Avalon, Quest for Magic: Heart of Avalon ($4.99) by Rachel Robert. Magical animal friends help three young mages recover missing power crystals. (8-12)
CANDLE BOOKS (Kregel Publications, dist.)
Born in a Stable ($10.99) by Charlotte Stowell. This retelling of the Nativity story features photos of modeled clay figures. (4-7)
Bible Pop-Up Adventures ($11.99) by Tim Dowley, illus. by Dudley Moseley, is a pop-up book presenting six biblical tales. (5-7)
Pilgrim’s Progress ($12.99) by John Bunyan, ed. by Tim Dowley, illus. by Steve Smallman, retells this classic. (5-7)
Baby Unique ($24.99), photos by David Ellwand, celebrates the individuality of babies. (All ages)
A Child’s Christmas in Wales ($17.99) by Dylan Thomas, illus. by Chris Raschka, presents this holiday poem with new art. (All ages)
Dad Runs Away with the Circus ($16.99) by Etgar Keret, illus. by Rutu Modan, offers a tale about following one’s dreams. (All ages)
The First Noël ($12.99) by Jan Pienkowski is a Nativity book featuring paper engineering. (All ages)
The Silly Book ($15.99) by Stoo Hample is a newly illustrated edition of this 1961 volume. (All ages)
Yellow Submarine ($17.99) by The Beatles is based on this group’s 1968 film. (All ages)
Four Friends in the Garden ($15.99) by Sue Heap is a follow-up to Four Friends Together. (2-4)
What’s in Baby’s Morning? ($15.99) by Judy Hindley, illus. by Joe Burroughes, reveals items and events that make up a baby’s morning. (2-4)
Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian ($15.99) by Jessica Spanyol. A librarian helps a boy discover the joys of the library. (2-5)
Cuddle Time ($16.99) by Libby Gleeson, illus. by Julie Vivas. Two toddlers search out a family cuddle. (2-5)
Dog Blue ($14.99) by Polly Dunbar. A boy loves dogs and the color blue. (2-5)
Hooray, I’m Five Today! ($15.99) by Tor Freeman offers a birthday fantasy. (2-5)
How Will You Get There, Maisy? and Is This Maisy’s House? ($7.99 each) by Lucy Cousins are lift-the-flap tales starring Maisy and her pals. (2-5)
Let’s Cook! ($10.99) by Robert Crowther. Pop-out food lets children practice their culinary skills. (2-5)
Maisy’s Pirate Treasure Hunt ($10.99) by Lucy Cousins. Captain Maisy and her crew have an adventure in this lift-the-flap story. (2-5)
Where’s Stretch? A Lift-the-Flap Book ($9.99) by Karen Pandell, illus. by Jill McElmurry. A family hunts for a missing dachshund. (2-5)
Maisy’s Halloween ($5.99) by Lucy Cousins is a holiday board-book tale. (2-5)
Beatrice Doesn’t Want To ($15.99) by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Set in a library, this tale centers on a stubborn girl and her patient older brother. (3-5)
A New House for Mouse ($12.99) by Petr Horacek. A hungry mouse is determined to find the perfect house for her oversize apple. (3-5)
Grandma’s Bears ($15.99) by Gina Wilson, illus. by Paul Howard. A boy meets the bears who live with his grandmother. (3-6)
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School: A Charlie and Lola Book ($16.99) by Lauren Child is a companion to I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato. (3-6)
Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek ($16.99) by Mingfong Ho, illus. by Holly Meade. Papa calls on all the creatures of the jungle to help find his baby. (3-6)
Scoot on Top of the World ($15.99) by Ed Boxall. An energetic dog sets off on the chase of his life-but wanders a bit too far. (3-6)
Sing a Song of Sixpence ($15.99) by Jane Chapman presents 25 illustrated rhymes and stories. (3-6)
You’re All My Favorites ($15.99) by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram. Bear parents convince their worried cubs that there’s plenty of love to go around. (3-7)
I Love You, Grandpa ($15.99) by Vivian French, illus. by Dana Kubick, is a companion volume to A Present for Mom. (3-up)
When You Were Born ($15.99) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Narrative and paintings convey the sense of awe that accompanies a baby’s birth. (3-up)
An African Princess ($15.99) by Lyra Edmonds, illus. by Anne Wilson. A girl makes some reassuring discoveries about her identity when she visits her mother’s island home. (4-7)
Baby Brains ($15.99) by Simon James introduces the smartest baby in the world. (4-8)
My Penguin Osbert ($16.99) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by H.B. Lewis. Joe’s letter to Santa lands him a gift that’s more than he bargains for. (4-8)
The Reluctant Dragon ($17.99) by Kenneth Grahame, abridged and illus. by Inga Moore, offers this tale of a bright boy and a poetic dragon. (4-8)
Ish ($14) by Peter H. Reynolds. His younger sister helps a young artist unleash his creative spirit. (5-up)
A Collection of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories ($22.99) by Rudyard Kipling. Eight picture-book artists illustrate this collection of tales. (4-up)
Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie: A Friend Is Made ($14.99) by Cece Bell is a follow-up to Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood: A Star Is Born. (4-up)
Papa’s Latkes ($15.99) by Michelle Edwards, illus. by Stacey Schuett. A family prepares to celebrate the first Chanukah since Mama died. (5-7)
Boing! ($15.99) by Sean Taylor, illus. by Bruce Ingman, is a tale displaying emergency skills on the trampoline. (5-8)
Into the Forest ($16.99) by Anthony Browne. A shortcut through the forest to Grandma’s house entails some eerie moments and oddly familiar characters. (5-8)
Mr. George Baker ($16.99) by Amy Hest, illus. by Jon J Muth, relays the tale of an elderly man and a boy linked by the common pursuit of learning to read. (5-8)
The Mystery of Eatum Hall ($15.99) by John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell, illus. by Kelly. A gluttonous pig and a goose inadvertently foil their sinister host. (5-8)
Old Coyote ($16.99) by Nancy Wood, illus. by Max Grafe, recounts a wise creature’s last day. (5-8)
T. Rex ($15.99) by Vivian French, illus. by Alison Bartlett. A boy encounters facts and questions about this dinosaur. (5-8)
Hannah Is My Name ($16.99) by Belle Yang. A girl and her family adjust to their new life after moving from Taiwan to San Francisco. (5-9)
The Nutcracker Ballet Theatre ($22.99) by Jean Mahoney, illus. by Viola Ann Seddon, presents a miniature theater with toy dancers, backdrops and a music CD. (5-up)
Operation Itchy ($13.99) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Penny Dann. A bumbling canine spy stars in this caper involving fleas that take over the world. (6-9)
Hana in the Time of the Tulips ($16.99) by Deborah Noyes, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. With the help of the painter Rembrandt, a family friend, a Dutch girl finds a way to help her distraught father. (6-10)
What’s the Matter in Mr. Whiskers’ Room? ($16.99) by Michael Elsohn Ross, illus. by Paul Meisel. A teacher encourages his students to make observations and draw conclusions. (6-10)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ($18.99) by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman, adapts this Arthurian tale. (8-12)
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen ($22.99), trans. by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Joel Stewart, compiles 13 classic stories. (8-12)
Egyptology ($19.99) by Emily Sands, illus. by Nick Harris, Ian Andrew and Helen Ward, presents a journal from a lost expedition through ancient Egypt. (8-up)
Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable ($12.99) by Nicola Davies, illus. by Neal Layton, provides a cross-species guide to this topic. (8-up)
My Curious Uncle Dudley ($15.99) by Barry Yourgrau, illus. by Tony Auth, is a fantasy centering on a boy and his magical uncle. (9-12)
North of Everything ($14.99) by Craig Crist-Evans. This novel written in verse focuses on a family. (10-14)
Hiroshima: The Story of the First Atom Bomb ($18.99) by Clive Lawton examines the events leading up to the 1945 disaster at Hiroshima and its aftermath. (10-up)
New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery ($18.99) by Allan Wolf. This debut novel follows these explorers on their journey West. (10-up)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula ($18.99), ed. by Jan Needle, illus. by Gary Blythe, adapts this classic. (12-up)
First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants ($16.99), ed. by Donald R. Gallo, collects short stories relaying the experiences of teens who emigrate to the U.S. (12-up)
No Shame, No Fear ($15.99) by Ann Turnbull is a historical novel about the relationship between a Quaker girl and the son of a wealthy merchant. (12-up)
Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales ($15.99), ed. by Deborah Noyes, compiles 10 stories of the supernatural and the surreal. (14-up)
Margaux with an X ($15.99) by Ron Koertge. In this novel, a sharp-tongued beauty meets a quick-witted loner. (14-up)
Under the Wolf, Under the Dog ($15.99) by Adam Rapp presents the story of a teen’s escape and desire for redemption. (14-up)
Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler ($16.99). A teen learns to cope with her Type A personality. (14-up)
Super Sturdy Picture Books issues three new titles ($8.99 each, 1-3). There are two additions to Brand New Readers ($5.99 each, 4-7). Judy Moody returns in Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor Is In! by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($15.99, 6-10). Danger Boy by Mark London Williams adds two titles ($9.99 each, 9-13). And Pagan reappears in Pagan’s Vows by Catherine Jinks ($16.99, 12-up).
Board Book Reprints
Kiss Good Night Board Book and Toy Gift Set by Amy Hest, illus. by Anita Jeram ($12.99, all ages); and Down in the Woods at Sleepytime by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Vanessa Cabban; It’s the Bear! by Jez Alborough; and Kiss Good Night by Hest, illus. by Jeram ($6.99 each, 1-3).
Because of Winn-Dixie: Slipcased Gift Ed. by Kate DiCamillo ($19.99, all ages); The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Peter Joyce ($11.99, 6-10); The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey: Book and CD by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by P.J. Lynch ($12.99, 6-12); It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families, Fifth Anniv. Ed. ($10.99 paper) and It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, Tenth Anniv. Ed. ($19.99, paper $10.99), both by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley (7-up).
Maisy’s Christmas Sticker Book ($3.99) by Lucy Cousins is a holiday tale with stickers. (2-5)
The Three Sillies, adapted and illus. by Steven Kellogg ($6.99, 4-8); Crossing by Philip Booth, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline ($6.99, 5-9); I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Chris Raschka ($6.99, 6-9); Captain Abdul’s Pirate School and Jolly Roger and the Pirates of Captain Abdul by Colin McNaughton ($6.99 each, 6-up); Handel, Who Knew What He Liked by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes ($6.99, 8-12); Hill Hawk Hattie by Clara Gillow Clark ($5.99, 10-up); A Stone in My Hand by Cathryn Clinton ($5.99, 11-up); and Planet Janet by Dyan Sheldon ($6.99, 14-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Read and Wonder reprints Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies, illus. by Sarah Fox-Davies ($6.99, 5-8); Judy Moody is back in The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collectionby Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($17.97, 6-10); and Pagan returns in Pagan’s Crusade by Catherine Jinks ($6.99, 12-up).
Karate Hour ($14.95) by Carol Nevius, illus. by Bill Thomson, celebrates the art of karate. (4-8)
Cactus Soup ($16.95) by Eric Kimmel, illus. by Phil Huling, gives Stone Soup a Southwestern flavor. (4-8)
Basho and the River Stones ($16.95) by Tim Myers, illus. by Oki Han. A fox learns a lesson after tricking this Japanese poet. (4-8)
Shoo! Scat! ($16.95) by Lois Grambling, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman. When a man fails to keep a squirrel away from his bird feeder, he invites the critter inside for tea and toast. (4-8)
The Valentine Express! ($16.95) by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Two bunnies spread Valentine’s Day cheer. (5-8)
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels ($14.95) by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Mike Reed, is a tale starring two clueless canines. (6-9)
Rosetta, Rosetta, Sit By Me! ($14.95) by Linda Walvoord, illus. by Eric Velasquez. This historical novel is told from the perspective of Frederick Douglass’s daughter. (8-11)
César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! ($14.95) by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illus. by David Diaz, presents poems celebrating the life of César Chavez. (8-12)
Takedown ($15.95) by Joyce Sweeney. An escaped killer delivers a pizza to a group of teenagers. (9-12)
The International Cookbook for Kids ($18.95) by Matthew Locricchio serves up 60 recipes from China, France, Italy and Mexico. (12-up)
Me and Billy ($15.95) by James Lincoln Collier. Possum and Billy escape from an orphanage and head West in search of gold. (10-14)
Acting: A Novel ($15.95) by Sherri Winston is a first novel centering on a teen who explores family relationships and her own sexuality. (14-up)
Bongo Larry and Ice Cream Larry by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater ($5.95 each, all ages); Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace ($5.95, 4-8); Basho and the Fox by Tim Myers, illus. by Oki S. Han ($5.95, 5-8); A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Jeff Shelly ($5.95, 5-9); and Where the Ground Meets the Sky by Jacqueline Davies ($5.95, 8-12).
MARSHALL CAVENDISH/BENCHMARK BOOKS
Health Alert debuts with six titles ($18.95 each, 9-up). World Historical Atlases issues five volumes ($18.95 each, 9-up). Epidemic! delivers five books ($20.95 each, 12-up). Life in the Roman Empire starts up with a quartet of titles ($25.95 each, 12-up). Drugs releases five books ($25.95 each, 12-up). And five titles launch Supreme Court Milestones ($25.95 each, 12-up).
Pig ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jules Older, illus. by Lyn Severance, spotlights pigs throughout the world. (All ages)
Who Has More? Who Has Fewer? and Who Is Bigger? Who Is Smaller ($5.95 each ) by Caroline Arnold are fold-out concept board books. (up to 5)
Bedtime, Nelly! ($14.95) by Jan Barger. Nelly can’t go to bed until she’s said goodnight to everyone. (2-7)
Face-to-Face with the Hamster ($9.95) by Paul Starosta describes the life cycle of hamsters and tells how to care for them. (2-7)
Super Sam! ($14.95) by Lori Ries, illus. by Sue Ramá. When his baby brother gets hurt, Sam comes to the rescue. (2-7)
Drift Upon a Dream: Poems for Sleepy Babies ($16.95, paper $6.95), compiled by John Foster, illus. by Melanie Williamson, presents new and well-known poems. (3-8)
Leaf Jumpers ($15.95) by Carole Gerber, illus. by Leslie Evans, showcases fall leaves. (3-8)
Pumpkins ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jacqueline Farmer, illus. by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, collects pumpkin facts, lore and recipes. (3-8)
Be My Neighbor ($15.95) by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko celebrates neighborliness. (3-8)
The M&M’s Brand Addition Book ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath uses these candies to reinforce math skills. (5-10)
Ralph Masiello’s Bug Drawing Book ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Ralph Masiello offers instructions for drawing bugs. (5-10)
Faraway Worlds: Planets Beyond Our Solar System ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Paul Halpern, illus. by Lynette R. Cook, examines distant planets. (7-12)
Giant Dinosaurs of the Jurassic ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Gregory Wenzel focuses on these prehistoric creatures. (7-12)
Myths and Monsters: Secrets Revealed ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Katie Edwards, illus. by Simon Mendez, introduces mythological creatures. (7-12)
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Julie Ellis, illus. by Phyllis Hornung, explains the Pythagorean Theorem. (7-12)
Board Book Reprints
Busy Fingers by C.W. Bowie, illus. by Fred Willingham; The Icky Bug Counting Board Book by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Ralph Masiello; and To Be a Kid by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko ($6.95 each, up to 5).
Sing Along with Iza and Friends: The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Row Row Row Your Boat and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star ($9.95 each) by Iza Trapani are book-and-CD packages. (2-7)
Animal Close-Ups welcomes The Penguin: A Funny Bird by Béatrice Fontanel, photos by André Fontanel ($6.95, 6-11).
Paperbacks in Spanish
Laboriosos deditos de las manos (Busy Fingers) and Laboriosos deditos de los pies (Busy Toes) by C.W. Bowie, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Fred Willingham ($7.95 each, up to 5).
My Favorite Bear by Andrea Gabriel ($6.95, 2-7); and Whale Snow by Debby Dahl Edwardson, illus. by Annie Patterson ($6.95, 4-7).
Nature Files and Science View each debut with six titles ($18.95 each, 10-up). Women in Medicine starts up with six books ($22.95 each, 12-up). Launching Eating Right: An Introduction to Human Nutrition is a quartet of books by Lori Smolin and Mary Grosvenor ($25.95 each, 12-up). Black Americans of Achievement offers revised editions of 12 biographies ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 12-up). Indians of North America issues updated versions of seven titles ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 12-up). Modern World Nations adds four books ($24.95 each, 12-up). Bloom’s Literary Places offers six books ed. by Harold Bloom ($31.95 each, paper $11.95, 14-up). Bloom’s Literary Criticism 20th Anniversary Collection debuts with five volumes ed. by Bloom ($37.95 each, paper $19.95, 14-up). Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers starts up with seven biographies ($22.95 each, 14-up). Five titles join Arbitrary Borders: Political Boundaries in World History ($26.95 each, 14-up). Defeating Terrorism/Developing Dreams: Beyond 9/11 and the Iraq War continues with The Turning Point: The Rocky Road to Peace and Reconstruction, ed. by Arthur B. Shostak ($22.95, 14-up).
Point/Counterpoint: Issues in Contemporary American Society offers four new volumes ($25.95 each, 14-up). Religions of the World releases six books ($26.95 each, paper $11.95, 14-up). Four titles join Bloom’s BioCritiques and there are six new Bloom’s Guides, all ed. by Bloom ($25.95 each, 14-up). Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations adds three volumes and Bloom’s Modern Critical Views gains five books, all ed. by Bloom ($37.95 each, 14-up). Deadly Diseases and Epidemics continues with four titles ($25.95 each, paper $11.95, 14-up). Drugs: The Straight Facts issues two new releases ($22.95 each, paper $9.95, 14-up). And Your Body: How It Works releases two new books ($25.95 each, 14-up).
CHELSEA HOUSE/CHELSEA CLUBHOUSE
Like Me Like You debuts with six titles by Jillian Powell ($14.95 each, 8-10).
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS (IPG, dist.)
Mark Twain for Kids: His Life & Times, 21 Activities ($14.95) by R. Kent Rasmussen. Projects explore the life and times of Samuel L. Clemens. (9-up)
American Folk Art for Kids with 21 Activities ($16.95) by Richard Panchyk presents reproductions of works of art and activities based on them. (9-up)
The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery ($14.95) by William Gurstelle is a guide to building working model catapults. (10-up)
CHILD AND FAMILY PRESS
Teach Your Children Well adds Pinky Promise: A Book About Telling the Truth by Vanita Braver, M.D., illus. by Cary Pillo ($7.95, 4-8).
CHILDREN’S BOOK PRESS
Birthday in the Barrio/Cumpleaños en el barrio ($16.95) by Mayra Dole, illus. by Tonel. In this bilingual tale, friends in a Miami Cuban-American community plan a party for a girl’s 15th birthday. (6-up)
Featherless/Desplumado ($16.95) by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Ernesto Cuevas, Jr. This story in English and Spanish centers on a boy confined to a wheelchair who feels free when he’s on the soccer field. (6-up)
It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way/No tiene que ser así: Una historia del barrio by Luis Rodriguez, illus. by Daniel Galvez ($7.95, 6-up).
New to My First Reader are ten titles ($3.95 each, 5-6). Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists adds Diego Velazquez and Winslow Homer by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). American Pop Culture welcomes five titles ($6.95 each, 9-12)
CHILDREN’S PRESS/FRANKLIN WATTS
Scary Creatures offers four books ($6.95 each, 7-9). And due are four new You Wouldn’t Want to… titles ($9.95 each, 7-10).
See You Later, Alligator ($9.99), illus. by Annie Kubler, is a tale packaged with a puppet. (3-6)
Runaway Train ($9.99), illus. by Jess Stockham, follows a train as it passes through the countryside, the cirucus and even outer space. (3-6)
Proud Parents issues Penguin and Panda by Pam Adams ($5.99 each, 2-6). My Pals by Adams offers four titles ($3.99 each, 2-6). And Lift Up Fairy Tales releases four books with flaps ($7.99 each, 3-7).
Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop’s Fables ($18.95) by Helen Ward retells and illustrates 12 animal tales. (All ages)
Princess Stories: A Classic Illustrated Edition ($19.95) by Cooper Edens pairs stories with art. (All ages)
Birthday Baby, Bubble Bath Baby, Buckaroo Baby and Buenos Dias Baby ($3.95 each) by Libby Ellis are board books introducing first words. (up to 2)
Nick Jr. Colors, Counting Shapes! A Shape Sorter Box ($24.95) contains 15 shaped board books introducing concepts. (up to 3)
The Halloween Kittens ($15.95) by Maggie Kneen. Two mischievous kittens prepare for this holiday. (2-6)
Nick Jr. I Made It Myself! Christmas: 38 Festive Crafts and Recipes ($12.95) rounds up holiday projects. (3-6)
Nick Jr. My Chalkboard Book: Write and Draw with Chalk! ($11.95) is an activity book featuring chalkboard pages and colored chalk. (3-6)
The Perfect Tail: A Fred and Lulu Story ($14.95) by Mie Araki. Fred longs for a new tail, but Lulu shows him he is perfect the way he is. (3-7)
1,2, I Love You ($16.95) by Alice Schertle, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully, offers a counting rhyme. (3-7)
Rules of the Wild: An Unruly Book of Manners ($14.95) by Bridget Levin, illus. by Amanda Shepard. Animals gleefully break rules that kids must follow. (3-8)
Princess and the Pea/La princesa y el guisante, adapted by Francesc Boada, illus. by Pau Estrada; and The Ugly Duckling/El patito feo, adapted by Merce Escardo i Bas, illus. by Max ($14.95 each, paper $6.95) are bilingual versions of this tales. (3-8)
Ivanhoe ($17.95) by Marianna Mayer, illus. by John Rush, is a picture-book retelling of this classic. (4-up)
Find a Face ($14.95) by François and Jean Robert with Jane Gittings. Text and photos reveal the "faces" found in everyday objects. (4-8)
Stanley Goes for a Drive ($15.95) by Craig Frazier tells of a farmer who sees things differently. (4-8)
The Emperor’s New Clothes ($16.95) by Marcus Sedgwick, illus. by Alison Jay, retells this story. (4-8)
Monsters Party All Night Long ($15.95) by Adam Lane features three-dimensional illustrations of monsters’ revelry. (4-8)
Halloween Night on Shivermore Street ($15.95) by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Randy DuBurke, is a rhyming holiday tale. (4-8)
Snowman in Paradise ($16.95) by Michael Roberts. A snowman goes on holiday to a tropical island. (4-8)
Fillmore and Geary Take Off! The Adventures of a Robot Boy and a Boy Boy ($14.95) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Phillip Fickling. A boy and his robot friend build a dog. (4-8)
The Well at the End of the World ($16.95) by Robert San Souci, illus. by Rebecca Walsh, is a tale celebrating generosity and intelligence. (5-8)
My Paper Memory Quilt: A Family History Pack ($12.95) by Bill Zimmerman, illus. by Maria Carluccio, includes 24 squares to create a paper quilt. (5-up)
Once Upon a Time: Creative Writing Fun for Kids ($14.95) by Annie Buckley and Kathleen Coyle presents a deck of cards that aims to help children write stories. (6-12)
Stir, Squirt, Sizzle: A Nick Cookbook ($12.95) dishes up 30 recipes. (7-up)
Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces ($22.95) by Henry M. Sayre examines 50 works of art. (8-up)
The Alchemist’s Cat: Book One of the Deptford Histories ($17.95) by Robin Jarvis is the first of three "prequels" to the Deptford Mice Trilogy. (10-up)
Board Book Reprints
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, compiled by Cooper Edens; and Am I Big or Little? by Margaret Park Bridges, illus. by Tracy Dockray ($6.95 each, 1-4).
Board Book in Spanish
¿Me quieres, mamá? (Mama, Do You Love Me?) by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavallee ($6.95, up to 3).
Rhinos Who Snowboard by Julie Mammano ($6.95, 2-6), To Everything by Bob Barner ($6.95, 3-8) and Give the Dog a Bone by Steven Kellogg ($6.95, 4-8).
Boy Meets Girl/Girl Meets Boy ($15.95) by Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky. This tale of friendship can be read front-to-back and back-to-front. (3-6)
ABC: A Lift-the-Flap Alphabet Book ($15.95) by Pittau & Gervais introduces letters. (3-6)
Santa’s Great Reindeer Chase ($9.95) by Vincent Bourgeau includes a removable Santa to place in various scenes. (4-6)
Making Faces: A Portrait Activity Kit ($12.95) by Pascale Estellon. Kids can create collage portraits with this kit. (5-up)
CHRYSALIS (PGW, dist.)
Ebby Meets Felicity ($14.95) by Matt Hickey, illus. by Chris Corr. A pampered puss enjoys a night out on the town. (3-7)
Open Wide ($14.95) by Tom Barber, illus. by Lynne Chapman. A dentist reassures a scared child with tales of all the animals he has treated over the years. (4-8)
The Star Child ($14.95) by Stella Maidment, illus. by Olwyn Whelan, retells Oscar Wilde’s story of two woodcutters who find a child. (4-8)
Giant Tales from Around the World ($17.95) by Fiona Waters, illus. by Amanda Hall, collects myths and legends about giants from different cultures. (6-10)
Princess Stories from Around the World ($16.95) by Kate Tym, illus. by Sophy Williams, compiles modern and traditional tales about princesses. (7-10)
Xtreme Adventures, Inc. continues with two books by M.A. Harvey ($4.95 each, 8-12).
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek ($15) by Eileen Christelow discloses how these monkeys try to avoid going to bed. (3-6)
No, I Want Daddy! ($14) by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illus. by Michel Backés. After letting only her father help her, Anna cannot go to sleep until she and her mother make up. (3-6)
What Did You Do Today? The First Day of School ($15) by Toby Forward, illus. by Carol Thompson, follows a day in the life of a boy and his working mother. (4-6)
One Mitten ($12) by Kristine O’Connell George, illus. by Maggie Smith, reveals the ways a child can play with a mitten. (4-7)
Mary Middling and Other Silly Folk ($16) by Rose Fyleman, selected by Neil Philip, illus. by Katja Bandlow, compiles nursery rhymes and nonsense poems. (4-7)
Angry Dragon ($15) by Thierry Robberecht, illus. by Philippe Goossens. A tantrum transforms a boy into a ferocious dragon. (4-7)
The Mystery Bear ($15) by Leone Adelson, illus. by Naomi Howland. A Purim story. (4-7)
A Fire Engine for Ruthie ($16) by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Cyd Moore. Would Ruthie rather have a tea party with her grandmother or play with toy vehicles? (4-8)
Bad Dog School ($15) by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Jennifer Plecas. After sending Zippy to obedience school, Harris’s family decides they miss the dog’s former self. (4-8)
Jacques & Spock ($15) by David Michael Slater, illus. by Debbie Tilley. Two brothers who are orange socks are separated after one is washed in the "whites" load of laundry. (5-9)
Mystery at the Club Sandwich ($15) by Doug Cushman. An elephant detective takes the case when a club singer loses her lucky marbles. (5-9)
Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist ($14) by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith. Third graders who are best friends pair up for a science-fair project. (6-8)
Baby Babka, the Gorgeous Genius ($15) by Jane Breskin Zalben, illus. by Victoria Chess. Unhappy when her new sibling is a boy, Beryl schemes to make the baby disappear. (6-9)
Garden of the Spirit Bear: Life in the Great Northern Rainforest ($16) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Deborah Milton, examines the ecosystem along the Pacific coast of northern Canada. (7-10)
Pterosaurs: Rulers of the Skies in the Dinosaur Age ($16) by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Laurie Caple, focuses on these flying reptiles. (8-11)
The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story ($15) by Mary Downing Hahn. Two kids living in the woods behind a haunted house befriend the daughter of the new caretaker. (9-12)
My Mom and Other Mysteries of the Universe by Gina Willner-Pardo ($15). The new girl in fifth grade is remarkably like Arlie’s mother, who is in a coma after a car accident. (9-12)
Technically, It’s Not My Fault ($15, paper $5.95) by John Grandits presents visual poems. (9-13)
Fire in the Hole! ($15) by Mary Cronk Farrell. In 1899 Idaho, a boy and his family are caught in the middle of clashes between the miners’ union and the local mining company. (10-14)
The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine ($18) by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin chronicles the life of civil rights leader Bates. (10-14)
Real Time ($15) by Pnina Moed Kass centers on people whose lives converge when a suicide bomber attacks a bus outside Jerusalem. (12-up)
Board Book Reprint
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake (formerly titled Don’t Wake Up Mama) by Eileen Christelow ($5.95, 3-6).
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car by Eileen Christelow; and Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Doug Cushman ($5.95 each, 3-6); Zak’s Lunch by Margie Palatini, illus. by Howard Fine; and Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat by Naomi Howland ($5.95 each, 4-8); Rudi’s Pond by Eve Bunting, illus. by Ronald Himler ($5.95, 5-8); Vote! by Eileen Christelow ($5.95, 6-10); and Easter Island by Caroline Arnold ($5.95, 8-11).
COMPASS POINT BOOKS
Spyglass Books continues with six titles by Rebecca Weber ($19.93 each, 6-8). Let’s See Library-Farms issues six titles and Let’s See Library-Holidays releases 12 new books ($19.93 each, 6-9). There are three new Compass Point Early Biographies ($21.26 each, 7-10). Four books by Melissa Stewart join Investigate Science ($21.26 each, 8-10). Games Around the World plays on with four titles by Dana Meachen Rau ($22.60 each, 8-11). First Reports-Native Americans has four additions by Natalie M. Rosinsky ($22.60 each, 8-11). Pet’s Point of View debuts with six volumes ($22.60 each, 9-12). And We the People adds six books ($22.50 each, 9-12).
A Tree for Christmas ($12.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Dominic Catalano, examines the arboreal theme of Jesus’s life. (4-up)
Baby in a Manger ($9.99) by Julie Siegemeyer, illus. by Nicole Wong, chronicles the events before and after Jesus’ birth. (4-up)
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World ($12.99) by Paul Maier, illus. by Greg Copeland, describes Luther’s life and contributions to Christianity. (6-up)
Board Book Reprints
Angel! Angel! by Cherie Pless Dittmer, illus. by Ed Koehler ($6.99, 1-up); and The Very First Christmas by Paul Maier, illus. by Francisco Ordaz ($6.99, 2-up).
3 in 1 and Heaven Is a Wonderful Place by Joanne Marxhausen, illus. by Ben Marxhausen and Ed Koehler ($7.99 each, 4-up).
Imagine That! ($7.99). Teens share what they have learned about God’s power and love. (13-up)
Arch Books issues two new titles and two revised books ($1.99 each, 5-9). And there are two additions to Novel Devotions by Christina Hergenrader ($6.99 each, 13-up).
The Christmas Story According to Luke, illus. by Donald Kueker ($6.99, 5-up).
COOK COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES/FAITHKIDZ
That’s Not All I Want for Christmas ($12.99) by Sue Buchanan and Lynn Hodges. A girl learns the true meaning of Christmas and the value of gifts. (All ages)
The Matt Whitlock series gains three volumes ($12.99 each, 4-7).
Tough Stuff continues with four titles by Heather Gemmen, illus. by Luciano Lagares ($5.99 each, 4-7). And Secret Journals adds a pair of books by Bonnie Bruno ($6.99 each, 8-12).
CORNELL MARITIME PRESS/TIDEWATER
Chesapeake Rainbow ($11.95) by Priscilla Cummings, illus. by David Aiken. Illustrations of the Chesapeake Bay area introduce colors. (2-6)
Pet Care offers four new titles by Kelley MacAuley and Bobbie Kalman ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 3-9). Food Chains issues a quartet of books ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 5-9). My Community and Its Helpers releases four books by Kalman ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 5-9). Three titles join Earth’s Endangered Animals ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 6-12). Sports in Action continues with four volumes ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 6-13). Lands, Peoples, and Cultures introduces three books about Iraq by April Fast ($22.60 each, paper $7.95, 7-14). Native Nations of North America adds three books ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-14). Peoples of the Ancient World welcomes six new titles ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-14). Joining Disaster Alert! are six volumes ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-14). The Medieval World features four additions ($22.60 each, paper $8.95, 8-14). And Rocks, Minerals and Resources offers four new titles ($22.60 each, paper $9.95, 8-14).
CREATIVE COMPANY/CREATIVE EDITIONS
Who Killed Cock Robin? ($17.95), illus. by Etienne Delessert, gives a new twist to this poem. (7-up)
The Stolen Smile ($17.95) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Gary Kelley, recounts the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa. (9-up)
The Necklace ($19.95) by Guy de Maupassant, illus. by Gary Kelley, presents this classic tale with new art. (12-up)
I Hate to Read! ($9.95) by Rita Marshall, illus. by Etienne Delessert. A boy discovers that words in a book can take on a life of their own. (6-up)
Tuba Lessons ($9.95) by T. C. Bartlett, illus. by Monique Felix, reveals how much fun a tuba lesson can be. (6-up)
CREATIVE COMPANY/CREATIVE EDUCATION
The Light Bulb ($19.95) by Jennifer Fandel examines this 19th-century invention. (12-up)
The Mona Lisa ($19.95) by Jill Kalz focuses on this painting and its creator. (12-up)
Stealaway ($12.95) by K.M. Peyton, illus. by David Wyatt. A boy solves the mystery of a ghostly stallion haunting a Scottish castle. (9-14)
Odysseus ($15.95) by Geraldine McCaughrean, retells Homer’s classic tale. (9-14)
Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift ($15.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by Sergio Martinez. Lucia learns that the Maker Day holiday isn’t about gifts, but about the Maker. (All ages)
Christmas Carols for a Kid’s Heart ($19.99) by Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth packages a book of 12 carols with a musical CD. (All ages)
Most of All, Jesus Loves You ($9.99) by Noël Piper explains to children that of all the people who love them, Jesus loves them the most. (3-6)
The Big Picture Story Bible ($19.99) by David Helm, illus. by Gail Schoonmaker, relays the story of the Bible. (3-6)
A Hat for Ivan ($6.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by David Wenzel. Ivan’s loving father designates a special purpose in his son’s life. (3-6)
Covenant Promises for Covenant Kids adds Discovering Jesus in Exodus by Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt ($12.99, 4-10).
Paperback Series Reissue
Cooper Kids Adventures reissues four titles by Frank E. Peretti ($5.99 each, 8-12).
CUBBIE BLUE PUBLISHING
Claire Adventures continues with three holiday stories by Heather French Henry ($15.95 each, 4-10).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Claire Adventures releases Las Zapatas Magica de Claire (Claire’s Magic Shoes) and Volanda (Flying Away) by Heather French Henry ($9.95 each, 4-10).
Indy 500 ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Nancy Roe Pimm examines this car race. (9-up)
Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of the Sea Venture ($17.95) by Gail Langer Karwoski chronicles a 1609 shipwreck near Bermuda. (12-up)
Venus and the Comets by Erika Tamar ($4.99, 8-up); Albino Animals by Kelly Milner Halls ($8.95, 10-up); and A Horse for Mandy by Lurlene McDaniel and The Warriors by Joseph Bruchac ($4.99 each, 10-up).
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jeanette Canyon, is a counting tale featuring coral reef creatures. (3-8)
John Denver and Kids issues Ancient Rhymes: A Dolphin Lullaby by John Denver, adapted and illus. by Christopher Canyon ($19.95 book and CD, paper $8.95, all ages).
Nephi, Nephi, The Scriptures Are True ($17.95) by Anita Wells, illus. by Neal Anderson, relays the stories of 13 individuals from the Book of Mormon. (3-7)
You Are Priceless: The Parable of the Bicycle ($18.95) by Stephen Robinson, illus by Ben Sowards, is a tale based on the Bible. (8-up)
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah ($10.99) by Susan L. Roth offers a rendition of this holiday song. (2-up)
Enrico Starts School ($14.99) by Charlotte Middleton. Enrico learns that just being himself is the best way to make new friends. (4-up)
Most Loved Monster ($16.99) by Lynn Downey, illus. by Jack E. Davis, answers the question: whom does Mama really love the most? (4-up)
Home on the Range ($15.99) by Brian Ajhar. A boy discovers a land of beauty, adventure and new friends. (4-up)
Thumbelina ($16.99) by Brad Sneed recounts this character’s search for true love. (4-up)
Even More Parts ($15.99) by Tedd Arnold is a sequel to Parts and More Parts. (4-up)
Raccoon’s Last Race ($15.99) by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, is the tale of a conceited raccoon. (4-up)
The Great Dragon Rescue ($16.99) by M.P. Robertson. George and his dragon have a new adventure. (4-up)
101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher ($16.99) by Lee Wardlaw reveals a boy’s attempts to avoid skipping a grade. (10-up)
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady: And Other School Stories ($16.99) by Nancy Mercado compiles 10 short stories about the trials and tribulations of everyday life. (10-up)
Bird ($15.99) by Angela Johnson. A girl tries to fill the hole left by her absent stepfather. (10-up)
Lionboy: The Chase ($15.99) by Zizou Corder is the second installment of the Lionboy trilogy. (10-up)
The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts ($16.99) by Richard Peck. After Russell’s teacher dies, his sister takes over. (10-up)
So Super Starry ($16.99) by Rose Wilkins. The daughter of a famous TV star struggles to remain true to herself. (12-up)
On Writing for Children & Other People ($16.99) by Julius Lester. This author discusses what has influenced his writing. (13-up)
New Easy-to-Read titles are Why Do Birds Sing? and Why Do Snakes Hiss? by Joan Holub, illus. by Anna DiVito ($14.99 each, Puffin paperback $3.99, 6-up).
Board Book Reprints
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner; and No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold ($6.99 each, 1-up).
Pinkerton & Friends: A Steven Kellogg Treasury by Steven Kellogg, introduction by Helen Hunt, afterword by Barbara Elleman ($30, 4-up); and The Devil in Vienna by Doris Orgel ($16.99, 10-up).
FamilyFun Kits: Family Nights Fun Activities for Stay-at-Home Nights and Holiday Gift Workshop ($18.99 each) by Deanna F. Cook and the staff of FamilyFun Magazine offer activity ideas and supplies. (All ages)
Peter and the Starcatchers ($17.99) by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is an adventure that reveals the mysteries of Peter Pan. (10-up)
Disney’s 365 Bedtime Stories ($19.99) offers a tale for each day of the year. (3-7)
Disney/Pixar To Infinity and Beyond! ($15.99) is a lift-the-flap story starring Buzz Lightyear. (3-7)
Disney/Pixar Fun with Phonics: Blast Off! and Dive In! ($14.99 each) set out to teach word sounds. (4-6)
Disney’s A Very Merry Memory Book ($14.99) by Sharee Hopler features pages to record holiday memories (4-8)
Disney’s Classic Cartoon Tales ($14.99) presents stories in graphic novel format. (5-8)
Joining Disney Princess are two Disney Princess My Side of the Story tales ($14.99 each, all ages); and Where’s Flounder? ($15.99, 3-7). The Incredibles return in Fight to the Finish! by Elle Risco ($14.99, 3-7); and Risco’s Amazing 3-D Adventure! ($14.99, 5-10). And The Magic of Disney Storybook Collection joins Disney Storybook Collections ($15.99, 5-10).
Lizzie McGuire My Secret Journal ($6.99) by Heidi Hurst shares Lizzie’s memorable moments. (8-12)
Kim Possible returns in Tweeb Trouble and Extreme ($3.99 each, 7-10); and Kim Possible BadicalBoxed Set #1: Vol. 1-4 and Kim Possible Save the World Kit ($9.99 each, 7-10). That’s So Raven starts up with Are YOU So Raven? Quiz Book ($3.99, 8-12); Raven’s So Gold Guide to Life ($6.99, 8-12); and five adventures ($4.99 each, 8-12). Lizzie McGuire stars in Oh, Brother! and The Importance of Being Gordo; two new Mysteries; two new Survival Guides; and Lizzie McGuire Episode Guide by Heidi Hurst ($4.99 each, 8-12); and in Lizzie McGuire My Second Way Cool Boxed Set ($12.99, 8-12). W.I.T.C.H. Adventures launches with five novels ($6.99 each, 8-12). W.I.T.C.H. continues with six tales; plus Friends and Secrets ($4.99 each, 8-12); and W.I.T.C.H. Boxed Set: Books 1-4 ($12.99, 8-12). And Even Stevens offers The Stevens Get Even ($4.99, 8-12).
The Crafty Art Book ($12.99) by Jane Bull illustrates over 50 crafts kids can make. (5-8).
How to Play Tennis ($19.99) by Venus and Serena Williams. These pros offer instruction and inspiration. (8-up)
A Young Person’s Guide to Music ($24.99) is packaged with a CD. (8-up)
Voyages Through Time: Cities of Blood ($19.99) by Peter Ackroyd explores the civilizations of the Aztecs, Inca and Maya. (8-up)
What Makes Me, Me? ($15.99) by Robert Winston is a guide to the human body and mind. (8-up)
Children’s Cookbook ($15.99) contains recipes illustrated by photos. (8-up)
Disney Villains Essential Guide ($12.99) rounds up facts and illustrations featuring film villains. (8-up)
The Incredibles Essential Guide ($12.99) examines this family of undercover superheroes. (8-up)
Shark Tale Essential Guide ($12.99) focuses on the characters from this film. (8-up)
Animated Series Guides: Batman Beyond and Justice League ($9.99 each) by Scott Beatty examine these superheroes. (8-up)
DK Baby: Baby Fun adds two titles ($5.99 each, up to 2); as does DK Baby: Baby Love ($4.99 each, up to 2). There are two new Art Class books by Nellie Shepherd ($12.99 each, up to 5). Baby Genius issues two board books ($6.99 each, 18-36 mos.). My First Animal Play Book is a new My First title ($12.99, 2-5). DK Readers welcomes Farm Animals and In the Park ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 3-5); and Outback Adventure, Down to the Wire: Baseball’s Great Pennant Races and October Magic: All the Best World Series! ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-8). There are two new My Touch and Feel books ($9.99 each, 2-5). Through Time releases A City Through Time ($12.99, 5-8). Eye Wonder offers Invention and Plant ($9.99 each, 5-8). e.guides issues Dinosaur, Mummy, Earth and Space Travel ($17.99 each, 8-up). DK Revealed releases Rainforest ($12.99, 8-up). Tales of the Dead adds Ancient Greece ($14.99, 8-up). Joining Battles and Leaders is Vietnam War ($16.99, paper $9.99, 8-up). DK Biography welcomes Abraham Lincoln and George Washington ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-up). And Mars and Photography are new Eyewitness Books ($15.99 each, 8-up).
My First reissues My First Halloween Board Book ($5.99, ages?); and My First Learning Library ($16.99, ages?). And Eyewitness reissues 40 titles ($15.99 each, 8-up).
Ultimate Mars Rover Kit and Ultimate Flight Kit ($29.99 each) by David Eckold are kits that include a vehicle to explore Mars; and flying machines to assemble. (8-up)
There are two new Ultimate Barbie Sticker Books ($6.99 each, 5-8). Ultimate Sticker Books issues six new titles ($6.99 each, 5-8). And DK Picture Stickers has four additions ($3.99 each, 5-8).
Paperback Series Reissues
Ultimate Sticker Books reissues 13 books ($6.99 each, 5-8).
DOMINICK BOOKS (212-925-0611)
nickythejazzcat ($16.95) by Carol Friedman. This tale about a jazz-loving feline emphasizes the importance of imagination and friends. (2-up)
Studying Boys ($5.99) by Stephie Davis. A shy girl’s life is turned upside down when her friends decide that she needs to get a social life. (11-up)
Eyeliner of the Gods by Katie Maxwell and Chloe, Queen of Denial by Naomi Nash ($5.99 each). These companion novels introduce two girls on an archaeological dig in Egypt. (12-up)
Super What?($5.99) by Jax Abbott. The teenage daughter of superheroes gains her own powers. (12-up)
The Used-to-Be "It" Girl ($5.99) by Amy Kaye. A former sitcom star finds that surviving high school takes more confidence than handling Hollywood. (12-up)
Boy Down Under ($5.99) by Sally Odgers. An American girl in Australia meets a boy with a wild imagination. (12-up)
Beaner O’Brian’s Absolutely Ginormous Guidebook to Guys ($5.99) by Naomi Nash. A tomboy decides to write a guide to dating. (12-up)
My Alternate Life ($5.99) by Lee McClain. A computer game offers a foster teen in the city the chance for an alternate life with her birth mother in the suburbs. (13-up)
Newbies ($5.99) by James Moore. Teens decide to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three schoolmates. (13-up)
The Emily series concludes with The Taming of the Dru by Katie Maxwell ($5.99, 13-up)
Among the 15 additions to Little Activity Books are Fairy Tales Activity Book by Becky Radtke, Learning About Tropical Butterflies by Ruth Soffer and Dinosaur Sticker Picture Puzzle by Jan Sovak ($1.50 each, 3-up). The Listen & Color series of books and CDs debuts with three titles ($5.95 each, 7-up). And the Paper Doll series gains five books ($5.95 each, 7-up).
The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess ($7.95, 7-up); The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting ($3.95, 7-up); The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit and The Story of Joan of Arc and Viking Gods and Heroes by E.M. Wilmot-Buxton ($6.95 each, 8-up); Why the Crocodile Has a Wide Mouth by Florence Holbrook and The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales by Arthur Ransome ($5.95 each, 8-up); and The Code of Life by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein ($5.95, 12-up).
Everybody Needs a Hideaway ($15.95) by Dean Bennett. From his tree house, a boy observes creatures in their own places of safety. (5-up)
Captain Annabel ($15.95) by Captain Neal Parker, illus. by Emily Harris. A girl who plays in an old sailboat on her lawn becomes captain of her own tugboat. (5-up)
Pea Soup Fog ($14.95) by Constance Smith, illus. by Jen Cart. When a girl serves the villagers a wonderful meal, the thick fog surrounding them disappears. (5-up)
Peek-a-Pet! ($9.99) by Marie Torres Cimarusti, illus. by Stephanie Peterson, is a companion to Peek-a-Moo. (2-up)
Santa’s Stuck ($16.99) by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Henry Cole. Santa’s reindeer and house pets help out when he gets stuck in the chimney after overindulging on treats. (3-up)
Finding Christmas ($16.99) by Helen Ward, illus. by Wayne Anderson. A girl searches for the perfect gift in a magical toy store where Santa himself shops. (3-up)
ABC Cat ($8.99) by Connie Sharar, photos by Chris Amaral is an alphabet book featuring photos of felines. (3-up)
The Aliens Are Coming! ($13.99) by Lisa Thiesing. Introduced in The Viper, Peggy the pig thinks aliens have landed. (4-up)
Niccolini’s Song ($16.99) by Chuck Wilcoxen, illus. by Mark Buehner, centers on a rail yard watchman who has a talent for singing anxious locomotives to sleep. (4-up)
Jag’s New Friend ($15.99) by LeAnn Rimes, story developed by Dean Sheremet, illus. by Richard Bernal, is a companion tale to Jag. (4-up)
Christmas Angels ($12.99, book and ornament gift set $19.99) by M.I. Hummel is a holiday book featuring angels from the Hummel collection of figurines and plates. (4-up)
Pickle & Penguin ($15.99) by Lawrence David, illus. by Scott Nash. What happens when best friends become separated during a visit to New York City? (4-up)
There Once Was a Very Odd School: And Other Lunch-Box Limericks ($10.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, compiles rhymes about elementary-school life. (5-up)
This Is the Teacher ($15.99) by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Mike Lester, is a cumulative tale recounting a chaotic day at school. (5-up)
My Teacher for President ($14.99) by Kay Winters, illus. by Denise Brunkus. A second grader thinks his teacher would be an ideal candidate. (5-up)
A Confused Hanukkah: An Original Story of Chelm ($16.99) by Jon Koons, illus. by S.D. Schindler. The villagers forget how to celebrate Hanukkah while the rabbi is away. (5-up)
This Place in the Snow ($16.99) by Rebecca Bond is a tale about children who awaken to a snow-covered world. (5-up)
The Forging of the Blade ($15.99) by R.L. La Fevers launches the Lowthar’s Blade fantasy trilogy. (7-up)
Franklin & Eleanor ($17.99) by Cheryl Harness focuses on the lives of the Roosevelts. (7-up)
The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco ($15.99) by Janice Repka, illus. by Glin Dibley. A boy runs away from the circus and takes a bully to court to try to get the game of dodgeball banned. (8-up)
While You Were Out ($15.99) by J. Irvin Kuns. After her best friend dies of cancer, a girl takes solace in writing him notes. (8-up)
The Great Sockathon ($16.99) by Michael Delaney. Four friends find a way to save a tree inhabited by a ghost. (8-up)
Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses: Magnificent Master Builders ($17.99) by Bo Zaunders, illus. by Roxie Munro, spotlights seven architectural wonders. (8-up)
Charlie’s Raven ($15.99) by Jean Craighead George. Charlie hopes a raven will help cure his ill grandfather. (9-up)
From the Lighthouse ($16.99) by Elizabeth Chipman. The daughter of a lighthouse keeper describes what happens after her mother leaves. (9-up)
Red Kayak ($15.99) by Priscilla Cummings. A teen wrestles with guilt when he learns that his two best friends were responsible for a tragedy. (10-up)
The Star of Kazan ($16.99) by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. In Vienna, a girl raised by servants meets her long-lost aristocratic mother. (10-up)
Abduction! ($16.99) by Peg Kehret. Bonnie takes matters into her own hands when she discovers that her brother and dog have been abducted. (10-up)
The Schwa Was Here ($15.99) by Neal Shusterman. In this urban tall tale, Antsy teams up with a boy so unremarkable he is practically invisible. (11-up)
Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl’s Adventure upon the High Seas ($17.99) by Tanith Lee. A girl who thinks she is the daughter of a pirate queen battles to win her mother’s title. (12-up)
The Dark Ground Trilogy: Book One ($15.99) by Gillian Cross. Robert survives a plane crash to discover that his world had been transformed into an alien landscape. (12-up)
The Boy from the Basement ($16.99) by Susan Shaw. After years of being hidden away, Charlie finds himself in the outside world. (12-up)
Old Hickory: Andrew Jackson and the American People ($30) by Albert Marrin recounts the life of this President. (12-up)
Digby and Kate issues Digby and Kate 1,2,3 by Barbara Baker, illus. by Marsha Winborn ($14.99, 6-up).
Board Book Reprint
B Is for Bethlehem: A Christmas Alphabet Board Book by Isabel Wilner, illus. by Elisa Kleven ($8.99, 2-up).
Ana Cultiva Manzanas/Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington ($10.99, 4-up); and Cinderella by Charles Perrault, retold by Amy Ehrlich, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($16.99, 4-up).
The World of King Arthur and His Court: People, Places, Legend and Lore by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Peter Malone ($14.99, 9-up).
Adventures of Riley adds Amazon River Rescue by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz, illus. by Sarah McIntyre ($15.95, 4-8).
Young Farmyard Tales Board Books continues with three titles by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($3.95 each, 9 mos.-up). First Picture Word Book adds a volume by Jo Litchfield and Caroline Young, illus. by Litchfield ($9.95, 9 mos.-up). Sparkly Touchy Feely Board Books issues Santa Claus by Fiona Watt ($15.95, 9 mos.-up). Watt’s That’s Not My Car, illus. by Rachel Wells, joins Touchy Feely Board Books ($7.95, 9 mos.-up). Farmyard Tales Card Games adds Donkey Cards and Farmyard Tales Readers releases two titles, all by Amery, illus. by Cartwright ($8.95 each, 2-up). On the Moon offers a tale by Anna Milbourne, illus. by Benji Davies ($9.95, 2-up). Farmyard Tales Games has three additions by Stephen Cartwright ($12.95 each, 3-6). First Thousand Words welcomes First Thousand Words in Arabic by Amery, illus. by Cartwright ($12.95, 3-12). Children’s Picture Atlas releases a title by Ruth Brocklehurst ($12.95, 3-up). Jigsaw Books gains three titles ($8.95-$14.95 each, 3-up). And joining Look and Say Board Books are three volumes by Jo Litchfield and Francesca Allen, illus. by Litchfield ($7.95 each, 3-up).
There are five new Luxury Lift-the-Flap Learners by Alastair Smith, et al. ($11.95 each, 3-up). Picture Dictionary in German by Felicity Brooks and Mairi Mackinnon, illus. by Jo Litchfield, is new to Picture Dictionaries ($16.95, 3-up). First Christmas offers a title by Jane Chisholm ($13.95, 3-up). First Encyclopedias adds Children’s Encyclopedia-Internet Linked, Combined Vol. by Felicity Brooks, et al. ($14.95, 4-up); and three volumes by Elizabeth Dalby, Fiona Chandler and Jane Bingham ($9.95 each paper, 4-up). A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, retold by Lesley Sims, is a new Gift Book ($8.95, 5-12). There are five new Kid Kits ($12.95-$19.95 each, various ages). Activities for All Year Round releases Mini Activities for All Year Round by Angela Wilkes ($7.95, 6-up). First Book of Christmas Carols issues a title by Jo Litchfield ($9.95, 6-up). Joining Introduction to Art is Introduction to Art-Internet Linked by Rosie Dickins and Mari Griffith ($19.95, 8-up). Art Ideas gains Art Projects by Fiona Watt ($18.95, 10-up). And World Atlas of Dinosaurs-Internet Linked joins World Atlas of Dinosaurs by Susanna Davidson, et al. ($22.95, 10-up).
Farmyard Tales Flap Books continues with Farmyard Tales Christmas Flap Book by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($9.95, 3-up). Songbooks welcomes two titles by Anthony Marks ($6.95 each, 3-up). Dot to Dot releases Dot to Dot Book, Combined Vol. by Susannah Leigh, et al., illus. by Karen Bryant-Mole ($12.95, 4-7). Young Puzzle Adventures offers Young Puzzle Adventures, Combined Vol. by Susannah Leigh, et al. ($12.95, 4-7). There are two new Activity Books ($6.95 each, 4-up). Cautionary Tales issues a trio of titles by Phil Roxbee Cox ($7.95 each, 4-up). Joining Children’s Cooking are two cookbooks by Rebecca Gilpin and Catherine Atkinson ($6.95 and $7.95, 4-up). Jane Bingham’s Great Prehistoric Search is new to Great Searches ($8.95, 4-up). Jobs People Do welcomes two books by Felicity Brooks, illus. by Jo Litchfield ($6.95 each, 4-up). And What Shall I Do Today? offers two new volumes by Ray Gibson ($11.95 each, 5-12)
Young Reading Series 1 has seven additions and Young Reading Series 2 gains nine books ($5.95 each, 5-12). Young Puzzles offers two tales by Rosie Heywood, illus. by Brenda Haw ($5.95 and $13.95, 5-up). Beginners gains three books by Stephanie Turnbull, Anna Milbourne and Katie Daynes ($4.95 each, 6-up). There are three new Sticker Atlases by Ruth Brocklehurst, Susanna Davidson and Ben Denne ($8.95 each, 6-up). Art Ideas welcomes Christmas Art Ideas by Fiona Watt ($14.95, 7-up). Jokes releases four books by Laura Howell ($6.95 each, 7-up). Puzzle Adventures adds three installments by Karen Dolby, Justin Somper and Gaby Waters ($4.95 each, 8-13). Discovery Program offers Astronomy-Internet Linked by Rachel Firth ($8.95, 8-up). Facts and Lists Internet Linked releases three volumes by Sarah Khan and Phillip Clarke ($7.95-$12.95, 8-up). There are six new Paperback Classics and eight new True Adventure Stories ($4.95 each, 9-up). And Illustrated Dictionaries continues with Illustrated Dictionary of Math-Internet Linked by Tori Large ($12.95, 12-up).
Song of Creation ($16) by Paul Goble is adapted from TheBook of Common Prayer. (All ages)
Abby’s Chairs by Barbara Santucci, illus. by Debrah Santini ($16). Abby’s new friends help her repaint, recover and rearrange her chairs. (All ages)
The Coat of Many Colors ($16) by Jenny Koralek, illus. by Pauline Baynes, retells the biblical story about Joseph and his brothers. (3-up)
Now It Is Winter ($16) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Mary Newell DePalma. A young mouse who yearns for spring is reminded of the joys of winter. (3-up)
One Night in a Stable ($16) by Guido Visconti, illus. by Alessandra Cimatoribus. In this Christmas tale, an ox opens his stable to all animals as well as to unexpected travelers. (3-up)
Mississippi Morning ($16) by Ruth Vander Zee, illus. by Floyd Cooper. A white boy living in the South encounters the reality of the Ku Klux Klan. (9-up)
EMMA HOWARD BOOKS
The Eel Grass Girls Mysteries continues with The Strange Disappearance of Agatha Buck by Rachel Nickerson Luna ($11.95, 10-13).
ENCHANTED LION BOOKS (FSG, dist.)
Castles ($19.95) by Meredith Hooper, illus. by Stephen Biesty, focuses on 10 castles at historic moments. (8-up)
Zoo Album ($17.95) by Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay, illus. by Karen Lloyd-Diviny, examines the habits and habitats of 10 animals. (8-up)
Picturing the Past visits Ancient Egypt by John Malam and Ancient Rome by Richard Dargie ($15.95 each, 10-up).