It All Began with a Bean ($14.95) by Katie McKy, illus. by Tracy Hill, reveals what happens when everyone in a town passes gas at the same time. (3-8)

Mystery at Blackbeard’s Cove ($14.95) by Audrey Penn, illus. by Josh Miller and Philip Howard. Blackbeard’s ghost helps youngsters on Ocracoke Island beat a villain to hidden treasure. (8-12)

TCP PRESS (Ingram, dist.)

Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom and Wishes ($17.95) by Susan Bosak. A wise star guides a lifetime journey in this tale illustrated by 15 artists. (8-up)


All Change: Big Cat and Foxy Fox ($6.95 each) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Sally Chambers are pull-the-tab board books introducing concepts. (2-4)

Because I Love You So Much ($15.95) by Guido van Genechten. An inquisitive young polar bear asks his mother about her love for him. (3-7)

Bless You, Santa! ($15.95) by Julie Sykes, illus. by Tim Warnes. How will Santa deliver presents in time when he comes down with a terrible cold on Christmas Eve? (3-7)

Just for You! ($15.95) by Christine Leeson, illus. by Andy Ellis. After they break their mother’s birthday present, Jenny and her siblings must find a replacement. (3-7)

Little Bunny’s Bathtime! ($15.95) by Jane Johnson, illus. by Gaby Hansen. Little Bunny wants his mother’s undivided attention at bathtime. (3-7)

Who’s Been Eating My Porridge? ($15.95) by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Daniel Howarth, shows how Little Bear’s parents convince him to eat his porridge. (3-7)


There are four Pattern Flap Board Books: A Very Furry Flap Book, A Very Patchy Flap Book, A Very Spotty Flap Book and A Very Stripy Flap Book by Airlie Anderson ($5.95 each, 2-4).

Paperback Reprints

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae, illus. by David Wojtowycz ($7.95, 3-7); and Heaven Is Having You by Andreae and Where There’s a Bear, There’s Trouble! by Michael Catchpool, both illus. by Vanessa Cabban ($6.95 each, 3-7).


The Goat Lady ($16.95) by Jane Bregoli. Two children and their mother befriend an eccentric neighbor and discover her kindness and courage. (8-12)


The Gods and Their Machines ($19.95) by Oisin McGann. Two boys from different worlds must work together to prevent a catastrophe. (13-up)

Paperback Reprints

New Skies by Patrick Nielsen Hayden and First Meeting by Orson Scott Card ($6.99 each, 13-up).

Paperback Reissues

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Hans Brinker Or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge ($3.99 each, 10-up); and War for the Oaks by Emma Bull ($6.99, 13-up).


Paperback Reprints

The Earthbound by Paul Collins, A Perilous Power by E. Rose Sabin and Peter Pan, Illustrated Ed. by J.M. Barrie ($5.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Reissues

Jinian Footseer ($5.99) by Sheri Tepper and The Magic Three of Solatia by Jane Yolen ($5.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reissue

Circle of Light reissues Squaring the Circle by Niel Hancock ($5.99, 10-up).



The Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats and Uncle Snake by Matthew Gollub, illus. by Leovigildo Martínez ($15.95 each, paper $6.95, 5-8).


Cat on the Hill ($14.95) by Michael Foreman offers a tale about a homeless cat. (4-6)


Tiger ($7.95) by Jane Johnson. At a party, a face painter transforms a shy child into a tiger. (4-6)

King Smelly Feet ($7.95) by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by John Shelley. Based on an Indian folk tale, this story tells of a shoeless king who refuses to wash his feet. (4-6)

New Shoes ($7.95) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain. A picky girl finally finds the perfect pair of shoes. (4-6)

Betty’s Not Well Today ($8.95) by Gus Clarke. Sick in bed, a girl and her doll imagine all the things they could do during the day. (4-7)

The Adventures of Jimmy Scar ($7.95) by Jeanne Willis. When her father is mistakenly arrested, Gemma is forced to go on the run. (9-12)

Paperback Reprint

Cat and Canary by Michael Foreman ($7.95, 4-6).


Paperback Reprint

Marvin Wanted More! by Joseph Theobald ($9.95, 3-5).


Cleopatra Silverwing ($16.95) by Adria Meserve. A butterfly learning to fly throws caution to the wind. (2-4)



Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr ($7.95, 4-7).


Tom and Small ($7.95) by Clara Vulliamy. Tom is worried about starting school in this sequel to Small. (4-6)


Paperback Reprint

Down in the Daisies by Lucy Coats, illus. by Emily Bolam ($8.95, 2-5).


The Nutcracker ($16.95, paper $7.95), retold by Berlie Doherty, illus. by Ian Beck, presents the story of this ballet. (7-up)


Flap and Pop-Up Board Books: Where’s My Dinner? and Time for Bed! ($8.95 each) by Rebecca Elgar are oversize board books with flaps to lift. (2-3)

Poor Monty ($15.95) by Anne Fine, illus. by Kevin Evans. When a physician returns home from work, her sick son needs her as both a mother and a doctor. (3-5)

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig ($24.95) by Eugene Trivizas, illus. by Helen Oxenbury. A pop-up version of this collaboration. (3-6)

The Trouble With…: Four Stories ($15.95) by Babette Cole compiles a quartet of tales. (5-8)

Dinosaurs: With 6 Amazing Dinosaur Models ($24.95) by David Hawcock and Clare Bampton, features pop-up dinosaurs that can be removed from the pages. (8-12)

Christmas Is the Best Bit ($6.95) by Mary Murphy. A penguin family celebrates this holiday. (2-3)

My Cat’s Weird ($7.95) by Lydia Monks is a follow-up to I Wish I Were a Dog. (2-4)

The Nine Lives of Montezuma ($7.95) by Michael Morpurgo looks at the life of a farm cat and his kingdom. (7-10)

Little Foxes ($7.95) by Michael Morpurgo. A bullied child finds happiness after rescuing a fox cub. (8-12)

The Marble Crusher: And Other Stories ($6.95) by Michael Morpurgo collects three tales. (9-12)

Three Indian Princesses: The Stories of Savitri, Damayanti and Sita and Three Indian Goddesses: The Stories of Kali, Lakshmi and Durga ($6.95 each) by Jimila Gavin round up tales inspired by Indian folklore. (9-up)

Whispers in the Graveyard ($7.95) by Theresa Breslin. An angry boy must find the strength to fight an ancient evil power. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Lift-the-Flap Books adds I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Noah Built an Ark One Day, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Old Mother Hubbard and What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?, Mr. Wolf’s Week and Mr. Wolf’s Birthday Surprise by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins ($8.95 each, 2-4).

Paperback Reprints

The White Horse of Zennor: And Other Stories and Twist of Gold by Michael Morpurgo ($7.95 each, 10-14).



Stories to Collect and Treasure: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, retold by Penelope Lively, illus. by Debi Gliori; Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by Josephine Poole, illus. by Paul Hess, Little Red Riding Hood, retold by Sam McBratney, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark; and Rumpelstiltskin, retold by Helen Cresswell, illus. by Stephen Player ($7.95 each) offer new versions of these tales. (4-7)

Paperback Reprint

Pig on a Swing by Jenny Nimmo, illus. by Caroline Uff ($9.95, 2-4).


Hello, Sailor ($14.95, paper $7.95) by André Sollie, illus. by Ingrid Godon. Matt, who lives in a lighthouse, watches the sea every day, hoping for the return of his friend Sailor. (5-8)


The Orange Girl ($17.95) by Jostein Gaarder. A teenager comes to know the father he can barely remember when he finds a letter written to him by the dying man. (12-up)



A Guy’s Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 208 Pages or Less ($12.99) by Jason Boyett presents advice for teenage boys. (14-16)

Dewitched: What You Need to Know About the Dangers of Witchcraft and Wicca ($13.99) by Tim Baker offers a Christian perspective on these practices. (16-10)

The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind: According to Relient K ($12.99) by Relient K. The members of this band present quizzes, lists and personal stories. (16-19)


Ten Little Elvi ($12.95) by Duffy Grooms and Laura Henson, illus. by Dean Gorissen, is a counting book starring young Elvis impersonators. (1-3)

Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat ($15.95) by George Levenson, photos by Shmuel Thaler, focuses on bread. (4-7)

The Dangerous Snake & Reptile Club ($15.95) by Daniel San Souci. Danny and his brothers start a club after returning from summer vacation with a snake. (4-7)

The Girl and the Elephant ($15.95) by Nicole de Cock relays the story of the friendship between a girl and an elephant. (4-8)

The Milestones Project: Celebrating Childhood Around the World ($17.95), photos by Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel, compiles photos of children and writings by various authors. (4-up)

The BossQueen, Little BigBark, and the Sentinel Pup ($14.95) by Sarah Clark Jordan examines issues such as growing up, loss and peace from the perspectives of three dogs. (7-11)

Cryptomania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids ($15.95) by Edith Hope Fine, illus. by Kim Doner. Friends teleport into different worlds to complete a vocabulary assignment. (8-13)


The Busy series welcomes Busy Kitties by John Schindel, photos by Sean Franzen ($6.95, 1-3). And Edgar & Ellen return in Under Town by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($12.95, 9-up).

Paperback Series

The Adventures of Uncle Stinky continues with Stink Trek by Chris Rumble ($5.95, 7-11).


Guri and Gura’s Songs of the Seasons ($12.95) by Rieko Nakagawa, illus. by Yuriko Yamawaki. Two field mice visit the 12 months. (3-up)

Favorite Children’s Stories from China and Tibet ($16.95) by Lotta Carswell Hume, illus. by Lo Koon-chiu, compiles tales about animals that speak and humans who perform magic. (6-10)

Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories ($16.95) by Mingmei Yip includes tales featuring animals and immortals. (6-10)

Monkey: The Journey Begins ($15.95) by David Seow, illus. by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard, centers on the Monkey King, who can transform himself into different images. (6-10)

Malaysian Children’s Favorite Stories ($16.95) by Kay Lions, illus. by Martin Loh, rounds up tales based on Malaysian legends. (6-10)


Grandma Baba presents six tales by Wakiko Sato ($10.95 each, 3-up). Joining Martial Arts for Kids are Karate for Kids by Robin Rielly, Tai Chi for Kids by Jose Figueroa and Stephan Berwick and Kungfu for Kids by Paul Eng ($11.95 each, 7-12). And Asian Arts and Crafts for Creative Kids adds Ikebana and Tea Ceremony by Shozo Sato and Asian Kites by Wayne Hosking ($9.95 each, 7-12).

Paperback Series

Zenta & Matsuzo Sumarai by Lensey Namioka offers Samurai and the Long-Nosed Devils and White Serpent Castle ($7.95 each, 9-12).


My First Trip Around the World ($15.95). This introduction to geography includes maps, art and transparent overlays. (5-9)


Caillou Peek-a-Boo issues four titles by Fabien Savary, illus. by Tipeo ($4.95 each, 2-up). And Escalones (Ladders) issues Animales salvajes (Wild Animals), Bajo el ma (Under the Sea), De aqui para alla (On the Move), Hogares de animals (Animal Homes) and Mi cuerpo y yo (Me and My Body) ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 3-8).


Welcome to Our Family ($24.95) by Sally Lindsay, illus. by Laura Shepard, is a record book for recording milestones of a child’s first year. (All ages)

Paperback Series

Candlestone Inn Mysteries starts up with The Case of the Stolen Scarab by Nancy Garden ($8.95, 7-12).


My Learn-to-Pray Bible ($12.99) by Karen Henley, illus. by Jane Dippold. This board book and CD present 12 Bible stories about prayer. (up to 3)

Growing Reader Book of Prayers ($12.99) by Joy MacKenzie, illus. by Jill Newton, teaches readers about prayer. (4-8)


Young Believer releases Young Believer Field Guide ($9.99, 8-12) and Young Believer Instant Message ($5.99, 8-12).

Paperback Series

Left Behind: The Kids by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins adds The Road to War and Triumphant Return ($5.99 each, 10-14).

UNITY HOUSE (816-524-3550)

Henrietta the Homely Duckling ($16.95) by Phil Hahn, illus. by Paul Coker Jr. is an update of the classic The Ugly Duckling. (All ages)


Bow the Dog ($19.95) by Artist Collection features close-up photos of canines. (All ages)

I’m Not Jealous! How to Beat the Mean Greens ($14.95) by Claudine Desmarteau offers a story about dealing with envy. (4-8)

Becoming a Figure Skater ($19.95) by Nancy Ellison follows a young skater as she trains to become a champion. (4-8)


Munro Leaf’s Fun series gains Reading Can Be Fun ($14.95, 4-8).


Paperback Reprints

American Horses by Ralph Moody, illus. by Neil O’Keeffe; and Riders of the Pony Express by Moody, illus. by Robert Riger ($12.95 each, 8-up).


The Santero’s Miracle ($14.95) by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Amy Córdova. Jacobo prays to his favorite saint in hopes that the roads will be cleared of snow so that his family can come for Christmas. (All ages)

Friday the Arapahoe Boy: A True Story from History ($18.95) by Marc Simmons, illus. by Ron Kil, relays the tale of a boy who in 1831 was separated from his parents and rescued by a trader. (6-12)

Winging It: A Beginner’s Guide to Birds of the Southwest ($19.95) by Catherine, Cynthia, James and Vivian Coulter, illus. by Jennifer Owings Dewey, includes photos of and info about birds. (10-up)


Grandmother Stories continues with Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting by Deborah Duvall, illus. by Murv Jacob ($14.95, all ages).


Zozobra: The Story of Old Man Gloom ($14.95) by Jennifer Owings Dewey examines the history and annual celebration of the monster Zozobra through the eyes of two children. (8-up)

Paperback Reissue

North with de Anza: A Historical Novel by Dorothy Ward Erskine, illus. by Hubert Buel ($15.95, 12-up).

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER (University Press of New England, dist.)


Folklife Center Children’s Book Series continues with Alec’s Primer by Mildred Pitts Walter, illus. by Larry Johnson ($15.95, 6-10).


His Finest Hour ($14.95) by David Neuhaus relays the story of two friends’ bicycle race. (4-up)


My Busy Day ($15.99) by Jill Davis, illus. by Jill Kastner, follows a toddler’s day. (2-up)

Whose Nose and Toes? ($10.99) by John Butler plays a guessing game with baby animals. (2-up)

Bunny Mail ($15.99). Only Grandma knows what Max’s letter says in this Max and Ruby lift-the-flap book. (3-up)

Felicity Wishes: Snowflakes and Sparkledust ($14.99) by Emma Thomson is a Felicity story with paper dolls and outfits. (3-up)

Henry’s Show and Tell ($15.99) by Nancy Carlson. Henry overcomes his shyness about speaking in front of the class. (3-up)

Luther’s Halloween ($15.99) by Cari Meister, illus. by Valeria Petrone. Luther tries to muster the courage to stand up to candy-stealing Dracula. (3-up)

Momma, Will You? ($16.99) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. A boy is eager to show his baby sister all the wonderful things in the world. (3-up)

Robert’s Snow ($15.99) by Grace Lin. When a mouse gets lost in the snow, Santa helps him find the way home. (3-up)

Hello, Robots ($15.99) by Rob Staake. The circuits of four robots get crossed when they are caught in a downpour. (3-up)

Mr. Katapat’s Incredible Adventures ($15.99) by Barroux is the tale of a great adventurer. (3-up)

Science Verse ($16.99) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith, is a book and CD presenting poems about science. (7-up)

Journey to the Bottomless Pitt: The Story of Stephen Bishop and Mammoth Cave ($15.99) by Betsy Mitchell, illus. by Kelynn Alder, chronicles the life of this cave explorer and slave. (8-up)

In Your Face: The Facts About Your Features ($17.99) by Donna Jackson examines the function of each facial feature. (8-up)

Dizzy ($15.99) by Cathy Cassidy. On Dizzy’s birthday, her long-absent mother comes home to celebrate-and take her away. (10-up)

Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will Never Be Neighbors ($17.99) by Elaine Scott introduces facts about the South and North Poles. (10-up)

Discovery at Flint Springs ($16.99) by John R. Erickson. Riley and his family search for evidence of ancient peoples on their ranch. (10-up)

Mira, Mirror ($17.99) by Mette Ivie Harrison centers on two sisters-one a witch and one a queen. (12-up)

Rock Star Superstar ($16.99) by Blake Nelson. A young musician learns about the temptations that come with stardom. (12-up)

Slalom ($16.99) by S.L. Rottman. Sandro has a shot at the ski team, a girlfriend and a real family. (12-up)

The Blue Girl ($17.99) by Charles de Lint. Imogene and her human and ghost friends contend with dark forces. (12-up)


Bones by David A. Adler, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman, debuts with Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery and Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery ($13.99 each, 5-up). Horrible Harry is back in Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($13.99, 7-up). Joining The Time Warp Trio is Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley ($14.99, 7-up). Cam Jansen reappears in Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99, 7-up). And Winning Season starts up with The Roar of the Crowd and Technical Foul by Rich Wallace ($14.99 each, 9-up).

Board Book Reprints

Corduroy’s Valentine’s Day, based on the character by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue; and Max’s Halloween ($5.99 each, 2-up).


Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury, introduction by Leonard S. Marcus ($25, all ages); and Arrow to the Sun, 30th Anniv. Edition by Gerald McDermott ($16.99, 3-up).

VOCALIS (203-753-5244)

Another Tree in the Yard ($16.95) by Lucia Sera, illus. by John Iorio. A story of sibling resentment and love. (4-8)


City of Snow: The Great Blizzard of 1888 ($16.95) by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Laura Francesca Filippucci, tells of this storm. (4-8)

Lucky Leaf ($15.95) by Kevin O’Malley centers on boys forced to leave video games and play outdoors. (4-8)

Mahjong All Day Long ($16.95) by Ginnie Lo, illus. by Beth Lo. This story about this game underscores the importance of family and tradition. (4-8)

The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson ($17.95) by Jean Cassels is a puzzle in paintings revealing characters from folktales and nursery rhymes. (4-8)

Wake the Dead ($16.95) by Monica A. Harris, illus. by Susan Estelle Kwas . Henry’s family’s prediction that he is loud enough to wake the dead proves true. (4-8)

Jungle Gym Jitters ($16.95) by Chuck Richards is a story about overcoming one’s fears. (4-9)

Miss Malarkey’s Field Trip ($16.95) by Judy Finchler and Kevin O’Malley, illus. by O’Malley. Miss Malarkey leads a field trip to the science center. (5-8)

A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull ($16.95) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Jane Dyer, tells of the first woman to run for President of the U.S., in 1872. (7-12)

Where Washington Walked ($17.95) by Raymond Bial follows George Washington’s lifetime path. (8-12)

Hoggee ($16.95) by Anna Myers. This coming-of-age story offers insight into how deafness was viewed in the 19th century. (10-14)

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws ($16.95) by Janette Rallison portrays best-friend basketball players who go head-to-head on- and off-court. (12-up)


Outside and Inside issues Outside and Inside Killer Bees ($17.95); and Outside and Inside Bats ($7.95 paper) by Sandra Markle (7-12).


The Toolbox by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Harlow Rockwell ($14.95, 3-6).

Paperback Reprints

I.Q. Goes to School by Mary Ann Fraser ($6.95, 4-8); You’re a Good Sport, Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler and Kevin O’Malley ($6.95, 5-9); Tulsa Burning by Anna Myers ($6.95, 8-12); and Playing the Field by Janette Rallison ($6.95, 10-14).


Peter Rabbit’s Hide and Seek ABC ($12.99), inspired by Beatrix Potter, is an alphabet book with pull-tabs. (3-up)


Flower Fairies Friends, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker, issues A Flower Fairy Christmas ($4.99, 3-up).


Flower Fairies: A Gardener’s Year ($12, all ages); and The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Large Format Ed. ($12.99, 3-up).


Seedlings: Peter Rabbit’s Snuggle Time ($8.99), inspired by Beatrix Potter, is a cloth book featuring Peter and pals. (infant-up)



Art Explorers launches with Picture This! Activities and Adventures in Impressionism by Joyce Raimondo ($12.95, 5-12). New Kits are Funk Shui: The Hippest Guide to Everyday Harmony and Color Cadabra! A Magical Guide to the Power of Color by Charyn Pfeuffer ($9.95 each, 10-up). And Art Encounters offers The Spirit Catchers: An Encounter with Georgia O’Keeffe by Kathleen Kudlinski ($15.95, 12-up).


The Hip Handbag Book: 20 Easy-to-Make Totes, Purses, and Bags ($9.95) by Sherri Haub outlines projects. (10-up)

Teen Makeup: Looks to Match Your Every Mood ($16.95) by Linda Mason demonstrates how to achieve a variety of looks. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Draw Manga Chibi! by Christopher Hart is a new Draw title ($6.95, 8-up). And Cool Chix issues Rainy Day Trix for Cool Chix: Fab Recipes, Crafty Fun, Mystic Magic, and Super-Cool Quizzes by Leanne Warrick ($9.95, 10-up).



Science Matters II offers six titles ($17.10 each, paperback $6.95, 6-8). Animal Facts includes six books by Heather C. Hudak ($17.10 each, paper $6.95, 7-9). Nine volumes comprise Exploring Planets ($17.10 each, paper $6.95, 7-10). Caring for Your Pet II issues four books ($18.20 each, paper $7.95, 7-10). Great Journeys includes Exploration of North America by Rennay Cratts, Search for the Northwest Passage by Jill Foran and The Silk Road and The Spice Trade by Donald Wells ($18.20 each, paper $7.95, 7-11). Four titles make up Indigenous Peoples II ($18.20 each, paper $7.95, 7-11). Nature’s Food Chain releases four titles ($17.10 each, paper $6.95, 7-11). And Natural Wonders presents six books, including Sahara Desert by Megan Lappi and Great Barrier Reef by Erinn Banting ($18.20 each, paper $7.95, 8-12).



Kitchen for Kids: 100 Yummy, No-Knives, Heat-Safe, Scratch Recipes Kids Can Really Make ($19.95) by Jennifer Low, photos by Mark Burstyn, serves up recipes. (5-up)


The Children’s Treasure Chest ($29.95) collects classic stories and fairytales. (3-up)


Eleven Lazy Llamas ($16.95) by Diana Bonder reveals why llamas sleep all day. (4-7)

Welcome to the World of Kangaroos and Welcome to the World of Orangutans ($9.95 each) by Diane Swanson focus on the habits of these species. (4-7)

Lupe ($8.95) by Rebecca Grambo and Daniel Cox chronicles a young wolf’s adventures in Yellowstone National Park. (4-8)

Dot-to-Dot in the Sky: The Moon ($12.95) by Joan Hinz and Lorna Bennett is a guide to moon gazing. (7-11)

Paperback Series

Mustang Mountain adds Free Horse by Sharon Siamon ($6.95, 8-12). And Take It to the Extreme rolls on with Bike Escape by Pam Withers ($6.95, 12-16).



The Sand Castle: Blockade Running and the Battle of Fort Fisher ($8.95) by Margaret Blair. Three teens travel back in time to witness this Civil War battle. (9-13)

Reaching Tidewater: Life on the Delaware Canal ($5.95) by Noreen Moore tells of a girl and her family adapting to changes while living on the Delaware Canal in 1862. (9-13)

The Bucktails’ Antietam Trials and The Battling Bucktails at Fredericksburg ($7.95 each) by William Robertson and David Rimer describes the ordeals of Bucky Culp’s squad during the Civil War. (9-13)

Paperback Series

The Gettysburg Ghost Gang series adds Soldier in the Cellar by Lois Szymanski and Shelley Sykes ($5.95, 8-10).


When Autumn Falls ($15.95) by Kelli Nidey, illus. by Susan Swan, celebrates autumn. (3-6)

Brave, Brave Mouse ($15.95) by Michaela Morgan, illus. by Michelle Cartlidge. A voice inside a scared mouse helps him to be brave. (4-7)

April Foolishness ($15.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott. When they visit the farm, children try to play an April Fool’s trick on Grandpa. (5-7)

The Halloween Queen ($15.95) by Joan Holub, illus. by Theresa Smythe. A girl attends a party at the Halloween Queen’s house. (5-8)

Hats! ($15.95) by Kevin Luthardt. A boy is crushed when a peer tells him his new hat is dumb. (5-8)

Peaceful Piggy Meditation ($15.95) by Kerry Lee MacLean. When life gets too stressful, piggies meditate. (5-9)

Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah ($15.95) by Linda Glaser, illus. by Nancy Cote. Rachel fears she has ruined a friendship when she makes a mess in Mrs. Greenberg’s kitchen while preparing latkes. (6-8)

The Bully Blockers Club ($15.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic. Lotty Raccoon finds a way to deal with a bully. (6-9)

Geogra-fleas! Riddles All Over the Map ($15.95) by Joan Holub, illus. by Regan Dunnick, collects jokes and rhymes about geography. (7-10)

Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig ($15.95) by Kalli Dakos and Alicia DesMarteau, illus. by Carl DiRocco. A principal promises to kiss a pig if students read 10,000 books. (7-10)

Pilgrim Cat ($16.95) by Carol Antoinette Peacock, illus. by Doris Ettlinger. A Pilgrim girl befriends a cat she meets on the Mayflower. (7-10)

What’s Older Than a Giant Tortoise? ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Robert Wells. A tortoise discovers things that are older than he is. (7-10)

The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun ($15.95) by Wendie Old, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye, presents info about groundhogs and the origins of Groundhog Day. (8-11)


The Boxcar Children Mysteries offers The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar and The Clue in the Corn Maze, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.95 each, paper $4.50, 7-12).

Paperback Series

The Adventures of Benny and Watch: Boxcar Children Early Readers issues Benny’s Boxcar Sleepover, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Kay Life ($3.95 each, 6-8).

Paperback Reprints

New Prairie paperbacks are When I Feel Sad and When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson ($6.95 each, 3-6); Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis; and The St. Patrick’s Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan, illus. by Ben Stahl ($6.95 each, 7-10).



Janice VanCleave’s Super Science Models ($12.95) by Janice VanCleave presents models for science students. (8-12)

How to Study for Success, How to Write a Great Research Paper, How to Ace Any Test and How to Build a Super Vocabulary ($12.95 each) by Book Builders are guides for students. (10-14)

Dr. Math Introduces Geometry: Learning Geometry Is Easy! Just Ask Dr. Math! ($14.95) by The Math Forum. Math teachers answer kids’ questions about geometry. (10-14)

African American Millionaires ($24.95) by Otha Richard Sullivan and Jim Haskins, provides profiles of successful and philanthropic individuals. (10-14)

The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects ($14.95) by Julianne Blair Bochinski is a guide to preparing for science fair projects. (10-up)


American Heritage, American Voices adds World Wars and the Modern Age by David King ($12.95, 8-12).


Paperback Series

Knights of the Silver Dragon offers Secret of the Spiritkeeper by Matt Forbeck, Riddle in Stone by Ree Soesbee, Sign of the Shapeshifter by Dale Donovan and Linda Johns and Eye of Fortune by Denise Graham ($5.99 each, 8-up). And Dragonlance: The New Adventures introduces Temple of the Dragonslayer and The Return of the Sorceress by Tim Waggoner, The Dying Kingdom by Stephen D. Sullivan and The Dragon Well by Dan Willis ($5.99 each, 10-up).


Eating Gluten-Free with Emily ($14.95) by Bonnie J. Kruszka provides information and support for children with celiac disease. (4-8)


Series Reissues

Magic Charm Books offers Magic Charm and Jewelry Box Set ($14.95, 4-9); and smaller-format editions of The Magic Locket, The Tiny Angel, The Silver Slippers and The Shiny Skates by Elizabeth Koda-Callan ($9.95 each, 4-9).


The 60 Second Encyclopedia & Minute Glass ($10.95) by Michael Rosen is a book of facts and stats packaged with a minute timer. (7-11)

Paperback Series

Fandex adds Dinosaurs by Jane Hammerslough ($9.95, 10-up).


Little One, God Loves You and Little One, God Made You ($6.99 each) by Amy Warren Hilliker are board books that tell children of God’s love for them. (up to 4)

God Loves Me Bible, Rev. Ed. ($7.99) by Susan Elizabeth Beck, illus. by Gloria Oostema, shares stories of biblical characters. (2-4)

Made for a Purpose ($15.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall. A girl adjusts to living with her father after her mother leaves the family. (4-8)

God’s Blessings Story Bible ($19.99) by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, illus. by Doris Ettinger, collects more than 50 biblical tales. (4-8)

Guess What? Story Bible ($16.99) by Tracy Harrast, illus. by Paul and Alice Sharp, challenges children to find missing words within biblical stories. (4-8)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ($16.99) by C.S. Lewis and Hiawyn Orem, illus. by Tudor Humphries. An adaptation of this novel. (4-8)

Silent Night, Holy Night ($15.99) by Myrna Strasser, illus. by Guy Porfirio, explains the origins of this carol. (4-8)

Legend of the Christmas Stocking ($15.99) by Rick Osborne, examines the roots of this holiday tradition. (4-8)

The Littlest Magi ($15.99) by Chris Auer, illus. by Bruce Eagle. A servant boy becomes a hero when he rescues the Baby King. (4-8)

The Magician’s Nephew Book & CD Gift Set ($32.99) by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Pauline Baynes, packages this novel with a CD reading by Kenneth Branagh. (8-12)


The VeggieTales characters are back in three books ($9.99-$12.99 each, 2-4 to 4-8). The Mess Detectives reappear in The Big Sleepover by Doug Peterson ($6.99, 4-8). And Life of Faith: A Violet Travilla Series releases Violet’s Turning Point and Violet’s Stormy Love by Martha Findley, adapted by Mission City Press ($12.99 each, 10-14).


Tales from the Manger ($9.99) by Chonda and David Pierce, illus. by Matt LeBarre. The animals in the stable welcome baby Jesus. (4-8)

Paperback Series

FaithGirlz concludes with Sophie’s World ($3.99) and Sophie’s Secret ($5.99) by Nancy Rue; and "No Boys Allowed" Devotions for Girls ($9.99) by Michelle Medlock Adams (8-12). Keystone Stables debuts with The Trouble with Skye ($2.99) and A True Test for Skye ($4.99) by Marsha Hubler (8-12). Spirit of the Games issues four sports novels by Todd Hafer ($4.99 each, 8-12). Liberty Letters releases The Personal Correspondence of Catherine Clark and Meredith Lyons…The Civil War, 1858 by Nancy LeSourd, illus. by Aleta Rafton ($9.99, 8-12). Three titles join 2:52 Soul Gear ($7.99 each, 8-12). And Larryboy returns in Larryboy Versus the Volcano by Doug Peterson ($4.99, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints

Twice Yours by Nan Gurley; Mooki and the Too-Proud Peacock and Mooki and the Berry Bandit by Kari Smalley Gibson; and Papa’s Gift by Kathleen Bostrom, illus. by Guy Porfirio ($6.99 each, 4-8); and Amazing Beginning of You by Matt and Lisa Jacobson ($6.99, 8-12).

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