; paper $6.95, -554-7) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath and Peter Alderman, illus. by Pau Estrada, presents rhymes that teach counting as well as soccer history and rules. (3-8)
The Wedding ($15.95, 1-58089-040-7) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Iza Trapani. Late for a wedding, animals hitch a ride on the back of a cow. (3-8)
I Love Words ($16.95, 1-57091-567-9; paper $6.95, -568-7) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath uses Necco candies to deliver a lesson in language arts. (4-8)
Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? ($15.95, 1-58089-093-8) by Emily Horn, illus. by Pawel Pawlak. After learning that witches love black cats, a feline sets off to find a witch. (4-9)
The M&M's Brand Count to One Hundred Book ($16.95, 1-57091-570-9; paper $6.95, -571-7) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath. Candy characters offer a counting lesson. (4-9)
Pilot Mom ($15.95, 1-57091-555-5) by Kathleen Benner Duble, illus. by Alan Marks. Jenny's mother is a military pilot who will soon leave on a training mission. (4-9)
Whale Snow ($15.95, 1-57091-393-5) by Debby Dahl Edwardson, illus. by Annie Patterson, centers on a boy awaiting the return of his father's whaling crew. (4-9)
Big Blue ($15.95, 1-57091-352-8) by Shelley Gill, illus. by Ann Barrow. Will Kyle's dream of swimming with a blue whale come true? (4-9)
How Do You Raise a Raisin? ($16.95, 1-57091-397-8; paper $6.95, -398-6) by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Craig Brown, explains how grapes become raisins. (4-9)
Pizza Counting ($16.95, 0-88106-338-X; paper $6.95, -339-8) by Christina Dobson, illus. by Matthew Holmes, uses pizza toppings to teach fractions. (5-10)
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone ($16.95, 1-57091-600-4; paper $6.95, -601-2) by Cindy Neuschwander, illus. by Wayne Geehan. King Arthur's knights try to find a sword using geometry principles. (5-10)
Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines ($16.95, 1-57091-516-4; paper $6.95, -572-5) by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Patricia Wynne, describes the mechanics of bird flight. (6-11)
A Place for Zero ($16.95, 1-57091-602-0; paper $6.95, -196-7) by Angeline Sparagna LoPresti, illus. by Phyllis Hornung, follows Zero's journey to discover his value. (6-11)
Safely to Shore: America's Lighthouses ($16.95, 1-57091-434-6; paper $6.95, -435-4) by Iris Van Rynbach presents a history of lighthouses. (6-11)
Because I Could Not Stop My Bike... and Other Poems ($15.95, 1-58089-035-0) by Karen Jo Shapiro, illus. by Matt Faulkner, offers takeoffs on familiar poems. (6-11)
Face-to-Face continues with Face-to-Face with the Chicken ($9.95, 1-57091-455-9) by Christian Havard (2-7).
Board Book Reprint
Baa Baa Black Sheep ($6.95, 1-58089-089-X) by Iza Trapani (2-7).
Hello Ocean/Hola Mar ($7.95, 1-57091-372-2) by Pam Muñoz Ryan, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Mark Astrella, is a bilingual book that encourages readers to experience the ocean with their five senses. (3-8)
Billy's Big-Boy Bed ($6.95, 1-57091-606-3) by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes (2-4); Humpty Dumpty ($6.95, 1-58089-091-1) by Kin Eagle, illus. by Rob Gilbert (2-7); Looking Out for Sarah ($6.95, 1-57091-607-1) by Glenna Lang (3-8); and Turn of the Century ($7.95, 0-88106-370-3) by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Jan Davey Ellis (4-up).
Facts on File Children's Atlas ($18.95, 0-8160-5581-5) by David and Jill Wright examines more than 30 nations and regions. (9-15)
Winning Sports for Girls gains Winning Track and Field for Girls (0-8160-5232-8) by Ed Housewright and Winning Weight Training for Girls: Fitness and Conditioning for Sports by Porter and Gerry Green (-5186-0) ($16.95 each, 11-18).
Great American Presidents launches with 12 titles, including John Adams (0-7910-7603-2) by Heather Lehr Wagner, John F. Kennedy (-7600-8) by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Theodore Roosevelt (-7606-7) by Alison Turnbull Kelley and Woodrow Wilson (-7597-4) by Ann Graham Gaines ($21.85 each, 8-up). Action Sports debuts with six volumes, among them Equestrian Sports (-7533-8) and Skiing by Joe Herran and Ron Thomas (-7537-0) ($17.95 each, 8-up). African American Leaders offers six books, including Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (-7687-3) by Marylou Moran Kjelle, Eleanor Holmes Norton (-7682-2) by Hal Marcovitz and Condoleezza Rice (-7683-0) by Gloria Blakely ($22.95 each, 10-up). Great Battles Through the Ages presents six titles, including Battle of the Bulge (-7435-8) by Tim McNeese and Sinking of the Bismarck (-7438-2) by Samuel Willard Crompton ($22.95 each, 10-up). Among the five new Great Military Leaders of the 20th Century titles are Douglas MacArthur (-7402-1) by Earle Rice Jr. and Mao Zedong (-7407-2) by Louise Chipley Slavicek ($22.95 each, 10-up). And Securing the Nation: Issues in American National Security Since 9/11 issues Intelligence: The Human Factor (-7616-4) by Colonel Patrick Lang, Maritime and Port Security (-7614-8) by Captain Fred Evans and Narcotics and Terrorism (-7701-2) by Robert Charles ($22.95 each, 10-up).
Transforming Power of Technology offers six titles, including Internet (0-7910-7448-X) by Sandra Weber and Steam Engine (-7453-6) by Sara Louise Kras ($22.95 each, 10-up). There are six new Women in the Arts books, among them Dorothea Lange (-7460-9) by Kerry Acker and Virginia Woolf (-7459-5) by Cliff Mills ($22.95 each, 10-up). World of Dance gains six titles, including African Dance (-7641-5) by Kiriamu Asante and Modern Dance (-7644-X) by Janet Anderson ($22.95 each, 10-up). Among the six additions to Major World Leaders are Fidel Castro (-7651-2) by Vicki Cox and Ariel Sharon (-7653-9) by Richard Worth ($22.95 each, 10-up). Modern World Nations gains 10 books, including Australia (-7609-1) by Terry Jordan-Bychkov, Italy (-7608-3) by Zoran Pavlovic and Nigeria (-7475-7) by Douglas Phillips ($24.95 each, 10-up). Who Wrote That? offers six titles, among them C.S. Lewis (-7620-2) by John Davenport and Shel Silverstein (-7624-5) by Elisa Ludwig ($22.95 each, 10-up). Your Body: How It Works presents six volumes, including The Immune System (-7630-X) by Gregory Stewart and The Respiratory System (-7627-X) by Susan Whittemore ($25.95 each, 12-up). Deadly Diseases and Epidemics has six additions, among them Lyme Disease (-7463-3) by Len Yannielli and Typhoid Fever (-7464-1) by Donald Emmeluth ($25.95 each, 12-up). And new to Drugs : The Straight Facts are Antidepressants (0-7910-7635-0) by E. Siobhan Mitchell, Designer Drugs (-7638-5) by M. Foster Olive and Ecstasy (-7633-4) by Brock Schroeder ($22.95 each, 12-up).
CHELSEA HOUSE/CHELSEA CLUBHOUSE
Let's Meet Biographies starts up with six titles, including Let's Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (0-7910-7322-X) by Colleen Sexton and Let's Meet Sojourner Truth (-7323-8) by Lisa Trumbauer (-7323-8) ($13.95 each, 5-up). Animal Families debuts with six books by Bev Harvey, among them The Cat Family (-7541-9) and The Horse Family (-7545-1) ($13.95 each, 5-up). Pets issues six guides, including Dogs (-7549-4) and Guinea Pigs and Rabbits (-7552-4) by June Loves ($13.95 each, 5-up). The Senses offers six titles by Kimberley Jane Pryor, among them Seeing (-7555-9) and Your Senses (-7559-1) ($13.95 each, 5-up). America in Words and Song presents six volumes, including America the Beautiful: The Story Behind Our National Hymn (-7332-7) and the Star Spangled Banner: The Story Behind Our National Anthem (-7337-8) by Liz Sonneborn ($13.95 each, 7-up). And among the six new Breakthrough Biographies by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack are The Story of Anne Frank (-7311-4) and The Story of Harriet Tubman (-7314-9) ($13.95 each, 7-up).
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities ($16.95, 1-55652-502-8) by Kristan Lawson discusses Darwin's life and theories. (9-up)
More Math Games & Activities from Around the World ($14.95, 1-55652-501-X) by Claudia Zaslavsky rounds up games, puzzles and projects. (9-up)
Polar Explorers for Kids: Historical Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic with 21 Activities ($16.95, 1-55652-500-1) by Jeanne Hanson compiles stories of explorers and activities. (9-up)
Salvador Dali and the Surrealists: Their Lives and Ideas with 21 Activities ($17.95, 1-55652-479-X) by Michael Elsohn Ross introduces Surrealist artists and their work. (10-up)
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
Going Home, Coming Home/Vê Nhà Tham Quê Hu'o'ng ($16.95, 0-89239-179-0) by Truong Tran, illus. by Ann Phong. Presented in English and Vietnamese, this tale centers on an American-born girl whose parents fled Vietnam during the war. (6-up)
Super Cilantro Girl/La Superniña del Cilantro ($16.95, 0-89239-187-1) by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Honorio Robledo. In this bilingual English/Spanish story, a girl comes to the rescue of her brother when he is detained at the U.S.—Mexico border. (6-up)
Drum, Chavi, Drum!/¡Toca, Chavi, Toca! ($16.95, 0-89239-186-3) by Mayra Dole, illus. by Tonel. This English/Spanish tale features a girl who was born to play the congas. (6-up)
Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la Niña de las Flores ($16.95, 0-89239-181-2) by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Carl Angel. In this English/Spanish bilingual story, a girl misses her friends, family and garden after she moves from El Salvador to San Francisco. (6-up)
Baby Rattlesnake/Viborita de Cascabel ($16.95, 0-89239-188-X) by Te Ata, adapted by Lynn Moroney, illus. by Mira Reisberg, offers a bilingual English/Spanish Chickasaw tale about a willful young rattlesnake. (4-up)
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists welcomes Eugène Delacroix (0-516-26976-3) and Titian (-26975-5) by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). Danger Is My Business issues Bodyguard (-24341-1) by Heidi Zeigler, Bomb Squad Specialist (-24340-3) by Jil Fine, Bounty Hunter (-24342-X) by Holly Cefrey, Firefighter (-27866-5) by Philip Abraham and Stunt Double (-27867-3) by Aileen Weintraub ($6.95 each, 9-12). New Celebrity Bios are Elijah Wood (-24336-5) and Liv Tyler (-27859-2) by Danny Fingeroth, Reese Witherspoon (-24337-3) and Shakira (-24333-0) by Ursula Rivera and Tobey Maguire (-27862-2) by Philip Abraham ($6.95 each, 9-12). And among those joining Survivor are Alive! Airplane Crash in the Andes Mountains (-24329-2) by Scott Werther, Scott O'Grady: Behind Enemy Lines (-24332-2) by Barbara Somervill and The Whaleship Essex: The True Story of Moby Dick (-24328-4) by Jil Fine ($6.95 each, 9-12).
New Board Books for Babies are Ten Little Fingers (0-85953-610-6), I'm a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (-626-2), Ring Around a Rosie (-628-9) and Row, Row, Row Your Boat (-658-0), illus. by Annie Kubler ($4.99 each, 6-24 mos.). And Activity Board Books adds Ten Little Speckled Frogs (-959-8), illus. by Jess Stockham; and The Gingerbread Man (-464-2), illus. by Linda Jeffrey ($9.99 each, 4-7).
Tooth Fairy ($7.99, 0-85953-293-3) by Audrey Wood (3-5); and Our Cat Cuddles (-864-8) by Gervase Phinn and Monkey's Clever Tale (-051-5) by Andrew Fusek-Peters, both illus. by Amanda Montgomery-Higham ($7.99 each, 4-7).
Backpack Books carries on with Caillou ($6.95, 2-89450-461-6, all ages). New Carousel titles are Caillou, Time for Bath (-413-6) and Caillou, Time for Bed (-412-8) by Carole Lambert ($5.95 each, 9 mos.-up). And North Star Treasury Collection adds Caillou ($9.95, -435-7) by Claude Lapierre (3-up).
Caillou: Merry Christmas! ($5.95, 2-89450-429-2) by Tipéo joins Confetti (2-up). Butterfly gains Caillou: Who Lives in the Forest? (-406-3) and Caillou: What Do You Like to Eat? (-407-1) by Tipéo ($5.95 each, 2-up). Joining Clubhouse are Caillou Learns to Skate (-420-9), Caillou: The School Bus (421-7), Caillou:The Missing Sock (-445-4) and Caillou: The Phone Call (-446-2), adapted by Éric Sévigny ($2.50 each, 3-up). And new North Star titles are Caillou: The Broken Castle (-424-1) and Caillou: The Prince and the Dragon (-425-X) by Claude Lapierre ($3.95 each, 3-up).
'Tis the Season: A Classic Illustrated Christmas Treasury ($19.95, 0-8118-3768-8), compiled by Cooper Edens, pairs poems, carols and stories with art by children's book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (All ages)
When Mommy Was Little ($9.95, 2-02-059693-8) by Valerie Larrondo, illus. by Claudine Desmarteau, offers a riff on the saying, "Do as I say and not as I do." (All ages)
Big Yellow Trucks and Diggers (0-8118-4030-1) and Trucks and Diggers One to Ten (-4029-8). These board books about construction machines teach colors and counting. ($9.95 each, up to 3)
Magic Picture Books: At the Park (0-8118-4174-X) and On the Farm (-4173-1) by Sue King are board books featuring lenticular screens that make the pictures move. ($5.95 each, up to 4)
Sam's Opposites ($9.95, 0-8118-4077-8) by Yves Got. Sam the bunny introduces the concept of opposites. (up to 4)
Sam's Busy Day ($12.95, 0-8118-4074-3) by Yves Got compiles four board books displaying various objects. (up to 4)
Dancing with Degas (0-8118-4047-6) and A Picnic with Monet (-4046-8) by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober are board books presenting paintings by these artists. ($6.95 each, up to 4)
Nick Jr. ABC Block Books ($24.95, 0-8118-4012-3) collects 26 books shaped like building blocks. (up to 5)
The Very Special Valentine ($15.95, 0-8118-4073-5) by Maggie Kneen is a lift-the-flap Valentine's Day tale. (2-6)
At School ($12.95, 2-02-059953-8) by Pittau & Gervais offers a lift-the-flap story revealing goings-on at school. (2-6)
Ten Mice for Tet ($15.95, 0-8118-3496-4) by Pegi Dietz Shea and Cynthia Weill, illus. by To Ngoc Trang, embroidery by Pham Viet Dinh. This counting book introduces Vietnamese New Year traditions. (2-8)
Bruno Munari's ABC ($15.95, 2-02-061075-2) by Bruno Munari is an alphabet book by this graphic designer. (3-6)
Jeepers Creepers ($15.95, 0-8118-3509-X) by Laura Leuck, illus. by David Parkins, presents an alphabet book centering on 26 young monsters. (3-7)
I Made It Myself! ($12.95, 0-8118-4013-1). This craft book from Nick Jr. includes recipes, stencils and stickers. (3-7)
Bad Dog Max! ($15.95, 0-8118-3700-9) by Marina Windsor, illus. by Steve Haskamp, tells of a dog that's always in trouble—but is still loved. (3-7)
C Is for Construction: Big Trucks and Diggers from A to Z ($12.95, 0-8118-4028-X) features photos of various machines. (3-7)
Use Your Noodle! A Nick Jr. Booktivity Pack ($12.95, 0-8118-4014-X) includes a book of rhymes and mazes, plus stamps and stickers. (4-7)
The Elves and the Shoemaker ($16.95, 0-8118-3477-8) by Jim LaMarche presents this classic tale. (4-8)
Just a Minute! ($15.95, 0-8118-3758-0) by Yuyi Morales. This bilingual English/Spanish counting book reveals Mexican traditions. (4-8)
Homemade Halloween (0-8118-4016-6) and Homemade Christmas (-4015-8) collect holiday recipes and crafts, plus stickers and a stencil ($9.95 each, 5-up).
Art Up Close ($19.95, 2-02-059694-6) by Claire d'Harcourt challenges readers to find details in works of art. (5-up)
Flip Out & Learn Books: The Blue Whale (0-8118-3489-1) and The Solar System (-3488-3) by Christine Corning Malloy. Published in association with the American Museum of History, these books reveal panoramas of a whale; and of the solar system. (5-up)
Get a Clue! A Nickelodeon Booktivity Pack ($12.95, 0-8118-4011-5) contains an activity book, markers, stamps and stickers. (7-up)
Charlotte in Paris ($16.95, 0-8118-3766-1) by Joan McPhail Knight, illus. by Melissa Sweet, is a sequel to Charlotte in Giverny. (8-up)
The Truth About Dangerous Sea Creatures ($15.95, 0-8118-4050-6) by Mary Cerullo, photos by Jeffrey Rotman, examines underwater creatures. (8-up)
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon ($14.95, 0-8118-4007-7) by Bea Uusma Schyffert focuses on Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. (10-up)
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
The Day It Snowed Tortillas/El día que nevó tortillas: A Classic from the American Southwest ($19.95, 0-938-317-77-6; paper $11.95, -76-8) by Joe Hayes, illus. by Antonio Castro L., collects 10 bilingual stories from New Mexico folklore. (All ages)
The Treasure on Gold Street/El tesoro en la calle oro: A Neighborhood Story in English and Spanish ($16.95, 0-938317-75-X) by Lee Merrill Byrd, illus. by Antonio Castro L., reveals the special friendship between two girls. (5-8)
My Big Boy Bed ($15, 0-618-17742-6) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Maggie Smith. The three-year-old narrator loves his new bed. (2-4)
Good Night Engines ($15, 0-618-13537-5) by Denise Dowling Mortensen, illus. by Melissa Iwai. A boy plays with his toys as vehicles in the outside world wind down for the night. (2-6)
Zee by Michel Gay ($15, 0-618-38148-1). How will a young zebra wake his parents up in the morning? (3-6)
Thank You, Thanksgiving ($9.95, 0-618-27466-9) by David Milgrim. On a Thanksgiving errand for her mother, a girl says "thank you" to the things around her. (3-6)
Seven Scary Monsters ($15, 0-395-88913-8) by Mary Beth Lundgren, illus. by Howard Fine. A boy uses his imagination to vanquish the monsters in his room. (4-7)
Diary of a Wombat ($14, 0-618-38136-8) by Jackie French, illus. by Bruce Whatley, records a wombat's activities. (4-7)
Hello, Harvest Moon ($16, 0-618-16451-0) by Ralph Fletcher, illus. by Kate Kiesler. A girl and her cat view the autumn moon. (4-8)
Ice Palace ($16, 0-618-15960-6) by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Ted Rand. A girl's uncle is one of the prison inmates who help build an ice palace for a winter carnival. (5-8)
Orville: A Dog Story ($15, 0-618-15955-X) by Haven Kimmel, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. A new neighbor rescues a stray dog chained up in a barn. (5-8)
Vote! ($16, 0-618-24754-8) by Eileen Christelow examines the process of campaigning, debating, registering and voting. (6-10)
The Library of Alexandria ($17, 0-395-75832-7) by Kelly Trumble, illus. by Robina MacIntyre Marshall, focuses on this library, the largest one of its time. (8-11)
Uluru, Australia's Aboriginal Heart ($16, 0-618-18181-4) by Caroline Arnold, photos by Arthur Arnold, focuses on this huge sandstone rock that rises more than 1,000 feet from the desert floor. (8-11)
Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales ($19, 0-618-19463-0) by Neil Philip, illus. by Jacqueline Mair, compiles 15 stories. (9-up)
Sea Gift ($15, 0-395-77603-1) by John Ashby. A girl finds an old crock containing a letter in a lobster trap. (10-14)
Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story ($15, 0-618-24748-3) by Pegi Deitz Shea. A girl struggles to balance her traditional Hmong culture and American teen life. (10-14)
Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story ($15, 0-618-33377-0) by Delia Ray centers on an 11-year-old girl who attends a one-room school during the Depression. (10-14)
Words West: The Voices of Young Pioneers ($18, 0-618-23475-6) by Ginger Wadsworth draws from letters, diaries and memoirs of youngsters whose families headed west in the 1800s. (10-14)
The Presence: A Ghost Story ($15, 0-618-26919-3) by Eve Bunting. Still mourning the death of her best friend, a girl encounters a ghost in a California church. (11-up)
Bittersweet ($15, 0-618-16443-X) by Drew Lamm. A girl comes to terms with the death of her beloved grandmother and rediscovers her artistic creativity. (12-up)
I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950—53 ($16, 0-618-17740-X) by Linda Granfield collects personal accounts by 32 male and female veterans. (12-up)
Board Book Reprint
Feast for 10 ($4.95, 0-618-38226-7) by Cathryn Falwell (up to 2).
Christmas for 10 ($6.95, 0-618-37836-7) by Cathryn Falwell (3-6); Owen Foote, Money Man ($4.95, -37837-5) by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Martha Weston (6-8); The Angel and the Donkey (-37840-5) by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Alexander Koshkin; and Sacred River: The Ganges of India (-37839-1) by Ted Lewin ($5.95 each, 6-10); Platero y yo/Platero and I ($5.95,
-37838-3) by Juan Ramøn Jiménez, illus. by Antonio Frasconi ($5.95, 8-12); and Menorahs, Mezuzas, and Other Jewish Symbols ($5.95, -37835-9) by Miriam Chaikin, illus. by Erika Weihs (10-up).
Journey Around A to Z offers Journey Around Washington D.C. from A to Z ($17.95, 1-889833-62-2) by Martha Day Zschock (all ages).
Jesus Knows Me (0-7586-0507-2) and Tell Me the Christmas Story (-0508-0) by Joni Walker are board books focusing on Jesus' presence in children's lives; and on the biblical story of Christmas. (2-up)
Bethlehem Town: Where Jesus Was Born ($8.99, 0-7586-0412-2) by Patricia Hoffman, illus. by Nancy Munger, describes Mary and Joseph's quest to find a place to spend the night in Bethlehem. (4-up)
Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration ($12.99, 0-7586-0530-7) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Renné Benoit, explains the Thanksgiving story. (4-up)
Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend ($12.99, 0-7586-0376-2) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Chris Ellison, tells of the bishop who inspired the legend of Santa Claus. (5-up)
Peek and Find Bible Stories ($6.99, 0-7586-0413-0) by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Steve Cox (2-up); and The Kids Bible ($9.99, -0561-7) by Leena Lane, illus. by Gillian Chapman (4-up).
Arch Books gains Born on Christmas Morn (0-570-07584-X), Tiny Baby Moses (-07581-5), A Meal for Many (0-7586-0377-0), God, My Creator (-0501-3) and God Calls Abraham... God Calls You! (0-7586-0502-1) ($1.99 each, 5-9). And Novel Devotions adds Lies and Deceptions (-0229-4) and Temptations (-0230-8) by Christina Hergenrader ($6.99 each, 13-up).
The Very First Christmas ($6.99, 0-7586-0616-8) by Paul Maier, illus. by Francisco Ordaz (6-up); and Martin Luther: Hero of Faith ($9.99, -0592-7) by Frederick Nohl, illus. by Richard Hook (12-up).
Sleepyhead Christmas ($12.99, 0-78143-9108) by Alan and Linda Parry. The Sleepytime Bears discover the real meaning of Christmas. (4-7)
God Allows U Turns welcomes Jingles and Joy (0-78143-9701), Laughter and Love (-9698) and Picnics and Peace (-9701) by Allison Gappa Bottke and Heather Gemmen, illus. by Matt Whitlock ($4.99 each, 4-7). And Strive to Survive presents Attack (-8942), Escape (-8950), Trapped (-8985) and Deadly Expedition (-8977) by Jeanne Gowen Dennis and Sheila Seifert, illus. by Ron Adair ($4.99 each, 8-12).
The Story of Flight takes off with Air Combat (0-7787-1206-0, paper -1222-2), Space Flight (-2107-9, paper -1223-0), Helicopters (-1208-7, paper -1224-9), Seaplanes and Naval Aviation (-1209-5, paper -1225-7), Weird and WonderfulAircraft (-1210-9, paper -1226-5) and Flying for Fun (-1211-7, paper -1227-3) by Olé Steen Hansen ($23.93 each, paper $8.95 each, 8-9). Kay Eastwood's Medieval World issues six books, among them The Life of a Knight (-1342-3, paper -1374-1) and Women and Girls in the Middle Ages (-1346-6, paper -1378-4) ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-9). Extreme Sports—No Limits releases Surfing (-1669-4, paper -1715-1), Extreme Skateboarding (-1668-6, paper -714-3) and Extreme In-line Skating (-1667-8, paper -1713-5) by John Crossingham and BMX and Freestyle (-1666-X, paper -1712-7) by Bobbie Kalman ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 8-9). New Kid Power titles are Delicious Desserts (-1254-0, paper -1276-1) and Multicultural Meals (-1255-9, paper -1277-X) by Kalman ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-9). Lands,Peoples and Cultures adds six titles, including Sweden—The Land (-9327-3, paper -9695-7) by Keltie Thomas and Jamaica—The People (-9331-1, paper -9699-X) by Amber Wilson ($22.60 each, paper $7.95, 9-10). And Native Nations of North America continues with Life of the Navajo (-0376-2, paper -0468-8) and Nations of the Northwest Coast (-0378-9, paper -0470-X) by Amanda Bishop and Bobbie Kalman; Life in the Far North (-0377-0, paper -0469-6) by Kalman and Rebecca Sjonger; and Famous Native Americans (-0379-7, paper -0471-8) by Kalman and Molly Aloian ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 9-10).
THE CREATIVE COMPANY
A Number of Animals ($19.95, 1-56846-083-X) by Kate Green, illus. by Christopher Wormell, is a counting tale. (6-up)
Erika's Story ($15.95, 1-56846-176-3) by Ruth Vander Zee, illus. by Roberto Innocenti, offers a woman's recollection of the Holocaust's effects on her life. (8-up)
The Velveteen Rabbit ($16.95, 1-56846-093-7) by Margery William Bianco, illus. by Monique Felix, presents this classic story. (8-up)
T Is for Toscana ($17.95, 1-56846-177-1) by Gary Kelley examines the culture of Tuscany. (9-up)
Swan Song ($16.95, 1-56846-175-5) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Christopher Wormell, compiles poems about extinct animals. (9-up)
Freedom Like Sunlight ($17.95, 1-56846-138-0) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by John Thompson, is a poetry collection celebrating 13 black Americans. (9-up)
The Wolf Who Loved Music ($17.95, 1-56846-178-X) by Christophe Gallaz, illus. by Marshall Arisman. This story of a girl's relationship with a wolf reveals the perils of prejudice. (9-up)
The Illustrated Treasury of Fairy Tales ($29.95, 1-56846-144-5) collects 10 familiar stories. (11-up)
One Pizza, One Penny ($15.95, 0-8126-2702-4) by K.T. Hao, trans. by Roxanne Hsu Feldman, illus. by Giuliano Ferri, is the tale of two animal friends who set up competing roadside stands. (4-7)
Snowboarding on Monster Mountain ($15.95, 0-8126-2704-0) by Eve Bunting. Despite her fear of heights, Callie agrees to go on a snowboarding trip with her best friend. (8-11)
Celebrate Cricket: Thirty Years of Stories and Art ($29.95, 0-8126-2695-8), ed. by Marianne Carus, collects stories, poems and art from Cricket magazine. (8-up)
You Must Be Joking: Lots of Cool Jokes, Plus 17½ Tips for Remembering, Telling, and Making Up Your Own Jokes ($15.95, 0-8126-2661-3) by Paul Brewer is a guide for aspiring comedians. (8-up)
Don't Hold Me Back: My Life and Art ($19.95, 0-8126-2703-2) by Winfred Rembert. Text and paintings chronicle the life of this folk artist, who grew up in rural Georgia in the 1950s. (10-14)
Mystery Box ($16.95, 0-8126-2680-X) by Gordon McAlpine imagines that pseudonymous authors Carolyn Keene and Franklin Dixon meet in 1920s Paris. (12-up)
My Road Trip to the Pretty Girl Capital of the World ($16.95, 0-8126-2691-5) by Brian Yansky is a picaresque road-trip tale set in 1979. (12-up)
Breakout ($16.95, 0-8126-2696-6) by Paul Fleischman. Tired of bouncing from one foster home to another, a teenager fakes her own death and leaves L.A., only to get caught in an all-day traffic jam. (12-up)
The Robert Books continues with Robert and the Great Escape ($15.95, 0-8126-2700-8) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer (6-9).
Hymns for a Kid's Heart ($19.99, 1-58134-505-4) by Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth, illus. by Sergio Martinez. This book introducing the message of 12 hymns is packaged with a CD. (All ages)
Punchinello & the Most Marvelous Gift ($15.99, 1-58134-546-1) by Max Lucado, illus. by Sergio Martinez. Readers are reminded that Christmas is all about Jesus. (2-4)
Board Book Reprint
If Only I Had a Green Nose ($6.99, 1-58134-533-X) by Max Lucado, illus. by Sergio Martinez (2-4).
Adventures of the American Frontier issues Daring Rescue at Senora Pass (1-58134-471-6), Dangerous Ride Across Humbolt Flats (-472-4) and Mysterious Robbery on the Utah Plains (-473-2) by Stephen Bly ($6.99 each, 10-14).