FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
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)
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).
FINNEY COMPANY/WINDWARD PUBLISHING
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)
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).
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
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)
The Canadians gains Pierre Elliott Trudeau by Richard Gwyn and Ernie Coombs: Mr. Dressup by Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic ($7.95 each, 12-up).
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).
FLASHLIGHT PRESS (IPG, dist.)
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)
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).
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)
GINGERBREAD HOUSE (IPG, dist.)
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)
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)
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER/ALASKA NORTHWEST
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)
GREEN MANSION PRESS (212-396-2667)
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)
GREYSTONE BOOKS (PGW, dist.)
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)
Women’s Soccer: A Passionate Game by Barbara Stewart ($14.95, 8-12).
GROSSET & DUNLAP
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).
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).