Pennies from Heaven ($14) by Molly Schaar Idle aims to teach the value of spirituality and faith. (4-8)
Abingdon's Books of the Bible Games ($10) by LeeDell Stickler contains more than 20 games. (7-11)


Penelope Nuthatch and the Big Surprise ($14.95) by David Gavril. Penelope learns that sometimes a bad attitude is the only obstacle to a good time. (4-7)
Hugs on the Wind ($15.95) by Marsha Diane Arnold and Vernise Elaine Pelzel, illus. by Elsa Warnick. Little Cottontail thinks of ways the wind, stars, stream and trees can help him send messages to his grandfather. (4-7)
When Giants Come to Play ($16.95) by Andrea Beaty, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. A girl spends a day with a pair of oddball giants. (4-8)
The Trouble with Tilly Trumble ($16.95) by Lynn Manuel, illus. by Diane Greenseid. A scruffy pooch teaches an old lady a lesson in love, loyalty and companionship. (4-8)
My Cat, The Silliest Cat in the World ($16.95) by Gilles Bachelet. A cat that happens to be an elephant has a unique way of doing things. (4-8)
Captain Barnacle's Aquarium ($14.95) by Edward Miller. This high-seas pirate adventure introduces fish facts. (4-8)
The Entrance Place of Wonders ($16.95) by Daphne Muse, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb, collects 20 poems by Harlem Renaissance poets. (5-9)
Paul Cézanne ($17.95) by Robert Burleigh is a picture-book biography of this artist. (6-10)
Faces, Places, and Inner Spaces ($18.95) by Jean Sousa. Published in association with the Art Institute of Chicago, this volume reveals ways in which artists express themselves. (7-12)
The Book of Why ($16.95) by Martin Laffon and Hortense de Chabaneix, illus. by Jacques Azam, presents answers to difficult questions. (8-12)
The Daisy series introduces Eat Your Peas and You Do! by Kes Gray, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($10.95 each, 3-6).


The Hour of the Cobra ($16.95) by Maiya Williams. Teens travel back to ancient Egypt in this follow-up to The Golden Hour. (9-14)
Plenty Porter ($16.95) by Brandon Noonan is a coming-of-age tale set during the Korean War. (12-up)
ttfn ($15.95) by Lauren Myracle. This sequel to ttyl is also relayed in instant messages. (14-up)
The Sisters Grimm welcomes The Problem Child by Michael Buckley ($14.95, 8-12). And The Chronicles of Faerie adds The Summer King by O.R. Melling ($16.95, 10-15).
Imagine ($14.95) by Hervé Tullet suggests new, unexpected ways of looking at the world. (8-up)
Paperback Series
Sunscreen continues with Weighing In by Sylvie Boutaudou, illus. by Laëtitia Aynié; and All About Adoption by Anne Lanchon, illus. by Monike Czarnecki ($9.95 each, 10-14).


Paperback Series
Everything Kids' issues The Everything Kids' Pirates Puzzle and Activity Book by Beth Blair and Jennifer A. Ericsson and The Everything Kids' Horses Book by Kathi Wagner and Sheryl Racine ($6.95 each, 6-9).


(IPG, dist.)
The Postman's Dog ($15.95) by Lisa Shanahan, illus. by Wayne Harris. This tale of love, friendship and community centers on a lonely postman and his new dog. (3-7)
At the Beach: Postcards from Crabby Spit ($14.95) by Roland Harvey. Readers find lost items in postcards chronicling a family's seaside vacation. (5-7)
Hot Nights, Cool Dragons ($14.95) by Matt Zurbo is a novel involving city streets, stalking reptiles and jazz music. (12-up)


(Firefly, dist.)
Clara and the Bossy ($19.95, paper $5.95) by Ruth Ohi. A guinea pig must deal with a bossy friend. (2-4)
The Happily Ever Afternoon ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Ron Lightburn, is the tale of a mischievous boy's birthday. (2-5)
Torrie and the Firebird ($18.95, paper $7.95) by K.V. Johansen, illus. by Christine Delezenne. Torrie and Anna face new challenges when they return to the helm of the pirate ship Shrike. (9-11)
Into the World of the Dead: Astonishing Adventures in the Underworld ($24.95, paper $12.95) by Michael Boughn retells legendary tales of the netherworlds. (10-12)
My Kind of Sad: What It's Like to Be Young and Depressed ($19.95, paper $10.95) by Kate Scowen, illus. by Jeff Szuc, addresses teen-specific mental health issues. (13-up)


Dr. Bird to the Rescue ($12.95) by Donald Smith, illus. by Kevin Kibsey. A woodpecker doctor aids an ill saguaro cactus. (4-9)


(SCB Distributors, dist.)
Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes II ($16.95) by Gris Grimly collects nursery rhymes gone awry. (10-up)


Cleo's Color Book ($15.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford, is a rhyming introduction to colors. (up to 7)
Counting Cockatoos ($16.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Stephanie Bauer, is a counting book featuring animals. (up to 7)
Magic Train Ride ($16.99) by Sally Crabtree, illus. by Sonia Esplugas. A music CD is packaged with this book that takes readers underwater, through the jungle and into outer space. (4-7)
Off We Go to Mexico ($16.99) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Christopher Corr. This story of a family trip introduces Spanish words and Mexican culture. (4-7)
Ship Shapes ($15.99) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Siobhan Bell. Set on the open sea, this tale introduces common shapes. (4-7)
Star Seeker ($16.99) by Theresa Heine, illus. by Victor Tavares, offers a tour of the solar system. (7-9)


At the Beach ($15.99) by Danna Swartz, illus. by Francesca Ferri. Duck enjoys a day at the beach. (up to 3)
Peek-a-Boo Jungle ($7.99), illus. by Francesca Ferri. Readers lift the flaps to discover animals. (1-3)
My Baby Goodnight ($12.99) by Kenny Rettore is a book and toy package. (1-4)
Let's Go! ($6.99) by D. Rivers-Moore, illus. by Carolyn Backhouse, focuses on things that go. (1-4)
On the Farm ($6.99) by Karen Lammie presents a set of four books with farm settings. (1-4)
Under the Bed ($9.99) by David Wood, illus. by Richard Fowler. What is under the bed? (2-5)
Princess Rosebud ($14.99) by Dawn Apperley presents a lift-the-flap tale. (3-6)
Left Hand, Right Hand ($5.99) by Janet Allison Brown, illus. by Frank Endersby, helps children learn to tell their left hand from their right hand. (3-6)
Don't Mention Pirates ($14.99) by Sarah McConnell. Scarlet wants to be a pirate, just like her aunt, Long Joan Silver. (4-7)
Rotten and Rascal ($12.99) by Paul Geraghty is a tale starring young monsters. (4-7)
Rocky and the Lamb ($12.99) by Greg Gormley, illus. by Lynne Chapman. A wolf who is a bully is also a coward. (4-7)
Little Box of Jokes ($16.99) by James Campbell rounds up jokes. (7-11)
The Little Box of Fairy Magic ($16.99) by Dominic Guard presents assorted elfin items. (9-12)
Calligraphy for Kids ($10.99) by Tony Potter is an introduction to calligraphic lettering. (8-up)
Noisy Farm Babies welcomes Little Bunny, Little Chick, Little Duckling and Little Lamb, illus. by Rebecca Harry ($5.99 each, 1-3). Feels Real Books offers Big and Wild, Fluffy Babies, In the Jungle and Under the Sea by Christine Gunzi ($4.99 each, 1-4). New Hans Wilhelm Lift-the-Flaps Books are What Are Friends For? and Friends Around the World by Hans Wilhelm ($9.99 each, 1-4). Concept Sliders issues four titles by Colin Petty ($5.99 each, 2-5). And Let's Celebrate continues with More Than Matzah by Debbie Herman and Ann Koffsky ($9.99, 6-10).
Dippy's Sleepover ($6.99) by Jan Clarke, illus. by Mary McQuillan, is a story addressing the issue of bed-wetting. (3-6)
Barron's Junior Rhyming Dictionary ($12.99) by John Foster sets out to build kids' vocabularies. (8-up)
Paperback Series
Joining Let's Learn About are Let's Learn About the 5 Senses and Let's Learn About the 4 Elements by Núria Roca, illus. by Rosa Curto ($6.99 each, 4-7). Watch Out! offers Watch Out! At Home, Watch Out! On the Road, Watch Out! Around Town and Watch Out! Near Water by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Mike Gordon ($5.99 each, 4-7). New to A First Look At Books are My Manners Matter and I'm Telling the Truth by Pat Thomas, illus. by Lesley Harker ($6.99 each, 4-7). Reader's Clubhouse introduces two nine-book sets ($3.99 each, 3-6). Airy Fairy Books presents Airy Fairy Magic Mistakes! and Airy Fairy Magic Music! by Margaret Ryan, illus. by Teresa Murfin ($3.99 each, 7-10).


Being a Girl Who Serves and Being a Girl Who Leads ($11.99 each) by Shannon Kubiak Primicerio discuss how readers can use their gifts to serve others; and how to lead with love and compassion. (9-12)
God Allows U-Turns for Teens ($12.99) by Allison Bottke and Cheryl Hutchings collects stories about faith. (12-up)
Blah, Blah, Blah: Making Sense of the World's Spiritual Chatter ($11.99) by Bayard Taylor compares and contrasts Christianity with other world views. (12-up)
Paperback Series
Friends for a Season continues with Daisy Chains by Sandra Byrd ($10.99, 9-12).


How the Sea Came to Marissa ($15.95) by Anne Renaud, illus. by Maud Durland. Preparing to leave her grandmother's seaside home, Marissa tries to figure out how to bring the sea home with her. (4-9)


(IPG, dist.)
Father & Son Read-Aloud Stories ($12.95) by Robert Gould, illus. by Lara Gurin, compiles 16 tales of adventure, suspense and humor. (5-9)
Time Soldiers marches on with Samurai by Kathleen Duey, illus. by Eugene Epstein ($15.95, 6-11).


Funny Face ($8.95) by Nicola Smee. A child displays a variety of facial expressions when he encounters three bears. (1-4)
Oscar's Party ($14.95) by Etsuko Watanabe is a lift-the-flap birthday tale. (2-6)
Baby Shoes ($15.95) by Dashka Slater, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, presents a story about fun, sun and shoes. (2-6)
Can You Hear the Sea? ($15.95) by Judy Cumberbatch, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max. A girl learns to appreciate a special gift from her grandfather. (3-7)
How to Be a Good Dog ($15.95) by Gail Page. A cat instructs a dog on proper canine etiquette. (3-8)
Henny Penny ($16.95) by Vivian French, illus. by Sophie Windham, retells this familiar tale from Henny's point of view. (4-8)
Take a Kiss to School ($15.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Sue Hellard, is a story aimed at calming first-day jitters. (4-8)
Digory the Dragon Slayer ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Ian Beck. A shy boy rescues a princess, fights dragons and lives happily-ever-after. (6-10)
Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Richard Hamilton, illus. by Sam Hearn. A curious boy tangles with his neighbor's anti-gravity invention. (6-10)
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man ($9.95) by Alexander McCall Smith, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Akimbo finds himself in a crocodile-infested river. (7-9)
Orphan of the Sun ($16.95) by Gill Harvey. A girl suspected of witchery uncovers mysteries in her ancient Egyptian village. (8-12)
Tanglewreck ($16.95) by Jeanette Winterson is a gothic tale in which time is mysteriously warped. (8-12)
Coming of Dragons ($16.95) by A.J. Lake. A king's son and a sea captain's daughter fight an evil warlord who's terrorizing their homeland. (9-12)
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City ($16.95) by Kirsten Miller. A group of girls fight crime beneath the streets of Manhattan. (10-14)
My Life Starring Mum ($16.95) by Chloë Rayban introduces a teenager living with a celebrity mother. (10-14)
Death Collector ($16.95) by Justin Richards. In Victorian London, three misfits discover why a sinister factory owner is reanimating the dead. (12-18)
Dreamwalker's Child ($16.95) by Steve Voake. When Sam awakens from a coma, he discovers he has been abducted by a ruler with a deadly agenda. (12-18)
Thieves Like Us ($16.95) by Stephen Cole. A group of teens uncovers an ancient mystery. (12-up)
Missing in Tokyo ($16.95) by Graham Marks. Charlie embarks on a journey of self-discovery when he travels to Tokyo in search of his missing sister. (12-up)
Welcome to Wahoo ($16.95) by Dennis and Elise Carr. Will a rich, wild girl survive a drastic life change when she is forced to begin an anonymous existence in Nebraska? (12-16)
The Moneylender's Daughter ($17.95) by V.A. Richardson. Adam is drawn to the daughter of the man who ruined his family in this companion to The House of Windjammer. (12-16)
The Princetta ($17.95) by Anne-Laure Bondouz, trans. by Anthea Bell. Fleeing an arranged marriage, a princess has an adventure on the high seas. (12-16)
Tallulah Falls ($16.95) by Christine Fletcher. A girl is stranded in a rural southern town after setting out on a cross-
country trip to rescue her best friend. (14-18)
Harriet Bean debuts with The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean and Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats by Alexander McCall Smith, illus. by Laura Rankin ($9.95 each, 7-9). Hazel Green returns in Have Courage, Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch ($15.95, 8-12). And The Missing Link Trilogy continues with Only Human by Kate Thompson ($16.95, 12-up).
Paperback Series
The Insiders continues with Hold on Tight by J. Minter ($8.95, 14-up).


(Chronicle, dist.)
That's What Grandmas Are For by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley; and That's What Grandpas Are For by Ziefert, illus. by Deborah Zemke ($8.95 each), celebrate grandparents. (All ages)
Baby Flip-a-Face: Woof-Woof ($8.95) by SAMi. Die-cut pages reveal various animal faces. (up to 3)
Flip-a-Shape: Yum! and Go! ($8.95 each) by SAMi are die-cut board books introducing shapes. (up to 3)
Buzzy's Big Beach Book ($9.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam. A donkey faces his fear of the water and copes with the fact that his sand castle washes away. (1-4)
Swim Buddies ($8.95) by Daniel Orleans is a die-cut board book emphasizing the importance of swimming with a buddy. (1-4)
Where Is My Friend? ($7.95) by Simms Taback. This board book with flaps features animal pals. (2-5)
Bigger Than Daddy ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Elliot Kreloff, tells of a child who wishes to be big. (3-5)
Me! Me! ABC ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Ingri Von Bergen. Dolls introduce action words. (4-8)
Travels with Charlie: Way Out West ($15.95) by Miles Backer, illus. by Chuck Nitzberg. A pooch with a passion for geography explores 13 states. (6-12)
Grandma, It's for You! ($15.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Lauren Browne. Lulu turns an old straw hat into a present for her grandmother. (4-8)
Learn-to-Turn launches with Good Morning, Sun! and Breakfast Time! by Lisa Campbell Ernst ($6.95 each, up to 3). And Early Experiences adds Does a Baboon Sleep in a Bed? by Fred Ehrlich, illus. by Emily Bolam ($13.50, paper $5.95, 2-5).
Coupons for Moms and Coupons for Dads ($6.95 each) by Amanda Haley present coupons for gift giving. (All ages)
Doodle a Zoodle ($12.95) by Deborah Zemke is a drawing book demonstrating how to turn pairs of letters into animals. (All ages)


Baby Day ($15.95) by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe, illus. by Robin Spowart, reveals a baby's busy day. (up to 2)
Clink Clank Clunk! ($15.95) by Miriam Aroner, illus. by Dominic Catalano. Ten animals take a road trip. (2-6)
The Best Winds ($16.95) by Laura Williams, illus. by Eujin Kim Neilan. A boy's grandfather teaches him the ancient Korean craft of kite making. (5-7)
The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers ($15.95) by Caroline Arnold, illus. by John Sandford. Zoo animal catchers try to capture a fierce forest creature. (5-up)
A Young Shepherd ($15.95) by Cat Urbigkit. Photos illustrate this look at the life of a shepherd boy on a Wyoming farm. (6-up)
Josias, Hold the Book ($15.95) by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren, illus. by Nicole Tagdell. A Haitian boy realizes that learning to read might help him to be a more successful gardener. (6-up)
A Young Man's Dance ($15.95) by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, illus. by Layne Johnson. A boy tries to remain close to his grandmother as she struggles with Alzheimer's disease. (6-up)
Sofie and the City ($15.95) by Karima Grant, illus. by Janet Montecalvo. A girl from Senegal is lonely in America until she meets a friend who introduces her to sidewalk chalk drawing. (6-up)
Ten Worlds: Everything That Orbits the Sun ($19.95) by Ken Croswell tours the solar system. (6-up)
First Dive to Shark Dive ($17.95) by Peter Lourie. Text and photos chronicle the author's scuba-diving adventure with his daughter. (7-10)
Solomon and the Ant: And Other Jewish Folktales ($19.95) by Sheldon Oberman, retells 43 tales. (7-up)
Out of the Shadows: An Artist's Journey ($21.95) by Neil Waldman. The author tells of growing up in the Bronx in the years following WWII. (10-up)
All Aboard! Passenger Trains Around the World ($19.95) by Karl Zimmermann. Photos illustrate this history of the passenger train. (10-up)
Highlights Hidden Pictures introduces Volumes 1-4, selected by Jody Taylor ($5.95, 5-9). And Earthworks continues with Glaciers: Nature's Icy Caps by David Harrison, illus. by Cheryl Nathan ($15.95, 6-8).


Blue ($16.95) by Joyce Moyer Hostetter. While her father is off fighting in WWII, a girl joins her community in battling the polio epidemic. (10-up)


No Boys Allowed: Poems About Brothers and Sisters ($15.95), compiled by John Micklos, Jr., illus. by Kathleen O'Malley, is an anthology of sibling-themed poems. (3-6)
Dark Sparkle Tea and Other Bedtime Poems ($16.95) by Tim Myers, illus. by Kelley Cunningham, collects poetry for bedtime reading. (3-7)
Animal Mischief ($15.95) by Rob Jackson, illus. by Laura Jacobsen, rounds up poems about land and sea creatures. (5-up)
Count Me a Rhyme: Animal Poems by the Numbers ($17.95) by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple. This counting book pairs poems with photographs. (5-up)


Wild West Train Ride Maze ($16.95) by Roxie Munro is a search-and-find maze adventure. (5-10)


The LullaBible Storybook ($14.99) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton, presents biblical tales illustrated with art featuring babies and their stuffed animals. (up to 3)


Thick ($6.95) by Colin Neenan, about a good kid in bad trouble. (12-up)
Paperback Series
Tales of Terre begins with The Separated by Troon Harrison ($11.95, 12-up) and Chronicle of Aten continues with Return to Aten by Lynn Sinclair ($8.95, 12-up).


Duckie's Splash ($5.99) by Frances Barry is a board book introducing actions and their opposites. (1-3)
Busy Buddies: Silly Stuff That Goes Together and Food Friends: Fun Foods That Go Together ($5.99 each) by Cece Bell are board-book tales. (1-3)
Baby Days: A Quilt of Rhymes and Pictures ($14.99) by Belinda Downes. Embroidered pictures accompany traditional songs and rhymes. (1-4)
This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes ($19.99), ed. by Jane Yolen, illus. by Will Hillenbrand. This collection of rhymes and games is packaged with a CD. (1-5)
Baby Talk: A Book of First Words and Phrases ($15.99) by Judy Hindley, illus. by Brita Granström, celebrates the joys of a toddler's day. (2-5)
Hello Twins ($15.99) by Charlotte Voake. This tale about twins celebrates individuality. (2-5)
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth ($12.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy and friends give Charley moral support on his first trip to the dentist. (2-5)
Peekaboo, Stretch! ($9.99) by Karen Pandell, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Twins search for a wily dachshund in this lift-the-flap story. (2-5)
Silly Suzy Goose ($14.99) by Petr Horácek tells of a silly goose in search of a new style. (2-5)
I Will Kiss You (Lots & Lots & Lots!) ($15.99) by Stoo Hample. A mother offers a rhymed love letter to her child. (2-up)
Maisy's Wonderful Weather Book ($11.99) by Lucy Cousins. Maisy explores the natural world in this book about weather. (2-up)
Hooray for Harry ($15.99) by Kim Lewis underscores the satisfaction of finding something that is lost. (3-6)
Shark and Lobster's Amazing Undersea Adventure ($15.99) by Viviane Schwarz. A shark and a lobster make a narrow escape from a land-bound menace. (3-6)
Sleepy Places ($15.99) by Judy Hindley, illus. by Tor Freeman, pays tribute to favorite sleeping spots. (3-6)
Rhymes for Annie Rose ($16.99) by Shirley Hughes. Annie Rose and her brother Alfie share adventures. (3-7)
Maisy's First Game Book ($9.99) by Lucy Cousins. Games to play. (3-up)
Construction Zone ($15.99) by Cheryl Willis Hudson, photos by Richard Sobol, provides a behind-the-scenes look at a construction project. (4-7)
The Ladder ($17.99) by Halfdan Rasmussen, trans. by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Pierre Pratt. A ladder becomes a pathway to the clouds in this translation of a Danish poem. (4-7)
My Father the Dog ($15.99) by Elizabeth Bluemle, illus. by Randy Cecil, offers a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits that fathers and dogs share. (4-7)
Nell's Elf ($14.99) by Jane Cowen-Fletcher, is a tale celebrating the imagination. (4-7)
Nutmeg and Barley: A Budding Friendship ($15.99) by Janie Bynum. An exuberant squirrel and a shy mouse discover the rewards of reaching out. (4-7)
Cold Paws, Warm Heart ($15.99) by Madeleine Floyd. A kindhearted girl makes friends with a solitary polar bear. (4-8)
Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea ($16.99) by Chris Butterworth, illus. by John Lawrence, focuses on the endangered sea horse. (4-8)
Houndsley and Catina ($14.99) by James Howe, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay. Three tales reveal an unlikely friendship. (5-7)
Star of the Week ($15.99) by Barney Saltzberg. The star of Crazy Hair Day turns a disappointing stint as class star of the week into triumph. (5-8)
Captain Abdul's Little Treasure ($16.99) by Colin McNaughton is a saga of pseudo sword-fighting, smelly diapers and hide-and-seek on the high seas. (5-up)
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters ($27.99) by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart is a pop-up exploration of the prehistoric underwater world. (5-up)
Mr. and Mrs. God in the Creation Kitchen ($16.99) by Nancy Wood, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering, reveals how two married chefs got the world started. (5-up)
Teacher's Pets ($15.99) by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Marylin Hafner. A growing menagerie takes over Miss Fry's classroom. (5-up)
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride ($12.99) by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen. In her second caper, Mercy Watson takes an automobile ride. (6-8)
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways ($14.99) by Laura McGee Kvasnosky rounds up three stories portraying the ups and downs of sisterhood. (6-9)
Carnival of the Animals: Poems Inspired by Saint-Saëns' Music ($16.99), ed. by Judith Chernaik, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura, collects writing by an international array of poets. (6-10)
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist ($16.99) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Stan Fellows. This account of Muir's life includes quotes from his diaries. (6-10)
Where's Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt! ($14.99) by Martin Handford. The elusive Waldo's latest adventure includes stickers. (6-up)
Evangeline Mudd and the Great Mink Escapade ($15.99) by David Elliott, illus. by Andréa Wesson. Evangeline joins the fight for animal rights. (7-10)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ($18.99) by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. This tale of a girl's lost china rabbit illustrates the power of love. (7-up)
The Quail Club ($15.99) by Carolyn Marsden is a novel examining what it takes to be a true friend and still be true to oneself. (8-10)
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep ($15.99) by Liz Kessler, illus. by Sarah Gibb, presents a tale involving a monster and mermaid magic. (8-12)
Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught up in a War: An Epic Tale from Ancient Iraq ($16.99) by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Jane Ray, is a story involving a boy, a magical bird, a battle and wisdom gained. (8-up)
Stompin' at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller ($16.99), collected and ed. by Alan Govenar, illus. by Martin French, spotlights the life of this jazz dancer. (9-13)
The Book of Story Beginnings ($15.99) by Kristin Kladstrup is a fantasy featuring a ship full of orphaned pirate children and a pair of warring royals. (10-13)
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy ($19.99), compiled and ed. by Leonard S. Marcus, rounds up interviews with 13 noted fantasy authors. (12-up)
Angelmonster ($15.99) by Veronica Bennett reimagines the life of Mary Shelley on the eve of her writing of Frankenstein. (14-up)
The Queen of Cool ($15.99) by Cecil Castellucci. A popular teenager decides to do something truly cool with her life. (14-up)
Surrender ($16.99) by Sonya Hartnett. In this psychological thriller, the meek protagonist makes a pact with a shadowy, wild boy. (14-up)
The Wish House ($15.99) by Celia Rees. One summer, a boy learns the secrets of the mysterious Wish House. (14-up)
Super Sturdy Picture Books throws out Let's Play Baseball! by Charles R. Smith Jr., illus. by Terry Widener ($8.99, 1-3); and Judy Moody's little brother Stink returns in Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds ($12.99, 5-8).


Hippo Goes Bananas! ($14.95) by Marjorie Dennis Murray, illus. by Kevin O'Malley, introduces the tale of a hippo with a toothache. (3-8)
Stop that Nose! ($14.95) by Martha Peaslee Levine, illus. by Lee White. When Dad sneezes so hard that he blows his nose right off his face, the nose starts running. (3-8)
The Louds Move In! ($14.95) by Carolyn Crimi, illus. by Regan Dunnick. Earmuffle Avenue is no longer quiet after the Loud family moves in. (3-8)
Dancing Larry ($16.95) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater. Larry the bear begins attending dance class. (4-8)
Ten-Gallon Bart ($16.95) by Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Dorothy Donohue. The sheriff of Dog City is ready to retire until he hears that Billy the Kid—the gruffest goat in the country—is headed to town. (5-8)
Emma Dilemma and the New Nanny ($15.95) by Patricia Hermes. Can Emma prove herself responsible so that her parents will let her join the traveling soccer team? (8-11)
Penelope Bailey Takes the Stage ($16.95) by Susanna Reich reveals a 19th-century girl's efforts to find a balance between her own desires and society's expectations. (9-14)
My Lady Pocahontas ($16.95) by Kathleen V. Kudlinski tells the story of Pocahontas from the Pamunkey viewpoint. (10-14)
Yellow Star ($16.95) by Jennifer Roy presents autobiographical poems from a Holocaust survivor. (10-up)
Lindy Blues debuts with The Missing Silver Dollar by Dorian Cirrone, illus. by Liza Woodruff ($14.95, 7-10). And Simply Sarah is back in Cuckoo Feathers by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Nancy Ramsey ($14.95, 7-10).


I Love Our Earth ($14.95) by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson, illus. by Dan Lipow, celebrates earth's colors, climates and seasons. (All ages)
Mama's Wild Child/Papa's Wild Child ($14.95) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Nora Hilb. After reading about wild animal mamas, kids flip the book over to learn about papa animals. (3-6)
Cowboy Slim ($15.95) by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Margot Apple. A poetry-writing fellow who can't master cowboy skills saves the day when the herd stampedes. (4-7)
Maxwell's Mountain ($15.95) by Shari Becker, illus. by Nicole Wong. A small boy's courage enables him to achieve his goal. (4-7)
My Family ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Sheila Kinkade, illus. by Elaine Little. Families from around the world are viewed as part of one global family. (4-7)
Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson? ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Lois Grambling, illus. by Judy Love. An imaginative boy pleads with his teacher to let him bring his unusual pet to school. (5-8)
Kenya's Word ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Linda Trice, illus. by Pamela Johnson. A girl who loves to learn is determined to find the perfect descriptive word to present to her class. (5-8)
Last Day Blues ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love. Knowing she will miss them, Mrs. Hartwell's students want to do something to cheer her up. (5-8)
The Patch ($15.95) by Justina Chen Headley, illus. by Mitch Vane. After offering inventive explanations for the eye patch she wears, Becca tells her friends that she has amblyopia. (5-8)
Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Ann McCallum, illus. by James Balkovek. Jack of beanstalk fame makes friends with the giant's son. (7-10)
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Pam Calvert, illus. by Wayne Geehan. This legendary fellow returns to cause mischief with his multiplying stick. (7-10)
Stella Brite and the Dark Matter Mystery ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Sara Latta, illus. by Meredith Johnson. Detective Stella and her brother try to crack the mystery of dark matter. (7-10)


(IPG, dist.)
Family Fun Nights ($14.95) by Lisa Bany-Winters compiles family activity ideas. (All ages)
Exploring the Solar System ($17.95) by Mary Kay Carson outlines the history of space exploration. (9-12)


The Closet Ghosts ($16.95) by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Shiraaz Bhabba. A monkey hero from Indian mythology helps a girl rid her closet of ghosts. (6-up)
Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel ($16.95) by Anthony Robles, illus. by Carl Angel. Lakas leads new friends in a protest against their eviction from a hotel. (6-up)


See Saw! Nursery Songs, Pat-a-Cake! Nursery Rhymes and Peek-a-Boo! Nursery Games ($6.99 each), illus. by Annie Kubler, are board books encouraging parent-child participation. (6 mos.-4 yrs.)
My First Animal Signs ($6.99), illus. by Anthony Lewis, is a board book showing how to sign the names of 48 animals. (8 mos.-3 yrs.)
Blanket Babies releases four board books by Sue Baker, illus. by Annie Kubler ($6.99 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Little Drivers adds four board books illus. by Dan Crisp ($7.99 each, 3-7). And Flip-Up Fairy Tales offers four classic stories ($9.99 each, 3-7).
Board Book Reprints
Nighty Night, Sleepy Time, Snuggle Up and Cuddle Up, illus. by Mandy Ross ($4.99 each, 9 mos.-3 yrs.).
Bear and Turtle and the Great Lake Race ($7.99) by Andrew Fusek-Peters, illus. by Alison Edgson. Turtle challenges bad-tempered Bear to a race along the lakeshore. (4-7)


Baby Animals: Books in a Box ($19.95) presents 18 board books in a box with a handle. (up to 3)
Kika: My First Word Book ($11.95) by Fukiko Yamamoto introduces words from a baby's world. (up to 4)
Little Mister ($6.95) by Randy DuBurke is a board book celebrating a toddler's daily routine. (up to 4)
Emily's Balloon ($14.95) by Komako Sakai portrays the friendship between a girl and her balloon. (1-5)
In the Fiddle Is a Song: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Hidden Potential ($10.95) by Durga Bernhard reveals the possibilities within the things children view every day. (2-up)
The Adventures of Old Bo Bear ($16.95) by Alice Schertle, illus. by David Parkins. After a boy's bear goes through the washing machine, the two embark on adventures and get grungy again. (3-7)
My Friends/Mis amigos and Spring Is Here/Llegó la primavera ($14.50, paper $6.95) by Taro Gomi are bilingual editions of these titles. (3-7)
Up Above and Down Below ($14.95) by Sue Redding reveals goings-on below such settings as a picnic, the ocean and the desert. (3-up)
The Butterfly Garden ($15.95) by Sue Harris, illus. by Stephanie Boey, offers a lift-the-flap look at butterflies. (4-8)
Stanley Goes Fishing ($15.95) by Craig Frazier aims to inspire readers to think and see in new ways. (4-up)
All Mixed Up: A Mix-and-Match Book ($8.95) by Carin Berger. Readers flip the pages to create quirky characters. (4-up)
An Egg Is Quiet ($16.95) by Dianna Aston, illus. by Sylvia Long, captures qualities of various eggs. (5-10)
Mom and Dad Are Palindromes ($15.95) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Adam McCauley, introduces more than 101 palindromes. (5-10)
Masterpieces Up Close ($22.95) by Claire d'Harcourt examines the world's famous paintings. (5-up)
Ivy and Bean ($14.95) introduces two girls who are unlikely friends. (6-10)
Zoe Sophia in New York: The Mystery of the Pink Phoenix Papers ($15.95) by Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley. Zoe Sophia and her great-aunt visit New York City sites while solving a mystery. (6-up)
I Heard It from Alice Zucchini: Poems About the Garden ($15.95) by Juanita Havill, illus. by Christine Davenier, compiles 20 poems celebrating the joys of a garden. (6-up)
Camp Kit: Tons of Cool Stuff for a Summer of Fun ($15.95) by Jonathan Kauffman, illus. by Debbie Hanley, presents a plastic pouch containing a journal of songs and stories, stationery, stickers and pen. (7-up)
Tour America: A Journey Through Poems and Art ($17.95) by Diane Siebert, illus. by Stephen Johnson, pairs poems about American landmarks with illustrations. (8-up)
Finger Puppet Books adds Little Bee and Little Lamb ($6.95 each, up to 4). Nick Jr. offers Let's Count! Books and Blocks and Let's Make Shapes! Books and Blocks ($12.95 each, 3-up). The Sneaky Pony trots out with Keeker and the Sneaky Pony by Hadley Higginson, illus. by Maja Andersen ($15.50, paper $3.95, 5-8). And new Bilingual Classics are Rapunzel/Rapunzel, adapted by Francesc Bofill, illus. by Joma; and The Three Little Pigs/Los tres cerditos, adapted by Mercè Escardó i Bas, illus. by Pere Joan ($14.95, paper $6.95, 4-8).
Jump! The Nick Guide to Jumping Rope ($9.95) packages instructions for jump-rope tricks with a jump rope. (7-up)


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)


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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).