MERCURY JUNIOR BOOKS (Interlink, dist.)


Patchwork First Poem Books offers Size, Color, Number and Shape by Felicia Law, illus. by Paula Knight ($7.95 each, 1-3). Classic Fairy Tales adds Cinderella ($7.95, 4-8). And Crafty Inventions debuts with Long, Long Ago, Working Things Out, Age of New Ideas and Early Discoveries ($12.95 each, 8-14).

MERLIN/WOLFHOUND (Interlink, dist.)


The Horse's Curse ($7.95) by Fiona Darling. A girl searches for a way to free a magic horse banished to live in a dark lake years before. (8-up)

What You See Is What You Get ($7.95) by Rosemary Furber. Is the ghost haunting the medieval abbey where Tim lives trying to kill him? (10-up)


The Blue Day Book for Kids: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up ($9.95) by Bradley Trevor Greive. Black-and-white animal photos accompany insights about what bums kids out and what might cheer them up. (All ages)

MILK & COOKIES PRESS (Simon & Schuster, dist.)

On My Very First School Day I Met... ($9.95) by Norman Stiles, illus. by Bill Mayer. A child meets strange and silly characters on the first day of school. (3-6)

Bunny Tails ($15.95) by Barbara Brenner, William H. Hooks and Betty Boegehold, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Bunnies learn important lessons from their mother. (4-8)

Mommy, I Love You ($9.95) by Quentin Gréban. A lost ladybug tries to find her mother. (4-8)

My Favorite Dinosaurs ($16.95) by Ruth Ashby, illus. by John Sibbick, introduces various dinosaurs. (4-8)

Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale ($17.95) by Alan Jardine, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. This version of this Beach Boys song includes a CD featuring Jardine. (4-8)


A Small Boat at the Bottom of the Sea ($16.95) by John Thomson centers on a boy who spends the summer on Puget Sound with his ex-con uncle and his dying aunt. (9-12).

Paperback ReprintI Am Lavina Cumming by Susan Lowell ($6.95, 9-12).

Paperback Series Reprints

Stories from Where We Live reprints The Great Lakes: A Literary Field Guide and The California Coast: A Literary Field Guide by Sara St. Antoine ($10.95 each, 9-up).



Milly and Molly return in Milly, Molly and the Ferryman; Milly, Molly and the Bike Ride; Milly, Molly and the Runaway Bean; Milly, Molly and I Love You; Milly, Molly and Beaky; and Milly, Molly and the Picnic by Gill Pittar, illus. by Cris Morrell ($4.95 each, 4-8).


Paperback Series

Connie the Cow stars in Connie the Cow Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8); Connie the Cow Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.29 each, 3-8); and Connie the Cow Sticker Activity Books ($2.99 each, 3-8). New HR Pufnstuf titles include HR Pufnstuf Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8) and HR Pufnstuf Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.29 each, 3-8). Build-a-Bear issues Build-a-Bear Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8); Build-a-Bear Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.29 each, 3-8); and Build-a-Bear Sticker Activity Books ($2.99 each, 3-8). Care Bears return in Care Bears Jumbo Coloring and Activity Book ($5.99, 3-8). Lil' Bratz adds Lil' Bratz Paper Dolls Books ($4.99 each, 3-8). Fun Factory offers Coloring and Activity Books ($1.99 each, 4-9). And Duel Master releases Duel Master 3-D Grand Event Activity Books ($5.99 each, 7-12).

MOODYMy First Story of Easter ($7.99) by Tim Dowley retells the Easter story. (4-7)

Paperback Series

Viking Quest continues with Heart of Courage by Lois Walfrid Johnson ($7.99, 10-up). Becoming Beka adds The Passage and The Reveal by Sarah Anne Sumpolec ($12.99 each, 13-18). And Real TV tunes in to Less Is More and Dating Do-Over by Wendy Lawton ($10.99 each, 13-up).


You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World ($16.95) by Barbara Kerley reveals the universal bond between parents and children. (All ages)

Moon ($16.95) by Steve Tomecek, illus. by Liisa Chauncey Guida. A cat shares information about the moon. (4-8)

Ocean Babies ($16.95) by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, spotlights young sea animals. (4-8)

Go Wild in New York City ($16.95) by Brad Matsen explores the environmental aspects of this city. (8-12)

Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Boy King ($17.95) by Zahi Hawass is a biography of this pharaoh. (8-12)

Monumental Verses ($16.95) by J. Patrick Lewis offers poems and photos celebrating the world's monuments. (8-12)

Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein ($17.95) provides a photographic look at this scientist's life. (10-up)

Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories ($17.95) by Dorinda Makanaõnalani Nicholson ($17.95) compiles recollections of individuals who were children during WWII. (10-up)


National Geographic World History Biographies debuts with Nelson Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom by Ann Kramer, Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King by Ellen Galford, Gandhi: The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation by Philip Wilkinson and Alexander: The Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World by Simon Adams ($17.95 each, 8-12). How to Be... offers A Samurai Warrior, A Roman Soldier, A Medieval Knight and An Aztec Warrior by Fiona Macdonald ($14.95 each, 8-12). Crossroads America gains Freedom Struggle: The Anti-Slavery Movement 1830—1865, Created Equal: Women Campaign for the Right to Vote 1840—1920 and Bright Ideas: The Age of Invention in America 1870—1910 by Ann Rossi; and New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607—1699 by Daniel Rosen ($12.95 each, 10-14). And Voices from Colonial America visits Virginia 1607—1776 by Sandy Pobst, New Jersey 1609-1776 by Robin Doak and Massachusetts 1620—1776 by Michael Burgan ($21.95 each, 10-14).


Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Country Facts That Helped Me Win the National Geographic Bee ($12.95) by Andrew Wojtanik. A teenage winner of this competition provides geography facts. (10-14)

National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide, Updated Ed. ($9.95) by Stephen Cunha rounds up geographic statistics. (10-14)


Mother Is Another Word for Love ($10.99) by Sam Butcher. This celebration of mothers features the Precious Moments characters. (All ages)

Jesus Loves the Little Children ($12.99) is a padded, die-cut board book and CD featuring this song. (3-7)

A Child's First Story of Jesus ($14.99) by Lois Rock chronicles the life of Jesus. (4-7)

A Faith to Grow on Bible ($24.99) by John MacArthur is a Bible with interactive features. (7-11)

The Jesus Encyclopedia ($19.99) by Lois Rock is a guide to Jesus' life. (7-12)


Bible for Me adds Prayers by Andy Holmes ($9.99, 3-6). Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends offers Buzby,the Misbehaving Bee ($14.99, board book $6.99, 4-10). And new to Biblezine is Magnify: The Complete New Testament ($16.99, 7-11).

NEWSOUTH BOOKS (John F. Blair, dist.)

Shlemiel Crooks ($14.95) by Anna Olswanger. In this holiday story, thieves try to steal Reb Elias's Passover wine. (7-up)


Just for Today ($15.95) by Jan Phillips, illus. by Alison Bonds Shapiro. Just for the day, the Bear family and their pets decide to do nothing but enjoy one another's company. (3-10)



d'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri Mortenson d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire ($24.95, 4-up); Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill ($15.95, 4-up); Averill's Jenny Goes to Sea ($17.95, 6-up); and The Bear and the People by Reiner Zimnik ($16.95, 9-up).

NOMAD PRESS (802-649-1995)


Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself ($16.95) by Maxine Anderson compiles projects based on inventions and innovations of the Civil War era. (8-12)

Tools of Timekeeping: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Telling Time ($16.95) by Linda Formichelli and W. Eric Martin, examines how people have tracked time through the ages. (9-12)

Tools of Navigation: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Finding Your Way ($16.95) by Rachel Dickinson presents a history of navigation plus activities. (9-12)


So Shy ($15.95) by Vicki Morrison, illus. by Nora Hilb. A boy's kindness and bravery help him forget his shyness and win him a new friend. (4-8)

Basghetti Spaghetti ($15.95) by Susanne Vettiger, illus. by Marie-Anne Raber. A tongue-tied crab's undersea adventures boost his self-confidence. (4-up)

Runaway Pony ($15.95) by Krista Ruepp, illus. by Ulrike Heyne. After a run-in with a tractor, a girl must win back the trust of her horse. (4-up)

My Friend ($15.95) by Beatrice Alemagna. A creature that is not quite a dog and not quite a sheep makes friends with another unusual animal. (4-up)

Jorinda and Jorindel ($15.95) by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Bernadette Watts, presents this tale of love triumphing over evil enchantment. (4-up)

Wiggles ($15.95) by Christophe Loupy, illus. by Eve Tharlet. A puppy's curiosity leads to mishaps on the farm. (4-up)

Little Bobo's Circus Adventure ($15.95) by Serena Romanelli, illus. by Hans de Beer. A violin-playing orangutan forms a jungle orchestra. (4-up)


Rainbow Fish returns in Rainbow Fish Counting/Numeros, Rainbow Fish Colors/Colores and Rainbow Fish Opposites by Marcus Pfister ($4.99 each, 1-up).

Board Book ReprintFive Little Ducks: A Traditional Nursery Rhyme by Pamela Paparone ($5.95, 1-up).

Paperback Reprints

Hugs and Kisses by Christophe Loupy, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($6.95, 3-up); and The Best Father of All by Peter Horn, illus. by Cristina Kadmon ($6.95, 4-up).


Hurray for Spring! ($15.95) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Taia Morley, celebrates this season. (3-5)

Animal Families, Animal Friends ($15.95) by Gretchen Woelfle, illus. by Robert Hynes, examines the many relationships found in nature. (5-8)

The Sunset Switch by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illus. by Lindy Burnett ($15.95) focuses on the moment when daytime animals go to sleep and nocturnal animals take over. (5-8)


You Can Count adds You Can Count at the Lake and You Can Count in the Dessert by David Brooks ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Kids' FAQs offers Everything Horse: What KidsReally Want to Know About Horses by Marty Crisp ($10.95, paper $7.95, 8-11). And Our Wild World welcomes Falcons, Owls and Vultures by Wayne Lynch, illus. by Sherry Neidigh ($10.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-10).


By a Thread ($16.95) by Ned Dickens, illus. by Graham Ross, reveals the different kinds of courage a child can demonstrate. (4-8)

The Twelve Days of Summer ($16.95) by Jan Andrews, illus. by Susan R. Jollife, explores the joys of summer. (4-8)

The Mountain That Walked ($16.95) by Katherine Holubitsky. A natural disaster leads to unexpected opportunity. (11-14)

Quid Pro Quo ($16.95) by Vicki Grant centers on a 13-year-old boy who knows the law well. (11-14)

Sun Signs ($16.95) by Shelley Hrdlitschka. Kayleigh learns the danger of blind faith. (11-14)

Fixed ($16.95) by Beth Goobie. In this novel, Nellie continues to search for the truth. (12-up)


Summer on the Run ($7.95) by Nancy Belgue. Douglas is convinced that rum running is worth the risk. (9-12)

Whatever Happened to My Dog Cuddles? ($6.95) by Heather Sander. Is "Cuddles" a respectable name for a dog? (9-12)

In the Paint ($7.95) by Jeff Rud. Matt must compete on and off the court to win a spot on the team. (9-12)

The Bone Flute ($6.95) by Patricia Bow. Who is the rightful owner of an ancient flute? (9-12)

Home Before Dark ($7.95) by Jo Hammond. In this novel, danger lurks in the coastal rainforest. (12-up)

Rooster ($7.95) by Don Trembath centers on a boy who wants to graduate but doesn't want to work for it. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Orca Echoes introduces A Bee in Your Ear by Frieda Wishinsky, The True Story of George by Ingrid Lee and Jeremy and the Enchanted Theater by Becky Citra ($4.99 each, 7-9). New Orca Young Readers are Flight from Bear Canyon by Anita Daher, Rescue Pup by Jean Little and Belle of Batoche and Discovering Emily by Jacqueline Guest ($4.99 each, 8-11); and Triple Threat by Eric Walters ($5.95, 8-11). Orca Currents offers Queen of the Toilet Bowl by Frieda Wishinsky and Camp Wild by Pam Withers ($7.95 each, 10-14). And Orca Soundings releases Juice by Eric Walters, Dead End Job by Vicki Grant and Something Girl by Beth Goobie ($7.95 each, 12-up).

Paperback Reprints

Hank and Fergus by Susin Nielsel-Fernlund, illus. by Louise-Andree Laliberte; and Solomon's Tree by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Janet Wilson ($7.95 each, 4-8).


Paperback Series

First Novels issues Leo's Midnight Rescue and Maddie Surfs for Cyber-Pals by Louise Leblanc, Toby's Very Important Question by Jean Lemieux and Marilou Keeps a Camel by Raymond Plante ($3.99 each, 6-9).


Paperback Series

Sports Stories scores Home Ice by Beatrice Vandervelde, Misconduct by Beverly Scudamore, Play On by Sandra Diersch, Roughing by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Suspended by Robert Rayner and Deflection by Bill Swann ($5.50 each, 9-12). Deal with It offers Arguing: Deal with It Word by Word by Elaine Slavens and Steven Murray, Gossip: Deal with It Before Word Gets Around by Catherine Rondina and Dan Workman and Racism: Deal with It Before It Gets Under Your Skin by Anne Marie Aikins and Murray ($12.95 each, 10-up). And Sidestreets Teen Fiction releases At Risk by Jacqueline Guest and Every Move by Peter McPhee ($4.99 each, 12-up).



Spectacular Women in Space ($7.95) by Sonia Gueldenpfennig describes 10 women's experiences in space. (9-13)

The Underground Reporters: A True Story ($11.95) by Kathy Kacer tells of young people who created a newspaper in the Czech Republic during WWII, when laws were introduced to restrict Jewish people's freedom. (9-13)

Putting on a Show: Theater for Young People ($11.95) by Kathleen McDonnell is written by a children's playwright. (9-14)

Hear Me Out! True Stories of Teens Confronting Homophobia ($9.95) by Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia (T.E.A.C.H.). Gay teens speak about their lives. (12-up)



Time and Again ($9.95) by Deb Loughead. Visions of ghosts and a mysterious old letter encourage Kate to find a way to save her grandparents' farm. (12-up)

Thread of Deceit ($9.95) by Sue Cliffe is a novel centering on a teenage girl who is a rebel in Upper Canada in 1835. (12-up)



Kou-Skelowh/We Are the People ($12.95) by Barbara Marchand collects Aboriginal legends emphasizing sharing and respect. (4-8)

The Moccasins ($7.95) by Earl Einarson, illus. by Julie Flett. An Aboriginal child receives a special gift from his foster mother. (4-8)

Dancing with the Cranes ($11.95) by Jeannette Armstrong, illus. by Ron Hall. A girl is having a hard time being enthusiastic about a soon-to-arrive sibling. (4-8)


Paperback Series

Nancy Drew Graphic Novels launches with The Demon of River Heights and Writ in Stone by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Sho Murase ($7.95 each, hardcover $12.95, 9-12). And The Hardy Boys Graphic Novels debuts with The Ocean of Osyria by Scott Lobdell, illus. by Lee Hernandez; and Identity Theft by Lobdell, illus. by Daniel Rendon ($7.95 each, hardcover $12.95, 9-12 ).


Meow Said the Mouse ($15) by Béatrice Barbey, illus. by Philippe Ames. A mouse turns into a cat and discovers the secret of interconnectedness. (4-8)


What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parent's Attention Without Hitting Your Sister ($14.95) by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, illus. by Mits Katayama, outlines positive ways in which a youngster can capture a parent's attention. (4-8)



Young Patriots introduces Phillis Wheatley, Young Revolutionary Poet by Kathryn Kilby Borland and Helen Ross Speicher and Abner Doubleday, Young Baseball Pioneer by Montrew Dunham, both illus. by Cathy Morrison ($14.95 each, paper $9.95, 8-12).

PETER PAUPER PRESS (914-681-0144)


New Scratch and Sketch titles by Heather Zschock are Princess Bella Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Story Book for Princesses of All Ages, illus. by Kerren Barbas; and Dino Dudes Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Fossil Hunters of All Ages, illus. by Roger DeMuth ($12.99 each, 4-up); and Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Imaginative Artists of All Ages, illus. by Barbas ($12.99, 6-up).


Paperback Series

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child continues with Vol. 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the Fall of the USSR by Susan Wise Bauer, illus. by Sarah Park ($16.95, hardcover $21.95, 5-12).

PEACHTREECarry Me! Animal Babies on the Move ($15.95) by Susan Stockdale highlights the many ways animal parents carry and care for their young. (2-6)

Zoom! ($15.95) by Diane Adams, illus. by Kevin Luthardt. Father and son share a roller coaster ride. (2-6)

Dad, Jackie, and Me ($16.95) by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Colin Bootman. A hearing boy and his deaf father cheer for Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. (4-8)

Daniel and His Walking Stick ($15.95) by Wendy McCormick, illus. by Constance Bergum. Stories and memories draw together a girl and her "adopted" grandfather. (4-8)

Ladies First: Women Athletes Who Made a Difference ($14.95) by Ken Rappoport profiles 20th-century athletes. (8-12)

Stumptown Kid ($14.95) by Carol Gorman and Ron Findley tells of the friendship between a white boy and a black baseball player in 1950s America. (8-12)

Do You Know the Monkey Man? ($14.95) by Dori Hillestad Butler. A teenager discovers her missing father and her twin sister, who was believed to have drowned as a toddler. (10-14)

Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers: Tips for Teens from 19 Baseball Greats ($14.95) by Steve Krasner, illus. by Keith Neely. Hall of Fame players share strategies. (10-14)


About... Nature Series offers About Mollusks: A Guide for Children and About Fish: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($7.95 each, 3-8). And The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries adds Missing! by Anne Capeci, illus. by Paul Casale ($12.95, 7-10).

Paperback Reprint

My Mother Talks to Trees by Doris Gove, illus. by Marilynn H. Mallory ($7.95, 4-8).


Paperback Reprint

Sliding into Home by Dori Hillestad Butler ($5.95, 8-12).


The Honest-to-Goodness Story of Raggedy Andy ($15.95) by Patricia Hall, illus. by Joni Gruelle Wannamaker, reveals how Raggedy Andy joined his sister in the annals of toy history. (5-8)

Joe van der Katt and the Great Picket Fence ($15.95) by Peter Welling. Working cats unite against the Fat Cats in this feline fantasy take on the story of Labor Day. (5-8)

Over Land and Sea: A Story of International Adoption ($15.95) by Steven Layne, illus. by Jane Bower, celebrates the joys of overseas adoption. (5-8)

Joshua the Giant Frog ($15.95) by Peggy Thomas, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith, is a tall tale about a frog, a boy and the Erie Canal. (5-8)

Step Up! ($15.95) by Cathe Hahn, illus. by Bob Artley, relays the story of three Belgian draft horses on Mackinac Island. (5-8)

Irish Legends for Children ($15.95) by Yvonne Carroll, illus. by Lucy Su, compiles six traditional folktales. (5-8)


Bo and the Night Intruder ($8.95) by Lynn Sheffield Simmons. Bo the Lab fights crime in small-town Texas. (8-12)

Hattie Marshall and the Prowling Panther ($6.95) by Debra Smith. Hattie deals with her sister's wedding, a flood and an annoying panther. (8-12)

Paperback Reprints

Feliciana Feydra LeRoux by Tynia Thomassie, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($15.95, 5-8); and This Side of Paradise by Stephen Layne and Cayman Gold and Elephant Tears by Richard Trout ($9.95 each, 10-14).


Paperback Reprints

Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder ($6.99, 12-up); Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor; and Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. by Sharyn November ($7.99 each, 12-up); and A Stir of Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman ($5.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

The Mount by Carol Emshwiller; and The Oran Trilogy: New Moon, Sadar's Keep and Beldan's Fire by Midori Snyder ($6.99 each, 12-up); Moon-Flash by Patricia A. McKillip ($7.99, 12-up); and The Far Side of Evil by Sylvia Engdahl ($6.99, 14-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Redwall reissues Marlfox, The Legend of Luke and Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques, illus. by Fangorn ($7.99 each, 10-up). Jacques's Castaways of the Flying Dutchman offers The Angel's Command, illus. by Ian Schoenherr ($7.99, 10-up). And Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn gains Across the Nightingale Floor: The Sword of the Warrior and Journey to Inuyama ($6.50 each, 12-up).


Pictures Telling Stories: The Art of Robert Ingpen ($35) by Robert Ingpen collects paintings and sketches from this artist. (All ages)

Samantha Squid ($15.99) by Hozumi Ichikawa is a pop-up tale introducing Samantha's friends. (3-up)

The Ugly Duckling ($15.99) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Robert Ingpen, adapts this classic. (4-up)

Nancy, the Little Gosling ($14.99) by Eve Tharlet. A gosling who doesn't like to swim finds a way to cross the water. (4-up)

It's a Dog's Life ($14.99) by Paul Banks, illus. by Jakob Kirchmayr, centers on a pooch who falls in love with the prettiest dog in town. (4-up)

The Voyage of the Poppykettle ($15.99) by Robert Ingpen. After a village is invaded, its miniature residents set sail to find a new home. (5-up)


Miko stars in "Mom, Wake Up and Play!", "No Bath, No Way!", "It Was Me, Mom!" and Double Birthday by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Stephanie Roehe ($10.99 each, 2-up).


The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez ($12.99) by Judy Goldschmidt is a novel offering a glimpse into the mind and heart of a 12-year-old girl. (10-up)

Magic or Madness ($16.99) by Justine Larbalestier. A girl is forced to live with her sinister grandmother, who just might be a witch. (12-up)

Finding Lubchenko ($16.99) by Michael Simmons. A boy tries to find a murderer to clear his father's name. (12-up)


Little Darlings ($6.99) by Sam Llewellyn. Three children rebel against their nannies. (9-up)

Hook, Line & Sinker ($7.99) by G.P. Guarente. A teenage girl learns about falling in love, getting over the past and caring for fish. (12-up)

Paperback Series

The Wereling by Stephen Cole starts up with Wounded, Prey and Resurrection ($5.99 each, 12-up). The Hollow debuts with Horseman by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore ($5.99, 12-up). The Big Empty continues with Desolation Angels and No Exit by J.B. Stephens ($6.99 each, 12-up). And Watching Alice offers Find the Miracle by Daniel Parker and Lee Miller ($7.99, 12-up).


A Tour of Evil ($10.99) by Suzi Wizowaty. A runaway girl takes refuge in a cathedral full of secrets. (10-up)

The Sword That Cut the Burning Grass ($10.99) by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is a samurai mystery featuring a kidnapped emperor and a warrior. (10-up)

Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls ($9.99) by Bennett Madison. A girl becomes an amateur sleuth when someone starts impersonating her. (12-up)

Fake ID ($10.99) by Walter Sorrells is the tale of a teenage girl and her mother who are on the run. (10-up)


The Invisible Detective by Justin Richards releases Double Life and Shadow Beast ($10.99 each, 8-up).

Paperback Series

Wright & Wong by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz issues The Case of the Prank That Stank and The Case of the Nana-Napper ($5.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Reprints

In Darkness, Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler and Haunted by Judith St. George ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Double Helix by Nancy Werlin ($5.99, 12-up).


Paperback Series

S.A.S.S.: Students Across the Seven Seas launches with Westminster Abby by Micol Ostow and Getting the Boot by Peggy Guthart Strauss ($6.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Reprints

My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel by Rosemary Graham ($5.99, 10-up); Restless: A Ghost's Story by Rich Wallace, Malka by Mirjam Pressler, Prep by Jake Coburn and Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner ($5.99 each, 12-up); Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places, ed. by Jill Davis; and Room in the Heart by Sonia Levitin ($6.99 each, 12-up); and The Farther You Run by David Wills Hurwin and Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning ($6.99 each, 14-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz reprints Eagle Strike ($5.99, 10-up).

Paperback Reissues

Rules of the Road, Backwater, Hope Was Here, Stand Tall, Squashed, Thwonk and Sticks by Joan Bauer ($7.99 each, 10-up); and The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin ($6.99, 10-up).


Borya and the Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story ($18) by Jane McNamara, illus. by Dawn Majewski, tells of the adoption of a baby boy with a talent for burping. (4-10)


Nicholas ($19.95) by René Goscinny, illus. by Jean-Jacques Sempé, trans. by Anthea Bell, tells of the exploits of a schoolboy and his friends. (All ages)

The Art Book: Children's Edition ($19.95) by Gilda Williams Ruggi is a kid-friendly version of The Art Book. (All ages)


Too Many Frogs! ($15.99) by Sandy Asher, illus. by Keith Graves. Rabbit enjoys reading stories aloud, but decides he's had enough when Froggie appears with his whole family. (3-up)

Mommies Say Shhh! ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco. What do their mothers say when farm animals raise a ruckus? (3-up)

Come Out, Come Out! ($15.99) by Pat Lowery Collins, illus. by Dee Huxley. Hildy's family knows what to do when she feels unappreciated and hides. (3-up)

Nikolai, the Only Bear ($15.99) by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Renata Liwska. The only bear at the orphanage finally finds a home. (3-up)

Bedtime! ($14.99) by Christine Anderson, illus. by Steven Salerno, introduces a girl who is far too busy to go to bed. (3-up)

That's What Friends Are For ($15.99) by Valeri Gorbachev. When his friend Pig cries, Goat must find a way to fix the problem. (3-up)

Scribbleville ($15.99) by Peter Holwitz. What happens when Stick Man moves to a town where straight lines don't exist? (3-up)

Martha ($14.99) by Gennady Spirin. A child brings home a crow with a broken wing. (4-up)

Carousel Cat ($16.99) by Robert J. Blake. A stray cat carries her kittens to safety during a fire. (4-up)

The Graves Family Goes Camping ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco describes this family's adventure with a fire-breathing dragon. (5-up)

The Pirate Meets the Queen ($15.99) by Matt Faulkner. After sailing the high seas plundering English merchant ships, Granny O'Malley makes a compromise with the queen. (5-up)

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence ($16.99) by Judith St. George, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, relates the story of this document. (5-up)

Olivia Kidney and the Exit Academy ($15.99) by Ellen Potter, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. Olivia senses that her new house holds secrets. (8-up)

Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter ($16.99) by Nancy Springer. Rowan Hood seeks revenge after learning the names of the men who murdered her mother. (8-up)

Gnat Stokes and the Foggy Bottom Swamp Queen ($16.99) by Sally Keehn. Gnat must face the evil Swamp Queen in order to save Goodlow Pryce. (10-up)


Mrs. Wishy-Washy stars in Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine and Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Splishy-Sploshy by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller ($5.99 each, 1-up). Turning Point Books adds Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George, illus. by Daniel Powers ($16.99, 5-up). Three of Diamonds joins The Diamond Brothers by Anthony Horowitz ($16.99, paper $5.99, 9-up). The Ranger's Apprentice debuts with The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan ($15.99, 10-up). And Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz is a new Alex Rider Adventure ($17.99, 10-up).

Board Book ReprintsMy First Book of Shapes and My First Book of Colors by Eric Carle ($5.99 each, 1-up).



All Sorts of Things debuts with four titles ($22.60 each, ages 4-6), All Sorts of Clothes, All Sorts of Noises, All Sorts of Numbers, and All Sorts of Shapes by Hannah Reidy, illus. by Emma Dodd. Know Your Numbers adds six more books ($22.60, 4-8) by Michael Dahl, illus. by Todd Ouren, Eggs and Legs: Counting by Twos, Footprints in the Snow: Counting by Twos, Hands Down: Counting by Fives, Lots of Ladybugs: Counting by Fives, Pie for Piglets: Counting by Twos and Starry Arms: Counting by Fives. Amazing Science: Weather adds six titles ($22.60, 4-9) by Rick Thomas, illus. by Denise Shea, Eye of the Storm: A Book About Hurricanes, Rising Waters: A Book About Floods, Rumble, Boom! A Book About Thunderstorms, Sizzle! ABook About Heat Waves, Twisters: A Book About Tornadoes and Whiteout! A Book About Blizzards. Read-it Readers significantly expands with 39 additional titles ($18.60, 4-9) including Alex and the Game of the Century, Alex and the Team Jersey, Alex and Toolie, Bamboo at Jungle School, Bamboo at the Beach, Bess and Tess, A Clown in Love, Daddy's a Busy Beaver, Daddy's a Dinosaur, Daddy's an Alien and Dan Gets Set. Doug Cushman's art brings the new Read-it Readers: Gus the Hedgehog series to life, beginning with four titles ($18.60, 4-9) by Jacklyn Williams, Happy Easter, Gus!, Happy Halloween, Gus!, Happy Valentine's Day, Gus! and Merry Christmas, Gus!. Read-it Readers: Fairy Tales adds two more titles ($18.60, 4-9) with Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. Read-it Readers: Folk Tales gets started with seven titles ($18.60, 4-9), Chicken Little, The Gingerbread Man, How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?, How the Camel Got Its Hump, The Little Red Hen, The Pied Piper and Stone Soup. Read-it Readers: Tall Tales begins with six titles ($18.60, 4-9), including John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, The Legend of Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill.

Animal Wise debuts with six titles ($22.60, 5-8) by Patricia Stockland, illus. by Todd Ouren. Dinosaur World continues with six titles ($22.60, 5-9) by Michael Dahl, illus. by Garry Nichols. The Amazing Body: The Five Senses debuts with five titles ($22.60, 5-9) by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Rick Peterson: Look! A Book About Sight; Shhhh... A Book About Hearing; Sniff, Sniff: A Book About Smell; Soft and Smooth, Bumpy and Round: A Book About Touch; and Yum! A Book About Taste. Read-it Joke Books—Supercharged! gains six new titles ($18.60, 6-8). Money Matters launches with four titles ($22.60, 6-9) by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Brian Jensen and Brad Fitzpatrick: Cash, Credit Cards, or Checks: A Book About Payment Methods; Lemons and Lemonade: A Book About Supply and Demand; Save, Spend, or Donate? A Book About Managing Money; and Ups and Downs: A Book About the Stock Market. Crafty Inventions begins with 12 titles ($26.60, 10-12) by Gerry Bailey, including Age of New Ideas, Early Civilizations and Journey into Space.


Are You Ticklish? ($10.95) by Sam McKendry, illus. by Melanie Mitchell, invites readers to touch and tickle jungle animals. (2-up)

Good Morning, Good Night ($9.95), illus. by Melanie Mitchell, is a bilingual touch-and-feel tale with gatefolds. (2-up)

Bluebird's Nest ($9.95) by Dorothea DePrisco, illus. by Jo Parry. A bird creates her nest in this book with yarn. (3-up)

Easter Egg Hunt ($9.95) by Richard Johnson offers a pull-the-tabs holiday tale. (3-up)

Fuzzy Ducky's Birthday ($8.95), illus. by Laura Merer. Woodland pals prepare to celebrate a birthday in this touch-and-feel pop-up book. (3-up)

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? ($10.95), illus. by Christine Schneider, is a counting tale revealing the answer to this question. (3-up)

Coral Reef Hide-and-Seek ($7.95), illus. by Chris Lensch. Sliding panels reveal creatures hiding in a coral reef. (4-up)

Finding Fairyland: A Picture Riddle Book ($9.95) by Beth Engelman Berner, illus. by Jenna Riggs, challenges readers to find items hidden in the art. (4-up)

Kitty's Barn ($9.95) by Margaret Wang, illus. by Pattie Silver, introduces a cat who does her chores while square dancing. (4-up)

Wild West Playset ($12.95), illus. by Barry Gott, packages a playset with a story booklet about a cookie thief. (4-up)

We're Bored ($12.95) by Pamela Hall, illus. by Nicola Slater, is a pop-up book centering on two spoiled kids who discover the joys of reading. (4-up)

Cindy Big Hair: A Twisted (and Teased & Braided) Cinderella Story ($12.95) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by David Maxey. Can Cindy's Hairy Godmother make her hair big enough to go to the Big Hair Ball? (6-up)

PLAYHOUSEMy Little Book of Blessings ($6.99), illus. by Nathan Szerdy, presents sayings and spaces for photos. (2-4)

All Gone and Squeaky Clean ($7.99 each) by Merry North, illus. by Julia Woolf, are pull-the-tab tales. (2-5)

Pretend & Play Superhero ($7.99) by Cathy Hapka, illus. by Hector Borlasca. This tale of a young superhero is packaged with a mask. (3-6)

My Little Doctor's Bag ($7.99) by Cathy Hapka, illus. by Paul Sharp. An aspiring doctor tends to a bear in this book that includes a prescription pad and bandages. (3-6)

My Sparkle Egg ($7.99) by Jackie Wolf, illus. by April Roush, is a novelty book for Easter. (3-6)

My Cat: A Photo Scrapbook and My Dog: A Photo Scrapbook ($6.99 each), illus. by April Roush, are record books for pet owners. (3-up)


Picture Me Books issues Picture Me Growing by Deborah D'Andrea, illus. by April Roush ($5.99, 1-6).



Angelina Ballerina dances on with Angelina's Silver Locket ($11.95), The Big Performance ($9.95) and Miss Lily Is Leaving ($3.50 paper), based on the text by Katharine Holabird and on the illustrations of Helen Craig (3-up). Coconut stars in Coconut Photo Journal: Cut and Paste & Fill-in-the-Blank, illus. by Casey Lukatz ($9.95, 8-up). And The American Girls Collection adds The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey, Danger at the Zoo: A Kit Mystery by Kathleen Ernst, The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery by Janet Shaw and A Spy on the Home Front: A Molly Mystery by Alison Hart, all illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles ($10.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-up).

Paperback Series

Hopscotch Hill School by Valerie Tripp adds Lindy's Happy Ending and The One and Only Delaney, illus. by Joy Allen; and The Fair-Share Pair, illus. by Renate Lohmann ($3.99 each, 4-6); You Can Do It! Job Chart, illus. by Allen, Lohmann and Wendy Wallin Malinow ($9.95, 4-6); and Story-Time Fun Pack, illus. by Allen ($12.95, 4-6). American Girl Today welcomes Marisol by Gary Soto, illus. by Richard Jones ($6.95, 8-up). And American Girl Library continues with Doll Jewelry, illus. by Tracy McGuinness ($17.95 hardcover, 8-up); The Feelings Book Journal by Lynda Madison, illus. by Norm Bendell; and Puzzle Crazy by Rick Walton, illus. by Stacey Peterson ($7.95 each, 8-up); Snooze-a-Palooza: More Than 100 Slumber Party Ideas, illus. by Carol Yoshizumi; School Smarts Planner, illus. by McGuinness ($9.95 each, 8-up); and School Smarts Projects by Dottie Raymer, illus. by McGuinness ($8.95, 8-up).

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Nicky the Jazz Cat ($16.95) by Carol Friedman. A kitten hangs out with jazz legends Roy Eldridge, Quincy Jones and Lena Horne. (All ages)



Adventures in Art and Architecture continues with Henri Rousseau's Jungle Book by Doris Kutschbach and Paul Cezanne: How He Amazed the World by Angela Wenzel ($14.95 each, 8-up); Museum of Adventure adds Who Can Crack the Leonardo Da Vinci Code? by Thomas Brezina ($16.95. 12-up).

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Faerie Gold: Treasures from the Lands of Enchantment ($11.99), ed. by Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker is an anthology of fairytales and folktales. (7-up)

Tales of Persia: Missionary Stories from Islamic Iran ($9.99) by William Miller compiles tales introducing Islam. (9-up)


Funny Bunny Feet ($9.99) by Roberta Edwards, illus. by Claudine Gévry. Bunnies dance in this board book packaged with bunny socks that rattle. (up to 2)

ABC Look at Me and 123 Look at Me ($14.99 each) by Roberta Grobel Intrater are lift-the-flap books featuring photos of faces. (2-4)

Humpty Dumpty... After the Fall ($7.99) by Charles Reasoner is a castle-shaped board book with die-cut doors and windows. (2-6)

Easter Egg Surprise ($5.99) by Salina Yoon is a pull-slide holiday board book. (3-7)


Kyla May Miss. Behaves starts up with Introducing Kyla May Miss. Behaves and Kyla May Miss. Behaves Around the World by Kyla May ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-10).


Guinness World Records: Brain Stretching Quiz Pad and Mind Boggling Quiz Pad ($5.99 each) are activity books based on this reference book. (All ages)

The Splendiferous Sticker Book and Charlie's Amazing Adventure ($4.99 each); and Willy Wonka's Wonderful World ($3.99) are activity books that tie in to Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie. (All ages)

Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates Across the States ($4.99) by Tony Tallarico, illus. by Cameron Eagle, offers mazes, puzzles and word searches about the 50 states. (7-up)



Humanism, What's That? A Book for Curious Kids ($18) by Helen Bennett. Through conversations between a science teacher and her students, the author examines humanism. (10-up)

Dare to Dream! 25 Extraordinary Lives ($14) by Sandra McLeod Humphrey profiles individuals whose strength of character helped them achieve extraordinary things. (7-up)



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Tie-In Picture Book ($6.99) by Roald Dahl features art from the upcoming film. (5-up)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Scrumdiddlyumptious Joke Book ($5.99) by Roald Dahl presents humor from this movie. (7-up)

Paperback Series

Puffin Easy-to-Read offers Lionel's Birthday by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Susanna Natti; and Oliver the Mighty Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweninger ($3.99 each, 5-up). Puffin Graphics issues Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted by Gary Reed, illus. by Frazer Irving; The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, adapted and illus. by Wayne Vansant; Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, adapted and illus. by June Brigman and Roy Richardson; and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Arthur Byron Cover, illus. by Tony Leonard Tamai ($9.99 each, 8-up). And Lily Quench reappears in Lily Quench and the Search for King Dragon by Natalie Jane Prior ($4.99, 8-up).

Paperback Reprints

The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages by Jan Karon, illus. by Robert Gantt Steele; and America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates, illus. by Wendell Minor ($5.99 each, all ages); The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country by Lane Smith ($6.99, all ages); Dawdle Duckling by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Margaret Spengler; Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young; and The Perfect Puppy for Me! by Jane O'Connor and Jessie Hartland, illus. by Hartland ($5.99 each, 3-up); Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus with Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff; and The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward, illus. by Wayne Anderson ($6.99 each, 3-up); Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett; The Spiffiest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler; Zara's Hats by Paul Meisel; Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner; and Flower Girl by Kathy Furgang, illus. by Harley Jessup ($5.99 each, 4-up); and Giant Children by Brod Bagert, illus. by Tedd Arnold; One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden by Celeste Davidson Mannis, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung; Dear World by Takayo Noda; and We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow ($6.99 each, 4-up).

Also, The Queen's Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet by Celeste Davidson Mannis, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline ($7.99, 4-up); Days of the Blackbird: A Tale of Northern Italy by Tomie dePaola ($5.99, 5-up); The Girl on the High-Diving Horse: An Adventure in Atlantic City by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Ted Lewin ($6.99, 5-up); Outlaw Princess of Sherwood: A Tale of Rowan Hood by Nancy Springer, A Cool Moonlight by Angela Johnson, Eleven by Lauren Myracle, The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney, The Boy Who Spoke Dog by Clay Moran and The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter ($5.99 each, 8-up); The Tale of the Swamp Rat by Carter Crocker and The River Between Us by Richard Peck ($6.99 each, 9-up); Racing the Past by Sis Deans, Gossip Times Three by Amy Goldman Koss and Shakespeare's Spy by Gary Blackwood ($5.99 each, 10-up); Prairie Whispers by Frances Arrington ($6.99, 10-up); and Blind Beauty by K.M. Peyton ($7.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

The Time Warp Trio reprints Me Oh Maya by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley ($4.99, 7-up). The Roman Mysteries releases The Assassins of Rome by Caroline Lawrence ($5.99, 8-up). The Diamond Brothers issues Three of Diamonds by Anthony Horowitz $5.99, 8-up). Joining Winning Season by Rich Wallace is The Roar of the Crowd ($4.99, 8-up). And Glory adds Glory, Shadow Tree and Blue Girl by Jodi Lynn ($4.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Reissues

Spot Bakes a Cake and Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill ($6.99 each, 2-up); 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents by Lee Wardlaw; The Night Journey by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman; and Rascal by Sterling North ($5.99 each, 8-up); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Tie-In Ed. by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake; and The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood ($6.99 each, 8-up); and Fog Magic by Julia Sauer ($4.99, 8-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Cam Jansen reissues eight mysteries by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($3.99 each, 7-up). And Puffin Modern Classics adds Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois and Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson ($5.99 each, 8-up); and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake ($6.99, 8-up).


Silly Horse ($15.95) by Vadim Levin, illus. by Evgeny Antonenkov, is a poetry collection. (3-up)

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Purple Puppy ($19.95) by Susan Faith, illus. by Naomi Offner, offers a tale emphasizing the importance of child and pet safety. (2-up)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Paperback Series

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

Paperback Reprints

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

Paperback Series Reprint

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


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

Paperback Reissues

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


Paperback Reissues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Paperback Reprints

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

Paperback Reissue

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


Paperback Reissue

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


Paperback Reprints

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

Paperback Reissues

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


Paperback Reprints

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

Paperback Series Reprints

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


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

Paperback Series Reissues

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

Series Reissues

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Paperback Reprints

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


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

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

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

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

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

Paperback Reprint

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


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

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

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


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


Paperback Series Reprints

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Paperback Series

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Board Book ReprintSend It! by Don Carter ($6.95, 3-7).

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



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


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

Paperback Series

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

Paperback Series Reprints

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