| 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 |
TALLFELLOW PRESS/ SMALLFELLOW
The Enormous Mister Schmupsle ($16.95, 1-931290-53-9) by Joe Murray. This follow-up to Who Asked the Moon to Dinner? presents an alphabet adventure. (2-8)
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS/CHAPARRAL BOOKS
Sam Houston Is My Hero ($15.95, 0-87565-277-8) by Judy Alter. After her father is killed at the Alamo, a girl rides across South Texas urging men to join Houston's army to defeat Santa Anna. (12-up)
Gooseberry Goose ($15.95, 1-58925-030-3) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. A young goose who has been practicing flying is worried that he is not ready for winter. (3-7)
Laura's Secret ($16.95, 1-58925-031-1) by Klaus Baumgart. Her star friend helps Laura and her brother fly their kite as high as the stars. (3-7)
Night-Night, Emily! ($15.95, 1-58925-032-X) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Jane Massey. At bedtime, Emily can't find her favorite stuffed animal. (3-6)
The Very Sleepy Sloth ($15.95, 1-58925-033-8) by Andrew Murray, illus. by Jack Tickle. Sloth's friends learn that each of them has a talent—and Sloth's is sleeping. (3-7)
The Very Lazy Ladybug Pop-up ($15.95, 1-58925-716-4) by Isobel Finn, illus. by Jack Tickle. Too lazy to fly, Ladybug catches a ride with various animals. (3-7)
Baa! Moo! What Will We Do? ($6.95, 1-58925-381-7) by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Jane Chapman. Will the new animal on the farm take over the other animals' jobs? (3-7)
Tom's Tail ($6.95, 1-58925-383-3) by Linda Jennings, illus. by Tim Warnes. A piglet tries to straighten his curly tail. (3-7)
Paperback ReprintLaura's Christmas Star ($8.95, 1-58925-382-5) by Klaus Baumgart (3-7).
The Carpet Boy's Gift ($16.95, 0-88448-248-0) by Peggy Deitz Shea, illus. by Leane Morin. When Nadeem meets Iqbal Masih, he learns about new laws that allow him and other children to go to school instead of working in a factory. (8-12)
Stray Sheep ($18.99, 1-59182-287-4) by Tatsutoshi Nomura is a picture book introducing Poe and Merry, two sheep, and their friends. Poe at Play (-288-2) and Merry on the Move (-289-0) by Nomura continue the Stray Sheep series and contain plush. ($9.99 each, up to 5)
Double Diamond Dude Ranch trots on with The Perfect Horse (0-812-55355-1), Home for Christmas (-55357-8), Rodeo (-55358-6), Me, My Mare, and the Movie (-55359-4) and Belle's Foal (-55360-8) by Louise Ladd ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Peter Pan ($5.99, 0-765-34719-9) by J.M. Barrie, illus. by Charles Vess (all ages); and Starswarm (-34531-5) by Jerry Pournelle, A School for Sorcery (-34219-7) by E. Rose Sabin, The Eye of the Heron (-34612-5) by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ashling (-34622-2) by Isobelle Carmody and The Cyborg from Earth (-34624-9) by Charles Sheffield ($5.99 each, 10-up).
First Meetings ($17.95, 0-765-30873-8) by Orson Scott Card, illus. by Craig Phillips, is an anthology whose entries include the novellas Ender's Game and Teacher's Pest. (13-up)
New Skies ($19.95, 0-765-30051-6), ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, compiles science fiction tales. (13-up)
Finder (0-765-34777-6) by Emma Bull, Sister Light, Sister Dark (-34357-6) by Jane Yolen and Wildside (-34246-4) by Steven Gould ($6.99 each, 13-up).
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ANDERSEN PRESS
Lazy Jack ($7.50, 1-84270-166-5) by Tony Ross (3-6).
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/BLOOMSBURY UK
Marvin Wanted More! ($16.95, 0-7475-5631-8) by Joseph Theobald. Since Marvin is smaller than the other sheep and can't run as fast, he decides to eat more. (3-5)
First Flight ($14.95 0-224-06457-6) by Sara Fanelli depicts a young butterfly's quest to fly. (5-9)
Bob Robber and the Dancing Jane ($15.95, 0-224-06465-7) by Andrew Matthews, illus. by Bee Willey, is an allegory about human kindness and redemption. (6-9)
The Little Red Hen: A Deliciously Funny Flap Book ($8.95, 0-552-54812-X) by Jonathan Allen is a lift-the-flap tale based on this classic story. (2-4)
Miranda the Explorer: A Magical Round-the-World Adventure ($16.95, 1-84225-000-4; paper $8.95, -280-5) by James Mayhew. Clinging to her balloon, Miranda sails to the other side of the world. (5-8)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/HARPERCOLLINS UK
The Richest Crocodile in the World ($14.95, 0-00-710388-3) by Daniel Postgate. A wealthy crocodile thinks he has everything he could possibly want, until he discovers true friendship. (4-7)
Mog the Cat Board Books offers Mog and Me (0-00-138416-3), Mog in the Garden (-137476-1), Mog's Family of Cats (-138415-5) and Mog's Kittens (-136000-0) by Judith Kerr ($4.50 each, 6 mos.-2 yrs.).
Grimstone's Ghost ($5.95, 0-00-675480-5) by Mary Arrigan centers on a boy who inherits his great-uncle's haunted manor house. (9-12)
Paperback Series Reprint
Goodbye Mog ($8.95, 0-00-714969-7) by Judith Kerr (3-5).
Pig on a Swing ($16.95, 0-340-85241-0) by Jenny Nimmo, illus. by Carline Uff. Tim wants to leave the empty playground—until his mother thinks she spies a pig on a swing and a kangaroo on the seesaw. (2-4)
So You Think You Know Harry Potter ($8.95, 0-340-87337-X) by Clive Gifford is a trivia quiz book for fans of this young wizard. (All ages)
The Little Christmas Tree ($8.95, 0-7459-4588-0) by Andrea Skevington, illus. by Lorna Hussey. On the night of the first Christmas, a small fir tree provides shelter for woodland creatures during a storm. (4-7)
Them ($8.95, 0-7459-4670-4) by Fay Sampson is a Celtic fantasy about a brave people held captive by "Them." (9-13)
Paperback ReprintThe Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book ($13.95, 0-7459-4654-2) by Bob Hartman, illus. by Susie Poole (5-9).
Paperback Series Reprint
The Riverback Stories reprints The Tale of Jeremy Vole (0-7459-4675-5), The Tale of Timothy Mallard (-4676-3) and The Tale of Anabelle Hedgehog (-4677-1) ($6.95 each, 5-9).
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/RED FOX
The Hairy Book (0-09-943425-3) and The Slimy Book (-943426-1) by Babette Cole ($8.95 each, 4-8).
Yesterday I Had the Blues ($14.95, 1-58246-084-1) by Jeron Frame, illus. by R. Gregory Christie. A boy ponders how he and members of his family experience a spectrum of emotions. (4-8)
The Jupiter Stone ($15.95, 1-58246-107-4) by Paul Owen Lewis. When a boy finds a rock that is millions of years old, he asks NASA to return it into orbit. (6-up)
Piece=Part= Portion:Fractions=Decimals=Percents ($14.95, 1-58246-102-3) by Scott Gifford demonstrates the relationships among fractions, decimals and percents. (8-11)
Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen ($16.95, 1-58246-098-1), as told to Michelle McCann, by Luba Tryszynka-Frederick, illus. by Ann Marshall, tells of this woman who saved the lives of dozens of Jewish children in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. (8-up)
The Busy series adds Busy Doggies ($6.95, 1-58246-090-6) by John Schindel, photos by Beverly Sparks (1-3). Petit Connoisseur debuts with Art ($6.95, -103-1) by Karen Salmansohn, designed by Brian Stauffer (1-3). World Snacks savors Yum Yum Dim Sum ($6.95, -108-2) by Amy Wilson Sanger (1-3). And Edgar & Ellen starts up with Rare Beasts ($12.95, -110-4) by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton (9-up).
The Christmas Bear ($4.95, 0-8167-7458-7) by Anne Mangan, illus. by Joanne Moss. Who will buy the lonely polar bear in the toy shop on Christmas Eve? (3-8)
Boo to You Too! (0-8167-7591-5) and Christmas Without a Tree (-7592-3) by Elizabeth Rodger are holiday tales starring Charlie the pig ($3.50 each, 4-8).
River of Secrets ($3.95, 0-8167-7719-5) by Griselda Gifford. A girl tries to solve the riddle of her grandmother's mysterious death. (9-12)
I Can Read About adds Cats and Kittens ($4.95, 0-8167-7716-0) by Linda Murray, illus. by Fred Smith (3-8). Garfield returns in Garfield's Christmas Tales ($4.95, -7715-2) by Jim Davis (4-8). Best Friends welcomes Carrot and Clover ($3.95, -7771-3) by Jenny Dale (6-9). Joining Can You See It? is Can You See It? 2 ($4.95, -7587-7) by Robert Rath and Pamela Roller (7-14). And Forgotten Forest releases The Forbidden Towers (-7597-4), The Magician's Ring (-7598-2), The Master of Mazes (-7599-0) and The War of the Wizards (-7600-8) by Carol Gaskin ($3.95 each, 8-12).
Boo! A Halloween Sticker Book and Story ($4.95, 0-8167-7779-9) by Rebecca Dickinson (3-8).
Paperback Series Reissues
Troll's Best-Loved Classics reissues The Emperor's New Clothes (0-8167-7504-4) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Pamela Baldwin Ford; The Nutcracker (-7508-7), illus. by Beverly Rich; and Rapunzel (-7506-0) by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Bert Dodson ($3.95 each, 3-6). And Troll Illustrated Classics offers Gulliver's Travels (-7477-3), Heidi (-7236-3) and The Secret Garden (-7408-3) ($5.95 each, 8-12).
The Most Thankful Thing ($15.95, 0-8167-7721-7) by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore, reveals what a mother is most thankful for. (4-8)
A Dream to Fly: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk ($15.95, 0-8167-7720-9) by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Robert Goetzl, tells of these brothers' historic flight. (4-8)
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face ($5.95, 0-8167-7470-6) by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Cyd Moore (3-7); Seasons of the Circle ($5.95,
-7469-2) by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Robert F. Goetzl (3-8); The Circle of Thanks: Native American Poems and Songs of Thanksgiving ($5.95, -4013-5) by Bruchac, illus. by Murv Jacob (6-12) and Market Days: From Market to Market Around the World ($5.95, -3505-0) by Madhur Jaffrey, illus. by Marti Shohet (4-8).
Safe and Sound ($17.95, 0-88776-633-1) by Barbara Nichol, illus. by Anja Reichel, is a poem about two dogs who venture out to see the world. (All ages)
One, Two, Three ($11.95, 0-88776-644-1) by Tom Slaughter is a counting book that introduces the shapes and colors of modern art. (2-5)
Eugene's Story ($15.95, 0-88776-544-0) by Richard Scrimger, illus. by Gillian Johnson. A middle child tries to tell a story, but neither of his siblings are interested in hearing it. (3-6)
Morning Glory Monday ($17.95, 0-88776-620-X) by Arlene Alda, illus. by Maryann Kovalski. Set in the 1930s, this is the story of a girl who longs to make her homesick mother happy. (5-8)
Peter's Pixie ($17.95, 0-88776-603-X) by Donn Kushner, illus. by Sylvie Daigneault. A pixie who helps and hinders a boy disappears just before the child's parents bring home a new baby. (5-8)
Emma's Story ($17.95, 0-88776-632-3) by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Song Nan Zhang. A couple travels to the other side of the world to bring their adopted baby home. (5-8)
The Wild Swans ($17.95, 0-88776-615-X) by Ken Setterington, illus. by Nelly and Ernst Hofer. When a king becomes lost in an enchanted forest, he strikes a bargain with a witch. (8-10)
Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World's Boreal Forest ($19.95, 0-88776-608-0) by Jane Drake and Ann Love, illus. by Andrew Kiss, focuses on this subarctic forest. (9-up)
Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World ($18.95, 0-88776-640-4) by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Maxwell Newhouse, introduces this artist and her paintings. (10-up)
The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales ($16.95, 0-88776-652-8) by Michael Bedard retells traditional Chinese tales. (10-up)
Dream Catcher: A Young Person's Journal for Exploring Dreams ($11.95, 0-88776-661-7) by Patricia Garfield examines sleep and dreams. (10-up)
The Road to There ($19.95, 0-88776-621-8) by Val Ross tells of history's mapmakers. (11-up)
Tales of Court and Castle ($9.95, 0-88776-614-5) by Joan Bodger, illus. by Mark Lang, presents medieval tales of treachery and chivalry. (8-12)
From Head to Toe: Why We Wear What We Wear ($16.95, 0-88776-654-4) by Janice Weaver, illus. by Francis Blake, looks at fashion in various cultures throughout the centuries. (10-up)
And Round Me Rings: Bell Tales and Folklore ($11.95, 0-88776-597-1) by Ann Spencer, illus. by Lindsay Grater, collects stories about bells. (10-up)
Working Like a Dog: The Story of Working Dogs Throughout History ($16.95, 0-88776-589-0) by Gena Gorrell, relates stories of dogs that work for a living. (10-up)
More Than You Can Chew ($8.95, 0-88776-639-0) by Marnelle Tokio is a novel about an anorexic teenager who struggles to regain her health. (14-up)
Double Spell ($8.95, 0-88776-660-9) by Janet Lunn (8-12); and Hero of Lesser Causes (-649-8) and Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me (-648-X) by Julie Johnston; and Search of the Moon King's Daughter (-609-9) by Linda Holeman ($9.95 each, 11-up).
Singapore Children's Favorite Stories ($16.95, 0-7946-0097-2) by Diane Taylor, illus. by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard, collects 11 traditional tales. (6-10)
The Ainu ($14.95, 0-8048-3511-X) by Kayano Shigeru and David Suzuki examines the culture of the Ainu people of Hokkaido. (10-up)
Guri and Gura offers Guri and Gura's Picnic Adventure (0-8048-3355-9), Guri and Gura's Magical Friend (-3356-7) and Guri and Gura's Playtime Book of Seasons (-3358-3) by Rieko Nakagawa, illus. by Yuriko Yamawaki ($10.95 each, 3-up). And Little Daruma continues with Little Daruma and Little Daikoku (-3351-6) and Little Daruma and Little Tiger (-3350-8) by Satoshi Kako ($10.95 each, 3-up).
Japanese Children's Favorite Stories ($16.95, 0-8048-3449-0) by Florence Sakade, illus. by Yoshisuke Kurosaki (6-10).
Meditation: The Cool Way to Calm ($10.95, 0-8048-3486-5) by John Selby offers meditations intended to calm teens' emotions. (12-up)
Legends of the Martial Arts Masters ($7.95, 0-8048-3518-7) by Susan Lynn Peterson profiles martial arts heroes. (12-up)
Asian Arts and Crafts for Creative Kids debuts with Origami Activities (0-8048-3497-0) by Michael LaFosse and Haiku Activities (-3501-2) by Patricia Donegan ($9.95 each, 7-12).
Interfact Ladders presents World of Insects (1-58728-419-7) and Nature's Neighbors (-420-0) by Samantha Hilton, illus. by Steven Holmes ($14.95 each, 3-7). And new Interfact titles are Human Body (-418-9) and Reptiles (-417-0) ($14.95 each, 8-11).
TYNDALE HOUSE/TYNDALE KIDS
Gram's Song ($14.99, 0-8423-7669-0) by Karen Henley, illus. by Bill Farnsworth, sets out to help children understand what happens when someone close to them dies. (3-9)
Young Believer Bible ($29.99, 0-8423-6196-0; paper $24.99, -6197-9), ed. by Stephen Arterburn, is a Bible edition that focuses on believing and increasing one's faith. (8-12)
Little Blessings adds I'm Jack! (0-8423-7672-0), I'm Kaitlyn! (-7671-2) and I'm Parker! (-7674-7) by Crystal Bowman and I'm Zoë! (-7673-9) by Melody Carlson, all illus. by Elena Kucharik ($9.99 each, 2-5). Christopher Churchmouse debuts with Christopher and His Friends (-5734-3) and Christopher and His Family (-5735-1) by Barbara Davoll, illus. by Dennis Hockerman ($14.99 each, 3-8).
Young Believer Case Files ($10.99, 0-8423-6199-5) by Stephen Arterburn compiles true stories of young people living out their faith. (8-12)
Forbidden Doors gains The Cards (0-8423-7185-0) and The Wiccan (-7203-2) by Bill Myers ($5.99 each, 10-14). And Left Behind: The Kids offers Breakout! (-5793-9), Murder in the Holy Place (-5794-7), Escape to Masada (-5801-3) and War of the Dragon (-5802-1) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins ($5.99 each, 10-14).
TYNDALE HOUSE/THIRSTY(?) BOOKS
The Degrees of Guilt trilogy consists of Kyra's Story (0-8423-824-4) by Dandi Daley Mackall, Miranda's Story (-8283-6) by Melody Carlson and Tyrone's Story (-8285-2) by Sigmund Brouwer ($12.99 each, 15-up).
Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Look at The Lord of the Rings ($10.99, 0-8423-8554-1) by Sarah Faulman Arthur examines biblical themes in this film. (15-up)
The Seven Species: Stories and Recipes of Food from the Bible ($19.95, 0-8074-0852-2) by Matt Biers Ariel, illus. by Tama Goodman, discusses various kinds of food identified in the Bible. (All ages)
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
The Funny Thing ($14.95, 0-8166-4241-9) by Wanda Gág is a sequel to Millions of Cats. (Up to 4)
Snippy and Snappy ($14.95, 0-8166-4245-1) by Wanda Gág relates two field mice's adventure in a large house. (4-8)
Gone Is Gone or the Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework ($14.95, 0-8166-4243-5) by Wanda Gág (up to 4).
VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER
(University Press of New England, dist.)
Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series continues with The Ghost on the Hearth ($15.95, 0-916718-18-2) by Susan Milord, illus. by Lydia Dabcovich (6-10)
Who Says Woof? ($10.99, 0-670-03655-2) by John Butler introduces baby animals and the sounds they make. (2-5)
Max's Christmas Stocking (0-670-03667-6) and Max's Valentine (-03668-4) by Rosemary Wells are holiday board books featuring Max and Ruby ($5.99 each, 2-6).
Froggy's Baby Sister ($15.99, 0-670-03659-5) by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. Froggy is disappointed when he realizes that his baby sister is too little to do anything. (2-6)
Sumi's First Day of School Ever ($15.99, 0-670-03522-X) by Soyung Pak, illus. by Joung Un Kim. Sumi starts her first day in an American school knowing very little English. (3-7)
Someone Says ($15.99, 0-670-03664-1) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan. Children use their imaginations to become various creatures. (3-7)
Ten Little Mummies: An Egyptian Counting Book ($15.99, 0-670-03641-2) by Philip Yates, illus. by G. Brian Karas, is a tale of mummies who go out to play. (3-7)
What Makes the Seasons? ($15.99, 0-670-03598-X) by Megan Montague Cash examines the workings of weather. (3-8)
#1 ($16.99, 0-670-03598-X) by Vladimir Radunsky. A pink armadillo stands out among his nine green siblings. (3-8)
Turtle and Snake's Valentine's Day ($13.99, 0-670-03613-7) by Kate Spohn. Turtle and Snake search for Valentine's Day gifts for each other. (4-7)
Okie-Dokie, Artichokie! ($14.99, 0-670-03623-4) by Grace Lin. Marklee and his downstairs neighbor work out their misunderstandings. (4-8)
The Small World of Binky Braverman ($15.99, 0-670-03636-6) by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Richard Egielski. Binky is having a boring summer until the trademarks on boxes and jars in the kitchen come to life. (5-8)
Strange Mr. Satie ($16.99, 0-670-03637-4) by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Petra Mathers, centers on French composer Erik Satie. (5-8)
Mama Had to Work on Christmas ($14.99, 0-670-03635-8) by Carolyn Marsden, illus. by Robert Casilla. On Christmas, Gloria accompanies her mother to her job at a hotel. (7-11)
Beginner's Origami: Birds, Beasts, Bugs, & Butterflies ($17.99, 0-670-03648-X) by Steve and Megumi Biddle tells how to make origami animals inspired by creatures that appear in works of art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (7-up)
Harold's Tail ($15.99, 0-670-03660-9) by John Bemelmans Marciano. When he loses his tail fur, a Manhattan squirrel is mistaken for a rat. (8-12)
A Long Time Ago Today ( $15.99, 0-670-03604-8) by Sally Warner. Dilly must decide if she wants to learn more about her mother, who died when the girl was six. (8-12)
95 Pounds of Hope ($14.99, 0-670-03672-2) by Anna Gavalda, trans. by Gill Rosner. Grandfather urges Gregory, who has been held back twice in school, to take control of his life. (10-up)
The Farther You Run ($16.99, 0-670-03627-7) by Davida Wills Hurwin. Renting an apartment together, Sammie and Mona address difficult moments that have affected their lives. (12-up)
Restless: A Ghost's Story ($15.99, 0-670-03605-6) by Rich Wallace. Few people understand Herbie the way his older brother—who is dead—does. (12-up)
Ship of Fire ($16.99, 0-670-89907-0) by Michael Cadnum depicts Sir Francis Drake's raid on the Spanish port of Cadiz from the perspective of a teenage apprentice doctor. (12-up)
A Stir of Bones ($15.99, 0-670-03551-3) by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. When youngsters sneak into an abandoned house, they discover it is a living, supernatural thing. (12-up)
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Far Away Places ($16.99, 0-670-03616-1), ed. by Jill Davis. Ten writers share the journeys that changed their lives. (12-up)
Rising Tide ($16.99, 0-670-036560-0) by Jean Thesman is a sequel to A Sea So Far. (12-up)
Cam Jansen is back in Cam Jansen and the Tennis Trophy Mystery ($13.99, 0-670-03643-9) by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (7-10). Horrible Harry stars in Horrible Harry and the Holidaze ($13.99, -03642-0) by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (7-10). And The Time Warp Trio returns in Me Oh Maya ($14.99, -03629-3) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley (7-11).
The Roald Dahl Treasury ($19.99, 0-670-03665-X) by Roald Dahl compiles 75 stories, rhymes and memoirs. (8-up)
Oh, Brother ($15.95, 0-8027-8875-0) by Kathy Mallat introduces a young bunny whose brother teases her. (2-5)
One Witch ($15.95, 0-8027-8860-2) by Laura Leuck, illus. by S.D. Schindler, is a counting book with a Halloween theme. (3-8)
I.Q. Goes to the Library ($15.95, 0-8027-8877-7) by Mary Ann Fraser stars the young mouse from I.Q. Goes to School. (4-8)
Straight to the Pole ($15.95, 0-8027-8866-1) by Kevin O'Malley. A boy trudging through the snow during a blizzard imagines he is trying to reach the distant Pole. (4-7)
Lonesome George the Giant Tortoise ($16.95, 0-8027-8864-5 by Francine Jacobs, illus. by Jean Cassels, tells of the sole surviving tortoise on Pinta Island in the Galápagos. (4-8)
Martin MacGregor's Snowman ($16.95, 0-8027-8858-0) by Lisa Broadie Cook, illus. by Adam McCauley. How can a snowman fanatic build a snowman if there's no snow? (4-8)
Liberty Street ($16.95, 0-8027-8869-6) by Candice Ransome, illus. by Eric Velasquez. A slave girl in Virginia joins a secret school to learn to read. (6-9)
Fantastic Flights: One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge ($17.95, 0-8027-8880-7) by Patrick O'Brien chronicles human aviation. (6-10)
Colorful Captivating Coral Reefs ($17.95, 0-8027-8862-9) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Kendahl Jan Jubb, focuses on these ecosystems. (6-10)
Flying Blind ($16.95, 0-8027-8879-3) by Anna Myers. Set in Florida's Everglades, this is the story of a boy and his pet macaw, which has telepathic powers. (10-14)
The Middle School Survival Guide ($16.95, 0-8027-8852-1; paper $8.95, -7657-4) by Arlene Erlbach, illus. by Helen Flook. Teens offer advice on getting through the middle-school years. (10-14)
All's Fair in Love, War, and High School ($16.95, 0-8027-8874-2) by Janette Rallison. Will acid-tongued Samantha be able to win the election for student body president to increase her chances for admission to college? (12-up)
Outside and Inside offers Outside and Inside Giant Squid ($16.95, 0-8027-8872-6) by Sandra Markle (7-12).
The Sound That Jazz Makes ($7.95, 0-8027-7674-4) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Eric Velasquez (all ages); Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs ($6.95, -7659-0) by Sandra Markle (5-8); Testing Miss Malarkey ($6.95, -7624-8) by Judy Finchler, illus. by Kevin O'Malley (5-9); and Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America (-7672-8) and Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions (-7673-6) by Jim Haskins ($8.95 each, 10-14).
A Deluxe Book of Flower Fairies ($16.99, 0-7232-4939-3) by Cicely Mary Barker has a padded cover and pages with gilt edges. (All ages)
Flower Fairies of Winter: A Celebration ($16, 0-7232-4745-5) by Cicely Mary Barker includes sketches and botanical notes on each flower. (All ages)
Peter Rabbit's Christmas Collection ($20, 0-7232-4937-7) by Beatrix Potter collects four Peter Rabbit books in a slipcase. (All ages)
Beatrix Potter's Nursery Rhymes Book and CD ($14.99, 0-7232-4803-6) by Beatrix Potter packages this collection with a CD featuring songs of the 54 rhymes. (1-4)
A Flower Fairies Valentine's Day ($4.99, 0-7232-4935-0) by Cicely Mary Barker. The Flower Fairies send Valentines to each other. (3-6)
Peter Rabbit Seedlings, inspired by Beatrix Potter, issues Merry Christmas, Peter Rabbit!: A Touch-and-Feel Book ($6.99, 0-7232-4925-3, all ages); Count with Peter Rabbit ($5.99, -4913-X, 1-4); Peter Rabbit's Colors ($6.99, -4927-X,1-4); and It's Halloween, Peter Rabbit! ($4.99, -4900-8, 1-4).
Police Puppies ($14.95, 0-8230-4063-1) by Christopher Hart. A puppy who dreams of being a police dog foils a burglar. (4-8)
Beauty Trix for Cool Chix: Easy-to-Make Lotions, Potions, and Spells to Bring Out a Beautiful You ($12.95, 0-8230-6957-5) by Caroline Naylor rounds up 20 projects. (10-up)
Xtreme Art launches with Draw Magna! ($6.95, 0-8230-0369-8) by Christopher Hart (8-up).
FRANKLIN WATTS/SCHOLASTIC LIBRARY PUBLISHING
The Restless Sea offers Dangerous Crossings (0-531-12325-1), Human Impact (-12323-5), Ocean Wildlife (-12324-3), Savage Waters (-16682-1), Shifting Shores (-12322-7) and Underwater Exploration (-16684-8) by Carole Vogel ($12.95 each, 10-13).
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
How to Keep Dinosaurs ($14.95, 0-297-84347-8) by Robert Mash provides instructions for caring for a pet dinosaur. (12-up)
Welcome to the Whole World of... greets Kangaroos (1-55285-471-X) and Orangutans (-472-8) by Diane Swanson ($5.95 each, 5-7). And Mustang Mountain adds Rodeo Horse ($6.95, -467-1) by Sharon Siamon.
The Top Secret Files of Mother Goose! ($16.95, 1-55285-512-0) by Gabby Gosling, illus. by Tim Banks. Various nursery-rhyme characters are suspects when the Queen of Hearts's tarts disappear. (5-8)
Borealis: A Polar Bear Cub's First Year ($8.95, 1-55285-465-5) by Rebecca Grambo, photos by Daniel Cox, chronicles the life of a young bear. (4-8)
Take It to the Extreme debuts with Raging River ($6.95, 1-55285-510-4) by Pam Withers (10-16).
The Forgotten Flag: Revolutionary Struggle in Connecticut ($5.95, 1-57249-338-0) by Frances Evan tells of the courage and sacrifice of residents of a small town during the American Revolution. (9-up)
A Friend of the Enemy ($7.95, 1-57249-312-7) by Emily Hoffman. A Nebraska boy whose brother leaves to fight in WWII comes to know a German POW who is working on the family farm. (10-up)
Christmas at the Top of the World ($15.95, 0-8075-5762-5) by Tim Coffey. Little Reindeer travels to the top of the world to find Papa and the magic of Christmas. (3-6)
This Is the Dreidel ($14.95, 0-8075-7884-3) by Abby Levine, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye. Max and his family celebrate Hanukkah. (3-6)
All Families Are Special ($15.95, 0-8075-2175-2) by Norma Simon, illus. by Teresa Flavin. When their teacher announces she will soon be a grandmother, students share information about their own families. (5-8)
Christmas for a Kitten ($15.95, 0-8075-1151-X) by Robin Pulver, illus. by Layne Johnson. On Christmas Eve, an abandoned kitten longing for a home gets its wish. (5-8)
Amazing Apples ($14.95, 0-8075-0399-1) by Consie Powell. Acrostic poems celebrate the apple-growing cycle. (5-9)
The Cat Who Came for Tacos ($14.95, 0-8075-5106-6) by Diana Star Helmer, illus. by Viví Escriva. A stray cat finds a home. (6-8)
The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story ($15.95, 0-8075-5055-8) by Charlotte Herman, illus. by Ben Stahl. Her grandmother's memory cupboard comforts Katie after she breaks an object at the woman's house. (6-9)
The Curse of Rafferty McGill ($12.95, 0-8075-3779-9) by Dianne MacMillan, illus. by Guy Porfirio. A leprechaun grants a boy's wish on St. Patrick's Day. (7-10)
Riddle-iculous Math ($14.95, 0-8075-4996-7) by Joan Holub, illus. by Regan Dunnick, presents math riddles and jokes. (7-10)
Turkey Monster Thanksgiving ($13.95, 0-8075-8125-9) by Anne Warren Smith. Katie wants to create the perfect holiday so that she, her father and her brother can feel like a real family. (7-10)
Yankee Doodle Riddles: American History Fun ($14.95, 0-8075-9260-9) by Joan Holub, illus. by Elizabeth Buttler, compiles jokes, riddles and rhymes. (7-10)
Colder Than Ice ($14.95, 0-8075-8135-6) by David Patneaude. Anxious to fit in, Josh ignores his friends' advice and agrees to play ice hockey with some cool kids. (9-12)
The Way I Feel adds When I Feel Jealous ($14.95, 0-8075-8886-5) by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson (3-6). And The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Fortune Cookie Mystery (-5539-8, paper -5540-1), The Radio Mystery (-5546-0, paper 5547-9) and The Black Widow Spider Mystery (-5543-6, paper -5544-4), characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($13.95 each, paper $3.95, 7-12). Paperback Reprints New Prairie Paperbacks are This Is the Turkey ($6.95, 0-8075-7889-4) by Abby Levine, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye (3-6); Go Home! The Story of James the Cat (-2976-1) by Libby Phillips Meggs; and Pumpkin Jack (-6666-7) by Will Hubbell ($6.95 each, 5-8); Just Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra ($6.95, -4069-2) by Elizabeth Miller, illus. by Mira Reisberg (6-8); and A Bus of Our Own ($6.95, -0971-X) by Freddi Williams Evans, illus. by Shawn Costello (6-10).
Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Physics ($27.95, 0-471-39017-8) by Janice VanCleave rounds up 30 projects. (12-up)
American Heritage adds American Voices: Westward Expansion (0-471-44394-8) and American Voices: Civil War and Reconstruction (-44393-X) by David King ($22.95 each, 10-14).
Secrets of Ancient Cultures: The Inca ($12.95, 0-471-21980-0) by Arlette Braman presents activities based on Incan culture. (8-12)
Janice VanCleave's Science Fair Projects ($14.95, 0-471-331020-3) by Janice VanCleave offers projects in five subject areas. (12-up)
Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra (0-471-22556-8) and Dr. Math Explains Algebra (-22555-X) are guides for math students ($14.95 each, 12-up).
More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects ($14.95, 0-471-27337-6) by Julianne Blair Bochinski compiles projects. (12-up)
Little Hands adds Sea Life Art & Activities: Creative Learning Experiences for 3- to 7-Year-Olds (1-885593-94-5) by Judy Press and Celebrate America! Learning About the U.S.A. Through Crafts & Activities (-93-7) by Jill Frankel Hauser ($12.95 each, 3-7). Kids Can! continues with Around-the-Globe Math Adventures: Amazing Activities to Explore Math's Multicultural Roots! ($14.95, -92-9) by Ann McCallum (7-14) and The Kids' Multicultural Craft Book: 50 Creative Activities from 30 Countries (-91-0) by Roberta Gould (8-14). And new to Quick Start for Kids! are Create a Year-Round Wildlife Habitat for Urban & Suburban Spaces ($8.95, -97-X) by Robyn Haus and Make Your Own Cool Cards: 40 Awesome Notes & Invitations! ($8.95, -96-1) by Peg Blanchette and Terri Thibault (8-up).
Caribbean Capers ($9.95, 0-9643407-2-0) by Joan and Marco Santomenna. Four boys from different cultures prevent the theft of an American nuclear submarine. (9-14)
The Horse's Curse ($7.95, 0-86327-904-X) by Fiona Darling. A girl helps a magic flying horse regain his freedom. (8-up)
Seeing Red ($7.95, 0-86327-903-1) by Jim Halligan and John Newman. Ben discovers a box with magic powers. (10-up)
Drumshee Timeline Adventures presents Secret Spy from Drumshee ($7.95, 0-86327-902-3) by Cora Harrison (8-up).
Supercat to the Rescue ($6.95, 0-7611-2734-8) by Kate McMullan and Pascal Lemaitre is a board book starring Supercat, who solves toddlers' problems. (2-4)
Before You Were Big ($10.95, 0-7611-2732-1) by Jennifer Davis, illus. by Laura Cornell, is a follow-up to Before You Were Born. (3-6)
The Squiggly Wigglys ($14.95, 0-7611-2821-2) by Elizabeth Koda-Callan. Each page of this tale featuring a family contains a chain that moves. (4-8)
Owl Puke ($13.95, 0-7611-3186-8) by Jane Hammerslough offers a book about owls and an owl pellet to dissect. (9-12)
Brain Quest presents Presidents ($10.95, 0-7611-2944-8, 10-up).
WORLD ALMANAC BOOKS
(St. Martin's, dist.)
The World Almanac for Kids 2004 ($11.95, 0-88687-902-7), ed. by Kevin Seabrooke, is a revised and updated edition of this reference. (7-14)
Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star ($7.99, 0-310-70570-3 by Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by Valerie Imhof, is a holiday tale featuring a shiny, die-cut star. (up to 4)
Christy: Christmastime at Cutter Gap ($15.99, 0-310-70571-1) by Nancy LeSourd, illus. by Bill Farnsworth, is a holiday story based on Christy by Catherine Marshall. (4-8)
Angels, Angels Everywhere ($12.99, 0-310-70342-5) by Larry Libby, illus. by Corbert Gauthier, assures children that invisible angels are always protecting them. (4-8)
Traditions of Faith: The 12 Days of Christmas ($14.99, 0-310-70038-8) by Helen Haidle, illus. by Laura Knorr, explains the traditions behind this carol. (8-12)
New VeggieTales are Bob Lends a Helping... Hand? (0-310-70538-X) by Mike Nawrocki and Cindy Kenney, Larry Learns to Listen (-70539-8) by Karen Poth, Peas and Thank You! (-70540-1) by Nawrocki and Junior and Laura Share the Year Together (-70541-X) by Lisa Vischer and Mary Murray ($4.99 each, up to 4); A Yuletide Ice CubeFair ($6.99, -70630-0) by Poth (2-4); Mess Detectives: The Slobfather ($6.99, -70702-1) by Doug Peterson, illus. by Merit Alderink (4-8); A Snoodle's Tale ($8.99, -70751-X) by Phil Vischer (4-8); Larry Lights the Way ($9.99, -70674-2) by Mary Murray (4-8); and Larryboy in the Attack of Outback Jack (-70649-1) by Doug Peterson and Larryboy: the Good, the Bad, and the Eggly (-70650-5) by Kent Redeker ($4.99 each paper, 8-12).
Ribbits! adds A Sneaky Snake's Bedtime Prank (-70568-1) and The Gatorboat Goof-up (-70566-5) by Sarah Hupp and Tad's Glad-Sad-Mad, Glad Day (-70647-5) by John Fornof, all illus. by Bernard Adnet ($7.99 each, 3-7). NlrV Kid Reference Library offers Halley's Bible Kidnotes ($14.99, -70117-1) by Henry Halley with Jean Syswerda (6-10). And Life of Faith by Martha Findley, adapted by Mission City Press, presents Violet's Turning Point (1-928749-19-4), Violet's Stormy Love (-20-8), Millie's Reluctant Sacrifice (15-1) and Millie's Fiery Trial ($12.99 each, 10-14); Violet's Life Lessons: Finding Joy in Serving Christ ($14.99, -62-3) by Beverly Elliot and Wendy Witherow (10-14); and Simply Etiquette: Etiquette Without Rules ($14.99 paper, -53-4) by Cindy Cone (10-14).
Board Book Reprint
Mary's Happy Christmas Day ($8.99, 0-310-70482-0) by Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. by Susan Banta (up to 4).
3-2-1 Penguins Family Adventures ($9.99, 0-310-70694-7) by Cindy Kenney is an activity book that suggests ways to be more like Jesus. (All ages)
Liberty Letters launches with The Personal Correspondence of Hannah Brown and Sarah Smith... Underground Railroad, 1858 (0-310-70350-6) and The Personal Correspondence of Elizabeth Walton and Abigail Matthews... The Story of Pocahontas, 1613 (-70351-4) by Nancy LeSourd, illus. by Aleta Rafton ($9.99 each, 8-12). 2:52 Soul Gear adds Lintball Leo's Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body ($7.99, -70484-7) by Walt Larimore with John Riddle, illus. by Mike Phillips (8-12); and Laptop: Dangerous Encounters (-70664-5) and Hot Pursuit (-70665-3) by Christopher P.N. Maselli ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Young Women of Faith Library adds Lily's in London (-70554-1) and Lily's Passport to Paris (-70555-X) by Nancy Rue ($4.99 each, 8-12).