That Blessed Christmas Night ($18) by Dori Chaconas is a poem describing the first Christmas. (4-8)

Who’s Who in the Bible ($12) by Stephanie Jeffs introduces biblical facts. (9-12)


Christmas A to Z ($5) by Peg Augustine and Emmanuel Vargas is a holiday alphabet book featuring words in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Dig Into the Bible ($10) presents reproducible pages of puzzles, word searches and crosswords based on the Bible. (6-8)


The Art of Steven Huneck ($50) by Laura Beach focuses on the career of this artist, creator of books featuring Sally, a black Lab. (All ages)

Campbell Kids Alphabet Soup ($10.95) is an alphabet book starring the Campbell Kids. (up to 6)

D Is for Drums ($16.95) by Kay Chorao offers an A to Z look at Colonial Williamsburg. (up to 6)

Little House, Little Town ($14.95) by Scott Beck reveals the cozy life of a mother, father and baby. (up to 6)

Elf Elementary ($12.95) by Edward Miller. Elves in training learn facts about Christmas. (4-8)

Grandmother and Me ($16.95) by Diane Barbara and Dominique Beccaria is a record book and scrapbook for children and their grandmothers. (5-10)

Jungle Drums ($18.95) by Graeme Base. This tale of the smallest warthog in Africa features hidden pictures. (4-8)

Pee-Ew! Is That You, Bertie? ($14.95) by David Roberts tells of a flatulent boy who is chastised by his family. (4-8)

The Useful Moose ($14.95) by Fiona Robinson. A girl discovers moose can be useful around the house. (4-9)

Can You Find It, Too? ($15.95) by Judith Cressy. Published in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this book encourages kids to find details in 20 paintings. (5-9)

The Great Bridge-Building Contest ($16.95) by Bo Zaunders, illus. by Roxie Munro, is the story of the bridge that was the site of the first land battle of the Civil War. (5-9)

Journey to Cahokia ($17.95) by Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh. This volume published in association with The Art Institute of Chicago recounts a Native American boy’s journey before the arrival of the Europeans. (5-9)

Maritcha ($17.95) by Tonya Bolden. Based on a memoir, this is the story of a black child born free during the days of slavery. (5-9)

The Dog Who Sang at the Opera ($16.95) by Jim West and Marshall Izen, illus. by Erika Oller, is a tale rooted in an actual incident in which an opera diva was upstaged by a vocal wolfhound. (5-9)

The Future of the Earth ($16.95), adapted by Robert Burleigh, photos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, chronicles mankind’s effect on the natural world. (8-12)

L’Chaim! To Jewish Life in America! ($24.95) by Susan Goldman Rubin. This celebration of American Jewish life is published in association with the Jewish Museum. (10-up)


Hello Kitty returns in five titles, including Hello Kitty Everywhere by Kate Williamson with Jennifer Butefish and Maria Fernanda Soares ($14.95, all ages). Babar is back in My First Book ($19.95, all ages) and Babar and the Scary Day ($9.95, 4-8). Isabelle stars in Isabelle the Flower Girl ($9.95, 4-8). And Ruby Gloom debuts in Ruby Gloom’s Keys to Happiness by Mighty Fine ($12.95, 10-14).

Board Book Reprints

Babar Bedtime and Babar Family Time and Fruity Cutie Colors and Kiddens by Tom Arma ($5.95 each, up to 2); and Hello Kitty, Hello Color! and Hello Kitty, Hello Numbers! ($6.95 each, up to 2).

Series Reissues

Babar reissues Babar Loses His Crown ($9.95) and Babar’s Mystery ($16.95) by Laurent de Brunhoff (4-8).


11,000 Years Lost ($18.95) by Peni R. Griffin. During an archaeological dig, a Texan girl is transported back in time to the Ice Age. (10-14)

Under the Sun ($16.95) by Arthur Dorros. Separated from his parents during the Balkan war, a boy journeys 400 miles to reach a village of children living in peace. (10-16)


Sunscreen adds Drugs Explained and When Life Stinks ($9.95 each, 10-14).

ALGONQUIN (Workman, dist.)


King Matt the First ($13.95) by Janusz Korczak is a fable of a boy who becomes king and sets out to make the world right. (10-up)

ALL ABOUT KIDS (Consortium, dist.)

Jerome ($16.95) by Laura L. Seeley is about a plush puppy who finds that being different can be a good thing. (4-10)

ALLEN & UNWIN (IPG, dist.)


Circus Berzerkus ($6.95) by Jonathan Harlen. Carnival characters struggle to save the family circus. (8-12)

THE ANIMAL BAND PRODUCTIONS, iNC (Baker & Taylor, dist.)

The All Animal Band ($16) by Jim Moore, illus. by Norris Hall. Five animals discover music and form a band. (4-up)

ANNICK PRESS (Firefly Books, dist.)

The Complete Adventures of the Mole Sisters ($19.95) by Roslyn Schwartz compiles the 10 adventures featuring these siblings. (2-4)

Beneath the Bridge ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Ruth Ohi, follows a tiny paper boat on its way downstream. (2-5)

Zigzag: Zoems for Zindergarten ($19.95, paper $8.95) by Loris Lesynski presents poems focusing on the sounds and rhythm of language. (4-6)

Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay, 10th Anniv. Ed. ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Peter Cumming, illus. by Alice Priestly, offers this tale of a girl and a polar bear cub. (4-7)

Grandparents’ Day ($18.95, paper $7.95) by Nikki Tate, illus. by Benoît Laverdière, centers on an unconventional grandmother. (5-8)

Space Pirates ($19.95, paper $8.95) by Scoular Anderson. Readers help pirates hunt for treasure chests. (6-9)

Tales from the Isle of Spice ($19.95, paper $6.95) by Richardo Keens-Douglas, illus. by Sylvie Bourbonnière, retells three stories. (7-11)

Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Gillian O’Reilly, illus. by Krista Johnson, examines more than 500 slang words. (10-up)

Freewalker ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Dennis Foon continues the Longlight Legacy trilogy. (11-up)

In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Shari Graydon takes a look at the culture of beauty and beauty-industry hype. (11-up)

An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries ($18.95, paper $8.95) by Nina Schindler, illus. by Robert Barrett, shares letters, e-mails and other exchanges between a boy and a girl who fascinates him. (13-up)

Perfectly Secret: The Hidden Lives of Seven Teen Girls ($18.95, paper $8.95) by Susan Musgrave collects seven essays in which women writers discuss their teenage years. (13-up)

I Wrote on All Four Walls: Teens Speak Out on Violence ($19.95, paper $9.95), ed. by Fran Fearnley, compiles true stories of nine teens who have witnessed, been the victim of or instigated acts of violence. (13-up)


Annick Chapter Books gains What a Goat! by Errol Broome, illus. by Sharon Thompson ($16.95, paper $4.95, 6-9). Hidden! continues with Hidden Depths: Amazing Underwater Discoveries by Tina Holdcroft ($18.95, paper $7.95, 6-11). And joining TrueStories from the Edge is Fires! by Tanya Lloyd Kyi ($18.95, paper $8.95, 8-up).


Mini-Book Fun Pack ($4.99, 2-5).

Paperbacks in Spanish

Gatomágico (Catmagic) by Loris Lesynski, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti; Bola de mugre (Mud Puddle) by Robert Munsch, trans. by José M. López, illus. by Sami Soumalainen; and Espera y verás (Wait and See) by Munsch, trans. by Rigo Aguirre, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($5.95 each, 4-7).


Look Who Lives in the Desert! ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Brooke Bessesen presents rhymes and facts about desert animals. (3-9)


Mis abuelos y yo/My Grandparents and I ($14.95) by Samuel Caraballo, trans. by Ethriam Cash Brammer, illus. by D. Nina Cruz, is a bilingual story set in Puerto Rico. (3-7)

Waiting for Papá/ Esperando a Papá ($14.95) by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Anthony Accardo. Beto hopes his father can leave war-torn El Salvador to join the boy and his mother in New York. (3-7)

Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote/ Mamá Zorra y Don Coyote ($14.95) by Victor Villaseñor, trans. by Guadalupe Vanessa Turcios, illus. by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara. Mother Fox uses her wits to save her babies from Mr. Coyote. (3-7)


Upside Down and Backwards/De cabeza al revés ($9.95) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, trans. by Karina Hernandez, is a bilingual collection of stories. (8-11)

Looking for La Única ($9.95) by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman is a sequel to Summer of El Pintor. (11-up)


Nanto and Auju ($15.95) by Alejandro Taish Mayaprua. The youth of the Achuar tribe of Ecuador provide illustrations for this myth of these Ecuadorian people of the Amazon rainforest. (4-12)


Jesus, This Is Your Prayer ($12.99), ed. by Jeff Kunkel. Children’s words and drawings reveal what the Lord’s Prayer means to them. (6-12)


A Friend from Galilee ($9.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Verse depicts Jesus as a child in biblical times and as a child in today’s world. (4-8)

BABY TATTOO BOOKS (SCB Distributors, dist.)

Izzy’s Very Important Job ($9) by Ragnar. A girl navigates her rocket car into outer space to perform her nightly duty of lighting up the moon. (All ages)


My 1-2-3 Bible/My 1-2-3 Bible Promises and My Color Bible/My Color Praises ($14.99 each) by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Claudine Gévry. These flip books use biblical stories to teach counting and colors. (up to 6)

Adeline and Adeline’s Porcupine ($16.99 each) by Bobby Strickland, illus. by Kathryn Rathke. In these tales about a girl and her animal friends, the characters learn the meanings of God’s love and grace. (4-8)


Promised Land Diaries adds two titles by Tyra Adams ($10.99 each, 8-12).


My Firstborn, There’s No One Like You ($12.99) by Kevin Leman and Kevin Leman II, illus. by Kevin Leman II. Mama Bears explains how special her firstborn cub is. (All ages)’


Mean Girls: Facing Your Beauty Turned Beast ($14.99) by Hayley DiMarco offers teenage girls advice on dealing with peers. (13-18)

Paperback Series

The Dirt series has two additions by Justin Lookadoo and Hayley DiMarco ($9.99 each, 13-18).


My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids ($16.99) by Baron Baptiste, illus. by Sophie Fatus. An introduction to yoga. (All ages)

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories ($19.99) by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Rebecca Guay, is an anthology of classic ballet tales. (All ages)

Creepy Crawly Calypso and CD ($16.99) by Tony Langham, illus. by Debbie Harter, introduces numbers, instruments and calypso music. (up to 7)

Jump into January ($15.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Maria Carluccio, focuses on the seasons and months of the year. (up to 7)

Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? ($14.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton. On a quest to discover what a baby kangaroo is called, a puppy meets other young animals. (up to 7)

Cleo’s Counting Book and Cleo’s Alphabet Book ($5.99 each) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford are concept books starring this feline. (up to 7)

We All Go Traveling By ($5.99) by Sheena Roberts, illus. by Sioban Bell, spotlights colors and modes of transportation. (up to 7)

We All Went on Safari ($6.99) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Julia Cairns, is a counting tale set in Tanzania. (up to 7)

The Elephants’ Ears ($6.99) by Catherine Chambers, illus. by Caroline Mockford, describes how African and Indian elephants found their homelands. (up to 7)

Catch That Goat ($6.99) by Polly Alakija. A boy searches for his mischievous goat in a Nigerian marketplace. (up to 7)

The Parrot Tico Tango ($15.99) by Anna Witte centers on a bird who learns a lesson about greed. (4-8)

The Princess and the White Bear King ($16.99) by Tanya Robyn Batt, illus. by Nicoletta Ciccoli, is a story that weaves together three Scandanavian fairytales. (4-8)

Walking Through the Jungle with Audio CD ($9.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter, takes a hide-and-seek journey through the jungle. (4-8)

Elephant Dance: Memories of India ($16.99) by Teresa Heine, illus. by Sheila Moxley. A child learns about his native India through his grandfather’s tales. (4-10)

The Barefoot Book of Pirates with Audio CD by Richard Walker and The Barefoot Book of Princesses with Audio CD by Caitlin Matthews ($14.99 each), both illus. by Olwyn Whelan, are story anthologies. (5-10)

Grandfather Mountain: Stories of Gods and Heroes from Many Cultures ($19.99) by Burleigh Muten, illus. by Sian Bailey, collects myths. (8-up)

Magic Hoofbeats: Horse Tales from Many Lands ($19.99) by Josepha Sherman, illus. by Linda Wingerter, compiles stories from various cultures. (8-up)

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales ($9.99) by Naomi Adler, illus. by Amanda Hall, brings together stories from around the world. (8-up)


On the Farm ($16.95) by Danna Swartz, illus. by Francesca Ferri, contains a removable cloth basket that kids can fill with produce found on each page. (Up to 3)

Noah’s Ark ($18.95) by Rettore A.S. is a cloth book featuring an ark filled with fabric animals. (Up to 3)

Morning in the Jungle ($10.95) by Teresa Imperato, illus. by Mercedes McDonald, includes pop-ups, pull-tabs and flaps. (3-6)

Ducky Dives In! ($12.95) by Richard Waring, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees, introduces a mud-loving duckling. (3-6)

Baby Bear’s Christmas Kiss ($13.95) by John Prater. Baby Bear finds the perfect gift for Grandbear. (3-6)

A Chair for Baby Bear ($12.95) by Kaye Umansky, illus. by Chris Fisher. The Bear family shops for a chair to replace the one that Goldilocks broke. (3-6)

Plummet ($12.95) by Tony and Jan Payne, illus. by Emily Bolam. A friend cheers up a flying frog who cannot fly. (3-7)

Itzy Bitzy House ($14.95) by Christine Morton-Shaw, illus. by Arthur Robins. Rain-soaked animals get a pleasant surprise. (4-7)

The Ghost Library ($14.95) by David Melling. Bo dreams up a way to help ghosts fill their empty library with stories. (4-7)

With Lots of Love ($12.95) by Hans Wilhelm. Toby Bear gives his aunt a Valentine that provides a clue to finding her beloved lost parrot. (4-7)

Rockwell: A Boy and His Dog ($14.95) by Loren Spiotta-Di Mare, illus. by Cliff Miller, tells of Norman Rockwell’s search for the right dog to pose for his final calendar painting. (4-8)

Runaway Jack ($14.95) by Stewart Lees. Sold at auction, a young slave in the 1840s escapes and is aided by Quaker abolitionists. (6-9)

Our World: Little Books of Facts and Our Solar System: Little Books of Facts ($14.95 each) by Clint Twist offer six board books of facts about the continents; and the planets. (7-11)

Little Box of Wizard Tricks-Over 50 Tricks to Amaze Your Friends ($16.95) by Janet Sacks. Eight instruction books for aspiring magicians. (8-up)

The Teen Oracle-The Magical Way for Teens to Answer Questions About Love, Style, Friends, and Futures ($16.95) by Emrys offers a book and two card packs. (12-up)


Stroller Softies introduces Cow and Pig and Elephant and Lion by Kenny Rettore, illus. by Olivia Lyly ($11.95 each, up to 2). Softy Wheels rolls on with two new books by Richard Powell, illus. by Gerald Hawksley ($8.95 each, 1-3). Four titles launch Christmas Wood Tops, illus. by Caroline Davis ($4.95 each, 1-4). Fun Phones rings in with four books illus. by Ben Cort ($4.95 each, 2-5). And a trio of titles by Mark Shulman joins Flashlight Books ($8.95 each, 6-11).


Spanish Thesaurus for Children-Libro de sinónimos y antónimos, 2nd Ed. ($8.95) by Harriet Wittels and Joan Greisman updates this illustrated reference. (8-12)

Money $ense for Kids, 2nd Ed. ($10.95) by Hollis Page Harman contains info on savings programs, bank accounts, writing checks, etc. (8-up)

Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff-A Guide to Growing Up ($12.95) by Jacqui Bailey, illus. by Jan McCafferty, is a guide for adolescents. (11-16)

Paperback Series

El osito estudiante offers four Spanish concept books by Arianna Candel, illustrated by Francesc Rovira ($6.95 each, 3-6). Festival Time adds two titles by Jonny Zucker, illus. by Jan Barger ($6.95 each, 3-7). The Seasons debuts with four English and four Spanish volumes by Núria Roca ($6.95 each, 4-7). There are two new Fun Activity Books by Clare Beaton ($4.95 each, 5-10). And Ener-Chi Books issues Martial Arts by Alice Jablonsky and Yoga by Jeanne Finestone ($8.95 each, 10-14).


What I Believe ($15.95) by Jennifer Murphy-Morrical, illus. by Sue Shanahan, explores basic beliefs about life. (2-5)


Teen Vision: How to Find Your Passion and Realize Your Dreams ($9.95) by Kristi Stoll and Gidget Clayton presents advice on recognizing and pursuing one’s dreams. (10-16)


Where Is Coco Going? Click here! ($14.95) by Sloane Tanen, photos by Stefan Hagen. A chicken uses many modes of transportation to reach a surprise destination. (3-up)

The Day the Dog Dressed Like DadClick here! ($16.95) by Tom Amico and James Proimos, illus. by Proimos. When Dad’s away, the dog dresses and acts like him. (4-8)

The Mermaid’s ManualClick here! ($16.95) by Dawn Apperley. This tale of a mermaid’s first day at the Magic Mermaid School features removable accessories. (4-8)

GermsClick here! ($16.95) by Ross Collins. When he is sent to infect a girl, Pox, a recent graduate of Germ Academy, instead joins her immune system to make her even healthier. (4-8)

Clementine and MungoClick here! ($16.95) by Sarah Dyer. A boy helps his older sister overcome her fear of the dark. (4-8)

A Little Bit of TroubleClick here! ($16.95) by Sally Grindley, illus. by Eleanor Taylor, is a follow-up to No Trouble at All. (4-8)

Santa’s Littlest HelperClick here! ($15.95) by Anu Stohner, illus. by Henrike Wilson. This holiday helper brings presents to forgotten forest animals. (4-8)

Two Left FeetClick here! ($16.95) by Adam Stower. A monster finds the ideal partner for a dance contest. (4-8)

Rude Ramsay and the Roaring RadishesClick here! ($16.95) by Margaret Atwood, illus. by Dušan Petri?i?. A boy escapes from his unappreciative family in this story featuring words beginning with the letter "R." (5-up)

A Bear Called SundayClick here! ($14.95) by Axel Hacke, illus. by Michael Sowa. A boy dreams himself into a world where teddy bears’ toys are human boys and girls. (5-up)

Hard Hat AreaClick here! ($17.95) by Susan L. Roth focuses on a girl who is an apprentice ironworker on the construction site of a New York skyscraper. (5-up)

The Trimoni Twins and the Changing CoinClick here! ($15.95) by Pam Smallcomb. Twin sister magicians battle an evil character to gain possession of a coin that changes people into animals. (7-11)

Whispering to WitchesClick here! ($16.95) by Anna Dale. Unsuspecting Joe travels to his mother’s house for Christmas with a trio of witches. (8-12)

Spilled WaterClick here! ($15.95) by Sally Grindley. Journeying through modern-day China, a girl experiences different forms of servitude before finding the path to a free life. (8-12)

DuelClick here! ($15.95) by David Grossman. A boy must solve a mystery to save an adult friend from murder. (8-12)

Bartlett and the Forest of PlentyClick here! ($15.95) by Odo Hirsch. Bartlett and his friends returns in this tale set in the jungle. (8-12)

Once Upon a CurseClick here! ($15.95) by E.D. Baker. Emma goes back in time in this final installment of The Tales of the Frog Princess. (8-up)

The Empty MirrorClick here! ($16.95) by James Lincoln Collier. In this historical novel, a boy loses his reflection to a doppelgänger from beyond the grave. (10-14)

Emma BurningClick here! ($17.95) by Shannon Hale tells of a young woman whose power to control fire threatens to consume her. (10-up)

The Purple EmperorClick here! ($17.95) by Herbie Brennan is a sequel to Faerie Wars. (12-up)

Pulling PrincesClick here! ($16.95) by Tyne O’Connell. An American teen in boarding school in England wins the heart of a prince. (12-up)

StormwitchClick here! ($16.95) by Susan Vaught. In 1969 Mississippi, a girl from Haiti uses the magic her grandmother taught her to ward off evil. (12-up)

Board Book Reprints

Mole and the Baby BirdClick here! by Marjorie Newman, illus. by Patrick Benson ($6.95, 2-6).


Gangsta RapClick here! ($7.95) by Benjamin Zephaniah centers on three troubled youths who find success in the music industry. (14-up)

Paperback Series

The InsidersClick here! adds Pass It On by J. Minter ($8.95, 14-up).

Paperback Reprints

My First Day at Nursery SchoolClick here! by Becky Edwards, illus. by Anthony Flintoft ($6.95, 2-6)

No Trouble at AllClick here! by Sally Grindley, illus. by Eleanor Taylor ($6.95, 4-8)

Bartlett and the Ice VoyageClick here! by Odo Hirsch ($6.95, 8-12)

The Frog PrincessClick here! by E.D. Baker ($6.95, 8-up)

Stravaganza: City of MasksClick here! by Mary Hoffman ($7.95, 10-up)

Faerie WarsClick here! by Herbie Brennan ($7.95, 12-up)

Who Is Jesse Flood?Click here! by Malachy Doyle ($7.95, 12-up)

A Perfect SnowClick here! by Nora Martin ($6.95, 12-up)

FaceClick here! by Benjamin Zephaniah ($6.95, 12-up).

BLUE APPLE BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)

Misery Is a Spider in the Bathtub ($9.95) by Jennifer Hochhauser, illus. by Jennifer Rapp, compiles childhood "miseries." (All ages)

Noisy Forest! ($8.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback. This large-format board book focuses on animals and the sounds they make. (1-4)

This Is Thanksgiving ($8.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Deborah Zemke, offers a culinary introduction to this holiday. (2-5)

One Smart Skunk ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Santiago Cohen, centers on a skunk who moves from the suburbs to the city. (4-8)

My Friend Grandpa ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Robert Wurzburg, portrays the bond between a girl and her grandfather. (4-8)

Schools Have Learn ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley, is a celebration of school. (5-9)

You Can’t Take Your Body to a Repair Shop ($15.95) by Fred Ehrlich, illus. by Amanda Haley, discusses common childhood illnesses. (5-10)


Buzzy returns in Buzzy’s Big Bedtime Book and Buzzy’s Birthday by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam ($9.95 each, 2-6).

Paperback Series

New to Hey Irma! is Hey Irma! It’s a Contest by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Barry Gott ($7.95, 5-8).


Christmas Gifts ($15.95) by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe, illus. by Jennifer Emery. Rhymes describe the gifts the Christmas season offers. (2-up)

Mouse’s Halloween Party ($13.95) by Jeanne Modesitt, illus. by Robin Spowart. Can Mouse find a way to make his friend Pig happy in time for the festivities? (3-6)

The Night of the Fireflies ($15.95) by Karen Winnick, illus. by Yoriko Ito. Miko discovers the pleasure of Japan’s fireflies. (4-8)

Spiders: Biggest! Littlest! ($15.95) by Sandra Markle, illus. by Simon Pollard, examines spiders of the world. (4-up)

Has Anybody Lost a Glove? ($15.95) by G. Francis Johnson, illus. by Dimitrea Tokunbo. Jabari hopes to return the glove he finds on the subway stairs to the person who lost it. (5-up)

Snakes! Strange and Wonderful ($15.95) by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson, focuses on various snakes found throughout the world. (6-9)

Earthquakes: Earth’s Mightiest Moments ($15.95) by David Harrison, illus. by Cheryl Nathan, explores the nature and causes of earthquakes. (6-up)

Saint Valentine ($15.95) by Ann Tompert, illus. by Kestutis Kasparavicius, reveals the story behind Valentine’s Day. (6-up)

Mama Loves Me from Away ($15.95) by Pat Brisson, illus. by Laurie Caple. For Sugar’s birthday, her incarcerated mother makes something that will bring them closer while they are apart. (7-up)

Subway: The Story of Tunnels, Tubes, and Tracks ($15.95) by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Neil Waldman, provides a history of underground railways. (7-up)

Buildings in Disguise: Architecture That Looks Like Animals, Food, and Other Things ($16.95) by Joan Marie Arbogast, shares the history of mimetic architecture. (8-up)

Caesar Rodney’s Ride: The Story of an American Patriot ($16.95) by Jan Cheripko, illus. by Gary Lippincott, tells of this man who rode from Delaware to Philadelphia to cast his vote for independence. (9-up)


America, My New Home ($15.95) by Monica Gunning, illus. by Ken Condon, presents 23 poems describing a girl’s journey to a new land. (7-up)

Fine Feathered Friends: Poems for Young People ($17.95) by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple, contains poetry focusing on birds. (10-12)

Connecting Dots: Poems of My Journey ($15.95) by David L. Harrison, illus. by Kelley Cunningham Cousineau. Poetry traces the author’s life story. (10-up)


Special Times Bible Stories for Toddlers, Special Times Bible Rhymes for Toddlers, Special TimesBible Promises for Toddlers and Special Times Bible Prayers for Toddlers ($9.97 each) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Susan Reagan, are collections packaged with a CD featuring songs. (up to 3)

Bitsy’s Harvest Party ($12.99) by Melody Carlson, illus. by Susan Reagan. Can Bitsy Spider pull off the harvest party she wants to have in her pumpkin house? (4-10)

’Twas the Night: The Nativity Story ($12.99) by Melody Carlson, illus. by Susan Reagan, retells the Nativity story to the cadence of "The Night Before Christmas." (4-10)

BROWN BARN BOOKS (203-227-3387)


The Time Shelter ($10.95) by Sandi LeFaucheur. Kids in London are transported back to the 1940s when they explore an abandoned WWII bomb shelter. (10-up)

Home to the Sea ($10.95) by Chester Aaron. A California teen becomes a mermaid and aids trapped sea creatures. (10-up)

Idiot! ($10.95) by Colin Neenan. Jim becomes a national romantic hero after he sends anonymous love letters to a would-be high school gossip columnist. (12-up)

What’s Happily Ever After, Anyway? ($11.95) by Michelle Taylor. Miranda must deal with the realities of teen love. (12-up)

Running Horsemen ($14.95) by Dolph LeMoult follows a boy’s odyssey from Texas to New York in search of his father. (12-up)

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