Piglet and Mama ($14.95) by Margaret Wild, illus. by Stephen Michael King. Piglet asks the other barnyard animals to help her find her mama. (3-6)

Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early ($14.95) by Erica Perl, illus. by George Bates. Farm animals resist bedtime in this book with clocks embedded in the pages. (3-6)

Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! ($15.95) by Susan Meyers, illus. by David Walker, is a rhyming celebration of puppies. (3-6)

Happy Bees ($15.95) by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Carey Armstrong-Ellis. This tale about bees includes a CD of songs. (3-6)

ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City ($14.95) by Joanne Dugan. Photos illustrate this alphabet book. (3-6)

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl ($17.95) by Tonya Bolden. Based on an unpublished memoir, this is the story of a free black girl growing up in New York City in the mid-1800s. (5-9)

Pteranodon: The Life of a Pterosaur ($14.95) by Ruth Ashby, illus. by Phil Wilson, tells of a young Pteranodon living more than 100 million years ago. (5-9)

Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light ($17.95) by Robert Burleigh. Published in association with the Art Institute of Chicago, this picture book introduces the life and work of this artist. (5-9)

Dad and Me: A Special Book for You and Your Dad to Fill in Together and Share with Each Other ($16.95) by Diane Barbara and Serge Bloch provides space to record experiences and family history. (5-10)

Birds ($18.95) by Philippe Dubois and Valérie Guidoux, photos by Gilles Martin, focuses on the world of birds and advocates wildlife conservation. (8-12)

Apple for the Teacher: 30 Songs for Singing While You Work ($24.95), collected by Jane Yolen, music by Adam Stemple. Folk art illustrates this book of songs celebrating the American work ethic. (10-up)


Hello Kitty returns in Hello Kitty, What Will I Be A to Z?and Hello Kitty, Hello Shapes! ($6.95 each, up to 5); Hello Kitty: A Surprise for Mamaand Hello Kitty: A Day with Papa ($12.95 each, 3-6), all illus. by Higashi Glaser Design; and Hello Kitty, Hello Artist! Painting Kit ($12.95, 4-8). And Ruby Gloom adds Ruby Gloom's Guide to Friendship by Mighty Fine ($12.95, 10-14).


Babar's Busy Year and Babar the Magician by Laurent de Brunhoff ($9.95 each, 3-6).


The Hunter's Moon: The Chronicles of Faerie ($16.95) by O.R. Melling. An American teen must save her cousin from the world of mystical faeries in modern-day Ireland. (10-15)

The Last Universe ($16.95) by William Sleator. A girl uses a mysterious garden to try to save her terminally ill brother. (12-16)

Rhymes with Witches ($16.95) by Lauren Myracle examines high-school girl politics. (14-up)


Sunscreen offers Don't Be Shy: How to Fit in, Make Friends, and Have Fun—Even If You Weren't Born Outgoing by Claude Clément with Melissa Daly; and Dealing with Mom: How to Understand Your Changing Relationship by Laurence Gillot and Veronique Sibiril ($9.95, 10-14).


Truck Dogs by Graeme Base ($7.95, 8-12); The Boy Who Couldn't Die by William Sleator ($6.95, 12-16); and ttyl by Lauren Myracle ($6.95, 13-17).

ACTION PUBLISHING (323-478-1667)

Margaret ($12.95) by Jeremy Dublow. A free-spirited girl creates her own world. (3-up)

ALLEN & UNWIN (IPG, dist.)

Animal Architects ($15.95) by John Nicholson examines animal habitats and the creatures that build them. (8-up)


Do-Wrong Ron ($6.95) by Steven Herrick is a free-verse novel featuring an accident-prone boy, a guinea pig and a lonely girl. (7-11)


Tashi returns in Tashi Lost in the City by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gramble ($5.95, 5-up).


Gordon's Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan, illus. by Wayne Harris ($7.95, 3-7).

ANNICK PRESS (Firefly, dist.)

Me and My Sister ($19.95, paper $5.95) by Ruth Ohi illuminates the ups and downs of having a sibling. (2-4)

Roger Gets Carried Away ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Barbara Todd, illus. by Rogé. Roger, in the guise of Captain Kaboodle, discovers that he needs to wear his new glasses in order to save the day. (4-7)

38 Ways to Entertain Your Parents on Summer Vacation ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Dette Hunter, illus. by Kitty Macauley, rounds up crafts, games, recipes and activities for families. (4-9)

Pigs Aren't Dirty, Bears Aren't Slow: AndOther Truths About Misunderstood Animals ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Joanna Boutilier, illus. by Ben Hodson, presents facts about 10 species. (7-9)

Switched On, Flushed Down, Tossed Out: Investigating the Hidden Workings of Your Home ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Stephen MacEachern, examines household technology. (8-10)

Torrie and the Pirate Queen ($18.95, paper $7.95) by K.V. Johansen, illus. by Christine Delezenne. Anna and a group of retired pirates embark on a sea journey to rescue her father. (9-11)

Battle Stations! Fortifications Through the Ages ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Stephen Shapiro, illus. by Mei Tsao and Ken Nice, reveals strongholds and defense strategies. (9-up)

Gracie and the Emperor ($18.95, paper $7.95) by Errol Broome. A girl's life on St. Helena changes dramatically when Napoleon Bonaparte is brought to the island as prisoner. (10-14)

Evil Masters: The Frightening World of Tyrants ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Laura Scandiffio spotlights some of history's evil rulers. (12-up)

Resurrection Blues ($19.95, paper $8.95) by Mike Tanner centers on a boy who leaves school to play guitar in a rock-and-roll band. (15-up)


The Frog and His Friends Save Mankind/La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad ($14.95) by Victor Villaseñor, trans. by Edna Ochoa, illus. by José Ramírez, offers a bilingual fable about the relationship between humans and animals. (3-7)

Benjamin and the Word/Benjamin y la palabra ($14.95) by Daniel Olivas, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Don Dyen, centers on an act of bigotry that occurs on a playground. (3-7)

I Am René, the Boy/Yo soy René, el niño ($14.95) by René Colato Láinez, illus. by Fabiola Graullera. A boy tries to find out the meaning of his name. (3-7)


The Golden Flower by Nina Jaffe, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez ($14.95, 4-8).


The Trouble with Tessa ($9.95) by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman. A girl uses her imagination to make her life more interesting. (8-12)

The Making of a Civil Rights Leader: José Angel Gutiérrez ($9.95) by José Angel Gutiérrez is a memoir by this leader in the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. (11-up)

Fitting In ($9.95) by Anilú Bernardo is a short story collection introducing young women whose lives bridge two cultures. (11-up)


Jesus, the Word ($16.99) by Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, illus. by Shelly Hebenberger, sets out to show how God has created and redeemed all life through Jesus. (4-8)

Five-Minute Bible Stories ($17.99) by Lois Rock, illus. by Richard Johnson, shares five biblical tales. (4-8)


God Made Creepy Crawlies ($9.99) by Sally Anne Conan, illus. by Becky Radtke, examines the unique characteristics of a variety of animals. (4-8)


Under One Flag ($16.95) by Liz Parkhurst with Pam Strickland, illus. by Tom Clifton, is a story based on the detention of American citizens of Japanese ancestry in prison camps during WWII. (8-12)

Mama Learns to Drive ($17.95) by Donald Davis. A mother learns to drive as her anxious children ride in the back seat. (10-18)


The Adventures of High John the Conqueror by Steve Sanfield ($11.95, 8-up).



Fat Cat, retold by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Julie Paschkis ($7.95, 4-7); and The Cross in the Egg by Shirley Taylor, illus. by Wendell Hall ($7.95, 4-9).


Little Jordan Ray's Muddy Spud ($19.95) by Gris Grimly. A boy finds himself on a hero's journey when he embarks on an errand to barter his family's last spud. (8-up)



Kid's Container Gardening: Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out ($14.95) by Cindy Krezel, photos by Bruce Curtis, is a guide for aspiring gardeners. (6-12)


Welcome to the World: A Celebration of Birth and Babies from Many Cultures ($18.99), compiled by Nikki Siegen-Smith, is an anthology of poems and pictures celebrating newborns. (All ages)

A Hen, a Chick and a String Guitar ($17.99) by Margaret Read McDonald, illus. by Sophie Fatus, is a counting book introducing animals and their babies. (up to 7)

Daisy Gets Dressed: A Book About Patterns ($15.99) by Clare Beaton. As a girl gets dressed, readers are introduced to patterns, colors and types of clothing. (up to 7)

My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme ($16.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Christopher Corr, takes a counting trip through different countries. (up to 7)

Swing High, Swing Low: A Day of Opposites ($16.99) by Fiona Coward, illus. by Giovanni Manna, reveals opposites. (up to 7)

We're Sailing to Galapagos: A Week in the Pacific ($16.99) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Grazia Restelli, focuses on these islands and their animal residents. (up to 7)

Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya ($16.99) by Richard and Mary Chamberlin, illus. by Julia Cairns, offers a story about the benefits of sharing. (3-7)

The Wild Swans ($17.99) by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Naomi Lewis, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, presents this classic. (5-8)


An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli; One, Two, Skip a Few by Roberta Arenson; Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Clare Beaton; and Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg, illus. by Debbie Harter ($6.99 each, up to 7); We All Go Traveling By by Sheena Roberts, illus. by Siobhan Bell ($9.99, up to 7); El loro Tico Tango by Anna Witte ($9.99, 4-8); A Calendar of Festivals by Cherry Gilchrist, illus. by Helen Cann ($12.99, 5-10); Stories from the Silk Road by Gilchrist, illus. by Nilesh Mistry ($12.99, 8-10); and Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale by Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez; and A Forest of Stories: Magical Tree Tales from Around the World by Rina Singh, illus. by Helen Cann ($12.99 each, 8-up).


Bedtime for Baby ($6.95), illus. by Olivia Lyly. Featuring padded plastic pages, this tale of a baby's day includes a miniature teddy bear. (up to 3)

Peek-A-Boo ($7.95), illus. by Francesca Ferri, is a lift-the-flap book centering on animals. (1-3)

Choo! Choo! ($5.95) by Janet Allison Brown, illus. by Janie Pirie, reveals animals on a train ride. (1-4)

My House ($16.95) by Paolo Fiorentini is a padded cloth book that unfolds into a puppy's house. (2-5)

There's Always One! ($12.95) by John Prater. A rabbit and his family spend a day at the beach. (3-6)

Snog the Frog ($12.95) by Tony Bonning, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw, introduces a frog that longs to be transformed into a prince. (3-6)

That's My Hat and These Are My Feet ($8.95 each) by Lucy Richards. Split pages enable readers to mix and match pictures of kids wearing various costumes; and footwear. (3-7)

Street Safety Hints ($10.95) by Giovanni Caviezel. A boy discusses street safety. (3-7)

A Tale of Two Goats ($12.95) by Tom Barber, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw, tells of two farmers and their goats. (4-7)

Badly Drawn Dog ($14.95) by Emma Dodson. A dog discovers the grass isn't always greener on the other side. (4-7)

Is It Because? ($9.95) by Tony Ross is a story about bullying. (4-7)Life in the Prehistoric Age ($8.95) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Christina Mesturini. Die-cut pages reveal prehistoric people and animals. (4-8)

My World of Sea Creatures ($12.95) by Roberta Butler is a boxed set of five volumes introducing sea animals. (5-8)

Little Box of Pirate Treasures ($16.95) by Sue Unstead offers a miniature chest with pirate paraphernalia and a journal. (8-up)


Feels Real Books issues Cuddly Puppies, Furry Kittens, Little Poniesand On the Farm by Christiane Guuzi ($4.95 each, 1-4). On the Farm releases Baa!, Moo!, Neigh!and Oink!, illus. by Karen Lammie ($4.95 each, 1-4). And Playful Puppet Books presents Flora the Frog, Flutter the Bird, Lily the Kittenand Mortimer the Mouse by Philippe Dubarle-Bossy, illus. by Luana Rinaldo ($6.95 each, 1-4).


Well Done! ($3.95) by Richard Morgan encourages toddlers to do things for themselves. (2-5)

Baa for Beginners ($5.95) by Deborah Fajerman imagines what sheep are telling each other when they say "baa." (3-6)

Goosie's Good Idea ($6.95) by Peta Coplans. Goosie sells her newly harvested turnips at market. (4-7)

Barron's First Thesaurus ($12.95), compiled by Andrew Delahunty, illus. by Steve Cox, is a reference for primary school students. (6-10)

Hide and Speak Italian ($7.95) by Catherine Bruzzone and Susan Martineau, illus. by Louise Comfort, introduces Italian vocabulary. (7-up)


Let's Talk About It presents English and Spanish language editions of Do You Have a Secret? (¿Tienes un secreto?)and When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Cuando mis padres se olvidaron de ser amigos) by Jennifer Moore-Malinos, illus. by Marta Fàbrega ($6.95 each, 4-7). Mind Your Manners Books releases In School, At Partiesand At the Park by Arianna Candell, illus. by Rosa Curto; and On Vacation by Núria Roca, illus. by Curto ($6.95 each, 4-7). Joining Why Should I? Books are Why Should I Protect Nature?, Why Should I Recycle?, Why Should I Save Energy?and Why Should I Save Water? by Jen Green, illus. by Mike Gordon ($5.95 each, 4-7). New Bilingual Picture Strip Books are Lucy the Cat in Town/La gatita Lucía en la ciudadand Lucy the Cat at the Farm/ La gatita Lucía en la granja by Catherine Bruzzone, Spanish text by Rosa María Martín, illus. by Clare Beaton ($4.95 each, 4-7). Airy Fairy Books offers Magic Mischief!, Magic Muddle!, Magic Mess!and Magic Mix Up! by Margaret Ryan, illus. by Teresa Murfin ($3.95 each, 7-10). And The Adventures of Beatrice Bailey adds The Witches of Bailiwick by Sandra Forrester ($4.95, 10-14).



Talking Board Books offers Monolingual English Peek-A-Boo Family, Monolingual English Count On Me, Baby!, Monolingual English Baby's Animal Friends, Spanish Peek-A-Boo Family, Spanish Count On Me, Baby!and Spanish Baby's Animal Friends, illus. by Scott Magoon ($8.95 each, up to 3). A new Berlitz Kids Picture Dictionary is Berlitz Kids Picture Dictionary English, illus. by Chris L. Demarest, Anna DiVito and Claude Martinot ($12.95, 5-up). And Berlitz Kids 1000 Words issues Berlitz Kids 1000 French Words, 2nd Ed.and Berlitz Kids 1000 Spanish Words, 2nd Ed. ($9.95 each, 8-up).



100% Pure TeenVision ($9.95) by Gidget Clayton and Kristi Stoll aims to help readers identify their strengths and make their dreams come true. (10-15)



New Miffy titles by Dick Bruna are Miffy and the New Baby ($4.99, 2-4); Miffy and Melanie ($5.99, 2-4); and Miffy's Days of the Week ($7.99, 2-4)


Beep, Beep, Let's Go! ($15.95) by Eleanor Taylor follows animals on a road trip adventure. (2-5)

Ten Little Sleepyheads ($16.95) by Elizabeth Provost, illus. by Donald Saaf, is a bedtime countdown tale featuring bugs. (2-6)

Buzz Bumble to the Rescue ($15.95) by Lynn Hazen, illus. by Jill Newton, presents a story of sibling rivalry. (3-7)

Looking After Little Ellie ($15.95) by Dosh and Mike Archer. A family of mice baby-sits for an elephant neighbor. (3-7)

No Bed Without Ted ($14.95) by Nicola Smee offers a bedtime lost-and-found tale. (3-7)

Ruby Sings the Blues ($16.95) by Niki Daly introduces a young heroine who is trying to find her voice. (4-8)

Fairy Trails ($16.95) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Mercedes McDonald. In this story sprinkled with Spanish words, Miguel and Marie encounter various fairy tale characters. (4-8)

Nurse Matilda: The Collected Tales ($16.95) by Christianna Brand, illus. by Edward Ardizzone. Nurse Matilda reins in a bevy of mischievous siblings. (7-11)

Something's Fishy, Hazel Green ($15.95) by Odo Hirsch. The star of Hazel Greenreturns to solve another mystery. (8-12)

Princess Academy ($16.95) by Shannon Hale is a novel centering on would-be princesses. (9-up)

Helicopter Man ($15.95) by Elizabeth Fensham. A teenage boy learns to cope with his father's mental illness. (10-up)

Fourth World ($16.95) by Kate Thompson. The first book in the Missing Link trilogy recounts a boy's journey to find his mother. (12-up)

Stealing Princes ($16.95) by Tyne O'Connell is a sequel to Pulling Princes. (12-up)

Underworld ($16.95) by Catherine MacPhail. On a high school trip, five troubled students find themselves trapped in an underground cave. (12-up)

When I Was a Soldier: A Memoir ($16.95) by Valérie Zenatti. An Israeli teen prepares for and enters the army. (14-up)


Stravaganza continues with City of Flowers by Mary Hoffman ($17.95, 10-up). And The Guardians of Time adds The Key by Marianne Curley ($16.95, 12-up).


Nanny McPhee: The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda ($7.95) by Christianna Brand, illus. by Edward Ardizzone, ties into the forthcoming film. (7-11)


Take It Off by J. Minter joins The Insiders ($8.95, 14-up).


Princesses Are Not Quitters! by Kate Lum, illus. by Sue Hellard; Goodnight Lulu by Paulette Bogan; and The Three Grumpies by Tamra Wight, illus. by Ross Collins ($6.95 each, 4-8); Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch ($6.95, 8-12); Midnight Blue by Pauline Fisk ($6.95, 10-up); The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale ($8.95, 10-up); and Dark Waters by Catherine MacPhail ($6.95, 12-up).


Stravaganza reprints City of Stars by Mary Hoffman ($7.95, 10-up). And The Guardians of Time offers The Named by Marianne Curley ($8.95, 12-up).

BLUE APPLE BOOKS (Chronicle, dist.)

Beach Party! ($8.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback. A parade of animals heads to the beach in this large-format board book. (1-4)

Dr. Duck and the New Babies ($15.95) by H.M. Ehrlich, illus. by Laura Rader. A daffy doctor delivers an assortment of babies. (4-7)

Murphy Meets Paris ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam. This yellow Lab vacations in Paris. (4-8)

41 Uses for a Grandma and 40 Uses for a Grandpa ($12.95 each) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley, pay tribute to grandparents. (4-8)

Families Have Together ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Deborah Zemke, celebrates family life. (5-9)

You Can't See a Dodo at the Zoo ($15.95) by Fred Ehrlich, M.D., illus. by Amanda Haley, examines extinct and endangered species. (5-10)


Buzzy returns in Sometimes Buzzy Sharesand Buzzy Had a Little Lamb by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam ($9.95 each, 2-6).


Coupons for Readers ($6.95), illus. by Elliot Kreloff, is a book of coupons meant to motivate readers. (All ages)

Dogshark Readers—Red Set: Dogshark Days ($14.95) by Robert Wurzburg offers a boxed set of eight books. (3-6)



Let's Talk About S-e-x: A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents by Sam Gitchel and Lorri Foster ($9.99, 9-12).


A Splendid Friend Indeed ($15.95) by Suzanne Bloom is a tale celebrating friendship. (2-5)

From Here to There ($15.95) by Nancy Skultety, illus. by Tammy Lyon, reveals how a road is built. (4-8)

Looking for Uncle Louie on the 4th of July ($15.95) by Kathy Whitehead, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla, celebrates Independence Day with a Texas flair. (4-8)

Rubbaduck and Ruby Roo ($15.95) by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by David Lucas, is a fantasy featuring abandoned dolls. (4-8)

Snakes: Biggest! Littlest! ($15.95) by Sandra Markle, illus. by Joe MacDonald, offers an introduction to snakes. (4-up)

Just Add One Chinese Sister ($16.95) by Patricia McMahon, illus. by Karen Jerome. A mother creates a scrapbook for her adopted child. (5-8)

Laugh Out Loud: Jokes and Riddles from Highlights for Children, Vols. 1 & 2 ($10.95 each) collect jokes submitted to Highlights magazine. (5-9)

Best Little Wingman ($15.95) by Janet Allen, illus. by Jim Postier. One wintry night, a girl helps her father in his snowplow. (5-up)

Tap Dance Fever ($15.95) by Pat Brisson, illus. by Nancy Cote. A girl who loves to dance captures the hearts of the townsfolk. (6-up)

Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie: A Civil War Story ($16.95) by Karen Winnick. A girl outwits a group of Union soldiers. (6-9)

A Negro League Scrapbook ($19.95) by Carole Boston Weatherford provides a history of this baseball league. (7-up)

Neil, Buzz and Mike Go to the Moon ($16.95) by Richard Hilliard recounts the story of Apollo 11. (8-up)

The Midnight Forests: A Story of Gifford Pinchot and Our National Forests ($16.95) by Gary Hines, illus. by Robert Casilla, explains how our National Forests were created. (9-up)

Rainmaker ($16.95) by Alison Jackson is a novel centering on a girl in 1939 drought-stricken Florida. (10-up)


New Craftbooks are Fun-to-Make Easter Craftsand Fun-to-Make Everyday Crafts ($15.95 each, paper $7.95, 5-10); and Easy-to-Do Holiday Crafts from Everyday Household Items! ($19.95, 5-12).


I Love You, Bunny Rabbit by Shulamith Oppenheim, illus. by Cyd Moore ($7.95, 3-6); Pignic by Anne Miranda, illus. by Rosekrans Hoffman ($7.95, 4-6);It's Raining Laughter by Nikki Grimes, photos by Myles Pinkney ($10.95, 4-8); Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert, illus. by Michael Garland ($8.95, 4-8); Where Is the Night Train Going? by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Cyd Moore ($9.95, 4-8); Mountain Wedding by Faye Gibbons, illus. by Ted Rand ($8.95, 5-up); A Grain of Wheat by Clyde Robert Bulla ($10.95, 7-10); Moon in Bear's Eyes by Stephen Swinburne, illus. by Crista Forest ($9.95, 7-up); Swallows in the Birdhouse by Swinburne, illus. by Robin Brickman ($9.95, 8-12); and Rat by Jan Cheripko, illus. by Neil Waldman ($9.95, 13-up).


Beyond Old MacDonald ($16.95) by Charley Hoce, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes, collects poems about farm life. (4-7)

Cat Poems ($15.95) by Dave Crawley, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, rounds up poems about felines. (7-12)

A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets ($17.95, paper $9.95) by Ralph Fletcher offers poems about the creative process. (8-12)


The Secret of the Swamp King ($15.99) by Jonathan Rogers is the second volume in the Wilderking Trilogy. (13-19)


TruthQuest presents StrikeZone by Andy Pettitte and Bob Reccord with Mark Tabb ($14.99, 13-19) and Call Waiting by Ronald Wilson ($9.99 paper, 13-19).


Beyond the Game ($9.99) by Keith Cote collects stories by student athletes striving for excellence on the field and in their relationships with Jesus. (13-19)

TeenVirtue ($14.99) by Vicki Courtney is a guide for teenage girls. (13-19)



The Year They Won: A Tale of the Boston Red Sox ($8.95) by Gerard Purciello. Four fans come up with a plan to help the Red Sox win the World Series again. (10-up)

Far from Burden Dell ($8.95) by Chris Coppel, follows a dog who is dognapped and must find her way home. (10-up)

Key to Aten ($8.95) by Lynn Sinclair, is a romantic fantasy in which a girl is unaware that she has the key to an alternative, warring world. (12-up)

CANDLE BOOKS (Kregel, dist.)

Changing Picture Bible Stories ($11.99) by Tim Dowley, illus. by Stuart Martin, centers on five New Testament characters. (3-5)


Bible Animal Board Books by Tim Dowley issues Donkey to the Rescue, Duck's Loud Quack, Raven Delivers Foodand The Pig Who Shared ($5.99 each, up to 5).


More 365 Activities for Kids ($7.99) collects activities, Bible stories and puzzles. (5-up)


Baby Unique ($24.99), photos by David Ellwand, is a photographic celebration of babies. (All ages)

Michael Rosen's Sad Book ($16.99) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Quentin Blake, explores the experience of sadness. (All ages)

Hop! and Quack! ($6.99 each) by Phyllis Root, illus. by Holly Meade, are board books featuring baby bunnies; and ducklings. (up to 2)

Binky and Blankie ($6.99 each) by Leslie Patricelli are board books that focus on these treasured toddler possessions. (1-3)

Bird, Fly High and Run, Mouse, Run! ($5.99 each) by Petr Horácek are die-cut board books. (1-3)

Ha Ha, Maisy! and More Fun with Maisy! ($4.99 each) by Lucy Cousins are board-book tales starring this mouse. (2-5)

Island Counting 123 ($12.99) by Frané Lessac is a counting book with a tropical setting. (1-3)

Duckie's Ducklings: A One-to-Ten Counting Book ($7.99) by Frances Barry is a follow-up to Duckie's Rainbow. (2-4)

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? ($15.99) by Barney Saltzberg introduces a pig who is notready for bed. (2-5)

Hooray for Fish! ($14.99) by Lucy Cousins is a rhyming tale featuring fish. (2-5)

Stop and Go, Maisy! ($9.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy is stuck in traffic in this accordion-style flap book. (2-5)

With Love from Maisy ($13.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy exchanges presents with her friends. (2-5)

Oscar's Half Birthday ($16.99) by Bob Graham reveals an urban family outing. (2-6)

Because of You ($15.99) by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, pays tribute to the potential in each individual. (2-8)

Jack's New Boat ($15.99) by Sarah McMenemy is a story about losing a favorite toy and finding a sympathetic companion. (3-5)

It's Quacking Time! ($15.99) by Martin Waddell, illus. by Jill Barton, celebrates spring, family and new arrivals. (3-6)

Here We Go, Harry ($15.99) by Kim Lewis is a companion to Good Night, Harry. (3-6)

No Place Like Home ($15.99) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. Mole and his pals learn that there is no place like home. (3-6)

Piggy and Dad Go Fishing ($14.99) by David Martin, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. Piggy and Dad invent a new form of fishing. (3-6)

The Shopping Expedition ($16.99) by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by André Amstutz, describes a family's fanciful trip to the store. (3-6)

We've All Got Bellybuttons! ($15.99) by David Martin, illus. by Randy Cecil, reveals the ways animal babies' bodies move. (3-6)

Never Too Little to Love ($10.99) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Jan Fearnley, is a cumulative tale starring an amorous mouse. (3-up)

When I Grow Up ($12.99) by Colin McNaughton. Kids act out what they'd like to be when they grow up. (4-6)

Froggy Went A-Courtin' ($15.99) by Gillian Tyler retells this classic tale. (4-7)

The Quangle Wangle's Hat ($15.99) by Edward Lear, illus. by Louise Voce. The title character shares his enormous hat with peculiar creatures. (4-7)

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story ($15.99) by Kelly Bennett, illus. by Noah Z. Jones. A boy had hoped for a different pet rather than the goldfish he receives. (4-8)

A Froggy Fable ($14.99) by John Lechner. An adventure changes a frog for the better. (4-up)

Mural on Second Avenue (and Other City Poems) ($16.99) by Lilian Moore, illus. by Roma Karas, compiles poems about cities and children who live in them. (5-7)

Ant and Honey Bee: What a Pair! ($13.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by G. Brian Karas, is a story about two friends and costume conspirators. (5-8)

The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom ($15.99) by Bettye Stroud, illus. by Erin Susanne Bennett. Images on a quilt help a girl and her father find their way to freedom along the Underground Railroad. (5-8)

Root Beer and Banana ($16.99) by Sarah Sullivan, illus. by Greg Shed. This tale of friendship and small kindnesses has a southern flair. (4-8)

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid ($15.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, is a novel starring Judy Moody's younger brother. (5-8)

Tumble Bunnies ($15.99) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Marylin Hafner, is a tale underscoring the meaning of sportsmanship. (5-8)

Auction! ($16.99) by Tres Seymour, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith. Can a girl outbid her aunt to acquire a straw hat? (6-9)

Hot Jazz Special ($16.99) by Jonny Hannah introduces nine jazz artists. (6-10)

Mudball ($15.99) by Matt Tavares. In 1903, Andy Oyler, the shortest player on his baseball team, gets a big hit. (6-10)

The Serpent Came to Gloucester ($16.99) by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline, pays tribute to the ocean and its creatures. (6-10)

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver ($19.99) by Jonathan Swift, abridged by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Chris Riddell, adapts this classic. (7-up)

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms ($17.99), selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka, explores various poetic forms. (8-11)

Adam Canfield of the Slash ($15.99) by Michael Winerip. Middle-school reporters stand up to authority to expose a scandal. (8-12)

Moon Runner ($15.99) by Carolyn Marsden is a novel about competition between friends. (8-12)

Shakespeare's Globe: An Interactive Pop-up Theatre ($19.99) by Toby Forward, illus. by Juan Wijngaard, includes a model of the Globe, press-out characters and scenes from 12 of the Bard's plays. (8-up)

Chicken Friend ($15.99) by Nicola Morgan. An insecure girl tries to fit in after her family moves to a new home. (9-12)

The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story ($19.99) by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Nicola Bayley, presents this classic tale. (9-12)

The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course in Dragons ($12.99) by Ernest Drake, illus. by Wayne Anderson, Douglas Carrel and Helen Ward, is a guide for aspiring dragonologists. (9-up)

No Small Thing ($15.99) by Natale Ghent tells of a boy's search for love and identity. (10-14)

Hattie on Her Way ($15.99) by Clara Gillow Clark. A 19th-century girl learns the difficult truth about a family mystery. (10-up)

The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor ($17.99) by Alison Croggon. A girl learns that she has a gift that will help her save her world from evil. (12-up)

Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America ($15.99) by Dyan Sheldon. A haughty British teen spends the summer in working-class Brooklyn. (12-up)

Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf ($16.99) by Sonya Hartnett. Two loners find cause for hope when one of them encounters a long lost animal. (12-up)

Boy Proof ($15.99) by Cecil Castellucci. The life of an antisocial girl changes when she meets the worldly new guy at school. (12-up)

Claiming Georgia Tate ($15.99) by Gigi Amateau. When her grandmother dies, a girl is sent to live with her abusive father. (14-up)


Super Sturdy Picture Books issues Matthew's Truck by Katherine Ayres, illus. by Hideko Takahashi ($8.99, 1-3). Brand New Readers welcomes Fish and Frog by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Valeria Petrone ($14.99, paper $5.99, 4-7). Beany returns in Beany and the Meany by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti ($15.99, 6-9). Judy Moody stars in Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($15.99, 6-9). Danger Boy is back in Trail of Bones by Mark London Williams ($9.99, 9-13). And Pagan's Scribe by Catherine Jinks is a new Pagan title ($16.99, 12-up).

Board Book ReprintsMaisy Loves You: Book and Toy Gift Set by Lucy Cousins ($12.99, all ages); I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy ($6.99, up to 3); and Who Do You Love? by Martin Waddell, illus. by Camila Ashforth ($6.99, 1-3).


Guess How Much I Love You: 10th Anniv. Ed. by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (book and CD, $25, all ages); East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon, trans. by George Webbe Dasent, illus. by P.J. Lynch ($16.99, paper $6.99, 7-12); The Private Notebooks of Katie Roberts by Amy Hest, illus. by Sonja Lamut ($10.99, 9-12); and The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge ($16.99, paper $6.99, 14-up).


Maisy's Easter Paint Book ($3.99) by Lucy Cousins presents a story and scenes to paint. (2-5)


All Together Now by Anita Jeram ($5.99, 2-5); A Present for Mom by Vivian French, illus. by Dana Kubick ($5.95, 3-up); You Can Swim, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton ($6.99, 3-6); Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child by Bob Graham ($6.99, 4-7); The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Scott Nash ($6.99, 4-8); The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Tracy Mitchell ($6.99, 5-10); Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems, selected and illus. by Simon James ($6.99, 6-10); A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems, selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka ($7.99, 6-10); Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book by Martin Handford ($5.99, 6-10); More Tales from Shakespeare by Marcia Williams ($7.99, 8-12); Becoming Jo DiMaggio by Maria Testa, illus. by Scott Hunt ($5.99, 10-14); and The Waterstone by Rebecca Rupp ($5.99, 10-up).


Brand New Readers reprints Green Setand Orange Set ($12.99 each, 4-up). Read and Wonder issues One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies, illus. by Jane Chapman ($6.99, 5-8); and Davies's Surprising Sharks, illus. by James Croft ($6.99, 5-up). Judy Moody is back in Judy Moody Predicts the Future by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($5.99, 6-10). Clarice Bean reappears in Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child ($5.99, 8-11). And Pagan in Exile by Catherine Jinks is a new Pagan reprint ($6.99, 12-up).

Paperback Reissues

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
and My Perfect Life by Dyan Sheldon ($7.99 each, 12-up).

Paperback Series Reissues

Beany reissues Beany (Not Beanhead) ($4.99, 6-9); and Beany and the Magic Crystal, Beany and the Dreaded Weddingand Beany Goes to Camp by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by Susanna Natti ($5.99 each, 6-9).


Fun Dog, Sun Dog ($14.95) by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by Tim Bowers. A boy and his dog spend a summer day together. (3-7)

Inside, Inside, Inside ($16.95) by Holly Meade. Two siblings play a game that entails placing items inside increasingly larger containers. (3-8)

Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie ($14.95) by Judy Cox, illus. by Joe Mathieu. A kindergarten teacher teases her students by mixing up her words. (4-7)

The Wacky Substitute ($14.95) by Sally Derby, illus. by Jennifer Herbert. A substitute teacher has broken his glasses and can't see a thing. (4-7)

Where's My Tail? ($16.95) by Susan Schafer, illus. by Doug Cushman. A lizard who has lost his tail realizes that he has grown a new one. (4-8)

Kallaloo! A Caribbean Tale ($16.95) by David and Phyllis Gershator, illus. by Diane Greenseid, offers a Caribbean take on "Stone Soup." (4-8)

Coco the Carrot ($16.95) by Steven Salerno. A carrot escapes from the vegetable bin and becomes a famous hat designer in Paris. (5-8)

Who Swallowed Harold? And Other Poems About Pets ($16.95) by Susan Pearson, illus. by David Slonim is a companion to Squeak and Squawk: Barnyard Talk. (5-9)

Moose and Hildy: Moose's Big Idea ($14.95) by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Joe Mathieu, follows the adventures of a moose and a pig. (6-9)

Simply Sarah: Anyone Can Eat Squid! ($14.95) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Marcy Ramsey. A girl proves that one doesn't have to be big to stand out and make a difference. (7-9)

Fleabiscuit Sings! ($15.95) by Marlene Fanta Shyer. A singing dog gives a 12-year-old hope. (9-11)

Worlds Apart ($15.95) by Kathleen Karr is the story of two teenage boys—one an English colonist, the other a Sewee Indian—in 17th-century America. (10-up)

Resistance ($15.95) by Janet Graber is a novel centering on a girl caught up in the French Resistance during WWII. (14-up)


A Taste of Honey by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace; and Chicken Chuck by Bill Martin Jr, Bernard Martin and Michael Sampson, illus. by Steven Salerno ($5.95 each, 4-8); Patches Lost and Found by Steven Kroll, illus. by Barry Gott ($5.95, 5-9); and Rooster by Beth Nixon Weaver ($6.95, 14-up).


You See a Circus. I See… ($14.95) by Mike Downs, illus. by Anik McGrory, introduces a close-knit circus family. (2-7)

The Bumblebee Queen ($14.95) by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Patricia Wynne, focuses on the life cycle of the North American bumblebee. (3-8)

Fluffy: Scourge of the Sea ($14.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Michael Chesworth. Pirate pooches capture a pampered poodle who wins their hearts. (3-8)

Mouse in a Meadow ($15.95, paper $6.95) by John Himmelman focuses on plants and animals in a meadow. (3-8)

Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Shennen Bersani. This counting book teaches odd numbers up to 50 as it introduces marine animals. (4-9)

Picasso and Minou ($15.95) by P.I. Maltbie, illus. by Pau Estrada. Saddened by the death of a friend, Picasso can only paint sad blue paintings until his cat and circus performers inspire him to create rosy art. (4-9)

Sitka Rose ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Shelley Gill, illus. by Shannon Cartwright, is an Alaskan tall tale about a heroine who lassos the sun and rides a humpback whale. (4-9)

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World ($15.95) by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illus. by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, celebrates the accomplishments of 26 individuals. (5-10)

Bach's Goldberg Variations ($19.95) by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel. This tale of how Bach helps out a talented young musician is packaged with a CD. (5-10)

The M&M's Brand Subtraction Book ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath introduces single- and double-digit subtraction. (5-10)

Night Wonders ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jane Ann Peddicord. NASA images illustrate this voyage to the outer limits of the universe. (6-11)

This Is America: The American Spirit in Places and People ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Don Robb, illus. by Christine Joy Pratt, highlights people and places that epitomize the American spirit. (6-11)

Big Bang! ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, illus. by Michael Carroll, relays the story of the beginning of the universe. (7-12)

Going to School in India ($21.95) by Lisa Heydlauff, designed by B.M. Kamath, examines the experiences of children in India. (7-12)


Face-to-Face issues Face-to-Face with the Duck by Pascale Hédelin ($9.95, 2-7).


Cuento con el béisbol (The Baseball Counting Book) by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Brian Shaw ($7.95, 3-8); The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel ($7.95, 5-10); and Because I Could Not Stop My Bike by Karen Jo Shapiro, illus. by Matt Faulkner ($6.95, 7-12).


Facts on File Stars and Planets Atlas, New Ed. ($18.95) by Ian Ridpath includes updated statistics. (9-up)



Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities ($16.95) by Richard Panchyk. Buzz Aldrin contributes a foreword to this explanation of Galileo's discoveries and theories. (9-up)

Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities ($14.95) by Mary Kay Carson is an activity book portraying the struggles of slaves who sought freedom. (9-up)


Sunny Days and Starry Nights: Nature Activities for Ages 2-6 by Nancy Castaldo ($12.95, 2-6); and Rainy Day Play: Explore, Create, Discover, Pretend by Castaldo ($12.95, 3-7).


Growing Up in Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves ($22.95), ed. by Yuval Taylor. Ten individuals under the age of 19 tell of their lives as slaves. (14-up)



Teach Your Children Well adds Party Princess by Vanita Braver, illus. by Cary Pillo ($7.95, 4-8).


Antonio's Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio ($16.95) by Rigoberto González, illus. by Cecilia Conceptión Álvarez. In this bilingual tale, Antonio must decide what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie. (6-up)

Moony Luna/Luna, lunita lunera ($16.95) by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Elizabeth Gómez. Luna is afraid she'll find monsters at her new school until her teacher and classmates dispel her fears. (6-up)


Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia: 15th Anniv. Ed. by Carmen Lomas Garza ($16.95, paper $7.95, 6-up).


The Magical Cycle of the Seasons issues Laughing Tomatoes/Jitomates risueños, From the Bellybutton of the Moon/Del omligo de la luna, Angels Ride Bikes/Los ángeles andan en bicicleta and Iguanas in the Snow/Iguana en la nieve by Francisco Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez ($7.95 each, 6-up).



Welcome Books—Animals of the World releases Cheetah, Koala, Macaroni Penguin, Monarch Butterfly, Tarantula and Woolly Monkey by Edana Eckart; and Welcome Books—Money Matters issues Dimes, Dollars, Nickels, Pennies, Quarter sand Spending and Saving by Mary Hill ($4.95 each, 4-7). Beastieville introduces The Big Race: All About Safety, Good Times: All About the Seasons, Hide-and-Seek: All About Location, Let's Trade: All About Trading, A Perfect Day: All About the Five Senses, Slider's Pet: All About Nature, Tug-of-War: All About Balanceand What a Mess! All About Numbers by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Bev Luedecke ($3.95 each, 5-6). New to My First Reader are Bath Time by Jane Gerver, illus. by Laura Ovresat; Gerver's Wait for Me!, illus. by Mick Reid; A Bear for You by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Iole Rosa; On the Farm by Hall, illus. by John Steven Gurney; Copy Cat by Olivia George, illus. by Brett Hudson; and I Can Read by Louise Gikow, illus. by John Patience ($3.95 each, 5-6).

A Rookie Reader adds Fall Leaves by Don Curry, illus. by Aaron Jasinski; Next to Ant by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Pascale Constantin; and A Tooth Is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Steve Gray ($4.95 each, 5-6); Firefly Friend by Kimberly Wagner Klier, illus. by Michael Garland; I Love Trees by Cari Meister, illus. by Terry Sirrell; Two Feet Up, Two Feet Down by Pamela Love, illus. by Lynne Chapman; Good Luck Charlie by Jennifer E. Kramer, illus. by Jeff Moores; Harry's Hats by Ann Tompert, illus. by Marcelo Elizalde; and Jordan's Silly Sick Day by Justine Fontes, illus. by Jared Lee ($4.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Biographies welcomes Ellen Ochoa by Elizabeth Jaffe, Florence Nightingale by Carol Alexander, Paul Revere by Wil Mara and Sitting Bull by Susan Evento ($4.95 each, 6-7). Joining Rookie Read-About Geography—States are Connecticut and New Jersey by Susan Evento, Delaware by Kelly Bennett, Iowa by Reshma Sapre and New Mexico by Cynthia Walker ($5.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Read-About Math introduces eight titles, including All About Money by Erin Roberson, A Garden Full of Sizes by Simone Ribke and Springtime Addition by Jill Fuller ($5.95 each, 6-7).

There are six new volumes in Rookie Read-About Science—Physical Science, among them Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Ginger Garrett and What Is Velocity? by Joanne Barkan ($4.95 each, 6-7). Somos Latinos (We Are Latinos) adds six books by George Ancona, including Mi barrio/My Neighborhood, Mi familia/My Family and Mi escuela/My School ($8.95 each, 6-8). A to Z travels to Egypt, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico and United States of America by Jeff Reynolds ($6.95 each, 7-9). True Tales—Science offers Awesome Science by Katherine Gleason, High-tech Inventions by Mary Packard, Medical Marvels by Catherine Nichols, Natural-born Killers by Linda Casterline and Up Close by Louise Gikow ($4.95 each, 7-9). Joining True Tales—Sports are Beating the Odds by Mary Packard, Extreme Sports by Louise Gikow, Kids in Sports by Kirsten Hall, Pushing the Limits by Melissa McDaniel and Record Breakers by Catherine Nichols.

Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents has six additions by Mike Venezia, among them George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson ($7.95 each, 8-9). American Community offers Cow Towns, Early American Villages, Frontier Settlements, Longhouses and Missions and Presidios by Raymond Bial ($6.95 each, 8-10). There are six additions to A True Book—Geography: Countries, including Iceland by Kathleen Deady, Pakistan by Ann Heinrichs and Russia by Martin Hintz ($6.95 each, 8-10). Six titles by Salvatore Tocci join A True Book—Elements, among them Carbon, Nitrogen and The Periodic Table ($6.95 each, 8-10). And High Interest Books—Way of the Warrior presents Gladiators: Battling in the Arena by Katherine Frew, Knights: Warriors of the Middle Ages and Vikings: Raiders and Explorers by Aileen Weintraub, Ninjas: Masters of Stealth and Secrecy by Joanne Mattern and Samurai: Warlords of Japan by Arlan Dean ($6.95 each, 9-12).

Series in SpanishRookie Español: Ciencias: Ciencia Espacial (Science: Space Science) offers Astronautas (Astronauts), Despegue (Liftoff!), El sistema solar (The Solar System), La luna (The Moon)and Nave especial (Living on a Space Shuttle) by Carmen Bredeson; and Rookie

Español: Geografia: Estados (Geography: States) releases Arizona by Michelle Aki Becker, California and Nueva York (New York) by Sarah De Capua; and Florida and Texas by Carmen Bredeson ($5.95 each, 5-7).


Sign and Sing: Teddy Bear, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Itsey, Bitsey Spider ($4.99 each), illus. by Annie Kubler, are board books presenting familiar songs with signing instructions. (8 mos.-3 yrs.)

My First Signs ($6.99), illus. by Annie Kubler, teaches simple sign language. (8 mos.-3 yrs.)

Proud Parents: Tiger and Elephant ($5.99 each), illus. by Pam Adams. These books, consisting of small volumes that fit inside larger ones, reveal the lives of animal parents and their babies. (2-6)

Pass the Parcel ($9.99), illus. by Jess Stockham, is a lift-the-flap introduction to shapes and patterns. (3-6)


Wake Up, Sleepy Head! ($7.99) by Mandy Ross, illus. by Dubravka Kalanovic. How do animal parents rouse their sleepy young in the morning? (6 mos.-5 yrs.)

Twenty Four Robbers ($7.99) by Audrey Wood, celebrates a traditional skipping rhyme. (3-8)

The Tiger and the Wise Man ($7.99) by Andrew Fusek-Peters, illus. by Diana Mayo, retells an Indian tale about a tiger that plays a trick on a wise man. (4-7)


The Glorious American Song Book: A Classic Illustrated Edition ($19.95) by Cooper Edens compiles 50 songs illustrated with art from the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. (All ages)

Look at Me! My Photo Book of Trains and Look at Me! My Photo Books of Trucks and Diggers ($6.95 each) are die-cut books with a space to insert a child's photo. (up to 2)

A, B, See! ($10.95) by Marilyn Janovitz is a lift-the-flap animal alphabet book. (up to 3)

Nick Jr. On the Go! 4 Books and a Carrying Strap! ($10.95) offers four board books with a strap. (up to 3)

Bear and Ball and Bear and Kite ($5.95 each) by Cliff Wright. Bear cubs star in these books introducing opposites. (up to 4)

Sharing with Renoir and Sunday with Seurat ($6.95 each) by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober are board book tales illustrated with paintings by these artists. (up to 4)

Finger Puppet Books: Little Duck and Little Ladybug ($6.95 each) are board books with finger puppets attached. (up to 4)

Daddy Cuddles and Mommy Loves ($5.95 each) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben are board books celebrating parental love. (up to 4)

Little Pea ($12.95) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Jen Corace, offers a twist on the common dilemma about eating vegetables. (3-up)

Papa, Do You Love Me? ($15.95) by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavalee, is a companion to Mama, Do You Love Me? (4-8)

Gigi and Zachary Go to Work ($14.95) by Gilles Eduar. This duo searches for the perfect profession. (4-8)

Stanley Mows the Lawn ($15.95) by Craig Frazier is a tale celebrating the imagination. (4-8)

Flying Feet: A Story of Irish Dance ($15.95) by Anna Marlis Burgard, illus. by Leighanne Dees, reveals the tradition of dance and music in Ireland. (4-8)

The Undersea Treasure Hunt ($15.95) by Stephanie Boey offers a lift-the-flap look at underwater phenomena. (4-8)

Little Miss Liberty ($15.95) by Chris Robertson portrays the Statue of Liberty as a youngster. (4-up)

Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, Quack ($14.95) by Barbara Anne Skalak, illus. by Sylvia Long, spotlights a duckling's first day in the world. (4-up)

Ask It! 50 Fun Questions to Get Families Talking ($12.95) by Maura Waltrip and Cameron Moore presents cards containing questions to spark conversations. (4-up)

Amazement Park ($16.95) by Roxie Munro introduces a theme park full of games. (6-up)

I Love the Rain ($15.95) by Margaret Park Bridges, illus. by Christine Davenier, pays homage to imagination and friendship. (6-up)

Let's Go Yo-Yo! The Nick Guide to Yo-Yo Tricks ($9.95) rounds up yo-yo tricks. (7-up)

Romeow & Drooliet ($16.95) by Nina Laden portrays a cat and dog as the ill-fated lovers. (8-up)

Button Girl: More Than 20 Cute-as-a-Button Projects ($12.95) by Mikyla Bruder presents craft projects using buttons. (9-up)


Bruno Munari's Zoo by Bruno Munari ($17.95, 3-6); and Postmark Paris: A Story in Stamps by Leslie Jonath ($12.95, 8-up).


Middle School: How to Deal ($9.95) by Sara Borden, Sarah Miller, Alex Stikeleather, Maria Valladares and Miriam Yelton, illus. by Yuki Hatori, is a guide to surviving middle school, written by middle schoolers. (9-12)


SeeMore Readers adds Big Bugsand Skyscrapers by Seymour Simon ($3.95 each, 5-8). And Games for Your Brain offers United States Cardsand Human Body Cards by Tina Selig ($9.95 each, 5-up).


Boomer's Big Surprise by Constance W. McGeorge, illus. by Mary Whyte ($6.95, 2-6); The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Michael Hague ($6.95, 4-8); Mazescapes by Roxie Munro ($6.95, 6-up); and Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood by John Duggleby ($7.95, 8-12).


In the Country: A Lift-the-Flap Learning Book ($14.95) by Pittau & Gervais focuses on the sights and sounds of the country. (2-6)


Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask, A Bilingual Cuento ($17.95) by Xavier Garza. A boy in Mexico City attends a lucha librematch in which good triumphs over evil. (5-9)


A Spoon for Every Bite/Cada bocada con nueva chuchara ($8.95) by Joe Hayes, illus. by Rebecca Leer, brings back into print, in a bilingual format, this tale of a man who tries to prove his wealth. (7-10)


Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from Red People Memory ($11.95) by Tim Tingle compiles stories based on accounts of contemporary Choctaw people. (12-up)

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