A Little Peace ($16.95) by Barbara Kerley. Photos illustrate this volume emphasizing the importance of peace on our planet. (All ages)

1607: A New Look at Jamestown ($17.95) by Karen Lange recounts the founding of this settlement. (8-12)

Our Country's First Ladies ($19.95) by Ann Bausum examines the lives of First Ladies. (10-14)


Holidays Around the World by Deborah Heiligman offers Celebrate Easter with Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer and Celebrate Passover with Matzah, Maror, and Memories ($15.95 each, 6-9) and Celebrate Independence Day with Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks ($15.95, 7-10). Face to Face with Animals adds Face to Face to Face with Caterpillars by Darlyne Murawski and Face to Face with Grizzlies by Joel Sartore ($16.95 each, 6-9). World History Biographies welcomes Anne Frank: The Young Writer Who Told the World Her Story by Ann Kramer, Mozart: The Boy Who Changed the World with His Music by Marcus Weeks, Julius Caesar: The Boy Who Conquered an Empire by Ellen Galford and Mao Zedong: The Rebel Who Led a Revolution by Flora Geyer ($17.95 each, 8-12). Cheryl Harness Histories presents The Remarkable Rough-Riding Life of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Empire America by Harness ($16.95, 8-12). Voices from Colonia America presents New Hampshire 1603-1776 by Scott Auden and North Carolina 1524-1776 by Matthew Cannavale ($21.95 each, 10-14). Remember continues with Remember the Alamo by Paul Robert Walker ($17.95, 10-up). National Geographic Investigates adds Ancient Africa by Victoria Sherrow and Ancient Iraq by Beth Gruber ($17.95 each, 10-up).



The New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids and The New Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids ($9.95 each) by Arthur Bochner and Rose Bochner. These updated editions round up info, quizzes and games on these topics. (8-up)

The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls and The "What'sHappening to My Body?" Book for Boys ($12.95 each) by Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras are newly designed, updated editions of these volumes. (10-up)

My Body, My Self for Girls and My Body, My Self for Boys ($12.95 each) by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras. These updated editions include activities, checklists and personal stories. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Junior Su Doku continues with U.S.A. ($4.95, 8-up).


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Paperback Series

Explore Science! debuts with Explore Spring! and Explore Winter! by Maxine Anderson ($12.95 each, 5-9). And Build It Yourself gains Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself by Rachel Dickinson ($14.95, 9-12).


Good Morning Baby! and Good Night Baby! ($3.99 each) by Sabine Praml are die-cut board books. (infant-up)

Max the Mouse at the Zoo ($12.95) by Erhard Dietl, illus. by Christoph Schöne. In this board book, Max meets his friend the desert mouse at the zoo. (2-up)

Here Come the Pirates ($10.95) by Martina Leykamm is a board book presenting a lift-the-flap search for buried treasure. (2-up)

I Can DressMyself! ($16.95) by Birte Müller comes with a paper doll and accessories. (3-up)

Farmer Ham ($15.95) by Alec Sillifant, illus. by Mike Spoor. Can a farmer stop crows from eating his corn? (3-up)

Smelly Bill ($16.95) by Daniel Postgate reveals what happens to a smelly dog when Great Aunt Bleach arrives. (3-up)

Alligator Mike ($15.95) by Jürg Federspiel, illus. by Petra Rappo. Chasing a ball into a bottomless garbage can, Mike finds a world of alligators. (3-up)

Little Donkey and the Birthday Present ($15.95) by Rindert Kromhout, illus. by Annemarie van Haeringen. Little Donkey wants to keep for himself a present he's bought for his friend. (3-up)

When Donkeys Fly! ($15.95) by Elisabeth Schöberl, illus. by Martina Badstuber. Will Fred's dream of flying come true? (3-up)

Who Stole My House? ($15.95) by Barbara Veit, illus. by Anna Laura Cantone. When Snail returns from taking a bath, her house is missing. (3-up)

Duck's Tale ($18.95) by Harmen van Straaten. After Toad finds glasses and can read, Duck finds a pen and attempts to write. (3-up)

We Love School! ($9.95) by Marilyn Janovitz. Kittens reveal how much fun learning can be. (3-up)


New Moving Books are Princess Parade , by Uwe Linke, illus. by Eve Tharlet; and In the Meadow by Linke, illus. by Fabienne Boldt ($11.95 each, 2-up). Farley Farts by Birte Müller is a new Sound Board Book ($9.95, 2-up). And Ghost Park launches with The Vanishing Gate and The Imposter by Marliese Arold, illus. by Barbara Scholz ($12.95, 8-12).


Good Morning, Good Night/Buenos días, buenos noches ($6.95) by Michael Grejniec is a bilingual version of this tale. (2-up)

Paperbacks in SpanishEl mejor papá de todos (The Best Father of All) by Peter Horn, illus. by Cristina Cadmon; Los colores del camaleón (Chameleon's Colors) by Chisato Tashiro; and ¿Quién me arropará esta noche? (Who Will Tuck Me in Tonight?) by Carol Roth, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev ($6.95 each, 3-up).


Noisy Beasties and Playful Beasties ($6.95 each) by Neecy Twinem are board books revealing animals in their habitats. (up to 3)

Papa Fish's Lullaby ($16.95) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Susan Eaddy. Papa Fish sings his little fish to sleep. (3-6)

The Seaside Switch ($16.95) by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illus. by Lindy Burnett, examines the ocean's high and low tides. (5-8)


Our Wild World greets Butterflies and Bats by Melissa Stewart ($10.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-10). Kids' FAQs adds Everything Bird by Cherie Winner ($10.95, paper $7.95, 8-11). And Our Wild World Ecosystems visits The Arctic by Wayne Lynch ($16.95, paper $8.95, 8-12).




The Mother Daughter Cookbook: Recipes to Nourish Relationships ($14.95) by Lynette Rohrer Shirk dishes out recipes and culinary facts. (4-12)


Where's My Stuff? ($16.95) by Samantha Moss and Lesley Schwartz offers advice on getting organized at school and at home. (13-17)


Decoding Mom ($9.95) by Jake Miller reveals what makes mom tick and what ticks her off. (13-17)

Jeaneology ($14.95) by Nancy Flynn presents sewing projects to resurrect jeans. (13-19)

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Psst! by Erin Elisabeth Conley releases Crush: A Girl's Guide to Being Crazy in Love and Dumped: A Girl's Guide to Happiness After Heartbreak ($9.95 each, 13-17).


Jeffrey and Sloth ($17.95) by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Ben Hodson, is a tale revealing the power of the written word. (4-8)

The Summer of the Marco Polo ($17.95) by Lynn Manuel, illus. by Kasia Charko. The wreck of a ship inspires a budding author. (4-8)


Orca Currents offers Hypnotized by Don Trembath, Cracked by Michele Marin Bossley, Mirror Image by K.L. Denman and Finding Elmo by Monique Polak ($14.95 each, paper $8.95, 10-14). Joining Orca Soundings are I.D. by Vicki Grant, Wave Warrior by Lesley Choyce, The Darwin Expedition by Diane Tullson and Bang by Norah McClintock ($14.95 each, paper $8.95, 12-18).


First and Ten ($7.95) by Jeff Rud shows Matt in action on the gridiron. (8-12)

When the Curtain Rises ($7.95) by Rachel Dunstan Muller serves up magic, mystery and ice cream. (8-12)

Shadows on the Train ($7.95) by Melanie Jackson centers on a girl trapped on a cross-country train. (8-12)

Just J ($7.95) by Colin Frizzell. After his mother dies, J deals with many issues. (8-13)

Whirlwind ($8.95) by Carol Matas. Ben battles for his life and soul after fleeing Nazi Germany. (12-18)

The Warrior's Daughter ($8.95) by Holly Bennett. Luaine must choose between the way of the sword and the druid's path. (12-18)Nightwalker ($8.95) by K.V. Johansen presents a fantasy tale. (12-18)

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Orca Echoes gains Timberwolf Hunt by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dean Griffiths; Jeremy and the Golden Fleece by Becky Citra, illus. by Jessica Milne; Cheetah by Wendy Lewis, illus. by Graham Ross; and Theodora Bear by Carolyn Jones, illus. by Barbara Spurll ($4.99 each, 7-9). New Orca Young Readers are Boot Camp by Eric Walters, Jerome Williams and Johnnie Williams III; Racing for Diamonds by Anita Daher and Lucky's Mountain by Dianne Maycock ($5.95 each, 8-11). And Orca Sports plays on with Cobra Strike , Titan Clash and Blazer Drive by Sigmund Brouwer; and Kicker by Michele Martin Bossley ($8.95 each, 10-18).



Maggie and Hero ($13.95) by Margaret O'Brien, illus. by Veselina Tomva. A new friend helps Maggie discover what she is good at. (4-8)


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Joining Formac First Novels are Toby Laughs Last by Jean Lemieux, illus. by Sophie Casson; Toni Biscotti's Magic Trick by Caroline Merola; and Maddie's Big Test by Louise Leblanc, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay ($4.95 each, 6-9).


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Streetlights issues Runaway Gran by Sonia Craddock and The Ginger Princess by William Pasnack ($7.95 each, 6-10). New Sports Stories are Icebreaker by Steven Barwin and Too Many Men by Lorna Schultz Nicholson ($7.95 each, 8-13). Deal with It adds Procrastination: Deal with It All in Good Time by Diane Peters and Jeremy Tankard and Teasing: Deal with It Before the Joke's on You by Steve Pitt and Remie Geoffroi ($12.95 each, 8-14). Small Town Glory by John Danakas and Richard Brignall joins Recordbooks ($8.95, 12-17). And SideStreets continues with Dream Racer by Jacqueline Guest and Strange Beauty by Lori Weber ($7.95 each, 13-17).



Skunks for Breakfast ($8.95) by Lesley Choyce, illus. by Brenda Jones, offers a playful tale. (4-8)

East to the Sea ($10.95) by Heidi Jardine Stoddart tells of a girl's journey to her grandparents' summer cottage. (4-8)

Atlantic Puffin-Little Brother of the North ($8.95) by Kristin Bieber Domm, illus. by Jeffrey Domm, spotlights this species. (4-8)

The Ghost of Mahone Bay ($10.95) by Tom Schwarzkopf questions whether ghosts exist. (8-12)

View from a Kite ($15.95) by Maureen Hull is a novel for teens. (12-18)

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Angela and Emmie Adventures offers Danger at Mason's Island by Tom Schwarzkopf ($10.95, 8-12).


When-I-Was-a-Little-Girl ($14.95) by Rachna Gilmor, illus. by Renne Benoit, is a childhood romp. (4-8)


Hana's Suitcase on Stage ($18.95) by Karen Levine and Emil Sher presents this story and script. (9-up)

The Smart Princess and Other Deaf Tales ($9.95) is an anthology written by deaf children. (9-12)

June Callwood: A Life of Action ($14.95) by Anne Dublin is a biography. (9-up)

101 Ways to Dance ($9.95) by Kathy Stinson. In this novel, teens tango with seduction. (12-18)

1212: Year of the Journey ($9.95) by Kathleen McDonnell is a moral drama set in the era of the Crusades. (12-18)

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Women's Hall of Fame welcomes Incredible Women Inventors by Sandra Braun ($10.95, 9-13).


Gray Wolf's Search ($14.95) by Bruce Swanson, illus. by Gary Peterson, presents a journey through the seasons. (4-8)

Native Athletes in Action ($9.95) by Vincent Schilling portrays Native American sports stars. (9-16)


Yetsa's Sweater ($17.95) by Sylvia Olsen, illus. by Joan Larson. Can Yetsa's new sweater tell the stories her old sweater can? (4-8)


Chasing the Moon ($8.95) by Penny Chamberlain. In the 1920s, rumrunners operate in the waters off the British Columbia coast. (8-12)


Feats of Lights ($9.95) by Ellen Jaffe. Celebrating the first Hanukkah since her brother's death, Sarah is transported into the past. (8-13)

Rites of the Healer ($11.95) by Anne Gray. Dovella undertakes an arduous journey to ensure the safety of her people. (12-18)



Baaaad Animals ($7.95) by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Christina Leist, compiles poems about animals. (5-9)



Rebecca's Ducks ($8.95) by Angela Moore, illus. by Nancy Keating, reveals how moving to Newfoundland can be fun. (4-8)

What If Your Mom Made Raisin Buns? ($8.95) by Catherine Safer, illus. by Hilda Rose. A boy has too much fun with his mother's raisin buns. (4-8)

The Colours of My Home ($8.95) by Susan Pynn, illus. by Nancy Keating, celebrates Newfoundland's character and landscape. (4-8)

A Distinguished Old Bentley Drove Down to the Sea ($8.95) by Lisa Rae, illus. by Peter Pickersgill, is the tale of a car that meets a whale. (4-8)

Princess June and the Shadow Pirates ($8.95) by Douglas Hopkins. A princess tries to save her kingdom from invaders. (4-8)

The Sights Before Christmas ($8.95) by Beni Malone and Marian Frances White, illus. by Darka Erdelji. Barnaby has wonderful dreams on Christmas Eve. (4-8)

Nana's Quilt ($8.95) by Lori Lane and Kathy Winsor, photos by Jim Costello. During a summer, a girl and her grandmother create a quilt. (4-8)

The Land of a Thousand Whales ($8.95) by Susan Chalker Browne focuses on the history and culture of Red Bay, Labrador. (8-12)

The Starrigans of Little Brook Bottom ($8.95) by Harold Davis. The Starrigans help a community find a missing child. (8-12)



New Graphic Novels are Totally Spies: Mani-Maniac! ($12.95, paper $7.95, 6-11); and Nancy Drew: Ghost in the Machinery and The Disoriented Express ; and The Hardy Boys: To Die, or Not to Die? ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12).


My Baptism Book ($14.95) by Sophie Piper, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic, is a gift book for children being baptized. (up to 5)

The Blessing of the Beasts ($18.95) by Ethel Pochocki, illus. by Barry Moser. A roach and a skunk wonder if they will be welcome at a church service celebrating all creatures. (5-up)


Stories of the Saints ($9.95) by Joyce Denham, illus. by Judy Stevens, profiles saints. (7-11)


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The Sun in My Belly ($10.95) by Sister Susan, illus. by Sister Rain, is a follow-up to Each Breath a Smile . (4-8)


Where Do Babies Come From? ($9.95) by Sally Ann Wright, illus. by Honor Ayres, addresses this question and reassures readers there is enough love to go around. (3-6)

Where Did Grandad Go? ($9.95) by Catherine House, illus. by Honor Ayres, discusses what happens when people die. (3-6)

The Easter Swallows ($10.95) by Vicki Howie, illus. by Paola Bertolini Grudina, tells the Easter story through the perspective of swallows. (3-6)

Who Is Jesus? ($12.95) by Lois Rock, illus. by Gail Newey, introduces the life and teachings of Jesus. (9-12)


Carry Me Board Book Bible Series

debuts with Where Are You, Little Lamb? , A Walk on the Waves , Jesus Feeds Everybody! and Mary's Big Surprise by Young-jin Choi, illus. by Jung-cho Kim ($5.95 each, 2-4).


The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians ($16.95) by Carla Morris, illus. by Brad Sneed. Three librarians help a boy in his quest for knowledge. (4-8)

My Dadima Wears a Sari ($16.95) by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Yoshiko Jaeggi, is a multigenerational tale revealing the culture and customs of India. (4-8)

Raymond and Nelda ($15.95) by Barbara Bottner and Nancy Hayashi tells of a friendship that gets off track. (4-8)

What Do Parents Do When You're Not Home? ($16.95) by Jeanie Franz Ransom, illus. by Cyd Moore, depicts the trouble parents might get into. (4-8)

Firefly Mountain ($16.95) by Patricia Thomas, illus. by Peter Sylvada. A family witnesses thousands of fireflies joining together. (6-10)

Sweet Land of Liberty ($16.95) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Leonard Jenkins, portrays civil rights champion Oscar Chapman's role in Marian Anderson's Lincoln Memorial concert. (6-10)


About... A Guide for Children adds About Habitats: Deserts by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($16.95, 3-7).


Bravo Zulu, Samantha! ($14.95) by Kathleen Benner Duble. A girl and her grandfather work together to build an airplane. (8-12)

Gabriel's Horses ($14.95) by Alison Hart launches a trilogy set during the Civil War. (8-12)

The Goatnappers ($14.95) by Rosa Jordan is a follow-up to Lost Goat Lane . (8-12)

Saving the Griffin ($14.95) by Kristin Wolden Nitz. American siblings on holiday in Italy encounter an unusual creature. (8-12)


Groundhog Willie's Shadow ($19.95) by Barbara Birenbaum is the history of Groundhog Day of Canada. (8-up)


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1-2-3 Draw adds 1-2-3 Draw People by Freddie Levin ($8.99, 6-up).


Books for Children of the World ($15.95) by Sydelle Pearl, illus. by Danlyn Iantorno. Jella Lepman, an advisor to the U.S. Army after WWII, provides books to children in war-torn Germany. (5-8)

Down in Louisiana ($15.95) by Johnette Downing, illus. by Deborah Ousley Kadair, is based on a song celebrating Louisiana. (5-8)

F Is for Firefighter ($15.95) by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Joan C. Waites, takes an alphabetical look at firefighting. (5-8)

Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House ($15.95) by Rickey Pittman, illus. by Judith Hierstein, tells the true story of a boy who was rescued by an abusive relative and adopted by Jefferson Davis. (5-8)

Jay and the Bounty of Books ($15.95) by Randall Ivey, illus. by Chuck Galey. A boy who begins to read grows so full of knowledge he becomes a giant. (5-8)

Librarian's Night Before Christmas ($15.95) by David Davis, illus. by Jim Harris. Santa visits a library in need of renovations. (5-8)

Love the Baby ($15.95) by Steven Layne, illus. by Ard Hoyt, tells of a sibling's initial hesitation about and then love for a new baby. (5-8)

Steve Harvey Presents the Adventures of Roopster Roux: That's Not Punny ($15.95) by Lavaille Lavette, illus. by Vuthy Kuon. A punster is determined to steal Egyptian artifacts from a museum. (5-8)


The MacGregor Family Adventures continues with Sign of the Dragon by Richard Trout ($15.95, 9-up).


The Game ($11.99) by Diana Wynne Jones. After moving in with aunts in Ireland, Hayley learns to play a family game. (12-up)

I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons ($11.99) by Peter Beagle. A boy is not happy to inherit his late father's job as a dragon exterminator. (12-up)


The Bremen Town Musicians ($16.99) by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger, presents this fairy tale with new art. (4-up)

Bye-Bye Binky ($15.99) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Yusuke Yonezu. A girl who loses her pacifier realizes she doesn't need it any more. (4-up)

Cherry Time ($16.99) by Daniela Bunge. A shy boy becomes friends with a girl who hides in a cherry tree every day after school. (4-up)

Five Nice Mice ($16.99) by Chisato Tashiro. Shut out from a frog concert, mice form an orchestra of their own. (4-up)

Max's Magic Seeds ($16.99) by Géraldine Elschner, illus. by Jean Pierre Corderock. What happens when Max scatters his magic seeds? (4-up)

Sophie's Dance ($16.99) by Knister, illus. by Mandy Schlundt. Sophie has a night out with her parents and grandmother. (4-up)

Tad, The Little Tadpole ($16.99) by Giuliano Ferri. Tad experiences some big changes. (4-up)


Little Chicken stars in Little Chicken & Little Duck by Brigitte Sidjanski, illus. by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg ($16.99, 4-up).


The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to His Death and Lands in California ($15.99) by Mary Hershey. Alastair and his father must confront the truth about their past in this coming-of-age story. (10-up)

Will the Real Raisin Rodriguez Please Stand Up? ($12.99) by Judy Goldschmidt. At home on winter break, Raisin feels alienated from her old life. (10-up)

Into the Wild ($15.99) by Sarah Beth Durst. Julie must rescue her mother, Rapunzel, and save her town from becoming a fairy-tale kingdom. (10-up)

Bloodline Book Two: Reckoning ($16.99) by Kate Cary. The heir to Dracula's bloodline appears in England. (12-up)

Silent Echoes ($16.99) by Carla Jablonski. Two girls living in different centuries can hear each other's voice. (12-up)

Magic's Child ($16.99) by Justine Larbalestier concludes the Magic or Madness Trilogy. (12-up)QUAD ($16.99) by C.G. Watson. Six students are trapped in a store while a shooter terrorizes their school. (14-up)


Hex Education ($8.99) by Emily Gould and Zareen Jaffrey. At her new school, Sophie is accepted by popular girls who turn out to be witches. (12-up)

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TimeTripper gains Future Imperfect by Stefan Petrucha ($5.99, 12-up).


Edenville Owls ($17.99) by Robert B. Parker. Bobby must save his teacher from a dark threat. (10-up)

Rat Life ($16.99) by Tedd Arnold. Hanging out with Rat leads Todd to strange experiences and perplexing questions. (12-up)


Enola Holmes Mysteries offers The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer ($12.99, 9-up). The Raven League adds Buffalo Bill Wanted! by Alex Simmons and Bill McCay ($10.99, 9-up). Skullduggery joins The Bloodwater Mysteries by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue ($16.99, 10-up). And Seikei Mysteries releasesA Samurai Never Fears Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler ($12.99, 10-up).


Hannah West in the Center of the Universe ($5.99) by Linda Johns. Hannah, who has a dog-walking business, is a suspect in a rash of dog-nappings. (10-up)


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S.A.A.S. continues with Swede Dreams by Eva Apelqvist and Girl Overboard by Aimee Ferris ($6.99 each, 12-up). And The Specialists adds Model Spy by Shannon Greenland ($6.99, 12-up).


Please Is a Good Word to Say ($12.99) by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Jennifer Plecas. Harriet offers tips on good manners. (All ages)

Some Babies Sleep ($12.99) by Cynthia Cotton, illus. by Paul Tong, reveals a child and various animals sleeping. (All ages)

Pigs Love Potatoes ($15.99) by Anika Denise, illus. by Christopher Denise, is a counting tale starring pigs. (2-up)

What a Party! ($15.99) by Sandy Asher, illus. by Keith Graves, is a companion to Too Many Frogs . (3-up)

Ginger and Petunia ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco. When Ginger is out of town, her pet pig dons the woman's gowns and poses as her owner. (4-up)

The Incredible Book Eating Boy ($16.99) by Oliver Jeffers. The more books Henry eats, the smarter he gets. (4-up)

Mars Needs Moms! ($16.99) by Berkeley Breathed. Martians arrive in search of moms-especially Milo's. (4-up)

Thunder Bunny ($16.99) by Barbara Helen Berger. An unusual bunny discovers who she is. (4-up)Red Red Red ($16.99) by Valeri Gorbachev. Neighbors hurry after Turtle, who is off to see something red. (5-up)

The Day the Stones Walked: A Tale of Easter Island ($16.99) by T.A. Barron, illus. by William Low. When a huge wave crashes into the island, the stone figures Pico's father has sculpted rise and walk. (6-up)

The Longest Season ($16.99) by Cal Ripken, Jr., illus. by Ron Mazellan. This ball player focuses on the ups and downs of the Orioles's 1988 season. (6-up)

More Horowitz Horror ($10.99) by Anthony Horowitz collects stories. (9-up)

Magpie Gabbard and the Quest for the Buried Moon ($16.99) by Sally M. Keehn. A girl faces big challenges when she turns 13. (10-up)

Nacky Patcher and the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats ($18.99) by Jeffrey Kluger. Two youngsters find a solution to a longstanding curse on their town. (10-up)

Quantum Prophesy: The Awakening ($16.99) by Michael Carroll. A decade after all the superhumans were wiped out, two teens develop new abilities. (10-up)

Summer Ball ($17.99) by Mike Lupica is a sequel to Travel Team . (10-up)

Quaking ($16.99) by Kathryn Erskine. When she moves in with a Quaker family, a girl fears for her safety and theirs. (11-up)

Dear Author: Letters of Hope: Top Young Adult Authors Respond to Kids' Toughest Issues ($14.99), ed. by Joan Kaywell, compiles authors' answers to kids' letters. (12-up)


My Very First Book of... Board Books by Eric Carle issues My Very First Book of Animal Homes , My Very First Book of Animal Sounds , My Very First Book of Food and My Very First Book of Motion ($5.99 each, 1-up). Turning Point by Judith S. George adds Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt , illus. by Britt Spencer ($16.99, 5-up). Olivia Kidney returns in Olivia Kidney and the Secret Beneath the City by Ellen Potter ($16.99, 10-up). And John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice introduces The Icebound Land ($16.99, 10-up).


Baby Face , Baby Boy and Baby Girl ($7.99 each), illus. by Monica Pritchard, include photo pockets and space for mementoes. (up to 4)

My Grandpa & Me ($6.99), illus. by Monica Pritchard. A child spends a day with Grandpa. (1-5)



Know Your Colors debuts withAutumn Orange , Big Red Barn , Camping in Green , Hello, Yellow! , Purple Pride and Splish, Splash, and Blue by Christianne Jones, illus. by Todd Ouren ($23.93 each, 4-7). Mother Goose Rhymes starts up with Counting Your Way: Number Nursery Rhymes , Cuddly Critters: Animal Nursery Rhymes , Forecasting Fun: Weather Nursery Rhymes , Friendly Faces: People Nursery Rhymes , Sleepytime: Bedtime Nursery Rhymes and Ticktock: Time Nursery Rhymes ($25.26 each, 4-8). And Way to Be! Manners introduces Manners at School , Manners at the Table , Manners in Public , Manners in the Library and Manners on the Playground by Carrie Finn, illus. by Chris Lensch ($23.93 each, 4-8).

Read-it!Readers: The Life of Max adds six titles by Adria Klein, illus. by Mernie Gallagher-Cole ($19.93 each, 4-8). New to Wild Animals are A Crocodile Grows Up , A Giraffe Grows Up , A Jaguar Grows Up and A Kangaroo Grows Up by Amanda Doering Tourville, illus. by Michael Denman and William Huiett ($25.26 each, 5-8). And new Biographies are Frederick Douglass: Writer, Speaker, and Opponent of Slavery ; Harriet Tubman: Hero of the Underground Railroad ; Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality and Thomas Edison: Inventor, Scientist, and Genius by Lori Mortensen and Suzanne Slade, illus. by Robert McGuire, Frances Moore, Craig Orback and Jeffrey Thompson ($23.93 each, 5-9).


Benito's Sopaipillas/Las sopaipillas de Benito ($15.95) by Ana Baca, illus. by Anthony Accardo. A girl learns about the history of a traditional Southwestern treat. (3-7)

Mimí's Parranda/La parranda de Mimí ($15.95) by Lydia Gil, illus. by Hernán Sosa. A girl celebrates a Puerto Rican Christmas tradition. (3-7)Ricardo's Race/La carrera de Ricardo ($15.95) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, illus. by Anthony Accardo, is a biography of Ricardo Romo, the current president of the University of Texas, San Antonio. (6-9)


Quesadilla Moon ($9.95) by Gary Castillo. A young migrant worker who is a talented singer must overcome obstacles to achieve his dreams. (11-up)

Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives , ed. by Sarah Cortez, illus. by Virgil Suárez, collects short memoirs by young Latinos in the U.S. (16-up)


Pale Pink ($16.95) by Selena Vasquez. This memoir about growing up in Lima, Peru, focuses on the author's relationship with her grandmother. (8-12)

Global Warming and How to Fix It ($16.95) by Samuel Plummer outlines steps that individuals and nations can take to deal with this issue. (10-up)


Baby Loves Jazz: Louis Lion Sings Good Night and Philly Joe Giraffe's Jungle Jazz ($7.99 each) by Andy Blackman Hurwitz, illus. by Andrew Cunningham, are animal-themed tales packaged with a CD. (2-6)

Just for Daddy! and Just for Mommy! ($5.99 each) by Salina Yoon. These tributes to parents include stickers. (3-5)

Stars and Stripes ($5.99) by Salina Yoon is a rhyming celebration of the American flag. (3-5)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star ($5.99) by Salina Yoon presents this song. (3-5)

Alphaducks ($6.99) by Maryann Cusimano Love is an alphabet tale starring rubber duckies. (3-5)

Sassafras Goes to Hollywood ($15.99) by Lynn Hirshfield, illus. by Dena Fishbein. Sassie the dog heads to Hollywood after winning a competition. (3-7)

My Princess Essentials ($8.99) by Salina Yoon features flaps, stickers and a tiara. (4-6)

Construction Trucks , A Pirate's Life and The Secret Life of Fairies ($8.99 each) by Salina Yoon. Lift-the-flap tales with stickers. (4-6)

Steve Irwin: Wildlife Warrior: An Unauthorized Biography ($7.99) by June Eding follows the life of this animal activist. (8-up)


Little Signs debuts with My Very First Signs by Heather Rosas ($5.99, 6 mos.-2 yrs.). And new Wee Sing titles by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp are Bugs , illus. by Yudthana Pongmee; and Opposites , illus. by Michael Moran ($9.99 each, 2-8).


Old MacDonald Had a Wedding ($5.99) by Ron Berman, illus. by Brian Gerrity. Familiar nursery rhyme characters attend a wedding. (2-8)

The Funniest Bunny EVER! ($4.99) by Siobhan Ciminera, illus. by Tamara Petrosino. This Easter story includes materials to decorate eggs. (4-7)

Vanessa Hudgens: Breaking Free: An Unauthorized Biography ($4.99) by Grace Norwich profiles this star of High School Musical . (8-up)

Paperback Series

Roger Hargreaves's Mr. Men greets Little Miss Naughty and the Good Fairy , Mr. Birthday , Little Miss Birthday , Little Miss Splendid and the Princess and Mr. Jelly and the Pirates ($3.99 each, 3-up). Mad Libs Junior offers Go, Diego, Go! by Roger Price and Leonard Stern ($3.99 each, 5-8). And Mad Libs by Price and Stern adds six titles ($3.99 each, 8-up).


I Miss You! A Military Kid's Book About Deployment ($12) by Beth Andrews, illus. by Hawley Wright, sets out to reassure those with a family member deployed in the military. (3-up)


(Revolution Booksellers, dist.)

How Timbo and Trevor Got Together ($19.95) by Barbara Towle, illus. by Susan Spellman, is a fictional account of a true story of the friendship between a baby hippo and an old tortoise. (All ages)


Footlights and Fairy Dust: Matt and Maria Go to the Theater ($14.95) by Maren Tirabassi, illus. by Brandie Miller. Two children explore Boston's Colonial Theatre. (All ages)

Barefoot Farmer: The Founder of Pawtuckaway ($9.95) by Paula Devlin-Wood is a biography of George Goodrich, a 19th-century New Hampshire farmer. (5-8)

Sister Sluggers ($9.95) by Emily Chetkowksi is the story of the softball rivalry between the author and her sister. (8-10)

Charlemagne Mack: The Rise of the Queen ($15.95) by Stephen Jones. A girl living in Harlem finds that life is not what it seems. (9-12)


Paperback Series

Hank the Cowdog adds The Case of the Booby-Trapped Pickup by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($4.99, 8-up).


(IPG, dist.)

The Boy and the Spell ($16.95) by Maurice Ravel, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette and Pegi Deitz Shea, illus. by Serena Riglietti, adapts the opera L'Enfant et les Sortileges . (7-9).


(PGW, dist.)

The Nightingale ($16.50) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Igor Oleynikov, presents this tale of the Emperor of China and a singing nightingale. (6-up)


Five Little Gefiltes ($12.99) by Dave Horowitz. Five curious gefilte fish sneak out of their jar to explore the world. (All ages)

Babies in the Bayou ($16.99) by Jim Arnosky. The young of the Bayou learn to dig, swim and follow their mothers' lead. (3-up)

Little Monkey Lost ($15.99) by Keith DuQuette. Traveling downstream, a lost monkey meets other monkeys who teach him new things. (3-up)

Over in the Meadow at the Big Ballet ($16.99) by Lisa Shulman, illus. by Sarah Massini. A little swan fears she's not ready for her starring role. (3-up)

The Princess and the Pea ($16.99) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Rachel Isadora, gives this tale an African setting. (3-up)

Another Day in the Milky Way ($15.99) by David Milgrim. Monty wakes up one morning on an oddball planet. (4-up)

Badger's Fancy Meal ($16.99) by Keiko Kasza. Badger sets off to find more exciting food, but he can't quite catch the main ingredients. (4-up)

Bean Thirteen ($15.99) by Matthew McElligott. How can Ralph and Flora make the unlucky 13th bean disappear? (4-up)

The Best Father's Day Present Ever ($15.99) by Christine Loomis, illus. by Pam Paparone. Since the store is closed by the time snail gets there, he searches for a present on the way home. (4-up)

Dinner in the Lion's Den ($16.99) by Bob Hartman, illus. by Tim Raglin, retells the biblical story about Daniel in the lions' den. (4-up)

Horris Grows Down ($15.99) by Shari Becker, illus. by Valeria Petrone. A four-year-old who knows all about being grown up decides to act his age. (4-up)

Oh No, Gotta Go #2 ($15.99) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Lynne Avril. This companion to Oh No, Gotta Go! combines English and Spanish.(4-up)

You Can Do Anything, Daddy! ($14.99) by Michael Rex offers a tale about the lengths fathers and sons will go for each other. (4-up)

Close to the Wind: The Beaufort Scale ($16.99) by Peter Malone is a story based on Beaufort's scale giving sailors a way to describe the wind. (5-up)

Didn't Didn't Do It ($16.99) by Bradford Morrow, illus. by Gahan Wilson. Didn't and his pals can't get anything right as they build a tree house. (5-up)

Eddie's Little Sister Makes a Splash ($16.99) by Ed Koch and Pat Koch Thaler, illus. by James Warhola. A followup to Eddie: Harold's Little Brother . (5-up)

You Have to Be Nice to Someone on Their Birthday ($15.99) by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. Rosemary gets a chance to celebrate her birthday all over again. (5-up)

A Girl, A Boy, and a Monster Cat ($14.99) by Gail Gauthier, illus. by Joe Cepeda. A family's cat defends her territory against the new dog in the neighborhood. (7-up)

Who's Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage? ($18.99) by Jean Fritz, illus. by Sally Wern Comport, centers on this teen who sailed to the New World and went to live with Powhatan to learn the Algonquian language. (7-up)

The Big One-Oh ($15.99) by Dean Pitchford. Things get out of control when Charley throws himself a birthday party. (8-up)

Feathers ($15.99) by Jacqueline Woodson. During a winter of surprises, Frannie starts to see many facets of her life in a new light. (8-up)

Larry: The King of Rock and Roll ($16.99) by Iris Rainer Dart and Joyce Brotman. Fame goes to a singing dog's head. (8-up)

Shanghaied to the Moon ($16.99) by Michael J. Daley. A boy who dreams of being a famous pilot like his mother takes an unexpected trip to the moon. (8-up)

Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest ($16.99) by Matt Haig. Samuel sees strange things venture out of the Norwegian forest where his uncle disappeared years before. (9-up)

Camp Creepy Time ($16.99) by Gina Gershon andDann Gershon. A boy arrives at camp to find the campers are monsters and the counselors are aliens. (10-up)

Demonkeeper ($15.99) by Royce Buckingham. What will Nat do when one of the demons he watches over escapes? (10-up)

Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer ($17.99) by Laini Taylor. When an ancient evil rises to unmake the world, only one faerie stands in its way. (10-up)

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend ($15.99) by Janette Rallison. A teen dreams of winning back her ex. (12-up)

The Shadowmancer Returns: The Curse of Salamander Street ($17.99) by G.P. Taylor is the sequel to Shadowmancer . (12-up)

Stuck in the 70s ($16.99) by D.L. Garfinkle. A girl who is transported from 2006 to 1978 decides she likes the '70s better. (12-up)


Spot Board Books introduces Spot's Birthday Party , Spot's Easter Surprise and Spot Sleeps Over by Eric Hill ($6.99 each, 1-up). Spot's Colors, Shapes, and Numbers by Hill is a new Spot Concept Oversized Board Book ($12.99, 1-up). 26 Fairmont Avenue adds Why? The War Years by Tomie dePaola ($14.99, 7-up). According to Humphrey offers Trouble According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney ($14.99, 7-up). And Non-Blonde Cheerleader by Kieran Scott issues A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love ($14.99, 12-up).