When the World Was Quiet ($9.95) by Phyllis Nutkis, illus. by Patti Argoff. When Hashem gave the world the Torah, all creatures were silent. (2-5)

I Go to the Doctor ($9.95) by Rikki Benenfeld familiarizes youngsters with a doctor's office. (2-5)

The Key Under the Pillow ($9.95) by Leah Shollar, illus. by Harvey Klineman. In this tale about honoring one's parents, Dama debates waking up his father to retrieve the key to a chest of precious gems. (3-6)

HAMYLN (Sterling, dist.)


Brain Games for Preschoolers ($14.95), compiled by Dorothy Einon, contains more than 200 activities designed to stimulate brain development. (2-5)

HANDPRINT BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)

My ABC Suitcase ($13.95) by Neil and Catherine Stuart packages 26 mini board books in a plastic case. (2-5)

My Sleepy Room ($15.95) by Jessica Steinbrenner, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf. Bess's room is secure and peaceful. (3-5)

Too Big to Dance ($16.95) by Doug Anderson, illus. by Sara Anderson, is a tale of three friends from the bayou. (4-7)

Wise Acres ($15.95) by George Shannon, illus. by Deborah Zemke, introduces a world of zany animals. (4-8)

Board Book Reprints

Wake-ity Wake!, Snuggle Me Snuggly! and Yum Tummy Tickly! by Karen Baicker, illus. by Sam Williams ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).


Where Is the Green Sheep? ($15) by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek. Rhymes encourage children to guess where a sheep has gone. (up to 5)

Bubba and Beau Meet the Relatives ($16) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Arthur Howard. The relatives arrive in Bubbaville. (2-5)

I Like Myself! ($16) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by David Catrow, presents rhymes and art celebrating self-acceptance. (3-7)

Always and Forever ($16) by Alan Durant, illus. by Debi Gliori, is a tale aimed at youngsters who have experienced loss. (3-7)

Pie in the Sky ($16) by Lois Ehlert reveals what a pie tree looks like. (3-7)

Rocko and Spanky Go to a Party ($15) by Kara LaReau, illus. by Jenna LaReau, stars a pair of sock monkeys. (3-7)

My Little Brother ($16) by David McPhail pays tribute to having—and being—a brother. (3-7)

We're Rabbits! ($16) by Lisa Westberg Peters, illus. by Jeff Mack, tells of three hungry rabbits in a young gardener's vegetable patch. (3-7)

Welcome, Brown Bird ($16) by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Peter Sylvada. Their love of the wood thrush unites two boys who live in different worlds. (3-7)

My House Is Singing ($16) by Betsy Rosenthal, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, collects poems focusing on quirky objects and appliances in a home. (3-7)

Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems ($16) by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Barry Moser, presents poetry about a hummingbird family. (6-9)

January 1905 ($16) by Katharine Boling looks at the world of child mill workers a century ago. (10-up)

Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge: A Ghost Story ($17) by Kathryn Reiss. A haunted dollhouse threatens to destroy many lives, past and present. (10-up)

Story Time ($17) by Edward Bloor is a novel set in a school where standardized testing is the work of the devil. (12-up)

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady ($17) by L.A. Meyer. Is "Bloody" Jacky Faber really a proper Boston lady? (12-up)


Little Rat stars in Little Rat Rides by Monika Bang-Campbell, illus. by Molly Bang ($15, 6-9). Johnny Mutton reappears in Mutton Soup: More Adventures of Johnny Mutton by James Proimos ($16, 6-10). Chet Gecko Mysteries continues with Give My Regrets to Broadway by Bruce Hale ($14, 8-12). And Mr. And Mrs. Green return in More Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($16, 6-9).


The Napping House: Book and Musical CD by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood ($17.95, 3-7); and I Am David (previously published as North to Freedom) by Anne Holm, trans. by L.W. Kingsland ($17, paperback $5.95, 8-12).

Series Reissue

Mr. and Mrs. Green reissues Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($16, paper $5.95, 6-9).

Paperback Reprints

The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor by Theodore Taylor ($5.95, 8-12); Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris ($5.95, 10-up); Kissing Tennessee: And Other Stories from the Stardust Dance by Kathi Appelt ($5.95, 12-up); Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer ($6.95, 12-up); and What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci ($6.95, 14-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Johnny Mutton reprints Johnny Mutton, He's So Him! by James Proimos ($5.95, 6-10). And Chet Gecko Mysteries offers The Malted Falcon and Trouble Is My Beeswax by Bruce Hale ($4.95 each, 8-12).

Paperback Reissues

A Deadly Game of Magic, The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore and The Séance by Joan Lowery Nixon ($5.95 each, 12-up); and Dreadful Sorry by Kathryn Reiss ($6.95, 12-up).

Series Reissues

Harcourt Young Classics reissues "B" Is for Betsy, Back to School with Betsy, Betsy and Billy and Betsy and the Boys by Carolyn Haywood ($16 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $5.95, 6-10).


Rick Is Sick ($11.95, paper $3.95) by David McPhail centers on two boys who are good friends, even when one of them isn't feeling well. (4-6)

Todd's Box ($11.95, paper $3.95) by Paula Sullivan, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Todd fills his box with surprises for his mother. (4-6)

Try Your Best ($11.95, paper $3.95) by Robert McKissack, illus. by Joe Cepeda. Ann and her teacher try their best at all the events on Sports Day. (5-7)

Did You See Chip? ($11.95, paper $3.95) by Wong Herbert Yee, illus. by Laura Ovresat. A new home, a lost dog and helpful neighbors result in new friends for Kim. (5-7)


Won't You Be My Kissaroo? ($16) by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Melissa Sweet. Animal families share various kinds of kisses. (2-5)

Whose Garden Is It? ($16) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Jane Dyer. Everyone works hard to make a garden grow. (3-7)

Whose House? ($16) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Kay Chorao. In this bedtime tale, no animal house can match a boy's warm bed. (3-7)


Iris and Walter reappear in Iris and Walter, Lost and Found by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($15, 6-9). And Young Royals welcomes Patience, Princess Catherine by Carolyn Meyer ($17, 12-up).


Nurse Lugton's Curtain by Virginia Woolf, illus. by Julie Vivas ($16, all ages).

Paperback Series Reprints

Iris and Walter reprints Iris and Walter: The School Play by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($5.95, 6-9). And Young Royals gains Doomed Queen Anne by Carolyn Meyer ($5.95, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Great Episodes reissues Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South, Finishing Becca: A Story About Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold and The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre, all by Ann Rinaldi ($6.95 each, 10-14).


Paperback Reprints

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood: The Hagwood Trilogy, Book One by Robin Jarvis ($5.95, 10-up); and Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde ($6.95, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

The Pit Dragon Trilogy reissues Dragon's Blood, Heart's Blood and A Sending of Dragons by Jane Yolen ($6.95 each, 12-up).


Growing Vegetable Soup ($6.95) by Lois Ehlert. In this board book, a parent and child grow vegetables to make soup. (6 mos.- 3 yrs.)

What Do You Love? by Jonathan London, illus. by Karen Lee Schmidt. A mother and child spend a day doing things they love to do. (6 mos.- 3 yrs.)

The Princess's Secret Letters ($12.95) by Hilary Robinson, illus. by Mandy Stanley. When Lucy writes letters to a princess, she learns what it's like to be royalty. (3-7)


The Story of Red Rubber Ball ($16) by Constance Levy, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, reveals the secret life of a ball. (2-5)

All You Need for a Beach ($16) by Alice Schertle, illus. by Barbara Lavallee, spotlights all that is needed for a beach. (2-5)

Dig! ($16) by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illus. by Marc Rosenthal, is a tale about digging up rock, clay and dirt. (2-5)

Beverly Billingsly Can't Catch ($16) by Alexander Stadler. Does a young bookworm have the makings of a slugger? (2-7)

The Mighty Asparagus ($16) by Vladimir Radunsky is the story of one powerful vegetable. (5-9)

Scien-Trickery: Riddles in Science ($16) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, compiles riddles about scientific principles. (6-9)


Paperback Reprints

Quack and Count by Keith Baker and Who Hoots? by Katie Davis ($6 each, 2-5); Can You Do This, Old Badger? by Eve Bunting, illus. by LeUyen Pham, ABC T-Rex by Bernard Most and There's a Zoo in Room 22 by Judy Sierra, illus. by Barney Saltzberg ($6 each, 3-7); mammalabilia by Douglas Florian ($7, 5-10); and The Babe & I by David A. Adler, illus. by Terry Widener; and The Lost Horse: A Chinese Folktale by Ed Young ($6 each, 6-9).


The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz ($14.99) by the Dog Artist Collection is a canine ABC book. (All ages)

Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family! Recipes to Get Everybody Cooking ($22.99) by Emeril Lagasse, illus. by Charles Yuen, is a family cookbook. (All ages)

I Already Know I Love You ($16.99) by Billy Crystal, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles, celebrates being a new grandfather. (All ages)

The Bridge Is Up! ($12.99) by Babs Bell, illus. by Rob Hefferan. Traffic piles up as everyone waits for a bridge to come down. (3-5)

Daddy All Day Long ($12.99) by Francesca Rusackas, illus. by Priscilla Burns. Owen's father reassures him that his love is immeasurable and constant. (3-5)

Tell Me a Story, Mama ($15.99) by Deb Lund, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. A child asks her mother to tell her the story of her birth. (3-5)

Goodnight Goodnight Sleepyhead ($15.99) by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Jane Dyer. This bedtime tale was first published in 1964 as Eyes Nose Fingers Toes. (3-6)

I Love You, Mister Bear ($14.99) by Sylvie Wickstrom. A stuffed bear finds a new home. (3-6)

Just Mommy and Me ($12.99) by Tara Jaye Morrow, illus. by Katy Bratun. A mother and child spend the day together doing special things. (3-6)

A Monkey Among Us ($14.99) by Dave Horowitz. A mischievous monkey travels by bus to Hippotropolis. (3-6)

Mother's Day ($14.99) by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, pays tribute to mothers. (3-6)

A Night-Light for Bunny ($14.99) by

Geoffrey Hayes. A bunny and her father venture outdoors in search of a nightlight. (3-6)

Where Have You Been? ($15.99) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon, examines the questions of curious children. (3-6)

Anything for You ($15.99) by John Wallace, illus. by Harry Horse, is a bedtime tale about a bear who will do anything for his mother. (3-7)

Billy Tibbles Moves Out! ($15.99) by Jan Fearnley offers a tale about sharing. (3-7)

Good Night, Copycub ($15.99) by Richard Edwards, illus. by Susan Winter. A mother tells her cub a tale about a good cub who copies what the other animals do at bedtime—sleep. (3-7)

Have You Seen Chester? ($15.99) by Andrew Murray, illus. by Nicola Slater, reveals the unlikely friendship between a cat and a dog. (3-7)

I Love My Mommy and I Love My Daddy ($12.99 each) by Sebastien Braun celebrate the relationship between mother and child; and father and child. (3-7)

Mama Loves ($14.99) by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Kathryn Brown. A mother demonstrates her immeasurable love for her child. (3-7)

A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes ($15.99) by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, spotlights pockets of many kinds. (3-7)

Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat ($15.99) by Alice Low, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith. Aunt Lucy sets off to find a new hat, but buys a cat instead. (3-8)

Daddy's Little Boy by Billy Collins and Daddy's Little Girl by Bobby Burke and Horace Gerlach, both illus. by Maggie Kneen ($14.99 each), are picture books based on the songs, "Daddy's Little Boy" and "Daddy's Little Girl." (3-8)

Lizzy's Ups and Downs: Not an Ordinary School Day ($15.99) by Jessica Harper, illus. by Lindsay Harper duPont. Lizzy shares with her mother the events of an unordinary day. (3-8)

Wake Up, It's Spring! ($15.99) by Lisa Campbell Ernst is a celebration of this season. (3-8)

Duck, Duck, Goose! (A Coyote's on the Loose!) ($15.99) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Panicked farm animals think a coyote is on the loose. (4-7)

Roger, the Jolly Pirate ($15.99) by Brett Helquist. Can Jolly Roger make the other pirates like him? (4-7)

Sun Mother Wakes the World: An Australian Creation Story ($15.99), adapted by Diane Wolkstein, illus. by Bronwyn Bancroft, presents a legend of the Dreamtime. (4-7)

Blueberries for the Queen ($17.99) by John and Katherine Paterson, illus. by Susan Jeffers, is a tale based on the authors' meeting Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands during WWII. (4-8)

Cats and Dogs ($15.99 each) by Seymour Simon compile photos of these species. (4-8)

Jurassic Shark ($17.99) by Deborah Diffily, illus. by Karen Carr. A shark from the Jurassic era hunts in dangerous waters. (4-8)

Just Another Morning ($15.99) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Claudio Muñoz. A boy's imagination turns an ordinary morning into an adventure involving a beast and a monster. (4-8)

Superdog: The Heart of a Hero ($15.99) by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner, is the story of a true hero. (4-8)

Slithery Jake ($15.99) by Rose-Marie Provencher, illus. by Abby Carter. A family searches the house for an escaped snake. (4-up)

One Small Place by the Sea and One Small Place in a Tree ($15.99 each) by Barbara Brenner, illus. by Tom Leonard, focus on small spaces that are home to many things. (5-8)

When Mr. Jefferson Came to Philadelphia: What I Learned of Freedom, 1776 ($15.99) by Ann Turner, illus. by Mark Hess, tells of Jefferson's writing of the Declaration of Independence. (6-9)

What's the Hurry, Fox? And Other Animal Stories ($15.99) collected by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by Bryan Collier, is a picture book based on tales from Every Tongue Got to Confess. (6-10)

The Quilting Bee ($15.99) by Gail Gibbons examines this tradition. (6-up)

Prairie Girl: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder ($12.99) by William Anderson, illus. by Renée Graef, presents a biography of this novelist. (7-10)

The Abernathy Boys ($15.99) by L.J. Hunt is based on the true story of two brothers who saw America by horseback in the early 20th century. (8-12)

Alien in a Bottle ($15.99) by Kathy Mackel. Sean strikes a deal with two extraterrestrials he finds in a bottle on the beach. (8-12)

The Brownie and the Princess & Other Stories ($9.99) by Louisa May Alcott collects 10 tales. (8-12)

Climbing the Rainbow ($15.99) by Joy N. Hulme. A 10-year-old girl from a homesteading family attends school for the first time. (8-12)

I, Jack ($15.99) by Jack the dog, as told to Patricia Finney, illus. by Peter Bailey. Jack explains how he became a hero. (8-12)

Looking for Bobowicz: A Hoboken Chicken Story ($15.99) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater, recounts the search for Arthur Bobowicz and his 266-pound chicken. (8-12)

A Midsummer Night's Dork ($15.99) by Carol Gorman is the third novel starring Jerry Flack. (8-12)

Molly Moon Stops the World ($16.99) by Georgia Byng is a sequel to Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism. (8-12)

Mutiny's Daughter ($15.99) by Ann Rinaldi. Will the father of 14-year-old Mary Christian come to England to find her? (8-12)

Winchell Mink: The Misadventure Begins ($15.99) by Steve Young tells of a boy whose body is trapped on a ledge and whose soul is trapped inside his pet turtle. (8-12)

Eyes Like Willy's ($15.99) by Juanita Havill, illus. by David Johnson. Guy and Sarah Masson and their best friend find themselves on opposing sides during WWI. (8-up)

Following the Coast ($15.99) by Jim Arnosky explores the marshes of the U.S. eastern coast. (8-up)

Meet Me in St. Louis: A Trip to the 1904 World's Fair ($17.99) by Robert Jackson. Photos illustrate this visit to the fair. (8-up)

Starring Prima! The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie ($15.99) by Jacqueline Mitchard, illus. by Tricia Tusa. A talented mouse and her family live in a piano in the Ballet Jolie. (8-up)

York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition ($17.99) by Rhoda Blumberg is a biography of William Clark's slave. (8-up)

The Anybodies ($15.99) by N.E. Bode, illus. by Peter Ferguson. A girl discovers she was swapped at birth. (10-13)

Boston Jane: The Claim ($15.99) by Jennifer L. Holm concludes the Boston Jane trilogy. (10-up)

Chu Ju's House ($15.99) by Gloria Whelan. A young woman discovers that home is not something to be found, but to be built. (10-up)

I've Already Forgotten Your Name, Philip Hall! ($15.99) by Bette Greene. Romantic sparks fly when Beth is reunited with her good friend Philip. (10-up)

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon ($19.99) by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden, is a follow-up to City of the Beasts. (10-up)

Leaving Protection ($15.99) by Will Hobbs. This adventure tale centers on a fight to survive an ocean storm. (10-up)

Never Mind! A Twin Novel ($15.99) by Avi and Rachel Vail presents the double-sided diary of dueling twins. (10-up)

Troll Fell ($15.99) by Katherine Langrish is a fantasy involving evil twin uncles, a mischievous house spirit, a secret kingdom of trolls and Viking legends. (10-up)

Backstage Pass ($15.99) by Gaby Triana tells of a teenage girl whose father is the lead singer of a popular rock group. (12-up)

Bro ($16.99) by Robert Newton Peck. In Depression-era Florida, the love between two brothers is tested. (12-up)

An Earthly Knight ($15.99) by Janet McNaughton. A young woman in a medieval world navigates tradition and the ancient power of fairies to define her own destiny. (12-up)

The Gravedigger's Cottage ($15.99) by Chris Lynch. A quirky family tries to escape their ghosts. (12-up)

A Hat Full of Sky ($16.99) by Terry Pratchett is a sequel to The Wee Free Men. (12-up)

The Key to the Golden Firebird ($15.99) by Maureen Johnson. Three sisters struggle with their father's death. (12-up)


Zigby is back in Zigby Dives In by Brian Patterson ($12.99, 2-5). New My First I Can Read Books are Biscuit Wins a Prize by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($14.99, 3-5); Dumpy the Dump Truck: Dumpy's Apple Shop and Dumpy to the Rescue! by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Tony Walton with Cassandra Boyd ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 3-5); Loose Tooth by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Syvlie Wickstrom; and Whose Hat Is It? by Valeri Gorbachev ($14.99 each, 3-5); and Pish and Posh by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik, illus. by Bottner; Rafi and Rosi by Lulu Delacre; and Minnie and Moo: The Attack of the Easter Bunnies by Denys Cazet ($14.99 each, 4-8). Math Start by Stuart J. Murphy adds A House for Birdie, illus. by Edward Miller ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-up); 100 Days of Cool, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello; and Earth Day—Hooray!, illus. by Renée Andriani ($15.99, paper $4.99, 7-up). Joining Good Sports is Chip and the Karate Kick by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Paul Meisel ($14.99, 4-6). And new to I Can Read Books are Elvis the Rooster and the Magic Words by Denys Cazet; Ruby Bakes a Cake by Susan Hill, illus. by Margie Moore; and Space Cat by Doug Cushman ($15.99 each, 4-8).

Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science offers Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? by Kathleen Weidner Zoefeld, illus. by Lucia Washburn; and Wiggling Worms at Work by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Steve Jenkins ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 5-9). Don't Know Much About issues Don't Know Much About Dinosaurs by Kenneth C. Davis, illus. by Pedro Martin ($15.99, 6-9). Fairy Realm flies on with The Magic Key and The Unicorn by Emily Rodda, illus. by Raoul Vitale ($8.99 each, 7-10). The Stink Files greets Dossier 001: The Postman Always Brings Mice by Holm and Hamel, illus. by Brad Weinmen ($14.99, 7-10). Little House opens its door to The Charlotte Years: Across the Puddingstone Dam by Melissa Wiley, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.99, paper $5.99, 8-12). Jason and the Gorgon's Blood by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris joins Young Heroes ($15.99, 8-12). The Girls of Lighthouse Lane starts up with Katherine's Story and Rose's Story by Thomas Kinkade and Erika Tamar ($12.99 each, 10-up). Warriors by Erin Hunter gains Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path ($15.99 each, 10-up). The Princess Diaries welcomes Princess in Pink ($15.99, 12-up) and Perfect Princess ($12.99, 12-up).


First Snow by Emily Arnold McCully ($15.99, 2-5); Outside My Window by Liesel Moak Skorpen, illus. by Mercer Mayer ($15.99, 3-8); Sweetwater by Laurence Yep ($16.99, 8-12); and Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniv. Special Ed. by Shel Silverstein ($17.99, 9-up).

Series Reissues

I Can Read Books reissues Days with Frog and Toad 25th Anniv. Ed. by Arnold Lobel ($15.99, paper $3.99, 4-8). And Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science presents A Drop of Blood by Paul Showers, illus. by Edward Miller ($15.99, $4.99 paper, 5-9).


God Bless the Child ($16.99) by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr., illus. by Jerry Pinkney. This version of the song is packaged with a CD. (All ages)

In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems ($16.99) by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, is a poetry collection illustrated with sewn- fabric collages. (4-8)

I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ($15.99) by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Leonard Jenkins, presents a portrait of this civil rights crusader. (5-8)

A Pride of African Tales ($16.99) by Donna Washington, illus. by James Ransome, compiles six stories from different regions of Africa. (6-10)

No Laughter Here ($15.99) by Rita Williams-Garcia. In this novel, a girl learns that her best friend has undergone female circumcision in her native Nigeria. (12-up)

Shooter by Walter Dean Myers ($15.99). A dark friendship leads to a school shooting. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints

black is brown is tan by Arnold Adoff, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully ($5.99, 4-8); Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Leonard Jenkins ($5.99, 5-8); and Big Jabe by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Kadir Nelson ($6.99, 6-up).


Dragon: Hound of Honor ($16.99) by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton is a mystery involving the murder of a young knight in medieval France. (9-up)



The Breakable Vow ($5.99) by Kathryn Clarke is a first novel about a girl in an abusive relationship. (12-up)

Spanish Holiday: Or, How I Transformed the Worst Vacation Ever into the Best Summer of My Life ($5.99) by Kate Cann recounts a girl's vacation in Spain. (13-up)

Caribbean Cruising ($5.99) by Rachel Hawthorne offers a summer story about a girl, several boys and a cruise ship full of possibilities. (13-up)

Maine Squeeze ($5.99) by Catherine Clark. Set on a small island, this is the tale of a girl and two potential boyfriends. (13-up)

Paperback Series

Phantom Stallion canters on with Red Feather Filly and Untamed by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Warriors reprints Into the Wild and Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter ($5.99 each, 10-up).


Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison ($6.99, 13-up).


Tales From Gizzard's Grill ($16.99) by Jeanne Steig, illus. by Sandy Turner, tells three tales of the Wild West in verse. (All ages)

Bittle ($15.99) by Patricia and Emily MacLachlan, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, relays a story about the arrival of a new baby from the pet's point of view. (4-8)

Don't Forget Winona ($14.99) by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root, centers on a family traveling to California in the Dust Bowl era. (4-8)

Good Night Pillow Fight ($15.99) by Sally Cook, illus. by Laura Cornell, is an ode to the trials and tribulations of bedtime. (4-8)

Toby, Who Are You? ($14.99) by William Steig, illus. by Teryl Euvremer, is the author's final tale about Toby. (4-8)

The Gospel Cinderella ($15.99) by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by David Diaz, presents a soulful retelling of this classic. (5-10)

Heartbeat ($15.99) by Sharon Creech offers a novel about discovering the many rhythms of life, including one's own. (8-12)

Paperback Reprints

The Pelican Chorus and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear, illus. by Fred Marcellino ($6.99, all ages); A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, illus. by Harry Bliss ($6.99, 4-8); Ruby Holler by Creech ($5.99, 8-12); and After by Francine Prose ($7.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissue

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech ($6.50, 12-up).


Airborn ($16.99) by Kenneth Oppel is a fantasy novel centering on a cabin boy aboard an airship in the early 20th century. (12-up)

Truesight ($15.99) by David Stahler Jr. introduces a boy who lives on a distant planet whose inhabitants embrace a philosophy called Truesight. (12-up)


Midnighters launches with The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield ($15.99, 12-up). And The Books of Magic conjure up Consequences and Lost Places by Carla Jablonski, created by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton ($5.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Reprints

Abhorsen by Garth Nix ($7.99, 12-up); and The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Fire-us reprints The Kiln by Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher ($5.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

The Ragwitch by Garth Nix and The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine ($6.99 each, 12-up).


Where's the Poop? ($7.99) by Julie Markes, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung, is a lift-the-flap book that introduces the concept of toilet training. (1-3)

Ten Little Eggs ($10.99) by Jean Marzollo features disappearing plastic eggs. (3-6)

Dinosaur Hide-and-Seek ($8.99) by Stu Smith, illus. by Christopher Santoro, puts a prehistoric spin on this game. (4-8)


Quacky Ducky issues Quacky Ducky's Easter Egg and Quacky Ducky's Easter Fun by Hans Wilhelm ($5.99 each, up to 4). Honey Bunny is a new Baby Booky by Mary Engelbreit ($6.99, 1-4). Maurice Sendak's Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik returns in The Butterfly Garden and The Toys' Wedding, illus. by Chris Hahner ($3.99 each, 2-4); Asleep Under the Stars and Emily's Birthday, illus. by Hahner; and Lost in Little Bear's Room and Lucky Little Bear, illus. by David Wenzel ($3.99 each, 4-7). Joining Harold and the Purple Crayon by Kevin Murawski are Opposites and Shapes ($5.99 each, 2-4). Biscuit is back in Biscuit Loves Mother's Day and Biscuit Loves Father's Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($6.99, 2-6). And My Little Pony trots on in Pinkie Pie's Pretty Hair Day and Rainbow Dash's Dress-Up Fun ($5.99 each, 2-6); Five Friends ($8.99, 2-6); and Fun at the Fair and Pony Party ($3.50 each, 2-6).

Spider-Man 2 adds nine titles, including Hurry Up, Spider-Man! ($3.99, 3-7); Everyday Hero ($3.99, 4-7); and Spider Foe ($4.99, 7-10). There are eight Thunderbirds tie-ins, among them Rescue Mission ($3.25, 3-7); and Thunderbirds Are Go! ($4.99, 7-10). New Stuart Little books are A Little Mess and A Little Too Fast ($3.99 each, 4-7). Wonder Woman by Nina Jaffe, illus. by Ben Caldwell, issues I Am Wonder Woman and The Contest ($3.99 each, 4-7); and Amazon Princess and The Journey Begins ($4.99 each, 7-10). Joining ¡Mucha Lucha! are Dance Disaster and Trading Card Trouble ($3.99 each, 4-7); and A Little Fishy and Doggone It ($3.50 each, 4-8). And new Charming Classics are Little Women Book Two: Good Wives Book and Charm by Louisa May Alcott, The Princess and the Goblin Book and Charm by George MacDonald, Five Children and It Book and Charm by E. Nesbit and Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett ($6.99 each, 8-12).

Board Book Reissues

The Velveteen Rabbit Board Book, based on the story by Margery Williams, illus. by Thea Kliros ($5.99, 2-6); and Fire Truck Board Book and Trucks Trucks Trucks Board Book by Peter Sís ($6.99 each, 3-6).


Van Helsing: The Junior Novel ($4.99) by Carla Jablonski, based on the screenplay by Stephen Sommers, features a photo insert of scenes from this movie. (8-12)

Paperback Series Reprints

What to Expect Kids reprints What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby and What to Expect When You Use the Potty by Heidi Murkoff, illus. by Laura Rader ($3.50 each, 2-5).


The Little Giant ($15.99) by Sergio Ruzzier. The smallest giant leaves town after the others make fun of him. (3-7)

The Ugly Truckling ($15.99) by David Gordon offers a new twist on a familiar tale. (3-7)

Toes ($15.99) by Tor Seidler, illus. by Eric Beddows, introduces the runt of the litter, born with seven toes on each paw. (8-up)

Shakespeare's Daughter ($15.99) by Peter Hassinger. Susanna Shakespeare longs to travel to London to see her father's world of players and poets. (10-up)

So B. It ($15.99) by Sarah Weeks. A girl sets out on a cross-country journey to discover the meaning of a mysterious word in her mentally disabled mother's 23-word vocabulary. (10-up)

Paperback Reprints

Terpin by Tor Seidler ($5.99, 8-12).


Flower Girl Butterflies ($15.99) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, illus. by Christiane Krömer. A girl is caught up in the planning and excitement of a wedding. (3-up)

Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse ($15.99) by Lindsay Barrett George offers a new take on the experiences of a city mouse and a country mouse. (3-up)

Kitten's First Full Moon ($15.99) by Kevin Henkes. Kitten thinks the full moon is a bowl of milk. (3-up)

Magic Thinks Big ($14.99) by Elisha Cooper. A big cat faces a dilemma. (3-up)

The Neighborhood Mother Goose ($15.99) by Nina Crews collects 41 rhymes. (3-up)

Home ($15.99) by Jeannie Baker. This wordless story follows the rebirth of an urban neighborhood. (4-up)

Little Raccoon's Big Question ($15.99) by Miriam Schlein, illus. by Ian Schoenherr. Little Raccoon discovers the moment his mother loves him best of all. (4-up)

Scamper and the Horse Show ($14.99) by Jessie Haas, illus. by Margot Apple, is the tale of two sisters and their mischievous horse. (4-up)

Sisters ($15.99) by Judith Caseley. This story about adoption is told from the alternating perspectives of two new sisters. (4-up)

Beauty, Her Basket ($15.99) by Sandra Belton, illus. by Cozbi Cabrera. Spending the summer with her grandmother on the Sea Islands, a girl learns about her family and about African American history. (5-up)

Flying Feet: A Mud Flat Story ($15.99) by James Stevenson. Two tap-dancing con artists dazzle the residents of Mud Flat. (5-up)

On This Spot: An Expedition Back Through Time ($15.99) by Susan Goodman, illus. by Lee Christiansen. The history of a single spot in a city takes readers back through 510 million years. (5-up)

A Packet of Seeds ($15.99) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Bethanne Andersen. When a pioneer family moves West, a girl cures her mother's homesickness by planting a garden. (5-up)

A Nest Full of Stars: Poems ($15.99) by James Berry, illus. by Ashley Bryan, brings together poems inspired by the author's Caribbean childhood. (7-up)

North ($15.99) by Donna Jo Napoli chronicles a boy's solo journey to the Arctic. (9-up)

The Feverbird's Claw ($15.99) by Jane Kurtz. In this fantasy, a young warrior conquers her enemies and her inner doubts after she is kidnapped. (10-up)

Hoofprints: Horse Poems ($15.99) by Jessie Haas presents 104 poems about horses through the ages. (10-up)

Is This Forever, or What? Poems & Paintings from Texas ($19.99), ed. by Naomi Shihab Nye. The work of 40 Texan artists illustrates poetry celebrating this state. (10-up)

Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America ($15.99), ed. by Jane Kurtz, collects stories and poems sharing the perspectives of children from both continents. (10-up)

Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories ($16.99) by Diana Wynne Jones compiles all of the author's short stories. (10-up)

The Oracle Betrayed ($16.99) by Catherine Fisher is a novel that fuses the cultures of ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. (12-up)


Potatoes, Potatoes by Anita Lobel ($15.99, 5-up); and Stopping for a Spell by Diana Wynne Jones ($15.99, paper $5.99, 8-up).

Paperback Reprints

Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams ($6.99, 7-up); Witch's Business by Diana Wynne Jones ($5.99, 8-up); and The Merlin Conspiracy by Jones ($7.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

I Can Read Books issues Amelia Bedelia and the Baby by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat; and The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Sleepy Sloth and The Case of the Fidgety Fox by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($3.99 each, 4-8). And Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda reprints Rowan of Rin, Rowan and the Travelers, Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal and Rowan and the Zebak ($5.99 each, 7-up).


Paperback ReprintCity of the Beasts by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden ($7.99, 10-up).


Amelia's Show-and-Tell Fiesta: Amelia y la fiesta de "muestra y cuenta" ($15.99) by Mimi Chapra, illus. by Martha Avilés, is a bilingual tale starring a Spanish-speaking girl new to an American school. (3-6)

Let's Count the Puppies ($12.99) by Katharine Kunhardt is a counting book featuring photos of Labrador Retriever puppies. (3-6)

The Leprechaun's Gold ($15.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole, presents an Irish legend about a leprechaun who rewards a harpist for his good deeds. (4-7)

Moo Who? ($15.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Keith Graves. A cow searches for her lost "moo." (4-7)

Wallace's Lists ($15.99) by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik, illus. by Olof Lanström. After meeting his neighbor, a list-making mouse discovers the joy of spontaneity and friendship. (4-7)


Away Laughing on a Fast Camel ($15.99) by Louise Rennison is the fifth novel starring British teen Georgia Nicolson. (14-up)

Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems ($15.99) by Julie Williams. In this debut novel written in verse, a girl recovers from the death of her father. (14-up)

The Garden ($15.99) by Elsie Aidinoff. This novel offers an interpretation of the biblical tale of the Garden of Eden. (14-up)

The Last Chance Texaco ($15.99) by Brent Hartinger is a story focusing on troubled teens in foster care. (14-up)

Miss Smithers ($15.99) by Susan Juby is a sequel to Alice, I Think. (14-up)

Nothing to Lose ($15.99) by Alex Flinn. A boy joins a traveling fair to escape his violent home. (14-up)

Tree Girl ($16.99) by Ben Mikaelsen. A teenager saves herself and her sister from the ravages of guerrilla warfare. (14-up)

Paperback Reprints

Alice, I Think by Susan Juby and Small Avalanches and Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates ($7.99 each, 12-up); and Claws by Will Weaver, Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants by Louise Rennison, Frozen Rodeo by Catherine Clark,

Geography Club by Brent Hartinger, Home of the Braves by David Klass and The Speed of Light by Ron Carlson ($6.99 each, 12-up).



Clay ($5.99) by Colby Rodowsky. An 11-year-old faces a dilemma when her younger brother becomes seriously ill and their mother refuses to consult a doctor. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis presents Don't Know Much About Abraham Lincoln, illus. by Rob Shepperson ($4.99, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander, illus. by Bruce Whatley ($6.99, all ages); I Loved You Before You Were Born by Anne Bowen, illus. by Greg Shed ($5.99, all ages); My World by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($5.99, 1-4); Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole ($5.99, 3-6); Seymour Simon's Book of Trains by Seymour Simon ($6.99, 3-6); Circus Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina ($5.99, 3-7); My Life with the Wave by Catherine Cowan, based on a story by Octavio Paz, illus. by Mark Buehner; The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Jim LaMarche; and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling, adapted and illus. by Jerry Pinkney ($6.99 each, 3-8); I'll Always Be Your Friend by Sam McBratney, illus. by Kim Lewis ($6.99, 4-8); Destination: Mars by Seymour Simon ($6.99, 5-up); Stanley, Flat Again! by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash ($4.99, 7-10); When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep, illus. by Suling Wang ($5.99, 8-10); Fruitlands: Louisa Alcott Made Perfect by Gloria Whelan, Millicent's Gift by Ann Rinaldi and The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson ($5.99 each, 8-12); Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng ($6.99, 8-12); The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan, Jackie's Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs, Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan, What Would Joey Do? by Jack Gantos and Who the Man by Chris Lynch ($5.99 each, 10-up); The Creek by Jennifer L. Holm, Ten Miles from Winnemucca by Thelma Hatch Wyss and Warrior Angel by Robert Lipsyte ($5.99 each, 12-up); The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett; and Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator by Meg Cabot ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

My First I Can Read Books offers Biscuit's Big Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($3.99, 3-5). I Can Read Books presents Mildred and Sam by Sharleen Collicott; A Pet for Me: Poems, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Jane Manning; Inspector Hopper's Mystery Year by Doug Cushman; Prairie Friends by Nancy Smiler Levinson, illus. by Stacey Schuett; and Elvis the Rooster Almost Goes to Heaven by Denys Cazet ($3.99 each, 4-8); The Frog and Toad Collection by Arnold Lobel ($11.99, 4-8); and The Battle for St. Michaels by Emily Arnold McCully ($3.99, 8-up). Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis reprints Don't Know Much About the 50 States, illus. by Renée Andriani; and Don't Know Much About the Presidents, illus. by Pedro Martin ($6.99 each, 6-9). The Princess Tales adds Vol. 2: Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, For Biddle's Sake, The Fairy's Return by Gail Carson Levine ($6.99, 7-12). The Adventures of Young Buffalo Bill rides on with To the Frontier and One Sky Above Us by E. Cody Kimmel ($5.99 each, 8-12). Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventures adds Mickey & Me ($5.99, 8-12). New to Little House is Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Jim LaMarche ($5.99, 8-12). Young Heroes gains Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris ($5.99, 8-12). Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm joins Boston Jane ($5.99, 10-up). And The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot reprints Princess in Waiting ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($6.95, all ages); Paul Bunyan 20th Anniv. Ed. by Stephen Kellogg ($6.99, 3-8); The Gingerbread Rabbit by Randall Jarrell, illus. by Garth Williams ($6.99, 3-up); Henry and Ribsy 50th Anniv. Ed. by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Louis Darling; and The Revenge of Randal Reese-Rat by Tor Seidler, illus. by Brett Helquist ($5.99 each, 8-12); and Coraline by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean; and Far North by Will Hobbs ($5.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

The Bromeliad Trilogy offers Truckers, Diggers and Wings by Terry Pratchett ($5.99, 10-up).


A Coyote's in the House ($15.95) by Elmore Leonard, illus. by Reel FX Creative Studios. In this novel set in Hollywood, a German shepherd invites a curious coyote into a life of luxury. (10-up)

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24 Hours for Teens ($10) is an updated edition of this 1949 book, which offers meditations and prayers for each day of the year. (12-up)


Plaidypus Lost ($16.95) by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Janet Stevens, follows the adventures of a girl and her special friend. (3-6)

Down on the Farm ($16.95) by Merrily Kutner, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, is a farmyard tale starring a naughty young goat. (3-6)

Go to Sleep, Groundhog! ($16.95) by Judy Cox, illus. by Paul Meisel. Unable to sleep, Groundhog experiences autumn and winter holidays for the first time. (4-8)

Papa's Mark ($16.95) by Gwendolyn

Battle-Lavert, illus. by Colin Bootman. After his son teaches him to write his name, a man votes in the first election in which African Americans were allowed to vote. (4-8)

A Good Night for Freedom ($16.95) by Barbara Olenyik Morrow, illus. by Leonard Jenkins. When Hallie discovers two runaway slaves in hiding, will she protect her family or help the slaves out? (4-8)

Cluck O'Clock ($16.95) by Kes Gray, illus. by Mary McQuillan. In this book that teaches time, a clock ticks away as hens in the coop stir up mischief. (4-8)

Bug Safari ($16.95) by Bob Barner. In the jungle, a young explorer encounters various creepy crawlers. (4-8)

Last Day, Hooray! ($16.95) by Nancy Poydar. It's the last day of school in this companion volume to First Day, Hooray! (4-8)

Supersnouts! ($16.95) by Steve Björkman. Three pigs set out to rescue the farmer's house from burglars. (4-8)

A Spree in Paree ($16.95) by Catherine Stock. Animals from Monsieur Monmouton's farm visit Paris. (4-8)

Grandma Moses ($16.95) by Alexandra Wallner. Folk-art paintings illustrate this look at the life of this celebrated artist. (4-8)

Look at My Book: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books ($16.95) by Loreen Leedy is a guide to creating books. (4-8)

Come to the Great World: Poems from Around the Globe ($16.95), selected by Wendy Cooling, illus. by Sheila Moxley, is a poetry anthology celebrating children. (4-8)

WhuppityStoorie ($16.95) by John Warren Stewig, illus. by Preston McDaniels, retells this story in which a Scottish widow must outwit a cunning stranger to save her baby and her sow. (4-8)

Enemies of Slavery ($16.95) by David A. Adler, illus. by Donald A. Smith, profiles 13 individuals who battled slavery in America. (6-9)

Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All ($16.95) by Mary Amato, illus. by Ethan Long, recounts the adventures of Orville and Wilbur Riot. (6-10)

The School at Crooked Creek ($15.95) by Laurie Lawlor, illus. by Ronald Himler, is a chapter book about a boy living on the Indiana frontier in the 1820s. (6-10)

The Double-Digit Club ($15.95) by Marion Dane Bauer. During summer vacation, a girl learns some painful truths about friendship and about herself. (8-12)

The Secret Life of a Boarding School Brat ($16.95) by Amy Gordon. Set in a New England school in 1965, this novel introduces a homesick girl who feels unwanted. (8-12)

White Star: A Dog on theTitanic ($16.95) by Marty Crisp tells of the bond between a boy and a dog during one terrifying night. (8-12)

No Dogs Allowed! ($16.95) by Bill Wallace. After Kristine loses her beloved horse, a puppy helps her open her heart to new friendships. (8-12)

Otto and the Flying Twins: The First Book of the Karmidee ($17.95) by Charlotte Haptie. Otto discovers that his city is a remnant of an ancient magical world now threatened by humans. (8-12)

Why Does the Coquí Sing? ($16.95) by Barbara Garland Polikoff. When her family moves to Puerto Rico, a girl begins a journey of self-discovery. (10-up)

USSConstellation: Pride of the American Navy ($16.95) by Walter Dean Myers documents the history of this ship. (10-up)

A Mid-Semester Night's Dream ($16.95) by Margaret Meacham. A teenage fairy-godmother-in-training directs her own real-life version of Shakespeare's comedy. (10-up)

Last of the Roundup Boys ($16.95) by Debra Seely is a sequel to Grasslands. (11-up)

Follow the Blue ($16.95) by Brigid Lowery. One summer, a girl who is tired of being sensible and good discovers the magic of boys, friendship and family. (12-up)

Paperback ReprintsGiant Pandas by Gail Gibbons; A Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower by David A. Adler; and Souperchicken by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Mary Jane and Herm Auch ($6.95 each, 4-8); Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver, illus. by Lynn Rowe Reed ($6.95, 5-8); and There's a Frog in My Throat! 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me by Loreen Leedy and Pat Street, illus. by Loreen Leedy ($6.95, 6-9).


Holiday House Readers rolls out Easter Egg Disaster: A Harry & Emily Adventure by Karen Gray Ruelle ($14.95, paper $4.95, 5-8).


The Story of Noah and the Ark ($18.95) by Gennady Spirin illustrates this biblical tale. (All ages)

The Babysitter Sings ($16.95) by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Mélisande Potter, aims to ease a child's fears about separation. (2-5)

Construction Countdown ($14.95) by K.C. Olson, illus. by David Gordon, is a countdown book featuring construction vehicles. (3-6)

Cat Skiddo ($16.95) by Bethany Roberts, illus. by R.W. Alley, depicts the antics of a pair of precocious kittens. (3-7)

Beach Is to Fun: A Book of Relationships ($16.95) by Pat Brisson, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa, introduces beach-related wordplay. (4-7)

Blue Sky Bluebird ($16.95) by Rick Chrustowski reveals a season in the life of a bluebird family. (4-7)

Mary Was a Little Lamb ($16.95) by Gloria Rand, illus. by Ted Rand. A mischievous lamb makes friends with the children of Cranberry Island. (4-7)

Ralphie and the Swamp Baby ($15.95) by Vicky Rubin presents a tale about the arrival of an uncommon new sibling. (4-7)

Vera Rides a Bike ($16.95) by Vera Rosenberry. Vera learns to ride a bike. (4-7)

A City Is ($16.95) by Norman Rosten, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg, pays tribute to New York City. (4-8)

Arrowhawk ($16.95) by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, relays an injured red-tailed hawk's story of survival. (4-8)

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest ($16.95) by Brenda Guiberson, illus. by Steve Jenkins, tours a tropical rain forest. (4-8)

Come to My Party: And Other Shape Poems ($17.95) by Heidi Roemer, illus. by Hideko Takahashi, collects poems celebrating the seasons. (4-9)

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey ($16.95) by Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker, illus. by Julie Paschkis, introduces the world of visionary art. (5-9)

Feathers: Poems About Birds ($16.95) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Lisa McCue, compiles verse about various birds. (5-9)

The Beach Patrol ($15.95) by John O'Brien and Max Bilkins, illus. by O'Brien, depicts the workings of a beach patrol. (5-10)

American Moments: Scenes from American History ($18.95) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Bruce Strachan, re-creates 18 historic events. (6-10)

The SOS File ($15.95) by Betsy Byars, Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffey, illus. by Arthur Howard. A class listens to 12 SOS tales. (8-12)

Hunchback ($16.95) by Randall Wright is an adventure involving castles, kings, traitors and the hunchback who saves them all. (10-up)

Baby Blue ($16.95) by Michelle Kwasney is a novel exposing the world of spousal abuse. (12-up)

My Father's Summers: A Daughter's Memoir ($15.95) by Kathi Appelt. Prose poems describe the experience of growing up in a loving, imperfect family. (12-up)

Revenge and Forgiveness ($16.95) by Patrice Vecchione collects poetry on these themes. (12-up)

Vote for Larry ($16.95) by Janet Tashjian. Larry returns to take on the American political system. (14-up)

Doing It ($15.95) by Melvin Burgess offers an account of contemporary teenage life. (16-up)


Unlikely Exploits starts up with The Fall of Fergal by Philip Ardagh, illus. by David Roberts ($9.95, 8-up). And The Shamer Chronicles debuts with The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol ($16.95, 11-up).

Paperback Reprints

Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino ($6.95, 3-6); Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell, illus. by Randy Cecil ($6.95, 4-8); Dumpy La Rue by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($6.95, 4-9); and Daniel's Walk by Michael Spooner ($6.95, 12-up).



Discover California Shrubs ($17.95) by MaryRuth Casebeer examines 45 shrubs native to this state. (13-18)


Remember: The Journey to School Integration ($18) by Tony Morrison. Archival photos accompany this fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of children who lived during this era. (All ages)

Actual Size ($16) by Steve Jenkins depicts animals at their actual sizes. (All ages)

Curious George's Neighborhood: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure ($11.95) by Margret and H.A. Rey. George and the man with the yellow hat explore their neighborhood. (2-5)

Bad Bears in the Big City: An Irving and Muktuk Story ($16) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater. These polar bears escape from the zoo and search for blueberry muffins. (4-8)

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel ($16) by Leslie Connor, illus. by Mary Azarian. An immigrant woman starts a new life with the help of an ordinary shovel. ($-8)

I Live in Brooklyn ($16) by Mari Takabayashi. A girl introduces readers to her favorite places and activities near her home. (4-8)

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog ($15) by Pamela Turner, illus. by Yan Nascimbene, tells of a dog whose loyalty made him famous in Japan. (4-8)

Spy Hops and Belly Flops: Curious Behaviors of Woodland Animals ($16) by Lynda Graham-Barber, illus. by Brian Lies, examines animal behavior. (4-8)

The Emperor's New Clothes ($16, paper $6.95) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Virginia Lee Burton, presents this classic tale with Burton's original illustrations. (4-8)

Animals Asleep ($15) by Sneed B. Collard III, illus. by Anik McGrory, explores the ways animals sleep. (4-8)

If You Want to See a Caribou ($16) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jim Meyer, tracks the elusive caribou. (4-8)

Sure As Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends ($17) by Alice McGill, illus. by Don Tate, retells tales starring this rascal. (5-8)

Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves ($16) by James Rumford. The discovery of the Hawaiian Islands leads to a friendship between a boy and a seal. (5-9)

Three Stories You Can Read to Your Teddy Bear ($15) by Sara Swan Miller, illus. by True Kelley, reveals what mischievous teddies do when their owners are at school. (6-9)

The Flag Maker ($16) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illus. by Claire Nivola, tells of the making of the American flag. (6-10)

Missy Violet and Me ($15) by Barbara Hathaway is the story of a girl who becomes an apprentice to a midwife in the rural South. (7-10)

The Gift Moves ($15) by Steve Lyon offers the tale of two young adults in a futuristic society in which everyone bears a meaningful tattoo. (10-14)

How I Found the Strong ($15) by Margaret McMullan centers on a boy coming of age during the Civil War. (10-14)

Looking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage ($16) by Sophie Webb takes a tour of the Aleutian Islands. (10-up)


Scientists in the Field adds The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery, photos by Nic Bishop ($18, 7-12). And The Squire's Tales issues The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-Cart Knight by Gerald Morris ($16, 10-14).

Paperback Reprints

Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World by Margret and H.A. Rey; The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale by Yumi Heo; The Fantastic Drawings of Danielle by Barbara McClintock; The Legend of the Lady Slipper by Lise Lunge-Larsen and Margi Preus, illus. by Andrea Arroyo; and Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George Warren, illus. by Laura Levine ($5.95 each, 4-8); Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354 by James Rumford ($5.95, 6-10); My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb ($5.95, 8-12); We Rode the Orphan Train by Andrea Warren ($8.95, 8-12); Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark by Charles Bohner ($6.95, 10-14); and Lost at Sea by Jonathan Neale ($5.95, 10-14).

Paperback Series Reprints

Scientists in the Field presents The Bug Scientist by Donna Jackson ($5.95, 8-12). And The Squire's Tales reprints The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf and Parsifal's Page by Gerald Morris ($5.95 each, 10-14).



48 Shades of Brown ($6.99) by Nick Earls is a novel navigating an Australian teen's chaotic world of roommates, birds and love. (13-up)

Paperback Reprints

Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl, Zazoo by Richard Mosher, 3NBs of Julien Drew by James M. Deem, Dunk by David Lubar and Comfort by Carolee Dean ($6.99 each, 13-up).


Music for Alice ($17) by Allen Say. This true story of a woman who met many challenges begins in the period of Japanese-American internment during WWII. (All ages)

The Coast Mappers ($16) by Taylor Morrison examines the U.S. Coast Survey's West Coast Reconnaissance in the mid-1800s. (All ages)

Perfectly Martha ($16) by Susan Meddaugh. This canine relies on her alphabet soup to foil an obedience school scam. (4-8)

Mouse in the House ($15) by John and Ann Hassett. Nana Quimby discovers that sometimes the solution can be worse than the problem. (4-8)

On the Hill ($15) by Lisa Jahn-Clough. Though they love their own little homes, Camille and Franzi set off in search of something that is missing. (4-8)

Rockheads ($16) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Todd McKie, is a counting tale. (4-8)

Messenger ($16) by Lois Lowry is a companion novel to The Giver and Gathering Blue. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints

Building Big by David Macaulay ($12.95, all ages); and River by Debbie Atwell; Tackylocks and the Three Bears by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger; and The Mouse That Snored by Bernard Waber ($5.95 each, 4-8)


McDuff's Favorite Things and McDuff's Hide-and-Seek ($9.99 each) by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers, are tales featuring this Westie. (18 mos.- 4 yrs.)

Furry Tales: Monkey, Tiger, Piggie and Bunny ($9.99 each) by Mary McQuillan, illus. by Penny Little, are die-cut board books. (18 mos.- 4 yrs.)

Mo's Stinky Sweater ($14.99) by David Bedford, illus. by Edward Eaves. Will Mother Monkey ever get to wash Mo's grubby rainbow sweater? (2-5)

Bed Hogs ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Howard Fine, is a tale about bed hogs and their sleep-deprived parents. (2-5)

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! ($12.99) by Mo Willems is a follow-up to Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (2-6)

My Kindergarten ($16.99) by Rosemary Wells tracks a kindergarten class's school year. (3-6)

While You Are Away ($15.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Renée Graef. This book about separation and reunion features art depicting military families. (3-7)

Pumpkin Cat ($15.99) by Ann Turner, illus. by Amy June Bates, offers a Halloween story of friendship. (3-7)

Moosekitos: A Moose Family Reunion ($15.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Henry Cole. Will a swarm of moosekitos ruin the Moose family's get-together? (4-8)

Creature Carnival ($15.99) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Gris Grimly, collects 26 poems centering on creatures from myth, legend and popular culture. (5-9)

What Is Goodbye? ($15.99) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Raúl Colón, presents poetry about the grieving process, written in the alternating voices of a brother and sister. (8-12)

Little Cricket ($15.99) by Jackie Brown. When North Vietnamese soldiers destroy their Laotian village, two children and their grandfather emigrate to America. (9-12)

Blue Jasmine ($15.99) by Kashmira Sheth is a first novel that reveals the meaning of home and family. (9-12)

Sign of the Qin ($17.99) by L.G. Bass launches the Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh fantasy trilogy. (10-up)

Confessions of a Not It Girl ($15.99) by Melissa Kantor. This debut novel takes a look at senior year from the perspective of a girl convinced she is anything but "It." (12-up)


Baby Einstein presents the following titles by Julie Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidi: World Around Me: Sky ($15.99, 6 mos.-up); Numbers and Shapes Discovery Cards and Baby MacDonald on the Farm ($9.99 each, 9 mos.-up); Sweet Dreams, Mimi ($5.99, 9 mos.-up); and See How I Feel ($7.99, 9 mos.-up). Witch Twins return in Witch Twins and the Ghost of Glenn Bly by Adele Griffin ($15.99, 7-11). Tales from the Odyssey gains Return to Ithaca by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Troy Howell ($9.99, 8-11). And A Day That Changed America adds D-Day: They Fought to Free Europe from Hitler's Tyranny by Shelley Tanaka, illus. by David Craig ($16.99, 8-up).

Paperback Reprints

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi ($6.99, 8-12); Hannah, Divided by Adele Griffin ($5.99, 8-12); Loch by Paul Zindel ($7.99, 10-14); Zindel's The Doom Stone and Waiting to Disappear by April Young Fritz ($5.99 each, 10-14); I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale ($6.99, 12-up); and Drowning Anna by Sue Mayfield ($5.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Witch Twins offers Witch Twins and Melody Malady by Adele Griffin ($5.99, 7-11).

Paperback Series Reissues

The Wind on Fire by William Nicholson issues The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong ($7.99 each, 10-up).


The Daddy Mountain ($15.95) by Jules Feiffer. A child reveals how, beginning by balancing on her father's shoe, she climbs to the top of her "daddy mountain." (2-up)


A Wild Cowboy ($14.99) by Dana Kessimakis Smith, illus. by Laura Freeman. While at his grandmother's, a kindergartener uses his imagination to take a wild cowboy ride. (3-6)

Sharon Flake Boxed Set ($17.99) packages The Skin I'm In, Money Hungry and Begging for Change. (10-up)

Jason & Kyra ($16.99) by Dana Davidson reveals the budding relationship between a basketball star and a brainy girl. (12-up)

Who Am I Without Him? ($15.99) by Sharon G. Flake explores the minds of girls trying to define themselves while remaining relevant to the boys in their lives. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Shanna's First Readers debuts with Shanna's Animal Riddles, Shanna's Party Surprise, Shanna's Bear Hunt and Shanna's Hip, Hop, Hooray! by Jean Marzollo ($3.99 each, 4-6). Willimena Rules! adds How to Fish for Trouble by Valerie Wilson Wesley, illus. by Maryn Roos ($3.99, 7-10). And The Cheetah Girls offers Growl Power Forever! by Deborah Gregory ($9.99, 8-12).

Paperback Reprint

Begging for Change by Sharon G. Flake ($5.99, 10-up).


Ella Enchanted Scrapbook ($5.99) examines the making of this upcoming movie. (7-10)

The Supernaturalist ($16.95) by Eoin Colfer is a futuristic adventure tale. (10-up)

The Prophecy of the Stones: A Novel ($16.95) by Flavia Bujor. This tale by a 14-year-old author tells of three teens chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy. (10-up)

Be More Chill ($16.95) by Ned Vizzini. A dorky teen swallows a pill-sized computer guaranteed to grant him whatever he desires. (13-up)

Paperback Series

Spy Kids Adventures adds Spring Fever and Off Sides by Elizabeth Lenhard, based on characters by Robert Rodriguez ($4.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Series Reprint

Artemis Fowl issues The Eternity Code ($7.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Artemis Fowl presents The Arctic Incident ($5.99) by Eoin Colfer (10-up).



Daughters of the Moon continues with TheProphecy by Lynne Ewing ($9.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Maurice Sendak's Seven Little Monsters welcomes Bedtime Story and What Time Is It? by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Raymond Jaflice ($3.99 each, 5-7). New to Monster Manor are Horror Gets Slimed, Count Snobula Vamps It Up and Sally Gets Silly by Paul Martin and Manu Boisteau ($4.99 each, 7-10). Joining From the Files of Madison Finn are Three's a Crowd ($4.99) and To Have and to Hold, a special edition ($5.99) by Laura Dower (8-12). And The Horseshoe Trilogies adds Leap of Faith, Full of Hope and Charity's Gift by Lucy Daniels ($4.99 each, 8-12).

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