(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


(HarperCollins, dist.)

Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica ($15.95, 0-7382-0934-1) by Zoe Alderfer Ryan, illus. by Nicholas Reti, recounts two women's trek across Antarctica. (7-12)


(Lerner, dist.)

Venus and the Comets ($14.95, 1-58196-007-7) by Erika Tamar. A girl dreams of becoming a soccer star while her mother wants her to become a model. (7-9)

The Warriors ($15.95, 1-58196-002-6) by Joseph Bruchac. Jake moves away from the Iroquois reservation and joins the lacrosse team at his new school. (9-11)

Dinosaur Mummies: Beyond Bare-Bone Fossils ($17.95, 1-58196-000-X) by Kelly Milner Halls, illus. by Rick Spears, examines rare fossils. (9-12)

Paperback Series Reissues

Dawn Rochelle Novels reissues Six Months to Live (1-58196-003-4), I Want to Live (-004-2), So Much to Live For (-005-0) and No Time to Cry (-006-9) by Lurlene McDaniel ($4.99 each, 12-up).


Sunshine on My Shoulders ($8.95, 1-58469-050-X) by John Denver, illus. by Christopher Canyon, is a book presenting this song. Available in both hardcover and paperback. (All ages)

Around One Cactus: Owls, Bats and Leaping Rats ($16.95, 1-58469-051-8) by Anthony Fredericks, illus. by Jennifer DiRubbio, describes desert creatures. Available in both hardcover and paperback.(4-10)


Mi Amor Por Ti/My Love for You ($5.99, 0-8037-2944-8) by Susan L. Roth is a bilingual board book. (1-3)

Santa's Surprise ($12.99, 0-8037-2903-0) by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert. Since he can't see very well, Santa repeatedly thinks he spies the red nose of his lead reindeer. (2-6)

Snowmen at Night Gift Set ($16.99, 0-8037-2975-8) by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner, is a board-book edition of this story, plus a plush snowman. (2-6)

My Love for You All Year Round ($14.99, 0-8037-2796-8) by Susan L. Roth. Two mice celebrate their love for the seasons and each other. (2-6)

Sweet Briar Goes to School ($16.99, 0-8037-2767-4) by Karma Wilson, illus. by LeUyen Pham. A young skunk's classmates tease her about her scent. (4-8)

Three Pebbles and a Song ($16.99, 0-8037-2528-0) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by S.D. Schindler. While gathering supplies in the forest, Moses the mouse is distracted by a song. (4-8)

Aesop's Fables ($16.99, 0-8037-2751-8), illus. by Brad Sneed, compiles 15 tales. (4-8)

Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk ($16.99, 0-8037-2600-7) by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Steven Kellogg. In dance class, Jimmy will only dance with his pet boa constrictor. (4-8)

Lasso Lou and Cowboy McCoy ($16.99, 0-8037-2578-7) by Barbara Larmon Failing, illus. by Tedd Arnold. Aspiring cowpoke McCoy needs help from Lasso Lou. (4-8)

The Night Before Christmas: A Goblin Tale ($16.99, 0-8037-2785-2) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. A goblin family eagerly anticipates Santa's visit. (4-8)

That Crazy Barb'ra ($16.99, 0-8037-2584-1) by Milton Schafer, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Barb'ra has a mad crush on Hubert in this tale adapted from a song. (4-8)

Turtle's Race with Beaver ($15.99, 0-8037-2852-2) by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Can Turtle beat selfish Beaver in a swimming race? (4-8)

Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends ($13.99, 0-8037-2573-6) by Kate McMullan, illus. by R.W. Alley. A hardworking rabbit and a daydreaming mouse work on school projects together. (5-8)

The Adventures of Pinocchio ($19.99, 0-8037-2919-7), illus. by Graham Philpot, presents this tale. (5-up)

The Lady and the Lion ($16.99, 0-8037-2651-1) by Laurel Long and Jacqueline Ogburn, illus. by Long, retells the story of a young woman who falls in love with a prince who turns into a lion each night. (5-up)

Snowed in with Grandmother Silk ($14.99, 0-8037-2857-3) by Carol Fenner, illus. by Amanda Harvey. Trapped indoors, a boy and his grandmother discover all that they have in common. (7-11)

Encore, Grace! ($14.99, 0-8037-2951-0) by Mary Hoffman, illus. by June Allan. Grace meets the challenges in her personal life as she prepares for a dramatic performance. (7-11)

A Cool Moonlight ($14.99, 0-8037-2846-8) by Angela Johnson. An allergy to the sun requires Lila to play outside only at night. (8-12)

Gossip Times Three ($16.99, 0-8037-2849-2) by Amy Goldman Koss. A girl plots revenge when one of her best friends begins dating her longtime crush. (10-up)

The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost ($16.99, 0-8037-2622-8) by Brad Strickland. Lewis discovers a whistle with the power to stop boys who bully him. (10-up)

The River Between Us ($16.99, 0-8037-2735-6) by Richard Peck. In 1861, two visitors to an Illinois town change a teenage girl's life forever. (12-up)


Lionel returns in Lionel's Birthday ($13.99, 0-8037-2752-6) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Susanna Natti (5-8).


Frog on His Own (0-8037-2883-2) and Frog Goes to Dinner (-2884-0) by Mercer Mayer and One Frog Too Many (-2885-9) by Mercer and Marianna Mayer ($5.99 each, 2-6); Monster Night at Grandma's House ($12.99, -2904-9) by Richard Peck, illus. by Don Freeman (4-8); and I'll Give You Kisses ($5.99, -2961-8) by Diane Paterson (4-8).


Disney's Build Your Own Haunted Mansion ($17.99, 0-7868-3473-0) is a storybook that assembles into a facsimile of this Disney park attraction. (All ages)

Disney's Trim-a Tree with 24 Book Ornaments ($14.99, 0-7868-3458-7) contains 24 mini books that double as tree ornaments. (All ages)

My Side of the Story Book #1: Cinderella/Lady Tremaine ($14.99, 0-7868-3448-X) and Book #2: Snow White/The Queen ($14.99, -3464-1). In these two tales, the evil protagonists tell their sides of the story. (All ages)

Disney's Now I Know My ABCs ($15.99, 0-7868-3472-2) packages together 26 mini board books. (up to 5)

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Storybook Collection ($15.99, 0-7868-3444-7) compiles Pooh tales. (2-5)

My Very First Encyclopedia with Winnie the Pooh & Friends: Animals (0-7868-3408-0) and Nature (-3406-4) contain photos, illustrations and facts ($19.99 each, 3-7).

Disney's Heroes to the Rescue ($14.99, 0-7868-3475-7) features Buzz Lightyear, Tarzan and Pinocchio. (3-7)

Disney's Storybook Music Box ($12.99, 0-7868-3449-8) offers a music box and five storybooks. (3-7)

Disney's More 5-Minute Princess Stories ($12.99, 0-7868-3470-6) compiles five tales. (3-7)

Disney's Three Magical Moments ($14.99, 0-7868-3474-9) includes stories of Disney princesses, plus a pop-up 3-D viewer. (3-7)

Stanley's Great Big Book of Everything ($14.99, 0-7868-3384-X) is a book of facts featuring the star from the Playhouse Disney show, Stanley. (4-7)

Disney's My Pretty Princess Beauty Kit and Book ($14.99, 0-7868-3471-4) contains nail and hair accessories as well as beauty tips. (5-up)

Disney's My First 1000 Words ($14.99, 0-7868-3409-9) teaches letter and word recognition. (6-10)



Daughters of the Moon adds The Talisman ($9.99, 0-7868-1878-6) by Lynne Ewing (12-up).

Paperback Series

Maurice Sendak's Seven Little Monsters debuts with Monsters in Space (0-7868-1775-5) and We Love You, Mama! (-1776-3) by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Raymond Jafelice ($3.99 each, 5-7). New Smartcard titles are Dinosaur Discovery (-3417X) and Shark Quest (-3416-1) ($8.99 each, 6-9). Monster Manor gains Beatrice's Spells (-1721-6) and Wolf Man Stu Bites Back (-1722-4) ($4.99 each, 7-10). Kim Possible returns in Code Word: Kim (-4607-0), Downhill (-4588-0) and Killigan's Island (-4612-7) ($3.99 each, 7-10). Lizzie McGuire stars in Broken Hearts (-4545-7), A Very Lizzie Christmas (-4617-8), Just Like Lizzie (-4546-5), Lizzie Ethan (-4549-X), On the Job (-4550-3), Head Over Heels (-4618-6) and Best Dressed (-4619-4) ($4.99 each, 8-12). And From the Files of Madison Finn issues Double Dare (-1736-4) and Off the Wall (-1737-2) by Laura Dower ($4.99 each, 8-12).


Washington D.C. Board Book ($7.99, 0-7894-9899-5) is a guide to this city. (3-5)

The Story of the Nile ($19.99, 0-7894-9871-5) by Anne Millard, illus. by Steve Noon, takes readers on a trip down the Nile River. (3-5)

The Rainy Day Book ($12.99, 0-7894-9831-6) by Jane Bull collects activities and projects. (5-8)

The Disney Princess Essential Guide ($12.99, 0-7894-9830-8) offers information about princesses from Disney films. (5-8)

Tales of the Dead: Ancient Egypt ($19.99, 0-7894-9857-X) by Stewart Ross is a graphic novel featuring cross-section art. (5-8)

Amazing Animal Facts ($12.99, 0-7894-9870-7) presents info about animals from around the world. (8-up)

Voyages Through Time: In the Beginning ($19.99, 0-7894-9836-7) by Peter Ackroyd relays the story of life on Earth from its cosmic origins. (8-up)

e.encyclopedia ($39.99, 0-7894-9869-3), published in partnership with Google, is a reference book associated with a dedicated Web site maintained by Google. (8-up)

How People Live ($29.99, 0-7894-9867-7) by Dena Freeman. Text and photos focus on the indigenous peoples of the world. (8-up)

Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide ($24.99, 0-7894-9758-1) contains film stills, storyboards and illustrations from the Warner Bros. Archives. (8-up)

Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Princess ($24.99, 0-7894-9616-X) by Scott Beatty and Roger Stewart examines this comic-book heroine. (8-up)


The Hit Kit ($29.99, 0-7894-9965-7) by Steve Levine presents a book and materials for recording music. (8-up)

Ultimate Spy Kit (0-7894-9868-5) and Ultimate Rocket Kit (-9832-4) by David Eckold offer instructions and equipment for practicing espionage; and making rockets to launch. (8-up)


Baby Genius issues Baby Animals (0-7894-9882-0), Colors (-9881-2), Counting (-9883-9) and Shapes (-9884-7) ($7.99 each, up to 3). DK Baby adds Baby Days ($12.99, -9815-4, up to 3). DK Baby: Baby Love offers I Can (-9821-9), I Feel (-9820-0), I Like (-9822-7) and I See (-9823-5) ($4.99 each, up to 3). Joining DK Baby Fun are One Little Duck (-9816-2) and Five in the Bed (-9819-7) ($5.99 each, up to 3). DK Baby Bathtime welcomes Clownfish (-9887-1), Duckling (-9885-5), Starfish (-9886-3) and Tugboat (-9892-8) ($5.99 each, up to 3). New DK Lift-the-Flaps are Baby Animals (-9750-6) and Weather (-9751-4) ($6.99 each, 2-5). DK See-Through presents Are Eggs Square? (-9849-9), Are Elephants Tiny? (-9852-9), Are Lemons Blue? (-9850-2) and Do Cows Bark? (-9851-0) ($6.99 each, 2-5).

New DK Touch and Feel titles are Bathtime (-9839-1) and Tractor (-9838-3) ($6.99 each, 2-5). My First adds My First Discover and Play Book (-9847-2) and My First ABC Play Book (-9848-0) ($12.99 each, 2-5). The …for a Day series gains Builder for a Day (-9853-7) and Firefighter for a Day (-9854-5) ($6.99 each, 3-5). And new DK Readers are Colorful Days (-9798-0, paper -9799-9), Fishy Tales (-9796-4, paper -9797-2), Garden Friends (-9991-6, paper -9993-2) and Party Fun (-9994-0, paper -9992-4) ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 3-5); Ice Skating Stars ($12.99, -9897-9; paper $3.99, -9898-7, 5-7); Amazing Astronauts (-9895-2, paper -9896-0); and Transformers Armada: The Awakening (-9803-0, paper -9741-7); and The Quest (-9804-9, paper -9742-5) ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-8).

My Art Class continues with My Picture Art Class (0-7894-9856-1) and My Puppet Art Class (-9855-3) by Nellie Shepherd ($12.99 each, 3-5). My First Games introduces My First What's My Job Game (-9840-5) and My First Tell the Time Game (-9841-3) ($8.99 each, 3-5). Eye Wonder welcomes Forest (-9759-X) and Rocks and Minerals (-9760-3) ($9.99 each, 5-8). NFL Animals Shaped Board Book ($7.99, -9859-6, 5-8) is a new NFL title. Monster Jam Wheelie Books offers Airborne Ranger (-9934-7), Sudden Impact (-9874-X), Bulldozer (-9876-6), Predator (-9872-3), Prowler (-9873-1) and Reptoid (-9875-8) ($6.99 each, 5-8). DK NFL Readers adds Whiz Kid Quarterbacks ($12.99 —9863-4; paper $3.99, -9862-6, 5-9) and Super Bowl ($12.99 —9864-2; paper $3.99, -9865-0, 6-9). Joining DK Justice League of America Readers are Batman's Guide to Crime and Detection (-9879-0) and Superman's Guide to the Universe (-9754-9) ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-9). New DK MLB Readers are Record Breakers (-9843-X) and The World of Baseball (-9845-6) ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-9). DK Revealed issues Ancient Rome Revealed (-9748-4) and Dinosaurs Revealed (-9749-2) ($12.99 each, 8-up). And Eyewitness continues with Basketball (-9743-3) by John Hareas, Buddhism (-9833-2), Presidents, Rev. Ed. (-8898-1), Submarine (-9501-5), Super Bowl (Rev. Ed.) (-8831-0), Texas (-9745-X) and Texas, Spanish. Ed. (-9744-1) ($15.99 each, 8-up).

Paperback Series

DC Animated Series Sticker Books welcomes Batman (0-7894-9801-4) and Superman (-9802-2) ($6.99 each, 5-8). MLB Ultimate Sticker Books issues MLB at the Ball Park (-9846-4) and MLB All-Star Sticker Book (-9906-1) ($6.99 each, 5-8). NFL adds NFL Ultimate Sticker Book ($6.99, -9858-8, 5-8). New Ultimate Sticker Books are Disney Princess (-9747-6) and Barbie Winter Fun (-9880-4) ($6.99 -each, 5-8); and Looney Tunes (-9757-3) and Wonder Woman (-9617-8) ($6.99 each, 8-up). Monster Jam Sticker Books presents Rev It Up (-9878-2) and Unleash the Beast (-9877-4) ($6.99 each, 5-8). DK Picture Stickers gains Baby Animals (-9824-3), Dinosaur (-9825-1) Farm (-9828-6), Horse (-9826-X), Ocean (-9829-4) and Trucks (-9827-8) ($3.99 each, 5-8). NFL Backpack Books offers 1001 Facts About Quarterbacks (-9860-X) and 1001 Facts About Running Backs (-9861-8) ($8.99 each, 5-8). And Battles and Leaders charges on with American Revolution (-9889-8) and Civil War (-9891-X)($12.99 each, 8-up).

Paperback Reprint

Ultimate Barbie ($9.99, 0-7894-9837-5, 8-up).


The Year My Life Went Down the Loo ($5.99, 0-8439-5251-2) by Katie Maxwell. Via a series of e-mails, Emily tells her best friend about the woes of adjusting to life in England. (12-up)

A Girl, a Guy & a Ghost ($5.99, 0-8439-8276-8) by Sherrie Rose. When Traci gets e-mails from a friend who died two years earlier, she wonder if she needs help in the afterlife. (12-up)

The Real Deal: Focus on This! ($5.99, 0-8439-5252-0) by Amy Kaye follows a reality television show that goes on location at a high school. (12-up)

My Life as a Snowbunny ($5.99, 0-8439-5296-2) by Kaz Delaney. When a ski instructor shows Jo some special attention, the prospect of an icy ski trip suddenly seems bearable. (12-up)


Miss Renée's Mice Go to an Exhibition ($15.95, 0-89272-581-8) by Elizabeth Stokes Hoffman, illus. by Dawn Peterson, is a sequel to Miss Renée's Mice. (5-up)

André the Famous Harbor Seal ($16.95, 0-89272-594-X) by Fran Hodgkins, illus. by Yetti Frankel, tells the true story of a Maine seal and the fisherman who befriended him. (5-up)

The First Feud ($15.95, 0-89272-611-3) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Jim Sollers, is a fable about the prehistoric feud between a mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. (5-up)


Sarey by Lantern Light ($10.95, 0-89272-612-1) by Susan Williams Beckhorn. A novel about a dyslexic girl whose family moves from the city to rural Maine. (12-up)


Bedtime with Winnie-the-Pooh ($9.99, 0-525-47148-0) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, compiles bedtime-themed scenes from the author's stories and verse. (All ages)

A Smackerel of Pooh: Ten Favorite Stories and Poems ($15.99, 0-525-47037-9) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, contains 10 entries starring Pooh. (All ages)

The Magical Pop-Up World of Winnie-the-Pooh ($24.99, 0-525-47141-3) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, offers five three-dimensional spreads. (All ages)

ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book ($15.99, 0-525-46951-6) by Alison Jay reveals a letter and a word on each page. (1-4)

Winnie-the-Pooh's Storybook Set ($10.99, 0-525-47048-4) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, collects six board books. (1-up)

"Eat!" Cried Little Pig ($15.99, 0-525-46906-0) by Jonathan London, illus. by Delphine Durand, introduces a food-loving pig. (2-6)

Time to Sleep, Alfie Bear ($15.99, 0-525-47204-5) by Catherine Walters. Alfie's antics keep his whole family awake. (3-5)

The Very Best Doll ($15.99, 0-525-47075-1) by Julia Noonan. At bedtime, a girl snuggles up with her favorite doll. (3-5)

Double Those Wheels ($15.99, 0-525-46853-6) by Nancy Raines Day, illus. by Steve Haskamp, offers an introduction to multiplication. (3-6)

Naughty Little Monkeys ($15.99, 0-525-46940-0) by Jim Aylesworth, illus. by Henry Cole, is an alphabet tale featuring 26 mischievous monkeys. (3-7)

Grandparents Are the Greatest Because… ($12.99, 0-525-47131-6) by Adele Aron Greenspun, photos by Joanie Schwarz, pays tribute to grandparents. (3-7)

You Bad Dog! ($15.99, 0-525-47127-8) by Leslie Baker. A terrier misbehaves and runs off, leaving her canine pal to take the blame. (3-8)

ABC Dog ($7.99, 0-525-47150-2) by Connie Sharer, photos by Dennis Mosner, is an alphabet book introducing different dog breeds. (3-up)

Country Storybooks: The Emperor's New Clothes (0-525-47152-9) by Vince Gill, illus. by Carol Newsom; and Goldilocks and the Three Bears (-47153-7) by Pam Tillis, illus. by Jane Chambliss Wright, are retellings of these tales, with audio CDs. (4-7)

Dave's Haircut ($10.99, 0-525-46967-2) by Damon Burnard. Determined to avoid a bad haircut, Dave takes matters—and scissors—into his own hands. (4-8)

Jag ($15.99, 0-525-47155-3) by LeAnn Rimes, illus. by Richard Bernal. A jaguar who's terrified of water dreads taking swimming lessons. (4-8)

Sherman Crunchley ($15.99, 0-525-47130-8) by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, illus. by Tim Bowers. Though he is in line to become chief of police, Sherman would rather design hats. (4-8)

Skippyjon Jones ($15.99, 0-525-47134-0) by Judith Byron Schachner. A Siamese cat imagines that he is a Spanish sword fighter. (4-8)

They'll Believe Me When I'm Gone ($15.99, 0-525-46660-6) by Amy Axelrod, illus. by Jack E. Davis. Max is sure that aliens are coming to get him—and that's okay with him. (5-8)

Pipiolo and the Roof Dogs ($16.99, 0-525-47128-6) by Brian Meunier, illus. by Perky Edgerton. Pipiolo the dog helps guard dogs escape from hot concrete roofs. (5-8)

A Christmas Wish ($16.99, 0-525-47195-2) by Marcus Sedgwick, illus. by Simon Bartram. A boy living in a warm climate wishes for a snowstorm like the one in his snow globe. (5-8)

Kogi's Mysterious Journey ($17.99, 0-525-47078-6), adapted by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Aki Sogabe. Kogi lacks the insight to bring his art to life, until he is transformed into a fish. (5-8)

The Paper Princess Finds Her Way ($15.99, 0-525-46911-7) by Elisa Kleven is a sequel to The Paper Princess. (5-8)

When the Chickens Went on Strike: A Rosh Hashanah Tale ($15.99, 0-525-46862-5), adapted by Erica Silverman from a tale by Sholom Aleichem, illus. by Matthew Trueman. A boy learns that the chickens are planning a strike in protest of a holiday custom. (5-9)

Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook ($16.99, 0-525-47133-2) by Michael Garland. Reading from Miss Smith's storybook, the principal unwittingly unleashes literary characters from its pages. (5-11)

Creation ($16.99, 0-525-46905-2) by Gerald McDermott presents a meditation on the Book of Genesis. (5-up)

The Holly Pond Hill Christmas Treasury ($14.99, 0-525-46156-6) by Paul Kortepeter, illus. by Susan Wheeler. This collection of stories, recipes and crafts features the Boxwood Bunnies. (5-up)

The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice ($16.99, 0-525-46968-0) by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Jesse Reisch, examines how the winter solstice has been observed in various cultures throughout history. (6-9)

Almost Late to School and More School Poems ($15.99, 0-525-45743-7) by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Paul Meisel, is a follow-up to Lunch Money. (6-10)

Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer ($17.99, 0-525-47033-6) by Robert Byrd celebrates the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. (7-10)

The Falconmaster ($16.99, 0-525-46993-1) by R.L. LaFevers. A wizard teaches a boy how to care for the falcons he has stolen. (8-11)

Not Just a Witch ($15.99, 0-525-47101-4) by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. Heckie uses her newly learned witchcraft to turn bad people into animals. (8-12) The Boy Who Spoke Dog ($15.99, 0-525-47159-6) by Clay Morgan. Washed up on a mysterious island, Jack tries to communicate with the dogs that live there. (9-12)

Abracadabra to Zombie: More than 500 Wacky Word Origins ($16.99, 0-525-47100-6) by Don and Pam Wulffson, illus. by Jared Lee, explains the origins of more than 300 words. (9-up)

The Haunting of Swain's Fancy ($16.99, 0-525-46938-9) by Brenda Seabrooke. Investigating strange goings-on in her father's new house, Taylor learns of an unsolved murder committed during the Civil War. (10-up)

Wolf Wing: The Claidi Journals IV ($16.99, 0-525-47162-6) by Tanith Lee completes this quartet. (12-up)

Room in the Heart ($16.99, 0-525-46871-4) by Sonia Levitin is a story of Danish resistance in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen. (12-up)

Prep ($15.99, 0-525-47135-9) by Jake Coburn. Nick imagines a future together with his friend Kris, away from the violent world of their prep-school gangs. (14-up)


Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives return in The Case of the Barfy Birthday ($14.99, 0-525-47107-3) by Michele Torrey, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman (8-11). Horace Splattly, The Cupcaked Crusader reappears in To Catch a Clownasaurus ($14.99, -47154-5) by Lawrence David, illus. by Barry Gott (8-12). And Shakespeare's Spy ($16.99, -47145-6) by Gary Blackwood joins the Shakespeare series (9-11).


Silent Night ($16.99, 0-525-47136-7), illus. by Susan Jeffers (4-up); and The Westing Game ($16.99, -47137-5) by Ellen Raskin (12-up).


Sparkly Christmas Rattle Book ($6.95, 0-7945-0356-X) by Brenda Haw is a die-cut holiday book with rattling sleigh bells. (6 mos.-up)

Mini Introduction to Music ($7.95, 0-7945-0276-8) by Eileen O'Brien, illus. by Melissa Alaverdy et al., examines music styles, sound recording, opera, ballet and instruments. (9-up)


Chunky Board Books issues Building Site (0-7945-0347-0) and Diggers (-0350-0) by Jo Litchfield ($4.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Big Touchy-Feely Board Books adds Christmas Mice ($11.95, -0482-5) by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells (9 mos.-up). New Ultimately Touchy-Feely Board Books are Diggers (-0340-3) and Trucks (-0228-8) by Watt, illus. by Wells ($15.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Cloth Books releases Frog (-0406-X), Hen (-0384-5), Mouse (-0300-4) and Snail (-0226-1) by Watt, illus. by Wells ($10.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Touchy-Feely Board Books offers That's Not My Bear ($7.95, -0363-2) by Watt, illus. by Wells (9 mos.-up). New Jigsaw Books are Baby Animals Jigsaw Book (-0448-5) by Anna Milbourne, illus. by John Butler and Steam Train Jigsaw Book (-0296-2) by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($8.95 each, 3-up); and Christmas Story Jigsaw Book ($8.95, -0223-7) by Amery, illus. by Cartwright (5-up). Jumbo Lift-the-Flaps gains Dinosaurs ($11.95, -0418-3) by Alastair Smith and Judy Tatchell, illus. by Peter Scott (3-up). And new Picture Dictionaries are Picture Dictionary in French (-0306-3) and Picture Dictionary in Spanish (-0307-1) by Felicity Brooks and Mairi Mackinnon, illus. by Jo Litchfield ($16.95 each, 3-up).

Farmyard Tales continues with Tie-a-Bow Book ($7.95, 0-7945-0330-6) by Fiona Watt, illus. by Stephen Cartwright (4-up). Children's Cooking serves up Children's Cookbook ($12.95, -0361-6) by Watt, illus. by Cartwright and Molly Sage (4-up). Mini Christmas Treasury ($7.95, -0224-5) by Heather Amery, illus. by Cartwright et al., is a new Christmas Treasury title (4-up). Pocket Nature welcomes Pocket Nature ($8.95, -0346-2, 5-up). Pocket Scientist continues with Pocket Scientist Red Book ($8.95, -0209-1) by Susan Meredith et al., illus. by Lindy Dark et al. (7-up). The Encyclopedia series offers Mini Children's Encyclopedia ($7.95, -0006-4) by Colin King and Jane Elliott, illus. by S. Tate (8-12). World History gains Mini Timelines of World History ($7.95, -0358-6) by J. Chisholm (8-up). History Encyclopedias adds Encyclopedia of the Ancient World ($39.95, -0364-0) by Jane Bingham et al., illus. by Melissa Alaverdy et al. (9-up). Art Ideas welcomes Art Skills ($18.95, -0351-9) by Fiona Watt, illus. by Antonia Miller (10-up). Joining Geography Encyclopedias is Children's World Atlas ($22.95, -0318-7) by Stephanie Turnbull and Emma Helbrough, illus. by Stephen Moncrieff et al. (10-up). And Complete Book of Chess ($17.95, -0371-3) by Elizabeth Dalby, illus. by Adam Constantine et al. is new to Chess Guides (10-up).


World of Ballet ($9.95, 0-7945-0403-5) by J. Tatchell, illus. by E. Safarewicz and G. Smith, examines ballet history, dancers, choreographers and dances. (7-up)

Genes and DNA ($11.95, 0-7945-0444-2) by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Stephen Moncrieff. This look at gene science includes 3-D art. (9-up)

Paperback Series

Joining Farmyard Tales Readers is Mini Farmyard Tales with Cassette Tape ($10.95, 0-7945-0180-X) by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright (2-up). First Thousand Words issues Mini First Thousand Words in French (-0277-6), Mini First Thousand Words in German (-0297-2), Mini First Thousand Words in Japanese (-0281-4) and Mini First Thousand Words in Spanish (-0278-4) by Amery, illus. by Cartwright ($5.95 each, 3-12). New to Playtime is Big Book of Playtime Activities ($17.95, -0369-1) by Ray Gibson, illus. by Amanda Barlow (3-up). Big Book of Things to Spot ($12.95, -0352-7) by Ruth Brocklehurst, Gillian Doherty and Anna Milbourne, illus. by Teri Gower, is an addition to the 1001 Things to Spot series (3-up). Joining Easy Words to Read is Fox on a Box ($6.95, -0443-4) by Phil Roxbee Cox, illus. by Stephen Cartwright (3-up). Lift-the-Flap Learners adds Nighttime ($8.95, -0366-7) by Alastair Smith, illus. by John Butler (3-up). And Young Reading issues Princes & Princesses (-0449-3) by Christopher Rawson, adapted by Lesley Sims, illus. by Cartwright; and King Arthur (-0447-7), Robinson Crusoe (-0410-8) and Treasure Island (-0411-6), retold by Angela Wilkes, illus. by Peter Dennis ($5.95 each, 5-12).

New to Beginners are Bears (0-7945-0321-7) by Emma Helbrough, illus. by Michelle Lawrence et al.; Castles (-0320-9) by Stephanie Turnbull, illus. by Colin King; Caterpillars and Butterflies (-0378-0) by Turnbull, illus. by Nelupa Hussain et al.; How Flowers Grow (-0382-9) by Helbrough, illus. by Catherine-Anne MacKinnon et al.; Night Animals (-0383-7) by Susan Meredith, illus. by Nicola Butler et al.; and Trucks (-0365-9) by Katie Daynes, illus. by Zoe Wray and Christyan Fox ($4.95 each, 6-up). First Encyclopedias releases First Encyclopedia of History (-0386-1) and First Encyclopedia of Science (-0273-3) ($9.95 each, 6-up); and Children's Encyclopedia (-0368-3) ($29.95 hardcover, 6-up). Starting Point History adds Who Were the First People? ($4.95, -0339-X) by Phil Roxbee Cox and Struan Reid, illus. by Gerald Wood (6-up). Classroom Jokes ($6.95, -0391-8) by Alastair Smith, illus. by Leonard Le Rolland, is new to Joke Books (7-up). And Beginner's Dictionaries offers French Dictionary for Beginners (-0287-3), German Dictionary for Beginners (-0289-X), Italian Dictionary for Beginners (-0290-3) and Spanish Dictionary for Beginners (-0288-1) by Helen Davies, illus. by John Shackell ($12.95 each, 7-up).

Facts & Lists welcomes Seas and Oceans Facts & Lists ($7.95, 0-7945-0380-2) by Phillip Clarke, illus. by Karen Tomlins (8-up). Discovery Program issues Knights (-0385-3) by Rachel Firth, illus. by Lucy Owen; and Mummies & Pyramids (-0317-9) by Sam Taplin, illus. by John Woodcock ($8.95 each, 8-up). New True Adventure Stories are True Stories of Heroes (-0094-3) by Paul Dowswell, illus. by Peter Ross; and True Survival Stories (-0093-5) by Dowswell, illus. by Jeremy Gower and Brian Voakes ($4.95 each, 9-up). Cooking School releases Beginner's Cookbook ($19.95, -0353-5) by Fiona Watt, illus. by Kim Lane (10-up). Art School adds Drawing Cartoons ($8.95, -0372-1) by Anna Milbourne, illus. by Mary Cartwright, et al. (10-up). And Spotter's Guides offers Flags of the World ($5.95, -0450-7) by William Crampton (10-up).


I Believe: The Nicene Creed ($12, 0-8028-5258-0), illus. by Pauline Baynes, illustrates this prayer. (All ages)

The Huron Carol ($16, 0-8028-5263-7), illus. by Frances Tyrrell, is an illustrated version of this 17th-century Canadian Christmas carol. (All ages)

A Chick Called Saturday ($16, 0-8028-5260-2) by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Brita Granström. A curious chick discovers one thing he can do very well. (3-up)

The Moses Basket ($16, 0-8028-5251-3) by Jenny Koralek, illus. by Pauline Baynes, retells the story of the Pharaoh's daughter's discovery of the infant Moses. (3-up)

Pip and the Edge of Heaven ($8, 0-8028-5257-2) by Elizabeth Liddle, illus. by Lara Jones. At bedtime, Pip asks his mother about God and heaven. (4-up)

I Wonder As I Wander ($16, 0-8028-5214-9) by Gwenyth Swain, illus. by Ron Himler, tells the story behind this Appalachian carol. (5-up)

Gilgamesh the Hero ($18, 0-8028-5262-9) by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by David Parkins, presents this tale about a quest for immortality. (9-up)


(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, dist.)

Real Pirates ($15.95, 1-59270-018-7) by Clare Hibbert, illus. by John James, compiles true tales of pirates. (10-up)

The Illustrated History of the World ($29.95, 1-59270-019-5) by Neil Morris, Neil Grant, Lisa Isenman, Hazel Mary Martell, Lynn McRae, John Malam and Michael Pollard examines ancient civilizations and modern cultures rooted in them. (12-up)


Art Revelations continues with Old Testament Women (1-59270-011-X) by Elaine Ward and New Testament Miracles (-012-8) by Sean Connolly ($18.95 each, 10-up). And Great Cities Through the Ages visits London (-013-6) by Neil Morris and Venice (-014-4) by Renzo Rossi ($18.95 each, 10-up).