Teen Spirit: One World, Many Paths ($11.95) by Paul Raushenbush examines the world’s major religions. (13-19)
Taste Berries for Teens releases Short Stories and Encouragement on Being Cool, Caring and Courageous by Bettie B. Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs ($12.95, 13-19). And Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV continues with More Stories of Life, Love and Learningby Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger ($12.95, 13-19).
Braid the Challah and I Am a Torah ($5.95 each) by Beily Paluch, illus. by Patti Argoff, are rhyming board-book tales. (1-3)
The Secret Tunnel ($8.95) by Joy Nelkin Wieder is a tale about Jews who outwit the enemy and dig a life-saving tunnel. (7-10)
HANDPRINT BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)
Barnyard Friends ($17.95) by Karen Baicker, illus. by Pamela Thomson, offers a board book of poems with felt pieces. (2-5)
Noisy City Day and Noisy City Night ($7.95 each) by Sara Anderson. These board books depict city life. (2-5)
Bless This Mouse ($14.95) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by John Butler. A mouse in a woodland setting recites a prayer. (2-up)
Woodkins: Kirsty’s Big Adventure by Dawn Bently, illus. by Priscilla Burris; and Kelly’s Great Day by Bently, illus. by Kathleen Kemly ($12.95 each) are books packaged with a wooden doll and accessories. (4-6)
Petropolis ($16.95) by Susanne Santoro Whayne, illus. by Christopher Santoro. Where do pets go when no one is at home? (4-8)
The Genie in the Book ($15.95) by Cindy Trumbore, illus. by R.W. Alley. A boy inadvertently releases a kind genie. (7-11)
BrainJuice: English, Fresh Squeezed! ($14.95) by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Tony Ross, compiles 40 poems about the English language. (7-11)
Olive, My Love ($15) by Vivian Walsh, illus. by J.otto Seibold, is a sequel to Olive, the Other Reindeer. (All ages)
The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant) ($14.95) by Avi, illus. by Tricia Tusa, is a fable offering insight into the meanings of things great and small. (All ages)
Omnibeasts: Animal Poems and Paintings ($18) by Douglas Florian brings together poems from the author’s earlier collections. (All ages)
The Worm Family ($16) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Stacy Innerst, introduces a family of proud worms. (3-7)
Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail ($16) by Coleen Salley, illus. by Janet Stevens. A possum learns about his ancestor’s role in history. (3-7)
Farmer Dale’s Red Pickup Truck ($16) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Ivan Bates. When this farmer gives barnyard animals a lift, will his truck survive? (3-7)
Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book ($16) by Jeanette Winter focuses on the Day of the Dead celebration. (3-7)
The Incredible Water Show ($16) by Debra Frasier spotlights mysterious, miraculous water. (3-up)
Boris and Bella ($15) by Carolyn Crimi, illus. by Gris Grimly, presents a tale about unlikely pals. (4-7)
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth ($16) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Harry Bliss. Is a third-grade teacher really a 300-year-old alien who collects baby teeth? (4-7)
Pinduli ($16) by Janell Cannon. A hyena teaches other animals of the African savanna about the power of words to hurt and to heal. (5-8)
Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine ($16) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by John Manders, offers a fractured fairytale celebrating science and invention. (5-8)
Gordimer Byrd’s Reminder ($16) by Robert Weinstock. Gordimer knows he’s destined for greatness, but he’s getting tired of waiting for it. (5-8)
Gifts ($17) by Ursula K. Le Guin is set in a world in which each person has a magical, dangerous gift. (12-up)
The Grand Tour: Being a Revelation of Matters of High Confidentiality and Greatest Importance, Including Extracts from the Intimate Diary of a Noblewoman and the Sworn Testimony of a Lady of Quality ($17) by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. Kate and Cecy are on a grand tour of the Continent with orders from Wellington to thwart a magical plot to take over Europe. (12-up)
Mr. Putter and Tabby issues Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard ($14, 6-9). And Chet Gecko Mysteries adds Murder, My Tweet by Bruce Hale ($14, 8-12).
Hands: growing up to be an artist by Lois Ehlert ($14.95, all ages); The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, illus. by Louis Slobodkin, introduction by Helena Estes ($16, paper $6, 6-10); and Half Magic: Fiftieth-Anniversary Ed. by Edward Eager, illus. by N.M. Bodecker, introduction by Jack Gantos ($18.95, 8-up).
Harcourt Young Classics reissues four novels by William O. Steele and three by Theodore Taylor ($17 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $5.95, 8-up).
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, ($8.95, 14-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Mr. Putter and Tabby return in Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard ($5.95, 6-9). And Chet Gecko Mysteries reprints Chet Gecko’s Big Box of Mystery ($14.95, 8-12).
Very Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula K. Le Guin ($5.95, 12-up); and I Had Seen Castles by Cynthia Rylant ($5.95, 12-up).
HARCOURT/GREEN LIGHT READERS
Sam and the Bag ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Alison Jeffries, illus. by Dan Andreasen. Sam the cat learns how to play just like his bigger pals. (4-6)
Best Friends ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Anna Michaels, illus. by G. Brian Karas, is a rhyming tale starring pals Dan and Zack. (4-6)
Lucy’s Quiet Book ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Angela Shelf Medearis, illus. by Lisa Campbell Ernst. When Lucy reads her favorite book aloud, her noisy brothers actually listen. (5-7)
Tomás Rivera ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Jane Medina, illus. by Edward Martinez, presents a biography of this writer. (5-7)
Where Is Bear? ($16) by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev. Forest animals play hide-and-seek. (2-5)
Sleeping Cutie ($16) by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney. A magical toy solves Cutie’s bedtime problem. (3-7)
What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? ($16) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Doug Cushman, is a time-telling tale featuring five monkeys and a crocodile. (3-7)
Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World ($22) by Howard Norman, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon, collects stories about birds. (7-10)
Regarding the Sink: Where, Oh Where, Did Waters Go? ($15) by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise. Sixth graders take a class trip to China to solve a mystery. (9-12)
Iris and Walter reappear in Iris and Walter and the Substitute Teacher by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($15, 6-9).
Paperback Series Reprints
Iris and Walter reprints Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($5.95, 6-9). And Great Episodes issues Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry’s Family by Ann Rinaldi ($6.95, 10-14).
Paperback in Spanish
Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez (Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez) by Kathleen Krull, trans. by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, illus. by Yuyi Morales ($7, 6-9).
The Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager, Hobby, and Merlin ($6.95) by Jane Yolen is an omnibus edition of this trilogy. (8-12)
Wizard at Work by Vivian Vande Velde ($5.95, 8-12); Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer and Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur by Jane Yolen ($6.95 each, 12-up).
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore, compiled and ed. by Bruce Coville ($5.95, 8-12); and Elsewhere and Nevernever by Will Shetterly ($6.95 each, 14-up).
Everywhere Babies ($6.95) by Susan Meyers, illus. by Marla Frazee, is a board book depicting all kinds of families. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Good Night, Mr. Night ($6.95) by Dan Yaccarino. This board book celebrates the quiet mystery of nighttime. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Noisy Kisses ($8.95) by Barney Saltzberg describes a noisy game. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Board Book in Spanish
Besos de animales (Animal Kisses) by Barney Saltzberg, trans. by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada ($8.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).
The Pig in the Spigot by Richard Wilbur, illus. by J.otto Seibold ($7, all ages); Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert; and The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Vladimir Radunsky ($7 each, 3-7); Sit, Truman! by Dan Harper, illus. by Cara Moser and Barry Moser; Little Whistle’s Dinner Party by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers; and Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by David Catrow ($6 each, 3-7); and A Picnic in October by Eve Bunting, illus. by Nancy Carpenter ($6, 6-9).
The Book of Fairy Poetry ($19.99), selected and illus. by Michael Hague, collects 50 poems featuring fairies. (All ages)
Robot Santa: The Further Adventures of Santa’s Twin ($19.99) by Dean Koontz, illus. by Phil Parks, is a sequel to Santa’s Twin. (All ages)
Winners Never Quit! ($15.99) by Mia Hamm, illus. by Carol Thompson. This soccer pro describes growing up with competitive soccer-playing siblings. (All ages)
The Cuddle Book ($14.99) by Guido Van Genechten shows how everyone likes to cuddle one way or another. (2-5)
Baby Bat’s Lullaby ($15.99) by Jacquelyn Mitchard, illus. by Julia Noonan, is a bedtime tale starring a mother and her baby bat. (3-6)
I Love You! A Bushel and a Peck ($15.99) by Frank Loesser, illus. by Rosemary Wells, features two ducklings. (3-6)
Thanks for Thanksgiving ($12.99) by Julie Markes, illus. by Doris Barrette, underscores the importance of giving thanks. (3-7)
If You’ll Be My Valentine ($14.99) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Fumi Kosaka. A boy offers Valentine wishes to each member of his family. (3-8)
Bunny Christmas ($15.99) by Rick Walton, illus. by Paige Miglio, reveals how a bunny family celebrates this holiday. (3-up)
I Know It’s Autumn ($15.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Nancy Hayashi, spotlights autumn’s delights. (4-7)
Bartholomew’s Blessing ($15.99) by Stephanie S. Tolan, illus. by Margie More. A mouse discovers the truth about himself on Christmas Eve. (4-8)
Henry the Christmas Cat ($15.99) by Mary Calhoun, illus. by Erick Ingraham. Henry saves a runaway lamb and joins a Christmas pageant. (4-8)
How to Make a Night ($15.99) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Tricia Tusa. A child puts a busy day to bed and brings on the night. (4-8)
Queen of Hearts ($15.99) by Mary Engelbreit. Ann Estelle makes a box to hold her Valentines. (4-8)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town ($16.99) by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, illus. by Steven Kellogg. After visiting the North Pole, a bear spreads news that Santa is comin’ to town. (4-8)
The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster ($14.99) by Kay Winters, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. This scaredy-ghost must overcome his fears to finish a class project. (4-8)
The Giant and the Beanstalk ($15.99) by Diane Stanley tells a familiar tale from the giant’s perspective. (5-8)
Saturday Night at the Beastro ($15.99) by Jane Breskin Zalben and Steven Zalben depicts a gathering of hungry monsters. (5-9)
The Monster Trap ($16.99) by Dean Morrissey and Stephen Krensky, illus. by Morrissey. Paddy and his grandfather set out to build a sure-fire monster trap. (5-up)
The Story of Halloween ($15.99) by Carol Greene, illus. by Linda Bronson, examines the genesis of this holiday. (7-10)
Walking the Bible: An Illustrated Journey for Kids Through the Greatest Stories Ever Told ($18.99) by Bruce Feiler, illus. by Sasha Meret, is a children’s version of the adult book of the same title. (7-up)
The Dragons of Spratt, Ohio ($15.99) by Linda Zinnen. John must save a newborn litter of dragons. (8-12)
Emily Post’s The Guide to Good Manners for Kids ($15.99) by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning offers etiquette tips for various situations. (8-12)
Fourth Grade Fuss ($15.99) by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Andy Hammond, centers on students facing standardized tests. (8-12)
The Get Rich Quick Club ($15.99) by Dan Gutman introduces five kids determined to make a million dollars. (8-12)
Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales ($15.99) by Gregory Maguire. Wisecracking animals wreak havoc on eight tales. (8-12)
Millions ($15.99) by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Two brothers have only two weeks to spend a stash of cash. (8-12)
Measle and the Wrathmonk ($15.99) by Ian Ogilvy. An orphan is miniaturized by his evil guardian. (8-13)
Burying the Sun ($15.99) by Gloria Whelan is a tale based on the siege of St. Petersburg during WWII. (10-up)
The Dark Pond ($15.99) by Joseph Bruchac. A student tries to discover what lives in a pond’s dark waters. (10-up)
Rider in the Dark: An Epic Horse Story ($15.99) by Victoria Holmes is an adventure set in 18th-century England. (10-up)
The Skull Talks Back and Other Haunting Tales ($15.99), collected by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by Joyce Carol Thomas, illus. by Leonard Jenkins, compiles six Southern stories. (10-up)
Blood Secret ($15.99) by Kathryn Lasky is a saga set during the Spanish Inquisition. (12-up)
Raven’s Point ($15.99) by Melinda Metz. An ancient evil awakens on an island. (12-up)
Teen Idol ($15.99) by Meg Cabot centers on a teen who is better at fixing other people’s problems than her own. (12-up)
This Must Be Love ($15.99) by Tui Sutherland is a modern retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (12-up)
A Series of Unfortunate Events wails on with The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket ($11.95, all ages).
I Fall Down joins Science Play by Vicki Cobb, illus. by Julia Gorton ($15.99, 3-5).
Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science gains From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by James Graham Hale ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-6).
Math Start adds a trio of titles by Stuart J. Murphy ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3 up-7 up).
Joining I Can Read are Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Jane Manning; Christmas Presents: Holiday Poetry and Hanukkah Lights: Holiday Poetry, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Melanie Hall; Valentine Hearts: Holiday Poetry, selected by Hopkins, illus. by Joann Adinolfi; I Am the Turkey by Michele Sobel Spirn, illus. by Joy Allen; and Wildlife Conservation Society: Tigers by Sarah L. Thomson ($15.99 each, 4-8).
The Stink Files issues Dossier 002: To Scratch a Thief by Holm and Hamel, illus. by Brad Weinman ($14.99, 7-10).
Two novels join The Girls of Lighthouse Lane by Thomas Kinkade and Erika Tamar ($12.99, 10-up).
Warriors by Erin Hunter releases The Darkest Hour ($15.99, 10-up).
R.L. Stine’s Dangerous Girls continues with The Taste of Night ($14.99, 12-up).
And The Princess Diaries welcomes The Princess Present by Meg Cabot ($8.99, 12-up).
Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Diane Goode ($15.99, 3-7)
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Mary Engelbreit ($16.99, 4-8)
Engelbreit’s Queen of Christmas ($15.99, 4-8)
Part-Time Dog by Jane Thayer, illus. by Lisa McCue ($14.99, 4-8)
And The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean ($16.99, 5-up).
C.S. Lewis’s Narnia reissues The Chronicles of Narnia, illus. by Pauline Baynes ($29.99, all ages); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, retold by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Tudor Humphries ($16.99, 3-7); and The Magician’s Nephew Book and CD, performed by Kenneth Branagh ($29.99, 8-up). And I Can Read reissues Emmett’s Pig by Mary Stolz, illus. by Garth Williams ($15.99, 4-8).
The Dream Bearer by Walter Dean Myers ($5.99, 10-up).
HARPERCOLLINS/JULIE ANDREWS COLLECTION
The Legend of Holly Claus ($16.99) by Brittney Ryan, illus. by Laurel Long, is a novel about the life of Santa Claus’s daughter. (9-up)
The Little Grey Men: A Story for the Young in Heart by BB, illus. by Denys Watkins-Pitchford ($16.99, 8-12).
The Midnight Colt and The Wild Mare ($4.99 each) by Glenn Balch are novels featuring horses. (9-up)
Phantom Stallion gallops on with two novels by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up).
Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories , ed. by R.L. Stine ($5.99, 8-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Warriors reprints Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter ($5.99, 10-up).
And Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine issues its debut book of the same title ($5.99, 12-up).
Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison ($13.99, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Phantom Stallion offers Phantom Stallion Box Set by Terri Farley ($14.99, 10-up).
And Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries reissues Vol. III & IV: The Highs and Lows of Being Mia ($13.99, 8-up).
It’s Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel ($16.99) by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell, tackles the issue of self-control. (4-8)
Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation ($15.99) by Diane Stanley, illus. by Holly Berry. Twins travel back in time to take part in the first Thanksgiving. (5-10)
The Best Halloween Ever ($14.99) by Barbara Robinson. The chaos-creating Herdmans celebrate another holiday. (8-up)
More Perfect Than the Moon ($14.99) by Patricia MacLachlan is the fourth novel in the Sarah, Plain and Tall saga. (8-10)
My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark, by George Shannon ($15.99) by Kate McMullan, illus. by Adrienne Yorinks, presents the fictional journal of the youngest member of this expedition. (10-up)
Abarat by Clive Barker adds Days of Magic, Nights of War ($24.99, all ages).
One Candle by Eve Bunting, illus. by K. Wendy Popp ($5.99, 4-8)
And Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block ($7.99, 12-up).
Caleb’s Story, Sarah, Plain and Tall and Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan
Beautiful Boys, Goat Girls and Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block ($4.99 each, 8-10).
Paperback Series Reissue
Abarat by Clive Barker reissues the novel of that same title ($6.99, 12-up).
The Saint of Dragons ($15.99) by Jason Hightman. A dragon fighter decides his son should follow in his footsteps. (12-up)
Predator’s Gold ($16.99) by Philip Reeve is a sequel to Mortal Engines. (12-up)
A Sterkarm Kiss ($16.99) by Susan Price is a follow-up to The Sterkarm Handshake. (12-up)
The Books of Magic issues Reckonings by Carla Jablonski, created by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton ($5.99, 12-up).
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve ($6.99, 12-up).
Sabriel, Lireal and Abhorsen by Garth Nix ($12.99 each, 12-up).
Arrowville ($15.99) by Geefwee Boedoe is a rhyming tale examining the trials of being different. (3-7)
Under My Hood I Have a Hat ($14.99) by Karla Kuskin, illus. by Fumi Kosaka. After a girl removes layers of clothing, it’s time to put everything back on and go out to play in the snow again. (3-7)
The Dulcimer Boy by Tor Seidler, illus. by Brian Selznick ($6.99, all ages).
If Not for the Cat (16.99) by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Ted Rand, offers animal haiku that are riddles. (3-up)
Don’t Get Lost ($15.99) by Pat Hutchins is a circular story that encourages children to look and listen. (3-up)
I Spy Shapes in Art ($19.99), selected by Lucy Micklethwait, challenges reader to find shapes in 14 works of art. (3-up)
Doodler Doodling ($15.99) by Rita Golden Gelman, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky, introduces a young doodler. (5-up)
The Train of States ($17.99) by Peter Sís. Each car of a circus train represents one of the 50 sates. (6-up)
Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia ($15.99) by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat, is a Halloween tale. (6-up)
Birthday Pony ($14.99) by Jessie Haas, illus. by Margot Apple, is a sequel to Runaway Radish. (7-up)
The Little Gentleman ($15.99) by Philippa Pearce, illus. by Tom Pohrt. A girl befriends a mole tunneling his way through 500 years of history. (8-up)
Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World ($15.99) by Katherine Hannigan introduces a resilient fourth grader. (9-up)
Snow-walker ($17.99) by Catherine Fisher presents a fantasy tale. (10-up)
Cobwebs ($15.99) by Karen Romano Young. In this coming-of-age tale, a girl copes with change. (12-up)
A Crack in the Line ($15.99) by Michael Lawrence introduces a boy and a girl who are the same person-but not quite. (13-up)
The High-Rise Private Eyes spies The Case of the Baffled Bear by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($14.99, 6-up).
A Box of Treats: Five Little Picture Books About Lilly and Her Friends by Kevin Henkes ($14.99, 2-up)
My Car by Byron Barton ($6.99, 2-up).
Amelia Bedelia returns in Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat ($6.99, 6-up).
Farfallina & Marcel by Holly Keller ($5.99, 4-up)
The Midnight Horse by Sid Fleischman, illus. by Peter Sís ($4.99, 8-12)
Disappearing Act by Fleischman ($5.99, 8-up)
and Chinese Handcuffs, Ironman and King of the Mild Frontier by Chris Crutcher ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Rowan of Rin offers Rowan and the Ice Creepers by Emily Rodda ($5.99, 8-up).
Runaway Pony by Jessie Haas, illus. by Margot Apple ($4.25, 7-up).
Apples, Apples and Pumpkin Time ($5.99) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Christopher Santoro, are die-cut board books celebrating fall. (up to 3)
Baby’s First Christmas ($10.99) shrink-wraps together The First Christmas by Robbie Trent and Marc Simont and The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Dana Regan. (up to 5)
Sharing Is Fun ($6.99) by Joanna Cole, illus. by Maxie Chambliss, depicts examples of sharing. (1-4)
Santa’s Night ($6.99) by Lark Carrier reveals the contents of Santa’s sleigh. (2-6)
Lola’s Trick or Treat ($6.99) by Diane deGroat is a gatefold book about Lola’s search for a costume. (3-6)
Silver Bells ($6.99) by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, illus. by Jane Dippold, retells this Christmas tale. (3-7)
Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin ($8.99) by Rick Walton, illus. by Delana Bettoli, reveals a woman’s solution to a pesky pumpkin. (3-up)
Wild Witches’ Ball ($8.99) by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Kelly Asbury, offers a Halloween caper. (4-6)
Charlotte’s Web/Stuart Little Slipcase Gift Set by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams, watercolors by Rosemary Wells ($49.99, all ages); The Night Before Christmas Board Book by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Bruce Whatley ($6.99, up to 4); and The Elves and the Shoemaker by The Brothers Grimm, illus. by Thea Kliros ($5.99, 2-6).
Biscuit returns in two tales by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($4.99 each, 2-6).
Four titles join Build-A-Bear Workshop by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Jim Valeri ($3.50-$7.99 each, ages 2-6 to 6-10).
My Little Pony trots on in five books, including Pony Parade by Kate Egan, illus. by Gayle Middleton ($3.99, 2-6)
Wishes Do Come True! by Ann Marie Capalija, illus. by Lyn Fletcher ($3.50, 4-7)
Little Critter returns in three tales by Mercer Mayer ($3.29-$6.99 each, ages 2-6 to 3-7)
Charming Classics by Louisa May Alcott welcomes A Louisa May Alcott Christmas Book and Charm: Selected Holiday Stories and Poems ($6.99, 8-12).
Astro Boy offers seven titles ($3.50-$4.99 each, 4-7)
Benji Returns issues three Festival Readers ($3.99-$4.99 each, ages 4-7 to 8-12)
Wonder Woman stars in two Festival Readers by Nina Jaffe, illus. by Ben Caldwell ($3.99 each, 4-7)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events releases eight tie-in volumes ($3.99-$35.99 each, 10-up).
Paperback in Spanish
Tiburones (Sharks) by Seymour Simon ($6.99, 7-10).
Superhero Christmas ($15.99) by Stan Lee, illus. by Tim Jessell. A superhero family rescues Santa on Christmas Eve. (4-7)
A Firefly in a Fir Tree: A Carol for Mice ($14.99) by Hilary Knight. This new edition of this installment of The Christmas Nutshell Library features full-color art. (4-8)
Gigi and Lulu’s Gigantic Fight ($14.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole, is a tale about fighting and individuality. (4-7)
The Lighthouse Cat ($15.99) by Sue Stainton, illus. by Anne Mortimer, depicts a cat’s life by the sea. (4-7)
Annie, Between the States ($15.99) by L.M. Elliot. A Virginia teenager plays a controversial role in the Civil War. (12-up)
Comedy Girl ($15.99) by Ellen Schreiber. An aspiring stand-up comedian develops confidence. (12-up)
Outdoor Adventures adds Snowboard Twist by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendall Minor ($15.99, 6-10).
The Alison Rules ($15.99) by Catherine Clark presents a story of friendship, love and loss. (14-up)
Cruise Control ($15.99) by Terry Trueman is a companion to Stuck in Neutral. (14-up)
Inside Out by Terry Trueman and True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks ($6.99 each, 14-up)
Please Don’t Kill the Freshman: A Memoir by Zoe Trope ($7.99, 14-up).
My Weird School enrolls Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! and Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! by Dan Gutman ($3.99 each, 7-10).
I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas, illus. by Priscilla Burris ($6.99, 2-5)
Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson ($5.99, 3-8)
Santa Comes to Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Renée Graef ($5.99, 4-8)
Destination: Space by Seymour Simon ($6.99, 5-up)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Dean Morrissey ($6.99, 7-10)
The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File by David Wisniewski
The Story of Clocks and Calendars by Betsy Maestro, illus. by Giulio Maestro ($6.99 each, 7-up)
Christmas in Canaan by Kenny Rodgers and Donald Davenport ($6.99, 8-12).
Paperback Series Reprints
Harold and the Purple Crayon reprints Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson ($5.99, 3-8). I Can Read Books issues An I Can Read Halloween Treat ($11.99, 4-8)
and Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat
Emma’s Strange Pet by Jean Little, illus. by Jennifer Plecas
Minnie and Moo: The Night of the Living Bed by Denys Cazet; and Dinosaur Hunter by Elaine Marie Alphin, illus. by Don Bolognese ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Joining Don’t Know Much About is The Solar System by Kenneth C. Davis, illus. by Pedro Martin ($6.99, 6-9).
Laurence Yep’s Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1885 offers The Traitor ($6.99, 10-up).
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Megan Lloyd ($5.99, 4-8)
The Pinballs by Betsy Byars ($5.99, 10-up)
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli ($6.50, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Little House reissues The Little House Collection: Full-Color Box Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams ($39.99, 8-12).
The O’Reilly Factor for Kids ($22.95) by Bill O’Reilly and Charles Flowers. Broadcast journalist O’Reilly discusses bullying, relationships, drugs and other issues teens are likely to face. (13-up)
Mary-Kate & Ashley star in nine new books, including Mary-Kate & Ashley Graduation Summer: Everything I Want ($4.99, all ages); Two of a Kind: Holiday Magic ($4.99, 7-10) and So Little Time: Get Real ($4.99, 8-12).
Thoroughbred gains two novels ($4.99 each, 9-up).
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