Christopher Bear's Anytime Prayers ($8) by Leena Lane and Jacqui Thomas collects prayers. (2-5)

That Blessed Christmas Night ($18) by Dori Choconas, illus. by Deborah Perez-Stable, offers a poem about the first Christmas. (4-9)

Three in One: A Book God ($14) by Lynne Lepley explains the concept of the Trinity. (6-8)

The Bible from Beginning to End ($10) by Derek Williams, illus. by Jacqui Thomas, presents a timeline of biblical history. (9-12)


Mom and Me: A Special Book for You and Your Mom to Fill in Together and Share with Each Other ($16.95) by Diane Barbara and Christine Donnier rounds up activities celebrating the mother-child bond. (All ages)

Bugs Pop-Up: Creepy Crawlers Face to Face ($14.95) by Sally Hewitt, illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, is a pop-up, rhyming introduction to bugs. (3-6)

Animal Tracks: Wild Poems to Read Aloud ($14.95) by Charles Ghigna, illus. by John Speirs, compiles verses about animals. (3-6)

Hello Sunshine, Goodnight Moonlight: Poems to Take You Through the Day ($14.95) by Margaret Wise Brown, Molly Bang, Bobby Katz, Grace Nichols and others, illus. by John Wallace, collects classic and contemporary poetry. (3-6)

The Donkey and the Golden Light ($16.95) by Gill Speirs, illus. by John Speirs, is a tale about Jesus and a humble donkey. (4-8)

Sally Goes to the Vet ($17.95) by Stephen Huneck. After an accident, a black Lab learns that going to the vet needn't be scary. (4-8)

Seurat and La Grande Jatte ($17.95) by Robert Burleigh focuses on this artist's life and on pointillism, the art technique he created. (5-9)

Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists ($24.95) by Tanya Bolden examines the work of artists over 300 years. (10-up)


French Kitty returns in French Kitty in Oui, Oui, Waikiki by Mighty Fine ($12.95, all ages). New Babar titles are Babar: A Gift for Mother and Babar and the Runaway Egg by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff ($9.95 each, 3-6). And Hello Kitty reappears in Hello Kitty's Easter Bonnet Surprise and Hello Kitty's Graduation Day by Jean Hirashima ($12.95 each, 4-8); and Hello Kitty at Work and Play, based on illustrations by Higashi Glaser Design ($13.95, 4-8).

Series Reissues

The Donald series reissues Donald Has a Difficulty and Donald and the... by Peter F. Neumeyer, illus. by Edward Gorey ($12.95 each, all ages). And Babar is back in Babar's Rescue and Babar's Book of Color by Laurent de Brunhoff ($16.95 each, 4-8).


TruckDogs ($16.95) by Graeme Base, as told to him by his dog Molly. An unlikely hero saves the day in a desert world where evolution has taken an unexpected turn. (8-12)

The Golden Hour ($16.95) by Maiya Williams. Strange events occur when a boy and his sister spend the summer in Maine. (9-14)

The Boy Who Couldn't Die ($16.95) by William Sleator. A boy buys his immortality after his best friend dies in a plane crash. (12-17)

ttyl ($15.95) by Lauren Myracle. Relayed in instant messages, this story tells of the friendship among three girls. (13-17)

Paperback Series

Debut Sunscreen titles are Just Us Girls, Sex Explained, My Parents Are Getting Divorced and Feeling Freakish? ($9.95 each, 10-up).



SeriesThe Great Heartlanders adds Sad-Face Clown: Emmett Kelly by J.L. Wilkerson ($9.95, 9-up).



Haven House ($5.99) by Barbara Anne Olds is the story of an 11-year-old girl orphaned in Regency England. (9-up)


Gordon's Got a Snookie ($15.95) by Lisa Shanahan, illus. by Wayne Harris. Zoo animals tease a gorilla about his security blanket. (3-7)


Infamous ($6.95) by Justin D'Ath tells of a boy who plans to draw tourists to his small town. (7-12)

Plotless, Pointless, Pathetic and Hapless, Hopeless, Horrible ($6.95 each) by Joshua Wright are adventure stories about a knight and his horse told with half text, half comic illustrations. (8-12)

The Cockroach War and Brain Scam ($7.95 each) by Jonathan Harlen. In these two stories, Toby attempts to save children from a Correct-a-torrium and declares war on his noisy neighbors. (8-12)

Walking Home with Marie-Claire ($7.95) by Kirsty Murray addresses issues of self-esteem and loyalty set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. (10-14)

Luna-C ($7.95) by Jutta Goetze is a coming-of-age novel about two teenage girls who want to be rock stars. (14-up)

Watch Out for Jamie Joel ($7.95) by Mike Dumbleton addresses a conflict between a rebellious teenage girl and her vice-principal. (14-up)

Paperback Series

The Tashi Series welcomes Tashi and the Royal Tomb by Anna and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gramble ($5.95, 6-10).

The Storymaze Series adds The Minotaur's Maze and The Obelisk of Eeeno by Terry Denton ($6.95, 9-13).


Rising Above the Storm Clouds: What It's Like to Forgive ($14.95, paper $8.95) by Robert Enright, illus. by Kathryn Kunz Finney, introduces seven symbolic images of forgiveness. (4-8)

The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad ($14.95, paper $8.95) by Robert Goldblatt tells of a boy who tries to eliminate all sources of sadness from his life. (4-8)

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents ($14.95, paper $8.95) by Janice Levy, illus. by Whitney Martin. A girl discusses the emotional ups and downs of being separated from her parents and living in a new home. (4-10)

Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies ($14.95, paper $8.95) by Catherine DePino, illus. by Bonnie Matthews. A boy learns 11 tips for discouraging and coping with bullies. (6-12)

ANNICK PRESS (Firefly Books, dist.)

Leo's Tree ($19.95, paper $5.95) by Debora Pearson, illus. by Nora Hilb, is the tale of a boy, his tree and their growth over the years. (2-5)

The Sidewalk Rescue ($19.95, paper $5.95) by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Ruth Ohi, reveals what happens when Josie tumbles inside her own chalk drawing. (4-7)

Why the West Was Wild ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Wayne Swanson. Text, art and photos celebrate the Wild West. (10-up)

Attack of the Killer Video Book: Tips & Tricks for Young Directors ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Mark Shulman and Hazlitt Krog, illus. by Martha Newbigging, offers advice for making home videos. (10-up)

Turn It Loose: The Scientist in Absolutely Everybody ($29.95, paper $14.95) by Diane Swanson, illus. by Warren Clark. This discussion of scientific thinking includes activities. (10-up)

Chandra's Secrets ($19.95, paper $8.95) by Allan Stratton is a novel centering on a teenage girl living amidst the African AIDS pandemic. (14-up)


True Stories from the Edge adds Scams! by Andreas Schroeder ($18.95, paper $7.95, 9-up). And Outwitting the Enemy continues with Hoodwinked: Deception and Resistance by Stephen Shapiro and Tina Forrester, illus. by David Craig ($29.95, paper $14.95, 10-up).


An Ordinary School Day ($6.95) by C.J. Hamilton, illus. by Cindy Revell, is a sticker story book. (5-8)

Paperbacks in Spanish

El traje de nieve de Tomás (Thomas' Snowsuit) by Robert Munsch, trans. by Rigo Aguirre, illus. by Michael Martchenko; and Sopa de niño o El ogro con gripe (Boy Soup or When Giant Caught Cold) by Loris Lesynski, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti ($5.95 each, 4-7).


The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch/Allá en El Rancho Grande ($14.95) by Ethriam Cash Brammer, illus. by D. Nina Cruz. This bilingual tale reveals the value of family stories. (3-7)

Kikirikí/Quiquiriquí ($14.95) by Diane de Anda, illus. by Daniel Lechón, is a bilingual tale about a resourceful rooster and the girls who love him. (3-7)

Isabel Allende: Memories for a Story/Isabel Allende: Recuerdos para un cuento ($14.95) by Raquel Benatar, illus. by Fernando Molinari, is a bilingual book focusing on Allende's childhood. (6-9)


Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys ($9.95) by Xavier Garza. Stories of cucuys and other scary characters are told in the folklore tradition. (11-up)

Paperbacks in Spanish

Viaje a la tierra abuelo ($9.95) by Mario Bencastro tells of a boy living in L.A. and struggling to honor his grandfather's wish to be buried in El Salvador. (11-up)



This Is the Ark That Noah Built ($9.99) by Shirley Neitzel, illus. by Benrei Huang, retells this biblical tale. (4-8)

Tomorrow Begins at Bedtime ($13.99) by Scott Tunseth and Kathy Donlan Tunseth, illus. by Nancy Munger, is a collection of bedtime stories, packaged with a CD. (4-10)

BABY TATTOO BOOKS (SCB Distributors, dist.)

Got Your Nose ($9) by Ragnar. When Borris steals his brother's nose, a chase through the city ensues. (All ages)


Bizarre Bible Stories ($10.99) by Dan Cooley, illus. by Garry Colby, retells little-known biblical tales. (9-12)


The Promised Land Diaries issues Princess Jewell at the Well and The Peaceful Warrior by Tyra Adams ($10.99 each, 8-12).



The Dateable Rules ($10.99) by Justin Lookadoo and Hayley Morgan is a guide intended to give readers insight into God's word and the opposite sex. (13-18)


Secret Seahorse ($14.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton, is a hide-and-seek tale featuring underwater creatures. (4-7)

I Took the Moon for a Walk ($16.99) by Carolyn Curtis, illus. by Alison Jay, recounts a boy's nighttime adventure with the moon. (4-8)

Sand Sister ($16.99) by Amanda White, illus. by Yuyi Morales, tells of the arrival of a new sibling. (4-8)

Little Red Riding Hood ($16.99) by Josephine Evetts-Secker, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli, retells this classic tale. (4-8)

Paperback Reprints

Can You See the Red Balloon by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter; How Big Is a Pig? by Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton; and The House That Jack Built by Diana Mayo ($5.99 each, up to 7); The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Sophie Fatus ($9.99, 3-8); and The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mary Finch, illus. by Roberta Arenson; and What's This? by Caroline Mockford ($6.99 each, 4-8).

Paperback Series

Bear returns in Bear in Sunshine and Bear at Home by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter ($5.99 each, 4-7).


Farm Friends and Jungle Friends ($12.95 each) by Kenny Rettore, illus. by Francesca Ferri, are cloth books introducing animals with textured features. (up to 3)

My Farm ($19.95) by Francesca Ferri is a cloth barn holding stuffed animals, a tractor and mini book. (1-4)

Cheep! Cheep! ($5.95) by Kathryn Smith, illus. by Bill Bolton, is an interactive board book featuring animal sounds. (2-4)

Going Shopping ($16.95) by Francesca Ferri. Readers remove items attached to Velcro tabs and insert them in a cloth shopping bag. (2-5)

Fireman's Safety Hints ($9.95) by Giovanni Caviezel is a board book offering safety tips and first-aid advice. (3-7)

Dinosaur in Danger ($13.95) by Paul Geraghty presents a story about various kinds of dinosaurs. (4-7)

Our Planet Earth (8.95) by Giovanni Caviezel is a globe-shaped book introducing geography and earth science. (8-11)

Life in a Medieval Castle ($8.95) by Michele Pianini is a shaped book describing medieval life. (8-12)

Title in Spanish

Mi propio cuerpo (My Own Human Body) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Cristina Mesturini ($9.95, 3-7).


Mini Movers presents This Little Bunny, This Little Doggy, This Little Fishy and This Little Lamb by R. Powell, illus. by Peter Curry ($3.50 each, 1-4). Funtime Rhymes issues At the Races, On the Farm, To the Rescue and On the Tracks by Ray Bryant ($4.95 each, 2-5). New My Carry-Around Action Books are I Can Skip, Hop, Jump, I Can Waddle, Wriggle, Wave and I Can Woof, Quack, Moo by P. Wingate ($3.95 each, 2-5). Chunky Dinosaurs welcomes Chunky Aurora, Chunky Spike, Chunky Dinah and Chunky Rex, illus. by Emily Bolam ($4.95 each, 2-5). Making Faces offers No! or Yes! and Happy? or Sad? by Richard Powell ($7.95 each, 3-5). And Crazy Racers zooms on with Dashing Daisy, Hasty Hetty, Lazy Larry and Whizzy Woof, illus. by Andrew Keylocke ($4.95 each, 3-5).


Zoo Poo: A First Toilet Training Book ($4.95) by Richard Morgan is a tale introducing toilet training. (2-4)

The Simply SPA-tacular SPA-Time Book ($9.95) by E. Conley and J. Worick rounds up 16 ideas for themed spas. (7-11)

The Big Box of Science Fun ($19.95) by John Clark offers tools and instructions for science experiments. (7-up)

Unfold Your Future ($4.95) by Kimberly Joly, illus. by Paul Middlewick, provides fortune-telling tips. (8-12)

Paperback Series

The Adventures of Beatrice Bailey adds The Witches of Winged-Horse Mountain by Sandra Forrester ($4.95, 10-14).

Paperback Series

Festival Time gains Hope and a New Life! and Lanterns and Firecrackers by Jonny Zucker, illus. by Jan Barger Cohen ($6.95 each, 3-7). And What Is Art? introduces Movies, Music, Painting and Sculpture and Theater by Nuria Roca ($6.95 each, 4-7).

Paperback Series in Spanish

¿Qué es el arte? presents Ciné (Movies), Música (Music), Pintura y escultura (Painting and Sculpture) and Teatro (Theater) by Nuria Roca ($6.95 each, 4-7).


Our Community Garden ($15.95) by Barbara Pollack. Children from various cultures work together to plant and harvest a garden. (All ages)


My World: Young Native Americans Today greets Meet Lydia: A Native Girl from Southeast Alaska by Miranda Belarde-Lewis, illus. by John Harrington ($15.95, all ages).


Finding Courage: History's YoungHeroes and Their Amazing Deeds ($9.95) by J.M. Bedell. Biographies of youngsters who have fought for various causes. (9-up)



Big Stuff issues Giant Earthmovers, Monster Trucks, Big Rigs and Tractors by Robert Gould ($7.95 each, 2-5). And joining Time Soldiers is Arthur by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Eugene Epstein, photos by Robert Gould ($15.95, 4-up).


The Egg ($5.99) by Dick Bruna. When farm animals find an egg, they try to figure out who it belongs to. (2-4)

Farmer John's Seeds ($5.99) by Dick Bruna. Hungry birds eat a farmer's seeds. (2-4)

Miffy Says, "I Love You" ($5.99) by Dick Bruna. Miffy explains why she loves her family and friends. (2-4)

Caleb's Ride on Noah's Ark ($9.99) by Dick Bruna. After 40 days on the ark, a caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly. (3-up)


The Noisy Farm ($15.95) by Marni McGee, illus. by Leonie Shearing. On a farm, only the farmer is quiet. (2-6)

Splash, Joshua, Splash! ($15.95) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max During a day with his grandmother, a boy splashes in puddles and swims in the pool. (2-6)

Grandma's Beach and Grandpa's Surprise ($15.95 each) by Rosalind Beardshaw are tales about special times with a grandparent. (3-7)

Tick-Tock, Drip-Drop! ($16.95) by Nicola Moon, illus. by Eleanor Taylor. When Rabbit starts snoring, will Mole be able to sleep? (4-8)

By Word of Mouse ($16.95) by Kate Spohn. A mouse becomes friends with sisters who use her as a model for their sculptures and paintings. (4-8)

Howler ($15.95) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Neal Layton, tells of the arrival of a new baby—from the perspective of the family dog. (4-8)

Momma's Magical Purse ($15.95) by Paulette Bogan. Will the contents of Momma's purse be of any use when cousin David falls in the lake? (4-8)

Poodlena ($16.95) by E.B. McHenry. A pink poodle discovers the joys of mud. (5-up)

Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler ($15.95) by William Wise, illus. by Patrick Benson, recounts a mouse's adventures in New York City. (7-10)

Mermaid Mary Margaret ($15.95) by Lynn Hazen presents the journal of a girl who longs to be a mermaid. (7-11)

Something's Fishy, Hazel Green ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Odo Hirsch. Hazel solves a mystery involving stolen lobsters. (8-12)

Pictures in the Dark ($16.95) by Patricia McCord is a novel centering on two resourceful girls in an unbalanced family. (10-16)

Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Road Trip ($16.95) by Linda Oatman High. Two friends travel to New York in this novel told in slam poetry. (12-up)

Basilisk ($17.95) by N.M. Browne is a story of greed, power and deception. (12-up)


Yellow Bird, Black Spider ($6.95) by Dosh and Mike Archer centers on a bird with its own distinctive style. (4-8)

Gangsta Rap ($7.95) by Benjamin Zephaniah. After being expelled from school, three friends form a rap group. (14-up)

The Insiders ($8.95) by J. Minter is the story of five guys living in trendy Manhattan neighborhoods. (14-up)

Paperback Reprints

Billywise by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Jason Cockcroft ($6.95, 4-8); Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch ($6.95, 8-12); Amy by Mary Hooper ($6.95, 10-16); Warriors of Alavna by N.M. Browne ($7.95, 10-16); Hunted by Browne and Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah ($7.95 each, 10-up); and Georgie by Malachy Doyle ($6.95, 12-up).

BLUE APPLE BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)

33 Uses for a Dad ($12.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley, celebrates fathers. (All ages)

Simms Taback's Big Book of Words ($12.95) by Simms Taback features objects in a child's world. (9 mos.-3 yrs.)

This Is Passover ($8.95) by Santiago Cohen is a board book focusing on the Passover Seder. (2-5)


Buzzy debuts with Buzzy's Boo-Boo by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam ($9.95, 2-4). And Early Experiences adds Does a Duck Have a Daddy? and Does a Mouse Have a Mommy? by Fred Ehrlich, illus. by Emily Bolam ($10.95 each, 2-5).

Paperback Series

Hey, Irma! welcomes Hey Irma! It's Mother's Day by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Barry Gott ($7.95, 5-8).


Special Times Bible Stories for Toddlers and Special Times Bible Rhymes for Toddlers ($9.97 each) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Susan Reagan, are collections of stories and verse, each accompanied by a read-along CD. (1-3)

The Easterville Miracle ($12.99) by Melody Carlson, illus. by Susan Reagan. This tale of a boy and an elderly man underscores the true meaning of Easter. (4-10)

Ebony and Ivory ($14.99) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Jesse Reisch, is a story about an interracial group of kids who learn the secret of getting along, packaged with a CD. (5-10)


The Bee-man of Orn ($17.99) by Frank R. Stockton, illus. by P.J. Lynch. A beekeeper goes in search of his true identity. (All ages)

I Love You Baby, from Head to Toe ($5.99) by Karen Pandell, illus. by Jane Cowen-Fletcher, is a board book extolling the virtues of babyhood. (6 mos.-2 yrs.)

Maisy's Twinkly Crinkly Fun Book ($10.99) by Lucy Cousins. This touch-and-feel board book features various textures. (1-3)

Duckie's Rainbow ($7.99) by Frances Barry. In this shaped book, Duckie finds her way home. (2-4)

Sparky ($15.99) by Flora McDonnell. Sparky the dog befriends a girl. (2-4)

The Best Picnic Ever ($15.99) by Clare Jarrett describes a summer picnic. (2-5)

Blue Bowl Down: An Appalachian Rhyme ($16.99) by C.M. Millen, illus. by Holly Meade, pays tribute to the bond between mother and child. (2-5)

Guess Who, Baby Duck! ($14.99) by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton. Baby Duck and Grampa view photographs together. (2-5)

How Many Elephants? A Lift-the-Flap Counting Book ($8.99) by Selby Beeler, illus. by Barney Saltzberg, is a humorous counting tale that stars pachyderms. (3-5)

A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose ($14.99) by Yu Rong relays a story about a goose and her friend. (2-5)

Maisy Goes Camping ($12.99) by Lucy Cousins recounts Maisy's camping adventure. (2-5)

Smile, Maisy! ($7.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy takes pictures of her pals in this book with tabs. (2-5)

Ten Sleepy Sheep ($15.99) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Susan Gaber. One by one, sleep drop off to sleep. (2-5)

Maisy Likes Music and Squeak, Squeak, Maisy! ($6.99 each) by Lucy Cousins are shaped board books with noisemakers. (3-5)

Tell Me One Thing, Dad ($15.99) by Tom Pow, illus. by Ian Andrew, celebrates the love parents have for their babies. (3-5)

When the Moon Smiled ($14.99) by Petr Horácek is a bedtime counting tale with die-cut stars. (3-5)

Ahoy, Pirate Pete ($8.99) by Nick Sharratt. Readers design their own pirate tale. (3-6)

Good Dog, Paw! ($15.99) by Chinlun Lee reveals a day in the life of a young canine. (3-6)

Good Night, Harry ($15.99) by Kim Lewis is a bedtime story starring stuffed animal pals. (3-6)

Millie Wants to Play ($15.99) by Janet Pedersen. A calf waits for her farmyard friends to wake up. (3-6)

Our Nest ($15.99) by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Jill McElmurry, spotlights the nests of various creatures. (3-6)

Tiny's Big Adventure ($15.99) by Martin Waddell, illus. by John Lawrence. Accompanied by his sister, a young mouse explores a cornfield for the first time. (3-6)

And Here's to You! ($15.99) by David Elliott, illus. by Randy Cecil, invites children to celebrate the world's diversity. (3-7)

Olly and Me ($15.99) by Shirley Hughes. In poems and anecdotes, a child describes time shared with her baby brother. (3-7)

And the Good Brown Earth ($15.99) by Kathy Henderson. A woman and her grandson observe the cycle of the seasons. (3-up)

Don't Forget to Come Back! ($15.99) by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Harry Bliss, conveys the emotions a child feels when a babysitter arrives and parents go out for the night. (3-up)

Dear Tooth Fairy ($14.99) by Alan Durant, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. This tale of a girl and the Tooth Fairy includes some removable correspondence. (4-7)

From Me to You ($15.99) by Anthony France, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke. An act of friendship brightens a lonely individual—and an entire community. (4-7)

Watch Out! ($15.99) by Jan Fearnley introduces a disaster-prone young mouse. (4-7)

Fairytale News ($15.99) by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins. Familiar fairytales converge in this story. (4-8)

Hot Hot Hot ($15.99) by Neal Layton is a story about two fun-loving mammoths. (4-8)

Love That Baby! ($15.99) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Jennifer Plecas, centers on a newly arrived infant. (4-8)

Tales from the Waterhole ($16.99) by Bob Graham collects five stories starring African plains animals. (4-8)

Half a Pig ($16.99) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Jessica Ahlberg, introduces a man who eats so many sausages he begins to look like one. (5-8)

Tigress ($15.99) by Nick Dowson, illus. by Jane Chapman, focuses on a mother tiger in the wild. (5-8)

Worm Gets a Job ($15.99) by Kathy Caple chronicles Worm's quest to find employment. (5-8)

Frank and Izzy Set Sail ($15.99) by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. Animal friends with divergent interests share a summer adventure. (5-8)

Sidewalk Circus ($15.99) by Paul Fleischman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. This wordless picture book pays tribute to the imagination. (5-9)

Tuff Fluff: The Case of Duckie's Missing Brain ($16.99) by Scott Nash presents a mystery set in a toy-filled attic. (6-9)

Oliver's Game ($15.99) by Matt Tavares is a story about the joy of baseball and the power of dreams. (6-10)

Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle ($15.99) by David Elliott, illus. by Andréa Wesson. A couple's passion for primates leads their daughter on a wild adventure. (7-10)

God and His Creations: Tales from the Old Testament ($15.99) by Marcia Williams retells biblical stories in comic-strip format. (8-12)

Silk Umbrellas ($15.99) by Carolyn Marsden. Set in Thailand, this story tells of a young artist's coming of age. (8-12)

The Tail of Emily Windsnap ($15.99) by Liz Kessler, illus. by Sarah Gibb. A girl who learns she is half mermaid tries to reunite with her father. (8-12)

Dog ($15.99) by Daniel Pennac, trans. by Sarah Adams, illus. by Britta Teckentrup, shares a dog's-eye view of adventure, survival and friendship. (8-up)

Hoop Kings ($14.99) by Charles R. Smith, Jr., compiles poems and photos centering on 12 basketball pros. (8-up)

Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation ($19.99) by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Shane W. Evans, offers a history of African Americans from emancipation to the Civil Rights movement. (9-12)

Snap ($15.99) by Alison McGhee. A girl comes to terms with loss and learns something about lasting ties. (9-12)

Top Secret ($16.99) by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Jenna LaReau, is a guide to making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems and the like. (9-up)

Mable Riley: A Reliable Record of Humdrum, Peril, and Romance ($15.99) by Marthe Jocelyn. At the turn of the last century, a girl keeps a journal sharing her dreams and experiences. (10-up)

The Willoughby Spit Wonder ($15.99) by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. In 1953, a boy whose family is coping with loss dreams of being a superhero. (10-up)

Pagan in Exile ($15.99) by Catherine Jinks, illus. by Peter de Séve. This medieval tale is a sequel to Pagan's Crusade. (12-up)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ($17.99) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Jane Ray, retells this love story. (12-up)

Worlds Afire ($15.99) by Paul B. Janeczko offers a fictional account of the 1944 Hartford circus fire. (12-up)


New Super Sturdy Picture Books are I Love Daddy and I Love Mommy by Lizi Boyd and Pepo and Lolo Are Friends and Pepo and Lolo and the Red Apple by Ana Martín Larrañaga ($8.99 each, 1-3).

Board Book Reprints

Little Baa by Kim Lewis ($6.99, up to 3); Bear Hugs Boxed Set ($15.99, 18 mos.-3 yrs.); and Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes by Judy Hindley, illus. by Brita Granström; and How Kind by Mary Murphy ($6.99 each, 2-5).


Guess How Much I Love You Sweetheart Ed. by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram; Country Animals, Farm Animals, Garden Animals and Pet Animals by Lucy Cousins ($4.66 each, 2-5); Noah's Ark by Cousins ($6.99, 2-5); Happy Birthday Maisy by Cousins ($4.99, 3-up); and Checkmate at Chess City by Piers Harper ($8.99, 6-10).

Paperback Reprints

Webster J. Duck by Martin Waddell, illus. by David Parkins ($6.99, 2-4); Big Book: Walking Through the Jungle by Julie Lacome ($19.99, 2-6); Big Book: Think of an Eel by Karen Wallace, illus. by Mike Bostock ($19.99, 3-up); Just Like You by Jan Fearnley; and So Much by Trish Cooke, illus. by Helen Oxenbury ($6.99 each, 3-6); My Friend Whale by Simon James; and Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jill Barton ($6.99 each, 4-8); Crab Moon by Ruth Horowitz, illus. by Kate Kiesler ($6.99, 6-9); The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle by David Elliott ($5.99, 7-10); Tales from Shakespeare by Marcia Williams ($7.99, 8-12); My Perfect Life by Dyan Sheldon ($5.99, 12-up); The Brimstone Journals and Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge ($6.99 each, 14-up); and Feed by M.T. Anderson ($7.99, 14-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Judy Moody returns in Judy Moody Saves the World! by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($5.99, 6-10).


Razzamadaddy ($14.95) by Linda Walvoord, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa. A boy and his father share a day at the beach. (3-6)

Go-Go Baby! ($14.95) by Roxane Orgill, illus. by Steven Salerno. A busy baby leads her mother and sister on a chase through the city. (3-7)

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! ($16.95) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Buddy bear learns all about seeds. (4-8)

A Tale of Two Dogs ($16.95) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Mike Reed. After two families trade puppies at the pound, they find they miss their original pets. (4-8)

Who's Knocking at the Door? ($16.95) by Carla Stevens, illus. by Lee Chapman. Two robbers, a policeman, a farmer and four animals all knock on the door of an elderly couple. (4-8)

City Dog, Country Dog ($16.95) by Susan Stevens Crummel and Dorothy Donohue, illus. by Donohue, is a tale based on the friendship between Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (4-8)

Stella and the Berry Thief ($16.95) by Jane Mason, illus. by Loek Koopmans. When a bear steals her berries, Stella learns a lesson in sharing. (4-8)

Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk ($16.95) by Susan Pearson, illus. by David Slonim, collects poems exploring the silly side of farm life. (5-9)

Really, Truly Everything's Fine ($15.95) by Linda Leopold Strauss. A girl's life is turned upside-down after her father is indicted in a jewelry-smuggling ring. (8-12)

Summer Secrets ($15.95) by Patricia Hermes. In 1940s Mississippi, a girl deals with racism and her mother's mental illness. (9-14)

Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel ($15.95) by Kathleen Karr is a tale narrated by a Muslim camel in the U.S. Camel Corps in 1856. (10-up)

Paperback Reprints

Young Larry and At the Hotel Larry by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater ($5.95 each, all ages); Rufus and Magic Run Amok by Marilyn Levinson ($5.95, 7-11); and Harley, like a person by Cat Bauer ($5.95, 10-up).


The Living Rain Forest ($17.95, paper $6.95) by Paul Kratter focuses on the rain forest ecosystem. (All ages)

M&M's Brand Count Around the Circle ($7.95) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath is a die-cut board book that aims to teach counting and color-matching skills. (1-6)

Mung-Mung ($9.95) by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Diane Bigda, introduces the sounds made by animals from around the world. (2-7)

Rock-a-bye Baby ($15.95) by Danny Adlerman, illus. by Kim Adlerman. Three-dimensional art illustrates this version of a familiar song. (2-7)

The Beetle Alphabet Book ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrzycki, focuses on various types of beetles. (3-8)

Frog in a Bog ($15.95, paper $6.95) by John Himmelman examines a bog's plant and animal life. (3-8)

Candy Shop ($15.95) by Jan Wahl, illus. by Nicole Wong. A boy reacts to an act of prejudice he witnesses at his favorite store. (4-9)

Celebrations/Celebraciones ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Nancy María Grande Tabor is a bilingual book illuminating holidays in the U.S. and Mexico. (4-9)

To Be an Artist ($15.95) by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko. Photos and text reveal how children around the world express themselves through art. (4-9)

The Heroic Symphony ($19.95) by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel. Although he is going deaf, Beethoven is determined to write a great symphony. (5-10)

Florida ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Sandra Friend, illus. by Laura Francesca Filippucci, describes this state's environment, history and popular attractions. (6-10)

The Harmonica ($15.95) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Ron Mazellan. The harmonica given to him by his father helps a Polish boy survive Nazi brutality. (6-11)

Feathered Dinosaurs of China ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Gregory Wenzel spotlights recently discovered species of dinosaurs that may have been ancestors to today's birds. (7-12)

Paperback Series

Animal Close-Ups welcomes The Tiger by Stéphanie Ledu-Frattini; and revised editions of The Cheetah by Christine and Michel Denis-Huot; and The Dolphin by Renée Lebloas-Julienne and The Whale by Valérie Tracqui ($6.95 each, 6-11).

Paperback Reprints

Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by David Biedrzycki ($6.95, all ages); How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?, retold and illus. by Iza Trapani, words and music by Bob Merrill ($6.95, 2-7); Paper Lanterns by Stefan Czernecki ($6.95, 3-8); and Don't Say Ain't by Irene Smalls, illus. by Colin Bootman ($6.95, 5-10).


Paperback Series

Winning Sports for Girls adds Winning Gymnastics for Girls by David Porter and Winning Lacrosse for Girls by Becky Swissler ($16.95 each, 11-18).



Rivers in American Lives and Times debuts with Colorado River, Mississippi River, Missouri River and Ohio River by Tim McNeese; Columbia River by Tom Lashnits; and Hudson River by Daniel Harmon ($22.95 each, paper $13.95, 11-17). Women Explorers starts up with Annie Montague Alexander by Louise Chipley Slavicek, Gertrude Bell and Mary Kingsley by Heather Lehr Wagner, Alexandra David-Neel by Earl Rice, Jr., Sylvia Earle by Susan Tyler Hitchcock and Sue Hendrickson by Ann Gaines ($22.95 each, 11-17). Launching Women in Politics are Madeleine Albright by Kerry Acker, Benazir Bhutto by Mercedes Padrino, Hillary Rodham Clinton by Heather Lehr Wagner, Elizabeth Dole by Dale Anderson, Queen Noor by Susan Muaddi Darraj and Nancy Pelosi by Hal Marcovitz ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 11-17).

Modern World Nations adds seven titles, including Bosnia and Herzegovina by Douglas Phillips, Taiwan by Christopher Salter and Uzbekistan by Thomas McCray ($24.94 each, 11-17). Arbitrary Borders: Political Boundaries in World History begins with The Division of the Middle East: The Treaty of Sevres by Heather Lehr Wagner, The Iron Curtain: The Cold War in Europe by Bruce Brager, The Mason-Dixon Line by John Davenport and Vietnam: The 17th Parallel by Robert Cottrell ($26.95 each, 12-17).

Defeating Terrorism/Developing Dreams Beyond 9/11 and the Iraq War issues Culture Clash/Media Demons, Trade Towers/War Clouds, Making War/Making Peace and In the Shadow of War, ed. by Arthur Shostak ($22.95 each, 12-17). Religions of the World debuts with Christianity by Ann Marie Bahr, Confucianism by Rodney Taylor, Hinduism by James Robinson, Islam by Masoud Kheirabadi and Judaism by Kenneth Atkinson ($26.95 each, paper $9.95, 12-17). Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers launches with Mary Baker Eddy by Rachel Koestler-Grack, Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) by Richard Worth, Mohandas Gandhi by Anne Todd, Martin Luther and Thomas Merton by Samuel Willard Crompton and Aimee Semple McPherson by Sylvia Anne Sheafer ($22.95 each, 12-17). Point/Counterpoint issues five new titles, among them Affirmative Action by Alan Marzilli and Rights of Students by David Hudson, Jr. ($25.95 each, 12-17).

Great Writers, ed. by Harold Bloom, starts up with Sylvia Plath, Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Barbara Kingsolver, J.R.R. Tolkien and Kurt Vonnegut ($28 each, 12-up). Joining Bloom's BioCritiques, ed. by Bloom, are Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Eudora Welty and Virginia Woolf ($25.95 each, 12-up). Bloom's Guides, ed. by Bloom, has five additions, including The Crucible and Ragtime ($22.95 each, 12-up). Bloom's Major Poets, ed. by Bloom, adds six books, among them Marianne Moore, Allen Tate and Christina Rosetti ($22.95 each, 12-up). Bloom's Major Literary Characters, ed. by Bloom, issues Huck Finn, Hester Prynne, Nick Adams and Frankenstein ($31.95 each, 14-up). And Bloom's Period Studies, ed. by Bloom, continues with Greek Drama, The Italian Renaissance, The Eighteenth Century Novel and American Naturalism ($37.95 each, 14-up).



A First Look at Art debuts with Creatures, Families, Places and Portraits by Ruth Thomson ($14.95 each, 8-10). American Indian Art and Culture presents The Cherokee and The Navajo by Rennay Craals, The Pueblo by Christa Bedry, The Ojibwa and The Iroquois by Michelle Lomberg and The Sioux by Anna Koopmans ($16.95 each, 8-10). The Solar System includes 12 titles by Robin Birch, one devoted to each planet along with Sun, Moon and Stars ($14.95 each, 8-10). And launching Ecosystems are Deserts, Grasslands, Oceans, Rain Forests, Temperate Forests and Wetlands ($14.95 each, 8-10).

(Independent Publishers Group, dist.)


Deserts: An Activity Guide for Ages 6-9 ($14.95) by Nancy Castaldo rounds up projects that introduce the desert environment. (6-9)

Mexico & Central America: A Fiesta of Cultures, Crafts, and Activities for Ages 8-12 ($14.95) by Mary C. Turck is a multicultural activity book. (8-12)

CHILD & FAMILY PRESS (National Book Network, dist.)

Pocket Full of Kisses ($16.95) by Audrey Penn, illus. by Barbara Leonard Gibson, is a sequel to The Kissing Hand. (4-8)


Can You Hear Me Smiling? A Child Grieves a Sister ($9.95) by Aariane Jackson, illus. by Leigh Lawhon. The nine-year-old author tells of losing her older sister. (6-12)

A Look in the Mirror: Freeing Yourself from the Body Image Blues ($14.95) by Valerie Rainon McManus is a workbook that aims to help teenage girls build a positive self image. (12-up)

Taking the Plunge: A Teen's Guide to Independence ($12.95) by Laura Purdie Salas offers advice on building an independent life. (14-up)


A Shelter in Our Car ($16.95) by Monica Gunning, illus. by Elaine Pedlar. Living in their car, Zettie and her mother share memories of home and dreams for the future. (6-up)

Cooper's Lesson ($16.95) by Sun Yung Shin, illus. by Kim Cogan, is a bilingual tale centering on a Korean-American boy. (6-up)

Paperback Reprints

The Barber's Cutting Edge by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert, illus. by Raymond Holbert; and Going Back Home by Toyomi Igus, illus. by Michele Wood ($7.95 each, 6-up).


Paperback Series

New to My First Reader are Ballerina Girl, Bunny, Bunny, Duck, Duck, Goose!, I'm a Princess, I'm Not Scared, My Trucks and The Tooth Fairy by Kirsten Hall, Boats, Boats, Boats by Joanna Ruane, Dog and Cat by Paul Fehlner, Good Night, Little Kitten by Nancy Christensen, I Am King!, The Kite, Sleep-over Mouse, Surprise! and Where Is Jake? by Mary Packard; Little Bear and Monsters! by Diane Namm, My House by Patricia Jenson and Who Says? by Kirsten Hall and Jessica Flaxman ($3.95 each, 5-6). A to Z issues 10 titles, including Brazil, China, Israel and Russia by Justine and Ron Fontes ($6.95 each, 7-9).

Joining True Tales are Ancient World by Katherine Gleason, Ancient Masterminds and Polar Adventures by Catherine Nichols, Animal Rescuers, Caring Animals and Space by Rosanna Hansen, Deep Sea Adventures by Kirsten Hall, Natural Disasters by Madeline Boskey, Rare Animals by Linda Casterline and Talented Animals by Mary Packard ($4.95 each, 7-9). Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists greets Camille Pissarro, Grandma Moses and James McNeill Whistler by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). And Great Jobs lands Auto Mechanic by Aileen Weintraub, Construction Worker by Rachel O'Connor, Electrician by David Overcamp, Home Health Aide by Ingela Waugh and Plumber by Katherine Frew ($6.95 each, 9-12).

THE CHILDREN'S PRESS (Dufour Editions, dist.)


The Return of the Big Bad Wolf ($8.95) by Liam Farrell, illus. by Terry Myler. After the trial of the Big Bad Wolf collapses, the Three Little Pigs announce they will help him. (7-9)

Shannon Harps: Something New ($8.95) by Peter Regan, illus. by Terry Myler. Set in Ireland, this novel centers on a boy's Gaelic football team. (8-12)


Animal Lullabies ($14.99, $7.99 paper) by Mandy Ross, illus. by Krisztina Kallai Nagy. Baby animals go to bed as their parents sing to them. (2-5)

What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? ($9.99) illus. by Annie Kubler . Follow the Wolf's through the hours of the day with a finger puppet. (3-6)



Carousel adds Caillou, Time for a Bath and Caillou, Time for Bed by Christine L'Heureux, illus. by Carole Lambert ($5.95 each, 9 mos.-up).

Paperback Series

New to Confetti is Caillou, Happy Valentine's Day! by Johanne Mercier, illus. by Tipéo ($5.95, 2-up). And Clubhouse welcomes Caillou: My Imaginary Friend by Sarah Margaret Johanson and Caillou: The Circus Parade by Marion Johnson, adapted by Eric Sévigny ($2.95 each, 3-up).


Oopsie! Ouchie! by Adair Lara and Mama's Home! by Paul Vos Benkowski, both illus. by Jennifer Herbert, ($5.95 each) are board books offering reassurance to toddlers. (up to 2)

Big Trucks and Diggers Touch-and-Feel ($9.95) are textured tales featuring these vehicles. (up to 4)

Magic Picture Books: Wake Up and Time for Bed ($5.95 each) by Sue King, are board books with lenticular screens. (up to 4)

Doors ($15.95) by Roxie Munro. This lift-the-flap book ushers children through doors of all kinds. (2-6)

Snug as a Bug ($13.95) by Michael Elsohn Ross, illus. by Sylvia Long, celebrates bedtime rituals. (2-6)

Wake Up, City and Goodnight, Country ($13.95 each) by Susan Verlander. These tales focus on busy city mornings; and quiet country evenings. (2-6)

Big Noisy Trucks and Diggers Demolition ($12.95) features five buttons that reveal the sounds of a demolition site. (2-6)

Let's Go! A Nick Jr. Travel Deck ($8.95) rounds up activities for young travelers. (2-7)

Not So True Stories and Unreasonable Rhymes ($15.95) by Carin Berger presents poems illustrated with cut-paper art. (4-up)

Puss in Boots/El gato con botas, adapted by Francesc Boada, illus. by José Luis Merino; and Thumbelina/Pulgarcita, adapted by Caterina Valrui, illus. by Max ($13.95 each), are bilingual retellings of these classics. (4-8)

One Is a Drummer ($14.95) by Roseanne Thong, illus. by Grace Lin, is a counting book featuring Asian objects. (4-8)

Emily and Albert ($15.95) by Jan Ormerod, illus. by David Slonim, collects five tales about two pals. (4-8)

Election Connection: The Official Nickelodeon Guide to Electing the President ($7.95) offers election info and activities. (7-up)

Hit the Road: A Nickelodeon Travel Deck ($8.95) are cards outlining activities for traveling kids. (8-up)

Board Book Reprint

A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated Ed. by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by Cooper Edens ($6.95, up to 4).

Paperback Reprint

The Eyes of Gray Wolf by Jonathan London, illus. by Jon Van Zyle ($6.95, 4-8).


What Am I? Music! and Who Am I? Sports! ($7.95 each) by Alain Crozon are lift-the-flap riddle books. (2-4)

The Cat's Vacation ($15.95) by Irène Schoch. What does a cat do when its owners go on vacation? (3-6)

The Louvre in Close-Up ($19.95) by Claire d'Harcourt. This follow-up to Art Up Close examines the Louvre's masterpieces. (5-up)

Winged Migration: The Junior Ed. ($19.95) by Guillaume Poyet and Stephane Durand. A companion to the film, this volume features 15 tales of bird migration and a CD. (8-up)


Pyramids & Mummies and Space Travelers ($3.95 each) by Seymour Simon focus on ancient Egypt; and space travel. (7-9)

The Kid Who Named Pluto ($15.95) by Marc McCutcheon, illus. by Jon Cannell, tells of nine youngsters who made key contributions to science. (9-14)

Paperback Reprint

PeeWee & Plush by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Patience Brewster ($3.95, 7-10).

Paperback Reissue

Pin the Tail on the Donkey: And Other Party Games by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by Alan Tiegreen ($6.95, 5-8).


Selavi, a Haitian Story of Hope ($16.95) by Youme relates the true story of a boy who finds himself alone on the streets of Haiti. (5-up)

Ghost Fever/Mal de fantasma ($13.95) by Joe Hayes. In this bilingual tale, a demanding ghost haunts a teenage girl. (9-14)

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood ($16.95) by Benjamin Alire Saenz is a novel set in the barrio of Hollywood in 1969. (13-17)

Paperback Reprints

Cada Niño/Every Child: A Bilingual Songbook for Kids by Tish Hinojosa, illus. by Lucia Angela Perez ($9.95, 4-up); and

Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Gaspar Enriquez ($8.95, 9-15).


The Fourth of July Mice! ($13) by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Doug Cushman. These rodent revelers celebrate Independence Day. (3-6)

The King Is Naked! ($14) by Bruno Gilbert reveals what happens when the king of beasts takes off his fur coat on a hot day. (3-6)

Zee Is Not Scared ($15) by Michel Gay. When he isn't allowed to watch a scary movie, Zee dresses up as a ghost. (3-6)

Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes ($16) by Neil Philip, illus. by Claire Henley, compiles 18 poems celebrating meals. (3-6)

Dinah! A Cat Adventure ($14) by Kae Nishimura recounts a cat's adventure in the outside world. (3-6)

Someone Bigger ($16) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Adrian Reynolds. Is Sam old enough and big enough to fly a kite? (4-7)

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue ($15) by Karen English, illus. by Javaka Steptoe. Two friends eventually forget about the fight they had. (5-8)

The Train to Glasgow ($16) by Wilma Horsbrugh, illus. by Paul Cox. Chickens get loose on a train. (4-8)

The Firekeeper's Son ($16) by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Julie Downing. In 19th-century Korea, a boy takes over the task of lighting the evening fire after his father injures his ankle. (5-8)

The Perfect Clubhouse ($15) by Daniel Mahoney. When four friends decide to build a clubhouse, each has a different idea about what it should be like. (5-8)

The Foot-Stomping Adventures of Clementine Sweet ($15) by Kitty Griffin and Kathy Combs, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka, tells what happens when Clementine's family forgets her birthday. (4-8)

My Mountain Song ($16) by Shutta Crum, illus. by Ted Rand. A girl creates a song after squabbling with her cousin on their great-grandparents' Kentucky farm. (5-8)

Zoo School ($15) by Laurie Miller Hornik, illus. by Debbie Tilley, exposes the fishy goings-on at the Zoo School. (7-10)

A Couple of April Fools ($16) by Gregory Maguire, illus. by Elaine Clayton. Students search for their missing teacher. (8-12)

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights ($18) by Russell Freedman chronicles the career and civil-rights work of this singer. (9-12)

Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s ($15) by Michael Cooper chronicles the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl disaster. (9-14)

Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale ($15) by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel. In feudal Japan, a boy develops into a ninja warrior. (10-14)

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy ($15) by Gary D. Schmidt. Set in 1912 Maine, this is the story of a boy who works to save an island inhabited by black families. (11-up)

John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise ($20) by Marc Aronson is a sequel to Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado. (12-up)

Board Book Reprints in Spanish

Gorilita (Little Gorilla) by Ruth Bornstein ($4.95, up to 2); and Fiesta para 10 (Feast for 10) by Cathryn Falwell ($4.95, up to 3).

Paperback Reprints

Five Little Kittens by Nancy Jewell, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles ($4.95, 2-6); What's the Matter, Habibi? by Betsy Lewin ($4.95, 3-8); Ducky by Eve Bunting, illus. by David Wisniewski ($4.95, 4-7); The Booford Summer by Susan Mathias Smith, illus. by Andrew Glass ($4.95, 8-11); Gone A-Whaling by Jim Murphy ($8.95, 9-up); and John Steinbeck by Catherine Reef ($8.95, 10-up).

THE COLLINS PRESS (Dufour Editions, dist.)

Ice Man: The Remarkable Adventures of Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean ($13.95) by Michael Smith, illus. by Annie Brady, recounts the exploits of this Irish sailor. (8-12)


Jesus Is with Me and Tell Me the Easter Story ($4.99 each) by Joni Walker are board books describing the presence of Jesus in a child's life; and the story of Easter. (2-up)

Journey to Easter ($9.99) by Carolyn Bergt, illus. by Anton Petrov, is an Easter counting tale. (4-7)

The Good That I Should: Romans 7 for Kids ($9.99) by Gwyn Borcherding, illus. by Vincent Nguyen, focuses on this biblical passage. (5-up)

Follow Me: Peter's Easter Story ($12.99) by Erik Rottmann, illus. by Fiona King, reveals how God's grace was extended to this apostle. (7-up)

Paperback Series

Arch Books adds Peter's Easter Story and Get Up, Lazarus ($1.99 each, 5-9).


Baby Bible ABC ($11.99) by Robin Currie is an alphabet book featuring Bible words. (up to 3)

Emily's Bracelet ($14.99) by Kandilyn Martin and Frank Martin. Each bead on Emily's bracelet represents a step in her journey toward Jesus. (8-up)

Paperback Series

Rocket Readers zooms on with Fun and Games, Time's Up, Faithful Friends and Trust and Obey by Mary McNeil and Heather Gemmen ($8.99 each, 4-6); Jesus Loves Me and God and You by McNeil and Gemmen ($8.99 each, 6-7); God Will Help and Great Acts of God by Peggy Wilber and Marianne Herring ($8.99 each, 7-8); Why Did Jesus Do That? and Why Did Jesus Say That? by Wilbur ($4.99 each, 8-9). Time Stone Travelers offers Rescue in the Mayan Jungle and Mystery in the Medieval Castle by Karla Warkentin ($7.99 each, 8-12). And Secret Journals of the Bible adds Born to Bloom and In Search of a Promised Land by Bonnie Bruno ($7.99 each, 8-12).


Paperback Series

Flying Foxes issues Slow Magic by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by John Kelly; Digging for Dinosaurs by Judy Waite, illus. by Garry Parsons; Only Tadpoles Have Tails by Jane Clarke, illus. by Jane Gray; Sherman Swaps Shells by Clarke, illus. by Ant Parker; That's Not Right! by Alan Durant, illus. by Katharine McEwen; and The Magic Backpack by Julia Jarman, illus. by Adriano Gon ($4.95 each, 5-7). The Life Cycle adds six titles, including The Life Cycle of a Beetle and The Life Cycle of a Flower by Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman and The Life Cycle of a Sea Horse by Kalman ($6.95 each, 6-12).

Among the six new Pet Care titles are Kittens by Niki Walker and Kalman, Puppies by Rebecca Sjonger and Kalman and Guinea Pigs by Kalman and Kelley MacAulay ($8.95 each, 6-12).

Joining Earth's Endangered Animals are Endangered Tigers, Endangered Monk Seals, Endangered Rhinoceroses and Endangered Sea Turtles by Kalman ($6.95 each, 6-12). Extreme Sports—No Limits! presents Extreme Motocross, Extreme Climbing and Extreme Sports by Kalman and John Crossingham and Extreme Snowboarding by Kalman and Kelley MacAulay ($6.95 each, 6-14). The Medieval World serves up Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages, Children and Games in the Middle Ages, Medieval Towns, Trade and Travel and Clothing in the Middle Ages by Lynne Elliott ($8.95 each, 7-14). Rocks, Minerals, and Resources mines six new books, including Coal by Ron Edwards and Adrianna Edwards, Gold by Edwards and James Gladstone and Minerals by Jenna Dunlop ($9.95 each, 7-14). Among the six new Disaster Alert! titles are Volcano Alert! by Paul Challen, Earthquake Alert! by Shilpa Mehta-Jones and Wildfire Alert! by Lynn Peppas, ($8.95 each, 7-14). And Lands, Peoples & Cultures continues with six titles, including England the Land by Erinn Banting and Cuba the People by Susan Hughes and April Fast ($7.95 each, 7-14).


Pigs Can Fly! ($15.95) by Debbi Chocolate, illus. by Leslie Tryon, is a story starring Harriet the Pig. (6-9)

In a Word: 750 Words and Their Origins ($17.95) by Rosalie Baker, illus. by Tom Lopes, explains how specific words developed over time. (9-14)

Double-Dare to Be Scared ($15.95) by Robert San Souci, illus. by David Ouimet. This sequel to Dare to Be Scared compiles 13 tales. (10-14)

Tai Chi Morning ($15.95) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Ed Young, rounds up poems about China. (10-14)


Robert returns in Robert Takes a Stand by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer ($15.95, 6-9).


Kokopelli and Pies from the Skies ($15.95) by Larry Gonick presents an illustrated novel. (10-14)

Heading Home ($15.95) by Rick Telander stars the young hero of String Music. (12-up)

I Believe In... Christian, Jewish and Muslim Teenagers Speak About Their Faiths ($18.95) by Pearl Fuyo Gaskins. Young people discuss the beliefs that unite and divide us. (14-up)


Graven Images by Paul Fleischman ($9.95, 14-up).


Hymns For a Kid's Heart ($19.99) by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada, illus. by Sergio Martinez, is the second volume which helps teach children classic hymns. Packaged with a CD. (All ages)

A Hat for Ivan ($15.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by David Wenzel. In Ivan's village, everyone wears a hat to show what they love the most. (4-8)

Paperback Series

Young American Patriots adds Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty and Will Northaway and the Fight for Freedom by Susan Olasky ($5.99 each, 8-12).


Tell Me the Secrets ($16.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by Ron DiCianni (6-12).

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