| CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR FALL |
(Arranged alphabetically by publisher)
| AAA - Broadman & Holman |
| Candlewick - Crossway Books |
| Da Capo Press - Enchanted Lion Books |
| F&W Publications - Groundwood |
| Hachai - HarperEntertainment |
| HCI Books - Just Us Books |
| Kane/Miller - Loyola Press |
| Macmillan Caribbean - Overmountain |
|Parabola Books - Putnam |
| Ragged Bears - Running Press Kids |
| Sasquatch Books - Silver Dolphin |
| Simon & Schuster - Storey Kids |
| Tallfellow Press/ Smallfellow - Zonderkidz |
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories (0-930407-61-X) by Joseph Bruchac and How Rabbit Tricked Otter and Other Cherokee Trickster Stories (-60-1) by Gayle Ross, both illus. by Murv Jacob ($14.95 each, 5-10).
PARALLAX/PLUM BLOSSOM BOOKS
The Hermit and the Well ($14, 1-888-375-31-0) by Thich Nhat Hanh, illus by Vo-dinh Mai. A boy finds the secret to his own happiness when he climbs a mountain in search of the hermit who lives there. (4-7)
(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Young Patriots welcomes George Rogers Clark, Boy of the Old Northwest ($14,95, 1-882859-43-X; paper $9.95, -44-8) by Katharine Wilkie, illus. by Cathy Morrison (8-12).
PEACE HILL PRESS
The Story of the World adds Early Modern Times ($21.95, 0-9728603-0-4; paper $16.95, 0-9714129-9-5) by Susan Wise Bauer, illus. by Sarah Park and James Wise (6-9).
Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? ($15.95, 1-56145-298-X) by John Butler invites youngsters to mimic the movements of baby animals. (2-6)
Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road ($15.95, 1-56145-287-4) by Quentin Blake centers on a woman who finds new friends on the open road. (4-8)
The Printer ($16.95, 1-56145-221-4) by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Henri Sorensen, tells of a boy and his deaf father, who works in a printing factory. (6-10)
Late for School ($16.95, 1-56145-286-6) by Mike Reiss, illus. by Michael Austin, relates a boy's adventures as he races to school in New York City. (6-10)
You've Got Dragons ($16.95, 1-56145-284-X) by Kathryn Cave, illus. by Nick Maland, is a tale that aims to allay childhood fears. (6-10)
It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly! A Reporter's Race Around the World ($12.95, 1-56145-289-0) by Nancy Butcher, illus by Jen Singh, is the story of this reporter who attempted to circle the globe in record time in 1889. (7-10)
Sister Spider Knows All ($14.95, 1-56145-290-4) by Adrian Fogelin. A girl's friendship with an insightful college student and the discovery of her mother's childhood journal help her understand who she is. (8-12)
Where in the World ($14.95, 1-56145-292-0) by Simon French. Ari's talent as a musician helps him adjust to his new home in Australia. (10-up)
Shadow of a Doubt ($14.95, 1-56145-291-2) by S.L. Rottman. Can a teenager forgive his brother and learn to trust again after the older boy is charged with murder? (12-16)
The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries debuts with Danger: Dynamite! ($12.95, 1-56145-288-2) by Anne Capeci, illus. by Paul Casale (7-10).
Board Book Reprint
Hush, Little Ones ($6.95, 1-56145-297-1) by John Butler (1-5).
Flying Over Brooklyn (1-56145-294-7) by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Gerald Fitzgerald; and The Pig in a Wig (-299-8) by Alan MacDonald, illus. by Paul Hess ($7.95 each, 4-8); Anna Casey's Place in the World ($6.95, -295-5) by Adrian Fogelin (8-12); and Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany ($7.95, -296-3) by Eleanor Ramrath Garner (12-16).
(North Light Books, dist.)
Riddle Series gains ABC Math Riddles ($13.95, 0-939217-57-0) by Jannelle Martin, illus. by Freddie Levin (5-up).
1-2-3 Draw Series continues with 1-2-3 Draw Mythical Creatures ($8.95, 0-939217-49-) by Freddie Levin (6-up). And 1-2-3-Cartoon Draw Series adds 1-2-3 Draw Cool Cartoon Stuff (-47-3) and 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Sea Critters (-72-4) by Steve Barr ($8.95 each, 6-up).
Country Music Night Before Christmas ($14.95, 1-58980-148-2) by Thomas Turner, illus. by James Rice. Santa and his country band fly to Nashville to play a surprise concert. (5-8)
Pirate Pink and the Treasures of the Reef ($14.95, 1-58980-086-9) by Jan Day, illus. by Janeen Mason, is a sequel to The Pirate, Pink. (5-8)
Nurse's Night Before Christmas ($14.95, 1-58980-152-0) by David Davis, illus. by James Rice. Saint Emergency Nick and his elves visit a hospital on Christmas Eve. (5-8)
Grandma's Gumbo ($14.95, 1-58980-133-4) by Deborah Ousley Kadair presents a rhyming recipe for gumbo. (5-8)
Phoebe Clappsaddle for Sheriff ($14.95, 1-58980-127-X) by Melanie Chrismer, illus. by Virginia Marsh Roeder. This tale starring a Southwestern belle emphasizes the importance of education and respect. (5-8)
Toby Belfer Visits Ellis Island ($14.95, 1-58980-117-2) by Gloria Teles Pushker, illus. by Judith Hierstein, is a sequel to Toby Belfer Never Had a Christmas Tree. (5-8)
Kudzu Chaos ($14.95, 1-58980-157-1) by Jennifer Holloway Lambe, illus. by Alison Davis Lyne. A boy finds a solution to the green vines that are taking over his town. (5-8)
Girls Fly! ($14.95, 1-58980-154-7) by Lynn Homan and Thomas Reilly, illus. by Rosalie Shepherd. A girl tells her brother about women who have played roles in the history of flight. (5-8)
Clarence Thomas, Fighter with Words ($14.95, 1-58980-862-0) by David Collins, illus. by Rosalie Shepherd, focuses on the boyhood of this Supreme Court justice. (5-8)
Fate Did Not Let Me Go: A Mother's Farewell Letter ($14.95, 1-58980-153-9) by Valli Ollendorff, photos by Ivo Pervan and Alex Bemporad, presents an actual letter from a mother to her son on the eve of the Holocaust. (8-12)
The Warlord's series issues The Warlord's Puppeteers ($14.95, 1-58980-077-X) by Virginia Walton Pilegard, illus. by Nicolas Debon (5-8). And The Nicholas Stories adds The Maiden Voyage of Kris Kringle (-161-X) and Luigi and the Lost Wish (-162-8) by Harry Knights ($16.95 each, 5-8).
Firebirds: An Original Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction ($19.99, 0-14-250142-5), ed. by Sharyn November, collects writing by Lloyd Alexander, Michael Cadnum, Nancy Farmer and others. (12-up)
The Sight ($7.99, 0-14-250047-X) by David-Clement Davies (12-up); and The Beguilers ($6.99, -250139-5) by Kate Thompson (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprint
The Claidi Journals reprints Wolf Queen ($6.99, 0-14-250187-5) by Tanith Lee (12-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Redwall by Brian Jacques reissues Salamandastron ($7.99, 0-14-250152-2, 10-up) and Taggerung ($7.99, -250154-9, 12-up). And The Secret Country offers The Secret Country (-250153-0), The Hidden Land (-250143-3) and The Whim of the Dragon (-250161-1) by Pamela Dean ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Sweep adds Super Special: Moira's Story ($6.99, 0-14-250119-0) by Cate Tiernan (12-up).
Crazy Loco (0-14-250056-9) by David Rice, Stetson (-250194-8) by S.L. Rottman, One Night (-250150-6) by Marsha Qualey, Spellbound (-250150-6) by Janet McDonald and Mississippi Trial, 1955 (-250192-1) by Chris Crowe ($5.99 each, 12-up); and Soldier X (-250073-9) by Don Wulffson, Catalyst (-240001-7) by Laurie Halse Anderson, A Sea So Far (-230059-4) by Jean Thesman and The Land (-250146-8) by Mildred D. Taylor ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures reprints The Sands of Time ($6.95, 0-14-250176-X) by Michael Hoeye (10-up).
PENTON OVERSEAS/THE BOOK COMPANY
Happy Bugs Counting (1-74047-346-9) and Happy Bugs Shapes (-345-0) are concept board books ($2.95 each, 2-4).
Dino Action (1-74047-356-6) and Dino Rainbow (-357-4) are chunky board books ($2.95 each, 2-4).
Flitterbyes Counting (1-74047-359-0) and Flitterbyes Senses (-358-2) are concept board books centering on these characters ($2.95 each, 2-4).
Who Am I: Chick (1-74047-307-8), Rabbit (-308-6), Pig (-309-4) and Frog (-306-X) by Wendy McLean, illus. by Dee Texidor, offer hints to each animal's identity. (3-6)
Animal World (1-74047-366-3) and Let's Play (-365-5) by Noeline Cassettari are books with wheels to turn ($9.95 each, 3-7).
Beep! Beep! (1-74047-232-2) and Hoppity Hop (-233-0) are interactive books packaged with a toy car; and a toy frog ($15.95 each, 3-up).
Are You a Frog? (1-74047-318-3) and Are You a Dinosaur? (-319-1) by Noeline Cassettari are touch-and-feel tales ($12.95 each, 3-up).
Dreamland ($15.95, 1-74047-211-X) by Dana Simpson is a pop-up counting story. (3-up)
Dino-mite (1-74047-316-7) and Frog-tastic (-315-9) by Robert Thoon are pop-up tales featuring a young dinosaur; and a frog ($14.95 each, 3-up).
It's a Monster Surprise (1-74047-362-0) and When I Grow Up (-363-9) are pop-up books centering on monsters ($14.95 each, 3-up).
Moon Dance (1-74047-355-8) by Christian Riese Lassen. Dolphins splash and play at night in this book with sparkling art. (3-up)
Animal Friends ($14.95, 1-74047-322-1). This tale about jungle and farm animals features sparkling art. (3-up)
Dinosaurs at Play (1-74047-367-1) and Monsters Day Out (-367-1) by Jill Turner and Noeline Cassettari are stories introducing six dino pals ($12.95 each 3-up).
Awesome Ants (1-74047-320-5), Busy Butterflies (ISB-360-4N), Cozy Caterpillars (-321-3) and Mini Mice (-361-2) by Wendy McLean and Dee Texidor are button board books ($7.95 each, 3-up).
Motor Speedway (1-74047-379-5), Happy Helicopters (-302-7) and Mighty Tugboats (-312-4) are button board books focusing on vehicles ($12.95 each, 3-up).
Friends Forever (1-74047-342-6) and Busy Bugs (-342-6) each contain four jigsaw puzzles ($10.95 each, 4-up).
Ocean Friends ($14.95, 1-74047-381-7) is an activity book with a jigsaw puzzle. (5-up)
Titles in Spanish
Es hora de ir al baño—Para niñas (It's Potty Time—for Girls) (1-59125-340-3) and Es hora de ir al baño—Para niños (It's Potty Time—for Boys) (-339-X) ($7.95 each, 2-4).
Mrs. Wishy-Washy (0-399-24200-7) and Mrs. Wishy-Washy Makes a Splash! (-24201-5) by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller, are board books featuring these clean characters ($5.99 each, 1-3).
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book and Plush Package ($15.99, 0-399-24205-8) includes a board-book edition of this title and a plush caterpillar. (1-3)
The Very Little Library ($29.99, 0-399-24204-X) by Eric Carle contains board-book editions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Busy Spider. (1-3)
Will Moses Mother Goose ($17.99, 0-399-23744-5) by Will Moses. Folk art illustrates more than 60 nursery rhymes. (3-up)
The Graves Family ($16.99, 0-399-24034-9) by Patricia Polacco. Neighbors try to help the eccentric Graves family fit into their new neighborhood. (4-8)
One Winter's Night ($16.99, 0-399-23418-7) by John Herman, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. On the first Christmas, a cow searches for a warm place to give birth. (4-8)
The Tale of Urso Brunov: Little Father of All Bears ($16.99, 0-399-23762-3) by Brian Jacques, illus. by Alexi Natchev. The diminutive title character tries to rescue four of his bears from the zookeeper. (4-8)
The Day the Animals Came: A Story of Saint Francis Day ($16.99, 0-399-23630-9) by Frances Ward Weller, illus. by Loren Long. A girl witnesses the blessing of pets on Saint Francis Day. (5-9)
Outlaw Princess of Sherwood ($16.99, 0-399-23721-6) by Nancy Springer. To avoid an arranged marriage, a princess escapes to Sherwood Forest to join Rowan Hood's band of misfit teens. (8-12)
The Tale of the Swamp Rat ($16.99, 0-399-23964-2) by Carter Crocker. An old gator introduces a young rat to the swamp's lore and residents. (9-14)
Loamhedge ($23.99, 0-399-23724-0) by Brian Jacques. Redwall warriors search for an ancient abbey. (10-14)
PIGGY TOES PRESS/INTERVISUAL BOOKS
My World Books: My Busy Day (1-58117-251-), My Family (-252-4), My Outdoors (-249-4) and My Playtime Toys (-250-8), illus. by Paul Nicholls. introduce simple words ($4.95 each, 2-5)
Five Silly Monkeys ($4.95, 1-58117-264-8), illus. by Steve Haskamp, is a miniature edition of this title. (2-5)
Who's In the Ocean? ($9.95, 1-58117-213-3), illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright. Youngsters lift flaps to view underwater creatures. (2-5)
Five Wishing Stars: A Countdown to Bedtime Book ($4.95, 1-58117-265-6) is a mini edition of this tale with glow-in-the-dark plastic stars. (3-up)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Pop-Up Book ($9.95, 1-58117-171-4), illus. by Brad McMahon, is a tie-in to this Dreamworks film. (3-up)
The Snow Family: A Winter's Tale ($12.95, 1-58117-233-8), illus. by Lisa Alderson, is a pop-up holiday tale. (3-up)
Traveling in Twos: The Journey of Noah's Ark ($10.95, 1-58117-236-2) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Sarah Dillard, contains a 3-D play scene and punch-out characters. (3-up)
Who's Hiding Inside? Dinosaurs ($7.95, 1-58117-246-X) by Jessica Perez, illus. by Chris Lensch, introduces various dinosaurs. (3-up)
The Odds Get Even: The Day the Odd Numbers Went on Strike ($12.95, 1-58117-216-8) by Pam Hall, illus. by Lynne Chapman, is a pop-up math tale. (5-up)
Little Mouse stars in Little Mouse and Daddy (12-58117-223-0), Little Mouse and Mommy (-224-9), Little Mouse Plays Peek-a-Boo (-225-7) and Little Mouse's Christmas (-226-5) by David and Noelle Carter ($7.95 each, 2-5). And Slide and Discover offers It's Time! (-247-8) and What's My Job? (-248-6), illus. by Judith Moffatt ($7.95 each, 2-5).
The Empanadas that Abuela Made/Las empanadas que Abuela hacía ($14.95, 1-55885-388-X) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Alex Pardo DeLange, is a bilingual tale about a family's effort to make Latino pastries. (3-7)
Chiles for Benito/Chiles para Benito ($14.95, 1-55885-389-8) by Ana Baca, trans. by José Juan Colín, illus. by Anthony Accardo. This bilingual fable explains the origins of the chile. (3-7)
Riding Low on the Streets of Gold: Latino Literature for Young Adults ($14.95, 1-55885-380-4), ed. by Judith Ortiz Cofer, collects Latino stories. (12-up)
Roll Over, Big Toben ($9.95, 1-55885-401-0) by Victor Sandoval is a coming-of-age story centering on a young man from the barrio. (11-up)
Border Crossing ($9.95, 1-55885-405-3) by Maria Colleen Cruz. A girl journeys to Mexico to learn about her family's heritage. (11-up)
The Ghostly Rider and Other Chilling Tales ($9.95, 1-55885-400-2) by Hernán Moreno-Hinojosa compiles traditional tales. (11-up)
Life on a Farm: A Sketchbook ($16.95, 0-945-912-32-3) by Huck Scarry portrays life on a farm in Provence. (8-12)
Lydia Darragh: Quaker Patriot ($15.95, 0-945-912-33-1) by Carol Rand, illus. by Dan Marshall, tells of a Quaker woman who eavesdropped on British soldiers and delivered warnings to General Washington. (8-12)
...And Then There Were Dinosaurs ($14.95, 0-943706-19-X) by Sari Steinberg, illus. by Scopus. This story featuring Claymation characters suggests that the dinosaurs were destroyed because they did not listen to God. (3-6)
Noah's Ark 3-D Model and Storybook ($6.95, 0-943706-50-5) by Eric Johns, illus. by Sue Deakin, presents this biblical tale, plus ark model and characters. (3-6)
Tali's Jerusalem Scrapbook ($14.95, 1-903143-68-0; paper, $9.95, -69-9) by Sylvia Rouss, illus. by Nancy Oppenheimer. Living with her family in Jerusalem, Tali is disappointed when her American relatives decide not to come to her birthday party. (6-9)
The Tower ($9.95, 965-4650-00-2) by Lene Mayer-Skumanz tells the story of Azarya, who was exiled with the Jewish people to Babylon by King Nevuchadnezer. (6-9)
Jewish Sports Stories for Kids ($16.95, 1-93143-66-4; paper $12.95, -67-2) by Judy Labensohn et al., is an anthology of tales. (10-14)
I Was Born to Be a Brother ($16.95, 1-930775-10-5) by Zaydek Michels-Gualtieri, illus. by Dan Liegey. A 10-year-old describes life with a baby sister in this book packaged with a CD. (3-7)
Look What I See! Where Can I Be? adds At the Synagogue (1-930775-16-4) and Visiting China (-15-6) by Dia Michels, illus. by Michael J.N. Bowles ($16.95 each, up to 4).
My Christmas ($5.99, 1-57151-717-0) by Merry North, illus. by Kim Petschauer, includes photo insert pages for children to collect holiday pictures. (2-5)
Picture Me adds Picture Me Happy Holidays ($2.99, 1-57151-573-9) by Jackie Wolf, illus. by April Roush; and Picture Me Christmas Princess ($6.99, -571-2) by Cathy Hapka, illus. by Heather Hill and Roush (2-5). And new Sparkle Shape titles are My Little Red Lunch Box (-716-2) by Carol Pugliano-Martin, illus. by Jon Ottinger and April Roush; Sparkle Pumpkin (-721-9) by Jackie Wolf, illus. by Cookie Ladies and Roush; and Sparkle Present (-715-4), illus. by Roush ($6.99 each, 3-6)
The Sisters Club ($12.95, 1-58485-782-X) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Leslie Cober-Gentry and Linda Ketelhut, is a novel centering on three sisters. (10-up)
Angelina Ballerina twirls on in Angelina Ballerina's Invitation to the Ballet ($17.95, 1-58485-757-9) by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig; Angelina Ballerina's Christmas Crafts ($9.95 paper, -752-8), based on stories by Holabird, illus. by Craig; Christmas in Mouseland ($3.99 paper, -823-0), based on text by Holabird and illustrations by Craig; and Angelina's Lucky Penny (-756-0) and The Rose Fairy Princess (-755-2), based on text by Holabird and illustrations by Craig ($3.50 each paper, 3-7).
The American Girls Collection adds Holiday Activity Book: Samantha's Christmas Crafts ($15.95, -723-4) (7-12); The American Girls Paper Dolls welcomesKaya's Paper Dolls (-700-5), Josefina's Paper Dolls (-705-6), Kristen's Paper Dolls (-703-X), Addy's Paper Dolls (-704-8), Samantha's Paper Dolls (-701-3), Kit's Paper Dolls (-706-4) and Molly's Paper Dolls (-702-1), illus. by Susan McAliley ($9.95 each paper, 7-12); and Worlds of the American Girls: Welcome to Kaya's World ($16.95, -722-6) by Dottie Raymer, illus. by Bill Farnsworth et. al. (8-up). New Coconut titles, illus. by Casey Lukatz, are Coconut's Guide to Life: Life Lessons from a Girl's Best Friend (-771-4), Coconut's Friendship File (-797-8) and Coconut Book-and-Dog Package (-772-2) ($5.95 each, 7-up); and Coconut's Puzzle Book (-799-4) and Coco-notes (-798-6) ($5.95 each paper, 7-up). And American Girl Library adds True Stories: Girls' Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart (-744-7) by Trula Magruder, illus. by Amanda Haley; and Quiz Book 3: Three Times the Fun! (-746-3) by Brette Sember, illus. by Lauren Scheuer ($7.95 each paper, 8-up); Skin & Nails: Care Tips for Girls ($9.95, -793-5) by Julie Williams, illus. by Shawn Banner; and The Mix-It-Up Cookbook: Make More Than 100 Dishes from 18 Basic Recipes! ($14.95, -742-0) by Magruder, illus. by Tracy McGuinness (10-up).
Amelia's Best Year Ever: Favorite Amelia Stories from American Girl Magazine ($5.95, 1-58485-712-9; hardcover $12.95, -713-7) by Marissa Moss follows Amelia through a year. (8-up)
Kailey ($6.95, 1-58485-591-6) by Amy Goldman Koss, illus. by Phil Howe. Kailey is determined to save her beloved ocean tide pools from a developer. (8-up)
Yours Truly, Skye O'Shea (1-58485-768-4) and Skye's the Limit! (-769-2) by Megan Shull are capers starring sixth-grader Skye. (10-up)
Hopscotch Hill School debuts with Hallie's Horrible Handwriting (1-58485-764-1), Thank You, Logan! (-765-X) and Bright, Shiny Skylar (-766-8) by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Joy Allen ($3.99 each, 4-up). New to History Mysteries is Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal ($6.95, -762-5; hardcover $10.95,
-763-3) by Elizabeth McDavid Jones, illus. by Douglas Fryer and Greg Dearth (10-up). And Girls of Many Lands offers Leyla: The Black Tulip (-831-1, paper -749-8) by Alev Lytle Croutier, illus. by Kazuhiko Sano; Kathleen: The Celtic Knot (-830-3, paper -748-X) by Siobhán Parkinson, illus. by Troy Howell; and Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot (-829-X, paper -747-1) by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles ($7.95 each, hardcover $15.95, 10-up).
Adventures in Art and Architecture welcomes Joseph Cornell: Secrets in a Box (3-7913-2928-6) by Alison Baverstock; and The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Salvador Dali (-2944-8) by Angela Wenzel ($14.95 each, 8-up).
PRICE STERN SLOAN
ELF: A Short Story of a Tall Tale ($9.99, 0-8431-0762-6), as told to David Berenbaum by Buddy Hobbs, illus. by Ken Edwards and Art Ruiz, is a tie-in to this film. (All ages)
Baby Mood Swings ($7.99, 0-8431-0479-1) by Jocelyn Jamison displays photos of babies. (All ages)
Fleecy Bear (0-8431-0525-9) and Fleecy Penguin (-0527-5), illus. by Patti Jennings, are cloth books shaped like these animals ($9.99 each, up to 2).
The House That Jack Haunted (0-8431-0276-4) and Who's There on Halloween? (-0510-0) by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp, illus. by Charles Reasoner. These tales offer a twist on a familiar nursery rhyme; and a Halloween guessing game. (2-5)
Oh Chanukah! ($5.99, 0-7431-0508-9) by L.J. Goodman, illus. by Liz Conrad, is a holiday lift-the-flap book. (2-5)
Five Little Turkeys (0-8431-0464-3), Five Little Christmas Trees (-0474-0) Five Little Christmas Angels (-0611-5) and Five Little Candy Hearts (-0603-4) by William Boniface, illus. by Lynn Adams, are holiday counting books featuring plastic pieces ($5.99 each, 3-up).
Ho! Ho! Ho! (0-8431-0281-0), No Peeking! (-0653-0) and A Little Snowflake (-0268-3) by Charles Reasoner are foil-colored holiday books ($4.99 each, 3-up).
Food Fright ($11.99, -0456-2) by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illus. by Sheila Aldridge, paper engineering by Gene Vosough, is a counting tale that contains wheels to spin, tabs to pull and flaps to lift. (3-5)
Sliding Surprise Books issues Who's Bugging You? (0-8431-0597-6), Who's Hatching? (-0598-4), Who's in the Sea? (-0599-2) and Who's There? (-0600-X) by Charles Reasoner ($7.99 each, 2 mos.-4 yrs.). Jay Jay the Jet Plane returns in Jay Jay's Peek-a-Boo Halloween ($5.99, -4878-0) by Kelli Chipponeri and AnnMarie Harris; Hickory Dickory Dock ($8.99, -0524-0) by Chipponeri, illus. by Linda Carl; Jay Jay's Supersonic Storybook ($10.99, -0516-X); The Counting Game ($4.99 paper, -0500-3) and Christmas in Tarrytown ($3.49 paper, -0501-1), (2-5).
Ultimate Hidden Pictures on Halloween (0-8431-0264-0), Ultimate Hidden Pictures for Christmas (-0529-1) and Ultimate Hidden Pictures: Dinosaurs (-0602-6) by Tony Tallarico challenge kids to find hidden objects. (All ages)
ELF: Buddy's Little (S)elf Help Book ($3.99, 0-8431-0799-5) by Buddy Hobbs offers advice from the star of this film. (All ages)
M Is for Mistletoe ($4.99, 0-8431-0511-9) by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Claudine Gévry, is a Christmas alphabet book. (2-5)
Countdown to the First Day of School (0-8431-0463-5) by AnnMarie Harris, illus. by Keiko Motoyama; and Countdown to Halloween (-0462-7) by Harris, illus. by Margeaux Lucas ($3.99 each, 4-8).
ELF: Elf and the City ($4.99, 0-8431-0772-3) by Leslie Goldman is a chapter book based on this film. (7-11)
The Mighty Big Book of School Jokes ($6.99, 0-8431-7790-X) by Craig Yoe is a joke collection (8-12).
ELF: A Junior Novel ($4.99, 0-8431-0771-5) by Ellen Weiss, illus. by Rusty Smith, is a movie tie-in. (8-12)
New Mad Libs titles are Straight "A" Mad Libs (0-8431-0446-5), Cartoon Network: Cartoon Cartoons Mad Libs (-0447-3), Christmas Carol Mad Libs (-0515-1) and Looney Tunes Mad Libs (-0596-8) by Roger Price and Leonard Stern ($3.99 each, all ages). Easy to Read! Easy to Draw! offers Dinosaurs (-0435-X) and Magical Creatures (-0436-8) by Joan Holub, illus. by Holub and Dana Regan ($5.99 each, 2-5). And Holiday Ha-Ha's by Craig Yoe issues Halloween Jokes & Riddles (-0272-1), Thanksgiving Jokes & Riddles (-0273-X), Christmas Jokes & Riddles (-0469-4) and Valentine's Day Jokes & Riddles (-0482-1) ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Hands-On Grossology ($5.99, 0-8431-0305-1) by Sylvia Branzei, illus. by Jack Keely (8-up).
Glory continues with Forget Me Not ($9.99, 0-14-250046-1) by Jodi Lynn (10-up).
Apples and Honey (0-14-250136-0) by Joan Holub, illus. by Cary Pillo; and Dragon Dance (-240000-9) by Holub, illus. by Benrei Huang, are lift-the-flap books celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Chinese New Year ($6.99 each, 2-6).
The Viking sails on with Hammer of the Gods ($5.99, 0-14-250032-1) by Christopher Tebbetts (8-12).
City by Numbers ($6.99, 0-14-056636-8) by Stephen T. Johnson (all ages); The Mightiest ($5.99, -250185-9) by Keiko Kasza (2-6); My Best Friend Moved Away (-250067-4) by Nancy Carlson and Bunny Party (-250162-X) by Rosemary Wells ($5.99 each, 3-8); The Grannyman (-250062-3) by Judith Byron Schachner; What Pete Ate from A to Z (-250159-X) by Maira Kalman; and Gold Fever (-250183-2) by Verla Kay, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($6.99 each, 3-8); Christmas Magic ($7.99, -250183-2) by Michael Garland (3-8); The Tin Forest ($7.99, -250156-5) by Helen Ward, illus. by Wayne Anderson (3-9); How About a Hug? ($5.99, -250144-1) by Nancy Carlson (3-up); Turtle and Snake's Spooky Halloween ($3.99, -250078-X) by Kate Spohn (4-7); Little Cliff's First Day of School (-250082-8) by Clifton L. Taulbert, illus. by E.B. Lewis; The Scariest Monster in the Whole Wide World (-250072-0) by Pamela Mayer, illus. by Lydia Monks; Room on the Broom (-250112-3) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler; What the Little Fir Tree Wore to the Christmas Party (-250160-3) by Satomi Ichikawa; Truelove (-240009-2) by Babette Cole; A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton (-250170-0) by Steven Kellogg; and Dancing in the Wings (-250141-7) by Debbie Allen, illus. by Kadir Nelson ($6.99 each, 4-8); More Parts ($5.99, -250149-2) by Tedd Arnold (4-8); and Dino Riddles ($3.99, -250179-4) by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Nicole Rubel (4-8).
Also, Corduroy's Hike (0-14-250164-6) and Corduroy Makes a Cake (-250163-8) by Alison Inches, illus. by Allan Eitzen; and The Viper (-250157-3) by Lisa Thiesing ($3.99 each, 5-8); Mystery Mansion ($6.99, -250084-4) by Michael Garland (5-11); Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes ($7.99, -250165-4) by Roald Dahl and Felicity Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, photos by Jan Baldwin ($7.99, 6-up); What a Year! ($5.99, -250158-1) by Tomie dePaola (7-10); Horrible Harry and the Dragon War ($3.99, -250166-2) by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (7-10); William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ($7.99, -250168-9), retold by Bruce Coville, illus. by Dennis Nolan (7-up); Shelley Shock (-250116-6) by Donna Jo Napoli, The Tower at the End of the World (-250077-1) and When Mack Came Back (-230075-6) by Brad Strickland, Ballet Bug (-250138-7) by Christine McDonnell, Double Fudge (-250111-5) by Judy Blume, Blue Eyes Better (-250086-0) by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur, Afternoon of the Elves (-0-698-11806-5) by Janet Taylor Lisle and Say Yes (0-14-250186-7) by Audrey Couloumbis ($5.99 each, 8-12); Journey to the River Sea ($5.99, -250184-0) by Eva Ibbotson (8-up); and Three Days (-250025-9) by Donna Jo Napoli, How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive (-250167-0) by Janet Taylor-Lisle and The Stranger Next Door (-250178-6) by Peg Kehret (and Pete the Cat) ($5.99 each, 10-14).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Barker Twins adds Meet the Barkers ($5.99, 0-14-250083-6) by Tomie dePaola (4-7). Amber Brown stars in Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown ($3.99, -250081-X) by Paula Danziger, illus. by Tony Ross (5-7). And Cam Jansen reprints Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery ($3.99, -250114-X) by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (7-10).
Antics! Gift Ed. ($10.99, 0-399-24184-1) by Cathi Hepworth offers a gift edition of this insect-themed alphabet book. (All ages)
Jan Brett's Little Library ($23.99, 0-399-24183-3) by Jan Brett contains board-book editions of The Mitten, The Hat and Gingerbread Baby. (1-3)
Te amo, sol/Te amo, luna—I Love You Sun, I Love You, Moon ($6.99, 0-399-24165-5) by Karen Pandell, illus. by Tomie dePaola, is a bilingual board-book version of this title. (1-3)
Good Night, Gorilla Board Book and Plush Package ($16.99, 0-399-24195-7) by Peggy Rathmann presents a board-book edition of this story packaged with a plush gorilla. (1-5)
The Day the Babies Crawled Away ($16.99, 0-399-23196-X) by Peggy Rathmann. A boy follows babies as they crawl away from a fair to find adventure. (2-6)
Miss Polly Has a Dolly ($15.99, 0-399-23857-3), retold by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Elicia Castaldi, offers a story based on this rhyme. (3-6)
My Lucky Day ($15.99, 0-399-23874-3) by Keiko Kasza. A piglet outwits a fox to avoid being his dinner. (4-8)
On Noah's Ark ($16.99, 0-399-24028-4) by Jan Brett. Noah's granddaughter helps animals onto the ark and gets them settled down. (4-8)
Geez Louise! ($15.99, 0-399-23582-5) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Eric Brace. Will threats from a bully convince Louise to back out of the skating contest? (4-8)
Falling for Rapunzel ($14.99, 0-399-23794-1) by Leah Wilcox, illus. by Lydia Monks. When Rapunzel has trouble hearing the prince's calls for her to send down her hair, she flings down a number of other items instead. (4-8)
Smartypants (Pete in School) ($15.99, 0-399-23478-0) by Maira Kalman reveals what happens when Poppy brings her dog to school. (5-up)
Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry ($16.99, 0-399-23972-3) by Bebe Moore Campbell, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Annie's grandmother helps her to remember what to do on those days her mother isn't well. (5-up)
LBD: It's a Girl Thing ($15.99, 0-399-24187-6) by Grace Dent. When Ronnie and her friends aren't allowed to go to a music festival, they stage a concert of their own. (12-up)
Eric Hill's Spot returns in Spot's Halloween (0-399-24185-X) and Spot's Thanksgiving (-24186-8) ($5.99 each, 1-3). The Barker Twins are back in Trouble in the Barkers' Class ($14.99, -24164-7) by Tomie dePaola (4-8). And Amber Brown reappears in Amber Brown Is Green with Envy ($14.99, -23181-1) by Paula Danziger, illus. by Tony Ross (7-11).
Board Book Reprints
Gingerbread Baby ($7.99, 0-399-24166-3) by Jan Brett (1-3); and A Mother for Choco ($6.99, -24191-4) by Keiko Kasza ($6.99, 1-3).
The House You Pass on the Way ($16.99, 0-399-23969-3; Puffin paperback $5.99, 0-14-250191-3) by Jacqueline Woodson (12-up).
Spot stars in Spot's First Christmas Board Book (0-399-23597-3) and Spot Goes to the Farm Board Book (-23647-3) by Eric Hill ($7.99 each, 1-3).