Hector Protector and Little Bo-Peep ($5.95 each) by Tracey Campbell Pearson are board books that give these stories contemporary settings. (1-4)

Here They Come! ($15) by David Costello is a Halloween caper starring two young monsters. (3-6)

Over the Hills &Far Away ($16) by Chris Conover follows an otter pup’s journey through the seasons. (3-6)

Widget &the Puppy ($16) by Lyn Rossiter McFarland, illus. by Jim McFarland. Widget watches over a new puppy in this sequel to Widget. (3-6)

The Flight of a Dove ($16) by Alexandra Day. A special bird comforts an autistic girl. (4-8)

Jazzy Miz Mozetta ($16.50) by Brenda C. Roberts, illus. by Frank Morrison. At a party, Miz Mozetta has an unstoppable urge to dance. (4-8)

Jingle the Brass ($16.50) by Patricia Newman, illus. by Michael Chesworth, transports readers back to the heyday of steam locomotion. (4-8)

Speak to Me (And I Will Listen Between the Lines) ($16) by Karen English, illus. by Amy June Bates. Poems convey the thoughts of six third graders. (4-8)

Squirrel and John Muir ($16) by Emily Arnold McCully. A girl in Yosemite Valley learns to see the world through the eyes of future naturalist John Muir. (4-8)

Where’s Jamela? ($16) by Niki Daly. Jamela causes a mix-up when she "helps" out on moving day. (4-8)

Twice As Nice: What It’s Like to Be a Twin ($16.50) by Nicole Rubel focuses on two fraternal twins. (5-8)

The Friend ($16) by Sarah Stewart, illus. by David Small, offers a portrait of a girl and her loving guardian. (5-up)

The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle ($16) by Lynne Cherry examines an endangered mangrove that survives. (6-up)

Wildfire! ($16) by Elizabeth Starr Hill, illus. by Rob Shepperson. In a small Florida town, a boy races against time to make up for his own big mistake. (7-10)

The Breaker Boys ($18) by Pat Hughes. In 1890s Pennsylvania, the son of a wealthy coal mine operator is caught in a complex situation when he befriends a group of local boys. (8-12)

Escape to West Berlin ($16) by Maurine Dahlberg. A girl steals across the Berlin border in 1961. (8-12)

Goodbye, Charley ($16) by Jane Buchanan. Worried about the war during the summer of 1943, a girl finds comfort in the companionship of a pet monkey. (8-12)

Operation Clean Sweep ($16) by Darleen Bailey Beard. Based on a true story, this tells of women who take over the government of an Oregon town in 1916. (8-12)

The Pepins and Their Problems ($16) by Polly Horvath, illus. by Marylin Hafner, is the tale of a problem-prone family. (8-12)

Away to the Goldfields! ($18) by Pat Derby. During the Gold Rush, two siblings head to California in search of their father. (10-up)

Beekman’s Big Deal ($16) by Michael de Guzman centers on a boy frustrated by his father’s inability to put down roots in one place. (10-up)

Buttermilk Hill ($16) by Ruth White. A girl’s interest in poetry helps her cope with her parents’ divorce. (10-up)

The Princess of Neptune ($17) by Quentin Dodd. In this science fiction tale, a girl and her brother get caught up in intergalactic hijinks. (10-up)


Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson is a new Gus and Grandpa story by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock ($15, 6-8). And Rotten Ralph is back in Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel ($15, 6-8)


A Country Schoolhouse ($16) by Lynne Barasch reveals life in a one-room schoolhouse in 1940. (4-8)

No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling ($16) by James Stevenson is a follow-up to Don’t Make Me Laugh. (4-8)

September Roses ($14) by Jeanette Winter offers a tribute to the memory of 9/11. (7-up)

Taking Care of Moses ($16) by Barbara O’Connor. Though he knows who left the baby on the steps of the church, Randall cannot tell anyone. (8-12)

Brother Hood ($16) by Janet McDonald. Nate must find a balance between the worlds of his prestigious prep school and his Harlem home. (12-up)

Letting Go of Bobby James: Or How I Found My Self of Steam ($16) by Valerie Hobbs. A young woman breaks free of an abusive relationship and finds inner strength. (12-up)


This Is the Baby ($16.50) by Candace Fleming, illus. by Maggie Smith, is a cumulative tale starring a toddler who doesn’t like to get dressed. (2-4)

The Biggest Soap ($16) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Stacey Dressen-McQueen, celebrates the warmth of a close-knit island community. (3-6)

Hello, Snow! ($16) by Hope Vestergaard, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott. A girl enjoys a snowy day. (3-6)

Henry’s Amazing Machine ($16.50) by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker, is a tale introducing a budding young inventor. (4-8)

Going North ($16) by Janice N. Harrington, illus. by Jerome Lagarrigue. In the 1960s, an African America family leaves Alabama in search of a better life in Nebraska. (5-8)

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy ($17) by Andrea Warren relays the true story of a boy who escapes from Vietnam to start a new life in the U.S. (10-up)

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird ($20) by Phillip Hoose recounts the saga of the endangered Ivory-billed Woodpecker. (12-up)


Paperback Reprints

Snow by Uri Shulevitz ($5.95, 3-up); The Huckabuck Family by Carl Sandburg, illus. by David Small ($6.95, 5-up); Elvis Lives! and Other Anagrams by Jon Agee ($8.95, 6-up); 7 X 9 = Trouble! by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($5.95, 7-10); Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath ($5.95, 10-up); The Boxer by Kathleen Karr ($6.95, 12-up); and Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos ($8, 12-up)

Paperback Series Reprint

Rotten Ralph Helps Out by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel ($5.95, 6-8).


Nightlight ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Jeannine Anderson, illus. by Nikki Johnson. Two young bears discover the Northern Lights and fireflies. (All ages)


Space Station Science ($11.95) by Marianne Dyson, illus. by David Klug. Buzz Aldrin contributes a foreword to this book about living in space. (8-up)

Paperback Reissue

Daddy Played Music for the Cows by Maryann Weidt, illus. by Henri Sorensen ($7.95, all ages).


Amazing Optical Illusions ($16.95, paper $5.95) by IllusionWorks rounds up 32 images. (6-8)

Final Frontier: Voyages into Outer Space ($19.95, paper $9.95) by David Owen examines space exploration. (10-14)

Spies: The Undercover World of Secrets, Gadgets and Lies ($19.95, paper $9.95) by David Owen takes a look at the world of espionage. (10-14)


Explore Your World debuts with eight titles, including Animals of the Cold by Valerie Videau, illus. by Olivier Latyk and Anne Eydoux; and Construction by Delphine Grinberg, illus. by Mathieu Spain ($14.95 each, 3-6). And Firefly Animal Rescue adds four titles ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-13).


Pig in the Middle ($15.95) by Sally Fitz-Gibbon, illus. by Kirsti Ann Wakelin. Emily helps her grandmother solve the mystery of the dancing pig. (4-8)

Leon’s Song ($15.95) by Stephanie Simpson McLellan, illus. by Dianna Bondar. Leon saves the day when he discovers a new talent. (5-8)

Tooga: The Story of a Polar Bear ($14.95) by Shirley Woods, illus. by Muriel Wood. A young polar bear learns to survive in the far north. (8-11)

Silver Threads ($15.95) by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illus. by Michael Martchenko. During World War I, a woman in Canada is left on her own when her husband is taken prisoner. (8-11)

The Heaven Shop ($16.95) by Deborah Ellis is a novel involving the African AIDS pandemic. (11-14)


First Flight Early Readers welcomes Matthew and the Midnight Wrestlers by Allen Morgan, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($11.95, paper $4.95, 5-8). And Nature Babies continues with two titles by Aubrey Lang, illus. by Wayne Lynch ($13.95, paper $6.95, 5-8).


Dance of Life ($7.95) by Margot Griffin, illus. by John Burden, concludes the Meggy Tales trilogy. (8-11)

The Prairie Dogs ($7.95) by Glenda Goertzen, illus. by Philippe Beha. A dog show champion who has lost his owners finds new friends. (8-11)

Blue Highway ($9.95) by Diane Tullson explores teen alcoholism. (12-up)

Blood Brothers ($9.95) by Marilyn Halvorson. Though he is wanted by the law, Steve returns home when he learns his brother needs a bone marrow transplant. (12-up)

Paperback Series

The Canadians gains Pierre Elliott Trudeau by Richard Gwyn and Ernie Coombs: Mr. Dressup by Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic ($7.95 each, 12-up).

Paperback Reprints

Click! by Shutta Crum, illus. by John Beder ($8.95, 3-5); The Blue Door by David McPhail, illus. by John O’Connor ($7.95, 3-5); The Paint Box by Maxine Trottier, illus. by Stella East ($8.95, 5-up); Auld Lang Syne: The Story of Scotland’s Most Famous Poet, Robert Burns by Joanne Findon, illus. by Ted Nasmith ($8.95, 8-11); The Roses in My Carpets by Rukhsana Khan, illus. by Roland Himler ($7.95, 8-up); Son of the Hounds by Robert Sutherland ($7.95, 10-up); and Eye of the Wolf by Troon Harrison ($9.95, 12-up).


Carla’s Sandwich ($15.95) by Debbie Herman, illus. by Sheila Bailey. When Carla brings unusual sandwiches to school, she is teased by her peers, yet her sense of self eventually wins them over. (4-8)

The Only One Club ($15.95) by Jane Naliboff, illus. by Jeff Hopkins. Jennifer starts a club when she learns she is the only one in her class who celebrates Hanukkah, then realizes each of her peers is unique. (4-8)


26 Big Things Small Hands Do ($16.95) by Coleen Paratore, illus. by Mike Reed, is an alphabet book emphasizing that children can make a difference in the lives of others. (2-up)

Feet Are Not for Kicking ($11.95) by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen, is a board book that sets out to teach youngsters to use their feet for fun, not in anger. (4-7)

Paperback Series

Learning to Get Along issues Respect and Take Care of Things and Try and Stick With It by Cheri Meiners ($10.95 each, 4-8). Adding Assets releases two books by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick ($9.95 each, 8-12). And there are three new How Rude! Handbooks by Alex Packer ($9.95 each, 13-up).

FROG, LTD. (PGW, dist.)

Little Lord Farting Boy ($15.95) by Scootchie Turdlow, illus. by Patti Argoff, tells of a bear with a flatulence problem. (3-up)

The Spitting Twins ($15.95) by Andrea Jones, illus. by Joe Kulka. A teacher finds a way to keep twin brothers from spitting. (3-up)

Title in Latin

Walter, Canis Inflatus (Walter the Farting Dog) by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, trans. by Rob Dobbin, illus. by Audrey Colman ($15.95, 3-up).

FRONT STREET (Chronicle, dist.)

Fair Monaco ($16.95) by Brock Cole. Three siblings visit their grandmother in this city. (All ages)

The Big House ($16.95) by Carolyn Coman, illus. by Rob Shepperson, is a tale of crime, punishment and familial love. (8-12)

MVP* ($16.95) by Douglas Evans, illus. by John Shelley. Adam competes in a 40-day race around the world (no flying allowed). (8-12)

Heck Superhero ($16.95) by Martine Leavitt exposes the world of an abandoned teen’s imagination and the reality of his life. (10-up)

Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem ($16.95) by Marilyn Nelson presents a poem commemorating the life of a former slave. (12-up)


Jack debuts in Breakfast for Jack and Jack and the Missing Piece by Pat Schories ($13.95 each, 2-6).

Paperback Reprints

Ash Road by Ivan Southall and Don’t Read This! And Other Tales of the Unnatural by Margaret Mahy, Susan Cooper, Uri Orlev, et al., illus. by The Tjong Khing ($7.95 each, 8-12); and The Dream Watcher by Barbara Wersba ($7.95, 12-up).


The Prince Child ($16.95) by Maranke Rinck, illus. by Martijn van der Linden. Animals select gifts for the newborn frog prince. (2-6)

The Nothing King ($15.95) by Elle van Lieshout and Erk van Os, illus. by Paula Gerritsen. A king discovers that having "nothing" is better than having everything. (2-6)

Little Mouse ($15.95) by Lida Dijkstra, illus. by Piet Grobler. A hermit adopts a mouse and helps her find a husband. (2-6)



America’s Wetlands ($11.95) by Marianne Wallace examines types of wetland ecosystems and their inhabitants. (8-13)



John Kerry: Successful Senator and 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate! ($5.95) by Carole Marsh presents information on this politician. (7-14)

The Junior Apprentice GameBook ($7.95) by Carole Marsh outlines a business competition. (8-up)


My Subway Ride ($15.95) by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Selina Alko. Published in cooperation with the New York Transit Museum, this book celebrates that city’s subways. (4-8)

Suddenly Alligator ($15.95) by Rick Walton, illus. by Jim Bradshaw. This tale of a boy who outwits an alligator introduces adverbs. (4-8)

Greene & Greene for Kids ($16.95) by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen discusses the work of Charles and Henry Greene, key figures in the Arts & Crafts architecture and design movement. (8-u)


My Photography snaps up My Birthday Album by Richard and Candice Elton, illus. by Fran Lee ($19.95, 5-10).


Snowflakes ($9.95) by Cindy Higham provides patterns to make paper snowflakes. (All ages)


Show; Don’t Tell! Secrets of Writing ($22.95) by Josephine Nobisso, illus. by Eva Montanari, reveals writing strategies. (7-up)


The Duck and the Owl ($17.95) by Hanna Johansen, trans. by John Barrett, illus. by Käthi Bhend. In this German fable, a feuding duck and an owl learn that respect for others can lead to friendship. (5-8)

Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America’s First Subway ($19.95) by Joe McKendry chronicles the design and creation of the subway beneath this city. (8-up)


A White Heron ($10.95) by Sarah Orne Jewett, illus. by Douglas Alvord. A 19th-century girl must decide between her attraction to a young ornithologist trying to snare birds and her love for an elusive heron. (10-up)

Paperback Reprints

Henrietta and the Golden Eggs by Hanna Johansen, trans. by John Barrett, illus. by Käthi Bhend ($9.95, 5-8); and A Bag of Lucky Rice by George Reichart, illus. by Mark Mitchell ($10.95, 10-up).


Happy Dog, Sad Dog and Whose Tail? ($5.95 each) by Sam Lloyd. These board books feature opposites; and take a look at who’s pulling whose tail. (up to 4)

My Very First Bedtime Storybook ($14.99) by Lois Rock, illus. by Alex Ayliffe, rounds up 10 bedtime tales. (up to 4)

Now We Have a Baby ($7.95) by Lois Rock, illus. by Jane Massey, expresses an older sibling’s feelings after a newborn arrives. (2-8)

One Snowy Night ($16) by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina MacNaughton. Another animal rescues a hedgehog from a snowbank. (3-8)

Come On, Baby Duck ($16) by Nick Ward recounts a duckling’s first day of swimming. (3-8)

When Good-Bye Is Forever ($7.95) by Lois Rock, illus. by Sheila Moxley, examines different kinds of good-byes. (3-8)

The Nutty Nut Chase ($16) by Kathryn White, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. Friendships are threatened when no one can agree who should get the prized nut. (4-8)


Salt & Pepper at the Pike Place Market ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Carol Losi, illus. by Amy Meissner. Dog owners are baffled when their pets get switched at a bustling marketplace. (3-8)

Sweet Dreams, Polar Bear ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Mindy Dwyer is a bedtime book revealing the wild times animals have in dreamland. (3-6)



Just Mrs. Goose ($12.95) by Miriam Clark Potter. A literal-minded goose befuddles her animal pals. (5-9)

The Molliwumps ($12.95) by Cecil Maiden, illus. by Christine Price. Two out-of-work Victorian fairies reunite two friends in time for Christmas. (7-11)



Hockey: How to Play Like the Pros ($18) by Sean Rossiter and Paul Carson outlines hockey skills and provides tips from NHL players. (8-12)

Paperback Reprint

Women’s Soccer: A Passionate Game by Barbara Stewart ($14.95, 8-12).


I Can Share and No Hitting! by Karen Katz are lift-the flap books that teach lessons. (2-3)

Max and Ruby’s Snowy Day ($6.99), based on the characters by Rosemary Wells, is a board book starring these siblings. (2-3)


The Wiggles return in six books, including Wake Up, Jeff! ($8.99, 2-5); A Day at the Zoo ($3.99 paper, 2-5); and Let’s Go!, illus. by Red Giraffe ($10.99, 4-5). The Little Engine That Could offers Here She Comes! by Amanda Glassman, based on the story by Watty Piper, illus. by Cristina Ong ($10.99, 2-5); and A Train of a Different Color: A Story to Color! by Mara Conlon, illus. by Ong and Linda Karl, based on the story by Piper ($3.99 paper, 2-5). Frosty is back in Frosty’s New Friends by Richard Cowdrey ($9.99, 2-6). Sugar Planet issues Fairy Princess Pyxis: Fairyflies by Megan Bryant, illus. by Artful Doodlers ($5.99, 3-5); and Fairy Princess Frolique: Sweet Surprises by Bryant, illus. by Pat Giles ($3.99 paper, 3-5). Strawberry Shortcake returns in eight titles, including Strawberry Shortcake’s Field Trip by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by Josie Yee and Jim Durk ($8.99, 3-6); Five Sweet Strawberries by Bryant, illus. by SI Artists ($10.99, 3-6); and Berry Yummy Cookbook by Ann Bryant, illus. by Lisa Workman ($12.99 paper, 3-7). Among the nine new Dick and Jane books are Fun and Games ($4.99 paper, 3-6); Fun with Our Family ($7.99, 4-6); and The World of Dick and Jane and Friends ($10.99, 4-6).

Lil’ Bratz issues six new books. All Aboard Poetry Reader offers The Monster Mall and Other Spooky Poems by David Steinberg, illus. by Adrian Sinnott ($13.89, paper $3.99, 6-8). Joining All Aboard Science Reader is Earthquakes by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Lori Osiecki ($13.89, paper $3.99, 6-8). Who Was? releases Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? by Sydelle Kramer, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf and Nancy Harrison; and Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by John O’Brien ($13.89 each, paper $4.99, 8-12).And Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever stars in two new tales by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Carol Heyer ($12.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-12).

Board Book Reprint

Rudloph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, based on the story by Robert May, illus. by David Wenzel ($5.95, 2-5).

Paperback Series

The Barker Twins return in five volumes, including Morgie’s Surprise: A Story to Color! by Margaret Frith, based on the story by Tomie dePaola, illus. by Emilie Kong ($3.99, 2-5); and The Big Sleepover by Gail Herman, based on the story by dePaola, illus. by Kong ($3.99, 3-6). All Aboard Reading offers two books starring Strawberry Shortcake ($3.99 each, 4-6). Bratz Boys reappear in three tales ($3.99 each, 4-6). Snow Magic is new to Pom Pom Sticker Stories by June Eding, illus. by Sarah Beise ($4.99, 4-6). Smart About History gains Smart About the Presidents by Jon Buller and Susan Schade, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Dana Regan and Jill Weber ($5.99, 5-8). Stinky Boys Club debuts with Enough Is Enough! and Winner Takes All! by Jodi Carse and Maria Gallagher, illus. by Brie Spangler ($4.99 each, 7-10). The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone joins Dragon Slayers Academy by Kate McMullan, illus. by Bill Basso ($4.99, 7-10). Katie Kazoo adds three novels ($3.99 each, 7-10), plus a Super Special ($4.99, 7-10). Tracey West’s Scream Shop continues with two titles ($4.99 each, 8-10). And Zenda adds three volumes by Ken Petti and John Amodeo, illus. by Cassandra Westwood ($4.99 each, 10-up).


Doggie in the Window ($14.95) by Elaine Arsenault, illus. by Fanny. A dog in a pet store plays dress-up to catch the attention of a prospective owner. (4-7)

Under the Spell of the Moon: Art for Children from the World’s Great Illustrators ($25), ed. by Patricia Aldana, trans. by Stan Dragland. Katherine Paterson contributes an introduction to this tribute to children’s book illustration. (4-up)

Jamari’s Drum ($16.95) by Eboni Bynum and Roland Jackson, illus. by Baba Wagué Diakité. When a volcano threatens to erupt, Jamari must remember the lesson he learned from the village drummer. (5-8)

Napí ($15.95) by Antonio Ramirez, illus. by Domi. A ceiba tree sends a Mazateca girl dreams. (5-8)

Dawn Watch ($15.95) by Jean Pendziwol, illus. by Nicolas Debon. A girl and her father take a nighttime voyage on Lake Superior. (5-8)

The Little Book of Fables ($8.95), retold by Verónica Uribe, illus. by Constanza Bravo, retells fables by Aesop and others. (6-9)

Sky ($15.95) by Pamela Porter, illus. by Mary Jane Gerber, tells of the changes that the 1964 Montana flood brings to a girl’s life. (8-11)

After Sylvia ($15.95) by Alan Cumyn is a sequel to The Secret Life of Owen Skye. (8-11)

Ellen Fremedon ($15.95) by Joan Givner centers on an aspiring young writer and the mystery that develops in her town. (9-12)

Red Land, Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution ($16.95) by Ange Zhang is an autobiographical account of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. (9-12)

Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel ($24.95), retold by Celia Barker Lottridge, illus. by Gary Clement, is a companion volume to Stories from the Life of Jesus. (9-up)

God and I Broke Up ($15.95) by Katarina Mazetti, trans. by Maria Lundin. A girl recounts the year following her best friend’s suicide. (13-up)


Stella stars in Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay ($15.95, 2-5).

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