The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents The Nutcracker ($27.95) by The Pacific Northwest Ballet, photos by Angela Sterling, offers a rendition of this classic holiday ballet. (4-12)
Northwest Animal Babies ($10.95) by Andrea Helman, photos by Art Wolfe, features images of young creatures. (2-6)
The Cabin That Moose Built ($10.95) by Cherie Sthiler, illus. by Jeremiah Trammell. Moose and his animal friends scramble to construct a cabin before the first snow falls. (5-9)
Up on Denali, Alaska's Wild Mountain ($10.95) by Shelley Gill, illus. by Shannon Cartwright, tells the story of America's highest mountain. (6-10)
PAWS IV adds A Totem Tale by Deb Vanasse, illus. by Erik Brook ($10.95, 4-9).
Just for Laughs! Boxed Set ($19.99) by Andy Griffiths rounds up four joke books. (All ages)
The Sandcastle Contest ($3.99) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko. Matthew builds such an elaborate house out of sand that the judges think it's real. (4-8)
Rex Tabby: Cat Detective ($3.99) by Daniel Kirk. Something smells fishy in Whiskerville and Rex Tabby is on the case. (7-10)
Young Santa ($3.99) by Dan Greenburg, illus. by Warren Miller, is the story of Santa before he grew old. (7-10)
Butt Wars! The Final Conflict ($5.99) by Andy Griffiths. Zack Freeman attempts to save the world. (8-12)
The Fall of Fergal ($5.99) by Philip Ardagh. The McNally kids find themselves in a hotel surrounded by strange characters in the first volume of the Unlikely Exploits trilogy. (8-12)
Unexpected: 11 Mysterious Stories ($5.99), ed. by Laura Williams, collects tales by Bruce Coville, Jane Yolen and others. (9-12)
No Boys Allowed! ($4.99) by Marilyn Levinson. All boys can't be that bad—can they? (9-12)
The Perfect Man ($4.99). Holly invents a secret admirer for her mother, a hopeless romantic. (9-12)
Oh Baby! ($8.99) by Randi Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour is a novel about two best friends and two glitzy cities. (12-up)
6X: The Uncensored Confessions ($8.99) by Nina Malkin centers on four teens on the fast track to pop-rock stardom. (12-up)
Disappearance: A Premonitions Mystery ($6.99) by Jude Watson. Gracie's long-lost father returns with secrets buried deep in his past. (12-up)
Clifford the Big Red Dog reappears in Haunted House ($6.99, up to 3). Barney stars in three new books ($4.99-$10.99 each, up to 3 to 3-5). Boohbah adds Dazzle ($9.99, up to 3) and Whizzy, Dizzy Fun ($3.99, 3-5). Tonka: Driving Force debuts with four books ($3.50 each, 3-5). Krypto: The Superdog offers Superpet ($3.50, 3-5) and The Secret Rocket ($3.99, 4-8). There are eight new Scholastic Readers ($3.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Care Bears star in two titles ($3.50 and $7.99, 4-8). Yu-Gi-Oh! presents Monster Mazes ($4.99, 4-8). Winx Club adds five books ($2.99-$6.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Rainbow Brite returns in True Colors ($5.99, 4-8). There are five new Scooby-Doo! titles ($3.50-$8.99 each, 4-8). LEGO Knights Kingdom offers two books ($3.99 and $9.99, 4-8). And there are two new Davey and Goliath Storybooks ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Rainbow Magic adds three titles by Daisy Meadows ($4.99 each, 4-8 to 6-9). Animal Ark presents Labrador on the Lawn by Ben M. Baglio ($3.99, 7-10). The Secrets of Droon offers Special Ed.: Voyagers of the Silver Sand by Tony Abbott ($5.99, 7-10). Geronimo Stilton adds The Wild West ($5.99) and The Secret of Cocklefur Castle ($5.95) (7-10). The Batman presents The Book of Crooks by Michael Anthony Steele ($5.99, 7-10); and Hot and Cold by Devan Aptekar ($4.99, 7-10). Maya & Miguel star in Teacher's Pet ($5.99, 7-10) and Chapter Book #1 ($3.99, 7-10). Duel Masters return in two books ($3.99 and $6.99, 7-10). Codename: Kids Next Door introduces Top Secret Guide to Gadgets and Inventions ($4.99, 7-10). Star Wars issues The Last of the Jedi #3 by Jude Watson ($5.99, 7-10). Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends debuts with Book #1 ($3.99, 7-10). Clikits adds The Friendship Book ($9.99, 7-10) and Clikits Lifestyle Book ($4.99, 7-10). And The Case of the Food Fight is a new Jigsaw Jones Mystery ($3.99, 7-10).
Ghostville Elementary adds two novels by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey ($3.99 each, 7-10). Frisco Field Trip by David Gonzales is new to Mijos ($4.99, 7-10). The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids continues with Mrs. Seepers' Scariest Halloween Ever by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey ($3.99, 7-10). Trollz offers four books ($4.99-$6.99 each, 8-12). The Princess School gains Apple-y Ever After by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($4.99, 8-12). The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes presents That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles by Anne Mazer, illus. by Lynn Gesue ($4.99, 8-12). Undercover Girl adds Fugitive by Christine Harris ($4.99, 8-12). On the Run jogs on with Now You See Them, Now You Don't, The Stowaway Solution and Public Enemies by Gordon Korman ($4.99 each, 8-12). Undercover Girl debuts with Secrets by Christine Harris ($4.99, 8-12). And Portraits starts up with Dancing Through Fire by Kathryn Lasky and Searching for the Past by Anna Kirwan ($8.99, 9-12).
Raven Hill Mysteries begins with The Ghost of Raven Hill, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Beware of the Gingerbread House by Emily Rodda ($4.99 each, 9-12). Launching Vampire Plagues are London, 1850, Paris, 1850 and Mexico, 1850 by Sebastian Rook ($5.99 each, 9-12). Chestnut Hill debuts with The New Class ($4.99, 9-12) and Making Strides ($4.99, 8-13) by Lauren Brooke. Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of Ga'Hoole continues with The Outcast ($4.99, 9-12). Santa Paws is back in Santa Paws Saves the Day by Kris Edwards ($4.99, 9-12). Dear Dumb Diary welcomes Never Do Anything, Ever by Jim Benton ($4.99, 9-12). Hope Springs Eternal by Kristiana Gregory joins Prairie River ($4.99, 9-12). Lauren Brooke's Heartland gains Always There ($4.99, 9-12). Bad Dog returns in Bad Dog Goes Barktastic Baby! by Martin Chatterton ($4.99, 9-12). There are three new Bionicle books ($4.99-$6.99 each, 9-12). The O.C. adds two titles ($6.99 each, 12-up). And One Tree Hill issues Novelization #3 ($6.99, 12-up).
Stuart Goes to School by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Martin Matje ($4.99, 4-8); The Best Christmas by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephen and The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff ($4.99 each, 8-12); Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure by P.B. Kerr ($6.99, 9-12); The Moonlight Man by Betty Ren Wright ($4.99, 9-12); Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan; The Game of Sunken Places by M.T. Anderson; Nobody Was Here: 7th Grade in the Life of Me, Penelope by Alison Pollet; and The World Before This One by Rafe Martin, illus. by Calvin Nicholls ($5.99 each, 9-12); Here Today by Ann M. Martin ($5.99, 10-14); Playing with Fire (previously The Devil's Toenail ) by Sally Prue and Birdland by Tracy Mack ($5.99 each, 12-up); and The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding ($7.99, 12-up).
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? ($15.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, reveals how dinos mind their table manners. (3-5)
David Smells! A Diaper David Book ($6.99) by David Shannon. This troublemaking toddler learns about the five senses. (3-5)
The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors ($15.99) by Audrey Wood, illus. by Bruce Wood, introduces colors. (3-5)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus ($16.99, paper $3.99) by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros. Ricky and his robot save the universe yet again. (4-8)
Trick-Or-Treat, Smell My Feet! ($16.95) by Lisa Desimini. Two witches play a Halloween prank. (4-8)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The Collector's Edition ($9.99) by Dav Pilkey includes a CD. (7-10)
Ready, Freddy! gains Help! A Vampire's Coming by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99, 4-8).
The First Captain Underpants Collection and The Second Captain Underpants Collection by Dav Pilkey ($19.95 each, 7-10).
Can You See What I See? The Night Before Christmas ($13.99) by Walter Wick invites readers to search for hidden objects. (All ages)
Always Friends: Smitty, Kitty, Rover and Clover ($5.99 each) by Josephine Page, illus. by Roberta Beasley, are tales about animal pals. (up to 3)
Penelope at the Farm and Penelope in the Winter ($9.99 each) by Anne Gutman, illus. by Georg Hallensleben, are stories featuring a young koala. (3-5)
Clifford's Christmas Treasury ($10.99) by Norman Bridwell rounds up three holiday stories. (4-8)
Hi! Fly Guy ($5.99) by Tedd Arnold. A boy's new fly wins a prize at the pet show. (4-8)
The Biggest Snowman Ever ($3.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Jeni Bassett, is a sequel to The Biggest Pumpkin Ever! (3-5)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! ($5.95) by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, gives a familiar song a Halloween spin. (4-8)
Scholastic Readers adds seven titles ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Rin, Rin, Rin/Do, Re, Mi by Jose-Luis Orozco, illus. by David Diaz ($3.50, 3-5).
The Fairytale Cake ($15.95) by Mark Sperring, illus. by Jonathan Langley. Nursery rhyme characters make a magical birthday cake. (3-5)
The Knight Who Took All Day ($15.99) by James Mayhew. A pompous knight stars in this tale about the dangers of showing off. (4-8)
The Girl with the Broken Wing ($15.99) by Heather Dyer, illus. by Peter Bailey, introduces an angel with an attitude. (7-10)
Jinx on the Divide ($16.99) by Elizabeth Kay concludes the Divide trilogy. (9-12)
Peter Raven Under Fire ($16.95) by Michael Molloy presents an historical sea adventure. (9-12)
Inkspell ($19.99) by Cornelia Funke is a sequel to Inkheart. (9-12)
Tell Me What You See ($16.99) by Zoran Drvenkar is a modern gothic tale involving terror and teen angst. (12-up)
SCHOLASTIC EN ESPAÑOL
Colibrí ($14.99, paper $4.99) by Ann Cameron. A Guatemalan girl searches for the family she was stolen from eight years earlier. (12-up)
Board Books in SpanishDisney Bilingual Board Books: Baby Donald Makes a Snowfriend/Bebé Donald hace un amigo de nieve, Follow Your Nose, Baby Pluto/Sigue tu nariz, bebé Pluto, A New Doll for Baby Daisy/Un muñeco nuevo para bebéDaisy, Dopey's Bedtime/Tontín se va a la cama and What Will You Do Today?/¿Que vas a hacer hoy? ($3.99 each, up to 3).
Paperbacks in SpanishDavid Smells! A Diaper David Book/David Juele! David en pañales by David Shannon ($6.99, 3-5); Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation/Detective LaRue: Cartas de la investigación by Mark Teague ($4.99, 4-8); Nacho and Lolita/Nacho y Lolita by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Claudia Rueda; and A Doll for Navidades/Una muñeca para el día de reyes by Esmeralda Santiago, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez ($5.99 each, 4-8); Spanish Sayings/Refranes by Alejandra Longo, illus. by Daniel Chaskielberg ($3.50, 5-8); and Becoming Naomi León/Yo, Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan ($4.99, 9-12).
Paperback Series in SpanishScholastic Reader offers Maya and Miguel: Soccer Around the World/El fútbol en Todo el Mundo ($3.99, 4-8). Maya and Miguel issues Teacher's Pet/La mascota de la clase ($5.99, 7-10). And Junie B. Jones stars in two titles by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99, 7-10).
Queen Bee ($16.99, paper $8.99) by Chynna Clugston. In middle school, only one queen bee can rule. (9-12)
Bone adds The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith ($18.95, paper $9.99, all ages).
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($29.99) by J.K. Rowling. Harry enters his sixth year at Hogwarts. (All ages)
The Pirate Princess and Other Fairy Tales ($19.99) by Neil Philip, illus. by Mark Weber, is a story collection. (All ages)
Ella Takes the Cake ($16.99) by Carmela D'Amico, illus. by Steven D'Amico, is a sequel to Ella the Elegant Elephant. (4-8)
A Grand Old Tree ($16.99) by Mary Newell DePalma chronicles a tree's life cycle. (4-8)
Eating Up Gladys ($16.99) by Margot Zemach, illus. by Kaethe Zemach, is a tale based on this late author's own children's sibling rivalry. (4-8)
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time ($16.99) by Lisa Yee. Stanford gets a less than stellar report card. (9-12)
The Legend of the Wandering King ($16.95) by Laura Gallego García, trans. by Dan Bellm, is a novel about poetry, destinies and djinns. (10-up)
Birdwing ($16.99) by Rafe Martin. When a boy falls from myth into the world, he becomes half boy, half bird. (12-up)
An Innocent Soldier ($16.95) by Josef Holub, trans. by Michael Hofmann, is a tale of friendship in the throes of a terrible war. (12-up)
A Was Once an Apple Pie ($12.99) by Edward Lear, adapted and illus. by Suse MacDonald, illustrates this alphabet rhyme with cut-paper art. (3-6)
Beasty Bath ($14.99) by Robert Neubecker. A little beast becomes squeaky clean in the bath. (3-6)
A Good Night Walk ($16.99) by Elisha Cooper. What do a parent and child find on a walk? (3-6)
When an Elephant Comes to School ($16.95) by Jan Ormerod. An elephant fits right in when he goes to school. (4-8)
The Pity Party ($15.95) by Alison Pollet is a sequel to Nobody Was Here. (9-12)
The Truth Cookie ($15.99) by Fiona Dunbar launches the Lulu Baker trilogy. (9-12)
Poison ($16.99) by Chris Wooding centers on an argumentative, stubborn girl. (12-up)
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo is the latest Charlie Bone title ($9.95, 8-12). The Land of Elyon continues with Beyond the Valley of Thorns by Patrick Carman ($11.99, 9-12).
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Special Ed. 2006 ($14.99) by Mary Packard and the editors of Ripley Entertainment Inc. compiles facts. (All ages)
Superhero ($16.99) by Marc Tauss. When the city parks and playgrounds disappear, Maleek and his robot save the day. (3-5)
Scholastic First Picture Dictionary ($14.95) rounds up by more than 800 words and pictures. (3-5)
New York State of Mind ($16.99) by Billy Joel, illus. by Izak, presents this musical ode to New York City. (4-8)
A Doll for Navidades ($16.99) by Esmeralda Santiago, illus. by Enrique O. Sánchez, is a Christmas story about giving and family love. (4-8)
Cinderella ($15.99), retold and illus. by Barbara McClintock, is based on Charles Perrault's version of this tale. (4-8)
Nacho and Lolita ($16.99) by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Claudia Rueda. Two very different birds fall in love. (4-8)
If You Decide to Go to the Moon ($16.99) by Faith McNulty, illus. by Steven Kellogg, conveys the physical and emotional experiences of journeying to the moon. (4-8)
Read and Learn Bible ($14.99) compiles 102 Old and New Testament stories. (4-8)
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Imperial China ($16.95) by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen. This zany teacher travels to ancient China. (4-8)
The Bumpy Little Pumpkin ($15.95) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, shows how even a bumpy, lumpy pumpkin can become a wonderful jack-o'-lantern. (4-8)
The Young Hans Christian Andersen ($16.99) by Karen Hesse, illus. by Erik Blegvad, focuses on this storyteller's childhood. (7-10)
If Dogs Were Dinosaurs ($16.99) by David M. Schwartz, illus. by James Warhola, is a math book that explores relative size. (7-10)
Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food ($16.95) by Greg Tang, illus. by Harry Briggs, is a follow-up to The Grapes of Math. (7-10)
Geronimo Stilton Special Ed.: A Christmas Tale ($6.99) includes a pull-out holiday board game. (7-10)
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray ($16.99) by Ann M. Martin relays a tale of survival and friendship. (9-12)
Our House: 10th Anniv. Ed. ($16.99) by Pam Conrad, illus. by Brian Selznick, presents a newly illustrated edition of this look at six youngsters in six different decades. (9-12)
Kringle ($14.99) by Tony Abbott tells the story of Kris Kringle. (9-12)
Friends ($16.95), ed. by Ann M. Martin and David Levithan, compiles stories of friendship. (9-12)
Downtown Boy ($16.99) by Juan Felipe Herrera is a first novel written in verse. (10-14)
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie ($16.99) by Jordan Sonnenblick centers on a teenage boy dealing with his brother's illness, his band, overdue homework and girls. (12-up)
Crackback ($16.99) by John Coy is a debut novel set in the world of high-school football. (12-up)
Learning the Game ($16.95) by Kevin Waltman. When Nate's team commits a crime, his loyalties are tested. (12-up)
You Are Not Alone ($16.99, paper $8.99) by Lynne B. Hughes. The founder of Comfort Zone Camp for youngsters who have lost a parent, as well as attendees of the camp, offer testimonials. (12-up)
The Will of the Empress ($17.99) by Tamora Pierce. Lady Sandrilene fa Toren and her old friends from Winding Circle visit the Empress of Namorn. (14-up)
The Underland Chronicles adds Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins ($16.95, 9-12). And It's Happy Bunny presents What's Your Sign? by Jim Benton ($7.99, 15-up).
Johnny Hazzard ($16.95) by Eddie De Oliveira. While in London for the summer, a Texas boy meets a mysterious older girl. (12-up)
Perfect World by Brian James ($7.99, 13-up).
Sports Illustrated for Kids: Year in Sports 2006 ($9.99) rounds up sports stats and trivia. (9-12)
Scholastic Book of World Records 2006 ($9.99) provides info on 300 records. (9-12)
My Little Libraries adds ABCs, Bible Stories, Counting, Early Learning, Farm Animals and Nursery Rhymes ($12.99 each set, up to 5). Noodlebug Books issue Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!, Critter Pals, Let's Go! and Uniquely Me! ($4.99 each, 2-5). Beautiful Bug offers The Beautiful Beetle Book and The Beautiful Butterfly Book ($17.95 each, 2-8). And there are 11 new Lithgow Palooza Readers ($3.95 each, 5-9).
Animal Touch releases four titles ($12.95 each, 2-7). Tell Me About offers Tell Me About History, Tell Me About the Human Body, Tell Me About Science & Technology and Tell Me About the World ($18.95 each, 8-up). And joining Just the Facts are Human Body, Inventions and Discoveries, People of the World, Prehistoric World, Solar System and World Atlas ($9.95 each, 11-14).
SCHOOL SPECIALTY/BRIGHTER CHILD
A World About presents Ballet, Gymnastics, Horses and Soccer ($3.95 each, 3-8).
SCHOOL SPECIALTY/GINGHAM DOG
New Lightning Readers are Ellie: The Perfect Dress for Me by C.M. Rubin, illus. by Christopher Fowler ($15.95, 3-8); Batty Betty's Spells, I Wish I Were an Alien, Mr. Smith's Surprising Pet and The Mystery of the Cheese ($3.95 each, 4-8); and Ben the Postbear and Tip the Mouse by Carol Ottolenghi, illus. by Marco Campanella ($10.95 each, 4-8).
Snappy presents Snappy Little Thanksgiving by Beth Harwood, illus. by Derek Matthews ($12.95, 3-5). Snappy Sounds has three additions by Harwood, illus. by Matthews ($12.95 each, 3-5). Peek-and-Find Adventures welcomes two books by A.J. Wood, illus. by Maurice Pledger ($10.95 each, 3-5). Mighty Machines and Cool Cars rolls on with Mighty Machines: SWAT Team by Perla Bensimon ($12.95, 5-9). Fossil Detective gains two titles by Dennis Schatz ($16.95 each, 8-12). Joining Extreme 3-D are Scary Bugs and Your Body by Shar Levine, Leslie Johnstone and Elaine Humphrey ($14.95 each, 8-12). Survival in the Jungle by Claire Llewellyn is new to Survival Challenge ($10.95, 8-12). Uncover It offers Uncover a Cobra by Van Wallach ($18.95, 8-up). And Fine Art Studio adds Sculpting by Kenneth Greg Watson ($18.95, 10-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Over the River: A Turkey's Tale ($14.95), adapted and illus. by Derek Anderson, presents this holiday song. (All ages)
Please, Puppy, Please ($16.95) by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, illus. by Kadir Nelson, is a follow-up to Please, Baby, Please. (2-5)
Mouse's First Snow ($12.95) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan. Mouse bundles up for winter. (2-6)
Block City ($14.95) by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by Daniel Kirk, illustrates this classic poem. (3-6)
Way Up High in a Tall Green Tree ($15.95) by Jen Peck, illus. by Valeria Petrone, offers a rainforest adventure. (3-6)
The Secret of Saying Thanks ($16.95) by Douglas Wood, illus. by Greg Shed. This companion to A Quiet Place pays homage to nature. (3-8)
You're Different and That's Super ($12.95) by Carson Kressley, illus. by Jared Lee. A unicorn learns that it's wonderful to be different. (3-8)
Dream Hop ($15.95) by Julia Durango, illus. by Jared Lee. A child finds an escape from wild dreams. (4-7)
Our Colonial Year ($16.95) by Cheryl Harness chronicles life in the colonial days. (4-8)
Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake" Book and CD ($17.95) by John Lithgow, illus. by Jack E. Davis, is a companion to Marsupial Sue. (4-8)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble ($16.95) by William Steig is a new edition of this tale, with color corrected art taken from the original watercolors. (4-8)
Klondike Gold ($17.95) by Alice Provensen is a story set during the Yukon gold rush. (5-10)
An Undone Fairy Tale ($15.95) by Ian Lendler, illus. by Whitney Martin. Though this starts out as a traditional fairy tale about a princess, things soon become unglued. (6-10)
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You ($24.95) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, is a tie-in to the Spiderwick Chronicles. (7-up)
How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (Or Just in Your Class) ($14.95) by Jay Leno, illus. by S.B. Whitehead. A collection of original jokes. (8-12)
The Last Holiday Concert ($15.95) by Andrew Clements is a holiday edition of this novel. (8-12)
Lunch Money ($15.95) by Andrew Clements, illus. by Brian Selznick. An entrepreneurial boy and his friend find a way to make money in school. (8-12)
Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War ($15.95) by Harry Mazer. During WWII, Adam desperately wants to become a Marine. (10-14)
Dead Reckoning: A Pirate Voyage with Captain Drake ($15.95) by Laurie Lawlor takes a look at this infamous pirate. (10-14)
Homefront ($15.95) by Doris Gwaltney is a coming-of-age story set during WWII. (10-14)
Double Identity ($15.95) by Margaret Peterson Haddix offers a thriller about cloning. (10-14)
A Time for Freedom ($15.95) by Lynne Cheney provides a timeline of key events and historic quotations. (10-up)
Hover Car Racer: Full Throttle ($9.95) by Matthew Reilly, illus. by Pablo Raimondi, is an adventure starring racing phenomenon Jason Chaser. (10-up)
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys ($14.95) by Kate Brian. Megan goes to live with a family that includes seven boys. (12-up)
Rainbow Road ($16.95) by Alex Sanchez concludes the Rainbow trilogy. (12-up)
Sandpiper ($16.95) by Ellen Wittlinger spotlights an unexpected friendship between two outcasts. (12-up)
Wild Roses ($15.95) by Deb Caletti is a coming-of-age novel about a girl dealing with a paranoid stepfather. (12-up)
Free Stallion: Poems ($14.95) by Amber Tamblyn. The author reflects on her sensibilities as a woman and actor. (14-up)
Lucky T ($14.95) by Kate Brian. How far will Carrie go to get back her lucky t-shirt? (14-up)
Ready-to-Read offers Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Carolyn Bracken in the style of Suçie Stevenson ($14.95, 5-7). The Lighthouse Family continues with The Octopus by Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($14.95, 6-10). Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist is back in Fantastic Voyage by Jim Benton ($14.95, 7-10). Spy Mice carry on in The Black Paw and For Your Paws Only by Heather Vogel Frederick, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($9.95 each, 8-11). Amelia returns in Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook and Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments by Marissa Moss ($9.95 each, 10-13). And Pendragon continues with The Rivers of Zadaa by D.J. MacHale ($14.95, 10-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
The Brave Apprentice and The Eye of the Warlock ($4.99 each) by P.W. Catanese are stories based on The Brave Little Tailor; and Hansel and Gretel. (9-12)
Ready-to-Read adds five The Bobbsey Twins: Freddie and Flossie titles by Laura Lee Hope, illus. by Chuck Pyle ($3.99 each, 3-5); two Robin Hill School books by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon ($3.99 each, 4-6); two Doodle Dog stories by Eric Seltzer ($3.99 each, 4-6); Bunnicula and Friends: The Vampire Bunny by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack; and two Stories of Famous Americans ($3.99 each, 6-8); and Bella Baxter and the Itchy Disaster by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, illus. by John Shelley ($3.99, 6-9). There are three new Nancy Drew Notebooks by Carolyn Keene ($3.99 each, 6-9). The Freaky Joe Club has two additions by P.J. McMahon, illus. by John Manders ($3.99 each, 7-10). Blast to the Past gains Bell's Breakthrough by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon, illus. by David Wenzel ($3.99, 7-10).
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist releases Franny K. Stein's Crate of Danger by Jim Benton ($13.95, 7-10). Nancy Drew: Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene has three additions ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers by Franklin W. Dixon adds two titles ($4.99 each, 8-12), plus Spy Set ($17.95, 8-12). Joining Childhood of Famous Americans is Crazy Horse: Young War Chief by George Stanley, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($4.99, 8-12). Childhood of World Figures welcomes three new biographies ($4.99 each, 8-12). Sandy Beech's Castaways issues two novels ($4.99 each, 8-12). Meet the Phonees joins Penelope Fritter: Super-Sitter by Jessica Wollman, illus. by Chris MacNeil ($4.99, 8-12). Outcast by Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski offers Wurm War ($5.99, 10-up). And Silverwing gains Silverwing Trilogy Boxed Set by Kenneth Oppel ($15.95, 8-12).
Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Giselle Potter ($6.99 each, all ages); Four Friends at Christmas, retold and illus. by Tomie dePaola; and Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($6.99 each, 3-6); Matthew A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto ($6.99, 4-6); Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy by Lisa Wheeler ($6.99, 4-7); Earthquack! by Margie Palatini, illus. by Barry Moser; Micawber by John Lithgow, illus. by D.F. Payne; Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (But What About Dolores?) by James Howe, illus. by Amy Walrod; Trick or Treat? by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Paul Meisel; and Big Al and Shrimpy by Andrew Clements, illus. by Yoshi ($6.99 each, 4-8); Pigs in the Corner: Fun with Math and Dance by Amy Axelrod, illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally ($6.99, 4-9); Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Matt Faulkner ($6.99, 5-10); Say What? by Margaret Peterson Haddix, illus. by James Bernardin ($3.99, 6-10); The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O'Roark Dowell; I Know Who Likes You by Doug Cooney, illus. by James Bernardin; Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo, trans. by Ann Leonori; and The Witch Returns by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($4.99 each, 8-12); Shadow Children: Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix ($5.99, 8-12); Back in Time With Benjamin Franklin: A Qwerty Stevens Adventure by Dan Gutman ($4.99, 9-12); Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse, illus. by Kim McGillivray ($5.99, 10-14); and Kokopelli's Flute by Will Hobbs ($4.99, 10-14).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ ATHENEUM
10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War ($22.95) by Philip Caputo. This Pulitzer Prize-winning historian chronicles this war. (All ages)
Click, Clack, Quakity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure ($12.95) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. Duck teaches the ABCs. (2-5)
Cool Cat, Hot Dog ($16.95) by Sandy Turner pits the family cat and dog against each other. (3-7)
The Peterkins' Thanksgiving ($17.95), adapted by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin. How will the Peterkin family find its missing turkey? (7-10)
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs ($16.95) by Betty G. Birney, illus. by Matt Phelan, is a story about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. (8-12)
Let Me Play ($17.95) by Karen Blumenthal relays the history of Title IX. (9-up)
Chicken Boy ($15.95) by Frances O'Roark Dowell is a novel by the author of Dovey Coe. (10-up)
Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen ($21.95) by James I. Robertson profiles this Civil War general. (12-up)
Ready-to-Read issues From Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Brian Floca; and Bunnicula and Friends: Scared Silly by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($14.95 each, 6-8). A Knight's Story concludes with Dragon Hoard by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($9.95, 7-11). And the May Bird trilogy starts up with May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson ($15.95, 10-up).
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The Perfect Pumpkin Pie ($15.95) by Denys Cazet. A ghost searches for the perfect pie. (3-6)
When the Library Lights Go Out ($16.95) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Katherine Tillotson, reveals three puppets' adventure in a closed library. (3-6)
New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek ($16.95) by Chris Raschka focuses on what makes the U.S. unique. (4-7)
Lucky Stars ($16.95) by Lucy Frank. Three kids learn that music really is the food of love. (10-14)
Wrecked ($15.95) by E.R. Frank. A girl is responsible for the car accident that kills her brother's girlfriend. (12-up)
My Father the Werewolf ($17.95) by Henry Garfield. Danny tries to protect the town from his father. (13-up)
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Sleeping Bobby ($16.95) by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Giselle Potter, offers a spin on a classic fairytale. (All ages)
Elephants Can Paint Too! ($16.95) by Katya Arnold tells of elephants who learn to paint. (3-7)
Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) ($15.95) by Geoffrey Kloske, illus. by Barry Blitt, rounds up very short fairy tales aimed to get kids to sleep fast. (4-8)
Pecorino's First Concert ($15.95) by Alan Madison, illus. by Annalaura Cantone, provides an inside—literally—look at a concert orchestra. (4-8)
Hot Air ($16.95) by Marjorie Priceman reveals the first "manned" balloon flight. (4-8)
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life ($19.95) by Candace Fleming documents the First Lady's life. (10-14)
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Totally Joe ($15.95) by James Howe is a companion to The Misfits. (10-14)
Sign of the Raven ($16.95) by Julie Hearn. In his grandmother's basement, a boy discovers an inexplicable gap in time. (12-up)
Inexcusable ($16.95) by Chris Lynch relays the story of a date rape from the accused's point of view. (13-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Dora la exploradora/Dora the Explorer adds ¿Dónde está Boots? (Where Is Boots?) by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Steven Savitsky ($5.99, 3-6).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ LITTLE SIMON
Classic Collectible Pop-Ups adds A Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-Up Journey by Robert Sabuda ($26.95, all ages), Cinderella by Matthew Reinhart ($24.95, all ages) and One Red Dot by David A. Carter ($19.95, all ages). Classic Raggedy Ann issues Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Read Aloud Treasury ($9.99, all ages). Pop-Up Books gains The Christmas Pop-Up Present, format and engineering by Rives, illus. by Susan Mitchell ($19.95, all ages). My Puppy Book by Sandra Boynton is a new Cloth Book ($16.95, up to 3). My First Fuzzy Books presents Football and Soccer by Salina Yoon ($6.99 each, 1-4). Baby Snoopy returns in two titles, based on the characters by Charles M. Schulz, illus. by Tom Brannon ($5.99 each, 1-4). Glitter Water Board Books gains Waiting for Christmas by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Jayoung Cho ($6.99, 3-5). A new Paper-Over-Board Plus title is Fall is Here! Counting 1 to 10 by Pamela Jane, illus. by Steve Haskamp ($8.99, 3-7). Gatefold Lift-the-Flaps continue with Goblin Giggles by Gene Fehler and Robert Harrison, illus. by Lee Calderon ($6.99, 3-7). Feely Bugs by David A. Carter is a new A Bugs in a Box Book ($9.99, 3-7). Matchbox rolls on with three License Plate Board Books ($6.99 each, 3-7).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
Paper-Over-Board-Lift-the-Flap offers A Sky Full of Praise by Karen Hill, illus. by Vincent Nguyen ($8.99, 3-7);. The Jesus Loves Me Series adds Lullabies for Babies by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton ($6.99, 3-7). Storybooks welcomes I Am Good at Being Me by Karen Hill, illus. by Renee Graef and Ava, the One and Only by Hill, illus. by Maryn Roos, Finding the Golden Ruler by Hill, illus. by Felicia Hoshino and What Makes God Smile by Hill, illus. by Philomena O'Neill ($3.99 each, 4-7).
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Where Did They Hide My Presents? Silly Christmas Songs ($15.95) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, gives familiar holiday songs silly lyrics. (2-8)
Captain Finn and the Pirate Dinosaurs ($15.95) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Russell Ayto, is an adventure starring pirate dinos. (3-6)
Pig Tale ($16.95) by Helen Oxenbury is a tale of two pigs. (3-6)
Mortimer's Christmas Manger ($15.95) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman. A mouse learns the true meaning of Christmas. (4-8)
Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont ($16.95) by Lenore Blegvad, illus. by Erik Blegvad, is a tale about an unexpected friendship. (7-10)
Bear Dancer: The Story of Ute Girl ($15.95) by Thelma Hatch Wyss. A kidnapped Native American girl attempts to return to her people. (8-12)
Golden and Grey (An Unremarkable Boy and a Rather Remarkable Ghost) ($15.95) by Louise Arnold. Two outcasts join forces to turn their luck around. (8-12)
Jesus ($19.95) by Demi presents an illustrated biography of Jesus. (8-12)
Dancing at the Odinochka ($15.95) by Kirkpatrick Hill is a novel set in Russian Alaska before the U.S. purchased this territory. (9-14)
Midnight Rider ($15.95) by Joan Hiatt Harlow is a horse story set during the American Revolution. (9-14)
Black Storm Comin' ($16.95) by Diane Lee Wilson. Will riding for the Pony Express save or kill Colton? (10-14)
The Sacrifice ($15.95) by Kathleen Benner Duble. A family makes the ultimate sacrifice during the Salem witch trials. (10-14)
Apocalypse ($16.95) by Tim Bowler. In this thriller, a boy faces a world filled with malice. (12-up)
Black Powder ($16.95) by Staton Rabin. A boy travels back to the 13th century to prevent the discovery of gun powder. (12-up)
Dark Reflections debuts with The Water Mirror by Kai Meyer, trans. by Elizabeth D. Crawford ($15.95, 12-up).
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Pretties ($6.99) by Scott Westerfeld is the second installment in the Uglies trilogy. (12-up)
Killing Britney ($8.99) by Sean Olin. In this tale, a girl's popularity may well kill her. (14-up)
Sticky Fingers ($6.99) by Niki Burnham offers a novel about facing life's toughest decisions. (14-up)
Cherub debuts with The Recruit and The Dealer by Robert Muchamore ($5.99 each, 12-up). Fear Street Nights adds Midnight Games and Darkest Dawn by R.L. Stine ($5.99 each, 12-up). The Mystery Unravels and The Secret Explodes join Hunter's League by Mel Odom ($5.99 each, 12-up). Seven Deadly Sins launches with Lust by Robin Wasserman ($7.99, 14-up). Romantic Comedies offers Animal Attraction by Aimee Friedman ($5.99, 14-up). New to Fairy Tales is The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn ($5.99, 14-up). Summer Share adds two titles by Randi Reisfeld ($5.99 each, 14-up). And Fearless F.B.I. catches Live Bait ($7.99, 16-up).
The Crying Rocks by Janet Taylor Lisle, Wendy by Karen Wallace, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti and One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones ($6.99 each, 12-up); Breath by Donna Jo Napoli, Escape from Memory by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Sarah's Ground by Ann Rinaldi, Including Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, The Legend of Buddy Bush by Sheila P. Moses, Can't Get There from Here by Todd Strasser, Hole in the Sky by Pete Hautman and Clovermead: In the Shadow of the Bear by David Randall ($5.99 each, 12-up); Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials by Marc Aronson ($8.99, 12-up); Godless by Pete Hautman ($7.99, 12-up); and Pop Princess by Rachel Cohn ($6.99, 13-up).
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The Backyardigans releases Here Come the Backyardigans! by Janice Burgess, illus. by Gary Hunt ($9.99, 2-5). Blue's Clues continues with six books ($5.99-$8.99 each, 1-4 to 3-6). Curious Buddies introduces five titles ($5.99-$9.99 each, 3-18 mos. to 1-3). Dora the Explorer returns in 13 books ($3.99-$10.95 each, 1-4 to 3-7). SpongeBob SquarePants reappears in 11 titles ($3.99-$9.99 each, 1-4 to 7-10). And there are three additions to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($3.99-$10.95 each, 4-8 to 6-8).
Alphabet Power #18, adapted by Alison Inches, joins Blue's Room ($3.99, 3-7). The Fairly OddParents are back in three titles ($3.99-$6.99 each, 4-6 to 7-10). All Grown Up adds five titles ($3.99 each, 4-8 to 5-7). Totally Spies offers five books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Survivor continues with Outback by Tracy West ($4.99, 8-11). Barnyard issues Barnyard: Movie Novelization ($4.99, 8-12). And Celebrity Biographies welcomes Usher: The Godson of Soul by Chris Nickson ($4.99, 10-up); and Daniel Radcliffe by Grace Norwich ($4.99, 12-up).
SIMON AND SCHUSTER/ WISEMAN
Double Pink ($15.95) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Bruce Ingman, introduces a pink-obsessed girl. (3-6)
José! Born to Dance: The Story of José Limón ($16.95) by Susanna Reich, illus. by Raúl Colón, reveals how a boy from a Mexican village changed the world of dance. (5-8)
Game Day ($16.95) by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Robert Burleigh, illus. by Barry Root. These siblings and NFL stars tell a story of loyalty and teamwork. (6-10)
Spy Force starts up with Mission: In Search of the Time and Space Machine, Mission: Spy Force Revealed and Mission: The Nightmare Vortex: A Max Remy Adventure by Deborah Abela, illus. by George O'Connor ($9.95 each, 8-12).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Naptime for Thaddeus ($16.95) by Adam Nicely. A bunny tells his mother about the wonderful things he'll dream about. (2-5)
Mocking Birdies ($16.95) by Annette Simon. Can dueling voices find harmony? (3-5)
Picturescape ($16.95) by Elisa Gutiérrez. A boy visiting an art gallery takes an imaginary flight through collages inspired by well-known Canadian artists. (5-up)
King of the Golden River ($19.95) by John Ruskin, illus. by Iassen Ghuiselev. A boy and his evil brothers search for hidden treasure. (6-up)
Zen Tails issues Up and Down and No Presents Please by Peter Whitfield, illus. by Nancy Bevington ($15.95 each, 6-up).
Rancour ($10.95) by James McCann tells of the strife between a werewolf and a vampire. (15-up)
Poetry Speaks to Children ($19.95) by Elise Paschen is an anthology of more than 100 poems. (9-12)
The Pumpkin Gospel ($8.99) by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Matt Whitlock, uses the Halloween pumpkin-carving tradition as a metaphor for the gospel message. (3-7)
You Pray for Me, I'll Pray for You ($12.99) by Phil Smouse. This book about prayer presents text for two readers. (4-7)
Lift and Look adds Lift and Look Nativity and Lift and Look Daniel by Gerald Hawksley, illus. by Mandy Stanley ($7.99 each, 2-4). And Elijah Creek and the Armor of God continues with The Path of Shadows and The Haunted Soul by Lena Wood ($6.99 each, 8-12).
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Kissing Skunks ($16.95) by Gloria Déak, illus. by Kyra Teis, is a tale about love, happiness and the search for a perfect hat. (All ages)
Les Animaux de la Ferme/Farm Animals and Les Couleurs des Animaux/Animal Colors ($5.95 each) by Brian Wildsmith are bilingual tales in English and Canadian French. (up to 4). How Many? and Where Does It Go? ($5.50) by Cheryl Christian; and What Happens Next?, Where's the Baby?, Where's the Kitten? and Where's the Puppy? by Christian, photos by Laura Dwight, are bilingual board books in English and Russian. (6 mos.-4 yrs.)
When Someone Is Afraid ($15.95) by Valeri Gorbachev, illus. by Kostya Gorbachev. A boy who has a bad dream is comforted by the knowledge of how animals act when they are frightened. (3-7)
Trosclair and the Alligator ($15.95) by Peter Huggins, illus. by Lindsey Gardner. A boy uses his wits to rid the Louisiana bayou of a ferocious alligator. (4-8)
Speaking About Me ($15.95) by Beth Mathers, illus. by Kyra Teis, is a self-help workbook featuring quotes from well-known individuals. (10-up)
In the Dark Cave ($5.95) by Richard Watson, illus. by Dean Norman. A cricket, rat and bat see light for the first time. (3-7)
We Can Do It! and ¡Nosotros sí podemos hacerlo! by Laura Dwight ($5.95 each, 4-8).
How Will I Ever Sleep in This Bed? by Della Ross Ferrari, illus. by Capucine Mazille. A boy makes the move from a crib to a big bed. (2-4)
Baby Can't Sleep ($12.95) by Lisa Schroeder, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, is a bedtime romp featuring sheep. (2-4)
10 Rubber Duckies ($8.95), photos by William Winburn. One by one, ducks drop into the water. (2-4)
Sock Monkeys Do the Monkey Monkey ($9.95), photos by William Winburn, offer a spin on the Hokey Pokey. (2-5)
Swim, Little Wombat, Swim ($12.95) by Charles Fuge. Little Wombat discovers new friends. (2-5)
Bunny's Easter Hunt ($6.95) by Deanna Medearis, illus. by Kathy Bratun, is a holiday tale featuring Easter bunnies. (3-5)
A Pony to Love ($6.95) by Christine Taylor-Butler, illus. by Mary Morgan, depicts ponies' adventures. (3-5)
Lamb's Easter Surprise ($6.95) by Christine Taylor-Butler, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson, is a holiday tale starring a lamb and her barnyard pals. (3-5)
Llamas in Pajamas ($6.95) by Teddy Slater, illus. by Jennifer Kindert, is a story focusing on pajama-clad llamas. (3-5)
Santa's Busy Day ($14.95) shows Santa preparing for his biggest day of the year. (3-5)
Pigs in Love and Black Cat Creeping by Teddy Slater, illus. by Aaron Boyd; and The Christmas Puppy by Slater, illus. by Jennifer Kindert, are tales celebrating Valentine's Day; Halloween; and Christmas. (3-5)
Fox Makes Friends ($14.95) by Adam Relf. A friendless fox finds pals. (3-5)
Seven Days of Kwanzaa ($8.95) by Ella Grier, illus. by John Ward, rounds up facts, songs and recipes. (3-6)
The Nativity: Six Glorious Pop-Up Scenes ($14.95) by Francesca Crespi portrays the first Christmas. (4-7)
Cowboy Camp ($14.95) by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Mike Reed. At cowboy camp, Avery stands up to a bully. (4-7)
Animal Faces ($12.95) by Darlyne Murawski features close-up photos of animals. (4-7)
AA Is for Aardvark ($14.95) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, is an alphabet book featuring words with double letters. (5-7)
Louis and the Dodo ($14.95) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Vincent Nguyen. Louis resolves to return the world's only dodo, performing in a circus, to its home. (5-7)
The China Doll ($14.95) by Elza Pilgrim, illus. by Carmen Segovia. A brave doll is determined to get her owner a special gift. (5-7)
Four Little Old Men ($14.95) by Burton Brodt, illus. by Luc Melanson. Four men search for the perfect place to play their card game. (5-7)
Super-Easy Origami ($14.95) by Duy Nguyen offers instructions and patterned paper. (7-9)
Life-Size Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures ($9.95) by Daniel Gilpin, illus. by Martin Knoweldon, features pull-out flaps. (7-12)
Play Chess! Gift Set ($14.95) by Michael Powell, illus. by Kevin Knight, presents a book, chess board and pieces. (7-12)
First Place Science Fair Projects for Inquisitive Kids ($19.95) by Elizabeth Snoke Harris. 50 experiments. (8-12)
Origami on the Move: Cars, Trucks, Ships, Planes & More ($19.95) by Duy Nguyen provides instructions for making 17 origami vehicles. (10-up)
Blue Ribbon Science Fair Projects ($19.95) by Glen Vecchione rounds up science experiments. (12-16)
Rosie Rabbit Books adds It's Valentine's Day! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Laura Rader ($7.95, 2-4). I'm Going to Read introduces 13 new titles by Harriet Ziefert ($11.95 each, paper $3.95, 4-6 to 8-up). Joining Poetry for Young People is The Seasons, ed. by John Serio, illus. by Robert Crockett ($14.95, 8-up). Stories for Young People welcomes O. Henry, ed. by John Hollander, illus. by Miles Hyman; and Leo Tolstoy, ed. by Donna Tussing Orwin, illus. by Herve Blondon ($14.95 each, 10-14). And Children's Unabridged Classics has four additions ($9.95 each, 10-up).
Scooter's Christmas ($5.95) by Richard Brown is a holiday tale centering on Scooter the pig. (2-4)
Little Mouse Meets Santa ($5.95) by Claire Schumacher. Little Mouse searches for Santa in this lift-the-flap tale. (3-6)
What Is Christmas? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Lillie James; and What Is Valentine's Day? and Where's the Easter Bunny? by Ziefert, illus. by Claire Schumacher ($5.95 each) present holiday stories. (3-6)
Scary Stories for Halloween Nights ($5.95) by C.B. Colby is a companion to Scary Stories for Campfires. (10-up)
Elliott's Talking Dog: And Other Quicksolve Mysteries ($6.95) by Jim Sukach, illus. by Alan Flinn, collects mini who-dunnits. (12-up)
Sherlock Holmes' Mini-Mysteries (6.95) by Tom Bullimore is a companion to Sherlock Holmes' Puzzles of Deduction. (12-up)
Ping! The Yahoo Messenger Guide to All Things IM ($4.95) by Angela Gunn is a guide to using Instant Messenger on Yahoo. (12-up)
20-Minute Crafts: Beading ($12.95) by Katherine Stull outlines beading projects. (10-up)
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Kids Weaving: Projects for Kids of All Ages ($19.95) by Sarah Swett, illus. by Lena Corwin, photos by Chris Hartlove, is a guide to weaving. (8-up)
An African ABC ($10) by Jacqui Taylor is an alphabet book featuring images of Africa. (2-6)
A Baobab Is Big ($11.95) collects verses celebrating African lands and animals. (4-10)
Nama Kwa's Garden ($12.95) by Mary Clanahan, illus. by Jacqui Taylor, focuses on Namaqualand, an annual display of wildflowers. (5-8)
When Bat Was a Bird and Other Animal Tales from Africa by Nick Greaves, illus. by David du Plessis; and The Zebra's Stripes and Other African Animal Tales by Dianne Stewart, illus. by Kathy Pienaar ($12.95 each) draw from the legends of African tribes. (6-12)
Tales of the Tokoloshe ($12.95) by Pieter Scholtz, illus. by Cherie Treweek, collects stories of this legendary South African trickster character. (9-14)
You Can't Milk a Dancing Cow ($14.95) by Tom Dunsmuir, illus. by Brian Jones, reveals a farmer's problems. (3-8)
In Style with Grandma Antoinette ($15.95) by Judith Caseley. A girl discovers the world of beauty salons. (3-8)
A Is for Artist ($19.95) by Ella Doran, Zoe Miller and David Goodman, showcases an alphabet unique to artists. (4-up)
The Five Senses ($16.50) by Herve Tullet offers an introduction to the senses. (8-up)
Big Bear Little Bear ($6.95) by David Bedford, illus. by Jane Chapman. Little Bear's mother shows her cub what it's like to be grown up. (2-4)
Little Bear's Special Wish ($6.95) by Gillian Lobel, illus. by Gaby Hansen. Little Bear wants to find the best birthday present for his mother. (2-4)
Snowy's Special Secret ($15.95) by Guido van Genechten. Snowy surprises his mother with a snow sculpture. (3-7)
The Very Snowy Christmas ($15.95) by Diana Hendry, illus. by Jane Chapman. Little Mouse discovers the magic of a snowy Christmas. (3-7)
Clumsy Crab ($15.95) by Ruth Galloway. A crab rescues an octopus who is stuck. (3-7)
The Witch with a Twitch ($15.95) by Layn Marlow, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy. Can a witch find the courage to rescue her cat? (3-7)
Wanda's Washing Machine ($12.95) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Jan McCafferty. A messy eater lives with Walter the washing machine. (3-7)
Alex and the Tart ($6.95) by Guido van Genechten. Alex is determined to bring home Sunday dessert for his family. (3-7)
Louie and the Monsters ($6.95) by Ella Burfoot. Though he doesn't like monsters, Louie grows lonely when they disappear. (3-7)
Mama Bear ($6.95) by Natalie Quintart, illus. by Stéphanie Blanchart. Thomas's mother switches places with Mama Bear. (3-7)
Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World by Pete Salmansohn and Stephen Kress; and Life Under Ice by Mary Cerullo, photos by Bill Curtsinger ($7.95 each, 8-12).
Pay the Piper ($16.95) by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple. A teen suspects there's something sinister behind the music of a famous band when all the town's children disappear on Halloween. (10-up)
Invasion of the Road Weenies ($16.95) by David Lubar collects warped and creepy tales. (10-up)
The Shaktra ($17.95) by Christopher Pike is a sequel to Alosha. (10-up)
The Skyborn ($17.95) by Paul Collins. Welkin faces space mutants in this sequel to The Earthborn. (10-up)
Alosha by Christopher Pike ($5.99, 10-up).
Out of Time ($16.95) by John Marsden. James is drawn into a mystery whose solution lies buried in memories from the past. (13-up)
Wizard Laenan Kite debuts with Mirror Dreams and Mirror Wakes by Catherine Webb; and Webb's Sam Linnifer, Son of Time starts up with Waywalkers and Timekeepers ($9.99 each, 11-up).
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/BLOOMSBURY UK
Dog Story by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Brita Granström ($9.99, 4-7).
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No Kiss for Little Cub ($16.99) by Angela McAllister, illus. by John Kelly. After new twin cubs arrive, a little lion fears that his mother has run out of love. (5-8)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ JONATHAN CAPE
The Sea Monster ($16.99) by Chris Wormell. An unexpected rescuer saves a boy who has been swept out to sea. (5-7)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ CHRYSALIS
The Book of Christmas ($25), compiled by Fiona Waters, illus. by Matilda Harrison, is an anthology of holiday writings. (9-up)
Six Chicks ($8.99) by Henrietta Branford, illus. by Thierry Elfezzani, is a bedtime tale featuring chicks. (1-3)
Cushie Butterfield (She's a Little Cow) and What Now, Cushie Butterfield? ($8.99 each) by Colin McNaughton are stories starring a young cow. (2-4)
The Fetch of Mardy Watt ($9.99) by Charles Butler. Mardy is being haunted by a Fetch, an eerie look-alike. (11-14)
If You Go Walking in Tiger Wood by Alan Durant, illus. by Debbie Boon ($9.99, 2-4); and Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr and On a Tall, Tall Cliff by Andrew Murray, illus. by Alan Snow ($9.99 each, 4-7).
My First Farm Books Boxed Set ($12.50) by Russell Julian contains four miniature board books. (1-4)
Mr. Wolf's Nursery Time by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins ($9.99). Mr. Wolf encounters various nursery rhyme characters. (3-5)
Mr. Wolf and the Enormous Turnip by Jan Fearnley ($9.99). This hungry wolf finds a giant turnip, but it's stuck in the ground. (3-6)
Gently Bentley ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Ian Whybrow, illus. by David Melling. A bear's friends begin to think that he is too rough to play with. (3-5)
Mixed Up Fairy Tales ($17.99) by Hilary Robinson and Nick Sharratt. Split pages let kids mix and match fairy tales. (5-8)
Dinosaur Picture Books: I Am a Diplodocus and I Am a Quetzalcoatlus ($16.99 each) by Karen Wallace and Mike Mostock introduce prehistoric creatures. (5-8)
Slugs for Breakfast ($9.99) by Nicola Moon, illus. by Ailie Busby, presents a tale about self-acceptance. (3-5)
Amos Jellybean Gets It Right ($9.99) by Joanna Walsh centers on a boy who has trouble remembering. (4-7)
Awkward Aardvark ($9.99) by Mwalimu Hadith and Adrienne Kennaway explains how the aardvark came to sleep during the day and eat termites at night. (7-10)
Gold Quest: A Treasure Trail Through History ($14) by Stephen Biesty and Meredith Hooper focuses on a piece of gold that was created billions of years ago as stars exploded. (9-12)
So You Think You Know Roald Dahl? ($9.99) by Clive Gifford is a quiz book about Dahl's books. (11-up)
Brief Candle ($12.50) by Kate Pennington offers insight into the life of the young Emily Brontë. (11-up)
Tread Softly ($9.99) by Kate Pennington is a novel that tells the story behind Sir Walter Raleigh's legendary cloak. (11-up)
Ship's Angel ($9.99) by Bridget Crowley is a tale of villainy and adventure on the high seas. (12-up)
A Jetblack Sunrise: Poems About War and Conflict ($8.99), compiled by Jan Mark, includes poetry by the likes of Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman and Shakespeare, as well as contemporary writers. (12-up)
Feast of Fools by Bridget Crowley ($9.99, 12-up).
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Baby's Shoe ($9.99) by Ros Asquith, illus. by Sam Childs. A big brother searches for baby's lost shoe. (2-4)
In the Woods ($9.99) by Chris Wormell. When they go into the woods for a picnic, three teddy bears get lost. (5-7)
The Princess and the Castle ($8.99) by Caroline Binch. A girl facing loss and change overcomes her fears. (5-7)
The Sprog Owner's Manual (or How Kids Work) ($9.99) by Babette Cole is a guide for owners of sprogs—a.k.a. kids. (6-9)
Urban Babies Wear Black ($6.95) by Michelle Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion, features sophisticated urban toddlers. (1-3)
Ten Stinky Babies ($12.95) by Ellen Olson-Brown, illus. by Joy Allen. In this counting tale, 10 babies' diapers are changed in preparation for a nap. (2-5)
Salad People ($17.95) by Mollie Katzen. This follow-up to Pretend Soup compiles vegetarian recipes. (3-6)
Space Station Mars ($15.95) by Daniel San Souci. Danny and his friends turn their clubhouse into a space station after aliens are spotted in the neighborhood. (4-7)
Why Explore? ($15.95) by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Enrique Moreiro, examines exploration. (6-up)
Wild Fibonacci ($14.95) by Joy Hulme, illus. by Carol Schwartz, describes the Fibonacci numerical sequence and its presence in the animal world. (7-up)
World Snacks serves up Mangia! Mangia! by Amy Wilson Sanger ($6.95, 1-3). And The Paper Princess returns in The Paper Princess Flies Again by Elisa Kleven ($15.95, 4-7).
The Adventures of Uncle Stinky gains Moby Stink by Chris Rumble ($5.95, 7-11).
Crashed, Smashed, and Mashed: A Trip to Junkyard Heaven and Tractor-Trailer Trucker: A Powerful Truck Book by Joyce Slayton Mitchell, photos by Steven Borns ($7.95 each, 7-up).
Raising You Alone ($16.95) by Warren Hanson addresses the challenges faced by single-parent families. (4-up)
The Nutcracker ($18.95) by Karen Kain, illus. by Rajka Kupesic, offers a rendition of this ballet. (All ages)
ABC x 3: English, Español, Français ($12.95) by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Tom Slaughter, introduces the alphabet in three languages. (2-5)
A Pioneer ABC ($15.95) by Mary Alice Downie, illus. by Mary Jane Gerber, explores the seasons on a farm. (5-7)
The Mona Lisa Caper ($15.95) by Rick Jacobson, illus. by Laura Fernandez. Narrated by the Mona Lisa, this relays the story of the man who stole this painting. (5-7)
Clip Clop ($15.95) by Eleanor Koldofsky, illus. by David Parkins, is a tale about horses in bygone days. (5-7)
Tales of the Monkey King ($15.95) by Benjamin Santamaria, illus. by Brian Deines, centers on a monkey who brings courage to children. (6-8)
The Library Book: From Camels to Computers ($18.95) by Maureen Sawa, illus. by Bill Slavin, relays the story of how libraries evolved. (11-up)
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea ($18.95) by Shyan Selvadurai is a novel about forbidden first love. (13-up)
Ingrid and the Wolf ($8.95) by André Alexis. When she goes to Hungary to find her roots, Ingrid discovers that she is the caretaker of an unusual inheritance. (8-10)
Monsterology ($8.95) by Arthur Slade, illus. by Derek Mah, rounds up tales for monster fans. (9-12)
Secrets ($8.95), selected by Marthe Jocelyn, collects stories about secrets. (9-12)
It's Your Room ($14.95) by Janice Weaver and Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Claudia Dàvila, provides decorating and design ideas for readers' rooms. (9-12)
The Roman Conspiracy ($8.95) by Jack Mitchell explores the treacherous world of ancient Rome. (10-13)
Lone Wolf ($8.95) by Edo van Belkom is a sequel to Wolf Pack. (10-14)
The Aquanauts ($9.95) by John Lunn. Four kids travel through time to try to save themselves from being locked under the sea forever. (11-14)
After ($7.95) by Francis Chalifour. This autobiographical first novel examines a teen's life during the year following his father's suicide. (12-up)
My Sister Gracie by Gillian Johnson and Hannah and the Seven Dresses by Marthe Jocelyn ($7.95 each, 3-5).
Night and Day ($16.95) by Herve Tullet. Readers peek through die-cut holes to spy opposites. (All ages)
The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains ($16.95) by Kim So-un, illus. by Jeong Kyoung-Sim. Based on a Korean folktale, this tells of a young man's revenge on the tigers that took his father. (5-up)
Martial Arts for Kids releases Taekwondo for Kids by Y.H. Park, illus. by Stephanie Tok ($11.95, 7-12).
Paperback Series Reprints
Zenta and Matsuzo Mysteries reprints Island of Ogres and Coming of the Bear by Lensey Namioka ($7.95 each, 10-up).
Meet the Woolly Mammoth ($15.95) by Sophie Philippo, illus. by Charles Dutertre et al., examines the life and death of this species. (7-10)
Planet Patrol ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Marybeth Lorbiecki, illus. by Nancy Meyers, explains the basics of ecology. (8-11)
Word Play/Juego con palabras introduces Let's Dive in the Ocean!/¡Vamos a bucear!, Let's Go on Safari!/¡Vamos de safari! and Let's Visit the Jungle!/¡Vamos a la selva! ($6.95 each, 2-up). And new Blue Zoo Guides are Bugs and Spiders and Mammals by Dee Phillips ($18.95 each, 4-7).
The Shoe Box ($14.99) by Francine Rivers, illus. by Linda Dockey Graves, presents a Christmas parable. (4-8)
Papa Panov's Special Day ($14.99) by Mig Holder, illus. by Julie Downing, is a folktale about a lonely shoemaker waiting for a special visitor. (6-10)
Red Rock Mysteries adds Grave Shadows, Phantom Writer, Double Fault and Canyon Echoes by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry ($5.99 each, 8-12).
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Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story ($14.95) by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, illus. by Sam Sandoval. Based on the experiences of the Salish people of Montana, this tale teaches respect for fire. (9-up)
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Grandmother Stories issues The Opossum's Tale by Deborah Duvall, illus. by Murv Jacob ($15.95, all ages). And Children of History offers Teddy's Cattle Drive by Marc Simmons, illus. by Ron Kil ($18.95, 9-12).
Stories of Mexico's Independence Days and Other Bilingual Children's Fables ($13.95) by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres and Timothy Sawyer, rounds up six tales. (8-12)
Madeline Loves Animals ($8.99) by John Bemelmans Marciano. In this board book, Madeline visits various animals. (All ages)
Christmas Mouseling ($15.99) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung. Searching for shelter, Mother Mouse finds a manger in which a special child is born. (2-up)
Robert's Snowflakes: Artists' Snowflakes for Cancer's Cure ($10.99), compiled by Grace Lin and Robert Mercer, reproduces snowflakes created by artists for an auction to benefit cancer research. (3-up)
Snow Moon ($15.99) by Nicholas Brunelle. A child and an owl share a nighttime adventure. (4-up)
Earl the Squirrel ($15.99) by Don Freeman. Earl embarks on an acorn-finding mission. (4-up)
Kibitzers and Fools: Tales My Zayda Told Me ($16.99) by Simms Taback compiles 13 stories. (6-up)
Not-So-Weird Emma ($14.99) by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper. Third graders swap nicknames. (7-up)
Scraps of Time: Abby Takes a Stand ($14.99) by Patricia McKissack, illus. by Gordon James. Abby is refused service at a restaurant and witnesses lunch counter sit-ins. (8-up)
It Happened at School: Two Tales ($14.99) by Susie Morgenstern, illus. by Serge Bloch, presents two stories set in school. (8-up)
Vile Verses ($25) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, Lane Smith et al. More than 20 illustrators contribute art to this collection of poems, verses and songs. (8-up)
Indigo Blue ($15.99) by Cathy Cassidy. When her mother moves the family out of their home to a flat, Indigo must take charge. (10-up)
Mister Boots ($15.99) by Carol Emshwiller. Sometimes a man and sometimes a horse, Boots becomes Bobby's partner in magic. (12-up)
The Truth-Teller's Tale ($16.99) by Sharon Shinn. Teenage twins star in this tale of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity. (12-up)
Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater Dude (And Other Commandments I Have Broken) ($16.99) by Rosemary Graham. Kelsey builds a new identity as a reporter for the school newspaper. (12-up)
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth ($24.99) by Elizabeth Partridge. Photos illustrate this chronicle of Lennon's life and songwriting. (12-up)
Singer in the Snow ($16.99) by Louise Marley. On an ice planet without technology, Singers create heat and light through their music. (12-up)
The Human Fly and Other Stories ($17.99, Speak paperback $9.99) by T.C. Boyle, collects tales about teenagers. (14-up)
Corduroy returns in Corduroy's Snow Day, based on the character created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($5.99, all ages). Angelina Ballerina stars in Angelina at the Palace by Katherine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig ($12.99, 3-up). There are two Easy-to-Read titles ($13.99, 4-up). Cam Jansen reappears in two mysteries by Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99 each, 7-up). Time Warp Trio adds Oh Say, I Can't See by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley ($14.99, 7-up). Winning Season scores Emergency Quarterback by Rich Wallace ($14.99, 9-up). And Giants of Science welcomes Leonardo da Vinci by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Boris Kulikov ($15.99, 10-up).
Earth Mother ($15.95) by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Earth Mother watches over the circle of life. (3-7)
Rufus at Work ($16.95) by Tory and Norman Taber. People don't appreciate how hard it is to be a cat. (3-7)
Groundhog Stays Up Late ($16.95) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Jean Cassels. Groundhog can't wait until February 2nd to wake up his friends. (3-7)
The Devil You Know ($16.95) by Nathan Hale. The prim and proper Ms. Phisto replaces the devil that lives in a family's home. (4-7)
Walter the Giant Storyteller's Giant Book of Giant Stories ($18.95) by Walter M. Mayes, illus. by Kevin O'Malley, compiles tales about giants. (6-10)
Hubert Invents the Wheel ($16.95) by Claire and Monte Montgomery, illus. by Jeff Shelly. Is Hubert's invention spinning toward disaster? (9-12)
Gifted ($16.95) by Beth Evangelista. An intellectually gifted eighth grader contends with bullies. (10-14)
Assassin ($16.95) by Anna Myers. In this novel, John Wilkes Booth convinces a White House seamstress to help him kidnap President Lincoln. (12-up)
Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List ($16.95) by Janette Rallison. An aspiring actress convinces the new boy at school, whose father is a movie star, to take part in the school play. (12-up)
Rewind ($16.95) by Jan Page. After his death, Liam travels back in time and finds himself at his teenaged parents' band rehearsal. (12-up)
I.Q. returns in I.Q, It's Time by Mary Ann Fraser ($15.95, 4-8). Outside and Inside releases Outside and Inside Mummies by Sandra Markle ($17.95, 6-10).
One Witch by Laura Leuck, illus. by S.D. Schindler ($6.95, 3-7); Mount Olympus Basketball by Kevin O'Malley ($6.95, 6-9); and All's Fair in Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison ($6.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series Reprints
I.Q. stars in I.Q. Goes to the Library by Mary Ann Fraser ($6.95, 4-8). And Outside and Inside reprints Outside and Inside Giant Squid by Sandra Markle ($8.95, 6-10).
Seedlings adds Hop, Wriggle, Dance with Peter Rabbit, inspired by Beatrix Potter ($6.99, 2-up). And Flower Fairies Friends return in Musical Treasure Chest ($12.99) and Best Friends ($9.99), inspired by Cicely Mary Barker ($3-up); and Fairyopia: A Flower Fairy Journal ($19.99, 9-up).
Art Explorers offers Express Yourself!: Activities and Adventures in Expressionism by Joyce Raimondo ($12.95, 5-12). And Art Encounters continues with three titles ($15.95 each, 12-up).
InSPAration ($14.95) by Mary Beth Sammons and Samantha Moss, discusses teen-friendly spas and creating home spas. (12-up)
KnitGrrl ($9.95) by Shannon Okey offers an introduction to knitting. (12-up)
You Wouldn't Want to… offers four new titles ($9.95 each, 7-10). Inventions that Shaped the World introduces The Automobile by Robyn Conley, The Calendar by Patricia Kummer, The Light Bulb by John Matthews and The Printing Press by Ann Heinrichs ($9.95 each, 10-13). And People of the Ancient World issues six volumes ($9.95 each, 11-13).
Will You Be My Valenswine? ($15.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Kristina Stephenson. A piglet searches for the perfect "Valenswine." (3-7)
Come with Me on Halloween ($16.95) by Linda Hoffman Kimball, illus. by Mike Reed, introduces two frightened trick-or-treaters. (4-7)
Slow Days, Fast Friends ($16.95) by Erik Brooks. When a cheetah hurts his leg, a sloth shows him the joys of going slow. (5-8)
Snow Day Dance ($16.95 by Will Hubbell. Children's wish for a snow day is granted. (5-8)
When Cows Come Home for Christmas ($15.95) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lynne Chapman. A cow crashes through the floor right where the Christmas tree should be. (5-8)
The First Day of Winter ($15.95) by Consie Powell reveals children and animals playing in the snow. (5-9)
Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom ($15.95) by Lisa Tucker McElroy, illus. by Diane Paterson. Lizzie writes to her mother, who is serving overseas. (6-10)
Grandmama's Pride ($16.95) by Becky Birtha, illus. by Colin Bootman. A girl discovers what it's really like for her grandmother, who lives in the segregated South. (7-10)
My Nights at the Improv ($14.95) by Jan Siebold. After observing an improvisation class, Lizzie learns about taking risks. (11-14)
The Way I Act debuts with Forgiving a Friend by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye; and Jason Takes Responsibility by Kroll, illus. by Nancy Cote ($15.95 each, 5-8). And The Boxcar Childrens Mysteries adds two titles, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.95 each, paper $4.50, 7-12).
New Prairie titles are Christmas at the Top of the World by Tim Coffey ($6.95, 3-6); Bravery Soup by Maryann Cocca-Leffler ($6.95, 3-7); Christmas for a Kitten by Robin Pulver, illus. by Layne Johnson ($6.95, 5-8); The Princesses Have a Ball by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Lynne Cravath ($6.95, 7-10); and Colder Than Ice by David Patneaude ($6.95, 9-12).
Dog Train ($17.95) by Sandra Boynton is a book of songs packaged with a CD. (All ages)
Christmas Car-i-oke ($15.95) by David Schiller. This companion to All-American Car-i-oke comes with a CD. (3-up)
The Ballet School of Life: 49 Timeless Lessons from the School of American Ballet ($9.95) by Suki Schorer includes photos of students at this school. (5-9)
Fandex Family Field Guides adds Africa by Alex Katis ($10.95, 10-up).
J Is for Jesus and Jesus, Me, and My Christmas Tree ($6.99 each) by Crystal Bowman, illus. by Claudine Gevry, are Christmas-themed board books. (3-up)
Christmas Soup ($15.99) by Phyllis Dooley and Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. A family learns that sharing is the greatest gift. (3-up)
Count Yourself to Sleep ($14.99) by Sue Buchanan and Lynn Hodges encourages children to count God's blessings at bedtime. (up to 6)
Oh, Where Is My Ducky? ($6.99) by Linda Bredehoft is a board-book tale about the value of patience. (up to 6)
The Lord of the Beans ($9.99) by Phil Vischer. This Veggie Tale story teaches that special gifts should be shared with others. (up to 8)
Carry Me Along adds My Big Birthday and My Christmas Gift to Jesus by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Rachael O'Neill ($6.99 each, up to 4). Willow Creek issues three books by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Pete Whitehead ($12.99 each, up to 8). The Mess Detectives offers Dial M for Mercy by Doug Peterson ($6.99, 3-up). Helping Kids Heal has four additions ($9.99 each, 4-8). Traditions of Faith gains Marta and the Manger Straw (A Christmas Tradition from Poland) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Robyn Belton ($15.99, 4-8). And A Life of Faith: Violet Travilla Series releases two titles by Martha Finley ($12.99 each, 12-up).
God's Creation debuts with Space & Time, Sky & Sea, Rocks & Plants and Fish, Bugs & Birds by Michael and Caroline Carrol, illus. by Travis King ($7.99 each, 6-up). faithGirlz offers two novels by Nancy Rue ($5.99 each, 8-12). The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery, adapted by Barbara Davoll, has four additions ($4.99 each, 8-12). Spirit of the Game continues with Split Decision and Ultimate Challenge by Todd Hafer ($4.99 each, 8-up). And Keystone Stables presents The Winning Summer and Skye's Final Test by Marsha Hubler ($4.99 each, 10-up).