Abrams pricks up its ears with Noises at Night by Beth Raisner Glass and Susan Lubner, illus. by Bruce Whatley, a bedtime tale; Albert the Slug and the First Day of School by Carey Armstrong-Ellis, a humorous picture book; My First Can You Find It Book: Indoors and My First Can You Find It Book: Outdoors, seek-and-find titles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Babar's World Tour by Laurent de Brunhoff, a new title that introduces different cultures and languages; and This Is the Way a Baby Rides by Susan Meyers, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, about the similarities between baby animals and baby humans.
Amulet crosses cultures for Learning Chinese by Joyce M. Lee, a debut novel about a 16-year-old Chinese-American girl's self-discovery; The Telling Pool by David Clement-Davies, an epic fantasy set in the third Crusade; and The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives; and The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley, the first titles in a middle-grade series about magical detective descendants of the Brothers Grimm.
AUGUST HOUSE/LITTLE FOLK
August House LittleFolk plans a purrfect list with Cool Cats Counting by Sherry Shahan, illus. by Paula Barragan, a poetic, bilingual counting book.
Bloomsbury stops the clock with The House That Got Stuck in Time by Dale Peck, a fantasy starring a family living in a magical house that doubles as a boat; The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Krupp by Rick Yancey, in which a bumbling 16-year-old gets swept into a fantastic quest; Akimbo and the Elephants by Alexander McCall Smith, illus. by LeUyen Pham, a tale first published in England 15 years ago, about a boy's efforts to save a herd of elephants; Dawn Undercover by Anna Dale, a novel filled with espionage and intrigue; and Kidogo by Anik McGrory, a picture book about finding one's place.
BRIGHT SKY PRESS
Bright Sky Press puts hand over heart for The Pledge of Allegiance by Barbara Clack, an illustrated history of the Pledge; Wild, Wild Birds by Roxie Munro, a collection of fun facts about birds; Smart Moves by Raymond Keene and Nancy Stewart, illus. by Roxie Munro, which teaches strategies and techniques of chess; baxter Barret Brown's Bass Fiddle Ranch by Tim McKenzie, illus. by Charles Shaw, in which cowboys discover the versatility of the fiddle; and Goodnight Cowboy, Cowboy Goodnight by Glenn Dromgoode, a western-style bedtime story.
Candlewick casts a spell with Wizardology, the secret manual of magic written by Merlin himself; Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen, first in a chapter-book series starring a lovable pig; Jazz ABZ by Wynton Marsalis, illus. by Paul Rogers, an alphabet-poetry book that pays tribute to 26 jazz legends; Sleep Tight, Little Bear by Martin Waddell, illus. by Barbara Firth, a bedtime story featuring this cuddly character; and Trot, Trot to Boston by Jane Yolen, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, an anthology of action rhymes, clapping games and nursery songs.
Marshall Cavendish rides the rails with Trains: Huffing! Puffing! Pulling! by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, a rhyming picture book; Grimericks by Susan Pearson, illus. by Gris Grimly, a collection of Halloween limericks; Witch Dreams by Vivian Vande Velde, in which a girl struggles to accept her psychic gift; Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy, a novel about a Holocaust survivor, told in verse; and How Do You Sleep? by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, illus. by Kristin Kest, an animal bedtime book.
Charlesbridge stirs a bubbly brew with Little Green Witch by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Martha Alexander, a witchy spin on "The Little Red Hen"; Yum! Yuck! by Linda Sue Park and Julia Durango, illus. by Sue Ramá, a lift-the-flap book exploring sounds from different languages and their meanings; A Mother's Journey by Sandra Markle, illus. by Alan Marks, in which a mother penguin seeks out food for her baby; Ace Lacewing by David Biedrzycki, all the buzz on a bug detective; and One Night in the Coral Sea by Sneed B. Collard III, illus. by Robin Brickman, about a mass spawning of corals on the Great Barrier Reef.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
Chicago Review Press is bug-eyed for Insectigations: 40 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Insect World by Cindy Blobaum, experiments and games for budding entomologists; Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas, 24 Activities by Carol Sabbeth, art activities inspired by these figures; and The Solar System for Kids: An Up-to-Date History of Exploration and Discovery with 21 Activities by Mary Kay Carson, a space-age volume.
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
Children's Book Press opens the door on The Closet Ghosts by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Shiraaz Bhabha, in which a girl addresses her fears when she moves into a new house; and Quinito's Neighborhood, illus. by Jose Ramirez, an early reader about a boy who appreciates the interconnectedness of his community.
Chronicle crosses over to The Other Side by Istvan Banyai, a picture book of twists in point of view; beyond the Great Mountains by Ed Young, a picture book meant to capture China's grace and majesty; Thirteen O'Clock by James Stimson, a spunky book of wordplay; Oaken Throne by Robin Jarvis, the second installment of the Deptford Histories fantasy novels; and The Nickelodeon Picture Dictionary, a language-building resource featuring Nick characters.
Chronicle/Seuil looks through a magnifying glass with Masterpieces Up Close by Clare d'Harcourt, which shows readers new ways of looking at the world's most famous paintings.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Cinco Puntos Press wades into fall with Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle, illus. by Jeanne Rorex Bridges, in which a Choctaw girl helps a runaway slave family cross the river to freedom in pre—Civil War Mississippi.
Clarion goes for the pot of gold with That's What Leprechauns Do, a picture bookby Eve Bunting, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully; bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Ho Baek Lee, a rhyming story about preparing a popular Korean dish; Pete the Sheep-Sheep by Jackie French, illus. by Bruce Whatley, a humorous animal tale; Lizzie Nonsense by Jan Ormerod, a picture-book set in Australia's pioneer days; and Children of the Great Depression, a photo-history by Russell Freedman.
Concordia tells it on the mountain with Bethlehem Night by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Gina Capaldi, a story about Jesus' birth; Sacred Songs of Christmas, an anthology of holiday readings and activities illus. by Nicole Wong and others; and The Shepherd's Christmas by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Dominic Catalano, about the shepherds' role in the Nativity story.
Dawn Publications visits West Virginia for John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver, illus. by Christopher Canyon, a picture-book interpretation of the song, packaged with a CD.
Dial roars with Lionboy: The Truth by Zizou Corder, the finale to the fantasy trilogy; Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner, in which a crew of lively snowmen celebrate the holiday; The Old African by Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney, a fable about slaves finding their way to freedom; I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, a fairy tale in which Coriander must choose between her London home and a magical world that needs her help; and He's Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson, an illustrated interpretation of the song.
Disney Press flits into fall with Disney Fairies: Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine, illus. by David Christiana, an illustrated novel starring Tinker Bell and her fairy friends; Chicken Little: Who's That Chicken? by Kirsten Larsen, an interactive storybook tie-in to the forthcoming CGI movie Chicken Little; Time for the Ball: Cinderella Clock and Storybook by Lara Bergen, packaged with a clock; Disney Villains Handbook by Jeff Kurti, a storybook featuring 10 Disney villains; and Disney Once Upon a Time: Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales Storybook Collection.
Disney Editions hoists the skull-and-crossbones with Pirates of the Caribbean—From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies by Jason Surrell, a chronicle of the evolution of the Johnny Depp film; The Stonecutter's Quill by Ridley Pearson, a novel in which five teens are pitted against Disney villains that threaten Walt Disney World and the real world; More Disney Treasures by Robert Tieman, featuring memorabilia from the Disney archives; and The Secrets of Disney's Glorious Gardens by Kevin Markey, a photo-illustrated landscape volume.
DISNEY/JUMP AT THE SUN
Jump at the Sun is sweet on Honey Bea by Kim Siegelson, a historical novel set in antebellum New Orleans; be LOVE: Baby Love and Be LOVE: Doing the Love Do by bell hooks, which explores the idea of love; and Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me by Ann Grifalconi, illus. by Jerry Pinkney, a picture book about family history.
Volo stands at attention for Captain Fact Creepy Crawly Adventure, a nonfiction title by Knife and Packer; Dragon Booster by James Gelsey, a new publishing program based on this animated TV series and game; W.I.T.C.H. #16: Path of Revengeand The W.I.T.C.H. Guide to Crushes, new in the witchy graphic novel series; and All That Glitters by Laura Dower, new to the Madison Finn series.
Dutton knits one with Chicks with Sticks: It's a Purl Thing by Elizabeth Lenhard, a YA novel about four girls in a knitting group; The Art of Reading by Reading Is Fundamental, illus. by a roster of 40 illustrators, a story collection to commemorate RIF's 40th anniversary; Second Sight by Gary Blackwood, an alternate history novel set in the time of Lincoln; Snowball Fight by Jimmy Fallon, illus. by Adam Stower, inspired by one of comedian Fallon's songs; and Chico by Sandra Day O'Connor, illus. by Dan Andreasen, the Supreme Court justice's tale of how her horse, Chico, once saved her on her family's ranch.
Eerdmans is in tune with The Song of Francis and the Animals by Pat Mora, illus. by David Frampton, about Saint Francis of Assisi; Music for the End of Time by Jen Bryant, illus. by Beth Peck, in which a composer in a German prison camp finds an opportunity to write music; When God Made the Dakotas by Timothy Kessler, illus. by Paul Morin, a Native American creation story; Not Exactly Normal by Devin Brown, in which 12-year-old Todd's journey of self-discovery; and The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Bee Willey, about the stories of Christ's lineage that are at the root of a woodcarver's work.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
FSG packs its bags for The Vacation by Polly Horvath, in which 12-year-old Henry's eccentric aunts take him on a cross-country trip; Carl's Sleepy Afternoon by Alexandra Day, the final book about the beloved Rottweiler; Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, a debut novel about a girl who has been killed and now must learn how to "live" in a different place; Full Service by Will Weaver, a YA novel set in 1965; and A Pipkin of a Pepper by Helen Cooper, about Duck's adventure-filled first trip to the city.
Frances Foster Books pulls up a patch of shade Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples, a novel set in Pakistan during the 2001 Afghan war; The Hidden Child by Isaac Millman, the author's experiences as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied France during WWII; Dark Angel by David Klass, in which a family secret disrupts 17-year-old Jeff's life; Defiance by Valerie Hobbs, a novel about a boy's strength during a battle with cancer; and The Great Blue House by Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben, about the (literally) wild off-season inhabitants of a summer house.
Melanie Kroupa Books courts Cupid with Happy Valentine's Day, Dolores by Barbara Samuels, about a mishap on the holiday; Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, illlus. by G. Brian Karas, in which Robert's appearance at his first grown-up party is wild fun; I Could Do That! by Linda Arms White, illus. by Nancy Carpenter, a picture-book biography of political activist Esther Morris; Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Childhood Sexual Abuse by Carolyn Lehman, written by survivors; and Sunny Boy! The Life and Times of a Tortoise by Candace Fleming, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf, narrated by a heroic tortoise and based on a true story.
R&S Books counts its chickens with Four Hens and a Rooster by Lena Landström, illlus. by Olof Landström, trans. by Joan Sandin, in which a barnyard bully gets his comeuppance; and benny's Had Enough! by Barbro Lindgren, illus. by Olof Landström, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, featuring Benny, who runs away from his mother at bathtime.
FIRST LIGHT PUBLISHING
First Light causes a flap with Something to Crow About by Brian Rock, illus. by John Moerner, about a rooster who changes the farm dynamic.
Getty flexes its muscles with Strong Stuff by John Harris, illus. by Gary Baseman, a zany retelling of the Labors of Herakles.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER PUBLISHING
Graphic Arts has a murder of the black-feathered kind on the mind with Ten Rowdy Ravens by Susan Ewing, illus. by Evon Zerbetz, a counting book.
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Grosset & Dunlap plays stationmaster with The Little Engine That Could: Ride Along with the Little Engine That Could, an interactive book; Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends: Miss Spider's Family Album by David Kirk, a board book about this character's clan; Dick and Jane: Dick and Jane Play School, illus. by Larry Ruppert, a novelty board book featuring a chalkboard and eraser; and The Wiggles: Go to Sleep, Jeff! A Bedtime Story, a book with CD containing two lullabies.
Groundwood signs, seals and delivers Christmas Postcards by Kevin Major, illus. by Bruce Roberts, an intergenerational holiday story; Caramba by Marie-Louise Gay, about a cat who wants to fly; Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell, illus. by Kim La Fave, an account of a Native girl's last days with her mother in Canada before leaving for residential school; Sah Haq'bal: White Flower by Victor Montejo, illus. by Rafael Yockteng, a new take on a classic Mayan fairy tale; and The Thumb on a Diamond by Ken Roberts, in which a ragtag youth baseball team makes it to the championship.
Harcourt prepares for yard work with Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, starring a man made of leaves; Santa Claus: The World's Number One Toy Expert by Marla Frazee, a playful glimpse into Santa's life; The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Janet Stevens, a picture book set in a prairie dog town; The Onts: Run, Shluffmuffins, Run! Book One by Dan Greenburg, first in a series about two orphans and a world of monsters; and London Calling by Edward Bloor, in which a teen is flung back in time to the bombing of London in 1940.
Gulliver Books takes a seat with baby Bear's Chairs by Jane Yolen, illus. by Melissa Sweet, a bedtime story; The Best Time of Day by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Bryan Langdo, a down-on-the-farm picture book; I Love You Dude by Vladimir Radunsky, in which shunned graffito Dude finds his place in the world; Joe Louis: America's Fighter by David A. Adler, illus. by Terry Widener, a picture-book biography; and Regarding the Trees: A Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise, a humorous mystery.
Red Wagon Books plays peek-a-boo with Who's Under That Hat?, a hide-and-seek book by David A. Carter and Sarah Weeks, as well as Spanish language board book editions of: Who Is the Beast? by Keith Baker, Who Hops? by Katie Davis, Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert and I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas.
HarperCollins is prepared for the worst with A Series of Unfortunate Events #12 by Lemony Snicket, which continues the plight of the Baudelaire children; The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, illus. by James Bennett, a picture-book take on the duo's classic character; Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose,a collection of 100 favorite rhymes; Step into Narnia: A Journey ThroughThe Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, a companion book for those too young to read the original novels; and Away in a Manger, illus. by Thomas Kinkade, which retells the hymn.
Avon gives fall some bite with Dangerous Girls #2: The Taste of the Night by R.L. Stine, about teenage vampires; Finding Katie by Anonymous, edited by Beatrice Sparks, the story of a teen from an abusive home and her journey through foster care; Warriors #6: The Darkest Hour by Erin Hunter, new to the fantasy series about warrior cats; and Mountain Mareand Firefly by Terri Farley, two installments in the Phantom Stallion series.
Joanna Cotler Books plays guessing games with Who's That Baby? by Sharon Creech, illus. by David Diaz, a picture book featuring poems and prose about new babies; Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Harry Bliss, the story of a spider whose best friend is a fly; Replay by Sharon Creech, a new novel from the Newbery Award winner; The Lamkins by Eve Bunting, a thriller; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box by Juan Felipe Herrera, a free-verse novel.
Eos does some fancy footwork with Dance of the Assassins by Hervé Jubert, first in the Devil's Dances trilogy featuring a reborn Jack the Ripper; World of Eldaterra, Vol. 1: The Dragon Conspiracy by P.R. Moredun, the debut in a trilogy about an evil league of dragons threatening Earth at the turn of the century; a paperback reprint of The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman; and The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Setin paperback by Garth Nix.
Laura Geringer Books puts on a party dress for If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond, a sequel to If You Give a Pig a Pancake; Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V. Hart, illus. by Brett Helquist, a swashbuckling adventure; Ariel by Tiffany Grace is a retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest; Saint Francis and the Wolf by Richard Egielski, a take on the post-9/11 world; and Algernon Graeves Is Scary Enough by Peter Bollinger, a Halloween tale.
Greenwillow calls a tow truck for Car Trouble by Jeanne DuPrau, a story about a teen who drives cross-country; In the Snow by Sharon Phillips Denslow, illus. by Nancy Tafuri, a picture book for the youngest of children; Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins, a novel about finding—and not finding—love; Leon and the Champion Chip by Allen Kurzweil, sequel to Leon and the Spitting Image; and The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney, first in a new series.
Katherine Tegen Books branches out with Christmas Tree! by Florence and Wendell Minor; Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown by Laura Elliott, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, a story about competition and sportsmanship; T. Rex Trick-or-Treat by Lois G. Grambling, illus. by Jack E. Davis, introduces a character who can't decide what to be for Halloween; and Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber is a gothic love story.
Tempest hits the highway with paperback reprints of Cruise Control by Terry Trueman, The Alison Rules by Catherine Clark, A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence, Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen; and Cobwebs by Karen Romano Young.
Trophy rakes it in with paperback reprints of Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Heartbeat by Sharon Creech, The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean; So B. It by Sarah Weeks; and Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker.
HarperKidsEntertainment launches an extensive line of movie tie-in books timed with the release of Disney/Walden Media's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Titles include illustrated beginning readers Tea with Mr. Tumnusand Welcome to Narnia; and The Movie Storybook classic keepsake edition.
Holiday House finds things just right with Three Bears' Christmas by Kathy Duval, illus. by Paul Meisel, in which somebody has been eating Little Bear's Christmas cookies; Where Crocodiles Have Wings by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Bob Barner, a topsy-turvy picture book; Pizza for the Queen by Nancy Castaldo, illus. by Mélisande Potter, a comic account of the invention of this popular food; Dinosaur Discoveries by Gail Gibbons, a guide to the prehistoric world; and First Snow by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sebastian Braun, a picture book starring a curious rabbit.
Henry Holt has fall's number with Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard by Laurie Keller, in which numbers have all sorts of nifty uses besides counting; The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming, a cumulative picture book about the season; Rosa Parks by Nikki Giovanni, illus. by Bryan Collier, a picture-book portrait; Liberty Rising by Pegi Deitz Shea, illus. by Wade Zahares, a picture book featuring the Statue of Liberty; and The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson, in which a girl giant travels down the beanstalk to Earth.
Houghton Mifflin puts icing on the cake with The Bake Shop Ghost by Jacqueline K. Ogburn, illus. by Marjorie Priceman, in which a cranky ghost haunts the bake shop she used to own; Eddie's Kingdom by D.B. Johnson, a picture book about helping quarreling neighbors get along; Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins, a book about measuring up, a sequel to Actual Size; New Boy by Julian Houston, a debut novel about a black teen attending a white boarding school in the 1950s; and Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, illus. by Amanda Hall and Stephanie Cooper, a first novel.
Graphia sharpens its No. 2 pencil for Zen in the Art of the SAT: How to Think, Read, and Focus on Tests by Matt Bardin and Susan Fine; Open the Unusual Door: True Life Stories of Adventure and Achievement by Black Americans, edited by Barbara Summers, an essay collection culled from the autobiographies of prominent figures; A Certain Shade of Light by Laura Whitcomb, a supernatural love story from the perspective of a long-dead young woman; and I Just Hope It's Lethal: Poems of Sadness, Madness, and Joy by Liz Rosenberg and Deena November, an anthology that includes classics and poems by teens.
Walter Lorraine Books calls it a night with Lights Out by Arthur Geisert, in which a piglet cleverly delays his bedtime; Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, about penguins in competition; The Kamishibai Man by Allen Say, featuring a village's revered storyteller; The Warthog's Tale by Debby Atwell, the exploits of a bossy little witch; and The Finest Christmas Tree in the Forest by John and Ann Hassett, about a discerning Christmas tree farm customer.
Hyperion walks the runway with Fashion Kitty by Charise Mericle Harper, a graphic novel starring a stylish feline superheroine; A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children by Caroline Kennedy, illus. by Jon J Muth, an anthology; Amazing Grace by Megan Shull about a teenage tennis prodigy; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, about a little monster who has lost his scaring skills; and Hanukkah, Shmanukkah! by Esme Raji Codell, illus. by LeUyen Pham, a humorous Jewish version of A Christmas Carol.
Miramax gets the royal treatment with The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik, about an American boy in Paris leading a battle against evil; The Mismantle Chronicles Book One: Urchin of the Riding Stars by M.I. McAlliser, illus. by Omar Rayyan, a fantasy starring a heroic orphaned squirrel; The Other Place: Book Three of the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud featuring young magician Nathaniel and his djinni, Bartimaeus; The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth by Eoin Colfer, a comical adventure involving a seaside ghost; and the paperback reprint of The Golem's Eye: Book Two of the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud.
Kane Press has something to whine about with Carl the Complainer by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Mac and the Messmaker by Iris Hudson, illus. by Jerry Smath and Movin' On In by Taylor Jordan, illus. by Amy Wummer, all Social Studies Connects books; Science Solves It! The Longest Yawn by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Blanche Simms; and Math Matters: Super Specs by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Barry Gott.
Kane/Miller is living lush with This Is the Oasis by Miriam Moss, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway, a description of the deserts and oases in Northern Africa; I Want My Tooth by Tony Ross, in which the princess loses her first tooth; and Dougal, the Garbage Dump Bear by Matt Dray, a photographic picture book based on a true story about neglected stuffed animals.
Kar-Ben greets the season with My First Hebrew Word Book by Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler, illus. by Pépi Marzel; The Story of Ruth by Maxine Rose Schur, illus. by Gwen Connelly, a picture-book version of the Bible story; The Dinosaur of Hanukkah by Diane Levin Rauchwerger, illus. by Jason Wolff, in which a mischievous dinosaur causes a holiday commotion; bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake by Kelly Terwilliger, illus. by Phyllis Hornung, a tasty tale of this holiday; and It's Tu B'Shevat by Edie Stoltz Zolkower, illus. by Richard Johnson, in which a boy and his family celebrate the "Birthday of the Trees."
Kids Can braces itself for The Plague by Clem Martini, book two of Feather and Bone: the Crow Chronicles; Mixed Beasts by Kenyon Cox, illus. by Wallace Edwards, a whimsical gallery of mixed-up creatures; Earth to Audrey by Susan Hughes, illus. by Stephane Poulin, about the new girl in the Ray's neighborhood; Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made by Bill Slavin, a closer look at ordinary objects; and InJEANuity by Ellen Warwick, illus. by Bernice Lum, a how-to book launching the Planet Girl series.
Lectorum gets in the swim with the Spanish-language edition of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
LEE & LOW
Lee & Low does a sun salute for The Yoga Tree by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Ruth Jeyaveeran, in which the practice of yoga helps a young Asian Indian—American's self-esteem; Around the World by John Coy, illus. by Antonio Reonegro and Tom Lynch, a graphic-novel—style story centered on basketball; Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Randy DuBurke, a childhood biography of Marcenia Lyle, the first female member of a Negro League baseball team; The Have a Good Day Café by Frances Park and Ginger Park, illus. by Katherine Potter, about an immigrant family's food cart business; and Shanghai Messenger by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ed Young, in which a Chinese-American girl travels to China to meet her relatives.
Carolrhoda blows out the candles for Happy Birthday, Mallory by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz, about a girl's special ninth birthday; badness for Beginners: A Little Wolf and Smellybreff Adventure by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tony Ross, in which Dad Wolf tries to impart badness to his cubs; I'm Not Afraid of This Haunted House by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Teresa Murfin, starring brave Simon Lester; Noel by Tony Johnston, illus. by Cheng-Khee Chee, a Christmas picture book; and Think Big! by Nancy Carlson, about a short boy who longs to be tall.
LernerSports puts the pedal to the metal for biographies of race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., NBA star LeBron James and NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Tom Brady, all written by Jeff Savage.
Little, Brown sees the future with Foretelling by Alice Hoffman, a YA novel about a girl in an Amazonian-warrior-like society; What's with This Room? by Tom Lichtenheld, spotlighting a kid's messy bedroom; Printer's Devil by Paul Bajoria, a historical fantasy of mystery, murder and mayhem; and The It Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar, first in a new series about the scandals of boarding school, a Gossip Girl spinoff.
Megan Tingley Books sends a postcard with Toot & Puddle: Wish You Were Here by Holly Hobbie, about Toot's trip to Wildest Borneo; You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Michael Emberley, third in this series; A City Christmas Tree by Rebecca Bond, a celebration of how a special tree makes the holiday; Jump Up! by Dan Zanes, illus. by Donald Saaf, a picture book packaged with a five-song CD by kids' rocker Zanes; and Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, a debut novel about a teen girl in love with a dashing vampire.
Luna Rising introduces itself with My Name Is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral by Monica Brown, illus. by John Parra, a bilingual biography of this poet and teacher.
MacAdam/Cage looks to the night sky for reissues of Midnight Moon by Clyde Watson, illus. by Susanna Natti, about a visit from the Sandman; and The Strange Appearance of Howard Cranebill by Henrik Drescher, in which Mr. and Mrs. Cranebill discover a lovable but very long-nosed baby on their doorstep.
MERCURY JUNIOR BOOKS
Mercury Junior Books makes a splash with Get Inside the Sea by Bob Harvey, a concertina-style interactive book; Picture Dictionary: A First See-and-Say Book by Felicia Law, illus. by Paula Knight, a concept book; The Ugly Duckling, which joins the Classic Fairy Tales series; Medical Marvel,new to Crafty Inventions; and bright Light Bedtime Stories by Enid Blyton contains 16 stories and a built-in light.
Millbrook gets out the paper and glue for Things to Make for Your Doll by Kathy Ross, illus. by Elaine Garvin, containing 20 projects; All-Girl Crafts by Kathy Ross, illus. by Elaine Garvin, a craft book for an all-girl get-together; Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning About Community Workers by Kathy Ross, illus. by Jan Barger; and Unlikely Pairs: Fun with Famous Works of Art by Bob Raczka, which features 28 works of art.
THE NEW YORK REVIEW CHILDREN'S COLLECTION
New York Review Children's Collection licks its paws for reissues of Jenny's Moonlight Adventureand The Hotel Cat, two cat-centric picture books by Esther Averill.
Nomad Press travels through time with Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Ancient Greece by W. Eric Martin, Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Ancient Rome by Rachel Dickinson; and Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Lauri Berkenkamp, all of which feature hands-on activities.
PEACE HILL PRESS
Peace Hill Press asks questions with two titles in the Who in the World series: Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer? The Story of Johannes Gutenberg by Robert Beckham, illus. by Jed Mickle; and Who in the World Was the Unready King? The Story of Ethelred by Connie Clark, illus. by Jed Mickle.
Peachtree wags its tail for Dog Sense by Sneed B. Collard III, a novel about a boy and his Frisbee-catching border collie; Little Rabbit Runaway by Harry Horse, in which a bunny discovers running away from home is not the answer; A Thump from Upstairs by Richard Keep, a picture book about Mr. Boo and his wise cat; Anna's Blizzard by Alison Hart, a historical fiction adventure set in the 19th century; and Journey to Gold Mountain by Li Keng Wong, about the author's immigration to America through California's Angel Island.
Firebird blazes into fall with paperback reissues of The Tales of the Otori: Grass for His Pillow: Episode 1 (Lord Fujiwara's Treasure)and Episode 2 (The Way Through the Snow) by Lian Hearn; The Neverending Story by Michael Ende; The Safe-Keeper's Secret by Sharon Shinn; and Waters Luminous and Deep by Meredith Ann Pierce.
Razorbill gets the heart pounding with bloodline by Kate Cary, a romantic epic about Dracula's descendents; Peeps by Scott Westerfeld, a darkly humorous tale about the origin of a mythical monster; Teach Me by Russell Nelson, about a teenager's love affair with her teacher and its consequences; True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Morgan Carter, in which a teen star decides to spend a year incognito in middle America; and Chalice of Wind, the first installment in a new series by Cate Tiernan.
Speak sets sail with two new additions to the Students Across the Seven Seas travel abroad series; T.C. Boyle Story Collection, with selections that have appeal for teens; The Unseen 1: It Begins, first in a new horror series by Richie Tankersley Cusick; Song of an Innocent Bystander by Ian Bone, a psychological thriller; and the Anthony Horowitz Boxed Set, containing the first three books in the Alex Rider series.
Philomel charts a course with So You Want to Be an Explorer? by Judith St. George, illus. by David Small, a celebration of explorers famous and not; You Are My Miracle by Maryann Cusimano Love, illus. by Satomi Ichikawa, a tender Christmas story; the classic The Little Engine That Could, retold by Watty Piper, illus. by Loren Long; The Great Tree of Avalon: Book II: Shadows on the Stars by T.A. Barron, set in Arthurian times; and Mr. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller, starring Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her farm animals.
PLUM BLOSSOM BOOKS
Plum Blossom Books harvests a taste of fall with The Coconut Monk by Thich Nhat Hanh, illus. by Vo-Dinh Mai, about a Vietnamese monk who got a cat and mouse to live together in harmony.
PRICE STERN SLOAN
Price Stern Sloan combs its hair for Class Picture Day by Wendy Wax, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, an interactive storybook and illustrated photo album; Kyla May Miss. Behaves Live Onstage by Kyla May, an imaginative adventure; Reindeer by Salina Yoon, a holiday board book/ornament; and Rub-a-Dub-Dub... Three Pigs in a Tub by Charles Reasoner, a picture book.
Puffin follows the yellow brick road with Puffin Graphics:The Wizard of Oz, a graphic novel adaptation of the classic, and reprints of baloney, Henry P. by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith; LionBoy: The Chase by Zizou Corder; The Real Lucky Charm by Charisse K. Richardson; and Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.
Putnam draws up a lesson plan with The Seven Professors of the Far North by John Fardell, in which three children travel to the Arctic to rescue their uncle from a mad scientist; Honey, Honey... Lion! by Jan Brett, starring a honeyguide bird; Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Tomie dePaola, an illustrated collection of everyday angels who help kids; Peace One Day by Jeremy Gilley, the story of how one person can make a difference in achieving world peace; and Timothy Tugbottom Says No! by Anne Tyler, illus. by Mitra Modarressi, in which a stubborn boy discovers that change can be good.
Random House sets the table for The Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner by Charles Santore, an original folktale; The Best Time to Read by Debbie Bertram, illus. by Michael Garland, in which a boy is eager to share his newly acquired reading skills with his busy family; Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illus. by S.D. Schindler, about a cat who joins other rescued animals living in a New England barn; Sam Katz on the Loose! by Frank Radice and Vida Radice, illus. by Charles Fazzino, featuring the adventures of a curious kitty; and The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis, a novel about two orphan sisters in the Wild West.
Delacorte plays wiseguy with Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family by Steven R. Schirripa and Charles Fleming, a middle-grade novel about the goomba life; Chloe Leiberman (Sometimes Wong) by Carrie Rosten, about a fashion-fanatic teen; Code Orange by Caroline Cooney, a thriller; Rebel Angels by Libba Bray, a companion to A Great and Terrible Beauty; and The Nannies by Melody Mayer, first in a series about three girls who become nannies to L.A.'s richest, most powerful families.
Laurel-Leaf takes aim at the season with fall reprints of Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, See You Down the Road by Kim Ablon Whitney, Colibri by Ann Cameron, Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli and brian's Hunt by Gary Paulsen.
RANDOM HOUSE/DELL YEARLING
Yearling crosses its heart for reprints of Swear to Howdy by Wendelin Van Draanen, Maggie's Door by Patricia Reilly Giff, The Fire-Eaters by David Almond, bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami and The Various by Steve Augarde.
Disney gets a whiff of fall with The Fairest Scents of All, a scratch-and-sniff collection of princess stories; Santa's Toy Shop, adapted by Al Dempster, a holiday tale adapted from a 1932 short film; and Disney's Chicken Little: A Read-Aloud Storybook, a tie-in to the forthcoming feature film.
Doubleday serves up hot cocoa for Winter Friends by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, a story in poems about a snowy day in the city; Jerusalem Sky by Mark Podwal, poems and art that celebrate this holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims; and Kate, the Cat, and the Moon by David Almond, illus. by Stephen Lambert, the nighttime adventures of a girl who changes into a cat.
David Fickling Books hangs a wanted poster for Outlaw Varjak Paw by SF Said, illus. by Dave McKean, starring the blue-eyed Mesopotamian cat with the Seven Skills; The Edge Chronicles #5: The Last of the Sky Chroniclesand The Edge Chronicles #6: Vox by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, which continue the fantasy-adventure in the Deepwoods; and bing: Swingand bing: Yuck by Ted Dewan, picture books featuring young bunny Bing.
Golden Books scurries into fall with Mouse in the House by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Laura Ovresat, a finger-puppet book in which a mouse welcomes children to his house; Happily Ever After: A Barbie Movie Storybook Collection by Robert Sauber, Joel Spector and Lisa Falkenstern, retellings of all the Barbie fantasy films, including Rapunzel; and best Loved Little Golden Books Boxed Set, a six-book collection containing The Color Kittensand Mister Dog.
Knopf bounces on the back seat with Are We There Yet? by David Levithan, about a family that tries to repair broken relationships during a trip to Italy; Anne Frank by Josephine Poole, illus. by Angela Barrett, a picture-book biography; Eldest by Christopher Paolini, sequel to Eragon; Flush by Carl Hiaasen, a humorous ecologically-sound novel; and The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman, illus. by Peter Bailey, a fast-paced tale.
Reader's Digest gets cozy with Mama and Me by Mara Van Fleet, illus. by Claudine Gevry, a picture book about an elephant family; If I Were a Kite by Wendy Wax, illus. by Rob Heffernan, in which a boy imagines soaring above the beach; Sesame Street: Elmos's Easy as ABC, a lift-the-flap concept book packaged with a DVD; Fisher-Price Baby's Animals Flash Cards & DVD, an interactive learning kit; and What I Like About Me, a book that celebrates individuality.
Revell checks the mirror with Girlfriend, You Are a B.A.B.E. by Andrea Stephens, first in a self-esteem-boosting series for girls.
Rising Moon looks high and low for Desert Opposites, about concept book starting desert animals; and Josefina Javelina: A Hairy Tale by Susan Lowell, illus. by Bruce MacPherson, a romp about a javelina who wants to be a ballerina.
Roaring Brook makes some noise with Carolinda Clatter by Mordicai Gerstein, in which a fearless girl threatens to wake a long-sleeping giant; Clara and Asha by Eric Rohmann, a picture book about friendship; bad Baby by Ross MacDonald, in which Jack's baby sister just keeps growing and growing; The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming: Book II of the Brotherhood of the Conch by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, set in the India of Moghul times; and Walter Was Worried by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, an interactive alphabet book that also focuses on feelings and elements of weather.
Running Press rolls out the blueprints with Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book by Steven Caney, a guide to architecture that includes 200 building projects; Applebee Cats Pop-up Books by David Pelham, a new series; Aesop's Fables, illus.by Christopher Wormell; Mega Monsters; Heavy Duty Dump Truck, an interactive book that shows how a dump truck works; and Farting Fred and the Dog Show by Sam Lloyd, which comes packaged with a whoopee cushion.
Scholastic doesn't care if it's Chinatown or Riverside with New York State of Mind by Billy Joel, illus. by Izak Zenou, a picture-book edition of the Piano Man's song; Nacho and Lolita by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Claudia Rueda, a love story about a tiny swallow and a large pitacoche bird; The Young Hans Christian Andersen by Karen Hesse, illus. by Erik Blegvad, a picture-book biography; A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin, the tale of a dog's survival and friendships; and The Circle Reforged by Tamora Pierce, a continuation of the Circle of Magic quartet.
Scholastic Paperbacks puts fall behind it with buttageddon by Andy Griffiths, starring Zach Freeman the butt fighter; Oh, Baby! by R. Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour, in which Abby and Jamie become big-city nannies; Raven Hill Mystery #1—2 by Emily Rhoda, kicking off a new crime-busting series; Queen Bee by Chynna Clugston-Major, a super-power graphic novel about the middle-school social hive; and It's Happy Bunny #3: What's Your Sign? by Jim Benton, a snarky astrology book.
SCHOLASTIC/BLUE SKY PRESS
blue Sky Press licks its chops with How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, which emphasizes table manners; David Smells! A Diaper David Book by David Shannon, in which the trouble-making toddler discovers the five senses; The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood and Bruce Wood, a cumulative picture book about colors; Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus by Dav Pilkey and Martin Ontiveros; and The Dream Police by Abby Klein, latest in the Ready, Freddy! series starring first-grader Freddy Thresher.
Cartwheel buzzes by with Hi, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold, a book for new readers; Princess: A Royal Musical Jewelry Box and Library, featuring jewelry and three princess stories; Can You See What I See? The Night Before Christmas by Walter Wick features hidden objects in the art; Penelope in the Winter by Anne Gutman, illus. by Georg Hallensleben, a pull-tab book starring a blue koala; and Once There Was a Christmas Tree by Jerry Smath, a holiday story about sharing.
The Chicken House dons its armor for The Knight Who Took All Day by James Mayhew, in which a vain knight takes too long to prepare for battle; Inkspell by Cornelia Funke, sequel to Inkheart, in which a magical book's characters come to life; Peter Raven Under Fire by Michael Molloy, a high-seas adventure; Tell Me What You See by Zoran Drvenkar, a novel of supernatural terror; and The Girl with the Broken Wing by Heather Dyer, illus. by Peter Bailey, about the angel who crash-lands in the lives of twins James and Amanda.
Arthur A. Levine Books walks the plank with The Pirate Princess by Neil Philip, illus. by Mark Weber, a collection of seven mythical tales; Ella Takes the Cake by Carmela and Steven D'Amico, in which a small elephant tries to prove she can be helpful; Standford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee, in which the star of Millicent Min, Girl Geniusruns into tutoring trouble; Eating Up Gladys by Margo Zemach, illus. by Kaethe Zemach, a tale of the authors' three daughters; and A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma, a look at the life cycle of a tree.
Orchard lathers up with beasty Bath by Robert Neubecker, in which bathtime reveals a monster's true colors; A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper, in which a parent and child take in the nighttime sounds of their neighborhood; Children of the Lamp #2: The Blue Djinn of Babylon by P.B. Kerr, about John and Philippa's new djinn adventures; Land of Elyon #2: Beyond the Valley of the Thorns by Patrick Carman, in which Alexa battles a mysterious evil force; and Poison by Chris Wooding, featuring a girl who must rescue her sister from mean-spirited fairies.
Scholastic Reference sports a hard hat for built to Last: Building America's Amazing Bridges, Dams, Tunnels and Skyscrapers by George Sullivan; The First Americans: The Story of Where They Came from and Who They Became by Anthony Aveni, illus. by S.D. Nelson, which explores the cultures of early North American settlers; Scholastic Atlas of the Earth; Egypt: In Spectacular Cross-Section by Stewart Ross, illus. by Stephen Biesty; and Scholastic Book of World Records 2006 by Jennifer Morse.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Simon & Schuster has a rawther glitzy fall with Eloise in Hollywood based on the character created by Kay Thompson, illus. by Hilary Knight, in which Eloise visits La-La Land; Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the field guide found by the Grace children in the Spiderwick series; Jay Leno's Big Book of Side-Splitting, Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes by Jay Leno, illus. by S.B. Whitehead, a compendium of original material and some joke-telling tips; Lunch Money by Andrew Clements, illus. by Brian Selznick, about money, friends and what it means to be a success; and Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake" by John Lithgow, illus. by Jack E. Davis, in which the characters from Marsupial Sue put on a play.
Aladdin is seeing double with new bobbsey Twins Ready-to-Reads by Laura Lee Hope, illus. by Chuck Pyle, culled from the beloved original series and reprints of Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss, illus. by Marjorie Priceman; My Teacher Is an Alienseries by Bruce Coville, Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix; and Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse, illus. by Kim McGillivray.
Atheneum spells it out with Click Clack ABC by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, featuring the farm critters from Click Clack Moo; Sugarloaf by Peter Reynolds, about a very little girl with a very big imagination; and 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo, a prize-winning journalist's account.
Richard Jackson Books gives its sweet tooth a workout with The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet, in which a grumpy ghost is on a mission to find this dessert; When the Library Lights Go Out by Megan McDonald, illus. by Katherine Tillotson, about three story-time puppets gone wild after-hours; New York Is English by Chris Raschka, a look at what makes the United States colorful and unique; and Wrecked by E.R. Frank, about the devastating aftermath of a fatal car accident.
Anne Schwartz Books decks the halls with Olivia Does Christmas by Ian Falconer, starring the popular piglet; Sleeping Bobby by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne, illus. by Giselle Potter, a role-reversal of Sleeping Beauty; One Upon a Time, The End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) by Geoffrey Kloske, illus. by Barry Blitt, a subversive anthology of abbreviated fairy tales for bedtime; and Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life by Candace Fleming, profiling this first lady.
Ginee Seo Books doesn't want apologies for Inexcusable by Chris Lynch, a novel about date rape—from the accused's point of view; Totally Joe by James Howe, about a boy's coming out and coming of age; Sign of the Raven by Julie Hearn, in which a boy travels back to 18th-century England; and Search and Destroy by Dean Hughes, about a young man who enlists in the army at the height of the Vietnam war.
Little Simon is late leaving the ball with Cinderella by Matthew Reinhart, a Classic Collectible pop-up; One Red Dot by David A. Carter, a search-and-find counting pop-up; The Christmas Pop-up Present by Paul Bracegirdle, illus. by Susan Mitchell, paper engineering by Rives, a brainteaser-type novelty book; Winter's Tale by Robert Sabuda, an original winter-wonderland pop-up creation, and The Bobbsey Twins and the Ghost in the Attic, adapted by Marc Cheshire, illus. by Larry Rupert, new storybook spin-offs for younger readers.
S&S/LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
Little Simon Inspirations offers up Ava, the One and Only, illus. by Maryn Roos, I'm Good at Being Me, illus. by Renee Graef, Finding the Golden Ruler, illus. by Felicia Hoshino, and What Makes God Smile?, illus. by Philomena O'Neill, four Christian storybooks about life lessons by Karen Hill; and Jesus Loves Me: Lullabies for Babies,a book-with-CD containing Bible quotations and 20 original songs.
Margaret K. McElderry Books carries a tune with Where Did They Hide My Presents? Silly Dilly Christmas Songs by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, a humorous take on caroling; Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman, a holiday story; The Flowing Queen by Kai Meyer, first in a new fantasy trilogy; The Return of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. Moses, in which Pattie Mae learns about herself and her ancestors; and black Powder by Station Rabin, a time-travel thriller focusing on the invention of gunpowder.
Simon Pulse goes undercover with CHERUB, a new series about teen spies fighting terrorism for the MI5; A Novel Idea by Aimee Friedman, about a book-group romance; Seven Deadly Sins by Robin Wasserman, beginning a new series in which seven teens fall prey to seven sins; and paperback reprints of One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones and Godless by Pete Hautman.
Simon Spotlight shines on a passel of tie-ins to Nickelodeon TV and movie properties: baby Nick Jr.: In the High Chair by Sonali Fry; baby Nick Jr.: Shake, Rattle and Roll by Catherine Lukas; backyardigans: Ready or Not, Here I Come! by Janice Burgess, illus. by Gary Hunt; LazyTown: LazyTown Sports Day! by Magnús Scheving; and The Barnyard: The Barnyard Movie Novelization by Tom Mason and Dan Danko.
Paula Wiseman Books takes the field with Game Day by Tiki and Ronde Barber, with Robert Burleigh, illus. by Barry Root, a picture book set in these NFL stars' childhood; Our Fifty States by Lynne Cheney, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, a picture-book tour of the country; Double Pink by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Bruce Ingman, about a girl who loves the color pink; Mission Spy Force: In Search of the Time and Space Machine by Deborah Abela, illus. by George O'Connor, first in a series starring an 11-year-old super spy; and Amelia's Sixth-Grade Notebook by Marissa Moss, first in a new middle-grade series about Amelia.
Tanglewood dons a gown for In Style with Grandma Antoinette by Judith Caseley.
Starscape opens its wallet to Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, first in a new series that puts a spin on the Pied Piper legend; The Invasion of the Road Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar, a story collection; The Skyborn by Paul Collins, in which Welkin must protect his Earth friends from his Skyborn brethren; and fall reprints The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator and The Web: Lightstorm by Peter F. Hamilton.
Tor Teen watches the clock with Out of Time by John Marsden, first in a time-travel adventure series; and The Borriblesand The Borribles Go for Broke by Michael de Larrabeiti, reissues of these titles about a race of scruffy, pointy-eared outcasts in London.
Tricycle tosses up Salad People by Mollie Katzen, a new collection of vegetarian recipes for kids; The Paper Princess Flies Again by Elisa Kleven, in which the Paper Princess and her dog embark on adventures in Mexico; Space Station Mars by Daniel San Souci, about Danny's space-station clubhouse and the aliens spotted in the neighborhood; Why Explore? by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Enrique Moreiro, about the wonder of this endeavor; and Wild Fibonacci! by Joy Hulme, illus. by Carol Schwartz, which reveals the Fibonacci sequence across the animal kingdom.
Tundra dives into fall with Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai, a YA novel about forbidden first love; Ingrid and the Wolves by André Alexis, in which a girl discovers a terrifying and enchanting heritage; ABC English, Español, Français by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Tom Slaughter, a multilingual alphabet book; Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead by Arthur Slade, illus. by Derek Mah, a compendium for monster lovers; and The Mona Lisa Caper by Rick Jacobson, illus. by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson, based on the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911.
Viking imagines fall with John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge, a biography of the Beatle; Kibbitzers and Fools by Simms Taback, a collection of tales of universal foolishness; Madeline at the Zoo by John Bemelmans Marciano, a new Madeline board book; Vile Verses by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, Lane Smith, Lauren Child and others, a new edition; and Angelina at the Palace by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, a new outing for the mouse ballerina.
Warne takes a nibble out of fall with Peter Rabbit's Touch and Feel Book, illus. by Beatrix Potter; Hop, Wriggle, Dance Peter Rabbit, a board book; as well as Flower Fairy Friends Forever book and locket and Flower Fairy Musical Treasure Chest.
Watson-Guptill lets it all hang out with Express Yourself! Activities and Adventures in Expressionism by Joyce Raimondo; The Wedding: An Encounter with Jan van Eyck by E.M. Rees and Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo by Laban Carrick Hill, a look at these two artists; InSPAration: A Teen's Guide to Healthy Living Inspired by Today's Top Spas by Mary Beth Sammons and Samantha Moss; and KnitGrrl by Shannon Okey, an introduction to knitting.
Walrus Books hangs ten with Take It to the Extreme #5: Surf Zone by Pam Withers about a teen scuba-diving misadventure; Jane Ray's Wild Animal Rescue #1: Flight or Fight by D.A. Haynes, about a girl who challenges a corporation over its environmental negligence; Eleven Lazy Llamas by Dianna Bonder, a picture book about these creatures; Wild Beginnings #3: A Cougar Cub's First Year by Rebecca LGrambo, a blend of fact and fiction; and Mustang Mountain #9: Dark Horse by Sharon Siamon, about Becky's first endurance horse race.
Zonderkidz ladles out Christmas Soup by Phyllis Dooley, illus. by Alice Faye Duncan; Dial "M" for Mercy by Doug Peterson; Willow Creek: Breaking Out of the Bungle Bird by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Pete Whitehead; Helping Kids Heal: My Baby Sister Is a Preemie by Diana Amadeo, illus. by Cheri Bladholm; and Traditions of Faith; Stefcia and the Manger Straw by Virginia Kroll.