A Mother's Promise ($15.95) by Lisa Humphrey, illus. by David Danioth. A mother's promise to her child launches a lifetime of sharing between the two. (All ages)

We Share One World ($15.95) by Jane Hoffelt, illus. by Marty Husted, reveals how different cultures share our planet. (3-10)



The Divorce Helpbook for Teens ($13.95) by Cynthia MacGregor offers advice to teens experiencing the divorce of their parents. (12-18)



Awakening to Animal Voices: A Teen Guide to Telepathic Communication with All Life ($14.95) by Dawn Baumann Brunke sets out to teach teens how to connect with the world. (12-up)


Monster Munch: 100 Things for Monster's Lunch ($16.99) by Leslie Bockol, illus. by Chris Sharp. This oversized board book teaches counting and includes game pieces and a poster. (3-6)


Original Soft Shapes welcomes My Ducky by Bob Filipowich; and Filipowich's My Easter Basket joins Tote-Along Soft Shapes ($8.99 each, 1-4). Hear and There chimes in with Sounds on the Farm and Sounds on the Go by Gail Donovan, illus. by Laura Ovresat ($18.99 each, 2-5). Now I'm Reading! issues My World ($16.99, 3-6) and Snack Attack ($16.99, 4-7) by Nora Gaydos, illus. by BB Sams. And Spin, Read & Play offers Your World: Start Here by Kevin Rechin ($14.99, 6-up).



My Name Starts With presents My Name Starts with M and My Name Starts with J by Larry Hayes, illus. by Airlie Anderson ($12.95 each, 1-8).


Island of the Minotaur: Greek Myths of Ancient Crete ($19.95) by Sheldon Oberman, illus. by Blair Drawson, retells Minoan myths. (8-up)



Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star ($9.95) by Devra Newberger Speregen is a biography of Israel's first astronaut, who perished on the space shuttle Columbia. (9-up)

Paperback Reprints

Remember Not to Forget: A Memory of the Holocaust by Norman Finkelstein, illus. by Lois and Lars Hokanson ($9.95, 6-up); and The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Hagit Allon and Lena Zehavi, illus. by Yossi Abolafia ($12.95, 8-up).

Paperback Reissues

The Answered Prayer: And Other Yemenite Folktales by Sharlya Gold and Misahel Maswari Caspi, illus. by Marjory Wunsch; and The Seven Good Years: And Other Stories of I.L. Peretz by I.L. Peretz, trans. and adapted by Esther Hautzig, illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray ($9.95 each, all ages).


MaDears's Old Green House ($16.95) by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Sonia Lynn Sadler, shares a girl's memories of summers at her grandmother's. (5-up)



Monster Bug by Linda Hayward, illus. by Diane Palmisciano. Two children devise a way to get back at their older siblings who tease them constantly. (4-6)

Picky Peggy ($4.99) by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Lynn Adams. Taking care of a new pet duckling, Peggy learns the importance of good nutrition. (4-6)

Bubble Trouble by Nat Gabriel, illus. by John Nez. Grace finds a way to make it into her older sister's Bubble Gum Club. (4-7)

Butterfly Fever ($4.99) by Lori Haskins, illus. by Jerry Smath. Attending a new school, Ellie makes friends while studying Monarch butterfly migration. (6-8)

Hocus Focus ($4.99) by Sarah Willson, illus. by Amy Wummer, is a tale about two youngsters who realize the benefits of wearing glasses. (6-8)


Counting with Apollo ($13.95) by Caroline Grégoire. Apollo teaches numbers and colors. (3-6)

What Eddie Can Do ($15.95) by Wilfried Gebhard. Can Eddie save his best friend and learn to tie his shoes? (3-6)

Little Fish ($15.95) by Sanne te Loo. Rosa is no longer bored after Little Fish splashes onto her lap and into her heart. (4-8)

Paul Needs Specs ($15.95) by Bernard Cohen, illus. by Geoff Kelly. A girl tells of her brother's adventure with glasses. (4-8)


In Front of the Ant: Walking with Beetles and Other Insects ($8.95) by Ryuichi Kuwahara, photos by Satoshi Kuribayashi. Photos reveal a bug's-eye view. (2-4)

Playing with Stuff: Outrageous Games with Ordinary Objects ($9.95) by Ferry Piekart, illus. by Lars Deltrap, describes games using household items. (6-12)


It's Seder Time! ($12.95) by Latifa Berry Kropf, photos by Tod Cohen. A preschool class prepares for Passover. (2-6)

Where Do People Go When They Die? ($15.95) by Mindy Avra Portnoy, illus. by Shelly O. Haas, provides a variety of answers to this question. (3-8)

Keeping the Promise: A Torah's Journey ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illus. by Craig Orback, follows the journey of the historical Torah scroll that astronaut Ilan Ramon brought with him on the space shuttle Columbia. (6-10)

Ilan Ramon: Israel's Space Hero ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Barbara Sofer profiles the life of this astronaut. (8-11)


No Rules for Michael ($6.95) by Sylvia Rouss, illus. by Susan Simon. Michael's wish that there were no rules at school comes true. (3-6)

The Purim Surprise ($6.95) by Lesley Simpson, illus. by Peter Church. Though it seems that Naomi's mother has forgotten her birthday, the girl gets a surprise while delivering Purim treats to neighbors. (3-8)

Matzah Meals: A Passover Cookbook for Kids ($7.95) by Judy Tabs and Barbara Steinberg, illus. by Bill Hauser, collects holiday recipes. (5-up)

Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present ($8.95) by David Goldman compiles statistics and anecdotes about athletes. (11-up)


City Colors ($14.95), photos by Zoran Milich, features photos of colors in cities around the world. (2-5)

Big Week for Little Mouse ($14.95) by Eugenie Fernandes, illus. by Kim Fernandes. Little Mouse has a week to get her house ready for her birthday party. (2-5)

ABC of America ($14.95) by Kim Bellefontaine, illus. by Per-Henrik Gürth, takes an alphabetical tour of America. (2-6)

Monsieur Saguette and His Baguette ($14.95) by Frank Asch. Monsieur Saguette uses his imagination to help himself and others in times of need. (3-7)

Bees and Ants ($14.95 each, paper $5.95) by Deborah Hodge, photos by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, focus on these creatures. (4-7)

Bean's Big Day ($15.95) by Karen Ackerman, illus. by Paul Mombourquette, shows what happens when a man from the moving picture business comes to town to find someone to appear in a picture show. (5-10)

The Kids Book of the Night Sky ($19.95, paper $12.95) by Jane Drake and Ann Love, illus. by Heather Collins, examines the nighttime sky. (6-up)

The Kids Guide to Money Cent$ ($14.95, paper $7.95) by Keltie Thomas, illus. by Steve MacEachern, discusses money matters. (8-12)

The Thought of High Windows ($16.95) by Lynne Kositsky centers on a Jewish girl on the run from the Nazis during WWII. (12-up)


Franklin TV Storybooks offers Franklin Helps Out, Franklin and the Hero and Franklin Forgives, based on characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ($10.95 each, 3-8). Kids Can Read presents Sam Gets Lost and Sam Goes to School by Mary Labatt, illus. by Marisol Sarrazin ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); Franklin and the Contest and Franklin and the Scooter ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Funtime Riddles and Recess Riddles by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Jane Kurisu ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). Once-Upon-A-Time continues with Three Cat and Mouse Tales by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Josée Masse ($10.95, 5-8). Joining Animal Behavior is Animal Groups: How Animals Live Together by Etta Kaner, illus. by Pat Stephens ($10.95, paper $5.95, 7-11).

Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History greets Helen Keller: A Determined Life by Elizabeth MacLeod ($14.95, paper $6.95, 8-12). New to Kids Can Do It are Embroidery by Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by June Bradford; and Stuff for Your Space by Ellen Warwick, illus. by Bernice Lum ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-up). And joining Mysterious You is Aha! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Intelligence by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Rose Cowles ($14.95, paper $7.95, 9-14).

Paperback Series

Kids Can Press Jumbo Books gains The Jumbo Book of Drama by Deborah Dunleavy, illus. by Jane Kurisu ($14.95, 7-up).

Paperback Reprints

Cappuccina Goes to Town by Mary Ann Smith and Kate Smith Milway, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes ($5.95, 5-8); Busy Little Mouse by Eugenie Fernandes, illus. by Kim Fernandes ($5.95, 2-5); Children Around the World by Donata Montanari ($6.95, 3-7); The Bear on the Bed by Ruth Miller, illus. by Bill Slavin ($5.95, 5-8); The Carved Box by Gillian Chan ($6.95, 10-14); and Chan's A Foreign Field ($5.95, 10-14).


My Easter Basket Book ($7.95) is a shaped, touch-and-feel board book. (2-5)

Summer Olympics ($12.95) by Clive Gifford. Photos illustrate this guide to the Olympics. (8-12)

The Kingfisher Illustrated Nature Encyclopedia ($24.95), ed. by David Burnie, examines major plant and animal groups. (9-14)

The Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia ($12.95) by David Burnie is a compact edition of Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia. (9-14)


Animal Babies adds Animal Babies in Grasslands, Animal Babies in Polar Lands, Animal Babies in Ponds and Rivers and Animal Babies in Rainforests ($7.95 each, 2-5). All Aboard rolls on with At the Pool, In the Park, On the Move and Perfect Pets; as well as bilingual English-Spanish editions: Vamos a la piscine/At the Pool; Vamos al parque/In the Park; Vamos de viaje/On the Move and Mascotas maravillosas/Perfect Pets, all illus. by Mandy Stanley ($3.95 each, 2-5). I Wonder Why offers I Wonder Why Volcanoes Blow Their Tops? ($11.95, 5-8). Kingfisher Young Knowledge introduces Maps and Mapping by Deborah Chancellor, Oceans and Seas by Nicola Davies and Apes and Monkeys by Barbara Taylor ($8.95 each, 5-8). Joining Kingfisher Knowledge are Animal Giants by Barbara Taylor, Archaeology by Trevor Barnes and Communication by Richard Platt ($11.95 each, 9-14).


Poems for the Very Young ($9.95), compiled by Michael Rosen, illus. by Bob Graham, rounds up more than 100 poems from various cultures. (2-5)

Soccer ($18.95) by Clive Gifford is a guide to this sport. (8-up)

Paperback Series

Backyard Books presents Are You an Ant?, Are You a Bee?, Are you a Dragonfly? and Are You a Grasshopper? by Judy Allen, illus. by Tudor Humphries ($4.95 each, 3-6). I Am Reading starts up with Brown Bear Gets in Shape by Alan Durant, illus. by Annabel Hudson; Captain Pepper's Pets by Sally Grindley, illus. by David Parkins; Just Mabel by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Sue Heap; Moose and Mouse by Colin West; Noisy Neighbors by Nicola Moon, illus. by Liz Million; Ricky's Rat Gang by Anthony Masters, illus. by Chris Fisher; Small Bad Wolf by Sean Taylor, illus. by Jan Lewis; and Mr. Cool by Jacqueline Wilson, illus. by Stephen Lewis ($3.95 each, 7-8). Joining Sidesplitters is Yuck! The Grossest Joke Book Ever, illus. by Martin Chatterton ($3.95, 7-10). The World Of presents The World of Dinosaurs by Michael Benton, The World of Horses by Jackie Budd, The World of Pirates by Philip Steele and The World of Pyramids by Anne Millard ($8.95 each, 8-12). And Kingfisher Riding Club issues Horse and Pony Care and First Riding Lessons by Sandy Ransford, photos by Bob Langrish ($8.95 each, 9-14).

Paperback Reprints

The Kingfisher First Thesaurus by George Beal, illus. by Martin Chatterton; and The Kingfisher First Dictionary, ed. by John Grisewood ($9.95 each, 5-8).

Paperback Series Reprints

A Kingfisher Treasury of Stories reprints four anthologies selected by Edward and Nancy Blishen: A Treasury of Stories for Eight Year Olds, illus. by Mick Reid; A Treasury of Stories for Five Year Olds, illus. by Polly Noakes; A Treasury of Stories for Seven Year Olds, illus. by Patricia Ludlow; and A Treasury of Stories for Six Year Olds, illus. by Tizzie Knowles ($5.95 each, 5-8). I Wonder Why offers I Wonder Why Castles Had Moats by Philip Steele and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night by Jackie Gaff ($5.95 each, 5-8). Sidesplitters gains Knock! Knock! The Best Knock! Knock! Jokes Ever by Tim Archbold, Hee! Hee! Hee! The Funniest Joke Book Ever by Mik Brown and Unforgettable Elephant Jokes by Tania Hurt-Newton ($3.95 each, 7-10). And Red Hot Reads adds Top Teen Stories, compiled by Betsy Byars, illus. by Robert Geary; Adventure Stories by Clive King, illus. by Brian Walker; Heroic Stories, compiled by Anthony Masters, illus. by Chris Molan; and Supernatural Stories, compiled by William Mayne, illus. by Martin Salisbury ($6.95 each, 9-14).


The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes ($16.95) by Doug Stillinger offers instructions for making paper flyers. (7-up)

Me & My Friends: The Book of Us ($14.95) by Barbara Kane features activities, quizzes, fill-in-the-blanks and messages in code. (8-up)

Road Trip Trivia ($12.95) by the editors of Klutz presents more than 300 questions and answers for young travelers. (9-up)

Rainbow Hairstyles: Simple Styles with a Touch of Color ($16.95) by Susan Fox is a book packaged with a set of brush-on, wash-out colors. (9-up)

Twirled Paper ($16.95) by Jacqueline Lee outlines projects based on the craft of curling paper. (10-up)

Spool Knit Jewelry ($19.95) by Anne Akers Johnson provides instructions for making bracelets, anklets and rings. (12-up)


The Amazing Journey of Noah and His Incredible Ark ($11.99) by Gerald Hawksley is packaged with wooden animals that match images in the book. (up to 5)

Changing Picture Bible Stories ($10.99) by Tim Dowley, illus. by Stuart Martin, features sliding doors that reveal before-and-after pictures of five Old Testament characters. (3-5)

My First Book of Prayers ($10.99) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Alison Atkins, emphasizes the importance of prayer. (5-7)

All Safe on Board ($11.99) by Mig Holder, illus. by Steve Smallman, recounts the story of Noah's Ark from the perspective of the animals on board. (5-7)

The Greatest Bible Treasure Hunt ($12.99) by Tim Dowley, illus. by Tony Kenyon, combines biblical stories and activities. (6-9)


The Long Ride ($13.99) by Don Regier, illus. by Karen Pritchett, is a flipbook focusing on a family that grows through adoption. (4-7)

So That's What God Is Like ($13.99) by LeAnne Hardy, illus. by Janet Wilson, aims to help children understand the power and love of God. (5-up)

Lass ($12.99) by Roland Gebauer, illus. by Cheri Bladholdm, is based on Phillip Keller's Lessons from a Sheepdog. (5-up)


Goldilocks & the Three Bears ($8.95) by Frances Brundage. This shaped book is a facsimile of an edition illustrated by Brundage in 1919. (All ages)

The Secret Life of Jack o'Lanterns ($14.95) by Welleran Poltarnees. Illustrations from vintage children's books are featured in this tale about the antics of jack o'lanterns. (All ages)


The Golden Cricket: A Story of Luck and Prosperity ($19.95) by Marilee Joy Mayfield, illus. by Randy Jennings, offers a fable about finding the good in everyday lives. (4-up)


Hearts-Beared Books presents The Tiny Adventures of Big Sister and Little Sister by Marilee Joy Mayfield, illus. by Crista Kathleen McGinley ($19.95, 4-up).


Paperback Series

Reader Rabbit Fun With presents A-B-Cs, 1-2-3s, Colors and Shapes ($4.99 each, 3-7). Reader Rabbit Spelling Challenge issues 1st Grade and 2nd Grade ($6.99 each, 4-7). Joining The Oregon Trail Adventures are Westward Bound!, The Bounty Hunter and Ride to Rescue ($4.99 each, 7-12). New ClueFinders Mystery Adventures are The Mystery of Microsneezia and The Secret of the Backlot Banshee ($4.99 each, 7-12). And Carmen Sandiego stars in World Adventure and USA Adventure ($6.99 each, 7-12).


Title in Spanish

Olivia…y el juguete desaparecido (Olivia…and the Missing Toy) by Ian Falconer, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($16.95, 5-7).

Paperbacks in Spanish

Arturo y el concurso de poesía (Arthur and the Poetry Contest) and Arturo y la carrera por la lectura (Arthur and the Race to Read) by Marc Brown, trans. by Esther Sarfatti ($4.95 each, 5-8).


Arrorró mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games ($16.95) by Lulu Delacre is a bilingual collections. (up to 5)

Joe Louis, My Champion ($16.95) by William Miller, illus. by Rodney Pate, centers on an African American boy whose role model is prizefighter Joe Louis. (5-up)

Sweet Music in Harlem ($16.95) by Debbie Taylor, illus. by Frank Morrison. An African American boy brings together neighborhood jazz musicians for a photograph. (5-up)

Jim Thorpe's Bright Path ($17.95) by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by S.D. Nelson, focuses on the childhood of this Native American athlete. (6-up)

Knockin' on Wood ($16.95) by Lynne Barasch is a biography of Clayton Bates, an African American who became a renowned tap dancer despite losing a leg as a youngster. (6-up)

Title in Spanish

La vasija que Juan fabricó (The Pot That Juan Built) by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illus. by David Diaz ($15.95, paper $7.95, 6-up).

Paperback Reprints

Mama Elizabeti by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale ($7.95, 4-up); Love to Mamá, ed. by Pat Mora, illus. by Paula Barragán M.($7.95, 5-up); and ¡Béisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends by Jonah Winter ($7.95, 6-up).


All Year Long ($15.95) by Kathy Deady, illus. by Linda Bronson. Verse and paintings focus on the four seasons. (3-8)

Robins: Songbirds of Spring ($15.95) by Mia Posada presents verse celebrating robins. (5-8)

Fast 'n' Snappy ($16.95) by Pattie Schnetzer, illus. by Jane Manning. Fast and his frog, Snappy, deliver an urgent letter. (5-8)

It's Test Day, Tiger Turcotte ($14.95, paper $6.95) by Pansie Hart Flood, illus. by Amy Wummer. Tiger overcomes his fear of "The Test" and learns some valuable lessons. (6-9)

I and You and Don't Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun? ($14.95) by Brian Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable, introduces pronouns. (7-9)

Mallory on the Move ($15.95) by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz. Mallory learns that moving and making new friends isn't as scary as she'd imagined. (7-10)

Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry ($16.95) by Brian Cleary, illus. by Neal Layton, collects limericks, puns and palindromes. (8-11)


Harriet and the Garden and Louanne Pig in the Perfect Family by Nancy Carlson ($15.95 each, paper $6.95, 5-8).


Paperback Series

Mighty Movers rolls on with Ambulances by Michelle Levine, Formula One Race Cars by Janet Piehl, Motorcycles by Lee Sullivan Hill, Police Cars by Jill Braithwaite and Powerboats and Stock Cars by Lisa Bullard ($5.95 each, 5-9). LernerSports adds Barry Bonds by Jeff Savage and Derek Jeter by Sandy Donovan ($5.95 each, 7-10).

Paperback Reprints

Stripe by Joanne Partis ($6.95, 3-8); Nothing Scares Us by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Neal Layton ($6.95, 5-8); and Rainy Day by Emma Haughton, illus. by Angelo Rinaldi ($6.95, 7-9).

Paperback Series Reprints

Baby Animals reprints A Giraffe Calf Grows Up, A Koala Joey Grows Up, A Monkey Baby Grows Up and A Penguin Chick Grows Up by Joan Hewett, photos by Richard Hewett ($6.95 each, 5-8). Pull Ahead Books issues Busy Ants by Kristin Nelson, Flying Squirrels by Judith Jango-Cohen, Mallard Ducks by Shannon Zemlicka, Polar Bears by Jacqueline Cotton, Quiet Owls by Joelle Riley and Red Foxes by Michelle Levine ($5.95 each, 5-8). On My Own History welcomes Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express by Marlene Targ Brill, illus. by Craig Orback; and The Schoolchildren's Blizzard by Marty Rhodes Figley, illus. by Shelly O. Haas ($5.95 each, 7-10).

Creative Minds Biographies offers Beyond Little Women: A Story About Louisa May Alcott by Susan Bivin Aller, illus. by Qi Wang; Discovering Nature's Laws: A Story About Isaac Newton by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Emily Reynolds; Father of the Constitution: A Story About James Madison by Barbara Mitchell, illus. by Alex Tavoularis; Maker of Machines: A Story About Eli Whitney by Mitchell, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones; Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story About Susan B. Anthony by Maryann N. Weidt, illus. by Amanda Sartor; I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight: A Story About John Paul Jones by Elaine Marie Alphin and Arthur B. Alphin, illus. by Paul Casale; and Musical Genius: A Story About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Barbara Allman, illus. by Janet Hamlin ($6.95 each, 8-11).

LION X (Biblio Distribution, dist.)


Destiny, Valor and a Lizard Named Louie ($5.95) by Michael Ambrosio, illus. by Bob Langan. A lizard struggles to find his identity and fulfill his destiny. (8-12)


When You Were Just a Heartbeat ($16.99) by Laurel Molk is a celebration of childbirth. (All ages)

America the Beautiful ($16.95) by Katherine Bates, illus. by Chris Gall. Bates's great-great grandnephew illustrates the lyrics of her song. (All ages)

How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? ($15.95) by Varsha Bajaj, illus. by Ivan Bates, is a counting bedtime tale. (2-6)

Never Ever Shout in a Zoo ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Doug Cushman, reveals the consequences of shouting in a zoo. (3-6)

Piñata! ($14.99) by Rebecca Emberley. This bilingual book features collages depicting traditional contents of piñatas. (3-6)

Lizard Walinsky ($15.99) by Roberta Baker, illus. by Debbie Tilley, is a tale about two best friends who must start first grade in different schools. (3-6)

Ruby and the Sniffs ($15.99) by Michael Emberley, tells of a mouse's bravery. (3-6)

Te Amo, Bebe, Little One ($15.99) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Maribel Suárez. This story of mother-child love has a Mexican setting. (3-6)

Saying Goodbye to Lulu ($15.99) by Corinne Demas, illus. by Ard Hoyt. A girl gradually comes to terms with the death of her dog. (3-6)

Meet Our Flag, Old Glory ($15.99) by April Jones Prince, illus. by Joan Paley, relays the story of the American flag. (3-6)

Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt ($16.99) by Gail Gibbons describes this ancient civilization. (4-8)

What's Happening to Grandpa? ($15.99) by Maria Shriver, illus. by Sandra Speidel, centers on the difficult issue of Alzheimer's disease. (6-9)

How to Train Your Dragon ($10.99) by Cressida Cowell. Hiccup, heir to the Viking chiefdom, sets out to hunt down and train a dragon. (8-12)

Stealing Home ($15.99, paper $4.50) by Matt Christopher. Will a Nicaraguan exchange student replace Joey on the baseball team? (8-12)

Leap Day ($16.99) by Wendy Mass. Soon to turn 16, a girl born on Leap Day is finally celebrating her "fourth" birthday. (13-up)


Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan adds Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan ($15.99, 10-14). Spy High debuts with Mission One: The Frankenstein Factory and Mission Two: Chaos Rising by A.J. Butcher ($15.99 each, paper $6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Arthur returns in Arthur's Heart Mix-Up, Arthur's Jelly Beans, Arthur's Off to School, Arthur's Birthday Surprise and Arthur's Homework by Marc Brown ($3.99 each, 3-6). D.W. stars in Good Night, D.W. by Marc Brown ($5.99, 3-6). Joining Arthur Chapter Books by Brown is Arthur Loses His Marbles ($4.25, hardcover $14.99, 7-9). Launching The Extreme Team by Matt Christopher are One Smooth Move, Day of the Dragon, Roller Hockey Rumble and On Thin Ice ($4.99, hardcover $13.95, 7-10). New Matt Christopher titles are On the Court with…Jennifer Capriati and On the Mound with…Curt Schilling ($4.99 each, 8-12). Sidekicks gains Attack of the Mole Master by Dan Danko and Tom Mason ($4.99, 8-12). The first title in The Clique series is The Clique by Lisi Harrison ($7.99, 10-14). Smallville welcomes Sparks by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld ($5.99, 12-up). The A-List adds Girls on Film by Zoey Dean ($8.99, 15-up). And Gossip Girl presents I Like It Like That by Cecily von Ziegesar ($8.99, 15-up).

Paperback Reprints

Because You're Lucky by Irene Smalls, illus. by Michael Hays; and Irene and the Big, Fine Nickel by Smalls, illus. by Tyrone Geter ($5.99 each, 6-9); and Who Do You Think You Are? Stories of Friends and Enemies by Hazel Rochman and Darlene McCampbell ($9.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Cirque Du Freak by Daren Shan reissues Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare and The Vampire's Assistant ($5.99 each, 10-14)


Otto Has a Birthday Party and Otto Goes to Camp by Todd Parr are adventures featuring this underdog. (3-6)

She'll Be Comin''Round the Mountain ($15.99) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Ashley Wolff. This version of the folk song features southwestern animals. (3-6)

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum ($15.99) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, reveals what happens when critters get stuck in a gooey mess. (3-6)

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Short Fairy Tales ($16.95) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Michael Emberley, is a follow-up to You Read to Me, I'll Read to You. (4-up)

Snakes! by David T. Greenberg, illus. by Lynn Munsinger ($15.99), presents verses centering on these reptiles. (6-9)

Blow Out the Moon ($16.99) by Libby Kopnen is a coming-of-age story set in boarding school. (8-12)

Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance ($18.95) by Laban Carrick Hill examines this cultural phenomenon. (12-up)

Luna ($16.99) by Julie Ann Peters. A boy who can't stand the person he is during the day transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be at night. (15-up)


House-Mouse Tales presents House-Mouse Friends by Ellen Jarecki ($6.99, up to 3). And new to Sing-Along Stories are Yankee Doodle and I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($15.99 each, 3-6).

Board Book Reprints

Bill Grogan's Goat by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($6.99, 3-6).


Hugs ($12.95) by Pennie Kidd, illus. by Susie Poole, reinforces the value of hugs. (3-6)

My Little Bible Box ($9.99) by Lois Rock, illus. by Katherine Lucas, packages together four mini books. (4-8)

My Book of Prayers ($9.99) by Su Box, illus. by Carolyn Cox, collects prayers organized by topics. (6-10)

My Book of Bible Stories ($9.95) by Lois Rock, illus. by Carolyn Cox, retells biblical tales. (8-12)


The Bible Story series debuts with Miriam and Her Brother Moses, Daniel in the Lion's Den and David and Goliath by Jean Marzollo ($15.99 each, 4-8). And Learning About by Lois Rock, illus. by Maureen Galvani, offers Learning About God and Learning About the Bible ($9.99 each, 4-8); and Learning About Prayer and Learning About Jesus ($9.95 each, 6-10).



Raven's Ring Pin ($12.95) by John Anacker. A teen finds a portal to an ancient Norse world. (12-up)

White Is for Magic ($8.95) by Laurie Faria Stolarz is the sequel to Blue Is for Nightmares. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Fortune Tellers Club adds Secrets of Lost Arrow and Hand of Fate by Dotti Enderle ($4.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Reissue

Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation by Silver RavenWolf ($12.95, 12-up).

(Firefly, dist.)

How Baseball Works ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Keltie Thomas examines this sport. (8-12)

Gross Universe: Your Guide to All the Disgusting Things Under the Sun ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Michael Cho, investigates life's odious occurrences. (8-12)

Who Are You? Why You Look, Feel, and Act the Way You Do ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Sylvia Funston compiles info and activities aimed at helping kids get to know themselves better. (9-13)



Handled Board Books introduces Carry & Rhyme Collection, Everyday Collection, Peekaboo Collection and Tommy Collection ($19.95 each, 1-3).

Paperback Series

Disney's Parent & Child Read Together issues Aladdin, Aladdin, King of Thieves, Atlantis, The Jungle Book, The Jungle Book 2, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, Peter Pan, Peter Pan: The Return to Neverland, Tarzan and Treasure Planet ($4.99 each, 1-5). New Disney's Parent & Child Read Together Collections are Adventure Collection, Jungle Collection, Princess Collection and Young Readers Collection ($13.95 each, 1-5). First Readers Skills and Practice adds Mercer Mayer's Little Critter: Skating Day, We Love You, Little Critter! and Play it Safe ($3.95 each, 2-8). Joining Extreme Readers are Tiny Terrors, Predator Attack, Space Mysteries, Wild Weather, Dwellers of the Dark and Destruction Earth by Katharine Kenah ($4.99 each, 3-8). And Jamestown's American Portraits issues All for Texas: A Story of Texas Liberation by G. Clifton Wisler, The Corn Raid: A Story of the Jamestown Settlement and The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression by James Lincoln Collier, An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War by Peter and Connie Roop, Revenge of the Aztecs: A Story of 1920s Hollywood by Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Road to Freedom: A Story of Reconstruction by Jabari Asim, Sweet America: An Immigrant's Story and When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina's Story by Steven Kroll, The Generation of Americans: A Story of the Civil War Rights Movement by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr., To Touch the Stars: A Story of World War II by Karen Zeinert and Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War by Laurie Lawlor ($4.95 each, 10-13).


Paperback Series

Keepsake Stories releases four titles by Carol Ottolenghi: Rip Van Winkle, illus. by Francis Phillips; John Henry and Paul Bunyan, illus. by Steve Haefele; and Johnny Appleseed, illus. by CD Hullinger ($3.99 each, 4-8).


Snug in Mama's Arms ($14.95) by Angela Shelf Medearis, illus. by John Sandford, depicts a reassuring snuggle in a mother's arms. (up to 8)

When Daddy Picks Me Up ($12.95) by Jana Novotny Hunter, illus. by Thomas Miller. A boy keeps himself busy while waiting for his father to pick him up from preschool. (3-8)



Animal Puzzlers by Barbara Taylor introduces Why Don't Elephants Live in the City?, Why Don't Gorillas Lay Eggs?, Why Don't Polar Bears Have Stripes? and Why Don't Tigers Eat Bananas? ($12.95 each, 4-7).

Paperback Series

Busy Book of… by Paula Borton offers Pets, Rescue Vehicles, Dinosaurs and Trucks & Earthmovers ($9.95 each, 3-5). Joining Animal Story by Adam Hibbert are Big Cat Summer, City Bear, Gorilla Mountain and Orangutan Rescue ($9.95 each, 7-11). New Expedition Earth titles by Neil Morris are Earthquake Emergency, Forest Fire, Hurricane Destruction and Volcano Evacuation ($9.95 each, 7-11). And I Am Your Pet presents I Am Your Goldfish, I Am Your Hamster, I Am Your Kitten and I Am Your Puppy by Gill Page ($5.95 each, 8-12).

MERCAT PRESS (Interlink, dist.)

Poems for Children ($11.95) by Robert Louis Stevenson compiles well- and lesser-known poems. (4-up)

MERRY STAR PRESS (Biblio Distribution, dist.)


Drawing Fun: Animals by Linda Liu and Sarah Noad, illus. by Luzhang Luan and Yizhuang Zhang, is a guide to drawing 55 varieties of animals. (5-up)


Hard Times for Jake Smith ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Aileen Kilgore Henderson. In Depression-era Alabama, a girl abandoned by her parents must disguise herself as a boy to survive. (10-up)

Paperback Series Reprints

Stories from Where We Live gains The Great American Prairie and The North Atlantic Coast by Sara St. Antoine, illus. by Trudy Nicholson ($10.95 each, all ages).

MILL MOLLY BOOKS (National Book Network, dist.)


New Milly Molly titles by Gill Pittar, illus. by Cris Morrell, are Milly, Molly and Betelgeuse; Milly, Molly and Oink; Milly, Molly and Beefy; Milly, Molly and Taffy Bogle; Milly, Molly and Jimmy's Seeds; Milly, Molly and Go Camping; Milly, Molly and Pet Day; Milly, Molly and the Sunhat; Milly, Molly and Aunt Maude; Milly, Molly and Sock Heaven; Milly, Molly and Alf; Milly, Molly and Different Dads; and Milly, Molly and Special Friends ($9.95 each, 4-8).



Blue Banner Biographies introduces Ja Rule, Jay Z, Bow Wow and Missy Elliott by John Bankston ($16.95 each, 9-13).


Paperback Series

New to Viking Quest is The Invisible Friend by Lois Walfrid Johnson ($7.99, 10-up).


Paperback Series

Boats & Ships Field Guides by Robert Holtzman, illus. by Wayne Marcus, launches Boats & Ships, Boats & Ships of Rhode Island, Boats & Ships of New England and Boats & Ships of the Gulf Coast ($7.95 each, 5-10).


All Day Long: A Book of Partner Prayers ($9.95) by Deb Lund, illus. by Carolyn Digby Conahan, collects prayers that focus on children's daily activities. (3-7)


Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations ($16.95) by Jacqueline Mitton, illus. by Christina Balit, explains how the names of 10 figures in Greek mythology became associated with constellations. (6-9)

Building Liberty: A Statue Is Born ($16.95) by Serge Hochain chronicles the constructing, shipping and assembling of the Statue of Liberty. (8-10)

Thomas Jefferson ($17.95) by Cheryl Harness offers a profile of this President. (8-12)

Count on Us: American Women in the Military ($21.95) by Amy Nathan presents a history of women in the armed forces. (8-12)

Forces of Nature: The Awesome Power of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tornadoes ($17.95) by Catherine O'Neill Grace examines these natural phenomena. (8-12)

When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life Before Dinosaurs ($16.95) by Hannah Bonner spotlights the animals, plants and bugs that predate dinosaurs. (8-12)

Curse of the Pharaohs: My Adventures with Mummies ($19.95) by Zahi Hawass. This archeologist recounts his experiences with "the curse of the mummies." (10-up)

Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories ($17.95) by Ronald Drez. Text and photos focus on this pivotal World War II event, which took place 60 years ago. (10-up)

Are We Alone: Scientists Search for Life in Space ($18.95) by Gloria Skurzynski explores the possibility of life beyond earth. (10-up)

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics ($18.95) by Sue Macy traces the story of these games. (10-up)

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War ($16.95) by Thomas B. Allen examines this war's secret world of spies and espionage. (10-up)

The Human Story: Our Evolution from Prehistoric Ancestors to Today ($21.95) by Christopher Sloan tracks human evolution. (10-up)

Paperback Series

I Am American introduces Cowboys on the Western Trail: The Cattle Drive Adventures of Josh McNabb and Davy Bartlett by Eric Oatman and Escape to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Adventures of Callie and William by Barbara Brooks Simon ($6.99 each, 8-12).


The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 4 ($15.95) by P. Craig Russell presents comics-style adaptations of The Devoted Friend and The Nightingale and the Rose. (8-12)


I Believe in Jesus ($5.99) by John MacArthur explains God's plan of salvation. (1-5)

Adam, Adam, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Cathie Felstead, introduces biblical heroes. (1-5)

Lift and Learn Old Testament Stories and Lift and Learn New Testament Stories ($9.99 each) by Allia Zobel-Nolan present basic concepts and biblical truths. (3-6)

Journey, Easter Journey! ($9.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Gene Barretta, relates the biblical events surrounding the Easter holiday. (3-7)


Small Miracles by Allia Zobel-Nolan presents God Made You and Fuzzy Little Lamb ($5.99 each, 6 mos.- up); Who Does God Love? and What Do You See? ($6.99 each, 12 mos.- up); and Puppy and Me and Busy, Busy Baby ($7.99 each, 18 mos.-up). Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends by Lucado gains Flood of Lies ($6.99, 1-5); and Flo the Lyin' Fly ($15.99, 4-7).And Max Lucado's Wemmicks issues You Are Special, You Are Mine and If Only I Had a Green Nose by Lucado ($6.99 each, 3-5).

Board Book ReprintThe Easter Story ($6.99, 1-5).

Paperback Series

The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle continues with My Life as a Prickly Porcupine from the Planet Pluto by Bill Myers ($5.99, 8-12).



Two Brothers: The Novelization and Story Behind the Film ($7.95), based on the screenplay by Jean-Jacques Annaud and Alain Godard, ties into this summer movie. (8-up)

Dances with Wolves: The Movie Story ($7.95) by James Howe, from the screenplay by Michael Blake, presents the story of this film about a Civil War officer's adventures on the western frontier. (8-up)


Smudge Bunny ($15.95) by Bernie Siegel, illus. by Laura Bryant, is a tale based on a true story of a rabbit's journey to a new home. (3-8)


The Magic Pudding ($16.95) by Norman Lindsay presents this Australian tale about a trio that protects a walking, talking pudding. (7-up)

The Wind on the Moon ($16.95) by Erik Linklater, illus. by Nicolas Bentley, tells of two mischievous sisters who rescue their father from a wicked tyrant. (8-up)

The Island of Horses ($16.95) by Eilís Dillon. Two boys in Ireland venture to an island where they learn a dangerous secret. (8-up)

Mistress Masham's Repose ($16.95) by T.H. White. In an abandoned gazebo, a girl discovers descendants of Gulliver's Lilliputians. (9-up)


Rainbow Fish Counting and Rainbow Fish Colors ($4.99 each) by Marcus Pfister are concept board books. (1-4)

Oh No, Ono! ($15.95) by Hans de Beer. Illustrated in comic-strip style, this follows a curious piglet exploring the farm. (4-8)

Timmy's New Friend ($15.95) by Andreas Dierssen, illus. by Felix Scheinberger, brings back the hero of Timid Timmy. (4-8)

Bravo, Brave Beavers! ($15.95) by Nannie Kuiper, illus. by Jeska Verstegen. Can beavers save their home when a big storm descends? (4-8)

Abel and the Wolf ($15.95) by Sergio Lairla, illus. by Alessandra Roberti. Abel turns a fearsome foe into a faithful friend. (4-8)

Those Messy Hempels ($15.95) by Brigitte Luciani, illus. by Vanessa Hie. A family searches its cluttered house for a missing whisk. (4-8)

Finn Cooks ($15.95) by Birte Muller is a tale about a finicky eater. (4-8)

All Things Bright and Beautiful ($15.95) by Cecil Frances Alexander, illus. by Anna Vojtech, illustrates this 1848 hymn. (4-8)

Dino Bikes ($15.95) by Eva Montanari. The other dinos make fun of Stego Saurus's training wheels. (4-8)

Moles Journey ($15.95) by E.T.W. Igel, illus. by Jakob Kirchmayr. Sick in bed, Mole dreams about traveling the world. (4-8)

Buttons and Bo ($15.95) by Satoshi Itaya. Two bear siblings get lost in the forest. (4-8)


Davy returns in Davy in the Middle by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($15.95, 4-8).


Good Morning, Garden ($15.95) by Barbara Brenner, illus. by Denise Ortakales. Cut-paper art illustrates this tale about a garden. (3-5)

Who Needs That Nose? ($15.95) by Karen Clemens Warrick, illus. by Sherry Neidigh, presents an animal guessing game. (3-5)

Trout, Trout, Trout! (A Fish Chant) ($15.95) by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Trip Park, depicts dozens of freshwater fish. (5-8)


Babies Board Books gains Ocean Babies and Safari Babies by Kristen McCurry and Aimee Jackson ($5.95 each, up to 4). Starting Life adds Duck and Tree by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Simon Mendez ($16.95 each, 5-8). Our Wild World presents Hawks by Wayne Lynch, illus. by Fred Smith; Prairie Dogs by Marybeth Lorbiecki, illus. by Wayne Ford; and Wild Horses by Julia Vogel, illus. by Mike Rowe ($10.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-10). And Kids' FAQs releases Everything Bug by Cherie Winner ($10.95, paper $7.95, 8-11).


Friendships in Nature by James Gary Hines II, illus. by Jan Martin McGuire ($7.95, 7-10).



Business Builders continues with Business Builders in Broadcasting and Business Builders in Sweets and Treats by Nathan Aaseng ($22.95 each, 10-up). Joining Innovators is Computers: Processing the Data by Gina De Angelis and David Bianco ($21.95, 10-up). And In the Cabinet welcomes Attorneys General: Enforcing the Law by Phyllis Raybin Emert ($22.95, 12-up).



New How It Happens titles are How It Happens at the ATV Plant and How It Happens at the Building Site by Jenna Anderson; and How It Happens at the Cereal Company and How It Happens at the Fireworks Factory by Megan Rocker, all with photos by Bob and Diane Wolfe ($19.95 each, 7-10).


Perfect Man ($16.95) by Troy Wilson, illus. by Dean Griffiths. What will the smallest boy in the class do when a superhero abandons him? (4-8)

Sea Crow ($16.95) by Shannon Stewart, illus. by Elizabeth Milkau. Jessica worries what will happen when her new schoolmates learn she has an artificial leg. (4-8)

Camels Always Do ($16.95) by Lynne Manuel, illus. by Kasia Charko. An overzealous businessman imports camels as pack animals during the Gold Rush. (4-8)

Flux ($16.95) by Beth Goobie is the tale of a futuristic society and the girl who knows its secret. (12-up)

The Hippie House ($16.95) by Katherine Holubitsky. Things will never be the same for Emma after the freedom and innocence of the "summer of love" are forgotten. (12-up)


Robbie Packford, Alien Monster ($6.95) by Heather Sander. A sixth grader becomes an alien who must save an enslaved planet. (7-11)

My Name Is Mitch ($6.95) by Lynne Supeene centers on a boy who is tired of being picked on at school and frustrated by his mother's refusal to tell him anything about his father. (8-12)

Cougar Cove ($6.95) by Julie Lawson. Sam's miserable vacation with her cousins turns into an adventure she will never forget. (8-12)

Barkerville Gold ($6.95) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz. Three youngsters contend with ghosts, buried treasure and villains. (8-12)

The Scream of the Hawk ($6.95) by Nancy Belgue. After moving to Orlando, Lissa has to baby-sit a strange boy who keeps a hawk captive. (8-12)

The Puppet Wrangler ($8.95) by Vicki Grant. Telly discovers that the star of a TV puppet show has a dark side. (8-12)

I Gave My Mom a Castle ($7.95) by Jean Little, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton, presents poetry about various kinds of gifts. (9-up)

Kat's Fall ($7.95) by Shelley Hrdlitschka is a novel about a boy who fights for his sister—and himself. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Orca Young Readers continues with Things Are Looking Up, Jack by Dan Bar-el, Hero by Martha Attema, Runaway by Becky Citra and Just Call Me Joe by Frieda Wishinsky ($4.99 each, 7-11). And Orca Soundings releases Overdrive by Eric Walters, Blue Moon by Marilyn Halvorson, Thunderbowl by Lesley Choyce and Zee's Way by Kristin Butcher ($7.95 each, 12-up).

Paperback Reprints

Under a Prairie Sky by Anne Laurel Carter, illus. by Alan and Lea Daniel ($7.95, 4-8); and The Lottery by Beth Goobie ($7.95, 12-up).


Paperback Series

New First Novels are Marilou Forecasts the Future by Raymond Plante, Maddie on TV and Leo's Poster Challenge by Louise Leblanc and Toby's Best Friend by Jean Lemieux ($3.99 each, 6-9).



Out of Time by Peter McPhee ($4.99) reveals a race against time to stop a suicide pact. (12-up)

Adrenaline High ($4.99) by C.A. Forsyth. D'Arcy tries to find the answers when her friend's mother is missing. (12-up)

Bullying: Deal with It Before Push Comes to Shove ($12.95) by Elaine Slavens offers advice for those affected by bullying. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Sports Stories gains Off Track by Bill Swan, Miss Little's Losers by Robert Rayner, Goon Squad by Michele Martin Bossley and Ice Dreams by Beverly Scudamore ($5.50 each, 8-12).


An Alien in My House ($11.95) by Shenaaz Nanji, illus. by Chum McLeod, depicts a generation gap after an elderly relative moves in. (4-8)


Take the Stairs ($7.95) by Karen Krossing presents a novel in 13 voices. (12-up)

The Shining World ($6.95) by Kathleen McDonnell is an adventure tale by the author of The Nordlings. (12-up)


The Girl with a Baby ($7.95) by Sylvia Olsen. A girl finds that everything has changed when she returns to school after having a child. (12-up)


The Princess Pawn ($9.95) by Maggie Wood is a fantasy that addresses teen issues. (12-up)

All the Way: Sex for the First Time ($14.95) by Kim Martyn, illus. by Kim Smith and Gelico, offers advice for teens facing the decision about whether or not to have sex. (14-up)



Pacific Alphabet ($8.95) by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Dianna Bonder, takes an alphabetical tour of the West Coast. (4-8)

Digging Canadian Dinosaurs ($8.95) by Rebecca Grambo, illus. by Dianna Bonder, examines new Canadian dinosaur discoveries. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Take it to the Extreme adds Peak Survival by Pam Withers ($6.95, 12-up).

ORION (Sterling, dist.)

Asterix and the Class Act ($12.95) by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, illus. by Uderzo. Asterix returns in this collection of 14 short stories set in 50 B.C. (10-up)

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