(PGW, dist.)

The Goalie Mask ($15.95) by Mike Leonetti, illus. by Shayne Letain. NHL goalie Jacques Plante inspires Marc to practice his technique and win his coach’s confidence. (5-up)


The Week of the Horse ($7.95) by Jocelyn Reekie. Paulie is determined to save her favorite horse from being auctioned off. (8-12)

Wild Science: Amazing Encounters Between Animals and the People Who Study Them ($18.95) by Victoria Miles examines the experiences of scientists who work with animals. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Cat’s Eye Corner continues with The Silver Door by Terry Griggs ($7.95, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints

Goodness Gracious, Gulliver Mulligan by Susan Chalker Browne, illus. by Cynthia Nugent ($6.95, 5-up); and The Greatest Goal by Mike Leonetti, illus. by Sean Thompson ($6.95, 8-12).


Paperback Reissue

Dogstar by Beverley Wood and Chris Wood ($7.95, 10-up).


The Camel’s Lament ($16.95) by Charles Edward Carryl, illus. by Charles Santore, examines the plight of this beast of burden. (3-6)

Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Christmas Wish ($15.95) by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds, is a companion to Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. (3-7)

Trickster’s Queen ($17.95) by Tamora Pierce is a sequel to Trickster’s Choice. (12-up)


New Dr. Seuss books are Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker’s Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss ($34.95, all ages); and Dr. Seuss Jigsaw Puzzle Book ($16.99, 6-8). Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection debuts with three books ($5.99- $12.95 each, up to 3). The Sesame Street gang returns in What’s in Elmo’s Backpack? ($7.99, up to 4); 1,2,3 by Elmo ($6.99, up to 4); and Brought to You by…Sesame Street! #1 ($8.99, 2-5). Thomas & Friends star in four new books by the Reverend W. Awdry ($6.99-$11.99 each, up to 4 to 3-7). Bob the Builder is back in Traffic Trouble ($8.99, 3-6). Joining Willowbee Woods Campfire Stories isA Team of One by Ila Wallen, illus. by Robert Sauber ($16.95, 3-7). The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library issues Hurray for Today! All About Holidays by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz ($8.99, 5-8). Junie B., First Grader adds Boo…and I Mean It! ($11.95) and One-Man Band ($3.99 paper) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (6-9). Magic Tree House issues Winter of the Ice Wizard by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($11.95, 6-9); and Research Guide: American Revolution by Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Murdocca ($4.99 paper, 6-10). Joining Landmark Books are Hear That Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World by Milton Meltzer ($18.95, 7-up); and Before Columbus: The Leif Eriksson Expedition by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel ($5.99 paper, 8-10).


Snow White by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Charles Santore ($19.95, 5-8); and Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, adapted by Larry Weinberg; and Return of the Jedi, adapted by Elizabeth Levy ($6.95 each, 7-10).


Big Cindy’s School Bus ($3.99) by Lisa and Cindy Moran, illus. by Joe Mathieu, is a tale about a school bus, with stickers. (3-6)

Thomas Gets a Snowplow ($3.99) by the Reverend W. Awdry, illus. by Richard Courtney. Thomas saves the day when a snowstorm hits. (3-7)

Just a Little Homework ($3.99) by Gina and Mercer Mayer, illus. by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter attempts to avoid doing homework. (3-7)

We Love Ballet ($3.99) by Jane Feldman focuses on a class of young ballet dancers. (4-7)

The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers ($10.99) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel compiles 40 accounts of explorers. (8-10)

Paperback Series

Maya’s World starts up with Angelina of Italy, Izak of Lapland, Mikale of Hawaii and René Marie of France by Maya Angelou, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell ($3.99 each, 4-8). Step Into Reading gains 13 books ($3.99 each, 4-6 to 7-9); plus three new Write-In Readers ($3.99 each, 4-6 to 6-8) and three new Phonics First Steps ($9.99 each, 4-up). Stepping Stone Books offers six new titles ($3.99 each, 6-9 to 7-10). 7th Heaven includes The East-West Contest by Amanda Christie ($4.99, 9-12). And Trixie Belden returns in two adventures by Kathryn Kenny ($6.99 each, 8-12 to 8-up) and Book Set #1 ($20.97, 8-up).

Paperback Reprints

The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents by Wyatt Blassingame and The Look-It-Up Book of First Ladies by S.A. Kramer ($10 each, 10-13); and Trickster’s Choice and Protector of the Small Quartet: First Test, Page, Squire and Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce ($8.95 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Stepping Stone Books reissues 11 titles ($3.99 each, 5-8 to 8-10). And Landmark Books offers The Story of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Cousins ($5.99, 10-13).



First Daughter ($5.50) by Christa Roberts is a novelization of this movie. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Alias offers Vanishing Act by Sean Gerace, Skin Deep by Cathy Hapka and Shadowed by Lizzie Skurnick ($5.99 each, 12-up).


Jackson Jones and the Mission Greentop ($15.95) by Mary Quattlebaum centers on a boy determined to stop the bulldozing of a community garden. (8-12)

The Shadows of Ghadames ($15.95) by Joelle Stolz. A stranger changes the life of a Muslim girl from Libya. (8-12)

Lucy Rose: Here’s the Thing About Me ($12.95) by Katy Kelly introduces a third grader with an original outlook on life. (8-12)

Fast Forward: A Dangerous Secret ($14.95) by Ian Bone. A film student finds a mysterious note in his locker. (8-12)

Laugh Till You Cry ($15.95) by Joan Lowery Nixon is the story of a boy who moves to Texas to help out his sick grandmother. (8-12)

The President’s Daughter ($15.95) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley reveals what happens when Ethel’s father, Theodore Roosevelt, becomes President. (8-12)

Bindi Babes ($14.95) by Narinder Dhami. Three sisters must cope with a traditional aunt who moves in with the family. (8-up)

Girls Rule! ($15.95) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The Malloy sisters and the Hatford boys team up to earn money for a fundraising contest. (9-12)

Girl, 15, Charming but Insane ($15.95) by Sue Limb. A teen finally attracts the attention of a certain boy. (10-up)

The Improbable Cat ($9.95) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Peter Bailey. A stray cat that David’s family takes in slowly takes over the household. (10-up)

A Winter Night’s Dream ($15.95) by Andrew Matthews. An English teacher instructs her students to fall in love with someone. (12-up)

Monsoon Summer ($15.95) by Mitali Perkins. Jasmine and her family spend their summer vacation in her mother’s native India. (12-up)

Doormat ($15.95) by Kelly McWilliams. A girl decides she will no longer let her best friend walk all over her. (12-up)

Fat Boy Swim ($15.95) by Catherine Forde is the story of a Scottish boy with secret culinary talents. (12-up)

Yoss ($16.95) by Odo Hirsch tells of a boy who sets out to see the world. (12-up)

Snakecharm, The Kiesha’ra: Vol. Two ($14.95) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is a companion to Hawksong. (12-up)

Andy Warhol, Prince of POP ($16.95) by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan presents a portrait of this artist. (12-up)

Kissing Vanessa ($15.95) by Simon Cheshire. Kevin falls in love with the new girl at school, who shares his interest in photography. (12-up)

Rob&Sara.com ($15.95) by P.J. Petersen and Ivy Ruckman. Two teens find each other on the Internet. (12-up)

10 Things to Do Before I Die ($15.95) by Daniel Ehrenhaft. After a nurse informs Ted that he has a brain tumor, he wants to start living life to the fullest. (12-up)

Finding Grace ($15.95) by Alyssa Brugman. Grace learns much about herself after she takes a job caring for a brain-injured woman. (12-up)

Fleshmarket ($15.95) by Nicola Morgan. In 1822 Edinburgh, a boy copes with his mother’s death and his father’s disappearance. (14-up)

Orphea Proud ($15.95) by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. A lesbian teen explores issues of family, prejudice and identity. (14-up)


Little Genie adds Castle Magic by Miranda Jones ($8.95, 6-8). Mostly Ghostly debuts with Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? and Who Let the Ghosts Out? by R.L. Stine ($6.95 each, 7-10). And launching The Lady Grace Mysteries are Assassin and Betrayal by Lady Grace Cavendish ($9.95 each, 8-12).


Rush Hour: Bad Boys ($9.95), ed. by Michael Cart, collects stories of drifters, rebels and heroes. (14-up)

Paperback Reissues

Tenderness and Fade by Robert Cormier ($7.95 each, 12-up).


Paperback Reprints

It Was You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark ($6.99, 2-5); Baghead by Jarrett J. Krosoczka ($6.99 4-8); Me and My Senses by Joan Sweeney, illus. by Annette Cable; and Switch on the Night by Ray Bradbury, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon ($6.99 each, 4-8); and Firemouse by Nina Barbaresi ($6.99, 5-8).


Paperback Reprints

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis ($6.50, 9-12); Dust by Arthur Slade, The Dark Horse by Witch Hill, The Glass Café by Gary Paulsen and Wandering Warrior by Da Chen ($5.99 each, 10-up); China’s Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution by Da Chen, The Last Snake Runner by Kimberley Griffiths Little, Finding Our Way by Rene Saldana, Jr., Mahalia by Joanne Horniman and To the Edge of the World by Michele Torrey ($5.99 each, 12-up); Fresh Girl by Jaira Placide, The Courtesan’s Daughter by Priscilla Galloway, Hawksong, The Kiesha’ra: Vol. One by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett ($5.50 each, 12-up); Remembrance by Theresa Breslin ($6.50, 12-up); and Journey of Hope: Two Novels by Lurlene McDaniel ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

Among Friends, Driver’s Ed and Twenty Pageants Later by Caroline B. Cooney; and Dorp Dead by Julia Cunningham ($5.50 each, 12-up); and Rumble Fish, Taming the Star Runner and Tex by S.E. Hinton ($5.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Readers Circle offers In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong ($6.99, 10-13).


Paperback Reprints

The Quigleys At Large by Simon Mason ($5.50, 5-12); Titus Rules! by Dick King-Smith, illus. by John Eastwood ($5.50, 7-10); Dancing in the Streets of Brooklyn by April Lurie, and Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes and There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar ($5.99 each, 8-12); Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres, Made You Look by Diane Roberts, The Ghosts of Rathburn Park by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and Half and Half by Lensey Namioka ($5.50 each, 8-12); Trout and Me by Susan Shreve, A Terrifying Taste of Short and Shivery by Robert D. San Souci, Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns by Mary Quattlebaum and Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson ($4.99 each, 8-12); Runt by Marion Dane Bauer ($5.50, 9-12); The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar ($5.99, 10-14); How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen and The Mum Hunt by Gwyneth Rees ($5.50 each, 10-up); Over the River by Sharelle Byars Moranville and Belle Prater’s Boy and Tadpole by Ruth White ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Little Red Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin ($5.50, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

The Ghost in the Third Row, The Ghost Wore Gray and The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed by Bruce Coville ($5.50 each, 8-12); and The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson ($4.99, 8-12).


Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles: Movie Storybook ($7.99) ties into this film. (All ages)

Disney: Adorable Ariel and Nemo’s Friends ($3.99 each) are Little Nugget board books. (1-4)

Disney Princess: My Perfect Prince and My Dazzling Dream ($4.99 each) are padded pop-up books. (2-4)

Disney: Tales of Magic ($9.99) offers four board books packaged in a box with handle. (2-5)

Disney’s Aladdin Read Aloud Storybook ($8.99) retells this animated film. (3-8)

Disney: What If… ($8.99). This look at what might have happened had Disney films taken different turns features gatefold flaps. (5-8)


Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles: Behind the Supers-The Undercover Files ($6.99) is a movie scrapbook focusing on this film’s characters. (All ages)

Disney Princess: One True Love and A Merry Maid Christmas ($3.99 each) are storybooks featuring Jasmine; and Ariel. (3-7)

Disney’s Aladdin and Mulan ($3.99 each) retell the stories of these movies. (5-8)

Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles: Never Wear a Cape! And Other Tips for Supers ($3.99) is a chapter book based on this movie. (7-10)

Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles: Junior Novelization ($4.99) includes stills from the film. (8-12)


Merry Christmas to You, Blue Kangaroo! ($15.95) by Emma Chichester Clark. On Christmas Eve, Blue Kangaroo still has no present for Lily. (2-5)

A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound ($15.95) by John Irving, illus. by Tatjana Hauptmann. Unfamiliar sounds conjure up frightening images in a boy’s mind when he wakes up in the night. (4-up)


Bing: Bed Time and Something for Daddy ($5.99 each) by Ted Dewan are tales starring a young bunny. (up to 4)

Riddledy Piggledy ($16.95) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Paddy Mounter, compiles nursery rhymes. (2-6)

Squash the Spider ($9.95) by Nick Ward. A spider delights in scaring a boy. (5-8)

The Quigleys: Not for Sale ($14.95) by Simon Mason, illus. by Helen Stephens. Will and Lucy come up with a plan to keep the family from moving. (5-12)

The Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods, Stormchaser and Midnight Over Sanctaphrax ($12.95 each) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are fantasies chronicling the adventures of Twig. (10-12)

Useful Idiots by Jan Mark ($17.99). In a future Britain where archaeology is banned, a storm uncovers a human skull. (12-up)

The Cup of the World ($15.95) by John Dickinson is a fantasy set in medieval times. (12-up)

Missing Abby ($15.95) by Lee Weatherly. Emma makes a terrifying discovery after her best friend disappears. (12-up)


Dan Yaccarino’s Mother Goose: A Golden Classic ($14.95), illus. by Dan Yaccarino, presents classic rhymes with new art. (2-5)

Barbie: Stories to Share ($9.99) and The Princess and the Pauper ($8.99) are stories starring Barbie. (3-7)


There are two new Little Golden Books Bath Books ($4.99 each, up to 3). Precious Moments adds My Angel ($3.99, 1-4). Fun Kits has four additions ($9.99 each, 2-5). The Koala Brothers star in five titles ($7.99-$14.99 each, 2-5 to 3-8). New Big Little Golden Books are The Shy Little Kitten by Cathleen Schurr, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren; and The Gingerbread Man by Nancy Nolte, illus. by Richard Scarry ($8.99 each, 2-5). Joining Golden Sturdy Books are The Rooster Struts by Richard Scarry and The Up and Down Book, illus. by Mary Blair ($5.99 each, 2-5). Little Golden Treasures presents Richard Scarry’s Christmas Mice ($4.99, 2-5). Little Golden Books has six additions, including Bible Heroes ($2.99, 2-5) and Walt Disney’s Classic Little Golden Book Library ($17.94, 5-8). And Starring Barbie issues The Belle of the Ball ($7.99, 4-8).

Series Reissues

Little Golden Books reissues Doctor Dan the Bandage Man by Helen Gaspard, illus. by Corinne Malvern; Baby Animals by Garth Williams; and Kitty’s New Doll by Dorothy Kunhardt ($2.99 each, 2-5).


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town ($3.99) are based on the holiday TV programs. (3-7)

Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper ($3.99) is a storybook that ties into the forthcoming video release. (3-7)

Paperback Series

The Koala Brothers issues Sea Captain Ned and A Letter for George ($3.99 each, 3-7).

Paperback Reissues

Richard Scarry’s Best Rainy Day Book Ever ($9.99, 3-8).


Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf ($19.95), illus. by Peter Malone, is a book and CD package. (All ages)

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book ($16.95) by Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon, is a picture-book version of this tale about slaves who flew to freedom. (All ages)

Gaspard and Lisa’s Ready for School Words ($6.99) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben follows two animal children through their day. (up to 4)

Arnold Lobel’s Mother Goose for Babies ($5.99) by Arnold Lobel is a board book collection of rhymes. (up to 4)

The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection ($19.95) by Helen Oxenbury rounds up tales and verses. (2-6)

Max for President ($15.95) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Who will win the election for class president? (4-8)

Wild About Books ($16.95) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown. A librarian introduces zoo animals to the joys of reading. (4-8)

Paisley ($15.95) by Maggie Smith is the story of an optimistic stuffed elephant who gets lost. (5-8)

The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit ($15.95) by Chris Wormell. A lonely monster builds some friends out of stone. (5-8)

Federico and the Magi’s Gift: A Latin American Christmas Story ($15.95) by Beatriz Vidal. A boy who has misbehaved is worried that he won’t receive presents on the Feast of the Three Kings. (5-8)

My Little Sister Hugged an Ape ($16.95) by Bill Grossman, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. A girl hugs wild animals-from an ape to a zebra. (5-8)

See the City: The Journey of Manhattan Unfurled ($15.95) by Matteo Pericoli offers a visual tribute to Manhattan. (6-10)

Skyscraper ($16.95) by Susan Goodman, photos by Michael Doolittle, reveals how a tall building is built in a small space. (6-10)

Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger ($12.95) by Wendelin Van Draanen, illus. by Brian Biggs, continues the adventures of this computer nerd turned superhero. (7-10)

Under the Watsons’ Porch ($15.95) by Susan Shreve. Ellie’s boring life changes when Tommy moves in next door. (10-13)

Bambert’s Book of Missing Stories ($14.95) by Reinhardt Jung. Mr. Bambert sends 11 stories out into the world via hot air balloons. (10-14)

The Realm of Possibility ($15.95) by David Levithan introduces a varied cast of characters. (12-up)

Saving Francesca ($15.95) by Melinda Marchetta is the story of a girl who is attending a new high school and whose mother has fallen into depression. (12-up)

Finding Miracles ($15.95) by Julia Alvarez. Pablo, a new student at Milly’s school, forces her to confront her identity as an adopted child from his homeland. (12-up)

Norman Tuttle on the Last Frontier: A Novel in Stories ($15.95) by Tom Bodett focuses on an awkward adolescent in Alaska. (12-up)

To Establish Justice: Citizenship and the Constitution ($18.95) by Patricia McKissack and Arlene Zarembka examines how the Supreme Court has impacted Americans’ lives. (14-16)

The Burn Journals ($17.95) by Brent Runyon. The author tells of his suicide attempt at the age of 14. (14-up)


Sammy Keyes returns in Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen by Wendelin Van Draanen ($15.95, 10-up). And Readers Circle issues The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier and Zipped by Laura and Tom McNeal ($8.95 each, 12-up).


Petunia’s Christmas by Roger Duvoisin ($15.95, 4-8); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake ($22.95, 5-up); and Eragon Inheritance Book I by Christopher Paolini ($18.95, 12-up).


Molly McGuinty Has a Really Good Day ($12.95) by Gary Paulsen tells what happens when a girl loses her all-important notebook. (8-12)

A House of Tailors ($15.95) by Patricia Reilly Giff. A teen moves from Germany to join her uncle’s family in Brooklyn. (9-12)

The Book of Dead Days ($15.95) by Marcus Sedgwick. With the help of a servant boy and an orphan girl, a magician saves his own life. (10-up)

How I Live Now ($16.95) by Meg Rosoff. War breaks out after Daisy goes to stay with her cousins in England. (12-up)

Swollen ($15.95) by Melissa Lion. As Melissa becomes more attached to the new boy at school, she takes the risk of showing her true feelings. (12-up)

Bucking the Sarge ($15.95) by Christopher Paul Curtis. If Luther wins the science fair, he’ll be on track for college and will have the chance to get out of Flint, Michigan. (12-up)

Red Palms ($16.95) by Cara Haycak. A girl finds love when her family moves from Ecuador to a primitive island. (12-up)


Polar Slumber/Sueño polar ($16.95) by Dennis Rockhill, trans. by Eida de la Vega, portrays arctic scenes featuring playful polar bears. (All ages)

Counting Coconuts/Contando cocos ($16.95) by Wendi Silvano, trans. by Eida de la Vega, illus. by Marty Granius. Monkeys count by sets in this bilingual tale. (4-8)

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote/Isabel y el coyote hambriento ($16.95) by Keith Polette, illus. by Esther Szegedy. This bilingual book gives the story of Little Red Riding Hood a Southwestern spin. (4-8)

My Pal, Victor/Mi amigo, Víctor ($16.95) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, trans. by Eida de la Vega, illus. by Robert Sweetland, reveals the friendship between two boys, one of whom is disabled. (4-8)

I Wish I Had Freckles/Quisiera tener pecas and I Wish I Had Glasses/Quisiera tener lentes ($16.95 each) by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, trans. by Eida de la Vega, illus. by Kris Parins. In these bilingual flip books, Rosa attempts to acquire freckles; and Abby devises strategies to get glasses. (4-8)


Haunted Halloween Party ($5.99) by Matt Mitter, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, tells of a holiday party. (2-5)

The Acorn and the Oak Tree ($12.99) by Lori C. Froeb, illus. by Chi Chung, traces the growth of an acorn into a tree. (2-6)

Disney Mickey Mouse CarryAlong Treasury ($14.99) contains classic stories and vintage art. (3-5)

The Christmas Star ($8.99) by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Trace Moroney, features glittery images. (3-5)

The Lost Coin: An Amazing Journey ($10.99) by Sherry Gerstein, illus. by Trace Moroney. This tale of a coin’s travels comes with a coin. (3-6)

Nickelodeon SpongeBob Square Pants Bikini Bottom Electronic Book of Games ($19.99) is based on the forthcoming film starring this character. (3-7)

Disney Princess: How to Be a Princess ($17.99) includes a crown, mirror, wand, etc. (3-7)

Disney Princess Music Player Storybook ($24.99) offers a storybook, music player and four CDs. (3-up)

Disney Winnie the Pooh: The Hundred-Acre Wood Adventures-An Electronic Game Book ($19.99) features Pooh and pals. (3-up)

My Red Mittens ($9.99) by Jane E. Gerver, illus. by Melanie Mitchell. A boy dons a new pair of mittens in this touch-and-feel tale. (4-7)

Sabrina the Toy Ballerina ($12.99) by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Susanna Ronchi, is a rhyming story starring a ballerina. (4-7)


Fisher Price Little People Lift the Flap adds Cars, Trucks, Planes and Trains ($8.99, 18 mos.-5 yrs.). Colors & Shapes is a new Book with Fabulous Flaps ($7.99, 2-5). Googly Eyes spies Smile-a-Saurus! A Book About Feelings ($7.99, 2-6). Barbie returns in five books ($6.99-$9.99 each, 3-6 to4-8). And there are three new NASCAR titles ($5.99-$19.99, 4-8 to 7-12).

Paperback Series

Storyland Books offers The First Christmas by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Trace Moroney ($3.50, 4-7). Joining Fisher Price All Star Readers is The Let’s Pretend Attic ($3.99, 6-8). And Transformers adds Transformers Energon Official Guidebook ($5.99, 7-12).


Where Do the Balloons Go? ($16.95) by Elena Davis, illus. by Anna Jurinich, provides a fantasy response to this question. (4-8)


Bedtime in the Southwest ($14.95) by Mona Hodgson, illus. by Renée Graef. Southwestern critters star in this rhyming lullaby. (2-5)

The Treasure of Ghostwood Gully: A Southwestern Mystery ($15.95) by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Will Terry. Coyote leads her animal friends on a treasure hunt. (6-8)


All About Me: A Keepsake Journal for Kids, Rev. Ed. ($12.95) by Linda Kranz encourages youngsters to write about their lives. (8-11)


Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever/El mejor libro de palabras de Richard Scarry ($16.95, paper $10.95) introduces words in English and Spanish. (3-7)

Richard Scarry’s Best Counting Book Ever/El mejor libro par contar de Richard Scarry ($14.95, paper $8.95) is a bilingual counting book. (3-7)

My Name Is Celia Cruz: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz ($15.95) by Monica Brown, illus. by Rafael López, is a bilingual biography of this Havana-born musician.

Paperback Reprint

Carlos Digs to China/Carlos excava hasta la China by Jan Romero Stevens, illus. by Jeanne Arnold ($7.95, 5-8).


Lemons Are Not Red ($14.95) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. With the help of die-cut pages, objects turn colors. (2-5)

Boing! ($15.95) by Nick Bruel. A baby kangaroo tries to learn how to jump like her mother. (3-7)

Jack’s Kite ($15.95) by Yvonne Jagtenberg. New friends help Jack fly his kite. (4-8)

Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm ($18.95) by Doris Orgel, illus. by Bert Kitchen, rounds up six stories. (5-9)

The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard ($15.95) by Gregory Rogers takes a wordless trip through Shakespeare’s London. (5-9)

Kid Blink Beats the World ($16.95) by Don Brown relays the story of the young newsies who in 1889 took on the press barons and won. (5-9)

What If You Met a Pirate? ($15.95) by Jan Adkins explores the world of pirates. (6-9)

Busted! ($15.95) by Betty Hicks. When Stuart is grounded once again, he decides he has to find a way to distract his mother. (8-12)

Death by Eggplant ($15.95) by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe. A boy must keep his dream of becoming a world-class chef a secret from his mortal enemy. (8-12)

Unexpected Development ($16.95) by Marlene Perez. Can Megan trust Jake to like her for herself and not just for her body? (12-up)

A Fast and Brutal Wing ($16.95) by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson introduces siblings who switch from humans to animals and back again. (14-up)

Playing in Traffic ($16.95) by Gail Giles. In this novel, a "Goth Girl" singles out a boy who is an almost invisible "nobody." (14-up)


The Roman Mysteries continues with The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina by Caroline Lawrence ($16.95, 11-14).


My Water Comes from the Mountains ($8.95) by Tiffany Fourment, illus. by Dorothy Emerling, examines the Continental Divide. (ages?)



Rain Forest Today Discovery Library issues six titles by Ted O’Hare ($14.45 each, 6-9). Eye to Eye with Dogs II by Lynn Stone presents eight volumes on specific breeds ($17.95 each, 7-10). Junior Sports by Morgan Hughes releases eight volumes on individual sports ($19.95 each, 7-10). Heroes of the American Revolution offers six biographies by Don McLeese ($19.95 each, 7-10). Joining Discover the Life of a Colonial American are six biographies by Kieran Walsh ($14.45 each, 7-10). Healthy Kids includes six books by Sylvia Goulding ($19.95 each, 7-11). Countries in the News II by Kieran Walsh presents eight books visiting different locales ($17.95 each, 7-11). Holidays Around the World by Cath Senker and Liz Gogerly devotes a book to each season ($19.95 each, 7-11). Documents That Shaped the Nation issues six tomes by David and Patricia Armentrout ($20.95 each, 8-12). Ancient Civilizations by Kathy Reece presents four titles ($20.95 each, 8-12). And Fighting Forces in the Air flies onto the scene with eight volumes focusing on specific planes ($19.95 each, 8-14).


Christmas Treasury: The Heirloom Ed., illus. by Christian Birmingham, compiles classic holiday stories. (All ages)

Fiona the Pig ($15.95) by Leigh Hobbs introduces a tidy pig. (4-8)

Teeth, Tails & Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book, illus. by Christopher Wormell ($18.95), focuses on the features and behavior of animals. (4-8)

Halloween Night: Twenty-One Spooktacular Poems ($15.95) by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Adam McCauley, collects holiday verse. (4-8)

Belling the Tiger ($15.95) by Mary Stoltz, illus. by Pierre Pratt, offers this Newbery Honor winner in picture-book format. (6-11)


Magic Windows Books issues four titles ($4.95 each, 18 mos.-up). Magic Windows Touch and Feel offers Life in the Jungle and Under the Sea by Beck Ward ($7.95 each, 3-up). Word World debuts with two push and pull books ($7.95 each, 3-6); two magnetic books ($9.95 each, 3-6), two wooden tile books ($12.95 each, 3-6) and two lift-the-flap books ($11.95 each, 3-6). My Little Chalkboard issues two concept books illus. by Barroux ($12.95 each, 3-6). And See-Through Series welcomes See-Through Reptiles by Steven Parker ($15.95, 8-12).


Blitz Ultimate Cartooning Kit ($19.95) by Bruce Blitz offers instructions and materials for creating cartoons. (All ages)

Paperback Series

Action Books adds Detective Tool Kit: Investigate Everyday Mysteries with Forensic Science by Chris Oxlade ($19.95, 8-12).

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