| 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 |
A Lizard Got into the Paint Pots ($14.95, 0-333-98858-2) by Jill Pickering, illus. by Petrina Wright, relays a colorful yet messy incident. (3-8)
Paddy, the Goat That Saved Rainbow Island ($13.95, 0-333-97062-4) by Jo-Anne Mason is the tale of a kid who is cast from the herd because he cannot "baa." (3-8)
MAPLE TREE PRESS
Amazing Things Animals Do ($19.95, 1-894379-57-8) by Marilyn Baillie, illus. by Romi Caron, focuses on the animal world. (5-8)
Manya's Dream: A Story of Marie Curie ($19.95, 1-894379-53-5; paper $6.95, -54-3) by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Jacques Lamontagne, is a biography of this two-time Nobel Prize winner. (8-11)
Wow Canada! issues Canadian Dinosaurs ($29.95, 1-894379-55-1; paper $19.95, -56-X) by Elin Kelsey (8-12). Strange Science Books offers Magic ($19.95, -33-0; paper $9.95, -34-9) by Sylvia Funston, illus. by Joe Weissmann (8-12). And Blades, Boards & Scooters ($21.95, -45-4; paper $12.95, -46-2) by Keltie Thomas joins Popular Mechanics for Kids (9-14).
MBI Lines: The Snowboard Photography of Sean Sullivan ($19.95, 0-7603-1678-3) by Sean Sullivan rounds up action shots of snowboarders. (12-up)
To Be a US Navy Seal ($19.95, 0-7603-1404-7) by Dick Couch chronicles the 25-week training a Seal experiences. (12-up)
Cars of Gran Turismo ($14.95, 0-7603-1495-0) by Huw Evans examines the cars featured in this automotive simulation game. (12-up)
Jesse James: The Man and His Machines ($29.95, 0-7603-1614-7) by Mike Seate is based on the Discovery Channel TV show Monster Garage. (12-up)
Hot Wheels Book and Toy Sets zooms on with Hot Wheels Hyperformance (0-7603-1579-5), Hot Wheels Hot Rods (-1743-7), Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt (-1508-6), Hot Wheels Truckin' (-1509-4) and Hot Wheels 35th Anniversary (-1742-9) ($6.95 each, 5-10).
How to Draw Cars the Hot Wheels Way ($19.95, 0-7603-1480-2) by Scott Robertson is a guide to drawing Hot Wheels vehicles. (8-12)
MCGRAW-HILL CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING
My Block Book Schoolhouse Collection offers Prayers and Poems (1-58845-524-6) and Santa's Workshop/Christmas Stories (-523-8) by Vincent Douglas, illus. by Warrick Schroeder ($12.95 each, up to 3). My Carry Along Board Books issues I'm a Little Teapot (0-7696-2989-X), Knock at the Door (-3002-2), Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake (-3000-6) and Round and Round the Garden (-3001-4) by Moira Kemp ($4.99 each, 1-3). New Surprise titles are Knock! Knock! (-3158-4), My Daddy (-3156-8), My Mommy (-3155-X) and Smile Please! (-3157-6) by Mathew Price, illus. by Moira Kemp ($4.99 each, 1-3). Tommy titles include Are You Awake? (-2942-3), What Does Baby Do? (-2958-X), Where Are You Going? (-2941-5) and Who Lives Here? (-2982-2) by Price, illus. by Atsuko Morozumi ($4.99 each, 1-3). Growing Pains adds My Name Is Lucy ($12.95, -3003-3) by Vanessa Julian-Ottie (2-6); and Schooltime for Sammy ($12.95, 1-57768-482-6; paper $4.95, 931-3) by Lynne Gibbs, illus. by Melanie Mitchell (3-8). And Rhythm and Rhyme Audio CD Books presents Christmas Stories (1-58845-525-4) and Color and Shapes (-520-3) by Vincent Douglas, illus. by Warrick Schroeder ($4.99 1-3).
MCGRAW-HILL CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/PETER BEDRICK
Battle Zones releases Warfare in the Ancient World (1-57768-595-4) by Mark Bergin and Warfare in the Middle Ages (-596-2) and Warfare in the 20th Century (-594-6) by Fiona MacDonald ($18.85 each, 10-14).
MCGRAW-HILL CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/GINGHAM DOG
My Best Friends ($15.95, 0-7696-3159-2) by Anna Nilsen, illus. by Emma Dodd, examines the different ways best friends spend time together. (2-6)
The Little Red Hen ($15.95, 1-57768-492-3), adapted by John Escott, illus. by Annie West, offers a version of this tale. (2-6)
Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and Me ($14.95, 1-57768-412-5) by C.M. Rubin, illus. by Christopher Fowler. Eleanor searches for the perfect nickname. (3-8)
Count Your Cookies ($14.95, 1-57768-661-6) by Colin Fletcher, illus. by Jane Massey. How can Harry stop his older sister from eating more than her share of the cookies? (3-8)
Monsterlicious ($14.95, 1-57768-421-4) by Eric Jon Slangerup, illus. by John Sandford, reveals what happens when Bernie fills in for his father as chef at the family restaurant. (3-8)
The Christmas Bell ($15.95, 1-57768-410-9) by Rolf Krenzer, illus. by Maja Dusikova. The daughter of a shepherd finds a silver bell on the streets of Bethlehem. (3-8)
Giddy Goat ($14.95, 0-7696-3161-4) by Jamie Rix, illus. by Lynne Chapman. A lamb friend helps a goat who's afraid of heights. (3-8)
Hush ($14.95, 1-57768-679-9) by Dominic Catalano. When a girl wakes up after a bad dream, her father cheers her up. (3-8)
Whiskers and Paws ($12.95, 0-7696-3188-6) by Fiona Waters, illus. by Vanessa Julian-Ottie, collects poems about various creatures. (3-8)
MCGRAW-HILL CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/WATERBIRD
Mr. Wiggle introduces Mr. Wiggle Looks for Answers (1-57768-615-2), Mr. Wiggle Loves to Read (-614-4), Mr. Wiggle's Book (-616-0) and Mr. Wiggle's Library (-613-6) by Paula Craig and Carol Thompson, illus. by Bobbie Houser ($9.95 each, 3-7). Eye View offers Apes and Primates (-563-6) by Brenda Clarke, Bugs and Spiders (-564-4) by Barbara Taylor, Man-eating Plants (-565-2) by Penny Harwood, Fierce Creatures (-567-9) and In the Sea (-566-0) by Helen Orme and Snakes and Reptiles (-568-7) by Brian Williams ($14.95 each, 4-7). What It's Like to Live in... visits Canada (-878-3) by Stephen Keeler, France (-875-9) and Italy (-876-7) by Jillian Powell and Jamaica (-877-5) by Ali Brownlee ($16.95 each, 5-7). New Contrasts titles are Animals Above and Below Water (-524-5), Animals by Day and Night (-523-7), Animals in Hot and Cold Habitats (-526-1) and Animals of the Past and Present (-525-3) by Cristiano Bertolucci and Francesco Milo ($14.95 each, 7-10). And Science Experiments gains Experiments You Can Do in Your Backyard (-624-1), Experiments You Can Do in Your Kitchen (-623-3), Science Fair Handbook (-626-8) and Wild & Wacky Science Experiments (-625-X) ($16.95 each, 11-14).
Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies ($19.95, 1-931414-06-8) by Elizabeth Mann, illus. by Alan Witschonke, photos by Lewis Hine, documents the construction of this 1929 landmark. (9-13)
We Asked for Nothing: The Remarkable Journey of Cabeza de Vaca ($19.95, 1-931414-07-6) by Stuart Waldman, illus. by Tom McNeely, focuses on this explorer who lived among the tribes of the Southwest. (9-13)
Milet Mini Picture Dictionary ($6.99, 184059-367-9; bilingual editions $7.99) by Sedat Turhan, illus. by Sally Hagin, is a board-book version of this title, also available in 12 bilingual editions. (up to 4)
The Trouble with Jeremy Chance ($16.95, 1-57131-647-7; paper $6.95, -646-9) by George Harrar. This story of finding heroism in unlikely places is set in WWI-era New England. (8-13)
Stories from Where We Live adds The Great Lakes ($19.95, 1-57131-639-6), edited by Sara St. Antoine (all ages).
It's Back to School We Go! First Day Stories from Around the World ($15.95, 0-7613-1948-4) by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Jan Davey Ellis, rounds up 11 first-day-of-school tales. (5-8)
John Muir and Stickeen: An Alaskan Adventure ($14.95, 0-7613-1997-2) by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, illus. by Karl Swanson. In this vignette from Muir's life, the conservationist is stranded on an iceberg with a dog. (5-8)
More of the Best Holiday Crafts Ever! ($19.95, 0-7613-2345-7) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm, outlines projects for various holidays. (5-8)
The Snowflake ($14.95, 0-7613-2347-3) by Neil Waldman follows a snowflake through 12 months of the year as it travels around the globe in various forms of water. (5-8)
My Tour of Europe: By Teddy Roosevelt, Age 10 ($14.95, 0-7613-1998-0), ed. by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Catherine Brighton, is based on a journal Roosevelt kept on a trip with his parents. (6-9)
More Than Meets the Eye: Seeing Art with All Five Senses ($9.95, 0-7613-1998-0) by Bob Raczka encourages readers to appreciate art with all of their senses. (5-7)
Brilliant Bees ($8.95, 0-7613-1943-3) by Linda Glaser, illus. by Gay Holland, chronicles the life of a honey bee. (5-8)
Lots of Feelings ($7.95, 0-7613-2377-5) by Shelley Rotner takes a photographic look at the many different emotions people experience. (5-8)
Things to Make for Your Doll ($7.95, 0-7613-1781-3) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Elaine Garvin, presents 20 craft projects to enhance doll play. (7-10)
Ilan Ramon ($7.95, 0-7613-2376-7) by Tanya Stone tells of the first Israeli to travel to space. (9-11)
Learning Is Fun! concludes with Kathy Ross Crafts Colors ($7.95, 0-7613-1947-6) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Jan Barger (4-6). All New Holiday Crafts for Kids continues with All New Crafts for Halloween ($7.95, -1577-2) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm (5-8). What Was It Like, Grandma? offers Grandma Hekmatt Remembers: An Arab-American Family Story ($7.95, -1944-1) by Ann Morris, photos by Peter Linenthal (5-8). Silly Millies issues Cats and Kids (-1783-X) by Allen Hudelhoff, illus. by Anne Canavari Green; What Are You Waiting For? (-1828-3) by Cynthia Copeland and Alexandra Lewis, illus. by Mike Gordon; Words: A Computer Lesson (-1797-X) by Jean Haddon, illus. by Sharon Hawkins Vargo; Bessie's Bed (-1925-5) by Terry Harshman, illus. by Vargo; and The Tooth Fairy Tells All (-1785-6) by Copeland ($4.99 each, 6-8).
The Five Senses introduces Feeling Your Way: Discover Your Sense of Touch (-1980-8), Follow Your Nose: Discover Your Sense of Smell (-1978-6), Open Your Eyes: Discover Your Sense of Sight (-1982-4), Perk Up Your Ears: Discover Your Sense of Hearing (-1981-6) and Your Tongue Can Tell: Discover Your Sense of Taste (-1979-4) by Vicki Cobb, illus. by Cynthia Lewis ($7.95 each, 7-9). Our Amazing Continents greets G'Day Australia! (-1987-5), Good Morning, Africa! (-1993-X), Greetings, Asia! (-1991-3), Hello, Europe! (-1990-5), Hooray for Antarctica! (-1992-1), South America, Surprise! (-1989-1) and Welcome to North America! (-1988-3) by April Pulley Sayre ($7.95 each, 7-9). And Mini-Mysteries for You to Solve starts up with Case Closed?! Forty Mini Mysteries for You to Solve ($6.95, -1999-9) by Jurg Obrist (9-12).
The Hidden Alphabet ($17.95, 0-7613-1941-7) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an alphabet book. (All ages)
The Baby Goes Beep ($14.95, 0-7613-1789-9) by Rebecca O'Connell, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max is a bedtime book. (1-3) Send It! ($12.95, 0-7613-1578-0) by Don Carter follows a package as it travels across the country via various means of transportation. (2-5)
Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet ($16.95, 0-7613-1796-1) by Ross MacDonald presents a raucous ABC. (3-7)
Zoo-ology ($17.95, 0-7613-1894-1) by Joelle Jolivet displays animals in thematic groups. (4-8)
The Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm ($18.95, 0-7613-1694-9) by Doris Orgel, illus. by Bert Kitchen, rounds up six stories. (5-8)
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers ($17.95, 0-7613-1791-0) by Mordicai Gerstein focuses on Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers. (5-8)
What if You Met a Pirate? ($15.95, 0-7613-1678-7) by Jan Adkins pulls together pirate lore and info on pirate life, ships and treasure. (7-9)
The Conch Bearer ($16.95, 0-7613-1935-2) by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a fantasy tale. (10-up)
Falling Through Darkness ($15.95, 0-7613-1934-4) by Carolyn MacCullough. Ginny can't resist daredevil Aidan, until the night he crosses the line between games and reality. (12-up)
Target ($15.95, 0-7613-1932-8) by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson. A teenage boy retreats into silence after being violated by two strangers. (12-up)
The Roman Mysteries gains The Assassins of Rome (0-7613-1940-9) and The Dolphins of Laurentum (-2349-X) by Carol Lawrence ($15.95 each, 11-14).
Board Book Reprint
Get to Work, Trucks! ($5.99, 0-7613-2375-9) by Don Carter (2-5).
Gators & Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories ($9.95, 0-9728225-0) by Elaine Ambrose Romano, illus. by Ernie Monroe, collects eight tales. (4-11)
Blue Banner Biographies debuts with Shirley Temple: Child Star (1-58415-172-2), Melissa Gilbert: Child Star (-195-1), Jodie Foster: Child Star (-171-4), Richie Valens: Child Star (-186-2), Daniel Radcliffe: Child Star (-250-8), Rudy Giuliani: Headliner/ Politician (-194-3), Eminem: Hip Hop Star (222-2) and Nelly: Hip Hop Star (-218-4) by John Bankston; Ron Howard: Child Star (-185-4) by Susan Zannos; Michael Jackson: Child Star (-216-8) by Theresa Overby; Sally Field: Child Star (-183-8) by Russ Roberts; Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: Child Stars (-256-7) by Kathy Tracy and Rita Williams-Garcia: Storyteller/Author (-217-6) by Melina Mangal ($16.95 each, 8-14).
MODERN/HONEY BEAR BOOKS
New titles will join Touch and Read Novelty Board Books ($4.99 each, 2-5); Little Tikes Block Board Books ($2.99 each, 2-5); and Fisher-Price Ready Reader Storybooks ($2.95 each, 5-9).
New titles are being added to Beyblade Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8); Beyblade Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.49 each, 3-8); Beyblade Sticker Activity Books ($2.69 each, 3-8); Bratz Funtivity Books ($1.29 each, 7-10); Bratz Water Wand Style 'n' Design Books ($1.99 each, 7-10); Bratz Sticker Activity Books ($2.69 each, 7-10); and Bratz Girlz Guide 8x8 Storybooks ($1.99 each, 7-10).
Nobody Knows ($6.99, 0-8024-2920-3) by A. Shelton Rollins, illus. by Pamela Carthon, is a story that touches on such issues as self-esteem, slavery and the celebration of Juneteenth. (4-7)
The ABC's of Handling Money God's Way ($9.99, 0-8024-3151-8, 5-7); and The Secret of Handling Money God's Way ($9.99, -3153-4, 8-12) by Howard and Bev Dayton are workbooks aimed at teaching kids how to handle finances.
Viking Quest debuts with Raiders from the Sea (0-8024-3112-7) and Mystery of the Silver Coins (-3113-5) by Lois Walfrid Johnson ($7.99 each, 10-14). Laurel Shadrach adds Absolutely Worthy ($6.99, -4038-X) by Stephanie Perry Moore (13-up). And Becoming Beka starts up with The Masquerade ($12.99, -6451-3, 13-up).
Fatuma's New Cloth ($15.95, 1-931659-06-0; $7.95 paperback reprint, 0-9377929-7-5) by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (5-9).
Bless This Way ($9.95, 0-8192-1917-7) by Anne Kitch, illus. by Carolyn Digby Conahan, sets out to teach children to recognize the presence of God in all that they do. (1-3)
Shout for Joy and Sing! Psalm 65 for Children ($14.95, 0-8192-1934-7) by Christopher Webber, illus. by Preston McDaniels, paraphrases this psalm. (3-6)
Into the Air: An Illustrated Timeline of Flight ($16.95, 0-7922-5120-2) by Ryan Ann Hunter, illus. by Yan Nascimbene, traces flight from the era of prehistoric flying creatures to the future of aviation. (4-8)
An Interview with Harry the Tarantula ($15.95, 0-7922-5122-9) by Leigh Ann Tyson, illus. by Henrik Drescher, presents a radio interview with this creature. (4-8)
Nothing but Miracles ($15.95, 0-7922-6143-7) by Walt Whitman, illus. by Susan L. Roth, excerpts a Whitman poem. (4-8)
National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers: Revised and Expanded Ed. ($29.95, 0-7922-6232-8) updates this atlas. (8-12)
Voices of Ancient Egypt ($16.95, 0-7922-7560-8) by Kay Winters, illus. by Barry Moser, presents poems focusing on life in ancient Egypt. (8-12)
Mayflower 1620: A New Look at the Pilgrim Voyage ($17.95, 0-7922-6142-9) by Plimoth Plantation with Peter Arenstam, John Kemp and Catherine O'Neill Grace, photos by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson, portrays life aboard this ship. (8-12)
National Geographic Mysteries of History ($29.95, 0-7922-6232-8) by Robert Stewart with Clint Twist and Edward Horton examines 19 historical mysteries. (8-12)
High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy ($17.95, 0-7922-6141-0) by Deborah Heiligman focuses on the life of this president. (10-up)
The Real Vikings: Craftsmen, Traders, and Fearsome Raiders ($18.95, 0-7922-5132-6) by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger explores Viking culture. (10-up)
After the Last Dog Died: The True-Life, Hair-Raising Adventures of Douglas Mawson and His 1911—914 Antarctic Expedition ($18.95, 0-7922-6140-2) by Carmen Bredeson reveals the story of this expedition. (10-up)
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna ($15.95, 0-7922-5152-3) by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton shares a coming-of-age story. (12-up)
I Am American launches with The Eve of Revolution: The Colonial Adventures of Benjamin Wilcox (0-7922-5211-X) by Barbara Burt, Our Journey West: The Oregon Trail Adventures of Sarah Marshall (-5178-4) and We Came Through Ellis Island: The Immigrant Adventures of Emma Markowitz (-5682-4) by Gare Thompson and Servant to Abigail Adams: The Early American Adventures of Hannah Cooper (-5828-2) and Yankee Blue or Rebel Gray?: The Civil War Adventures of Sam Shaw (-5179-2) by Kate Connell ($6.99 each, 8-12).
Happy Halloween, Li'l Santa ($14.95, 1-56163-361-5) by Thierry Robin and Lewis Trondheim. Santa hosts Halloween monsters in this graphic novel. (4-10)
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 1 ($7.95, 1-56163-375-5), adapted by P. Craig Russell (All ages).
THOMAS NELSON/RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
I Hope You Dance ($14.99, 1-4016-0127-8) by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, illus. by Buddy Jackson and Karinne Caulkins, is a children's edition of the adult book of the same title. (All ages)
THOMAS NELSON/ TOMMY NELSON
Jesus Said Bible Board Book ($10.99, 1-4003-0237-4, 2-5) and Jesus Said Bible Storybook ($14.99, -0236-6, 3-7) by Carolyn Larsen offer biblical tales. (2-5)
The Tiny Snowflake Board Book ($5.99, 1-4003-0206-4, 2-5) and The Tiny Snowflake Picture Book ($7.99, -0205-6, 3-7) by Arthur Ginolfi, illus. by Louise ReinoehlMax. A snowflake searches for her purpose in life by trusting in God.
Following the Wise Men Peg Board Book ($9.99, 1-4003-0329-X) is an interactive tale about the Wise Men's journey. (2-5)
Off to Plymouth Rock ($9.99, 1-4003-0194-7) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Gene Barretta, portrays the Pilgrims' experiences. (3-7)
Never Say Goodbye ($12.99, 1-4003-0253-6) by Lea Gillespie Gant, illus. by Maryn Roos. A young bunny deals with the departure of a loved one. (3-7)
What I Like About You ($12.99, 1-4003-0292-7) by Colleen Ludington, illus. by Paula Becker, is a tale revealing a parent's unconditional love. (3-7)
From Grandmother's Kitchen ($14.99, 1-4003-0204-8) by Thomas Kinkade compiles recipes and activities. (8-12)
Hermie and Friends Board Books introduces The Caterpillars of Ha Ha—The Story of Elijah (1-4003-0288-9), Deep in the Belly of a Frog—The Story of Jonah (-0289-7), Stuck in a Stinky Den—The Story of Daniel (-0290-0) and Rock, Roll and Run—The Story of Miriam (-0291-9) by Max Lucado ($5.99 each, 2-5). Adventures of Toby Digz adds Crumbling the Wall of Jericho ($5.99, -0285-4) by David Hernandez (6-9). Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog, Splat continues with The Case of the Drooling Dinosaurs (-0177-7) and The Case of the Hiccupping Ears (-0178-5) by Bill Myers ($4.99 each, 6-9). And TodaysGirlsOnly offers updated editions of Stranger Online (1-4003-0321-4), Portrait of Lies (-0322-2), Tangled Web (-0323-0) and R U 4 Real? (-0324-9) by Terry Brown ($5.99 each, 10-14).
Launching The Adventures of Cheze & Kwackers are Noah & the Ark, David & Goliath (1-889658-31-6) and Jonah & the Whale, Daniel in the Lion's Den (-28-6) by Bobby Goldsboro ($8.95 each, 4-7).
My Mommy Is a Guardsman ($6.95, 1-889658-32-4) by Kirk and Sharron Hilbrecht explains that parents sometimes must leave home to perform important jobs. (4-8)
The Drummer Boy ($6.95, 1-889658-35-9) by Sharron Hilbrecht shares the fictional diary of a runaway who becomes a drummer boy during the American Revolution. (8-12)
It's Me Again, God ($9.95, 1-889658-25-1) by Mary Elizabeth Anderson examines issues facing girls and encourages them to talk to God. (9-14)
NEW HORIZON PRESS/SMALL HORIZONS
"Let's Talk" offers I Want It Now! Helping Children Deal with Frustration and Disappointment ($12.95, 0-88282-227-6) by Christ Loftis; and Not Everyone Is Nice: Helping Children Learn Caution with Strangers ($8.95, -238-1) by Frederick Alimonti and Ann Tedesco (4-8)
Ready, Set, Grow! A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Girls ($22, 1-55704-587-9; paper $12, -565-8) by Lynda Madaras, illus. by Linda Davick, discusses changes in girls' bodies. (8-11)
NEW WORLD LIBRARY/HJ KRAMER/STARSEED PRESS
Thank You, God ($15, 1-932073-04-3) by Holly Bea, illus. by Kim Howard, reminds children of the importance of gratitude. (4-7)
There Once Was a Puffin ($15.95, 0-7358-1170-7) by Florence Page Jacques, illus. by Shari Halpern, presents nonsense verse starring a penguin. (3-6)
Halloween ($15.95, 0-7358-1609-3) by Harry Behn, illus. by Greg Couch, portrays three trick-or-treaters' moonlit revels. (3-7)
I Like Cats ($15.95, 0-7358-1774-X) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Pamela Paparone, illustrates more than 100 felines. (3-7)
Halloween Circus ($16.95, 0-7358-1683-2) by Charise Neugebauer, illus. by Robert Ingpen, includes endpapers that fold out into a poster. (5-8)
Meredith and Her Magical Book of Spells ($15.95, 0-7358-1845-2) by Dorothea Lachner, illus. by Christa Unzner. Meredith finds a way to turn enemies into friends. (5-8)
Pirate Pete Sets Sail ($15.95, 0-7358-1832-0) by Jean-Pierre Jaggi, illus. by Alan Clarke, introduces a boy who turns an upsetting move to a new home into an adventure. (5-8)
The Smallest Circus in the World ($15.95, 0-7358-1787-1) by Mariana Fedorova, illus. by Eugen Sopko. A clown leaves the circus to begin a wonderful new life. (5-8)
The Magic Book ($12.95, 0-7358-1873-8) by Marcus Pfister invites readers to help out a young magician who is trying to master a dragon-conjuring spell. (5-8)
Chameleon's Colors ($15.95, 0-7358-1887-8) by Chisato Tashiro. Tired of blending in, a chameleon paints stripes on a lion and polka dots on an elephant. (5-8)
The Fox and the Stork ($15.95, 0-7358-1809-6) by Karl Ruhmann, illus. by Alessandra Roberti, retells an Aesop fable. (5-8)
The Easter Chick ($15.95, 0-7358-1855-X) by Geraldine Elschner, illus. by Alexandra Junge, is the story of an Easter dream come true. (5-8)
Sleep Bear's Christmas ($15.95, 0-7358-1851-7) by Edo Weigelt, illus. by Cristina Kadmon, reveals the spirit of Christmas in the hearts of woodland friends. (5-8)
Merry Christmas Matty Mouse ($15.95, 0-7358-1825-8) by Nancy Walker-Guye, illus. by Nora Hilb. Should Matty share the Christmas cookies he baked at school for his mother? (5-8)
The Little Christmas Tree ($15.95, 0-7358-1760-X) by Karl Ruhmann, illus. by Anne Moller. Christmas brings a magical surprise to a fir tree. (5-8)
Christmas Cakes ($15.95, 0-7358-1885-1) by Francesca Bosea, illus. by Giuliano Ferri, introduces a new holiday tradition. (5-8)
Book of Thanks issues Good Bread: A Book of Thanks ($13.95, 0-7358-1517-8) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Anne Moller (3-7).
Playtime with Rainbow Fish ($9.95, 1-59014-131-8) by Marcus Pfister is a fish-shaped board book. (2-5)
We Love Christmas! ($3.50, 1-59014-125-3) by Marilyn Janovitz reveals kittens celebrating this holiday. (2-5)
The Day I Could Fly ($15.95, 1-55971-866-8)
by Lynn Crosbie Loux, illus. by Guy Porfirio. A child in the American Southwest explores her independence. (5-8)
The Secret of the First One Up ($15.95, 1-55971-867-6) by Iris Hiskey Arno, illus. by Renée Graef, is a story about the tradition of Groundhog Day. (5-8)
Starting Life debuts with Frog (1-55971-869-2) and Butterfly (-868-4) by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Simon Mendez ($16.95 each, 5-8). Our Wild World welcomes Alligators and Crocodiles (—860-9, paper -859-5), Lizards (-858-7, paper 857-9), Snakes (-856-0, paper -855-2) and Turtles (-862-5, paper -861-7) by Deborah Dennard, illus. by Jennifer Owings Dewey ($10.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-10). And Kids' FAQs continues with Everything Cat ($9.95, -864-1; paper $6.95, -865-X) by Marty Crisp (8-11).
Let's Rock! Rock Painting for Kids ($11.95, 1-55971-870-6) by Linda Kranz offers instructions and design ideas for painting rocks. (6-12)
The F Team ($16.95, 1-55143-241-2) by Anne Laurel Carter, illus. by Rose Cowles. Wearing figure skates, a group of girls hone their ice hockey skills. (4-8)
Sir Cassie to the Rescue ($16.95, 1-55143-243-9) by Linda Smith, illus. by Karen Patkau. Cassie wants to play a pretend game of knights, but who will be the damsel in distress? (4-8)
Hank and Fergus ($16.95, 1-55143-245-5) by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund, illus. by Louise Andre-Laliberte. Hank's invisible dog is his best friend. (4-8)
You Can't Rush a Cat ($16.95, 1-55143-247-1) by Karleen Bradford, illus. by Leslie Elizabeth Watts. Jessica knows just what it takes to win over a wild cat. (4-8)
Dinosaurs on the Beach ($4.99, 1-55143-260-9) by Marilyn Helmer. Josie finds dinosaur prints in stone. (7-11)
Dog Days ($4.99, 1-55143-256-0) by Becky Citra. How will Brady overcome his fear of dogs? (7-11)
TJ and the Haunted House ($4.99, 1-55143-262-5) by Hazel Hutchins. To raise money for a school trip, TJ turns his home into a haunted house. (7-11)
Off Season ($4.99, 1-55143-237-4) by Eric Walters relays Nick's and Kia's adventure after basketball season ends. (7-11)
Leaving the Log House ($7.95, 1-55143-258-7) by Ainslie Manson. Two dolls help Teresa cope when she receives a new prosthetic leg. (8-12)
The Man in the Moonstone ($6.95, 1-55143-264-1) by Melanie Jackson. After landing a part in a musical, Dinah stumbles onto a jewel heist. (8-12)
The Big Show ($6.95, 1-55143-266-8) by Don Trembath centers on boys who compete in a karate tournament. (9-12)
Waiting for Sarah ($6.95, 1-55143-270-6) by James Heneghan and Bruce McBay. After losing his family in a horrific accident, Mike meets a girl who appears to have died a violent death. (12-up)
Torn Away ($6.95, 1-55143-263-3) by James Heneghan. Exiled from Ireland as a terrorist, Declan goes to live with a family in Canada. (12-up)
Summer of Magic Quartet issues Dance of the Stones ($6.95, 1-55143-268-4) by Andrea Spalding ($6.95, 8-12).
Orca Soundings releases Fastback Beach (1-55143-267-6) by Shirlee Smith Matheson, Truth (-265-X) by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Hit Squad (-269-2) by James Heneghan and Tough Trails (-271-4) by Irene Morck ($7.95 each, 12-up).
Storm Child ($6.95, 0-88862-793-9) by Brenda Bellingham. With a Scottish father and a Peigan Indian mother, Isobel feels as though her heart is pulled in two directions. (8-14)
New First Novels are Carrie Loses Her Nerve (0-88780-591-4) by Lesley Choyce, Lilly in the Middle (-589-2) by Brenda Bellingham, Morgan's Pet Plot (-587-6) by Ted Staunton and Robyn Makes the News (-593-0) by Hazel Hutchins ($3.99 each, 6-9). And Sports Stories adds Mud Run (1-55028-786-9) by Bill Swan and Soccer Star! (-788-5) by Jacqueline Guest ($5.50 each, 8-13).
Pianomania ($11.95, 1-896764-63-0) by Manjusha Pawagi, illus. by Liz Milkau, is a tale by the author of The Girl Who Hated Books. (4-8)
The Night Spies ($5.95, 1-896764-70-3) by Kathy Kacer is a novel based on real events and characters. (8-12)
The Estorian Chronicles continues with The Battle for Carnillo ($7.95, 1-55039-127-5) by Nikki Tate (8-12).
ORCA/WALRUSThe Top Secret Files of Mother Goose ($16.95, 1-55285-469-8), illus. by Tim Banks. Who really stole the tarts from the Queen of Hearts? (5-10)
Borealis: A Polar Bear Cub's First Adventure ($8.95, 1-55285-465-5) by Rebecca Grambo, illus. by Daniel Cox, follows a cub's first year of life. (6-11)
Raging River ($6.95, 1-55285-510-4) by Pam Withers. Jake participates in a whitewater rafting trip. (8-12)
Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs: A Trip to the Sawmill ($15.95, 1-58567-368-4) by Joyce Slayton Mitchell, photos by Steve Borns, showcases the fundamentals of forestry. (3-12)
The Little Squash Seed ($9.95, 1-57072-238-2) by Gayla Seale chronicles how a seed becomes a vegetable. (2-8)
Bark and Tim: A True Story of Friendship ($14.95, 1-57072-271-4) by Audrey Glassman Vernick and Ellen Glassman Gidaro, illus. by Tim Brown, is a tale based on folk artist Brown's childhood rapport with his dog. (5-8)
Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage ($24.95, 1-57072-255-2) by Roger S. Baum, illus. by Dean Coons, is the story of Lion's arrival in Oz, penned by the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. (8-12)