Ripley's Believe It or Not! adds Special Edition 2007 ($14.99, all ages). Care Bears return in Five Little Care Bears ($12.99, up to 3) and Christmas Wishes ($3.50, 3-5). Clifford the Big Red Dog stars in Let's Spell ($12.99, up to 3); and Clifford's Puppy Days: Christmas Angel ($3.99, 3-5). Firehouse Tales has five additions ($3.99-$9.99 each, 3-5). And Krypto the Superdog offers Dog of Steel Twin ($7.99, 3-5); and Best Friends by Charles Hoefer ($4.99, 3-5).
Twice Upon a Time: Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap ($5.99) by Wendy Mass gives a familiar tale a new twist. (8-12)
Bar Code Revolutions ($5.99) by Suzanne Weyn. A girl rebels against the system in a world where bar code tattoo is law and human cloning is possible. (12-up)
Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories ($8.99) by Hailey Abbott, Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman and Nina Malkin, are tales of wintertime love. (12-up)
Barney is back in Going Places ($2.99, 3-5). Maya & Miguel reappear in Twin Gifts Storybook #1 ($3.50, 3-5); and Scholastic Reader: Paint the Town ($3.99, 4-8). Nick SpongeBob SquarePants returns in Phonics 12-Book Reading Program Pack 2 ($12.99, 3-5). Joining Winx Club are Pixie Power ($3.99, 3-5); and Glitter Glow ($5.99, 7-10). New to Nick Jr. are The Backyardigans: Phonics 12-Book Reading Program Part 2 by Sonia Sanderand Dora the Explorer: Phonics 12-Book Reading Program Pack 3 ($12.99 each, 4-7). The Weather Fairies adds Pearl the Cloud Fairy , Goldie the Sunshine Fairy and Evie the Mist Fairy by Daisy Meadows ($4.99 each, 4-8). The Batman welcomes Caped Crusader ($4.99, 4-8); and Cool Cat ($3.99, 4-8). Shrek appears in Halloween C/A ($3.99, 4-8). Teen Titans offers Reader: Brain Swap ($3.99, 4-8); and C&A: Go, Titans, Go! ($2.99, 4-8). And new Tonka titles are Driving Force: Rescue Action ;and Power Lifting , adapted by Craig Robert Carey ($3.50 each, 4-8).
Joining Trollz are Scholastic Reader: Five Times the Trouble , adapted by Tisha Hamilton ($3.99, 4-8); and The Spelling Bee ($3.99, 8-12). LEGO issues Knight's Kingdom: The Magic of the Tower by Michael Anthony Steele ($3.99, 4-8); and Exo-Force: Junior Chapter Book, #1 and #2 ($3.99 each, 7-10). There are three new NFL titles ($5.99 each, 7-10). Scooby-Doo! releases two Scooby-Doo Pirates Ahoy video tie-ins: 8x8 ($3.50, 4-8); and Novelization ($3.99, 7-10); and The Thanksgiving Mystery and Scooby-Doo and the Monster Menace ($3.99 each, 7-10). Flying High ($4.99, 7-9) and Dreams Come True ($4.99, 7-10) join Linda Chapman's My Secret Unicorn .
The Puppy Place debuts with Goldie and Snowball by Ellen Miles ($3.99 each, 7-10). Jigsaw Jones returns in Super Special: The Case of the Santa Claus Mystery by James Preller; and Jigsaw Jones' Detective Tips , based on the mysteries of Preller ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Geronimo Stilton adds The Mummy with No Name and The Christmas Toy Factory by Geronimo Stilton ($5.99 each, 7-10).
The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott offers Under the Shadow of Goll ($3.99, 7-10); and Sorcerer (Special Ed.) ($5.99, 7-10). Taylor-Made Tales gains The Cowgirl's Luck by Ellen Miles ($4.99, 7-10). Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends presents Jr. Chapter Book #2 ($3.99, 7-10). Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi releases Junior Chapter Book: Double Trouble ($3.99, 7-10). Dead End ($4.99, 8-12) and Dirty Tricks ($4.99, 9-12) are new Raven Hill Mysteries by Emily Rodda. TEENICK adds six books ($4.99-$7.99 each, 8-12 to 9-12). Launching The Midnight Library are Voices , Blood and Sand and End Game by Damien Graves ($4.99 each, 9-12). Boyds Will Be Boyds adds Flink's Funk by Sarah Weeks ($4.99, 9-12). Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky presents The Coming of Hoole and To Be a King ($4.99 each, 9-12). And Kidnapped offers The Search and The Rescue by Gordon Korman ($4.99 each, 9-12).
Santa Paws issues Santa Paws and the Christmas Storm by Kris Edwards ($4.99, 9-12). Joining T*Witches are Bind-Up One: The Power of Two and Building a Mystery and Bind-Up Two: Seeing Is Deceiving and Dead Wrong by H.B. Gilmore and Randi Reisfeld ($4.99 each, 9-12). BIONICLE offers three Legends novels by Greg Farshtey ($4.99 each, 9-12). Star Wars releases two The Last of the Jedi titles by Jude Watson ($5.99 each, 9-12). Zoe 101 adds Chapter Book #6 ($7.99, 9-12). Chestnut Hill gains Team Spirit by Lauren Brooke ($4.99, 9-13). Little Secrets continues with Life or Death and Nothing but the Truth by Emily Blake ($6.99 each, 9-up). It's Happy Bunny welcomes What Would It's Happy Bunny Do? by Jim Benton ($7.99, 12-up). And John Marsden's Tomorrow adds A Killing Frost ($7.99, 12-up); and Darkness Be My Friend and Burning for Revenge ($8.99 each, 12-up).
Alphabet Rescue ($15.99) by Audrey Wood, illus. by Bruce Wood. The little alphabet letters make their own fire truck. (3-5)
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? and How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? ($6.99 each) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague. In these board books, dinos teach colors; and the importance of caring and sharing. (3-5)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil: The Impossible Flight to Helios ($14.99) by Wiley Miller. A boy who lives in a lighthouse longs for adventure. (7-10)
The Black Belt Club adds Night on the Mountain of Fear ($16.99) by Dawn Barnes, illus. by Bernard Chang ($16.99, paper $4.99, 7-10).
Ready, Freddy! continues with Halloween Fraidy-Cat and Shark Tooth Tale by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99 each, 4-8).
Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time ($13.99) by Walter Wick illustrates 12 children's classics with search-and-find photos. (All ages)
I Have a Little Dreidel ($9.99) by Maxie Baum, illus. by Julie Paschkis, adapts this Hanukkah song. (3-5)
Together ($8.99) by Dimitrea Tokunbo, illus. by Jennifer Gwynne Oliver. Published in support of Heifer International's Read to Feed program, this encourages readers to do their part to end world hunger. (3-5)
Angel Book and Purse ($5.99), illus. by Jill McDonald, presents a Christmas story and a purse. (3-5)
The Biggest Bear ($15.99), illus. by Adam Relf. Flashing lights illuminate the Great Bear constellation. (3-5)
Spelling Machine ($7.99) by Keith Faulkner, illus. by Gina Tee, features a wheel mechanism that enables kids to dial letters to spell words. (3-5)
The Wheels on the Bus ($5.99), illus. by Michelle Swan. As readers sing this song, a wheel lets them "drive" the bus. (3-5)
Sam's Winter Hat ($6.99) by Albert Lamb, illus. by David McPhail. A boy prone to losing things vows not to lose the hat his grandmother gives him. (4-8)
ABC Sing-Along ($12.99) by Teddy Slater, illus. by Liisa Chauncey Guida, includes pull-tabs, textures and a CD. (4-8)
Little Ballerina ($12.99) by Sue Harris, illus. by Patricia MacCarthy. Rosie gets her chance to shine in this tale packaged with a charm bracelet. (4-8)
My First Taggies offers Pat-A-Cake , Hey, Diddle, Diddle and The Thank You Prayer ($6.99 each, up to 3); and If You're Happy and You Know It ($6.99, 3-5), all illus. by Jill McDonald. Numbers & Counting and Letters & Words are new Carry Wipe Clean Wheel Books ($7.99 each, 3-5). Cheerios introduces Cheerios: Count to 100 by Justine Fontes, illus. by Carolyn Croll ($5.99, 3-5). There are four new Hands-On Learning Stacking Cards ($10.99 each, 3-5). LeapFrog offers My First Colors Book and My First Shapes Book ($9.99 each, 3-5). Joining Let's Find Out are Farm Animals and Ocean Life ($9.99 each, 3-5); and Fire Station ($8.99, 3-5). Fly Guy flies on in Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4-8). And new to Stablemates are Penny and Snowflake by Suzanne Weyn, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($4.99 each, 4-8).
I Spy adds Scholastic Readers: Santa Claus and A Pumpkin by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($3.99 each, 4-8). The Magic School Bus gains Scholastic Reader: Lost in the Snow by Eva Moore with Joanna Cole, illus. by Carolyn Bracken ($3.99, 4-8). Wanda Witch is back in Scholastic Readers: Wanda Witch and Too Many Frogs and Wanda Witch and the Stray Dragon by Rose Impey, illus. by Katharine McEwen ($3.99 each, 4-8). And We All Fall for Apples by Emmi Herman, illus. by Anne Kennedy, is a new Scholastic Reader ($3.99, 4-8).
When Santa Fell to Earth ($15.99) by Cornelia Funke. Santa crash-lands into big trouble. (9-12)
Ghosthunters continues with Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost! by Cornelia Funke ($16.99, paper $4.99, 7-10).
Mommy? ($24.95) by Maurice Sendak, scenario by Arthur Yorinks, paper engineering by Matthew Reinhart. Determined to find his mother, a plucky boy wanders into a house filled with monsters in this pop-up tale. (All ages)
Series in Spanish
New to ¡Un libro de cartón con títeres! (A Hand-Puppet Board Book) is Vamos a contar (Let's Count) ($12.99, up to 3).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Maya & Miguel adds El mejor regalo (Twin Gifts) ($3.50, 3-5).
Goosebumps Graphix offers Creepy Creatures by R.L. Stine, adapted and illus. by Scott Morse, Greg Ruth and Gabriel Hernandez ($16.99, paper $8.99, 9-12). And Bone continues with The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith ($18.99, paper $9.99, 9-12).
The Baby-sitters Club Graphix gains The Truth About Stacey by Ann M. Martin, adapted and illus. by Raina Telgemeier ($8.99, 9-12).
I Will Hold You 'Til You Sleep ($16.99) by Linda Zuckerman, illus. by Jon J Muth, reveals parental love and blessings. (All ages)
Dizzy ($16.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Sean Qualls, is the story of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. (4-8)
The Swing ($15.99) by Joe Cepeda focuses on finding things lost, including time spent between Josie and her parents. (4-8)
The Adventures of Marco Polo ($17.99) by Russell Freedman, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline, traces the life of this explorer. (9-12)
Kiss Me Tomorrow ($16.99) by Susan Shreve. Does Blister have too many men in her life? (12-up)
The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie ($16.99) by Jaclyn Moriarty is a follow-up to The Year of Secret Assignments . (12-up)
Ella returns in Ella Sets the Stage by Carmela and Steven D'Amico ($16.99, 4-8).
The Christmas Angel ($8.99) by Hans Wilhelm. A little angel finally gets his wish to bring special gifts to Jesus. (3-5)
Read and Learn Family Treasury: A Year of Favorite Stories ($14.99), compiled and edited by Eva Moore, rounds up biblical tales, hymns and prayers. (4-8)
Scholastic Readers offers Jonah and the Big Fish by Teddy Slater and A Time of Miracles by Eva Moore ($3.99 each, 3-5).
Everybody's Revolution: A New Look at the People Who Won America's Freedom ($19.95) by Thomas Fleming focuses on the individuals responsible for the founding of this country. (9-12)
Saving the Buffalo ($18.99) by Albert Marrin offers a history of this species. (9-12)
Sabuda & Reinhart Present Castle: Medieval Days and Knights ($19.99) by Kyle Olmon, illus. by Tracy Sabin. This pop-up book provides a three-dimensional look at a medieval castle. (All ages)
Clever Ali ($17.99) by Nancy Farmer, illus. by Gail de Marcken, reveals what happens after Ali overfeeds the sultan's pigeon. (All ages)
Christmas: A Pop-Up Stocking Stuffer ($12.99) by Robert Sabuda is a holiday pop-up based on The Christmas Alphabet . (All ages)
Welcome, Precious ($16.99) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Brian Collier, introduces a new baby to the wonders of the world. (up to 3)
Hattie Hippo ($16.99) by Christine Loomis, illus. by Robert Neubecker, rounds up four stories about an energetic hippo. (3-5)
The Chimpanzees of Happy Town ($16.99) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees. A traveler turns the town of Drabsville into a colorful land. (3-5)
The Snow Spider and Emlyn's Moon ($9.99 each) by Jenny Nimmo are the first installments of The Magician Trilogy. (9-12)
Nightsong: The Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice ($16.99) by Michael Cadnum follows Orpheus into the Underworld to reclaim his bride. (9-12)
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars starts up with The Fall of the Amazing Zalendas, Casebook No. 1 by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin ($16.99, 9-12).
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star ($6.99) by Rosemary Wells offers a rendition of this classic song. (up to 3)
Let's Play in the Forest While the Wolf Is Not Around ($16.99) by Claudia Rueda. Luckily for the other animals, a hungry wolf wants to eat only pancakes. (3-5)
Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation ($16.99) by Linas Alsenas. Anxious to get out of the house, Mrs. Claus hitches up the reindeer and takes a world tour. (3-5)
Pancakes for Supper! ($15.99) by Ann Isaacs, illus. by Mark Teague. Vain animals chase each other around and around a maple tree until they melt into a puddle of maple syrup. (3-5)
Please Play Safe! Penguin's Guide to Playground Safety ($15.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, is a companion to Please Say Please! (3-5)
Dear Mr. Rosenwald ($16.99) by Carol Boston Weatherford, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, is a tale based on the true story of the Rosenwald schools, built in the rural South in the 1920s and '30s. (7-10)
The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition ($15.99) by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen. A 20th-anniversary edition. (7-10)
Desperate Journey ($16.99) by Jim Murphy. Maggie, her brother and mother must save their boat and mules and recoup their lost life savings. (9-12)
On Christmas Eve ($15.99) by Ann M. Martin. Tess experiences a magical Christmas Eve in this tale of faith and recovery. (9-12)
Ulysses Moore #2: The Long-Lost Map ($12.99) is a sequel to The Door to Time . (9-12) Far from Normal ($16.99) by Kate Klise. The Harrison family moves to a houseboat in Alabama in this sequel to Deliver Us from Normal . (12-up)
Lush ($16.99) by Natasha Friend. Natasha's father's alcoholism is affecting every aspect of her life. (12-up)
Notes from the Midnight Driver ($16.99) by Jordan Sonnenblick. A teen is sentenced to community service in this tale of unexpected friendship. (12-up)
Storm Thief ($16.99) by Chris Wooding. Three individuals discover a map that holds the key to the secret of a city in chaos. (12-up)
Beast ($16.99) by Ally Kennen. The other problems of a boy in foster care pale when his biggest secret—the beast—escapes. (12-up)
I Don't Want to Be Crazy ($17.99) by Samantha Schutz is a poetry memoir describing a college-bound girl's anxiety disorder. (12-up)
Tyrell ($16.99) by Coe Booth. A boy whose father is in jail feels pressure to find the money to improve his family's life. (12-up)
Our World: A Country-by-Country Guide ($16.99) by Millie Miller is an atlas featuring illustrations and maps. (9-12)
Scholastic Book of World Records ($9.99) spotlights 300 records. (9-12)
Sports Illustrated for Kids Year in Sports 2007 ($9.99) by the editors of Sports Illustrated compiles sports stats. (9-12)
Sports Illustrated for Kids Insider's Guide to Action Sports ($6.99) by Matt Higgins focuses on such sports as skateboarding, BMX and surfing. (9-12)
The Stunning Science of Everything ($10.99) by Nick Arnold and Tony de Saules is a guide to the world of science. (9-12)
The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide ($7.99) by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson reveals state facts and points of interest. (9-12)
The Wicked History of the World ($10.99) by Terry Deary and Martin Brown chronicles human actions from cannibal cavemen to the World Wars. (9-12)
Ultimate Chess ($7.99) includes instructions, a magnetic chessboard and chess pieces. (7-up)
Dino Poop and Other Remarkable Remains of the Ancient Past ($9.99) by Jane Hammerslough offers a guide to ancient remains. (9-12)
Trick Your Wheels, Tune Your Ride ($12.99). This manual on keeping biking, boarding or skating wheels in shape includes stickers, a tool and pouch. (9-12)
You Can Yo-Yo ($8.99) compiles 25 yo-yo tricks. (9-12)
Good Mornin', Ms. America ($15.95) by J. Patrick Lewis collects poems about American culture. (4-10)
Tell Me a Story debuts with Mother Loves Her Little One , Father Loves His Little One , Grandparents Love Their Little Ones and I Love You, Little One! by Carol Ottolenghi ($14.95 each, up to 5). There are six new Read & Sing Along Board Books with CDs ($7.49 each, up to 3); and Read & Sing Along Two Board Books with Two CDs ($14.98 each, up to 3) and Sing a Story Handled Board Books with CDs ($10.95 each, 3-5) each add eight titles, all by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo. Nutsy the Robot introduces Nutsy the Robot Goes to Bed and Nutsy the Robot Goes to School by Mark Shulman ($15.95 each, 3-5). Launching Snail's Adventures are Snail's Race Around the World and Snail's Journey Through the Jungle by Jo Moon ($15.95 each, 3-5). Wildlife! starts up with Amazing Animals , Incredible Reptiles & Amphibians , Beautiful Birds and Killer Creatures by Valerie Davies ($17.95 each, 6-9). Amazing World begins with Amazing Earth , Amazing Weather , Amazing Space and Amazing Sun by Heather Maisner ($17.95 each, 6-9). Puzzle Quest launches with four titles by Clint Twist ($22.95 each, 7-12). And Stories of the Sun issues The Earth , The Moon , The Planets and The Stars by Twist ($14.95 each, 8-up).
Lightning Readers adds Matt's Sand and Sea Dragon , The Silly Hot Dog and Yummy, Yummy Fly by Lindsay Mizer ($3.95 each, 2-4). There are 11 new Dual Language Readers with CDs ($4.99 each, 2-6); and four new Sing Along Activity Books with CDs ($4.99 each, 3-12), all by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo. And Stories from History debuts with The Building of the Great Pyramid , The Battle of Gettysburg and Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada by Colin Hynson; The Life of Alexander the Great , The Life of Julius Caesar and The Life of Anne Frank by Nicholas Saunders; and Gladiator and the Story of the Coliseum , Pizarro and the Incas , The Discovery of T. Rex , The Life of Leonardo da Vinci , The Race to the South Pole and The Life of Christopher Columbus by Nathan Hemmelgarn ($6.95 each, hardcover $14.95, 8-up).
The King's Highway ($17.95) by Howard Fullmer retells this fable of a king who must choose an heir to the throne. (4-8)
A Christmas Bell for Anya ($19.95) by Chris Stewart, illus. by Ben Sowards. This tale of a girl in 1917 Russia is packaged with a CD. (4-up)
Leven Thumps returns in Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret by Obert Skye ($18.95, 10-up).
Amazing Baby offers seven volumes ($3.95-$9.95 each, up to 3 to 1-up). Mollywitch gains Mollywitch Does Magic Tricks by Nick Sharratt ($12.95, 3-5). Happy Snappy adds Haunted House ($4.95, 3-5) and Little Valentine ($5.95, 3-5) by Derek Matthews. Mighty Machines rolls on with Motorcycles by Joey Poulin ($12.95, 4-up). Animal Explorers introduces Safari Adventure and A Walk in the Jungle by Dorothy DePrisco ($12.95 each, 4-6). Joining Build-A-Bear Workshop is Let's Make Treasure Boxes! by Lynn Brunelle ($14.95, 6-up). Do-It-Yourself Designs releases Get Sporty by Jayne Miller ($12.95, 7-up). Sticker Fun Facts offers Dinosaurs by Per Christiansen and The Human Body by Paula Hammond ($14.95 each, 8-12). Art Academy issues Collage It and Paint It by Matthew Rake ($16.95 each, 8-up). Dinosaurs by Paul Beck and Under the Sea by David Gordon are new to 3-D Paint by Numbers ($17.95 each, 8-up). Play the Piano and Play the Recorder by Eric Hutton join Music Magic ($15.95 each, 8-up). Explore It continues with Amazing Machines by Ian Graham ($14.95, 8-up). The Secret World visits The Secret World of Unicorns by Pat Perrin ($18.95, 8-up). And Uncover It offers Uncover a Crocodile by Paul Beck ($18.95, 8-up).
A Creature Was Stirring ($16.95) by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Carter Goodrich, offers two new perspectives on a Christmas classic. (All ages)
Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America ($17.95) by Lynne Cheney, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, takes a tour of the U.S. (All ages)
Kay Thompson's Eloise in Hollywood ($17.95), based on the art of Hilary Knight, written by J. David Stem and David Weiss, illus. by Ted Enik. Eloise makes her silver-screen debut. (All ages)
How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas ($15.95) by Derek Anderson is a holiday caper. (All ages)
The Racketty-Packetty House: 100th Anniv. Ed. ($17.95) by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illus. by Wendy Anderson Halperin, presents this classic tale. (All ages)
The Prince and the Potty ($12.95) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Keiko Motoyama. A prince learns about the potty. (1-4)
Mouse's First Fall ($12.95) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan. Mouse jumps into fall. (2-6)
Little Red's Summer Adventure ($15.95) by Sarah Ferguson, illus. by Sam Williams, is a seasonal story featuring Little Red. (3-6)
When the Cows Got Loose ($16.95) by Carol Weis, illus. by Ard Hoyt, introduces some talented heifers. (3-6)
The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat ($12.95) by Lynne Berry, illus. by Luke LaMarca. A witch deals with a brat of a cat. (3-7)
Blue Burt and Wiggles ($14.95) by Derek Anderson tells of a summer friendship that lasts all year long. (3-8)
G Is for One Gzonk: An Alpha-Number-Bet Book ($16.95) by Tony DiTerlizzi offers an alphabet book. (4-7)
A Million Dots ($16.95) by Andrew Clements, illus. by Mike Reed, reveals the magnitude of one million. (4-8)
Wolves ($15.95) by Emily Gravett marks the author's picture-book debut. (4-8)
Around the House History: What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms & Pajamas ($16.95) by Patricia Lauber, illus. by John Manders, focuses on sleeping-related topics. (4-8)
Once Upon a Banana ($16.95) by Jennifer Armstrong, illus. by David Small. A banana peel causes chaos. (4-8)
Room One: A Mystery or Two ($15.95) by Andrew Clements, illus. by Brian Selznick. A boy discovers a family living in an abandoned farmhouse. (8-12)
The Legend of Thunderfoot ($15.95) by Bill Wallace. The only thing bigger than Thunderfoot's feet is his heart. (8-12)
The Squampkin Patch: A Nisselrogt Adventure ($15.95) by JT Petty, illus. by David Michael Friend, is a thriller featuring sinister vegetables. (9-14)
Homefront ($15.95) by Doris Gwaltney is a tale of love and war. (10-14)
Gideon the Cutpurse ($17.95) by Linda Buckley-Archer, illus. by Tim O'Brien, begins the Gideon Trilogy. (10-14)
Everlost ($16.95) by Neal Shusterman. The afterlife is not what Nick and Allie expected. (12-up)
Blind Faith ($15.95) by Ellen Wittlinger is a novel about the meaning of faith. (12-up)
Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographic: Here, There Be Dragons ($17.95) by James A. Owen presents an atlas of imaginary places. (12-up)
The Killing Sea ($15.95) by Richard Lewis is the story of two teens caught in the 2004 tsunami. (12-up)
Getting It ($16.95) by Alex Sanchez. How far will Carlos go to get the girl of his dreams? (12-up)
The Possibility of Fireflies ($15.95) by Dominique Paul. A girl searches for love and acceptance. (14-up)
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist reappears in The Girl with Four Brains by Jim Benton ($14.95, 7-10). Marissa Moss's Amelia stars in Amelia's School Survival Guide , Amelia Writes Again and Amelia's 5th Grade Notebook ($9.95 each, 7-10); and Amelia's Guide to Gossip ($9.95, 10-13). The Spiderwick Chronicles issues Care and Feeding of Sprites by Holly Black and Toni DiTerlizzi ($15.99, 7-up). And Spy Mice return in Gold Whiskers by Heather Vogel Frederick, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($9.95, 8-11).
I Wanna Make Gifts ($9.99) by Clea Hantman, illus. by Azadeh Houshyar, is a guide to creating gifts. (9-12)
Ready-to-Read adds The Bobbsey Twins: Freddie and Flossie and the Little Seed by Laura Lee Hope, illus. by Maggie Downer; Puppy Mudge: Puppy Mudge Wants to Play by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson; and Ant Hill: More Snacks! A Thanksgiving Play by Joan Holub, illus. by Will Terry ($3.99 each, 3-5); Robin Hill School: Fall Leaf Project by Margaret McNamara, illus. By Mike Gordon; Wonders of America: The Rocky Mountains by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace; and Kay Thompson's Eloise: Eloise and the Very Secret Room , text adapted by Ellen Weiss, and Eloise and the Snowman , text adapted by Lisa McClatchy, both based on the characters created by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, art adapted by Tammie Lyon ($3.99 each, 4-6); Childhood of Famous Americans: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Scary Basement by Peter Merchant, illus. by Anna Divito; and Henry and Mudge: Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Carolyn Bracken in the style of Suçie Stevenson ($3.99 each, 5-7); and Stories of Famous Americans: Abigail Adams, First Lady of the American Revolution by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Bob Dacey and Debra Bandelin; and Bunnicula and Friends: Scared Silly by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($3.99 each, 6-8).
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew offers Pony Problems , The Cinderella Ballet Mystery and Case of the Sneaky Snowman by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($3.99 each, 6-9). The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton continues with The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Warlords of Nibblecheese by Brian Anderson, illus. by Doug Holgate ($3.99, 7-10). Joining Blast to the Past is Franklin's Fame by Stacia Deutsch and Rody Cohn, illus. by Guy Francis ($3.99, 7-10). Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs are back in The Space Mission Adventure and The Backyard Animal Show by Sharon M. Draper, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson ($4.99 each, 8-10). Edgar & Ellen star in High Wire by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($9.95, 8-12). And Spy Gear Adventures adds The Doomsday Dust by Rick Barba ($4.99, 8-12).
Astrosaurs issues The Sea of Doom by Steve Cole, illus. by Woody Fox ($4.99, 8-12). Tom Swift, Young Inventor checks into The Space Hotel by Victor Appleton ($4.99, 8-12). Gaining three novels each are Nancy Drew, Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene and Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers by Franklin W. Dixon ($4.99 each, 8-12). Mary Casanova's Dog Watch gains Dog-Napped and Danger at Snow Hill , illus. by Omar Rayyan ($4.99 each, 8-12). The Girls of Avenue Z are back in Starring Alex…as the Girl with the Voice of an Angel (Whose Wings Must Be a Little Clipped) by Helena Pielichaty ($4.99, 8-12). Childhood of World Figures welcomes Gandhi: Young Nation Builder by Kathleen Kudlinski ($5.99, 8-12). And Childhood of Famous Americans adds Dale Earnhardt: Young Race Car Driver by Paul Mantell, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($5.99, 8-12).
Counting Ovejas ($17.99) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by David Diaz, is a bilingual tale featuring sheep. (3-6)
Dooby Dooby Moo ($16.95) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, visits a country fair. (3-7)
A Clever Beatrice Christmas ($16.95) by Margaret Wiley, illus. by Heather M. Solomon, is a follow-up to Clever Beatrice . (3-7)
My Best Sweet Potato ($15.95) by Rainy Dohaney is a tale of sharing, friendship and a sweet potato. (3-7)
A Sugarloaf Book: The Best Kid in the World ($15.95) by Peter Reynolds. Will Sugarloaf win the Best Kid in the World Award? (3-7)
Santa Claus ($19.95) by Rod Green, illus. by Jon Lucas, Carol Wright and Simon Danaher, focuses on this magical fellow. (4-10)
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, illus. by Felipe Dávalos, Viví Escrivá, Susan Guevara and Leyla Torres, collects stories. (5-10)
The Dragon of Never-Was ($16.95) by Ann Downer is a story of magic. (9-12)
Into the West: From Reconstruction to the Final Days of the American Frontier ($22.95) by James M. McPherson tells the story of the American West. (9-14)
May Bird Among the Stars ($16.95) by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a sequel to May Bird and the Ever After . (10-14)
The Beast of Noor ($16.95) by Janet Lee Carey is a novel of terror and magic. (10-14)
The Unrivaled Spangles ($16.95) by Karen Wallace reveals London's East End circus life in the 19th century. (12-up)
Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do? ($17.95) by Cynthia Voigt shows what happens when bad things happen to bad people. (12-up)
Leonardo's Shadow: Or My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant ($16.95) by Christopher Greyis a thriller set during the Renaissance. (12-up)
Ready-to-Read adds Bunnicula and Friends: The Fright Before Christmas by James Howe, illus. by Jeff Mack ($14.95, 6-8). The Ratbridge Chronicles kicks off with Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow ($17.95, 8-14). And The Virtual Chronologs offers The Choice by Gloria Skurzynski ($16.95, 12-up).
Five for a Little One ($16.95) by Chris Raschka introduces counting and the five senses. (2-5)
The New Girl... and Me ($16.95) by Jacqui Robbins, illus. by Matt Phelan, is a tale about a new girl in school. (4-7)
No Dessert Forever! ($16.95) by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Peter Catalanotto. A girl is blamed for the mischief her older brother causes. (5-9)
Saints Among the Animals ($17.95) by Cynthia Zarin, illus. by Leonid Gore, offers 10 stories about animal-loving saints. (7-10)
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel ($17.95, Aladdin paper $9.99) by Siena Cherson Siegel, illus. by Mark Siegel, follows a young dancer's journey. (8-14)
The Higher Power of Lucky ($16.95) by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan. Lucky must reach rock bottom before she finds her "higher power." (9-11)
Probably the World's Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Me ($15.95) by D. James Smith is a follow-up to The Boys of San Joaquin . (9-12)
SIMON SCHUSTER/ ATHENEUM/SEO
Alphabet of Dreams ($16.95) by Susan Fletcher presents a biblical saga from the author of Shadow Spinner . (12-up)
Bunnicula returns in Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe ($15.95, 8-12).
SIMON SCHUSTER/LIBROS PARA NIOS
Dora la Exploradora (Dora the Explorer) is back in six titles ($3.99-$10.95 each, 1-4 to 3-7).
Go Diego Go! presents Diego rescata el lobito (Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue) by Christine Ricci, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($3.99, 3-7). And The Backyardigans gains Misión a Marte (Mission to Mars ), adapted by Wendy Wax, illus. by Warner McGee ($3.99, 3-7).
SIMON SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON
My Piggy Book ($16.95) by Sandra Boynton is a book-and-plush package. (up to 3)
The Going to Bed Boxed Set ($17.95) packages a board book with a baby blanket. (up to 3)
Baby Cakes ($7.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Sam Williams, is a board-book tale featuring teddy bears. (1-4)
Baby's Box of Family Fun ($19.95) by Karen Katz collects lift-the-flap books about family. (1-4)
Sweetheart Fairy Wings ($12.95) by Cecile Schoberle, illus. by Kathy Couri, offers a storybook, fairy wings and wand. (3-6)
A Bugs in a Box Book: Alpha Bugs: A Pop-Up Alphabet Book ($11.95) by David Carter is a mini edition of this title. (3-7)
Classic Collectible Pop-Ups adds The 12 Days of Christmas: Anniv. Ed. by Robert Sabuda and The Jungle Book by Matthew Reinhart ($26.95 each, all ages). New Pop-Up Books are Blue 2: A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages by David Carter ($19.95, all ages); and Creepy Crawly Colors and Up All Night Counting by Robin Koontz, paper engineering by Bruce Foster ($10.95 each, 3-6). Baby Snow Friends by Jeanie Lee is a new Flips Flaps Book ($12.95, 1-4). Board Books Plus adds Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? by Karen Katz ($6.99, 1-4); My Little Lunchbox and My Little Doctor's Bag by Nathan Reed ($6.99 each, 2-5); and My First Day of Preschool by Justine Fontes ($6.99, 3-5). Classic Board Books issues Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Sefozo, illus. by Valerie Petrone ($6.99, 2-5). New Paper-over-Board Plus titles are I'm Not Afraid of Halloween! by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Rusty Fletcher ($7.99, 3-6); Christmas Lights by Bauer, illus. by Susan Mitchell ($12.99, 3-7); Pepper Goes to School by Linda Bleck ($8.99, 4-7); and Santa's Magic Gifts: A Pop-up Book by Betty Schwartz, illus. by Jimmy Pickering ($9.99, 5-up). And Holly Hobbie & Friends return in four books ($3.99-$8.99 each, 4-8).
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Book and CD ($9.99) by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert, is a book featuring this song plus a CD with Ray Charles performing it. (2-7)
Santa's Christmas Eve ($6.99) by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Santa gets ready for Christmas in this pop-up book. (3-6)
Kay Thompson's Eloise stars in Merry Christmas, Eloise!: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Marc Cheshire, based on characters created by Kay Thompson, illus. in the style of Hilary Knight ($6.99, 3-6).
SIMON SCHUSTER/LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
The Blessing Box ($10.95) by Karen Hill, illus. by Malene Laugesen, is a Christmas story that comes with a box for storing keepsakes. (3-7)
Shaped Tabbed Board Books adds God Made Me by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Hiroe Nakata ($6.99, 1-5). A new Paper-over-Board Plus book is We're All God's Creatures by Karen Hill, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher ($9.99, 2-6). And Veggie Tales gains fourtitles ($5.99-$7.99 each, 4-8).
SIMON SCHUSTER/ MCELDERRY
Peter Pan in Scarlet ($17.95) by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi and Scott M. Fischer, is the first authorized sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan . (All ages)
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale ($9.95) by Martin Waddell, illus. by Jason Cockcroft, is a gift-size edition of this Nativity story. (2-6)
Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs ($15.95) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, is a guide to manners. (2-8)
the show-and-tell lion ($16.95) by Barbara Abercrombie, illus. by Lynne Avril Cravath. An imaginative boy exaggerates during show-and-tell. (3-7)
Sleepyhead ($15.95) by Karma Wilson, illus. by John Segal, offers a bedtime tale. (3-7)
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! ($15.95) by Barbara Odanaka, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, is an ode to garbage. (4-8)
Dear Max ($14.95) by Sally Grindley, illus. by Tony Ross, follows the correspondence between a famous author and an imaginative lad. (6-9)
The McElderry Book of Grimms' Fairy Tales ($19.95) by Saviour Pirotta, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark, offers classic tales with new art. (6-10)
Mary ($19.95) by Demi presents an illustrated look at Mary's life. (7-10)
Finest Kind ($16.95) by Lea Wait. In 1838, a 12-year-old in the Maine wilderness holds his family together. (8-12)
Hearts of Iron ($15.95) by Kathleen Benner Duble. Two best friends search for a balance between their destiny and their dreams. (8-12)
Golden & Grey: The Nightmares That Ghosts Have ($16.99) by Louise Arnold is a ghostly mystery. (8-12)
Victory ($16.95) by Susan Cooper presents a high-seas adventure. (9-12)
Semiprecious ($16.95) by D. Anne Love. A family gives up on one dream to make room for another. (10-14)
Firehorse ($16.95) by Diane Lee Wilson describes the Great Boston Fire of 1872. (12-up)
Aftershock ($16.95) by Kelly Easton reveals one man's struggle to survive on the road. (12-up)
SIMON SCHUSTER/SIMON PULSE
The Salem Witch Tryouts ($8.99) by Kelly McClymer. A cheerleader discovers her magical ancestry. (12-up)
Life As I Knew It ($6.99) by Randi Hacker. A teen struggles after her father's death. (12-up)
Club Meds ($6.99) by Katherine Hall Page. Outsiders take on a school bully. (12-up)
Fix ($6.99) by Leslie Margolis examines the controversial trend of plastic surgery for teens. (14-up)
Tripping to Somewhere ($6.99) by Kristopher Reisz is a coming-of-age urban fantasy. (14-up)
Hellbent ($8.99) by Anthony McGowan. A teen schemes to make hell bearable. (14-up)
Do-Over ($5.99) by Niki Burnham. While on vacation, Valerie falls for a prince. (14-up)
Street Pharm ($6.99) by Allison Van Diepen. A novel dealing with urban drug dealing. (14-up)
Reality Chick ($8.99) by Lauren Barnholdt. A college freshman is chosen to be on a reality TV show. (14-up)
Swans in the Mist ($5.99) by D.E. Athkins is a gothic thriller. (14-up)
Major Crush ($5.99) by Jennifer Echols. Virginia tries out for the position of drum major. (14-up)
Meri Strikes Back ($8.99) by M. Apostolina. Meri is back with a vengeance. (14-up)
The Making of Dr. Truelove ($7.99) by Derrick Barnes. Diego invents a smooth alter-ego in order to win back his former girlfriend. (16-up)
Cherub by Robert Muchamore adds The Killing and The Divine Madness ($5.99 each, 12-up). Vampire Beach introduces Initiation by Alex Duval ($5.99, 12-up). Launching Private by Kate Brian is Private and Invitation Only ($8.99 each, 14-up). Sideways Glory by Todd Strasser, illus. by Craig Phillips, joins DriftX ($6.99, 14-up). Seven Deadly Sins offers Wrath by Robin Wasserman ($7.99, 14-up). And Once Upon a Time gains Water Song by Suzanne Weyn ($5.99, 14-up).
SIMON SCHUSTER/SIMON SCRIBBLES
The Kids' Book of Sudoku: Challenge Ed.! ($5.99) by Alastair Chisolm, illus. by Nikalas Catlow, collects Sudoku puzzles. (7-12)
SIMON SCHUSTER/SIMON SPOTLIGHT
Curious Buddies presents Stroller Board Book: Let's Go Baby! by Emily Sollinger ($6.99, 3-18 mos.); and My Busy Day: A First Word Book by Sonali Fry ($8.99, 1-3), both with photos by Ken Karp Photography. The Backyardigans return in 10 titles ($3.99-$9.99 each, 1-4 to 4-6). Jakers! releases nine new titles ($3.99-$7.99 each, 1-4 to 5-7). Blue's Clues adds Blue's Clues 10th Anniv. Meet Blue's Baby Brother! , adapted by Brooke Lindler, illus. by Victoria Miller ($5.99, 2-5); and Blue's Bad Dream by Sarah Albee, illus. by Ian Chernichaw ($3.99 paper, 3-7). Blue's Room offers Shaped Board Book with Flaps and Foil: Christmas in Blue's Room by Lauryn Silverhardt, photos by Karen Craig ($6.99, 2-5). Dora the Explorer stars in 11 new books ($3.99-$10.95 each, 2-5 to 3-7). Go, Diego, Go! adds seven titles ($3.99-$10.95 each, 2-5 to 4-6). LazyTown welcomes six new books ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-6 to 4-6). And there are 10 new SpongeBob SquarePants tales ($3.99-$8.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10).
Ready-to-Read adds Around the World! , adapted by Suzanne Nimm, illus. by Ron Zalme; and Dora's Sleepover by Lara Bergen, illus. by Victoria Miller ($3.99 each, 4-6). Totally Spies offers four new titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Monster House issues five books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 8-12). And The Barnyard introduces The Original Party Animals , adapted by Tom Mason and Dan Danko ($4.99, 8-12).
Cowboy Ned & Andy ($14.95) by David Ezra Stein. Andy discovers how to make a friend's birthday very special. (3-6)
A Very Brave Witch ($12.95) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Harry Bliss, tells of trick-or-treating from a young witch's perspective. (4-8)
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School ($16.95) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Stephen Gammell, features a science project with a mind of its own. (6-9)
Teammates ($16.95) by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Robert Burleigh, illus. by Barry Root. Two NFL stars offer a story of perseverance and teamwork. (6-10)
SIMPLY READ BOOKS (PGW, dist.)
One Winter Night ($16.95) by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Lynn Ray. Ten mice scurry back to their nest after encountering animals, one by one. (3-5)
The Little Crooked House ($16.95) by Margaret Wild, illus. by Jonathan Bentley. A crooked man and his crooked pets must move again and again. (3-8)
Alphabet Apartments ($16.95) by Lesley Moyes. In this alphabet tale, a beastly burglar and two dogs try to escape. (3-up)
Limpopo Lullaby ($16.95) by Jane Jolly, illus. by Dee Huxley. During the 2000 floods in Mozambique, a mother and children find refuge in a tree. (4-7)
Cat and Fish Go to See ($16.95) by Joan Grant, illus. by Neil Curtis. Cat and Fish sail through a storm to a tropical island. (4-up)
The Boy from the Sun ($16.95) by Duncan Weller. A boy has magical encounters with wonders of nature. (5-up)
Blue Moon Mountain ($16.95) by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Nicki Palin and Tomislav Tomic. A girl follows the moon to a place inhabited by mythical creatures. (5-up)
Run, Hare, Run! ($16.95) by John Winch. Albrecht Dürer and his dog capture a hare for the artist to use in one of his drawings. (5-up)
Steam Park ($16.95) by Filippo Neri, illus. by Ruggeri Piero. In this Halloween tale, amusement park characters rescue imprisoned children. (8-up)
Mulga Bill's Bicycle ($9.95) by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson, illus. by Bruce Whatley, collects classic Australian tales. (6-up)
Running Hot ($9.95) by David Hill. Six youngsters struggle to escape a forest fire. (8-14)
Adam and Eve's New Day ($7.99) by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg, is a board book based on Adam and Eve's First Sunset . (up to 4)
Remembering My Grandparent: A Girl's Own Grief Workbook in the Christian Tradition ($16.99) by Nechama Liss-Levinson and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette offers tools to help youngsters understand and work through their grief. (7-13)
SMART LAB (Chronicle, dist.)
SmartLab presents Snap-Together Coin Sorter by Frank Young ($18.99, 6-up); You Build It Rock Star Microphone by Marty Jourard ($24.99, 8-up); and You Mix It Secret Formula Lab by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone ($12.99, 8-up). And QuizLab offers Weird and Gross by Ben Grosblatt and Science and Nature by Nancy Waddell ($19.99 each, 8-up).
ST. MARTINS PRESS/GRIFFIN
Manga Tarot ($19.95) by Selena Lin is a tarot deck using character tropes from manga. (12-up)
Laguna Cove (8.95)by Alyson Noel is the first title in a new series. (13-up)
Don't Mess with Moses ($16.99) by Marty Nystrom, illus. by Steve Björkman, rounds up Scripture-based poems. (6-up)
The Adventures of Bailey and Canteen offers Canyon Rescue! , Lost and Found and Shelter from the Storm by Eddy Bolton, illus. by Jerry Pittenger ($9.99 each, 3-7). My Favorite Verses by Dandi Daley Mackall issues The Armor of God , illus. by Jenny Harris; The Golden Rule , illus. by Jane Dippold; and God Shows the Way , illus. by Claudine Gevry ($9.99 each, 3-7).
Elija Creek & the Armor of God adds The Carpet of Bones by Lena Wood ($6.99, 8-12).
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Child's Garden of Verses ($19.95) by Brian Wildsmith collects tales. (All ages)
The Magic Flute ($17.95), adapted and illus. by Kyra Teis, presents this opera. (All ages)
Bah! Humbug! ($15.95) by Lorna Balian, colorized by Lecia Balian. Arthur has a plan to prove that Santa is a humbug. (4-8)
Jungle Party ($16.95) by Brian Wildsmith. Elephants foil a hungry python's plot to devour the jungle animals at a party he's hosting. (4-8)
First Grade Takes a Test ($15.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler. Anna Maria aces a test, but is doing well on a test all that matters? (5-8)
Pinwheel Days ($6.95) by Ellen Tarlow compiles four stories about friendship. (5-8)
Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Numbers & Colors ($4.95) by Joe Troiano, illus. by Nan Brooks, is a board book introducing these concepts. (2-3)
Where To, Little Wombat? ($12.95) by Charles Fuge. After searching for a better house, Little Wombat realizes there's no place like home. (2-5)
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin ($6.95) by Joe Troiano, illus. by Susan Banta, packages a story about tolerance and self-acceptance with a CD. (2-up)
Mine! Mine! Mine! ($14.95) by Shelly Becker, illustrated by Hideko Takahashi, introduces a girl who has trouble sharing. (3-6)
Not Another Tea Party ($14.95) by Mark Shulman and Vincent Nguyen. A bossy girl learns how to be a good and gracious friend. (4-7)
Pablo's Christmas ($14.95) by Hugo Martin, illus. by Lee Chapman. Will Pablo's father, who went to America to earn extra money, be home for Christmas? (4-7)
The Big Bad Wolf and Me ($9.95) by Delphine Perret. A boy helps the Big Bad Wolf regain his confidence and flair. (4-up)
Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty ($14.95) by Pep Montserrat. Though others don't appreciate Ms. Rubinstein's beauty, one man does. (5-up)
The Big Book of Horror ($12.95) by Pedro Rodríguez rounds up 21 tales. (8-up)
Children's Treasury by Linda Bleck offers A Children's Treasury of Prayers , A Children's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes , A Children's Treasury of Lullabies and A Children's Treasury of Songs ($12.95 each, 2-5). Step Inside presents Cinderella , Dragons , Goldilocks , Pirates , Snow White and The Three Little Pigs ($9.95 each, 3-6). Touch the Art debuts with Brush Mona Lisa's Hair , Pop Warhol's Top , Make Van Gogh's Bed and Feed Matisse's Fish by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo ($9.95 each, 4-6). Unabridged Classics continues with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ($9.95 each, 10-up).
Sterling Point Books reissues Admiral Richard Byrd: Alone in the Antarctic by Paul Rink, George Washington: Frontier Colonel by Sterling North, Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath by Ralph Moody, Lawrence of Arabia by Alistair MacLean, General George Patton: Old Blood and Guts by Alden Hatch, John Paul Jones: The Pirate Patriot by Armstrong Sperry, The Sinking of the Bismarck: The Deadly Hunt by William Shirer and The Stouthearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail by Neta Lohnes Frazier ($12.95 each, paper $6.95, 12-up).
I'm Going to Read presents I'm Going to Washington to Visit the President , illus. by Tanya Roitman; In a Scary Old House , illus. by Yukiko Kido; No! Yes! , illus. by Barry Gott; and Surprise! , illus. by Richard Brown ($3.95 each, 4-6); Be Fair, Share! and Hungry Dinosaur , illus. by Pete Whitehead; Fooba Wooba John, illus. by EmilyBolam; Fun Land Fun! by Yukiko Kido ; and Tic and Tac , illus. by Elliott Kreloff ($3.95 each, 6-7); Dancing Class , illus. by Amanda Haley; and Ouch! by Rich Rossi ($3.95 each, 7-8). And All-Action Classics introduce Dracula and Tom Sawyer by Michael Mucci, illus. by Ben Caldwell ($6.95 each, 10-14).
Love from Woolly ($9.95) by Nina Michaels and Nicola Smee. What presents has Woolly the sheep knitted for her friends? (2-4)
Little Smudge ($14.95) by Lionel Le Néouanic. Lonely Little Smudge makes friends with circles, squares and other shapes. (3-6)
The Lost Ears ($12.95) by Phillida Gili is the 25th-anniversary edition of this tale about a toy who loses his ears. (3-6)
School Bus Bunny Bus ($12.95) by Sam Williams. Bunnies ride the school bus in this pull-tab tale. (3-6)
Is My Cat a Tiger? How Your Cat Compares to Its Wild Cousins ($9.95) by Jenni Bidner explores the feline family. (5-up)
Bake It Up! Desserts, Breads, Entire Meals & More and Super Sandwiches: Wrap 'em, Stack 'em, Stuff 'em ($9.95 each) by Rose Dunnington dish up recipes. (8-up)
The Leaping, Sliding, Sprinting, Riding Science Book ($14.95) by Bobby Mercer, illus. by Tom LaBaff, examines the scientific principles of sports. (8-up)
My Very Favorite Art Book adds I Love to Collage! by Jennifer Lipsey ($9.95, 5-up).
101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! ($9.95) by Joanne O'Sullivan is a guidebook that aims to open kids' eyes to new things. (6-12)
Tudley Didn't Know ($15.95) by John Himmelman introduces a turtle who mimics other animals' behavior. (4-8)
The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights ($15.95) by David Ufer, illus. by Kirsten Carlson, shows how three animals overcome their fears. (4-8)
Happy Birthday to Whooo? ($15.95) by Doris Fisher, illus. by Lisa Downey. Readers solve riddles to guess which animal has just been born. (4-8)
If You Were a Parrot ($15.95) by Katherine Rawson, illus. by Sherry Rogers. Four children imagine what life would be like as a pet parrot. (4-8)
One Odd Day ($15.95) by Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed, illus. by Karen Lee, is a tale introducing the concept of odd and even numbers. (4-8)
Turtles in My Sandbox ($15.95) by Jennifer Curtis, illus. by Emanuel Schongut. A girl watches over eggs after a turtle lays them in her sandbox. (4-8)