The Littlest Angel ($16.95) by Charles Tazwell, illus. by Guy Porfirio, offers this classic story. (All ages)

My Funny Valentine ($12.95) by Michelle Adams, illus. by Meredith Johnson, collects Valentine sentiments. (4-8)

The Christmas Pea Coat ($14.95) by Richard Schneider, illus. by Higgins Bond. Henry invites the neighborhood bully to Christmas Eve dinner. (5-9)


The Night Before Christmas ($9.95) by Clement Clark Moore, illus. by Guy Porfirio, is an accordion-fold board book. (All ages)

The Christmas Story ($6.95) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Wendy Edelson relays the Nativity story. (1-3)

Count Your Blessings ($9.95) by Patricia Reeder Eubank is a counting book focusing on things to be thankful for. (2-5)


Baby Looney Tunes has three additions ($6.95-$7.95 each, 6 mos.-4 yrs.). San Diego Zoo Animal Library Series adds Animal ABCs and Count to Ten and Back Again ($7.95 each, 2-4); and four titles by Patricia A. Pingry ($6.95 each, 2-6). There are three new P.K. Hallinan Board Books by P.K. Hallinan ($6.95-$7.95 each, 3-5). And "The Story of…" welcomes The Story of Robert E. Lee by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($6.95, 3-5).


O Little Town of Bethlehem ($9.95) by Ron Berry, illus. by Chris Sharp, features lights that blink and a sound chip. (All ages)


Little Ruth Reddingford (and the Wolf) ($15.95) by Hank Wesselman, illus. by Raquel Abreu. Walking through the woods on the way to visit her grandmother, a girl encounters two bullies. (3-10)

Too Many Murkles ($15.95) by Heidi Charissa Schmidt, illus. by Mary Gregg Byrne. A girl helps the villagers understand that a problem can be a blessing in disguise. (3-10)


Big Book of Clues ($12.99) by Wendy Wax, illus. by David Brooks, is a lift-the-flap alphabet book. (4-7)


Tote-Along Soft Shapes presents Trick or Treat, illus. by Bob Filipowich ($9.99, 1-4). Flip-Flap Books gains Addition and Spelling by Leslie Bockol, illus. by BB Sams ($16.99 each, 4-7). Hear and There adds Safari Sounds by Susan Ring, illus. by John Kanzlar ($18.99, 4-8). New Groovy Tubes are Arctic Chill! by Susan Ring and Raging Reptiles! by Jan Jenner, both illus. by Bernard Adnet ($19.99 each, 5-12). And Story Cards continues with two books by Jon Anderson, illus. by Jim Steck ($9.99 each, 6-up).

INSPIRE PRESS (408-395-2003)

The Black Sheep ($16.95) by Stephan J. Harper, illus. by Mary FitzGerald Beach. A black lamb born into a flock of white sheep embarks on a quest to find a mythical herd of black sheep. (All ages)



My Name Starts With… adds four titles by Larry Hayes, illus. by Airlie Anderson ($12.95 each, 1-8).


Hello, New Baby! ($9.95), illus. by Hideko Takahashi, is a touch-and-feel tale with gatefolds. (2-up)

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly ($12.95), illus. by Claudia Rueda, contains pop-ups and pull-tabs. (3-up)

Trick or Treat! A Halloween Shapes Book ($7.95) by Teresa Imperato, illus. by Jeanne Winston, features removable candy-shaped pieces. (3-up)

Spin & Spell ($14.95) by Jessica Perez, illus. by Claudine Gévry, introduces a spelling game. (3-up)

Ten Christmas Lights by Teresa Imperato, illus. by Jo Parry; and Eight Chanukah Lights by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Melissa Iwai ($10.95 each) are holiday counting books with lights. (3-up)

My Race into Space ($9.95), illus. by Viviana Garofoli, is a book of space facts featuring glow-in-the-dark stars. (3-up)

On Top of Spaghetti ($12.95), illus. by Gene Barretta, presents this song, with pop-ups, tabs and a sound chip. (3-up)

Medieval Castle ($22), illus. by Phil Wilson, is a three-dimensional castle with press-out characters. (3-up)

Fiona’s Fairy Magic ($10.95), illus. by Benrei Huang. Fiona attends fairy school in this pop-up tale. (3-up)

Hooray! It’s Valentine’s Day! ($9.95), illus. by Pauline Stewart, is a pop-up board book with stickers, pen and cards. (4-up)

Speed Machines ($14.95), illus. by Keith Robinson, features pop-up vehicles and moving gears. (5-up)


Wise and Not So Wise: Ten Tales from the Rabbis ($15.95) by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Alexa Ginsburg, collects stories from Talmudic and midrashic folklore. (6-up)


The Kids’ Catalog of Hanukkah ($16.95) by David A. Adler is a holiday treasury. (8-up)


What Month Is It? ($15.95) by Sandy Parker, illus. by Cathy Hofher. Sam visits a different state each month. (4-9)


Ma Dear’s Old Green House ($16.95) by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Sonia Lynn Sadler. A girl shares fond memories of summers at her grandmother’s house. (5-up)

Paperback Series

Kid Caramel adds Ghost Ranch, The Legend of Mad Jake by Dwayne Ferguson ($4.50, 8-12). And NEATE 4 releases Eddie’s Ordeal by Kelly Starling-Lyons ($3.95, 9-12).


Paperback Reprints

Tamika and the Wisdom Rings by Camille Yarbrough ($5.95, 7-9); Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Cowboys and Reflections of a Black Cowboy: The Buffalo Soldiers by Robert Miller ($9.95 each, 9-up); and Freedom Rides: Journey to Justice and Harlem Renaissance by James Haskins ($10.95 each, 10-up).



No Money? No Problem! ($4.99) by Lori Haskins, illus. by John Nez, tells of a girl desperate to get the latest video game. (5-7)

Whatcha Got? ($4.99) by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Amy Wummer. Will Missy have the chance to appear on her favorite TV show? (5-7)

A Slimy Story ($4.99) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye. Dan is grossed out by earthworms until one hitches a ride in his in his pocket and creates a sensation in school. (5-7)

My Brother, the Knight ($4.99) by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Jerry Smath. Colin’s brother challenges him to live for a week as knights lived in the 1400s. (6-8)

Pete for President! ($4.99) by Daisy Alberto, illus. by Blanche Sims. Best friends both decide to run for class president. (6-8)


Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep ($15.95) by Gabriela Keselman, illus. by Noemí Villamuza, introduces a boy whose worries keep him awake. (3-5)

FLUSI, the Sock Monster ($15.95) by Bine Brändle tells of the creature responsible for socks that go missing in the wash. (3-6)

Guji Guji ($15.95) by Chih-Yuan Chen. The title character saves his duck family from hungry crocodiles. (4-8)

When Mum Was Little ($15.95) by Mini Goss is a tale that flashes back to 1969. (4-9)


I Don’t Want to Go to Bed! and I Want My Pacifier ($4.95 each) by Tony Ross are tales featuring toddlers. (2-5)


Bible Heroes I Can Be ($6.95) by Ann Eisenberg, illus. by Rosalyn Schanzer, is a board book with biblical characters. (1-4)

Let’s Visit Israel ($5.95) by Judye Groner, illus. by Cheryl Nathan. This board book tours Israel by jeep, cable car, bus and foot. (1-4)

It’s Hanukkah Time! ($12.95) by Latifa Berry Kropf, photos by Tod Cohen. Preschoolers celebrate this holiday with their grandparents. (2-6)

Sammy Spider’s First Sukkot ($17.95) by Sylvia Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn. A spider learns about this Jewish harvest festival. (3-8)


Apples and Pomegranates: Rosh Hashanah Seder ($7.95) by Rahel Musleah, illus. by Judy Jarrett, includes blessings, songs, stories and recipes surrounding this holiday. (All ages)

Grandpa and Me on Tu B’Shevat ($6.95) by Marji Gold-Vukson, illus. by Leslie Evans, is a rhyming tale about the tradition of planting trees on this holiday. (3-8)


Monkey Business ($16.95) by Wallace Edwards illustrates idioms. (All ages)

Drumheller Dinosaur Dance ($15.95) by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo. What do dinosaur skeletons do when everyone is asleep? (3-6)

The Penguin and the Pea ($14.95) by Janet Perlman offers a spin on The Princess and the Pea. (3-7)

Franklin’s Picture Dictionary ($15.95) by Rosemarie Shannon is a reference book featuring this turtle. (5-8)

Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse ($15.95) by Frank Asch, illus. by Devin Asch. When a cat orders a mouse at a restaurant, he is served a chatty dinner. (5-9)

Jabberwocky ($16.95) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Stephane Jorisch, presents this nonsense poem. (6-up)

The Flags of War ($16.95) by John Wilson. A runaway slave changes the lives of two cousins. (8-up)

Sister to the Wolf ($16.95) by Maxine Trottier is a tale of danger and romance set in the wilds of early Canada. (8-up)

Tree of Life ($16.95) by Rochelle Strauss, illus. by Margot Thompson, introduces biodiversity. (8-up)

Fantastic Feats and Failures ($15.95, paper $7.95) by the editors of YES magazine offers engineering stories. (8-12)

The Mob ($16.95) by Clem Martini presents a saga about a crow family. (12-up)


Wheels at Work rolls on with In the City and In the Country by Don Kilby ($14.95 each, 3-7). There are four new Franklin TV Storybooks ($10.95 each, 3-8). Once-Upon-A-Time adds Three Tales of Adventures by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Joe Weissmann ($10.95, 4-7). Kids Can Read offers two Pup and Hound stories by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Hendry ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); two Franklin tales ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Garbage Collectors and Police Officers by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Kim LaFave ($14.95 each, paperback $3.95, 6-8). Wildlife welcomes Owls by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Nancy Gray Ogle ($10.95, paper $5.95, 5-10). Joining Animal Behavior is Animals and Their Mates by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Pat Stephens ($10.95, paper $5.95, 7-11). Good Times Travel Agency offers Adventures in the Ice Age by Linda Bailey, illus. by Bill Slavin ($14.95, paper $8.95, 8-12). Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History greets Marie Curie by Elizabeth MacLeod ($14.95, paper $6.95, 8-12). Kids Can Do It has two additions ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-up). Joining Mysterious You is Wow! The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read About the Five Senses by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Rose Cowles ($14.95, paper $7.95, 9-14). And The Finder by Margaret Buffie is new to The Watcher’s Quest ($16.95, 10-14).

Paperback Reprints

The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service, illus. by Ted Harrison ($6.95, all ages); Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, illus. by Bill Slavin ($5.95, 3-7); The Little Land by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by Kim Fernandes ($5.95, 3-8); Tina and the Penguin by Heather Dyer, illus. by Mireille Levert ($5.95, 5-8); The Klondike Cat by Julie Lawson, illus. by Paul Mombourquette ($5.95, 5-9); Jasper’s Day by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Janet Wilson; Under the Ice by Kathy Conlan and the Canadian Museum of Nature ($8.95, 8-12); and And in the Morning and Flames of the Tiger by John Wilson ($6.95 each, 10-14).


Ellison the Elephant ($18.95) by Eric Drachman, illus. by James Muscarello. With the help of his imaginary friend, an elephant discovers his own voice. (3-7)

It’s Me! ($18.95) by Eric Drachman, illus. by Isabelle Decencière, introduces a girl who delights in playing dress-up. (3-7)


Amazing Machines Jigsaw BookClick here! ($8.95) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker, is a board book containing five puzzles. (3-5)

The Kingfisher Book of Classic Christmas StoriesClick here! ($19.95), selected by Ian Whybrow, is an illustrated collection of tales from around the world. (5-up)

The Kingfisher Children’s AtlasClick here! ($14.95) by Belinda Weber includes a wall map of the world. (7-10)

Great Discoveries & Amazing AdventuresClick here! ($18.95) by Claire Llewellyn, recounts discoveries of treasures around the world. (8-12)

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony EncyclopediaClick here! ($24.95) by Sandy Ransford, photos by Bob Langrish, is a reference for horse fans. (8-14)

Mythology of the WorldClick here! ($24.95) by Neil Philip, illus. by Nicki Palin, offers a history of mythology. (9-14)


Kingfisher Mini TreasuriesClick here! debuts with The Kingfisher Mini Treasury of Bedtime Stories by Sam McBratney, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton; and The Kingfisher Mini Treasury of Fairy Tales by Vivian French, illus. by Peter Malone ($9.95 each, 3-5).

First Holiday BooksClick here! issues two new board books ($7.95 each, 3-5).

Joining Kingfisher Young KnowledgeClick here! are Animal Disguises by Belinda Weber, Senses by Jinny Johnson and Solar System by Mike Goldsmith ($8.95 each, 5-8).

The Best Book of…Click here! has two additions ($12.95 each, 5-8).

BodyscopeClick here! launches with Life Cycle and Movers and Shapers by Patricia Macnair, M.D. ($9.95 each, 7-10).

Kingfisher KnowledgeClick here! continues with Endangered Planet by David Burnie, Microscopic Life by Richard Walker and Spies by Clive Gifford ($11.95 each, 9-14).


The Kingfisher Children’s EncyclopediaClick here! ($24.95, 8-14)

The Kingfisher History EncyclopediaClick here! ($24.95, 8-14).

Paperback Series

First-Time StoriesClick here! starts up with Time to See the Doctor and We’re Moving by Heather Maisner, illus. by Kristina Stephenson ($5.95 each, 3-5).

I Am ReadingClick here! releases Albert’s Raccoon by Karen Wallace, illus. by Graham Percy; Wallace’s Ooh La La, Lottie!, illus. by Garry Parsons; Doughnut Danger by Anthony Masters, illus. by Chris Fisher; and Mrs. Hippo’s Pizza Parlor by Vivian French, illus. by Clive Scruton ($3.95 each, 6-8).

Kingfisher EpicsClick here! offers The Iliad and The Odyssey ($7.95 each, 9-12).

Paperback Reprints

A Child’s Treasury of Nursery RhymesClick here! by Kady MacDonald Denton ($12.95, up to 5)

Chess: From First Moves to CheckmateClick here! by Daniel King ($8.95, 9-14).

Paperback Series Reissues

Red Hot ReadsClick here! reissues four titles ($6.95 each, 9-14).


Nancy Cassidy’s KidsSongs: A Box Set of Two CDs ($21.95) offers recordings of kids’ songs and a handbook. (6 mos.-up)

Doodle Cats, Doodle Dogs and Doodle Faces ($9.95 each) by Liz Hutnick are guides to doodling. (6-up)

Knitting ($24.95) by Anne Akers Johnson presents instructions and materials for young knitters. (8-up)

T-Shirt Art ($19.95) by the editors of Klutz features iron-on designs and paint. (8-up)

Picture Tags ($14.95) by Marilyn Green and Theresa Hutnick contains directions and materials to make charms from cardstock key tags. (8-up)

Decorate Your Locker ($9.95) by Jacqueline Lee. This guide to personalizing a locker includes magnets. (8-up)


The Christmas Star ($7.99) by Allia Zobel-Nolan is a tale about this star and a shepherd boy. (up to 5)

Am I Trusting? ($12.99) by Jeannie St. John Taylor. Erik learns to face his fears and trust God. (4-8)

If You Give a Girl a Bible ($11.99) by Andy Holmes reveals how kids can pass along the message of Jesus. (5-up)


God Can Use Me issues Caleb Crosses the Country by Dan Taylor and Damon Taylor, illus. by Taylor ($10.99, 4-7). Pet Parables releases The Cat Who Smelled Like Cabbage and The Duck Who Quacked Bubbles by Netta Jackson, illus. by Anne Gavitt ($10.99, 4-7). And Follow Me Books offers four titles by Carolyn Nystrom ($10.99 each, 4-8).



Baby Berlitz Talking Board Books issues English and Spanish versions of Peek-A-Boo Family, Count on Me, Baby! and Animal Friends ($7.95 each, up to 5).


Paperback Reprints

The Dinosaur Atlas, The Space Atlas and My First Atlas ($7.95 each, 7-up).



A Thought Is Just a Thought ($15) by Leslie Talley relays the true story of a child’s recovery from obssessive compulsive disorder. (5-7)


Titles in Spanish

Pato para Presidente (Duck for President) by Doreen Cronin, trans. by Alberto Jiménez Rioja ($15.95, 5-7); El flamboyán Amarillo by Georgina Lázaro, illus. by Lulu Delacre (13.99, 7-9); and 95 libras de esperanza (95 Pounds of Hope) by Anna Gavalda, trans. by Isabel González-Gallarza ($13.99, 10-13).

Paperback Series in Spanish

La casa del árbol (The Magic Tree House) translates four novels by Mary Pope Osborne, trans. by Marcela Brovelli, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.95 each, 7-9).


My Teacher Can Teach…Anyone! ($16.95) by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Felipe Galindo, takes an alphabetical look at occupations, from astronaut to zillionaire. (3-7)

Sky Dancers ($16.95) by Connie Kirk, illus. by Christy Hale. A Mohawk boy learns about his father’s work as a steelworker building skyscrapers in New York City. (5-9)

Destiny’s Gift ($16.95) by Natasha Tarpley, illus. by Adjoa Burrowes. An African American girl has special memories of time spent at her local bookstore. (6-10)

Everglades Forever: Resorting America’s Great Wetland ($17.95) by Trish Marx, photos by Cindy Karp, presents a photoessay on this ecosystem. (6-10)

Rattlesnake Mesa ($16.95) by Ednah New Rider Weber, photos by Richela Renkun. The author tells of growing up on a reservation and attending an Indian boarding school in Phoenix. (8-12)

Title in Spanish

Primer día en las uvas (First Day in Grapes) by L. King Pérez, illus. by Robert Casilla ($16.95, paper $7.95, 6-10).

Paperback Reprints

Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs! by Matthew Gollub, illus. by Kazuko Stone ($7.95, 4-up); and The Piano by William Miller, illus. by Susan Keeter ($7.95, 6-10).


When You Visit Grandma & Grandpa ($15.95) by Anne Bowen, illus. by Tomek Bogacki. A girl explains to her newborn brother what happens during a visit to their grandparents. (3-8)

Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains ($16.95) by Barbara Knutson. A guinea pig repeatedly fools a fox. (4-8)

Santa’s Secrets Revealed ($15.95) by James Solheim, illus. by Barry Gott, offers explanations for Santa’s impossible feats. (5-8)


Mallory returns in Back to School Mallory by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz ($15.95, 7-10). And Little Wolf is back in Little Wolf, Terror of the Shivery Sea by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross ($14.95, 7-12).


Louanne Pig in the Mysterious Valentine, Harriet and Walt and Loudmouth George and the Big Race by Nancy Carlson ($15.95 each, paper $6.95, 5-8).

Paperback Reprints

Trick-or-Treat on Milton Street by Lisa Bullard, illus. by Joni Oeltjenbruns (6.95, 4-9); Bullard’s Not Enough Beds! A Christmas Alphabet Book, illus. by Oeltjenbruns (6.95, 5-8); and Hope by Isabel Monk, illus. by Janice Lee Porter; and Everybody Serves Soup by Norah Dooley, illus. by Peter Thornton ($6.95 each, 5-8).

Paperback Series Reprint

Little Wolf reprints Little Wolf’s Haunted Hall for Small Horrors by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross ($6.95, 9-12).

Paperback Reissue

Loudmouth George and the Cornet by Nancy Carlson I$6.95, 5-8).


Paperback Series

Mighty Movers gains six titles, among them Big Rigs by Candice Ransom and Jets by Lee Sullivan Hill ($5.95 each, 5-9). Make Me Laugh adds eight joke books illustrated by Brian Gable, including Grin and Bear It: Zoo Jokes to Make You Roar by Sharon Friedman and Irene Shere, with others; and Real Classy: Silly School Jokes by Rick and Ann Walton ($4.95 each, 6-10). On My Own History issues Saving the Liberty Bell by Marty Rhodes Figley, illus. by Kevin Lepp; The Star Spangled Banner by Catherine Welch, illus. by Carrie Warwick; and Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender by Candice Ransom, illus. by Jeni Reeves ($5.95 each, 7-10). And A&E Biographies welcomes Arnold Schwarzenegger by Colleen Sexton ($7.95, 12-18).


Paperback Series

Amazing Athletes greets Kevin Garnett by Jeffrey Zuehlke, Lance Armstrong by Sandy Donovan, Peyton Manning and Yao Ming by Jeff Savage and Shaquille O’Neal by Ross Bernstein ($5.95 each, 7-10).


The Winter Dragon ($15.95) by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Sophy Williams. Roy creates a dragon that comes alive and helps him conquer his fears. (1-5)

Jungle Song ($15.95) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway. Mother Tapir comes to the rescue when the jungle song ceases and Little Tapir realizes he is all alone. (4-7)

Made in China ($15.95) by Deborah Nash. A lost paper butterfly must solve a riddle to hitch a ride home on a dragon’s back. (4-7)

Lord of the Forest ($16.95) by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Jackie Morris. Little Tiger wonders who the Lord of the Forest is. (5-8)

The Moon in Swampland ($15.95) by M.P. Robertson. The Moon is captured when she saves a boy from the bogles-and then he must save her. (5-9)

Look! Body Language in Art ($16.95) by Gillian Wolfe examines the ways in which artists convey what the figures in their paintings are feeling. (7-11)

Home for Christmas ($15.95) by Sally Grindley, illus. by Karen Littlewood, offers a new slant on the Nativity story. (7-up)


El Gato Leo Comes to Play! A First Spanish Story ($7.95) by Opal Dunn, illus. by Cathy Gale. This lift-the-flap introduction to Spanish words features a skateboarding cat. (3-6)

Paperback Reprints

The Famous Adventures of a Bird-Brained Hen by Jessica Souhami ($6.95, 1-5); How to Be a Cat by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Pam Martins ($5.95, 2-up); Leo le Chat Comes to Play! A First French Story by Opal Dunn, illus. by Cathy Gale ($7.95, 3-6); B Is for Brazil by Maria de Fatimo Campos, C Is for China by Sungwan So, I Is for India by Prodeepta Das and W Is for World by Kathryn Cave in association with OXFAM ($7.95 each, 5-8); The Vanishing Rainforest by Richard Platt, illus. by Rupert van Wyk ($7.95, 7-up); and Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by the National Gallery, London ($7.95, 8-up).


Museum 123 ($15.99) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a counting book showcasing works of art. (All ages)

SantaKid ($18.99) by James Patterson, illus. by Michael Garland, reveals how Santa’s daughter saves Christmas. (3-6)

Priscilla and the Pink Planet ($15.99) by Nathaniel Hobbie, illus. by Jocelyn Hobbie. A girl who lives on a planet where everything is pink dreams of seeing the world in other colors. (3-6)

Dinos on the Go ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Laura Rader. Dinosaurs travel by various modes of transportation. (3-6)

Mr. Murry and Thumbkin ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Ard Hoyt. While Mr. Murry prepares his house for winter, his mouse neighbor lazes around. (3-6)

You’re Not My Real Mother! ($15.99) by Molly Friedrich, illus. by Christy Hale, shares a conversation between a child and an adoptive parent. (3-6)

Museum ABC Nesting Blocks ($19.99) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art features art from the museum’s collection. (3-6)

Jonah and the Whale (and the Worm) ($15.99) by Jean Marzollo retells this biblical tale. (6-9)

The Snow Princess ($16.99) by Ruth Sanderson. What happens when Father Frost and Mother Spring warn their child never to fall in love? (6-up)

The Secret of Castle Cant ($16.99) by K.P. Bath is a story set in a tiny, faraway land. (10-14)

Doctor Illuminatus: The Alchemist’s Son ($15.99) by Martin Booth presents a tale of intrigue and history. (10-14)


Toot and Puddle are back in The New Friend by Holly Hobbie ($16.99, 3-6).

Board Book Reprints

Merry Christmas: Let’s All Sing! Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, The Twelve Days of Christmas by Peggo and Paul and the Peggosus Band, illus. by Grace Lin ($12.99, up to 3); and A House-Mouse Christmas by Ellen Jareckie ($6.99, up to 3).


Mother West Wind’s Children ($13.99) by Thornton W. Burgess, illus. by Harrison Cady, collects 15 tales starring Peter Rabbit and Reddy Fox. (6-9)

Beyond the Desk with…Matt Christopher: The #1 Sports Writer for Kids ($4.99) by Dale Christopher. Matt Christopher’s son examines his father’s life and times. (8-12)

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money-That You Don’t Learn in School! ($14.99) by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter is a guide based on Rich Dad Poor Dad. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Arthur reappears in Arthur’s Mystery Babysitter and D.W.’s Perfect Present ($3.99 each, 3-6). Buster debuts in Buster’s Activity Book by Marc Brown ($7.99, 6-9). The Extreme Team by Matt Christopher has two additions ($4.95 each, hardcover $13.95, 7-10). Other new Matt Christopher titles are On the Court with…Yao Ming ($4.99, 8-12) and Snowboard Champ ($4.50, 8-12). Sidekicks continues with The Candy Man Cometh by Dan Danko and Tom Mason ($4.99, 8-12). Cirque Du Freak releases Allies of the Night by Darren Shan ($15.99, 10-14). Spy High by A.J. Butcher adds two novels ($6.99 each, hardcover $15.99, 10-14). Clique gains Best Friends for Never by Lisi Harrison ($7.99, 12-up). A-List releases Blonde Ambition by Zoey Dean ($9.99, 15-up). And Gossip Girl chats on with You’re the One That I Want by Cecily von Ziegesar ($9.99, 15-up).

Paperback Reprints

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas by Marc Brown ($6.99, 6-9); and The Jerry Spinelli Collection: Maniac Magee, Space Station Seventh Grade, Jason and Marceline, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli ($27.99, 8-12).

Paperback Series Reprints

Cirque Du Freak issues The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan ($6.99, 10-up).

Paperback Reissue

The Lucky Baseball Bat by Matt Christopher ($4.50, 7-9).

Paperback Series Reissues

Cirque Du Freak reissues three titles in mass-market format ($5.99 each, 10-14).


The Peace Book by Todd Parr ($15.99) addresses the subject of peace. (3-6)

Hello Hello ($16.99) by Dan Zanes, illus. by Donald Saaf, focuses on greetings. (3-6)

New Baby Train ($15.99) by Woody Guthrie, illus. by Marla Frazee, offers one take on where babies come from. (3-6)

Board Book Reprints

Do’s and Don’ts, The Okay Book, This Is My Hair and Underwear Do’s and Don’ts by Todd Parr ($6.99 each, up to 3).


Paperback Series

Launching Strange Encounters is Oh No! UFO! by Linda Joy Singleton ($4.99, 8-12). Fortune Tellers Club adds Mirror, Mirror by Dotti Enderle ($4.99, 8-12). And The Seer continues with Don’t Die, Dragonfly by Singleton ($4.99, 12-up).


ABC Letters in the Library by Bonnie Farmer, illus. by Chum McLeod, is an alphabet book set in a library. (2-5)

Rainy Days with Bear ($15.95) by Maureen Hull, illus. by Leanne Franson. An imaginative bear travels to faraway lands on rainy days. (2-7)

I Am a Ballerina ($15.95) by Valerie Coulman, illus. by Sandra Lamb, centers on an aspiring young dancer. (2-7)

Polar Skater ($15.95) by Sally Grindley, illus. by Heli Hieta. A girl skates for the first time. (2-7)


What’s Your Style? debuts with Fearless Fashion by Alison Bell, illus. by Jerome Mireault ($19.95, 10-up).


Fighting the Current ($9.95) by Heather Waldorf. A teen’s plans for her future drastically change when her father is hit by a drunk driver. (15-up)

Paperback Series

Step-Chain adds She’s No Angel and Too Good to Be True by Ann Bryant ($4.95 each, 9-13).

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