Happy to Be Girls ($14.99) by Sarah Davies, illus. by Jenny Mattheson, emphasizes that girls can be whoever they want to be. (All ages)

Down to the Sea in Ships ($16.99) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Giles Laroche, celebrates the vessels that have sailed throughout the times. (All ages)

Flanimals ($14.99) by Ricky Gervais, illus. by Rob Steen, presents a guide to Flanimal creatures. (All ages)

Pajamas Anytime ($15.99) by Marsha Hayles, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, reveals the joys of comfy pajamas throughout the year. (2-up)

Dunk Skunk ($10.99) by Michael Rex introduces sports-playing skunks. (2-up)

Soon Baboon Soon ($14.99) by Dave Horowitz. When will it be Baboon's turn to participate in the music making? (3-up)

What the No-Good Baby Is Good For ($15.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by Abby Carter, presents a solution to the problem of no-good new siblings. (3-up)

Stagestruck ($16.99) by Tomie dePaola. Tommy is excited about acting in his first-grade class play. (4-up)

Luke Goes to Bat ($15.99) by Rachel Isadora. Someday Luke wants to hit a home run like his hero, Jackie Robinson. (4-up)

Coyote Raid in Cactus Canyon ($15.99) by Jim Arnosky. When a gang of rowdy coyotes appear, the other animals try to lie low. (4-up)

Cowboy José ($15.99) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Tim Raglin. José falls in love with Rosita, who only dates rich cowboys. (4-up)

Princess Smartypants Rules ($15.99) by Babette Cole. This princess discovers that she should be careful what she wishes for. (4-up)

Our Tree Named Steve ($14.99) by Alan Zweibel, illus. by David Catrow, reveals the rapport between a family and the tree it spares from a building crew. (4-up)

When Charlie McButton Lost Power ($15.99) by Suzanne Collins, illus. by Mike Lester. What will a computer-game addict do when a storm knocks out the electricity? (4-up)

Chato Goes Cruisin' ($16.99) by Gary Soto, illus. by Susan Guevara. Two cats sign on for a cruise and end up on a ship full of dogs. (4-up)

Lost and Found ($12.99) by Rebecca Doughty. Lucy's things keep disappearing. (4-up)

Mermaids Most Amazing ($15.99) by Narelle Oliver contains legends and maps of the mermaid world. (5-up)

On Earth ($16.99) by G. Brian Karas examines the earth's rotation and revolution. (5-up)

Friendship According to Humphrey ($14.99) by Betty G. Birney. Humphrey is surprised by a new class pet. (7-up)

Worlds Apart: Traveling with Fernie & Me ($14.99) by Gary Soto, illus. by Greg Clarke. These best friends take on the world. (9-up)

Far Traveler ($17.99) by Rebecca Tingle. In medieval times, Wyn disguises herself as a boy and becomes a traveling storyteller. (10-up)

LBD: Live & Fabulous! ($15.99) by Grace Dent. The girls head to a big rock festival. (10-up)

The Whispering Road ($17.99) by Livi Michael. Joe and Annie must survive on their own after their mother leaves them. (10-up)

The Liberation of Gabriel King ($15.99) by K.L. Going. Gabriel's friend helps him tackle his fears. (10-up)

I Was a Non Blonde Cheerleader ($15.99) by Kieran Scott. A lack of golden locks isn't going to stop Annisa from making the cheerleading squad. (12-up)

Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl ($16.99) by D.L. Garfinkle. Things are picking up for Michael, until his mother makes a startling announcement. (12-up)

Where I Want to Be ($15.99) by Adele Griffin centers on two very different sisters dwelling on opposite sides of life and death. (12-up)

Dusk ($16.99) by Susan Gates. A girl held captive for 13 years escapes from a lab where her DNA was fused with hawk genes in a government experiment. (12-up)

Summer's End ($16.99) by Audrey Couloumbis. In 1965, three teenage cousins deal with the Vietnam War's effects on their family. (12-up)

Best Foot Forward ($16.99) by Joan Bauer. When curve balls are thrown her way, Jenna's new-found maturity serves her well. (12-up)

The Last Domino ($16.99) by Adam Meyer. In this story of a combustible friendship, Travis goes to violent extremes to get what he thinks he deserves. (13-up)


Eric Hill's Spot stars in Spot Loves His Daddy ($5.99, 1-up); Spot Goes to the Park and Spot Goes to the Beach ($6.99 each, 1-up);Spot at the Beach ($7.99, 1-up); and Spot's Preschool ($15.99, 3-up).


Where's Spot? 25th Anniv. Ed. by Eric Hill ($12.99, 1-up); and Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaola ($14.99, 1-up).


Are You Psychic? The Official Guide for Kids ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Helaine Becker, illus. by Claudia Dávila, examines psychic phenomena. (9-12)


How Sports Work adds How Basketball Works by Keltie Thomas, illus. by Greg Hall ($16.95, paper $6.95, 8-12). And Girls Zone offers The Girls' Yoga Book: Stretch Your Body, Open Your Mind, and Have Fun! by Michaela Caldwell, illus. by Claudia Dávila ($16.95, paper $9.95, 9-13).


When Cats Go Wrong ($16.95) by Norm Hacking, illus. by Cynthia Nugent, is a story about a naughty cat, plus a CD. (5-up)

Francesca and the Magic Bike ($7.95) by Cynthia Nugent. Sent on a mission by an eccentric neighbor, a girl has a bicycling adventure. (8-11)

Still There, Clare ($6.95, hardcover $13.95) by Yvonne Prinz is a novel about a 13-year-old girl and her imaginary friend. (11-14)


Look Who's Talking! On the Farm ($7.99) by Daniel Tepper, illus. by Valeria Petrone. This book about animal sounds features flaps and die-cut holes. (up to 3)

Elmo's Ducky Day ($4.99) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Norman Chartier. After Elmo discovers their nest, newborn ducklings think he is their mother. (up to 4)

1,2,3 Count with Me ($7.99) by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Christopher Moroney. Elmo and Ernie count zoo animals. (up to 4)

Richard Scarry's Chuckle with Huckle! And Other Funny Easy-to-Read Stories ($8.99) by Jane Gerver, illus. by Huck Scarry, collects tales starring the Busytown gang. (3-7)

Thomas & Friends: Go, Train, Go! ($8.99) by Reverend W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs. A visiting duchess wants Thomas to show her around Sodor. (3-7)

Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum ($15.95) by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds. Harry brings his bucket of dinosaurs to the museum while his sister researches her ancestors. (3-7)

Toad Heaven ($14.95) by Morris Gleitzman is a sequel to Toad Rage. (8-12)

Night Gate ($16.95) by Isobelle Carmody. In this first installment of the Gateway Trilogy, Raye and her animal friends venture into a land of mythical beasts. (10-14)

Burning City ($15.95) by Ariel and Joaquin Dorfman is the story of a teenager who works for an unusual messenger service during a summer in New York City. (12-up)

Weeds in Bloom: Autobiography of an Ordinary Man ($15.95) by Robert Newton Peck. This author relays his life story. (12-up)


Beginner Books issues a cloth edition of Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman ($12.95, up to 3); and Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman ($8.99, 5-8). The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library gains Oh, thePets You Can Get! by Tish Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu; and Clam-I-Am! All About the Beach by Rabe, illus. by Ruiz ($8.99 each, 5-8). Joining Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne are Research Guide: Sabertooth and Ice Age ($4.99 paper, 6-10); and Carnival at Candlelight ($11.95, 7-11), both illus. by Sal Murdocca. And The Five Ancestors debuts with Tiger by Jeff Stone ($15.95, 10-up).


Hooray for Thomas! And Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories ($3.99), based on the stories of the Rev. W. Awdry, compiles tales starring Thomas. (3-7)


Junie B. Jones, First Grader returns in Shipwrecked and Boo... and I Mean It! by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99 each, 6-9). Step Into Reading has 14 additions ($3.99 each, 4-6 to 7-10). Stepping Stone Books adds 23 titles ($3.99 each, 5-8 to 8-up). And Trixie Belden returns in three mysteries by Kathryn Kenny ($6.99 each, 8-12).


Dinosaurs! by Robert Bakker, illus. by Luis Rey ($3.99, 3-7); Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman ($4.99, 8-12); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming, illus. by Brian Selznick ($5.99, 8-up); The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau ($5.99, 8-up); The Black Stallion and the Girl and The Black Stallion Legend by Walter Farley ($5.99 each, 10-13); and Coleman by Monica Furlong ($4.99, 10-up).


Landmark Books issues Patriots in Petticoats: Heroines of the American Revolution by Shirley Raye Redmond ($5.99, 7-up).


Spring Is Here by Lois Lenski ($9.95, 3-6)


A Day No Pigs Would Die and A Part of the Sky by Robert Newton Peck ($5.99 each, 10-up).



Summer Lies, Summer Love and Summer Promises by Diane Schwemm ($3.99 each, 12-up); and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry ($6.99, 12-up).


Come, Llamas by Jennifer Morris ($15.95). A bear threatens an Alaska boy's dream of raising his very own llama. (8-12)

Isabel of the Whales ($15.95) by Hester Velamans. A girl changes the whales' future after she turns into a mermaid. (8-12)

The Destiny of Linus Hoppe ($15.95) by Anne-Laure Bondoux. A teen who has always lived in an ideal world must take a test to determine where he will live from here on. (8-12)

Malibu Carmie ($15.95) by Leah Komaiko. On a visit to Mailbu Beach, a girl realizes that her clinically depressed mother is more complicated and wonderful than she knew. (8-12)

Lucy Rose: Big on Plans ($12.95) by Katy Kelly is a companion novel to Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me. (8-12)

Bollywood Babes ($14.95) by Narinder Dhami is a sequel to Bindi Babes. (8-up)

Akiko: The Training Master ($9.95) by Mark Crilley. Akiko and her friends are enrolled in the Intergalactic Space Patrollers Training Camp. (8-up)

Running with the Reservoir Pups ($15.95) by Colin Bateman. A boy who has a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time gets mixed up with a Belfast gang. (10-14)

The Chain Letter ($15.95) by Julie Schumacher. Bad luck haunts Livvie after she tears up a chain letter. (10-14)

The Witch of Clatteringshaws ($15.95) by Joan Aiken. After King Richard dies, Dido's pal Simon becomes the reluctant ruler of England. (10-up)

The Illustrated Mum ($15.95) by Jacqueline Wilson is a novel about a girl and her loyalty to her tattoo-covered, moody mother. (10-up)

Blackwell's Island ($14.95) by Serena Graff. In 1914, a teen is sent to a haunted New York City juvenile work camp. (10-up)

The Convicts ($15.95) by Iain Lawrence. A London teen is determined to escape imprisonment after he is mistakenly accused of murder. (10-up)

I Am the Wallpaper ($15.95) by Mark Peter Hughes. Is a 13-year-old's self-improvement mission successful because her evil cousins post her diary in the Internet? (10-up)

Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea ($15.95) by Peter Benchley collects stories based on the author's diving experiences. (10-up)

Girl in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood ($16.95) by Ann Brashares focuses on the summer before the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants gang heads to college. (12-up)

Bras & Broomsticks ($15.95) by Sarah Mlynowski. Rachel's younger sister suddenly acquires magic powers. (12-up)

Refugees ($15.95) by Catherine Stine. Two teens on opposite sides of the globe flee from everything they know. (12-up)

The Boyfriend List ($15.95) by E. Lockhart. A teenager who sees a shrink makes lists of her boy-crazed life. (12-up)

Wings ($15.95) by Julie Gonzalez introduces a boy who is convinced that one day he will sprout wings, fly and really begin his life. (12-up)

Shadow Falls ($15.95) by Amy Kathleen Ryan. A bear communicates a message to a teenager that helps her deal with her grief. (12-up)

Tiger, Tiger ($15.95) by Lynne Reid Banks. Two tiger cub brothers are torn from the jungle and sent to Rome, where one is trained as a killer at the Coliseum and the other is a gift to Caesar's daughter. (12-up)

The Center of the World ($16.95) by Andreas Steinhöfel, trans. by Alisa Jaffa. A gay teen who feels very much the outsider must find his place in the world. (14-up)

Girls for Breakfast ($15.95) by David Yoo. Nick is determined to learn if his heritage is the cause of his abysmal luck with girls. (14-up)

Jailbait ($15.95) by Lesléa Newman. A friendless high-school student must hide her relationship with an older man who makes her feel special. (14-up)


Mostly Ghostly adds One Night in Doom House, Little Camp of Horrors and Ghouls Gone Wild by R.L. Stine ($6.95 each, 7-10). The Lady Grace Mysteries gains Conspiracy by Lady Grace Cavendish ($6.96, 8-12). Fast Forward offers Time Trap by Ian Bone ($14.95, 8-12). And joining Angels in Pink is Raina's Story by Lurlene McDaniel ($10.95, 12-up).


Letters, Notes and More from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ($7.95) is a movie tie-in collecting correspondence from the characters of Ann Brashares's novels. (10-up)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: The Official Scrapbook ($9.95) collects trivia, quizzes and photos based on this film. (10-up)

The Bridesmaid ($7.95) by Hailey Abbott. When her wedding-planner parents argue over every detail of her sister's wedding, Abby steps in to organize the event. (12-up)

Rush Hour: Face ($9.95), ed. by Michael Cart, is the third issue of this journal. (14-up)


Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb ($8.95, 10-up); and Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa and Pool Boy by Michael Simmons ($7.95 each, 12-up).


Vision Quest by Terry Davis ($7.95, 14-up).



Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Movie Tie-in Ed. by Ann Brashares ($6.99, 12-up).



For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ($5.50, 5-9); A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle ($9.99, 10-up); The Great God Plan by Donna Jo Napoli ($5.99, 10-up); The Flip Side by Andrew Matthews, Garden of Angels and The Time Capsule by Lurlene McDaniel, Death and the Arrow by Chris Priestley, Overboard by Elizabeth Fama and Deep by Susanna Vance ($5.50 each, 12-up); The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry; Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Ed. by James Bradley and Ron Powers, adapted by Michael French; Quiver by Stephanie Spinner; Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler; and Left for Dead by Peter Nelson ($5.99 each, 12-up); The Healer's Keep and The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley, Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt and Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury ($6.50 each, 12-up); and Two Mysteries: The Other Side of Dark & The Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon ($6.99, 12-up).


Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume ($5.99, 10-14); Point of Departure by Robert S. Gold, The Wave by Todd Strasser and The Acorn People by Ron Jones ($5.50 each, 12-up); Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin ($6.50, 12-up); and Deenie, It's Not the End of the World and Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume; and Killing Mr. Griffin, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ransom and Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan ($5.99 each, 12-up).



Varjak Paw by SF Said, illus. by Dave McKean ($5.99, 7-12); The Worry Web Site by Jacqueline Wilson ($4.99, 8-12); With Love from Spain, Melanie Martin by Carol Weston; Donuthead by Sue Stauffacher; and Gifts from the Sea by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, illus. by Judy Pederson ($5.50 each, 8-12); Year of No Rain by Alice Mead, Boys in Control by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Inside Grandad by Peter Dickinson ($5.50 each, 9-12); True Blue by Jeffrey Lee ($4.99, 10-up); Rodzina by Karen Cushman ($6.50, 10-up); A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle ($9.99, 10-14) and Midwinter Nightingale by Joan Aiken and The Haunting by Joan Lowery Nixon ($5.50, 10-up).


Sammy Keyes is back in Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception by Wendelin Van Draanen ($5.99, 10-up).


Haunted House, The Ghosts of Cougar Island, The Mystery of Hermit Dan and Pirate Island Adventure by Peggy Parish ($4.99 each, 7-10); How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell ($5.50, 7-10); and Clues in the Woods and Keys to the Treasure by Peggy Parish ($4.99 each, 7-11).


Olivia Sharp reissues The Pizza Monster, The Princess of the Fillmore Street School and The Sly Spy by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($4.50 each, 6-9). Nate the Great returns in Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag, Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed by Marjorie Sharmat, illus. by Marc Simont; and Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective by Marjorie Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Martha Weston ($4.50 each, 6-9). And Sammy Keyes returns in seven novels by Wendelin Van Draanen ($5.99 each, 10-up).


Disney Princess: Off to the Ball ($3.99) is a purse-shaped book featuring dancing princesses. (up to 5)


Disney Princess: Princess Party Book ($7.99) offers stories of princesses' parties, plus punch-out accessories. (4-8)

Herbie: Fully Loaded ($4.99) by Irene Trimble. Can Herbie the Bug help a young racecar driver win the cup? (8-12)

Sky High ($4.99) is a tie-in to the live-action movie. (8-up)


New World Order: Two Worlds, One Order ($15.95) by Ben Jeapes is a novel in which aliens invade 17th-century England. (12-up)

Other Echoes ($15.95) by Adèle Geras. A teenager at a boarding school is haunted by childhood memories of living in Borneo during WWII. (12-up)

The Light of the Oracle ($15.95) by Victoria Hanley. The Master Priest taps Bryn to become a student at the training school for future priests and priestesses. (12-up)

The Widow and the King ($18.95) by John Dickinson is a follow-up to The Cup of the World. (12-up)


Bing adds Go Picnic and Make Music by Ted Dewan ($5.99 each, up to 4). And The Edge Chronicles offers The Curse of the Gloamglozer by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($12.95, 10-12).


Babies Are Blessings ($3.99) is a board book featuring the Precious Moments characters. (up to 4)

Prayers for Children, ($11.99), illus. by Eloise Wilkin, is a padded board book collecting prayers. (2-5)


Barbie Diary of the Decade presents Peace, Love, and Rock 'N Roll and Red, White, and Blue Jeans by Linda Lowery Keep ($9.95 each, all ages). pat the bunnyPlaydate Books offers Daddy's Scratchy Face and Judy's Flower Bed by Edith Kunhardt ($8.99 each, 2-5). Starring Barbie issues Super Spy by Alison Inches ($7.99, 3-7). And joining Fun Kits is Disney's Fun and Games Mini Fun Kit ($4.99, 3-7).


There's No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent; and My Big Dog by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel ($12.95 each, 2-5); and The Fourteen Bears: Summer and Winter, illus. by Virginia Parsons ($14.95, 2-5).


Big Little Golden Books reissues Animal ABC; and The Good Humor Man, illus. by Tibor Gergely ($8.99 each, 2-5). Little Golden Treasures adds Noah's Ark by Barbara Shook Hazen, illus. by Mircea Catusanu ($4.99, 2-5); and The Golden Circus Book by Kathryn Jackson ($9.95, 2-5). And Animal Soundsis new to Golden Sturdy Books ($5.99, 2-5).


Tea for Two and Barbie Loves Ballet ($3.99 each) by Mary Man-Kong are tales starring Barbie and Kelly. (3-7)


The Adventures of Patty and the Big Red Bus ($12.95) by Meghan McCarthy. Two imaginative girls travel to various locales on a big red bus. (3-6)

The Bravest of the Brave ($15.95) by Shutta Crum is a rhyming tale about being brave. (4-8)

The Giant Hug ($15.95) by Sandra Horning, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev. Owen sends a hug through the mail to his far-away grandmother. (4-8)

Good Dog ($15.95) by Maya Gottfried, illus. by Robert Rahway Zakanitch, presents portraits of and poems about 15 dogs. (4-8)

Where Willy Went ($15.95) by Nicholas Allan tells of a sperm that outswims all the other sperm to reach an egg first. (4-8)

Traction Man Is Here! ($15.95) by Mini Grey. An action-figure superhero vanquishes villains lurking around the house. (4-8)

Punk Farm ($15.95) by Jarrett Krosoczka. When the farmer goes to bed, his animals grab their instruments and begin to rock. (5-8)

Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows ($15.95) by Rowan Clifford. What does Rodeo Ron do when no one in Cavity will drink milk? (5-8)

The Squishiness of Things ($15.95) by Mark Kompaneyets. Hieronymus searches for the origin of a single hair that blows through his window. (5-8)

Harry and the Monarch ($14.95) by Antoine Flatharta, illus. by Meilo So. While migrating, a Monarch butterfly makes friends with an old tortoise. (5-8)

Central Heating: Poems About Fire and Warmth ($15.95) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Meilo So, compiles poetry about fire. (8-12)

Melanie in Manhattan ($15.95) by Carol Weston. When a boy she met in Spain comes to visit, Melanie realizes that she likes two guys at once. (8-12)

The Golden Goose ($15.95) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Ann Kronheimer. How long can a farmer hide the golden egg his goose lays? (8-12)

Harry Sue ($15.95) by Sue Stauffacher. Though she tries, it isn't easy for a tough girl with a tender heart to become a juvenile delinquent. (8-12)

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy ($15.95) by Jeanne Birdsall recounts siblings' summer adventures in the Berkshires. (8-12)

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery ($16.95) by John Feinstein. A boy who wins a trip to the Final Four is determined to discover who is blackmailing one of the basketball stars. (10-up)

Shackleton's Stowaway ($15.95) by Victoria McKernan centers on a teenage stowaway on the Antarctica-bound Endurance. (12-up)

Last Dance on Holladay Street ($15.95) by Elisa Carbone. In 1878, a girl sets out to find her birth mother after losing the family she has known. (12-up)

Quicksilver ($15.95) by Stephanie Spinner. Mercury narrates this journey through Greek mythology. (12-up)

The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne ($15.95) by Barry Jonsberg. Two students set out to discover what their heinous teacher is guilty of. (12-up)

Light Years ($15.95) by Tammar Stein. While attending college in the U.S., a girl tries to reconcile her Israeli past and her American future. (14-up)

I Am the Messenger ($16.95) by Markus Zusak reveals what happens when an underage cab driver inadvertently stops a bank robbery. (14-up)


Shredderman returns in Meet the Gecko and Enemy Spy by Wendelin Van Draanen ($12.95 each, 7-10).


Mother, Mother, I Want Another by Maria Polushkin Robbins, illus. by Jon Goodell ($14.95, 3-6); Fish Is Fish by Leo Lionni ($15.95, 4-8); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl ($16.95, 8-12); and Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Maggie Kneen ($16.95, 9-12).


Eragon by Christopher Paolini ($9.95, 12-up); and Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan ($8.95, 12-up).


My Big Sister Is So Bossy She Says You Can't Read This Book ($15.95) by Mary Hershey. A girl with an overbearing sister desperately wants a best friend. (8-12)

The Time Hackers ($13.95) by Gary Paulsen. Two boys who are the victims of techno-practical jokes are determined to discover how gamesters have hacked into the time line. (10-up)

Maya Running ($15.95) by Anjali Banerjee. A girl who was born in India and is living in Canada asks her cousin to use a statue of a god to remove all obstacles to her dreams. (12-up)

Upstream ($15.95) by Melissa Lion. A girl in Alaska must hide the truth about what happened to her beloved boyfriend. (12-up)

Siberia ($16.95) by Ann Halam. After Sloe's mother disappears, she sets out on a solitary journey. (12-up)


Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson ($7.95, 10-up).


Mitzi's Day Out ($2.99). The Koala Brothers offer to fly Mitzi to the seaside for a vacation. (2-5)

A Little Golden Book Collection: Farm Tales ($14.95) rounds up tales about farm animals. (2-5)

Lasso the Moon ($2.99) by Trish Holland, illus. by Valeria Petrone. Tex and Rosie lasso the moon in this bedtime poem. (2-5)


Disney's Dumbo; Disney's Bambi; The Happy Man and His Dump Truck, illus. by Tibor Gergely; Richard Scarry's The Bunny Book by Patsy Scarry and Richard Scarry; Nurse Nancy by Kathryn Jackson, illus. by Corinne Malvern; Mother Goose; and Three Little Pigs ($2.99 each, 2-5).



Reader's Circle presents Pool Boy by Michael Simmons ($7.95, 12-up); Acceleration by Graham McNamee ($5.99, 12-up); and A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray ($8.95, 14-up).


Ocean Whisper/Susurro del oceano ($16.95) by Dennis Rockhill, trans. by Eida de la Vega, is a wordless picture book depicting life under the sea. (All ages)

Tito, the Firefighter/Tito, el bombero ($16.95) by Tim Hoppey, trans. by Eida de la Vega, illus. by Kimberly Hoffman. Tito's bilingual ability helps his dream of becoming a firefighter come true. (4-8)

Alien Invaders/Invasores extraterrestres ($16.95) by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, trans. by Eida de la Vega, illus. by Bonnie Leick. In this bilingual story, a child compares garden creatures to space invaders. (4-8)


Wish Upon a Star ($6.99) by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Trace Morony. Little Bear's wishes come true. (18 mos.-4 yrs.)

Fun with Shapes ($12.99). This board book with play pieces teaches shapes and colors. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

Firefly's First Flight ($12.99) by Joanne Barkan, illus. by Ande Cook. A firefly ventures out into the night in this book with a light module. (2-4)

The Great Gumball Countdown ($8.99) is a counting book shaped like a gumball machine. (2-5)

Mealtime Prayers ($6.99) is an illustrated book of prayers. (2-5)

My Rainy Day ($9.99) by Dee Ann Grand, illus. by Melanie Mitchell, recounts a rainy-day adventure. (3-5)

Noah and the Ark ($7.99). Readers use die-cut spinners to create scenes in this biblical story. (3-5)

My Great Aunt Phibian ($12.99) by Sherry Gerstein, illus. by Mara Van Fleet. Young frogs eagerly anticipate a visit from a special relative. (3-6)

The Story of Peter Rabbit ($10.99) by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Lisa McCue, offers an abridged version of this tale. (3-6)

1,2,3... Go Fish! ($12.99) by Eric Suben, illus. by Liz Pichon. This book on counting and colors contains a fishing game. (3-6)

Good Night, Summer Lights ($12.99) by Joanne Barkan, illus. by Laura Bryant, is a bedtime tale featuring flashing lights. (3-6)

Owen's Way Home ($10.99) by Ruth Koeppel, illus. by Trace Moroney. In this story with die-cut holes, an owl in a rush to get home keeps flying to the wrong tree. (3-8)

The Secret Fairy Garden ($12.99) by Allia Nolan, illus. by Kathi Ember, reveals the world of fairies hidden inside ordinary objects. (4-7)

Bible Stories Movie Theater Storybook and Movie Projector and Disney Winnie the Pooh Movie Theater Storybook and Movie Projector ($24.99 each) are story collections with a projector and picture disks. (4-8)

Let's Ride Bikes ($10.99) by Allia Nolan, illus. by Michael Terry. Animals take readers on a bike ride. (4-8)


Fisher Price Little People return in All Through the Town ($8.99) and Easter Is Here! ($7.99) (18 mos.-3yrs.) Touch & Feel offers Bible Animal Friends by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Alex Steele-Morgan ($9.99, 18 mos.-3yrs.). New Tonka titles are TONKA Construction ZONE! Noisy Trucks at Work ($15.99, 2-5); and TONKA Novelty Board Books: Busy Dump Truck and Super Concrete Mixer ($7.99 each, 3-up). Books with Fabulous Flaps adds Hop, Dance, Jump: Action Words with Fabulous Flaps ($7.99, 2-5). Rescue Heroes star in Mountain of Trouble! ($9.99, 3-5) And Barbie is back in Barbie Fairy Tale Princesses ($6.99, 3-5); Barbie Stunning Stamper Book ($12.99, 4-8); Barbie Magnetic Fashions Book and Playset ($14.99, 4-8); and Barbie Fashion Photographer ($7.99, 4-8).


NASCAR zooms on with NASCAR Race Day Fun ($7.99, 3-7); NASCAR All-Star Readers: Daring Drivers: If You Were a NASCAR Driver and Racing to the Finish: Teamwork at 200 MPH! ($3.99 each, 6-8); and NASCAR Pit Pass: Behind the Scenes of NASCAR ($4.99, 8-12).


Orphans in the Sky ($17.95) by Jeanne Bushey, illus. by Vladyana Kkrykorka, retells an Inuit legend in which two orphans find a home in the sky. (4-8)


Mosh Pit ($7.95) by Kristyn Dunnion. A teenage girl torn between her feelings for two girls gradually gains a sense of who she is and who she can be. (14-up)


My Middle Child, There's No One Like You and My Youngest, There's No One Like You ($12.99 each) by Kevin Leman, illus. by Kevin Leman II. Mama Bear reassures her cubs in these tales. (4-8)

Eat My Martian Dust ($12.99), ed. by Michael Carroll and Robert Elmer, illus. by Carroll, compiles adventure stories about finding God in space. (9-12)


Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs? ($15.95) by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Mike Gordon, is a follow-up to Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? (4-7)

Phoebe and Chub ($15.95) by Matthew Henry Hall, illus. by Sheila Aldridge. When Phoebe tells her best friend about a special wish, wonderful things happen. (4-8)


Playing Lotería/El juego de la lotería ($15.95) by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Jill Arena. A boy learns a new language when he visits Mexico. (5-8)


Had Gadya: A Passover Song ($16.95), illus. by Seymour Chwast, offers this song and a tale of villagers preparing for Passover. (All ages)

Too Many Bunnies ($7.95) by Matt Novak. One by one, five bunnies disappear through a die-cut rabbit hole. (2-6)

No Haircut Today! ($14.95) by Elivia Savadier describes the trials and tribulations of a first haircut. (2-6)

Flip Flop Bop ($15.95) by Matt Novak is a rhyming tribute to flip-flops. (3-7)

Our Apple Tree ($15.95) by Gorel Kristina Naslund, illus. by Kristina Digman, examines the life cycle of an apple tree. (3-8)

Julius Anteater, Misunderstood ($15.95) by Lynn Rowe Reed relays this character's search for ants and understanding. (3-8)

Before You Were Born ($16.95) by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Kristina Swarner. A guardian angel shares the mysteries of heaven with children before they are born. (4-8)

The Story Goes On ($16.95) by Aileen Fisher, illus. by Mique Moriuchi, portrays nature's ongoing cycle of life. (4-8)

The Meanest Girl ($15.95) by Debora Allie is a story of sixth-grade love and friendship. (8-12)

Getting in the Game ($15.95) by Dawn Fitzgerald. A girl who wants to play ice hockey for her middle-school team struggles to find her place on and off the ice. (9-12)

Lost in America ($16.95) by Marilyn Sachs. A French girl orphaned by the Nazis tries to adjust to life in a new country. (10-14)

The Old Country ($14.95) by Mordicai Gerstein. After Gisella and a fox exchange shapes, the girl's quest to get her own body back takes her on a journey across a war-ravaged country. (10-up)

Over and Over You ($16.95) by Amy McAuley. A psychic helps Penny discover her past lives and her 1000-year love for a boy. (12-up)

Stealing Henry ($16.95) by Carolyn MacCullough. A sister and brother run away from home to escape from their abusive stepfather. (12-up)


The Roman Mysteries gains The Enemies of Jupiter by Caroline Lawrence ($15.95, 11-14).


Send It! by Don Carter ($6.95, 3-7).


Happy Birthday, America by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Peter Catalanotto ($5.95, 5-9).



Magic Windows Books presents Farm and Food ($4.95 each, 18 mos.-up). John Deere rolls out with Busy Days in Deerfield Valley by Devra Newberger Speregen and Welcome to Merriweather Farm by Susan Knopf ($11.95 each, 3-6). New Word World titles by Jacqueline Moody-Luther are Push and Pull Books: Dog Is Lost and Super Sheep Saves the Day ($7.95 each, 3-6); Magnetic Books: Meet the WordThings and Frog's Jungle Adventure ($9.95 each, 3-6); Wooden Tile Books: Bear and the Pizza Tree and Stop That Noise! ($12.95 each, 3-6); and Lift-the-Flap-Books: Happy Word Day! and Sheep's Magic Hat ($11.95 each, 3-6). My Little Chalkboard introduces I Spy an Eye and Rhyme Time by Elizabeth Encarnacion, illus. by Barroux ($12.95 each, 3-6). Joining Magic Windows Touch and Feel are On the Go and Under the Sea by Beck Ward ($7.95 each, 3-up). And Large Format Magic Windows Books issues Magic Mother Goose and Fairy Tale Magic ($12.95 each, 4-8).


Alex's Lemonade Stand Book & Kit ($14.95) tells the true story of a boy who passed away from cancer and provides materials to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alex Scott Lemonade Stand Fund. (All ages)


Lithgow Palooza! Boredom Blasters releases Travel Edition and Rainy Day Edition by John Lithgow, illus. by Adam McCauley ($14.95 each, 7-11).


Action Books presents Nature Explorer: Discover Amazing Bugs and Plants in Your Yard and Beyond! by Paul Sterry ($19.95, 8-12). And Five-Minute Mysteries reprints Five-Minute Mysteries and More Five-Minute Mysteries by Ken Weber ($8.95 each, 12-up).

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