I'm Growing, Too ($5.99) by Mary Alice Jones, illus. by Irma Wilde, is a board-book tale about God and life. (2-5)
Springtime ABC ($5.99) by Nancy Hall, illus. by Turi MacCombie. This board book features rhymes about animals. (2-5)
Good Morning, Good Night, Billy and Abigail and A Counting Book with Billy and Abigail ($5.99 each) by Don Hoffman, illus. by Todd Dakins, are shaped board books starring these friends. (3-5)
Mommy Loves Me... lots and lots and lots! ($10.99) by Knight Rhodes, illus. by George Ulrich. Two children find flowers in unexpected places to create a bouquet for their mother. (3-5)
Storytime and Favorite Rhymes ($10.99) adapts nine Mother Goose rhymes. (3-6)
Beautiful Bible Stories for Children ($10.99) by Tess Fries, illus. by Cheryl Mendenhall, pairs biblical stories with art. (4-8)
Looney Tunes Storybook Collection ($10.99) by Warner Bros. presents nine tales. (4-10)
Care Bears Plush Puppet Board Books offers Let's Make a Wish Cake, Sweet Dreams, Three Cheers for You and Let the Fun Shine In by K.R. Knight ($9.99 each, 1-3). Everything I Know About... introduces The Potty by Kathryn Knight, illus. by Anne Kennedy; and The Clock by Knight, illus. by Stephen Lewis ($7.99 each, 1-4). Timeless Treasures presents God Loves Me by Mary Alice Jones, illus. by Elizabeth Webbe; and Animal ABC by Helen Wing, illus. by Racey Helps ($7.99 each, 2-5). Powerpuff Girls star in Chalk Full of Fun! by Kathryn Knight, illus. by Mark Marderosian ($9.99, 4-8). Scooby-Doo is back in Clues on the Loose! by Gina Rhodes, illus. by Scott Neely ($9.99, 4-8). And Great Classics for Children issues 12 volumes, including Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Debbie Guthery, illus. by Jason Alexander; Heidi by Johanna Spyri, adapted by Mary Caprio, illus. by Jon Sayer; Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, adapted by W.T. Robinson, illus. by Ruth Palmer; and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, adapted by Margaret DeKeyser, illus. by Jerry Dillingham ($5.99 each, 7-up).
DARBY CREEK (Lerner, dist.)
Willy the Scrub ($14.95) by Jamie McEwan, illus. by Victor Kennedy. Willy wishes he were as athletic as the rest of his family. (7-10)
Dog Days ($15.95) by David Lubar. When they set out to solve a mystery, two brothers end up rescuing a stray dog. (9-13)
Albino Animals ($18.95) by Kelly Milner Halls focuses on these creatures and the challenges they face. (9-13)
If I Should Die Before I Wake and My Secret Boyfriend ($4.99 each) by Lurlene McDaniel. In the first of these novels, a debutante discovers compassion and love while working at a hospital; in the second the unexpected happens when a girl fabricates a story about a romance. (8-10)
Eliza and the Dragonfly ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Susie Caldwell Rinehart, illus. by Anisa Claire Hovemann, is a story describing the lifecycle of dragonflies. (4-10)
Earth Day Birthday ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Pattie Schnetzler, illus. by Chad Wallace, celebrates animals and the environment. (4-10)
The Okomi Stories continues with Okomi Enjoys His Outings, Okomi Wakes Up Early, Okomi Goes "Fishing" and Okomi Wanders Too Far by Clive and Helen Dorman, illus. by Tony Hutchings ($4.95 each, 2-5).
Don't Forget I Love You ($15.99) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Anna Currey. A working mother accidentally leaves her son's bunny at home. (2-up)
Itsy Bitsy the Smart Spider ($9.99) by Charise Mericle Harper offers a twist on a familiar song. (2-up)
Baby Danced the Polka ($12.99) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Jennifer Plecas, is a lift-the-flap tale about a country baby who doesn't want to take a nap. (2-up)
Time for Ballet ($16.99) by Adèle Geras, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas, describes the excitement of a first ballet class. (2-up)
Little Loon and Papa ($15.99) by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Margaret Spengler. A young loon's father teaches him to dive. (2-up)
The Hiccuping Hippo ($12.99) by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Jonathan Lambert, offers a pop-up tale starring a hippo who can't get rid of the hiccups. (2-up)
Yes, No, Maybe So ($9.99) by Charise Mericle Harper examines the consequences and rewards of making choices. (2-up)
Beach Day! ($15.99) by Patricia Laskin, illus. by Scott Nash. On a bike trip to the beach, four crocodiles get sidetracked. (2-up)
Big Brother, Little Brother ($12.99) by Marci Curtis is a photo essay focusing on five pairs of brothers. (3-up)
What's That Awful Smell? ($15.99) by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Margaret Spengler. This farm mystery delivers a lesson about jumping to conclusions. (4-up)
Prancing Dancing Lily ($16.99) by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by John Manders. A dancing cow travels the world to discover where she fits in. (4-up)
Hector and the Noisy Neighbor ($12.99) by David Gavril is a tale underscoring the importance of honesty when dealing with a noisy neighbor. (4-up)
Violet's Music ($16.99) by Angela Johnson, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, centers on a music-loving girl who marches to the beat of her own drummer. (4-up)
The Snail and the Whale ($16.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. On a trip around the world, these two friends learn to help each other out. (4-up)
Rooster Can't Cock-A-Doodle-Doo ($15.99) by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illus. by Paul Rátz de Tagyos. When Rooster is sick, the other farm animals help with the chores. (4-up)
The Little Cat Baby ($10.99) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Fritz Wegner. A cat sneaks off to find adventure. (4-up)
Photographer Mole ($16.99) by Dennis Haseley, illus. by Juli Kangas. A successful photographer feels that something is missing in his life until he meets a wife. (4-up)
Private and Confidential: A Story About Braille ($16.99) by Marion Ripley, illus. by Colin Backhouse. A girl sets out to learn Braille when she discovers that her pen pal is blind. (5-up)
Ophie Out of Oz ($15.99) by Kathleen O'Dell. An Oz-obsessed girl moves from California to Oregon. (8-up)
Hamlet ($16.99) by Bruce Coville, illus. by Leonid Gore, offers a picture-book adaptation of this play. (8-up)
Cabin on Trouble Creek ($16.99) by Jean Van Leeuwen. Through their own ingenuity and the help of a Lenape Indian, two pioneer boys survive in the wilderness. (10-up)
Lionboy ($15.99) by Zizou Corder presents a futuristic tale of a boy who can talk to cats. (10-up)
Past Perfect, Present Tense: New and Collected Stories ($16.99) by Richard Peck collects all of the author's short stories. (10-up)
Inventing Elliot ($16.99) by Graham Gardner is a novel that addresses the issues of bullying and power struggles in high school. (12-up)
Double Helix ($15.99) by Nancy Werlin is a suspense tale centering on genetic engineering. (12-up)
Trick of the Eye ($16.99) by Dennis Haseley presents a gothic mystery about a boy who can communicate with paintings. (12-up)
Too Big a Storm ($16.99) by Marsha Qualey. In this novel set in the 1960s, a teenage girl copes with loss and finds love. (14-up)
New Easy-to-Read titles are Jess and the Stinky Cowboys by Janice Lee Smith, illus. by Lisa Thiesing; and Oliver the Mighty Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweninger ($14.99 each, 4-up); Pearl andWagner: Three Secrets by Kate McMullan, illus. by R.W. Alley ($14.99, 5-up): and Piggy Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Renée Andriani ($14.99, 6-up).
FamilyFun Kitchen: Fast Family Dinners and Super Snacks ($14.95 each) by Deanna Cook and the staff of FamilyFun magazine round up recipes. (All ages)
Home on the Range: The Adventures of a Bovine Goddess ($21.95) by Maggie the Cow with Monique Peterson chronicles the antics of a cow in the Wild West. (All ages)
Popping Up Around Walt Disney World: A Magical Pop-up Book ($24.95) by Jody Revenson, illus. by Tanya Reitman, takes a pop-up look at Disney World attractions. (All ages)
Disney's Discovery Cards with Winnie the Pooh and Friends: Animal and Nature ($9.99 each) present pictures and facts. (3-6)
Disney's Let's Discover Animals with Winnie the Pooh and Friends Playtime Learning Box ($19.99) introduces the world of animals. (3-6)
Disney's Amazing Adventures: A Sticker-Activity Book ($14.99) stars Disney characters. (3-7)
Disney Princess Dress-Up: ASticker-Activity Storybook ($14.99). Readers create outfits for princesses. (3-7)
Disney's Winnie the Pooh 5-Minute Stories ($12.99) by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Josie Yee, collects five stories about the friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. (3-7)
Disney Princess Happily Ever After Stories ($15.99) are tales about Belle, Ariel, Snow White and others. (5-10)
Disney's Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters ($17.99) by M.L. Dunham compiles info about Disney animated characters. (7-11)
Stanley returns in Frog Legs and The Eagle Has Landed ($3.50 each, 3-7).
Paperback SeriesKim Possible is back in Monkey Business, Attack of the Killer Bebes and Royal Pain ($3.99 each, 7-10). Launching W.I.T.C.H. Chapter Books are The Power of Five, The Disappearance, Finding Meridian, The Fire of Friendship, The Last Tear, Illusions and Lies, The Light of Meridian, Out of the Dark and The Four Dragons ($4.99 each, 8-12). Lizzie McGuire stars in Freaked Out, Totally Stylin', Lizzie for President and Mirror, Mirror ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Lizzie McGuire Mysteries debut with Get a Clue! and Case at Camp Get-Me-Outie ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Children's Illustrated Bible ($22.99) by Selina Hastings retells Old and New Testament stories. (3-5)
Ice Skating School ($12.99) by Naia Bray-Moffatt. Photos and text follow the progress of youngsters in skating school. (5-8)
The Sunny Day Book ($12.99) by Jane Bull compiles more than 50 outdoor projects. (5-8)
Shrek Essential Guide ($12.99) explores the world of this film character. (5-up)
How to Be the Best... Tennis ($19.99) by Venus and Serena Williams is a guide for aspiring tennis players. (8-up)
Scooby-Doo Essential Guide ($12.99) by Glen Dakin collects art and facts featuring this pooch and his pals. (8-up)
Catwoman: The Ultimate Guide ($19.99) focuses on this DC Comics character. (8-up)
Children's Night Sky Atlas ($19.99) includes acetate overlays highlighting celestial objects. (8-up)
Transformers: The Ultimate Guide ($24.99) by Simon Furman is a look into the world of these robots/vehicles. (8-up)
Baby's World: Look & Explore presents Quack, Quack! and Ready, Set, Go! ($6.99 each, up to 1). DK Baby: Baby Fun offers Humpty Dumpty and Twinkle Twinkle ($5.99 each, up to 2). Joining DK Baby: Baby Love are Baby Animals and Rainbow Colors ($4.99 each, up to 2). DK Baby Bathtime adds Dinosaur and Truck ($5.99 each, up to 2). Baby Genius issues Four Seasons and Zoo Animals ($7.99 each, 18 mos.-3 yrs.). My First continues with My First Baby Animals Touch & Feel ($9.99, 1-3). New to My First Play Book is My First 123 Play Book ($12.99, 2-5). Machines at Work plows on with Digger and Tractor ($8.99 each, 3-5). Barbie Touch & Feel gains Birthday and Farm Animals ($6.99 each, 3-5). Doctor for a Day and Farmer for a Day join ...For a Day ($12.99 each, 3-5). New DK Readers are I Can Swim, Feathers, Flippers & Feet and A Trip to the Library ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-6); and D-Day Landings: The Story of the Allied Invasion ($12.99, paper $3.99, 6-9). And Watch Me Grow welcomes Bear, Butterfly, Penguin and Rabbit ($7.99 each, 5-8).
DK See-Throughs presents Are These Peas? and Do Zebras Have Spots? ($6.99 each, 5-8). New Transformers Readers are The Unicron Battles and The Uprising ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-8). Joining JLA Readers are Aquaman's Guide to the Ocean by Jackie Gaff and Wonder Woman's Book of Myth by Clare Hibbert ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-8). DK First Reference issues DK First Animal Encyclopedia and DK First Atlas ($15.99 each, 5-8). Voyages Through Time issues Escape from Earth by Peter Ackroyd ($19.99, 8-up). New to Eyewitness Books is Robot ($15.99, 8-up). DK Revealed adds Space ($12.99, 8-up). And Battles and Leaders introduces World War II Battles and Leaders ($19.99, paper $12.99, 8-up).
Series in Spanish
Guías Visuales (Eyewitness Books) offers Anfibios (Amphibians), Aztecas, Incas y Mayas (Aztecs, Incas & Mayas), La Tierra (Earth), Peces (Fish), Cuerpo humano (Human Body) and Reptiles (Reptiles) ($15.99 each, 8-up).
NBA Top 10 ($9.99) by John Hareas compiles basketball top 10 lists. (8-up)
Monster Jam Sticker Books offers Rev It Up and Unleash the Beasts ($3.99 each, 5-8). Glow-in-the Dark Sticker Books adds two titles and Ultimate Sticker Books has five additions ($6.99 each, 5-8). New Ultimate Barbie Sticker Books are Sports Star and Summer Fun. Guides for Young Pet Owners offers Kitten Care and Puppy Care ($9.99 each, 5-8). There are four new DK Picture Sticker Books ($3.99 each, 5-8). Night Creatures and Pirate join Ultimate Glow-in-the-Dark Sticker Books ($6.99 each, 5-8). And MLB 1,001 Facts scores Facts About Hitters and Facts About Pitchers by James Buckley, Jr. ($8.99 each, 8-up).
Putting Boys on the Ledge ($5.99) by Stephie Davis centers on a girl trying to avoid high-school heartbreak. (12-up)
You AreSoCursed! ($5.99) by Naomi Nash. An outcast uses magic to convince her classmates she's a witch. (12-up)
Princesses Don't Sweat ($5.99) by Kaz Delaney tells of a New York girl forced to go on a family vacation to Australia. (12-up)
Emily returns in They Wear What Under Their Kilts? and What's French for "Ew!" by Katie Maxwell ($5.99 each, 13-up). And The Real Deal continues with Unscripted by Amy Kaye ($5.99, 14-up).
DOWN EAST BOOKS
A Cub Explores ($15.95) by Pamela Love, illus. by Shannon Sycks, follows a day in the life of a black bear cub and his mother. (4-up)
Lighthouse Seeds ($15.95) by Pamela Love, illus. by Linda Warner. A girl plants a garden on her family's barren lighthouse island. (5-up)
Moon Loon ($15.95) by Sandy Ferguson Fuller. A girl is fascinated by a loon that lives on the lake where she is spending the summer. (5-up)
Maine Marmalade ($15.95) by Ethel Pochocki, illus. by Normand Chartier. A boy makes jam from the fruit that grows near his Maine home. (5-up)
Paperback ReprintWild Fox by Cherie Mason, illus. by JoEllen McAllister Stammen ($10.95, 5-up).
Little Duck Lost ($15.99) by Erica Briers, illus. by Stephanie Boey. A lost duckling and his friends try to find their way home. (All ages)
Me Baby, You Baby ($14.99) by Ashley Wolff spotlights animal and human babies. (up to 5)
The Baby's Book of Baby Animals ($16.99) by Kay Chorao collects nursery rhymes and poems. (1-up)
Pooh and Friends Tab Board Book ($7.99) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, is a story with color-coded tabs. (2-6)
Dog's Birthday: A Touch and Feel Book ($10.99) by Emma Dodd. This tale of Dog's party features six textures. (2-up)
Anna's Book and Anna Shares ($8.99 each) by Barbara Baker, illus. by Catharine O'Neill. In these stories, Anna wants her mother to read her favorite book—again and again; and Anna finds it difficult to share. (2-up)
Crêpes by Suzette ($15.99) by Monica Wellington is the tale of a crêpe vendor in Paris. (2-up)
The Little Sleepyhead ($16.99) by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Leonid Gore, is a bedtime story about a search for the perfect spot to sleep. (3-7)
Three Wise Old Women ($15.99) by Elizabeth Corbett, illus. by Yu-Mei Han, offers a nonsense rhyme about three silly women. (3-up)
Mother, May I? ($12.99) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Amy Wummer. A girl tries to mother her mom. (3-up)
The Best Pet of All ($15.99) by David LaRochelle, illus. by Hanako Wakiyama. When a boy's mother denies his requests for a dog, he gets her to agree to a dragon instead. (3-up)
The Frog House ($15.99) by Mark Taylor, illus. by Barbara Garrison. A tree frog makes new friends after moving into a birdhouse. (4-7)
The Best Restaurant in the World ($15.99) by Michelle Schwartz, illus. by Roland Harvey, tells of friends who discover a secret magical restaurant. (4-8)
Goldilocks and the Three Martians ($15.99) by Stu Smith, illus. by Michael Garland. Goldilocks sneaks into a house on Mars. (4-8)
Stinky Smelly Feet: A Love Story ($15.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Ethan Long. A young couple discovers that love can conquer all. (4-8)
T. Rex at Swan Lake ($15.99) by Lisa Carrier and Lenore Hart, illus. by Chris Demarest. A dinosaur in a museum dances in a ballet. (4-8)
That Dancin' Dolly ($15.99) by Jennifer Merz. Based on the song "Buffalo Girls," this tale features a girl and her rag doll. (4-8)
The Impudent Rooster ($16.99) by Sabina Rascol, illus. by Holly Berry. A rooster reverses the fortunes of two men in this story based on a Romanian tale. (4-8)
The Cabbage Soup Solution ($15.99) by Erika Oller. Thieving bunnies add excitement to a farmer's life. (4-up)
Pocket Poems ($15.99) by Bobbie Katz, illus. by Marylin Hafner, compiles eight-line poems. (5-up)
Giant Jellybean Jar ($13.99, Puffin paperback $3.99) by Marcie Aboff, illus. by Paige Billin Frye. A shy boy longs to win a jar of jellybeans. (5-up)
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp) ($12.99) by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch, illus. by Jack E. Davis, adapts this comical song. (5-up)
Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale ($15.99) by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, illus. by Audrey Colman, is a sequel to Walter the Farting Dog. (5-up)
An Elephant in the Backyard ($17.99) by Richard Sobol chronicles an elephant's training and interaction with children in a Thailand village. (6-9)
Gracie, the Pixie of the Puddle ($16.99) by Donna Jo Napoli concludes the Prince of the Pond trilogy. (7-10)
Beachcombing: Exploring the Shore ($15.99) by Jim Arnosky explores the wonders of beach life. (7-up)
Evangeline Brown and the Cadillac Motel ($16.99). In this debut novel, a girl living in a Florida motel struggles to fit in. (8-12)
Mary Margaret and the Perfect Pet Plan ($15.99) by Christine Kole MacLean, illus. by Vicky Lowe, introduces a heroine who is obsessed with getting a pet. (8-up)
Eleven ($16.99) by Lauren Myracle describes events in the life of an 11-year-old girl. (8-up)
On Her Way: Stories and Poems About Growing Up Girl ($17.99), ed. by Sandy Asher, is an anthology of 21 stories and poems. (8-up)
Go Fly a Bike! The Ultimate Book of Bicycle Fun, Freedom and Science ($16.99) by Bill Haduch, illus. by Chris Murphy, is a guide to bicycles. (8-up)
The Haunting of Granite Falls ($15.99) by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. A wealthy man moves a haunted Scottish castle to Texas for his daughter. (8-up)
Holding at Third ($15.99) by Linda Zinnen focuses on a teenage baseball star whose brother is battling cancer. (10-up)
Wet with Hopeless ($15.99) by Carolyn Lieberg. Two estranged half-sisters embark on a cross-country road trip. (10-up)
How My Personal, Private Journal Became a Bestseller ($15.99) by Julia DeVilliers. A teenager becomes a famous author after her journal is published. (12-up)
Wishing Moon ($16.99) by Michael Tunnell. After finding Aladdin's lamp, a girl is granted three wishes. (12-up)
On the Run ($16.99) by Michael Coleman. Two teenagers—one blind and the other a thief—find themselves through marathon running. (12-up)
The Song of an Innocent Bystander ($16.99) by Ian Bone reveals a 19-year-old's guilt over the role she played in a hostage situation 10 years earlier. (14-up)
Names Will Never Hurt Me ($16.99) by Jamie Adoff. Set in high school, this novel is told in prose-poetry through four voices. (14-up)
Guitar Girl ($15.99) by Sarra Manning. A teen discovers fame and first love when her band skyrockets to the top of the charts. (14-up)
Horace Splattly, the Cupcaked Crusader reappears in The Invasion of the Shag Carpet Creature and The Most Evil, Friendly Villain Ever by Lawrence David ($14.99 each, Puffin paperback $4.99, 8-up). And Hoofbeats debuts with Katie and the Mustang, Books 1, 2, 3 and 4 ($15.99 each, $4.99 Puffin paperback, 8-up).
The Baby's Lap Book and The Baby's Bedtime Book by Kay Chorao ($18.99 each, 1-up); I Love My Mommy Because... and I Love My Daddy Because... by Lauren Porter-Gaylord, illus. by Ashley Wolff ($6.99 each, 2-up); and The Shakespeare Stealer Collection by Gary Blackwood ($14.99, 9-up).
Reissues in Spanish
Quiero a mi Mamá porque... (I Love My Mommy Because...) and Quiero a mi Papá porque... (I Love My Daddy Because...) by Lauren Porter-Gaylord, illus. by Ashley Wolff ($6.99 each, 2-up).
Cop on the Beat: Officer Steven Mayfield in New York City ($12.99) by Arlene Schulman follows a day in the life of a policeman. (14-up)
Chunky Board Books continues with Dinosaurs, Farm, Rescue Vehicles and Tractors by Felicity Brooks, illus. by Jo Litchfield ($4.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Joining Bath Books is Duck by the Sea by Jenny Tyler, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($7.95, 9 mos.-up). Farmyard Tales Bath Books adds Where's Curly?, Where's Rusty? and Where's Woolly? by Heather Amery, illus. by Cartwright ($7.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Touchy-Feely Board Books issues That's Not My Dolly... by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells ($7.95, 9 mos.-up). Flashcards German by Jo Litchfield joins Flashcards ($8.95, 2-up). First Thousand Words welcomes First Thousand Words in Hebrew by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($12.95, 3-12). Baby Jigsaw Books gains Farm Animals, Pets and Things That Go by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells ($9.95 each, 3-up). New Jigsaw Books are ABC Jigsaw Book by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright; and Jigsaw World Atlas by Colin King ($14.95 each, 3-up). And joining the Jigsaw in a Box series is Fairy Jigsaw in a Box by Cartwright ($9.95, 3-up).
First Experiences adds Mini First Experiences by Anne Civardi, illus. by Cartwright ($8.95, 3-up). Mysteries and Marvels of Nature continues with Mysteries and Marvels of Nature by Liz Dalby, illus. by Candice Whatmore, et al. ($19.95, 8-12). The Complete Book of Riding and Pony Care series issues Little Book of Riding and Pony Care by Gill Harvey and Rosie Dickens, illus. by Mikki Rain ($7.95, 8-up). New to Book of Knowledge is Book of Knowledge by Emma Helbrough, illus. by Alan Baker, et al. ($19.95, 8-up). Activity Kits presents Origami Pack ($14.95, 8-up) and Art Ideas Drawing Pack ($16.95, 10-up). And the Geography series welcomes Essential Atlas of the World by Stephanie Turnbull, illus. by Stephen Moncrieff, et al. ($13.95, 9-up); Introduction to Weather and Climate Change by Laura Howell, illus. by Keith Furnival ($14.95 paper, 9-up); and Encyclopedia of Planet Earth by Anna Claybourne, et al., illus. by Stephen Wright, et al. ($19.95, 9-up).
First Stories presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty and Three Little Pigs by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($4.95 each, 3-up). Joining 1001 Things to Spot is 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea by Katie Daynes, illus. by Teri Gower ($6.95, 3-up). New Activity Books are Amazing Magic Tricks by Ben Denne, illus. by Andi Good; and Fairy Things to Make and Do by Rebecca Gilpin ($6.95 each, 4-up). New to Young Reading Series 1 are Aladdin by Katie Daynes, illus. by Paddy Mounter; Giants and Witches by Christopher Rawson, adapted by Gill Harvey, illus. by Stephen Cartwright; and Pirates by Russell Punter, illus. by Christyan Fox ($5.95 each, 5-12). And Young Reading Series 2 offers A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Lesley Sims, illus. by Alan Marks ($5.95, 5-12).
New Beginners titles are Ballet by Susan Meredith, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas; and Dinosaurs by Stephanie Turnbull, illus. by Tetsuo Kushii ($4.95 each, 6-up). Easy Tunes plays on with Easy Recorder Tunes, Recorder Tunes for Children and Very Easy Recorder Tunes, by Anthony Marks, illus. by Simone Abel and Kim Blundell ($8.95 each, 7-up). Facts and Lists signs on with Amazing Facts and Lists by Sarah Khan, illus. by Luke Sargent, et al. ($7.95, 8-12). Complete Books presents Complete Book of the Human Body by Anna Claybourne ($14.95, 8-up). New Paperback Classics are Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Henry Brook, illus. by Bob Harvey; and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, adapted by Jane Bingham, illus. by Darrell Warner ($4.95 each, 9-up). New to True Adventure Stories is True Stories of the Second World War by Paul Dowswell ($4.95, 9-up). And Time Tours travels on with Visitor's Guide to the Ancient World by Lesley Sims and Anne Millard ($17.95, 12-up).
Family Reunion ($16) by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Andrea Shine, collects poems about a family reunion. (All ages)
Something to Tell the Grandcows ($16) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Bill Slavin. Emmadine Cow joins Admiral Byrd on his 1933 expedition to the South Pole. (All ages)
Clare and Francis ($20) by Guido Visconti, illus. by Bimba Landmann, focuses on two members of the Assisi society, who denounced their wealth and founded religious orders. (All ages)
The Best Cat in the World ($16) by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Ronald Himler. A boy deals with the loss of his beloved cat and the arrival of a new one. (3-up)
Jubilee ($16) by Ellen Yeomans, illus. by Tim Ladwig. In heaven, families and friends gather to celebrate the Jubilee. (3-up)
The Dog of Knots ($15) by Kathy Walden Kaplan tells the story of a girl living in Israel at the onset of the 1937 Yom Kippur War. (9-up)
Going for the Record ($8) by Julie Swanson. A teen's quest to make the U.S. national soccer team seems less important when she learns her father has cancer. (12-up)
The Beautiful World That God Made by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Anne Wilson ($8, 3-up); When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Tim Ladwig ($8, 4-up); The Octave of Angels by Margaret McAllister ($8, 9-up); and The Enemy Has a Face by Gloria Miklowitz (8, 12-up).
ENCHANTED LION BOOKS (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, dist.)
Military Commanders: The 100 Greatest Throughout History ($18.95) by Nigel Cawthorne profiles commanders from ancient Greece through the end of the 20th century. (12-up)
American Battlefield starts up with Gettysburg: July 1-3, 1863 and Little Bighorn: June 25, 1876 by Brendan January; The Alamo: February 23-March 6, 1836 by Mark Stewart; and Lexington and Concord: April 18, 1775 by Dale Anderson ($14.95 each, 10-up). And Picturing the Past debuts with Mesopotamia: Iraq in Ancient Times by Peter Chrisp and Ancient Greece by John Malam ($15.95 each, 10-up).
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Myrtle ($15) by Tracey Campbell Pearson. A girl must contend with a bullying next-door neighbor. (3-6)
This Truck ($15) by Paul Collicutt focuses on various models of trucks. (3-6)
Tiger on a Tree ($15) by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. by Pulak Biswas, tracks the adventures of a tiger and his pursuers. (3-6)
The Birthday Doll ($16) by Jane Cutler, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. Franny receives two very different dolls for her birthday. (4-8)
The Kite Festival ($16) by Leyla Torres presents a story of a Colombian family at a festival. (4-8)
Molly's Family ($16) by Nancy Garden, illus. by Sharon Wooding. A kindergartener with two mothers is apprehensive about drawing a picture of her family. (4-8)
Stink Soup ($16) by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Roger Roth. At Granny's, Annabelle has two unappealing tasks: keeping her brother out of trouble and helping prepare tomatoes. (4-8)
Don Quixote and the Windmills ($16) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Leonard Everett Fisher, retells the story of this legendary character. (5-up)
TheJohn Bull:A British Locomotive Comes to America ($16) by David Weitzman chronicles the history of this locomotive, which helped run the first successful New Jersey railroad. (6-up)
Jack and the Seven Deadly Giants ($16) by Sam Swope, illus. by Carll Cneut. Jack, known as the village bad boy, demonstrates his bravery when seven giants arrive. (7-10)
Perfectly Chelsea ($16) by Claudia Mills, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. A fourth grader who does her best to be perfect comes to realize that life has its complications and dilemmas. (7-10)
The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove ($16) by Bodil Bredsdorff, trans. by Faith Ingwersen, is a novel in which the characters overcome their moments of darkness through uncommon humanity. (8-12)
Madame Squidley and Beanie ($16) by Alice Mead. Beanie's mother, who entertains her daughter by pretending to be a fortuneteller, copes with a chronic illness. (8-12)
Grierson's Raid: A Daring Cavalry Strike Through the Heart of the Confederacy ($18) by Tom Lalicki offers an account of a Union colonel's 1863 secret mission in Mississippi. (10-up)
Naming Maya ($16) by Uma Krishnaswami. In this first novel, an Indian American girl learns much about herself and her extended family while spending a summer in India. (10-up)
Yankee Girl ($17) by Mary Ann Rodman. This debut novel centers on a girl whose FBI agent father is sent to Mississippi in 1964 to protect black people registering to vote. (10-up)
Title in Spanish
El festival de cometas (The Kite Festival) by Leyla Torres ($16, 4-8)
Allie Nichols returns in The Ghost of Cutler Creek by Cynthia DeFelice ($16, 8-12).
My Dad by Anthony Browne ($5.95 mini-edition, all ages).
The Cat Who Walked Across France ($16) by Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben. A cat treks across France in search of the companionship and familiar environment he knew when his owner was alive. (4-8)
Daffodil ($16) by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Tomek Bogacki. Triplets star in this tale about individuality. (4-8)
Elsina's Clouds ($16) by Jeanette Winter. A Basotho girl in South Africa invokes the spirits of her ancestors through painting. (4-8)
Lila Bloom ($16) by Alexander Stadler introduces a girl who realizes that she doesn't hate ballet lessons after all. (4-8)
Moses Sees a Play ($16) by Isaac Millman. Actors from the Little Theatre of the Deaf perform a play at Moses's school. (4-8)
Why Mole Shouted and Other Stories ($16) by Lore Segal, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier, presents four stories that convey the bond between a mole and his grandmother. (4-8)
Mimmy and Sophie All Around the Town ($16) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski, offers stories about two sisters in Depression-era Brooklyn. (7-10)
The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist ($17) by Deborah Kogan Ray chronicles the life of this naturalist. (8-up)
Spinning Through the Universe ($16) by Helen Frost. Using various poetic forms, this volume interweaves the stories of students and their teacher. (10-up)
The Blue Mirror ($16) by Kathe Koja. A teen uses her art to deal with her problems and take control of her life. (12-up)
Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Tale ($16) by Candace Fleming, illus. by Sally Anne Lambert. In this Cajun-themed story, a gator cooks gumbo. (4-8)
The Remembering Stone ($16) by Barbara Timberlake Russell, illus. by Claire Cotts. Ana imagines herself a bird flying to her mother's homeland, Costa Rica. (5-8)
Circle Unbroken ($16) by Margot Theis Raven, illus. by E.B. Lewis. A woman shares the tradition of making sweetgrass baskets with her granddaughter. (6-up)
The Rabbit Who Didn't Want to Go to Sleep ($15) by Lilian Edvall, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Sara Gimbergsson, relays a tale about the desire to stay up past bedtime. (3-6)
Bridget and the Moose Brothers ($16) by Pija Lindenbaum, trans. by Kjersti Board, is a sequel to Bridget and the Gray Wolves and Bridget and the Muttonheads. (4-8)
Once Upon a Wedding ($15) by Jeanette Milde, trans. by Joan Sandin, escorts readers to a wedding. (4-8)
Baboon by Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben; and Jamela's Dress by Niki Daly ($6.95 each, 3-6); Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope, illus. by Sue Riddle ($5.95, 3-6); A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar by Candace Fleming, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($6.95, 4-8); Buttons by Brock Cole ($6.95, 5-up); The Happy Yellow Car by Polly Horvath and Moonpie and Ivy by Barbara O'Connor ($5.95 each, 10-up); and The Dark Light by Mette Newth, trans. by Faith Ingwersen; and Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris ($6.95 each, 12-up).
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
Silver Moon by Ian Krykorka, illus. by Vladyana Krykorka, collects Bohemian folktales that inspired the operas of Antonin Dvorak. (All ages)
What's That Sound? In the City and On the Farm ($7.95 each) by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Kim LaFave, are concept board books. (1-3)
On Uncle John's Farm ($14.95) by Sally Fitz-Gibbon, illus. by Brian Deines. A girl enjoys all that her uncle's farm has to offer. (3-5)
This Is Me and Where I Am ($14.95) by Joanne Fitzgerald is a tale that encourages youngsters to appreciate their place in the world. (3-6)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game ($15.95) by Maryann Kovalski. In this version of a familiar song, two girls and their grandmother enjoy a ball game. (3-6)
Gummytoes ($15.95) by Sean Cassidy. A beautiful tree frog discovers that being the center of attention has its drawbacks. (3-6)
No Monsters Here ($14.95) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Ruth Ohi. A boy leads his father, who is afraid of monsters, through the bedtime ritual. (3-6)
Amber: The Story of a Red Fox ($14.95) by Shirley Woods, illus. by Celia Godkin. When she leaves the safety of her family, a fox must overcome her fears and learn to survive. (8-11)
Flight from the Fortress ($14.95) by Lyn Cook. Philippe and Gaby flee from the Fortress of Louisberg during the second siege. (9-up)
The Lowdown on Earthworms ($15.95) by Norma Dixon, illus. by Tina Holdcroft, provides an introduction to earthworms. (7-12)
Brady Brady is back in Brady Brady and the Most Important Game and Brady Brady and the MVP by Mary Shaw, illus. by Chuck Temple ($4.95 each, 4-8). And joining First Flight Early Readers is Matthew and the Midnight Pirates by Allen Morgan, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($4.95, hardcover $11.95, 4-8).
Rabbit Blue by Marie-Louise Gay ($7.95, 3-6); This Is the Dog by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Chrissie Wysotski ($7.95, 3-7); Give Maggie a Chance ($7.95, 5-7) by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($7.95, 5-7); Number 21 by Nancy Hundal, illus. by Brian Deines ($8.95, 6-8); Enough by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($7.95, 7-9); The Perilous Year by Connie Brummel Crook and A Company of Fools by Deborah Ellis ($8.95 each, 10-up).
FLASHLIGHT PRESS (Independent Publishers Group, dist.)
Holly’s Bloom Garden ($15.95) by Sarah Ashman and Nancy Parent, illus. by Lori Mitchell, is a tale about finding one’s own gifts. (4-8)
The Ring Bear: A Rascally Wedding Adventure ($15.95) by David Michael Slater, illus. by S.G. Brooks, centers on a boy whose mother is remarrying. (4-8)
FOUR CORNERS (Biblio, dist.)
Going To... explores The Bridges of Edinburgh by Michele Spirn, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($6.95, 9-13).
FRANCES LINCOLN (Publishers Group West, dist.)
Paradise ($15.95), illus. by Fiona French, includes words from the authorized King James version of the Bible. (All ages)
Dali and the Path of Dreams ($15.95) by Anna Obiols, illus. by Joan Subirana. Salvador Dali’s most famous motifs are woven into a story to introduce the work of the artist to young children. (4-9)
Fairy Spotter’s Handbook ($14.95) by Rosalind Kerven, illus. by Wayne Anderson, is a guide to fairy spotting, including some folktales and folklore. (5-9)
Una and the Sea Cloak ($15.95) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Alison Jay, is a story set in Ireland. (6-up)
The Most Magnificent Mosque ($15.95) by Ann Jungman, illus. by Shelley Fowles. A story about the Mosque of Cordoba and how it brought unity to the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities. (6-9)
The Tortoise and the Hare ($7.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Jonathan Heale, is a retelling of Aesop’s fable. (4-up)
Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe ($9.95) by Antonia Barber, illus. by Paul Hess. A collection of seven tales from various Eastern European countries. (7-up)
The Horse Girl ($7.95) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Jason Cockcroft. A girl carves a horse in a rock and finds that the carving brings her on a magical journey. (7-9)
Words Are Not for Hurting ($7.95) by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen, encourages children to use words that are helpful instead of hurtful. (up to 3)
What to Do When You're Scared and Worried ($9.95) by James Crist offers advice on facing one's fears and adopting a positive perspective. (9-13)
Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along ($13.95) by Naomi Drew provides tips on avoiding conflict and defusing volatile situations. (10-15)
Learning to Get Along issues Be Polite and Kind and Join in and Play by Cheri Meiners ($10.95 each, 4-8).
The Lord's Prayer ($16.95) by Heidi Holder offers an introduction to this prayer. (All ages)
Hunger Moon ($15.95) by Sarah Lamstein. A girl takes a stand against parental violence. (10-up)
The Honeysuckle House ($16.95) by Andrea Cheng. Told by two 10-year-old girls, this is a story of alienation, longing and cultural differences. (10-up)
Heck, Superhero ($15.95) by Martine Leavitt. A 13-year-old discovers how bad living on the streets can be. (10-up)
The Black Brothers ($16.95) by Lisa Tetzner, trans. by Peter Neumeyer, illus. by Hannes Binder, is a graphic-novel version of this 1941 German story about 19th-century child exploitation. (12-up)
Portrait of Ivan by Paula Fox ($7.95, 9-12); The Emperor's Winding Sheet by Jill Paton Walsh ($8.95, 12-up); and Tusk and Stone by Malcolm Bosse ($7.95, 12-up).
The Yellow Balloon ($15.95) by Charlotte Dematons. A balloon leads readers on a world tour. (All ages)
Hammer Soup ($15.95) by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert is a tale of unexpected friendship and the joy of sharing. (2-8)
The Hudson: A Story of a River ($17.95) by Thomas Locker and Robert Baron offers a history of this waterway. (8-12)
Images of Conservationists continues with Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder by Thomas Locker and Joseph Bruchac ($17.95, 8-12).
Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People ($12.95) by Vickie Leigh Krudwig presents a profile of this 19th-century Native American. (8-12)
Presidents on Parade debuts with Presidential Elections and First Woman President by Carole Marsh ($29.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-14). Marsh's Patriotic Favorites adds Patriotic Biographies and Patriotic Projects ($19.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-14). Native Americans Heritage by Marsh issues editions for each of the 50 states ($29.95 each, paper $9.95, 7-14). And American Milestones presents When Brother Fought Brother: The American Civil War, How Our Nation Was Born: The American Revolution and The Fight for Equality: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement by Marsh ($29.95 each, paper $5.95, 7-14).
Launching City Activity Books are eight titles by Carole Marsh, including New York City Coloring & Activity Book, Chicago Coloring & Activity Book, San Francisco Coloring & Activity Book and New England Coloring & Activity Book ($3.95 each, 4-9).
Prince Orpheus ($5.95) by Paule du Bouchet, illus. by Fabian Negrin, relates the adventures of Orpheus, who helps Jason capture the Golden Fleece. (6-up)
Diogenes' Lantern ($5.95) by Françoise Kerisel, illus. by Frédérick Mansot, centers on this ancient Greek philosopher. (6-up)
The Perfect Knight ($5.95) by Catherine Gousseff, illus. by Fabian Negrin. A damsel teaches a knight a lesson about the virtues of peace. (6-up)
The Story of Alexander the Great ($14.95) by Sofia Zarabouka is a biography of this leader. (9-up)
Jason and the Golden Fleece ($14.95) by Sofia Zarabouka ($14.95) adapts the classic tale of Jason and the Argonauts. (9-up)
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome ($19.95) by Mike Corbishley features 220 entries exploring this civilization. (12-up)
Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts ($19.95) by Barbara Beery, photos by Marty Snortum. This collection of dessert recipes is packaged with a chef's hat. (6-12)
The Big Book of Boy Stuff ($24.95) by Bart King, illus. by Mike Cressy, includes chapters on such topics as magic, emergencies, jokes and activities. (7-14)
The Weather Detectives ($9.95) by Mark Eubank, illus. by Mark Hicks. Three kids' journey through the earth's atmosphere and teach readers facts about weather. (6-12)
New to the Children's Activity series is Putting on a Party: Adventure Parties for Kids by Lori Bonner, illus. by Fran Lee ($9.95, 7-11).
GIBBS SMITH/SIERRA CLUB BOOKS
Paperback ReprintThe Waterfall's Gift by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Richard Jesse Watson ($7.95, 5-9).
The Farmer in the Dell ($19.95) illus. by Ilse Plume sets this children's song on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm. (3-up)
Something's Not Quite Right by Guy Billout ($14.95, 6-up).
You're the Detective by Lawrence Treat, illus. by Kathleen Borowick ($8.95, 8-up).
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER PUBLISHING/ALASKA NORTHWEST
Kumak's Fish ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Michael Bania. Kumak and his family go ice fishing. (4-up)
Berry Magic ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon, illus. by Sloat. In this folktale, a girl living on the tundra uses her magic to create juicy berries. (5-up)
GREYSTONE (Publishers Group West, dist.)
Wizards: An Amazing Journey Through the Last Great Age of Magic by Candace Savage ($12, 8-12).
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Ruby's Rainy Day ($6.99), based on the characters of Rosemary Wells. Ruby dresses Max to play baseball in the rain, but the rain has stopped by the time he's ready. (2-3)
Read with Dick and Jane issues Away We Go, Who Can Help?, We See, We Work, We Play and Fun with Dick and Jane ($3.99 each, 2-3). The Wiggles star in Hot Potato, Hot Potato ($9.99, 2-5) and Starry Night ($7.99, 2-5). Strawberry Shortcake returns in What's Baking, Strawberry Shortcake? ($5.99, 2-5) and Strawberry Shortcake's Magnet Play Book ($10.99, 3-5). The Little Engine That Could chugs along with I Can Spell! ($10.99, 3-6). All Aboard Poetry Reader rolls on with I Brought My Rat for Show-and-Tell by Joan Horton, illus. by Melanie Siegel; and Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems by David Steinberg, illus. by Adrian Sinnott ($3.99 each, 6-8).
Read with Dick and Jane reissues Go and See and I See You ($5.99 each, 2-3).
New to The Wiggles are A Wiggly Mystery and Cold Spaghetti Western ($3.99 each, 2-5). Sticker Stories adds The Wiggles: Fun in the Sun ($4.99, 2-5); Emily Goes to Day Camp by Claire Masurel, illus. by Susan Calitri ($4.99, 2-6); and Read with Dick and Jane: Play Time ($4.99, 3-6). All Aboard Reading offers The Wiggles: Dorothy's Garden and Henry Goes Overboard ($3.99 each, 2-5). The Little Engine That Could issues three titles, all based on the story by Watty Piper: The Scavenger Hunt, illus. by Loretta Lustig ($4.99, 2-5); I Can Count!, ($3.99, 3-5); and Choo Choo Charlie Saves the Carnival by Megan Bryant, illus. by Cristina Ong ($3.99, 3-7). Learn with Dick and Jane presents Letters ($3.99, 3-5). New Strawberry Shortcake titles are Spring for Strawberry Shortcake ($3.99, 3-6), Strawberry Shortcake Goes Camping ($4.99, 3-6) and Berry Best Gardening Book by Megan Bryant ($6.99, 3-6). Joining Pom-Pom Sticker Stories is Fuzzy Wuzzy Bunny Tails by Raegan Randolph, illus. by Margie Moore ($4.99, 3-6). New All Aboard Picture Readers are Calling All Cats and Dog Wash Day by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($3.99 each, 3-6). And All Aboard Reading continues with The Easter Bonnet Parade by Monique Stephens ($3.99, 4-6).
Dragon Slayers' Academy adds Help! It's Parents Day at DSA and Danger! Wizard at Work by Kate McMullan, illus. by Bill Basso ($4.99 each, 7-10). Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo gains No Messin' with My Lesson and No Bones About It by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John and Wendy ($4.99 each, 7-10). Bratz continues with Beach Bash: Summer Is Heatin' Up!, Crazy for Shoes: A Guide for Your "SOLES"! and Bratz Chatz! A Super-Stylin' Cyber Story ($4.99 each, 7-12); and Keepin' It Real!, Model Friendship, Will Work for Fashion and All-Night Mall Party! ($4.99 each, 8-12). Scream Shop wails on with Three Strikes and You're a Monster! and Day of the Dead by Tracey West, illus. by Brian Dow ($4.99 each, 8-10). Who Was? welcomes Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? by Gare Thompson, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf; and Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince, illus. by John O'Brien ($4.99 each, 8-12). Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest
Underachiever returns in The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Carol Heyer ($4.99, 8-12). And Zenda debuts in Zenda and the Gazing Ball, A New Dimension and The Crystal Planet by Cassandra Westwood, created by Ken Petti and John Amodeo ($4.99 each, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Dragon Slayers' Academy reissues Wheel of Misfortune and Countdown to the Year 1000 by Kate McMullan, illus. by Bill Basso ($4.99 each, 7-10).
Rooster/Gallo ($14.95) by Jorge Luján, illus. by Manuel Monroy. This bilingual tale tells of a rooster creating the day. (2-5)
Lucy's Secret ($15.95) by Mireille Levert offers a tale about gardening and patience. (3-5)
The Three Hedgehogs ($15.95) by Javier Sáez Castán. Three thieving hedgehogs become heroes. (3-5)
A Song for Ba ($16.95) by Paul Yee, illus. by Jan Peng Wang. Set in the 1920s, this is the story of a boy whose father sings for a North American Chinese opera company that falls on hard times. (4-8)
Secret of the Snow Leopard ($16.95) by Tenzing Norbu Lama. In this sequel to Himalaya, Tsering comes of age in his Himalayan village. (4-8)
Cousins ($16.95) by Elisa Amado, illus. by Luis Garay, centers on a girl who lives with her Latin American father and North American grandmother. (5-9)
Little Book of Fairy Tales ($8.95) by Verónica Uribe, illus. by Murkasek, is a small-format volume that retells familiar and lesser-known fairy tales. (6-9)
Stories from the Life of Jesus ($24.95) by Celia Barker Lottridge, illus. by Linda Wolfsgruber, retells biblical tales. (9-up)
Boy O'Boy ($15.95) by Brian Doyle presents a tale centering on abuse. (11-13)
Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak ($16.95) by Deborah Ellis compiles interviews with youngsters. (11-up)
Good for Nothing ($17.95) by Michel Noël offers a mystery and love story. (12-15)
Ann and Seamus ($16.95) by Kevin Major, illus. by David Blackwood, presents a poem recounting an 1828 shipwreck and rescue off the coast of Newfoundland. (12-up)
Titles in SpanishPrimas (Cousins) by Elisa Amado, illus. by Luis Garay ($16.95, 5-9); and El pan de la guerra (The Breadwinner) by Deborah Ellis ($8.95, 10-14).
Literacy Play: Dramatic Play Activities That Teach Pre-Reading Skills ($19.95) by Sherrie West and Amy Cox rounds up activities that aim to teach literacy skills. (3-6)
The Learning Power of Laughter ($19.95) by Jackie Silberg collects more than 300 games and activities. (3-6)
Bubbles, Rainbows, and Worms ($14.95) by Sam Brown compiles experiments with plants, air, water and the senses. (3-6)
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities ($29.95), ed. by Kathy Charner and Maureen Murphy, presents activities that touch upon language, science, art, music and movement. (4-6)
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