Abrams tunes up for Jungle Drums by Graeme Base, about the smallest warthog in Africa; Under the Sun by Arthur Dorros, a wilderness survival story about a teenage boy fleeing his wartorn home; The Dog Who Sang at the Opera by Marshall Izen and Jim West, illus. by Erika Oller, based on a true incident; Little House Little Town by Scott Beck, a picture book; and Maritcha: Life of a Free Black Girl by Tonya Bolden, the true story of a middle-class black girl living in the north.


Baker Books toes the line for Adeline and Adeline's Porcupine by Bobby Strickland, illus. by Kathryn Rathke, in which a precocious girl learns more about God's presence in her world.


Barefoot jetés into fall with The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Ballet by Jane Yolen, illus. by Rebecca Guay, an anthology; My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Baron Baptiste's Yoga for Kids by Baron Baptiste, an introductory title about this practice; Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Yvonne Gilbert, a new retelling; and Creepy Crawly Calypso by Debbie Harter, a counting book with a calypso beat.


Bloomsbury straps on its tool belt for Hard Hat Area by Susan L. Roth, a look at the process of building a skyscraper as seen by a girl apprentice ironworker; The Day the Dog Dressed Like Dad by Tom Amico, illus. by James Proimos; Whispering to Witches by Anna Dale, a debut fantasy novel; Pulling Princes by Tyne O'Connell, in which a teen boy from L.A. attends an all-girls boarding school in Britain; and Where Is Coco Going? by Sloane Tanen, in which Coco the chicken travels to Grandma's via various modes of transportation.


Candlewick waddles into fall with My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by H.B. Lewis, a Christmas picture book; Vegan, Virgin, Valentine by Carolyn Mackler, a YA novel starring control-freak teen Mara Valentine; Yellow Submarine, a picture book adaptation of the Beatles' movie of the same name; You're All My Favorites by the Guess How Much I Love You team of Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram; and A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, illus. by Chris Raschka, a revisiting of this holiday tale.


Marshall Canvendish goes for a black belt with Karate Hour by Carol Nevius Jones, illus. by Bill Thomson, set in a karate school; Takedown by Joyce Sweeney, about young wrestling fans taken hostage by a pizza deliveryman; Me and Billy by Jim Collier, in which two orphans set out in search of gold in the Old West; Basho and the River Stones by Tim Myers, illus. by Oki Hahn, about a trickster fox and the poet who teaches him a lesson; and Valentine Express by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, featuring two industrious bunnies.


Charlesbridge puts on its cape and mask for Super Sam by Lori Ries, illus. by Sue Ramá, a picture book about a kid who can fly; Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber, illus. by Leslie Evans, gives tips on how to identify autumn leaves; Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello is an instruction guide for beginning artists; Pig by Jules Older, illus. by Lyn Severance, in which readers are introduced to various breeds of pigs; and Who Is Bigger? Who Is Smaller by Caroline Arnold, a concept book with touch-and-feel elements.


Chicago Review Press launches into fall with The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onager, English Trebuchets and More Ancient Artillery by William Gurstelle; Mark Twain for Kids: His Life and Times by R. Kent Rasmussen, a look at the author and the era in which he lived; and American Folk Art for Kids by Richard Panchyk, features art history and hands-on projects.


Children's Book Press serves up cake and ice cream for A Birthday in the Barrio/Un cumpleaños en el barrio by Mayra Dole, illus. by Tonel, in which a girl's friends hope to throw her a quinceañera, or 15th birthday party; and Featherless/Desplumado by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Ernesto Cuevas Jr., about a physically challenged boy who has trouble accepting his new, unusual pet.


Chronicle has the recipe for a fun fall with Stir, Squirt, Sizzle: A Nickelodeon Cookbook, a guide to the kitchen; 1, 2, I Love You by Alice Schertle, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully, inspired by the nursery rhyme "1, 2, Buckle My Shoe"; Monsters Party All Night Long by Adam Lane, which features 3-D illustrations of creepy creatures having a good time; Papa, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavallee, a companion to Mama, Do You Love Me?; and Snowman in Paradise by Michael Roberts, in which a snowman takes a tropical vacation.


Seuil gets a running start on the season with Santa's Great Reindeer Chase by Vincent Bourgeau, in which readers slide Santa from page to page; and ABC by Francesco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais, a lift-the-flap emphasizing letter shapes.


SeaStar makes a wish on Star Light, Star Bright, a poetry anthology; The Tempest, an introduction to the Bard; Well at the End of the World by Robert San Souci, illus. by Rebecca Walsh, in which Princess Rosamond must complete a quest to save her father's life; Fillmore and Geary Take Off! by Mark Shulman, illus. by Phillip Fickling, about a boy who builds a pet dog with help from a robot; and The Alchemist's Cat by Robin Jarvis, the newest novel in the Deptford Mice fantasy series.


Clarion heads into the laboratory with Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith, about a discouraging science project; The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn; Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek by Eileen Christelow, in which these favorite characters make a change from jumping on the bed; One Mitten by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Maggie Smith, about a girl who finds ways to use just one mitten; and Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Ho Baek Lee, which describes the preparation of a traditional Korean dish.


Concordia celebrates the season with A Tree for Christmas by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Dominic Catalano, which traces the symbolism of the tree throughout Jesus' life; and Baby in a Manger by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Nicole Wong, a rhyming picture book about the Nativity.


Darby Creek starts its engines with Indy 500 by Nancy Roe-Pimm, a look at this classic auto race; A Horse for Mandy by Lurlene McDaniel, in which Mandy must learn to balance friendship and pet ownership; and Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of theSea Venture by Gail Karwoski, which relates an account of a 1609 shipwreck near Bermuda.


Dial roars into fall with Lionboy: The Chase by Zizou Corder, a sequel to Lionboy; Even More Parts by Tedd Arnold, a follow-up to Parts; Bird by Angela Johnson, a novel about a runaway girl who has a healing effect on a small southern town; I Saw Your Face by Kwame Dawes, illus. by Tom Feelings, a tribute to the people of African descent; and The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck, a novel set at the beginning of the 20th century.


Disney Press gets to the bottom of things with My Side of the Story: The Little Mermaid by Daphne Skinner and My Side of the Story: Sleeping Beauty by Kiki Thorpe, in which two favorite princesses turn their traditional tales upside down; Disney Classic Cartoon Tales, stories in a design that combines comic strips and blocks of prose; Disney 365 Bedtime Stories, featuring characters from more than 40 Disney animated films; and Disney A Very Merry Scrapbook by Sharee Hopler, a holiday memory book.


Disney Editions makes like Santa's elves with FamilyFun Holiday Gift Workshop Kit, a collection of ideas for creating homemade gifts; FamilyFun Fun Family Night Kit, which includes materials for crafts and activities; and Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, in which an orphan boy and his friend must out-sail some pirates.


Volo brews up a cauldron of fall titles with World of W.I.T.C.H., a spin-off of the middle-grade W.I.T.C.H. series; Take a Hike by Arthur Yorinks, which joins the Maurice Sendak's Seven Little Monsters series; Runaway Zombies by Paul Martin and Manu Boisteau, new to the Monster Manor series; On the Case by Laura Dower, latest in the From the Files of Madison Finn series; and Sons of the Dark by Lynne Ewing, a companion to Ewing's Daughters of the Moon books.


Dutton soars into the season with Charlie's Raven by Jean Craighead George, about a boy's bond with a mischievous raven; Niccolini's Lullaby by Chuck Wilcoxen, illus. by Mark Buehner, in which a railroad watchman sings trains to sleep; The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson, an adventure novel set in turn-of-the-century Vienna; Piratica by Tanith Lee, a pirate romp; and The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman, in which an unremarkable boy fights to get noticed.


Eerdmans rises and shines for Mississippi Morning by Ruth Vander Zee, illus. by Floyd Cooper, a picture book about racial tensions, set in the 1930s; Abby's Chairs by Barbara Santucci, illus. by Debrah Santini, in which Abby tries to find a place for her old chairs in her new home; Song of Creation by Paul Goble, an adaptation of The Book of Common Prayer; Music for the End of Time by Jen Bryant, illus. by Beth Peck, the story of Olivier Messiaen's writing of "Quartet for the End of Time" while imprisoned in a Nazi camp; and Now It Is Winter by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Mary De Palma, in which a mouse points out the joys of this season to her children.


Enchanted Lion lowers the drawbridge for Castles by Meredith Hooper, illus. by Stephen Biesty, the story behind 10 real castles from around the world; and Zoo Album by Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay, illus. by Karen Lloyd-Diviny, featuring behind-the-scenes tales about 12 zoo animals.


FSG wags its tail for Widget and the Puppy by Lyn Rossiter McFarland, illus. by Jim McFarland, in which Widget the dog tries to care for a stray puppy; Buttermilk Hill by Ruth White, about a girl adjusting to life after her parents' divorce; The Flight of a Dove by Alexandra Day, in which an autistic child begins to improve after she sees a dove fly over her preschool; The Friend by Sarah Stewart, illus. by David Small, focusing on a girl who finds meaningful companionship with her guardian and housekeeper; and The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath, about the problems faced by an unusual family.


Frances Foster Books lays the reading ground rules with No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling by James Stevenson, starring Mr. Frimdimpny, a crocodile lacking a sense of fun; A Country Schoolhouse by Lynne Barasch, in which a grandfather shares stories of the small school he attended in the 1940s; Brother Hood by Janet McDonald, about an academically gifted teenage boy from Harlem who attends an elite boarding school; Letting Go of Bobby James by Valerie Hobbs, about an abandoned teenage bride who strives to make a better life for herself; and September Roses by Jeanette Winter, inspired by the actions of two sisters from South Africa who were in New York City on September 11, 2001, for a flower show.


Melanie Kroupa Books flips the switch for Henry's Amazing Machine by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker, in which Henry finds a purpose for the machine he's built; Escape from Saigon: A Vietnam War Orphan Becomes an American Boy by Andrea Warren, the true account of a boy's journey from his homeland to a new home in Ohio; Hello, Snow! by Hope Vestergaard, illus. by Nadine Westcott, in which a child discovers the delights of a snowy day; The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose, an exploration of extinction and loss of species, following the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker; and This Is the Baby by Candace Fleming, illus. by Maggie Smith, a cumulative rhyme.


R&S Books straps on its helmet for A Crash Course for Molly by Eva Eriksson, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, in which Molly has a bumpy time learning to ride her bike and Good Night, Alfie Atkins; and Very Tricky, Alfie Atkins by Gunilla Bergstrom, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, about the adventures of an energetic boy named Alfie.


F&W heads to the sky for The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis.


Flashlight takes a bite out of fall with

Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman, illus. by Sheila Bailey, in which Carla’s sandwich creations invite ribbing from her classmates and

The Only One Club by Jane Kaplan Naliboff, illus. by Jeff Hopkins, a picture book that celebrates children’s individuality.


Frances Lincoln joins the chorus for

Hark the Herald Angel Sing, illustrated with paintings from the National Gallery in London;

Made in China by Deborah Nash, which presents a riddle that must be solved;

Lord of the Forest by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Jackie Morris, in which little Tiger experiences the forest for the first time; and

The Moon in Swampland by M.P. Robertson, in which mischievous bogles try to capture travelers.


Front Street makes a break for it with The Big House by Carolyn Coman, illus. by Rob Shepperson, about a brother and sister and their adventures in freeing themselves and their parents from prison; Fortune's Bones by Marilyn Nelson and Pamela Espeland, a mix of poetry and documentary detailing a skeleton on exhibit at a Connecticut museum; Fair Monaco by Brock Cole, in which children teach their fearful, city-dwelling grandmother to loosen up and enjoy her life; and MVP* by Douglas Evans, illus. by John Shelley, a middle-grade novel about a high-stakes scavenger hunt.


Grosset & Dunlap rides the rails with The Little Engine That Could: Here She Comes! by Amanda Glassman, based on the original story by Watty Piper, illus. by Cristina Ong; Read with Dick and Jane, a collection of the beginning-to-read stories, Strawberry Shortcake: Meet Blueberry Muffin, a story of friendship; The Wiggles: Let's Spend the Day at the Zoo; and Stinky Boys Club #1: Enough Is Enough! by Jodi Carse and Maria Gallagher, illus. by Brie Spangler, in which Sam devises a plan to distance his pesky twin sister.


Groundwood asks "how much?" for Doggie in the Window by Elaine Arsenault, illus. by Fanny, about a pet store pooch eager for some attention; Stella, Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay, in which Sam and Stella explore the night sky; Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel, retold from the Bible by Celia Barker Lottridge, illus. by Gary Clement; After Sylvia by Alan Cumyn, the sequel to The Secret Life of Owen Skye; and Red Land, Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution by Ange Zhang, an autobiographical account.


Harcourt hatches a fall list with Hunwick's Egg by Mem Fox, illus. by Pamela Lofts, in which Hunwick decides to raise a mysterious egg that appears outside his burrow; Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail by Colleen Salley, illus. by Janet Stevens, a take on possum history; Olive, My Love by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh, in which Olive from Olive, the Other Reindeer falls in love; Pinduli by Janell Cannon, a story of self-acceptance starring a young hyena; and Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin, a YA fantasy set in a world where everyone has a magical, dangerous gift.


Gulliver plays hide-and-seek with Where Is Bear? by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev, starring a bear who's particularly good at hiding; Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World by Howard Norman, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon; Sleeping Cutie by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney, in which a toy is the only solution to Cutie's bedtime problem; and What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile by Judy Sierra, illus. by Doug Cushman, about a crocodile trying to round up a group of pesky monkeys.


Red Wagon puckers up for Noisy Kisses by Barney Saltzberg, a lift-the-flap guessing game.


HarperCollins minds its p's and q's with Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids by Cindy Post Senning, illus. by Steve Bjorkman; Millions by Frank Cornell Boyce, in which two boys find a huge sum of cash and have a limited time to spend it; Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town by Steven Kellogg, a new version of the holiday favorite; Teen Idol by Meg Cabot, in which a high school's anonymous advice columnist is asked to chaperone a movie actor and heartthrob; and Baby Bat's Lullaby by Jacquelyn Mitchard, illus. by Julia Noonan, about a mother bat and her baby enjoying precious time together.


The Julie Andrews Collection decks the halls with The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan, illus. by Laurel Long, a novel introducing Santa's daughter; and The Little Grey Men by BB, a Carnegie Medal— winning book available once again.


Avon charges out of the stable with Heartbreak Bronco and Rain Dance by Terri Farley, two additions to the Phantom Stallion series; Mia Tells it Like It Is: The Princess Diaries I and II by Meg Cabot, the first two Princess Diary books reprinted in one volume; Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison, a reprint volume containing Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God; and the reprint of Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine.


Joanna Cotler Books prepares for tricks and treats with The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson, starring the Herdman crew from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell, which explores a child developing self-control; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker, the sequel to Abarat; More Perfect Than the Moon by Patricia MacLachlan, the fourth novel following the characters from Sarah, Plain and Tall; and My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark by George Shannon by Kate McMullan, a fictional journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition as recorded by its youngest member.


Eos slays the season with The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman, a father-son fantasy adventure; Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve, second in the Hungry Cities trilogy; A Sterkarm Kiss by Susan Price, sequel to The Sterkarm Handshake; and The Book of Magic #6: Reckonings by Carla Jablonski, based on Neil Gaiman's graphic novel series.


Harper Festival blasts off with Astro Boy, a new series set in a world where humans and robots don't always get along; Biscuit by Alyssa Stain Capucilli, a board book starring the yellow puppy; Wild Witches Ball by Jack Prelutsky, a counting book featuring a group of ghoulish girls; and the launch of the My Little Pony line of books.


Laura Geringer Books follows a straight trajectory to fall with Arrowville by Geefwee Boedoe, a comedy of errors; and Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illus. by Fumi Kosaka, a description of the layers of clothing kids wear on snowy days.


Greenwillow has a ticket to ride for The Train of States by Peter Sís, in which a 50-car train—with each car representing one state—rolls by the windows of a schoolhouse; Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan, a debut middle-grade novel about a girl with big plans; A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence, a thrilller; If Not for the Cat by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Ted Rand, a collection of animal haikus; and The Little Gentleman by Philippa Pearce, illus. by Tom Pohrt, a coming-of-age novel.


Katherine Tegen Books catches big air with Snowboard Twist by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor, an Outdoor Adventure starring Axel and his dog Grits; Superhero Christmas by Stan Lee, illus. by Tim Jessell, in which a superhero family rescues Santa; A Firefly in a Fir Tree by Hilary Knight, a sweet rendition of the "Twelve Days of Christmas"; Comedy Girl by Ellen Shreiber, about a shy girl who blossoms as a stand-up comic; and Annie, Between the States by Laura Elliott, a historical novel set during the Civil War.


Tempest gets in step with The Alison Rules by Catherine Clark, a teen novel about friendship, love and loss, and reprints of Please Don't Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope, True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks, Inside Out by Terry Trueman and Flight of the Raven by Stephanie Tolan.


Trophy goes to the head of the class with My Weird School #3: Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! by Dan Gutman, in which the new school librarian dresses up as various historical figures; Santa Comes to Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Renee Graef, an unabridged chapter from Little House on the Prairie, repackaged as a picture book; plus reprints of The Traitor by Laurence Yep, Dream Bearer by Walter Dean Myers and The Secret Knowledge of Grownups: The Second File by David Wisniewski.


Henry Holt is looking for a trophy with Dog Show by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Mark Ulriksen, a picture book about dogs; T Is for Terrible by Peter McCarty,is a picture book in which a dinosaur tries to figure out why he's so terrible; Mozart Finds a Melody by Stephen Costanza focuses on this composer and his beloved pet; Heir of Mystery by Philip Ardagh, illus. by David Roberts, continues the Unlikely Exploits series; and The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale is a novel about the true meaning of home.


Holiday House pulls the sword from the stone with Merlin and the Making of a King, retold by Margaret Hodges, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman; Thanksgiving Is by Gail Gibbons, a nonfiction picture book; Voices of Harlem by Walter Dean Myers, a collection of first-person poems by young adults; and Asleep in the Stable by Will Hillenbrand, a Christmas picture book.


Houghton Mifflin rocks the vote with Madam President: The Incredible, True, and Evolving Story of Women in Politics by Catherine Thimmesh, illus. by Douglas Jones; Henry Works by D.B. Johnson, a look at Henry the bear's daily life at Walden; Solar System (working title) by Steven Jenkins, an illustrated trip through the solar system; The Best Shorts: Short Stories for Middle Grade Readers by Avi, guest editor Katherine Paterson and guest illustrator Chris Raschka, which launches a new series; and The Polar Express Deluxe Movie Storybook by Chris Van Allsburg, a tie-in to the motion picture.


Walter Lorraine Books oinks it up with Pigaroons by Arthur Geisert, in which the River Patrollers try to prevent an annual prank played by the Pigaroons; Country Girl, City Girl by Lisa Jahn-Claugh, a debut novel focusing on the friendship between girls from two very different backgrounds; Scribble by Richard Jennings, in which a boy copes with the loss of his best friend; Hurty Feelings by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, in which Fragility tries to overcome her over- sensitivity; and Nature in the Neighborhood by Gordon Morrison, a stroll through the seasons with naturalist Morrison.


Graphia's lips are sealed with I Can't Tell You by Hillary Frank, author of Better than Running at Night; and reprints of Not as Crazy as I Seem by George Harrar and Story for a Black Night by Clayton Bess.


Hyperion pays homage with Saint Francis of Assisi: The Happiest Man in the World by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a picture-book biography; The Great Secret by Avi, a novel set in medieval England; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems, in which a girl loses her favorite stuffed animal; The Illmoor Chronicle: The Ratastrophe Catastrophe by David Lee Stone, a fantastical adventure loosely based on the Pied Piper; and John's Secret Dreams by Doreen Rappaport, the story of late Beatle John Lennon.


Michael di Capua Books doles out the compliments with Terrific by Jon Agee, in which Eugene sarcastically muses on his usually rotten luck.


Jump at the Sun goes beneath the surface with Skin Again by bell hooks, illus. by Chris Raschka; African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa's Royal Women by Joyce Hansen, illus. by Laurie McGaw, featuring profiles of six queens and princesses; Jump at the Sun Story-Time Classics: Holiday Classics, illus. by Rex Perry, an anthology that launches a series; Santa's Kwanzaa by Garen Eileen Thomas, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max, in which a boy makes turkey handprints; and Shanna's Lost Shoe by Jean Marzollo, new to the Shanna's First Readers series.


Miramax plays visionary with Golem's Eye: Book Two of the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, a sequel to The Amulet of Samarkand; The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik, in which a boy discovers a parallel universe in his window; and Buried Fire and Leap by Jonathan Stroud, two original paperback fantasy thrillers.


Illumination Arts is outnumbered by Too Many Murkles by Heidi Charissa Schmidt, illus. by Mary Gregg Byrne, in which Juliana shows her fellow villagers how to view challenges from a new perspective; and Little Ruth Reddingford by Hank Wesselman, illus. by Raquel Abreu, a contemporary telling of this tale.


Inspire spells it out with My Name Starts with K and My Name Starts with B, both by Larry Hayes, illus. by Airlie Anderson, in which "k" and "b" words are illustrated.


Piggy Toes Press flits into fall with Fairy School, illus. by Benrei Huant, a glittery pop-up; Trick or Treat!, illus. by Jeannie Winston, a Halloween shape-sorting and counting title; On Top of Spaghetti, illus. by Gene Barretta, which includes a sing-along sound chip; I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Claudia Rueda, featuring pull-tabs and pop-ups; and Ten Christmas Lights by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Jo Parry, a counting book with built-in lights.


Jewish Publication Society celebrates the season with The Kids' Catalog of Hanukkah by David Adler, which includes holiday traditions, history and activities; and Sages and Fools: Ten Tales from the Talmud by Phyllis Gershator.


Kane hits the campaign trail with Pete for President by Daisy Alberto, illus. by Blanche Sims, in which two best friends run for the same class office; Whatcha Got? by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Amy Wummer, about a girl who searches her house for antiques to be appraised on a TV show; My Brother, the Knight by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Jerry Smath, in which Jared challenges his brother to live for one week like a 13th-century knight; and No Money? No Problem! by Lori Haskins, illus. by John Nez, about a girl's desire to obtain a hot new video game.


Kar-Ben puts on its galoshes for Noah and the Ziz by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn, in which Ziz helps Noah gather the animals before the flood; Sammy Spider's First Sukkot by Sylvia Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn, where readers learn about this Jewish harvest festival; Apples and Pomegranates by Rahel Musleah, illus. by Judy Jarrett, tells of a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah; Grandpa and Me on Tu B'Shevat by Marji Gold-Vukson, illus. by Leslie Evans, a rhyming tale; and Let's Visit Israel by Judye Groner, illus. by Cheryl Nathan, a board book highlighting the many ways to tour Israel.


Kids Can goes ape for Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards, a collection of idioms; Mr. Maxwell's Mouse by Frank Asch, illus. by Devin Asch, a cat-and-mouse story; Tree of Life by Rochelle Strauss, illus. by Margot Thompson, which explains how each leaf on the tree represents a different species; Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch, a new edition of the nonsense poem; and The Mob by Clem Martini, the first book in a trilogy featuring a murder of crows.


Kidwick trumpets its fall list with Ellington the Elephant by Eric Drachman, illus. by James Muscarello, about an elephant who discovers a talent for playing jazz music; and It's Me! by Eric Drachman, illus. by Isabelle Decencière, in which a girl plays dress-up.


Kingfisher saddles up for The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford; My Christmas Stocking, a scratch-and-sniff board book; Kingfisher Knowledge: Spies by Clive Gifford, a look at espionage and intelligence; and revised editions of The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia and The Kingfisher Children's Encyclopedia.


Lectorum weighs in with 95 libras de esperanza (95 Pounds of Hope) by Anna Gavalda, trans. by Isabel González-Garllarza; Pato para Presidente (Duck for President) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, trans. by Alberto Jiménez Rioja; and El flamboyán amarillo by Georgina Lázaro, illus. by Lulu Delacre.


Lee & Low shines up an apple for My Teacher Can Teach... Anyone! by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Felipe Galindo, an ABC of occupations; Skywalker by Connie Kirk, illus. by Christy Hale, in which a Mohawk boy learns of his father's job as a steelworker building skyscrapers; Rattlesnake Mesa by Ednah Weber, illus. by Richela Renkun, about the author's experience at an Indian boarding school; Restoration of the Everglades by Trish Marx, photographs by Cindy Karp, an essay about the restoration of this habitat; and Destiny's Gift by Natasha Tarpley, illus. by Adjoa Burrowes, an African-American girl's memories of time spent in her local bookstore.


Lerner visits the White House with Andrew Johnson by Kate Havelin, a biography of the 17th president; U.S. Counterstrike: American Counterterrorism by Samuel Katz, a look at the tools to anticipate, prevent and respond to terrorist attacks; and White-Tailed Deer by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, which describes the habits and habitat of these animals.


Carolrhoda heads over the river and through the woods for When You Visit Grandma and Grandpa by Anne Bowen, illus. by Tomek Bogacki, in which a girl explains to her new baby brother what a visit to the grandparents is like; Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes by Barbara Knutson, a retelling of a folktale; Think Big by Nancy Carlson, about a short boy who learns the power of positive thinking; Santa's Secrets Revealed: All Your Questions Answered About Santa's Super Sleigh, His Flying Reindeer and Other Wonders by James Solheim, illus. by Barry Gott; and Back to School, Mallory by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz, in which a girl begins attending a new school.


LernerSports makes a slam dunk with Yao Ming by Jeff Savage, a biography of the center for the NBA Houston Rockets; Kevin Garnett by Jeffrey Zuehlke, a biography of the Minnesota Timberwolves forward; and Barry Bonds by Ross Bernstein, a biography of this pro baseball star.


Little, Brown picks bachelor number one with The Dating Game by Natalie Standiford, first in a YA series in which three teens work on a school project about relationships; Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens by Robert Kiyosaki with Sharon Lechter, a teen version of the popular financial guide; You're Not My Real Mother by Molly Friedrich, illus. by Christy Hale, a picture book about an adoptive child's experiences; Toot & Puddle: The New Friend by Holly Hobbie, which introduces Opal's new friend Daphne; and Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Nathaniel Hobbie, illus. by Jocelyn Hobbie, an adventure starring a girl who loves the color pink.


Megan Tingley Books greets the season with Hello, Hello by Dan Zanes, illus. by Donald Saaf, an adaptation of a children's song by musician Zanes; The Peace Book by Todd Parr, a picture book aiming to answer the question "What is peace?"; New Baby Train by Woody Guthrie, illus. by Marla Frazee, a picture-book version of a Guthrie song; and Secret of Castle Cant by K.P. Bath, a middle-grade novel about intrigue and revolution at a baron's castle.


Warner Faith makes a splash with Jonah and the Whale by Jean Marzollo, a new version of the Bible story.


It's in the cards for Llewelyn with Maria Shaw's Tarot Kit for Teens by Maria Shaw, which includes a tarot deck; Oh No! UFO! by Linda Joy Singleton, the first title in a series about a girl's adventures involving the supernatural; Don't Die, Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton, a debut book in a paranormal mystery series for teens; Fractured Reflections by Dotti Enderle, a middle-grade mystery with elements of paranormal magic; and L.O.S.T. by Debbie Federici, a fantasy novel about teens fighting evil forces.


Moon Mountain stands at attention for The Black Regiment by Linda Crotta Brennan, illus. by Cheryl Kirk Noll, a history of the first organized African-American fighting force in the New World; and Hamlet on Stage by Brian Lies, in which Hamlet the pig and pals stage a production of Romeo and Juliet.


Tommy Nelson carries a handkerchief for Boogers Are Blessings by Michael McDermott, a counting book that emphasizes God's blessings; Merry Creature Christmas by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Gene Barretta, in which the animals honor the birth of Jesus; Jingle Cats by Michael McDermott, a silly Christmas carol; Shaoey & Dot: Bug Meets Bundle by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, illus. by Jim Chapman, a tale of overseas adoption; and Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends: Twelve Bugs of Christmas by Max Lucado, a new twist on a favorite holiday song.


Peace Hill Press looks back in history as it continues a series with four titles, all illustrated by Jed Mickle: Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer? The Story of Johannes Gutenberg by Robert Beckham; Who in the World Was the Unready King? The Story of Ethelred by Connie Clark; Who in the World Was the Unexpected Empress? The Story of Theodora by Robin Phillips; and Who in the World Was the Forgotten Explorer? The Story of Amerigo Vespucci by Lorene Lambert.


Firebird is in tune with reprints of Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman, A Coalition of Lions by Elizabeth Wein, Wolf Wing by Tanith Lee, Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman; and House of Stairs by William Sleator.


Speak gets a hall pass for reprints of The New Rules of High School by Blake Nelson, Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going, The Kings Are Already Here by Garret Freymann-Weyr, Buddha Boy by Kathy Koja, and Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris.


Razorbill gets lost in The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, in which two best girlfriends fall in love with each other; So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld, in which a teen becomes involved in a conspiracy to bring down our consumer culture; WatchingAliceBook One: Break the Surface by Daniel Parker and Lee Miller, in which a teenage boy's girlfriend disappears; The Big Empty: Book One by J.B. Stephens, first in a series that takes place in a futuristic U.S.; and Flirtology: 100 Ways to Release Your Inner Flirt by Anita Naik.


Penguin takes wing with The Falcon's Malteser by Anthony Horowitz, first in the Diamond Brothers Mysteries tongue-in-cheek adventures; Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques, the 17th installment of Redwall; The Tree of Avalon by T.A. Barron, which kicks off a trilogy about a boy with an amazing power; Travel Team by Mike Lupica, about a rag-tag team of 12-year-old basketball players; and You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George, first in a series of presidential biographies.


Pippin Press offers a yet-untitled account of unsolved mysteries in the art world by Dana Freedman; and a collection of Russian folktales by Bonnie Marshall.


Price Stern Sloan turns on the night light for The Kid with Too Many Nightmares by Harland Williams, a rhyming book with two surprise gatefolds; Santa by Salina Yoon, a pull-slide holiday book; Penelope Pretends: The Nutracker by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Lucinda McQueen, a lift-the-flap title starring an imaginative elephant,.Guinness Book of World Records Mad Libs; and Snack Attack! Mad Libs Junior, both by Roger Price and Leonard Stern.


Puffin puts the wheels in motion with reprints of Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson, Lionboy by Zizou Corder, This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge, The Waterhole by Graeme Base, and The Real Slam Dunk by Charisse Richardson.


Putnam takes cover with The Umbrella by Jan Brett, a picture book set in the rain forest; Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner by Tomie dePaola, in which readers meet Santa's extended family; Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First by Paula Danziger, illus. by G. Brian Karas, a picture book about dealing with a new sibling; No Time Like Show Time by Michael Hoeye, the third book starring Hermux Tantamoq; and Eddie: Harold's Little Brother by Ed Koch and Pat Koch Thaler, inspired by childhood memories of former New York City mayor Ed Koch.


Random House holds court with Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce, sequel to Trickster's Choice; Magic Tree House #32: Winter of the Ice Wizard by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca, inspired by Arthurian legend and Norse myth; the Maya's World series by Maya Angelou, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, featuring stories of girls from different nations; and Phonics First Steps Boxed Sets: Step into Reading, a leveled program emphasizing phonetic reading skills.


Bantam goes undercover for Vanishing Act by Sean Gerace, Skin Deep by Cathy Hapka, and Shadowed by Lizzie Skurnick, three original prequel novels based on the TV show Alias.


Delacorte goes a-haunting with Mostly Ghostly #1: Who Let the Ghosts Out? by R.L. Stine, first in a shivery series; The Lady Grace Mysteries #1: Assassin by Lady Grace Cavendish, a middle-grade historical series set in the court of Elizabeth I; Lucy Rose: The Thing About Me by Katy Kelly, the views of a quirky third-grader; Girl 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb, in which Jess Jordan surprisingly lands the boy of her dreams; and Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami, a middle-grade novel introducing a trio of hip South Asian sisters.


Dragonfly sounds the alarm with reprints of Firemouse by Nina Barbaresi, Switch on the Night by Ray Bradbury, Baghead by Jarret Krosoczka, Me & My Senses by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Annette Cable and It Was You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark.


Laurel-Leaf gets behind the wheel with fall reprints of Driver's Ed by Caroline Cooney; The Glass Café by Gary Paulsen; Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton; Journey of Hope by Lurlene McDaniel, the companion novels Angel of Mercy and Angel of Hope bound in one volume; and In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong.


Yearling fluffs its pillows for reprints of The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed by Bruce Coville, The Ghosts of Rathburn Park by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Tadpole by Ruth White, There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar and How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen.


Disney rubs its magic lamp for Aladdin, illus. by Disney Storybook Artists, a read-aloud storybook; Walt Disney's Classic Little Golden Book Library, a boxed set of six books that include original artwork from the 1940s; What If..? by Christopher Nicholas, illus. by Francesco Legramandi, a collection of Disney stories with silly twists; Tales of Magic by Mary Wilson and Frank Berrios, a set of carry-along board books; and The Incredibles: The Movie Storybook, a tie-in to the forthcoming Disney/Pixar feature film.


Doubleday hums along with Tio Jose and the Singing Trees by David Gonzalez, illus. by Stacey Schuett, in which a boy discovers a connection between his uncle and his musical interests; A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound by John Irving, illus. by Tatjana Hauptmann, about a boy frightened by an unfamiliar night noise; and Merry Christmas to You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark, the latest tale starring Lily and Blue Kangaroo.


David Fickling Books is filled to the brim with The Cup of the World by John Dickinson, a fantasy set in medieval times; Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles #1 and Stormchasers: The Edge Chronicles #2 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first books in a series about young Twig, who lives among the Woodtrolls in the Deepwoods; and Bing: Bed Time and Bing: Something for Daddy by Ted Dewan, picture books featuring Bing Bunny.


Golden has an appointment to heal boo-boos with Doctor Dan the Bandage Man by Helen Gaspard, illus. by Corinne Malvern, a reissue of a popular 1950s Little Golden Book that comes with Band-Aids; A Little Golden Book Collection: Sleepytime Tales, first in a new line of treasuries; Dan Yaccarino's Mother Goose, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, a newly illustrated collection of nursery rhymes; The Eloise Wilkin Treasury: Her Best-Loved Golden Books, illus. by Eloise Wilkin, a deluxe jacketed volume; and Richard Scarry's Best Rainy Day Book Ever by Richard Scarry, a classic activity book with new cover art.


Knopf pages through the season with Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown, in which the bookmobile takes a wrong turn and ends up at the zoo; The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon, an adaptation of the tale about slaves who flew to freedom; The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon, a memoir by a man who set himself on fire when he was a teen; Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta, a novel in which a 16-year-old girl adjusts to an all-boys school that is accepting girls for the first time; and The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan, a novel in blank verse featuring stories of high school.


Wendy Lamb Books stitches together a fall list with A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff, in which a girl leaves Germany to join her uncle's family in Brooklyn; How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, about a girl whose life changes when war breaks out in England; Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis, in which a boy and his best friend plan to break away from their tough circumstances; Molly McGinty Has aReally Good Day by Gary Paulsen, in which a girl's life becomes a slapstick nightmare; and The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick, a tale of magic set in the 18th century.


Reader's Digest stands tall with The Acorn and the Oak Tree, about the journey from seed to tree; SpongeBob SquarePants Bikini Bottom Games, activities starring this Nickelodeon cartoon character; Disney Princess: How to Be a Princess, a guide packaged with a crown, mirror and wand; Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper, based on the Mark Twain tale; and Disney-Pixar Amazing Adventures Movie Theater Storybook and Movie Projector, featuring popular Pixar characters and a projector with disks.


Rising Moon introduces itself with My Name Is Gabriela (Mi nombre es Gabriela) by Monica Brown, a story told in two languages; and The Treasure of Ghostwood Gully: A Southwest Mystery by Marcia Vaughn, illus. by Will Terry, which brings readers on a treasure hunt.


Roaring Brook consults its paint swatches for Bananas Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, a die-cut book about color; Asha and Clara by Eric Rohmann, about a girl and her imaginary friend; Four Sides, Eight Nights: A New Spin on Hanukkah by Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi, illus. by Susanna Natti, which includes history, jokes and facts about the holiday; Big Baby by Ross MacDonald, a tale of sibling rivalry; and Playing in Traffic by Gail Giles, in which a tattooed "goth girl" singles out Matt, a high school "nobody."


Running Press spells it out with Word World: Bear and the Pizza Tree and Word World: Frog's Big Adventure by Jacqui Moody Luther, two books in which the Word World characters literally are shaped like words; Teeth, Tails and Tentacles by Christopher Wormell, an animal counting book; Bruce Blitz Ultimate Cartooning Kit by Bruce Blitz, which contains an instruction book and art supplies; and See-Through Reptiles by John Malam, featuring four acetate overlays.


Scholastic goes gumshoe with Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation by Mark Teague, in which canine Ike LaRue solves a mystery; Goodnight My Angel: A Lullabye by Billy Joel, illus. by Yvonne Gilbert, a book-and-CD ode to the parent-child bond; Here Today by Ann M. Martin, in which a girl deals with her troubled mother; Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, a first novel that contains mysteries, puzzles and two kids at the heart of an international art scandal; and The Jacaranda Zoo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, a novel in which two children search for their estranged father in Mexico.


Blue Sky waves its magic wand for Alice the Fairy by David Shannon, about a girl with homemade wings and a vivid imagination; How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? and How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, two board books based on the popular dino characters; Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood, illus. by Bruce Wood, a counting book; and Ready, Freddy! Homework Hassles by Abby Klein, in which first-grader Freddy learns that homework can be trouble.


Cartwheel puts on its thinking cap with TheKids of Einstein Elementary #1: The Last Dinosaur by Matt Costello and Leonard Mlodinow, illus. by Josh Nash Math, a time-travel adventure that emphasizes math skills; Cool Collections by Walter Wick, a photographic search-and-find title; Read and Rise by Sandra Pinkney, illus. by Myles Pinkney, a picture book about the power of reading; and Now I Eat My ABC's by Pam Abrams, illus. by Bruce Wolf, an alphabet board book.


Chicken House breathes fire with Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, about a boy who embarks on a quest with a silver-skinned dragon; Once Upon a Poem by various authors, an illustrated collection of classic poems, each introduced by a contemporary children's author, including J.K. Rowling and Kevin Crossley-Holland; and Boy by James Mayhew, in which a cave boy searches his prehistoric world for a warm place.


Arthur A. Levine Books crowns its fall list with King of Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland, the finale of his Arthurian trilogy; The Night Eater by Ana Juan, about the coming of night; Ella the Elegant Elephant by Carmela and Steven D'Amico, starring a shy pachyderm; The Meanwhile Adventures by Roddy Doyle, focusing on more adventures of the Mack family; and The Guild of Geniuses by Dan Santat, in which a group of deep thinkers cheers up a depressed monkey.


Orchard hunts for clues with Rex Tabby, Cat Detective by Daniel Kirk, starring the world's greatest cat gumshoe; Nobody Was Here: 7th Grade in the Life of Me, Penelope by Alison Pollet, about a girl experiencing difficulties at home and at school; The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding, a suspenseful "wych hunt" set in the Old Quarter of London; Spooky Hour by Tony Mitton, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees, a counting tale; and Langston's Train Ride by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Leonard Jenkins, which captures the moment when Langston Hughes came to believe in himself as a writer.


Scholastic Paperbacks breaks out its decoder ring for Spy X #1: The Code by Peter Lerangis, in which Andrew and Evie search for their mother, who has vanished; Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott, three interwoven stories of teen romance; Princess School: If the Shoe Fits by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, a look at some famous princesses in a school setting; Just Stupid! by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton, stories by the author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho; and a reprint of Wish List by Eoin Colfer.


Scholastic Reference hoists the sails for Scholastic Atlas of Oceans, which includes information on sea creatures and ocean exploration; A Dream of Freedom by Diane McWhorter, a history of the civil rights movement; O, Say Can You See? America'sSymbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words by Sheila Keenan, illus. by Ann Boyajian; Scholastic Book of World Records 2005 by Jennifer Morse; and Sports Illustrated for Kids Year in Sports 2005.


S&S tells it like it is with Why I Love (and Hate) My Brothers by Ray Romano, illus. by Glin Dibley, a childhood story by the TV comedian; When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney, illus. by Peter Fiore, a historical tale; Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Lois Ehlert, a book about counting to 100; Carnival of the Animals by John Lithgow, illus. by Boris Kulikov, a new version of Saint-Saëns's work, as inspired by the New York City Ballet; and The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles #5) by Holly Black, illus. by Tony DeTerlizzi, the latest faerie-fighting installment.


Aladdin orders room service with Eloise Breaks Some Eggs and Eloise Has a Lesson, based on characters by Kay Thompson and illustrated in the style of Hilary Knight, two Ready-to-Read adventures; and fall reprints of Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow, illus. by Jack E. Davis, Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton, Bearstone by Will Hobbs and Pendragon #5: Black Water by D.J. McHale.


S&S heads for the North Pole with How Santa Really Works by Alan Snow, a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the workshop and Christmas College for Elves; What Presidents Are Made Of by Hanoch Piven, portraits of the presidents constructed out of everything from blue jeans to jelly beans; Fight for Freedom: the American Revolution by Benson Bobrick, a look at how the U.S. gained independence from England; Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey, illus. by Heather Solomon, in which Clever Beatrice must save her favorite pony; and Sign of the Raven by Julie Hearn, a debut novel with an 18th-century circus backdrop.


Richard Jackson Books charts a course with The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer, a take on Norse folklore; Joey and Jet by James Yang, about a boy, his dog and a ball; Uncles and Antlers by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Brian Floca, in which Santa's reindeer gather from their off-season vacations; Heavy Breathing by Mariah Fredericks, a suspenseful tale of online gaming; and Daniel Half Human: The Nazis Come to Power by David Chotjewitz, trans. by Doris Orgel, about the friendship between an Aryan boy and an unknowingly half-Jewish boy in 1930 Hamburg.


Anne Schwartz Books is sweet on The Sugar Child by Monique de Varennes, illus. by Leonid Gore, an original fairy tale about a marzipan girl who becomes real; Lu and the Swamp Ghost by James Carville and Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by David Catrow, about a girl's run-in with a ghost during the Depression; Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Nancy Carpenter, a tall tale featuring a fruit-growing pioneer; Nonsense!, by Valorie Fisher, an illustrated collection of Edward Lear limericks; and What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky, in which children from around the globe describe how peace feels, smells, looks, sounds and tastes.


Little Simon addresses an envelope for Dear Santa by Rod Campbell, a board book companion to Dear Zoo; America the Beautiful: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda, a pop-up rendition of this patriotic anthem; The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up by Stephen King, adapted by Peter Abrahams, illus. by Alan Dingman, paper engineering by Kees Moerbeek, an adaptation of the suspense novel for adults; Eloise Around Town, based on characters by Kay Thompson and illustrated in the style of Hilary Knight, which launches a multi-format novelty line; and My Sleepover Bag by Elissa Held, illus. by Tammy Smith, a novelty book that spotlights sleepover essentials.


Margaret K. McElderry Books looks to the night skies for Indigo's Star by Hilary McKay, a sequel to Saffy's Angel; Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman, in which woodland animals spend the holiday together; Counting Our Way to the 100th Day! by Betsy Franco, illus. by Steven Salerno, a poetry collection celebrating the 100th day of school; Room for Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell, illus. by Jason Cockroft, a holiday picture book; and Betsy and the Emperor by Staton Rabin, a novel inspired by Napoleon's exile on St. Helena in 1815.


Simon Pulse seals the season with a kiss with Love Letters by Jahnna Malcolm, a new romance series about crushes and first kisses; Impact Zone by Todd Strasser, a surfing series for teen guys; Mates, Dates, and Sequin Smiles by Cathy Hopkins, new addition to the Mates, Dates romance series; and reprints of The True Meaning of Cleavage by Mariah Fredericks and Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles.


Simon Spotlight runs a bath for Nickelodeon TV tie-ins Rubbadubbers: Here Come the Rubbadubbers by Lauryn Silverhardt, a die-cut board book; Blue's Clues: Blue Talks! by Alison Inches, which contains a sound chip of Blue talking; Dora the Explorer: Dora's Favorite Fairy Tales, adapted by Leslie Goldman, illus. by Jason Fruchter, featuring three classic fairy tales and three Latin folktales; and SpongeBob SquarePants: Movie Novelization by Marc Cerasini, focusing on SpongeBob's feature film debut. Other media tie-ins include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Santa Snatcher by Jane Gerver, illus. by Dario Brizuela.


Paula Wiseman Books takes the cake with Duncan Rumplemeyer's Bad Birthday by Alexander Stadler, starring a kid who can't help acting out; By My Brother's Side by Ronde and Tiki Barber with Robert Burleigh, illus. by Barry Root, based on the childhoods of these brothers and NFL stars; If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life in the White House by Jane O'Connor, illus. by Gary Hovland, focusing on the more private aspects of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; and The Ruling Class by Francine Pascal, a satire of the social wars among female high school students.


Soundprints bundles up for Pepper's Snowy Search by Liam O'Donnell, illus. by Cathy Diefendorf, about a search-and-rescue dog in the Alaskan mountains; Red Bat (working title) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Tom Buchs, in which a red bat teaches her children to fly; Humboldt Penguin (working title) by Kathleen Hollenback, illus. by Daniel Stegos, about a newborn chick; Leperit the Zebra by Chelsea Shriver, illus. by Michael Denman and William Huiett, in which an orphaned zebra in Africa is rescued; and Jeshi the Gorilla by Chelsea Shriver, illus. by Chris Leeper, about an African gorilla mother raising her two babies with some human help.


Standard puts on its party hat for MyHappy Birthday, a die-cut book with glitter accents; My Father's World, a picture book adaptation of a favorite hymn; Christmas with Night-Light by Susan Lingo, starring a firefly character who loves the holiday; and the seven-book NLT Story Bible series.


Storey says giddy-up for Horses & Friends Poster Book, a collection of 30 pull-out posters of horses and other animals; Oh, No! A Smart Kid's Guide to Surviving Danger by Heather Lenz and Paul Wanta, which offers strategies for dealing with situations kids might encounter in the woods; and Kids' Birdwatching Book by Joseph Choiniere and Claire Mowbray Golding, a look at the habits and habitats of 30 North American birds.


Tor Teen prepares for First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott Card; New Skies, ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden; War for the Oaks by Emma Bull; and Gods and Their Machines by Oisin McGann.


Starscape searches the globe for The Earthborn by Paul Collins; Squaring the Circle by Niel Hancock; A Perilous Power by E. Rose Sabin; Jinian Footseer by Sheri Tepper; and The Magic Threeof Solatia by Jane Yolen.


Transit casts a counter spell with Dewitched: What You Need to Know About the Dangers of Witchcraft and Wicca by Tim Baker, a Christian perspective on these practices; Beautiful by Angela Thomas, an inspirational title for young women; and The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind: According to Reliant K, an advice book for teenage girls from the viewpoint of a Christian rock boy band.


Tricycle slithers into fall with The Dangerous Snake & Reptile Club by Daniel San Souci, an autobiographical story; The BossQueen, Little BigBark, and the Sentinel Pup by Sarah Jordan, which relates coming-of-age issues from the points of view of three dogs; Bread Come to Life by George Levenson, photographs by Shmuel Thaler, which chronicles the making of bread from grain to slice; Milestones by Richard and Michelle Steckel, a photographic celebration of children's common experiences; and Edgar & Ellen Book Three: Under Town by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton, in which the twins must descend into the sewers of Nod's Limbs.


Tundra checks the forecast with Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales by Jane Drake and Ann Love, illus. by Mark Thurman, which presents the science behind snow, ice and winter; Don Quixote by Barbara Nichol, a retelling of the Cervantes classic; Peace Walker: The Legend of Hiawatha by C.J. Taylor, about how peace and unity emerged after the reign of a brutal chief; and It's Only Rock and Roll by David Bidini, a how-to book about forming a rock band.


Tyndale bows its head for My Learn-to-Pray Bible by Karyn Henley, which presents prayers for young children; HoneyWord Bible by Emmett Cooper, an NLT bible for kids; The Growing Reader Book of Prayers by Joy Mackenzie; Young Believer IM, which features inspirational instant messages for real life; and One Year Book of Devotions for Preschoolers by Crystal Bowman, which joins the Little Blessings line.


This imprint spins a yarn with Sierra's Story by Dandi Daley Mackall, Ryun's Story by Jeffrey Nesbit and Kenzie's Story by Melody Carlson, a teen fiction trilogy about the aftermath of a car crash; and The Shadow at Evening and The Power of the Night, both by Chris Walley, launch the SF series The Lamb Among the Stars.


University of New Mexico Press hops along with Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting by Deborah Duvall, illus. by Murv Jacob, the fifth installment in the Grandmother Stories series; Friday: The Arapahoe Boy by Marc Simmons, illus. by Ron Kil, the third volume in a five-part historical series; The Santero's Miracle by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Amy Córdova, in which parents hope for a Christmas miracle; and Zozobra: The Story of Old Man Gloom by Jennifer Owings Dewey, which traces the history of the Zozobra monster.


Viking heads to the stage with Rock Star, Super Star by Blake Nelson, in which a high school musician makes a name in the L.A. music scene; Science Verse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, in which the duo turn the laws of science upside down; Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy, a debut novel about a girl forging a relationship with a mother she's never known; and Frontpage Sports by Rich Wallace, first in a new sports series for middle-graders.


Walker hits the playground with Jungle Gym Jitters by Chuck Richards, about a child with a fear of heights; A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Jane Dyer, a picture-book biography of this political pioneer; Miss Malarkey's Field Trip by Judy Finchler and Kevin O'Malley, in which the class visits the science center; The Mysterious Collection of David Harleyson by Jean Cassels, a book featuring visual clues and puzzles; and Wake the Dead by Monica Harris, illus. by Susan Estelle Kwas, in which Henry's loud behavior literally does wake the dead.


Watson-Guptill puts on its face with Makeup: A Teen's Guide to Expressing Yourself by Linda Mason, which includes step-by-step instruction for makeup application; The Hip Handbag Book: Easy-to-Do Projects for Making Tiny Totes, Precious Purses and Bodacious Bags by Sherri Haab; Funk Shui by Charyn Pfeuffer, first in the Soul Candy series addressing spirituality for tweens and teens; A Spy in the Circus! An Encounter with Pablo Picasso by Elaine Scott, which introduces this artist and his work; and Capture the Moment! Activities and Adventures in Impressionism by Joyce Raimondo, featuring work by Monet, Degas and others.


Wiley heads to the front of the class for The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects by Julianne Blair Bochinski, and How to Build a Super Vocabulary, How to Ace Any Test, Dr. Math Explains Geometry and Janice VanCleave's Science Models, all by Janice VanCleave.


Zonderkids goes into the ring with Tale of Two Sumos by Karen Poth, a VeggieTales title; 2:52 Soul Gear: The Book of Cool by Tim Wesemann; Sophie's World by Nancy Rue, new to the FaithGirlz series; Silent Night, Holy Night by Myrna Strasser, illus. by Guy Porfirio, a holiday picture book; and Keystone Stables: The Trouble with Skye by Marsha Hubler.