| 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 |
Bedtime ($9.95, 1-929628-12-9) by Nechama Dina Adelman, illus. by Nicole Blau, centers on a boy who has trouble settling down at bedtime. (2-5)
Crafts for Kids: Fun, Easy-to-Follow Projects for 2 to 6 Year Olds ($19.95, 0-600-60692-9) by Gill Dickinson presents projects inspired by festivities from around the world. (2-6)
(Chronicle Books, dist.)
Pea Pod Babies ($15.95, 1-59354-003-5) by Karen Baicker, illus. by Sam Williams. Three babies burst from their pod into a garden world. (6 mo. —4 yrs.)
Santa Teddy: A Christmas Book ($12.95, 1-59354-004-3) by David Ellwand is a photographic touch-and-feel book. (2-5)
Petropolis ($15.95, 1-59354-001-9) by Susanne Santoro Whayne, illus. by Christopher Santoro. Where do pets go when no one is home? (4-7)
Pumpkin Shivaree ($15.95, 1-59354-006-X) by Rick Agran, illus. by Sara Anderson, depicts the development of a pumpkin, from seed to fruit. (5-8)
The Story of Little Black Sambo ($17.95, 1-929766-55-6) by Helen Bannerman, illus. by Christopher Bing, is a retelling of this story. (5-up)
The Song of Hiawatha ($16.95, 1-59354-002-7) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illus. by Margaret Early, showcases this classic poem. (6-up)
BrainJuice: Science, Fresh Squeezed! ($14.95, 1-59354-005-1) by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Richard Thompson, contains 41 poems about science. (7-11)
M Is for Music ($16, 0-15-201438-1) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Stacy Innerst, pays tribute to all things musical. (All ages)
The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas ($7.95, 0-15-204803-0) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Reginald Birch, features Birch's 1937 art. (All ages)
Platypus and the Birthday Party ($16, 0-15-204753-0) by Chris Riddell. Platypus celebrates a friend's birthday. (2-5)
Piggies in a Polka ($16, 0-15-216483-9) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by LeUyen Pham, introduces singing and dancing pigs. (3-7)
Pig Enough ($16, 0-15-216582-7) by Janie Bynum tells of a guinea pig who wants to be all that a pig can be. (3-7)
Captain's Purr ($16, 0-15-204939-8) by Madeleine Floyd is the tale of a cat with a secret. (3-7)
Serious Trouble ($16, 0-15-202664-9) by Arthur Howard. Ernest saves his kingdom from a three-headed dragon. (3-7)
How I Became a Pirate ($16, 0-15-201848-4) by Melinda Long, illus. by David Shannon. Jeremy sets off on a pirate adventure. (3-7)
Dinosailors ($16, 0-15-204609-7) by Deb Lund, illus. by Howard Fine, tells a story of dinosaurs at sea. (3-7)
Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day ($16, 0-15-216407-3) by David McPhail. Bear discovers the ups and downs of friendship. (3-7)
Little Whistle's Christmas ($16, 0-15-204590-2) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers. Little Whistle and his friends discover the true meaning of Christmas. (3-7)
Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery ($15, 0-15-216518-5) by Ellen Stoll Walsh. These mouse detectives learn about camouflage as they solve a mystery. (3-7)
Avalanche Annie: A Not-So-Tall Tale ($16, 0-15-216735-8) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Kurt Cyrus, tells of a "tiny giant of a woman" who lassoes an avalanche and saves a town. (3-7)
Mabel the Tooth Fairy and How She Got Her Job ($16, 0-15-216307-7) by Katie Davis reveals how the tooth fairy launched her career. (5-8)
Carl Sandburg: Adventures of a Poet ($17, 0-15-204686-0) by Penelope Niven, illus. by Marc Nadel. This biography includes excerpts from Sandburg's writings. (6-9)
Mountain Solo ($17, 0-15-202670-3) by Jeanette Ingold. A love of music links a contemporary teen with a pioneer in Montana. (12-up)
When We Were Saints ($17, 0-15-216371-9) by Han Nolan. Archie is haunted by his grandfather's dying words telling the boy that he is a saint. (12-up)
East ($18, 0-15-204563-5) by Edith Pattou. A young woman goes to the ends of the earth—and beyond—to rescue the man she loves. (12-up)
The Afterlife ($16, 0-15-204774-3) by Gary Soto. After his murder, a 14-year-old discovers what life is all about. (12-up)
The She ($17, 0-15-216819-2) by Carol Plum-Ucci. Were Evan's parents swallowed up by a legendary creature that devours ships? (14-up)
Mr. Putter & Tabby adds Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup ($14, 0-15-202637-1) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard (6-9). New to Magic Shop Books is Juliet Dove, Queen of Love ($17, -204561-9) by Bruce Coville (8-12). Chet Gecko Mysteries offers Trouble Is My Beeswax ($14, -216718-8) by Bruce Hale (8-12). And Young Wizards welcomes Wizard's Holiday ($17, -204771-9) by Diane Duane (12-up).
Dogzilla (0-15-204948-7, paper -204949-5) and Kat Kong (-204951-7, paper -204950-9) by Dav Pilkey ($14 each, paper $4.95, all ages); and The Maldonado Miracle ($17, -205037-X; paper $5.95, -205036-1) by Theodore Taylor (8-12).
Little Rat reprints Little Rat Sets Sail ($5.95, 0-15-204769-7) by Monika Bang-Campbell, illus. by Molly Bang (6-9). And Mr. Putter & Tabby gains Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch Cold ($5.95, -204760-3) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard (6-9).
The Borrowers return in The Borrowers: Fiftieth Anniversary Gift Ed. ($19.95, 0-15-204928-2) by Mary Norton, illus. by Diana Stanley (8-up). Harcourt Young Classics reissues The Alley (-204917-7, paper -204918-5) and The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode (-204914-2, paper -204916-9) by Eleanor Estes, illus. by Edward Ardizzone; Miracles on Maple Hill (-204719-0, paper -204718-2) by Virginia Sorensen, illus. by Beth and Joe Krush; and Plain Girl (-204724-7, paper -204725-5) by Sorensen, illus. by Charles Geer ($17 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $5.95, 8-up). And Young Wizards reissues So You Want to Be a Wizard: Twentieth Anniversary Ed. ($16.95, -204738-7) by Diane Duane (12-up).
The Secret School ($5.95, 0-15-204699-2) by Avi (8-12); Paint by Magic (-204925-8) and Pale Phoenix (-204927-4) by Kathryn Reiss ($5.95 each, 10-up); and The Big Burn ($6.95, -204924-X) by Jeanette Ingold (12-up).
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush ($15, 0-15-202032-2) by Will Hillenbrand uses this song to ease children's anxieties about the first day of school. (3-7)
Little Buggy Runs Away ($16, 0-15-216550-9) by Kevin O'Malley is a companion to Little Buggy. (3-7)
Iris and Walter return in Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie ($15, 0-15-216695-5) by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier (6-9).
Paperback Series ReprintsIris and Walter reprints Iris and Walter: The Sleepover ($5.95, 0-15-204637-2) by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier (6-9).
Title in Spanish
Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez (Harvesting Hope) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Yuyi Morales, trans. by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada ($17, 0-15-204755-7, 6-9).
The Monsters of Morley Manor: A Madcap Adventure ($5.95, 0-15-204705-0) by Bruce Coville (8-12); and Being Dead ($6.95, -204912-6) by Vivian Vande Velde (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Tartan Magic offers The Bagpiper's Ghost ($5.95, 0-15-204913-4) by Jane Yolen. And Young Wizards adds A Wizard Alone ($6.95, -204911-8) by Diane Duane (12-up).
Paperback Series ReissuesYoung Wizards reissues So You Want to Be a Wizard (0-15-204940-1), Deep Wizardry (-204942-8) and High Wizardry (-204941-X) by Diane Duane ($6.95 each, 8-up). And Enchanted Forest Chronicles issues The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Boxed Set ($23.95, -205052-3) by Patricia C. Wrede (10-up).
Tails ($12.95, 0-15-216773-0) by Matthew Van Fleet reveals a variety of animal tails. (2-5)
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep Gift Set ($16.95, 0-15-204756-5) by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Debi Gliori, packages this book with a nightlight. (3-7)
Board Book Reprints
Quack and Count (0-15-204751-4) and Who Is the Beast? (-204752-2) by Keith Baker ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3yrs.).
Kipper and Roly ($5.95, 0-15-204600-3) by Mick Inkpen (3-7).
First Day ($16, 0-15-216577-0) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke, describes a nervous student's first day of school. (3-7)
Hey, Pancakes! ($16, 0-15-216502-9) by Tamson Weston, illus. by Stephen Gammell. A family begins the day with a pancake breakfast. (3-7)
Thunder Rose ($16, 0-15-216472-3) by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Kadir Nelson, offers a Wild West tall tale about Thunder Rose, who can subdue the wiliest of outlaws. (5-8)
Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana ($16, 0-15-202482-4) by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by David Catrow, gives the Tom Thumb tale a bayou setting. (5-8)
Shining ($17, 0-15-200773-3) by Julius Lester, illus. by John Clapp. A girl who is rejected by the residents of her African village returns to become their leader. (6-9)
Pocahontas ($17, 0-15-216737-4) by Joseph Bruchac is told through the alternating perspectives of Pocahontas and John Smith. (12-up)
American Heroes gains Amelia Earhart Free in the Skies ($16, 0-15-202498-0; paper $5.95, -216810-9) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Bill Wylie (8-12).
Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures ($6, 0-15-204761-1) by Marla Frazee (all ages); The Cow That Went OINK ($6, -204763-8) by Bernard Most (2-5); and Otis (-204604-6) by Janie Bynum; Moon Rope/ Un lazo a la luna (-201702-X) by Lois Ehlert, trans. by Amy Prince; Cosmo Zooms (-204765-4) by Arthur Howard; One Monkey Too Many (-204764-6) by Jackie French Koller, illus. by Lynn Munsinger; and Little Whistle (-204762-X) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers ($6 each, 3-7).
The Wolves in the Walls ($16.99, 0-380-97827-X) by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean. Lucy senses there are wolves living in the walls of her house. (All ages)
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat ($14.99, 0-06-029711-5) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Melissa Sweet, introduces a cat who delights in Halloween. (2-5)
At the Firehouse ($15.99, 0-06-029815-4) by Anne Rockwell focuses on firefighters. (3-6)
The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin ($15.99, 0-06-024479-8) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Richard Egielski. A small yellow pumpkin dreams of being an orange jack-o-lantern. (3-6)
The Flying Witch ($15.99, 0-06-028536-2) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Vladimir Vagin. A plucky heroine outwits Baba Yaga. (3-6)
My Beastly Brother ($15.99, 0-06-029547-3) by Laura Leuck, illus. by Scott Nash. Are big brothers nice to have around? (3-6)
Albert the Bear ($15.99, 0-06-053688-8) by Nick Butterworth is the tale of a toy bear. (3-7)
I Won't Get Lost ($15.99, 0-06-028960-0) by Martha Lambert, illus. by Kate Duke. A young dragon doesn't understand why he needs to know his address and phone number—until he gets lost. (3-7)
Dracula and Frankenstein Are Friends ($15.99, 0-06-000115-1) by Katherine Tegen, illus. by Doug Cushman, reveals what it means to be a friend. (3-8)
Hurricanes ($15.99, 0-688-16291-6) by Seymour Simon. Text and photos examine these storms. (3-8)
Thanksgiving Is Here! ($15.99, 0-06-51588-0) by Diane Goode celebrates this holiday. (3-8)
The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas ($15.99, 0-06-052670-X) by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Can the Bears stop Santa from canceling Christmas? (4-8)
Creepy Things Are Scaring Me! ($14.99, 0-06-028962-7) by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger. A child's imagination runs wild at bedtime. (4-8)
Prairie Train ($15.99, 0-688-13433-5) by Marsha Wilson Chall, illus. by John Thompson. A girl takes a railroad trip across the country and into the past. (4-8)
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' ($14.99, 0-06-0008670-X) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Megan Lloyd. A family's holiday turkey is dropped into an icy lake. (4-8)
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot ($15.99, 0-06-028691-1) by Linda Smith, illus. by Jane Manning, offers a twist on a familiar tale. (4-8)
'Twas the Day After Christmas ($15.99, 0-06-028952-X) by Gordon Snell, illus. by Sean Delonas, tacks a day onto Clement C. Moore's holiday classic. (4-8)
What Do Angels Wear? ($15.99, 0-06-028886-8) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully, reveals angels' activities. (4-8)
Where Is Little Reynard? ($15.99, 0-06-029559-7) by Joyce Carol Oates, illus. by Mark Graham. Since the tiniest kitten in the litter doesn't fit in, he tries to find a home with a fox family. (4-8)
Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight? ($12.99, 0-06-008088-4) by Laura Rader is a companion to Santa's New Suit. (4-8)
($15.99, 0-06-000008-2) by Diane Stanley gives this classic a new spin. (5-8)
Spiders ($15.99, 0-06-028691-2) by Seymour Simon presents facts and photos about spiders. (5-9)
The True-or-False Book of Dogs ($15.99, 0-06-029767-0) by Patricia Lauber, illus. by Rosalyn Schanzer, outlines the history and habits of canines. (6-8)
The Picture of Morty & Ray ($15.99, 0-06-623785-8) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jack E. Davis, offers a portrait of two schoolboys. (6-10)
Gingerbread Mouse ($12.99, 0-06-009080-4) by Katy Bratun. After a tree branch falls and ruins Mouse's house, will she find a new home in time for Christmas? (6-up)
The Skeleton in the Closet ($15.99, 0-688-17738-7) by Alice Schertle, illus. by Curtis Jobling, tells of a skeleton with a sense of fashion. (6-up)
The Mayor of Central Park: A Told Tale of Many Tails ($15.99, 0-06-000682-X) by Avi, illus. by Brian Floca, is an historical novel about baseball. (8-12)
Snakes Don't Miss Their Mothers ($15.99, 0-06-052624-6) by M.E. Kerr is a novel featuring critters at an animal rescue shelter. (8-12)
Every Day's a Holiday: Amusing Rhymes for Happy Times ($17.99, 0-06-008584-3) by Dean Koontz, illus. by Phil Parks, compiles poems. (8-up)
Lily B. on the Brink of Cool ($15.99, 0-06-000586-6) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. Lily attempts to turn around the most boring summer ever. (9-13)
The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers, Diggers, and Wings ($17.99, 0-06-009493-1) by Terry Pratchett collects this trilogy in one volume. (10-up)
Lily's Ghosts ($16.99, 0-06-051829-4) by Laura Ruby is a first novel that sheds an eerie light on the Jersey shore. (10-up)
Dangerous Girls ($13.99, 0-06-053080-4) by R.L. Stine. Teenage twins who are counselors at summer camp encounter an evil that will change their lives forever. (12-up)
My First I Can Read Books adds Biscuit's Big Friend ($14.99, 0-06-029167-2) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (3-5). Mary Engelbreit's Ann Estelle Stories welcomes Queen of Christmas ($15.99, -008175-9, 4-8). New to the An I Can Read Book series are Harry's Birthday (-050355-6, paper -050357-2) and Harry's Pony (-050657-1, paper -050659-8) by Barbara Ann Porte, illus. by Yossi Abolafia; Emma's Strange Pet (-028350-5) by Jean Little, illus. by Jennifer Plecas; and Minnie and Moo: The Night of the Living Bed (-000503-3) by Denys Cazet ($15.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-8); and Dinosaur Hunter (-028303-3) by Elaine Marie Alphin, illus. by Don Bolognese ($15.99, 8-9).
Math Start by Stuart J. Murphy adds 3 Little Firefighters: Sorting (-000118-6, paper -000120-8), illus. by Bernice Lum ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-up); Coyotes All Around: Rounding (-051529-5, paper -051531-7), illus. by Steve Björkman ($15.99, paper $4.99, 6-up); and Less Than Zero: Negative Numbers (-000124-0, paper -000126-7), illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99, paper $4.99, 7-up). Joining Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science is Dolphin Talk: Whistles, Clicks, and Clapping Jaws ($15.99, -028801-9; paper $4.99, -445210-7) by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Helen K. Davie (5-9). Riverside Kids by Johanna Kurwitz, illus. by Debbie Tilley, gains Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better ($15.99, -009601-2, 6-9). Emily Rodda's Fairy Realm flies on with The Last Fairy-Apple Tree ($8.99, -00952-X), illus. by Raoul Vitale (7-10). A Series of Unfortunate Events offers The Slippery Slope ($10.99, -441013-7) and The Bad Beginning, Rare Ed. ($14.99, -051828-6) by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist (10-up). And Warriors rages on with Forest of Secrets ($15.99, -000004-X) by Erin Hunter (10-up).
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy ($14.99, 0-06-052696-3) by Jane Thayer, illus. by Lisa McCue (3-8).
Narnia by C.S. Lewis reissues The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Color Gift Ed. (0-06-053083-9) and The Magician's Nephew Color Gift Ed. (-053084-7) ($19.99 each, 8-up); and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Book and CD ($29.99, -055649-8), all illus. by Pauline Baynes (8-up). And A
Series of Unfortunate Events presents A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Dilemma Deepens ($32.97, -055620-X) by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist (10-up).
HARPERCOLLINS/THE JULIE ANDREWS COLLECTION
Dumpy and the Firefighters ($15.99, 0-06-052681-5) by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Tony Walton. When the fire alarm sounds, Dumpy the Dump Truck helps save the day. (3-7)
Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks Book and CD ($16.99, 0-06-051633-X) by John Bucchino, illus. by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen, presents a song about approaching life with gratitude. (3-up)
Simeon's Gift Book and CD ($16.99, 0-06-008914-8) by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Gennady Spirin. A young lute player searches for a gift for his beloved. (4-8)
Blue Wolf ($15.99, 0-06-050868-X) by Catherine Creedon introduces a boy who can transform himself into a wolf. (8-12)
Phantom Stallion canters on with Golden Ghost (0-06-053726-4) and Gift Horse (-056157-2) by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up).
E.B. White Box Set: Charlotte's Web,Stuart Little,The Trumpet of the Swan (0-06-055416-9) by E.B. White ($14.99, all ages).
Paperback Series Reissue
Little House Books offers The Little House Collection ($53.91, 0-06-052996-2) by Laura Ingalls Wilder (10-up).
Wasteland ($15.99, 0-06-028644-X) by Francesca Lia Block is a novel emphasizing that who we love is beyond our control. (All ages)
Diary of a Worm ($15.99, 0-06-000150-X) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Harry Bliss, follows the life of a small worm in a gigantic worm world. (4-8)
I'm Mighty! ($15.99, 0-06-009290-4) by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan, pays tribute to a hard-working tugboat. (4-8)
Otto's Trunk ($15.99, 0-06-000956-X) by Sandy Turner is a tale about discovering what is unique about oneself. (4-8)
Very Hairy Harry ($15.99, 0-06-050907-4) by Edward Koren. This New Yorker cartoonist introduces an unusually hairy fellow. (4-8)
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup ($15.99, 0-06-029290-3) by Sharon Creech. When Rosie and her best friend can't get along, Granny knows just what to do. (8-12)
Nirvana's Children ($15.99, 0-06-054155-5) by Ranulfo is a novel about life on the streets—and on the edge of sanity. (14-up)
Little Lit presents It Was a Dark and Silly Night ($19.99, 0-06-028628-8), ed. by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly (4-up).
Mortal Engines ($16.99, 0-06-008207-0) by Philip Reeve is a first novel set in a dark world fueled by "Municipal Darwinism." (12-up)
The Books of Magic adds The Children's Crusade ($5.99, 0-06-447381-1) by Carla Jablonski, created by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton (12-up).
The Hunting of the Last Dragon ($5.99, 0-06-447231-0) by Sherryl Jordan (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprint
Fire-Us issues The Keepers of the Flame ($5.99, 0-06-447270-1) by Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher (12-up)
Goodnight Moon Board Book & Nightlight ($12.99, 0-06-054179-2) by Margaret Wise Brown packages this book with a nightlight. (up to 3)
Pete's a Pizza ($6.99, 0-06-052754-4) by William Steig. is a board book edition of the tale. (up to 3)
There Once Was a Witch ($6.99, 0-06-000795-8) by R.W. Alley. A witch wreaks havoc when she flies over a peaceful neighborhood. (1-3)
The Nutcracker ($5.99, 0-06-052745-5) by Thea Kliros illustrates this holiday classic with watercolors. (2-6)
A Very Mice Christmas ($6.99, 0-06-052321-2) by Wendy Wax is a holiday touch-and-feel tale. (2-6)
The Not-So-Scary Monster Handbook: A Spooky Lift-the-Flap ($5.99, 0-06-050431-5) by Dave Ross is a guide to dealing with pesky monsters. (4-6)
Sing Along Storybook croons on with Deck the Halls ($6.99, 0-694-01561-X) by Liza Woodruff (up to 3). Joining What to Expect Kids is What to Expect at Preschool ($3.50, 0-06-052920-2) by Heidi Murkoff, illus. by Laura Rader (2-5). Small Seasons greets Autumn Walk (-009741-8) and Winter Walk (-009742-6) by Kelly Asbury ($5.99 each, 2-5). New Biscuit titles by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, are Biscuit Is Thankful ($4.99, 0-694-01519-9, 2-6) and Biscuit Loves School Giant Lift-the-Flap ($9.99, 0-06-009454-0, 3-6). My Little Pony trots on with six titles, including Eight Little Ponies ($6.99, -055401-0, 2-6) and Pinkie Pie's Spooky Dream ($3.50, -054949-1, 2-6). Spy Kids 3 D issues Be a Spy Kid (-056778-3), The Joke Book (-056776-7) and Meet the Spy Kids (-056777-5) ($3.99 each, 3-5). Festival Readers offers Harold and the Purple Crayon: Race Car (-000179-8) and Under the Sea (-000178-X); Rainbow Fish: Don't Cheat, Rusty (0-694-52590-1) and Seaweed Soup (-52591-X); and Stuart Little: Spooky Surprise (0-06-000749-4) and Think Big, Vote Little! (-000748-6) ($3.99 each, 4-7).
Joining Maurice Sendak's Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik are The Cricket Who Came to Dinner (0-694-01703-5) and Little Bear Makes a Mask (-01699-3), illus. by Chris Hahner ($3.99 each, 2-4); and Little Bear's Bad Day (0-06-053546-6) and Little Bear's Picture (0-694-01701-9), illus. by David Wenzel ($3.99 each, 4-7). Good Boy! Greets Dog's Best Friend (0-06-054937-8) and Meet the Dogs (-054938-6) ($3.99 each, 4-7); and The Movie Novel (-054939-4) ($3.99, 8-12). New Peter Pan titles are Festival Reader #1 (-056303-6) and Festival Reader #2 (-056304-4) ($3.99 each, 4-7); The Movie Storybook ($7.99, -056302-8, 6-10); The Joke Book ($3.99, -056305-2, 6-10); Adventures in Neverland ($4.99, -056306-0, 7-10); and Peter Pan ($4.99, -056307-9, 8-12). ¡Mucha Lucha! offers Big Bad Flea (-054862-2) and The Fortune Donut (-054861-4) ($3.50 each, 4-8); and The Joke Book (-054535-6), Mummy with the Golden Mask (-054865-7) and Pinball Problems (-054866-5) ($3.99 each, 4-8). Super School Side-Splitters ($6.99, 0-694-01680-2) by Quinlan Lee, illus. by Clive Scruton, is a new Tongue-Twister Tale (5-8). And Charming Classics presents Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates Book and Charm (0-06-055412-6) by Mary Mapes Dodge and The Wind in the Willows Book and Charm (-053723-X) by Kenneth Grahame ($6.99 each, 8-12); and Peter Pan Deluxe Book and Charm (-055412-6) by J.M. Barrie ($9.99, 8-12).
Five Little Pumpkins ($5.99, 0-694-01177-0), illus. by Dan Yaccarino (1-up).
The Halloween Play Board Book ($6.99, 0-06-054443-0) by Felicia Bond. Roger and his classmates prepare for the school Halloween play. (1-3)
Rolie Polie Olie Board Book ($6.99, 0-06-055716-8) by William Joyce features the characters from the TV show Rolie Polie Olie. (2-5)
Brainboy and the Deathmaster ($16.99, 0-06-029181-8) by Tor Seidler. Strange things happen when a young computer whiz plays a new prototype of his favorite game. (8-up)
Crocodile Smile Book and CD (0-06-055745-1) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Lois Ehlert; and Follow the Moon Book and CD (-055744-3) by Weeks, illus. by Suzanne Duranceau ($16.99 each, 3-7); and Poinsettia and the Firefighters ($15.99, -053509-1) by Felicia Bond (3-7).
Baby Radar ($15.99, 0-688-15948-6) by Naomi Shihab Nye, illus. by Nancy Carpenter, views life through a toddler's perspective. (2-up)
Julius's Candy Corn ($6.99, 0-06-053789-2) by Kevin Henkes brings back the star of Julius, the Baby of the World. (2-up)
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick Board Book and Finger Puppet ($10.99, 0-06-054078-8) by Kevin Henkes packages this book with a Sheila Rae finger puppet. (2-up)
My Car Board Book ($6.99, 0-06-056045-2) by Byron Barton focuses on Sam and his car. (3-6)
Francine's Day ($15.99, 0-06-623936-2) by Anna Alter tells of a girl who doesn't want to get out of bed and go to school. (3-up)
Snow Music ($15.99, 0-06-623956-7) by Lynne Rae Perkins describes a snowy day. (3-up)
Thumbelina ($16.99, 0-688-17476-0) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Brian Pinkney, presents this classic tale with new art. (4-up)
What a Hat! ($15.99, 0-06-051479-5) by Holly Keller is a tale that emphasizes the importance of sharing. (4-up)
Autumnblings ($15.99, 0-06-009278-5) by Douglas Florian collects poems about autumn. (5-up)
Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up ($16.99, 0-06-029265-2) by Lisa Westberg Peters, illus. by Cathie Felstead, offers 22 poems about geology and earth science. (5-up)
All Their Names Were Courage ($15.99, 0-06-623810-2) by Sharon Phillips Denslow tells of two families during the Civil War. (7-up)
Leon and the Spitting Image ($15.99, 0-06-053930-5) by Alan Kurzweil, illus. by Bret Bertholf. Leon creates a doll that he uses to control his teacher. (10-up)
Olive's Ocean ($15.99, 0-06-053543-1) by Kevin Henkes. A classmate who was killed in a bike accident haunts Martha's thoughts and dreams. (10-up)
Amelia Bedelia is back in Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm ($15.99, 0-06-051890-1) by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (5-up). And Rowan continues with Rowan and the Ice Creepers ($15.99, -029780-8) by Emily Rodda (7-up).
Freight Train/Tren de carga ($15.99, 0-06-056202-1) by Donald Crews (2-up); and Wild Robert ($15.99, 0-06-055530-0), Aunt Maria (-623742-4) and Power of Three (-623743-2) by Diana Wynne Jones ($16.99 each, 10-up).
Amelia Bedelia stars in Amelia Bedelia and the Christmas List ($6.99, 0-06-051874-X) by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (6-up).
Bad Boys ($15.99, 0-06-000102-X) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Henry Cole. Two wolves disguise themselves as sheep to get a lamb dinner. (4-7)
Dear Tooth Fairy ($15.99, 0-06-623972-9) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. A girl awaiting her first loose tooth corresponds with the tooth fairy. (4-7)
Vampire Kisses ($15.99, 0-06-009334-X) by Ellen Schreiber tells of an unusual first love. (12-up)
Unseen Companion ($15.99, 0-06-052056-6) by Denise Gosliner Orenstein. A teen who has been beaten and imprisoned disappears. (14-up)
A Christmas Stocking Story ($14.99, 0-06-000985-3) by Hilary Knight (3-7).
Slumming ($15.99, 0-06-001022-3) by Kristen D. Randle. Three teens embark on a "human experiment" that has unexpected consequences. (12-up)
Freaky Green Eyes ($16.99, 0-06-623759-9) by Joyce Carol Oates probes the dark secrets of an all-American family. (14-up)
Inside Out ($15.99, 0-06-623962-1) by Terry Trueman is the story of a boy who is held hostage. (14-up)
Out of Order ($15.99, 0-06-623968-0) by A.M. Jenkins. Colt's mother tells him that he can no longer play baseball if he doesn't raise his grades. (14-up)
Please Don't Kill the Freshman ($15.99, 0-06-052936-9) by Zoe Trope. A teenager presents a memoir of her high school experience. (14-up)
Brides of Eden: A True Story Imagined (0-06-447217-5) by Linda Crew, Dolores: Seven Stories About Her (-054062-1) by Bruce Brooks, God of Beer (-447276-0) by Garret Keizer and Lady: My Life as a Bitch (-054033-8) by Melvin Burgess ($6.99 each, 12-up).
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (0-06-053399-4) and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (-53398-6) by Sue Townsend ($6.99 each, 12-up).
The Night the Martian Landed ($4.25, 0-688-17246-6) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Christopher Santoro. Did aliens really land in New Jersey, as reported on the radio one Halloween night? (8-up)
Holidazed! Crazy-Cool Ways to Rock, Roll, and Celebrate All the Most Fabulous Days of the Year ($12.99, 0-06-446240-4) by Super Clea and Keva Marie compiles activities, recipes and stories. (10-up)
Stanley Lambchop Adventures offers Invisible Stanley (0-06-009792-2) and Stanley's Christmas Adventure (-442175-9) by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash (7-10). And The Princess Diaries continues with Volume IV and a Half: Project Princess ($2.99, -057131-4) by Meg Cabot (12-up).
Little Porcupine's Christmas ($5.99, 0-06-055490-8) by Joseph Slate, illus. by Felicia Bond (3-6); Two Little Trains ($5.99,
-443568-7) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon ($6.99, 3-6); This First Thanksgiving Day ($5.99, -054184-9) by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Mark Buehner ($5.99, 3-8); I'll Always Be Your Friend (-055548-3) by Sam McBratney, illus. by Kim Lewis; and Jingle Bells, Homework Smells (0-688-17545-7) by Diane deGroat ($5.99 each, 4-8); The Christmas Ship ($5.99, 0-06-443605-5) by Dean Morrissey (5-9); King Midas and the Golden Touch (-054063-X) by Charlotte Craft, illus. by Kinuko Y. Craft; and Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts (-055960-8) by Anna Grossnickle Hines ($6.99 each, 5-up); A Doctor Like Papa (-444292-6) by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock; and Night of the Living Gerbil (-442115-5), Vampire State Building (-000052-X) and Wolfman Sam (-442048-5) by Elizabeth Levy ($4.99 each, 7-10); Anna on the Farm (-441100-1) by Mary Downing Hahn, illus. by Diane deGroat; Loser (-054074-5) by Jerry Spinelli; and How I Survived Being a Girl (-054073-7) by Wendelin Van Draanen ($5.99 each, 8-12); Christmas in Canaan ($6.99, -000747-8) by Kenny Rogers and Donald Davenport (8-12); Coraline ($5.99, 0-380-80734-3) by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (8-up); Skeleton Man ($4.99, 0-06-440888-4) by Joseph Bruchac (10-up); Abarat ($11.99, -440733-0) by Clive Barker (10-up); and All-American Girl (-447277-9) by Meg Cabot, Battle Dress (-053520-2) by Amy Efaw and The Kite Rider (-441091-9) by Geraldine McCaughrean ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
My First I Can Read Books reprints Biscuit Goes to School ($3.99, 0-06-44616-0) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (3-5). I Can Read Books adds Marvin One Too Many (-444279-9) by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Jane Clark Brown; This Book Is Haunted (-444261-6) by Joanne Rocklin, illus. by Joann Adinolfi; and Minnie and Moo: The Night Before Christmas (-444313-2) by Denys Cazet ($3.99 each, 4-8); Amelia Bedilia 40th Anniversary Box Set (-054238-1) by Peggy Parish; The Stuart Little I Can Read Library (-053915-1) by Susan Hill, illus. by Lydia Halverson; and An I Can Read Halloween Treat (-054237-3) ($11.97 each, 4-8); and Prairie School ($3.99, -051318-7) by Avi, illus. by Bill Farnsworth (8-up). And Mud Flat Friends issues Christmas at Mud Flat ($4.25, -054060-5) by James Stevenson (7-10).
Petey's Bedtime Story 10th Anniversary Ed. ($5.99, 0-688-14390-3) by Beverly Cleary (4-8); Fifteen (0-06-053300-5), Jean and Johnny (-053301-3), The Luckiest Girl (-053299-8) and Sister of the Bride (-053298-X) by Cleary ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Julie of the Wolves ($5.99, -054095-8) by Jean Craighead George (12-up).
Li'l Pet Hospital continues with The Surprise Sleepover (0-06-054839-8) and The Sticky Rescue (-054841-X) by Kenn Viselman ($3.99 each, 4-8). New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley adds The Case of the Tattooed Cat (-009341-2), The Case of the Nutcracker Ballet (-009342-0) and The Case of the Clue at the Zoo (-0093439-0) by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ($4.99 each, 6-10). The Olsens' Two of a Kind welcomes Dare to Scare (-009327-7), Santa Girls (-009328-5) and Heart to Heart (-009329-3) ($4.99 each, 8-12). Full House: Dear Michelle debuts with Help, There's a Ghost in My Room! (-054083-4), How Will Santa Find Me? (-054084-2) and Dear Michelle #3 (-054085-0) by Judy Katchke ($4.99 each, 6-10). Thoroughbred trots on with Parker's Passion (-054441-4), Unbridled (-056634-5) and Starstruck (-058673-7) by Joanna Campbell ($4.99 each, 8-12). Luna Bay gains Oh Buoy! (-057373-2), Hawaii Five-Go! (-057374-0) and Luna Bay #6 (-057375-9) by Francess Lantz ($4.99 each, 9-up). So Little Time greets Boy Crazy (-009315-3) and Best Friends Forever (-009316-1) by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ($4.99 each, 9-15). Joining Mary-Kate and Ashley Sweet 16 is Little White Lies ($4.99, -055647-1) by the Olsens (10-up). Mary-Kate and Ashley: In Action issues Fast Food Fight ($4.99, -009309-9) by the Olsens (4-7). And the Olsens'Mary-Kate and Ashley Starring In presents The Challenge ($4.99, -056702-3) (8-12).
Mary-Kate & Ashley: Our Story, Updated Ed. ($4.99, 0-06-056848-8) by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (9-12).