Time to Get Up, Time to Go ($15) by David Milgrim. A boy and his doll spend a busy day. (3-6)

Brother Juniper ($16) by Diane Gibfried, illus. by Meilo So, tells the story of Brother Juniper, who is so generous he gives the robe off his back-even if it leaves him with nothing to wear. (3-7)

Earth to Stella! ($16) by Simon Puttock, illus. by Philip Hopman. At bedtime, Stella climbs into her rocket ship and zooms off into space. (3-7)

I'm Bored ($15) by Christine Schneider, illus. by Hervé Pinel. Charlie and his toys launch an attack against boredom. (3-7)

Down the Back of the Chair ($16) by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Polly Dunbar. What does Dad finds while searching for his lost car keys? (4-7)

Ahwoooooooo! ($16) by Yannick Murphy, illus. by Claudio Muñoz. Little Wolf's wise, patient grandfather teaches him how to howl. (4-8)

Ohio Thunder ($16) by Denise Dowling Mortensen, illus. by Kate Kiesler. A summer storm descends upon a family's midwestern farm. (4-8)

Welcome to Zanzibar Road ($16) by Niki Daly, compiles five stories about animal characters living in a bustling neighborhood. (4-8)

What to Do? What to Do? ($16) by Toni Teevin, illus. by Janet Pedersen. What will Sophie do when the neighborhood birds for whom she bakes bread daily become greedy? (4-8)

One Green Apple ($16) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Ted Lewin. A young Muslim immigrant who feels alone in her new country connects with her classmates on a trip to an apple orchard. (5-8)

Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost ($16) by Ann Redisch Stampler, illus. by Jacqueline Cohen, retells a traditional Jewish tale about a lazy fellow and the spoon that changes his luck. (5-8)

Gotcha! ($15) by Jamie Gilson, illus. by Amy Wummer. The students in Mrs. Zookey's class go on a spider hunt. (5-8)The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny ($18) by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by William Muñoz, is a history of the relationship between this animal and Indians. (8-12)

I'll Sing You One-O ($16) by Nan Gregory. A girl sets out to find an angel when her foster family breaks up. (9-12)

Witch Catcher ($16) by Mary Downing Hahn is a fantasy inspired by the legend of witch catchers. (9-12)

Archer's Quest ($16) by Linda Sue Park. In this fantasy, an archer king from ancient Korea appears in the present day. (9-13)

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision ($20) by George Sullivan is a biography of this photographer. (10-14)

The Loud Silence of Francine Green ($16) by Karen Cushman. A shy girl becomes caught up in her friend's troubles during the McCarthy era. (10-14)

Singing Hands ($16) by Delia Ray is a novel about a hearing girl and her deaf parents. (10-14)

Water Shaper ($16) by Laura Williams McCaffrey. In this fantasy, an outcast princess flees from home to find her place in the world. (10-14)

The Great Circle: A History of the First Nations ($25) by Neil Philip examines the shared experience of Native American peoples. (10-up)

My Last Skirt: The Story of Jennie Hodgers, Union Soldier ($16) by Lynda Durrant is a novel based on the life of a real Civil War "petticoat soldier." (11-15)


Wild Willie Mysteries continues with Dead Guys Talk by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Abby Carter ($15, 7-10).


Happy Easter ($6.99) by Susan Leigh. This board book featuring photos recounts the events of Holy Week and Easter. (1-up)

Hush, Little One ($4.99) by Anita Reith Stohs, illus. by John Kanzler, reveals that God watches over children even as they sleep. (1-up)

Jesus Loves Me ($4.99) by Joni Walker, emphasizes that each youngster is unique. (1-up)

Why I Thank You, God , Why I Praise You, God and Why I Trust You, God ($4.99 each) by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Carol Koeller, are board books pairing poetry with pictures of everyday objects. (1-up)

Mommy Promises ($12.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Wilson Ong, encourages mothers to share promises with their children. (1-up)

Easter Surprise ($8.99) by Vicki Howie, illus. by Moira Maclean, is a board book with flaps that lift to reveal figures from the Easter story. (2-5)

He Is Risen, Indeed! ($12.95), illus. by David Erickson, presents biblical passages about Good Friday and Easter. (6-up)


Going Out, Getting Dumped, and Playing Mini Golf on the First Date ($7.99) by Tim Pauls offers Bible-based advice on dating, sexuality and marriage. (13-18)


While a Tree Grew…The Story of Maryland's Wye Oak ($12.95) by Elaine Bachmann, illus. by Kim Harrell, offers a history of this historic tree. (6-12)


Paperback Series

Breakthrough Inventions launches with Inventing the Automobile and Inventing the Telephone by ErinnBanting and Inventing the Television and Inventing the Camera by Joanne Richter ($8.95 each, 9-10). Science Frontiers debuts with Black Holes , Green Power , Micro Machines and Extreme Structures by David Jefferis ($8.95 each, 9-10).

The World of Insects gains four titles ($6.95 each, 6-8). Earth's Endangered Animals has four additions ($6.95 each, 7-8). Nature's Changes releases four books ($6.95 each, 8-9). Extreme Sports-No Limits! continues with four books ($6.95 each, 9-10). And In the Footsteps of Explorers issues four titles ($8.95 each, 9-10).


Mom for Mayor ($15.95) by Nancy Edwards, illus. by Michael Chesworth. With his favorite park threatened by a new development, Eric puts his mother's name on the ballot for a town election-without telling her. (7-10)

Cat in Numberland ($19.95) by Ivar Ekeland, illus. by John O'Brien. This tale about infinity is set on another planet, where all the numbers live together in a big hotel. (9-14)

Highland Fling ($15.95) by Kathleen Ernst. A girl deals with a budding romance and a family ghost while competing in a dance competition. (9-14)


Robert returns in Robert and the Practical Jokes by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer ($15.95, 6-9).


Your Special Gift ($15.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by David Wenzel. Children discover that they are gifted by God to serve Him and others. (4-10)


Zoophabet 123 and Zoophabet ABC ($5.99) by Kathryn Knight, illus. by Cathy Heck are board book introduction to numbers and the alphabet. (2-4)


The ABCs of Cookies ($3.50) by P.J. Shaw, illus. by Tom Leigh. Cookie Monster bakes cookies with Sesame Street friends. (3-6)


Punished! ($15.95) by David Lubar. Logan has to complete three tasks before he can escape a magical punishment that keeps getting him into trouble. (8-up)

Balls! ($18.95) by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by John Margeson, explains the history, construction and uses of various sports balls. (10-up)

What Stinks? ($17.95) by Marilyn Singer rounds up facts about nature's "stinky stuff." (10-up)

Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe ($15.95) by Jane Harrington. Delia challenges her friend to do four risky things on her European trip. (12-up)


A Swim Through the Sea ($7.95) by Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini is a board book introducing an alphabetical roundup of sea creatures. (1-4)

Sunshine on My Shoulders ($7.95) by John Denver, illus. by Christopher Canyon, is a board-book adaptation of this song. (1-4)

Over in the Ocean-In a Coral Reef ($7.95) by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jeanette Canyon, is a counting board book featuring coral reef creatures. (1-4)

City Beats: A Hip-Hoppy Pigeon Poem ($16.95, paper $8.95) by S. Kelly Rammell, illus. by Jeanette Canyon. A city from a pigeon's perspective. (All ages)

The Web at Dragonfly Pond ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Brian "Fox" Ellis, illus. by Michael Maydak, is the tale of a fish, frog, dragonfly and mosquito. (6-12)


Song of the Flowers ($16.99) by Takayo Noda is a lullaby celebrating the natural world. (2-up)

Ruby and Bubbles ($15.99) by Rosie Winstead. Ruby's best friend is her pet bird. (4-up)

Raisin and Grape ($12.99) by Tom Amico and James Proimos, illus. by Andy Snair. A young grape spends the day with his grandfather raisin. (4-up)

The Trouble with Cauliflower ($16.99) by Jane Sutton, illus. by Jim Harris. Sadie convinces her best friend that his superstition about cauliflower is unfounded. (4-up)

The Invisible Moose ($16.99) by Dennis Haseley, illus. by Steven Kellogg. A shy moose travels from Canada to New York City to rescue the moose he loves. (4-up)

The Last Laugh ($12.99) by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. A snake, gopher and duck star in this tale told with only three words. (4-up)

Benny & Beautiful Baby Delilah ($16.99) by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Though he's jealous of the attention his new baby sister is getting, Benny finds a way to stop her crying. (4-up)

Ballerino Nate ($16.99) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, illus. by R.W. Alley. Nate is determined to learn ballet. (4-up)

I Remember Miss Perry ($16.99) by Pat Brisson, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. Stevie and his classmates cope with the death of their beloved teacher in a car accident. (4-up)

The Little Red Hen ($16.99) by Jerry Pinkney retells this tale of a hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors. (4-up)

The Night Is Singing ($16.99) by Jacqueline Davis, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker. At bedtime, a girl listens to the night's enchanting music. (4-up)

Bobby the Bold ($16.99) by Donna Jo Napoli and Eva Furrow, illus. by Ard Hoyt. Bobby the bonobo, a one-of-a-kind creature, has adventures in town after escaping from the zoo. (4-up)

Fluffy and Baron ($16.99) by Laura Rankin tells of the friendship between a duck and a dog. (4-up)

Road Trip ($16.99) by Roger Eschbacher, illus. by Thor Wickstrom, follows a family's cross-country car trip. (4-up)

Cousin John Is Coming! ($16.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by Nate Lilly. Ben devises a mischievous plan when his mean cousin comes to visit. (4-up)

Charlie Cook's Favorite Book ($16.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler, offers a circular story about the joy of reading. (4-up)

Here Lies the Librarian ($16.99) by Richard Peck. A librarian turns a tomboy's life upside down in this novel set in 1914 Indiana. (10-up)

So Super Stylish ($16.99) by Rose Wilkins. Will Octavia ever shake the unwanted fame that follows her and her famous mother everywhere? (12-up)

Defining Dulcie ($16.99) by Paul Acampora. After her father dies and her mother moves them across the country, Dulcie steals her father's truck and drives back home. (12-up)

Wabi: A Hero's Tale ($16.99) by Joseph Bruchac A great horned owl shape-shifts into human form after falling in love with a beautiful girl. (12-up)

Samurai Shortstop ($17.99) by Alan Gratz. In 1890 Tokyo, a boy discovers that baseball might be the way to carry on his family's samurai values in modern Japan. (12-up)


Charlie and Lola return in But Excuse Me, That Is My Book by Lauren Child ($16.99, 4-up). Oliver and Amanda Pig star in Oliver Pig and the Best Fort Ever ($15.99, 4-up). And Sly the Sleuth continues with Sly the Sleuth and the Sports Mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow, illus. by Heather Maione ($15.99, 7-up).


Peter and the Shadow Thieves ($18.99) by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, illus. by Greg Call, is a follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers . (10-up)


Wish You Were Here in the Wild: Postcards from the Ledge ($17.95) follows the making of the animated film, The Wild . (All ages)


Wonderful World of Animals Encyclopedia ($12.99) by Donald Moore is an animal reference. (6-9)

The Human Body ($15.99) features a light-up model of the human body. (6-9)


The Shaggy Dog: A Day to Play ($7.99) is a die-cut book featuring photos. (2-5)

Disney Princess: Princess Mix and Match ($14.99). This book with fabric swatches lets readers create princess outfits. (3-7)

Disney Princess My Secret Diary by Cinderella and Disney Princess My Secret Diary by Ariel ($14.99 each) present these characters' diaries. (3-7)

Disney Winnie the Pooh: The Trouble with Honey ($15.99) is an interactive book starring Pooh. (3-7)

Disney's The Wild: It's a Jungle Out There ($12.99). This movie tie-in includes magnets of the characters. (3-up)

Disney's Cars: Start Your Engine ($12.99) is a storybook featuring four board games. (3-up)

Disney's Cars: Out for a Spin ($12.99). This movie tie-in includes magnetized pages. (3-up)

Disney's Cars: Get into Gear! ($14.99) includes a game on the cover. (3-up)

Disney Trivia Challenge ($19.99). Readers use an electronic game piece to answer trivia questions. (5-up)


Cartoon Tales adds Disney Princess Royally Enchanted Cartoon Tales by Scott Peterson ($14.99, 6-10).


Pirates of the Caribbean Graphic Novel: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($9.99) by Michael Stewart, illus. by Dustin Evans, Mike DeCarlo and Jenny Hanson, adapts this film. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2 tie-ins include The Curse of Davy Jones and Swann Song ($3.50 each, 3-6); Reader ($3.99, 5-7); Movie Storybook ($8.99, 7-10); and Junior Novelization ($4.99, 8-10). The Cheetah Girls appear in XOXO, The Cheetah Girls Postcard Book ($6.99, 5-up); Cheetah Chatters: A Dictionary of Growl-licious Lingo ($4.99, 7-up); and The Cheetah Girls 2 Junior Novelization ($4.99, 8-12). That's So Raven adds Off-The Hook Poster Book ($3.99, 6-9); and Junior Novel: Superstar ($4.99, 8-12). The Suite Life of Zack and Cody debuts with Hotel Hangout , Double Trouble and Room of Doom ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Shaggy Dog issues Movie Storybook ($6.99, 7-12); and Junior Novelization ($4.99, 8-12). Launching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Adventures of Jack Sparrow are The Sword of Cortés , The Siren Song and The Pirate Chase by Robb Kidd ($4.99 each, 8-12). Lizzie McGuire returns in Super Special: A Totally Hottie Summer ($6.99, 8-12). Disney Adventures Presents Comic Zone debuts with Lilo & Stitch , Gorilla, Gorilla , Disney Tall Tails and Kid Gravity ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Phil of the Future issues Junior Novel: Far-out Phil ($4.99, 8-12).


Mommy Loves Me ($5.99) is a board book celebrating the bond between mother and child. (2-5)

Dora the Explorer: The Essential Guide ($8.99). Dora and her pals solve puzzles and problems. (2-5)

Play Soccer ($12.99) is a guide to this sport. (5-8)

The Dress-Up Book ($12.99) by Jane Bull offers ideas for dress-up play. (5-8)

You Can Draw Marvel Characters ($19.99) by Dan Jurgens shows how to draw comics characters. (8-up)

Over the Hedge: The Essential Guide ($12.99) is a tie-in to this film. (8-up)

Cars: The Essential Guide ($12.99) is a guide to this movie. (8-up)

Ice Age: The Essential Guide ($12.99) stars a cast of villainous water reptiles. (8-up)

X-Men: The Ultimate Guide ($24.99) by Peter Sanderson is a revised edition of this guide to X-Men films and comics. (8-up)

Ghost Rider Visual Guide ($19.95) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the film featuring this character. (8-up)

Pirates of the Caribbean Visual Guide ($19.99) ties into the upcoming film. (8-up)

Superman Returns: The Visual Guide ($19.99) by Scott Beatty is an illustrated guide to this movie. (8-up)

Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel ($24.99) is an updated version of this guide. (8-up)

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia ($39.99) and Student Atlas ($19.95) are updated editions of these references. (8-up)


Peekaboo! presents Baby Says and Bedtime ($6.99 each, 2-5). New Fun Flaps are Numbers Are Everywhere and Words in my World ($4.99 each, 2-5). Let's Play releases With Shapes , With Colors , On the Move and Busy Day ($8.99 each, 2-5). Let's Look adds Animals , Farm , First Words and Things That Go ($4.99 each, 2-5). Opposites and Tractor are new to My First Board Books ($5.99 each, 2-5). Eye Know offers Bird and Tree ($7.99 each, 4-6). Watch Me Grow releases Ape and Turtle ($7.99 each, 4-7). Joining Eye Wonder is Castle and Knight ($9.99, 5-8). DK 24 Hours gains Desert and Rain Forest ($12.99 each, 5-8). DK First Reference Series continues with First Nature Encyclopedia ($15.99, 5-8). Voyages Through Time by Peter Ackroyd adds Ancient Rome ($19.99, 8-up) and Kingdom of the Dead ($9.99 paper, 8-up). Eyewitness Books welcomes Da Vinci and His Times and Natural Disasters ($15.99 each, 8-up). And Ancient Greece and Plant are new e.guides ($17.99 each, 8-up).


Signs in Our World ($5.99) presents signs introducing words, colors and shapes. (2-5)

Visual Encyclopedia of Space ($12.99). This space reference includes photos, diagrams and drawings. (8-up)

Paperback Series

DK Readers gains Meet the Dinosaurs and Duck Pond Dip ($3.99 each, 4-6); Spider-Man: The Amazing Story , A Trip to the Dentist and Let's Play Tennis ($3.99 each, 5-7); Spider-Man's Worst Enemies , Meet the X-Men and I Want to Be a Gymnast ($3.99 each, 5-8); and The X-Men School ($3.99, 6-9). Joining DK Read and Listen are Oliver Twist , Pinocchio and A Trip to the Zoo/Library ($9.99 each, 5-8). I Can Draw issues Animals , Dinosaurs , Magical Creatures and Machines ($7.99 each, 6-10). DK Discoveries welcomes Christopher Columbus , Cleopatra and Julius Caesar ($6.99 each, 8-up). Eleanor Roosevelt and Princess Diana are new DK Biography titles ($4.99 each, 8-up). Girls' Style gains Fabulous Hair and Super Style ($8.99 each, 8-up). And Nature Activities adds Nature Ranger and Weather Watcher ($9.99 each, 8-up).


Circus of the Darned ($5.99) by Katie Maxwell. Psychically gifted Fran must deal with 100-year-old ghosts and a paranoid mother. (10-up)

I AmSoJinxed! ($5.99) by Naomi Nash is a sequel to You Are So Cursed! ($10-up)

My Loco Life ($5.99) by Lee McClain. An adopted teen gets in touch with her Spanish heritage and finds her birth mother and a boy who accepts her for who she is. (10-up)


Wake Up, Bertha Bear ($15.95) by Chad Mason, illus. by Chad Wallace. Forest creatures help a baby bear who is separated from his hibernating mother. (3-8)

Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck ($15.95) by Katie Clark, illus. by Amy Huntington. A Grandma saves the day when she takes the wheel of the town's garbage trucks to clean up in time for a parade. (4-8)

Between the Tides ($15.95) by Fran Hodgkins, illus. by Jim Sollers is a look at what happens to denizens of the tidal zone when the sea recedes. (4-8)

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud ($15.95) by Lynn Plourde, illus. by John Schoenherr. A tale of a road filled with mud- and immovable creatures. (4-8)


Look at the Animals! ($6.99) by Peter Linenthal. A follow-up to Look Look! , this board book introduces various animals. (Infant-up)

The Baby's Playtime Book ($16.99) by Kay Chorao collects rhymes about games, toys and play. (1-up)

Easy Street ($15.99) by Rita Gray, illus. by Mary Bono. Verse and art chronicle the creation of a new street. (1-up)

Hillside Lullaby ($15.99) by Hope Vestergaard, illus. by Margie Moore. Nature sounds outside her window lull a child to sleep. (2-up)

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs ($15.99) by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Minerva Louise finds some peculiar eggs in very strange places. (2-up)

Big Chickens ($15.99) by Leslie Helakoski, illus. by Henry Cole. Four chickens run into the woods to hide from a wolf. (3-up)

Pajama Light ($16.99) by Gale Sypher Jacob, illus. by Mark Graham. A girl and her father share a special evening ritual: a stroll to a nearby lighthouse. (3-up)

Pizza at Sally's ($15.99) by Monica Wellington. Sally makes pizza in this companion to Apple Farmer Annie and Firefighter Frank . (3-up)Shelly ($15.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Guy Francis. According to his bossy sisters, Shelly is taking too long to come out of his shell. (4-up)

Desmond and the Naughtybugs ($15.99) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Anik McGrory. Desmond is a sweet boy until he encounters the Naughtybugs. (4-up)

Pirate Treasure ($15.99) by Loretta Krupinski. Two pirate mice decide to settle down and become farmers. (4-up)

Nothing to Do ($16.99) by Douglas Wood, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin, reveals the joys of imagination and discovery. (4-up)

Young MacDonald ($12.99) by David Milgrim. The title character invents wacky barnyard animal pairings in this twist on the familiar song. (5-up)

Free Baseball ($15.99) by Sue Corbett. When Felix sneaks into a baseball team's locker room in hopes of finding information about his father, a Cuban baseball star, the players mistake him for the new batboy. (8-up)

Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World ($18.99) by Jane Breskin Zalben profiles 16 individuals. (8-up)

Mary Margaret, Center Stage ($15.99) by Christine Kole MacLean. Mary Margaret comes up with a good fund-raising idea, yet fails to land the starring role in the play. (8-up)

Julep O'Toole: Miss Independent ($15.99) by Trudi Trueit. When she gets the freedom she craves during a week away from her mother, Julep discovers that she misses her. (8-up)

With a Little Luck ($17.99) by Dennis Fradin reveals the stories behind 11 scientific discoveries. (9-up)

Anatopsis ($16.99) by Chris Abouzeid. A princess's new tutor sends her on a grail-like quest. (10-up)

Travis and Freddy's Adventures in Vegas ($15.99) by Henry Johnson and Paul Hoppe. A gangster gets in the way when two friends try to save Travis's father from ruin by engineering a way to win big in Vegas. (10-up)

The Pluto Project ($17.99) by Melissa Glenn Haber. Has Alan, who sees codes and messages in everything, stumbled upon a plot to assassinate the governor? (10-up)

But I Don't Want to Be a Movie Star ($15.99) by Margaret Pinder. When her once-famous movie star grandmother is injured, Kat impersonates her to land her a comeback role. (12-up)

Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork ($19.99), illus. by Scott Hunt. Nine charcoal paintings inspired these stories by 18 authors. (12-up)

Scrambled Eggs at Midnight ($16.99) by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler. One summer, Calliope and Eliot connect as they help each other face their family struggles. (12-up)

The Silent Room ($16.99) by Walter Sorrells. Oz, whose stepfather framed him for drug possession and had him sent to a prison-like school, must escape and save his mother from being killed. (12-up)

Temping Fate ($16.99) by Esther Friesner. Reporting for her job as a temp, Ilana discovers she is working for the Fates, the Greek goddesses who control life and death. (12-up)

On the Head of a Pin ($16.99) by Mary Beth Miller. After Andy inadvertently kills Helen with his father's hunting rife, his two friends help him hide the body. (14-up)

Girl in Development ($15.99) by Jordan Roter is the tale of an East Coast teen interning at a Hollywood film development company. (14-up)

Behind the Eyes ($16.99) by Francisco X. Stork. Hector is unwittingly drawn into the violent gang world. (14-up)The Sex Drive ($15.99) by Andy Behrens. Can Ian convince his two best friends to drive 900 miles with him so he can meet up with a girl he met online? (14-up)


Slippers stars in Slippers Loves to Run by Andrew Clements, illus. by Janie Bynum ($12.99, 2-6); Miss Bindergarten returns in Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff ($16.99, 3-up). Good Knight celebrates Happy Birthday, Good Knight ($13.99, 4-up). Walter the Farting Dog sets sail in Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy, illus. by Audrey Colman ($16.99, 5-up). The Black Room by Gillian Cross is the second book in The Dark Ground Trilogy ($16.99, 12-up). And Dark Fusion welcomes Duckling Ugly by Neal Shusterman ($15.99, 12-up).


A World of Prayers ($16) by Jeremy Brooks, illus. by Elena Gomez, collects prayers from around the world. (All ages)

To Everything There Is a Season ($16), illus. by Jude Daly. Folk art illustrates this biblical verse. (All ages)

Caedmon's Song ($16) by Ruth Ashby, illus. by Bill Slavin, tells how the first English poet was initially a cowherd who was unable to recite stories aloud. (5-up)

When God Made the Dakotas ($17) by Tim Kessler, illus. by Paul Morin, presents a Native American creation story. (5-up)

Call Me Marianne ($16) by Jen Bryant, illus. by David Johnson. When a boy encounters Marianne Moore at the zoo, she encourages him to write poetry of his own. (6-up)

I Am Marc Chagall ($18), illus. by Bimba Landmann, is adapted from this artist's autobiography. (7-up)


(FSG, dist.)

Prince Silencio ($14.95) by Anne Herbauts. A prince born to a king who cannot bear noise teaches his kingdom the value of silence. (4-up)

Antarctica: The Heart of the World ($17.95) by Coral Tulloch tells of the geography, plant and animal life of this continent, as well as the stories of explorers who have ventured there. (8-up)

Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times ($18.95) by Kevin Burns profiles philosophers from various cultures. (12-up)


Anthony and the Girls ($15) by Ole Könnecke. Anthony tries too hard to catch the attention of two girls playing in the sandbox. (3-6)

The Wishing Ball ($16) by Elisa Kleven. When tricked by a crafty crow, a stray cat puts her faith in a rubber ball. (3-6)

Feet Man and Mr. Tiny ($16) by Gina Freschet is the tale of a lonely man with enormous feet and the Lilliputian friend who helps him find his calling. (4-8)

Inventor McGregor ($16) by Kathleen Pelley, illus. by Michael Chesworth. When he moves from his home workshop to a new laboratory in the city, a talented inventor seems to lose his knack. (4-8)

My Feet Are Laughing ($16) by Lissette Norman, illus. by Frank Morrison, collects 16 poems celebrating the life of a Dominican-American girl. (4-8)

No Room for Napoleon ($16) by Adria Meserve. When a bossy dog moves to an island, he pushes the limits of friendship and of the island's natural resources. (4-8)

Pablo the Artist ($16) by Satoshi Kitamura. An elephant painter suffering from artist's block finds inspiration where he least expects it. (4-8)

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor ($16) by Emily Arnold McCully recounts the life of this prolific inventor. (7-up)

The Diary of a Killer Cat ($15) by Anne Fine, illus. by Steve Cox, views the world through a cat's eyes. (7-10)

Isabella's Above-Ground Pool ($16) by Alice Mead, illus. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. When a tornado destroys a neighbor's house, a girl realizes that money she has earmarked for a pool might be put to better use. (7-10)

Notso Hotso ($15) by Anne Fine, illus. by Tony Ross. A dog stars in this tale about embarrassment. (7-10)

It's Hot and Cold in Miami ($17) by Nicole Rubel. Rachel feels invisible next to her intelligent twin sister and gorgeous mother, until she learns to appreciate her own special talents. (8-12)

Trading Places ($16) by Claudia Mills. When twins tackle a school project, they discover that they are surprisingly alike. (8-12)

Blackbeard's Last Fight ($17) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Leonard Everett Fisher, relays a story about this pirate from the perspective of a cabin boy. (8-up)

Georgie's Moon ( $16) by Chris Woodsworth. In 1970, a girl tries to accept the absence of her father, who is fighting in Vietnam. (10-up)

Julia's Kitchen ($16) by Brenda Ferber. Cara deals with the deaths of her mother and sister by carrying on her mother's catering business. (10-up)

Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium ($18) by Carla Killough McClafferty examines Curie's life and discoveries. (10-up)

The Summer Sherman Loved Me ($16) by Jane St. Anthony. Margaret copes with her changing relationship with her mother and tries to sort out her feelings for the boy next door. (10-up)

That Fernhill Summer ($16) by Colby Rodowsky. A teen spends the summer getting acquainted with her cousins and trying to understand her complex grandmother. (10-up)

A True and Faithful Narrative ($17) by Katherine Sturtevant. In this sequel to At the Sign of the Star , Meg struggles to establish herself as a writer in Restoration London. (12-up)

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs ($17) by Jack Gantos. In this family drama, eccentric elderly brothers, driven by their obsessive love for their mother, try to preserve the past. (12-up)

Time's Memory ($17) by Julius Lester is a tale exploring the bonds of love amidst the horrors of the African slave trade and the brutality of American slavery. (12-up)


Hug, Hug, Hug! and Num, Num, Num! ($5.95 each) by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Tomek Bogacki, are board book tales about a hippo and a ferret who are pals. (1-4)

The Room of Wonders ($16) by Sergio Ruzzier introduces a pack rat who fills a room with his finds. (4-8)

Sheep ($16) by Valerie Hobbs. A clever, philosophical dog searches for a home. (8-12)

Landed ($16) by Milly Lee, illus. by Yangsook Choi, tells of a boy whose emigration to the U.S. is jeopardized by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. (8-up)

A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat ($17) by Joan Dash, illus. by Dusan Petricic, chronicles the life of this leader. (10-up)

Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet ($19) by Elizabeth Knox. As a member of a family famous for its prowess as dreamhunters, can Laura become a great dreamhunter? (12-up)


Grace for an Island Meal ($16) by Rachel Field, illus. by Cynthia Jabar. This poem describes a visit to an island off the coast of Maine. (3-6)

Little Mamá Forgets ($16) by Robin Cruise, illus. by Stacey Dressen-McQueen, celebrates the bond among members of a Hispanic family. (4-8)

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen ($16) by Cari Best, illus. by Christine Davenier. When she outgrows her beloved bike, a girl recycles its parts to ride again. (4-8)

Maggie's Amerikay ($17) by Barbara Timberlake Russell, illus. by Jim Burke. An Irish girl who arrives in 1890s New Orleans meets an aspiring musician. (6-9)

Strange Birds ($17) by Judith Heide Gilliland. When her parents disappear, Anna's cold-hearted aunt becomes her guardian. (10-up)


Rosy Cole returns in Rosie Cole's Memoir Explosion: A Heartbreaking Story About Losing Friends,Annoying Family, and Ruining Romance by Sheila Greenwald ($16, 7-10).


The Rabbit Who Couldn't Find His Daddy ($15) by Lilian Edvall, trans. by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, illus. by Sara Gimbergsson. Rabbit and his sister set out on a nighttime hunt for their father. (4-8)



Uncovering debuts with Airplanes: Uncovering Technology and Skyscrapers: Uncovering Technology by Chris Oxlade, The Human Body: Uncovering Science by Chris Hawkes and The Four Season: Uncovering Nature by Annie Jones ($16.95 each, 8-up). And Firefly Animal Rescue continues with Birds of Prey Rescue by Pamela Hickman and Rhino Rescue by Garry Hamilton ($19.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-up).


The Queen's Feet ($17.95) by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Dusan Petricic. Queen Daisy can't help but misbehave-she has restless feet. (4-8)

Wake Up, Henry Rooster! ($16.95) by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Sean Cassidy. Henry is no morning rooster, but when his father leaves the farm, it's up to Henry to crow the sun up. (4-7)

Baby Grizzly ($13.95, $6.95 paper) by Aubrey Lang, photos by Wayne Lynch. A mother grizzly cares for her three cubs. (5-8)

Black-and-White Blanche ($16.95) by Marj Toews, illus. by Dianna Bonder. Color is outlawed in Queen Victoria's household. (5-8)

Fire! The Renewal of a Forest ($17.95) by Celia Godkin is a look at the life cycle of a forest. (6-9)

Roundup at the Palace ($17.95) by Kathleen Cook Waldron, illus. by Alan & Lea Daniel. A story of a boy and his bull. (6-10)

Buffalo ($18.95, $9.95 paper) by Beverly Brodsky presents paintings and tribal song-poems that express the buffalo's role on the Plains. (8-12)

Magnifico ($15.95) by Victoria Miles. A girl who longs to play the piano gets accordion lessons instead. (11-up)

Kobzar's Children ($18.95, $12.95 paper) by Marsha Skrypuch is an anthology that chronicles the lives of Ukrainian immigrants during the past century. (12-up)


Mermaid in the Bathtub ($4.95) by Laura Teetoom, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes. Siblings spot a mermaid in their parent's fish shop and take her home. (7-9)

Adeline's Dream ($7.95) by Linda Aksomitis. Adeline tries to make a place for herself after her family comes to Canada from Germany. (9-up)

Nettie's Journey ($7.95) by Adele Dueck. A grandmother tells her granddaughter the story of her life. (9-up)

The Secret of the Stone House ($7.95) by Judith Silverthorne. Emily travels back in to to discover a secret about her grandmother's stone house. (9-up)

Talisa's Song ($8.95) by Linda Smith. Talisa thinks she's worthless because she's the only one in her family who can't perform magic. (10-up)

Wild Orchid ($9.95) by Beverley Brenna is an epistolary novel. (13-up)

Mythspring ($16.95) edited by Julie Czerneda and Genevieve Kierans is an anthology of short speculative fiction. (14-up)



Best Behavior adds Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen ($7.95 board book, paper $11.95, 4-7).


The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD ($13.95) by John Taylor presents strategies for youngsters. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Learning to Get Along offers Accept and Value Each Person and Reach Out and Give by Cheri Meiners ($10.95 each, 4-8). And Adding Assets Series for Kids releases Making Choices and Making Friends and Proud to Be You by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick ($9.95 each, 8-12).


Thunderboom! Poems for Everyone ($17.95) by Charlotte Pomerantz, illus. by Rob Shepperson, is a poetry collection. (All ages)

Jack and the Night Visitors ($13.95) by Pat Schories. In this wordless story, a dog and a boy receive a late-night visit from unusual guests. (2-6)

The Winter Road ($16.95) by Terry Hokenson is a survival story about a teenage girl who crashes her plane in the Canadian wilderness on her first solo flight. (12-up)

By the River ($16.95) by Steven Herrick. This novel in verse centers on a boy growing up in a sleepy Australian town. (12-up)

Long Gone Daddy ($16.95) by Helen Hemphill. When his grandfather dies, a boy and his minister father come to understand each other. (13-up)


Nuts ($15.95) by Paula Gerritsen. A mouse encounters the unexpected when she travels far to collect nuts from a tree. (2-6)

Brave Ben ($15.95) by Mathilde Stein, illus. by Mies van Hout. A timid boy learns to stand up for himself when he sets out to seek help from a magic tree. (2-6)

Creepy Crawlies ($16.95) by Hans Post, illus. by Irene Goede, examines small creatures. (4-8)


Felipe the Flamingo ($15.95) by Jill Ker Conway, illus. by Lokken Millis. After a young flamingo is left behind while his flock migrates, other creatures care for him until he can join up with his family. (6-10)

Paperback Series

Adventures with the Parkers continues with Bryce and Zion: Dangers in the Narrows and Grand Canyon: The Tail of the Scorpion by Mike Graf, illus. by Marjorie Leggitt ($9.95 each, 8-12).