SAINT MARY'S PRESS
Great Catholic Writings ($17.95), ed. by Robert Feduccia Jr., collects reflections, stories, experiences and advice. (13-19)
More Than a Game ($14.95) by Leonard DiPaul, Edward Hastings and Sharon Fuqua Retif, compiles stories, prayers and reflections for student athletes. (13-19)
Stories with a Purpose ($17.95) by Ronnie Muro and Rosanna Tsivourakis rounds up stories, activities and discussion questions. (13-19)
Teens Speak on Family Matters: ($9.95), ed. by Laurie Delgatto. Teens share their insights into family life. (13-19)
That's Not Fair ($39.95) by Thomas Turner and Patricia Haney discusses human dignity, solidarity, charity and justice. (13-19)
Northwest Animal Babies ($10.95) by Andrea Helman, photos. by Art Wolfe, offers animal facts and photos. (2-6)
The Cabin That Moose Built ($10.95) by Cherie Stihler, illus. by Jeremiah Trammell. Moose and his pals scramble to construct a cabin before the first snow falls. (5-9)
Paws IV continues with Totem Tale by Deb Vanasse, illus. by Erik Brook ($10.95, 4-9); Clueless in Alaska: Know More! An Activity Book Filled with Puzzles, Fun Facts, Games, and Jokes by Jennifer Funk Weber, photos by Mike Weber ($12.95, 6-10); and Up on Denali: Alaska's Wild Mountain by Shelley Gill, illus. by Shannon Cartwright ($10.95, hardcover $16.95, 8-12).
Barney reappears in Barney Says ($9.99, 3-5). And Ulysses Moore opens with The Door to Time ($12.99, 9-12).
Twice Upon a Time: Rapunzel, the One with the Hair ($5.99) by Wendy Mass. A prince and princess offer their own versions of this fairytale. (9-12)
Rewind ($8.99) by Laura Dower presents a teen romance. (12-up)
Pool Boys ($8.99) by Erin Haft. A group of friends hangs out at a club during the summer. (13-up)
French Kiss ($8.99) by Aimee Friedman. Two high school seniors spend spring break in Paris. (15-up)
Care Bears return in Love Is All Around ($3.50, 3-5); and Scholastic Reader: My Best Friends ($3.99, 3-5). Clifford the Big Red Dog stars in The Biggest Easter Egg ($3.99, 3-5). Over the Hedge presents two tales ($3.99 each, 3-5); There Goes the Neighborhood and Animals with Attitude ($3.99 each, 4-8); Suburban Invasion ($2.99, 4-8); The Movie Novel ($4.99, 7-10); and The Movie Storybook ($8.99, 7-10). Teen Titans gains The Calm Before the Storm ($3.99, 3-5); Short-Circuit Chef ($3.99, 4-8); and Ready, Set, Draw! ($4.99, 4-8). The Batman stars in Night Vision ($4.99, 3-5); Frostbite ($3.99, 4-8); Top Secret Files ($9.99, 4 -8); and Joker's Wild ($3.50, 7-10). Codename: Kids Next Door releases C&A: Operation: A.C.T.I.V.I.T.Y. ($3.99, 4-8) and Sooper Secrets and Boomerang Bloopers ($4.99, 4-8). DuelMasters issues Dragonfire ($3.99, 4-8). Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends adds Mix-and-Match Imaginary Friends Sticker Storybook ($4.99, 4-8); and Friends Are Forever ($3.99, 7-10). Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi issues Junior Chapter Book #1 ($3.99, 7-10) and Totally Together ($9.99, 7-10). And Maya & Miguel return in The Magic Easter Hat and Basic Music ($3.99 each, 4-8); Treasure Chest ($9.99, 4-8); and The Valentine Machine ($4.99, 7-10).
Scooby-Doo! is back in Scooby-Doo and the Fishy Phantom ($3.50, 4-8); The Camping Caper ($3.99, 4-8); Scooby-Doo and the Scary Skateboarder ($3.99, 7-10). Shrek stars in Swamp Surfer ($3.99, 4-8). Little Shepard Books presents The Story of David by Teddy Slater and The Road to Damascus by Eva Moore ($3.99 each, 4-8). Bob Books Sets debuts with First!, Fun!, Kids! and Pals! by Bobby Lynn Maslen, illus. by John R. Maslen ($15.99 each, 4-8). Rainbow Magic gains Inky the Indigo Fairy and Heather the Violet Fairy by Daisy Meadows ($4.99 each, 4-8). Meadows's The Weather Fairies launches with Crystal the Snow Fairy and Abigail the Breeze Fairy ($4.99 each, 4-8). The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar by James Preller, illus. by Jamie Smith, is a new Jigsaw Jones Mystery ($3.99, 6-9). The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids adds Dragons Don't Start Snowball Fights by Debbie Dadey and Marsha Thornton Jones ($3.99, 7-10). Ben M. Baglio's Animal Ark has two additions ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Golden Hamster Saga offers Freddy in Peril and Freddy to the Rescue by Dietlof Reiche, illus. by Joe Cepeda ($4.99 each, 7-10). And there are three new Geronimo Stilton adventures ($5.99 each, 7-10).
Ghostville Elementary adds Frights! Camera! Action! by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey ($3.99, 7-10). The Magic Spell by Linda Chapman joins My Secret Unicorn ($4.99, 7-10). The Secrets of Droon releases two novels by Tony Abbott ($3.99 each, 7-10). Taylor-Made Tales debuts with The Dog's Secret and The Pirate's Plot by Ellen Miles ($4.99 each, 7-10). Clikits offers Book #1 ($3.99, 7-10) and Sleepover Fun! ($7.99, 7-10). New NBA titles are Tracy McGrady and Multi-Player ($3.99 each, 7-10). Trollz gains The Magic of the Five ($4.99, 7-10); All That Glitters and Oops! I Polluted Again ($3.99 each, 8-12); and The Trollz BFFL Club ($7.99, 8-12). Fear Factor issues Yuck!: Grossest Stunts Ever! and Yikes!: Scariest Stunts Ever! ($4.99 each, 7-13). New Bionicle titles by Greg Farshtey are Dark Hunters and Legends: Dark Destiny ($4.99 each, 9-12); and Legends: Island of Doom ($6.99, 9-12). Star Wars introduces Legacy of the Jedi/Secrets of the Jedi Bind-Up ($7.99, 9-12); and The Last of the Jedi ($5.99, 9-12). Anne Mazer's The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes continues with Home Is Where the Heart Is ($4.99, 9-12). Book of the Stars begins with Quadehar the Sorcerer, Lord Sha and The Face in the Shadow by Erik L'Homme ($5.99 each, 9-12). Boyds Will Be Boyds launches with Beware of Mad Dog and Get Well Soon or Else! by Sarah Weeks ($4.99 each, 9-12). Chestnut Hill continues with Book 3 and Playing for Keeps by Lauren Brooke ($4.99 each, 9-12). And Dear Dumb Diary gains OK, So Maybe I am Invisible by Jim Benton ($4.99, 9-12).
Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nix joins The Keys to the Kingdom ($5.99, 9-12). Gordon Korman's Kidnapped debuts with The Abduction ($4.99, 9-12). Legends of Ga'Hoole starts up with The First Collier by Kathryn Lasky ($4.99, 9-12). Little Secrets begins with Playing with Fire and Book #2 by Emily Blake ($5.99, 9-12). Montmorency returns in Montmorency on the Rocks: Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer? by Eleanor Updale ($5.99, 9-12). On the Run sprints on with Hunting the Hunter by Gordon Korman ($4.99, 9-12). The Pity Party releases 8th Grade in the Life of Me, Cass by Allison Pollet ($5.99, 9-12). Portraits offers From Gold to Dust by Beth Ain ($9.99, 9-12). The Princess School continues with two novels by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($4.99 each, 9-12). Emily Rodda's Raven Hill Mysteries adds Deep Secrets ($4.99, 9-12). Nightmare and Danger by Christine Harris join Undercover Girl ($4.99 each, 9-12). Unlikely Exploits Trilogy releases Heir of Mystery by Philip Ardagh ($5.99, 9-12). Follow Your Heart by J.E. Bright gains The Trouble with Twins ($4.99, 10-14); and Your Best Friend's Boyfriend ($4.99, 12-up). 6X releases Loud, Fast, and Out of Control by Nina Malkin ($8.99, 12-up). The Arthur Trilogy welcomes King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland ($7.95, 12-up). Tomorrow launches with Tomorrow, When the War Began and The Dead of Night by John Marsden ($7.99 each, 12-up). Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy by Kate Constable gains The Waterless Sea ($5.99, 12-up). And Cohen! is a new The OC Novelization ($6.99, 12-up).
Good Boy, Fergus! ($15.99) by David Shannon introduces a Westie with a nose for trouble. (3-6)
The Journey: Stories of Migration ($16.99) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Lambert Davis, follows the migrations of various creatures. (7-10)
The Black Belt Club continues with Night on the Mountain of Fear by Dawn Barnes, illus. by Bernard Chang ($16.99, paper $4.99, 6-10).
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot reappears in Extra-Terrestrial Activity Book by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros ($3.99, 4-8). And Ready, Freddy! adds Yikes! Bikes! by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99, 4-9).
I Spy Little Bunnies Board Book with Foil ($6.99) by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick, is a new edition of this title. (up to 3)
Penelope Says Good Night ($9.99) by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. Penelope cooks dinner and prepares for bed in this pull-the-tab tale. (3-5)
Busy Bath ($8.99) by Brenda Sexton is an interactive story. (up to 3)
Peek-A-Who? ($6.99) by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Rachel O'Neill, is a lift-the-flap tale. (up to 3)
Bunny Book and Purse and Duck Book and Purse ($5.99 each), illus. by Jill McDonald, are board books packaged in purses. (3-5)
Peter Rabbit's Happy Easter ($5.99) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by David McPhail, reveals how Peter Rabbit becomes the Easter Bunny. (3-5)
Up On Daddy's Shoulders ($6.99) by Matt Perry, illus. by Lucy Corvino. On his father's shoulders, a boy feels taller than his big brother, his house and the giraffes at the zoo. (3-5)
Helpful Puppy and Playful Bunny ($5.99 each) by Kimberly Zarins, illus. by Bernadette Pons, are shaped board books featuring young animals. (3-5)
Mother, May I? ($5.99) by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Melissa Sweet, reveals the unconditional love between mother and child. (3-5)
Tina Ballerina's Ballet Class ($14.99) by Posey Christian, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers, packages a book about a young dancer with a ballerina doll. (3-5)
Read and Rise ($15.99) by Sandra L. Pinkney, photos by Myles C. Pinkney. Maya Angelou contributes a foreword to this book underscoring the rewards of reading. (4-8)
Elephants in the Bathtub and Other Silly Riddles ($5.99), illus. by Brenda Sexton, is a lift-the-flap book featuring elephants. (4-8)
Can You See What I See? by Walter Wick adds Dinosaurs ($4.99, up to 3); and Seymour Makes New Friends ($8.99, 3-5). Always Friends welcomes Honey Bunny by Josephine Page, illus. by Roberta Beasley ($5.99, up to 3). Hand-Puppet Board Books presents Let's Count by Josephine Page, illus. by Jill McDonald ($12.99, up to 3). New to Scholastic Hands-On Learning is My First Real Mother Goose: Coloring Rhymes & Counting Rhymes Pack ($9.99, up to 3). Leapfrog releases My First Numbers Book and My First Alphabet Book ($9.99 each, 3-5). And Fly Guy is back in Super Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4-8).
The Biggest Valentine Ever ($3.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Jeni Bassett. Best friends try to make a Valentine for their teacher. (3-5)
The Shark Who Was Afraid of Everything ($5.99) by Brian James, illus. by Bruce McNally, reveals how a good friend can make it easier to overcome fears. (3-5)
I'm So Embarrassed! ($4.99) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko. Andrew's mother always embarrasses him when they go to the mall. (4-8)
My Bossy Dolly ($3.50) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Chris Demarest, tells of a sweet girl and her bratty doll. (4-8)
There are 11 new Scholastic Readers ($3.99 each, 4-8). And Stablemates by Kristin Earhart presents New Friends, illus. by Lisa Papp; and Runaway, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($4.99 each, 4-8).
Dear Bunny ($15.99) by Michaela Morgan, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church, introduces two shy, love-struck bunnies. (3-5)
The Wildest Brother ($16.99) by Cornelia Funke, illus. by Kerstin Meyer. A boy who protects his older sister realizes that sometimes she is the one who does the protecting. (4-8)
Where's My Sock? ($15.99) by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Sanja Rescek, is a tale addressing the common phenomenon of a missing sock. (4-8)
The Road of the Dead ($16.99) by Kevin Brooks. Two brothers search for the truth about their sister's death. (12-up)
Zoológical de poemas/Poetry Zoo ($4.99) by Margarita Montalvo is a bilingual poetry collection. (7-10)
Paperbacks in SpanishTú eres mi estrella (My Shining Star by Rosemary Wells; and ¿Cómo comen los dinosaurious? (How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague ($5.99 each, all ages).
Bilingual Paperback SeriesEric & Julieta star in Just Like Mom/Como mamá, It's Mine/Es mío, Now, What?/¿Ahora qué?, Where Is Eric?/¿Dónde está Eric? by Isabel Muñoz, illus. by Gustavo Mazali ($3.50 each, 4-8). And Over the Hedge offers Suburban Invasion/Invasión en las afueras ($3.99, 4-8).
Bone presents Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith ($18.95, paper $9.99, 9-12). And The Baby-Sitters Club offers Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Raina Telgemeier ($16.99, paper $8.99, 9-12).
Fast Food ($13.99) by Saxton Freymann. Fruits and vegetables star in this tribute to things that move. (All ages)
Henrietta There's No One Better ($14.99) by Martine Murray introduces a girl who makes things up. (7-10)
The Valley of the Wolves ($16.99) by Laura Gallego García. A girl discovers a new world when she is invited to study sorcery. (9-12)
The Book of Everything ($16.99) by Guus Kuijer tells of a boy with a powerful faith. (9-up)
Kiss Me Tomorrow ($16.99) by Susan Shreve. A girl deals with an irresponsible father, her mother's boyfriend and her changing relationship with her best friend, Jonah. (10-up)
The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy concludes with The Tenth Power by Kate Constable ($16.99, 12-up).
Up Before Daybreak ($18.99) by Deborah Hopkinson offers a history of cotton in America. (All ages)
Bushnell's Submarine: The Best Kept Secret of the American Revolution ($16.99) by Arthur Lefkowitz chronicles the attempt to sink the British ship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor. (9-12)
Trapped in Ice! An Amazing Whaling Adventure ($16.99) by Martin Sandler recounts the entrapment and abandonment of a Massachusetts whaling fleet in 1871. (9-12)
Dear Miss Breed ($22.95) by Joanne Oppenheim tells of the correspondence between a California librarian and incarcerated young Japanese-Americans. (12-up)
Beach ($16.99) by Elisha Cooper spends a day at the beach. (3-5)
Dinosaur Dinosaur ($15.99) by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Daniel Kirk, is based on a jump-rope rhyme. (3-5)
Five Little Ducks ($12.99), illus. by Ivan Bates, presents this children's song. (3-5)
The Fuchsia Is Now ($16.99) by J. Otto Seibold. For her birthday, Fuchsia receives a hat with a magic fairy inside. (3-6)
The Daddy Goose Treasury ($18.99) by Vivian French, illus. by Ross Collins et al. A distant relative of Mother Goose retells 12 nursery rhymes. (4-8)
Icefire ($14.99) by Chris D'Lacey is a sequel to The Fire Within. (7-10)
The Revenge of the Shadow King ($10.99) by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis. Four friends try to save their town when wicked creatures from a card game come to life. (9-12)
Children of the Lamp adds The Blue Djinn of Babylon by P.B. Kerr ($16.99, 9-12). Children of the Red King continues with Charlie Bone and the Hidden King by Jenny Nimmo ($9.99, 9-12). The Land of Elyon visits The Tenth City by Patrick Carman ($11.99, 9-12). And Montmorency reappears in Montmorency and the Assassins by Eleanor Updale ($16.99, 9-12).
My Shining Star: Raising a Child Who Is Ready to Learn ($8.99) by Rosemary Wells shares 10 principles to help a child succeed. (All ages)
Princess Penelope Takes Charge! ($16.99) by Todd Mack, illus. by Julia Gran. When she learns that she will become a big sister, a princess gets a few surprises. (3-5)
The Night Pirates ($16.99) by Peter Harris, illus. by Deborah Allwright, presents a pirate tale. (3-7)
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips ($16.99) by Michael Morpurgo is the tale of a girl, her cat, a soldier and a war that sparks a friendship. (4-8)
Do Not Open This Book! ($16.99) by Michaela Muntean, illus. by Pascal LeMaitre. A pig trying to write his masterpiece begs readers not to turn the pages and disturb him. (4-8)
Chicken and Cat ($16.99) by Sara Varon is a wordless tale about friendship. (4-8)
I Lost My Tooth in Africa ($16.99) by Penda Diakité, illus. by Baba Wagué. Amina wants to lose her tooth while staying with family in West Africa so that she can be visited by the African tooth fairy. (4-8)
My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C. ($16.99) by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, illus. by David Small, follows this Massachusetts senator and his dog through a busy day. (4-8)
On Top of Spaghetti ($15.99) by Paul Brett Johnson, lyrics by Tom Glazer, reveals townsfolk on the trail of a meatball. (4-8)
Owen & Mzee ($16.95) by Isabella and Craig Hatkoff. The friendship between a baby hippo and an old tortoise. (4-8)
Lights, Camera, Amalee ($16.99) by Dar Williams. A girl tires to figure out her place in the neighborhood—and in the world. (9-12)
Rules ($15.99) by Cynthia Lord. A girl with an autistic brother wonders what it means to have a normal life. (9-12)
Safe at Home ($16.99) by Sharon Robinson. Baseball and a wise grandmother help a boy rally during the hardest summer of his life. (9-12)
The Wright 3 ($16.99) by Blue Balliett, illus. by Brett Helquist. This art mystery is a sequel to Chasing Vermeer. (9-12)
Geronimo ($15.99) by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Sanja Rescek, is a novel based on Geronimo's last days. (12-up)
Hard Hit ($16.99) by Ann Turner. The father of a teen with an enviable life is diagnosed with cancer. (12-up)
The Gatekeepers issues Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz ($17.99, 9-12). The Underland Chronicles adds Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins ($16.99, 9-12). The Haunting of Freddy joins The Golden Hamster Saga by Dietlof Reiche, illus. by Joe Cepeda ($16.99, 9-12). And The Keys to the Kingdom welcomes Sir Thursday by Garth Nix ($16.99, 9-12).
Dirty Liar ($16.99) by Brian James. Benji must come to grips with a tortured past. (15-up)
Painting Made Easy: Animals ($9.99) by Kerry Trout offers instructions and materials for painting animals. (7-up)
Fun Packs: Crime Scene Investigator and Make Your Own Hair Wraps ($7.99 each) are kits containing materials and directions for young forensic fans; and hair stylists. (7-up)
How to Make Scoubidous, Boondoggles and Lanyards, Too! ($5.99) explains how to make key chains and zipper pulls. (7-up)
Design My Ride ($9.99) by Billy Davis presents stencils, stickers and colored pencils for designing cars. (8-up)
Read & Sing Along Board Books with CDs offers At the Farm, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, Huge Machines and I Like Colors ($7.49 each, up to 3). Noodlebug Storybooks welcomes Five Little Ladybugs, The Iguana in Lavender Socks, My Doggie Brought to Me and The Little Train ($12.95 each, 2-5). There are two new Beautiful Bug titles ($17.95 each, 4-8). And Enduring Words continues with six volumes ($12.95 each, 5-up).
Read, Sing, and Play Along! adds Children's Favorite Songs, Grades PreK-1 and Children's Bible Songs, Grades 2-4 ($24.95 each, 2-5). Noodlebug Hands on Learning releases four titles ($4.99 each, 2-5). Extreme Readers issues six titles ($3.95 each, 4-8). There are six new Aprendamos Spanish language titles ($3.99 each, 4-8). Lithgow Palooza Readers adds 18 books ($3.95 each, 5-9). And Just the Facts gains six volumes ($9.95 each, 10-14).
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Bath Buddies debuts with Clarence Crab, Sandy Starfish, Daphne Dolphin and Olivia Octopus ($12.95 each, up to 5). And Tell Me About adds Tell Me About History, Tell Me About the Human Body, Tell Me About Science & Technology and Tell Me About the World ($18.95 each, 8-up).
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New Picture Board Books are When You're Not Looking, Smudge's Grumpy Day, Imagine!, Three Little Kittens, The Snuggliest Snuggle in the World and Goodnight Dog ($12.95 each, 2-5). When I'm Feeling offers four titles ($9.95 each, 2-5). And Lightning Readers continues with Be Good Girls! by Yokococo; The Most Important Gift of All by David Conway, illus. by Karin Littlewood; and The Lamb-A-Roo by Diana Kimpton, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw ($15.95 each, 2-5); Billy's Big Game, Countdown!, Luke's Own Ladder, Ben's Counting Walk, Meet the Mammoth!, Nick's Birthday Surprise, Sailor Sally and Sorry Sam ($3.95 each, 4-8); and Good Mornin' Ms. America by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Mark Clapsadle ($15.95, 4-10).
Let's Start! Classic Songs introduces Mary Had a Little Lamb by Todd and Wayne South ($12.95, up to 4). Snappy Little Pop-ups presents Snappy Little Babies by Derek Matthews and Beth Harwood ($12.95, 3-5). Snappy Sounds Circus by Matthews joins Snappy Sounds ($12.95, 3-5). There are two new Happy Snappy titles by Matthews ($4.95 each, 3-5). Nature Trails gains Nature Trails Dinosaurs by Richard Dungworth, illus. by Maurice Pledger ($12.95, 3-up). Build-A-Bear Workshop introduces Let's Make Jewelry and Let's Have a Tea Party by Lynn Brunelle, illus. by J. Max Steinmetz ($14.95 each, 6-up). Do It Yourself Designs presents Party Style and Casual Chic by Jayne Miller ($12.95 each, 7-up). Joining Math Mastermind is Grade 2 ($24.95, 7-up). Stickerpedia welcomes Predators and Insects & Spiders by Jinny Johnson ($14.95 each, 7-up). Explore It issues Ancient Egypt by John Malam and Earthquakes & Volcanoes by Anne Rooney ($14.95 each, 8-12). Fossil Detective releases Woolly Mammoth by Dennis Schatz ($16.95, 8-12). Weird Animals by Shar Levine, Leslie Johnstone and Elaine Humphrey is new to Extreme 3-D ($14.95, 8-12). Robotic Animals offers Bat by Paul Beck ($17.95, 9-12). Survival Challenge adds two titles by Claire Llewellyn ($10.95 each, 8-12). Secret World continues with The Secret World of Fairies by Angela Robinson, illus. by Ryan Hobson; and The Secret World of Mermaids by Francine Rose ($18.95 each, 8-up). And Uncover It gains Uncover a Frog by Aimee Bakken ($18.95, 8-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Jesus Loves Me! ($12.95), illus. by Tim Warnes. A family of bears celebrates this song. (All ages)
The Starlight Baby ($15.95) by Gillian Shields, illus. by Elizabeth Harbour, reveals the power of maternal love. (All ages)
Way Far Away on a Wild Safari ($15.95) by Jan Peck, illus. by Valeria Petrone. Grandmother's kitchen transforms into African terrain. (All ages)
Five Little Chicks ($14.95) by Nancy Tafuri. Chicks search for breakfast in the farmyard. (2-5)
Cha-Cha Chimps ($15.95) by Julia Durango, illus. by Eleanor Taylor, is a counting tale. (2-6)
Mama's Day ($15.95) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Jan Ormerod, pays tribute to mothers. (2-6)
Little Quack's New Friend ($14.95) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson. Little Quack meets Little Ribbit. (2-6)
Monday the Bullfrog ($16.95) by Matthew Van Fleet is a book and puppet. (2-7)
Cloud Boy ($12.95) by Rhode Montijo. A lonely cloud boy in the sky makes friends. (3-6)
When You Are Happy ($16.95) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Geraldo Valério, is a celebration of love. (3-6)
The Boy Who Cried Wolf ($15.95) by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Boris Kulikov, offers a take on this fable. (3-7)
If I Had a Dragon ($14.95) by Tom and Amanda Ellery. Morton wishes he had a dragon instead of a little brother. (3-7)
Lettice the Flower Girl ($9.95) by Mandy Stanley introduces a dance teacher's favorite flower girl. (3-8)
Claire and the Unicorn ($12.95) by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Susan Mitchell. Claire discovers what happens after a fairytale ending. (3-8)
Milo the Really Big Bunny ($14.95) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Melissa Suber, reveals that good things can come in big packages. (4-6)
The Younger Brother's Survival Guide ($15.95) by Lisa Kopelke is a guide for persecuted younger siblings. (4-8)
Oink? ($15.95) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Henry Cole. Barnyard animals try to motivate the lazy pigs. (4-8)
Super Oscar ($15.95) by Oscar de la Hoya, story by Mark Shulman, Spanish translation by Andrea Montejo, illus. by Lisa Kopelke, offers a fictional account of Oscar's favorite childhood memory. (4-8)
A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo ($16.95) by Joanne Ryder relays a true story of orphaned cubs. (4-8)
Keep Climbing Girls ($15.95) by Beah Richards, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, is an ode to persevering in the face of opposition. (4-8)
Jackie's Bat ($15.95) by Marybeth Lorbiecki, illus. by Brian Pinkney. A boy's beliefs are challenged when he meets Jackie Robinson. (5-8)
The Homework Machine ($15.95) by Dan Gutman. Could doing homework be a thing of the past? (8-12)
Jumpman Rule #2 Don't Even Think About It ($14.95) by James Valentine. Jules and Gen travel to the future to prevent a plot to manipulate history. (8-12)
Nobody's Perfect ($15.95) by Marlee Matlin and Doug Clooney is a companion to Deaf Child Crossing. (8-12)
The Boy Who Ate Stars ($12.95) by Kochka, trans. by Sarah Adams. A girl and an autistic boy change each other's life. (9-14)
Two Steps Forward ($15.95) by Rachel Cohn is a sequel to The Steps. (10-14)
Escaping into the Night ($15.95) by D. Dina Friedman. During WWII, Halina is saved by a hidden encampment of Jews. (10-14)
Shug ($19.95) by Jenny Han. Life suddenly speeds up when Shug starts junior high school. (10-14)
He Will Go Fearless ($15.95) by Laurie Lawlor. After the Civil War, Billy heads west to find his father. (10-up)
Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial ($15.95) by Ronald Kidd tells of a Tennessee teacher arrested for teaching the evolutionary theory. (11-up)
My Saucy Stuffed Ravioli: The Life of Angelica Cookson Potts ($14.95) by Cherry Whytock. Angelina and her friends vacation on the Italian Rivera. (12-up)
Sweet 16 ($14.95) by Kate Brian. On her 16th birthday, a girl travels back in time to before she became an ungrateful, spoiled teen. (12-up)
Playing the Field ($15.95) by Phil Bildner. A girl wants to play on the boys' baseball team. (12-up)
Estrella's Quinceañera ($14.95) by Malín Alegría. A Mexican-American girl makes cultural compromises on her 15th birthday. (12-up)
Tale of Two Summers ($15.95) by Brian Sloan. Best friends Hal and Chuck spend the summer apart. (12-up)
Rash ($15.95) by Pete Hautman. Bo is falsely accused of causing a rash at school in a futuristic antiseptic war. (12-up)
Easy ($15.95) by Kerry Cohen Hoffman offers a snapshot of life out of control. (14-up) Series
Ready-to-Read adds Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($14.95, 5-7). Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist returns in Frantastic Voyage by Jim Benton ($14.95, Aladdin paperback $3.99, 7-10). Amelia stars in Amelia's Book of Notes & Note Passing and Amelia's Longest, Biggest, Most-Fights-Ever Family Reunion by Marissa Moss ($9.95 each, 10-13). The Eidolon Chronicles debuts with The Secret Country by Jane Johnson, illus. by Adam Stower ($14.95, 8-12). The Fog Mound starts up with The Travels of Thelonius by Susan Schade and Jon Buller ($14.95, 8-12). Clemency Pogue returns in The Hobgoblin Proxy by JT Petty, illus. by Will Davis ($9.95, 8-12). Shadow Children concludes with Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix ($16.95, 8-12). Pendragon continues with The Quillan Games by D.J. MacHale ($15.95, 10-14). And The Au Pairs are back in Sun-Kissed by Melissa de la Cruz ($15.95, 14-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN
Pick of the Litter ($4.99) by Bill Wallace. Tom is about to lose his favorite pup. (8-12)
I Wanna Make My Own Clothes and I Wanna Re-Do My Room ($7.99 each) by Clea Hantman, illus. by Azadeh Houshyar, are how-to guides. (9-12)
The Mirror's Tale ($4.99) by P.W. Catanese introduces twin brothers who are descendants of Snow White. (10-14)
Bella Baxter stars in Bella Baxter and the Lighthouse Mystery by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, illus. by John Shelley ($3.99, 6-9). Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew debuts with Sleepover Sleuths and Scream for Ice Cream by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($3.99 each, 6-9). And Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs starts up with The Buried Bones Mystery, Lost in the Tunnel of Time and Shadows of Caesar's Creek by Sharon M. Draper, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson ($4.99 each, 7-10).
Launching Dog Watch is Trouble in Pembrook by Mary Casanova, illus. by Oma Rayyan ($4.99, 7-10). Blast to the Past adds King's Courage and Sacagawea's Strength by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon, illus. by David Wenzel ($3.99, 7-10). The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton releases And the Red Giant by Brian Anderson, illus. by Doug Holgate ($3.99, 7-10). Spy Gear Adventures by Rick Barba kicks off with The Secret of Stoneship Woods ($1.99, 8-12); and The Massively Multiplayer Mystery and The Quantum Quandary ($4.99 each, 8-12). Introducing Tom Swift, Young Inventor by Victor Appleton are Into the Abyss and The Robot Olympics ($4.99 each, 8-12).
Astrosaurs launches with Riddle of the Raptors and The Hatchin Horror by Steve Cole, illus. by Charlie Fowkes ($4.99 each, 8-12). Nancy Drew Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene adds three mysteries ($4.99 each, 8-12); plus Super Mystery: Once Upon a Crime ($5.99, 8-12). Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers by Franklin W. Dixon gains three titles ($4.99 each, 8-12); plus Super Mystery: Wanted ($5.99, 8-12). Joining The Girls of Avenue Z are Starring Sammie and Starring Brody by Helena Pielichaty ($4.99 each, 8-12). Bunches of Fun stars Penelope Fritter: Super-Sitter by Jessica Wollman, illus. by Chris MacNeil ($4.99, 8-12). And Edgar and Ellen debuts with Rare Beasts, Tourist Trap, Under Town and Pet's Revenge by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($9.95 each, 9-13).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
Heroes of Baseball ($19.95) by Robert Lipsyte shares the stories of influential ball players. (All ages)
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure ($12.95) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, is a counting tale set on the farm. (2-5)
For You Are a Kenyan Child ($16.95) by Kelly Cunnane, illus. by Ana Juan, takes place in a modern Kenyan village. (3-7)
Olivia Forms a Band ($16.95) by Ian Falconer is the latest adventure starring the irrepressible pig. (3-7)
The Secret Keeper ($16.95) by Kate Coombs, illus. by Heather M. Solomon. Kallis takes her town's secrets and their burdens. (4-8)
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding ($16.95) by Lenore Look, illus. by Yumi Heo. Jenny doesn't want her favorite uncle to get married. (4-8)
Pecorino Plays Ball ($15.95) by Alan Madison, illus. by Annalaura Cantone, reveals what happens when Pecorino's mother signs him up for Little League. (4-8)
Gorilla! Gorilla! ($15.94) Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross. A gorilla chases a mouse around the world. (4-8)
Just Like Sisters 9$15.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Sophie Fatus. Nancy's alligator pen pal arrives for a visit. (4-8)
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything ($15.95) by Lenore Look, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf. Flying Duck, Ruby's cousin from China, comes to live with her. (6-10)
Pirates ($19.95) by John Matthews spotlights the intrigue and adventure of pirates' lives. (6-12)
Tiger of the Snow ($16.95) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Ed Young, is an ode to untold bravery. (7-10)
The One Left Behind ($16.95) by Willo Davis Roberts. Mandy's life has been at a standstill since the death of her twin sister a year ago. (8-12)
From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. MacGuire ($15.95) by Frances O'Roark Dowell, illus. by Preston McDaniels, introduces a young scientist who's allergic to purple. (8-12)
The Manny Files ($15.95) by Christian Burch centers on a family's new male nanny. (9-12)
The Happiness of Kati ($15.95) by Jane Vejjajiva. Katie learns that her mother has Lou Gehrig's disease. (9-12)
Weedflower ($16.95) by Cynthia Kadohata is a novel about a girl in a Japanese American internment camp during WWI. (11-up)
Forbidden ($16.95) by Judy Waite takes a look inside a dangerous cult. (12-up)
Listening at the Gate ($16.95) by Betsy James is a novel of love, identity and change. (12-up)
Copper Sun ($16.95) by Sharon M. Draper. When slave traders raid Amari's village, she is dragged onto a slave ship and taken to the Carolinas. (14-up)
Sharp North ($16.95) by Patrick Cave is a thriller set in a not-too-distant future. (14-up)
Stories from Brambly Hedge adds Wilfred to the Rescue by Alan MacDonald, illus. by Lizzie Sanders ($15.95, 3-6). Sugarloaf debuts in My Very Big Little World by Peter H. Reynolds ($15.95, 3-7). Ready-to-Read gains Bunnicula and Friends: Rabbit-cadabra by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($14.95, 6-8). The Chronus Chronicles debuts with The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu ($16.95, 8-12). And Alice stars in Alice in the Know by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($15.95, 12-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ ATHENEUM/JACKSON
Sleepy Boy ($15.95) by Polly Kanevsky, illus. by Stephanie Anderson. A boy bids goodnight to each of his senses. (2-5)
Joey and Jet in Space ($15.95) by James Yang. This duo chases Jet's bone through space. (2-5)
Castaway Cats ($16.95) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Ponder Goembel, is a tale about cats and kittens stranded on an island. (4-7)
Crunch Time ($15.95) by Mariah Fredericks. Four high-school juniors bond while preparing for the SAT. (12-up)
Ready-to-Read adds Fitch and Chip: Invasion of the Pig Sisters by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Frank Ansley ($14.95, paper $3.99, 6-8). And the Sylvie trilogy concludes with The Constellation of Sylvie by Roderick Townley ($16.95, 10-up).
SIMON& SCHUSTER/ ATHENEUM/SEO
Just in Case ($15.95) by Judith Viorst, illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. Charlie discovers that not being ready for every situation can be fun. (3-7)
What Athletes Are Made Of ($16.95) by Hanoch Piven focuses on renowned athletes. (6-10)
Roxie and the Hooligans ($15.95) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Roxie learns to deal with bullies. (7-10)
Ask Me No Questions ($16.95) by Marina Budhos. A family from Bangladesh struggles to obtain U.S. citizenship. (10-14)
Search and Destroy ($16.95) by Dean Hughes. The Vietnam War is more complicated than an eager young soldier expected. (12-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Series in SpanishDora la Exploradora (Dora the Explorer) issues Dora quiere mucho a Boots (Dora Loves Boots) and Aventura mágica de Dora (Dora's Fairy-Tale Adventure) ($3.99 each, 3-7). And Bob Esponja (SpongeBob SquarePants) stars in Bob Esponja y la princesa (SpongeBob and the Princess); and Perdidos en el Tiempo (Lost in Time) ($3.99 each, 5-8).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ LITTLE SIMON
Spa-Di-Da: A Spa Day with Mom ($9.99) by Suzanne Weyn, illus. by Cathi Mingus, is a storybook packaged with items to pamper oneself. (7-up)
Classic Holly Hobbie offers Friendship Grows Like a Flower and Happiness Comes from the Heart ($9.99 each, all ages). New Shaped Board Books Plus titles are Starlight Lullaby by Maribeth Boelts, illus. by Marisol Sarrazin ($9.99, up to 4); Little Quack Dial-a-Duck by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson ($7.99, 1-4); and Easter Fun by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Tom Starace ($4.99, 1-4). Snuggle Books welcomes Be My Valentine by Salina Yoon ($5.99, 1-4). Joining Flips and Flaps Books is Baby Farm Friends by Jeanie Lee ($12.95, 1-4). New Board Books are I Love You, Good Night by Jon Buller and Susan Schade, illus. by Bernadette Pons; and How Do You Feel? by Mandy Stanley ($7.99 each, 1-4). And Bath Books splashes on with Little Quack's Bath Book by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson ($6.99, 1-4).
Board Book Plus presents Spring Peeps! by Cindy Eng, illus. by Salina Yoon ($5.99, 1-4); and Wiggle Your Toes by Karen Katz ($8.99, 3-5). Cecilia Johansson's Just Like Mommy and Just Like Daddy are new Board Book Touch-and-Feel titles ($6.99 each, 1-4). Fairy Friends Board Books Plus offers Daisy's Fairy Flowers by Ruth Hearson ($5.99, 3-5). New to Bugs in a Box Books is How Many Bugs in a Box? by David Carter ($10.95, 3-6). Peanuts Paper-Over-Board Plus releases A Peanuts Valentine, based on the comics of Charles M. Schulz ($10.95, 3-8). David A. Carter's Woof! Woof! is a new Paper-Over-Board Plus book ($12.95, 4-8).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
Three-Dimensional Die-Cut Board Books adds Prayers for Little Boys and Prayers for Little Girls by Karen Hill, illus. by Maria Grazia Boldorini ($6.99 each, 1-5). Shaped Board Books Plus offers I Know God Is Near by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Susan Mitchell ($7.99, 1-5). New Paper-over-Board Plus titles are The Treetops Are Whispering by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Vincent Nguyen ($8.99, 1-5); and Dear God…, illus. by Sophie Allsopp ($12.95, 4-8). And Paper-Over-Board with CD adds Nursery Rhymes for Babies by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton ($6.99, 3-7).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ MCELDERRY
Mommy Hugs ($12.95) by Karen Katz is a counting tale. (1-5)
Carrot Soup ($12.95) by John Segal. Why are Rabbit's carrots disappearing? (3-6)
Bess and Bella ($14.95) by Irene Haas. A bird who falls from the sky interrupts a girl's tea party. (3-7)
Bear's New Friend ($16.95) by Karma Wilson. Bear makes a new friend. (3-7)
Moose Tracks! ($16.95) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jack E. Davis. A moose leaves the house a mess. (4-7)
Hurricane Hunters! Riders on the Storm ($17.95) by Chris L. Demarest reveals how the U.S. Air Force aids hurricane victims. (4-10)
Jeanette Rankin: First Lady of Congress ($18.95) by Trish Marx, illus. by Dan Andreasen, profiles the first woman to be elected to Congress. (7-10)
The Last Day of School ($15.95) by Louise Borden, illus. by Adam Gustavson. Matthew comes up with a perfect gift for his teacher. (7-10)
Caddy Ever After ($15.95) by Hilary McKay is the fourth novel featuring the Casson family. (8-12)
Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life ($15.95) by Barbara Dee. Cassie finds an escape in the fantasy novel she is writing for class. (10-14)
Sand Dollar Summer ($15.95) by Kimberly Jones. Lise is forced to spend a summer in her mother's hometown. (10-14)
The Wave Walkers: Pirate Curse ($15.95) by Kai Meyer tells of two teens who can walk on water. (10-14)
The Return of Buddy Bush ($15.95) by Sheila P. Moses is a sequel to The Legend of Buddy Bush. (12-up)
Skin ($16.95) by Adrienne Maria Vrettos. A girl's eating disorder leaves her brother feeling lost. (12-up)
Burned ($16.95) by Ellen Hopkins. A teen is exiled from her religious home so that she can find redemption. (14-up)
Freaks ($16.95) by Annette Curtis Klause. Abel is a normal child whose parents belong to a traveling freak show. (14-up)
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ SIMON PULSE
Honey Blonde Chica ($14.95) by Michelle Serros centers on a teen grappling with her identity. (14-up)
Teens Ask Deepak All the Right Questions ($12.95) by Deepak Chopra, illus. by Damien Barchowsky, offers advice on navigating life's challenges. (12-up)
Chicks Ahoy ($7.99) by Lynda Sandoval is the tale of two teens working on a cruise ship. (12-up)
10 Things to Do Before You're 16 ($5.99) by Caroline Plaisted. Two friends devise this list. (12-up)
Frog Prince ($7.99) by Gillian McKnight is a follow-up to To Catch a Prince. (12-up)
Ella Mental and the Good Sense Guide ($5.99) by Amber Deckers offers observations on how to survive life as a teen. (12-up)
Desert Blood 10pm/9c ($7.99) by Ronald Cree. Gus's adoptive movie-star father has a secret. (12-up)
Massive ($6.99) by Julia Bell chronicles a girl's descent into the world of eating disorders. (12-up)
Rumble ($5.99) by Karol Ann Hoeffner. Rival girls' volleyball teams are forced to become one team. (14-up)
Dawn's Early Light ($5.99) by Nancy Krulik presents a patriotic love story. (14-up)
Rx ($6.99) by Tracy Lynn tells of a teen who becomes addicted to prescription drugs. (14-up)
Mercy, Unbound ($6.99) by Kim Antieau is a novel about a girl's struggle with anorexia. (14-up)
Hazing Meri Sugarman ($8.99) by A. Apostolina. A college student decides to retaliate against a controlling, popular sorority sister. (14-up)
The Uglies trilogy concludes with Specials by Scott Westerfeld ($15.95, 12-up).
Vampire Beach debuts with Bloodlust by Alex Duval ($5.99, 12-up). Mates, Dates adds three novels by Cathy Hopkins ($5.99 each, 12-up). Hopkins's Truth or Dare continues with Double Dare and Midsummer Meltdown ($5.99 each, 12-up). Envy and Pride are new to Seven Deadly Sins by Robin Wasserman ($7.99 each, 12-up). Hunter's League offers His Legacy Avenged by Mel Odom ($5.99, 12-up). Cherub releases Maximum Security by Robert Muchamore ($5.99, 12-up). Drift X by Todd Strasser starts up with Slide or Die and Battle Drift ($6.99 each, 14-up). Romantic Comedies gains A Novel Idea by Aimee Friedman, Scary Beautiful by Niki Burnham, Getting to Third Date by Kelly McClymer and Dancing Queen by Erin Downing ($5.99 each, 14-up). Ski Share visits VT (Vermont) by Emily Costello; and Summer Share travels to LA (Los Angeles) by Randi Reisfeld ($8.99 each, 14-up). Golden by Cameron Dokey joins Fairy Tales ($5.99, 14-up). And Fearless FBI introduces Agent Out and Naked Eye by Francine Pascal ($7.99 each, 16-up).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Curious Buddies introduces Board Book with Finger Puppets: Let's Play, Baby! by Emily Sollinger ($9.99, 3-18 mos.) and Novelty Board Book: Five Curious Buddies: A Turn-and-Learn Counting Book by Wendy Wax ($7.99, 1-3). The Backyardigans add 11 books ($3.99-$8.99 each, 1-4 to 4-6). Joining Blues Room are Super Chubby Board Book: Blue's Opposites Game by Sarah Albee ($5.99, 1-4); and It's Hug Day!, adapted by Sarah Willson ($3.99, 3-7). Dora the Explorer returns in 10 titles ($3.99-$9.99 each, 1-4 to 3-7). Blues Clues has four additions ($3.99-$10.95 each, 2-5 to 3-7). Lazy Town offers five new titles ($3.99-$7.99 each, 3-6 to 4-6). And The Fairly OddParents gains Ready-to-Read: For Love or Money, adapted by Wendy Wax, illus. by Piero Piluso ($3.99, 5-7). Paperback Series
All Grown Up offers four titles ($3.99-$5.99, 4-8 to 7-10). SpongeBob Square-Pants stars in nine books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Monster House welcomes five new titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 8-12). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reappear in Ready-to-Read Bind-Up: Totally Amazing Tales ($7.99, 5-8). And Totally Spies has five additions ($3.99-$6.99 each, 6-11 to 7-10).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/WISEMAN
Plantzilla Goes to Camp ($16.95) by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by David Catrow. No bully dares to mess with Plantzilla's best pal Mortimer. (5-8)
Theodore ($16.95) by Frank Keating, illus. by Mike Wimmer, profiles a young Theodore Roosevelt. (6-9)
Play Ball! ($16.95) by Jorge Posada with Robert Burleigh, illus. by Raúl Colón, tells of this baseball catcher's childhood. (6-10)
Spy Force releases Hollywood and The Amazon Experiment by Deborah Abela, illus. by George O'Connor ($9.95 each, 8-12).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
The Porter Alphabet Book ($9.95) by Matthew Porter features paintings on wood. (1-3)
Crocodiles Say ($16.95) by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Rae Maté, spotlights crocodiles' antics. (3-5)
When You Were Small ($16.95) by Sara O'Leary, illus. by Julie Morstad. A father tells his son stories about the boy's younger years. (3-up)
Cat Balloon ($16.95) by Palo Morgan. Cat Balloon fulfills his dream of flying away with the moon. (3-up)
Lilliput 5357 ($16.95) by Stefan Czernecki. A robot blasts off in a spaceship to find a friendly planet. (3-up)
Bamboo ($16.95) by Paul Yee, illus. by Shaoli Wang. The magic bamboo a farmer's new wife gives him saves his life and brings the family prosperity. (4-8)
First Spring ($16.95) by R. Savard and C. Germain, illus. by Geneviève Côté, is a North American Innu tale about the origins of the first spring. (6-up)
Walking Lightly ($12.95) by Fleur Beale, illus. by Michaela Sangl. When a catastrophe occurs on a class trip, a resourceful girl saves the day. (9-12)
Voyage with Jason ($16.95) by Ken Catran retells the legend of Jason and the Argonauts. (9-12)
Does God Forgive Me? ($8.99) by August Gold, photos by Diane Hardy Waller, discusses forgiveness. (3-6)
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
A Is for Axel ($17.95) by Kurt Browning, illus. by Melanie Rose, is an ice skating alphabet book. (4-10)
Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog ($16.95) by Sneed Collard, illus. by Joanna Yardley, is the true story of a loyal dog. (4-10)
R Is for Rhyme ($17.95) by Judy Young, illus. by Victor Juhasz, is a poetry alphabet book. (4-10)
D Is for Drum ($16.95) by Michael and Debbie Shoulders is a Native-American alphabet book. (4-10)
Kelly of Hazel Ridge ($17.95) by Robyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. A girl learns how special her family farm is. (4-10)
The Legend of Minnesota ($17.95) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by David Geister. A story of a friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy. (4-10)
The Legend of Michigan ($17.95) by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. A boy challenges the North Wind that keeps Michigan in a deep freeze. (4-10)
R Is for Race ($16.95) by Brad Herzog, illus. by Jane Gilltrap Bready, is a stock car alphabet book. (4-10)
The Legend of Old Abe ($17.95) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Laurie Caple. The battlefield exploits of Civil War mascot Old Abe, an American bald eagle. (4-10)
Last Brother ($17.95) by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Robert Papp, is the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen through the eyes of a bugle boy. (6-12)
Hildegarde and the Great Green Shirt Factory ($16.95) by Ravay Snow. A sheep expresses her creativity at the factory where she works. (All ages)
Beasts in the Closet ($17.95) by Jeff Snow. Franklin is terrified of the monsters that live in his closet. (3-7)
Humpty Dumpty and Other Classic Rhymes and Five Little Monkeys and Other Counting Favorites ($12.95 each, book and CD; $15.95 book, CD and finger puppet), round up familiar rhymes. (6 mos.-5 yrs.)
Woobie Dreams: A Present for Mother ($16.95) by Mies Strelitski, illus. by Arnold de Hartog. Woobie's dream inspires his search for a gift for his mother. (3-7)
Polar Bear Horizon ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Adrian Chesterman. A polar bear teaches her two cubs how to survive in the Arctic. (3-8)
Toko the Hippo ($14.95 book and CD, paper $6.95, $9.95 paperback and toy) by Ben Nussbaum, illus. by Gregory Wenzel. A baby hippo encounters a canoe filled with tourists. (3-8)
Lift and Learn launches with PEEP and the Big Wide World Who's Hiding by Laura Gates Galvin; and Nursery Rhyme Songs and Nursery Rhyme Classics ($17.95 each, 6 mos.-5 yrs.). Learn & Carry starts up with PEEP and the Big Wide World Let's Explore!, Disney Best Friends; and At the Farm ($14.99 each, 3-7). Zip & Carry begins with Disney Take-with-Me-Alphabet and Disney Take-with-Me Numbers ($12.99 each, 3-7). And new Travel Packs are Disney Princess Learning Travel Pack and Disney JoJo's Circus: My Five Senses Travel Pack ($12.99 each, 3-7); and Dinosaurs and More! Travel Pack ($12.99, 2-8).
Smithsonian Institution American Favorites debuts with Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Jack Norworth, ed. by Ben Nussbaum, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($14.95, paper $8.95, 4-9).
Hoppy Goes to School ($4.95 book and CD, $9.95 book and toy) by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Catherine Huerta. Second graders learn about taking care of a pet. (3-8)
Smithsonian Baby Bear launches with Black Bear Cub and Polar Bear Cub by Jacqueline Moody-Luther, illus. by Cathy Trachok; and Moody-Luther's Grizzly Bear Cub and Panda Bear Cub, illus. by Will Nelson ($3.95 each, 3-7). And PEEP and the Big Wide World introduces A Very Good Smell, Quack's Masterpiece, What's That Sound? and When Will I Fly? by Laura Gates Galvin ($2.99 each, 3-8).
Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn ($16.95) by Sarah Miller. A girl gets inside Gideon's head and can hear his every thought. (12-up)
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Kissing Skunks ($16.95) by Gloria Déak, illus. by Cheryl Nathan, is a tale about love, happiness and a search for the perfect hat. (All ages)
Trosclair and the Alligator ($15.95) by Peter Huggins, illus. by Lindsey Gardner. A Louisiana boy uses his wits to rid the swamp of an alligator. (4-8)
Speaking of Me ($15.95) by Beth Mathers, illus. by Kyra Teis. This self-help workbook includes quotes from great men and women. (10-up)
Flip's Hidden Letters ($29.95), annotated by Deborah Slier, trans. by Marion Pritchard, presents letters a young man wrote to his family from a Dutch forced labor camp during WWII. (12-up)
Board Book ReprintTwo Little Mittens by Miriam Cohen ($8.95, 18. mos.-4 yrs).
Paperback in SpanishAmigos en la escuela (Friends at School) by Rochelle Bunnett, photos by Matt Brown ($5.95, 2-5).
Baby Fingers: I Want...: Teaching Your Baby to Sign and Baby Fingers: I'm Feeling…: Teaching Your Baby to Sign ($4.95 each) by Lora Heller, are guides to help babies communicate. (up to 3)
Go, Girl! Go Potty! and No Potty! Yes, Potty! ($5.95 each) by Emily Bolam. Toilet-training tales for girls and boys. (2-3) I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track ($14.95) by Joshua Prince, illus. by Macky Pamintuan, tells of a hungry ant and the switchman who cares for him. (2-5)
Teddy Bears, Teddy Bears ($9.95), photos by William Winburn, reveals teddy bears in motion. (2-5)
My Easter Basket ($5.95) by Emma Less, illus. by Bill Ledger, offers an Easter tale. (3-5)
Somewhere to Sleep ($14.95), illus. by Daniel Howarth. Little Bear looks for a place to hibernate. (3-5)
A Father's Song ($12.95) by Janet Lawler, illus. by Lucy Corvino. A father expresses love for his child. (3-6)
If Mom Had Three Arms ($14.95) by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illus. by Pete Whitehead. A boy wonders what would happen if his mother had more than two arms. (3-6)
Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig ($14.95) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Sarah Dillard, centers on a pig who dreams of Big Top fame. (3-6)
What Is a Wedding? ($5.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Claire Schumacher. Little Mouse is a flower girl in this lift-the-flap book. (3-6)
The Midnight Unicorn ($14.95), illus. by Neil Reed, is the story of a girl who loves unicorns and a statue that comes to life. (4-7)
A Is for Zebra ($14.95) by Mark Shulman, illus. by Tamara Petrosino, is a follow-up to AA Is for Aardvark. (5-7)
Constellations: A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to the Night Sky ($12.95) by Chris Sasaki, illus. by Alan Flinn, examines the science and mythology of constellations. (5-8)
Sports Science ($19.95) by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone offers facts and activities. (7-11)
Life-Size Dragons ($9.95) by John Grant, illus. by Fred Gambino, features 10 pullout flaps. (7-12)
Giggle Fit offers Bug Jokes and Nutty Names Knock-Knocks ($12.95 each, 4-7). There are 10 new Classic Starts titles ($4.95 each, 7-9). Poetry for Young People issues Langston Hughes ($14.95, 8-up). And Stories for Young People releases Edgar Allan Poe ($14.95, 10-up).
SuperVisions: Stereo Optical Illusions and Topsy-Turvy Illusions ($9.95 each) by Al Seckel present optical illusions. (All ages)
Sudoku Puzzles for Kids ($4.95) by Michael Rios compiles number puzzles. (8-up)
I'm Going to Read! adds 14 titles ($3.95 each, 4-6 to 8-up). And Easy Reader Classics has 10 additions. ($3.95 each, 5-7).
No More Diapers for Ducky! ($12.95) by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams. Ducky decides it's time to use the potty. (2-4)
Banana! ($12.95) by Jonathan Allen is a tale of a mischievous monkey. (3-6)
Clip-Clop! ($12.95) by Nicola Smee. Barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. (3-6)
Find Anthony Ant ($12.95) by Jonathan Allen. (3-6)
The Boo Boo Book ($9.95) by Joy Masoff, illus. by Jack Dickason, is a board book about different kinds of boo boos. (3-up)
My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Finger Paint ($9.95) by Jennifer Lipsey is a guide to finger painting. (5-9)
Immersed in Verse ($14.95) by Allan Wolf is a guide to poetry writing. (10-up)
The I'm So Bored Doodle Notebook ($7.95) by Susan McBride contains doodles to complete. (10-up)
Digital Photo Madness! ($14.95) by Thom Gaines collects 50 activities. (10-up)
The Mice of Bistrotdes Sept Frères ($15.95) by Marie Le Tourneau with Danielle Reed Baty, tells of a trendy Parisian mouse bistro and its famous cheese soup. (3-8)
PaperbackMy Brother the Dog ($6.95) by Kim Justesen-Williams is the tale of a girl's two dilemmas: babysitting an embarrassing brother and being torn between a friend and a budding romance. (8-13)
Hickory, Dickory, Dock and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star ($7.95 each), illus. by Sanja Rescek are two nursery favorites. (2-4)
Fidgety Fish ($6.95) by Ruth Galloway. A fish wiggles his way out of the belly of a big fish. (2-4)
Little Bunny Bedtime ($6.95) by Jane Johnson, illus. by Gaby Hansen. Will Bunny's mommy ever get to sleep? (2-4)
I Like Black and White and I Like Colors ($9.95 each) by Barbara Jean Hicks, illus. by Lila Prap, celebrate differences. (2-5)
Bored Bill ($15.95) by Liz Pichon. Bill thinks everything is boring until a gust of wind whisks him off into space. (3-7)
The Fantastic Mr. Wani ($15.95) by Kanako Usui. Can Mr. Wani make it to a party on time? (3-7)
Itsy Bitsy Spider ($15.95) by Keith Chapman, illus. by Jack Tickle, is a new twist on an old favorite. (3-7)
Hound Dog ($6.95) by David Bedford, illus. by Melanie Williamson. The story of moving to a new place, making new friends, and keeping old ones. (3-7)
Kangaroo Christine ($6.95) by Guido van Genechten. Christine has grown too big for her mommy's pouch but doesn't want to hop out on her own. (3-7)
Just for Elephants ($16.95) by Carol Buckley. Two retired circus elephants are reunited in a sanctuary. (6-12)
Dreams and Visions ($19.95), ed. by M. Jerry Weiss and Helen Weiss, collects short stories by Neal Shusterman, Tamora Pierce, Joan Bauer and others. (10-up)
Dragonback continues with Dragon and Herdsman by Timothy Zahn ($17.95, 10-up).
Daughter of Destiny debuts with Keeper of the Winds, Keeper of the Waters and Keeper of the Flames by Jenna Solitaire ($6.99 each, 13-up).
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(Revolution Booksellers, dist.)
Don't Slam the Door! ($19.95) by Holly Green, illus. by Sarah Scott, recalls the author's summers spent at her grandfather's cabin with a slamming back door. (5-8)
Lebanon A to Z: A Middle Eastern Mosaic ($19.95) by Marijean Boueri, Jill Boutros and Joanne Sayad, illus. by Tatiana Sabbagh, focuses on this country. (8-12)
Tales from Falmac Farm ($14) by Karen Falcone, illus. by Barbara Frake, relays stories about life on a New Hampshire horse farm. (4-8)
Pinky & Bubs' Stinky Night Out ($12.95) by Frankie Spellman, illus. by Susan Spellman, centers on two skunks who live beneath a Martha's Vineyard restaurant. (4-8)
The Cat's Meow ($12.95) by Teri Mgrdichian, illus. by Gertie McGlinchey. A wizard gives a cat and mouse new voices. (4-8)
Why Dogs Bark and Other Tall Tales ($14) by Ted Day, illus. by Sarah Scott, presents stories explaining life's mysteries. (10-12)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ ANDERSEN PRESS
Not Now, Bernard ($6.99) by David McKee is a tale about parents too busy to notice their child—and the monster about to eat him. (3-5)
Who Is Mrs. Green? ($9.99) by David McKee. Jennifer doesn't know why her mother is cross with her in this circular tale of cause and effect. (3-6)
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Mary Is Scary ($16.95) by Anne Cottringer, illus. by Cathy Gale. A toddler who terrifies everyone encounters a dog who isn't a bit frightened of her. (3-5)
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One Yak Called Jack ($14.99) by Darcia LaBrosse is a counting tale about a yak who carries his friends on his back. (2-5)
The Other Goose and Goose in a Hole ($15.99 each) by Judith Kerr relay the adventures of an independent goose. (5-7)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ ANDRÉ DEUTSCH
The Little Red Engine stars in The Story of the Little Red Engine, The Little Red Engine and the Rocket and The Little Red Engine Goes to Town by Diana Ross, illus. by Leslie Wood ($8.99 each, 3-6).
Little Pilot: George's Magic Day ($16.99, paper $6.99) by Grahame Baker Smith introduces a young adventurer who flies to the rescue of friends. (3-5)
Tell Me a Story, Daddy ($7.99) by Moira Kemp. A girl lives out her dreams in this bedtime tale. (3-7)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ HUTCHINSON
Mirrorworld ($16.99) by Stephen Jackson presents an adventure game in which players help save the planet. (7-11)
Who Frightened the Fisherman? And Other Bible Stories ($6.99) by Bob Hartman, illus. by Simone Abel, transforms several biblical tales into mysteries. (5-7)
Little Yellow Dog stars in Little Yellow Dog Meets His Match, Little Yellow Dog Bites the Builder, Little Yellow Dog Says Look at Me and Little Yellow Dog Gets a Shock by Francesca Simon, illus. by James Lucas ($7.99 each, 3-6).
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ PICTURE CORGI
Baker Cat ($8.99) by Posy Simmonds. A cat who toils in a bakery each day is expected to catch mice at night. (5-7)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ POCKET BOOKS UK
Wallace & Gromit: Welcome to West Wallaby Street ($15.99) by Aardman invites readers to afternoon tea at the home of this duo. (8-12)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/RED FOX
The Puddleman ($7.99) by Raymond Briggs reveals the special relationship between a boy and his grandfather. (5-7)
A Dachshund's Wish ($13.95) by Joe Tavano, illus. by Ji Yu. When he makes animal friends, a puppy on a quest to become a boy realizes the consequences of his wish. (7-9)
Country Babies Wear Plaid ($6.95) by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion. City babies don plaid clothes and head for the hills in this tale by the authors of Urban Babies Wear Black. (1-3)
Amy & Ivan ($12.95) by Charise Mericle Harper. Best friends learn colors and counting. (2-5)
Hush Little Digger ($13.95) by Ellen Olson-Brown, illus. by Lee White. A father and son imagine a world of construction vehicles in this variation on a familiar song. (2-5)
The Everything Seed: A Story of Beginnings ($15.95) by Carole Martignacco, illus. by Joy Troyer, celebrates the origins of life. (5-8)
Just Kidding ($15.95) by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Adam Gustavson, is a story about emotional bullying among boys. (5-8)
A Chance to Shine ($16.95) by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, illus. by R. Gregory Christie. This tale based on a song about overcoming a first impression is packaged with a CD.
The Busy series welcomes Busy Piggies by John Schindel, photos by Steven Holt ($6.95, 1-3).
Slinky Malinki returns in Catflaps and Open the Door by Lynley Dodd ($5.95 each, 2-5).
Pirate's Passage ($17.95) by William Gilkerson. A sea captain teaches a boy about the real meaning of courage and about the history of pirates. (10-up)
A Mind with Wings: The Story of Henry David Thoreau ($15.95) by Gerald and Loretta Hausman is a work of fiction based on Thoreau's writings, letters and journals. (12-up)
What Do You Do with This Book? ($12.95) by Albert Wight, illus. by Roger Clarke, is a rhyming story that encourages reading. (4-8)
The Magic Gem ($15.95) by Kim So-un, illus. by Jeong Kyoung-Sim. This Korean folktale explains why cats and dogs don't get along. (4-11)
Tai Chi for Kids ($11.95) by José Figueroa and Stephan Berwick, illus. by Stephanie Tok, offers an introduction to this martial art. (7-12)
Japanese Celebrations ($16.95) by Betty Reynolds focuses on holidays and celebrations. (8-up)
World Show-and-Tell adds Bicycles and Hair by Kate Petty ($14.95, $8.95 paper, 3-6). Blue Zoo Guides welcomes Mammals and Bugs and Spiders by Dee Phillips ($18.95, 4-7). Art Smart continues with Cartooning, Painting and World by Deri Robins ($9.95, 7-10) and Freaky Facts adds Freaky Facts About Mummies by Iqbal Hussain and Freaky Facts About Natural Disasters by Sarah Fecher and Clare Oliver ($13.95, $8.95 paper, 7-10).
TYNDALE HOUSE/ TYNDALE KIDS
Little Blessings adds Why Is There a Cross? and Is God Always with Me? by Kathleen Bostrom and Crystal Bowman, illus. by Elena Kucharik ($9.99 each, 3-6).
Red Rock Mysteries issues Instant Menace, Escaping Darkness, Windy City Danger and Hollywood Holdup by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry ($5.99 each, 8-12).
TYNDALE HOUSE/ FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Adventures in Odyssey Flashbacks by Paul McCusker starts up with Strange Journey Back and Danger Lies Ahead ($13.99 each, 8-12). And McCusker's Adventures in Odyssey Passages gains Glennall's Betrayal, Draven's Defiance and Fendar's Legacy ($7.99 each, 10-14).
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA
The Nobbie Stories for Children and Adults ($17.95) by C.L.R. James presents stories written by an exiled father to teach his son the importance of loyalty, honesty and integrity. (8-up)
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA/BISON
Summer of Discovery ($10.95) by Melody Herr. In 1930s dustbowl Nebraska, two boys learn the archeologist's trade. (8-12)
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
The Eyes of the Weaver: Los ojos del tejedor ($17.95) by Cristina Orteg and Patricio Garcia. The author share memories of visits with her grandmother, who taught her how to weave. (10-up)
Rabbit Plants the Forest ($18.95) by Deborah Duvall, illus. by Murv Jacob, introduces Cherokee mythology about animals' places in the world. (8-up)
Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe ($17.95) by Karen Taschek, reveals the wonders of the solar system as seen through a telescope. (14-up)
VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER
(Univ. Press of New England, dist.)
Vermont Folklore Center Children's Books adds Malian's Song by Marge Bruchac, illus. by William Maughan ($16.95, 6-10).
Giddy Up, Cowgirl ($15.99) by Jarrett Krosoczka. Though a cowgirl's attempts to help end in disaster, her mother reassures her that trying is just as important as helping. (2-up)
One Two Three Me ($8.99) by Jeremy Fitzkee, illus. by Nadia Budde, creates patterns and rhymes from everyday words. (2-up)
Rabbit Pie ($15.99) by Penny Ives spotlights a rabbit family's bedtime ritual. (2-up)
Tiger Can't Sleep ($15.99) by S.J. Fore, illus. by R.W. Alley. The noisy tiger in a boy's closet won't let him go to bed. (2-up)
Two Is for Twins ($16.99) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, is a tale featuring toddler twins and their friends. (2-up)
Follow the Line ($16.99) by Laura Ljungkvist offers a counting book. (3-up)
Get Up and Go! ($15.99) by Nancy Carlson explains the many reasons to exercise. (3-up)
The Marvelous Misadventures of Fun-Boy ($15.99) by Ralph Cosentino is a wordless-tale in comic book-style format. (3-up)
Max's ABC ($15.99) by Rosemary Wells. Max and Ruby introduce the alphabet. (3-up)
Angelina Ballerina Book and Doll Set ($27.99) by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, packages this title with a plush doll. (3-up)
Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall ($13.99) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue, is a tale about friendship. (5-up)
The Miraculous Tale of the Two Maries ($16.99) by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Petra Mathers, portrays two 19th-century saints said to have performed 40 miracles while traveling in their boat. (5-up)
Lucille Lost ($16.99) by Margaret George and Christopher Murphy, illus. by Bob Dacey and Debra Bandelin. A pet tortoise escapes from her pen and has scary adventures. (6-up)
Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay ($16.99) by Celeste Davison Mannis. Verse and photos introduce this bay's marine life. (6-up)
Younguncle Comes to Town ($14.99) by Vandana Singh, illus. by B.M. Kamath. Three siblings in India await the arrival of their unusual uncle. (8-up)
Blood on the River: James Town 1607 ($16.99) by Elisa Carbone. This novel about John Smith's contact with the Algonquin Indians is told through the perspective of his young page. (10-up)
The Dream-Maker's Magic ($16.99) by Sharon Shinn. A friendship between two schoolmates is threatened when one is taken away to be the kingdom's new Dream-Maker. (12-up)
Just Listen ($17.99) by Sarah Dessen. A boy helps a girl face the imperfections of her seemingly perfect family. (12-up)
Klepto ($16.99) by Jenny Pollack. Julie struggles to reconcile her conscience and her admiration for a new friend who shoplifts. (12-up)
Prom Anonymous ($16.99) by Blake Nelson. Even though she has no date and no dress, a girl is roped into going to the prom by two friends. (12-up)
Rooftop ($15.99) by Paul Volponi. Clay, who is trying to clean up his act, witnesses the police shooting his unarmed cousin. (15.99)
Twilight Child ($17.99) by Sally Warner. A girl who can communicate with creatures unseen by others suffers the loss of her home, family and the boy she loves. (12-up)
The Weight of the Sky ($16.99) by Lisa Ann Sandell tells of a girl's summer trip to Israel. (12-up)
When It Happens ($17.99) by Susane Colasanti is a novel told through the alternating perspectives of a smart, pretty girl and a rock-star wannabe who wants to win her heart. (12-up)
Bowery Girl ($16.99) by Kim Taylor. Two young women living on the streets in the late 19th century struggle to leave behind their pasts and find a better life. (14-up)
Corduroy Goes to the... presents Corduroy Goes to the Beach, based on characters created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($11.99, 2-up). Froggy returns in Froggy Rides a Bike by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99, 2-up). My Pony Jack trots on in My Pony Jack at the Horse Show by Cari Meister, illus. by Amy Young ($13.99, 4-up). Meister's Tiny Goes Camping is a new Tiny title, illus. by Rich Davis ($13.99, 4-up). Young Cam Jansen reappears in Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99, 5-up). Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe are back in Way Out West with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe by A.E. Cannon, illus. by Elwood Smith ($13.99, 6-up). Horrible Harry stars in Horrible Harry Takes the Cake by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($13.99, 7-up). Scraps of Time continues with Away West by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Gordon James ($14.99, 8-up). Hank the Cowdog offers The Case of the Tender Cheeping Chickies and The Case of the Monkey Burglar by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($15.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-up). Joining Winning Season by Rich Wallace are Southpaw and Dunk Under Pressure ($14.99 each, 9-up). And Giants of Science welcomes Isaac Newton by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Boris Kulikov ($15.99, 10-up).
VIZ MEDIA/SHOJO BEAT
Aishiteruze Baby debuts with Vol. 1 by Yoko Maki ($8.99, 13-up).
VIZ MEDIA/STUDIO GHIBLI
The Art of Kiki's Delivery Service ($29.99) and Kiki's Delivery Service Picture Book ($14.99) are based on this film about a girl's quest to be a witch, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. (7-up)
Kiki's Delivery Service Film Comic, Vol. 1-4 ($9.99 each) are graphic novels based on this film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. ($9.99 each, 7-up).
Mommy and Baby Farm and Mommy and Baby Safari ($6.95 each) by Melanie Mitchell are jigsaw board books with animal pieces. (1-4)
Annie's Chair ($16.95) by Deborah Niland. Annie finds a way to share her favorite possession. (2-5)
Just Like Me ($15.95) by Marjorie Newman, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max. Tom adjusts to the changes that come with having a new baby brother. (2-5)
The Cat's Meow ($16.95) by Warren Kimble presents folk art featuring felines. (2-6)
Hop! Plop! ($15.95) by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tali Klein, illus. by Olivier Dunrea. Mouse and Elephant star in this tale about friendship. (3-6)
Not Afraid of Dogs ($16.95) by Susanna Pitzer, illus. by Larry Day. Daniel conquers his fear of dogs. (3-6)
Day Out with Daddy ($16.95) by Stephen Cook reveals the fun a boy and his father have when Mom is away. (3-7)
Blackbeard and the Birthday Suit ($16.95) by Matthew McElligott. A rough and tumble pirate discovers his sense of style. (4-7)
The Scarab's Secret ($16.95) by Nick Would, illus. by Christina Balit. A tiny creature changes the fate of a pharaoh. (4-8)
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Child Behind ($16.95) by Judy Finchler and Kevin O'Malley. This teacher is determined to find the perfect book for each child. (5-8)
It's My School ($15.95) by Sally Grindley, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain. On his sister's first day of kindergarten, an older brother is not happy about sharing his school. (5-8)
Big Alaska ($17.95) by Debbie Miller, illus. by Jan Van Zyle, views this state through the eyes of a bald eagle. (6-10)
Hammerin' Hank: The Life of Hank Greenberg ($16.95) by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Malcah Zeldis, depicts the life of this Jewish baseball star. (6-10)
The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need To Know), Updated Ed. ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Karen Gravelle, illus. by Debbie Palen, contains a new introduction and additional info. (8-12)
Weird Stuff ($16.95) by Richard Tulloch, illus. by Shane Nagle. A boy borrows a charmed pen from a classmate. (8-12)
All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Culture and Celebrating Real Beauty ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Audrey Brashich, illus. by Shawn Banner, explores the effects that the media and pop culture have on young women's self images. (10-15)
Face Value ($16.95) by Catherine Johnson. As a girl rises in the London fashion scene, she learns damaging secrets about her mother. (12-up)
Nailed ($16.95) by Patrick Jones. Will Bret, who doesn't fit into his school's "jockarchy," have to conform to survive? (14-up)
The de Granville Trilogy gains Green Jasper by K.M. Grant ($16.95, 10-up).
Paperback Series ReprintsThe de Granville Trilogy reprints Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant ($7.95, 10-up).
My Flower Fairies Baby Book ($10.99), inspired by Cicely Mary Barker, features a padded cover and Flower Fairies art. (All ages)
My First Year: The Original Peter Rabbit Baby Book ($10), inspired by Beatrix Potter, provides space to record the highlights of a baby's first year. (All ages)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit: A Pop-up Adventure ($15.99), inspired by Beatrix Potter, is a pop-up, pull-tab story. (3-up)
Peter Rabbit Seedlings, inspired by Beatrix Potter, adds two books ($6.99 and $5.99, 6 mos.-up). And Flower Fairies Friends, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker, gains two titles ($5.99 and $6.99, 3-up).
A Tale of Peter Rabbit: A Sticker Story Book, inspired by Beatrix Potter, presents this story with stickers. (3-up)
Flower Fairies Friends, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker, issues Flower Chapter Books: Lavender's Midsummer Mix-up and Zinnia's Magical Adventure ($3.99 each, 7-up).
Seedling and Sprout: Seeds of Faith for a Lifetime of Growth by the de Villiers family, introduces Sprout Bible: Thirty Favorite Bible Stories for Kids ($12.99, 4-7); and Sprout Stories: The Long Shortcut and Purple Spot Sickness ($9.99 each, 4-7).
Art Encounters continues with The Janus Gate: An Encounter with John Singer Sargent by Douglas Rees and A Club in Montmartre: An Encounter with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec by Mike Resnick ($15.95 each, 12-up).
The Cardboard Box Book: 25 Things to Make and Do with Empty Boxes ($12.95) by Danny, Jake and Niall Walsh, explains how to turn boxes into toys and games. (5-12)
KnitGrrl2: Learn to Knit with 16 All-New Patterns ($9.95) by Shannon Okey, illus. by Kathleen Jacques, is a follow-up to KnitGrrl. (12-15)
Miss O & Friends launches with Trouble with a Capital O and Room for More by Debbie Viguie ($5.99 each, 8-12).
New to You Wouldn't Want to... are You Wouldn't Want to Travel with Captain Hook! by Mark Bergin, You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook, You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Soldier! by David Stewart and You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Great Wall of China! by Jacqueline Morley ($9.95 each, 7-10). Inventions That Shaped the World offers The Clock by Wil Mara, Gunpowder by Trudi Strain Trueit, The Railroad by John Matthews and The Steam Engine by Tamra Orr ($9.95 each, 10-13). And F.W. Prep starts up with Extraordinary Emails, Letters, and Resumes by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Extraordinary Essays by Tamra Orr, Extraordinary Oral Presentations by Margaret Ryan and Extraordinary Short Story Writing by Steven Otfinoski ($9.95 each, 13-18).
WHITE MANE KIDS
Eighteen Roses Red ($8.95) by Ruth Maxwell. Can a teen keep a coded message hidden and deliver it to General Washington in time? (10-13)
Lizzie and the Prairie Fire ($7.95) by Gail Wood. In 1892, a girl encounters a wall of flames sweeping the prairie. (9-13)
Midnight's Journey ($8.95) by Shawneen Orzechowski. Racing against time and a slave catcher, Abigail helps Cora gain freedom. (9-13)
The Bear Hug ($15.95) by Sean Callahan, illus. by Laura Bryant. Grandpa Bear warns Cubby that his bear hug is hard to escape. (3-6)
Teeny Weeny Bop ($16.95) by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Diane Greenseid. The title character trades a gold coin for a series of pets—each one worse than the last. (4-8)
The Great Math Tattle Battle ($15.95) by Anne Bowen, illus. by Jaime Zollars. Can the two best math students and biggest tattletales in class work together on a quiz? (5-8)
Hurricane Wolf ($16.95) by Diane Paterson. Noah and his family prepare for a hurricane. (5-8) It's Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over! ($15.95) by Betsy Rosenthal, illus. by Ruth Rivers, shows what happens when Sara adds 55 extra packets of yeast to the challah she's making. (5-8)
The Peanut-Free Café ($16.95) by Gloria Koster. Since a new student is allergic to peanut butter, will the rest of the kids be able to give it up for lunch? (6-8)
Alfie the Apostrophe ($16.95) by Moira Rose Donohue, illus. by JoAnn Adinolfi. Alfie is nervous about making it into the punctuation mark talent show. (6-9)
The First Marathon: The Legend of Pheidippides ($16.95) by Susan Reynolds, illus. by Daniel Minter, retells this Greek legend. (6-9)
Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock ($15.95) by Sheila Bair, illus. by Barry Gott. Two brothers respond very differently to their grandfather's challenge to encourage them to save their money. (7-10)
Tank Talbott's Guide to Girls ($15.95) by Dori Hillestad Butler. The star of Trading Places with Tank Talbott tackles a summer writing assignment. (8-11)
New The Way I Act Books by Virginia Kroll are Honest Ashley, illus. by Nancy Cote; and Ryan Respects, illus. by Paige Billin-Frye ($15.95 each, 5-8). And The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Vanishing Passenger and The Giant Yo-Yo Mystery, characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.95 each, paper $4.50, 7-12).
Mini-Wheels scoops up Ice Cream Truck Mini-Wheels by Peter Lippman ($14.95, 1-4).
Oh, Yikes! The Encyclopedia of the World's Messiest, Dumbest, Grossest, Wackiest and Weirdest Moments ($14.95) by Joy Masoff rounds up wacky historical tidbits. (8-12)
WORLD ALMANAC BOOKS
(St. Martin's Press, dist.)
The World Almanac for Kids 2007 ($12.99) is a revised and updated version of this illustrated annual. (8-14)
The Beginner's Bible adds Noah's Busy Ark ($14.99, up to 4). Boz stars in Boz, God Loves Your Nose ($6.99, 2-4). And The Roach Approach releases Squiggz Rides the Big Storm by Bruce Barry ($12.99, 4-8).
Faithgirlz! offers Sophie Loves Jimmy by Nancy Rue ($5.99, 8-12); and Chick Chat by Kristi Holl with Jennifer Vogtlin ($9.99, 8-12).