Piglet and Mama ($14.95) by Margaret Wild, illus. by Stephen Michael King. Piglet asks the other barnyard animals to help her find her mama. (3-6)
Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early ($14.95) by Erica Perl, illus. by George Bates. Farm animals resist bedtime in this book with clocks embedded in the pages. (3-6)
Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! ($15.95) by Susan Meyers, illus. by David Walker, is a rhyming celebration of puppies. (3-6)
Happy Bees ($15.95) by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Carey Armstrong-Ellis. This tale about bees includes a CD of songs. (3-6)
ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City ($14.95) by Joanne Dugan. Photos illustrate this alphabet book. (3-6)
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl ($17.95) by Tonya Bolden. Based on an unpublished memoir, this is the story of a free black girl growing up in New York City in the mid-1800s. (5-9)
Pteranodon: The Life of a Pterosaur ($14.95) by Ruth Ashby, illus. by Phil Wilson, tells of a young Pteranodon living more than 100 million years ago. (5-9)
Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light ($17.95) by Robert Burleigh. Published in association with the Art Institute of Chicago, this picture book introduces the life and work of this artist. (5-9)
Dad and Me: A Special Book for You and Your Dad to Fill in Together and Share with Each Other ($16.95) by Diane Barbara and Serge Bloch provides space to record experiences and family history. (5-10)
Birds ($18.95) by Philippe Dubois and Valérie Guidoux, photos by Gilles Martin, focuses on the world of birds and advocates wildlife conservation. (8-12)
Apple for the Teacher: 30 Songs for Singing While You Work ($24.95), collected by Jane Yolen, music by Adam Stemple. Folk art illustrates this book of songs celebrating the American work ethic. (10-up)
Hello Kitty returns in Hello Kitty, What Will I Be A to Z? and Hello Kitty, Hello Shapes! ($6.95 each, up to 5); Hello Kitty: A Surprise for Mama and Hello Kitty: A Day with Papa ($12.95 each, 3-6), all illus. by Higashi Glaser Design; and Hello Kitty, Hello Artist! Painting Kit ($12.95, 4-8). And Ruby Gloom adds Ruby Gloom's Guide to Friendship by Mighty Fine ($12.95, 10-14).
Babar's Busy Year and Babar the Magician by Laurent de Brunhoff ($9.95 each, 3-6).
The Hunter's Moon: The Chronicles of Faerie ($16.95) by O.R. Melling. An American teen must save her cousin from the world of mystical faeries in modern-day Ireland. (10-15)
The Last Universe ($16.95) by William Sleator. A girl uses a mysterious garden to try to save her terminally ill brother. (12-16)
Rhymes with Witches ($16.95) by Lauren Myracle examines high-school girl politics. (14-up)
Sunscreen offers Don't Be Shy: How to Fit in, Make Friends, and Have Fun—Even If You Weren't Born Outgoing by Claude Clément with Melissa Daly; and Dealing with Mom: How to Understand Your Changing Relationship by Laurence Gillot and Veronique Sibiril ($9.95, 10-14).
Truck Dogs by Graeme Base ($7.95, 8-12); The Boy Who Couldn't Die by William Sleator ($6.95, 12-16); and ttyl by Lauren Myracle ($6.95, 13-17).
ACTION PUBLISHING (323-478-1667)
Margaret ($12.95) by Jeremy Dublow. A free-spirited girl creates her own world. (3-up)
ALLEN & UNWIN (IPG, dist.)
Animal Architects ($15.95) by John Nicholson examines animal habitats and the creatures that build them. (8-up)
Do-Wrong Ron ($6.95) by Steven Herrick is a free-verse novel featuring an accident-prone boy, a guinea pig and a lonely girl. (7-11)
Tashi returns in Tashi Lost in the City by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gramble ($5.95, 5-up).
Gordon's Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan, illus. by Wayne Harris ($7.95, 3-7).
ANNICK PRESS (Firefly, dist.)
Me and My Sister ($19.95, paper $5.95) by Ruth Ohi illuminates the ups and downs of having a sibling. (2-4)
Roger Gets Carried Away ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Barbara Todd, illus. by Rogé. Roger, in the guise of Captain Kaboodle, discovers that he needs to wear his new glasses in order to save the day. (4-7)
38 Ways to Entertain Your Parents on Summer Vacation ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Dette Hunter, illus. by Kitty Macauley, rounds up crafts, games, recipes and activities for families. (4-9)
Pigs Aren't Dirty, Bears Aren't Slow: AndOther Truths About Misunderstood Animals ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Joanna Boutilier, illus. by Ben Hodson, presents facts about 10 species. (7-9)
Switched On, Flushed Down, Tossed Out: Investigating the Hidden Workings of Your Home ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Stephen MacEachern, examines household technology. (8-10)
Torrie and the Pirate Queen ($18.95, paper $7.95) by K.V. Johansen, illus. by Christine Delezenne. Anna and a group of retired pirates embark on a sea journey to rescue her father. (9-11)
Battle Stations! Fortifications Through the Ages ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Stephen Shapiro, illus. by Mei Tsao and Ken Nice, reveals strongholds and defense strategies. (9-up)
Gracie and the Emperor ($18.95, paper $7.95) by Errol Broome. A girl's life on St. Helena changes dramatically when Napoleon Bonaparte is brought to the island as prisoner. (10-14)
Evil Masters: The Frightening World of Tyrants ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Laura Scandiffio spotlights some of history's evil rulers. (12-up)
Resurrection Blues ($19.95, paper $8.95) by Mike Tanner centers on a boy who leaves school to play guitar in a rock-and-roll band. (15-up)
ARTE PÚBLICO/PIÑATA BOOKS
The Frog and His Friends Save Mankind/La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad ($14.95) by Victor Villaseñor, trans. by Edna Ochoa, illus. by José Ramírez, offers a bilingual fable about the relationship between humans and animals. (3-7)
Benjamin and the Word/Benjamin y la palabra ($14.95) by Daniel Olivas, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Don Dyen, centers on an act of bigotry that occurs on a playground. (3-7)
I Am René, the Boy/Yo soy René, el niño ($14.95) by René Colato Láinez, illus. by Fabiola Graullera. A boy tries to find out the meaning of his name. (3-7)
The Golden Flower by Nina Jaffe, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez ($14.95, 4-8).
The Trouble with Tessa ($9.95) by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman. A girl uses her imagination to make her life more interesting. (8-12)
The Making of a Civil Rights Leader: José Angel Gutiérrez ($9.95) by José Angel Gutiérrez is a memoir by this leader in the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. (11-up)
Fitting In ($9.95) by Anilú Bernardo is a short story collection introducing young women whose lives bridge two cultures. (11-up)
Jesus, the Word ($16.99) by Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, illus. by Shelly Hebenberger, sets out to show how God has created and redeemed all life through Jesus. (4-8)
Five-Minute Bible Stories ($17.99) by Lois Rock, illus. by Richard Johnson, shares five biblical tales. (4-8)
God Made Creepy Crawlies ($9.99) by Sally Anne Conan, illus. by Becky Radtke, examines the unique characteristics of a variety of animals. (4-8)
Under One Flag ($16.95) by Liz Parkhurst with Pam Strickland, illus. by Tom Clifton, is a story based on the detention of American citizens of Japanese ancestry in prison camps during WWII. (8-12)
Mama Learns to Drive ($17.95) by Donald Davis. A mother learns to drive as her anxious children ride in the back seat. (10-18)
The Adventures of High John the Conqueror by Steve Sanfield ($11.95, 8-up).
Fat Cat, retold by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Julie Paschkis ($7.95, 4-7); and The Cross in the Egg by Shirley Taylor, illus. by Wendell Hall ($7.95, 4-9).
BABY TATTOO BOOKS (SCB Distributors)
Little Jordan Ray's Muddy Spud ($19.95) by Gris Grimly. A boy finds himself on a hero's journey when he embarks on an errand to barter his family's last spud. (8-up)
BALL PUBLISHING (IPG, dist.)
Kid's Container Gardening: Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out ($14.95) by Cindy Krezel, photos by Bruce Curtis, is a guide for aspiring gardeners. (6-12)
Welcome to the World: A Celebration of Birth and Babies from Many Cultures ($18.99), compiled by Nikki Siegen-Smith, is an anthology of poems and pictures celebrating newborns. (All ages)
A Hen, a Chick and a String Guitar ($17.99) by Margaret Read McDonald, illus. by Sophie Fatus, is a counting book introducing animals and their babies. (up to 7)
Daisy Gets Dressed: A Book About Patterns ($15.99) by Clare Beaton. As a girl gets dressed, readers are introduced to patterns, colors and types of clothing. (up to 7)
My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme ($16.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Christopher Corr, takes a counting trip through different countries. (up to 7)
Swing High, Swing Low: A Day of Opposites ($16.99) by Fiona Coward, illus. by Giovanni Manna, reveals opposites. (up to 7)
We're Sailing to Galapagos: A Week in the Pacific ($16.99) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Grazia Restelli, focuses on these islands and their animal residents. (up to 7)
Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya ($16.99) by Richard and Mary Chamberlin, illus. by Julia Cairns, offers a story about the benefits of sharing. (3-7)
The Wild Swans ($17.99) by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, presents this classic. (5-8)
An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli; One, Two, Skip a Few by Roberta Arenson; Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton; and Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg, illus. by Debbie Harter ($6.99 each, up to 7); We All Go Traveling By by Sheena Roberts, illus. by Siobhan Bell ($9.99, up to 7); El loro Tico Tango by Anna Witte ($9.99, 4-8); A Calendar of Festivals by Cherry Gilchrist, illus. by Helen Cann ($12.99, 5-10); Stories from the Silk Road by Gilchrist, illus. by Nilesh Mistry ($12.99, 8-10); and Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale by Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez; and A Forest of Stories: Magical Tree Tales from Around the World by Rina Singh, illus. by Helen Cann ($12.99 each, 8-up).
Bedtime for Baby ($6.95), illus. by Olivia Lyly. Featuring padded plastic pages, this tale of a baby's day includes a miniature teddy bear. (up to 3)
Peek-A-Boo ($7.95), illus. by Francesca Ferri, is a lift-the-flap book centering on animals. (1-3)
Choo! Choo! ($5.95) by Janet Allison Brown, illus. by Janie Pirie, reveals animals on a train ride. (1-4)
My House ($16.95) by Paolo Fiorentini is a padded cloth book that unfolds into a puppy's house. (2-5)
There's Always One! ($12.95) by John Prater. A rabbit and his family spend a day at the beach. (3-6)
Snog the Frog ($12.95) by Tony Bonning, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw, introduces a frog that longs to be transformed into a prince. (3-6)
That's My Hat and These Are My Feet ($8.95 each) by Lucy Richards. Split pages enable readers to mix and match pictures of kids wearing various costumes; and footwear. (3-7)
Street Safety Hints ($10.95) by Giovanni Caviezel. A boy discusses street safety. (3-7)
A Tale of Two Goats ($12.95) by Tom Barber, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw, tells of two farmers and their goats. (4-7)
Badly Drawn Dog ($14.95) by Emma Dodson. A dog discovers the grass isn't always greener on the other side. (4-7)
Is It Because? ($9.95) by Tony Ross is a story about bullying. (4-7) Life in the Prehistoric Age ($8.95) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Christina Mesturini. Die-cut pages reveal prehistoric people and animals. (4-8)
My World of Sea Creatures ($12.95) by Roberta Butler is a boxed set of five volumes introducing sea animals. (5-8)
Little Box of Pirate Treasures ($16.95) by Sue Unstead offers a miniature chest with pirate paraphernalia and a journal. (8-up)
Feels Real Books issues Cuddly Puppies, Furry Kittens, Little Ponies and On the Farm by Christiane Guuzi ($4.95 each, 1-4). On the Farm releases Baa!, Moo!, Neigh! and Oink!, illus. by Karen Lammie ($4.95 each, 1-4). And Playful Puppet Books presents Flora the Frog, Flutter the Bird, Lily the Kitten and Mortimer the Mouse by Philippe Dubarle-Bossy, illus. by Luana Rinaldo ($6.95 each, 1-4).
Well Done! ($3.95) by Richard Morgan encourages toddlers to do things for themselves. (2-5)
Baa for Beginners ($5.95) by Deborah Fajerman imagines what sheep are telling each other when they say "baa." (3-6)
Goosie's Good Idea ($6.95) by Peta Coplans. Goosie sells her newly harvested turnips at market. (4-7)
Barron's First Thesaurus ($12.95), compiled by Andrew Delahunty, illus. by Steve Cox, is a reference for primary school students. (6-10)
Hide and Speak Italian ($7.95) by Catherine Bruzzone and Susan Martineau, illus. by Louise Comfort, introduces Italian vocabulary. (7-up)
Let's Talk About It presents English and Spanish language editions of Do You Have a Secret? (¿Tienes un secreto?) and When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Cuando mis padres se olvidaron de ser amigos) by Jennifer Moore-Malinos, illus. by Marta Fàbrega ($6.95 each, 4-7). Mind Your Manners Books releases In School, At Parties and At the Park by Arianna Candell, illus. by Rosa Curto; and On Vacation by Núria Roca, illus. by Curto ($6.95 each, 4-7). Joining Why Should I? Books are Why Should I Protect Nature?, Why Should I Recycle?, Why Should I Save Energy? and Why Should I Save Water? by Jen Green, illus. by Mike Gordon ($5.95 each, 4-7). New Bilingual Picture Strip Books are Lucy the Cat in Town/La gatita Lucía en la ciudad and Lucy the Cat at the Farm/ La gatita Lucía en la granja by Catherine Bruzzone, Spanish text by Rosa María Martín, illus. by Clare Beaton ($4.95 each, 4-7). Airy Fairy Books offers Magic Mischief!, Magic Muddle!, Magic Mess! and Magic Mix Up! by Margaret Ryan, illus. by Teresa Murfin ($3.95 each, 7-10). And The Adventures of Beatrice Bailey adds The Witches of Bailiwick by Sandra Forrester ($4.95, 10-14).
Talking Board Books offers Monolingual English Peek-A-Boo Family, Monolingual English Count On Me, Baby!, Monolingual English Baby's Animal Friends, Spanish Peek-A-Boo Family, Spanish Count On Me, Baby! and Spanish Baby's Animal Friends, illus. by Scott Magoon ($8.95 each, up to 3). A new Berlitz Kids Picture Dictionary is Berlitz Kids Picture Dictionary English, illus. by Chris L. Demarest, Anna DiVito and Claude Martinot ($12.95, 5-up). And Berlitz Kids 1000 Words issues Berlitz Kids 1000 French Words, 2nd Ed. and Berlitz Kids 1000 Spanish Words, 2nd Ed. ($9.95 each, 8-up).
100% Pure TeenVision ($9.95) by Gidget Clayton and Kristi Stoll aims to help readers identify their strengths and make their dreams come true. (10-15)
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT
New Miffy titles by Dick Bruna are Miffy and the New Baby ($4.99, 2-4); Miffy and Melanie ($5.99, 2-4); and Miffy's Days of the Week ($7.99, 2-4)
Beep, Beep, Let's Go! ($15.95) by Eleanor Taylor follows animals on a road trip adventure. (2-5)
Ten Little Sleepyheads ($16.95) by Elizabeth Provost, illus. by Donald Saaf, is a bedtime countdown tale featuring bugs. (2-6)
Buzz Bumble to the Rescue ($15.95) by Lynn Hazen, illus. by Jill Newton, presents a story of sibling rivalry. (3-7)
Looking After Little Ellie ($15.95) by Dosh and Mike Archer. A family of mice baby-sits for an elephant neighbor. (3-7)
No Bed Without Ted ($14.95) by Nicola Smee offers a bedtime lost-and-found tale. (3-7)
Ruby Sings the Blues ($16.95) by Niki Daly introduces a young heroine who is trying to find her voice. (4-8)
Fairy Trails ($16.95) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Mercedes McDonald. In this story sprinkled with Spanish words, Miguel and Marie encounter various fairy tale characters. (4-8)
Nurse Matilda: The Collected Tales ($16.95) by Christianna Brand, illus. by Edward Ardizzone. Nurse Matilda reins in a bevy of mischievous siblings. (7-11)
Something's Fishy, Hazel Green ($15.95) by Odo Hirsch. The star of Hazel Green returns to solve another mystery. (8-12)
Princess Academy ($16.95) by Shannon Hale is a novel centering on would-be princesses. (9-up)
Helicopter Man ($15.95) by Elizabeth Fensham. A teenage boy learns to cope with his father's mental illness. (10-up)
Fourth World ($16.95) by Kate Thompson. The first book in the Missing Link trilogy recounts a boy's journey to find his mother. (12-up)
Stealing Princes ($16.95) by Tyne O'Connell is a sequel to Pulling Princes. (12-up)
Underworld ($16.95) by Catherine MacPhail. On a high school trip, five troubled students find themselves trapped in an underground cave. (12-up)
When I Was a Soldier: A Memoir ($16.95) by Valérie Zenatti. An Israeli teen prepares for and enters the army. (14-up)
Stravaganza continues with City of Flowers by Mary Hoffman ($17.95, 10-up). And The Guardians of Time adds The Key by Marianne Curley ($16.95, 12-up).
Nanny McPhee: The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda ($7.95) by Christianna Brand, illus. by Edward Ardizzone, ties into the forthcoming film. (7-11)
Take It Off by J. Minter joins The Insiders ($8.95, 14-up).
Princesses Are Not Quitters! by Kate Lum, illus. by Sue Hellard; Goodnight Lulu by Paulette Bogan; and The Three Grumpies by Tamra Wight, illus. by Ross Collins ($6.95 each, 4-8); Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch ($6.95, 8-12); Midnight Blue by Pauline Fisk ($6.95, 10-up); The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale ($8.95, 10-up); and Dark Waters by Catherine MacPhail ($6.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Stravaganza reprints City of Stars by Mary Hoffman ($7.95, 10-up). And The Guardians of Time offers The Named by Marianne Curley ($8.95, 12-up).
BLUE APPLE BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)
Beach Party! ($8.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback. A parade of animals heads to the beach in this large-format board book. (1-4)
Dr. Duck and the New Babies ($15.95) by H.M. Ehrlich, illus. by Laura Rader. A daffy doctor delivers an assortment of babies. (4-7)
Murphy Meets Paris ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam. This yellow Lab vacations in Paris. (4-8)
41 Uses for a Grandma and 40 Uses for a Grandpa ($12.95 each) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley, pay tribute to grandparents. (4-8)
Families Have Together ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Deborah Zemke, celebrates family life. (5-9)
You Can't See a Dodo at the Zoo ($15.95) by Fred Ehrlich, M.D., illus. by Amanda Haley, examines extinct and endangered species. (5-10)
Buzzy returns in Sometimes Buzzy Shares and Buzzy Had a Little Lamb by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam ($9.95 each, 2-6).
Coupons for Readers ($6.95), illus. by Elliot Kreloff, is a book of coupons meant to motivate readers. (All ages)
Dogshark Readers—Red Set: Dogshark Days ($14.95) by Robert Wurzburg offers a boxed set of eight books. (3-6)
Let's Talk About S-e-x: A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents by Sam Gitchel and Lorri Foster ($9.99, 9-12).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS
A Splendid Friend Indeed ($15.95) by Suzanne Bloom is a tale celebrating friendship. (2-5)
From Here to There ($15.95) by Nancy Skultety, illus. by Tammy Lyon, reveals how a road is built. (4-8)
Looking for Uncle Louie on the 4th of July ($15.95) by Kathy Whitehead, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla, celebrates Independence Day with a Texas flair. (4-8)
Rubbaduck and Ruby Roo ($15.95) by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by David Lucas, is a fantasy featuring abandoned dolls. (4-8)
Snakes: Biggest! Littlest! ($15.95) by Sandra Markle, illus. by Joe MacDonald, offers an introduction to snakes. (4-up)
Just Add One Chinese Sister ($16.95) by Patricia McMahon, illus. by Karen Jerome. A mother creates a scrapbook for her adopted child. (5-8)
Laugh Out Loud: Jokes and Riddles from Highlights for Children, Vols. 1 & 2 ($10.95 each) collect jokes submitted to Highlights magazine. (5-9)
Best Little Wingman ($15.95) by Janet Allen, illus. by Jim Postier. One wintry night, a girl helps her father in his snowplow. (5-up)
Tap Dance Fever ($15.95) by Pat Brisson, illus. by Nancy Cote. A girl who loves to dance captures the hearts of the townsfolk. (6-up)
Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie: A Civil War Story ($16.95) by Karen Winnick. A girl outwits a group of Union soldiers. (6-9)
A Negro League Scrapbook ($19.95) by Carole Boston Weatherford provides a history of this baseball league. (7-up)
Neil, Buzz and Mike Go to the Moon ($16.95) by Richard Hilliard recounts the story of Apollo 11. (8-up)
The Midnight Forests: A Story of Gifford Pinchot and Our National Forests ($16.95) by Gary Hines, illus. by Robert Casilla, explains how our National Forests were created. (9-up)
Rainmaker ($16.95) by Alison Jackson is a novel centering on a girl in 1939 drought-stricken Florida. (10-up)
New Craftbooks are Fun-to-Make Easter Crafts and Fun-to-Make Everyday Crafts ($15.95 each, paper $7.95, 5-10); and Easy-to-Do Holiday Crafts from Everyday Household Items! ($19.95, 5-12).
I Love You, Bunny Rabbit by Shulamith Oppenheim, illus. by Cyd Moore ($7.95, 3-6); Pignic by Anne Miranda, illus. by Rosekrans Hoffman ($7.95, 4-6); It's Raining Laughter by Nikki Grimes, photos by Myles Pinkney ($10.95, 4-8); Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert, illus. by Michael Garland ($8.95, 4-8); Where Is the Night Train Going? by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Cyd Moore ($9.95, 4-8); Mountain Wedding by Faye Gibbons, illus. by Ted Rand ($8.95, 5-up); A Grain of Wheat by Clyde Robert Bulla ($10.95, 7-10); Moon in Bear's Eyes by Stephen Swinburne, illus. by Crista Forest ($9.95, 7-up); Swallows in the Birdhouse by Swinburne, illus. by Robin Brickman ($9.95, 8-12); and Rat by Jan Cheripko, illus. by Neil Waldman ($9.95, 13-up).
BOYDS MILLS PRESS/WORDSONG
Beyond Old MacDonald ($16.95) by Charley Hoce, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes, collects poems about farm life. (4-7)
Cat Poems ($15.95) by Dave Crawley, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, rounds up poems about felines. (7-12)
A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets ($17.95, paper $9.95) by Ralph Fletcher offers poems about the creative process. (8-12)
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
The Secret of the Swamp King ($15.99) by Jonathan Rogers is the second volume in the Wilderking Trilogy. (13-19)
TruthQuest presents StrikeZone by Andy Pettitte and Bob Reccord with Mark Tabb ($14.99, 13-19) and Call Waiting by Ronald Wilson ($9.99 paper, 13-19).
Beyond the Game ($9.99) by Keith Cote collects stories by student athletes striving for excellence on the field and in their relationships with Jesus. (13-19)
TeenVirtue ($14.99) by Vicki Courtney is a guide for teenage girls. (13-19)
BROWN BARN BOOKS
The Year They Won: A Tale of the Boston Red Sox ($8.95) by Gerard Purciello. Four fans come up with a plan to help the Red Sox win the World Series again. (10-up)
Far from Burden Dell ($8.95) by Chris Coppel, follows a dog who is dognapped and must find her way home. (10-up)
Key to Aten ($8.95) by Lynn Sinclair, is a romantic fantasy in which a girl is unaware that she has the key to an alternative, warring world. (12-up)
CANDLE BOOKS (Kregel, dist.)
Changing Picture Bible Stories ($11.99) by Tim Dowley, illus. by Stuart Martin, centers on five New Testament characters. (3-5)
Bible Animal Board Books by Tim Dowley issues Donkey to the Rescue, Duck's Loud Quack, Raven Delivers Food and The Pig Who Shared ($5.99 each, up to 5).
More 365 Activities for Kids ($7.99) collects activities, Bible stories and puzzles. (5-up)
Baby Unique ($24.99), photos by David Ellwand, is a photographic celebration of babies. (All ages)
Michael Rosen's Sad Book ($16.99) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Quentin Blake, explores the experience of sadness. (All ages)
Hop! and Quack! ($6.99 each) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Holly Meade, are board books featuring baby bunnies; and ducklings. (up to 2)
Binky and Blankie ($6.99 each) by Leslie Patricelli are board books that focus on these treasured toddler possessions. (1-3)
Bird, Fly High and Run, Mouse, Run! ($5.99 each) by Petr Horácek are die-cut board books. (1-3)
Ha Ha, Maisy! and More Fun with Maisy! ($4.99 each) by Lucy Cousins are board-book tales starring this mouse. (2-5)
Island Counting 123 ($12.99) by Frané Lessac is a counting book with a tropical setting. (1-3)
Duckie's Ducklings: A One-to-Ten Counting Book ($7.99) by Frances Barry is a follow-up to Duckie's Rainbow. (2-4)
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? ($15.99) by Barney Saltzberg introduces a pig who is not ready for bed. (2-5)
Hooray for Fish! ($14.99) by Lucy Cousins is a rhyming tale featuring fish. (2-5)
Stop and Go, Maisy! ($9.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy is stuck in traffic in this accordion-style flap book. (2-5)
With Love from Maisy ($13.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy exchanges presents with her friends. (2-5)
Oscar's Half Birthday ($16.99) by Bob Graham reveals an urban family outing. (2-6)
Because of You ($15.99) by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, pays tribute to the potential in each individual. (2-8)
Jack's New Boat ($15.99) by Sarah McMenemy is a story about losing a favorite toy and finding a sympathetic companion. (3-5)
It's Quacking Time! ($15.99) by Martin Waddell, illus. by Jill Barton, celebrates spring, family and new arrivals. (3-6)
Here We Go, Harry ($15.99) by Kim Lewis is a companion to Good Night, Harry. (3-6)
No Place Like Home ($15.99) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. Mole and his pals learn that there is no place like home. (3-6)
Piggy and Dad Go Fishing ($14.99) by David Martin, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. Piggy and Dad invent a new form of fishing. (3-6)
The Shopping Expedition ($16.99) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by André Amstutz, describes a family's fanciful trip to the store. (3-6)
We've All Got Bellybuttons! ($15.99) by David Martin, illus. by Randy Cecil, reveals the ways animal babies' bodies move. (3-6)
Never Too Little to Love ($10.99) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Jan Fearnley, is a cumulative tale starring an amorous mouse. (3-up)
When I Grow Up ($12.99) by Colin McNaughton. Kids act out what they'd like to be when they grow up. (4-6)
Froggy Went A-Courtin' ($15.99) by Gillian Tyler retells this classic tale. (4-7)
The Quangle Wangle's Hat ($15.99) by Edward Lear, illus. by Louise Voce. The title character shares his enormous hat with peculiar creatures. (4-7)
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story ($15.99) by Kelly Bennett, illus. by Noah Z. Jones. A boy had hoped for a different pet rather than the goldfish he receives. (4-8)
A Froggy Fable ($14.99) by John Lechner. An adventure changes a frog for the better. (4-up)
Mural on Second Avenue (and Other City Poems) ($16.99) by Lilian Moore, illus. by Roma Karas, compiles poems about cities and children who live in them. (5-7)
Ant and Honey Bee: What a Pair! ($13.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by G. Brian Karas, is a story about two friends and costume conspirators. (5-8)
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom ($15.99) by Bettye Stroud, illus. by Erin Susanne Bennett. Images on a quilt help a girl and her father find their way to freedom along the Underground Railroad. (5-8)
Root Beer and Banana ($16.99) by Sarah Sullivan, illus. by Greg Shed. This tale of friendship and small kindnesses has a southern flair. (4-8)
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid ($15.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, is a novel starring Judy Moody's younger brother. (5-8)
Tumble Bunnies ($15.99) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner, is a tale underscoring the meaning of sportsmanship. (5-8)
Auction! ($16.99) by Tres Seymour, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith. Can a girl outbid her aunt to acquire a straw hat? (6-9)
Hot Jazz Special ($16.99) by Jonny Hannah introduces nine jazz artists. (6-10)
Mudball ($15.99) by Matt Tavares. In 1903, Andy Oyler, the shortest player on his baseball team, gets a big hit. (6-10)
The Serpent Came to Gloucester ($16.99) by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline, pays tribute to the ocean and its creatures. (6-10)
Jonathan Swift's Gulliver ($19.99) by Jonathan Swift, abridged by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Chris Riddell, adapts this classic. (7-up)
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms ($17.99), selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka, explores various poetic forms. (8-11)
Adam Canfield of the Slash ($15.99) by Michael Winerip. Middle-school reporters stand up to authority to expose a scandal. (8-12)
Moon Runner ($15.99) by Carolyn Marsden is a novel about competition between friends. (8-12)
Shakespeare's Globe: An Interactive Pop-up Theatre ($19.99) by Toby Forward, illus. by Juan Wijngaard, includes a model of the Globe, press-out characters and scenes from 12 of the Bard's plays. (8-up)
Chicken Friend ($15.99) by Nicola Morgan. An insecure girl tries to fit in after her family moves to a new home. (9-12)
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story ($19.99) by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Nicola Bayley, presents this classic tale. (9-12)
The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course in Dragons ($12.99) by Ernest Drake, illus. by Wayne Anderson, Douglas Carrel and Helen Ward, is a guide for aspiring dragonologists. (9-up)
No Small Thing ($15.99) by Natale Ghent tells of a boy's search for love and identity. (10-14)
Hattie on Her Way ($15.99) by Clara Gillow Clark. A 19th-century girl learns the difficult truth about a family mystery. (10-up)
The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor ($17.99) by Alison Croggon. A girl learns that she has a gift that will help her save her world from evil. (12-up)
Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America ($15.99) by Dyan Sheldon. A haughty British teen spends the summer in working-class Brooklyn. (12-up)
Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf ($16.99) by Sonya Hartnett. Two loners find cause for hope when one of them encounters a long lost animal. (12-up)
Boy Proof ($15.99) by Cecil Castellucci. The life of an antisocial girl changes when she meets the worldly new guy at school. (12-up)
Claiming Georgia Tate ($15.99) by Gigi Amateau. When her grandmother dies, a girl is sent to live with her abusive father. (14-up)
Super Sturdy Picture Books issues Matthew's Truck by Katherine Ayres, illus. by Hideko Takahashi ($8.99, 1-3). Brand New Readers welcomes Fish and Frog by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Valeria Petrone ($14.99, paper $5.99, 4-7). Beany returns in Beany and the Meany by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti ($15.99, 6-9). Judy Moody stars in Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($15.99, 6-9). Danger Boy is back in Trail of Bones by Mark London Williams ($9.99, 9-13). And Pagan's Scribe by Catherine Jinks is a new Pagan title ($16.99, 12-up).
Board Book ReprintsMaisy Loves You: Book and Toy Gift Set by Lucy Cousins ($12.99, all ages); I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy ($6.99, up to 3); and Who Do You Love? by Martin Waddell, illus. by Camila Ashforth ($6.99, 1-3).
Guess How Much I Love You: 10th Anniv. Ed. by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (book and CD, $25, all ages); East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon, trans. by George Webbe Dasent, illus. by P.J. Lynch ($16.99, paper $6.99, 7-12); The Private Notebooks of Katie Roberts by Amy Hest, illus. by Sonja Lamut ($10.99, 9-12); and The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge ($16.99, paper $6.99, 14-up).
Maisy's Easter Paint Book ($3.99) by Lucy Cousins presents a story and scenes to paint. (2-5)
All Together Now by Anita Jeram ($5.99, 2-5); A Present for Mom by Vivian French, illus. by Dana Kubick ($5.95, 3-up); You Can Swim, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton ($6.99, 3-6); Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child by Bob Graham ($6.99, 4-7); The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Scott Nash ($6.99, 4-8); The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Tracy Mitchell ($6.99, 5-10); Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems, selected and illus. by Simon James ($6.99, 6-10); A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems, selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka ($7.99, 6-10); Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book by Martin Handford ($5.99, 6-10); More Tales from Shakespeare by Marcia Williams ($7.99, 8-12); Becoming Jo DiMaggio by Maria Testa, illus. by Scott Hunt ($5.99, 10-14); and The Waterstone by Rebecca Rupp ($5.99, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Brand New Readers reprints Green Set and Orange Set ($12.99 each, 4-up). Read and Wonder issues One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies, illus. by Jane Chapman ($6.99, 5-8); and Davies's Surprising Sharks, illus. by James Croft ($6.99, 5-up). Judy Moody is back in Judy Moody Predicts the Future by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($5.99, 6-10). Clarice Bean reappears in Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child ($5.99, 8-11). And Pagan in Exile by Catherine Jinks is a new Pagan reprint ($6.99, 12-up).
Paperback ReissuesConfessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and My Perfect Life by Dyan Sheldon ($7.99 each, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
Beany reissues Beany (Not Beanhead) ($4.99, 6-9); and Beany and the Magic Crystal, Beany and the Dreaded Wedding and Beany Goes to Camp by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti ($5.99 each, 6-9).
Fun Dog, Sun Dog ($14.95) by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by Tim Bowers. A boy and his dog spend a summer day together. (3-7)
Inside, Inside, Inside ($16.95) by Holly Meade. Two siblings play a game that entails placing items inside increasingly larger containers. (3-8)
Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie ($14.95) by Judy Cox, illus. by Joe Mathieu. A kindergarten teacher teases her students by mixing up her words. (4-7)
The Wacky Substitute ($14.95) by Sally Derby, illus. by Jennifer Herbert. A substitute teacher has broken his glasses and can't see a thing. (4-7)
Where's My Tail? ($16.95) by Susan Schafer, illus. by Doug Cushman. A lizard who has lost his tail realizes that he has grown a new one. (4-8)
Kallaloo! A Caribbean Tale ($16.95) by David and Phyllis Gershator, illus. by Diane Greenseid, offers a Caribbean take on "Stone Soup." (4-8)
Coco the Carrot ($16.95) by Steven Salerno. A carrot escapes from the vegetable bin and becomes a famous hat designer in Paris. (5-8)
Who Swallowed Harold? And Other Poems About Pets ($16.95) by Susan Pearson, illus. by David Slonim is a companion to Squeak and Squawk: Barnyard Talk. (5-9)
Moose and Hildy: Moose's Big Idea ($14.95) by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Joe Mathieu, follows the adventures of a moose and a pig. (6-9)
Simply Sarah: Anyone Can Eat Squid! ($14.95) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Marcy Ramsey. A girl proves that one doesn't have to be big to stand out and make a difference. (7-9)
Fleabiscuit Sings! ($15.95) by Marlene Fanta Shyer. A singing dog gives a 12-year-old hope. (9-11)
Worlds Apart ($15.95) by Kathleen Karr is the story of two teenage boys—one an English colonist, the other a Sewee Indian—in 17th-century America. (10-up)
Resistance ($15.95) by Janet Graber is a novel centering on a girl caught up in the French Resistance during WWII. (14-up)
A Taste of Honey by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace; and Chicken Chuck by Bill Martin Jr, Bernard Martin and Michael Sampson, illus. by Steven Salerno ($5.95 each, 4-8); Patches Lost and Found by Steven Kroll, illus. by Barry Gott ($5.95, 5-9); and Rooster by Beth Nixon Weaver ($6.95, 14-up).
You See a Circus. I See… ($14.95) by Mike Downs, illus. by Anik McGrory, introduces a close-knit circus family. (2-7)
The Bumblebee Queen ($14.95) by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Patricia Wynne, focuses on the life cycle of the North American bumblebee. (3-8)
Fluffy: Scourge of the Sea ($14.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Michael Chesworth. Pirate pooches capture a pampered poodle who wins their hearts. (3-8)
Mouse in a Meadow ($15.95, paper $6.95) by John Himmelman focuses on plants and animals in a meadow. (3-8)
Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Shennen Bersani. This counting book teaches odd numbers up to 50 as it introduces marine animals. (4-9)
Picasso and Minou ($15.95) by P.I. Maltbie, illus. by Pau Estrada. Saddened by the death of a friend, Picasso can only paint sad blue paintings until his cat and circus performers inspire him to create rosy art. (4-9)
Sitka Rose ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Shelley Gill, illus. by Shannon Cartwright, is an Alaskan tall tale about a heroine who lassos the sun and rides a humpback whale. (4-9)
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World ($15.95) by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illus. by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, celebrates the accomplishments of 26 individuals. (5-10)
Bach's Goldberg Variations ($19.95) by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel. This tale of how Bach helps out a talented young musician is packaged with a CD. (5-10)
The M&M's Brand Subtraction Book ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath introduces single- and double-digit subtraction. (5-10)
Night Wonders ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jane Ann Peddicord. NASA images illustrate this voyage to the outer limits of the universe. (6-11)
This Is America: The American Spirit in Places and People ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Don Robb, illus. by Christine Joy Pratt, highlights people and places that epitomize the American spirit. (6-11)
Big Bang! ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, illus. by Michael Carroll, relays the story of the beginning of the universe. (7-12)
Going to School in India ($21.95) by Lisa Heydlauff, designed by B.M. Kamath, examines the experiences of children in India. (7-12) Series
Face-to-Face issues Face-to-Face with the Duck by Pascale Hédelin ($9.95, 2-7).
Cuento con el béisbol (The Baseball Counting Book) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Brian Shaw ($7.95, 3-8); The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel ($7.95, 5-10); and Because I Could Not Stop My Bike by Karen Jo Shapiro, illus. by Matt Faulkner ($6.95, 7-12).
Facts on File Stars and Planets Atlas, New Ed. ($18.95) by Ian Ridpath includes updated statistics. (9-up)
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS (IPG, dist.)
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities ($16.95) by Richard Panchyk. Buzz Aldrin contributes a foreword to this explanation of Galileo's discoveries and theories. (9-up)
Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities ($14.95) by Mary Kay Carson is an activity book portraying the struggles of slaves who sought freedom. (9-up)
Sunny Days and Starry Nights: Nature Activities for Ages 2-6 by Nancy Castaldo ($12.95, 2-6); and Rainy Day Play: Explore, Create, Discover, Pretend by Castaldo ($12.95, 3-7).
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS/LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS (IPG, dist.)
Growing Up in Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves ($22.95), ed. by Yuval Taylor. Ten individuals under the age of 19 tell of their lives as slaves. (14-up)
CHILD & FAMILY PRESS
Teach Your Children Well adds Party Princess by Vanita Braver, illus. by Cary Pillo ($7.95, 4-8).
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
Antonio's Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio ($16.95) by Rigoberto González, illus. by Cecilia Conceptión Álvarez. In this bilingual tale, Antonio must decide what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie. (6-up)
Moony Luna/Luna, lunita lunera ($16.95) by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Elizabeth Gómez. Luna is afraid she'll find monsters at her new school until her teacher and classmates dispel her fears. (6-up)
Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia: 15th Anniv. Ed. by Carmen Lomas Garza ($16.95, paper $7.95, 6-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Magical Cycle of the Seasons issues Laughing Tomatoes/Jitomates risueños, From the Bellybutton of the Moon/Del omligo de la luna, Angels Ride Bikes/Los ángeles andan en bicicleta and Iguanas in the Snow/Iguana en la nieve by Francisco Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($7.95 each, 6-up).
Welcome Books—Animals of the World releases Cheetah, Koala, Macaroni Penguin, Monarch Butterfly, Tarantula and Woolly Monkey by Edana Eckart; and Welcome Books—Money Matters issues Dimes, Dollars, Nickels, Pennies, Quarters and Spending and Saving by Mary Hill ($4.95 each, 4-7). Beastieville introduces The Big Race: All About Safety, Good Times: All About the Seasons, Hide-and-Seek: All About Location, Let's Trade: All About Trading, A Perfect Day: All About the Five Senses, Slider's Pet: All About Nature, Tug-of-War: All About Balance and What a Mess! All About Numbers by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Bev Luedecke ($3.95 each, 5-6). New to My First Reader are Bath Time by Jane Gerver, illus. by Laura Ovresat; Gerver's Wait for Me!, illus. by Mick Reid; A Bear for You by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Iole Rosa; On the Farm by Hall, illus. by John Steven Gurney; Copy Cat by Olivia George, illus. by Brett Hudson; and I Can Read by Louise Gikow, illus. by John Patience ($3.95 each, 5-6).
A Rookie Reader adds Fall Leaves by Don Curry, illus. by Aaron Jasinski; Next to Ant by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Pascale Constantin; and A Tooth Is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Steve Gray ($4.95 each, 5-6); Firefly Friend by Kimberly Wagner Klier, illus. by Michael Garland; I Love Trees by Cari Meister, illus. by Terry Sirrell; Two Feet Up, Two Feet Down by Pamela Love, illus. by Lynne Chapman; Good Luck Charlie by Jennifer E. Kramer, illus. by Jeff Moores; Harry's Hats by Ann Tompert, illus. by Marcelo Elizalde; and Jordan's Silly Sick Day by Justine Fontes, illus. by Jared Lee ($4.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Biographies welcomes Ellen Ochoa by Elizabeth Jaffe, Florence Nightingale by Carol Alexander, Paul Revere by Wil Mara and Sitting Bull by Susan Evento ($4.95 each, 6-7). Joining Rookie Read-About Geography—States are Connecticut and New Jersey by Susan Evento, Delaware by Kelly Bennett, Iowa by Reshma Sapre and New Mexico by Cynthia Walker ($5.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Read-About Math introduces eight titles, including All About Money by Erin Roberson, A Garden Full of Sizes by Simone Ribke and Springtime Addition by Jill Fuller ($5.95 each, 6-7).
There are six new volumes in Rookie Read-About Science—Physical Science, among them Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Ginger Garrett and What Is Velocity? by Joanne Barkan ($4.95 each, 6-7). Somos Latinos (We Are Latinos) adds six books by George Ancona, including Mi barrio/My Neighborhood, Mi familia/My Family and Mi escuela/My School ($8.95 each, 6-8). A to Z travels to Egypt, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico and United States of America by Jeff Reynolds ($6.95 each, 7-9). True Tales—Science offers Awesome Science by Katherine Gleason, High-tech Inventions by Mary Packard, Medical Marvels by Catherine Nichols, Natural-born Killers by Linda Casterline and Up Close by Louise Gikow ($4.95 each, 7-9). Joining True Tales—Sports are Beating the Odds by Mary Packard, Extreme Sports by Louise Gikow, Kids in Sports by Kirsten Hall, Pushing the Limits by Melissa McDaniel and Record Breakers by Catherine Nichols.
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents has six additions by Mike Venezia, among them George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson ($7.95 each, 8-9). American Community offers Cow Towns, Early American Villages, Frontier Settlements, Longhouses and Missions and Presidios by Raymond Bial ($6.95 each, 8-10). There are six additions to A True Book—Geography: Countries, including Iceland by Kathleen Deady, Pakistan by Ann Heinrichs and Russia by Martin Hintz ($6.95 each, 8-10). Six titles by Salvatore Tocci join A True Book—Elements, among them Carbon, Nitrogen and The Periodic Table ($6.95 each, 8-10). And High Interest Books—Way of the Warrior presents Gladiators: Battling in the Arena by Katherine Frew, Knights: Warriors of the Middle Ages and Vikings: Raiders and Explorers by Aileen Weintraub, Ninjas: Masters of Stealth and Secrecy by Joanne Mattern and Samurai: Warlords of Japan by Arlan Dean ($6.95 each, 9-12).
Series in SpanishRookie Español: Ciencias: Ciencia Espacial (Science: Space Science) offers Astronautas (Astronauts), Despegue (Liftoff!), El sistema solar (The Solar System), La luna (The Moon) and Nave especial (Living on a Space Shuttle) by Carmen Bredeson; and Rookie
Español: Geografia: Estados (Geography: States) releases Arizona by Michelle Aki Becker, California and Nueva York (New York) by Sarah De Capua; and Florida and Texas by Carmen Bredeson ($5.95 each, 5-7).
Sign and Sing: Teddy Bear, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Itsey, Bitsey Spider ($4.99 each), illus. by Annie Kubler, are board books presenting familiar songs with signing instructions. (8 mos.-3 yrs.)
My First Signs ($6.99), illus. by Annie Kubler, teaches simple sign language. (8 mos.-3 yrs.)
Proud Parents: Tiger and Elephant ($5.99 each), illus. by Pam Adams. These books, consisting of small volumes that fit inside larger ones, reveal the lives of animal parents and their babies. (2-6)
Pass the Parcel ($9.99), illus. by Jess Stockham, is a lift-the-flap introduction to shapes and patterns. (3-6)
Wake Up, Sleepy Head! ($7.99) by Mandy Ross, illus. by Dubravka Kalanovic. How do animal parents rouse their sleepy young in the morning? (6 mos.-5 yrs.)
Twenty Four Robbers ($7.99) by Audrey Wood, celebrates a traditional skipping rhyme. (3-8)
The Tiger and the Wise Man ($7.99) by Andrew Fusek-Peters, illus. by Diana Mayo, retells an Indian tale about a tiger that plays a trick on a wise man. (4-7)
The Glorious American Song Book: A Classic Illustrated Edition ($19.95) by Cooper Edens compiles 50 songs illustrated with art from the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. (All ages)
Look at Me! My Photo Book of Trains and Look at Me! My Photo Books of Trucks and Diggers ($6.95 each) are die-cut books with a space to insert a child's photo. (up to 2)
A, B, See! ($10.95) by Marilyn Janovitz is a lift-the-flap animal alphabet book. (up to 3)
Nick Jr. On the Go! 4 Books and a Carrying Strap! ($10.95) offers four board books with a strap. (up to 3)
Bear and Ball and Bear and Kite ($5.95 each) by Cliff Wright. Bear cubs star in these books introducing opposites. (up to 4)
Sharing with Renoir and Sunday with Seurat ($6.95 each) by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober are board book tales illustrated with paintings by these artists. (up to 4)
Finger Puppet Books: Little Duck and Little Ladybug ($6.95 each) are board books with finger puppets attached. (up to 4)
Daddy Cuddles and Mommy Loves ($5.95 each) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben are board books celebrating parental love. (up to 4)
Little Pea ($12.95) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Jen Corace, offers a twist on the common dilemma about eating vegetables. (3-up)
Papa, Do You Love Me? ($15.95) by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavalee, is a companion to Mama, Do You Love Me? (4-8)
Gigi and Zachary Go to Work ($14.95) by Gilles Eduar. This duo searches for the perfect profession. (4-8)
Stanley Mows the Lawn ($15.95) by Craig Frazier is a tale celebrating the imagination. (4-8)
Flying Feet: A Story of Irish Dance ($15.95) by Anna Marlis Burgard, illus. by Leighanne Dees, reveals the tradition of dance and music in Ireland. (4-8)
The Undersea Treasure Hunt ($15.95) by Stephanie Boey offers a lift-the-flap look at underwater phenomena. (4-8)
Little Miss Liberty ($15.95) by Chris Robertson portrays the Statue of Liberty as a youngster. (4-up)
Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, Quack ($14.95) by Barbara Anne Skalak, illus. by Sylvia Long, spotlights a duckling's first day in the world. (4-up)
Ask It! 50 Fun Questions to Get Families Talking ($12.95) by Maura Waltrip and Cameron Moore presents cards containing questions to spark conversations. (4-up)
Amazement Park ($16.95) by Roxie Munro introduces a theme park full of games. (6-up)
I Love the Rain ($15.95) by Margaret Park Bridges, illus. by Christine Davenier, pays homage to imagination and friendship. (6-up)
Let's Go Yo-Yo! The Nick Guide to Yo-Yo Tricks ($9.95) rounds up yo-yo tricks. (7-up)
Romeow & Drooliet ($16.95) by Nina Laden portrays a cat and dog as the ill-fated lovers. (8-up)
Button Girl: More Than 20 Cute-as-a-Button Projects ($12.95) by Mikyla Bruder presents craft projects using buttons. (9-up)
Bruno Munari's Zoo by Bruno Munari ($17.95, 3-6); and Postmark Paris: A Story in Stamps by Leslie Jonath ($12.95, 8-up).
Middle School: How to Deal ($9.95) by Sara Borden, Sarah Miller, Alex Stikeleather, Maria Valladares and Miriam Yelton, illus. by Yuki Hatori, is a guide to surviving middle school, written by middle schoolers. (9-12)
SeeMore Readers adds Big Bugs and Skyscrapers by Seymour Simon ($3.95 each, 5-8). And Games for Your Brain offers United States Cards and Human Body Cards by Tina Selig ($9.95 each, 5-up).
Boomer's Big Surprise by Constance W. McGeorge, illus. by Mary Whyte ($6.95, 2-6); The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Michael Hague ($6.95, 4-8); Mazescapes by Roxie Munro ($6.95, 6-up); and Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood by John Duggleby ($7.95, 8-12).
In the Country: A Lift-the-Flap Learning Book ($14.95) by Pittau & Gervais focuses on the sights and sounds of the country. (2-6)
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask, A Bilingual Cuento ($17.95) by Xavier Garza. A boy in Mexico City attends a lucha libre match in which good triumphs over evil. (5-9)
A Spoon for Every Bite/Cada bocada con nueva chuchara ($8.95) by Joe Hayes, illus. by Rebecca Leer, brings back into print, in a bilingual format, this tale of a man who tries to prove his wealth. (7-10)
Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from Red People Memory ($11.95) by Tim Tingle compiles stories based on accounts of contemporary Choctaw people. (12-up)
Up! ($15) by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, provides a toddler's perspective of the thrill of climbing up and being lifted up throughout the day. (2-4)
What Does Bunny See? A Book of Colors and Flowers ($15) by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Maggie Smith. A rabbit explores a garden. (3-6)
My Daddy Is a Giant ($16) by Carl Norac, illus. by Ingrid Godon. There's no safer place for a boy to be than in his father's arms. (3-6)
Because Your Daddy Loves You ($16) by Andrew Clements, illus. by R.W. Alley. At the beach, a patient father fixes things that go wrong. (3-8)
Lizette's Green Sock ($15) by Catherina Valckx. What will Lizette do with the green sock she finds while out walking? (4-7)
The Loathsome Dragon ($16) by David Wiesner and Kim Kahng, illus. by Wiesner, retells this story of a wicked queen who turns her stepdaughter into a dragon. (5-8)
Think Cool Thoughts ($15) by Elizabeth Perry, illus. by Linda Bronson. On a hot night, a girl sleeps on the rooftop with her mother and aunt. (5-8)
A Season for Mangoes ($15) by Regina Hanson, illus. by Eric Velasquez. In Jamaica, a girl shares her memories during a celebration of the life of her recently deceased grandmother. (5-8)
The Sun's Daughter: An Iroquois Tale ($16) by Pat Sherman, illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Sun vows not to touch the earth again until her trapped daughter is released. (5-9)
The Pink House at the Seashore ($16) by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Doug Chayka. A family visits the site of their beloved summer house that was destroyed by a storm. (6-9)
Author Day for Room 3T ($16) by Robin Pulver, illus. by Chuck Richards, describes an unusual author visit to a school. (6-10)
Queen Sophie Hartley ($15) by Stephanie Greene. A girl from a gifted family discovers her own special talent. (7-10)
Sketches from a Spy Tree ($16) by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, illus. by Andrew Glass. Free-verse poems reveal a girl's complicated feelings about her twin and her new stepfather. (8-12)
One Final Firecracker ($16) by Gregory Maguire, illus. by Elaine Clayton, concludes the Hamlet Chronicles. (8-12)
A Bear Named Trouble ($14) by Marion Dane Bauer. A boy encounters a Kodiak bear in the Anchorage zoo. (8-up)
Project Mulberry ($16) by Linda Sue Park is the tale of a friendship and a science project. (9-13)
Taking Wing ($15) by Nancy Price Graff. In the summer of 1942, a boy sent to live with his grandparents on their Vermont farm learns to care for a brood of orphaned ducks. (10-14)
Sky Carver ($16) by Dean Whitlock. A boy sets off to find someone who can teach him how to use his magic wand. (10-14)
Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth ($22) by James Cross Giblin is a dual biography of these actor siblings, one of whom killed Abraham Lincoln. (10-14)
Alone in the World: Orphans and Orphanages in America ($18) by Catherine Reef presents a history of orphanages. (10-14)
Before Hollywood: From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen ($20) by Paul Clee examines the origins of the movies. (10-up)
Board Book in SpanishCinco monitos brincando en la cama (Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed) by Eileen Christelow ($5.95, up to 2).
All the Pretty Horses: A Traditional Lullaby, illus. by Linda Saport ($5.95, up to 4); Sunshine Home by Eve Bunting, illus. by Diane de Groat ($5.95, 5-8); Owen Foote, Super Spy by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Martha Weston ($4.95, 6-8); El Niño: Stormy Weather for People and Wildlife by Caroline Arnold ($5.95, 8-11); Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso by Susanna Reich ($9.95, 8-up); and Toby Scudder, King of the School (formerly Toby Scudder, Ultimate Warrior) by David Gifaldi ($5.95, 9-12).
Journey Around A to Z offers Journey Around Chicago from A to Z by Martha Day Zschock ($17.95, all ages). And Little Limericks adds A Nantucket Nanny by Molly Manley, illus. by Janet Marshall ($12.95, 9-12).
COMPASS POINT BOOKS (877-371-1536)
Our Solar System adds five more topics ($22.60, 8-11), Black Holes, Constellations, The International Space Station, The Milky Way and Other Galaxies, and Space Walks. We the People continues with an addition of 18 titles ($22.60, 9-12), including The Salem Witch Trials, Great Women of the Civil War, The Arapaho and Their History, The Buffalo Soldiers, The Chumash and Their History, The Creek and Their History, and Industrial America. Signature Lives, a full-color 112-page biography series, launches with 20 titles ($30.60, ages 10-13) over three eras, including Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World, Frederick Douglass: Slave, Writer, Abolitionist and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Author and Advocate. Changing Times: The Renaissance Era begins with four titles ($26.60, 10-13), Crime and Punishment, Daily Life, Health and Disease, and Theater and Entertainment.
Exploring Science debuts with four titles ($25.27, 10-13), Erosion: How Land Forms, How It Changes, Minerals: From Apatite to Zinc, Natural Resources: Using and Protecting Earth's Supplies, and Soil: Digging into Earth's Vital Resource.
The Very First Easter ($6.99) by Paul Maier, illus. by Francisco Ordaz, is a board book adaptation of this title. (1-up)
Things I See at Easter ($4.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Kathy Mitter, adapts this Easter story in board-book format. (1-up)
Bright Easter Day ($9.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Susan Spellman. Poetry and art reveal Jesus's story from Palm Sunday to Easter. (5-up)
The Story of Easter ($12.99) by Christopher Doyle, illus. by John Haysom, is a Bible-based retelling of the Easter story. (5-up)
Hindsight: Advice from Those Who Have Been There ($7.99). College students share what they have learned about school and encourage readers to turn to God. (14-up)
God, I Need to Talk to You About… releases Bad Words, Whining, Greed and Bullying by Susan Leigh, illus. by Bill Clark ($.99 each, 4-up). And Arch Books adds Mary Magdalene's Easter Story, Jesus and the Woman at the Well and Jesus, My Good Shepherd ($1.99 each, 5-9).
COOK COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES
Baby Bible 123 ($10.99) by Robin Currie. Bible stories introduce numbers. (up to 3)
That's Not All I Found in the City ($12.99) by Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan. On a visit to New York with his mother and a friend, a boy learns the real Easter story. (4-7)
What Happens When Children Pray ($14.99) by Evelyn Christenson reveals ways children can talk to God about their lives. (4-7)
God Smiled, God Is There and I Know God ($12.99 each) by Dan Foote are story poems describing God's presence. (4-7)
Bionic Butterfly, Fleas and Thank You and Hear No Weevil ($12.99 each) by Matt Whitlock are tales that teach readers lessons about behaving correctly. (4-7)
Green Bananas debuts with four titles, including Flora the Fairy by Tony Bradmon, illus. by Emma Carlow ($19.96 each, paper $4.95, 4-6). What Kind of Animal Is It? introduces Frogs and Other Amphibians by Kathryn Smithyman and Bobbie Kalman, Birds of All Kinds by Rebecca Sjonger and Kalman, Animals Called Mammals and Animals Called Fish by Kalman and Kristina Lundblad, Reptiles of All Kinds by Kelley MacAulay and Kalman and Many Kinds of Animals by Molly Aloian and Kalman ($23.92 each, paper $6.95, 5-9). The World of Insects issues Insect Bodies, Helpful and Harmful Insects, Insects That Work Together and Insect Life Cycles by Aloian and Kalman ($23.92 each, paper $6.95, 5-9). Red Bananas starts up with six titles, including The Surprise Party by Tony Bradmon, illus. by Martin Chatterton ($19.96 each, paper $4.95, 6-8).
New to Earth's Endangered Animals are Endangered Pandas by John Crossingham and Bobbie Kalman, Endangered Leopards and Endangered Chimpanzees by Kalman and Hadley Dyer and Endangered Elephants by Kalman ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 6-10). Joining Food Chains are four titles ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, 6-10). Nature's Changes begins with Camouflage: Changing to Hide and Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight into Food by Kalman, Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies by Kalman and Kathryn Smithyman and Changing Seasons by Kalman and Kelley MacAulay ($23.92 each, paper $6.95, 6-10). In the Footsteps of Explorers launches with Christopher Columbus by Adrianna Morganelli, Henry Hudson by Carrie Gleason, Francisco Pizarro by John Zronik and Lewis and Clark by Ellen Rodger ($23.92 each, paper $8.95, 8-14). Lands, Peoples & Cultures issues three titles ($22.60 each, paper $7.95, 8-14). And Peoples of the Ancient World offers Life in the Ancient Indus River Valley, Life of the Ancient Vikings, Life in Ancient Africa, Life in Ancient South America, Life in Ancient Japan and Life of the Ancient Celts by Hazel Richardson ($23.92 each, paper $8.95, 8-14).
Series in SpanishSerie Ciclos de vida (The Life Cycle Series) offers six titles ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, ages 5-12). And Serie La ciencia de los seres vivos (The Science of Living Things Series) introduces ¿Qué son los biomas? (What Is a Biome?), ¿Qué son las redes y cadenas alimentarias? (What Are Food Chains and Webs?), ¿Qué es el reino animal? (What Is the Animal Kingdom?) and ¿Qué es el ciclo de vida? (What Is a Life Cycle?) ($22.60 each, paper $6.95, ages 5-12).
CRANKY PANTS PUBLISHING (Biblio, dist.)
Cranky Pants ($16.95) by Stephen Sanzo, illus. by Matt Whitlock, chronicles a cranky boy's day. (3-6)
Kokopelli and Company In Attack of the Smart Pies ($15.95) by Larry Gonick is a novel featuring Koko, Feather and the rest of the New Muses of MUSE magazine. (9-14)
Perseus ($15.95) by Geraldine McCaughrean retells the Perseus myth. (9-14)
Robert Finds a Way ($15.95) by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer. Robert attempts to turn his dog into a "wonder dog." (6-9)
CROCODILE BOOKS, USA
My Bodyworks: Songs About Your Bones, Muscles, Heart and More! ($16.95) by Jane Schoenberg with music by Steven Schoenberg, illus. by Cynthia Fisher, designed by Barry Moser, packages a book of songs with a CD. (3-8)
DARBY CREEK PUBLISHING
Why Did She Have to Die? ($4.99) by Lurlene McDaniel. A girl's jealousy gives way to guilt when her sister dies suddenly. (12-up)
Indy 500: The Inside Track by Nancy Roe Pimm ($8.95, 9-up); and Dog Days by David Lubar ($4.99, 10-up).
Forest Bright, Forest Night ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Jamichael Henterly, introduces forest animals that sleep during the day and those that sleep at night. (3-8)
All Around Me, I See ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Laya Steinberg, illus. by Cris Arbo. On a family hike, a child encounters various creatures. (3-8)
Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Anthony Fredericks, illus. by Jennifer DiRubbio, focuses on animals living in wetland areas. (4-10)
Ready or Not, Dawdle Duckling ($15.99) by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Margaret Spengler. Mama Duck plays hide-and-seek with her ducklings. (2-up)
Hello, Sun! ($9.99) by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa. A warm, sunny day turns into a windy, snowy day. (2-up)
Cows Going Past ($9.99) by Bruce Balan, illus. by Scott Nash, is a tale about some surprising cows. (2-up)
You're Weird! ($9.99) by Kevin Luthardt. After accusing each other of being weird, Rabbit and Turtle discover that they both like weird things. (2-up)
Little Spotted Cat ($14.99) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Dan Andreasen, features a spunky cat who is not ready to nap. (3-up)
City Angel ($16.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker. City Angel adds fun and comfort to everyone's day. (4-up)
The Gruffalo's Child ($16.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. The Gruffalo's child goes in search of the Big Bad Mouse, a creature her father met years before. (4-up)
The Surprise Visitor ($16.99) by Juli Kangas. Edgar Small finds a speckled blue egg on his front step. (4-up)
The Visit ($16.99) by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin, recounts two sisters' adventures on their aunt and uncle's farm. (4-up)
Henry and Pawl and the Round Yellow Ball ($16.99) by Tom Casmer, illus. by Mary GrandPré. The pictures Henry creates with his new art kit don't turn out the way he thinks they should. (4-up)
Wet Dog! ($16.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by David Catrow. A dog seeks relief on a hot day. (4-up)
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day ($14.99) by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweninger. A plucky pig is determined to beat the heat. (4-up)
Hotdog on TV ($14.99) by Karen Taha, illus. by Hideko Takahashi. Hotdog wants to audition for a dog food commercial. (4-up)
Sweet Briar Goes to Camp ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by LeUyen Pham, introduces a not-so-sweet-smelling skunk who goes off to day camp. (4-up)
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins ($16.99) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Jerome Lagarrigue, centers on a girl whose older brother participates in the 1960 sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. (5-up)
I Saw Your Face ($16.99) by Tom Feelings, text by Kwame Dawes, presents Feelings' drawings of young people from around the world. (5-up)
Big Surprise in the Bug Tank ($14.99) by Ruth Horowitz, illus. by Joan Holub. What do two brothers do when their collection of roaches quickly multiplies? (5-up)
The Real Slam Dunk ($15.99, paper $4.99) by Charisse Richardson, illus. by Kadir Nelson. A professional basketball player visits the classroom of a boy who wants to follow the same career path. (7-up)
Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries ($15.99) by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow, illus. by Heather Maione. A girl solves the mystery surrounding strange new pets in her neighborhood. (7-up)
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa ($15.99) by Veronica Chambers, illus. by Julie Maren, describes the childhood and career of this Cuban singer. (7-up)
Heroes and She-roes: Poems of Amazing and Everyday Heroes ($16.99) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Jim Cooke, collects poetry celebrating such heroes as Gandhi, Rosa Parks, teachers and firefighters. (9-up)
Agnes Parker... Happy Camper? ($16.99) by Kathleen O'Dell, illus. by Charise Mericle Harper. Two best friends learn that they won't be sharing the same cabin at camp. (9-up)
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two ($16.99) by Joseph Bruchac, centers on a teenage Navajo boy who becomes a wartime code talker. (10-up)
Turn to Stone ($16.99) by Philip Gross is the story of a teenage runaway who ends up at an artists' academy. (12-up)
Just Like That ($16.99) by Marsha Qualey. Hanna begins serious soul-searching after the death of two teens whom she met the night they died. (12-up)
Dead on Town Line ($15.99) by Leslie Connor, illus. by Gina Triplett. Murdered by a classmate, Cassie finds herself caught between the world she knew and a new realm. (12-up)
Board Book ReprintThe Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler ($6.99, 2-up).
Family Fun: My Great Idea ($18.95) presents ideas for solving everyday problems. (All ages)
Quintessential Disney ($30) by Robert Tieman contains five three-dimensional scenes from Disney animated movies. (All ages)
Chicken Little Unplucked! An Optimisfit's Survival Guide ($19.95) by Monique Peterson is an advice book based on this film. (All ages)
The Imagineering Workout ($15.95) by The Disney Imagineers, ed. by Peggy Van Pelt, outlines exercises designed to encourage creative ideas. (All ages)
The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World by Alex Wright is the inaugural An Imagineer's-Eye Tour title ($9.95, all ages).
The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity by The Imagineers ($10.95, all ages).
My Side of the Story: 101 Dalmatians/ Cruella De Vil and Peter Pan/Captain Hook ($12.99 each) reveal two sides to these stories. (All ages)
Disney Princess Enchanted Library ($17.99) offers six mini books featuring princesses' adventures. (3-7)
Disney Princess Pretty Please ($12.99) collects stories that provide advice on good manners. (3-7)
Disney Princess Teatime! ($15.99). Readers share teatime with Disney princesses. (3-7)
Chicken Little: Who's That Chicken? and Sticky Situations ($14.99 each) are interactive books featuring this character. (3-7)
Disney Box of Screams ($12.99) collects five slightly scary storybooks in a carry-along case. (3-7)
Disney/Pixar 5-Minute Stories ($12.99) by Laura Driscoll rounds up five stories featuring Disney/Pixar characters. (3-7)
Disney Learning Our Town Roll-A-Rama and Disney Princess Roll-A-Rama ($14.99 each) are interactive books presenting scenes featuring Disney characters. (3-7)
Disney Out of This World Cartoon Tales ($14.99) collects retellings of Lilo & Stitch, Peter Pan and Treasure Planet. (5-10)
The Love Bug Official Movie Scrapbook and The Love Bug Wish You Were Here: A Postcard Book ($6.99 each) are tie-ins to this film. (8-up)
JoJo's Circus debuts with My Name Is JoJo and Clown School ($3.50 each, 3-5).
DISNEY PRESS/JUMP AT THE SUN
The Cheetah Girls Supa-star Scrapbook ($6.99) and The Cheetah Girls Quiz Book ($3.99) are tie-ins to this movie. (8-12)
That's So Raven offers My Too Cool for School Binder ($12.99, all ages); and 2 Good 2 Be True, Tell It Like It Is, Dueling Divas and Showtime! ($4.99 each, 8-12). Kim Possible returns in Ready to Rumble ($3.99, 7-10). Kim Possible/Pick a Villain starts up with Game On and Badical Battles ($3.99 each, 7-10). Lizzie McGuire is back in a Very Lizzie Summer and Totally Stylin' ($6.99 each, 8-12); and My Third Way Cool Boxed Set ($12.99, 8-12). All Over It and The 'Rents are new Lizzie McGuire Junior Novels ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Lizzie McGuire Mysteries adds In the Doghouse by Lisa Banim ($4.99, 8-12).
My Very First Bible ($12.99), illus. by Diana Mayo, presents biblical stories. (5-8)
The Party Book ($12.99) by Jane Bull compiles tips for hosting parties. (5-8)
I Love Tennis ($12.99) is an introduction to this sport. (5-8)
Small Pet Care: How to Look After Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Hamster ($9.99) is a guide for pet owners. (5-8)
Animals Like Us ($19.99) focuses on endangered animals. (8-up)
Madagascar: The Essential Guide ($12.99) ties in to this forthcoming film. (8-up)
Star Wars Episode III: Incredible Cross Sections and The Visual Dictionaries ($19.99 each) are based on this movie. (8-up)
Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight ($24.99) by Scott Beatty examines the Dark Knight's career. (8-up)
Fantastic Four: The Ultimate Guide ($24.99) by Tom DeFalco is an illustrated guide to the world of these characters. (8-up)
Batman Begins Visual Guide ($19.99) is a tie-in to the upcoming movie. (8-up)
Chicken Little: The Essential Guide ($12.99) profiles the characters in this film. (8-up)
Tales of the Dead: Ancient Rome ($14.99) by Stewart Ross. This reference includes the fictional tale of one man's life in Roman society. (8-up)
Titles in Spanish
123 para bebe (Baby 123), Colores para bebe (Baby Colors), Gatitos juguetones (Playful Kittens), Perritos juguetones (Playful Puppies), Toca y aprende animales salvajes (Touch and Feel Wild Animals) and Tocy y aprende el hogar (Touch and Feel Home) ($4.99 each, up to 5).
Fun Flaps continues with Baby Talk, Noisy Farm, Animal Talk and Noisy Trucks ($4.99 each, up to 2). There are six new Sparkly titles, including Sparkly Ballerina and Sparkly Witch and Wizard ($5.99 each, 2-5). Make Believe welcomes Make Believe Fairy and Make Believe Princess ($6.99 each, 2-5). New to DK See-Through are Do Cars Fly? and Do Gloves Go on Feet? ($6.99 each, 2-5). Peekaboo greets Bathtime Peekaboo and Playtime Peekaboo ($6.99 each, 2-5). Joining Watch Me Grow are Elephant, Kitten, Farm Animals and Puppy ($7.99 each, 5-8). DK Read and Listen adds DK Classics Black Beauty, DK Classics Heidi, DK Classics Peter Pan and DK Classics Robin Hood ($9.99 each, 5-8). DK 24 Hours releases Coral Reef and Water Hole ($12.99 each, 5-8). Machines at Work rolls on with Crane and Truck ($8.99 each, 5-8). And For a Day offers Astronaut for a Day and Ballerina for a Day ($12.99 each, 5-8).
DK Readers presents Story of Chocolate by C.J. Polin, Solo Sailing by Esther Ripley, A Trip to the Doctor by Deborah Lock, Sniffles and Sneezes by Penny Durant, JLA Readers: Green Lantern's Book of Inventions and The Flash's Book of Speed by Clare Hibbert, Star Wars Readers: Star Pilot by Laura Buller and Galactic Crisis by Ryder Windham, MLB Readers: A Bat Boy's Day and Let's Go to the Ballpark by James Buckley, Jr., Transformers Energon Readers: Megatron Returns and Terrorcon Attack, Star War Readers: What Is a Wookie? by Laura Buller and Journey Through Space by Ryder Wyndham and Spanish Readers: Crias Salvajes (Breeds of the Jungle) and Bomberos (Firefighters) ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-8). For a Day offers Astronaut for a Day and Ballerina for a Day ($12.99 each, 5-8). DK First Reference series adds First Human Body Encyclopedia ($15.99, 5-8). Voyages Through Time offers Kingdom of the Dead by Peter Ackroyd ($19.99, 8-up). New E.Guides are Human Body, Insect, Mammal and Rock and Mineral ($17.99 each, 8-up). E.encyclopedia introduces Animal ($29.99, 8-up). New DK Biography titles are Albert Einstein and Harry Houdini ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-up). And Eyewitness continues with Food, Vietnam War and NASCAR ($15.99 each, 8-up).
Glitter Stickers shines on with Angel, Fairy, Princess and Witch and Wizard ($6.99 each, 2-5). DK Picture Stickers introduces Sharks, Springtime, Barnyard and Reptiles ($3.99 each, 5-8). Sticker Activity Books adds six titles by Jane Bull, including Dinosaur and Parties ($6.99 each, 5-8). There are five new Barbie Spanish and Bilingual Sticker Books ($6.99-$12.99 each, 5-8). Ultimate Sticker Books releases 12 titles, among them Ultimate Shabbat Sticker Book, Star Wars Episode III Ultimate Sticker Book and Chicken Little Ultimate Sticker Book ($6.99 each, 8-up). Joining Nature Activity are Bird-Watcher, Bug Hunter, Rock and Fossil Hunter and Star Gazer ($9.99 each, 8-up). And Voyage to the Planets and Beyond issues Sticker Book, Mission Report and 3-D Space Adventures ($6.99 each, 8-up).
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Little Tom Turkey ($15.95) by Frances Bloxam, illus. by Jim Sollers, introduces a young turkey determined to grow up to be an imposing gobbler. (3-up)
The Little Green Island with a Little Red House: A Book of Colors and Critters ($9.95) by Sharon Lovejoy is a rhyming rebus tale. (3-up)
The Live Bale of Hay: A Real Maine Adventure ($15.95) by Carol Shorey Dean, illus. by Sandra Dunn. Two girls are frightened when a hay bale turns out to be a black bear. (4-up)
The Boy Who Saved Christmas ($14.95) by Vincent McDonnell. A boy and his animal friends set out to rescue Santa. (7-12)
The Boss ($12.95) by Michael Smith tells of a 16-year-old explorer's adventures in the Antarctic. (7-12)
Race Against Time ($10.95) by Vincent McDonnell is a mystery tale set in the world of motor racing. (7-12)
Holly Pond Hill: A Child's Book of Bedtime Prayers ($9.99) by Paul Kortepeter, illus. by Susan Wheeler, features woodland creatures. (All ages)
Slippers at Home and Naptime for Slippers ($12.99 each) by Andrew Clements, illus. by Janie Bynum, are tales introducing a puppy and the four people who live in his house. (2-up)
The Great Easter Egg Hunt ($15.99) by Michael Garland challenges readers to find hidden objects and solve puzzles. (3-up)
Zinnia's Flower Garden ($14.99) by Monica Wellington examines the process of growing. (3-up)
Do Kangaroos Wear Seat Belts? ($15.99) by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Jane Manning. On a trip to the zoo, a toddler learns about the ways in which animals protect their young. (3-up)
Hey, Mama Goose ($15.99) by Jane Breskin Zalben, illus. by Emilie Chollat. Real estate agent Mother Goose helps fairy tale characters find new dwellings when the Old Woman tires of living in a shoe. (3-up)
Alexander's Pretending Day ($15.99) by Bunny Crumpacker, illus. by Dan Andreasen, is a story centering on an imaginative boy and his patient mother. (3-up)
Waggers ($16.99) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Jim Ishikawa. Why do puppies like to chase other dogs' tails? (3-up)
Do Your ABC's, Little Brown Bear ($15.99) by Jonathan London, illus. by Margie Moore. A bear and his father play games whose names begin with each alphabet letter. (3-up)
Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten ($16.99) by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff. Chaos reins in this teacher's classroom. (3-up)
Gomer and Little Gomer ($14.99) by R.A. Herman, illus. by Steve Haskamp, is a tale revealing the bond between a dog and his stuffed toy. (3-up)
If I Built a Car ($15.99) by Chris Van Dusen. The car Jack would like to build includes a snack bar and a robot driver. (3-up)
Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts ($15.99) by Gail Saltz, illus. by Lynne Cravath, celebrates the human body. (3-up)
The Milkman ($15.99) by Carol Foskett Cordsen, illus. by Douglas B. Jones, follows a milkman on his morning rounds. (3-up)
Emma in Charge ($12.99) by David McPhail. A bear shepherds her flock of toys through a busy day. (3-up)
This Little Pirate ($15.99) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Amy Walrod. Rival pig pirate bands star in this variation on "This Little Piggy." (3-up)
Faucet Fish ($15.99) by Fay Robinson, illus. by Wayne Anderson. Various fish wiggle out of Elizabeth's bathroom faucet. (3-up)
Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse ($16.99) by Judy Schachner recounts this Siamese kitty's adventure. (4-up)
The Matzo Ball Boy ($15.99) by Lisa Shulman, illus. by Roseanne Litzinger, offers a spin on the tale of the gingerbread man. (4-up)
Wild & Woolly ($15.99) by Mary Jessie Parker, illus. by Shannon McNeill, tells of the friendship between two very different sheep. (4-up)
The Amazing Adventures of Bathman! ($15.99) by Andrew Pelletier, illus. by Peter Elwell. Bathman must save Rubber Ducky before she disappears down the drain. (4-up)
Dad, Aren't You Glad? ($12.99) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Amy Wummer, shows what happens when a boy offers to help his father with his chores. (4-up)
Waiting for May ($16.99) by Janet Morgan Stoeke. A boy anticipates the arrival of his new baby sister, adopted from China. (4-up)
No Dogs Here! ($15.99) by Kathryn Hewitt. Bemoaning the unfairness of a "No Dogs Allowed" rule, three canines dress up and try to pass as people. (4-up)
Everybody Makes Mistakes ($15.99) by Christine Kole MacLean, illus. by C.B. Decker. While in "time out," Jack ponders the many mistakes the adults in his life have made. (4-up)
Pajama Day ($16.99) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Thor Wickstrom. It's pajama day in Mrs. Shepherd's classroom. (5-up)
Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dog ($15.99) by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy, illus. by Audrey Colman. Walter's hot air aids butterflies in distress. (5-up)
Dangerous Crossing: The Revolutionary Voyage of John Quincy Adams ($16.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Greg Harlin. Adams and his son cross the ocean to help the colonies win freedom. (6-up)
The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Dennis Nolan, reveals how Andersen's stories were inspired by his life experiences. (6-up)
Ogre Eats Everything ($14.99) by Bethany Roberts, illus. by Marsha Winborn. How does Mary Belle keep her unruly friend Ogre in line? (6-up)
Heron Cove ($15.99) by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur. A girl uncovers painful family history and finds the strength to help her relatives heal. (9-up)
Confessions of a Closet Catholic ($15.99) by Sarah Darer Littman. After Justine gives up being Jewish for Lent, she worries that her religious exploration is responsible for her beloved Bubbe's stroke. (10-up)
The Xanadu Adventure ($16.99) by Lloyd Alexander. Vesper Holly and her friends set out for the site of the legendary Troy. (10-up)
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt, with Sharon Draper. Three doctors who grew up in poor, single-parent homes tell how they made a pact to attend college and medical school. (10-up)
Americans Who Tell the Truth ($18.99) by Robert Shetterly profiles 50 individuals who weren't afraid to speak out. (10-up)
The Manny ($15.99) by Sarah Thomson. Justin takes a summer job as a nanny in order to meet girls. (12-up)
Dark Fusion: Dread Locks ($15.99) by Neal Shusterman is the tale of a girl who gradually turns people to stone. (12-up)
24 Girls in 7 Days ($15.99) by Alex Bradley tells what happens when Jack's friends place an ad in the school newspaper to find him a date for the prom. (14-up)
Looking for Alaska ($15.99) by John Green. At boarding school, a boy falls in love with an elusive girl. (14-up)
Sleep Rough Tonight ($16.99) by Ian Bone. A boy who is the class clown becomes apprentice to an ex-con. (14-up)
Pretty Things ($15.99) by Sarra Manning. Four actors in a summer theatre production of The Taming of the Shrew fall in and out of love and hate with each other. (14-up)
Hoofbeats starts up with Lara and the Gray Mare, Lara and the Moon-Colored Filly, Lara at the Athenry Castle and Lara at the Silent Place by Kathleen Duey ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 6-up). And Lowar's Blade Trilogy continues with The Secrets of Grim Wood by R.L. LaFevers ($15.99, 7-up).
Board Book Reprint
ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book by Alison Jay ($8.99, 1-up).
Baby's Day Board Books adds Goodnight Baby, Messy Baby and Playtime Baby by Francesca Allen and Felicity Brooks ($8.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Joining First Picture Board Books by Francesca Allen and Caroline Young are First Picture 123 and First Picture ABC, illus. by Jo Litchfield ($11.95 each, 9 mos.-up). New Luxury Touchy-Feely Board Books by Fiona Watt are Dinosaurs, Fairies and Mermaids ($15.95 each, 9 mos.-up). Little Luxury Touchy-Feely Board Books gains That's Not My Fairy by Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells ($9.95, 9 mos.-up). Watt's That's Not My Monster, illus. by Wells, joins Touchy-Feely Board Books ($7.95, 9 mos.-up). Chunky Board Books issues Cars, Creepy-Crawlies, Under the Sea and Wild Animals by Jo Litchfield ($4.95 each, 9 mos.-up). New Kid Kits are My Bathtime Kid Kit ($9.95, 10 mos.-up); Princess Things to Make and Do Kid Kit ($15.95, 6-up); First North American Dream Catcher Kid Kit and Beginners Dinosaurs Kid Kit ($9.95 each, 6-up); Midnight Horse Kid Kit ($10.95, 9-13); and World of the Microscope Kid Kit ($26.95, 10-up). Jigsaw Books welcomes Emergency, Tractors and Trains by Jo Litchfield ($7.95 each, 18 mos.-up). And Farmyard Tales Readers offers Complete Book of Farmyard Tales by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($24.95, 2-up).
Dinosaur, In the Nest and Rainy Day by Anna Milbourne are new to First Discovery ($9.95 each, 2-up). Stencil Book presents Stencil Book by Gillian Doherty and Jenny Tyler, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($9.95, 3-up). Nursery Rhymes introduces Little Book of Nursery Rhymes by Caroline Hooper and Emma Daynes ($6.95, 3-up). There are three new Luxury Lift-the-Flap Learners by Alastair Smith and Sarah Khan ($11.95 each, 3-up). First Stories presents Fairy Tales, Combined Vol. ($13.95) and Princess Stories, Combined Vol. ($12.95) by Heather Amery, illus. by Stephen Cartwright (3-up). Look and Say Board Books adds School by Jo Litchfield ($7.95, 3-up). The Ballet Treasury series gains Ballet Treasury by Susanna Davidson and Katie Daynes ($19.95, 3-up). Stories for Young Children releases Stories from India by Anna Milbourne, illus. by Linda Edwards ($16.95, 4-up). Children's Cooking serves up Easter Cooking by Rebecca Gilpin and Catherine Atkinson ($6.95 paper, 4-up); Little Round the World Cookbook—Internet Linked by Angela Wilkes and Fiona Watt ($7.95, 9-up); and Children's Cookbook by Gilpin ($18.95, 10-up). And among the 11 new Young Reading Gift Books are Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Snow Queen ($8.95 each, 5-12).
The Poems for Young Children series offers Poems for Young Children, compiled by Philip Hawthorn, illus. by Cathy Shimmen ($14.95, 5-up). Jigsaw Books presents Dinosaur Jigsaw Atlas by Alice Pearcy ($14.95, 5-up). Joining World of Animals is World of Animals—Internet Linked by Susanna Davidson and Mike Unwin ($19.95, 6-up). Famous Lives Gift Books welcomes Alexander the Great, Christopher Columbus, Cleopatra and Florence Nightingale ($8.95 each, 7-up). Archaeology—Internet Linked by Abigail Wheatley and Struan Reid is a new Archaeology title ($19.95, 7-up). Mysteries and Marvels issues Mysteries & Marvels of Science—Internet Linked by Phil Clarke, Laura Howell and Sarah Khan ($19.95, 8-12). Introduction to Art adds Introduction to Modern Art—Internet Linked by Rosie Dickens ($19.95, 8-up). True Adventure Stories offers True Adventure Stories, Combined Vol. by Paul Dowswell and Gill Harvey ($12.95, 9-up). Joining Introduction to Asia is Introduction to Asia—Internet Linked by Elizabeth Dalby ($17.95, 9-up). Stories from Shakespeare presents Stories from Shakespeare—Internet Linked by Anna Claybourne ($24.95, 10-up). And new to Art Ideas are Mini Art Ideas ($7.95) and Complete Book of Art Ideas, Combined Vol. ($39.95) by Fiona Watt (10-up).
1001 Things to Spot spies 1001 Bugs to Spot by Emma Helbrough ($6.95, 3-up). Songbooks chimes in with Farmyard Tales Songbook by Anthony Marks, illus. by Stephen Cartwright ($6.95, 3-up). Jobs People Do adds Daisy the Doctor and Sam the Chef by Felicity Brooks and Keith Newell ($6.95 each, 4-up). Activity Books presents seven new titles, including How to Draw Fairies and Mermaids, Sparkly Things to Make and Do and Valentine Things to Make and Do ($8.95 each, 4-up). Great Searches finds Great Castle Search by Jane Bingham ($7.95, 4-up). Young Reading Series 1 has six additions, including Elves and the Shoemaker, Ghosts and Sinbad; and Young Reading Series 2 gains six books, among them Canterville Ghost, House of Shadows and Stage Fright ($5.95 each, 5-12). Pirates CD Pack and Treasure Island CD Pack by Russell Punter and Angela Wilkes are new Young Reading CD Packs ($9.95 each, 5-12). And Young Puzzles continues with Puzzle Pyramid by Susannah Leigh ($6.95, 5-up).
Sticker Atlas of the World issues Sticker Atlas of the World—Internet Referenced by Stephanie Turnbull and Fiona Patchett ($8.95, 6-up). New Beginners titles are Ancient Greeks, Elizabeth I, Firefighters and Knights, by Turnbull and Katie Daynes ($4.95 each, 6-up). Easy Tunes offers Easy Guitar Tunes, Guitar Tunes for Children and Very Easy Guitar Tunes, by Anthony Marks ($8.95 each, 7-up). Victorians adds Victorians—Internet Linked by Ruth Brocklehurst ($8.95, 8-up). True Stories of Pirates by Lucy Lethbridge joins True Adventure Stories ($4.95, 9-up). Paperback Classics continues with Classic Horror, Combined Vol. by John Grant and Mike Stocks ($12.95, 9-up); and Moby Dick by Henry Brock ($4.95, 9-up). Geography presents Encyclopedia of World Geography—Internet Linked, Reduced Size by Gillian Doherty, Anna Claybourne and Susanna Davidson ($19.95, 9-up). New to Cut-Out Models is Make This Model Trojan Horse by Ian Ashman ($9.95, 9-up). And Facts of Life offers Babies by Susan Meredith and Robyn Gee ($7.95, 10-up).
Klimt and His Cat ($18) by Berenice Capatti, illus. by Octavia Monaco. Klimt's cat explores the life and work of this Viennese painter. (All ages)
At Jerusalem's Gate ($20) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by David Frampton. Poems and woodcut art focus on the first Easter. (All ages)
Circles of Hope ($16) by Karen Lynn Williams, illus. by Linda Saport. After many futile attempts to plant a tree in honor of his new baby sister, a Haitian boy finds a solution. (4-up)
Adam and Eve ($17) by Jane Ray recounts this biblical story. (5-up)
Georgia's Bones ($16) by Jen Bryant, illus. by Bethanne Andersen, chronicles the life of Georgia O'Keeffe. (6-up)
Glory by Nancy White Carlstrom, illus. by Debra Reid Jenkins ($8, 3-up); The Great Stone Face by Gary D. Schmidt, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($8, 6-up); and The Dog of Knots by Kathy Walden Kaplan ($7.50, 9-up).
ENCHANTED LION BOOKS (FSG, dist.)
History of Medicine adds four titles, Prehistoric and Egyptian Medicine, Greek and Roman Medicine, Medicine in the Middle Ages and History of Medicine, all by Ian Dawson ($19.95 each, 10-up). And Inside issues two titles, Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun by Jacqueline Morley, illus. by John James and Inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Mark Bergin ($19.95 each, 10-up).