A preschool class prepares for the festival of Sukkot (which this year begins on October 10) in It's Sukkah Time! by Latifa Berry Kropf, photos by Tod Cohen. Aided by their teacher, the children build and decorate a sukkah, then feast within. Included are blessings as well as directions for making a toy-size sukkah from supermarket containers. (Lerner/Kar-Ben, $10.95 24p ages 2-6 ISBN 1-58013-084-4; Sept.)

Eyewitness Buddhism by Philip Wilkinson joins other Eyewitness titles on world faiths. Abundant photos of Buddhist art, artifacts, temples and people amplify brief text introductions to the Life of the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Stupas and Pagodas, and much more. (DK, $15.99 64p ages 8-up ISBN 0-7894-9833-2; Sept.)

Remember Bobby Goldsboro, singing about how God didn't make little green apples if it didn't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime? The pop star is now writing a Bible-based picture book series called The Adventures of Cheze and Quackers, starring a mouse and a duck. Book 1 includes "Noah and the Ark" and "David and Goliath"; Book 2 has "Jonah and the Whale" (the latter played by a bass) and "Daniel and the Lion's Den" (the king of the jungle is cast as an alley cat). (New Canaan [FaithWorks/NBN, dist.], $8.95 paper each 48p ages 4-8 ISBN 1-889658-27-8; -28-6; Sept.)

Christopher Churchmouse, protagonist of a popular Christian series from the late '80s, is back in Christopher and His Friends and Christopher and His Family, both by Barbara Davoll, illus. by Dennis Hockerman. Each volume includes three previously published tales plus two that are new, along with references at the end to relevant passages of scripture. (Tyndale, $14.99 each 128p ages 3-8 ISBN 0-8423-5734-3; -5735-1; Sept.)