| 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 |
SIMON & SCHUSTER
A Is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women ($16.95, 0-689-85819-1) by Lynne Cheney, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, offers an alphabetic celebration of women throughout America's history. (All ages)
Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story: Book and CD ($18.95, 0-689-86237-7) by Romare Bearden tells of a young slave who joins the Union army as a drummer boy after learning he is free. (All ages)
Turn! Turn! Turn! Book and CD ($17.95, 0-689-85235-5) by Pete Seeger, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin, presents this song and a CD featuring two versions of it. (All ages)
O Come, All Ye Faithful ($16.95, 0-689-85967-8), illus. by David Christiana, uses this carol to depict what it took to assemble the animals for the first manger scene. (All ages)
Just for You, Just for Me ($14.95, 0-689-85963-5) collects stories from Nick Jr. Family Magazine. (2-5)
Mouse's First Day of School ($12.95, 0-689-84727-0) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan, portrays Mouse's classroom adventure. (2-6)
Come Along, Kitten ($15.95, 0-689-83164-1) by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Susan Winter, tells of a carefree kitten and her trusty hound friend. (2-6)
Little Bunny's Christmas Tree ($12.95, 0-689-84342-9) by Jeanne Modesitt, illus. by Robin Spowart. Little Bunny and her brother search for the perfect tree. (2-6)
Little Red ($15.95, 0-689-84340-2) by Sarah Ferguson, illus. by Sam Williams. Little Red and her friends help rescue a bunny. (3-6)
What Santa Can't Do ($15.95, 0-689-86171-0) by Douglas Wood, illus. by Doug Cushman. Among other things, he can't drive a car, since that would hurt his reindeer's feelings. (3-8)
Just a Minute ($15.95, 0-689-83374-1) by Bonny Becker, illus. by Jack E. Davis. Johnny imagines that he's grown up and has kids of his own when his mother is gone for more than the minute she has promised. (4-8)
The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide ($16.95, 0-689-82640-0) by Linda Ashman, illus. by David Small. Intrepid travelers outsmart beastly creatures. (4-8)
Go Track a Yak! ($15.95, 0-689-83789-5) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Tim Raglin. Papa hunts for yak juice to save his baby from a scheming witch. (5-7)
I Dream of Trains ($16.95, 0-689-82609-5) by Angela Johnson, illus. by Loren Long. A boy at the turn of the 20th century dreams of traveling with his hero, Casey Jones. (5-7)
A Chill in the Air: Nature Poems for Fall and Winter ($15.95, 0-689-83923-5) by John Frank, illus. by Mike Reed, collects 22 seasonal poems. (5-7)
I'm a Manatee: Book and CD ($17.95, 0-689-85427-7) by John Lithgow, illus. by Ard Hoyt, presents an undersea adventure. (5-8)
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda's Secret ($9.95, 0-689-85754-3) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black offers the third part of this serial tale about siblings in a house inhabited by faeries. (6-10)
Moongobble and Me: The Dragon of Doom ($14.95, 0-689-85754-3) by Katherine Coville. An assistant magician and his master face a dragon. (6-10)
Roanoke: The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History ($16.95, 0-689-82321-5) by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple, illus. by Roger Roth. What became of the first English colonists in North America? (6-up)
Put Your Eyes Up Here and Other School Poems ($16.95, 0-689-81117-9) by Kalli Dakos, illus. by G. Brian Karas, is a collection of poems set in school. (7-11)
Escaping the Giant Wave ($15.95, 0-689-85272-X) by Peg Kehret. When an earthquake on the Oregon coast causes a tsunami, Kyle and his sister must fight for their lives. (8-12)
Skinny-Dipping at Monster Lake ($16.95, 0-689-85150-2) by Bill Wallace. Kent's search for a legendary "monster" leads to unexpected adventure. (8-12)
Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold ($16.95, 0-689-84613-4), ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, compiles traditional stories. (8-12)
Race for the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore ($15.95, 0-689-84554-5) by Dan Gutman. A boy helps the Wright Brothers build their flying machine and takes to the air himself. (8-12)
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book ($16.95, 0-689-84180-9), ed. by Gary Paulsen, collects 10 tales celebrating the power of books. (10-14)
Little Vampire Goes to School (0-689-85717-9) and Little Vampire Does Kung Fu! (-85769-1) by Joann Sfar are tales about a vampire living in a haunted mansion filled with monsters ($12.95 each, 10-up).
Zigzag ($16.95, 0-689-84996-6) by Ellen Wittlinger. On a road trip, a girl discovers her country—and herself. (12-up)
Escape from Memory ($16.95, 0-689-85421-8) by Margaret Peterson Haddix. When her mother disappears, Kira's mysterious "aunt" sweeps her off to an unknown country. (12-up)
Earth: Our Planet in Space, Revised Ed. (0-689-83562-0) and The Moon, Revised Ed. (-83563-9) by Seymour Simon are updated editions with new photos ($17.95 each, 12-up).
Rainbow High ($16.95, 0-689-85477-3) by Alex Sanchez is a sequel to Rainbow Boys. (12-up)
My Cup Runneth Over: The Life of Angelica Cookson Potts ($14.95, 0-689-86546-5) by Cherry Whytock is the tale of a girl who loves food and a boy who doesn't know she exists. (12-up)
This Vast Land: A Young Man's Journal of the Louis and Clark Expedition ($17.95, 0-689-86448-5) by Stephen E. Ambrose presents the fictional diary of a teen who accompanied these explorers. (13-up)
Ready-to-Read offers Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase ($14.95, 0-689-81172-1) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Carolyn Bracken in the style of Suçie Stevenson (5-7). The Lighthouse Family adds The Whale ($14.95, -84881-1) by Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels (6-10). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist debuts with Lunch Walks Among Us ($14.95, -86291-1) by James Benton (7-10). Class Pets issues Survival School ($14.95, -84657-6) by Frank Asch, illus. by John Kanzler (7-11). The Adventures of Samuel Blackthorne kicks off with The Case of the Cat with the Missing Ear. ($15.95, -85861-2) by Scott Emerson, illus. by Viv Mullett (8-12). And The Book of Sorahb opens with Flame ($16.95, -85413-7) by Hilari Bell (12-up).
Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies: Classic Ed. ($17.95, 0-689-85719-5) by Johnny Gruelle (5-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
Fires of Jubilee ($4.99, 0-689-85528-1) by Alison Hart. A teenage former slave tries to make sense of her life and her parents' disappearance after the Civil War. (8-12)
Tomb Raider II: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life ($4.99, 0-689-86387-X) by Nancy Krulik features the heroine of the movie Tomb Raider. (8-12)
O'Dwyer & Grady Starring in Tough Act to Follow ($4.99, 0-689-84920-6) by Eileen Heyes. These two 1930s child actors search for missing treasure. (9-12)
The Troll Queen ($4.99, 0-689-85833-7) by John Vornholt is a sequel to The Troll King. (10-up)
Ready to Read gains Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (0-689-85813-2) by Jeannie Winston; and Twins in the Park (-85742-X) and Twins Take a Bath (-85740-3) by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Sam Williams ($3.99 each, 3-5); Robin Hill School: The Counting Race) and The Pumpkin Patch (-85874-4) by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon; Wind (-85443-9) and Snow (-85437-4) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace; and Pets to the Rescue: Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friend: A True Story (-83441-1) by Andrew Clements ($3.99 each, 4-6); Pigeon Hero! (-85486-2) by Shirley Raye Redmond, illus. by Doris Ettlinger; Childhood of Famous Americans: Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers (-85635-0) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Bert Dodson; and A Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr. (-85397-1) by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Rodney S. Pate ($3.99 each, 5-7); Stories of Famous Americans: Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train (-85480-3) by Sharon Gayle, illus. by Felicia Marshall; and Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier (-85575-3) by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Alan and Lea Daniel ($3.99 each, 6-8).
New Ready-for Chapters are Third-Grade Detectives: The Secret of the Green Skin (0-689-85378-5) and The Case of the Dirty Clue (-86357-8) by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Sal Murdocca; Prairie Skies: Our Kansas Home (-84353-4) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Patrick Faricy; Carolyn Keene's The Nancy Drew Notebooks: The Day Camp Disaster (-85695-4) and The Carousel Mystery (-86342-X), both illus. by Paul Casale; and Turkey Trouble (-85696-2), illus. by Jan Naimo Jones; Brave Kids: True Stories from America's Past: Robert Henry Hendershot (-84980-X) by Susan Goodman, illus. by Doris Ettlinger; Alien Cones from Outer Space: Food Fight! (-82345-2) by H.B. Homzie, illus. by Matt Phillips; and The Stink Squad: The African Sniffari (-85701-2) by Katherine Pebley O'Neal, illus. by Daryll Collins ($3.99 each, 6-9); The Lighthouse Family: The Storm ($3.99, -84882-X) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels (6-10); Fletcher Mysteries: The Mystery of Too Many Elvises (-86156-7) and The Cool Ghoul Mystery (-86159-1) by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein; The Unicorn's Secret: Castle Avamir (-85372-6) and The Journey Home (-85374-2) by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Omar Rayyan; and Milestone Books: A Three-Minute Speech: Lincoln's Remarks at Gettysburg (-85622-9) by Jennifer Armstrong, illus. by Albert Lorenz; Nellie Bly: A Name to Be Reckoned With (-85573-7) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Rebecca Guay; and Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone (-85922-8) by Gary Soto, illus. by Lori Lohstoeter ($3.99 each, 7-10); Childhood of Famous Americans: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom (-85745-4) by Kathleen Kudlinski, illus. by Meryl Henderson; Nancy Drew: Danger on the Great Lakes (-86146-X), A Taste of Danger (-86154-0) and Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland (-86182-6) by Caroline Keene; The Hardy Boys: Typhoon Island (-85884-1), Double Jeopardy (-85780-2) and The Secret of the Soldier's Gold (-85885-X) by Franklin W. Dixon; Witch: The Witch's Eye (-85380-7) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Pirate Hunter: Heart of Steele (-85298-3) by Brad Strickland and Thomas Fuller; and The Keepers: A Wizard Named Nell (-85591-5) and The Wizard's Apprentice (-85592-3) by Jackie French Koller ($4.99 each, 8-12); Rosie in New York City: Gotcha! (-85714-4) and Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball! (-85715-2) by Carol Matas ($4.99 each, 9-12); The Troll King Trilogy: The Troll Treasure ($4.99, -85834-5) by John Vornholt (10-14); and Pendragon: The Never War (0-7434-3733-0) and The Reality Bug (-3734-9) by D.J. MacHale ($5.99 each, 10-up).
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream (0-689-83419-5) by Deloris Jordan with Roslyn Jordan, illus. by Kadir Nelson; and The Wonderful Happens (-86355-1) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Coco Dowley ($6.99 each, all ages); Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear? ($6.99, -86233-4) by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Bruce Degen (2-6); Mouse's First Christmas ($5.99, -86348-9) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan (2-6); Who Was Born This Special Day? (-85955-4) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Leonid Gore; and I Knew Two Who Said Moo: A Counting and Rhyming Book (-85935-X) by Judi Barrett, illus. by Daniel Moreton ($6.99 each, 3-6); Pearl's Eight Days of Chanukah (-86453-1) by Jane Breskin Zalben and Wild Child (-86349-7) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Greg Couch ($6.99 each, 3-8); Bedhead (-86002-1) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Jack E. Davis; and Where Have the Unicorns Gone? (-86359-4) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Ruth Sanderson ($6.99 each, 4-8); Pigs at Odds: Fun with Math and Games ($5.99, -86144-3) by Amy Axelrod, illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally (4-9); and The Remarkable Farkle McBride ($6.99, -83541-8) by John Lithgow, illus. by C.F. Payne ($6.99, 5-8).
Also, Undercurrents (0-689-85994-5) by Willo Davis Roberts; The Monster's Ring: A Magic Shop Book, Revised 20th Anniversary Ed. (-85692-X) by Bruce Coville, illus. by Katherine Coville; Stubby and the Puppy Pack to the Rescue (0-7434-2695-9) by Nikki Wallace, illus. by John Steven Gurney; The Beloved Dearly (0-689-86354-3) by Doug Cooney, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi; The Jacket (-86010-2) by Andrew Clements, illus. by McDavid Henderson; Dangling (-86350-0) by Lillian Eige; Rising Water (-86356-X) by P.J. Petersen; Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs (-86347-0) by Betsy Hearne; Recycling George (-86351-9) by Stephen Roos; Saffy's Angel (-84934-6) by Hilary McKay; Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare (0-7434-0640-0) by Carol Wallace and Bill Wallace; Bigger (0-689-86003-X) by Patricia Calvert; Blowfish Live in the Sea (0-689-86250-4) by Paula Fox; and Miss Switch Online (-86028-5) by Barbara Brooks Wallace ($4.99 each, 8-12); Green Boy ($4.99, -84760-2) by Susan Cooper (9-12); and Among the Betrayed ($4.99, -83909-X) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (9-14).
Paperback Series Reprints
Aladdin Classics issues The Raven and Other Writings ($4.99, 0-689-86352-7) by Edgar Allan Poe, foreword by Avi (all ages). My First Raggedy Ann reprints Raggedy Ann and the Birthday Surprise ($6.99, -86013-7) by Stephanie True Peters, illus. by Kathryn Mitter (3-7). Let's Try It Out offers Let's Try It Out in the Air (-86011-0) and Let's Try It Out in the Water (-86012-9) by Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteux, illus. by Doug Cushman (4-8). Ready-to-Read reprints Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House ($3.99, -83445-4) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Carolyn Bracken (5-7). Outside and Inside adds Outside and Inside Dinosaurs ($6.99, -85778-0) by Sandra Markle (5-9). New to Tales from the House of Bunnicula is Howie Munroe and the Doghouse of Doom ($5.99, -83952-9) by James Howe, illus. by Brett Helquist (7-10). New Ready-for-Chapters are Class Pets: The Ghost of P.S. 42 ($3.99, -84652-5) by Frank Asch, illus. by John Kanzler (7-11); and The Four Ugly Cats of Apartment 3-D ($3.99, -86353-5) by Marilyn Sachs, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger (8-10). The World of Alice issues Boxed Set ($19.95, -03028-2) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (8-12). And The Tillerman Cycle reprints Homecoming (-86361-6), Dicey's Song (-86362-4) and A Solitary Blue (-86360-8) by Cynthia Voigt ($5.99 each, 10-14).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
Two eggs, please ($15.95, 0-689-83196-X) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Betsy Lewin. Everyone in the diner wants eggs cooked in a different way. (3-6)
Henry Bear's Christmas ($16.95, 0-689-83196-X) by David McPhail depicts Henry's quest for the perfect Christmas tree. (4-8)
Alice in Blunderland ($15.95, 0-689-84397-6) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Alice blunders through fourth grade in this prequel to the Alice series. (7-up)
Rebel ($15.95, 0-689-85073-5) by Willo Davis Roberts. In this mystery, a stubborn girl and her friend investigate bizarre events. (8-12)
The Perils of Peppermints ($16.95, 0-689-85043-3) by Barbara Brooks Wallace is a sequel to Peppermints in the Parlor. (8-12)
Iqbal ($15.95, 0-689-85445-5) by Francesco D'Adamo, trans. by Ann Leonori. In this novel based on a true story of a Pakistani child, a boy brings hope to child workers in a carpet factory. (8-12)
The Nobel Book of Answers: The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions ($14.95, 0-689-86310-1), ed. by Bettina Stiekel. Jimmy Carter contributes an introduction to this volume. (10-up)
Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials ($18.95, 0-689-84864-1) by Marc Aronson chronicles these trials. (12-up)
13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen ($16.95, 0-689-82863-2), ed. by James Howe, contains tales by authors who write for young adults. (12-up)
Breath ($16.95, 0-689-86174-5) by Donna Jo Napoli. In this re-imagining of the Pied Piper tale, a boy is the sole survivor of an outbreak of madness. (12-up)
Hard Time ($16.95, 0-689-85424-2) by Julian F. Thompson. A boy, girl and leprechaun discover what it means to do hard time in this look at juvenile justice. (12-up)
New Scribner Storybook Classics are Robin Hood (0-689-85467-6) by Paul Creswick and Treasure Island (-85468-4) by Robert Louis Stevenson, both illus. by N.C. Wyeth ($18.95 each, all ages). Outside and Inside continues with Outside and Inside Big Cats ($16.95, -82299-5) by Sandra Markle (5-9). And Tales from the House of Bunnicula adds The Amazing Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog ($9.95, -85633-4) by James Howe, illus. by Brett Helquist (7-9).
The Immortals reissues Emperor Mage (0-689-85613-X) and Realms of the Gods (-86209-1) by Tamora Pierce ($10.95 each, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/JACKSON
Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a ($16.95, 0-689-84932-X) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Vera Rosenberry. A bird's warning saves the life of a human baby in this lullaby of rural India. (3-6)
Daisy 1, 2, 3 ($15.95, 0-689-85457-9) by Peter Catalanotto is a companion to Matthew A.B.C. (4-6)
Penguin and Little Blue ($15.95, 0-689-84415-8) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Katherine Tillotson. Two performing penguins dream of quitting show business and returning to Antarctica. (4-7)
The Racecar Alphabet ($15.95, 0-689-85457-9) by Brian Floca is an alphabet book inspired by racecars throughout history. (4-7)
The Crying Rocks ($16.95, 0-689-85319-X) by Janet Taylor Lisle introduces a girl on a quest to discover the history of her people. (12-up)
Ready-to-Read introduces Fitch & Chip: New Pig in Town (0-689-84950-8) and When Pigs Fly (-84681-6) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Frank Ansley ($14.95 each, 6-8). And Minnie and Moo return in Minnie and Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World ($16.95, -85330-0) by Denys Cazet (7-10).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/SCHWARTZ
Peace ($11.95, 0-689-86676-3) by Vladimir Radunsky reveals what peace looks, tastes and feels like to children all over the world. (All ages)
My Big Sister ($14.95, 0-689-85479-X) by Valorie Fisher is a companion to My Big Brother. (3-6)
Olivia and the Missing Toy ($16.95, 0-689-85291-6) by Ian Falconer. Who took Olivia's favorite stuffed animal? (3-7)
The Snowflake Sisters ($16.95, 0-689-85029-8) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Lisa Desimini, follows the holiday adventures of two snowflakes. (4-8)
It's a Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook ($16.95, 0-689-84493-X) by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Each night of the holiday, Owen's grandmother tells a story. (4-8)
Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life ($19.95, 0-689-83549-3) by Candace Fleming recounts this man's many accomplishments. (10-14)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Titles in Spanish
Muu. beee. ¡así fue! (Moo, Baa, La La La!) (0-689-86302-0) and Azul el sombrero, verde el sombrero (Blue Hat, Green Hat) (-86304-7) by Sandra Boynton ($5.99 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.); Lléname de gracia (Give Me Grace): A Classic Board Book ($6.99, -86305-5) by Cynthia Rylant (2-5); and Buenas noches, maripositas (Good Night, Sweet Butterflies) ($10.95, -86466-3) by Dawn Bentley, concept by Melanie Gerth, illus. by Heather Cahoon (3-7).
Series in Spanish
Pistas de Blue (Blue's Clues) by Angela Santomero presents Buenas noches, Blue (Good Night, Blue): Super Chubby Board Book, (-86309-8) illus. by Jenine Pontillo ($4.99, 2-5); and Blue va a la escuela (Blue Goes to School) ($3.50 paper, -86308-X), illus. by David Levy (3-7). And Dora la Exploradora (Dora the Explorer) by Sarah Willson issues La mochila de Dora (Dora's Backpack) (-86306-3), illus. by Robert Roper; and Estrellita (Little Star) (-86307-1), illus. by the Thompson Bros. ($3.50 each paper, 3-6).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON
Robert Sabuda's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up ($24.95, 0-689-84743-2) by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Robert Sabuda, features pop-up art. (All ages)
Osh Kosh B'Gosh Cloth Books: Baby Animals ($12.95, 0-689-86369-1, up to 2) and Opposites ($12.95, -85723-3, 6 mos.- 3 yrs.) are interactive books featuring various textures.
Googly Eyes Board Books: Five Little Monsters (0-689-85829-9) and Dinosaur Sleep (-85830-2) by Jessica Nickelson, illus. by Matt Novak, contain glow-in-the-dark googly eyes. (1-4)
Paper-over-Board Plus: My Big Busy Book ($10.95, 0-689-85966-X, 1-4) by Mark Oliver is an activity book with flaps, tabs and sounds. (1-4)
Board Books Plus: The Brightest Star ($6.99, 0-689-85386-6) by Alyssa Satin Capucelli, illus. by Clare Beaton; and Santa (-85213-4) and Angel (-85214-2) by Saviour Pirotta, illus. by Bettina Paterson ($4.95 each) are holiday tales featuring art with foil detailing (1-4).
Cuddle Me Board Books: Reindeer Games (-85390-4) and Snowtime Fun (-85391-2) by Melanie Mitchell are fleece-covered board books with winter themes ($6.99 each, 1-4).
Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy! a touch, skritch, & tickle book ($11.95, 0-689-86363-2) by Sandra Boynton features animals and textured pages. (1-5)
Gatefold Book: Hey Diddle Riddle: A Silly Nursery Rhyme Flap Book ($7.99, 0-689-85106-5) by Wendi Silvano, illus. by Tad Hills. Gatefold flaps reveal the answers to riddles. (3-6)
Prismatic Sticker Books: It Must Be Halloween (0-689-85024-7) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Barry Gott; and Who'll Light the Chanukah Candles? (-85025-5) by Mackall, illus. by Keiko Motoyama, are holiday tales with prismatic stickers ($4.99 each, 3-7).
Paper-Over-Board Plus: The 12 Days of Christmas ($9.99, 0-689-84976-1), illus. by Tad Hills. This spin on the Christmas carol stars a gift-giving pig. (4-8)
Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees: A Classic Collectible Pop-up ($19.95, 0-689-85775-6), based on the story by Johnny Gruelle, illustrations adapted and paper engineering by Kees Moerbeek (all ages); and Mouse's First Halloween: A Classic Board Book ($7.99, -85584-2) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan (2-6).
Peanuts Baby Snoopy issues Shaped Cloth Books: Sleepy Time (0-689-86364-0) and Hello, World! (-86365-9) ($7.99 each, 6 mos.-4 yrs.); and Baby Snoopy Puppy Days ($3.99, -85900-7), based on the comic strip and characters created by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Lizzie Mack, illustrations adapted by Tom Brannon (3-5). Peanuts, based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, presents Board Books Plus: Snoopy's Feelings (-85662-8) and Woodstock in Action (-85663-6), illustrations adapted by Tom Brannon ($5.99 each, 1-4); Plush Backpack Books: Beagle Scout Snoopy (-85855-8) and Woodstock (-85856-6), illustrations adapted by Peter and Nick LoBianco ($6.99 each, 1-4); Jumbo Shaped Board Book: Charlie Brown & Snoopy ($7.99, -85783-7), illustrations adapted by Peter and Nick LoBianco (1-4); Boxed Set: Snoopy's Doghouse Library ($10.95, -85854-X), illustrations adapted by Peter and Nick LoBianco (1-4). Classic Raggedy Ann & Andy adds An ABC Adventure: A Lift-the-Flap Board Book ($10.95, -84437-9) by Alison Inches, illus. by Alison Winfield (2-5). And new Look Baby! Board Books are Baby Pets (-85313-0) and Christmas Baby (-85314-9) by Margaret Miller ($5.99 each, 2-5).
Matchbox rolls on with Hero City Preschool Pop-up: Ice Mountain ($7.99, 0-689-85981-3) by Darice Bailer, illus. by Jesus Redondo and Ivan & Moxo, paper engineering by William Wolff (3-7); Hero City Vinyl Sticker Book: Ready, Rescue! ($5.99, -86236-9) by Cecile Schoberle, illus. by Redondo and Ivan & Moxo (3-7); Hero City 8x8 Paperbacks: Police on Patrol (-85896-5), illus. by Redondo and Marc Mones; Three Alarm-Fire! (-85897-3), illus. by Joe Ewers and Steve Mitchell; Rescue at Hero Lake (-86367-5), illus. by Redondo and Ivan & Moxo; and Hero Copter (-86386-1), illus. by Isidre Mones and Mitchell ($3.50 each paper, 3-7); License Plate Books:Tow! (-85972-4), Motor Cop (-85971-6), Chopper (-86196-6), Plow (-86200-8) and Ambulance (-86366-7) by Darice Bailer, illus. by Isidre Mones and Steve Mitchell ($6.99 each, 3-7); and Hero City Ready-to-Reads: Everyday Heroes (-85899-X) by Cecile Schoberle, illus. by Rick Courtney, Joe Ewers and Paul Lopez; and To the Rescue! (-85898-1) by Schoberle, illus. by Isidre and Marc Mones ($3.99 each paper, 4-6).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/MCELDERRY
Soccer Beat ($15.95, 0-689-84580-4) by Sandra Gilbert Brüg, illus. by Elizabeth Moseng. Two animal teams square off on the soccer field. (3-6)
Counting Christmas ($14.95, 0-689-84925-7) by Karen Katz. Children prepare for Christmas in this counting tale. (3-6)
Go! Go! Maria! What It's Like to Be 1 ($16.95, 0-689-83258-3) by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley, is a companion to Hello Benny! What It's Like to Be a Baby. (3-7)
A Frog in the Bog ($16.95, 0-689-84081-0) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Joan Rankin, tells what happens when the "log" a frog has been sitting on wants to make a meal out of him. (3-7)
I Am Not Going to School Today ($16.95, 0-689-83913-8) by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Jan Ormerod. A boy discovers that his first day of school isn't as scary as he expected. (4-8)
"Hallo-what?" ($14.95, 0-689-84795-5) by Christel Desmoinaux. A young witch learns about Halloween. (4-8)
Touching the Sky: The Flying Adventures of Wilbur and Orville Wright ($18.95, 0-689-84876-5) by Louise Borden and Trish Marx, illus. by Peter Fiore, documents the lives and achievements of this duo. (5-8)
The Legend of Saint Nicholas ($19.95, 0-689-84681-9) by Demi. Gilded artwork accompanies the life story of this saint. (5-10)
Muhammad ($19.95, 0-689-85264-9) by Demi, foreword by Laleh Bakhtiar, relates the life of the Prophet. (7-10)
Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions ($17.95, 0-689-85512-5) by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Julie Paschkis, presents poetry exploring the origins and lore of superstitions. (7-10)
Shadows on the Sea ($16.95, 0-689-84926-5) by Joan Hiatt Harlow. In this mystery set during WWII, a girl begins to suspect the people she trusts most of treason. (8-12)
Predicktions ($16.95, 0-689-84564-2) by John Halliday. Four sixth graders save their friendship and their town. (8-12)
Feast of Fools ($15.95, 0-689-86512-0) by Bridget Crowley. A chorus boy in medieval times tries to solve a murder in a cathedral. (10-14)
Aleutian Sparrow ($16.95, 0-689-86189-3) by Karen Hesse uses poetry to tell the story of the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian
Islands during WWII. (10-14)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/PULSE
Hard Cash ($5.99, 0-689-85905-8) by Kate Cann. Rich sacrifices his grades, his parents' respect and a fulfilling relationship for a glamorous lifestyle. (16-up)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch adds What a Doll! (0-689-85580-X) and Christmas Crisis (-85582-6) by Nancy Krulik, Now and Again (-85581-8) by David Cody Weiss and Bobbi J.G. Weiss and Special Ed.: Ten Little Witches (-86439-6) by Paul Ruditis ($4.99 each, 9-14). Mates, Dates... continues with Mates, Dates, and Sleepover Secrets ($4.99, -85991-0) by Cathy Hopkins (12-up). Charmed issues Mirror Image (-85790-X) by Jeff Mariotte, Between Worlds (-85792-6) by Bobbi J.G. Weiss and Jacklyn Wilson, Truth and Consequences (-85791-8) by Cameron Dokey and Seasons of the Witch, Vol. 1 (-86545-7) ($5.99 each, 12-up). Wicked offers Curse (0-7434-2697-5) and Spellbound (-2699-1) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié ($5.99 each, 16-up). New to Francine Pascal's Fearless are Chase (0-689-85765-9), Lust (-85766-7) and Freak (-85767-5), plus three Double Editions ($5.99 each, 16-up).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer returns in Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 3 ($9.99, 0-689-86436-1, 16-up), Chaos Bleeds (0-7434-2767-X) by James Moore and Mortal Fear (-2771-8) by Scott and Denise Ciencin ($6.99 each, 16-up); The Script Book, Season Three, Vol. 1 (0-689-86016-1) and Vol. 2 (-86343-2) ($14.99 each, 16-up); and The Quotable Slayer ($5.99, 0-7434-1017-3), compiled by Micol Ostow and Steve Brezenoff (16-up). Joining Angel are Fearless (-86431-0) by Doranna Durgin and Solitary Man (-86015-3) by Jeff Mariotte ($5.99 each, 16-up). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Meets Angel gains Cursed (-689-86437-X) by Mel Odom and Seven Crows (-86014-5) by John Vornholt ($6.99 each, 16-up). New Roswell titles are Nightscape (-85521-4) by Kevin Ryan, Pursuit (-85522-2) and Turnabout (-86410-8) by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin ($5.99 each, 16-up). Samurai Girl welcomes The Book of the Pearl (-86432-9) and The Book of the Wind (-86433-7) by Carrie Asai ($6.99 each, 16-up). And The Fallen adds Leviathan (-85306-8) and Aerie (-85307-6) by Thomas E. Sniegowski ($5.99 each, 16-up).
A Solitary Blue ($5.99, 0-689-86434-5) by Cynthia Voigt (10-up); Born Too Short (-86213-X) by Dan Elish, Looking for Red (-86388-8) by Angela Johnson and Simply Alice (-85965-1) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($4.99 each, 12-up); Shattering Glass (-85800-0) by Gail Giles, The Long Night of Leo and Bree (-86335-7) by Ellen Wittlinger and Hanging on to Max (-86268-7) by Margaret Bechard ($6.99 each, 12-up); Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom ($5.99, -86435-3) by Cynthia Voigt (12-up) and America ($7.99, -85772-1) by E.R. Frank (12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SCRIBNER
Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse? ($16.95, 0-7432-2249-0) by Toni and Slade Morrison, illus. by Pascal Lamaître. This picture book, part of a six-book series, puts a new twist on Aesop's fables. (All ages)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Oswald stars in 12 books, including Lift-the-Flap Board Book: The Big Surprise ($5.99, 0-689-85411-0) by J-P Chanda, illus. by Dan Kanemoto (1-3); Jumbo Shaped Board Book: I Love Big City! ($7.99, -85851-5) by Chanda, illus. by Etsu Kahata (1-4); and Ready-to-Read: Hooray for Fall! ($3.99 paper, -85852-3) by Catherine Lukas, illus. by Barry Goldbery (3-5). Baby Blues Clues gains Interactive Cloth Book: I Can Get Dressed! ($17.95, -85977-5) by Lauryn Silverhardt, designed by Guiseppe Castellano; and Book and Blocks Play Set: Blue's Colors ($7.99, -85502-8) by Sonali Fry (1-4). Bob the Builder returns in nine titles, among them three with photos by HOT Animation: Shaped Board Book: Meet Scoop ($5.99, -85776-4) by Krisha McCune (1-4); Vinyl Sticker Book: Get Ready for the Fair! ($5.99, -85859-0), adapted by Phoebe Beinstein (3-6) and Ready-to-Read: Rock-and-Roll Bob ($3.99 paper, -85832-9), adapted by Kim Ostrow (4-6).
Dora the Explorer adds nine titles, including Lift-the-Flap Board Book: Dora's Halloween Adventure ($5.99, -85844-2) by Sarah Willson, illus. by Steve Savitsky (3-5), Board Book with Sound Module: Swiper, No Swiping! ($12.95, -84773-4) by Chris Gifford, illus. by Jason Fruchter (3-7); and Ready-to-Read: Dora in the Deep Sea ($3.99 paper, -85845-0) by Christine Ricci, illus. by Robert Roper (4-6). And The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius continues with eight titles, among them Jimmy's Backpack Book ($6.99, -85978-3, 3-6), 10x8 Paperback: Holly Jolly Jimmy ($5.99 paper, -85846-9) by Adam Beechen, illus. by Natasha Sasic (4-8); and Novelty Paperback: Scrambled Planets! ($6.99, -85493-5) by Beechen, illus. by Sasic (7-11).
Among the five additions to Rugrats are Angelica's Backpack Book ($6.99, 0-689-86181-8, 3-6) and Paper-over-Board Storybook: Diapie Tales ($10.95, -85729-2, 5-9). Blues Clues adds five titles, including Jumbo Paper-over-Board Book: Blue's First 100 Days of School ($13.95, -85492-7) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Victoria Miller (3-7); and 8x8 Paperback: A Blue's Clues Chanukah ($3.99 paper, -85840-X) by Jessica Lissy, illus. by Dan Kanemoto and Jennifer Oxley (3-7). Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House offers 8x8 Paperback: Bear's Trick-or-Treat (-85804-3) by Janelle Cherrington and 8x8 Paperback: Bear's White Christmas (-85805-1) by Catherine Lukas, both illus. by Tom Brannon ($3.99 each paper, 3-7). SpongeBob SquarePants returns in 10 titles, among them Jumbo Shaped Board Book: Meet Patrick ($7.99, -85904-X) by Tricia Boczkowski (4-7); Ready-to-Read: Special Delivery! ($3.99 paper, -85887-6) by Steven Banks, illus. by Vince DePorter (5-7); and Chapter Book: New Student Starfish ($3.99 paper, -86164-8) by Jenny Miglis, illus. by Heather Martinez (7-10). Little Bill is back in Paper-over-Board Storybook with Flaps: Hello Santa! ($7.99, -85850-7) by Catherine Lukas, illus. by Bernie Cavender and Etsu Kahata (4-8); and 8x8 Paperback: The Big Day at School ($3.50, -85497-8) by Eleanor Fremont, illus. by Michael Lennicx (4-8). And Rocket Power blasts on with 8x8 Paperback: Hit the Streets ($3.50 paper, -85455-2) by Terry Collins (4-8); Ready-to-Read: The Big Sweep ($3.99 paper, -85831-0) by Cathy East Dubowski and Mark Dubowski, illus. by Artful Doodlers, Ltd. (5-7); and Paperback Plus: Scavenger Hunt! ($6.99, -85879-5) by Adam Beechen, illus. by Pilar Newton-Mitchell (7-11).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/WISEMAN
Clorinda ($15.95, 0-689-86449-3) by Robert Kinerk, illus. by Steven Kellogg. Clorinda the cow falls in love with ballet. (4-8)
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Chinook ($15.95, 0-9688768-9-7) by Robin Mitchell and Judith Steedman. Chinook and her bear friend go on a high plains adventure. (2-5)
The World That Loved Books ($16.95, 1-897965-04-3) by Stephen Parlato is a fable about how books can change people in unexpected ways. (6-11)
The Viewer ($16.95, 1-894965-02-7) by Gary Crew, illus. by Shaun Tan. A boy finds a Viewmaster that takes him on a journey. (6-11)
The Little Black Hen ($16.95, 1-894965-03-5) by Antony Pogorielsky, illus. by Gennady Spirin. After a boy saves his beloved hen, he is taken to an underground kingdom of little people. (6-11)
The Rabbits ($16.95, 0-9688768-8-9) by John Marsden, illus. by Shaun Tan, is an allegory about colonization, told from the perspective of animals. (7-up)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ($27.95, 1-894965-00-0) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Iassen Ghiuselev, presents this classic with new art. (9-up)
In Flanders Fields ($16.94, 1-894965-01-9) by Norman Jorgenson, illus. by Brian Harrison-Lever. A young WWI soldier risks his life to rescue a bird. (9-up)
Amazing Spiritual People of the 20th Century debuts with Mahatma Gandhi: India's Greatest Soul (1-893361-91-8) and Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action (-87-X) by Maura Shaw, illus. by Stephen Marchesi ($12.95 each, 6-9).
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
My Piggy Bank ($15.95, 1-58536-116-X) by Thomas Lewis, illus. by K.L. Darnell. A girl learns the value of saving money. (2-6)
Redhead Robbie's Christmas Story ($16.95, 1-58536-136-4) by Bill Luttrell, illus. by Luc Melanson, is the tale of a boy whose words get confused when he's nervous. (4-8)
Cosmo's Moon ($15.95, 1-58536-123-2) by Devin Scillian, illus. by Mark Braught. Cosmo and the moon become fast friends. (4-10)
Penny: The Forgotten Coin ($15.95, 1-58536-128-3) by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Michael Glenn Monroe. A boy helps a penny to realize her worth. (4-10)
The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell ($17.95, 1-58536-126-7) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, tells of this doomed transport ship. (6-12)
Count Your Way Across the USA adds Count on Us: A Tennessee Number Book ($16.95, 1-58536-131-3) by Michael Shoulders, illus. by Bruce Langton (4-10). And there are 16 new Alphabet books, including A Is for Arches: A Utah Alphabet ($17.95, -096-1) by Becky Hall, illus. by Katherine Larson (4-10); P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet ($14.95, -134-8) by Carol Crane, illus. by Helle Urban (4-10); and K Is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet ($16.95, -130-5) by Brad Herzog, illus. by Melanie Rose (4-12).
Buzzy the Bumblebee ($6.95, 1-58536-166-6) by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Michael Glenn Monroe (4-8); and The Legend of the Loon (-167-4) and The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (-168-2) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen ($7.95 each, 4-10).
Flying: Just Plane Fun ($17.95, 0-9725750-0-6) by Julie Grist. In this introduction to aviation, a boy flies in his grandfather's home-built biplane. (6-12)
One Humpy Grumpy Camel ($15.95, 1-900988-755) by Julia Johnson, illus. by Emily Styles, is a counting tale featuring a camel crossing the desert. (8-12)
The Pearl Diver ($15.95, 1-900988-623) by Julia Johnson, illus. by Patricia Al-Fakhri. Saeed's father teaches him to dive in the Arabian Gulf. (8-12)
Thankful Together ($15.99, 0-7847-1436-3) by Holly Davis, illus. by Valerie Sokolova. A mother squirrel and her baby give thanks to God throughout their day. (All ages)
Children in the Bible ($12.99, 0-7847-1463-0) by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Jerry Smath, collects nine stories about children who exhibited bravery and obeyed God. (3-6)
A Child's Book of Miracles & Wonders ($12.99, 0-7847-1437-1) by Mildred Tuck, illus. by Trace Moroney, is a companion to A Child's Book of Parables. (3-8)
Living the Gold-Medal Life ($12.99, 0-7847-1331-6) by Mary Lee Tracy. An Olympic coach offers an inspirational message to teenage girls involved in competitive activities. (11-15)
First Virtues for Toddlers presents Tiger Forgives (0-7847-1413-4), Puppy Makes Friends (-1414-2), Squirrel Says Thank You (-1415-0) and Bear Obeys (-1416-9) by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Linda Clearwater and Kathy Couri ($5.99 each, 1-4).
God Thought of Everything Strange & Slimy (0-7847-1448-7) and God Thought of Everything Weird & Wacky (-1447-9) by Bonnie Bruno, illus. by Kevin Brown, offer devotions featuring various creatures ($7.99 each, 8-12).
Surviving Middle School (0-7847-1433-9), Surviving When You're Home Alone (-1434-7) and Surviving Zits (-1435-5) by Sandy Silverthorne provide advice to preteens. (8-12)
Tie-ins to the God Rocks! video series are Rockin' with the Rules (0-7847-1127-5), Beyond a Blast from the Past (-1355-3) and More Than a Splatball Game (-1457-6) by Lise Caldwell ($8.99 each, 8-12).
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Can You Find Saints? Introducing Your Children to Holy Men and Women ($16.95, 0-86716-487-5) by Philip Gallery, illus. by Janet Harlow, focuses on heroes of the Christian faith. (7-9)
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Sometimes It's Turkey, Sometimes It's Feathers ($12.95, 1-932065-33-4; paper $5.95, -41-5) by Lorna Balian tells of a Thanksgiving dinner with unexpected results. (All ages)
Piggy in My Pocket (1-932065-11-3) and What's in Grandma's Grocery Bag? (-12-1) by Hui-Mei Pan are board books with slide-out art ($5.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).
Down in the Subway ($5.95, 1-932065-24-5) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg (4-8); and Lights Along the Path ($13.95, -35-0) by Rebecca Schacht (All ages).
Silly Cat (1-4027-0970-6) and Silly Dog (0971-4) are board books introducing playful animals ($4.95 each, 1-3).
I Know a Rhino ($5.95, 1-4027-0861-0) by Charles Fuge reveal animals' attributes. (2-5)
Funny Fingers Books: Amazing Animals (1-4027-0703-7) and Jazzy Jobs (-0705-3) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Jenny Harris. Kids become part of the pictures when they stick their fingers through the holes in these pages ($3.95 each, 2-5).
My Dad! ($12.95, 1-4027-0707-X) by Charles Fuge. A young bear boasts that his father is the roughest, toughest dad in the jungle. (2-5)
Found You, Little Wombat! ($12.95, 1-4027-0708-8) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Charles Fuge, is a follow-up to Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball. (2-5)
Princess Crafts ($14.95, 0-8069-7116-9) by Elizabeth Ingrid Hauser, illus. by Lisa Parett, provides instructions for creating sparkly costumes and accessories. (6-10)
Kitchen Science ($19.95, 1-4027-0332-5) by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone outlines experiments conducted with food and kitchen items. (6-12)
Totally Cool Journals, Notebooks & Diaries ($19.95, 1-4027-0341-4) by Janet Pensiero provides instructions for more than 30 journal-making projects. (8-12)
The Kids' Book of Clouds & Sky ($14.95, 0-8069-7879-1) by Frank Staub answers questions about the sky and weather. (8-12)
Fantastic Paper Airplanes ($17.95, 1-4027-0874-2) by Jack Botermans compiles 34 reproductions of real planes. (10-up)
New Giggle Fit titles are Funny Riddles (1-4027-0864-5) by Jacqueline Horsfall and Super Knock-Knocks (-0863-7) by Charles Keller, both illus. by Steve Harpster ($12.95 each, 4-7). Poetry for Young People welcomes Alfred Lord Tennyson (0-8069-6612-2), ed. by John Maynard, illus. by Allen Garns; and William Carlos Williams (1-4027-0006-7), ed. by Christopher MacGowan, illus. by Robert Crockett ($14.95 each, 8-up). And new to Pocket Factfile are Birds (-0294-9), Mammals (-0293-0) ($12.95 each, 10-up).
Board Book Reprint
Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball ($5.95, 1-4027-0870-X) by Vicki Churchill and Charles Fuge (2-5).
A—Z Dot-to-Dots (1-4027-0715-0) and 1—100 Dot-to-Dots (-0714-2) by Steve Harpster are connect-the-dot books introducing letters; and numbers ($4.95 each, 3-5).
Around the World Mystery Mazes: An A-Maze-ing Colorful Discovery ($7.95, 0-8069-9288-3) by Roger Moreau presents mazes based on history's unexplained events. (7-12)
The Ultimate Bubble Book: Soapy Science Fun ($9.95, 1-4027-0042-3) by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone outlines experiments involving soap bubbles. (7-12)
Kids' Bathroom Books: Jokes (1-4027-0717-7), Optical Illusions (-0718-5), Whodunits (-0719-3) and Word Searches (-0720-7) encourage kids not to "rush to flush," but to indulge in these diversions. (7-12)
Challenging Crosswords for Kids ($5.95, 1-4027-0555-7) by Trip Payne collects 40 crossword puzzles. (8-12)
Flow Motion: Dinosaurs: Watch Out—The Dinosaurs Are on the Move Again! ($9.95, 0-8069-9371-5) by Emily Rayfield, presents pictures of and info about dinosaurs. (10-up)
Juggling 1-2-3 ($12.95, 1-4027-0877-7) by Henrik Lind offers juggling tips. (12-up)
Out-of-This-World Astronomy: 50 Amazing Activities & Projects ($19.95, 1-57990-410-6) by Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb rounds up projects centering on the solar system. (8-12)
Night Science for Kids: Exploring the World After Dark ($19.95, 1-57990-411-4) by Terry Krautwurst presents nighttime science activities. (8-14)
Kids' Crafts continues with Soapmaking: 50 Fun & Fabulous Soaps to Melt & Pour ($19.95, 1-57990-416-5) by Joe Rhatigan (8-14).
The Who, What & Where Book of Brain Bafflers: 50 Whodunits and Puzzles for the Junior Detective ($4.95, 1-4027-0681-2) by Keith Kay, Des MacHale, Joseph Rosenbloom, Paul Sloane, Jim Sukach and The Diagram Group. This book with a handle compiles mazes, puzzles and optical illusions. (8-up)
Curious Creature Books: Dinosaur Rumble (1-4027-0821-1) and Icy Antics (-0820-3) by Shaheen Bilgrami, illus. by Sally Chambers and Patricia Ratie, are board books introducing prehistoric creatures; and animals from the polar regions ($12.95 each, 2-5).
Magical Color Books: A Colorful Christmas (1-4027-0991-9) by Kim Ostrow, illus. by Dana Regan; and Hocus-Pocus Halloween (-0992-7) by Justine Korman Fontes, illus. by Dana Regan, are pull-the-tab holiday tales. (2-5)
Magic Color Skeleton Books: Rainforest Animal Adventure (1-4027-0823-8) and Safari Animal Adventure (-0822-X) by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by Chantal Kees and Chris Shields. These pull-the-tab books focus on creatures from two habitats. (4-7)
Horse Breeds Poster Book ($9.95, 1-58017-507-4) by Lisa Hiley provides 30 posters. (7-12)
Making Music: Create and Play 70 Musical Instruments Using Stuff from Around Your House ($9.95, 1-58017-512-0; hardcover $19.95, -513-9) by Ann Sayre Wiseman and John Langstaff offers instructions for making instruments from household objects. (7-12)
Riding for Kids ($16.95, 1-58017-510-4; hardcover $23.95, -511-2) by Judy Richter is a companion to Horse Care for Kids. (7-12)