(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


(Chronicle, dist.)

Monkey Business: A Jungle Pop-Up ($17.95, 1-929927-49-5) by Paul Stickland explores the jungle. (2-6)


Goodness Gracious, Gulliver Mulligan ($15.95, 1-55192-560-5) by Susan Chalker Browne, illus. by Cynthia Nugent. Two boys become friends after one saves the other during a school nature walk. (6-up)

Number Four, Bobby Orr! ($15.95, 1-55192-551-6) by Mike Leonetti, illus. by Shayne Letain, is based on a true story from the life of hockey great Bobby Orr. (6-up)


All the Way to Mexico ($6.95, 1-55192-598-2) by Norma Charles is about a newly blended family from the viewpoint of a 12-year-old boy. (8-13)

One in a Million ($6.95, 1-896095-22-4) by Nicholas Read. A stray dog learns to survive and thrive in this story about pet responsibility. (8-12)


How Do You Do? By Thing One and Thing Two ($7.99, 0-375-82489-8) by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Christopher Moroney, is a lift-the-flap tale introducing opposites. (1-3)

Gerald McBoing Boing Sound Book ($7.99, 0-375-82443-X) features this Dr. Seuss character. (1-4)

A Is for Angels (0-375-82595-9) by Linda Masterson, illus. by Samuel J. Butcher; and Nursery Rhymes (0-307-10428-1) by Butcher are books starring the Precious Moments characters. (2-5)

The Lonesome Polar Bear ($13.95, 0-375-82410-3) by Jane Cabrera. A bear is determined to find friends. (3-6)

The Fish's Tale ($3.99, 0-375-82490-1) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Jan Gerardi, retells the story of The Cat in the Hat from the fish's perspective. (3-7)

Richard Scarry's Favorite Storybook Ever ($14.99, 0-375-82549-5) rounds up 16 tales. (3-8)

Rudolph's Bright Christmas ($9.99, 0-375-82529-0). Rudolph's nose lights up in this board book. (3-up)

Betty Spaghetty's Super Cool Dress-up Book ($5.99, 0-375-82471-5) is a board book starring Betty and her pals. (4-7)

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs ($14.95, 0-375-82541-X) by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds. Harry leaves his bucket of dinos on the train. (4-8)

Happy Halloween! ($3.25, 0-375-82532-0), illustrations from the Morehead Collection, reveals the Teenie Halloweenies trick-or-treating. (5-8)

Inside Your Outside! All About the Human Body ($8.99, 0-375-81100-1) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz. The Cat in the Hat provides a tour of the body. (5-8)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Movie Storybook ($8.99, 0-375-82502-9) by Justine and Ron Fontes ties into this film. (6-11)

Trickster's Choice ($17.95, 0-375-81466-3) by Tamora Pierce is a novel featuring Alianne, the daughter of Alanna. (10-13)


Dragon Tales offers The Dragon's Book of Make-Believe ($7.99, 0-375-82415-4) by Alison Inches, illus. by Bob Berry (1-4); Lost and Found ($3.25 paper, -82563-0) by Margaret Snyder, illus. by Don Williams (3-7) and Something Wonderful ($7.99, -82484-7) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Ted Enik (4-7). Sesame Street: Elmo's World adds Being Clean! (-82485-5) and Getting Dressed! (-82486-3) ($4.99 each, 1-4); and Weather! ($7.99, -82507-X) by Kara McMahon, illus. by Mary Beth Nelson, photos by John Barrett (1-4). New Sesame Street titles are Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas ($4.99, -82506-1) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson (1-4); The Counting Carnival ($8.99, -81598-8) by Beth Terrill, illus. by Joe Ewers (3-6); and Do Not Forget to Walk the Doggie ($3.25 paper, -82240-2) by Albee, illus. by Tom Brannon (3-7). Sesame Beginnings offers Snap! Button! Zip! ($7.99, -82369-7) by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Christopher Moroney (2-3). Arthur is back in Arthur's Spookiest Halloween ($7.99, -81004-8) by Marc Brown (3-6). Bob the Builder returns in Bob's Handy Hammer ($9.99, -82645-9, 3-6) and Bob Paints the Town ($7.99, 0-307-10603-9) by Suzy Capozzi (3-7). Starring Barbie debuts with A Dream Come True! (-10589-X) and Rodeo Cowgirl! (-10601-2) by Alison Inches ($7.95 each, 3-7). Barbie also stars in Barbie of Swan Lake ($11.99, 0-375-82639-4, 3-7) and Barbie of Swan Lake: A Storybook ($3.99 paper, -82640-8, 3-7); and in Barbie Rules: No Teasing Allowed! ($3.25, 0-307-10357-9) by Louise Gikow (3-7). And Thomas the Tank Engine appears in Thomas and Toby ($11.99, 0-375-82593-2, 3-7).

New Stepping Stone Books are Magic Tree House: A Merlin Mission: Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve (0-375-82521-5) by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca; and Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band

(-82522-3) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($11.95 each, 6-9); Adam Sharp: Operation Spy School ($3.99 paper, -82404-9) by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Guy Francis (6-9); Peter Pan ($3.99 paper, 0-679-81044-7) by J.M. Barrie, adapted by Cathy East Dubowski, illus. by Jean Zallinger (7-9); and Andrew Lost: Andrew Lost Under Water (0-375-82523-1) and Andrew Lost in the Whale (-82524-X) by J.C. Greenburg; Capital Mysteries: The Skeleton in the Smithsonian (-26517-X) by Ron Roy, illus. by Timothy Bush; and Starvation Lake: A Haunted House in Starvation Lake (0-307-26516-1) by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Lynne Cravath ($3.99 each paper, 7-10). And Landmark Books issues Before Columbus: The Leif Eriksson Expedition ($14.95, 0-375-81347-0) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (8-up); Joan of Arc (-80232-0) by Nancy Wilson Ross and The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation (0-394-84700-8) by Quentin Reynolds ($5.99 each paper, 9-up); Meet Maya Angelou ($4.99 paper, 0-375-82465-0) by Valerie Spain (9-up); One More Valley, One More Hill: The Story of Aunt Clara Brown ($5.99 paper, -81093-5) by Linda Lowery (10-13); and Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House ($5.99 paper, 0-394-89179-1) by Sterling North (10-up).


The Moon in My Room (0-375-82704-8) and The Not Me Monster (-82703-X) by Ila Wallen, illus. by Robert Sauber ($16.95 each, 3-7); and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (-82591-6) by Ian Fleming ($15.95, 8-12).

Series Reissue

The Railway Series offers The Thomas the Tank Engine Collector's Box ($39.95, 0-375-82743-9) by The Rev. W. Awdry (5-8).


The Little Drummer Boy ($3.25, 0-375-82625-4) by Irene Trimble is a tie-in to the TV holiday special. (3-7)

Richard Scarry's Father Cat's Christmas Tree ($3.25, 0-375-82556-8) tells of a tree that won't stop growing. (3-7)

Meet Betty Spaghetty (0-375-82371-9) and Betty Spaghetty, Where Are You? (-82370-0) are tales starring this character and her friends ($3.99 each, 4-7).

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat: Junior Novelization ($4.99, 0-375-82470-7) by Jim Thomas is based on this film. (7-9)

Paperback Series

Thomas & Friends adds Down at the Docks ($3.25, 0-375-82592-4, 3-7). Joining Step into Reading are Pooh's Christmas Sled Ride (0-7364-2165-3), Disney's The Lion King: Bug Stew (-2168-8), Barbie: A Dress-Up Day (0-375-82501-0) and Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat: Cooking with the Cat (-82494-4) by Bonnie Worth, illus by Christopher Moroney ($3.99 each, 4-6); Pooh's Halloween Pumpkin (0-7364-2160-2); Disney's Brother Bear: Bear with Me (-2174-2); and Peanut (0-375-80618-0) by Heidi Kilgras, illus. by Mike Reed ($3.99 each, 4-7); Arthur's Science Fair Trouble (-81003-X); Little Witch Learns to Read (-82179-1) by Deborah Hautzig, illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom; and The Sloths Get a Pet (-81229-6) by Maribeth Boelts, illus. by Jan Gerardi ($3.99 each, 6-8); Spooky America: Four Real Ghost Stories (-82500-2) by Lori Haskins, illus. by Viviana Diaz; Thomas Jefferson's Feast (-82289-5) by Frank Murphy, illus. by Richard Walz; and Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat:Do Not Open This Crate! (-82488-X) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Aristides Ruiz ($3.99 each, 7-9); and T. Rex: Hunter or Scavenger: Jurassic Park Institute ($3.99, -81297-0) by Thomas Holtz Jr., illus. by Michael Skrepnick (7-10). Paperback Series Reprints

Stepping Stone Books reprints Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder ($3.99, 0-375-82223-2) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (7-10). And Protector of the Small adds Lady Knight ($5.99, -81471-X) by Tamora Pierce (12-up).

Paperback Reissues

Mr. Wizard's Supermarket Science ($10.99, 0-394-83800-9) by Don Herbert, illus. by Roy McKie (8-12); Ballet Shoes (0-679-84759-6), Theater Shoes (-85434-7) and Dancing Shoes (-85428-2) by Noel Streatfeild ($4.99 each, 8-12); and The Immortal Quartet: Boxed Set ($22, 0-375-82700-5) by Tamora Pierce (10-up).



Secondhand Lions ($4.99, 0-553-49422-8) by John Whitman is a novelization of this film. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Alias adds three Alias Prequels: Michael Vaughn Novels: The Pursuit (0-553-49402-3) by Lizzie Skurnick and Close Quarters (-49403-1) by Emma Harrison; and Father Figure (-49404-X) by Laura Peyton Roberts ($5.99 each, 12-up). And Justice League continues with No Man Is an Island (-48781-7) by Michael Teitelbaum and Alan Grant, A Golden Opportunity (-48779-5) by Teitelbaum, A League of His Own (-48778-7) by Teitelbaum and Michael Jan Friedman and Speed Trap (-48780-9) by Teitelbaum and Brian Augustyn ($4.99 each, 8-12).


Cowboys & Longhorns: A Portrait of the Long Drive ($20.99, 0-375-81565-1) by Jerry Stanley examines the cattle drives of the Wild West. (10-up)

Exploring Our Solar System ($19.95, 0-375-81204-0) by Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy. Astronaut Ride presents a guide to the solar system. (10-up)

Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great! ($18.99, 0-679-89029-7) by Mavis Jukes and Lilian W.Y. Cheung, illus. by Debra Ziss, offers tips on staying healthy. (10-up)

ReissueHappy, Happy Chinese New Year!, Mini Ed. ($8.95, 0-375-82642-4) by Demi (4-8).


Ice Age Cave Bear: The Giant Beast That Terrified Ancient Humans ($8.99, 0-375-82194-5) by Barbara Hehner, illus. by Mark Hallett, focuses on this animal. (7-10)


The Worry Web Site ($14.95, 0-385-73083-7) by Jacqueline Wilson collects interconnected stories about family and relationships. (8-12)

Chig and the Second Spread ($14.95, 0-385-73083-7) by Gwenyth Swain centers on a girl who is small and silent enough to be almost invisible. (8-12)

Akiko and the Journey to Toog ($9.95, 0-385-73042-X) by Mark Crilley. Someone is out to destroy Toog, and only Akiko and his gang can stop the villain. (8-up)

Boys in Control ($15.95, 0-385-32740-4) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor tells of two boys who hope to lead their baseball team to victory. (9-12)

The True Story of Christmas ($15.95, 0-385-73130-2) by Anne Fine depicts Christmas in a chaotic household. (10-up)

True Blue ($14.95, 0-385-73093-4) by Jeffrey Lee. An unlikely friendship develops when Molly and Chris pair up for the science competition. (10-up)

Hawksong ($9.95, 0-385-73071-3) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. A girl who can assume a hawk's shape is determined to end the ongoing war in her country. (12-up)

The Flip Side ($15.95, 0-385-73096-9) by Andrew Matthews reveals what happens when a boy playing a girl falls for a girl playing a boy. (12-up)

Vampire High ($15.95, 0-385-73117-5) by Douglas Rees. A boy learns how tough it is to be the new kid at school when your classmates are vampires. (12-up)

Jingle Boy ($9.95, 0-385-73113-2) by Kieran Scott centers on a boy caught in a downward spiral of holiday gloom. (12-up)

Nightmare ($15.95, 0-385-73026-8) by Joan Lowery Nixon. Does Emily's recurring nightmare hold a hidden truth? (12-up)

The Time Capsule ($9.95, 0-553-57096-X) by Lurlene McDaniel. At a reunion of their first-grade class, high-school seniors are presented with a time capsule. (12-up)

Mondays Are Red ($15.95, 0-385-73099-3) by Nicola Morgan. A boy struggles with real and imaginary demons after awakening from a coma. (12-up)


Nate the Great returns in Nate the Great on the Owl Express ($14.95, 0-385-73078-0) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Martha Weston (6-9). And new to Encyclopedia Brown is Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs ($14.95, -72931-6) by Donald J. Sobol (8-12).

Paperback Reprints

The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It ($8.95, 0-385-73062-4) by Simon Singh chronicles the evolution of cryptology. (12-up)

The Ropemaker ($7.95, 0-385-73063-2) by Peter Dickinson. When the power of an enchanted forest begins to fade, Tija and the other residents of the valley are in danger. (12-up)

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USSIndianapolis ($8.95, 0-385-73091-8) by Pete Nelson relays the story of the USS Indianapolis. (12-up)


Paperback Reprints

Good Night, Monkey Boy ($6.99, 0-440-41798-8) by Jarrett Krosoczka (2-5); Hello, Sweetie Pie! ($5.99, -41721-X) by Carl Norac, illus. by Claude K. Dubois (2-6); Hello School!: A Classroom Full of Poems ($6.99, -41777-5) by Dee Lillegard, illus. by Don Carter (3-6); Alice and Greta's Color Magic (-41797-X) by Steven J. Simmons, illus. by Cyd Moore; The Name Jar (-41799-6) by Yangsook Choi; and Rock of Ages: A Tribute to the Black Church (-41800-3) by Tonya Bolden, illus. by R. Gregory Christie ($6.99 each, 5-8); and Peter Claus and the Naughty List ($6.99, -41575-6) by Lawrence David, illus. by Delphine Durand (6-up).


Paperback Series

New Readers Circle Editions are Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind ($6.50, 0-440-23856-0) by Suzanne Fisher Staples (12-up); Counting Stars ($5.99, -41826-7) by David Almond (12-up); and Dr. Franklin's Island ($5.50, -23781-5) by Ann Halam (12-up).

Paperback Reprints

Island Boyz ($5.99, 0-440-22955-3) by Graham Salisbury (10-up); For All Time ($4.99, -22931-6) by Caroline B. Cooney (12-up); The Legend of Lady Ilena (-22909-X) by Patricia Malone, Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats (-40716-8) by Gary Paulsen, The Letters (-23822-6) by Kazumi Yumoto, Midnight Predator (-23797-1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Daughter of Venice (-22928-6) by Donna Jo Napoli and An Ocean Apart, A World Away (-22973-1) by Lensey Namioka ($5.50 each, 12-up); The Golden Compass (-23813-7), The Subtle Knife (-23814-5) and The Amber Spyglass (-23815-3) by Philip Pullman and As Long As We Both Shall Live: Two Novels (0-553-57108-7) by Lurlene McDaniel ($6.99 each, 12-up); Shattered (0-440-23765-3) by Jennifer Armstrong and Goddess of Yesterday (-22930-8) by Caroline B. Cooney ($5.99 each, 12-up); and Lucy the Giant ($5.50, -22927-8) by Sherri Smith (14-up).

Paperback Reissue

His Dark Materials Boxed Set ($20.97, 0-440-23860-9) by Philip Pullman (12-up).


Paperback Reprints

The Quigleys ($4.99, 0-440-41898-4) by Simon Mason, illus. by Helen Stephens (5-10); Funny Frank (-41880-1) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by John Eastwood; and Sparks (-41847-X) by Graham McNamee ($4.99 each 7-10); Halfway to the Sky (-41830-5) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; The Victory Garden (-41703-1) by Lee Kochenderfer; Even More Short & Shivery: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales (-41877-1) by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers; A Mother to Embarrass Me (-41810-0) by Carol Lynch Williams; The City of Ink Drinkers (-41846-1) by Érik Sanvoisin, trans. by Georges Moroz, illus. by Martin Matje; The Wanigan: A Life on the River (-41882-8) by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Emily Martindale; and Matchit (-41716-3) by Martha Moore ($4.99 each, 8-12); Trouble Don't Last ($5.50, -41811-9) by Shelley Pearsall (8-12); Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West ($6.99, -41967-0) by Gary Paulsen (9-12); I, Houdini: The Autobiography of a Self-Educated Hamster (-41924-7) by Lynne Reid Banks, illus. by Terry Riley; The Hero (-22978-2) by Ron Woods and Junebug in Trouble (-41937-9) by Alice Mead ($4.99 each, 9-12); Child X ($5.50, -41904-2) by Lee Weatherly (9-14); Tyler on Prime Time ($4.99, -41803-84) by Steve Atinsky (10-14); Pure Dead Wicked (-41936-0) by Debi Gliori, The Making of a Writer (-41905-0) by Joan Lowery Nixon, Daughter of Madrugada (-41644-2) by Frances M. Wood, Up on Cloud Nine (-41916-6) by Anne Fine and Feather Boy (-41858-5) by Nicky Singer ($4.99 each, 10-up); Harriet Spies Again: The Companion Novel to Harriet the Spy ($5.99, -41688-4) by Helen Ericson (10-up); and Born to Fly: The Heroic Story of Downed U.S. Navy Plane Pilot Shane Osborn ($5.50, -23796-3) by Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell, adapted by Michael French (10-up).


I'm a Little Mermaid (0-7364-2140-8) and I'm a Little Princess (-2141-6). Flaps lift to reveal photos of girls acting like the Disney Princess. ($4.99 each, up to 4)

Playtime with Pooh (0-7364-2183-1) and Giggle with Tigger (-2182-3) are chunky board books featuring these characters. ($3.99 each, up to 4)

Sweet Snow White (0-7364-2185-8) and The Little Lion King (-2184-X) retell the tales starring these characters. ($3.99 each, up to 4)

My First Word Book and My Little Counting Book ($7.99, 0-7364-2087-8) feature Disney characters. (1-4)

Pooh's Colorful Garden (0-7364-2113-5) and Happy, Sad, Mad & Glad (-2134-3) are concept books with wheels to spin. ($5.99 each, 2-5)

Pretty Princess Poems ($7.99, 0-7364-2166-1) contains poems about the Disney Princesses. (2-5)

Pooh and You ($10.99, 0-7364-2032-0) is a board book featuring a Winnie the Pooh puppet. (3-up)


A Magical Journey ($3.99, 0-7364-2164-5) ties into this film about a boy transformed into a bear. (3-7)

The Lion King ($3.25, 0-7364-2079-7) retells this story. (3-7)

Sweethearts in the Snow ($3.25, 0-7364-2170-X). Disney heroines Jasmine and Belle build a snowman. (3-7)

Funny Hunny Christmas (0-7364-1328-6) and Oh, Bother! Someone Didn't Say Thank You (-2146-7) are two tales starring Pooh and pals ($3.25 each, 3-7).

Fish in a Box ($9.99, 0-7364-2154-8) This board book with a handle offers tales starring Disney fish characters. (3-8)

Sleeping Beauty ($8.99, 0-7364-2098-3) is a large-format storybook. (3-8)

Disney's Brother Bear: A Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99, 0-7364-2173-4) is based on this animated film. (3-8)

Pooh's Happy Halloween ($3.25, 0-7364-1329-4). Pooh and Piglet go trick-or-treating. (5-8)

The Fairest of the Fall ($3.25, 0-7364-2148-3). Ariel and Sleeping Beauty celebrate autumn. (5-8)

The Haunted Mansion: The Junior Novelization ($4.99, 0-7364-2175-0) ties into the movie based on this Disney theme park attraction. (8-up)

Hidalgo: The Junior Novelization ($4.99, 0-7364-2169-6) by Kim Ostrow ties into the film about this Pony Express rider. (9-up)

Paperback Series

Monsters Get Scared, Too debuts with Monsters Get Scared of the Dark, Too ($3.99, 0-7364-2162-9, 3-7).


A Sweet Year: A Taste of the Jewish Holidays ($12.95, 0-385-74637-7) by Mark Podwal examines food rituals surrounding holidays. (4-8)

Reginald ($15.95, 0-385-74634-2) by Jeff Newman is the tale of a cow with inhospitable neighbors. (4-8)


The Little Island ($14.95, 0-385-74640-7) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Leonard Weisgard (5-8).


Pants ($12.95, 0-385-75014-5) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Nick Sharratt, is an ode to underwear. (3-6)

Poochie-Poo ($16.99, 0-385-75012-9) by Helen Stephens introduces two very different dogs and their owners. (5-8)

The Quigleys at Large ($14.95, 0-385-75022-6) by Sam Mason, illus. by Helen Stephens, is a sequel to The Quigleys. (5-12)


The Sweet Smell of Christmas ($8.99, 0-375-82643-2). Little Bear savors the smells of Christmas. (2-5)

Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Knights ($19.95, 0-375-82636-X), retold by Margaret Soifer and Irwin Shapiro, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, collects tales Scheherazade told to outwit the disgruntled king. (6-up)


New Big Little Golden Books are The Saggy Baggy Elephant (0-375-82590-8) by Kathryn and Byron Jackson, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren; and The Golden Christmas Tree (-82747-1) by Jan Wahl, illus. by Leonard Weisgard ($8.99 each, 2-5). And Little Golden Books adds Sleeping Beauty (0-307-10602-0) by Sue Kassirer; I Can Fly (-00146-6) by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Mary Blair; Dan Yaccarino's Mother Goose (0-375-82571-1) by Dan Yaccarino; The Little Mermaid (0-7364-2177-7); The Lion King (-2095-9); Disney's Brother Bear (-2176-9); Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat (0-375-8249-X) by Jesse Leon McCann, illus. by Christopher Moroney; and The Three Bears (-82576-2), illus. by Rob Hefferan ($2.99 each, 2-5).


Winter Is for Snowflakes ($3.99, 0-375-82215-1) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Denise Faifeld, pays tribute to this season. (3-7)

Merry Christmas, Everyone! ($3.99, 0-375-81439-6) by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep is a rhyming holiday tale. (3-7)


Giggle-Wiggle Wake-Up! ($15.95, 0-375-81350-0) by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Melissa Sweet, follows a preschooler's busy day. (2-5)

The Magic Bed ($16.95, 0-375-82423-5) by John Burningham. When Georgie outgrows his baby bed, he chooses a bigger bed that the shop owner tells him is magical. (3-7)

Eric the Math Bear ($15.95, 0-375-82432-4) by Caroline Glicksman. Can a math-loving bear prevent a bank robbery? (4-7)

Annie Was Warned ($15.95, 0-375-81567-8) by Jarrett Krosoczka. Will Annie heed the warning not to go into a creepy mansion on Halloween? (4-8)

Gaspard and Lisa: Friends Forever (0-375-82253-4) and Lisa in the Jungle (-82254-2) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. In these tales, Gaspard recalls meeting Lisa on the first day of school; and Lisa makes up a story about her summer vacation adventure ($9.95 each, 4-8).

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be ($14.95, 0-375-82626-2) by Mini Grey. The pea offers her side of the story. (4-8)

You're a Bear ($16.95, 0-375-80267-3) by Mavis Jukes, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. A girl imagines herself as a busy bear. (5-8)

Pumpkinhead ($14.95, 0-375-82416-2) by Eric Rohmann is the tale of a boy born with a pumpkin for a head. (5-9)

The Daring Nellie Bly: America's Star Reporter ($16.95, 0-375-81568-6) by Bonnie Christensen focuses on this 19th-century news correspondent. (6-12)

How to Cross a Pond ($14.95, 0-375-82376-X) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Meilo So, collects poems about the nature of water. (8-12)

Donuthead ($15.95, 0-375-82468-5) by Sue Stauffacher is a novel introducing a neurotic, scared boy and a tough girl. (8-12)

Losing Is Not an Option ($15.95, 0-375-81351-9) by Rich Wallace compiles nine stories. (10-14)

Milkweed ($15.95, 0-375-81374-8) by Jerry Spinelli centers on a boy living in Warsaw during WWII. (10-up)

Pure Dead Brilliant ($15.95, 0-375-81412-4) by Debi Gliori. Signora Strega-Borgia invites witches to visit. (10-up)

Swear to Howdy ($15.95, 0-375-82505-3) by Wendelin Van Draanen is the tale of a boy with a secret too terrible to keep. (10-up)

Eragon ($18.95, 0-375-82668-8) by Christopher Paolini launches the Inheritance fantasy trilogy starring a boy whose destiny is to become a dragon rider. (12-up)

Lyra's Oxford ($10.95, 0-375-82819-2) by Philip Pullman is a short story depicting the fate of Lyra Belacqua after her adventures in the His Dark Materials trilogy. (12-up)

Boy Meets Boy ($15.95, 0-375-82400-6) by David Levithan is a romantic comedy starring two boys. (12-up)


The Night Before Christmas ($8.95, 0-375-82414-6) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Anita Lobel (all ages); Who Needs Donuts? ($16.95, -82550-9) by Mark Alan Stamaty (all ages); Let's Play ($6.99, -82528-2) by Leo Lionni (up to 4); Leo Lionni's Little Mice Tales ($15.95, -82615-7) by Lionni (3-8); Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus ($15.95, 0-679-80628-8) by Peter Sís (4-8); My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk Tales ($19.95, 0-375-82285-2) by Adèle Geras, illus. by Anita Lobel (6-12); and The Wicked Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House ($15.95, -82572-X) by Mary Chase, illus. by Peter Sís (7-10).


Maggie's Door ($15.95, 0-385-32658-0) by Patricia Reilly Giff is a companion to Nory Ryan's Song. (8-12)

Tears of the Salamandar ($16.95, 0-385-73098-5) by Peter Dickinson is the tale of a choir boy in 18th-century Italy who loses his family in a fire. (10-up)

Blackwater Ben ($15.95, 0-385-72928-6) by William Durbin centers on a teen spending the winter working in the kitchen of a logging camp in 1898. (10-up)

Acceleration ($15.95, 0-385-73119-1) by Graham McNamee. In a Toronto subway, Duncan finds the anonymous journal of a serial killer. (12-up)


Nativity Play Book: The First Christmas ($9.99, 0-7944-0222-4) is a board book containing puzzle pieces. (2-5)

Look at Me! A Book About Differences ($7.99, 0-7944-0254-2) introduces various animals with googly eyes. (2-6)

Princess Jeweliana and the Sparkling Rainbow Ball ($12.99, 0-7944-0255-0) contains foil art and a pop-up castle. (2-6)

Toy Story and Beyond! Carry Along Treasury ($14.99, 0-7944-0262-31) are tales starring the Toy Story characters. (3-5)

Around the Apple Tree: A Book About Opposites ($7.99, 0-7944-0263-1). A bunny teaches opposites in this lift-the-flap story. (3-6)

Santa's Stocking ($5.99, 0-7944-0261-5) is a shaped board book revealing Santa's solution to a stocking-stuffing problem. (3-6)


Fisher-Price Move Along Bead Books presents Safari Splash ($7.99, 0-7944-0212-7, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Joining Touch & Feel Books is Baby Jesus Is Born ($9.99, -0253-4, 18 mos.-3 yrs.). Barbie returns in A Touch of Velvet ($7.99, -0258-5, 2-6); Barbie of Swan Lake (-0259-3) and Press-on Stick & Stay Barbie: It's a Wedding! (-0257-7) ($9.99 each, 3-6); Barbie Party Magic ($8.99, -0267-4, 3-6); and Barbie of Swan Lake: A Sticker Panorama Book ($7.99 paper, -0280-1, 3-7). Rescue Heroes gains Storm Trouble! ($14.99, -0260-7, 3-6). Learn & Grow Books issues Take Two Pirates: A First Book of Addition ($7.99, -0247-X, 4-7). And Build It Books adds Jet Planes: Book and 3-D Models (-0250-X) and Race Cars: Book and 3-D Models (-0251-8) ($9.99 each, 6-10).

Paperback Series

New to All-Star Readers is Dad's Big Idea ($3.99, 0-7944-0225-9, 3-5). Transformers Armada offers Official Guidebook ($5.99,

-0249-6, 7-12); and Chapter Book: Secret of the Star Saber ($3.99, -0248-8, 8-12). And Pathfinders Paperbacks releases Earthquakes and Volcanoes (-0265-8) and Birds (-0264-X) ($7.99 each, 8-14).


(Fitzhenry & Whiteside, dist.)


Ordinary Miracles ($9.95, 0-88995-277-9) by Diana Aspin collects 13 coming-of-age stories. (13-up)

The Mad Trapper ($9.95, 0-88995-268-X) by Rudy Wiebe centers on a criminal whom police chase across the Arctic tundra. (13-up)

Tom Finder ($9.95, 0-88995-262-0) by Martine Leavitt is the story of a teenage boy on the run who knows little about his identity. (13-up)


I Howl, I Growl ($6.95, 0-87358-835-5) by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Polly Powell, is a board book featuring desert animals. (1-5)

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro ($15.95, 0-87358-845-2) by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Mike Rangner. A packrat inadvertently spreads a cactus's seeds. (4-8)


Hooray for My Senses presents Hooray for My Ears (1-58952-373-3), Hooray for My Eyes (-374-1), Hooray for My Hands (-377-6), Hooray for My Nose (-375-X) and Hooray for My Taste (-376-8) by A & Q Fernandez ($19.27 each, 6-8). Animals Growing Up issues Calf to Cow (-690-2), Cub to Grizzly (-691-0), Cub to Panda (-692-9), Fawn to Deer (-693-7), Foal to Horse (-694-5) and Kitten to Tiger (-695-3) by Jason Cooper ($19.27 each, 6-10). Animals in U.S. History welcomes Bald Eagle (-699-6), Beaver (-697-X), Bison (-698-8), Mustang (-700-3), Sea Otter (-701-1) and Texas Longhorn (-702-X) by Lynn Stone ($23.93 each, 6-10). Countries in the News travels to Afghanistan (-676-7), Iran (-677-5), Iraq (-678-3), Israel (-679-1), Pakistan (-680-5) and Saudi Arabia (-681-3) by Kieran Walsh ($23.93 each, 6-10). Discover the Life of an American Legend greets Matthew Henson (-658-9), Coretta Scott King (-659-7), Betsy Ross (-661-9), Mark Twain (-660-0), George Washington (-662-7) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (-663-5) by David and Patricia Armentrout ($19.27 each, 6-10). Joining Discover the Life of a Sports Star are Lance Armstrong (-621-1), Jeff Gordon (-653-8), Mia Hamm (-652-X), Alex Rodriguez (-654-6), Venus & Serena Williams (-655-4) and Tiger Woods (-656-2) by David and Patricia Armentrout ($19.27 each, 6-10). And Lynn Stone's Lifecycles II offers Crayfish (704-6), Great Whale (-709-7), Honeybee (-705-4), Pine Tree (-706-2), Spider (-707-0) and Sunflower (-708-9) ($23.93 each, 6-10).

Read and Do Science presents 12 titles by Melinda Lilly, including Gravity (1-58952-642-2), Rocks (-647-3) and Water & Ice (-639-2) ($19.27 each, 6-10). New Transportation titles are Planes (-670-8), Ships (-671-6), Trains (-672-4) and Trucks (-673-2) by David and Patricia Armentrout ($19.27 each, 6-10). Wheels in Motion spins on with Bicycles (-665-1), In-Line Skating (-666-X), Scooters (-667-8) and Skateboarding (-668-6) by Morgan Hughes ($19.27 each, 6-10). Among the six new Fighting Forces titles by Jason Cooper are U.S. Army (-713-5) and U.S. Marine Corps (-715-1) ($26.60 each, 7-10). Native American Legends offers Chief Joseph (-726-7), Pocahontas (-728-3), Red Cloud (-727-5), Sacagawea (-729-1), Sitting Bull (-730-5) and Tecumseh (-731-3) ($26.60 each, 7-10). Timelines of Ancient Civilizations issues six books, including Aztecs (-718-6) and Greece (-722-4) by David and Patricia Armentrout ($26.60 each, 7-10). Roaring Rides has six additions, among them Low Riders (-748-8) and Monster Trucks (-749-6) by Tracy Maurer ($27.93 each, 8-10). Math and My World issues six books, including Kitchen Math (-382-2) and Weather Math (-384-9) by Kieran Walsh ($27.93 each, 8-12). And Native Lands, Native People releases eight titles, among them People of the Plains & Prairie (-757-7) and People of the Southeast (-759-3) by Linda Thompson ($27.93 each, 8-12).



Gridiron Hero (0-88092-601-5) and Freshman Five (-602-3) by Mike Boushell are novels centering on high-school athletes. ($9.99 each, 8-12)

Beau, The Story of a Horse ($9.99, 0-88092-482-9) is a tale centering on a horse. (8-12)

Mildew on the Wall ($9.99, 0-88092-484-5) by Suzanna Henshon tells of an enterprising girl with a messy bedroom. (8-12)

Young Heroes of the Civil War ($9.99, 0-88092-486-1) by C.A. Fiore collects stories about Civil War drummer boys. (10-12)

Dragon Magic ($9.99, 0-88092-625-2) by Elizabeth Romey is a fantasy starring a girl searching for ancient artifacts created by dragons and humans. (10-14)

Liberty Girl ($9.99, 0-88092-488-8) by Robert Black features a girl who moves with her family from Indiana to Baltimore during WWI. (10-14)

Crusaders ($9.99, 0-88092-490-X) by Gary Robert Muschla depicts a crusade. (10-14)

America's Child ($9.99, 0-88092-492-6) by A.C. Griffin is a novel about an orphan who became an indentured bride in 1770s New York. (10-14)

Journey to a New World ($9.99, 0-88092-494-2) by Myra Saturen. A Jewish family moves from Europe to Cincinnati in the 1890s. (10-14)

Julietta ($9.99, 0-88092-538-8) by Myra Saturen centers on a teenage girl in medieval France who wants to become a doctor. (10-14)


The Holt's Friends adds The Intruder ($9.99, 0-88092-519-1) by Brigitte Gutsche (8-12).


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ($9.98, 0-7624-1628-9) by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Greg Hildebrandt, presents this classic with new art. (All ages)

The Big Shiny Sparkly Activity Book (0-7624-1647-5), illus. by Susie Lacome; and The Big Shiny Sparkly Numbers Book (-1646-7), illus. by Willabel Tong, are interactive volumes introducing numbers; and words. (up to 4)

The Classic Treasury of Bulfinch's Mythology ($9.98, 0-7624-1497-9) by Thomas Bulfinch, retold by Steven Zorn, illus. by Giles Greenfield, offers 10 Greek and Roman myths. (4-8)


The Thread of Life ($15.95, 0-7624-1669-6), retold by Domenico Vittorini, illus. by Mary GrandPré, collects classic Italian fairytales. (All ages)

The Nutcracker: Heirloom Ed. ($16.95, 0-7624-1668-8) by E.T.A. Hoffman, adapted by Daniel Walden, illus. by Don Daly, includes foil stamping and a ribbon bookmark. (All ages)

Three Funny Friends ($15.95, 0-7624-1553-3) by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Linda Bronson, tells of a girl who adjusts to living in a new town. (4-8)

Halloween Night: Twenty-One Spooktacular Poems ($15.95, 0-7624-1552-5) by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Adam McCauley, compiles verse with Halloween themes. (4-8)

The Night Before Christmas ($12.95, 0-7624-1573-8) by Clement C. Moore is a pull-the-tab rendition of this classic. (4-8)


Magic Window Books offers Animals (0-7624-1649-1) and Trucks (-1575-4) ($4.95 each, up to 4). New Magic Wand Adventures are My Little Pony (-1724-2) by Andra Serlin and Let's Go to the Fire Station (-1443-X) by Rachele Keith, illus. by Hideko Takahashi ($12.95 each, up to 4). Hasbro Children's Book Collection issues At the Farm (-1562-2), Candy Land (-1564-9), Chutes and Ladders (-1565-7) and Party Time (-1563-0) ($9.95 each, 3-up). And See-Through presents See-Through Mummies (-1586-X) by John Malam and See-Through Pirates (-1587-8) by Kelly Davis, illus. by Malam ($16.95 each, 8-12).


The Hanukkah Candle Kit ($19.95, 0-7624-1561-4) by Jordan Abramson includes a book about this holiday and materials to create candles. (All ages)

Paperback Series

Action Books adds Rubber Stamp It! ($19.95, 0-7624-1585-1) by Alicia Newman (8-12). Treasure Chests discovers Hieroglyphics ($19.95, -1593-2) by Richard Platt (8-12). And new Start Exploring Kits are Dinosaurs (-1591-6) and Gray's Anatomy (-1590-8) by Pamela Liflander ($15.95 each, 8-12)