(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


Selma ($7.95, 1-929132-50-6) by Jutta Bauer. A sheep ponders the meaning of happiness. (All ages)

On My Way to Buy Eggs ($15.95, 1-929132-49-2) by Chih-Yuan Chen tells of a simple walk that turns into an adventure. (3-6)

Dan's Angel: A Detective's Guide to the Language of Paintings ($16.95, 1-929132-47-6) by Alexander Sturgis, illus. by Lauren Child. Dan learns to interpret the symbols and the mysteries of art. (5-9)

Unique Monique ($15.95, 1-929132-51-4) by Maria Rousaki, illus. by Polina Papanikolaou, is a story about school uniforms and wanting to be different. (5-9)

Troy Thomson's Excellent Peotry (sic) Book ($14.95, 1-929132-52-2) by Gary Crew, illus. by Craig Smith, is an introduction to poetry. (9-13)


Paperback Series

Math Matters adds Where's Harley? ($4.95, 1-57565-132-7) by Carol and Amanda Felton, illus. by Paige Eastburn O'Rourke (4-6); The Blast Off Kid ($4.95, -130-0) by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Rebecca Thornburgh (5-7); and Fair Is Fair! ($4.95, -131-9) by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Diane Palmisciano (6-8). And Science Solves It! welcomes The Creeping Tide ($4.99, -128-9) by Gail Herman, illus. by John Nez; and Almost Invisible Irene (-129-7) by Daphne Skinner, illus. by Jerry Smath; and The Case of Vampire Vivian (-127-0) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Amy Wummer ($4.99 each, 6-8).


It's Sukkah Time! ($10.95, 1-58013-084-4) by Latifa Berry Kropf, photos by Tod Cohen. A preschool class builds a sukkah to commemorate Sukkot. (2-6)

Lots of Latkes: A Hanukkah Story ($14.95, 1-58013-091-7; paper $6.95, -061-5) by Sandy Lanton, illus. by Vicki Jo Redenbaugh. Rivka and her friends celebrate this holiday. (3-8)

Too Much of a Good Thing ($15.95, 1-58013-082-8; paper $6.95, -066-6) by Mira Wasserman, illus. by Christine Mannone Carolan, visits a kingdom in which Shabbat is celebrated every day of the week. (3-8)


Tasty Bible Stories: A Menu of Tales & Matching Recipes ($10.95, 1-58013-080-1) by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn, pairs biblical tales with recipes they inspired. (3-7)

Paperback Reprint

Thank You, God! A Jewish Child's Book of Prayers ($6.95, 1-58013-101-8) by Judyth Groner and Madeline Wikler, illus. by Shelly O. Haas (3-7).

Paperback Reissues

The Whole Megillah (Almost) ($4.95, 0-929371-23-2) by Shoshana Silberman, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn (4-9); and Brainteasers from Jewish Folklore ($7.95, 1-58013-001-1) by Rosalind Charney Kaye (6-10).


Bagels from Benny ($15.95, 1-55337-417-7) by Aubrey Davis, illus. by Dusan Petricic. Benny's gift of bagels brings unexpected results. (4-8)

Suki's Kimono ($15.95, 1-55337-084-8) by Chieri Uegaki, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. Suki is determined to wear her new kimono to school. (5-8)

A Pioneer Christmas: Celebrating in the Backwoods in 1841 ($14.95, 1-55074-953-6; paper $7.95, -955-2) by Barbara Greenwood, illus. by Heather Colins, examines holiday traditions. (8-12)

The Waiting Dog ($15.95, 1-55337-006-6) by Carolyn Beck, illus. by Andrea Beck, reveals a dog's ultimate fantasy (8-up).

The Amazing International Space Station ($15.95, 1-55337-360-X; paper $8.95,

-380-4), illus. by Rose Cowles, presents photos, journal entries and activities. (9-12)

The Mysterious Mummer ($16.95, 1-55337-376-6) by L.M. Falcone is the tale of a boy who has a creepy Christmas. (9-14)

Flames of the Tiger ($16.95, 1-55337-618-8) by John Wilson focuses on a young German soldier during WWII. (10-14)

America Votes: How Our President Is Elected ($16.95, 1-55337-086-4: paper $9.95, -087-2) by Linda Granfield, illus. by Steve Björkman, explains how the electoral system works. (10-14)


Elliot Moose is back in Elliot's Christmas Surprise ($12.95, 1-55337-474-6; paper $5.95, -661-7) by Andrea Beck (3-7). New Franklin titles, based on characters created by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Brenda Clark, are The Franklin Annual, Vol. 2 ($14.95, -531-9, 3-8); Franklin's Christmas: A Sticker Activity Book ($6.95, —506-8, 3-up); Franklin TV Storybooks: Franklin Wants a Badge (-467-3), Franklin Makes a Deal (-469-X), Franklin and the Baby (1-55074-706-1) and Franklin Says Sorry (-712-6) ($10.95 each, 3-8); and Franklin Workbooks: Math Stories: Addition (1-55337-593-9), Alphabet Mazes (-592-0), Phonics (-594-7), Measurements (-595-5), Numbers (-591-2), Printing Practice (-590-4), Math Stories: Subtraction (-597-1) and Vocabulary Puzzles (-596-3) ($3.95 each paper, 4-6). Once-Upon-a-Time issues Three Royal Tales ($10.95, 1-55074-939-0) by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Kasia Charko (5-8).

New to Kids Can Read! are Puppy SamStories: Sam's First Halloween (1-55337-355-3, paper -356-1) and A Friend for Sam (-374-X, paper -375-8) by Mary Labatt, illus. by Marisol Sarrazin ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); Franklin the Turtle Stories: Franklin's Reading Club (-369-3, paper -370-7) and Franklin's Surprise (-465-7, paper -466-5), based on characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Riddle Books: Spooky Riddles (447-9, paper -413-4) and Yucky Riddles (-448-7, paper -414-2) by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Eric Parker ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). The Kids Can Press Wildlife Series welcomes Bats ($10.95, -524-6; paper $5.95, -525-4) by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Nancy Gray Ogle (5-10). Joining Kids Can Do It are Christmas Crafts from Around the World ($12.95, -427-4; paper $5.95, -428-2) by Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by June Bradford (7-11); and All-American Quilts ($12.95, -538-6; paper $6.95, 539-4) by Biz Storms, illus. by Bradford (8-up). Good Times Travel Agency offers Adventures in Ancient China ($14.95, -453-3; paper $8.95, -454-1) by Linda Bailey, illus. by Bill Slavin (8-12). And Mysterious You gains Achoo! ($14.95, -450-9: paper $6.95, -451-7) by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Rose Cowles (9-14).


Learning with Animals Book Set ($16.95, 1-55337-341-3) by Mélanie Watt packages together five minibooks that teach concepts. (2-5)

Paperback Series

New Memory Scrapbooks for Kids are My Class and Me: Kindergarten (1-55337-129-1), 1st Grade (-475-4), 2nd Grade (-476-2) and 3rd Grade (-477-0) by Mary Beth Leatherdale, illus. by Scot Ritchie ($5.95 each, ages 5-8). And Kids Can Press Jumbo Books presents The Jumbo Book of Art ($14.95, 1-55074-762-2) by Irene Luxbacher (8-up).

Paperback Reprints

The Best Figure Skater in the Whole Wide World (1-55074-881-5) by Linda Bailey, illus. by Alan Daniel and Lea Daniel; and Oma's Quilt (1-55337-625-0) by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch ($5.95 each, 5-8); To the Top of Everest ($8.95, 1-55074-814-9) by Laurie Skreslet with Elizabeth MacLeod (8-up); and Losing Forever (1-55337-359-6) by Gayle Friesen and The Seeker (-359-6) by Margaret Buffie ($6.95 each, 10-14).

Paperback Series Reprint

Elliot Moose stars in Elliot's Noisy Night ($5.95, 1-55337-654-4) by Andrea Beck (3-7).


The Kingfisher Book of Nursery Tales ($15, 0-7534-5482-3) by Vivian French, illus. by Stephen Lambert, collects classic stories. (2-5)

The Kingfisher Book of Bible Stories ($18.95, 0-7534-5626-5), retold by Ann Pilling, illus. by Kady MacDonald-Denton, compiles biblical tales. (5-8)

The Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary & Thesaurus ($12.95, 0-7534-5653-2) by George Marshall et al. combines two reference tools. (7-10)

Games: Learn to Play, Play to Win ($16.95, 0-7534-5581-1) by Daniel King is a guide to board and card games. (9-14)

The Great Art Scandal ($16.95, 0-7534-5587-0) by Anna Nilsen offers an art-themed mystery that contains facts about paintings and painters. (9-14)

The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia ($39.95, 0-7534-5591-9) includes photos, facts and maps. (9-14)

Eureka! ($18.95, 0-7534-5580-3) by Richard Platt examines great moments of invention and discovery. (9-14)

Saints and Angels ($14.95, 0-7534-5588-9) by Claire Llewellyn is a guide to saints, angels and feast days. (9-14)

Astronomy ($16.95, 0-7534-5582-X) by Carole Stott traces developments in this science. (9-14)

The Kingfisher Student Atlas with CD-Rom ($24.95, 0-7534-5589-7) by Philip Wilkinson presents geographic information and digital maps. (9-14)


All Aboard rolls on with Busy Bugs (0-7534-5678-8), Out and About (-5679-6), Playtime (-5680-X) and Shopping (-5681-8) by Mandy Stanley ($3.95 each, 2-5). Amazing Machines issues Tough Trucks (-5600-1) and Tremendous Tractors (-5599-4) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker (2-5). Kingfisher Young Knowledge debuts with Animal Homes (-5616-8) by Angela Wilkes, Birds (-5617-6) by Nicola Davies, Robots (-5618-4) by Clive Gifford and Rocks and Fossils (-5619-2) by Chris Pellant ($8.95 each, 5-8). Joining The Best Book of... are The Best Book of Gymnastics (-5605-2) by Christine Morley and The Best Book of Snakes (-5578-1) by Christiane Gunzi ($12.95 each, 5-8). And Kingfisher Knowledge launches with Castles and Forts (-5620-6) by Simon Adams, Dangerous Creatures (-5622-2) by Angela Wilkes, Genes and DNA (-5621-4) by Richard Walker and Mummies (-5623-0) by John Malam ($11.95 each, 9-14).

Series in Spanish

A bordo (All Aboard) offers Vamos a la granja (0-7534-5691-5), Vamos a la playa (-5689-3), Vamos al zoo (-5690-7) and Mis primeras palabras (-5692-3) by Mandy Stanley ($3.95 each, 2-up).

Paperback Series

I Wonder Why offers I Wonder Why Camels Have Humps (0-7534-5660-5) and I Wonder Why the Wind Blows (-5664-8) by Anita Ganeri, I Wonder Why Kangaroos Have Pouches (-5661-3) by Jenny Wood, I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings (-5662-1) by Christopher Maynard, I Wonder Why Trees Have Leaves (-5663-X) by Andrew Charman and I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth (-5665-6) by Barbara Taylor ($5.95 each, 5-8). Red Hot Reads adds More Funny Stories (-5657-5), ed. by Roger McGough, illus. by Adam Stower; Animal Stories (-5673-7), selected by Michael Morpugo, illus. by Andrew Davidson; Ballet Stories (-5674-5), selected by Harriet Castor, illus. by Sally Holmes; Ghost Stories (-5675-3), selected by Robert Westall, illus. by Sean Eckett; Myths and Legends (-5676-1), retold by Anthony Horowitz, illus. by Francis Mosley; and Science Fiction Stories (-5677-X), selected by Edward Blishen, illus. by Karin Littlewood ($6.95 each, 9-14). And The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories series continues with The Kingfisher Treasury of Magical Stories ($5.95, -5624-9), ed. by Fiona Waters, illus. by Peter Bailey (5-8).

Paperback Reprint

The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems ($9.95, -5647-8) by Gillian Clarke, illus. by Justin Todd (7-10).

Paperback Series Reprints

Classic Collections reprints Children's Classics to Read Aloud (0-7534-5686-9), compiled by Edward Blishen, illus. by Yvonne Gilbert; Classic Fairy Tales to Read Aloud (-5687-7), compiled by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Jo Worth; and Classic Poems to Read Aloud (-5688-5), compiled by James Berry, illus. by James Mayhew ($8.95 each, 5-8). Holiday Fun issues Christmas Fun (-5682-6) by Deri Robins, Halloween Fun (-5684-2) by Abigail Willis, Hanukkah Fun (-5684-2) by Judy Bastyra and Kwanzaa Fun (-5685-0) by Linda Robertson ($4.95 each, 5-8). And The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories presents Christmas Stories (-5670-2), selected by Sian Hardy, illus. by Kate Aldous; Pony Stories (-5666-4), selected by Linda Jennings, illus. by Anthony Lewis; Bedtime Stories (-5669-9), selected by Nora Clarke, illus. by Annabel Spencely; Irish Stories (-5672-9), selected by James Riordan, illus. by Ian Newsham; Jewish Stories (-5671-0), selected by Adèle Geras, illus. by Jane Cope; Monster Stories (-5667-2), selected by Jane Olliver, illus. by Spencely; and Pet Stories (-5668-0), selected by Suzanne Carnell, illus. by Michael Reid ($5.95 each, 5-8).


Googly Eyes: Making Funny Faces ($6.95, 1-59174-256-0) offers tips—and googly eyes—to give ordinary objects personality. (4-up)

Clifford the Big Red Dog Window Art ($14.95, 1-59174-265-X) by Barbara Kane contains instructions and materials to create window art featuring Clifford. (4-up)

Wax Strings: Make Things with Strings That Cling ($12.95, 1-59174-262-5) by Michael Sherman is a kit for creating art from wax strings. (5-up)

Velvet Art: Create Fabulous Fuzzy Masterpieces ($19.95, 1-59174-259-5) by Barbara Kane offers directions and materials for plush projects. (6-up)

Battery Science ($19.95, 1-59174-251-X) by Doug Stillinger introduces basic electronics. (8-up)

Simple Embroidery ($21.95, 1-57054-957-5) by Marilyn Green includes instructions, embroidery hoop, thread and a cotton handkerchief. (8-up)


One Stormy Night (4-7700-2970-5) and One Sunny Day (-2971-3) by Yuichi Kimura, illus. by Hiroshi Abe. In these tales, two hungry animals—a wolf and a goat—take shelter in a dark cave during a storm and talk about food, friends and life; and realize that they are different species only when they meet the following day. ($16 each, 6-10)


Origami for Playtime ($13.95, 4-88996-131-3) by Satoshi Takagi offers more than 80 origami projects. (4-up)



Gypsy Summer ($6.99, 0-8254-2038-5) by Betty Barclift introduces a homeless teen living far from her friends. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Rugendo Rhinos presents Poachers Beware! (0-8254-2039-3) and The Secret Oath (-2040-7) by Shel Arensen ($5.99 each, 8-12). And The Lost Treasure of Fernando Montoya (-2005-9) by Rick Acker is a new Davis Detective Mystery ($6.99, 9-14).


The First Christmas: A Puzzle Book ($10.99, 0-8254-5509-X) introduces the Nativity story. (2-5)

Baby Jesus Is Born: Touch and Feel ($10.99, 0-8254-5507-3) features various textures. (2-5)

Clopper the Christmas Donkey ($12.99, 0-8254-3069-0) by Emily King, illus. by Ed Olson, is a Nativity tale centering on Joseph's and Mary's donkey. (4-8)

Am I Praying? ($12.99, 0-8254-3723-7) by Jeannie St. John Taylor portrays the power of prayer. (4-8)

Bible Guess Who? A Slide & See Book ($10.99, 0-8254-5508-1) includes tabs to pull. (4-8)


Child Sockology adds Baby Boy, Bundle of Joy (0-8254-3865-9) and Times We Pray (-3859-4) by Damon Taylor ($6.99 each, up to 5); and Taylor's Francis Takes a Tumble: The Story of the Good Samaritan (-3867-5) and To Cheese or Not to Cheese: The Story of Ruth (-3866-7) ($10.99 each, 5-up). And Discovering God gains How Tall Is God? ($12.99, -3634-6) by Philip Rodgers (4-8).


Paperback Series

Reader Rabbit Giant Workbooks hops on with Preschool (0-7630-7541-8), Kindergarten (-7542-6) and 1st Grade (-7543-4) ($14.99 each, 3-5); Reader Rabbit Workbook adds The Alphabet (-7577-9), Colors and Shapes (-7579-5), Sounds (-7576-0), Rhyming Words (-7578-7) and Phonics (-7580-9) ($3.99 each, 5-7); ClueFinders finds Uncle Horace, I Presume (-7619-8) and The Secret of the Backlot Banshee (-7620-1) ($4.99 each, 8-12).


Title in Spanish

Viene de nuevo el gato del sombrero (The Cat in the Hat Comes Back) ($9.95, 1-930332-43-2) by Dr. Seuss, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti (5-8).

Paperbacks in Spanish

Arturo y la Navidad (Arthur's Perfect Christmas) (1-930332-48-3) and D.W. y el carné de biblioteca (D.W.'s Library Card) (-47-5) by Marc Brown, trans. by Esther Sarfatti ($6.95 each, 5-7).

Paperback Series in Spanish

La casa del árbol (The Magic Tree House) presents Dinosaurios al atardecer (Dinosaurs Before Dark) (-49-1), El cabellera del alba (The Knight at Dawn) (-50-5), Un momia al amanecer (Mummies in the Morning) (-51-3) and Piratas después del mediodía (Pirates Past Noon) (-52-1) by Mary Pope Osborne, trans. by Marcela Brovelli, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.95 each, 7-9).

Up the Learning Tree ($16.95, 1-58430-057-4) by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Derek Blanks. A slave boy in the pre—Civil War South secretly learns to read and write. (4-9)

The Road to Santiago ($16.95, 1-58430-059-0) by D.H. Figueredo, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla. During the Cuban revolution of the 1950s, a boy and his family travel to Santiago to celebrate Christmas with relatives. (4-up)

Sweet Potato Pie ($16.95, 1-58430-061-2) by Kathleen Lindsey, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb. An African-American girl helps sell her mother's sweet potato pies to raise money to save the family farm. (5-up)

Janna and the Kings ($16.95, 1-58430-088-4) by Patricia Smith, illus. by Aaron Boyd. An African-American girl finds a way to keep her grandfather's memory alive. (6-up)

Title in Spanish

Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca (Richard Wright and the Library Card) ($16.95, 1-58430-180-5; paper $6.95, -181-3) by William Miller, illus. by Gregory Christie (4-up).

Paperback Reprints

Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus ($6.95, 1-58430-042-6) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Loretta Lopez (4-10); and Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story (-157-0) by Ken Mochizuki, illus. by Dom Lee; and Strong to the Hoop (-178-3) by John Coy, illus. by Leslie Jean-Bart ($6.95 each, 6-up).



Pull Ahead Books: American Symbols introduces nine titles, including The Alamo (0-8225-3599-8, paper -3760-5) by Kristin Nelson, The Liberty Bell (-3803-2, paper -3754-0) by Judith Jango-Cohen and The Statue of Liberty (-3802-4, paper -3756-7) by Jill Braithwaite ($22.60 each, paper $5.95, 4-7). Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks serves up Desserts Around the World (-4126-2, paper -4165-3), compiled by Lee Engfer ($25.26, paper $7.95, 10-up). And new

Biography titles are Colin Powell (-4966-2, paper -9698-9) by Reggie Finlayson, Osama bin Laden (-5003-2, paper -9900-7) by Alex Woolf, Saddam Hussein (-5005-9, paper -9901-5) by Dale Anderson and Yasser Arafat (-5004-0, paper -9902-3) by George Headlam ($25.26 each, paper $7.95, 11-up).


Grown-Ups Get to Do All the Driving ($9.95, 1-57505-617-8) by William Steig, is a small-format edition of this title. (All ages)

How Did You Grow So Big, So Soon? ($15.95, 0-87614-024-X) by Anne Bowen, illus. by Marni Backer, celebrates the special bond between a mother and child. (3-6)

Hello Sun! ($15.95, 1-57505-348-9) by Hans Wilhelm. A determined young hedgehog achieves his dream. (3-6)

It's Not My Fault! ($15.95, 1-57505-598-8) by Nancy Carlson sets out to teach kids about responsibility. (4-8)

Almost to Freedom ($15.95, 1-57505-342-X) by Vaundra Micheaux Nelson, illus. by Colin Bootman. A rag doll narrates a family's Underground Railroad journey. (6-10)

Secret Holes ($15.95, 0-87614-923-9) by Pansie Hart Flood, illus. by Felicia Marshall, is a sequel to Sylvia & Miz Lula Maye. (7-12)

Sacagawea ($16.95, 0-87614-646-9) by Lise Erdrich, illus. by Julie Buffalohead, is a biography of this historical figure. (8-11)

Picture Perfect ($15.95, 0-8225-0535-5) by Elaine Marie Alphin. When his best friend vanishes, Ian sets out to discover what happened. (12-up)


On My Own Holidays celebrates Day of the Dead (0-87614-914-X; paper 1-57505-581-3) by Linda Lowery, illus. by Barbara Knutson; Hanukkah (-195-8, paper -583-X) by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illus. by Mary O'Keefe Young; and Ramadan (0-87614-932-8, paper 1-57505-584-8) by Susan Douglass, illus. by Jeni Reeves ($22.60 each, paper $5.95, 4-8). Make Me Laugh chuckles on with eight titles, among them Animal Antics: The Beast Jokes Ever! (-640-2, paper -702-6) by Sam Schultz, Holiday Howlers: Jokes for Punny Parties (-645-3, paper -705-0) by Connie and Peter Roop and Punny Places: Jokes That Make You Mappy (-647-X, paper -703-4) by June Swanson, all illus. by Brian Gable ($19.93 each, paper $4.95, 4-8). And On My Own Holidays presents five titles, including Christmas Around the World (0-87614-915-8, paper 1-57505-580-5) by Emily Kelley, illus. by Joni Oeltjenbruns; and Halloween (0-87614-933-6, paper 1-57505-709-3) by Joyce Kessel, illus. by Nancy Carlson ($22.60 each, paper $5.95, 4-8).


Paperback Reprints

Harriet and George's Christmas Treat (1-57505-639-9) and Harriet's Halloween Candy (0-87614-926-3) by Nancy Carlson ($6.95 each, 4-8); Under, Over, By the Clover: What Is a Preposition? (1-57505-201-6) by Brian Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable ($5.95, 7-9); and Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds (0-87614-536-5) by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross ($6.95, 7-9).



Amazing Athletes welcomes six titles, including Ichiro Suzuki (0-8225-1344-7, paper -3687-0) and Kobe Bryant (-1300-5, paper -9849-3) by Jeff Savage, and Tony Hawk (-1367-6, paper -3686-2) by Eric Braun ($22.60 each, paper $5.95, 8-11). Six new Extreme Sports books include BMX (-1243-2, paper -1193-2) by Chris Job, Mountain Biking (-1245-9, paper -1195-9) by Ian Osborne and Skateboarding (-1241-6, paper -1191-6) by Ben Powell ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 8-11). And Play-by-Play offers Play-by-Play Field Events (-3933-0, paper -9874-4) and Play-by-Play Track (-3936-5, paper -9873-6) by Kristin Woldon Nitz and Play-by-Play Figure Skating (-3934-9, paper -0529-0) by Joan Freese, all with photos by Andy King; and Play-by-Play Football (-3935-7, paper -0528-2) by Jeff Savage ($23.93 each, paper $7.95, 11-14).


(Dufour Editions, dist.)

For the Kids! A Family-Friendly Guide to Outings and Activities for Children in Ireland ($18.95, 1-904148-27-1) by David Givens outlines things to do and places to visit. (10-up)


(Baker & Taylor, dist.)


Fairy Houses adds Fairy Flight ($15.95, 0-9708104-2-3) by Tracy Kane (5-9).


(Antique Collectors' Club, dist.)

Baby Parade ($14.95, 0-7112-2065-4) by Jakki Wood portrays babies involved in various activities. (1-5)

Welcome Dede! An African Naming Ceremony ($14.95, 0-7112-1938-9) by Ifeoma Onyefulu describes the ceremony held when a baby is given a traditional African name. (4-8)

The King with Horse's Ears ($14.95, 0-7112-1957-5) by Eric Maddern. Only his barber knows the king's secret. (6-up)

Jason and the Golden Fleece ($19.95, 0-7112-2081-6) by James Riordan, illus. by Jason Cockcroft, retells this classic story. (7-up)


Can You Guess? ($7.95, 0-7112-2214-2) by Catherine and Laurence Anholt. Readers lift flaps to find the answer to puzzles. (1-4)

Amazing Alphabets ($9.95, 0-7112-2129-4) by Lisa Bruce, illus. by Debi Gliori, reveals eight alphabets. (3-6)

Tabby Cat's Secret ($9.95, 0-7112-1883-8) by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Susan Winter. A family's cat disappears to have kittens. (4-up)

Stories from the Ballet ($12.95, 0-7112-2162-6) by Margaret Greaves, illus. by Lisa Kopper, introduces eight popular ballets. (5-10)

Spirit of the Forest ($10.95, 0-712-1879-X) by Eric Maddern and Helen East, illus. by Alan Marks, collects 12 traditional stories about trees. (7-up)


(Biblio, dist.)

I Don't Like Mosquitoes! ($16.95, 0-9716085-2) by Michael Ambrosio, illus. by Bob Langan. A puppy battles Minnesota mosquitoes. (4-8)


Flawed Dogs: The Year-End Leftovers at the Piddleton "Last Chance" Dog Pound ($18.95, 0-316-71359-7) by Berkeley Breathed presents the annual publication of a fictional dog pound. (All ages)

Goodnight Me, Goodnight You ($14.95, 0-316-73880-8) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Mandy Sutcliffe, depicts a brother and sister preparing for bed. (3-6)

Toot & Puddle: Charming Opal ($15.95, 0-316-36633-1) by Holly Hobbie. Puddle's cousin visits with a loose tooth. (4-8)

Little Brown Bear Won't Go to School ($15.95, 0-316-19685-1) by Jane Dyer. Instead of going to school, this bear sets off to find a job. (4-8)

Tell Me a Scary Story... but Not Too Scary! ($18.95, 0-316-83329-0) by Carl Reiner, illus. by James Bennett, shares a boy's tale of the mysterious house next door. (4-up)

Blue Aliens! An Adventure in Color ($14.95, 0-316-61359-2) by Tony Porto and 3CD. Aliens are sucking all the blue from earth. (6-10)

Sonata #1 for Riley Red ($16.95, 0-316-89041-8) by Phoebe Stone. A teen must decide what she can do to join life rather than watch it pass by. (8-12)

Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo ($15.95, 0-316-77854-0) by Greg Leitich Smith reveals what three friends discover about the Land of the Rising Sun and other things. (10-13)

Hero Dogs: Courageous Canines in Action ($16.95, 0-316-82681-2) by Donna Jackson examines brave dogs and the roles they play in humans' lives. (10-13)


Arthur returns in Arthur's Heart Mix-Up (0-316-73381-4), Arthur's Jelly Beans (-73382-2), Arthur's Off to School (-73378-4) and Arthur's Birthday Surprise (-73379-2) by Marc Brown ($3.99 each, 3-6). D.W. stars in D.W.'s Guide to Preschool (-12069-3) and D.W.'s Library Card (-73820-4) by Brown ($5.99 each, 3-6). New Arthur Chapter Books are Arthur Plays the Blues (-12586-5, paper -12314-5) and Arthur and the Bad-Luck Brain (-12650-0, paper -12377-3) by Brown ($14.95 each, paper $4.25, 7-9). And Cirque Du Freak adds The Vampire Prince ($15.95, -60709-6) by Darren Shan (10-13).


Because I'm Worth It ($8.99, 0-316-90968-8) by Cecily von Ziegesar is a sequel to Gossip Girl. (15-up)

Paperback Series

Soccer 'Cats by Matt Christopher continues with All Keyed Up (0-316-73821-2), You Lucky Dog (-73805-0), Switch Play! (-73807-7, hardcover -07650-3) and Kick It! (-73608-5, hardcover -07650-3) ($4.99 each, hardcover $13.95, 7-9). Christopher's Sports Series offers On the Court with... Shaquille O'Neal ($4.99, -16473-9, 8-12). New Matt Christopher's Classics are Body Check (-13405-8, hardcover -13615-8) and Nothin' but Net (-13344-2, hardcover -13585-2) ($4.50 each, hardcover $15.95, 8-12). Sidekicks launches with Sidekicks (-16844-0, hardcover -16845-9) and Operation Squish! (-16846-7, hardcover -16845-9) by Dan Danko and Tom Mason ($4.99, 8-12). The A-List debuts with The A-List ($8.99, -73435-7) by Zoey Dean (15-up). And joining Smallville are Runaway (-73476-4) by Suzan Colon and Greed (-73477-3) by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld ($5.99 each, 14-up).

Paperback Reprints

Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (0-316-14425-8) by Berkeley Breathed and Cowboys and Cowgirls (-16859-9) by Gail Gibbons ($6.99 each, 6-9); and All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel ($5.99, -81575-6) by Phoebe Stone (10-13).

Paperback Series Reprints

Cirque Du Freak reprints Vampire Mountain ($6.99, 0-316-60542-5) by Darren Shan (10-13). And new Matt Christopher titles are Matt Christopher Extreme Sports Boxed Set (-73601-5) and Matt Christopher Baseball Boxed Set (-73605-8) ($17.99 each, 8-12).


My New York ($18.95, 0-316-71350-3; original ed. $18.95, -92711-2) by Kathy Jakobsen. This revised edition contains 75% new or updated paintings. (All ages)

The Family Book ($15.95, 0-316-73896-4) by Todd Parr, celebrates many types of families. (3-6)

One Grain of Sand ($15.95, 0-316-78140-1) by Pete Seeger, illus. by Linda Wingerter, presents this lullaby. (3-6)

The Question Song ($16.95, 0-316-66601-7) by Kaethe Zemach collects verses intended to resolve familiar childhood predicaments. (3-6)

Mary Had a Little Lamb ($15.95, 0-316-60687-1) by Mary Ann Hoberman and Nadine Bernard Westcott adapts this song. (4-8)

The Lady with the Alligator Purse (0-316-73416-0) and Skip to My Lou (-73406-3) by Mary Ann Hoberman and Nadine Bernard Westcott. These redesigned versions of song adaptations include new text ($15.95 each, 4-8).

The Code: The Five Secrets of Teen Success ($15.95, 0-316-82633-2; paper $9.99, -73689-9) by Mawi Asgedom offers advice from this Sudanese refugee and Harvard graduate. (12-up)


Look-Alikes gains Look-Alikes Christmas: The More You Look, the More You See ($14.95, 0-316-81187-4) by Joan Steiner (all ages).

Board Book Reprints

Hanukkah! ($6.99, 0-316-77623-8) by Roni Schotter, illus. by Marylin Hafner (up to 3); Sing-Along Stories 2 ($14.99, -16277-9) by Mary Ann Hoberman and Nadine Bernard Westcott (up to 5); I Love My Hair! ($6.99, -52558-8) by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by E.B. Lewis (up to 5); and Oh, the Color/De colores ($5.95, -06563-3) by Ashley Wolff (1-3).


The Girls' Book of Success: Winning Wisdom, Tales of Triumph, Celebrity Advice and More ($9.99, 0-316-73454-3), ed. by Catherine Dee, compiles quotes, poems, true stories and advice. (10-up)

Paperback Reprint

Skunks! ($5.99, 0-316-73835-2) by David Greenberg, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (3-6).


Dominga's Wonderful Year/El año estupendo del Dominga ($16.95, 0-8146-2876-1) by Sandi Yonikus, illus. by Annika Nelson. In this bilingual tale, Dominga discovers the meaning of the liturgical seasons. (6-9)


(PGW, dist.)

Sink or Swim ($15.95, 1-894222-54-7) by Valerie Coulman, illus. by Rogé. Though everyone tells him cows don't swim, Ralph is determined to beat the heat. (2-7)

The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again ($15.95, 1-894222-56-3) by Chris Jackson. The siblings tour down the Wriggle River. (4-6)


Think for Yourself: A Kid's Guide to Solving Life's Dilemmas and Other Sticky Problems ($7.95, 1-894222-73-3) by Cynthia MacGregor, illus. by Susan Norberg Farias, presents advice on making smart choices in difficult situations. (9-12)

Paperback Series

The Step-Chain series starts up with One Mom Too Many! (1-894222-78-4) and You Can't Fall for Your Stepsister (-77-6) by Ann Bryant ($3.95 each, 9-13).


Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints Throughout History ($15.95, 0-8294-1584-X) by Amy Welborn collects stories of individuals who made a difference in the world. (8-12)