Here Comes the Night ($16.95) by Anne Rockwell. A mother ushers her child through bedtime rituals. (2-5)

One Ted Falls Out of Bed ($15.95) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Anna Currey. After a tumble out of bed, a teddy bear finds his way back into his owner's arms. (2-6)

Below ($16.95) by Nina Crews. Jack and his action figure battle the terrain of the staircase. (3-6)

Mama Outside, Mama Inside ($15.95) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Susan Gaber. A woman and a bird both await the arrival of their new babies. (3-6)

Pig Little ($16.95) by Mike Thaler, illus. by Paige Miglio. Poems describe Pig Little's day at the beach. (3-6)

Summer Is Summer ($16.95) by Phillis and David Gershator, illus. by Sophie Blackall. Four friends explore the pleasures of summer. (3-6)

Can You Say Peace? ($15.95) by Karen Katz reveals the many ways to say "peace" around the world. (3-7)

Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story ($16.95) by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise. Little Rabbit learns that crying isn't just for babies. (3-7)

Hippopotamus Stew and Other Silly Animal Poems ($16.95) by Joan Horton, illus. by JoAnn Adinolfi, collects animal poems. (4-7)

Turtle Crossing ($16.95) by Rick Chrustowski chronicles the life of a painted turtle. (4-7)

Waiting for Gregory ($16.95) by Kimberly Willis Holt, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, offers a take on myths surrounding a baby's arrival. (4-7)

Boy on the Brink ($15.95) by David McPhail. A boy's dreams about his day have fantastic settings. (4-8)

Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza? ($15.95) by Lenny Hort, illus. by John O'Brien. Things we don't know about dinos. (4-8)

The Kitchen Talks ($15.95) by Shirley Mozelle, illus. by Petra Mathers. Poems reveal how kitchen appliances really feel. (4-8)

Salaam: A Muslim American Boy's Story ($17.95) by Tricia Brown, illus. by Ken Cardwell, portrays what it means to be a Muslim American. (4-8)

Through Georgia's Eyes ($16.95) by Rachel Rodríguez, illus. by Julie Paschkis, adapts Georgia O'Keeffe's perspective as she discovers the artistic beauty of the world around her. (5-8)

The Life of Benjamin Franklin ($17.95) by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Malcah Zeldis, celebrates the life of this patriot. (5-9)

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin ($16.95) by Gene Baretta focuses on Franklin's inventions and how they changed the world. (5-9)

The Boy Who Saved Cleveland ($15.95) by James Cross Giblin, illus. by Michael Dooling, tells the true story of a boy whose heroic efforts kept his family and neighbors alive during the 1798 malaria epidemic. (8-12)

Meet the Musicians: From Prodigy (or not) to Pros ($17.95) by Amy Nathan spotlights classical musicians. (9-12)

Adventurous Women ($17.95) by Penny Colman collects tales of eight women who took risks to pursue their goals. (10-up)

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano ($16.95) by Margarita Engle, illus. by Sean Qualls. Poems reveal the life of this poet. (10-up)

Accidents of Nature ($16.95) by Harriet McBryde Johnson. When she attends a camp for the disabled, a girl with cerebral palsy finds that her assumptions are turned upside down. (11-up)

Desert Crossing ($16.95) by Elise Broach. After finding a body on the road, three teens embark on a journey of self-discovery. (12-up)

Girl Stories ($16.95) by Lauren Weinstein is a graphic novel disclosing the pain of adolescence. (12-up)

A Higher Geometry ($16.95) by Sharelle Byars Moranville centers on a teenage girl in the 1950s who is a math whiz. (12-up)

The Year the Gypsies Came ($16.95) by Linzi Glass. This first novel set in apartheid South Africa tells of the tension within a family and a life-altering visit from a group of strangers. (12-up)


Melvin Beederman, Superherodebuts with The Curse of the Bologna Sandwichand The Revenge of the McNasty Brothersby Greg Trine, illus. by Rhode Montijo ($15.95, paper $5.99, 7-10). And The Shamer Chroniclesadds The Serpent Gift by Lene Kaaberbol($17.95, 11-up).


The Man and the Fox ($18, paper $6.99) by Idries Shah, illus. by Sally Mallam. A man tricks and traps a fox, which uses his ingenuity and perseverance to escape. (3-up)

Fatima the Spinner and the Tent ($18, paper $6.99) by Idries Shah, illus. by Natasha Delmar. This tale based on Greek folklore follows Fatima's journey from Morocco to China. (5-up)


Wow! It Sure Is Good to Be You! ($9.95) by Cynthia Jabar celebrates the relationships girls have with the people who love them. (All ages)

Do Lions Live on Lily Pads? ($15) by Melanie Walsh reveals where animals do-and don't-live. (up to 3)

Jack and Jilland Wee Willie Winkie ($5.95 each) by Salley Mavor illustrate these tales with fabric art. (1-4)

Gossie and Friends: A First Flap Book ($11.99) by Olivier Dunrea describes a day on the farm. (1-4)

Move! ($16) by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illus. by Jenkins, examines the ways animals move. (2-5)

What Do Wheels Do All Day? ($16) by April Jones Prince, illus. by Giles Laroche, pays homage to the wheel. (2-7)

Like a Hundred Drums ($15) by Annette Griessman, illus. by Julie Monks. Though thunderstorms may be scary, they are lovely to behold. (3-8)

Knitting Nell ($16) by Julie Jersild Roth. A shy girl comes into her own through her love of knitting. (4-8)

Roasted Peanuts ($16) by Tim Egan offers a story about friendship, loyalty and baseball. (4-8)

Martha Moth Makes Socks ($16) by Cambria Evans. A hungry moth eats the ingredients for her birthday dinner before her friends arrive for the celebration. (4-8)

Museum Trip ($15) by Barbara Lehman. What happens when a boy becomes part of a museum exhibit? (4-8)

Muti's Necklace: The Oldest Story in the World ($16) by Louise Hawes, illus. by Rebecca Guay. An Egyptian girl values her own family over the Pharaoh's promises of wealth. (4-8)

Bats at the Beach ($16) by Brian Lies. Bats make a nighttime trip to the beach. (4-8)

Meow Ruff: A Story in Concrete Poetry ($16) by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Michelle Berg. A dog and cat are alone in the park when a sunny day suddenly becomes stormy. (4-8)

Can You Greet the Whole Wide World? ($16) by Lezlie Evans, illus. by Denis Roche, discloses various ways to communicate messages. (5-9)

Looking at Glass Through the Ages ($16) by Bruce Kroscielniak offers a history of glass and glassmaking. (6-10)

Across the Blue Pacific ($17) by Louise Borden, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker, centers on a girl whose neighbor serves aboard the USS Albacoreduring WWII. (6-10)

Honky-Tonk Heroes and the Hillbilly Angels ($16) by Holly George-Warren, illus. by Laura Levine, is a sequel to Shake, Rattle, and Roll. (6-10)

Flamingos on the Roof ($16) by Calef Brown is a poetry collection. (6-12)

The Wonder Kid ($16) by George Harrar. After catching polio in 1954, a boy reinvents himself as The Wonder Kid in his comic strips. (8-12)

The Bundle at Blackthorpe Heath ($15) by Mark Copeland shows what happens when Art disregards his grandfather's warning to use a spyglass for only good purposes. (8-12)

Team Moon: How 400,000 People LandedApollo 11on the Moon ($19.95) by Catherine Thimmesh focuses on the team behind the scenes of the first moon landing. (9-up)

Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food ($16) by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson rounds up facts about the fast food industry. (11-13)

Dairy Queen ($16) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. One summer, a teenager who's an expert in football and cows learns about love and life. (12-up)

Beautiful City of the Dead ($16) by Leander Watts. This novel with supernatural elements is set in the 1980s. (12-up)

Stay with Me ($16) by Garret Freymann-Weyr. A girl copes with her family's breakdown after her sister's suicide. (14-up)


Curious Georgestars in four Curious George's First Wordstitles ($3.95 each, up to 3); six Curious George The Movietie-ins ($3.99-$9.99 each, 3-6 to 7-10); and Curious George's Dinosaur Discoveryand Curious George at the Baseball Gameby Margret and H.A. Rey, illus. by Anna Grossnickle Hines ($12.95 each, $3.95 paper, 5-8). And Winnieis back in Winnie at Her Bestby Jennifer Jacobson, illus. by Alissa Imre Geis ($15, 7-11).



All Q, No A: More Tales of a 10th-Grade Social Climber ($7.99) by Lauren Mechlin and Laura Moser follows the further adventures of Mimi Schulman at her New York City school. (13-up)

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? ($12.99) by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson is a guide to making underground comics and zines. (13-up)


Zany Zoo ($16) by William Wise and Lynn Munsinger rounds up pun-filled animal poems. (4-8)

Chuck's Truck ($16) by Peggy Perry Anderson. How will barnyard pals get to town when Chuck's truck breaks down? (4-8)

Little Dog ($16) by Lisa Jahn-Clough. A small dog makes a big difference in the life of an artist. (4-8)

Just Teenie ($16) by Susan Meddaugh. A tiny girl's wish to grow has unexpected results. (4-8)

Humpty Dumpty ($17) by Etienne Delessert. This story of a king was inspired by the classic rhyme. (4-8)

The Outside Groove ($16) by Erik Esckilsen. Casey takes up the family hobby of stock-car racing. (10-up)

Gossamer ($16) by Lois Lowry. This fantasy tells of a lonely woman, an angry boy and a caring creature they will never see. (10-up)


I'm Not Cute ($24.99) by Jonathan Allen. Little Owl wants to be strong, smart, brave and fearsome-but notcute. (2-5)

Sumo Boy ($15.99) by Hirotaka Nakagawa, illus. by Yoshifumi Hasegawa. A young sumo wrestler comes to a girl's rescue. (2-5)

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! ($12.99) by Mo Willems. Pigeon tries to avoid bedtime. (2-6)

Mommy in My Pocket ($12.99) by Carol Hunt Senderak, illus. by Hiros Nakata. Nervous about leaving her mother on the first day of school, a girl envisions the day with her mother in her pocket. (3-7)

Who Is Your Favorite Monster, Mama? ($15.99) by Barbara Shook Hazen, illus. by Maryann Kovalski. A monster who is a middle child poses this question to his mother. (3-7)

Wow! America! ($16.99) by Robert Neubecker. Two sisters enjoy adventures throughout the U.S. (3-7)

John, Paul, George & Ben ($16.99) by Lane Smith spotlights the childhoods of the founding fathers. (5-up)

The Princess and the Pea ($16.99) by Lauren Child, photos by Polly Borland. This retelling is illustrated with photos of Child's characters. (5-up)

Million Dollar Put ($15.99) by Dan Gutman introduces a young ace golfer who is blind. (8-12)

Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet ($15.99) by Kashmira Sheth. When she falls in love, a girl whose older sisters have had arranged marriages realizes she must strike a balance between independence and duty. (12-up)

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You ($15.99) by Ally Carter. What happens when an elite spy in-training falls in love with an ordinary boy? (12-up)

The Warrior Heir ($16.99) by Cinda Williams Chima. An Ohio boy discovers he belongs to an underground society of magical people. (12-up)

Blue Bloods ($15.99) by Melissa de la Cruz. A teen who is one of the powerful, immortal students at her school grapples with her heritage and destiny. (12-up)

Born to Rock ($15.99) by Gordon Korman. The father of a conservative high-school leader becomes the lead singer of a punk rock band. (14-up)

Freshman ($16.99) by Mike Gerber is a parody centering on a hapless Ivy League college freshman. (14-up)


Abadazaddebuts withThe Road toInconceivableandThe Dream Thiefby J.M. DeMatteis, illus. by Mike Ploog ($9.99 each, 9-12).

The Illmoor Chroniclesadds The Shadewell Shenanigansby David Lee Stone ($16.99, 11-14).


Biker Girl ($7.99) by Misako Rocks! This graphic novel introduces a biker hero who sets out to avenge her cousin's death. (10-up)

You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons ($12.99) by Mo Willems. Cartoons chronicle Willems's post-college backpacking trip through more than 30 countries. (13-up)

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Pony-Crazed Princessstarts out of the gate with three titles by Diana Kimpton ($3.99 each, 6-9). Legally Elle Woodsdebuts with Blonde at Heartand Beach Blonde($4.99 each, 8-12). Dragon Booster Chapter Bookscontinues with three titles, adapted by James Gelsey ($4.99 each, 7-10). W.I.T.C.H. Graphic Novelsadds Legends Revealed; and W.I.T.C.H. Chapter Booksissues The Other Truth, Whispers of Doubtand A Weakened Heart($4.99 each, 8-12). And From the Files of Madison Finnby Laura Dower gains Super Edition: Hit the Beach($5.99, 8-12); and Bind-Up: 2C4W($9.99, 8-12).


Smart Feller Fart Smeller and Other Spoonerisms ($14.95) by Jon Agee is an illustrated collection of spoonerisms. (7-up)


Peggony-Po: A Whale of a Tale ($16.99) by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney. Set on a 19th-century whaling ship, this is a story of brains versus brawn. (4-7)

A Big, Spooky House ($4.99) by Donna Washington, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. A big, strong man isn't afraid of anything-until he spends the night in a deserted mansion. (5-9)

Hip Hop High School ($16.99) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer is a sequel to The Hoopster. (12-up)


It's a Kind of Funny Story ($16.95) by Ned Vizzini. Things start to unravel for Craig after he gains admission to a prestigious Manhattan school. (13-up)


Blood Feverby Charlie Higson is a new James Bond Adventure ($16.95, 10-up). And Percy Jackson and the Olympianscontinues with The Sea of Monstersby Rick Riordan ($17.95, 10-up).

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Joining The Legend of... series is The Legend of Captain Crow's Teethby Eoin Colfer, illus. by Glenn McCoy ($4.99, 7-11). And Betty and Veronicastar in Betty & Veronica Stories: She's Got the Lookby Jasmine Jones; and Betty and Veronica's Riverdale Yearbookby Kelly Bennin ($4.99 each, 8-12).


I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet ($8.95) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Lydia Halverson. Little Raccoon decides to give his mother a little peace and quiet for Mother's Day. (3-5)

The White Sealand Rikki Tikki Tavi ($8.95 each) by Chuck Jones, adapted from stories by Rudyard Kipling, are illustrated versions of these animal stories. (3-5)


Hands-On Highlights!launches with A Summer of Laughand Animal Rebus Fun($19.95 each, 5-8).


The Easter Story ($3.95) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Karen Ott, tells of the first Easter. (3-5)

Peter Rabbit ($3.95) by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Stephanie Britt, presents this classic. (3-5)

What Do Bunnies Do All Day? ($3.95) by Judy Mastrangelo. Baby Bunny sets out to discover the answer to this question. (3-5)

The Velveteen Rabbit ($3.95) by Margery Williams, illus. by Katherine Wilson, is a new edition of this classic tale. (3-5)


What Is Easter? ($6.95) by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Amy Wummer, addresses the dilemma of reconciling the religious meaning and secular celebration of Easter. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

If Jesus Walked Beside Me ($6.95) by Jill Roman Lord, illus. by Renée Graef, emphasizes that Jesus is always by a child's side. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

Peter Cottontail's Easter Surprise ($9.95) by Joseph Ritchie, illus. by Lydia Halverson, is a holiday tale. (3-5)

The Story of the Ten Commandments ($10.95) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Stacy Venturi-Pickett. This book shaped to resemble Moses's tablets explains the origin of the Ten Commandments. (3-5)

Noah and the Ark, Jonah and the Whale, David and Goliathand Adam and Eve ($14.95 each). Board books packaged with an interactive DVD. (4-8)


A Sister for Matthew ($8.95) by Pamela Kennedy, illus. by Amy Wummer, explores the emotions a boy experiences when he learns he will soon have a sister from China. (3-5)

The Secret of the Red Shoes ($8.95) by Joan Donaldson, illus. by Doris Ettlinger. A girl learns about her great-grandmother's life. (3-5)



iBabydebuts with Happy Baby: A Book of Emotionsby Jackie Parsons and Ana Larrañaga and Peekabooby Leslie Bockol and Parsons ($10.99 each, up to 24 mos.); Three Little Duckiesby Jan Jugran and Larrañaga ($12.99, up to 24 mos.); and Play Pocketsby Karen Craig and Larrañaga ($15.99, up to 24 mos.). New to Soft Shapesare My Fire Truckby David Brooks and Little Princessby Lori Shields ($8.99 each, 1-4); and My Easter Basketby Bob Filopowich ($9.99, 1-4). Follow the Flaps Scavenger Huntfinds Small Town Mysteriesand Wild, Wild Adventuresby Tish Rabe and John Haslam ($9.99 each, 3-6). Now I'm Readingreleases All About ABC'sby Nora Gaydos and BB Sams ($16.99, 3-6). And Groovy Tubesgains Dogsby Susan Ring and Derek Bacon and Horsesby Ring and Ruth Palmer ($19.99 each, 5-12).


Fairy Tale Feasts ($29.95), retold by Jane Yolen, recipes by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Philippe Béha, pairs classic stories with fairytale-themed recipes. (All ages)



Albert Einstein: The Jewish Man Behind the Theory ($12.95) by Devra Newberger Speregen examines how Judaism shaped this scientist. (9-up)

Jews in America: A Cartoon History ($28) by David Gantz is an updated, expanded edition of this chronicle. (10-up)


Learning to Fly ($8.95) by Sebastian Meschenmoser is a parable about learning to fly in unfamiliar skies. (All ages)

Fly, Little Bird ($14.95) by Tina Burke presents a tale about friendship and acceptance. (2-6)

1001 Stories ($15.95) by Lila Prap. Readers follow the intermingled paths of a fairytale maze. (4-8)

Hit the Ball Duck ($15.95) by Jez Alborough. Duck and friends play baseball. (4-8)

My Father's Shop ($15.95) by Satomi Ichikawa. This story set in Morocco celebrates colors. (4-8)

Sing, Nightingale, Sing! ($13.95) by Françoise de Guibert, illus. by Chiaki Miyamoto, offers a book and CD introducing birds of the world. (6-10)


Honey: A Gift from Nature ($7.95) by Yumiko Fujiwara, illus. by Hideko Ise, examines the process of creating honey. (3-7)

I'm a Pill Bug ($7.95) by Yukihisa Tokuda, illus. by Kiyoshi Takahasi. A pill bug encourages children to explore nature in their backyards. (3-7)

Could a Tyrannosaurus Play Table Tennis? ($8.95) by Andrew Plant is a dinosaur alphabet book. (4-8)

Paperback Series

The Teamstarts up with The Soccer Machineand Top of the Leagueby David Bedford, illus. by Keith Brumpton ($4.95 each, 7-11).


Dinosaur on Passover ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Diane Levin Rachwerger, illus. by Jason Wolff. A mischievous dino arrives at a boy's house to celebrate Passover. (2-6)

A Grandma Like Yours, A Grandpa Like Yours ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, illus. by Barb Bjornson. Rhymes and illustrations of animals celebrate grandparents. (3-6)


Once Upon a Dragon ($14.95, paper $6.95) by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Martine Gourbault. This companion to No Dragons for Teaand A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Meteaches stranger safety. (3-7)

Raising a Little Stink ($16.95) by Colleen Sydor, illus. by Pascale Constantin. A trio of lazy loafers learns that it's unwise to push a stinkbug too far. (3-7)

Stanley's Wild Ride ($14.95) by Linda Bailey, illus. by Bill Slavin, is a follow-up to Stanley's Party. (3-7)

Scaredy Squirrel ($14.95) by Mélanie Watt. A squirrel is forced to take a leap into the unknown. (4-8)

Star Jumper ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Frank Asch. A young inventor builds a spaceship so he can blast off to escape his annoying brother. (7-10)

Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses? ($12.95) by Stanley Coren explains facts about canines. (8-12)

The Devil, the Banshee and Me ($16.95, paper $6.95) by L.M. Falcone. Will finds himself in a supernatural struggle for a girl's life. (9-12)

Murder on the Ridge ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Ted Stenhouse. Will and Arthur return in this sequel to Across the Steel Riverand A Dirty Deed. (10-14)

Earth Magic ($14.95) by Dionne Brand, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes, collects poems set in the Caribbean. (10-up)

My Childhood Under Fire ($14.95) by Nadja Halilbegovich. This wartime diary pays tribute to those killed during the siege of Sarajevo. (10-up)


Kids Can Readgains Pup and Hound at Seaand Pup and Hound Lost and Foundby Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Hendry ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); Franklin Has the Hiccupsand Franklin's Picnic($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and Discover Space Rocksand Discover the Starsby Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, illus. by Bill Slavin ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). Kids Can Do Itcontinues with Horse Craftsby Linda Hendry; and Knottingby Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by Céleste Gagnon ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 8-12). Mysterious Youconcludes with Squirt!by Trudee Romanek, illus. by Rose Cowles ($14.95, paper $7.95, 9-14). Planet Girldebuts with Injeanuityby Ellen Warwick, illus. by Bernice Lum ($12.95, 10-up). And Visions in Poetrypresents Casey at the Batby Ernest L. Thayer, illus. by Joe Morse ($16.95, 10-up).


A Frog Thing ($18.95) by Eric Drachman, illus. by James Muscarello. This story about a frog who wants to fly is packaged with an audio CD. (3-7)


How to Be a Star in 7 Days or Less ($12.95) by Jessie Eckel offers tips for singing, acting and dancing. (6-10)

She's All That! Poems About Girls ($14.95), compiled by Belinda Hollyer, illus. by Susan Hellard, collects 80 poems. (9-14)

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia ($19.95) by Clive Gifford is a reference devoted to this sport. (9-up)


Guess Who?debuts with Peekaboo Panda and Other Animalsand Peekaboo Puppy and Other Pets, illus. by Chris Inns ($5.95 each, 2-5). Animal Babiesadds Animal Babies in Desertsand Animal Babies in Seas($6.95 each, 2-5). And New York Times Bookspresents The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils from the Top of the Worldby Andrew Revkin ($15.95, 10-up); and When the Wall Came Down: The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Soviet Communismby Serge Schmemann ($15.95, 12-up).


My Dad's a Punk, compiled by Tony Bradman;and You Never Did Learn to Knock, compiled by Bel Mooney ($7.95 each), round up stories examining the relationship between fathers and sons; and mothers and daughters. (9-14)

Kingfisher Pocket Guide to the Night Sky ($6.95) by Carole Stott includes star maps, moon charts and info on the solar system. (9-14)

Sudoku for Kids ($3.95) collects number puzzles. (9-up)

Paperback Series

Handy Harveyreturns in Harvey the Gardenerand Harvey the Painterby Lars Klinting ($4.95 each, 2-5). I Am Readingadds Sniffer's Golden Noseand Watch Out William!($3.95 each, 6-8). And My Side of the Storypresents The Plagueby Philip Wooderson ($7.95, 9-14).


Stop the Watch ($12.95) is a revised edition of this stopwatch package. (6-up)

Paper Fashions ($19.95) offers directions for creating paper outfits and for decorating greeting cards, gift bags, etc. (8-up)

Paper Stained Glass ($19.95) by Barbara Kane includes a color-by-numbers book and markers. (8-up)

It's All About Me ($14.95) by Karen Phillips presents confidence-building personality quizzes. (8-up)

Ribbon Purses ($14.95) by Theresa Hutnick and Megan Smith is a kit for creating ribbon purses. (10-up)


Building Cardsadds How to Build Pirate Shipsby Doug Stillinger ($12.95, 8-up).


Clothespin Cuties ($9.95) contains materials for transforming clothespins into characters. (4-up)

Crayon Rubbings ($9.95) includes an activity book, rubbing plates and glitter crayons. (4-up)

Magic Painting ($12.95) Images appear when kids brush on watercolors. (4-up)

Penny Games ($9.95) packages 25 pennies with game boards and instructions. (4-up)

The Super Scissors Book ($12.95) is a cut-paper craft book with scissors. (4-up)

Pop Bead People ($12.95) includes beads for making bead people. (4-up)



Berlitz Kidsadds Adventures with Nicholas: The Five Crayons Book & Plush Toy Set, French and Spanish Editions, illus. by Chris L. Demarest ($16.95 each, 4-9). And Hammond Kids Atlasesissues The Animal Atlasby Anita Ganeri; and The Explorer Atlas, illus. by Gary Hinks and Nicki Palin($10.95 each, 7-up).


Hammond Quick & Easy Notebook Reference ($5.95) combines a world atlas and a dictionary. (12-up)


Titles in SpanishPlatero y Juan Ramón (Platero and I) ($12.99) by Carlos Reviejo, illus. by Ulises Wensel is a rebus picture book about a famous donkey. (0-5)

Nino nube (Cloud Boy) ($12.99) by Rhode Montijo, trans. by Teresa Mlawr. A lonely cloud finds a way to not be so lonely. (0-5)

Clic, clac, plif, plaf (Click, Clack, Splish, Splash) ($12.99) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, trans. by Alberto Jimeriz-Rioja is a counting adventure. (0-5)

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Arturo continues with two titles by Marc Brown, trans. by Esther Sarfaoi ($4.99, 6-8) and La casa del árbol (Magic Tree House) adds four titles ($4.95, 7-8)


Celebrate! ($16.95) by Jan Reynolds is a photoessay that explores similarities among celebration rituals in cultures around the world. (5-9)

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip ($16.95) by Gaylia Taylor, illus. by Frank Morrison is the story of the inventor of the potato chip. (6-10)

Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin ($16.95) by Michelle Lord, illus. by Felicia Hoshino. The true story of a Cambodian dancer who posed for Auguste Rodin. (6-10)

How We Are Smart ($16.95) by W. Nikola-Lisa, illus. by Sean Qualls, introduces readers to the theory of multiple intelligences. (7-12)


Go Back to Bed! ($15.95) by Ginger Guy Foglesong, illus. by James Bernardin. How can a boy fall asleep when exciting things are happening? (4-8)

Will and Squill ($15.99) by Emma Chichester Clark. Will the friendship between a boy and squirrel survive when the boy gets a pet kitten? (4-8)

Sail Away, Little Boat ($15.95) by Janet Buell, illus. by Jui Ishida, follows a toy sailboat's journey from brook to river to sea. (5-7)

Sam Bennett's New Shoes ($15.95) by Jennifer Thermes. In this tale set in colonial times, Sam earns new responsibilities when he acquires new shoes. (5-7)

Battle Cry ($15.95) by Jan Neubert Schultz. A white settler and his Native American friend are on opposite sides of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. (11-18)

Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You ($17.95) by Hanna Jansen, trans. by Elizabeth D. Crawford. This story based on true events focuses on a girl who lost her entire family in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. (12-up)


Harrietreturns in Harriet's Recitalby Nancy Carlson($15.95, paper $6.95, 5-7). Mallorystars in In Business with Malloryby Laurie Friedman, illus. by Barbara Pollak ($15.95, 7-10). And The Silver Sequencecontinues with Silver Cityby Cliff McNish ($15.95, 9-12).



All New Crafts for Earth Day ($7.95) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm, provides ideas for using recycled household items in craft projects. (5-8)

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On My Own Holidayscelebrates Juneteenthby Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Drew Nelson, illus. by Mark Schroder; and Passoverby Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illus. by Jeni Reeves ($5.95 each, 7-10). And Amazing Athletesby Jeff Savage introduces David Ortiz, Freddy Aduand Travis Pastrana($5.95 each, 8-11).


Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves ($23.93) by Bob Raczka examines artists' self-portraits. (All ages)

Senses at the Seashore ($22.60) by Shelley Rotner. How does the seashore stimulate the five senses? (5-8)

Where Does Food Come From? ($22.60) by Shelley Rotner and Gary Goss, photos by Rotner, traces the origins of various foods. (5-8)

Written Anything Good Lately? ($15.95) by Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman, illus. by Vicky Enright. A look at various types of writing. (6-9)

Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable. Rhymes and cartoons introduce antonyms. (7-10)

Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by J.P. Sandy, presents verse featuring puns. (9-11)

Long Ball: The Legend and Lore of the Home Run ($22.60) by Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy reviews baseball's greatest hits. (8-18)


Happy Birthday Chimp and Zee ($15.95) by Catherine and Laurence Anholt brings back the duo from Chimp and Zee. (2-6)

Little Monkey's One Safe Place ($15.95) by Richard Edwards, illus. by Susan Winter. During a storm, Little Monkey discovers that his safe place is closer to home than he'd anticipated. (3-6)

Flabby Tabby ($15.95) by Penny McKinlay, illus. by Britta Teckentrup. A new kitten in the house inspires Tabby to get fit. (3-7)

Seven for a Secret ($15.95) by Laurence Anholt, illus. by Jim Coplestone. Through letters, a man in the country and his granddaughter in the city share stories of their lives. (4-8)

The Cow on the Roof ($15.95) by Eric Maddern, illus. by Paul Hess. A husband and wife swap roles for the day. (5-8)


The Sound of Colors: A Journey of the Imagination ($16.99) by Jimmy Liao. As a blind girl rides the subway, her imagination travels to vivid worlds. (All ages)

Hokey Pokey: Another Prickly Love Story ($15.99) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Janie Bynum. Will Cushion the porcupine ever learn to dance for his hedgehog girlfriend? (3-6)

In My Heart ($15.99) by Molly Bang addresses the fears of children separated from their parents during the workday. (3-6)

Priscilla and the Splish-Splash Surprise ($15.99) by Nathaniel Hobbie, illus. by Jocelyn Hobbie. Priscilla performs a rain dance. (4-6)

Mabel O'Leary Put Peas in Her Ear-y ($15.99) by Mary Delaney, illus. by Kathy Couri, reveals what happens when Mabel is told she can't leave the table without finishing her veggies. (3-6)

Passover! ($12.99) by Roni Schotter, illus. by Erin Eitter Kono. Moe and his family celebrate Passover. (3-6)

Art ($14.99) by Patrick McDonnell is a tale celebrating art. (3-6)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game ($16.99) by Jack Norworth, illus. by Jim Burke, presents an illustrated version of this song. (3-6)

Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku ($15.99) by Paul B. Janeczko and J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Tricia Tusa, compiles poems featuring riddles and word play. (3-6)

Dear Fish ($16.99) by Chris Gall. Creatures of the sea accept a boy's invitation to visit his hometown. (3-6)

Daddy Goes to Work ($15.99) by Jabari Asim, illus. by Aaron Boyd. A girl spends the day helping her father at his office. (2-6)

My Pop Pop and Me ($15.99) by Irene Smalls, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson. A boy and his grandfather bake a cake together. (3-6)

Ellen's 11-Star Spectacular Super-Deluxe Hotel ($15.99) by Larry Schwartz, illus. by Kelly Denato. An imaginative girl lives the life of a renowned detective in a fanciful hotel. (3-6)

Flashcards of My Life ($15.99) by Charise Mericle Harper. A gift of "inspirational" cards helps Emily through a year of secret crushes, feuding best friends and an incessantly dieting mother. (8-12)

The Year of the Dog ($14.99) by Grace Lin introduces a Chinese American girl convinced that this will be the year she discovers her future career path. (8-12)

Firegirl ($15.99) by Tony Abbott focuses on the life-changing friendship between a boy and a new classmate who has been badly burned in a fire. (8-12)

Murkmere ($16.99) by Patricia Elliott. A girl is drawn into sinister plots when she becomes a companion to Leah, ward of the master of an eerie estate. (12-up)

Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) ($16.99) by Justina Chen Headley. A teen struggles to come to terms with her half Asian, half white heritage. (12-up)

Between Mom and Jo ($16.99) by Julie Anne Peters. When the relationship between his two mothers becomes rocky, Nick is faced with the question of choosing between the two. (12-up)

Secrets of My Hollywood Life ($16.99) by Jen Calonita. A young starlet discovers that high school can be as pressure-filled as Hollywood. (12-up)

The Geography of Girlhood ($16.99) by Kirsten Smith is a novel examining teenage girls' trials with boys, parents and angst. (15-up)

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up ($16.99) by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. Four best friends defer college for a year to pursue their dreams. (15-up)


Callahan Cousinsreturn in Keeping Coolby Elizabeth Doyle Carey, illus. by Donna Kae Nelson ($10.99, 8-12). Hiccup Horrendous Haddockadds How to Speak Dragoneseby Cressida Cowell ($10.99, 8-12). Launching Crystal Doorsby Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta is Crystal Doors #1($15.99, 12-up). Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freakoffers Lord of the Shadows($15.99, 12-up). The Demonataby Shan issues Demon Thief($15.99, 12-up). And Maximum Rideby James Patterson gains School's Out-Forever($16.99, 12-up).


Superman Returns: The Junior Noveland Strange Visitor ($4.99 each) by Louise Simonson are tales featuring the Man of Steel. (8-12)

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Freddy and the French Friescontinues with The Mystery of Silas Finklebeanby David Baldacci, illus. by Rudy Baldacci ($4.99, 8-12). Crime Through Timeby Bill Doyle debuts with Crime Through Time 1906: Swindled!and Crime Through Time 1925: Nabbed!($5.99 each, 8-12). Matt Christopher's Legends in Sportsintroduces Jackie Robinsonand Catching Waves($4.99 each, 8-12). Lisi Harrison's The Cliquepresents The Pretty Committee Strikes Back($9.99, 12-up). The A-Listby Zoey Dean gains Some Like It Hot($9.99, 15-up). Only in Your Dreamsjoins Gossip Girlby Cecily von Ziegesar; and von Ziegesar's The It Girladds Notorious($9.99 each, 15-up). And The Dating Gameby Natalie Standiford offers Ex-Ratingand Speed Dating($9.99 each, 15-up).


Whose Knees Are These?and Whose Toes Are These?by Jabari Asim, illus. by LeUyen Pham ($6.99 each), are board books presenting guessing games. (up to 3)

Yankee Doodle ($6.99) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott, adapts this patriotic song. (up to 3)


ToddWorldintroduces It's a Colorful Worldand The Silly Book of Shapesby Todd Parr ($8.99 each, up to 3). Postcards from Busterdelivers three titles by Marc Brown ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-9). New Craniumtitles are The Cranium Creative Cat Book of Outrageous Fun!, The Cranium Data Head Book of Outrageous Fun!, The Cranium Star Performer Book of Outrageous Fun!and The Cranium Word Worm Book of Outrageous Fun!($14.99 each, 7-up).

Paperback Series

Arthuris back in Arthur and the Dog Showby Marc Brown ($3.99, 3-6). And Princess Natashadebuts with Cloning Around, Time Warpedand Game Over($3.99 each, 6-9).


The Grandma Bookand The Grandpa Book ($9.99 each) by Todd Parr are chunky board books celebrating the grandparent-child bond. (3-6)

Abigale the Happy Whale ($15.99) by Peter Farrelly, illus. by Jamie Rama. A whale and her pals tackle pollution. (3-6)


Paperback Series

The London Town Wild Life Seriesissues A Frenzy of Sharksby Howard Hall and The Secrets of Tidepoolsby Vicki Léon ($7.95 each, 10-up).


Up, Up and Away ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Scot Ritchie. Six winners of a geography competition embark on an around-the-world hot-air balloon journey. (5-8)

Like a Pro: 101 Simple Ways to Do Really Important Stuff ($21.95, paper $9.95) by Helaine Becker, illus. by Claudia Dávila, is a guide to first aid, babysitting, secret languages and more. (8-12)

Crazy About Canada ($28.95, paper $18.95) by Vivien Bowers, illus. by Dianne Eastman. Facts about Canada. (8-12)

Quilt of Belonging ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Janice Weaver tells of creating a quilt that reveals the story of Canada. (9-14)


Planet Earth News Presentscontinues with Super Humansby Keltie Thomas, illus. by Greg Hall ($19.95, paper $9.95, 8-12).



Drive Ride Flytakes off with Choppersby Mike Seate with Linda Back McKay; John Deereby Rod Beemer with Tracy Nelson Mauer; Harley-Davidsonby Allan Girdler with Bob Woods, photos by Jeff Hackett; and Corvetteby Mike Mueller with Woods ($9.95 each, 8-up).



Worldlife Library Discovering debuts with Discovering Dolphins by Stephanie and Douglas Nowacek and Discovering Sharks by Jeffery C. Carrier ($9.95 each, 10-up).


Laura Ingalls Wilder's Prairie Wisdom ($9.95) by Yvonne Pope, illustrates quotations from Wilder's early writings. (All ages)

Friends to the End for Kids ($9.95) by Bradley Trevor Greive, adapts this title for children. (All ages)

Dream Big (Starring Olivia) ($9.95) by Ian Falconer. Quotes by well-known individuals accompany illustrations from the Oliviabooks. (All ages)

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Outside In: Children's Books in Translation ($12.95) by Deborah Hallford and Edgardo Zaghini. Philip Pullman contributes a foreword to this look at children's books that have been translated into English. (12-up)


Carla's Famous Traveling Feather and Fur Show ($16.95) by Barry Downard. A stylish chicken dreams of becoming a star. (4-8)

Whirlwind Is a Spirit Dancing ($16.95) by Natalia Belting, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon, ed. by Joseph Bruchac. Poetry based on Native American folklore. (4-8)

The Little Boy Star: An Allegory of the Holocaust ($16.95) by Rachel Hausfater, illus. by Olivier Latyk. David A. Adler provides an introduction to this tale told from a child's perspective. (4-8)

My Sister Makes Me Happy!/My Sister Makes Me Mad! ($10.95) by Evelyn Daviddi reveals the ups and downs of sister relationships. (4-8)

Feel the Summer ($14.95) by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Kana Yamada, conveys the joys of summer. (4-8)


The Big Book of Mother Goose Rhymes Padded Board Book ($15.99) collects classic rhymes. (3-8)

Paperback Series

New titles are added to the following series: Modern Giant Basic Skills Workbooks with Interactive CD ($9.99 each, 3-6); Fisher-Price Little People Bilingal Spanish/English Learning Pads ($1.99 each, 3-7); Fisher-Price Little People Spanish Toddler Sticker Workbooks ($2.99 each, 3-7); Fisher Price Little People Spanish Paint with Water Books ($2.49 each, 3-7); and Super Sudoku for Kids Puzzle Books ($2.49 each, 6-up).