FARCOUNTRY PRESS (406-444-5100)
Going to Yellowstone! ($12.95) by Peter and Connie Roop spotlights the animals, explorers, native tribes and geology of this national park. (8-up)
Going Along the Emigrant Trail ($12.95) by Barbara Fifer tracks emigrants' journeys across the plains to the Rocky Mountains. (8-up)
Who Pooped in the Park? continues with Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Steve Kemp, illus. by Robert Rath; and Rocky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon National Park by Gary Robson, illus. by Elijah Brady Clark ($9.95 each, 4-9).
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
My Mom ($16) by Anthony Browne. The author of My Dad pays tribute to moms. (All ages)
Diddle, Diddle Dumpling and Little Miss Muffet ($5.95 each) by Tracey Campbell Pearson are board books presenting these nursery rhymes with multicultural characters and contemporary settings. (1-4)
Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack ($16) by Lyn Rossiter McFarland, illus. by Jim McFarland. A mouse helps himself to a feast rather than a snack in this counting book. (3-6)
The Whole Green World ($15) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Elisa Kleven, rounds up poems and collages celebrating all that beautifies the earth. (3-6)
Jitterbug Jam ($16) by Barbara Jean Hicks, illus. by Alexis Deacon, centers on a youngster who overcomes his anxiety and limitations. (4-8)
Nellie and the Bandit ($16) by Eileen Ross, illus. by Erin Kono, offers a tale set in the Old West. (4-8)
Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'! ($16) by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Adam Rex, is a tale inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. (4-8)
Once Upon an Ordinary School Day ($16) by Colin McNaughton, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura. A new teacher brings more to the classroom than students could ever have imagined. (5-8)
The Hero Beowulf ($16) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Leonard Everett Fisher, adapts the story of Beowulf. (5-up)
Sholom's Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer ($16) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein, recounts the early life of this writer. (5-up)
Rose and Riley ($15) by Jane Cutler, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski, is an early chapter book starring a vole and a groundhog who are best friends. (5-8)
Up and at 'Em with Winnie & Ernst ($15) by Gina Freschet is a sequel to Winnie & Ernst. (6-8)
The Next-Door Dogs ($15) by Colby Rodowsky, illus. by Amy June Bates. When she learns that her new neighbor has two dogs, a girl overcomes her fear of canines. (7-10)
Common Sense and Fowls ($16) by Jane Cutler, illus. by Lynne Barasch. A girl, her family and friend support an eccentric woman whom the community wants to force to move out. (8-12)
Makeovers by Marcia ($16) by Claudia Mills. A girl grappling with identity issues learns to accept herself. (8-12)
The Missing Manatee ($16) by Cynthia DeFelice. A boy who seeks solace on his boat after his parents' separation finds a murdered manatee in a Florida canal. (8-12)
The Search for Belle Prater ($16) by Ruth White is a sequel to Belle Prater's Boy. (8-12)
When Ratboy Lived Next Door ($16) by Chris Woodworth. This first novel about finding friendship in unexpected places tackles the issue of alcoholism. (8-12)
Red Ridin' in the Hood and OtherCuentos ($16) by Patricia Santos Marcantonio, illus. by Renato Alarcão, retells 11 classic tales with a Latino twist. (8-up)
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century ($17) by Uri Shulevitz chronicles the journeys of this adventurer. (8-up)
The Cottonmouth Club ($18) by Lance Marcum. In 1963, a boy's summer plans change when his mother announces that the family is going to visit her Louisiana relatives. (10-up)
Swimming to America ($16) by Alice Mead. Centering on a teenage girl unsure of her past and future, this story addresses the subject of illegal immigration. (10-up)
Boy2Girl ($16) by Terence Blacker. Confusion and cross-dressing play roles in this tale of early teen life. (12-up)
Ingledove ($16) by Marly Youmans. Two siblings journey to a magical place in search of clues to their mother's past. (12-up)
Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease ($18) by Jeanette Farrell is a revised and updated edition of this 1998 title. (12-up)
Invisible Allies: Microbes That Shape Our Lives ($17) by Jeanette Farrell is a companion to Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease. (12-up)
Palms to the Ground ($17) by Amy Stolls. This debut novel examines two pen pals' unexpected friendship. (12-up)
That New Animal ($16) by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Pierre Pratt. The lives of two pet dogs change after a new baby arrives. (3-6)
More Mole Stories and Little Gopher, Too ($16) by Lore Segal, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier, rounds up four tales starring a young mole. (4-8)
Peach Heaven ($16) by Yangsook Choi. Paintings evoking South Korean landscapes accompany this story based on the author's childhood. (4-8)
Summertime Waltz ($16) by Nina Payne, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, presents a poem celebrating childhood summer evenings. (4-8)
Grandma's General Store:The Ark ($16) by Dorothy Carter, illus. by Thomas B. Allen, is a tale honoring the author's grandmother's fortitude and resilience in pre-civil rights-era Florida. (7-10)
Magic by the Book ($17) by Nina Bernstein, illus. by Boris Kulikov. In this fantasy, three siblings are literally carried away by the magic of reading. (10-up)
Talk ($16) by Kathe Koja. Kit discovers his talent for acting while struggling with the issue of coming out. (12-up)
Granite Baby ($16) by Lynne Bertrand, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. Five giant New Hampshire sisters care for a baby one of them has carved out of granite. (4-8)
A Thief in the House of Memory ($17) by Tim Wynne-Jones. When an intruder dies in his family's home, a teen's memory of his mother's mysterious disappearance years before is reawakened. (12-up)
Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? ($4.95) by Astrid Lindgren, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Ingrid Nyman. Two children are fascinated by their new neighbor, a redheaded girl who lives alone. (3-up)
Good Night, Alfie Atkins and Very Tricky, Alfie Atkins by Gunilla Bergström, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, are tales starring an energetic boy and his father. (3-6)
A Crash Course for Molly ($16) by Eva Eriksson, trans. by Elizabeth Kallick Dyssegaard. While learning how to ride a bike, Molly bumps into a driving instructor who gives her useful advice. (4-8)
Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Tomek Bogacki ($5.95, 3-6); Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly and Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura ($6.95 each, 4-8); Dillon Dillon by Kate Banks and The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt ($5.95 each, 8-12); No More Nice, No More Nasty by Amy MacDonald, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($7.95, 8-12); The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm and Sword Song by Rosemary Sutcliff ($6.95 each, 10-up); Under the Same Sky by Cynthia DeFelice ($5.95, 10-up); Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin ($7.95, 12-up); and The Sacrifice by Diane Matcheck ($6.95, 12-up).
FIRST LIGHT PUBLISHING (Baker & Taylor, dist.)
Piggies ($15.99) by Brian Rock, illus. by Kate Hudnall, reveals what makes a piggy go "Wee! Wee! Wee!" all the way home. (3-up)
Don't Play with Your Food! ($14.99) by Brian Rock, illus. by John Moerner, serves up food-related poems. (4-up)
FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
Ben Over Night ($16.95) by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Kim LaFave. Ben is apprehensive about a sleepover in this sequel to Big Ben. (5-7)
Bottled Sunshine ($16.95) by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Ruth Ohi. Memories of his grandmother sustain a boy after she dies. (6-8)
Omar on Board ($16.95) by Maryann Kovalski. Helping his friend enables Omar to forget his fears in this sequel to Omar on Ice. (6-8)
The Lowdown on Earthworms ($19.95) by Norma Dixon offers information and projects centering on earthworms. (7-12)
In Flanders Fields: 10th Anniversary Ed. by Linda Granfield, illus. by Janet Wilson. John McCrae's poem is framed by information about the first world war. (9-up)
Thirst ($16.95) by Catherine Taylor is a fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic future. (10-13)
On Wings of Evil ($16.95) by Cora Taylor is a sequel to the fantasy, On Wings of a Dragon. (10-up)
First Flight Early Readers releases Matthew and the Midnight Pirates by Allen Morgan, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($11.95, paper $4.95, 5-8).
The Girls They Left Behind ($10.95) by Bernice Thurman Hunter. A girl in Toronto during WWII finds a way to contribute to the war effort while she waits for the boys in her life to come home. (12-up)
Good to Be Small by Sean Cassidy ($7.95, 3-6); Kate's Castle by Julie Lawson, illus. by Frances Tyrell ($7.95, 4-7); The Bone Talker by Shelley Leedahl, illus. by Bill Slavin ($7.95, 4-8); Emily's Eighteen Aunts by Curtis Parkinson, illus. by Andrea Wayne von Kongislow; and The Most Beautiful Kite in the World by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Leslie Elizabeth Watts ($7.95 each, 5-8); Priscilla and Rosy and Priscilla's Paw de Deux by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Linda Hendry ($7.95 each, 6-8); Amber, The Story of a Red Fox by Shirley Woods, illus. by Celia Godkin ($7.95, 8-11); Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield ($8.95, 9-up); and Send One Angel Down by Virginia Frances Schwartz ($10.95, 12-up).
FLASH LIGHT PRESS (IPG, dist.)
Alley Oops ($15.95) by Janice Levy, illus. by Cynthia Decker. When a boy apologizes for bulling a new classmate, the two discover they have a common interest that leads to friendship. (4-8)
100 Things Guys Need to Know ($13.95) by Bill Zimmerman presents information and advice to boys. (9-13)
When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing ($9.95) by Marilyn Goodman offers counsel for teenagers coping with the death of a friend. (11-up)
Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy ($14.95) by Annie Fox and Ruth Kirschner discusses how to stay cool and make smart choices in stressful times. (12-up)
Learning to Get Along issues Know and Follow Rules and Talk and Work It Out by Cheri J. Meiners ($10.95 each, 4-8). And Adding Assets releases Doing and Being Your Best and Smart Ways to Spend Your Time by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick ($9.95 each, 8-12).
After You Lose Someone You Love: Advice and Insight from the Diaries of Three Kids Who've Been There (previously titled Our Dad Died)by Amy, Allie and David Dennison ($9.95, all ages); and What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Character (previously titled Being Your Best) by Barbara Lewis ($14.95, 7-12).
FRONT STREET (Chronicle, dist.)
The Lace Dowry ($16.95) by Andrea Cheng. In this tale set in Budapest between WWI and WWII, an unlikely friendship helps a girl understand her mother. (10-up)
Kalpana's Dream ($16.95) by Judith Clarke is a multigenerational love story set in contemporary Australia. (10-up)
Brothers ($16.95) by Bart Moeyaert, trans. by Wanda Boeke, compiles autobiographical stories by this Belgian author. (12-up)
You & You & You ($16.95) by Per Nilsson. Set in Sweden, this is the story of the emotional connections among three teens. (12-up)
The Owlstone Crown by X.J. Kennedy ($8.95, 8-up); How Many Miles to Babylon? by Paula Fox ($8.95, 10-up); and Josh by Ivan Southall ($8.95, 12-up).
FRONT STREET/LEMNISCAAT (Chronicle, dist.)
My Hero ($16.95) by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert. Mouse impresses Mousegirl by imagining dangerous situations from which he rescues her. (2-up)
Rembrandt and Titus: Artist and Son ($17.95) by Madeleine Comora, illus. by Thomas Locker. This artist's adoring son introduces his father. (8-12)
A Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Greek Heroes and Heroines ($9.95) by Richard Woff introduces key figures in Greek mythology. (12-up)
Waves: Echoes of the Storm ($19.95) by Drew Kampion, illus. by Jeff Petersen, examines the dynamics of the ocean's waves. (8-up)
Every Kid Needs Things That Fly ($19.95) by Ritchie Kinmont provides instructions for 20 aviation-oriented projects. (6-up)
Children's Songbag ($12.95) by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender compiles 50 songs, plus games and activities. (6-up)
Joining the Children's Activity Series is Backyard Birding for Kids by Fran Lee ($9.95, 6-up).
Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones ($16) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Tina Macnaughton, reveals baby animals snuggling down for the night. (2-6)
What Bear Likes Best ($16) by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic. Bear is sorry his friends are busy, because what he likes to do best he can't do without them. (2-6)
One Magical Morning ($16) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Louise Ho. The woodland creatures awaken as Little Bear and his mother take a walk. (2-6)
Fred and the Little Egg ($16) by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Jane Massey. Longing to hatch an egg like the swans do, a little bear sets out to find one. (2-6)
Nobody Laughs at a Lion ($16) by Paul Bright, illus. by Matt Buckingham. A lion discovers what he is best at. (3-8)
Meggie Moon ($16) by Elizabeth Baguley, illus. by Gregoire Mabire. Digger and Tiger must admit that Meggie has some brilliant ideas, even though she is a girl. (4-7)
Hetty's 100 Hats ($16) by Janet Slingsby, illus. by Emma Dodd, shows how Hetty adds to her hat collection. (4-7)
Prayers for Children ($14.99) by Rebecca Winter, illus. by Helen Cann, compiles more than 200 reflections and verses. (7-12)
Two new titles in the Sophie Rabbit series are Sophie in Charge and Sophie and the Mother's Day Card by Kaye Umansky, illus. by Anna Currey ($9.95, $3.95 paper, 4-7).
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER PUBLISHING/ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam issues Seldovia Sam and the Wildfire Escape by Susan Woodward Springer, photos by Thomas Mangelsen ($6.95, 6-10).
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER PUBLISHING/ WESTWINDS PRESS
The Animal in Me ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Laurie Tye, photos by Thomas Mangelsen, inspires readers to imagine what kind of animal they might resemble when they are hungry, sleepy, playing and dreaming. (3-8)
The Least of These: Wild Baby Bird Rescue Stories ($16.95) by Joan Harris. Jane Goodall contributes a foreword to these tales of rescued birds. (All ages)
GREEN TIGER PRESS
The Truth About Easter Rabbits ($17.95), compiled by the Blue Lantern Studio, focuses on the many Easter Rabbits that live around the world. (4-up)
GROSSET & DUNLAP
New Weebles titles are Meet the Weebles! ($6.99, 1-4); Bumpus's Bumpy Ride by Lisa Gribbin ($5.99, 1-4); The Weebleville Talent Show by Monique Stephens ($3.99 paper, 2-5); Welcome to Weebleville: Sticker Stories ($4.99 paper, 2-5); and Weebles on Parade ($4.99 paper, 3-5). David Kirk's Nova the Robot stars in Novo the Robot Builds a Friend and Nova the Robot Fixes His Spaceship ($6.99 each, 2-4); Friends and Family and Dog Trouble: Sticker Stories ($4.99 each paper, 3-6); Nova's Ark: The Book and Toy Set ($12.99, 4-6); Twinkle Twinkle, Little Hedgehog ($9.99, 4-6); and Nova's Ark ($7.99 paper, 4-up). itty bittyHeartBeats offers A Surprise for SweetHeart by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by SI Artists ($5.99, 2-4); Welcome to Heartland: Sticker Stories; and Friends from the Heart by Emilie Kong ($4.99 each paper, 3-6). New Spot titles by Eric Hill are Night-Night, Spot and Spot's Show-and-Tell ($3.99 each paper, 2-4); Fun with Spot: Sticker Stories ($4.99 paper, 2-5); Spot's Funtime Drawing ($7.99, 3-5); and Spot's Busy Day ($3.99 paper, 3-5). And The Wiggles return in Wiggly Party! ($7.99, 2-5), Lights…Camera…Action! ($3.99 paper, 2-5) and Wiggle All the Way: Live in Concert and The Wiggles Eat Right: Sticker Stories ($4.99 each paper, 2-5).
Joining Sugar Planet are Mermaid Princess Malah: Magic Pearl by Raegan Randolph and Tropical Princess Leela: Tiki Treasure Hunt by Kristin Ostby, both illus. by Pat Giles ($5.99 each, 3-5); and Space Princess Cosma: Sparkle Surprise Party: Jewel Sticker Stories by Megan Bryant ($4.99 paper, 3-5). Dick and Jane return in Learn with Dick and Jane: Short Vowels and lowercase letters ($3.99 each paper, 3-5); At the Zoo: Sticker Stories, illus. by Larry Ruppert ($4.99 paper, 3-6); and We Play and Pretend and We Play Outside ($7.99 each, 4-6). Strawberry Shortcake is back in Berry Fun Playhouse, illus. by Brian Oesch ($14.99, 3-6); Strawberry Shortcake's Seaberry Mystery by Sonia Sander, illus. by Josie Yee and Jim Durk; and Meet Rainbow Sherbert by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Josie Yee ($3.99 each paper, 3-6); and Strawberry Shortcake's Ballet Recital: Sticker Stories and Filly Show: Sticker Stories ($4.99 each paper, 3-6). And joining Lil' Bratz are Sweet Lil'Nails! ($12.99, 4-6), Fashion Funk ($6.99, 4-6), Beauty Sleepover Bash! ($3.99 paper, 4-6); and Team Cheer! Sticker Stories ($4.99 paper, 4-6).
Smart About adds Smart About Chocolate: A Sweet History by Sandra Markle, illus. by Charise Mericle Harper and Smart About the First Ladies by Jon Buller and Susan Schade, Dana Regan, Sally Warner and Jill Weber ($14.89 each, paper $5.99, 5-8); and Smart About Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings That Smile by True Kelley ($14.99, paper $5.99, 5-8). All Aboard Poetry Reader rolls on with Club Pet and Other Funny Poems by David Steinberg, illus. by Adrian C. Sinnott ($13.89, paper $3.99, 6-8). All Aboard Science Reader adds Giant Lizards by Ginjer Clarke, illus. by Michael Rothman ($13.99, paper $3.99, 6-8). All Aboard Mystery Reader offers Goofball Malone Ace Detective: Follow that Flea! by Stephen Mooser, illus. by Brian Biggs ($13.99, paper $3.99, 7-9). Who Was...?welcomes Who Was John F. Kennedy? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Jill Weber; and Who Was Ronald Reagan? by Joyce Milton, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf ($13.89 each, paper $4.99, 7-11); and Who Was Charles Darwin? by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Nancy Harrison ($14.99, paper $4.99, 7-11). Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever is back in Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Carol Heyer ($12.99, paper $4.99, 8-12).And Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene and The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon each add eight titles ($5.99 each, 8-14).
Bozo the Clown stars in Meet Bozo and Pals; Bozo at the Circus; Bozo's Fishy Fish Tale: Sticker Stories by Larry Harmon; and Bozo Hide 'N' Seek Elephant: Sticker Stories by Harmon, illus. by Jim Durk ($4.99 each, 3-6). The Barker Twins offers The Mamas and the Papa by AnnMarie Harris and The Last Day of School by Ann Hackney, both illus. by Richard Kolding ($3.99 each, 3-6). Bratz Boyzpresents Xtreme Outdoors and Bratz issues Super Sensation! ($3.99 each, 4-6).All Aboard Reading chugs on with Strawberry Shortcake and the Butterfly Garden by Kelli Curry ($3.99, 4-6). Dragon Slayers' Academy issues Beware! It's Friday the 13th and Pig Latin—Not Just for Pigs! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Bill Basso ($4.99 each, 7-10). Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo returns in Bad Rap, Write On! and Super Special: A WhirlwindVacation by Nancy Krulik($3.99 each, 7-10). Winner Tales All!joins Stinky Boys Club by Jodi Carse and Maria Gallagher, illus. by Brie Spangler ($4.99, 7-10). Camp Confidential debuts with Natalie's Secret, Jenna's Dilemma, Grace's Test and Alex's Challenge by Melissa Morgan ($4.99 each, 9-12). The Royal Ballet School Diaries starts up with Ellie's Chance to Dance, Lara's Leap of Faith and Isabelle's Perfect Performance by Alexandra Moss, ($4.99 each, 9-12). And new Zenda titles areThe Astral Summer and A Light from Withincreated by Ken Petti and John Amodeo, written with Cassandra Westwood ($4.99 each, 9-12).
Fresh Fish ($16.95) by John Kilaka. Animals take a trip to the market. (4-7)
Mavis and Merna ($16.95) by Ian Wallace tells of a friendship between a widow and a girl. (5-8)
Idaa Trail ($16.95) by Wendy Stephenson, illus. by Autumn Downey. Traveling the Idaa Trail with their grandparents, three children learn about traditional Dogrib life. (7-10)
From Another World ($15.95) by Ana Maria Machado. A ghost from the past tells a story about Brazilian slavery. (8-11)
Breaking Trail ($15.95) by Joanne Bell. A girl tries to reconnect with her father as they journey to their log cabin by dogsled. (9-12)
In the Wild! ($15.95) by Sofia Nordin. When a white water rafting trip goes awry, a girl and her nemesis must learn to survive in the wilderness. (10-12)
The Mzungu Boy ($15.95) by Meja Mwangi is the story of an interracial friendship in a Kenya village in the late 1950s. (10-12)
Title in Spanish
Alfombras de asserín (Sawdust Carpets) by Amelia Lau Carling ($16.95, 4-7).
Hey Dad ($6.95) by Brian Doyle. On a dreaded cross-country car trip with her parents, Megan finally learns how to talk to her father. (10-13)
You Can Pick Me Up at Peggy's Cove ($6.95) by Brian Doyle is a sequel to Hey Dad. (10-13)
Me and Luke ($6.95) by Audrey O'Hearn centers on a teenage father who decides to kidnap his son rather than lose him to adoption. (12-up)
Ten Tzedokah Pennies ($10.95) by Joni Klein-Higger, illus. by Tova Leff. In this counting tale, a boy has 10 pennies to share with his large, loving family. (2-5)
A Sefer Torah Parade ($11.95) by Tzivia Adler, illus. by Ita Esther Perez. A child attends the ceremony for the completion of a new Torah. (3-6)
HANDPRINT BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)
You Can Do It Too! ($13.95) by Karen Baicker, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max. The heroine of I Can Do It Too!teaches her younger sibling everything she thinks she needs to know. (2-4)
Noisy City Day and Noisy City Night ($7.95 each) by Sara Anderson are large-format board books depicting urban life. (2-5)
Woodkins: Kirsty's Big Adventure by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Priscilla Burris; and Kelly's Great Day by Bentley, illus. by Kathleen Kemly, each contain a wooden doll, dress-up clothes and accessories ($14.95 each, 4-6)
Octopus Oyster Hermit Crab Snail: A Poem of the Sea ($16.95) by Sara Anderson presents a poem featuring sea creatures. (5-8)
The Conquerors ($16.95) by David McKee. This story makes a plea for peace. (5-up)
Me! ($9.95) by Philip Waechter is a celebration of friendship. (5-up)
BrainJuice: English, Fresh Squeezed! ($14.95) by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Tony Ross, compiles 40 poems about the English language. (7-11)
GlitterCritters debuts with GlitterBug, GlitterButterfly, GlitterFish and GlitterTurtle by Vanessa Webber ($5.95 each, 1-3).
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq ($16) by Jeanette Winter relays the tale of a dedicated woman's mission to save her library's collection when war erupts in her Iraqi city. (All ages)
Starry Safari ($16) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Jeff Mack. A girl takes her orange jeep on a safari. (2-5)
Hide & Seek ($16) by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, is a tale offering a counting lesson. (2-5)
To the Beach! ($16) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott. A forgetful family will surely have fun at the beach—if only they can get there. (3-7)
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! ($16) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by David Catrow. After being told not to paint the walls, a child paints himself instead. (3-7)
Hunwick's Egg ($16) by Mem Fox, illus. by Pamela Lofts. Hunwick takes special care of the egg that appears in his burrow one stormy night. (3-7)
Where Did That Baby Come From? ($16) by Debi Gliori. A sibling laments the chaos that a new baby brings to his world. (3-7)
The Hubbub Above ($16) by Arthur Howard. Sydney has some noisy upstairs neighbors. (3-7)
Kindergarten Rocks! ($15) by Katie Davis. Dexter is terrified at the prospect of going to kindergarten. (4-6)
Searching for Oliver K. Woodman ($16) by Darcy Pattison, illus. by Joe Cepeda, is a sequel to The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman. (5-8)
Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water ($16) by Kurt Cyrus takes a poetic voyage to the bottom of the sea. (5-10)
zoo's who ($17) by Douglas Florian rounds up 21 poems about animals. (5-10)
Fold Me a Poem ($16) by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Lauren Stringer, collects poems featuring origami animals. (5-10)
The Spoon in the Bathroom Wall ($16) by Tony Johnston. Martha must save the school in this spin on The Sword in the Stone. (8-12)
Ice Drift ($16) by Theodore Taylor. Two Inuit brothers are trapped on an ice floe adrift in the Greenland Strait. (8-12)
Brooklyn Rose ($17) by Ann Rinaldi. Rose leaves her family behind in South Carolina when she and her husband move to Brooklyn around 1900. (12-up)
Hitch ($17) by Jeanette Ingold. During the Depression, a teen heads West to join Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. (12-up)
Pinned ($17) by Alfred C. Martino. Two high school seniors battle for the title of state wrestling champion. (12-up)
Help Wanted: Stories ($17) by Gary Soto presents 10 tales revealing teens' hopes. (12-up)
Billy the Kid: A Novel ($17) by Theodore Taylor offers a fictional account of the Kid's last days. (12-up)
Now You See It… ($17) by Vivian Vande Velde. Wendy finds glasses that allow her to see things others can't, including portals to other worlds. (12-up)
Funny Little Monkey ($17) by Andrew Auseon introduces a tiny teen with big problems. (14-up)
Boris ($16) by Cynthia Rylant collects poems about a cat. (14-up)
The Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series debuts with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($15, 6-9). Mr. and Mrs. Green adds Lucky Days with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($16, 6-9). M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Taleslaunches with Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson ($15, 10-up). And Young Wizards releases Wizards at War by Diane Duane ($17, 12-up).
Harcourt Young Classics reissues Here's a Penny, Penny and Peter, Primrose Day and Two and Two Are Four by Carolyn Haywood ($16 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $5.95, 6-10).
Neighborhood Odes by Gary Soto, illus. by David Diaz ($5.95, 8-12); Mountain Solo by Jeanette Ingold, When We Were Saints by Han Nolan and The Afterlife by Gary Soto ($6.95 each, 12-up); and Simon Says by Elaine Marie Alphin ($6.95, 14-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Mr. and Mrs. Green offers More Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($5.95, 6-9). Johnny Mutton reprints Mutton Soup: More Adventures of Johnny Mutton by James Proimos ($5.95, 6-10). And Chet Gecko Mysteries issues Give My Regrets to Broadway and Murder, My Tweet by Bruce Hale ($4.95 each, 8-12).
HARCOURT/GREEN LIGHT READERS
Sid's Surprise ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Candace Carter, illus. by Joung Un Kim. Sid the snake's first rattle is a big surprise. (4-6)
The Hat ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Holly Keller. Two friends try to catch a wayward hat. (4-6)
A Place for Nicholas ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Lucy Floyd, illus. by David McPhail. A boy looks for his own special place. (5-7)
Skimper-Scamper ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Jeff Newell, illus. by Barbara Hranilovich. Lisa's dog, cat and mouse cause a lot of trouble. (5-7)
Kitten's Big Adventure ($15) by Mie Araki. When a kitten's adventure doesn't go as expected, she realizes that a mother is a very nice thing to have. (2-5)
Three Feet Small ($16) by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev. When will a little bear finally grow? (3-7)
Beverly Billingsly Takes the Cake ($16) by Alexander Stadler. Beverly makes a cake for her best friend's birthday. (3-7)
Grandma's Hurrying Child ($16) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kay Chorao. Grandma hastens to meet a special baby for the first time. (3-7)
Please Bury Me in the Library ($16) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Kyle M. Stone, collects poems celebrating books and reading. (6-9)
Each Little Bird That Sings ($16) by Deborah Wiles. Comfort learns about life's surprises in this Southern coming-of-age story. (8-12)
Iris and Walter return in Iris and Walter and the Field Trip by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($15, 6-9). And Andy Russell is back in It's a Baby, Andy Russell by David A. Adler, illus. by Leanne Franson ($14, 7-10).
Paperback Series Reprints
Iris and Walter reprints Iris and Walter, Lost and Found by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($5.95, 6-9). Andy Russell offers Andy Russell, NOT Wanted by the Police by David A. Adler, illus. by Leanne Franson ($4.95, 7-10). And joining Great Episodes is Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution by William Lavender ($6.95, 12-up).
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles ($5.95, 8-12).
Paperback ReprintEast by Edith Pattou ($7.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Magic Shop reprints Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville ($5.95, 8-12). And Young Wizards issues Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane ($6.95, 12-up).
Board Book ReprintsLittle Green by Keith Baker ($6.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs.); and Lap-Sized Board Books: Time for Bed by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer; and The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood ($9.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs).
Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Jane Dyer ($6, 2-5); Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Debi Gliori; and Little Whistle's Medicine by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers ($6 each, 3-7); Albert by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Jim LaMarche ($6, 5-8); lizards, frogs, and polliwogs by Douglas Florian ($7, 5-10); No Mirrors in My Nana's House: Musical CD and Book by Ysaye Barnwell, illus. by Synthia Saint James ($8, 5-up); America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler, illus. by Terry Widener; and Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbock, illus. by Paul Lee ($6 each, 6-9); and Crickwing by Janell Cannon ($7, 6-9).
Sleepy Cadillac ($15.99) by Thacher Hurd. A car floats up to a boy's window and takes him for a nighttime drive. (All ages)
10 Little Rubber Ducks ($19.99) by Eric Carle follows ducks on an around-the-world adventure. (2-6)
It Is the Wind ($14.99) by Ferida Wolff, illus. by James Ransome, presents a bedtime tale. (2-6)
Mommy Mine ($15.99) by Tim Warnes, illus. by Jane Chapman, reveals mothers of all shapes and sizes. (3-5)
Dinosnores ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Ponder Goembel. Gigantic dinosnores shake the giant supercontinent until it splits apart. (3-6)
Father's Day ($14.99) by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell. Students create special books to show how much they love their fathers. (3-6)
A Hug for You ($15.99) by Margaret Anastas, illus. by Susan Winter. A duckling, his mother and friends share hugs throughout the day. (3-6)
I Love Bugs! ($12.99) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern, is a celebration of bugs. (3-6)
Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping ($14.99) by Julie Markes, illus. by David Parkins, offers a child's view of ideal bedrooms. (3-6)
What's the Magic Word? ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Marsha Winborn. Little Bird must learn the magic word in order to whoosh home to his mother. (3-6)
Dancing Matilda ($15.99) by Sarah Hager, illus. by Kelly Murphy, follows a girl through her dancing day. (3-7)
Grandpa Loves ($15.99) by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Kathryn Brown. Of all the things he loves, Grandpa most loves his grandchild. (3-7)
Russell the Sheep ($15.99) by Rob Scotton. Russell has a baaaaad case of insomnia. (3-7)
The Story of the Easter Bunny ($12.99) by Katherine Tegen, illus. by Sally Anne Lambert, tells how a little rabbit becomes a legend. (3-8)
Halfway Hank ($15.99) by Joe Fallon and Ken Scarborough, illus. by Jack E. Davis. By being true to himself, Halfway Hank wins the day. (4-8)
Julio's Magic ($15.99) by Arthur Dorros, illus. by Ann Grifalconi. A young artist puts aside his own aspirations to help a friend in need. (4-9)
Mama Always Comes Home ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Brooke Dyer. All types of mothers come home to their little ones. (5-7)
In the Promised Land ($15.99) by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, profiles 13 Jewish Americans. (5-9)
Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? ($15.99) ed. by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Wolf Erlbruch, compiles poems highlighting kids' worst moments. (5-9)
Guts ($15.99) by Seymour Simon. Photos and text disclose the workings of the digestive system. (5-up)
Pig on theTitanic ($15.99) by Gary Crew, illus. by Bruce Whatley, centers on a toy pig whose music comforts children on the Titanic. (5-up)
Reaching for the Moon ($15.99) by Buzz Aldrin, illus. by Wendell Minor. This Apollo 11 astronaut tells the story that led to his historic walk on the moon. (6-9)
New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z ($16.99) by Laura Krass Melmed, illus. by Frané Lessac, showcases New York City landmarks. (6-up)
Top to Bottom Down Under ($15.99) by Ted and Betsy Lewin takes a journey through Australia. (6-up)
Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers ($16.99) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Joy Fisher Hein, tells of Lady Bird Johnson's love of wildflowers. (7-10)
Under the Wild Western Sky ($15.99) by Jim Aronsky. Paintings and text celebrate the American Southwest. (7-up)
Angus and Sadie ($15.99) by Cynthia Voigt, illus. by Tom Leigh. A farming couple in Maine adopts two puppies. (8-12)
Arthur and the Minimoys ($15.99) by Luc Besson, trans. by Ellen Sowchek. Arthur discovers a tiny world of Minimoys hidden in his backyard. (8-12)
The Artsy Smartsy Club ($15.99) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater. Friends spend the summer exploring art. (8-12)
The Game of Silence ($15.99) by Louise Erdrich is a sequel to The Birchbark House. (8-12)
John F. Kennedy: His Life and Legacy ($16.99) by Shelley Sommer. Caroline Kennedy contributes an introduction to this biography of her father. (8-12)
MadCat ($15.99) by Kathy Mackel. A New Hampshire girls' fast-pitch softball team is headed for the big time. (8-12)
Rosalie, My Rosalie ($15.99) by Jacquelyn Mitchard, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello, is the tale of a girl and her mischievous pet duckling. (8-12)
Measle and the Dragodon ($15.99) by Ian Ogilvy is a sequel to Measle and the Wrathmonk. (8-13)
The Emerald Wand of Oz ($16.99) by Sherwood Smith, illus. by William Stout, recounts adventures in the land of Oz. (8-up)
Sasha Cohen: Fire on Ice ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Sasha Cohen with Linda Stiegler and Kathleen Stafford, photos by Kathy Goedeken, is an autobiography of this figure skater. (8-up)
Basketball (or Something Like It) ($15.99) by Nora Raleigh Baskin. Four friends discover what it takes to be a winner, on and off the court. (9-12)
The Nobodies ($15.99) by N.E. Bode, illus. by Peter Ferguson, is a sequel to The Anybodies. (10-13)
Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society ($15.99) by Adeline Yen Mah introduces a heroine who rises above adversity and changes her destiny. (10-up)
The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Wolf Brother ($16.99) by Michelle Paver describes the journey of a boy and a wolf. (10-up)
The Diary of Ma Yan ($15.99) by Ma Yan, commentary by Pierre Haski, presents the diary of an impoverished Chinese girl struggling to better her life through education. (10-up)
Forest of the Pygmies ($19.99) by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden. Three friends discover a hidden world of corruption and slavery in Africa. (10-up)
The Horse from the Sea ($15.99) by Victoria Holmes. A girl rescues a stallion from a shipwreck in 16th-century Ireland. (10-up)
Jimmy Coates: Assassin? ($15.99) by Joe Craig. A 12-year-old has been programmed to kill the prime minister. (10-up)
Looking for Normal ($15.99) by Betty Monthei. In this first novel, a girl's life is shattered by the death of her parents. (10-up)
Scrib ($15.99) by David Ives centers on a boy who makes his living writing letters for people who can't read or write. (10-up)
Tiger's Blood ($15.99) by Laurence Yep is the sequel to The Tiger's Apprentice. (10-up)
Black Taxi ($15.99) by James Moloney is a mystery involving jewel thieves and high-speed car chases. (12-up)
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You ($15.99) by Dorian Cirrone. Red pointe shoes with threatening messages begin appearing a teenage ballerina's school. (12-up)
Fresh Off the Boat ($15.99) by Melissa de la Cruz. A girl tries to adjust to American life after moving from the Philippines to San Francisco. (12-up)
Girls Dinner Club ($15.99) by Jessie Elliot. Three seemingly different girls from a Brooklyn neighborhood forge a friendship over food. (12-up)
If We Kiss ($15.99) by Rachel Vail. A girl falls for a boy who is off-limits. (12-up)
Nine Days a Queen ($15.99) by Ann Rinaldi relays the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was beheaded days after she was crowned Queen of England at the age of 16. (12-up)
Ruby Tuesday ($15.99) by Jennifer Anne Kogler centers on a girl whose family includes gamblers, bookies and rock-star groupies. (12-up)
The Serious Kiss ($15.99) by Mary Hogan. A girl deals with her family, a move and the search for the perfect boy. (12-up)
Walking Mary ($15.99) by James VanOosting ($15.99) is the tale of the friendship between a teenage girl and a homeless African-American woman. (12-up)
New I Can Read Books are Biscuit and the Baby by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($15.99, paper $3.99, 3-5); Mildred and Sam and Their Babies by Sharleen Collicott ($15.99, paper $3.99, 3-7); and Amazing Gorillas! and Amazing Whales! by Sarah Thomson; The Berenstain Bears Clean House, The Berenstain Bears' New Pup, The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball and The Berenstain Bears' Seashore Treasure by Stan and Jan Berenstain; Big Max and the Mystery of the Missing Giraffe by Kin Platt, illus. by Lynne Cravath; Grandpa Spanielson's Chicken Pox Stories: The Octopus by Denys Cazet; Ms. Turtle the Babysitter by Valeri Gorbachev; and Ruby Paints a Picture by Susan Hill, illus. by Margie Moore ($15.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-8). Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science continues with Where Do Chicks Come From? by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Pam Paparone ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-6); and Earthquakes by Franklyn M. Branley, illus. by Megan Lloyd; Branley's Sunshine Makes the Seasons, illus. by Michael Rex; and Honey in a Hive by Anne Rockwell, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 5-9).
Narniaoffers The Giant Surprise by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Tudor Humphries ($15.99, 3-7). Math Start by Stuart J. Murphy adds It's About Time, illus. by John Speirs ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-up); More or Less, illus. by David T. Wenzel ($15.99, paper $4.99, 6-up); and Polly's Pen Pal, illus. by Rémy Simard ($15.99, paper $4.99, 7-up). And Time for Kids by the editors of Time for Kids releases Science Scoops: Sharks!, with Adrienne Betz; and Spiders!, with Nicole Iorio ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-8); and Biographies: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage, with Renée Skelton; Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out, with Denise Lewis Patrick; John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader, with Ritu Upadhyay; and Theodore Roosevelt: The Adventurous President, with Lisa DeMauro ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-9).
Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis offers Don't Know Much About Mummies, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99, paper $6.99, 6-9); and Don't Know Much About World Myths, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier ($15.99, paper $6.99, 8-12). Joining Fairy Realm is The Star Cloak by Emily Rodda, illus. by Raoul Vitale ($8.99, 7-10). The Stink Files by Holm & Hamel, illus. by Brad Weinman, continues with Dossier 003: You Only Have Nine Lives ($14.99, 7-10). Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventures scores Abner & Me ($15.99, 8-12). Little House opens its door to A Little House of Their Own by Celia Wilkins, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.99, paper $5.99, 8-12). The Hall Family Chronicles continues with The Mysterious Circus by Jane Langton ($15.99, 9-12). Warriors: The New Prophecygains Midnight by Erin Hunter ($15.99, 10-up). Spy Goddesskicks off with Live and Let Shop by Michael P. Spradlin ($15.99, 12-up). Twilight by Meg Cabot is new to The Mediator ($15.99, 12-up). And Cabot's The Princess Diariesgains Princess in Training ($16.99, 12-up) .
Bears by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($14.95, all ages); The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($16.99, up to 3); The Happy Egg by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Crocket Johnson ($14.99, 2-8); and The Little Fish That Got Away by Bernadine Cook, illus. by Crockett Johnson ($14.99, 3-8).
Me & Neesie ($15.99) by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, spotlights the friendship between a girl and her imaginary pal. (4-8)
Let's Talk About Race ($15.99) by Julius Lester, illus. by Karen Barbour, examines what humans share as well as aspects that make us unique. (6-10)
Paperback ReprintBuilding a New Land by James Haskins and Kathleen Benson, illus. by James Ransome ($7.99, 7-12).
HARPERCOLLINS/JULIE ANDREWS COLLECTION
Dragon by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton ($6.99, 9-up).
California Holiday ($5.99) by Kate Cann. A boy and girl experience a life-changing summer. (13-up)
Island Girls (and Boys) ($5.99) by Rachel Hawthorne is a about summer friendship and romance. (13-up)
Tropical Kiss ($5.99) by Jan Coffey presents a summer romance set in Aruba. (13-up)
Phantom Stallion continues with Moonrise and Kidnapped Colt by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
The Girls of Lighthouse Lane reprints Katherine's Story and Rose's Story by Thomas Kinkade and Erika Tamar ($5.99 each, 10-up). And Warriors offers Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path by Erin Hunter ($5.99 each, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reissues
The Nightmare Room reissues The Nightmare Room Books 1-2-3: The Nightmare Begins! by R.L. Stine ($7.99, 10-up). And The Mediator by Meg Cabot offers Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour and Haunted ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Who Loves Me? ($14.99) by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Amanda Shepherd. A girl discovers the enormous love that surrounds her. (4-8)
NASTYbook ($12.99) by Barry Yourgrau is a short story collection. (10-up)
When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig ($7.99, all ages); Steig's Which Would You Rather Be?, illus. by Harry Bliss ($5.99, all ages); and A Dance of Sisters by Tracey Porter and Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech ($5.99 each, 8-12).
Black Juice ($15.99) by Margo Lanagan collects 10 fantasy tales. (12-up)
The Secret Under My Skin ($15.99) by Janet McNaughton features an environmentally scarred earth in the year 2368. (12-up)
Surviving Antarctica ($15.99) by Andrea White is a tale set in 2083, when reality TV has supplanted public education. (12-up)
The Wizard Test ($15.99) by Hilari Bell is an adventure involving destiny and magic. (12-up)
Midnighters continues with Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld ($15.99, 12-up).
Paperback ReprintAirborn by Kenneth Oppel ($6.99, 12-up).
Paperback Series ReprintMidnighters reprints The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld ($6.99, 12-up).
I'm a Pig ($15.99) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Holly Berry. A happy pig describes the joys of her life. (3-7)
The Three Little Rigs ($15.99) by Dave Gordon. The author of The Ugly Trucklinghere tells of three little rigs that are threatened by the big bad wrecking ball after they set out to build their own garages. (3-7)
Bebop Express ($15.99) by H.L. Panahi, illus. by Steven Johnson and Lou Fancher, is a railroad adventure celebrating America and jazz. (3-8)
The Midnight Diary of Zoya Blume ($15.99) by Laura Shaine Cunningham. A 12-year-old confronts her childhood fears. (8-12)
Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery ($15.99) by Peter Abrahams. A 13-year-old sleuth takes on a murder case. (10-up)
Snip Snap! ($15.99) by Mara Bergman, illus. by Nick Maland, tells of three children and an alligator that creeps up the front stairs. (2-up)
So Happy! ($15.99) by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Anita Lobel, is a story about the many ways that sadness is transformed into happiness. (2-up)
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear ($14.99), illus. by Timothy Bush, offers an interactive interpretation of this traditional rhyme. (2-up)
The Secret ($15.99) by Lindsay Barrett George. A secret passed around the animal world inspires a love match. (3-up)
Two Dogs Swimming ($15.99) by Lynn Reiser. A pair of dogs learn to swim together. (3-up)
White Is for Blueberry ($15.99) by George Shannon, illus. by Laura Dronzek, focuses on color, art and nature. (3-up)
Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs! ($15.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Jane Manning. Will a second grader accept a dare to eat an ant? (4-up)
Pearl's New Skates ($15.99) by Holly Keller. A young rabbit dreams of being a figure skater. (4-up)
Saving Strawberry Farm ($16.99) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Rachel Isadora. A boy's penny helps to save his neighbor's beloved farm. (4-up)
Siesta ($15.99) by Ginger Foglesong Guy, illus. by René King Moreno. Two children prepare for naptime in this bilingual tale. (4-up)
In the Small, Small Night ($16.99) by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Rachel Isadora. To help her younger brother fall asleep, Abena tells him stories of their old home in Africa. (5-up)
Looking for Jaguar ($15.99) by Susan Katz, illus. by Lee Christiansen, collects poems about rain forest animals. (5-up)
Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust ($15.99) by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Ann Jonas. A story telling us exactly what dust is. (5-up)
Days to Celebrate ($17.99) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, presents poems about holidays and other notable days of the year. (7-up)
The Giant Rat of Sumatra or Pirates Galore ($15.99) by Sid Fleischman, illus. by John Hendrix, tells of a 12-year-old cabin boy who survived a shipwreck. (10-up)
A Maze Me ($16.99) by Naomi Shihab Nye, illus. by Terre Maher, compiles poems for girls. (12-up)
Going Going ($15.99) by Naomi Shihab Nye. Florrie and her family vow to boycott all franchise establishments for a month. (12-up)
A Promise Fulfilled ($18.99) by Howard Greenfeld relays the true story of three men's involvement with the Zionist movement in Israel. (12-up)
The Sledding Hill ($15.99) by Chris Crutcher is a tale about banned books, friendship and religion. (12-up)
The Diary of Pelly D ($15.99) by L.J. Adlington. In this first novel, a boy recovers a teenage girl's diary from a ruined city. (13-up)
The Oracle Prophesies issues The Sphere of Secrets by Catherine Fisher ($16.99, 10-up).
Board Book Reprint
Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters, illus. by Sam Williams ($6.99, up to 3).
Farfallina & Marcel by Holly Keller ($5.99, 4-up); The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Petra Mathers ($6.99, 5-up); Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst, illus. by James Stevenson ($5.99, 5-up); Two Under Par by Kevin Henkes ($4.99, 7-up); Henkes's The Zebra Wall ($5.99, 8-12); Leon and the Spitting Image by Allen Kurzweil ($5.99, 8-up); Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes ($5.99, 10-up) ; The Dalemark Quartet, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Diana Wynne Jones ($7.95, 12-up); Truesight by David Stahler, Jr. ($6.99, 12-up); and 19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye ($6.99, 14-up).
Paperback Series Reprint
The Oracle Prophecies reprints The Oracle Betrayed by Catherine Fisher ($6.99, 12-up).
Five Little Ducks ($5.99) by Dan Yaccarino is a board book presenting this song. (up to 3)
Lola Hides the Eggs ($6.99) by Diane DeGroat. Lola the opossum dons bunny ears to hide Easter eggs. (3-6)
Harold and the Purple Crayon issues Animal Sounds and Big, Bigger, Biggest! by Namrata Tripathi and The Five Senses and Things That Go by Jodi Huelin, all illus. by Kevin Murawski ($5.99 each, 2-4). Little Critter by Mercer Mayer stars in Just a Dump Truck and Just a Tugboat ($5.99 each, 2-4); and Just Good for You ($3.29 paper, 3-7).
There are six new Biscuit titles by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, including Biscuit Storybook Collection ($10.99, 2-6); Biscuit's Graduation Day ($6.99, 2-6); and Biscuit's Birthday ($3.50 paper, 3-6). Stan and Jan Berenstain's The Berenstain Bears return in Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs and Sister Bear Learns to Share ($4.99 each, 2-6); and The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle ($8.99, paper $3.25, 3-7). Charming Classics adds nine titles, among them Alice in Wonderland Deluxe Book and Charm by Lewis Carroll and Black Beauty Deluxe Book and Charm by Anna Sewell ($9.99 each, 8-12); and Anne of the Island Book and Charm by L.M. Montgomery and The Railway Children Book and Charm by E. Nesbit ($6.99 each, 8-12). And Gifts of Gracepresents Stories from the Bible Book and Charm ($6.99, 8-12).
Joining Build-a-Bear Workshop are Friends Furever and Princess Bear ($3.50 each, 2-6); and What's a Bear to Wear? Mix-and-Match ($8.99, 4-8). My First Classics offers A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, based on the novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett($4.99 each, 5-8). New Adventure Classics are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; The Call of the Wild by Jack London; In the Court of King Arthur by Samuel E. Lowe, illus. by Neil O'Keeffe; and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ($6.99 each, 8-12).
Fantastic 4 offers The Fantastic Four Versus Doctor Doom and Meet the Fantastic 4 by Monique Stephens ($3.99 each, 3-7); The Movie Storybook by Catherine Hapka ($7.99, 6-10); and The Junior Novel by Stephen Sullivan ($4.99, 8-12). There are 10 Robots tie-ins, including Battle of the Bots ($3.99, 3-7), Build a Bot ($8.99, 4-8); and Rodney Saves Robot City ($4.99, 7-10). And Soccer Dad issues The Comeback Kids and My Dad, the Coach by Catherine Hapka ($3.99 each, 4-7); and The Movie Novel by Susan Korman ($4.99, 8-12).
Cubanita ($15.99) by Gaby Triana. During the summer before starting college, a girl comes to terms with her Cuban-American identity and deals with boyfriend troubles. (12-up)
McGillycuddy Could! ($14.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Sue Porter. A kangaroo shows off her talents to other animals. (3-6)
Begin at the Beginning: A Little Artist Learns About Life ($15.99) by Amy Schwartz. A young artist learns about life through painting. (4-7)
The Neat Line ($15.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. A scribble grows into a neat line and solves problems for Mother Goose characters. (4-7)
Hold the Flag High ($15.99) by Catherine Clinton, illus. by Shane W. Evans, relates the true story of a sergeant in the first African-American regiment in the Civil War. (5-7)
Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh ($15.99) by M.E. Allen. A teen changes his image to increase his self-confidence and sex appeal. (12-up)
The Riddles of Epsilon ($16.99) by Christine Morton-Shaw is a first novel that incorporates puzzles and codes. (12-up)
Septimus Heap by Angie Sage starts up with Magyk ($17.99, 8-12).
Paperback ReprintUnseen Companion by Denise Gosliner Orenstein ($6.99, 14-up).
Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last ($15.99) by Susan Juby. Alice dumps a boyfriend and embarks on a screenwriting career. (14-up)
Boy Kills Man ($15.99) by Matt Whyman. A boy is hired as an assassin for a Colombian drug lord. (14-up)
Fade to Black ($16.99) by Alex Finn centers on an HIV-positive student who is hospitalized after being attacked in his car. (14-up)
A Gathering of Shades ($15.99) by David Stahler, Jr. In this ghost story, a teen mourning the death of his father becomes drawn into the world of the dead. (14-up)
The Order of the Poison Oak ($15.99) by Brent Hartinger is a novel about a gay teen who takes a job at a summer camp. (14-up)
Sexy ($16.99) by Joyce Carol Oates tells of a teen's search for identity. (14-up)
Sugar Rush ($16.99) by Julie Burchill. Two girls from very different worlds fall in love. (14-up)
The Witch's Boy ($16.99) by Michael Gruber introduces a boy raised by a witch, a talking cat and a demon. (14-up)
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison, Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates, The Garden by Elsie V. Aidinoff, The Last Chance Texaco by Brent Hartinger, Miss Smithers by Susan Juby, Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn, Out of Order by A.M. Jenkins and Shooter by Walter Dean Myers ($6.99 each, 14-up).
My Weird School continues with Miss Small Is Off the Wall!, Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind! and Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Kenneth C. Davis's Don't Know Much Aboutgains Don't Know Much About Rosa Parks, illus. by Sergio Martinez; and Don't Know Much About Thomas Jefferson, illus. by Rob Shepperson ($4.99 each, 8-12).
I Love You As Much... by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Henri Sorenson; and My Favorite Things by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, illus. by Renée Graef ($5.99 each, all ages); Teddy Bear, TeddyBear, illus. by Michael Hague ($5.99, 2-5); 100 School Days by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell ($5.99, 3-6); Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle ($6.99, 3-6); We All Sing with the SameVoice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene, illus. by Paul Meisel ($6.99, 3-7); Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Anne Mortimer; and Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley ($5.99 each, 4-8); Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon ($6.99, 5-up); and The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati ($5.99, 7-10).
Also, The Mayor of Central Park by Avi, illus. by Brian Floca; and Mutiny's Daughter by Ann Rinaldi ($5.99 each, 8-12); Patrol by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Ann Grifalconi ($6.99, 8-12); Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy ($5.99, 8-13); The Book of Dragons by Michael Hague ($9.99, 8-up); Starring Prima! by Jacquelyn Mitchard, illus. by Tricia Tusa ($5.99, 8-up); The Green Dog by Suzanne Fisher Staples ($5.99, 9-12); Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden ($7.99, 10-up); Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs, Lily B. on the Brink of Cool by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Never Mind! by Avi and Rachel Vail, and The Tiger's Apprentice by Laurence Yep ($5.99 each, 10-up); Stop the Train! by Geraldine McCaughrean ($6.99, 10-up); Backstage Pass by Gaby Triana ($7.99, 12-up); and An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett and High Heat by Carl Deuker ($6.99 each, 12-up).
PAPERBACK SERIES REPRINTS
I Can Read Bookspresents Biscuit Wins a Prize by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories; Loose Tooth by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom; and Whose Hat Is It? by Valerie Gorbachev ($3.99 each, 3-5); Minnie and Moo: The Attack of the Easter Bunnies by Denys Cazet; Pish and Posh by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik, illus. by Bottner; and Ruby Bakes a Cake by Susan Hill, illus. by Margie Moore ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Amelia Bedelia Helps Out by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat ($3.99, 5-8). The Hamlet Chronicles by Gregory Maguire reprints A Couple of April Fools and Three Rotten Eggs ($5.99 each, 8-12). Little House offers A Little House Reader by Laura Ingalls Wilder, ed. by William Anderson ($9.99, 8-up). Boston Jane releases The Claim by Jennifer L. Holm ($5.99, 10-up). And Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries continues with Princess in Pink ($6.99, 12-up) .
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; and Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen ($5.99 each, 12-up); City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden; and Do Over and Ever After by Rachel Vail ($7.99 each, 12-up); The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, My Darling, My Hamburger and The Pigman by Paul Zindel ($6.99 each, 12-up); and Zindel's The Pigman's Legacy ($5.99, 12-up).
Paperback Series: Mary-Kate & Ashley Sweet 16 adds Forget Me Not and Suddenly Sisters ($4.99 each, 9-12). New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley continues with The Case of the Icy Igloo Inn and The Case of the Unicorn Mystery ($4.99 each, 9-12). Two of a Kind offers Candles, Cake, Celebrate! and Wish on a Star ($4.99 each, 9-12). And So Little Time issues The Makeover Experiment ($4.99, 9-12).
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