FARCOUNTRY PRESS (406-444-5100)


Going to Yellowstone! ($12.95) by Peter and Connie Roop spotlights the animals, explorers, native tribes and geology of this national park. (8-up)

Going Along the Emigrant Trail ($12.95) by Barbara Fifer tracks emigrants' journeys across the plains to the Rocky Mountains. (8-up)

Paperback Series

Who Pooped in the Park? continues with Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Steve Kemp, illus. by Robert Rath; and Rocky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon National Park by Gary Robson, illus. by Elijah Brady Clark ($9.95 each, 4-9).


My Mom ($16) by Anthony Browne. The author of My Dad pays tribute to moms. (All ages)

Diddle, Diddle Dumpling and Little Miss Muffet ($5.95 each) by Tracey Campbell Pearson are board books presenting these nursery rhymes with multicultural characters and contemporary settings. (1-4)

Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack ($16) by Lyn Rossiter McFarland, illus. by Jim

McFarland. A mouse helps himself to a feast rather than a snack in this counting book. (3-6)

The Whole Green World ($15) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Elisa Kleven, rounds up poems and collages celebrating all that beautifies the earth. (3-6)

Jitterbug Jam ($16) by Barbara Jean Hicks, illus. by Alexis Deacon, centers on a youngster who overcomes his anxiety and limitations. (4-8)

Nellie and the Bandit ($16) by Eileen Ross, illus. by Erin Kono, offers a tale set in the Old West. (4-8)

Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'! ($16) by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Adam Rex, is a tale inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. (4-8)

Once Upon an Ordinary School Day ($16) by Colin McNaughton, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura. A new teacher brings more to the classroom than students could ever have imagined. (5-8)

The Hero Beowulf ($16) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Leonard Everett Fisher, adapts the story of Beowulf. (5-up)

Sholom's Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer ($16) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein, recounts the early life of this writer. (5-up)

Rose and Riley ($15) by Jane Cutler, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski, is an early chapter book starring a vole and a groundhog who are best friends. (5-8)

Up and at 'Em with Winnie & Ernst ($15) by Gina Freschet is a sequel to Winnie & Ernst. (6-8)

The Next-Door Dogs ($15) by Colby Rodowsky, illus. by Amy June Bates. When she learns that her new neighbor has two dogs, a girl overcomes her fear of canines. (7-10)

Common Sense and Fowls ($16) by Jane Cutler, illus. by Lynne Barasch. A girl, her family and friend support an eccentric woman whom the community wants to force to move out. (8-12)

Makeovers by Marcia ($16) by Claudia Mills. A girl grappling with identity issues learns to accept herself. (8-12)

The Missing Manatee ($16) by Cynthia DeFelice. A boy who seeks solace on his boat after his parents' separation finds a murdered manatee in a Florida canal. (8-12)

The Search for Belle Prater ($16) by Ruth White is a sequel to Belle Prater's Boy. (8-12)

When Ratboy Lived Next Door ($16) by Chris Woodworth. This first novel about finding friendship in unexpected places tackles the issue of alcoholism. (8-12)

Red Ridin' in the Hood and OtherCuentos ($16) by Patricia Santos Marcantonio, illus. by Renato Alarcão, retells 11 classic tales with a Latino twist. (8-up)

The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century ($17) by Uri Shulevitz chronicles the journeys of this adventurer. (8-up)

The Cottonmouth Club ($18) by Lance Marcum. In 1963, a boy's summer plans change when his mother announces that the family is going to visit her Louisiana relatives. (10-up)

Swimming to America ($16) by Alice Mead. Centering on a teenage girl unsure of her past and future, this story addresses the subject of illegal immigration. (10-up)

Boy2Girl ($16) by Terence Blacker. Confusion and cross-dressing play roles in this tale of early teen life. (12-up)

Ingledove ($16) by Marly Youmans. Two siblings journey to a magical place in search of clues to their mother's past. (12-up)

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease ($18) by Jeanette Farrell is a revised and updated edition of this 1998 title. (12-up)

Invisible Allies: Microbes That Shape Our Lives ($17) by Jeanette Farrell is a companion to Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease. (12-up)

Palms to the Ground ($17) by Amy Stolls. This debut novel examines two pen pals' unexpected friendship. (12-up)


That New Animal ($16) by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Pierre Pratt. The lives of two pet dogs change after a new baby arrives. (3-6)

More Mole Stories and Little Gopher, Too ($16) by Lore Segal, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier, rounds up four tales starring a young mole. (4-8)

Peach Heaven ($16) by Yangsook Choi. Paintings evoking South Korean landscapes accompany this story based on the author's childhood. (4-8)

Summertime Waltz ($16) by Nina Payne, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, presents a poem celebrating childhood summer evenings. (4-8)

Grandma's General Store:The Ark ($16) by Dorothy Carter, illus. by Thomas B. Allen, is a tale honoring the author's grandmother's fortitude and resilience in pre-civil rights-era Florida. (7-10)

Magic by the Book ($17) by Nina Bernstein, illus. by Boris Kulikov. In this fantasy, three siblings are literally carried away by the magic of reading. (10-up)

Talk ($16) by Kathe Koja. Kit discovers his talent for acting while struggling with the issue of coming out. (12-up)


Granite Baby ($16) by Lynne Bertrand, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. Five giant New Hampshire sisters care for a baby one of them has carved out of granite. (4-8)

A Thief in the House of Memory ($17) by Tim Wynne-Jones. When an intruder dies in his family's home, a teen's memory of his mother's mysterious disappearance years before is reawakened. (12-up)


Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? ($4.95) by Astrid Lindgren, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Ingrid Nyman. Two children are fascinated by their new neighbor, a redheaded girl who lives alone. (3-up)

Good Night, Alfie Atkins and Very Tricky, Alfie Atkins by Gunilla Bergström, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, are tales starring an energetic boy and his father. (3-6)

A Crash Course for Molly ($16) by Eva Eriksson, trans. by Elizabeth Kallick Dyssegaard. While learning how to ride a bike, Molly bumps into a driving instructor who gives her useful advice. (4-8)


Paperback Reprints

Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Tomek Bogacki ($5.95, 3-6); Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly and Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura ($6.95 each, 4-8); Dillon Dillon by Kate Banks and The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt ($5.95 each, 8-12); No More Nice, No More Nasty by Amy MacDonald, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($7.95, 8-12); The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm and Sword Song by Rosemary Sutcliff ($6.95 each, 10-up); Under the Same Sky by Cynthia DeFelice ($5.95, 10-up); Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin ($7.95, 12-up); and The Sacrifice by Diane Matcheck ($6.95, 12-up).

FIRST LIGHT PUBLISHING (Baker & Taylor, dist.)

Piggies ($15.99) by Brian Rock, illus. by Kate Hudnall, reveals what makes a piggy go "Wee! Wee! Wee!" all the way home. (3-up)

Don't Play with Your Food! ($14.99) by Brian Rock, illus. by John Moerner, serves up food-related poems. (4-up)


Ben Over Night ($16.95) by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Kim LaFave. Ben is apprehensive about a sleepover in this sequel to Big Ben. (5-7)

Bottled Sunshine ($16.95) by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Ruth Ohi. Memories of his grandmother sustain a boy after she dies. (6-8)

Omar on Board ($16.95) by Maryann Kovalski. Helping his friend enables Omar to forget his fears in this sequel to Omar on Ice. (6-8)

The Lowdown on Earthworms ($19.95) by Norma Dixon offers information and projects centering on earthworms. (7-12)

In Flanders Fields: 10th Anniversary Ed. by Linda Granfield, illus. by Janet Wilson. John McCrae's poem is framed by information about the first world war. (9-up)

Thirst ($16.95) by Catherine Taylor is a fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic future. (10-13)

On Wings of Evil ($16.95) by Cora Taylor is a sequel to the fantasy, On Wings of a Dragon. (10-up)


First Flight Early Readers releases Matthew and the Midnight Pirates by Allen Morgan, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($11.95, paper $4.95, 5-8).


The Girls They Left Behind ($10.95) by Bernice Thurman Hunter. A girl in Toronto during WWII finds a way to contribute to the war effort while she waits for the boys in her life to come home. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints

Good to Be Small by Sean Cassidy ($7.95, 3-6); Kate's Castle by Julie Lawson, illus. by Frances Tyrell ($7.95, 4-7); The Bone Talker by Shelley Leedahl, illus. by Bill Slavin ($7.95, 4-8); Emily's Eighteen Aunts by Curtis Parkinson, illus. by Andrea Wayne von Kongislow; and The Most Beautiful Kite in the World by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Leslie Elizabeth Watts ($7.95 each, 5-8); Priscilla and Rosy and Priscilla's Paw de Deux by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Linda Hendry ($7.95 each, 6-8); Amber, The Story of a Red Fox by Shirley Woods, illus. by Celia Godkin ($7.95, 8-11); Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield ($8.95, 9-up); and Send One Angel Down by Virginia Frances Schwartz ($10.95, 12-up).


Alley Oops ($15.95) by Janice Levy, illus. by Cynthia Decker. When a boy apologizes for bulling a new classmate, the two discover they have a common interest that leads to friendship. (4-8)



100 Things Guys Need to Know ($13.95) by Bill Zimmerman presents information and advice to boys. (9-13)

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing ($9.95) by Marilyn Goodman offers counsel for teenagers coping with the death of a friend. (11-up)

Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy ($14.95) by Annie Fox and Ruth Kirschner discusses how to stay cool and make smart choices in stressful times. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Learning to Get Along issues Know and Follow Rules and Talk and Work It Out by Cheri J. Meiners ($10.95 each, 4-8). And Adding Assets releases Doing and Being Your Best and Smart Ways to Spend Your Time by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick ($9.95 each, 8-12).

Paperback Reissues

After You Lose Someone You Love: Advice and Insight from the Diaries of Three Kids Who've Been There (previously titled Our Dad Died) by Amy, Allie and David Dennison ($9.95, all ages); and What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Character (previously titled Being Your Best) by Barbara Lewis ($14.95, 7-12).

FRONT STREET (Chronicle, dist.)

The Lace Dowry ($16.95) by Andrea Cheng. In this tale set in Budapest between WWI and WWII, an unlikely friendship helps a girl understand her mother. (10-up)

Kalpana's Dream ($16.95) by Judith Clarke is a multigenerational love story set in contemporary Australia. (10-up)

Brothers ($16.95) by Bart Moeyaert, trans. by Wanda Boeke, compiles autobiographical stories by this Belgian author. (12-up)

You & You & You ($16.95) by Per Nilsson. Set in Sweden, this is the story of the emotional connections among three teens. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints

The Owlstone Crown by X.J. Kennedy ($8.95, 8-up); How Many Miles to Babylon? by Paula Fox ($8.95, 10-up); and Josh by Ivan Southall ($8.95, 12-up).


My Hero ($16.95) by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert. Mouse impresses Mousegirl by imagining dangerous situations from which he rescues her. (2-up)


Rembrandt and Titus: Artist and Son ($17.95) by Madeleine Comora, illus. by Thomas Locker. This artist's adoring son introduces his father. (8-12)


A Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Greek Heroes and Heroines ($9.95) by Richard Woff introduces key figures in Greek mythology. (12-up)


Waves: Echoes of the Storm ($19.95) by Drew Kampion, illus. by Jeff Petersen, examines the dynamics of the ocean's waves. (8-up)


Every Kid Needs Things That Fly ($19.95) by Ritchie Kinmont provides instructions for 20 aviation-oriented projects. (6-up)

Children's Songbag ($12.95) by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender compiles 50 songs, plus games and activities. (6-up)

Paperback Series

Joining the Children's Activity Series is Backyard Birding for Kids by Fran Lee ($9.95, 6-up).


Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones ($16) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Tina Macnaughton, reveals baby animals snuggling down for the night. (2-6)

What Bear Likes Best ($16) by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic. Bear is sorry his friends are busy, because what he likes to do best he can't do without them. (2-6)

One Magical Morning ($16) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Louise Ho. The woodland creatures awaken as Little Bear and his mother take a walk. (2-6)

Fred and the Little Egg ($16) by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Jane Massey. Longing to hatch an egg like the swans do, a little bear sets out to find one. (2-6)

Nobody Laughs at a Lion ($16) by Paul Bright, illus. by Matt Buckingham. A lion discovers what he is best at. (3-8)

Meggie Moon ($16) by Elizabeth Baguley, illus. by Gregoire Mabire. Digger and Tiger must admit that Meggie has some brilliant ideas, even though she is a girl. (4-7)

Hetty's 100 Hats ($16) by Janet Slingsby, illus. by Emma Dodd, shows how Hetty adds to her hat collection. (4-7)

Prayers for Children ($14.99) by Rebecca Winter, illus. by Helen Cann, compiles more than 200 reflections and verses. (7-12)


Two new titles in the Sophie Rabbit series are Sophie in Charge and Sophie and the Mother's Day Card by Kaye Umansky, illus. by Anna Currey ($9.95, $3.95 paper, 4-7).


Paperback Series

The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam issues Seldovia Sam and the Wildfire Escape by Susan Woodward Springer, photos by Thomas Mangelsen ($6.95, 6-10).


The Animal in Me ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Laurie Tye, photos by Thomas Mangelsen, inspires readers to imagine what kind of animal they might resemble when they are hungry, sleepy, playing and dreaming. (3-8)


The Least of These: Wild Baby Bird Rescue Stories ($16.95) by Joan Harris. Jane Goodall contributes a foreword to these tales of rescued birds. (All ages)

GREEN TIGER PRESSThe Truth About Easter Rabbits ($17.95), compiled by the Blue Lantern Studio, focuses on the many Easter Rabbits that live around the world. (4-up)



New Weebles titles are Meet the Weebles! ($6.99, 1-4); Bumpus's Bumpy Ride by Lisa Gribbin ($5.99, 1-4); The Weebleville Talent Show by Monique Stephens ($3.99 paper, 2-5); Welcome to Weebleville: Sticker Stories ($4.99 paper, 2-5); and Weebles on Parade ($4.99 paper, 3-5). David Kirk's Nova the Robot stars in Novo the Robot Builds a Friend and Nova the Robot Fixes His Spaceship ($6.99 each, 2-4); Friends and Family and Dog Trouble: Sticker Stories ($4.99 each paper, 3-6); Nova's Ark: The Book and Toy Set ($12.99, 4-6); Twinkle Twinkle, Little Hedgehog ($9.99, 4-6); and Nova's Ark ($7.99 paper, 4-up). itty bittyHeartBeats offers A Surprise for SweetHeart by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by SI Artists ($5.99, 2-4); Welcome to Heartland: Sticker Stories; and Friends from the Heart by Emilie Kong ($4.99 each paper, 3-6). New Spot titles by Eric Hill are Night-Night, Spot and Spot's Show-and-Tell ($3.99 each paper, 2-4); Fun with Spot: Sticker Stories ($4.99 paper, 2-5); Spot's Funtime Drawing ($7.99, 3-5); and Spot's Busy Day ($3.99 paper, 3-5). And The Wiggles return in Wiggly Party! ($7.99, 2-5), Lights…Camera…Action! ($3.99 paper, 2-5) and Wiggle All the Way: Live in Concert and The Wiggles Eat Right: Sticker Stories ($4.99 each paper, 2-5).

Joining Sugar Planet are Mermaid Princess Malah: Magic Pearl by Raegan Randolph and Tropical Princess Leela: Tiki Treasure Hunt by Kristin Ostby, both illus. by Pat Giles ($5.99 each, 3-5); and Space Princess Cosma: Sparkle Surprise Party: Jewel Sticker Stories by Megan Bryant ($4.99 paper, 3-5). Dick and Jane return in Learn with Dick and Jane: Short Vowels and lowercase letters ($3.99 each paper, 3-5); At the Zoo: Sticker Stories, illus. by Larry Ruppert ($4.99 paper, 3-6); and We Play and Pretend and We Play Outside ($7.99 each, 4-6). Strawberry Shortcake is back in Berry Fun Playhouse, illus. by Brian Oesch ($14.99, 3-6); Strawberry Shortcake's Seaberry Mystery by Sonia Sander, illus. by Josie Yee and Jim Durk; and Meet Rainbow Sherbert by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Josie Yee ($3.99 each paper, 3-6); and Strawberry Shortcake's Ballet Recital: Sticker Stories and Filly Show: Sticker Stories ($4.99 each paper, 3-6). And joining Lil' Bratz are Sweet Lil'Nails! ($12.99, 4-6), Fashion Funk ($6.99, 4-6), Beauty Sleepover Bash! ($3.99 paper, 4-6); and Team Cheer! Sticker Stories ($4.99 paper, 4-6).

Smart About adds Smart About Chocolate: A Sweet History by Sandra Markle, illus. by Charise Mericle Harper and Smart About the First Ladies by Jon Buller and Susan Schade, Dana Regan, Sally Warner and Jill Weber ($14.89 each, paper $5.99, 5-8); and Smart About Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings That Smile by True Kelley ($14.99, paper $5.99, 5-8). All Aboard Poetry Reader rolls on with Club Pet and Other Funny Poems by David Steinberg, illus. by Adrian C. Sinnott ($13.89, paper $3.99, 6-8). All Aboard Science Reader adds Giant Lizards by Ginjer Clarke, illus. by Michael Rothman ($13.99, paper $3.99, 6-8). All Aboard Mystery Reader offers Goofball Malone Ace Detective: Follow that Flea! by Stephen Mooser, illus. by Brian Biggs ($13.99, paper $3.99, 7-9). Who Was...? welcomes Who Was John F. Kennedy? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Jill Weber; and Who Was Ronald Reagan? by Joyce Milton, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf ($13.89 each, paper $4.99, 7-11); and Who Was Charles Darwin? by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Nancy Harrison ($14.99, paper $4.99, 7-11). Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever is back in Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Carol Heyer ($12.99, paper $4.99, 8-12).And Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene and The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon each add eight titles ($5.99 each, 8-14).

Paperback Series

Bozo the Clown stars in Meet Bozo and Pals; Bozo at the Circus; Bozo's Fishy Fish Tale: Sticker Stories by Larry Harmon; and Bozo Hide 'N' Seek Elephant: Sticker Stories by Harmon, illus. by Jim Durk ($4.99 each, 3-6). The Barker Twins offers The Mamas and the Papa by AnnMarie Harris and The Last Day of School by Ann Hackney, both illus. by Richard Kolding ($3.99 each, 3-6). Bratz Boyz presents Xtreme Outdoors and Bratz issues Super Sensation! ($3.99 each, 4-6). All Aboard Reading chugs on with Strawberry Shortcake and the Butterfly Garden by Kelli Curry ($3.99, 4-6). Dragon Slayers' Academy issues Beware! It's Friday the 13th and Pig Latin—Not Just for Pigs! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Bill Basso ($4.99 each, 7-10). Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo returns in Bad Rap, Write On! and Super Special: A WhirlwindVacation by Nancy Krulik($3.99 each, 7-10). Winner Tales All! joins Stinky Boys Club by Jodi Carse and Maria Gallagher, illus. by Brie Spangler ($4.99, 7-10). Camp Confidential debuts with Natalie's Secret, Jenna's Dilemma, Grace's Test and Alex's Challenge by Melissa Morgan ($4.99 each, 9-12). The Royal Ballet School Diaries starts up with Ellie's Chance to Dance, Lara's Leap of Faith and Isabelle's Perfect Performance by Alexandra Moss, ($4.99 each, 9-12). And new Zenda titles are The Astral Summer and A Light from Within created by Ken Petti and John Amodeo, written with Cassandra Westwood ($4.99 each, 9-12).


Fresh Fish ($16.95) by John Kilaka. Animals take a trip to the market. (4-7)

Mavis and Merna ($16.95) by Ian Wallace tells of a friendship between a widow and a girl. (5-8)

Idaa Trail ($16.95) by Wendy Stephenson, illus. by Autumn Downey. Traveling the Idaa Trail with their grandparents, three children learn about traditional Dogrib life. (7-10)

From Another World ($15.95) by Ana Maria Machado. A ghost from the past tells a story about Brazilian slavery. (8-11)

Breaking Trail ($15.95) by Joanne Bell. A girl tries to reconnect with her father as they journey to their log cabin by dogsled. (9-12)

In the Wild! ($15.95) by Sofia Nordin. When a white water rafting trip goes awry, a girl and her nemesis must learn to survive in the wilderness. (10-12)

The Mzungu Boy ($15.95) by Meja Mwangi is the story of an interracial friendship in a Kenya village in the late 1950s. (10-12)

Title in Spanish

Alfombras de asserín (Sawdust Carpets) by Amelia Lau Carling ($16.95, 4-7).


Hey Dad ($6.95) by Brian Doyle. On a dreaded cross-country car trip with her parents, Megan finally learns how to talk to her father. (10-13)

You Can Pick Me Up at Peggy's Cove ($6.95) by Brian Doyle is a sequel to Hey Dad. (10-13)

Me and Luke ($6.95) by Audrey O'Hearn centers on a teenage father who decides to kidnap his son rather than lose him to adoption. (12-up)


Ten Tzedokah Pennies ($10.95) by Joni Klein-Higger, illus. by Tova Leff. In this counting tale, a boy has 10 pennies to share with his large, loving family. (2-5)

A Sefer Torah Parade ($11.95) by Tzivia Adler, illus. by Ita Esther Perez. A child attends the ceremony for the completion of a new Torah. (3-6)

HANDPRINT BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)

You Can Do It Too! ($13.95) by Karen Baicker, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max. The heroine of I Can Do It Too! teaches her younger sibling everything she thinks she needs to know. (2-4)

Noisy City Day and Noisy City Night ($7.95 each) by Sara Anderson are large-format board books depicting urban life. (2-5)

Woodkins: Kirsty's Big Adventure by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Priscilla Burris; and Kelly's Great Day by Bentley, illus. by Kathleen Kemly, each contain a wooden doll, dress-up clothes and accessories ($14.95 each, 4-6)

Octopus Oyster Hermit Crab Snail: A Poem of the Sea ($16.95) by Sara Anderson presents a poem featuring sea creatures. (5-8)

The Conquerors ($16.95) by David McKee. This story makes a plea for peace. (5-up)

Me! ($9.95) by Philip Waechter is a celebration of friendship. (5-up)

BrainJuice: English, Fresh Squeezed! ($14.95) by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Tony Ross, compiles 40 poems about the English language. (7-11)


GlitterCritters debuts with GlitterBug, GlitterButterfly, GlitterFish and GlitterTurtle by Vanessa Webber ($5.95 each, 1-3).


The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq ($16) by Jeanette Winter relays the tale of a dedicated woman's mission to save her library's collection when war erupts in her Iraqi city. (All ages)

Starry Safari ($16) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Jeff Mack. A girl takes her orange jeep on a safari. (2-5)

Hide & Seek ($16) by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, is a tale offering a counting lesson. (2-5)

To the Beach! ($16) by Linda Ashman,

illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott. A forgetful family will surely have fun at the beach—if only they can get there. (3-7)

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! ($16) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by David Catrow. After being told not to paint the walls, a child paints himself instead. (3-7)

Hunwick's Egg ($16) by Mem Fox, illus. by Pamela Lofts. Hunwick takes special care of the egg that appears in his burrow one stormy night. (3-7)

Where Did That Baby Come From? ($16) by Debi Gliori. A sibling laments the chaos that a new baby brings to his world. (3-7)

The Hubbub Above ($16) by Arthur Howard. Sydney has some noisy upstairs neighbors. (3-7)

Kindergarten Rocks! ($15) by Katie Davis. Dexter is terrified at the prospect of going to kindergarten. (4-6)

Searching for Oliver K. Woodman ($16) by Darcy Pattison, illus. by Joe Cepeda, is a sequel to The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman. (5-8)

Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water ($16) by Kurt Cyrus takes a poetic voyage to the bottom of the sea. (5-10)

zoo's who ($17) by Douglas Florian rounds up 21 poems about animals. (5-10)

Fold Me a Poem ($16) by Kristine O'Connell George, illus. by Lauren Stringer, collects poems featuring origami animals. (5-10)

The Spoon in the Bathroom Wall ($16) by Tony Johnston. Martha must save the school in this spin on The Sword in the Stone. (8-12)

Ice Drift ($16) by Theodore Taylor. Two Inuit brothers are trapped on an ice floe adrift in the Greenland Strait. (8-12)

Brooklyn Rose ($17) by Ann Rinaldi. Rose leaves her family behind in South Carolina when she and her husband move to Brooklyn around 1900. (12-up)

Hitch ($17) by Jeanette Ingold. During the Depression, a teen heads West to join Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. (12-up)

Pinned ($17) by Alfred C. Martino. Two high school seniors battle for the title of state wrestling champion. (12-up)

Help Wanted: Stories ($17) by Gary Soto presents 10 tales revealing teens' hopes. (12-up)

Billy the Kid: A Novel ($17) by Theodore Taylor offers a fictional account of the Kid's last days. (12-up)

Now You See It… ($17) by Vivian Vande Velde. Wendy finds glasses that allow her to see things others can't, including portals to other worlds. (12-up)

Funny Little Monkey ($17) by Andrew Auseon introduces a tiny teen with big problems. (14-up)

Boris ($16) by Cynthia Rylant collects poems about a cat. (14-up)


The Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series debuts with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($15, 6-9). Mr. and Mrs. Green adds Lucky Days with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($16, 6-9). M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales launches with Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson ($15, 10-up). And Young Wizards releases Wizards at War by Diane Duane ($17, 12-up).

Series Reissues

Harcourt Young Classics reissues Here's a Penny, Penny and Peter, Primrose Day and Two and Two Are Four by Carolyn Haywood ($16 each, Odyssey Classics paperback $5.95, 6-10).

Paperback Reprints

Neighborhood Odes by Gary Soto, illus. by David Diaz ($5.95, 8-12); Mountain Solo by Jeanette Ingold, When We Were Saints by Han Nolan and The Afterlife by Gary Soto ($6.95 each, 12-up); and Simon Says by Elaine Marie Alphin ($6.95, 14-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Mr. and Mrs. Green offers More Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker ($5.95, 6-9). Johnny Mutton reprints Mutton Soup: More Adventures of Johnny Mutton by James Proimos ($5.95, 6-10). And Chet Gecko Mysteries issues Give My Regrets to Broadway and Murder, My Tweet by Bruce Hale ($4.95 each, 8-12).


Sid's Surprise ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Candace Carter, illus. by Joung Un Kim. Sid the snake's first rattle is a big surprise. (4-6)

The Hat ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Holly Keller. Two friends try to catch a wayward hat. (4-6)

A Place for Nicholas ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Lucy Floyd, illus. by David McPhail. A boy looks for his own special place. (5-7)

Skimper-Scamper ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Jeff Newell, illus. by Barbara Hranilovich. Lisa's dog, cat and mouse cause a lot of trouble. (5-7)


Kitten's Big Adventure ($15) by Mie Araki. When a kitten's adventure doesn't go as expected, she realizes that a mother is a very nice thing to have. (2-5)

Three Feet Small ($16) by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev. When will a little bear finally grow? (3-7)

Beverly Billingsly Takes the Cake ($16) by Alexander Stadler. Beverly makes a cake for her best friend's birthday. (3-7)

Grandma's Hurrying Child ($16) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kay Chorao. Grandma hastens to meet a special baby for the first time. (3-7)

Please Bury Me in the Library ($16) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Kyle M. Stone, collects poems celebrating books and reading. (6-9)

Each Little Bird That Sings ($16) by Deborah Wiles. Comfort learns about life's surprises in this Southern coming-of-age story. (8-12)


Iris and Walter return in Iris and Walter and the Field Trip by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($15, 6-9). And Andy Russell is back in It's a Baby, Andy Russell by David A. Adler, illus. by Leanne Franson ($14, 7-10).

Paperback Series Reprints

Iris and Walter reprints Iris and Walter, Lost and Found by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier ($5.95, 6-9). Andy Russell offers Andy Russell, NOT Wanted by the Police by David A. Adler, illus. by Leanne Franson ($4.95, 7-10). And joining Great Episodes is Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution by William Lavender ($6.95, 12-up).

Paperback Reissue

Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles ($5.95, 8-12).


Paperback ReprintEast by Edith Pattou ($7.95, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Magic Shop reprints Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville ($5.95, 8-12). And Young Wizards issues Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane ($6.95, 12-up).


Board Book ReprintsLittle Green by Keith Baker ($6.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs.); and Lap-Sized Board Books: Time for Bed by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer; and The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood ($9.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs).


Paperback Reprints

Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Jane Dyer ($6, 2-5); Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Debi Gliori; and Little Whistle's Medicine by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers ($6 each, 3-7); Albert by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Jim LaMarche ($6, 5-8); lizards, frogs, and polliwogs by Douglas Florian ($7, 5-10); No Mirrors in My Nana's House: Musical CD and Book by Ysaye Barnwell, illus. by Synthia Saint James ($8, 5-up); America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler, illus. by Terry Widener; and Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbock, illus. by Paul Lee ($6 each, 6-9); and Crickwing by Janell Cannon ($7, 6-9).


Runny Babbit ($17.99) by Shel Silverstein compiles wordplay, rhymes and spoonerisms. (All ages)

Sleepy Cadillac ($15.99) by Thacher Hurd. A car floats up to a boy's window and takes him for a nighttime drive. (All ages)

10 Little Rubber Ducks ($19.99) by Eric Carle follows ducks on an around-the-world adventure. (2-6)

It Is the Wind ($14.99) by Ferida Wolff, illus. by James Ransome, presents a bedtime tale. (2-6)

Mommy Mine ($15.99) by Tim Warnes, illus. by Jane Chapman, reveals mothers of all shapes and sizes. (3-5)

Dinosnores ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Ponder Goembel. Gigantic dinosnores shake the giant supercontinent until it splits apart. (3-6)

Father's Day ($14.99) by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell. Students create special books to show how much they love their fathers. (3-6)

A Hug for You ($15.99) by Margaret Anastas, illus. by Susan Winter. A duckling, his mother and friends share hugs throughout the day. (3-6)

I Love Bugs! ($12.99) by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern, is a celebration of bugs. (3-6)

Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping ($14.99) by Julie Markes, illus. by David Parkins, offers a child's view of ideal bedrooms. (3-6)

What's the Magic Word? ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Marsha Winborn. Little Bird must learn the magic word in order to whoosh home to his mother. (3-6)

Dancing Matilda ($15.99) by Sarah Hager, illus. by Kelly Murphy, follows a girl through her dancing day. (3-7)

Grandpa Loves ($15.99) by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Kathryn Brown. Of all the things he loves, Grandpa most loves his grandchild. (3-7)

Russell the Sheep ($15.99) by Rob Scotton. Russell has a baaaaad case of insomnia. (3-7)

Two Times the Fun ($11.99) by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Carol Thompson, recounts twins' adventures. (3-7)

The Story of the Easter Bunny ($12.99) by Katherine Tegen, illus. by Sally Anne Lambert, tells how a little rabbit becomes a legend. (3-8)

Halfway Hank ($15.99) by Joe Fallon and Ken Scarborough, illus. by Jack E. Davis. By being true to himself, Halfway Hank wins the day. (4-8)

Julio's Magic ($15.99) by Arthur Dorros, illus. by Ann Grifalconi. A young artist puts aside his own aspirations to help a friend in need. (4-9)

Mama Always Comes Home ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Brooke Dyer. All types of mothers come home to their little ones. (5-7)

In the Promised Land ($15.99) by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, profiles 13 Jewish Americans. (5-9)

Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? ($15.99) ed. by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Wolf Erlbruch, compiles poems highlighting kids' worst moments. (5-9)

Guts ($15.99) by Seymour Simon. Photos and text disclose the workings of the digestive system. (5-up)

Pig on theTitanic ($15.99) by Gary Crew, illus. by Bruce Whatley, centers on a toy pig whose music comforts children on the Titanic. (5-up)

Reaching for the Moon ($15.99) by Buzz Aldrin, illus. by Wendell Minor. This Apollo 11 astronaut tells the story that led to his historic walk on the moon. (6-9)

New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z ($16.99) by Laura Krass Melmed, illus. by Frané Lessac, showcases New York City landmarks. (6-up)

Top to Bottom Down Under ($15.99) by Ted and Betsy Lewin takes a journey through Australia. (6-up)

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers ($16.99) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Joy Fisher Hein, tells of Lady Bird Johnson's love of wildflowers. (7-10)

Under the Wild Western Sky ($15.99) by Jim Aronsky. Paintings and text celebrate the American Southwest. (7-up)

Angus and Sadie ($15.99) by Cynthia Voigt, illus. by Tom Leigh. A farming couple in Maine adopts two puppies. (8-12)

Arthur and the Minimoys ($15.99) by Luc Besson, trans. by Ellen Sowchek. Arthur discovers a tiny world of Minimoys hidden in his backyard. (8-12)

The Artsy Smartsy Club ($15.99) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater. Friends spend the summer exploring art. (8-12)

The Game of Silence ($15.99) by Louise Erdrich is a sequel to The Birchbark House. (8-12)

John F. Kennedy: His Life and Legacy ($16.99) by Shelley Sommer. Caroline Kennedy contributes an introduction to this biography of her father. (8-12)

MadCat ($15.99) by Kathy Mackel. A New Hampshire girls' fast-pitch softball team is headed for the big time. (8-12)

Rosalie, My Rosalie ($15.99) by Jacquelyn Mitchard, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello, is the tale of a girl and her mischievous pet duckling. (8-12)

Measle and the Dragodon ($15.99) by Ian Ogilvy is a sequel to Measle and the Wrathmonk. (8-13)

The Emerald Wand of Oz ($16.99) by Sherwood Smith, illus. by William Stout, recounts adventures in the land of Oz. (8-up)

Sasha Cohen: Fire on Ice ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Sasha Cohen with Linda Stiegler and Kathleen Stafford, photos by Kathy Goedeken, is an autobiography of this figure skater. (8-up)

Basketball (or Something Like It) ($15.99) by Nora Raleigh Baskin. Four friends discover what it takes to be a winner, on and off the court. (9-12)

The Nobodies ($15.99) by N.E. Bode, illus. by Peter Ferguson, is a sequel to The Anybodies. (10-13)

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society ($15.99) by Adeline Yen Mah introduces a heroine who rises above adversity and changes her destiny. (10-up)

The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Wolf Brother ($16.99) by Michelle Paver describes the journey of a boy and a wolf. (10-up)

The Diary of Ma Yan ($15.99) by Ma Yan, commentary by Pierre Haski, presents the diary of an impoverished Chinese girl struggling to better her life through education. (10-up)

Forest of the Pygmies ($19.99) by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden. Three friends discover a hidden world of corruption and slavery in Africa. (10-up)

The Horse from the Sea ($15.99) by Victoria Holmes. A girl rescues a stallion from a shipwreck in 16th-century Ireland. (10-up)

Jimmy Coates: Assassin? ($15.99) by Joe Craig. A 12-year-old has been programmed to kill the prime minister. (10-up)

Looking for Normal ($15.99) by Betty Monthei. In this first novel, a girl's life is shattered by the death of her parents. (10-up)

Scrib ($15.99) by David Ives centers on a boy who makes his living writing letters for people who can't read or write. (10-up)

Tiger's Blood ($15.99) by Laurence Yep is the sequel to The Tiger's Apprentice. (10-up)

Black Taxi ($15.99) by James Moloney is a mystery involving jewel thieves and high-speed car chases. (12-up)

Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You ($15.99) by Dorian Cirrone. Red pointe shoes with threatening messages begin appearing a teenage ballerina's school. (12-up)

Fresh Off the Boat ($15.99) by Melissa de la Cruz. A girl tries to adjust to American life after moving from the Philippines to San Francisco. (12-up)

Girls Dinner Club ($15.99) by Jessie Elliot. Three seemingly different girls from a Brooklyn neighborhood forge a friendship over food. (12-up)

If We Kiss ($15.99) by Rachel Vail. A girl falls for a boy who is off-limits. (12-up)

Nine Days a Queen ($15.99) by Ann Rinaldi relays the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was beheaded days after she was crowned Queen of England at the age of 16. (12-up)

Ruby Tuesday ($15.99) by Jennifer Anne Kogler centers on a girl whose family includes gamblers, bookies and rock-star groupies. (12-up)

The Serious Kiss ($15.99) by Mary Hogan. A girl deals with her family, a move and the search for the perfect boy. (12-up)

Walking Mary ($15.99) by James VanOosting ($15.99) is the tale of the friendship between a teenage girl and a homeless African-American woman. (12-up)


New I Can Read Books are Biscuit and the Baby by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($15.99, paper $3.99, 3-5); Mildred and Sam and Their Babies by Sharleen Collicott ($15.99, paper $3.99, 3-7); and Amazing Gorillas! and Amazing Whales! by Sarah Thomson; The Berenstain Bears Clean House, The Berenstain Bears' New Pup, The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball and The Berenstain Bears' Seashore Treasure by Stan and Jan Berenstain; Big Max and the Mystery of the Missing Giraffe by Kin Platt, illus. by Lynne Cravath; Grandpa Spanielson's Chicken Pox Stories: The Octopus by Denys Cazet; Ms. Turtle the Babysitter by Valeri Gorbachev; and Ruby Paints a Picture by Susan Hill, illus. by Margie Moore ($15.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-8). Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science continues with Where Do Chicks Come From? by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Pam Paparone ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-6); and Earthquakes by Franklyn M. Branley, illus. by Megan Lloyd; Branley's Sunshine Makes the Seasons, illus. by Michael Rex; and Honey in a Hive by Anne Rockwell, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 5-9).

Narnia offers The Giant Surprise by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Tudor Humphries ($15.99, 3-7). Math Start by Stuart J. Murphy adds It's About Time, illus. by John Speirs ($15.99, paper $4.99, 3-up); More or Less, illus. by David T. Wenzel ($15.99, paper $4.99, 6-up); and Polly's Pen Pal, illus. by Rémy Simard ($15.99, paper $4.99, 7-up). And Time for Kids by the editors of Time for Kids releases Science Scoops: Sharks!, with Adrienne Betz; and Spiders!, with Nicole Iorio ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-8); and Biographies: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage, with Renée Skelton; Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out, with Denise Lewis Patrick; John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader, with Ritu Upadhyay; and Theodore Roosevelt: The Adventurous President, with Lisa DeMauro ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-9).

Don't Know Much About by Kenneth C. Davis offers Don't Know Much About Mummies, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($15.99, paper $6.99, 6-9); and Don't Know Much About World Myths, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier ($15.99, paper $6.99, 8-12). Joining Fairy Realm is The Star Cloak by Emily Rodda, illus. by Raoul

Vitale ($8.99, 7-10). The Stink Files by Holm & Hamel, illus. by Brad Weinman, continues with Dossier 003: You Only Have Nine Lives ($14.99, 7-10). Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventures scores Abner & Me ($15.99, 8-12). Little House opens its door to A Little House of Their Own by Celia Wilkins, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($16.99, paper $5.99, 8-12). The Hall Family Chronicles continues with The Mysterious Circus by Jane Langton ($15.99, 9-12). Warriors: The New Prophecy gains Midnight by Erin Hunter ($15.99, 10-up). Spy Goddess kicks off with Live and Let Shop by Michael P. Spradlin ($15.99, 12-up). Twilight by Meg Cabot is new to The Mediator ($15.99, 12-up). And Cabot's The Princess Diaries gains Princess in Training ($16.99, 12-up).


Bears by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Maurice Sendak ($14.95, all ages); The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd ($16.99, up to 3); The Happy Egg by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Crocket Johnson ($14.99, 2-8); and The Little Fish That Got Away by Bernadine Cook, illus. by Crockett Johnson ($14.99, 3-8).


Me & Neesie ($15.99) by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, spotlights the friendship between a girl and her imaginary pal. (4-8)

Let's Talk About Race ($15.99) by Julius Lester, illus. by Karen Barbour, examines what humans share as well as aspects that make us unique. (6-10)

Paperback ReprintBuilding a New Land by James Haskins and Kathleen Benson, illus. by James Ransome ($7.99, 7-12).


Paperback Reprint

Dragon by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton ($6.99, 9-up).



California Holiday ($5.99) by Kate Cann. A boy and girl experience a life-changing summer. (13-up)

Island Girls (and Boys) ($5.99) by Rachel Hawthorne is a about summer friendship and romance. (13-up)

Tropical Kiss ($5.99) by Jan Coffey presents a summer romance set in Aruba. (13-up)

Paperback Series

Phantom Stallion continues with Moonrise and Kidnapped Colt by Terri Farley ($4.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

The Girls of Lighthouse Lane reprints Katherine's Story and Rose's Story by Thomas Kinkade and Erika Tamar ($5.99 each, 10-up). And Warriors offers Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path by Erin Hunter ($5.99 each, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

The Nightmare Room reissues The Nightmare Room Books 1-2-3: The Nightmare Begins! by R.L. Stine ($7.99, 10-up). And The Mediator by Meg Cabot offers Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour and Haunted ($6.99 each, 12-up).


Who Loves Me? ($14.99) by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Amanda Shepherd. A girl discovers the enormous love that surrounds her. (4-8)

NASTYbook ($12.99) by Barry Yourgrau is a short story collection. (10-up)

Paperback Reprints

When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig ($7.99, all ages); Steig's Which Would You Rather Be?, illus. by Harry Bliss ($5.99, all ages); and A Dance of Sisters by Tracey Porter and Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech ($5.99 each, 8-12).


Black Juice ($15.99) by Margo Lanagan collects 10 fantasy tales. (12-up)

The Secret Under My Skin ($15.99) by Janet McNaughton features an environmentally scarred earth in the year 2368. (12-up)

Surviving Antarctica ($15.99) by Andrea White is a tale set in 2083, when reality TV has supplanted public education. (12-up)

The Wizard Test ($15.99) by Hilari Bell is an adventure involving destiny and magic. (12-up)


Midnighters continues with Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld ($15.99, 12-up).

Paperback ReprintAirborn by Kenneth Oppel ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series ReprintMidnighters reprints The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld ($6.99, 12-up).


I'm a Pig ($15.99) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Holly Berry. A happy pig describes the joys of her life. (3-7)

The Three Little Rigs ($15.99) by Dave Gordon. The author of The Ugly Truckling here tells of three little rigs that are threatened by the big bad wrecking ball after they set out to build their own garages. (3-7)

Bebop Express ($15.99) by H.L. Panahi, illus. by Steven Johnson and Lou Fancher, is a railroad adventure celebrating America and jazz. (3-8)

The Midnight Diary of Zoya Blume ($15.99) by Laura Shaine Cunningham. A 12-year-old confronts her childhood fears. (8-12)

Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery ($15.99) by Peter Abrahams. A 13-year-old sleuth takes on a murder case. (10-up)


Snip Snap! ($15.99) by Mara Bergman, illus. by Nick Maland, tells of three children and an alligator that creeps up the front stairs. (2-up)

So Happy! ($15.99) by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Anita Lobel, is a story about the many ways that sadness is transformed into happiness. (2-up)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear ($14.99), illus. by Timothy Bush, offers an interactive interpretation of this traditional rhyme. (2-up)

The Secret ($15.99) by Lindsay Barrett George. A secret passed around the animal world inspires a love match. (3-up)

Two Dogs Swimming ($15.99) by Lynn Reiser. A pair of dogs learn to swim together. (3-up)

White Is for Blueberry ($15.99) by George Shannon, illus. by Laura Dronzek, focuses on color, art and nature. (3-up)

Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs! ($15.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Jane Manning. Will a second grader accept a dare to eat an ant? (4-up)

Pearl's New Skates ($15.99) by Holly Keller. A young rabbit dreams of being a figure skater. (4-up)

Saving Strawberry Farm ($16.99) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Rachel Isadora. A boy's penny helps to save his neighbor's beloved farm. (4-up)

Siesta ($15.99) by Ginger Foglesong Guy, illus. by René King Moreno. Two children prepare for naptime in this bilingual tale. (4-up)

In the Small, Small Night ($16.99) by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Rachel Isadora. To help her younger brother fall asleep, Abena tells him stories of their old home in Africa. (5-up)

Looking for Jaguar ($15.99) by Susan Katz, illus. by Lee Christiansen, collects poems about rain forest animals. (5-up)

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust ($15.99) by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Ann Jonas. A story telling us exactly what dust is. (5-up)

Days to Celebrate ($17.99) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, presents poems about holidays and other notable days of the year. (7-up)

Conrad's Fate ($16.99) by Diana Wynne Jones. Can a boy find the source of the chaos at Stallery Mansion? (10-up)

The Giant Rat of Sumatra or Pirates Galore ($15.99) by Sid Fleischman, illus. by John Hendrix, tells of a 12-year-old cabin boy who survived a shipwreck. (10-up)

A Maze Me ($16.99) by Naomi Shihab Nye, illus. by Terre Maher, compiles poems for girls. (12-up)

Going Going ($15.99) by Naomi Shihab Nye. Florrie and her family vow to boycott all franchise establishments for a month. (12-up)

A Promise Fulfilled ($18.99) by Howard Greenfeld relays the true story of three men's involvement with the Zionist movement in Israel. (12-up)

The Sledding Hill ($15.99) by Chris Crutcher is a tale about banned books, friendship and religion. (12-up)

The Diary of Pelly D ($15.99) by L.J. Adlington. In this first novel, a boy recovers a teenage girl's diary from a ruined city. (13-up)


The Oracle Prophesies issues The Sphere of Secrets by Catherine Fisher ($16.99, 10-up).

Board Book Reprint

Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters, illus. by Sam Williams ($6.99, up to 3).

Paperback Reprints

Farfallina & Marcel by Holly Keller ($5.99, 4-up); The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Petra Mathers ($6.99, 5-up); Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst, illus. by James Stevenson ($5.99, 5-up); Two Under Par by Kevin Henkes ($4.99, 7-up); Henkes's The Zebra Wall ($5.99, 8-12); Leon and the Spitting Image by Allen Kurzweil ($5.99, 8-up); Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes ($5.99, 10-up); The Dalemark Quartet, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Diana Wynne Jones ($7.95, 12-up); Truesight by David Stahler, Jr. ($6.99, 12-up); and 19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye ($6.99, 14-up).

Paperback Series Reprint

The Oracle Prophecies reprints The Oracle Betrayed by Catherine Fisher ($6.99, 12-up).


Five Little Ducks ($5.99) by Dan Yaccarino is a board book presenting this song. (up to 3)

Lola Hides the Eggs ($6.99) by Diane DeGroat. Lola the opossum dons bunny ears to hide Easter eggs. (3-6)


Harold and the Purple Crayon issues Animal Sounds and Big, Bigger, Biggest! by Namrata Tripathi and The Five Senses and Things That Go by Jodi Huelin, all illus. by Kevin Murawski ($5.99 each, 2-4). Little Critter by Mercer Mayer stars in Just a Dump Truck and Just a Tugboat ($5.99 each, 2-4); and Just Good for You ($3.29 paper, 3-7).

There are six new Biscuit titles by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, including Biscuit Storybook Collection ($10.99, 2-6); Biscuit's Graduation Day ($6.99, 2-6); and Biscuit's Birthday ($3.50 paper, 3-6). Stan and Jan Berenstain's The Berenstain Bears return in Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs and Sister Bear Learns to Share ($4.99 each, 2-6); and The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle ($8.99, paper $3.25, 3-7). Charming Classics adds nine titles, among them Alice in Wonderland Deluxe Book and Charm by Lewis Carroll and Black Beauty Deluxe Book and Charm by Anna Sewell ($9.99 each, 8-12); and Anne of the Island Book and Charm by L.M. Montgomery and The Railway Children Book and Charm by E. Nesbit ($6.99 each, 8-12). And Gifts of Grace presents Stories from the Bible Book and Charm ($6.99, 8-12).

Paperback Series

Joining Build-a-Bear Workshop are Friends Furever and Princess Bear ($3.50 each, 2-6); and What's a Bear to Wear? Mix-and-Match ($8.99, 4-8). My First Classics offers A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, based on the novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett ($4.99 each, 5-8). New Adventure Classics are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; The Call of the Wild by Jack London; In the Court of King Arthur by Samuel E. Lowe, illus. by Neil O'Keeffe; and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ($6.99 each, 8-12).


Series Reissue

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ominous Omnibus by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist ($19.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series

Fantastic 4 offers The Fantastic Four Versus Doctor Doom and Meet the Fantastic 4 by Monique Stephens ($3.99 each, 3-7); The Movie Storybook by Catherine Hapka ($7.99, 6-10); and The Junior Novel by Stephen Sullivan ($4.99, 8-12). There are 10 Robots tie-ins, including Battle of the Bots ($3.99, 3-7), Build a Bot ($8.99, 4-8); and Rodney Saves Robot City ($4.99, 7-10). And Soccer Dad issues The Comeback Kids and My Dad, the Coach by Catherine Hapka ($3.99 each, 4-7); and The Movie Novel by Susan Korman ($4.99, 8-12).


Cubanita ($15.99) by Gaby Triana. During the summer before starting college, a girl comes to terms with her Cuban-American identity and deals with boyfriend troubles. (12-up)


McGillycuddy Could! ($14.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Sue Porter. A kangaroo shows off her talents to other animals. (3-6)

Begin at the Beginning: A Little Artist Learns About Life ($15.99) by Amy Schwartz. A young artist learns about life through painting. (4-7)

The Neat Line ($15.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. A scribble grows into a neat line and solves problems for Mother Goose characters. (4-7)

Hold the Flag High ($15.99) by Catherine Clinton, illus. by Shane W. Evans, relates the true story of a sergeant in the first African-American regiment in the Civil War. (5-7)

Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh ($15.99) by M.E. Allen. A teen changes his image to increase his self-confidence and sex appeal. (12-up)

The Riddles of Epsilon ($16.99) by Christine Morton-Shaw is a first novel that incorporates puzzles and codes. (12-up)


Septimus Heap by Angie Sage starts up with Magyk ($17.99, 8-12).

Paperback ReprintUnseen Companion by Denise Gosliner Orenstein ($6.99, 14-up).


Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last ($15.99) by Susan Juby. Alice dumps a boyfriend and embarks on a screenwriting career. (14-up)

Boy Kills Man ($15.99) by Matt Whyman. A boy is hired as an assassin for a Colombian drug lord. (14-up)

Fade to Black ($16.99) by Alex Finn centers on an HIV-positive student who is hospitalized after being attacked in his car. (14-up)

A Gathering of Shades ($15.99) by David Stahler, Jr. In this ghost story, a teen mourning the death of his father becomes drawn into the world of the dead. (14-up)

The Order of the Poison Oak ($15.99) by Brent Hartinger is a novel about a gay teen who takes a job at a summer camp. (14-up)

Sexy ($16.99) by Joyce Carol Oates tells of a teen's search for identity. (14-up)

Sugar Rush ($16.99) by Julie Burchill. Two girls from very different worlds fall in love. (14-up)

Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers: More Mad, Marvy Confessions of Georgia Nicholson ($15.99) by Louise Rennison is the latest novel featuring this British teen. (14-up)

The Witch's Boy ($16.99) by Michael Gruber introduces a boy raised by a witch, a talking cat and a demon. (14-up)

Paperback Reprints

Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison, Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates, The Garden by Elsie V. Aidinoff, The Last Chance Texaco by Brent Hartinger, Miss Smithers by Susan Juby, Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn, Out of Order by A.M. Jenkins and Shooter by Walter Dean Myers ($6.99 each, 14-up).


Paperback Series

My Weird School continues with Miss Small Is Off the Wall!, Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind! and Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Kenneth C. Davis's Don't Know Much About gains Don't Know Much About Rosa Parks, illus. by Sergio Martinez; and Don't Know Much About Thomas Jefferson, illus. by Rob Shepperson ($4.99 each, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints

I Love You As Much... by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Henri Sorenson; and My Favorite Things by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, illus. by Renée Graef ($5.99 each, all ages); Teddy Bear, TeddyBear, illus. by Michael Hague ($5.99, 2-5); 100 School Days by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell ($5.99, 3-6); Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle ($6.99, 3-6); We All Sing with the SameVoice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene, illus. by Paul Meisel ($6.99, 3-7); Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Anne Mortimer; and Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley ($5.99 each, 4-8); Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon ($6.99, 5-up); and The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati ($5.99, 7-10).

Also, The Mayor of Central Park by Avi, illus. by Brian Floca; and Mutiny's Daughter by Ann Rinaldi ($5.99 each, 8-12); Patrol by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Ann Grifalconi ($6.99, 8-12); Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy ($5.99, 8-13); The Book of Dragons by Michael Hague ($9.99, 8-up); Starring Prima! by Jacquelyn Mitchard, illus. by Tricia Tusa ($5.99, 8-up); The Green Dog by Suzanne Fisher Staples ($5.99, 9-12); Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden ($7.99, 10-up); Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs, Lily B. on the Brink of Cool by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Never Mind! by Avi and Rachel Vail, and The Tiger's Apprentice by Laurence Yep ($5.99 each, 10-up); Stop the Train! by Geraldine McCaughrean ($6.99, 10-up); Backstage Pass by Gaby Triana ($7.99, 12-up); and An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett and High Heat by Carl Deuker ($6.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

I Can Read Books presents Biscuit Wins a Prize by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories; Loose Tooth by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom; and Whose Hat Is It? by Valerie Gorbachev ($3.99 each, 3-5); Minnie and Moo: The Attack of the Easter Bunnies by Denys Cazet; Pish and Posh by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik, illus. by Bottner; and Ruby Bakes a Cake by Susan Hill, illus. by Margie Moore ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Amelia Bedelia Helps Out by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat ($3.99, 5-8). The Hamlet Chronicles by Gregory Maguire reprints A Couple of April Fools and Three Rotten Eggs ($5.99 each, 8-12). Little House offers A Little House Reader by Laura Ingalls Wilder, ed. by William Anderson ($9.99, 8-up). Boston Jane releases The Claim by Jennifer L. Holm ($5.99, 10-up). And Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries continues with Princess in Pink ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; and Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen ($5.99 each, 12-up); City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden; and Do Over and Ever After by Rachel Vail ($7.99 each, 12-up); The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, My Darling, My Hamburger and The Pigman by Paul Zindel ($6.99 each, 12-up); and Zindel's The Pigman's Legacy ($5.99, 12-up).


Paperback Series: Mary-Kate & Ashley Sweet 16 adds Forget Me Not and Suddenly Sisters ($4.99 each, 9-12). New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley continues with The Case of the Icy Igloo Inn and The Case of the Unicorn Mystery ($4.99 each, 9-12). Two of a Kind offers Candles, Cake, Celebrate! and Wish on a Star ($4.99 each, 9-12). And So Little Time issues The Makeover Experiment ($4.99, 9-12).



Chicken Soup for the Soul NASCAR Xtreme Race Journal for Kids ($9.95) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Matt Adams, includes NASCAR trivia and games. (up to 12)

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Real Deal ($12.95) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Deborah Reber features stories and quizzes. (12-17)

High School's Not Forever ($12.95) by Jane Bluestein and Eric Katz, offers anecdotes and tips as well as input from teens across the country. (12-17)


If You're Happy and You Know It! ($16.95), illus. by Jane Cabrera. Paintings of animals illustrate this song. (3-6)

Talk Peace ($16.95) by Sam Williams, illus. by Mique Moriuchi, pays tribute to world peace. (3-6)

Bare Bear ($16.95) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Mary McQuillan. With the help of forest friends, a bear finds his clothes that have blown off the clothesline. (4-8)

Chickerella ($16.95) by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Mary Jane and Herm Auch. With the help of her Fairy Goosemother, Chickerella is able to attend the Fowl Ball. (4-8)

If Frogs Made Weather ($16.95) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Dorothy Donohue. What would happen if animals were responsible for the weather? (4-8)

Owls ($16.95) by Gail Gibbons examines these nocturnal creatures. (4-8)

The Pea Blossom ($16.95) by Hans Christian Andersen, retold and illus. by Amy Lowry Poole, is a rendition of this tale in which a small pea's journey transforms the life of a mother and daughter. (4-8)

A Small Dog's Big Life: Around the World with Owney ($16.95) by Irene Kelly. A dog becomes a world traveler after wandering into a post office. (4-8)

That Crazy Eddie ($15.95) by Judy Cox, illus. by Blanche Sims. A third grader discovers that teaming up with his best friend in the science fair competition isn't easy. (6-9)

The Flag with 56 Stars ($16.95) by Susan Goldman Rubin, illus. by Bill Farnsworth, provides an account of the liberation of Mauthausen, the Nazi concentration camp. (6-10)

Say-Hey and the Babe ($16.95), illus. by Neil Waldman, offers two interrelated baseball stories featuring Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. (7-10)

Don't Tell the Girls: A Family Memoir ($16.95) by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Greg Spalenka, uncovers unexpected connections to the author's Irish ancestors. (8-12)

From Rags to Riches ($16.95) by Leslie Sills examines American girls' clothing from colonial times to the present. (8-12)

Naked Mole Rat Letters ($16.95) by Mary Amato. A girl sends fabricated e-mail letters in an attempt to sabotage her father's long-distance romance with a zookeeper. (8-12)

Pick of the Litter ($16.95) by Bill Wallace, illus. by Kevin Torline. A boy learns lessons about honor and friendship while helping his ill grandfather take care of his kennel. (8-12)

Poor Is Just a Starting Place ($16.95) by Leslie Wyatt, illus. by Marc Tauss. During the Depression, a girl is tired of being poor and wondering where her family's next meal will come from. (8-12)

Space Station Rat ($15.95) by Michael Daley. A lonely boy befriends a lavender rat he meets on a space station. (8-12)


New to Picture Book Biographies isA Picture Book of Samuel Adams by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler, illus. by Ronald Himler ($16.95, 4-8). Holiday House Readers adds One Nosy Pup by Carol Wallace, illus. by Steve Bjorkman ($15.95, 5-7); and President George Washington by David A. Adler, illus. by John Wallner ($14.95, 5-8). Otto and the Bird Charmers is a new Tale of the Karmidee by Charlotte Haptie, illus. by John Nez ($17.95, 8-12).

Paperback Reprints

Abigail Adams by Alexandra Wallner, Look at My Book! by Loreen Leedy and Chick & Chickens and Planets (Rev. Ed.) by Gail Gibbons ($6.95 each, 4-8); and Word Eater by Mary Amato ($6.95, 8-12).


Frog in Love ($5.99) by Max Velthuijs. This mini-book reveals what it means to be in love. (All ages)

Firebears: The Rescue Team ($15.95) by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Dan Andreasen, spotlights the work of the blaze-fighting Firebears. (2-4)

What We Do ($7.95) by Reg Cartwright. Various creatures explain who they are and what they do. (2-5)

Brave Little Raccoon ($16.95) by Erica Wolf. Can a young raccoon find her way home on her own? (2-6)

The Birthday Fish ($16.95) by Dan Yaccarino. A girl wonders if her birthday wish will come true. (3-6)

Meet Wild Boars ($17.95) by Meg Rosoff, illus. by Sophie Blackall, introduces a quartet of rude boars. (3-8)

Vera's Baby Sister ($16.95) by Vera Rosenberry. When Vera's new sibling arrives, she feels there is no place left in the house for her. (4-7)

Tallulah in the Kitchen ($16.95) by Nancy Wolff stars a cat who takes her cooking very seriously. (4-7)

Misery Moo ($15.95) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross. A cow can't seem to shake his nasty mood. (4-8)

This Is the House That Was Tidy & Neat ($16.95) by Teri Sloat, illus. by R.W. Alley. What will happen when Mom comes home to a chaotic house? (4-8)

Mud City: A Flamingo Story ($16.95) by Brenda Z. Guiberson follows a flamingo from egg to adulthood. (4-8)

The Happy Troll ($16.95) by Max Bolliger, illus. by Peter Sís, presents this classic tale with new art. (4-8)

Monday on the Mississippi ($16.95) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Frané Lessac, pays tribute to this legendary river. (5-9)

Squashed in the Middle ($16.95) by Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Pat Cummings, conveys the frustration of being a middle child in a noisy, well-meaning family. (5-9)

Sammy: The Classroom Guinea Pig ($16.95) by Alix Berenzy. A teacher and her students try to figure out what is wrong with their class pet. (5-9)

Dreamer from the Village: The Story of Marc Chagall ($16.95) by Michelle Markel, illus. by Emily Lisker, chronicles the life of this artist. (5-up)

Sea Surprise ($15.95) by Leo Landry. Sea creatures find a way to jolt Eel's zap back into him. (7-9)

Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry ($16.95) by Cindy Neuschwander, illus. by Bryan Langdo. Trapped inside an Egyptian pyramid, two children use their math skills to escape. (7-10)

Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experiments in Science and Medicine ($19.95) by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring offers 10 stories spanning from the 18th century to the present. (9-up)

A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good ($18.95) by Mark Gonyea introduces concepts of design. (9-up)

Shakespeare's Secret ($16.95) by Elise Broach is a novel involving a missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor and a link to Shakespeare. (10-15)

Wing Nut ($16.95) by M.J. Auch. Though Grady and his mother have been on the road since his father died, their roaming days may be over when their car breaks down in rural Pennsylvania. (10-15)

The Last Codfish ($16.95) by J.D. McNeill. This tale of loss and survival centers on the friendship between two very different young people. (10-15)

My Thirteenth Season ($15.95) by Kristi Roberts stars a girl who seeks revenge against her male Little League teammates. (10-up)

Monkey Business: Stories from Around the World ($18.95) by Shirley Climo, illus. by Erik Brooks, collects 14 tales about monkeys. (10-up)

On Etruscan Time ($16.95) by Tracy Barrett. While on an anthropological dig, a boy discovers an unsettling stone. (10-up)

The Silver Penny ($16.95) by Randall Wright. A boy's journey takes him through a lifetime of experiences. (10-up)

America Through the Lens: Photographers Who Changed the Nation ($18.95) by Martin Sandler presents a view of America as captured by noted photographers. (10-up)

In the Night, on Lanvale Street ($16.95) by Jane Leslie Conly. Two siblings help a former neighbor solve a murder. (12-up)

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States ($14.95), ed. by Lori Marie Carlson, is a poetry collection from the editor of Cool Salsa. (12-up)

By These Ten Bones ($16.95) by Clare B. Dunkle is a tale of werewolves and love set in medieval Scotland. (12-up)

A Room on Lorelei Street ($16.95) by Mary E. Pearson. To escape her eccentric family, Zoe tries living on her own. (14-up)


Unlikely Exploits concludes with The Rise of the House of McNally by Philip Ardagh, illus. by David Roberts ($9.95, 8-up). And The Shamer Chronicles adds Shamer's Signet by Lene Kaaberbol ($16.95, 11-up).


Humphrey's Bear by Jan Wahl, illus. by William Joyce ($16.95, paper $6.95, 2-6).

Paperback Reprints

The Flea's Sneeze by Lynn Downey, illus. by Karla Firehammer ($6.95, 3-6); Pig and Crow by Kay Chorao ($6.95, 4-7); and Firebird by Demi ($7.95, 6-10).


Found Alphabet ($16) by Ramon Shindler and Wojciech Graniczewski, illus. by Anita Andrzejewska and Andrzej Pilichowski-

Ragno. Found objects create an alphabetical array of images. (All ages)

Mary Had a Little Lamb and Hey, Diddle, Diddle! ($5.95 each), illus. by Sally Mavor, present these rhymes with fabric art. (up to 4)

Curious George's First Words About Animals ($9.95), illus. by Anna Grossnickle Hines in the style of H.A. Rey, is a boxed set of four board books featuring animals. (1-4)

Slide, Already! ($12) by Kit Allen. This tale celebrates trying something a bit scary for the first time. (2-5)

The Little Book of Not So ($9.95) by Charise Mericle Harper is a book of opposites highlighting good and not-so good things in life. (2-5)

Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! ($12) by Leo Landry introduces a circus starring the Tender Tiny Peas. (2-6)

Curious George Gets a Medal: Gift Ed. ($9.95) by H.A. Rey packages this story of George's trip into space with a gold medal. (3-8)

Carmine: A Little More Red ($16) by Melissa Sweet presents a twist on Little Red Riding Hood. (4-8)

The Pirate's Eye ($16) by Robert Priest is a companion to The Old Pirate of Central Park. (4-8)

Bad Bears and a Bunny ($16) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater. What happens when polar bears Irving and Muktuk get invited to a party at a fancy hotel? (4-8)

Mr. Blewitt's Nose ($16) by Alastair Taylor. Primrose Pumpkin searches for the face that belongs to the nose she finds on a park bench. (4-8)

The Village of Basketeers ($16) by Lynda Gene Rymond, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli. Can residents of a village of basketweavers tame the wild wind? (4-8)

Three About Thurston ($15) by Susan Milord chronicles three adventures of a rooster and his pals. (4-8)

The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War ($16) by Robin Friedman, illus. by Claire Nivola. A girl and her doll watch the Civil War unfold. (4-8)

I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World ($16) by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illus. by Jenkins, examines various animal habitats. (4-8)

Song of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems ($16) by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beckie Prange, is a poetry collection illustrated with woodcuts. (5-9)

Little Stevie Wonder ($18) by Quincy Troupe, illus. by Lisa Cohen. This celebration of Wonder's life and talent includes a CD featuring two of his songs. (5-9)

Morgy Coast to Coast ($15) by Maggie Lewis, illus. by Michael Chesworth, is a sequel to Morgy Makes His Move. (6-9)

Captain Arsenio: Inventions and (Mis)adventures in Flight ($16) by Pablo Bernasconi introduces a fellow who tries repeatedly to build the perfect flying machine. (6-up)

Ten Thousand Charms ($16) by Leander Watts is a tale with supernatural elements, set in upstate New York in the 19th century. (11-up)

Runner ($16) by Carl Dueker is a suspense novel that touches upon patriotism and terrorism. (12-up)

Kipling's Choice ($16) by Geert Spillebeen, trans. by Terese Edelstein. This historical novel focuses on the last days in the life of Rudyard Kipling's son, who died in a WWI battle. (12-up)

A Wreath for Emmett Till ($17) by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Philippe Lardy, is a tribute to the teenager whose 1955 lynching helped spark the civil rights movement. (12-up)


Scientists in the Field adds Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes by Pamela Turner ($17, 8-12); and The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands by Sneed B. Collard III ($17, 10-12). And Falcon returns in Falcon and the Carousel of Time by Luli Gray ($15, 10-14).


Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip ($14) by Venus and Serena Williams with Hilary Beard. These tennis champs offer advice on education, friendship and sportsmanship. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints

Stop That Pickle by Peter Armour, illus. by Andrew Shachat; A Gardener's Alphabet by Mary Azarian; Hamburger Heaven by Wong Herbert Yee; Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories by Calef Brown; and Animals in Flight by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page ($5.95 each, 4-8); Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845—1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti ($9.95, 10-14); and A Day for Vincent Chin and Me by Jacqueline Turner Banks ($5.95, 10-14).

Paperback Series Reprints

Scientists in the Field reprints Looking for Life in the Universe: The Search for ExtraterrestrialIntelligence by Ellen Jackson, photos by Nic Bishop ($6.95, 7-12). And The Squire's Tale continues with The Ballad of Sir Dinadan by Gerald Morris ($5.95, 10-14).



The Rise and Fall of a 10th Grade Social Climber ($7.99) by Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser is a coming-of-age tale set in a Brooklyn high school. (13-up)

After Summer ($6.99) by Nick Earls chronicles a 17-year-old boy's last summer before entering the "real world." (13-up)

Paperback Reprints

The Education of Robert Nifkin by Daniel Pinkwater ($6.99, 13-up); and The Fattening Hut by Pat Lowery Collins ($7.99, 13-up).


The Witch's Walking Stick ($16) by Susan Meddaugh. A girl outwits a witch and avenges her selfish siblings. (4-8)

Going Fishing ($16) by Bruce McMillan. In Iceland, Fridrik's grandfathers pass on to him his country's fish-oriented traditions and family history. (4-8)

Lessons ($15) by Bonnie Geisert. Concerned about her father's depression after the birth of her brother, Rachel uncovers a family secret. (8-12)


Gooney Bird Greene is back in Gooney Bird and the Room Mother by Lois Lowry, illus. by Middy Thomas ($15, 6-10).

Paperback Reprints

The Etcher's Studio by Arthur Geisert; Missing Molly by Lisa Jahn-Clough; Tacky in Trouble by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger; Under the Cherry Blossom Tree, retold by Allen Say; Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp! by Bernard Waber; and Let's Clean Up! by Peggy Perry Anderson ($5.95 each, 4-8).


Daddy's Girl ($16.99) by Garrison Keillor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, spotlights the special relationship between father and daughter. (up to 4)

The Pigeon Has Feelings Too! and The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! ($6.99 each) by Mo Willems. In these board books, a pigeon experiences a range of emotions; and envisions driving various vehicles. (up to 4)

The Hello, Goodbye Window ($15.95) by Norton Juster, illus. by Chris Raschka. The kitchen window at her grandparent's house is a magic gateway for a girl. (2-up)

Time to Say Please! ($15.99) by Mo Willems. This book on manners is a companion to Time to Pee! (3-6)

Shhh! ($15.99) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross, is a story that issues a plea for peace. (4-7)

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent ($16.99) by Lauren Child tells of a young genius who is the answer to his rich parents' prayers. (4-7)

The Last Badge ($16.99) by George McClements. A boy who is a 12th-generation scout has to earn one last—elusive—badge. (4-7)

The Big Race Starring Tommy Tortoise and Harry Hare ($16.99) by Shirley Glaser, illus. by Milton Glaser. In this version of a familiar fable, Tommy passes some world-famous landmarks. (4-7)

The Heart's Language ($16.99) by Lois-Ann Yamanaka, illus. by Aaron Jasinski, centers on a boy who understands only the language of the heart. (4-8)

Big Sister, Little Sister ($15.95) by LeUyen Pham is a celebration of sisterhood. (4-8)

Yoko's World of Kindness: Golden Rules for a Happy Classroom ($19.99) by Rosemary Wells, with additional art by Jody Wheeler and John Nez, compiles six tales set in school. (5-7)

Mama Went to Jail for the Vote ($15.99) by Kathleen Karr, illus. by Malene Laugesen. Like her mother, a girl joins the fight for women's suffrage. (5-9)

Animal Stackers ($15.99) by Jennifer Belle, illus. by David McPhail, is a poetry collection and alphabet book. (5-9)

The Dragon Keeper ($16.99) by Carole Wilkinson. A young slave in ancient China comes to the aid of an aging dragon. (8-12)

Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me ($14.99) by Lisa Papademetriou is a novel exploring the traumas of friendships and self-discovery. (8-12)

Diary of a Fairy Godmother ($14.99) by Esme Raji Codell, illus. by Drazen Kozjan, presents the story of an aspiring fairy godmother. (9-12)

The Book Without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic ($16.95) by Avi. Set in medieval England, this is a fable about life and death, greed and betrayal, magic and secrets. (10-14)

My Brother's Keeper ($15.99) by Patricia McCormick. This novel explores the anguish of living with divided loyalties and the cost of keeping family secrets. (10-up)

The Dashwood Sisters' Secrets of Love ($15.99) by Rosie Rushton is a novel about sisterhood, friendship and romance. (12-up)


Baby Einstein, concept by Julie Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidi, adds Baby da Vinci: My Body ($7.99, up to 2); Baby Noah World Animals ($5.99, 1 month-up); Seasons Discovery Cards ($9.99, 9 mos.-up); Word Adventure ($14.99, 18 mos.-up); and Baby Galileo Sees the Stars ($10.99, 18 mos.-up). And McDuff returns in McDuff's Wild Romp by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers ($9.99, 2-5).

Paperback Reprints

The Book of Mean People by Toni and Slade Morrison, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre ($4.99, 2-7); The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illus. by Brian Selznick ($8.99, 8-12); The Million Dollar Goal by Dan Gutman ($5.99, 8-12); Journey to Ellis Island: How My Father Came to America by Carol Bierman, illus. by Laurie McGaw ($8.99, 8-up); Praying at the Sweetwater Motel by April Young Fritz ($5.99, 10-14); and Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw and Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman ($5.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Witch Twins return in Witch Twins and the Ghost of Glenn Bly by Adele Griffin ($5.99, 7-11). And Tales from the Odyssey gains The Final Battle by Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, 8-11).


The School Is Not White! A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement ($16.99) by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Curtis James. In this story set in Mississippi 11 years after the Supreme Court ruled against segregated schools, there are still "all-black" schools that are unequal to the "white" schools. (All ages)

A Brave Spaceboy ($15.99) by Dana Kessimakis Smith, illus. by Laura Freeman. Two brothers pretend that their move to a new home is a trip to Mars. (3-up)

The Greatest Potato ($15.99) by Penelope Stowell, illus. by Sharon Watts, centers on a practical jokester who is a cook at a restaurant. (4-7)

Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue ($15.99) by Julius Lester. This novel relayed entirely in dialogue is based on the biggest slave auction in American history. (9-13)

The Color of Fire ($15.99) by Ann Rinaldi. In 1741 New York, whites accuse black slaves of planning an uprising. (10-up)

The Hoopster ($16.99) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer. Set in the inner city, this is a tale about overcoming adversity. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Jump at the Sun Fairy-tale Classics adds Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel ($3.50 each, 3-7).

Paperback Reprint

Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi ($5.99, 10-14).



Percy Jackson and the Olympians kicks off with The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ($17.95, 10-up). Young Bond debuts with

SilverFin by Charlie Higson ($16.95, 10-up). And Artemis Fowl returns in The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer ($16.95, 10-up).

Paperback Reprints

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer ($7.99, 10-up); and The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor ($7.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Artemis Fowl reprints The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer ($5.99, 10-up).



Sons of the Dark adds Outcast by Lynne Ewing ($9.99, 12-up)

Paperback Series

Captain Fact debuts with Space Adventure and Dinosaur Adventure by Knife and Packer ($4.99 each, 7-10). W.I.T.C.H. Graphic Novels launches with Graphic Novel #1 and Graphic Novel #2 ($5.99 each, 8-12). W.I.T.C.H. continues with Worlds Apart and The Courage to Choose; and W.I.T.C.H. Adventures gains Heartbreak Island and Stolen Spring ($4.99 each, 8-12). And joining From the Files of Madison Finn is Keep It Real by Laura Dower ($4.99, 8-12).


Paperback Series

Betty & Veronica star in Betty & Veronica's Guide to Life and Betty & Veronica: Best Friends Forever ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Are You a Betty orVeronica? ($3.99, 8-12).


Little Colt's Palm Sunday ($14.95) by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Wayne Parmenter. A donkey explains how he was chosen to carry Christ into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. (5-8)


If Jesus Came to Visit Me ($6.95) by Jill Roman Lord, illus. by Renée Graef, is a board book introducing the concept of Jesus as God and man. (2-5)

Jesus in the Temple and David and Goliath ($6.95 each) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Nancy Munger, are board books offering biblical tales. (2-5)

Let's Be Patient and Let's Be Thankful ($7.95 each) by P.K. Hallinan. These board books teach the value of patience; and thankfulness. (2-5)

Baby Looney Tunes: Colors by Patricia A. Pingry and Shapes by Eve DeGrie, both illus. by Drew Rose ($6.95 each) are concept board books. (2-5)

Peter Cottontail's Busy Day ($9.95) by Joseph R. Ritchie, illus. by Lydia Halverson, is an Easter lift-the-flap board-book tale. (2-5)

Here Comes Peter Cottontail ($9.95) by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, illus. by Wendy Rasmussen, is a fold-out book presenting this holiday song. (2-5)

Baby Looney Tunes, 1-10, illus. by Lydia Halverson; and Baby Looney Tunes: ABCs,

illus. by Drew Rose ($7.95 each) are fold-out board books introducing numbers; and letters. (2-5)

Thingumajig Book of Do's and Don'ts and Thingumajig Book of Manners ($7.95 each) by Irene Keller, illus. by Dick Keller, are board books encouraging good behavior; and manners. (2-7)



Using Color in Your Art! ($12.95) by Sandi Henry is a guide for young artists. (8-up)

Wordplay Café ($12.95) by Michael Kline aims to build readers' vocabulary. (8-up)

The Secret Life of Math ($12.95) by Ann McCallum, illus. by Carolyn Norton, examines how math helps people solve everyday problems. (8-up)


Something Special ($15.95) by Terri Cohlene, illus. by Doug Keith. A curious frog discovers that every kiss is "something special." (3-10)

Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes ($15.95) by Demian Yumei, illus. by Nicole Tamarin. A girl marvels at how much energy and cooperation is required to grow tomatoes in her garden. (3-10)

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The Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Stepkids' Guide to Fitting It Together ($12.95) by Cynthia MacGregor rounds up stories and advice for blended families. (9-15)


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Magnetic Hunt and Find Books: The Nose Knows offers It's Easter! and Who Says Moo? by Brenda Sexton ($14.99 each, 2-4). Joining Now I'm Reading are Phonics Wheels ($12.99) and Game Board Book ($19.99) by Nora Gaydos (4-7). Math Gear releases Fast Addition Facts and Fast Subtraction Facts ($7.99 each, 4-up); and Fast Multiplication Facts and Fast Division Facts ($7.99 each, 7-up). And Phonics Comics debuts with Monster Madness and Alien Alert by Elizabeth Jaffe ($4.99 each, 6-up).


In God's Hands ($16.99) by Lawrence Kushner and Gary Schmidt, illus. by Matthew Baek. Two men—one rich and one poor—discover their roles in making miracles happen. (5-up)


Duck's Key, Where Can It Be? ($14.95) by Jez Alborough presents a lift-the-flap rhyming adventure. (1-3)

Will You Carry Me? ($15.95) by Heleen van Rossum, illus. by Peter van Harmelen. A tired toddler and his innovative mother skip, jump, swim and fly home from the park. (2-4)

On the Road ($14.95) by Susan Steggall. This car ride from city to sea reveals changing landscapes and various traffic signs. (2-5)

Standing Up ($14.95) by Marie-Anne Gillet, illus. by Isabelle Gilboux. A boy perfects the second step in potty training. (2-5)

Are We There Yet? ($15.95) by Alison Lester follows a family's six-month road trip around Australia. (5-9)


I Love... ($11.95) by Minne, illus. by Natali Fortier, examines life's simple pleasures. (All ages)


Paperback Series

Social Studies Connects presents No Rules for Rex! by Daisy Alberto, illus. by Jerry Smath ($4.99, 5-7); and Lila the Fair by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Blanche Sims; Pet Peeves by Sarah Willson, illus. by John Nez; and Which Way, Wendy? by Tennant Redbank, illus. by Rebecca Thornburgh ($4.99 each, 6-8).

Paperback Series in SpanishMath Matters en Español starts up with Cuenta con Pablo by Barbara deRubertis and El problema de 100 libras by Jennifer Dussling, both illus. by Rebecca Thornburgh; ¿Que sigué, Nina? by Sue Kassirer, illus. by Page Eastburn O'Rourke; and ¿Dónde está ese hueso? by Lucille Recht Penner, illus. by Lynn Adams ($4.95 each, 5-7); and La feria musical de matemáticas by Kassirer, illus. by Jerry Smath; and Tod el apretado by Daphne Skinner, illus. by John Nez ($4.95 each, 6-8).


It's Purim Time! ($12.95) by Latifa Berry Kropf, photos by Tod Cohen. In this photoessay, children act out the story of Purim. (2-6)

Noah and the Ziz ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn. The king of birds learns a lesson when he helps Noah gather animals before the flood. (3-7)

The Seventh Day ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illus. by Melanie Hall, offers an adaptation of the creation story. (3-8)


City 123 ($15.95), photos by Zoran Milich is a counting book featuring city scenes. (2-5)

Bearcub and Mama ($15.95) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Mélanie Watt. While lost during a storm, Bearcub remembers everything his mother has taught him. (3-7)

The Boy Who Loved Bananas ($15.95) by George Elliott, illus. by Andrej Krystoforski. Matthew goes bananas after watching monkeys at the zoo. (3-7)

A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me ($14.95) by Jean Pendziwol, illus. by Martine Gourbault. A girl and her dragon friend spend a day at the beach. (3-7)

Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! ($14.95, paper $4.95) by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illus. by Joseph Kelly. Three stories show how Martin's well-intentioned plans go awry. (7-10)

Into the Volcano ($16.95) by Donna O'Meara. Photos and text focus on volcanoes. (8-12)

Walking with the Dead ($16.95) by L.M. Falcone. Two friends find themselves on a mission to the world of the dead. (9-12)

Media Madness ($14.95, paper $8.95) by Dominic Ali, illus. by Michael Cho, is a guide to TV, music videos, radio, the Internet and other media. (10-14)

The Ghost Horse of Meadow Green ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Anne Louise MacDonald. Why has the horse that Kim saw from the school bus window vanished? (10-14)

Battle Scars ($16.95, paper $6.95) by John Wilson is a sequel to The Flags of War. (10-14)

The Turning ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Gillian Chan. An ancient force lures a teenager into the woods near his house. (12-up)


Franklin is back in Franklin's Big Search-and-Solve Flap Book, based on characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ($12.95, 3-6). Kids Can Read welcomes Pup and Hound in Trouble and Pup and Hound Stay Up Late by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Hendry ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); Franklin and the Cookies and Franklin's Library Book ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Firefighters and Postal Workers by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Kim LaFave ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). Joining Wildlife is Snakes by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Nancy Gray Ogle ($10.95, paper $6.95, 5-10). Animal Behavior presents Animals Migrating by Etta Kaner, illus. by Pat Stephens ($12.95, paper $5.95, 7-11). Kids Can Do It adds Hemp Jewelry by Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by Jane Kurisu; and Birdhouses by Renée Schwarz ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-up). And Visions in Poetry releases The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, illus. by Murray Kimber ($16.95, 10-up).


My Pet Kitten and My Pet Puppy ($5.95 each) by Marilyn Baillie, illus. by Jane Kurisu. A kitten and a puppy offer pet care information. (5-8)

Sports Hall of Weird ($4.95) by Kevin Sylvester rounds up weird sports facts. (7-up)

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Joining Jumbo Books is The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts by Judy Ann Sadler, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, Jackie Young and Biz Storms, illus. by Esperança Melo, June Bradford and Jane Kurisu ($16.95, 8-up).

Paperback Reprints

City Signs, photos by Zoran Milich; and Big Week for Little Mouse by Eugenie Fernandes, illus. by Kim Fernandes ($5.95 each, 2-5).


My First Year ($14.95), illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton, is a baby record book. (All ages)

My First Horse and Pony Book ($9.95) by Judith Draper, photos by Matthew Roberts, introduces facts about horses and ponies. (5-8)

Kingfisher First Atlas ($10.95) includes maps and pictograms. (5-8)

The Children's Illustrated Bible ($14.95) collects biblical stories, maps and photos of contemporary sites. (8-14)

The Kingfisher Student Atlas of North America ($24.95) contains statistics, illustrations and relief maps. (9-12)


Mirror, Mirror issues Who Will I Be? and Cuddle Me! by Chris Inns ($5.95 each, up to 5). Animal Babies welcomes Animal Babies Around the House and Animal Babies on the Farm ($6.95 each, 2-5). Amazing Machines zooms on with Cool Cars by Tony Mitton ($9.95, 2-5). Joining The Best Book of... is Ancient Greece by Deborah Murrell ($12.95, 5-8). Kingfisher Young Knowledge offers Deserts by Nicola Davies and Whales and Dolphins by Caroline Harris ($8.95 each, 5-8). I Wonder Why presents I Wonder Why Pine Trees Have Needl es and Other Questions About Forests by Jackie Gaff ($11.95, 5-8). New Bodyscope titles are Brain Power and Building Blocks by Patricia MacNair ($9.95 each, 7-10). And Kingfisher Knowledge adds Life in Ancient Rome by Simon Adams and Stars & Planets by Carole Stott ($11.95 each, 9-14).


A Spider Bought a Bicycle ($10.95) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Inga Moore, rounds up poems, rhymes and songs. (5-8)

Kingfisher First Encyclopedia ($9.95) collects information on more than 100 topics. (5-8)

My First Reference Set ($24.95) offers copies of Kingfisher First Dictionary, Kingfisher First Thesaurus and Kingfisher First Encyclopedia. (5-8)

The Story of King Arthur ($7.95), retold by Robin Lister, illus. by Alan Barker, compiles Arthurian legends. (9-12)

The Story of Robin Hood ($7.95), retold by Robert Leeson, illus. by Barbara Lofthouse, chronicles the escapades of this hero. (9-12)

Shakespeare's Verse ($10.95), selected by Gina Pollinger, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark, presents passages from the Bard's plays and poems. (9-14)

Paperback Series

Handy Harvey is back in Harvey the Baker and Harvey the Carpenter by Lars Klinting ($4.95 each, 2-5). New First-Time Stories are It's My Turn! and Our New Baby by Heather Maisner, illus. by Kristina Stephenson ($3.95 each, 2-5). The Kingfisher Treasury of Stories offers Stories for Four Year Olds by Edward and Nancy Bishen, illus. by Carolyn Dinan ($5.95, 4-8); and Dragon Stories by Margaret Clark,

illus. by Mark Robertson ($5.95, 5-8). I Am Reading continues with Barn Party by Claire O'Brien, illus. by Tim Archbold; Joe Lion's Big Boots by Kara May, illus. by Jonathan Allen; Granddad's Dinosaur by Brough Girling, illus. by Stephen Dell; and Princess Rosa's Winter by Judith Hindley, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain ($3.95 each, 6-8). Sidesplitters adds Fantastically Funny Stories, selected by Michael Rosen; Seriously Silly School Jokes, illus. by Tony Trimmer; and What a Hoot, illus. by Martin Chatterton ($3.95 each, 7-10). Traces issues Framed! and Lost Bullet by Malcolm Rose ($5.95 each, 8-12). And My Side of the Story releases Trouble at the Mill by Philip Wooderson, Escape from War by James Riordan, Journey to Jamestown by Lois Ruby and The Brothers' War by Patricia Hermes ($6.95 each, 9-12).

Paperback Series Reprints

The Best Book Of... reprints Dinosaurs by Chris Maynard, Mummies by Philip Steele and Sharks by Claire Llewellyn ($5.95 each, 5-8).

KLUTZSuction Cup Critters ($14.95) by Michael Sherman explains how to make window decorations out of pipe cleaners, punch-out artwork and suction cups. (6-up)

The Klutz Book of Ball Games ($14.95) by Doug Stillinger packages three balls with instructions for games to play with them. (6-up)

Carabiners: Scratch Off: Punch Lines, Truth or Dare and Your Future ($3.95 each) are three miniature books, each attached to a pen and a carabiner for clipping to backpacks. (6-up)

How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles ($16.95) by David Stein and the editors of Klutz contains tools and instructions for making giant bubbles. (8-up)

Make Your Own Itty-Bitty: Angels, Ballerinas and Princesses ($9.95 each) offer directions and craft supplies for creating miniature dolls. (8-up)

Klutz to Go: Books-in-a-Cup: Lime and Orange ($9.95 each). For traveling kids, these offer four activity books, stickers and pencil packaged in a cup. (8-up)

Dial with Style: Decorate Your Cell Phone ($12.95) by Susan Fox and Karen Phillips presents materials and instructions for decorating a cell phone. (11-up)


Am I Making God Smile? ($12.99) by Jeannie St. John Taylor. Erik learns to turn bad things into things that make God smile. (4-7)

The Super Short Amazing Story of David & Goliath ($10.99) by Scott Burroughs and Chrysti Burroughs offers a version of this biblical tale. (4-7)


God Can Use Me releases Lenny Loses His Lunch by Dan Taylor and Damon Taylor, illus. by Damon Taylor ($10.99, 4-7).


The Fine China Plate ($10.99) by Robin Jones Gunn is a story about remaining pure so as to be ready at any time to serve the King. (7-10)


Title in Spanish

El mejor nido (The Best Nest) by P.D. Eastman, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($8.99, 6-8).

Paperback in SpanishTili y el Muro (Tillie and the Wall) by Leo Lionni, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($6.99, 6-8).


Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds ($16.95) by Paula Yoo, illus. by Dom Lee, is a biography of Sammy Lee, the first Asian-American Olympic gold medallist. (6-up)

Poems to Dream Together/Poemas par soñar juntos ($16.95) by Francisco Alarcón, illus. by Paula Barragán, collects bilingual poems celebrating family, nature and the power of dreams. (7-12)

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan ($17.95) by Mary Williams, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, relays the true tale of Sudanese orphans' trek to reach safety in a refugee camp. (7-up)

Mama's Window ($16.95) by Lynne Rubright. An African American boy struggles to adapt to his new life with his uncle and to keep his late mother's dream alive. (8-12)

Title in Spanish

Estela en el mercado de pulgas (Estela's Swap) by Alexis O'Neill, illus. by Enrique O. Sanchez ($16.95, paper $7.95, 6-10).

Paperback Reprints

Summer Sun Risin' by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Don Tate ($7.95, 3-6); and The Secret to Freedom by Marcia Vaughan, illus. by Larry Johnson ($7.95, 6-up).


Paperback Series

Meet the Dinosaurs issues six titles by Don Lessem, illus. by John Bindon ($6.95 each, 7-10). And new Biography titles are Ariel Sharon by Norman Finkelstein, Fidel Castro by Ellen Butts and Joyce Schwartz, Hillary Rodham Clinton by Margaret Goldstein, Tony Blair by Thomas Collins and Vladimir Putin by Tom Streissguth ($7.95 each, 11-17).


Choo Choo Clickety-Clack! ($14.95) by Margaret Mayo, illus. by Alex Ayliffe, introduces vehicles of various shapes and sizes. (3-7)

Blackberry Stew ($15.95) by Isabell Monk, illus. by Janice Lee Porter. Hope learns that as long as she has her memories, her late grandfather will live on. (3-8)

A Style All Her Own ($15.95) by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Sharon Watts. What happens when stylish Isabelle is asked to wear a drab flower girl dress? (5-8)

Tooth Fairy's First Night ($15.95) by Anne Bowen, illus. by Jon Berkeley. The first night on the job is tougher than a tooth fairy anticipates. (5-8)

Tiger Turcotte Takes on the Know-It-All ($6.95) by Pansie Hart Flood, illus. by Amy Wummer. Second grader Tiger realizes that maybe girls aren't so bad after all. (6-10)

Silver Child ($15.95) by Cliff McNish. Six youngsters have life-altering experiences and attempt to save humanity. (10-up)

Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of theH.L. Hunley ($18.95) by Sally Walker recounts the history of this submarine. (11-14)


Words Are Categorical adds Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym? by Brian Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable ($14.95, 7-9). And Mallory returns in Mallory vs. Max by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz ($15.95, 7-12).

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On My Own Biographies welcomes Cesar Chavez by Ginger Wadsworth, illus. by Mark Schroder; Leif Eriksson by Shannon Knudsen, illus. by Mark Oldroyd; and Sojourner Truth by Gwenyth Swain, illus. by Matthew Archambault ($5.95 each, 7-10). And On My Own Holidays celebrates Chinese New Year by Judith Jango-Cohen, illus. by Jason Chin; Cinco de Mayo by Linda Lowery, illus. by Barbara Knutson; Easter Around the World by Shannon Knudsen, illus. by David Erickson; and Veterans Day by Marlene Targ Brill, illus. by Qi Wang ($5.95 each, 7-10).

Paperback Series Reprint

Mallory on the Move by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz ($5.95, 7-10).


Paperback Series

Amazing Athletes welcomes Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps by Jeffrey Zuehlke; and Annika Sorenstam, Carly Patterson and Sammy Sosa by Jeff Savage ($5.95 each, 8-11).


Hula Lullaby ($15.99) by Erin Eitter Kono. An island symphony rocks a girl to sleep in her mother's arms. (up to 3)

Thumbelina ($16.99) by Lauren Mills retells this Hans Christian Andersen tale. (3-6)

Bad Cat Puts on His Top Hat ($15.99) by Tracy-Lee McGuinness-Kelly is a sequel to Bad Cat. (3-6)

Bathtub Blues ($15.99) by Kate McMullan, illus. by Janie Bynum. The young stars of Rock-a-Baby Band take a bath after their messy outdoor adventures. (3-6)

Old Mr. Mackle Hackle ($15.99) by Gunnar Madsen, illus. by Irana Shepherd. How will Mr. Mackle Hackle get his hen to cackle? (3-6)

Sweep Dreams ($16.99) by Nancy Willard, illus. by Mary GrandPré, tells of a man who falls in love with a dancing broom. (3-6)

Ruth and Naomi ($15.99) by Jean Marzollo, retells the tale of these biblical characters. (3-6)

Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive! ($12.99) by David Baldacci, illus. by Rudy Baldacci. A young science whiz has an ambitious plan to win new customers for his family's business. (8-12)

Click Here (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade) ($15.99) by Denise Vega. In this first novel, Erin's blog lands on the school Web site. (8-12)

How to Be a Pirate ($10.99) by Cressida Cowell is a companion novel to How to Train Your Dragon. (8-12)

The Alchemist's Son: Soul Stealer ($14.99) by Martin Booth is a sequel to Doctor Illuminatus. (8-12)

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment ($16.99) by James Patterson introduces six kids who are 98% human and 2% bird. (12-up)

47 ($16.99) by Walter Mosley. A slave boy is swept up in a struggle for his freedom after he meets a mysterious runaway slave. (12-up)


Just Being Me debuts with I'm Not Sleepy! and I'm So Mad! by Nicole Hollander ($7.99 each, 3-6). Little Steps Books issues Little Skills and Mini Manners by Tanya Napier, illus. by Airlie Anderson ($9.99 each, 3-6). The Callahan Cousins launches with Summer Begins by Elizabeth Doyle Carey, illus. by Donna Kae Nelson ($10.99, 8-12). Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan adds Killers of the Dawn ($15.99, 8-12). And Spy High gains Mission Five: Blood Relations and Mission Six: The Annihilation Agenda by A.J. Butcher ($15.95 each, paper $6.95, 12-up).


Make Me a Pop Star! ($7.99) by Michelle Tauber, illus. by A.V. Phibes, is a guide for kids who aspire to stardom. (8-12)

Um, Like... OM: A Girl Goddess's Guide to Yoga ($9.99) by Evan Cooper is a primer for teenage yoga fans. (12-up)

Surfer Girl ($12.99) by Sanoe Lake with Steven Jarrett. A champion surfer and actress offers advice to aspiring surfers. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Arthur returns in Arthur Tells a Story by Marc Brown ($3.99, 3-6). Brown's Buster series debuts with Buster on the Town, Buster on the Farm, Buster Plays Along, Buster and the Giant Pumpkin, Buster and the Dance Contest and Buster Hits the Trail ($3.99 each, hardcover $13.99, 6-9). Extreme Team by Matt Christopher adds Head to Head, BMX Racer and On the Edge ($4.99 each, hardcover $15.99, 7-10). Explorers Wanted! kicks off with In the Jungle, Under the Sea, On Safari and In the Wilderness by Simon Chapman ($5.99 each, 8-12). Matt Christopher Legends in Sports welcomes Muhammad Ali ($4.99, 8-12). Sidekicks by Dan Danko and Tom Mason issues The Brotherhood of Rotten Babysitters ($4.99, 8-12). Launching The Dating Game by Natalie Standiford are The Dating Game and Breaking Up Is Really, Really Hard to Do ($9.99 each, 12-up). Clique presents Revenge of the Wannabes by Lisi Harrison ($9.99, 12-up). TheA-List adds Tall Cool One by Zoey Dean ($9.99, 15-up). And Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl chatters on with Nobody Does It Better ($9.99, 15-up).

Paperback ReprintThe Girl's Guide to Life by Catherine Dee ($15.99, 8-12).

Paperback Series Reprints

Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan issues The Vampire Prince and Hunters of the Dusk ($5.99 each, 8-12).


Reading Makes You Feel Good ($15.99) by Todd Parr celebrates the joys of reading. (3-6)

Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Karla Firehammer. Two cows steal the farmer's car and go for a joyride. (3-6)

Far from Xanadu ($16.99) by Julie Anne Peters. A teenage girl in a small Kansas town falls in love with the new, cool, straight girl at school. (12-up)

Paperback ReprintKeeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters ($7.99, 12-up).


The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again ($15.95) by Chris Jackson is the second book in the Gaggle Sisters trilogy. (2-7)

The Baseball Card ($15.95) by Jack Siemiatycki and Avi Slodovnick, illus. by Laura Watson. On his first trip to the ballpark, a boy listens to his father's story about Babe Ruth. (4-9)


Penelope returns in Penelope and the Monsters by Sheri Radford, illus. by Christine Tripp ($15.95, 2-7).

Paperback in SpanishLa estampa de béisbol (The Baseball Card) by Jack Siemiatycki and Avi Slodovnick, illus. by Laura Watson ($10.95, 4-9).

Paperback Series

Step-Chain continues with She's No Angel and Too Good to Be True by Ann Bryant ($4.95 each, 9-13). Paperback Reissue

Shoes for Amélie by Connie Colker Steiner, illus. by Denis Rodier ($6.95, 8-12).


Fooling the Tooth Fairy ($17) by Martin Nelson Burton, illus. by Clint Hansen. A boy discovers that the Tooth Fairy is smarter than he thought. (4-8)

Paperback Series

The London Town Wild Life Series introduces A Raft of Sea Otters: The Playful Life of a Furry Survivor by Vicki León, A Shimmer of Butterflies: The Brief, Brilliant Life of a Magical Insect by Joni Phelps Hunt, A Dazzle of Hummingbirds: The Colorful Life of a Tiny Scrapper by Bruce Berger and The Secrets of Tropical Rainforests: Hot and Humid and Teeming with Life by Jean Hamilton ($7.95 each, 10-up).

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).

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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 Kids

Really 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).

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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).



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)

SANDVIK/GOBO (610-975-3585)

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)


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 Bears star 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 Diaries continues 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)

Paperback Series

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 Magic stars in Ruby the Red Fairy and 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 Club offers five titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10).

Mijos starts up with Fiesta, Save Mijo Park and 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 Droon offers The Riddle of Zorfendorf Castle and The Race to Doobesh by Tony Abbott ($3.99 each, 7-10). Animal Ark issues Husky in a Hut and 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 Lagoon is a new Black Lagoon Adventures Chapter Book by Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee ($3.99, 7-10). Maya & Miguel star 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 Titans has three additions ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10). And Duel Masters presents Kaijudo Master's Guide ($6.99, 7-10); and Winning Streak and Psych Out ($3.99 each, 7-10).

Bad Dog debuts with Bad Dog and That Hollywood Hoohah, Bad Dog and Those Crazee Martians and Bad Dog and the Curse of the President's Knee by Martin Chatterton ($4.99 each, 9-12). Spy X adds Proof Positive and Tunnel Vision by Peter Lerangis ($4.99, 9-12). The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids gains 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 Disgusting is 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 #1 and 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 School continues with Beauty Is a Beast and 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 Heartland novels 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't joins 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 Run sprints 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). Bionicle has 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).

Paperback Reprints

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 Fiction offers 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 Farm and 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-Read chimes 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 Lunch and Talent Show Scaredy-Pants by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99 each, 4-8).

Series Reissues

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)

Paperback Series

New Easter Surprise tales are Little Lamb's Easter Surprise, Little Duck's Easter Surprise, Little Chick's Easter Surprise and Little Bunny's Easter Surprise ($1.99 each, up to 3). And Clifford stars 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)


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 not gay. (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 Saga continues 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 ReprintYou Are Special, Little One by Nancy Tafuri ($7.99, 3-5).

Series Reissues

The Keys to the Kingdom releases hardcover editions of Mister Monday, Grim Tuesday and 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)

Paperback Reprint

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 Art and The Invincible Rope Trick and Other Magic Tricks ($7.99 each, 8-12).


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 roja and The Three Little Pigs/Los tres cerditos by Carol Ottolenghi ($3.99 each, 4-8).



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 Monster and Dinosaur Planet ($3.95 each, 4-8).



Mini Pop-Up Storybooks offers David and Goliath, Bible Heroes, The Story of Jesus, The Story of Jonah, The Story of Noah and God Made the World ($1.99 each, 3-6). And new Little Storybooks are Bible Heroes, Vol. 1, 2, 3 and 4; and Daniel, David, Esther, Jesus, Jonah, Joseph, Moses and Noah ($.99 each, 3-6)

Paperback Series

Faith Rules! issues Faith in Action, His Word in My Life, Prayer in My Life and Sharing My Beliefs by Judy Reed ($4.99, 10-up).


Paperback Series

By Air, Sea, and Land releases Boats, Cars, Diggers, Planes, Special Engines, Tractors, Trains and Trucks by Paul Stickland ($3.99 each, 3-6). And Extreme Readers in Spanish & English offers 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 Collection gains 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-Ups offers BusyBugz Busy Days! and BusyBugz Flying High! by Harwood, illus. by Bill Bolton ($4.95 each, 3-5). Maurice Pledger's Nature Trails continues with Reptiles by A.J. Wood, illus. by Pledger ($12.95, 3-up). Robotic offers 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).


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 Monsters and 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 Years and 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 Juliet story. (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 Family gains The Turtle by Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($14.95, 6-10). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist offers 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).



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)

Paperback Series

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 Legacy and 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 Bust and 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).

Paperback Reprints

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 Town and When Pigs Fly by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Frank Ansley ($3.99 each, 6-8). Moongobble and Me continues 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 In gains 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/ATHENEUMImagine 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 Story continues 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).


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)


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)

ReissueThe Story of Mr. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat by Lore Segal, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky ($16.95, paper $6.99, 4-8).


Series in SpanishDora 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).


Dear Zoo ($12.95) by Rod Campbell is a pop-up version of this title. (2-5)


Pop-Up Books offers 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 Toolbox and My Little Handbag, illus. by Nathan Reed ($6.99 each, 2-5). Salina Yoon's Jungle Colors is 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 Plus offers 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: Demolish and 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 Books gains 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).

Series ReprintsLittle Simon Inspirations offers 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).


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 Angel and 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)



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)

Paperback Series

Mates, Dates... by Cathy Hopkins issues Mates, Dates, and Tempting Trouble and 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 Dare offers Starstruck ($5.99, 12-up). Witch Season by Jeff Mariotte releases Winter and Spring ($5.99 each, 12-up). Love Letters presents The Write Stuff and 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 Nights launches with Moonlight Secrets by R.L. Stine ($5.99, 12-up). The Nine Lives of Chloe King gains The Chosen by Celia Thomson ($6.99, 14-up). Throat Culture joins 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 Room gains Get It Started, After Hours and Last Call by Morgan Burke ($5.99 each, 16-up).

Paperback Reprints

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 Pierce offers Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man and Lioness Rampant ($4.99 each, 12-up). Pierce's The Immortals presents Wild Magic, Wolf-Speaker and 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).



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 SquarePants has 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).

Paperback Series

The Fairly OddParents reappear in seven new books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Survivor starts up with Thailand by Erica Pass, Marquesas by Kim Ostrow and Amazon by Katherine Noll ($4.99 each, 8-11). And Ashlee Simpson stars in Out of the Shadows and into the Spotlight by Grace Norwich ($4.99, 10-up).


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)


Ned Goes to Bed ($16.95) by Isabelle Jossa. Ned zooms to the moon in this bedtime tale. (2-5)

The Zoo Room ($16.95) by Louise Schofield, illus. by Malcolm Geste. Max and his family attend a party at the zoo. (3-6)

Cat and Fish ($16.95) by Joan Grant, illus. by Neil Curtis. A cat and fish discover that friendship can be a learning experience. (3-up)

The Lost Thing ($16.95) by Shaun Tan is set in a futuristic environment. (4-8)

The Boat ($16.95) by Helen Ward, illus. by Ian Andrew. During a storm, a boy in a boat rescues a man and his menagerie of animals. (6-up)

Night Wall ($16.95) by Duncan Weller. A girl and her cousin encounter monsters in the forest. (6-up)

My Gran's Different ($16.95) by Sue Lawson, illus. by Caroline Magerl. A child learns to accept his grandmother's Alzheimer's disease. (7-up)


Zen Tails adds Bruno Dreams by Peter Whitfield, illus. by Nancy Bevington ($15.95, 6-up).


Does God Hear My Prayer? by August Gold, photos by Diane Hardy Waller, examines ways to communicate with God. (3-6)

How Does God Listen? ($8.99) by Kay Lindahl, photos by Cynthia Maloney, explains how God listens and how learning to listen is important. (3-6)


Someday Is Not a Day of The Week ($15.95) by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Kevin O'Malley. After his parents keep postponing activities until "someday," Max is happy to discover that that day is today. (4-10)

Friend on Freedom River ($16.95) by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. A boy helps a family of runaway slaves cross the Detroit River to reach freedom in Canada. (6-12)

Let Them Play ($16.95) by Margot Theis Raven, illus. by Chris Ellison. In 1955, an all-black Little League Baseball team goes to the Little League World Series when no other South Carolina team will play them. (6-12)

America's White Table ($16.95) by Margot Theis Raven, illus. by Mike Benny, celebrates the significance of a "white table," a symbol for American service members fallen, missing or held captive. (6-12)


New Alphabet titles are P Is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet by Brad Herzog, illus. by Bruce Langton; W Is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet by Pat Michaels, illus. by Melanie Rose; Z Is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet by Marie and Roland Smith, illus. by Henry Cole; and T Is for Teachers: A School Alphabet by Stephen Layne and Deborah Dover Layne, illus. by Doris Ettlinger ($16.95 each, 4-10). And Discover America State by State adds F Is for First State: A Delaware Alphabet by Carol Crane, illus. by Elizabeth Traynor; N Is for Our Nation's Capital: A Washington, D.C. Alphabet by Marie and Roland Smith, illus. by Barbara Gibson; M Is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet by William Anderson, illus. by Cheryl Harness; P Is for Peace Garden: A North Dakota Alphabet by Roxane B. Salonen, illus. by Joanna Yardley; and P Is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet by Stan and Joy Steiner, illus. by Jocelyn Stack ($17.95 each, 4-10).

SNOW TREE BOOKS (Biblio, dist.)

The Big, Blue Lump ($16.95) by Yetti Frenkel. A bug teaches farm animals that being small does not mean being helpless. (2-5)

Trudy and the Captain's Cat ($16.95) by Yetti Frenkel. A seafaring cat cons a naïve and pampered housecat out of her fish. (4-up)



SoftPlay SoftSounds Soft Cloth Books offers SoftPlay: Busy Baby: My First Words Book, Things That Go: My First Opposites Book, On the Farm: My First Colors Book and Zoo Train: My First Counting Book; Sesame Beginnings:What's That Sound? and Elmo Is So Silly!; and Fisher-Price Little People: Baby Animal Sounds and Sounds Around Town Sounds ($24.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.); and Sesame Beginnings:Let's Make Music! and Giggle with Elmo! ($19.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). SoftPlay Block Books introduces Sesame Workshop: All Day with Sesame, Sweet Sesame and Sesame Building Blocks; and SoftPlay: My Little SoftPlay Block Books and My Little SoftPlay Shape Books ($19.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). And SoftPlay Little Softy Books gains 12 SoftPlay Brand animal-shaped plush books ($15.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.).

New SoftPlay Standard Soft Cloth Books are SoftPlay: My First Busy Book, Bedtime for Bunny, My First Mother Goose Rhymes, Old MacDonald's Farm: A Counting Book and Noah's Ark: My First Bible Book; Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford Helps Out and Clifford Playtime; Disney—Winnie the Pooh: Pooh's Big Adventure: A First Words Book and Pooh Says Hello: A Manners Book ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs.); Fisher-Price Little People: Learning Colors and Learning to Count ($19.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.) and Barnyard Pals, I'm Going to School Today, Things That Go and Our Neighborhood ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs.); Sesame Workshop: Good Night Elmo, Cookie's Color Caper, Get Dressed with Elmo and Where's Elmo? A Peek-a-Boo Book ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs); and Happy Families in Elmo's World ($19.95, 6 mos.- 3 yrs.); and Veggie Tales: God Loves You: A Book About Loving & Growing ($19.95, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). And SoftPlay Felt Playset Books gains Softplay: Noah's Ark, Playhouse, Cinderella and Dinosaur Park; Sesame Workshop: Elmo Goes to School; and Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: Rescue Heroes Save the Day ($29,99 each, 3-up).


Choir Boy ($16.95) by Charlie Anders presents a bittersweet story about growing up different. (12-up)

STACEY INTERNATIONAL (Interlink Publishing Group, dist.)

A Gift of the Sands ($16.95) by Julia Johnson, illus. by Emily Styles, chronicles the adventures of a beautiful pearl that longs to be shown to the Sultan. (3-8)


Dancing Boy ($15.95) by Ron Himler. In this wordless tale, a boy leads children on a dance through town. (All ages)

Look! ($6.95) by Kyra Teis is a board book presenting shapes, colors and patterns. (1-4)

Cyril the Mandrill ($16.95) by Francesca Greco. Though the other zoo animals make fun of Cyril's colors, when winter arrives his vivid markings cheer everyone up. (4-8)

My Brother Needs a Boa ($16.95) by Anne Weston, illus. by Cheryl Nathan. A shopkeeper in a rainforest village needs a snake to catch the rat that is chasing his customers away. (4-8)

Rata Pata Scata Fata ($15.95, paper $5.95) by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Holly Meade. In the Caribbean, Junjun uses magic words to help him finish his chores. (4-8)

Lonek's Journey: The True Story of a Boy's Escape to Freedom ($13.95) by Dorit Bader Whiteman. A Polish boy escapes from persecution under Hitler and from a Siberian gulag to settle in Palestine. (10-up)

See You in Free Amsterdam: The Hidden Letters of Flip Slier ($13.95), trans. by Marion Pritchard, collects letters written during WWII by an 18-year-old Jewish boy in a Nazi labor camp in Holland. (12-up)

Board Books in English/Spanish

Los Animales de la granja/Farm Animals and Los colores de los animales/Animal Colors by Brian Wildsmith ($5.95 each, up to 4); and Backpack Baby/El bebé de la mochila and Mine!/¡Sólo mío! by Miriam Cohen ($5.95 each, 1-2).

Board Books in English/Haitian CreoleHow Many? and Where Does It Go? by Cheryl Christian; and What Happens Next?, Where's the Baby?, Where's the Kitten? and Where's the Puppy? by Christian, photos by Laura Dwight ($5.50 each, 6 mos.-4 yrs.).


The Socksnatchers by Lorna Balian ($15.95, 4-8); and The Sweet Touch by Balian ($16.95, 4-8).


Playful Puppy and Naughty Kitten ($12.95 each). Animals star in these books made from flocking material. (1-3)

Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee ($5.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam, is a board book starring noisy barnyard animals. (2-3)

10 Little Sock Monkeys ($9.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by William Winburn. Two by two, playful sock monkeys disappear. (2-4)

Knick-Knack Paddywhack ($5.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam. In this board-book tale, a father drives his son crazy by banging on a drum and other objects. (2-4)

Ready for Easter ($7.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Laura Rader. Rosie Rabbit prepares for Easter in this board book with reusable stickers. (2-4)

Rainbow Frogs ($7.95) by Melissa Tyrell, illus. by Becky Wallis. In a gray world, colorful frogs create a rainbow. (2-4)

Engine No. 5's Busy Day ($7.95) by Melissa Tyrell, illus. by Heather Stewart, is a board book revealing what an engine encounters at each station. (2-4)

Just Like Mommy! and Just Like Daddy! ($6.95 each) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Eric Brown. Children imitate parents in these board books featuring foil art. (3-5)

Old McDonald Had a Cow ($12.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Richard Brown. This book made of flocking material offers a spin on this song. (3-6)

Are You Sleepy Yet, Petey? ($12.95) by Marie Hodge, illus. by Renée Graef. A boy tries to convince his dog to take a nap. (3-7)

Gilbert the Great ($14.95) by Jane Clarke, illus. by Charles Fuge. A shark finds a new playmate after his best friend moves away. (3-7)

ABC USA ($14.95), illus. by Martin Jarrie. Folk art illustrats this alphabet book celebrating American culture and history. (3-8)

Yes, Please! No, Thank You! ($14.95) by Valerie Wheeler, illus. by Glin Dibley. Children envision things they'd enjoy doing and things they would not. (4-7)

My Closet Threw a Party ($14.95) by Robyn Parnell, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. A party springs to life in a girl's cluttered closet and messy room. (4-7)

A Blue So Blue ($14.95) by Jean-Francois Dumont. A boy searches for the perfect blue hue. (5-8)

The Kids' Family Tree Book ($14.95) by Caroline Leavitt, illus. by Ian Phillips, provides research suggestions and projects for aspiring genealogists. (8-11)

Paper, Scissors, Sculpt! ($19.95) by Ben Gonzales presents instructions for a form of paper crafting that uses scissors and scoring. (8-up)

High-Flying Paper Airplanes ($17.95) by Jacob Botermans introduces 35 paper aircraft. (12-up)


Floaties! gains Dolphin Splash by Ann Tobias, illus. by Terry Austin; Five Little Ducks, illus. by Juliet Williams; Fairy Magic by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Amy Brown; Fishy Fun by Bentley, illus. by Austin; Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Peek-A-Boo! by Judith Moffatt; and Dance, Mermaids, Dance by Tobias, illus. by Brown ($7.95 each, 2-4). Young Reader's Shakespeare adds Othello by Adam McKeown, illus. by Sterling Hundley ($14.95, 10-14). And Stories for Young People welcomes Oscar Wilde, ed. by Merlin Holland, illus. by Louise Brierley; and Mark Twain, ed. by Gregg Camfield, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($14.95 each, 12-14).


Grandma, Where Are You? and Grandpa, Will You Play with Me? ($5.95 each) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emilie Boone, are tales about Little Hippo and his grandparents. (3-6)

Scary Stories for Campfires ($5.95) by Arthur Myers and Margaret Rau, compiles ghost stories. (8-12)

Fantasy! Cartooning ($9.95) by Ben Caldwell is a guide to creating fantasy art. (10-up)



There are eight new Asterix adventures by Rene Goscinny, illus. by Albert Uderzo ($12.95 each, 10-up).


How Does Your Garden Grow? Great Gardening for Green-Fingered Kids ($24.95) by Clare Matthews rounds up 40 gardening projects. (2-10)


It's Not Magic, It's Science ($14.95) by Hope Buttitta, illus. by Tom LaBaff and Orrin Lundgen, rounds up 50 science activities. (8-up)

Cool Chemistry Concoctions ($14.95) by Joe Rhatigan and Veronika Alice Gunter, illus. by Tom LaBaff, presents 50 experiments. (8-up)


Kids' Crafts releases Crochet by Jane Davis ($19.95, 8-up). And Art for Kids introduces Cartooning by Art Roche and Drawing by Kathryn Temple ($17.95 each, 8-up).


The Girls' World Book of Friendship Crafts ($14.95) by Joanne O'Sullivan outlines projects for making gifts for friends. (8-up)

Write Now! ($6.95) by Joe Rhatigan, Rain Newcomb and Veronica Alice Gunter, illus. by Barbara Pollak, offers tips for creative writing. (10-up)



Mini Magic Color Books presents Baby Animals, Dinosaurs, My Pets and Sea Creatures by Louisa Sladen, illus. by Luana Rinaldo ($3.95 each, 1-3). Animal Snuggles adds Easter Bunny by Sally Crabtree, illus. by Sally Chambers ($8.95, 2-4). And new Magic Skeleton titles are Magic Atlas by James Harrison, illus. by Tim Hutchinson and Richard Watts; and Discover Hidden Worlds by Janet Sacks, illus. by Jan Smith and Gill Tomblin ($9.95 each, 5-7).


How To Keep Dinosaurs ($9.95) by Robert Mash is a manual for kids who are raising their first pet dinosaur. (12-up)


The Sugar Bear Story ($9.95) by Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto is a Chumash Indian tale.


Is a Worry Worrying You? ($15.95) by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz, illus. by Marie LeTourneau, addresses childhood worries. (3-8)

You Can't Milk a Dancing Cow ($15.95) by Tom Dunsmuir, illus. by Brian T. Jones, presents a barnyard tale. (3-8)


Encyclopedia of Animals ($24.95) by Genevieve Warnau. Photos illustrate this guide to 210 animals. (8-up)


Dinosaurs Galore! ($16.95) by Giles Andreae, illus. by David Wojtowycz, portrays various dinosaurs. (3-7)

Hoppity Skip Little Chick ($15.95) by Jo Brown. Little Chick can't wait to show his mother his new game. (3-7)

A Surprise for Rosie ($15.95) by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Tim Warnes. A father rabbit has a surprise for his daughter. (3-7)

The Teeny Weeny Tadpole ($15.95) by Sheridan Cain, illus. by Jack Tickle. What happens when a tadpole meets a tadpole-eating fish? (3-7)

The Very Ugly Bug ($15.95) by Liz Pichon. A bug that longs to fit in encounters a hungry bird. (3-7)

My Dog ($12.95) by Angela Joy, illus. by Nicola Slater, is a touch-and-feel story about a boy who wants a dog. (3-7)

Board Book Reprints

Storytime Board Books: The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by Sheridan Cain and The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn, both illus. by Jack Tickle ($6.95 each, 2-4).

Paperback Reprints

Night-Night, Emily! by Claire Freedman, illus. by Jane Massey; and Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway ($6.95 each, 3-7).


Thanks to the Animals ($16.95) by Allen Sockabasin, illus. by Rebekah Raye. Forest animals care for a Native American baby who falls off a sled. (2-6)

Playing War ($16.95) by Kathy Beckwith, illus. by Lea Lyon. A refugee child's experience with real war lends a new perspective to a neighborhood game. (6-10)


Clabbernappers ($17.95) by Len Bailey. In this fantasy, the King of Elidor asks a young Oklahoma cowboy to rescue the kidnapped queen. (10-up)


Dragonback adds Dragon and Slave by Timothy Zahn ($17.95, 13-up).

Paperback Reprints

The Wizard of Washington Square by Jane Yolen and Beyond the Hanging Wall by Sara Douglass ($5.99 each, 13-up).

Paperback Series Reprints

Dragonback offers Dragon and Soldier by Timothy Zahn ($5.99, 13-up). The Web reprints Gulliverzone by Stephen Baxter ($5.99, 13-up). And Magic Books presents Steel Magic by Andre Norton ($5.99, 13-up).


The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens ($19.95, paper $13.95), ed. by Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, compiles 2004's stories by various authors. (13-up)

Paperback Reprints

The Encyclopedia of Weird by Sheila De La Rosa ($4.99, 7-13); New Magics, ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden ($5.99, 13-up); and The Beginning Place by Ursula K. Le Guin ($6.99, 13-up).


The Cherry Tree Egg ($14.99) by Mark Birchall. When Weasel finds an egg, Tortoise and Mole persuade him not to eat it, but to let it hatch. (3-5)

No More Teasing! ($16.99) by Emma Chichester Clark stars the monkey cousins introduced in No More Kissing! (4-7)

Blue ($16.99) by Philippe Dupasquier. Collage art illustrates this exploration of color. (4-7)

Dolphin Boy ($14.99) by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman. Jim and the other residents of a poor fishing village return a dolphin to the sea. (5-8)


The Secret of Iguando ($8.99) by Robert Dodds features two siblings on an expedition in the Mexican jungle with their zoologist father. (9-12)


Dog Story ($16.99) by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Brita Granström. Jo wants a dog more than anything, but her parents are horrified at the idea. (4-7)

The Lonely Giraffe ($16.99) by Peter Blight, illus. by Michael Terry. Far from the action on the jungle floor, a giraffe feels left out until all the animals band together when the river overflows. (4-7)


Little Hotchpotch ($8.99) by Brian Patten, illus. by Michael Terry. A shy creature embarks on a quest for identity after seeing the reflection of his eyes in a frozen pond. (4-7)

The Nonsense Verse of Lewis Carroll ($9.99) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Lorna Hussey, is an illustrated collection of timeless verse. (7-up)

Wicked Poems ($15), ed. by Roger McGough, illus. by Neal Layton, collects original poems as well as verse by Shakespeare, Kipling, Nash and Eliot. (10-up)


The Wooden Dragon ($14.99) by Joan Aiken, illus. by Bee Willey. A wooden dragon watches over a girl when her older brother leaves home. (5-8)


Mog Time: Six Stories About Mog ($24.99) by Judith Kerr compiles tales featuring this cat. (2-4)

Oscar and Hoo Forever (16.99) by Theo, illus. by Michael Dudock de Wit, is a sequel to Oscar and Hoo. (4-8)


OWW! ($9.99) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Jonathan Langley. What happens when a piglet rolls onto a thistle? (2-4)



The White Rider: A Tom Marlowe Adventure ($8.99) by Chris Priestly. This sequel to Death and the Arrow is set in London in 1716. (12-up)


Let's Go! ($14.99) by Mary Murphy. Little Penguin uses his imagination to travel to a tropical island. (2-4)


New Farm Sound Board Books by Russell Julian are Busy Dog, Happy Cockerel, Hungry Pig and Lost Calf ($8.99 each, 2-3). And joining Mr. Wolf Mini Pop-Ups are What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? and Mr. Wolf's Week ($8.99 each, 2-4).


Can I Play? ($8.99) by Janet Thomas, illus. by Alison Bartlett, reveals the ups and downs of playground relationships. (3-5)



Fish Go Woof ($9.99) by Miranda Maxwell-Hyslop. Readers mix and match animals and their noises in this split-page book. (2-5)

Brothers and Sisters ($8.99) by Rob Lewis. Though they annoy each other, brothers and sisters can also be best friends. (3-6)

Frog Princess ($8.99) by Jan Ormerod, illus. by Emma Damon, retells this classic story. (4-7)


Floppy Ears ($13.99) by Ruth Louise Symes, illus. by Tony Kenyon, offers a tale about two rabbit siblings. (3-5)

The Nightspinners ($14.99) by Kate Petty, illus. by Mary Claire Smith. Tiny spiders weave a web of silk to help a weaver create dresses for a heartless queen. (5-8)


Adventures of Cow ($14.95) by Cow, as told to Lori Korchek, photos by Marshall Taylor. A miniature cow journeys through a land filled with pigs, cats and frogs. (3-6)

Winchell Cuts the Cheese ($14.95) by Peter van Dijk, illus. by Taylor Lee. Is Winchell the pig responsible for the unpleasant odor wafting through the barnyard? (3-6).

Doorknob the Rabbit and the Carnival of Bugs ($14.95) by SerWacki. A blue rabbit tries to get rid of 6,000 bugs that have invaded his home. (4-7)

Finklehopper Frog Cheers ($14.95) by Irene Livingston, illus. by Brian Lies. Finklehopper stands his ground against bullies and helps a pal overcome her fears of competing in a race. (4-7)

My Secret Bully ($15.95) by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Abigail Marble. Monica's mother helps her regain confidence after a friend humiliates her. (5-8)


Petit Connoisseur adds Fashion by Karen Salmansohn, illus. by Brian Stauffer ($6.95, 1-3). And Edgar & Ellen are back in Pet's Revenge by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($12.95, 9-up).

Paperback Series

The Slinky Malinki series debuts with Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd ($6.95, 2-5). And Dodd's Hairy Maclary returns in Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack ($6.95, 2-5).

Paperback Reprints

The Noisy Airplane Ride by Mike Downs, illus. by Dave Gordon ($6.95, 4-8); and The Young Adventurer's Guide to Everest: From Avalanche to Zopkio by Jonathan Chester ($7.95, 8-11).


The Book of ZZZ's ($15.95) by Arlene Alda captures the peace and magic of dreams. (2-5)

Over Under ($15.95) by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Tom Slaughter. Cut-paper art illustrates this introduction to opposites. (2-5)

Wanda and the Wild Hair ($15.95) by Barbara Azore, illus. by Georgia Graham. Though Wanda loves her wild hair, it drives the adults in her life to distraction. (3-6)

Brave Jack and the Unicorn ($15.95) by Janet McNaughton, illus. by Susan Tooke. A boy saves a princess in this tale of good and evil. (5-8)


Flower ($8.95) by Irene Watts. In this story about the meaning of family, an orphan from the past tries to help a girl who is searching for answers. (9-up)

She Dared: Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades ($8.95) by Ed Butts, illus. by Heather Collins, profiles 12 women who dared to defy convention and who left their marks on history. (10-14)

The Big Night Out ($15.95) by Jeanne Beker, illus. by Nathalie Dion, is a guide for planning and pulling off special occasions. (10-up)

Season of Rage: Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Human Rights ($9.95) by John Cooper explains how in 1954 civil rights activists fought to change racist laws in Ontario. (10-up)

Claire by Moonlight ($9.95) by Lynne Kositsky is a novel centering on an Acadian girl in 1755. (12-up)

A Home for Foundlings ($12.95) by Marthe Jocelyn traces the story of the first London orphanage. (12-up)

Paperback Reprints

Heartland by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, illus. by Yvette Moore ($9.95, all ages); and Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale by Gena Gorrell ($11.95, 10-up).


Do Mice Eat Rice? ($12.95) by Al Wight, illus. by Roger Clarke, explores foods and animals. (All ages)

Fun with Asian Food ($15.95) by Devagi Sanmugam, illus. by Marijke den Ouden, serves up 14 recipes. (All ages)

An Illustrated History of Japan ($19.95) by Shigeo Nishimura chronicles important events in Japanese history. (All ages)

Long-Long's New Year ($16.95) by Catherine Gower, illus. by He Zhihong. A Chinese boy and his grandfather travel to the city to buy food and decorations for the New Year. (All ages)

Taekwondo for Kids ($11.95) by Y.H. Park is a guide by a former coach of the U.S. Olympic Taekwondo team. (All ages)

The Deer and the Woodcutter: A Korean Folktale ($15.95) by Kim So-un, illus. by Jeong Kyoung-Sim, retells this story about why the rooster crows. (All ages)


Children's Favorite Stories adds Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories by Joan Suyenaga and Salim Martowiredijo ($16.95, all ages).

tuttle/milet Series

Chameleon stars in Chameleon Races and Chameleon Swims by Laura Hambleton ($7.95 each, dual language editions $8.95 each, up to 4).

Paperback Series

Bella Balistica returns in Bella Balistica and the Indian Summer by Adam Guillain ($9.95, 8-11).



Word Play/Juego con palabras introduces Let's Get to Work!/¡Vamos a trabajar! and Let's Go!/¡Vamos a viajar! ($6.95 each, 2-5). And The Little Book of... adds Dinosaurs by Cherie Winner and Space by Sara Hoffman ($9.95 each, 4-7).


Paperback Reprints

Parables for Kids by Danae Dobson and James Dobson, illus. by Carolyn Ewing ($12.99, 5-10); and Just Like Ice Cream by Lissa Halls Johnson ($7.99, 12-15).


Little Blessings: Blessings Come in Shapes and Many-Colored Blessings ($6.99 each) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Elena Kucharik, are concept board books. (up to 5)

Sweet Dreams and Blessings to Go ($8.99 each) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus by Patricia Jennings are lift-the-flap board books about God's love. (up to 5)

My Happy Heart and My Thankful Heart ($8.99 each) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Patricia Jennings, are board books focusing on love and thankfulness. (up to 5)

Before I Dream Bedtime Storybook with CD ($14.99) by Karyn Henley, illus. by Taia Morley, repackages this collection of 50 biblical stories with a CD of songs. (3-8)


Left Behind: The Young Trib Force presents Deceived and Protected by Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye and Chris Fabry ($14.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Red Rock Mysteries debuts with Haunted Waters, Stolen Secrets, Missing Pieces and Wild Rescue by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry ($5.99 each, 8-12).



Big Jinny: The Story of a Grizzly Bear ($15) by Frank B. Linderman, illus. by Elizabeth Lochrie, recounts a grizzly cub's adventure through the wilds of western America. (9-up)



Grandmother Stories issues Rabbit and the Wolves by Deborah Duvall, illus. by Murv Jacob ($15.95, all ages).


Horse of Seven Moons ($14.95) by Karen Tascheck. Unbeknownst to each other, a 16-year-old Apache and a 14-year-old white girl share a horse. (12-up)

URJ PRESS (212-650-4120)

The Purim Costume ($13.95) by Peninnah Schram, illus. by Tammy Keiser, tells the Persian story of Purim through the eyes of a contemporary American girl. (5-8)

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER (Univ. Press of New England, dist.)

Paperback Series Reprint

Folklife Center Children's Book Series reprints Daisy and the Doll by Michael and Angela Shelf Medearis, illus. by Larry Johnson ($7.95, 6-10).

VIKINGSeen Art? ($16.99) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith, offers a guide to New York City's Museum of Modern Art. (All ages)

Froggy's Sleepover ($15.99) by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. What happens on Froggy's first sleepover? (2-up)

Llama, Llama, Red Pajama ($15.99) by Anna Dewdney. Baby Llama turns bedtime into a llama drama. (2-up)

Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten ($15.99) by Nancy Carlson. Henry and his classmates anticipate the 100th day of school. (3-up)

Honk-Honk-Ashoo & Swella-Bow-Wow ($14.99) by Ralph Cosentino. After taking in a little dog, Honk-Honk-Ashoo discovers the rewards of a life shared. (3-up)

Belinda in Paris ($15.99) by Amy Young. Belinda the ballerina causes a buzz when she lands in Paris. (3-up)

Cool Time Song ($15.99) by Carole Lexa Schaeffer, illus. by Pierr Morgan. When the sun sets, a song is heard on the savanna. (3-up)

Good Morning, Digger ($15.99) by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Melanie Hope Greenberg. A boy watches as a construction crew transforms a vacant lot into a new neighborhood center. (3-up)

The Dancing Tiger ($15.99) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. A tiger who only appears when the moon is full dances through the seasons. (3-up)

Firefighters to the Rescue! ($15.99) by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Rich Davis, focuses on the lives of firefighters. (3-up)

Silly Chicken ($15.99) by Rukhsana Khan, illus. by Yunmee Kyong. Raini thinks her mother loves their chicken more than she loves her. (4-up)

My Best Friend ($15.99) by Mary Ann Rodman, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Lily picks Tamika to be her best friend, but Tamika already has a best friend. (4-up)

There's a Dolphin in the Grand Canal! ($15.99) by John Bemelmans Marciano. Luca is bored on vacation in Venice—until he spots a dolphin. (4-up)

Clementine in the City ($15.99) by Jessie Hartland. Clementine arrives in the city to join the circus. (4-up)

My Pony Jack ($13.99) by Cari Meister, illus. by Amy Young, reveals that caring for a pony is fun, but it's a lot of work. (4-up)

Cork & Fuzz ($13.99) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue, describes the antics of a muskrat and a possum. (5-up)

Only Emma ($14.99) by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper. An only child isn't pleased when a four-year-old moves in temporarily. (7-up)

D Is for Dahl ($15.99) by Wendy Cooling, illus. by Quentin Blake, compiles facts and trivia about Roald Dahl and his novels' characters. (8-up)

Gentle's Holler ($15.99) by Kerry Madden. One of nine siblings, Livy Two is the self-appointed guardian of her little sister. (9-up)

A Friend Called Anne ($15.99) by Jacqueline van Maarsen, retold by Carol Ann Lee. Anne Frank's best friend tells of their friendship and her own experiences in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (9-up)

Catch a Tiger by the Toe ($15.99) by Ellen Levine. In 1953, Jamie's father is a member of the Communist Party. (10-up)

Broken Song ($15.99) by Kathryn Lasky. Since life in Russia in 1897 is very hard for Jews, Reuven wants to escape with his baby sister. (11-up)

Understanding the Holy Land ($17.99) by Mitch Frank is a Q&A guide to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (11-up)

Guys Write for Guys Read ($16.99, paper $10.99), compiled by Jon Scieszka. Authors popular with boys, including Brian Jacques, Matt Groening and Stephen King, here write about being boys. (11-up)

Prom ($16.99) by Laurie Halse Anderson. Ashley's best friend ropes her into helping to organize the prom. (12-up)

Caught in the Act ($16.99) by Peter Moore. Ethan realizes that Lydia will do anything to keep the boy of her dreams: him. (12-up)

Singer ($16.99) by Jean Thesman is a novel based on the Irish folktale "Children of Lir." (12-up)

Black and White ($15.99) by Paul Volponi tells of two good boys who make a bad mistake and confront the realities of the urban criminal justice system. (12-up)

The Dragon Throne ($16.99) by Michael Cadnum. Two knights escort two young women on a perilous pilgrimage to Rome. (12-up)

Grace Happens ($15.99) by Jan Czech. Grace's movie star mother announces they are spending the summer on Martha's Vineyard, an island that holds the secret to their family history. (12-up)


Corduroy returns in Corduroy Goes to the Library: Lift-the-Flap Book, based on the character by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($11.99, 2-up). Bones continues with Bones and the Cupcake Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($13.99, 5-up). Horrible Harry is back in Horrible Harry and the Goog by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($13.99, 7-up). Hank the Cowdog stars in The Case of the Falling Sky and The Case of the Tricky Trap by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald Holmes ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-up). And Winning Season adds Fast Company and Double Fake by Rich Wallace ($14.99 each, 9-up).

WALKERPapa Pride ($15.95) by Kathy Mallat. This tale of a father wolf and his pups celebrates the father-son bond. (2-6)

Little Shark ($15.95) by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Megan Halsey, rounds up facts about sharks. (3-7)

Girl vs. Wave ($16.95) by Scott Bass, illus. by Julie Collins. Ruby won't let a little wave wipe out her surfing dreams. (4-8)

Red, White, and Blue Goodbye ($16.95) by Sarah Wones Tomp, illus. by Ann Barrow. When it comes time for a father to ship out, saying goodbye is difficult. (4-8)

Mahjong All Day Long ($16.95) by Ginnie Lo, illus. by Beth Lo, centers on a family that plays mahjong morning, noon and night. (4-8)

The Great Cake Bake ($16.95) by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Matt Collins. Donna Rae makes a patriotic cake for the Fourth of July baking competition. (5-8)

Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery ($16.95) by Kevin O'Malley, illus. by Patrick O'Brien, features dinosaurs in outer space. (5-up)

Sled Dogs Run ($16.95) by Jonathan London, illus. by Jon Van Zyle, describes a girl's first dogsled run. (6-9)

Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude ($16.95) by Kevin O'Malley, illus. by O'Malley, Carol Heyer and Scott Goto. A boy and girl relate a fairy tale to the class in their individual styles. (6-10)

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King ($16.95) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Eric Velasquez, recounts the highlights of this performer's life. (6-10)

Let It Begin Here! Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution ($16.95) by Dennis Brindell Fradin, illus. by Larry Day, chronicles these pivotal battles. (7-11)

I Am Sacajawea, I Am York: Our Journey West with Lewis and Clark ($16.95) by Claire Rudolf Murphy, illus. by Higgins Bond, tells the story of this expedition from the perspectives of two members. (7-12)

Blood Red Horse ($16.95) by K.M. Grant. This adventure launches the de Granville Trilogy. (10-up)

Shelf Life ($16.95) by Robert Corbet is a novel about teens working in a supermarket. (12-up)

The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Karen Gravelle, illus. by Helen Flook, is a guide for beginning drivers. (15-18)

Paperback Reprints

A Polar Bear Journey by Debbie Miller, illus. by John Van Zyle; The Great Ships by Patrick O'Brien ($7.95, 6-10); and Fifteen Love by Robert Corbet ($6.95, 12-up).


Peter Rabbit: A Lift-the-Flap Rebus Story Book ($7.99), inspired by Beatrix Potter, is a board book presenting a rebus tale with flaps. (3-up) Series

Seedlings, inspired by Beatrix Potter, offers Meet Peter Rabbit's Friends, Who Lives Here, Peter Rabbit?, Peter Rabbit's Five Fluffy Bunnies and Peter Rabbit's I Love My Mommy ($6.99 each, 1-up); Peter Rabbit's Springtime ($4.99, 1-up); Where Are You Peter Rabbit? ($6.99, 2-up); Peter Rabbit's My First Board Book ($4.99, 2-up); and Peter Rabbit and His Friends: A Block Puzzle and Board Book Set ($10.99, 3-up). And Flower Fairies Friends, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker, welcomes How to Be a Flower Fairy ($9.99, 3-up); Buttercup Goes to the Ball: Book, Bag and Necklace, How Zinnia Got Her Name: Book, Bag and Necklace and Home Sweet Home: A Little Book of Fairy Dwellings ($5.99 each, 3-up); and Blackthorn's Changing Seasons and Rose Plays Hide and Seek ($4.99 each, 3-up).

Paperback Series

Flower Fairies Friends, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker, star in Flower Fairies Paper Dolls ($6.99, 3-up); Flower Fairies Sparkly Sticker Book ($5.99, 3-up); and Sweet Pea's Garden Craft Book ($7.99, 3-up).


Don't Tell That to Beasley ($9.99) by Tara McClary Reeves and Christa McClary McElveen, illus. by Justin Gerard. This tale starring a buffalo celebrates uniqueness. (3-8)

Guido's Gondola ($9.99) by Renee Riva, illus. by Steve Björkman. A young rat learns a lesson when he trades in his gondola for a series of faster boats. (3-8)

Izzy the Lizzy ($9.99) by Renee Riva, illus. by Steve Björkman, is a tale about a hungry lizard and spider and the wise bee who is not interested in becoming their lunch. (3-8)


Praise Baby Board Books, illus. by Katherine Stratton, offers God of Wonders by Marc Byrd and Steve Hindalong, I Could Sing of Your Love Forever by Martin Smith, God Is Love by E.S. Lorenz and Joyful, Joyful by Henry van Dyke ($6.99 each, up to 2).

Paperback Series

Hyperlinkz: The Incredible Adventures of the World Wide Websters continues with Hack Attack and Road Blog by Robert Elmer ($5.99, 12-up).



Dangles and Bangles: 25 Funky Accessories to Make and Wear ($9.95) by Sherri Haab and Michelle Haab, illus. by Barbara Pollack, offers instructions for making such items as belts, jewelry and purses. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Xtreme Art adds Draw Manga Monsters! by Christopher Hart ($6.95, 8-up). Kids Draw gains Manga Shoujo by Hart ($10.95, 8-up). Joining The Crafty Diva is The Crafty Diva's Lifestyle Makeover ($12.95, 10-up). And Cool Chix continues with Style Trix for Cool Chix by Leanne Warrick ($9.95, 10-up).


Paperback Series

Watts Library—Biomes and Habitats introduces The Chaparral: Life on the Scrubby Coast, Coral Reefs: Life Below the Sea and Marine Habitats: Life in Saltwater by Salvatore Tocci; and Freshwater Habitats: Life in Freshwater Ecosystems by Laurie Toupin ($8.95 each, 10-12. Watts Library—U.S. Government & Military offers Congress and The Electoral College by Suzanne LeVert and The Presidency and The Supreme Court by Brendan January ($8.95 each, 10-12). Inventions That Shaped the World presents The Airplane by Nancy Robinson Masters, Currency by Patricia Kummer, Motion Pictures by Robyn Conley and The Telescope by Tamra Orr ($9.95 each, 10-13). Life Balance issues Date Violence and Schizophrenia by Elaine Landau, Death and Dying by Carol Antoinette Peacock, Emotional Intelligence by Linda Wasmer Andrews, Healthy Sexuality by Kristen Kemp and Keeping a Journal by Trudi Strain Trueit ($6.95 each, 10-13). And People of the Ancient World welcomes The Ancient Chinese and Ancient Mesopotamia by Virginia Schomp, The Ancient Egyptians by Lila Perl, The Ancient Greeks and The Ancient Romans by Allison Lassieur and The Ancient Inca by Patricia Calvert ($9.95 each, 11-13).


Paperback Series

Mustang Mountain continues with Swift Horse by Sharon Siamon ($6.95, 8-12). World Religions adds Hinduism by Ranchor Prime, Buddhism by Mel Thompson, Islam by Jan Thompson, Judaism by Ian Graham, Christianity by Alan Brown and Sikhism by Joy Barrow ($12.95 each, 8-14). And Skater Stuntboys by Pam Withers joins Take It to the Extreme ($6.95, 12-16).



Divided Loyalties: A Revolutionary War Fifer's Story ($7.95) by Phyllis Hall Haislip. Teddy, whose father is a patriot and mother is a loyalist, joins the fife and drum corps during the American Revolution. (9-13)


This Is the Matzah ($15.95) by Abby Levine, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye. Max and his family prepare for Passover. (3-7)

Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip ($15.95) by Denia Lewis Hester, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic. The entire family helps pull a giant turnip out of the ground. (3-8)

Megan's Birthday Tree: A Story About Open Adoption ($15.95) by Laurie Lears, illus. by Bill Farnsworth. Megan, who is adopted, has a special relationship with her birth mother. (4-8)

My Mom's Having a Baby! ($15.95) by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Carol Thompson. While her mother is pregnant, Elizabeth learns about the baby's development. (4-8)

Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story About Asthma ($15.95) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Jayoung Cho. Brianna learns how to manage her asthma. (5-8)

Mr. Tanen's Ties Rule! ($15.95) by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. On Career Day, a visitor arrives to evaluate the school for a special award. (5-8)

Police Cat ($15.95) by Enid Hinkes, illus. by Wendy Rasmussen. When the unofficial police cat saves a family from a burning building, will he finally get the respect he deserves? (5-8)

Hamster Camp: How Harry Got Fit ($15.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Nancy Cote. At camp, Harry learns to live a healthier lifestyle. (5-9)

Nathan's Wish: A Story About Cerebral Palsy ($15.95) by Laurie Lears, illus. by Stacey Schuett. A boy with cerebral palsy discovers he can do many things. (6-9)

Tails of Spring Break ($15.95) by Anne Warren Smith. Katie starts a pet-sitting business. (7-10)

Alexandra Hopewell, Labor Coach ($15.95) by Dore Hillestad Butler. A fifth grader wants to be her mother's labor coach. (8-11)

Deadly Drive ($15.95) by David Patneaude. Casey discovers who killed her mother in a hit-and-run accident years earlier. (11-14)


The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Ghost of the Chattering Bones and The Sword of the Silver Knight, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.95 each, paper $4.50, 7-12).

Paperback Reprints

New Prairie titles are Eaglet's World by Evelyn Minshull, illus. by Andrea Gabriel ($6.95, 4-8); Wanda's Monster by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Nancy Hayashi ($6.95, 5-8); No Bad News by Kenneth Cole, photos by John Ruebartsch ($7.95, 7-11); Daisy and the Girl Scouts: The Story of Juliette Gordon Low by Fern Brown, illus. by Marie DeJohn ($7.95, 8-11); and Trading Places with Tank Talbott by Dori Hillestad Butler ($6.95, 8-11).


Paperback Series

Star Sisterz debuts with Nova Rocks by Tea Emesse and Carmen Dives In by Linda Johns ($5.99 each, 8-up).


The Best Worst Brother ($14.95) by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Charlotte Fremaux. Emma is impatient for her brother, who has Down's syndrome, to begin to talk. (4-8)


The Sibling Slam Book ($15.95), ed. by Donald Meyer. Teens share their thoughts and feelings about their siblings with disabilities. (12-up)


Belly Button Book! ($6.95) by Sandra Boynton features a navel-shaped, die-cut cover. (up to 4)

My Grandpa's Briefcase ($16.95) by P.H. Hanson is a companion to My Granny's Purse. (3-up)

Series Reissues

Magic Charm Books reissues The Cat Next Door and The Good Luck Pony by Elizabeth Koda-Callan ($9.95 each, 4-9).

Paperback Series Reissues

BrainQuest by Chris Welles Feder reissues 13 titles ($10.95 each, 2-3 to 12-13).


The First Easter ($3.99) by Jesslyn DeBoer retells the story of Easter. (up to 4)

Jesus Is Coming ($3.99) by Jesslyn DeBoer describes Jesus' ride into Jerusalem. (up to 4)

My Day with Jesus ($3.99) by Alice Joyce Davidson. A donkey tells of being chosen to carry Jesus into Jerusalem. (up to 4)

My Good Shepherd ($3.99) by Alice Joyce Davidson. A lamb loses his way when he wanders away from his shepherd. (up to 4)

Easter, Easter Almost Here ($6.99) by Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. by Ana Martin Larranaga, describes the events of Palm Sunday. (up to 4)

Counting Baby's Blessings ($6.99) by Melody Carlson offers 40 poems. (up to 6)

Bob and Larry's Silly Slides ($6.99) by Cindy Kenney. Bob and Larry create slides of their Veggie friends. (up to 6)

The Giant Surprise ($16.99) by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Tudor Humphries, is a tale based on the characters from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. (3-7)

Dear God, It's Me ($14.99) by Sue Buchanan and Lynn Hodges, illus. by John Bendall Brunello, includes a CD featuring this song. (4-8)

What Is the Color of Love? ($14.99) by Nan Gurley, illus. by Bill Farnsworth. Emma's grandmother makes her a coat to wrap her in the colors of love. (4-8)

A Knight to Remember ($9.99) by Cindy Kenney and Doug Peterson. Veggie character Princess Petunia falls in love with a silly duke. (4-8)

Molly & the Good Shepherd ($12.99) by Chris Auer, illus. by Amy Wummer. At the museum, Molly admires a painting of the Good Shepherd. (4-8)

The Legend of the Sand Dollar ($15.99) by Chris Auer, illus. by Rick Johnson. Kerry and a new friend find a sand dollar. (4-8)

The Mess Detectives: The Couch Potato Caper ($6.99) by Doug Peterson. The Mess Detectives rescue Laura after she is captured by couch potatoes. (4-8)

Paperback Series

Big Idea Books/Veggie Town Values debuts with The Spoon in the Stone, Frog Wars, Field of Beans and Lost in Place by Doug Peterson ($3.99 each, 4-8). 2:52 Soul Gear adds Big Bad Bible Giants by Ed Strauss, illus. by Anthony Carpenter ($7.99, 8-12); and four Mysteries of the Eckert House by Chris Auer ($4.99 each, 8-12). Spirit of the Games concludes with Cody's Varsity Rush and Three Point Play by Todd Hafer ($4.99 each, 8-12). Faithgirlz! continues with four titles by Nancy Rue ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Keystone Stables issues Trouble Times Two and Teamwork at Camp Tioga by Marsha Hubler ($4.99 each, 10-up).n