TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
The Chaparral series gains Border Ransom by Pat Carr ($14.95, 10-14).
The Story of Costume ($19.95) by John Peacock chronicles Western costume from ancient times to the present. (8-up)
The Very Best Bed ($16.95) by Rebekah Raye. As the moon rises, a squirrel searches for the best bed—but every one is full. (2-7)
Cine-Manga adds Greatest Stars of the NBA ($7.99, all ages); Vol. 4 of My Little Pony and Little Mermaid ($3.99, all ages) and Happy Feet ($5.99, all ages). Manga Chapters debuts with Agent Boo Vol. 1 by Alex de Campi and Edo Fujikschot; Gross Adventures, Vol. 1 by Annie Auerbach and Mike Norton ($4.99 each, all ages). Pop Fiction Novels launches with Adventures of Duan Surk, Vol. 1 : The Witches' Forest by Mishio Fukazawa and Takao Otokita ($10.99, 13-up); Scrapped Princess Vol. 1: A Tale of Destiny by Ichiro Sakaki ($7.99, 13-up); Magic Moon Vol. 1 by Wolfgang and Heike Hohlbein ($10.99, 13-up); and Kino no Tabi Vol. 1: Book One of the Beautiful World by Keiichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi ($7.99, 13-up).
Troll Bridge ($16.95) by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple retells this fairy tale. (10-up)
Chance Fortune and the Outlaws ($17.95) by Shane Berryhill. A boy is admitted to a school for super humans, yet he doesn't possess super powers. (10-up)
Hurt Go Happy ($17.95) by Ginny Rorby. A deaf girl learns sign language from a baby chimpanzee whose survival is questionable. (10-up)
The Ice Dragon ($12.95) by George R.R. Martin, illus. by Yvonne Gilbert. Adara befriends a creature who can help her save her world from destruction. (10-up)
Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme launches with The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon, illus. by Brett Helquist ($17.95, 10-up).
The Yanti ($18.95) by Christopher Pike concludes the trilogy that includes Alosha and The Shaktra and Alosha . (13-up)
Daughter of Destiny adds Keeper of the Earth by Jenna Solitaire ($6.99, 13-up).
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ BLOOMSBURY UK
Poppy's Biggest Wish ($17.99) by Maxim Biller, illus. by Sybille Hein, is the tale of a girl, a kitten and the joy of birthday surprises. (4-7)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/CAMPBELL BOOKS
Cosy Cuddlers by Jo Lodge welcomes Cow , Crocodile , Giraffe , Horse , Lion , Pig , Sheep and Zebra ($7.99 each, up to 2).
Higher Ground ($8.99), ed. by Anuj Goyal. Michael Morpurgo contributes a foreword to these 16 stories of children who survived the 2004 tsunami. (8-up)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/COLLINS UK
Mog the Forgetful Cat Book and Toy Gift Set ($16.99) by Judith Kerr packages a miniature edition of this tale with a plush Mog. (2-5)
Angel Baby ($8.99) by Gillian Shields, illus. by Nathan Reed, reveals a baby's activities. (1-4)
Mog and the V.E.T. ($9.99) by Judith Kerr. When she hurts her paw chasing a butterfly, Mog visits the vet. (2-5)
Death of a Ghost ($9.99) by Charles Butler is a supernatural thriller. (11-up)
Zigby the Zebra stars in Zigby and the Monster , Zigby Camps Out and Zigby Dives In by Brian Patterson ($8.99 each, 3-6).
Little Albatross ($8.99) by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman, presents an adventure featuring a young albatross. (4-7)
Coyote Moon ($8.99) by Martin Booth. During the Civil War, a boy must lead a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas. (11-up)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/EGMONT BOOKS
Night, Monkey, Day Monkey ($8.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Lucy Richards. Two very different monkeys become friends. (2-4)
The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home ($17.99) by Jill Tomlinson, illus. by Paul Howard, is a picture-book edition of this tale of a French cat. (4-7)
No More Eee-orrh! ($9.99) by Lydia Monks. When a donkey loses his "Eee-orrh," the neighbors realize how much they miss all his noise. (2-6)
The Magic Sky ($8.99) by Lucy Richards spotlights polar bears and the Northern Lights. (2-6)
Mr. Wolf's Activity Book ($7.99) by Jan Fearnley includes matching and counting games, puzzles, stickers and pages to color. (3-6)
The Last Black Cat ($8.99) by Eugene Trivizas. A cat helps foil a plan to abduct all the cats on the Greek island where he lives. (11-up)
The Bull Raid ($9.99) by Carlo Gébler relays how a boy warrior—part human, part god—earned a place in Irish legend. (11-up)
My Mum Goes to Work ($15.99) by Kes Gray, illus. by David Milgrim, is a tale featuring a working mother. (2-7)
Bartholomew and the Bug ($14.99, paper $9.99) by Neal Layton showcases the unlikely friendship between a bear and a bug. (4-7)
So You Think You Know His Dark Materials? ($8.95) by Clive Gifford quizzes readers on Philip Pullman's trilogy. (8-up)
50 Ways to Make Friends with Your Pets introduces Kitten Talk , Pony Talk and Puppy Talk ($4.99 each, 8-up). And Sudoku for Beginners releases Vol. 1-4 ($4.99 each, 8-up).
Dinosaur Chase! ($16.95) by Benedict Blathwayt is a story about evolution and bullying. (3-6)
Felix and the Blue Dragon ($16.99) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Mary Clair Smith, tells of the friendship between a lonely prince and a dragon. (4-8)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/PALAZZO EDITIONS
Treasure Island ($19.95) by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by Robert Ingpen, presents this classic with new art. (9-up)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE/SIMON SCHUSTER
Wallace & Gromit Novelty Board Books offers Woolly Shaun , Good Night Gromit! , Gromit's Busy Day and Furry Gromit ($6.99 each, 2-4).
Big Pig ($9.99) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello. When pigs get bigger, they must learn to do things on their own. (3-6)
Squabble and Squawk ($9.99) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Leonie Shearing, is a farmyard tale about patching up a friendship. (3-6)
TREASURE TROVE (Simon & Schuster/Simon Scribbles, dist.)
Secrets of the Alchemist Dar ($39.99, paper $21.99) by Michael Stadther. This fantasy about an evil alchemist promotes a worldwide hunt for 100 bejeweled rings. (9-12)
101 New! Puzzles, Clues, Maps, Tantalizing Tales, and Stories of Real Treasure: A Treasure's Trove Puzzle Book Companion ($12.99) by Michael Stadther offers insight into such treasure hunts as that contained in the author's Secrets of the Alchemist Dar . (All ages)
P. Bear's New Year's Party ($6.95) by Paul Owen Lewis. P. Bear and pals count down to the New Year. (1-3)
Adventures of Cow Too ($12.95) by Lori Korchek, photos by Marshall Taylor, reveals Cow's trip to market. (3-6)
Bake You a Pie ($16.95) by Ellen Olson-Brown and Brian Claflin, illus. by Jeff Ebbeler. This tale with CD describes various pies baked for babies. (3-6)
Courage of the Blue Boy ($15.95) by Robert Neubecker is an allegory about a child's search for a fulfilling community. (3-up)
Ceci Ann's Day of Why ($14.95) by Christopher Phillips, illus. by Shino Arihara. A girl asks questions throughout the day. (4-7)
Sorry! ($15.95) by Charise Mericle Harper. When Jack befriends a troublemaker he learns the difference between a real and insincere apology. (5-8)
Hugging the Rock ($14.95) by Susan Taylor Brown offers a portrait of a father-daughter relationship. (9-12)
Time Bomb ($15.95) by Nigel Hinton. When they find a bomb, four boys learn that a sin of omission can be the gravest sin of all. (10-13)
Title in SpanishNo te rías de mí (Don't Laugh at Me) by Steve Seskin and Allen Shambling, illus. by Glin Dibley ($16.95, 6-up).
Busy Barnard by John Schindel, photos by Steven Holt, is a new Busy title ($6.95, 1-3). And Clubhouse Books adds The Amazing Ghost Detectives by Daniel San Souci ($15.95, 4-7).
Ice Time: The Story of Hockey ($18.95) by Michael McKinley traces the history of this sport. (All ages)
Mirror with a Memory: The Canadian Story in Photographs ($29.95) by Janice Weaver offers a photographic history of Canada. (All ages)
The Birdman ($17.95) by Veronika Martenova Charles, illus. by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko and Stéphan Daigle, relays the true story of a Calcutta man who, to cope with a terrible loss, buys sick birds and eventually sets them free. (5-8)
Creatures Great and Small ($17.95) by Karen Patkau examines the world of small and large creatures. (6-9)
Clever Katarina: A Tale in Six Parts ($17.95) by Ken Setterington, illus. by Nelly and Ernst Hofer. Katarina must solve the king's riddle in order to become queen. (8-10)
All the Stars in the Sky: Stories from the Heavens ($17.95) by C.J. Taylor collects native stories celebrating the mysteries of the heavens. (8-up)
In the Days of Sand and Stars by Marlee Pinsker, illus. by François Thisdale, presents the stories of women from the Bible. (9-13)
Tales of Don Quixote, Book II ( $18.95), retold by Barbara Nichol, continues the retelling of the classic Cervantes epic. (10-up)
A Very Fine Line ($18.95) by Julie Johnston. Rosalind's second sight is both a blessing and a curse. (11-up)
William Blake: The Gates of Paradise ($19.95) by Michael Bedard is a biography of this poet. (14-up)
Mia's Secret ($7.95) by Peter Ledwon, illus. by Ledwon and Marilyn Mets, presents the story of an abused girl. (4-8)
Vroom! ($17.95) by Tim Miller explores the world of international auto racing. (9-up)
Kanada ($8.95) by Eva Wiseman. During the long aftermath of WWII, Jutka dreams of freedom and home. (10-up)
TUNNEL VISION BOOKS (IPG, dist.)
The Dancing Skeletons Tunnel Book (El gran baile de calaveras libro del túnel) ($14.95) by Joan Sommers, trans. by Valerie Shull, illus. by José Guadalupe Posada. Skeletons throw a party in this bilingual, accordion-style book. (8-12)
The Coral Reef Tunnel Book ($14.95) by Joan Sommers. This accordion-style book introduces coral reef creatures. (8-12)
My First Book of Tagalog Words ($10.95) by Liana Romulo, illus. by Jaime Laurel, introduces the language and culture of the Philippines. (3-5)
Filipino Friends ($15.95) by Liana Romulo, illus. by Corazon Dandan-Albano. A Filipino-American boy visits the Philippines for the first time. (6-9)
Adventures of the Treasure Fleet ($19.95) by Ann Martin Bowler, illus. by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard, tells of Admiral Zheng He, who in 1405 sailed with a fleet of more than 300 Chinese ships. (6-9)
Asian Children's Favorite Stories ($24.95) by David Conger, Marian Davies Toth, Kay Lyons, Liana Romulo and Joan Suyenaga, illus. by Patrick Yee, collects 13 Asian folktales. (8-12)
Indian Children's Favorite Stories ($16.95) by Rosemarie Somaiah, illus. by B. Ranjan Somaiah, compiles traditional stories from India. (10-14)
Tokyo Friends ($12.95) by Betty Reynolds. An American and a Japanese girl discover their cultures' differences and similarities. (6-9)
Joining My Very First Look At are My Very First Look At Colors , My Very First Look At Numbers , My Very First Look at Shapes and My Very First Look at Sizes by Christiane Gunzi ($6.95 each, 2-5). World Show-and-Tell adds Homes and Playtime by Kate Perry ($14.95 each, paper $8.95, 3-6). Blue Zoo Guides gains Reptiles and Amphibians and Ocean Life by Dee Phillips ($18.95 each, 4-7). And Weird History continues with They Ate What?! The Weird History of Food and Doctors Did What?! The Weird History of Medicine by Richard Platt ($16.95 each, paper $8.95, 8-11).
Art Smart offers Drawing and Sketching , Mixed Media and Stencils and Prints by Deri Robins ($9.95 each, 7-10).
Heaven for Kids ($13.99) by Randy Alcorn answers questions about heaven. (8-12)
Red Rock Mysteries introduces Hidden Riches , Wind Chill and Dead End by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry ($5.99 each, 8-12).