JUST US BOOKS
I'm Late ($13.95) by Mari Evans is a novel about teenage pregnancy and the consequences of trying to be too grown up too soon. (13-17)
NEATE: A Test for Tayesha ($3.95) by Tara Demps Soyinka. A teen's inner strength is tested when peers try to keep her from winning the lead role in the school play because she's black. (9-12)
The Harlem Renaissance by James Haskins ($10.95, 10-up); and Ruby and New Guys Around the Block by Rosa Guy ($6.95 each, 13-17).
Paperback Series ReprintReflections of a Black Cowboy reprints Pioneers and Mountain Men by Robert Miller ($9.95 each, 9-up).
Dinosaurs! ($11.95) by Bénédicte Guettier is a board book introducing dinosaurs. (up to 3)
The Nights of the World ($18.95) by Corinne Albaut, illus. by Arno, provides an interactive look at nighttime in five regions of the world. (2-6)
Dougal, the Garbage Dump Bear ($14.95) by Matt Dray tells of a teddy recovered from a dump. (4-8)
This Is the Oasis ($14.95) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway, visits an oasis in the Sahara. (4-8)
Why? ($14.95) by Lila Prap. Why do monkeys have tails? Why do camels have humps? (4-8)
The Costume Party ($15.95) by Victoria Chess. Madame Coco and her family discover how to beat boredom on a rainy day. (4-8)
Sebastian's Roller Skates ($15.95) by Joan de Déu Prats, illus. by Francesc Rovira. Will a pair of roller skates help shy Sebastian speak his mind? (5-9)
Board Book Reprint
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough ($7.99, up to 3).
I Want My Tooth ($4.95) by Tony Ross. A princess's loose tooth disappears—and she needs to find it. (3-7)
Lucky, a Man's Best Friend ($7.95) by Gus Clarke. Lucky discovers that the pound is not such a bad place. (4-8)
The Holes in Your Nose by Genichiro Yagyu ($6.95, 3-5); and This Is the Tree by Miriam Moss, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway ($7.95, 4-8).
Happy Birthday, World: A Rosh Hashanah Celebration ($5.95) by Latifa Berry Kropf, illus. by Lisa Carlson, compares Rosh Hashanah with a child's birthday. (1-4)
It's Tu B'Shevat ($5.95) by Edie Stoltz Zolkower, illus. by Richard Johnson. A boy and his family celebrate the "Birthday of the Trees." (1-4)
The Opposites of My Jewish Year ($5.95) by L.N. Dion, illus. by Julie Olson. This board book uses the Jewish holidays to teach opposites. (1-4)
Dinosaur on Hanukkah ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Diane Levin Rauchwerger, illus. by Jason Wolff. A playful dino visits a boy on this holiday. (2-6)
My First Hebrew Word Book ($17.95), illus. by Pépi Marzel, introduces more than 150 words. (2-7)
Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Kelly Terwilliger, illus. by Phyllis Hornung. Instead of eating Bubbe Isabella's cake, visiting animals prefer to eat her sukkah decorations. (3-8)
The Story of Ruth ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Maxine Rose Schur, illus. by Gwen Connelly, presents this biblical tale. (5-9)
KIDS CAN PRESS
Mixed Beasts ($17.95) by Kenyon Cox, illus. by Wallace Edwards, presents a miscellany of rare and fantastic creatures. (All ages)
Camilla Chameleon ($16.95) by Colleen Sydor, illus. by Pascale Constantin. A unique girl discovers that standing out isn't so bad after all. (4-8)
One Splendid Tree ($15.95) by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Dianne Eastman. Could an abandoned houseplant bring Christmas magic to a struggling family? (4-8)
Earth to Audrey ($16.95) by Susan Hughes, illus. by Stéphane Poulin. A new girl—or is she a space alien?—drops into Ray's neighborhood. (5-8)
Martin Bridge: On the Lookout! ($14.95, paper $4.95) by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illus. by Joseph Kelly, presents more stories starring Martin Bridge. (7-10)
Transformed ($24.95) by Bill Slavin reveals how nature is transformed into things we eat, drink, play with or wear. (8-12)
Four Steps to Death ($16.95, paper $6.95) by John Wilson is a tale of two young soldiers and a boy during the Battle of Stalingrad. (10-14)
The Isabel Factor ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Gayle Friesen. At summer camp, a new friendship forces Anna out from the shadow of her best friend. (12-up)
Franklin Storybooks offers Franklin Celebrates, based on characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ($10.95, paper $4.95, 3-8). Primary Physical Science adds Move It! and Touch It! by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Claudia Dávila ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 4-7). Kids Can Read releases A Parade for Sam and Sam's Snowy Day by Mary Labatt, illus. by Marisol Sarrazin ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); Franklin and the Tin Flute and Franklin's Pond Phantom ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Discover Space and Discover the Planets by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, illus. by Bill Slavin ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). Joining Animal Behavior is Animals Hibernating by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Pat Stephens ($12.95, paper $5.95, 7-11). Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History focuses on Harry Houdini by Elizabeth MacLeod ($14.95, paper $6.95, 8-12). Kids Can Do It presents Birdfeeders by Renée Schwarz; and Chock Full of Chocolate by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by June Bradford ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-up). Visions in Poetry gains The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, illus. by Geneviève Côté ($16.95, 10-up). And The Crow Chronicles continues with The Plague by Clem Martini ($16.95, 12-up).
Hayley Wickenheiser: Born to Play ($6.95) by Elizabeth Etue chronicles this hockey player's rise to fame. (8-12)
Bagels from Benny by Aubrey Davis, illus. by Dusan Petricic; and Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch ($5.95 each, 4-8); The Mysterious Mummer by L.M. Falcone ($6.95, 9-14); The Finder by Margaret Buffie ($6.95, 10-14); and The Mob by Clem Martini and The Thought of High Windows by Lynne Kositsky ($6.95 each, 12-up).
My World of Discovery ($14.95) is an interactive reference covering space, geography, natural history and the human body. (4-8)
The Kingfisher Book of Great Boy Stories, selected by Michael Morpurgo; and The Kingfisher Book of Great Girl Stories, selected by Rosemary Sandberg ($19.95 each), compile tales featuring boy and girl characters. (5-10)
Aesop's Fables ($12.95) by Saviour Pirotta, illus. by Richard Johnson, offer new versions of classic stories. (6-10)
How to Be a Princess in 7 Days or Less ($12.95) by Jessie Eckel includes beauty and fashion advice, decorating tips and craft projects. (6-10)
The Kingfisher Book of Horse & Pony Stories ($16.95), selected by Jenny Oldfield, collects 12 tales. (8-12)
Art Auction Mystery ($16.95) by Anna Nilsen. This book with split-page format challenges readers to determine which paintings are real and which are forgeries. (9-14)
The Concise Geography Encyclopedia ($14.95) compiles information on the world's geography. (9-14)
Fantasy Encyclopedia ($24.95) by Judy Allen is an illustrated guide to fantasy. (9-14)
The Fire Thief ($9.95) by Terry Deary. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a Victorian city. (10-up)
Animal Babies issues two board books by Jennifer Schofield ($6.95 each, 2-5). First Holiday Books offers My First Valentine's Day Book ($7.95, 2-5). I Wonder Why adds I Wonder Why Columbus Crossed the Ocean and Other Questions About Explorers by Rosie Greenwood ($11.95, 5-8). Joining Kingfisher Young Knowledge are Materials by Clive Gifford and Polar Lands by Margaret Hynes ($9.95 each, 5-8). Chance of a Lifetime and Blackwater Creek by Deborah Kent are new to Saddles, Stars, & Stripes ($8.95 each, 8-12). Voyager adds Wild Weather by Caroline Harris with Warren Faidley and Space by Mike Goldsmith and Sally Ride ($14.95 each, 8-12). And Kingfisher Knowledge continues with Forensics by Richard Platt and Pirates and Smugglers by Moira Butterfield ($12.95 each, 9-14).
Soccer Skills ($4.95) by Clive Gifford is a guide to playing this sport. (7-11)
The Best Book Of... gains The Best Book of Knights and Castles by Deborah Murrell ($12.95, 5-8). I Am Reading issues four titles ($3.95 each, 6-8). Sidesplitters chuckles on with Ho, Ho, Ho! ($3.95, 7-11). World Faiths adds four titles by Trevor Barnes ($6.95 each, 9-14). And Traces offers Roll Call by Malcolm Rose ($5.95, 11-up).
Draw Christmas Thumbprints ($7.95) includes instructions for making thumbprint-patterned wrapping paper, cards and gift tags. (4-up)
Quilting: Design Your Own Patchwork Projects ($21.95) by Barbara Kane offers fabric and quilting projects. (8-up)
Capsters: Make Bottle Caps into Works of Art! ($14.95) features bottle caps, charms and project ideas. (8-up)
Building Cards: How to Build Castles ($12.95) by Doug Stillinger explains how to create fortresses out of illustrated cards. (8-up)
Design Your Own Charm Watch ($21.95) includes a watch, charms and beads. (12-up)
Room Lanterns ($19.95) presents a string of lights and seven sets of paper shades. (12-up)
Utterly Elegant Tea Parties ($12.95) includes recipes, party theme ideas and a mini tea set. (4-up)
Rescue Trucks ($12.95) features four mini vehicles and projects for embellishing foldout roadways. (4-up)
Hand Art ($9.95) outlines hand-tracing activities and offers crayons, glue, pompoms and googly eyes. (4-up)
How to Tell Time ($12.95) packages a how-to book with a watch. (4-up)
How to Make Pompom Animals ($9.95) includes 60 pompoms and materials to create animals with them. (4-up)
Hand Shadows ($9.95) provides instructions for making shadow puppets, plus a flashlight and punch-out designs. (4-up)
The Christmas Tail of Sampson the Silly-Looking Sock Monkey ($12.99) by Scott Burroughs and Chrysti Burroughs. A self-conscious sock monkey reveals the importance of Christmas. (5-up)
Does God Have a Job? ($12.99) by Jeannie St. John Taylor, explains that God's favorite job is being a father. (5-up)
Every Monday Morning ($10.99) by Linda Hutton tells of a grandfatherly gentleman's daily routine and the lives that he touches. (5-up)
Super Short Amazing Stories gains The Super Short Amazing Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den by Scott Burroughs and Chrysti Burroughs ($10.99, 5-up).
Titles in Spanish¡Azúcar! ($14.99) by Ivar Da Coll is a biography of Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa. (All ages)
Olivia cuenta (Olivia Counts ) and Olivia y los opuestos (Olvia's Opposites ) ($6.99 each) by Ian Falconer are board books. (3-5)
Paperbacks in Spanish
Nadarin and Frederick by Leo Lionni, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($6.99 each, 6-8).
LEE & LOW
The Have a Good Day Café ($16.95) by Frances Park and Ginger Park, illus. by Katherine Potter. Mike and his grandmother save the family's food cart business. (5-9)
Catching the Moon ($16.95) by Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Randy DuBurke, recounts the childhood of Marcenia Lycle Alberga, the first woman to play Negro League baseball (6-10)
The Happiest Tree ($16.95) by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Ruth Jeyaveeran. Yoga helps an Asian Indian American girl build her self-confidence. (6-10)
Around the World ($16.95) by John Coy, illus. by Antonia Reonegro and Tom Lynch, is the story of a pickup basketball game that travels around the world. (6-up)
Shanghai Messenger ($17.95) by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Ed Young. In this novel in verse, a biracial Chinese American girl tells of visiting family in China. (8-12)
Paperback in SpanishLos dibujos de David (David's Drawings) by Cathryn Falwell ($7.95, 3-up).
David's Drawings by Cathryn Falwell ($7.95, 3-up); and The Jones Family Express by Javaka Steptoe ($7.95, 4-9).
LERNER/FIRST AVENUE EDITIONS
New Silly Millies are I Am a Book by Linda Hayward, illus. by Carol Nicklaus; It's a Beautiful Day! by Jean Haddon, illus. by Vicky Enright; Manatee Mom by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illus. by Michael Che-Swisher; and Ugh! A Bug! by Ned Crowley ($4.99 each, 4-9). And Animal Predators prowls on with seven titles by Sandra Markle ($7.95 each, 9-11).
Everybody Brings Noodles by Norah Dooley, illus. by Peter Thornton; Family by Isabell Monk, illus. by Janice Le Porter; and Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Neal Layton ($6.95 each, 5-7); Dilly for President by Cynthia Copeland ($6.95, 7-9); Back to School, Mallory by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Tamara Schmitz ($5.95, 7-10); and Open and Shut Cases: Forty More Mini-Mysteries forYou to Solve by Jürg Obrist ($6.95, 9-11).
Paperback Series ReprintWords Are Categorical offers Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb? by Brian Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable ($5.95, 7-10).
The Gift of Nothing ($14.99) by Patrick McDonnell. Mooch the cat wants to find a gift for Earl the dog. (All ages)
What's with This Room? ($15.99) by Tom Lichtenheld. A boy tries to defend his messy room to his parents (All ages)
Museum Shapes ($16.99) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art spotlights the squares, circles, stars and other shapes in this museum's art collection. (All ages)
Tickle the Duck ($10.99) by Ethan Long. A petulant duck dares readers to tickle him. (up to 3)
Wish You Were Here ($16.99) by Holly Hobbie. When Toot returns from Borneo, Puddle and Opal learn how to mine Woodcock Pocket for exotic plants and remedies. (3-6)
Little Bear, You're a Star! ($12.99) by Jean Marzollo. This tale of Big and Little Bear introduces Greek myths and constellations. (3-6)
My Nana and Me ($15.99) by Irene Smalls, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson, reveals what a girl and her grandmother do during a delightful day together. (3-6)
Flight of the Dodo ($15.99) by Peter Brown. What does Penguin do when he is hit by a flying goose's droppings? (3-6)
Dinos in the Snow! ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Laura Rader. The stars of Dinos on the Go! return for some wintertime fun. (3-6)
Snowbaby Could Not Sleep ($14.99) by Kara LeReau, illus. by Jim Ishikawa. What can Snowbaby's parents do to help him get a good night's sleep? (3-6)
Sorcerer's Apprentice ($16.99) by Mary Jane Begin offers a new version of the tale of a girl who must spend her days cleaning rather than practicing magic. (3-6)
Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive ($15.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Karla Firehammer. Two cows take a wild ride in the farmer's car. (3-6)
Olive's Pirate Party ($15.99) by Roberta Baker, illus. by Debbie Tilley, shows what happens at Olive's party at her old aunt's house. (3-6)
Home to Me, Home to You ($15.99) by Jennifer Ericsson, illus. by Ashley Wolff, follows a day in the life of a mother and child who are separated by the mother's business trip. (3-6)
The Book of Boys (for Girls) & The Book of Girls (for Boys) ($15.99) by David T. Greenberg, illus. by Joy Allen, celebrates the differences between girls and boys. (6-9)
Tofu and T. rex ($15.99) by Greg Leitich Smith. A militant vegan and a diehard carnivore learn to cooperate. (8-12)
To Be Young in America ($19.99) by Sheila Cole offers a history of the American frontier. (8-12)
The Printer's Devil ($16.99) by Paul Bajoria. Set in London, this is a tale of crime and mistaken identities. (8-12)
Dustin Grubbs: One Man Show ($15.99) by John J. Bonk. The school play that Dustin is directing and starring in seems doomed to failure. (8-12)
Twilight ($17.99) by Stephenie Meyer relays the story of aa teenage girl and her vampire lover. (12-up)
The Foretelling ($16.99) by Alice Hoffman. A young warrior princess's destiny is tested by members of an all-female Amazon tribe. (15-up)
Just Being Me by Robie Harris, illus. by Nicole Hollander, issues I LOVE Messes! and I'm ALL Dressed! ($7.99 each, 3-6). Callahan Cousins adds Home Sweet Home by Elizabeth Doyle Carey, illus. by Donna Kae Nelson ($10.99, 8-12). Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan gains The Lake of Souls ($15.99, 12-up). And The Demonata debuts with Lord Loss by Darren Shan ($15.99, 15-up).
And Nobody Got Hurt! The World's Weirdest, Wackiest True Sports Stories ($7.99) by Len Berman recounts goofy moments in sports history. (8-12)
Arthur returns in Arthur Helps Out and Arthur and the Big Snow by Marc Brown ($3.99 each, 3-6). Brown's Postcards from Buster continues with Buster Catches a Wave, Buster and the Great Swamp and Buster Climbs the Walls ($3.99 each, hardcover $14.99, 6-9). Matt Christopher Legends in Sports welcomes Babe Ruth by Matt Christopher ($4.99, 8-12). Joining Explorers Wanted! are In the Himalayas, South Sea Islands and In the Desert by Simon Chapman ($5.99 each, 8-12). The Dating Game presents Can True Love Survive High School? by Natalie Standiford ($9.99, 12-up). Lisi Harrison's The Clique issues Invasion of the Boy Snatchers ($9.99, 12-up). Gossip Girl chatters on with Nothing Can Keep Us Together by Cecily von Ziegesar ($9.99, 15-up). The It Girl series, created by von Ziegesar, launches with The It Girl ($9.99, 15-up). And The A-List adds Back in Black by Zoey Dean ($9.99, 15-up).
Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo by Greg Leitich Smith, Almost Home by Nora Raleigh Baskin and A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass ($6.99 each, 12-up).
LITTLE, BROWN/LB KIDS
The Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun! The Write-It, Draw-It, Sculpt-It, Act-It Game-in-a-Book-in-a-Game ($19.99), illus. by Gary Baseman presents an activity book and game. (All ages)
ToddWorld presents Let's Play Together by Todd Parr ($9.99, 3-6); Lights Out, Todd! and Who's Your Best Friend? ($3.99 each, 3-6); and Welcome to ToddWorld and The Funny Book of Feelings ($6.99 each, 3-6).
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together ($16.99) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Michael Emberley, centers on 17 nursery rhyme characters. (3-6)
Jump Up! ($16.99) by Dan Zanes, illus. by Donald Saaf, illustrates the lyrics of this song. (3-6)
Otto Goes to School ($9.99) by Todd Parr describes Otto's first day of school. (3-6)
A City Christmas Tree ($15.99) by Rebecca Bond. Christmas trees line city streets in this story about family and celebrations. (3-6)
Sing-Along Stories chimes in with Sing-Along Stories 3 Boxed Set with CD by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($14.99, up to 3).
Board Book Reprints
The Best Friends Book and The Feelings Book by Todd Parr ($6.99 each, up to 3).
The Way to Slumbertown ($14.95) by L.M. Montgomery, illus. by Rachel Bédard. A new version of this poem. (3-8)
Stolen Voices ($9.95) by Ellen Dee Davidson. A teen living in a futuristic society must find her inner strength. (12-15)
What's Your Style adds Let's Party! by Alison Bell, illus. by Kun-Sung Chung ($14.95, 10-up).
I Am a Ballerina by Valerie Coulman, illus. by Sandra Lamb; ABC Letters in the Library by Bonnie Farmer, illus. by Chum McLeod; and Sink or Swim by Coulman, illus. by Rogé ($6.95 each, 3-8).
LONDON TOWN PRESS
The London Town Wild Life Series introduces The Secrets of Coral Reefs by Dwight Holing, A Colony of Seals and A Rainbow of Parrots by Vicki León and A Chorus of Frogs by Joni Hunt ($7.95 each, 10-up).
Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese ($14.95) by Frank Hollon, illus. by Elizabeth Dulemba. A girl gives chase after the cheese in her sandwich comes alive and dashes out the door. (3-8)
A Kiss for Lily ($12.95) by Lia Nirgad, illus. by Yossi Abolafia. A boy finds a way to climb up high enough to kiss a giraffe. (3-8)
Little Snowflake ($14.95) by Jani Lunablau, trans. by Melanie Mitchell. A small white animal discovers that he can be friends with the other zoo residents even though they are all different colors. (3-8)
MAPLE TREE PRESS
Funny Business: Clowning Around, Practical Jokes, Cool Comedy, Cartooning, and More... ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Helaine Becker, illus. by Claudia Dávila, offers tips for aspiring comedians and cartoonists. (8-12)
They Did What?! Your Guide to Weird and Wacky Things People Do ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Dave Whamond, examines history's fads, hoaxes, daredevils and urban legends. (8-12)
Planet Earth News Presents debuts with Nature Shockers by Keltie Thomas, illus. by Greg Hall ($16.95, paper $9.95, 8-12).
Blades, Boards, and Scooters by Keltie Thomas ($9.95, 8-14).
Cherished Thoughts with Love ($29.95) and 123, Shapes, Colors ($12.95) by Anne Geddes are new photography books. (4-up)
Notes to Fairy ($9.95) by Emma Niden and Lisa Finneran Niden is a fresh take on an old tale. (4-12)
A Baby's Work Is Never Done ($10.95) is a Rugrats comic strip collection. (4-10)
Picture Dictionary: A First See-and-Say Book and Alphabet: A First ABC Book ($8.95 each) by Felicia Law, illus. by Paula Knight, illustrate everyday words; and the alphabet. (1-3)
Get Inside debuts with The Jungle and The Sea ($18.95 each, 3-8). Classic Fairy Tales adds five titles ($7.95 each, 4-8). Bright Lights launches with Bible Stories and Enid Blyton Bedtime Story ($18.95 each, 8-14).
Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions ($16.95) by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly reveals the ways in which the concept of God can be expressed. (5-8)
More of the Best Holiday Crafts Ever! ($19.95) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm, presents 65 projects. (5-8)
Tsunami: Helping Each Other ($15.95) by Ann Morris, photos by Heidi Larson, focuses on a family in Thailand before and after the 2004 tsunami. (8-10)
MILK & COOKIES PRESS
Going Batty ($15.95) by Sylvie Auzary-Luton, illus. by Marjolein Pottie. A bat who tries to frighten some kids on Halloween ends up the one being scared. (4-8)
One Scary Night ($15.95) by Antoine Guilloppe is a wordless picture book that follows a boy being tracked by a wolf through the woods. (4-8)
Monkey Lost ($15.95) by Ed Heck. Eric's monkey gets lost in New York City. (4-8)
Shamoo: A Whale of a Cow ($15.95) by Ros Hill. A cow who yearns to swim tackles the ocean depths and befriends a six-ton whale. (4-8)
The Nine Lives of the Cat ($16.95) by Gerard Moncomble, illus. by Andrei Arinouchkine. A cat who lives eight lives is destined to be king in his ninth. (6-10)
MIRRORSTONE/WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Star Sisterz Young Readers Novels starts up with Bright Lights for Bella by Lana Perez and Rani and the Fashion Divas by Anjali Banerjee ($5.99 each, 8-12). Knights of the Silver Dragon continues with The Silver Spell by Banerjee, Key to the Griffon's Lair by Candice Ransom and Curse of the Lost Grove by Denise Graham ($5.99 each, 8-12). And Dragonlace: The New Adventures adds Wizard's Curse: Trinistyr Trilogy, Vol. 1 by Christina Woods and Crown of Thieves: Elidor Trilogy, Vol. 1 by Ree Soesbee ($5.99 each, 10-up).
MODERN/HONEY BEAR BOOKS
Chicken Fingers, Mac and Cheese... Why Do You Always Have to Say Please? ($14.99) by Wendy Rosen and Jackie End, illus. by Cheryl Bernstein. This tale of two siblings' restaurant adventure showcases the importance of good manners. (5-8)
Babar stars in six titles ($1.29-$3.99 each, 3-8 to 5-8).
Leopard Spots Learning presents Names of Our Father by Yvonne Riley, illus. by David Riley ($9.99, 5-8).
National Geographic Beginners World Atlas, Updated Ed. ($17.95) includes physical and political maps and photo-essays. (5-8)
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin ($17.95) by Cheryl Harness. Text and paintings examine Franklin's life. (7-up)
How Dinosaurs Took Flight ($17.95) by Christopher Sloan focuses on flying dinosaurs. (10-14)
American Heroes ($24.95) by Marfé Ferguson Delano profiles 50 individuals, including Sacajawea and John Glenn. (10-up)
Quilt of States ($19.95) by Adrienne Yorinks. Quilt art illustrates this book about how each state gained its statehood. (10-up)
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton ($6.95, 12-up).
The Way Home: A Princess Story ($16.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by Tristen Elwell. A princess falls under the spell of the Lowlanders. (All ages)
Bible for Me: Christmas ($9.99) by Andy Holmes, illus. by Ralph Voltz collects 12 stories about the first Christmas. (2-5)
The Christmas Story ($6.99). Tales from the International Children's Bible. (2-5)
In the Beginning ($17.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by James Kandt, retells the story of Creation. (3-7)
The Scarecrow and the Spider ($9.99) by Todd Aaron Smith. An unlikely pair learn the importance of friendship. (4-7)
A Wing and a Prayer ($14.99) by Franklin Graham. A tale about a boy who finds a new home, a new hope and new faith. (5-8)
The Horned Avenger: Battle Against Von Boredom! ($9.99) is a companion to the video game of the same name. (6-10)
The Door Within ($16.99) by Wayne Thomas Batson is the first book in a trilogy. (10-14)
My Little Bible Series adds My Little Bible, My Little Bible Promises and My Little Prayers, illus. by Stephanie Britt ($5.99, 2-5). Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends welcomes A Fruitcake Christmas by Max Lucado ($12.99, 4-7). Shaoey and Dot offers A Christmas Miracle by Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, illus. by Jim Chapman ($16.99, 4-7). The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle presents My Life as a Belching Baboon with Bad Breath by Bill Myers ($9.99, 8-12).
Andi's Journal releases Goodbye Coolsville, Hello Newtown! and New Places, Strange Faces by Tom Bancroft and Rob Corley ($9.99, 8-12)
Spider Riders continues with Quest of the Earthen by Patsy Cameron and Tedd Anasti with Stephen Sullivan ($5.99, 9-12).
Bottoms ($3.99) by Tanja Kirschner. Which bottom belongs to which animal? (1-up)
Aaron's Secret Message ($15.95) by Marcus Pfister. A star leads a boy to the stable on the first Christmas. (4-up)
Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas ($17.95) by Antonie Schneider, illus. by Maja Dusíková, collects tales about a little bear's journey to Bethlehem. (4-up)
Anna Aphid ($16.95) by Christine Goppel. An aphid leaves her green leaf to explore the world. (4-up)
Dreamflight ($16.95) by Brigitta Garcia López. Max's guardian angel teaches him how to fly. (4-up)
House for a Mouse ($15.95) by Jean-Côme Noguès, illus. by Anne Velghe. A young mouse ventures out into the world to find a home of her own. (4-up)
Little Donkey's Wish ($15.95) by Udo Weigelt, illus. by Pirkko Vainio. The smallest donkey's wish comes true when Santa chooses her to join his team. (4-up)
Rapunzel ($16.95) by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Dorothée Duntze, presents this classic with new art. (4-up)
Wish You Were Here ($15.95) by Moritz Petz, illus. by Quentin Gréban. Two separated animal pals count down the days until they see each other again. (4-up)
Ken's Great Adventure ($16.95) by Klaus Merz, illus. by Hannes Binder. Ken sets out on his scooter to explore the world. (6-up)
Title in SpanishFelipya y el dia de los muertos (Felipa and the Day of the Dead) by Birte Müller ($15.95, paper $6.95, 4-up).
Board Book in SpanishLa estrella de Navidad (The Christmas Star) by Marcus Pfister ($6.95, 2-up).
Felipa and the Day of the Dead by Birte Müller ($6.95, 4-up).
Ant, Ant, Ant! (An Insect Chant) ($15.95) by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Trip Park, is a follow-up to Trout, Trout, Trout! (A Fish Chant). (5-8)
Good Morning, Little Polar Bear ($15.95) by Carol Votaw, illus. by Susan Banta, introduces 13 Arctic animal babies. (5-8)
You Can Count adds two titles by David Brooks ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Wild Ones welcomes Zebras and Giraffes by Jill Anderson ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 3-6). Our Wild World gains Birds of Prey ($16.95, 7-10). And Kids' FAQs releases Animal Giants: What Kids Really Want to Know About Giant Animals ($10.95, paper $7.95, 8-11).
Puppies on Board ($17.95) by Sarah Harvey, illus. by Rose Cowles. How many puppies does it take to capsize a boat? (4-8)
Mrs. Goodhearth and the Gargoyle ($17.95) by Lena Coakley, illus. by Wendy Bailey, tells of the friendship between a woman and a stone gargoyle. (4-8)
Frosty Is a Stupid Name ($17.95) by Troy Wilson, illus. by Dean Griffiths. Jenny's snowman comes to life. (4-8)
Ben's Big Dig ($17.95) by Daniel Wakeman, illus. by Dirk van Stralen. In this wordless picture book, a boy takes a midnight journey through the center of the earth. (4-8)
Peek a Little Boo ($17.95) by Sheree Fitch, illus. by Laura Watson, is an alphabet book featuring 26 babies and toddlers from all over the world. (4-8)
Orca Echoes offers seven new titles ($4.99 each, 6-8 to 7-9). Orca Young Readers presents eight new titles ($5.95 each, 7-11 to 8-11). Joining Orca Currents are Flower Power by Ann Walsh, Wired by Sigmund Brouwer, Spoiled Rotten by Dayle Campbell Gaetz and Sudden Impact by Lesley Choyce ($7.95 each, 10-up). And Orca Soundings adds Home Invasion by Monique Polak, Breathless by Pam Withers, Snitch by Norah McClintock and The Yellow Line by Sylvia Olsen ($7.95 each, 12-up).
Dog House Blues ($6.95) by Jacqueline Pearce. Erika loves her dogs, but hates being called "Dog-Girl." (8-12)
Alberta Alibi ($6.95) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz. When Sheila returns to her father's ranch she learns he is in deep trouble. (8-12)
Summer of the Spotted Owl ($6.95) by Melanie Jackson. Can Dinah protect the spotted owl from unscrupulous developers? (8-12)
The Bonemender ($7.95) by Holly Bennett. Gabrielle must use her talents as a healer on the battlefield. (10-up)
A Kind of Courage ($12) by Colleen Heffernan. During WWI, Hattie learns there are many kinds of courage. (12-up)
Red Sea ($8.95) by Diane Tullson. Alone on a hostile sea, Libby struggles to survive. (12-up)
The Summer of Magic continues with Heart of the Hill by Andrea Spalding ($7.95, 8-12).
Camels Always Do by Lynn Manuel, illus. by Kasia Charko; and Perfect Man by Troy Wilson, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($7.95 each, 4-8).
One Christmas in Lunenburg ($16.95) by Amy Bennet, illus. by Don Kilby. Is a legend that animals can speak on Christmas Eve true? (3-7)
Formac First Novels gains Morgan Makes a Deal by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin; Lilly's Special Gift by Brenda Bellingham, illus. by Clarke MacDonald; and Robyn's Party-in-the-Park by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Yvonne Cathcart ($3.99 each, 6-9).
ORCA/SECOND STORY PRESS
Where's Mom's Hair?: A Family's Journey Through Cancer ($10.95) by Debbie Watters with Haydn and Emmett Watters, photos by Sophie Hogan, reveals the impact cancer has on a family. (6-up)
Daughters of the Ark ($10.95) by Anna Morgan. Two girls, separated in time by thousands of years, are forced to make a dangerous journey to an unknown land. (10-up)
Women's Hall of Fame greets Extraordinary Women Explorers by Frances Rooney ($7.95, 9-13).
The Secret Pony ($6.95) by Julie White. Kirsty's got a big, four-legged secret. (8-12)
White Girl ($8.95) by Sylvia Olsen. Jessie finds a new life on the reservation. (12-up)
When Grownups Play at War ($9.95) by Ilona Flutsztejn-Gruda is a memoir of a Polish-Jewish girl during WWII. (12-up)
Something Shiny, Something Round ($14.99) by Julie Goulis, illus. by John Ferguson. A boy and his pals use their imaginations to turn a hubcap into adventures. (3-7)
Don't Play with Your Food! ($14.99) by Brian Rock presents food-related rhymes. (4-8)
Piggies ($14.99) by Brian Rock, illus. by Kate Hudnall, offers a new spin on a familiar nursery rhyme. (4-8)
PARKLANE/RIP SQUEAK PRESS
Rip Squeak and His Friends and The Treasure ($14.99 each) by Susan-Yost Filgate, illus. by Leonard Filgate. The adventures of a mouse and his friends. (3-7)
PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA
My Christmas Picture Book ($5.95) by Virginia Helen Richards and D. Thomas Halpin, is a board book depicting the Nativity. (2-4)
The Story of Creation ($12.95), trans. by Mary Nazarene Prestofillipo, illus. by Lorella Flamini. This board book focuses on the creation story. (3-6)
O Holy Night: The First Christmas ($14.95) by Makoto Yamamoto, illus. by Wakako Moritsu, describes the first Christmas. (5-8)
Holy Friends: Thirty Saints and Blesseds of the Americas ($19.95) by Diana Amadeo, illus. by Irina Lombardo with Augusta Curreli, profiles 30 individuals. (8-10)
A Christmas Interview ($7.95) by Father Yoshitaka Yoshiike, illus. by Fujio Tsuchiya. Two children travel back in time to interview participants in the first Christmas. (5-8)
PEACE HILL PRESS
Who in the World? adds Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?The Story of Johannes Gutenberg by Robert Beckham and Who in the World Was the Unready King?The Story of Ethelred by Connie Clark, both illus. by Jed Mickle ($9.50 each, 5-9). And The Story of the World releases The Story of the World, Vol. 4 Activity Book by Susan Wise Bauer ($32.95, 9-12).
Little Rabbit Runaway ($15.95) by Harry Horse. Little Rabbit runs away and finds his way back home. (2-6)
Ten in the Den ($15.95) by John Butler. Baby animals count down to bedtime. (2-6)
Old Tom, Man of Mystery ($16.95) by Leigh Hobbs. A cat and his owner play a cat-and-mouse game. (4-8)
A Thump from Upstairs ($15.95) by Richard Keep. Set in a Victorian mansion, this mystery stars Mr. Boo and his cat. (4-8)
Anna's Blizzard ($12.95) by Alison Hart, illus. by Paul Bachem. Anna and her horse lead school children to safety during a Nebraska blizzard. (7-10)
Board Book Reprints
Little Rabbit Lost by Harry Horse ($9.95, 2-6); and Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? by John Butler ($6.95, 2-6).
Death Mountain ($15.95) by Sherry Shahan. After being stranded by an electrical storm, two teenage girls struggle to survive. (10-14)
Shadow of a Doubt by S.L. Rottman ($7.95, 12-16).
The Coastwatcher ($14.95) by Elise Weston. During WWII, Hugh is convinced that the enemy is invading the South Carolina coast. (8-12)
Dog Sense ($14.95) by Sneed B. Collard III. A Border collie helps Guy cope with bullies and unfamiliar turf after he moves to Montana. (8-12)
My Brother's Hero by Adrian Fogelin ($6.95, 8-12).
Phil and His Fabulous Feathers ($15.95) by Frank Blazek, illus. by Wes Thomas. Phil butts beaks with the dirty duck Rockheads. (5-8)
Kissimee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter ($15.95) by Jan Day, illus. by Janeen Mason. A Florida cowboy encounters gators, bad weather and other surprises. (5-8)
Daniel Boone: Trailblazer ($15.95) by Nancy Kelly Allen, illus. by Joan Waites, focuses on this frontiersman. (5-8)
Catherine the Great and Her Teatime Tagalongs ($15.95) by Karen Swensen, illus. by Kelly Kirkman. Catherine takes tea with her stuffed animal companions. (5-8)
Santa's Revenge ($15.95) by James Rice. Santa gets back at Rice for creating his variations on "The Night Before Christmas." (5-8)
Bluebonnet at the East Texas Oil Museum ($15.95) by Mary Brooke Casad, illus. by Benjamin Vincent. This armadillo returns for an adventure in "Boomtown U.S.A." (5-8)
The Battle of New Orleans: The Drummer's Story ($15.95) by Freddi Williams Evans, illus. by Emile Henriquez, is a rhyming tale about Jordan Noble, Gen. Andrew Jackson's drummer. (5-8)
Warlord's adds The Warlord's Messengers by Virginia Walton Pilegard, illus. by Nicholas Debon ($15.95, 9-12).
The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z ($7.95) by Laura Crawford, illus. by Judith Hierstein, is an alphabet book based on the Pilgrims' story. (5-8)
Wormwood by G.P. Taylor ($7.99, 12-up); and The Safe-Keeper's Secret by Sharon Shinn and Waters Luminous and Deep: Shorter Fiction by Meredith Ann Pierce ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Silent Night, Holy Night ($16.99) by Werner Thuswaldner, illus. by Robert Ingpen, recounts the history of this carol. (All ages)
The Night Before Christmas ($15.99) by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger, sets this poem in a Victorian townhouse. (All ages)
The Little Match Girl ($18.99) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Kveta Pacovska, gives this classic tale a modern setting. (All ages)
Moondog ($14.99) by John A. Rowe. Moondog saves his moon from real estate greedy earthlings. (2-up)
Fritz's Fish ($15.99) by Geraldine Elschner, illus. by Daniela Bunge. A boy must make a tough decision when he discovers that his pet fish is unhappy in his environment. (4-up)
One for All—All for One ($14.99) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet. Mouse, Frog and Mole meet their own challenges and help Hedgehog overcome his fears. (4-up)
What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night? ($14.99) by Bruno Hächler, illus. by Birte Müller, is a follow-up to What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? (4-up)
Mermaid Park ($16.99) by Beth Mayall. A teen discovers secrets about herself and her family during a life-changing summer. (12-up)
Bloodline ($16.99) by Kate Cary is a follow-up to the classic Dracula tale, set during WWI. (12-up)
M or F? ($16.99) by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. A girl and her gay best friend fall for the same guy in this tale of mistaken identities online. (12-up)
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet ($16.99) by Lola Douglas. A teen star attempts to spend a year as a normal teen in Middle America. (12-up)
Teach Me ($16.99) by R.A. Nelson. This first novel tells of a teen's love affair with her teacher. (14-up)
Peeps ($16.99) by Scott Westerfeld. A college freshman hunts down vampires. (14-up)
Catch ($7.99) by Will Leitch. A relationship with an older woman gives a boy the courage to be more than he ever dreamed. (12-up)
The Anti-Valentine's Day Handbook ($5.99) by J. More aims to help the lovelorn survive this holiday. (12-up)
Wright and Wong adds The Case of the Trail Mix-Up and The Case of the Slippery Soap Star by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz ($5.99 each, 10-up). Balefire debuts with A Chalice of Wind, A Circle of Ashes and A Feather of Stone by Cate Tiernan ($5.99 each, 12-up). And The Hollow offers Drowned and Mischief by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore ($5.99 each, 12-up).
So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld ($7.99, 12-up); and The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson ($7.99, 14-up).
Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator ($10.99) by Jennifer Allison. Gilda uncovers the family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking her family's home. (10-up)
From Charlie's Point of View ($10.99) by Richard Scrimger. When Charlie's father is falsely accused of robbing a bank, the boy sets out to solve the mystery with the help of his best friends and guardian angel. (10-up)
S.A.S.S.: Students Across the Seven Seas issues Spain or Shine by Michelle Jellen and Pardon My French by Cathy Hapka ($6.99 each, 12-up).
Grasslands by Debra Seely ($6.99, 10-up); Names Will Never Hurt Me by Jamie Adoff and Emako Blue by Brenda Woods ($5.99 each, 12-up); and The Song of an Innocent Bystander by Ian Bone ($6.99, 14-up).
The Secret of Me ($17.95) by Meg Kearney. Lizzie's poems reveal her quest to discover her place in her adoptive family. (12-up)
Outside Rules: Short Stories About Nonconformist Youth ($9.95), ed. by Claire Robson, collects 14 tales. (12-up)
A Apple Pie ($16.99) by Gennady Spirin presents this alphabet rhyme with new art. (All ages)
The Little Engine That Could ($17.99, collector's ed. $100) by Watty Piper, illus. by Loren Long, is a newly illustrated version of this story. (3-up)
You Are My Miracle ($15.99) by Maryann Cusimano Love, illus. by Satomi Ichikawa, celebrates the time spent between parent and child at Christmas. (3-up)
Emma Kate ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco shows that there is more to Emma Kate's imaginary friend than meets the eye. (3-up)
So You Want to Be an Explorer? ($16.99) by Judith St. George, illus. by David Small. The creators of So You Want to Be President? focus on explorers. (5-up)
Goha the Wise Fool ($16.99) by Denys Johnson-Davies, illus. by Hag Hamdy and Hany. Tapestries created by tent makers illustrate tales that have been passed down for centuries in the Middle East. (5-up)
Mrs. Wishy-Washy is back in Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller ($15.99, 2-up). The Diamond Brothers return in South by Southeast by Anthony Horowitz ($16.99, 9-up). Brian Jacques's High Rhulain is the latest Redwall novel ($23.99, 10-up). And The Great Tree of Avalon adds Shadows on the Stars by T.A. Barron ($19.99, 10-up).
The Redwall Cookbook ($24.99) by Brian Jacques, illus. by Christopher Denise, collects Redwall recipes. (8-up)
PIGGY TOES PRESS
I Want to Potty ($9.95) by Izzy Neis, illus. by Susie Shakir. Mac wants to learn how to use the potty. (2-up)
Space Craze: Blast Off! A Numbers Book, Shapes in Space: A Shapes Book, Shining Stars: A Colors Book and U, F & O... Where Did They Go?: An Alphabet Book ($6.95 each) by Alise Robinson, illus. by Carin Reich, are lift-the-flap concept books. (2-up)
When I Grow Up ($10.95) by Claudine Gévry is a touch-and-feel book that encourages children to imagine what they will do when they grow up. (2-up)
Beetle Bug's Party ($10.95) by Dorothea DePrisco, illus. by Jo Parry. Fireworks lead the way to a party. (3-up)
Curious Kitties ($9.95) by Sam McKendry, illus. by Melanie Mitchell, is a counting tale. (3-up)
Eency Weency Spider ($10.95), illus. by Claudia Rueda, includes a musical sound chip. (3-up)
Fairytale Mix-Up ($10.95) by Jane Smith, illus. by Jackie Raynor, mixes and matches the tops and bottoms of pop-up fairy tale characters. (3-up)
The Good Knight Night Book ($9.95) by Beth Engelman Berner, illus. by Jenna Riggs, features picture riddles and glow-in-the-dark answers. (3-up)
Pop Goes the Weasel ($12.95) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Christopher Gaisey. This pop-up tale about a mischievous weasel includes a musical sound chip. (3-up)
Postcards from Kitty ($9.95) by Margaret Wang, illus. by Pattie Silver. Kitty travels around the world in this lift-the-flap tale. (3-up)
Superhero Detectives ($10.95) by Beth Engleman Berner, illus. by Jenna Riggs, features lift-the-flap clues. (3-up)
Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?: Mini Ed. ($4.95) by Christine Schneider. Children can count the disappearing plastic cookies. (3-up)
All the Ways I Love You: Mini Ed. ($4.95) by Julie Downing. Pop-up animal parents and babies express their love. (3-up)
My Pop-Up Nursery Rhymes: Mini Ed. ($4.95) by Rob Hefferan offers pop-up versions of classic rhymes. (3-up)
The Masai People of East Africa ($16.95) by George Piwang is the story of this unusual nomadic tribe. (8-12)
Joseph Bonaparte in America ($16.95) by Joyce Segal tells of the adventures of this man during his exile in New Jersey during the Napoleonic Wars. (8-12)
Little Crow to the Rescue/El cuervito al rescate ($14.95) by Victor Villaseñor, trans. by Elizabeth Cummins, illus. by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara. Little Crow has an idea that might save all the crows. (3-7)
Mis papitos: Héroes de la cosecha/My Parents: Heroes of the Harvest ($14.95) by Samuel Caraballo, illus. by Obed Gómez. In this bilingual story, a boy pays tribute to his parents. (3-7)
Pepita Packs Up/Pepita empaca ($14.95) by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Alex Pardo DeLange. Pepita must move from her beloved home to a new one in this bilingual tale. (3-7)
The American Girls Collection offers The American Girls Art Studio: Felicity, illus. by Susan Walsh ($14.95, 7-up); Very Funny, Elizabeth! by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($12.95, paper $6.95, 8-up); The American Girls Holiday Treasury by Tripp et al., illus. by Andreasen et al. ($34.95, 8-up); and Kaya's Story Collection by Shaw, illus. by Bill Farnsworth; Felicity's Story Collection by Tripp, illus. by Andreasen; Josefina's Story Collection by Tripp, illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles; Kirsten's Story Collection by Shaw, illus. by Renée Graef; Addy's Story Collection by Porter, illus. by Dahl Taylor; Samantha's Story Collection by Tripp, illus. by Andreasen; Kit's Story Collection by Tripp, illus. by Walter Rane; and Molly's Story Collection by Tripp, illus. by Backes ($29.95 each, 8-up).
American Girl Advice & Activity Books presents Scrapbook Studio, illus. by Casey Lukatz; and Girl Talk: Games to get the gab going—at home, at school, or anywhere girls go!, illus. by Ali Douglass ($17.95 each, 8-up); and My Spin on Life Diary, ed. by Stacy Peterson ($12.95, 8-up).
The American Girls Collection adds four books: Felicity's Paper Dolls, The American Girls Quiz Book, Pencil Play 2 and Lights! Camera! Felicity!: The Making of the Felicity Movie. New Coconut titles are Card Making Kit, illus. by Casey Lukatz ($9.95, 8-up); and Top-Secret Code Book, illus. by Lukatz ($5.95, 8-up).
Joining American Girl Advice & Activity Books are Real Spirit by Elizabeth Chobanian, illus. by Carol Yoshizumi; Tear Up This Book! by Keri Smith; A Smart Girl's Guide to Manners by Nancy Holyoke, illus. by Cathi Mingus ($9.95 each, 8-up); and The Pop Quiz Book: Tons of Trivia! by Shannon Seip, illus. by Lauren Sheuer ($7.95, 8-up).
Nicky the Jazz Cat returns in Baby Cat Nicky 123 by Carol Friedman ($7.95, 2-up).
Mine & Yours: Human Rights for Kids ($8.95) by Joy Berry, illus. by Nicole Richardson, explains children's rights and how to assert them responsibly. (8-up)
PRICE STERN SLOAN
A Very Shiny Christmas ($6.99), illus. by Debbie Guy-Christiansen, presents holiday images. (2-4)
School Bus and Fire Truck ($5.99 each) by Salina Yoon are pull-slide board books. (2-5)
Five Spooky Ghosts and Five Silly Turkeys ($5.99 each) by Salina Yoon are holiday counting books. (2-5)
Rub-a-Dub-Dub: 3 Pigs in a Tub ($7.99) by Charles Reasoner is a rhyming die-cut board book. (2-6)
Angel, Reindeer, Santa Claus and Toys ($3.99 each) by Salina Yoon are holiday books that double as ornaments. (3-5)
The Turkey Ball ($6.99) by David Steinberg, illus. by Liz Conrad. Turkeys prepare for a ball. (3-6)
Crazy Games: Texas Hold 'Em: Book and Game Set ($12.95) by Jon Tremaine outlines the rules and strategies of this game. (8-10)
Kyla May Miss. Behaves by Kyla May presents two titles ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-19).
Class Picture Day ($6.99) by Wendy Wax, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, is an interactive storybook and photo album. (4-7)
Mad Libs, created by Roger Price and Leonard Stern, adds four titles ($3.99 each, all ages); and Mad Libs Junior has three additions ($3.99 each, 5-8). And Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit releases four movie tie-ins ($3.99-$4.99 each, 8-10).
(Enfield Books, dist.)
Lebanon 1,2,3 ($19.95) by Marijean Boueri, illus. by Mona Trad Dabaji. This story of a typical Lebanese day is told in French, English and Arabic. (2-6)
Don't Slam the Door! ($19.95) by Holly Green, illus. by Sarah Chamberlin Scott, reveals how four children remedy a slamming screen door at their grandfather's cabin. (4-7)
Max the Dump Truck: A Snowy Day ($19.95) by Michelle Chase. Max helps others as he enjoys a snowy day. (4-7)
Lebanon from A to Z ($19.95) by Marijean Boueri, Jill Boutros and Joanne Sayad, illus. by Tatiana Sabbagh, explains how Lebanon contributed the alphabet to civilization. (8-12)
Stories from Falmac Farm ($14.95) by Karen Falcone, illus. by Barbara Frake, compiles tales about a New Hampshire farm. (4-8)
An Exeter Alphabet ($14.95) by Lauren Gagnon offers rhymes and photos of Exeter, N.H. (4-8)
An American Flag for Their Father ($14.95) by Annmarie Hickey Georgopolis, illus. by Susan Spellman. Two children want to present their father with a large flag when he returns from the war in Iraq. (8-10)
Puffin Graphics issues MacBeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Arthur Byron Cover, illus. by Tony Leonard Tamai; Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted and illus. by Tim Hamilton; and The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted and illus. by Michael Cavallaro ($9.99 each, 8-up).
Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith ($5.99, all ages); So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith S. George, illus. by David Small ($6.99, all ages); Froggy's Baby Sister by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($5.99, 2-up); Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman; and Ten Little Mummies: An Egyptian Counting Book by Philip Yates, illus. by G. Brian Karas ($6.99 each, 3-up); My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza ($5.99, 3-up); Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook and An Elf for Christmas by Michael Garland; Teacher Appreciation Day by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Thor Wickstrom ($6.99 each, 4-up); and Sweet Briar Goes to School by Karma Wilson, illus. by LeUyen Pham; Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol by James Warhola; When the Chickens Went on Strike: A Rosh Hashanah Tale, adapted by Erica Silverman from a tale by Sholom Aleichem, illus. by Matthew Trueman; One Winter's Night by John Herman, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon; Jag by LeAnn Rimes, story developed by Dean Sheremet, illus. by Richard Bernal; Turtle's Race with Beaver by Joseph and James Bruchac, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Steven Kellogg; Sherman Crunchley by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, illus. by Tim Bowers; and Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox, illus. by Lydia Monks ($5.99 each, 4-up).
Also, Almost Late to School: And More School Poems by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Paul Meisel; and The Hired Hand by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Jerry Pinkney ($6.99 each, 5-up); Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry by Bebe Moore Campbell, illus. by E.B. Lewis ($5.99, 5-up); Snowed In with Grandmother Silk by Carol Fenner, illus. by Amanda Harvey ($6.99, 7-up); Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Ansel Pitcairn ($11.99, 7-up); 101 Ways to Bug Your Teachers by Lee Wardlaw; The Haunting of Granite Falls by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes; Wild Boy: A Tale of Rowan Hood by Nancy Springer; and Ophie Out of Oz by Kathleen O'Dell ($5.99 each, 8-up); Lionboy: The Chase by Zizou Corder ($6.99, 8-up); Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy and How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller by Julia DeVillers ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Travel Team by Mike Lupica ($6.99, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Puffin Easy-to-Read offers Turkey Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Kristin Sorra ($3.99, 5-up). Amber Brown reprints Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger, illus. by Tony Ross ($3.99, 5-up). Young Cam Jansen presents Young Cam Jansen and the New Girl Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($3.99, 5-up). Cam Jansen adds Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery by Adler, illus. by Natti ($3.99, 7-up). Horrible Harry returns in Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($3.99, 7-up). Puffin Modern Classics reprints Homer Price by Robert McCloskey ($5.99, 8-up). Winning Season continues with Fast Company by Rich Wallace ($4.99, 8-up). And Roman Mysteries gains The Dolphins of Laurentum by Caroline Lawrence ($5.99 each, 8-up).
PURPLE HOUSE PRESS
The Surprise Doll ($15) by Morrell Gipson, illus. by Steffie Lerch. First published in 1949, this is the story of a girl who gets a surprise when she visits the dollmaker. (3-7)
The Flying Hockey Stick ($18.95) by Jolly Roger Bradfield. Can Barnaby Jones turn some power cords, an electrical fan and a hockey stick into a flying machine? (3-8)
The Mad Scientists' Club adds The Big Chunk of Ice by Bertrand Brinley, illus. by Charles Geer ($17.95, 8-12).
Tomie's Mother Goose Flies Again ($7.99) by Tomie dePaola is a board book presenting nursery rhymes. (1-up)
Angels, Angels Everywhere ($14.99) by Tomie dePaola. Fresco-style art introduces "angels" who help kids during a typical day. (1-up)
Timothy Tugbottom Says No! ($15.99) by Anne Tyler, illus. by Mitra Modarressi. Timothy knows what he likes—and what he doesn't. (2-up)
It's All About ME! ($16.99) by Nancy Cote introduces a child who feels threatened when he learns he has a baby brother on the way. (1-up)
The Ugly Pumpkin ($15.99) by Dave Horowitz. An ugly, unwanted pumpkin finally discovers where he belongs. (4-up)
Honey... Honey... Lion! A Story from Africa ($16.99) by Jan Brett. A bird leads a selfish badger on a chase through the African plains. (4-up)
Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup ($16.99) by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs, illus. by Michael Hays, packages this story with a CD featuring Seeger singing a new song. (4-up)
What Star Is This? ($15.99) by Joseph Slate, illus. by Alison Jay, tells of the magical light that guided the Wise Men to Bethlehem. (4-up)
The Dog Who Cried Wolf ($15.99) by Keiko Kasza. A dog runs away after realizing that being a good dog seems boring compared to being a wolf. (4-up)
Peace One Day ($16.99) by Jeremy Gilley, illus. by Karen Blessen, reveals how Gilley convinced world leaders to establish the annual World Peace Day. (5-up)
Show Way ($16.99) by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Hudson Talbott. The author tells how her ancestors in the days of slavery created quilts with secret meanings that led to freedom. (5-up)
Groundhog Gets a Say ($15.99) as told to Pamela Curtis Swallow, illus. by Denise Brunkus. A proud groundhog gets a chance to speak his mind. (5-up)
The Fire ($16.99) by Annette Griessman, illus. by Leonid Gore. As firefighters battle a fire in Maria's home, her mother reminds her of all that the family still has. (5-up)
The 7 Professors of the Far North ($14.99) by John Fardell. Three kids' vacation turns into a life-or-death rescue mission that will determine the fate of the world. (9-up)
Traitor ($15.99) by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby. Danny finds himself on the run after he launches a search for the grandfather he's never met, an army hero and traitor. (12-up)
Eric Hill's Spot is back in Spot's Christmas Book and Toy Package ($15.99, 1-up); Who's There, Spot? ($12.99, 1-up); and Spot's First Walk Board Book ($6.99, 1-up). And A Is for Amber Books presents Orange You Glad It's Halloween, Amber Brown? by Paula Danziger, illus. by Tony Ross ($13.99, 5-up).
Board Book in Spanish10 minutos y a la cama (10 Minutes Till Bedtime) by Peggy Rathmann ($7.99, all ages).
The Cure for Crushes (and Other Deadly Plagues) ($6.95) by Karen Rivers. Haley develops multiple crushes on boys in this sequel to Healing Time of Hickeys. (14-up)
Look Who's Talking! At the Zoo ($7.99) by Daniel Tepper, illus. by Valeria Petrone, is an animal sound book with die-cut holes. (up to 3)
One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish ($7.99) by Dr. Seuss is a counting board book. (up to 3)
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet ($8.99) by Dr. Seuss is a touch-and-feel book. (up to 3)
Red Fish, Blue Fish, Old Fish, New Fish ($8.99) is a bath book with removable fish. (up to 3)
Animal Alphabet ($7.99) by Kara McMahon, illus. by Christopher Moroney, is an alphabetical roundup of animals. (up to 4)
Firefighters! ($4.99) by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Mary Beth Nelson, photos by John Barret. Elmo explains what firefighters do. (2-4)
The City Sings a Song! and Monsters Munch Lunch! ($8.99 each) by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Louis Womble. In these tales, Elmo and Zoe listen to the sounds of the city; and help prepare a feast for hungry Muppet monsters. (2-5)
Stop 'n' Go Safety ($8.99) by Kara McMahon, illus. by Joe Mathieu. Elmo teaches basic safety lessons. (2-5)
Follow That Fly! ($8.99) by Mike McClintock, illus. by Fritz Siebel, is an interactive adaptation of A Fly Went By. (2-6)
The Knee Book ($8.99) by Graham Tether focuses on knees. (2-6)
Thomas the Tank Engine Story Collection ($29.95) by the Rev. W. Awdry compiles more than 55 tales. (2-7)
Elmo's Breakfast Bingo and Get Moving with Grover ($6.95 each) by Louis Womble are tales starring these characters. (3-5)
The Best Time to Read ($14.95) by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom, illus. by Michael Garland. The boy introduced in The Best Place to Read searches for someone to read to. (3-7)
The Spooky Smells of Halloween ($8.99) by Mary Man-Kong is a tale celebrating this holiday. (3-7)
Sam Katz on the Loose! ($14.95) by Frank Radice and Vida Radice, illus. by Charles Fazzino. This story of a curious cat is illustrated with three-dimensional art. (3-7)
Thomas the Tank Engine Anniversary Ed. ($9.95) by the Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by G. Reginald Dalby, offers the original collection of Thomas stories in a larger format. (3-7)
James and the Red Balloon Book and CD ($9.95) by the Rev. W. Awdry includes three tales and a CD with music and narration. (3-7)
Dr. Seuss Pops Up! ($24.95) by Dr. Seuss is a pop-up book featuring seven classic stories. (3-8)
Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner ($16.95) by Charles Santore. A mother pig and her piglets encounter a wolf in the woods. (4-8)
Pinky Dinky Doo: Back to School Is Cool! ($12.95) by Jim Jinkins. A girl tells her brother a story to calm his back-to-school jitters. (6-8)
Whittington ($14.95) by Alan Armstrong, illus. by S.D. Schindler. A cat tells animals living in a barn the story of his legendary ancestor. (8-12)
The Misadventures of Maude March ($15.95) by Audrey Couloumbis centers on two orphaned sisters who become outlaws by accident. (10-14)
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength ($17.95), compiled by Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman, collects fantasy and science fiction tales. (12-up)
Thomas & Friends by the Rev. W. Awdry adds Engines & Animals, illus. by Josie Yee ($4.99, 2-5); Railway Rhymes, illus. by Richard Courtney ($11.99, 2-7); Calling All Engines, illus. by Courtney ($3.99 paper, 3-6); and Going Places, illus. by Yee ($11.95, 3-7). The Berenstain Bears return in The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room Book and CD by Stan and Jan Berenstain ($9.95, 3-7). And The Five Ancestors adds Monkey by Jeff Stone ($15.95, 10-up). Step into Reading adds 13 titles ($3.99 each, 4-7 to 7-9). Joining Junie B., First Grader is Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (p.s. so does May) ($11.95, 6-9) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (6-8). Stepping Stone Books has 13 additions ($3.99-$11.95 each, 6-8 to 8-12). Magic Tree House offers Research Guide: Pilgrims by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ($4.99, 6-9).
Junie B., First Grader: Boo…and I MEAN It! ($3.99. 6-8) and Hear That Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World by Milton Meltzer ($8.95, 11-up); and Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce ($8.95, 12-up).
Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History ($17.95) by Bryn Barnard documents historic epidemics of various diseases. (8-12)
The Magic Nation Thing ($15.95) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder is a tale of a sensible girl who is able to do certain things others can't do. (8-12)
Nicky Deuce ($15.95) by Steve Schirripa and Charles Fleming. Visiting Brooklyn, Nicholas finds that his feelings about that city and his family change after tasting his grandmother's meatballs. (8-12)
The Second Life of Linus Hoppe ($15.95) by Anne-Laure Bondoux, trans. by Catherine Temerson. Working on a factory assembly line, Linus must regain hope and the will to fight for his freedom. (8-12)
The Secret Apartment ($14.95) by Natalie Fast. After they see something in the window of a neighboring building, two girls must save the day. (8-12)
Befiddled ($15.95) by Pedro de Alcantara. The handyman in Becky's building teaches her how to become a musician—and a friend. (8-12)
The Trouble Begins ($14.95) by Linda Himelblau. A boy who can't seem to fit in anywhere calls upon his inner strength. (8-12)
Rogmasher Rampage ($10.95) by Mark Crilley is a novel about a boy on a mission. (9-12)
Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett ($15.95) by Colin Bateman. Eddie has three days to find a stolen head. (9-12)
Home Is East ($15.95) by Many Ly. After her mother leaves, a Cambodian girl living in America learns to deal with her father's sadness. (10-up)
The Power of One ($15.95) by Bryce Courtenay. On a journey through apartheid South Africa, a boy obtains mystical powers. (10-up)
Girl, (Nearly) 16: Absolute Torture ($15.95) by Sue Limb. Jess has the perfect summer planned—until her maddening mum steps in. (10-up)
The Cannibals ($15.95) by Iain Lawrence. After he escapes overboard on the way to Australia to serve time for a murder he didn't commit, Tom Tin encounters cannibals. (12-14)
Devil's Footsteps ($15.95) by E.E. Richardson. Someone or something is after the kids in the neighborhood. (12-up)
The Queen of Second Place ($15.95) by Laura Peyton Roberts. No matter how hard she tries, Cassie is always second best. (12-up)
Rebel Angels ($16.95) by Libba Bray. This companion to A Great and Terrible Beauty is set in 1895 London. (12-up)
Chloe Lieberman (Sometimes Wong) ($15.95) by Carrie Rosten. A high-school senior dreams about attending design school in London. (12-up)
Code Orange ($15.95) by Caroline B. Cooney. This thriller tells of a virus with the potential to kill the population of New York City. (12-up)
Falcondance ($14.95) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. A falcon who is the son of two exiles returns to his island homeland. (12-up)
Lady Ilena: Way of the Warrior ($15.95) by Patricia Malone. When she falters under attack, a warrior must leave her people until she proves herself worthy to be their leader. (12-up)
Looking for Lucy Buick ($15.95) by Rita Murphy. A teenager whose adoptive family found her as a baby in the backseat of a car flees town. (12-up)
Ball Don't Lie ($16.95) by Matt de la Peña. This novel about a boy who can do anything if he puts his mind to it takes place where the street and the court meet. (14-up)
Anyone But You ($15.95) by Lara Zeises. Seattle's father, who took off six years earlier, unexpectedly returns. (14-up)
Mostly Ghostly gains Let's Get This Party Haunted! and Freaks and Shrieks by R.L. Stine ($6.95 each, 7-10). The Lady Grace Mysteries adds Deception by Lady Grace Cavendish ($7.95, 8-12). Boys Rock! joins Boy-Girl Battle by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($15.95, 9-12). Harriet the Spy returns in Harriet the Spy, Double Agent by Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold ($15.95, 10-up). And Angels in Pink continues with Holly's Story by Lurlene McDaniel ($10.95, 12-up).
Two Plays ($12.95) by David Almond presents two plays, including a dramatization of the novel, Skellig. (8-12)
Confessions of a Boyfriend Stealer ($7.95) by Robynn Clairday. Genesis steals both of her best friends' boyfriends. (12-up)
The Nannies ($8.95) by Melody Mayer introduces Hollywood nannies. (14-up)
Taylor Five by Anne Halam and Brian's Hunt by Gary Paulsen ($5.99 each, 10-up); Ostrich Eye by Beth Cooley, See You Down the Road by Kim Ablon Whitney, Vampire High by Douglas Rees, Tending to Grace by Kimberly Newton Fusco, Jingle Boy by Kieran Scott, Losing Is Not an Option by Rich Wallace, Contents Under Pressure by Lara Zeises, Devil on My Heels by Joyce McDonald, Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff, A Heart Divided by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld and The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff ($5.99 each, 12-up); Raising the Griffin by Melissa Wyatt ($6.50, 12-up); and Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson ($6.50, 14-up).
Little Genie offers Double Trouble and Make a Wish by Miranda Jones ($4.50 each, 6-8). And Akiko returns in Akiko and the Journey to Toog by Mark Crilley ($5.50, 8-up).
The Legacy of Gloria Russell by Sheri Gilbert, The Unseen by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Maggie's Door by Patricia Reilly Giff, The Trial by Jennifer Bryant and The Orange Trees of Versailles by Anne Pietri ($5.99 each, 8-12); The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson, Chig and the Second Spread by Gwenyth Swain, The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House by Mary Chase, The Quilt by Gary Paulsen and Bindi Babies by Narinder Dhami ($5.50 each, 8-12); The Fire-Eaters by David Almond ($5.99, 8-up); Blackwater Ben by William Durbin, Who Goes Home? by Sylvia Waugh, The True Story of Christmas by Anne Fine, Swear to Howdy by Wendelin Van Draanen and Voyage of Ice by Michele Torrey ($5.99 each, 10-up); Nightmare by Joan Lowery Nixon ($5.50, 10-up); and The Various by Steve Augarde ($6.50, 10-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
Olivia Sharp reprints The Green Toenails Gang by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($4.50, 6-9). Jackson Jones is back in Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop by Mary Quattlebaum ($5.50, 8-12). And Encyclopedia Brown stars in Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs by Donald J. Sobol ($5.50, 8-12).
Christmas with Pooh ($3.99). Santa Pooh passes out gifts to the residents of the Hundred-Acre Wood. (1-4)
The Fairest Scents of All ($8.99) compiles three scratch-and-sniff tales featuring Disney heroines. (2-5)
Don't Go Bump in the Night! ($6.99). Disney and Pixar film characters offer safety tips. (3-5)
Chocks Away! ($8.99) is an interactive tale featuring the Koala Brothers. (3-8)
Chicken Little ($8.99). This movie tie-in reveals what happens when the sky really is falling. (3-8)
The Disney Family Album ($7.99) is a storybook centering on Disney and Pixar families. (3-up)
Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest ($3.99) is based on the DVD sequel to Bambi. (3-6)
Stitch Has a Glitch ($3.99) In this video tie-in, Stitch turns back into a bad little alien. (3-7)
Extra! Extra! ($3.99) stars characters from Disney/Pixar films. (4-7)
The Big Game ($3.99) ties into the film, Chicken Little. (4-7)
Chicken Little: The Junior Novelization ($4.99) includes stills from this movie. (8-12)
Jerusalem Sky ($15.95) by Mark Podwal. Each year new voices rise up to the sky above Jerusalem. (All ages)
Winter Friends ($15.95) by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. Poems and art celebrate winter. (2-5)
Halloween Night ($15.95) by Elizabeth Hatch, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. A bat, owl, cat, dog and child contribute to a chain of events that transforms a young mouse. (3-6)
Kate, the Cat and the Moon ($15.95) by David Almond, illus. by Steve Lambert. For one night, Kate roams her neighborhood as a cat. (4-8)
Paperbacks in SpanishDoña Flor ($7.99) by Pat Mora, illus. by Raúl Colón. When a puma terrifies her village, a giant woman rescues the community. (4-8)
Un regalo de gracias ($7.99) by Julia Alvarez, illus. by Beatriz Vidal, retells the legend of Altagracia. (5-8)
Bing releases Swing and Yuk! by Ted Dewan ($5.99 each, up to 4). And The Edge Chronicles adds Vox by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($12.95, 10-12).
RANDOM HOUSE/GOLDEN BOOKS
My Guardian Angel ($4.99) by Frank Berrios is a shaped board book featuring the Precious Moments characters. (up to 3)
Baby Jesus by Mary Josephs, illus. by Bryna Waldman; and Daniel and the Lions by Josephs, illus. by Pamela Johnson ($3.99 each) are lift-the-flap biblical tales. (up to 4)
Pat the Christmas Bunny Gift Set ($12.95) by Edith Kunhardt offers a holiday story and a plush bunny ornament. (up to 4)
Just a Little Critter Collection ($9.99) by Mercer Mayer compiles seven Little Critter stories. (3-7)
The Little Golden Bible Storybook ($6.99) by S. Simeon, illus. by Brenda Sexton, rounds up biblical tales. (3-7)
Let's Go to School Book and CD ($9.95). Blue helps Periwinkle get ready for his first day of preschool. (3-7)
Make a Wish ($9.95) Dora and Boots help a fallen star find its way back to the sky in this story. (3-7)
My Potty Book ($3.99). Precious Moments characters encourage potty training. (2-4)
If You're Happy and You Know It ($15.95) by Raffi, illus. by Cyd Moore, presents this song. (up to 6)
Ready, Set, Preschool! ($16.95) by Anna Jane Hays, illus. by True Kelley, offers a guide to preschool. (3-6)
10 Trick or Treaters ($8.95) by Janet Schulman, illus. by Linda Davick, is a Halloween counting book. (3-8)
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great, Big Heart by Pat Mora, illus. by Raúl Colón, tells of the giant who rescues her village. (4-8)
Thelonius Turkey Lives! ($15.95) by Lynn Rowe Reed. A turkey on a turkey farm decides he won't stick around waiting to be roasted. (5-8)
A Gift of Gracias ($15.95) by Julia Alvarez, illus. by Beatriz Vidal, presents the legend about a mysterious woman who appears in a girl's dreams and brings good fortune to her family. (5-8)
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme ($16.95) by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Meilo So, encourages kids to write poetry. (5-8)
Schoolyard Rhymes ($15.95) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Melissa Sweet, collects 50 verses. (6-12)
The Scarecrow and His Servant ($15.95) by Philip Pullman, illus. by Peter Bailey. When struck by lightning, a scarecrow comes to life. (8-12)
Barry Boyhound ($15.95) by Andy Spearman. Though he still looks human, a boy has become a dog. (8-12)
Anne Frank ($17.95) by Josephine Poole, illus. by Angela Barrett, chronicles Frank's life. (8-up)
Crooked River ($15.95) by Shelley Pearsall. Inspired by a true story, this tells of a young Chippewa who is accused of murdering a white trapper in 1812. (9-12)
My Friend the Enemy ($15.95) by J.B. Cheaney. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hazel must decide what it means to be a true American and a true friend. (10-14)
Voyage of Plunder ($15.95) by Michele Torrey ($15.95). Daniel's family's merchant vessel is plundered by pirates, who then murder his father. (10-up)
Pure Dead Trouble ($15.95) by Debi Gliori reveals what happens when a family finds its faithful butler lying comatose on the front doorstep. (10-up)
Tales of Terror from Edgar Allan Poe ($15.95) by Edgar Allan Poe, illus. by Michael McCurdy, presents six stories, plus a CD. (10-up)
Flush ($16.95) by Carl Hiaasen. A boy sets out to prove that a casino boat is polluting water in the Florida Keys. (10-up)
Are We There Yet? ($15.95) by David Levithan. Two brothers who can barely tolerate each other are forced to go on vacation to Italy together. (12-up)
Eldest ($21) by Christopher Paolini. Eragon has further training in magic and swordsmanship in this second book in the Inheritance Trilogy. (12-up)
Eldest/Eragon Boxed Set ($39.95) by Christopher Paolini includes Eragon and Eldest. (12-up)
The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials ($15.95) by Mary and John Gribbin examines the science behind this fantasy trilogy. (12-up)
The Perfect Distance ($15.95) by Kim Ablon Whitney centers on a teen who tries to figure out who she wants to be and what really matters in life. (12-up)
Sammy Keyes reappears in Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway by Wendelin Van Draanen ($15.95, 10-13).
The King of Mulberry Street ($15.95) by Donna Jo Napoli. After arriving in Manhattan from Italy in 1892, a boy learns to survive on the streets and starts his own business. (8-12)
Mr. Chickee's Funny Monkey ($15.95) by Christopher Paul Curtis. Is the "quadrillion" dollar bill that a genial blind man gives Steven real? (8-12)
Willow Run ($15.95) by Patricia Reilly Giff. After moving to Michigan during WWII, Meggie discovers how to keep hope alive on the home front. (9-12)
The Dark Flight Down ($15.95) by Marcus Sedgwick concludes The Book of Dead Days. (10-up)
Eyes of the Emperor ($15.95) by Graham Salisbury is a novel about a Japanese-American soldier in Honolulu who is regarded as the enemy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. (12-up)
The Tequila Worm ($15.95) by Viola Canales presents a girl's tales of growing up in the barrio and of her family's traditions. (12-up)
Open Ice ($15.95) by Pat Hughes. After a head injury, Nick is told that he can no longer play hockey, the sport he lives for. (14-up)
RANDOM HOUSE/LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS
Disney's Cinderella ($2.99) offers this classic tale. (2-5)
Chicken Little ($2.99) is based on the new Disney film. (2-5)
Eloise Wilkin Stories ($10.95), illus. by Eloise Wilkin, collects nine books. (2-up)
Best Loved Little Golden Books Boxed Set ($17.99) includes six volumes, plus a blank book for children to create their own story. (3-8)
RANDOM HOUSE/READERS CIRCLE
Paperback Series Reprints
Readers Circle reprints Colibri by Ann Cameron and Walking Naked by Alyssa Brugman ($5.99 each, 12-up); and Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli ($6.50, 12-up).
Up the Water Spout and Other Nursery Rhymes ($12.99) by Mara Van Fleet features nursery rhymes with die-cut renditions of characters. (18 mos.-5 yrs.)
Mama Loves Me ($12.99) by Mara Van Fleet, illus. by Claudine Gévry. An elephant delights in the wonders of his mother's trunk. (2-6)
Nick Jr.: Dora and Friends—Movie Theater Storybook and Movie Projector ($24.99) includes five stories and 10 picture disks to project on the wall (2-6)
The Lights of Christmas ($12.99) by Joanne Barkan, illus. by France Brassard. This tale of two young bears on Christmas Eve includes lights that twinkle. (3-6)
Snowy Day ($12.99) by Sue Kassiner, illus. by Philomena O'Neill. This story of a boy's adventure in the snow features flaps to lift. (3-6)
Disney's Winnie the Pooh—Music Player Storybook ($24.99) is a story collection packaged with a music player and four discs. (3-up)
What I Like About Me ($14.99) by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Miki Sakamoto. Children talk about what they like about themselves. (5-9)
Fisher-Price Little People star in Get Ready, Eddie! A Book About Getting Dressed ($12.99, 2-4); and Let's Play Music—Xylophone Song Book ($14.99, 3-5). New Sesame Street titles are Elmo's Night Before Christmas and Cookie Countdown ($10.99 each, 2-5); and Where Is Elmo? ($12.99, 3-5). Bilingual Googly Eyes Books presents Bugillions!/¡Cuenta con los insectos! and Look at Me!/¡Mirame!, illus. by Michael Terry ($7.99 each, 2-6). Tonka adds two titles ($7.99 each, 3-5 and 4-8). NASCAR races on with Tony Stewart on the Fast Track ($9.99, 3-6). And Barbie returns in Barbie Valentine's Day Fun ($7.99, 4-8).
NASCAR All-Star Readers has three additions ($3.99- $7.99 each, 6-8 to 8-12).
Desert Opposites ($5.95) by Eileen Hine. Desert creatures introduce opposites. (1-3)
Josefina Javelina: A Hairy Tale ($15.95) by Susan Lowell, illus. by Bruce MacPherson. Aspiring ballerina Josefina travels from the desert to the city. (4-8)
RISING MOON/LUNA RISING
My Name Is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/Me llamo Gabriela: la vida de Gabriela Mistral ($15.95) by Monica Brown, illus. by John Parra, is a bilingual book spotlighting this Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman. (4-8)
How to Speak Politely and Why ($14.95) by Munro Leaf is an updated edition of this book revealing that speaking politely and correctly isn't so difficult after all. (4-8).
Know What I Saw? ($16.95) by Aileen Fisher, illus. by Deborah Durland De Saix. In this counting rhyme, a girl discovers the natural world. (3-6)
Pilobolus: The Human Alphabet ($16.95), photos by John Kane. Members of this dance troupe use their bodies to form alphabet letters. (3-7)
Seven Stories ($16.95) by Ed Briant. Seven storybook characters live in an apartment building with a girl who can't sleep. (3-7)
Walter Was Worried ($15.95) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. In this concept book, letters that spell out children's feelings also form their facial features. (3-7)
Clara and Asha ($16.95) by Eric Rohmann follows the adventures of a girl and an enormous fish. (3-8)
Almost Everything ($19.95) by Joelle Jolivet. Poster-sized pages encourage readers' curiosity. (4-8)
Bad Baby ($16.95) by Ross MacDonald. The young hero of Another Perfect Day deals with his constantly growing new baby sister. (4-8)
Bad Kitty ($15.95) by Nick Bruel. Kitty's favorite foods, from A to Z, are gone and she's left with another A to Z list of healthy, unappetizing meals. (4-8)
The Cat Came Back ($15.95) by Fred Penner, illus. by Renée Reichert, illustrates this children's song. (4-8)
Carolinda Clatter! ($16.95) by Mordicai Gerstein. A noisy girl is born in a village whose residents keep very quiet so as not to awaken a sleeping giant. (5-8)
Airball: My Life in Briefs ($15.95) by L.D. Harkrader. Will a basketball-loving boy find out who his real father is? (8-12)
Four Sides, Eight Nights: A New Spin on Hanukkah ($16.95) by Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi, illus. by Susanna Natti, offers facts and activities. (8-12)
Kissing Brendan Callahan ($15.95) by Susan Amessé. A boy she has never liked supports Sarah when her parents forbid her to enter a writing contest. (8-12)
Out of Order ($15.95) by Betty Hicks is a novel revealing what happens to birth order when families are blended. (8-12)
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming ($16.95) by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a sequel to The Conch Bearer. (8-up)
The Sea Singer ($16.95) by Craig Moodie. In this Viking saga, a boy stows away to the Americas in search of his father and brothers. (11-14)
Dumb Love ($16.95) by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson. Carlotta helps out with the Lonely Hearts advice column. (12-up)
Spacer and Rat ($16.95) by Margaret Bechard. This space adventure explores human feelings and growing up. (12-up)
The Roman Mysteries gains The Gladiators from Capua by Caroline Lawrence ($16.95, 11-14).
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann ($5.95, 3-8); Another Perfect Day by Ross MacDonald ($6.95, 4-8); and Mack Made Movies by Don Brown ($6.95, 5-9).
The Scary Show of Mo and Jo ($18.95) by Hanoch Piven. Their baby brother's antics top two competitive siblings' attempts to scare each other. (4-8)
Farting Fred and the Dog Show ($12.95) by Sam Lloyd features a furry whoopie cushion on the cover. (4-8)
Mice, Morals & Monkey Business ($18.95) by Christopher Wormell, brings new art to Aesop's fables. (4-8)
See-Through Sharks ($15.95) by Steven Savage unveils the world of sharks. (7-11)
Applebee Cat by David Pelham debuts with Applebee's Numbers and Applebee's Opposites ($12.95 each, 3-6). And John Deere Lift-the-Flap Books presents Fun at the Country Fair by Dena Neusner and Snow Day by Devra Newberger Speregen ($11.95 each, 3-6).
Lithgow Palooza! Boredom Blasters adds Halloween Edition and Home Sick Edition by John Lithgow, illus. by Michael Slack ($14.95 each, 7-11). Deluxe Start Exploring Kits offers Dinosaurs by Pam Liflander ($19.95, 8-12). And Mega Motors releases Heavy Duty Dump Truck ($19.95, 8-12).