| 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 |
Wild Colors ($15.95, 1-57061-391-5) by Andrea Helman, photos by Gavrial Jecan. Nature photographs introduce colors. (2-7)
Paperback Reprints1,2,3 Moose: A Counting Book (1-57061-393-1) and O Is for Orca: An Alphabet (-392-3) by Andrea Helman, photos by Art Wolfe ($9.95 each, 3-8).
My America continues with The Wild Year: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book Three, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 1849 (0-439-37055-8) by Patricia Hermes, A Fine Start: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Three, Kansas 1856 (-37061-2) by Kate McMullan, A Time to Dance: Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book Three, New York City, 1865 (-44341-5) by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne, Hope in My Heart: Sofia's Immigrant Diary, Book One, Ellis Island, 1903 (-18875-X) and Home at Last: Sofia's Immigrant Diary, Book Two, The North End of Boston, 1903 (-44963-4) by Kathryn Lasky ($12.95 each, paper $4.99, 7-10). Dear America adds All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder, The Santa Fe Trail, 1848 ($10.95, -16963-1) by Megan MacDonald (9-14). Joining The Royal Diaries is Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets, Massachusetts-Rhode Island, 1653 ($10.95, -12910-9) by Patricia Clark Smith (9-14). And My Name Is America offers The Journal of Rufus Rowe: A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg, Bowling Green, Virginia, 1862 ($10.95, -35364-5) by Sid Hite (9-14).
Just Annoying (0-439-42471-2) and Just Joking! (-42472-0) by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton, are tales featuring Andy, who wants to be the most annoying boy in the world. ($4.99 each, 8-11)
The Mad Student Survival Guide for Those Bored of Education ($3.99, 0-439-38201-7) by The Usual Gang of Idiots compiles school-related comics from Mad magazine. (8-12)
The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday ($5.99, 0-439-55123-4) by Garth Nixon is the first volume in this trilogy. (8-12)
Xtreme Sports: Cutting Edge ($4.99, 0-439-46854-X) by E.J. Maxwell focuses on extreme sports stars. (9-12)
The Stowaway ($4.50, 0-590-48823-6) by Kristiana Gregory is a tale of pirates, murder and revenge. (9-12)
Mountain Pose ($4.50, 0-439-44153-6) by Nancy Hope Wilson. After her grandmother's death, Ellie realizes that the key to understanding her family's troubles is hidden in the past. (11-13)
The Vampire's Promise: Deadly Offer ($4.99, 0-439-55395-4) by Caroline B. Cooney. Can a vampire make Althea's wish to be part of the in crowd come true? (12-up)
Sagwa offers 8x8s: Cat and Mouse (0-439-45598-7) and Bow Wow Meow (-45599-5) by George Daugherty, illus. by Josie Yee ($3.50 each, all ages); Baba's Favorite ($3.99,
-48627-0) by Cynthia Benjamin, illus. by Tino Santanach (4-8); and Ping! Pang! Pong! ($4.99, -48626-2) by Sonia Sander, illus. by Jose Maria Cardona (4-8). Hamatoro adds How to Be a Ham-Star! (-54247-2) by Frances Ann Ladd, Happy Ham-Ham Halloween! (-55672-4) by Sonia Sanders ($3.50 each, 3-6); Do the Ham-Ham Dance (-54248-0) by Dawn Sawyer and Merry Ham-Ham Christmas (-54249-9) by Ellen Field ($3.99 each, 3-6); and Come Back to the Clubhouse ($2.99, -54569-2) by Sawyer (5-up).
New Scholastic Readers are I Spy a School Bus (-52473-3) by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick; and The Little Mermaid (-47154-0) by Barbara Lanza ($3.99 each, 4-6); Firefighter (-52785-6) by Michael Rex; Magic Matt and the Jack-O-Lantern (-43992-2) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Norman Bridwell; and Supertwins Meets the Dangerous Dinobots (-46625-3) ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Batman: The Copy Cat Crime (-47097-8) and Time Thaw (-47096-X) ($3.99 each, 7-9). New Scooby-Doo titles are Scooby-Doo Picture Clues: The Stormy Night ($3.99, -44418-7) by Robin Wasserman (4-6) and Ghost School (-44227-3) by Wasserman and The Surf Scare (-44419-5) by Michelle Nagler ($3.99 each, 5-7), all illus. by Duendes Del Sur; Scooby-Doo's Guide to School ($3.99, -43817-9) by Howie Dewin, illus. by Del Sur (4-6); Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Halloween Mask ($5.99, -44937-5) by Jesse Leon McCann, illus. by Del Sur (4-8); Scooby-Doo Mysteries: Witch Doctors ($3.99, -42075-X) by James Gelsey (4-8) and Sinister Sorcerer ($3.99, -42074-1) by Gelsey (6-10), both illus. by Del Sur; Scooby-Doo Reader: The Secret Santa Mystery ($3.99, -45619-3) by Gail Herman, illus. by Del Sur (6-9); Scooby-Doo Video Tie-in 8x8: Monster of Mexico ($3.50, -44919-7) by Jesse Leon McCann, illus. by Kevin Mackenzie (7-10); and Video Tie-in Jr. Novelization: Monster of Mexico ($4.99, -44919-1) by Jenny Markas, illus. by Mackenzie (7-10).
Franklin reappears in Back to School for Franklin: A Sticker Activity Book ($6.99, 0-439-43129-3, 4-7); and TV Tie-ins:Franklin and the Computer (-43121-2), adapted by Sharon Jennings, based on characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark; Franklin Wants a Badge (-43122-0), based on books by Bourgeois and Clark; and Franklin Makes a Deal (-43126-3) by Bourgeois and Clark ($4.50 each, 4-7). Rescue Heroes issues Mountain Mudslide! ($3.50, -41912-3) by Joy Brewster, illus. by Bill Janowski (4-7). Barbie returns in Barbie of Swan Lake Jr. Chapter Book ($3.99, -54523-4) by Linda Aber (4-8).
New Looney Tunes titles are Looney Tunes Back in Action 8x8 ($3.50, -52139-4) by Jesse Leon McCann (4-8); Looney Tunes Back in Action Joke Book ($4.50, -52138-6) by McCann (6-10); Looney Tunes Back in Action Junior Novelization ($4.99, -52136-X) by Jenny Markas (7-10); Looney Tunes Back in Action Reader ($3.99, -52140-8) by Jackie Glassman (7-10); and Looney Tunes Back in Action Movie Storybook ($5.99, -52137-8) by Jane Mason (7-10). Dexter's Laboratory gains 8x8s: Cootie Wars (-44932-4) and Brain Power (-44942-1) by Bobbi and David Weiss, illus. by Frances Mateu ($3.50 each, 4-8); and Chapter Book: Dexter's Big Switch ($3.99, -44947-2) by Pam and Meg Belviso, illus. by Robert Roper (7-10). And The Powerpuff Girls star in Summer Fun Sticker Storybook ($5.99, -44934-0) by Joy Brewster; Video Tie-in 8x8: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas ($3.50, -54469-6) by Laura Dower (4-8); and Video Tie-in Junior Reader: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas (-54470-X) by Howie Dewin and Chapter Book: The Fuzzy Lumpkins Show (-44226-5) by E.S. Mooney ($3.99 each, 6-9).
New Pokémon books are Readers: Catch That Wobbuffet! ($3.99, 0-439-53051-2) by Tracey West (5-7); Let It Snow! ($3.99, -42989-7) by West (7-9); and The Haunted Gym ($3.99, -42988-9) by West (7-10). G.I. Joe is back in Venom of Cobra ($3.99, -45541-3) by Michael Teitelbaum (4-8); Justice for All ($2.99, -45540-5) by Teitelbaum (5-9); Chapter Books: G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: Shooting Stars (-45538-3) and Cold Hand Cash (-45539-1) by H. Kowitt ($3.99 each, 6-9); and Iron Eagle ($4.99, -45542-1) by Teitelbaum (9-12). Butterfly Battle ($3.99, -42936-6) by Nancy White is a new Magic School Bus Chapter Book. New Bionicle titles are Bionicle Chronicles:Tale of the Toa (-50116-4), Beware the Bohrok (-50117-2) and The Power Within (-50119-9) by Cathy Hapka ($4.99 each, 7-10); The Official Guide to Bionicle ($6.99, -50115-6, 7-10); Mask of Light ($4.99, -50118-0) by Hapka (7-12); and Collector's Sticker Book ($5.99, -50120-2) by Greg Farshtey (7-12). NBA continues with NBA on the Inside (-57974-0) and Make the Play! (-57973-2) ($4.99 each, 7-10); Readers: Before They Were Stars (-57970-8), All-Star Allen Iverson (-44301-6) and Yao Ming (-59108-2) by John Hareas ($3.99 each, 7-10). And new NFL titles are Readers: The Road to the NFL (-53816-5) and Record Setters (-53819-X) by Tim Green ($3.99 each, 7-12); and Behind the Scenes (-53184-9), Fantasy Football (-53812-2), Superstars (-53818-7) and Team Tracker (-53813-0) by James Preller ($5.99 each, 7-12).
Dare to Draw in 3-D gains Gadgets & Gizmos ($4.99, 0-439-38075-8) by Mark Kistler (7-12). New Star Wars titles are Jedi Quest: The Moment of Truth ($4.99, -33923-5) by Jude Watson (8-12); and Boba Fett: Hunted ($4.99, -33930-8) by Elizabeth Hand (8-up). Scholastic Junior Classics offers The Nutcracker ($3.99, -44604-X), retold by Jane Mason (7-up). America's Funny but True History welcomes Cranky Colonials, Pilgrims, Puritans (0-590-12244-4) and Revolting Revolutionaries (-12250-9) by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Daniel McFeeley ($4.99 each, 8-11). Mad Science greets Out of this World! (0-439-41770-8) and Foul Play! (-44259-1) by Kathy Burkett ($4.50 each, 8-11). Samurai Jack returns in Code of the Samurai ($5.99, -45555-3) by Tracey West (8-12); and Chapter Book: Fighting Blind ($4.50, -44920-0) by Paul Siefken (8-12). New to Animal Planet are Monkeying Around (-43566-8) and Wild in the U.S.A. (-43567-6) by Jane Hammerslough ($3.99 each, 8-12). Scholastic Classics presents The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories ($3.99, -54511-0) by O. Henry, intro. by Pam Muñoz Ryan (9-up). And The Vampire Promise adds Evil Returns (-55396-2) and Fatal Bargain (-55397-0) by Caroline B. Cooney ($4.99 each, 12-up).
Midnight for Charlie Bone ($4.99, 0-439-48839-7) by Jenny Nimmo (7-12); Ripley's Believe It or Not! Special Ed. (-26041-8) and The House Called Awful End (-53759-2) by Philip Ardagh ($5.99 each, 8-12); All Shook Up ($5.99, -52811-9) by Barry Denenberg (10-15); and Thirteen ($4.99, 0-590-45256-8) by Tonya Pines (12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Magic School Bus issues Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt ($5.99, 0-590-44681-9) by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen (6-9). And The Quilt Trilogy reprints A Stitch in Time (-46056-0), Broken Days (-46054-4) and The Blue Door (-46052-8) by Ann Rinaldi ($4.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Goosebumps reissues 25 novels, including Deep Trouble (-56828-5), Ghost Camp (-56831-5) and The Haunted Mask (-56833-1) by R.L. Stine ($4.99 each, 8-12).
The Girl, The Dragon, and the Wild Magic ($4.99, 0-439-41187-4) by Dave Luckett. Rhianna and her wizard friend must defeat dark magic. (8-12)
Dolphin Diaries by Ben M. Baglio swims on with Dancing the Seas ($4.50, 0-439-44615-5, 7-10) and Following the Rainbow ($4.50, -44614-7, 8-11). Voyage to the Volcano ($3.99, -42935-8) by Judith Stamper, illus. by John Speirs, is a new to Magic School Bus Chapter Books (8-11). Animal Ark by Ben M. Baglio has three additions ($3.99 each, 8-11). Animal Ark Hauntings gains Hound on the Heath (-44897-2) and Wolf at the Window (-44896-4) by Baglio ($399 each, 8-11). Dive continues with The Deep (-50723-5) and The Danger (-50724-3) by Gordon Korman ($4.50 each, 8-12).
Guardians of Ga'Hoole issues The Journey ($4.99, -40558-0) by Kathryn Lasky (8-12). Three Girls in the City offers Exposed ($4.99, -49840-6) by Jeanne Betancourt (8-12). The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes adds Too Close for Comfort (-48273-9) and Good Things Come in Small Packages (-48280-1) by Anne Mazer, illus. by Monica Gesue ($4.50 each, 8-12). Prairie River by Kristiana Gregory debuts with A Journey of Faith ($4.99, -43991-4, 8-13) and A Grateful Harvest ($4.99, -43993-0, 9-13). New to Heartland are Darkest Hour (-42508-5) and EverythingChanges (-42509-3) by Lauren Brooke ($4.50 each, 9-12). McGrowl adds Every Dog Has His Day ($4.99, -43456-4) by Bob Balaban (9-12). T*Witches continues with Split Decision ($5.50, -49230-0) by R. Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour (9-13). Survival (0-590-87735-6) and Begin Again (-87737-2) by K.A. Applegate join Remnants (9-13).
Alphabet Mystery ($15.95, 0-439-44337-7) by Audrey Wood, illus. by Bruce Wood. The alphabet letters solve a mystery. (3-up)
Yikes!! ($15.95, 0-590-05043-5) by Robert Florczak takes a tour of wild animals' habitats. (3-up)
Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl ($16.95, 0-590-47376-X) by Virginia Hamilton, illus. by James E. Ransome, retells this trickster tale. (4-up)
Cinderella's Dress ($16.95, 0-590-56927-9) by Nancy Willard, illus. by Jane Dyer, relays how Cinderella's dress was made magically just in time for the ball. (4-up)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn ($16.95, 0-439-37644-0; paper $3.99, -37645-9) by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros, Ricky and his robot try to save the solar system. (4-up)
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad, Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets (0-439-37609-0, paper -37610-6) and Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers (-37611-4, paper -37612-2) by Dav Pilkey reveal the further adventures of Harold and George ($16.95 each, paper $4.99, 7-10).
The Mummy's Mother ($15.95, 0-439-32462-9) by Tony Johnston. A boy mummy from ancient Egypt searches for his kidnapped mother in a New York museum. (7-up)
Lighthouse: A Story of Remembrance ($13.95, 0-439-49031-6) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Janet Wilson, is a tale about loss and the healing power of love. (All ages)
Can You See What I See? Dream Machine ($13.95, 0-439-39950-5) by Walter Wick is a sequel to Can You See What I See? (All ages)
Feliz Navidad ($15.95, 0-439-51717-6) by José Feliciano, illus. by David Diaz, illustrates the lyrics to this holiday song. (All ages)
I Am America ($14.95, 0-439-43179-4) by Charles Smith, Jr. Photos and text celebrate the many faces of children in this country. (All ages)
Red Train ($6.99, 0-439-48836-2) by Will Grace, illus. by Ed Vere, teaches colors and counting. (up to 3)
Sweet Dreams: My First Taggies Book ($12.95, 0-439-53771-1) by Kaori Watanabe is a bedtime book. (up to 3)
Little Lamb's Christmas ($7.99, 0-439-52464-4) by Josephine Page, illus. by David Milgrim, is a board book introducing the story of the Nativity. (up to 3)
A Bear for All Seasons ($14.95, 0-439-13079-4) by Monica Stevenson. Photos show teddies in various seasons. (3-5)
Boo! ($5.95, 0-439-38222-X) by Lark Carrier. Leroy the dog uncovers the identities of his trick-or-treating pals. (3-5)
Fall Is for Friends ($12.95, 0-439-40185-2) by Suzy Spafford depicts friends jumping into a pile of leaves. (3-5)
Ho! Ho! Ho! ($5.95, 0-439-38224-6) by Lark Carrier. On Christmas Eve, Leroy searches for his present. (3-5)
My First Spy Kit (0-439-46873-6) by Will Grace and My First Purse (-46879-5) by Liza Baker, both illus. by Scott McBee. Kids use punch-out pieces to catch an evil scientist; and to fill a purse ($9.95 each, 3-5).
Snow Bear ($15.95, 0-439-54426-2) by Piers Harper. When a young bear leaves his den for the first time, he gets lost and must find his way home. (3-5)
I Spy Mystery: A Book of Riddles ($13.95, 0-590-46294-6) by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick. This 10th anniversary edition includes a new birthday riddle. (4-8)
Santa Paws ($16.95, 0-439-32438-6) by Ellen Emerson White, illus. by Robert J. Blake. A homeless mutt searches for someone to love. (4-8)
Care Bears star in Care Bears: ABC (0-439-51804-0) by Duendes Del Sur and Who's Who? Sticker Storybook (-45544-8) by Sonia Sander, illus. by Del Sur ($5.99 each, 1-4). Barney is back in At the Park ($9.99, 1-58668-314-4) by Dena Neusner, illus. by Howard Brower (2-4). Hands on Learning offers Colors and Shapes (0-439-55735-6), First Words (-55736-4), Numbers (-55737-2) and Opposites (-55738-0) ($9.95 each, 2-5). Tonka Town adds Driving Through Tonka Town ($7.99, -48757-9) by J.E. Bright, illus. by Gary LeCoste (2-5); and Letters, Numbers, and Colors in Tonka Town ($8.99, -48764-1) by Ruth Koeppel (3-5).
New to My First Jumbo Book of... are Letters (-44325-3), Things That Go (-52463-6) and Christmas (-52111-4) by James Diaz and Melanie Gerth ($8.99 each, 3-5). The Secret Fairy presents Fairies All Year Long (-44326-1) and Fairy Dress-up Fun (-44327-X), both illus. by Penny Dann ($5.95 each, 3-6). Clifford reappears in Follow That School Bus! ($7.99, -44933-2) by Dena Neusner, illus. by Josie Yee (3-up); Clifford's Touch and Feel Day ($9.99, -44936-7) by Neusner, illus. by Gita Lloyd and Eric Binder (3-up); Don't Wake the Puppies! ($10.95, -44941-3) by Thea Feldman, illus. by Barry Goldberg (3-up); and Clifford's Phonics Box Set # 5 (-40519-X) and #6 (-40520-3) ($12.95 each paper, 4-8). And HipKidHop adds The Mirror and Me ($13.95, 0-439-31386-4) by Common (7-10).
Read to Your Bunny ($7.99, 0-439-54337-1) by Rosemary Wells (all ages); and Five Ugly Monsters ($6.99, -52465-2) by Tedd Arnold (up to 3).
I Spy a Runaway Robot ($3.50, 0-439-44318-0) is a search-and-find book. (3-5)
K Is for Kwanzaa ($5.99, 0-439-56071-3) by Juwanda Ford, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max, is a holiday alphabet book. (3-5)
Apple Fractions ($5.95, 0-439-38901-1) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Rob Bolster, uses apples to teach fractions. (4-8)
Zack at the Dentist ($3.50, 0-439-53776-2) by Jonathan London, illus. by Jack Medoff, tells what transpires when Jack forgets to brush his teeth before visiting the dentist. (4-8)
Clifford's Class Trip ($3.50, 0-439-44931-6) by Norman Bridwell. Clifford is more than a handful on a class trip. (4-8)
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow ($5.95, 0-439-47109-5) by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, offers a spin on a traditional rhyme. (4-8)
I Like Pumpkins ($3.50, 0-439-52110-6) by Jerry Smath introduces a variety of pumpkins. (4-8)
The Best Thing About Valentines ($3.50, 0-439-52109-2) by Eleanor Hudson, illus. by Mary Melcher, is a rhyming holiday tale. (4-8)
Care Bears return in Lucky Day ($3.50, 0-439-45172-8) by Frances Ann Ladd, illus. by Jay Johnson (1-4); Catch the Christmas Spirit! ($4.99, -46023-9) by Katie Tait (1-4); and Busy, Busy Sunny Day! (-53196-9) by Sonia Sander, illus. by David Stein and The Day Nobody Shared (-45157-4) by Nancy Parent, illus. by Johnson ($3.50 each, 3-5). Barney stars in It's Halloween (-52452-0) and Merry Christmas! (-52451-2) ($2.99 each, 2-4); and Barney's Christmas Surprise ($3.50, 1-57064-047-5) by Mark Bernthal (2-4).
Tonka Tough Trucks rolls on with TheDump Truck (0-439-48728-5) by Craig Robert Carey, illus. by Kieron Ward and Bill Alger; The Crane (-48732-3) by Frances Ann Ladd, illus. by Ward; If I Could Drive a Car Hauler (-48725-0) by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Tom Lapadula and Richard Courtney and I'm a Great Big Eighteen Wheeler (-48724-2) by Michael Anthony Steele, illus. by Isidre Mones and Marc Mones ($3.50 each, 2-5). Joining ISpy are I Spy a Circus (-44319-9) and I Spy Pirate Treasure (-45525-1) ($3.50 each, 3-5). And new Big Red Readers are The Big White Ghosts (-41682-5) by Gail Herman, illus. by Ken Edwards; and The Big Itch (-44943-X), by Alison Inches, illus. by Robin Cuddy ($3.99 each, 5-8).
Hanukkah: A Counting Book ($5.99, 0-439-56704-1) by Emily Sper (3-5); Kitty Goes to School ($5.95, -44611-2) by Jerry Smath (4-8); and More Pies ($3.99, -53285-X) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (4-8).
Paperback Series Reprints
Barney reprints Barney's ABC Animals (1-57064-453-5), Barney's Count to 10 (1-58668-249-1) and Barney's Color Train (-250-4) ($3.50 each, 2-4).
Find-a-Saurus ($15.95, 0-439-53162-4) by Mark Sperring, illus. by Alexander Steele-Morgan. Dinosaur-crazy Marty sets out to find one. (3-up)
The Sheep Fairy: When Wishes Have Wings ($15.95, 0-439-53168-3) by Ruth Louise Symes, illus. by David Sim, tells of a sheep who longs to fly. (3-up)
Inkheart ($19.95, 0-439-53164-0) by Cornelia Funke. Meggie's father, a book restorer, reveals a secret: when he reads a book aloud, the characters come to life. (9-12)
Quadehar the Sorcerer ($16.95, 0-439-53643-X) by Erik L'Homme is the first volume of the Book of the Stars trilogy, set in a land ruled by magic and knights. (9-12)
The Divide ($15.95, 0-439-45696-7) by Elizabeth Kay. In Costa Rica, Felix and his friends set out to find a cure for Felix's illness. (9-12)
Me Again! (and Charlie): A Snowy State of Mind ($4.99, 0-439-51270-0) by Becky Stephens and Stephen Jeanes. Is it fair that Charlie gets to go to France while Janet stays at home? (8-12)
Wild West Witches ($4.99, 0-439-54510-2) by Michael Molly concludes the Witches trilogy. (8-12)
Outernet continues with Weaver ($4.99, 0-439-43019-4) by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (8-12).
The Thief Lord ($5.99, 0-439-42089-X) by Cornelia Funke (9-12).
SCHOLASTIC/ SCHOLASTIC EN ESPAÑOL
Titles in Spanish
Clifford y los sondios de los animales (Clifford's Animal Sounds) (0-439-55109-9), Clifford y los opuestos (Clifford's Opposites) (-55110-2), Clifford y la hora del bano (Clifford's Bathtime) (-54567-6) and Clifford y la hora de dormir (Clifford's Bedtime) (-54568-4) by Norman Bridwell ($3.95 each, 3-up).
Ricky Ricotta el poderoso robot (Adventures of Super Diaper Baby) ($4.99, 0-439-55120-X) by Dav Piley (up to 3); Armadillo, el Chismoso (Armadillo Tattletale) (-55119-6) by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Keith Graves; and Las aventuras del superbebé pañal (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #1) (-55117-X) by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros ($3.99 each, up to 3); Clifford, el Cachorrito (Clifford's Puppy Days) ($3.50, -54566-8) by Norman Bridwell (2-5); La Navidad de Clifford (Clifford's Christmas) ($3.50, -19891-7) by Bridwell (3-up); Scooby-Doo! Y la leyenda del vampiro (Scooby-Doo Video Tie-in: The Legend of the Vampire) (-55564-7) and Scooby-Doo y el monstruo de Mexico (Scooby-Doo Video Tie-in: Monster of Mexico) (-55565-5) by Jesse Leon McCann ($3.50 each, 4-8); Clifford: El dia de la tormenta (Big Red Reader: The Stormy Day Rescue) (-55114-5) and Clifford: El dolor de barriga (Big Red Reader: Tummy Trouble) (-55113-7) ($3.99 each, 5-7); Las tres preguntas (Three Questions) ($5.99, -54564-1) by Jon Muth (6-9); and El Capitan Calzoncillos y la furia de la supermujer macroelastica (Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman) ($4.99, -53820-3) by Dav Pilkey (7-10).
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($29.99, 0-439-35806-X; deluxe ed. $60, -35806-X) by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Mary Grandpré, is the highly anticipated fifth novel in this series. (All ages)
Baby Food ($12.95, 0-439-11017-3) by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers. This companion to Dog Food introduces baby animals created with food items. (All ages)
Just Enough and Not Too Much ($16.95, 0-439-37724-2) by Kaethe Zemach. Simon is happy with his simple life, yet wonders if he really has enough. (3-7)
Drat That Fat Cat! ($15.95, 0-439-47195-8) by Pat Thomson, illus. by Ailie Busby, reveals just how much one cat can swallow. (3-7)
The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly ($15.95, 0-439-40186-0) by Luis Sepúlveda, trans. by Margaret Sayers Perden, illus. by Chris Sheban. One of the promises a cat makes to a dying mother seagull is that he'll teach her baby to fly. (8-12)
Millicent Min, Girl Genius ($16.95, 0-439-42519-0) by Lisa Yee. When she meets Emily, Millicent hides the fact that she's a genius, hoping she'll make her first friend. (8-12)
Oh No, It's Robert ($3.99, 0-439-23544-8) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer, introduces a boy determined to win a contest to be named model student. (7-9)
My Dog Cat ($3.99, 0-439-36848-0) by Marty Crisp, illus. by True Kelley. Abbie, a boy with a girl's name, has a pet with an unusual name. (7-10)
Jigsaw Jones adds The Case of the Best Pet Ever ($3.99, 0-439-55995-2) by James Preller (6-9). Launching Ghostville Elementary are Ghost Class (-42437-2) and Ghost Game (-42438-0) by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau ($3.99 each, 7-10). Tall Tails takes off with Wingin' It with the Wright Brothers ($3.99, -29742-7) by Dona Smith (7-10). Abracadabra conjures up Whoa! Amusement Park Gone Wild (-38938-0) and Wow! Blast from the Past (-38939-9) by Peter Lerangis ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Secrets of Droon offers The Coiled Viper (-42080-6) and The Ice Caves of Krog (-56040-3) by Tony Abbott ($3.99 each, 7-10). Get Ready for Gabí continues with Who's That Girl? ($3.99, -47521-X; hardcover $12.95, -51711-1) by Marisa Montes, illus. by Joe Cepeda (7-10). Joining The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids is Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights ($3.99, -55999-5) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones (7-10). Littles First Readers presents The Littles Have a Merry Christmas (-42498-4) and The Littles Do Their Homework (-42497-6), based on books by John Peterson, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($3.99 each, 7-10). Pony Pals issues Ponies on Parade ($3.99, -55988-X) by Jeanne Betancourt (7-10). And Doll Hospital releases Saving Marissa (-40181-X) and Danielle's Dollhouse Wish (-40182-8) by Joan Holub, illus. by Ann Iosa ($3.99 each, 7-11). The Robert series offers Robert and the Attack of the Giant Tarantula ($3.99, -23545-6) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewster (9-12).
Paperback Series Reissue
Jigsaw Jones presents Jigsaw Jones Box Set ($15.95, 0-439-43837-3) by James Preller (6-9).
Alice in Pop-up Wonderland ($19.95, 0-439-41184-X), illus. by J. Otto Seibold. This pop-up version of this classic features excerpts from Lewis Carroll's text. (All ages)
K Is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo ($15.95, 0-439-53126-8) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees, is a rhyming alphabet tale. (3-5)
Quiet! ($15.95, 0-439-54512-9) by Paul Bright, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees. Lion parents don't want the jungle animals to wake up their napping cub. (3-8)
The Runaway Pumpkin ($15.95, 0-439-43974-4) by Kevin Lewis, illus. by S.D. Schindler. A pumpkin bumps and thumps its way through a farm. (4-7)
All Aboard! A True Train Story ($16.95, 0-439-45583-9) by Susan Kuklin takes a train trip through the Rockies. (4-8)
Best Friends ($16.95, 0-439-37252-6) by Charlotte Labaronne. A lonely alligator tries to make a new friend. (4-8)
Stuart Goes to School ($15.95, 0-439-30182-3) by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Martin Matje. Worried about his first day of school, Stuart relies on his magic cape. (6-9)
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880—1924 ($17.95, 0-439-37590-8) by Deborah Hopkinson depicts immigrant life at the turn of last century. (8-12)
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister ($9.95, 0-439-49687-X) by Jenny Nimmo. When Henry travels through time, Charlie must return him to the year 1916. (8-up)
My Thirteenth Winter ($15.95, 0-439-33904-9) by Samantha Abeel offers a memoir about living with dyscalculia. (11-15)
First Person Fiction: Finding My Hat ($16.95, 0-439-43538-2) by John Son. Jin-Han searches for his identity after his family moves to America. (11-15)
Daughter of the Wind ($17.95, 0-439-35224-X) by Michael Cadnum. The teenage daughter of a Norwegian village leader is captured by a group of Danes. (12-up)
Dragon's Halloween (0-439-54847-0) and Dragon's Merry Christmas (-54848-9) by Dav Pilkey ($5.95 each) are holiday tales featuring Dragon. (4-8)
More Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift ($26.95, 0-439-51951-9) by Joanne Larsen Line provides instructions for the final 19 quilts from The Quiltmaker's Gift. (12-up)
Mama Rex & T continues with Stay up Late (0-439-46682-2) and Halloween Knight (-38471-0) by Rachel Vail, illus. by Steve Björkman ($4.99 each, 5-7).
Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($15.95, 0-439-39545-3) by Jim Aylesworth, illus. by Barbara McClintock, offers a new version of this tale. (2-6)
You Are Special, Little One ($16.95, 0-439-39879-7) by Nancy Tafuri. Six baby animals and a child are assured of the many ways in which they are special. (3-7)
One Nighttime Sea: An Ocean Counting Rhyme ($16.95, 0-439-33906-5) by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Steve Jenkins, focuses on ocean nightlife. (3-8)
The Best Class Picture Ever! ($15.95, 0-439-26983-0) by Denis Roche. A class gets a great teacher. (4-7)
Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving ($16.95, 0-439-44388-1) by Greg Tang, illus. by Greg Paprocki, offers math challenges. (5-10)
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth ($17.95, 0-439-32109-3) by Douglas Wood, illus. by Jon J Muth, is a sequel to Old Turtle. (5-up)
A Christmas Gift for Mama ($16.95, 0-590-30725-8) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Jim Burke, retells O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi." (6-9)
Hallelujah Handel ($16.95, 0-439-05850-3) by Douglas Cowling, illus. by Jason Walker, presents a holiday tale conveying the true spirit of giving. (6-10)
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Medieval Castle ($15.95, 0-590-10820-4) by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen. Ms. Frizzle and Arnold slip through a trap door and end up in the Middle Ages. (6-10)
Cowboy Boy ($14.95, 0-439-41681-7) by James Proimos. Ryan is a coward until his grandmother tells him about his long-lost relative who was a cowboy. (7-10)
Max's Logbook ($12.95, 0-439-46660-1) by Marissa Moss. A budding scientist records his experiments and ideas for inventions. (7-10)
Three Nasty Gnarlies ($16.95, 0-439-24090-5) by Keith Graves. Three dump-dwelling creatures view themselves through the eyes of a snooty butterfly. (7-up)
Gregor the Overlander ($16.95, 0-439-28133-4) by Suzanne Collins. Gregor finds himself in the dark Underland, where humans coexist with spiders and other creatures. (8-12)
The Ravenmaster's Secret ($15.95, 0-439-28133-4) by Elvira Woodruff. A young man struggles with ethical questions when a prisoner he has befriended is slated for execution. (8-12)
Birdland ($16.95, 0-439-53590-5) by Tracy Mack. Jed and his friend go in search of Jed's older brother, who left behind many unanswered questions. (12-up)
The Wolving Time ($15.95, 0-439-39555-0) by Patrick Jennings. A family of werewolves faces prejudice and persecution. (12-up)
The Beast ($16.95, 0-439-36841-3) by Walter Dean Myers. After spending the semester at a prep school, Anthony returns to Harlem to find that his girlfriend is addicted to drugs. (14-up)
Ripley's Believe It or Not! issues Special Ed. 2004 ($14.95, 0-439-46553-2, all ages). First Graders from Mars offers Tera, Star Student ($15.95, -26634-3; paper $4.50,
-45219-8) by Shana Corey, illus. by Mark Teague (4-7). All About... releases Sharks (15.95, -48166-5) by Jim Arnosky (4-10). And. Star Wars offers Legacy of the Jedi ($12.95, -53666-2) by Jude Watson (8-up).
Sunny Patch Library by David Kirk reissues Biddle Storybook Boxset ($12.95, 0-439-54318-5, up to 3); Miss Spider Board Book Boxed Set ($5.99, -54317-7, up to 3); Little Miss Spider, Mini Ed. (-54315-0) and Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School, Mini Ed. (-54316-9) ($5.99 each, 4-7).
Talking in the Dark ($6.99, 0-439-49036-7) by Billy Merrell is a memoir in poetry about coming out and exploring love. (12-up)
Crashing ($6.99, 0-439-09012-1) by Chris Wooding. A party Jay throws to celebrate the start of summer turns into a night of growth and realizations. (12-up)
Born Confused ($7.99, 0-439-51011-2) by Tanuja Desai Hidier (12-up).
The White House: An Illustrated History ($19.95, 0-439-42971-4) by Catherine O'Neill Grace, intro. by Laura Bush, celebrates the Presidential residence. (8-up)
We Are Americans: Voice of the Immigrant Experience ($21.95, 0-439-16297-1) by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler traces the immigrant experience in America. (8-up)
Scholastic Book of Outstanding Americans ($19.95, 0-439-28358-2) by Sheila Keenan profiles more than 450 individuals. (9-13)
Scholastic Book of Lists ($8.95, 0-439-41905-0) by James Buckley Jr. and Robert Stremme rounds up trivia and facts. (9-up)
Scholastic Dinosaurs A to Z: The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia ($22.95, 0-439-16591-1) by Don Lessem, illus. by Jan Sovak, contains more than 700 entries. (10-up)
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the U.S. at War, Updated Ed. ($8.95, 0-439-59229-1) by June English includes information about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (9-12)
Gods, Goddess, and Monsters: A Book of World Mythology ($12.95, 0-439-44545-0) by Sheila Keenan is illustrated with art from museums around the world. (9-up)
Extraordinary Rain Forest (0-439-28601-8) and Extraordinary Volcanoes (-28725-1) are new Extraordinary titles ($5.95 each, 7-9). Scholastic Bookfiles adds eight titles, including A Reading Guide to Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (-46329-7), A Reading Guide to Holes by Louis Sachar (-46336-X) and A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (-46364-5) ($4.95 each, 8-14). Scholastic Book of World Records gains 2004 ($9.95, -54250-2, 8-up). Scholastic Guides issues Building Your Vocabulary ($7.95, -28562-3) by Marvin Terban, illus. by Eric Brace (9-up); and Writing Winning Reports and Essays ($7.95, -28718-9: hardcover $16.95, -28717-0) by Paul B. Janeczko (9-14). And Year in Sports adds 2004 ($9.95, -52027-4) by the editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids (9-up).
Somewhere in the Darkness ($5.99, 0-439-52356-7) by Walter Dean Myers (9-up); The Beastly Arms ($5.99, -16590-3) by Patrick Jennings (10-14); and Little Soldier (-28502-X) by Bernard Ashley and How Far Would You Have Gotten if I Hadn't Called You Back? (-58396-9) by Valerie Hobbs ($5.99 each, 12-up).
Minute Mania; People and Places ($7.99, 0-439-51917-9) by Lisa Tefford challenges kids to answer 10 questions before a minute passes. (6-up)
Secret Spy Super Ear ($8.99, 0-439-52484-9) by Jo Hurley, illus. by Marty Baumann, enables kids to listen on the sly. (7-up)
U.S. Stamps: Collect All 50 States ($8.99, 0-439-52072-X) by Raymond Miller is a kit for stamp collectors. (7-up)
Nascar Micro Cars ($6.99, 0-439-55280-X) by Becker & Mayer is a kit that enables kids to piece together 25 racecars. (7-12)
Write Like an Egyptian ($12.99, 0-439-54988-4) offers tips on how to write hieroglyphics. (8-12)
Amazing Baby by Amanda Wood and Fiona Macmillan, illus. by Emma Dodd, introduces Baby Boo (1-59223-081-4) and Twinkle, Twinkle (-076-8) ($5.95 each, up to 1); Clever Color (-074-1), Five Fish! (-075-X), Little, Big! (-072-5), and Round, Square! (-073-3) ($3.95 each, up to 1); and Listen and Play! (-077-6), Look and Play! (-079-2) and Touch and Play! (-078-4) ($15.95 each, up to 1). Let's Start! offers Let's Start New Adventure Box ($16.95, -059-8) by Todd South and Wayne South (1-up). BusyBugz presents Busy Buddy (1-57145-940-5), Silly Spike (-941-3), Whizzy Izzi (-942-1) and Zany Zed (-943-X) by Tagg, illus. by Bolton ($10.95 each, up to 3). BusyBugz Pop-Up Books adds In a Spin ($12.95, 1-59223-084-9) by Christine Tagg, illus. by Bill Bolton (3-5).
Busy Fingers Books include 123 (1-57145-935-9), ABC (-936-7) by Sue Harries, illus. by Claire Chrystall; Shapes (-938-3) and Follow the Line (-937-5) by Janie Hunt, illus. by Chrystall ($10.95 each, 3-5). Snappy Little Pop-Ups welcomes Snappy Little Halloween (-918-9), Snappy Little Monsters (-986-3) and Snappy Little Snowtime (-987-1) by Dugald Steer, illus. by Derek Matthews ($12.95 each, 3-5); and Snappy Little Hugs ($12.95, 1-59223-117-9) by Mathews (3-5). Critter Tales issues Bee Gets a Sweater (1-57145-965-0), Caterpillar's Dream (-966-9) and Follow the Silver Trail (-917-0) by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert ($8.95 each, 3-5). New BusyBugz Stickerbooks are Zed and Izzi (-946-4) and Webb and Mayday (-939-1) by Christine Tagg, illus. by Bill Bolton ($10.95 each, 4-6).
Let's Start! Sticker Books continues with Fun and Games (-952-9) and Trains and Planes (-951-0) by Todd South and Wayne South ($10.95 each, 4-6). Snappy Sticker Fun Books introduces Parrot's Snappy Sticker Book (-945-6) and Tiger's Snappy Sticker Book (-944-8) by Derek Matthews ($10.95, 4-6). Real Science Books gains General Science (-969-3), 5 Senses (-967-7) and Electricity (-968-5) by Chart Studio ($29.95 each, 8-12). Sharks & Predators ($14.95, -972-3) by John Woodward is a new Discovery Plus Book (8-12). Inventor's Handbooks adds Rockets ($16.95, -895-6) by Jon Richards (8-12). And Human Body Lab ($19.95, -896-4) by Richard Walker is a new Science Lab Kit (8-12).