SAINT MARY'S PRESS
John Paul II, We Love You: World Youth Day Reflections 1984-2005 ($9.95), ed. by Barbara Murray, collects reflections based on the Pope's gatherings with young people. (10-19)
The New American Bible Basic Youth Ed. ($14.95), ed. by Brian Singer-Towns uses the New American Bible translation. (10-19)
Mysteries in My Hands: Young People, Life, and the Rosary ($6.95) by Maureen Provencher offers an introduction to rosary prayer. (10-19)
Baby See and Baby Go ($7.99 each) by Elna Greig, photos by Tom Haga. These cloth books featuring photos come with a rattle. (up to 2)
Hello and Bye-Bye! ($7.95 each) by Elna Greig, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church, are board books with sound modules. (1-4)
My Talking Clock! Hannah's Busy Day ($9.95) by Jenny Miglis, illus. by Martin Lemelman, presents a storybook and a talking clock. (3-6)
My Traffic Light Book: Red Means Stop ($9.95) by Eli Cantillon, illus. by Christyan Fox, teaches youngsters about traffic lights. (3-6)
SASQUATCH BOOKS/PAWS IV
Under Alaska's Midnight Sun ($15.95, paper $10.95) by Deb Vanasse, illus. by Jeremiah Trammell. A girl plans to stay up all night during the longest day of the year. (3-6)
Alaska Animal Babies ($10.95) by Deb Vanasse, photos by Gavriel Jecan, focuses on young creatures. (3-8)
Barney returns in four titles ($3.99-$7.99 each, up to 3 to 3-5). Clifford's Puppy Days releases Hide and Seek($6.99, up to 3). There are five new Boohbah books ($3.99-$8.99 each, up to 3). Care Bearsstar in four new titles($3.50-$7.99 each, up to 3 to 4-8). Rainbow Brite is back in three books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8). The Royal Diariescontinues with Anacaona, Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490 by Edwidge Danticat ($10.95, 9-12). And The Life and Times welcomes Maïa of Thebes, 1463 B.C. by Ann Turner ($10.95, 9-12).
Step-by-Step Manga ($6.99) by Ben Krefta is a drawing guide. (All ages)
The Fire Within ($12.95) by Chris D'Lacey tells of a collection of clay dragons that comes to life. (7-10)
Racing Stripes ($4.99) by David Schmidt is a novelization of this film. (7-10)
Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents ($4.99) by George Sullivan profiles Oval Office occupants. (9-12)
How to Draw Deltora Monsters ($5.99) by Marc McBride with Emily Rodda, offers tips on drawing these creatures. (9-12)
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust ($4.99) by Allan Zullo and Mara Bovsun provides accounts of the lives of nine Jewish boys and girls. (9-12)
South Beach ($8.99) by Tonya Alicia Martin centers on four friends on a spring break road trip. (12-up)
Next Summer: A Summer Boys Novel ($8.99) by Haley Abbott is a sequel to Summer Boys. (12-up)
Batman returns in Going Batty($3.99, 3-5); and Batman Begins: Movie Storybook by Ben Harper ($6.99, 4-8), Training Bruce Wayne by Holly Kowitt ($3.99, 4-8) and The Junior Novel by Peter Lerangis ($4.99, 7-10); and Maximum Justice($4.99, 7-10). There are seven Madacascar tie-ins ($3.99-$8.99 each, up to 3 to 7-10). Davey and Goliath Storybooks debuts with The Kite by Sue Wright and Blind Man's Bluff($3.99 each, 4-8). Scooby-Doo returns in Phonics Box Set #1($12.99, 4-8); Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Ghost by Jesse Leon McCann, illus. by Dan Davis ($3.50, 4-8); and Scooby-Doo and the Hoopster Horror by James Gelsey, illus. by Duendes Del Sur ($3.50, 7-10). Rainbow Magicstars in Ruby the Red Fairyand Amber the Orange Fairy by Daisy Meadows ($1.99 each, 4-8). Joining Scholastic Reader are I Spy Lightning in the Sky by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick; Hello, Freight Train!, The Magic School Bus: Flies from the Nest; Batman: Double Trouble by Dan Slott, illus. by Rick Burchett; and Racing Stripes by David Schmidt ($3.99 each, 4-8). And Winx Cluboffers five titles($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10).
Mijosstarts up with Fiesta, Save Mijo Parkand Spooky's Nightmare by David Gonzales ($4.99 each, 7-10). Jigsaw Jones returns in The Case of the Frog Jumping Contest by James Preller, illus. by Jamie Smith; and Preller's The Case of the Double Trouble Detectives($3.99 each, 7-10). Geronimo Stilton adds six novels by Geronimo Stilton ($5.99 each, 7-10). The Secrets of Droonoffers The Riddle of Zorfendorf Castleand The Race to Doobesh by Tony Abbott ($3.99 each, 7-10). Animal Ark issues Husky in a Hutand Polars on the Path by Ben M. Baglio, illus. by Ann Baum and Jenny Gregory ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Science Fair from the Black Lagoonis a new Black Lagoon Adventures Chapter Book by Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee ($3.99, 7-10). Maya & Miguelstar in My Twin Brother/My Twin Sister by Crystal Velasquez ($3.99, 7-10); The Matchmaker;and Big Ideas by Eugenia Santiesteban($5.99 each, 7-10). There are four new NBA titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10). Teen Titanshas three additions ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10). And Duel Masters presents Kaijudo Master's Guide($6.99, 7-10); and Winning Streakand Psych Out($3.99 each, 7-10).
Bad Dog debuts with Bad Dog and That Hollywood Hoohah, Bad Dog and Those Crazee Martiansand Bad Dog and the Curse of the President's Knee by Martin Chatterton ($4.99 each, 9-12). Spy X adds Proof Positiveand Tunnel Vision by Peter Lerangis ($4.99, 9-12). The Adventures of the Bailey School Kidsgains The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, illus. by John Stevens Gurney ($3.99, 7-10). Ghostville Elementary releases Ghost Be Gone!and Beware of the Blabbermouth! by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey ($3.99 each, 7-10). Just Disgustingis a new Just... title by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton ($4.99, 7-12). Launching On the Run is Chasing the Falconers by Gordon Korman ($4.99, 9-12). And new Star Wars titles are The Last of the Jedi #1and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Jude Watson ($5.99 each, 9-12); and Secrets of the Jedi by Watson ($12.95, 9-12).
Princess Schoolcontinues with Beauty Is a Beastand Princess Charming by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($4.99 each, 9-12). McGrowl issues Puppy Tales by Bob Balaban ($4.99, 9-12). There are two new Heartlandnovels by Lauren Brooke ($4.99 each, 9-12). Dragons of Deltora adds The Sister of the South by Emily Rodda, illus. by Marc McBride ($4.99, 9-12). Now You See It, Now You Don'tjoins The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazer, illus. by Lynn Gesue ($4.99, 9-12). Dear Dumb Diary releases Am I the Princess or the Frog? by Jim Benton ($4.99, 9-12). On the Runsprints on with The Fugitive Factor by Gordon Korman ($4.99, 9-12). The Hatchling by Kathryn Lasky is a new Guardians of Ga'Hoole book ($4.99, 9-12). Bioniclehas three additions ($4.99-$5.99 each, 9-12). Scholastic Classics presents The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ($5.99, 9-up). One Tree Hill releases three tie-ins ($5.99-$6.99 each, 12-up). The O.C. issues two novelizations ($6.99 each, 12-up). And It's Happy Bunny adds Love Bites by Jim Benton and Life. Get One($7.99 each, 12-up).
Max's Mystical Logbook by Marissa Moss ($5.99, 7-10); The Fish in Room 11 by Heather Dyer ($3.99, 7-10); Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi, Arilla Sun Down and Cousins by Virginia Hamilton, The Wolving Time by Patrick Jennings and The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick ($5.99 each, 9-12); Bluish: A Novel and Time Pieces by Virginia Hamilton ($4.99 each, 9-12); Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, illus. by Brett Helquist ($6.99, 9-12); Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke ($7.99, 9-12); The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers ($5.99, 10-up); My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel ($5.99, 12-up); and The Beast by Walter Dean Myers ($7.99, 12-up).
PAPERBACK SERIES REPRINTS
Scholastic Bookshelf issues The Dumb Bunnies by Sue Denim, illus. by Dav Pilkey; Just the Two of Us by Will Smith, illus. by Kadir Nelson; Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Joe Cepeda; Sometimes I'm a Bombaloo by Rachel Vail, illus. by Yumi Heo; and The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza by David Shannon ($5.99 each, 3-up). The Underland Chronicles reprints Gregory and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins ($6.99, 9-12). The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy releases The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable ($5.99, 12-up). And First Person Fictionoffers The Stone Goddess by Minfong Ho ($6.99, 9-12) and Finding My Hat by John Son ($6.99, 12-up).
Diaper David Books: Oh, David! and Oops! ($6.99 each) by David Shannon are board books starring this troublemaking toddler. (3-5)
Once Upon a Cloud ($16.95) by Rob D. Walker, illus. by Matt Mahurin ($16.95), is a celebration of clouds. (4-8)
The Magic Rabbit ($15.95) by Richard Jesse Watson. A rabbit discovers that the greatest treasure is a new friend. (4-8)
The Black Belt Club debuts with Seven Wheels of Power by Dawn Barnes, illus. by Bernard Chang ($16.95, paper $4.99, 7-11).
I Love You Through and Through ($8.95) by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church. This book featuring a toddler and a teddy bear reveals a child's many emotions. (up to 3)
Good Night, Little One ($6.99) by Salina Yoon offers a lift-the-flap look at animals' napping places. (up to 3)
Mama Loves You ($6.99) by Caroline Stutson, illus. by John Segal. Animal mothers declare their love for their little ones. (3-5)
Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea ($5.99) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Laura Bryant, introduces five mischievous sharks. (3-5)
Girls Hold Up This World ($16.95) by Jada Pinkett Smith, photos by Donyell Kennedy-McCullough, portrays the strength and beauty of girls. (4-9)
Cartwheel Cloth Books presents Hand Puppet Board Books: Old MacDonald Had a Farmand This Little Piggy, illus. by Michelle Berg; and Sweet, Sweet Baby! by Javaka Steptoe ($12.95 each, up to 3); Little Lamb($7.99, up to 3); and Go, Baby Go!and Play, Baby, Play! by Ann Blakeslee, photos by Anna Palma ($8.99 each, up to 3). Sing-and-Readchimes in with Bingo, illus. by Hans Wilhelm; Fire Truck! by Ivan Ulz, illus. by Jill Dubin; and She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain, illus. by Chris Demarest ($4.99 each, 4-8). And Ready, Freddy! adds Don't Sit on My Lunchand Talent Show Scaredy-Pants by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99 each, 4-8).
I Spy reissues 13 titles by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick ($13.95 each, all ages).
It's Graduation Day ($2.99) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Tammie Lyon, tells of Matt's kindergarten graduation. (3-5)
My Daddy and Me ($3.50) by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Ard Hoyt, introduces a multicultural group of fathers and children. (4-8)
When Guinea Pigs Fly ($14.95, paper $3.99) by James Proimos and Andy Rheingold, illus. by Proimos features a guinea pig who dreams of escaping from his cage and exploring the world. (7-10)
New Easter Surprise tales are Little Lamb's Easter Surprise, Little Duck's Easter Surprise, Little Chick's Easter Surpriseand Little Bunny's Easter Surprise($1.99 each, up to 3). And Cliffordstars in Clifford Goes to Washington, original story by Norman Bridwell ($3.50, 4-8); as well as eight additional tales ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Pirate Girl ($15.95) by Cornelia Funke, illus. by Kerstin Meyer, offers a high-seas adventure starring a spirited girl. (3-5)
No More Cookies! ($16.95) by Paeony Lewis, illus. by Brita Granström. What happens when Florence and her stuffed monkey reach the bottom of the cookie tin? (5-up)
The Kazillion Wish ($15.95) by Nick Place, illus. by Ross Collins. Two siblings search for a stepmother to cheer up their sad dad. (7-10)
Candy ($16.95) by Kevin Brooks tells of a boy who cares only about his music—until he meets a girl. (12-up)
The Cry of the Icemark ($18.95) by Stuart Hill. The fate of a kingdom whose monarch has died rests on the shoulders of one girl. (12-up)
SCHOLASTIC EN ESPAÑOL
Titles in Spanish
Bebé Micky encuentra un amigo (Baby Mickey Finds a Friend), El mejor día de Pooh (Pooh's Best Day), Los bebés Disney en la granja (Disney Babies at the Farm), ¡Vamos hornear galletas, Pinocho! (Let's Bake Cookies, Pinocchio!) and Qué desorden, cachorritos! (What a Mess, Little Puppies) ($3.99 each, 2-5); Care Bears: ¡A buscar huevos de pascua! (Easter Egg Hunt) ($3.50, 3-5); El Capitán Calzoncillos y la feroz batalla contra el niño mocobiónico, 1A parte: la noche de los mocos vivientes (Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets) and 2A parte: la venganza de los ridículos mocorobots (Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers) by Dav Pilkey ($4.99 each, 7-10); and Junie B. Jones y el negocio del mono (Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business) and Junie B. Jones y su gran bocota (Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99 each, 7-10).
Bone debuts with Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith ($18.95, paper $9.99, all ages).
Food for Thought: The Complete Book of Concepts for Growing Minds ($14.94) by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers. Food sculptures portray early learning concepts. (up to3)
The Animal Rescue Store ($16.95) by Elizabeth Swados, illus. by Anne Wilson. A true story inspired this tale about a man who takes care of and finds homes for animals in trouble. (4-8)
The Red Bird ($16.95) by Astrid Lindgren, trans. by Patricia Crampton, illus. by Marit Törnquist, tells a story of friendship, hope and redemption. (4-8)
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp ($16.95) by Philip Pullman, illus. by Sophy Williams, retells this classic story. (7-10)
The Waterless Sea ($16.95) by Kate Constable, trans. by Patricia Crampton, is the second installment of the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy. (12-up)
Absolutely, Positively, Not ($16.95) by David LaRochelle. Though uncertain about some things, Steven knows that he is notgay. (12-up)
The Quiltmaker's Journey ($17.95) by Jeff Brumbeau, illus. by Gail de Marcken, is a prequel to The Quiltmaker's Gift. (All ages)
Rin, Rin, Rin, Do, Re, Mi ($16.95) by José-Luis Orozco, illus. by David Diaz. In this bilingual story with music, a boy asks his family to sing and read to him. (3-5)
Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy? ($16.95) by Jason Alexander, illus. by Ron Spears. Gaby goes to his father to find out the truth. (4-8)
The Wheels on the Race Car ($14.95) by Alexander Zane, illus. by James Warhola, offers a spin on a familiar children's song. (4-8)
What's Going On In There? ($14.95) by Geoffrey Grahn presents a guessing game that takes readers behind the scenes of an ordinary town. (4-8)
Katie's Sunday Afternoon ($16.95) by James Mayhew. This young art lover visits a museum. (4-8)
One Smart Goose ($16.95) by Caroline Jayne Church. A little goose saves his gaggle from a fox. (4-8)
Counting in the Garden ($16.95) by Kim Parker presents a counting book featuring insects, animals and flowers. (4-8)
Avril Crump and Her Amazing Clones ($9.95) by Angela Woolfe introduces a girl, a talking dog and a man named Bonaparte—all of whom are clones. (9-12)
Montmorency on the Rocks: Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer? ($16.95) by Eleanor Updale is a follow-up to Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?(9-12)
Plastic Angel ($17.95) by Nerissa Nields is a first novel about friendship, music and being true to oneself. (9-12)
The Land of Elyon debuts with The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman ($11.95, 9-12).
Goodnight, My Duckling ($16.95) by Nancy Tafuri is a companion to Have You Seen My Duckling?(3-5)
Chameleon, Chameleon ($16.95) by Joy Cowley, photos by Nic Bishop, focuses on these creatures. (4-8)
The Subway Mouse ($15.95) by Barbara Reid is a tale about finding one's way in the world. (4-8)
Never Cry Woof! A Dog-U-Drama ($16.95) by Jane Wattenberg offers a spin on an Aesop's fable. (4-8)
Zen Shorts ($16.95) by Jon J Muth presents three Zen tales. (4-up)
Surviving Aunt Marsha ($15.95) by Sophie Laguna. How will siblings survive three weeks with an aunt who loves kidney pie and hates comic books? (9-12)
Out Standing in My Field ($16.95) by Patrick Jennings. Quitting baseball isn't an option for a boy named after Ty Cobb. (9-14)
Ghost Ship ($16.95) by Dietlof Reiche, trans. by John Brownjohn, offers a pirate ghost story. (9-12)
Deliver Us from Normal ($16.95) by Kate Klise is a novel centering on a large, unorthodox family. (10-14)
Smiler's Bones ($16.95) by Peter Lerangis is a novel based on the true story of Minik, an Eskimo boy brought to New York at the beginning of the 20th century. (12-up)
Shadow Life: A Portrait of Anne Frank and Her Family ($16.95) by Barry Denenberg examines the Holocaust and the lives of the Frank family. (12-up)
The Golden Hamster Sagacontinues with Freddy to the Rescue by Dietlof Reiche, trans. by John Brownjohn, illus. by Joe Cepeda ($16.95, 7-10). And The Gatekeepers debuts with Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz ($17.95, 9-12).
BOARD BOOK REPRINT
You Are Special, Little One by Nancy Tafuri ($7.99, 3-5).
The Keys to the Kingdom releases hardcover editions of Mister Monday, Grim Tuesdayand Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nixon ($15.95 each, 9-12).
Never Mind the Goldbergs ($16.95) by Matthue Roth is a novel about an Orthodox Jewish girl who is a punk rocker. (12-up)
Splintering ($16.95, paper $6.99) by Eireann Corrigan. This novel told in poems tells of a family that is falling apart after a violent assault. (12-up)
Heavy Metal and You ($16.95) by Christopher Krovatin reveals what happens when a music-loving boy meets a girl who is not impressed with his friends—nor are they with her. (12-up)
Where We Are, What We See: Poems, Stories, Essays, and Art from the Best Young Writers and Artists in America ($7.99) is an anthology featuring young authors. (12-up)
Kissing the Rain by Kevin Brooks ($7.99, 12-up).
Scholastic Atlas of Space ($17.95) explores the universe. (7-10)
Hook, Line, & Seeker ($14.95) by Jim Arnosky is a guide to fishing, boating and water wildlife. (9-12)
The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look at the Inside of Your Head ($18.95) by HP Newquist, illus. by Keith Kasnot and Eric Brace, examines the human brain. (9-14)
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times ($19.95) by David Rubel is an updated edition of this reference. (9-up)
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow ($19.95) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti focuses on Germany's Hitler Youth organization. (12-up)
Scholastic Book of Firsts ($8.95) by Jim Buckley, Jr., illus. by David Sheldon, explains the genesis of things. (8-12)Paperback Series
Everything You Need to Know About... Homework adds six titles by Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly ($8.95 each, 9-up).
How to Make Balloon Animals ($7.99) is a kit containing instructions, balloons and a balloon pump. (8-12)
New Fun Packs are Spy Surveillance, Glitter Artand The Invincible Rope Trick and Other Magic Tricks($7.99 each, 8-12).
SCHOOL SPECIALTY CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/BRIGHTER CHILD
Paperback Series Keepsake Stories in Spanish and English adds Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Ricitos de oro y los tres osos, Jack and the Beanstalk/Juan y los frijoles magicos, Little Red Riding Hood/Caperucita rojaand The Three Little Pigs/Los tres cerditos by Carol Ottolenghi ($3.99 each, 4-8).
SCHOOL SPECIALTY CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/GINGHAM DOG
Lightning Readers introduces Ellie: The Perfect Dress for Me by C.M. Rubin ($14.95, 3-8); and Buttercup, the Clumsy Cow, Cat in a Coat, The Thirsty Moose, Tall Tilly, Too Small Paul, The Foolish Turtle, My Dentist Is Not a Monsterand Dinosaur Planet($3.95 each, 4-8).
SCHOOL SPECIALTY CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/IN CELEBRATION
Mini Pop-Up Storybooksoffers David and Goliath, Bible Heroes, The Story of Jesus, The Story of Jonah, The Story of Noahand God Made the World($1.99 each, 3-6). And new Little Storybooks are Bible Heroes, Vol. 1, 2, 3and 4; and Daniel, David, Esther, Jesus, Jonah, Joseph, Mosesand Noah ($.99 each, 3-6)
Faith Rules! issues Faith in Action, His Word in My Life, Prayer in My Lifeand Sharing My Beliefs by Judy Reed ($4.99, 10-up).
SCHOOL SPECIALTY CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING/WATERBIRD
By Air, Sea, and Land releases Boats, Cars, Diggers, Planes, Special Engines, Tractors, Trainsand Trucks by Paul Stickland ($3.99 each, 3-6). And Extreme Readers in Spanish & Englishoffers Tiny Terrors/Terrores diminutos, Predator Attack/El predador ataca, Space Mysteries/Misterios del espacio, Wild Weather/Tiempo salvaje, Animals Day and Night/Animales de dia y de noche and Destruction Earth/Destruccion en la Tierra by Katharine Kenah ($3.94 each, 4-8).
SERAPHIC PRESS (Jonathan David Publishers, dist.)
The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden ($14.95) by Robert Avrech, illus. by Obadinah Heavner, tells of the friendship between a Jewish boy and an Apache girl living in the Arizona territory. (12-up)
Amazing Baby Novelty Books welcomes Amazing Baby Peekaboo, Puppy!and Amazing Baby Rattle Rattle! by Beth Harwood, illus. by Emma Dodd ($5.95 each, up to 3). Nursery Collectiongains Bedtime Stories by Harwood, illus. by Susie Lacome ($12.95, up to 3). Let's Start! Classic Songs issues Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Todd and Wayne South ($12.95, up to 4). Snappy Sounds adds Vroom!and Woof!, illus. by Derek Matthews ($12.95 each, 3-5). Snappy Little Fairy Tales by Beth Harwood, illus. by Matthews, is a new Snappy title ($12.95, 3-5). BusyBugz Mini Pop-Upsoffers BusyBugz Busy Days!and BusyBugz Flying High! by Harwood, illus. by Bill Bolton ($4.95 each, 3-5). Maurice Pledger's Nature Trailscontinues with Reptiles by A.J. Wood, illus. by Pledger ($12.95, 3-up).Roboticoffers Robotic Hornet by Clive Gifford ($17.95, 8-12). Joining Flight Test Lab is Spacecraft by Paul Beck ($17.95, 8-12). Model Maker releases Tanks and Artillery by Ian Graham ($12.95, 8-12). And Fine Art Studio debuts with Drawing by Jim Bradrick and Painting by Mary Iverson ($18.95 each, 10-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Eloise's What I Absolutely Love Love Love ($9.95), featuring Kay Thomson's Eloise and drawings by Hilary Knight, focuses on what this resident of the Plaza loves. (All ages)
This Little Light of Mine ($16.95), illus. by E.B. Lewis, offers an interpretation of this spiritual. (All ages)
Little Quack's Bedtime ($14.95) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson, is a bedtime tale starring this duck. (2-6)
Mouse's First Spring ($12.95) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan. Mouse and his mother welcome spring. (2-6)
Honey Baby Sugar Child ($15.95) by Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Susan Keeter, expresses a mother's love. (3-6)
Wait! I Want to Tell You a Story ($15.95) by Tom Willans. A muskrat outwits a hungry tiger. (3-7)
This Is the Van That Dad Cleaned ($15.95) by Lisa Campbell Ernst tells of a family on the go. (3-7)
Raymie, Dickie, and the Bean: Why I Love and Hate My Brothers: Book and CD ($17.95) by Ray Romano with Richard and Robert Romano, illus. by Gary Locke. This actor and his brothers tell of their childhood antics. (4-7)
Chicken in the Kitchen ($15.95) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Eleanor Taylor, is the tale of a chicken on a mission. (4-8)
Everything I Know About Cars ($16.95) by Tom Lichtenheld is a follow-up to Everything I Know About Monstersand Everything I Know About Pirates. (4-8)
What Grandmas Can't Do ($14.95) by Doug Wood, illus. by Doug Cushman, focuses on grandmothers' abilities. (4-8)
Let George Do It! ($15.95) by George Foreman, story by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Whitney Martin, shows how even the smallest kid can triumph. (4-8)
And Tango Makes Three ($14.95) by Justin and Peter Parnell, illus. by Henry Cole. Two penguins at the Central Park Zoo build a nest and hatch a chick. (4-8)
Gladys Goes Out to Lunch ($15.95) by Derek Anderson relays a gorilla's gastronomic adventure. (4-8)
Ker-Splash ($14.95) by George O'Connor. American Eagle and Bug Lady spend a day at the beach. (4-8)
The Three Silly Billies ($15.95) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Barry Moser, retells The Three Billy Goats Gruff. (4-8)
A Sweet Smell of Roses ($16.95) by Angela Johnson, illus. by Eric Velasquez. Two sisters sneak out of their house to join a civil rights march. (5-8)
The Shot Heard 'Round the World ($16.95) by Phil Bildner, illus. by C.F. Payne, tells of one of the greatest games ever played. (5-8)
Magnus at the Fire ($15.95) by Jennifer Armstrong, illus. by Owen Smith, relates the story of a spirited horse. (5-8)
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations ($9.95) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is a companion to The Spiderwick Chronicles. (5-8)
Clemency Pogue: Fairy Killer ($9.95) by J.T. Petty follows this heroine's quest to right the wrongs she has set in motion. (8-12)
The Wedding Planner's Daughter ($15.95) by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. Willa plays matchmaker for her wedding planner mother. (8-13)
The Valley of Secrets ($16.95) by Charmian Hussey, illus. by Christopher Crump. An orphan learns he has inherited a mysterious estate. (9-up)
Sea Legs ($16.95) by Alex Shearer recounts an adventure at sea. (10-14)
To Catch a Prince ($14.95) by Gillian McKnight. One summer in London, two stepsisters each try to hook Prince William. (10-14)
Hover Car Racer: Crash Course ($9.95) by Matthew Reilly, illus. by Pablo Raimondi, offers a techno-thriller. (10-up)
Hello, America ($16.95) by Livia Bitton-Jackson concludes the trilogy that includes I Have Lived a Thousand Yearsand My Bridges of Hope. (11-up)
Shrimp ($15.95) by Rachel Cohn is a sequel to Gingerbread. (12-up)
Broken China ($16.95) by Lori Aurelia Williams. A grieving young mother struggles to make enough money to give her daughter a beautiful funeral. (12-up)
A Really Nice Prom Mess ($14.95) by Brian Sloan. Car chases and mistaken identities play roles in this story of a boy who would rather be with his boyfriend than at the prom with a girl. (12-up)
Invisible ($15.95) by Pete Hautman centers on a boy who is invisible to the other kids at school and to the popular girl he is obsessed with. (12-up)
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie ($16.95) by Holly Black is a companion to Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale. (12-up)
Naughts and Crosses ($15.95) by Marjorie Blackman relays a modern-day Romeo and Julietstory. (14-up)
The Au Pairs: Skinny-Dipping ($14.95) by Melissa de la Cruz is a sequel to The Au Pairs. (14-up)
New Ready-to-Read titles are Puppy Mudge Wants to Play by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($14.95, 3-5); and Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Rylant, illus. by Stevenson ($14.95, 5-7). The Lighthouse Familygains The Turtle by Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($14.95, 6-10). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientistoffers The Fran That Time Forgot by Jim Benton ($14.95, 7-10). Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix joins Shadow Children ($15.95, 8-12). And The Farsala Trilogy issues Rise of a Hero by Hilari Bell ($17.95, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
Stinky Thinking: The Big Book of Gross Games and Brain Teasers ($6.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by Laurie Keller, collects games, quizzes and problems to solve. (6-10)
The Declaration of Independence ($3.99) by Peter and Connie Roop, illus. by Jim Madsen. The origins of this document. (7-10)
The Thief and the Beanstalk ($4.99) by P.W. Cantanese. Can a thief be a hero, too? (9-12)
New Ready-to-Read titles are Robin Hill School: First-Grade Bunny by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon ($3.99, 4-6); Childhood of Famous Americans: George Washington's First Victory by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Diane Dawson Hearn ($3.99, 5-7); and Stories of Famous Americans: John Adams Speaks for Freedom by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Craig Orback ($3.99, 6-8). Bella Baxter debuts with Inn Trouble by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, illus. by John Shelley ($3.99, 6-9). Ready-for-Chapters issues three Nancy Drew Notebooks by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Jan Naimo Jones ($3.99 each, 6-9); Loved Best by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Felicia Marshall; The Freaky Joe Club: Secret File #4: The Case of the Psychic Hamster by P.J. McMahon, illus. by John Manders; and Blast to the Past: Lincoln's Legacyand Disney's Dream by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon, illus. by David Wenzel ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Nancy Drew: Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene has four additions; and The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon adds two titles ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Dixon's The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers debuts with Extreme Danger($1.99, 8-12); and Running on Fumes, Boardwalk Bustand Thrill Ride($4.99 each, 8-12). Mars Year One issues Marsquake! by Brad Strickland and Thomas Fuller ($4.99, 8-12). Childhood of Famous Americans welcomes Althea Gibson: Young Tennis Player by Beatrice Gormley and Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist by Kathleen Kudlinski, both illus. by Meryl Henderson ($4.99 each, 8-12). Joining Childhood of World Figures are Anne Frank: Young Diarist by Ruth Ashby and Christopher Columbus: Young Explorer by Kudlinski ($4.99 each, 8-12). Worst Class Trip Ever by Sandy Beech joins Castaways ($4.99, 8-12). Beech's Penelope Fritter: Super-Sitter welcomes The Chipster's Sister($4.99, 8-12). Star Power by Catherine Hapka has three additions ($4.99 each, 9-13). Joining Outcast by Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski is Ghostfire($5.99, 10-up). And Pendragon issues The Territories of Halla by D.J. MacHale, illus. by Peter Ferguson ($7.99, 10-up).
Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox by Erin Dealey, illus. by Hanako Wakiyama; and A Quiet Place by Doug Wood, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($6.99 each, 3-7); Lettice the Dancing Rabbit by Mandy Stanley ($6.99, 3-8); Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles, illus. by Jerome Lagarrigue ($6.99, 4-8); Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, illus. by E.B. Lewis; Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy by Phil Bildner, illus. by C.F. Payne; and The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein, illus. by Henry Cole ($6.99 each, 5-8); Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by James E. Ransome ($6.99, 5-10); America Is... by Louise Borden, illus. by Stacey Schuett ($6.99, 6-9); Alice in Blunderland by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($4.99, 7-up); Rebel by Willo Davis Roberts; The Perils of the Peppermints and The Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace; Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; Shadows on the Sea and Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow; Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo, trans. by Ann Leonori; and No Dogs Allowed! by Bill Wallace ($4.99 each, 8-12); The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and JumpMan: Rule #1: Don't Touch Anything by James Valentine ($5.99 each, 8-12); Back in Time with Benjamin Franklin: A Qwerty Stevens Adventure by Dan Gutman ($4.99, 9-12); and Time Travelers, Twenty Horses by Harriet Gillem Robinet ($4.99, 9-14).
PAPERBACK SERIES REPRINTS
Stories to Go!offers 18 titles, including Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus, illus. by Jose Aruego ($4.99, 3-7); Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle; and Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($4.99 each, 4-8); CDB! by William Steig ($4.99, 5-8); and Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney ($4.99, 5-9). Ready-to-Read reprints Henry and Mudge and Funny Lunch by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Carolyn Bracken in the style of Suçie Stevenson ($3.99, 5-7); and Fitch & Chip: New Pig in Townand When Pigs Fly by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Frank Ansley ($3.99 each, 6-8). Moongobble and Mecontinues with The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville, illus. by Katherine Coville ($3.99, 6-10). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist releases The Invisible Fran by Jim Benton ($3.99, 7-10). Annabel the Actress Starring Ingains Camping It Up by Ellen Conford, illus. by Renee W. Andriani ($3.99, 7-10). Cat Pack by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor issues The Grand Escape($4.99, 8-12). And Aladdin Classics reprints The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane ($3.99, 8-12).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
Imagine a Day ($16.95) by Sarah Thomson, illus. by Rob Gonsalves, is a companion to Imagine a Night. (All ages)
Ballpark ($17.95) by Lynn Curlee examines baseball parks. (All ages)
Wiggle ($12.95) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Scott Menchin, features a wiggling pooch. (1-4)
So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? ($15.95) by Karla Kuskin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. A boy interviews a cat for his class project. (1-4)
Angel Coming ($15.95) by Heather Henson, illus. by Susan Gaber. A girl awaits the arrival of her new sibling. (3-6)
Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep ($15.95) by Erin Dealey, illus. by Hanako Wakiyama, is a companion to Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox. (3-7)
Roy Makes a Car ($16.95) by Mary E. Lyons, based on a story collected by Zora Neale Hurston, illus. by Terry Widener ($16.95). A larger-than-life man sets out to build an indestructible car. (4-8)
I Am an Ankylosaurus ($15.95) by Karen Wallace, illus. by Mike Bostock looks at life through the eyes of a dinosaur. (4-8)
Seeds ($15.95) by Ken Robbins. Photos and text chronicle the life of a seed. (6-9)
How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt ($16.95) by Tamara Bower is a tale based on an Egyptian scroll. (7-11)
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs ($16.95) by Betty G. Birney and Matt Phelan celebrates the ability to see beyond the obvious. (8-12)
Secret Agent ($16.95) by Robyn Freedman Spizman and Mark Johnston is the story of an aspiring spy whose parents are getting a divorce. (9-12)
Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War ($18.95) by Jennifer Armstrong focuses on Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. (9-14)
Trick of the Mind ($16.95) by Judy Waite is a tale of love, betrayal and magic. (12-up)
Alice on Her Way ($15.95) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor takes Alice to Manhattan. (12-up)
The Minister's Daughter ($16.95) by Julie Hearn. Set during the Civil War in England, this novel tells of a faerie girl and a minister's daughter. (12-up)
I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: Memories of a Schindler's List Survivor ($16.95) by Laura Hillman relays a true story of love and survival. (13-up)
Ready-to-Read presents Billy and the Rebel: Based on a True Civil War Story by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Brian Floca ($14.95, 6-8). A Knight's Storycontinues with Field of Blood by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($9.95, 7-11). The Cat Pack welcomes Polo's Mother by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Alan Daniel ($15.95, 8-12). And The Virtual War Chronologs issues The Revolt by Gloria Skurzynski ($16.95, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/JACKSON
Kitten Red, Yellow, Blue ($15.95) by Peter Catalanotto is a counting book featuring kittens of various hues. (2-5)
Saving the Liberty Bell ($16.95) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Marsha Gray Carrington, describes how Pennsylvanians saved the Liberty Bell from the British in 1777. (2-5)
While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat ($15.95) by Amy Reichert, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. At Rose's bedtime, Mama's chat with Uncle Fred is taking forever. (2-5)
The Boys of San Joaquin ($15.95) by D. James Smith. Three boys search for a stash of cash. (9-12)
Lucky Stars ($16.95) by Lucy Frank. A boy and a girl who like to sing find their own voices—and each other. (10-14)
My Father the Werewolf ($17.95) by Henry Garfield. Danny tries to protect the town from his father. (13-up)
Stained ($16.95) by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. In 1975, a priest holds power over three teens. (14-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM/SCHWARTZ
Precious and the Boo Hag ($16.95) by Patricia C. McKissack and Onawumi Jean Moss, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker. A girl must outwit a trickster. (4-8)
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates ($16.95) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Raúl Cólon, focuses on the life of this baseball player. (4-8)
Tadpole's Promise ($15.95) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross, centers on two star-crossed lovers—a tadpole and a caterpillar. (4-8)
Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II ($16.95) by Marisabina Russo is a Holocaust survival story based on the author's family's experience. (6-up)
Lowji Discovers America ($15.95) by Candace Fleming. A boy from India adjusts to his new life in suburban America. (7-11)
The Cloud Chamber ($16.95) by Joyce Maynard relays the story of a Montana teenage boy whose family is falling apart. (11-14)
The Story of Mr. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat by Lore Segal, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky ($16.95, paper $6.99, 4-8).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Series in Spanish
Dora la Exploradora (Dora the Explorer) releases ¡Presentamos a diego! (Meet Diego) by Leslie Valdes, trans. by Argentina Palacios Ziegler; and Los buenos modales de Dora (Dora's Book of Manners) by Christine Ricci, both illus. by Susan Hall ($3.99 each paper, 3-7). Pistas de Blue (Blue's Clues)offers A contra con Blue (Counting with Blue) by Lauryn Silverhardt ($4.99, 2-5); and Blue un día de lluvia (Blue's Best Rainy Day) by Deborah Reber, illus. by Kevin Cardinali ($3.99 paper, 3-7). And Bob el Constructor (Bob the Builder) adds El atareado martillo de Bob (Bob's Busy Hammer) by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Barry Goldberg ($5.99, 3-7).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON
Dear Zoo ($12.95) by Rod Campbell is a pop-up version of this title. (2-5)
Pop-Up Booksoffers The Ark by Matthew Reinhart ($16.95, all ages); and Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Jack Norworth, illus. by John Stadler, paper engineering by Gene Vosough ($10.95, 2-5). Spring Fever! by Salina Yoon is a new Petal Tab Board Book ($6.99, 1-4). Glitter Water Board Books releases Easter Is Coming by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Jayoung Cho ($6.99, 1-4). Board Books issues What Do You Do? by Mandy Stanley ($7.99, 1-4). A new Gift Set is Chicka Chicka ABC: Board Book and Rattle by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert ($9.99, 1-4).
Little Simon Inspirations presents All God's Creatures by Karen Hill, illus. by Steven Johnson and Lou Fancher ($10.95, 1-4); and A Special Thanks by Hill, illus. by Claudine Gévry ($5.99, 1-4). Joining Board Books Plus are Birthday Fun 1,2,3! A Counting Flap Book by Noelle Carter ($6.99, 1-4); My Blankie by Patricia Ryan Lampl, illus. by Valeria Petrone ($8.99, 1-4); When Daddy Comes Home: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Lorie Ann Grover ($5.99, 1-4); Mother's Day Ribbons by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by John Wallace ($6.99, 1-5); Happy Easter Eggs by Joan Holub ($5.99, 2-5); and My Little Bag Books: My Little Toolboxand My Little Handbag, illus. by Nathan Reed ($6.99 each, 2-5). Salina Yoon's Jungle Colorsis a new Sliding Board Book ($6.99, 1-4).
Gatefold Lift-the-Flap issues A Potty for Me! by Karen Katz ($7.99, 1-5). Shaped Board Books Plusoffers Princess Fun: Count 10 to 1 by Ellen Leroe, illus. by Hideko Takahashi ($5.99, 2-5). Joining Paper-Over-Board Plus is ABC Animals: A Bedtime Story by Darice Bailer, illus. by Judith Moffatt ($10.95, 3-6). Matchbox rolls on with License Plate Books: Demolishand Dozer by Darice Bailer ($6.99 each, 3-7). New Prismatic Foil Sticker Books by Cecile Schorberle are Prima Ballerina, illus. by Dawn Apperley; and The Princess and Her Best Friend, illus. by Judy Stead ($4.99 each, 4-8). And Holiday Lift-the-Flap Booksgains Passover Is Here! by Bobby Pearlman, illus. by Christine Desmoinaux ($6.99, 5-8).
BOARD BOOK REPRINTS
Classic Board Books: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle; and Little Quack by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson ($7.99 each, 2-5).
Little Simon Inspirationsoffers Padded Board Books: A Little Book of Poems & Prayers, illus. by Joan Walsh Anglund ($9.99, all ages); and Give Me Grace: A Child's Daybook of Prayers by Cynthia Rylant; and Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field, illus. by Elizabeth Orton Jones ($7.99 each, 2-5).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/MCELDERRY
Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 ($12.95) by Karen Katz pays tribute to fathers' love. (1-5)
Ten Tiny Tickles ($14.95) by Karen Katz counts the tickles that family members give a baby. (1-5)
There's a Dragon Downstairs ($16.95) by Hilary McKay, illus. by Amanda Harvey, is a story about confronting nighttime fears. (2-5)
Monster Pet ($15.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Charlotte Middleton. What happens when a pet and its owner trade places? (3-6)
Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet ($16.95) by Chris Demarest introduces the military phonetic alphabet. (6-10)
The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables ($19.95) by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark, compiles classic fables. (6-10)
Mother Teresa ($19.95) by Demi is an illustrated biography of this saint. (7-10)
The Secret Prince ($16.95) by D. Anne Love is a fantasy tale from the author of The Puppeteer's Apprentice. (8-12)
The Magician's Boy ($14.95) by Susan Cooper, illus. by Serena Riglitti, gives this tale a magical spin. (8-12)
Permanent Rose ($15.95) by Hilary McKay is a companion novel to Saffy's Angeland Indigo's Star. (8-12)
Golden and Grey (An Unremarkable Boy and a Rather Remarkable Ghost) ($15.95) by Louise Arnold. A boy and a ghost, outcasts in their separate worlds, join forces to turn their luck around. (8-12)
I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Problems of Dred Scott ($16.95) by Sheila Moses, illus. by Bonnie Christensen, relays a story of courage and determination. (10-14)
The Black Canary ($16.95) by Jane Louise Curry. Set in medieval London, this is a tale about music, family and finding one's place in the world. (10-14)
Hold Me Tight ($16.95) by Lorie Ann Grover offers a novel about victimization and forgiveness. (10-14)
Black Storm Comin' ($16.95) by Diane Lee Wilson is a horse adventure that takes place on the eve of the Civil War. (10-14)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/SIMON PULSE
Uglies ($6.99) by Scott Westerfeld. In this novel, everyone is supermodel gorgeous. (12-up)
Beauty ($6.99) by Nancy Butcher. A queen will do whatever it takes to remain the fairest in the land. (12-up)
Seven Tears into the Sea ($6.99) by Terri Farley is a coming-of-age tale about love and loss—tinged with magic. (12-up)
Heart's Delight ($6.99) by Per Nilsson, trans. by Tara Chice, relates a love story from a teenage boy's perspective. (12-up)
South Beach Sizzle ($5.99) by Suzanne Weyn and Diana Gonzalez. In sunny South Beach, Lulu is looking to heat things up. (14-up)
She's Got the Beat ($5.99) by Nancy Krulik. Miranda was quiet—until she moved to the big city. (14-up)
30 Guys in 30 Days ($5.99) by Micol Ostow is a novel involving dating games. (14-up)
Rainbow Party ($8.99) by Paul Ruditis. Ginger decides to throw a racy party. (14-up)
Newly Wed ($5.99) by Nancy Krulik is a tale inspired by a reality TV show. (16-up)
21 ($6.99) by Jeremy Iverson is a coming-of-age story involving drinking. (16-up)
Kill Game: A Gaia Moore Novel ($7.99) by Francine Pascal. Gaia from the Fearless series is training to work for the FBI. (16-up)
Mates, Dates... by Cathy Hopkins issues Mates, Dates, and Tempting Troubleand Mates, Dates, and Great Escapes ($4.99 each, 12-up); and The Mates, Dates Guide to Life, Love, and Looking Luscious($6.99, 12-up). Hopkins's Truth or Dareoffers Starstruck($5.99, 12-up). Witch Season by Jeff Mariotte releases Winterand Spring($5.99 each, 12-up). Love Letters presents The Write Stuffand Message in a Bottle by Jahnna N. Malcolm ($5.99 each, 12-up). Joining Hunter's League is Conspiracy Revealed by Mel Odom ($5.99, 12-up). Fear Street Nightslaunches with Moonlight Secrets by R.L. Stine ($5.99, 12-up). The Nine Lives of Chloe Kinggains The Chosen by Celia Thomson ($6.99, 14-up). Throat Culturejoins Body of Evidence by Christopher Golden and Rick Hautala ($5.99, 14-up). Summer Share issues CC (Cape Cod) by Randi Reisfeld ($5.99, 14-up). And Party Roomgains Get It Started, After Hoursand Last Call by Morgan Burke ($5.99 each, 16-up).
Breakout by Paul Fleischman, Zigzag by Ellen Wittlinger and The Crying Rocks by Janet Taylor Lisle ($6.99 each, 12-up); Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez and The Second Mrs. Gioconda by E.L. Konigsburg ($7.99 each, 12-up); No Limit (previously Stone Cold) by Pete Hautman ($5.99, 12-up); The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz ($8.99, 14-up); and The Virginity Club (previously The V-Club) by Kate Brian ($5.99, 14-up).
PAPERBACK SERIES REISSUES
Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierceoffers Alanna: The FirstAdventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Manand Lioness Rampant($4.99 each, 12-up). Pierce's The Immortals presents Wild Magic, Wolf-Speakerand Emperor Mage($5.99 each, 12-up). The Farsala Trilogy releases Fall of a Kingdom(previously The Book of Sorahb: The Flame) by Hilari Bell ($5.99, 12-up). And The Tillerman Cycle by Cynthia Voigt issues The Runner($5.99, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Dora the Explorer adds nine titles ($3.99-$9.99 each, 1-4 to 4-6). Blue's Clues presents Wheel Board Book: Blue Makes a Kite by Sonali Fry, illus. by Victoria Miller ($5.99, 3-6); Blue's Big Parade! by Justin Spelvin, illus. by Ian Chernichaw ($3.99 paper, 3-7); and Ready-to-Read: Hooray for Polka Dots! by Alison Inches, illus. by Chernichaw ($3.99 paper, 4-6). Bob the Builder is back in Bob's Spring Parade by Sarah Willson, illus. by Mike Giles ($5.99 paper, 4-8). SpongeBob SquarePantshas 10 additions ($3.99-$7.99 each, all ages to 7-10). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return in seven books ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-6 to 7-11). And Totally Spies issues five titles ($3.99-$7.99 each, 3-6 to 6-11).
The Fairly OddParents reappear in seven new books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Survivorstarts up with Thailand by Erica Pass, Marquesas by Kim Ostrow and Amazon by Katherine Noll($4.99 each, 8-11). And Ashlee Simpsonstars in Out of the Shadows and into the Spotlight by Grace Norwich ($4.99, 10-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/WISEMAN
The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino ($16.95) by Dan Shaughnessy, illus. by C.F. Payne. This tale about the trials of the Boston Red Sox has been updated to include the team's winning 2004 season. (5-8)
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life ($16.95) by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Kadir Nelson. How could a normal-sized boy be born into a family of giants? (5-8)
Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly ($16.95) by Anne Bustard, illus. by Kurt Cyrus, spotlights this rock 'n roll legend. (5-9)
Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Socks ($16.95) by Robert Kinerk, illus. by Stephen Gammell. The title character goes an entire month without changing his socks. (5-9)
Angel's Grace ($15.95) by Tracey Baptiste. A mysterious photograph precipitates a journey of self-discovery for a teenage girl. (10-up)
Little Green: Growing Up During the Cultural Revolution ($15.95) by Chun Yu. Born in China in 1966, the author offers a memoir of growing up during radical times. (10-up)