| 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 |
Make More Money Than Your Parents: Your Guide to Financial Freedom ($12.95, 0-7573-0122-3) by Mike Bundlie, Kevin O'Donnell and Bart DiLiddo discusses ways for kids to make their money work for them. (11-14)
Let's Learn Spanish (0-7818-1013-2) by Carol Watson and Janet de Saulles, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas; and Let's Learn French (0-7818-1014-0) by Watson and Philippa Moyle, illus. by Teresa Foster, introduce vocabulary words and phrases ($9.95 each, 7-12).
Paperback Series Reprint
Illustrated Dictionaries reprints Children's Illustrated Czech Dictionary (0-7818-0987-8) and Children's Illustrated German Dictionary (-0986-X) ($11.95 each, 5-10).
The Growing-Up Tree ($16.95, 0-8234-1718-2) by Vera Rosenberry. Alfred's life parallels that of an apple tree that grew from seeds his mother planted when he was a baby. (3-6)
Alphabeep! A Zipping, Zooming ABC ($16.95, 0-8234-1722-0) by Debora Pearson, illus. by Edward Miller, is an alphabet book featuring various vehicles. (4-8)
Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time ($16.95, 0-8234-1610-0) by Jody Fickes Shapiro, illus. by Kitty Harvill. Myles picks apples at his grandparents' orchard. (4-8)
My Family Plays Music ($16.95, 0-8234-1591-0) by Judy Cox, illus. by Elbrite Brown. A girl finds a percussion instrument to play along with the members of her musical family. (4-8)
Oh Yeah! ($16.95, 0-8234-1649-6) by Tom Birdseye, illus. by Ethan Long, describes a backyard campout. (4-8)
Flick a Switch: How Electricity Gets to Your Home ($16.95, 0-8234-1729-8) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Nancy Tobin, explains how electricity was discovered and how it is generated and distributed. (4-8)
The Wondrous Whirligig: The Wright Brothers' First Flying Machine ($16.95, 0-8234-1717-4) by Andrew Glass. When the Wright brothers' father buys them a spinning toy, the boys get some big ideas. (4-8)
Little Scraggly Hair: A Dog on Noah's Ark ($16.95, 0-8234-1772-7) by Lynn Cullen, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. A dog helps Noah build the ark. (4-8)
Hazel Nutt, Mad Scientist ($16.95, 0-8234-1711-5) by David Elliott, illus. by True Kelley. The title character creates musical monsters. (4-8)
Go to Sleep, Groundhog ($16.95, 0-8234-1645-3) by Judy Cox, illus. by Paul Meisel. Will Groundhog wake up in time for his big day? (4-8)
Poultrygeist ($16.95, 0-8234-1756-5) by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Mary Jane and Herm Auch. Two rowdy roosters uncover the secret behind the Halloween haunting on the farm. (4-8)
Horses! (0-8234-1703-4) and Grizzly Bears (-1793-X) by Gail Gibbons focus on these species ($16.95 each, 4-8).
Papa's Mark ($16.95, 0-8234-1650-X) by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert, illus. by Colin Bootman. A man casts his ballot on the first Election Day on which African-Americans were allowed to vote. (4-8)
Fancy That ($16.95, 0-8234-1605-4) by Esther Hershenhorn, illus. by Megan Lloyd. In 1841, an orphan works as an itinerant painter in hopes of earning enough to get his three sisters out of the poorhouse. (4-8)
A Kenya Christmas ($16.95, 0-8234-1623-2) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Leonard Jenkins. Living in an African town, Juma finds it hard to imagine what Father Christmas looks like. (4-8)
The Story of Paper ($16.95, 0-8234-1705-0) by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by YongSheng Xuan. After the Kang brothers get in trouble at school, they devise a way to make paper, making things easier for them and for their teacher. (4-8)
The Blizzard ($16.95, 0-8234-1656-9) by Betty Ren Wright, illus. by Ronald Himler. Although a blizzard prevents his cousins from visiting on his birthday, Billy has a special day. (4-8)
A Good Night for Freedom ($16.95, 0-8234-1709-3) by Barbara Olenyik Morrow, illus. by Leonard Jenkins. When Hallie discovers two runaway slaves, she must make a difficult decision. (4-8)
The Rosie Stories ($16.95, 0-8234-1625-9) by Cynthia Voigt, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith, features a dog who loves to eat. (6-9)
The Ears of Corn: An Ike and Mem
Story ($15.95, 0-8234-1770-0) by Patrick Jennings, illus. by Anna Alter. These siblings help out while visiting their grandparents' farm. (6-9)
Heroes of the Revolution ($16.95, 0-8234-1471-X) by David A. Adler, illus. by Donald Smith, profiles 12 heroes of the American Revolution. (6-9)
How Sweet It Is (And Was): A History of Candy ($16.95, 0-8234-1712-3) by Ruth Freeman Swain, illus. by John O'Brien, collects facts about candy. (6-9)
Meow Means Mischief ($15.95, 0-8234-1786-7) by Ann Whitehead Nagda, illus. by Stephanie Roth. A stray kitten helps Rana to make friends in her new school and to connect with her grandparents. (7-10)
Witch's Wishes ($15.95, 0-8234-1789-1) by Vivian Vande Velde. After Sarah helps out a witch on Halloween, the witch offers to grant the girl's wishes. (7-10)
Who Is Stealing the Twelve Days of Christmas? ($16.95, 0-8234-1788-3) by Martha Freeman. Someone is snatching the Christmas decorations from Alex's front lawn. (8-12)
Run from the Nun! ($16.95, 0-8234-1796-4) by Erin MacLellan recounts a girl's experience in Catholic school. (8-12)
Attack of the Mutant Underwear ($16.95, 0-8234-1689-5) by Tom Birdseye. Will Cody be able to hide his humiliating past from his peers in his new school? (8-12)
The Antarctic Scoop ($16.95, 0-8234-1792-1) by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. Victoria wins a science contest that earns her a trip to Antarctica, but discovers the contest sponsor is involved in shady business. (8-12)
In Defense of Liberty: America's Bill of Rights ($24.95, 0-8234-1585-6) by Russell Freedman focuses on citizens who have challenged the government. (10-up)
Less Than Perfect ($17.95, 0-8234-1688-7) by Louise Albert. A teen's life becomes complicated when she meets an interesting boy and her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. (10-up)
Guitar Highway Rose ($16.95, 0-8234-1790-5) by Brigid Lowry. Two Australian teens decide to run away. (12-up)
Uncommon Faith ($17.95, 0-8234-1791-3) by Trudy Krisher. A young woman in 19th-century Massachusetts speaks out on such issues as slavery and women's rights. (12-up)
Holiday House Readers adds The Crunchy, Munchy Christmas Tree: A Harry and Emily Adventure ($14.95, 0-8234-1787-5; paper $4.95, -1799-9) by Karen Gray Ruelle (5-8); and Helen Keller ($14.95, -1606-2) by David A. Adler, illus. by John Wallner (5-8).
Follow the Money! (0-8234-1794-8) by Loreen Leedy; Halloween Is... (-1797-2) by Gail Gibbons; A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark (-1795-9) by David A. Adler, illus. by Ronald Himler; and The Princess and the Pizza (-1798-0) by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Mary Jane and Herm Auch ($6.95 each, 4-8).
Paperback Series Reprints
Holiday House Readers reprints Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (-1803-0) by David A. Adler, illus. by Colin Bootman; and Easy as Apple Pie (-1800-6), Spookier Than a Ghost (-1801-4) and The Thanksgiving Beast Feast (-1802-2) by Karen Gray Ruelle ($4.95 each, 5-8).
Peter Pan 100th Anniversary Ed. ($19.95, 0-8050-7245-4) by J.M. Barrie, illus. by Michael Hague, marks the 100th birthday of the ageless Peter. (All ages)
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? ($15.95, 0-8050-1758-5) by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Eric Carle, features endangered animals. (2-5)
Digger Man ($15.95, 0-8050-6628-4) by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha focuses on construction vehicles. (2-5)
Humphrey's Birthday ($14.95, 0-8050-7421-X) by Sally Hunter. Humphrey prepares for his party wearing his favorite birthday present—a superhero suit. (2-5)
My First Kwanzaa ($14.95, 0-8050-7077-X) by Karen Katz offers an introduction to this holiday. (2-5)
The Way the Storm Stops ($16.95, 0-8050-6595-4) by Michelle Meadows, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger, is a bedtime tale portraying the end of a blustery day. (2-5)
I Love You Just the Same ($16.95, 0-8050-7128-8) by Erica Wolf examines the many milestones of growing up. (2-6)
This Little Piggy's Book of Manners ($15.95, 0-8050-7128-8) by Kathryn Madeline Allen, illus. by Nancy Wolff, introduces manners. (2-6)
Tracks in the Snow ($15.95, 0-8050-6771-X) by Wong Herbert Yee. Who do the tracks in the snow belong to? (2-6)
A Nap in a Lap ($15.95, 0-8050-6976-3) by Sarah Wilson, illus. by Akemi Gutierrez. A sleepy girl and her puppy find a spot to nap. (3-6)
Oh, Harry! ($15.95, 0-8050-6851-1) by Mark Gibbel, illus. by Sarah Massini, is the tale of a busy family and its determined kitten. (3-7)
Buster ($15.95, 0-8050-6279-3) by Denise Fleming. Buster the dog is happy—until a fluffy cat arrives. (4-7)
The Perfect Thanksgiving ($15.95, 0-8050-6531-8) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by JoAnn Adinolfi. Two very different families celebrate this holiday. (4-7)
Antarctic Ice ($16.95, 0-8050-6517-2) by Jim Mastro and Norbert Wu, photos by Wu. Young animals thrive during the short Antarctic summer. (4-8)
Our Twitchy ($15.95, 0-8050-7454-6) by Kes Gray and Mary McQuillan. An adopted bunny wonders why he looks so different from his parents. (4-8)
Paul Gallico's The Small Miracle ($16.95, 0-8050-6745-0), retold by Bob Barton, illus. by Carolyn Croll, presents a picture-book version of this story of friendship and faith. (4-8)
Thanksgiving in the White House ($15.95, 0-8050-6530-X) by Gary Hines, illus. by Alexandra Wallner, recounts the first national Thanksgiving celebration. (4-8)
Escape from Pompeii ($16.95, 0-8050-7324-8) by Christina Balit chronicles the destruction of Pompeii. (6-9)
Coyote School News ($17.95, 0-8050-7324-8) by Joan Sandin. In 1938, students at a small school near the Mexican border contribute to their school newspaper. (6-10)
Bicycle Madness ($15.95, 0-8050-6981-X) by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Beth Peck, is a story emphasizing the importance of standing up for what is right. (7-12)
Welcome Home or Someplace Like It ($16.95, 0-8050-7083-4) by Charlotte Agell. A girl whose family is constantly moving spends a summer with her grandfather in Maine. (9-15)
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus ($19.95, 0-8050-3822-1) by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Michael Hague. Watercolor paintings illustrate this tale. (9-up)
The Red-Hot Rattoons ($15.95, 0-8050-7229-2) by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Betsy Lewin, introduces five tap-dancing country rats. (9-up)
Every Day and All the Time ($16.95, 0-8050-7337-X) by Sis Deans is a novel about loss and recovery. (10-14)
The Map That Breathed ($16.95, 0-8050-7142-3) by Melanie Gideon. A mysterious map of another world plunges two friends into adventure. (11-up)
The Hollow Kingdom ($16.95, 0-8050-7390-6) by Clare Dunkle. A magician who claims to be a king has plans for the two girls who trespass on his kingdom. (12-up)
Fault Line ($16.95, 0-8050-7200-4) by Janet Tashjian is a novel that exposes teen relationship abuse. (14-17)
The Eddie Dickens Trilogy concludes with Terrible Times ($12.95, 0-8050-7156-3) by Philip Ardagh, illus. by David Roberts (8-up).
The Seals on the Bus ($6.95, 0-8050-7263-2) by Lenny Hort, illus. by G. Brian Karas (2-5); Humphrey's Bedtime (-7398-1) and Humphrey's Corner (-7397-3) by Sally Hunter ($5.95 each, 2-5); Uptown ($6.95, -7399-X) by Brian Collier (3-8); and Mapping Penny's World ($6.95, -7262-4) by Loreen Leedy (5-8).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Anti-Coloring Book series issues The Third Anti-Coloring Book (0-8050-7422-8) and The Fourth Anti-Coloring Book (-7423-6) by Susan Striker and Edward Kimmel ($10.95 each, 6-up).
The Man with Bad Manners ($18, 1-883536-30-8) by Idries Shah, illus. by Rose Mary Santiago. With the help of all the villagers, a boy changes the ways of a man who behaves badly. (3-8)
The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water/El León que se Vio en el Agua ($18, 1-883536-31; paper $6.95, -32-4) by Idries Shah, illus. by Ingrid Rodriguez, is a bilingual tale about a lion who is terrified of his reflection. (3-8)
The Farmer's Wife/La Esposa del Granjero ($18, 1-883536-33-2; paper $6.95, -34-0) by Idries Shah, illus. by Rose Mary Santiago. This cumulative tale about a farmer's wife who tries to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground is told in English and Spanish. (3-8)
Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H.A. Rey ($25, 0-618-22610-9) by Margret and H.A. Rey collects eight tales. (All ages)
A Cow's Alfalfa-bet ($15, 0-618-16599-1) by Woody Jackson is an alphabet book by this folk artist. (All ages)
Calabash Cat ($16, 0-618-22423-8) by James Rumford. A West African cat travels the world to discover where it ends. (All ages)
Ollie (0-618-33928-0) and Ollie the Stomper (-33930-2) by Olivier Dunrea are two tales featuring goslings Gossie and Gertie and their new friend ($9.95 each, 2-5).
Monster Trucks ($15, 0-618-18208-X) by Mark Todd introduces trucks with personalities. (3-7)
The Snow Ghosts ($9.95, 0-618-79655-2) by Leo Landry. The title characters live in a northern place where it always snows. (3-7)
The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars ($12, 0-618-26353-5) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace presents poems illustrated with cut-paper art. (3-7)
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise (0-618-34688-0, paper -34687-2) and Curious George Visits the Library (-06565-2, paper -06568-7), illus. by Martha Weston in the style of H.A. Rey, are stories starring this monkey ($12 each, paper $3.95, 4-8).
Henry Climbs a Mountain ($15, 0-618-26902-9) by D.B. Johnson. In this tale based on the life of Henry David Thoreau, Henry the bear spends a night in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a state that allows slavery. (4-8)
Serious Farm ($15, 0-618-22694-X) by Tim Egan. A serious farmer learns to laugh. (4-8)
Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press ($16, 0-618-26351-9) by Bruce Koscielniak portrays the achievements of Gutenberg and traces the history of early printing and publishing. (4-8)
American Boy: The Adventures of Mark Twain ($16, 0-618-17997-6) by Don Brown describes the boyhood of Samuel Clemens. (4-8)
On Sand Island ($16, 0-618-23151-X) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illus. by David Johnson. This story of a boy who wants to make his own boat is based on the lives of immigrants who settled on an island in Lake Superior. (5-8)
Busy, Busy Moose ($15, 0-618-96091-6) by Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Amy Rusch. While other animals prepare for winter, Moose discovers what he is good at doing. (6-9)
Buster & Phoebe: The Great Bone Game ($15, 0-618-20862-3) by Lisze Bechtold. Phoebe the dog teaches her pal Buster about bones and beyond. (6-9)
Truly Winnie ($15, 0-618-28008-1) by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illus. by Alissa Imre Geis. At summer camp, Winnie learns to be honest about who she is. (7-10)
Catie and Josephine ($16, 0-618-39403-6) by Jonathan Scott Fuqua, illus. by Steven Park, is the tale of two best friends, one of whom is a ghost. (7-up)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ($20, 0-618-34694-5) by Kate Douglas Wiggin, illus. by Barbara McClintock, includes an introduction by Patricia Reilly Giff. (10-up)
Wild Ride to Heaven ($16, 0-618-26805-7) by Leander Watts. Drawn to a strange presence in the woods, Hannah enters into a curious friendship. (11-up)
The Fattening Hut ($16, 0-618-30955-1) by Pat Lowery Collins. A girl must fight against family, culture and tradition to be free. (12-up)
Title in Spanish
¡El dia del bebe! (Baby Day!) ($9.95, 0-618-38795-1), bilingual ed., by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (up to 4).
Pocketful of Nonsense ($15, 0-618-34187-0; paper $5.95, -34186-2) by James Marshall (4-8); Noelle of the Nutcracker ($16, -39969-6; paper $5.95, -36922-8) by Pamela Jane, illus. by Jan Brett (8-12); Paddington Takes the Air ($15, -33141-7) by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum (8-12); Johnny Tremain ($20, 0-395-90011-5) by Esther Forbes, illus. by Michael McCurdy (10-up); and The Jack Tales (0-618-34693-7, paper -34692-9) and Grandfather Tales (-34691-0, paper -34690-2) by Richard Chase ($17 each, paper $7.95, 10-up).
Mrs. Brown Went to Town ($5.95, 0-618-36918-X) by Wong Herbert Yee (2-5); Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears (-35404-2) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater; and Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa (-36916-3) ($5.95 each, 4-8); Jamaica's Blue Marker ($5.95, -36917-1) by Juanita Havill, illus. by Anne Sibley O'Brien (5-8); The Troll with No Heart in His Body ($7.95, -35403-4), retold by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illus. by Betsy Bowen (5-12); Winnie (Dancing) On Her Own ($5.95, -36921-X) by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illus. by Alissa Imre Geis (7-10); Angel Bites the Bullet (-36920-1) and Angel's Mother's Baby (-36919-8) by Judy Delton, illus. by Jill Weber ($4.95 each, 7-10). Hidden Worlds ($5.95, -35405-0) by Stephen Kramer, photos by Dennis Kunkel (7-12); Kids on Strike! ($8.95, -36923-6) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (9-up); Bodies from the Bog ($5.95, -35402-6) by James M. Deem (10-14); and In the Days of the Salem Witchcraft Trials ($7.95, -39196-7) by Marilynne Roach (10-up).
Mosque ($18, 0-618-24034-9) by David Macaulay examines the design and construction of a mosque in the late 16th century. (All ages)
The Thanksgiving Door ($15, 0-618-24036-5) by Debby Atwell. When a turkey dinner burns, what appears to be a disaster is actually a blessing. (4-8)
Evie and Margie ($15, 0-618-34124-2) by Bernard Waber. Best friends learn to handle jealousy when one lands the lead role in the school play. (4-8)
Mystery ($16, 0-618-27293-3) by Arthur Geisert. A young pig solves a mystery in an art museum. (4-8)
Home for Navidad ($15, 0-618-34976-6) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Santiago Cohen. A girl yearns to be reunited with her mother for Navidad. (4-8)
Something Might Happen ($15, 0-618-25406-4) by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, introduces Twitchly Fidget, who worries that something bad might happen if he left his dreary hut. (4-8)
Mystery in Mt. Mole ($15, 0-618-28478-8) by Richard W. Jennings. A teen investigates the disappearance of an unpopular assistant principal. (8-12)
A Killing in Plymouth Colony ($15, 0-618-27597-5) by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis is a murder mystery set in colonial times. (10-14)
Run, Boy, Run ($15, 0-618-16465-0) by Uri Orlev, trans. by Hillel Halkin, provides an account of one boy's survival of the Holocaust. (10-up)
Lyle at Christmas (0-618-38002-7) by Bernard Waber; Score One for the Sloths (-38006-X) by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger; Martha Walks the Dog (-38005-1) by Susan Meddaugh; My Friend and I (-39108-8) by Lisa Jahn-Clough; and Bald Eagle (-38626-2) by Gordon Morrison ($5.95 each, 4-8).
My Pony ($15.99, 0-7868-1995-2) by Susan Jeffers. In her imagination, a girl can fly among the stars on her pony. (All ages)
The Book of Rock Stars: 24 Musical Icons That Shine Through History ($16.99, 0-7868-1950-2) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, collects brief bios of performers. (All ages)
Jingle Bells (0-7868-1920-0) and Skidamarink! I Love You (-1915-4), photos by Michael Scott, pairs these songs with photos of babies. (up to 3)
Bunny Day (0-7868-1921-9), photos by Michael Scott, celebrates Easter. (up to 3)
Time to Pee! ($12.99, 0-7868-1868-9) by Mo Willems is a toilet-training tale. (2-4)
Brian & Bob: The Tale of Two Guinea Pigs ($15.99, 0-7868-1925-1) by Georgie Ripper reveals what happens when one of two best friends gets adopted from the pet store. (2-5)
Names for Snow ($16.99, 0-7868-1937-5) by Judi Beach, illus. by Loretta Krupinski, depicts a rabbit family's adventures in the snow. (2-5)
Hold My Hand: Five Stories of Love and Family ($19.99, 0-7868-0518-8) by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Carol Thompson, are tales conveying childhood experiences. (3-5)
Are You Grumpy, Santa? ($15.99, 0-7868-1841-7) by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis. Santa has a bad day on Christmas Eve. (3-8)
Dogs Rule! ($18.99, 0-7868-1949-9) by Daniel Kirk. This collection of poems offering a dog's perspective is packaged with a CD. (3-8)
Nobody's Nosier Than a Cat ($15.99, 0-7868-1614-7) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illus. by Bepe Giacobbe, focuses on a curious feline. (3-up)
Mary Had a Little Ham ($15.99, 0-7868-0566-8) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Guy Frances. A performing pig heads for Broadway. (5-9)
Young Naturalist's Handbook: Insect-lo-pedia ($15.99, 0-7868-0559-5) by Matthew Reinhart compiles facts about bugs. (7-9)
A Pot O' Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore and (of course) Blarney ($19.99, 0-7868-0625-7) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by David McPhail, is an anthology of Irish lore. (7-10)
The Meanest Doll in the World ($15.99, 0-7868-0878-0) by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illus. by Brian Selznick, is a sequel to The Doll People. (8-12)
The Million Dollar Goal ($15.99, 0-7868-1883-2) by Dan Gutman is a tale about family, hockey and million-dollar hopes. (8-12)
The Stone Lamp: Eight Stories of Hanukkah Through History ($18.99, 0-7868-0619-2) by Karen Hesse, illus. by Brian Pinkney, collects free-verse poems written in the voices of eight children. (9-up)
Praying at the Sweetwater Motel ($15.99, 0-7868-1864-6) by April Young Fritz. A girl, her sister and mother struggle to create a new life in a motel, away from her abusive father. (10-14)
Flavor of the Week ($15.99, 0-7868-1890-5) by Tucker Shaw is a novel about a teenage chef and the girl he dreams of when he cooks. (12-up)
Jake, Reinvented ($15.99, 0-7868-1957-X) by Gordon Korman. All the guys want to be friends with—and all the girls want to date—the mysterious new boy in school. (12-up)
Baby Einstein, concept by Julie Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidi, adds 365 Days of Baby Einstein: 365 Activities to Share with Your Baby ($16.99, 0-7868-1908-1, all ages); Nature Discovery Cards ($9.99, -1842-5, all ages); Splash & Giggle Bath Books: Water, Water, Everywhere (-1911-1) and What Floats? (-1912-X) ($6.99 each, newborn-up); Violet's House ($9.99, -1872-7, 18 mos.-up); World Around Me: Oceans ($15.99, -1913-8, 18 mos.-up); and Baby Santa's Very Merry Christmas ($6.99, -1845-X, 2-up). The Adventures of Patrick Brown offers Patrick and the Get-Well Day ($15.99, -0719-9) by Geoffrey Hayes (7-9). Tales from the Odyssey gains The Gray-Eyed Goddess ($9.99, -0773-3; paper $4.99, -0931-0) by Mary Pope Osborne (8-11). And A Day That Changed America debuts with The Alamo (-1923-5) and Gettysburg (-1922-7) by Shelley Tanaka, illus. by David Craig ($16.99 each, 8-up).
The Doll People ($6.99, 0-7868-1240-0) by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illus. by Brian Selznick (8-12); Sacagawea: Girl of the Shining Mountains ($5.99, -1323-7) by Peter and Connie Roop (9-12); and Bone Dry (-1594-9) by Kathleen Karr, Night of the Bat (-1226-5) by Paul Zindel and When Eagles Fall (-1491-8) by Mary Casanova ($5.99 each, 10-14).
Paperback Series Reprints
Tales from the Odyssey offers The One-Eyed Giant (0-7868-0929-0), The Land of the Dead (-0929-9) and Sirens and Sea Monsters (-0930-2) by Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99 each, 8-11). And The Wind on Fire reprints The Wind Singer (-1799-2), Slaves of the Mastery (-1800-X) and Firesong (-1801-8) by William Nicholson, illus. by Peter Sís (10-up).
Brundibar ($19.95, 0-7868-0904-3), retold by Tony Kushner, illus. by Maurice Sendak, presents this story based on a Czech opera that was performed by the children of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp. (All ages)
HYPERION/JUMP AT THE SUN
Coming Together: Celebrations for African American Families ($22.99, 0-7868-0753-9) by Harriette Cole and John Pinderhughes collects holiday recipes, crafts and activities. (All ages)
Dancing the Ring Shout! ($15.99, 0-7868-0453-X) by Kim Siegelson, illus. by Lisa Cohen. A boy participates in the celebration marking the last day of the harvest. (5-8)
Fishing Day ($15.99, 0-7868-0766-0) by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Shane W. Evans. Set in the Jim Crow South, this tells of a black boy who fishes with his mother alongside a white boy and his father. (5-9)
Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone: The Brown v. Board of Education Decision ($15.99, 0-7868-0821-7), ed. by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by Curtis James, compiles 10 stories and poems by children's book authors. (10-up)
Board Book Reprint
A Child Is Born ($6.99, 0-7868-1840-9) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Floyd Cooper (up to 4).
Willimena Rules! starts up with How to Lose Your Class Pet ($3.99, 0-7868-1322-9) by Valerie Wilson Wesley, illus. by Maryn Roos (7-10). And The Cheetah Girls adds Livin' Large (-1789-5) and Supa-Dupa Sparkle (-1790-9) by Deborah Gregory ($9.99 each, 8-12).
The Alphazeds ($19.95, 0-7868-0865-9) by Shirley Glaser, illus. by Milton Glaser, introduces the alphabet and the art of typography. (All ages)
The Wish List ($16.95, 0-7868-1863-8) by Eoin Colfer. A girl is given the chance to right her wrongs. (12-up)
The Amulet of Samarkand ($17.95, 0-7868-1859-X) by Jona-than Stroud introduces the Bartimaeus Trilogy (10-up).
Spy Kids Adventures continues with Mall of the Universe (0-7868-1803-4), Spy TV (-1804-2), Superstar Spies (-1805-0) and Freeze Frame (-1806-9) by Elizabeth Lenhard, based on characters by Robert Rodriguez ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Summerland ($8.99, 0-7868-1615-5) by Michael Chabon (all ages).
Amelia Rules: The Whole World's Crazy ($14.95, 0-7434-7503-8) by Jimmy Gownley is a graphic novel. (9-15)
The Fighting Fantasy debuts with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (0-7434-7511-9) and The Citadel of Chaos (-7510-0) by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone ($5.99 each, 10-15); Micronauts adds The Time Traveler Trilogy: Book 2 (-7466-X) by Steve Lyons ($6.99, 10-15); Transformers welcomes Book 2: Annihilation (-7442-2) by Scott Ciencin ($6.99, 10-15)
The First Christmas ($14.95, 0-8249-5469-6) by Carol Heyer tells the Nativity story. (5-8)
The Christmas Garland ($14.95, 0-8249-5460-2) by Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger, illus. by Lucy Corvino, relays the legend about the straw that grows in the fields around Bethlehem. (5-8)
The Star-Spangled Banner ($16.95, 0-8249-5462-9) by Amy Winstead, illus. by Bob Dacey and Debra Bandelin, offers a fictionalized account of the night Francis Scott Key penned the national anthem. (5-8)
A Snowman Named Just Bob ($14.95, 0-8249-5860-8) by Mark Kimball Moulton, illus. by Karen Hillard Crouch. A snowman comes to life and imparts a message about the importance of friendship. (5-8)
The Visit ($14.95, 0-8249-8589-4) by Mark Kimball Moulton, illus. by Susan Winget, is the story of Clement C. Moore's writing of "The Night Before Christmas." (5-8)
The ABCs of Halloween ($8.95, 0-8249-5467-X) by Patricia Reeder Eubank. Two black cats introduce letters and Halloween words. (5-8)
The Story of... by Patricia A. Pingry adds The Story of Creation ($7.95, 0-8249-6504-3), illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett (3-5); and The Story of the Loaves & Fishes (-6518-3), illus. by Venturi-Pickett; The Story of Gettysburg (-6503-5), illus. by Stephanie Britt; and The Story of Thomas Jefferson (-6502-7), illus. by Meredith Johnson ($6.95 each, 3-5). New P.K. Hallinan Board Books are Happy Birthday! (-5453-X), Forever Friends (-5454-8), My Brother and I (-5455-6) and My Sister and I (-5456-4) by P.K. Hallinan ($7.95 each, 3-5).
How Do I Love You?: Como te amo? ($3.95, 0-8249-5471-8) by P.K. Hallinan is a bilingual edition of this book. (3-5)
One Baby Jesus: Un nino dios ($3.95,
-5472-6) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Wendy Edelson, is a bilingual holiday story based on "The Twelve Days of Christmas." (3-5)
IDEALS/CANDY CANE PRESS
Countdown to Christmas ($9.95, 0-8249-6505-1) by Patricia Reeder Eubank is a lift-the-flap holiday counting book. (3-5)
Frosty the Snowman ($6.95, 0-8249-6500-0) by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson, illus. by Rebecca Thornburgh, is a board book presenting this song. (3-5)
The Errant Knight ($15.95, 0-9701907-6-X) by Ann Tompert, illus. by Doug Keith. A knight who sets out to serve his king is repeatedly diverted from his mission when he helps those in need. (5-10)
INNER TRADITIONS/BEAR & COMPANY/ BEAR CUB BOOKS
How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head ($15.95, 1-59143-021-6) by Harish Johari and Vatsala Sperling, illus. by Pieter Weltevrede, focuses on this character from Indian lore. (6-9)
The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer: A Huichol Indian Story ($15.95, 1-59143-016-X) by James Endredy, illus. by María Hernández de la Cruz and Casimiro de la Cruz López, adapts a traditional tale about a child who connects with the powers of nature. (6-9)
INNER TRADITIONS/BEAR & COMPANY/BINDU BOOKS
Teen Psychic: Exploring Your Intuitive Spiritual Powers ($14.95, 0-89281-094-7) by Julie Tallard Johnson contains quizzes, meditations and exercises to introduce teens to their intuitive powers. (12-17)
My Christmas Shape Sorter Book ($14.99, 1-58476-208-X), illus. by Christine Mau. Children fit shaped pieces into corresponding holes on the pages of this holiday book. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)
Tie Your Shoes Rocket Style/Bunny Ears ($9.99, 1-58476-207-1), illus. by Linda Solovic. Photographic instructions and two shoe-tying boards help youngsters learn to tie their shoes. (4-7)
Roll-a-Rama: Scavenger Hunt Game ($15.99, 1-58476-204-7), illus. by David Semple, challenges kids to find hidden objects in 10 "rolling" scenes. (4-up)
Tote-Along Soft Shapes offers My Purse (1-58476-213-6) and My Shaving Kit (-212-8), illus. by Bob Filipowich ($9.99 each, 1-4). New Memory Match Game Books are Letter Hunt (-205-5) and Number Hunt (-206-3) by Shelley Delice ($9.99 each, 3-7). Fairytale Games ($14.99, -209-8) by Linda Bronson joins Spin, Read & Play (4-7). Now I'm Reading! continues with Playful Pals (-203-9) by Nora Gaydos, illus. by BB Sams; and Math Madness (-168-7) by Gaydos ($14.99 each, 4-7). And Code Master gains Rainforest Adventure ($19.99, -211-X) by Susan Ring, illus. by John Patrick and John Buerling (7-up).
One Christmas Story ($16.95, 0-9741800-0-9) by Stephan J. Harper, illus. by Joy Steuerwald. On Christmas Eve, Santa asks an angel to help out when he discovers he has forgotten one good little girl. (5-9)
A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Folk Tales ($13.95, 1-56656-525-1), retold by Lawrence Millman, illus. by Timothy White, is a collection of Eskimo folk tales. (10-up)
Island of the Minotaur: The Greek Myths of Ancient Crete ($19.95, 1-56656-531-6) by Sheldon Oberman, illus. by Blair Drawson, retells Minoan myths as one continuous story. (8-14)
Everyday Graces: A Child's Book of Good Manners ($25, 1-932236-09-0), ed. by Karen Santorum, illus. by Sam Torode, includes excerpts from the writings of a variety of authors. (3-up)
The National Review Treasury of Classic Children's Literature ($29.95, 0-9627841-5-X), selected by William F. Buckley Jr., collects stories by such writers as Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll and Louisa May Alcott. (6-up)
Adam and Eve's First Sunset: God's New Day ($17.95, 1-58023-177-2) by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg. At sunset, Adam and Eve fear that God is taking away the sun. (6-up)
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Abraham Joshua Heschel: Man of Spirit, Man of Action ($14.95, 0-8276-0758-X) by Or Rose is a biography of this theologian, rabbi and civil rights activist. (9-up)
The Day the Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic ($9.95, 0-8276-0757-1), retold by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Monique Passicot (8-up).
Play Fair, Little Bear ($5.49, 1-57924-887-X) by Kathleen Allan-Meyer, illus. by Elaine Garvin. When he runs in a race, Little Bear learns the importance of following the rules. (2-6)
Tommy's Clubhouse ($6.49, 1-57924-993-0) by Sharon Hambrick, illus. by Maurie Manning. The president of the Boys Are Great Club helps his neighbors. (6-7)
Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs ($6.49, 1-57924-970-1) by Rebecca Davis, illus. by Kyle Henry, is a biography of this author of many hymns. (7-9)
The Slide ($6.49, 1-57924-967-1) by Catherine Farnes. Taren reconciles with her father, who has rejected her for years. (12-up)
Jericho Ride ($6.49, 1-57934-968-X) by Betty Gaard, illus. by Sandy Rabinowitz. At Camp Jericho in Texas, Tony encounters mysterious activity. (9-12)
The Seventh One ($6.49, 1-57924-981-7) by Elizabeth Yates (12-up).
JUST US BOOKS
Afro-Bets continues with Afro-Bets Book of Opposites (0-940975-11-4) and Afro-Bets Book of Seasons (-15-7) by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illus. by Howard Simpson ($4.95 each, 3-6). And Poetry from the Masters debuts with The Pioneers ($9.95, -96-3) by Wade Hudson (9-up).
Martha Washington ($10.95, 0-940975-93-9) by James Haskins (9-up).